Multiple immunizations with adenovirus and MVA vectors improve CD8+ T cell functionality and mucosal homing

Academic Article


  • Recombinant adenovirus vectors and MVA vectors were used in prime boost vaccine regimens to address the impact of repeated immunizations on transgene product-specific CD8+ T cell frequencies, phenotypes, function, and localization. We show that a regimen with three immunizations incorporating MVA, human adenovirus serotype 5 and chimpanzee-derived adenoviruses serotype 68 or 7 yields high transgene product-specific CD8+ T cell frequencies in spleen, blood, lymph nodes, and peritoneal lavage. Furthermore, upon triple immunization increased frequencies of transgene-specific T cells were measured at mucosal sites such as mesenteric lymph nodes, intestinal epithelium, and Peyer's patches. Multiple dose vaccine regimens that markedly increase functionally active transgene-specific T cells and target them to the appropriate ports of entry may be important in protection against pathogens such as HIV-1. © 2007 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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  • Virology  Journal
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    Author List

  • Tatsis N; Lin SW; Harris-McCoy K; Garber DA; Feinberg MB; Ertl HCJ
  • Start Page

  • 156
  • End Page

  • 167
  • Volume

  • 367
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  • 1