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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434129/phage-displayed-peptides-that-mimic-epitopes-of-hepatitis-e-virus-capsid
#1
Osmany Larralde, Juraj Petrik
Hepatitis E is an emerging zoonotic infection of increasing public health threat for the UK, especially for immunosuppressed individuals. A human recombinant vaccine has been licensed only in China and is not clear whether it protects against hepatitis E virus (HEV) genotype 3, the most prevalent in Europe. The aim of this study was to use phage display technology as a tool to identify peptides that mimic epitopes of HEV capsid (mimotopes). We identified putative linear and conformational mimotopes using sera from Scottish blood donors that have the immunological imprint of past HEV infection...
April 22, 2017: Medical Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433799/affinity-proteomics-exploration-of-melanoma-identifies-proteins-in-serum-with-associations-to-t-stage-and-recurrence
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Sanna Byström, Claudia Fredolini, Per-Henrik Edqvist, Etienne-Nicholas Nyaiesh, Kimi Drobin, Mathias Uhlén, Michael Bergqvist, Fredrik Pontén, Jochen M Schwenk
BACKGROUND: Blood-based proteomic profiling may aid and expand our understanding of diseases and their different phenotypes. The aim of the presented study was to profile serum samples from patients with malignant melanoma using affinity proteomic assays to describe proteins in the blood stream that are associated to stage or recurrence of melanoma. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Multiplexed protein analysis was conducted using antibody suspension bead arrays. A total of 232 antibodies against 132 proteins were selected from (i) a screening with 4595 antibodies and 32 serum samples from melanoma patients and controls, (ii) antibodies used for immunohistochemistry, (iii) protein targets previously related with melanoma...
April 20, 2017: Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433327/replacing-antibodies-with-modified-dna-aptamers-in-vaccine-potency-assays
#3
Jeremiah J Trausch, Mary Shank-Retzlaff, Thorsten Verch
Vaccine in vitro potency assays are vital regulatory tests that are used to confirm the presence and concentration of an antigen of interest in a form that directly or indirectly relates to protective activity in patients. Current assays come in many forms, but they almost exclusively use antibody reagents for selective detection of the target antigen. Antibodies provide specific recognition of vaccine antigens but also exhibit drawbacks such as stability limitations, cost, and lot-to-lot variation, which can make it challenging to maintain the reagent throughout the lifetime of the vaccine...
April 19, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432603/immunoprophylaxis-of-multi-antigen-peptide-map-vaccine-for-human-lymphatic-filariasis
#4
Christiana Immanuel, Aparnaa Ramanathan, Malathi Balasubramaniyan, Vishal Kishor Khatri, Nitin Purushottam Amdare, Donthamsetty Nageswara Rao, Maryada Venkata Rami Reddy, Kaliraj Perumal
Human lymphatic filariasis, the parasitic disease caused by the filarial nematodes Wuchereria bancrofti, Brugia malayi, and Brugia timori, is ranked as the second most complex clinical condition leading to permanent and long-term disability. The multiple antigen peptide (MAP) approach is an effective method to chemically synthesize and deliver multiple T and B cell epitopes as the constituents of a single immunogen. Here, we report on the design, chemical synthesis, and immunoprophylaxis of three epitopes that have been identified from promising vaccine candidates reported in our previous studies, constructed as MAP on an inert lysine core for human lymphatic filariasis in Jird model...
April 21, 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427887/the-detection-of-antigenic-determinants-of-acinetobacter-baumannii
#5
Dina M Tawfik, Tarek A Ahmad, Salah A Sheweita, Medhat Haroun, Laila H El-Sayed
BACKGROUND: Acinetobacter baumannii continues to pose a threat to burdened patients in ICUs all around the world. Lately, infection control techniques are not sufficient to curb A. baumannii's progression and chemotherapeutics are losing their potency against it. Thus, immunization became a key player in providing an ideal solution to the dilemma. None of the vaccines under investigation have reached the market and the search for a tailored vaccine remains a challenge. The notion of unravelling the bacterial antigens to design a novel epitope-based vaccine proved its merits...
April 17, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424685/analysis-of-linear-antibody-epitopes-on-factor-h-and-cfhr1-using-sera-of-patients-with-autoimmune-atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome
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Eszter Trojnár, Mihály Józsi, Katalin Uray, Dorottya Csuka, Ágnes Szilágyi, Danko Milosevic, Vesna D Stojanović, Brankica Spasojević, Krisztina Rusai, Thomas Müller, Klaus Arbeiter, Kata Kelen, Attila J Szabó, György S Reusz, Satu Hyvärinen, T Sakari Jokiranta, Zoltán Prohászka
INTRODUCTION: In autoimmune atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS), the complement regulator factor H (FH) is blocked by FH autoantibodies, while 90% of the patients carry a homozygous deletion of its homolog complement FH-related protein 1 (CFHR1). The functional consequence of FH-blockade is widely established; however, the molecular basis of autoantibody binding and the role of CFHR1 deficiency in disease pathogenesis are still unknown. We performed epitope mapping of FH to provide structural insight in the autoantibody recruitment on FH and potentially CFHR1...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422137/effective-in-vivo-therapeutic-igg-antibody-against-vp3-of-enterovirus-71-with-receptor-competing-activity
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Qiang Jia, Qingyong Ng, Wenjie Chin, Tao Meng, Vincent Tak Kwong Chow, Cheng-I Wang, Jimmy Kwang, Fang He
Passive immunization is an effective option for treatment against hand, foot and mouth disease caused by EV71, especially with cross-neutralizing IgG monoclonal antibodies. In this study, an EV71-specific IgG2a antibody designated 5H7 was identified and characterized. 5H7 efficiently neutralizes the major EV71 genogroups (A, B4, C2, C4). The conformational epitope of 5H7 was mapped to the highly conserved amino acid position 74 on VP3 capsid protein using escape mutants. Neutralization with 5H7 is mediated by the inhibition of viral attachment, as revealed by virus-binding and post-attachment assays...
April 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419225/epitope-mapping-of-a-new-anti-tn-antibody-detecting-gastric-cancer-cells
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Nina Persson, Nicolai Stuhr-Hansen, Christian Risinger, Stefan Mereiter, António Polónia, Karol Polom, András Kovács, Franco Roviello, Celso Reis, Charlotte Welinder, Lena Danielsson, Bo Jansson, Ola Blixt
Here we introduce a novel scFv antibody, G2-D11, specific for two adjacent Tn-antigens (GalNAc -Ser/Thr) binding equally to three dimeric forms of the epitope, Ser-Thr, Thr-Thr and Thr-Ser. Compared to other anti-Tn reagents, the binding of G2-D11 is minimally influenced by the peptide structure, which indicates a high degree of carbohydrate epitope dominance and a low influence from the protein backbone. With a high affinity (KDapp = 1.3 × 10-8M) and no cross-reactivity to either sialyl-Tn epitope or blood group A antigens, scFv G2-D11 is an excellent candidate for a well-defined anti-Tn-antigen reagent...
April 13, 2017: Glycobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414106/molecular-evolution-of-the-fusion-protein-f-gene-in-human-respiratory-syncytial-virus-subgroup-b
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Hirokazu Kimura, Koo Nagasawa, Ryusuke Kimura, Hiroyuki Tsukagoshi, Yuki Matsushima, Kiyotaka Fujita, Eiko Hirano, Naruhiko Ishiwada, Takako Misaki, Kazunori Oishi, Makoto Kuroda, Akihide Ryo
In this study, we examined the molecular evolution of the fusion protein (F) gene in human respiratory syncytial virus subgroup B (HRSV-B). First, we performed time-scale evolution analyses using the Bayesian Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) method. Next, we performed genetic distance, linear B-cell epitope prediction, N-glycosylation, positive/negative selection site, and Bayesian skyline plot analyses. We also constructed a structural model of the F protein and mapped the amino acid substitutions and the predicted B-cell epitopes...
April 14, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413500/enhancement-of-humoral-and-cell-mediated-immune-response-to-hpv16-l1-derived-peptides-subsequent-to-vaccination-with-prophylactic-bivalent-hpv-l1-virus-like-particle-vaccine-in-healthy-females
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Masato Yokomine, Satoko Matsueda, Kouichiro Kawano, Tetsuro Sasada, Akimasa Fukui, Takuto Yamashita, Nobukazu Komatsu, Shigeki Shichijo, Kazuto Tasaki, Ken Matsukuma, Kyogo Itoh, Toshiharu Kamura, Kimio Ushijima
Currently prophylactic HPV16/18 L1 virus-like particle (VLP) vaccines are employed with great success for the prevention of HPV infection. However, limited information is available regarding the immune responses against human papillomavirus (HPV) 16/18 L1 subsequent to HPV16/18 L1 VLP vaccination, primarily due to the lack of widely used assays for immune monitoring. The aim of the present study was to identify HPV16 L1-derived B and T cell epitopes for monitoring the immune responses after HPV16/18 L1 VLP vaccination in healthy females...
April 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394300/computational-identification-of-antibody-epitopes-on-the-dengue-virus-ns1-protein
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Martina L Jones, Fiona S Legge, Kebaneilwe Lebani, Stephen M Mahler, Paul R Young, Daniel Watterson, Herbert R Treutlein, Jun Zeng
We have previously described a method to predict antigenic epitopes on proteins recognized by specific antibodies. Here we have applied this method to identify epitopes on the NS1 proteins of the four Dengue virus serotypes (DENV1-4) that are bound by a small panel of monoclonal antibodies 1H7.4, 1G5.3 and Gus2. Several epitope regions were predicted for these antibodies and these were found to reflect the experimentally observed reactivities. The known binding epitopes on DENV2 for the antibodies 1H7.4 and 1G5...
April 10, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381581/cell-attachment-domains-of-the-pedv-spike-protein-are-key-targets-of-neutralizing-antibodies
#12
Chunhua Li, Wentao Li, Eduardo Lucio de Esesarte, Hongbo Guo, Paul van den Elzen, Eduard Aarts, Erwin van den Born, Peter J M Rottier, Berend-Jan Bosch
Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) causes enteric disease in pigs resulting in significant economic loss to the swine industry worldwide. Current vaccination approaches against this emerging coronavirus are only partially effective, though natural infection protects pigs against re-infection and provides lactogenic immunity to suckling piglets. The viral spike (S) glycoprotein, responsible for receptor binding and cell entry, is the major target for neutralizing antibodies. However, knowledge on antibody epitopes, their nature and location in the spike structure and the mechanisms by which the antibodies interfere with infection is scarce...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375604/structure-directed-and-tailored-diversity-synthetic-antibody-libraries-yield-novel-anti-egfr-antagonists
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Shane Miersch, Bharathikumar Vellalore Maruthachalam, C Ronald Geyer, Sachdev S Sidhu
We tested whether grafting an interaction domain into the hypervariable loop of a combinatorial antibody library could promote targeting to a specific epitope. Formation of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) signaling heterodimer involves extensive contacts mediated by a "dimerization loop." We grafted the dimerization loop into the third hypervariable loop of a synthetic antigen-binding fragment (Fab) library and diversified other loops using a tailored diversity strategy. This structure-directed Fab library and a naı̈ve synthetic Fab library were used to select Fabs against EGFR...
April 4, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362368/peptide-scanning-assisted-identification-of-a-monoclonal-antibody-recognized-linear-b-cell-epitope
#14
Chien-Wen Chen, Chi-Yao Chang
The identification of an antigenic epitope by the immune system allows for the understanding of the protective mechanism of neutralizing antibodies that may facilitate the development of vaccines and peptide drugs. Peptide scanning is a simple and efficient method that straightforwardly maps the linear epitope recognized by a monoclonal antibody (mAb). Here, the authors present an epitope determination methodology involving serially truncated recombinant proteins, synthetic peptide design, and dot-blot hybridization for the antigenic recognition of nervous necrosis virus coat protein using a neutralizing mAb...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355125/epitope-mapping-of-the-antibody-response-against-the-envelope-proteins-of-the-feline-foamy-virus
#15
Michael Mühle, Anne Bleiholder, Martin Löchelt, Joachim Denner
Foamy viruses (FV) are retroviruses that infect several species without pathological signs, but induce substantial antibody responses in the infected host. In the case of feline FV (FFV), antibodies against Gag, Bet, and Env have been used to indicate infection; however, it is unclear whether the response to specific epitopes correlates with immunity. Here, we investigated the epitope specificity of antibodies targeting the Env protein using peptide microarrays. Sera from naturally and experimentally FFV-infected cats and pumas and from rats immunized with FFV Env expression plasmids were analyzed...
March 29, 2017: Viral Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353419/a-new-anti-mesothelin-antibody-targets-selectively-the-membrane-associated-form
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Kamal Asgarov, Jeremy Balland, Charline Tirole, Adeline Bouard, Virginie Mougey, Diana Ramos, António Barroso, Vincent Zangiacomi, Marine Jary, Stefano Kim, Maria Gonzalez-Pajuelo, Bernard Royer, Hans de Haard, Andy Clark, John Wijdenes, Christophe Borg
Mesothelin is a glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI)-anchored membrane protein that shows promise as a target for antibody-directed cancer therapy. High levels of soluble forms of the antigen represent a barrier to directing therapy to cellular targets. The ability to develop antibodies that can selectively discriminate between membrane-bound and soluble conformations of a specific protein, and thus target only the membrane-associated antigen, is a substantive issue. We show that use of a tolerance protocol provides a route to such discrimination...
April 2017: MAbs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332627/cross-neutralizing-anti-hiv-1-human-single-chain-variable-fragments-scfvs-against-cd4-binding-site-and-n332-glycan-identified-from-a-recombinant-phage-library
#17
Lubina Khan, Rajesh Kumar, Ramachandran Thiruvengadam, Hilal Ahmad Parray, Muzamil Ashraf Makhdoomi, Sanjeev Kumar, Heena Aggarwal, Madhav Mohata, Abdul Wahid Hussain, Raksha Das, Raghavan Varadarajan, Jayanta Bhattacharya, Madhu Vajpayee, K G Murugavel, Suniti Solomon, Subrata Sinha, Kalpana Luthra
More than 50% of HIV-1 infection globally is caused by subtype_C viruses. Majority of the broadly neutralizing antibodies (bnAbs) targeting HIV-1 have been isolated from non-subtype_C infected donors. Mapping the epitope specificities of bnAbs provides useful information for vaccine design. Recombinant antibody technology enables generation of a large repertoire of monoclonals with diverse specificities. We constructed a phage recombinant single chain variable fragment (scFv) library with a diversity of 7.8 × 10(8) clones, using a novel strategy of pooling peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) of six select HIV-1 chronically infected Indian donors whose plasma antibodies exhibited potent cross neutralization efficiency...
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320458/b-cell-epitope-of-human-cytomegalovirus-phosphoprotein-65-hcmv-pp65-induced-anti-dsdna-antibody-in-balb-c-mice
#18
Ao HoHsieh, Chin Man Wang, Yeong-Jian Jan Wu, Albert Chen, Ming-I Chang, Ji-Yih Chen
BACKGROUND: HCMV phosphoprotein 65 (HCMVpp65) is a putative immunogen that acts as an accelerator, inducing autoantibody and exacerbating autoimmune response in susceptible animals. The immunity to pp65336-439 instigates autoimmunity, suggesting that pp65336-439 contains crucial B cell epitope(s) for the development of nephritis. This study narrowed down the target epitope to pp65422-439 for immunization of BALB/c mice and mapping of B cell epitope. METHODS: The target epitope pp65422-439 reactivity and B cell epitope mapping was examined in serum from pp65422-439-immunized mice and patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)...
March 21, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315222/tetramer-guided-epitope-mapping-a-rapid-approach-to-identify-hla-restricted-t-cell-epitopes-from-composite-allergens
#19
Luis L Diego Archila, William W Kwok
Tetramer-guided epitope mapping (TGEM) is a technique in immunology that permits the rapid identification of allergenic epitopes through peptide screening procedures utilizing human lymphocyte antigen (HLA) class II tetramers as staining reagents for detection. The identification of allergenic epitopes is a prerequisite for the accurate characterization of allergen-specific CD4(+) T cells without in vitro stimulation. Additionally, these MHC-II/peptide complexes that interact with T-cell receptors (TCR) of pathogenic CD4(+) T cells are compatible with a different number of assays like Intracelullar Cytokine Staining (ICS), and Carboxyfluorescein succinimidyl ester (CFSE) making it a robust technology to study the functionality of allergen-specific CD4(+) T cells...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315220/ige-epitope-mapping-using-peptide-microarray-immunoassay
#20
Jing Lin, Hugh A Sampson
IgE epitope mapping has the potential to become an additional tool for food allergy diagnosis/prognosis and to lead to a better understanding of the pathogenesis and tolerance induction of food allergy. Due to its ability to screen thousands of targets in parallel using small volumes of sample, peptide microarray has greatly facilitated large-scale IgE epitope mapping. In the past 10 years, we have developed and optimized a reliable and sensitive peptide microarray immunoassay, which has been successfully applied for IgE epitope mapping of many food allergens in our lab...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
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