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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416790/a-meta-analysis-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-visinin-like-protein-1-in-alzheimers-disease-patients-relative-to-healthy-controls-and-mild-cognitive-impairment-patients
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Xiaohui Hu, Yan Yang, Daokai Gong
OBJECTIVE: To compare cerebrospinal fluid visinin-like protein-1 (CSF VLP-1) in alzheimer`s disease (AD) with that in healthy controls and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) patients and find out possible sources of heterogeneity. METHODS: "Visinin-like protein-1" and "alzheimer`s disease" were employed to search "PubMed", "Springer" and "Medline" databases until July 2016 and standard mean difference (Std.MD) was calculated. Besides, subgroup analysis and meta-regression were performed to explore the possible heterogeneity sources...
April 2017: Neurosciences: the Official Journal of the Pan Arab Union of Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389838/intramedullary-nail-versus-volar-locking-plate-fixation-for-the-treatment-of-extra-articular-or-simple-intra-articular-distal-radius-fractures-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Bing Zhang, Hengrui Chang, Kunlun Yu, Jiangbo Bai, Dehu Tian, Guisheng Zhang, Xinzhong Shao, Yingze Zhang
AIMS: This study aims to compare the outcomes of intramedullary nail (IMN) and volar locking plate (VLP) fixation for treatment of extra-articular or simple intra-articular distal radius fractures. METHODS: PubMed, Embase, Medline and Cochrane Collaboration Central databases were searched for studies that compared the results of IMN and VLP fixation for the treatment of distal radius fractures up to March 2016. Stata 11.0 was used to perform the meta-analysis. RESULTS: Six randomized controlled trials (RCT) and two retrospective studies were included in this review, including 463 patients...
April 7, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357676/porcine-epidemic-diarrhea-virus-virus-like-particles-produced-in-insect-cells-induce-specific-immune-responses-in-mice
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Cuiling Wang, Feihu Yan, Xuexing Zheng, Hualei Wang, Hongli Jin, Chong Wang, Yongkun Zhao, Na Feng, Tiecheng Wang, Yuwei Gao, Songtao Yang, Xianzhu Xia
Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV), which causes 80-100% mortality in neonatal piglets, is one of the most devastating viral diseases affecting swine worldwide. To date, the lack of effective vaccines and drugs is the main problem preventing control of the global spread of PEDV. In this study, we produced PEDV virus-like particles (VLPs) composed of S, M, and E proteins with a baculovirus expression system and tested them via indirect immunofluorescence assay (IFA)and Western blot analysis. Electron microscopy showed that the morphological structure of the PEDV VLPs was similar to that of the protovirus...
March 29, 2017: Virus Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350443/monitoring-the-disassembly-of-virus-like-particles-by-19-f-nmr
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Rogen L C Leung, Matthew D M Robinson, Alaa A A Ajabali, Gogulan Karunanithy, Brian Lyons, Ritu Raj, Saeed Raoufmoghaddam, Shabaz Mohammed, Timothy D W Claridge, Andrew J Baldwin, Benjamin G Davis
Virus-like particles (VLPs) are stable protein cages derived from virus coats. They have been used extensively as biomolecular platforms, e.g., nanocarriers or vaccines, but a convenient in situ technique is lacking for tracking functional status. Here, we present a simple way to monitor disassembly of (19)F-labeled VLPs derived from bacteriophage Qβ by (19)F NMR. Analysis of resonances, under a range of conditions, allowed determination not only of the particle as fully assembled but also as disassembled, as well as detection of a degraded state upon digestion by cells...
April 7, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279830/effects-of-partially-dismantling-the-cd4-binding-site-glycan-fence-of-hiv-1-envelope-glycoprotein-trimers-on-neutralizing-antibody-induction
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Ema T Crooks, Keiko Osawa, Tommy Tong, Samantha L Grimley, Yang D Dai, Robert G Whalen, Daniel W Kulp, Sergey Menis, William R Schief, James M Binley
Previously, VLPs bearing JR-FL strain HIV-1 Envelope trimers elicited potent neutralizing antibodies (nAbs) in 2/8 rabbits (PLoS Pathog 11(5): e1004932) by taking advantage of a naturally absent glycan at position 197 that borders the CD4 binding site (CD4bs). In new immunizations, we attempted to improve nAb responses by removing the N362 glycan that also lines the CD4bs. All 4 rabbits developed nAbs. One targeted the N197 glycan hole like our previous sera. Two sera depended on the N463 glycan, again suggesting CD4bs overlap...
May 2017: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263854/method-for-rapid-optimization-of-recombinant-gpcr-protein-expression-and-stability-using-virus-like-particles
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Thao T Ho, Jasmine T Nguyen, Juping Liu, Pawel Stanczak, Aaron A Thompson, Yingzhuo G Yan, Jasmine Chen, Charles K Allerston, Charles L Dillard, Hao Xu, Nicholas J Shoger, Jill S Cameron, Mark E Massari, Kathleen Aertgeerts
Recent innovative approaches to stabilize and crystallize GPCRs have resulted in an unprecedented breakthrough in GPCR crystal structures as well as application of the purified receptor protein in biophysical and biochemical ligand binding assays. However, the protein optimization process to enable these technologies is lengthy and requires iterative overexpression, solubilization, purification and functional analysis of tens to hundreds of protein variants. Here, we report a new and versatile method to screen in parallel hundreds of GPCR variants in HEK293 produced virus-like particles (VLPs) for protein yield, stability, functionality and ligand binding...
March 3, 2017: Protein Expression and Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244285/increased-serum-antibody-titer-against-hpv-16-antigen-in-patients-with-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease
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Kyu Yeun Kim, Do Young Kim, Jimyung Seo, Yuri Ahn, Dong Soo Kim
Quadrivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has been reported to be significantly associated with Behçet's disease (BD). However, no reports have described HPV infection as a possible cause for the development of BD. The objective of this study was to evaluate whether anti-HPV immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibody titer is increased in BD. Serum samples from 93 Korean BD patients, who fulfilled the diagnostic criteria of the International Study Group for BD, were used in an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)...
April 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222997/integrated-analysis-of-recombinant-bpv-1-l1-protein-for-the-production-of-a-bovine-papillomavirus-vlp-vaccine
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Diego Grando Módolo, Rodrigo Pinheiro Araldi, Jacqueline Mazzuchelli-de-Souza, Alexandre Pereira, Daniel Carvalho Pimenta, Letícia Maria Zanphorlin, Willy Beçak, Marcelo Menossi, Rita de Cassia Stocco, Rodrigo Franco de Carvalho
Bovine papillomatosis is an infectious disease that is caused by bovine papillomavirus (BPV), which results in important economic losses. However, no BPV vaccines or effective treatment methods are commercially available to date. Moreover, the absence of papillomavirus replication in vitro makes the use of recombinant protein a promising candidate for vaccine formulations. Hence, we developed an integrated study on the L1 capsid protein of BPV-1, obtained from a bacterial expression system, regarding its purification, biosafety, thermostability and immunogenicity...
February 17, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219831/expression-and-characterization-of-the-major-capsid-protein-derived-from-a-gii-6-norovirus-strain-isolated-in-china
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Yuqi Huo, Lijun Zheng, Xuhui Chen, Lili Ge, Yumei Wang
The objective of this study was to express and characterize the major capsid protein (VP1) of a GII.6 Norovirus (NoV)strain isolated in China. The newly identified GII.6 NoV strain was isolated from a five-year old boy presenting acute gastroenteritis. The genome of the GII.6 strain was 7550 nucleotides in length, excluding the poly-adenylation tail. Multiple sequence alignment and phylogenetic analysis based on deduced VP1 amino acid sequences from different genotypes indicated close relationship between GII...
April 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196864/mechanistic-understanding-of-n-glycosylation-in-ebola-virus-glycoprotein-maturation-and-function
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Bin Wang, Yujie Wang, Dylan A Frabutt, Xihe Zhang, Xiaoyu Yao, Dan Hu, Zhuo Zhang, Chaonan Liu, Shimin Zheng, Shi-Hua Xiang, Yong-Hui Zheng
The Ebola virus (EBOV) trimeric envelope glycoprotein (GP) precursors are cleaved into the receptor-binding GP1 and the fusion-mediating GP2 subunits and incorporated into virions to initiate infection. GP1 and GP2 form heterodimers that have 15 or two N-glycosylation sites (NGSs), respectively. Here we investigated the mechanism of how N-glycosylation contributes to GP expression, maturation, and function. As reported before, we found that, although GP1 NGSs are not critical, the two GP2 NGSs, Asn(563) and Asn(618), are essential for GP function...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131394/novel-adenovirus-encoded-virus-like-particles-displaying-the-placental-malaria-associated-var2csa-antigen
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Anne-Marie C Andersson, Mafalda Resende, Ali Salanti, Morten A Nielsen, Peter J Holst
The malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum presents antigens on the infected erythrocyte surface that bind human receptors expressed on the vascular endothelium. The VAR2CSA mediated binding to a distinct chondroitin sulphate A (CSA) is a crucial step in the pathophysiology of placental malaria and the CSA binding region of VAR2CSA has been identified as a promising vaccine target against placental malaria. Here we designed adenovirus encoded virus-like particles (VLP) by co-encoding Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV) gag and VAR2CSA...
January 25, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110946/quantification-and-characterization-of-virus-like-particles-by-size-exclusion-chromatography-and-nanoparticle-tracking-analysis
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Petra Steppert, Daniel Burgstaller, Miriam Klausberger, Andres Tover, Eva Berger, Alois Jungbauer
The rapid quantification of enveloped virus-like particles (VLPs) requires orthogonal methods to obtain reliable results. Three methods-nanoparticle tracking analysis (NTA), size-exclusion HPLC (SE-HPLC) with UV detection, and detection with multi-angle light scattering (MALS)-for quantification of enveloped VLPs have been compared, and the lower and upper limits of detection and quantification have been evaluated. NTA directly counts the enveloped VLPs, and a particle number is obtained with a lower limit of detection (LLOD) of 1...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065477/quantitative-analysis-of-the-yield-of-avian-h7-influenza-virus-haemagglutinin-protein-produced-in-silkworm-pupae-with-the-use-of-the-codon-optimized-dna-a-possible-oral-vaccine
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Kuniaki Nerome, Sayaka Matsuda, Kenichi Maegawa, Shigeo Sugita, Kazumichi Kuroda, Kazunori Kawasaki, Reiko Nerome
In this study, we aimed to quantitatively compare the increased production of three H7 influenza virus-like particle (VLP) haemagglutinin (HA) with the use of a codon-optimized single HA gene in silkworm pupae. Recombinant baculovirus (Korea H7-BmNPV) could produce 0.40 million HA units per pupa, corresponding to 1832μg protein. The yield of the HA produced in larva was estimated to be approximately 0.31 million HA units per larva, and there were no significant differences between the three HA proteins. We could establish efficient recovery system of HA production in larvae and pupae with the use of three cycles sonication methods...
February 1, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061848/multi-antigen-avian-influenza-a-h7n9-virus-like-particles-particulate-characterizations-and-immunogenicity-evaluation-in-murine-and-avian-models
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Che-Ming Jack Hu, Chu-Yang Chien, Ming-Tsan Liu, Zih-Syun Fang, Sui-Yuan Chang, Rong-Huay Juang, Shih-Chung Chang, Hui-Wen Chen
BACKGROUND: Human infection with avian influenza A virus (H7N9) was first reported in China in March 2013. Since then, hundreds of cases have been confirmed showing severe symptoms with a high mortality rate. The virus was transmitted from avian species to humans and has spread to many neighboring areas, raising serious concerns over its pandemic potential. Towards containing the disease, the goal of this study is to prepare a virus-like particle (VLP) that consists of hemagglutinin (HA), neuraminidase (NA) and matrix protein 1 (M1) derived from the human isolate A/Taiwan/S02076/2013(H7N9) for potential vaccine development...
January 7, 2017: BMC Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974288/virus-like-particle-vaccine-by-intranasal-vaccination-elicits-protective-immunity-against-respiratory-syncytial-viral-infection-in-mice
#15
Mengying Cai, Cheng Wang, Yufeng Li, Hongjing Gu, Sujing Sun, Yueqiang Duan, Chengcai Lai, Keyu Wang, Xiaolan Yang, Li Xing, Peirui Zhang, Zhaohai Wang, Shaogeng Zhang, Xiaodong Guo, Shubing Liu, Yigang Tong, Xiliang Wang, Penghui Yang
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a leading cause of lower respiratory infection in infants and children, but there is still no licensed vaccine available. In this report, we developed virus-like particle (VLP) vaccines based on the Bac-to-Bac baculovirus expression system, consisting of an influenza virus matrix (M1) protein and the RSV fusion protein (F) or glycoprotein (G). These RSV VLPs were identified by western blot analysis and electron microscopy. Female BALB/c mice immunized intranasally (i.n.) with RSV-F VLPs, RSV-G VLPs, or both showed viral-specific antibody responses against RSV...
January 2017: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27648839/hiv-1-vpr-abrogates-the-effect-of-tsg101-overexpression-to-support-virus-release
#16
Nopporn Chutiwitoonchai, Lowela Siarot, Eri Takeda, Tatsuo Shioda, Motoki Ueda, Yoko Aida
HIV-1 budding requires interaction between Gag and cellular TSG101 to initiate viral particle assembly and release via the endosomal sorting complexes required for transport (ESCRT) pathway. However, some reports show that overexpression of TSG101 inhibits virus release by disruption of Gag targeting process. Since a HIV-1 accessory protein, Vpr binds to Gag p6 domain at the position close to the binding site for TSG101, whether Vpr implicates TSG101 overexpression effect has not been investigated. Here, we found that Vpr abrogates TSG101 overexpression effect to rescue viral production...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27633952/a-diverse-virome-in-kidney-transplant-patients-contains-multiple-viral-subtypes-with-distinct-polymorphisms
#17
Asha Rani, Ravi Ranjan, Halvor S McGee, Ahmed Metwally, Zahraa Hajjiri, Daniel C Brennan, Patricia W Finn, David L Perkins
Recent studies have established that the human urine contains a complex microbiome, including a virome about which little is known. Following immunosuppression in kidney transplant patients, BK polyomavirus (BKV) has been shown to induce nephropathy (BKVN), decreasing graft survival. In this study we investigated the urine virome profile of BKV+ and BKV- kidney transplant recipients. Virus-like particles were stained to confirm the presence of VLP in the urine samples. Metagenomic DNA was purified, and the virome profile was analyzed using metagenomic shotgun sequencing...
September 16, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27600080/retrospective-proteomic-analysis-of-cellular-immune-responses-and-protective-correlates-of-p24-vaccination-in-an-hiv-elite-controller-using-antibody-arrays
#18
Suneth S Perera, Bin Wang, Arturo Damian, Wayne Dyer, Li Zhou, Viviane Conceicao, Nitin K Saksena
HIV p24 is an extracellular HIV antigen involved in viral replication. Falling p24 antibody responses are associated with clinical disease progression and their preservation with non-progressive disease. Stimulation of p24 antibody production by immunization to delay progression was the basis of discontinued p24 vaccine. We studied a therapy-naive HIV+ man from Sydney, Australia, infected in 1988. He received the HIV-p24-virus like particle (VLP) vaccine in 1993, and continues to show vigorous p24 antigen responses (>4% p24-specific CD4⁺ T cells), coupled with undetectable plasma viremia...
2016: Microarrays
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27556288/tuning-viral-capsid-nanoparticle-stability-with-symmetrical-morphogenesis
#19
Aida Llauró, Benjamin Schwarz, Ranjit Koliyatt, Pedro J de Pablo, Trevor Douglas
Virus-like particles (VLPs) provide engineering platforms for the design and implementation of protein-based nanostructures. These capsids are comprised of protein subunits whose precise arrangement and mutual interactions determine their stability, responsiveness to destabilizing environments, and ability to undergo morphological transitions. The precise interplay between subunit contacts and the overall stability of the bulk capsid population remains poorly resolved. Approaching this relationship requires a combination of techniques capable of accessing nanoscale properties, such as the mechanics of individual capsids, and bulk biochemical procedures capable of interrogating the stability of the VLP ensemble...
September 27, 2016: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27522938/optimization-and-validation-of-elisa-immunoassay-for-the-evaluation-of-in-vitro-relative-potency-of-a-four-component-human-papillomavirus-vaccine-products
#20
Moushira M Mostafa, Medhat A Al-Ghobashy, Faten A Fathalla, Maissa Y Salem
A sandwich-type ELISA was optimized and validated to determine the in-vitro relative potency of the four-component prophylactic Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. The vaccine contains the non-infectious virus like particles (VLP) corresponding to HPV Types 6, 11, 16 and 18. A modification of the desorption step required to release the VLPs from the aluminum adjuvant was carried out. Samples were incubated with citrate buffer for two hours at 37 °C instead of overnight incubation at room temperature. Assay validation was then carried out according to ICH guidelines...
November 2016: Biologicals: Journal of the International Association of Biological Standardization
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