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Vaccinia Virus Expression System

  1. Falko G Falkner1,
  2. Friedrich Dorner2

Published Online: 23 SEP 2005

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0003859



How to Cite

Falkner, F. G. and Dorner, F. 2005. Vaccinia Virus Expression System. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    Baxter Vaccine AG, Biomedical Research Centre, Orth, Austria

  2. 2

    Baxter AG, Vienna, Austria

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 SEP 2005

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The vaccinia virus expression system consists of genetically modified (recombinant) vaccinia viruses and vertebrate host cells; it allows transfer and expression of foreign (nonvaccinia) genes into the cytoplasm of infected animal cells.


  • Vaccinia virus;
  • gene expression;
  • immunization;
  • vaccination