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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236287/characterization-of-a-norovirus-specific-monoclonal-antibody-that-exhibits-wide-spectrum-binding-activities
#1
Lijun Zheng, Wenhui Wang, Jinjin Liu, Xuhui Chen, Sanjing Li, Qiaoli Wang, Yuqi Huo, Chuan Qin, Shuo Shen, Mingchen Wang
Noroviruses (NoVs) are increasingly recognized as the leading cause of acute non-bacterial gastroenteritis worldwide. To screen for NoV-specific monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) with wide spectrum binding activities that could be used for the development of NoV-related detection reagents, we immunized mice with a combination of virus like particles (VLPs) derived from eight different genotypes (two from genogroup I and six from genogroup II), of which two (GI.7 and GII.2) were newly produced VLPs. Indirect enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) confirmed that two mAbs (8D8 and 10B11) bound to all eight major capsid proteins (VP1) with varied binding abilities...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235545/one-plasmid-double-expression-his-tag-system-for-rapid-production-and-easy-purification-of-ms2-phage-like-particles
#2
Pavel Mikel, Petra Vasickova, Petr Kralik
MS2 phage-like particles (MS2 PLP) are artificially constructed pseudo-viral particles derived from bacteriophage MS2. They are able to carry a specific single stranded RNA (ssRNA) sequence of choice inside their capsid, thus protecting it against the effects of ubiquitous nucleases. Such particles are able to mimic ssRNA viruses and, thus, may serve as the process control for molecular detection and quantification of such agents in several kinds of matrices, vaccines and vaccine candidates, drug delivery systems, and systems for the display of immunologically active peptides or nanomachines...
December 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233140/selection-characterization-and-thermal-stabilization-of-llama-single-domain-antibodies-towards-ebola-virus-glycoprotein
#3
Jinny L Liu, Lisa C Shriver-Lake, George P Anderson, Dan Zabetakis, Ellen R Goldman
BACKGROUND: A key advantage of recombinant antibody technology is the ability to optimize and tailor reagents. Single domain antibodies (sdAbs), the recombinantly produced variable domains derived from camelid and shark heavy chain antibodies, provide advantages of stability and solubility and can be further engineered to enhance their properties. In this study, we generated sdAbs specific for Ebola virus envelope glycoprotein (GP) and increased their stability to expand their utility for use in austere locals...
December 12, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231944/stability-of-plant-virus-based-nanocarriers-in-gastrointestinal-fluids
#4
Alberto Berardi, David J Evans, Francesca Baldelli Bombelli, George P Lomonossoff
Cowpea mosaic virus (CPMV) is a plant virus which is being extensively investigated as a drug delivery and vaccine nanocarrier for parenteral administration. However, to date little is known about the suitability of plant-based nanocarriers for oral delivery. In this study, the colloidal (i.e. aggregation), physical (i.e. denaturation) and chemical (i.e. digestion of the polypeptides) stability of CPMV and its empty virus-like particles (eVLPs) in conditions resembling the gastrointestinal fluids were evaluated...
December 12, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230222/single-dose-of-consensus-hemagglutinin-based-virus-like-particles-vaccine-protects-chickens-against-divergent-h5-subtype-influenza-viruses
#5
Peipei Wu, Jihu Lu, Xuehua Zhang, Mei Mei, Lei Feng, Daxin Peng, Jibo Hou, Sang-Moo Kang, Xiufan Liu, Yinghua Tang
The H5 subtype highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus is one of the greatest threats to global poultry industry. To develop broadly protective H5 subunit vaccine, a recombinant consensus HA sequence (rHA) was constructed and expressed in virus-like particles (rHA VLPs) in the baculovirus-insect cell system. The efficacy of the rHA VLPs vaccine with or without immunopotentiator (CVCVA5) was assessed in chickens. Compared to the commercial Re6 or Re6-CVCVA5 vaccines, single dose immunization of chickens with rHA VLPs or rHA-CVCVA5 vaccines induced higher levels of serum hemagglutinin inhibition titers and neutralization titers, mucosal antibodies, IFN-γ and IL-4 cytokines in sera, and cytotoxic T lymphocyte responses...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228524/evaluation-of-antibody-and-cytokines-responses-in-intranasally-and-intramuscularly-administrated-balb-c-mice-with-influenza-virus-like-particle
#6
Haideh Nadmdari, Mohsen Keshavarz, Talat Mokhtari-Azad, Farhad Rezaei
We previously developed an influenza virus like particle with HA, M, and NA proteins using Bac-to-Bac expression system and SF9 cell line. To evaluate the immunogenicity of our construct, we assessed the humoral, cytokine induced by H1N1-VLP in BALB/c mice immunized intranasally and intramuscularly. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and Relative quantitative real-time PCR were used to evaluate the antibody (IgG and IgA) and mRNA levels of IL-6, IL-4, IL-10 and IFN-g in PBMCs. Our results showed that VLP was capable of intranasal (I...
October 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227108/visualizing-single-cell-secretion-dynamics-with-single-protein-sensitivity
#7
Matthew McDonald, André Gemeinhardt, Katharina König, Marek Piliarik, Stefanie Schaffer, Simon Völkl, Michael Aigner, Andreas Mackensen, Vahid Sandoghdar
Cellular secretion of proteins into the extracellular environment is an essential mediator of critical biological mechanisms, including cell-to-cell communication, immunological response, targeted delivery, and differentiation. Here, we report a novel methodology that allows for the real-time detection and imaging of single unlabeled proteins that are secreted from individual living cells. This is accomplished via interferometric detection of scattered light (iSCAT), and is demonstrated with Laz388 cells-an Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) transformed B cell line...
December 11, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225046/high-level-expression-and-immunogenicity-of-porcine-circovirus-type-2b-capsid-protein-without-nuclear-localization-signal-expressed-in-hansenula-polymorpha
#8
Yue Xiao, Peiyan Zhao, Junyang Du, Xin Li, Wenting Lu, Xu Hao, Boqi Dong, Yongli Yu, Liying Wang
Currently, porcine circovirus type 2b (PCV2b) is the dominant PCV2 genotype causing postweaning multisystemic wasting disease (PMWS) in pigs worldwide. Efforts have been made to develop various recombinant capsid proteins of PCV2b used in vaccines against PCV2b. However, the nuclear localization signal (NLS) of PCV2b capsid protein (CP) was found to inhibit the expression of the whole length capsid protein in E.coli. Here, we expressed a NLS-deleted capsid protein (ΔCP) of PCV2b in Hansenula polymorpha based on the capsid protein of PCV2b strain Y-7 isolated in China...
December 7, 2017: Biologicals: Journal of the International Association of Biological Standardization
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220409/acquisition-of-functions-on-the-outer-capsid-surface-during-evolution-of-double-stranded-rna-fungal-viruses
#9
Carlos P Mata, Daniel Luque, Josué Gómez-Blanco, Javier M Rodríguez, José M González, Nobuhiro Suzuki, Said A Ghabrial, José L Carrascosa, Benes L Trus, José R Castón
Unlike their counterparts in bacterial and higher eukaryotic hosts, most fungal viruses are transmitted intracellularly and lack an extracellular phase. Here we determined the cryo-EM structure at 3.7 Å resolution of Rosellinia necatrix quadrivirus 1 (RnQV1), a fungal double-stranded (ds)RNA virus. RnQV1, the type species of the family Quadriviridae, has a multipartite genome consisting of four monocistronic segments. Whereas most dsRNA virus capsids are based on dimers of a single protein, the ~450-Å-diameter, T = 1 RnQV1 capsid is built of P2 and P4 protein heterodimers, each with more than 1000 residues...
December 8, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218341/templated-co-assembly-into-nanorods-of-polyanions-and-artificial-virus-capsid-proteins
#10
A Hernandez-Garcia, M A Cohen Stuart, R de Vries
Recombinant triblock polypeptides C-Sn-B, where C is a 400 amino acid long hydrophilic random coil block, Sn is a multimer of the silk-like octapeptide S = (GAGAGAGQ), and B = K12 is an oligolysine, have previously been shown to encapsulate double stranded DNA into rod-shaped, virus-like particles. In order to gain insight of the co-assembly process, and in order to be able to use these proteins for templating other types of nanorods, we here explore their co-assembly with a range of polyanionic templates: poly(acrylic acids) (PAA) of a wide range of lengths, poly(styrene sulphonate) (PSS) and the stiff anionic polysaccharide xanthan...
December 8, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216247/the-glycoprotein-of-vesicular-stomatitis-virus-promotes-release-of-virus-like-particles-from-tetherin-positive-cells
#11
Constantin Brinkmann, Markus Hoffmann, Anastasia Lübke, Inga Nehlmeier, Annika Krämer-Kühl, Michael Winkler, Stefan Pöhlmann
Vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) release from infected cells is inhibited by the interferon (IFN)-inducible antiviral host cell factor tetherin (BST-2, CD317). However, several viruses encode tetherin antagonists and it is at present unknown whether residual VSV spread in tetherin-positive cells is also promoted by a virus-encoded tetherin antagonist. Here, we show that the viral glycoprotein (VSV-G) antagonizes tetherin in transfected cells, although with reduced efficiency as compared to the HIV-1 Vpu protein...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216013/bio-inspired-synthesis-of-a-hierarchical-self-assembled-zinc-phosphate-nanostructure-in-the-presence-of-cowpea-mosaic-virus-in-vitro-cell-cycle-proliferation-and-prospects-for-tissue-regeneration
#12
Koushi Kumar, Vasudevarao Penugurti, Gila Levi, Yitzhak Mastai, Bramanandam Manavathi, Pradip Paik
Self-assembly is an important auto-organization process used in designing structural biomaterials which have the potential capability to heal tissues after traumatic injury. Although various materials having the ability to heal after injury are available, there is still a substantial need to develop new improved materials. To address this issue, we have developed hierarchical three-dimensional (3D) self-assembled zinc phosphate (Zn3(PO4)2) in the presence of cowpea mosaic virus (CPMV). Zn3(PO4)2 nanoparticles are self-assembled into nanosheets with a high degree of isotropy and then self-organized into a 3D structure that can enhance surface interactions with biological entities...
December 7, 2017: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213060/structural-characterization-of-site-modified-nanocapsid-with-monodispersed-gold-clusters
#13
Marie C Stark, Mo A Baikoghli, Tanja Lahtinen, Sami Malola, Li Xing, Michelle Nguyen, Marina Nguyen, Aria Sikaroudi, Varpu Marjomäki, Hannu Häkkinen, R Holland Cheng
Hepatitis E Virus-like particles self-assemble in to noninfectious nanocapsids that are resistant to proteolytic/acidic mucosal delivery conditions. Previously, the nanocapsid was engineered to specifically bind and enter breast cancer cells, where successful tumor targeting was demonstrated in animal models. In the present study, the nanocapsid surface was modified with a solvent-exposed cysteine to conjugate monolayer protected gold nanoclusters (AuNC). Unlike commercially available gold nanoparticles, AuNCs monodisperse in water and are composed of a discrete number of gold atoms, forming a crystalline gold core...
December 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212941/a-novel-sulfolobus-virus-with-an-exceptional-capsid-architecture
#14
Haina Wang, Zhenqian Guo, Hongli Feng, Yufei Chen, Xiuqiang Chen, Zhimeng Li, Walter Hernández-Ascencio, Xin Dai, Zhenfeng Zhang, Xiaowei Zheng, Marielos Mora-López, Yu Fu, Chuanlun Zhang, Ping Zhu, Li Huang
A novel archaeal virus, denoted Sulfolobus ellipsoid virus 1 (SEV1), was isolated from an acidic hot spring in Costa Rica. The morphologically unique virion of SEV1 contains a protein capsid with 16 regularly spaced striations and an 11-nm-thick envelope. The capsid exhibits an unusual architecture in which the viral DNA, probably in the form of a nucleoprotein filament, wraps around the longitudinal axis of the virion in a plane to form a multilayered disk-like structure with a central hole, and 16 of these structures are stacked to generate a spool-like capsid...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212932/minor-capsid-protein-l2-polytope-induces-broad-protection-against-oncogenic-and-mucosal-human-papillomaviruses
#15
Somayeh Pouyanfard, Gloria Spagnoli, Lorenzo Bulli, Kathrin Balz, Fan Yang, Caroline Odenwald, Hanna Seitz, Filipe C Mariz, Angelo Bolchi, Simone Ottonello, Martin Müller
The amino terminus of the human papillomavirus minor capsid protein L2 contains a major cross-neutralization epitope which provides the basis for the development of a broadly protecting HPV vaccine. Wide range of protection against different HPV types would eliminate one of the major drawbacks of the commercial, L1 based prophylactic vaccines. Previously, we have reported that insertion of the L2 epitope into a scaffold composed of bacterial thioredoxin protein generates a potent antigen inducing comprehensive protection against different animal and human papillomaviruses...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209594/genome-wide-search-for-competing-endogenous-rnas-responsible-for-the-effects-induced-by-ebola-virus-replication-and-transcription-using-a-trvlp-system
#16
Zhong-Yi Wang, Zhen-Dong Guo, Jia-Ming Li, Zong-Zheng Zhao, Ying-Ying Fu, Chun-Mao Zhang, Yi Zhang, Li-Na Liu, Jun Qian, Lin-Na Liu
Understanding how infected cells respond to Ebola virus (EBOV) and how this response changes during the process of viral replication and transcription are very important for establishing effective antiviral strategies. In this study, we conducted a genome-wide screen to identify long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs), circular RNAs (circRNAs), micro RNAs (miRNAs), and mRNAs differentially expressed during replication and transcription using a tetracistronic transcription and replication-competent virus-like particle (trVLP) system that models the life cycle of EBOV in 293T cells...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207540/herpesvirus-and-autophagy-all-right-everybody-be-cool-this-is-a-robbery
#17
REVIEW
Marion Lussignol, Audrey Esclatine
Autophagy is an essential vacuolar process of the cell, leading to lysosomal degradation and recycling of proteins and organelles, which is extremely important in maintaining homeostasis. Multiple roles have been now associated with autophagy, in particular a pro-survival role in nutrient starvation or in stressful environments, a role in life span extension, in development, or in innate and adaptive immunity. This cellular process can also take over microorganisms or viral proteins inside autophagosomes and degrade them directly in autolysosomes and is then called xenophagy and virophagy, respectively...
December 4, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203786/antigen-specific-oncolytic-mv-based-tumor-vaccines-through-presentation-of-selected-tumor-associated-antigens-on-infected-cells-or-virus-like-particles
#18
Stefan Hutzler, Stephanie Erbar, Robert A Jabulowsky, Jan R H Hanauer, Jürgen H Schnotz, Tim Beissert, Bianca S Bodmer, Regina Eberle, Klaus Boller, Thorsten Klamp, Ugur Sahin, Michael D Mühlebach
Recombinant vaccine strain-derived measles virus (MV) is clinically tested both as vaccine platform to protect against other pathogens and as oncolytic virus for tumor treatment. To investigate the potential synergism in anti-tumoral efficacy of oncolytic and vaccine properties, we chose Ovalbumin and an ideal tumor antigen, claudin-6, for pre-clinical proof of concept. To enhance immunogenicity, both antigens were presented by retroviral virus-like particle produced in situ during MV-infection. All recombinant MV revealed normal growths, genetic stability, and proper expression and presentation of both antigens...
December 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196195/novel-expression-of-immunogenic-foot-and-mouth-disease-virus-like-particles-in-nicotiana-benthamiana
#19
Varusha Pillay Veerapen, Albertha R van Zyl, Andrés Wigdorovitz, Edward P Rybicki, Ann E Meyers
Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is a highly contagious disease of cloven-hoofed animals and is endemic in Africa, parts of South America and southern Asia. The causative agent, FMD virus (FMDV) is a member of the genus Aphthovirus, family Picornaviridae. Vaccines currently used against FMDV are chemically inactivated virus strains which are produced under high-level biocontainment facilities, thus raising their cost. The development of recombinant FMDV vaccines has focused predominantly on FMDV virus-like particle (VLP) subunit vaccines for which promising results have been achieved...
November 30, 2017: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191048/drug-delivery-vectors-based-on-filamentous-bacteriophages-and-phage-mimetic-nanoparticles
#20
Zhigang Ju, Wei Sun
With the development of nanomedicine, a mass of nanocarriers have been exploited and utilized for targeted drug delivery, including liposomes, polymers, nanoparticles, viruses, and stem cells. Due to huge surface bearing capacity and flexible genetic engineering property, filamentous bacteriophage and phage-mimetic nanoparticles are attracting more and more attentions. As a rod-like bio-nanofiber without tropism to mammalian cells, filamentous phage can be easily loaded with drugs and directly delivered to the lesion location...
November 2017: Drug Delivery
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