Application Of In Vivo Electroporation To Dna Immunisation

Grant number: LP0561957

Abstract

The in vivo delivery of plasmid DNA induces immune responses to the encoded protein vaccine. In large animals including humans, DNA vaccination needs to be further improved before becoming a commercial reality, at least partially due to the very low levels of expression in vivo. In vivo electroporation has proven to be an effective way to enhance the level of protein expression and increase DNA vaccine efficacy. We combine enhanced in vivo expression using electroporation with the co-delivery of plasmids encoding cytokines to enhance and modulate DNA vaccine in sheep. We will apply our findings to bovine viral diarrhoea virus (BVDV), both as an animal model for humans and as an economically ..

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