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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727817/immunogenicity-of-a-novel-clade-b-hiv-1-vaccine-combination-results-of-phase-1-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial-of-an-hiv-1-gm-csf-expressing-dna-prime-with-a-modified-vaccinia-ankara-vaccine-boost-in-healthy-hiv-1-uninfected-adults
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Susan P Buchbinder, Nicole A Grunenberg, Brittany J Sanchez, Kelly E Seaton, Guido Ferrari, M Anthony Moody, Nicole Frahm, David C Montefiori, Christine M Hay, Paul A Goepfert, Lindsey R Baden, Harriet L Robinson, Xuesong Yu, Peter B Gilbert, M Juliana McElrath, Yunda Huang, Georgia D Tomaras
BACKGROUND: A phase 1 trial of a clade B HIV vaccine in HIV-uninfected adults evaluated the safety and immunogenicity of a DNA prime co-expressing GM-CSF (Dg) followed by different numbers and intervals of modified vaccinia Ankara Boosts (M). Both vaccines produce virus-like particles presenting membrane-bound Env. METHODS: Four US sites randomized 48 participants to receiving 1/10th the DNA dose as DgDgMMM given at 0, 2, 4, 6 and 8 months, or full dose DgDgM_M or DgDgMM_M regimens, given at 0, 2, 4, and 8 months, and 0, 2, 4, 6, and 10 months, respectively...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723905/evolution-of-anti-trypanosoma-cruzi-antibody-production-in-patients-with-chronic-chagas-disease-correlation-between-antibody-titers-and-development-of-cardiac-disease-severity
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Ingebourg Georg, Alejandro Marcel Hasslocher-Moreno, Sergio Salles Xavier, Marcelo Teixeira de Holanda, Eric Henrique Roma, Maria da Gloria Bonecini-Almeida
Chagas disease is one of the most important endemic infections in Latin America affecting around 6-7 million people. About 30-50% of patients develop the cardiac form of the disease, which can lead to severe cardiac dysfunction and death. In this scenario, the identification of immunological markers of disease progression would be a valuable tool for early treatment and reduction of death rates. In this observational study, the production of anti-Trypanosoma cruzi antibodies through a retrospective longitudinal follow-up in chronic Chagas disease patients´ cohort and its correlation with disease progression and heart commitment was evaluated...
July 19, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723698/application-technical-issues-and-interpretation-of-c1q-for-graft-outcome
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Dolly B Tyan
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Significant interest and controversy surround the use of C1q for determining risk of antibody-mediated rejection (AMR) and graft loss. Alternate models for predicting outcomes have been proposed. This review focuses on the correlation of currently utilized assays for outcome, together with the technical and theoretical limitations, to distill current thinking. RECENT FINDINGS: Results demonstrate that C1q status is significantly correlated with AMR and graft loss...
July 18, 2017: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716013/long-term-renal-survival-of-%C3%AE-3-heavy-chain-deposition-disease-a-case-report
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Takayuki Katsuno, Shige Mizuno, Masatsuna Mabuchi, Naotake Tsuboi, Atsushi Komatsuda, Shoichi Maruyama
BACKGROUND: Monoclonal immunoglobulin deposition disease (MIDD) is characterized by the non-amyloid deposition of monoclonal immunoglobulin fragments in the basement membranes. Heavy chain deposition disease (HCDD) is a type of MIDD. HCDD is an extremely rare disease, and only three cases have been reported in Japan up to the present. The prognosis of HCDD is very poor, and optimal treatment has not been established. Only a few cases of HCDD with favorable long-term renal prognosis have been reported to date...
July 17, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710441/igg3-antigen-complexes-are-deposited-on-follicular-dendritic-cells-in-the-presence-of-c1q-and-c3
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Lu Zhang, Zhoujie Ding, Birgitta Heyman
IgG3, passively administered together with small proteins, induces enhanced primary humoral responses against these proteins. We previously found that, within 2 h of immunization, marginal zone (MZ) B cells capture IgG3-antigen complexes and transport them into splenic follicles and that this requires the presence of complement receptors 1 and 2. We have here investigated the localization of IgG3 anti-2, 4, 6-trinitrophenyl (TNP)/biotin-ovalbumin-TNP immune complexes in the follicles and the involvement of classical versus total complement activation in this process...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698287/blimp-1-dependent-and-independent-natural-antibody-production-by-b-1-and-b-1-derived-plasma-cells
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Hannah P Savage, Vanessa M Yenson, Sanjam S Sawhney, Betty J Mousseau, Frances E Lund, Nicole Baumgarth
Natural antibodies contribute to tissue homeostasis and protect against infections. They are secreted constitutively without external antigenic stimulation. The differentiation state and regulatory pathways that enable continuous natural antibody production by B-1 cells, the main cellular source in mice, remain incompletely understood. Here we demonstrate that natural IgM-secreting B-1 cells in the spleen and bone marrow are heterogeneous, consisting of (a) terminally differentiated B-1-derived plasma cells expressing the transcriptional regulator of differentiation, Blimp-1, (b) Blimp-1(+), and (c) Blimp-1(neg) phenotypic B-1 cells...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688880/igg3-subclass-a-possible-trigger-of-mixed-cryoglobulin-cascade-in-hepatitis-c-virus-chronic-infection
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Umberto Basile, Francesca Gulli, Laura Gragnani, Elisa Fognani, Cecilia Napodano, Krizia Pocino, Anna Linda Zignego, Gian Ludovico Rapaccini
HCV is a hepatotropic and lymphotropic virus and is the most frequent cause of "benign" mono-oligoclonal B-lymphocyte proliferation, observed in mixed cryoglobulinemia (MC). The study aims to investigate the presence, prevalence and characteristics of the subclasses of cryoglobulins in HCV-patients to look for a relationship with MC. Fifty HCV-infected patients with cryoglobulins were enrolled. IgG subclasses were characterized in cryoprecipitate, and serum IgG and IgM Rheumatoid Factor (RF) were determined...
June 24, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687406/comparative-efficacy-and-toxicity-of-two-vaccine-candidates-against-sporothrix-schenckii-using-either-montanide%C3%A2-pet-gel-a-or-aluminum-hydroxide-adjuvants-in-mice
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Deivys Leandro Portuondo, Alexander Batista-Duharte, Lucas Souza Ferreira, Cleverton Roberto de Andrade, Camila Quinello, Damiana Téllez-Martínez, Maria Luiza de Aguiar Loesch, Iracilda Zeppone Carlos
Sporotrichosis is an important zoonosis in Brazil and the most frequent subcutaneous mycosis in Latin America, caused by different Sporothrix species. Currently, there is no effective vaccine available to prevent this disease. In this study, the efficacy and toxicity of the adjuvant Montanide™ Pet Gel A (PGA) formulated with S. schenckii cell wall proteins (ssCWP) was evaluated and compared with that of aluminum hydroxide (AH). Balb/c mice received two subcutaneous doses (1st and 14th days) of either the unadjuvanted or adjuvanted vaccine candidates...
July 4, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686149/enhanced-opsonisation-of-rhesus-d-positive-human-red-blood-cells-by-recombinant-polymeric-immunoglobulin-g-anti-g-antibodies
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Dylana Díaz-Solano, Jaheli Fuenmayor, Ramon F Montaño
BACKGROUND: Anti-RhD antibodies (anti-D) are important in the prophylaxis of haemolytic disease of the foetus and newborn (HDFN) due to RhD incompatibility. Current preparations of anti-D are sourced from hyperimmune human plasma, so its production carries a risk of disease and is dependent on donor availability. Despite the efforts to develop a monoclonal preparation with similar prophylactic properties to the plasma-derived anti-D, no such antibody is yet available. Here we studied the agglutinating, opsonic and haemolytic activities of two recombinant polymeric immunoglobulins (Ig) against the G antigen of the Rh complex...
May 30, 2017: Blood Transfusion, Trasfusione del Sangue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665894/non-hla-antibodies-impact-on-c4d-staining-stellate-cell-activation-and-fibrosis-in-liver-allografts
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Jacqueline G OʼLeary, Anthony J Demetris, Aurélie Philippe, Robert Freeman, Junchao Cai, Harald Heidecke, Cory Smith, Brent Hart, Linda W Jennings, Rusan Catar, Mathew Everly, Goran B Klintmalm, Duska Dragun
BACKGROUND: Recent data has shown an increased risk for rejection, fibrosis progression, and death in liver transplant (LT) recipients with preformed or de novo HLA donor-specific alloantibodies (DSA). However, the role of non-HLA autoantibodies and the interaction between HLA DSA and non-HLA autoantibodies remains uncharacterized. METHODS: We analyzed 1269 primary LT recipients from 1/2000-4/2009 with known HLA DSA status for Angiotensin II Type-1 Receptor and Endothelin-1 Type A receptor autoantibodies(anti-AT1R-Abs and anti-ETAR-Abs respectively) pre-LT and year-1 post-LT...
June 29, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662180/kai-1-and-kai-2-characterization-of-these-dog-erythrocyte-antigens-by-monoclonal-antibodies
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Jae Ho Lee, Urs Giger, Hee Young Kim
Dog Erythrocyte Antigens (DEA) have thus far been found by sensitizing dogs with canine allogeneic blood and are clinically important regarding blood transfusion incompatibilities, but remain poorly defined. The goals of this study were to discover and characterize two DEAs, named as Kai 1 and Kai 2. The monoclonal antibodies were produced by mouse hybridoma techniques and examined by ELISA isotyping, immunoblotting, and affinity chromatography. Canine blood samples were typed and the development of alloantibodies was examined in transfused dogs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661087/efficacy-of-substance-removal-by-immunoadsorption-with-a-selective-plasma-separator
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Norio Hanafusa, Hiroko Yamamoto, Masaki Tamachi, Toshihiro Torato, Satoko Sakurai, Ken Tsuchiya, Kosaku Nitta, Masaomi Nangaku
Immunoadsorption with a tryptophan-conjugated column has a limited capacity and reduces fibrinogen. We speculated that immunoadsorption with a selective plasma separator has higher efficiency in removing immunoglobulins than ordinary immunoadsorption without affecting coagulation factors. This study investigated the efficacy of immunoadsorption with a selective plasma separator in vitro. The sieving coefficients, the pool concentration, and the adsorbed amount were investigated serially with up to 5 L of processed plasma...
June 2017: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637300/commercial-rodent-diets-differentially-regulate-autoimmune-glomerulonephritis-epigenetics-and-microbiota-in-mrl-lpr-mice
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Michael R Edwards, Rujuan Dai, Bettina Heid, Thomas E Cecere, Deena Khan, Qinghui Mu, Catharine Cowan, Xin M Luo, S Ansar Ahmed
The course and severity of lupus in spontaneous murine lupus models varies among laboratories, which may be due to variations in diet, housing and/or local environmental conditions. In this study, we investigated the influence of common rodent diets while keeping other factors constant. Female lupus-prone MRL/lpr mice were subjected to the same housing conditions and given one of the three diets: Teklad 7013 containing isoflavone rich soy and alfalfa, Harlan 2018 isoflavone rich soy-based diet, or ResearchDiets Inc...
June 15, 2017: International Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634480/fc-galactosylation-of-human-immunoglobulin-gamma-isotypes-improves-c1q-binding-and-enhances-complement-dependent-cytotoxicity
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Benjamin Peschke, Christian W Keller, Patrick Weber, Isaak Quast, Jan D Lünemann
Binding of the complement component C1q to the CH2 domain of antigen-bound immunoglobulin gamma (IgG) activates the classical complement pathway and depends on its close proximity to Fc fragments of neighboring antibodies. IgG subclasses contain a highly conserved asparagine 297 (N)-linked biantennary glycan within their CH2 domains, the core structure of which can be extended with terminal galactose and sialic acid residues. To investigate whether Fc-glycosylation regulates effector functions of human IgG subclasses, we cloned the antigen-binding region of the CD20-specific monoclonal antibody rituximab into IgG isotype expression vectors...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620068/x-box-binding-protein-1-dependent-plasma-cell-responses-limit-the-development-of-atherosclerosis
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Andrew P Sage, Meritxell Nus, Jayashree Bagchi Chakraborty, Dimitrios Tsiantoulas, Stephen A Newland, Alison J Finigan, Leanne Masters, Christoph J Binder, Ziad Mallat
Rationale: Diverse B cell responses and functions may be involved in atherosclerosis. Protective antibody responses, such as those against oxidized lipid epitopes, are thought to mainly derive from T cell-independent innate B cell subsets. In contrast, both pathogenic and protective roles have been associated with T cell-dependent antibodies and their importance in both humans and mouse models is still unclear. Objective: To specifically target antibody production by plasma cells and determine the impact on atherosclerotic plaque development in mice with and without CD4+ T cells...
June 15, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615147/hiv-specific-b-cell-frequency-correlates-with-neutralization-breadth-in-patients-naturally-controlling-hiv-infection
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Angeline Rouers, Jéromine Klingler, Bin Su, Assia Samri, Géraldine Laumond, Sophie Even, Véronique Avettand-Fenoel, Clemence Richetta, Nicodème Paul, Faroudy Boufassa, Laurent Hocqueloux, Hugo Mouquet, Christine Rouzioux, Olivier Lambotte, Brigitte Autran, Stéphanie Graff-Dubois, Christiane Moog, Arnaud Moris
HIV-specific broadly neutralizing antibodies (bnAbs) have been isolated from patients with high viremia but also from HIV controllers that repress HIV-1 replication. In these elite controllers (ECs), multiple parameters contribute to viral suppression, including genetic factors and immune responses. Defining the immune correlates associated with the generation of bnAbs may help in designing efficient immunotherapies. In this study, in ECs either positive or negative for the HLA-B*57 protective allele, in treated HIV-infected and HIV-negative individuals, we characterized memory B cell compartments and HIV-specific memory B cells responses using flow cytometry and ELISPOT...
May 31, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613137/measurement-of-the-igg2-response-to-pneumococcal-capsular-polysaccharides-may-identify-an-antibody-deficiency-in-individuals-referred-for-immunological-investigation
#17
Antony Parker, Juan Irure Ventura, Dawn Sims, Ainara Echeverría de Carlos, Ricardo Gómez de la Torre, Lourdes Tricas Aizpún, J Gonzalo Ocejo-Vinyals, Marcos López-Hoyos, Gregg Wallis, Stephen Harding
IgG2 is the most efficient subclass for providing protection against pneumococcal pathogens. We hypothesised that some individuals may be unable to mount an effective pneumococcal capsular polysaccharide (PCP) IgG2 response despite having a normal PCP IgG concentration (PCP IgG2 deficient). The median pre-vaccination PCP IgG2 concentration was significantly lower in individuals referred for immunological investigation compared to healthy controls (2.8 mg/L range, 95% CI 1.1-88 vs 29.5mg/L, 95% CI 13.5-90, p=0...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Immunoassay & Immunochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588726/pathogenic-mechanism-of-mir-21-in-autoimmune-lymphoid-hyperplasia-syndrome
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Yonglong Yan, Xinna Deng, Xiaoran Ning, Fang Li, Jingjing Cao
miR-21 plays an important role in immune responses and inflammatory diseases, but the mechanism of action of miR-21 in autoimmune lymphoid hyperplasia syndrome still remains unclear. The aim of the present study was to assess the mechanism of miR-21 in autoimmune disease, particularly, the autoimmune lymphoid hyperplasia syndrome. The pathology and immunity-related phenotypes of miR-21 transgenic mice, and the lymphocyte subsets were analyzed. The related T cell subsets and germinal center B (GCB) cells generated at the germinal center were detected with flow cytometry...
June 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585289/effects-of-weak-non-complement-binding-hla-antibodies-on-c1q-binding
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G Hönger, P Amico, M-L Arnold, B M Spriewald, S Schaub
It is unknown under what conditions and to what extent weak/non-complement (C)-binding IgG subclasses (IgG2/IgG4) can block C1q-binding triggered by C-binding IgG subclasses (IgG1/IgG3). Therefore, we investigated in vitro C1q-binding induced by IgG subclass mixtures targeting the same HLA epitope. Various mixtures of HLA class II specific monoclonal antibodies of different IgG subclasses but identical V-region were incubated with HLA DRB1*07:01 beads and monitored for C1q-binding. The lowest concentration to achieve maximum C1q-binding was measured for IgG3, followed by IgG1, while IgG2 and IgG4 did not show appreciable C1q-binding...
June 5, 2017: HLA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575198/autoantibodies-to-nodal-isoforms-of-neurofascin-in-chronic-inflammatory-demyelinating-polyneuropathy
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Emilien Delmont, Constance Manso, Luis Querol, Andrea Cortese, Angela Berardinelli, Alessandro Lozza, Maya Belghazi, Pauline Malissart, Pierre Labauge, Guillaume Taieb, Nobuhiro Yuki, Isabel Illa, Shahram Attarian, Jérôme J Devaux
Chronic inflammatory demyelination polyneuropathy is a heterogeneous and treatable immune-mediated disorder that lacks biomarkers to support diagnosis. Recent evidence indicates that paranodal proteins (contactin 1, contactin-associated protein 1, and neurofascin-155) are the targets of autoantibodies in subsets of patients showing distinct clinical presentations. Here, we identified neurofascin-186 and neurofascin-140 as the main targets of autoantibodies in five patients presenting IgG reactivity against the nodes of Ranvier...
May 28, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
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