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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830012/early-oxidative-stress-dna-damage-and-inflammation-resulting-from-subcutaneous-injection-of-sulfur-mustard-into-mice
#1
Xiaorui Zhang, Yizhou Mei, Tongxing Wang, Feng Liu, Ning Jiang, Wenxia Zhou, Yongxiang Zhang
Oxidative stress, DNA damage repair, and inflammation are three important reactions of sulfur mustard (SM) exposure. But molecular related chronological events in the earlier stage of SM exposure model are still unclear. In the research, reactive oxygen species (ROS) was measured by using flow cytometry. Cytokines were tested in Luminex method. Myeloperoxidase (MPO), inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), 8-hydroxy-2-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG) and glutathione (GSH) activity or levels in serum were determined by commercially available kits...
July 17, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826648/the-synergistic-effects-of-combining-tlr-ligand-based-adjuvants-on-the-cytokine-response-are-dependent-upon-p38-jnk-signalling
#2
Lucia Fischetti, Ziyun Zhong, Christopher L Pinder, John S Tregoning, Robin J Shattock
Toll like receptor (TLR) ligands are important adjuvant candidates, causing antigen presenting cells to release inflammatory mediators, leading to the recruitment and activation of other leukocytes. The aim of this study was to define the response of human blood derived dendritic cells and macrophages to three TLR ligands acting singly or in combination, Poly I:C (TLR3), GLA (TLR4) and R848 (TLR7/8). Combinations of TLR agonists have been shown to have a synergistic effect on individual cytokines, here we look at the global inflammatory response measuring both cytokines and chemokines...
August 18, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818598/serotype-determination-of-salmonella-by-xtag-assay
#3
Zhibei Zheng, Wei Zheng, Haoqiu Wang, Jincao Pan, Xiaoying Pu
Currently, no protocols or commercial kits are available to determine the serotypes of Salmonella by using Luminex MAGPIX®. In this study, an xTAG assay for serotype determination of Salmonella suitable for Luminex MAGPIX® is described and 228 Salmonella isolates were serotype determined by this xTAG assay. The xTAG assay consists of two steps: 1) Multiplex PCR to amplify simultaneously O, H and Vi antigen genes of Salmonella, and 2) Magplex-TAG™ microsphere hybridization to identify accurately the specific PCR products of different antigens...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813434/detection-of-anti-hspx-antibodies-and-hspx-protein-in-patient-sera-for-the-identification-of-recent-latent-infection-by-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
#4
Jorge Castro-Garza, Paola García-Jacobo, Lydia G Rivera-Morales, Frederick D Quinn, James Barber, Russell Karls, Debra Haas, Shelly Helms, Tuhina Gupta, Henry Blumberg, Jane Tapia, Itza Luna-Cruz, Adrián Rendon, Javier Vargas-Villarreal, Lucio Vera-Cabrera, Cristina Rodríguez-Padilla
Mycobacterium tuberculosis is a pathogen causing tuberculosis (TB) a spectrum of disease including acute and asymptomatic latent stages. Identifying and treating latently-infected patients constitutes one of the most important impediments to TB control efforts. Those individuals can remain undiagnosed for decades serving as potential reservoirs for disease reactivation. Tests for the accurate diagnosis of latent infection currently are unavailable. HspX protein (α-crystallin), encoded by Rv2031c gene, is produced in vitro by M...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808319/ip-10-levels-as-an-accurate-screening-tool-to-detect-acute-hiv-infection-in-resource-limited-settings
#5
Lucía Pastor, Aina Casellas, Jorge Carrillo, Sergi Alonso, Erica Parker, Laura Fuente-Soro, Chenjerai Jairoce, Inacio Mandomando, Julià Blanco, Denise Naniche
Acute HIV infection (AHI) is the period prior to seroconversion characterized by high viral replication, hyper-transmission potential and commonly, non-specific febrile illness. AHI detection requires HIV-RNA viral load (VL) determination, which has very limited access in low-income countries due to restrictive costs and implementation constraints. We sought to identify a biomarker that could enable AHI diagnosis in scarce-resource settings, and to evaluate the feasibility of its implementation. HIV-seronegative adults presenting at the Manhiça District Hospital, Mozambique, with reported-fever were tested for VL...
August 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806916/assessment-of-tuberculosis-spatial-hotspot-areas-in-antananarivo-madagascar-by-combining-spatial-analysis-and-genotyping
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Noël Harijaona Ratovonirina, Niaina Rakotosamimanana, Solohery Lalaina Razafimahatratra, Mamy Serge Raherison, Guislaine Refrégier, Christophe Sola, Fanjasoa Rakotomanana, Voahangy Rasolofo Razanamparany
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) remains a public health problem in Madagascar. A crucial element of TB control is the development of an easy and rapid method for the orientation of TB control strategies in the country. Our main objective was to develop a TB spatial hotspot identification method by combining spatial analysis and TB genotyping method in Antananarivo. METHODS: Sputa of new pulmonary TB cases from 20 TB diagnosis and treatment centers (DTCs) in Antananarivo were collected from August 2013 to May 2014 for culture...
August 14, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806702/hmgb1-redox-during-sepsis
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Wasan Abdulmahdi, Devika Patel, May M Rabadi, Tala Azar, Edson Jules, Mark Lipphardt, Rameen Hashemiyoon, Brian B Ratliff
During sepsis, the alarmin HMGB1 is released from tissues and promotes systemic inflammation that results in multi-organ damage, with the kidney particularly susceptible to injury. The severity of inflammation and pro-damage signaling mediated by HMGB1 appears to be dependent on the alarmin's redox state. Therefore, we examined HMGB1 redox in kidney cells during sepsis. Using intravital microscopy, CellROX labeling of kidneys in live mice indicated increased ROS generation in the kidney perivascular endothelium and tubules during lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced sepsis...
August 4, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803843/high-throughput-screening-of-hybridoma-supernatants-using-multiplexed-fluorescent-cell-barcoding-on-live-cells
#8
Mei Lu, Brian M Chan, Peter W Schow, Wesley S Chang, Chadwick T King
With current available assay formats using either immobilized protein (ELISA, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) or immunostaining of fixed cells for primary monoclonal antibody (mAb) screening, researchers often fail to identify and characterize antibodies that recognize the native conformation of cell-surface antigens. Therefore, screening using live cells has become an integral and important step contributing to the successful identification of therapeutic antibody candidates. Thus the need for developing high-throughput screening (HTS) technologies using live cells has become a major priority for therapeutic mAb discovery and development...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802755/pneumococcal-conjugate-vaccination-response-in-patients-after-community-acquired-pneumonia-differences-in-patients-with-s-pneumoniae-versus-other-pathogens
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G H J Wagenvoort, B J M Vlaminckx, D A van Kessel, R C L Geever, B A W de Jong, J C Grutters, W J W Bos, B Meek, G T Rijkers
OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study is to investigate the immune response to the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) in former pneumococcal CAP patients. We hypothesize that an impaired or suboptimal humoral immune response against (specific) pneumococcal serotypes might explain the vulnerability for pneumococcal disease. METHODS: Hospitalised adult CAP patients who participated in two trials (2004-2006 (n=201) and, 2007-2009 (n=304)) were screened. Patients eligible for inclusion had CAP caused by either S...
August 9, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795147/impact-of-the-trough-level-of-calcineurin-inhibitor-on-the-prevalence-of-donor-specific-human-leukocyte-antigen-antibodies-during-long-term-follow-up-after-pediatric-liver-transplantation-antibody-strength-and-complement-binding-ability
#10
Kazuaki Tokodai, Shigehito Miyagi, Chikashi Nakanishi, Yasuyuki Hara, Wataru Nakanishi, Masafumi Goto, Michiaki Unno, Takashi Kamei
BACKGROUND: In pediatric patients, long-term immunosuppression after liver transplantation (LT) is typically minimal. However, posttransplant donor-specific HLA antibodies (DSAs) may be prevalent under these conditions. Here, we evaluated the effects of minimized calcineurin inhibitor (CNI) on DSA development to assess the validity of minimized/withdrawn immunosuppression. METHODS: We retrospectively examined 66 patients who underwent pediatric LT at our institution between July 1991 and October 2013...
August 2017: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793883/cxcl9-a-promising-biomarker-in-the-diagnosis-of-chronic-q-fever
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Anne F M Jansen, Teske Schoffelen, Julien Textoris, Jean-Louis Mege, Marrigje Nabuurs-Franssen, Ruud P H Raijmakers, Mihai G Netea, Leo A B Joosten, Chantal P Bleeker-Rovers, Marcel van Deuren
BACKGROUND: In the aftermath of the largest Q fever outbreak in the world, diagnosing the potentially lethal complication chronic Q fever remains challenging. PCR, Coxiella burnetii IgG phase I antibodies, CRP and (18)F-FDG-PET/CT scan are used for diagnosis and monitoring in clinical practice. We aimed to identify and test biomarkers in order to improve discriminative power of the diagnostic tests and monitoring of chronic Q fever. METHODS: We performed a transcriptome analysis on C...
August 9, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789851/antibody-persistence-and-evidence-of-immune-memory-at-5years-following-administration-of-the-9-valent-hpv-vaccine
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Ana Guevara, Robinson Cabello, Linn Woelber, Edson Duarte Moreira, Elmar Joura, Olaf Reich, Christine Shields, Misoo C Ellison, Amita Joshi, Alain Luxembourg
BACKGROUND: The 9-valent HPV (9vHPV) vaccine was developed to prevent infection and disease related to 9 HPV types (HPV6/11/16/18/31/33/45/52/58) which cause approximately 90% of cervical cancers, HPV-related vulvar, vaginal and anal cancers, and genital warts worldwide. In a pivotal efficacy study, the 9vHPV vaccine prevented infection and disease due to the 9 vaccine types. Duration of protection remains to be determined. Vaccines that induce long-term protection are generally characterized by the generation of immune memory...
August 5, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782692/deleterious-impact-of-c3d-binding-donor-specific-anti-hla-antibodies-after-pediatric-liver-transplantation
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Eduardo Couchonnal, Christine Rivet, Stéphanie Ducreux, Jérôme Dumortier, Alexie Bosch, Olivier Boillot, Sophie Collardeau-Frachon, Rémi Dubois, Valérie Hervieu, Patrice André, Jean-Yves Scoazec, Alain Lachaux, Valérie Dubois, Olivier Guillaud
BACKGROUND: The prevalence and clinical impact of anti-HLA donor-specific antibodies (DSA) after liver transplantation (LT) have not been extensively studied, especially in pediatric population. METHODS: The present cross-sectional study included 100 patients who underwent a first LT in childhood. Anti HLA immunization study was performed at a single time point during routine follow-up using Luminex® single antigen tests with classical anti-IgG conjugate and anti-C3d conjugate...
August 3, 2017: Transplant Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782523/monitoring-native-hla-i-trimer-specific-antibodies-in-luminex-multiplex-single-antigen-bead-assay-evaluation-of-beadsets-from-different-manufacturers
#14
Mepur H Ravindranath, Vadim Jucaud, Soldano Ferrone
Luminex single antigen bead (SAB) assay utilizes beadsets coated with a set of cloned and purified HLA molecules, for monitoring serum anti-HLA antibodies. Particularly, the level of serum IgG against native HLA-I trimers (heavy chain (HC) and β2-microglobulin (β2m) with a peptide), expressed in allograft tissues is correlated with graft failure. In addition to native trimeric HLAI, the beadsets may carry HC only or the dimeric variants, peptide-free HC with β2m and β2m-free HC with or without peptides...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771597/development-and-validation-of-a-luminex-assay-for-detection-of-a-predictive-biomarker-for-prostvac-vf-therapy
#15
Julie L Lucas, Erin A Tacheny, Allison Ferris, Michelle Galusha, Apurva K Srivastava, Aniruddha Ganguly, P Mickey Williams, Michael C Sachs, Magdalena Thurin, James V Tricoli, Winnie Ricker, Jeffrey C Gildersleeve
Cancer therapies can provide substantially improved survival in some patients while other seemingly similar patients receive little or no benefit. Strategies to identify patients likely to respond well to a given therapy could significantly improve health care outcomes by maximizing clinical benefits while reducing toxicities and adverse effects. Using a glycan microarray assay, we recently reported that pretreatment serum levels of IgM specific to blood group A trisaccharide (BG-Atri) correlate positively with overall survival of cancer patients on PROSTVAC-VF therapy...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763256/cytokine-profile-of-breast-cell-lines-after-different-radiation-doses
#16
Valentina Bravatà, Luigi Minafra, Giusi Irma Forte, Francesco Paolo Cammarata, Giorgio Russo, Federica Maria Di Maggio, Giuseppa Augello, Domenico Lio, Maria Carla Gilardi
PURPOSE: Ionizing radiation (IR) treatment activates inflammatory processes causing the release of a great amount of molecules able to affect the cell survival. The aim of this study was to analyze the cytokine signature of conditioned medium produced by non tumorigenic mammary epithelial cell line MCF10A, as well as MCF7 and MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cell lines, after single high doses of IR in order to understand their role in high radiation response. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We performed a cytokine profile of irradiated conditioned media of MCF10A, MCF7 and MDA-MB-231 cell lines treated with 9 or 23 Gy, by Luminex and ELISA analyses...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760971/cytokine-signature-associated-with-disease-severity-in-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-patients
#17
Jose G Montoya, Tyson H Holmes, Jill N Anderson, Holden T Maecker, Yael Rosenberg-Hasson, Ian J Valencia, Lily Chu, Jarred W Younger, Cristina M Tato, Mark M Davis
Although some signs of inflammation have been reported previously in patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), the data are limited and contradictory. High-throughput methods now allow us to interrogate the human immune system for multiple markers of inflammation at a scale that was not previously possible. To determine whether a signature of serum cytokines could be associated with ME/CFS and correlated with disease severity and fatigue duration, cytokines of 192 ME/CFS patients and 392 healthy controls were measured using a 51-multiplex array on a Luminex system...
July 31, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757117/-caracterization-of-hla-allo-immunization-and-clinical-impact-in-transfusion-and-organ-transplantation
#18
F Delbos, A Cesbron
Allo-immunizations against HLA antigens are known to be deleterious in transfusion and organ transplantation. The development of new tests based on solid phase assays for screening and identification of HLA antibodies in particular those using Luminex(®) bead based technology has completely changed the way of allo-immunization monitoring because of their extreme sensitivity. They allow a better characterization of these antibodies, identification of acceptable antigens and the use of virtual cross-matches...
July 27, 2017: Transfusion Clinique et Biologique: Journal de la Société Française de Transfusion Sanguine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753646/associations-between-self-reported-diabetes-and-78-circulating-markers-of-inflammation-immunity-and-metabolism-among-adults-in-the-united-states
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Alison L Van Dyke, Krystle A Lang Kuhs, Meredith S Shiels, Jill Koshiol, Britton Trabert, Erikka Loftfield, Mark P Purdue, Nicolas Wentzensen, Ruth M Pfeiffer, Hormuzd A Katki, Allan Hildesheim, Troy J Kemp, Ligia A Pinto, Anil K Chaturvedi, Mahboobeh Safaeian
Inflammation is increasingly thought to be associated with diabetes; however, only a few inflammation markers have been assessed concurrently in relation to history of diabetes. In the most comprehensive evaluation of inflammation markers and diabetes to date using a Luminex bead-based assay, we measured 78 inflammation-, immune-, and metabolic-related markers detectable in at least 10% of serum samples collected from participants from the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian Cancer (PLCO) screening trial (n = 1,814)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741727/placental-pericytes-and-cytomegalovirus-infectivity-implications-for-hcmv-placental-pathology-and-congenital-disease
#20
David M Aronoff, Hernan Correa, Lisa M Rogers, Ravit Arav-Boger, Donald J Alcendor
PROBLEM: Placental pericytes are essential for placental microvascular function, stability, and integrity. Mechanisms of human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) pathogenesis incorporating placental pericytes are unknown. METHOD OF STUDY: HCMV-infected placental tissue was stained by dual-labeled immunohistochemistry. Primary placental pericytes, cytotrophoblasts, and villous fibroblasts were exposed to HCMV; and infectivity was analyzed by microscopy and immunofluorescence...
September 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
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