• In vivo delivery of a multiepitope peptide and Nef protein using novel cell-penetrating peptides for development of HIV-1 vaccine candidate

    23 days ago - By Springer

    Abstract
    Objectives
    A potent HIV vaccine should overcome some limitations such as polymorphism of human HLA, the diversity of HIV-1 virus, and the lack of an effective delivery system. In this study, a DNA construct encoding Nef 60-84 , Nef 126-144 , Vpr 34-47 , Vpr 60-75 , Gp160 30-53 , Gp160 308-323, and P24 8-151 epitopes was designed using bioinformatics tools. The pcDNA3.1- nef-vpr-gp160-p24 and pcDNA3.1- nef constructs were prepared in large scale as endotoxin-free form. Moreover, the recombinant Nef-Vpr-Gp160-p24 polypeptide and Nef protein were generated in E. coli. These...
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