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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327439/an-in-silico-functional-annotation-and-screening-of-potential-drug-targets-derived-from-leishmania-spp-hypothetical-proteins-identified-by-immunoproteomics
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Miguel A Chávez-Fumagalli, Mônica S Schneider, Daniela P Lage, Ricardo A Machado-de-Ávila, Eduardo A F Coelho
Leishmaniasis is a parasitic disease caused by the protozoan of the Leishmania genus. While no human vaccine is available, drugs such as pentavalent antimonials, pentamidine and amphotericin B are used for treat the patients. However, the high toxicity of these pharmaceutics, the emergence of parasite resistance and/or their high cost have showed to the urgent need of identify new targets to be employed in the improvement of the treatment against leishmaniasis. In a recent immunoproteomics approach performed in the Leishmania infantum species, 104 antigenic proteins were recognized by antibodies in sera of visceral leishmaniasis (VL) dogs...
March 19, 2017: Experimental Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321221/leishmania-donovani-nucleoside-hydrolase-nh36-domains-induce-t-cell-cytokine-responses-in-human-visceral-leishmaniasis
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Micheli Luize Barbosa Santos, Dirlei Nico, Fabrícia Alvisi de Oliveira, Aline Silva Barreto, Iam Palatnik-de-Sousa, Eugenia Carrillo, Javier Moreno, Paula Mello de Luca, Alexandre Morrot, Daniela Santoro Rosa, Marcos Palatnik, Cristiane Bani-Corrêa, Roque Pacheco de Almeida, Clarisa Beatriz Palatnik-de-Sousa
Development of immunoprotection against visceral leishmaniasis (VL) focused on the identification of antigens capable of inducing a Th1 immune response. Alternatively, antigens targeting the CD8 and T-regulatory responses are also relevant in VL pathogenesis and worthy of being included in a preventive human vaccine. We assessed in active and cured patients and VL asymptomatic subjects the clinical signs and cytokine responses to the Leishmania donovani nucleoside hydrolase NH36 antigen and its N-(F1), central (F2) and C-terminal (F3) domains...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315221/t-cell-proliferation-assay-determination-of-immunodominant-t-cell-epitopes-of-food-allergens
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Madhan Masilamani, Mariona Pascal, Hugh A Sampson
Characterization of allergen-specific T cells is critical to understand their contribution to disease pathogenesis. The identification of immunodominant T-cell epitopes is crucial for development of T-cell-based vaccines. Peptide-specific T-cell proliferation studies are usually performed in a library of short synthetic peptides (15mer or 20mer) with 3 or 5 offset spanning the entire length of the allergen. T-cell peptide epitopes lack the primary and tertiary structure of the native protein to cross-link IgE, but retain the ability to stimulate T cells...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303031/a-biologically-validated-hcv-e1e2-heterodimer-structural-model
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Matteo Castelli, Nicola Clementi, Jennifer Pfaff, Giuseppe A Sautto, Roberta A Diotti, Roberto Burioni, Benjamin J Doranz, Matteo Dal Peraro, Massimo Clementi, Nicasio Mancini
The design of vaccine strategies and the development of drugs targeting the early stages of Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection are hampered by the lack of structural information about its surface glycoproteins E1 and E2, the two constituents of HCV entry machinery. Despite the recent crystal resolution of limited versions of both proteins in truncated form, a complete picture of the E1E2 complex is still missing. Here we combined deep computational analysis of E1E2 secondary, tertiary and quaternary structure with functional and immunological mutational analysis across E1E2 in order to propose an in silico model for the ectodomain of the E1E2 heterodimer...
March 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301280/panblok-h1-advax-h1n1-2009pdm-vaccine-insights-into-rapid-development-of-an-delta-inulin-adjuvanted-recombinant-pandemic-influenza-vaccine
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Yoshikazu Honda-Okubo, Harinda Rajapaksha, Dimitar Sajkov, David Gordon, Manon M J Cox, Nikolai Petrovsky
Timely vaccine supply is critical during influenza pandemics but is impeded by current virus-based manufacturing methods. The 2009 H1N1/2009pdm 'swine flu' pandemic reinforced the need for innovation in pandemic vaccine design. We report on insights gained during rapid development of a pandemic vaccine based on recombinant haemagglutinin (rHA) formulated with Advax™ delta inulin adjuvant (Panblok-H1/Advax). Panblok-H1/Advax was designed and manufactured within 1 month of the pandemic declaration by WHO and successfully entered human clinical testing in under 3 months from first isolation and sequencing of the novel pandemic virus, requiring several major challenges to be overcome...
February 14, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298597/sat2-foot-and-mouth-disease-virus-fmdv-structurally-modified-for-increased-thermostability
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Katherine A Scott, Abhay Kotecha, Julian Seago, Jingshan Ren, Elizabeth E Fry, David I Stuart, Bryan Charleston, Francois F Maree
Foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) is notoriously unstable, particularly the O and SAT serotypes. Consequently, vaccines derived from heat-labile SAT viruses have been linked to the induction of poor duration immunity and hence require more frequent vaccinations to ensure protection. In-silico calculations predicted residue substitutions that would increase interactions at the inter-pentameric interface supporting increased stability. We assessed the stability of the 18 recombinant mutant viruses for their growth kinetics; antigenicity; plaque morphology; genetic stability; temperature, ionic and pH stability using the thermofluor and inactivation assays, in order to evaluate potential SAT2 vaccine candidates with improved stability...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296951/in-silico-design-expression-and-purification-of-novel-chimeric-escherichia-coli-o157-h7-ompa-fused-to-ltb-protein-in-escherichia-coli
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Aytak Novinrooz, Taghi Zahraei Salehi, Roya Firouzi, Sina Arabshahi, Abdollah Derakhshandeh
E. coli O157:H7, one of the major EHEC serotypes, is capable of developing bloody diarrhea, hemorrhagic colitis (HC), and fatal hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) and is accompanied by high annual economic loss worldwide. Due to the increased risk of HC and HUS development following antibiotic therapy, the prevention of infections caused by this pathogen is considered to be one of the most effective ways of avoiding the consequences of this infection. The main aim of the present study was to design, express, and purify a novel chimeric protein to develope human vaccine candidate against E...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275153/an-oral-microjet-vaccination-system-elicits-antibody-production-in-rabbits
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Kiana Aran, Marc Chooljian, Jacobo Paredes, Mohammad Rafi, Kunwoo Lee, Allison Y Kim, Jeanny An, Jennifer F Yau, Helen Chum, Irina Conboy, Niren Murthy, Dorian Liepmann
Noninvasive immunization technologies have the potential to revolutionize global health by providing easy-to-administer vaccines at low cost, enabling mass immunizations during pandemics. Existing technologies such as transdermal microneedles are costly, deliver drugs slowly, and cannot generate mucosal immunity, which is important for optimal immunity against pathogens. We present a needle-free microjet immunization device termed MucoJet, which is a three-dimensional microelectromechanical systems-based drug delivery technology...
March 8, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265521/genetic-and-structural-study-of-dna-directed-rna-polymerase-ii-of-trypanosoma-brucei-towards-the-designing-of-novel-antiparasitic-agents
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Louis Papageorgiou, Vasileios Megalooikonomou, Dimitrios Vlachakis
Trypanosoma brucei brucei (TBB) belongs to the unicellular parasitic protozoa organisms, specifically to the Trypanosoma genus of the Trypanosomatidae class. A variety of different vertebrate species can be infected by TBB, including humans and animals. Under particular conditions, the TBB can be hosted by wild and domestic animals; therefore, an important reservoir of infection always remains available to transmit through tsetse flies. Although the TBB parasite is one of the leading causes of death in the most underdeveloped countries, to date there is neither vaccination available nor any drug against TBB infection...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261624/in-silico-prediction-of-b-cell-epitopes-of-the-extracellular-domain-of-insulin-like-growth-factor-1-receptor
#10
Vahid Bayrami, Mehrnaz Keyhanfar, Hassan Mohabatkar, Manijeh Mahdavi, Violaine Moreau
The insulin-like growth factor-1 receptor (IGF-1R) is a transmembrane receptor with tyrosine kinase activity. The receptor plays a critical role in cancer. Using monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) against the IGF-1R, typically blocks ligand binding and enhances down-regulation of the cell-surface IGF-1R. Some MAbs such as cixutumumab are under clinical trial investigation. Targeting multiple distinct epitopes on IGF-1R, might be an effective strategy to inhibit IGF-1R pathway in cancer. In this study, new linear B cell epitopes for the extracellular domains of IGF-1R were predicted by in silico methods using a combination of linear B cell epitope prediction web servers such as ABCpred, Bepired, BCPREDs, Bcepred and Elliprro...
December 2016: Molecular Biology Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242426/in-silico-design-of-an-immunogen-against-acinetobacter-baumannii-based-on-a-novel-model-for-native-structure-of-outer-membrane-protein-a
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Abolfazl Jahangiri, Iraj Rasooli, Parviz Owlia, Abbas Ali Imani Fooladi, Jafar Salimian
Outer membrane protein A (OmpA) is the most promising vaccine candidate against one of the most successful nosocomial pathogens, A. baumannii. Despite advantages of the antigen, its cytotoxicity could be considered as a challenge in clinical trials. In order to improve this effective immunogen, rational vaccine design strategies such as structure-based vaccinology should be assessed. However, native structure of OmpA remains controversial. The present study is conducted to address the native structure of OmpA; then, a novel immunogen with lower toxicity and higher antigenicity was designed based on structural vaccinology...
February 27, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237896/towards-toxicokinetic-modelling-of-aluminium-exposure-from-adjuvants-in-medicinal-products
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Karin Weisser, Sabine Stübler, Walter Matheis, Wilhelm Huisinga
As a potentially toxic agent on nervous system and bone, the safety of aluminium exposure from adjuvants in vaccines and subcutaneous immune therapy (SCIT) products has to be continuously re-evaluated, especially regarding concomitant administrations. For this purpose, knowledge on absorption and disposition of aluminium in plasma and tissues is essential. Pharmacokinetic data after vaccination in humans, however, are not available, and for methodological and ethical reasons difficult to obtain. To overcome these limitations, we discuss the possibility of an in vitro-in silico approach combining a toxicokinetic model for aluminium disposition with biorelevant kinetic absorption parameters from adjuvants...
February 22, 2017: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236172/in-silico-screening-identification-and-validation-of-a-novel-vaccine-candidate-in-the-fight-against-plasmodium-falciparum
#13
Sandeep Kumar Panda, Rajani Kanta Mahapatra
With the enormous genetic plasticity of malaria parasite, the challenges of developing a potential malaria vaccine candidate with highest efficacy still remain. This study has incorporated a bioinformatics-based screening approach to explore potential vaccine candidates in Plasmodium falciparum proteome. A systematic strategy was defined to screen proteins from the Malaria Parasite Metabolic Pathways (MPMP) database, on the basis of surface exposure, non-homology with host proteome, orthology with related Plasmodium species, and MHC class I and II binding promiscuity...
February 24, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223984/plasmodium-vivax-cell-traversal-protein-for-ookinetes-and-sporozoites-naturally-acquired-humoral-immune-response-and-b-cell-epitope-mapping-in-brazilian-amazon-inhabitants
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Rodrigo Nunes Rodrigues-da-Silva, Isabela Ferreira Soares, Cesar Lopez-Camacho, João Hermínio Martins da Silva, Daiana de Souza Perce-da-Silva, Antônio Têva, Antônia Maria Ramos Franco, Francimeire Gomes Pinheiro, Lana Bitencourt Chaves, Lilian Rose Pratt-Riccio, Arturo Reyes-Sandoval, Dalma Maria Banic, Josué da Costa Lima-Junior
The cell-traversal protein for ookinetes and sporozoites (CelTOS), a highly conserved antigen involved in sporozoite motility, plays an important role in the traversal of host cells during the preerythrocytic stage of Plasmodium species. Recently, it has been considered an alternative target when designing novel antimalarial vaccines against Plasmodium falciparum. However, the potential of Plasmodium vivax CelTOS as a vaccine target is yet to be explored. This study evaluated the naturally acquired immune response against a recombinant P...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216574/an-in-silico-identification-of-common-putative-vaccine-candidates-against-treponema-pallidum-a-reverse-vaccinology-and-subtractive-genomics-based-approach
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Arun Kumar Jaiswal, Sandeep Tiwari, Syed Babar Jamal, Debmalya Barh, Vasco Azevedo, Siomar C Soares
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are caused by a wide variety of bacteria, viruses, and parasites that are transmitted from one person to another primarily by vaginal, anal, or oral sexual contact. Syphilis is a serious disease caused by a sexually transmitted infection. Syphilis is caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum subspecies pallidum. Treponema pallidum (T. pallidum) is a motile, gram-negative spirochete, which can be transmitted both sexually and from mother to child, and can invade virtually any organ or structure in the human body...
February 14, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208616/immunoinformatics-features-linked-to-leishmania-vaccine-development-data-integration-of-experimental-and-in-silico-studies
#16
Rory C F Brito, Frederico G Guimarães, João P L Velloso, Rodrigo Corrêa-Oliveira, Jeronimo C Ruiz, Alexandre B Reis, Daniela M Resende
Leishmaniasis is a wide-spectrum disease caused by parasites from Leishmania genus. There is no human vaccine available and it is considered by many studies as apotential effective tool for disease control. To discover novel antigens, computational programs have been used in reverse vaccinology strategies. In this work, we developed a validation antigen approach that integrates prediction of B and T cell epitopes, analysis of Protein-Protein Interaction (PPI) networks and metabolic pathways. We selected twenty candidate proteins from Leishmania tested in murine model, with experimental outcome published in the literature...
February 10, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204975/surface-and-exoproteomes-of-gram-positive-pathogens-for-vaccine-discovery
#17
Massimiliano Biagini, Fabio Bagnoli, Nathalie Norais
Reverse vaccinology has been very successful in the discovery of vaccine candidates against many pathogenic bacteria by integrating genome and proteome mining. This great achievement was facilitated by the complementarity of the in silico prediction of antigens and the empirical data on protein localization, expression, and immunogenicity obtained through different techniques based on electrophoresis, immunoblotting and mass spectrometry. An iterative process between information provided by DNA sequence analysis and proteomic data has been established leading to precise antigen identification...
February 16, 2017: Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193166/vacsol-a-high-throughput-in-silico-pipeline-to-predict-potential-therapeutic-targets-in-prokaryotic-pathogens-using-subtractive-reverse-vaccinology
#18
Muhammad Rizwan, Anam Naz, Jamil Ahmad, Kanwal Naz, Ayesha Obaid, Tamsila Parveen, Muhammad Ahsan, Amjad Ali
BACKGROUND: With advances in reverse vaccinology approaches, a progressive improvement has been observed in the prediction of putative vaccine candidates. Reverse vaccinology has changed the way of discovery and provides a mean to propose target identification in reduced time and labour. In this regard, high throughput genomic sequencing technologies and supporting bioinformatics tools have greatly facilitated the prompt analysis of pathogens, where various predicted candidates have been found effective against certain infections and diseases...
February 13, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185986/a-novel-design-of-a-multi-antigenic-multistage-and-multi-epitope-vaccine-against-helicobacter-pylori-an-in-silico-approach
#19
Beatriz Meza, Felipe Ascencio, Arturo Pedro Sierra-Beltrán, Javier Torres, Carlos Angulo
Helicobacter pylori have colonized the gastric mucosa of half of the population worldwide. This bacterium is classified as a definitive type I carcinogen by the World Health Organization and no effective vaccine has been found against it yet. Thus, a logical and rational vaccine design against H. pylori is necessary. Because of its tremendous complexity and elicited immune responses, the vaccine design should considered multiple antigens to enhance immune-protection, involved in the different stages of pathogenesis besides inducing a specific immune response by B- and T-cell multi-epitopes...
February 7, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182704/subunit-vaccine-candidates-against-aeromonas-salmonicida-in-rainbow-trout-oncorhynchus-mykiss
#20
Moonika Haahr Marana, Louise von Gersdorff Jørgensen, Jakob Skov, Jiwan Kumar Chettri, Andreas Holm Mattsson, Inger Dalsgaard, Per Walter Kania, Kurt Buchmann
Aeromonas salmonicida subsp. salmonicida is the etiological agent of furunculosis and a major fish health problem in salmonid aquaculture worldwide. Injection vaccination with commercial mineral oil-adjuvanted bacterin vaccines has been partly successful in preventing the disease but in Danish rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss, Walbaum) aquaculture furunculosis outbreaks still occur. In this study we tested the efficacy of experimental subunit vaccines against A. salmonicida infection in rainbow trout. We utilized in silico screening of the proteome of A...
2017: PloS One
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