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The L.E.A.P.S. heteroconjugate vaccine antigen (JgD), composed of a T cell epitope from glycoprotein D (gD(8-23)) of herpes simplex virus (HSV) linked with a peptide sequence from beta-2-microglobulin (aa38-50), elicited protection against lethal intraperitoneal (IP) challenge and prevented disease signs in most, and limited disease progression, for the(More)
The Ligand Epitope Antigen Presentation System (L.E.A.P.S.) approach to vaccine development allowed construction of immunogens from defined T cell epitopes from herpes simplex virus (HSV) proteins that conferred protection against lethal challenge by the virus. This technology utilizes specific peptides which bind to CD4, CD8 or other proteins on the(More)
A slight modification in the method used to remove the top keratinized layer of skin in the epidermal scarification model of HSV infection results in an easier, less painful, more uniform and reproducible means of infection. The back of mice was depilated and the top skin layer was removed either by scratching with the side of a 26 gauge needle, or by(More)
CEL-1000 (derG, DGQEEKAGVVSTGLIGGG) is a small immunomodulatory peptide which delivers demonstrated protective activity in two infectious disease challenge models (HSV and malaria) and an allogenic tumor vaccine model. CEL-1000 and other activators (defensin-beta, CpG ODN, and imiquimod) of the innate immune system promote IFN-gamma-associated protective(More)
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