Patent Number: 8,580,274

Title: Drug transporter, and adjuvant and vaccine each utilizing same

Abstract: An objective of the invention is to provide a drug delivery vehicle capable of allowing a vaccine or adjuvant to reach a target cell or tissue efficiently while being capable of improving the immunogenicity of the vaccine or capable of enhancing the immunostimulating effect of the adjuvant as well as a vaccine or adjuvant utilizing the same. Said drug delivery vehicle contains a multimeric protein having a coiled coil structure and a ligand molecule to a receptor of an immune cell.

Inventors: Arakawa; Takeshi (Okinawa, JP), Miyata; Takeshi (Okinawa, JP), Matsuzaki; Goro (Okinawa, JP), Tsuboi; Takafumi (Ehime, JP)

Assignee: University of the Ryukyus

International Classification: A61K 39/385 (20060101); A61K 39/00 (20060101); A61K 39/395 (20060101); C12P 21/08 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2022-11-12 0:00:00