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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342251/kinetics-of-serological-responses-in-critically-ill-patients-hospitalized-with-influenza-a-h1n1-pdm09-virus-infection-in-canada-2009-2011
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Melissa A Rolfes, F Liaini Gross, Brendan Flannery, Adrienne F A Meyers, Ma Luo, Nathalie Bastien, Robert A Fowler, Jacqueline M Katz, Min Z Levine, Anand Kumar, Timothy M Uyeki
Background: The kinetics of the antibody response during severe influenza are not well documented. Methods: Critically ill patients with influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 virus infection, confirmed by RT-PCR or seroconversion (≥4-fold rise in titers), during 2009-2011 in Canada were prospectively studied. Antibody titers in serially collected sera were determined using hemagglutinin inhibition (HAI) and microneutralization assays. Average antibody curves were estimated using linear mixed effects models and compared by patient outcome, age, and corticosteroid treatment...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341118/inhibition-of-the-fgl2-fc%C3%AE-riib-riii-immunosuppressive-pathway-enhances-antiviral-t-cell-and-b-cell-responses-leading-to-clearance-of-lcmv-cl-13
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Olga Klingberg, Ramzi Khattar, Kaveh Farrokhi, Dario Ferri, Nataliya Yavorska, Jianhua Zhang, Hassan Sadozai, Oyedele Adeyi, Andrzej Chruscinski, Gary A Levy, Nazia Selzner
Persistent viruses evade immune detection by interfering with virus-specific innate and adaptive antiviral immune responses. Fibrinogen-Like Protein-2 (FGL2) is a potent effector molecule of CD4+ CD25+ FoxP3+ regulatory T cells (Treg) and exerts its immunosuppressive activity following ligation to its cognate receptor, FcγRIIB/RIII. The role of FGL2 in the pathogenesis of chronic viral infection caused by Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus Clone-13 (LCMV cl-13) was assessed in this study. Chronically infected fgl2+/+ mice had increased plasma levels of FGL2, with reduced expression of the maturation markers, CD80, CD86 and MHC-II on macrophages and dendritic cells (DC) and impaired production of neutralizing antibody...
January 17, 2018: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340221/recombinant-antibodies-to-the-ebola-virus-glycoprotein
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A A Panina, I G Dementieva, T K Aliev, V A Toporova, D S Balabashin, M N Bokov, L P Pozdnyakova, O B Shchemchukova, D A Dolgikh, P G Sveshnikov, M P Kirpichnikov
Currently, there are no approved therapies for targeted prevention and treatment of Ebola hemorrhagic fever. In the present work, we describe the development of a eukaryotic expression system for the production of three full-length chimeric antibodies (IgG1-kappa isotypes) GPE118, GPE325, and GPE534 to the recombinant glycoprotein of the Ebola virus (EBOV GP), which is a key factor in the pathogenicity of the disease. The immunochemical properties of the obtained antibodies were studied by immunoblotting and indirect, direct, and competitive ELISA using the recombinant EBOV proteins rGPdTM, NP, and VP40...
October 2017: Acta Naturae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339750/a-single-dose-of-modified-vaccinia-ankara-expressing-ebola-virus-like-particles-protects-nonhuman-primates-from-lethal-ebola-virus-challenge
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Arban Domi, Friederike Feldmann, Rahul Basu, Nathanael McCurley, Kyle Shifflett, Jackson Emanuel, Michael S Hellerstein, Farshad Guirakhoo, Chiara Orlandi, Robin Flinko, George K Lewis, Patrick W Hanley, Heinz Feldmann, Harriet L Robinson, Andrea Marzi
Ebola virus (EBOV), isolate Makona, was the causative agent of the West African epidemic devastating predominantly Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone from 2013-2016. While several experimental vaccine and treatment approaches have been accelerated through human clinical trials, there is still no approved countermeasure available against this disease. Here, we report the construction and preclinical efficacy testing of a novel recombinant modified vaccinia Ankara (MVA)-based vaccine expressing the EBOV-Makona glycoprotein GP and matrix protein VP40 (MVA-EBOV)...
January 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339724/granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factor-controls-neural-and-behavioral-plasticity-in-response-to-cocaine
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Erin S Calipari, Arthur Godino, Emily G Peck, Marine Salery, Nicholas L Mervosh, Joseph A Landry, Scott J Russo, Yasmin L Hurd, Eric J Nestler, Drew D Kiraly
Cocaine addiction is characterized by dysfunction in reward-related brain circuits, leading to maladaptive motivation to seek and take the drug. There are currently no clinically available pharmacotherapies to treat cocaine addiction. Through a broad screen of innate immune mediators, we identify granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) as a potent mediator of cocaine-induced adaptations. Here we report that G-CSF potentiates cocaine-induced increases in neural activity in the nucleus accumbens (NAc) and prefrontal cortex...
January 16, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339444/light-hvem-signaling-in-keratinocytes-controls-development-of-dermatitis
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Rana Herro, Jr-Wen Shui, Sonja Zahner, Daniel Sidler, Yuko Kawakami, Toshiaki Kawakami, Koji Tamada, Mitchell Kronenberg, Michael Croft
Dermatitis is often associated with an allergic reaction characterized by excessive type 2 responses leading to epidermal acanthosis, hyperkeratosis, and dermal inflammation. Although factors like IL-4, IL-13, and thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) are thought to be instrumental for the development of this type of skin disorder, other cytokines may be critical. Here, we show that the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) superfamily protein LIGHT (homologous to lymphotoxin, exhibits inducible expression, and competes with HSV glycoprotein D for binding to HVEM, a receptor expressed on T lymphocytes) is required for experimental atopic dermatitis, and LIGHT directly controls keratinocyte hyperplasia, and production of periostin, a matricellular protein that contributes to the clinical features of atopic dermatitis as well as other skin diseases such as scleroderma...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339199/neutralization-of-tnfr-1-and-tnfr-2-modulates-s-aureus-induced-septic-arthritis-by-regulating-the-levels-of-pro-inflammatory-and-anti-inflammatory-cytokines-during-the-progression-of-the-disease
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Sahin Sultana, Biswadev Bishayi
Staphylococcal septic arthritis remains a serious medical concern due to rapid and sustained production of inflammatory cytokines that leads to progressive and irreversible joint destruction with high mortality rate in patients despite adequate antibiotics treatment. TNF-α signalling via TNFR-1 contributes to arthritic destruction by aggravating inflammation. Impact of TNFR-2 signalling is not well established in this aspect. Hence the objective of our study was to evaluate the role of dual neutralization TNFR-1 and TNFR-2 in the pathogenesis of S...
January 12, 2018: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338742/m2-polarized-tumor-associated-macrophages-facilitated-migration-and-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-of-hcc-cells-via-the-tlr4-stat3-signaling-pathway
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Rong-Rong Yao, Jing-Huan Li, Rui Zhang, Rong-Xin Chen, Yan-Hong Wang
BACKGROUND: M2-polarized macrophages are tumor-associated-macrophages (TAMs), which are important contents of tumor-infiltrating immune cells. Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) is a molecular biomarker of tumor aggressiveness and poor prognosis. Toll-like receptors (TLRs) have important roles in the immune system and M2-polarized macrophages. However, the effects of TLR4 on M2-polarized macrophages in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) are unknown. Here, TLR4 expressed on HCC cells mediates the pro-tumor effects and mechanisms of M2-polarized macrophages...
January 16, 2018: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337652/poorly-neutralizing-polyclonal-antibody-in-vitro-against-coxsackievirus-a16-circulating-strains-can-prevent-a-lethal-challenge-in-vivo
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Xin Yao, QunYing Mao, Yajing Li, Chunsheng Hao, LianLian Bian, Pan Chen, Fan Gao, Xing Wu, WeiWei Lu, Qiang Gao, XiuLing Li, Zhenglun Liang
Neutralizing antibodies (NTAbs) is a major criterion for evaluation the immunogenicity of many vaccines, for example, poliovirus and EV71 vaccine. Here, we firstly discovered that polyclonal antibodies induced by inactivated CVA16 vaccine and lived CVA16 virus have poor ability to neutralize circulating CVA16 strains in vitro. However, the passive transfer of poorly neutralizing polyclonal antibodies can protect suckling mice from lethally challenged with circulating strains in vivo. In addition, the obvious dose response was found between the titer of antibodies and the survival rate...
January 16, 2018: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337590/novel-mechanism-for-nicotinamide-phosphoribosyltransferase-inhibition-of-tnf-%C3%AE-mediated-apoptosis-in-human-lung-endothelial-cells
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Radu C Oita, Sara M Camp, Wenli Ma, Ermelinda Ceco, Mark Harbeck, Patrick Singleton, Joe Messana, Xiaoguang Sun, Ting Wang, Joe G N Garcia
Nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (NAMPT) exists as both intracellular (iNAMPT) and extracellular (eNAMPT) proteins. eNAMPT is secreted into the blood and functions as a cytokine/enzyme (cytozyme) that activates NFκB signaling via ligation of the TLR4 receptor, further serving as a biomarker for inflammatory lung disorders such as the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). In contrast, iNAMPT is involved in nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN) synthesis and has been implicated in the regulation of cellular apoptosis, although the exact mechanisms for this regulation are poorly understood...
January 16, 2018: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337222/blockade-of-placental-growth-factor-reduces-vaso-occlusive-complications-in-murine-models-of-sickle-cell-disease
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Jian-Ming Gu, Shujun Yuan, Derek Sim, Keith Abe, Perry Liu, Martin Rosenbruch, Peter Bringmann, Katalin Kauser
Vaso-occlusive crisis (VOC) is the most common and debilitating complication of sickle cell disease (SCD); recurrent episodes cause organ damage and contribute to early mortality. Plasma placental growth factor (PlGF) levels are elevated in SCD and can further increase under hypoxic conditions in SCD mice. Treatment with a PlGF-neutralizing antibody (anti-PlGF Ab) in SCD mice reduced levels of monocyte chemoattractant protein-3, eotaxin, macrophage colony-stimulating factor, plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 significantly, and macrophage-derived chemokine and macrophage inflammatory protein-3β moderately; this may contribute to inhibition of leukocyte recruitment, activation, and thrombosis...
January 11, 2018: Experimental Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337106/loss-of-tgf-%C3%AE-signaling-in-osteoblasts-increases-basic-fgf-and-promotes-prostate-cancer-bone-metastasis
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Xiangqi Meng, Alexandra Vander Ark, Paul Daft, Erica Woodford, Jie Wang, Zachary Madaj, Xiaohong Li
TGF-β plays a central role in prostate cancer (PCa) bone metastasis, and it is crucial to understand the bone cell-specific role of TGF-β signaling in this process. Thus, we used knockout (KO) mouse models having deletion of the Tgfbr2 gene specifically in osteoblasts (Tgfbr2Col1CreERT KO) or in osteoclasts (Tgfbr2LysMCre KO). We found that PCa-induced bone lesion development was promoted in the Tgfbr2Col1CreERT KO mice, but was inhibited in the Tgfbr2LysMCre KO mice, relative to their respective control Tgfbr2FloxE2 littermates...
January 11, 2018: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336703/establishing-correlates-of-protection-for-vaccine-development-considerations-for-the-respiratory-syncytial-virus-vaccine-field
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Prasad S Kulkarni, Julia L Hurwitz, Eric A F Simões, Pedro A Piedra
Correlates of protection (CoPs) can play a significant role in vaccine development by assisting the selection of vaccine candidates for clinical trials, supporting clinical trial design and implementation, and simplifying tests of vaccine modifications. Because of this important role in vaccine development, it is essential that CoPs be defined by well-designed immunogenicity and efficacy studies, with attention paid to benefits and limitations. The respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) field is unique in that a great deal of information about the humoral response is available from basic research and clinical studies...
January 16, 2018: Viral Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335597/exercise-protects-against-olanzapine-induced-hyperglycemia-in-male-c57bl-6j-mice
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Laura N Castellani, Willem T Peppler, Paula M Miotto, Natasha Bush, David C Wright
Olanzapine is a widely prescribed antipsychotic drug. While effective in reducing psychoses, treatment with olanzapine causes rapid increases in blood glucose. We wanted to determine if a single bout of exercise, immediately prior to treatment, would attenuate the olanzapine-induced rise in blood glucose and if this occurred in an IL-6 dependent manner. We found that exhaustive, but not moderate exercise, immediately prior to treatment, prevented olanzapine-induced hyperglycemia and this occurred in parallel with increases in serum IL-6...
January 15, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335021/seroprevalence-of-dengue-among-healthy-adults-in-a-rural-community-in-southern-malaysia-a-pilot-study
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Amreeta Dhanoa, Sharifah Syed Hassan, Nowrozy Kamar Jahan, Daniel D Reidpath, Quek Kia Fatt, Mohtar Pungut Ahmad, Cheong Yuet Meng, Lau Wee Ming, Anuar Zaini Zain, Maude Elvira Phipps, Iekhsan Othman, Aman Bin Rabu, Rowther Sirajudeen, Ahmad Abdul Basitz Ahmad Fatan, Faidzal Adlee Ghafar, Hamdan Bin Ahmad, Pascale Allotey
BACKGROUND: The frequency and magnitude of dengue epidemics continue to increase exponentially in Malaysia, with a shift in the age range predominance toward adults and an expansion to rural areas. Despite this, information pertaining to the extent of transmission of dengue virus (DENV) in the rural community is lacking. This community-based pilot study was conducted to establish DENV seroprevalence amongst healthy adults in a rural district in Southern Malaysia, and to identify influencing factors...
January 16, 2018: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334709/-molecular-epidemiological-study-of-human-coronavirus-oc43-in-shanghai-from-2009-2016
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Y J Yang, Y W Hu
Objective: To understand the epidemiological characteristics of Human coronavirus (HCoV), the patterns of emergence and circulation, and the genotype distribution of human coronavirus OC43 (HCoV-OC43) from November, 2009 to April, 2016 in Shanghai. Methods: A total of 6 059 respiratory specimens, including pharyngeal swab, sputum, nasopharyngeal aspirates and alveolar lavage fluid, as well as relative clinical data were collected from patients with acute respiratory infections from seven sentinel hospitals during November, 2009 to April, 2016 in Shanghai...
January 6, 2018: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334707/-comparing-the-immunogenicity-and-safety-of-sequential-inoculation-of-sipv-followed-by-bopv-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-in-different-dosage-forms
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H Ye, T Huang, Z F Ying, G L Li, Y C Che, Z M Zhao, J F Wang, X L Yang, L Shi, R J Jiang, X C Liu, Z J Mo, C G Li, J S Yang
Objective: To compare the safety and immunogenicity of two different sequential schedules of inactivated poliomyelitis vaccine made from Sabin strain (sIPV) followed by typeⅠ+Ⅲ bivalent oral poliovirus vaccine (bOPV) in Drug Candy (DC) form or liquid dosage form). Methods: This randomized, blinded, single center, parallel-group controlled trial was done from September 2015 to June 2016 in Liuzhou, Guangxi province. Healthy infants aged ≥2 months were eligible for enrollment and divided into 1sIPV+2bOPV or 2sIPV+1bOPV sequential schedules...
January 6, 2018: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334492/anti-il-10-mediated-enhancement-of-antitumor-efficacy-of-a-dendritic-cell-targeting-mip3%C3%AE-gp100-vaccine-in-the-b16f10-mouse-melanoma-model-is-dependent-on-type-i-interferons
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James T Gordy, Kun Luo, Brian Francica, Charles Drake, Richard B Markham
The chemokine MIP3α (CCL20) binds to CCR6 on immature dendritic cells. Vaccines fusing MIP3α to gp100 have been shown to be effective in therapeutically reducing melanoma tumor burden and prolonging survival in a mouse model. Other studies have provided evidence that interleukin-10 (IL-10) neutralizing antibodies (αIL-10) enhance immunologic melanoma therapies by modulating the tolerogenic tumor microenvironment. In the current study, we have utilized the B16F10 syngeneic mouse melanoma model to demonstrate for the first time that a therapy neutralizing IL-10 enhances the antitumor efficacy of a MIP3α-gp100 DNA vaccine, leading to significantly smaller tumors, slower growing tumors, and overall increases in mouse survival...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334270/secukinumab-in-multi-failure-psoriatic-patients-the-last-hope
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M Magnano, C Loi, A Patrizi, P Sgubbi, R Balestri, G Rech, L Tasin, C R Girardelli, A Conti, G Odorici, A Campanati, A M Offidani, F Bardazzi
Psoriasis is a multi-systemic chronic inflammatory disease that affects about 1.5-3% of the general population, of which almost 20% suffer from a moderate-severe form. Those patients can be treated with a systemic agent, and, in case of scarce response or contraindications, they may require a biologic therapy, such as tumor necrosis factor or interleukin-12/23 inhibitors. When also those agents fail, clinicians face a true therapeutic challenge. We report a case series of multi-failure 16 patients, successfully treated with secukinumab, a fully human monoclonal antibody that selectively neutralizes interleukin-17A, recently approved for the treatment of plaque psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331687/probiotics-bacillus-toyonensis-and-saccharomyces-boulardii-improve-the-vaccine-immune-response-to-bovine-herpesvirus-type-5-in-sheep
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Talita Bandeira Roos, Carina Martins de Moraes, Régis Tuchtenhagen Sturbelle, Luana Alves Dummer, Geferson Fischer, Fábio Pereira Leivas Leite
There have been significant efforts toward the development of more efficient vaccines for animal health. A strategy that may be used to improve vaccine efficacy is the use of probiotics. Bovine herpesvirus 5 (BoHV-5) is an example of an important animal pathogen for which vaccines have provided only limited protection. In this study, we examined the use of the probiotics Bacillus toyonensis and Saccharomyces boulardii as a potential immune modulator to improve vaccine efficiency. Thirty, 5-month-old lambs were randomly grouped in three lots of 10 each and vaccinated at days 0, 21 and 42 of the experiment...
December 28, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
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