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Journal of viral hepatitis

Protective efficacy and hepatitis B virus clearance in mice enhanced by cell-mediated immunity with novel prime-boost regimens.


PMID 27885748

Abstract

In this study, anti-hepatitis B virus (HBV) immunity was evaluated in mice using several regimens of the HBV recombinant protein vaccine HBSS1 that expressed in CHO cells containing S (1-223 aa) and preS1 (21-47 aa) and recombinant adenovirus rAdSS1 vaccine. Further, the protective efficacy of these vaccine regimens was studied in a mouse model. High titres of antigen-specific antibodies and neutralizing activity were elicited in mice after vaccination. However, robust multi-antigen (preS1 and S)-specific cell-mediated immunity (CMI) was only detected in mice primed with HBSS1 and boosted with rAdSS1. Moreover, functional T-cell responses with high levels of cytokines and antigen-specific cytotoxic T-cell responses (CD107a