Development of effective protein delivery system to mucosa-associated lymphoid tissues (MALT) with M cell-targeting technology

Tomonori Nochi, Hiroshi Kiyono

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Abstract

In mucosa-associated lymphoid tissues (MALT), such as Peyer's patches and nasopharynx-associated lymphoid tissues, all types of immunocyte including dendritic cells, T cells, B cells and others are present and form the mucosal immune network against invasion of luminal pathogenic bacteria or virus. M cells are known to be antigen-sampling cells located in the follicle-associated epithelium (FAE) of MALT and play an important role as gateway of mucosal epithelial barrier. In this review, we shed light on the recent progress of protein antigen delivery system to MALT with M cell-targeting technology for the creation of new generation of mucosal vaccine.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)529-533
Number of pages5
JournalDrug Delivery System
Volume23
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • M cells
  • mucosal immune system
  • mucosal vaccine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmaceutical Science

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