Protection elicited by two glutamine auxotrophs of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and in vivo growth phenotypes of the four unique glutamine synthetase mutants in a murine model.

Journal Article

We generated four individual glutamine synthetase (GS) mutants (DeltaglnA1, DeltaglnA2, DeltaglnA3, and DeltaglnA4) and one triple mutant (DeltaglnA1EA2) of Mycobacterium tuberculosis to investigate the roles of GS enzymes. Subcutaneous immunization with the DeltaglnA1EA2 and DeltaglnA1 glutamine auxotrophic mutants conferred protection on C57BL/6 mice against an aerosol challenge with virulent M. tuberculosis, which was comparable to that provided by Mycobacterium bovis BCG vaccination.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lee, S; Jeon, B-Y; Bardarov, S; Chen, M; Morris, SL; Jacobs, WR

Published Date

  • November 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 74 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 6491 - 6495

PubMed ID

  • 17057098

Pubmed Central ID

  • 17057098

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0019-9567

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1128/IAI.00531-06


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States