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Mechanisms of avoidance of host immunity by Neisseria meningitidis and its effect on vaccine development.

Abstract:

Neisseria meningitidis remains an important cause of severe sepsis and meningitis worldwide. The bacterium is only found in human hosts, and so must continually coexist with the immune system. Consequently, N meningitidis uses multiple mechanisms to avoid being killed by antimicrobial proteins, phagocytes, and, crucially, the complement system. Much remains to be learnt about the strategies N meningitidis employs to evade aspects of immune killing, including mimicry of host molecules by bacte...

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Journal:
The Lancet. Infectious diseases
Volume:
9
Issue:
7
Pages:
418-427
Publication date:
2009-07-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1474-4457
ISSN:
1473-3099
URN:
uuid:bdff297b-4404-4e1a-9798-fc6b2054a0ed
Source identifiers:
249480
Local pid:
pubs:249480

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