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Shengli Chen, Huafang Hao, Ping Zhao, Wenheng Ji, Mingxia Li, Yongsheng Liu, Yuefeng Chu
Mycoplasma bovis is a major bovine pathogen that causes considerable economic losses in the cattle industry worldwide. Moreover, M. bovis biofilm can persist in the environment and its host. To date, M. bovis biofilm antigens recognized by bovine convalescent sera and their comparison with planktonic cells have not yet been explored. This study utilized an immunoproteomic approach using two-dimensional electrophoresis, immunoblotting using convalescent bovine serum, and subsequent matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight tandem mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF/TOF MS) to identify the immunoreactive proteins expressed in biofilm- and planktonic-grown M...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
Fengqiang Cao, Mengmeng Yan, Yijia Liu, Lanxia Liu, Guilei Ma
Cancer vaccines aim to induce a strong major histocompatibility complex class I (MHC-I)-restricted CD8+ cytotoxic T-cell response, which is an important prerequisite for successful cancer immunotherapy. Herein, a hyaluronic acid (HA) and antigen (ovalbumin, OVA)-decorated gold nanoparticle (AuNPs)-based (HA-OVA-AuNPs) vaccine is developed for photothermally controlled cytosolic antigen delivery using near-infrared (NIR) irradiation and is found to induce antigen-specific CD8+ T-cell responses. Chemical binding of thiolated HA and OVA to AuNPs facilitates antigen uptake of dendritic cells via receptor-mediated endocytosis...
March 6, 2018: Advanced Healthcare Materials
Ryan Ivancic, Hassan Iqbal, Brad deSilva, Quintin Pan, Laura Matrka
Objectives: Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (RRP) is a chronic disease of the respiratory tract that occurs in both children and adults. It is caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), in particular low-risk HPV6 and HPV11, and aggressiveness varies among patients. RRP remains a chronic disease that is difficult to manage. This review provides perspectives on current and future management of RRP. Results: The current standard of care is surgical excision, with adjuvant therapies as needed...
February 2018: Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology
Helen M E Duyvesteyn, Helen M Ginn, Maija K Pietilä, Armin Wagner, Johan Hattne, Jonathan M Grimes, Elina Hirvonen, Gwyndaf Evans, Marie-Laure Parsy, Nicholas K Sauter, Aaron S Brewster, Juha T Huiskonen, David I Stuart, Geoff Sutton, Dennis H Bamford
Viruses are a significant threat to both human health and the economy, and there is an urgent need for novel anti-viral drugs and vaccines. High-resolution viral structures inform our understanding of the virosphere, and inspire novel therapies. Here we present a method of obtaining such structural information that avoids potentially disruptive handling, by collecting diffraction data from intact infected cells. We identify a suitable combination of cell type and virus to accumulate particles in the cells, establish a suitable time point where most cells contain virus condensates and use electron microscopy to demonstrate that these are ordered crystalline arrays of empty capsids...
February 28, 2018: Scientific Reports
Wenjing Qu, Na Li, Rui Yu, Wenbao Zuo, Tingting Fu, Wenling Fei, Yanhui Hou, Yanhua Liu, Jianhong Yang
The cationic dimethyldioctadecylammonium/trehalose 6,6,9-dibehenate (DDA/TDB) liposome is as a strong adjuvant system for vaccines, with remarkable immunostimulatory activity. The mucosal administration of vaccines is a potential strategy for inducing earlier and stronger mucosal immune responses to infectious diseases. In this study, we assessed whether the intranasal administration of cationic DDA/TDB liposomes combined with influenza antigen A (H3N2) can be used as a highly efficacious vaccine to induce mucosal and systemic antibody responses...
February 15, 2018: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
F Q Cao, M M Yan, Y J Liu, L X Liu, L Lu, H Wang, Ch Zhang, H F Sun, D L Kong, G L Ma
Herein, the photosensitizer indocyanine green (ICG) is used to induce the self-assembly of antigens to form nanovaccines. Under near-infrared (NIR) laser irradiation, reactive oxygen species can be generated by nanovaccines to disrupt the membranes of endo/lysosomes, which helps to release antigens into the cytosol efficiently, thereby enhancing antigen cross-presentation and anti-cancer immunity. To the best of our knowledge, this study represents the first example of ICG as a biocompatible adjuvant to improve cancer vaccine efficacy...
February 13, 2018: Biomaterials Science
Theresa Bartosch, Tilo Heydel, Silke Uhrlaß, Pietro Nenoff, Hendrik Müller, Christoph Georg Baums, Wieland Schrödl
The zoophilic dermatophyte Trichophyton verrucosum is the most important causative agent of bovine dermatophytosis. Additionally, it causes profound and poorly healing skin infections in humans indicating the high zoonotic potential. The objective of this study was to establish differentiation of T. verrucosum from other dermatophytes by mass spectrometry and to identify distinct features of the mass spectra. Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) was successful for identification of this pathogen only after extension of the database of the manufacturer with spectra from T...
October 9, 2017: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
Sisi Zheng, Tao Qin, Yu Lu, Yifan Huang, Li Luo, Zhenguang Liu, Ruonan Bo, Yuanliang Hu, Jiaguo Liu, Deyun Wang
Background: Poly lactide (PLA) was proved in the last years to be good for use in sustained drug delivery and as carriers for vaccine antigens. In our previous research, pachyman (PHY)-encapsulated PLA (PHYP) nanospheres were synthesized and their function of controlling drug release was demonstrated. Purpose: In order to modify the fast drug-release rate of PHY when inoculated alone, the maturation of bone marrow dendritic cells (BMDCs) in vitro and their immunological enhancement in vivo were explored using PHYP nanospheres...
2018: International Journal of Nanomedicine
Jinjin Zhao, Ning Pan, Fang Huang, Mohanad Aldarouish, Zhifa Wen, Rong Gao, Yuye Zhang, Hong-Ming Hu, Yanfei Shen, Li-Xin Wang
A simple and effective strategy was developed to enrich ubiquitinated proteins (UPs) from cancer cell lysate using the α-Al2O3 nanoparticles covalently linked with ubiquitin binding protein (Vx3) (denoted as: α-Al2O3-Vx3) via a chemical linker. The functionalized α-Al2O3-Vx3 showed long-term stability and high efficiency for the enrichment of UPs from cancer cell lysates. Flow cytometry analysis results indicated dendritic cells (DCs) could more effectively phagocytize the covalently linked α-Al2O3-Vx3-UPs than the physical mixture of α-Al2O3 and Vx3-UPs (α-Al2O3/Vx3-UPs)...
January 31, 2018: Bioconjugate Chemistry
Giorgio Bogani, Antonino Ditto, Fabio Martinelli, Mauro Signorelli, Valentina Chiappa, Umberto Leone Roberti Maggiore, Francesca Taverna, Claudia Lombardo, Chiara Borghi, Cono Scaffa, Domenica Lorusso, Francesco Raspagliesi
The objective of this study was to determine whether the pretreatment human papillomavirus (HPV) genotype might predict the risk of cervical dysplasia persistence/recurrence. Retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data of consecutive 5104 women who underwent the HPV-DNA test were matched with retrospective data of women undergoing either follow-up or medical/surgical treatment(s) for genital HPV-related infection(s). Artificial neuronal network (ANN) analysis was used in order to weight the importance of different HPV genotypes in predicting cervical dysplasia persistence/recurrence...
January 22, 2018: European Journal of Cancer Prevention
Ling Li, Suleixin Yang, Linjiang Song, Yan Zeng, Tao He, Ning Wang, Chuan Yu, Tao Yin, Li Liu, Xiawei Wei, Qinjie Wu, Yuquan Wei, Li Yang, Changyang Gong
Recently, near-infrared (NIR) light-based photothermal therapy (PTT) has been widely applied in cancer treatment. However, in most cases, the tissue penetration depth of NIR light is not sufficient and thus photothermal therapy is unable to completely eradicate deep, seated tumors inevitably leading to recurrence of the tumor. Due to this significant limitation of NIR, improved therapeutic strategies are urgently needed. Methods: We developed an endogenous vaccine based on a novel nanoparticle platform for combinatorial photothermal ablation and immunotherapy...
2018: Theranostics
Liuqiang Wang, Xiaoling Zhang, Jin Zhang, Wei Fan, Mengzhu Lu, Jianjun Hu
Pollen grains from Populus tomentosa, a widely cultivated tree in northern area of China, are considered to be an important aeroallergen causing severe allergic diseases. To gain insight into their allergenic components, mature Populus tomentosa pollen proteins were analyzed by two-dimensional gel electrophoresis (2-DE) and matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF/TOF MS). A total of 412 spots from mature pollen were resolved on pH 4-7 immobilized pH gradient (IPG) strips and 159 distinct proteins were identified from 242 spots analyzed...
January 16, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Violetta Sączyńska, Anna Bierczyńska-Krzysik, Violetta Cecuda-Adamczewska, Piotr Baran, Anna Porębska, Katarzyna Florys, Marcin Zieliński, Grażyna Płucienniczak
BACKGROUND: The highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses of the H5 subtype, such as the H5N1 viral strains or the novel H5N8 and H5N2 reassortants, are of both veterinary and public health concern worldwide. To combat these viruses, monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) against H5 hemagglutinin (HA) play a significant role. These mAbs are effective diagnostic and therapeutic agents and powerful tools in vaccine development and basic scientific research. The aim of this study was to obtain diagnostically valuable mAbs with broad strain specificity against H5-subtype AIVs...
January 15, 2018: Virology Journal
Sarah C Atkinson, Michelle D Audsley, Kim G Lieu, Glenn A Marsh, David R Thomas, Steven M Heaton, Jason J Paxman, Kylie M Wagstaff, Ashley M Buckle, Gregory W Moseley, David A Jans, Natalie A Borg
Hendra virus (HeV) is a paramyxovirus that causes lethal disease in humans, for which no vaccine or antiviral agent is available. HeV V protein is central to pathogenesis through its ability to interact with cytoplasmic host proteins, playing key antiviral roles. Here we use immunoprecipitation, siRNA knockdown and confocal laser scanning microscopy to show that HeV V shuttles to and from the nucleus through specific host nuclear transporters. Spectroscopic and small angle X-ray scattering studies reveal HeV V undergoes a disorder-to-order transition upon binding to either importin α/β1 or exportin-1/Ran-GTP, dependent on the V N-terminus...
January 10, 2018: Scientific Reports
Carolina Stenfeldt, Michael Eschbaumer, George R Smoliga, Luis L Rodriguez, James Zhu, Jonathan Arzt
Long-term persistent viral infections cause substantial morbidity and associated economic losses in human and veterinary contexts. Yet, the mechanisms associated with establishment of persistent infections are poorly elucidated. We investigated immunomodulatory mechanisms associated with clearance versus persistence of foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) in micro-dissected compartments of the bovine nasopharynx by microarray. The use of laser-capture microdissection allowed elucidation of differential gene regulation within distinct anatomic compartments critical to FMDV infection...
December 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
David G Glass, Niall McAlinden, Owain R Millington, Amanda J Wright
T-cells and antigen presenting cells are an essential part of the adaptive immune response system and how they interact is crucial in how the body effectively fights infection or responds to vaccines. Much of the experimental work studying interaction forces between cells has looked at the average properties of bulk samples of cells or applied microscopy to image the dynamic contact between these cells. In this paper we present a novel optical trapping technique for interrogating the force of this interaction and measuring relative interaction forces at the single-cell level...
2017: PloS One
Jeffrey S Weber, Mario Sznol, Ryan J Sullivan, Shauna Blackmon, Genevieve Boland, Harriet M Kluger, Ruth Halaban, Antonietta Bacchiocchi, Paolo A Ascierto, Mariaelena Capone, Carlos Oliveira, Krista Meyer, Julia Grigorieva, Senait G Asmellash, Joanna Roder, Heinrich Roder
A mass spectrometry analysis was performed using serum from patients receiving checkpoint inhibitors to define baseline protein signatures associated with outcome in metastatic melanoma. Pretreatment serum was obtained from a development set of 119 melanoma patients on a trial of nivolumab with or without a multipeptide vaccine and from patients receiving pembrolizumab, nivolumab, ipilimumab, or both nivolumab and ipilimumab. Spectra were obtained using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time of flight mass spectrometry...
January 2018: Cancer Immunology Research
Zhenchao Zhang, Shuai Wang, Charles Li, Liheng Liu
The apicomplexan protozoans Eimeria spp. cause coccidioses, the most common intestinal diseases in chickens. Coccidiosis is associated with significant animal welfare issues and has a high economic impact on the poultry industry. Lack of a full understanding of immunogenic molecules and their precise functions involved in the Eimeria life cycles may limit development of effective vaccines and drug therapies. In this study, immunoproteomic approaches were used to define the antigenic protein repertoire from the total proteins of unsporulated Eimeria tenella oocysts...
2017: Parasite: Journal de la Société Française de Parasitologie
Yang Wang, Xue Bai, Haichao Zhu, Xuelin Wang, Haining Shi, Bin Tang, Pascal Boireau, Xuepeng Cai, Xuenong Luo, Mingyuan Liu, Xiaolei Liu
BACKGROUND: The nematode Trichinella pseudospiralis is an intracellular parasite of mammalian skeletal muscle cells and exists in a non-encapsulated form. Previous studies demonstrated that T. pseudospiralis could induce a lower host inflammatory response. Excretory-secretory (ES) proteins as the most important products of host-parasite interaction may play the main functional role in alleviating host inflammation. However, the ES products of T. pseudospiralis early stage are still unknown...
November 21, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
Dipak K Sarker
BACKGROUND: Drugs can represents a multitude of compounds from proteins and peptides, such as growth hormones and insulin and on to simple organic molecules such as flurbiprofen, ibuprofen and lidocaine. Given the chemical nature of these compounds two features are always present. A portion or portions of the molecule that has little affinity for apolar surfaces and media and the opposite a series of part or one large part that has considerable affinity for hydrophilic, polar or charged media and surfaces...
November 17, 2017: Current Drug Discovery Technologies
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