Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, vol. 22, no. 9, pp. 1307-1309
Haemophilus parasuis causes contagious porcine Glasser's disease leading to severe losses in the swine industry. In this study, we established an efficient Escherichia colibased system for the expression of H. parasuis major outer-membrane protein (MOMP) that has been known as a good vaccine candidate against Glasser's disease. Use of an E. coli-derived pelB leader sequence made it possible to produce recombinant MOMP (rMOMP) as the soluble forms without an additional refolding process. Using two different animal models, it was evaluated that the rMOMP was capable of inducing a significant immune response and providing protection against H. parasuis infection.