Published in Health and Medicine Week, February 9th, 2004
"Pneumococcal surface protein A (PspA) is an antigenic variable vaccine candidate of Streptococcus pneumoniae. Epitope similarities between PspA from the American vaccine candidate strain Rx1 and Norwegian clinical isolates were studied using PspA specific monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) made against clinical Norwegian strains. Using recombinant PspA/Rx1 fragments and immunoblotting the epitopes for mAbs were mapped to two regions of amino acids, 1-67 and 67-236," scientists in Norway and the United States...
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