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Abstract

Recombinant fragments of the major outer-membrane protein (MOMP) of , expressed at high levels in , were isolated and purified. Antisera to the recombinant proteins reacted preferentially with overlapping synthetic peptides covering the immunoaccessible variable segments of MOMP. These sera also reacted in a species-specific manner with the surface of intact infectious elementary bodies, and in a genus-specific manner in assays using denatured or bound chlamydial antigens. The ability of recombinant MOMP preparations to elicit antibody to the surface of chlamydial elementary bodies raises the possibility that these proteins may be useful for chlamydial vaccine development.

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