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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529640/lung-cancer-targeting-peptides-with-multi-subtype-indication-for-combinational-drug-delivery-and-molecular-imaging
#1
Yi-Hsuan Chi, Jong-Kai Hsiao, Ming-Huang Lin, Chen Chang, Chun-Hsin Lan, Han-Chung Wu
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide. Most targeted drugs approved for lung cancer treatment are tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) directed against EGFR or ALK, and are used mainly for adenocarcinoma. At present, there is no effective or tailored targeting agent for large cell carcinoma (LCC) or small cell lung cancer (SCLC). Therefore, we aimed to identify targeting peptides with diagnostic and therapeutic utility that possess broad subtype specificity for SCLC and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502784/liposome-loaded-phage-cocktail-enhanced-therapeutic-potential-in-resolving-klebsiella-pneumoniae-mediated-burn-wound-infections
#2
Parul Chadha, Om Prakash Katare, Sanjay Chhibber
BACKGROUND: Klebsiella pneumoniae is one of the predominant pathogens in burn wound infections, and prevalence of multidrug resistant strains has further complicated the situation. An increased interest in phage therapy as a means of combating infection has been accruing in recent years. In order to overcome the drawbacks associated with phage therapy, the present study was conducted to evaluate the potential of liposomes as a delivery vehicle for phage in the treatment of burn wound infection...
May 11, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497737/-phage-therapy-a-realistic-weapon-against-multidrug-resistant-bacteria
#3
Nicolas Dufour, Laurent Debarbieux
The continuous increase in antibiotic resistance among bacteria in infectious diseases associated with the lack of new antibiotics able to circumvent them are urging physicians, researchers and politicians to look for others options for treatments. Among those, phage therapy (use of natural viruses that infect bacteria, called bacteriophages) is one of the most promising approaches. In this review, we first focus on the problematic raised by multidrug resistant bacteria before addressing the main biological characteristics of bacteriophages, as well as the credibility and the relevance of phage therapy...
April 2017: Médecine Sciences: M/S
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495757/complete-genome-sequence-of-a-novel-multidrug-resistant-klebsiella-pneumoniae-phage-vb_kpn_ime260
#4
Shaozhen Xing, Xiangchun Pan, Qiang Sun, Guangqian Pei, Xiaoping An, Zhiqiang Mi, Yong Huang, Baohua Zhao, Yigang Tong
Klebsiella pneumoniae is the most common clinically important opportunistic bacterial pathogen and its infection is often iatrogenic. Its drug resistance poses a grave threat to public health. The genomic data reported here comprise an important resource for research on phage therapy in the control of drug-resistant bacteria.
May 11, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494733/phage-mediated-gene-therapy
#5
Zeinab Hosseinidoust
Bacteriophages (bacterial viruses) have long been under investigation as vectors for gene therapy. Similar to other viral vectors, the phage coat proteins have evolved over millions of years to protect the viral genome from degradation post injection, offering protection for the valuable therapeutic sequence. However, what sets phage apart from other viral gene delivery vectors is their safety for human use and the relative ease by which foreign molecules can be expressed on the phage outer surface, enabling highly targeted gene delivery...
May 10, 2017: Current Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484722/bacteriophages-and-their-immunological-applications-against-infectious-threats
#6
REVIEW
Elena Criscuolo, Sara Spadini, Jacopo Lamanna, Mattia Ferro, Roberto Burioni
Bacteriophage therapy dates back almost a century, but the discovery of antibiotics led to a rapid decline in the interests and investments within this field of research. Recently, the novel threat of multidrug-resistant bacteria highlighted the alarming drop in research and development of new antibiotics: 16 molecules were discovered during 1983-87, 10 new therapeutics during the nineties, and only 5 between 2003 and 2007. Phages are therefore being reconsidered as alternative therapeutics. Phage display technique has proved to be extremely promising for the identification of effective antibodies directed against pathogens, as well as for vaccine development...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472478/improved-antibody-based-ricin-neutralization-by-affinity-maturation-is-correlated-with-slower-off-rate-values
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Ronit Rosenfeld, Ron Alcalay, Adva Mechaly, Gideon Lapidoth, Eyal Epstein, Chanoch Kronman, Sarel J Fleishman, Ohad Mazor
While potent monoclonal antibodies against ricin were introduced over the years, the question whether increasing antibody affinity enables better toxin neutralization was not fully addressed yet. The aim of this study was to characterize the contribution of antibody affinity to the ricin neutralization potential of the antibody. cHD23 monoclonal antibody that targets the toxin B-subunit and interferes with its binding to membranal receptors, was isolated. In order to create antibody clones with improved affinity toward ricin, a scFv-phage display library containing mutated versions of the variable regions of cHD23 was constructed and clones with improved binding of ricin were isolated...
May 3, 2017: Protein Engineering, Design & Selection: PEDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469939/viral-coinfection-is-shaped-by-host-ecology-and-virus-virus-interactions-across-diverse-microbial-taxa-and-environments
#8
Samuel L Díaz-Muñoz
Infection of more than one virus in a host, coinfection, is common across taxa and environments. Viral coinfection can enable genetic exchange, alter the dynamics of infections, and change the course of viral evolution. Yet, a systematic test of the factors explaining variation in viral coinfection across different taxa and environments awaits completion. Here I employ three microbial data sets of virus-host interactions covering cross-infectivity, culture coinfection, and single-cell coinfection (total: 6,564 microbial hosts, 13,103 viruses) to provide a broad, comprehensive picture of the ecological and biological factors shaping viral coinfection...
January 2017: Virus Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468949/identification-of-a-novel-the-itg%C3%AE-v%C3%AE-6-binding-peptide-using-protein-separation-and-phage-display
#9
Uwe Haberkorn, Annette Altmann, Max Sauter, Saskia Roesch, Walter Mier, Rolf Warta, Juergen Debus, Gerhard Dyckhoff, Christel Herold-Mende
PURPOSE: Targeted therapies are regarded as promising approaches to increase 5-year survival rate of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) patients. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: For the selection of carcinoma-specific peptides membrane proteome of HNO97 tumor cells fractionated by the ProteomeLab™ PF2D system and corresponding HNO97 cells were deployed for an alternating biopanning using a sunflower trypsin inhibitor1-based phage display (SFTI8Ph) library. Stability, binding properties and affinity of novel candidates were assessed in vitro using radio-HPLC, binding experiments and surface plasmon resonance assay (SPR), respectively...
May 3, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468287/information-phage-therapy-research-should-report
#10
Stephen T Abedon
Bacteriophages, or phages, are viruses which infect bacteria. A large subset of phages infect bactericidally and, consequently, for nearly one hundred years have been employed as antibacterial agents both within and outside of medicine. Clinically these applications are described as phage or bacteriophage therapy. Alternatively, and especially in the treatment of environments, this practice instead may be described as a phage-mediated biocontrol of bacteria. Though the history of phage therapy has involved substantial clinical experimentation, current standards along with drug regulations have placed a premium on preclinical approaches, i...
April 30, 2017: Pharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460269/investigating-the-biocontrol-and-anti-biofilm-potential-of-a-three-phage-cocktail-against-cronobacter-sakazakii-in-different-brands-of-infant-formula
#11
Lorraine Endersen, Colin Buttimer, Eoghan Nevin, Aidan Coffey, Horst Neve, Hugo Oliveira, Rob Lavigne, Jim O'Mahony
In recent years, the microbiological safety of powdered infant formula has gained increasing attention due to the identification of contaminating C. sakazakii and its epidemiological link with life-threatening neonatal infections. Current intervention strategies have fallen short of ensuring the production of infant formula that is free from C. sakazakii. In this study, we describe the isolation and characterisation of three bacteriophages (phages) and their application as a phage cocktail to inhibit the growth of C...
April 21, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453953/dual-functioning-peptides-discovered-by-phage-display-increase-the-magnitude-and-specificity-of-bmsc-attachment-to-mineralized-biomaterials
#12
Harsha Ramaraju, Sharon J Miller, David H Kohn
Design of biomaterials for cell-based therapies requires presentation of specific physical and chemical cues to cells, analogous to cues provided by native extracellular matrices (ECM). We previously identified a peptide sequence with high affinity towards apatite (VTKHLNQISQSY, VTK) using phage display. The aims of this study were to identify a human MSC-specific peptide sequence through phage display, combine it with the apatite-specific sequence, and verify the specificity of the combined dual-functioning peptide to both apatite and human bone marrow stromal cells...
April 18, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444391/dual-display-phage-selection-driven-by-co-engagement-of-two-targets-by-two-different-antibody-fragments
#13
Séverine Fagète, Ledicia Botas-Perez, Irène Rossito-Borlat, Kenneth Adea, Franck Gueneau, Ulla Ravn, François Rousseau, Marie Kosco-Vilbois, Nicolas Fischer, Oliver Hartley
Antibody phage display technology has supported the emergence of numerous therapeutic antibodies. The development of bispecific antibodies, a promising new frontier in antibody therapy, could be facilitated by new phage display approaches that enable pairs of antibodies to be co-selected based on co-engagement of their respective targets. We describe such an approach, making use of two complementary leucine zipper domains that heterodimerize with high affinity. Phagemids encoding a first antibody fragment (scFv) fused to phage coat protein via the first leucine zipper are rescued in bacteria expressing a second scFv fused to the second leucine zipper as a soluble periplasmic protein, so that it is acquired by phage during assembly...
April 24, 2017: Protein Engineering, Design & Selection: PEDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426329/mathematical-modelling-of-crispr-cas-system-effects-on-biofilm-formation
#14
Qasim Ali, Lindi M Wahl
Clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR), linked with CRISPR associated (Cas) genes, can confer adaptive immunity to bacteria, against bacteriophage infections. Thus from a therapeutic standpoint, CRISPR immunity increases biofilm resistance to phage therapy. Recently, however, CRISPR-Cas genes have been implicated in reducing biofilm formation in lysogenized cells. Thus CRISPR immunity can have complex effects on phage-host-lysogen interactions, particularly in a biofilm. In this contribution, we develop and analyse a series of dynamical systems to elucidate and disentangle these interactions...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Biological Dynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418081/assessment-of-biofilm-removal-capacity-of-a-broad-host-range-bacteriophage-jhp-against-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
#15
Muafia Shafique, Iqbal Ahmad Alvi, Zaigham Abbas, Shafiq Ur Rehman
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an efficient biofilm-dwelling microbial pathogen, associated with nosocomial infections. These biofilm-associated infections are resistant to antibiotics and immune defenses, therefore pose major problem against their treatment. This scenario demands alternative therapeutic regimens, and bacteriophage therapy is one among potential strategies for clinical management of multiple drug resistance. In this investigation, the efficacy of a bacteriophage, JHP, is evaluated to eradicate P...
April 18, 2017: APMIS: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407482/salmonella-typhimurium-diarrhea-reveals-basic-principles-of-enteropathogen-infection-and-disease-promoted-dna-exchange
#16
REVIEW
Sandra Y Wotzka, Bidong D Nguyen, Wolf-Dietrich Hardt
Despite decades of research, efficient therapies for most enteropathogenic bacteria are still lacking. In this review, we focus on Salmonella enterica Typhimurium (S. Typhimurium), a frequent cause of acute, self-limiting food-borne diarrhea and a model that has revealed key principles of enteropathogen infection. We review the steps of gut infection and the mucosal innate-immune defenses limiting pathogen burdens, and we discuss how inflammation boosts gut luminal S. Typhimurium growth. We also discuss how S...
April 12, 2017: Cell Host & Microbe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405193/the-efficacy-of-isolated-bacteriophages-from-pig-farms-against-esbl-ampc-producing-escherichia-coli-from-pig-and-turkey-farms
#17
Aneta Skaradzińska, Paulina Śliwka, Marta Kuźmińska-Bajor, Grzegorz Skaradziński, Anna Rząsa, Anika Friese, Nicole Roschanski, Jayaseelan Murugaiyan, Uwe H Roesler
Extended-spectrum β-lactamases (ESBLs) and AmpC β-lactamases are plasmid (but also chromosomally) encoded enzymes found in Enterobacteriaceae, determining resistance to a variety of important antibiotics including penicillins, cephalosporins, and monobactams. In recent decades, the prevalence of ESBL/AmpC-producing bacteria has increased rapidly across the world. Here, we evaluate the potential use of bacteriophages in terms of a reduction of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in healthy animals. The aim of our studies was to isolate bacteriophages capable of destroying ESBL/AmpC-producing Escherichia coli isolated from livestock habitats...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388565/prokaryotic-expression-of-mlaa-34-and-generation-of-a-novel-human-scfv-against-mlaa-34-by-phage-display-technology
#18
Yang Zhang, Pengyu Zhang, Aili He, Yun Yang, Jianli Wang, Hui Zhang, Wanggang Zhang
MLAA-34 is a newly identified monocytic leukemia-associated antigen that is overexpressed in acute monocytic leukemia specifically, thus providing a novel target for the therapy of acute monocytic leukemia. In this study, we first expressed MLAA-34 protein in Escherichia coli (E.coli) BL21 (DE3) cells and purified it by nickel ion affinity chromatography with high purity (>90%). Then, MLAA-34 was used as antigen for biopanning anti-MLAA-34 single chain antibody fragment (ScFv) from a fully human ScFv library, and a high affinity ScFv named MA1 was selected by phage-ELISA...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386250/means-to-facilitate-the-overcoming-of-gastric-juice-barrier-by-a-therapeutic-staphylococcal-bacteriophage-a5-80
#19
Ryszard Międzybrodzki, Marlena Kłak, Ewa Jończyk-Matysiak, Barbara Bubak, Anna Wójcik, Marta Kaszowska, Beata Weber-Dąbrowska, Małgorzata Łobocka, Andrzej Górski
In this article we compare the efficacy of different pharmacological agents (ranitidine, and omeprazole) to support phage transit from stomach to distal portions of the gastrointestinal tract in rats. We show that a temporal modification of environment in the animal stomach may protect Twort-like therapeutic antistaphylococcal phage A5/80 (from bacteriophage collection of the Hirszfeld Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy PAS in Wroclaw, Poland) from the inactivation by gastric juice effectively enough to enable a significant fraction of orally administered A5/80 to pass to the intestine...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377527/phage-inhibit-pathogen-dissemination-by-targeting-bacterial-migrants-in-a-chronic-infection-model
#20
Sophie E Darch, Kasper N Kragh, Evelyn A Abbott, Thomas Bjarnsholt, James J Bull, Marvin Whiteley
The microbial communities inhabiting chronic infections are often composed of spatially organized micrometer-sized, highly dense aggregates. It has recently been hypothesized that aggregates are responsible for the high tolerance of chronic infections to host immune functions and antimicrobial therapies. Little is currently known regarding the mechanisms controlling aggregate formation and antimicrobial tolerance primarily because of the lack of robust, biologically relevant experimental systems that promote natural aggregate formation...
April 4, 2017: MBio
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