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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930731/serum-autoantibody-profiling-of-patients-with-paraneoplastic-and-non-paraneoplastic-autoimmune-retinopathy
#1
Josianne C Ten Berge, Joost van Rosmalen, Jacolien Vermeer, Cecilia Hellström, Cecilia Lindskog, Peter Nilsson, Ulrika Qundos, Aniki Rothova, Marco W J Schreurs
PURPOSE: Although multiple serum antiretinal autoantibodies (ARAs) have been reported in patients with paraneoplastic and non-paraneoplastic autoimmune retinopathy ((n)pAIR), not all retinal antigens involved in (n)pAIR are specified. This study aims to serologically identify patients with presumed (n)pAIR through determination of both known and unknown ARAs by autoantibody profiling. METHODS: An antigen suspension bead array using 188 different antigens representing 97 ocular proteins was performed to detect ARAs in serum samples of patients with presumed (n)pAIR (n = 24), uveitis (n = 151) and cataract (n = 21)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923499/validation-of-34betae12-immunoexpression-in-clear-cell-papillary-renal-cell-carcinoma-as-a-sensitive-biomarker
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Guido Martignoni, Matteo Brunelli, Diego Segala, Enrico Munari, Stefano Gobbo, Luca Cima, Ioana Borze, Tina Wirtanen, Virinder Kaur Sarhadi, Lilit Atanesyan, Suvi Savola, Luisa Barzon, Giulia Masi, Matteo Fassan, John N Eble, Tom Bohling, Liang Cheng, Brett Delahunt, Sakari Knuutila
Clear cell papillary renal cell carcinoma (CCPRCC) is a recently recognised neoplasm with a broad spectrum of morphological characteristics, thus representing a challenging differential diagnosis, especially with the low malignant potential multicystic renal cell neoplasms and clear cell renal cell carcinoma. We selected 14 cases of CCPRCC with a wide spectrum of morphological features diagnosed on morphology and CK7 immunoreactivity and analysed them using a panel of immunohistochemical markers, focusing on 34βE12 and related CKs 1,5,10 and 14 and several molecular analyses such as fluorescence in situ hybridisation (FISH), array comparative genomic hybridisation (aCGH), VHL methylation, VHL and TCEB1 sequencing and multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification (MLPA)...
December 3, 2016: Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918551/hepatocarcinogenesis-in-transgenic-mice-carrying-hepatitis-b-virus-pre-s-s-gene-with-the-sw172-mutation
#3
M-W Lai, K-H Liang, W-R Lin, Y-H Huang, S-F Huang, T-C Chen, C-T Yeh
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) carrying the rtA181T/sW172* mutation conferred cross-resistance to adefovir and lamivudine. Cell-based and clinical studies indicated that HBV carrying this mutation had an increased oncogenic potential. Herein, we created transgenic mouse models to study the oncogenicity of the HBV pre-S/S gene containing this mutation. Transgenic mice were generated by transfer of the HBV pre-S/S gene together with its own promoter into C57B6 mice. Four lines of mice were created. Two of them carried wild-type gene and produced high and low levels of HBV surface antigen (HBsAg) (TgWT-H and L)...
December 5, 2016: Oncogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899228/the-recombinant-n-terminal-domain-of-spike-proteins-is-a-potential-vaccine-against-middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-coronavirus-mers-cov-infection
#4
Lan Jiaming, Yao Yanfeng, Deng Yao, Hu Yawei, Bao Linlin, Huang Baoying, Yan Jinghua, George F Gao, Qin Chuan, Tan Wenjie
The persistent public health threat of infection with the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) highlights the need for an effective MERS-CoV vaccine. Previous studies have focused mainly on the receptor-binding domain (RBD) on the spike protein of MERS-CoV. Herein, we investigated the immunogenicity and protective potential of the recombinant N-terminal domain (rNTD) of spike proteins as a vaccine candidate. BALB/c mice vaccinated with 5 or 10μg of rNTD protein demonstrated a significant humoral immune response (serum IgG and neutralizing activity)...
November 26, 2016: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895646/manufacturing-natural-killer-cells-as-medicinal-products
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REVIEW
Christian Chabannon, Bechara Mfarrej, Sophie Guia, Sophie Ugolini, Raynier Devillier, Didier Blaise, Eric Vivier, Boris Calmels
Natural Killer (NK) cells are innate lymphoid cells (ILC) with cytotoxic and regulatory properties. Their functions are tightly regulated by an array of inhibitory and activating receptors, and their mechanisms of activation strongly differ from antigen recognition in the context of human leukocyte antigen presentation as needed for T-cell activation. NK cells thus offer unique opportunities for new and improved therapeutic manipulation, either in vivo or in vitro, in a variety of human diseases, including cancers...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890259/how-important-is-nk-alloreactivity-and-kir-in-allogeneic-transplantation
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REVIEW
Brian C Shaffer, Katharine C Hsu
Relapse of acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (allo HCT) is a major cause of death in transplant recipients. Efforts to control relapse by promoting donor T-cell alloreactivity, such as withdrawal of immune suppression or donor lymphocyte infusions, are limited by the propensity to induce graft versus host disease (GVHD) and by inadequate efficacy. Therefore, options for AML patients who have relapsed AML after allo HCT are few and outcomes are poor. Similar to T-cells, natural killer (NK) cells have potent anti-leukemia effector capacity, and yet unlike T-cells, NK cells do not mediate GVHD...
December 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876864/identification-of-an-infectious-bronchitis-coronavirus-strain-exhibiting-a-classical-genotype-but-altered-antigenicity-pathogenicity-and-innate-immunity-profile
#7
Shu-Yi Lin, Yao-Tsun Li, You-Ting Chen, Ting-Chih Chen, Che-Ming J Hu, Hui-Wen Chen
Avian coronavirus infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) poses economic threat to the poultry industry worldwide. Pathogenic IBV 3575/08 was isolated from broilers vaccinated with the attenuated viral vaccine derived from a Taiwan strain 2575/98. In this study, extensive investigations were conducted on the genome sequences, antigenicity, pathogenicity, and host immune responses of several IBV strains in specific-pathogen-free chickens. Sequence analyses revealed that 3575/08 and 2575/98 shared high homology in their structural genes, but not in non-structural accessory proteins such as 3a, 3b and 5b...
November 23, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872059/genome-wide-minor-histocompatibility-matching-as-related-to-the-risk-of-graft-versus-host-disease
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Paul J Martin, David M Levine, Barry E Storer, Edus H Warren, Xiuwen Zheng, Sarah C Nelson, Anajane G Smith, Bo K Mortensen, John A Hansen
The risk of acute graft-versus-host disease is higher after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) from unrelated donors as compared to related donors. This difference has been explained by increased recipient mismatching for major histocompatibility antigens or minor histocompatibility antigens. In the current study, we used genome-wide arrays to enumerate single nucleotide polymorphisms that produce graft-versus-host (GVH) amino acid coding differences between recipients and donors. We then tested the hypothesis that higher degrees of genome-wide recipient GVH mismatching correlate with higher risks of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) after allogeneic HCT...
November 21, 2016: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862100/role-of-epigenetic-modification-and-immunomodulation-in-a-murine-prostate-cancer-model
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Jay E Sulek, Samuel P Robinson, Albert A Petrossian, Shaoqing Zhou, Ekaterine Goliadze, Masoud H Manjili, Amir Toor, Georgi Guruli
INTRODUCTION: Decreased expression of highly immunogenic cancer-testis antigens (CTA) might help tumor to achieve low immunogenicity, escape immune surveillance and grow unimpeded. Our aim was to evaluate CTA expression in tumor and normal tissues and to investigate possible means of improving the immune response in a murine prostate cancer (CaP) model by using the combination of epigenetic modifier 5-azacitidine (5-AzaC) and immunomodulator lenalidomide. No study to date has examined the effect of this combination on the prostate cancer or its impact on antigen-presenting cells (APC)...
November 8, 2016: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861525/elevated-neopterin-levels-are-associated-with-increased-tuberculosis-risk-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-with-quantiferon-conversion-during-biologic-therapy
#10
Der-Yuan Chen, Ju-Pi Li, Yi-Ming Chen, Tsai-Ling Liao, Hsin-Hua Chen, Chia-Wei Hsieh, Yea-Wen Yeh, Joung-Liang Lan
QuantiFERON-TB-Gold (QFT-G) conversion is frequently observed in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients receiving biologic therapy. However, there have not been any known biomarkers available for detecting tuberculosis (TB) in QFT-G converters. We aimed to evaluate clinical utility of cytokines/chemokines for detecting TB in patients with QFT-G conversion. Among a total of 227 RA patients who underwent QFT-G assay, 187 QFT-G-negative patients received biologic therapy without isoniazid prophylaxis. QFT-G assay was repeated at week 52 of biologic therapy or at the time of TB diagnosis...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853786/identification-and-isolation-of-antigen-specific-cytotoxic-t-lymphocytes-with-an-automated-microraft-sorting-system
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Peter J Attayek, Sally A Hunsucker, Christopher E Sims, Nancy L Allbritton, Paul M Armistead
The simultaneous measurement of T cell function with recovery of individual T cells would greatly facilitate characterizing antigen-specific responses both in vivo and in model systems. We have developed a microraft array methodology that automatically measures the ability of individual T cells to kill a population of target cells and viably sorts specific cells into a 96-well plate for expansion. A human T cell culture was generated against the influenza M1p antigen. Individual microrafts on a 70 × 70 array were loaded with on average 1 CD8(+) cell from the culture and a population of M1p presenting target cells...
December 5, 2016: Integrative Biology: Quantitative Biosciences From Nano to Macro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837017/differing-rates-of-antibody-acquisition-to-merozoite-antigens-in-malaria-implications-for-immunity-and-surveillance
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Fiona J McCallum, Kristina M Persson, Freya J I Fowkes, Linda Reiling, Cleopatra K Mugyenyi, Jack S Richards, Julie A Simpson, Thomas N Williams, Paul R Gilson, Anthony N Hodder, Paul R Sanders, Robin F Anders, David L Narum, Chetan Chitnis, Brendan S Crabb, Kevin Marsh, James G Beeson
Antibodies play a key role in acquired human immunity to Plasmodium falciparum (Pf) malaria and target merozoites to reduce or prevent blood-stage replication and the development of disease. Merozoites present a complex array of antigens to the immune system, and currently, there is only a partial understanding of the targets of protective antibodies and how responses to different antigens are acquired and boosted. We hypothesized that there would be differences in the rate of acquisition of antibodies to different antigens and how well they are boosted by infection, which impacts the acquisition of immunity...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834053/a-high-accuracy-cantilever-array-sensor-for-early-liver-cancer-diagnosis
#13
Jingjing Wang, Lihao Wang, Yinfang Zhu, Jinying Zhang, Ju Liao, Shuaipeng Wang, Jinling Yang, Fuhua Yang
Early liver cancer diagnosis has clinical significance in treating cancer. Joint detection of multiple biomarkers has been considered as an effective and reliable method for early cancer diagnosis. In this work, a novel biosensor based on microcantilever array was batch-fabricated for multiple liver cancer biomarkers detection with high sensitivity, high accuracy, high throughput, and high specification. A micro-cavity was designed in the free end of the cantilever for local reaction between antibody and antigen, which can dramatically reduce the effect of adsorption-induced stiffness coefficient k variation...
December 2016: Biomedical Microdevices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826602/a-novel-method-for-anti-hla-antibody-detection-using-personalized-peptide-arrays
#14
Pan Liu, Tomokazu Souma, Andrew Zu-Sern Wei, Xueying Xie, Xunrong Luo, Jing Jin
BACKGROUND: HLA mismatches are the primary cause of alloantibody-mediated rejection (AMR) in organ transplantation. To delineate antigenic and immunogenic potentials among individual HLA mismatches, information regarding antibody specificity at the epitope level, instead of the allelic level, is needed. METHODS: This study explores a direct screening method for HLA linear epitopes in kidney transplant patients. We custom synthesized a large panel of 15-residue HLA peptides in an array format and measured alloantibody reactivity to these peptides from the sera of post and/or pretransplant patients...
November 2016: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814656/alpha-enolase-eno1-a-potential-target-in-novel-immunotherapies
#15
Paola Cappello, Moitza Principe, Sara Bulfamante, Francesco Novelli
Alpha-enolase (ENO1) is a metabolic enzyme involved in the synthesis of pyruvate. It also acts as a plasminogen receptor and mediates the activation of plasmin and extracellular matrix degradation. In tumor cells, ENO1 is up-regulated and supports the Warburg effect; it is expressed at the cell surface, where it promotes cancer invasion, and is subjected to a specific array of post-translational modifications, namely acetylation, methylation and phosphorylation. ENO1 overexpression and post-translational modifications could be of diagnostic and prognostic value in many cancer types...
January 1, 2017: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795747/dynamic-analysis-of-immune-and-cancer-cell-interactions-at-single-cell-level-in-microfluidic-droplets
#16
S Sarkar, P Sabhachandani, D Stroopinsky, K Palmer, N Cohen, J Rosenblatt, D Avigan, T Konry
Cell-cell communication mediates immune responses to physiological stimuli at local and systemic levels. Intercellular communication occurs via a direct contact between cells as well as by secretory contact-independent mechanisms. However, there are few existing methods that allow quantitative resolution of contact-dependent and independent cellular processes in a rapid, precisely controlled, and dynamic format. This study utilizes a high-throughput microfluidic droplet array platform to analyze cell-cell interaction and effector functions at single cell level...
September 2016: Biomicrofluidics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790627/microarray-screening-of-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-sera-for-antibodies-to-glycolipid-complexes
#17
Susan K Halstead, Gabriela Kalna, Mohammad B Islam, Israt Jahan, Quazi D Mohammad, Bart C Jacobs, Hubert P Endtz, Zhahirul Islam, Hugh J Willison
OBJECTIVE: To characterize the patterns of autoantibodies to glycolipid complexes in a large cohort of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) and control samples collected in Bangladesh using a newly developed microarray technique. METHODS: Twelve commonly studied glycolipids and lipids, plus their 66 possible heteromeric complexes, totaling 78 antigens, were applied to polyvinylidene fluoride-coated slides using a microarray printer. Arrays were probed with 266 GBS and 579 control sera (2 μL per serum, diluted 1/50) and bound immunoglobulin G detected with secondary antibody...
December 2016: Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788745/-establishment-and-verification-of-detecting-multiple-biomarkers-for-ovarian-cancer-by-suspension-array-technology
#18
B B Zhao, Z J Yang, Q Wang, Z M Pan, W Zhang, D R Li, L Li
Objective: Establish and validation of combined detecting of CCL18, CXCL1, C1D, TM4SF1, FXR1, TIZ suspension array technology. Methods: (1)CCL18, CXCL1 monoclonal antibody and C1D, TM4SF1, FXR1, TIZ protein were coupled with polyethylene microspheres. Biotinylated CCL18, CXCL1 polyclonal antibody and sheep anti-human IgG polyclonal antibody were prepared simultaneously. The best packaged concentrations of CCL18, CXCL1 monoclonal antibody and C1D, TM4SF1, FXR1, TIZ antigens were optimized. The best packaged concentrations of CCL18, CXCL1 polyclonal antibodys and C1D, TM4SF1, FXR1, TIZ sheep anti-human IgG polyclonal antibody were optimized to establish a stable detected suspension array...
October 25, 2016: Zhonghua Fu Chan Ke za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784538/phenotyping-and-auto-antibody-production-by-liver-infiltrating-b-cells-in-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-and-primary-biliary-cholangitis
#19
Brian K Chung, Bardia T Guevel, Gary M Reynolds, D B R K Gupta Udatha, Eva Kristine Klemsdal Henriksen, Zania Stamataki, Gideon M Hirschfield, Tom Hemming Karlsen, Evaggelia Liaskou
Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) and primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) are immune-mediated biliary diseases that demonstrate prominent and restricted genetic association with human leukocyte antigen (HLA) alleles. In PBC, anti-mitochondrial antibodies (AMA) are specific and used as diagnostic biomarkers. PSC-relevant auto-antibodies remain controversial despite a distinct HLA association that mirrors archetypical auto-antigen driven disorders. Herein, we compared antibody-secreting B cells (ASCs) in PSC and PBC liver explants to determine if liver-infiltrating ASCs represent an opportune and novel source of disease-relevant auto-antibodies...
October 24, 2016: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779850/using-antigen-antibody-binding-kinetic-parameters-to-understand-single-molecule-array-immunoassay-performance
#20
Trinh L Dinh, Kevin C Ngan, Charles B Shoemaker, David R Walt
This paper provides insights into the performance of single-molecule array (Simoa) immunoassay by examining the effects of various capture and detector antibody-antigen binding kinetic parameters. Simoa is similar to other immunoassays in that the overall Simoa performance is heavily dependent on the choice of antibodies; however, little is known about how the different properties of the antibodies result in the wide variations in assay performance. Here, we focus on antibody-antigen binding kinetics and demonstrate how the association (kon) and dissociation (koff) rate constants of the capture and detection antibodies affect Simoa performance...
October 25, 2016: Analytical Chemistry
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