Journal article icon

Journal article

Mechanisms in Neisseria meningitidis for resistance against complement-mediated killing.

Abstract:

Bacterial meningitis and septicaemia is a global health problem often caused by Neisseria meningitidis. The complement system is the most important aspect of host defence against this pathogen, and the critical interaction between the two is influenced by genetic polymorphisms on both the bacterial and the host side; variations of the meningococcus may lead to increased survival in human sera, whereas humans with complement deficiencies are more susceptible to meningococcal infections. Here w...

Expand abstract

Actions


Access Document


Authors


Journal:
Vaccine
Volume:
26 Suppl 8
Issue:
SUPPL. 8
Pages:
I34-I39
Publication date:
2008-12-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1873-2518
ISSN:
0264-410X
URN:
uuid:c4e473af-bf46-4be5-870d-9341fa3e4b39
Source identifiers:
249485
Local pid:
pubs:249485

Terms of use


Metrics


Views and Downloads






If you are the owner of this record, you can report an update to it here: Report update to this record

TO TOP