Mechanisms of peptide vaccination in mouse models: tolerance, immunity, and hyperreactivity.

Mechanisms of peptide vaccination in mouse models: tolerance, immunity, and hyperreactivity.

Mechanisms of peptide vaccination in mouse models: tolerance, immunity, and hyperreactivity.

abstract

The development of synthetic peptide vaccines capable of inducing strong and protective T-cell immunity has taken more than 20 years. Peptide vaccines come in many flavors and although their design is simple, their use is more complicated as the success of a particular peptide vaccine is influenced by many parameters. In fact, peptide vaccination may lead to tolerance, immunity or even hyper-reactivity causing death of the animals. Here we systematically dissect the parameters that influence the final outcome of peptide vaccines as examined in mouse models and this will guide the rational design of new vaccines in the future.

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