26 Feb 2016
Author(s): 
Jason W. Bennett, Anjali Yadava , Donna Tosh, Jetsumon Sattabongkot, Jack Komisar, Lisa A. Ware, William F. McCarthy, Jessica J. Cowden, Jason Regules, Michele D. Spring, Kristopher Paolino, Joshua D. Hartzell, James F. Cummings, et al.

A vaccine to prevent infection and disease caused by Plasmodium vivax is needed both to reduce the morbidity caused by this parasite and as a key component in efforts to eradicate malaria worldwide. Vivax malaria protein 1 (VMP001), a novel chimeric protein that incorporates the amino- and carboxy- terminal regions of the circumsporozoite protein (CSP) and a truncated repeat region that contains repeat sequences from both the VK210 (type 1) and the VK247 (type 2) parasites, was developed as a vaccine candidate for global use.