Abstract

The present invention relates to a method of inducing a Th1-like response against a pathogen in a neonatal host, which comprises administering to the neonatal host an effective amount of IL-12 and an antigen of the pathogen. Also encompassed by the present invention is a method of overcoming suppression of interferon-γ (IFN-γ) expression in a neonatal host due to exposure of the neonatal host to a pathogen or an antigen, which comprises administering to the neonatal host an effective amount of IL-12 and the antigen. The present invention also relates to a method of enhancing the cytokine expression against or in response to a pathogen in a neonatal host, which comprises administering to the neonatal host an effective amount of IL-12 and an antigen of the pathogen.

Document Type

Patent

Primary Class

424/85.2

Secondary Class

424/85.4; 424/184.1; 424/191.1; 424/204.1; 424/234.1; 424/264.1; 424/269.1; 530/350

Application Number

09/035593

Filing Date

March 1998

Patent Number

US5985264

Assignee(s)

Medical College of Ohio

Publication Date

11-16-1999

Patent Country

US

Language

en_US

Institution

The University of Toledo

Repository

University of Toledo Libraries

Digital Publisher

Digital Initiatives

Rights

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