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|Title:||Expression and immunogenicity of the major house dust mite allergen Der p 1 following DNA immunization|
|Authors:||Wolfowicz, C.B. |
|Keywords:||Der p 1|
|Source:||Wolfowicz, C.B., HuangFu, T., Chua, K.Y. (2003). Expression and immunogenicity of the major house dust mite allergen Der p 1 following DNA immunization. Vaccine 21 (11-12) : 1195-1204. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0264-410X(02)00485-1|
|Abstract:||The mite protein Der p 1 is a major trigger of allergy and atopic asthma world-wide, and thus, a good vaccine candidate for allergy prevention. Since it is a cysteine protease, the catalytic effects of Der p 1 vaccination may be unpredictable. One approach to reduce this risk is to vaccinate with DNA encoding enzymatically inactive forms of Der p 1. Here we show that Der p 1 DNA without its native pre-pro sequences potently induced Der p 1-specific antibodies, as long as its pre-sequence was substituted by another leader sequence. Without any pre-pro sequence, the same DNA fragment was well expressed but failed to induce significant level of anti-Der p 1 antibodies, without further boosting by protein. © 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.|
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