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Arras, Margarete; Glauser, Daniel L; Jirkof, Paulin; Rettich, Andreas; Schade, Benjamin; Cinelli, Paolo; Pinschewer, Daniel D; Ackermann, Mathias (2012). Multiparameter telemetry as a sensitive screening method to detect vaccine reactogenicity in mice. PLoS ONE, 7(1):e29726.

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Abstract

Refined vaccines and adjuvants are urgently needed to advance immunization against global infectious challenges such as HIV, hepatitis C, tuberculosis and malaria. Large-scale screening efforts are ongoing to identify adjuvants with improved efficacy profiles. Reactogenicity often represents a major hurdle to the clinical use of new substances. Yet, irrespective of its importance, this parameter has remained difficult to screen for, owing to a lack of sensitive small animal models with a capacity for high throughput testing. Here we report that continuous telemetric measurements of heart rate, heart rate variability, body core temperature and locomotor activity in laboratory mice readily unmasked systemic side-effects of vaccination, which went undetected by conventional observational assessment and clinical scoring. Even minor aberrations in homeostasis were readily detected, ranging from sympathetic activation over transient pyrogenic effects to reduced physical activity and apathy. Results in real-time combined with the potential of scalability and partial automation in the industrial context suggest multiparameter telemetry in laboratory mice as a first-line screen for vaccine reactogenicity. This may accelerate vaccine discovery in general and may further the success of vaccines in combating infectious disease and cancer.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Institute of Veterinary Pathology
05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Institute of Laboratory Animal Science
04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Laboratory Animal Science

05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Institute of Virology
DDC:570 Life sciences; biology
610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2012
Deposited On:27 Apr 2012 06:38
Last Modified:19 Dec 2013 12:53
Publisher:Public Library of Science
ISSN:1932-6203
Publisher DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0029726
PubMed ID:22276127

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