Gregg N. Milligan

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The requirement for interferon-gamma (IFN gamma) in resolution of an HSV-2 vaginal infection and the cellular sources of this cytokine in the vaginal mucosa were assessed. IFN gamma levels in vaginal secretions peaked on Days 2 and 5 following HSV-2 inoculation. Natural killer (NK) cell depletion greatly diminished the early production of IFN gamma but had(More)
Intravaginal inoculation of mice with an attenuated strain of herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) resulted in vigorous HSV-specific immune responses that protected against subsequent challenge with fully virulent HSV-2 strains. Even in the presence of high titers of HSV-specific Ab, T cell-dependent mechanisms were required for protection of the vaginal(More)
In recent clinical trials, a vaccine that contained herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) glycoprotein D (gD2) and the adjuvant AS04 afforded HSV-seronegative women significant protection against HSV-2 genital disease and limited protection against infection. Similarly, in guinea pigs, immunization with the vaccine provided significant protection against(More)
Herpes Simplex Virus type 2 causes genital herpes but is frequently transmitted asymptomatically; therefore, a prophylactic vaccine is desirable. A candidate vaccine in clinical trials has only shown efficacy in preventing disease in women. Using this subunit vaccine candidate, we were able to demonstrate infection prophylaxis, improved disease prevention(More)
The T-cell-mediated resolution of herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) genital infections is not fully understood. In these studies, the mechanisms by which CD8+ T cells clear virus from the genital epithelium were examined. Ovalbumin (OVA)-specific CD8+ T cells from OT-I transgenic mice cleared a thymidine kinase-deficient, ovalbumin-expressing HSV-2 virus(More)
Dengue (DEN) is the most important mosquito-borne viral disease, with a major impact on global health and economics, caused by four serologically and distinct viruses termed DENV-1 to DENV-4. Currently, there is no licensed vaccine to prevent DEN. We have developed a live attenuated tetravalent DENV vaccine candidate (TDV) (formally known as DENVax) that(More)
In primary infection, CD8(+) T cells are important for clearance of infectious herpes simplex virus (HSV) from sensory ganglia. In this study, evidence of CD4(+) T-cell-mediated clearance of infectious HSV type 1 (HSV-1) from neural tissues was also detected. In immunocompetent mice, HSV-specific CD4(+) T cells were present in sensory ganglia and spinal(More)
BACKGROUND Because topical microbicides designed to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases may be applied frequently, it is important to ensure product safety as well as efficacy. A murine model was developed to test for induction of inflammatory responses following application of candidate microbicides. GOAL A comparison was made of the(More)
The immunogenicity and protective efficacy of a nucleic acid vaccine encoding the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) glycoprotein D (gD) gene under the control of the CMV immediate early gene promoter was examined. Mice immunized three times by intramuscular injection with the vaccine developed an HSV specific IgG but not IgA antibody response detectable(More)