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      Nanoparticle Vaccines Against Infectious Diseases

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          Due to emergence of new variants of pathogenic micro-organisms the treatment and immunization of infectious diseases have become a great challenge in the past few years. In the context of vaccine development remarkable efforts have been made to develop new vaccines and also to improve the efficacy of existing vaccines against specific diseases. To date, some vaccines are developed from protein subunits or killed pathogens, whilst several vaccines are based on live-attenuated organisms, which carry the risk of regaining their pathogenicity under certain immunocompromised conditions. To avoid this, the development of risk-free effective vaccines in conjunction with adequate delivery systems are considered as an imperative need to obtain desired humoral and cell-mediated immunity against infectious diseases. In the last several years, the use of nanoparticle-based vaccines has received a great attention to improve vaccine efficacy, immunization strategies, and targeted delivery to achieve desired immune responses at the cellular level. To improve vaccine efficacy, these nanocarriers should protect the antigens from premature proteolytic degradation, facilitate antigen uptake and processing by antigen presenting cells, control release, and should be safe for human use. Nanocarriers composed of lipids, proteins, metals or polymers have already been used to attain some of these attributes. In this context, several physico-chemical properties of nanoparticles play an important role in the determination of vaccine efficacy. This review article focuses on the applications of nanocarrier-based vaccine formulations and the strategies used for the functionalization of nanoparticles to accomplish efficient delivery of vaccines in order to induce desired host immunity against infectious diseases.

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                1School of Biotechnology, KIIT University , Bhubaneswar, India
                2Institute of Cytology of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) , St. Petersburg, Russia
                3Klinikum Rechts der Isar, Technical University of Munich , Munich, Germany
                4First Pavlov State Medical University of St.Petersburg , St. Petersburg, Russia
                5Discipline of Biosciences and Biomedical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Indore , Indore, India
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                Edited by: Nahid Ali, Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, India

                Reviewed by: Randy A. Albrecht, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, United States; Michael Schotsaert, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, United States; Katie Louise Flanagan, RMIT University, Australia

                *Correspondence: Avinash Sonawane asonawane@

                This article was submitted to Vaccines and Molecular Therapeutics, a section of the journal Frontiers in Immunology

                Front Immunol
                Front Immunol
                Front. Immunol.
                Frontiers in Immunology
                Frontiers Media S.A.
                04 October 2018
                : 9
                Copyright © 2018 Pati, Shevtsov and Sonawane.

                This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

                Figures: 2, Tables: 1, Equations: 0, References: 228, Pages: 16, Words: 14090
                Funded by: Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Ministry of Science and Technology 10.13039/501100001408
                Award ID: SR/NM/NS-1159/2016
                Funded by: Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung 10.13039/100005156


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