A protein particle vaccine containing multiple malaria epitopes

Sarah C. Gilbert, Magdalena Plebanski, Stephen J. Harris, Catherine E M Allsopp, Rebecca Thomas, Guy T. Layton, Adrian V S Hill

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Ty virus-like particles consist of a single protein species that can be produced in yeast. Recombinant Ty-VLPs carrying a string of up to 15 defined cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) epitopes from Plasmodium species prime protective CTL responses in mice following a single administration without adjuvant. Effective processing of epitopes from the string was demonstrated in vitro and in vivo and was not affected by flanking sequences.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1280-1284
Number of pages5
JournalNature Biotechnology
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • Antigen presentation
  • Vaccine design

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