5 million, is a continuation of a Phase I SBIR grant to scan the Plasmodium falciparum proteome for protective antigens.
What does PA stand for?
PA stands for Protective Antigen (microbiology)
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We have 249 other meanings of PA in our Acronym Attic
- Project Audit
- Project Authorization
- Proof Assistant
- Property Administrator
- Propionic Acidemia
- Proponent Agency
- Prosecution Attorney
- Protected Administrator (computer security)
- Protected Area (conservation)
Samples in periodicals archive:
Protective antigen is a protein produced by the anthrax bacteria, which has several varieties.
This could be due to its putative mechanism of action compared to other monoclonal candidates under development - binding to protective antigen and inhibiting heptamer (spore) formation, rather than inhibiting binding of toxin to its receptor.
Genocea has identified protective antigens from humans using the same technology, and is currently advancing vaccine development plans.
This extends the contract supporting the development of a robust Pfy nex Expression Technology (TM) based production strain and process for the production of bulk recombinant protective antigen (rPA) from anthrax.
Postscript Back to Reality: Urgent Questions That Can and Should be Answered Immediately In assessing pandemic risk, we seem to have forgotten that influenza virus contains not 1, but 2 immunogenic protective antigens.
In addition, the vaccine candidate for disease caused by anthrax bacilli may provide a safer and better anthrax vaccine based on a recombinant protective antigen.
It releases the three components of its toxin--known as lethal factor, edema factor, and protective antigen (PA)--which assemble on cell surfaces.