Localization of antigenic domains on the major subunits of Bordetella pertussis serotype 2 and 3 fimbriae.

Antibody-binding domains on the major subunits of Bordetella pertussis serotype 2 (Fim2) and 3 fimbriae (Fim3) have been identified using synthetic peptides which were screened for recognition by anti-protein monoclonal antibodies (mAbs). The presence of non-contiguous fimbrial epitopes was demonstrated by both anti-Fim2 and anti-Fim3 mAbs, several of which… CONTINUE READING