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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144206/c-jun-expression-in-lichen-planus-psoriasis-and-cutaneous-squamous-cell-carcinoma-an-immunohistochemical-study
#1
Asmaa Gaber Abdou, Alaa Hassan Marae, Mohammed Shoeib, Ghada Dawood, Enas Abouelfath
The AP-1 transcription factor complex is a key player in regulating inflammatory processes, cell proliferation, differentiation and cell transformation. The aim of the present study is to investigate C-Jun (one of AP-1complex) expression and its proliferative role in skin samples of lichen planus, psoriasis as common inflammatory skin diseases and squamous cell carcinoma using immunohistochemical method. The present study was carried out on skin biopsies of 15 psoriatic patients, 15 lichen planus patients, 15 SCC and 15 normal skin biopsies...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Immunoassay & Immunochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144198/development-of-novel-fluorescent-particles-applicable-for-phagocytosis-assays-with-human-macrophages
#2
Cecilia Sóñora, Paula Arbildi, Iris Miraballes-Martínez, Ana Hernández
Phagocytosis is a fundamental process for removal of pathogens and for clearance of apoptotic cells. The objective of this work was the preparation of fluorescent microspheres by a simple method and the evaluation of its applicability in phagocytosis assays by using different human derived cells, differentiated THP-1 cell line and blood monocytes, with flow cytometry measurements for functionality assays. Our results show that microparticles are efficiently internalized in a non-opsonized form and in dose dependent manner by both cellular types...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Immunoassay & Immunochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144197/evaluation-of-umelisa-%C3%A2-t4-neonatal-and-umelisa-%C3%A2-t4-using-polystyrene-plates-coated-with-anti-thyroxine-t4-monoclonal-antibodies
#3
Elisa M Castells, Ernesto C González, Pedro L Pérez, Lesley Del Río, Yileidis Tejeda, Yenitse Perea, Odalys Martín, Maryeris Espinosa, Jose A Rivero, Amarilys Frómeta
Congenital hypothyroidism is one of the most common preventable causes of mental retardation. The Center of Immunoassay has developed the UMELISA(®) T4 NEONATAL and UMELISA(®) T4 to determine neonatal T4 levels in dried blood and serum samples. Both reagent kits use the same polystyrene plates coated with anti- thyroxine (T4) polyclonal antibodies as solid phase. This work shows the re-standardization of the UMELISA(®) T4 NEONATAL and UMELISA(®) T4 using plates coated with anti-T4 monoclonal antibodies (T4Mabs)...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Immunoassay & Immunochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144195/extraction-purification-of-prostate-specific-antigen-psa-and-establishment-of-radioimmunoassay-system-as-a-diagnostic-tool-for-prostate-disorders
#4
Ahmed Sami Abu-Bakr El-Bayoumy, Akaber Tarek Hessien Keshta, Khaled Mohamed Sallam, Nahed Hassan Ebeid, Hatem Mohamed Elsheikh, Bsheer El-Sayed Bayoumy
This study aimed to provide an easy and effective method for extraction and purification of prostate specific antigen (PSA) from human seminal fluid with high quantity (14 mg) and high purity (98%). The obtained PSA was injected into rabbits for production of anti-PSA polyclonal antibody (titer 1/1000), labeled with radioactive iodine-125 for preparation of radioactive PSA tracer (purity 98 ± 1.8% and specific activity 64 ± 1.9 µCi/µg), and used in preparation of PSA standards. All prepared components can be used in PSA immunoassays specially radioimmunoassay (RIA) kit preparation as a diagnostic tool for prostatic diseases...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Immunoassay & Immunochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144192/seeding-of-the-mucosal-leukocytes-in-the-halt-and-trachea-of-white-leghorn-chickens
#5
M Krunkosky, M García, L G Beltran Garza, E Karpuzoglu-Belgin, J Levin, R J Williams, R M Gogal
Characterizing the immune cells of the head associated lymphoid tissues (HALT) and trachea during maturation in young birds is critical to understanding the immunological responses to avian respiratory diseases and vaccines. Selected mucosal leukocytes of the conjunctiva-associated lymphoid tissue (CALT), Harderian gland (HG), nasal associated lymphoid tissue (NALT) and trachea from 4, 6, 8 and 10-week-old chickens were enumerated and phenotyped. HG, NALT, and trachea cellularity increased as the birds aged with cell viability varying by tissue...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Immunoassay & Immunochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035165/development-of-highly-sensitive-cell-based-akt-kinase-elisa-for-monitoring-pi3k-beta-activity-and-compound-efficacy
#6
Mahesh Yanamandra, Labanyamoy Kole, Archana Giri, Sayan Mitra
Phosphatidylinositol-3 kinase (PI3K) pathway regulates multiple cellular functions involving cell survival, growth, motility proliferation, apoptosis, and adhesion. These are deregulated in various diseases such as cancer, atherosclerosis, and inflammation. PI3Ks phosphorylate phosphatidylinositol 4,5-biphosphate (PIP2) yielding phosphatidylinositol 3, 4, 5 triphosphate (PIP3) which in turn activate AKT kinase (serine/threonine kinase), the central enzyme in regulation of metabolic functions. Due to their implications in disease pathophysiology, PI3K/AKT inhibitors became attractive targets for pharmaceutical industries...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Immunoassay & Immunochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035157/evaluation-of-serum-levels-of-c3-and-c4-complement-factors-in-patients-with-beta-thalassemia-major-in-khuzestan-province-southwest-iran
#7
Mehri Ghafourian, Mehrnosh Esmaeili, Alireza Sadeghi, Ali Malekei Naseri, Nader Dashti-Gerdabi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Thalassemia syndrome is the most common genetic disorder in the world and infection is the second cause of death in these patients. Measurement of serum C3 and C4 complement factors in serum was done in 60 patients with beta-thalassemia major in comparison with 30 healthy subjects as control group. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The serum level of C3 and C4 complement factors in 60 patients with beta-thalassemia major who were randomly selected from among the patients referred to Shafa Hospital of Ahvaz was evaluated and compared with 30 samples from healthy individuals with no history of recent infectious or autoimmune diseases...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Immunoassay & Immunochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035147/isolation-production-and-characterization-of-a-new-single-chain-anti-idiotypic-antibody-against-benzo-a-pyrene
#8
K V Arnst, A E Studennikov, V A Ustinov, A N Glushkov
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons are chemical carcinogens which could induce the development of human cancers. Anti-idiotypic antibodies against benzo[a]pyrene are perspective for human cancer immunoprophylaxis and tumor immunodiagnostic. The purpose of this study was isolating of anti-idiotypic antibodies against benzo[a]pyrene from human lymphocytes naïve phage library. The anti-idiotypic antibody, named B5, was selected. Analysis of the nucleotide and amino acid sequences B5 showed no similarity to known protein databases antibodies...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Immunoassay & Immunochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035130/patterns-of-serologic-markers-of-hepatitis-b-virus-infection-and-the-risk-of-transmission-among-pregnant-women-in-southwestern-nigeria
#9
I M Ifeorah, A S Bakarey, M O Adewumi, T O C Faleye, A Akere, C E Omoruyi, A O Ogunwale, C C Uttah, M A Oketade, J A Adeniji
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a major health concern in developing countries that has a high morbidity and mortality rate. Vertical transmission of HBV from mother to child has been identified as a major factor leading to chronicity with attendant liver conditions, especially in poor socioeconomic settings. This study aims to evaluate the prevalence of serological HBV markers among pregnant women in Ibadan southwestern Nigeria and to determine the implications for perinatal HBV transmission. This study revealed the presence of varied HBV serological patterns of infection or immunity among pregnant women in Ibadan, Nigeria, and thus the risk of mother to child transmission...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Immunoassay & Immunochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854102/seroprevalence-of-hepatitis-b-and-delta-viruses-among-hiv-infected-population-attending-antiretroviral-clinic-in-selected-health-facilities-in-abuja-nigeria
#10
I M Ifeorah, A S Bakarey, J A Adeniji, F N Onyemelukwe
INTRODUCTION: Tri- infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), and hepatitis D virus (HDV) is rare. There is limited data on the seroprevalence of HIV/HBV/HDV tri-infection especially in Nigeria. The aim of this study was to determine the seroprevalences of HBsAg and HDV among HIV infected individuals attending Anti-retroviral (ARV) clinics in Abuja, Nigeria. METHODS: In this cohort study, blood samples were collected from 1102 (Male = 450; Female = 652) age ranged <20 to ≥51 years (Mean age = 34...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Immunoassay & Immunochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853996/effect-of-probiotic-strain-lactobacillus-acidophilus-lbkv-3-on-fecal-residual-lactase-activity-in-undernourished-children-below-10-year
#11
Sunil Tulshiram Hajare, Genene Bekele
Clinically proven Lactobacillus acidophilus strain LBKV-3 intended as probiotc for human was used to test its effect on fecal residual lactase activity in undernourished children below 10 years. The children were selected from malnutrition declared area of Maharashtra (India). One of the major causes of malnutrition is lactose intolerance which leads to diarrhea. The basic consideration in selecting the probiotic strain of Lactobacillus acidophilus-LBKV3 in this investigation was the fact that the organism is isolated from human vaginal surface swab and it was found extensively studied for probiotic characteristic...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Immunoassay & Immunochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699851/dynamics-of-cd4-cell-count-among-hiv-infected-individuals-in-lagos-nigeria
#12
Babatunde O Motayo, Babatunde A Olusola, Adedayo O Faneye, Solomon Aturaka, Olukunle Oluwasemowo, Joseph I Ogiogwa
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection leads to progressive loss of CD4 T cells. Antiretroviral therapy has been able to inhibit this process, resulting in significant level of immune recovery and function. Our aim is to investigate the dynamics of CD4 recovery among HIV patients in Lagos, Nigeria. A total of 213 HIV-positive individuals were enrolled between October 2007 and May 2008, and followed up for 9 months based on CD4 count. CD4 analysis was done by flow cytometry at enrollment and after every 3 months...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Immunoassay & Immunochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699839/validated-low-volume-immunoassay-for-the-reliable-determination-of-direct-renin-especially-valuable-for-pediatric-investigations
#13
J Schaefer, B B Burckhardt, J Tins, A Bartel, S Laeer
INTRODUCTION: The pharmacotherapy of pediatric patients suffering from heart failure is extrapolated from adults due to missing data in children. OBJECTIVES: Development and validation of a low-volume immunoassay for the reliable determination of renin. EXPERIMENTAL: The immunoassay was validated according to international guidelines. RESULTS: The assay allows the reliable determination of renin in 40 μL plasma within a calibration range of 4-128 pg/mL...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Immunoassay & Immunochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699830/cag-pathogenicity-island-dependent-up-regulation-of-matrix-metalloproteinase-7-in-infected-patients-with-helicobacter-pylori
#14
Marzieh Sadeghiani, Nader Bagheri, Heshmat Shahi, Somayeh Reiisi, Ghorbanali Rahimian, Reza Rashidi, Majid Mahsa, Mohammedhadi Shafigh, Elaheh Salimi, Mahmoud Rafieian-Kopaei, Morteza Hashemzadeh-Chaleshtori, Hedayatollah Shirzad
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection has been involved in the pathogenesis of most important gastroduodenal diseases. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are a family of secreted, zinc-dependent enzymes collectively capable of degradation of extracellular matrix (ECM) and key player in various inflammatory diseases. Therefore, we examined MMP-7 mRNA levels in the gastric mucosa of patients with H. pylori infection and evaluated the effects of virulence factors, such as vacA (vacuolating cytotoxin A) and cagA (cytotoxin-associated gene) in H...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Immunoassay & Immunochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692338/evaluation-of-a-novel-point-of-care-test-for-the-rapid-semi-quantitative-detection-of-allergen-specific-immunoglobulin-e
#15
René Rübenhagen, Marc Dangers
BACKGROUND: Allergen-specific IgE levels in human sera support the diagnosis of allergies. However, commonly used laboratory tests are time consuming. The new point-of-care test FastCheckPOC 20 (FCP20) allows the simultaneous and semi-quantitative evaluation of IgE antibodies for 20 aeroallergens and food allergens. METHODS: Two hundred patients with allergic symptoms were included in a multicenter performance evaluation using both whole blood and plasma or serum samples...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Immunoassay & Immunochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686108/the-role-of-human-urotensin-ii-in-patients-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
#16
Saman Jumaah, Abuzer Çelekli, Murat Sucu
OBJECTIVE: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a genetic condition with the hallmark feature of left ventricular hypertrophy. Human Urotensin-II (hUT-II) is regarded as a cardiovascular autacoid/hormone, and it has cardiac inotropic and hypertrophic properties. Aims of this study were to elucidate the clinical significance of serum hUT-II levels as a potential new biomarker in patients with HCM. METHODS: This study included 40 HCM patients (60% males and 40% females) and were compared to 30 healthy control subjects (47% males and 53% females...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Immunoassay & Immunochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679076/development-of-a-tree-shrew-specific-interferon-gamma-assay
#17
Xuemei Zhang, Jingwen Xu, Zhongxiang Wu, Wenbing Zhu, Shaozhong Dong
Tree shrews (Tupaia belangeri) are small squirrel-like mammals closely related to primates. Due to their susceptibility to several human viruses, tree shrews have been proposed as potential animal models for the study of human viral infections. However, there are no standardized assays currently available for the detection of tree shrew-specific interferon (IFN)-γ, a major cytokine secreted during the antiviral immune response. Herein, we developed a novel enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for the quantification of IFN-γ in tree shrew serum samples...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Immunoassay & Immunochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679075/first-report-of-immunohistochemical-detection-of-peste-des-petit-ruminants-parainfluenza-3-and-respiratory-syncytial-viral-antigens-in-lungs-of-nigerian-goats
#18
Theophilus Aghogho Jarikre, Benjamin Obukowho Emikpe
This study determined the of involvement of PPR, PI3, and RS viruses in the pathology of caprine pneumonia across Nigeria. 150 goats were selected randomly. PI3 and RSV monoclonal antibodies and PPR polyclonal antibody were used for the immunolocalization of the antigens. Histologically, 61 of the goats had broncho-interstitial pneumonia, 25 had interstitial pneumonia, 42 had bronchopneumonia, 12 had bronchiolitis, and 10 were normal. PPR, PI3, and RS viral antigens were demonstrated in: intact and desquamated bronchial, bronchiolar epithelial cells, macrophages, leukocytes, pneumocytes, and giant cells...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Immunoassay & Immunochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640738/evaluation-of-the-effect-and-mechanism-of-action-of-local-phenytoin-in-treatment-of-vitiligo
#19
Asmaa Gaber Abdou, Mohammed Abdelwahed Gaber, Nada Farag Elnaidany, Ayat Elnagar
There are many theories explaining vitiligo such as genetic, autoimmune, neural, free radicals, biochemical, intrinsic defect, melanocytorrhagy, and convergent theories. Phenytoin is a widely used anticonvulsant, which is used in cutaneous medicine for treatment of ulcers and epidermolysis bullosa. The aim of this study is to assess the effectiveness of topical phenytoin gel in the treatment of vitiligo patients and explaining the underlying mechanism using immunohistochemistry for evaluation of HMB45, CD4, and CD8...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Immunoassay & Immunochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617178/concentrations-of-pneumococcal-iga-and-igm-are-compromised-in-some-individuals-with-antibody-deficiencies
#20
Ainara Echeverría de Carlos, Ricardo Gómez de la Torre, Enrique García Carus, Luis Caminal Montero, Jose Bernardino Díaz López, Hector Suárez Casado, Luis Molinos Matin, Lourdes Tricas Aizpún, Stephen Harding, Antony R Parker
The response to pneumococcal vaccination is assessed by measurement of antigen specific IgG only and is compromised in a number of antibody deficiencies. We measured the concentrations of Pneumococcal IgA and IgM in individuals with both normal and abnormal pneumococcal capsular polysaccharide (PCP) IgG concentrations. A higher number of individuals had abnormal pre-vaccination IgA and IgM concentrations below the lower limit of the normal range compared to the control group. Post vaccination a lower number of individuals had IgA and IgM concentrations below the upper limit of the normal range compared to the control group...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Immunoassay & Immunochemistry
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