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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640636/cross-reactive-synbody-affinity-ligands-for-capturing-diverse-noroviruses
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Nidhi Gupta, John C Lainson, Paul E Belcher, Luhui Shen, Hugh S Mason, Stephen Albert Johnston, Chris W Diehnelt
Noroviruses are the most common cause of acute gastroenteritis in the developed world. Noroviruses are a diverse group of nonenveloped RNA viruses that are continuously evolving. This leads to the rise of immunologically distinct strains of the same genotype on a frequent basis. This diversity presents a unique challenge for detection and tracking of new strains, with the continuous need for new norovirus affinity ligands. Our group developed a family of bivalent synbody affinity ligands using a virus-like particle (VLP) from the 2006 GII...
June 22, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637017/diagnostic-and-prognostic-values-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-cyfra-21-1-in-patients-with-leptomeningeal-carcinomatosis
#2
Jae-Won Hyun, Ji Hyun Park, Boo Gil Kang, Eun Young Park, Boram Park, Jungnam Joo, Jong Kuk Kim, Su-Hyun Kim, Jee Hyang Jeong, Hyang Woon Lee, Kee Duk Park, Kyung Gyu Choi, Sang-Hyun Hwang, Ho-Shin Gwak, Ho Jin Kim
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the diagnostic and prognostic values of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) CYFRA 21-1 in patients with leptomeningeal carcinomatosis (LMC). METHODS: Concentration of CSF CYFRA 21-1 was detected using electro-chemiluminescent immunoassay. The difference in level of CYFRA 21-1 between 61 patients with LMC and 200 patients with other neurological disease was evaluated, and diagnostic performance of CSF CYFRA 21-1 was investigated. In LMC patients treated with ventriculo-lumbar perfusion (VLP) chemotherapy, prognostic performance of CSF CYFRA 21-1 was evaluated...
June 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635592/type-specific-l1-virus-like-particle-mediated-protection-of-horses-from-experimental-bovine-papillomavirus-1-induced-pseudo-sarcoid-formation-is-long-lasting
#3
Julia Harnacker, Edmund K Hainisch, Saeed Shafti-Keramat, Reinhard Kirnbauer, Sabine Brandt
Equine sarcoids are common therapy-resistant skin tumours induced by bovine papillomavirus type 1 or 2 (BPV1, BPV2) infection. We have previously shown that prophylactic vaccination with BPV1 L1 virus-like particles (VLPs) efficiently protects horses from experimental BPV1-induced pseudo-sarcoid development. Here, we assessed BPV1 L1 VLP vaccine-mediated long-term protection from experimental tumour formation in seven horses 5 years after immunization with three different doses of BPV1 L1 VLPs, and three unvaccinated control animals...
June 21, 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624679/neuraminidase-based-recombinant-virus-like-particles-protect-against-lethal-avian-influenza-a-h5n1-virus-infection-in-ferrets
#4
Gale E Smith, Xiangjie Sun, Yaohui Bai, Ye V Liu, Michael J Massare, Melissa B Pearce, Jessica A Belser, Taronna R Maines, Hannah M Creager, Gregory M Glenn, David Flyer, Peter Pushko, Min Z Levine, Terrence M Tumpey
Avian influenza A (H5N1) viruses represent a growing threat for an influenza pandemic. The presence of widespread avian influenza virus infections further emphasizes the need for vaccine strategies for control of pre-pandemic H5N1 and other avian influenza subtypes. Influenza neuraminidase (NA) vaccines represent a potential strategy for improving vaccines against avian influenza H5N1 viruses. To evaluate a strategy for NA vaccination, we generated a recombinant influenza virus-like particle (VLP) vaccine comprised of the NA protein of A/Indonesia/05/2005 (H5N1) virus...
June 15, 2017: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619138/newcastle-disease-virus-like-particles-induce-dc-maturation-through-tlr4-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway-and-facilitate-dc-migration-by-ccr7-ccl19-ccl21-axis
#5
Jing Qian, Xiaohong Xu, Jiaxin Ding, Renfu Yin, Yixue Sun, Cong Xue, Jianzhong Wang, Chan Ding, Shengqing Yu, Xiufan Liu, Shunlin Hu, Chunfeng Wang, Yanlong Cong, Zhuang Ding
Newcastle disease virus-like particles (NDV VLPs) are a potential candidate vaccine, as shown by eliciting specific immune response against NDV in mice and chickens. Activation of dendritic cells (DCs) is critical to initiate immune response. However, the mechanism of how NDV VLPs induce DC maturation and migration remains elusive. In this study, we found that NDV VLPs are efficient in DC activation by up-regulating surface MHC II and costimulatory molecules, and proinflammatory cytokines through the TLR4/NF-κB pathway...
May 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612603/sortase-mediated-ligation-as-a-modular-approach-for-the-covalent-attachment-of-proteins-to-the-exterior-of-the-bacteriophage-p22-virus-like-particle
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Dustin P Patterson, Benjamin Schwarz, John Avera, Brian Western, Matthew Hicks, Paul Krugler, Matthew Terra, Masaki Uchida, Kimberly McCoy, Trevor Douglas
Virus-like particles are unique platforms well suited for the construction of nanomaterials with broad range applications. The research presented here describes the development of a modular approach for the covalent attachment of protein domains to the exterior of the versatile bacteriophage P22 virus-like particle (VLP) via a sortase-mediated ligation strategy. The bacteriophage P22 coat protein was genetically engineered to incorporate an LPETG amino acid sequence on the C-terminus, providing the peptide recognition sequence utilized by the sortase enzyme to catalyze peptide bond formation between the LPETG-tagged protein and a protein containing a poly-glycine sequence on the N-terminus...
June 14, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604155/the-importance-of-rsv-f-protein-conformation-in-vlps-in-stimulation-of-neutralizing-antibody-titers-in-mice-previously-infected-with-rsv
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Lori M Cullen, Madelyn R Schmidt, Trudy G Morrison
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a significant respiratory pathogen but no vaccine is available. RSV infections present 2 major, unique problems. First, humans can experience repeated infections caused by the same virus sero-group indicating that protective memory responses to RSV infection are defective. Second, most people have been infected with RSV by age 5. Immune responses to these infections, while poorly protective, could impact the effectiveness of a vaccine. The goal of this study was to assess the generation of protective immune responses in mice previously infected with RSV by virus-like particle (VLP) vaccine candidates containing a stabilized pre-fusion form of the RSV F protein or a stabilized post-fusion F protein...
June 12, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598590/impact-of-denture-cleansing-solution-immersion-on-some-properties-of-different-denture-base-materials-an-in-vitro-study
#8
Ahmad M Al-Thobity, Mohammed Gad, Aws ArRejaie, Talal Alnassar, Khalifa S Al-Khalifa
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of several denture cleansing solutions on the color stability, surface roughness, and flexural strength of three denture base materials. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-seven specimens were prepared using heat-polymerized (HP) denture base material, 27 using autopolymerized (AP) denture base material, and 27 using visible-light-polymerized (VLP) denture base, creating a total of 81 specimens. The specimens were randomly divided into three groups (n = 27): the distilled water group (DWG), Corega group (CG), and Renew group (RG)...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Prosthodontics: Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592541/dimerization-efficiency-of-canine-distemper-virus-matrix-protein-regulates-membrane-budding-activity
#9
Fanny Bringolf, Michael Herren, Marianne Wyss, Beatriz Vidondo, Johannes P Langedijk, Andreas Zurbriggen, Philippe Plattet
Paramyxoviruses rely on the matrix (M) protein to orchestrate viral assembly and budding at the plasma membrane. Although mechanistic details remain largely unknown, structural data suggested that M dimers and/or higher oligomers may facilitate membrane budding. To gain functional insights, we here employed a structure-guided mutagenesis approach to investigate the role of canine distemper virus (CDV) M protein self-assembly in membrane budding activity. Three six-alanine-scan (6A) block mutants, locating at strategic oligomeric positions, were initially designed...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588288/t-cell-dependent-mechanisms-promote-ebola-vlp-induced-antibody-responses-but-are-dispensable-for-vaccine-mediated-protection
#10
Christopher L Cooper, Karen A Martins, Sabrina M Stronsky, David P Langan, Jesse Steffens, Sean Van Tongeren, Sina Bavari
Humoral responses are essential for the protective efficacy of most Ebola virus (EBOV) candidate vaccines; however, the in vivo development of protective anti-EBOV B-cell responses is poorly defined. Here, by using the virus-like particle (VLP) as a model antigen, we demonstrate that humoral responses are generated through follicular B-cell and T-cell-dependent mechanisms in a mouse model of EBOV infection. In addition, we show that the inclusion of the clinical-grade dsRNA adjuvant known as poly-ICLC in VLP vaccinations both augments and sustains germinal center B-cell reactions, antigen-specific B-cell frequencies and anti-EBOV serum titers...
June 7, 2017: Emerging Microbes & Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578824/improving-the-malaria-transmission-blocking-activity-of-a-plasmodium-falciparum-48-45-based-vaccine-antigen-by-spytag-spycatcher-mediated-virus-like-display
#11
Susheel K Singh, Susan Thrane, Christoph M Janitzek, Morten A Nielsen, Thor G Theander, Michael Theisen, Ali Salanti, Adam F Sander
Malaria is a devastating disease caused by Plasmodium parasites, resulting in almost 0.5 million deaths per year. The Pfs48/45 protein exposed on the P. falciparum sexual stages is one of the most advanced antigen candidates for a transmission-blocking (TB) vaccine in the clinical pipeline. However, it remains essential to identify an optimal vaccine formulation that can facilitate induction of a long-lasting TB anti-Pfs48/45 response. Here we report on the development and evaluation of two Pfs48/45-based virus-like particle (VLP) vaccines generated using the AP205 SpyTag/Catcher VLP system...
May 31, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578190/correlation-between-dynamic-light-scattering-and-size-exclusion-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-for-monitoring-the-effect-of-ph-on-stability-of-biopharmaceuticals
#12
Medhat A Al-Ghobashy, Moushira M Mostafa, Heba S Abed, Faten A Fathalla, Maissa Y Salem
Aggregate formation is a major problem affecting both safety and efficacy of biopharmaceuticals and is associated with protein immunogenicity. Size exclusion high performance liquid chromatography (SE-HPLC) has always been the gold standard technique for detection and determination of protein aggregates. However, large protein aggregates may be filtered off and build up on top of the column leading to deterioration in column performance. Moreover, low-affinity protein aggregates may dissociate during analysis and thus not detected...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573614/modeling-ebolavirus-budding-with-virus-like-particles
#13
Olivier Reynard, Mathieu Mateo
About 15 years ago, several groups initially described the release of virus like particles (VLPs) upon expression of Ebola virus VP40 in mammalian cells. Further development of the protocol later allowed for the dissection of the Ebola virus budding mechanism and for the identification of critical VP40 residues involved in this process. VLPs are now produced routinely in several laboratories as a tool to study virus entry or egress and have even been proposed as vaccine candidates against Ebola virus disease...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554503/saccharomyces-cerevisiae-derived-virus-like-particle-parvovirus-b19-vaccine-elicits-binding-and-neutralizing-antibodies-in-a-mouse-model-for-sickle-cell-disease
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Rhiannon R Penkert, Neal S Young, Sherri L Surman, Robert E Sealy, Jason Rosch, Philip R Dormitzer, Ethan C Settembre, Sumana Chandramouli, Susan Wong, Jane S Hankins, Julia L Hurwitz
Parvovirus B19 infections are typically mild in healthy individuals, but can be life threatening in individuals with sickle cell disease (SCD). A Saccharomyces cerevisiae-derived B19 VLP vaccine, now in pre-clinical development, is immunogenic in wild type mice when administered with the adjuvant MF59. Because SCD alters the immune response, we evaluated the efficacy of this vaccine in a mouse model for SCD. Vaccinated mice with SCD demonstrated similar binding and neutralizing antibody responses to those of heterozygous littermate controls following a prime-boost-boost regimen...
June 22, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552048/artificial-virus-as-trump-card-to-resolve-exigencies-in-targeted-gene-delivery
#15
K C Ajithkumar, K Pramod
Viruses are potent pathogens that can effectively deliver the genetic material to susceptible host cells. This capability is beneficially utilized for successfully deliver the genetic material. However, the therapeutic use of viruses for gene delivery is controversial because, the potentially replicable genomes recombine or integrates with the cell DNA resulted with immunogenicity, ranging from inflammation to death. Thus, the need for potentially effective nonviral gene therapy vehicles arises and the non-viral vectors, protein only particles and virus like particles (VLP) can be engineered which contain all the required functional modules in single chain molecules...
May 28, 2017: Mini Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545100/intranasal-delivery-of-a-bivalent-norovirus-vaccine-formulated-in-an-in-situ-gelling-dry-powder
#16
Jordan P Ball, Michael J Springer, Yawei Ni, Isaac Finger-Baker, Juan Martinez, Jessica Hahn, John F Suber, Ashley V DiMarco, James D Talton, Ronald R Cobb
The global health community is beginning to understand the burden of norovirus-associated disease, which has a significant impact in both developed and developing countries. Norovirus virus like particle (VLP)-based vaccines are currently under development and have been shown to elicit systemic and mucosal immune responses when delivered intranasally. In the present study, we describe the use of a dry powder formulation (GelVac™) with an in situ gelling polysaccharide (GelSite™) extracted from Aloe vera for nasal delivery of a bivalent vaccine formulation containing both GI and GII...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542275/combination-of-the-immunization-with-the-sequence-close-to-the-consensus-sequence-and-two-dna-prime-plus-one-vlp-boost-generate-h5-hemagglutinin-specific-broad-neutralizing-antibodies
#17
Guiqin Wang, Renfu Yin, Paul Zhou, Zhuang Ding
Hemagglutinin (HA) head has long been considered to be able to elicit only a narrow, strain-specific antibody response as it undergoes rapid antigenic drift. However, we previously showed that a heterologous prime-boost strategy, in which mice were primed twice with DNA encoding HA and boosted once with virus-like particles (VLP) from an H5N1 strain A/Thailand/1(KAN)-1/2004 (noted as TH DDV), induced anti-head broad cross-H5 neutralizing antibody response. To explain why TH DDV immunization could generate such breadth, we systemically compared the neutralization breadth and potency between TH DDV sera and immune sera elicited by TH DDD (three times of DNA immunizations), TH VVV (three times of VLP immunizations), TH DV (one DNA prime plus one VLP boost) and TK DDV (plasmid DNA and VLP derived from another H5N1 strain, A/Turkey/65596/2006)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540352/dataset-on-galanin-receptor-3-mutants-that-improve-recombinant-receptor-expression-and-stability-in-an-agonist-and-antagonist-bound-form
#18
Thao T Ho, Jasmine T Nguyen, Juping Liu, Pawel Stanczak, Aaron A Thompson, Yingzhuo G Yan, Jasmine Chen, Charles K Allerston, Charles L Dillard, Hao Xu, Nicholas J Shoger, Jill S Cameron, Mark E Massari, Kathleen Aertgeerts
Galanin Receptor 3 (GALR3) is a G-protein-coupled receptor with a widespread distribution in the brain and plays a role in a variety of physiologic processes including cognition/memory, sensory/pain processing, hormone secretion, and feeding behavior. Therefore, GALR3 is considered an attractive CNS drug target (Freimann et al., 2015) [1]. This dataset contains GALR3 point mutants that improve recombinant protein expression and thermal stability of the receptor contained in virus-like particles (VLPs) or obtained by detergent-purification of baculovirus-infected insect cells...
June 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537193/isolated-potato-virus-a-coat-protein-possesses-unusual-properties-and-forms-different-short-virus-like-particles
#19
Alexander L Ksenofontov, Eugeny N Dobrov, Natalia V Fedorova, Marina V Serebryakova, Andrei N Prusov, Ludmila A Baratova, Viiu Paalme, Lilian Järvekülg, Eleonora V Shtykova
In our previous study, we have observed that the isolated coat proteins (CP) of the Potyvirus Potato Virus A (PVA) virions exhibit an intrinsic tendency to self-associate into various multimeric forms containing some fractions of cross-β-structure. In this report, we studied the effect of solution conditions on the structure and dissociation of isolated PVA CP using a number of complementary physicochemical methods. Analysis of the structure of PVA CP in solution was performed by limited proteolysis with MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry analysis, transmission electron microscopy, intrinsic fluorescence spectroscopy, and synchrotron small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS)...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529001/a-single-intranasal-administration-of-virus-like-particle-vaccine-induces-an-efficient-protection-for-mice-against-human-respiratory-syncytial-virus
#20
Yue-Ying Jiao, Yuan-Hui Fu, Yi-Fei Yan, Ying Hua, Yao Ma, Xiu-Juan Zhang, Jing-Dong Song, Xiang-Lei Peng, Jiaqiang Huang, Tao Hong, Jin-Sheng He
Human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is an important pediatric pathogen causing acute viral respiratory disease in infants and young children. However, no licensed vaccines are currently available. Virus-like particles (VLPs) may bring new hope to producing RSV VLP vaccine with high immunogenicity and safety. Here, we constructed the recombinants of matrix protein (M) and fusion glycoprotein (F) of RSV, respectively into a replication-deficient first-generation adenoviral vector (FGAd), which were used to co-infect Vero cells to assemble RSV VLPs successfully...
May 18, 2017: Antiviral Research
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