Increased pulmonary tumor necrosis factor alpha, interleukin-6 (IL-6), and IL-17A responses compensate for decreased gamma interferon production in anti-IL-12 autovaccine-treated, Mycobacterium bovis BCG-vaccinated mice36543

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Interleukin-12 (IL-12) and IL-23 (which share a p40 subunit) are pivotal cytokines in the generation of protective Th1/Th17-type immune responses upon infection with the intracellular pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The role of IL-12 and IL-23 in protection conferred by the tuberculosis vaccine Mycobacterium bovis bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) is, however, less well documented. By using an autovaccine approach, i.e., IL-12p70 cross-linked with ovalbumin and PADRE peptide formulated with the GSK proprietary adjuvant system AS02(V), we could specifically neutralize IL-12 while leaving t…

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