Editor-in-Chief Hatice Kübra Elçioğlu Vice Editors Levent Kabasakal Esra Tatar Online ISSN 2630-6344 Publisher Marmara University Frequency Bimonthly (Six issues / year) Abbreviation J.Res.Pharm. Former Name Marmara Pharmaceutical Journal
Journal of Research in Pharmacy 2021 , Vol 25 , Issue 6
Dendritic cell-based COVID-19 vaccines: A mini review
Dewi PERTIWI1,Ihsanul HAFIZ2,Didi Nurhadi ILLIAN3
1Department of Pharmaceutical Biology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan 20155, Indonesia
2Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmacy and Health, Institut Kesehatan Helvetia, Medan 20124, Indonesia
3Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Universitas Syiah Kuala, Banda Aceh 23111, Indonesia
DOI : 10.29228/jrp.78 Immunotherapy is the latest approach that could offer potential treatments to help fight the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19). This approach can be achieved by several strategies, including dendritic cell-based vaccine therapy. The method of using dendritic cells aims to build a person's immunity against the SARS-CoV-2 virus (the virus that causes COVID-19). In theory, this vaccine works by taking dendritic cells from a person. These cells are then introduced to the antigen of the SARS-COV-2 virus in the laboratory, then injected back into the body in the hope that the dendritic cells that have recognized the virus will trigger an immune response. Several clinical trials are being conducted using the dendritic cell-based vaccine therapy, one of the vaccine candidates known to use a dendritic cell platform developed in Indonesia. The WHO-registered dendritic cell-based COVID-19 vaccine from Indonesia was carried out by AIVITA Biomedical, the Health Research and Development Agency, and the Indonesian Ministry of Health. This article discussed how approved vaccines can trigger innate immunity to enhance long-lasting immunological memory and consider future implications for protecting populations with this vaccine. Keywords : COVID-19; dendritic cell; efficacy; safety; SARS-CoV-2; vaccine
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