Quantification of capsular polysaccharide of Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 14 in culture broth samples.

@article{Gogola2012QuantificationOC,
  title={Quantification of capsular polysaccharide of Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 14 in culture broth samples.},
  author={Ver{\^o}nica M R Gogola and Talita S. Carmo and Carolina S F Geraldo and Douglas Borges de Figueiredo and Viviane M. Gonçalves},
  journal={Analytical biochemistry},
  year={2012},
  volume={421 1},
  pages={250-5}
}
Streptococcus pneumoniae is a major cause of mortality in underdeveloped countries, where more than one million people die from pneumococcal disease every year. Vaccines are the most efficient method for preventing the infection and are based on the capsular polysaccharide (PS) protection. The serotype 14 is the most frequent in pediatric infections worldwide. This study aimed to establish a quantification protocol for PS present in culture broth samples of S. pneumoniae serotype 14 (PS14) and… CONTINUE READING