Self Adjuvanting Ctl-Based Influenza Vaccines For Human Use

Grant number: 400580

Abstract

This project will generate novel vaccines that elicit cell-mediated immunity against influenza infection. The vaccines are totally synthetic and therefore not constrained by the limitations in manufacturing which currently confront egg-grown vaccines. These vaccines induce very strong immune responses because they target dendritic cells which are pivotal for induction of all immune responses. This targeting capability is due to a simple lipid molecule incorporated into the vaccine which is recognised by specific receptors on the surface of dendritic cells and also causes their maturation, a step which is essential for recognition by the immune system of potential pathogens. The technology to..

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