Published in Biotech Law Weekly, March 25th, 2005
According to recent research published in the journal Infection and Immunity, "Staphylococcal enterotoxin C (SEC), a bacterial superantigenic exotoxin, is commonly produced by invasive Staphylococcus aureus isolates, especially methicillin-resistant strains and isolates from animal diseases. We constructed and expressed a nontoxic mutant SEC (mSEC) and investigated whether immunization with mSEC, which is devoid of superantigenic activity, can protect against S. aureus...
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