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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909791/immunological-evaluation-of-a-dna-cocktail-vaccine-with-co-delivery-of-calcium-phosphate-nanoparticles-capns-against-the-toxoplasma-gondii-rh-strain-in-balb-c-mice
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Mohammad Taghi Rahimi, Shahabeddin Sarvi, Mahdi Sharif, Saeid Abediankenari, Ehsan Ahmadpour, Reza Valadan, Mahdi Fasihi- Ramandie, Seyed-Abdollah Hosseini, Ahmad Daryani
Many recent studies have been conducted to evaluate protective immunity mediated by DNA vaccines against toxoplasmosis. Cocktail DNA vaccines showed better immune responses compared to single vaccines. The objective of the current study was to evaluate the protective efficacy of rhomboid 4 (ROM4) and cocktail DNA vaccines (ROM4 + GRA14) of the Toxoplasma gondii RH strain with or without coated calcium phosphate nanoparticles (CaPNs) as the adjuvant to improve the immunogenicity against the T. gondii RH strain in BALB/c mice...
December 2, 2016: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905473/carcinogenic-human-papillomavirus-infection
#2
Mark Schiffman, John Doorbar, Nicolas Wentzensen, Silvia de Sanjosé, Carole Fakhry, Bradley J Monk, Margaret A Stanley, Silvia Franceschi
Infections with human papillomavirus (HPV) are common and transmitted by direct contact. Although the great majority of infections resolve within 2 years, 13 phylogenetically related, sexually transmitted HPV genotypes, notably HPV16, cause - if not controlled immunologically or by screening - virtually all cervical cancers worldwide, a large fraction of other anogenital cancers and an increasing proportion of oropharyngeal cancers. The carcinogenicity of these HPV types results primarily from the activity of the oncoproteins E6 and E7, which impair growth regulatory pathways...
December 1, 2016: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905279/cloning-of-the-dna-vaccine-candidate-lack-gene-of-leishmania-infantum
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Serkan Karaca, Şirin Sahra Ceylan, Süleyman Yazar, Salih Kuk
OBJECTIVE: Leishmaniasis is caused by an obligate intracellular protozoa belonging to Leishmania genus and listed among major tropical diseases by WHO. Because of the high costs, toxicity, and adverse effects of routinely used compounds in the treatment, alternative treatment and vaccine studies are underway. An effective vaccine has not been developed to date. In this study, we aimed to clone one of the most promising DNA vaccine candidates: the homolog-activated C kinase (LACK) gene of Leishmania infantum...
September 2016: Türkiye Parazitolojii Dergisi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903271/differential-humoral-and-cellular-immunity-induced-by-vaccination-using-plasmid-dna-and-protein-recombinant-expressing-the-ns3-protein-of-dengue-virus-type-3
#4
M L Hurtado-Melgoza, A Ramos-Ligonio, L M Álvarez-Rodríguez, T Meza-Menchaca, A López-Monteon
BACKGROUND: The dengue non-structural 3 (NS3) is a multifunctional protein, containing a serine-protease domain, located at the N-terminal portion, and helicase, NTPase and RTPase domains present in the C-terminal region. This protein is considered the main target for CD4+ and CD8+ T cell responses during dengue infection, which may be involved in protection. However, few studies have been undertaken evaluating the use of this protein as a protective antigen against dengue, as well as other flavivirus...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902909/marek-s-disease-in-backyard-chickens-a-study-of-pathologic-findings-and-viral-loads-in-tumorous-and-nontumorous-birds
#5
Aslı Mete, Radhika Gharpure, Maurice E Pitesky, Dan Famini, Karen Sverlow, John Dunn
Marek's disease (MD) is a major cause of mortality in backyard chickens. The diagnosis of MD is complex, however, and knowledge of Marek's disease virus (MDV) in spontaneous field cases such as in backyard chickens is largely unknown. In this study, 40 backyard chickens with a presumptive MD diagnosis based on histologic lymphoid infiltrations in peripheral nerves with and without lymphomas were investigated. Twenty-eight of the birds were submitted to the diagnostic laboratory for disease explorations, and 12 chickens were from a flock in which some members demonstrated anisocoria and pupil irregularities compatible with ocular MD...
December 2016: Avian Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900264/a-genomic-study-on-distribution-of-human-leukocyte-antigen-hla-a-and-hla-b-alleles-in-lak-population-of-iran
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Farhad Shahsavar, Ali-Mohammad Varzi, Seyyed Amir Yasin Ahmadi
Anthropological studies based on the highly polymorphic gene, human leukocyte antigen (HLA), provide useful information for bone marrow donor registry, forensic medicine, disease association studies, as well as infertility treatment, designing peptide vaccines against tumors, and infectious or autoimmune diseases. The aim of this study was to determine HLA-A and HLA-B allele frequencies in 100 unrelated Lak/lᴂk/individuals from Lorestan province of Iran. Finally, we compared the results with that previously described in Iranian population...
March 2017: Genomics Data
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900002/therapeutic-targeting-of-liver-cancer-with-a-recombinant-dna-vaccine-containing-the-hemagglutinin-neuraminidase-gene-of-newcastle-disease-virus-via-apoptotic-dependent-pathways
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Li-Gang Chen, Yuan-Sheng Liu, Tang-Hui Zheng, Xu Chen, Ping Li, Chuan-Xing Xiao, Jian-Lin Ren
A total of ~38.6 million mortalities occur due to liver cancer annually, worldwide. Although a variety of therapeutic methods are available, the efficacy of treatment at present is extremely limited due to an increased risk of malignancy and inherently poor prognosis of liver cancer. Gene therapy is considered a promising option, and has shown notable potential for the comprehensive therapy of liver cancer, in keeping with advances that have been made in the development of cancer molecular biology. The present study aimed to investigate the synergistic effects of the abilities of the hemagglutinin neuraminidase protein of Newcastle disease virus (NDV), the pro-apoptotic factor apoptin from chicken anaemia virus, and the interferon-γ inducer interleukin-18 (IL-18) in antagonizing liver cancer...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899335/design-and-characterization-of-plasmids-encoding-antigenic-peptides-of-aha1-from-aeromonas-hydrophila-as-prospective-fish-vaccines
#8
Pradipta R Rauta, Bismita Nayak, Gabriel A Monteiro, Marília Mateus
The current investigation aimed at designing DNA vaccines against Aeromonas hydrophila infections. The DNA vaccine candidates were designed to express two antigenic outer membrane protein (Aha1) peptides and to be delivered by a nanoparticle-based delivery system. Gene sequences of conserved regions of antigenic Aha1 [aha1(211-381), aha1(211-381)opt, aha1(703-999) and aha1(703-999)opt] were cloned into pVAX-GFP expression vector. The selected DNA vaccine candidates were purified from E. coli DH5α and transfected into Chinese hamster ovary cells...
November 26, 2016: Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898568/whole-exome-sequencing-to-identify-novel-biological-pathways-associated-with-infertility-after-pelvic-inflammatory-disease
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Brandie D Taylor, Xiaojing Zheng, Toni Darville, Wujuan Zhong, Kranti Konganti, Olayinka Abiodun-Ojo, Roberta B Ness, Catherine M O'Connell, Catherine L Haggerty
BACKGROUND: Ideal management of sexually transmitted infections (STI) may require risk markers for pathology or vaccine development. Previously, we identified common genetic variants associated with chlamydial pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and reduced fecundity. As this explains only a proportion of the long-term morbidity risk, we used whole-exome sequencing to identify biological pathways that may be associated with STI-related infertility. METHODS: We obtained stored DNA from 43 non-Hispanic black women with PID from the PID Evaluation and Clinical Health Study...
November 28, 2016: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895620/excessive-cytosolic-dna-fragments-as-a-potential-trigger-of-graves-disease-an-encrypted-message-sent-by-animal-models
#10
REVIEW
Yuqian Luo, Aya Yoshihara, Kenzaburo Oda, Yuko Ishido, Koichi Suzuki
Graves' hyperthyroidism is caused by autoantibodies directed against the thyroid-stimulating hormone receptor (TSHR) that mimic the action of TSH. The establishment of Graves' hyperthyroidism in experimental animals has proven to be an important approach to dissect the mechanisms of self-tolerance breakdown that lead to the production of thyroid-stimulating TSHR autoantibodies (TSAbs). "Shimojo's model" was the first successful Graves' animal model, wherein immunization with fibroblasts cells expressing TSHR and a major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class II molecule, but not either alone, induced TSAb production in AKR/N (H-2(k)) mice...
2016: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895595/moving-from-histopathology-to-molecular-tools-in-the-diagnosis-of-molluscs-diseases-of-concern-under-eu-legislation
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REVIEW
Raquel Aranguren, Antonio Figueras
One of the main factors limiting molluscs production is the presence of pathogens and diseases. Disease agent transfer via transfers of live molluscs has been a major cause of disease outbreaks and epizootics. Because of that, the European Union has adopted several decisions and directives, the last in 2006 (2006/88/EC) to control movements of marine organisms over the European countries. Once the disease is established in a determined area its eradication is a complicated task because life cycle of pathogens are not completely known and only a good and early diagnosis of the disease could be the most appropriate way to deal with it...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895290/comparison-of-phenotypic-and-genotypic-profiles-among-caprine-and-ovine-mycoplasma-ovipneumoniae-strains
#12
Z Maksimović, C De la Fe, J Amores, Á Gómez-Martín, M Rifatbegović
Mycoplasma ovipneumoniae (Movp) is considered to be one of the most important mycoplasmas causing respiratory disease in small ruminants. Most epidemiologic and characterisation studies have been conducted on strains collected from sheep. Information on the presence and characteristics of Movp in healthy and pneumonic goats is limited. Phenotypic or genotypic differences between sheep and goat isolates have never been studied. The objective of our study was to characterise and compare the similarities and differences between caprine and ovine Movp strains isolated from affected and asymptomatic animals in order to elucidate phenotypic and genotypic variability...
November 28, 2016: Veterinary Record
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894993/new-adenoviruses-from-new-primate-hosts-growing-diversity-reveals-taxonomic-weak-points
#13
Dadáková Eva, Chrudimský Tomáš, Brožová Kristýna, Modrý David, Celer Vladimír, Hrazdilová Kristýna
The knowledge of the closest human relatives of human adenoviruses (AdVs) such as adenoviruses found in nonhuman primates is still limited, despite the growing importance of adenoviruses in vaccine development, gene and cancer therapy. We examined 153 stool samples of 17 non-human primate species and detected adenoviral DNA sequences of DNA polymerase (DPOL) gene in 54 samples (35 %), originating from 12 out of 17 primate species. We further sequenced 15 hexon gene fragments and based on the phylogenetic analysis we propose two new provisional species SAdV-H and SAdV-I...
November 25, 2016: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894716/characterization-of-guinea-pig-t-cell-responses-elicited-after-ep-assisted-delivery-of-dna-vaccines-to-the-skin
#14
Katherine Schultheis, Hubert Schaefer, Bryan S Yung, Janet Oh, Karuppiah Muthumani, Laurent Humeau, Kate E Broderick, Trevor R F Smith
The skin is an ideal target tissue for vaccine delivery for a number of reasons. It is highly accessible, and most importantly, enriched in professional antigen presenting cells. Possessing strong similarities to human skin physiology and displaying a defined epidermis, the guinea pig is an appropriate model to study epidermal delivery of vaccine. However, whilst we have characterized the humoral responses in the guinea pig associated with skin vaccine protocols we have yet to investigate the T cell responses...
November 25, 2016: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892722/present-and-future-dna-vaccines-for-chronic-hepatitis-b-treatment
#15
Lucyna Cova
With at least 240 million hepatitis B virus (HBV) carriers worldwide, being at a high risk of cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), chronic hepatitis B remains a major public health issue. Because current antiviral treatments are only virostatic, there is an urgent need for the development of innovative anti-HBV strategies leading to the functional cure. In this context, DNA-based vaccines appear as a promising approach. Area covered: In this review, the authors summarize the pertinent features of DNA vaccines for chronic hepatitis B therapy...
November 28, 2016: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891400/prevalence-of-human-papilloma-virus-infection-in-young-primiparous-women-during-postpartum-period-study-from-a-tertiary-care-center-in-northern-india
#16
Alpana Garg, Vanita Suri, Raje Nijhawan, Neelam Aggarwal, Ritu Aggarwal, Charu Guleria, Mili Thakur
INTRODUCTION: Assessment of high-risk Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) prevalence is important for monitoring long-term decrease in cervical cancer after implementation of the prophylactic HPV vaccination. AIM: To determine the prevalence of high-risk HPV infection and cytological abnormalities in young primiparous women in the age group of 16-26years. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 214 primiparous women aged 16-26years were recruited from a public tertiary health care center postpartum clinic between June 2013 and May 2014...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888074/toxoplasma-gondii-immune-mapped-protein-1-is-anchored-to-the-inner-leaflet-of-the-plasma-membrane-and-adopts-a-novel-protein-fold
#17
Yonggen Jia, Stefi Benjamin, Qun Liu, Yingqi Xu, Sunil Kumar Dogga, Jing Liu, Stephen Matthews, Dominique Soldati-Favre
The immune mapped protein 1 (IMP1) was first identified as a protective antigen in Eimeria maxima and described as vaccine candidate and invasion factor in Toxoplasma gondii. We show here that TgIMP1 localizes to the inner leaflet of plasma membrane (PM) via dual acylation. Mutations either in the N-terminal myristoylation or palmitoylation sites (G2 and C5) cause relocalization of TgIMP1 to the cytosol. The first 11 amino acids are sufficient for PM targeting and the presence of lysine (K7) is critical. Disruption of TgIMP1 gene by double homologous recombination revealed no invasion defect or any measurable alteration in the lytic cycle of tachyzoites...
November 22, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885748/protective-efficacy-and-hepatitis-b-virus-clearance-in-mice-enhanced-by-cell-mediated-immunity-with-novel-prime-boost-regimens
#18
X Chuai, P Chen, H Chen, W Wang, Y Deng, L Ruan, W Li, W Tan
In this study, anti-hepatitis B virus (HBV) immunity was evaluated in mice using several regimens of the HBV recombinant protein vaccine HBSS1 that expressed in CHO cells containing S (1-223 aa) and preS1 (21-47 aa) and recombinant adenovirus rAdSS1 vaccine. Further, the protective efficacy of these vaccine regimens was studied in a mouse model. High titres of antigen-specific antibodies and neutralizing activity were elicited in mice after vaccination. However, robust multi-antigen (preS1 and S)-specific cell-mediated immunity (CMI) was only detected in mice primed with HBSS1 and boosted with rAdSS1...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884809/construction-of-a-streptococcus-agalactiae-phob-mutant-and-evaluation-of-its-potential-as-an-attenuated-modified-live-vaccine-in-golden-pompano-trachinotus-ovatus
#19
Xiaohui Cai, Bei Wang, Yinhui Peng, Yuan Li, Yishan Lu, Yucong Huang, Jichang Jian, Zaohe Wu
Streptococcus agalactiae is a Gram-positive pathogen that can survive inside professional phagocytes and nonphagocytic cells to cause septicemia and meningoencephalitis in freshwater and marine fish. However, vaccines based on extracellular products (ECP) and formalin-killed whole S. agalactiae cells, as well as subunit vaccine are unable to protect fish from infection by variant serotypes S. agalactiae. The search for live attenuated vaccine with highly conserved and virulent-related genes is essential for producing a vaccine to help understand and control streptococcosis In this study, the phoB gene was cloned from pathogenic S...
November 21, 2016: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884171/molecular-characterization-and-protective-efficacy-of-silent-information-regulator-2a-from-eimeria-tenella
#20
Hui Dong, Sihan Yang, Qiping Zhao, Hongyu Han, Shunhai Zhu, Xuelong Zhu, Cong Li, Ziwen Wang, Weili Xia, Qifei Men, Liangyu Yang, Bing Huang
BACKGROUND: Silent information regulator 2 (SIR2) proteins are a family of NAD + -dependent protein deacetylases that are considered potential targets for anti-parasitic agents. In this study, we cloned and characterized SIR2A of the protozoan parasite Eimeria tenella (EtSIR2A) and investigated its protective efficacy as a DNA vaccine. METHODS: The EtSIR2A gene encoding 33.37 kDa protein from E. tenella second-generation merozoites was cloned, and recombinant EtSIR2A protein (rEtSIR2A) was produced in an Escherichia coli expression system...
November 25, 2016: Parasites & Vectors
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