Accession Number : AD0164283

Title :   Neisseria Meningitidis Antigen.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Edwards,Earl A.

Report Date : 04 MAY 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 2

Abstract : An antigen of Neisseria meningitidis which has a high degree of sensitivity and specificity for determining the presence of antibodies in blood is provided by a method in which N. meningitidis is subjected to a mild alkaline hydrolysis with production of a lipopolysaccharide antigen. The invention relates to a method of preparing an antigen of N. meningitidis which is suitable for serological testing and also as an immunizing agent or vaccine.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Neisseria meningitidis, *Antigens, Serology, Vaccines, Infectious diseases, Antigen antibody reactions, Bacteria, Immunology, Polysaccharides, Agglutinins

Subject Categories : Microbiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE