– Current Opinion in Virology – Selected approaches for increasing HIV DNA vaccine immunogenicity in vivo

Via Scoop.itVirology News

The safety, stability, and ability for repeat homologous vaccination makes the DNA vaccine platform an excellent candidate for an effective HIV-1 vaccine. However, the immunogenicity of early DNA vaccines did not translate from small animal models into larger non-human primates and was markedly lower than viral vectors. In addition to improvements to the DNA vector itself, delivery with electroporation, the inclusion of molecular adjuvants, and heterologous prime-boost strategies have dramatically improved the immunogenicity of DNA vaccines for HIV and currently makes them a leading platform with many areas warranting further research and clinical development.


Nice review – even if they don’t mention our extended HIV vaccine group’s work once…ah, the imperialism inherent in HIV vaccine research!


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