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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211911/three-dimensional-printing-of-calcium-sulfate-and-mesoporous-bioactive-glass-scaffolds-for-improving-bone-regeneration-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Xin Qi, Peng Pei, Min Zhu, Xiaoyu Du, Chen Xin, Shichang Zhao, Xiaolin Li, Yufang Zhu
In the clinic, bone defects resulting from infections, trauma, surgical resection and genetic malformations remain a significant challenge. In the field of bone tissue engineering, three-dimensional (3D) scaffolds are promising for the treatment of bone defects. In this study, calcium sulfate hydrate (CSH)/mesoporous bioactive glass (MBG) scaffolds were successfully fabricated using a 3D printing technique, which had a regular and uniform square macroporous structure, high porosity and excellent apatite mineralization ability...
February 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210500/drug-release-characteristics-and-tissue-distribution-of-rifapentine-polylactic-acid-sustained-release-microspheres-in-rabbits-after-paravertebral-implantation
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Zheng Zhang, Linbo Wu, Haijian Li, Zhicheng Long, Xinghua Song
BACKGROUND: Rates of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) and TB associated with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection have increased dramatically, intensifying challenges in TB control. New formulations of TB treatment drugs that control drug release and increase local drug concentrations will have a significant impact on mitigating the toxic side effects and increasing the clinical efficacy of anti-TB drugs. OBJECTIVES: The aim was to observe the sustained release characteristics of rifapentine polylactic acid sustained-release microspheres in vivo and the accumulation of rifapentine in other tissues following paravertebral implantation...
November 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210256/transcriptomic-analysis-of-the-innate-antiviral-immune-response-in-porcine-intestinal-epithelial-cells-influence-of-immunobiotic-lactobacilli
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Leonardo Albarracin, Hisakazu Kobayashi, Hikaru Iida, Nana Sato, Tomonori Nochi, Hisashi Aso, Susana Salva, Susana Alvarez, Haruki Kitazawa, Julio Villena
Lactobacillus rhamnosus CRL1505 and Lactobacillus plantarum CRL1506 are immunobiotic strains able to increase protection against viral intestinal infections as demonstrated in animal models and humans. To gain insight into the host-immunobiotic interaction, the transcriptomic response of porcine intestinal epithelial (PIE) cells to the challenge with viral molecular associated pattern poly(I:C) and the changes in the transcriptomic profile induced by the immunobiotics strains CRL1505 and CRL1506 were investigated in this work...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209207/recombinant-%C3%AE-actinin-subunit-antigens-of-trichomonas-vaginalis-as-potential-vaccine-candidates-in-protecting-against-trichomoniasis
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Yi-Ting Xie, Jiang-Mei Gao, Ya-Ping Wu, Petrus Tang, Geoff Hide, De-Hua Lai, Zhao-Rong Lun
BACKGROUND: Human trichomoniasis caused by Trichomonas vaginalis is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases with more than 200 million cases worldwide. It has caused a series of health problems to patients. For prevention and control of infectious diseases, vaccines are usually considered as one of the most cost-efficient tools. However, until now, work on the development of T. vaginalis vaccines is still mainly focused on the screening of potential immunogens. Alpha-actinin characterized by high immunogenicity in T...
February 16, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199305/sterile-protection-against-human-malaria-by-chemoattenuated-pfspz-vaccine
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Benjamin Mordmüller, Güzin Surat, Heimo Lagler, Sumana Chakravarty, Andrew S Ishizuka, Albert Lalremruata, Markus Gmeiner, Joseph J Campo, Meral Esen, Adam J Ruben, Jana Held, Carlos Lamsfus Calle, Juliana B Mengue, Tamirat Gebru, Javier Ibáñez, Mihály Sulyok, Eric R James, Peter F Billingsley, K C Natasha, Anita Manoj, Tooba Murshedkar, Anusha Gunasekera, Abraham G Eappen, Tao Li, Richard E Stafford, Minglin Li, Phil L Felgner, Robert A Seder, Thomas L Richie, B Kim Lee Sim, Stephen L Hoffman, Peter G Kremsner
A highly protective malaria vaccine would greatly facilitate the prevention and elimination of malaria and containment of drug-resistant parasites. A high level (more than 90%) of protection against malaria in humans has previously been achieved only by immunization with radiation-attenuated Plasmodium falciparum (Pf) sporozoites (PfSPZ) inoculated by mosquitoes; by intravenous injection of aseptic, purified, radiation-attenuated, cryopreserved PfSPZ ('PfSPZ Vaccine'); or by infectious PfSPZ inoculated by mosquitoes to volunteers taking chloroquine or mefloquine (chemoprophylaxis with sporozoites)...
February 15, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196735/gtl001-and-bivalent-cyaa-based-therapeutic-vaccine-strategies-against-human-papillomavirus-and-other-tumor-associated-antigens-induce-effector-and-memory-t-cell-responses-that-inhibit-tumor-growth
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Michaël Esquerré, Marie Momot, Anne Goubier, Christophe Gonindard, Stéphane Leung-Theung-Long, Yolande Misseri, Marie-Christine Bissery
GTL001 is a bivalent therapeutic vaccine containing human papillomavirus (HPV) 16 and HPV18 E7 proteins inserted in the Bordetella pertussis adenylate cyclase (CyaA) vector intended to prevent cervical cancer in HPV-infected women with normal cervical cytology or mild abnormalities. To be effective, therapeutic cervical cancer vaccines should induce both a T cell-mediated effector response against HPV-infected cells and a robust CD8(+) T-cell memory response to prevent potential later infection. We examined the ability of GTL001 and related bivalent CyaA-based vaccines to induce, in parallel, effector and memory CD8(+) T-cell responses to both vaccine antigens...
February 10, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194013/potent-single-domain-antibodies-that-arrest-respiratory-syncytial-virus-fusion-protein-in-its-prefusion-state
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Iebe Rossey, Morgan S A Gilman, Stephanie C Kabeche, Koen Sedeyn, Daniel Wrapp, Masaru Kanekiyo, Man Chen, Vicente Mas, Jan Spitaels, José A Melero, Barney S Graham, Bert Schepens, Jason S McLellan, Xavier Saelens
Human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the main cause of lower respiratory tract infections in young children. The RSV fusion protein (F) is highly conserved and is the only viral membrane protein that is essential for infection. The prefusion conformation of RSV F is considered the most relevant target for antiviral strategies because it is the fusion-competent form of the protein and the primary target of neutralizing activity present in human serum. Here, we describe two llama-derived single-domain antibodies (VHHs) that have potent RSV-neutralizing activity and bind selectively to prefusion RSV F with picomolar affinity...
February 13, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193898/systems-analysis-of-protective-immune-responses-to-rts-s-malaria-vaccination-in-humans
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Dmitri Kazmin, Helder I Nakaya, Eva K Lee, Matthew J Johnson, Robbert van der Most, Robert A van den Berg, W Ripley Ballou, Erik Jongert, Ulrike Wille-Reece, Christian Ockenhouse, Alan Aderem, Daniel E Zak, Jerald Sadoff, Jenny Hendriks, Jens Wrammert, Rafi Ahmed, Bali Pulendran
RTS,S is an advanced malaria vaccine candidate and confers significant protection against Plasmodium falciparum infection in humans. Little is known about the molecular mechanisms driving vaccine immunity. Here, we applied a systems biology approach to study immune responses in subjects receiving three consecutive immunizations with RTS,S (RRR), or in those receiving two immunizations of RTS,S/AS01 following a primary immunization with adenovirus 35 (Ad35) (ARR) vector expressing circumsporozoite protein. Subsequent controlled human malaria challenge (CHMI) of the vaccinees with Plasmodium-infected mosquitoes, 3 wk after the final immunization, resulted in ∼50% protection in both groups of vaccinees...
February 13, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193650/interaction-of-rifampicin-and-darunavir-ritonavir-or-darunavir-cobicistat-in-vitro
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Owain Roberts, Saye Khoo, Andrew Owen, Marco Siccardi
Treatment of HIV patients co-infected with tuberculosis (TB) is challenging due to drug-drug interactions (DDIs) between antiretrovirals (ARVs) and anti-TB drugs. The aim of this study was to quantify the effects of cobicistat (COBI), or ritonavir (RTV), in modulating DDIs between darunavir (DRV) and rifampicin (RIF) in a human hepatocyte-based in vitro model. Human primary hepatocyte cultures were incubated with RIF alone, or in combination with either COBI or RTV for three days, followed by co-incubation with DRV for one hour...
February 13, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192064/aedes-borne-virus-mosquito-interactions-mass-spectrometry-strategies-and-findings
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Victoria Pando-Robles, Cesar V Batista
Aedes-borne viruses are responsible for high-impact neglected tropical diseases and unpredictable outbreaks such as the ongoing Zika epidemics. Aedes mosquitoes spread different arboviruses such as Dengue virus (DENV), Chikungunya virus (CHIKV), and Zika virus, among others, and are responsible for the continuous emergence and reemergence of these pathogens. These viruses have complex transmission cycles that include two hosts, namely the Aedes mosquito as a vector and susceptible vertebrate hosts. Human infection with arboviruses causes diseases that range from subclinical or mild to febrile diseases, encephalitis, and hemorrhagic fever...
February 13, 2017: Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191723/perceptions-of-hpv-and-attitudes-towards-hpv-vaccination-amongst-men-who-have-sex-with-men-a-qualitative-analysis
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Tom Nadarzynski, Helen Smith, Daniel Richardson, Alex Pollard, Carrie Llewellyn
OBJECTIVES: Men who have sex with men (MSM) are at risk of genital warts and anal cancer due to human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. This study explores MSMs' perceptions of HPV and HPV vaccination prior to the introduction of this programme. DESIGN: Focus groups and one-to-one interviews with self-identified MSM were conducted between November 2014 and March 2015 in Brighton, UK. METHODS: Participants were recruited from community-based lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender (LGBT) venues and organizations...
February 13, 2017: British Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190633/novel-5-arylthio-5h-chromenopyridines-as-a-new-class-of-anti-fibrotic-agents
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Renukadevi Patil, Anandita Ghosh, Phoebus Sun Cao, Roger D Sommer, Kyle A Grice, Gulam Waris, Shivaputra Patil
Liver fibrosis is a critical wound healing response to chronic liver injury such as hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. If persistent, liver fibrosis can lead to cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The development of new therapies for preventing liver fibrosis and its progression to cancer associated with HCV infection remains a critical challenge. Identification of novel anti-fibrotic compounds will provide opportunities for innovative therapeutic intervention of HCV-mediated liver fibrosis. We designed and synthesized a focused set of 5-arylthio-5H-chromenopyridines as a new class of anti-fibrotic agents...
February 1, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190419/seaweed-extracts-and-galacto-oligosaccharides-improve-intestinal-health-in-pigs-following-salmonella-typhimurium-challenge
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M A Bouwhuis, M J McDonnell, T Sweeney, A Mukhopadhya, C J O'Shea, J V O'Doherty
Pork and pork products are recognised as vehicles of Salmonella Typhimurium infection in humans. Seaweed-derived polysaccharides (SWE) and galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) have shown to exhibit antimicrobial, prebiotic and immunomodulatory activity. The objective of this study was to assess the effects of dietary GOS and SWE supplementation on reducing S. Typhimurium numbers and intestinal inflammation in vivo. In total, 30 pigs (n=10/treatment, BW 30.9 kg) were randomly assigned to three dietary treatments: (1) basal diet; (2) basal diet+2...
February 13, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188297/alternative-splicing-in-the-cytochrome-p450-superfamily-expands-protein-diversity-to-augment-gene-function-and-redirect-human-drug-metabolism
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Andrew J Annalora, Craig B Marcus, Patrick L Iversen
The human genome encodes 57 cytochrome P450 (CYP) genes whose enzyme products metabolize hundreds of drugs, thousands of xenobiotics and unknown numbers of endogenous compounds including steroids, retinoids and icosinoids. Indeed, CYP genes are the first line of defense against daily environmental chemical challenges in a manner that parallels the immune system. Several databases, including PubMed, AceView, and Ensembl, were queried to establish a comprehensive analysis of the full human CYP transcriptome. This review describes a remarkable diversification of the 57 human CYP genes, which may be alternatively processed into nearly 1000 distinct mRNA transcripts to shape an individual's CYP proteome...
February 10, 2017: Drug Metabolism and Disposition: the Biological Fate of Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187764/new-potential-plasmodium-brasilianum-hosts-tamarin-and-marmoset-monkeys-family-callitrichidae
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Denise A M Alvarenga, Anielle Pina-Costa, Cesare Bianco, Silvia B Moreira, Patricia Brasil, Alcides Pissinatti, Claudio T Daniel-Ribeiro, Cristiana F A Brito
BACKGROUND: Non-human primates (NHPs) as a source for Plasmodium infections in humans are a challenge for malaria elimination. In Brazil, two species of Plasmodium have been described infecting NHPs, Plasmodium brasilianum and Plasmodium simium. Both species are infective to man. Plasmodium brasilianum resembles morphologically, genetically and immunologically the human quartan Plasmodium malariae. Plasmodium brasilianum naturally infects species of non-human primates from all New World monkey families from a large geographic area...
February 10, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186992/autophagy-is-highly-targeted-among-host-comparative-proteomes-during-infection-with-different-virulent-rabv-strains
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Ling Li, Hongli Jin, Hualei Wang, Zengguo Cao, Na Feng, Jianzhong Wang, Yongkun Zhao, Xuexing Zheng, Pengfei Hou, Nan Li, Hang Chi, Pei Huang, Cuicui Jiao, Qian Li, Lina Wang, Tiecheng Wang, Weiyang Sun, Yuwei Gao, Changchun Tu, Guixue Hu, Songtao Yang, Xianzhu Xia
Rabies virus (RABV) is a neurotropic virus that causes serious disease in humans and animals worldwide. It has been reported that different RABV strains can result in divergent prognoses in animal model. To identify host factors that affect different infection processes, a kinetic analysis of host proteome alterations in mouse brains infected with different virulent RABV strains was performed using isobaric tags for a relative and absolute quantification (iTRAQ)-liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) proteomics approach, and this analysis identified 147 differentially expressed proteins (DEPs) between the pathogenic challenge virus standard (CVS)-11 strain and the attenuated SRV9 strain...
February 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186168/ifi16-is-required-for-dna-sensing-in-human-macrophages-by-promoting-production-and-function-of-cgamp
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K L Jønsson, A Laustsen, C Krapp, K A Skipper, K Thavachelvam, D Hotter, J H Egedal, M Kjolby, P Mohammadi, T Prabakaran, L K Sørensen, C Sun, S B Jensen, C K Holm, R J Lebbink, M Johannsen, M Nyegaard, J G Mikkelsen, F Kirchhoff, S R Paludan, M R Jakobsen
Innate immune activation by macrophages is an essential part of host defence against infection. Cytosolic recognition of microbial DNA in macrophages leads to induction of interferons and cytokines through activation of cyclic GMP-AMP synthase (cGAS) and stimulator of interferon genes (STING). Other host factors, including interferon-gamma inducible factor 16 (IFI16), have been proposed to contribute to immune activation by DNA. However, their relation to the cGAS-STING pathway is not clear. Here, we show that IFI16 functions in the cGAS-STING pathway on two distinct levels...
February 10, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186134/virulence-inhibitors-from-brazilian-peppertree-block-quorum-sensing-and-abate-dermonecrosis-in-skin-infection-models
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Amelia Muhs, James T Lyles, Corey P Parlet, Kate Nelson, Jeffery S Kavanaugh, Alexander R Horswill, Cassandra L Quave
Widespread antibiotic resistance is on the rise and current therapies are becoming increasingly limited in both scope and efficacy. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) represents a major contributor to this trend. Quorum sensing controlled virulence factors include secreted toxins responsible for extensive damage to host tissues and evasion of the immune system response; they are major contributors to morbidity and mortality. Investigation of botanical folk medicines for wounds and infections led us to study Schinus terebinthifolia (Brazilian Peppertree) as a potential source of virulence inhibitors...
February 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185642/quantifying-the-sensitivity-of-human-immune-cells-to-chemoattractant
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Emmet A Francis, Volkmar Heinrich
The efficient recruitment of immune cells is a vital cornerstone of our defense against infections and a key challenge of immunotherapeutic applications. It relies on the ability of chemotaxing cells to prioritize their responses to different stimuli. For example, immune cells are known to abandon gradients of host-cell-produced cytokines in favor of complement-derived anaphylatoxins, which then guide the cells toward nearby pathogen surfaces. The aptitude to triage stimuli depends on the cells' specific sensitivities to different chemoattractants...
February 6, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185615/clinical-study-of-neuroregen-scaffold-combined-with-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-for-the-repair-of-chronic-complete-spinal-cord-injury
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Yannan Zhao, Fengwu Tang, Guang Han, Nuo Wang, Na Yin, Bing Chen, Xianfeng Jiang, Chen Yun, Wanjun Han, Changyu Zhao, Shixiang Cheng, Zhifeng Xiao, Sai Zhang, Jianwu Dai
Regeneration of damaged neurons and recovery of sensation and motor function after complete spinal cord injury (SCI) are challenging. We previously developed a collagen scaffold, NeuroRegen scaffold, to promote axonal growth along collagen fibers and inhibit glial scar formation after SCI. When functionalized with multiple biomolecules, this scaffold promoted neurological regeneration and functional recovery in animals with SCI. In this study, eight patients with chronic complete SCI were enrolled to examine the safety and efficacy of implanting NeuroRegen scaffold with human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs)...
February 9, 2017: Cell Transplantation
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