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Title Meningococcal vaccines : methods and protocols / edited by Andrew J. Pollard and Martin C.J. Maiden ; foreword by E. Richardson Moxon
Published Totowa, N.J. : Humana Press, ©2001


Description 1 online resource (xvii, 421 pages) : illustrations
Series Methods in molecular medicine ; 66
Methods in molecular medicine ; 66. 1543-1894
Contents Meningococcal vaccines and vaccine developments / I.M. Feavers -- Immune response and host-pathogen interactions / A.J. Pollard and D. Goldblatt -- Purification of capsular polysaccharide / Q. Yang and H. Jennings -- Protein-polysaccharide conjugation / Z. Guo and H. Jennings -- N -propionylation / Z. Guo and H. Jennings -- Outer membrane protein purification / C. Arigita [and others] -- Outer membrane protein vesicle vaccines for meningococcal disease / C.E. Frasch [and others] -- Methods for manipulation of transferrin-binding proteins / L.M. DeWinter and A.B. Schryvers -- Methods for the preparation and crystallization of fab fragments in complex with peptide antigens derived from N. Meningitidis outer membrane proteins / R.F. Collins and J.P. Derrick -- Application of optical biosensor techniques to the characterization of porA-antibody binding kinetics / J. Suker and B.M. Charalambous -- Construction of porA mutants / P. Ley and L. Alphen -- Construction of LPS mutants / P. Ley and L. Steeghs -- Recombinant proteins in vaccine development / M. Christodoulides, K.A. Jolley and J.E. Heckels -- Identification of peptides that mimic N. Meningitidis LOS epitopes via the use of combinatorial phage-display libraries / P.J. Brett, I.M. Feavers and B.M. Charalambous -- Testing meningococcal vaccines for mitogenicity and superantigenicity / A.A. Delvig, J.H. Robinson and L. Wetzler -- Early experiences with nasal vaccines against meningococcal disease / J. Holst and B. Haneberg -- Animal models for meningococcal disease / A.R. Gorringe [and others] -- Determination of antibody responses to meningococcal antigens by ELISA / E. Rosenqvist, H. Käyhty and A.J. Pollard -- Immunoblot analysis of sera from patients and vaccinees / E. Wedege -- Serogroup B and C serum bactericidal assays / R. Borrow and G.M. Carlone -- A modified ELISA for measurement of high-avidity IgG antibodies to meningococcal serogroup c polysaccharide that correlate with bactericidal titers / D.M. Granoff and J.J. Donnelly -- Whole-blood model / C.A. Ison -- Antibody-induced opsonophagocytosis of serogroup b meningococci measured by flow cytometry / T.E. Michaelsen and A. Aase -- T-cell responses against meningococcal antigens / L.M. Næss [and others] -- CF4 T-cell epitope mapping / A.A. Delvig and J.H. Robinson -- Epitope mapping / J.E. Heckels and M. Christodoulides -- Meningococcal vaccine trials / P. Farrington and E. Miller -- The introduction of group C conjugate meningococcal vaccine into the UK / D.M. Salisbury
Summary The development of a comprehensive vaccine against Neisseria meningitidis, the causative agent of meningococcal disease, has remained elusive because of bacterial diversity and immunologic evasion. In Meningococcal Vaccines: Methods and Protocols, Andrew Pollard and Martin Maiden have assembled an impressive collection of the latest molecular and cellular techniques for the development, evaluation, and implementation of vaccines to be used against this dreaded disease. The contributors-leading scientists, clinicians, and public health physicians-describe in detail the many approaches to vaccine design, as well as the assessment of immune response to vaccine candidates and novel vaccine formulations. They also present as a test case the recent implementation of a new meningococcal vaccine in the United Kingdom. A companion volume, Meningococcal Disease: Methods and Protocols, contains detailed methods for diagnostic microbiology, bacterial characterization, epidemiology, host-pathogen interactions, and clinical studies. Timely and comprehensive, Meningococcal Vaccines: Methods and Protocols provides the scientist, public health physician, epidemiologist, clinical microbiologist, and clinician with the essential tools to lay bare the secrets of the meningococcus and to develop, evaluate, and implement successful new meningococcal vaccines
Notes Companion volume to: Meningococal disease
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Bacterial vaccines -- Laboratory manuals
Neisseria meningitidis -- Laboratory manuals
Meningitis -- Laboratory manuals
Meningitis, Cerebrospinal.
Bacterial vaccines.
Meningococcal infections.
Central nervous system -- Infections.
Bacterial diseases.
Central nervous system -- Diseases.
Nervous system -- Diseases.
Meningococcal Vaccines
Meningitis, Meningococcal
Drug Therapy
Bacterial Vaccines
Meningococcal Infections
Meningitis, Bacterial
Central Nervous System Bacterial Infections
Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment
Neisseriaceae Infections
Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections
Biological Products
Central Nervous System Infections
Bacterial Infections
Complex Mixtures
Bacterial Infections and Mycoses
Central Nervous System Diseases
Chemicals and Drugs
Nervous System Diseases
treating (health care function)
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- Nervous System (incl. Brain)
MEDICAL -- Neurology.
Nervous system -- Diseases
Meningococcal infections
Meningitis, Cerebrospinal
Central nervous system -- Infections
Central nervous system -- Diseases
Bacterial diseases
Bacterial vaccines
Neisseria meningitidis
Meningitis cerebrospinalis epidemica
Wetenschappelijke technieken.
Genre/Form Laboratory manuals
Laboratory manuals.
Manuels de laboratoire.
Form Electronic book
Author Pollard, Andrew J
Maiden, Martin C. J
ISBN 0896038017
OTHER TI Meningococcal disease