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Development of a Mimotope-Based Vaccine Against CD20 Antigen

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CD20, a B-cell-specific protein, is a primary target for immunotherapy of B-cell lymphomas. We used a mimotopes of CD20 to construct vaccines for B-cell-related disorders. The immunogenicity of the vaccines was tested in BALB/c mice. Results of this study suggest that the mimotope may be a useful tool for the construction of a functional vaccine to treat B cell-related disorders.





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Keywords: B-cell lymphoma; CD20; immunotherapy; keyhole limpet hemocyanin (KLH); mimotope; vaccine

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2007-06-01

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  • Protein & Peptide Letters publishes short papers in all important aspects of protein and peptide research, including structural studies, recombinant expression, function, synthesis, enzymology, immunology, molecular modeling, drug design etc. Manuscripts must have a significant element of novelty, timeliness and urgency that merit rapid publication. Reports of crystallisation, and preliminary structure determinations of biologically important proteins are acceptable. Purely theoretical papers are also acceptable provided they provide new insight into the principles of protein/peptide structure and function.
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