Xuecan Zhang

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Artificially passive immunization has been demonstrated to be effective against Yersinia pestis infection in animals. However, maternal antibodies' protective efficacy against plague has not yet been demonstrated. Here, we evaluated the kinetics, protective efficacy, and transmission modes of maternal antibodies, using mice immunized with plague subunit(More)
Yersinia pestis biovar Microtus is considered to be a virulent to larger mammals, including guinea pigs, rabbits and humans. It may be used as live attenuated plague vaccine candidates in terms of its low virulence. However, the Microtus strain's protection against plague has yet to be demonstrated in larger mammals. In this study, we evaluated the(More)
Innate immune cells, including neutrophils and macrophages, are critically involved in host antimicrobial defense responses. Intrinsic regulatory mechanisms controlling neutrophil and macrophage activities are poorly defined. In this study, we found that IL-17A, a natural signal factor, could provide protection against early pneumonic plague inflammation by(More)
Plague caused by Yersinia pestis is one of the most dangerous infectious diseases. There is no ideal plague vaccine available for human use, but a number of licensed killed whole-cell and live-attenuated vaccines have been available in the past. Currently, there are a number of vaccines under development, including live-attenuated, DNA and subunit vaccines,(More)
To develop a safe and effective live plague vaccine, the ΔyscB mutant was constructed based on Yersinia pestis biovar Microtus strain 201 that is avirulent to humans, but virulent to mice. The virulence, immunogenicity and protective efficacy of the ΔyscB mutant were evaluated in this study. The results showed that the ΔyscB mutant was severely attenuated,(More)
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