Antibody to Rmp (outer membrane protein 3) increases susceptibility to gonococcal infection.

@article{Plummer1993AntibodyTR,
  title={Antibody to Rmp (outer membrane protein 3) increases susceptibility to gonococcal infection.},
  author={Francis Allan Plummer and Hendon Chubb and J. Neil Simonsen and M Bosire and L A Slaney and Ian Maclean and Jeckoniah O. Ndinya-Achola and Peter G. Waiyaki and Robert C. Brunham},
  journal={The Journal of clinical investigation},
  year={1993},
  volume={91 1},
  pages={339-43}
}
The severe adverse effects of gonococcal infection on human fertility suggests that Neisseria gonorrhoeae would exert powerful selection for the development of a protective immune response in humans. N. gonorrhoeae is an obligate human pathogen and must persist in humans to survive. Since it is an ecologically successful organism, it must have evolved strategies to evade any human immune response it elicits. In a longitudinal study among 243 women working as prostitutes and experiencing… CONTINUE READING

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