Pseudomonas genus is among the top nosocomial pathogens known to date. Being highly opportunistic, members of pseudomonas genus are most commonly connected with nosocomial infections of urinary tract and ventilator-associated pneumonia. Nevertheless, vaccine development for this pathogenic genus is slow because of no information regarding immunity correlated functional mechanism. In this present work, an immunoinformatics pipeline is used for vaccine development based on epitope-based peptide design, which can result in crucial immune response against outer membrane proteins of pseudomonas genus. A total of 127 outer membrane proteins were analysed, studied and out of them three sequences were obtained to be the producer of non-allergic, highly antigenic T-cell and B-cell epitopes which show good binding affinity towards class II HLA molecules. After performing rigorous screening utilizing docking, simulation, modelling techniques, we had one nonameric peptide (WLLATGIFL) as a good vaccine candidate. The predicted epitopes needs to be further validated for its apt use as vaccine. This work paves a new way with extensive therapeutic application against Pseudomonas genus and their associated diseases.

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