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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634479/whole-blood-profiling-of-bacillus-calmette-gu%C3%A3-rin-induced-trained-innate-immunity-in-infants-identifies-epidermal-growth-factor-il-6-platelet-derived-growth-factor-ab-bb-and-natural-killer-cell-activation
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Steven G Smith, Johanneke Kleinnijenhuis, Mihai G Netea, Hazel M Dockrell
Vaccination of infants with bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) activates both the innate and adaptive arms of the immune response. The antimycobacterial effects of these responses most likely account for the ability of BCG to protect against childhood forms of tuberculosis (TB). There is also evidence for a heterologous protective effect of BCG vaccination against TB-unrelated mortality in low birth weight infants. A possible mechanism of action of this effect, the induction of trained innate immunity, has been demonstrated when cells from BCG-vaccinated adults are restimulated in vitro with non-related microbial stimuli...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630063/listeria-vectored-vaccine-expressing-the-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-30-kda-major-secretory-protein-via-the-constitutively-active-prfa-regulon-boosts-bcg-efficacy-against-tuberculosis
#2
Qingmei Jia, Barbara Jane Dillon, Saša Masleša-Galić, Marcus A Horwitz
A potent vaccine against tuberculosis, one of the world's deadliest diseases, is needed to enhance the immunity of people worldwide, most of whom have been vaccinated with the partially effective BCG vaccine. Here we investigate novel live attenuated recombinant Listeria monocytogenes (rLm) vaccines expressing the Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) 30 kDa major secretory protein (r30/Ag85B) (rLm30) as heterologous booster vaccines in animals primed with BCG. Using three attenuated Lm vectors, rLm ΔactA (LmI), rLm ΔactA ΔinlB (LmII), and rLm ΔactA ΔinlBprfA* (LmIII), we constructed five rLm30 vaccine candidates expressing the r30 linked in-frame to the Lm Listeriolycin O signal sequence and driven by the hly promoter (h30) or linked in-frame to the ActA N-terminus and driven by the actA promoter (a30)...
June 19, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626253/socio-economic-and-demographic-determinants-of-full-immunization-among-children-of-12-23-months-in-afghanistan
#3
Fraidoon Farzad, Joshua A Reyer, Eiko Yamamoto, Nobuyuki Hamajima
Immunization is one of the most cost-effective interventions to reduce vaccine-preventable diseases morbidity and mortality. Vaccination coverage is very low in Afghanistan; National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment (NRVA) Survey 2008 estimated the coverage of fully immunized children to be 37%. The current study was designed to examine the factors influencing full immunization among children aged 12-23 months. Demographic and vaccination data of 2,561 children of 12-23 months was extracted from the Afghanistan Health Survey (AHS) 2012...
February 2017: Nagoya Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620588/immunogenicity-and-protective-efficacy-of-a-fusion-protein-tuberculosis-vaccine-combining-five-esx-family-proteins
#4
Zhi-Hao Xiang, Rui-Feng Sun, Chen Lin, Fu-Zeng Chen, Jun-Tao Mai, Yu-Xiao Liu, Zi-Yan Xu, Lu Zhang, Jun Liu
One strategy to develop the next generation of tuberculosis vaccines is to construct subunit vaccines based on T cell antigens. In this study, we have evaluated the vaccine potential of a fusion protein combining EsxB, EsxD, EsxG, EsxU, and EsxM of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tb). This recombinant protein, named BM, was expressed in and purified from Escherichia coli. Immunization of C57BL/6 mice with purified BM protein formulated in Freund's incomplete adjuvant induced the production of Th1 cytokines (IFN-γ, TNF, and IL-2) and multifunctional CD4(+) T cells...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620382/phase-ii-study-of-adjuvant-immunotherapy-with-the-csf-470-vaccine-plus-bacillus-calmette-guerin-plus-recombinant-human-granulocyte-macrophage-colony-stimulating-factor-vs-medium-dose-interferon-alpha-2b-in-stages-iib-iic-and-iii-cutaneous-melanoma-patients
#5
José Mordoh, María Betina Pampena, Mariana Aris, Paula Alejandra Blanco, Mónica Lombardo, Erika María von Euw, Soledad Mac Keon, Michelle Yépez Crow, Alicia Inés Bravo, Juan Manuel O'Connor, Ana Gabriela Orlando, Franco Ramello, Estrella Mariel Levy, María Marcela Barrio
The irradiated, allogeneic, cellular CSF-470 vaccine plus Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) and recombinant human granulocyte macrophage-colony stimulating factor (rhGM-CSF) is being tested against medium-dose IFN-α2b in stages IIB-III cutaneous melanoma (CM) patients (pts) after surgery in an open, randomized, Phase II/III study. We present the results of the Phase II part of the ongoing CASVAC-0401 study (ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT01729663). Thirty-one pts were randomized to the CSF-470 vaccine (n = 20) or to the IFN-α2b arm (n = 11)...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619159/original-mycobacterial-sin-a-consequence-of-highly-homologous-antigens
#6
REVIEW
A O Jenkins, A Michel, V Rutten
The role of antigens shared between Mycobacteria in in-vivo cross-reactive immune responses in host animals, have been reported to be responsible for reduced BCG vaccination efficacy as well reduced specificity of routine immunological diagnostic tests. This presents with significant disease control challenges in humans and animals. The present review highlights the results of previous studies on the effect of pre-sensitization to environmental mycobacteria on either pathogenic mycobacteria and/or M. bovis BCG, in experimental animals...
May 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610792/quantitative-and-qualitative-inkt-repertoire-associations-with-disease-susceptibility-and-outcome-in-macaque-tuberculosis-infection
#7
Andrew Chancellor, Andrew White, Anna S Tocheva, Joe R Fenn, Mike Dennis, Liku Tezera, Akul Singhania, Tim Elliott, Marc Tebruegge, Paul Elkington, Stephan Gadola, Sally Sharpe, Salah Mansour
Correlates of immune protection that reliably predict vaccine efficacy against Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) infection are urgently needed. Invariant NKT cells (iNKTs) are CD1d-dependent innate T cells that augment host antimicrobial immunity through production of cytokines, including interferon (IFN)-γ and tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-α. We determined peripheral blood iNKT numbers, their proliferative responses and iNKT subset proportions after in vitro antigen expansion by α-galactosylceramide (αGC) in a large cohort of mycobacteria-naïve non-human primates, and macaques from Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine and Mtb challenge studies...
July 2017: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610781/pilot-studies-of-a-human-bcg-challenge-model
#8
Azra Blazevic, Mei Xia, Aldin Turan, Janice Tennant, Daniel F Hoft
Despite the great effort to develop an effective vaccine against tuberculosis (TB) there is currently no reliable and safe human challenge model that can be used for in vivo evaluation of new TB vaccine candidates and/or elucidation of the mechanisms of TB protective immunity. In this study, five volunteers were challenged with BCG intradermally (ID). Swab specimens were collected at multiple time points from the vaccination site pre- and post-vaccination to quantitate mycobacterial shedding as a surrogate of in vivo mycobacterial immunity...
July 2017: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609309/spontaneous-regression-of-malignant-melanoma-is-it-based-on-the-interplay-between-host-immune-system-and-melanoma-antigens
#9
Monika Cervinkova, Petra Kucerova, Jana Cizkova
Malignant melanoma (MM) is the most aggressive and uneasily treatable form of skin cancer. Up to 90% of deaths because of skin tumours are estimated to be caused by this malignancy. Spontaneous regression is described as a partial or complete disappearance of cancer. It can be defined if the clinical and histological diagnosis of malignancy is verified and any therapeutic intervention potentially inducing mechanisms leading to regression has not been applied. Regression occurs more frequently in melanoma than in other types of tumours; it is reported to be six times higher than in other malignancies...
June 12, 2017: Anti-cancer Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605892/improvement-of-thermal-stability-of-bcg-vaccine
#10
Fatemeh Jahanbakhsh Sefidi, Homan Kaghazian, Gholam Ali Moradli, Seyed Mehdi Hassanzadeh
BAckground: Thermal stability (TS) is a part of the BCG vaccine characterization by which consistency of process in BCG vaccine production could be confirmed. To enhance the TS of the vaccine, some prevalent stabilizers in different concentration were added to the final formulation of BCG bulk prior to Freeze-drying process. We found a formulation more effective than the current stabilizer for retaining the higher viability of lyophilized BCG vaccine produced by Pasteur Institute of Iran...
June 13, 2017: Iranian Biomedical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600575/altered-humoral-immunity-to-mycobacterial-antigens-in-japanese-patients-affected-by-inflammatory-demyelinating-diseases-of-the-central-nervous-system
#11
Davide Cossu, Kazumasa Yokoyama, Yuji Tomizawa, Eiichi Momotani, Nobutaka Hattori
Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP) and Mycobacterium bovis (BCG) have been associated to several human autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS), but there are conflicting evidence on the issue. The objective of this study is to evaluate their role in Japanese patients affected by inflammatory demyelinating disorders of the central nervous system (IDDs). A total of 97 IDDs subjects including 51 MS and 46 neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) patients, and 34 healthy controls (HCs) were tested for the detection of IgG, IgM and IgA against mycobacterial antigens by indirect ELISA...
June 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598702/a-safe-and-efficient-bcg-vectored-vaccine-to-prevent-the-disease-caused-by-the-human-respiratory-syncytial-virus
#12
Emma Rey-Jurado, Jorge Soto, Nicolás Gálvez, Alexis M Kalergis
The human Respiratory Syncytial Virus (hRSV) causes lower respiratory tract infections including pneumonia and bronchiolitis. Such infections also cause a large number of hospitalizations and affects mainly newborns, young children and the elderly worldwide. Symptoms associated with hRSV infection are due to an exacerbated immune response characterized by low levels of IFN-γ, recruitment of neutrophils and eosinophils to the site of infection and lung damage. Although hRSV is a major health problem, no vaccines are currently available...
June 9, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595594/prevalence-and-risk-factors-for-latent-tuberculosis-infection-among-healthcare-workers-in-nampula-central-hospital-mozambique
#13
Celso Belo, Saloshni Naidoo
BACKGROUND: Healthcare workers in high tuberculosis burdened countries are occupationally exposed to the tuberculosis disease with uncomplicated and complicated tuberculosis on the increase among them. Most of them acquire Mycobacterium tuberculosis but do not progress to the active disease - latent tuberculosis infection. The objective of this study was to assess the prevalence and risk factors associated with latent tuberculosis infection among healthcare workers in Nampula Central Hospital, Mozambique...
June 8, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588268/optimisation-of-a-murine-splenocyte-mycobacterial-growth-inhibition-assay-using-virulent-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
#14
Christina Jensen, Line Lindebo Holm, Erik Svensson, Claus Aagaard, Morten Ruhwald
In the absence of a validated correlate of protection or robust animal models for human tuberculosis, Mycobacterial growth inhibition assays (MGIAs) aim to assess vaccines ability to inhibit mycobacterial growth in-vitro. We optimised a reproducible murine splenocyte MGIA based on in-vitro infection with virulent Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb) Erdman. We identified splenocyte viability as a problem in state-of-art MGIA protocols, which can be improved by simple changes in culture conditions (viability increase from 21% to 46% at last day of culture)...
June 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579973/conflicting-role-of-mycobacterium-species-in-multiple-sclerosis
#15
REVIEW
Davide Cossu, Kazumasa Yokoyama, Nobutaka Hattori
Mycobacterium is a genus of aerobic and acid-fast bacteria, which include several pathogenic organisms that cause serious diseases in mammals. Previous studies have associated the immune response against mycobacteria with multiple sclerosis (MS), a chronic demyelinating disease of the central nervous system with unknown etiology. The role of mycobacteria in the pathological process has been controversial and often conflicting. We provide a detailed review of the mycobacteria that have been linked to MS over the last three decades, with a focus on Mycobacterium bovis bacille Calmette-Guérin vaccine for human and oral exposure to Mycobacterium avium subsp...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572807/a-new-adjuvant-mtom-mediates-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-subunit-vaccine-to-enhance-th1-type-t-cell-immune-responses-and-il-2-t-cells
#16
Qi Yu, Xiaochun Wang, Xionglin Fan
The only licensed vaccine Mycobacterium bovis Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) cannot prevent the prevalence of tuberculosis (TB), which remains a major public health problem worldwide. A more effective TB vaccine than BCG is urgently needed. Subunit vaccine is a promising strategy, and suitable adjuvants will benefit the development of effective TB subunit vaccines. MTO, consisting of monophosphoryl lipid A (MPLA), trehalose-6,6'-dibehenate (TDB), and MF59, was developed as an adjuvant of TB vaccine because of its ability to evoke the Th1-type T cell responses, while it is insufficient to induce single and multifunctional IL-2(+) T cells and has a limited ability to confer protection against Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567030/a-new-rabbit-skin-model-to-evaluate-protective-efficacy-of-tuberculosis-vaccines
#17
Huiyu Chen, Xun Liu, Xingming Ma, Qian Wang, Guang Yang, Hongxia Niu, Shuaixiang Li, Bingzheng He, Shanshan He, Arthur M Dannenberg, Bingdong Zhu, Ying Zhang
Background: BCG protection is suboptimal and there is significant interest to develop new tuberculosis (TB) vaccines. However, there are significant limitations of the current vaccine evaluation systems in the mouse model. Here, we developed a BCG-challenge rabbit skin model as a new way to evaluate the protective efficacy of selected TB subunit vaccine candidates. Methods: Rabbits were immunized with subunit vaccines, including EAMM (ESAT6-Ag85B-MPT64<190-198>-Mtb8.4), MH (Mtb10.4-HspX), and LT70 (ESAT6-Ag85B-MPT64<190-198>-Mtb8...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28565847/recombinant-bacille-calmette-gu%C3%A3-rin-coexpressing-ag85b-ifn-%C3%AE-enhances-the-cell-mediated-immunity-in-c57bl-6-mice
#18
Wei Liu, Ying Xu, Hongbo Shen, Jingran Yan, Enzhuo Yang, Honghai Wang
The only available vaccine against pulmonary tuberculosis is Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG). As the efficacy reported of the vaccine is not up to the mark, there is an urgent need to develop improved anti-tuberculosis vaccines. Antigen 85B (Ag85B) is a very promising vaccine candidate molecule of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and interferon (IFN)-γ and has been considered the most attractive correlate of protective immunity. The aim of this study was to construct a novel recombinant BCG (rBCG) to secrete Ag85B and mouse IFN-γ under control of the Mycobacterial heat shock protein 60 (hsp60) promoter and the antigen signal sequence...
May 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562757/analysis-of-clinical-data-and-t-helper-1-t-helper-2-responses-in-patients-with-different-clinical-forms-of-leprosy
#19
Ricardo Wilson de Pinho Rodrigues, Afonso Bezerra Ribeiro, Gilcele de Campos Martin Berber, LeeYun Sheng, Amilcar Sabino Damazo
INTRODUCTION: Currently, there are no laboratory tests or sensitive and specific molecular markers for the early diagnosis of leprosy. The aim of this study was to analyze the clinical characteristics of patients with leprosy and investigate their immunological profile, comparing this with the type of lesion and the presence or absence of a Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccination scar. METHODS: Statistical analyzes were performed by employing comparative tests (Pearson´s chi-square) to evaluate the variables in different clinical forms, considering significance at the 5% level...
March 2017: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549484/the-effects-of-a-psychological-intervention-directed-at-optimizing-immune-function-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#20
Lemmy Schakel, Dieuwke S Veldhuijzen, Henriët van Middendorp, Corine Prins, Simone A Joosten, Tom H M Ottenhoff, Leo G Visser, Andrea W M Evers
BACKGROUND: Previous research has provided evidence for the link between psychological processes and psychophysiological health outcomes. Psychological interventions, such as face-to-face or online cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and serious games aimed at improving health, have shown promising results in promoting health outcomes. Few studies so far, however, have examined whether Internet-based CBT combined with serious gaming elements is effective in modulating health outcomes. Moreover, studies often did not incorporate psychophysiological or immunological challenges in order to gain insight into physiological responses to real-life challenges after psychological interventions...
May 26, 2017: Trials
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