The Murine Intravaginal HSV-2 Challenge Model for Investigation of DNA Vaccines.

The Murine Intravaginal HSV-2 Challenge Model for Investigation of DNA Vaccines. Methods Mol Biol. 2020;2060:429-454 Authors: Marshak JO, Dong L, Koelle DM Abstract DNA vaccines have been licensed in veterinary medicine and have promise for humans. This format is relatively immunogenic in mice and guinea pigs, the two principle HSV-2 animal models, permitting rapid assessment of vectors, antigens, adjuvants, and delivery systems. Limitations include the relatively poor immunogenicity of naked DNA in humans and the profound differences in HSV-2 pathogenesis between host species. Herein, we detail lessons learned investigating candidate DNA vaccines in the progesterone-primed female mouse vaginal model of HSV-2 infection as a guide to investigators in the field. PMID: 31617196 [PubMed - in process]
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