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Novel Epitopes of Bacillus anthracis Lethal Factor for Development of Diagnostics and Therapeutics

CDC researchers have characterized epitopes ofBacillus anthracisLethal Factor (LF), a critical component of theB. anthracislethal toxin. These epitopes may allow for development of therapeutics for the treatment or prevention ofB. anthracisinfection. They may also allow screening forB. anthracisLF in a sample and development of a peptide anthrax vaccine.
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B. anthracis
Potentially faster, lower-input assay compared to current Edema Factor detection methods -Easily adaptable for high-throughput screening of numerous specimens
Conrad Quinn
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