Neisseria meningitidis

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Neisseria meningitidis

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Neisseria meningitidis" returned 873 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Genomic Investigation Reveals Highly Conserved, Mosaic, Recombination Events Associated with Capsular Switching among Invasive Neisseria meningitidis Serogroup W Sequence Type (ST)-11 Strains.
 

Author(s): Mustapha M Mustapha, Jane W Marsh, Mary G Krauland, Jorge O Fernandez, Ana Paula S de Lemos, Julie C Dunning Hotopp, Xin Wang, Leonard W Mayer, Jeffrey G Lawrence, N Luisa Hiller, Lee H Harrison

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Neisseria meningitidis is an important cause of meningococcal disease globally. Sequence type (ST)-11 clonal complex (cc11) is a hypervirulent meningococcal lineage historically associated with serogroup C capsule and is believed to have acquired the W capsule through a C to W capsular ...

Last Updated: 4 Jul 2016

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Comparison of PCR-based methods for the simultaneous detection of Neisseria meningitidis, Haemophilus influenzae, and Streptococcus pneumoniae in clinical samples.
 

Author(s): Ivano de Filippis, Claudia Ferreira de Andrade, Nathalia Caldeira, Aline Carvalho de Azevedo, Antonio Eugenio de Almeida

Journal: Braz J Infect Dis. ;20(4):335-41.

 

Several in-house PCR-based assays have been described for the detection of bacterial meningitis caused by Neisseria meningitidis, Streptococcus pneumoniae, and Haemophilus influenzae from clinical samples. PCR-based methods targeting different bacterial genes are frequently used by ...

Last Updated: 19 Jul 2016

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

Towards understanding the epidemiology of Neisseria meningitidis in the African meningitis belt: a multi-disciplinary overview.
 

Author(s): Lydiane Agier, Nadège Martiny, Oumy Thiongane, Judith E Mueller, Juliette Paireau, Eleanor R Watkins, Tom J Irving, Thibaut Koutangni, Hélène Broutin

Journal: Int. J. Infect. Dis.. 2017 Jan;54():103-112.

 

Neisseria meningitidis is the major cause of seasonal meningitis epidemics in the African meningitis belt. In the changing context of a reduction in incidence of serogroup A and an increase in incidence of serogroups W and C and of Streptococcus pneumoniae, a better understanding ...

Last Updated: 9 Nov 2016

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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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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

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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