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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160080/adjuvant-activity-of-poly-%C3%AE%C2%B5-caprolactone-chitosan-nanoparticles-characterized-by-mast-cell-activation-and-ifn-%C3%AE-and-il-17-production
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Sandra Jesus, Edna Soares, Gerrit Borchard, Olga Borges
Polymeric nanoparticles (NPs) are extremely attractive vaccine adjuvants, able to promote antigen delivery and in some instances, exert intrinsic immunostimulatory properties that enhance antigen specific humoral and cellular immune responses. The poly-ε-caprolactone (PCL)/chitosan NPs were designed with the aim of being able to combine the properties of the 2 polymers in the preparation of an adjuvant for the hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg). This manuscript reports important results of an in vitro mechanistic study and immunization studies with HBsAg associated with different concentrations of the nanoparticles...
November 21, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157976/loading-dendritic-cells-with-gold-nanoparticles-gnps-bearing-hiv-peptides-and-mannosides-enhance-hiv-specific-t-cell-responses
#2
Núria Climent, Isabel García, Marco Marradi, Fabrizio Chiodo, Laia Miralles, María José Maleno, José María Gatell, Felipe García, Soledad Penadés, Montserrat Plana
Gold nanoparticles (GNPs) decorated with glycans ameliorate dendritic cells (DC) uptake, antigen-presentation and T-cells cross-talk, which are important aspects in vaccine design. GNPs allow for high antigen loading, DC targeting, lack of toxicity and are straightforward prepared and easy to handle. The present study aimed to assess the capacity of DC to process and present HIV-1-peptides loaded onto GNPs bearing high-mannoside-type oligosaccharides (P1@HM) to autologous T-cells from HIV-1 patients. The results showed that P1@HM increased HIV-specific CD4(+) and CD8(+) T-cell proliferation and induced highly functional cytokine secretion compared with HIV-peptides alone...
November 17, 2017: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154438/impact-of-heat-shock-protein-60kd-in-combination-with-outer-membrane-proteins-on-immune-response-against-brucella-melitensis
#3
Tooba Abbassi-Daloii, Soheil Yousefi, Mohammad Hadi Sekhavati, Mojtaba Tahmoorespur
Brucellosis caused by the bacterium Brucella affects various domestic and wild species. The outer membrane proteins 25 and 31 play key roles on stimulation of cell-mediated immune response against Brucella. GroEL as one of the major Brucella antigens stimulates the immune system and increases intracellular survival of bacteria. In the present study, we assumed injection of GroEL in combination with OMP25 and OMP31 would offer higher immunity levels. So, the impact of GroEL with different concentrations of recombinant outer membrane proteins emulsified in Chitosan Nanoparticles on immune responses was evaluated in mice model...
November 20, 2017: APMIS: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149812/architectures-and-mechanical-properties-of-drugs-and-complexes-of-surface-active-compounds-at-air-water-and-oil-water-interfaces
#4
Dipak K Sarker
BACKGROUND: Drugs can represents a multitude of compounds from proteins and peptides, such as growth hormones and insulin and on to simple organic molecules such as flurbiprofen, ibuprofen and lidocaine. Given the chemical nature of these compounds two features are always present. A portion or portions of the molecule that has little affinity for apolar surfaces and media and the opposite a series of part or one large part that has considerable affinity for hydrophilic, polar or charged media and surfaces...
November 17, 2017: Current Drug Discovery Technologies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149704/gold-nanoparticles-as-an-adjuvant-influence-of-size-shape-and-technique-of-combination-with-cpg-on-antibody-production
#5
Lev A Dykman, Sergey A Staroverov, Alexander S Fomin, Vitaly A Khanadeev, Boris N Khlebtsov, Vladimir A Bogatyrev
Gold nanoparticles (GNPs) are advantageous as an adjuvant in the design of effective vaccines and in the preparation of high-affinity antibodies to haptens and complete antigens. Another method of activating immunocompetent cells with colloidal gold is to conjugate GNPs with CpG oligodeoxynucleotides (ODNs). We examined how the size and shape of GNPs and various combinations of GNPs and CpG ODNs 1826 affect the immune response. When animals were injected with a model antigen (BSA) coupled to gold nanospheres (diameters, 15 and 50nm), nanorods, nanoshells, and nanostars, the titers of the resultant antibodies differed substantially...
November 14, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148702/influence-of-particle-geometry-on-gastrointestinal-transit-and-absorption-following-oral-administration
#6
Dong Li, Jie Zhuang, Haisheng He, Sifan Jiang, Amrita Banerjee, Yi Lu, Wei Wu, Samir Mitragotri, Li Gan, Jianping Qi
Geometry has been considered as one of the important parameters in nanoparticle design since it affects cellular uptake, transport across the physiological barriers and in vivo distribution. However, only a few studies have been conducted to elucidate the influence of nanoparticle geometry in their in vivo fate after oral administration. This paper discloses the effect of nanoparticle shape on transport and absorption in gastrointestinal tract (GIT). Nanorods and nanospheres were prepared, and labeled using fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) molecules to track the in vivo fate of intact nanoparticles accurately...
November 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146244/extending-antigen-release-from-particulate-vaccines-results-in-enhanced-antitumor-immune-response
#7
Chintan H Kapadia, Shaomin Tian, Jillian L Perry, David Sailer, J Christopher Luft, Joseph M DeSimone
Tumor-specific CD8(+) cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) play a critical role in an anti-tumor immune response. However, vaccination intended to elicit a potent CD8(+) T cell responses employing tumor-associated peptide antigens, are typically ineffective due to poor immunogenicity. Previously, we engineered a polyethylene glycol (PEG) hydrogel-based subunit vaccine for the delivery of an antigenic peptide and CpG (adjuvant) to elicit potent CTLs. In this study, we further examined the effect of antigen release kinetics on their induced immune responses...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143917/lambda-phage-nanoparticles-displaying-her2-derived-e75-peptide-induce-effective-e75-cd8-t-response
#8
Atefeh Arab, Jessica Nicastro, Roderick Slavcev, Atefeh Razazan, Nastaran Barati, Amin Reza Nikpoor, Amir Abbas Momtazi Brojeni, Fatemeh Mosaffa, Ali Badiee, Mahmoud Reza Jaafari, Javad Behravan
We have investigated the in vitro immunogenicity and in vivo prophylactic and therapeutic potential of lambda (λ) phage particles displaying the E75 peptide (derived from HER2 protein) in an implantable TUBO breast tumor model of BALB/c mice. The mice were immunized with the E75-displaying phage (λF7-gpD::E75) every 2-week intervals over a 6-week period, and the generated immune responses were studied. Results showed in vitro induction of immune responses by the λF7 (gpD::E75) construct compared to the control λF7 and buffer groups...
November 16, 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141136/systemic-mrna-delivery-to-the-lungs-by-functional-polyester-based-carriers
#9
Yunfeng Yan, Hu Xiong, Xinyi Zhang, Qiang Cheng, Daniel John Siegwart
Messenger RNA (mRNA) has recently come into focus as an emerging therapeutic class with great potential for protein replacement therapy, cancer immunotherapy, regenerative medicine, vaccines, and gene editing. However, the lack of effective and safe delivery methods impedes the broad application of mRNA-based therapeutics. Here, we report a robust approach to develop efficient polymeric delivery carriers for mRNA. Lead polyesters were identified by in vitro screening of a 480-member combinatorially modified poly(trimethylolpropane allyl ether-co-suberoyl chloride) library for the delivery of luciferase encoding mRNA (Luc mRNA) to IGROV1 cells...
November 15, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127039/biodegradable-sting-agonist-nanoparticles-for-enhanced-cancer-immunotherapy
#10
David R Wilson, Rupashree Sen, Joel C Sunshine, Drew M Pardoll, Jordan J Green, Young J Kim
Therapeutic cancer vaccines require adjuvants leading to robust type I interferon and proinflammatory cytokine responses in the tumor microenvironment to induce an anti-tumor response. Cyclic dinucleotides (CDNs), a potent Stimulator of Interferon Receptor (STING) agonist, are currently in phase I trials. However, their efficacy may be limited to micromolar concentrations due to the cytosolic residence of STING in the ER membrane. Here we utilized biodegradable, poly(beta-amino ester) (PBAE) nanoparticles to deliver CDNs to the cytosol leading to robust immune response at >100-fold lower extracellular CDN concentrations in vitro...
November 7, 2017: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126666/preparation-and-immunological-evaluation-of-inactivated-avian-influenza-virus-vaccine-encapsulated-in-chitosan-nanoparticles
#11
Samah H Mohamed, Abdel Satar Arafa, Wesam H Mady, Hanan A Fahmy, Lamiaa M Omer, Rania E Morsi
Efficacy maximization of inactivated avian influenza vaccine using safe adjuvants was investigated. Chitosan nanoparticles were prepared by ionic gelation method with average size of 150 nm and their Zeta potential was 11.5 mV. After encapsulation of avian influenza vaccine, the average size was 397 nm and Zeta potential was 4.29 mV. The highest HI antibody titer results were shown in chicken group vaccinated with inactivated avian influenza virus AIV-chitosan followed by the group vaccinated with inactivated AIV-chitosan nanoparticles then the group vaccinated with oil inactivated AIV vaccine, on using chicken antigen at 2 weeks post second vaccination...
November 8, 2017: Biologicals: Journal of the International Association of Biological Standardization
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126629/characterization-of-innate-responses-induced-by-in-ovo-administration-of-encapsulated-and-free-forms-of-ligands-of-toll-like-receptor-4-and-21-in-chicken-embryos
#12
Jegarubee Bavananthasivam, Tamiru N Alkie, Ayumi Matsuyama-Kato, Douglas C Hodgins, Shayan Sharif
Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are a family of innate receptors that recognize pathogen-associated molecular patterns, including double-stranded RNA, CpG DNA and lipopolysaccharide (LPS). After interaction with their ligands, TLRs initiate innate responses that are manifested by activating cells and inducing expression of cytokines that help mediate adaptive immune responses. TLR ligands (TLR-Ls) have the potential to be used prophylactically (alone) or as vaccine adjuvants to promote host immunity. Encapsulating TLR-Ls in nanoparticles, such as Poly (d,l-lactic-co-glycolic acid), may prolong responses through sustained release of the ligands...
October 25, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125698/engineering-potato-virus-x-particles-for-a-covalent-protein-based-attachment-of-enzymes
#13
Juliane Röder, Rainer Fischer, Ulrich Commandeur
Plant virus nanoparticles are often used to display functional amino acids or small peptides, thus serving as building blocks in application areas as diverse as nanoelectronics, bioimaging, vaccination, drug delivery, and bone differentiation. This is most easily achieved by expressing coat protein fusions, but the assembly of the corresponding virus particles can be hampered by factors such as the fusion protein size, amino acid composition, and post-translational modifications. Size constraints can be overcome by using the Foot and mouth disease virus 2A sequence, but the compositional limitations cannot be avoided without the introduction of time-consuming chemical modifications...
November 10, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123947/translational-nanoparticle-engineering-for-cancer-vaccines
#14
REVIEW
Adam J Grippin, Elias J Sayour, Duane A Mitchell
Conventional cancer treatments remain insufficient to treat many therapy-resistant tumors.(1) Cancer vaccines attempt to overcome this resistance by activating the patient's immune system to eliminate tumor cells without the toxicity of systemic chemotherapy and radiation. Nanoparticles (NPs) are promising as customizable, immunostimulatory carriers to protect and deliver antigen. Although many NP vaccines have been investigated in preclinical settings, a few have advanced into clinical application, and still fewer have demonstrated clinical benefit...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115746/progress-toward-the-clinical-translation-of-bioinspired-peptide-and-protein-assemblies
#15
REVIEW
Kelly M Hainline, Chelsea N Fries, Joel H Collier
Supramolecular materials composed of proteins and peptides have been receiving considerable attention toward a range of diseases and conditions from vaccines to drug delivery. Owing to the relative newness of this class of materials, the bulk of work to date has been preclinical. However, examples of approved treatments particularly in vaccines, dentistry, and hemostasis demonstrate the translational potential of supramolecular polypeptides. Critical milestones in the clinical development of this class of materials and currently approved supramolecular polypeptide therapies are described in this study...
November 8, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106386/sirna-rescues-nonhuman-primates-from-advanced-marburg-and-ravn-virus-disease
#16
Emily P Thi, Chad E Mire, Amy Ch Lee, Joan B Geisbert, Raul Ursic-Bedoya, Krystle N Agans, Marjorie Robbins, Daniel J Deer, Robert W Cross, Andrew S Kondratowicz, Karla A Fenton, Ian MacLachlan, Thomas W Geisbert
Ebolaviruses and marburgviruses belong to the family Filoviridae and cause high lethality in infected patients. There are currently no licensed filovirus vaccines or antiviral therapies. The development of broad-spectrum therapies against members of the Marburgvirus genus, including Marburg virus (MARV) and Ravn virus (RAVV), is difficult because of substantial sequence variability. RNAi therapeutics offer a potential solution, as identification of conserved target nucleotide sequences may confer activity across marburgvirus variants...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102171/development-of-a-novel-dual-domain-nanoparticle-antigen-construct-for-universal-influenza-vaccine
#17
Yawei Ni, Jianhua Guo, Debra Turner, Ian Tizard
A highly effective antigen construct for presenting conserved antigen domains is essential to the development of a universal influenza vaccine. We have developed a novel dual-domain nanoparticle fusion protein (DDNFP) which allows independent presentation of two conserved domains. The conserved domains used were from two separate viral surface proteins, M2e of M2 and fusion peptide (FP) or long alpha helix (CD) of HA2. The carrier is a novel nanoparticle protein - the dodecameric DNA binding protein from starved cells (Dps) of bacteria or archaea...
October 25, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102169/poly-d-l-lactide-co-glycolide-nanoparticle-entrapped-vaccine-induces-a-protective-immune-response-against-porcine-epidemic-diarrhea-virus-infection-in-piglets
#18
Bin Li, Luping Du, Zhengyu Yu, Bing Sun, Xiangwei Xu, Baochao Fan, Rongli Guo, Wanzhe Yuan, Kongwang He
Porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) causes 80-100% mortality in neonatal piglets, and its causative agent, the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV), poses an important threat to the swine industry worldwide. In this study, we prepared biodegradable poly (d,l-lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) nanoparticle-entrapped PEDV killed vaccine antigens (KAg) (PLGA-KAg). Late-term pregnant sows were intranasally inoculated with PLGA-KAg, and the mortality resulting from challenge with highly virulent PEDV was investigated in their passively immunized suckling piglets...
October 25, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098928/nanoparticles-augmenting-tumor-antigen-presentation-for-vaccine-and-immunotherapy-treatments-of-cancer
#19
Charles B Chesson, Andrew Zloza
The major goal of immunity is maintaining host survival. Toward this, immune cells recognize and eliminate targets that pose a danger. Primarily, these are external invaders (pathogens) and internal invaders (cancers). Their recognition relies on distinguishing foreign components (antigens) from self-antigens. Since cancer cells are the host's own cells that are harmfully altered, they are difficult to distinguish from normal self. Furthermore, the antigens least resembling the host are often sequestered in parts of the tumor least accessible to immune responses...
November 3, 2017: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095650/the-role-of-chitosan-on-oral-delivery-of-peptide-loaded-nanoparticle-formulation
#20
Chun Y Wong, Hani Al-Salami, Crispin R Dass
Therapeutic peptides are conventionally administered via subcutaneous injection. Chitosan-based nanoparticles are gaining increased attention for their ability to serve as a carrier for oral delivery of peptides and vaccination. They offered superior biocompatibiltiy, controlled drug release profile, and facilitated gastrointestinal absorption. The encapsulated peptides can withstand enzymatic degradation and various pH. Chitosan-based nanoparticles can also be modified by ligand conjugation to the surface of nanoparticle for transcellular absorption and specific-targeted delivery of macromolecules to the tissue of interest...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Drug Targeting
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