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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241020/an-automatic-lab-on-disc-system-for-blood-typing
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Yaw-Jen Chang, Yi-Hua Fan, Shia-Chung Chen, Kuan-Hua Lee, Liao-Yong Lou
A blood-typing assay is a critical test to ensure the serological compatibility of a donor and an intended recipient prior to a blood transfusion. This article presents a lab-on-disc blood-typing system to conduct a total of eight assays for a patient, including forward-typing tests, reverse-typing tests, and irregular-antibody tests. These assays are carried out in a microfluidic disc simultaneously. A blood-typing apparatus was designed to automatically manipulate the disc. The blood type can be determined by integrating the results of red blood cell (RBC) agglutination in the microchannels...
December 1, 2017: SLAS Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240734/transient-expression-of-human-antibodies-in-mammalian-cells
#2
Rodrigo Vazquez-Lombardi, Damien Nevoltris, Ansha Luthra, Peter Schofield, Carsten Zimmermann, Daniel Christ
Recombinant expression of antibody molecules in mammalian cells offers important advantages over traditionally utilized bacterial expression, including glycosylation required for antibody functionality and markedly reduced levels of endotoxin contamination. Advances in transient mammalian expression systems enable high yields (>100 mg/liter) that now allow for effective recombinant antibody production at a reasonable cost. Here, we provide step-by-step protocols for the design and recombinant expression of full-length IgG antibodies and antibody-derived constructs (including Fab, Fc-fusions and bispecifics) in mammalian cells...
January 2018: Nature Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239690/antibody-drug-conjugates-design-and-development-for-therapy-and-imaging-in-and-beyond-cancer-labex-mabimprove-industrial-workshop-july-27-28-2017-tours-france
#3
Camille Martin, Claire Kizlik-Masson, André Pèlegrin, Hervé Watier, Marie-Claude Viaud-Massuard, Nicolas Joubert
The annual "Antibody Industrial Symposium", co organized by LabEx MAbImprove, MabDesign and Polepharma, was held in Tours, France on June 27-28, 2017. The focus was on antibody-drug-conjugates (ADCs), new entities which realize the hope of Paul Ehrlich's magic bullet. ADCs result from the bioconjugation of a highly cytotoxic drug to a selective monoclonal antibody, which acts as a vector. Building on knowledge gained during the development of three approved ADCs, brentuximab vedotin (Adcetris®), ado trastuzumab emtansine (Kadcyla®) and inotuzumab ozogamicin (Besponsa®), and the many ADCs in development, this meeting addressed strategies and the latest innovations in the field from fundamental research to manufacturing...
December 14, 2017: MAbs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237909/change-of-circulating-antibodies-against-cd25-derived-peptide-antigen-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#4
Jiaxin Wang, Yangchun Xu, Huan Zhao, Xuan Zhang
AIMS: Several studies have shown altered levels of plasma anti-CD25 antibodies in patients with malignancy in lung, esophagus and breast. The present study was thus designed to test whether circulating anti-CD25 antibody levels were changed in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS: An enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) was developed in-house to detect plasma IgG antibodies to CD25-derived linear peptide antigens in 122 patients with HCC and 121 control subjects...
2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237847/a-trimeric-hiv-1-envelope-gp120-immunogen-induces-potent-and-broad-anti-v1v2-loop-antibodies-against-hiv-1-in-rabbits-and-rhesus-macaques
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Andrew T Jones, Venkateswarlu Chamcha, Sannula Kesavardhana, Xiaoying Shen, David Beaumont, Raksha Das, Linda S Wyatt, Celia C LaBranche, Sherry Stanfield-Oakley, Guido Ferrari, David C Montefiori, Bernard Moss, Georgia D Tomaras, Raghavan Varadarajan, Rama Rao Amara
Trimeric HIV-1 envelope (Env) immunogens are attractive due to their ability to display quaternary epitopes targeted by broadly neutralizing antibodies while obscuring unfavorable epitopes. Results from the RV144 trial highlighted the importance of vaccine induced HIV-1 Env V1V2 directed antibodies, with key regions of the V2 loop as targets for vaccine-mediated protection. We recently reported that a trimeric JRFL-gp120 immunogen, generated by inserting a N-terminal trimerization domain in the V1 loop region of a cyclically permuted gp120 (cycP-gp120), induces neutralizing activity against multiple tier-2 HIV-1 isolates in guinea pigs in a DNA prime/protein boost approach...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237828/identification-of-novel-structural-determinants-in-mw965-env-that-regulate-the-neutralization-phenotype-and-conformational-masking-potential-of-primary-hiv-1-isolates
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Zakiya M Qualls, Alok Choudhary, William Honnen, Raja Prattipati, James E Robinson, Abraham Pinter
The subtype C HIV-1 isolate MW965.26 is a highly neutralization-sensitive tier-1a primary isolate that is widely used in vaccine studies, but the basis for the sensitive neutralization phenotype of this isolate is not known. Substituting the MW965.26 V1/V2 domain into a neutralization-sensitive SF162 Env clone resulted in high resistance to standard anti-V3 monoclonal antibodies, demonstrating that this region possessed strong masking activity in a standard Env backbone and indicating that determinants elsewhere in MW965...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237802/phase-1-dose-escalation-study-of-anti-ctla-4-antibody-ipilimumab-and-lenalidomide-in-patients-with-advanced-cancers
#7
Divya Sakamuri, Isabella C Glitza, Sonia L Betancourt Cuellar, Vivek Subbiah, Siqing Fu, Apostolia M Tsimberidou, Jennifer J Wheler, David S Hong, Aung Naing, Gerald S Falchook, Michelle A Fanale, Maria E Cabanillas, Filip Janku
Preclinical data suggest that combining a check point inhibition with immunomodulatory derivative can increase anticancer response. We designed a dose escalation study using a 3+3 design to determine the safety, maximum tolerated dose (MTD) or recommended phase 2 dose (R2PD) and dose limiting toxicities (DLT) of the anti-CTLA-4 antibody ipilimumab (1.5-3mg/kg intravenously every 28 days x 4) and lenalidomide (10-25mg orally daily for 21 of 28 days until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity) in advanced cancers...
December 13, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236353/iccs-escca-consensus-guidelines-for-the-high-sensitivity-flow-cytometric-detection-of-paroxysmal-nocturnal-hemoglobinuria-pnh-part-2-assay-optimization-and-reagent-selection
#8
EDITORIAL
D Robert Sutherland, Andrea Illingworth, Iuri Marinov, Fernando Ortiz, John Andreasen, Dan Payne, Paul K Wallace, Michael Keeney
Since publication in 2010 of the International Clinical Cytometry Society (ICCS) Consensus Guidelines for detection of Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) by flow cytometery, a great deal of work has been performed to develop, optimize and validate a number of high-sensitivity assays to detect PNH phenotypes in both Red Blood Cells (RBCs) and White Blood Cells (WBCs, neutrophils and monocytes). This section (Part 2) of the updated ICCS PNH Consensus Guidelines will focus on specific instrument setup for these PNH assays, the identification and proper testing of appropriate antibody conjugates and combinations therof, and basic assay design...
December 13, 2017: Cytometry. Part B, Clinical Cytometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235843/self-sterilizing-and-regeneratable-microchip-for-the-precise-capture-and-recovery-of-viable-circulating-tumor-cells-from-patients-with-cancer
#9
Lanlan Hui, Yi Su, Tingting Ye, Zhao Liu, Qingchang Tian, Chuanjiang He, Yueqi Zhao, Pu Chen, Xiaojia Wang, Weidong Han, Yan Luo, Ben Wang
Cancer cells metastasize and are transported in the bloodstream, easily reaching any site in the body through the blood circulation. A method designed to assess the number of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) should be validated as a clinical tool for predicting the response to therapy and monitoring disease progression in patients with cancer. Although CTCs are detectable in many cases, they remain unavailable for clinic usage due to their high testing cost, tedious operation and poor clinical relevance. Herein, we developed a regeneratable microchip for isolating CTCs that is available for robust cell heterogeneity assays on-site without the need for a sterile environment...
December 13, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234969/monoclonal-antibodies-for-treatment-of-eosinophilic-esophagitis
#10
REVIEW
Mahsa Eskian, MirHojjat Khorasanizadeh, Amal H Assa'ad, Nima Rezaei
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the esophagus affecting both children and adults, with debilitating and progressive symptoms. EoE has shown an explosive epidemiological rise in the past few decades. Many patients experience a poor level of disease control despite maximal use of available guideline-based therapies, which seriously hampers their quality of life. Diet restrictions and systemic and topical corticosteroids are the current mainstays of EoE therapy, but are associated with significant efficacy, treatment compliance, and safety issues such as oral or esophageal candidiasis, growth retardation, osteopenia, osteoporosis, glucose intolerance, and cataract formation...
December 12, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233896/retargeting-lentiviruses-via-spycatcher-spytag-chemistry-for-gene-delivery-into-specific-cell-types
#11
Nagarjun Kasaraneni, Ana M Chamoun-Emanuelli, Gus Wright, Zhilei Chen
We report a simple strategy for the creation of lentiviral vectors specific to any desired target cells. SpyTag is inserted into an engineered Sindbis virus envelope protein and displayed on the lentivirus surface to create Sindbis virus-SpyTag pseudoparticles (Sind-SpyTag-pp). The SpyTag serves as the covalent anchoring site for a target-cell-specific cell-binding protein (CBP) that is fused to a truncated SpyCatcher (SpyCatcherΔ). Target-cell-specific lentiviruses are created by mixing the Sind-SpyTag-pp and CBP-SpyCatcherΔ in vitro We first used a HER2-binding designed ankyrin repeat protein (DARPin...
December 12, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233681/studies-on-the-development-of-antibodies-for-the-highly-hydrophobic-plasticizers-dinch-and-deht
#12
Stefanie Baldofski, Carsten Jörg Canitz, Leif-Alexander Garbe, Rudolf J Schneider
Diisononylcyclohexane-1,2-dicarboxylate (DINCH) and di-2-ethylhexyl terephthalate (DEHT), two of the most important substitutes for phthalate plasticizers, are used for a wide range of applications. Consequently, an increasing occurrence in urine and environmental samples is reported. Reliable and fast analytical methods for the quantification of these plasticizers are needed. So far, mainly GC-MS or LC-MS methods are used. We aimed to develop the first antibodies and immunoassays allowing for high-throughput analysis of samples...
December 9, 2017: Analytical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233038/juvenile-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-in-turkey-demographic-clinical-and-laboratory-features-with-disease-activity-and-outcome
#13
S Sahin, A Adrovic, K Barut, N Canpolat, Y Ozluk, I Kilicaslan, S Caliskan, L Sever, O Kasapcopur
Objectives This paper aims to assess in a retrospective fashion the clinical and laboratory features, severity and outcome of juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus (jSLE) from a referral center in Turkey. Methods We have included all jSLE patients ( n = 92) diagnosed according to the revised American College of Rheumatology 1997 criteria between January 2004 and January 2017. Results The most prevalent clinical feature in our cohort was mucocutaneous manifestations (97.8%), followed by constitutional (81...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232953/mitochondrial-signs-and-subcellular-imaging-imply-the-antifungal-mechanism-of-carabrone-against-gaeumannomyces-graminis-var-tritici
#14
Lanying Wang, Yunfei Zhang, Delong Wang, Mei Wang, Yong Wang, Juntao Feng
Carabrone, a botanical bicyclic sesquiterpenic lactone, has broad-spectrum antifungal activities, and is particularly efficient against the devastating phytopathogen Gaeumannomyces graminis var.tritici (Ggt). The antifungal mechanism of carabrone against Ggt, however, remains unclear. The main objective of this study was to investigate the subcellular localization of carabrone in Ggt to make a better understanding of the mechanism of action. When Ggt was exposed to carabrone (EC50 value, 28.45 μg/mL) for 7 days, the decline of mitochondrial concentration, together with some obvious alternations in the mitochondrial structure including hazy outline, medullary transition, excess accumulation of unclear settlings, and vacuolar degeneration were observed, indicating that carbrone may act on the mitochondria directly...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231062/promising-immunotherapy-for-prostate-cancer
#15
John C Henegan, Guru Sonpavde
Sipuleucel-T is the only currently approved immunotherapy for the management of prostate cancer. However, other immunotherapy agents have recently shown activity in prostate cancer and are being developed alone or in combination with other agents. Areas covered: This article provides a review of positive or encouraging clinical trials of agents under development including vaccines, monoclonal antibodies, immune modulators, gene-mediated cytotoxic immunotherapy and chimeric antigen receptor-modified 'designer' T cells in patients with prostate cancer...
December 12, 2017: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230922/synthetic-cancer-targeting-innate-immune-stimulators-give-insights-into-avidity-effects
#16
Anne Claire Conibear, André Pötgens, Karine Thewes, Claudia Altdorf, Clarissa Hilzendeger, Christian Friedrich Wilhelm Becker
Multispecific and multivalent antibodies are seen as promising cancer therapeutics and numerous antibody fragments and derivatives have been developed to exploit avidity effects that result in increased selectivity. Most of these multispecific and multivalent antibody strategies make use of recombinant expression of antigen-binding modules. In contrast, chemical synthesis and chemoselective ligations can be used to generate a variety of molecules with different numbers and combinations of binding moieties in a modular and homogeneous fashion...
December 12, 2017: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230887/integration-of-molecular-dynamics-simulation-and-hotspot-residues-grafting-for-de-novo-scfv-design-against-salmonella-typhi-tolc-protein
#17
Siew Wen Leong, Theam Soon Lim, Asma Ismail, Yee Siew Choong
With the development of de novo binders for protein targets from non-related scaffolds, many possibilities for therapeutics and diagnostics have been created. In this study, we described the use of de novo design approach to create single-chain fragment variable (scFv) for Salmonella enterica subspecies enterica serovar Typhi TolC protein. Typhoid fever is a global health concern in developing and underdeveloped countries. Rapid typhoid diagnostics will improve disease management and therapy. In this work, molecular dynamics simulation was first performed on a homology model of TolC protein in POPE membrane bilayer to obtain the central structure that was subsequently used as the target for scFv design...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Molecular Recognition: JMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230857/chemical-aspects-of-metal-ion-chelation-in-the-synthesis-and-application-antibody-based-radiotracers
#18
Eszter Boros, Jason P Holland
Radiometals are becoming increasingly accessible and are utilized frequently in the design of radiotracers for imaging and therapy. Nuclear properties ranging from the emission of γ-ray and ®+ -particles (imaging) to Auger electron, ®- and α-particles (therapy) in combination with long half-lives are ideally matched with the relatively long biological half-life of monoclonal antibodies in vivo. Radiometal labelling of antibodies requires the incorporation of a metal chelate onto the monoclonal antibody...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Labelled Compounds & Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230639/conserved-peptides-enhance-immune-efficiency-of-inactive-vaccines-against-emerging-avian-influenza-viruses-in-chicken
#19
Jin Xiao, Lei Zhang, Zhenbao Wang, Wangzhen Xiang, Ping Lu, Yingze Zhao, Min Han, Airong Ma, Peng Qi, Ming Wang, George F Gao, William J Liu
Avian influenza viruses (AIVs) such as H5N1 and H7N9 are a great threat to poultry economics and public health. Vaccination can effectively inhibit the spread of AIV in poultry, which is also a viable strategy for controlling virus transmission from poultry to human. Adjuvants that are commonly used in current inactivated vaccines to provide stronger anti-AIV immune responses are often limited in their capacity to quantitatively induce both humoral and cellular immune responses. Herein, we assessed the levels of immune responses generated by a vaccine formulation comprising inactivated H5N1 antigen and synthetic peptides covering conserved CD4+, CD8+ T cell, and B cell epitopes...
September 8, 2017: Science China. Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230211/evaluation-of-aggregated-ag85b-antigen-for-its-biophysical-properties-immunogenicity-and-vaccination-potential-in-a-murine-model-of-tuberculosis-infection
#20
Faraz Ahmad, Swaleha Zubair, Pushpa Gupta, Umesh Datta Gupta, Rakesh Patel, Mohammad Owais
Protein aggregates have been reported to act as a reservoir that can release biologically active, native form of precursor protein. Keeping this fact into consideration, it is tempting to exploit protein aggregate-based antigen delivery system as a functional vaccine to expand desirable immunological response in the host. Herein, we explored the capacity of aggregated Ag85B of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) to act as a prophylactic vaccine system that releases the precursor antigen in slow and sustained manner...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
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