Serological secretome analysis of Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis
Caseous lymphadenitis (CLA) is a chronic disease affecting small ruminants caused by Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis and is responsible for significant economic losses. Previous studies have reported that a set of C. pseudotuberculosis secreted proteins react with sera from infected goats. Mapping of the secretome will shed light on the pathogenesis of CLA. We have hereby identified six immunoreactive secreted proteins of C. pseudotuberculosis by 2D Western blotting using sera from goats with CLA and characterized them by mass spectrometry. The information retrieved will support studies leading to the development of efficient vaccines and diagnostic kits.