UNIT 2.14 Nucleic Acid Immunizations
Published Online: 1 MAY 2001
Copyright © 2003 by John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Lab Protocol Title
Current Protocols in Immunology
How to Cite
Robinson, H. L. and Pertmer, T. M. 2001. Nucleic Acid Immunizations. Current Protocols in Immunology. 27:2.14.1–2.14.19.
- Published Online: 1 MAY 2001
- Published Print: SEP 1998
This unit provides protocols for two broadly used methods of DNA immunization: saline injections and gene gun deliveries of DNA. Saline injections deliver DNA into extracellular spaces; gene gun deliveries bombard DNA directly into cells. Support protocols present methods for preparation of DNA-coated gold beads, creation of cartridges containing these beads, and optimization of gene gun parameters. Issues relating to plasmid vectors, DNA preparation and doses, and immunization regimens are also discussed. Expression library immunizations, genetic and conventional adjuvants, alternative boosts, neonatal immunizations, and approaches to mucosal delivery of DNA are covered in the commentary.