Characterization of a novel leucine-rich repeat protein antigen from group B streptococci that elicits protective immunity.

@article{Seepersaud2005CharacterizationOA,
  title={Characterization of a novel leucine-rich repeat protein antigen from group B streptococci that elicits protective immunity.},
  author={Ravin Seepersaud and Sean B Hanniffy and Peter Mayne and Phil Sizer and Richard Le Page and Jerry M. Wells},
  journal={Infection and immunity},
  year={2005},
  volume={73 3},
  pages={1671-83}
}
Group B streptococci (GBS) usually behave as commensal organisms that asymptomatically colonize the gastrointestinal and urogenital tracts of adults. However, GBS are also pathogens and the leading bacterial cause of life-threatening invasive disease in neonates. While the events leading to transmission and disease in neonates remain unclear, GBS carriage and level of colonization in the mother have been shown to be significant risk factors associated with invasive infection. Surface antigens… CONTINUE READING

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