Abstract: The development of subunits and subunit analogs of the cholera exotoxin by recombinant DNA techniques provides vaccine products that can retain their biological activity and immunogenicity, and can confer protection against disease challenge. Genetically-engineered modifications of the subunits result in products that retain immunogenicity, yet are reduced in, or are essentially free of, enzymatic activity associated with toxin reactogenicity.
May 24, 1995
Date of Patent:
June 23, 1998
Amgen Inc., University of Southern California