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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149698/ectrodactyly-in-a-chinese-patient-born-to-a-mother-with-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder
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Yanyu Chang, Yaqing Shu, Xiaobo Sun, Chengfang Xu, Dan He, Ling Fang, Chen Chen, Xueqiang Hu, Allan Kermode, Wei Qiu
NMOSD develops primarily in women of childbearing age, and several previous studies have shown that the disorder may increase the risk of miscarriage. However, there are no reports, to our knowledge, of fetal malformation, other than neonatal hydrocephalus, related to NMOSD. We report a 30-year-old woman who experienced recurrent neuritis and who was seropositive for AQP4-IgG. She became pregnant, and the fetus was found to have ectrodactyly. Histological analysis of the placenta showed moderate inflammatory infiltration; however, whether fetal malformation in NMOSD is related to inflammation and AQP4-IgG remains to be determined...
November 8, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149416/history-of-histamine-releasing-factor-hrf-translationally-controlled-tumor-protein-tctp-including-a-potential-therapeutic-target-in-asthma-and-allergy
#2
Susan M MacDonald
Histamine-releasing factor (HRF) also known as translationally controlled tumor protein (TCTP) is a highly conserved, ubiquitous protein that has both intracellular and extracellular functions. Here we will highlight the subcloning of the molecule, its clinical implications, as well as an inducible-transgenic mouse. Particular attention will be paid to its extracellular functioning and its potential role as a therapeutic target in asthma and allergy. The cells and the cytokines that are produced when stimulated or primed by HRF/TCTP will be detailed as well as the downstream signaling pathway that HRF/TCTP elicits...
2017: Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149370/-hematological-diagnosis-in-the-corneal-consultation
#3
J Wasielica-Poslednik, A Gericke, M Munder, N Pfeiffer, W Lisch
This case report describes a diagnostic chain in a patient with atypical bilateral corneal opacity, which led to the diagnosis of a hematological disorder. The patient's medical history, clinical appearance and findings in confocal microscopy gave rise to the suspicion of a paraproteinemic keratopathy. The hematological laboratory diagnostics revealed a monoclonal gammopathy of the IgG kappa type. The bone marrow puncture led to the diagnosis of a lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma, which belongs to the group of B‑cell non-Hodgkin's lymphomas...
November 17, 2017: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148816/assessment-of-anti-piperacillin-igg-binding-to-structurally-related-drug-protein-adducts
#4
Mohammed Amali, Rosalind Jenkins, Xioali Meng, Lee Faulkner, Paul Whitaker, Daniel Peckham, B Kevin Park, Dean John Naisbitt
The risk of developing hypersensitivity to alternative antibiotics is a concern for penicillin hypersensitive patients and healthcare pro-viders. Herein we use piperacillin hypersensitivity as a model to explore the reactivity of drug-specific IgG against alternative β-lactam protein adducts. Mass spectrometry was used to show the drugs (amoxicillin, flucloxacillin, benzyl penicillin, aztreonam and pipera-cillin) bind to similar lysine residues on the protein carrier bovine serum albumin. However, the hapten-specific IgG antibodies found in piperacillin hypersensitive patient plasma did not bind to other β-lactam protein conjugates...
November 17, 2017: Chemical Research in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147873/comparison-of-the-adjuvanticity-of-two-adjuvant-formulations-containing-de-o-acylated-lipooligosaccharide-on-japanese-encephalitis-vaccine-in-mice
#5
Ara Ko, Seo Ri Wui, Ji In Ryu, Hien Thi Thu Do, Yeon Jeong Lee, Soo Jeong Lim, Inmoo Rhee, Dae Im Jung, Jin-Ah Park, Jung-Ah Choi, Man Ki Song, Na Gyong Lee
Adjuvants are essential vaccine components used to enhance, accelerate, and/or prolong adaptive immunity against specific vaccine antigens. In this study, we compared the adjuvanticity of two adjuvant formulations containing de-O-acylated lipooligosaccharide (dLOS), a toll-like receptor 4 agonist, on the Japanese encephalitis (JE) vaccine in mice. Mice were immunized once or twice at a two-week interval with inactivated JE vaccine in the absence or presence of adjuvant. We found that both the alum- and the liposome-based formulation induced significantly faster and higher serum IgG antibody responses as compared with the non-adjuvanted vaccine after either one or two immunizations...
November 17, 2017: Archives of Pharmacal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147098/purification-and-anti-pathogenic-properties-of-immunoglobulin-concentrates-from-porcine-blood
#6
Tae-Hwan Jung, Jae-Hwan Choi, Kyung-Chul Koh, Woo-Min Jeon, Kyoung-Sik Han
During slaughtering, animal blood is typically discarded, resulting in water pollution. However, this discarded blood has valuable components, such as immunoglobulin (Ig). Although several studies have been conducted to develop methods for effective recycling of slaughterhouse blood, they have not been commercially utilized in Korea. Here, we extracted an Ig-rich fraction from porcine blood that was then subjected to various in vitro tests, including pathogen growth inhibition, antigenic cross-reactivity, and anti-toxin activity...
2017: Korean Journal for Food Science of Animal Resources
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146600/n-glycan-profile-and-kidney-disease-in-type-1-diabetes
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Mairead L Bermingham, Marco Colombo, Stuart J McGurnaghan, Luke A K Blackbourn, Frano Vučković, Maja Pučić Baković, Irena Trbojević-Akmačić, Gordan Lauc, Felix Agakov, Anna S Agakova, Caroline Hayward, Lucija Klarić, Colin N A Palmer, John R Petrie, John Chalmers, Andrew Collier, Fiona Green, Robert S Lindsay, Sandra Macrury, John A McKnight, Alan W Patrick, Sandeep Thekkepat, Olga Gornik, Paul M McKeigue, Helen M Colhoun
OBJECTIVE: Poorer glycemic control in type 1 diabetes may alter N-glycosylation patterns on circulating glycoproteins, and these alterations may be linked with diabetic kidney disease (DKD). We investigated associations between N-glycans and glycemic control and renal function in type 1 diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Using serum samples from 818 adults who were considered to have extreme annual loss in estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR; i.e., slope) based on retrospective clinical records, from among 6,127 adults in the Scottish Diabetes Research Network Type 1 Bioresource Study, we measured total and IgG-specific N-glycan profiles...
November 16, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146513/seroprevalence-and-risk-factors-of-hepatitis-e-infection-in-jordan-population-first-report
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Mohammad M Obaidat, Amira A Roess
OBJECTIVES: Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is hyperendemic in many countries, but data on this virus are not available in Jordan. This study determined the seroprevalence, risk factors and zoonotic potential of HEV in a Jordanian population. METHODS: A total of 450 sera samples from 8 different governorates were tested for HEV-IgG. A pre-tested and validated questionnaire was used to collect risk factor data including animal interaction and environmental exposures. RESULTS: The overall seroprevalence was 30...
November 13, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146225/response-comparison-of-multiple-myeloma-and-monoclonal-gammopathy-of-undetermined-significance-to-the-same-anti-myeloma-therapy-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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John P Campbell, Jennifer L J Heaney, Sankalp Pandya, Zaheer Afzal, Martin Kaiser, Roger Owen, J Anthony Child, David A Cairns, Walter Gregory, Gareth J Morgan, Graham H Jackson, Chris M Bunce, Mark T Drayson
BACKGROUND: Multiple myeloma is consistently preceded by monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS), which is usually only treated by a form of anti-multiple myeloma therapy if it is causing substantial disease through deposition of secreted M proteins. However, studies comparing how MGUS and multiple myeloma plasma cell clones respond to these therapies are scarce. Biclonal gammopathy multiple myeloma is characterised by the coexistence of an active multiple myeloma clone and a benign MGUS clone, and thus provides a unique model to assess the responses of separate clones to the same anti-multiple myeloma therapy, in the same patient, at the same time...
November 13, 2017: Lancet Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145911/hepatitis-e-virus-infection-in-north-italy-high-seroprevalence-in-swine-herds-and-increased-risk-for-swine-workers
#10
L Mughini-Gras, G Angeloni, C Salata, N Vonesch, W D'Amico, G Campagna, A Natale, F Zuliani, L Ceglie, I Monne, M Vascellari, K Capello, G DI Martino, N Inglese, G Palù, P Tomao, L Bonfanti
We determined the hepatitis E virus (HEV) seroprevalence and detection rate in commercial swine herds in Italy's utmost pig-rich area, and assessed HEV seropositivity risk in humans as a function of occupational exposure to pigs, diet, foreign travel, medical history and hunting activities. During 2011-2014, 2700 sera from 300 swine herds were tested for anti-HEV IgG. HEV RNA was searched in 959 faecal pools from HEV-seropositive herds and in liver/bile/muscle samples from 179 pigs from HEV-positive herds. A cohort study of HEV seropositivity in swine workers (n = 149) was also performed using two comparison groups of people unexposed to swine: omnivores (n = 121) and vegetarians/vegans (n = 115)...
November 17, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145521/characterization-of-rubella-specific-humoral-immunity-following-two-doses-of-mmr-vaccine-using-proteome-microarray-technology
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Iana H Haralambieva, Michael J Gibson, Richard B Kennedy, Inna G Ovsyannikova, Nathaniel D Warner, Diane E Grill, Gregory A Poland
INTRODUCTION//BACKGROUND: The lack of standardization of the currently used commercial anti-rubella IgG antibody assays leads to frequent misinterpretation of results for samples with low/equivocal antibody concentration. The use of alternative approaches in rubella serology could add new information leading to a fuller understanding of rubella protective immunity and neutralizing antibody response after vaccination. METHODS: We applied microarray technology to measure antibodies to all rubella virus proteins in 75 high and 75 low rubella virus-specific antibody responders after two MMR vaccine doses...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144506/soluble-p-selectin-promotes-retinal-ganglion-cell-survival-through-activation-of-nrf2-signaling-after-ischemia-injury
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Kishan Kapupara, Yao-Tseng Wen, Rong-Kung Tsai, Shun-Ping Huang
Retinal ischemic injuries play an important role in the pathogenesis of several eye disorders. Inflammation and oxidative stress are key players in ischemic injuries. Following retinal ischemia, vascular endothelial cells and leukocytes express several inflammatory adhesion receptors, such as selectins and cell adhesion molecules. P-selectin stimulates leukocyte recruitment to platelet aggregates and has an important role in vascular homeostasis and inflammatory leukocyte extravasation. Soluble P-selectin can be neuroprotective through competitive binding to the receptors of endogenous P-selectin molecules...
November 16, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144197/evaluation-of-umelisa-%C3%A2-t4-neonatal-and-umelisa-%C3%A2-t4-using-polystyrene-plates-coated-with-anti-thyroxine-t4-monoclonal-antibodies
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Elisa M Castells, Ernesto C González, Pedro L Pérez, Lesley Del Río, Yileidis Tejeda, Yenitse Perea, Odalys Martín, Maryeris Espinosa, Jose A Rivero, Amarilys Frómeta
Congenital hypothyroidism is one of the most common preventable causes of mental retardation. The Center of Immunoassay has developed the UMELISA(®) T4 NEONATAL and UMELISA(®) T4 to determine neonatal T4 levels in dried blood and serum samples. Both reagent kits use the same polystyrene plates coated with anti- thyroxine (T4) polyclonal antibodies as solid phase. This work shows the re-standardization of the UMELISA(®) T4 NEONATAL and UMELISA(®) T4 using plates coated with anti-T4 monoclonal antibodies (T4Mabs)...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Immunoassay & Immunochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143589/biomarkers-in-the-evolution-of-multiple-sclerosis
#14
Thomas Berger
Nonimaging biomarkers can be applied in differential diagnosis, evaluation of disease progression and therapy monitoring of multiple sclerosis (MS). Presence of oligoclonal IgG bands in cerebrospinal fluid is a diagnostic element and a negative predictor of MS evolution. AQP4 antibodies are pathogenic and diagnostic for neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder. Antibodies to myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein develop in about 50% of predominantly pediatric patients with acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, but their possible role in pathogenesis is unknown...
November 2017: Neurodegenerative Disease Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143175/vectors-for-expression-of-signal-peptide-dependent-proteins-in-baculovirus-insect-cell-systems-and-their-application-to-expression-and-purification-of-the-high-affinity-immunoglobulin-gamma-fc-receptor-i-in-complex-with-its-gamma-chain
#15
Le T M Le, Jens R Nyengaard, Monika M Golas, Bjoern Sander
Integral membrane proteins play a central role in various cellular functions and are important therapeutic targets. However, technical challenges in the overexpression and purification of membrane proteins often represent a limiting factor for biochemical and structural studies. Here, we constructed a set of vectors, derivatives of MultiBac vectors that can be used to express proteins with a cleavable N-terminal signal peptide in insect cells. We propose these vectors for expression of type I membrane proteins and other secretory pathway proteins that require the signal recognition particle for translocation to the endoplasmic reticulum (ER)...
November 15, 2017: Molecular Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142506/detection-of-circulating-natural-antibodies-to-inflammatory-cytokines-in-type-2-diabetes-and-clinical-significance
#16
Weiyi Cai, Cailing Qiu, Hongyu Zhang, Xiangyun Chen, Xuan Zhang, Qingyong Meng, Jun Wei
Background: Inflammatory cytokines have been demonstrated to be involved in developing insulin resistance and type-2 diabetes (T2D). Natural antibodies in the circulation have protective effects on common diseases in humans. The present study was thus designed to test the hypothesis that natural antibodies against inflammatory cytokines could be associated with T2D. Methods: An enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) was developed in-house to detect plasma IgG against peptide antigens derived from interleukin 1α (IL1α), IL1β, IL6, IL8 and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) in 200 patients with T2D and 220 control subjects...
2017: Journal of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142473/genetic-associations-with-adverse-events-from-anti-tumor-necrosis-factor-therapy-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-patients
#17
Daniel Lew, Soon Man Yoon, Xiaofei Yan, Lori Robbins, Talin Haritunians, Zhenqiu Liu, Dalin Li, Dermot Pb McGovern
AIM: To study the type and frequency of adverse events associated with anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) therapy and evaluate for any serologic and genetic associations. METHODS: This study was a retrospective review of patients attending the inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) centers at Cedars-Sinai IBD Center from 2005-2016. Adverse events were identified via chart review. IBD serologies were measured by ELISA. DNA samples were genotyped at Cedars-Sinai using Illumina Infinium Immunochipv1 array per manufacturer's protocol...
October 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142418/marantodes-pumilum-blume-kuntze-inhibited-secretion-of-lipopolysaccharide-and-monosodium-urate-crystal-stimulated-cytokines-and-plasma-prostaglandin-e2
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Eldiza Puji Rahmi, Jamia Azdina Jamal, Endang Kumolosasi, Juriyati Jalil, Nor-Ashila Aladdin
Background: Marantodes pumilum is traditionally used for dysentery, gonorrhea, and sickness in the bones. Previous studies revealed its antibacterial and xanthine oxidase inhibitory activities. Objective: To evaluate the inhibitory effects of three M. pumilum varieties on the secretion of lipopolysaccharide (LPS)- and monosodium urate crystal (MSU)-induced cytokines and plasma prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) in vitro. Materials and Methods: The leaves and roots of M...
October 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142249/a-magnetoelastic-biosensor-based-on-e2-glycoprotein-for-wireless-detection-of-classical-swine-fever-virus-e2-antibody
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Xing Guo, Shengbo Sang, Jinyu Guo, Aoqun Jian, Qianqian Duan, Jianlong Ji, Qiang Zhang, Wendong Zhang
A wireless magnetoelastic (ME) biosensor immobilized with E2 glycoprotein was first developed to detect classical swine fever virus (CSFV) E2 antibody. The detection principle is that a sandwich complex of CSFV E2 - rabbit anti-CSFV E2 antibody - alkaline phosphatase (AP) conjugated goat anti-rabbit IgG formed on the ME sensor surface, with biocatalytic precipitation used to amplify the mass change of antigen-antibody specific binding reaction, induces a significant change in resonance frequency of the biosensor...
November 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142131/single-dose-trivalent-vesiculovax-vaccine-protects-macaques-from-lethal-ebolavirus-and-marburgvirus-challenge
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Demetrius Matassov, Chad E Mire, Theresa Latham, Joan B Geisbert, Rong Xu, Ayuko Ota-Setlik, Krystle N Agans, Dean J Kobs, Morgan Q S Wendling, Amanda Burnaugh, Thomas L Rudge, Carol L Sabourin, Michael A Egan, David K Clarke, Thomas W Geisbert, John H Eldridge
Previous studies demonstrated that a single intramuscular (IM) dose of an attenuated vesicular stomatitis virus vector (Vesiculovax™, rVSV-N4CT1) expressing the glycoprotein (GP) from the Mayinga strain of Zaire ebolavirus (EBOV) protected nonhuman primates (NHP) from lethal challenge with EBOV Kikwit and Makona strains. Here we studied the immunogenicity of an expanded range of attenuated rVSV vectors expressing filovirus GP in mice. Based on data from those studies an optimal attenuated tri-valent rVSV vector formulation was identified which included rVSV vectors expressing EBOV, Sudan ebolavirus (SUDV) or Angola strain of Marburg marburgvirus (MARV) GPs...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Virology
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