African Journal of
Biotechnology

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Biotechnol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1684-5315
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJB
  • Start Year: 2002
  • Published Articles: 12268

Full Length Research Paper

Confirmation of antibodies against L-tryptophan-like epitope in human African trypanosomosis serological diagnostic

Silla Semballa
  • Silla Semballa
  • Université de Bordeaux, IRD, UMR 177 «INTERTRYP», 33076 Bordeaux France.
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Romaric Nzoumbou-Boko
  • Romaric Nzoumbou-Boko
  • Université de Bordeaux, IRD, UMR 177 «INTERTRYP», 33076 Bordeaux France.
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Philippe Holzmuller
  • Philippe Holzmuller
  • CIRAD UMR Contrôle des maladies exotiques et émergentes (CMAEE), TA-A15/G, Campus International de Baillarguet, 34398, Montpellier Cedex, France.
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Paul Chuchana
  • Paul Chuchana
  • IRMB, Unité INSERM U1183, Hôpital Saint Eloi, 34295 Montpellier France.
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Jean-loup Lemesre
  • Jean-loup Lemesre
  • Institut de Recherche pour le Développement IRD, UMR 177 « INTERTRYP», Centre IRD de Montpellier, 34000 Montpellier Cedex, France.
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Philippe Vincendeau
  • Philippe Vincendeau
  • Université de Bordeaux, IRD, UMR 177 «INTERTRYP», 33076 Bordeaux France.
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Pierrette Courtois
  • Pierrette Courtois
  • Université de Bordeaux, IRD, UMR 177 «INTERTRYP», 33076 Bordeaux France.
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Sylvie Daulouède
  • Sylvie Daulouède
  • Université de Bordeaux, IRD, UMR 177 «INTERTRYP», 33076 Bordeaux France.
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Philippe Truc
  • Philippe Truc
  • Institut de Recherche pour le Développement IRD, UMR 177 «INTERTRYP», Campus International de Baillarguet, 34398 Montpellier Cedex, France.
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  •  Received: 20 July 2016
  •  Accepted: 25 August 2016
  •  Published: 07 September 2016

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