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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448603/evaluation-of-immunogenicity-and-protective-efficacy-of-recombinant-outer-membrane-proteins-of-haemophilus-parasuis-serovar-5-in-a-murine-model
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Miao Li, Ru-Jian Cai, Shuai Song, Zhi-Yong Jiang, Yan Li, Hong-Chao Gou, Pin-Pin Chu, Chun-Ling Li, Hua-Ji Qiu
Glässer's disease is an economically important infectious disease of pigs caused by Haemophilus parasuis. Few vaccines are currently available that could provide effective cross-protection against various serovars of H. parasuis. In this study, five OMPs (OppA, TolC, HxuC, LppC, and HAPS_0926) identified by bioinformatic approaches, were cloned and expressed as recombinant proteins. Antigenicity of the purified proteins was verified through Western blotting, and primary screening for protective potential was evaluated in vivo...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448211/prevalence-and-geographic-distribution-of-vector-borne-pathogens-in-apparently-healthy-dogs-in-croatia
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Vladimir Mrljak, Josipa Kuleš, Željko Mihaljević, Marin Torti, Jelena Gotić, Martina Crnogaj, Tatjana Živičnjak, Iva Mayer, Iva Šmit, Mangesh Bhide, Renata Barić Rafaj
Vector-borne pathogens (VBPs) are a group of globally extended and quickly spreading pathogens that are transmitted by various arthropod vectors. The aim of the present study was to investigate the seroprevalence against Babesia canis, Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato, Leishmania infantum, Dirofilaria immitis, and Ehrlichia canis in dogs in Croatia. We investigated 435 randomly selected apparently healthy dogs in 13 different locations of Croatia for antibodies to B. canis by indirect immunofluorescence using a commercial IFA IgG Antibody Kit...
April 27, 2017: Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448206/mycoplasma-pulmonis-of-rodents-as-a-possible-human-pathogen
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Tomasz Piasecki, Klaudia Chrzastek, Urszula Kasprzykowska
Mycoplasma pulmonis is a naturally occurring respiratory pathogen in rodents. To date, this pathogen was not isolated from humans. This study aimed to evaluate the prevalence and seropositivity to M. pulmonis in humans who have had direct contact with rats. Moreover, the prevalence of M. pulmonis in pet and laboratory rats was assessed. Overall, 131 and 235 oropharyngeal swab samples were collected from human individuals and rats, respectively. In humans, M. pulmonis was detected by PCR in 21 of 86 pet rat keepers (24...
April 27, 2017: Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446848/seroepidemiology-study-of-cytomegalovirus-and-rubella-among-pregnant-women-at-st-paul-s-hospital-millennium-medical-college-addis-ababa-ethiopia
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Mamuye Yeshwondm, Nigatu Balkachew, Bekele Delayehu, Getahun Mekonen
BACKGROUND: Maternal cytomegalovirus (CMV) and rubella infections have adverse neonatal outcomes. Both CMV and rubella are more widespread in developing countries and in communities with lower socioeconomic status. The aim of this study was to investigate sero-prevalence of CMV and rubella infection and associated possible risk factors. METHOD: Using cross sectional study design a total of 200 pregnant women were consecutively recruited starting from June and July 2014...
September 2016: Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445879/cytokine-and-chemokine-profiles-in-patients-with-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder
#5
Yuge Wang, Yifan Zhou, Xiaobo Sun, Tingting Lu, Lei Wei, Ling Fang, Chen Chen, Qiao Huang, Xueqiang Hu, Zhengqi Lu, Lisheng Peng, Wei Qiu
OBJECTIVE: To screen cytokines and chemokines and determine their dynamic changes in the serum and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of patients with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD). METHODS: Eight NMOSD with seropositive aquaporin-4 antibody (AQP4-IgG) were enrolled, as well as 8 matched patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and 8 with noninflammatory neurological diseases, who were included as controls. In total, 102 cytokines and 34 chemokines were detected in the CSF and serum of NMOSD patients and controls...
April 27, 2017: Neuroimmunomodulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415587/detection-of-a-combination-of-serum-igg-and-iga-antibodies-against-selected-mycobacterial-targets-provides-promising-diagnostic-signatures-for-active-tb
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Dolapo O Awoniyi, Ralf Baumann, Novel N Chegou, Belinda Kriel, Ruschca Jacobs, Martin Kidd, Andre G Loxton, Susanne Kaempfer, Mahavir Singh, Gerhard Walzl
Immunoglobulin G (IgG) based tests for the diagnosis of active tuberculosis (TB) disease often show a lack of specificity in TB endemic regions, which is mainly due to a high background prevalence of LTBI. Here, we investigated the combined performance of the responses of different Ig classes to selected mycobacterial antigens in primary healthcare clinic attendees with signs and symptoms suggestive of TB. The sensitivity and specificity of IgA, IgG and/or IgM to LAM and 7 mycobacterial protein antigens (ESAT-6, Tpx, PstS1, AlaDH, MPT64, 16kDa and 19kDa) and 2 antigen combinations (TUB, TB-LTBI) in the plasma of 63 individuals who underwent diagnostic work-up for TB after presenting with symptoms and signs compatible with possible active TB were evaluated...
March 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414669/a-case-of-hepatosplentic-t-cell-lymphoma-a-rare-aggressive-tumor-of-the-young
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S Cingam, S Patel, N Koshy
INTRODUCTION: Hepatosplenic T-cell lymphoma (HSTCL); is an unusual entity first described in 1990 that predominantly affects middle-aged men and is classified by WHO under peripheral T-cell lymphomas. We present a 26-year-old man with HSCTL treated with a non-CHOP regimen. CASE: A 26 year old immigrant from Cameroon without significant past medical history presented with abdominal discomfort that was first noted 1 month prior at which time he was elbowed in abdomen during a basketball game...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402024/marburg-virus-like-particles-produced-in-insect-cells-induce-neutralizing-antibodies-in-rhesus-macaques
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Weiwei Gai, Xuexing Zheng, Chong Wang, Yongkun Zhao, Qi Wang, Hualei Wang, Gary Wong, Ying Xie, Haijun Wang, Zengguo Cao, Na Feng, Hang Chi, Tiecheng Wang, Yuwei Gao, Junjie Shan, Songtao Yang, Xianzhu Xia
Marburg virus (MARV), which is one of the most virulent agents in the world, causes lethal haemorrhagic fever in humans and nonhuman primates (NHPs) with a mortality rate of up to 90%. Currently, there is no effective treatment or approved vaccine for MARV for human use to control disease outbreak and spread. Virus-like particles (VLPs), which are morphologically identical to the native infectious virus particle, are efficacious as vaccines against many viruses, including human papilloma virus (HPV), porcine circovirus (PCV) type 2 and hepatitis B virus (HBV)...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400553/efficacy-and-safety-of-tacrolimus-treatment-for-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder
#9
Bo Chen, Qian Wu, Gaotan Ke, Bitao Bu
Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) is a severe inflammatory autoimmune disease that mainly involves the optic nerves and spinal cord, causing blindness and paralysis. Although some immunosuppressants such as rituximab and azathioprine have proven to be effective in relapse prevention, the high costs or intolerable adverse events preclude their wide application. Thus, we have conducted a retrospective study in 25 NMOSD patients who were treated with tacrolimus, an immunosuppressant with high efficacy and good tolerance in other autoimmune diseases, to assess its efficacy and safety in NMOSD treatment during the last five years (2011-2016)...
April 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400152/anti-cd3-antibody-therapy-attenuates-the-progression-of-hypertension-in-female-mice-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#10
Keisa W Mathis, Erin B Taylor, Michael J Ryan
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disorder with prevalent hypertension that significantly contributes to the mortality in this patient population. Pre-clinical and clinical evidence suggests that anti-CD3 antibody therapy may attenuate the development of autoimmune diseases like SLE. However, it is unclear whether this treatment impacts the development of the prevalent hypertension associated with SLE. The present study was designed to determine whether anti-CD3 antibody treatment attenuates the progression of hypertension in female SLE mice with already established renal disease (albuminuria ≥100mg/dL)...
April 8, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399161/seroprevalence-of-severe-fever-with-thrombocytopenia-syndrome-virus-in-china-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Peng Li, Zhen-Dong Tong, Ke-Feng Li, An Tang, Ya-Xin Dai, Jian-Bo Yan
OBJECTIVE: Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) is an emerging infectious disease caused by a novel bunyavirus-SFTSV. The seroprevalence of anti-SFTSV antibodies including immunoglobulin G (IgG) and immunoglobulin M (IgM), specific to SFTSV in the general population has been investigated in various epidemiological studies with inconsistent results. Here, we clarify this discrepancy and reach a more comprehensive result by mean of a meta-analysis. METHODS: All relevant articles were searched in the electronic databases (PubMed, Web of science, Embase, Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure database, Chinese Wanfang database) up to November 2016...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399040/a-new-enzyme-linked-immunosorbent-assay-elisa-for-a-total-anti-t-lymphocyte-globulin-determination-development-analytical-validation-and-clinical-application
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M Montagna, G La Nasa, M E Bernardo, E Piras, M A Avanzini, M Regazzi, F Locatelli
BACKGROUND: Anti-T lymphocyte globulin (ATLG) modulates the alloreactivity of T lymphocytes, reducing the risk of immunological post-transplant complications, in particular rejection and graft-versus-host disease (GvHD), after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT).We developed and validated a new enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) method to measure serum levels of total ATLG and evaluate the pharmacokinetics (PK) of the drug in children with β-Thalassemia, receiving allogeneic HSCT...
April 7, 2017: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397727/neutralization-of-interleukin-9-decreasing-mast-cells-infiltration-in-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis
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Jun-Jie Yin, Xue-Qiang Hu, Zhi-Feng Mao, Jian Bao, Wei Qiu, Zheng-Qi Lu, Hao-Tian Wu, Xiao-Nan Zhong
BACKGROUND: Th9 cells are a newly discovered CD4+ T helper cell subtype, characterized by high interleukin (IL)-9 secretion. Growing evidences suggest that Th9 cells are involved in the pathogenic mechanism of multiple sclerosis (MS). Mast cells are multifunctional innate immune cells, which are perhaps best known for their role as dominant effector cells in allergies and asthma. Several lines of evidence point to an important role for mast cells in MS and its animal models. Simultaneously, there is dynamic "cross-talk" between Th9 and mast cells...
April 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397343/celiac-disease-prevalence-in-a-large-series-of-patients-with-behcet-s-disease
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Erdem Koçak, Erdem Akbal, Yavuz Beyazit, Bilal Ergül, Arzu Karataş, Seyfettin Köklü, H Meral Ekşioğlu
AIM: There are common findings between Behçet's disease (BD) and celiac disease (CD) based on similar immunological pathogenesis and there is only limited data available investigating the link between these two diseases. Furthermore, documented gastrointestinal (GI) involvement with marked upper GI symptoms in BD has been rarely reported. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of CD and to evaluate endoscopic findings in Turkish BD patients. METHODS: A total of 210 BD patients were included in the study...
April 11, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397248/porphyromonas-gingivalis-antibody-levels-and-diagnosis-of-coronary-artery-disease-in-hiv-positive-individuals
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V L Berquist, A C Hearps, P Ford, A Jaworowski, S J Leishman, J F Hoy, J M Trevillyan
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Periodontal disease has been associated with cardiovascular disease in the general population. It is unknown whether IgG antibody levels for periodontal pathogens are associated with the diagnosis of coronary artery disease (CAD) in HIV-positive individuals. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty-four HIV-positive individuals (cases) with stored plasma available in the 12 months before CAD diagnosis were age- and sex-matched 1:2 with 46 HIV-positive individuals without CAD (controls)...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Periodontal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394231/long-term-neurodevelopmental-outcome-of-children-born-to-prospectively-followed-pregnancies-of-women-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-or-antiphospholipid-syndrome
#16
C Nalli, A Iodice, L Andreoli, J Galli, A Lojacono, M Motta, E Fazzi, A Tincani
Background Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APS) are autoimmune diseases that affect women of childbearing age. Maternal IgG antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) can cross the placenta during pregnancy and theoretically reach the fetal brain. Some studies showed an increased number of learning disabilities in these children. Objectives To evaluate the long-term neurodevelopmental outcome of 40 children (median age 7.4 years) born to mothers with SLE and/or APS carrying positive IgG aPL during the third trimester of pregnancy...
April 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391741/unexpected-exacerbations-following-initiation-of-disease-modifying-drugs-in-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder-which-factor-is-responsible-anti-aquaporin-4-antibodies-b-cells-th1-cells-th2-cells-th17-cells-or-others
#17
Jun-Ichi Kira
Some disease-modifying drugs for multiple sclerosis, which mainly act on T cells, are ineffective for neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder and induce unexpected relapses. These include interferon beta, glatiramer acetate, fingolimod, natalizumab, and alemtuzumab. The cases reported here suggest that dimethyl fumarate, which reduces the number of Th1 and Th17 cells and induces IL-4-producing Th2 cells, is also unsuitable for neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder, irrespective of anti-aquaporin 4 IgG serostatus...
April 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387574/ph-sensitive-phosphorylated-chitosan-hydrogel-as-vaccine-delivery-system-for-intramuscular-immunization
#18
Jianye Wei, Wei Xue, Xifei Yu, Xiaozhong Qiu, Zonghua Liu
In the field of immunotherapy, immune vaccinations have received more and more attention for disease prevention and treatment. In immune vaccination, efficient vaccine adjuvants are necessary due to the weak immunogenicity of vaccines. Some traditional vaccine adjuvants have been widely used but have shown obvious limitations such as poor biosafety. Therefore, researchers make a great effort to develop more functional novel immune adjuvants such as chitosan-based immune adjuvants. However, chitosan is poorly water soluble, which greatly limits its application as immune adjuvants, regardless of its good biocompatibility, biodegradability, and other biological activities...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381508/clinical-manifestations-of-the-anti-iglon5-disease
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Carles Gaig, Francesc Graus, Yarko Compta, Birgit Högl, Luis Bataller, Norbert Brüggemann, Caroline Giordana, Anna Heidbreder, Katya Kotschet, Jan Lewerenz, Stefan Macher, Maria J Martí, Teresa Montojo, Jesus Pérez-Pérez, Inmaculada Puertas, Caspar Seitz, Mateus Simabukuro, Nieves Téllez, Klaus-Peter Wandinger, Alex Iranzo, Guadalupe Ercilla, Lidia Sabater, Joan Santamaría, Josep Dalmau
OBJECTIVE: To report the presentation, main syndromes, human leukocyte antigen (HLA) association, and immunoglobulin G (IgG) subclass in the anti-IgLON5 disease: a disorder with parasomnias, sleep apnea, and IgLON5 antibodies. METHODS: This was a retrospective clinical analysis of 22 patients. The IgG subclass was determined using reported techniques. RESULTS: Patients' median age was 64 years (range 46-83). Symptoms that led to initial consultation included sleep problems (8 patients; 36%), gait abnormalities (8; 36%), bulbar dysfunction (3; 14%), chorea (2; 9%), and cognitive decline (1; 5%)...
April 5, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378553/link-between-serum-pepsinogen-concentrations-and-upper-gastrointestinal-endoscopic-findings
#20
Sang Pyo Lee, Sun Young Lee, Jeong Hwan Kim, In Kyung Sung, Hyung Seok Park, Chan Sup Shim
The serum pepsinogen (PG) assay findings are correlated with the status of Helicobacter pylori infection, but there are controversies on the link with upper gastrointestinal (UGI) endoscopic findings. The aim of this study was to determine the significance of a serum PG assay for correlating with endoscopic findings in H. pylori-seroprevalent adult population. Korean adults who visited for a health check-up were included consecutively. Subjects after gastrectomy or H. pylori eradication were excluded. After completing the serum PG assay and anti-H...
May 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
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