A combination of intradermal jet-injection and electroporation overcomes in vivo dose restriction of DNA vaccines

David Hallengärd (Coresponding Author), Andreas Bråve, Maria Isaguliants, Pontus Blomberg, Jenny Enger, Richard Stout, Alan King, Britta Wahren

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Abstract

Background: The use of optimized delivery devices has been shown to enhance the potency of DNA vaccines. However, further optimization of DNA vaccine delivery is needed for this vaccine modality to ultimately be efficacious in humans.Methods: Herein we evaluated antigen expression and immunogenicity after intradermal delivery of different doses of DNA vaccines by needle or by the Biojector jet-injection device, with or without the addition of electroporation (EP).Results: Neither needle injection augmented by EP nor Biojector alone could induce higher magnitudes of immune responses after immunizations with a high dose of DNA. After division of a defined DNA dose into multiple skin sites, the humoral response was particularly enhanced by Biojector while cellular responses were particularly enhanced by EP. Furthermore, a close correlation between in vivo antigen expression and cell-mediated as well as humoral immune responses was observed.Conclusions: These results show that two optimized DNA vaccine delivery devices can act together to overcome dose restrictions of plasmid DNA vaccines.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5
JournalGenetic Vaccines and Therapy
Volume10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Aug 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords*

  • Biojector
  • DNA vaccine
  • Electroporation
  • Jet-injection

Field of Science*

  • 3.4 Medical biotechnology
  • 3.1 Basic medicine

Publication Type*

  • 1.1. Scientific article indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database

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