Indexed on: 23 Jul '04Published on: 23 Jul '04Published in: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
Phosphorylcholine (ChoP) is commonly expressed at the surface of pathogens of the respiratory tract, including Streptococcus pneumoniae and Neisseria meningitidis. We designed a synthetic hapten comprising ChoP and part of its native carrier structure in S. pneumoniae, i.e. N-acetyl-D-galactosamine (GalNAc). Protein conjugates of this hapten induced GalNAc-ChoP-specific antibodies which recognized ChoP on both S. pneumoniae and N. meningitidis. GalNAc-ChoP could therefore lead to the rational design of a novel multipurpose vaccine against respiratory infections.
Indexed on: 29 Oct '20
Published on: 05 Sep '19 in Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America