Human vaccines (HUM VACCINES )

Publisher: Landes Bioscience


Human Vaccines is a unique new peer-reviewed journal with an international audience that covers the following topics: discovery, research, enabling technologies, preclinical development, toxicology, product development, assays and quality control, process development, clinical studies, regulatory affairs, commercial, utilization, policy, safety, epidemiology, preventive vaccines, therapeutic vaccines, infectious disease targets, and non-infectious disease targets, e.g., cancer, allergy, autoimmunity.

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    Human Vaccines website
  • Other titles
    Human vaccines (Online), Human vaccines
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Publications in this journal

  • Human vaccines 09/2014; 7 Suppl:1.
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    ABSTRACT: Uterine cancer is the most common pelvic gynecological malignancy. Uterine sarcomas and relapsed uterine carcinomas have limited treatment options. The search for new therapies is urgent. Dendritic cell (DC) immunotherapy holds much promise, though has been poorly explored in uterine cancer. This commentary gives an insight in existing DC immunotherapy studies in uterine cancer and summarizes the possibilities and the importance of the loading of tumor antigens onto DC and their subsequent maturation. However, the sole application of DC immunotherapy to target uterine cancer will be insufficient because of tumor-induced immunosuppression, which will hamper the establishment of an effective anti-tumor immune response. The authors give an overview on the limited existing immunosuppressive data and propose a novel approach on DC immunotherapy in uterine cancer.
    Human vaccines 04/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: Toxoplasma gondii is a ubiquitous protozoan parasite that can infect a wide range of animals including humans. This single known species in the genus Toxoplasma is considered as one of the most successful eukaryotic pathogens which is of major medical and veterinary importance. Effective vaccines may contribute toward preventing and controlling the spread of toxoplasmosis. The present communication addresses the current status of development of vaccines against T. gondii. Further discussion is made on the difficulties along with challenges, such as vaccine construct, mode of vaccine administration and standardization of immunization evaluation. Finally suggestions are made on possible directions for future research on the development of vaccines against T. gondii.
    Human vaccines 10/2012; 8(10):1305-1308.
  • Human vaccines 03/2012; 8(3).
  • Human vaccines 01/2012;
  • Human vaccines 12/2011; 7(12):1394.
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    ABSTRACT: Generating protective immune responses in older adults (particularly ≥65 y) remains challenging for vaccines in general. This study examined the immune response engendered in older adults by RECOMBIVAX HB™ manufactured using a modified adjuvant (modified-process hepatitis B vaccine; mpHBV), RECOMBIVAX-HB™, and ENGERIX-B™. Randomized, double-blind, multicenter study enrolled healthy, seronegative subjects (N=538) to receive mpHBV (10 µg hepatitis B surface antigen [HBsAg]), RECOMBIVAX-HB™ (10 µg HBsAg), or ENGERIX-B™ (20 µg HBsAg) at Day 1, Month 1, and Month 6. Prespecified analysis of subpopulations 50-64 y and ≥65 y was conducted. Serum antibody to HBsAg (anti-HBs) was measured Predose 1 and 1 mo Postdose 3. For subjects ≥50 y, seroprotection rates (SPR, anti-HBs titer ≥10 mIU/mL) were 75.7% (95% CI: 68.0,82.2) for mpHBV, 68.0% (95% CI: 59.8,75.5) for RECOMBIVAX HB™, and 84.0% (95% CI: 77.0,89.6) for ENGERIX-B™. For subjects 50-64 y, SPRs were 82.1% (95% CI: 73.8,88.7) for mpHBV, 77.4% (95% CI: 68.7,84.7) for RECOMBIVAX-HB™, and 88.5% (95% CI: 81.1,93.7) for ENGERIX-B™. For subjects ≥65 y, SPRs were 57.5% (95% CI: 40.9,73.0) for mpHBV, 34.4% (95% CI: 18.6,53.2) for RECOMBIVAX-HB™, and 67.7% (95% CI: 48.6,83.3) for ENGERIX-B™. There were 6 non-vaccine related serious adverse events reported. The majority of subjects ≥50 y old achieved seroprotection. The sub-population ≥65 y had lower vaccination responses than the 50-64 y sub-population. For subjects ≥65 y, mpHBV and ENGERIX-B™ groups achieved higher seroprotection rates than the RECOMBIVAX-HB group. The safety profile of mpHBV was consistent with the other groups.
    Human vaccines 12/2011; 7(12):1336-42.
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    ABSTRACT: The primary objective of this study was to assess determinants of vaccine uptake in adults living in Germany exemplified by one standard vaccination (tetanus) and one vaccination targeting specific risk-groups (seasonal influenza). Data from 21,262 telephone household-interviews representative of the adult population in Germany were collected in 2009 and analysed. A total 73.1% of the adult population had a sufficient tetanus vaccination status according to national recommendations (i.e. last tetanus shot ≤10 years ago). Influenza vaccination coverage in the target population (i.e. persons ≥60 years, chronically ill, healthcare workers) was 44.1%. Persons who received professional vaccination advice within the past five years were more frequently vaccinated against tetanus and influenza than persons without (p< 0.001). Private physicians were identified as the most important source for vaccination advice. Having a statutory health insurance, last physician contact < 1 year ago, and living in the eastern part of Germany were independently associated with higher tetanus and influenza vaccine uptake. Low socio-economic status, two-sided migration background, and the feeling of being insufficiently informed on the benefits of vaccination were independently associated with low uptake of tetanus but not influenza vaccines. Our results show that tetanus vaccination coverage in the general adult population and influenza vaccination coverage in the target population are unsatisfactorily low in Germany. Since physicians' advice has a major impact on the vaccination decision, physician reminder systems could provide a method to increase vaccination coverage in adults. For tetanus, information activities should target population groups with an increased risk of being undervaccinated.
    Human vaccines 12/2011; 7(12):1317-25.