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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636463/optimization-of-an-anti-her2-nanobody-expression-using-the-taguchi-method
#1
Alireza Farasat, Fatemeh Rahbarizadeh, Davoud Ahmadvand, Fatemeh Yazdian
Despite being widely used in immunotherapy of cancer, whole antibodies are limited by several disadvantages. This has led to the advent of novel biomolecules such as nanobodies. Taguchi method is a statistical experimental design to study the effect of multiple variables in biological processes. In an effort to overexpress a recombinant anti-HER2 nanobody, we carried out a detailed study to find optimal condition of temperature, induction, culture media, vector and host strain, using Taguchi methodology. A total of 16 various experiments were designed...
June 21, 2017: Preparative Biochemistry & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634286/conjugate-vaccine-immunotherapy-for-substance-use-disorder
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REVIEW
Paul T Bremer, Kim D Janda
Substance use disorder, especially in relation to opioids such as heroin and fentanyl, is a significant public health issue and has intensified in recent years. As a result, substantial interest exists in developing therapeutics to counteract the effects of abused drugs. A promising universal strategy for antagonizing the pharmacology of virtually any drug involves the development of a conjugate vaccine, wherein a hapten structurally similar to the target drug is conjugated to an immunogenic carrier protein...
July 2017: Pharmacological Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634057/evaluation-of-the-biotechnological-potential-of-a-novel-purified-protease-bs1-from-bacillus-safensis-s406-on-the-chitin-extraction-and-detergent-formulation
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Samiha Mhamdi, Intidhar Bkhairia, Rim Nasri, Tahar Mechichi, Moncef Nasri, Alya Sellami Kamoun
The aim of this study is the production of High-Added Value enzyme for Industrial Uses. An extracellular alkaline stable protease BS1 was purified from a newly bacterium, Bacillus safensis S406, isolated from the Sfax Solar Saltern. BS1 was purified by a process involving sulfate d'ammonium sulfate precipitation, sephadex G-75, Mono-Q anion-exchange chromatography and ultrafiltation. The enzyme has a molecular weight of 24kDa and appeared as a single band on native-PAGE. The optimum pH and temperature values of its proteolytic activity were pH 11...
June 17, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630695/newly-formulated-protein-quality-enhanced-extruded-sorghum-cowpea-corn-soya-sugar-and-oil-containing-fortified-blended-foods-lead-to-adequate-vitamin-a-and-iron-outcomes-and-improved-growth-compared-with-non-extruded-csb-in-rats
#4
Nicole M Delimont, Nicole M Fiorentino, Alexander B Opoku-Acheampong, Michael V Joseph, Qingbin Guo, Sajid Alavi, Brian L Lindshield
Corn and soyabean micronutrient-fortified-blended foods (FBF) are commonly used for food aid. Sorghum and cowpeas have been suggested as alternative commodities because they are drought tolerant, can be grown in many localities, and are not genetically modified. Change in formulation of blends may improve protein quality, vitamin A and Fe availability of FBF. The primary objective of this study was to compare protein efficiency, Fe and vitamin A availability of newly formulated extruded sorghum-, cowpea-, soya- and corn-based FBF, along with a current, non-extruded United States Agency for International Development (USAID) corn and soya blend FBF (CSB+)...
2017: Journal of Nutritional Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630671/bsla-stabilized-emulsion-droplets-with-designed-microstructure
#5
Keith M Bromley, Cait E MacPhee
Emulsions are a central component of many modern formulations in food, pharmaceuticals, agrichemicals and personal care products. The droplets in these formulations are limited to being spherical as a consequence of the interfacial tension between the dispersed phase and continuous phase. The ability to control emulsion droplet morphology and stabilize non-spherical droplets would enable the modification of emulsion properties such as stability, substrate binding, delivery rate and rheology. One way of controlling droplet microstructure is to apply an elastic film around the droplet to prevent it from relaxing into a sphere...
August 6, 2017: Interface Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629998/aloe-emodin-ae-nanoparticles-suppresses-proliferation-and-induces-apoptosis-in-human-lung-squamous-carcinoma-via-ros-generation-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#6
Yuan-Yuan Wu, Jing-Hua Zhang, Jing-Hua Gao, Yong-Sheng Li
Human lung squamous cell carcinoma is a deadly cancer for which present therapeutic strategies are inadequate. And traditional chemotherapy results in severe systemic toxicity. Compounds from living organisms often exert a biological activity, triggering several targets, which may be useful for the improvement of novel pharmaceuticals. Aloe-emodin (AE), a well-known natural compound, is a primary component of anthraquinones in Aloe vera and exhibits anti-proliferative and apoptotic effects on various tumor cells...
June 16, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629979/nasal-vaccination-with-poly-%C3%AE-amino-ester-poly-d-l-lactide-co-glycolide-hybrid-nanoparticles
#7
Genada Sinani, Melike Sessevmez, M Koray Gök, Saadet Özgümüş, Alper Okyar, H Oya Alpar, Erdal Cevher
Mucosal vaccination stimulates both mucosal and systemic immunity. However, mucosal applications of vaccine antigens in their free form generally result in poor systemic immune responses and need adjuvantation. In this study, bovine serum albumin loaded, new hybridised poly(β-amino ester)-poly(d,l-lactide-co-glycolide) nanoparticles were prepared by double emulsion-solvent evaporation method, characterised and evaluated in vivo as nasal vaccine carriers. Cationic spherical particles with a mean size of 240nm, good physical stability and high encapsulation efficiency were obtained...
June 16, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629798/proteomic-analysis-of-mesenchymal-to-schwann-cell-transdifferentiation
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Anup D Sharma, Jayme Wiederin, Metin Uz, Pawel Ciborowski, Surya K Mallapragada, Howard E Gendelman, Donald S Sakaguchi
While transplantation of Schwann cells facilitates axon regeneration, remyelination and repair after peripheral nerve injury clinical use is limited by cell bioavailability. We posit that such limitation in cell access can be overcome by the use of autologous bone-marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). As MSCs can transdifferentiate to Schwann cell-phenotypes and accelerate nerve regeneration we undertook proteomic evaluation of the cells to uncover the protein contents that affects Schwann cell formulation...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628923/cremophor-el-alters-the-plasma-protein-binding-and-pharmacokinetic-profile-of-valspodar-in-rats
#9
Ziyad Binkhathlan
Cremophor EL is a nonionic surfactant widely used in pharmaceutical formulations. Nonetheless, there are several reports on the influence of this excipient on the protein binding, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics of drugs. Valspodar is an investigational non-immunosuppressive derivative of cyclosporine A, used in clinical trials for treatment of multidrug resistant tumors. The formulation of valspodar (Amdray(®)) contains cremophor EL and ethanol as solubilizing agents. The main aim of the current study was to assess the plasma protein binding (in vitro) and the pharmacokinetic profile of valspodar in the cremophor EL-based formulation in comparison to a cremophor EL-free formulation following intravenous (i...
June 19, 2017: Drug Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627579/correlation-analysis-of-protein-quality-characteristics-with-gluten-free-bread-properties
#10
S W Horstmann, M Foschia, E K Arendt
The interest in gluten-free cereal products has increased significantly over the last number of years and there is still a high demand for high quality products. This study aims to establish possible connections between protein properties and dough and bread quality which could advance the knowledge for gluten-free product development. The objective of the present study was to correlate protein properties with bread characteristics. Therefore, a wide range of tests (solubility, emulsifying, foaming, water hydration properties) was performed to characterize a range of food proteins (potato, pea, carob, lupin and soy)...
June 19, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627266/anti-inflammatory-effect-of-a-powder-formulation-of-coconut-inflorescence-sap-against-ox-ldl-induced-inflammatory-responses-in-human-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-by-modulating-tlr-nf-%C3%B2-b-signaling-pathway
#11
Ratheesh M, Svenia P Jose, Asha S, Sandya S, Girish Kumar B, Krishnakumar Im
An inflammatory response induced by oxidized low density lipoprotein (ox-LDL) was reported to play an important role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. The purpose of this study was to explore the anti-inflammatory effect of a novel powder formulation of coconut inflorescence sap (CSP) against ox-LDL induced inflammatory responses in human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (hPBMCs). The hPBMCs were isolated from healthy human volunteers and cultured in collagen coated plates at 37°C. The cells were grouped as Group I (Control), Group II (ox-LDL treated) and Group III (ox-LDL+CSP treated)...
June 19, 2017: Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625957/studies-on-antihyperlipidemic-and-endothelium-modulatory-activities-of-polyherbal-formulation-pol4-and-its-ingredients-in-high-fat-diet-fed-rats
#12
Abdul Malik, Malik Hassan Mehmood, Muhammad Shoaib Akhtar, Ghulam Haider, Anwarul Hassan Gilani
A compound herbal formulation (POL4) is used traditionally in interior parts (Distt. Badin) of Sindh, Pakistan, for the treatment of metabolic disorders like diabetes and hyperlipidemia. This study is aimed to determine the effectiveness of POL4 and its ingredients in hyperlipidemia and associated endothelial dysfunction and hypertension. POL4 is composed of equal proportion of Nigella sativa, Cichorium intybus, Trigonella foenum graecum and Gymnema sylvestre mixed in powdered form. Chronic (6 to 7 weeks) administration of POL4 and its ingredients mixed in diet caused a notable attenuation in total cholesterol, low density lipoprotein cholesterol, triglycerides, atherogenic index, C-reactive protein and glucose, while it has increased high density lipoprotein levels...
January 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625725/closing-the-gap-counting-and-sizing-of-particles-across-submicron-range-by-flow-cytometry-in-therapeutic-protein-products
#13
Liling Zhang, Shuai Shi, Valentyn Antochshuk
Quantification and size distribution characterization of subvisible particles in parenteral biopharmaceutics, present as both proteinaceous and nonproteinaceous particles in the size range from 0.1-100 μm, are important for biopharmaceutical industry due to their potential safety and efficacy implications. While a number of analytical techniques are available to count and size subvisible particles, characterization of particles ≤ 2 μm remains a significant challenge due to technical limitations of existing particle counting instruments...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624888/steady-state-pharmacokinetics-of-mycophenolic-acid-in-renal-transplant-patients-exploratory-analysis-of-the-effects-of-cyclosporine-recipients-and-donors-abcc2-gene-variants-and-their-interactions
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N Božina, Z Lalić, S Nađ-Škegro, A Borić-Bilušić, T Božina, Ž Kaštelan, V Trkulja
PURPOSE: The study aims to evaluate the impact of recipients' and donors' polymorphisms in multidrug resistance-associated protein 2 (MRP2) gene ABCC2 -24C>T and 1249G>A on disposition of mycophenolic acid (MPA) and their interaction with cyclosporine (CsA) (compared to tacrolimus, TAC) in stable de novo adult renal transplant patients of Croatian origin. METHODS: A total of 68 recipient-donor pairs were genotyped. Steady-state pharmacokinetics of MPA was assessed by the model-independent method...
June 18, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624872/abaloparatide-first-global-approval
#15
Matt Shirley
Abaloparatide (Tymlos™) is a synthetic peptide analogue of human parathyroid hormone-related protein that was developed by Radius Health as an osteoanabolic agent for the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis. Abaloparatide acts through selective activation of the parathyroid hormone type 1 receptor signalling pathway. In April 2017, subcutaneous abaloparatide received its first global approval, in the USA, for the treatment of postmenopausal women with osteoporosis at high risk for fracture, defined as a history of osteoporotic fracture, multiple risk factors for fracture, or patients who have failed or are intolerant to other available osteoporosis therapy...
June 17, 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624469/effects-of-protein-sources-on-growth-immunity-and-antioxidant-capacity-of-juvenile-pearl-oyster-pinctada-fucata-martensii
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Chuangye Yang, Ruijuan Hao, Yuewen Deng, Yongshan Liao, Qingheng Wang, Ruijiao Sun, Yu Jiao, Xiaodong Du
In this study, we formulated five diets, namely, P1, P2, P3, P4 and P5, with Chlorella sp. powder, Spirulina platensis powder, yeast powder, soybean meal and corn gluten, respectively, as major protein sources. A feeding experiment was designed to evaluate the effects of formulated diets on the growth performance, immunity and antioxidant and biomineralization capacity of juvenile pearl oyster (Pinctada fucata martensii). In the experiments, the five groups were separately fed with P1, P2, P3, P4 and P5 diets...
June 14, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624419/thermo-optical-protein-characterization-for-straightforward-preformulation-development
#17
Randy Wanner, Dennis Breitsprecher, Stefan Duhr, Philipp Baaske, Gerhard Winter
The determination of protein unfolding and aggregation characteristics during preformulation is of major significance for the development of biopharmaceuticals. The aim of this study was to investigate the feasibility of a new immobilization- and label-free thermo-optical approach as an orthogonal method for material and time saving early formulation and drugability screenings. In the experimental setup used, changes in the intrinsic tryptophan fluorescence of the protein were measured during IR-laser induced heating of the samples...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624416/influence-of-a-small-amount-of-glycerol-on-the-trehalose-bioprotective-action-analyzed-in-situ-during-freeze-drying-of-lyzozyme-formulations-by-micro-raman-spectroscopy
#18
Tatiana Starciuc, Yannick Guinet, Laurent Paccou, Alain Hedoux
Micro-Raman spectroscopy gives the original opportunity to monitor simultaneously the operating process and the protein structure from in-situ investigations along the three stages of the freeze-drying (FD) process. This opportunity was used for determining how a small amount of glycerol enhances the bioprotective efficiency of trehalose during freeze-drying of lysozyme formulations. Three lysozyme formulations were analyzed: lysozyme dissolved in D2O (wt% 1:9), in Trehalose-D2O mixture (wt% 1:1:8) and in the Trehalose-Glycerol-D2O mixture (wt% 1:1:0...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624211/translation-of-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-2-upon-liver-and-lung-targeted-delivery-of-optimized-chemically-modified-mrna
#19
Eva Schrom, Maja Huber, Manish Aneja, Christian Dohmen, Daniela Emrich, Johannes Geiger, Günther Hasenpusch, Annika Herrmann-Janson, Verena Kretzschmann, Olga Mykhailyk, Tamara Pasewald, Prajakta Oak, Anne Hilgendorff, Dirk Wohlleber, Heinz-Gerd Hoymann, Dirk Schaudien, Christian Plank, Carsten Rudolph, Rebekka Kubisch-Dohmen
Changes in lifestyle and environmental conditions give rise to an increasing prevalence of liver and lung fibrosis, and both have a poor prognosis. Promising results have been reported for recombinant angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) protein administration in experimental liver and lung fibrosis. However, the full potential of ACE2 may be achieved by localized translation of a membrane-anchored form. For this purpose, we advanced the latest RNA technology for liver- and lung-targeted ACE2 translation...
June 16, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623170/nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptor-inhibitors-derived-from-snake-and-snail-venoms
#20
REVIEW
Sebastien Dutertre, Annette Nicke, Victor Tsetlin
The nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) represents the prototype of ligand-gated ion channels. It is vital for neuromuscular transmission and an important regulator of neurotransmission. A variety of toxic compounds derived from diverse species target this receptor and have been of elemental importance in basic and applied research. They enabled milestone discoveries in pharmacology and biochemistry ranging from the original formulation of the receptor concept, the first isolation and structural analysis of a receptor protein (the nAChR) to the identification, localization, and differentiation of its diverse subtypes and their validation as a target for therapeutic intervention...
June 13, 2017: Neuropharmacology
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