A synthetic consensus anti–spike protein DNA vaccine induces protective immunity against Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus in nonhuman primates
Muthumani K, Falzarano D, Reuschel EL, Tingey C, Flingai S, Daniel O. Villarreal DO, Wise M, Patel A, Izmirly A, Aljuaid A, Seliga AM, Soule G, Morrow M, Kraynyak KA, Khan AS, Scott DP, Feldmann F, LaCasse R, Meade-White K, Okumura A, Ugen KE, Sardesai NY, Kim JJ, Kobinger G, Feldmann H, Weiner DB. Sci Transl Med. 2015 Aug 19;7(301):301ra132. doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aac7462
The Weiner Lab reports that a novel synthetic DNA vaccine can, for the first time, induce protective immunity against the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus in nonhuman primates. These promising results support further development of DNA vaccines for emerging infections.
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