Efficacy of Antibody to PNAG Against Keratitis Caused by Fungal Pathogens


Zhao G., Zaidi T. S. , Bozkurt-Guzel C., Zaidi T. H. , Lederer J. A. , Priebe G. P. , ...More

INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, vol.57, no.15, pp.6797-6804, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

Abstract

PURPOSE. Developing immunotherapies for fungal eye infections is a high priority. We analyzed fungal pathogens for expression of the surface polysaccharide, poly-N-acetyl glucosamine (PNAG), and used a mouse model of ocular keratitis caused by Aspergillus flavus, A. fumigatus, or Fusarium solani to determine if PNAG was an immunotherapy target and requirements for ancillary cellular and molecular immune effectors.