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Synthetic peptide adjuvants for mucosally-administered vaccines

Provided herein are peptides that have activity as mast cell activating proteins (MCAP), as well as compositions, adjuvant compositions, vaccines, and pharmaceutical formulations that include the peptides. Also provided are methods of using the peptides, including methods for eliciting an immune response to an immunogen in a mammal upon administration.

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  • Staats, Herman
  • Abraham, Soman
  • Pizzo, Salvatore

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Duke University School of Medicine

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