Dominic L.F. Kelly

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RATIONALE Tuberculosis kills more than 1.5 million people per year, and standard treatment has remained unchanged for more than 30 years. Tuberculosis (TB) drives matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) activity to cause immunopathology. In advanced HIV infection, tissue destruction is reduced, but underlying mechanisms are poorly defined and no current(More)
There is a need for an improved vaccine to better control human tuberculosis (TB), as the only currently available TB vaccine, bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) delivered parenterally, offers variable levels of efficacy. Therefore, recombinant strains expressing additional antigens are being developed alongside alternative routes to parenteral delivery. There(More)
AIMS We undertook a series of experiments to investigate factors that contribute to variation in Mycobacterium tuberculosis viability and infectivity, during experimental aerosolization, with an aim to optimize a strategy to enable a more reproducible delivered dose within animal models of tuberculosis. METHODS AND RESULTS The viability and infectivity of(More)
A recombinant Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium (S. Typhimurium) vaccine strain was constructed that stably expressed the Mycobacterium tuberculosis fusion antigen Ag85B-ESAT6 from the chromosome. Live oral vaccination of mice with the Salmonella/Ag85B-ESAT6 strain generated a potent anti-Ag85B-ESAT6 T(H)1 response with high antibody titres with a(More)
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