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Anti-polysaccharide Antibody

Mutsumi Furukawa, Hiroshi Yoneyama, Eiji Hata, Hidetomo Iwano, Hidetoshi Higuchi, Tasuke Ando, Mika Sato, Tomohito Hayashi, Yoshio Kiku, Yuya Nagasawa, Kanae Niimi, Katsuki Usami, Kumiko Ito, Kouichi Watanabe, Tomonori Nochi, Hisashi Aso
Staphylococcus aureus is a major pathogen that causes subclinical mastitis associated with huge economic losses to the dairy industry. A few vaccines for bovine mastitis are available, and they are expected to induce the production of S. aureus-specific antibodies that prevent bacterial adherence to host cells or promote opsonization by phagocytes. However, the efficacy of such vaccines are still under debate; therefore, further research focusing on improving the current vaccines by seeking additional mechanisms of action is required to reduce economic losses due to mastitis in the dairy industry...
February 26, 2018: Veterinary Research
Yukihiro Akeda, Yuka Koizumi, Yohei Takanami, Shuji Sumino, Yumi Hattori, Kayoko Sugizaki, Nodoka Mitsuya, Kazunori Oishi
Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) conjugate vaccines have drastically reduced disease incidence worldwide. Protection against Hib infection has relied on the serum bactericidal activity (SBA) of antibodies to the Hib capsular polysaccharide (polyribosylribitol phosphate). However, licensure usually relies on measuring induction of antibodies to PRP as a surrogate for SBA. In a phase III clinical trial we compared a PRP-conjugate vaccine using the nontoxic diphtheria toxin mutant, CRM197 , as carrier protein with the licensed tetanus toxoid conjugate when administered subcutaneously as a three dose primary series in Japanese infants...
February 16, 2018: Vaccine
Mathilde Bahuaud, Constance Beaudouin-Bazire, Marine Husson, Anna Molto, Odile Launay, Frédéric Batteux, Maxime Dougados
OBJECTIVES: Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are at an increased risk of Pneumococcal infections. Immunogenicity and persistence of a prime-boost revaccination strategy using 13-valent/23-valent anti-pneumococcal vaccines was evaluated in patients with RA treated by Methotrexate (MTX) and anti-TNF. METHOD: Twenty-four patients with RA received one dose of PCV13 (Prevenar13ࣨ; Pfizer) followed two months later by one dose of PPV23 (Pneumovax®, Merck). Concentrations of IgG specific for 7 serotypes common to both vaccines and 3 uncommon serotypes, included only in the PPV23 were measured by ELISA and Opsonophagocytic Assay (OPA) at baseline and after 4, 12 and 24 months post-vaccine...
February 12, 2018: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
Peng Sun, Chao Pan, Ming Zeng, Bo Liu, Haoyu Liang, Dongshu Wang, Xiankai Liu, Bin Wang, Yufei Lyu, Jun Wu, Li Zhu, Hengliang Wang
Enteric fever, mainly caused by Salmonella enterica serovar Paratyphi A, remains a common and serious infectious disease worldwide. As yet, there are no licensed vaccines against S. Paratyphi A. Biosynthesis of conjugate vaccines has become a promising approach against bacterial infection. However, the popular biosynthetic strategy using N-linked glycosylation systems does not recognize the specialized O-polysaccharide structure of S. Paratyphi A. Here, we describe an O-linked glycosylation approach, the only currently available glycosylation system suitable for an S...
2018: NPJ Vaccines
Elena P Kiseleva, Konstantin I Mikhailopulo, Evelina L Zdorovenko, Yuriy A Knirel, Galina I Novik
Role of microorganisms in induction of/protection from autoimmune diseases is proven though molecular mechanisms and bacterial/viral/yeast biopolymers responsible for these effects are in the research stage. Autoantobodies (AAbs) to thyroid peroxidase (anti-TPO) and thyroglobulin (anti-Tg) as well as AAbs to transglutaminase 2 (anti-TG2) and antibodies to gliadins (anti-gliadins) are serological markers of autoimmune thyroid disease and celiac disease, respectively, and players in pathogenesis of these autoimmune diseases...
December 20, 2017: Carbohydrate Research
Zhongrui Ma, Huajie Zhang, Peng George Wang, Xian-Wei Liu, Min Chen
Glycoconjugate vaccine is composed of polysaccharides (PSs) covalently linked with carrier protein. Glycosylation site selection, as a significant factor leading to heterogeneities of glycoconjugate structure, draws more and more attentions for its impact on the immunogenicity of glycoconjugate vaccine. To elucidate the relationship between glycosylation connectivity and immunogenicity of glycoconjugate vaccine, in this study, anti-E. coli O157:H7 glycoconjugate O-PS-MBP with defined connectivity, and three selected peptide segments GS1, GS2, GS3 derived from O-PS-MBP was synthesized...
January 2, 2018: Oncotarget
Myoung-Sook Shin, Su Beom Park, Kwang-Soon Shin
The extracts of the Citrus unshiu fruit induce numerous biological activities such as anticancer, anti-adipogenic, and antimicrobial effects. Furthermore, its peel has been used as a Chinese medicine for centuries and is consumed as a tea in China, Japan, and Korea. We investigated the effects of the polysaccharide isolated from C. unshiu peel (CPE-II) on cytokine and inflammatory mediator production in RAW 264.7 macrophages and performed signal transduction experiments to identify the pathways involved in its actions...
February 2, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
Kuniaki Terato, Takaki Waritani, Richio Fukai, Hiroshi Shionoya, Hiroshi Itoh, Kou Katayama
Commensal bacteria and their pathogenic components in the gastrointestinal tract and oral cavity may play pathological roles in autoimmune diseases. To study the possible involvement of bacterial pathogens in autoimmune diseases, IgG and IgA antibodies against pathogenic components produced by three strains of commensal bacteria, Escherichia coli-lipopolysaccharide (E. coli-LPS), Porphyromonas gingivalis-LPS (Pg-LPS) and peptidoglycan polysaccharide (PG-PS) from Streptococcus pyogenes, were determined by an improved ELISA system for sera from two groups of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), who met rapid radiographic progression (RRP) criteria and non-RRP, and compared to normal (NL) controls...
2018: PloS One
Leen Moens, Philippe Hermand, Tine Wellens, Greet Wuyts, Rita Derua, Etienne Waelkens, Carine Ysebaert, Fabrice Godfroid, Xavier Bossuyt
Serotype-independent protein-based pneumococcal vaccines represent attractive alternatives to capsular polysaccharide-based vaccines. The aim of this study was to identify novel immunogenic proteins from Streptococcus pneumoniae that may be used in protein-based pneumococcal vaccine. An immunoproteomics approach and a humanized severe combined immunodeficient mouse model were used to identify S. pneumoniae proteins that are immunogenic for the human immune system. Among the several proteins identified, SP1683 was selected, recombinantly produced, and infection and colonization murine models were used to evaluate the capacity of SP1683 to elicit protective responses, in comparison to known pneumococcal immunogenic proteins (PhtD and detoxified pneumolysin, dPly)...
February 5, 2018: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
Sairong Fan, Guoqing Yu, Wenjian Nie, Jing Jin, Lvao Chen, Xiaoming Chen
This study was designed to investigate the antitumor effects of Sargassum fusiforme polysaccharides (SFPS) on nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) and the underlying mechanism of its effect on splenic lymphocytes. As a result, SFPS significantly inhibited the growth of nasopharyngeal carcinoma CNE in vivo, and remarkably increased the serum cytokines and IgM levels in CNE-bearing mice. Meanwhile, SFPS stimulated the peritoneal macrophages to secrete the cytokines, exerted a stimulatory effect on splenic lymphocytes proliferation, and increased the expression of IgM from splenic lymphocytes...
January 29, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
Monica Fabbrini, Fabio Rigat, Giovanna Tuscano, Emiliano Chiarot, Gilbert Donders, Roland Devlieger, Sara Filippini, Elisabetta Frigimelica, Pietro Forte, Frederick Wittke, Scott A Halperin, Karen Slobod, Guido Grandi, Immaculada Margarit
OBJECTIVES: The main aim of this exploratory study was to evaluate functional activity of antibodies elicited by a maternal Group B Streptococcus (GBS) investigational vaccine composed of capsular polysaccharides Ia, Ib, and III conjugated to genetically detoxified Diphtheria toxin CRM197. The second objective was to investigate the relationship between serotype-specific IgG concentrations and functional activity in maternal and cord sera. METHODS: Maternal and cord sera collected at baseline and at delivery from vaccine and placebo recipients during a double-blind placebo-controlled Phase II study (www...
January 29, 2018: Journal of Infection
Pei Li, Qing Liu, Hongyan Luo, Kang Liang, Yue Han, Kenneth L Roland, Roy Curtiss, Qingke Kong
Salmonella Typhi is the causative agent of typhoid fever in humans, responsible for approximately 21 million infections and 222,000 deaths globally each year. The current licensed vaccines provide moderate protection to recipients aged >2 years. Prior work on typhoid vaccines has focused on injectable Vi capsular polysaccharide or Vi-protein conjugates and live, oral attenuated S. Typhi vaccines to induce humoral anti-Vi antibodies, while the value and importance of anti-O9 antibodies is less well established...
2018: NPJ Vaccines
Bruce L Granger
Yeast wall protein 1 (Ywp1) is an abundant glycoprotein of the cell wall of the yeast form of Candida albicans, the most prevalent fungal pathogen of humans. Antibodies that bind to the polypeptide backbone of isolated Ywp1 show little binding to intact yeast cells, presumably because the Ywp1 epitopes are masked by the polysaccharides of the mannoproteins that form the outer layer of the cell wall. Rare cells do exhibit much greater anti-Ywp1 binding, however, and one of these was isolated and characterized...
2018: PloS One
M Arcuri, R Di Benedetto, A F Cunningham, A Saul, C A MacLennan, F Micoli
In recent years there have been major efforts to develop glycoconjugate vaccines based on the Vi polysaccharide that will protect against Salmonella enterica Typhi infections, particularly typhoid fever, which remains a major public health concern in low-income countries. The design of glycoconjugate vaccines influences the immune responses they elicit. Here we systematically test the response in mice to Vi glycoconjugates that differ in Vi chain length (full-length and fragmented), carrier protein, conjugation chemistry, saccharide to protein ratio and size...
2017: PloS One
Yongxia Guo, Qiang Zhang, Zonghui Zuo, Jun Chu, Hongzhi Xiao, M Tariq Javed, Cheng He
Protocatechuic acid (PCA) is an antiviral agent against Avian Influenza virus (AIV) and Infectious Bursal Disease (IBD) virus, but its antiviral mechanism is unknown. In this study, we evaluated the humoral and cellular responses to PCA in specific pathogen-free (SPF) chickens. One hundred forty 35-day-old SPF chickens were randomly divided into 7 groups. The birds were inoculated with the commercial, attenuated Newcastle Disease Virus (NDV) vaccine and then received orally with 10, 20 or 40 mg/kg body weight of PCA for 30 days...
January 2018: Microbial Pathogenesis
Keiichi Motoyama, Yuki Tanida, Aiko Sakai, Taishi Higashi, Shinichiro Kaneko, Hidetoshi Arima
In this study, in order to investigate the potential of the novel polysaccharide sacran from Aphanothece Sacrum for development of atopic dermatitis (AD), we evaluated the potential of pretreatment with topical sacran to prevent the development of hapten (dinitrofluorobenzene: DNFB)-induced AD-like disease in mice. In the AD model mice, sacran markedly ameliorated AD symptoms such as scratching behavior and edema in ear. In addition, sacran significantly increased water content of the stratum corneum which regulates the skin barrier function...
March 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
Yuichiro Kurone, Ken-Ichi Ishibashi, Daisuke Yamanaka, Noriko N Miura, Yoshiyuki Adachi, Naohito Ohno
Aspergillus is a medically important fungal genus that causes a life-threatening infection known as aspergillosis in immunocompromised patients. β-1,3-Glucan is detected in the plasma of patients with aspergillosis and appears to be useful for the diagnosis of aspergillosis. In this study, we cultured Aspergillus spp. in a chemically defined liquid medium and prepared an Aspergillus water-soluble fraction (ASWS) from the culture supernatants. ASWS was found to be primarily composed of polysaccharides and proteins...
2017: Medical Mycology Journal
Ingrid L Scully, Viliam Pavliak, Yekaterina Timofeyeva, Yongdong Liu, Christine Singer, Annaliesa S Anderson
Staphylococcus aureus produces an antiphagocytic polysaccharide capsule to evade neutrophil-mediated killing. Many vaccines against encapsulated bacterial pathogens require generation of functional anti-capsular antibodies to mediate protection against infection and disease. Here it is shown that the generation of such antibody responses to S. aureus in vivo and in vitro requires the presence of O-acetyl modifications on the capsular polysaccharides. O-acetylation of S. aureus capsular polysaccharide therefore should be monitored carefully during vaccine development and production...
January 2, 2018: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
Lucian Visan, Nicolas Rouleau, Emilie Proust, Loïc Peyrot, Arnaud Donadieu, Martina Ochs
Currently marketed Streptococcus pneumoniae (Spn) vaccines, which contain polysaccharide capsular antigens from the most common Spn serotypes, have substantially reduced pneumococcal disease rates but have limited coverage. A trivalent pneumococcal protein vaccine containing pneumococcal choline-binding protein A (PcpA), pneumococcal histidine triad protein D (PhtD), and detoxified pneumolysin is being developed to provide broader, cross-serotype protection. Antibodies against detoxified pneumolysin protect against bacterial pneumonia by neutralizing Spn-produced pneumolysin, but how anti-PhtD and anti-PcpA antibodies protect against Spn has not been established...
November 14, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
Michael H Matho, Andrew Schlossman, Iuliia M Gilchuk, Greg Miller, Zbigniew Mikulski, Matthias Hupfer, Jing Wang, Aruna Bitra, Xianghzi Meng, Yan Xiang, Tom Kaever, Tzanko Doukov, Klaus Ley, Shane Crotty, Bjoern Peters, Linda C Hsieh-Wilson, James E Crowe, Dirk M Zajonc
Vaccinia virus (VACV) envelope protein D8 is one of three glycosaminoglycan adhesion molecules and binds to the linear polysaccharide chondroitin sulfate (CS). D8 is also a target for neutralizing antibody responses that are elicited by the smallpox vaccine, which has enabled the first eradication of a human viral pathogen and is a useful model for studying antibody responses. However, to date, VACV epitopes targeted by human antibodies have not been characterized at atomic resolution. Here, we characterized the binding properties of several human anti-D8 antibodies and determined the crystal structures of three VACV-MAb variants, VACV-66, VACV-138, and VACV-304, separately bound to D8...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
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