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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430817/kaposi-sarcoma-herpesvirus-kshv-latency-associated-nuclear-antigen-lana-recruits-components-of-the-mrn-mre11-rad50-nbs1-repair-complex-to-modulate-an-innate-immune-signaling-pathway-and-viral-latency
#1
Giuseppe Mariggiò, Sandra Koch, Guigen Zhang, Magdalena Weidner-Glunde, Jessica Rückert, Semra Kati, Susann Santag, Thomas F Schulz
Kaposi Sarcoma Herpesvirus (KSHV), a γ2-herpesvirus and class 1 carcinogen, is responsible for at least three human malignancies: Kaposi Sarcoma (KS), Primary Effusion Lymphoma (PEL) and Multicentric Castleman's Disease (MCD). Its major nuclear latency protein, LANA, is indispensable for the maintenance and replication of latent viral DNA in infected cells. Although LANA is mainly a nuclear protein, cytoplasmic isoforms of LANA exist and can act as antagonists of the cytoplasmic DNA sensor, cGAS. Here, we show that cytosolic LANA also recruits members of the MRN (Mre11-Rad50-NBS1) repair complex in the cytosol and thereby inhibits their recently reported role in the sensing of cytoplasmic DNA and activation of the NF-κB pathway...
April 21, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430802/the-quality-changes-in-fresh-frozen-plasma-of-the-blood-donors-at-high-altitude
#2
Zongkui Wang, Hua Liu, Miaomiao Dou, Xi Du, Jijun Hu, Na Su, Ya Wang, Rong Zhang, Changqing Li
OBJECTIVE: According to the international guidelines, fresh frozen plasma (FFP) is unanimously used to treat coagulation disorders. The quality of FFP is critical for the clinical transfusion. Till now, few studies have integratedly evaluated the differences of FFP from blood donors at between high altitude (HA) and low altitude (LA). Besides, there were no special quality standards for HA FFP in China. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Up to 41 HA (Lhasa, 3700 m) and 46 LA (Chengdu, 500 m) blood donors were included in our study to estimate the differences of FFP from HA and LA blood donors...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427776/autoantibody-biomarkers-for-the-detection-of-serous-ovarian-cancer
#3
Benjamin A Katchman, Diego Chowell, Garrick Wallstrom, Allison F Vitonis, Joshua LaBaer, Daniel W Cramer, Karen S Anderson
Objective The purpose of this study was to identify a panel of novel serum tumor antigen-associated autoantibody (TAAb) biomarkers for the diagnosis of high-grade serous ovarian cancer. METHODS: To detect TAAb we probed high-density programmable protein microarrays (NAPPA) containing 10,247 antigens with sera from patients with serous ovarian cancer (n=30 cases/30 healthy controls) and measured bound IgG. We identified 735 promising tumor antigens and evaluated these with an independent set of serous ovarian cancer sera (n=30 cases/30 benign disease controls/30 healthy controls)...
April 17, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426077/robust-raspberry-like-metallo-dielectric-nanoclusters-of-critical-sizes-as-sers-substrates
#4
A Le Beulze, S Gomez-Graña, H Gehan, S Mornet, S Ravaine, M Correa-Duarte, L Guerrini, R A Alvarez-Puebla, E Duguet, E Pertreux, A Crut, P Maioli, F Vallée, N Del Fatti, O Ersen, M Treguer-Delapierre
Raspberry-like nano-objects made of large plasmonic satellites (>10 nm) covering a central dielectric particle have many potential applications as photonic materials, superlenses and (bio-) sensors, but their synthesis remains challenging. Herein, we show how to build stable and robust raspberry-like nano-systems with close-packed satellites, by combining monodisperse silica particles (80 or 100 nm diameter) and oppositely charged noble metal nanoparticles (Au or Ag) with well-defined sizes (10-50 nm). The spectral characteristics of their associated plasmonic resonances (wavelength, linewidth, extinction cross-section) and the electromagnetic coupling between satellites were observed using the spatial modulation spectroscopy technique and interpreted through a numerical model...
April 20, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426036/formation-of-the-intermetalloid-cluster-agsn18-7-the-reactivity-of-coinage-metal-nhc-compounds-towards-sn9-4
#5
F S Geitner, W Klein, T F Fässler
In recent years the formation of intermetalloid clusters by reacting homoatomic tetrel cluster anions with transition metal complexes has become a promising synthetic route. Nevertheless a better understanding of the processes occurring in solution is necessary. Here we present a series of novel polyanionic coinage metal NHC Zintl clusters [NHC(Dipp)M(η(4)-Sn9)](3-) (M: Cu, Ag, Au; Dipp: diisopropylphenyl) which are obtained at low temperatures from the reaction of K4Sn9 with NHC(Dipp)MCl (M: Cu-Au) in liquid ammonia...
April 20, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425872/increase-in-human-immunodeficiency-virus-1-diversity-and-detection-of-various-subtypes-and-recombinants-in-north-eastern-brazil
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Kledoaldo Lima, Élcio Leal, Ana Maria Salustiano Cavalcanti, Daniela Medeiros Salustiano, Luzidalva Barbosa de Medeiros, Sirleide Pereira da Silva, Heloísa Ramos Lacerda
PURPOSE: Diverse human immunodeficiency virus 1 (HIV-1) subtypes and circulating recombinant forms are found in Brazil. The majority of HIV-1 molecular epidemiological studies in Brazil have been conducted in the southern and south-eastern regions of the country, although several recent studies in the north-eastern region have addressed this issue. The objective of this study was to molecularly characterize HIV-1 circulating in Pernambuco, north-eastern Brazil. METHODOLOGY: A total of 64 samples were collected from 2002 to 2003, and another 103 were collected from 2007 to 2009...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424760/insights-into-local-tumor-microenvironment-immune-factors-associated-with-regression-of-cutaneous-melanoma-metastases-by-mycobacterium-bovis-bacille-calmette-gu%C3%A3-rin
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Junbao Yang, Maris S Jones, Romela Irene Ramos, Alfred A Chan, Agnes F Lee, Leland J Foshag, Peter A Sieling, Mark B Faries, Delphine J Lee
Mycobacterium bovis bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) is listed as an intralesional (IL) therapeutic option for inoperable stage III in-transit melanoma in the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Guidelines. Although the mechanism is unknown, others have reported up to 50% regression of injected lesions, and 17% regression of uninjected lesions in immunocompetent patients after direct injection of BCG into metastatic melanoma lesions in the skin. BCG and other mycobacteria express ligands capable of stimulating the γ9δ2 T cells...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423632/the-genetic-variants-in-the-pten-pi3k-akt-pathway-predict-susceptibility-and-ce-a-f-chemotherapy-response-to-breast-cancer-and-clinical-outcomes
#8
Xiang Li, Ruishan Zhang, Zhuangkai Liu, Shuang Li, Hong Xu
The PI3K/PTEN/AKT pathway play a critical role in balancing cell growth and death. Epidemiologic studies suggested that mutations of the PI3K/PTEN/AKT pathway genes are associated with cancer risk, yet no data are available for PTEN rs701848, PIK3CA rs2699887, and AKT1 rs2494752 polymorphism and breast cancer(BC) risk. A case-control study was performed in 920 BC patients and 908 healthy controls using the TaqMan assay method. Overall, individuals with PTEN rs701848 TC, CC and TC/CC genotypes showed significant increased BC risk (P=0...
March 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422295/in-vivo-and-in%C3%A2-vitro-studies-using-larval-and-adult-antigens-from-neobenedenia-melleni-on-immune-response-in-yellowtail-seriola-lalandi
#9
M Reyes-Becerril, E Alamillo, A Trasviña, I Hirono, H Kondo, W Jirapongpairoj, F Ascencio-Valle, C Angulo
Neobenedenia melleni is a monogenean parasite that causes significant mortality and economic losses in fish aquaculture. Changes in the antigenic composition of this parasite occur during its developmental stages. In this study, we evaluated humoral parameters in serum and transcriptional immune responses of yellowtail naturally infected with N. melleni. In addition, in vitro assays were performed to study the stimulatory effects of antigens from larvae and adults on spleen leucocytes from non-infected fish at 6 and 24 h post-stimulation...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Fish Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422000/fibromyalgia-in-300-adult-index-patients-with-primary-immunodeficiency
#10
James C Barton, Luigi F Bertoli, Jackson C Barton, Ronald T Acton
OBJECTIVES: We sought to determine the prevalence and clinical and laboratory associations of fibromyalgia in adults with primary immunodeficiency (immunoglobulin (Ig) G subclass deficiency (IgGSD) and common variable immunodeficiency (CVID). METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of these observations in 300 non-Hispanic white adult index patients with recurrent/severe respiratory tract infections and IgGSD or CVID: age; sex; IgGSD; fibromyalgia; chronic fatigue; autoimmune conditions (ACs); interstitial cystitis (IC); diabetes; body mass index; serum Ig isotypes; blood lymphocytes and subsets; and human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-A and -B types and haplotypes...
April 19, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421849/infliximab-crystal-structures-reveal-insights-into-self-association
#11
Thomas F Lerch, Penelope Sharpe, Stephen J Mayclin, Thomas E Edwards, Eunhee Lee, Hugh D Conlon, Sharon Polleck, Jason C Rouse, Yin Luo, Qin Zou
Aggregation and self-association in protein-based biotherapeutics are critical quality attributes that are tightly controlled by the manufacturing process. Aggregates have the potential to elicit immune reactions, including neutralizing anti-drug antibodies, which can diminish the drug's efficacy upon subsequent dosing. The structural basis of reversible self-association, a form of non-covalent aggregation in the native state, is only beginning to emerge for many biologics and is often unique to a given molecule...
April 19, 2017: MAbs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419823/genetic-aspects-of-auto-immune-profiles-of-healthy-chickens
#12
Henk K Parmentier, Priscilla S van der Vaart, Mike G B Nieuwland, Huub F J Savelkoul
Auto-antibody profiles binding liver antigens differed between chicken lines divergently selected for specific antibody responses to SRBC, and were affected by ageing suggesting both genetic and environmental effects. Presence and levels of IgM and IgG antibodies binding chicken liver cell lysate (CLL) fragments in plasma at 5 weeks of age from 10 individual full sibs and their parents from 5 Hsrbc and 5 Lsrbc line families was studied to reveal genetic relations. Non-genetic maternal effects were studied by comparing auto-antibody profiles of 36 weeks old hens from 2 other unrelated lines with the profiles from their chicks at hatch...
April 15, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418634/protein-trapping-in-plasmonic-nanoslit-and-nanoledge-cavities-the-behavior-and-sensing
#13
Zheng Zeng, Xiaojun Shi, Taylor Mabe, Shaun Christie, Grant Gilmore, Adam W Smith, Jianjun Wei
A novel plasmonic nanoledge device was presented to explore the geometry-induced trapping of nanoscale biomolecules and examine a generation of surface plasmon resonance (SPR) for plasmonic sensing. To design an optimal plasmonic device, a semi-analytical model was implemented for a quantitative analysis of SPR under plane-wave illumination and a finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) simulation was used to study the optical transmission and refractive index (RI) sensitivity. In addition, total internal reflection fluorescence (TIRF) imaging was used to visualize the migration of fluorescently labeled bovine serum albumin (BSA) into the nanoslits; and fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS) was further used to investigate the diffusion of BSA in the nanoslits...
April 18, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417556/an-hla-b7-specific-antibody-in-an-hla-b-07-positive-patient-explained-by-a-nonexpressed-allele-hla-b-07-181n
#14
S Wenda, I Faé, G F Fischer
Antibody identification by a bead array assay in a kidney patient revealed several HLA-specific antibodies including one directed against the HLA-B7 antigen. Low-resolution typing of the patient indicated the presence of an HLA-B*07 allele. To rule out an HLA-specific autoantibody the HLA-typing of the patient was further refined by nucleotide sequencing on a next-generation sequencing platform and eventually showed an HLA-B*39:01:01:03 and HLA-B*07:181N genotype. Thereby the allospecific nature of the antibody was proven...
April 17, 2017: HLA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417509/a-biomolecular-recognition-approach-for-the-functionalization-of-cellulose-with-gold-nanoparticles
#15
A Almeida, A M M Rosa, A M Azevedo, D M F Prazeres
Materials with new and improved functionalities can be obtained by modifying cellulose with gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) via the in situ reduction of a gold precursor or the deposition or covalent immobilization of pre-synthesized AuNPs. Here, we present an alternative biomolecular recognition approach to functionalize cellulose with biotin-AuNPs that relies on a complex of 2 recognition elements: a ZZ-CBM3 fusion that combines a carbohydrate-binding module (CBM) with the ZZ fragment of the staphylococcal protein A and an anti-biotin antibody...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Molecular Recognition: JMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417347/-serological-markers-of-viral-hepatitis-b-and-c-in-children-with-sickle-cell-disease-monitored-in-the-pediatrics-department-at-the-university-hospital-of-bobo-dioulasso-burkina-faso
#16
S A Kissou, M Koura, A Sawadogo, A-S Ouédraogo, H Traoré, E Kamboulé, W W F Zogona, B Nacro
Viral hepatitis B and C are universal public health problems. Burkina Faso is a high endemic area for hepatitis B. Patients with sickle cell disease are at risk. The aim of this study was to investigate and quantify the serological markers of viral hepatitis B and C among pediatric patients with sickle cell disease. This was a descriptive cross-sectional study, which took place from July to November 2014 at the Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital of Bobo- Dioulasso. The study included 44 SS and 26 SC sickle cell patients...
April 17, 2017: Bulletin de la Société de Pathologie Exotique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416815/in-situ-programming-of-leukaemia-specific-t-cells-using-synthetic-dna-nanocarriers
#17
Tyrel T Smith, Sirkka B Stephan, Howell F Moffett, Laura E McKnight, Weihang Ji, Diana Reiman, Emmy Bonagofski, Martin E Wohlfahrt, Smitha P S Pillai, Matthias T Stephan
An emerging approach for treating cancer involves programming patient-derived T cells with genes encoding disease-specific chimeric antigen receptors (CARs), so that they can combat tumour cells once they are reinfused. Although trials of this therapy have produced impressive results, the in vitro methods they require to generate large numbers of tumour-specific T cells are too elaborate for widespread application to treat cancer patients. Here, we describe a method to quickly program circulating T cells with tumour-recognizing capabilities, thus avoiding these complications...
April 17, 2017: Nature Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415543/facile-synthesis-of-a-silver-nanoparticles-polypyrrole-nanocomposite-for-non-enzymatic-glucose-determination
#18
Maurício A Poletti Papi, Fabio R Caetano, Márcio F Bergamini, Luiz H Marcolino-Junior
The present work describes the synthesis of a new conductive nanocomposite based on polypyrrole (PPy) and silver nanoparticles (PPy-AgNP) based on a facile reverse microemulsion method and its application as a non-enzymatic electrochemical sensor for glucose detection. Focusing on the best sensor performance, all experimental parameters used in the synthesis of nanocomposite were optimized based on its electrochemical response for glucose. Characterization of the optimized material by FT-IR, cyclic voltammetry, and DRX measurements and TEM images showed good monodispersion of semispherical Ag nanoparticles capped by PPy structure, with size average of 12±5nm...
June 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414749/sequence-variability-of-the-respiratory-syncytial-virus-rsv-fusion-gene-among-contemporary-and-historical-genotypes-of-rsv-a-and-rsv-b
#19
Anne M Hause, David M Henke, Vasanthi Avadhanula, Chad A Shaw, Lorena I Tapia, Pedro A Piedra
BACKGROUND: The fusion (F) protein of RSV is the major vaccine target. This protein undergoes a conformational change from pre-fusion to post-fusion. Both conformations share antigenic sites II and IV. Pre-fusion F has unique antigenic sites p27, ø, α2α3β3β4, and MPE8; whereas, post-fusion F has unique antigenic site I. Our objective was to determine the antigenic variability for RSV/A and RSV/B isolates from contemporary and historical genotypes compared to a historical RSV/A strain...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414303/development-of-potent-class-ii-transactivator-gene-delivery-systems-capable-of-inducing-de-novo-mhc-ii-expression-in-human-cells-in-vitro-and-ex-vivo
#20
M de Lucena Palma, P Duangkhae, B Douradinha, I F T Viana, P O Rigato, R Dhalia, R B Mailliard, S M Barratt-Boyes, E J M do Nascimento, T M Oshiro, A J da Silva Duarte, E T de A Marques
Class II Transactivator (CIITA) induces transcription of MHC II genes and can potentially be used to improve genetic immunotherapies by converting non-immune cells into cells capable of presenting antigens to CD4(+) T cells. However, CIITA expression is tightly controlled and it remains unclear whether distinct non-immune cells differ in this transactivator regulation. Here we describe the development of gene delivery systems capable of promoting the efficient CIITA expression in non-immune cell lines and in primary human cells of an ex vivo skin explant model...
April 17, 2017: Gene Therapy
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