Published in Drug Week, September 10th, 2004
According to published research from the United States, "A recombinant Oka (ROka) varicella-zoster virus (VZV) vaccine was constructed that expresses herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) glycoproteins B (gB) and D (gD). Guinea pigs received one of four inocula: uninfected cells; recombinant Oka VZV infected cells; recombinant Oka VZV expressing HSV-2 gB/gD (ROka-gB2/gD2) infected cells; or heat-inactivated ROka-gB2/gD2 infected cells. Only animals inoculated with ROka-gB2/gD2 developed high titers of neutralizing antibodies to HSV-2."
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