Print Email Facebook Twitter Lactic acid bacteria as antigen delivery vehicles for oral immunization purposes Title Lactic acid bacteria as antigen delivery vehicles for oral immunization purposes Author Pouwels, P.H. Leer, R.J. Shaw, M. Heijne Den Bak-Glashouwer, M.J. Tielen, F.D. Smit, E. Martinez, B. Jore, J. Conway, P.L. Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO Publication year 1998 Abstract In vaccination programmes in which large numbers of subjects are involved, the oral route of administration is more convenient as compared to the more frequently used parenteral route. This is particularly relevant when vaccines are to be applied in less industrialized countries. Lactic acid bacteria in general and strains of Lactobacillus in particular have a variety of properties which make them attractive candidates for oral vaccination purposes, e.g. GRAS status, adjuvant properties, mucosal adhesive properties and low intrinsic immunogenicity. An overview is given of current research aimed at unravelling the relationship between structure and properties of surface proteins of lactobacilli and in vivo colonization, in particular of species capable of adhering to epithelial cells in vitro. Secondly, the state of the art will be discussed with respect to antigen presentation by lactic acid bacteria. Finally, some preliminary immunological data of recombinant lactic acid bacterial strains expressing antigens from pathogens will be presented. Subject NutritionAdherenceExpression vectorLactobacillusSurface proteinVaccineAntigenBacterial proteinMembrane proteinAntigen presentationBacterial colonizationBacterium adherenceDeveloping countryDrug delivery systemEpithelium cellExpression vectorImmunizationImmunogenicityLactic acid bacteriumLactobacillusProtein structureReviewStructure activity relationAdministration, OralAnimalsAntigensBacterial AdhesionColony Count, MicrobialDrug Delivery SystemsGene Expression Regulation, BacterialGenetic EngineeringHumansIntestinal MucosaLactobacillusLactococcusMiceVaccinesBacteria (microorganisms)LactobacillusPosibacteria To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:9bdb32cc-8b00-49a5-a9c4-2f42a6bd1d18 DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/s0168-1605(98)00048-8 TNO identifier 234470 ISSN 0168-1605 Source International Journal of Food Microbiology, 41 (2), 155-167 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.