Sequential chemoimmunotherapy of experimental visceral leishmaniasis using a single low dose of liposomal amphotericin B and a novel DNA vaccine candidate

  • Seifert K
  • Juhls C
  • Salguero F
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Combination therapies for leishmaniasis, including drugs and immunomodulators, are one approach to shorten treatment courses and to improve the treatment of complex manifestations of the disease. We evaluated a novel T-cell-epitope-enriched DNA vaccine candidate (LEISHDNAVAX) as host-directed immunotherapy in combination with a standard antileishmanial drug in experimental visceral leishmaniasis. Here we show that the DNA vaccine candidate can boost the efficacy of a single suboptimal dose of liposomal amphotericin B in C57BL/6 mice.

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  • Karin Seifert

  • Christiane Juhls

  • Francisco J. Salguero

  • Simon L. Croft

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