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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431892/a-humanized-hla-dr4-mouse-model-for-autoimmune-myocarditis
#1
M Emrah Şelli, Anita C Thomas, David C Wraith, Andrew C Newby
Myocarditis, the principal cause of dilated cardiomyopathy and heart failure in young adults, is associated with autoimmunity to human cardiac α-myosin (hCAM) and the DR4 allele of human major histocompatibility II (MHCII). We developed an hCAM-induced myocarditis model in human HLA-DR4 transgenic mice that lack all mouse MHCII genes, demonstrating that immunization for 3weeks significantly increased splenic T-cell proliferative responses and titres of IgG1 and IgG2c antibodies, abolished weight gain, provoked cardiac inflammation and significantly impaired cardiac output and fractional shortening, by echocardiography, compared to adjuvant-injected mice...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431813/evaluation-of-immune-responses-of-stabilised-sat2-antigens-of-foot-and-mouth-disease-in-cattle
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Katherine A Scott, N M Rathogwa, A V Capozzo, Francois F Maree
Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) vaccines with improved stability and less reliant on a cold-chain are needed to improve the longevity of immune responses elicited in animals. This is especially so for serotypes O and SAT2 which are unstable in mildly acidic pH conditions or at elevated temperatures leading to dissociation of the capsid (146S particle) and loss of immunogenicity. Previously, stabilised SAT2 viruses were generated by reverse genetic approaches and assessed in vitro and in vivo with a guinea pig trial...
April 18, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430648/radioimmunotherapy-for-cd133-colonic-cancer-stem-cells-inhibits-tumor-development-in-nude-mice
#3
Dinghu Weng, Xueyan Jin, Saimei Qin, Xiaoli Lan, Chong Chen, Xun Sun, Xianliang She, Changling Dong, Rui An
Accumulating evidence indicates that cancer stem cells (CSCs) are the cause of tumor drug/radio-resistance or distant metastasis; therefore, it is essential to eliminate CSCs to cure cancer completely. The purpose of this study was to utilize radioimmunotherapy (RIT) to target CD133(+) colonic CSCs and observe whether this prevented tumor development, by assessing the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of HCT116 tumor-bearing nude mice with escalating doses of 131I-AC133.1 monoclonal antibody (mAb), and determining the therapeutic efficacy of RIT with 131I-AC133...
April 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429310/the-protective-association-of-endogenous-immunoglobulins-against-sepsis-mortality-is-restricted-to-patients-with-moderate-organ-failure
#4
Ignacio Martin-Loeches, Arturo Muriel-Bombín, Ricard Ferrer, Antonio Artigas, Jordi Sole-Violan, Leonardo Lorente, David Andaluz-Ojeda, Adriele Prina-Mello, Ruben Herrán-Monge, Borja Suberviola, Ana Rodriguez-Fernandez, Pedro Merino, Ana M Loza, Pablo Garcia-Olivares, Eduardo Anton, Eduardo Tamayo, Wysali Trapiello, Jesús Blanco, Jesús F Bermejo-Martin
BACKGROUND: Pre-evaluation of endogenous immunoglobulin levels is a potential strategy to improve the results of intravenous immunoglobulins in sepsis, but more work has to be done to identify those patients who could benefit the most from this treatment. The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of endogenous immunoglobulins on the mortality risk in sepsis depending on disease severity. METHODS: This was a retrospective observational study including 278 patients admitted to the ICU with sepsis fulfilling the SEPSIS-3 criteria, coming from the Spanish GRECIA and ABISS-EDUSEPSIS cohorts...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428802/regulation-of-th2-responses-by-different-cell-types-expressing-the-interleukin-31-receptor
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Saburo Saito, Ayana Aoki, Iwao Arai, Shinya Takaishi, Haruyasu Ito, Nobutake Akiyama, Hiroshi Kiyonari
BACKGROUND: Interleukin-31 (IL-31) is a recently identified cytokine produced by Th2 cells that is involved in the development of atopic dermatitis-induced skin inflammation and pruritus. Its receptor, IL-31RA, is expressed by a number of cell types, including epithelial cells, eosinophils, and activated monocytes and macrophages. To date, however, the regulation of Th2 responses by distinct cell types and tissues expressing IL-31RA has not been well studied. METHODS: In this study, Cry j 2, one of the major allergens of Japanese cedar pollen, was administered to IL-31RA-deficient or wild-type (WT) mice via nasal or intraperitoneal injection for induction of specific Th2 responses...
2017: Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428630/hinge-deleted-igg4-blocker-therapy-for-acetylcholine-receptor-myasthenia-gravis-in-rhesus-monkeys
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Mario Losen, Aran F Labrijn, Vivianne H van Kranen-Mastenbroek, Maarten L Janmaat, Krista G Haanstra, Frank J Beurskens, Tom Vink, Margreet Jonker, Bert A 't Hart, Marina Mané-Damas, Peter C Molenaar, Pilar Martinez-Martinez, Eline van der Esch, Janine Schuurman, Marc H de Baets, Paul W H I Parren
Autoantibodies against ion channels are the cause of numerous neurologic autoimmune disorders. Frequently, such pathogenic autoantibodies have a restricted epitope-specificity. In such cases, competing antibody formats devoid of pathogenic effector functions (blocker antibodies) have the potential to treat disease by displacing autoantibodies from their target. Here, we have used a model of the neuromuscular autoimmune disease myasthenia gravis in rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta) to test the therapeutic potential of a new blocker antibody: MG was induced by passive transfer of pathogenic acetylcholine receptor-specific monoclonal antibody IgG1-637...
April 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427296/predictors-of-response-to-therapy-with-omalizumab-in-patients-with-severe-allergic-asthma-a-real-life-study
#7
Maria Kallieri, Andriana I Papaioannou, Evgenia Papathanasiou, Polyxeni Ntontsi, Spyridon Papiris, Stelios Loukides
INTRODUCTION: Omalizumab is a recombinant humanized IgG1 monoclonal anti-IgE antibody, used for the treatment of severe refractory allergic asthma. However, not all patients with IgE levels within the limits of administration, respond to treatment. The aim of the present study, was to determine clinical and inflammatory characteristics that could predict response to omalizumab. METHODS: We studied retrospectively patients treated with omalizumab as per GINA guidelines in one asthma tertiary referral center...
April 21, 2017: Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426153/a-non-pathogenic-recombinant-leishmania-expressing-lipophosphoglycan-3-against-experimental-infection-with-leishmania-infantum
#8
Leila Pirdel, Safar Farajnia
Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is caused by Leishmania infantum in the Mediterranean basin and affects primarily children and immunosuppressed individuals. Various strategies of vaccination have so far been examined by either protein or DNA without achievable complete protection against the disease. The live non-pathogenic lizard parasite, Leishmania tarentolae, expressing elected Leishmania antigens has recently provided a promising new approach as a safe and effective live vaccine candidate to prevent leishmaniasis...
April 20, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424686/mucosal-and-systemic-immune-responses-to-influenza-h7n9-antigen-ha1-2-co-delivered-intranasally-with-flagellin-or-polyethyleneimine-in-mice-and-chickens
#9
Li Song, Dan Xiong, Hongqin Song, Lili Wu, Meihua Zhang, Xilong Kang, Zhiming Pan, Xinan Jiao
Consecutive cases of human infection with H7N9 influenza viruses since 2013 in China have prompted efforts to develop an effective treatment. Subunit vaccines introduced by intranasal administration can block an infection at its primary site; flagellin (fliC) and polyethyleneimine (PEI) have been shown to be potent adjuvants. We previously generated the hemagglutinin (HA)1-2-fliC fusion protein consisting of the globular head domain (HA1-2; amino acids 62-284) of HA fused with Salmonella typhimurium fliC. In the present study, we investigated its effectiveness of both flagellin and PEI as mucosal adjuvants for the H7N9 influenza subunit vaccine...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423301/risankizumab-versus-ustekinumab-for-moderate-to-severe-plaque-psoriasis
#10
Kim A Papp, Andrew Blauvelt, Michael Bukhalo, Melinda Gooderham, James Krueger, Jean-Philippe Lacour, Alan Menter, Sandra Philipp, Howard Sofen, Stephen Tyring, Beate R Berner, Sudha Visvanathan, Chandrasena Pamulapati, Nathan Bennett, Mary Flack, Paul Scholl, Steven J Padula
Background Interleukin-23 is thought to be critical to the pathogenesis of psoriasis. We compared risankizumab (BI 655066), a humanized IgG1 monoclonal antibody that inhibits interleukin-23 by specifically targeting the p19 subunit and thus prevents interleukin-23 signaling, and ustekinumab, an interleukin-12 and interleukin-23 inhibitor, in patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis. Methods We randomly assigned a total of 166 patients to receive subcutaneous injections of risankizumab (a single 18-mg dose at week 0 or 90-mg or 180-mg doses at weeks 0, 4, and 16) or ustekinumab (45 or 90 mg, according to body weight, at weeks 0, 4, and 16)...
April 20, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422786/antibody-mediated-immune-exclusion-of-hiv
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Ruth M Ruprecht, Samir K Lakhashe
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Although approximately 90% of all HIV transmissions in humans occur through mucosal contact, the induction of mucosal anti-HIV immune responses has remained understudied. Here we summarize data demonstrating the powerful protection that is achievable at mucosal frontlines through virus-specific mucosal IgA alone or combined with IgG. RECENT FINDINGS: Passive immunization with different monoclonal antibody subclasses but identical epitope specificity (the conserved V3-loop crown of HIV gp120) has revealed that the dimeric IgA1 (dIgA1) form with its open hinge can prevent simian-human immunodeficiency virus (SHIV) acquisition in rhesus macaques at a higher rate than dIgA2...
May 2017: Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422752/t-bet-b-cells-are-induced-by-human-viral-infections-and-dominate-the-hiv-gp140-response
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James J Knox, Marcus Buggert, Lela Kardava, Kelly E Seaton, Michael A Eller, David H Canaday, Merlin L Robb, Mario A Ostrowski, Steven G Deeks, Mark K Slifka, Georgia D Tomaras, Susan Moir, M Anthony Moody, Michael R Betts
Humoral immunity is critical for viral control, but the identity and mechanisms regulating human antiviral B cells are unclear. Here, we characterized human B cells expressing T-bet and analyzed their dynamics during viral infections. T-bet+ B cells demonstrated an activated phenotype, a distinct transcriptional profile, and were enriched for expression of the antiviral immunoglobulin isotypes IgG1 and IgG3. T-bet+ B cells expanded following yellow fever virus and vaccinia virus vaccinations and also during early acute HIV infection...
April 20, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421307/an-efficient-and-rapid-method-to-monitor-the-oxidative-degradation-of-protein-pharmaceuticals-probing-tyrosine-oxidation-with-fluorogenic-derivatization
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Rupesh Bommana, Olivier Mozziconacci, Y John Wang, Christian Schöneich
PURPOSE: The loss of potency of protein therapeutics can be linked to the oxidation of specific amino acid residues leading to a great variety of oxidative modifications. The comprehensive identification of these oxidative modifications requires high-resolution mass spectrometry analysis, which requires time and expensive resources. Here, we propose a fluorogenic derivatization method of oxidized Tyr and Phe yielding benzoxazole derivatives, as an orthogonal technique for the rapid screening of protein oxidation...
April 18, 2017: Pharmaceutical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418945/tendonitis-and-tendon-rupture-after-treatment-with-rituximab-a-case-series
#14
Ali Alqahtani, Marwa Sabha, Thaer Abdelfattah, Khaled Srour, Turki Dhayihi, Bashar Kahaleh, Nezam Altorok
CLINICAL DATA: Rituximab is a mouse/human chimeric anti-CD20 IgG1 monoclonal antibody used to treat cancer and autoimmune conditions. Side effects of rituximab include fever, rash, cytopenia and hypotension, back pain, arthralgia, and myalgia. Here, we report on 3 patients who developed moderate to severe tendonitis after the second infusion of rituximab. THERAPEUTIC CHALLENGE: We report 3 patients who developed tendonitis after the second infusion of rituximab...
April 14, 2017: American Journal of Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418769/persistency-of-neutralizing-anti-interferon-%C3%AE-antibodies-in-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis-treated-with-subcutaneous-interferon-%C3%AE-depends-on-antibody-titers-igg-subclasses-and-affinity-maturation
#15
Irena Dujmovic, Harald Hegen, Pedro Paz, Ed Croze, Florian Deisenhammer
Neutralizing antibodies may affect interferon (IFN)-β treatment efficacy, but mechanisms of neutralizing anti-drug antibody (ADA) evolution are not fully elucidated. We investigated the relationship between ADA titers, IgG subclass profile, and binding affinity with the development and persistency of neutralizing ADA in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS) patients treated with subcutaneous IFN-β. A total of 94 patients, who had blood sampling at months 6, 12, 24, and 36 during IFN-β therapy, were included into this retrospective study and stratified to the following: non-neutralizing, transient, and persistent neutralizing ADA status...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Interferon & Cytokine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417501/d-dimer-level-in-association-with-humoral-responses-negatively-correlates-with-survival-of-porcine-islet-grafts-in-non-human-primates-with-immunosuppression
#16
Hee Jung Kang, Haneulnari Lee, Eun Mi Park, Jong-Min Kim, Byoung-Hoon Min, Chung-Gyu Park
BACKGROUND: Several immunosuppression (IS) regimens achieve long-term graft survival in non-human primates (NHPs) after porcine islet transplantation (PITx), but their success rates vary. To understand the mechanism of graft loss, we investigated the relationships between graft survival and humoral or inflammatory responses for maintenance IS in NHPs after PITx. METHODS: Islets purified from adult wild-type pigs were intraportally transplanted into streptozotocin-induced diabetic rhesus monkeys...
April 18, 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412367/deciphering-antigen-responding-antibody-repertoires-by-using-next-generation-sequencing-and-confirming-them-through-antibody-gene-synthesis
#17
Naoko Kono, Lin Sun, Hiroyuki Toh, Takeyuki Shimizu, Hanbing Xue, Osamu Numata, Manabu Ato, Kazuo Ohnishi, Shigeyuki Itamura
Vast diversity and high specificity of antigen recognition by antibodies are hallmarks of the acquired immune system. Although the molecular mechanisms that yield the extremely large antibody repertoires are precisely understood, comprehensive description of the global antibody repertoire generated in individual bodies has been hindered by the lack of powerful measures. To obtain holistic understanding of the antibody-repertoire space, we used next-generation sequencing (NGS) to analyze the deep profiles of naive and antigen-responding repertoires of the IgM, IgG1, and IgG2c classes formed in individual mice...
April 12, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410816/the-pneumocell-study-vaccination-of-igg1-and-igg2-deficient-patients-with-prevnar13
#18
Salah Zangenah, Linda Björkhem-Bergman, Anna-Carin Norlin, Susanne Hansen, Lars Lindqvist, Birgitta Henriques-Normark, Peter Bergman
BACKGROUND: Patients with IgG-deficiency often suffer from repeated bacterial infections with S. pneumoniae. Since there is a lack of knowledge regarding whether IgG-deficient patients would benefit from conjugate pneumococcal vaccination, we set out to evaluate the effect of Prevnar13 vaccination in IgG1- and/or IgG2-deficient patients. METHOD: We designed a small pilot-study including IgG1- and/or IgG2-deficient patients (n=10) and age- and sex-matched healthy controls (n=10)...
May 9, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407558/cd11b-regulates-antibody-class-switching-via-induction-of-aid
#19
Seohyun Park, Hyunsub Sim, Hye-In Kim, Daecheol Jeong, Guang Wu, Soo Young Cho, Young Seek Lee, Hyung-Joo Kwon, Keunwook Lee
The integrin CD11b, which is encoded by the integrin subunit alpha M (ITGAM), is primarily expressed on the surface of innate immune cells. Genetic variations in ITGAM are among the strongest risk factors for systemic lupus erythematosus, an autoimmune disease characterized by the presence of autoantibodies. However, the regulatory function of CD11b in the antibody responses remains unclear. Here, we report the induction of CD11b in activated B2 B cells and define its unexpected role in immunoglobulin heavy chain class switch recombination (CSR)...
April 10, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406969/reconstruction-of-3d-structures-of-met-antibodies-from-electron-microscopy-2d-class-averages
#20
Qi Chen, Michal Vieth, David E Timm, Christine Humblet, Dina Schneidman-Duhovny, Ilan E Chemmama, Andrej Sali, Wei Zeng, Jirong Lu, Ling Liu
Dynamics of three MET antibody constructs (IgG1, IgG2, and IgG4) and the IgG4-MET antigen complex was investigated by creating their atomic models with an integrative experimental and computational approach. In particular, we used two-dimensional (2D) Electron Microscopy (EM) images, image class averaging, homology modeling, Rapidly exploring Random Tree (RRT) structure sampling, and fitting of models to images, to find the relative orientations of antibody domains that are consistent with the EM images. We revealed that the conformational preferences of the constructs depend on the extent of the hinge flexibility...
2017: PloS One
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