DNA Vaccines: A Mini Review

Author(s): Ratul Saha, Sarah Killian, Robert S Donofrio.

Journal Name:Recent Patents on DNA & Gene Sequences (DIscontinued)

Volume 5 , Issue 2 , 2011

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: antibodies, DNA vaccines, gene gun, immunity, patents, traditional vaccine, innate immunity, adaptive immunity, Respiratory Syncytial Virus, DNA Immunization, Th2 type, pXL1-pXL4, Hepatitis B, Cationic Lipid-Formulated Plasmid DNA Vaccine, Aerosolized Anthrax Spores, Antibody-Mediated Protection

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VOLUME: 5
ISSUE: 2
Year: 2011
Page: [92 - 96]
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.2174/187221511796392114
Price: $100