Novel Vaccine Adjuvants

A special issue of Pharmaceuticals (ISSN 1424-8247). This special issue belongs to the section "Biopharmaceuticals".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2024) | Viewed by 117

Special Issue Editors

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Guest Editor
Department of Medicine, UC San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA
Interests: vaccines; adjuvants; immunology

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Guest Editor
Moores Cancer Center, San Diego, CA, USA
Interests: vaccines; adjuvants; virus; immunology; antibodies; T cells

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Adjuvants are an important component for making effective vaccines. While aluminum salts (alum) were approved as a vaccine adjuvant many years ago, only a few adjuvants have been approved for human use in recent years, including MPLA, CpG1018, and MF59. There is a lot of ongoing research regarding the identification of novel vaccine adjuvants such as Toll-like receptor agonists, RIG-I-like receptor agonists, NOD-like receptor agonists, adjuvants for adjuvant or co-adjuvants, exosome-inducing adjuvants, select polysaccharides, etc. Thus, the aim of this Special Issue is to present readers with articles that focus on the discovery and development of such novel vaccine adjuvants, their synthesis and production, their efficacy in disease models, their mechanisms of actions, and other studies comparing adjuvants.

Dr. Fumi Sato-Kaneko
Dr. Nikunj M. Shukla
Guest Editors

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  • vaccine
  • adjuvants
  • TLRs
  • innate immunity
  • adaptive immunity
  • exosome
  • influenza
  • virus

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