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Curr Opin Immunol. 2009 Jun;21(3):346-51. doi: 10.1016/j.coi.2009.05.016. Epub 2009 Jun 6.

Heterologous prime-boost vaccination.

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  • China-US Vaccine Research Center and Department of Infectious Diseases, The First Affiliated Hospital, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, China. shan.lu@umassmed.edu

Abstract

An effective vaccine usually requires more than one time immunization in the form of prime-boost. Traditionally the same vaccines are given multiple times as homologous boosts. New findings suggested that prime-boost can be done with different types of vaccines containing the same antigens. In many cases such heterologous prime-boost can be more immunogenic than homologous prime-boost. Heterologous prime-boost represents a new way of immunization and will stimulate better understanding on the immunological basis of vaccines.

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PMC3743086
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