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Targeted Oral Vaccines to Induce Cellular & Mucosal Immunity

Jennifer Maynard and Nicholas Peppas of the University of Texas at Austin in the U.S. seeks to engineer proteins to be delivered by oral polymeric vaccine that specifically bind to receptors of M cells on the gut mucosa. By targeting these M cells, antigens can be introduced directly to the mucosal system, inducing a targeted, stronger immune response.

More information about Create New Ways to Induce Mucosal Immunity (Round 3)

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