The role of anthrax toxin and the potential for using components of the toxin as an anthrax vaccine, are central to many of the proposed projects in this proposal. This core will provide investigators with highly purified anthrax toxin proteins that can be used consistently in large and small-scale studies. The toxin core will purify large amounts of PA, LF, and EF, that is LPS-free. Batches of toxin will be tested by the core for relative activity and normalized batches of toxin will be provided, so investigators can pursue multiple studies over the five years of this project confident in the consistency of this reagent. This core will also store and catalog PA, LF, and EF and employee a technician that will oversee the purification, characterization, and distribution of the toxin.

Public Health Relevance

Anthrax toxin is a major virulence factor of B. anthracis, and insights into this toxin and its contribution to disease help us better understand anthrax. This core will be a central source and repository that can provide highly purified anthrax toxin to investigators and facilitate their studies on this critical virulence factor.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Type
Research Program--Cooperative Agreements (U19)
Project #
5U19AI062629-10
Application #
8716429
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZAI1-KS-I (J3))
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
2013-09-01
Budget End
2014-08-31
Support Year
10
Fiscal Year
2013
Total Cost
$74,745
Indirect Cost
$18,284
Name
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
Department
Type
DUNS #
077333797
City
Oklahoma City
State
OK
Country
United States
Zip Code
73104
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