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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819447/targeting-activated-platelets-a-unique-and-potentially-universal-approach-for-cancer-imaging
#1
May Lin Yap, James D McFadyen, Xiaowei Wang, Nicholas A Zia, Jan David Hohmann, Melanie Ziegler, Yu Yao, Alan Pham, Matthew Harris, Paul S Donnelly, P Mark Hogarth, Geoffrey A Pietersz, Bock Lim, Karlheinz Peter
Rationale The early detection of primary tumours and metastatic disease is vital for successful therapy and is contingent upon highly specific molecular markers and sensitive, non-invasive imaging techniques. We hypothesized that the accumulation of activated platelets within tumours is a general phenomenon and thus represents a novel means for the molecular imaging of cancer. Here we investigate a unique single chain antibody (scFv), which specifically targets activated platelets, as a novel biotechnological tool for molecular imaging of cancer...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819027/combination-therapy-with-bispecific-antibodies-and-pd-1-blockade-enhances-the-antitumor-potency-of-t-cells
#2
Chien-Hsing Chang, Yang Wang, Rongxiu Li, Diane L Rossi, Donglin Liu, Edmund A Rossi, Thomas M Cardillo, David M Goldenberg
The DOCK-AND-LOCK (DNL®) method is a platform technology that combines recombinant engineering and site-specific conjugation to create multispecific, multivalent antibodies of defined composition with retained bioactivity. We have applied DNL® to generate a novel class of trivalent bispecific antibodies (bsAbs), each comprising an anti-CD3 scFv covalently conjugated to a stabilized dimer of different anti-tumor Fabs. Here we report the further characterization of two such constructs, (E1)-3s and (14)-3s, which activate T cells and target Trop-2- and CEACAM5-expressing cancer cells, respectively...
August 17, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811153/the-design-of-target-specific-antibodies-scfv-by-applying-de-novo-workflow-case-study-on-bmr1-antigen-from-brugia-malayi
#3
Bee Yin Khor, Theam Soon Lim, Rahmah Noordin, Yee Siew Choong
De novo approach was applied to design single chain fragment variable (scFv) for BmR1, a recombinant antigen from Bm17DIII gene which is the primary antigen used for the detection of anti-BmR1 IgG4 antibodies in the diagnostic of lymphatic filariasis. Three epitopes of the BmR1 was previously predicted form an ab initio derived three-dimensional structure. A collection of energetically favourable conformations was generated via hot-spot-centric approach. This resulted in a set of three different scFv scaffolds used to compute the high shape complementary conformations via dock-and-design approach with the predicted epitopes of BmR1...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807568/function-of-novel-anti-cd19-chimeric-antigen-receptors-with-human-variable-regions-is-affected-by-hinge-and-transmembrane-domains
#4
Leah Alabanza, Melissa Pegues, Claudia Geldres, Victoria Shi, Jed J W Wiltzius, Stuart A Sievers, Shicheng Yang, James N Kochenderfer
Anti-CD19 chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells have caused remissions of B cell malignancies, but problems including cytokine-mediated toxicity and short persistence of CAR T cells in vivo might limit the effectiveness of anti-CD19 CAR T cells. Anti-CD19 CARs that have been tested clinically had single-chain variable fragments (scFvs) derived from murine antibodies. We have designed and constructed novel anti-CD19 CARs containing a scFv with fully human variable regions. T cells expressing these CARs specifically recognized CD19(+) target cells and carried out functions including degranulation, cytokine release, and proliferation...
July 27, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802641/enhanced-effects-of-dna-vaccine-against-botulinum-neurotoxin-serotype-a-by-targeting-antigen-to-dendritic-cells
#5
Bo-Yang Chen, Guo Zhou, Qing-Li Li, Jian-Sheng Lu, Dan-Yang Shi, Xiao-Bin Pang, Xiao-Wei Zhou, Yun-Zhou Yu, Pei-Tang Huang
As dendritic cells (DCs) play a critical role in priming antigen-specific immune responses, the efficacy of DNA vaccines may be enhanced by targeting the encoded antigen proteins to DCs. In this study, we constructed a DC-targeted DNA vaccine encoding the Hc domain of botulinum neurotoxin serotype A (AHc) fused with scDEC, a single-chain Fv antibody (scFv) specific for the DC-restricted antigen-uptake receptor DEC205. Intramuscular injections of mice with the DC-targeted DNA vaccine (pVAX1-scDEC-AHc) stimulated more DCs to mature than the non-targeted DNA vaccine (pVAX1-SAHc) in the splenocytes...
August 9, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796529/designed-ankyrin-repeat-proteins-as-her2-targeting-domains-in-chimeric-antigen-receptor-engineered-t-cells
#6
Elizabeth Siegler, Si Li, Yu Jeong Kim, Pin Wang
Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) engineering is a branch of cancer immunotherapy that equips immune cells to target tumor antigens expressed on the cell surface using antibody-derived single-chain variable fragments (scFvs). However, other antibody mimetics, such as designed ankyrin repeat proteins (DARPins), can also serve as antigen-binding domains in CARs. This study shows that CAR-engineered T (CAR-T) cells utilizing Her2-targeting DARPins G3 and 929 can target human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (Her2)-overexpressing cancer cells as effectively as CAR-T cells with the scFv 4D5 in vitro, and G3 CAR-T cells can slow or eliminate tumor growth in vivo as effectively as 4D5 CAR-T cells...
June 22, 2017: Human Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771492/production-of-an-anti-a%C3%AE-antibody-fragment-in-pichia-pastoris-and-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-validation-of-its-therapeutic-effect
#7
Laia Montoliu-Gaya, Gisela Esquerda-Canals, Silvia Bronsoms, Sandra Villegas
ScFv-h3D6 has been shown as an efficient therapy in the 3xTg-AD mouse model of Alzheimer's Disease. Because one of the major bottlenecks for the therapeutic uses of proteins produced in Escherichia coli is their potential contamination with endotoxins, LPS were extensively removed by a rather low-efficient, expensive, and time-consuming purification step. In addition, disulfide scrambling is favored in the reducing bacterial cytoplasm albeit the use of reductase deficient strains. To overcome these hurdles, as well as to improve the yield, the yeast Pichia pastoris, an endotoxin-free host system for recombinant protein production, has been used to produce scFv-h3D6, both in flask and in a fed-batch bioreactor...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769084/antibody-induced-dimerization-of-fgfr1-promotes-receptor-endocytosis-independently-of-its-kinase-activity
#8
Łukasz Opaliński, Aleksandra Sokołowska-Wędzina, Martyna Szczepara, Małgorzata Zakrzewska, Jacek Otlewski
Fibroblast growth factors (FGFs) and their plasma membrane-localized receptors (FGFRs) play a key role in the regulation of developmental processes and metabolism. Aberrant FGFR signaling is associated with the progression of serious metabolic diseases and human cancer. Binding of FGFs to FGFRs induces receptor dimerization and transphosphorylation of FGFR kinase domains that triggers activation of intracellular signaling pathways. Following activation, FGFRs undergo internalization and subsequent lysosomal degradation, which terminates transmission of signals...
August 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767688/cross-reaction-between-formosan-termite-coptotermes-formosanus-proteins-and-cockroach-allergens
#9
Christopher P Mattison, Taruna Khurana, Matthew R Tarver, Christopher B Florane, Casey C Grimm, Suman B Pakala, Carrie B Cottone, Claudia Riegel, Yvette Bren-Mattison, Jay E Slater
Cockroach allergens can lead to serious allergy and asthma symptoms. Termites are evolutionarily related to cockroaches, cohabitate in human dwellings, and represent an increasing pest problem in the United States. The Formosan subterranean termite (Coptotermes formosanus) is one of the most common species in the southern United States. Several assays were used to determine if C. formosanus termite proteins cross-react with cockroach allergens. Expressed sequence tag and genomic sequencing results were searched for homology to cockroach allergens using BLAST 2...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765298/creation-of-recombinant-antibodies-using-degenerate-oligonucleotides-to-amplify-heavy-and-light-chain-sequences
#10
James R Dasch, Amy L Dasch
Recombinant antibodies can be modified to suit the application: Changes in isotype, format (e.g., scFv, Fab, bispecific antibodies), and specificity can be made once the heavy- and light-chain sequences are available. However, Ig gene families are large and the variable region gene segments are, indeed, variable, precluding the use of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) with two simple primers to amplify the heavy and light chain gene segments. A wide variety of approaches have been taken to obviate the complexity of the variable region gene segments, including using "universal" or degenerate primers...
August 1, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761833/expression-of-functional-anti-p24-scfv-183-h12-5c-in-hek293t-and-jurkat-t-cells
#11
Mohammad Tasyriq Che Omar
Purpose: More than half of the diagnostic and therapeutic recombinant protein production depends on mammalian-based expression system. However, the generation of recombinant antibodies remains a challenge in mammalian cells due to the disulfide bond formation and reducing cytoplasm. Therefore, the production of functional recombinant antibodies in target cell line is necessary to be evaluated before used in therapeutic application such intrabodies against HIV-1. Methods: The work was to test expression of a single-chain variable fragment (scFv) antibody against HIV-1 Capsid p24 protein in a human mammalian-based expression system using HEK293T and Jurkat T cells as a model...
June 2017: Advanced Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755586/an-unusual-cysteine-vl87-affects-the-antibody-fragment-conformations-without-interfering-with-the-disulfide-bond-formation
#12
Carolina Attallah, María Fernanda Aguilar, A Sergio Garay, Fernando E Herrera, Marina Etcheverrigaray, Marcos Oggero, Daniel E Rodrigues
The Cys residues are almost perfectly conserved in all antibodies. They contribute significantly to the antibody fragment stability. The relevance of two natural contiguous Cys residues of an anti-recombinant human-follicle stimulation hormone (rhFSH) in a format of single-chain variable fragment (scFv) was studied. This scFv contains 5 Cys residues: VH22 and VH92 in the variable heavy chain (VH) and VL23, VL87 and VL88 in the variable light chain (VL). The influence of two unusual contiguous Cys at positions VL87 and VL88 was studied by considering the wild type fragment and mutant variants: VL-C88S, VL-C87S, VL-C87Y...
July 26, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748655/high-throughput-automated-microbial-bioreactor-system-used-for-clone-selection-and-rapid-scale-down-process-optimisation
#13
M Lourdes Velez-Suberbie, John Pj Betts, Kelly L Walker, Colin Robinson, Barney Zoro, Eli Keshavarz-Moore
High throughput automated fermentation systems have become a useful tool in early bioprocess development. In this study, we investigated a 24 x 15 mL single use microbioreactor system, ambr 15f, designed for microbial culture. We compared the fed-batch growth and production capabilities of this system for two Escherichia coli strains, BL21 (DE3) and MC4100, and two industrially relevant molecules, hGH and scFv. In addition, different carbon sources were tested using bolus, linear or exponential feeding strategies, showing the capacity of the ambr 15f system to handle automated feeding...
July 27, 2017: Biotechnology Progress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748206/the-complementarity-determining-region-sequences-in-igy-antivenom-hypervariable-regions
#14
David Gitirana da Rocha, Jorge Hernandez Fernandez, Claudia Maria Costa de Almeida, Claudia Letícia da Silva, Fabio Carlos Magnoli, Osmair Élder da Silva, Wilmar Dias da Silva
The data presented in this article are related to the research article entitled "Development of IgY antibodies against anti-snake toxins endowed with highly lethal neutralizing activity" (da Rocha et al., 2017) [1]. Complementarity-determining region (CDR) sequences are variable antibody (Ab) sequences that respond with specificity, duration and strength to identify and bind to antigen (Ag) epitopes. B lymphocytes isolated from hens immunized with Bitis arietans (Ba) and anti-Crotalus durissus terrificus (Cdt) venoms and expressing high specificity, affinity and toxicity neutralizing antibody titers were used as DNA sources...
August 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740495/the-affinity-of-elongated-membrane-tethered-ligands-determines-potency-of-t-cell-receptor-triggering
#15
Bing-Mae Chen, Mohammad Ameen Al-Aghbar, Chien-Hsin Lee, Tien-Ching Chang, Yu-Cheng Su, Ya-Chen Li, Shih-En Chang, Chin-Chuan Chen, Tsai-Hua Chung, Yuan-Chun Liao, Chau-Hwang Lee, Steve R Roffler
T lymphocytes are important mediators of adoptive immunity but the mechanism of T cell receptor (TCR) triggering remains uncertain. The interspatial distance between engaged T cells and antigen-presenting cells (APCs) is believed to be important for topological rearrangement of membrane tyrosine phosphatases and initiation of TCR signaling. We investigated the relationship between ligand topology and affinity by generating a series of artificial APCs that express membrane-tethered anti-CD3 scFv with different affinities (OKT3, BC3, and 2C11) in addition to recombinant class I and II pMHC molecules...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740407/comparison-of-a-mouse-and-a-novel-human-scfv-snap-auristatin-f-drug-conjugate-with-potent-activity-against-egfr-overexpressing-human-solid-tumor-cells
#16
Mira Woitok, Diana Klose, Stefano Di Fiore, Wolfgang Richter, Christoph Stein, Gerrit Gresch, Elena Grieger, Stefan Barth, Rainer Fischer, Katharina Kolberg, Judith Niesen
Antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) can deliver toxins to specific targets such as tumor cells. They have shown promise in preclinical/clinical development but feature stoichiometrically undefined chemical linkages, and those based on full-size antibodies achieve only limited tumor penetration. SNAP-tag technology can overcome these challenges by conjugating benzylguanine-modified toxins to single-chain fragment variables (scFvs) with 1:1 stoichiometry while preserving antigen binding. Two (human and mouse) scFv-SNAP fusion proteins recognizing the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) were expressed in HEK 293T cells...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735186/development-of-a-robust-reporter-gene-assay-to-measure-the-bioactivity-of-anti-pd-1-anti-pd-l1-therapeutic-antibodies
#17
Lan Wang, Chuanfei Yu, Yalan Yang, Kai Gao, Junzhi Wang
Being regarded as the 'cancer panacea', the anti-PD-1/anti-PD-L1 monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) have become the R&D focus of biopharmaceutical industries. Several marketed such mAbs have been proved particularly effective in treating various cancers. However, the cell-based bioassay to measure the biological activities of the anti-PD-1/anti-PD-L1 mAbs as the lot release or stability test has been a great challenge to quality control laboratories due to the immunomodulating nature of the mAbs. Here, we describe the development and validation of a reporter gene assay consisting of two-cell systems to measure the bioactivity of the anti-PD-1/anti-PD-L1 mAbs...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724948/transgenic-chickens-expressing-the-3d8-single-chain-variable-fragment-protein-suppress-avian-influenza-transmission
#18
Sung June Byun, Seong-Su Yuk, Ye-Jin Jang, Hoonsung Choi, Mi-Hyang Jeon, T O Erdene-Ochir, Jung-Hoon Kwon, Jin-Yong Noh, Jeom Sun Kim, Jae Gyu Yoo, Chang-Seon Song
The 3D8 single chain variable fragment (scFv) is a mini-antibody that causes unusual sequence-independent nuclease activity against all types of nucleic acids. We used recombinant lentiviruses to generate transgenic chickens expressing the 3D8 scFv gene under the control of the chicken β-actin promoter. From 420 injected embryos, 200 chicks (G0) hatched and were screened for the 3D8 scFv using PCR, and 15 chicks were identified as transgenic birds expressing the transgene in their semen. The G0 founder birds were mated with wild-type hens to produce seven transgenic chicks (G1)...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708284/cd20-specific-immunoligands-engaging-nkg2d-enhance-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cell-mediated-lysis-of-lymphoma-cells
#19
Matthias Peipp, Daniela Wesch, Hans-Heinrich Oberg, Sebastian Lutz, Anja Muskulus, Jan G J van de Winkel, Paul W H I Parren, Renate Burger, Andreas Humpe, Dieter Kabelitz, Martin Gramatzki, Christian Kellner
Human γδ T cells are innate-like T cells which are able to kill a broad range of tumor cells and thus may have potential for cancer immunotherapy. The activating receptor natural killer group 2 member D (NKG2D) plays a key role in regulating immune responses driven by γδ T cells. Here, we explored whether recombinant immunoligands consisting of a CD20 single-chain fragment variable (scFv) linked to a NKG2D ligand, either MHC class I chain-related protein A (MICA) or UL16 binding protein 2 (ULBP2), could be employed to engage γδ T cells for tumor cell killing...
July 14, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707665/-human-selenium-containing-single-chain-variable-fragment-with-glutathione-peroxidase-activity-protects-nih3t3-fibroblast-against-oxidative-damage
#20
R Huo, L Yang, T G Zhang, J Y Wei
Ultraviolet B (UVB medium wave, 280-315 nm) induces cellular oxidative damage and apoptosis by producing reactive oxygen species (ROS). Glutathione peroxidase functions as an antioxidant by catalyzing the reduction of hydrogen peroxide, the more important member of reactive oxygen species. A human selenium-containing single-chain variable fragment (se-scFv-B3) with glutathione peroxidase activity of 1288 U/μmol was generated and investigated for its antioxidant effects in UVB-induced oxidative damage model...
May 2017: Molekuliarnaia Biologiia
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