Published in Vaccine Weekly, June 16th, 2004
According to recent research published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, "Bacillus anthracis is surrounded by an antiphagocytic polypeptide capsule composed of poly gamma-D-glutamic acid (gamma-DPGA). Gamma-DPGA has been identified recently as a potential target for vaccine development. Studies of the role of gamma-DPGA in disease have been hampered by the poor antibody response to this antigen and the lack of immunochemical...
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