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Cytokines as adjuvants for ruminant vaccines

SA Lofthouse, AE Andrews, MJ Elhay, VM Bowles, ENT Meeusen, AD Nash

International Journal for Parasitology | Published : 1996


Successful vaccination against any potential pathogen is critically dependant on inducing an appropriate immune response. The pivotal role of cytokines in the immune response to vaccination suggests that non-protective responses or responses that exacerbate disease subsequent to infectious challenge may be the result of limiting or preferential production of one or a number of these mediators. This suggests that the use of recombinant cytokines as vaccine adjuvants may offer a mechanism whereby the magnitude and phenotype of the immune response to vaccination can be specifically modified. In mice, recombinant cytokines have been used extensively as therapeutics, while studies describing vacc..

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