Si-doping increases the adjuvant activity of hydroxyapatite nanorods

Xiupeng Wang*, Shu Ihara, Xia Li, Atsuo Ito, Yu Sogo, Yohei Watanabe, Noriko M. Tsuji, Atsushi Yamazaki


研究成果: Article査読

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Recombinant protein-based vaccines generally show limited immunogenicity and need adjuvants to achieve robust immune responses. Herein, to combine the excellent biocompatibility of hydroxyapatite (HA) and exciting adjuvant activity of silica, Si-doped HA nanorods with Si/P molar ratio from 0 to 0.65 were hydrothermally synthesized and evaluated as immunoadjuvants. Si-doping decreases the size and increases the BET surface area of the nanorods. Si-doping in HA nanorods increases the in vitro adjuvant activity, including CD11c + CD86 + expression and cytokine secretion of bone marrow derived dendritic cells (BMDCs). Moreover, Si-doping in HA increases the ex vivo adjuvant activity as shown by the increase in both Th1 and Th2 cytokines secretion. Si-doped HA nanorods are promising as a new immunoadjuvant.

ジャーナルColloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces
出版ステータスPublished - 2019 2月 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • バイオテクノロジー
  • 表面および界面
  • 物理化学および理論化学
  • コロイド化学および表面化学


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