G Maitre-Wilmotte

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Transferrin-binding protein B (TbpB) is a surface-exposed protein, variable among strains of Neisseria meningitidis, that has been considered as a vaccine candidate. To define a TbpB molecule that would give rise to broadly cross-reactive antibodies with TbpB of many strains, specific antisera were produced against three recombinant TbpB variants from(More)
The transferrin receptor or transferrin-binding proteins (Tbps) of 50 strains of Neisseria meningitidis belonging to different serogroups were examined by Western blotting using two rabbit antisera raised against Tbp purified from N. meningitidis strains B16B6 and M982. On the basis of the reactivity of Tbp2 with the antisera two patterns were observed and(More)
Because the meningococcal transferrin receptor was shown to elicit bactericidal and protective antibodies in laboratory animals, we undertook a study of the protective role of each of the polypeptides within the Tbp1-Tbp2 complex. We developed a procedure to purify from Neisseria meningitidis B16B6 the two proteins in milligram amounts and raised specific(More)
Transferrin-binding proteins from Neisseria meningitidis vary among different isolates. We have identified and studied a hypervariable region adjacent to the carboxyl-end of the transferrin-binding domain of the Tbp2 molecule. The tbp2 genes from six strains of N. meningitidis were cloned and sequenced in this particular region. Sequence analysis of these(More)
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