Protection against pneumococcal infection by a ribosomal preparation.

A subcellular extract prepared from nonencapsulated Diplococcus pneumoniae type 3 protected mice against a subsequent challenge with virulent D. pneumoniae types 1, 2, 3, and 7. Potency ratios ranged from 25 (type 3) to >1,175 (type 1). The immunity induced in mice by this preparation was best obtained by intraperitoneal inoculation followed by intravenous… CONTINUE READING