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Phage display as a promising approach for vaccine development

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Biomedical Science, September 2016
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Phage display as a promising approach for vaccine development
Published in
Journal of Biomedical Science, September 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12929-016-0285-9
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Leili Aghebati-Maleki, Babak Bakhshinejad, Behzad Baradaran, Morteza Motallebnezhad, Ali Aghebati-Maleki, Hamid Nickho, Mehdi Yousefi, Jafar Majidi


Bacteriophages are specific antagonists to bacterial hosts. These viral entities have attracted growing interest as optimal vaccine delivery vehicles. Phages are well-matched for vaccine design due to being highly stable under harsh environmental conditions, simple and inexpensive large scale production, and potent adjuvant capacities. Phage vaccines have efficient immunostimulatory effects and present a high safety profile because these viruses have made a constant relationship with the mammalian body during a long-standing evolutionary period. The birth of phage display technology has been a turning point in the development of phage-based vaccines. Phage display vaccines are made by expressing multiple copies of an antigen on the surface of immunogenic phage particles, thereby eliciting a powerful and effective immune response. Also, the ability to produce combinatorial peptide libraries with a highly diverse pool of randomized ligands has transformed phage display into a straightforward, versatile and high throughput screening methodology for the identification of potential vaccine candidates against different diseases in particular microbial infections. These libraries can be conveniently screened through an affinity selection-based strategy called biopanning against a wide variety of targets for the selection of mimotopes with high antigenicity and immunogenicity. Also, they can be panned against the antiserum of convalescent individuals to recognize novel peptidomimetics of pathogen-related epitopes. Phage display has represented enormous promise for finding new strategies of vaccine discovery and production and current breakthroughs promise a brilliant future for the development of different phage-based vaccine platforms.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Germany 1 <1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Unknown 251 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 49 19%
Student > Master 44 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 41 16%
Researcher 26 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 13 5%
Other 35 14%
Unknown 45 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 72 28%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 40 16%
Immunology and Microbiology 33 13%
Medicine and Dentistry 9 4%
Chemistry 9 4%
Other 38 15%
Unknown 52 21%

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