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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343892/first-two-bilateral-hand-transplantations-in-india-part-4-immediate-post-operative-care-immunosuppression-protocol-and-monitoring
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Subramania Iyer, Mohit Sharma, P Kishore, Jimmy Mathew, R Janarthanan, Raghuveer Reddy, Abhijeet Wakure, Sundeep Vijayaraghavan, S M Chetan Mali, Visakh Varma, Ashish Chaudhari, Swapnil Dhake, Akshay Omkumar, George Kurian, Rajesh Nair, Anil Mathew, Zachariah Paul, Malini Eapen, Lalitha Biswas
Introduction: Being able to counter immune-mediated rejection has for decades been the single largest obstacle for the progress of vascular composite allotransplantation (VCA). The human immune system performs the key role of differentiating the 'self ' from the 'non-self '. This, although is quintessential to eliminate or resist infections, also resists the acceptance of an allograft which it promptly recognises as 'non-self'. Materials and Methods: Pre-operative evaluation of the recipient evaluation included immunological assessment in the form of panel reactive antibodies (PRA), human leucocyte antigen (HLA) typing, donor-specific antibody detection assays (DSA) and complement-dependent cytotoxicity assays (CDC)...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery: Official Publication of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341290/early-failure-of-kidney-transplants-in-the-current-era-a-national-cohort-study
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Ilkka Helanterä, Juulia Räihä, Patrik Finne, Marko Lempinen
Although short-term outcome after kidney transplantation has improved, a small proportion of grafts are lost during the first year. We characterize in detail all early graft losses in the current era in a nationwide cohort of kidney transplant recipients. Altogether 2447 kidney transplantations, performed between June 2004 and October 2016, were included. All graft losses (return to dialysis or patient death) occurring during the first posttransplant year were characterized. During the first posttranplant year altogether 109 grafts were lost, 67 grafts failed, and 42 patients died...
January 16, 2018: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319884/similar-localization-of-conformational-ige-epitopes-on-the-house-dust-mite-allergens-der-p-5-and-der-p-21-despite-limited-ige-cross-reactivity
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M Curin, T Garmatiuk, Y Resch-Marat, K W Chen, G Hofer, K Fauland, W Keller, W Hemmer, S Vrtala, M Focke-Tejkl, R Valenta
BACKGROUND: Due to high IgE recognition frequency and high allergenic activity, Der p 5 and Der p 21 are clinically important house dust mite (HDM) allergens. The objective of this study was to characterise the immunodominant IgE epitopes of Der p 5 and Der p 21 responsible for their high allergenic activity. METHODS: A panel of 12 overlapping peptides spanning the Der p 5 and Der p 21 sequence were synthesized to search for sequential IgE epitopes by direct testing for allergic patients ' IgE reactivity...
January 10, 2018: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305897/cloning-expression-and-purification-of-virb10-protein-of-brucella-melitensis-and-to-evaluate-its-role-as-a-serological-marker-for-brucella-infection-in-experimental-and-natural-hosts
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Prachi Pathak, Ashu Kumar, Prabhu Prasad Sarangi, Sameer Bhagyawant, Duraipandian Thavaselvam
Brucellosis is a zoonotic disease caused by various species of the genus Brucella. The control of disease mainly depends on its accurate and early diagnosis. Culture methods employed for diagnosis are time consuming and require well equipped biosafety level 3 laboratories and hence serological tests are favored alternative for brucellosis diagnosis. At present serological diagnosis is based on LPS (lipopolysaccharide) which is less specific as the LPS antigen of Brucella species shows cross reactivity with other gram-negative bacteria...
January 3, 2018: Protein Expression and Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280203/improving-the-cytological-diagnosis-of-high-grade-serous-carcinoma-in-ascites-with-a-panel-of-complementary-biomarkers-in-cell-blocks
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X Zhang, L Chen, Y Liu, Y Xu, X Zhang, Y Shi, C Wang, P L Zhang, Y Liu
INTRODUCTION: Precise cytological diagnosis of pelvic high-grade serous carcinoma (HGSC) in ascites is important for tumour staging, therapeutic decision-making and prognostic evaluation. However, it can often be difficult to distinguish metastatic HGSC cells from reactive mesothelial cells based on morphology alone. Immunocytochemical analysis of ascites cell blocks has been used to obtain accurate diagnosis and provide a reliable basis for treatment decisions in the clinic. This study was performed to determine whether a panel of antibodies is necessary to achieve high specificity and sensitivity for the identification of HGSC cells...
December 27, 2017: Cytopathology: Official Journal of the British Society for Clinical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277486/development-of-a-high-throughput-bead-based-assay-system-to-measure-hiv-1-specific-immune-signatures-in-clinical-samples
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Thomas Liechti, Claus Kadelka, Hanna Ebner, Nikolas Friedrich, Roger D Kouyos, Huldrych F Günthard, Alexandra Trkola
The monitoring and assessment of a broadly neutralizing antibody (bnAb) based HIV-1 vaccine require detailed measurements of HIV-1 binding antibody responses to support the detection of correlates of protection. Here we describe the development of a flexible, high-throughput microsphere based multiplex assay system that allows monitoring complex binding antibody signatures. Studying a panel of 13 HIV-1 antigens in a parallel assessment of different IgG subclasses (IgG1, IgG2 and IgG3) we demonstrate the potential of our strategy...
December 22, 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274240/do-clinical-trials-reflect-reality-a-systematic-review-of-inclusion-exclusion-criteria-in-trials-of-renal-transplant-immunosuppression
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Anam A Ayaz-Shah, Samia Hussain, Simon R Knight
Renal transplant recipients and donors are becoming increasingly more marginal, with more expanded criteria (ECD) and donation after circulatory death (DCD) donors and older recipients. Despite this, high risk donors and recipients are often excluded from clinical trials, leading to uncertainty about the generalizability of findings. We extracted data regarding inclusion/exclusion criteria from 174 trials of immunosuppression in renal transplant recipients published over a 5-year period, and compared criteria with those specified in published trial registries...
December 23, 2017: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250656/immunohistochemical-reaction-of-the-glandular-epithelium-in-endometrial-hyperplasia-compared-to-endometrial-carcinoma
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Victor Emanuel Stoenescu, Mihaela Niculescu, Liliana Novac, Maria Magdalena Manolea, Paul Ioan Tomescu, Anda Lorena Dijmărescu, Marius Bogdan Novac, Ştefania Tudorache, Dominic Gabriel Iliescu
The histopathological and immunohistochemical diagnosis of endometrial biopsies is used for estimating the risk of progression in endometrial hyperplastic lesions in carcinoma and for guiding the clinical management. The objective of this study was to evaluate the immunohistochemical expression of the estrogen receptor (ER) and progesterone receptor (PR), p14, p53, phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN), Ki67, in patients with endometrial hyperplasia (EH) with/without atypia versus endometrioid endometrial carcinoma type 1...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248530/stability-of-hepatitis-c-virus-rna-and-anti-hcv-antibody-in-air-dried-and-freeze-dried-human-plasma-samples
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Amanda Poe, Ngocvien Thi Duong, Kanwar Bedi, Maja Kodani
Diagnosis of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is based on testing for antibodies to HCV (anti-HCV), hepatitis C core antigen (HCV cAg) and HCV RNA. To ensure quality control (QC) and quality assurance (QA), proficiency panels are provided by reference laboratories and various international organizations, requiring costly dry ice shipments to maintain specimen integrity. Alternative methods of specimen preservation and transport can save on shipping and handling and help in improving diagnostics by facilitating QA/QC of various laboratories especially in resource limited countries...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242836/vaccination-with-a-recombinant-h7-hemagglutinin-based-influenza-virus-vaccine-induces-broadly-reactive-antibodies-in-humans
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Daniel Stadlbauer, Arvind Rajabhathor, Fatima Amanat, Daniel Kaplan, Abusaleh Masud, John J Treanor, Ruvim Izikson, Manon M Cox, Raffael Nachbagauer, Florian Krammer
Human influenza virus infections with avian subtype H7N9 viruses are a major public health concern and have encouraged the development of effective H7 prepandemic vaccines. In this study, baseline and postvaccination serum samples of individuals aged 18 years and older who received a recombinant H7 hemagglutinin vaccine with and without an oil-in-water emulsion (SE) adjuvant were analyzed using a panel of serological assays. While only a small proportion of individuals seroconverted to H7N9 as measured by the conventional hemagglutination inhibition assay, our data show strong induction of anti-H7 hemagglutinin antibodies as measured by an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)...
November 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237847/a-trimeric-hiv-1-envelope-gp120-immunogen-induces-potent-and-broad-anti-v1v2-loop-antibodies-against-hiv-1-in-rabbits-and-rhesus-macaques
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Andrew T Jones, Venkateswarlu Chamcha, Sannula Kesavardhana, Xiaoying Shen, David Beaumont, Raksha Das, Linda S Wyatt, Celia C LaBranche, Sherry Stanfield-Oakley, Guido Ferrari, David C Montefiori, Bernard Moss, Georgia D Tomaras, Raghavan Varadarajan, Rama Rao Amara
Trimeric HIV-1 envelope (Env) immunogens are attractive due to their ability to display quaternary epitopes targeted by broadly neutralizing antibodies while obscuring unfavorable epitopes. Results from the RV144 trial highlighted the importance of vaccine induced HIV-1 Env V1V2 directed antibodies, with key regions of the V2 loop as targets for vaccine-mediated protection. We recently reported that a trimeric JRFL-gp120 immunogen, generated by inserting a N-terminal trimerization domain in the V1 loop region of a cyclically permuted gp120 (cycP-gp120), induces neutralizing activity against multiple tier-2 HIV-1 isolates in guinea pigs in a DNA prime/protein boost approach...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227332/recent-advances-in-the-diagnosis-of-malignant-mesothelioma-focus-on-approach-in-challenging-cases-and-in-limited-tissue-and-cytologic-samples
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Sara Monaco, Mitra Mehrad, Sanja Dacic
Mesothelial proliferations can be diagnostically challenging in small specimens, such as body fluid cytology and small tissue biopsies. A great morphologic challenge for pathologists is the separation of benign reactive mesothelial proliferations from malignant mesotheliomas. Reactive mesothelial proliferations may have histologic features that resemble malignancy including increased cellularity, cytologic atypia, and mitoses. Recent advances in mesothelioma genetics resulted in identification of BAP1 mutations and p16 deletions as features of malignant mesotheliomas...
January 2018: Advances in Anatomic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227167/diagnosis-of-platelet-function-disorders-a-standardized-rational-and-modular-flow-cytometric-approach
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Oliver Andres, Katja Henning, Gabriele Strauß, Annerose Pflug, Georgi Manukjan, Harald Schulze
A high proportion of patients with mucocutaneous bleeding diathesis and suspected inherited or acquired platelet disorder remain without diagnosis even after comprehensive laboratory testing. Since flow cytometry allows investigation of resting and activated platelets on the single cell level by requiring only minimal amounts of blood, this method has become an important assay within the diagnostic algorithm, especially in pediatrics. We therefore developed a standardized and modular flow cytometric approach that contributes to clarify impaired platelet function in a rational step-by-step manner...
December 11, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198930/induction-regimen-and-survival-in-simultaneous-heart-kidney-transplant-recipients
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Venkatesh K Ariyamuthu, Alpesh A Amin, Mark H Drazner, Faris Araj, Pradeep P A Mammen, Mehmet Ayvaci, Mutlu Mete, Fatih Ozay, Mythili Ghanta, Sumit Mohan, Prince Mohan, Bekir Tanriover
BACKGROUND: Induction therapy in simultaneous heart-kidney transplantation (SHKT) is not well studied in the setting of contemporary maintenance immunosuppression consisting of tacrolimus (TAC), mycophenolic acid (MPA), and prednisone (PRED). METHODS: We analyzed the Organ Procurement and Transplant Network registry from January 1, 2000, to March 3, 2015, for recipients of SHKT (N = 623) maintained on TAC/MPA/PRED at hospital discharge. The study cohort was further stratified into 3 groups by induction choice: induction (n = 232), rabbit anti-thymoglobulin (r-ATG; n = 204), and interleukin-2 receptor-α (n = 187) antagonists...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197680/increased-co-expression-of-pd-1-tigit-and-klrg-1-on-tumor-reactive-cd8-t-cells-during-relapse-after-allo-sct
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Tim J A Hutten, Wieger J Norde, Rob Woestenenk, Ruo Chen Wang, Frans Maas, Michel Kester, J H Frederik Falkenburg, Sofia Berglund, Leo Luznik, Joop H Jansen, Nicolaas Schaap, Harry Dolstra, Willemijn Hobo
Allogeneic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT) can be a curative treatment for patients with a hematological malignancy due to allo-reactive T cell responses recognizing minor histocompatibility antigens (MiHA). Yet, tumor immune escape mechanisms can cause failure of T cell immunity, leading to relapse. Tumor cells display low expression of co-stimulatory molecules and can up-regulate co-inhibitory molecules that, upon ligation with their counter receptors on the tumor-reactive T cells, inhibit T cell functionality...
November 29, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183788/reduction-of-nonspecificity-motifs-in-synthetic-antibody-libraries
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Ryan L Kelly, Doris Le, Jessie Zhao, K Dane Wittrup
Successful antibody development requires both functional binding and desirable biophysical characteristics. In the current study we analyze the causes of one hurdle to clinical development, off-target reactivity or nonspecificity. We used a high-throughput nonspecificity assay to isolate panels of nonspecific antibodies from two synthetic scFv libraries expressed on the surface of yeast, identifying both individual amino acids and motifs within the complementarity determining regions (CDRs) which contribute to the phenotype...
November 25, 2017: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180749/clonal-evolution-and-antigen-recognition-of-anti-nuclear-antibodies-in-acute-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Shuhei Sakakibara, Takao Arimori, Kazuo Yamashita, Hideyuki Jinzai, Daisuke Motooka, Shota Nakamura, Songling Li, Kazuya Takeda, Jun Katayama, Marwa Ali El Hussien, Masashi Narazaki, Toshio Tanaka, Daron M Standley, Junichi Takagi, Hitoshi Kikutani
The evolutional process of disease-associated autoantibodies in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) remains to be established. Here we show intraclonal diversification and affinity maturation of anti-nuclear antibody (ANA)-producing B cells in SLE. We identified a panel of monoclonal ANAs recognizing nuclear antigens, such as double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) and ribonucleoproteins (RNPs) from acute SLE subjects. These ANAs had relatively few, but nonetheless critical mutations. High-throughput immunoglobulin sequencing of blood lymphocytes disclosed the existence of sizable ANA lineages shearing critical mutations intraclonally...
November 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172286/epitope-mapping-of-human-her2-specific-mouse-monoclonal-antibodies-using-recombinant-extracellular-subdomains
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Reza Hosseini Ghatar, Tahereh Soltantoyeh, Tannaz Bahadori, Maryam Golara, Hadi Hassannia, Roya Khosravi Eghbal, Jalal Khoshnoodi, Mohammad Ali Judaki, Forough Golsaz-Shirazi, Mahmood Jeddi-Tehrani, Mohammad Mehdi Amiri, Fazel Shokri
Background: Human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) is overexpressed in several human malignancies and numerous studies have indicated that it plays important roles in the development and maintenance of the malignant phenotype. Targeting of HER2 molecules with monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) is a promising therapeutic approach. However, anti-HER2 mAbs affect cancer cells differently, depending on the distinct epitopes which are the targets. Methods: Reactivity of a panel of 8 mouse anti-HER2 mAbs was investigated by ELISA and Western blotting using different subdomains of the extracellular domain (ECD) of HER2...
November 26, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152576/meningococcal-antigen-typing-system-mats-based-neisseria-meningitidis-serogroup-b-coverage-prediction-for-the-menb-4c-vaccine-in-the-united-states
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Gowrisankar Rajam, Maria Stella, Ellie Kim, Simon Paulos, Giuseppe Boccadifuoco, Laura Serino, George Carlone, Duccio Medini
Neisseria meningitidis is the most common cause of bacterial meningitis in children and young adults worldwide. A 4-component vaccine against N. meningitidis serogroup B (MenB) disease (MenB-4C [Bexsero]; GSK) combining factor H binding protein (fHBP), neisserial heparin binding protein (NHBA), neisserial adhesin A (NadA), and PorA-containing outer membrane vesicles was recently approved for use in the United States and other countries worldwide. Because the public health impact of MenB-4C in the United States is unclear, we used the meningococcal antigen typing system (MATS) to assess the strain coverage in a panel of strains representative of serogroup B (NmB) disease in the United States...
November 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143081/generation-in-yeast-and-antigenic-characterization-of-hepatitis-e-virus-capsid-protein-virus-like-particles
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Martynas Simanavicius, Paulius Lukas Tamosiunas, Rasa Petraityte-Burneikiene, Reimar Johne, Rainer G Ulrich, Aurelija Zvirbliene, Indre Kucinskaite-Kodze
Hepatitis E is a globally distributed human disease caused by hepatitis E virus (HEV). In Europe, it spreads through undercooked pork meat or other products and with blood components through transfusions. There are no approved or golden standard serologic systems for HEV diagnostics. Commercially available HEV tests often provide inconsistent results which may differ among the assays. In this study, we describe generation in yeast and characterization of HEV genotype 3 (HEV-3) and rat HEV capsid proteins self-assembled into virus-like particles (VLPs) and the development of HEV-specific monoclonal antibodies (MAbs)...
November 15, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
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