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Multicomponent vaccines are provided which aid in the prevention and treatment of staphylococcal infections and which include certain selected combinations of bacterial binding proteins or fragments thereof, or antibodies to those proteins or fragments. By careful selection of the proteins, fragments, or antibodies, a vaccine is provided that imparts protection against a broad spectrum of Staphylococcus bacterial strains and against proteins that are expressed at different stages of the logarithmic growth curve. In one embodiment of the invention, a composition is provided that includes at least a collagen binding protein or peptide (or an appropriate site directed mutated sequence thereof) such as CNA, or a protein or fragment with sufficiently high homology thereto, in combination with a fibrinogen binding protein, preferably Clumping factor A (“ClfA”) or Clumping factor B (“ClfB”), or a useful fragment thereof or a protein or fragment with sufficiently high homology thereto. The vaccines and products of the present invention are advantageous in that they respond to the urgent need of the medical community for a substitute for small molecule antibiotics, which are rapidly losing effectiveness and provide effective combinations of the large number of known bacterial surface adhesins which can impart effective protection against a broad spectrum of bacterial infections.
Patti, Joseph M.; Foster, Timothy J.; Hook, Magnus (2004). Multicomponent vaccines. United States. Patent and Trademark Office; Texas A&M University. Libraries. Available electronically from