Published in Vaccine Weekly, October 25th, 1999
In 1993, the World Health Organization declared tuberculosis a global emergency because there are 8 million new cases per year. The complete genome of the strain H37Rv of the causative microorganism, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, comprising 3,924 genes, has been sequenced.
In their recent study, P.R. Jungblut and colleagues compared the proteomes of two non-virulent vaccine strains of M. bovis BCG (Chicago and Copenhagen) with two virulent strains of M. tuberculosis (H37Rv and Erdman) to identify protein candidates of...
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