PENBRAYA™ Clinical Pharmacology

(meningococcal groups A, B, C, W, and Y vaccine)

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12.1 Mechanism of Action

Protection against invasive meningococcal disease is conferred mainly by complement-mediated antibody-dependent killing of N. meningitidis.1 Vaccination with PENBRAYA induces the production of bactericidal antibodies specific to the capsular polysaccharides of N. meningitidis serogroups A, C, W, and Y and to fHbp subfamily A and B variants of N. meningitidis group B. The susceptibility of group B meningococci to bactericidal antibody is dependent upon both the antigenic similarity of the fHbp subfamily A or subfamily B vaccine antigen to the fHbp protein expressed by the bacterial strain and the amount of fHbp expressed at the bacterial surface.2

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Clinical Pharmacology

12 CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

     

12.1 Mechanism of Action

Protection against invasive meningococcal disease is conferred mainly by complement-mediated antibody-dependent killing of N. meningitidis.1 Vaccination with PENBRAYA induces the production of bactericidal antibodies specific to the capsular polysaccharides of N. meningitidis serogroups A, C, W, and Y and to fHbp subfamily A and B variants of N. meningitidis group B. The susceptibility of group B meningococci to bactericidal antibody is dependent upon both the antigenic similarity of the fHbp subfamily A or subfamily B vaccine antigen to the fHbp protein expressed by the bacterial strain and the amount of fHbp expressed at the bacterial surface.2

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