Neisseria meningitidis

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Neisseria meningitidis

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Neisseria meningitidis" returned 936 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Notes from the Field: Increase in Neisseria meningitidis-Associated Urethritis Among Men at Two Sentinel Clinics - Columbus, Ohio, and Oakland County, Michigan, 2015.
 

Author(s): Jose A Bazan, Amy S Peterson, Robert D Kirkcaldy, Elizabeth C Briere, Courtney Maierhofer, Abigail Norris Turner, Denisse B Licon, Nicole Parker, Amanda Dennison, Melissa Ervin, Laura Johnson, Barbara Weberman, Pamela Hackert, Xin Wang, Cecilia B Kretz, A Jeanine Abrams, David L Trees, Carlos Del Rio, David S Stephens, Yih-Ling Tzeng, Mary DiOrio, Mysheika Williams Roberts

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Neisseria meningitidis (Nm) urogenital infections, although less common than infections caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae (Ng), have been associated with urethritis, cervicitis, proctitis, and pelvic inflammatory disease. Nm can appear similar to Ng on Gram stain analysis (gram-negative ...

Last Updated: 3 Jun 2016

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Neisseria meningitidis Serogroup X in Sub-Saharan Africa.
 

Author(s): Alain Agnememel, Eva Hong, Dario Giorgini, Viginia Nuñez-Samudio, Ala-Eddine Deghmane, Muhamed-Kheir Taha

Journal: Emerging Infect. Dis.. 2016 Apr;22(4):698-702.

 

The epidemiology of meningococcal disease varies by geography and time. Whole-genome sequencing of Neisseria meningitidis serogroup X isolates from sub-Saharan Africa and Europe showed that serogroup X emergence in sub-Saharan Africa resulted from expansion of particular variants ...

Last Updated: 17 Mar 2016

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Phase variation of Opa proteins of Neisseria meningitidis and the effects of bacterial transformation.
 

Author(s): Manish Sadarangani, Claire J Hoe, Katherine Makepeace, Peter van der Ley, Andrew J Pollard

Journal: J. Biosci.. 2016 Mar;41(1):13-9.

 

Opa proteins are major proteins involved in meningococcal colonization of the nasopharynx and immune interactions. Opa proteins undergo phase variation (PV) due to the presence of the 5'-CTCTT-3' coding repeat (CR) sequence. The dynamics of PV of meningococcal Opa proteins is unknown. ...

Last Updated: 7 Mar 2016

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The terms "Neisseria meningitidis" returned 27 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

How the Knowledge of Interactions between Meningococcus and the Human Immune System Has Been Used to Prepare Effective Neisseria meningitidis Vaccines.
 

Author(s): R Gasparini, D Panatto, N L Bragazzi, P L Lai, A Bechini, M Levi, P Durando, D Amicizia

Journal: J Immunol Res. 2015 ;2015():189153.

 

In the last decades, tremendous advancement in dissecting the mechanisms of pathogenicity of Neisseria meningitidis at a molecular level has been achieved, exploiting converging approaches of different disciplines, ranging from pathology to microbiology, immunology, and omics sciences ...

Last Updated: 9 Sep 2015

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Antimicrobial peptide resistance in Neisseria meningitidis.
 

Author(s): Yih-Ling Tzeng, David S Stephens

Journal: Biochim. Biophys. Acta. 2015 Nov;1848(11 Pt B):3026-31.

 

Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) play an important role as a host defense against microbial pathogens and are key components of the human innate immune response. Neisseria meningitidis frequently colonizes the human nasopharynx as a commensal but also is a worldwide cause of epidemic ...

Last Updated: 13 Oct 2015

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The discovery and development of a novel vaccine to protect against Neisseria meningitidis Serogroup B Disease.
 

Author(s): Gary W Zlotnick, Thomas R Jones, Paul Liberator, Li Hao, Shannon Harris, Lisa K McNeil, Duzhang Zhu, John Perez, Joseph Eiden, Kathrin U Jansen, Annaliesa S Anderson

Journal: Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2015 ;11(1):5-13.

 

Vaccines have had a major impact on the reduction of many diseases globally. Vaccines targeted against invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) due to serogroups A, C, W, and Y are used to prevent these diseases. Until recently no vaccine had been identified that could confer broad protection ...

Last Updated: 10 Feb 2015

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Evaluation of Vaccinal and Natural Immunity Against Meningococcus C
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Prevention of Meningococcus C Infections

 

Last Updated: 21 Jul 2016

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Conjugate Vaccine Against Meningococcus C a Brazilian Project
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Serogroup C Meningococcal Meningitis

 

Last Updated: 3 Aug 2016

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