Microwave-Assisted Synthesis and Immunological Evaluation of Self-Assembling Peptide Vaccines
Self-assembling peptides spontaneously associate into functional supramolecular scaffolds, which have found numerous biomedical applications. These molecular assemblies have applications in nerve regeneration, wound healing, and both prophylactic and therapeutic vaccination. They can also be useful tools for proliferation assays, sustained culture of difficult cell lines, or activation of cell lines for immunoassays. This protocol will describe the basic peptide synthesis and purification of model self-assembling peptide immunogen and methods for vaccinating mice, collecting lymph nodes, and stimulating cells ex vivo.
Key wordsSelf-assembling peptides Vaccine Nanofiber