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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404571/early-detection-of-circulating-antigen-and-igm-associated-immune-complexes-during-experimental-mycobacterium-bovis-infection-in-cattle
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Konstantin P Lyashchenko, Rena Greenwald, Alina Sikar-Gang, Archana A Sridhara, Ashley Johnathan, Paul Lambotte, Javan Esfandiari, Mayara F Maggioli, Tyler C Thacker, Mitchell V Palmer, W Ray Waters
The presence of circulating antigen in cattle experimentally infected with Mycobacterium bovis was demonstrated using dual-path platform (DPP) technology. The antigen-capture immunoassays employed rabbit polyclonal antibody recognizing predominantly M. tuberculosis complex-specific epitopes and were able to detect soluble substances and whole cells of mycobacteria. The antigen found in serum appeared to be mostly bound to IgM, but not to IgG, within the immune complexes formed at early stages of M. bovis infection...
April 12, 2017: Clinical and Vaccine Immunology: CVI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359828/tspka-r-a-potential-immunodiagnostic-antigen-for-the-detection-of-porcine-cysticercosis
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Guangxue Liu, Panhong Liang, Shaohua Zhang, Aijiang Guo, Lijie Wang, Yadong Zheng, Xuenong Luo
Cysticercosis, caused by metacestodes of Taenia solium, has a significant soci-economic impact and is of considerable importance in public health. However, there are no specific diagnostic antigens to distinguish between T. solim and Taenia hydatigena. In the present study, cAMP-dependent protein kinase regulatory subunit (TsPKA-r), an excretory/secretary (ES) antigen of T. solium, was used to establish a specific and sensitive diagnostic tool for detection of porcine cysticercosis. The full-length sequence encoding TsPKA-r was amplified by PCR, sequenced and then identified by bioinformatics...
March 28, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341036/advanced-methodologies-in-high-throughput-sequencing-of-immune-repertoires
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REVIEW
Simon Friedensohn, Tarik A Khan, Sai T Reddy
In recent years, major efforts have been made to develop sophisticated experimental and bioinformatic workflows for sequencing adaptive immune repertoires. The immunological insight gained has been applied to fields as varied as lymphocyte biology, immunodiagnostics, vaccines, cancer immunotherapy, and antibody engineering. In this review, we provide a detailed overview of these advanced methodologies, focusing specifically on strategies to reduce sequencing errors and bias and to achieve high-throughput pairing of variable regions (e...
March 2017: Trends in Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336309/usefulness-of-the-ellipro-epitope-predictor-program-in-defining-the-repertoire-of-hla-abc-eplets
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Rene J Duquesnoy, Marilyn Marrari
HLA matching at the epitope level offers new opportunities to identify suitable donors for transplant patients. The International HLA Epitope Registry (www.Epregistry.com.br) describes for the various HLA loci, repertoires of eplets including those that correspond to epitopes experimentally verified with specific antibodies. There are also many eplets which have remained as theoretical entities because no informative antibodies have been found. Which of them have immunogenic potential or conversely, might be considered as non-epitopes that cannot elicit specific antibody responses? This question is important for the application of epitope-based HLA matching in clinical transplantation...
March 20, 2017: Human Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320455/a-systematic-review-of-taeniasis-cysticercosis-and-trichinellosis-in-vietnam
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Dinh Ng-Nguyen, Mark A Stevenson, Rebecca J Traub
Taeniasis, cysticercosis and trichinellosis have been ranked as the most important food-borne parasites of humans in terms of public health, socioeconomic and trade impact. Despite this, information on these food-borne zoonoses in Vietnam is scarce and fragmented, and many local reports remain inaccessible to the international research community. This study aims to conduct comprehensive literature searches to report on the incidence and estimate the true prevalence of taeniasis in humans and T. solium cysticercosis in humans and pigs in Vietnam utilizing Bayesian models; in addition, to report the incidence and the distribution of trichinellosis...
March 21, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301944/orientation-and-characterization-of-immobilized-antibodies-for-improved-immunoassays-review
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Nicholas G Welch, Judith A Scoble, Benjamin W Muir, Paul J Pigram
Orientation of surface immobilized capture proteins, such as antibodies, plays a critical role in the performance of immunoassays. The sensitivity of immunodiagnostic procedures is dependent on presentation of the antibody, with optimum performance requiring the antigen binding sites be directed toward the solution phase. This review describes the most recent methods for oriented antibody immobilization and the characterization techniques employed for investigation of the antibody state. The introduction describes the importance of oriented antibodies for maximizing biosensor capabilities...
March 16, 2017: Biointerphases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285502/potential-vaccine-targets-against-rabbit-coccidiosis-by-immunoproteomic-analysis
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Hongyan Song, Ronglian Dong, Baofeng Qiu, Jin Jing, Shunxing Zhu, Chun Liu, Yingmei Jiang, Liucheng Wu, Shengcun Wang, Jin Miao, Yixiang Shao
The aim of this study was to identify antigens for a vaccine or drug target to control rabbit coccidiosis. A combination of 2-dimensional electrophoresis, immunoblotting, and mass spectrometric analysis were used to identify novel antigens from the sporozoites of Eimeria stiedae. Protein spots were recognized by the sera of New Zealand rabbits infected artificially with E. stiedae. The proteins were characterized by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF/TOF-MS) analysis in combination with bioinformatics...
February 2017: Korean Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245186/evaluation-of-two-fully-automated-immunoassay-based-tests-for-the-measurement-of-1%C3%AE-25-dihydroxyvitamin-d-in-human-serum-and-comparison-with-lc-ms-ms
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Katharina Spanaus, Arnold von Eckardstein
BACKGROUND: 1α,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D [1,25(OH)2 vitD] is the bioactive form of vitamin D. Due to the very low concentrations of 1,25(OH)2 vitD in the blood and its lipophilic character, measurement of this parameter is analytically challenging. Requiring preceding manual extraction steps before analysis, previous assays have been laborious. METHODS: In the presented study, we evaluated the performance of two immunoassays from DiaSorin and from Immunodiagnostic Systems (IDS) which combine fully automated extraction and measurement of 1,25(OH)2 vitD...
February 28, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245183/evaluation-of-a-human-anti-mouse-antibody-rapid-test-for-patients-requiring-radio-immunodiagnostic
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Chloé Lamesa, Anne-Sophie Gauchez, Roseline Mazet, Luc Foroni, Daniel Fagret, Marie-Dominique Desruet
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 28, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220916/magnetic-digital-microfluidics-a-review
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REVIEW
Yi Zhang, Nam-Trung Nguyen
A digital microfluidic platform manipulates droplets on an open surface. Magnetic digital microfluidics utilizes magnetic forces for actuation and offers unique advantages compared to other digital microfluidic platforms. First, the magnetic particles used in magnetic digital microfluidics have multiple functions. In addition to serving as actuators, they also provide a functional solid substrate for molecule binding, which enables a wide range of applications in molecular diagnostics and immunodiagnostics...
March 14, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127366/antigenic-cross-reactivity-among-haemonchus-contortus-oesophagostomum-columbianum-and-trichuris-ovis-of-goat
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Ruma Jas, Joydeb Ghosh, Kinsuk DAS
BACKGROUND: Cross antigenicity is the major problem in developing a reliable tool for immunodiagnosis and immunoprophylaxis of parasitic diseases. Mixed infection due to different types of gastrointestinal parasites is more common than single species infection under field condition. METHODS: The present study was undertaken to detect antigenic cross-reactivity among Haemonchus contortus, Oesophagostomum columbianum and Trichuris ovis of goats by SDS-PAGE and western blot analysis using hyperimmune sera (HIS) rose in rabbit separately against the antigens of the three nematode species...
October 2016: Iranian Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114304/modelling-anti-ov16-igg4-antibody-prevalence-as-an-indicator-for-evaluation-and-decision-making-in-onchocerciasis-elimination-programmes
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Yvonne L Lont, Luc E Coffeng, Sake J de Vlas, Allison Golden, Tala de Los Santos, Gonzalo J Domingo, Wilma A Stolk
BACKGROUND: Onchocerciasis is targeted for elimination in Africa through annual or biannual ivermectin mass drug administration (MDA). An immunodiagnostic test, based on the detection of human IgG4 antibodies in the blood to the Onchocerca volvulus-specific antigen Ov16, is one of the recommended tools for determining whether transmission is interrupted and mass treatment can stop. For different transmission settings, the relationship between post-MDA Ov16 antibody prevalence in children (measured 1 year after the last round of MDA) and the duration and coverage of MDA, the mf prevalence in the population, and the probability that onchocerciasis is eventually eliminated is explored through mathematical modelling...
January 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087312/immunisation-choice-of-host-adjuvants-and-boosting-schedules-with-emphasis-on-polyclonal-antibody-production
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REVIEW
Philippe Delahaut
Polyclonal antibodies are frequently used as immunodiagnostic tools in fundamental research. They are also used for routine diagnostic purposes in human and veterinary medicine and for quality control procedures in the food-processing industry. The antibody is a major component of the detection system. It binds with the molecule to be identified. This conjugate is subsequently revealed by means of binding the antibody with a radio-isotope, a fluorescent substance, an enzyme inducing a color change, or a biosensor based analytical system...
January 10, 2017: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043501/comparative-proteomic-analysis-of-sequential-isolates-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-sensitive-and-resistant-beijing-type-from-a-patient-with-pulmonary-tuberculosis
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Amit Singh, Anil Kumar Gupta, Krishnamoorthy Gopinath, Divakar Sharma, Prashant Sharma, Deepa Bisht, Pawan Sharma, Sarman Singh
AIM & OBJECTIVE: In India, tuberculosis (TB) is a foremost health problem, and the emergence of multidrug-resistant (MDR) and extensively drug resistant (XDR) strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tuberculosis) has further complicated the situation. Although various mechanisms have been proposed to elucidate the emergence of resistance, our knowledge remains insufficient. The formation of a very complex network and drugs of proteins are countered by their efflux/modification or target over-expression/modification...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043495/development-of-rapid-immuno-diagnostic-test-for-the-early-detection-of-tuberculosis
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Anil Kumar Gupta, Saumya Srivastava, Amit Singh, Sarman Singh
AIMS AND OBJECTIVE: To develop novel immunodiagnostic test for tuberculosis. METHODS: The selected novel proteins named as Rv2145c (SS1), Rv1437 (SS2), Rv1827 (SS3), and Rv2970c (SS4) were cloned, expressed and purified under specific conditions. Additionally, monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) were developed using these recombinant antigens via hybridoma technology. Hybridoma clones were screened and positive clones were selected for further experiment. The mAbs were purified from cell culture supernatant using protein A/G column chromatography...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043327/acetylcholinesterases-from-entomopathogenic-nematode-heterorhabditid-bacteriophora-susceptibility-to-insecticides-and-immunological-characteristics
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Magda A Mohamed, El-Sayed M E Mahdy, Abd-El-Hady M Ghazy, Nihal M Ibrahim, Hatem A El-Mezayen, Manal M E Ghanem
Acetylcholinesterases (AChEs) from the infective juveniles (IJs) of entomopathogenic nematode (EPN) have been investigated with respect to their susceptibility to insecticides and immunological characteristics, aiming at nominating the most compatible insecticide(s) to be used in conjunction with the most insecticide-tolerant EPN strain before incorporation in integrated pest management (IPM) programs. The inhibition kinetics of two purified AChE isoenzymes, AChEAII and AChEBI isolated from Heterorhabditid bacteriophora EM2 strain, by different insecticides revealed that the insensitivity to inhibition by such insecticides could be arranged in a descending order as; methomyl>carbofuran>acetamiprid>oxamyl>malathion...
January 2017: Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012899/corning-hyperflask-%C3%A2-for-viral-amplification-and-production-of-diagnostic-reagents
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Brian J Kearney, Matthew A Voorhees, Priscilla L Williams, Scott P Olschner, Cynthia A Rossi, Randal J Schoepp
Viral preparations are essential components in diagnostic research and development. The production of large quantities of virus traditionally is done by infecting numerous tissue culture flasks or roller bottles, which require large incubators and/or roller bottle racks. The Corning HYPERFlask(®) is a multilayer flask that uses a gas permeable film to provide gas exchange between the cells and culture medium and the atmospheric environment. This study evaluated the suitability of the HYPERFlask for production of Lassa, Ebola, Bundibugyo, Reston, and Marburg viruses and compared it to more traditional methods using tissue culture flasks and roller bottles...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936034/flow-cytometry-as-a-tool-for-quality-control-of-fluorescent-conjugates-used-in-immunoassays
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Marta de Almeida Santiago, Bruna de Paula Fonseca E Fonseca, Christiane de Fátima da Silva Marques, Edimilson Domingos da Silva, Alvaro Luiz Bertho, Ana Cristina Martins de Almeida Nogueira
The use of antibodies in immunodiagnostic kits generally implies the conjugation of these proteins with other molecules such as chromophores or fluorochromes. The development of more sensitive quality control procedures than spectrophotometry is essential to assure the use of better fluorescent conjugates since the fluorescent conjugates are critical reagents for a variety of immunodiagnostic kits. In this article, we demonstrate a new flow cytometric protocol to evaluate conjugates by molecules of equivalent soluble fluorochromes (MESF) and by traditional flow cytometric analysis...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894367/potential-immunological-markers-for-diagnosis-of-human-strongyloidiasis-using-heterologous-antigens
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M A Corral, F M Paula, D M C L Meisel, V L P Castilho, E M N Gonçalves, D Levy, S P Bydlowski, P P Chieffi, W Castro-Borges, R C B Gryschek
Strongyloides venezuelensis is a parasitic nematode of rodents that is frequently used to obtain heterologous antigens for immunological diagnosis of human strongyloidiasis. The aim of this study was to identify antigens from filariform larvae of S. venezuelensis for immunodiagnosis of human strongyloidiasis. Soluble and membrane fractions from filariform larvae of S. venezuelensis were obtained in phosphate saline (SS and SM) and in Tris-HCl buffer (TS and TM), and were analysed by Western blotting. Different antigenic components were recognized by IgG antibodies from the sera of strongyloidiasis patients...
February 2017: Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881117/novel-prokaryotic-expression-of-thioredoxin-fused-insulinoma-associated-protein-tyrosine-phosphatase-2-ia-2-its-characterization-and-immunodiagnostic-application
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Luciano Lucas Guerra, Natalia Inés Faccinetti, Aldana Trabucchi, Bruno David Rovitto, Adriana Victoria Sabljic, Edgardo Poskus, Ruben Francisco Iacono, Silvina Noemí Valdez
BACKGROUND: The insulinoma associated protein tyrosine phosphatase 2 (IA-2) is one of the immunodominant autoantigens involved in the autoimmune attack to the beta-cell in Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus. In this work we have developed a complete and original process for the production and recovery of the properly folded intracellular domain of IA-2 fused to thioredoxin (TrxIA-2ic) in Escherichia coli GI698 and GI724 strains. We have also carried out the biochemical and immunochemical characterization of TrxIA-2icand design variants of non-radiometric immunoassays for the efficient detection of IA-2 autoantibodies (IA-2A)...
November 24, 2016: BMC Biotechnology
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