Molecular immune responses to aerosol challenge with Francisella tularensis in mice inoculated with live vaccine candidates of varying efficacy
2010 (English)In: PloS one, ISSN 1932-6203, Vol. 5, no 10, e13349- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This is the first report characterizing local and systemic cytokine and chemokine responses in mice immunized with vaccines with different efficacies against aerosol challenge with virulent F. tularensis subsp. tularensis. It shows that increases in the levels of most of these immunomodulators, including those known to be critical for protective immunity, do not superficially correlate with protection unless adjusted for the effects of bacterial burden. Additionally, several cytokines were selectively suppressed in the lungs of naïve mice, suggesting that one mechanism of vaccine action is to overcome this pathogen-induced immunosuppression.
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2010. Vol. 5, no 10, e13349- p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-38653DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0013349ISI: 000282807300027PubMedID: 20967278OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-38653DiVA: diva2:379845