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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523822/development-of-a-novel-flow-cytometric-immunobead-array-to-quantify-vwf-ag-and-vwf-gpibr-and-its-application-in-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Bin Yan, Mengqiao Xu, Yunxiao Zhao, Haijun Guo, Lijun Xia, Changgeng Ruan, Yiming Zhao
OBJECTIVES: Both von Willebrand disease (VWD) and acute myocardial infarction (AMI) involve quantitative and qualitative changes in von Willebrand factor (VWF). Our objective was to develop a rapid and precise flow cytometric immunobead array (FCIA) to quantify VWF antigen (VWF:Ag) and ristocetin-triggered platelet glycoprotein Ib binding (VWF:GPIbR), and apply it in a clinical setting. METHODS: Microbeads, coated with monoclonal antibodies for SZ29 or SZ151 IgG, were incubated with diluted plasma...
May 18, 2017: European Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522690/resistance-to-malaria-through-structural-variation-of-red-blood-cell-invasion-receptors
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Ellen M Leffler, Gavin Band, George B J Busby, Katja Kivinen, Quang Si Le, Geraldine M Clarke, Kalifa A Bojang, David J Conway, Muminatou Jallow, Fatoumatta Sisay-Joof, Edith C Bougouma, Valentina D Mangano, David Modiano, Sodiomon B Sirima, Eric Achidi, Tobias O Apinjoh, Kevin Marsh, Carolyne M Ndila, Norbert Peshu, Thomas N Williams, Chris Drakeley, Alphaxard Manjurano, Hugh Reyburn, Eleanor Riley, David Kachala, Malcolm Molyneux, Vysaul Nyirongo, Terrie Taylor, Nicole Thornton, Louise Tilley, Shane Grimsley, Eleanor Drury, Jim Stalker, Victoria Cornelius, Christina Hubbart, Anna E Jeffreys, Kate Rowlands, Kirk A Rockett, Chris C A Spencer, Dominic P Kwiatkowski
The malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum invades human red blood cells via interactions between host and parasite surface proteins. By analyzing genome sequence data from human populations, including 1269 individuals from sub-Saharan Africa, we identify a diverse array of large copy number variants affecting the host invasion receptor genes GYPA and GYPB We find that a nearby association with severe malaria is explained by a complex structural rearrangement involving the loss of GYPB and gain of two GYPB-A hybrid genes, which encode a serologically distinct blood group antigen known as Dantu...
May 18, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522600/frontline-science-nasal-epithelial-gm-csf-contributes-to-tlr5-mediated-modulation-of-airway-dendritic-cells-and-subsequent-iga-response
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Yuan Cao, Ejuan Zhang, Jingyi Yang, Yi Yang, Jie Yu, Yang Xiao, Wei Li, Dihan Zhou, Yaoming Li, Bali Zhao, Hu Yan, Mengji Lu, Maohua Zhong, Huimin Yan
Flagellin, as a TLR5 agonist, is an established mucosal adjuvant for enhancing mucosal IgA responses by i.n. immunization. Nasal epithelial cells (NECs) are the first sentinel cells to be exposed to antigen and adjuvant in i.n. immunization, and it is suggested that they play an important role in the mucosal adjuvant activity of flagellin. However, the molecular mechanism leading to modulation and the response by flagellin-activated NECs remain unknown. We aimed to identify the soluble mediator(s) from flagellin-activated NECs that modulate the functions of airway dendritic cells (DCs) and enhance subsequent IgA response...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515134/identification-of-novel-seroreactive-antigens-in-johne-s-disease-cattle-using-the-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-protein-array
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John P Bannantine, Joseph J Campo, Lingling Li, Arlo Randall, Jozelyn Pablo, Craig A Praul, Juan Antonio Raygoza Garay, Judith R Stabel, Vivek Kapur
Johne's Disease, a chronic gastrointestinal inflammatory disease caused by Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (Map), is endemic in dairy cattle and other ruminants worldwide and remains a challenge to diagnose using traditional serological methods. Given the close phylogenetic relationship between Map and the human pathogen, Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), we here applied a whole proteome Mtb protein array to identify seroreactive and diagnostic Map antigens. A genome-scale pairwise analysis of amino acid identity between orthologous proteins in Map and Mtb showed an average of 62% identity, with more than half the orthologous proteins sharing > 75% identity...
May 17, 2017: Clinical and Vaccine Immunology: CVI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507549/human-lung-mononuclear-phagocytes-in-health-and-disease
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REVIEW
Faezzah Baharom, Gregory Rankin, Anders Blomberg, Anna Smed-Sörensen
The lungs are vulnerable to attack by respiratory insults such as toxins, allergens, and pathogens, given their continuous exposure to the air we breathe. Our immune system has evolved to provide protection against an array of potential threats without causing collateral damage to the lung tissue. In order to swiftly detect invading pathogens, monocytes, macrophages, and dendritic cells (DCs)-together termed mononuclear phagocytes (MNPs)-line the respiratory tract with the key task of surveying the lung microenvironment in order to discriminate between harmless and harmful antigens and initiate immune responses when necessary...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503405/nanoparticle-design-strategies-for-effective-cancer-immunotherapy
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Praveena Velpurisiva, Aniket Gad, Brandon Piel, Rahul Jadia, Prakash Rai
Cancer immunotherapy is a rapidly evolving and paradigm shifting treatment modality that adds a strong tool to the collective cancer treatment arsenal. It can be effective even for late stage diagnoses and has already received clinical approval. Tumors are known to not only avoid immune surveillance but also exploit the immune system to continue local tumor growth and metastasis. Because of this, most immunotherapies, particularly those directed against solid cancers, have thus far only benefited a small minority of patients...
2017: J Biomed (Syd)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501746/a-label-free-nanostructured-plasmonic-biosensor-based-on-blu-ray-discs-with-integrated-microfluidics-for-sensitive-biodetection
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Gerardo A López-Muñoz, M-Carmen Estevez, E Cristina Peláez-Gutierrez, Antoni Homs-Corbera, M Carmen García-Hernandez, J Ignacio Imbaud, Laura M Lechuga
Nanostructure-based plasmonic biosensors have quickly positioned themselves as interesting candidates for the design of portable optical biosensor platforms considering the potential benefits they can offer in integration, miniaturization, multiplexing, and real-time label-free detection. We have developed a simple integrated nanoplasmonic sensor taking advantage of the periodic nanostructured array of commercial Blu-ray discs. Sensors with two gold film thicknesses (50 and 100nm) were fabricated and optically characterized by varying the oblique-angle of the incident light in optical reflectance measurements...
May 10, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487815/phospholipid-arrays-on-porous-polymer-coatings-generated-by-micro-contact-spotting
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Sylwia Sekula-Neuner, Monica de Freitas, Lea-Marie Tröster, Tobias Jochum, Pavel A Levkin, Michael Hirtz, Harald Fuchs
Nanoporous poly(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate-co-ethylene dimethacrylate) (HEMA-EDMA) is used as a 3D mesh for spotting lipid arrays. Its porous structure is an ideal matrix for lipid ink to infiltrate, resulting in higher fluorescent signal intensity as compared to similar arrays on strictly 2D substrates like glass. The embedded lipid arrays show high stability against washing steps, while still being accessible for protein and antibody binding. To characterize binding to polymer-embedded lipids we have applied Streptavidin as well as biologically important biotinylated androgen receptor binding onto 1,2-dipalmitoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphoethanolamine-N-(cap biotinyl) (Biotinyl Cap PE) and anti-DNP IgE recognition of 2,4-dinitrophenyl[1,2-dipalmitoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphoethanolamine-N-[6-[(2,4-dinitrophenyl)amino]hexanoyl] (DNP)] antigen...
2017: Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482492/electrochemical-immunosensor-based-on-zno-nanorods-au-nanoparticles-nanohybrids-for-ovarian-cancer-antigen-ca-125-detection
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REVIEW
Gisane Gasparotto, João Paulo C Costa, Paulo I Costa, Maria A Zaghete, Talita Mazon
In this research, ZnO nanorods - Au nanoparticles nanohybrids have been fabricated and employed to sensitive electrochemical strategy for the specific detection of the ovarian cancer antigen CA-125/MUC126. The microdevice was developed in our lab based on gold and silver electrodes sputtered on glass substrate. The ZnO nanorods arrays were grown on working electrode using assisted microwave hydrothermal synthesis than gold nanoparticles (Au NPs) were deposited by sputtering. The Au NPs onto ZnO nanorods surface provides a favorable platform for efficient loading of anti-CA-125 antibody via binding with cystamine and glutaraldehyde...
July 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474886/multivalent-soluble-antigen-arrays-exhibit-high-avidity-binding-and-modulation-of-b-cell-receptor-mediated-signaling-to-drive-efficacy-against-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis
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Brittany L Hartwell, Chad J Pickens, Martin Leon, Cory Berkland
A pressing need exists for antigen-specific immunotherapies (ASIT) that induce selective tolerance in autoimmune disease while avoiding deleterious global immunosuppression. Multivalent soluble antigen arrays (SAgAPLP:LABL), consisting of a hyaluronic acid (HA) linear polymer backbone cografted with multiple copies of autoantigen (PLP) and cell adhesion inhibitor (LABL) peptides, are designed to induce tolerance to a specific multiple sclerosis (MS) autoantigen. Previous studies established that hydrolyzable SAgAPLP:LABL, employing a degradable linker to codeliver PLP and LABL, was therapeutic in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) in vivo and exhibited antigen-specific binding with B cells, targeted the B cell receptor (BCR), and dampened BCR-mediated signaling in vitro...
May 17, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473713/structure-aided-design-of-a-neu5gc-specific-lectin
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Christopher J Day, Adrienne W Paton, Melanie A Higgins, Lucy K Shewell, Freda E-C Jen, Benjamin L Schulz, Brock P Herdman, James C Paton, Michael P Jennings
Subtilase cytotoxin (SubAB) of Escherichia coli is an AB5 class bacterial toxin. The pentameric B subunit (SubB) binds the cellular carbohydrate receptor, α2-3-linked N-glycolylneuraminic acid (Neu5Gc). Neu5Gc is not expressed on normal human cells, but is expressed by cancer cells. Elevated Neu5Gc has been observed in breast, ovarian, prostate, colon and lung cancer. The presence of Neu5Gc is prognostically important, and correlates with invasiveness, metastasis and tumour grade. Neu5Gc binding by SubB suggests that it may have utility as a diagnostic tool for the detection Neu5Gc tumor antigens...
May 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471803/search-for-genetic-factor-association-with-cancer-free-prostate-specific-antigen-level-elevation-on-the-basis-of-a-genome-wide-association-study-in-the-korean-population
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Eun Kyung Choe, Young Lee, Jeong Yeon Cho, Seung Ho Choi, Boram Park, Jong-Eun Lee, Eun Young Cho
We investigated the genetic markers associated with elevated serum prostate-specific antigen (sPSA) levels to improve the predictive power of sPSA in screening for prostate cancer. A genome-wide association study was carried out among 4124 healthy Korean male adults using the Affymetrix Axiom Customized Biobank Genotyping Arrays for sPSA levels. A subgroup analysis for increased sPSA levels who underwent a prostate biopsy (n=64) was also carried out. We detected 11 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) near the Solute carrier family 45member 3, AGAP7P, MSMB, LOC101929917, and KLK3 genes associated with sPSA levels...
May 3, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462458/crossreactivity-of-an-antiserum-directed-to-the-gram-negative-bacterium-neisseria-gonorrhoeae-with-the-snare-complex-protein-snap23-correlates-to-impaired-exocytosis-in-sh-sy5y-cells
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A Almamy, C Schwerk, H Schroten, H Ishikawa, A R Asif, B Reuss
Early maternal infections with Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) correlate to an increased lifetime schizophrenia risk for the offspring, which might be due to an immune-mediated mechanism. Here, we investigated the interactions of polyclonal antisera to NG (α-NG) with a first trimester prenatal brain multiprotein array, revealing among others the SNARE-complex protein Snap23 as a target antigen for α-NG. This interaction was confirmed by Western blot analysis with a recombinant Snap23 protein, whereas the closely related Snap25 failed to interact with α-NG...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460084/protein-array-autoantibody-profiles-to-determine-diagnostic-markers-for-neuropsychiatric-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Pomme M van der Meulen, Anouk M Barendregt, Eloy Cuadrado, César Magro-Checa, Gerda M Steup-Beekman, Dieneke Schonenberg-Meinema, J Merlijn Van den Berg, Quan-Zhen Li, Paul A Baars, Diana Wouters, Alexandre E Voskuyl, Ineke R J M Ten Berge, Tom W J Huizinga, Taco W Kuijpers
Objective.: The aim was to investigate the association between autoantibodies (autoAbs) and neuropsychiatric (NP) involvement in patients with SLE and to evaluate whether any autoAb or a combination of these autoAbs could indicate the underlying pathogenic process. Methods.: Using a multiplexed protein array for 94 antigens, we compared the serum autoAb profiles of 69 NPSLE patients, 203 SLE patients without NP involvement (non-NPSLE) and 51 healthy controls. Furthermore, we compared the profiles of NPSLE patients with clinical inflammatory (n = 38) and ischaemic (n = 31) NP involvement...
April 27, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454305/microrna-profile-of-hepatic-epithelioid-hemangioendothelioma-a-case-report
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Asahiro Morishita, Hisakazu Iwama, Hirohito Yoneyama, Teppei Sakamoto, Koji Fujita, Takako Nomura, Joji Tani, Hisaaki Miyoshi, Shintaro Fujihara, Noriko Nishiyama, Hideki Kobara, Hirohito Mori, Naoki Yamamoto, Keiichi Okano, Yasuyuki Suzuki, Emi Ibuki, Reiji Haba, Takashi Himoto, Tsutomu Masaki
A 72-year-old female was referred for further evaluation of epigastralgia. Abdominal contrast computed tomography revealed numerous tumors in the two lobes of the liver. Liver biopsy and immunohistochemical staining revealed that the tumor cells were positive for factor VIII-associated antigen, platelet endothelial cell adhesion molecule 1 and human hematopoietic progenitor cell antigen, concordant with a diagnosis of hepatic epithelioid hemangioendothelioma (HEH). To elucidate the etiology of HEH, particularly the microRNA (miRNA) profiles, tissue samples obtained from normal and tumor tissues were analyzed using a miRNA array system...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448040/determination-of-high-affinity-antibody-antigen-binding-kinetics-using-four-biosensor-platforms
#16
Danlin Yang, Ajit Singh, Helen Wu, Rachel Kroe-Barrett
Label-free optical biosensors are powerful tools in drug discovery for the characterization of biomolecular interactions. In this study, we describe the use of four routinely used biosensor platforms in our laboratory to evaluate the binding affinity and kinetics of ten high-affinity monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) against human proprotein convertase subtilisin kexin type 9 (PCSK9). While both Biacore T100 and ProteOn XPR36 are derived from the well-established Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) technology, the former has four flow cells connected by serial flow configuration, whereas the latter presents 36 reaction spots in parallel through an improvised 6 x 6 crisscross microfluidic channel configuration...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446665/dense-array-of-spikes-on-hiv-1-virion-particles
#17
Armando Stano, Daniel P Leaman, Arthur S Kim, Lei Zhang, Ludovic Autin, Jidnyasa Ingale, Syna K Gift, Jared Truong, Richard T Wyatt, Arthur J Olson, Michael B Zwick
HIV-1 is rare among viruses for having a low number of envelope glycoprotein (Env) spikes per virion, i.e. ∼7-14. This exceptional feature has been associated with avoidance of humoral immunity, i.e. B cell activation and antibody neutralization. Virus-like particles (VLPs) with increased density of Env are being pursued for vaccine development; however these typically require protein engineering that alters Env structure. Here, we used instead a strategy that targets the producer cell. We employed fluorescence activated cell sorting (FACS) to sort for cells that are recognized by trimer crossreactive broadly neutralizing antibody (bnAb) and not by non-neutralizing antibodies...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440548/contact-sensitizers-trigger-human-cd1-autoreactive-t-cell-responses
#18
Richard J Betts, Adrijana Perkovic, Subhashree Mahapatra, Aurélia Del Bufalo, Kaddy Camara, Amy R Howell, Silvia Martinozzi Teissier, Gennaro De Libero, Lucia Mori
Allergic contact dermatitis is a primarily T-cell-mediated inflammatory skin disease induced by exposure to small molecular-weight haptens, which covalently bind to proteins. The abundance of cutaneous T cells that recognize CD1a antigen-presenting molecules raises the possibility that MHC-independent antigen presentation may be relevant in some hapten-driven immune responses. Here we examine the ability of contact sensitizers to influence CD1-restricted immunity. Exposure of human antigen-presenting cells such as monocyte-derived dendritic cells and THP-1 cells to the prototypical contact sensitizer dinitrochlorobenzene potentiated the response of CD1a- and CD1d-autoreactive T cells, which released a vast array of cytokines in a CD1- and TCR-dependent manner...
April 25, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439930/detection-and-identification-of-platelet-antibodies-using-a-sensitive-multiplex-assay-system-platelet-antibody-bead-array
#19
Krista Metzner, Julie Bauer, Heather Ponzi, Allison Ujcich, Brian R Curtis
BACKGROUND: Tests for platelet-specific antibodies are important in the diagnosis of immune platelet disorders. Monoclonal antibody glycoprotein capture assays have been the gold standards in platelet antibody detection for almost 30 years. However, such assays are complex and cumbersome to perform, which limits their routine use. We report the performance of a newly developed, easy to perform platelet antibody bead array (PABA) for the detection of platelet-specific antibodies. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: PABA is the equivalent of the monoclonal antigen capture enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) (MACE) on a bead and instead with fluorescent detection of immunoglobulin (Ig)G platelet antibodies by Luminex...
April 25, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438900/definition-of-the-nature-and-hapten-threshold-of-the-%C3%AE-lactam-antigen-required-for-t-cell-activation-in-vitro-and-in-patients
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Xiaoli Meng, Zaid Al-Attar, Fiazia S Yaseen, Rosalind Jenkins, Caroline Earnshaw, Paul Whitaker, Daniel Peckham, Neil S French, Dean J Naisbitt, B Kevin Park
Covalent modification of protein by drugs may disrupt self-tolerance, leading to lymphocyte activation. Until now, determination of the threshold required for this process has not been possible. Therefore, we performed quantitative mass spectrometric analyses to define the epitopes formed in tolerant and hypersensitive patients taking the β-lactam antibiotic piperacillin and the threshold required for T cell activation. A hydrolyzed piperacillin hapten was detected on four lysine residues of human serum albumin (HSA) isolated from tolerant patients...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
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