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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334288/targeted-anti-il-13-therapies-in-asthma-current-data-and-future-perspectives
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Polyxeni Ntontsi, Evgenia Papathanassiou, Stelios Loukides, Petros Bakakos, Georgios Hillas
Introduction The identification of patients with severe asthma who will benefit from a personalized management approach remains an unmet need. Interleukin-13 (IL-13) is a cytokine possessing a significant role in asthma pathogenesis and progression of disease. Humanised monoclonal antibodies against IL-13 and IL-13 and IL-4 receptors are mainly proposed as add-on therapy in patients with TH2-high inflammation with uncontrolled asthma despite maximum therapy. Areas covered The role of IL-13 in airway inflammation in severe asthma, the targeted anti-IL-13 therapies and biomarkers that predict response to anti-IL-13 treatment are discussed...
January 15, 2018: Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333082/a-fcgr3a-polymorphism-predicts-anti-drug-antibodies-in-chronic-inflammatory-bowel-disease-patients-treated-with-anti-tnf
#2
Patricia Romero-Cara, Daniel Torres-Moreno, José Pedregosa, Juan Antonio Vílchez, María Sergia García-Simón, Guadalupe Ruiz-Merino, Senador Morán-Sanchez, Pablo Conesa-Zamora
BACKGROUND: The production of anti-drug antibodies (ADAs) against IgG monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) targeting tumour necrosis factor (TNF) is an important cause of loss of response to anti-TNF mAbs in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) such as Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC). Since receptors for the Fc portion of IgG (FCGRs) are involved in the degradation of IgG complexes, we hypothesised that a polymorphism in FCGR3A (V158F; rs396991) gene could be involved in anti-TNF ADA generation and treatment resistance...
2018: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332359/novel-molecular-and-metabolic-aspects-in-osteosarcoma
#3
Evangelos Tsiambas, Panagiotis P Fotiades, Chrissa Sioka, Dimitrios Kotrotsios, Evangelia Gkika, Andreas Fotopoulos, Stylianos N Mastronikolis, Ilianna E Armata, Evangelos Giotakis, Vasileios Ragos
Osteosarcoma (OS) is the most frequent bone-forming malignancy in children and adolescents. Concerning its molecular landscape, there is no a direct relationship with a specific gene, but a combination of genetic events. A broad spectrum of activated oncogenes and downregulated suppressor genes has been already explored and considered crucial for its progressive pathogenesis. Mechanisms of gene deregulation include amplifications, point mutations, allelic losses and also epigenetic abnormalities such as aberrant promoter methylation...
November 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331919/removal-of-pharmaceutical-pollutants-from-synthetic-wastewater-using-chemically-modified-biomass-of-green-alga-scenedesmus-obliquus
#4
Mohamed E M Ali, Azza M Abd El-Aty, Mohamed I Badawy, Rizka K Ali
Pharmaceutical compounds are considered emerging environmental pollutants that have a potential harmful impact on environment and human health. In this study, the biomass of alga (Scenedesmus obliquus) was modified using alkaline solution, and used for the biosorption of tramadol (TRAM) and other pharmaceuticals. The adsorption kinetics and isotherms were investigated. The obtained results reveal high adsorption capacity of tramadol over modified algal biomass (MAB) after 45min with removal percentage of 91%...
January 11, 2018: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330471/slc26a3-dra-prevents-tnf-alpha-induced-barrier-dysfunction-and-dextran-sulfate-sodium-induced-acute-colitis
#5
Xiangming Ding, Dongxiao Li, Mengke Li, Han Wang, Qin He, Yunwu Wang, Hongbing Yu, Dean Tian, Qin Yu
SLC26A3 encodes a Cl-/HCO3- ion transporter that is also known as downregulated in adenoma (DRA) and is involved in HCO3-/mucus formation. The role of DRA in the epithelial barrier has not been previously established. In this study, we investigated the in vivo and in vitro mechanisms of DRA in the colon epithelial barrier. Immunofluorescence (IF) and co-immunoprecipitation (co-IP) studies reveal that DRA binds directly to tight junction (TJ) proteins and affects the expression of TJ proteins in polarized Caco-2BBe cells...
January 12, 2018: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330381/paper-based-inkjet-bioprinting-to-detect-fluorescence-resonance-energy-transfer-for-the-assessment-of-anti-inflammatory-activity
#6
Annie Agnes Suganya Samson, Jungmi Lee, Joon Myong Song
For the first time, a paper-based fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) determination with cyclic AMP (cAMP)-specific phosphodiesterase 4B (PDE4B) inhibitory assay using an inkjet-printing technique is proposed. Non-fabricated parchment paper is found to constitute a unique substrate to measure fluorescent energy transfer, due to its insignificant self-absorption, and enables efficient sample interaction. Here, we report the responsive FRET signals generated on paper, upon sequentially printing reaction components on parchment paper using a conventional inkjet printer equipped with four cartridges...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330305/restricted-processing-of-cd16a-fc-%C3%AE-receptor-iiia-n-glycans-from%C3%A2-primary-human-nk-cells-impacts-structure-and-function
#7
Kashyap R Patel, Jacob T Roberts, Ganesh P Subedi, Adam W Barb
CD16a/Fc γ receptor IIIa is the most abundant antibody Fc receptor expressed on human natural killer(NK) cells and activates a protective cytotoxic response following engagement with antibody clustered on the surface of a pathogen or diseased tissue. Therapeutic monoclonal antibodies(mAbs) with greater Fc-mediated affinity for CD16a show superior therapeutic outcome, however, one significant factor that promotes antibody-CD16a interactions, the asparagine-linked carbohydrates(N-glycans), remains undefined...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329981/molecular-cloning-and-characterization-of-leucine-aminopeptidase-gene-from-taenia-pisiformis
#8
Shaohua Zhang, Xuepeng Cai, Xuenong Luo, Shuai Wang, Aijiang Guo, Junling Hou, Run Wu
Leucine aminopeptidase (LAP, EC: 3.4.11.1) is an important metalloexopeptidase that catalyze the hydrolysis of amino-terminal leucine residues from polypeptides and proteins. In this study, a full length of cDNA encoding leucine aminopeptidase of Taenia pisiformis (TpLAP) was cloned by rapid amplification of cDNA-ends using the polymerase chain reaction (RACE-PCR) method. The full-length cDNA of the TpLAP gene is 1823 bp and contains a 1569 bp ORF encoding 533 amino acids with a putative mass of 56.4 kDa...
January 9, 2018: Experimental Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327672/linear-epitopes-in-african-swine-fever-virus-p72-recognized-by-monoclonal-antibodies-prepared-against-baculovirus-expressed-antigen
#9
Mallory E Heimerman, Maria V Murgia, Ping Wu, Andre D Lowe, Wei Jia, Raymond R Rowland
Protein p72 is the major capsid protein of African swine fever virus (ASFV) and is an important target for test and vaccine development. Monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) were prepared against a recombinant antigenic fragment, from amino acid (aa) 20-303, expressed in baculovirus. A total of 29 mAbs were recovered and tested by immunofluorescent antibody (IFA) staining on ASFV Lisbon-infected Vero cells. Six antibodies were IFA-positive and selected for further characterization. Epitope mapping was performed against overlapping polypeptides expressed in E...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327457/solvatochromic-study-of-3-n-n-methylacetamidino-benzanthrone-and-its-interaction-with-dopamine-by-the-fluorescence-quenching-mechanism
#10
D Bharathi, B Siddlingeshwar, Shivraj, Anup Thomas, Elena M Kirilova, Irena Nikolajeva
The change in photophysical properties of the organic molecule due to solvatochromic effect caused by different solvent environments at room temperature gives information about the dipole moments of 3-N-(N'-methylacetamidino)benzanthrone (3-MAB). The quantum yield, fluorescence lifetime of 3-MAB was measured in different solvents to calculate radiative and non-radiative rate constants. The results revealed that the excited state dipole moment (μe ) is relatively larger compared to the ground state dipole moment (μg ), indicating the excited state of the dye under study is more polar than the ground state and the same trend is noticed with theoretical calculations performed using the CAM-B3LYP/6-311+G(d,p) method...
January 12, 2018: Luminescence: the Journal of Biological and Chemical Luminescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326362/-18f-pbr111-pet-imaging-in-healthy-controls-and-schizophrenia-test-retest-reproducibility-and-quantification-of-neuroinflammation
#11
Julie Ottoy, Livia De Picker, Jeroen Verhaeghe, Steven Deleye, Leonie Wyffels, Lauren Kosten, Bernard Sabbe, Violette Coppens, Maarten Timmers, Luc Van Nueten, Sarah Ceyssens, Sigrid Stroobants, Manuel Morrens, Steven Staelens
Activated microglia express the translocator protein (TSPO) on the outer mitochondrial membrane. 18F-PBR111 is a second-generation positron emission tomography (PET) ligand that specifically binds the TSPO, allowing in-vivo visualization and quantification of neuroinflammation. The aim of this study is to evaluate if the test-retest variability of 18F-PBR111 in healthy controls is acceptable to detect a psychosis-associated neuroinflammatory signal in schizophrenia. Methods: Dynamic 90-min 18F-PBR111 scans were obtained in 17 healthy male controls (HC) and 11 male schizophrenia patients during a psychotic episode (SP)...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325754/a-comprehensive-approach-for-evaluating-charge-heterogeneity-in-biosimilars
#12
Zhiliang Xiao, Xiaohang Yin, Lina Han, Baiping Sun, Zhenduo Shen, Wanhui Liu, Fei Yu
Charge heterogeneity is often evaluated during biosimilar development as it is a universal feature of monoclonal antibodies (mAbs). A common approach in the industry is to develop a biosimilar product with a similar overall charge profile as the reference product. However, uncertainty remains with this approach as the same charge profile in two different products may be caused by different mechanisms. In this work, we present a comprehensive investigation of the charge variants of a therapeutic monoclonal antibody and its biosimilar candidate...
January 8, 2018: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324282/influence-of-glycan-modification-on-igg1-biochemical-and-biophysical-properties
#13
Jake W Pawlowski, Adriana Bajardi-Taccioli, Damian Houde, Marina Feschenko, Tyler Carlage, Igor A Kaltashov
Monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) are the fastest growing class of biopharmaceuticals. The specific therapeutic tasks vary among different mAbs, which may include neutralization of soluble targets, activation of cytotoxic pathways, targeted drug delivery, and diagnostic imaging. The specific therapeutic goal defines which interactions of the antibody with its multiple physiological partners are most critical for function, and which ones are irrelevant or indeed detrimental. In this work, we explored the ability of the glycan chains to affect IgG1 interaction with two key receptor families, FcRn and γ-type Fc receptors, as well as the influence of glycan composition on the conformation and stability of the antibody molecule...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322349/development-of-a-chemically-defined-platform-fed-batch-culture-media-for-monoclonal-antibody-producing-cho-cell-lines-with-optimized-choline-content
#14
Shinobu Kuwae, Ichiko Miyakawa, Tomohiro Doi
A chemically defined platform basal medium and feed media were developed using a single Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cell line that produces a monoclonal antibody (mAb). Cell line A, which showed a peak viable cell density of 5.9 × 106 cells/mL and a final mAb titer of 0.5 g/L in batch culture, was selected for the platform media development. Stoichiometrically balanced feed media were developed using glucose as an indicator of cell metabolism to determine the feed rates of all other nutrients. A fed-batch culture of cell line A using the platform fed-batch medium yielded a 6...
January 11, 2018: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321395/-hmgb1-as-a-representative-damp-and-anti-hmgb1-antibody-therapy
#15
Masahiro Nishibori
High mobility group box-1 (HMGB1), a representative damage-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs), has been reported to be involved in many inflammatory diseases. To validate HMGB1 as a target molecule of inflammatory diseases and to examine the effects of inhibition of HMGB1 on the diseases, we raised anti-HMGB1 monoclonal antibody (mAb) neutralizing extracellular HMGB1 and characterized it. We report the effects of anti-HMGB1 mAb on brain infarction, brain hemorrhage, brain trauma, epilepsy and neuropathic pain using animal models...
2018: Nihon Yakurigaku Zasshi. Folia Pharmacologica Japonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321320/hiv-1-specific-iga-monoclonal-antibodies-from-an-hiv-1-vaccinee-mediate-galcer-blocking-and-phagocytosis
#16
Saintedym Wills, Kwan-Ki Hwang, Pinghuang Liu, S Moses Dennison, Matthew Zirui Tay, Xiaoying Shen, Justin Pollara, Judith T Lucas, Robert Parks, Supachai Rerks-Ngarm, Punnee Pitisuttithum, Sorachai Nitayapan, Jaranit Kaewkungwal, Rasmi Thomas, Jerome H Kim, Nelson L Michael, Merlin L Robb, Mike McRaven, David C Montefiori, Thomas J Hope, Hua-Xin Liao, M Anthony Moody, Guido Ferrari, Barton F Haynes, S Munir Alam, Mattia Bonsignori, Georgia D Tomaras
Vaccine-elicited humoral immune responses comprise an array of antibody forms and specificities with only a fraction contributing to protective host immunity. Elucidation of antibody effector functions responsible for protective immunity against HIV-1 acquisition is a major goal for the HIV-1 vaccine field. Immunoglobulin A (IgA) is an important part of the host defense against pathogens; however, little is known about the role of vaccine-elicited IgA and their capacity to mediate antiviral functions. To identify the antiviral functions of HIV-1-specific IgA elicited by vaccination, we cloned HIV-1 envelope specific IgA monoclonal antibodies by memory B cell cultures from peripheral blood mononuclear cells from an RV144 vaccinee and produced two IgA clonal cell lines (HG129 and HG130) producing native, non-recombinant IgA monoclonal antibodies (mAbs)...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320817/development-of-monoclonal-antibodies-for-diagnosis-of-plasmodium-vivax
#17
Nguyen Thi Phuong Linh, Hyun Park, Jinyoung Lee, Dong-Xu Liu, Ga-Eun Seo, Hae-Jin Sohn, Jin-Hee Han, Eun-Taek Han, Ho-Joon Shin, Seon-Ju Yeo
Plasmodium lactate dehydrogenase (pLDH) is a strong target antigen for the determination of infection with Plasmodium species specifically. However, a more effective antibody is needed because of the low sensitivity of the current antibody in many immunological diagnostic assays. In this study, recombinant Plasmodium vivax LDH (PvLDH) was experimentally constructed and expressed as a native antigen to develop an effective P. vivax-specific monoclonal antibody (mAb). Two mAbs (2CF5 and 1G10) were tested using ELISA and immunofluorescence assays (IFA), as both demonstrated reactivity against pLDH antigen...
December 2017: Korean Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319167/antibody-drug-conjugates-promising-and-efficient-tools-for-targeted-cancer-therapy
#18
REVIEW
Hadi Nasiri, Zahra Valedkarimi, Leili Aghebati-Maleki, Jafar Majidi
Over the recent decades, the use of antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) has led to a paradigm shift in cancer chemotherapy. Antibody-based treatment of various human tumors has presented dramatic efficacy and is now one of the most promising strategies used for targeted therapy of patients with a variety of malignancies, including hematological cancers and solid tumors. Monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) are able to selectively deliver cytotoxic drugs to tumor cells, which express specific antigens on their surface, and has been suggested as a novel category of agents for use in the development of anticancer targeted therapies...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318959/novel-biological-therapies-in-severe-asthma-targeting-the-right-trait
#19
Gilda Varricchi, Giancarlo Marone, Giuseppe Spadaro, Michele Russo, Francescopaolo Granata, Arturo Genovese, Gianni Marone
Asthma is a heterogeneous disease characterized by chronic airway inflammation that results in a wide spectrum of clinical manifestations. Patients with severe asthma represent a substantial share of consumption of healthcare resources and hospitalization. Moreover, these patients are at risk of increased morbidity and mortality. Recently, several phenotypes and endotypes of asthma have been identified. The identification of specific subtypes of asthma is fundamental for optimizing the clinical benefit of novel treatments...
January 9, 2018: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317734/combined-sep-and-anti-pd-l1-antibody-produces-a-synergistic-antitumor-effect-in-b16-f10-melanoma-bearing-mice
#20
Zhengping Hu, Liang Ye, Yingying Xing, Jinhang Hu, Tao Xi
The increased PD-L1 induces poorer prognosis in melanoma. The treatment with PD-1/PD-L1 antibodies have a low response rate. The combination immunotherapies are the encouraging drug development strategy to receive maximal therapeutic benefit. In this study, we investigated the enhanced antitumor and immunomodulatory activity of combined SEP and αPD-L1 in B16-F10 melanoma-bearing mice. The results shown that combined SEP and αPD-L1 presented significant synergistic antitumor effects, increased the frequency of CD8+ and CD4+ T cells in spleen and tumor, cytotoxic activity of CTL in spleen, and IL-2 and IFN-γ levels in splenocytes and tumor...
January 9, 2018: Scientific Reports
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