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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166592/hiv-envelope-glycoform-heterogeneity-and-localized-diversity-govern-the-initiation-and-maturation-of-a-v2-apex-broadly-neutralizing-antibody-lineage
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Elise Landais, Ben Murrell, Bryan Briney, Sasha Murrell, Kimmo Rantalainen, Zachary T Berndsen, Alejandra Ramos, Lalinda Wickramasinghe, Melissa Laird Smith, Kemal Eren, Natalia de Val, Mengyu Wu, Audrey Cappelletti, Jeffrey Umotoy, Yolanda Lie, Terri Wrin, Paul Algate, Po-Ying Chan-Hui, Etienne Karita, Andrew B Ward, Ian A Wilson, Dennis R Burton, Davey Smith, Sergei L Kosakovsky Pond, Pascal Poignard
Understanding how broadly neutralizing antibodies (bnAbs) to HIV envelope (Env) develop during natural infection can help guide the rational design of an HIV vaccine. Here, we described a bnAb lineage targeting the Env V2 apex and the Ab-Env co-evolution that led to development of neutralization breadth. The lineage Abs bore an anionic heavy chain complementarity-determining region 3 (CDRH3) of 25 amino acids, among the shortest known for this class of Abs, and achieved breadth with only 10% nucleotide somatic hypermutation and no insertions or deletions...
November 21, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166578/glycans-function-as-anchors-for-antibodies-and-help-drive-hiv-broadly-neutralizing-antibody-development
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Raiees Andrabi, Ching-Yao Su, Chi-Hui Liang, Sachin S Shivatare, Bryan Briney, James E Voss, Salar Khan Nawazi, Chung-Yi Wu, Chi-Huey Wong, Dennis R Burton
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 21, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165625/evidence-of-chikungunya-virus-circulation-in-the-terai-region-of-nepal-in-2014-and-2015
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Kishor Pandey, Basu Dev Pandey, Ram Rekha Chaurasiya, Mahesh Thakur, Biswas Neupane, Yogendra Shah, Mya Myat Ngwe Tun, Kouichi Morita
Background: Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) infection is an emerging viral disease in Nepal, with the reported by our laboratories in 2013. Because of the similarity in signs and symptoms to dengue virus (DENV) and misdiagnosis, the under-reporting of CHIKV infection in DENV-endemic areas of Nepal is very common. The aim of the present study is to identify CHIKV infection among patients with febrile illness during the 2014-2015 outbreaks. Methods: A total of 219 serum samples were tested for CHIKV and DENV by using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISAs) to detect immunoglobulin M (IgM) and IgG antibodies, with confirmation by a 50% focal reduction neutralization test (FRNT50)...
November 20, 2017: Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164067/tick-borne-transmission-of-murine-gammaherpesvirus-68
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Valeria Hajnická, Marcela Kúdelová, Iveta Štibrániová, Mirko Slovák, Pavlína Bartíková, Zuzana Halásová, Peter Pančík, Petra Belvončíková, Michaela Vrbová, Viera Holíková, Rosemary S Hails, Patricia A Nuttall
Herpesviruses are a large group of DNA viruses infecting mainly vertebrates. Murine gammaherpesvirus 68 (MHV68) is often used as a model in studies of the pathogenesis of clinically important human gammaherpesviruses such as Epstein-Barr virus and Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus. This rodent virus appears to be geographically widespread; however, its natural transmission cycle is unknown. Following detection of MHV68 in field-collected ticks, including isolation of the virus from tick salivary glands and ovaries, we investigated whether MHV68 is a tick-borne virus...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163543/interleukin-6-present-in-inflammatory-ascites-from-advanced-epithelial-ovarian-cancer-patients-promotes-tumor-necrosis-factor-receptor-2-expressing-regulatory-t-cells
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Nirmala Chandralega Kampan, Mutsa Tatenda Madondo, Orla M McNally, Andrew N Stephens, Michael A Quinn, Magdalena Plebanski
Background: Epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) remains a highly lethal gynecological malignancy. Ascites, an accumulation of peritoneal fluid present in one-third of patients at presentation, is linked to poor prognosis. High levels of regulatory T cells (Tregs) in ascites are correlated with tumor progression and reduced survival. Malignant ascites harbors high levels of Tregs expressing the tumor necrosis factor receptor 2 (TNFR2), as well as pro-inflammatory factors such as interleukin 6 (IL-6) and tumor necrosis factor (TNF)...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163465/b-cell-activating-factor-and-the-b-cell-compartment-in-hiv-siv-infection
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Gwenoline Borhis, Maria Trovato, Nada Chaoul, Hany M Ibrahim, Yolande Richard
With the goal to design effective HIV vaccines, intensive studies focused on broadly neutralizing antibodies, which arise in a fraction of HIV-infected people. Apart from identifying new vulnerability sites in the viral envelope proteins, these studies have shown that a fraction of these antibodies are produced by self/poly-reactive B-cells. These findings prompted us to revisit the B-cell differentiation and selection process during HIV/SIV infection and to consider B-cells as active players possibly shaping the helper T-cell program within germinal centers (GCs)...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163448/real-time-qpcr-as-a-method-for-detection-of-antibody-neutralized-phage-particles
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Anna Kłopot, Adriana Zakrzewska, Dorota Lecion, Joanna M Majewska, Marek A Harhala, Karolina Lahutta, Zuzanna Kaźmierczak, Łukasz Łaczmański, Marlena Kłak, Krystyna Dąbrowska
The most common method for phage quantitation is the plaque assay, which relies on phage ability to infect bacteria. However, non-infective phage particles may preserve other biological properties; specifically, they may enter interactions with the immune system of animals and humans. Here, we demonstrate real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) detection of bacteriophages as an alternative to the plaque assay. The closely related staphylococcal bacteriophages A3R and 676Z and the coliphage T4 were used as model phages...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163442/the-rationale-for-a-preventative-hcv-virus-like-particle-vlp-vaccine
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REVIEW
Joseph Torresi
HCV represents a global health problem with ~200 million individuals currently infected, worldwide. With the high cost of antiviral therapies, the global burden of chronic hepatitis C infection (CHCV) infection will be substantially reduced by the development of an effective vaccine for HCV. The field of HCV vaccines is generally divided into proponents of strategies to induce neutralizing antibodies (NAb) and those who propose to elicit cell mediated immunity (CMI). However, for a hepatitis C virus (HCV) vaccine to be effective in preventing infection, it must be capable of generating cross-reactive CD4+, CD8+ T cell, and NAb responses that will cover the major viral genotypes...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163407/a-therapeutic-antiviral-antibody-inhibits-the-anterograde-directed-neuron-to-cell-spread-of-herpes-simplex-virus-and-protects-against-ocular-disease
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Dirk Bauer, Mira Alt, Miriam Dirks, Anna Buch, Christiane S Heilingloh, Ulf Dittmer, Bernd Giebel, André Görgens, Vivien Palapys, Maren Kasper, Anna M Eis-Hübinger, Beate Sodeik, Arnd Heiligenhaus, Michael Roggendorf, Adalbert Krawczyk
Herpes simplex virus (HSV) is a leading cause of blindness and viral encephalitis in the developed world. Upon reactivation from sensory neurons, HSV returns via axonal transport to peripheral tissues where it causes, e.g., severe, potentially blinding ocular diseases. In the present study we investigated whether the HSV-1/2 glycoprotein B-specific antibody mAb 2c or its humanized counterpart mAb hu2c can protect from ocular disease in a mouse model of HSV-1-induced acute retinal necrosis (ARN). In this model the viral spread from the initially infected to the contralateral eye resembles the routes taken in humans upon HSV reactivation...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163036/amino-terminal-%C3%AE-amyloid-antibody-blocks-%C3%AE-amyloid-mediated-inhibition-of-the-high-affinity-choline-transporter-cht
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Leah K Cuddy, Claudia Seah, Stephen H Pasternak, R Jane Rylett
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a common age-related neurodegenerative disorder that is characterized by progressive cognitive decline. The deficits in cognition and attentional processing that are observed clinically in AD are linked to impaired function of cholinergic neurons that release the neurotransmitter acetylcholine (ACh). The high-affinity choline transporter (CHT) is present at the presynaptic cholinergic nerve terminal and is responsible for the reuptake of choline produced by hydrolysis of ACh following its release...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163027/mechanisms-of-osteoarthritic-pain-studies-in-humans-and-experimental-models
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REVIEW
Annett Eitner, Gunther O Hofmann, Hans-Georg Schaible
Pain due to osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most frequent causes of chronic pain. However, the mechanisms of OA pain are poorly understood. This review addresses the mechanisms which are thought to be involved in OA pain, derived from studies on pain mechanisms in humans and in experimental models of OA. Three areas will be considered, namely local processes in the joint associated with OA pain, neuronal mechanisms involved in OA pain, and general factors which influence OA pain. Except the cartilage all structures of the joints are innervated by nociceptors...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162828/selenoprotein-p-neutralizing-antibodies-improve-insulin-secretion-and-glucose-sensitivity-in-type-2-diabetes-mouse-models
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Yuichiro Mita, Kaho Nakayama, Shogo Inari, Yukina Nishito, Yuya Yoshioka, Naoko Sakai, Kanade Sotani, Takahiro Nagamura, Yuki Kuzuhara, Kumi Inagaki, Miki Iwasaki, Hirofumi Misu, Masaya Ikegawa, Toshinari Takamura, Noriko Noguchi, Yoshiro Saito
Selenoprotein P (SeP) functions as a selenium (Se)-supply protein. SeP is identified as a hepatokine, promoting insulin resistance in type 2 diabetes. Thus, the suppression of Se-supply activity of SeP might improve glucose metabolism. Here, we develop an anti-human SeP monoclonal antibody AE2 as with neutralizing activity against SeP. Administration of AE2 to mice significantly improves glucose intolerance and insulin resistance that are induced by human SeP administration. Furthermore, excess SeP administration significantly decreases pancreas insulin levels and high glucose-induced insulin secretion, which are improved by AE2 administration...
November 21, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162799/structure-based-design-of-native-like-hiv-1-envelope-trimers-to-silence-non-neutralizing-epitopes-and-eliminate-cd4-binding
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Daniel W Kulp, Jon M Steichen, Matthias Pauthner, Xiaozhen Hu, Torben Schiffner, Alessia Liguori, Christopher A Cottrell, Colin Havenar-Daughton, Gabriel Ozorowski, Erik Georgeson, Oleksandr Kalyuzhniy, Jordan R Willis, Michael Kubitz, Yumiko Adachi, Samantha M Reiss, Mia Shin, Natalia de Val, Andrew B Ward, Shane Crotty, Dennis R Burton, William R Schief
Elicitation of broadly neutralizing antibodies (bnAbs) is a primary HIV vaccine goal. Native-like trimers mimicking virion-associated spikes present nearly all bnAb epitopes and are therefore promising vaccine antigens. However, first generation native-like trimers expose epitopes for non-neutralizing antibodies (non-nAbs), which may hinder bnAb induction. We here employ computational and structure-guided design to develop improved native-like trimers that reduce exposure of non-nAb epitopes in the V3-loop and trimer base, minimize both CD4 reactivity and CD4-induced non-nAb epitope exposure, and increase thermal stability while maintaining bnAb antigenicity...
November 21, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162778/ryanodine-receptor-type-2-plays-a-role-in-the-development-of-cardiac-fibrosis-under-mechanical-stretch-through-tgf%C3%AE-1
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Zhiwen Ding, Jie Yuan, Yanyan Liang, Jian Wu, Hui Gong, Yong Ye, Guoliang Jiang, Peipei Yin, Yang Li, Guoping Zhang, Chunjie Yang, Junjie Guo, Zhidan Chen, Xingxu Wang, Liqing Weng, Yunzeng Zou
Ryanodine receptor type 2 (RyR-2), the main Ca(2+) release channel from sarcoplasmic reticulum in cardiomyocytes, plays a vital role in the regulation ofmyocardial contractile function and cardiac hypertrophy. However, the role of RyR-2 in cardiac fibrosis during the development of cardiac hypertrophy remains unclear.In this study, we examined whether RyR-2 regulates TGFβ1, which is secreted from cardiomyocytes and exerts on cardiac fibrosis using cultured cardiomyocytes and cardiac fibroblasts of neonatal rats...
November 22, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162483/altered-expression-of-cxcr1-il-8r-in-macrophages-utilizing-cell-surface-tnfr1-and-il-1-receptor-during-staphylococcus-aureus-infection
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Biswadev Bishayi, Rana Adhikary, Sahin Sultana, Rajen Dey, Ajeya Nandi
Currently, very few studies are available on the expression of CXCR1 in mouse macrophages having both intact TNFR1 and IL-1R or their deficiency in relation to acute S. aureus infection. Peritoneal macrophages from mice neutralized singly for TNFR1or IL-1R, or for both TNFR1 and IL-1R were infected with S. aureus in vitro and their ability to secrete cytokines and reactive oxygen species (ROS) were determined. It was observed that the release TNF-α and IL-1β in response to S. aureus infection was decreased in macrophages when both TNFR1 and IL-1R were neutralized...
November 18, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162391/impact-of-hiv-1-envelope-conformation-on-adcc-responses
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REVIEW
Jonathan Richard, Jérémie Prévost, Nirmin Alsahafi, Shilei Ding, Andrés Finzi
HIV-1 envelope glycoproteins (Env) represent the only virus-specific antigen exposed at the surface of infected cells. In its unliganded form, Env from primary viruses samples a 'closed' conformation (State 1), which is preferentially recognized by broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs). CD4 engagement drives Env into an intermediate 'partially open' (State 2) and then into the 'open' CD4-bound conformation (State 3). Emerging evidence suggests a link between Env conformation and Ab-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC)...
November 18, 2017: Trends in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160199/marmosets-callithrix-jacchus-as-a-non-human-primate-model-for-evaluation-of-candidate-dengue-vaccines-induction-and-maintenance-of-specific-protective-immunity-against-challenges-with-clinical-isolates
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Meng Ling Moi, Yasushi Ami, Nor Azila Muhammad Azami, Kenji Shirai, Sutee Yoksan, Yuriko Suzaki, Kazutaka Kitaura, Chang-Kweng Lim, Masayuki Saijo, Ryuji Suzuki, Tomohiko Takasaki, Ichiro Kurane
Dengue virus (DENV) is one of the major infectious diseases in tropical regions and approximately half of the world population is at risk of infection. Vaccines would offer an effective control measure against this disease. We previously reported on the utility of marmosets as an animal model for studying primary and secondary dengue infections. Infected marmosets consistently develop viraemia and antibody kinetics that reflect those of patients with dengue. Thus, it is important to determine the utility of marmosets as an animal model for demonstrating vaccine efficacy...
November 21, 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158908/dairy-production-practices-and-associated-risks-for-bovine-vaccinia-exposure-in-cattle-brazil
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I A Borges, A M McCollum, J M Mehal, D Haberling, L A L Dutra, F N Vieira, L A O Andrade, E G Kroon, R C Holman, M G Reynolds, G S Trindade
A cross-sectional serosurvey was performed to identify environmental features or practices of dairy farms associated with risk for exposure to vaccinia-like viruses in dairy cattle in Brazil. Sera from 103 cows from 18 farms in Minas Gerais state were examined for Orthopoxvirus-neutralizing antibodies. A database of 243 binary or multiple-selection categorical variables regarding the physical features and surrounding ecology of each property was obtained. Thirteen of 46 presumptive predictor variables were found to be significantly associated with Orthopoxvirus serostatus by univariate logistic regression methods...
November 2017: New Microbes and New Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157909/sulfated-fucan-from-sea-cucumber-stichopus-japonicus-on-nk-cell-activation-and-cytotoxicity
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Utoomporn Surayot, SangMin Lee, SangGuan You
The aqueous crude sulfated fucan (SF) from Stichopus japonicus was extracted and fractionated using anion-exchange chromatography to obtain four fractions (F1, F2, F3 and F4) and to investigate their NK cell activation and cytotoxicity. The most potent NK cell cytotoxicity (45% at 250μg/mL) against HeLa cells was observed by F1 treatment, on the other hand, F3 and F4 treatment exhibited strong NK cell cytotoxicity (31-34% at 250μg/mL) against HepG2 and HT-29 cells. The SF treatment enhanced the activation of NK cells through the mRNA expression of INF-γ, an activating receptor (NKp30), lysing proteins (perforin and granzyme-B) as well as a death ligand (FasL)...
November 17, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157176/separation-of-cell-survival-growth-migration-and-mesenchymal-transdifferentiation-effects-of-fibroblast-secretome-on-tumor-cells-of-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Veronika Maria Metzler, Christian Pritz, Anna Riml, Angela Romani, Raphaela Tuertscher, Teresa Steinbichler, Daniel Dejaco, Herbert Riechelmann, József Dudás
Fibroblasts play a central role in tumor invasion, recurrence, and metastasis in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of tumor cell self-produced factors and paracrine fibroblast-secreted factors in comparison to indirect co-culture on cancer cell survival, growth, migration, and epithelial-mesenchymal transition using the cell lines SCC-25 and human gingival fibroblasts. Thereby, we particularly focused on the participation of the fibroblast-secreted transforming growth factor beta-1...
November 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
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