Special Issue "DNA Vaccines"
A special issue of Vaccines (ISSN 2076-393X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 May 2013)
Prof. Dr. Margaret A. Liu
1 ProTherImmune, 3656 Happy Valley Road Lafayette, CA 94549, USA 2 Karolinska Institute, Stockholm SE-17177, Sweden 3. Adjunct Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of California, San Francisco, 513 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94143 USA
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Interests: vaccine technologies; DNA vaccines; cellular immune responses; HIV Vvccines; global health
During the last few years, there has been immense progress in the field of gene-based vaccines. This has been a result of new and better vectors, improved expression constructs, different types of delivery methods and devices, and it may be said, selection of optimal diseases/antigens and vaccinees. Several products have been licensed for veterinary applications, including infectious diseases and cancer. New human clinical trials have been initiated, and a number of phase 1-2 trials concluded. The present issue on “Research progress for gene-based vaccines” will bring together primary data and up-to-date summaries of break-throughs in using DNA plasmids for vaccines and immunotherapies. It will also show the possibilities of gene therapy, for which there is one licensed veterinary product and a different human one. To exemplify the progress, the situation for several severe infectious diseases and tumors will be depicted together with future views for further translation into the clinic.
It is 20 years since the first data on DNA vaccines were publicly presented at Cold Spring Harbor, 1992. Clinical trials of DNA vaccines are in progress for many diseases including HIV, HCV, malaria, influenza, tuberculosis and tumors (colo-rectal, prostate, melanoma). These include plasmid constructs used as a prime for boosting with other types of vaccines.
Prof. Dr. Margaret A. Liu
Prof. Dr. Britta Wahren
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- DNA vaccine
- RNA vaccine
- infectious diseases
- autoimmune diseases
- immune mechanisms
- T cells
- innate immunity
- delivery technology