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Panel reactive antibody

Iuliia Gilchuk, Pavlo Gilchuk, Gopal Sapparapu, Rebecca Lampley, Vidisha Singh, Nurgun Kose, David L Blum, Laura J Hughes, Panayampalli S Satheshkumar, Michael B Townsend, Ashley V Kondas, Zachary Reed, Zachary Weiner, Victoria A Olson, Erika Hammarlund, Hans-Peter Raue, Mark K Slifka, James C Slaughter, Barney S Graham, Kathryn M Edwards, Roselyn J Eisenberg, Gary H Cohen, Sebastian Joyce, James E Crowe
Monkeypox (MPXV) and cowpox (CPXV) are emerging agents that cause severe human infections on an intermittent basis, and variola virus (VARV) has potential for use as an agent of bioterror. Vaccinia immune globulin (VIG) has been used therapeutically to treat severe orthopoxvirus infections but is in short supply. We generated a large panel of orthopoxvirus-specific human monoclonal antibodies (Abs) from immune subjects to investigate the molecular basis of broadly neutralizing antibody responses for diverse orthopoxviruses...
October 20, 2016: Cell
Daniela Damasceno, Martín Pérez Andrés, Wouter Bl van den Bossche, Juan Flores-Montero, Sandra de Bruin, Cristina Teodosio, Jacques Jm van Dongen, Alberto Orfao, Julia Almeida
Although major steps have been recently made in understanding the role of the distinct subsets of dendritic cells (DC)/antigen-presenting cells (APC), further studies are required to unravel their precise role, including in-depth immunophenotypic characterisation of these cells. Here, we used eight-colour flow cytometry to investigate the reactivity of a panel of 72 monoclonal antibodies (including those clustered in seven new Cluster of Differentiation, CD) on different subsets of APC in peripheral blood (PB) samples from five healthy adults...
September 2016: Clinical & Translational Immunology
Luca Dello Strologo, Luisa Murer, Isabella Guzzo, Federica Morolli, Annalisa M V Pipicelli, Elisa Benetti, Germana Longo, Sara Testa, Andrea Ricci, Fabrizio Ginevri, Luciana Ghio, Massimo Cardillo, Antonina Piazza, Alessandro Nanni Costa
BACKGROUND: High levels of preformed anti-HLA antibodies dramatically diminish renal transplant outcomes. Most desensitization programmes guarantee good intermediate outcomes but quite disappointing long-term prognosis. The search for a fully compatible kidney increases time on the waiting list. METHODS: In February 2011, a nationwide hyperimmune programme (NHP) was begun in Italy: all available kidneys are primarily proposed to highly sensitized patients with a panel reactive antibody above 80%...
October 14, 2016: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
M Pereira, J Guerra, M Neves, J Gonçalves, A Santana, C Nascimento, A G da Costa
INTRODUCTION: The optimal immunosuppressive induction therapy in kidney transplant recipients with low immunologic risk of acute rejection (AR) is still controversial. The use of basiliximab (BSX) has led to a significant decrease of AR with a low side effect profile. OBJECTIVE: This study sought to evaluate predictive risk factors for AR in low immunologic risk patients subjected to immunosuppressive induction therapy with BSX. METHODS: We reviewed all low immunologic risk patients (panel reactive antibody [PRA] level <50%, who had undergone a first deceased-donor transplant) subjected to immunosuppressive induction therapy with BSX, calcineurin inhibitor, mycophenolate mofetil, and prednisolone (n = 346)...
September 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
Mirella Luciani, Gisella Armillotta, Laura Manna, Antonella Ciarelli, Tiziana Di Febo, Ivanka Krasteva, Attilio Pini, Flavio Sacchini, Anna Rita D'Angelo
An immunohistochemical (IHC) technique was optimised using a monoclonal antibody (MAb) to detect Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. mycoides (Mmm), the agent of Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia (CBPP), in sections of lung tissue. A panel of MAbs was produced and screened for Mmm speci city and for cross-reactivity against other mycoplasmas belonging and not belonging to the Mycoplasma mycoides cluster, using in parallel indirect ELISA (i-ELISA) and Immunoblotting (IB). Based on i-ELISA and IB characterization data, 1 MAb (clone 3G10E7) was selected and its highest a nity vs Mmm was con rmed by the Quartz Crystal Microbalance (QCM) technology...
July 15, 2016: Veterinaria Italiana
Dipesh K Shah, Salil V Deo, Andrew D Althouse, Jeffery J Teuteberg, Soon J Park, Robert L Kormos, Harold M Burkhart, Victor O Morell
BACKGROUND: Adults with congenital heart disease may present with end-stage heart failure necessitating orthotopic heart transplant (OHT). We sought to review the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) experience with this unique cohort focusing on surgical outcomes and survival. METHODS: From the UNOS registry, 737 adult congenital heart disease recipients (ACHDR) out of 26,993 OHT patients (2.7%) who underwent OHT were studied to analyze early and late outcomes and compared to non-congenital recipients (NCR) over a 15-year period (2000-2014)...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
Meihui Xu, Roland Züst, Ying Xiu Toh, Jennifer M Pfaff, Kristen M Kahle, Edgar Davidson, Benjamin J Doranz, Sumathy Velumani, Farhana Tukijan, Cheng-I Wang, Katja Fink
Half of the world's population is exposed to the risk of dengue virus infection. Although a vaccine for dengue is now available in a few countries, its reported overall efficacy of about 60% is not ideal. Protective immune correlates following natural dengue infection remain undefined, which makes it difficult to predict the efficacy of new vaccines. In this study, we address the protective capacity of dengue-specific antibodies that are produced by plasmablasts a few days after natural secondary infection...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Virology
Xunqing Jiang, Max Totrov, Wei Li, Jared M Sampson, Constance Williams, Hong Lu, Xueling Wu, Shan Lu, Shixia Wang, Susan Zolla-Pazner, Xiang-Peng Kong
: The V1V2 region of HIV-1 gp120 harbors a major vulnerable site targeted by a group of broadly neutralizing mAbs such as PG9 through strand-strand recognition. However, this epitope region is structurally polymorphic, as it can also form a helical conformation recognized by RV144 vaccine-induced mAb CH58. This structural polymorphism is a potential mechanism for masking the V1V2 vulnerable site. Designing immunogens that can induce conformation-specific Ab responses may lead to vaccines targeting this vulnerable site...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Virology
Caroline Venzon Thomas, Elisa Kern de Castro, Ivan Carlos Ferreira Antonello
BACKGROUND: The relationship between personality and health is frequently studied in scientific research. This study investigated the clinical/biochemical course of kidney transplant patients based on personality traits. METHODS: A longitudinal study assessed 114 kidney transplant patients (men = 68 and women = 46) with an average age of 47.72 years (SD = 11.4). Personality was evaluated using the Brazilian Factorial Personality Inventory (BFP/Big Five Model)...
August 10, 2016: Renal Failure
S Tafulo, J Malheiro, L Dias, C Mendes, E Osório, L S Martins, J Santos, S Pedroso, M Almeida, A Castro-Henriques
The impact of patient's biological differences in waiting time for kidney transplantation is well known and has been a subject of extensive debate and struggle in transplantation community. Our purpose was to evaluate patient's access to kidney transplantation in Portugal, regarding their degree of allosensitization and blood type. A retrospective cohort study including 1020 candidates for kidney transplantation between 01 January 2010 and 31 December 2011 in transplant unit Centro Hospitalar do Porto was performed...
November 2016: HLA
Thomas Schachtner, Maik Stein, Petra Reinke
The number of kidney transplant recipients (KTRs) after nonrenal solid organ transplantation (SOT) has increased to almost 5%. Knowledge on patient and allograft outcomes, infections, and alloreactivity, however, remains scarce. We studied 40 KTRs after nonrenal SOT. 720 primary KTRs and 119 repeat KTRs were used for comparison. Samples were collected pretransplantation, at +1, +2, and +3 months posttransplantation. Alloreactive and CMV-specific T-cells were measured by interferon-γ Elispot assay. Patient survival in KTRs after SOT, primary and repeat KTRs was comparable...
September 17, 2016: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
A V Vatazin, A B Zul'karnaev
AIM: to comparatively assess desensitization schemes with and without plasmapheresis in patients with low presensitization. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The investigators studied the efficiency of the two desensitization schemes (cascade plasma filtration + intravenous immunoglobulin used in a dose of 100 mg/kg in 19 patients (a study group; panel reactive antibodies (PRA) 25.1±6.1%) versus 2 g/kg in 23 patients (a comparison group, PRA 18.9±4.4%). The crossmatch reaction was negative in both groups...
2016: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
Heather L Howie, Meghan Delaney, Xiaohong Wang, Lay See Er, Gestur Vidarsson, Tamara C Stegmann, Linda Kapp, Jenna N Lebedev, Yanyun Wu, James P AuBuchon, James C Zimring
BACKGROUND: Human immunoglobulin G (IgG) includes four different subtypes (IgG1, IgG2, IgG3, and IgG4), and it is also now appreciated that there are genetic variations within IgG subtypes (called isoallotypes). Twenty-nine different isoallotypes have been described, with 7, 4, 15, and 3 isoallotypes described for IgG1, IgG2, IgG3, and IgG4, respectively. The reactivity of anti-IgG with different isoallotypes has not been characterized. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: A novel monoclonal anti-K antibody (PugetSound Monoclonal Antibody 1 [PUMA1]) was isolated and sequenced, and a panel of PUMA1 variants was expressed, consisting of the 29 known IgG isoallotypes...
September 16, 2016: Transfusion
Özgür Can, Ali Murat Gökçe, Mustafa Canbakan, Pınar Ata, Gülizar Manga Şahin, Mesut İzzet Titiz, Süheyla Apaydın
BACKGROUND Sensitization is one of the most important barriers against transplantation. Our aim was to evaluate the sensitization status of our patients awaiting cadaveric transplantation and to identify factors causing sensitization. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 140 patients on the cadaveric waiting list during January 2014 were included in this retrospective cross-sectional study. The parametric t-test and the non-parametric chi-square test were used to detect differences between PRA-positive and -negative patients...
September 13, 2016: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
Ilse Palmers, Elke Ydens, Eric Put, Bart Depreitere, Helma Bongers-Janssen, Peter Pickkers, Sven Hendrix, Veerle Somers
BACKGROUND: Recent evidence implicates antibody responses as pivotal damaging factors in spinal cord injury (SCI)-induced neuroinflammation. To date, only a limited number of the antibody targets have been uncovered, and the discovery of novel targets with pathologic and clinical relevance still represents a major challenge. METHODS: In this study, we, therefore, applied an unbiased, innovative and powerful strategy, called serological antigen selection (SAS), to fully identify the complex information present within the antibody repertoire of SCI patients...
2016: Journal of Neuroinflammation
E N Broeders, A Hamade, F El Mountahi, J Racapé, J-M Hougardy, A Le Moine, P Vereerstraeten
BACKGROUND: Polyomavirus (PV) is a major cause of kidney graft disease. Monitoring by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) on blood is currently recommended. In order to avoid irreversible lesions, we investigated the clinical impact of preemptive reduction of immunosuppression (IS) in kidney transplant recipients (KTR) upon detection of high urinary PV (Upv) load, including BK virus and JC virus. MATERIAL AND METHODS: From 2000 to 2011, in our single center, 789 consecutive KTR were distributed into 4 groups, according to the maximal Upv levels (by PCR) during the first year and the therapeutic option: (A) Upv <10(4) copies (cp)/mL (n = 573), (B) ≥10(4) Upv <10(7) cp/mL (n = 100), and (C) Upv ≥ 10(7) cp/mL (n = 116); in group C, the IS drug doses were reduced in sub-group Ca (n = 102) only, as 14 patients (sub-group Cb) were at risk for graft rejection...
September 12, 2016: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
Ennio Lubrano, Fabrizio Cantini, Alessandro Mathieu, Ignazio Olivieri, Carlo Salvarani, Raffaele Scarpa, Antonio Marchesoni
OBJECTIVES: Accurate diagnosis and appropriate management of psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is essential to avoid unnecessary morbidity. Our aim in this study was to evaluate the current approach to the management of PsA among rheumatologists. METHODS: A 16-item online questionnaire, produced using the Delphi method, was submitted to a panel of rheumatologists who anonymously expressed their opinions on a scale from 1 (maximum disagreement) to 5 (maximum agreement). Positive consensus was defined by ≥66% of the respondents scoring an item 3, 4 or 5...
August 31, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
Don Hayes, Benjamin T Kopp, Shahid I Sheikh, Richard D Shell, Grace R Paul, Patrick I McConnell, Joseph D Tobias, Dmitry Tumin
Background Pre-lung transplant (LTx) panel reactive antibody (PRA) levels are associated with adverse outcomes in adult LTx recipients, but their impact in pediatric LTx recipients is unknown. Methods The United Network for Organ Sharing registry was queried from 2004 to 2013 to compare survival between pediatric LTx recipients with PRA class I and II levels = 0 versus > 0. Results Overall, 333 pediatric LTx recipients had data on class I or II PRA and were included in the analysis. Univariate analysis demonstrated that PRA > 0 was not associated with survival benefit for class I (hazard ratio [HR] = 0...
September 5, 2016: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
Robert W Cross, Matthew L Boisen, Molly M Millett, Diana S Nelson, Darin Oottamasathien, Jessica N Hartnett, Abigal B Jones, Augustine Goba, Mambu Momoh, Mohamed Fullah, Zachary A Bornholdt, Marnie L Fusco, Dafna M Abelson, Shunichiro Oda, Bethany L Brown, Ha Pham, Megan M Rowland, Krystle N Agans, Joan B Geisbert, Megan L Heinrich, Peter C Kulakosky, Jeffrey G Shaffer, John S Schieffelin, Brima Kargbo, Momoh Gbetuwa, Sahr M Gevao, Russell B Wilson, Erica Ollmann Saphire, Kelly R Pitts, Sheik Humarr Khan, Donald S Grant, Thomas W Geisbert, Luis M Branco, Robert F Garry
BACKGROUND:  Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a severe viral illness caused by Ebola virus (EBOV). The 2013-2016 EVD outbreak in West Africa is the largest recorded, with >11 000 deaths. Development of the ReEBOV Antigen Rapid Test (ReEBOV RDT) was expedited to provide a point-of-care test for suspected EVD cases. METHODS:  Recombinant EBOV viral protein 40 antigen was used to derive polyclonal antibodies for RDT and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay development...
October 15, 2016: Journal of Infectious Diseases
Mojgan Asgari, Mahtab Nabi Maybodi, Maryam Abolhasani
BACKGROUND: Flat urothelial lesions comprise a spectrum of morphologic changes ranging from reactive atypia to carcinoma in situ (CIS). Urothelial dysplasia and CIS are associated with the recurrence and progression of urothelial carcinoma. Distinguishing CIS and dysplasia from reactive atypia based on histolopathogical features alone is often difficult. Using different immunohistochemical markers such as Cytokeratin 20 (CK20), CD44, p53, and Ki-67 is recommended for differential diagnosis...
2016: Medical Journal of the Islamic Republic of Iran
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