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Comp Immunol Microbiol Infect Dis. 2009 Sep;32(5):453-61. doi: 10.1016/j.cimid.2008.05.002. Epub 2008 Jun 20.

Comparison of intramuscular and footpad subcutaneous immunization with DNA vaccine encoding HSV-gD2 in mice.

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Department of Virology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, P.O. Box 14110-111, Tehran, Iran.

Abstract

Herpes simplex virus type 2 is the most common infectious agent in humans that causes genital herpes disease and vaccination is a desirable method to prevent herpes infections. An effective therapeutic vaccine will need to elicit virus-specific immune responses. The route of immunization has important role in immune responses. In this study, DNA vaccine encoding glycoprotein D of herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-gD2) was prepared and injected via intramuscular and footpad routes to determine the optimal method of delivery for immune stimulation. The control manipulation of immune response by concerning route of administration is highly appreciated issue by researches. Although DNA vaccine containing HSV-gD2 is effective in both intramuscular and footpad injection routes, the latter could induce significantly higher cellular responses against HSV-2.

PMID:
18571235
DOI:
10.1016/j.cimid.2008.05.002
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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