E. Coen Beuvery

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The stability of two purified monoclonal antibodies, MN12 and WT31, was investigated. The monoclonal antibodies were incubated for 32 days at different pH values (ranging from 3.0 to 10.0) at 4 and 37°C. Various analytical methods were used to assess changes in physicochemical properties of the proteins. The monoclonal antibodies were more susceptible to(More)
Immune-stimulating complexes (iscoms) are stable complexes of cholesterol, phospholipid and Quil A, a triterpene saponin mixture in the size range from 40 to 100 nm. They can be used as antigen carriers in subunit vaccines. In this paper it is demonstrated that iscoms are rigid, negatively charged vesicles in which small water soluble molecules like(More)
We incorporated the major outer membrane protein (PI) of Neisseria gonorrhoeae into immunostimulating complexes (iscoms) and examined some analytical, physicochemical, and immunological properties of these structures. The immunogenicity was compared with that of three other PI-containing structures, i.e., liposomes, outer membrane complexes produced by the(More)
Neisseria meningitidis is a human pathogen that can infect diverse sites within the human host. The major diseases caused by N. meningitidis are responsible for death and disability, especially in young infants. In general, most of the recent work on N. meningitidis focuses on potential antigens and their functions, immunogenicity, and pathogenicity(More)
Neisseria meningitidis is a human pathogen that can infect diverse sites within the human host. The major diseases caused by N. meningitidis are responsible for death and disability, especially in young infants. At the Netherlands Vaccine Institute (NVI) a vaccine against serogroup B organisms is currently being developed. This study describes the influence(More)
The influence of lyophilization on the stability of a monoclonal antibody (MN12) was investigated. MN12 was freeze-dried in different formulations [without lyoprotectant or in the presence of sucrose, dextran, or hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrin (HPβCD)] and under varying conditions (with or without secondary drying). Subsequently, the monoclonal antibody was(More)
At the Netherlands Vaccine Institute (NVI) a vaccine against Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B organisms based on different porA subtypes contained in outer membrane vesicles (OMVs) is in advanced stage of development and will be evaluated in clinical trial studies in the near future. In order to meet the expected demand for product, the current(More)
Two methods have been applied for the covalent binding of high molecular weight Neisseria meningitidis group A polysaccharide to tetanus toxoid. The first method used cyanogen bromide as the coupling reagent and the second used both glycine and 6-amino-n-hexanoic acid as spacers and N-ethyl-N'-(3-dimethylaminopropyl) carbodiimide as the coupling reagent.(More)
To estimate the amount of endotoxin in sera and vaccines relatively high quantities of limulus lysate are necessary. Because this makes the control rather expensive, a micromethod was developed in which the amount of limulus lysate was reduced fivefold. This method was used to estimate endotoxin in typhoid vaccines. The relation between the reactions in man(More)
Peptide-carrier conjugates are widely used to raise antipeptide antibodies. In a model system using angiotensin and tetanus toxoid as the peptide and the carrier protein respectively, four cross-linking reagents were employed to study their effect on the immunogenicity of the conjugates. Optimization of the conjugation method for these heterobifunctional(More)