Peptide amphiphile micelles for vaccine delivery

John C. Barrett, Matthew V. Tirrell

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Peptide subunit vaccines enable the specific activation of an immune response without the shortcomings of killed or attenuated pathogens. However, peptide subunit vaccines tend to be less immunogenic than those based on whole organisms. To improve peptide immunogenicity, biomaterials-based platforms have been developed. One such platform, the peptide amphiphile micelle platform, has displayed a unique ability to dramatically improve observed immune responses. Here we describe the design, synthesis, characterization, and application of peptide amphiphile micelles to elicit a robust immune response.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMethods in Molecular Biology
PublisherHumana Press Inc.
Number of pages16
StatePublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
ISSN (Print)1064-3745

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  • Modular
  • Peptide amphiphile micelle
  • Peptide synthesis
  • Self-assembly
  • Vaccine


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