Study finds protein that increases efficacy of vaccines

Friday, April 7, 2017

Researchers at Boston University Medical Centre discovered a protein that could make vaccinations more effective and offer protection against diseases like cancer.

Vaccines work by increasing the amount of antibody production in a person or by stimulating cells, called cytotoxic T cells, to directly kill a foreign invader. The antigen formulation with PorB triggers a sequence of cellular events at the periphery and in lymphoid tissue that are critical for the establishment of protection to broad array of infectious diseases, and may be for other diseases like cancer.