Editor’s Selections: Putting the trojan into the horse, a parasite as vaccine, and a Chlamydia vaccineDecember 9th, 2011 Editor's Selections 14 Comments
Vincent Racaniello selects several notable posts each week from molecular and cellular biology and virology. He unravels viruses at virology blog.
- Sentinel dendritic cells present viral antigens in lymph nodes, but may also become infected, spreading virus systemically. What controls the difference between infection and antigen presention?
- Trypanosoma theileri, which causes chronic but inapparent infection in cattle, is being used as a vector to deliver antigens. The parasite has been used to induce antibodies to Babesia in cows.
- A live, attenuated Chlamydia vaccine has been developed that protects non-human primates from trachoma. The vaccine strain used lacks a plasmid that confers virulence.
I’ll be back next Friday with more selections.