Neisseria meningitidis

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Neisseria meningitidis

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Neisseria meningitidis" returned 792 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Role of transition metal exporters in virulence: the example of Neisseria meningitidis.
 

Author(s): Cyril Guilhen, Muhamed-Kheir Taha, Frédéric J Veyrier

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Transition metals such as iron, manganese, and zinc are essential micronutrients for bacteria. However, at high concentration, they can generate non-functional proteins or toxic compounds. Metal metabolism is therefore regulated to prevent shortage or overload, both of which can impair ...

Last Updated: 6 Jan 2014

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Role of epidermal growth factor receptor signaling in the interaction of Neisseria meningitidis with endothelial cells.
 

Author(s): Heiko Slanina, Sabrina Mündlein, Sabrina Hebling, Alexandra Schubert-Unkmeir

Journal: Infect. Immun.. 2014 Mar;82(3):1243-55.

 

Neisseria meningitidis, the causative agent of meningitis and septicemia, attaches to and invades various cell types. Both steps induce and/or require tyrosine phosphorylation of host cell proteins. Here, we used a phospho array platform to identify active receptor tyrosine kinases ...

Last Updated: 19 Feb 2014

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Neisseria meningitidis NalP cleaves human complement C3, facilitating degradation of C3b and survival in human serum.
 

Author(s): Elena Del Tordello, Irene Vacca, Sanjay Ram, Rino Rappuoli, Davide Serruto

Journal: Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A.. 2014 Jan;111(1):427-32.

 

The complement system is a crucial component of the innate immune response against invading bacterial pathogens. The human pathogen Neisseria meningitidis (Nm) is known to possess several mechanisms to evade the complement system, including binding to complement inhibitors. In this ...

Last Updated: 8 Jan 2014

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The terms "Neisseria meningitidis" returned 23 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Role of factor H binding protein in Neisseria meningitidis virulence and its potential as a vaccine candidate to broadly protect against meningococcal disease.
 

Author(s): Lisa K McNeil, Robert J Zagursky, Shuo L Lin, Ellen Murphy, Gary W Zlotnick, Susan K Hoiseth, Kathrin U Jansen, Annaliesa S Anderson

Journal: Microbiol. Mol. Biol. Rev.. 2013 Jun;77(2):234-52.

 

Neisseria meningitidis is a Gram-negative microorganism that exists exclusively in humans and can cause devastating invasive disease. Although capsular polysaccharide-based vaccines against serogroups A, C, Y, and W135 are widely available, the pathway to a broadly protective vaccine ...

Last Updated: 23 May 2013

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Automated extraction of typing information for bacterial pathogens from whole genome sequence data: Neisseria meningitidis as an exemplar.
 

Author(s): K A Jolley, M C Maiden

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Whole genome sequence (WGS) data are increasingly used to characterise bacterial pathogens. These data provide detailed information on the genotypes and likely phenotypes of aetiological agents, enabling the relationships of samples from potential disease outbreaks to be established ...

Last Updated: 1 Feb 2013

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Advances with vaccination against Neisseria meningitidis.
 

Author(s): Ray Borrow

Journal: Trop. Med. Int. Health. 2012 Dec;17(12):1478-91.

 

In the last decade, meningococcal serogroup C conjugate vaccination programs have been demonstrated to be hugely successful with a truly impressive public health impact. In sub-Saharan Africa, with the implementation of an affordable serogroup A conjugate vaccine, it is hoped that ...

Last Updated: 16 Dec 2013

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Regulation of Mucosal Immune Response to Systemic MenB Vaccine
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Meningococcal Infections

 

Last Updated: 3 Feb 2012

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Last Updated: 14 Jul 2014

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