adjuvant

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adjuvant

[′aj·ə·vənt]
(pharmacology)
A material that enhances the action of a drug or antigen.
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The immunostimulatory agents combined with PDT can be mainly divided into microbial vaccines, cytokines in inflammatory cascades such as complement activators, growth factors, hormones, and other exogenous immunoadjuvants such as glycated chitosan [33].
In the present study, a major constituent among group A soyasaponins in soybeans was isolated, and its in vitro cytotoxicity and immune modulatory effect as well as its in vivo immunoadjuvant activity were investigated.
Chitosans are well known for their hemostatic [18], fungistatic [18,24], antibacterial[18,22,25-31], antitumor [18], anticholesteremic [18], and immunoadjuvant [18] characteristics.
The use of a recombinant interleukin-1beta as an immunoadjuvant increases vaccination efficacy.
Immunoadjuvant activity of oral Lactobacillus casei: influence of dose on the secretory immune response and protective capacity in intestinal infections.
Immunomodulatory activity of Asparagus racemosus on systemic Th1/Th2 immunity: Implications for immunoadjuvant potential.
(21.) Perdigon G, Alvarez S and AP Holgado Immunoadjuvant activity of oral Lactobacillus casei: influence of dose on the secretory immune response and protective capacity in intestinal infections.
Liposomes as an immunoadjuvant system for stimulation of mucosal and systemic antibody responses against inactivated measles virus administered intranasally to mice.
The researchers wrote, "to our knowledge, AE37 is the first peptide-based cancer vaccine to show potency in the absence of an immunoadjuvant."
Although IL-1 can up-regulate host defenses and function as an immunoadjuvant, it is a highly proinflammatory cytokine.