A protein particle vaccine containing multiple malaria epitopes.
Gilbert SC., Plebanski M., Harris SJ., Allsopp CE., Thomas R., Layton GT., Hill AV.
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.