Tolerogenic vaccines for multiple sclerosis

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Mark D.,Curtis,Alan D. II Mannie (Creator)
East Carolina University (ECU )
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Abstract: Tolerogenic vaccines represent a new class of vaccine designed to re-establish immunological tolerance, restore immune homeostasis, and thereby reverse autoimmune disease. Tolerogenic vaccines induce long-term, antigen-specific, inhibitory memory that blocks pathogenic T cell responses via loss of effector T cells and gain of regulatory T cell function. Substantial advances have been realized in the generation of tolerogenic vaccines that inhibit experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis in a preclinical setting, and these vaccines may be a prequel of the tolerogenic vaccines that may have therapeutic benefit in Multiple Sclerosis. The purpose here is to provide a snapshot of the current concepts and future prospects of tolerogenic vaccination for Multiple Sclerosis, along with the central challenges to clinical application.

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Language: English
Date: 2013
autoimmune disease, experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis, immune, multiple sclerosis, myelin, neuroantigen, T lymphocytes, therapy, tolerance, vaccine

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