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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150417/using-facebook-to-recruit-young-australian-men-into-a-cross-sectional-human-papillomavirus-study
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Roopa Das, Dorothy A Machalek, Edmund G Molesworth, Suzanne M Garland
BACKGROUND: Young men can be difficult to engage in health research using traditional methods of recruitment. Social networking sites are increasingly being used to recruit participants into health research, due to their cost effectiveness, overall generalizability, and wide reach. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the feasibility of using Facebook to recruit young Australian men into a human papillomavirus (HPV) prevalence study. METHODS: We recruited male permanent residents of Australia, aged 18 to 35 years, into the HPV in Young Males (HYM) study through targeted advertising placed on Facebook...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149434/enhancement-of-therapeutic-dna-vaccine-potency-by-melatonin-through-inhibiting-vegf-expression-and-induction-of-antitumor-immunity-mediated-by-cd8-t-cells
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Sanaz Baghban Rahimi, Alireza Mohebbi, Gelareh Vakilzadeh, Peyvand Biglari, Soodeh Razeghi Jahromi, Seyed Reza Mohebi, Sadegh Shirian, Ali Gorji, Amir Ghaemi
To be effective, therapeutic cancer vaccines should stimulate both an effective cell-mediated and a robust cytotoxic CD8+ T-cell response against human papillomavirus (HPV)-infected cells to treat the pre-existing tumors and prevent potential future tumors. In this study, the therapeutic experiments were designed in order to evaluate antitumor effect against the syngeneic TC-1 tumor model. The anti-tumor efficacy of a HPV-16 E7 DNA vaccine adjuvanted with melatonin (MLT) was evaluated in a C57BL/6 mouse tumor model by measuring tumor growth post vaccination and the survival rate of tumor-bearing mice, analyzing the specific lymphocyte proliferation responses in control and vaccinated mice by MTT assay...
November 17, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149197/sieve-analysis-of-breakthrough-hiv-1-sequences-in-hvtn-505-identifies-vaccine-pressure-targeting-the-cd4-binding-site-of-env-gp120
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Allan C deCamp, Morgane Rolland, Paul T Edlefsen, Eric Sanders-Buell, Breana Hall, Craig A Magaret, Andrew J Fiore-Gartland, Michal Juraska, Lindsay N Carpp, Shelly T Karuna, Meera Bose, Steven LePore, Shana Miller, Annemarie O'Sullivan, Kultida Poltavee, Hongjun Bai, Kalpana Dommaraju, Hong Zhao, Kim Wong, Lennie Chen, Hasan Ahmed, Derrick Goodman, Matthew Z Tay, Raphael Gottardo, Richard A Koup, Robert Bailer, John R Mascola, Barney S Graham, Mario Roederer, Robert J O'Connell, Nelson L Michael, Merlin L Robb, Elizabeth Adams, Patricia D'Souza, James Kublin, Lawrence Corey, Daniel E Geraghty, Nicole Frahm, Georgia D Tomaras, M Juliana McElrath, Lisa Frenkel, Sheila Styrchak, Sodsai Tovanabutra, Magdalena E Sobieszczyk, Scott M Hammer, Jerome H Kim, James I Mullins, Peter B Gilbert
Although the HVTN 505 DNA/recombinant adenovirus type 5 vector HIV-1 vaccine trial showed no overall efficacy, analysis of breakthrough HIV-1 sequences in participants can help determine whether vaccine-induced immune responses impacted viruses that caused infection. We analyzed 480 HIV-1 genomes sampled from 27 vaccine and 20 placebo recipients and found that intra-host HIV-1 diversity was significantly lower in vaccine recipients (P ≤ 0.04, Q-values ≤ 0.09) in Gag, Pol, Vif and envelope glycoprotein gp120 (Env-gp120)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147487/a-study-on-the-immune-response-induced-by-a-dna-vaccine-encoding-mtb32c-hbha-antigen-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
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Roghayeh Teimourpour, Hadi Peeridogaheh, Amir Teimourpour, Mohsen Arzanlou, Zahra Meshkat
Objectives: Tuberculosis (TB) has still remained a global health issue. One third of the world's population is infected with tuberculosis and the current BCG vaccine has low efficiency; hence, it is necessary to develop a new vaccine against TB. The aim of the current study was to evaluate the efficiency of a novel DNA vaccine encoding Mtb32C-HBHA antigen in inducing specific immune responses against Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Materials and Methods: A DNA plasmid vaccine expressing Mtb32C-HBHA fusion protein was constructed and its ability in protein expression was examined by RT-PCR and Western blot methods...
October 2017: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145860/a-new-single-step-protocol-for-rapid-baculovirus-driven-protein-production-in-insect-cells
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Judith Scholz, Sabine Suppmann
BACKGROUND: In the last three decades, the Baculovirus expression vector system (BEV) has evolved to one of the most widely used eukaryotic systems for heterologous protein expression including approved vaccines and therapies. Despite the significant improvements introduced during the past years, the BEV system still has major drawbacks, primarily the time required to generate recombinant virus and virus instability for certain target proteins. In this study we show that the conventional method to generate recombinant Baculovirus using a Tn7 transposition based system can be shortened to a single-step transfection-only procedure without further amplification...
November 16, 2017: BMC Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145470/active-immunization-in-patients-transplanted-for-hepatitis-b-virus-related-liver-diseases-a-prospective-study
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Anli Yang, Zhiyong Guo, Qingqi Ren, Linwei Wu, Yi Ma, Anbin Hu, Dongping Wang, Haidan Ye, Xiaofeng Zhu, Weiqiang Ju, Xiaoshun He
INTRODUCTION: Prophylactic administration of hepatitis B immunoglobulin (HBIG) and nucleos(t)ide analogues (NAs) is the standard treatment for controlling hepatitis B virus (HBV) recurrence after liver transplantation (LT). Since lifelong use of HBIG is expensive and inconvenient and the antibodies level in anti-hepatitis B surface (HBs) is not sustainable and stable, an alternative strategy is to produce anti-HBs antibodies by active immunization. Our present study aimed to prospectively investigate the efficacy and safety of procedural HBV vaccination in transplanted patients...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144890/comprehensive-analysis-of-patients-with-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder-nmosd-combined-with-chronic-hepatitis-b-chb-infection-and-seropositive-for-anti-aquaporin-4-antibody
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Jia Liu, Li Xu, Zhuo-Lin Chen, Min Li, Huan Yi, Fu-Hua Peng
Previous research indicated the association between hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection/vaccination and the onset of demyelinating diseases. However, most of these studies were single case reports, and comprehensive data are still scarce. Here we present a comprehensive analysis of 10 patients with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) combined with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) infection and seropositive for anti-aquaporin-4 antibody (AQP4-Ab). Demographic, clinical, laboratory, neuroimaging, outcome, and follow-up data of the 10 patients were retrospectively analyzed...
November 16, 2017: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144546/presence-of-infection-and-analysis-of-hpv-subtypes-in-girls-younger-than-9-years-old-attended-at-a-referral-service-in-esp%C3%A3-rito-santo-brazil
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Mariana Penha De Nadai Sartori, Lidiane Pignaton Agostini, Thaís Tristão Tovar, Raquel Silva Dos Reis, Raquel Spinassé Dettogni, Eldamária de Vargas Wolfgramm Dos Santos, Antônio Chambô Filho, Iúri Drumond Louro
PURPOSE: Human papillomavirus is found in adults and adolescents and is associated with genital warts and cervical cancer. However, it has been detected in girls younger than 10 years old. Currently, there are no prevention methods for this age group, since it is not considered a risk group. The aim of this study was to evaluate the presence of infection and HPV subtype in girls under 9 years old attended at a referral service in the State of Espírito Santo, Brazil. METHODS: Forty-three girls younger than 9 years old had gynecological brush samples collected from vulval and perineal/anal regions...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143375/an-immunoinformatics-approach-to-define-t-cell-epitopes-from-polyketide-and-non-ribosomal-peptide-synthesis-proteins-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-as-potential-vaccine-candidates
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S Dhivya, V Baskar, S R Kumar, R Sathishkumar
The role of polyketide and non-ribosomal proteins from the class of small molecule metabolism of Mycobacterium tuberculosis is well documented in envelope organization, virulence, and pathogenesis. Consequently, the identification of T cell epitopes from these proteins could serve to define potential antigens for the development of vaccines. Fourty-one proteins from polyketide and non-ribosomal peptide synthesis of small molecule metabolism proteins of M tuberculosis H37Rv were analyzed computationally for the presence of HLA class I binding nanomeric peptides...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Molecular Recognition: JMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143101/candidate-biomarkers-in-the-cervical-vaginal-fluid-for-the-self-diagnosis-of-cervical-precancer
#10
REVIEW
Xaveer Van Ostade, Martin Dom, Wiebren Tjalma, Geert Van Raemdonck
PURPOSE: Despite improvement in vaccines against human papilloma virus (HPV), the causative agent of cervical cancer, screening women for cervical precancer will remain indispensable in the coming 30-40 years. A simple test that could be performed at home or at a doctor's practice and that informs the woman whether she is at risk would significantly help make a broader group of patients who aware that they need medical treatment. Cervical vaginal fluid (CVF) is a body fluid that is very well suited for such a test...
November 15, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141238/rationale-redesign-of-type-iii-secretion-systems-toward-the-development-of-non-pathogenic-e-coli-for-in-vivo-delivery-of-therapeutic-payloads
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REVIEW
Coral González-Prieto, Cammie F Lesser
Transkingdom secretion systems that bacteria use to inject proteins directly into the cytosol of mammalian host cells play an essential role in the virulence of many Gram-negative bacterial pathogens. Current efforts are underway to repurpose these machines as novel therapeutics; type III secretion systems as vectors for the delivery of proteins of therapeutic value including heterologous antigens for vaccine development and type IV secretion systems as vectors for DNA. While initial studies focused on the use of attenuated or replication incompetent pathogens, the recent development of non-pathogenic Escherichia coli that encode programmable type III secretion systems expands possibilities for the in vivo directed delivery of therapeutic payloads...
November 12, 2017: Current Opinion in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136861/quality-by-design-approach-in-the-development-of-an-ultra-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-method-for-bexsero-meningococcal-group-b-vaccine
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Luca Nompari, Serena Orlandini, Benedetta Pasquini, Cristiana Campa, Michele Rovini, Massimo Del Bubba, Sandra Furlanetto
Bexsero is the first approved vaccine for active immunization of individuals from 2 months of age and older to prevent invasive disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B. The active components of the vaccine are Neisseria Heparin Binding Antigen, factor H binding protein, Neisseria adhesin A, produced in Escherichia coli cells by recombinant DNA technology, and Outer Membrane Vesicles (expressing Porin A and Porin B), produced by fermentation of Neisseria meningitidis strain NZ98/254. All the Bexsero active components are adsorbed on aluminum hydroxide and the unadsorbed antigens content is a product critical quality attribute...
February 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135337/dna-vaccines-elicit-durable-protective-immunity-against-individual-or-simultaneous-infections-with-lassa-and-ebola-viruses-in-guinea-pigs
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Kathleen A Cashman, Eric R Wilkinson, Suzanne E Wollen, Joshua D Shamblin, Justine M Zelko, Jeremy J Bearss, Xiankun Zeng, Kate E Broderick, Connie S Schmaljohn
We previously developed optimized DNA vaccines against both Lassa fever and Ebola hemorrhagic fever viruses and demonstrated that they were protective individually in guinea pig and nonhuman primate models. In this study, we vaccinated groups of strain 13 guinea pigs two times, four weeks apart with 50 µg of each DNA vaccine or a mock vaccine at discrete sites by intradermal electroporation. Five weeks following the second vaccinations, guinea pigs were exposed to lethal doses of Lassa virus, Ebola virus, or a combination of both viruses simultaneously...
November 14, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132995/comparative-functional-potency-of-dna-vaccines-encoding-plasmodium-falciparum-transmission-blocking-target-antigens-pfs48-45-and-pfs25-administered-alone-or-in-combination-by-in-vivo-electroporation-in-rhesus-macaques
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Dibyadyuti Datta, Geetha P Bansal, Brooke Grasperge, Dale S Martin, Mario Philipp, Dietlind Gerloff, Barry Ellefsen, Drew Hannaman, Nirbhay Kumar
Antibodies recognizing conformational epitopes in Pfs48/45, an antigen expressed on the surface of Plasmodium falciparum gametes and zygotes, have firmly established Pfs48/45 as a promising transmission blocking vaccine (TBV) candidate. However, it has been difficult to reproducibly express Pfs48/45 in a variety of recombinant expression systems. The goal of our studies was to evaluate functional immunogenicity of Pfs48/45 using DNA vaccine format in rhesus macaques. An additional goal was to ensure that when used in combination with another malarial antigen, specific immunity to both antigens was not compromised...
November 10, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132437/hap2-a-novel-gene-in-babesia-bigemina-is-expressed-in-tick-stages-and-specific-antibodies-block-zygote-formation
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Minerva Camacho-Nuez, Diego Josimar Hernández-Silva, Elizabeth Jacqueline Castañeda-Ortiz, María Elena Paredes-Martínez, Marisol Karina Rocha-Martínez, María Elizbeth Alvarez-Sánchez, Ricardo Francisco Mercado-Curiel, Gabriela Aguilar-Tipacamu, Juan Mosqueda
BACKGROUND: Bovine babesiosis is a tick-borne disease caused by the protozoan parasites of the genus Babesia. In their host vector, Babesia spp. undergo sexual reproduction. Therefore, the development of sexual stages and the subsequent formation of the zygote are essential for the parasite to invade the intestinal cells of the vector tick and continue its life-cycle. HAP2/GCS1 is a protein identified in plants, protozoan parasites and other organisms that has an important role during membrane fusion in fertilization processes...
November 13, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129705/a-virus-like-particle-of-the-hepatitis-b-virus-pres-antigen-elicits-robust-neutralizing-antibody-and-t-cell-responses-in-mice
#16
Xiaodan Cai, Weihao Zheng, Shaokun Pan, Shengyuan Zhang, Youhua Xie, Haitao Guo, Guoxin Wang, Zigang Li, Ming Luo
The preS antigen of hepatitis B virus (HBV) corresponds to the N-terminal polypeptide in the large (L) antigen in addition to the small (S) antigen. The virus-like particle (VLP) of the S antigen is widely used as a vaccine to protect the population from HBV infection. The presence of the S antigen and its antibodies in patient blood has been used as markers to monitor hepatitis B. However, there is very limited knowledge about the preS antigen. We generated a preS VLP that is formed by a chimeric protein between preS and hemagglutinin (HA), and the matrix protein M1 of influenza virus...
November 9, 2017: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128885/evaluation-of-the-genetic-variability-found-in-brazilian-commercial-vaccines-for-infectious-bronchitis-virus
#17
Giuliana Loreto Saraiva, Marcus Rebouças Santos, Claiton Gonçalves Pereira, Pedro Marcus Pereira Vidigal, Juliana Lopes Rangel Fietto, Tiago Antonio de Oliveira Mendes, Gustavo Costa Bressan, Jamária A P Soares-Martins, Márcia Rogéria de Almeida, Abelardo Silva-Júnior
Infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) is currently one of the most important pathogens in the poultry industry. The H120 and Ma5 are the only viral strains approved by the Brazilian government as the constituent of vaccines. Despite the systematic vaccination in Brazil, IBV has not yet been controlled and diseases associated with this virus have been reported in vaccinated chickens. Here, we investigated the genetic variability of H120 and Ma5 strains present in the IBV vaccines from different Brazilian manufacturers...
November 11, 2017: Virus Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126629/characterization-of-innate-responses-induced-by-in-ovo-administration-of-encapsulated-and-free-forms-of-ligands-of-toll-like-receptor-4-and-21-in-chicken-embryos
#18
Jegarubee Bavananthasivam, Tamiru N Alkie, Ayumi Matsuyama-Kato, Douglas C Hodgins, Shayan Sharif
Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are a family of innate receptors that recognize pathogen-associated molecular patterns, including double-stranded RNA, CpG DNA and lipopolysaccharide (LPS). After interaction with their ligands, TLRs initiate innate responses that are manifested by activating cells and inducing expression of cytokines that help mediate adaptive immune responses. TLR ligands (TLR-Ls) have the potential to be used prophylactically (alone) or as vaccine adjuvants to promote host immunity. Encapsulating TLR-Ls in nanoparticles, such as Poly (d,l-lactic-co-glycolic acid), may prolong responses through sustained release of the ligands...
October 25, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125649/milker-s-nodule-an-occupational-infection-and-threat-to-the-immunocompromised
#19
REVIEW
Nancy S Handler, M Z Handler, Andris Rubins, Silvestr Rubins, Marcis Septe, Camila K Janniger, Robert A Schwartz
Milker's nodule virus, also called paravaccinia virus is a DNA virus of the parapoxvirus genus transmitted from infected cows to humans. It results from contact with cattle, cattle byproducts, or fomites. Classified as an occupational disorder, those at risk of exposure include farmers, butchers, and agricultural tourists. The viral infection begins 5-15 days after inoculation as an erythematous-purple, round nodule with a clear depressed center, and a surrounding erythematous ring. While familiar to those in farming communities, the presence of the nodule may be concerning to others, particularly the immunosuppressed...
November 10, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124314/prophylactic-dna-vaccine-targeting-foxp3-regulatory-t-cells-depletes-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells-and-improves-anti-melanoma-immune-responses-in-a-murine-model
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Afshin Namdar, Reza Mirzaei, Arash Memarnejadian, Roobina Boghosian, Morteza Samadi, Hamid Reza Mirzaei, Hamid Farajifard, Mehdi Zavar, Kayhan Azadmanesh, Shokrollah Elahi, Farshid Noorbakhsh, Abbas Rezaei, Jamshid Hadjati
Regulatory T cells (Treg) and myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSC) are the two important and interactive immunosuppressive components of the tumor microenvironment that hamper anti-tumor immune responses. Therefore, targeting these two populations together might be beneficial for overcoming immune suppression in the tumor microenvironment. We have recently shown that prophylactic Foxp3 DNA/recombinant protein vaccine (Foxp3 vaccine) promotes immunity against Treg in tumor-free conditions. In the present study, we investigated the immune modulatory effects of a prophylactic regimen of the redesigned Foxp3 vaccine in the B16F10 melanoma model...
November 9, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
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