Monday, September 7, 2009
Finally, a series of logical experiments were done by Drs. Nareen Abboud and Arturo Casadevall to see what small peptides might stimulate immunity to anthrax. Two were found: one is five and the other six amino acids long. Each is immunogenic and protected macrophages from anthrax toxin. Their efficacy and safety in other models is still unknown, but the approach is promising.
Posted by Meryl Nass, M.D. at 5:42 PM