DNA Vaccines: A Mini Review
Abstract:DNA vaccines are a major breakthrough in the field of vaccination with several advantages over traditional vaccines. Unlike traditional vaccines, DNA vaccines stimulate both arms of the immune system offering long lasting immunity. DNA vaccines not only have the potential to fight against infectious diseases such as influenza and hepatitis but they can also be used to prevent autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis. In general, this article is intended as a mini-review to discuss DNA vaccination, as well as patents on different types of DNA vaccines.
Keywords: Aerosolized Anthrax Spores; Antibody-Mediated Protection; Cationic Lipid-Formulated Plasmid DNA Vaccine; DNA Immunization; DNA vaccines; Hepatitis B; Respiratory Syncytial Virus; Th2 type; adaptive immunity; antibodies; gene gun; immunity; innate immunity; pXL1-pXL4; patents; traditional vaccine
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: August 1, 2011
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