Development and use of TCR transgenic mice for malaria immunology research

Yun Chi Chen, Fidel Zavala

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T-cell receptor transgenic mice are powerful tools to study T cell responses to malaria parasites. They allow for a population of antigen specific T cells to be monitored during developing responses to immunization or parasite infection; this makes them particularly useful to study fundamental aspects of T cell activation, differentiation, and migration in different tissue compartments. Moreover, the use of these cells allows for a thorough analysis of the mechanisms of antiparasite activity by T cells.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMalaria
Subtitle of host publicationMethods and Protocols
PublisherHumana Press Inc.
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9781627030250
StatePublished - 2013

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
ISSN (Print)1064-3745


  • Plasmodium blood stages
  • Plasmodium liver stages
  • T cells
  • TCR transgenic mice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics


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