VEGETAL ADJUVANTS: WHERE TO?

Marina Spînu

Abstract


Adjuvant research is a rapidly progressing field, reflecting the increased rate of identifying new compounds with stimulating activities and meantime, a better perception of the immune mechanisms, possibly due to the progress in immunobiology. A risk/benefit analysis in using novel adjuvants should include the severeness and prevalence of the disease that needs prevention. The use of standardized methods enhances an evaluation of adjuvant safety. Vegetal extractions from various sources are more and more often used, showing favorable influence in diminishing the negative impact of numerous agents or in increasing the non-specific or specific resistance of the body to infections. Their use as adjuvants remains a still open question for research.

Keywords


vegetal extractions, adjuvants, immune response

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15835/buasvmcn-vm:63:1-2:2523




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