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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107522/correction-novel-igg-degrading-enzymes-of-the-igde-protease-family-link-substrate-specificity-to-host-tropism-of-streptococcus-species
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Christian Spoerry, Pontus Hessle, Melanie J Lewis, Lois Paton, Jenny M Woof, Ulrich von Pawel-Rammingen
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2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107444/epidemiological-and-clinical-features-of-brucellosis-in-the-country-of-georgia
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Tamar Akhvlediani, Christian T Bautista, Natalia Garuchava, Lia Sanodze, Nora Kokaia, Lile Malania, Nazibrola Chitadze, Ketevan Sidamonidze, Robert G Rivard, Matthew J Hepburn, Mikeljon P Nikolich, Paata Imnadze, Nino Trapaidze
BACKGROUND: Brucellosis is an endemic disease in the country of Georgia. According to the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health of Georgia (NCDC), the average annual number of brucellosis cases was 161 during 2008-2012. However, the true number of cases is thought to be higher due to underreporting. The aim of this study was to provide current epidemiological and clinical information and evaluate diagnostic methods used for brucellosis in Georgia. METHODOLOGY: Adult patients were eligible for participation if they met the suspected or probable case definition for brucellosis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107342/seroprevalence-of-chikungunya-virus-in-a-rural-community-in-brazil
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Rivaldo V Cunha, Karen S Trinta, Camila A Montalbano, Michel V F Sucupira, Maricelia M de Lima, Erenilde Marques, Izilyanne H Romanholi, Julio Croda
BACKGROUND: The emergence of the Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is currently expanding. In 2015, 38,332 cases of Chikungunya were reported to the Brazilian epidemiological surveillance system. Eighteen months after notification of the first case in the city of Feira de Santana, we conducted the first serosurvey to define the magnitude of transmission in a rural community in Brazil. METHODOLOGY/MAIN FINDINGS: The serosurvey was conducted in a random sample of 450 residences in the Chapada district, located 100 kilometers from Feira de Santana...
January 20, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106519/subunit-mass-analysis-for-monitoring-antibody-oxidation
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Izabela Sokolowska, Jingjie Mo, Jia Dong, Michael J Lewis, Ping Hu
Methionine oxidation is a common posttranslational modification (PTM) of monoclonal antibodies (mAbs). Oxidation can reduce the in-vivo half-life, efficacy and stability of the product. Peptide mapping is commonly used to monitor the levels of oxidation, but this is a relatively time-consuming method. A high-throughput, automated subunit mass analysis method was developed to monitor antibody methionine oxidation. In this method, samples were treated with IdeS, EndoS and dithiothreitol to generate three individual IgG subunits (light chain, Fd' and single chain Fc)...
January 20, 2017: MAbs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106282/prediction-of-pan-specific-b-cell-epitopes-from-nucleocapsid-protein-of-hantaviruses-causing-hantavirus-cardiopulmonary-syndrome
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Sagadevan Kalaiselvan, Sathish Sankar, Mageshbabu Ramamurthy, Asit Ranjan Ghosh, Balaji Nandagopal, Gopalan Sridharan
Hantaviruses are emerging viral pathogens that causes hantavirus cardiopulmonary syndrome in the Americas (HCPS), a severe, sometimes fatal, respiratory disease in humans with a case fatality rate of ≥50%. IgM and IgG based serological detection methods are the most common approaches used for laboratory diagnosis of hantaviruses. Such emerging viral pathogens emphasizes the need for improved rapid diagnostic devices and vaccines incorporating pan-specific epitopes of genotypes. We predicted linear B-cell epitopes for hantaviruses that are specific to genotypes causing HCPS in humans using in silico prediction servers...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106258/t-cell-clones-in-human-trichinellosis-evidence-for-a-mixed-th1-th2-response
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C Della Bella, M Benagiano, M De Gennaro, M A Gomez-Morales, A Ludovisi, S D'Elios, S Luchi, E Pozio, M M D'Elios, F Bruschi
: In humans, studies on the cellular immune response against Trichinella are scarce. Aim of this study was to characterize the cytokine profile of T cells specific for Trichinella britovi in trichinellosis patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) were obtained from five patients involved in a trichinellosis outbreak caused by Trichinella britovi, which occurred in 2013 in Tuscany (Italy). All the patients resulted positive for Trichinella-specific IgG, IgE and presented eosinophilia...
January 20, 2017: Parasite Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105982/human-umbilical-cord-mesenchymal-stem-cells-inhibit-t-follicular-helper-cell-expansion-through-the-activation-of-inos-in-lupus-prone-b6-mrl-faslpr-mice
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Zhuoya Zhang, Ruihai Feng, Lingying Niu, Saisai Huang, Wei Deng, Bingyu Shi, Genhong Yao, Weiwei Chen, Xiaojun Tang, Xiang Gao, Xuebing Feng, Lingyun Sun
The aberrant generation or activation of T follicular helper (Tfh) cells contributes to the pathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), yet little is known about how these cells are regulated. In this study, we demonstrated that the frequency of Tfh cells was increased in lupus-prone B6.MRL-<em>Fas<sup>lpr</sup></em> (B6.<em>lpr</em>) mice and positively correlated to plasma cell proportions and serum total IgG as well as anti-dsDNA antibody levels. Transplantation of human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells (UC-MSCs) ameliorated lupus symptoms in B6...
January 20, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105218/involvement-of-cancer-derived-igg-in-the-proliferation-migration-and-invasion-of-bladder-cancer-cells
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Zhengzuo Sheng, Yang Liu, Caipeng Qin, Zhenhua Liu, Yeqing Yuan, Huaqi Yin, Xiaoyan Qiu, Tao Xu
It is widely accepted that immunoglobulin (Ig), the classical immune molecule, is extensively expressed in many cell types other than B-cells (non-B-IgG), including some malignant cells. The expression of Ig in malignant cells has been associated with a poor prognosis. In the present study, immunohistochemical analysis detected strong positive staining of IgG in three bladder cancer cell lines, the cancer cells in 77 bladder cancer patient samples and the cells in 3 cystitis glandularis tissue samples, while negative staining was observed in 4 specimens of normal transitional epithelial tissues...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105158/time-dependent-transition-of-the-immunoglobulin-g-subclass-and-immunoglobulin-e-response-in-cancer-patients-vaccinated-with-cholesteryl-pullulan-melanoma-antigen-gene-a4-nanogel
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Noriaki Kyogoku, Hiroaki Ikeda, Takahiro Tsuchikawa, Takehiro Abiko, Aki Fujiwara, Takehiro Maki, Yoshiyuki Yamamura, Masaomi Ichinokawa, Kimitaka Tanaka, Naoko Imai, Yoshihiro Miyahara, Shinichi Kageyama, Hiroshi Shiku, Satoshi Hirano
A phase I+II clinical trial of vaccination with MAGE-A4 protein complexed with cholesteryl pullulan melanoma antigen gene-A4 nanogel (CHP-MAGE-A4) is currently underway in patients with MAGE-A4-expressing cancer. In the present study, the primary phase I endpoint was to test the safety of the administration of 300 µg CHP-MAGE-A4 with and without OK-432. Another aim of the study was to clarify the details of the specific humoral immune response to vaccination. The 9 patients enrolled for phase I were vaccinated 6 times, once every 2 weeks: 3 patients with 100 µg and 3 patients with 300 µg CHP-MAGE-A4, and 3 patients with 300 µg CHP-MAGE-A4 plus 0...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105131/immunoglobulin-g4-related-acquired-hemophilia-a-case-report
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Xiaoyan Li, Wei Duan, Xiang Zhu, Jianying Xu
Acquired hemophilia A (AHA) is a relatively rare and life-threatening bleeding disorder whose pathogenesis is not completely understood. The present study reports a rare case of immunogubulin (IgG)4-related AHA with multisystemic involvement. A 55-year old male patient presented with symptoms of bronchial asthma and multiple subdermal hematomas. Chest computed tomography showed multiple diffuse nodular lesions with thickening of bronchovascular bundles, and scattered high-density spots in both lung lobes. Laboratory investigations showed increased activated partial prothrombin time (120...
December 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104818/structure-and-activation-of-c1-the-complex-initiating-the-classical-pathway-of-the-complement-cascade
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Simon A Mortensen, Bjoern Sander, Rasmus K Jensen, Jan Skov Pedersen, Monika M Golas, Jens C Jensenius, Annette G Hansen, Steffen Thiel, Gregers R Andersen
The complement system is an important antimicrobial and inflammation-generating component of the innate immune system. The classical pathway of complement is activated upon binding of the 774-kDa C1 complex, consisting of the recognition molecule C1q and the tetrameric protease complex C1r2s2, to a variety of activators presenting specific molecular patterns such as IgG- and IgM-containing immune complexes. A canonical model entails a C1r2s2 with its serine protease domains tightly packed together in the center of C1 and an intricate intramolecular reaction mechanism for activation of C1r and C1s, induced upon C1 binding to the activator...
January 19, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104616/sequential-colonization-of-periodontal-pathogens-in-induction-of-periodontal-disease-and-atherosclerosis-in-ldlrnull-mice
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Sasanka S Chukkapalli, Meena Easwaran, Mercedes F Rivera-Kweh, Irina M Velsko, Sriram Ambadapadi, Jiayin Dai, Hannu Larjava, Alexandra R Lucas, Lakshmyya Kesavalu
Periodontal disease (PD) and atherosclerotic vascular disease (ASVD) are both chronic inflammatory diseases with a polymicrobial etiology and have been epidemiologically associated. The purpose is to examine whether periodontal bacteria that infect the periodontium, can also infect vascular tissues and enhance pre-existing early aortic atherosclerotic lesions in LDLR(null) mice. Mice were orally infected with intermediate bacterial colonizer Fusobacterium nucleatum for the first 12 weeks followed by late bacterial colonizers (Porphyromonas gingivalis, Treponema denticola and Tannerella forsythia) for the remaining 12 weeks mimicking the human oral microbiota ecological colonization...
January 18, 2017: Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104506/assessing-the-risk-of-dengue-virus-transmission-in-a-non-endemic-city-surrounded-by-endemic-and-hyperendemic-areas
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Tsz Ho Kwan, Shui Shan Lee, Denise Pui Chung Chan, Manton Cheung, Kai Man Kam
OBJECTIVE: To assess the potential risk of dengue transmission in a non-endemic city using a spatial epidemiological approach METHODS: Past dengue exposure of the general population was examined by dengue virus (DENV) IgG testing of archived samples of voluntary blood donors. Vector intensities were determined by local Ovitrap Index (OI). Analyses were made in context of population statistics at both district and sub-district levels. RESULTS: The overall prevalence of DENV IgG was low at 2...
January 16, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104138/a2-to-b-blood-type-incompatible-deceased-donor-kidney-transplantation-in-a-recipient-infected-with-the-human-immunodeficiency-virus-a-case-report
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R C Forbes, A DeMers, B P Concepcion, D R Moore, H M Schaefer, D Shaffer
BACKGROUND: With the introduction of the Kidney Allocation System in the United States in December 2014, transplant centers can list eligible B blood type recipients for A2 organ offers. There have been no prior reports of ABO incompatible A2 to B deceased donor kidney transplantation in human immunodeficiency virus-positive (HIV+) recipients to guide clinicians on enrolling or performing A2 to B transplantations in HIV+ candidates. We are the first to report a case of A2 to B deceased donor kidney transplantation in an HIV+ recipient with good intermediate-term results...
January 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103685/an-effective-bacterial-fucosidase-for-glycoprotein-remodeling
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Tsung-I Tsai, Shiou-Ting Li, Chiu-Ping Liu, Karen Y Chen, Sachin S Shivatare, Chin-Wei Lin, Shih-Fen Liao, Chih-Wei Lin, Tsui-Ling Hsu, Ying-Ta Wu, Ming-Hung Tsai, Meng-Yu Lai, Nan-Horng Lin, Chung-Yi Wu, Chi-Huey Wong
Fucose is an important component of many oligo- and polysaccharide structures as well as glycoproteins and glycolipids, which are often associated with a variety of physiological processes ranging from fertilization, embryogenesis, signal transduction, and disease progression, such as rheumatoid arthritis, inflammation, and cancer. The enzyme α-l-fucosidase is involved in the cleavage of the fucosidic bond in glycans and glycoconjugates, particularly the Fuc-α-1,2-Gal, Fuc-α-1,3/4-GlcNAc, and Fuc-α-1,6-GlcNAc linkages...
January 20, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103528/topical-vaccination-with-super-stable-ready-to-use-nanovesicles
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Ayelen Tatiana Caimi, Federico Parra, Marcelo Alexander de Farias, Rodrigo Villares Portugal, Ana Paula Perez, Eder Lilia Romero, Maria Jose Morilla
Ultradeformable archaeosomes (UDA) are nanovesicles made of total polar archaeolipids (TPA) from the archaea Halorubrum tebenquichense, soybean phosphatidylcholine and sodium cholate (3:3:1w/w). Fresh dispersions of UDA including different type of antigens are acknowledged as efficient topical vaccination agents. UDA dispersions however, if manufactured for pharmaceutical use, have to maintain colloidal stability upon liposomicidal processes such as sterilization and lyophilization (SLRUDA), needed to extend shelf life during storage...
December 26, 2016: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103277/protection-elicited-by-nasal-immunization-with-recombinant-pneumococcal-surface-protein-a-rpspa-adjuvanted-with-whole-cell-pertussis-vaccine-wp-against-co-colonization-of-mice-with-streptococcus-pneumoniae
#17
Rafaella O Tostes, Tasson C Rodrigues, Josefa B da Silva, Alessandra S Schanoski, Maria Leonor S Oliveira, Eliane N Miyaji
A promising alternative vaccine candidate to reduce the burden of pneumococcal diseases is the protein antigen PspA (Pneumococcal surface protein A). Since concomitant colonization with two or more pneumococcal strains is very common in children, we aimed to determine if immunization with PspA would be able to control co-colonization. We evaluated nasal immunization with recombinant PspA (rPspA) in a model of co-colonization with two strains expressing different PspAs. Mice were immunized intranasally with rPspAs from clades 1 to 4 (rPspA1, rPspA2, rPspA3 or rPspA4) using whole-cell pertussis vaccine (wP) as adjuvant...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103139/endotoxin-neutralization-by-an-o-antigen-specific-monoclonal-antibody-a-potential-novel-therapeutic-approach-against-klebsiella-pneumoniaest258
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Valéria Szijártó, Luis M Guachalla, Katharina Hartl, Cecília Varga, Adriana Badarau, Irina Mirkina, Zehra C Visram, Lukas Stulik, Christine A Power, Eszter Nagy, Gábor Nagy
Klebsiella pneumoniae ST258 is a globally distributed multi-drug resistant pathogen responsible for severe invasive infections. In this study, the different virulence potential of K. pneumoniae ST258 isolates in endotoxin susceptible versus resistant animal models was shown. Furthermore, ST258 clinical isolates were found highly sensitive to the bactericidal effect of naive animal and human serum. These observations imply that LPS, released from the rapidly lysed bacteria, may contribute to the high mortality associated with ST258 bacteremia cases...
January 19, 2017: Virulence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102754/enhancement-of-antibody-functions-through-fc-multiplications
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Qun Wang, Yan Chen, Mark Pelletier, Romana Cvitkovic, Jessica Bonnell, Chien-Ying Chang, Adem C Koksal, Ellen O'Connor, Xizhe Gao, Xiang-Qing Yu, Herren Wu, C Kendall Stover, William F Dall'Acqua, Xiaodong Xiao
Antibodies carry out a plethora of functions through their crystallizable fragment (Fc) regions, which can be naturally tuned by the adoption of several isotypes and post-translational modifications. Protein engineering enables further Fc function modulations through modifications of the interactions between the Fc and its functional partners, including FcγR, FcRn, complement complex, and additions of auxiliary functional units. Due to the many functions embedded within the confinement of an Fc, a suitable balance must be maintained for a therapeutic antibody to be effective and safe...
January 19, 2017: MAbs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102432/synthesis-of-human-parainfluenza-virus-4-nucleocapsid-like-particles-in-yeast-and-their-use-for-detection-of-virus-specific-antibodies-in-human-serum
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Aistė Bulavaitė, Rita Lasickienė, Paulius Lukas Tamošiūnas, Martynas Simanavičius, Kęstutis Sasnauskas, Aurelija Žvirblienė
The aim of this study was to produce human parainfluenza virus type 4 (HPIV4) nucleocapsid (N) protein in yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae expression system, to explore its structural and antigenic properties and to evaluate its applicability in serology. The use of an optimized gene encoding HPIV4 N protein amino acid (aa) sequence GenBank AGU90031.1 allowed high yield of recombinant N protein forming nucleocapsid-like particles (NLPs) in yeast. A substitution L332D disrupted self-assembly of NLPs, confirming the role of this position in the N proteins of Paramyxovirinae...
January 19, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
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