Despite its success, conventional immunotherapy is saddled with a number of encumbrances. An allergenic vaccine that could reduce allergenicity, maintain immunogenicity, and be given in a few doses would have important therapeutic implications, as millions of patients with poorly controlled allergic rhinitis and asthma would be candidates for such a form of immunomodulation. This article addresses a specific adjuvant approach to immunotherapy in which highly active immunostimulatory phosphorothioate oligodeoxyribonucleotide moieties are linked to the principal allergenic moiety of a relevant aeroallergen.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Immunology and Allergy