Margareta Blomquist

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HpaA is a Helicobacter pylori-specific lipoprotein that has been shown to be an effective protective antigen for mucosal vaccination against H. pylori infection in mice. However, detergents are needed for the purification of full-length HpaA (HpaA(full)), which might confer toxicity, thus making HpaA(full) unsuitable for use in a human vaccine. We here(More)
We describe here the development of stable classical and El Tor V. cholerae O1 strains of the Hikojima serotype that co-express the Inaba and Ogawa antigens of O1 lipopolysaccharide (LPS). Mutation of the wbeT gene reduced LPS perosamine methylation and thereby gave only partial transformation into Ogawa LPS on the cell surface. The strains express(More)
Although sublingual (s.l.) immunotherapy with selected allergens is safe and often effective for treating patients with allergies, knowledge of the immunological mechanisms involved remains limited. Can s.l. administration of antigen (Ag) induce peripheral immunological tolerance and also suppress delayed-type hypersensitivity (DTH) responses? To what(More)
Sublingual (SL) immunization has been described as an effective novel way to induce mucosal immune responses in the respiratory and genital tracts. We examined the potential of SL immunization against Helicobacter pylori to stimulate immune responses in the gastrointestinal mucosa and protect against H. pylori infection. Mice received two SL immunizations(More)
To generate vaccines that protect mucosal surfaces, a better understanding of the cells required in vivo for activation of the adaptive immune response following mucosal immunization is required. CD11c(high) conventional dendritic cells (cDCs) have been shown to be necessary for activation of naive CD8(+) T cells in vivo, but the role of cDCs in CD4(+) T(More)
The approach of inducing protective immunity against cholera by oral vaccination with killed whole Vibrio cholerae cells is effective, but the complexity of current cholera vaccines makes them difficult and relatively expensive to manufacture, especially if recombinant cholera toxin B subunit is included in the formulation. In an effort to simplify the(More)
We report a 6-month-old male child with severe combined immunodeficiency who received an unirradiated blood transfusion and developed acute, severe graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), for which he received monoclonal anti-T cell (anti-T12) antibody treatment. The GVHD was manifested by a confluent maculopapular rash and increased liver function tests and was(More)
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