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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130480/antidesmoglein-1-and-3-antibodies-in-healthy-subjects-of-a-population-in-the-peruvian-high-amazon
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Willy Ramos, Jesús Díaz, Ericson L Gutierrez, Jose S Lazarte, Mary C Bohnett, Gerardo Ronceros, Alex G Ortega-Loayza
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to determine the presence of anti-Dsg1 and Dsg3 antibodies in healthy subjects of the high Peruvian Amazon (Tuemal, Rodriguez de Mendoza province, department of Amazonas) to establish the theoretical presence of environmental factors or triggers in the area. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cross-sectional study. The study population included persons of any age or gender, clinically healthy, who were evaluated by a dermatologist to confirm the absence of blistering diseases...
November 11, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110285/chemical-and-biophysical-characteristics-of-monoclonal-antibody-solutions-containing-aggregates-formed-during-metal-catalyzed-oxidation
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Linda O Narhi, Quanzhou Luo, Jette Wypych, Riccardo Torosantucci, Andrea Hawe, Kiyoshi Fujimori, Yasser Nashed-Samuel, Vibha Jawa, Marisa K Joubert, Wim Jiskoot
PURPOSE: To physicochemically characterize and compare monoclonal antibody (mAb) solutions containing aggregates generated via metal catalyzed oxidation (MCO). METHODS: Two monoclonal IgG2s (mAb1 and mAb2) and one monoclonal IgG1 (rituximab) were exposed to MCO with the copper/ascorbic acid oxidative system, by using several different methods. The products obtained were characterized by complementary techniques for aggregate and particle analysis (from oligomers to micron sized species), and mass spectrometry methods to determine the residual copper content and chemical modifications of the proteins...
November 6, 2017: Pharmaceutical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101848/human-fc-receptor-like-5-distinguishes-igg2-disulfide-isoforms-and-deamidated-charge-variants
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Oyeleye Alabi, Jessica Dement-Brown, Mate Tolnay
Human Fc receptor-like 5 (FCRL5) is a novel IgG receptor. We reported that IgG2 samples display a thousand-fold range affinity for FCRL5, indicating that attributes beyond the isotype affect binding. We hypothesized that the complex interaction could be exploited to identify distinct changes in the IgG2 molecule. We investigated using surface plasmon resonance two factors that might affect the interaction between IgG2 and FCRL5; heterogeneity related to disulfide isoforms and charge variants. We found that panitumumab and denosumab samples enriched for the more flexible A disulfide isoform bound FCRL5 with two-fold and 82-fold higher apparent affinity, respectively, than the B isoform...
November 1, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079106/induction-of-a-balanced-igg1-igg2-immune-response-to-an-experimental-challenge-with-mycoplasma-bovis-antigens-following-a-vaccine-composed-of-emulsigen%C3%A2-idr-peptide1002-and-poly-i-c
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Tracy Prysliak, Teresia Maina, Lu Yu, Muhammad Suleman, Steve Jimbo, Jose Perez-Casal
Prevention and or control of Mycoplasma bovis infections in cattle have relied on the treatment of animals with antibiotics; herd management including separation and or culling infected animals; and the use of vaccines with limited protection. Due to the negative reactions and incomplete protection observed after vaccination with some bacterin-based vaccines, there is a need to put more efforts in the development of recombinant-based vaccines. However, the arsenal of antigens that may be suitable for a fully protective vaccine is rather limited at this point...
October 24, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078986/reversed-phase-chromatography-with-large-pore-superficially-porous-particles-for-high-throughput-immunoglobulin-g-2-disulfide-isoform-separation
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Bingchuan Wei, Bing Zhang, Barry Boyes, Yonghua Taylor Zhang
Reversed-phase liquid chromatography (RPLC) has been commonly used in IgG2 disulfide isoforms analysis. Recently, the columns packed with large pore superficially porous particles (SPP) have become available commercially. This work explores the application of this SPP technology in IgG2 disulfide isoforms separation. A high throughput and improved resolution RPLC method is developed with the optimization of column selection, gradient, temperature and flow rate. Compared with the small particles RP-UHPLC columns, large pore SPP columns provide unique selectivity and several new peaks were resolved and identified to be the free thiol variants of the IgG2 disulfide isoforms...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074301/identification-of-immune-biomarkers-related-to-disease-progression-and-treatment-efficacy-in-human-visceral-leishmaniasis
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Áquila S B Portela, Lourena E Costa, Beatriz C S Salles, Mariana P Lima, Thaís T O Santos, Fernanda F Ramos, Daniela P Lage, Vívian T Martins, Rachel B Caligiorne, Daniela R Lessa, Fabiana R Silva, Amanda S Machado, Guilherme F Nascimento, Isabela S Gama, Miguel A Chávez-Fumagalli, Antonio L Teixeira, Manoel O C Rocha, Regina L Rocha, Eduardo A F Coelho
Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a potentially fatal disease, in which the treatment based on chemotherapy is considered toxic. The cure of disease is associated with the life-long Th1-type immunity against the infection. The Th1-related cytokines production by peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) seems to be crucial for host control of parasite load and clinical cure. In the current study, we used five proteins (IgE-dependent histamine-releasing factor [HRF], LiHyD, LiHyV, LiHyT and LiHyp6) recently shown to be antigenic and/or immunogenic in the canine VL, aiming to evaluate the antigen-specific antibody levels and cytokine production in PBMCs culture supernatants collected from VL patients before and after anti-VL treatment...
October 20, 2017: Immunobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063242/clinical-spectrum-and-igg-subclass-analysis-of-anti-myelin-oligodendrocyte-glycoprotein-antibody-associated-syndromes-a-multicenter-study
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Sara Mariotto, Sergio Ferrari, Salvatore Monaco, Maria Donata Benedetti, Kathrin Schanda, Daniela Alberti, Alessia Farinazzo, Ruggero Capra, Chiara Mancinelli, Nicola De Rossi, Roberto Bombardi, Luigi Zuliani, Marco Zoccarato, Raffaella Tanel, Adriana Bonora, Marco Turatti, Massimiliano Calabrese, Alberto Polo, Antonino Pavone, Luisa Grazian, GianPietro Sechi, Elia Sechi, Daniele Urso, Rachele Delogu, Francesco Janes, Luciano Deotto, Morena Cadaldini, Maria Rachele Bianchi, Gaetano Cantalupo, Markus Reindl, Alberto Gajofatto
Anti-myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein antibodies (MOG-Ab) recently emerged as a potential biomarker in patients with inflammatory demyelinating diseases of the central nervous system. We here compare the clinical and laboratory findings observed in a cohort of MOG-Ab seropositive and seronegative cases and describe IgG subclass analysis results. Consecutive serum samples referred to Verona University Neuropathology Laboratory for aquaporin-4 (AQP4)-Ab and/or MOG-Ab testing were analysed between March 2014 and May 2017...
October 23, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056058/novel-strategy-using-tryptic-peptide-immunoaffinity-based-lc-ms-ms-to-quantify-denosumab-in-monkey-serum
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Qing Wang, Jiangbin Han, Chunjie Sha, Yuanyingzhu Liang, Yiying Sun, Xin Shao, Jiye Sun, Wanhui Liu
AIM: Denosumab is a recombinant fully human IgG2 that has a high affinity and specificity for human RANKL. Commercially available RANKL labeled with an Fc fragment cannot be used to establish an indirect ELISA. To characterize denosumab pharmacokinetic a robust and accuracy method should be developed urgently. RESULTS: In this study, an immunoaffinity enrichment method coupled with LC-MS/MS was established. The LC-MS/MS method acquired a linear range from 0.1 to 30 μg/ml...
October 21, 2017: Bioanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042863/adult-reference-intervals-for-igg-subclasses-with-siemens-immunonephelometric-assays-in-chinese-population
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Ping Li, Zhongjuan Liu, Ziyan Wu, Xiaoting Wen, Liubing Li, Shulan Zhang, Yingchun Xu, Yongzhe Li
OBJECTIVE: To determine the adult reference intervals for the Siemens IgG subclass reagents. METHODS: 636 blood samples of healthy adults were analyzed to determine the level of IgG subclass using the reagents of Siemens immunonephelometric assay with molecular biology kits. RESULTS: IgGSc reference intervals were as follows: IgG1 4.45-9.76 g/L, IgG2 2.07-8.57 g/L, IgG3 0.08-0.80 g/L and IgG4 0.05-1.54 g/L. There was an excellent correlation between the total IgG and the sum of the IgG subclasses...
2017: Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034405/immunohistochemical-and-serological-characterization-of-membranous-nephropathy-in-children-and-adolescents
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Anne K Dettmar, Thorsten Wiech, Markus J Kemper, Armin Soave, Michael Rink, Jun Oh, Rolf A K Stahl, Elion Hoxha
BACKGROUND: Membranous nephropathy (MN) is a common cause of nephrotic syndrome in adults, but is less frequent in children. Antibodies against four antigens leading to MN have been described in children: phospholipase A2 receptor 1 (PLA2R1), thrombospondin type-1 domain-containing 7A (THSD7A), neutral endopeptidase (NEP), and cationic bovine serum albumin (BSA). METHODS: Twelve children with MN were included in this study. Sera of all patients were analyzed for antibodies against PLA2R1, THSD7A, NEP, and BSA...
October 15, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031045/structural-characterization-of-the-man5-glycoform-of-human-igg3-fc
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Ishan S Shah, Scott Lovell, Nurjahan Mehzabeen, Kevin P Battaile, Thomas J Tolbert
Immunoglobulin G (IgG) consists of four subclasses in humans: IgG1, IgG2, IgG3 and IgG4, which are highly conserved but have unique differences that result in subclass-specific effector functions. Though IgG1 is the most extensively studied IgG subclass, study of other subclasses is important to understand overall immune function and for development of new therapeutics. When compared to IgG1, IgG3 exhibits a similar binding profile to Fcγ receptors and stronger activation of complement. All IgG subclasses are glycosylated at N297, which is required for Fcγ receptor and C1q complement binding as well as maintaining optimal Fc conformation...
December 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027520/further-evidence-associating-igg1-but-not-igg2-with-susceptibility-to-canine-visceral-leishmaniasis-caused-by-leishmania-l-infantum-chagasi-infection
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Luciana Vieira do R Lima, Liliane Almeida Carneiro, Marliane Batista Campos, Thiago Vasconcelos Dos Santos, Patrícia Karla Ramos, Márcia Dalastra Laurenti, Claudio Eduardo C Teixeira, Fernando T Silveira
We present here a cross-sectional study analyzing the IgG1 and IgG2 immune responses to natural canine Leishmania (L.) infantum chagasi-infection and their relationships with delayed-type hypersensitivity (DTH) in 50 mongrel dogs with previous positive serodiagnoses (IFAT-IgG) (56% with subclinical status [= apparently healthy] and 44% clinically sick), living in endemic areas for visceral leishmaniasis in the Brazilian Amazon. IgG1 and IgG2 responses were measured using commercial polyclonal antibodies in ELISA, while DTH was elicited by intradermal skin test using cultured promastigotes L...
2017: Parasite: Journal de la Société Française de Parasitologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023393/flavanol-rich-cocoa-powder-interacts-with-lactobacillus-rhamnossus-lgg-to-alter-the-antibody-response-to-infection-with-the-parasitic-nematode-ascaris-suum
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Saebyeol Jang, Sukla Lakshman, Ethiopia Beshah, Yue Xie, Aleksey Molokin, Bryan T Vinyard, Joseph F Urban, Cindy D Davis, Gloria I Solano-Aguilar
Consumption of the probiotic bacteria LactobacillusrhamnosusLGG and flavanol-rich cocoa have purported immune modulating effects. This study compared the host response to infection with Ascaris suum in three-month-old pigs fed a standard growth diet supplemented with a vehicle control: LGG, cocoa powder (CP) or LGG + CP. Pigs were inoculated with infective A. suum eggs during Week 5 of dietary treatment and euthanized 17 days later. Lactobacillus abundance was increased in pigs fed LGG or LGG + CP. Specific anti-A...
October 12, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988279/caffeic-acid-combined-with-autoclaved-leishmania-major-boosted-the-protection-of-infected-balb-c-mice-by-enhancing-igg2-production-ifn-%C3%AE-tgf-%C3%AE-and-ino-synthase-arginase1-ratios-and-the-death-of-infected-phagocytes
#14
Radia Belkhelfa-Slimani, Bahia Djerdjouri
BACKGROUND: Immunization with killed Leishmania promastigotes without adjuvant was considered as safe, but gave variable rates of protection. Taking advantage of the immuno-modulatory effect of caffeic acid (CA), a natural polyphenolic antioxidant, we investigated its potentiating effect in autoclaved Leishmania major (ALM)-induced protection of Leishmania major-infected BALB/c. METHODS: First, BALB/c mice were sensitized for 6 weeks either with CA, or ALM alone or combined with caffeic acid (ALM-CA) or Freund's adjuvant (ALM-FA), and subsequently infected with L...
October 7, 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983085/sequence-analysis-of-feline-immunoglobulin-mrnas-and-the-development-of-a-felinized-monoclonal-antibody-specific-to-feline-panleukopenia-virus
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Zhengchun Lu, Rebecca L Tallmadge, Heather M Callaway, M Julia B Felippe, John S L Parker
In response to immunization, B-cells generate a repertoire of antigen-specific antibodies. Antibody-based immunotherapies hold great promise for treating a variety of diseases in humans. Application of antibody-based immunotherapy in cats is limited by the lack of species-specific complete sequences for mRNAs encoding rearranged heavy and light chain immunoglobulins in B cells. To address this barrier, we isolated mRNAs from feline peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs), and used available immunoglobulin sequences and 5' and 3' RACE to clone and sequence heavy and light chain immunoglobulin mRNAs...
October 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970009/comparison-of-different-immunoassay-methods-to-detect-human-anti-drug-antibody-using-the-who-erythropoietin-antibody-reference-panel-for-analytes
#16
Hiroko Shibata, Kazuko Nishimura, Chizuru Miyama, Minoru Tada, Takuo Suzuki, Yoshiro Saito, Akiko Ishii-Watabe
Development of an appropriate assay to detect anti-drug antibody (ADA) is important for assessing immunogenicity to therapeutic protein products. However, characterizing ADA assay methods is difficult because human ADA as a reference standard is not available in most cases. We compared the analytical performance of three ligand-binding assay methods for ADA, namely, surface plasmon resonance (SPR), electrochemiluminescence (ECL), and biolayer interferometry (BLI) methods, by using the anti-erythropoietin (EPO) monoclonal antibody reference panel developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2015...
September 29, 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965920/selection-and-validation-of-antibody-clones-against-igg-and-iga-subclasses-in-switched-memory-b-cells-and-plasma-cells
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Elena Blanco, Martin Perez-Andres, Luzalba Sanoja-Flores, Marjolein Wentink, Ondrej Pelak, Marta Martín-Ayuso, Georgiana Grigore, Juan Torres-Canizales, Eduardo López-Granados, Tomas Kalina, Mirjam van der Burg, Sonia Arriba-Méndez, Santiago Santa Cruz, Noemí Puig, Jacques J M van Dongen, Alberto Orfao
The clinical value of assessing immunoglobulin (Ig)G and IgA subclasses in addition to the isotypes of soluble Igs in serum has been well established. >20years ago, the International Union of Immunological Societies and the World Health Organization performed collaborative studies in order to validate antibody (Ab) clones for the detection of IgG and IgA subclasses for a broad range of laboratory assays, except for flow cytometry. Here we analyzed the performance of commercially available Ab clones to detect IgG and IgA subclasses in memory B-cells and plasma cells (PCs) by flow cytometry...
September 28, 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951559/subclass-specific-igg-glycosylation-is-associated-with-markers-of-inflammation-and-metabolic-health
#18
Rosina Plomp, L Renee Ruhaak, Hae-Won Uh, Karli R Reiding, Maurice Selman, Jeanine J Houwing-Duistermaat, P Eline Slagboom, Marian Beekman, Manfred Wuhrer
This study indicates that glycosylation of immunoglobulin G, the most abundant antibody in human blood, may convey useful information with regard to inflammation and metabolic health. IgG occurs in the form of different subclasses, of which the effector functions show significant variation. Our method provides subclass-specific IgG glycosylation profiling, while previous large-scale studies neglected to measure IgG2-specific glycosylation. We analysed the plasma Fc glycosylation profiles of IgG1, IgG2 and IgG4 in a cohort of 1826 individuals by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry...
September 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944095/intermolecular-interactions-involving-an-acidic-patch-on-immunoglobulin-variable-domain-and-the-%C3%AE-2-constant-region-mediate-crystalline-inclusion-body-formation-in-the-endoplasmic-reticulum
#19
Haruki Hasegawa, Mei Geng, Randal R Ketchem, Ling Liu, Kevin Graham, Frederick Jacobsen
Full-length immunoglobulins (Igs) are widely considered difficult to crystallize because of their large size, N-linked glycosylation, and flexible hinge region. However, numerous cases of intracellular Ig crystallization are reported in plasma cell dyscrasias. What makes some Ig clones more prone to crystallize during biosynthesis as well as the biochemical and cell biological requirements for this cryptic event are poorly understood. To investigate the underlying process of intracellular Ig crystallization we searched for model IgGs that can induce crystalline inclusions during recombinant overexpression...
2017: Cellular Logistics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938254/antibiotic-prophylaxis-immunoglobulin-substitution-and-supportive-measures-prevent-infections-in-mecp2-duplication-syndrome
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Michael Bauer, Renate Krüger, Uwe Kölsch, Nadine Unterwalder, Christian Meisel, Volker Wahn, Horst von Bernuth
Respiratory infections are the main cause of early death in patients with MECP2 duplication syndrome. We report on a 20-year-old patient with MECP2 duplication syndrome, IgG2/IgG4/IgA/IgM-deficiency and polysaccharide-specific-antibody-deficiency, who had 46 episodes of pneumonia in his first 13 years of life. Immunoglobulin substitution, daily antibiotic prophylaxis with two agents and supportive measures reduced occurrence of pneumonia to 4 episodes in the following 6 years of life.
September 20, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
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