Jun-tao Mai

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Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG), an attenuated strain of Mycobacterium bovis, is the only vaccine available for tuberculosis (TB) control. However, BCG is not an ideal vaccine and has two major limitations: BCG exhibits highly variable effectiveness against the development of TB both in pediatric and adult populations and can cause disseminated BCG disease in(More)
One strategy to develop the next generation of tuberculosis vaccines is to construct subunit vaccines based on T cell antigens. In this study, we have evaluated the vaccine potential of a fusion protein combining EsxB, EsxD, EsxG, EsxU, and EsxM of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tb). This recombinant protein, named BM, was expressed in and purified from(More)
Mycobacterium tuberculosis, especially drug resistant tuberculosis, is a serious threat to global human health. Compared with other bacterial pathogens, M. tuberculosis gains stronger natural drug resistance from its unusually lipid-rich cell wall. As a DivIVA homolog, Wag31 has been demonstrated to be closely involved in peptidoglycan synthesis, cell(More)
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