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NCI Drug Dictionary


bivalent HPV16/18 therapeutic cervical cancer vaccine 
A bivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) therapeutic vaccine containing recombinant inactivated adenylate cyclase (CyaA) from Bordetella pertussis carrying a sequence encoding the E7 antigen of both HPV16 and 18, with potential immunostimulatory and antiviral properties. Upon administration of bivalent HPV16/18 therapeutic cervical cancer vaccine, the expressed proteins may activate cell-mediated immunity and induce both cytotoxic CD8+ T cells and CD4+ helper T cells against the target antigens HPV16-E7 and HPV18-E7, which leads to HPV viral clearance. Adenylate cyclase is a virulence factor of Bordetella pertussis. Its ability to bind to CD11b-expressing dendritic cells and deliver antigens directly to the cytosol allows the activation and induction of T-cell immunity. CyaA may also induce a B cell response. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Foreign brand name:ProCervix