The vaccines based on the replicon of the venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis virus against viral hemorrhagic fevers

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The status of the various recombinant DNA and RNA-derived candidate vaccines, as well as the Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis virus (VEEV) replicon vaccine system against extremely hazardous viral hemorrhagic fevers, were reviewed. The VEEV-based replication-incompetent vectors offer attractive features in terms of safety, high expression levels of the heterologous viral antigen, tropism to dendritic cells, robust immune responses, protection efficacy, low potential for pre-existing anti-vector immunity and possibility of engineering multivalent vaccines were tested. These features of the VEEV replicon system hold much promise for the development of new generation vaccine candidates against viral hemorrhagic fevers.

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A. A. Petrov

Federal State Budgetary Establishment «48 Central Scientific Research Institute» of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation

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Aleksandr Petrov, MD, PhD

141306, Sergiev Posad – 6

Russian Federation

T. M. Plekhanova

Federal State Budgetary Establishment «48 Central Scientific Research Institute» of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation

141306, Sergiev Posad – 6 Russian Federation

O. N. Sidorova

Federal State Budgetary Establishment «48 Central Scientific Research Institute» of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation

141306, Sergiev Posad – 6 Russian Federation

S. V. Borisevich

Federal State Budgetary Establishment «48 Central Scientific Research Institute» of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation

141306, Sergiev Posad – 6 Russian Federation

A. A. Makhlay

Federal State Budgetary Establishment «48 Central Scientific Research Institute» of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation

141306, Sergiev Posad – 6 Russian Federation


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