PerspectiveVaccine Engineering

Antibody Repertoire: Embracing Diversity

Science Translational Medicine  27 Jul 2011:
Vol. 3, Issue 93, pp. 93ps32
DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3002694

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Abstract

In this Perspective, we discuss two papers that show that the breadth of the antibody response to vaccines could be manipulated by the use of particular vaccine adjuvants that stimulate innate immune mechanisms. The ability to increase the repertoire of antibodies induced by a vaccine may help to control variable pathogens that alter their exposed antigens to evade the immune system.

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  • Citation: A. J. Pollard, A. V. S. Hill, Antibody Repertoire: Embracing Diversity. Sci. Transl. Med. 3, 93ps32 (2011).

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