From virus to vaccine: developments using the simple eukaryote, Dictyostelium discoideum

Kerry R. Emslie*, Martin B. Slade, Keith L. Williams

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Mass vaccination campaigns against viral diseases, both human and animal, depend on the availability of cheap viral antigens. The eukaryote Dictyostelium discoideum has simple growth requirements and rapid growth rates and forms stable cell lines. These features, together with the possibility of secreting recombinant (glyco) proteins into a defined buffer, make the D. discoideum expression system an attractive option for producing economical recombinant subunit vaccines.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)476-479
Number of pages4
JournalTrends in Microbiology
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1995

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