Recombinant surface proteomics as a tool to analyze humoral immune responses in bovines infected by Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. mycoides SC
2009 (English)In: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics, ISSN 1535-9476, E-ISSN 1535-9484, Vol. 8, no 11, 2544-2554 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A systematic approach to characterize the surface proteome of Mycoplasma mycoides subspecies mycoides small colony type (M. mycoides SC), the causing agent of contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (CBPP) in cattle, is presented. Humoral immune responses in 242 CBPP affected cattle and controls were monitored against one third of the surface proteins of M. mycoides SC in a high-throughput magnetic bead based assay. First, 64 surface proteins were selected from the genome sequence of M. mycoides SC and expressed as recombinant proteins in E. coli. Binding of antibodies to each individual protein could then be analyzed simultaneously in minute sample volumes with the Luminex suspension array technology. The assay was optimized on Namibian CBPP positive sera and Swedish negative controls to allow detection and 20-fold mean signal separation between CBPP positive and negative sera. Signals were proven to be protein-specific by inhibition experiments and results agreed with western blot experiments. The assay's potential to monitor IgG, IgM and IgA responses over time was shown in a proof-of-concept study with 116 sera from 8 animals in a CBPP vaccine study. In conclusion, a toolbox with recombinant proteins and a flexible suspension array assay that allows multiplex analysis of humoral immune responses to M mycoides SC, has been created.
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Stanford: HighWire Press , 2009. Vol. 8, no 11, 2544-2554 p.
pleuropneumonia cbpp; genetic-characterization; control strategies; lipoprotein lppq; signal peptides; sc; eradication; vaccines; africa; serodiagnosis
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-11089DOI: 10.1074/mcp.M900009-MCP200ISI: 000271615200011ScopusID: 2-s2.0-72149128953OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-11089DiVA: diva2:235809
QC 201007192009-09-182009-09-172010-12-06Bibliographically approved