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Vaccination Against Pathogenic Cells by DNA Inoculation

  • B. Wang
  • A. P. Godillot
  • M. P. Madaio
  • D. B. Weiner
  • W. V. Williams
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Part of the Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology book series (CT MICROBIOLOGY, volume 226)

Abstract

The goal of vaccination is to induce immunity to protect the host from disease. Vaccines should generate long-term protective immune responses which perform immune surveillance against specific antigens. Currently, a wide spectrum of vaccines are under development against not only infectious diseases, but also against cancers as well as allergic and autoimmune diseases. The mechanisms by which vaccines elicit protective immune responses against tumor growth have not been completely understood. Costimulatory molecule activation and strong cytolytic T cells (CTLs) have been implicated in the control of tumor cell growth or metastasis. Specific monoclonal antibodies have been also shown to control tumor cell growth to some degree. To achieve protective immune responses against tumor cells, we need to understand the context of the different cellular, humoral and molecular functions of the immune system.

Keywords

Rabies Virus Antitumor Immunity Protective Immune Response Pathogenic Cell Gene Inoculation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Wang
    • 1
  • A. P. Godillot
    • 2
    • 4
  • M. P. Madaio
    • 2
  • D. B. Weiner
    • 3
    • 4
  • W. V. Williams
    • 2
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.Sinogen Institute, Institute of ZoologyChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingPeoples Republic of China
  2. 2.Department of Medicine, Rheumatology DivisionUniversity of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 912 Stellar-Chance LaboratoriesPhiladelphiaUSA
  3. 3.The Department of Pathology and Laboratory MedicineUniversity of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 505 Stellar-Chance LaboratoriesPhiladelphiaUSA
  4. 4.Department of Biotechnology, Institute for Biotechnology and Advanced Molecular MedicineUniversity of Pennsylvania School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA
  5. 5.Childrens’ Hospital of PhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaUSA

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