Compounds to enhance immune responses

The CSIC and two universities from Spain have synthesised new compounds to promote proliferation of natural killer T-cells, involved in immune responses.


Image: CSIC.These compounds are more versatile modulators of cytokine production and have longer life than alpha-galactosylceramide. They have potential as vaccine adjuvants and drugs for autoimmune diseases, infections or cancer. Pharmaceutical and biotechnological companies are sought to collaborate under a patent license.

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