Abstract

The present invention relates to a method of modulating an immune response to a T-cell or thymus independent antigen in a host (e.g., mammalian, including human), comprising administering to the host an effective amount of interleukin-12 (IL-12) and the T-cell independent antigen. In one embodiment, the present invention relates to a method of inducing an immune response to a TI antigen in a host (e.g., mammalian, including human), which comprises administering to the host an effective amount of interleukin-12 (IL-12) and the TI antigen. In another embodiment, the present invention relates to a method of enhancing an immune response against a TI antigen in a host, which comprises administering to the host an effective amount of IL-12 and the TI antigen. The methods of the present invention can be used, for example, to induce and or enhance a humoral immune response (IgG2a and/or IgG3 humoral immune response).

Document Type

Patent

Primary Class

424/85.2

Secondary Class

424/184.1; 424/190.1; 424/198.1; 514/2.6; 514/2.8; 514/54; 514/885

Application Number

09/035594

Filing Date

March 1998

Patent Number

US6303114

Assignee(s)

Medical College of Ohio

Publication Date

10-16-2001

Patent Country

US

Language

en_US

Institution

The University of Toledo

Repository

University of Toledo Libraries

Digital Publisher

Digital Initiatives

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