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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081174/definition-of-human-epitopes-recognized-in-tetanus-toxoid-and-development-of-an-assay-strategy-to-detect-ex-vivo-tetanus-cd4-t-cell-responses
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Ricardo da Silva Antunes, Sinu Paul, John Sidney, Daniela Weiskopf, Jennifer M Dan, Elizabeth Phillips, Simon Mallal, Shane Crotty, Alessandro Sette, Cecilia S Lindestam Arlehamn
Despite widespread uses of tetanus toxoid (TT) as a vaccine, model antigen and protein carrier, TT epitopes have been poorly characterized. Herein we defined the human CD4+ T cell epitope repertoire by reevaluation of previously described epitopes and evaluation of those derived from prediction of HLA Class II binding. Forty-seven epitopes were identified following in vitro TT stimulation, with 28 epitopes accounting for 90% of the total response. Despite this diverse range of epitopes, individual responses were associated with only a few immunodominant epitopes, with each donor responding on average to 3 epitopes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079888/antiphospholipid-antibodies-enhance-rat-neonatal-cardiomyocyte-apoptosis-in-an-in-vitro-hypoxia-reoxygenation-injury-model-via-p38-mapk
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Lauren T Bourke, Thomas McDonnell, James McCormick, Charis Pericleous, Vera M Ripoll, Ian Giles, Anisur Rahman, Anastasis Stephanou, Yiannis Ioannou
A significant amount of myocardial damage during a myocardial infarction (MI) occurs during the reperfusion stage, termed ischaemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury, and accounts for up to 50% of total infarcted tissue post-MI. During the reperfusion phase, a complex interplay of multiple pathways and mechanisms is activated, which ultimately leads to cell death, primarily through apoptosis. There is some evidence from a lupus mouse model that lupus IgG, specifically the antiphospholipid (aPL) antibody subset, is pathogenic in mesenteric I/R injury...
January 12, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079473/protective-immunity-against-influenza-in-hla-a2-transgenic-mice-by-modified-vaccinia-virus-ankara-vectored-vaccines-containing-internal-influenza-proteins
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Giuseppina Di Mario, Ester Sciaraffia, Marzia Facchini, Francesco Gubinelli, Elisa Soprana, Maddalena Panigada, Valentina Bernasconi, Bruno Garulli, Antonio Siccardi, Isabella Donatelli, Maria R Castrucci
BACKGROUND: The emergence of novel strains of influenza A viruses with hemagglutinins (HAs) that are antigenically distinct from those circulating in humans, and thus have pandemic potential, pose concerns and call for the development of more broadly protective influenza vaccines. In the present study, modified vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA) encoding internal influenza antigens were evaluated for their immunogenicity and ability to protect HLA-A2.1 transgenic (AAD) mice from infection with influenza viruses...
January 12, 2017: Pathogens and Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077659/hiv-controllers-exhibit-enhanced-frequencies-of-mhc-class-ii-tetramer-gag-specific-cd4-t-cells-in-chronic-clade-c-hiv-1-infection
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Faatima Laher, Srinika Ranasinghe, Filippos Porichis, Nikoshia Mewalal, Karyn Pretorius, Nasreen Ismail, Søren Buus, Anette Stryhn, Mary Carrington, Bruce D Walker, Thumbi Ndung'u, Zaza M Ndhlovu
: Immune control of viral infections is heavily dependent on helper CD4(+) T cell function. However, understanding the contribution of HIV-specific CD4(+) T cell responses to immune protection against HIV-1, particularly in clade C infection remains incomplete. Recently, MHC class II tetramers have emerged as a powerful tool for interrogating antigen specific CD4(+) T cells without relying on effector functions. Here, we defined the MHC class II alleles for immunodominant Gag CD4(+) T cell epitopes in clade C virus infection, constructed MHC class II tetramers, and then used these to define the magnitude, function, and relation to viral load of HIV-specific CD4(+) T cell responses in a cohort of untreated HIV clade C infected persons...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998269/increased-t-cell-breadth-and-antibody-response-elicited-in-prime-boost-regimen-by-viral-vector-encoded-homologous-siv-gag-env-in-outbred-cd1-mice
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Anne-Marie Carola Andersson, Peter Johannes Holst
BACKGROUND: A major obstacle for the development of HIV vaccines is the virus' worldwide sequence diversity. Nevertheless, the presence of T cell epitopes within conserved regions of the virus' structural Gag protein and conserved structures in the envelope (env) sequence raises the possibility that cross-reactive responses may be induced by vaccination. In this study, the aim was to investigate the importance of antigenic match on immunodominance and breadth of obtainable T cell responses...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979027/immunodominance-in-allergic-t-cell-reactivity-to-japanese-cedar-in-different-geographic-cohorts
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Carla Oseroff, John Pham, April Frazier, Denise Hinz, John Sidney, Sinu Paul, Jason A Greenbaum, Randi Vita, Bjoern Peters, Véronique Schulten, Alessandro Sette
BACKGROUND: Japanese cedar (JC) pollen is a common trigger for allergic rhinitis in Japan. Pollen proteins targeted by IgE, including Cry j 1 and Cry j 2, and isoflavone reductase (IFR) have been identified. OBJECTIVE: To compare antigen-specific IgE titers and T-cell responses to JC pollen-derived extract and peptides in cohorts with high and low pollen exposure. METHODS: Peripheral blood mononuclear cells from JC pollen allergic or nonallergic patients who have lived in Japan for at least 1 year and JC pollen allergic patients who have never been to Japan were tested for T-cell responses against JC pollen extract and peptide pools derived from Cry j 1, Cry j 2, or IFR...
December 2016: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938705/antibody-profiling-of-canine-igg-responses-to-the-ospc-protein-of-the-lyme-disease-spirochetes-supports-a-multivalent-approach-in-vaccine-and-diagnostic-assay-development
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Lee D Oliver, Christopher G Earnhart, DeLacy Virginia-Rhodes, Michael Theisen, Richard T Marconi
OspC performs essential functions during the enzootic cycle of the Lyme disease (LD) spirochetes. In this study, the specificity of antibody (Ab) responses to OspC was profiled to define the antigenic determinants during infection and after vaccination. Several OspC variants or 'types' were screened with serum from SNAP4Dx C6 positive dogs and with serum from rabbits hyperimmunized with OspC proteins. The OspC type-specific nature of the Ab response revealed that variable domains of OspC are immunodominant during infection and upon vaccination...
December 2016: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917626/association-of-new-putative-epitopes-of-myelin-proteolipid-protein-58-74-with-pathogenesis-of-multiple-sclerosis
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Zahra Zamanzadeh, Ghasem Ahangari, Mitra Ataei, Samie Pouragahi, Seyed Massood Nabavi, Mehdi Sadeghi, Mohammad Hossein Sanati
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease in which auto-reactive T cells react with self-antigens expressed in the central nervous system (CNS). The main cause of MS is unknown. Nonetheless, the most probable theory is based on molecular mimicry, which suggests that some infections can activate T cells against brain auto-antigens like myelin proteolipid protein (PLP) and initiate the disease cascade. This study is conducted to evaluate the activatory effects of PLP58-74 on T lymphocytes and humoral immunity...
October 2016: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914462/recombinant-mhc-tetramers-for-isolation-of-virus-specific-cd8-cells-from-healthy-donors-potential-approach-for-cell-therapy-of-posttransplant-cytomegalovirus-infection
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A S Vdovin, S Y Filkin, P R Yefimova, S A Sheetikov, N M Kapranov, Y O Davydova, E S Egorov, E G Khamaganova, M Y Drokov, L A Kuzmina, E N Parovichnikova, G A Efimov, V G Savchenko
Patients undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation have a high risk of cytomegalovirus reactivation, which in the absence of T-cell immunity can result in the development of an acute inflammatory reaction and damage of internal organs. Transfusion of the virus-specific donor T-lymphocytes represents an alternative to a highly toxic and often ineffective antiviral therapy. Potentially promising cell therapy approach comprises transfusion of cytotoxic T-lymphocytes, specific to the viral antigens, immediately after their isolation from the donor's blood circulation without any in vitro expansion...
November 2016: Biochemistry. Biokhimii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902386/establishment-of-memory-cd8-t-cells-with-live-attenuated-influenza-virus-across-different-vaccination-doses
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Zhongfang Wang, Lukasz Kedzierski, Simone Nuessing, Brendon Yew Loong Chua, Sergio M Quiñones-Parra, Victor C Huber, David C Jackson, Paul G Thomas, Katherine Kedzierska
FluMist has been used in children and adults for more than 10 years. As pre-existing CD8+ T cell memory pools can provide heterologous immunity against distinct influenza viruses, it is important to understand influenza-specific CD8+ T cell responses elicited by different live attenuated influenza virus (LAIV) regimens. In this study, we immunized mice intranasally with two different doses of live-attenuated PR8 virus (PR8 ts, H1N1), low and high, and then assessed protective efficacy by challenging animals with heterosubtypic X31-H3N2 virus at 6 weeks post-vaccination...
December 2016: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902325/targeting-naturally-occurring-epitope-variants-of-hepatitis-c-virus-with-high-affinity-t-cell-receptors
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Huajun Zhang, Jianbing Zhang, Lei Chen, Zhiming Weng, Ye Tian, Haifeng Zhao, Youjia Li, Lin Chen, Zhaoduan Liang, Hongjun Zheng, Wenzhuo Zhao, Shi Zhong, Yi Li
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) readily establishes chronic infection, which is characterized by failure of virus-specific CD8+ T cells. HCV uses epitope mutation and T-cell exhaustion to escape from the host immune response. Previously, we engineered high-affinity T-cell receptors (HATs) targeting HIV escape mutants. In this study, the affinity of a T-cell receptor specific for the human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-A2-restricted HCV immunodominant epitope NS3 1406-1415 (KLVALGINAV) was improved from a KD of 6.6 µM to 40 pM...
November 11, 2016: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895172/pulmonary-dendritic-cell-subsets-shape-the-respiratory-syncytial-virus-specific-cd8-t-cell-immunodominance-hierarchy-in-neonates
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Allison M W Malloy, Tracy J Ruckwardt, Kaitlyn M Morabito, Annie W Lau-Kilby, Barney S Graham
Young infants are generally more susceptible to viral infections and experience more severe disease than do adults. CD8(+) T cells are important for viral clearance, and although often ineffective in neonates they can be protective when adequately stimulated. Using a murine CB6F1/J hybrid model of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection, we previously demonstrated that the CD8(+) T cell immunodominance hierarchy to two RSV-derived epitopes, K(d)M282-90 and D(b)M187-195, was determined by the age at infection...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894716/characterization-of-guinea-pig-t-cell-responses-elicited-after-ep-assisted-delivery-of-dna-vaccines-to-the-skin
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Katherine Schultheis, Hubert Schaefer, Bryan S Yung, Janet Oh, Karuppiah Muthumani, Laurent Humeau, Kate E Broderick, Trevor R F Smith
The skin is an ideal target tissue for vaccine delivery for a number of reasons. It is highly accessible, and most importantly, enriched in professional antigen presenting cells. Possessing strong similarities to human skin physiology and displaying a defined epidermis, the guinea pig is an appropriate model to study epidermal delivery of vaccine. However, whilst we have characterized the humoral responses in the guinea pig associated with skin vaccine protocols we have yet to investigate the T cell responses...
January 3, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882457/cytomegalovirus-vaccines-current-status-and-future-prospects
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K M Anderholm, C J Bierle, M R Schleiss
Congenital human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection can result in severe and permanent neurological injury in newborns, and vaccine development is accordingly a major public health priority. HCMV can also cause disease in solid organ transplant (SOT) and hematopoietic stem-cell transplant (HSCT) recipients, and a vaccine would be valuable in prevention of viremia and end-organ disease in these populations. Currently there is no licensed HCMV vaccine, but progress toward this goal has been made in recent clinical trials...
November 2016: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876151/identification-of-an-epitope-from-adenine-nucleotide-translocator-1-that-induces-inflammation-in-heart-in-a-j-mice
#15
Rakesh H Basavalingappa, Chandirasegaran Massilamany, Bharathi Krishnan, Arunakumar Gangaplara, Guobin Kang, Vahid Khalilzad-Sharghi, Zhongji Han, Shadi Othman, Qingsheng Li, Jean-Jack Riethoven, Raymond A Sobel, David Steffen, Jay Reddy
Heart failure, a leading cause of death in humans, can emanate from myocarditis. Although most individuals with myocarditis recover spontaneously, some develop chronic dilated cardiomyopathy. Myocarditis may result from both infectious and noninfectious causes, including autoimmune responses to cardiac antigens. In support of this notion, intracellular cardiac antigens, like cardiac myosin heavy chain-α, cardiac troponin-I, and adenine nucleotide translocator 1 (ANT1), have been identified as autoantigens in cardiac autoimmunity...
December 2016: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872794/in-silico-identification-of-potential-peptides-or-allergen-shot-candidates-against-aspergillus-fumigatus
#16
Raman Thakur, Jata Shankar
Aspergillus fumigatus is capable of causing invasive aspergillosis or acute bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, and the current situation is alarming. There are no vaccine or allergen shots available for Aspergillus-induced allergies. Thus, a novel approach in designing of an effective vaccine or allergen shot candidate against A. fumigatus is needed. Using immunoinformatics approaches from the characterized A. fumigatus allergens, we have mapped epitopic regions to predict potential peptides that elicit both Aspergillus-specific T cells and B cell immune response...
2016: BioResearch Open Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872239/experimental-infection-of-pig-tailed-macaques-macaca-nemestrina-with-mycoplasma-genitalium
#17
Gwendolyn E Wood, Dorothy L Patton, Peter K Cummings, Stefanie L Iverson-Cabral, Patricia A Totten
Mycoplasma genitalium is an underappreciated cause of human reproductive tract disease, characterized by persistent, often asymptomatic, infection. Building on our previous experiments using a single female pig-tailed macaque as a model for M. genitalium infection (G. E. Wood, S. L. Iverson-Cabral, D. L. Patton, P. K. Cummings, Y. T. Cosgrove Sweeney, and P. A. Totten, Infect Immun 81:2938-2951, 2013, doi: 10.1128/IAI.01322-12), we cervically inoculated eight additional animals, two of which were simultaneously inoculated in salpingeal tissue autotransplanted into abdominal pockets...
November 21, 2016: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872208/blocking-virus-replication-during-acute-murine-cytomegalovirus-infection-paradoxically-prolongs-antigen-presentation-and-increases-the-cd8-t-cell-response-by-preventing-type-i-ifn-dependent-depletion-of-dendritic-cells
#18
Christopher P Loo, Christopher M Snyder, Ann B Hill
Increasing amounts of pathogen replication usually lead to a proportionate increase in size and effector differentiation of the CD8(+) T cell response, which is attributed to increased Ag and inflammation. Using a murine CMV that is highly sensitive to the antiviral drug famciclovir to modulate virus replication, we found that increased virus replication drove increased effector CD8(+) T cell differentiation, as expected. Paradoxically, however, increased virus replication dramatically decreased the size of the CD8(+) T cell response to two immunodominant epitopes...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859043/monocyte-derived-dendritic-cells-enhance-protection-against-secondary-influenza-challenge-by-controlling-the-switch-in-cd8-t-cell-immunodominance
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Jazmina L G Cruz, José V Pérez-Girón, Anja Lüdtke, Sergio Gómez-Medina, Paula Ruibal, Juliana Idoyaga, César Muñoz-Fontela
Influenza virus infection triggers an increase in the number of monocyte-derived dendritic cells (moDCs) in the respiratory tract, but the role of these cells during antiviral immunity is still unclear. Here we show that during influenza infection, moDCs dominate the late activation of CD8(+) T cells and trigger the switch in immunodominance of the CD8(+) T-cell response from acidic polymerase specificity to nucleoprotein specificity. Abrogation of monocyte recruitment or depletion of moDCs strongly compromised host resistance to secondary influenza challenge...
November 18, 2016: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856491/excavating-the-surface-associated-and-secretory-proteome-of-mycobacterium-leprae-for-identifying-vaccines-and-diagnostic-markers-relevant-immunodominant-epitopes
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Aarti Rana, Shweta Thakur, Nupur Bhardwaj, Devender Kumar, Yusuf Akhter
For centuries, Mycobacterium leprae, etiological agent of leprosy, has been afflicting mankind regardless of extensive use of live-attenuated vaccines and antibiotics. Surface-associated and secretory proteins (SASPs) are attractive targets against bacteria. We have integrated biological knowledge with computational approaches and present a proteome-wide identification of SASPs. We also performed computational assignment of immunodominant epitopes as coordinates of prospective antigenic candidates in most important class of SASPs, the outer membrane proteins (OMPs)...
December 2016: Pathogens and Disease
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