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Title: Mycobacterial proteins-Immune targets for antituberculous subunit vaccine
Authors: Dhiman, Neelam
Khuller, G K
Issue Date: Dec-1999
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Cellular and humoral immunity induced by Mycobacterium  tuberculosis has led to identification of newer vaccine candidates, but despite this, many questions concerning the protection against tuberculosis remain unanswered. Recent progress in this field has centered on T cell subset responses and cytokines that these cells secrete. There has been a steady progress in identification and characterization of several classes of major mycobacterial proteins which includes secretory/export proteins, cell wall associated proteins, heat shock proteins and cytoplasmic proteins. The protein antigens are now believed to represent the key protective immunity inducing antigens in the bacillus. In this review, various mycobacterial protein antigens of vaccination potential are compared for their efficacy in light of current immunological knowledge.
Page(s): 1157-1166
ISSN: 0975-1009 (Online); 0019-5189 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJEB Vol.37(12) [December 1999]

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