Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > Iranian Researchers Make Progress in Production of Leishmaniasis Vaccine

Abstract:
Iranian pharmaceutical researchers from Mashhad University of Medical Sciences obtained promising results for the production of a vaccine to treat Leishmaniasis.

Iranian Researchers Make Progress in Production of Leishmaniasis Vaccine

Tehran, Iran | Posted on April 30th, 2014

The vaccine has a simple and cost-effective production method, and if the research stages are complete, it will create hope for the industrial production of the vaccine in the country.

Dr. Mahmood Reza Ja'fari, a member of the Scientific Board of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, explained about the research, and said, "Leishmaniasis is one of the common diseases between human and animals, which is caused by parasites. Depending on the parasite type and immunity respond of the host, the severity of the diseases varies from a limited skin infection to fatal level. Although numerous researches have so far been carried out all over the world, there is still no vaccine for Leishmaniasis in the market. Therefore, the invention of a vaccine for Leishmaniasis was out main objective of this research."

Injection of the vaccine into a group of mice (BALB/c mice) triggered their cell immune system. The produced vaccine is very effective in the protection of the mice against the parasitic disease. BALB/c mice are much more sensitive to Leishmaniasis parasite; therefore, if a vaccine is effective on the mice, it will surely be more effective on humans who are stronger against Leishmaniasis infection.

According to Dr. Ja'fari, since the produced liposome is small in size, most of them are absorbed by lymphatic system subcutaneous injection, and they are gathered in lymphatic nodes by APC cells with very high performance. Then, antigens dissolved in liposome are released in APC cell. It triggers cell immune system, and protects mice against the challenge with the living parasite of Leishmaniasis. The researchers are currently studying the stabilization of the produced vaccine. After achieving this goal, the liposome should be produced in clean environment and the required certificates should be attained. Then, clinical tests will be carried out on patients.

All the requirements for industrial production of the vaccine are available in the country. Results of the research have been published in Acta Tropica, vol. 128, issue 3, August 2013, pp. 528-535.

####

For more information, please click here

Copyright © Fars News Agency

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Quantum twisted Loong confirms the physical reality of wavefunctions September 23rd, 2017

Application of air-sensitive semiconductors in nanoelectronics: 2-D semiconductor gallium selenide in encapsulated nanoelectronic devices September 22nd, 2017

Researchers set time limit for ultrafast perovskite solar cells September 22nd, 2017

DNA triggers shape-shifting in hydrogels, opening a new way to make 'soft robots' September 21st, 2017

Nanomedicine

Do titanium dioxide particles from orthopedic implants disrupt bone repair? September 16th, 2017

Arrowhead Hosts Investor & Analyst R&D Day to Introduce TRiM(TM) Platform and Lead RNAi-based Drug Candidates September 14th, 2017

Graphene based terahertz absorbers: Printable graphene inks enable ultrafast lasers in the terahertz range September 13th, 2017

Applications for the nanomedTAB are open until September 18th, 2017 September 13th, 2017

Discoveries

Quantum twisted Loong confirms the physical reality of wavefunctions September 23rd, 2017

Application of air-sensitive semiconductors in nanoelectronics: 2-D semiconductor gallium selenide in encapsulated nanoelectronic devices September 22nd, 2017

Researchers set time limit for ultrafast perovskite solar cells September 22nd, 2017

DNA triggers shape-shifting in hydrogels, opening a new way to make 'soft robots' September 21st, 2017

Announcements

Quantum twisted Loong confirms the physical reality of wavefunctions September 23rd, 2017

Application of air-sensitive semiconductors in nanoelectronics: 2-D semiconductor gallium selenide in encapsulated nanoelectronic devices September 22nd, 2017

Researchers set time limit for ultrafast perovskite solar cells September 22nd, 2017

DNA triggers shape-shifting in hydrogels, opening a new way to make 'soft robots' September 21st, 2017

Interviews/Book Reviews/Essays/Reports/Podcasts/Journals/White papers

Quantum twisted Loong confirms the physical reality of wavefunctions September 23rd, 2017

Application of air-sensitive semiconductors in nanoelectronics: 2-D semiconductor gallium selenide in encapsulated nanoelectronic devices September 22nd, 2017

Researchers set time limit for ultrafast perovskite solar cells September 22nd, 2017

DNA triggers shape-shifting in hydrogels, opening a new way to make 'soft robots' September 21st, 2017

Industrial

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Announces Availability of Embedded MRAM on Leading 22FDX® FD-SOI Platform: Advanced embedded non-volatile memory solution delivers ‘connected intelligence’ by expanding SoC capabilities on the 22nm process node September 20th, 2017

Researchers printed graphene-like materials with inkjet August 17th, 2017

Nanocrystalline LEDs: Red, green, yellow, blue ... August 7th, 2017

Magnetized viruses attack harmful bacteria: Rice, China team uses phage-enhanced nanoparticles to kill bacteria that foul water treatment systems August 2nd, 2017

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project