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Nato Science Series A:

Vaccines

Recent Trends and Progress

Editors: Allison, Anthony C., Gregoriadis, Gregory, Poste, George (Eds.)

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The success of vaccination in controlling infectious diseases is well documented. However, low profitability, expense and liability have hindered research and development of vaccines. Recently, increasing realization (enhanced by the AIDS pandemic) of the need to overcome such difficulties has led to steps being taken by national authorities, non-profit and commercial organizations to resolve them. This has been facilitated by developments in recombinant DNA techniques, the advent of monoclonal anti­ bodies and progress in the understanding of the immunological structure of proteins which have laid the foundation of a new generation of vaccines. Such vaccines are defined at the molecular level, can elicit immune responses controlling infectious organisms and are therefore potentially free of the problems encountered in conventional ones. Unfortunately, subunit and synthetic peptide vaccines are often only weakly or non­ inmunogenic. However, developments in both antigen production and immuno­ potentiation of weak antigens have opened new avenues with exciting prospects for vaccine design.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Vaccines
Book Subtitle
Recent Trends and Progress
Editors
  • Anthony C. Allison
  • Gregory Gregoriadis
  • George Poste
Series Title
Nato Science Series A:
Series Volume
215
Copyright
1991
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Plenum Press, New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-3848-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-3848-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-6717-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 154
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