Evaluation of the immunogenicity of pBudCE4.1 plasmids encoding mycolyl-transferase Ag85A and phosphate transport receptor PstS-3 from Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

Last updated on 22-8-2019 by Anonymous (not verified)

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Tuberculosis (TB) caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), remains a major health problem. The only currently available vaccine, BCG, confers only variable protection and an improved vaccine is urgently needed. Administration of DNA vaccines encoding the secreted mycolyl-transferase Ag85A and the surface-exposed phosphate transport receptor PstS-3 elicit an immune response capable of protecting mice challenged with Mtb. In order to combine the protection against Mtb infection induced by these two DNA vaccines, we have cloned Ag85A and PstS-3 in pBudCE4.1 vector, in which antigenic expres…

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