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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911216/validation-of-antibody-reagents-for-mucin-analysis-in-chronic-inflammatory-airway-diseases
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Thorsten Krause, Niels Röckendorf, Karoline I Gaede, Katrin Ramaker, Heike Sinnecker, Andreas Frey
In chronic inflammatory airway diseases, mucins display disease-related alterations in quantity, composition and glycosylation. This opens the possibility to diagnose and monitor inflammatory airway disorders and their exacerbation based on mucin properties. For such an approach to be reasonably versatile and diagnostically meaningful, the mucin of interest must be captured in a reliable, patient-independent way. To identify appropriate mucin-specific reagents, we tested anti-mucin antibodies on mucin-content-standardized, human bronchoalveolar lavage fluid samples in immunoblot assays...
December 2, 2016: MAbs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906504/combination-of-two-epitope-identification-techniques-enables-the-rational-design-of-soy-allergen-gly-m-4-mutants
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Heide Havenith, Karolin Kern, Paul Rautenberger, Holger Spiegel, Michael Szardenings, Elke Ueberham, Jörg Lehmann, Matthias Buntru, Simon Vogel, Regina Treudler, Rainer Fischer, Stefan Schillberg
BACKGROUND: Detailed IgE-binding epitope analysis is a key requirement for the understanding and development of diagnostic and therapeutic agents to address food allergies. METHODS: We combined an IgE-specific linear peptide microarray with random phage peptide display for the high-resolution mapping of IgE-binding epitopes of the major soybean allergen Gly m 4, which is a homologue to the birch pollen allergen Bet v1. RESULTS: Three epitopes were identified and mapped to a resolution of four key amino acids, allowing the rational design and the production of three Gly m 4 mutants with the aim to abolish or reduce the binding of epitope-specific IgE...
December 1, 2016: Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902354/humoral-immune-system-targets-clonotypic-antibody-associated-hepatitis-c-virus
#3
Amruta S Naik, Brendan A Palmer, Orla Crossbie, Elizabeth Kenny-Walsh, Liam J Fanning
Hypervariable region 1 (HVR1) is one of the potential neutralisation domains in the E2 glycoprotein of Hepatitis C virus (HCV). Point mutations of the HVR1 can lead to humoral immune escape in HCV infected patients. In this study we segregated the chronically infected viraemic sera from HCV infected patients into populations of antibody free virus (AFV) and antibody associated virus (AAV) and mapped potential epitopes within the E1E2 gene junction of AAV sequences (residues 364-430). Furthermore, we generated pseudotyped HCV particles (HCVpp) derived from AAV sequence to assess their infectivity...
November 14, 2016: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902336/characterization-of-the-banana-streak-virus-capsid-protein-and-mapping-of-the-immunodominant-continuous-b-cell-epitopes-to-the-surface-exposed-n-terminus
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Jenny Vo, Paul Campbell, Nur N Mahfuzc, Ras Ramli, Daniel Pagendam, Ross Barnard, Andrew Geering
This study identified the structural proteins of two badnavirus species, Banana streak MY virus (BSMYV) and Banana streak OL virus (BSOLV), and mapped the distribution of continuous B-cell epitopes. Two different CP isoforms of about 44 and 40 kDa (CP1 and CP2) and the virion-associated protein (VAP) were consistently associated with purified virions. For both viral species, the N-terminus of CP2 was successfully sequenced by Edman degradation but that of CP1 was chemically blocked. De novo peptide sequencing of tryptic digests suggested that CP1 and CP2 derive from the same region of the P3 polyprotein but differ in the length of either the N- or C-terminus...
October 24, 2016: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899229/development-of-novel-replication-defective-lymphocytic-choriomeningitis-virus-vectors-expressing-siv-antigens
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Pablo Penaloza MacMaster, Jennifer L Shields, Quazim A Alayo, Crystal Cabral, Jessica Jimenez, Jade Mondesir, Abishek Chandrashekar, Joseph M Cabral, Matthew Lim, M Justin Iampietro, Nicholas M Provine, Christine A Bricault, Michael Seaman, Klaus Orlinger, Andreas Aspoeck, Gerhard Fuhrmann, Anders E Lilja, Thomas Monath, Bastien Mangeat, Daniel D Pinschewer, Dan H Barouch
An important focus in vaccine research is the design of vaccine vectors with low seroprevalence and high immunogenicity. Replication-incompetent lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (rLCMV) vectors do not elicit vector-neutralizing antibody responses, and homologous prime-boost regimens with rLCMV vectors induce boostable and protective T cell responses to model antigens in mice. However, cellular and humoral immune responses following homologous rLCMV vaccine regimens have not been rigorously evaluated in non-human primates (NHPs)...
November 26, 2016: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899135/analysis-of-pvama1-genes-from-china-myanmar-border-reveals-little-regional-genetic-differentiation-of-plasmodium-vivax-populations
#6
Xiaotong Zhu, Pan Zhao, Si Wang, Fei Liu, Jun Liu, Jian Wang, Zhaoqing Yang, Guiyun Yan, Qi Fan, Yaming Cao, Liwang Cui
BACKGROUND: With the premise of diminishing parasite genetic diversity following the reduction of malaria incidence, the analysis of polymorphic antigenic markers may provide important information about the impact of malaria control on local parasite populations. Here we evaluated the genetic diversity of Plasmodium vivax apical membrane antigen 1 (Pvama1) gene in a parasite population from the China-Myanmar border and compared it with global P. vivax populations. METHODS: We performed evolutionary analysis to examine the genetic diversity, natural selection, and population differentiation of 73 Pvama1 sequences acquired from the China-Myanmar border as well as 615 publically available Pvama1 sequences from seven global P...
November 29, 2016: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890784/identifying-residues-that-determine-scf-molecular-level-interactions-through-a-combination-of-experimental-and-in-silico-analyses
#7
Eitan Rabinovich, Michael Heyne, Anna Bakhman, Mickey Kosloff, Julia M Shifman, Niv Papo
The stem cell factor (SCF)/c-Kit receptor tyrosine kinase complex - with its significant roles in hematopoiesis and angiogenesis - is an attractive target for rational drug design. There is thus a need to map, in detail, the SCF/c-Kit interaction sites and the mechanisms that modulate this interaction. While most residues in the direct SCF/c-Kit binding interface can be identified from the existing crystal structure of the complex, other residues that affect binding through protein unfolding, intermolecular interactions, or allosteric or long-distance electrostatic effects cannot be directly inferred...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872794/in-silico-identification-of-potential-peptides-or-allergen-shot-candidates-against-aspergillus-fumigatus
#8
Raman Thakur, Jata Shankar
Aspergillus fumigatus is capable of causing invasive aspergillosis or acute bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, and the current situation is alarming. There are no vaccine or allergen shots available for Aspergillus-induced allergies. Thus, a novel approach in designing of an effective vaccine or allergen shot candidate against A. fumigatus is needed. Using immunoinformatics approaches from the characterized A. fumigatus allergens, we have mapped epitopic regions to predict potential peptides that elicit both Aspergillus-specific T cells and B cell immune response...
2016: BioResearch Open Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865268/epitope-mapping-of-campylobacter-jejuni-flagellar-capping-protein-flid-by-chicken-gallus-gallus-domesticus-sera
#9
Hung-Yueh Yeh, Arife Ezgi Telli, Jarra F Jagne, Christopher L Benson, Kelli L Hiett, John E Line
Campylobacter jejuni, a Gram-negative rod, is a zoonotic pathogen associated with human acute bacterial gastroenteritis worldwide. The flagellum, composed of more than 35 proteins, is responsible for colonization of C. jejuni in the host gastrointestinal tract as well as inducing protective antibodies against the homologous serotype. In our previous study, we demonstrated that the flagellar capping protein (FliD) is an immunodominant protein that reacted strongly to sera from field chickens. In this communication, we mapped linear immunoreactive epitopes on FliD using a set of 158 synthetic peptides of 15-mer overlapping with 11 amino acid residues on peptide microarrays with sera from field chickens...
December 2016: Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855335/characterization-of-the-lm5-pectic-galactan-epitope-with-synthetic-analogues-of-%C3%AE-1-4-d-galactotetraose
#10
Mathias C F Andersen, Irene Boos, Susan E Marcus, Stjepan K Kračun, Maja Gro Rydahl, William G T Willats, J Paul Knox, Mads H Clausen
Plant cell wall glycans are important polymers that are crucial to plant development and serve as an important source of sustainable biomass. The study of polysaccharides in the plant cell wall relies heavily on monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) for localization and visualization of glycans, using e.g. immunofluorescent microscopy. Here, we describe the detailed epitope mapping of the mAb LM5 that is shown to bind to a minimum of three sugar residues at the non-reducing end of linear beta-1,4-linked galactan. The study uses de novo synthetic analogues of galactans combined with carbohydrate microarray and competitive inhibition ELISA for analysis of antibody-carbohydrate interactions...
October 30, 2016: Carbohydrate Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849179/%C3%A3-glucan-unmasking-in-some-candida-albicans-mutants-correlates-with-increases-in-cell-wall-surface-roughness-and-decreases-in-cell-wall-elasticity
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Sahar Hasim, David P Allison, Scott T Retterer, Alex Hopke, Robert T Wheeler, Mitchel J Doktycz, Todd B Reynolds
Candida albicans is among the most common human fungal pathogens, causing a broad range of infections including life threatening systemic infections. The cell wall of C. albicans is the interface between the fungus and the innate immune system. The cell wall is composed of an outer layer enriched in mannosylated glycoproteins (mannan) and an inner layer enriched in ß- (1, 3)-glucan and chitin. Detection of C. albicans by Dectin-1, a C-type signaling lectin specific for ß- (1, 3)-glucan, is important for the innate immune system to recognize systemic fungal infections...
November 14, 2016: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834908/epitope-identification-and-application-for-diagnosis-of-duck-tembusu-virus-infections-in-ducks
#12
Chenxi Li, Junyan Liu, Wulin Shaozhou, Xiaofei Bai, Qingshan Zhang, Ronghong Hua, Jyung-Hurng Liu, Ming Liu, Yun Zhang
Duck Tembusu virus (DTMUV) causes substantial egg drop disease. DTMUV was first identified in China and rapidly spread to Malaysia and Thailand. The antigenicity of the DTMUV E protein has not yet been characterized. Here, we investigated antigenic sites on the E protein using the non-neutralizing monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) 1F3 and 1A5. Two minimal epitopes were mapped to (221)LD/NLPW(225) and (87)YAEYI(91) by using phage display and mutagenesis. DTMUV-positive duck sera reacted with the epitopes, thus indicating the importance of the minimal amino acids of the epitopes for antibody-epitope binding...
November 10, 2016: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829125/development-of-a-new-anti-prolactin-receptor-prlr-antibody-f56-which-can-serve-as-a-prlr-antagonist
#13
Huanzhong Cui, Yun Zhi Ma, Yanrong Wang, Meng Song, Hui Zhang
In this work, we developed a new prolactin receptor (PRLR) antagonist using the hybridoma technique. A series of monoclonal antibodies against prolactin receptor (PRLR) were prepared, from which we characterized and selected one anti-PRLR antibody, F56. Epitome mapping showed that F56 and prolactin (PRL) share a common binding epitope on PRLR, and therefore, F56 could compete with prolactin (PRL) for binding to PRLR. Subsequent experiments indicated that F56 could effectively neutralize PRLR-mediated intracellular signalling molecules, such as signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT) and extracellular signal-regulated kinase-1 and kinase 2 (ERK1/2), either by endogenously expressed PRLR or in a cell model transfected with PRLR...
November 6, 2016: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819683/neutralizing-human-antibodies-prevent-zika-virus-replication-and-fetal-disease-in-mice
#14
Gopal Sapparapu, Estefania Fernandez, Nurgun Kose, Bin Cao, Julie M Fox, Robin G Bombardi, Haiyan Zhao, Christopher A Nelson, Aubrey L Bryan, Trevor Barnes, Edgar Davidson, Indira U Mysorekar, Daved H Fremont, Benjamin J Doranz, Michael S Diamond, James E Crowe
Zika virus (ZIKV) is an emerging mosquito-transmitted flavivirus that can cause severe disease, including congenital birth defects during pregnancy(1). To develop candidate therapeutic agents against ZIKV, we isolated a panel of human monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) from subjects with prior ZIKV infection. A subset of mAbs recognized diverse epitopes on the envelope (E) protein and exhibited potently neutralizing activity. One of the most inhibitory mAbs, ZIKV-117, broadly neutralized infection of ZIKV strains corresponding to African, Asian, and American lineages...
November 7, 2016: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807235/molecular-architecture-of-the-cleavage-dependent-mannose-patch-on-a-soluble-hiv-1-envelope-glycoprotein-trimer
#15
Anna-Janina Behrens, David J Harvey, Emilia Milne, Albert Cupo, Abhinav Kumar, Nicole Zitzmann, Weston B Struwe, John P Moore, Max Crispin
: The formation of a correctly folded and natively glycosylated HIV-1 viral spike is dependent on protease cleavage of the gp160 precursor protein in the Golgi apparatus. Cleavage induces a compact structure, which not only renders the spike capable of fusion but also limits further maturation of its extensive glycosylation. The redirection of the glycosylation pathway to preserve underprocessed oligomannose-type glycans is an important feature in immunogen design as glycans contribute to or influence the epitopes of numerous broadly neutralizing antibodies...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806091/immunodominant-igm-and-igg-epitopes-recognized-by-antibodies-induced-in-enterovirus-a71-associated-hand-foot-and-mouth-disease-patients
#16
Kam Leng Aw-Yong, I-Ching Sam, Mia Tuang Koh, Yoke Fun Chan
Enterovirus A71 (EV-A71) is one of the main causative agents of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD). Unlike other enteroviruses that cause HFMD, EV-A71 is more frequently associated with severe neurological complications and fatality. To date, no effective licensed antivirals are available to combat EV-A71 infection. Little is known about the immunogenicity of viral non-structural proteins in humans. Previous studies have mainly focused on characterization of epitopes of EV-A71 structural proteins by using immunized animal antisera...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802063/in-silico-analysis-of-candidate-proteins-sharing-homology-with-streptococcus-agalactiae-proteins-and-their-role-in-male-infertility
#17
Rajeshwari Parida, Luna Samanta
: Leukocytospermia is a physiologic condition defined as human semen with a leukocyte count of >1 x 10(6) cells/ml that is often correlated with male infertility. Moreover, bacteriospermia has been associated with leukocytospermia ultimately leading to male infertility. We have found that semen samples with >1 x 10(6)/ml leukocytes and/or bacteriospermia have oxidative predominance as evidenced by augmented protein carbonyl and lipid peroxidation status of the semen which is implicated in sperm dysfunction...
November 1, 2016: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801621/map-tag-a-novel-tagging-system-for-protein-purification-and-detection
#18
Yuki Fujii, Mika K Kaneko, Yukinari Kato
Protein purification is an essential procedure in fields such as biochemistry, molecular biology, and biophysics. Acquiring target proteins with high quality and purity is still difficult, although several tag systems have been established for protein purification. Affinity tag systems are excellent because they possess high affinity and specificity for acquiring the target proteins. Nevertheless, further affinity tag systems are needed to compensate for several disadvantages of the presently available affinity tag systems...
November 1, 2016: Monoclonal Antibodies in Immunodiagnosis and Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795422/native-folding-of-a-recombinant-gpe1-gpe2-heterodimer-vaccine-antigen-from-a-precursor-protein-fused-with-fc-igg
#19
Michael Logan, John Law, Jason Alexander Ji-Xhin Wong, Darren Hockman, Amir Landi, Chao Chen, Kevin Crawford, Juthika Kundu, Lesley Baldwin, Janelle Johnson, Anita Dahiya, Gerald LaChance, Joseph Marcotrigiano, Mansun Law, Steven Foung, Lorne Tyrrell, Michael Houghton
: A recombinant HCV-1 (1a) gpE1/gpE2 (E1E2) vaccine candidate was previously shown by our group to protect chimpanzees and generate broad cross-neutralizing antibodies in animals and humans. In addition, recent independent studies have highlighted the importance of conserved neutralizing epitopes in HCV vaccine development that map to antigenic clusters in E2 or the E1E2 heterodimer. E1E2 can be purified using Galanthis nivalis lectin agarose (GNA), but this technique is suboptimal for global production...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792882/immunogenic-peptides-b-t-cell-epitopes-of-per-a-10-allergen-of-periplaneta-americana
#20
Dhanapal Govindaraj, Swati Sharma, S N Gaur, Shakuntala Lavasa, Nagendra Prasad, Naveen Arora
Mapping of B and T cell epitopes of an allergen can be utilised in the development of alternative therapeutic modalities and diagnostics. The present study was aimed to identify B and T cell epitopes of Per a 10, a major cockroach allergen, by computational tools and subsequent validation by in vitro experiments. Per a 10 three-dimensional structure was homology modelled using structure of anionic trypsin from pacific chum salmon as a template. Seven B cell epitopes (B-P1 to B-P7) were predicted by sequence and structure based methods...
October 25, 2016: Molecular Immunology
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