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A chemokine-fusion vaccine targeting immature dendritic cells elicits elevated antibody responses to malaria sporozoites in infant macaques

January 21, 2021 - 15:21 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Luo K, Gordy JT, Zavala F, Markham RB
Reference: 
Sci Rep. 2021 Jan 13;11(1):1220

Infants and young children are the groups at greatest risk for severe disease resulting from Plasmodium falciparum infection. We previously demonstrated in mice that a protein vaccine composed of the chemokine macrophage inflammatory protein 3α genetically fused to the minimally truncated circumsporozoite protein of P. falciparum (MCSP) elicits high concentrations of specific antibody and significant reduction of liver sporozoite load in a mouse model system.

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