Genocea Biosciences – Our lead candidate in HSV-2 is GEN-003, a first-in-class, protein subunit, therapeutic T cell vaccine designed to reduce the duration and severity of clinical symptoms associated with moderate-to-severe HSV-2, and to control transmission of the infection. A new, counterintuitive vaccine has been developed by scientists to prevent the spread of herpes. Another pair of promising replication-incompetent vaccine constructs, dl5-29 and dl5-29-41L, with deletions of essential early genes (and, in the -41 virus, the gene encoding the vhs protein), has also been effective at preventing primary infection and decreasing the titer of challenge virus establishing latency in the guinea pig model (89, 113). This article discusses the pathogenesis and immunobiology of mucocutaneous HSV infections, summarizes the spectrum of diseases caused by HSV, and provides a review of the field of HSV vaccine research. But the Cambridge, MA-based company is getting some love from investors this morning, thanks to some new data on a vaccine it’s been developing for genital herpes. As explored in more depth at Popular Science, the team engineered a large molecule that traps viruses, disrupts viral replication by changing its acidity level (pH), and for good measure, uses a sugar called mannose to block the virus from infecting cells. Cotton rats were intramuscularly vaccinated using a prime boost strategy with gD/AS04 (Simplirix™ vaccine) or control vaccine formulation (hepatitis B vaccine FENDrix™) and subsequently challenged intravaginally with HSV-2 or HSV-1.
In February 2014, it was announced that Frazer’s new vaccine against genital herpes has passed human safety trials in a trial of 20 Australians. Saint Louis University research findings published in the December issue of Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy report a family of molecules known as nucleotidyltransferase superfamily (NTS) enzyme inhibitors are promising candidates for new herpes virus treatments. Current estimates suggest that 500 million people worldwide are infected with HSV-2, with approximately 20 million new cases occurring annually. Instead of using gD-2 to stimulate antibodies, they deleted the gene for gD-2 from the virus (and, consequently, the protein’s expression on the viral surface) —a manipulation that weakens the virus, rendering it unable to infect cells or cause disease. The information provided herein should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. Genital herpes normally breaks out six times each year, but in severe cases more episodes may result. MRSA cells given the tarocins in addition to L638 continued to grow, albeit with a weakened cell wall, demonstrating they worked as the researchers wanted.
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Having just one risk factor increases your chance of developing heart disease, and Yaskary knows her life was spared because she understood the risk she inherited. Poison ivy contains a toxic spoil which penetrates your skin on contact and causes itching. HHMI’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine scientists recently found a new way to treat the herpes virus. Have your blood pressure checked more often if you have high blood pressure, heart disease, or you have had a stroke. A private company called BioVex began Phase I clinical trials for ImmunoVEX, another proposed vaccine, in March 2010. In this disorder, these symptoms tend to occur suddenly in people who have no history of heart disease.