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|Title:||Kunjin virus replicon-based vaccines expressing Ebola virus glycoprotein GP protect the guinea pig against lethal Ebola virus infection|
|Source:||Reynard, O., Mokhonov, V., Mokhonova, E., Leung, J., Page, A., Mateo, M., Pyankova, O., Georges-Courbot, M.C., Raoul, H., Khromykh, A.A., Volchkov, V.E. (2011-11-01). Kunjin virus replicon-based vaccines expressing Ebola virus glycoprotein GP protect the guinea pig against lethal Ebola virus infection. Journal of Infectious Diseases 204 (SUPPL. 3) : S1060-S1065. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/infdis/jir347|
|Abstract:||Pre- or postexposure treatments against the filoviral hemorrhagic fevers are currently not available for human use. We evaluated, in a guinea pig model, the immunogenic potential of Kunjin virus (KUN)-derived replicons as a vaccine candidate against Ebola virus (EBOV). Virus like particles (VLPs) containing KUN replicons expressing EBOV wild-type glycoprotein GP, membrane anchor-truncated GP (GP/Ctr), and mutated GP (D637L) with enhanced shedding capacity were generated and assayed for their protective efficacy. Immunization with KUN VLPs expressing full-length wild-type and D637L-mutated GPs but not membrane anchor-truncated GP induced dose-dependent protection against a challenge of a lethal dose of recombinant guinea pig-adapted EBOV. The surviving animals showed complete clearance of the virus. Our results demonstrate the potential for KUN replicon vectors as vaccine candidates against EBOV infection. © 2011 The Author Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. All rights reserved.|
|Source Title:||Journal of Infectious Diseases|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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