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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334051/dissecting-the-relationships-of-igg-subclasses-and-complements-in-membranous-lupus-nephritis-and-idiopathic-membranous-nephropathy
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Woong Na, Kijong Yi, Young Soo Song, Moon Hyang Park
Membranous lupus nephritis (MLN) and idiopathic membranous nephropathy (IMN) are kidney diseases with similar morphology, but distinct etiologies, both producing glomeruli with immune deposits. Immunoglobulins and complements, the main components of the deposits, can be detected by immunofluorescence (IF) microscopy. Previous researches characterized the immune deposits only individually, but not the interactions between them. To study these relationships we analyzed an IF profile of IgG subclasses and complements (IgG1, IgG2, IgG3, IgG4, C3, C1q, and C4) in 53 and 95 cases of biopsy-confirmed MLNs and IMNs, respectively, mainly using information theory and Bayesian networks...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325049/antibody-subclass-detection-using-graphene-nanopore
#2
Amir Barati Farimani, Mohammad Heiranian, Kyoungmin Min, Narayana R Aluru
Solid-state nanopores are promising for label free protein detection. The large thickness, ranging from several tens of nanometers to micrometers and larger, of solid-state nanopores prohibits atomic scale scanning or interrogation of proteins. Here, a single-atom thick graphene nanopore is shown to be highly capable of sensing and discriminating between different subclasses of IgG antibodies despite their minor and subtle variation in atomic structure. Extensive molecular dynamics (MD) simulations, rigorous statistical analysis with a total aggregate simulation time of 2...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319826/oil-based-adjuvants-delivered-intradermally-induce-high-primary-igg2-immune-response-in-swine
#3
Zrinka Oreskovic, Hana Kudlackova, Josef Krejci, Katerina Nechvatalova, Martin Faldyna
The effects of intradermal application of antigen with or without different adjuvants and activation of immune response are presented in this study. Six groups of six piglets each were immunized with keyhole limpet haemocyanin (KLH) antigen in combination with aluminium hydroxide or oil-based adjuvants (complete and incomplete Freund's adjuvants, Montanide ISA 206 and Emulsigen). IgG1 and IgG2 levels in sera were measured by KLH-specific ELISA. Interestingly, oil-based adjuvants induced high primary IgG2 response, suggesting the Th1 lymphocyte polarization...
March 11, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301479/ligb-subunit-vaccine-confers-sterile-immunity-against-challenge-in-the-hamster-model-of-leptospirosis
#4
Neida L Conrad, Flávia W Cruz McBride, Jéssica D Souza, Marcelle M Silveira, Samuel Félix, Karla S Mendonça, Cleiton S Santos, Daniel A Athanazio, Marco A Medeiros, Mitermayer G Reis, Odir A Dellagostin, Alan J A McBride
Neglected tropical diseases, including zoonoses such as leptospirosis, have a major impact on rural and poor urban communities, particularly in developing countries. This has led to major investment in antipoverty vaccines that focus on diseases that influence public health and thereby productivity. While the true, global, impact of leptospirosis is unknown due to the lack of adequate laboratory diagnosis, the WHO estimates that incidence has doubled over the last 15 years to over 1 million cases that require hospitalization every year...
March 16, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288696/immune-recognition-of-salivary-proteins-from-the-cattle-tick-rhipicephalus-microplus-differs-according-to-the-genotype-of-the-bovine-host
#5
Gustavo Rocha Garcia, Sandra Regina Maruyama, Kristina T Nelson, José Marcos Chaves Ribeiro, Luiz Gustavo Gardinassi, Antonio Augusto Mendes Maia, Beatriz Rossetti Ferreira, Frans N J Kooyman, Isabel K F de Miranda Santos
BACKGROUND: Males of the cattle tick Rhipicephalus microplus produce salivary immunoglobulin-binding proteins and allotypic variations in IgG are associated with tick loads in bovines. These findings indicate that antibody responses may be essential to control tick infestations. Infestation loads with cattle ticks are heritable: some breeds carry high loads of reproductively successful ticks, in others, few ticks feed and they reproduce inefficiently. Different patterns of humoral immunity against tick salivary proteins may explain these phenotypes...
March 14, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284971/analysis-of-clinical-and-immunologic-phenotype-in-a-large-cohort-of-children-and-adults-with-cartilage-hair-hypoplasia
#6
Svetlana Kostjukovits, Paula Klemetti, Helena Valta, Timi Martelius, Luigi D Notarangelo, Mikko Seppänen, Mervi Taskinen, Outi Mäkitie
In our cohort of individuals with cartilage-hair hypoplasia 1) over 25% of patients manifest clinical combined immunodeficiency and they have lower CD3+, CD8+ and recent thymic emigrant counts; 2) specific antibody deficiency may exist; 3) low IgG2 levels associate with severe varicella.
March 8, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262915/glutathione-and-thioredoxin-systems-contribute-to-recombinant-monoclonal-antibody-interchain-disulfide-bond-reduction-during-bioprocessing
#7
Michael W Handlogten, Min Zhu, Sanjeev Ahuja
Antibody interchain disulfide bond reduction during biopharmaceutical manufacturing has received increased attention since it was first reported in 2010. Antibody reduction leads to loss of product and reduced product stability. It is therefore critical to understand the underlying mechanisms of reduction. To date, the thioredoxin system has been reported as the sole contributor to antibody reduction during bioprocessing. In this work, we show that the glutathione system, in addition to the thioredoxin system, is involved in reducing antibody molecules and the contributions of the two systems can vary depending upon the cell culture process...
March 6, 2017: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242452/top-down-analysis-of-immunoglobulin-g-isotypes-1-and-2-with-electron-transfer-dissociation-on-a-high-field-orbitrap-mass-spectrometer
#8
Luca Fornelli, Daniel Ayoub, Konstantin Aizikov, Xiaowen Liu, Eugen Damoc, Pavel A Pevzner, Alexander Makarov, Alain Beck, Yury O Tsybin
The increasing importance of immunoglobulins G (IgGs) as biotherapeutics calls for improved structural characterization methods designed for these large (~150kDa) macromolecules. Analysis workflows have to be rapid, robust, and require minimal sample preparation. In a previous work we showed the potential of Orbitrap Fourier transform mass spectrometry (FTMS) combined with electron transfer dissociation (ETD) for the top-down investigation of an intact IgG1, resulting in ~30% sequence coverage. Here, we describe a top-down analysis of two IgGs1 (adalimumab and trastuzumab) and one IgG2 (panitumumab) performed with ETD on a mass spectrometer equipped with a high-field Orbitrap mass analyzer...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242071/recombinant-bcg-expressing-a-pspa-pdt-fusion-protein-protects-mice-against-pneumococcal-lethal-challenge-in-a-prime-boost-strategy
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Cibelly Goulart, Dunia Rodriguez, Alex I Kanno, Ying-Jie Lu, Richard Malley, Luciana C C Leite
Pneumococcal proteins have been evaluated as genetically-conserved potential vaccine candidates. We have previously demonstrated that a fragment of PspA in fusion with PdT (rPspA-PdT) induced protective immune responses in mice. However, purified proteins have shown poor immunogenicity and often require the combination with strong adjuvants and booster doses. Here, we investigated the use of a Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) strain, a well-established prophylactic vaccine for tuberculosis with known adjuvant properties, for delivery of the PspA-PdT fusion protein...
February 24, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219072/human-allergen-specific-igg-subclass-antibodies-measured-using-immunocap-technology
#10
Robert Movérare, Karin Blume, Peter Lind, René Crevel, Åsa Marknell DeWitt, Stella Cochrane
BACKGROUND: Knowledge of human IgG subclass antibody responses to various allergens has been hampered by a lack of reliable standardized assays. The aim here was to develop quantitative immunoassays for human IgG1, IgG2, and IgG3 antibodies using ImmunoCAP® technology and to evaluate their application. METHODS: Enzyme conjugates with isotype-specific monoclonal antibodies and calibrators composed of purified myeloma paraproteins were developed for each assay and used together with other standardized assay reagents for the Phadia® 100 instrument...
2017: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206982/biocompatible-chitosan-nanoparticles-as-an-efficient-delivery-vehicle-for-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-lipids-to-induce-potent-cytokines-and-antibody-response-through-activation-of-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cells-in-mice
#11
Ishani Das, Avinash Padhi, Sitabja Mukherjee, Debi Dash, Santosh Kar, Avinash Sonawane
Activation of cell mediated and humoral immune responses to Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) are critical for protection and that nanoparticles mediated delivery of antigens are more potent in inducing different immune responses. Herein, we show that mice immunized with Mtb lipid bound chitosan nanoparticles(NPs) induce secretion of prominent type 1 T helper (Th1) and type 2 T helper (Th2) cytokines in lymph node and spleen cells, and also induced significantly higher levels of IgG, IgG1, IgG2 and IgM in comparison to control mice...
February 16, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192236/diagnosis-of-primary-antibody-and-complement-immunodeficiencies-in-young-adults-after-a-first-invasive-bacterial-infection
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Sébastien Sanges, Frédéric Wallet, Nicolas Blondiaux, Didier Theis, Isabelle Verin, Anne Vachée, Rodrigue Dessein, Karine Faure, Nathalie Viget, Eric Senneville, Olivier Leroy, Fleur Maury, Nicolas Just, Julien Poissy, Daniel Mathieu, Anne Prévotat, Cécile Chenivesse, Arnaud Scherpereel, Grégoire Smith, Benjamin Lopez, Jérémie Rosain, Véronique Fremeaux-Bacchi, Eric Hachulla, Pierre-Yves Hatron, Mathilde Bahuaud, Frédéric Batteux, David Launay, Myriam Labalette, Guillaume Lefèvre
OBJECTIVES: Screening for primary immunodeficiencies (PIDs) in adults is recommended after two severe bacterial infections. We aimed to evaluate if screening should be performed after the first invasive infection in young adults. METHODS: Eligible patients were retrospectively identified using hospital discharge and bacteriology databases in 3 centers during a 3-year period. Eighteen to forty year-old patients were included if they had experienced an invasive infection with encapsulated bacteria commonly encountered in PIDs (Streptococcus pneumoniae (SP), Neisseria meningitidis (NM), Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG), Haemophilus influenzae (HI) or group A Streptococcus (GAS))...
February 10, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186329/effects-of-antibody-disulfide-bond-reduction-on-purification-process-performance-and-final-drug-substance-stability
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Wai Keen Chung, Brian Russell, Yanhong Yang, Michael Handlogten, Suzanne Hudak, Mingyan Cao, Jihong Wang, David Robbins, Sanjeev Ahuja, Min Zhu
Antibody disulfide bond reduction during monoclonal antibody (mAb) production is a phenomenon that has been attributed to the reducing enzymes from CHO cells acting on the mAb during the harvest process. However, the impact of antibody reduction on the downstream purification process has not been studied. During the production of an IgG2 mAb, antibody reduction was observed in the harvested cell culture fluid (HCCF), resulting in high fragment levels. In addition, aggregate levels increased during the low pH treatment step in the purification process...
February 10, 2017: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177177/purification-and-quantification-of-heavy-chain-antibodies-from-the-milk-of-bactrian-camels
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Hongqiang Yao, Min Zhang, Yi Li, Jirimutu Yao, He Meng, Siriguleng Yu
Camel milk has a unique composition with naturally occurring heavy-chain antibodies (HCAbs), which exert rehabilitating potencies in infection and immunity. To characterize HCAb in camel milk, immunoglobulin G (IgG) was isolated from the milk of Camelus bactrianus by a combination of affinity chromatography and sodium dodecyl sulfate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis to purify and size-fractionate protein A and protein G, which were further identified by Western blotting, and were quantified by bicinchoninic acid (BCA) and ELISA...
February 8, 2017: Animal Science Journal, Nihon Chikusan Gakkaihō
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174258/kinetic-modeling-of-the-release-of-ethylene-oxide-from-sterilized-plastic-containers-and-its-interaction-with-monoclonal-antibodies
#15
Bryan Lei Yu, Jun Han, Matthew Hammond, Xuemei Wang, Qingchun Zhang, Andrew Clausen, Ronald Forster, Mingda Eu
Ethylene oxide (ETO) is commonly used to sterilize plastic containers, but the effects of residual amounts left after sterilization on protein therapeutics are still not well understood. Here we focus primarily on the factors that influence concentrations of ETO migrating from ETO-treated plastic containers into aqueous solution. A study was designed to investigate the kinetics of this process at various temperatures, and the kinetic data could be fit with a model based on a combination of Fickean diffusion and first-order chemical reaction (to account for observed hydrolysis of ETO)...
January 2017: PDA Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166930/polymeric-antigen-blsomp31-in-aluminium-hydroxide-induces-serum-bactericidal-and-opsonic-antibodies-against-brucella-canis-in-dogs
#16
Maria Clausse, Alejandra G Díaz, Romina P Pardo, Vanesa Zylberman, Fernando A Goldbaum, Silvia M Estein
Polymeric antigen BLSOmp31 is an immunogenic vaccine candidate that confers protection against Brucella canis in mice. In this preliminary study, the immunogenicity and safety of BLSOmp31 adsorbed to aluminum hydroxide gel (BLSOmp31-AH) were evaluated in Beagle dogs. In addition, the potential to elicit serum antibodies with complement-dependent bactericidal activity and/or to enhance phagocytosis by neutrophils were analyzed. Dogs were immunized three times with BLSOmp31-AH by subcutaneous route, followed by an annual booster...
February 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160866/withania-somnifera-chemotype-nmitli-101r-significantly-increases-the-efficacy-of-antileishmanial-drugs-by-generating-strong-ifn-%C3%AE-and-il-12-mediated-immune-responses-in-leishmania-donovani-infected-hamsters
#17
Chandra Dev Pati Tripathi, Pramod Kumar Kushawaha, Rajender Singh Sangwan, Chitra Mandal, Shailja Misra-Bhattacharya, Anuradha Dube
BACKGROUND: Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal (Solanaceae), commonly known as Ashwagandha, is one of the most important medicinal plant in the traditional Indian medical systems. Pharmacological studies have established that root extracts of W. somnifera contain several bioactive constituents called withanolides. The plant has long been used for its several beneficial properties and recently as an immunomodulator. HYPOTHESIS/PURPOSE: A combination therapy including a potential and safe immunostimulant with lower doses of effective drug, which can reduce the parasitic burden and simultaneously can produce an enhancement of adaptive immunity, has proven to be significantly a more effective approach than immunotherapy or drug therapy alone...
January 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128471/lack-of-fc-gamma-receptor-iiia-promotes-rather-than-suppresses-humoral-and-cellular-immune-responses-after-mucosal-or-parenteral-immunization-with-antigen-and-adjuvants
#18
Jia-Bin Sun, Jan Holmgren, Mark S Cragg, Zou Xiang
The Fcγ receptor IIIA (FcγRIIIA) has traditionally been known as a positive regulator of immune responses. Consistent with this, mice deficient in FcγRIIIA are protected from various inflammation-associated pathologies including several autoimmune diseases. In contrast to this accepted dogma, we show here that mice lacking FcγRIIIA developed increased rather than reduced both humoral and cellular immune responses to mucosal (sublingual) immunization with ovalbumin (OVA) given together with the strong mucosal adjuvant cholera toxin as well as to parenteral (subcutaneous) immunization with OVA in complete Freund's adjuvant...
January 27, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126470/ataxia-telangiectasia-immunodeficiency-and-survival
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Nienke J H van Os, Anne F M Jansen, Marcel van Deuren, Asgeir Haraldsson, Nieke T M van Driel, Amos Etzioni, Michiel van der Flier, Charlotte A Haaxma, Tomohiro Morio, Amit Rawat, Michiel H D Schoenaker, Annarosa Soresina, Alexander M R Taylor, Bart P C van de Warrenburg, Corry M R Weemaes, Nel Roeleveld, Michèl A A P Willemsen
Ataxia-telangiectasia (AT) is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by ataxia, telangiectasia, and immunodeficiency. An increased risk of malignancies and respiratory diseases dramatically reduce life expectancy. To better counsel families, develop individual follow-up programs, and select patients for therapeutic trials, more knowledge is needed on factors influencing survival. This retrospective cohort study of 61 AT patients shows that classical AT patients had a shorter survival than variant patients (HR 5...
January 23, 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120234/ataxia-telangiectasia-in-turkey-multisystem-involvement-of-91-patients
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Hacer Akturk, Murat Sutcu, Ayper Somer, Sanem Piskin, Manolya Acar, Meral Ozmen, Umut Altinoglu, Burak Tatli, Nuran Salman
BACKGROUND: Ataxia telangiectasia (AT) is a genetically based multisystemic disorder. We aimed to make a comprehensive evaluation of multisystem involvement in AT by describing clinical features and outcome of 91 patients. METHODS: Medical records of the patients who were diagnosed and followed by a multidisciplinary approach during a 27-year period (1988-2015) were reviewed retrospectively. RESULTS: Forty six female and 45 male patients with a mean follow-up period of 39...
January 25, 2017: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
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