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Chimeric T Helper-B Cell Peptides Induce Protective Response Against Japanese Encephalitis Virus in Mice

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Virus neutralizing MAb binding and T helper cell stimulating peptide epitopes from structural and nonstructural proteins of Japanese encephalitis virus were delineated. It was observed that priming by T helper peptides potentiated neutralizing antibody response against JE virus. Immunization with chimeric T helper - B cell peptides could thus protect mice from lethal challenge with JE virus.

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Keywords: Chimeric Th-B cell peptides; Japanese encephalitis virus; MAb binding peptides; Neutralising antibodies; Peptide vaccine; immunopotentiation

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 1, 2007

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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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