Patent Number: 8,715,679

Title: Pili from Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Abstract: The present invention relates to pili obtained from Mycobacterium tuberculosis, methods of producing the pili and the use of the pili for inducing an immune response against Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The present invention also provides proteins and peptides which are constituents of the pili. Antibodies which bind to the pili are also provided.

Inventors: Friedman; Richard L. (Tucson, AZ), Giron; Jorge A. (Tucson, AZ), Alteri; Christopher J. (Franklin, MI)

Assignee: The Arizona Board of Regents on Behalf of the University of Arizona

International Classification: A61K 39/00 (20060101); A61K 39/02 (20060101); C07K 14/00 (20060101); G01N 33/53 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018