Special Issue "Viral Vector-Based Vaccines: Current and Future Perspectives"
A special issue of Vaccines (ISSN 2076-393X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2021) | Viewed by 3496
Interests: virus-host interactions; molecular virology; innate immune signaling pathways; molecular biology; microbiology; cell biology; immunology; oncolytic virotherapy and immunotherapy; cancer biology; development of therapeutic proteins
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Viral vectors are one of the most successful platforms for vaccines and gene therapy. Many types of viruses are developed as vaccine and gene therapy vectors for the past several decades. Viral vector-based vaccines can be either non-replicating or replicating. Currently, against the COVID-19 pandemic, many viral vector-based vaccines are under development, and few are authorized to use.
The viral vector-based vaccines provide several advantages, including triggering a robust immune response that involves the production of antibodies by B cells and cellular immune response by T cells. However, challenges remain with many viral vectors as vaccines, such as having pre-existing immunity and risk of pathogenesis from replicating competent vectors. Future efforts to design and optimize in different aspects will eventually result in the best use of these vector-based vaccines.
This special issue of vaccines will focus on the current research, application, development, and challenges ahead with viral vector-based vaccines in the context of antigen expression, immunogenicity, delivery, protection, safety, and manufacturing. Articles on viral vectors that are also used as gene therapy are also welcome in this issue.
Prof. Masmudur M. Rahman
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- Keywords: viral vectors
- viral infections
- immune response
- vaccine platforms
- vaccine development
- vaccine production
- vaccine delivery
- vaccine safety
- antigen design
- virus-like particles
- cellular immunity
- clinical trials