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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102026/piperine-a-pungent-alkaloid-from-black-pepper-inhibits-b-lymphocyte-activation-and-effector-functions
#1
David A Soutar, Carolyn D Doucette, Robert S Liwski, David W Hoskin
Piperine has several well-documented anti-inflammatory properties; however, little is known regarding its effect on humoral immunity. In this study, we describe the immunosuppressive effect of piperine on B lymphocytes, which are integral to the humoral immune response. Mouse B cells were cultured in the absence or presence of non-cytotoxic concentrations (25, 50, and 100 μM) of piperine during T-dependent or T-independent stimulation. Piperine inhibited B cell proliferation by causing G0/G1 phase cell cycle arrest in association with reduced expression of cyclin D2 and D3...
January 19, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091579/impact-of-age-and-vaccination-history-on-long-term-serological-responses-after-symptomatic-b-pertussis-infection-a-high-dimensional-data-analysis
#2
Inonge van Twillert, Axel A Bonačić Marinović, Betsy Kuipers, Jacqueline A M van Gaans-van den Brink, Elisabeth A M Sanders, Cécile A C M van Els
Capturing the complexity and waning patterns of co-occurring immunoglobulin (Ig) responses after clinical B. pertussis infection may help understand how the human host gradually loses protection against whooping cough. We applied bi-exponential modelling to characterise and compare B. pertussis specific serological dynamics in a comprehensive database of IgG, IgG subclass and IgA responses to Ptx, FHA, Prn, Fim2/3 and OMV antigens of (ex-) symptomatic pertussis cases across all age groups. The decay model revealed that antigen type and age group were major factors determining differences in levels and kinetics of Ig (sub) classes...
January 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090683/similar-but-not-consistent-revisiting-the-pitfalls-of-measuring-igg-subclasses-with-different-assays
#3
Beatrice Ludwig-Kraus, Frank Bernhard Kraus
BACKGROUND: Laboratory quantification of IgG subclasses (IgGSc) is a well-established second-line tool for differential diagnosis of immune deficiencies. However, so far there is still no internationally approved standard available for IgGSc, and different assays are prone to produce divergent results. In this study, we evaluated the comparability and equivalence of two commercially available IgGSc assays, one being the Siemens IgGSc assay on a BN ProSpec analyzer and the other being The Binding Site (TBS) IgGSc assay on a Roche cobas c502 analyzer...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078662/low-immunoglobulin-e-flags-two-distinct-types-of-immune-dysregulation
#4
M Elkuch, V Greiff, C T Berger, M Bouchenaki, T Daikeler, A Bircher, A A Navarini, I Heijnen, M Recher
During the last two decades, hyper-immunoglobulin (Ig)E syndromes have been characterized clinically and molecularly in patients with genetically determined primary immunodeficiencies. However, the detection of low IgE levels, defined here as below detection limit in the routine clinical immunology laboratory, has received little attention. We analysed the association of serum IgA, IgM and IgG levels (including IgG subclasses) with low, normal or high serum IgE levels in patients evaluated in a single-centre out-patient immunodeficiency and allergy clinic...
January 11, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075502/antibody-and-cytokine-levels-in-humans-fed-on-by-the-common-bed-bug-cimex-lectularius-l
#5
Johnathan M Sheele, Gale E Ridge, Katirina Coppolino, Tracey Bonfield, Andrew B Young, Stephanie L Gaines, Thomas S McCormick
Little is known about cimicosis, the resultant dermal reaction from feeding activity by the common bed bug, Cimex lectularius L. We fed C. lectularius on human study subjects four times over four weeks, measured serum cytokine and antibody levels, and subjects recorded any cimicosis. The average time for subjects to develop cimicosis decreased with each feeding from 8.4, to 2.1, 1.5, and 1.3 days, respectively. There were no significant changes in total IgG, IgG1, IgG2, IgG4, or IgE levels between the first and fourth bed bug feedings, but there was a significant decrease in total IgG3 levels (p < 0...
January 11, 2017: Parasite Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065739/r-loop-depletion-by-over-expressed-rnase-h1-in-mouse-b-cells-increases-activation-induced-deaminase-access-to-the-transcribed-strand-without-altering-frequency-of-isotype-switching
#6
Robert W Maul, Hyongi Chon, Kiran Sakhuja, Susana M Cerritelli, Lina A Gugliotti, Patricia J Gearhart, Robert J Crouch
R-loops, three-strand structures consisting of mRNA hybridized to the complementary DNA and a single-stranded DNA loop, are formed in switch regions on the heavy-chain immunoglobulin locus. To determine if R-loops have a direct effect on any of the steps involved in isotype switching, we generated a transgenic mouse that over-expressed RNase H1, an enzyme that cleaves the RNA of RNA/DNA hybrids in B cells. R-loops in the switch μ region were depleted by 70% in ex vivo activated splenic B cells. Frequencies of isotype switching to IgG1, IgG2b, IgG2c, and IgG3 were the same as C57BL/6 control cells...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062698/monoclonal-antibodies-against-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-acquire-an-ability-to-kill-tumor-cells-through-complement-activation-by-mutations-that-selectively-facilitate-the-hexamerization-of-igg-on-opsonized-cells
#7
Annalina Tammen, Stefanie Derer, Ralf Schwanbeck, Thies Rösner, Anna Kretschmer, Frank J Beurskens, Janine Schuurman, Paul W H I Parren, Thomas Valerius
Triggering of the complement cascade induces tumor cell lysis via complement-dependent cytotoxicity (CDC) and attracts and activates cytotoxic cells. It therefore represents an attractive mechanism for mAb in cancer immunotherapy development. The classical complement pathway is initiated by IgG molecules that have assembled into ordered hexamers after binding their Ag on the tumor cell surface. The requirements for CDC are further impacted by factors such as Ab epitope, valency, and affinity. Thus, mAb against well-validated solid tumor targets, such as the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) that effectively induces complement activation and CDC, are highly sought after...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062007/a-recombinant-fusion-protein-consisting-of-west-nile-virus-envelope-domain-iii-fused-in-frame-with-equine-cd40-ligand-induces-antiviral-immune-responses-in-horses
#8
Shiliang A Liu, Muzammel Haque, Brent Stanfield, Frank M Andrews, Alma A Roy, Konstantin G Kousoulas
West Nile Virus (WNV) is endemic in the US and causes severe neurologic disease in horses since its introduction in 1999. There is no effective pharmaceutical treatment for WNV infection rendering vaccination as the only approach to prevention and control of disease. The purpose of this study was to evaluate a recombinant vaccine containing domain III (DIII) of the WNV envelope glycoprotein with and without a natural adjuvant equine (CD40L) in producing virus neutralizing antibodies in horses. Serum IgG1 concentration in the groups of horses vaccinated with the DIII-CD40L+TiterMax and DIII-CD40L proteins were significantly increased (p<0...
January 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060025/antibody-mediated-rejection-what-is-the-clinical-relevance
#9
Rachel Hogen, Joseph DiNorcia, Kiran Dhanireddy
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The review outlines the diagnosis, clinical implications, and treatment strategies for acute and chronic antibody-mediated rejection (AMR) after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). RECENT FINDINGS: A combination of clinical work-up, histopathology, C4d staining, and donor-specific antibody (DSA) should be used to diagnose AMR. The differential diagnosis for idiopathic fibrosis now includes chronic AMR. Characterization of pathogenic DSA continues to progress...
January 3, 2017: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018355/biophysical-and-functional-characterization-of-rhesus-macaque-igg-subclasses
#10
Austin W Boesch, Nana Yaw Osei-Owusu, Andrew R Crowley, Thach H Chu, Ying N Chan, Joshua A Weiner, Pranay Bharadwaj, Rufus Hards, Mark E Adamo, Scott A Gerber, Sarah L Cocklin, Joern E Schmitz, Adam R Miles, Joshua W Eckman, Aaron J Belli, Keith A Reimann, Margaret E Ackerman
Antibodies raised in Indian rhesus macaques [Macaca mulatta (MM)] in many preclinical vaccine studies are often evaluated in vitro for titer, antigen-recognition breadth, neutralization potency, and/or effector function, and in vivo for potential associations with protection. However, despite reliance on this key animal model in translation of promising candidate vaccines for evaluation in first in man studies, little is known about the properties of MM immunoglobulin G (IgG) subclasses and how they may compare to human IgG subclasses...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017425/vaccination-of-rhesus-macaques-with-the-live-attenuated-hsv-1-vaccine-vc2-stimulates-the-proliferation-of-mucosal-t-cells-and-germinal-center-responses-resulting-in-sustained-production-of-highly-neutralizing-antibodies
#11
Brent A Stanfield, Bapi Pahar, Vladimir N Chouljenko, Ronald Veazey, Konstantin G Kousoulas
We have shown that the live-attenuated HSV-1 VC2 vaccine strain with mutations in glycoprotein K (gK) and the membrane protein UL20 is unable to establish latency in vaccinated animals and produces a robust immune response capable of completely protecting mice against lethal vaginal HSV-1 or HSV-2 infections. To better understand the immune response generated by vaccination with VC2, we tested its ability to elicit immune responses in rhesus macaques. Vaccinated animals showed no signs of disease and developed increasing HSV-1 and HSV-2 reactive IgG1 after two booster vaccinations, while IgG subtypes IgG2 and IgG3 remained at low to undetectable levels...
December 22, 2016: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011791/maternal-smoking-and-newborn-cytokine-and-immunoglobulin-levels
#12
Nikhita Chahal, Alexander C McLain, Akhgar Ghassabian, Kara A Michels, Erin M Bell, David A Lawrence, Edwina H Yeung
INTRODUCTION: Prenatal smoking exposure may lead to permanent changes in neonatal inflammation and immune response that have lifelong implications, including increased risks for atopy and respiratory disorders. METHODS: The effect of maternal smoking on neonatal biomarkers of inflammation and immune response was assessed among 3459 singletons and twins in the Upstate KIDS Study. The following inflammatory biomarkers were measured using newborn dried blood spots (DBSs): interleukin (IL)-1α, IL-1 receptor antagonist, IL-6, IL-8, C-reactive protein, and tumor necrosis factor alpha...
December 23, 2016: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006952/comparison-of-antibody-responses-induced-by-rv144-vax003-and-vax004-vaccination-regimens
#13
Chitraporn Karnasuta, Siriwat Akapirat, Sirinan Madnote, Hathairat Savadsuk, Jiraporn Puangkaew, Surawach Rittiroongrad, Supachai Rerks-Ngarm, Sorachai Nitayaphan, Punnee Pitisuttithum, Jaranit Kaewkungwal, Jim Tartaglia, Faruk Sinangil, Donald P Francis, Merlin Robb, Mark de Souza, Nelson L Michael, Jean-Louis Excler, Jerome H Kim, Robert J O'Connell, Nicos Karasavvas
The RV144 prime-boost regimen demonstrated efficacy against HIV acquisition while VAX003 and VAX004 did not. Although these trials differed by risk groups, immunization regimens and immunogens, antibody responses may have contributed to the differences observed in vaccine efficacy. We assessed HIV-specific IgG, both total and subclass, and IgA binding to HIV envelope (Env): gp120 proteins and CycV2 and CycV3 peptides and gp70V1V2 scaffolds in these 3 HIV vaccine trials. After two protein immunizations, IgG responses to 92TH023 gp120 (contained in ALVAC-HIV vaccine) were significantly higher in RV144 but responses to other Env were higher in the VAX trials lacking ALVAC-HIV...
December 22, 2016: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005572/polyreactive-natural-antibodies-in-transplantation
#14
Emmanuel Zorn, Sarah B See
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Antibody-mediated rejection (ABMR), especially in its chronic manifestation, is increasingly recognized as a leading cause of late graft loss following solid organ transplantation. In recent years, autoantibodies have emerged as a significant component of the humoral response to allografts alongside anti-human leukocyte antigen antibodies. These include polyreactive antibodies also known as natural antibodies (Nabs) secreted by innate B cells. A hallmark of Nabs is their capacity to bind altered self such as oxidized lipids on apoptotic cells...
February 2017: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004336/quantification-of-the-igg2-4-kappa-monoclonal-therapeutic-eculizumab-from-serum-using-isotype-specific-affinity-purification-and-microflow-lc-esi-q-tof-mass-spectrometry
#15
Paula M Ladwig, David R Barnidge, Maria A V Willrich
As therapeutic monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) become more humanized, traditional tryptic peptide approaches used to measure biologics in serum become more challenging since unique clonotypic peptides used for quantifying the mAb may also be found in the normal serum polyclonal background. An alternative approach is to monitor the unique molecular mass of the intact light chain portion of the mAbs using liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS). Distinguishing a therapeutic mAb from a patient's normal polyclonal immunoglobulin (Ig) repertoire is the primary limiting factor when determining the limit of quantitation (LOQ) in serum...
December 21, 2016: Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939129/guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-is-induced-in-non-obese-diabetic-nod-mice-following-campylobacter-jejuni-infection-and-is-exacerbated-by-antibiotics
#16
J L St Charles, J A Bell, B J Gadsden, A Malik, H Cooke, L K Van de Grift, H Y Kim, E J Smith, L S Mansfield
Campylobacter jejuni is a leading cause of bacterial gastroenteritis linked to several serious autoimmune sequelae such as the peripheral neuropathies Guillain Barré syndrome (GBS) and Miller Fisher syndrome (MFS). We hypothesized that GBS and MFS can result in NOD wild type (WT) mice or their congenic interleukin (IL)-10 or B7-2 knockouts secondary to C. jejuni infection. Mice were gavaged orally with C. jejuni strains HB93-13 and 260.94 from patients with GBS or CF93-6 from a patient with MFS and assessed for clinical neurological signs and phenotypes, anti-ganglioside antibodies, and cellular infiltrates and lesions in gut and peripheral nerve tissues...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933180/serum-levels-of-immunoglobulins-and-severity-of-community-acquired-pneumonia
#17
Mari C de la Torre, Pere Torán, Mateu Serra-Prat, Elisabet Palomera, Estel Güell, Ester Vendrell, Joan Carles Yébenes, Antoni Torres, Jordi Almirall
INSTRUCTION: There is evidence of a relationship between severity of infection and inflammatory response of the immune system. The objective is to assess serum levels of immunoglobulins and to establish its relationship with severity of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) and clinical outcome. METHODS: This was an observational and cross-sectional study in which 3 groups of patients diagnosed with CAP were compared: patients treated in the outpatient setting (n=54), patients requiring in-patient care (hospital ward) (n=173), and patients requiring admission to the intensive care unit (ICU) (n=191)...
2016: BMJ Open Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907136/immune-activation-and-bacterial-translocation-a-link-between-impaired-immune-recovery-and-frequent-visceral-leishmaniasis-relapses-in-hiv-infected-patients
#18
Maria Luciana Silva-Freitas, Glaucia Fernandes Cota, Talia S Machado-de-Assis, Carmem Giacoia-Gripp, Ana Rabello, Alda M Da-Cruz, Joanna R Santos-Oliveira
The maintenance of chronic immune activation due to leishmaniasis or even due to microbial translocation is associated with immunosenescence and may contribute to frequent relapses. Our aim was to investigate whether patients with HIV-associated visceral leishmaniasis (VL/HIV) who experience a single episode of VL have different immunological behaviors in comparison to those who experience frequent relapses. VL/HIV patients were allocated to non-relapsing (NR, n = 6) and relapsing (R, n = 11) groups and were followed from the active phase of VL up to 12 months post-treatment (mpt)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898728/relationships-between-mucosal-antibodies-non-typeable-haemophilus-influenzae-nthi-infection-and-airway-inflammation-in-copd
#19
Karl J Staples, Stephen Taylor, Steve Thomas, Stephanie Leung, Karen Cox, Thierry G Pascal, Kristoffer Ostridge, Lindsay Welch, Andrew C Tuck, Stuart C Clarke, Andrew Gorringe, Tom M A Wilkinson
Non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHi) is a key pathogen in COPD, being associated with airway inflammation and risk of exacerbation. Why some patients are susceptible to colonisation is not understood. We hypothesised that this susceptibility may be due to a deficiency in mucosal humoral immunity. The aim of our study (NCT01701869) was to quantify the amount and specificity of antibodies against NTHi in the lungs and the associated risk of infection and inflammation in health and COPD. Phlebotomy, sputum induction and bronchoscopy were performed on 24 mild-to-moderate COPD patients and 8 age and smoking-matched controls...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883180/mitochondrial-reactive-oxygen-species-suppress-humoral-immune-response-through-reduction-of-cd19-expression-in-b-cells-in-mice
#20
Masato Ogura, Takeshi Inoue, Junko Yamaki, Miwako K Homma, Tomohiro Kurosaki, Yoshimi Homma
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are implicated in the modulation of diverse processes including immune responses. To evaluate the effects of metabolic ROS produced by mitochondria on B-cell function and development, we created transgenic (Tg) mice expressing a phosphorylation-defective mutant of succinate dehydrogenase A in B cells (bSDHA(Y215F) ). Splenic B cells in male, but not female, bSDHA(Y215F) mice produced three times more ROS than those in the control mice, and had decreased production of IgM, IgG1 , and IgG3 , and affinity maturation of IgG1 against T-cell-dependent antigens...
November 24, 2016: European Journal of Immunology
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