Abstract / Description of output
We assessed the effect of recombinant feline IFN-gamma as vaccine adjuvant for in vivo antibody responses of young 3-month-old kittens to inactivated antigens of rabies and calicivirus, both natural pathogens for cats. When compared to responses following immunization with antigen alone co-administration of baculovirus-expressed cat IFN-gamma significantly enhanced serum antibody titers to both viral antigens; to levels comparable with responses evoked by commonly known saponin and alum adjuvants. Adjuvanticity by feline IFN-gamma was dose-dependent and all doses tested were well tolerated. We conclude that, when further optimized for in vivo delivery, feline IFN-gamma may represent a safe and efficient natural vaccine adjuvant for certain antigens in cats.
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|