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Curr Opin Immunol. 1996 Oct;8(5):664-9.

Recombinant Listeria monocytogenes cancer vaccines.

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Department of Microbiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia 19104, USA.


Listeria monocytogenes has recently been exploited as a vector for targeting antigens to the immune system. In the past year it has been shown to be particularly effective as a tumor antigen vector. Here we set its potency as a cancer vaccine in the context of the type of immunity induced by this facultative intracellular bacterium.

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