Published in Bioterrorism Week, May 17th, 2004
"Bacillus anthracis is the causative agent of anthrax disease. Improvement of existing anthrax vaccines, which are currently based on the administration of Protective Antigen (the highly immunogenic nontoxic subunit of the bacterial toxin) may entail other bacterial immunogenic elements, part of which are predicted to reside on the surface of bacterial cells. In the present study, membranal proteins extracted from a stationary-phase culture of a nonvirulent B. anthracis strain, devoid of the native virulence plasmids pXO1 and...
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