Monique Moreau

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Immunization with pneumococcal polysaccharides (PPS) conjugated to tetanus toxoid (TT) (Pnc-TT) elicits protective immunity in an adult murine pneumococcal infection model. To assess immunogenicity and protective immunity in early life, neonatal (1 week old) and infant (3 weeks old) mice were immunized intranasally (i.n.) or subcutaneously (s.c.) with(More)
The Staphylococcus aureus type 5 capsular polysaccharide is composed of 2-acetamido-2-deoxy-L-fucose (1 part), 2-acetamido-2-deoxy-D-fucose (1 part), and 2-acetamido-2-deoxy-D-mannuronic acid (1 part). On the basis of methylation analysis, optical rotation, high-field one- and two-dimensional 1H- and 13C-n.m.r. experiments, and selective cleavage with 70%(More)
A method, using high-performance anion-exchange chromatography with pulsed-amperometric detection (HPAEC-PAD), has been developed to determine the concentrations of Streptococcus pneumoniae capsular polysaccharides and polysaccharide conjugates used in formulating a conjugate vaccine for the prevention of pneumococcal infections. In an effort to determine(More)
The specific capsular polysaccharide of Streptococcus pneumoniae type 7F (American type 51) is a high-molecular-weight neutral polymer composed of 2-acetamido-2-deoxy-D-galactose, 2-acetamido-2-deoxy-D-glucose, D-glucose, D-galactose, L-rhamnose, and 2-O-acetyl-L-rhamnose residues. N.m.r. spectroscopy (1H and 13C), in conjunction with composition and(More)
Clinical surveys have indicated the predominance of type 5 and type 8 capsular polysaccharides among clinical isolates of Staphylococcus aureus. The type 5 capsular polysaccharide was extracted from three clinical isolates of S. aureus grown on solid media, and purified by ion exchange chromatography and gel filtration. Chemical analysis showed that the(More)
The specific capsular polysaccharide of Streptococcus pneumoniae type 45 (American type 72) was found to be a high molecular weight polymer composed of D-galactose, 2-acetamido-2-deoxy-D-galactose, 2-acetamido-2-deoxy-D-glucose, 2-acetamido-2-deoxy-L-fucose, L-rhamnose, glycerol, and phosphate (2:1:1:1:1:1:1). Partial hydrolysis, dephosphorylation,(More)
Capsular polysaccharides of Streptococcus pneumoniae are used to formulate polyvalent pneumococcal vaccines. A sensitive method, using high-performance anion-exchange chromatography with pulsed amperometric detection (HPAEC-PAD), has been developed to quantify the contamination of pneumococcal capsular polysaccharides (PnPs) with the C-polysaccharide(More)
A sensitive method, using high-performance anion-exchange chromatography with pulsed amperometric detection (HPAEC-PAD) has been developed for measurement of the C-polysaccharide contamination in Streptococcus pneumoniae capsular polysaccharides, which are part of the polysaccharides based vaccines for the prevention of pneumococcal infections. This method,(More)
Among various meningococcal antigens, lipooligosaccharide (LOS) and recombinant lipidated transferrin-binding protein B (rlip-TbpB) are considered to be putative vaccine candidates against group B Neisseria meningitidis. In the present work, we report the development of a new liposome-based vaccine formulation containing both rlip-TbpB and L8 LOS. The(More)