DNA vaccination strategies against infectious diseases.

  title={DNA vaccination strategies against infectious diseases.},
  author={A. M. Watts and Ronald C. Kennedy},
  journal={International journal for parasitology},
  volume={29 8},
DNA immunisation represents a novel approach to vaccine and immunotherapeutic development. Injection of plasmid DNA encoding a foreign gene of interest can result in the subsequent expression of the foreign gene products and the induction of an immune response within a host. This is relevant to prophylactic and therapeutic vaccination strategies when the foreign gene represents a protective epitope from a pathogen. The recent demonstration by a number of laboratories that these immune responses… CONTINUE READING

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