Patent Number: 6,617,128

Title: Nucleic acid molecules encoding proteins which impart the adhesion of neisseria cells to human cells

Abstract: Described are nucleic acid molecules encoding proteins mediating the adhesion of bacteria of the genus Neisseria to human cells. Also described are the proteins encoded by these nucleic acid molecules and antibodies directed against them. Furthermore, pharmaceutical compositions, vaccines and diagnostic compositions containing the nucleic acid molecules, proteins and/or antibodies are described.

Inventors: Meyer; Thomas F. (Tubingen, DE), Rudel; Thomas (La Jolla, CA), Scheuerpflug; Ina (Berlin, DE), Maier; Jurgen (Kongen, DE), Eickernjager; Sandra (Berlin, DE), Schwan; Thomas (Berlin, DE), Fischer; Eckhard (Tubingen, DE)

Assignee: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der Wissenschaften e.V.

International Classification: C07K 14/22 (20060101); C07K 14/195 (20060101); A61K 39/00 (20060101); C12P 021/06 (); C12N 007/00 (); C12N 001/00 (); C12N 001/20 (); C12N 015/00 (); C12N 015/63 (); C12N 015/74 (); C07H 021/02 (); C07H 021/04 ()

Expiration Date: 09/09/2020