A panel of Salmonella typhimurium 14028s mutants, which were previously shown to be highly attenuated in the BALB/c mouse model of infection, were analyzed for their potential as live Salmonella oral-vaccine candidates. A prototypical aroA mutant was chosen as a basis of comparison. From the panel of routants initially chosen for this study, three mutants with comparable levels of attenuation elicited higher Salmonella-specific serum immunoglobulin G (IgG) and/or mucosal secretory-IgA antibody titers than the aroA vaccine strain. The three mutants, CL288, CL401, and CL554, also elicited a better protective immune response than the aroA control strain, after a single oral dose of 1 x 109 to 2 x 109 bacteria.
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- Infectious Diseases