Study of the immunogenecity of the class 3 proteins (PorB) purified from the outer mebrane of Neisseria meningitidis: intranasal and intramuscular immunization in adult and neonate mice using Bordetella pertussis as adjuvant.
Proteins of class 3 sound candidates in the preparation of vaccine against meningococcal illness. The aim of this study was to determine the immunogenicity of class 3 proteins purified of Neisseria meningitidis of the serogroup B along with whole cells of Bordetella pertussis as adjuvant. BALB/c and outbred neonate mice between 3 and 12 days old were immunized with 1 to 4 doses of the purified class 3 proteins with or without adjuvant given by the intranasal route, and on the 21st day the animals received an intramuscular dose of the class 3 proteins with or without aluminum hydroxide. The results demonstrated that after 2 doses by the intranasal route and 1 dose intramuscular there was a rapid stimulation of the immune cells in BALB/c adult mice as well as BALB/c and outbred neonates mice. All sera were analyzed by ELISA and immunoblot. The adjuvant B. pertussis used in the present investigation and given via the intranasal or intramuscular route increased the immune response compared with the controls. High affinity and bactericidal antibodies were produced.
Advisor:Elizabeth Natal de Gaspari; Sandro Rogerio de Almeida; Monamaris Marques Borges; Elizabeth Natal de Gaspari
School:Universidade de São Paulo
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:Neisseria meningitidis Adjuvants Humoral immune response Nasal immunization Neonates and adults mice Outer membrane protein
Date of Publication:03/28/2008