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000225022 245__ $$aMycobacterium ulcerans Mouse Model Refinement for Pre-Clinical Profiling of Vaccine Candidates
000225022 260__ $$aSan Francisco$$bPublic Library of Science$$c2016
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000225022 520__ $$aBuruli Ulcer is a neglected tropical disease leading to extensive disabilities and morbidity in West Africa. In this paper we sought to characterize various strains of Mycobacterium ulcerans (M. ulcerans) with different origins and laboratory passage records while refining a mouse model for Buruli ulcer. We described, compared and followed the kinetics of the histo-pathological outcome of infection of a collection of strains at various anatomical sites of infection in order to find a suitable model for further immunization studies. Moreover we compared the outcome of infection in C57Bl/6 and Balbc/J mice. Specifically we described thoroughly one M. ulcerans strain characterized by slow growth rate and limited tissue necrosis, which presents close ressemblance with the infection kinetics in humans. This strain caused macrophages as well as T and B cells infiltration, correlating with mycobacterial proliferation at the site of infection as well as in the draining lymph nodes, making it a suitable strain to screen vaccine candidates efficacy.
000225022 700__ $$aBenard, Angele$$uSwiss Trop & Publ Hlth Inst, Basel, Switzerland
000225022 700__ $$0244366$$aSala, Claudia$$g179660$$uEcole Polytech Fed Lausanne, Global Hlth Inst, Lausanne, Switzerland
000225022 700__ $$aPluschke, Gerd$$uSwiss Trop & Publ Hlth Inst, Basel, Switzerland
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