Contribution of cryptic epitopes in designing a group A streptococcal vaccine

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Ozberk, Victoria
Pandey, Manisha
Good, Michael F
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2018
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A successful vaccine needs to target multiple strains of an organism. Streptococcus pyogenes is an organism that utilizes antigenic strain variation as a successful defence mechanism to circumvent the host immune response. Despite numerous efforts, there is currently no vaccine available for this organism. Here we review and discuss the significant obstacles to vaccine development, with a focus on how cryptic epitopes may provide a strategy to circumvent the obstacles of antigenic variation.

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Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
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14
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8
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© 2018 Griffith University. Published with license by Taylor & Francis. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License, which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way.
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Immunology
Medical microbiology
Pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences
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