Vaccines: Subunit


Subunit vaccines, both purified native components of pathogens and vaccines developed and produced by recombinant techniques, are now dominating in the strive for an ideal vaccine. Subunit vaccines are highly attractive alternatives to the classical vaccines consisting of live attenuated or killed whole bacteria or viruses.

Keywords: vaccine development; recombinant; protein vaccine; surface display; live bacteria; viral vector; DNA vaccine; RNA vaccine


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Ståhl, Stefan, and Liljeqvist, Sissela(Apr 2001) Vaccines: Subunit. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0000490]