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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934943/identification-of-new-corynebacterium-pseudotuberculosis-antigens-by-immunoscreening-of-gene-expression-library
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Cleber Eduardo Galvão, Stenio Perdigão Fragoso, Carina Elisei de Oliveira, Odinéia Forner, Renata Ribeiro Bastos Pereira, Cleber Oliveira Soares, Grácia Maria Soares Rosinha
BACKGROUND: Caseous lymphadenitis (CLA) is a disease that affects sheep, goats and occasionally humans. The etiologic agent is the Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis bacillus. The objective of this study was to build a gene expression library from C. pseudotuberculosis and use immunoscreening to identify genes that encode potential antigenic proteins for the development of DNA and subunit vaccines against CLA. RESULTS: A wild strain of C. pseudotuberculosis was used for extraction and partial digestion of genomic DNA...
September 21, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933664/immune-responses-after-live-attenuated-influenza-vaccination
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Kristin G-I Mohn, Ingrid Smith, Haakon Sjursen, Rebecca Cox
Since 2003 (US) and 2012 (Europe) the live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) has been used as an alternative to the traditional inactivated influenza vaccines (IIV). The immune responses elicted by LAIV mimic natural infection and have been found to provide broader clinical protection in children compared to the IIVs. However, our knowledge of the detailed immunological mechanisims induced by LAIV remain to be fully elucidated, and despite 14 years on the global market, there exists no correlate of protection...
September 21, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931688/a-selective-bottleneck-shapes-the-evolutionary-mutant-spectra-of-enterovirus-a71-during-viral-dissemination-in-humans
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Sheng-Wen Huang, Yi-Hui Huang, Huey-Pin Tsai, Pin-Hwa Kuo, Shih-Min Wang, Ching-Chuan Liu, Jen-Ren Wang
RNA viruses accumulate mutations to rapidly adapt to environmental changes. Enterovirus A71 (EV-A71) causes various clinical manifestations with occasional severe neurological complications. However, the mechanism by which EV-A71 evolves within the human body is unclear. Utilizing deep sequencing and haplotype analyses of viruses from various tissues of an autopsy patient, we sought to define the evolutionary pathway by which enterovirus A71 evolves fitness for invading the central nervous system in humans...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931639/trispecific-broadly-neutralizing-hiv-antibodies-mediate-potent-shiv-protection-in-macaques
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Ling Xu, Amarendra Pegu, Ercole Rao, Nicole Doria-Rose, Jochen Beninga, Krisha McKee, Dana M Lord, Ronnie R Wei, Gejing Deng, Mark Louder, Stephen D Schmidt, Zachary Mankoff, Lan Wu, Mangaiarkarasi Asokan, Christian Beil, Christian Lange, Wulf Dirk Leuschner, Jochen Kruip, Rebecca Sendak, Young Do Kwon, Tongqing Zhou, Xuejun Chen, Robert T Bailer, Keyun Wang, Misook Choe, Lawrence J Tartaglia, Dan H Barouch, Sijy O'Dell, John-Paul Todd, Dennis R Burton, Mario Roederer, Mark Connors, Richard A Koup, Peter D Kwong, Zhi-Yong Yang, John R Mascola, Gary J Nabel
The development of an effective AIDS vaccine has been challenging due to viral genetic diversity and the difficulty in generating broadly neutralizing antibodies (bnAbs). Here, we engineered trispecific antibodies (Abs) that allow a single molecule to interact with three independent HIV-1 envelope determinants: 1) the CD4 binding site, 2) the membrane proximal external region (MPER) and 3) the V1V2 glycan site. Trispecific Abs exhibited higher potency and breadth than any previously described single bnAb, showed pharmacokinetics similar to human bnAbs, and conferred complete immunity against a mixture of SHIVs in non-human primates (NHP) in contrast to single bnAbs...
September 20, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926020/animal-health-economics-an-aid-to-decisionmaking-on-animal-health-interventions-case-studies-in-the-united-states-of-america
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T L Marsh, D Pendell, R Knippenberg
For animal disease events the outcomes and consequences often remain unclear or uncertain, including the expected changes in benefits (e.g. profit to firms, prices to consumers) and in costs (e.g. response, clean-up). Moreover, the measurement of changes in benefits and costs across alternative interventions used to control animal disease events may be inexact. For instance, the economic consequences of alternative vaccination strategies to mitigate a disease can vary in magnitude due to trade embargoes and other factors...
April 2017: Revue Scientifique et Technique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915813/the-relationship-between-burden-of-childhood-disease-and-foreign-aid-for-child-health
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J Clay Bavinger, Paul Wise, Eran Bendavid
BACKGROUND: We sought to examine the relationship between child specific health aid (CHA) and burden of disease. Based on existing evidence, we hypothesized that foreign aid for child health would not be proportional to burden of disease. METHODS: In order to examine CHA and burden of disease, we obtained estimates of these parameters from established sources. Estimates of disability adjusted life years (DALYs) in children (0-5 years) were obtained from the World Health Organization for 2000 and 2012...
September 15, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913693/human-papillomavirus-genotype-distribution-in-cervical-samples-among-vaccine-na%C3%A3-ve-barbados-women
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Juann M Ward, Kolin Schmalenberg, Nick A Antonishyn, Ian R Hambleton, Elizabeth L Blackman, Paul N Levett, Marquita V Gittens-St Hilaire
PURPOSE: This study was undertaken to provide baseline HPV genotype distribution among women in Barbados before HPV immunization was introduced. This information would then be used as a denominator for post-vaccine surveillance and is expected to aid in understanding the effect of vaccination on cervical disease in Barbados. METHODS: Liquid-based cytology specimens were collected from 413 women (age range 18-65 years) attending three clinics, in a pre-vaccination, population-based study...
September 14, 2017: Cancer Causes & Control: CCC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911033/formulation-of-chitosan-with-the-polyepitope-hiv-1-protein-candidate-vaccine-efficiently-boosts-cellular-immune-responses-in-mice
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Ehsan Ollah Jazaeri, Atiyeh Mahdavi, Asghar Abdoli
Human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV-1) continues to be a major global public health issue and priority. Despite the variety of antiretroviral therapies, it seems that an effective vaccine against HIV-1 is still very necessary. An ideal HIV-1 vaccine should be able to elicit both humoral and cellular immunities. In this respect, polyepitope vaccines, incorporated from several conserved regions of HIV-1 proteins, have received much attention recently. Herein, the immunogenicity of the HIV-1 polyepitope protein-based candidate vaccines was evaluated in BALB/c mice...
November 30, 2017: Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904195/vector-order-determines-protection-against-pathogenic-simian-immunodeficiency-virus-infection-in-a-triple-component-vaccine-by-balancing-cd4-and-cd8-t-cell-responses
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Ulrike Sauermann, Antonia Radaelli, Nicole Stolte-Leeb, Katharina Raue, Massimiliano Bissa, Carlo Zanotto, Michael Krawczak, Matthias Tenbusch, Klaus Überla, Brandon F Keele, Carlo De Giuli Morghen, Sieghart Sopper, Christiane Stahl-Hennig
An effective AIDS vaccine should elicit strong humoral and cellular immune responses while maintaining low levels of CD4(+) T cell activation to avoid the generation of target cells for viral infection. The present study investigated two prime-boost regimens, both starting vaccination with single cycle immunodeficiency virus, followed by two mucosal boosts either with recombinant adenovirus (rAd) or fowlpox virus (rFWPV) expressing SIVmac239 or SIVmac251 gag/pol and env genes, respectively. Finally, vectors were switched and systemically administered to the reciprocal group of animals...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903041/mir-150-mediated-foxo1-regulation-programs-cd8-t-cell-differentiation
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Young Ho Ban, Se-Chan Oh, Sang-Hwan Seo, Seok-Min Kim, In-Pyo Choi, Philip D Greenberg, Jun Chang, Tae-Don Kim, Sang-Jun Ha
MicroRNA (miR)-150 is a developmental regulator of several immune-cell types, but its role in CD8(+) T cells is largely unexplored. Here, we show that miR-150 regulates the generation of memory CD8(+) T cells. After acute virus infection, miR-150 knockout (KO) mice exhibited an accelerated differentiation of CD8(+) T cells into memory cells and improved production of effector cytokines. Additionally, miR-150 KO CD8(+) T cells displayed an enhanced recall response and improved protection against infections with another virus and bacteria...
September 12, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901005/delivery-arrangements-for-health-systems-in-low-income-countries-an-overview-of-systematic-reviews
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REVIEW
Agustín Ciapponi, Simon Lewin, Cristian A Herrera, Newton Opiyo, Tomas Pantoja, Elizabeth Paulsen, Gabriel Rada, Charles S Wiysonge, Gabriel Bastías, Lilian Dudley, Signe Flottorp, Marie-Pierre Gagnon, Sebastian Garcia Marti, Claire Glenton, Charles I Okwundu, Blanca Peñaloza, Fatima Suleman, Andrew D Oxman
BACKGROUND: Delivery arrangements include changes in who receives care and when, who provides care, the working conditions of those who provide care, coordination of care amongst different providers, where care is provided, the use of information and communication technology to deliver care, and quality and safety systems. How services are delivered can have impacts on the effectiveness, efficiency and equity of health systems. This broad overview of the findings of systematic reviews can help policymakers and other stakeholders identify strategies for addressing problems and improve the delivery of services...
September 13, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900073/-molecular-mechanisms-of-hiv-1-genetic-diversity
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D V Sosin, N A Tchurikov
High genetic diversity of HIV-1 is the main factor behind the fact that HIV infection is widespread and difficult to treat. Although a limited number (or only one) of virus particles enters the blood upon infection, the particles are replicated in infected cells and rapidly produce new genetic variants that are resistant to the host immune system and antiretroviral drugs. This circumstance hampers the development of anti-HIV-1 vaccines and requires new antiretroviral drugs to be designed. The cause of the high variation of HIV-1 is related to the properties of its reverse transcriptase, which is error prone and often makes mistakes when transcribing virus RNA...
July 2017: Molekuliarnaia Biologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899629/what-is-confidence-and-what-could-affect-it-a-qualitative-study-of-mothers-who-are-hesitant-about-vaccines
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Judith A Mendel-Van Alstyne, Glen J Nowak, Ann L Aikin
BACKGROUND: Public confidence in immunization is critical to maintaining high vaccine-coverage rates needed to protect individuals and communities from vaccine-preventable diseases. Recent attention has been placed on factors influencing confidence in vaccination in the US and globally, but comprehensive understanding of what drives or hinders confidence in childhood vaccination is yet to be reached. As such, assessing parents' confidence in childhood vaccination and the ways in which educational materials affect confidence is needed...
September 9, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895870/protection-of-commercial-turkeys-following-inactivated-or-recombinant-h5-vaccine-application-against-the-2015u-s-h5n2-clade-2-3-4-4-highly-pathogenic-avian-influenza-virus
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Darrell R Kapczynski, Matthew J Sylte, Mary L Killian, Mia K Torchetti, Klaudia Chrzastek, David L Suarez
Between December 2014 and June 2015, North America experienced the largest recorded foreign animal disease outbreak with over 47 million poultry dead or euthanized from viral exposure to a clade 2.3.4.4 H5 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) epizootic. Soon after the epizootic began, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) began testing the efficacy of different vaccines as a possible future control strategy. The aim of these studies were to evaluate the efficacy three H5 vaccines to aid in control of HPAI in commercial turkeys...
September 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893288/potential-contribution-of-gut-microbiota-and-systemic-inflammation-on-hiv-vaccine-effectiveness-and-vaccine-design
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REVIEW
Jean-Pierre Routy, Vikram Mehraj
The quest for an effective HIV-1 vaccine began as soon as the virus causing AIDS was identified. After several disappointing attempts, results of the Phase-III RV144 trial in Thailand were a beacon of hope for the field demonstrating correlation between protection and immunological markers. In order to optimize vaccine response, we underline results from yellow fever and hepatitis B vaccines, where protective responses were predicted by the pre-vaccination level of immune activation in healthy individuals. Such findings support the assessment and reduction of pre-vaccine immune activation in order to optimize vaccine response...
September 12, 2017: AIDS Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893281/rna-flow-cytometric-fish-for-investigations-into-hiv-immunology-vaccination-and-cure-strategies
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REVIEW
Amy E Baxter, Julia Niessl, Antigoni Morou, Daniel E Kaufmann
Despite the tremendous success of anti-retroviral therapy (ART) no current treatment can eradicate latent HIV reservoirs from HIV-infected individuals or generate, effective HIV-specific immunity. Technological limitations have hampered the identification and characterization of both HIV-infected cells and HIV-specific responses in clinical samples directly ex vivo. RNA-flow cytometric fluorescence in situ hybridisation (RNA Flow-FISH) is a powerful technique, which enables detection of mRNAs in conjunction with proteins at a single-cell level...
September 12, 2017: AIDS Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893277/development-of-an-hiv-vaccine-using-a-vesicular-stomatitis-virus-vector-expressing-designer-hiv-1-envelope-glycoproteins-to-enhance-humoral-responses
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REVIEW
Trina Racine, Gary P Kobinger, Eric J Arts
Vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV), like many other Rhabdoviruses, have become the focus of intense research over the past couple of decades based on their suitability as vaccine vectors, transient gene delivery systems, and as oncolytic viruses for cancer therapy. VSV as a vaccine vector platform has multiple advantages over more traditional viral vectors including low level, non-pathogenic replication in diverse cell types, ability to induce both humoral and cell-mediate immune responses, and the remarkable expression of foreign proteins cloned into multiple intergenic sites in the VSV genome...
September 12, 2017: AIDS Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891235/financial-arrangements-for-health-systems-in-low-income-countries-an-overview-of-systematic-reviews
#18
REVIEW
Charles S Wiysonge, Elizabeth Paulsen, Simon Lewin, Agustín Ciapponi, Cristian A Herrera, Newton Opiyo, Tomas Pantoja, Gabriel Rada, Andrew D Oxman
BACKGROUND: One target of the Sustainable Development Goals is to achieve "universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health-care services and access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all". A fundamental concern of governments in striving for this goal is how to finance such a health system. This concern is very relevant for low-income countries. OBJECTIVES: To provide an overview of the evidence from up-to-date systematic reviews about the effects of financial arrangements for health systems in low-income countries...
September 11, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888341/hla-based-selection-of-epitopes-offers-a-potential-window-of-opportunity-for-vaccine-design-against-hiv
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REVIEW
Jagadish Chandrabose Sundaramurthi, Manickam Ashokkumar, Soumya Swaminathan, Luke Elizabeth Hanna
The pace of progression to AIDS after HIV infection varies from individual to individual. While some individuals develop AIDS quickly, others are protected from the onset of disease for more than a decade (elite controllers and long term non-progressors). The mechanisms of protection are not yet clearly understood, though various factors including host genetics, immune components and virus attenuation have been elucidated partly. The influence of HLA alleles on HIV-1 infection and disease outcome has been studied extensively...
September 6, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885140/xenogenic-rolling-circle-replication-of-a-synthetic-beak-and-feather-disease-virus-genomic-clone-in-293tt-mammalian-cells-and-nicotiana-benthamiana
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Guy L Regnard, Warren R J de Moor, Inga I Hitzeroth, Anna-Lise Williamson, Edward P Rybicki
The preparation of infectious beak and feather disease circovirus virions (BFDV) has until now relied on the extraction of virus from whole tissue of deceased or euthanized parrots known to be infected with the virus. Extraction from diseased tissue is necessary, as the virus has yet to be grown in vitro using tissue-cultured cells from any source. While infectious DNA clones have been synthesized for porcine and duck circoviruses, and both replicate in host cells and result in active viral infection in animals, this has not been shown for BFDV...
September 2017: Journal of General Virology
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