Strategies for DNA vaccine delivery
Authors: Alpar, H Oya; Papanicolaou, Irene; Bramwell, Vincent W
Source: Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery, Volume 2, Number 5, 1 September 2005 , pp. 829-842(14)
Publisher: Informa Healthcare
Abstract:Strategies for gene delivery comprise a diverse range of live and synthetic approaches; DNA delivery for the purposes of immunisation in turn comprises a large part of this research. This review mainly discusses synthetic systems for application in the delivery of plasmid DNA vaccines, outlining polylactide-co-glycolide, liposome, chitosan and complex combination delivery systems. Areas of promise for DNA vaccine candidates include immune modulation of allergic responses and veterinarian application. The potential for realistic consideration of DNA vaccines as an alternative to existing approaches is dependent on the development of efficient DNA vaccine vectors and improved systems for DNA vaccine delivery. DNA vaccine technology may yet prove to be an important asset in an environment where there is a critical need for therapeutic and prophylactic strategies to combat a wide range of disease states.
Document Type: Review Article
Publication date: 2005-09-01