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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199784/allosensitization-following-bone-graft
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Eoin D O'Sullivan, Richard K Battle, Sharon Zahra, John F Keating, Lorna P Marson, David M Turner
It is recognised that patients may become sensitized to donor-specific HLA antigens as a result of previous antigenic exposures, classically through previous transplantation, pregnancy or blood transfusion. We present an unusual case of a patient who unexpectedly developed a range of anti-HLA antibodies following orthopaedic surgery where a bone graft was deployed intraoperatively. We describe the case of a 52-year-old male awaiting a renal transplantation, undergoing elective orthopaedic surgery requiring a small volume bone graft...
February 15, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192913/identification-of-lewis-and-blood-group-carbohydrate-epitopes-by-ion-mobility-tandem-mass-spectrometry-fingerprinting
#2
Johanna Hofmann, Alexandra Stuckmann, Max Crispin, David J Harvey, Kevin Pagel, Weston B Struwe
Glycans have several elements that contribute to their structural complexity, involving a range of monosaccharide building blocks, configuration of linkages between residues and various degrees of branching on a given structure. Their analysis remains challenging and resolving minor isomeric variants can be difficult, in particular terminal fucosylated Lewis and blood group antigens present on N- and O-glycans. Accurately characterizing these isomeric structures by current techniques is not straightforward and typically requires a combination of methods and/or sample derivatization...
February 1, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192531/multi-layered-control-of-galectin-8-mediated-autophagy-during-adenovirus-cell-entry-through-a-conserved-ppxy-motif-in-the-viral-capsid
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Charlotte Montespan, Shauna A Marvin, Sisley Austin, Andrew M Burrage, Benoit Roger, Fabienne Rayne, Muriel Faure, Edward M Campell, Carola Schneider, Rudolph Reimer, Kay Grünewald, Christopher M Wiethoff, Harald Wodrich
Cells employ active measures to restrict infection by pathogens, even prior to responses from the innate and humoral immune defenses. In this context selective autophagy is activated upon pathogen induced membrane rupture to sequester and deliver membrane fragments and their pathogen contents for lysosomal degradation. Adenoviruses, which breach the endosome upon entry, escape this fate by penetrating into the cytosol prior to autophagosome sequestration of the ruptured endosome. We show that virus induced membrane damage is recognized through Galectin-8 and sequesters the autophagy receptors NDP52 and p62...
February 13, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183746/major-vs-minor-histocompatibility-antigens
#4
Denis Claude Roy, Claude Perreault
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 9, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179020/hepatitis-b-virus-infection-in-undocumented-immigrants-and-refugees-in-southern-italy-demographic-virological-and-clinical-features
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Nicola Coppola, Loredana Alessio, Luciano Gualdieri, Mariantonietta Pisaturo, Caterina Sagnelli, Carmine Minichini, Giovanni Di Caprio, Mario Starace, Lorenzo Onorato, Giuseppe Signoriello, Margherita Macera, Italo Francesco Angelillo, Giuseppe Pasquale, Evangelista Sagnelli
BACKGROUND: The data on hepatitis b virus (HBV) infection in immigrants population are scanty. The porpoise of this study was to define the demographic, virological, and clinical characteristics of subjects infected with HBV chronic infection in a cohort of immigrants living in Naples, Italy. METHODS: A screening for HBV infection was offered to 1,331 immigrants, of whom 1,212 (91%) (831 undocumented immigrants and 381 refugees) accepted and were screened for hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) and anti-hepatitis B core antibody (HBc)...
February 9, 2017: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165471/antibody-independent-mechanisms-regulate-the-establishment-of-chronic-plasmodium-infection
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Thibaut Brugat, Adam James Reid, Jing-Wen Lin, Deirdre Cunningham, Irene Tumwine, Garikai Kushinga, Sarah McLaughlin, Philip Spence, Ulrike Böhme, Mandy Sanders, Solomon Conteh, Ellen Bushell, Tom Metcalf, Oliver Billker, Patrick E Duffy, Chris Newbold, Matthew Berriman, Jean Langhorne
Malaria is caused by parasites of the genus Plasmodium. All human-infecting Plasmodium species can establish long-lasting chronic infections(1-5), creating an infectious reservoir to sustain transmission(1,6). It is widely accepted that the maintenance of chronic infection involves evasion of adaptive immunity by antigenic variation(7). However, genes involved in this process have been identified in only two of five human-infecting species: Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium knowlesi. Furthermore, little is understood about the early events in the establishment of chronic infection in these species...
February 6, 2017: Nature Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158271/genetic-and-antigenic-evolution-of-h9n2-subtype-avian-influenza-virus-in-domestic-chickens-in-southwestern-china-2013-2016
#7
Jing Xia, Jia-Qi Cui, Xiao He, Yue-Yue Liu, Ke-Chang Yao, San-Jie Cao, Xin-Feng Han, Yong Huang
H9N2 avian influenza virus (AIV) has caused significant losses in chicken flocks throughout china in recent years. There is a limited understanding of the genetic and antigenic characteristics of the H9N2 virus isolated in chickens in southwestern China. In this study a total of 12 field strains were isolated from tissue samples from diseased chickens between 2013 and 2016. Phylogenetic analysis of the Hemagglutinin (HA) and Neuraminidase (NA) nucleotide sequences from the 12 field isolates and other reference strains showed that most of the isolates in the past four years could be clustered into a major branch (HA-branch A and NA-branch I) in the Clade h9...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143491/-hla-g-3-utr-gene-polymorphisms-and-rheumatic-heart-disease-a-familial-study-among-south-indian-population
#8
Maheshkumar Poomarimuthu, Sivakumar Elango, Sambath Soundrapandian, Jayalakshmi Mariakuttikan
BACKGROUND: Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is an autoimmune disease where cross reactive CD4(+) T cells are involved in the pathogenesis of valvular damage. Human Leukocyte Antigen-G (HLA-G), an immunosuppressive molecule playing a crucial role in the inhibition of T cell response is associated with the pathogenesis of various autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. Genetic polymorphisms within the 3'untranslated region (UTR) of HLA-G influences its expression and thus disease pathogenesis...
February 1, 2017: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141862/vaccination-has-minimal-impact-on-the-intrahost-diversity-of-h3n2-influenza-viruses
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Kari Debbink, John T McCrone, Joshua G Petrie, Rachel Truscon, Emileigh Johnson, Emily K Mantlo, Arnold S Monto, Adam S Lauring
While influenza virus diversity and antigenic drift have been well characterized on a global scale, the factors that influence the virus' rapid evolution within and between human hosts are less clear. Given the modest effectiveness of seasonal vaccination, vaccine-induced antibody responses could serve as a potent selective pressure for novel influenza variants at the individual or community level. We used next generation sequencing of patient-derived viruses from a randomized, placebo-controlled trial of vaccine efficacy to characterize the diversity of influenza A virus and to define the impact of vaccine-induced immunity on within-host populations...
January 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139690/snp-variants-associated-with-non-hodgkin-lymphoma-nhl-correlate-with-human-leukocyte-antigen-hla-class-ii-expression
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Lik-Chin Ten, Yoon-Ming Chin, Mei-Chee Tai, Edmund Fui-Min Chin, Yat-Yuen Lim, Sujatha Suthandiram, Kian-Meng Chang, Tee-Chuan Ong, Ping-Chong Bee, Zahurin Mohamed, Gin-Gin Gan, Ching-Ching Ng
Large consortia efforts and genome-wide association studies (GWASs) have linked a number of genetic variants within the 6p21 chromosomal region to non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). Complementing these efforts, we genotyped previously reported SNPs in the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) class I (rs6457327) and class II (rs9271100, rs2647012 and rs10484561) regions in a total of 1,145 subjects (567 NHL cases and 578 healthy controls) from two major ethnic groups in Malaysia, the Malays and the Chinese. We identified a NHL-associated (PNHL_add = 0...
January 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118289/utility-of-gastric-and-duodenal-biopsies-during-follow-up-endoscopy-in-children-with-eosinophilic-esophagitis
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Sunpreet Kaur, John M Rosen, Alyssa A Kriegermeier, Joshua B Wechsler, Amir F Kagalwalla, Jeffrey B Brown
OBJECTIVES: Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a chronic antigen-mediated immune disorder of the esophagus. Consensus guidelines recommend obtaining esophageal, gastric and duodenal biopsies at diagnostic endoscopy when EoE is suspected. The utility of repeated gastric and duodenal biopsies during follow-up endoscopy in patients previously diagnosed with EoE is not established. The aim of this study was to explore the role of gastric and duodenal biopsies in children with an established diagnosis of EoE undergoing repeat endoscopy to assess histological response to treatment...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118086/a-plant-protein-signal-sequence-improved-humoral-immune-response-to-hpv-prophylactic-and-therapeutic-dna-vaccines
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Silvia Massa, Francesca Paolini, Gianfranca Curzio, Marcelo Nazario Cordeiro, Elena Illiano, Olivia Costantina Demurtas, Rosella Franconi, Aldo Venuti
Signal sequences (ss) play a critical role in the sorting of nascent secretory and membrane proteins. This function has been conserved from bacteria through eukaryotes, although ss appear diverse in length and amino acid composition. Sorting of proteins is also critical to instruct antigens for a proper immunological response. Thus, a plant ss was used to drive Human Papillomavirus (HPV) model antigens into the human secretory pathway: the HPV16 E7 oncoprotein, its chimera with the coat protein (CP) of the Potato Virus X (PVX), the first 200 amino acids of the HPV16 minor capsid protein L2 (known to harbour cross-reacting epitopes) and its chimera with E7 gene...
January 24, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114250/new-combination-strategies-using-programmed-cell-death-1-programmed-cell-death-ligand-1-checkpoint-inhibitors-as-a-backbone
#13
Siwen Hu-Lieskovan, Antoni Ribas
The discovery of immune checkpoints and subsequent clinical development of checkpoint inhibitors have revolutionized the field of oncology. The durability of the antitumor immune responses has raised the hope for long-term patient survival and potential cure; however, currently, only a minority of patients respond. Combination strategies to help increase antigen release and T-cell priming, promote T-cell activation and homing, and improve the tumor immune microenvironment, all guided by predictive biomarkers, can help overcome the tumor immune-evasive mechanisms and maximize efficacy to ultimately benefit the majority of patients...
January 2017: Cancer Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109443/separation-of-two-distinct-o-glycoforms-of-human-iga1-by-serial-lectin-chromatography-followed-by-mass-spectrometry-o-glycan-analysis
#14
S Lehoux, T Ju
Human immunoglobulin A1 (IgA1), which carries four to six mucin-type O-glycans (O-glycans) on its hinge region (HR), is the most abundant O-glycoprotein in plasma or serum. While normal O-glycans from hematopoietic-originated cells are core 1-based complex structures, many reports showed that the IgA1 from patients with IgA nephropathy (IgAN) carries undergalactosylated or truncated O-glycans such as the Tn antigen and its sialylated version the SialylTn (STn) antigen on the HR. Yet, there is still a debate whether Tn/STn on the HR of IgA1 is specific to the IgA1 from patients with IgAN since these antigens have also been seen in serum IgA1 of healthy individuals...
2017: Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104399/structural-basis-for-the-regulation-of-nuclear-import-of-epstein-barr-virus-nuclear-antigen-1-ebna1-by-phosphorylation-of-the-nuclear-localization-signal
#15
Ryohei Nakada, Hidemi Hirano, Yoshiyuki Matsuura
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) nuclear antigen 1 (EBNA1) is expressed in every EBV-positive tumor and is essential for the maintenance, replication, and transcription of the EBV genome in the nucleus of host cells. EBNA1 is a serine phosphoprotein, and it has been shown that phosphorylation of S385 in the nuclear localization signal (NLS) of EBNA1 increases the binding affinity to the nuclear import adaptor importin-α1 as well as importin-α5, and stimulates nuclear import of EBNA1. To gain insights into how phosphorylation of the EBNA1 NLS regulates nuclear import, we have determined the crystal structures of two peptide complexes of importin-α1: one with S385-phosphorylated EBNA1 NLS peptide, determined at 2...
January 17, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102730/alloimmunisation-in-transfused-patients-serial-cross-matching-in-a-population-of-hospitalised-cats
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Layla Hourani, Christiane Weingart, Barbara Kohn
Objectives Cross-matching is currently recommended as part of pre-transfusion testing for repeat transfusions in cats 4 days after having received an initial transfusion. This prospective study determined when and if cats developed positive cross-match (CM) results after having been transfused with AB-compatible blood. Methods Donors were selected according to standard transfusion safety protocols. Twenty-one hospitalised anaemic recipients (blood type A: n = 20; blood type B: n = 1) received 1-4 (median 2) whole-blood transfusions (WBTs) over 1-6 days (median 2) in 33 transfusion instances...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074593/microtubule-associated-protein-map-1b-novel-paraneoplastic-biomarker-running-head-map-1b-igg-novel-paraneoplastic-biomarker
#17
Avi Gadoth, Thomas J Kryzer, Jim Fryer, Andrew McKeon, Vanda A Lennon, Sean J Pittock
To report the identification of microtubule associated protein (MAP)1B as the antigen of the previously described PCA-2 antibody, its frequency and clinical, oncological and serological associations. Methods Archival serum or cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) specimens were available from 96 of 118 consecutive PCA-2-IgG-seropositive patients identified 1993-2016. The autoantigen, defined in mouse brain lysate by western blot and mass spectrometry, was confirmed by dual immunohistochemical staining using commercial antibodies...
January 11, 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073635/pcna-dependent-cellular-activities-tolerate-dramatic-perturbations-in-pcna-client-interactions
#18
Rosemary H C Wilson, Antonio J Biasutto, Lihao Wang, Roman Fischer, Emma L Baple, Andrew H Crosby, Erika J Mancini, Catherine M Green
Proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) is an essential cofactor for DNA replication and repair, recruiting multiple proteins to their sites of action. We examined the effects of the PCNA(S228I) mutation that causes PCNA-associated DNA repair disorder (PARD). Cells from individuals affected by PARD are sensitive to the PCNA inhibitors T3 and T2AA, showing that the S228I mutation has consequences for undamaged cells. Analysis of the binding between PCNA and PCNA-interacting proteins (PIPs) shows that the S228I change dramatically impairs the majority of these interactions, including that of Cdt1, DNMT1, PolD3(p66) and PolD4(p12)...
February 2017: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067665/selective-graft-versus-leukemia-depends-on-magnitude-and-diversity-of-the-alloreactive-t-cell-response
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Cornelis A M van Bergen, Simone A P van Luxemburg-Heijs, Liesbeth C de Wreede, Matthijs Eefting, Peter A von dem Borne, Peter van Balen, Mirjam H M Heemskerk, Arend Mulder, Fransiscus H J Claas, Marcelo A Navarrete, Wilhelmina M Honders, Caroline E Rutten, Hendrik Veelken, Inge Jedema, Constantijn J M Halkes, Marieke Griffioen, J H Frederik Falkenburg
Patients with leukemia who receive a T cell-depleted allogeneic stem cell graft followed by postponed donor lymphocyte infusion (DLI) can experience graft-versus-leukemia (GVL) reactivity, with a lower risk of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). Here, we have investigated the magnitude, diversity, and specificity of alloreactive CD8 T cells in patients who developed GVL reactivity after DLI in the absence or presence of GVHD. We observed a lower magnitude and diversity of CD8 T cells for minor histocompatibility antigens (MiHAs) in patients with selective GVL reactivity without GVHD...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062697/subclinical-herpes-simplex-virus-type-1-infections-provide-site-specific-resistance-to-an-unrelated-pathogen
#20
Alexander M Rowe, Hongming Yun, Benjamin R Treat, Paul R Kinchington, Robert L Hendricks
HSV-1 infections of the cornea range in severity from minor transient discomfort to the blinding disease herpes stromal keratitis, yet most patients experience a single episode of epithelial keratitis followed by re-establishment of a clear cornea. We asked whether a single transient episode of HSV-1 epithelial keratitis causes long-term changes in the corneal microenvironment that influence immune responses to subsequent corneal infection or trauma. We showed that C57BL/6 mouse corneas infected with HSV-1 KOS, which induces transient herpes epithelial keratitis without herpes stromal keratitis sequelae, possessed a significant leukocytic infiltrate composed primarily of CD4(+) T cells and macrophages along with elevated chemokines and cytokines that persisted without loss of corneal clarity (subclinical inflammation)...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
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