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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610800/human-igg-repertoire-of-malaria-antigen-immunized-human-immune-system-his-mice
#1
Raquel Tayar Nogueira, Vincent Sahi, Jing Huang, Moriya Tsuji
Humanized mouse models present an important tool for preclinical evaluation of new vaccines and therapeutics. Here we show the human variable repertoire of antibody sequences cloned from a previously described human immune system (HIS) mouse model that possesses functional human CD4+ T cells and B cells, namely HIS-CD4/B mice. We sequenced variable IgG genes from single memory B-cell and plasma-cell sorted from splenocytes or whole blood lymphocytes of HIS-CD4/B mice that were vaccinated with a human plasmodial antigen, a recombinant Plasmodium falciparum circumsporozoite protein (rPfCSP)...
June 10, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600813/elucidation-of-altered-pathways-in-tumor-initiating-cells-of-triple-negative-breast-cancer-a-useful-cell-model-system-for-drug-screening
#2
Anne G Christensen, Sidse Ehmsen, Mikkel G Terp, Richa Batra, Nicolas Alcaraz, Jan Baumbach, Julie B Noer, José Moreira, Rikke Leth-Larsen, Martin R Larsen, Henrik J Ditzel
A limited number of cancer cells within a tumor are thought to have self-renewing and tumor-initiating capabilities that produce the remaining cancer cells in a heterogeneous tumor mass. Elucidation of central pathways preferentially used by tumor-initiating cells/cancer stem cells (CSCs) may allow their exploitation as potential cancer therapy targets. We used single cell cloning to isolate and characterize four isogenic cell clones from a triple-negative breast cancer cell line; two exhibited mesenchymal-like and two epithelial-like characteristics...
June 10, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600290/high-throughput-single-cell-analysis-of-b-cell-receptor-usage-among-autoantigen-specific-plasma-cells-in-celiac-disease
#3
Bishnudeo Roy, Ralf S Neumann, Omri Snir, Rasmus Iversen, Geir Kjetil Sandve, Knut E A Lundin, Ludvig M Sollid
Characterization of Ag-specific BCR repertoires is essential for understanding disease mechanisms involving humoral immunity. This is optimally done by interrogation of paired H chain V region (VH) and L chain V region (VL) sequences of individual and Ag-specific B cells. By applying single-cell high-throughput sequencing on gut lesion plasma cells (PCs), we have analyzed the transglutaminase 2 (TG2)-specific VH:VL autoantibody repertoire of celiac disease (CD) patients. Autoantibodies against TG2 are a hallmark of CD, and anti-TG2 IgA-producing gut PCs accumulate in patients upon gluten ingestion...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586760/clinical-mutational-profiling-of-1006-lung-cancers-by-next-generation-sequencing
#4
Peter B Illei, Deborah Belchis, Li-Hui Tseng, Doreen Nguyen, Federico De Marchi, Lisa Haley, Stacy Riel, Katie Beierl, Gang Zheng, Julie R Brahmer, Frederic B Askin, Christopher D Gocke, James R Eshleman, Patrick M Forde, Ming-Tseh Lin
Analysis of lung adenocarcinomas for actionable mutations has become standard of care. Here, we report our experience using next generation sequencing (NGS) to examine AKT1, BRAF, EGFR, ERBB2, KRAS, NRAS, and PIK3CA genes in 1006 non-small cell lung cancers in a clinical diagnostic setting. NGS demonstrated high sensitivity. Among 760 mutations detected, the variant allele frequency (VAF) was 2-5% in 33 (4.3%) mutations and 2-10% in 101 (13%) mutations. A single bioinformatics pipeline using Torrent Variant Caller, however, missed a variety of EGFR mutations...
May 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573035/expression-of-a-symbiosis-specific-gene-in-symbiodinium-type-a1-associated-with-coral-nudibranch-and-giant-clam-larvae
#5
M Mies, C R Voolstra, C B Castro, D O Pires, E N Calderon, P Y G Sumida
Symbiodinium are responsible for the majority of primary production in coral reefs and found in a mutualistic symbiosis with multiple animal phyla. However, little is known about the molecular signals involved in the establishment of this symbiosis and whether it initiates during host larval development. To address this question, we monitored the expression of a putative symbiosis-specific gene (H(+)-ATPase) in Symbiodinium A1 ex hospite and in association with larvae of a scleractinian coral (Mussismilia hispida), a nudibranch (Berghia stephanieae) and a giant clam (Tridacna crocea)...
May 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554543/a-method-for-the-isolation-and-characterization-of-functional-murine-monoclonal-antibodies-by-single-b-cell-cloning
#6
Sara Carbonetti, Brian G Oliver, Vladimir Vigdorovich, Nicholas Dambrauskas, Brandon Sack, Emilee Bergl, Stefan H I Kappe, D Noah Sather
Monoclonal antibody technologies have enabled dramatic advances in immunology, the study of infectious disease, and modern medicine over the past 40years. However, many monoclonal antibody discovery procedures are labor- and time-intensive, low efficiency, and expensive. Here we describe an optimized mAb discovery platform for the rapid and efficient isolation, cloning and characterization of monoclonal antibodies in murine systems. In this platform, antigen-binding splenic B cells from immunized mice are isolated by FACS and cocultured with CD40L positive cells to induce proliferation and mAb production...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482443/-effects-of-cell-to-cell-communication-and-histone-acetyltransferase-on-the-change-of-osteogenic-differentiation-ability-among-single-cell-clones-from-healthy-periodontium-with-heterogeneity-of-osteogenic-differentiation-abilities
#7
D D Fei, B Li, F Gao, A Q Liu, Y Jin, Q T Wang
Objective: To investigate the effect of cell-to-cell communication amongst single-cell clones from healthy periodontium with different osteogenic differentiation potentials on change of osteogenic differentiation capabilities and the role histone acetyltransferase partaken in this process. Methods: In order to research the change of osteogenic differentiation ability via cell-to-cell communication, indirect co-culture method was used by placing two single-cell clones with different osteogenesis potentials in each of the 6-well plates...
May 9, 2017: Zhonghua Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468887/stabilization-of-telomere-g-quadruplexes-interferes-with-human-herpesvirus-6a-chromosomal-integration
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Shella Gilbert-Girard, Annie Gravel, Sara Artusi, Sara N Richter, Nina Wallaschek, Benedikt B Kaufer, Louis Flamand
Human herpesvirus 6A and 6B (HHV-6A/B) can integrate their genomes into the telomeres of human chromosomes using a mechanism that remains poorly understood. To achieve a better understanding of the HHV-6 integration mechanism, we made use of BRACO-19, a compound that stabilizes G-quadruplex secondary structures and prevent telomere elongation by the telomerase complex. First, we analyzed the folding of telomeric sequences into G-quadruplex structures and their binding to BRACO-19 using G-quadruplex specific antibodies and surface plasmon resonance...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468878/cell-culture-systems-to-study-human-herpesvirus-6a-b-chromosomal-integration
#9
Annie Gravel, Isabelle Dubuc, Nina Wallaschek, Shella Gilbert-Girard, Vanessa Collin, Ruth Hall-Sedlak, Keith R Jerome, Yasuko Mori, Julie Carbonneau, Guy Boivin, Benedikt B Kaufer, Louis Flamand
Human herpesviruses 6A/B (HHV-6A/B) can integrate their viral genomes in the telomeres of human chromosomes. The viral and cellular factors contributing to HHV-6A/B integration remain largely unknown, mostly due to the lack of efficient and reproducible cell culture models to study HHV-6A/B integration. In this study, we characterized the HHV-6A/B integration efficiencies in several human cell lines using two different approaches. First, after a short-term infection (5h) cells were processed to single-cell cloning and analyzed for chromosomally-integrated HHV-6A/B (ciHHV-6A/B)...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425565/immunolocalization-of-jian-carp-cyprinus-carpio-var-jian-cathepsin-b-cloning-expression-characterization-and-antibody-preparation
#10
Shu-Hong Li, Ran Li, Hai-Xia Zhong, Xiu-Hua Chen, Ai-Ping Liu, Juan Yang, Qiang Hu, Qin-Qin Ke, Mei-Liang Li
Cathepsin B (CatB) cDNA of 759 bp from Jian carp (Cyprinus carpio var. Jian) with amino acid similarity of 99.6% to common carp was cloned. The mature CatB was expressed in Escherichia coli BL21 transferred with vector CatB-pET-30a. It was purified and identified as a single band (29 kDa) on SDS-PAGE. Optimum CatB activity was observed at 40 °C and pH 5.5. Mouse anti-CatB polyclonal antibody with a high titer of 1:256000 was prepared successfully and shown to specifically recognize the antigen both in prokaryotic cells and in the tissues of Jian carp according to western blotting and immunohistochemistry results...
May 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423700/hla-class-i-loss-in-metachronous-metastases-prevents-continuous-t-cell-recognition-of-mutated-neoantigens-in-a-human-melanoma-model
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Barbara Schrörs, Silke Lübcke, Volker Lennerz, Martina Fatho, Anne Bicker, Catherine Wölfel, Patrick Derigs, Thomas Hankeln, Dirk Schadendorf, Annette Paschen, Thomas Wölfel
T lymphocytes against tumor-specific mutated neoantigens can induce tumor regression. Also, the size of the immunogenic cancer mutanome is supposed to correlate with the clinical efficacy of checkpoint inhibition. Herein, we studied the susceptibility of tumor cell lines from lymph node metastases occurring in a melanoma patient over several years towards blood-derived, neoantigen-specific CD8+ T cells. In contrast to a cell line established during early stage III disease, all cell lines generated at later time points from stage IV metastases exhibited partial or complete loss of HLA class I expression...
April 25, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377179/rapid-selection-of-brca1-proficient-tumor-cells-during-neoadjuvant-therapy-for-ovarian-cancer-in-brca1-mutation-carriers
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Anna P Sokolenko, Elena L Savonevich, Alexandr O Ivantsov, Grigory A Raskin, Ekatherina S Kuligina, Tatiana V Gorodnova, Elena V Preobrazhenskaya, Maxim A Kleshchov, Vladislav I Tiurin, Marina S Mukhina, Khristina B Kotiv, Andrey V Shulga, Sergey G Kuznetsov, Igor V Berlev, Evgeny N Imyanitov
Ovarian carcinomas (OC) often demonstrate rapid tumor shrinkage upon neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT). However, complete pathologic responses are very rare and the mechanisms underlying the emergence of residual tumor disease remain elusive. We hypothesized that the change of somatic BRCA1 status may contribute to this process. The loss-of-heterozygosity (LOH) at the BRCA1 locus was determined for 23 paired tumor samples obtained from BRCA1 germ-line mutation carriers before and after NACT. We observed a somatic loss of the wild-type BRCA1 allele in 74% (17/23) of OCs before NACT...
April 1, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373404/precancer-atlas-to-drive-precision-prevention-trials
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Avrum Spira, Matthew B Yurgelun, Ludmil Alexandrov, Anjana Rao, Rafael Bejar, Kornelia Polyak, Marios Giannakis, Ali Shilatifard, Olivera J Finn, Madhav Dhodapkar, Neil E Kay, Esteban Braggio, Eduardo Vilar, Sarah A Mazzilli, Timothy R Rebbeck, Judy E Garber, Victor E Velculescu, Mary L Disis, Douglas C Wallace, Scott M Lippman
Cancer development is a complex process driven by inherited and acquired molecular and cellular alterations. Prevention is the holy grail of cancer elimination, but making this a reality will take a fundamental rethinking and deep understanding of premalignant biology. In this Perspective, we propose a national concerted effort to create a Precancer Atlas (PCA), integrating multi-omics and immunity - basic tenets of the neoplastic process. The biology of neoplasia caused by germline mutations has led to paradigm-changing precision prevention efforts, including: tumor testing for mismatch repair (MMR) deficiency in Lynch syndrome establishing a new paradigm, combinatorial chemoprevention efficacy in familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP), signal of benefit from imaging-based early detection research in high-germline risk for pancreatic neoplasia, elucidating early ontogeny in BRCA1-mutation carriers leading to an international breast cancer prevention trial, and insights into the intricate germline-somatic-immunity interaction landscape...
April 1, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368006/mechanisms-of-central-tolerance-for-b-cells
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David Nemazee
Immune tolerance hinders the potentially destructive responses of lymphocytes to host tissues. Tolerance is regulated at the stage of immature B cell development (central tolerance) by clonal deletion, involving apoptosis, and by receptor editing, which reprogrammes the specificity of B cells through secondary recombination of antibody genes. Recent mechanistic studies have begun to elucidate how these divergent mechanisms are controlled. Single-cell antibody cloning has revealed defects of B cell central tolerance in human autoimmune diseases and in several human immunodeficiency diseases caused by single gene mutations, which indicates the relevance of B cell tolerance to disease and suggests possible genetic pathways that regulate tolerance...
May 2017: Nature Reviews. Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364361/a-novel-method-to-generate-single-cell-derived-cancer-associated-fibroblast-clones
#15
Hiroko Hashimoto, Yoshitaka Suda, Tomoyuki Miyashita, Atsushi Ochiai, Masahiro Tsuboi, Kenkichi Masutomi, Tohru Kiyono, Genichiro Ishii
BACKGROUND: Cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) communicate with cancer cells to play important roles in tumor progression. However, CAFs have heterogeneous phenotypes and functions. To understand how much of this heterogeneity relates to different biological responses, a more efficient method of generating single-cell-derived CAF clones is required. METHOD: We transduced two primary CAF cultures (CAFs-608 and CAFs-621) from lung adenocarcinoma with human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT), mutant forms of cyclin dependent kinase 4 (CDK4R24C) independently and in combination (hTERT/CDK4R24C)...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356257/exploring-human-antimicrobial-antibody-responses-on-a-single-b-cell-level
#16
Daniel Hofmann, Jonathan R Lai
Analysis of monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) derived from single B cell cloning has been highly beneficial for antimicrobial immunotherapy, vaccine design, and advancing our understanding of pathogen-triggered effects on the human immunoglobulin repertoire. Sequencing of variable domains of single B cells, and characterization of binding and functional activities of MAbs derived from those sequences, provides in-depth insight not only into sites of susceptibility for antibody-mediated neutralization or opsonization of the pathogen but also into the dynamics of protective antibody evolution during infection...
May 2017: Clinical and Vaccine Immunology: CVI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341999/immunological-memory-to-hyperphosphorylated-tau-in-asymptomatic-individuals
#17
Gabriel Pascual, Jehangir S Wadia, Xueyong Zhu, Elissa Keogh, Başak Kükrer, Jeroen van Ameijde, Hanna Inganäs, Berdien Siregar, Gerrard Perdok, Otto Diefenbach, Tariq Nahar, Imke Sprengers, Martin H Koldijk, Els C Brinkman-van der Linden, Laura A Peferoen, Heng Zhang, Wenli Yu, Xinyi Li, Michelle Wagner, Veronica Moreno, Julie Kim, Martha Costa, Kiana West, Zara Fulton, Lucy Chammas, Nancy Luckashenak, Lauren Fletcher, Trevin Holland, Carrie Arnold, R Anthony Williamson, Jeroen J Hoozemans, Adrian Apetri, Frederique Bard, Ian A Wilson, Wouter Koudstaal, Jaap Goudsmit
Several reports have described the presence of antibodies against Alzheimer's disease-associated hyperphosphorylated forms of tau in serum of healthy individuals. To characterize the specificities that can be found, we interrogated peripheral IgG(+) memory B cells from asymptomatic blood donors for reactivity to a panel of phosphorylated tau peptides using a single-cell screening assay. Antibody sequences were recovered, cloned, and expressed as full-length IgGs. In total, 52 somatically mutated tau-binding antibodies were identified, corresponding to 35 unique clonal families...
May 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337768/tet2-mutations-in-b-cells-of-patients-affected-by-angioimmunoblastic-t-cell-lymphoma
#18
Friederike H Schwartz, Qian Cai, Eva Fellmann, Sylvia Hartmann, Mikko I Mäyränpää, Marja-Liisa Karjalainen-Lindsberg, Christer Sundström, René Scholtysik, Martin-Leo Hansmann, Ralf Küppers
Angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphomas (AITLs) frequently carry mutations in the TET2 and IDH2 genes. TET2 mutations represent early genetic lesions as they had already been detected in haematopoietic precursor cells of AITL patients. We show by analysis of whole-tissue sections and microdissected PD1(+) cells that the frequency of TET2-mutated AITL is presumably even higher than reported (12/13 cases in our collection; 92%). In two-thirds of informative AITLs (6/9), a fraction of B cells was also TET2-mutated...
June 2017: Journal of Pathology
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
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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/28321219/computational-model-reveals-limited-correlation-between-germinal-center-b-cell-subclone-abundancy-and-affinity-implications-for-repertoire-sequencing
#20
Polina Reshetova, Barbera D C van Schaik, Paul L Klarenbeek, Marieke E Doorenspleet, Rebecca E E Esveldt, Paul-Peter Tak, Jeroen E J Guikema, Niek de Vries, Antoine H C van Kampen
Immunoglobulin repertoire sequencing has successfully been applied to identify expanded antigen-activated B-cell clones that play a role in the pathogenesis of immune disorders. One challenge is the selection of the Ag-specific B cells from the measured repertoire for downstream analyses. A general feature of an immune response is the expansion of specific clones resulting in a set of subclones with common ancestry varying in abundance and in the number of acquired somatic mutations. The expanded subclones are expected to have BCR affinities for the Ag higher than the affinities of the naive B cells in the background population...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
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