Enhancement of Antibody Titers against Newcastle Disease Virus in Vaccinated Chicks by Administration of Phyto V7
- *Corresponding Author:
- Gadi Borkow
Immune Nutrition Inc
Hameyasdim 44, Gibton 76910, Israel
E-mail: [email protected]unutr.com
Received date: August 12, 2013; Accepted date: September 23, 2013; Published date: September 26, 2013
Citation: Perelman D, Goldman WF, Borkow G (2013) Enhancement of Antibody Titers against Newcastle Disease Virus in Vaccinated Chicks by Administration of Phyto V7. J Vaccines Vaccin 4:203. doi: 10.4172/2157-7560.1000203
Copyright: © 2013 Perelman D, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Phyto V7is a complexof phytochemicals that has been found to stimulate the immune responses in AIDS patients and in Human Papilloma Virus infected individuals. Here we report the capacity of Phyto V7 to stimulate humoral immune response in chicks vaccinated against Newcastle Disease Virus. The mean antibody titers against Newcastle Disease Virus were >50% higher in chicks fed with Phyto V7 as compared to chicks fed with regular broiler feed (p<0.01). While the exact mechanism by which Phyto V7 affects the immune system needs to be elucidated, this study clearly supports the notion that Phyto V7 has immune-stimulatory properties. Further studies are needed to clearly establish if Phyto V7 administration can increase successful vaccination rates against Newcastle Disease Virus and other viruses in chicks and other animals.The capacity of Phyto V7 to enhance immune responses in humans to vaccines should be studied too.