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  • Posted: 06/02/2006
  • Reviewed: 09/01/2006

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Virus-Like Particles

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The virus-like particles in the HPV vaccine, like the real human papillomavirus, have the same outer L1 protein coat, but they have no genetic material inside. This structure enables the vaccine to induce a strong protective immune response.

Virus-Like Particles