Journal article

Activation of TRIF-dependent and independent immune responses by neisserial heat shock protein complex vaccines

Garrett Z Ng, Jia-Xi Han, Camilo A Colaco, Philip Sutton

HUMAN VACCINES & IMMUNOTHERAPEUTICS | TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC | Published : 2016

Abstract

ASBTRACT Heat shock protein Complex (HspC) vaccines are composed of Hsp purified from pathogenic bacteria along with their chaperoned protein cargo. Mouse studies have shown that HspC vaccines can induce a strong immune response against pathogenic bacteria without addition of an exogenous adjuvant. These vaccines are now entering clinical trials. It was predicted, but not previously tested, that HspC vaccines induce an immune response due to the activation of Toll-Like Receptors (TLR) by their component Hsp. Recently we tested this supposition and found that while this held true for the cellular response to neisserial HspC vaccines, strong antigen-specific antibody responses were surprisingl..

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