Published in Vaccine Weekly, July 28th, 2004
According to recent research from France and Mexico, "Human papillomavirus type 16 (HPV-16) is the major causative agent of cervical cancer. To date, vaccine strategies against HPV-16 are based on the ability of the E7 oncoprotein to elicit an immune response against this virus. In this study, the use of an inducible or a constitutive system to produce the HPV-16 E7 protein in Lactococcus lactis, a non-pathogenic and non-invasive Gram-positive bacterium, was compared."
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