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Winter, N., J.A. Triccas, B. Rivoire, M.C.V. Pessolani, K. Eiglmeier, E.M. Lim, S.W. Hunter, P.J. Brennan, and W.J. Britton. Characterization of the gene encoding the immunodominant 35 kDa protein of Mycobacterium leprae. Mol. Microbiol. 16: 865-876, 1995.
Dockrell, H.M., S.K. Young, K. Britton, P.J. Brennan, B. Rivoire, M.F.R. Waters, S.B. Lucas, F. Shahid, M. Dojki, T.J. Chiang, Q. Ehsan, K.P.W.J. McAdam, and R. Hussain. Induction of Th1 cytokine responses by mycobacterial antigens in leprosy. Infect. Immun. 64: 4385-4389, 1996.
Brennan, P.J., S.N. Cho, and P.R. Klatser. Immunodiagnostics, including skin tests. Int. J. Lepr. 64 (Suppl): S58-S62, 1996.
Klatser, P.R., S.N. Cho, and P. J. Brennan. The contribution of serological tests to leprosy control. Int. J. Lepr. 64 (Suppl.): S63-S67, 1996.
Pessolani, M.C.V. and P.J. Brennan. Molecular definition and identification of new proteins of Mycobacterium leprae. Infect. Immun. 64: 5425-5427, 1996.
Chatterjee, D. The mycobacterial cell wall: structure, biosynthesis and sites of drug action. Current Opinion Chem. Biol. 1: 579-588, 1997.
Marques, M.A.M., S. Chitale, P.J. Brennan, and M.C.V. Pessolani. Mapping and identification of the major cell wall-associated components of Mycobacterium leprae. Infect Immun. 66: 2625-2631, 1998.
Silbaq, F.S., S.N. Cho, S.T. Cole, and P.J. Brennan. Characterization of a 34-kilodalton protein of Mycobacterium leprae that is isologous to the immunodominant 34-kilodalton antigen of Mycobacterium paratuberculosis. Infect. Immun. 66: 5576-5579, 1998.
Cho, S.N., and P.J. Brennan. New biological tools for leprosy surveillance. Int. J. Lepr. 67, No. 4 (Suppl.): S59-S62, 1999.
Cho, S.N., G.P. Walsh, and P.J. Brennan. Monitoring the effects of preventive therapy in the Federated States of Micronesia. Int. J. Lepr. 67, No. 4 (Suppl.): S19-S22, 1999.
Ngamying, M., L. Levy, and P.J. Brennan. Vaccination of mice against the leprosy bacillus with skin-test antigens. Int. J. Lepr. 67: 305-307, 1999.
Weir, R.E., P.J. Brennan, C.R. Butlin, H.M. Docrell. Use of a whole blood assay to evaluate in vitro T cell responses to new leprosy skin test antigens in leprosy patients and healthy subjects. Clin. Exp. Immunol. 116: 263-269, 1999.
de Melo Marques, M.A., S. Mahapatra, D. Nandan, T. Dick, E.N. Sarno, P.J. Brennan, and M.C. Vidal Pessolani. Bacterial and host-derived cationic proteins bind a-2 laminins and enhance Mycobacterium leprae attachment to human Schwann cells. Microbes Infect. 2: 1407-1417, 2000.
Mandahar, R., J.W. LeMaster, C.R. Butlin, P.J. Brennan, and P.W. Roche. Interferon-gamma responses to candidate leprosy skin-test reagents detect exposure to leprosy in an endemic population. Int. J. Lepr. 68: 40?48, 2000.
Ng, V., G. Zanazzi, R. Timpl, J.F. Talts, J.L. Salzer, P.J. Brennan, and A. Rambukkana. Role of the cell wall phenolic glycolipid?1 in the peripheral nerve predilection of Mycobacterium leprae. Cell 103: 511-524, 2000.
Brennan, P.J., and V.D. Vissa. Genomic evidence for the retention of the essential mycobacterial cell wall in the otherwise defective Mycobacterium leprae. Lepr. Rev. 72: 415-428, 2001.
Marques, M.A.M., V.L. Antonio, E.N. Sarno, P.J. Brennan, and M.C.V. Pessolani. Binding of a2 laminins by pathogenic and non-pathogenic mycobacteria and adherence to Schwann cells. J. Med. Microbiol. 50: 23-28, 2001.
Ngamying, M., P. Varachit, P. Phaknilrat, L. Levy, P.J. Brennan, and S.N. Cho. Effects of vaccination with several mycobacterial proteins and lipoproteins on Mycobacterium leprae infection of the mouse. Int. J. Lepr. 69: 43-45, 2001.
Vissa, V.D., and P.J. Brennan. The genome of Mycobacterium leprae: a minimal mycobacterial gene set. Genome Biology 2: 1-7, 2001.
Spencer, J.S., A.M.A. Marques, M.C.B.S. Lima, A.P. Junqueira?Kipnis, B.C. Gregory, R.W. Truman, and P.J. Brennan. Antigenic specificity of the Mycobacterium leprae homologue of ESAT?6. Infect. Immun. 70: 1010?1013, 2002.
Vissa, V.D., and P.J. Brennan. Impact of the Mycobacterium leprae genome sequence on leprosy research. In Genomics of GC Rich Gram-Positive Bacteria. Horizon Scientific Press, Norfolk, U.K. 2002.

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