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Titre du document / Document title

Recombinant group b streptococcus beta C protein and a variant with the deletion of its immunoglobulin A-binding site are protective mouse maternal vaccines and effective carriers in conjugate vaccines

Auteur(s) / Author(s)

YANG Hsiao-Hui (1) ; MADOFF Lawrence C. (1) ; GUTTORMSEN Hilde-Kari (1) ; LIU Yong-Dong (1) ; PAOLETTI Lawrence C. (1) ;

Affiliation(s) du ou des auteurs / Author(s) Affiliation(s)

(1) Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, ETATS-UNIS

Résumé / Abstract

Immunogenic vaccines against group B Streptococcus (GBS) have been created by coupling the GBS capsular polysaccharides (CPS) to carrier proteins. The GBS beta C protein (BCP) serves as an effective carrier while inducing protective immunity against BCP-expressing strains. BCP also binds human immunoglobulin A (IgA), a characteristic that may be undesirable for use in humans. Here, we examined the immunogenicity and protective efficacy of a recombinant GBS BCP (rBCP), an rBCP modified to eliminate its IgA-binding site (rBCP∇IgA), and their corresponding GBS serotype III CPS conjugates (III-rBCP and III-rBCP∇IgA). Deletion of the IgA-binding site or conjugation to CPS did not alter antigenic BCP epitopes. Recombinant proteins and conjugates elicited specific, high-titered IgG in mice. Antisera to rBCP, rBCP∇IgA, III-rBCP, and III-rBCP∇IgA opsonized GBS strains A909 (Ia/BCP+) and H36B (Ib/BCP+) for killing by HL-60 cells; antiserum to III-rBCP and III-rBCP∇IgA also opsonized strain M781 (III/BCP-). Vaccination of female mice with either rBCP or rBCP∇IgA protected ∼40% of their pups challenged with GBS strain A909. Pups born to III-rBCP- or III-rBCP∇IgA-vaccinated dams survived at rates of 56% and 66%, respectively. Over 90% of pups born to dams that received the type III CPS conjugates survived challenge with GBS strain M781. In summary, rBCP and rBCP∇IgA proteins and the conjugates containing them were immunogenic in mice, inducing both CPS- and protein-specific functional IgG. These results suggest that the rBCP∇IgA could be used as a carrier to augment the immunogenicity of the CPS while expanding coverage to GBS strains bearing BCP.

Revue / Journal Title

Infection and immunity    ISSN  0019-9567   CODEN INFIBR 

Source / Source

2007, vol. 75, no7, pp. 3455-3461 [7 page(s) (article)] (37 ref.)

Langue / Language

Anglais

Editeur / Publisher

American Society for Microbiology, Washington, DC, ETATS-UNIS  (1970) (Revue)

Mots-clés anglais / English Keywords

Vertebrata

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Mammalia

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Rodentia

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Bacteria

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Micrococcales

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Streptococcaceae

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Vaccine

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Binding site

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IgA

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Mutation

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Deletion

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Protein

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Mouse

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Streptococcus B

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Mots-clés français / French Keywords

Vertebrata

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Mammalia

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Rodentia

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Bactérie

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Micrococcales

;

Streptococcaceae

;

Vaccin

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Site fixation

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IgA

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Mutation

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Délétion

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Protéine

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Souris

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Streptococcus B

;

Mots-clés espagnols / Spanish Keywords

Vertebrata

;

Mammalia

;

Rodentia

;

Bacteria

;

Micrococcales

;

Streptococcaceae

;

Vacuna

;

Sitio fijación

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IgA

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Mutación

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Deleción

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Proteína

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Ratón

;

Streptococcus B

;

Localisation / Location

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15757, 35400016296577.0250

Nº notice refdoc (ud4) : 18898116



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