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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 111, No. 4, 2016, pp. 223-231
Bioline Code: oc16031
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 111, No. 4, 2016, pp. 223-231

 en The mc2-CMX vaccine induces an enhanced immune response against Mycobacterium tuberculosis check for this species in other resources compared to Bacillus Calmette-Guérin but with similar lung inflammatory effects
Oliveira, Fábio Muniz de; Trentini, Monalisa Martins; Junqueira-Kipnis, Ana Paula & Kipnis, André


Although the attenuated Mycobacterium bovis check for this species in other resources Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine has been used since 1921, tuberculosis (TB) control still proceeds at a slow pace. The main reason is the variable efficacy of BCG protection against TB among adults, which ranges from 0-80%. Subsequently, the mc2-CMX vaccine was developed with promising results. Nonetheless, this recombinant vaccine needs to be compared to the standard BCG vaccine. The objective of this study was to evaluate the immune response induced by mc2-CMX and compare it to the response generated by BCG. BALB/c mice were immunised with both vaccines and challenged with Mycobacterium tuberculosis check for this species in other resources (Mtb). The immune and inflammatory responses were evaluated by ELISA, flow cytometry, and histopathology. Mice vaccinated with mc2-CMX and challenged with Mtb induced an increase in the IgG1 and IgG2 levels against CMX as well as recalled specific CD4+ T-cells that produced T-helper 1 cytokines in the lungs and spleen compared with BCG vaccinated and challenged mice. Both vaccines reduced the lung inflammatory pathology induced by the Mtb infection. The mc2-CMX vaccine induces a humoral and cellular response that is superior to BCG and is efficiently recalled after challenge with Mtb, although both vaccines induced similar inflammatory reductions.

recombinant vaccine; tuberculosis; inflammation; mouse

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