Characterization of a peptide vaccine candidate mimicking an oligosaccharide epitope of Neisseria gonorrhoeae and resultant immune responses and function.

The 2C7 epitope is a conserved oligosaccharide structure, a part of lipooligosaccharide (LOS) on Neisseria gonorrhoeae, present in 95% of clinical gonococcal isolates. 2C7 may represent a potential candidate for an anti-gonococcal vaccine. To circumvent the limitations of saccharide immunogens in producing long lived immune responses, we identified a… (More)