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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333745/increased-sensitivity-and-high-specificity-of-indirect-immunofluorescence-in-detecting-igg-subclasses-for-diagnosis-of-bullous-pemphigoid
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J Jankásková, O N Horváth, R Varga, P Arenberger, E Schmidt, T Ruzicka, M Sárdy
BACKGROUND: Indirect immunofluorescence (IIF) microscopy on monkey oesophagus is an important assay for the diagnosis of bullous pemphigoid (BP). Its relatively low sensitivity (60-80%) may be partly due to insufficient detection of minor IgG subclasses. AIM: To determine the operating characteristics of an IgG subclass in IIF. METHODS: We designed a retrospective, dual-centre, controlled cohort study on sera from 64 BP sera that had been rated as false negatives by traditional IIF microscopy, and assessed circulating IgG1 , IgG3 and IgG4 autoantibodies...
January 14, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
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
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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/29329618/vaccination-against-fasciola-hepatica-using-cathepsin-l3-and-b3-proteases-delivered-alone-or-in-combination
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Agnieszka Wesołowska, Katarzyna Basałaj, Luke J Norbury, Alicja Sielicka, Halina Wędrychowicz, Anna Zawistowska-Deniziak
No licensed vaccine is currently available for prevention of Fasciola hepatica infections. However, considering the alarming increase in drug resistance, there is an urgent need for a safe and fully effective vaccine against fasciolosis. Here, we tested if cathepsins L (FhCL3-1, FhCL3-2) and B (FhCB3) secreted by juvenile liver flukes are viable vaccine targets when delivered alone or in combination in a rat model. Since control over the early immune response is crucial for parasite's establishment in its host, it was hypothesised that targeting fluke juvenile stages may prove beneficial...
January 30, 2018: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324282/influence-of-glycan-modification-on-igg1-biochemical-and-biophysical-properties
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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/29324238/immunization-with-recombinant-flid-confers-protection-against-helicobacter-pylori-infection-in-mice
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Amir Ghasemi, Nazanin Mohammad, Josef Mautner, Mehrnaz Taghipour Karsabet, Abolfazl Ardjmand, Rezvan Moniri
Nearly half of the world's population is infected with Helicobacter pylori. Clinical manifestations of this infection range from gastritis and peptic ulcers to gastric adenocarcinoma and lymphoma. Due to the emerging of antibiotic resistant strains and poor patient compliance of the antibiotic therapy, there is increasing interest in the development of a protective vaccine against H. pylori infection. The bacterial protein FliD forms a capping structure on the end of each flagellum which is critical to prevent depolymerization and structural degradation...
January 8, 2018: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322016/evaluation-of-in%C3%A2-vitro-and-in%C3%A2-vivo-antileishmanial-potential-of-bergenin-rich-bergenia-ligulata-wall-engl-root-extract-against-visceral-leishmaniasis-in-inbred-balb-c-mice-through-immunomodulation
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Rupinder Kaur, Sukhbir Kaur
Background: Medicinal plants with immunomodulatory properties can provide good alternative therapeutics for curing visceral leishmaniasis. Bergenia ligulata (Wall.) Engl. is an interesting plant with strong antioxidant, antimicrobial, immunomodulatory and hepatoprotective properties. Aim: The present study was planned to determine the antileishmanial activity of plant extract by modulating the immune responses of inbred BALB/c mice. Methodology: Bergenin, the principle active component of B...
January 2018: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319896/skin-inflammation-exacerbates-food-allergy-symptoms-in-epicutaneously-sensitized-mice
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Akiko Kawasaki, Naohiro Ito, Hiroki Murai, Motoko Yasutomi, Hironobu Naiki, Yusei Ohshima
BACKGROUND: Cutaneous exposure to food antigen through impaired skin barrier has been shown to induce epicutaneous sensitization, thereby causing IgE-mediated food allergies. OBJECTIVE: We examined whether skin barrier impairment following epicutaneous sensitization exacerbates food allergies. METHODS: BALB/c mice were epicutaneously sensitized by repeated application of ovalbumin (OVA) to MC903-pretreated ear skin for 48 hours weekly and then intragastrically challenged with OVA...
January 10, 2018: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319188/immunoprofile-of-%C3%AE-gal-and-b-antigen-specific-responses-differentiate-red-meat-allergic-patients-from-healthy-individuals
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Danijela Apostolovic, Rui Da Silva Rodrigues, Preethi Thomas, Maria Starkhammar, Carl Hamsten, Marianne van Hage
BACKGROUND: The Galactose-α-1,3-galactose (α-Gal) epitope is involved in red meat allergy. As α-Gal is structurally similar to the blood group B antigen, we explored the relationship between the immune responses to α-Gal- and the B-antigen in red meat allergic patients compared to healthy A/O or B blood donors. METHODS: Sera from 51 red meat allergic patients IgE positive to α-Gal and 102 healthy blood donors (51 blood group A/O; 51 blood group B), were included...
January 10, 2018: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318404/does-alk-rearrangement-predict-favorable-response-to-the-therapy-of-bevacizumab-plus-pemetrexed-in-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-case-report-and-literature-review
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Zhichao Liu, Youting Bao, Butuo Li, Xindong Sun, Linlin Wang
BACKGROUND: Advanced ALK-rearranged non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients will develop acquired resistance after anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) inhibitors therapies. Vascular endothelial growth factor-A (VEGF-A) production and tumor vessel formation were found to be more significantly enriched in ALK-rearrangement NSCLC than that in epidermal growth factor receptor or Kirsten rat sarcoma viral oncogene mutated NSCLC. However, the correlation between ALK rearrangement and the efficacy of bevacizumab (a recombinant humanized IgG1 monoclonal antibody targeting VEGF-A) was still elusive...
January 9, 2018: Clinical and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317815/double-stranded-phosphodiester-cytosine-guanine-oligodeoxynucleotide-complexed-with-calcium-phosphate-as-a-potent-vaccine-adjuvant-for-activating-cellular-and-th1-type-humoral-immunities
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Nobutaka Hanagata, Xianglan Li, Min-Hua Chen, Jie Li, Shinya Hattori
Conventional class B cytosine-guanine (CpG) (CpG-B) oligodeoxynucleotide (ODNs) consisting of a single-stranded (ss) phosphorothioate (PT) backbone (ss CpG-B-PT) is converted from a proinflammatory cytokine inducer to a type-I interferon (IFN) inducer when complexed with cationic materials. In this study, we designed ss CpG-B and double-stranded (ds) CpG-B ODNs with a phosphodiester (PD) backbone (ss CpG-B-PD and ds CpG-B-PD, respectively) that became type-I IFN inducers upon complexation with Lipofectamine 2000 (Lipo), a cationic liposome...
2018: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315494/isotype-dependent-on-column-non-reversible-aggregation-of-monoclonal-antibodies
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Monika Farys, Daniel Gibson, Alan Lewis, Will Lewis, Richard Kucia-Tran
Monoclonal antibodies of the IgG2 and IgG4 isotype were found to exhibit an increased propensity for displaying two-peak elution profiles during cation exchange chromatography. In some cases, this two-peak elution profile also resulted in the formation of non-reversible mAb aggregates. Comparison of IgG1, IgG2 and IgG4 molecules with the same variable region reveals that the two-peak behaviour is predominantly mediated by the constant region and most likely the lower CH1, hinge and upper CH2 regions of the mAb...
January 8, 2018: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315487/using-extensional-flow-to-reveal-diverse-aggregation-landscapes-for-three-igg1-molecules
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Leon F Willis, Amit Kumar, John Dobson, Nick Bond, David Lowe, Richard Turner, Sheena E Radford, Nikil Kapur, David J Brockwell
Monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) currently dominate the biopharmaceutical sector due to their potency and efficacy against a range of disease targets. These proteinaceous therapeutics are, however, susceptible to unfolding, mis-folding and aggregation by environmental perturbations. Aggregation thus poses an enormous challenge to biopharmaceutical development, production, formulation and storage. Hydrodynamic forces have also been linked to aggregation, but the ability of different flow fields (e.g. shear and extensional flow) to trigger aggregation has remained unclear...
January 8, 2018: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315012/development-of-an-anti-her2-monoclonal-antibody-h2mab-139-against-colon-cancer
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Mika K Kaneko, Shinji Yamada, Shunsuke Itai, Yukinari Kato
Human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) expression has been reported in several cancers, such as breast, gastric, lung, pancreatic, and colorectal cancers. HER2 is overexpressed in those cancers and is associated with poor clinical outcomes. Trastuzumab, a humanized anti-HER2 antibody, provides significant survival benefits for patients with HER2-overexpressing breast cancers and gastric cancers. In this study, we developed a novel anti-HER2 monoclonal antibody (mAb), H2Mab-139 (IgG1, kappa) and investigated it against colon cancers using flow cytometry, western blot, and immunohistochemical analyses...
January 9, 2018: Monoclonal Antibodies in Immunodiagnosis and Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313485/biological-and-molecular-characterization-of-trypanosoma-cruzi-strains-from-four-states-of-brazil
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Aline Rimoldi Ribeiro, Luciana Lima, Larissa Aguiar de Almeida, Joana Monteiro, Cláudia Jassica Gonçalves Moreno, Juliana Damieli Nascimento, Renato Freitas de Araújo, Fernanda Mello, Luciamáre Perinetti Alves Martins, Márcia Aparecida Silva Graminha, Marta Maria Geraldes Teixeira, Marcelo Sousa Silva, Mário Steindel, João Aristeu da Rosa
Chagas disease affects between six and seven million people. Its etiological agent, Trypanosoma cruzi, is classified into six discrete typing units (DTUs). The biological study of 11 T. cruzi strains presented here included four parameters: growth kinetics, parasitemia curves, rate of macrophage infection, and serology to evaluate IgM, total IgG, IgG1, IgG2a, and IgG3. Sequencing of small subunit of ribosomal RNA (SSU rRNA)was performed and the T. cruzi strains were classified into three DTUs. When their growth in liver infusion tryptose medium was represented in curves, differences among the strains could be noted...
January 8, 2018: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313446/monoclonal-antibody-higher-order-structure-analysis-by-high-throughput-protein-conformational-array
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Yuanli Song, Deqiang Yu, Mukesh Mayani, Nesredin Mussa, Zheng Jian Li
The elucidation of antibody higher order structure (HOS) is critical in therapeutic antibody development. Since HOS determines the protein bioactivity and chemo-physical properties, this knowledge can help to ensure that the safety and efficacy attributes are not compromised. Protein conformational array (PCA) is a novel method for determining the HOS of monoclonal antibodies. Previously, we successfully utilized an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)-based PCA along with other bioanalytical tools to elucidate the structures of antibody aggregates...
January 9, 2018: MAbs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313429/evaluation-of-different-vector-design-strategies-for-the-expression-of-recombinant-monoclonal-antibody-in-cho-cells
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Hadi Bayat, Saghar Hossienzadeh, Es'hagh Pourmaleki, Roshanak Ahani, Azam Rahimpour
Monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) have emerged as the most promising category of recombinant proteins due to their high efficiency for the treatment of a wide range of human diseases. The complex nature of mAbs creates a great deal of challenges in both upstream and downstream manufacturing processes. Proportional expression and correct folding and assembly of the light chain and heavy chain are required for efficient production of the mAbs. In this regard, expression vector design has proven to have profound effects on the antibody expression level as well as its stability and quality...
January 9, 2018: Preparative Biochemistry & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311431/evaluation-of-ph-sensitive-fusogenic-polymer-modified-liposomes-co-loaded-with-antigen-and-%C3%AE-galactosylceramide-as-an-anti-tumor-vaccine
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Seiji Okazaki, Tadashi Iwasaki, Eiji Yuba, Shinobu Watarai
pH-Sensitive fusogenic polymer-modified (pH-sensitive) liposomes co-loaded with tumor model antigen, ovalbumin (OVA), and adjuvant, α-galactosylceramide (α-GalCer) were fabricated and administered subcutaneously into mice. The ability of pH-sensitive liposomes containing OVA and α-GalCer to stimulate cellular and humoral immune responses in vivo was compared with OVA-encapsulating pH-sensitive liposomes as well as with OVA alone. After immunization, significant OVA-specific antibodies were detected in the serum...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303166/multi-step-conformational-transitions-in-heat-treated-protein-therapeutics-can-be-monitored-in-real-time-with-temperature-controlled-electrospray-ionization-mass-spectrometry
#18
Guanbo Wang, Pavel V Bondarenko, Igor A Kaltashov
Heat-induced conformational transitions are frequently used to probe the free energy landscapes of proteins. However, the extraction of information from thermal denaturation profiles pertaining to non-native protein conformations remains challenging due to their transient nature and significant conformational heterogeneity. Previously we developed a temperature-controlled electrospray ionization (ESI) source that allowed unfolding and association of biopolymers to be monitored by mass spectrometry (MS) in real time as a function of temperature...
January 5, 2018: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302824/brucella-abortus-phosphoglyceromutase-and-dihydrodipicolinate-reductase-induce-th1-and-th2-related-immune-responses
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Zhiqiang Li, Hui Zhang, Jinliang Zhang, Li Xi, Guangli Yang, Shuli Wang, Qingfeng Zhou, Xiaogen Zhang, Junbo Zhang
Brucellae are intracellular bacterial pathogens that cause Brucellosis, bringing great economic burdens to developing countries. The pathogenic mechanisms of Brucella are still poorly understood. Earlier immune response plays an important role in the Brucella infection. Phosphoglyceromutase (PGM) and dihydrodipicolinate reductase (DapB) were cloned, expressed, purified, and their immunocompetence was analyzed. Cytokines were detected by murine macrophages (RAW 264.7) and splenocytes that stimulated with the two recombinant proteins...
January 4, 2018: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299701/effects-of-drying-process-on-an-igg1-monoclonal-antibody-using-solid-state-hydrogen-deuterium-exchange-with-mass-spectrometric-analysis-sshdx-ms
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Ehab M Moussa, Nathan E Wilson, Qi Tony Zhou, Satish K Singh, Sandeep Nema, Elizabeth M Topp
PURPOSE: Lyophilization and spray drying are widely used to manufacture solid forms of therapeutic proteins. Lyophilization is used to stabilize proteins vulnerable to degradation in solution, whereas spray drying is mainly used to prepare inhalation powders or as an alternative to freezing for storing bulk drug substance. Both processes impose stresses that may adversely affect protein structure, stability and bioactivity. Here, we compared lyophilization with and without controlled ice nucleation, and spray drying for their effects on the solid-state conformation and matrix interactions of a model IgG1 monoclonal antibody (mAb)...
January 3, 2018: Pharmaceutical Research
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