Scientists in France and Germany have shown that a simplified version of an anthrax polysaccharide can be used as a potential vaccine against Bacillus anthracis. The disaccharide analogue of the anthrax tetrasaccharide is conjugated to bovine serum albumin, with the aim to obtain an antigen able to induce specific antibodies.
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Organic: Potential new anthrax vaccine
Cyrille Grandjean, Ophélie Milhomme, Suzanne M Köhler, David Ropartz, David Lesur, Serge Pilard, Florence Djedaïni-Pilard and Wolfgang Beyer
Org. Biomol. Chem., Accepted Manuscript, 2012