Published in Vaccine Weekly, May 20th, 1996
Growing evidence suggests that membrane proteins from a variety of pathogens could be highly immunogenic.
"Immunogenicity of membrane proteins, especially the 'integral' ones, has been attributed to their inherent hydrophobicity which could be accentuated by a naturally occurring lipid modification," researcher J. Mehrotra and colleagues wrote ("Serological Distinction of Integral Plasma Membrane Proteins as a Class of Mycobacterial Antigens and Their Relevance for Human T Cell Activation," Clinical and Experimental Immunology,...
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