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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039819/single-domain-antibodies-as-new-biomarker-detectors
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Chiuan Herng Leow, Katja Fischer, Chiuan Yee Leow, Qin Cheng, Candy Chuah, James McCarthy
Biomarkers are defined as indicators of biological processes, pathogenic processes, or pharmacological responses to a therapeutic intervention. Biomarkers have been widely used for early detection, prediction of response after treatment, and for monitoring the progression of diseases. Antibodies represent promising tools for recognition of biomarkers, and are widely deployed as analytical tools in clinical settings. For immunodiagnostics, antibodies are now exploited as binders for antigens of interest across a range of platforms...
October 17, 2017: Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035147/isolation-production-and-characterization-of-a-new-single-chain-anti-idiotypic-antibody-against-benzo-a-pyrene
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K V Arnst, A E Studennikov, V A Ustinov, A N Glushkov
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons are chemical carcinogens which could induce the development of human cancers. Anti-idiotypic antibodies against benzo[a]pyrene are perspective for human cancer immunoprophylaxis and tumor immunodiagnostic. The purpose of this study was isolating of anti-idiotypic antibodies against benzo[a]pyrene from human lymphocytes naïve phage library. The anti-idiotypic antibody, named B5, was selected. Analysis of the nucleotide and amino acid sequences B5 showed no similarity to known protein databases antibodies...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Immunoassay & Immunochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28957334/identification-and-characterization-of-two-linear-epitope-motifs-in-hepatitis-e-virus-orf2-protein
#3
Heng Wang, Weidong Zhang, Honglang Gu, Wanli Chen, Meng Zeng, Chihai Ji, Ruyue Song, Guihong Zhang
Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is responsible for hepatitis E, which represents a global public health problem. HEV genotypes 3 and 4 are reported to be zoonotic, and animals are monitored for HEV infection in the interests of public hygiene and food safety. The development of novel diagnostic methods and vaccines for HEV in humans is thus important topics of research. Opening reading frame (ORF) 2 of HEV includes both linear and conformational epitopes and is regarded as the primary candidate for vaccines and diagnostic tests...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953993/in-silico-analysis-of-amino-acid-variation-in-human-respiratory-syncytial-virus-insights-into-immunodiagnostics
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Claudemir Souza, Nilson It Zanchin, Marco A Krieger, Adriana Ludwig
BACKGROUND: The highly contagious nature of human respiratory syncytial virus (HRSV) and the gravity of its infection in newborns and vulnerable adults pose a serious public health problem. Thus, a rapid and sensitive diagnostic test for viral detection that can be implemented upon the first appearance of symptoms is needed. The genetic variation of the virus must be considered for immunodiagnostic purposes. OBJECTIVES: To analyse HRSV genetic variation and discuss the possible consequences for capture immunoassay development...
October 2017: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945737/quantitative-multiplexed-proteomics-of-taenia-solium-cysts-obtained-from-the-skeletal-muscle-and-central-nervous-system-of-pigs
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José Navarrete-Perea, Marta Isasa, Joao A Paulo, Ricardo Corral-Corral, Jeanette Flores-Bautista, Beatriz Hernández-Téllez, Raúl J Bobes, Gladis Fragoso, Edda Sciutto, Xavier Soberón, Steven P Gygi, Juan P Laclette
In human and porcine cysticercosis caused by the tapeworm Taenia solium, the larval stage (cysts) can infest several tissues including the central nervous system (CNS) and the skeletal muscles (SM). The cyst's proteomics changes associated with the tissue localization in the host tissues have been poorly studied. Quantitative multiplexed proteomics has the power to evaluate global proteome changes in response to different conditions. Here, using a TMT-multiplexed strategy we identified and quantified over 4,200 proteins in cysts obtained from the SM and CNS of pigs, of which 891 were host proteins...
September 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917222/validation-of-summer-and-winter-elisa-measurements-of-serum-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-concentrations-in-mongolia
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Sabri Bromage, Daria Tselmen, Gary Bradwin, Michael F Holick, Davaasaambuu Ganmaa
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Assay cost, quality, and availability pose challenges for vitamin D surveys in limited resource settings. This study aimed to validate an inexpensive vitamin D assay (ELISA) under real-world conditions in Mongolia, the northernmost developing country, to characterize the assay's usefulness and inform the design of epidemiologic studies in similar regions. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: We collected paired summer and winter serum samples from 120 men and women (aged 20-57 years) in urban and rural Mongolia, analyzed each sample for 25(OH)D concentration using both Immunodiagnostic Systems ELISA and DiaSorin LIAISON 25(OH)D TOTAL, and compared the assays using multiple statistics...
2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902845/clinical-and-epidemiologic-characteristics-of-dengue-and-other-etiologic-agents-among-patients-with-acute-febrile-illness-puerto-rico-2012-2015
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Kay M Tomashek, Olga D Lorenzi, Doris A Andújar-Pérez, Brenda C Torres-Velásquez, Elizabeth A Hunsperger, Jorge Luis Munoz-Jordan, Janice Perez-Padilla, Aidsa Rivera, Gladys E Gonzalez-Zeno, Tyler M Sharp, Renee L Galloway, Mindy Glass Elrod, Demetrius L Mathis, M Steven Oberste, W Allan Nix, Elizabeth Henderson, Jennifer McQuiston, Joseph Singleton, Cecilia Kato, Carlos García Gubern, William Santiago-Rivera, Jesús Cruz-Correa, Robert Muns-Sosa, Juan D Ortiz-Rivera, Gerson Jiménez, Ivonne E Galarza, Kalanthe Horiuchi, Harold S Margolis, Luisa I Alvarado
Identifying etiologies of acute febrile illnesses (AFI) is challenging due to non-specific presentation and limited availability of diagnostics. Prospective AFI studies provide a methodology to describe the syndrome by age and etiology, findings that can be used to develop case definitions and multiplexed diagnostics to optimize management. We conducted a 3-year prospective AFI study in Puerto Rico. Patients with fever ≤7 days were offered enrollment, and clinical data and specimens were collected at enrollment and upon discharge or follow-up...
September 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868980/nanoparticle-based-strategies-for-cancer-immunotherapy-and-immunodiagnostics
#8
Anna Maria Grimaldi, Mariarosaria Incoronato, Marco Salvatore, Andrea Soricelli
Although recent successes in clinical trials are strengthening research focused on cancer immunology, the poor immunogenicity and off-target side effects of immunotherapeutics remain major challenges in translating these promising approaches to clinically feasible therapies in the treatment of a large range of tumors. Nanotechnology offers target-based approaches, which have shown significant improvements in the rapidly advancing field of cancer immunotherapy. Here, we first discuss the chemical and physical features of nanoparticulate systems that can be tuned to address the anticancer immune response, and then review recent, key examples of the exploited strategies, ranging from nanovaccines to NPs revising the tumor immunosuppressive microenvironment, up to immunotherapeutic multimodal NPs...
September 4, 2017: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852111/development-of-an-affimer-antibody-combined-immunological-diagnosis-kit-for-glypican-3
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Chunmei Xie, Christian Tiede, Xuanyi Zhang, Congrong Wang, Zhixiong Li, Xiao Xu, Michael J McPherson, Darren C Tomlinson, Weiwen Xu
Glypican-3 (GPC3) is a promising new marker for hepatocellular carcinoma, but the reported values for serum GPC3 differ markedly between currently available kits. Here we isolated Affimer non-antibody binding proteins against GPC3 by phage display and developed a new sandwich chemiluminescence immunoassay (CLIA) combining an Affimer with a monoclonal antibody (Affimer-MAb CLIA). The proposed CLIA assay demonstrated a wide linear range  0.03-600 ng/mL) with a good linear correlation coefficient (0.9999), a high detection limitation (0...
August 29, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801713/cross-reactivity-profiles-of-legumes-and-tree-nuts-using-the-xmap-%C3%A2-multiplex-food-allergen-detection-assay
#10
Chung Y Cho, Carolyn Oles, William Nowatzke, Kerry Oliver, Eric A E Garber
The homology between proteins in legumes and tree nuts makes it common for individuals with food allergies to be allergic to multiple legumes and tree nuts. This propensity for allergenic and antigenic cross-reactivity means that commonly employed commercial immunodiagnostic assays (e.g., dipsticks) for the detection of food allergens may not always accurately detect, identify, and quantitate legumes and tree nuts unless additional orthogonal analytical methods or secondary measures of analysis are employed...
August 12, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783594/antigenic-characterization-of-52-55kda-protein-isolated-from-trypanosoma-evansi-and-its-application-in-detection-of-equine-trypanosomosis
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S C Yadav, Ritesh Kumar, Jaideep Kumar, Meetali Singh, B C Bera, Rajender Kumar, U Tatu, Kanika Tehri
Trypanosoma evansi is a haemo-protozoan parasite responsible for the disease surra, an economically important disease of wide range of domestic and wild animals. The present diagnostic methods using soluble antigens have inherent problems like lack of standardized and reproducible antigens, as well as ethical issues. This entails further efforts for search of defined antigenic molecules with satisfying sensitivity and specificity for sero-epidemiology of trypanosomosis. In present investigation, we have identified and purified 52-55kDa immuno-dominant protein cluster in molecular mass ranges by preparatory SDS-PAGE methods from T...
August 1, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764235/immunodiagnosis-of-human-fascioliasis-an-update-of-concepts-and-performances-of-the-serological-assays
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REVIEW
Bahador Sarkari, Samaneh Abdolahi Khabisi
Human Fascioliasis (HF) is a foodborne neglected parasitic disease caused by Fasciola hepatica and Fasciola gigantica. New epidemiological data suggest that the endemic areas of the disease are expanding and HF is being reported from areas where it was previously not observed. Diagnosis of HF is challenging. Performances of parasitological approaches, based on the detection of parasite's egg in the stool, are not satisfactory. Currently serological methods for the diagnosis of HF are mainly based on detection of anti-Fasciola antibodies in serum...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751891/deconvolution-of-the-response-to-bacillus-calmette-gu%C3%A3-rin-reveals-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-induced-cytokines-as-autocrine-mediators-of-innate-immunity
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Aurélie Bisiaux, Jeremy Boussier, Darragh Duffy, Lluis Quintana-Murci, Magnus Fontes, Matthew L Albert
Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) is used as a vaccine and diagnostic test for tuberculosis, as well as immunotherapy in the treatment of bladder cancer. While clinically useful, the response to mycobacterial stimulation is complex and the induced protein signature remains poorly defined. We characterized the cell types directly engaged by BCG, as well as the induced cytokine loops that transmit signal(s) to bystander cells. Standardized whole-blood stimulations and mechanistic studies on single and purified cell populations identified distinct patterns of activation in monocytes as compared to neutrophils and invariant lymphocyte populations...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728879/identification-of-universal-diagnostic-peptide-candidates-for-neglected-tropical-diseases-caused-by-cestodes-through-the-integration-of-multi-genome-wide-analyses-and-immunoinformatic-predictions
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Sebastián Miles, Marco Navatta, Sylvia Dematteis, Gustavo Mourglia-Ettlin
Neglected tropical diseases caused by helminth infections currently affect millions of people worldwide. Among them, there are three tapeworm species of outstanding importance: Echinococcus granulosus, E. multilocularis, and Taenia solium, which are responsible for cystic echinococcosis, alveolar echinococcosis, and cysticercosis, respectively. Despite several attempts, there is still a need for an effective and low-cost serological diagnostic test that can be used in endemic countries. In the present work, we described an innovative bioinformatic workflow for a rational prediction of putative peptide candidates for one-step serological diagnosis of any of these infections...
July 17, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725218/all-new-faces-of-diatoms-potential-source-of-nanomaterials-and-beyond
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REVIEW
Meerambika Mishra, Ananta P Arukha, Tufail Bashir, Dhananjay Yadav, G B K S Prasad
Nature's silicon marvel, the diatoms have lately astounded the scientific community with its intricate designs and lasting durability. Diatoms are a major group of phytoplanktons involved in the biogeochemical cycling of silica and are virtually inherent in every environment ranging from water to ice to soil. The usage of diatoms has proved prudently cost effective and its handling neither requires costly materials nor sophisticated instruments. Diatoms can easily be acquired from the environment, their culture requires ambient condition and does not involve any costly media or expensive instruments, besides, they can be transported in small quantities and proliferated to a desirable confluence from that scratch, thus are excellent cost effective industrial raw material...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707874/designing-probes-for-immunodiagnostics-structural-insights-into-an-epitope-targeting-burkholderia-infections
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Riccardo Capelli, Elena Matterazzo, Marco Amabili, Claudio Peri, Alessandro Gori, Paola Gagni, Marcella Chiari, Ganjana Lertmemongkolchai, Marina Cretich, Martino Bolognesi, Giorgio Colombo, Louise J Gourlay
Structure-based epitope prediction drives the design of diagnostic peptidic probes to reveal specific antibodies elicited in response to infections. We previously identified a highly immunoreactive epitope from the peptidoglycan-associated lipoprotein (Pal) antigen from Burkholderia pseudomallei, which could also diagnose Burkholderia cepacia infections. Here, considering the high phylogenetic conservation within Burkholderia species, we ask whether cross-reactivity can be reciprocally displayed by the synthetic epitope from B...
October 13, 2017: ACS Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677615/myopathology-of-adult-and-paediatric-mitochondrial-diseases
#17
REVIEW
Rahul Phadke
Mitochondria are dynamic organelles ubiquitously present in nucleated eukaryotic cells, subserving multiple metabolic functions, including cellular ATP generation by oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS). The OXPHOS machinery comprises five transmembrane respiratory chain enzyme complexes (RC). Defective OXPHOS gives rise to mitochondrial diseases (mtD). The incredible phenotypic and genetic diversity of mtD can be attributed at least in part to the RC dual genetic control (nuclear DNA (nDNA) and mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA)) and the complex interaction between the two genomes...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668323/cestode-parasites-release-extracellular-vesicles-with-micrornas-and-immunodiagnostic-protein-cargo
#18
María Eugenia Ancarola, Antonio Marcilla, Michaela Herz, Natalia Macchiaroli, Matías Pérez, Sebastián Asurmendi, Klaus Brehm, Carolina Poncini, Mara Rosenzvit, Marcela Cucher
Intercellular communication is crucial in multiple aspects of cell biology. This interaction can be mediated by several mechanisms including extracellular vesicle (EV) transfer. EV secretion by parasites has been reported in protozoans, trematodes and nematodes. Here we report that this mechanism is present in three different species of cestodes, Taenia crassiceps, Mesocestoides corti and Echinococcus multilocularis. To confirm this we determined, in vitro, the presence of EVs in culture supernatants by transmission electron microscopy...
June 29, 2017: International Journal for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655585/igm-and-igg-responses-in-schistosoma-mansoni-infected-mice-using-egg-and-worm-antigens-does-response-vary-with-parasitic-burden-and-phase-of-infection
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Miguel Cosenza, Emilia Barrios, Pimali Felibertt, Angel Castillo-Corujo, Génesis Ochoa, Eva Velasquez, Alejandra Rojas
Schistosomiasis is a chronic parasitic disease caused by trematodes of the genus Schistosoma, endemic in tropical and subtropical regions. The hepatic pathology of this parasitic disease could develop complications, such as fibrosis and cirrhosis, which can be fatal. The Venezuelan endemic area is considered as one of low transmission, which complicates the detection of infected individuals and signals the importance of improving the sensitivity of immunodiagnostic methods. Using ELISA, an evaluation was conducted of IgM and IgG responses to soluble antigens of eggs and female worms (SEA and SFWA) and excretion-secretion products of eggs and female worms (ESPE and ESPAW) in infected Balb/c mice with different parasitic burden and infection times...
August 2017: Experimental Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630382/immunodiagnostic-value-of-echinococcus-granulosus-recombinant-b8-1-subunit-of-antigen-b
#20
Amir Savardashtaki, Bahador Sarkari, Farzane Arianfar, Zohreh Mostafavi-Pour
BACKGROUND: Cystic echinococcosis (CE), as a chronic parasitic disease, is a major health problem in many countries. The performance of the currently available serodiagnostic tests for the diagnosis of CE is unsatisfactory. OBJECTIVE: The current study aimed at sub-cloning a gene, encoding the B8/1 subunit of antigen B (AgB) from Echinococcus granulosus, using gene optimization for the immunodiagnosis of human CE. METHODS: The coding sequence for AgB8/1 subunit of Echinococcus granulosus was selected from GenBank and was gene-optimized...
June 2017: Iranian Journal of Immunology: IJI
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