Immunogenicity of a DNA vaccine for coxsackievirus B3 in mice: protective effects of capsid proteins against viral challenge.


Coxsackievirus (CVB) 3 induces viral myocarditis and ultimately dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). However, there is no vaccine in clinical use. We constructed recombinant CVB3 plasmids using a highly effective mammalian expression vector and evaluated their immunogenicity in vivo on the basis of survival rate. Four recombinant plasmids were constructed, which… (More)