TITLE

DNA vaccine for TB prevents recurrence

AUTHOR(S)
Bowden, Rachel
PUB. DATE
February 2005
SOURCE
GP: General Practitioner;2/11/2005, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article informs that a DNA vaccine for TB prevents recurrence of the disease in mice. Researchers infected four groups of mice with a low dose of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and treated them with the anti-tubercular agents isoniazid and pyrazinamide five times in the first four to 16 weeks after infection. Three groups were also given a DNA vaccine for TB. The first group's contained the M tuberculosis gene Ag85A, the second group's contained the PstS-3 gene and the third group's contained both.
ACCESSION #
16107406

 

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