Kent R. Van Kampen

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A workshop on viral vectors for malaria vaccine development, organized by the PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative, was held in Bethesda, MD on October 20, 2005. Recent advancements in viral-vectored malaria vaccine development and emerging vector technologies were presented and discussed. Classic viral vectors such as poxvirus, adenovirus and alphavirus vectors(More)
Lines of experimental evidence indicate that induction of humoral immune responses in transgenic mouse models of Alzheimer disease (AD) by repeated injection of synthetic amyloid beta-protein (Abeta) is effective in prevention and clearance of deposits of Abeta aggregates in the brain of the mice. We have tested a non-injection modality whereby(More)
Protective immunity against avian influenza virus was elicited in chickens by single-dose in ovo vaccination with a non-replicating human adenovirus vector encoding an H5N9 avian influenza virus hemagglutinin. Vaccinated chickens were protected against both H5N1 (89% hemagglutinin homology; 68% protection) and H5N2 (94% hemagglutinin homology; 100%(More)
A long-sought goal during the battle against avian influenza is to develop a new generation of vaccines capable of mass immunizing humans as well as poultry (the major source of avian influenza for human infections) in a timely manner. Although administration of the currently licensed influenza vaccine is effective in eliciting protective immunity against(More)
The increasing number and density of the human population, the emergence of lethal influenza strains, and the potential use of designer influenza virus as a bioweapon, collectively highlight a critical need for more rapid production of influenza vaccines and less invasive means of delivery. We have developed a nonreplicative adenovirus-vectored influenza(More)
BACKGROUND One of the pathological hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease (AD) is deposits of amyloid beta-peptide (Abeta) in neuritic plaques and cerebral vessels. Immunization of AD mouse models with Abeta reduces Abeta deposits and improves memory and learning deficits. Because recent clinical trials of immunization with Abeta were halted due to brain(More)
The effectiveness of vaccination programs would be enhanced greatly through the availability of vaccines that can be administered simply and, preferably, painlessly without the need for timed booster injections. Tetanus is a prime example of a disease that is readily preventable by vaccination but remains a major threat to public health due to the problems(More)
We report here that animals can be protected against lethal infection by Clostridium tetani cells and Bacillus anthracis spores following topical application of intact particles of live or gamma-irradiated Escherichia coli vectors overproducing tetanus and anthrax antigens, respectively. Cutaneous gammadeltaT cells were rapidly recruited to the(More)
Although a wide variety of protein profiles have been extensively constructed via proteomic analysis, the comprehensive proteomic profiling of the skin, which is considered to be the largest organ of the human body, is still far from complete. Our efforts to establish the functional skin proteome, a protein database describing the protein networks that(More)