Experimental vaccines against HIV

Karin, Valentina (2013) Experimental vaccines against HIV. Bachelor's thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Abstract

HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a retrovirus that attacks human immune system. AIDS is terminal and the most severe phase of HIV infection caused by heavy damage to immune system. To prevent HIV infection, it is necessary to make an efficient and safe HIV vaccine, and attempts towards this goal are: stimulating production of broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs), using rationally designed anti-HIV-1 antibodies, using new nucleotides and virus-like particles (VLPs) and by harnessing CD4+ T cell responses. Struggle with the fourth largest killer in the world is still ongoing and many scientists have been searching for a vaccine that will destroy HIV virus, prevent AIDS and save millions of human lives. A lot of obstacles substantially complicate the search for more effective and safer vaccine, but with the development of new technologies and research of immune pathways, that search should be facilitated.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Supervisor: Ćurković Perica, Mirna
Date: 2013
Number of Pages: 18
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Silvana Šehić
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2014 09:39
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2014 09:39
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/3058

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