Patent Number: 7,087,230

Title: Proteins in enteroaggregative escherichia coli (EAEC) useful for diagnosis and therapy of EAEC infections

Abstract: Novel proteins and their corresponding nucleotide sequences in enteroaggregative Escherichia coli (EAEC) are provided. In particular, Aap and the five gene cluster (aat) of the AA probe region of the pAA plasmid of EAEC 042 have been identified, sequenced, and further characterized. The use of these novel proteins and their corresponding nucleotide sequences for diagnosis, therapy, and prevention of EAEC infections is also provided.

Inventors: Nataro; James (Owings Mills, MD)

Assignee: University Of Maryland

International Classification: A61K 39/108 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/08/02018