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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632753/mait-cells-launch-a-rapid-robust-and-distinct-hyperinflammatory-response-to-bacterial-superantigens-and-quickly-acquire-an-anergic-phenotype-that-impedes-their-cognate-antimicrobial-function-defining-a-novel-mechanism-of-superantigen-induced-immunopathology
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Christopher R Shaler, Joshua Choi, Patrick T Rudak, Arash Memarnejadian, Peter A Szabo, Mauro E Tun-Abraham, Jamie Rossjohn, Alexandra J Corbett, James McCluskey, John K McCormick, Olivier Lantz, Roberto Hernandez-Alejandro, S M Mansour Haeryfar
Superantigens (SAgs) are potent exotoxins secreted by Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes. They target a large fraction of T cell pools to set in motion a "cytokine storm" with severe and sometimes life-threatening consequences typically encountered in toxic shock syndrome (TSS). Given the rapidity with which TSS develops, designing timely and truly targeted therapies for this syndrome requires identification of key mediators of the cytokine storm's initial wave. Equally important, early host responses to SAgs can be accompanied or followed by a state of immunosuppression, which in turn jeopardizes the host's ability to combat and clear infections...
June 2017: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618148/mechanisms-underlying-induction-of-allergic-sensitization-by-pru-p-3
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Leticia Tordesillas, Nuria Cubells-Baeza, Cristina Gómez-Casado, Cecilia Berin, Vanesa Esteban, Weronika Barcik, Liam O'Mahony, Carmen Ramirez, Luis F Pacios, María Garrido-Arandia, Araceli Díaz-Perales
BACKGROUND: Recently, the nature of the lipid-ligand of Pru p 3, one of the most common plant food allergens in Southern Europe, has been identified as a derivative of the alkaloid camptothecin bound to phytosphingosine. However, the origin of its immunological activity is still unknown. OBJECTIVE: We sought to evaluate the role of the Pru p 3 lipid- ligand in the immunogenic activity of Pru p 3. METHODS: In vitro cultures of different cell types (monocyte-derived dendritic cells (moDCs), PBMCs and epithelial and iNKT-hybridoma cell lines) have been used to determine the immunological capacity of the ligand, by measuring cell proliferation, maturation markers and cytokine production...
June 15, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592796/immunochemical-approach-for-monitoring-of-structural-transition-of-apoa-i-upon-hdl-formation-using-novel-monoclonal-antibodies
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Hitoshi Kimura, Shiho Mikawa, Chiharu Mizuguchi, Yuki Horie, Izumi Morita, Hiroyuki Oyama, Takashi Ohgita, Kazuchika Nishitsuji, Atsuko Takeuchi, Sissel Lund-Katz, Kenichi Akaji, Norihiro Kobayashi, Hiroyuki Saito
Apolipoprotein A-I (apoA-I) undergoes a large conformational reorganization during remodeling of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) particles. To detect structural transition of apoA-I upon HDL formation, we developed novel monoclonal antibodies (mAbs). Splenocytes from BALB/c mice immunized with a recombinant human apoA-I, with or without conjugation with keyhole limpet hemocyanin, were fused with P3/NS1/1-Ag4-1 myeloma cells. After the HAT-selection and cloning, we established nine hybridoma clones secreting anti-apoA-I mAbs in which four mAbs recognize epitopes on the N-terminal half of apoA-I while the other five mAbs recognize the central region...
June 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592426/a-nonadjuvanted-igg2a-monoclonal-antibody-against-nucleosomes-elicits-potent-t-cell-dependent-idiotype-specific-igg1-responses-and-glomerular-igg1-igg2a-deposits-in-normal-mice
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Kristian Hannestad, Helge Scott
Idiotypes (Ids) are unique epitopes of Ab V regions and can trigger anti-Id immune responses, but immunization with several nonadjuvanted isologous IgG mAbs has induced tolerance to their Ids. We immunized non-lupus-prone mice with 11 allotype "a" of IgG2a (IgG2a(a)) and 4 IgG2c nonadjuvanted, isologous mAbs purified from serum-free medium. Of five IgG2a(a) mAbs with specificity for nucleosomes, the repeating histone-DNA subunit of chromatin, four elicited an IgG1 anti-mAb response and one mAb was nonimmunogenic...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589361/the-aid-cre-ert2-model-a-tool-for-monitoring-b-cell-immune-responses-and-generating-selective-hybridomas
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Simon Le Gallou, Takuya Nojima, Daisuke Kitamura, Jean-Claude Weill, Claude-Agnès Reynaud
Expression of activation-induced cytidine deaminase (AID) is the hallmark of B cells engaged in an immune response in germinal centers. We designed an inducible fate-mapping reporter mouse in which AID-expressing B cells could be timely and irreversibly marked, by knockin at the Aicda locus of a tamoxifen-inducible Cre recombinase. This mouse model allows notably for the long-term follow-up of memory B cells and plasma cells engaged in an immune response. We describe here a protocol to generate hybridomas from small memory subsets that can be easily traced and identified in this mouse line through Cre-activated fluorescent reporters...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570826/specific-monoclonal-antibodies-recognizing-the-endogenous-chicken-high-mobility-group-box-1-protein
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Yurong Qu, Yuan Zhan, Shen Yang, Xusheng Qiu, Lei Tan, Yingjie Sun, Chunchun Meng, Cuiping Song, Shengqing Yu, Chan Ding
High mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) is a key member of the "danger associated molecular patterns" (DAMPs), which can localize in various compartments of the cell, and plays important roles in systemic inflammation. In the present study, monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) specifically against chicken HMGB1 were generated. The open reading frame of chicken HMGB1 was amplified by RT-PCR and cloned into the prokaryotic expression vector pET-28a to construct a recombinant plasmid pET-chHMGB1. The recombinant chicken HMGB1 protein was expressed in Escherichia coli Rosetta under IPTG induction and then purified by Ni-NTA Purification System...
June 1, 2017: Monoclonal Antibodies in Immunodiagnosis and Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558726/development-and-application-of-triple-antibody-sandwich-enzyme-linked-immunosorbent-assays-for-begomovirus-detection-using-monoclonal-antibodies-against-tomato-yellow-leaf-curl-thailand-virus
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Channarong Seepiban, Saengsoon Charoenvilaisiri, Nuchnard Warin, Anjana Bhunchoth, Namthip Phironrit, Bencharong Phuangrat, Orawan Chatchawankanphanich, Supat Attathom, Oraprapai Gajanandana
BACKGROUND: Tomato yellow leaf curl Thailand virus, TYLCTHV, is a begomovirus that causes severe losses of tomato crops in Thailand as well as several countries in Southeast and East Asia. The development of monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) and serological methods for detecting TYLCTHV is essential for epidemiological studies and screening for virus-resistant cultivars. METHODS: The recombinant coat protein (CP) of TYLCTHV was expressed in Escherichia coli and used to generate MAbs against TYLCTHV through hybridoma technology...
May 30, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557609/myeloma-derived-light-chain-paired-with-a-diagnostic-monoclonal-antibody-hinders-immunoassay-performance
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Bailin Tu, Bryan Tieman, Jeffrey Moore, You Pan, A Scott Muerhoff
Monoclonal antibodies are widely used as the capture and detection reagents in diagnostic immunoassays. In the past, myeloma fusion partners expressing endogenous heavy and/or light chains were often used to generate hybridoma cell lines. As a result, mixed populations of antibodies were produced that can cause inaccurate test results, poor antibody stability, and significant lot-to-lot variability. We describe one such scenario where the P3U1 (P3X63Ag8U.1) myeloma fusion partner was used in the generation of a hybridoma producing protein induced vitamin K absence/antagonist-II (PIVKA II) antibody...
June 2017: Monoclonal Antibodies in Immunodiagnosis and Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545467/expression-of-deleted-atoxic-atypical-recombinant-beta2-toxin-in-a-baculovirus-system-and-production-of-polyclonal-and-monoclonal-antibodies
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Anna Serroni, Chiara Francesca Magistrali, Giovanni Pezzotti, Luca Bano, Martina Pellegrini, Giulio Severi, Chiara Di Pancrazio, Mirella Luciani, Manuela Tittarelli, Silvia Tofani, Antonio De Giuseppe
BACKGROUND: Clostridium perfringens is an important animal and human pathogen that can produce more than 16 different major and minor toxins. The beta-2 minor toxin (CPB2), comprising atypical and consensus variants, appears to be involved in both human and animal enterotoxaemia syndrome. The exact role of CPB2 in pathogenesis is poorly investigated, and its mechanism of action at the molecular level is still unknown because of the lack of specific reagents such as monoclonal antibodies against the CPB2 protein and/or the availability of a highly purified antigen...
May 25, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531814/targeting-egfr-her2-heterodimerization-with-a-novel-anti-her2-domain-ii-iii-antibody
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Xiaojie Yu, Lingfei Wang, Yafeng Shen, Chao Wang, Yajun Zhang, Yanchun Meng, Yang Yang, Beibei Liang, Bo Zhou, Huajing Wang, Huafeng Wei, Changhai Lei, Shi Hu, Bohua Li
HER2, a ligand-free tyrosine kinase receptor of the HER family, is frequently overexpressed in breast cancer. The anti-HER2 antibody trastuzumab has shown significant clinical benefits in metastatic breast cancer. Despite the effectiveness of trastuzumab, its efficacy remains variable and often modest. Thus, there is an urgent need to improve ErbB2-targeting therapy. Here, we describe a novel anti-HER2 antibody, 7C3, which was developed using hybridoma technique. Structural analysis confirms that the epitope of this antibody is in domain II/III of HER2...
May 19, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529510/advances-in-the-isolation-of-specific-monoclonal-rabbit-antibodies
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REVIEW
Zaibao Zhang, Huijuan Liu, Qian Guan, Lei Wang, Hongyu Yuan
The rabbit monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) have advantages in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics with high affinity and specificity. During the past decade, many techniques have been developed for isolating rabbit mAbs, including single B cell antibody technologies. This review describes the basic characterization of rabbit antibody repertoire and summarizes methods of hybridoma technologies, phage display platform, and single B cell antibody technologies. With advances in antibody function and repertoire analysis, rabbit mAbs will be widely used in therapeutic applications in the coming years...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522882/monoclonal-suncus-antibodies-generation-of-fusion-partners-to-produce-suncus-suncus-hybridomas
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Yoshikazu Sado, Satoko Inoue, Yasuko Tomono, Makoto Matsuyama, Masaki Fukushima, Toshitaka Oohashi, Takamichi Jogahara, Sen-Ichi Oda
We used suncus (Suncus murinus; house musk shrew) to generate partner cells for cell fusion to produce suncus monoclonal antibodies. Suncus are insectivores that are genetically distant to rodents, and recognize antigens and epitopes that are not immunogenic in mice and rats, which are the animals most commonly used in basic life science research and from which monoclonal antibodies are usually produced. To date, monoclonal antibodies from suncus have not been generated due to the lack of a plasmacytoma fusion partner...
April 27, 2017: Acta Histochemica et Cytochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512452/towards-identifying-protective-b-cell-epitopes-the-pspa-story
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REVIEW
Naeem Khan, Arif T Jan
Pneumococcal surface protein A (PspA) is one of the most abundant cell surface protein of Streptococcus pneumoniae (S. pneumoniae). PspA variants are structurally and serologically diverse and help evade complement-mediated phagocytosis of S. pneumoniae, which is essential for its survival in the host. PspA is currently been screened for employment in the generation of more effective (serotype independent) vaccine to overcome the limitations of polysaccharide based vaccines, providing serotype specific immune responses...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505517/a-modified-adenovirus-vector-mediated-antibody-screening-method-identifies-epha2-as-a-cancer-target
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Toshihiro Tanaka, Hiromi Yamada, Masahide Kuroki, Shohta Kodama, Kazuo Tamura, Yasushi Takamatsu
BACKGROUND: We constructed a genetically modified adenovirus vector incorporating an IgG Fc-binding motif from staphylococcal protein A, Z33 (Adv-FZ33). Adv-FZ33 allows an antibody to redirect the vector to a target molecule on the cell surface. We attempted to search for target antigen candidates and antibodies that allowed highly selective gene transduction into malignant tumors. METHODS: Hybridoma libraries producing monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) were screened that increased transduction efficiency in cancer cell lines after cross-linking with Adv-FZ33...
May 12, 2017: Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502308/-preparation-and-identification-of-monoclonal-antibody-against-h1n1-influenza-virus
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Yang Liu, Xiangrong Zhao, Chunyan Guo, Yan Li, Guanghua Wang, Daoyan Liang, Pengbo Yu, Yuan Li, Jun Hu
Objective To prepare the monoclonal antibody (mAb) against influenza A virus (H1N1) using purified viral particles as antigen and investigate the characterization of host cells infected with influenza virus utilizing the mAb. Methods A/PR/8 (H1N1) virus was cultured in embryonated chicken eggs and further purified by differential and density gradient centrifugation. The structure of viral particles was identified by transmission electron microcopy (TEM). Immunogenicity of purified virus was evaluated by Balb/c mice immunized with formalin-inactivated virus...
May 2017: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499450/intrabodies-against-the-polysialyltransferases-st8siaii-and-st8siaiv-inhibit-polysialylation-of-ncam-in-rhabdomyosarcoma-tumor-cells
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Stefan Somplatzki, Martina Mühlenhoff, Andrea Kröger, Rita Gerardy-Schahn, Thomas Böldicke
BACKGROUND: Polysialic acid (polySia) is a carbohydrate modification of the neural cell adhesion molecule (NCAM), which is implicated in neural differentiation and plays an important role in tumor development and metastasis. Polysialylation of NCAM is mediated by two Golgi-resident polysialyltransferases (polyST) ST8SiaII and ST8SiaIV. Intracellular antibodies (intrabodies; IB) expressed inside the ER and retaining proteins passing the ER such as cell surface receptors or secretory proteins provide an efficient means of protein knockdown...
May 12, 2017: BMC Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479401/development-of-monoclonal-antibodies-against-igm-of-half-smooth-tongue-sole-cynoglossus-semilaevis-and-analysis-of-phagocytosis-of-fluorescence-microspheres-by-migm-lymphocytes
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Shun Yang, Xiaoqian Tang, Xiuzhen Sheng, Jing Xing, Wenbin Zhan
In this work, the two positive hybridomas designated as 1B2 and 2G9 secreting monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) against half-smooth tongue sole IgM were produced and then cloned by limited dilution. Western blotting showed that MAbs 1B2 and 2G9 could specifically react with the heavy and light chains of IgM, respectively. The indirect immunofluorescence assay (IFA) showed that green fluorescent signals were detected on the membrane of lymphocytes, which indicated that membrane-bound IgM (mIgM) could be recognized by both MAbs 1B2 and 2G9...
May 4, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472993/humanized-monoclonal-antibody-armanezumab-specific-to-n-terminus-of-pathological-tau-characterization-and-therapeutic-potency
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Michael G Agadjanyan, Karen Zagorski, Irina Petrushina, Hayk Davtyan, Konstantin Kazarian, Maxim Antonenko, Joy Davis, Charles Bon, Mathew Blurton-Jones, David H Cribbs, Anahit Ghochikyan
BACKGROUND: The experience from clinical trials indicates that anti-Aβ immunotherapy could be effective in early/pre-clinical stages of AD, whereas at the late stages promoting the clearing of Aβ alone may be insufficient to halt the disease progression. At the same time, pathological tau correlates much better with the degree of dementia than Aβ deposition. Therefore, targeting pathological tau may provide a more promising approach for the treatment of advanced stages of AD. Recent data demonstrates that the N-terminal region of tau spanning aa 2-18 termed "phosphatase activation domain" that is normally hidden in the native protein in 'paperclip'-like conformation, becomes exposed in pathological tau and plays an essential role in the inhibition of fast axonal transport and in aggregation of tau...
May 5, 2017: Molecular Neurodegeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463837/adoptive-cellular-gene-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-experimental-autoimmune-polychondritis-ear-disease
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Bin Zhou, Yonggan Liao, Yunkai Guo, Ingo H Tarner, Chunfen Liao, Sisi Chen, Mohammad Habiby Kermany, Hanjun Tu, Sen Zhong, Peijie Chen
In the past, the clinical therapy for autoimmune diseases, such as autoimmune polychondritis ear disease, was mostly limited to nonspecific immunosuppressive agents, which could lead to variable responses. Currently, gene therapy aims at achieving higher specificity and less adverse effects. This concept utilizes the adoptive transfer of autologous T cells that have been retrovirally transduced ex vivo to express and deliver immunoregulatory gene products to sites of autoimmune inflammation. In the animal model of collagen-induced autoimmune polychondritis ear disease (CIAPED), the adoptive transfer of IL-12p40-expressing collagen type II (CII)-specific CD4+ T-cell hybridomas resulted in a significantly lower disease incidence and severity compared with untreated or vector-only-treated animals...
2017: ORL; Journal for Oto-rhino-laryngology and its related Specialties
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462722/the-regulatory-functions-of-a-new-tetrapeptide-from-the-bursa-of-fabricius-on-aiv-vaccine-immunization-and-antibody-production
#20
Man Man Zong, Chuan Jie Zhou, Yuan Nan Yu, Yang Zheng, Xiu Li Feng, Pu Yan Chen, Mei Yang
The bursa of Fabricius (BF) is the acknowledged humoral central immune organ and plays vital role on B lymphocyte development. In the study, a new tetrapeptide of GERA isolated from BF was named bursal peptide tetrapeptide (BP4). To investigate the immunomodulatory function of BP4 on antigen-specific immune responses, BALB/c mice were immunized with inactivated influence virus (AIV, H9N2 subtype) vaccine and BP4 at three experimental dosages. The results showed that BP4 enhanced the increased AIV-specific antibody and cytokine production, and modified T cell subtype population...
April 25, 2017: Protein and Peptide Letters
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