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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803843/high-throughput-screening-of-hybridoma-supernatants-using-multiplexed-fluorescent-cell-barcoding-on-live-cells
#1
Mei Lu, Brian M Chan, Peter W Schow, Wesley S Chang, Chadwick T King
With current available assay formats using either immobilized protein (ELISA, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) or immunostaining of fixed cells for primary monoclonal antibody (mAb) screening, researchers often fail to identify and characterize antibodies that recognize the native conformation of cell-surface antigens. Therefore, screening using live cells has become an integral and important step contributing to the successful identification of therapeutic antibody candidates. Thus the need for developing high-throughput screening (HTS) technologies using live cells has become a major priority for therapeutic mAb discovery and development...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802832/retroviral-gene-transfer-into-primary-human-nk-cells-activated-by-il-2-and-k562-feeder-cells-expressing-membrane-bound-il-21
#2
Maria A Streltsova, Eugene Barsov, Sofia A Erokhina, Elena I Kovalenko
Natural killer (NK) cells are capable of rapidly recognizing and efficiently killing tumor cells. This makes them a potentially promising agent for cancer immunotherapy. Additional genetic modifications of NK cells may further improve their anti-tumor efficacy. Numerous technical challenges associated with gene delivery into NK cells have significantly tempered this approach. We achieved efficient retroviral vector transduction of primary human NK cells that were stimulated by a combination of IL-2 and engineered K562 cells expressing membrane-bound IL-21...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789924/constitutive-interaction-between-4-1bb-and-4-1bbl-on-murine-lps-activated-bone-marrow-dendritic-cells-masks-detection-of-4-1bbl-by-tks-1-but-not-19h3-antibody
#3
Achire N Mbanwi, Gloria H Y Lin, Kuan Chung Wang, Tania H Watts
4-1BB is a TNFR family member associated with NF-κB mediated survival signaling. 4-1BB is widely expressed on activated cells of the immune system, including activated T cells, NK cells and dendritic cells. Its ligand, 4-1BBL, is transiently expressed on activated antigen presenting cells and at low levels on activated T cells. Although 4-1BBL-deficient mice clearly demonstrate a role for 4-1BBL in CD8 T cell responses to viruses such as influenza, 4-1BBL can be difficult to detect following infection of mice...
August 5, 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782523/monitoring-native-hla-i-trimer-specific-antibodies-in-luminex-multiplex-single-antigen-bead-assay-evaluation-of-beadsets-from-different-manufacturers
#4
Mepur H Ravindranath, Vadim Jucaud, Soldano Ferrone
Luminex single antigen bead (SAB) assay utilizes beadsets coated with a set of cloned and purified HLA molecules, for monitoring serum anti-HLA antibodies. Particularly, the level of serum IgG against native HLA-I trimers (heavy chain (HC) and β2-microglobulin (β2m) with a peptide), expressed in allograft tissues is correlated with graft failure. In addition to native trimeric HLAI, the beadsets may carry HC only or the dimeric variants, peptide-free HC with β2m and β2m-free HC with or without peptides...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780040/long-term-direct-visualization-of-passively-transferred-fluorophore-conjugated-antibodies
#5
Jeffrey R Schneider, Ann M Carias, Arangaserry R Bastian, Gianguido C Cianci, Patrick F Kiser, Ronald S Veazey, Thomas J Hope
The use of therapeutic antibodies, delivered by intravenous (IV) instillation, is a rapidly expanding area of biomedical treatment for a variety of conditions. However, little is known about how the antibodies are anatomically distributed following infusion and the underlying mechanism mediating therapeutic antibody distribution to specific anatomical sites remains to be elucidated. Current efforts utilize low resolution and sensitivity methods such as ELISA and indirect labeling imaging techniques, which often leads to high background and difficulty in assessing biodistribution...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760671/application-of-phospho-cytof-to-characterize-immune-activation-in-patients-with-sickle-cell-disease-in-an-ex-vivo-model-of-thrombosis
#6
Jeffrey Glassberg, Adeeb H Rahman, Mohammad Zafar, Caroline Cromwell, Alexa Punzalan, Juan Jose Badimon, Louis Aledort
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a genetic disease caused by mutations in the beta globin gene, and inflammation plays a key role in driving many aspects of disease pathology. Early immune activation is believed to be associated with hemodynamic stresses and thrombus formation as cells traffic through blood vessels. We applied an extracorporeal perfusion system to model these effects ex vivo, and combined this with a phospho-CyTOF workflow to comprehensively evaluate single-cell signatures of early activation across all major circulating immune subsets...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760670/standardization-of-8-color-flow-cytometry-across-different-flow-cytometer-instruments-a-feasibility-study-in-clinical-laboratories-in-switzerland
#7
Glier Hana, Heijnen Ingmar, Hauwel Mathieu, Dirks Jan, Quarroz Stéphane, Lehmann Thomas, Rovo Alicia, Arn Kornelius, Matthes Thomas, Hogan Cassandra, Keller Peter, Dudkiewicz Ewa, Stüssi Georg, Fernandez Paula
The EuroFlow Consortium developed a fully standardized flow cytometric approach from instrument settings, through antibody panel, reagents and sample preparation protocols, to data acquisition and analysis. The Swiss Cytometry Society (SCS) promoted a study to evaluate the feasibility of using such standardized measurements of 8-color data across two different flow cytometry platforms - Becton Dickinson (BD) FACSCanto II and Beckman Coulter (BC) Navios, aiming at increasing reproducibility and inter-laboratory comparability of immunophenotypic data in clinical laboratories in Switzerland...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760669/an-immunoproteomic-approach-revealed-antigenic-proteins-enhancing-serodiagnosis-performance-of-bird-fancier-s-lung
#8
Adeline Rouzet, Gabriel Reboux, Jean-Charles Dalphin, Anne Gondouin, Paul De Vuyst, Thierry Balliau, Laurence Millon, Benoit Valot, Sandrine Roussel
BACKGROUND: Bird fancier's lung (BFL) caused by repeated inhalation of avian proteins is the most common form of hypersensitivity pneumonitis. However, the exact identification of proteins involved is unknown, and serological test use for diagnosis need to be standardized. The objectives of this study were (i) to identify antigenic proteins from pigeon droppings (ii) to provide information about their location in avian matrices and (iii) to produce them in recombinant proteins to evaluate their diagnostic performances...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757372/magnetic-bead-based-assays-for-complement-component-c5
#9
Richard G DiScipio, Ingrid U Schraufstatter
Two novel magnetic agarose bead based assays have been developed to measure complement component C5 interaction with C3b and the Factor I Modules (FIMs) of C7. One innovation was to couple C3b onto the magnetic agarose bead using the alternative pathway C3 convertase, which resulted in a linkage of the ligand by a covalent ester bond. A second innovation was to employ nickel ion charged N,N,N'-tris(carboxymethyl)ethylene-diamine-magnetic agarose to capture recombinantly prepared C7 FIMs that were expressed with an oligo-histidine linker followed by an acidic domain that provided a spacer enabling the C7 modules exposure to C5...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756139/a-universal-phage-display-system-for-the-seamless-construction-of-fab-libraries
#10
Renae S Nelson, Philippe Valadon
The construction of Fab phage libraries requires the cloning of domains from both the light and the heavy chain of antibodies. Despite the advent of powerful strategies such as splicing-by-overlap extension PCR, obtaining high quality libraries with excellent coverage remains challenging. Here, we explored the use of type IIS restriction enzymes for the seamless cloning of Fab libraries. We analyzed human, murine and rabbit germline antibody repertoires and identified combinations of restriction enzymes that exhibit very few or no recognition sites in the antibody sequences...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750871/a-multiplex-assay-for-detection-of-shiv-plasma-and-mucosal-igg-and-iga
#11
Ivana K Parker, Krystin Ambrose Price, Tyana Singletary, Priya Srinivasan, James Smith, Kelly A Curtis
Evaluating antibody maturation provides valuable data to characterize immune responses to HIV infection and can provide insight into biomedical intervention efficacy. It is important to develop assays that evaluate antibody maturation in both plasma and mucosal compartments. The nonhuman primate model provides a controlled system to collect temporal data that are integral to assessing intervention strategies. We report the development of a novel multiplex assay, based on the Bio-Plex platform, to evaluate plasma and mucosal IgG and IgA avidity and maturation against simian/human immunodeficiency virus (SHIV) in this controlled system...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735760/first-characterization-of-immunogenic-conjugates-of-vi-negative-salmonella-typhi-o-specific-polysaccharides-with-repa-protein-for-vaccine-development
#12
M Salman, F St Michael, A Ali, A Jabbar, C Cairns, A C Hayes, M Rahman, M Iqbal, A Haque, A D Cox
Efficacious typhoid vaccines for young children will significantly reduce the disease burden in developing world. The Vi polysaccharide based conjugate vaccines (Vi-rEPA) against Salmonella Typhi Vi positive strains has shown high efficacy but may be ineffective against Vi negative S. Typhi. In this study, for the first time, we report the synthesis and evaluation of polysaccharide-protein conjugates of Vi negative S. Typhi as potential vaccine candidates. Four different conjugates were synthesized using recombinant exoprotein A of Pseudomonas aeruginosa (rEPA) and human serum albumin (HSA) as the carrier proteins, using either direct reductive amination or an intermediate linker molecule, adipic acid dihydrazide (ADH)...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733216/sldassay-a-software-package-and-web-tool-for-analyzing-limiting-dilution-assays
#13
Ilana M Trumble, Andrew G Allmon, Nancy M Archin, Joseph Rigdon, Owen Francis, Pedro L Baldoni, Michael G Hudgens
Serial limiting dilution (SLD) assays are used in many areas of infectious disease related research. This paper presents SLDAssay, a free and publicly available R software package and web tool for analyzing data from SLD assays. SLDAssay computes the maximum likelihood estimate (MLE) for the concentration of target cells, with corresponding exact and asymptotic confidence intervals. Exact and asymptotic goodness of fit p-values, and a bias-corrected (BC) MLE are also provided. No other publicly available software currently implements the BC MLE or the exact methods...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733215/development-of-nanoluc-bridging-immunoassay-for-detection-of-anti-drug-antibodies
#14
Nidhi Nath, Rod Flemming, Becky Godat, Marjeta Urh
Anti-drug antibodies (ADAs) are generated in-vivo as an immune response to therapeutic antibody drugs and can significantly affect the efficacy and safety of the drugs. Hence, detection of ADAs is recommended by regulatory agencies during drug development process. A widely accepted method for measuring ADAs is "bridging" immunoassay and is frequently performed using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) or electrochemiluminescence (ECL) platform developed by Meso Scale Discovery (MSD). ELISA is preferable due to widely available reagents and instruments and broad familiarity with the technology; however, MSD platform has gained wide acceptability due to a simpler workflow, higher sensitivity, and a broad dynamic range but requires proprietary reagents and instruments...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733214/strategies-to-improve-the-efficiency-of-celiac-disease-diagnosis-in-the-laboratory
#15
Delia Almeida González, Laura García de Armas, Itahisa Marcelino Rodríguez, Ana Arencibia Almeida, Miriam García García, Fadoua Gannar, Antonio Cabrera de León
The demand for testing to detect celiac disease (CD) autoantibodies has increased, together with the cost per case diagnosed, resulting in the adoption of measures to restrict laboratory testing. We designed this study to determine whether opportunistic screening to detect CD-associated autoantibodies had advantages compared to efforts to restrict testing, and to identify the most cost-effective diagnostic strategy. We compared a group of 1678 patients in which autoantibody testing was restricted to cases in which the test referral was considered appropriate (G1) to a group of 2140 patients in which test referrals were not reviewed or restricted (G2)...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713008/determining-myeloperoxidase-activity-and-protein-concentration-in-a-single-assay-utility-in-biomarker-and-therapeutic-studies
#16
Muir Russell, Nina Prokoph, Neil Henderson, Susanna Eketjäll, Clare A Balendran, Erik Michaëlsson, Mark Fidock, Glen Hughes
Myeloperoxidase (MPO) is predominantly expressed by neutrophils and is an important enzyme used by the immune system for the neutralisation of bacteria and other microorganisms. The strong oxidative activity of MPO has been linked to pro-inflammatory responses in surrounding cells and tissues with implication in the pathophysiology of cardiovascular, neuroscience and inflammatory diseases. This broad disease association has made MPO an attractive biomarker and therapeutic target. Here we describe the construction and validation of a single combined MPO activity and protein concentration assay using commercially available reagents...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697990/avian-antibodies-igy-against-trypanosoma-cruzi-purification-and-characterization-studies
#17
Thirssa H Grando, Matheus D Baldissera, Mariângela F de Sá, Guilherme do Carmo, Bianca Carolina Z Porto, Gisele S V Aguirre, Maria Isabel de Azevedo, Francielli P K de Jesus, Janio M Santurio, Michele R Sagrillo, Lenita Moura Stefani, Silvia Gonzalez Monteiro
Trypanosoma cruzi is a flagellated protozoan belonging to the Trypanosomatidae family, the etiologic agent of Chagas disease. Currently, there is neither a licensed vaccine nor effective treatment, characterizing an unmet clinical need. The IgY refers to the egg yolk immunoglobulin (Y=yolk) and its production and use are subjects of many studies due to the diversity of its diagnostic and therapeutic applications. Several researchers have shown that the use of specific IgY may prevent and/or control infectious and parasitic diseases...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689695/enhanced-sensitivity-in-detection-of-antiviral-antibody-responses-using-biotinylation-of-foot-and-mouth-disease-virus-fmdv-capsids
#18
Mary Kenney, Ryan A Waters, Elizabeth Rieder, Juan Pega, Mariano Perez-Filguera, William T Golde
Analysis of the immune response to infection of livestock by foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) is most often reported as the serum antibody response to the virus. While measurement of neutralizing antibody has been sensitive and specific, measurements of the quality of the antibody response are less robust. Determining the immunoglobulin (Ig) isotype of the serum antibody response provides a deeper understanding of the biology of the response and more sensitive methods for these assays will facilitate analyses of B cell mediated immunity...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673787/optimized-incubation-regime-for-nitric-oxide-measurements-in-murine-macrophages-using-the-griess-assay
#19
Lisa Schmölz, Maria Wallert, Stefan Lorkowski
The Griess assay is used to measure nitric oxide concentrations in liquid solutions after reaction into nitrite. The assay is challenging when applied to cell culture supernatants. During optimization, we focused on the anti-inflammatory potential of test compounds in murine RAW264.7 macrophages. This led to (i) the required inductivity of cells by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and allowed (ii) the characterization of putative anti-inflammatory test compounds with high sensitivity. The modifications reported here prominently improved resolution and efficiency of the widely used Griess assay and are of broad interest for studies on the pharmacological modulation of macrophages activation...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652011/development-and-evaluation-of-polyclonal-antisera-for-detection-of-the-igm-heavy-chain-of-multiple-fish-species
#20
Walissara Jirapongpairoj, Ikuo Hirono, Hidehiro Kondo
Antibodies are widely considered to be essential tools for detection of immune responses in various fish species. Here we produced the peptide polyclonal antisera (anti-fish IgH-1 and anti-fish IgH-2) to detect IgM of various fish species. The peptides were designed based on the conserved sequence of the fish immunoglobulin heavy chains of seven fish species (Japanese flounder, seabream, yellowtail, carp, rainbow trout, hybrid sturgeon and banded houndshark). By Western blotting, anti-fish IgH-1 antiserum detected the IgMs of all fish species except banded houndshark...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
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