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Vaccines, DNA

"Vaccines, DNA" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Recombinant DNA vectors encoding antigens administered for the prevention or treatment of disease. The host cells take up the DNA, express the antigen, and present it to the immune system in a manner similar to that which would occur during natural infection. This induces humoral and cellular immune responses against the encoded antigens. The vector is called naked DNA because there is no need for complex formulations or delivery agents; the plasmid is injected in saline or other buffers.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Vaccines, DNA" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Vaccines, DNA" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 207 publications over 24 distinct years, with a maximum of 20 publications in 2003
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