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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443071/deletion-of-lipoteichoic-acid-synthase-impacts-expression-of-genes-encoding-cell-surface-proteins-in-lactobacillus-acidophilus
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Kurt Selle, Yong J Goh, Brant R Johnson, Sarah O'Flaherty, Joakim M Andersen, Rodolphe Barrangou, Todd R Klaenhammer
Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM is a well-characterized probiotic microorganism, supported by a decade of genomic and functional phenotypic investigations. L. acidophilus deficient in lipoteichoic acid (LTA), a major immunostimulant in Gram-positive bacteria, has been shown to shift immune system responses in animal disease models. However, the pleiotropic effects of removing LTA from the cell surface in lactobacilli are unknown. In this study, we surveyed the global transcriptional and extracellular protein profiles of two strains of L...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442545/peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-%C3%AE-agonists-attenuate-biofilm-formation-by-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
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Brahmchetna Bedi, Nicholas M Maurice, Vincent T Ciavatta, K Sabrina Lynn, Zhihong Yuan, Samuel A Molina, Myungsoo Joo, William R Tyor, Joanna B Goldberg, Michael H Koval, C Michael Hart, Ruxana T Sadikot
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a significant contributor to recalcitrant multidrug- resistant infections, especially in immunocompromised and hospitalized patients. The pathogenic profile of P. aeruginosa is related to its ability to secrete a variety of virulence factors and to promote biofilm formation. Quorum sensing (QS) is a mechanism wherein P. aeruginosa secretes small diffusible molecules, specifically acyl homo serine lactones, such as N-(3-oxo-dodecanoyl)-l-homoserine lactone (3O-C12-HSL), that promote biofilm formation and virulence via interbacterial communication...
April 25, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433714/effects-of-dietary-supplementation-with-fenugreek-seeds-alone-or-in-combination-with-probiotics-on-gilthead-seabream-sparus-aurata-l-skin-mucosal-immunity
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F A Guardiola, A Bahi, A Bakhrouf, M A Esteban
Despite increasing interest in modulating the immune response of fish, providing a combination of probiotics and herbal immunostimulants in aquafeed has rarely has been studied. The effects on gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata L.) of the dietary administration of fenugreek (Trigonella foenum graecum) seeds alone (FE), or combined with one of the following probiotic strains: Bacillus licheniformis (FEBL), Lactobacillus plantarum (FELP) or Bacillus subtilis (FEBS) were evaluated. Fish were fed a control or one of the supplemented diets for 3 weeks...
April 19, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426973/non-linear-enhancement-of-mrna-delivery-efficiencies-by-influenza-a-derived-ns1-protein-engendering-host-gene-inhibition-property
#4
Kyle K L Phua, Yi Liu, Shun Hui Sim
Nucleic acid induced immunogenicity remains a significant impediment in biomedical therapeutics because the innate immune system is a complex network overlaid with functional redundancies. Herein we report that non-structural protein 1 (NS1), an immune evasion protein derived from influenza A virus, when co-delivered in mRNA format is a potent mRNA transfection enhancer without toxicity. Transfection enhancement is mediated by NS1's effector domain through inhibition of IRF3 and PKR, activators of early anti-viral responses as well as CPSF30, a non immunostimulating protein...
April 12, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412048/comparative-proteome-profiling-of-hydatid-fluid-from-algerian-patients-reveals-cyst-location-related-variation-in-echinococcus-granulosus
#5
Razika Zeghir-Bouteldja, Andy Polomé, Sabrina Bousbata, Chafia Touil-Boukoffa
Human cystic echinococcosis, an endemic zoonosis in Algeria, is caused by larvae of the cestode Echinococcus granulosus. Parasitic modulation of the immune response allows E. granulosus to persist in intermediate hosts. Previous in vitro and in vivo immunological studies have shown differences in host immune responses according to the status and location of the hydatid cysts in the body. In this study, a proteomic analysis of human hydatid fluids was performed to identify the proteins in hydatid cyst fluids...
April 13, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393253/recombinant-adenovirus-of-sea-and-cd80-genes-driven-by-mmre-and-mouse-tert-promoter-induce-effective-antitumor-immune-responses-against-different-types-of-tumor-cells-in%C3%A2-vitro-and-in%C3%A2-vivo
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Shao-Yan Si, Jun-Li Liu, Jun-Lian Liu, Bing-Xin Xu, Jian-Zhong Li, Ya-Ya Qin, Shu-Jun Song
Staphylococcus enterotoxin A (SEA) is a powerful immunostimulant and can stimulate T cells bearing certain T-cell receptor β-chain variable regions when bound to major histocompatibility complex II molecules. SEA is widely used in research of antitumor therapy. The low affinity T-cell receptor (TCR) interaction with SEA in the absence of MHC class II antigens is sufficient for the induction of cytotoxicity but requires additional CD28/B7 signaling to result in proliferation of resting T cells. In this study, we constructed recombinant adenovirus (named as Ad-MMRE-mTERT-BIS) carrying membrane-expressing SEA (named as SEAtm) and CD80 driven by Myc-Max response elements (MMRE) and mouse telomerase reverse transcriptase (mTERT) promoter to reduce toxicity and to improve safety and efficiency...
April 6, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365448/synthesis-and-biological-activities-of-c-glycosides-of-krn-7000-with-novel-ceramide-residues
#7
Ahmad S Altiti, Xiaojing Ma, Lixing Zhang, Yi Ban, Richard W Franck, David R Mootoo
The identification of immunoactive agents for clinical and mechanistic applications is a very active area of research. In this vein, analogues of the potent immunostimulant KRN 7000 with diverse cytokine profiles have attracted considerable attention. These compounds have been shown to activate iNKT cells via presentation by CD1d. Herein, we report on the synthesis and activity for four new C-glycosides of KRN 7000, 11-phenylundecanoyl and 11-p-fluorophenylundecanoyl derivatives of C-KRN 7000, 2,3-bis-epi-C-KRN 7000 and the reverse amide of C-KRN 7000...
March 6, 2017: Carbohydrate Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364867/preventing-urinary-tract-infections-after-menopause-without-antibiotics
#8
REVIEW
Marta Caretto, Andrea Giannini, Eleonora Russo, Tommaso Simoncini
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the most common bacterial infections in women, and increase in incidence after the menopause. It is important to uncover underlying abnormalities or modifiable risk factors. Several risk factors for recurrent UTIs have been identified, including the frequency of sexual intercourse, spermicide use and abnormal pelvic anatomy. In postmenopausal women UTIs often accompany the symptoms and signs of the genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM). Antimicrobial prophylaxis has been demonstrated to be effective in reducing the risk of recurrent UTIs in women, but this may lead to drug resistance of both the causative microorganisms and the indigenous flora...
May 2017: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363529/potential-of-glucans-as-vaccine-adjuvants-a-review-of-the-%C3%AE-glucans-case
#9
REVIEW
Silvia Moreno-Mendieta, Daniel Guillén, Rogelio Hernández-Pando, Sergio Sánchez, Romina Rodríguez-Sanoja
α-Glucans are present in virtually all domains of life, and these glucose chains linked by α-1,4- and α-1,6-linked branches form the most important storage carbohydrates in cells. It is likely for this reason that α-glucans are not generally considered as bioactive molecules as β-glucans are. Nevertheless, it is known that depending on their source, many α-glucans play important roles as modulators of immune response. Recent efforts have attempted to elucidate the mechanisms through which α-glucans exert their immunostimulant effects; however, the main challenge is the accurate identification of the receptors of immune cells involved in their recognition...
June 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359944/dietary-dehydrated-lemon-peel-improves-the-immune-but-not-the-antioxidant-status-of-gilthead-seabream-sparus-aurata-l
#10
José María García Beltrán, Cristóbal Espinosa, Francisco A Guardiola, M Ángeles Esteban
Lemon (Citrus limon) is the third most important species of citrus in the world, while Spain is the major producer in Europe. Numerous beneficial effects of lemon are known, which explains their use in traditional medicine. The paper describes the effect of dietary dehydrated lemon peel (a sub-product of the lemon industry) on the growth, immune and antioxidant status of gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata L.) over a period of 30 days. Fish fed diets enriched with dehydrated lemon peel (1.5% and 3%) for 15 days showed improved growth and both humoral (seric immunoglobulin M) and cellular (peroxidase activity and phagocytic ability of head kidney leucocytes) immunity, as well as the expression of some immune-related genes (nkefa, il1β, igth and csfr1)...
May 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329744/antiviral-and-immunomodulatory-effects-of-norantea-brasiliensis-choisy-on-dengue-virus-2
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Luciana Gomes Fialho, Vagner Pereira da Silva, Sônia Regina Nogueira Ignácio Reis, Elzinandes Leal Azeredo, Maria Auxiliadora Coelho Kaplan, Maria Raquel Figueiredo, Claire Fernandes Kubelka
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Severe dengue fever is a result of exacerbated immune responses and no specific treatments are available. We evaluated the antiviral and immunomodulatory effects of Norantea brasiliensis Choisy. METHODS: Human adherent monocytes infected in vitro with dengue virus (DENV)-2 were incubated with the crude ethanol extract from leaves (NB1) or 3 derived fractions: dichloromethane (NB3), ethyl acetate (NB5), and butanolic (NB6) partitions. The antiviral and immunomodulatory activities were determined by intracellular detection of DENV antigen within monocytes and by secreted NS1 viral protein and cytokines...
2016: Intervirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322142/enhanced-release-of-immunostimulating-%C3%AE-1-3-glucan-by-autodigestion-of-the-lingzhi-medicinal-mushroom-ganoderma-lingzhi-agaricomycetes
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Yuina Ishimoto, Ken-Ichi Ishibashi, Daisuke Yamanaka, Yoshiyuki Adachi, Hisatomi Ito, Kentaro Igami, Toshitsugu Miyazaki, Naohito Ohno
Ganoderma lingzhi is a widely used medicinal mushroom that has antioxidative effects, ameliorates insulin resistance, and improves quality of life in patients with metabolic syndrome. Potentiation of immunity is also a major function of G. lingzhi, and this has been applied in patients with cancer. Supplementing G. lingzhi into foods reduced the metastasis of cancer cells. β-l,3-glucan is an important bioactive component of G. lingzhi. In this study we enhanced the solubilization ofimmunostimulating β-l,3-glucan by autodigestion of G...
2017: International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319404/encapsulation-of-an-ep67-conjugated-ctl-peptide-vaccine-in-nanoscale-biodegradable-particles-increases-the-efficacy-of-respiratory-immunization-and-affects-the-magnitude-and-memory-subsets-of-vaccine-generated-mucosal-and-systemic-cd8-t-cells-in-a-diameter
#13
Bala V K Karuturi, Shailendra B Tallapaka, Pravin Yeapuri, Stephen M Curran, Sam D Sanderson, Joseph A Vetro
The diameter of biodegradable particles used to coencapsulate immunostimulants and subunit vaccines affects the magnitude of memory CD8(+) T cells generated by systemic immunization. Possible effects on the magnitude of CD8(+) T cells generated by mucosal immunization or memory subsets that potentially correlate more strongly with protection against certain pathogens, however, are unknown. In this study, we conjugated our novel host-derived mucosal immunostimulant, EP67, to the protective MCMV CTL epitope, pp89, through a lysosomal protease-labile double arginine linker (pp89-RR-EP67) and encapsulated in PLGA 50:50 micro- or nanoparticles...
April 3, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315392/dietary-yeast-sterigmatomyces-halophilus-enhances-mucosal-immunity-of-gilthead-seabream-sparus-aurata-l
#14
Martha Reyes-Becerril, Crystal Guluarte, Diana Ceballos-Francisco, Carlos Angulo, M Ángeles Esteban
A yeast was isolated from hypersaline sediments, grown and phylogenetically characterized as Sterigmatomyces halophilus strainN16. The dietary administration of this yeast was studied for its effect on skin mucosal immune and antioxidant status of gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata L.). Fish were fed a commercial diet (control, non-supplemented diet), or the same commercial diet supplemented with 0.55% or 1.1% of yeast for 15 and 30 days. One month after the end of the trial, fish from all treatments were intraperitoneally injected with pathogenic Vibrio parahaemolyticus and further fed with the same diets for one week, after which fish were also sampled...
May 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299311/immunostimulated-arginase-ii-expression-in-intestinal-epithelial-cells-reduces-nitric-oxide-production-and-apoptosis
#15
Maria M Talavera, Sushma Nuthakki, Hongmei Cui, Yi Jin, Yusen Liu, Leif D Nelin
Increased production of nitric oxide (NO) and subsequent local cytotoxicity to mucosal epithelial cells has been proposed as a putative mechanism involved in the development of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). Intestinal epithelial cells (IECs) metabolize L-arginine to either nitric oxide (NO) by NO synthase (NOS) or to L-ornithine and urea by arginase. L-ornithine is the first step in polyamine synthesis important for cell proliferation, while NO production can lead to apoptosis. We hypothesized that in IECs immunostimulation increases both NOS and arginase expression, and that arginase activity mitigates NO production and apoptosis...
2017: Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297599/coupling-of-immunostimulants-to-live-cells-through-metabolic-glycoengineering-and-bioorthogonal-click-chemistry
#16
Aline Mongis, Friedrich Piller, Véronique Piller
The present study investigated the potential of metabolic glycoengineering followed by bioorthogonal click chemistry for introducing into cell-surface glycans different immunomodulating molecules. Mouse tumor models EG7 and MC38-OVA were treated with Ac4GalNAz and Ac4ManNAz followed by ligation of immunostimulants to modified cell-surface glycans of the living cells through bioorthogonal click chemistry. The presence of covalently bound oligosaccharide and oligonucleotide immunostimulants could be clearly established...
March 28, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289684/polyprenyl-immunostimulant-in-feline-rhinotracheitis-randomized-placebo-controlled-experimental-and-field-safety-studies
#17
Alfred M Legendre, Tanya Kuritz, Robert Eric Heidel, Vivian M Baylor
Feline rhinotracheitis is a ubiquitous disease caused by feline herpesvirus type 1 (FHV-1). The disease is easily transmissible and common in multi-cat environments where even vaccinated cats can develop clinical signs of respiratory or ocular disease or both when exposed to the virus. Prior to the work reported here, there was no licensed treatment for the disease on the market. We hypothesized that polyprenyl immunostimulant (PI), an immunomodulatory veterinary biologic, would be useful in treating feline rhinotracheitis by reducing the severity of respiratory or/and ocular disease...
2017: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288861/biotechnology-approaches-to-produce-potent-self-adjuvanting-antigen-adjuvant-fusion-protein-subunit-vaccines
#18
REVIEW
Peter Michael Moyle
Traditional vaccination approaches (e.g. live attenuated or killed microorganisms) are among the most effective means to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. These approaches, nevertheless, have failed to yield successful vaccines against many important pathogens. To overcome this problem, methods have been developed to identify microbial components, against which protective immune responses can be elicited. Subunit antigens identified by these approaches enable the production of defined vaccines, with improved safety profiles...
May 2017: Biotechnology Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280951/effects-of-dietary-n-3-fatty-acids-on-toll-like-receptor-activation-in-primary-leucocytes-from-atlantic-salmon-salmo-salar
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Marianne Arnemo, Arturas Kavaliauskis, Adriana Magalhaes Santos Andresen, Marta Bou, Gerd Marit Berge, Bente Ruyter, Tor Gjøen
The shortage of the n-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) on the international markets has led to increasing substitution of fish oil by plant oils in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) feed and thereby reducing the EPA and DHA content in salmon. However, the minimum required levels of these fatty acids in fish diets for securing fish health are unknown. Fish were fed with 0, 1 or 2% EPA or DHA alone or in combination of both over a period, growing from 50 to 400 g. Primary head kidney leucocytes were isolated and stimulated with Toll-like receptor (TLR) ligands to determine if EPA and DHA deficiency can affect expression of important immune genes and eicosanoid production...
March 9, 2017: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279766/structural-characterization-of-immunostimulating-protein-sulfated-fucan-complex-extracted-from-the-body-wall-of-a-sea-cucumber-stichopus-japonicus
#20
Rong-An Cao, Utoomporn Surayot, SangGuan You
The water soluble protein-sulfated fucan (PSF) complex isolated from the body wall of Stichopus japonicus was fractionated using an anion-exchange chromatography to obtain four purified fractions (F1, F2, F3, and F4) and to investigate their structural characteristics and immuno-enhancing activities. The crude PSF and fractions mostly consisted of neutral sugars, proteins and sulfates in various proportions. Fucose was their major monosaccharide unit with small portion of mannose, glucose and galactose. The molecular weight (Mw) of the crude PSF and fractions ranged from 323...
June 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
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