Immunomodulatory properties of ES-62, a phosphorylcholine-containing glycoprotein secreted by Acanthocheilonema viteae

Lamyaa Al-Riyami, William Harnett

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Filarial nematodes are parasites that have the ability to persist in their hosts for extended periods of time due to the employment of various mechanisms to divert or down-regulate the host's immune responses. One of these mechanisms is the production of immunomodulatory excretory-secretory (ES) products. This review will discuss the properties of one such product, ES-62, which over the years, has been shown to interact with and modulate the activities of a variety of cells of the immune system including B and T lymphocytes, dendritic cells, macrophages and mast cells. Overall, ES-62 diverts the immune system towards an anti-inflammatory phenotype and consistent with this it has been shown to have therapeutic potential in models of inflammatory disease associated with autoimmunity and allergy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-52
Number of pages8
JournalEndocrine, Metabolic and Immune Disorders-Drug Targets
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2012


  • anti-inflammatory
  • autoimmunity
  • excretory-secretory
  • filarial nematode

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