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Recombinant antigens for the detection of coxiella burnetii

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The invention relates to a method for the detection of prior exposure to Coxiella. burnetii infection by antibody-based assays using recombinant, immunodominant C. burnetii polypeptides. The invention also relates to the design of biotin or His-tagged C. burnetii proteins useful in the antibody-based assays as standardized antigen reagents.

Inventors: 
Ching, Wei-mei; Chao, Chien-chung; Li, Xuan; Chen, Hua-wei
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Biotechnology and Healthcare
FIle Date: 
2007-12-11
Grant Date: 
2010-11-02
Grant time: 
1,057 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
19
Claim count percentile rank: 
2
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US NAVY