Journal article

Further development of the Helicobacter pylori mouse vaccination model

P Sutton, J Wilson, A Lee

Vaccine | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2000

Abstract

Immunisation against Helicobacter infection in mouse models has thus far produced neither complete protection against the bacteria, nor a complete prevention of the associated gastritis. This study aimed firstly to compare the sensitivities of the various methods used to assess H. pylori infection in the mouse model, and secondly to develop the experimental design to induce a more effective immunity, aimed at further reducing bacterial burden in the gastric tissue. Various mouse strains were prophylactically immunised with whole bacterial sonicate and cholera toxin before challenge with H. pylori-SS1. The relative sensitivities of the urease assay, histological assessment and the colony form..

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