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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089302/germinal-center-lymphocyte-ratios-and-successful-hiv-vaccines
#1
Paula Gonzalez-Figueroa, Jonathan A Roco, Carola G Vinuesa
Current HIV vaccines are poor inducers of neutralizing antibodies (nAbs). A recent study in Cell Reports used serial fine-needle aspirates from rhesus macaque lymph nodes following HIV-1 surface envelope glycoprotein (Env) trimer immunization, generating a substantial production of HIV-1 nAbs. A remarkable correlation was found between antibody titers and a high frequency and ratio of germinal center B and T follicular helper (TFH) lymphocytes.
January 11, 2017: Trends in Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087539/quantitative-stability-of-hematopoietic-stem-and-progenitor-cell-clonal-output-in-transplanted-rhesus-macaques
#2
Samson J Koelle, Diego A Espinoza, Chuanfeng Wu, Jason Xu, Rong Lu, Brian Li, Robert E Donahue, Cynthia E Dunbar
Autologous transplantation of hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells lentivirally labeled with unique oligonucleotide barcodes flanked by sequencing primer targets enables quantitative assessment of the self-renewal and differentiation patterns of these cells in a myeloablative rhesus macaque model. Compared with other approaches to clonal tracking, this approach is highly quantitative and reproducible. We documented very stable multipotent long-term hematopoietic clonal output of monocytes, granulocytes, B cells and T cells from a polyclonal pool of hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells in four macaques followed for up to 49 months post-transplantation...
January 13, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077725/encoding-of-both-reaching-and-grasping-kinematics-in-dorsal-and-ventral-premotor-cortices
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Kazutaka Takahashi, Matthew D Best, Noah Huh, Kevin A Brown, Adil A Tobaa, Nicholas G Hatsopoulos
: Classically, it has been hypothesized that reach-to-grasp movements arise from two discrete parieto-frontal cortical networks. As part of these networks, the dorsal premotor cortex has been implicated in the control of reaching movements of the arm, while the ventral premotor cortex has been associated with the control of grasping movements of the hand. Recent studies have shown that such a strict delineation of function along anatomical boundaries is unlikely partly because reaching to different locations can alter distal hand kinematics and grasping different objects can affect kinematics of the proximal arm; Here, we used chronically implanted multi-electrode arrays to record unit spiking activity in both PMd and PMv simultaneously while rhesus macaques engaged in a reach-to-grasp task...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077654/neutralization-of-diverse-human-cytomegalovirus-strains-conferred-by-antibodies-targets-viral-gh-gl-pul128-131-pentameric-complex
#4
Sha Ha, Fengsheng Li, Matthew C Troutman, Daniel C Freed, Aimin Tang, John W Loughney, Dai Wang, I-Ming Wang, Josef Vlasak, David C Nickle, Richard R Rustandi, Melissa Hamm, Pete A DePhillips, Ningyan Zhang, Jason S McLellan, Hua Zhu, Stuart P Adler, Michael A McVoy, Zhiqiang An, Tong-Ming Fu
: Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) is the leading cause of congenital viral infection and developing a prophylactic vaccine is of high priority to public health. We recently reported a replication-defective human cytomegalovirus with restored pentameric complex gH/gL/pUL128-131 for prevention of congenital HCMV infection. While the quantity of vaccine-induced antibody responses can be measured in a viral neutralization assay, assessing the quality of such responses, including the ability of vaccine-induced antibodies to cross neutralize the field strains of HCMV, remains a challenge...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077441/predicting-ifn-%C3%AE-responses-after-bcg-vaccination-in-humans-from-macaques-a-proof-of-concept-study-of-immunostimulation-immunodynamic-modelling-methods
#5
Sophie J Rhodes, Charlotte Sarfas, Gwenan M Knight, Andrew White, Ansar A Pathan, Helen McShane, Thomas G Evans, Helen Fletcher, Sally Sharpe, Richard G White
INTRODUCTION: Macaques play a central role in human tuberculosis(TB) vaccine development. Immune and challenge responses differ across macaque and human subpopulations. We determined which macaque subpopulations best predicted immune responses in different human subpopulations, using novel immunostimulation/immunodynamic modelling methods in a proof of concept study. METHODS: Data on IFN-γ secreting CD4+ T cells over time after recent BCG vaccination were available for 55 humans and 81 macaques...
January 11, 2017: Clinical and Vaccine Immunology: CVI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075370/effect-of-carotenoid-supplemented-formula-on-carotenoid-bioaccumulation-in-tissues-of-infant-rhesus-macaques-a-pilot-study-focused-on-lutein
#6
Sookyoung Jeon, Martha Neuringer, Emily E Johnson, Matthew J Kuchan, Suzette L Pereira, Elizabeth J Johnson, John W Erdman
Lutein is the predominant carotenoid in the developing primate brain and retina, and may have important functional roles. However, its bioaccumulation pattern during early development is not understood. In this pilot study, we investigated whether carotenoid supplementation of infant formula enhanced lutein tissue deposition in infant rhesus macaques. Monkeys were initially breastfed; from 1 to 3 months of age they were fed either a formula supplemented with lutein, zeaxanthin, β-carotene and lycopene, or a control formula with low levels of these carotenoids, for 4 months (n = 2/group)...
January 10, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075174/analysis-of-sivmac-envelope-specific-antibodies-selected-via-phage-display
#7
Sergio Ita, Mayara Rovariz Agostinho, Katherine Sullivan, Seung Yub Han, Rana Akleh, Welkin Johnson, Ismael Ben Farouck Fofana
We have constructed a single chain Fv (scFv) phage display library from an SIV-infected rhesus macaque that developed unusually high-titer neutralizing antibody responses against tier-3, neutralization-resistant SIVmac239. The library was screened using trimeric (gp140) and monomeric (gp120) forms of the SIVmac239 envelope (Env) glycoprotein. We also cloned variable-heavy and variable-light (VH-VL) antibody fragments from 7 previously described rhesus macaque B-cell lines (BLCL) that produce SIV gp120-specific monoclonal antibodies (mAbs)...
January 11, 2017: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072409/alcohol-dose-dependent-dna-methylation-and-expression-in-the-nucleus-accumbens-identifies-coordinated-regulation-of-synaptic-genes
#8
R Cervera-Juanes, L J Wilhelm, B Park, K A Grant, B Ferguson
Alterations in DNA methylation have been associated with alcohol exposure and proposed to contribute to continued alcohol use; however, the molecular mechanisms involved remain obscure. We investigated the escalating effects of alcohol use on DNA methylation, gene expression and predicted neural effects in the nucleus accumbens of rhesus macaques that self-administered 4% alcohol for over 12 months. Using an exploratory approach to identify CpG-rich regions, followed by bisulfite sequencing, the methylation levels of 2...
January 10, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070761/effect-of-long-term-simulated-microgravity-on-immune-system-and-lung-tissues-in-rhesus-macaque
#9
Yang Chen, Chongyu Xu, Ping Wang, Yiling Cai, Huasong Ma
We evaluated different lymphocyte populations and levels of plasma cytokines in peripheral blood as well as inflammatory infiltration and expressions of cytokines in lung tissues derived from macaque under long-term stimulated microgravity through being suspended in an antiorthostatic position so as to identify relevant immune parameters and to understand potential mechanisms of lung injury. Fifteen healthy male rhesus macaques were randomly divided into groups 1 (control, n = 5), groups 2 (head-down tilting for 6 weeks, n = 5), and groups 3 (head-down tilting for 6 weeks and recovery for 4 weeks, n = 5)...
January 9, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069920/folding-but-not-surface-area-expansion-is-associated-with-cellular-morphological-maturation-in-the-fetal-cerebral-cortex
#10
Xiaojie Wang, Colin Studholme, Peta L Grigsby, Antonio E Frias, Verginia C Cuzon Carlson, Christopher D Kroenke
: Altered macroscopic anatomical characteristics of the cerebral cortex have been identified in individuals affected by various neurodevelopmental disorders. However, the cellular developmental mechanisms that give rise to these abnormalities are not understood. Recently, advances in image reconstruction of diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (diffusion MRI) have made possible high resolution in utero measurements of water diffusion anisotropy in the fetal brain. Here, diffusion anisotropy within the developing fetal cerebral cortex is longitudinally characterized in the rhesus macaque, focusing on gestation days (G) 85 through G135 of the 165 day term...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069597/chronic-binge-alcohol-induced-dysregulation-of-mitochondrial-related-genes-in-skeletal-muscle-of-simian-immunodeficiency-virus-infected-rhesus-macaques-at-end-stage-disease
#11
Anthony A Duplanty, Liz Simon, Patricia E Molina
AIMS: Alcohol use disorders are more prevalent in HIV patients than the general population. Both chronic alcohol consumption and HIV infection have been linked to mitochondrial dysregulation; and this is considered an important mechanism in the pathogenesis of muscle myopathy. This study investigated if chronic binge alcohol (CBA) administration impairs the expression of genes involved in mitochondrial homeostasis in SIV-infected macaques. METHODS: Male rhesus macaques were administered daily CBA (to achieve peak blood alcohol concentrations of 50-60 mM within 2 h after start of infusion) or sucrose (SUC) intragastrically 3 months prior to intravenous SIVmac251 inoculation and continued until macaques met criteria for end-stage disease...
January 8, 2017: Alcohol and Alcoholism: International Journal of the Medical Council on Alcoholism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069361/dna-mva-protein-vaccination-of-rhesus-macaques-induces-hiv-specific-immunity-in-mucosal-associated-lymph-nodes-and-functional-antibodies
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Gerald K Chege, Wendy A Burgers, Tracey L Müller, Clive M Gray, Enid G Shephard, Susan W Barnett, Guido Ferrari, David Montefiori, Carolyn Williamson, Anna-Lise Williamson
Successful future HIV vaccines are expected to generate an effective cellular and humoral response against the virus in both the peripheral blood and mucosal compartments. We previously reported the development of DNA-C and MVA-C vaccines based on HIV-1 subtype C and demonstrated their immunogenicity when given in a DNA prime-MVA boost combination in a nonhuman primate model. In the current study, rhesus macaques previously vaccinated with a DNA-C and MVA-C vaccine regimen were re-vaccinated 3.5years later with MVA-C followed by a protein vaccine based on HIV-1 subtype C envelope formulated with MF59 adjuvant (gp140Env/MF59), and finally a concurrent boost with both vaccines...
January 6, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063055/isolation-of-microglia-and-immune-infiltrates-from-mouse-and-primate-central-nervous-system
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Thais F Galatro, Ilia D Vainchtein, Nieske Brouwer, Erik W G M Boddeke, Bart J L Eggen
Microglia are the innate immune cells of the central nervous system (CNS) and play an important role in the maintenance of tissue homeostasis, providing neural support and neuroprotection. Microglia constantly survey their environment and quickly respond to homeostatic perturbations. Microglia are increasingly implicated in neuropathological and neurodegenerative conditions, such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and glioma progression. Here, we describe a detailed isolation protocol for microglia and immune infiltrates, optimized for large amounts of post mortem tissue from human and rhesus macaque, as well as smaller tissue amounts from mouse brain and spinal cord, that yield a highly purified microglia population (up to 98 % purity)...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060314/analysis-of-simian-immunodeficiency-virus-specific-cd8-t-cells-in-rhesus-macaques-by-peptide-mhc-i-tetramer-staining
#14
Lucas Gonzalez-Nieto, Aline Domingues, Michael Ricciardi, Martin J Gutman, Helen S Maxwell, Nuria Pedreño-Lopez, Varian Bailey, Diogo M Magnani, Mauricio A Martins
Peptide-major histocompatibility complex class I (pMHC-I) tetramers have been an invaluable tool to study CD8(+) T-cell responses. Because these reagents directly bind to T-cell receptors on the surface of CD8(+) T-lymphocytes, fluorochrome-labeled pMHC-I tetramers enable the accurate detection of antigen (Ag)-specific CD8(+) T-cells without the need for in vitro re-stimulation. Moreover, when combined with multi-color flow cytometry, pMHC-I tetramer staining can reveal key aspects of Ag-specific CD8(+) T-cells, including differentiation stage, memory phenotype, and activation status...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057819/a-new-method-to-evaluate-macaque-health-using-exhaled-breath-a-case-study-of-m-tuberculosis-in-a-bsl-3-setting
#15
Theodore R Mellors, Lionel Blanchet, JoAnne L Flynn, Jaime Tomko, Melanie O'Malley, Charles A Scanga, Philana L Lin, Jane E Hill
Breath is hypothesized to contain clinically relevant information, useful for the diagnosis and monitoring of disease, as well as understanding underlying pathogenesis. Non-human primates, such as the cynomolgus macaque, serve as an important model for the study of human disease, including over 70 different human infections. In this feasibility study, exhaled breath was successfully collected in less than five minutes under Biosafety Level 3 conditions from five anesthetized, intubated cynomolgus and rhesus macaques, before and after lung infection with M...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055295/igg-fc-variant-cross-reactivity-between-human-and-rhesus-macaque-fc%C3%AE-rs
#16
Austin W Boesch, Adam R Miles, Ying N Chan, Nana Y Osei-Owusu, Margaret E Ackerman
Non-human primate (NHP) studies are often an essential component of antibody development efforts prior to human trials. Because the efficacy or toxicity of candidate antibodies may depend on their interactions with Fcγ receptors (FcγR) and their resulting ability to induce FcγR-mediated effector functions such as antibody-dependent cell-meditated cytotoxicity and phagocytosis (ADCP), the evaluation of human IgG variants with modulated affinity towards human FcγR is becoming more prevalent in both infectious disease and oncology studies in NHP...
January 5, 2017: MAbs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054806/early-amygdala-or-hippocampus-damage-influences-adolescent-female-social-behavior-during-group-formation
#17
Gilda Moadab, Eliza Bliss-Moreau, Melissa D Bauman, David G Amaral
This study continues a longitudinal analysis of rhesus macaque social behavior following bilateral neonatal ibotenic acid lesions of the amygdala or hippocampus, or sham operations. The social behavior of female subjects was evaluated at a critical developmental time point-the transition to adulthood. At approximately 4 years of age, female subjects were housed in small groups with other female subjects and reproductively viable adult males. As compared with neurologically intact control animals and animals with early amygdala damage, animals with early hippocampal damage were more social with their female peers...
January 5, 2017: Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051083/the-loss-of-ccr6-and-cd161-cd4-t-cell-homeostasis-contributes-to-disease-progression-in-siv-infected-rhesus-macaques
#18
C S McGary, X Alvarez, S Harrington, B Cervasi, E S Ryan, R I Iriele, S Paganini, J L Harper, K Easley, G Silvestri, A A Ansari, M Lichterfeld, L Micci, M Paiardini
Although previous studies have shown that CD4(+) T cells expressing CCR6 and CD161 are depleted from blood during HIV infection, the mechanisms underlying their loss remain unclear. In this study, we investigated how the homeostasis of CCR6(+) and CD161(+) CD4(+) T cells contributes to SIV disease progression and the mechanisms responsible for their loss from circulation. By comparing SIV infection in rhesus macaques (RMs) and natural host sooty mangabeys (SMs), we found that the loss of CCR6(+) and CD161(+) CD4(+) T cells from circulation is a distinguishing feature of progressive SIV infection in RMs...
January 4, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042947/efficient-transduction-of-human-and-rhesus-macaque-primary-t-cells-by-a-modified-human-immunodeficiency-virus-type-1-hiv-1-based-lentiviral-vector
#19
Huan He, Jing Xue, Weiming Wang, Lihong Liu, Chaobaihui Ye, Zhe Cong, Jason Kimata, Chuan Qin, Paul Zhou
HIV-1-based lentiviral vectors efficiently transduce genes to human, but not rhesus, primary T cells and hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs). The poor transduction of HIV-1 vectors to rhesus cells is mainly due to species-specific restriction factors such as rhesus TRIM5α. Previously, several strategies to modify HIV-1 vectors were developed to overcome rhesus TRIM5α restriction. While the modified HIV-1 vectors efficiently transduce rhesus HSCs, they remain suboptimal for rhesus primary T cells. Recently, HIV-1 variants that encode combinations of LNEIE mutations in capsid (CA) protein and SIVmac239 Vif were found to replicate efficiently in rhesus primary T cells...
January 2, 2017: Human Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041780/unique-cellular-and-humoral-immunogenicity-profiles-generated-by-aerosol-intranasal-or-parenteral-vaccination-in-rhesus-macaques
#20
Diane L Bolton, Kaimei Song, Georgia D Tomaras, Srinivas Rao, Mario Roederer
Respiratory mucosa immunization is capable of eliciting both local and distal mucosal immune responses; it is a potentially powerful yet largely unused modality for vaccination against respiratory diseases. Targeting the lower versus upper airways by aerosol delivery alters the immunogenicity profile of a vaccine, although the full extent of this impact is not well characterized. We set out to define the cellular and humoral response profiles elicited by immunization via intranasal, small aerosol droplets, and large aerosol droplets...
December 29, 2016: Vaccine
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