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Hela Ben-Gharbia, Ons Kéfi-Daly Yahia, Zouher Amzil, Nicolas Chomérat, Eric Abadie, Estelle Masseret, Manoella Sibat, Habiba Zmerli Triki, Habiba Nouri, Mohamed Laabir
Harmful benthic dinoflagellates, usually developing in tropical areas, are expanding to temperate ecosystems facing water warming. Reports on harmful benthic species are particularly scarce in the Southern Mediterranean Sea. For the first time, three thermophilic benthic dinoflagellates (Ostreopsis cf. ovata, Prorocentrum lima and Coolia monotis) were isolated from Bizerte Bay (Tunisia, Mediterranean) and monoclonal cultures established. The ribotyping confirmed the morphological identification of the three species...
October 15, 2016: Toxins
Eun Bong Lee, Nikki Daskalakis, Christine Xu, Anne Paccaly, Barry Miller, Roy Fleischmann, Inga Bodrug, Alan Kivitz
INTRODUCTION: Elevated interleukin (IL)-6 occurs in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis (RA), which has been shown to lead to a decrease in cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzyme activity and alterations in drug concentrations metabolized by CYP. IL-6 signaling blockade by IL-6 receptor (IL-6R) antagonists may reverse this effect of IL-6 and restore CYP activity. This study evaluated the pharmacokinetic profile of simvastatin (a CYP3A4 substrate) before and 1 week after a single dose of sarilumab (a human monoclonal antibody [mAb] blocking the IL-6Rα) in patients with RA, to assess potential interaction...
October 8, 2016: Clinical Pharmacokinetics
Raghav Joshi, Edi Goihberg, Wenying Ren, Monika Pilichowska, Paul Mathew
: The haematopoietic niche is contributed to by bone marrow-resident mesenchymal stromal cells (BM-MSCs) and subverted by prostate cancer cells. To study mechanisms by which BM-MSCs and prostate cancer cells may interact, we assessed the migration, invasion, adhesion and proliferation of bone-derived prostate cancer cells (PC-3) in co-culture with pluripotent human BM-MSCs. We observed a strong adhesive, migratory and invasive phenotype of PC-3 cells with BM- MSC-co-culture and set out to isolate and characterize the bioactive principle...
August 11, 2016: Cell Adhesion & Migration
P Singh, H Rong, T Gordi, J Bosley, I Bhattacharya
Suppression of the myostatin (GDF-8) pathway has emerged as an important therapeutic paradigm for muscle-wasting disorders. In this study, we conducted a translational pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) analysis of MYO-029, an anti-myostatin monoclonal antibody, using PK data in mice, rats, monkeys, humans, mouse tissue distribution data with (125) I-labeled MYO-029, muscle weight increase in SCID mice, and muscle circumference changes in monkeys. This analysis revealed significant in vivo potency shift between mice and monkeys (72 nM vs...
October 4, 2016: Clinical and Translational Science
Tomokazu Yada, Koichi Nonaka, Masayuki Yabuta, Noriko Yoshimoto, Shuichi Yamamoto
Protein A chromatography (PAC) is commonly used as an efficient capture step in monoclonal antibody (mAb) separation processes. Usually dynamic binding capacity is used for choosing the right PAC. However, if aggregates can be efficiently removed during elution, it can make the following polishing steps easier. In this study a method for choosing the right PAC media in terms of mAb aggregate removal is proposed. Linear pH gradient elution experiments of two different mAbs on various PAC columns are carried out, where the elution behavior of aggregates as well as the monomer is measured...
September 23, 2016: Biotechnology Journal
Monika Simmons, Robert Putnak, Peifang Sun, Timothy Burgess, Wayne A Marasco
Passive immunization with anti-dengue virus (DENV) immune serum globulin (ISG) or monoclonal antibodies (Mabs) may serve to supplement or replace vaccination for short-term dengue immune prophylaxis. In the present study, we sought to establish proof-of-concept by evaluating several DENV-neutralizing antibodies for their ability to protect rhesus macaques against viremia following live virus challenge, including human anti-dengue ISG, and a human Mab (Mab11/wt) and its genetically engineered variant (Mab11/mutFc) that is unable to bind to cells with Fc gamma receptors (FcγR) and potentiate antibody-dependent enhancement (ADE)...
September 19, 2016: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Mei Lin, Junxing Huang, Xingmao Jiang, Jia Zhang, Hong Yu, Jun Ye, Dongsheng Zhang
Combination targeted therapy is a promising cancer therapeutic strategy. Here, using PEI-Mn0.5Zn0.5Fe2O4 nanoparticles (PEI-MZF-NPs) as magnetic media for MFH (magnetic fluid hyperthermia) and gene transfer vector for gene-therapy, a combined therapy, pHRE-Egr1-HSV-TK/(131)I-antiAFPMcAb-GCV/MFH, for hepatoma is developed. AntiAFPMcAb (Monoclonal antibody AFP) is exploited for targeting. The plasmids pHRE-Egr1-HSV-TK are achieved by incorporation of pEgr1-HSV-TK and pHRE-Egr1-EGFP. Restriction enzyme digestion and PCR confirm the recombinant plasmids pHRE-Egr1-HSV-TK are successfully constructed...
2016: Scientific Reports
C Senthilkumaran, H Bittner, A Ambagala, O Lung, S Babiuk, M Yang, J Zimmerman, L G Giménez-Lirola, C Nfon
The use of swine oral fluid (OF) for the detection of nucleic acids and antibodies is gaining significant popularity. Assays have been developed for this purpose for endemic and foreign animal diseases of swine. Here, we report the use of OF for the detection of virus and antibodies in pigs experimentally infected with swine vesicular disease virus (SVDV), a virus that causes a disease clinically indistinguishable from the economically devastating foot-and-mouth disease. Viral genome was detected in OF by real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) from 1 day post-infection (DPI) to 21 DPI...
September 15, 2016: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
Benjamin B Policicchio, Cuiling Xu, Egidio Brocca-Cofano, Kevin D Raehtz, Tianyu He, Dongzhu Ma, Hui Li, Ranjit Sivanandham, George S Haret-Richter, Tammy Dunsmore, Anita Trichel, John W Mellors, Beatrice H Hahn, George M Shaw, Ruy M Ribeiro, Ivona Pandrea, Cristian Apetrei
Viruses that persist despite seemingly effective antiretroviral treatment (ART) and can reinitiate infection if treatment is stopped preclude definitive treatment of HIV-1 infected individuals, requiring lifelong ART. Among strategies proposed for targeting these viral reservoirs, the premise of the "shock and kill" strategy is to induce expression of latent proviruses [for example with histone deacetylase inhibitors (HDACis)] resulting in elimination of the affected cells through viral cytolysis or immune clearance mechanisms...
September 2016: PLoS Pathogens
Reinier Hernandez, Haiyan Sun, Christopher G England, Hector F Valdovinos, Emily B Ehlerding, Todd E Barnhart, Yunan Yang, Weibo Cai
Overexpression of CD146 has been correlated with aggressiveness, recurrence rate, and poor overall survival in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients. In this study, we set out to develop a CD146-targeting probe for high-contrast noninvasive in vivo positron emission tomography (PET) and near-infrared fluorescence (NIRF) imaging of HCCs. YY146, an anti-CD146 monoclonal antibody, was employed as a targeting molecule to which we conjugated the zwitterionic near-infrared fluorescence (NIRF) dye ZW800-1 and the chelator deferoxamine (Df)...
2016: Theranostics
Do Gyun Kim, Hyoung Jin Kim, Hong-Jin Kim
Charge variants (acidic and basic) of recombinant monoclonal antibodies (Mabs) have received much attention due to their potential biological effects. C-terminal lysine variants are common in Mabs and their proportion is affected by the manufacturing process. In the present study, changes of trastuzumab charge variants brought about by carboxypeptidase B treatment and subsequent storage at 8 or 37 °C for up to 24 h were monitored by cation-exchange chromatography analysis to investigate the effects of C-terminal lysine cleavage and its subsequent reaction at 8 or 37 °C...
October 2016: Archives of Pharmacal Research
Swaty Arora, Daniel Levitan, Narottam Regmi, Gurinder Sidhu, Raavi Gupta, Anthony D Nicastri, Subodh J Saggi, Albert Braverman
The incidence of glomerulonephritis, as a manifestation of chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma (CLL/SLL), has always been considered low. Though renal infiltration is usually detected at post-mortem, it does not often interfere with kidney function [1]. Though immunoglobulin (Ig) levels in most CLL patients are subnormal, small monoclonal Ig peaks are occasionally detected in serum. They were present in a number of reported CLL nephropathy patients, and not all were cryoglobulins; serum and glomerular staining were concordant for Ig type [2,3,4]...
September 2016: Blood Cells, Molecules & Diseases
Gaëlle Wambiekele Kiyeko, Eric Hatterer, Suzanne Herren, Irene Di Ceglie, Peter L van Lent, Walter Reith, Marie Kosco-Vilbois, Walter Ferlin, Limin Shang
Increased expression of endogenous toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) ligands (e.g., Tenascin-C, S100A8/A9, citrullinated fibrinogen (cFb) immune complexes) has been observed in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, their roles in RA pathogenesis are not well understood. Here, we investigated the expression kinetics and role of endogenous TLR4 ligands in the murine model of collagen-induced arthritis (CIA). Tenascin-C was upregulated in blood early in CIA, and correlated positively with the clinical score at day 56...
August 11, 2016: European Journal of Immunology
Eric J M Blondeel, Raymond Ho, Steffen Schulze, Stanislav Sokolenko, Simon R Guillemette, Igor Slivac, Yves Durocher, J Guy Guillemette, Brendan J McConkey, David Chang, Marc G Aucoin
Expression of recombinant proteins exerts stress on cell culture systems, affecting the expression of endogenous proteins, and contributing to the depletion of nutrients and accumulation of waste metabolites. In this work, 2D-DIGE proteomics was employed to analyze differential expression of proteins following stable transfection of a Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) cell line to constitutively express a heavy-chain monoclonal antibody. Thirty-four proteins of significant differential expression were identified and cross-referenced with cellular functions and metabolic pathways to identify points of cell stress...
September 20, 2016: Journal of Biotechnology
Wenying Jian, Lijuan Kang, Lyle Burton, Naidong Weng
AIM: The commonly used LC-MS workflow to quantify protein therapeutics in biological samples is 'bottom-up' approach. In this study, the aim is to establish 'top-down' approach for absolute quantitation of therapeutic antibodies or proteins of similar sizes in biological samples at intact level. MATERIALS & METHODS: Using a recombinant human monoclonal antibody as the model molecule, we present a workflow to measure large therapeutic proteins in plasma at intact level based on deconvoluted high-resolution MS (HRMS) peaks...
August 2016: Bioanalysis
Dávid Suba, Zoltán Urbányi, András Salgó
Capillary electrophoresis techniques are widely used in the analytical biotechnology. Different electrophoretic techniques are very adequate tools to monitor size-and charge heterogenities of protein drugs. Method descriptions and development studies of capillary zone electrophoresis (CZE) have been described in literature. Most of them are performed based on the classical one-factor-at-time (OFAT) approach. In this study a very simple method development approach is described for capillary zone electrophoresis: a "two-phase-four-step" approach is introduced which allows a rapid, iterative method development process and can be a good platform for CZE method...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
Jean Ruf, Franck Paganelli, Laurent Bonello, Nathalie Kipson, Giovanna Mottola, Julien Fromonot, Jocelyne Condo, Alain Boussuges, Laurie Bruzzese, François Kerbaul, Yves Jammes, Vlad Gariboldi, Frédéric Franceschi, Emmanuel Fenouillet, Régis Guieu
During exercise, cardiac oxygen-consumption increases and the resulting low oxygen level in myocardium triggers coronary vasodilation. This response to hypoxia is controlled notably by the vasodilator adenosine and its A2A receptor (A2AR). According to the "spare receptor" pharmacological model, a strong A2AR-mediated response can occur in the context of a large number of receptors remaining unoccupied, activation of only a weak fraction of A2AR (evaluated using KD) resulting in maximal cAMP production (evaluated using EC50), and hence in maximal coronary vasodilation...
July 19, 2016: Molecular Medicine
Mohamed-Amine Hamouda, Arnaud Jacquel, Guillaume Robert, Alexandre Puissant, Valentine Richez, Romeo Cassel, Nina Fenouille, Sandrine Roulland, Jerome Gilleron, Emmanuel Griessinger, Alix Dubois, Beatrice Bailly-Maitre, Diogo Goncalves, Aude Mallavialle, Pascal Colosetti, Sandrine Marchetti, Martine Amiot, Patricia Gomez-Bougie, Nathalie Rochet, Marcel Deckert, Herve Avet-Loiseau, Paul Hofman, Jean-Michel Karsenti, Pierre-Yves Jeandel, Claudine Blin-Wakkach, Bertrand Nadel, Thomas Cluzeau, Kenneth C Anderson, Jean-Gabriel Fuzibet, Patrick Auberger, Frederic Luciano
Multiple myeloma (MM) evolves from a premalignant condition known as monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS). However, the factors underlying the malignant transformation of plasmocytes in MM are not fully characterized. We report here that Eµ-directed expression of the antiapoptotic Bcl-B protein in mice drives an MM phenotype that reproduces accurately the human disease. Indeed, with age, Eµ-bcl-b transgenic mice develop the characteristic features of human MM, including bone malignant plasma cell infiltration, a monoclonal immunoglobulin peak, immunoglobulin deposit in renal tubules, and highly characteristic bone lytic lesions...
August 22, 2016: Journal of Experimental Medicine
Richard Macrez, Maria C Ortega, Isabelle Bardou, Anupriya Mehra, Antoine Fournier, Susanne M A Van der Pol, Benoit Haelewyn, Eric Maubert, Flavie Lesept, Arnaud Chevilley, Fernando de Castro, Helga E De Vries, Denis Vivien, Diego Clemente, Fabian Docagne
Multiple sclerosis is among the most common causes of neurological disability in young adults. Here we provide the preclinical proof of concept of the benefit of a novel strategy of treatment for multiple sclerosis targeting neuroendothelial N-methyl-D-aspartate glutamate receptors. We designed a monoclonal antibody against N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors, which targets a regulatory site of the GluN1 subunit of N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor sensitive to the protease tissue plasminogen activator. This antibody reverted the effect of tissue plasminogen activator on N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor function without affecting basal N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor activity (n = 21, P < 0...
September 2016: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
Salman Muzammil, John R Mabus, Philip R Cooper, Randall J Brezski, Courtney B Bement, Rob Perkinson, Norman D Huebert, Suzanne Thompson, Dalia Levine, Connie Kliwinski, Dino Bradley, Pamela J Hornby
Although much speculation has surrounded intestinally expressed FcRn as a means for systemic uptake of orally administered immunoglobulin G (IgG), this has not been validated in translational models beyond neonates or in FcRn-expressing cells in vitro. Recently, IgG1 intestinal infusion acutely in anesthetized cynomolgus resulted in detectable serum monoclonal antibody (mAb) levels. In this study, we show that IgG2 has greater protease resistance to intestinal enzymes in vitro and mice in vivo, due to protease resistance in the hinge region...
June 2016: Pharmacology Research & Perspectives
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