Peptide vaccine

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A peptide vaccine is any peptide which serves to immunize an organism against a pathogen. Peptide vaccine are often synthetic and mimic naturally occurring proteins from pathogens.[1] In addition to infectious pathogens, peptide vaccines can be utilized as therapeutic cancer vaccines, where peptides from tumor associated antigens are used to induce effective anti-tumor T cell response. Synthetic long peptides (SLP) have shown promising successful results. [2]


  1. ^ "Synthetic peptide vaccines". World Health Organization. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  2. ^ Melief, Cornelis J.M.; van der Burg, Sjoerd H. (May 2008). "Immunotherapy of established (pre)malignant disease by synthetic long peptide vaccines". Nature Reviews Cancer. 8 (5): 351–360. doi:10.1038/nrc2373. ISSN 1474-175X. PMID 18418403.