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FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol. 1994 Nov;10(1):47-53.

Vaccination with Staphylococcus aureus fibrinogen binding proteins (FgBPs) reduces colonisation of S. aureus in a mouse mastitis model.

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Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Veterinary Microbiology, Uppsala.

Abstract

A mouse mastitis model was used to study the effect of vaccination with fibrinogen binding proteins and collagen binding protein from Staphylococcus aureus against challenge infection with S. aureus. The mice vaccinated with fibrinogen binding proteins showed reduced rates of mastitis compared with controls. Gross examination of challenged mammary glands of mice showed that the glands of mice immunized with fibrinogen binding proteins developed mild intramammary infection or had no pathological changes compared with glands from control mice. Histopathological examination of tissue sections from challenged glands showed that most glands from mice vaccinated with fibrinogen binding protein developed disseminated necrosis or had no pathological changes. A significantly reduced number of bacteria could be recovered in the glands from mice immunized with fibrinogen binding proteins as compared with controls. In a similar study, immunization of mice with collagen binding protein did not induce protection against challenge infection with S. aureus.

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