Published in Vaccine Weekly, October 20th, 2004
According to a study from Switzerland and France, "Neonatal cytotoxic T cell responses have only been elicited to date with immunogens or delivery systems inducing potent direct APC activation. To define the minimal activation requirements for the induction of neonatal CD8+ cytotoxic responses, we used synthetic microspheres (MS) coated with a single CD8+ T cell peptide from lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV) or HIV-1. Unexpectedly, a single injection of peptide-conjugated MS without added adjuvant induced CD4-dependent antigen-specific neonatal...
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