Contraceptive Vaccine

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A still-hypothetical vaccine which would stimulate production of antibodies that would bind to and interrupt proteins involved in reproduction
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Of those horses returned to the wild, all of the mares were injected with an immunocontraceptive, Porcine Zona Pellucida (PZP), to reduce fertility.
Another immunocontraceptive that has been used with some success in wild horses is a vaccine for females that works against the zona pellucida, the coating around the egg.
Isolation of human single chain variable fragment antibodies against specific sperm antigens for immunocontraceptive development.
The potential of immunocontraceptive vaccines to control the population of pest animals and wildlife such as foxes, mice, rabbits, African elephants, and white-tailed deer has been investigated (4-6).
The agency recently announced it will also be working with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) on a pilot project to study using the immunocontraceptive Porcine Zona Pellucida (PZP)--a vaccine that causes female bears' antibodies to block sperm from binding to their eggs--as a non-lethal approach to manage the bear population.
Sperm antigens and their use in the development of an immunocontraceptive.
Effective immunocontraceptive vaccines will also be critically dependent on the design of the delivery systems.
Consider the results of a major immunocontraceptive study on Fire Island, New York, where 207 of about 300 does were treated.
The Company's non phentolamine-based product opportunities include two different chitosan-based vaccine adjuvants; zona pellucida and hCG immunocontraceptive vaccines; a therapy for the treatment of genital herpes; and two prostate therapeutic vaccines, one for hormone dependent and the other for hormone independent tumors.
Darting cats with an immunocontraceptive would be less invasive and much more practical with regard to logistics, expense and the ability to sterilize large numbers of cats," says Bruce G.
Differential extraction and enrichment of human sperm surface proteins in a proteome: identification of immunocontraceptive candidates.
An immunocontraceptive study took place on an isolated population of deer in New York between 1993 and 1998.