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Serological Evaluation of Mycobacterium ulcerans Antigens Identified by Comparative Genomics

  • Sacha J. Pidot,

    Affiliations: Department of Microbiology, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

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  • Jessica L. Porter,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

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  • Laurent Marsollier,

    Affiliation: Groupe d'Étude des Interactions Hôte-Pathogène, Université d'Angers, Angers, France

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  • Annick Chauty,

    Affiliation: Centre de Dépistage et de Traitement de l'ulcère de Buruli, Pobè, Benin

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  • Florence Migot-Nabias,

    Affiliations: Institut de Recherche pour le Développement UMR216, Mère et enfant face aux infections tropicales, Paris, France, Faculté de Pharmacie, Université Paris Descartes, Paris, France

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  • Cyril Badaut,

    Affiliations: Institut de Recherche pour le Développement UMR216, Mère et enfant face aux infections tropicales, Paris, France, Faculté de Pharmacie, Université Paris Descartes, Paris, France

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  • Angèle Bénard,

    Affiliation: Swiss Tropical Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland

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  • Marie-Therese Ruf,

    Affiliation: Swiss Tropical Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland

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  • Torsten Seemann,

    Affiliation: Victorian Bioinformatics Consortium, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia

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  • Paul D. R. Johnson,

    Affiliation: Department of Infectious Diseases, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia

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  • John K. Davies,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia

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  • Grant A. Jenkin,

    Affiliations: Department of Microbiology, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

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  • Gerd Pluschke,

    Affiliation: Swiss Tropical Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland

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  • Timothy P. Stinear mail

    tstinear@unimelb.edu.au

    Affiliations: Department of Microbiology, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

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  • Published: November 02, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000872

About the Authors

Sacha J. Pidot, John K. Davies, Grant A. Jenkin, Timothy P. Stinear
Department of Microbiology, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
Sacha J. Pidot, Jessica L. Porter, Grant A. Jenkin, Timothy P. Stinear
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
Laurent Marsollier
Groupe d'Étude des Interactions Hôte-Pathogène, Université d'Angers, Angers, France
Annick Chauty
Centre de Dépistage et de Traitement de l'ulcère de Buruli, Pobè, Benin
Florence Migot-Nabias, Cyril Badaut
Institut de Recherche pour le Développement UMR216, Mère et enfant face aux infections tropicales, Paris, France
Florence Migot-Nabias, Cyril Badaut
Faculté de Pharmacie, Université Paris Descartes, Paris, France
Angèle Bénard, Marie-Therese Ruf, Gerd Pluschke
Swiss Tropical Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
Torsten Seemann
Victorian Bioinformatics Consortium, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
Paul D. R. Johnson
Department of Infectious Diseases, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia

Corresponding Author

Email: tstinear@unimelb.edu.au

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SJP JKD GP TPS. Performed the experiments: SJP JLP LM AB MTR. Analyzed the data: SJP LM AB MTR TS PDRJ GAJ GP TPS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SJP JLP LM AC FMN CB AB MTR TS PDRJ GAJ GP. Wrote the paper: SJP AB GAJ TPS.