Recent developments in leishmaniasis vaccine delivery systems

Bhowmick, Sudipta ; Ali, Nahid (2008) Recent developments in leishmaniasis vaccine delivery systems Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery, 5 (7). pp. 789-803. ISSN 1742-5247

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Background: The observation that recovery from infection with Leishmania confers immunity to reinfection suggests that control of leishmaniasis by vaccination may be possible. New generation vaccines, particularly those based on recombinant proteins and DNA, are found to be less immunogenic. Objective: There is an urgent need for the development of new and improved vaccine adjuvants. Methods: Based on their principal mechanisms of action, adjuvants can be broadly separated into two classes: immunostimulatory adjuvants and vaccine delivery systems. Vaccine delivery systems can carry both antigen and adjuvant for effective delivery to the antigen-presenting cells (APCs). In this article, we review the adjuvants, the delivery systems and their combinations used in the search of an effective vaccine against leishmaniasis. Conclusion: Based on current knowledge, cationic liposomes appear to have better prospects as effective delivery systems for developing a vaccine for leishmaniasis.

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Keywords:Adjuvant; Cationic Liposomes; Leishmania; Vaccine; Vaccine Delivery Systems
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