Journal of Tongji Medical University

, Volume 21, Issue 3, pp 181–183

Comparative study on the immunogenicity between Hsp70 DNA vaccine and Hsp65 DNA vaccine in humanMycobacterium tuberculosis

  • Dai Wuxing
  • Huang Hailang
  • Yuan Ye
  • Hu Jiajie
  • Huangfu Yongmu
Article

Summary

The BALB/c mice were immunized with Hsp70 DNA and Hsp65 DNA vaccines in humanMycobacterium tuberculosis. Eight weeks after immunization, the eyeballs were removed, blood and spleen taken, and intraperitoneal macrophages were harvested. The lymphocytic stimulating index (SI) was used to measure the cellular proliferating ability and NO release to measure the phagocytic activity of the macrophages. With ELISA kit, the levels of interleukin-2 (IL-2) and interferon-γ (IFN-γ) in serum and the splenic lymphocytic cultured supernatant were detected. The results showed that after the mice were immunized with 100 μg/mouse of Hsp70 DNA vaccine intramuscularly, the splenic lymphocytic proliferating ability in the mice was significantly increased as compared with that in the control group, vector group and Hsp65 DNA vaccine group (P<0.01); The contents of NO in the intraperitoneal macrophages of the mice were significantly lower than in the control group and Hsp65 DNA vaccine group (P<0.01); The levels of serum IL-2 in the mice were significantly higher than in the control group, but there was no statistical difference between Hsp65 DNA group and vector group (P>0.05); The contents of serum IFN-γ in the mice were significantly higher than in the control group, but significantly lower than in the Hsp65 DNA vaccine group (P< 0.05). It was indicated that immunization with Hsp70 DNA vaccine could obviously enhance the immune response, but its intensity seemed inferior to Hsp65 DNA vaccine. The anti-infection mechanisms and clinical use in the future of the vaccines of Hsp70 DNA and Hsp65 DNA are worth further studying.

Key words

Hsp70 DNA vaccine Hsp65 DNA vaccine immunogenicity 

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© Springer 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dai Wuxing
    • 1
  • Huang Hailang
    • 1
  • Yuan Ye
    • 1
  • Hu Jiajie
    • 1
  • Huangfu Yongmu
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Molecular Biology, Tongji Medical CollegeHuazhong University of Science and TechnologyWuhan

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