Lucy E Blandford

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Heat-shock proteins (hsp) provide a natural link between innate and adaptive immune responses by combining the ideal properties of antigen carriage (chaperoning), targeting and activation of antigen-presenting cells (APC), including dendritic cells (DC). Targeting is achieved through binding of hsp to distinct cell surface receptors and is followed by(More)
BACKGROUND Neisseria meningitidis are common colonizers of the human nasopharynx. In some circumstances, N. meningitidis becomes an opportunistic pathogen that invades tissues and causes meningitis. While a vaccine against a number of serogroups has been in effective use for many years, a vaccine against N. meningitidis group B has not yet been universally(More)
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