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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643227/preparation-and-characterization-of-alginate-microparticles-containing-a-model-protein-for-oral-administration-in-gnotobiotic-european-sea-bass-dicentrarchus-labrax-larvae
#1
Eamy Nursaliza Yaacob, Jens Goethals, Aline Bajek, Kristof Dierckens, Peter Bossier, Bruno G De Geest, Daisy Vanrompay
Aquaculture is the fastest growing animal production sector. However, the production of marine fish is still hampered by the high mortality rate in the first few weeks after hatching. Mortality in larvae is often caused by microbial infections. Today, the incorporation of immunostimulants into microparticles provides us new tools to enhance disease resistance in marine larviculture. In this study, we prepared alginate microparticles loaded with the model antigen fluorescein isothiocyanate conjugated-bovine serum albumin...
June 22, 2017: Marine Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633071/structural-characterization-of-the-immunostimulatory-exopolysaccharide-produced-by-leuconostoc-mesenteroides-strain-ntm048
#2
Chiaki Matsuzaki, Chikahiro Takagaki, Yusuke Tomabechi, Lennart S Forsberg, Christian Heiss, Parastoo Azadi, Kenji Matsumoto, Toshihiko Katoh, Koji Hosomi, Jun Kunisawa, Kenji Yamamoto, Keiko Hisa
The exopolysaccharide (EPS) produced by probiotic Leuconostoc mesenteroides subsp. mesenteroides strain NTM048 has been reported to be an immunostimulant that enhances mucosal IgA production. In this study, we found that intranasal administration of mice with the EPS and an antigen (ovalbumin) resulted in secretion of antigen-specific IgA and IgG in the airway mucosa and the serum, suggesting that the EPS has the adjuvant activity for use with mucosal vaccination. Methylation analysis coupled to GC-MS, and 1D and 2D NMR spectroscopy revealed that 94% of the EPS consists of an α-(1 → 6) glucan containing 4% of 1→3-linked α-glucose branches...
June 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626526/efficient-divergent-synthesis-of-new-immunostimulant-4%C3%A2-modified-%C3%AE-galactosylceramide-analogues
#3
Jonas Janssens, Tine Decruy, Koen Venken, Toshiyuki Seki, Simon Krols, Johan Van der Eycken, Moriya Tsuji, Dirk Elewaut, Serge Van Calenbergh
A synthesis strategy for the swift generation of 4″-modified α-galactosylceramide (α-GalCer) analogues is described, establishing a chemical platform to comprehensively investigate the structure-activity relationships (SAR) of this understudied glycolipid part. The strategy relies on a late-stage reductive ring-opening of a p-methoxybenzylidene (PMP) acetal to regioselectively liberate the 4″-OH position. The expediency of this methodology is demonstrated by the synthesis of a small yet diverse set of analogues, which were tested for their ability to stimulate invariant natural killer T-cells (iNKT) in vitro and in vivo...
June 8, 2017: ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625840/survival-of-litopenaeus-vannemei-shrimp-fed-on-diets-supplemented-with-dunaliella-sp-is-improved-after-challenges-by-vibrio-parahaemolyticus
#4
Diana Medina Félix, José Antonio López Elías, Ángel Isidro Campa Córdova, Luis Rafael Martínez Córdova, Antonio Luna González, Edilmar Cortez Jacinto, Nolberta Huerta Aldaz, Fernando Cano Mendoza, María Guadalupe Burboa Zazueta
Survival of Litopenaeus vannamei was evaluated during a Vibrio parahaemolyticus infection. This bacteria has been causing significant economic losses in the shrimp industry due to the appearance of early mortality syndrome (EMS), also known as acute hepatopancreatic necrosis disease (AHPND). Control of bacteria in ponds is difficult to achieve with antibiotics due to environmental infections and antibiotic resistance. New methods have been proposed to control and prevent the impact of bacterial infections. The physiological response indicated by plasma biochemical parameters in shrimp can determine their health and stress status...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Invertebrate Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624194/sustained-inhibition-of-hbv-replication-in%C3%A2-vivo-after-systemic-injection-of-aavs-encoding-artificial-antiviral-primary-micrornas
#5
Mohube Betty Maepa, Abdullah Ely, Wayne Grayson, Patrick Arbuthnot
Chronic infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) remains a problem of global significance and improving available treatment is important to prevent life-threatening complications arising in persistently infected individuals. HBV is susceptible to silencing by exogenous artificial intermediates of the RNA interference (RNAi) pathway. However, toxicity of Pol III cassettes and short duration of silencing by effectors of the RNAi pathway may limit anti-HBV therapeutic utility. To advance RNAi-based HBV gene silencing, mono- and trimeric artificial primary microRNAs (pri-miRs) derived from pri-miR-31 were placed under control of the liver-specific modified murine transthyretin promoter...
June 16, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618135/self-assembled-nano-immunostimulant-for-synergistic-immune-activation
#6
Zhan-Yi Sun, Pu-Guang Chen, Yan-Fang Liu, Lei Shi, Bo-Dou Zhang, Jun-Jun Wu, Yu-Fen Zhao, Yong-Xiang Chen, Yan-Mei Li
Immunotherapy has become one of the most promising therapies for the treatment of diseases. Chemical molecule immunostimulants and nanomaterial immunostimulant systems are indispensable for the activation of the immune system in cancer immunotherapy. Here we report a strategy of self-assembled nano-immunostimulant (SANI) for synergistic immune activation. Three immunostimulants self-assembled into nanoparticles through electrostatic interactions. SANI showed strong synergistic immunostimulation in macrophages...
June 15, 2017: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615127/effect-of-feeding-lipopolysaccharide-as-an-immunostimulant-on-immune-response-and-immune-gene-expression-of-labeo-bata
#7
Lopamudra Sahoo, Janmejay Parhi, Chandan Debnath, Kurcheti Pani Prasad
This study investigates the effects of dietary lipopolysaccharide (LPS) as an immunostimulant on hematology, innate immunity, immune gene expression and protection against Edwardsiella tarda on Labeo bata. A basal diet supplemented with 0, 50, 100 and 150mg LPS kg(-1)diet was fed to the four different groups for 30days. The haematological (total erythrocyte count, total leukocyte count, total serum protein, albumin and globulin), innate immune parameters (respiratory burst, serum lysozyme, myeloperoxidase and serum bactericidal activity), immune gene expression (C3, β-2 microglobulin, lysozyme g, transferrin, IFN-1, IFN-γ) were monitored at 7th, 15th, 30th day and one day post challenge (DPC) with E...
June 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612729/-influenza-and-secondary-bacterial-infections-threats-and-treatments
#8
Antoine Roquilly, François Trottein
Influenza virus infection ("flu") constitutes an important public health issue and is associated with a significant socio-economic burden. The discovery of new antivirals and a better understanding of antiviral immunity might offer new options for preventing or controlling flu infections. A better understanding of the underlying pathomechanism might also prompt the discovery of key molecules whose activity could be modulated in a clinical setting. Lastly, the development of new immunomodulators and immunostimulants might compensate for impaired host defense mechanisms and improve resistance to secondary bacterial infections, since the latter significantly worsen the clinical status of influenza-infected patients...
May 2017: Médecine Sciences: M/S
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606014/tlr2-stimulating-contaminants-in-glycoconjugate-fractions-prepared-from-bacteroides-fragilis
#9
Masahito Hashimoto, Junpei Waki, Haruyuki Nakayama-Imaohji, Mami Ozono, Shuhei Hashiguchi, Tomomi Kuwahara
Bacteroides fragilis is a member of the normal intestinal flora and is involved in host immunostimulation via TLR2. On the bacterial cell surface, glycoconjugates, such as LPS and capsular polysaccharide A (PSA), have been reported to participate in host immunostimulation via TLR2. Previously, we identified a TLR2-stimulating lipoprotein in B. fragilis cells. In this study, we demonstrated that TLR2-stimulating principal molecules in glycoconjugate fractions prepared from B. fragilis are contaminating proteinous molecules, which may also be lipoproteins...
January 1, 2017: Innate Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605319/medicinal-mushrooms-in-human-clinical-studies-part-i-anticancer-oncoimmunological-and-immunomodulatory-activities-a-review
#10
Solomon P Wasser
More than 130 medicinal functions are thought to be produced by medicinal mushrooms (MMs) and fungi, including antitumor, immunomodulating, antioxidant, radical scavenging, cardiovascular, antihypercholesterolemic, antiviral, antibacterial, antiparasitic, antifungal, detoxification, hepatoprotective, antidiabetic, and other effects. Many, if not all, higher Basidiomycetes mushrooms contain biologically active compounds in fruit bodies, cultured mycelia, and cultured broth. Special attention has been paid to mushroom polysaccharides...
2017: International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602743/apple-cider-vinegar-boosted-immunomodulatory-and-health-promoting-effects-of-lactobacillus-casei-in-common-carp-cyprinus-carpio
#11
Roghieh Safari, Seyed Hossein Hoseinifar, Shabnam Nejadmoghadam, Mohsen Khalili
The present study was performed to investigate the immunomodulatory and health promoting effects of combined or singular administration of apple cider vinegar (ACV) and Lactobacillus casei in common carp (Cyprinus carpio) diet. An 8-week feeding trial was designed with following treatments: Control (basal diet), Pro (contains 10(7) CFU g(-1)L. casei), LACV (contains 1% ACV), HACV (contains 2% ACV), Pro + LACV (contains 10(7) CFU g(-1)L. casei plus 1% ACV) and Pro + HACV (contains 10(7) CFU g(-1)L...
June 7, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600205/structural-characterization-of-a-pectic-polysaccharide-from-codonopsis-pilosula-and-its-immunomodulatory-activities-in-vivo-and-in-vitro
#12
Pei Zhang, Linhai Hu, Ruibin Bai, Xiaoping Zheng, Yuling Ma, Xia Gao, Bolu Sun, Fangdi Hu
A pectic polysaccharide (named as CPP1c) extracted from Codonopsis pilosula was evaluated for its structural features and potential of immune-modulating activities in an aging mouse model of senescence accelerated mouse prone 8 (SAMP8) in vitro and in vivo. The relative molecular weight and the absolute molecular weight of CPP1c were 1.26×10(5)Da and 1.49×10(5)Da, respectively. Investigation of structural features by a combination of chemical and instrumental analysis showed CPP1c was composed of →1)-α-L-Rhap-(2,4→, →1)-α-L-Araf-(5→, →1)-α-D-Galp-(6→ and →1)-α-D-GalpA-(4→ in a molar ratio of 3:1:2:33...
June 6, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598600/protein-free-hapten-carbon-nanotube-constructs-induce-the-secondary-immune-response
#13
Eric Ceballos-Alcantarilla, Antonio Abad-Somovilla, Consuelo Agulló, Antonio Abad-Fuentes, Josep V Mercader
Carbon nanotubes are novel technological tools with multiple applications. The interaction between such nanoparticles and living organisms is nowadays a matter of keen research by academic and private institutions. In this study, carbon nanotube constructs were investigated as delivery vehicles for immunostimulation and induction of the secondary immune response to a small organic molecule, namely, a hapten. Two types of nanoconstructs were prepared: on one hand, carbon nanotubes carrying a protein bioconjugate of a hapten covalently linked to the carbon surface, and on the other hand, covalent carbon nanotube constructs of the same model chemical compound without the carrier protein...
June 21, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595061/synthesis-of-a-glucosylated-%C3%AE-s-galactosylceramide-as-potential-immunostimulant
#14
Lei Zhang, Cian Mc Carthy, Xiangming Zhu
Synthesis of a glucosylated α-S-galactosylceramide (1), a potential immunostimulant, was achieved starting from D-galactose. Both O- and S-glycosidic linkages were constructed in highly stereoselective way, and the synthetic strategy could be extended to the synthesis of other α-S-GalCer analogues.
June 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593566/cellular-and-molecular-targets-for-the-immunotherapy-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#15
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Vikrant Rai, Joe Abdo, Abdullah N Alsuwaidan, Swati Agrawal, Poonam Sharma, Devendra K Agrawal
Liver cancer is the sixth most common cancer worldwide and 3rd most common cause of cancer-related death. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) represents more than 90% of primary liver cancer and is a major public health problem. Due to the advanced stages of HCC at the time of diagnosis, utilizing the conventional treatment for solid tumors frequently ends with treatment failure, recurrence, or poor survival. HCC is highly refractory to chemotherapy and other systemic treatments, and locoregional therapies or selective internal radiation therapies are largely palliative...
June 7, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587249/investigation-of-the-maillard-reaction-between-polysaccharides-and-proteins-from-longan-pulp-and-the-improvement-in-activities
#16
Miao-Miao Han, Yang Yi, Hong-Xun Wang, Fei Huang
The purpose of this study was to investigate the Maillard reaction between polysaccharides and proteins from longan pulp and the effects of reaction on their in vitro activities. The polysaccharide-protein mixtures of fresh longan pulp (LPPMs) were co-prepared by an alkali extraction-acid precipitation method. They were then dry-heated under controlled conditions for monitoring the characterization of the Maillard reaction by the measurement of the free amino group content, ultraviolet-visible spectrum, Fourier transform infrared spectrum and molecular weight distribution...
June 5, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582454/insights-on-the-mechanism-of-action-of-immunostimulants-in-relation-to-their-pharmacological-potency-the-effects-of-imidazoquinolines-on-tlr8
#17
Carlos Kubli-Garfias, Ricardo Vázquez-Ramírez, Cynthia Trejo-Muñoz, Arturo Berber
Imidazoquinolines are powerful immunostimulants (IMMS) that function through Toll-like receptors, particularly TLR7 and TLR8. In addition to enhancing the immune response, IMMS also function as antineoplastic drugs and vaccine adjuvants. These small compounds display almost the same molecular structure, except in some cases in which atom in position 1 varies and changes the imidazole characteristics. A variable acyclic side chain is also always attached at atom in position 2, while another chain may be attached at atom in position 1...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580799/flavonoids-of-alcea-rosea-l-and-their-immune-stimulant-antioxidant-and-cytotoxic-activities-on-hepatocellular-carcinoma-hepg-2-cell-line
#18
Nabil A Abdel-Salam, Nabila M Ghazy, Shaimaa M Sallam, Mohamed M Radwan, Amira S Wanas, Mahmoud A ElSohly, Maha A El-Demellawy, Nevin M Abdel-Rahman, Sonia Piacente, Mary L Shenouda
Alcea rosea L. is widely cultivated in gardens of Egypt as an ornamental plant and it has a great history of folkloric medicinal uses. In the present work, phytochemical investigation of the alcoholic extract of the flowers of A. rosea L. led to the isolation of six flavonoids (1-6). Dihydrokaempferol-4'-O-β-d-glucopyranoside (1), dihydrokaempferol (2), kaempferol-3-O-[6″-(E-coumaroyl)]-β-d-glucopyranoside (3), kaempferol-3-O-β-d-glucopyranoside (4), Apigenin (5) and kaempferol-3-O-α-l-rhamnopyranosyl-(1'″→6″)-β-d-glucopyranoside (6)...
June 5, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579460/structural-characterization-of-an-immunostimulating-polysaccharide-from-the-stems-of-a-new-medicinal-dendrobium-species-dendrobium-taiseed-tosnobile
#19
Li-Chan Yang, Chang-Chi Hsieh, Chi-Luan Wen, Chun-Hui Chiu, Wen-Chuan Lin
Dendrobium Taiseed Tosnobile, a new Dendrobium species developed by crossbreeding Dendrobium tosaense and Dendrobium nobile, exhibits the characteristics of high mass production and high polysaccharide content. This study investigated the structural characterization and immunostimulating effects of a polysaccharide isolated from D. Taiseed Tosnobile (DTTPS). DTTPS was fractioned using a DEAE-650M column to obtain the major neutral polysaccharide (DTTPS-N). The structural characteristics of DTTPS-N were investigated through high-performance anion exchange chromatography, high-performance size exclusion chromatography, gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy...
June 2, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579234/protective-immunity-against-megalocytivirus-infection-in-rock-bream-oplegnathus-fasciatus-following-cpg-odn-administration
#20
Myung-Hwa Jung, Jehee Lee, M Ortega-Villaizan, Luis Perez, Sung-Ju Jung
Rock bream iridovirus (RBIV) disease in rock bream (Oplegnathus fasciatus) remains an unsolved problem in Korea aquaculture farms. CpG ODNs are known as immunostimulant, can improve the innate immune system of fish providing resistance to diseases. In this study, we evaluated the potential of CpG ODNs to induce anti-viral status protecting rock bream from different RBIV infection conditions. We found that, when administered into rock bream, CpG ODN 1668 induces better antiviral immune responses compared to other 5 CpG ODNs (2216, 1826, 2133, 2395 and 1720)...
June 27, 2017: Vaccine
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