Acellular vaccines induce cell-mediated immunity to Bordetella pertussis antigens in infants undergoing primary vaccination against pertussis.

Abstract

The induction of cell-mediated immunity (CMI) to Bordetella pertussis antigens (whole, heat-inactivated bacterial cells [BPC], pertussis toxin [PT], filamentous haemagglutinin [FHA], pertactin [PRN]) was assessed by a lymphoproliferation assay in vitro in a cohort of children enrolled in a randomized clinical trial of pertussis vaccines efficacy in Italy… (More)

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