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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431010/clinical-trial-of-the-anti-pd-l1-antibody-bms-936559-in-hiv-1-infected-participants-on-suppressive-antiretroviral-therapy
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Cynthia L Gay, Ronald J Bosch, Justin Ritz, Jason M Hataye, Evgenia Aga, Randall L Tressler, Stephen W Mason, Carey K Hwang, Dennis M Grasela, Neelanjana Ray, Josh C Cyktor, John M Coffin, Edward P Acosta, Richard A Koup, John W Mellors, Joseph J Eron
Background.: Reversing immune exhaustion with an anti-PD-L1 antibody may improve HIV-1-specific immunity and increase clearance of HIV-1 expressing cells. Methods.: Phase I, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled dose-escalating study of BMS-936559including HIV-1-infected adults ≥18 to ≤70 years on suppressive antiretroviral therapy with CD4+ counts ≥350 cells/μL and detectable plasma HIV-1 RNA by single copy assay. Data on single infusions of BMS-936559 (0...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430959/expression-immunogenicity-and-variation-of-iron-regulated-surface-protein-a-from-bovine-isolates-of-staphylococcus-aureus
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N Misra, T F Wines, C L Knopp, M A McGuire, J K Tinker
Staphylococcus aureus iron-regulated surface protein A (IsdA) is a fibrinogen and fibronectin adhesin that also contributes to iron sequestration and resistance to innate immunity. IsdA is conserved in human isolates and has been investigated as a human vaccine candidate. Here we report the expression of isdA, the efficacy of anti-IsdA responses, and the existence of IsdA sequence variants from bovine Staphylococcus. Clinical staphylococci were obtained from U.S. dairy farms and assayed by PCR for the presence and expression of isdA...
April 19, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430748/immunogenicity-of-the-inactivated-japanese-encephalitis-virus-vaccine-ixiaro%C3%A2-n-children-from-a-japanese-encephalitis-virus-endemic-region
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Katrin L Dubischar, Vera Kadlecek, Benjamin Sablan, Charissa Fay Borja-Tabora, Salvacion Gatchalian, Susanne Eder-Lingelbach, Sigrid Kiermayr, Martin Spruth, Kerstin Westritschnig
BACKGROUND: Japanese encephalitis (JE) is a major public health concern in Asia and poses a small, but potentially fatal threat to travelers from non-endemic countries, including children. No JE vaccine for pediatric use has been available in Europe and the USA. METHODS: Age-stratified cohorts of children between 2 months and 17 years received 2 doses of Vero cell-derived inactivated JE virus vaccine (IXIARO) administered 28 days apart (<3 years 0.25 mL [half adult dose], ≥3 years 0...
April 19, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430080/generation-and-characterization-of-inhibitory-antibodies-specific-to-guinea-pig-cxcr1-and-cxcr2
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Kento Tanaka, Chigusa Yoshimura, Tetsuo Shiina, Tomoko Terauchi, Tomomi Yoshitomi, Kazuki Hirahara
CXCR1 and CXCR2 are chemokine receptors that have different selectivity of chemokine ligands, but the distinct role of each receptor is not clearly understood. This is due to the absence of specific inhibitors in guinea pigs, which are the appropriate species for investigation of CXCR1 and CXCR2 because of their functional similarity to humans. In this study, we generated and evaluated monoclonal antibodies that specifically bound to guinea pig CXCR1 (gpCXCR1) and guinea pig CXCR2 (gpCXCR2) for acquisition of specific inhibitors...
April 2017: Monoclonal Antibodies in Immunodiagnosis and Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429709/t-follicular-helper-and-t-follicular-regulatory-cells-have-different-tcr-specificity
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Ana Raquel Maceiras, Silvia Cristina Paiva Almeida, Encarnita Mariotti-Ferrandiz, Wahiba Chaara, Fadi Jebbawi, Adrien Six, Shohei Hori, David Klatzmann, Jose Faro, Luis Graca
Immunization leads to the formation of germinal centres (GCs) that contain both T follicular helper (Tfh) and T follicular regulatory (Tfr) cells. Whether T-cell receptor (TCR) specificity defines the differential functions of Tfh and Tfr cells is unclear. Here we show that antigen-specific T cells after immunization are preferentially recruited to the GC to become Tfh cells, but not Tfr cells. Tfh cells, but not Tfr cells, also proliferate efficiently on restimulation with the same immunizing antigen in vitro...
April 21, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429225/design-of-chemical-conjugate-for-targeted-therapy-of-multiple-sclerosis-based-of-constant-fragment-of-human-antibody-heavy-chain-and-peptoid-analog-of-autoantigen-mog35-55
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Y A Lomakin, A V Stepanov, D S Balabashin, N A Ponomarenko, I V Smirnov, A A Belogurov
Elimination of B cells producing autoantibodies to neuroantigens is considered as beneficial in the treatment of multiple sclerosis. Myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG) is a significant autoantigen in multiple sclerosis. It was shown that MOG-like peptoid AMogP3 can bind autoantibodies produced by pathological lymphocytes. We propose a structure of an innovative drug for targeted elimination of the pool of autoreactive B cells responsible for multiple sclerosis pathogenesis; this compound is a complex of peptoid AMogP3 with Fc fragment of human immunoglobulin...
April 21, 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429162/involvement-of-methylated-hbha-expressed-from-mycobacterium-smegmatis-in-an-ifn-%C3%AE-release-assay-to-aid-discrimination-between-latent-infection-and-active-tuberculosis-in-bcg-vaccinated-populations
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H-L Wen, C-L Li, G Li, Y-H Lu, H-C Li, T Li, H-M Zhao, K Wu, D B Lowrie, J-X Lv, S-H Lu, X-Y Fan
IFN-γ release assays (IGRAs) based on region of difference 1 (RD1) antigens have improved diagnosis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tb) infection. However, IGRAs with these antigens cannot discriminate between active tuberculosis (ATB) and latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI). M. tb heparin-binding-hemagglutinin (HBHA) induces relatively high IFN-γ responses in LTBI individuals and low responses in ATB patients, but purification of the native methylated HBHA from cultures of M. tb for immunological tests is complex and time-consuming...
April 20, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428881/nano-pulse-stimulation-is-a-physical-modality-that-can-trigger-immunogenic-tumor-cell-death
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Richard Nuccitelli, Amanda McDaniel, Snjezana Anand, John Cha, Zachary Mallon, Jon Casey Berridge, Darrin Uecker
BACKGROUND: We have been developing a non-thermal, drug-free tumor therapy called Nano-Pulse Stimulation (NPS) that delivers ultrashort electric pulses to tumor cells which eliminates the tumor and inhibits secondary tumor growth. We hypothesized that the mechanism for inhibiting secondary tumor growth involves stimulating an adaptive immune response via an immunogenic form of apoptosis, commonly known as immunogenic cell death (ICD). ICD is characterized by the emission of danger-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs) that serve to recruit immune cells to the site of the tumor...
2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428802/regulation-of-th2-responses-by-different-cell-types-expressing-the-interleukin-31-receptor
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Saburo Saito, Ayana Aoki, Iwao Arai, Shinya Takaishi, Haruyasu Ito, Nobutake Akiyama, Hiroshi Kiyonari
BACKGROUND: Interleukin-31 (IL-31) is a recently identified cytokine produced by Th2 cells that is involved in the development of atopic dermatitis-induced skin inflammation and pruritus. Its receptor, IL-31RA, is expressed by a number of cell types, including epithelial cells, eosinophils, and activated monocytes and macrophages. To date, however, the regulation of Th2 responses by distinct cell types and tissues expressing IL-31RA has not been well studied. METHODS: In this study, Cry j 2, one of the major allergens of Japanese cedar pollen, was administered to IL-31RA-deficient or wild-type (WT) mice via nasal or intraperitoneal injection for induction of specific Th2 responses...
2017: Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428787/a-possible-role-for-idiotype-anti-idiotype-b-t-cell-interactions-in-maintaining-immune-memory
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Victor I Seledtsov, Galina V Seledtsova
Variable regions of both B-cell receptors (BCRs) and T-cell receptors (TCRs) are completely formed in the postnatal period, and, consequently, no innate immune tolerance against these structures exists in adulthood. Indeed, antibodies (Abs) specific to TCRs have been found in both animals and humans. These facts clearly indicate the existence of B cells able to directly interact with T cells through binding of BCRs to TCRs without implicating major histocompatibility complex molecules. A novel paradigm is proposed in that the immune memory is based on idiotype/anti-idiotype interactions occurring between BCRs and TCRs following clearance of the antigen that elicited immune responses...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428709/disruption-of-the-tweak-fn14-pathway-prevents-5-fluorouracil-induced-diarrhea-in-mice
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Takuhito Sezaki, Yuki Hirata, Teruki Hagiwara, Yuki I Kawamura, Tadashi Okamura, Rieko Takanashi, Kenta Nakano, Miwa Tamura-Nakano, Linda C Burkly, Taeko Dohi
AIM: To clarify the roles of TWEAK and its receptor Fn14 in 5-fluorouracil (5-FU)-induced diarrhea. METHODS: Diarrhea was induced in wild-type (WT), Fn14 knockout (KO), and IL-13 receptor (IL-13R)α1 KO BALB/c mice using a single injection of 5-FU. Histological analysis, cytokine analysis, and flow cytometry was performed on ileal tissues and cells. Murine colon carcinoma-bearing mice were co-treated with an anti-TWEAK antibody and 5-FU. Embryonic fibroblast response to cytokines was also analyzed...
April 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428619/transcriptomic-analysis-reveals-a-previously-unknown-role-for-cd8-t-cells-in-rvsv-ebov-mediated-protection
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Andrea R Menicucci, Suhas Sureshchandra, Andrea Marzi, Heinz Feldmann, Ilhem Messaoudi
Ebola virus (EBOV) poses a significant threat to human health as highlighted by the recent epidemic in West Africa. Data from animal studies and a ring vaccination clinical trial conducted in Guinea during the recent epidemic demonstrated that a recombinant VSV where G protein is replaced with EBOV GP (rVSV-EBOV) is safe and highly efficacious. We previously established that antibodies are essential for rVSV-EBOV mediated protection against EBOV; however, the mechanisms by which this vaccine induces a humoral response and the role of T-cells in rVSV-EBOV mediated protection remain poorly understood...
April 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428193/pd-l1-expression-in-melanoma-a-quantitative-immunohistochemical-antibody-comparison
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Joel C Sunshine, Peter Nguyen, Genevieve Kaunitz, Tricia Cottrell, Sneha Berry, Jessica Esandrio, Haiying Xu, Aleksandra Ogurtsova, Karen R Bleich, Toby C Cornish, Evan J Lipson, Robert A Anders, Janis Taube
PD-L1 expression in the pre-treatment tumor microenvironment enriches for response to anti-PD-1/PD-L1 therapies. The purpose of this study was to quantitatively compare the performance of five monoclonal anti-PD-L1 antibodies used in recent landmark publications.  <br /><br />Experimental Design: PD-L1 immunohistochemistry (IHC) was performed on thirty-four formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded archival melanoma samples using the 5H1, SP142, 28-8, 22C3 and SP263 clones.  The percentage of total cells (including melanocytes and immune cells) demonstrating cell surface PD-L1 staining, as well as intensity measurements/H-scores, were assessed for each melanoma specimen using a computer-assisted platform...
April 20, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428179/adamts13-controls-vascular-remodeling-by-modifying-vwf-reactivity-during-stroke-recovery
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Haochen Xu, Yongliang Cao, Xing Yang, Ping Cai, Lijing Kang, Ximin Zhu, Haiyu Luo, Lu Lu, Lixiang Wei, Xiaofei Bai, Yuanbo Zhu, Bing-Qiao Zhao, Wenying Fan
Angiogenic response is essential for ischemic brain repair. However, the mechanisms leading to postischemic neovascularization have not been established, and no therapies have been identified. The VWF-cleaving protease ADAMTS13 is required for endothelial tube formation in vitro However, there is currently no in vivo evidence supporting a function of ADAMTS13 in angiogenesis. Here we show that mice deficient in ADAMTS13 exhibited significantly reduced neovascularization, brain capillary perfusion, pericyte and smooth muscle cell coverage on microvessels, expression of the tight junction and basement membrane proteins, and accelerated blood-brain barrier (BBB) breakdown and extravascular deposits of serum proteins in the peri-infarct cortex at 14 days after stroke...
April 20, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428153/development-of-polyol-responsive-antibody-mimetics-for-single-step-protein-purification
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Richard J Suderman, Daren A Rice, Shane D Gibson, Eric J Strick, David M Chao
The purification of functional proteins is a critical pre-requisite for many experimental assays. Immunoaffinity chromatography, one of the fastest and most efficient purification procedures available, is often limited by elution conditions that disrupt structure and destroy enzymatic activity. To address this limitation, we developed polyol-responsive antibody mimetics, termed nanoCLAMPs, based on a 16 kDa carbohydrate binding module domain from Clostridium perfringens hyaluronidase. nanoCLAMPs bind targets with nanomolar affinity and high selectivity yet release their targets when exposed to a neutral polyol-containing buffer, a composition others have shown to preserve quaternary structure and enzymatic activity...
April 17, 2017: Protein Expression and Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427966/intravenous-immunoglobulin-for-treatment-of-severe-refractory-heparin-induced-thrombocytopenia
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Anand Padmanabhan, Curtis G Jones, Shannon M Pechauer, Brian R Curtis, Daniel W Bougie, Mehraboon S Irani, Barbara J Bryant, Jack B Alperin, Thomas G Deloughery, Kevin P Mulvey, Binod Dhakal, Renren Wen, Demin Wang, Richard H Aster
BACKGROUND: HIT complicated by severe thrombocytopenia and thrombosis can pose significant treatment challenges. Use of alternative anticoagulants in this setting may increase bleeding risks, especially in patients who have a protracted disease course. Additional therapies are lacking in this severely affected patient population. METHODS: We describe three HIT patients who had severe thromboembolism and prolonged thrombocytopenia refractory to standard treatment but achieved an immediate and sustained response to intravenous immunoglobulin G (IVIg) therapy...
April 17, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427960/construct-and-expression-of-recombinant-domains-i-ii-of-dengue-virus-2-and-its-efficacy-to-evaluate-immune-response-in-endemic-area-possible-use-in-prognosis
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Alfredo Eduardo Montes-Gómez, Hector Vivanco-Cid, José Bustos-Arriaga, Mussaret Bano Zaidi, Jazmin Garcia Machorro, Benito Gutierrez-Castañeda, Leticia Cedillo-Barron
The envelope (E) protein from DENV, contain three functional and structural domains (DI, DII and DIII). Some studies suggest that neutralizing antibodies during natural DENV infection are predominantly against DI and DII, in contrast, low proportion of the antibodies were against DIII. Thus it is necessary to establish the proportion of human antibodies against DENV E protein that bind to DI and DII during the normal course of infection; as an indicator of the quality of the antibody response and to further design new vaccine candidates for DENV...
April 17, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427948/comprehensive-characterization-of-humoral-correlates-of-human-immunodeficiency-virus-1-superinfection-acquisition-in-high-risk-kenyan-women
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Keshet Ronen, Adam S Dingens, Susan M Graham, Walter Jaoko, Kishor Mandaliya, R Scott McClelland, Julie Overbaugh
HIV-1 superinfection, in which an infected individual acquires a second HIV-1 infection from a different partner, is one of the only settings in which HIV acquisition occurs in the context of a pre-existing immune response to natural HIV infection. There is evidence that initial infection provides some protection from superinfection, particularly after 6months of initial infection, when development of broad immunity occurs. Comparison of the immune response of superinfected individuals at the time of superinfection acquisition to that of individuals who remain singly infected despite continued exposure can shed light on immune correlates of HIV acquisition to inform prophylactic vaccine design...
April 7, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427828/a-combined-clostridium-perfringens-trueperella-pyogenes-inactivated-vaccine-induces-complete-immunoprotection-in-a-mouse-model
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Wenlong Zhang, Pu Wang, Bing Wang, Bo Ma, Junwei Wang
Clostridium perfringens (C. perfringens) and Trueperella pyogenes (T. pyogenes) are two bacterial pathogens frequently associated with wound infections and following lethal complications in livestock. However, prudent use of antimicrobial agents is highly required given the emergence of multidrug-resistant strains of both bacteria and need for food safety. In the current study, a combined vaccine, composed of inactivated C. perfringens and T. pyogenes, was prepared. The amount of formaldehyde being used to inactivate two bacteria was optimized to retain the immunogenicity of antigens...
April 17, 2017: Biologicals: Journal of the International Association of Biological Standardization
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427438/canine-%C3%AE-defensin-1-cbd1-gene-as-a-possible-marker-for-leishmania-infantum-infection-in-dogs
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Lidiane Gomes da Silva, César Raimundo Lima Costa-Júnior, Carlos Alberto Santiago Figueiredo-Júnior, Tereza Cristina Leal-Balbino, Sergio Crovella, Domenico Otranto, Valdir de Queiroz Balbino, Filipe Dantas-Torres
BACKGROUND: Canine leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania infantum is a parasitic disease of great veterinary significance. Some dogs infected by L. infantum may mount a strong cellular immune response and clear the infection, while others may respond with exaggerated antibody production against the parasite and develop an overt disease, which may be fatal, if left untreated. The initial factors triggering the polarization of the immune response towards a predominantly T-helper 1 or T-helper 2 cytokines, as well as the markers of resistance and susceptibility to L...
April 20, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
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