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While DNA vaccination using plasmid vectors is highly attractive, there is a need for further vector optimization regarding safety, stability, and efficiency. In this commentary, we review the minicircle vector (MC), which is an entity devoid of plasmid bacterial sequences, as an alternative to the traditional plasmid construct. The commentary highlights the recent discovery by Stenler et al. (2014) that the small size of an MC enables improved resistance to the shearing forces associated with e.g. pneumatic delivery methods. This observation may have implications for the regulatory agencies’ requirement of plasmid integrity and quality.

Original publication

DOI

10.4161/hv.28077

Type

Journal article

Journal

Human Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics

Publisher

Taylor & Francis: STM, Behavioural Science and Public Health Titles

Publication Date

19/02/2014

Pages

1306 - 1308

Keywords

DNA vaccination, non-viral gene therapy, pneumatic delivery, supercoil, topoisoforms, vaccine, vector safety