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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454333/a-polysaccharide-component-from-strongylocentrotus-nudus-eggs-inhibited-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-mice-by-activating-t-lymphocytes
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Min Zhang, Yang Liu, Jingwen Li, Mengyun Ke, Jie Yu, Jie Dou, Hui Wang, Changlin Zhou
A component purified from Strongylocentrotus nudus eggs on a diethylaminoethyl cellulose-52 chromatography column and eluted using a NaCl solution gradient (SEP-S), is a homogeneous polysaccharide of α-D-glucan with a reduced molecular weight of 9.33×10(5) Da, compared with that of S. nudus egg polysaccharide (SEP). In an in vivo antitumor assay of histocompatibility-22 hepatocellular carcinoma in tumor-bearing mice, the inhibitory rates at SEP-S doses of 5, 10 and 20 mg/kg/day were 38.8, 50.7 and 70.3%, respectively...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454283/targeting-of-growth-factors-in-the-treatment-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-the-potentials-of-polysaccharides
#2
Xuan Wang, Jieyu Ding, Yuanyuan Feng, Lingling Weng, Guangqiang Zhao, Jianfeng Xiang, Minguang Zhang, Dongwei Xing
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has become a leading cause of cancer-associated mortality worldwide and is thus of great concern. Although various chemotherapeutic drugs are currently used for the treatment of HCC, severe side effects associated with these treatments have prompted interest in novel therapies, including the use of certain biological macromolecules such as polysaccharides. Several studies have shown that polysaccharides have anticancer and antiproliferative effects on HCC. Vascular endothelial growth factor, transforming growth factor β, epidermal growth factor and fibroblast growth factor may be effective targets for polysaccharides and may modulate tumor growth and immunity through increasing the expression levels of cytokines...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448118/diamide-inhibitors-of-the-bacillus-subtilis-n-acetylglucosaminidase-lytg-that-exhibit-anti-bacterial-activity
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Saman Nayyab, Mary O'Connor, Jennifer Brewster, James Gravier, Mitchell Jamieson, Ethan Magno, Ryan Miller, Drew Phelan, Keyana Roohani, Paul G Williard, Amit Basu, Christopher W Reid
N-acetylglucosaminidases (GlcNAcases) play an important role in the remodeling and recycling of bacterial peptidoglycan by degrading the polysaccharide backbone. Genetic deletions of autolysins can impair cell division and growth, suggesting an opportunity for using small molecule autolysin inhibitors as both tools for studying the chemical biology of autolysins and also serving as anti-bacterial agents. We report here the synthesis and evaluation of a panel of diamides that inhibit the growth of Bacillus subtilis...
April 27, 2017: ACS Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440190/characterization-of-a-novel-polysaccharide-iron-iii-complex-and-its-anti-anemia-and-nonspecific-immune-regulating-activities
#4
Yun Zhang, Fanyi Ma, Jinhua Zhu, Zuliang Du, Yingyong Zhao, Xiuhua Liu
Dioscorea opposita Thunb. is the famous food and traditional medicine in China and it was rich in polysaccharides. Polysaccharides of D. Opposita Thunb. possess immunoregulatory activity, free radical scavenging activity and anti-diabetic activity. A novel polysaccharide-iron(III) complex (CYPIC) was synthesized by using crude polysaccharide extracted from Dioscorea opposita Thunb. The component, structure, morphology and molecular weights of CYPIC were analysed, and the anti-anemia, acute toxicity and nonspecific immune regulating activities of CYPIC were assayed...
April 24, 2017: Mini Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435909/self-assembled-particulate-psaa-as-vaccine-against-streptococcus-pneumoniae-infection
#5
Majela González-Miro, Laura Rodríguez-Noda, Mildrey Fariñas-Medina, Dagmar García-Rivera, Vicente Vérez-Bencomo, Bernd H A Rehm
Streptococcus pneumoniae is a human pathogen responsible for the majority of childhood pneumonia and media otitis cases worldwide. The diversity of its capsular polysaccharides (CPS) results in more than 91 serotypes of which at least 23 are virulent. Various CPS conjugated to immunogenic carrier proteins are currently licensed and provide protection against the infection caused by the respective serotypes but not against new and emerging virulent serotypes. In this study, we considered the conserved protein antigen PsaA, the pneumococcal surface adhesin A, in order to overcome the limitations of CPS antigens...
April 2017: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425925/evaluation-of-the-immunomodulatory-properties-of-streptococcus-suis-and-group-b-streptococcus-capsular-polysaccharides-on-the-humoral-response
#6
Cynthia Calzas, Morgan Taillardet, Insaf Salem Fourati, David Roy, Marcelo Gottschalk, Hugo Soudeyns, Thierry Defrance, Mariela Segura
Streptococcus suis and group B Streptococcus (GBS) are encapsulated streptococci causing septicemia and meningitis. Antibodies (Abs) against capsular polysaccharides (CPSs) have a crucial protective role, but the structure/composition of the CPS, including the presence of sialic acid, may interfere with the generation of anti-CPS Ab responses. We investigated the features of the CPS-specific Ab response directed against S. suis serotypes 2 and 14 and GBS serotypes III and V after infection or immunization with purified native or desialylated CPSs in mice...
April 20, 2017: Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425855/tumor-targeting-peptides-ligands-for-molecular-imaging-and-therapy
#7
Ning Zhao, Yeshan Qin, Hongguang Liu, Z Cheng
The aberrant proliferation of tumor cells and abundant vasculature in tumor tissues are closely correlated with receptors that are specifically dysregulated in tumor cells. These tumor-associated targets are critical in early diagnosis and therapy selection. Ligands such as antibodies, proteins, polypeptides and polysaccharides that specifically bind to these targets can significantly improve the detection and cure rate when used as tumor imaging probes or anti-tumor agents. Compared to other targeting ligands, peptides have attracted increasingly more attention in tumor diagnostics and therapeutics because of their small sizes, high affinity, stability, ease of modification and low immunogenicity...
April 19, 2017: Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423910/conformational-preference-of-serogroup-b-salmonella-o-polysaccharide-in-presence-and-absence-of-the-monoclonal-antibody-se155-4
#8
Mingjun Yang, Raphael Simon, Alexander D MacKerell
Salmonella infection is a major public health problem worldwide. Antibodies directed toward the O polysaccharide (OPS) of S. Typhimurium, a serogroup B nontyphoidal Salmonella serovar, have protected against fatal infection in animal models. The OPS is known to undergo O-acetylation, though the impact of these modifications on antibody binding is poorly understood. Using molecular simulations, we assessed the conformational properties and antigen-antibody interactions of deacetylated and O-acetylated S. Typhimurium OPS when bound by monoclonal anti-OPS IgG Se155-4...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420056/treatment-with-belimumab-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-does-not-impair-antibody-response-to-13-valent-pneumococcal-conjugate-vaccine
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J Nagel, T Saxne, P Geborek, A A Bengtsson, S Jacobsen, C Svaerke Joergensen, J-Å Nilsson, L Skattum, A Jönsen, M C Kapetanovic
Background/purpose The objective of this study was to explore the impact of systemic lupus erythematosus and belimumab given in addition to standard of care therapy on 13-valent conjugated pneumococcal vaccine (PCV13) response. Methods Forty-seven systemic lupus erythematosus patients and 21 healthy controls were immunized with a single dose of 13-valent conjugated pneumococcal vaccine. Forty systemic lupus erythematosus patients were treated with traditional disease-modifying anti rheumatic drugs, 11 of those received belimumab in addition, and 32 patients were treated with concomitant prednisolone...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419963/acute-toxicity-and-anti-fatigue-activity-of-polysaccharide-rich-extract-from-corn-silk
#10
He-Peng Zhao, Yang Zhang, Zhuo Liu, Jiang-Yue Chen, Song-Yan Zhang, Xiu-Dong Yang, Hong-Li Zhou
The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and potential of PCS as the anti-fatigue functional food. PCS was prepared by water extracting-alcohol precipitating method, and its chemical compositions of monosaccharide were analyzed. Then, acute toxicity and anti-fatigue activity of PCS were evaluated. PCS is composed of Rha, Arab, Xyl, Man, Glu, and Gal, its molar ratio is 0.17: 0.30: 0.26: 0.35: 1.00: 0.57. No mortality and general symptoms of toxicity were observed in the PCS treated mice (7.5, 15, and 20g/kg body weight), the body weight and food consumption were not significantly changed compared with the normal control group...
April 15, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413958/anti-fatigue-effects-of-active-ingredients-from-traditional-chinese-medicine-a-review
#11
Si-Si Zhou, Jian-Guo Jiang
Fatigue, a phenomenon which is believed to be caused by body exercise, can lead to the failure of predetermined exercise intensity maintenance and sport ability declination. The usage of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in the treatment of fatigue has long been practiced in clinical and showed significant effects. This article covers related literatures in recent years and sorts the effective ingredients from TCM for treating fatigue into a few categories including alkaloids, saponins, polysaccharides, polyphenols, polypeptide, terpene, proteins and other active ingredients...
April 14, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412074/reversible-synthesis-of-colanic-acid-and-o-antigen-polysaccharides-in-salmonella-typhimurium-enhances-induction-of-cross-immune-responses-and-provides-protection-against-heterologous-salmonella-challenge
#12
Pei Li, Qing Liu, Chun Huang, Xinxin Zhao, Kenneth L Roland, Qingke Kong
Colanic Acid (CA) and lipopolysaccharide (LPS) are two major mannose-containing extracellular polysaccharides of Salmonella. Their presence on the bacterial surface can mask conserved protective outer membrane proteins (OMPs) from the host immune system. The mannose moiety in these molecules is derived from GDP-mannose, which is synthesized in several steps. The first two steps require the action of phosphomannose isomerase, encoded by pmi (manA), followed by phosphomannomutase, encoded by manB. There are two copies of manB present in the Salmonella chromosome, one located in the cps gene cluster (cpsG) responsible for CA synthesis, and the other in the rfb gene cluster (rfbK) involved in LPS O-antigen synthesis...
April 12, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408122/quality-immunogenicity-and-stability-of-meningococcal-serogroup-acwy-crm197-dt-and-tt-glycoconjugate-vaccines
#13
Nicola J Beresford, Angela Martino, Ian M Feavers, Michael J Corbel, Xilian Bai, Ray Borrow, Barbara Bolgiano
A physicochemical and immunological study of the stability of three different meningococcal (Men) ACWY conjugate vaccines was performed to evaluate any patterns of serogroup oligo- or polysaccharide-specific or carrier protein-specific stability that would affect immunogenicity. Critical quality and stability-indicating characteristics were measured, with the study supporting the suitability of both HPLC-SEC and HPAEC-PAD methods to detect changes following inappropriate vaccine storage. All three final products, ACWY-CRM197, -DT and -TT conjugate vaccines had expected quality indicator values and similar immunogenicity in a mouse model (anti-PS IgG and rSBA) when stored at +2-8°C...
April 10, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394931/a-flavone-polysaccharide-based-prescription-attenuates-the-mitochondrial-dysfunction-induced-by-duck-hepatitis-a-virus-type-1
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Hongxu Du, Jingjing Yang, Jingying Bai, Ke Ming, Jintong Shi, Fangke Yao, Wei Zhang, Yang Yu, Yun Chen, Wen Xiong, Yi Wu, Deyun Wang, Yuanliang Hu, Jiaguo Liu
The principal target organ of duck hepatitis A virus type 1 (DHAV-1) is duckling liver, which is an energy-intensive organ and plays important roles in body's energy metabolism and conversion. As the "power house" of the hepatocytes, mitochondria provide more than 90% of the energy. However, mitochondria are much vulnerable to the oxidative stress for their rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids. Although previous researches have demonstrated that DHAV-1 could induce the oxidative stress in the serum of the infected ducklings, no related study on the mitochondria during the pathological process of DVH has been reported by far...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392782/anti-biofilm-activity-of-a-self-aggregating-peptide-against-streptococcus-mutans
#15
Juliana M Ansari, Nabil M Abraham, Jenna Massaro, Kelsey Murphy, Jillian Smith-Carpenter, Erol Fikrig
Streptococcus mutans is the primary agent of dental cavities, in large part due to its ability to adhere to teeth and create a molecular scaffold of glucan polysaccharides on the tooth surface. Disrupting the architecture of S. mutans biofilms could help undermine the establishment of biofilm communities that cause cavities and tooth decay. Here we present a synthetic peptide P1, derived from a tick antifreeze protein, which significantly reduces S. mutans biofilm formation. Incubating cells with this peptide decreased biofilm biomass by approximately 75% in both a crystal violet microplate assay and an in vitro tooth model using saliva-coated hydroxyapatite discs...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392390/anti-obesity-effect-and-protection-of-liver-kidney-functions-by-codium-fragile-sulphated-polysaccharide-on-high-fat-diet-induced-obese-rats
#16
Rihab Ben Abdallah Kolsi, Neila Jardak, Faten Hajkacem, Rim Chaaben, Imed Jribi, Abdelfattah El Feki, Tarak Rebai, Kamel Jamoussi, Lotfi Fki, Hafedh Belghith, Karima Belghith
The present study investigates the hypolipidemic effects of sulphated polysaccharide obtained from Codium fragile (CFSP) in induced obese rats (HFD). The results showed an increase in body weight of HFD rats by 21.56% as compared to control normal rats. Moreover, serum lipase activity underwent an increase which led to an increase in the levels of total cholesterol (T-Ch), triglycerides (TG) and low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-Ch) in serum associeted with a decrease in the level of high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-Ch) in untreated HFD rats...
April 6, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392142/memory-b-cell-response-to-a-pcv-13-booster-in-3-5year-old-children-primed-with-either-pcv-7-or-pcv-13
#17
Johannes Trück, Amber Thompson, Begonia Morales-Aza, Elizabeth A Clutterbuck, Merryn Voysey, Ed Clarke, Matthew D Snape, Dominic F Kelly, Adam Finn, Andrew J Pollard
Pneumococcal protein-polysaccharide conjugate vaccines provide direct protection against Streptococcus pneumoniae through the induction of persistent anti-polysaccharide antibodies, and by priming for a rapid secondary antibody response. Memory B cells (BMEM) generated during an initial immune response are responsible for both the more rapid and quantitatively greater secondary antibody response and are also thought to contribute to the ongoing production of plasma cells providing long-term antibody persistence...
May 9, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388624/development-of-a-glycoconjugate-vaccine-to-prevent-invasive-salmonella-typhimurium-infections-in-sub-saharan-africa
#18
Scott M Baliban, Mingjun Yang, Girish Ramachandran, Brittany Curtis, Surekha Shridhar, Rachel S Laufer, Jin Y Wang, John Van Druff, Ellen E Higginson, Nicolas Hegerle, Kristen M Varney, James E Galen, Sharon M Tennant, Andrew Lees, Alexander D MacKerell, Myron M Levine, Raphael Simon
Invasive infections associated with non-typhoidal Salmonella (NTS) serovars Enteritidis (SE), Typhimurium (STm) and monophasic variant 1,4,[5],12:i:- are a major health problem in infants and young children in sub-Saharan Africa, and currently, there are no approved human NTS vaccines. NTS O-polysaccharides and flagellin proteins are protective antigens in animal models of invasive NTS infection. Conjugates of SE core and O-polysaccharide (COPS) chemically linked to SE flagellin have enhanced the anti-COPS immune response and protected mice against fatal challenge with a Malian SE blood isolate...
April 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386600/novel-solutions-for-vaccines-and-diagnostics-to-combat-brucellosis
#19
Satadru Sekhar Mandal, Lucy Duncombe, N Vijaya Ganesh, Susmita Sarkar, Laurence Howells, Philip J Hogarth, David R Bundle, John McGiven
Brucellosis is diagnosed by detection of antibodies in the blood of animals and humans that are specific for two carbohydrate antigens, termed A and M, which are present concurrently in a single cell wall O-polysaccharide. Animal brucellosis vaccines contain these antigenic determinants, and consequently infected and vaccinated animals cannot be differentiated as both groups produce A and M specific antibodies. We hypothesized that chemical synthesis of a pure A vaccine would offer unique identification of infected animals by a synthetic M diagnostic antigen that would not react with antibodies generated by this vaccine...
March 22, 2017: ACS Central Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385219/production-of-heparin-and-%C3%AE-carrageenan-anti-heparanase-derivatives-using-a-combination-of-physicochemical-depolymerization-and-glycol-splitting
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Nicolas Poupard, Hugo Groult, Justine Bodin, Nicolas Bridiau, Stéphanie Bordenave-Juchereau, Frédéric Sannier, Jean-Marie Piot, Ingrid Fruitier-Arnaudin, Thierry Maugard
Strongly associated with tumor angiogenesis and metastasis, the enzyme heparanase is an endo-β-d-glucuronidase which is overexpressed in the tumor microenvironment. Its inhibition could be one of the most promising anti-angiogenic approaches to date. Although heparin is known as a good heparanase inhibitor, it also possesses major anticoagulant properties that may be incompatible with its use as an anti-angiogenic agent, hence the considerable interest for other sources of sulfated polysaccharides. Recent investigations point to λ-carrageenans, highly sulfated galactans with a tremendous potential that are found in red algae...
June 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
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