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StatusReference proteome
Proteome IDiUP000000425
Taxonomy122586 - Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B (strain MC58)
Last modifiedFebruary 27, 2018
Genome assembly and annotationi GCA_000008805.1 from ENA/EMBL
Pan proteomei This proteome is part of the Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B (strain MC58) pan proteome (fasta)

Gram-negative meningococcal bacterium. Neisseria meningitidis colonizes the mucosal surface of the human nose and throat, usually as a commensal bacterium. Up to 15% of the human population are asymptomatic carriers. Sometimes the strains can invade the host, causing life-threatening invasive bacterial infections especially in young infants. They do so by gaining access to the blood and to the cerebrospinal fluid to cause meningitis and septicemia. Thus it is a major cause of morbidity and mortality. The pattern of serogroup B disease is typically hyperendemic or sporadic. Strains of this serogroup are a particular problem because they are a major cause of invasive disease in Europe and United States and there is currently no effective vaccine.


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