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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351298/construction-of-an-infectious-horsepox-virus-vaccine-from-chemically-synthesized-dna-fragments
#1
Ryan S Noyce, Seth Lederman, David H Evans
Edward Jenner and his contemporaries believed that his variolae vaccinae originated in horses and molecular analyses show that modern vaccinia virus (VACV) strains share common ancestry with horsepox virus (HPXV). Given concerns relating to the toxicity of modern VACV vaccines, we asked whether an HPXV-based vaccine might provide a superior alternative. Since HPXV may be extinct and the only specimen of HPXV that has been identified is unavailable for investigation, we explored whether HPXV could be obtained by large-scale gene synthesis...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348820/effects-of-different-cytokines-on-immune-responses-of-rainbow-trout-in-a-virus-dna-vaccination-model
#2
Yongsheng Cao, Qiya Zhang, Liming Xu, Shaowu Li, Di Wang, Jingzhuang Zhao, Hongbai Liu, Jian Feng, Tongyan Lu
Seven rainbow trout cytokine genes (interleukin (IL)-2, IL-8, IL-15, IL-17, IL-1β, intracellular interferon (iIFN) 1a, and IFN-γ2) were evaluated for their adjuvant effects on a DNA vaccine, called pG, containing the glycoprotein gene of infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus (IHNV). Distinct DNA constructs in expression plasmid pcDNA3.1 encoding a cytokine gene were generated. Immunofluorescence assays in rainbow trout gonadal cells demonstrated successful protein expression from all these constructs. Subsequently, fish were immunized with pG alone or together with a cytokine expression plasmid...
December 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346287/development-of-zika-virus-vaccines
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REVIEW
Huda Makhluf, Sujan Shresta
Zika virus (ZIKV) is a mosquito-borne flavivirus that emerged as a global threat following the most recent outbreak in Brazil in 2015. ZIKV infection of pregnant women is associated with fetal abnormalities such as microcephaly, and infection of adults can lead to Guillain-Barré syndrome, an autoimmune disease characterized by neurological deficits. Although there are currently licensed vaccines for other flaviviruses, there remains an urgent need for preventative vaccines against ZIKV infection. Herein we describe the current efforts to accelerate the development of ZIKV vaccines using various platforms, including live attenuated virus, inactivated virus, DNA and RNA, viral vectors, and in silico-predicted immunogenic viral epitopes...
January 18, 2018: Vaccines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344211/prevalence-of-hpv-infection-among-hiv-positive-and-hiv-negative-women-in-central-eastern-italy-strategies-of-prevention
#4
Edoardo Tartaglia, Katia Falasca, Jacopo Vecchiet, Giovanna Paola Sabusco, Giovanna Picciano, Roberto Di Marco, Claudio Ucciferri
The present cross-sectional-study aimed to determine the prevalence of human papillomavirus (HPV)-genotypes among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive and -negative women in Central/Eastern Italy, and to identify the optimal strategies for effective HPV-prevention in each group. A representative sample of HIV-negative (150/200) and -positive (50/200) women, who underwent cervico-vaginal-swabbing. Swabs were analysed for a cytological screening and for a HPV-DNA-genotyping-test. A total of 66/200 swabs resulted HPV-positive...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342954/a-built-in-cpg-adjuvant-in-rsv-f-protein-dna-vaccine-drives-a-th1-polarized-and-enhanced-protective-immune-response
#5
Yao Ma, Yue-Ying Jiao, Yun-Zhou Yu, Nan Jiang, Ying Hua, Xiu-Juan Zhang, Yuan-Hui Fu, Xiang-Lei Peng, Yan-Peng Zheng, Larry J Anderson, Jin-Sheng He
Human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the most significant cause of acute lower respiratory infection in children. However, there is no licensed vaccine available. Here, we investigated the effect of five or 20 copies of C-Class of CpG ODN (CpG-C) motif incorporated into a plasmid DNA vaccine encoding RSV fusion (F) glycoprotein on the vaccine-induced immune response. The addition of CpG-C motif enhanced serum binding and virus-neutralizing antibody responses in BALB/c mice immunized with the DNA vaccines...
January 15, 2018: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341877/characterizing-the-effects-of-insertion-of-a-5-2%C3%A2-kb-region-of-a-vacv-genome-which-contains-known-immune-evasion-genes-on-mva-immunogenicity
#6
Melissa R Ryerson, Joanna L Shisler
Modified Vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA) is an attenuated Vaccinia virus (VACV) that is a popular vaccine vector candidate against many different pathogens. Its replication-restricted nature makes it a safe vaccine. However, higher doses or multiple boosts of MVA are necessary to elicit an immune response similar to wild-type VACV. Multiple strategies have been used to create modified MVA viruses that remain safe, but have increased immunogenicity. For example, one common strategy is to delete MVA immunomodulatory proteins in hopes of increasing the host immune response...
January 13, 2018: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341430/tuberculosis-vaccines-opportunities-and-challenges
#7
REVIEW
Bingdong Zhu, Hazel M Dockrell, Tom H M Ottenhoff, Thomas G Evans, Ying Zhang
Tuberculosis (TB) is a serious disease around the world. Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) is the only TB vaccine licensed for use in human beings, and is effective in protecting infants and children against severe miliary and meningeal TB. However, BCG's protective efficacy is variable in adults. Novel TB vaccine candidates being developed include whole-cell vaccines (recombinant BCG (rBCG), attenuated Mycobacterium tuberculosis, killed M. tuberculosis or Mycobacterium vaccae), adjuvanted protein subunit vaccines, viral vector-delivered subunit vaccines, plasmid DNA vaccines, RNA-based vaccines etc...
January 17, 2018: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337375/transfection-by-electroporation
#8
Huntington Potter, Richard Heller
Electroporation-the use of high-voltage electric shocks to introduce DNA into cells-can be used with most cell types, yields a high frequency of both stable transformation and transient gene expression, and, because it requires fewer steps, can be easier than alternate techniques. This unit describes electroporation of mammalian cells, including ES cells for the preparation of knock-out, knock-in, and transgenic mice. Protocols are described for the use of electroporation in vivo to perform gene therapy for cancer therapy and DNA vaccination...
January 16, 2018: Current Protocols in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334492/anti-il-10-mediated-enhancement-of-antitumor-efficacy-of-a-dendritic-cell-targeting-mip3%C3%AE-gp100-vaccine-in-the-b16f10-mouse-melanoma-model-is-dependent-on-type-i-interferons
#9
James T Gordy, Kun Luo, Brian Francica, Charles Drake, Richard B Markham
The chemokine MIP3α (CCL20) binds to CCR6 on immature dendritic cells. Vaccines fusing MIP3α to gp100 have been shown to be effective in therapeutically reducing melanoma tumor burden and prolonging survival in a mouse model. Other studies have provided evidence that interleukin-10 (IL-10) neutralizing antibodies (αIL-10) enhance immunologic melanoma therapies by modulating the tolerogenic tumor microenvironment. In the current study, we have utilized the B16F10 syngeneic mouse melanoma model to demonstrate for the first time that a therapy neutralizing IL-10 enhances the antitumor efficacy of a MIP3α-gp100 DNA vaccine, leading to significantly smaller tumors, slower growing tumors, and overall increases in mouse survival...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330557/linear-doggybone-dna-vaccine-induces-similar-immunological-responses-to-conventional-plasmid-dna-independently-of-immune-recognition-by-tlr9-in-a-pre-clinical-model
#10
Alex Allen, Chuan Wang, Lisa J Caproni, Gessa Sugiyarto, Elena Harden, Leon R Douglas, Patrick J Duriez, Kinga Karbowniczek, Jon Extance, Paul J Rothwell, Ifeayinwa Orefo, John P Tite, Freda K Stevenson, Christian H Ottensmeier, Natalia Savelyeva
Vaccination with DNA that encodes cancer antigens is a simple and convenient way to raise immunity against cancer and has already shown promise in the clinical setting. Conventional plasmid DNA is commonly used which together with the encoded antigen also includes bacterial immunostimulatory CpG motifs to target the DNA sensor Toll-like receptor 9. Recently DNA vaccines using doggybone DNA (dbDNA™), have been developed without the use of bacteria. The cell-free process relies on the use of Phi29 DNA polymerase to amplify the template followed by protelomerase TelN to complete individual closed linear DNA...
January 12, 2018: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330501/novel-endogenous-simian-retroviral-integrations-in-vero-cells-implications-for-quality-control-of-a-human-vaccine-cell-substrate
#11
Chisato Sakuma, Tsuyoshi Sekizuka, Makoto Kuroda, Fumio Kasai, Kyoko Saito, Masaki Ikeda, Toshiyuki Yamaji, Naoki Osada, Kentaro Hanada
African green monkey (AGM)-derived Vero cells have been utilized to produce various human vaccines. The Vero cell genome harbors a variety of simian endogenous type D retrovirus (SERV) sequences. In this study, a transcriptome analysis showed that DNA hypomethylation released the epigenetic repression of SERVs in Vero cells. Moreover, comparative genomic analysis of three Vero cell sublines and an AGM reference revealed that the genomes of the sublines have ~80 SERV integrations. Among them, ~60 integrations are present within all three cell sublines and absent from the reference sequence...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329556/cancer-immunotherapy-beyond-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors
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REVIEW
Julian A Marin-Acevedo, Aixa E Soyano, Bhagirathbhai Dholaria, Keith L Knutson, Yanyan Lou
Malignant cells have the capacity to rapidly grow exponentially and spread in part by suppressing, evading, and exploiting the host immune system. Immunotherapy is a form of oncologic treatment directed towards enhancing the host immune system against cancer. In recent years, manipulation of immune checkpoints or pathways has emerged as an important and effective form of immunotherapy. Agents that target cytotoxic T lymphocyte-associated molecule-4 (CTLA-4), programmed cell death receptor-1 (PD-1), and programmed cell death ligand-1 (PD-L1) are the most widely studied and recognized...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325821/dna-vaccine-encoding-myristoylated-membrane-protein-mmp-of-rock-bream-iridovirus-rbiv-induces-protective-immunity-in-rock-bream-oplegnathus-fasciatus
#13
Myung-Hwa Jung, Chamilani Nikapitiya, Sung-Ju Jung
Rock bream iridovirus (RBIV) causes severe mass mortalities in rock bream (Oplegnathus fasciatus) in Korea. In this study, we investigated the potential of viral membrane protein to induce antiviral status protecting rock bream against RBIV infection. We found that fish administered with ORF008L (myristoylated membrane protein, MMP) vaccine exhibited significantly higher levels of survival compared to ORF007L (major capsid protein, MCP). Moreover, ORF008L-based DNA vaccinated fish showed significant protection at 4 and 8 weeks post vaccination (wpv) than non-vaccinated fish after infected with RBIV (6...
January 8, 2018: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325070/vaccine-induced-antibody-responses-modify-the-association-between-t-cell-immune-responses-and-hiv-1-infection-risk-in-hvtn-505
#14
Youyi Fong, Xiaoying Shen, Vicki C Ashley, Aaron Deal, Kelly E Seaton, Chenchen Yu, Shannon P Grant, Guido Ferrari, Allan C deCamp, Robert T Bailer, Richard A Koup, David Montefiori, Barton F Haynes, Marcella Sarzotti-Kelsoe, Barney S Graham, Lindsay N Carpp, Scott M Hammer, Magda Sobieszczyk, Shelly Karuna, Edith Swann, Edwin DeJesus, Mark Mulligan, Ian Frank, Susan Buchbinder, Richard M Novak, M Juliana McElrath, Spyros Kalams, Michael Keefer, Nicole A Frahm, Holly E Janes, Peter B Gilbert, Georgia D Tomaras
Background: HVTN 505 was an HIV-1 preventive vaccine efficacy trial of a DNA/recombinant adenovirus serotype 5 (rAd5) vaccine regimen. We assessed antibody responses measured one month post-final vaccination (Month 7) as correlates of HIV-1 acquisition risk. Methods: Binding antibody responses were quantified in serum samples from 25 primary endpoint vaccine cases (diagnosed with HIV-1 infection between Month 7 and 24) and 125 randomly sampled frequency-matched vaccine controls (HIV-1 negative at Month 24)...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320562/m1-like-macrophages-change-tumor-blood-vessels-and-microenvironment-in-murine-melanoma
#15
Magdalena Jarosz-Biej, Natalia Kamińska, Sybilla Matuszczak, Tomasz Cichoń, Jolanta Pamuła-Piłat, Justyna Czapla, Ryszard Smolarczyk, Daria Skwarzyńska, Klaudia Kulik, Stanisław Szala
Tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) play a significant role in at least two key processes underlying neoplastic progression: angiogenesis and immune surveillance. TAMs phenotypic changes play important role in tumor vessel abnormalization/ normalization. M2-like TAMs stimulate immunosuppression and formation of defective tumor blood vessels leading to tumor progression. In contrast M1-like TAMs trigger immune response and normalize irregular tumor vascular network which should sensitize cancer cells to chemo- and radiotherapy and lead to tumor growth regression...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317874/molecular-cloning-expression-and-characterization-of-plasmid-encoding-rhomboid-4-rom4-of-tachyzoite-of-toxoplasma-gondii-rh-strain
#16
Mohammad Taghi Rahimi, Shahabeddin Sarvi, Mahdi Sharif, Saeid Abediankenari, Ehsan Ahmadpour, Reza Valadan, Ahmad Daryani
Background: The objective of this study was to clone, express and characterize the gene encoding rhomboid 4 (ROM4) proteins, a vital gene in surface adhesion and host cell invasion process of tachyzoite of T. gondii in an appropriate expression vector and eukaryotic cell for production of recombinant protein. Methods: Toxoplasma RNA was isolated from tachyzoites (RH strain) and complementary DNA was synthesized. Oligonucleotide primer pair was designed based on Toxoplasma ROM4 gene sequence with XhoI and EcoRI restriction sites at 5' end of forward and reverse primers, respectively...
October 2017: Iranian Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317873/construction-and-identification-of-a-recombinant-plasmid-encoding-echinococcus-granulosus-oncosphere-antigen-eg95
#17
Nahideh Mazaheri, Abdolhossein Dalimi, Majid Pirestani, Farnoosh Jameie, Mehdi Mohebali, Mohamad Bagher Rokni
Background: Cystic echinococcosis (CE), as a zoonotic disease cause to health threat and economic losses. Despite implemented control programs, few countries have been able to decrease or eliminate this infection. Vaccination of the intermediate host offers an additional strategy to control the parasite transmission and EG95 antigen is considered more than the others in the vaccine issue. According to the high protection induced by the EG95 recombinant vaccine, this study was designed to construct recombinant plasmid formulation of EG95 antigen...
October 2017: Iranian Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317110/cationic-liposomes-formulated-with-a-novel-whole-leishmania-lysate-wll-as-a-vaccine-for-leishmaniasis-in-murine-model
#18
Iman Jafari, Vahid Heravi Shargh, Maryam Shahryari, Azam Abbasi, Mahmoud Reza Jaafari, Ali Khamesipour, Ali Badiee
Although there have been numerous attempts to develop a successful vaccine against leishmaniasis, based on the clinical trial in this field, no vaccine against Leishmania in routine way can be found for globally effective vaccination in human. Amongst, first generation vaccines consisting of parasite fractions or whole killed Leishmania showed more successful results in clinical trials. It seems that the main reason for the low efficacy of these vaccines is lack of a suitable adjuvant. In this study, a crude extract of detergent-solubilized L...
December 28, 2017: Immunobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316817/therapeutic-dna-vaccines-for-human-papillomavirus-and-associated-diseases
#19
Max A Cheng, Emily Farmer, Claire Huang, John Lin, Chien-Fu Hung, T-C Wu
Human papillomavirus (HPV) has long been recognized as the causative agent of cervical cancer. High-risk HPV types 16 and 18 alone, are responsible for over 70% of all cases of cervical cancers. More recently, HPV has been identified as an etiological factor for several other forms of cancers, including oropharyngeal, anogenital, and skin. Thus, the association of HPV with these malignancies creates opportunity for the control of these HPV lesions and HPV-associated malignancies through immunization. Strategies to prevent or to therapeutically treat HPV infections have been developed and are still pushing innovative boundaries...
January 9, 2018: Human Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315776/protective-efficacy-of-a-dna-vaccine-encoding-cap-of-porcine-circovirus-like-virus-p1-against-porcine-circovirus-2-in-mice
#20
Dan Zhang, Kongwang He, Libin Wen, Hongjie Fan
The capsid protein is the major immunogenic protein of porcine circovirus 2 (PCV2). The nucleotide sequence of porcine-circovirus-like virus P1shares high homology with open reading frame (ORF) 2 of PCV2, and ORF1 of P1 encodes its structural protein. Mice were vaccinated twice intramuscularly with a plasmid expressing the P1 ORF1 protein (pcDNA3.1(+)-ORF1) at 2-week intervals. All animals vaccinated with pcDNA3.1(+)-ORF1 developed higher specific anti-P1 antibody levels, and had less PCV2 viremia and milder histopathological changes than PCV2-challenged mice in the control group...
January 8, 2018: Microbiology and Immunology
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