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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740382/dual-linker-gold-nanoparticles-as-adjuvanting-carriers-for-multivalent-display-of-recombinant-influenza-hemagglutinin-trimers-and-flagellin-improve-the-immunological-responses-in-vivo-and-in-vitro
#1
Chao Wang, Wandi Zhu, Bao-Zhong Wang
Vaccination is the most cost-effective means of infectious disease control. Although current influenza vaccines are effective in battling closely matched strains, such vaccines have major limitations such as the requirement to produce new vaccines every season, an egg-dependent production system, long production periods, uncertainty in matching the vaccine to circulating strains, and the inability to react to new influenza pandemics resulting from genetic drift or shift. To overcome the intrinsic limitations of the conventional influenza vaccine, we have designed dual-linker gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) conjugated with both recombinant trimetric A/Aichi/2/68 (H3N2), hemagglutinin (HA) and TLR5 agonist flagellin (FliC) as a novel vaccine approach...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739438/pathogenicity-of-the-egyptian-a-h5n1-avian-influenza-viruses-in-chickens
#2
A A Azab, A Arafa, A Selim, M K Hassan, A I Bazid, A H Sultan, H A Hussein, E M Abdelwhab
Long-term circulation of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 viruses of clade 2.2.1 in Egyptian poultry since February 2006 resulted in the evolution of two distinct clades: 2.2.1.1 represents antigenic-drift variants isolated from vaccinated poultry and 2.2.1.2 that caused the newest upsurge in birds and humans in 2014/2015. In the present study, nine isolates were collected from chickens, ducks and turkeys representing the commercial and backyard sectors during the period 2009-2015. The subtyping was confirmed by hemagglutination inhibition (HI) test, RT-qPCR and sequence analysis...
July 21, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718801/from-variation-of-influenza-viral-proteins-to-vaccine-development
#3
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Wandi Zhu, Chao Wang, Bao-Zhong Wang
Recurrent influenza epidemics and occasional pandemics are one of the most important global public health concerns and are major causes of human morbidity and mortality. Influenza viruses can evolve through antigen drift and shift to overcome the barriers of human immunity, leading to host adaption and transmission. Mechanisms underlying this viral evolution are gradually being elucidated. Vaccination is an effective method for the prevention of influenza virus infection. However, the emergence of novel viruses, including the 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1), the avian influenza A virus (H7N9), and the highly pathogenic avian influenza A virus (HPAI H5N1), that have infected human populations frequently in recent years reveals the tremendous challenges to the current influenza vaccine strategy...
July 18, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708860/charged-amino-acid-variability-related-to-n-glyco-sylation-and-epitopes-in-a-h3n2-influenza-hem-agglutinin-and-neuraminidase
#4
Zhong-Zhou Huang, Liang Yu, Ping Huang, Li-Jun Liang, Qing Guo
BACKGROUND: The A/H3N2 influenza viruses circulated in humans have been shown to undergo antigenic drift, a process in which amino acid mutations result from nucleotide substitutions. There are few reports regarding the charged amino acid mutations. The purpose of this paper is to explore the relations between charged amino acids, N-glycosylation and epitopes in hemagglutinin (HA) and neuraminidase (NA). METHODS: A total of 700 HA genes (691 NA genes) of A/H3N2 viruses were chronologically analyzed for the mutational variants in amino acid features, N-glycosylation sites and epitopes since its emergence in 1968...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692701/molecular-features-of-influenza-a-h1n1-pdm09-prevalent-in-mexico-during-winter-seasons-2012-2014
#5
Rocío Arellano-Llamas, Luis Alfaro-Ruiz, Cristian Arriaga Canon, Ivan Imaz Rosshandler, Alfredo Cruz-Lagunas, Joaquín Zúñiga, Rosa Rebollar Vega, Christopher W Wong, Sebastian Maurer-Stroh, Sandra Romero Córdoba, Edison T Liu, Alfredo Hidalgo-Miranda, Joel A Vázquez-Pérez
Since the emergence of the pandemic H1N1pdm09 virus in Mexico and California, biannual increases in the number of cases have been detected in Mexico. As observed in previous seasons, pandemic A/H1N1 09 virus was detected in severe cases during the 2011-2012 winter season and finally, during the 2013-2014 winter season it became the most prevalent influenza virus. Molecular and phylogenetic analyses of the whole viral genome are necessary to determine the antigenic and pathogenic characteristics of influenza viruses that cause severe outcomes of the disease...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663210/is-it-possible-to-develop-a-universal-influenza-virus-vaccine-outflanking-antibody-immunodominance-on-the-road-to-universal-influenza-vaccination
#6
Davide Angeletti, Jonathan W Yewdell
Influenza remains a major human pathogen despite seasonal vaccination. At long last, there is energy and resources to develop influenza vaccines that provide more predictable and durable protection. Vaccines based on inducing antibodies to the conserved stem of the viral hemagglutinin (HA) have emerged as leading candidates for broadening population immunity and ultimately limiting antigenic drift. Here, we discuss the knowns and unknowns of HA-specific B-cell and antibody responses. In particular, we focus on how immunodominance sculpts antibody responses and drives antigenic drift...
June 29, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663209/is-it-possible-to-develop-a-universal-influenza-virus-vaccine-toward-a-universal-influenza-virus-vaccine-potential-target-antigens-and-critical-aspects-for-vaccine-development
#7
Florian Krammer, Adolfo García-Sastre, Peter Palese
Influenza viruses cause seasonal epidemics as well as pandemics and are a significant concern for human health. Current influenza virus vaccines show efficacy when they are antigenically well matched to circulating strains. Seasonal influenza viruses undergo antigenic drift at a high rate and, therefore, current vaccines have to be reformulated and readministered on an annual basis. Mismatches between vaccine strains and circulating strains frequently occur, significantly decreasing vaccine efficacy. In addition, current seasonal influenza virus vaccines have limited efficacy against newly emerging pandemic viruses...
June 29, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663208/is-it-possible-to-develop-a-universal-influenza-virus-vaccine-potential-for-a-universal-influenza-vaccine
#8
James E Crowe
Development of optimal vaccines for influenza is challenging, in part as a result of the high antigenic variability in field strains associated with genetic shift from reassortment and genetic drift from point mutations. Discovery of conserved antigenic sites on the hemagglutinin (HA) protein for neutralizing antibodies suggested the possibility that influenza vaccines could be developed that induce focused antibody responses to the conserved neutralizing determinants, especially the HA stem region. Recent studies have focused on the antigenicity and immunogenicity of such domains, using monoclonal antibodies and candidate-engineered HA stem-based vaccines...
June 29, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655451/rationale-for-two-influenza-b-lineages-in-seasonal-vaccines-a-meta-regression-study-on-immunogenicity-and-controlled-field-trials
#9
W E P Beyer, A M Palache, M Boulfich, A D M E Osterhaus
B lineage mismatch prompted introduction of quadri-valent influenza vaccines (QIV) with two influenza B viruses representing distinct antigenic lineages. To explore the impact on antibody induction and vaccine effectiveness predicted from antibody (VEab), we performed a systematic literature search on immunogenicity studies conducted to assess antibody superiority of QIV over trivalent influenza vaccine (TIV). Thirteen relevant articles described 31 trials from 2007 and 2013. Log-transformed GMT trial estimates and their variances were converted to clinical protection rates predicted from antibody (PRab)...
June 24, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649242/an-approach-for-a-synthetic-ctl-vaccine-design-against-zika-flavivirus-using-class-i-and-class-ii-epitopes-identified-by-computer-modeling
#10
Edecio Cunha-Neto, Daniela S Rosa, Paul E Harris, Tim Olson, Alex Morrow, Serban Ciotlos, Charles V Herst, Reid Martin Rubsamen
The threat posed by severe congenital abnormalities related to Zika virus (ZKV) infection during pregnancy has turned development of a ZKV vaccine into an emergency. Recent work suggests that the cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) response to infection is an important defense mechanism in response to ZKV. Here, we develop the rationale and strategy for a new approach to developing cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) vaccines for ZKV flavivirus infection. The proposed approach is based on recent studies using a protein structure computer model for HIV epitope selection designed to select epitopes for CTL attack optimized for viruses that exhibit antigenic drift...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642154/a-boosting-skin-vaccination-with-dissolving-microneedle-patch-encapsulating-m2e-vaccine-broadens-the-protective-efficacy-of-conventional-influenza-vaccines
#11
Wandi Zhu, Winston Pewin, Chao Wang, Yuan Luo, Gilbert X Gonzalez, Teena Mohan, Mark R Prausnitz, Bao-Zhong Wang
The biodegradable microneedle patch (MNP) is a novel technology for vaccine delivery that could improve the immunogenicity of vaccines. To broaden the protective efficiency of conventional influenza vaccines, a new 4M2e-tFliC fusion protein construct containing M2e sequences from different subtypes was generated. Purified fusion protein was encapsulate into MNPs with a biocompatible polymer for use as a boosting vaccine. The results demonstrated that mice receiving a conventional inactivated vaccine followed by a skin-applied dissolving 4M2e-tFliC MNP boost could better maintain the humoral antibody response than that by the conventional vaccine-prime alone...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637337/matrix-completion-with-side-information-and-its-applications-in-predicting-the-antigenicity-of-influenza-viruses
#12
Li Huang, Xianhong Li, Pengfei Guo, Yuhua Yao, Bo Liao, Weiwei Zhang, Fayou Wang, Jiasheng Yang, Yulong Zhao, Hailiang Sun, Pingan He, Jialiang Yang
Motivation: Low-rank matrix completion has been demonstrated to be powerful in predicting antigenic distances among influenza viruses and vaccines from partially revealed hemagglutination inhibition (HI) table. Meanwhile, influenza hemagglutinin (HA) protein sequences are also effective in inferring antigenic distances. Thus, it is natural to integrate HA protein sequence information into low-rank matrix completion model to help infer influenza antigenicity, which is critical to influenza vaccine development...
June 16, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631598/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-evidence-of-a-potential-a-h1n1-pdm09-antigenic-drift-mediated-by-escape-mutations-in-the-haemagglutinin-sa-antigenic-site
#13
Miguel Retamal, Yacine Abed, Chantal Rhéaume, Mariana Baz, Guy Boivin
Influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 virus continues to circulate worldwide without evidence of significant antigenic drift between 2009 and 2016. By using escape mutants, we previously identified six haemagglutinin (HA) changes (T80R, G143E, G158E, N159D, K166E and A198E) that were located within antigenic sites. Combinations of these mutations were introduced into the A(H1N1)pdm09 HA plasmid by mutagenesis. Reassortant 6 : 2 viruses containing both the HA and NA genes of the A(H1N1)pdm09 and the six internal gene segments of A/PR/8/34 were rescued by reverse genetics...
June 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619136/coimmunization-with-recombinant-epitope-expressing-baculovirus-enhances-protective-effects-of-inactivated-h5n1-vaccine-against-heterologous-virus
#14
Zhen Zhang, Jiao Zhang, Jie Zhang, Qi Li, Peisi Miao, Jie Liu, Shijie Li, Jianni Huang, Ming Liao, Huiying Fan
H5N1, a highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (HPAIV), poses a significant threat to poultry and human health. However, currently available inactivated influenza vaccines are less efficacious against viruses that display antigenic drift. In this study, we constructed a recombinant baculovirus (BV-HMNN) expressing four conserved antigen epitopes: H5N1 hemagglutinin stem area amino acids 76-130 (HA2 76-130); three tandem repeats from the ectodomain of the conserved influenza matrix protein M2 (3M2e); nucleoprotein amino acids 55-69 (NP55-69); and nucleoprotein amino acids 380-393 (NP380-393)...
May 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616748/intact-transition-epitope-mapping-item
#15
Yelena Yefremova, Kwabena F M Opuni, Bright D Danquah, Hans-Juergen Thiesen, Michael O Glocker
Intact transition epitope mapping (ITEM) enables rapid and accurate determination of protein antigen-derived epitopes by either epitope extraction or epitope excision. Upon formation of the antigen peptide-containing immune complex in solution, the entire mixture is electrosprayed to translate all constituents as protonated ions into the gas phase. There, ions from antibody-peptide complexes are separated from unbound peptide ions according to their masses, charges, and shapes either by ion mobility drift or by quadrupole ion filtering...
August 2017: Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601563/biophysical-characterization-of-influenza-a-virions
#16
Arun Parupudi, Flaviu Gruia, Samuel A Korman, Sonia Dragulin-Otto, Kuldip Sra, Richard L Remmele, Jared S Bee
Antigenic drift of the influenza A virus requires that vaccine production is targeted to the strains circulating each year. Live-attenuated influenza A vaccine manufacturing is used to produce intact virions with the surface antigens of the circulating strains. Influenza A typically contains a large percentage (>90%) of non-infective virions. The ribonucleoprotein (RNP) content, virion structure, and aggregation are factors that are thought to have an impact on infectivity. However, these factors are difficult to study because of the intrinsic variability in virion size, shape and overall structural integrity...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588131/rationally-designed-influenza-virus-vaccines-that-are-antigenically-stable-during-growth-in-eggs
#17
Alfred T Harding, Brook E Heaton, Rebekah E Dumm, Nicholas S Heaton
Influenza virus vaccine production is currently limited by the ability to grow circulating human strains in chicken eggs or in cell culture. To facilitate cost-effective growth, vaccine strains are serially passaged under production conditions, which frequently results in mutations of the major antigenic protein, the viral hemagglutinin (HA). Human vaccination with an antigenically drifted strain is known to contribute to poor vaccine efficacy. To address this problem, we developed a replication-competent influenza A virus (IAV) with an artificial genomic organization that allowed the incorporation of two independent and functional HA proteins with different growth requirements onto the same virion...
June 6, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587867/spatiotemporal-dynamics-of-influenza-a-h1n1-pdm09-in-brazil-during-the-pandemic-and-post-pandemic-periods
#18
Alessandra C B Manito, Tiago Gräf, Vagner R Lunge, Nilo Ikuta
Influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 was responsible for the first global flu pandemic in 21st century affecting all the world. In Brazil, A(H1N1)pdm09 is still circulating as a seasonal virus, causing deaths every year. Nevertheless, the viral diffusion process that yearly seeds new influenza strains in the country was not investigated yet. The aim of the current study was to describe the phylodynamics and phylogeography of influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 in Brazil between 2009 and 2014. Neuraminidase sequences from Brazil and other regions of the World were retrieved and analyzed...
June 3, 2017: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559489/in-vivo-imaging-of-influenza-virus-infection-in-immunized-mice
#19
Rita Czakó, Leatrice Vogel, Elaine W Lamirande, Kevin W Bock, Ian N Moore, Ali H Ellebedy, Rafi Ahmed, Andrew Mehle, Kanta Subbarao
Immunization is the cornerstone of seasonal influenza control and represents an important component of pandemic preparedness strategies. Using a bioluminescent reporter virus, we demonstrate the application of noninvasive in vivo imaging system (IVIS) technology to evaluate the preclinical efficacy of candidate vaccines and immunotherapy in a mouse model of influenza. Sequential imaging revealed distinct spatiotemporal kinetics of bioluminescence in groups of mice passively or actively immunized by various strategies that accelerated the clearance of the challenge virus at different rates and by distinct mechanisms...
May 30, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542275/combination-of-the-immunization-with-the-sequence-close-to-the-consensus-sequence-and-two-dna-prime-plus-one-vlp-boost-generate-h5-hemagglutinin-specific-broad-neutralizing-antibodies
#20
Guiqin Wang, Renfu Yin, Paul Zhou, Zhuang Ding
Hemagglutinin (HA) head has long been considered to be able to elicit only a narrow, strain-specific antibody response as it undergoes rapid antigenic drift. However, we previously showed that a heterologous prime-boost strategy, in which mice were primed twice with DNA encoding HA and boosted once with virus-like particles (VLP) from an H5N1 strain A/Thailand/1(KAN)-1/2004 (noted as TH DDV), induced anti-head broad cross-H5 neutralizing antibody response. To explain why TH DDV immunization could generate such breadth, we systemically compared the neutralization breadth and potency between TH DDV sera and immune sera elicited by TH DDD (three times of DNA immunizations), TH VVV (three times of VLP immunizations), TH DV (one DNA prime plus one VLP boost) and TK DDV (plasmid DNA and VLP derived from another H5N1 strain, A/Turkey/65596/2006)...
2017: PloS One
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