Immunoglobulin molecules having a specific amino acid sequence by virtue of which they interact only with the ANTIGEN (or a very similar shape) that induced their synthesis in cells of the lymphoid series (especially PLASMA CELLS).
The property of antibodies which enables them to react with some ANTIGENIC DETERMINANTS and not with others. Specificity is dependent on chemical composition, physical forces, and molecular structure at the binding site.
Immunoglobulins produced in response to VIRAL ANTIGENS.
Immunoglobulins produced in a response to BACTERIAL ANTIGENS.
Antibodies produced by a single clone of cells.
The production of ANTIBODIES by proliferating and differentiated B-LYMPHOCYTES under stimulation by ANTIGENS.
Antibodies that reduce or abolish some biological activity of a soluble antigen or infectious agent, usually a virus.
A measure of the binding strength between antibody and a simple hapten or antigen determinant. It depends on the closeness of stereochemical fit between antibody combining sites and antigen determinants, on the size of the area of contact between them, and on the distribution of charged and hydrophobic groups. It includes the concept of "avidity," which refers to the strength of the antigen-antibody bond after formation of reversible complexes.
Test for tissue antigen using either a direct method, by conjugation of antibody with fluorescent dye (FLUORESCENT ANTIBODY TECHNIQUE, DIRECT) or an indirect method, by formation of antigen-antibody complex which is then labeled with fluorescein-conjugated anti-immunoglobulin antibody (FLUORESCENT ANTIBODY TECHNIQUE, INDIRECT). The tissue is then examined by fluorescence microscopy.
Antibodies which react with the individual structural determinants (idiotopes) on the variable region of other antibodies.
Local surface sites on antibodies which react with antigen determinant sites on antigens (EPITOPES.) They are formed from parts of the variable regions of FAB FRAGMENTS.
Antibodies reactive with HIV ANTIGENS.
Sites on an antigen that interact with specific antibodies.
Immunoglobulins induced by antigens specific for tumors other than the normally occurring HISTOCOMPATIBILITY ANTIGENS.
Immunoglobulins produced in a response to PROTOZOAN ANTIGENS.
Autoantibodies directed against various nuclear antigens including DNA, RNA, histones, acidic nuclear proteins, or complexes of these molecular elements. Antinuclear antibodies are found in systemic autoimmune diseases including systemic lupus erythematosus, Sjogren's syndrome, scleroderma, polymyositis, and mixed connective tissue disease.
Serological reactions in which an antiserum against one antigen reacts with a non-identical but closely related antigen.
A class of immunoglobulin bearing mu chains (IMMUNOGLOBULIN MU-CHAINS). IgM can fix COMPLEMENT. The name comes from its high molecular weight and originally being called a macroglobulin.
Antibodies that react with self-antigens (AUTOANTIGENS) of the organism that produced them.
Immunoglobulins produced in a response to FUNGAL ANTIGENS.
The measurement of infection-blocking titer of ANTISERA by testing a series of dilutions for a given virus-antiserum interaction end-point, which is generally the dilution at which tissue cultures inoculated with the serum-virus mixtures demonstrate cytopathology (CPE) or the dilution at which 50% of test animals injected with serum-virus mixtures show infectivity (ID50) or die (LD50).
The processes triggered by interactions of ANTIBODIES with their ANTIGENS.
Antibodies, often monoclonal, in which the two antigen-binding sites are specific for separate ANTIGENIC DETERMINANTS. They are artificial antibodies produced by chemical crosslinking, fusion of HYBRIDOMA cells, or by molecular genetic techniques. They function as the main mediators of targeted cellular cytotoxicity and have been shown to be efficient in the targeting of drugs, toxins, radiolabeled haptens, and effector cells to diseased tissue, primarily tumors.
Descriptions of specific amino acid, carbohydrate, or nucleotide sequences which have appeared in the published literature and/or are deposited in and maintained by databanks such as GENBANK, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF), or other sequence repositories.
A form of antibodies consisting only of the variable regions of the heavy and light chains (FV FRAGMENTS), connected by a small linker peptide. They are less immunogenic than complete immunoglobulin and thus have potential therapeutic use.
Antibodies that inhibit the reaction between ANTIGEN and other antibodies or sensitized T-LYMPHOCYTES (e.g., antibodies of the IMMUNOGLOBULIN G class that compete with IGE antibodies for antigen, thereby blocking an allergic response). Blocking antibodies that bind tumors and prevent destruction of tumor cells by CYTOTOXIC T-LYMPHOCYTES have also been called enhancing antibodies. (Rosen et al., Dictionary of Immunology, 1989)
The order of amino acids as they occur in a polypeptide chain. This is referred to as the primary structure of proteins. It is of fundamental importance in determining PROTEIN CONFORMATION.
The major immunoglobulin isotype class in normal human serum. There are several isotype subclasses of IgG, for example, IgG1, IgG2A, and IgG2B.
The complex formed by the binding of antigen and antibody molecules. The deposition of large antigen-antibody complexes leading to tissue damage causes IMMUNE COMPLEX DISEASES.
Univalent antigen-binding fragments composed of one entire IMMUNOGLOBULIN LIGHT CHAIN and the amino terminal end of one of the IMMUNOGLOBULIN HEAVY CHAINS from the hinge region, linked to each other by disulfide bonds. Fab contains the IMMUNOGLOBULIN VARIABLE REGIONS, which are part of the antigen-binding site, and the first IMMUNOGLOBULIN CONSTANT REGIONS. This fragment can be obtained by digestion of immunoglobulins with the proteolytic enzyme PAPAIN.
Antibodies elicited in a different species from which the antigen originated. These antibodies are directed against a wide variety of interspecies-specific antigens, the best known of which are Forssman, Hanganutziu-Deicher (H-D), and Paul-Bunnell (P-B). Incidence of antibodies to these antigens--i.e., the phenomenon of heterophile antibody response--is useful in the serodiagnosis, pathogenesis, and prognosis of infection and latent infectious states as well as in cancer classification.
Antibodies that can catalyze a wide variety of chemical reactions. They are characterized by high substrate specificity and share many mechanistic features with enzymes.
The species Oryctolagus cuniculus, in the family Leporidae, order LAGOMORPHA. Rabbits are born in burrows, furless, and with eyes and ears closed. In contrast with HARES, rabbits have 22 chromosome pairs.
Represents 15-20% of the human serum immunoglobulins, mostly as the 4-chain polymer in humans or dimer in other mammals. Secretory IgA (IMMUNOGLOBULIN A, SECRETORY) is the main immunoglobulin in secretions.
Antibodies from non-human species whose protein sequences have been modified to make them nearly identical with human antibodies. If the constant region and part of the variable region are replaced, they are called humanized. If only the constant region is modified they are called chimeric. INN names for humanized antibodies end in -zumab.
A form of fluorescent antibody technique commonly used to detect serum antibodies and immune complexes in tissues and microorganisms in specimens from patients with infectious diseases. The technique involves formation of an antigen-antibody complex which is labeled with fluorescein-conjugated anti-immunoglobulin antibody. (From Bennington, Saunders Dictionary & Encyclopedia of Laboratory Medicine and Technology, 1984)
Cells artificially created by fusion of activated lymphocytes with neoplastic cells. The resulting hybrid cells are cloned and produce pure MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES or T-cell products, identical to those produced by the immunologically competent parent cell.
Serum that contains antibodies. It is obtained from an animal that has been immunized either by ANTIGEN injection or infection with microorganisms containing the antigen.
Methods used for studying the interactions of antibodies with specific regions of protein antigens. Important applications of epitope mapping are found within the area of immunochemistry.
Autoantibodies directed against phospholipids. These antibodies are characteristically found in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS, SYSTEMIC;), ANTIPHOSPHOLIPID SYNDROME; related autoimmune diseases, some non-autoimmune diseases, and also in healthy individuals.
Deliberate stimulation of the host's immune response. ACTIVE IMMUNIZATION involves administration of ANTIGENS or IMMUNOLOGIC ADJUVANTS. PASSIVE IMMUNIZATION involves administration of IMMUNE SERA or LYMPHOCYTES or their extracts (e.g., transfer factor, immune RNA) or transplantation of immunocompetent cell producing tissue (thymus or bone marrow).
Substances that are recognized by the immune system and induce an immune reaction.
Immunologic techniques based on the use of: (1) enzyme-antibody conjugates; (2) enzyme-antigen conjugates; (3) antienzyme antibody followed by its homologous enzyme; or (4) enzyme-antienzyme complexes. These are used histologically for visualizing or labeling tissue specimens.
Established cell cultures that have the potential to propagate indefinitely.
Substances elaborated by bacteria that have antigenic activity.
An immunoassay utilizing an antibody labeled with an enzyme marker such as horseradish peroxidase. While either the enzyme or the antibody is bound to an immunosorbent substrate, they both retain their biologic activity; the change in enzyme activity as a result of the enzyme-antibody-antigen reaction is proportional to the concentration of the antigen and can be measured spectrophotometrically or with the naked eye. Many variations of the method have been developed.
Antigens on surfaces of cells, including infectious or foreign cells or viruses. They are usually protein-containing groups on cell membranes or walls and may be isolated.
Transfer of immunity from immunized to non-immune host by administration of serum antibodies, or transplantation of lymphocytes (ADOPTIVE TRANSFER).
Proteins prepared by recombinant DNA technology.
Identification of proteins or peptides that have been electrophoretically separated by blot transferring from the electrophoresis gel to strips of nitrocellulose paper, followed by labeling with antibody probes.
A technique using antibodies for identifying or quantifying a substance. Usually the substance being studied serves as antigen both in antibody production and in measurement of antibody by the test substance.
Partial immunoglobulin molecules resulting from selective cleavage by proteolytic enzymes or generated through PROTEIN ENGINEERING techniques.
The sum of the weight of all the atoms in a molecule.
Histochemical localization of immunoreactive substances using labeled antibodies as reagents.
Substances elaborated by viruses that have antigenic activity.
Immunologic method used for detecting or quantifying immunoreactive substances. The substance is identified by first immobilizing it by blotting onto a membrane and then tagging it with labeled antibodies.
Classic quantitative assay for detection of antigen-antibody reactions using a radioactively labeled substance (radioligand) either directly or indirectly to measure the binding of the unlabeled substance to a specific antibody or other receptor system. Non-immunogenic substances (e.g., haptens) can be measured if coupled to larger carrier proteins (e.g., bovine gamma-globulin or human serum albumin) capable of inducing antibody formation.
Cells propagated in vitro in special media conducive to their growth. Cultured cells are used to study developmental, morphologic, metabolic, physiologic, and genetic processes, among others.
Electrophoresis in which a polyacrylamide gel is used as the diffusion medium.
Lymphoid cells concerned with humoral immunity. They are short-lived cells resembling bursa-derived lymphocytes of birds in their production of immunoglobulin upon appropriate stimulation.
Serologic tests based on inactivation of complement by the antigen-antibody complex (stage 1). Binding of free complement can be visualized by addition of a second antigen-antibody system such as red cells and appropriate red cell antibody (hemolysin) requiring complement for its completion (stage 2). Failure of the red cells to lyse indicates that a specific antigen-antibody reaction has taken place in stage 1. If red cells lyse, free complement is present indicating no antigen-antibody reaction occurred in stage 1.
Sensitive tests to measure certain antigens, antibodies, or viruses, using their ability to agglutinate certain erythrocytes. (From Stedman, 26th ed)
Serologic tests in which a known quantity of antigen is added to the serum prior to the addition of a red cell suspension. Reaction result is expressed as the smallest amount of antigen which causes complete inhibition of hemagglutination.
Autoantibodies directed against cytoplasmic constituents of POLYMORPHONUCLEAR LEUKOCYTES and/or MONOCYTES. They are used as specific markers for GRANULOMATOSIS WITH POLYANGIITIS and other diseases, though their pathophysiological role is not clear. ANCA are routinely detected by indirect immunofluorescence with three different patterns: c-ANCA (cytoplasmic), p-ANCA (perinuclear), and atypical ANCA.
That region of the immunoglobulin molecule that varies in its amino acid sequence and composition, and comprises the binding site for a specific antigen. It is located at the N-terminus of the Fab fragment of the immunoglobulin. It includes hypervariable regions (COMPLEMENTARITY DETERMINING REGIONS) and framework regions.
EPIDEMIOLOGIC STUDIES based on the detection through serological testing of characteristic change in the serum level of specific ANTIBODIES. Latent subclinical infections and carrier states can thus be detected in addition to clinically overt cases.
Unique genetically-controlled determinants present on ANTIBODIES whose specificity is limited to a single group of proteins (e.g., another antibody molecule or an individual myeloma protein). The idiotype appears to represent the antigenicity of the antigen-binding site of the antibody and to be genetically codetermined with it. The idiotypic determinants have been precisely located to the IMMUNOGLOBULIN VARIABLE REGION of both immunoglobin polypeptide chains.
Lymphocytes responsible for cell-mediated immunity. Two types have been identified - cytotoxic (T-LYMPHOCYTES, CYTOTOXIC) and helper T-lymphocytes (T-LYMPHOCYTES, HELPER-INDUCER). They are formed when lymphocytes circulate through the THYMUS GLAND and differentiate to thymocytes. When exposed to an antigen, they divide rapidly and produce large numbers of new T cells sensitized to that antigen.
Techniques used to demonstrate or measure an immune response, and to identify or measure antigens using antibodies.
Proteins, glycoprotein, or lipoprotein moieties on surfaces of tumor cells that are usually identified by monoclonal antibodies. Many of these are of either embryonic or viral origin.
The sequence of PURINES and PYRIMIDINES in nucleic acids and polynucleotides. It is also called nucleotide sequence.
Techniques for removal by adsorption and subsequent elution of a specific antibody or antigen using an immunosorbent containing the homologous antigen or antibody.
Small antigenic determinants capable of eliciting an immune response only when coupled to a carrier. Haptens bind to antibodies but by themselves cannot elicit an antibody response.
The phenomenon of immense variability characteristic of ANTIBODIES. It enables the IMMUNE SYSTEM to react specifically against the essentially unlimited kinds of ANTIGENS it encounters. Antibody diversity is accounted for by three main theories: (1) the Germ Line Theory, which holds that each antibody-producing cell has genes coding for all possible antibody specificities, but expresses only the one stimulated by antigen; (2) the Somatic Mutation Theory, which holds that antibody-producing cells contain only a few genes, which produce antibody diversity by mutation; and (3) the Gene Rearrangement Theory, which holds that antibody diversity is generated by the rearrangement of IMMUNOGLOBULIN VARIABLE REGION gene segments during the differentiation of the ANTIBODY-PRODUCING CELLS.
Domesticated bovine animals of the genus Bos, usually kept on a farm or ranch and used for the production of meat or dairy products or for heavy labor.
A collection of cloned peptides, or chemically synthesized peptides, frequently consisting of all possible combinations of amino acids making up an n-amino acid peptide.
Antibodies to the HEPATITIS C ANTIGENS including antibodies to envelope, core, and non-structural proteins.
Antibodies from an individual that react with ISOANTIGENS of another individual of the same species.
The classes of immunoglobulins found in any species of animal. In man there are nine classes that migrate in five different groups in electrophoresis; they each consist of two light and two heavy protein chains, and each group has distinguishing structural and functional properties.
Technique using an instrument system for making, processing, and displaying one or more measurements on individual cells obtained from a cell suspension. Cells are usually stained with one or more fluorescent dyes specific to cell components of interest, e.g., DNA, and fluorescence of each cell is measured as it rapidly transverses the excitation beam (laser or mercury arc lamp). Fluorescence provides a quantitative measure of various biochemical and biophysical properties of the cell, as well as a basis for cell sorting. Other measurable optical parameters include light absorption and light scattering, the latter being applicable to the measurement of cell size, shape, density, granularity, and stain uptake.
Multi-subunit proteins which function in IMMUNITY. They are produced by B LYMPHOCYTES from the IMMUNOGLOBULIN GENES. They are comprised of two heavy (IMMUNOGLOBULIN HEAVY CHAINS) and two light chains (IMMUNOGLOBULIN LIGHT CHAINS) with additional ancillary polypeptide chains depending on their isoforms. The variety of isoforms include monomeric or polymeric forms, and transmembrane forms (B-CELL ANTIGEN RECEPTORS) or secreted forms (ANTIBODIES). They are divided by the amino acid sequence of their heavy chains into five classes (IMMUNOGLOBULIN A; IMMUNOGLOBULIN D; IMMUNOGLOBULIN E; IMMUNOGLOBULIN G; IMMUNOGLOBULIN M) and various subclasses.
Antibodies obtained from a single clone of cells grown in mice or rats.
Conjugated protein-carbohydrate compounds including mucins, mucoid, and amyloid glycoproteins.
Administration of vaccines to stimulate the host's immune response. This includes any preparation intended for active immunological prophylaxis.
Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.
Antibodies to the HEPATITIS B ANTIGENS, including antibodies to the surface (Australia) and core of the Dane particle and those to the "e" antigens.
Technique involving the diffusion of antigen or antibody through a semisolid medium, usually agar or agarose gel, with the result being a precipitin reaction.
Binary classification measures to assess test results. Sensitivity or recall rate is the proportion of true positives. Specificity is the probability of correctly determining the absence of a condition. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)
The interaction of two or more substrates or ligands with the same binding site. The displacement of one by the other is used in quantitative and selective affinity measurements.
Partial proteins formed by partial hydrolysis of complete proteins or generated through PROTEIN ENGINEERING techniques.
Resistance to a disease-causing agent induced by the introduction of maternal immunity into the fetus by transplacental transfer or into the neonate through colostrum and milk.
Antibodies specific to INSULIN.
Serum glycoproteins participating in the host defense mechanism of COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION that creates the COMPLEMENT MEMBRANE ATTACK COMPLEX. Included are glycoproteins in the various pathways of complement activation (CLASSICAL COMPLEMENT PATHWAY; ALTERNATIVE COMPLEMENT PATHWAY; and LECTIN COMPLEMENT PATHWAY).
A chronic, relapsing, inflammatory, and often febrile multisystemic disorder of connective tissue, characterized principally by involvement of the skin, joints, kidneys, and serosal membranes. It is of unknown etiology, but is thought to represent a failure of the regulatory mechanisms of the autoimmune system. The disease is marked by a wide range of system dysfunctions, an elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and the formation of LE cells in the blood or bone marrow.
An encapsulated lymphatic organ through which venous blood filters.
Endogenous tissue constituents that have the ability to interact with AUTOANTIBODIES and cause an immune response.
Recombinant proteins produced by the GENETIC TRANSLATION of fused genes formed by the combination of NUCLEIC ACID REGULATORY SEQUENCES of one or more genes with the protein coding sequences of one or more genes.
Serologic tests in which a positive reaction manifested by visible CHEMICAL PRECIPITATION occurs when a soluble ANTIGEN reacts with its precipitins, i.e., ANTIBODIES that can form a precipitate.
The restriction of a characteristic behavior, anatomical structure or physical system, such as immune response; metabolic response, or gene or gene variant to the members of one species. It refers to that property which differentiates one species from another but it is also used for phylogenetic levels higher or lower than the species.
Any part or derivative of any protozoan that elicits immunity; malaria (Plasmodium) and trypanosome antigens are presently the most frequently encountered.
Members of the class of compounds composed of AMINO ACIDS joined together by peptide bonds between adjacent amino acids into linear, branched or cyclical structures. OLIGOPEPTIDES are composed of approximately 2-12 amino acids. Polypeptides are composed of approximately 13 or more amino acids. PROTEINS are linear polypeptides that are normally synthesized on RIBOSOMES.
Diagnostic procedures involving immunoglobulin reactions.
The phenomenon of antibody-mediated target cell destruction by non-sensitized effector cells. The identity of the target cell varies, but it must possess surface IMMUNOGLOBULIN G whose Fc portion is intact. The effector cell is a "killer" cell possessing Fc receptors. It may be a lymphocyte lacking conventional B- or T-cell markers, or a monocyte, macrophage, or polynuclear leukocyte, depending on the identity of the target cell. The reaction is complement-independent.
An immunoglobulin fragment composed of one variable domain from an IMMUNOGLOBULIN HEAVY CHAIN or IMMUNOGLOBULIN LIGHT CHAIN.
Polysaccharides found in bacteria and in capsules thereof.
The rate dynamics in chemical or physical systems.
A chromatographic technique that utilizes the ability of biological molecules to bind to certain ligands specifically and reversibly. It is used in protein biochemistry. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
Unstable isotopes of iodine that decay or disintegrate emitting radiation. I atoms with atomic weights 117-139, except I 127, are radioactive iodine isotopes.
Suspensions of attenuated or killed bacteria administered for the prevention or treatment of infectious bacterial disease.
The insertion of recombinant DNA molecules from prokaryotic and/or eukaryotic sources into a replicating vehicle, such as a plasmid or virus vector, and the introduction of the resultant hybrid molecules into recipient cells without altering the viability of those cells.
Genetically identical individuals developed from brother and sister matings which have been carried out for twenty or more generations, or by parent x offspring matings carried out with certain restrictions. All animals within an inbred strain trace back to a common ancestor in the twentieth generation.
The process in which substances, either endogenous or exogenous, bind to proteins, peptides, enzymes, protein precursors, or allied compounds. Specific protein-binding measures are often used as assays in diagnostic assessments.
Field of chemistry that pertains to immunological phenomena and the study of chemical reactions related to antigen stimulation of tissues. It includes physicochemical interactions between antigens and antibodies.
Layers of protein which surround the capsid in animal viruses with tubular nucleocapsids. The envelope consists of an inner layer of lipids and virus specified proteins also called membrane or matrix proteins. The outer layer consists of one or more types of morphological subunits called peplomers which project from the viral envelope; this layer always consists of glycoproteins.
The largest of polypeptide chains comprising immunoglobulins. They contain 450 to 600 amino acid residues per chain, and have molecular weights of 51-72 kDa.
Accumulation of a drug or chemical substance in various organs (including those not relevant to its pharmacologic or therapeutic action). This distribution depends on the blood flow or perfusion rate of the organ, the ability of the drug to penetrate organ membranes, tissue specificity, protein binding. The distribution is usually expressed as tissue to plasma ratios.
A specific immune response elicited by a specific dose of an immunologically active substance or cell in an organism, tissue, or cell.
Disorders that are characterized by the production of antibodies that react with host tissues or immune effector cells that are autoreactive to endogenous peptides.
Differentiation antigens residing on mammalian leukocytes. CD stands for cluster of differentiation, which refers to groups of monoclonal antibodies that show similar reactivity with certain subpopulations of antigens of a particular lineage or differentiation stage. The subpopulations of antigens are also known by the same CD designation.
Cells grown in vitro from neoplastic tissue. If they can be established as a TUMOR CELL LINE, they can be propagated in cell culture indefinitely.
Glycoproteins found on the membrane or surface of cells.
Proteins which are found in membranes including cellular and intracellular membranes. They consist of two types, peripheral and integral proteins. They include most membrane-associated enzymes, antigenic proteins, transport proteins, and drug, hormone, and lectin receptors.
Radiotherapy where cytotoxic radionuclides are linked to antibodies in order to deliver toxins directly to tumor targets. Therapy with targeted radiation rather than antibody-targeted toxins (IMMUNOTOXINS) has the advantage that adjacent tumor cells, which lack the appropriate antigenic determinants, can be destroyed by radiation cross-fire. Radioimmunotherapy is sometimes called targeted radiotherapy, but this latter term can also refer to radionuclides linked to non-immune molecules (see RADIOTHERAPY).
Morphologic alteration of small B LYMPHOCYTES or T LYMPHOCYTES in culture into large blast-like cells able to synthesize DNA and RNA and to divide mitotically. It is induced by INTERLEUKINS; MITOGENS such as PHYTOHEMAGGLUTININS, and by specific ANTIGENS. It may also occur in vivo as in GRAFT REJECTION.
Red blood cells. Mature erythrocytes are non-nucleated, biconcave disks containing HEMOGLOBIN whose function is to transport OXYGEN.
Suspensions of attenuated or killed viruses administered for the prevention or treatment of infectious viral disease.
White blood cells formed in the body's lymphoid tissue. The nucleus is round or ovoid with coarse, irregularly clumped chromatin while the cytoplasm is typically pale blue with azurophilic (if any) granules. Most lymphocytes can be classified as either T or B (with subpopulations of each), or NATURAL KILLER CELLS.
A technique that combines protein electrophoresis and double immunodiffusion. In this procedure proteins are first separated by gel electrophoresis (usually agarose), then made visible by immunodiffusion of specific antibodies. A distinct elliptical precipitin arc results for each protein detectable by the antisera.
Microscopy using an electron beam, instead of light, to visualize the sample, thereby allowing much greater magnification. The interactions of ELECTRONS with specimens are used to provide information about the fine structure of that specimen. In TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY the reactions of the electrons that are transmitted through the specimen are imaged. In SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY an electron beam falls at a non-normal angle on the specimen and the image is derived from the reactions occurring above the plane of the specimen.
An immunoglobulin associated with MAST CELLS. Overexpression has been associated with allergic hypersensitivity (HYPERSENSITIVITY, IMMEDIATE).
Antigenic determinants recognized and bound by the B-cell receptor. Epitopes recognized by the B-cell receptor are located on the surface of the antigen.
Polypeptide chains, consisting of 211 to 217 amino acid residues and having a molecular weight of approximately 22 kDa. There are two major types of light chains, kappa and lambda. Two Ig light chains and two Ig heavy chains (IMMUNOGLOBULIN HEAVY CHAINS) make one immunoglobulin molecule.
The lipid- and protein-containing, selectively permeable membrane that surrounds the cytoplasm in prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.
Tests that are dependent on the clumping of cells, microorganisms, or particles when mixed with specific antiserum. (From Stedman, 26th ed)
Small synthetic peptides that mimic surface antigens of pathogens and are immunogenic, or vaccines manufactured with the aid of recombinant DNA techniques. The latter vaccines may also be whole viruses whose nucleic acids have been modified.
Manipulation of the host's immune system in treatment of disease. It includes both active and passive immunization as well as immunosuppressive therapy to prevent graft rejection.
Any of various animals that constitute the family Suidae and comprise stout-bodied, short-legged omnivorous mammals with thick skin, usually covered with coarse bristles, a rather long mobile snout, and small tail. Included are the genera Babyrousa, Phacochoerus (wart hogs), and Sus, the latter containing the domestic pig (see SUS SCROFA).
Microscopy in which the samples are first stained immunocytochemically and then examined using an electron microscope. Immunoelectron microscopy is used extensively in diagnostic virology as part of very sensitive immunoassays.
The type species of LENTIVIRUS and the etiologic agent of AIDS. It is characterized by its cytopathic effect and affinity for the T4-lymphocyte.
Naturally occurring or experimentally induced animal diseases with pathological processes sufficiently similar to those of human diseases. They are used as study models for human diseases.
RNA sequences that serve as templates for protein synthesis. Bacterial mRNAs are generally primary transcripts in that they do not require post-transcriptional processing. Eukaryotic mRNA is synthesized in the nucleus and must be exported to the cytoplasm for translation. Most eukaryotic mRNAs have a sequence of polyadenylic acid at the 3' end, referred to as the poly(A) tail. The function of this tail is not known for certain, but it may play a role in the export of mature mRNA from the nucleus as well as in helping stabilize some mRNA molecules by retarding their degradation in the cytoplasm.
Semisynthetic conjugates of various toxic molecules, including RADIOACTIVE ISOTOPES and bacterial or plant toxins, with specific immune substances such as IMMUNOGLOBULINS; MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES; and ANTIGENS. The antitumor or antiviral immune substance carries the toxin to the tumor or infected cell where the toxin exerts its poisonous effect.
The presence of antibodies directed against phospholipids (ANTIBODIES, ANTIPHOSPHOLIPID). The condition is associated with a variety of diseases, notably systemic lupus erythematosus and other connective tissue diseases, thrombopenia, and arterial or venous thromboses. In pregnancy it can cause abortion. Of the phospholipids, the cardiolipins show markedly elevated levels of anticardiolipin antibodies (ANTIBODIES, ANTICARDIOLIPIN). Present also are high levels of lupus anticoagulant (LUPUS COAGULATION INHIBITOR).
Use of radiolabeled antibodies for diagnostic imaging of neoplasms. Antitumor antibodies are labeled with diverse radionuclides including iodine-131, iodine-123, indium-111, or technetium-99m and injected into the patient. Images are obtained by a scintillation camera.
Common name for the species Gallus gallus, the domestic fowl, in the family Phasianidae, order GALLIFORMES. It is descended from the red jungle fowl of SOUTHEAST ASIA.
A species of gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic, rod-shaped bacteria (GRAM-NEGATIVE FACULTATIVELY ANAEROBIC RODS) commonly found in the lower part of the intestine of warm-blooded animals. It is usually nonpathogenic, but some strains are known to produce DIARRHEA and pyogenic infections. Pathogenic strains (virotypes) are classified by their specific pathogenic mechanisms such as toxins (ENTEROTOXIGENIC ESCHERICHIA COLI), etc.
External envelope protein of the human immunodeficiency virus which is encoded by the HIV env gene. It has a molecular weight of 120 kDa and contains numerous glycosylation sites. Gp120 binds to cells expressing CD4 cell-surface antigens, most notably T4-lymphocytes and monocytes/macrophages. Gp120 has been shown to interfere with the normal function of CD4 and is at least partly responsible for the cytopathic effect of HIV.
Adherence of cells to surfaces or to other cells.
A 44-kDa highly glycosylated plasma protein that binds phospholipids including CARDIOLIPIN; APOLIPOPROTEIN E RECEPTOR; membrane phospholipids, and other anionic phospholipid-containing moieties. It plays a role in coagulation and apoptotic processes. Formerly known as apolipoprotein H, it is an autoantigen in patients with ANTIPHOSPHOLIPID ANTIBODIES.
A deoxyribonucleotide polymer that is the primary genetic material of all cells. Eukaryotic and prokaryotic organisms normally contain DNA in a double-stranded state, yet several important biological processes transiently involve single-stranded regions. DNA, which consists of a polysugar-phosphate backbone possessing projections of purines (adenine and guanine) and pyrimidines (thymine and cytosine), forms a double helix that is held together by hydrogen bonds between these purines and pyrimidines (adenine to thymine and guanine to cytosine).
The principle immunoglobulin in exocrine secretions such as milk, respiratory and intestinal mucin, saliva and tears. The complete molecule (around 400 kD) is composed of two four-chain units of IMMUNOGLOBULIN A, one SECRETORY COMPONENT and one J chain (IMMUNOGLOBULIN J-CHAINS).
A form of fluorescent antibody technique utilizing a fluorochrome conjugated to an antibody, which is added directly to a tissue or cell suspension for the detection of a specific antigen. (Bennington, Saunders Dictionary & Encyclopedia of Laboratory Medicine and Technology, 1984)
The characteristic 3-dimensional shape of a protein, including the secondary, supersecondary (motifs), tertiary (domains) and quaternary structure of the peptide chain. PROTEIN STRUCTURE, QUATERNARY describes the conformation assumed by multimeric proteins (aggregates of more than one polypeptide chain).
Substances that augment, stimulate, activate, potentiate, or modulate the immune response at either the cellular or humoral level. The classical agents (Freund's adjuvant, BCG, Corynebacterium parvum, et al.) contain bacterial antigens. Some are endogenous (e.g., histamine, interferon, transfer factor, tuftsin, interleukin-1). Their mode of action is either non-specific, resulting in increased immune responsiveness to a wide variety of antigens, or antigen-specific, i.e., affecting a restricted type of immune response to a narrow group of antigens. The therapeutic efficacy of many biological response modifiers is related to their antigen-specific immunoadjuvanticity.
Proteins found in any species of bacterium.
Any of numerous agile, hollow-horned RUMINANTS of the genus Capra, in the family Bovidae, closely related to the SHEEP.
The parts of a macromolecule that directly participate in its specific combination with another molecule.
Antibodies found in adult RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS patients that are directed against GAMMA-CHAIN IMMUNOGLOBULINS.
Antibody-mediated immune response. Humoral immunity is brought about by ANTIBODY FORMATION, resulting from TH2 CELLS activating B-LYMPHOCYTES, followed by COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION.
Any immunization following a primary immunization and involving exposure to the same or a closely related antigen.
Proteins isolated from the outer membrane of Gram-negative bacteria.
Proteins found in any species of virus.
The status during which female mammals carry their developing young (EMBRYOS or FETUSES) in utero before birth, beginning from FERTILIZATION to BIRTH.
Crystallizable fragments composed of the carboxy-terminal halves of both IMMUNOGLOBULIN HEAVY CHAINS linked to each other by disulfide bonds. Fc fragments contain the carboxy-terminal parts of the heavy chain constant regions that are responsible for the effector functions of an immunoglobulin (COMPLEMENT fixation, binding to the cell membrane via FC RECEPTORS, and placental transport). This fragment can be obtained by digestion of immunoglobulins with the proteolytic enzyme PAPAIN.
In vitro method for producing large amounts of specific DNA or RNA fragments of defined length and sequence from small amounts of short oligonucleotide flanking sequences (primers). The essential steps include thermal denaturation of the double-stranded target molecules, annealing of the primers to their complementary sequences, and extension of the annealed primers by enzymatic synthesis with DNA polymerase. The reaction is efficient, specific, and extremely sensitive. Uses for the reaction include disease diagnosis, detection of difficult-to-isolate pathogens, mutation analysis, genetic testing, DNA sequencing, and analyzing evolutionary relationships.
Any of the ruminant mammals with curved horns in the genus Ovis, family Bovidae. They possess lachrymal grooves and interdigital glands, which are absent in GOATS.
Proteins found in any species of protozoan.
Mutant mice homozygous for the recessive gene "nude" which fail to develop a thymus. They are useful in tumor studies and studies on immune responses.
A cell line derived from cultured tumor cells.
Molecules found on the surface of some, but not all, B-lymphocytes, T-lymphocytes, and macrophages, which recognize and combine with the Fc (crystallizable) portion of immunoglobulin molecules.
Manifestations of the immune response which are mediated by antigen-sensitized T-lymphocytes via lymphokines or direct cytotoxicity. This takes place in the absence of circulating antibody or where antibody plays a subordinate role.
Transport proteins that carry specific substances in the blood or across cell membranes.
The fission of a CELL. It includes CYTOKINESIS, when the CYTOPLASM of a cell is divided, and CELL NUCLEUS DIVISION.
Proteins that bind to particles and cells to increase susceptibility to PHAGOCYTOSIS, especially ANTIBODIES bound to EPITOPES that attach to FC RECEPTORS. COMPLEMENT C3B may also participate.
Unstable isotopes of indium that decay or disintegrate emitting radiation. In atoms with atomic weights 106-112, 113m, 114, and 116-124 are radioactive indium isotopes.
Cells of the lymphoid series that can react with antigen to produce specific cell products called antibodies. Various cell subpopulations, often B-lymphocytes, can be defined, based on the different classes of immunoglobulins that they synthesize.
The degree of similarity between sequences of amino acids. This information is useful for the analyzing genetic relatedness of proteins and species.
The marking of biological material with a dye or other reagent for the purpose of identifying and quantitating components of tissues, cells or their extracts.
A subclass of ACIDIC GLYCOSPHINGOLIPIDS. They contain one or more sialic acid (N-ACETYLNEURAMINIC ACID) residues. Using the Svennerholm system of abbrevations, gangliosides are designated G for ganglioside, plus subscript M, D, or T for mono-, di-, or trisialo, respectively, the subscript letter being followed by a subscript arabic numeral to indicated sequence of migration in thin-layer chromatograms. (From Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 1997)
Lipid-containing polysaccharides which are endotoxins and important group-specific antigens. They are often derived from the cell wall of gram-negative bacteria and induce immunoglobulin secretion. The lipopolysaccharide molecule consists of three parts: LIPID A, core polysaccharide, and O-specific chains (O ANTIGENS). When derived from Escherichia coli, lipopolysaccharides serve as polyclonal B-cell mitogens commonly used in laboratory immunology. (From Dorland, 28th ed)
Studies determining the effectiveness or value of processes, personnel, and equipment, or the material on conducting such studies. For drugs and devices, CLINICAL TRIALS AS TOPIC; DRUG EVALUATION; and DRUG EVALUATION, PRECLINICAL are available.
Procedures by which protein structure and function are changed or created in vitro by altering existing or synthesizing new structural genes that direct the synthesis of proteins with sought-after properties. Such procedures may include the design of MOLECULAR MODELS of proteins using COMPUTER GRAPHICS or other molecular modeling techniques; site-specific mutagenesis (MUTAGENESIS, SITE-SPECIFIC) of existing genes; and DIRECTED MOLECULAR EVOLUTION techniques to create new genes.
A method to identify and enumerate cells that are synthesizing ANTIBODIES against ANTIGENS or HAPTENS conjugated to sheep RED BLOOD CELLS. The sheep red blood cells surrounding cells secreting antibody are lysed by added COMPLEMENT producing a clear zone of HEMOLYSIS. (From Illustrated Dictionary of Immunology, 3rd ed)
Cell surface proteins that bind signalling molecules external to the cell with high affinity and convert this extracellular event into one or more intracellular signals that alter the behavior of the target cell (From Alberts, Molecular Biology of the Cell, 2nd ed, pp693-5). Cell surface receptors, unlike enzymes, do not chemically alter their ligands.
Any detectable and heritable change in the genetic material that causes a change in the GENOTYPE and which is transmitted to daughter cells and to succeeding generations.
Sensitive assay using radiolabeled ANTIGENS to detect specific ANTIBODIES in SERUM. The antigens are allowed to react with the serum and then precipitated using a special reagent such as PROTEIN A sepharose beads. The bound radiolabeled immunoprecipitate is then commonly analyzed by gel electrophoresis.
The relatively long-lived phagocytic cell of mammalian tissues that are derived from blood MONOCYTES. Main types are PERITONEAL MACROPHAGES; ALVEOLAR MACROPHAGES; HISTIOCYTES; KUPFFER CELLS of the liver; and OSTEOCLASTS. They may further differentiate within chronic inflammatory lesions to EPITHELIOID CELLS or may fuse to form FOREIGN BODY GIANT CELLS or LANGHANS GIANT CELLS. (from The Dictionary of Cell Biology, Lackie and Dow, 3rd ed.)
The phenotypic manifestation of a gene or genes by the processes of GENETIC TRANSCRIPTION and GENETIC TRANSLATION.
Diseases of domestic cattle of the genus Bos. It includes diseases of cows, yaks, and zebus.
Ruminant mammals of South America. They are related to camels.
Measurable and quantifiable biological parameters (e.g., specific enzyme concentration, specific hormone concentration, specific gene phenotype distribution in a population, presence of biological substances) which serve as indices for health- and physiology-related assessments, such as disease risk, psychiatric disorders, environmental exposure and its effects, disease diagnosis, metabolic processes, substance abuse, pregnancy, cell line development, epidemiologic studies, etc.
The phenomenon of target cell destruction by immunologically active effector cells. It may be brought about directly by sensitized T-lymphocytes or by lymphoid or myeloid "killer" cells, or it may be mediated by cytotoxic antibody, cytotoxic factor released by lymphoid cells, or complement.
Unglycosylated phosphoproteins expressed only on B-cells. They are regulators of transmembrane Ca2+ conductance and thought to play a role in B-cell activation and proliferation.
The type (and only) species of RUBIVIRUS causing acute infection in humans, primarily children and young adults. Humans are the only natural host. A live, attenuated vaccine is available for prophylaxis.
The uptake of naked or purified DNA by CELLS, usually meaning the process as it occurs in eukaryotic cells. It is analogous to bacterial transformation (TRANSFORMATION, BACTERIAL) and both are routinely employed in GENE TRANSFER TECHNIQUES.
CELL LINE derived from the ovary of the Chinese hamster, Cricetulus griseus (CRICETULUS). The species is a favorite for cytogenetic studies because of its small chromosome number. The cell line has provided model systems for the study of genetic alterations in cultured mammalian cells.
Microscopy of specimens stained with fluorescent dye (usually fluorescein isothiocyanate) or of naturally fluorescent materials, which emit light when exposed to ultraviolet or blue light. Immunofluorescence microscopy utilizes antibodies that are labeled with fluorescent dye.
A biosensing technique in which biomolecules capable of binding to specific analytes or ligands are first immobilized on one side of a metallic film. Light is then focused on the opposite side of the film to excite the surface plasmons, that is, the oscillations of free electrons propagating along the film's surface. The refractive index of light reflecting off this surface is measured. When the immobilized biomolecules are bound by their ligands, an alteration in surface plasmons on the opposite side of the film is created which is directly proportional to the change in bound, or adsorbed, mass. Binding is measured by changes in the refractive index. The technique is used to study biomolecular interactions, such as antigen-antibody binding.

Demographic, clinical and social factors associated with human immunodeficiency virus infection and other sexually transmitted diseases in a cohort of women from the United Kingdom and Ireland. MRC Collaborative Study of women with HIV. (1/15345)

BACKGROUND: Clinical experience suggests many women with HIV infection have experienced no other sexually transmitted diseases (STD). Our objective was to test the hypothesis that a substantial proportion of women with HIV infection in the United Kingdom and Ireland have experienced no other diagnosed STD and to describe the demographic, clinical and social factors associated with the occurrence of other STD in a cohort of HIV infected women. METHOD: Analysis of cross-sectional baseline data from a prospective study of 505 women with diagnosed HIV infection. The setting was 15 HIV treatment centres in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The main outcome measures were occurrence of other STD diagnosed for the first time before and after HIV diagnosis. Data were obtained from interview with women and clinic notes. We particularly focused on occurrence of gonorrhoea, chlamydia and trichomoniasis after HIV diagnosis, as these are the STD most likely to reflect recent unprotected sexual intercourse. RESULTS: The women were mainly infected via heterosexual sex (n = 304), and injection drug use (n = 174). 151 were black Africans. A total of 250 (49.5%) women reported never having been diagnosed with an STD apart from HIV, 255 (50.5%) women had ever experienced an STD besides HIV, including 109 (21.6%) who had their first other STD diagnosed after HIV. Twenty-five (5%) women reported having had chlamydia, gonorrhoea or trichomoniasis diagnosed for the first time after HIV diagnosis, possibly reflecting unprotected sexual intercourse since HIV diagnosis. In all 301 (60%) women reported having had sex with a man in the 6 months prior to entry to the study. Of these, 168 (58%) reported using condoms 'always', 66(23%) 'sometimes' and 56 (19%) 'never'. CONCLUSIONS: Half the women in this study reported having never experienced any other diagnosed STD besides HIV. However, after HIV diagnosis most women remain sexually active and at least 5% had an STD diagnosed which reflect unprotected sexual intercourse.  (+info)

Fish oil feeding delays influenza virus clearance and impairs production of interferon-gamma and virus-specific immunoglobulin A in the lungs of mice. (2/15345)

Ingestion of fish oil can suppress the inflammatory response to injury and may impair host resistance to infection. To investigate the effect of a diet containing fish oil on immunity to viral infection, 148 BALB/c mice were fed diets containing 3 g/100 g of sunflower oil with either 17 g/100 g of fish oil or beef tallow for 14 d before intranasal challenge with live influenza virus. At d 1 and d 5 after infection, the mice fed fish oil had higher lung viral load and lower body weight (P < 0.05). In addition to the greater viral load and weight loss at d 5 after infection, the fish oil group consumed less food (P < 0.05) while the beef tallow group was clearing the virus, had regained their preinfection weights and was returning to their preinfection food consumption. The fish oil group had impaired production of lung interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma), serum immunoglobulin (Ig) G and lung IgA-specific antibodies (all P < 0. 05) although lung IFN-alpha/beta and the relative proportions of bronchial lymph node CD4+ and CD8+ T lymphocytes did not differ between groups after infection. The present study demonstrates a delay in virus clearance in mice fed fish oil associated with reduced IFN-gamma and antibody production and a greater weight loss and suppression of appetite following influenza virus infection. However, differences observed during the course of infection did not affect the ultimate outcome as both groups cleared the virus and returned to preinfection food consumption and body weight by d 7.  (+info)


aning of vaccine-induced immunity: is it a problem in Africa?  (+info)

Chronic infection with Helicobacter pylori, Chlamydia pneumoniae, or cytomegalovirus: population based study of coronary heart disease. (4/15345)

OBJECTIVE: To study possible associations between coronary heart disease and serological evidence of persistent infection with Helicobacter pylori, Chlamydia pneumoniae, or cytomegalovirus. DESIGN: Population based, case-control study, nested within a randomised trial. SETTING: Five general practices in Bedfordshire, UK. INDIVIDUALS: 288 patients with incident or prevalent coronary heart disease and 704 age and sex matched controls. RESULTS: High concentrations of serum IgG antibodies to H pylori were present in 54% of cases v 46% of controls, with corresponding results for C pneumoniae seropositivity (33% v 33%), and cytomegalovirus seropositivity (40% v 31%). After adjustments for age, sex, smoking, indicators of socioeconomic status, and standard risk factors, the odds ratios (95% confidence intervals) for coronary heart disease of seropositivity to these agents were: 1.28 (0.93 to 1.75) for H pylori, 0.95 (0.66 to 1.36) for C pneumoniae, and 1.40 (0.96 to 2. 05) for cytomegalovirus. CONCLUSIONS: There is no good evidence of strong associations between coronary heart disease and serological markers of persistent infection with H pylori, C pneumoniae, or cytomegalovirus. To determine the existence of moderate associations between these agents and disease, however, larger scale studies will be needed that can keep residual confounders to a minimum.  (+info)

Cytomegalovirus seropositivity and incident ischaemic heart disease in the Caerphilly prospective heart disease study. (5/15345)

OBJECTIVE: To assess the role of cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in primary ischaemic heart disease. METHODS: Plasma specimens collected during 1979-83 from men in Caerphilly, south Wales, were analysed for IgG antibodies to CMV by enzyme linked immunosorbent assay and latex tests. Incident ischaemic heart disease events were ascertained after five and 10 years from death certificates, hospital records, and ECG changes; 195 incident ischaemic heart disease cases were compared with 216 controls of a similar age drawn from the rest of the cohort. RESULTS: 164 cases (84%) and 180 controls (83%) were seropositive for CMV. Optical density, an indicator of CMV antibody titre, was similar for cases and controls. Among controls, seropositivity was not associated with age, socioeconomic status currently or in childhood, smoking, height, body mass index, blood pressure, total cholesterol, fibrinogen, plasma viscosity, or leucocyte count. The unadjusted odds ratio relating CMV seropositivity to incident ischaemic heart disease was 1.06 (95% confidence interval 0.63 to 1.79) and was little changed (1.11, 0.63 to 1.97) after adjustment for age, smoking, body mass index, systolic blood pressure, total cholesterol, and socioeconomic status currently and in childhood. CONCLUSIONS: CMV infection is unlikely to be a strong risk factor for development of myocardial infarction in middle aged men.  (+info)

Mayaro virus disease: an emerging mosquito-borne zoonosis in tropical South America. (6/15345)

This report describes the clinical, laboratory, and epidemiological findings on 27 cases of Mayaro virus (MV) disease, an emerging mosquito-borne viral illness that is endemic in rural areas of tropical South America. MV disease is a nonfatal, dengue-like illness characterized by fever, chills, headache, eye pain, generalized myalgia, arthralgia, diarrhea, vomiting, and rash of 3-5 days' duration. Severe joint pain is a prominent feature of this illness; the arthralgia sometimes persists for months and can be quite incapacitating. Cases of two visitors from the United States, who developed MV disease during visits to eastern Peru, are reported. MV disease and dengue are difficult to differentiate clinically.  (+info)

Prevalence of hepatitis B surface antigen and antibody in white and black patients with diabetes mellitus. (7/15345)

The prevalence of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBSAg) and antibody (anti-HBS) was determined in 531 white and 519 black diabetic outpatients and in appropriate white and black control populations. There was no difference between the prevalence of either HBSAg or anti-HBS in either the white or black diabetics and that in the white and black controls. These findings make it unlikely that the vast majority of patients with diabetes mellitus have either an increased susceptibility to infection by the hepatitis B virus or an impaired ability to clear the virus once they are infected.  (+info)

Serum dilution neutralization test for California group virus identification and serology. (8/15345)

The serum dilution neutralization test was evaluated for serological diagnosis of California group arbovirus infections and identification of virus isolates. The technical advantages and the degree of subtype specificity of the serum dilution neutralization test over the hemagglutination inhibition test and the complement fixation test were demonstrated with paired specimens from human cases, single human survey sera, and sentinel rabbit sera. Twenty-one virus isolates from various geographical areas of the United States were also used to evaluate the efficacy of the serum dilution neutralization test for specific virus identification.  (+info)

Understanding host antibody response is crucial for predicting disease severity and for vaccine development. We investigated antibody responses against influenza A(H7N9) virus in 48 serum samples from 21 patients, including paired samples from 15 patients. IgG against subtype H7 and neutralizing antibodies (NAbs) were not detected in acute-phase samples, but ELISA geometric mean titers increased in convalescent-phase samples; NAb titers were 20&ndash;80 (geometric mean titer 40). Avidity to IgG against subtype H7 was significantly lower than that against H1 and H3. IgG against H3 was boosted after infection with influenza A(H7N9) virus, and its level in acute-phase samples correlated with that against H7 in convalescent-phase samples. A correlation was also found between hemagglutinin inhibition and NAb titers and between hemagglutinin inhibition and IgG titers against H7. Because of the relatively weak protective antibody response to influenza A(H7N9), multiple vaccinations might be needed to
Understanding host antibody response is crucial for predicting disease severity and for vaccine development. We investigated antibody responses against influenza A(H7N9) virus in 48 serum samples from 21 patients, including paired samples from 15 patients. IgG against subtype H7 and neutralizing antibodies (NAbs) were not detected in acute-phase samples, but ELISA geometric mean titers increased in convalescent-phase samples; NAb titers were 20&ndash;80 (geometric mean titer 40). Avidity to IgG against subtype H7 was significantly lower than that against H1 and H3. IgG against H3 was boosted after infection with influenza A(H7N9) virus, and its level in acute-phase samples correlated with that against H7 in convalescent-phase samples. A correlation was also found between hemagglutinin inhibition and NAb titers and between hemagglutinin inhibition and IgG titers against H7. Because of the relatively weak protective antibody response to influenza A(H7N9), multiple vaccinations might be needed to
ABSTRACT. Background:. To evaluate the presence of unrecognized MERS-CoV infections among health care workers (HCWs) after the 2015 Korean MERS outbreak, we performed a serologic investigation. Methods:. During the outbreak, all HCWs exposed or assigned to MERS patients were quarantined for 14 days and tested screening sputum polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assays thereafter. HCWs with positive PCR results were excluded from the study. We prospectively collected the sera of HCWs exposed or assigned to MERS patients at 6 to 26 weeks post exposure. We primarily used anti-MERS-CoV IgG ELISA, and sera with an optical density (OD) ratio ¡Ã 0.2 were substantiated by immunofluorescence assay (IFA) and plaque reduction neutralization test (PRNT).. Results:. Fifty-nine of the 189 HCWs exposed to four highly-infective MERS patients (31.2%) and 130 of 254 HCWs assigned to MERS patient care (51.2%) consented to the study. The median of ELISA OD ratio of exposed HCWs and assigned HCWs were both 0.08 ...
Most newly discharged patients who recently recovered from COVID-19 produce virus-specific antibodies and T cells, suggests a study published on May 3rd in the journal Immunity, but the responses of different patients are not all the same. While the 14 patients examined in the study showed wide-ranging immune responses, results from the 6 of them that were assessed at two weeks after discharge suggest that antibodies were maintained for at least that long. Additional results from the study indicate which parts of the virus are most effective at triggering these immune responses and should therefore be targeted by potential vaccines.
Specific antibodies against p185. (A) Anti p185-antibody titre in vaccinated and control animals. Mean antibody titres are indicated by full line (**P=0.0024).
People who have had the Pfizer vaccine have lower antibody levels targeting the Indian variant, also known as Delta, than those against previously circulating variants in the UK, new data suggests. The research from the Francis Crick Institute, the National Institute for Health Research and the UCLH Biomedical Research Centre also suggests the levels of these antibodies are lower with increasing age and that levels decline over time. The study found that after just one dose of the Pfizer jab, people are less likely to develop antibody levels against the Indian (B.1.617.2) variant, as high as those seen against the previously dominant Kent variant (B.1.1.7) also known as Alpha.
New findings from Temerty Faculty of Medicine researchers may help explain why SARS-CoV-2 - the virus that causes COVID-19 - can cause more severe inflammation and lung tissue damage than a regular, seasonal influenza virus.
Antibody tests check your blood by looking for antibodies, which can show if you had a past infection with the virus that causes COVID-19.
The objective of this work was to study the dynamics of M. Hyopneumoniae (M. hyo) infection along the life-time of three groups of naturally infected pigs form the same farm and correlated with sow parity and antibody titers at farrowing, seroconversion, appearance of macroscopic and microscopic lung lesions. ...
The objective of this work was to study the dynamics of M. Hyopneumoniae (M. hyo) infection along the life-time of three groups of naturally infected pigs form the same farm and correlated with sow parity and antibody titers at farrowing, seroconversion, appearance of macroscopic and microscopic lung lesions. ...
Heat map representation of patient antibody profiles in second cohort to the four CMV antigens. The titer values for each serum were log10 transformed and then
Geneticist Stephen Elledge describes what his team s new technology is revealing about human immunology and disease. (Video: Stephanie Dutchen). VirScan Uses Peptides to Scan for Viruses. VirScan provides a tool for studying interactions between the collection of viruses known to infect humans, some of which dont cause symptoms, and the immune system, which can be altered permanently by viral exposure.. Elledge and his colleagues tested VirScan on 569 people from around the world and found that, on average, the participants had been exposed to about 10 viral species throughout their lifetimes.. Until now, blood tests that measured the amount of viruses based on antibodies released by the immune system have been limited by the number of virus-antibody interactions they could screen for.. To identify a greater number of antibodies, researchers used peptides (naturally occurring biological molecules) from 206 viral species, representing more than 1,000 different viral strains, to create a ...
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Multiple sclerosis (MS) risk, over 10-fold higher in Western than in Asian countries, is associated with elevated IgG antibody titers against Epstein-Barr viral capcid antigen (anti-EBVCA IgG titers). Given the 84% homology of the open reading frame BCRF1 of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) to human interleukin 10 (hIL-10) and the remarkable Caucasian-vs.-Asian population differences in hIL-10 gene promoter polymorphisms, this strong association of MS risk with anti-EB-VCA IgG titers may be explained by the genetic variations in the hIL-10 gene. We evaluated anti-EB-VCA IgG titers in association with a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) in the promoter of hIL-10 at position -819 (hIL-10 T-819C) in a cross-sectional survey of 241 Japanese. Anti-EB-VCA IgG titer and its elevation (≥ 1:160) were evaluated, stratified by sex and hIL-10 T-819C genotype. The cytosine-allele frequencies at hIL-10 T-819C were 32.9% in women and 30.9% in men. These are consistent with the published reports of Japanese and Chinese,
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This study measured the association between socioeconomic and environmental exposures and vaccine response to nine childhood vaccines. The association was measured using birth cohort data from the ECUAVIDA (Ecuador Life) study conducted in Quinindé, Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador. 2,404 neonates and their mothers were recruited between 2006 and 2009. Criteria for inclusion in the analysis required having received the full vaccine series with respect to each vaccine, with the exception of the rotavirus vaccine. Data analysis used SAS version 9.4. Logistic regression was used to model the association between the exposures and the odds of meeting the achievement of a designated protective antibody threshold (seropositivity) for each vaccine. Linear regression was used to model the association between the exposures and the log-transformed antibody titers, resulting in a geometric mean antibody titer (GMT) ratio measurement. Socioeconomic status (SES) was found to be a significant predictor for the ...
The FAVN (Fluorescent Antibody Virus Neutralisation) test is the method of choice for determining the levels of antibody to rabies virus in serum.
Abstract. We describe the results from a human clinical trial of a dengue virus serotype-1, purified-inactivated vaccine (DENV-1 PIV) adjuvanted with aluminum hydroxide. This first-in-man, Phase 1, open-label clinical trial consisted of two groups of flavivirus-naïve healthy adult volunteers that received two intramuscular vaccine doses of either 2.5 μg or 5 μg of DENV-1 PIV administered on days 0 and 28. Following vaccination, both vaccine doses exhibited an acceptable safety profile with minimal injection site and systemic reactions. By study day 42, 2 weeks following the second vaccine dose, all volunteers in both vaccine groups developed serum-neutralizing antibodies against DENV-1. Additional testing using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay demonstrated induction of a humoral immune response following both vaccine doses. The DENV-1 PIV was safe and immunogenic in a small number of volunteers supporting development and further testing of a tetravalent DENV PIV formulation.
Medical experts have some advice for Americans thinking about getting coronavirus antibody tests: Dont - at least not until the questionable ones have been weeded out and scientists know whether people who have survived COVID-19 are immune from the virus.Until then, some scientists say manufacturers should stop advertising the antibody tests, for as little as $25,that many Americans are using to decide if they can safely stop social distancing or return to
Medical experts have some advice for Americans thinking about getting coronavirus antibody tests: Dont - at least not until the questionable ones have been weeded out and scientists know whether people who have survived COVID-19 are immune from the virus.Until then, some scientists say manufacturers should stop advertising the antibody tests, for as little as $25,that many Americans are using to decide if they can safely stop social distancing or return to
Medical experts have some advice for Americans thinking about getting coronavirus antibody tests: Dont - at least not until the questionable ones have been weeded out and scientists know whether people who have survived COVID-19 are immune from the virus.Until then, some scientists say manufacturers should stop advertising the antibody tests, for as little as $25,that many Americans are using to decide if they can safely stop social distancing or return to
Medical experts have some advice for Americans thinking about getting coronavirus antibody tests: Dont - at least not until the questionable ones have been weeded out and scientists know whether people who have survived COVID-19 are immune from the virus.Until then, some scientists say manufacturers should stop advertising the antibody tests, for as little as $25,that many Americans are using to decide if they can safely stop social distancing or return to
The University of Washington Medicine Virology Lab is offering tests to check for coronavirus antibodies, reports KIRO7.According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, COVID-19 antibody testing may indicate that ...
People infected with Covid-19 produce neutralising antibodies that prevent the virus from infecting cells by binding to the spike protein on the viruss surface.. Early studies have suggested that the strength of this antibody response varies greatly between patients, and it remains unknown how long any such neutralising antibodies persist in the blood to provide protection against reinfection.. Whether elicited by natural infection or vaccination or administered as a convalescent plasma or in recombinant form, neutralising antibodies will likely be crucial for curtailing the global burden of Covid-19 disease, said study researcher Paul D Bieniasz from the Rockefeller University in the US.. For this reason, the availability of rapid, convenient, and accurate assays that measure neutralising antibody activity is crucial for evaluating naturally acquired or artificially induced immunity against Covid-19, Bieniasz added.. According to the study, the research team developed a number of safer, ...
SARS-CoV-2 antibody detection assays are crucial for gathering seroepidemiological information and monitoring the sustainability of antibody response against the virus. The SARS-CoV-2 Spike proteins receptor-binding domain (RBD) is a very specific target for anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies detection. Moreover, many neutralizing antibodies are mapped to this domain, linking antibody response to RBD with neutralizing potential. Detection of IgG antibodies, rather than IgM or total antibodies, against RBD is likely to play a larger role in understanding antibody-mediated protection and vaccine response. Here we describe a rapid and stable RBD-based IgG ELISA test obtained through extensive optimization of the assay components and conditions. The test showed a specificity of 99.79% (95% CI: 98.82-99.99%) in a panel of pre-pandemic samples (n = 470) from different groups, i.e., pregnancy, fever, HCV, HBV, and autoantibodies positive. Test sensitivity was evaluated using sera from SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR ...
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Testing for antibodies to Covid-19 do hold promise but theyre still a long way from delivering, experts say. Heres how antibody tests work.
This study will evaluate HIV-1 RNA and the presence or absence of resistance at baseline and following seroconversion, assess the frequency of HIV-1 screening and screening method(s) used for evaluation of seroconverters, and collect information regarding whether the seroconverter experienced signs and symptoms of acute HIV-1 infection prior to or at the time of seroconversion ...
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Patients who recover from coronavirus infections may lose their immunity to reinfection within months, according to research released on Monday that experts said could have a significant influence on how governments manage the pandemic.
A new study raises more questions about how long immunity to COVID via antibodies lasts and whether you can get this disease multiple times.
The invulnerable frameworks of individuals who recuperate from gentle episodes of COVID-19 produce antibodies that may just last a couple of months
Vanguard Genetics, located on the campus of NMSU, is now among a relatively small number of laboratories in the U.S. testing for COVID-19 antibodies.
Mexicos president said Monday he wont get a COVID-19 vaccine because his doctors told him he still has a high level of antibodies from when he was infected in January.
The IgG blood picks up antibodies to the virus while the virus is active in your system. So what we see for many participants and clients is that a few months in, the tests often show as borderline or unequivocal. What this means is that the trace of the viral antibodies is so minor that the tests can barely pick up any sign of the virus being present. For others it comes back often at the 5-6 month point as negative. What this therefore indicates is that the treatment acts to kill the herpes cells in their entirety rather than providing what would be an immunity to the virus. As we have tested and discovered those that have been cured do not possess any antibodies to the virus, they have no immunity and can be reinfected again if they have direct contact with the virus, the same as any other person who was not infected ...
Did you ever wonder what different virus infections you have had in your lifetime? Now you can find out with just a drop of your blood and about $25.. Immune defense systems of many hosts produce antibodies in response to virus infections. These large proteins, which are generally virus specific, can block or inhibit virus infection, and persist at low levels for many years after the initial infection. Hence it is possible to determine whether an individual has had a virus infection by looking for anti-viral antibodies in the blood. Up to now the process of identifying such antibodies has been slow and limited to one or a few viruses. A new assay called VirScan allows unbiased searches for all the virus antibodies in your blood, providing a picture of all your past infections.. To identify the human antivirome, DNAs were synthesized encoding proteins from all viruses known to infect humans - 206 species and over 1000 strains. These DNAs were inserted into the genome of a bacteriophage, so that ...
Although it is unclear how and when it will happen, it is hoped the test will eventually become available to the wider public; for now, people who are having blood tests for other ailments will be asked if they would also like a coronavirus antibody test. ...
a, The predicted relationship between efficacy against any symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection and the efficacy against severe infection. The black line indicates the best fit model for the relationship between protection against any versus severe SARS-CoV-2 infection. The shaded areas indicate the 95% CIs. Efficacy against severe infection was calculated using a threshold that was 0.15 times lower than that for mild infection (95% CI = 0.036 0.65) (see Methods and Supplementary Table 5). b, Extrapolation of the decay of neutralization titers over time. This model uses the estimated half-life of SARS-CoV-2 neutralization titer in convalescent subjects of 108 d over the first 250 d5, after which the decay decreases linearly until it achieves a 10-year half-life (consistent with the long-term stability of antibody responses seen after other vaccines47,48). We simulate three scenarios, with decay of neutralization taking 1 year (blue dashed line), 1.5 years (purple dashed line) or 2 years (red dashed ...
A new study suggests that people who experience particular side effects after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, such as swollen lymph nodes, may have previously been infected with the coronavirus.
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A blood test designed by researchers at the University of Toronto and Sinai Healths Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute can accurately detect whether a person was previously infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 - and whether their immune response is functional.
A diagnostic test can tell you if you have an active infection. An antibody determines whether your body has developed antibodies to a previous infection.
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This can occur naturally, whereby maternal antibodies, primarily immunoglobulin G antibodies, are transferred across the ... producing a change in the viral epitope.[32][33] Alternatively, the reassortment of separate viral genome segments, or ... Corti, D; Lanzavecchia, A (2013). "Broadly neutralizing antiviral antibodies". Annual Review of Immunology. 31: 705-42. doi: ... Individual immunity can also be gained passively, in which antibodies to a pathogen are transferred from one individual to ...
Detection of viral antibodies on red blood cells is possible. No specific treatment for CTF is yet available. The first action ... Viral replication in infected cells is associated with characteristic cytoplasmic granular matrices. Evidence suggests viral ... The double-stranded RNA viral genome is about 20,000 bp long and is divided into 12 segments, which are termed Seg-1 to Seg-12 ... Colorado tick fever (CTF) (also called mountain tick fever, American tick fever, and American mountain tick fever) is a viral ...
Humoral antibodies[edit]. The sera of birds infected with avian reovirus display circulating antibodies through the validation ... Although viral gene expression is not necessary, intracellular viral uncoating is the significant process that induces ... Maternal antibodies[edit]. Maternal antibodies have displayed protection against the development of microscopic lesions of ... which suggests that viral mRNA synthesis and crucial steps that occur during viral replication are not necessary for induction ...
Viral antigen can be shown in tissues by indirect fluorescent antibody staining.[7] ... For patients with JE virus IgM antibodies, confirmatory neutralizing antibody testing should be performed.[citation needed] ... The neutralizing antibody persists in the circulation for at least two to three years, and perhaps longer.[16][17] The total ... JE virus IgM antibodies are usually detectable 3 to 8 days after onset of illness and persist for 30 to 90 days, but longer ...
... identification of antibodies to viruses) may be useful in viral meningitis.[20] If tuberculous meningitis is suspected, the ... Viral meningitis[edit]. Viral meningitis typically only requires supportive therapy; most viruses responsible for causing ... Bacterial and viral meningitis are contagious, but neither is as contagious as the common cold or flu.[50] Both can be ... Viral[edit]. Viruses that cause meningitis include enteroviruses, herpes simplex virus (generally type 2, which produces most ...
Vaccinations protect against viral diseases, in part, by eliciting the production of antibodies. Monoclonal antibodies, ... some viral infection might even be beneficial to the host.[7] The lethal viral diseases are believed to have resulted from an " ... Viral diseases and host defenses[edit]. One main motivation for the study of viruses is the fact that they cause many important ... Antibody presence in blood serum is often used to determine whether a person has been exposed to a given virus in the past, ...
Natural antibody protects against viral infection. Virology Blog. 2009-10-06 [2010-01-22]. (原始內容存檔於2010-11-18).. ... 抗體(antibody),又稱免疫球蛋白(immunoglobulin,簡稱Ig)[1],是一種主要由漿細胞分泌,被免疫系統用來鑑別與中和外來物質如細菌、病毒等病原體的大型Y形蛋白質,僅被發現存在於脊椎動物
"Detection of antigens or antibodies by ELISA". Retrieved 2017-04-03. Grandien, M. (1996-05-01). "Viral ... Antibody detection works by attaching an indicator to an antibody with a known specificity and observing whether the antibody ... Antibodies are added to a bacterial solution, providing an antigen for the binding of fluorescent anti-antibody adherence. ... A benefit of antibody detection (ELISA) is that protein identification on a microorganism becomes faster than a western blot. ...
"Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Antibodies in Nigerian Populations". The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 38 (2): 407 ... of type 2 vaccine-derived polioviruses during a large outbreak in northern Nigeria Viral hemorrhagic fever antibodies in ... At the University of Ibadan Tomori's research interest focuses on viral infections including Ebola hemorrhagic fever, yellow ... Buchmeier, Michael J.; Lewicki, Hanna A.; Tomori, Oyewale; Oldstone, Michael B.A. (1981). "Monoclonal antibodies to lymphocytic ...
Viral replication is cytoplasmic. Entry into the host cell is achieved by attachment of the virus to host receptors, which ... "Structural Basis of Human Parechovirus Neutralization by Human Monoclonal Antibodies". Journal of Virology. 89 (18): 9571-9580 ... "Viral meningitis in Kansas City-area babies probed". The Kansas City Star. The Associated Press. August 13, 2014. Viralzone: ... "Viral Zone". ExPASy. Retrieved 15 June 2015. ICTV. "Virus Taxonomy: 2014 Release". Retrieved 15 June 2015. Shakeel, Shabih; ...
... viral adsorption takes place and the adsorbed virus can be inhibited by viral antibodies. The second stage, which is 20 minutes ... In the third, antibody-refractory stage, viral envelope constituents remain detectable on the surface of cells. During the ... To obtain viral replication. For gene and chromosome mapping. For production of monoclonal antibodies by producing hybridoma. ... is pH dependent and an addition of viral antiserum can still inhibit ultimate fusion. ...
2014). "Emerging antibody-based products". Plant Viral Vectors. Curr Top Microbiol Immunol. Current Topics in Microbiology and ... October 2006). "Rapid high-yield expression of full-size IgG antibodies in plants coinfected with noncompeting viral vectors". ... The components are chimeric monoclonal antibody c13C6 from a previously existing antibody cocktail called "MB-003" and two ... and tobacco plants are infected with the viral vector encoding for the antibodies, using Agrobacterium cultures. Subsequently, ...
"Targeting host-derived glycans on enveloped viruses for antibody-based vaccine design". Current Opinion in Virology. Viral ... Aglycosylation is a feature of engineered antibodies to bypass glycosylation.[2][3] Five classes of glycans are produced: *N- ... "Transgenic plants of Nicotiana tabacum L. express aglycosylated monoclonal antibody with antitumor activity". Biotecnologia ... engineering aglycosylated full-length IgG antibodies for human therapy". Current Opinion in Biotechnology. 22 (6): 858-67. doi: ...
"Targeting host-derived glycans on enveloped viruses for antibody-based vaccine design". Current Opinion in Virology. Viral ... some patients can evolve antibodies to recognise the HIV glycans and almost all so-called 'broadly neutralising antibodies ( ... The viral spike of the human immunodeficiency virus is heavily glycosylated.[8] Approximately half the mass of the spike is ... molecules such as antibodies (immunoglobulins), which interact directly with antigens.. *molecules of the major ...
The PRINT test looks for viral-specific neutralizing antibodies. However, this test can still produce false positive results, ... A test for IgM antibodies has seen to be effective over longer periods of time, as these antibodies can be present starting 4 ... The methods currently available to test for Zika antibodies cross-react with dengue antibodies. An IgM-positive result in a ... However, it is suggested that a PRINT test be performed following a test for IgM antibodies to help eliminate false positives ...
Dessain SK, editor (2008). Human Antibody Therapeutics for Viral Diseases. Berlin: Springer. (Current Topics in Microbiology ... He has also worked in dilution cloning and with the antibody immunoglobulin A, among others. Levites Y, O'Nuallain B, Puligedda ... CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) "Salmonella Typhimurium biofilm disruption by a human antibody that binds a pan-amyloid ... CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) "Human IgA Monoclonal Antibodies That Neutralize Poliovirus, Produced by Hybridomas and ...
Viral replication is cytoplasmic. Entry into the host cell is achieved by penetration into the host cell. Replication follows ... Wu, J. X.; Wang, Q; Liu, H; Qian, Y. J.; Xie, Y; Zhou, X. P. (2013). "Monoclonal antibody-based serological methods for maize ... The virus exits the host cell by tubule-guided viral movement. Plants serve as the natural host. Transmission routes are ... "Viral Zone". ExPASy. Retrieved 15 June 2015. ICTV. "Virus Taxonomy: 2014 Release". Retrieved 15 June 2015. ...
He collaborated with Frank Macfarlane Burnet to study viral antibodies. With the launching of Sputnik in 1957, Lederberg became ... 1951 that genetic material could be transferred from one strain of the bacterium Salmonella typhimurium to another using viral ...
Antibody therapy is also used to treat viral infections. In 1945, hepatitis A infections, epidemic in summer camps, were ... and is the most common antibody of the five types of antibodies found in the body. IgG antibodies protects against bacterial ... blood would be obtained for the antibodies. Patients who are immunized with the antibodies from animals may develop serum ... Antibody treatments can be time consuming and are given through an intravenous injection or IV, while a vaccine shot or jab is ...
Viral culture or blood serum testing for antibodies may also be used for the confirmation of infection. It is believed that the ... This type of infection is the direct result of the viral invasion of the mucosal lining of the intestines. The role of HCoV- ...
Recovery is also marked by disappearance of IgM antibodies and increase of levels of IgG antibodies.[7][20] ... studies showing evidence for viral replication in the placenta or reporting the full viral life cycle in placental-derived ... The symptomatic phase coincides with elevated hepatic aminotransferase levels.[18][19][20][21] Viral RNA becomes detectable in ... Liu, Dongyou (2010-11-23). Molecular Detection of Human Viral Pathogens. CRC Press. p. 102. ISBN 9781439812372. .. ...
The viral envelope of an enveloped virus has different surface proteins from the rest of the virus which act as antigens. These ... Patients who developed antibodies against HBsAg (anti-HBsAg seroconversion) are usually considered non-infectious. HBsAg ... It is present in the sera of patients with viral hepatitis B (with or without clinical symptoms). ... antigens are recognized by antibody proteins that bind specifically to one of these surface proteins. Today, these antigen- ...
The recognition of viral proteins by maternal antibodies neutralizes the virus. Further, the maternal antibodies outcompete B ... If these mutations occur in sites that are recognized by antibodies, the mutations block antibody binding which inhibits the ... Thus, an infant's immune system is not highly activated and the infant produces fewer antibodies. Even when B cells do bind to ... If B cell receptors bind to the antigen and FC receptors simultaneously bind to the maternal antibody, the FC receptors send a ...
... the presence of anti-phospholipid antibodies, and antinuclear antibodies. Anti-phospholipid antibodies are targeted toward the ... An immunoevasive action was the initial normal behavior of the viral protein, in order to avail for the virus to spread to ... These antibodies also jeopardize the health of the uterus by altering the blood flow to the uterus. Antinuclear antibodies ... Both the presence of anti-phospholipids antibodies and antinuclear antibodies have toxic effects on the implantation of embryos ...
Diagnosis is by detecting antibodies, the virus's RNA, or the virus itself. It is a type of viral hemorrhagic fever. Prevention ... They established its viral etiology, but were unable to isolate the agent at that time. In February 1967, virologists John P. ... The tick bite occurred in the province of Ávila, 300 km away from the province of Cáceres, where CCHF viral RNA from ticks was ... These reports include records of the occurrence of the virus or antibodies to the virus from Greece, Portugal, South Africa, ...
Viral testing can identify if a person is currently infected with SARS-CoV-2. Antibody testing can identify if a person has ... Antibody testing has a higher rate of testing error than viral testing. "Coronavirus testing is starting to get better-but it ... These antibodies may help provide immunity against that particular infection in the future. Testing for antibodies against SARS ... Antibody testing can reveal if a patient has had previous exposure to SARS-CoV-2. After exposure to an infection, the human ...
"Lab antibody, anti-viral research aids COVID-19 response , Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory". Archived from the ...
... or alternatively the result of chronic viral infection which is known to also elevate anti-tranglutaminase antibody. A German ... of these half had anti-transglutaminase antibodies, but few had endomysial antibody.[29] This could indicate an association ... The appearance of anti-nuclear antibodies in autoimmune hepatitis was found to correlated with A1-B8-DR3.[26] One of the ... Later the level of anti-acetylcholine receptor antibodies in disease were found to correlate with B8::DR3.[15] Later it was ...
Interleukin-10 determines viral clearance or persistence in vivo. Nature Medicine. November 2006, 12 (11): 1301-9. PMC 2535582 ... Disappearance of T Cell-Mediated Rejection Despite Continued Antibody-Mediated Rejection in Late Kidney Transplant Recipients. ... Progressive loss of memory T cell potential and commitment to exhaustion during chronic viral infection. Journal of Virology. ... Cell-intrinsic transforming growth factor-beta signaling mediates virus-specific CD8+ T cell deletion and viral persistence in ...
Viral respiratory tract infections. *Atypical pneumonias. *Airborne diseases. *Coronavirus-associated diseases. Hidden ...
... meningitis and other viral haemorrhagic fevers may resemble EVD.[1] Blood samples are tested for viral RNA, viral antibodies or ... Finding the virus, viral RNA, or antibodies in blood[1]. Differential diagnosis. Malaria, cholera, typhoid fever, meningitis, ... IgM antibodies are detectable two days after symptom onset and IgG antibodies can be detected six to 18 days after symptom ... Ebola, also known as Ebola virus disease (EVD) or Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF), is a viral hemorrhagic fever of humans and ...
... antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity).[55] This strategy for enhancing a monoclonal antibody's ability to induce ADCC takes ... Other viral infections. *Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML). *Immune toxicity, with depletion of B cells in 70% ... The antibody binds to the cell surface protein CD20. CD20 is widely expressed on B cells, from early pre-B cells to later in ... Rituximab is a chimeric monoclonal antibody against the protein CD20, which is primarily found on the surface of immune system ...
Levels of HIV-specific antibodies have also declined, leading to speculation that the patient may have been functionally cured ... "A systematic review of viral infections associated with oral involvement in cancer patients: a spotlight on Herpesviridea" ...
... antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity).[57] This strategy for enhancing a monoclonal antibody's ability to induce ADCC takes ... Other viral infections. *Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) caused by JC virus reactivation[30] ... The antibody binds to the cell surface protein CD20. CD20 is widely expressed on B cells, from early pre-B cells to later in ... Rituximab is a chimeric monoclonal antibody against the protein CD20, which is primarily found on the surface of immune system ...
Isn't that a sure way to get a lot of viral particles into the air? Why don't more people get sick from that? Imagine Reason ( ... TLDR: antibodies in convalescent serum are about 4-fold less neutralizing against delta than against other variants - but we ... doi:10.1016/j.cell.2021.06.02: Convalescent serum (i.e. antibodies in blood from people previously infected) of people who had ... Furthermore, recent viral variants significantly complicate the question, and broadly speaking, researchers and public health ...
The OspC antibodies kill any of the bacteria that have not been killed by the OspA antibodies. Canine Recombinant Lyme, ... Unlike viral meningitis, Lyme lymphocytic meningitis tends to not cause fever, last longer, and recur.[33][30] Lymphocytic ... IgM and IgG antibody levels may be elevated for years even after successful treatment with antibiotics.[23] As antibody levels ... because the IgM antibodies may remain after the initial infection, and IgG antibodies may remain for years.[120] ...
... , also known as Lassa hemorrhagic fever (LHF), is a type of viral hemorrhagic fever caused by the Lassa virus.[1] ... antibodies for the virus, or the virus itself in cell culture.[1] Other conditions that may present similarly include Ebola, ... Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Consortium Lassa fever Archived 4 April 2015 at the Wayback Machine. Page accessed April 6, 2016 ... Clinically, Lassa fever infections are difficult to distinguish from other viral hemorrhagic fevers such as Ebola and Marburg ...
A decline in humoral immunity caused by a reduction in the population of antibody producing B-cells along with a smaller ... stimulation the accumulation and the clonal expansion of memory and effector T-cells hampered immune defences against viral ... and the generation of antibody-producing plasma cells and memory B cells deregulation of intracellular signal transduction ...
... and very high concentrations of the serum antibody IgE. Inheritance can be autosomal dominant or autosomal recessive.[3] Many ... "Human TYK2 deficiency: Mycobacterial and viral infections without hyper-IgE syndrome". The Journal of Experimental Medicine ...
One study has identified antibodies to an M-type phospholipase A2 receptor in 70% (26 of 37) cases evaluated.[2] In 2014, a ... Within membranous glomerulonephritis, especially in cases caused by viral hepatitis, serum C3 levels are low.[7] ... The immune complexes are formed by binding of antibodies to antigens in the glomerular basement membrane. The antigens may be ...
The Spi-B factor was shown to be crucial in initiating viral replication in certain strains of transgenic mice.[10] The protein ... Padgett, B.L.; Walker, D.L. (1973). "Prevalence of antibodies in human sera against JC virus, an isolate from a case of ... JC viral DNA can be detected in both non-PML affected and PML-affected (see below) brain tissue.[9] ... "Transcription factor Spi-B binds unique sequences present in the tandem repeat promoter/enhancer of JC virus and supports viral ...
In: Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) for Human Viral Diagnosis Clewley JP, ed. Boca Raton: CRC. pp 125-145. ... "Laboratory techniques in rabies: the fluorescent antibody test." Monograph series. World Health Organization 23 (1973): 73. ... Fluorescent Antibody Test ବା FAT) ଏହାର ସ୍ୱର୍ଣ୍ଣିମ ପରୀକ୍ଷା ଯାହା ଡବ୍ଲ୍ୟୁ.ଏଚ୍.ଓ.ଦ୍ୱାରା ସ୍ଥିରିକୃତ ହୋଇଛି ।[୨୭] ମୃତ୍ୟୁ ପରେ ପଚି ... "Rabies antibodies in sera of wild birds" (PDF). Journal of Wildlife Diseases. 12 (3): 392-5. PMID 16498885 ...
Engineers of small-scale humanised antibody production. Prices on application.. *^ Immunisation article in Ganfyd, the online ... because the antibodies which are transferred have a lifespan of only about 3-6 months.[18] Every placental mammal (which ... known as antibodies or immunoglobulins. This was first performed (and is still sometimes performed) by taking blood from a ... In the future it might be possible to artificially design antibodies to fit specific antigens, then produce them in large ...
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Infectious diseases - viral (AIDS, SARS, West Nile encephalitis, hepatitis, herpes, measles, others), bacterial (TB, typhoid, ... B cells: releases antibodies and assists activation of T cells. *T cells: *CD4+ Th (T helper) cells: activate and regulate T ... This causes an antibody response to be mounted. Monocytes eventually leave the bloodstream and become tissue macrophages, which ... B cells make antibodies that can bind to pathogens, block pathogen invasion, activate the complement system, and enhance ...
Infliximab, an immune-suppressing antibody, has been tested in COPD; there was a possibility of harm with no evidence of ... People with COPD can experience flare-ups that are often triggered by a viral or bacterial respiratory infection.[100] The ...
For instance, an antibody deficiency can be diagnosed in the presence of low immunoglobulins, recurrent infections and failure ... It is a treatment that has been effective in preventing and treating viral infections after HSCT. VST therapy uses active donor ... VSTs have been produced primarily by ex-vivo cultures and by the expansion of T-lymphocytes after stimulation with viral ... Absent B cells with a resultant severe reduction of all types of antibody: X-linked agammaglobulinemia (btk deficiency, or ...
... of BDNF into the lateral ventricles doubled the population of newborn neurons in the adult rat olfactory bulb and viral ... Antibodies: Against TrkA: GBR-900; Against NGF: ABT-110 (PG110). *ASP-6294 ...
Jules Bordet received the Nobel prize in 1919 for his discoveries on immunity, especially the implication of antibodies and the ... serum which was able to agglutinate the bacteria and neutralize the toxin was supplied by a horse inoculated with the viral ... demonstrated that the serum of an animal vaccinated against the disease included the antibodies needed to defeat it. The anti- ... as the endotoxins alone are sufficient to trigger the production of antibodies. ...
The complement system is a biochemical cascade of the immune system that helps antibodies clear pathogens or mark them for ... This can occur in viral infections of host cells.[8] They were named "natural killer" because they do not require activation in ... rid the body of neutralized antigen-antibody complexes.. Elements of the complement cascade can be found in many non-mammalian ...
GO:0022415 viral process. • signal transduction. • immune system process. • viral entry into host cell. • negative regulation ... In the case of dengue virus, monoclonal anti-CLEC5A antibodies are able to suppress the secretion of proinflammatory cytokines ... Viral pathology[edit]. The most known ligand for CLEC5A is dengue virus (DV). Activated CLEC5A by binding to the dengue virion ... The researchers discovered that Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) also binds to CLEC5A and contributes to viral pathology.[8] ...
H3N2 is a subtype of the viral genus Influenzavirus A, which is an important cause of human influenza. Its name derives from ... The Hong Kong flu strain shared internal genes and the neuraminidase with the 1957 Asian flu (H2N2). Accumulated antibodies to ...
When host cells die, either by programmed cell death (also called apoptosis) or by cell injury due to a bacterial or viral ... The complement system is a biochemical cascade of the immune system that helps, or "complements", the ability of antibodies to ... When a part of a plant becomes infected with a microbial or viral pathogen, in case of an incompatible interaction triggered by ... For example, the Influenza A virus produces NS1 protein, which can bind to host and viral RNA, interact with immune signaling ...
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The part of an enzyme or antibody at which substrate molecules bind and undergo a chemical reaction.. active transport. ... The decomposition of a viral capsid. An informal and simplified description of the way a virus infectious material enters the ... They are a major component of the group of immune defense molecules collectively called antibodies.. infection. The invasion of ... Rajewsky, Klaus (1996). "Clonal selection and learning in the antibody system". Nature. 381 (6585): 751-758. doi:10.1038/ ...
In most cases, an adapted antibody can only react to and bind one specific antigen; in some instances, however, antibodies may ... Viral antigens[edit]. For virus-associated tumors, such as cervical cancer and a subset of head and neck cancers, epitopes ... Antigens are "targeted" by antibodies. Each antibody is specifically produced by the immune system to match an antigen after ... While antigens are the "target" of antibodies, immunoglobulin-binding proteins "attack" antibodies. ...
A non-viral PDGF "bio patch" can regenerate missing or damaged bone by delivering DNA in a nano-sized particle directly into ... Such antagonists include (but are not limited to) specific antibodies that target the molecule of interest, which act only in a ... "An antibody reactive with domain 4 of the platelet-derived growth factor beta receptor allows BB binding while inhibiting ...
Antibodies and B cell memory in viral immunity.. Dörner T1, Radbruch A. ... Secreted protective antibodies of humoral memory provide an efficient line of defense against reinfection and are backed up by ... There is evidence that polyspecific "natural" antibodies provide early protection, independent of T cell help. If that line of ... Thus, coevolution provides us with some insight into just how substantial antiviral antibodies and memory B cell are in ...
Viral pneumonia decreases in frequency in healthy young and middle-aged adults, but it then increases substantially among the ... Monoclonal Antibodies. Class Summary. Humanized monoclonal antibodies such as palivizumab are useful in the prevention of lower ... By inhibiting viral neuraminidase, the release of viruses from infected cells and viral spread are decreased. Zanamivir is ... By inhibiting viral neuraminidase, it decreases the release of viruses from infected cells and thus viral spread. Oseltamivir ...
Blockage of the Siglec-1 receptor by anti-Siglec-1 monoclonal antibodies halted Ebola viral uptake and cytoplasmic entry, ... and anti-Siglec-1 monoclonal antibodies can antagonize this process. ... which recognizes sialylated gangliosides anchored to viral membranes. ... Anti-Siglec-1 antibodies block Ebola viral uptake and decrease cytoplasmic viral entry. *Daniel Perez-Zsolt1,2. , ...
Human monoclonal antibodies against a plethora of viral pathogens from single combinatorial libraries.. R A Williamson, R ... Human monoclonal antibodies against a plethora of viral pathogens from single combinatorial libraries. ... Human monoclonal antibodies against a plethora of viral pathogens from single combinatorial libraries. ... Human monoclonal antibodies against a plethora of viral pathogens from single combinatorial libraries. ...
These findings indicate that the viral GP determines nAb kinetics largely independently of the specific viral infection context ... They further suggest that structural features of viral GPs or coevolutionary adaptation of the viruss GP to the hosts naive B ... Delayed and weak virus neutralizing antibody (nAb) responses represent a hallmark correlating not only with the establishment ... Using a reverse genetic approach, we evaluated possible underlying mechanisms in 2 widely studied viral infection models. ...
These findings indicate that the viral GP determines nAb kinetics largely independently of the specific viral infection context ... WT and recombinant viral genomes. (. A. ) The LCMV-ARM genome consists of 2 single-stranded negative-strand ambisense RNA ... Immunogold staining of viral particles budding from BHK-21 cells infected with the viruses as indicated. The nAbs of the ... They further suggest that structural features of viral GPs or coevolutionary adaptation of the viruss GP to the hosts naive B ...
Microfluidic Test for Viral Antibodies Takes Just 20 Minutes. May 27th, 2020 Conn Hastings Diagnostics, Materials, Medicine, ... Researchers at Hokkaido University in Japan have developed a microfluidic test that can detect antibodies against a viral ... Antibody tests have been proposed as a way to determine how many people have been exposed to COVID-19, and may help us to ... Existing techniques to assess if an antibody is in the blood often rely on a visual assessment to determine whether a result is ...
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  • Here we show that human monoclonal antibody Fab fragments against a plethora of infectious agents can be readily derived from a single library. (
  • The infection rate of the recipient was detected by flow cytometry with an NS4b monoclonal antibody. (
  • In the work described here, a combinatorial solid-phase peptide library was screened with a protective monoclonal antibody (MAb 19) to identify peptide mimics (mimotopes) of a conserved and conformationally-determined epitope of RSV fusion (F) protein. (
  • Subcutaneous injections of PRO 140, a monoclonal antibody that blocks HIV entry into cells, was well tolerated and maintained undetectable viral load for more than a year after stopping antiretroviral therapy (ART) in people with viral suppression, according to a study presented at the ASM Microbe 2016 meeting last week in Boston. (
  • PRO 140 is a humanised monoclonal antibody that works by blocking CCR5, thereby preventing HIV from getting into cells and replicating. (
  • To test relevance for a therapeutic antibody used clinically, the researchers examined rituximab, which was the first FDA-approved monoclonal antibody for treatment of B cell non-Hodgkin lymphomas. (
  • Zhang, M. Y., Shu, Y., Sidorov, I., and Dimitrov, D. S. (2004) Identification of a novel CD4i human monoclonal antibody Fab that neutralizes HIV-1 primary isolates from different clades. (
  • LY-CoV1404 is developed from a fully human monoclonal antibody identified from a blood sample obtained approximately 60 days after symptom onset from a convalescent COVID-19 patient. (
  • Our established human monoclonal antibody (HuMAb) 5A7 recognized a highly conserved regionof hemagglutinin (HA) in influenza B viruses (FluB). (
  • We generated a human monoclonal antibody against scavenger receptor class B type I (SR-BI), monoclonal antibody (mAb)16-71, which can efficiently prevent infection of Huh-7.5 hepatoma cells and primary hepatocytes by cell-culture-derived HCV (HCVcc). (
  • Thus, coevolution provides us with some insight into just how substantial antiviral antibodies and memory B cell are in protecting the host from virus infection. (
  • Acute lower respiratory tract infection from viral etiologies can be treated with antiviral agents. (
  • Protective monotherapy against lethal Ebola virus infection by a potently neutralizing antibody. (
  • Wu, L. & KewalRamani, V. N. Dendritic-cell interactions with HIV: infection and viral dissemination. (
  • Siglec-1 Is a novel dendritic cell receptor that mediates HIV-1 trans-infection through recognition of viral membrane gangliosides. (
  • Delayed and weak virus neutralizing antibody (nAb) responses represent a hallmark correlating not only with the establishment of persistent infection but also with unsuccessful vaccine development. (
  • Using a reverse genetic approach, we evaluated possible underlying mechanisms in 2 widely studied viral infection models. (
  • These findings indicate that the viral GP determines nAb kinetics largely independently of the specific viral infection context. (
  • Researchers at Hokkaido University in Japan have developed a microfluidic test that can detect antibodies against a viral infection. (
  • The viral RNA can be protected within the autophagic organelles since anti-dengue neutralizing antibodies do not have an effect on the vesicle-mediated transmission that is able to initiate a new round of infection in target cells. (
  • This discovery explains the inefficiency of neutralizing antibody upon dengue infection as a potential immune evasion mechanism in vivo. (
  • Efficient infection of DENV avoids neutralizing antibody in a direct-contact co-culture. (
  • The infection rate was quantified using a specific antibody against dengue NS1 (b) or NS4b (c) and flow cytometry analysis. (
  • (e) Two different concentrations of neutralizing antibody were added in transwell and close-contact co-culture during the infection. (
  • The infection rate of the recipient was detected by flow cytometry using NS1 or NS4b antibodies. (
  • Broadly neutralizing antibodies are a focus of ongoing research on novel options for the treatment and prevention of HIV infection. (
  • 1-18 binds and inactivates a surface structure of HIV that is particularly relevant because it is essential for viral infection and replication. (
  • The therapeutic efficacy of the newly identified antibody 1-18 was studied using a mouse model that allows recapitulation of HIV infection as it occurs in humans. (
  • Antibodies are an important component of the host defense against viral infection. (
  • These molecules, produced 7-14 days after infection, neutralize viral infectivity , thereby limiting the spread of infection. (
  • Although sdAbs are very potent inhibitors of viral infections, no sdAbs have been approved for clinical use against virial infection or any other diseases. (
  • Notably, although antibodies have been proven to be effective against a number of diseases, most FDA-approved monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) are used to treat cancer and immune disorders ( 1 , 2 ), and only one antiviral humanized mAb, palivizumab, has been approved as a prophylactic to prevent respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection in neonates and immunocompromised individuals ( 3 ). (
  • Immunization of BALB/c mice with these mimotopes, presented as MAPs, resulted in the induction of anti-peptide antibodies that inhibited the binding of MAb 19 to RSV and neutralized viral infection in vitro, with titers equivalent to those in sera from RSV-infected animals. (
  • This is the first time that the VRC01 antibody has been evaluated in people who started ART during acute HIV infection," said Dr. Trevor Crowell, the MHRP research physician who presented the findings. (
  • Overall, these findings indicate that mild to moderate COVID-19 patients who display SARS-CoV-2 specific antibodies in the oral fluid are less likely to transmit the infection to others. (
  • The ability of anti-stem antibodies to inhibit neuraminidase enabled animals to better survive a severe influenza infection have been shown in mice experiments. (
  • IgM antibody against hepatitis C virus (IgM anti-HCV) was measured in serial samples from 15 transfusion recipients in whom posttransfusion chronic non-A, non-B hepatitis (NANBH) developed and three plasmapheresis donors during acute HCV infection using recombinant proteins derived from three immunodominant regions: core, NS-3, and NS-4 (c100). (
  • TY - JOUR T1 - IgM antibody response in acute hepatitis C viral infection. (
  • The very first few weeks of infection, until the body has created antibodies against the infection. (
  • Whitehead Institute scientists have determined how to use alpaca-derived, single-domain antibody fragments (also called VHHs or nanobodies) to perturb cellular processes in mammalian cells, including the infection of human cells by influenza A virus (IAV) and vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV). (
  • When Schmidt analyzed these hits, he found that the nanobodies jammed the viruses' infection machinery using tactics specific to each virus-anti-IAV VHHs targeted the viral nucleoprotein NP, while the anti-VSVs recognized the viral nucleocaspid N. (
  • Is there an association of Pneumocystis infection with the presence of arena-, hanta-, and poxvirus antibodies in wild mice and shrews in Finland? (
  • Emory researchers have found that in a mouse model of chronic viral infection, a kind of traffic pileup inside the body limits how effective therapeutic antibodies can be. (
  • However, during a chronic LCMV infection, the mouse's immune system is producing its own antibodies against the virus, which form complexes with viral proteins. (
  • Just the presence of a LCMV infection or high antibody levels alone were not enough for the "clogging" effect - both virus and antiviral antibodies had to be present and form immune complexes. (
  • Dr. Dan Barouch While the role of antibodies in preventing infection is clear, a growing number of researchers are enlisting antibodies to help cure HIV. (
  • Our findings help to elucidate the still enigmatic link between EBV infection and MS development, suggesting that myelin-reactive antibodies raised as a response toward EBV protein LMP1 are not truly cross-reactive but are primarily caused by epitope spreading. (
  • A positive viral test confirms an active COVID-19 case, while antibody tests use blood samples to look for biological traces of past exposure or infection. (
  • The researchers, including Jackson Professor Derry Roopenian, showed that mice lacking FcRn were not able to fend off influenza infection even when given influenza-specific IgG antibodies before infection, whereas normal mice were. (
  • Intracellular neutralization of viral infection in polarized epithelial cells by neonatal Fc receptor (FcRn)-mediated IgG transport. (
  • Our results provide a new strategy of targeting viral genomic RNA for degradation by antibody for the prevention of influenza virus infection in humans and animals. (
  • The EBV (Epstein Barr Virus) Antibodies to Viral Capsid Antigen (VCA) IgM test looks for a type of antibody which the body develops in response to infection with Epstein-Barr Virus . (
  • IgM antibodies typically appear shortly after infection and disappears at around 4-6 weeks. (
  • IgM antibodies are typically detectable within 2-3 weeks of infection but may be detectable earlier in some people. (
  • These antibodies will typically no longer be detectable 4-6 weeks after infection. (
  • Initially, when CDC launched its website and its laboratory test reporting, viral testing (tests for current infection) were far more commonly used nationwide than serology testing (tests for past infection)," she stated in an e-mail. (
  • Antibody tests, on the other hand, recognize whether a person has actually been contaminated by the infection in the past, not whether they're presently contaminated. (
  • People with chronic hepatitis usually experience several infection stages, starting with a high viral load (called immune-tolerant or immune-trained) during childhood and early adulthood, followed by years and even decades of "active" hepatitis B where the immune system tries to clear the infection, indicated by elevated liver enzyme tests. (
  • Despite their "inactive" infection, studies show two-thirds of these people will never develop surface antibodies, said Dr. Gish, medical consultant to the Hepatitis B Foundation and professor consultant of gastroenterology and hepatology at Stanford University. (
  • That level was used because most adults who had a short-term or acute case of hepatitis B were able to generate lots of surface antibodies once they've cleared the infection, and people who were vaccinated also tended to generate high surface antibody levels. (
  • Dr. Gish speculates that the surface antibodies that labs measure may all bind to any HBsAg that remain following infection, so there may not be any excess of this one type of surface antibodies to measure. (
  • Bottom line, "immune memory" and antibodies that labs may not be able to identify remain ready to fight infection following vaccination and even after a chronic infection. (
  • Glycoprotein D (gD) of bovine herpesvirus-1 (BoHV-1) is essential for attachment and penetration of cells during infection and is a major target for neutralizing antibodies during an adaptive immune response. (
  • Currently there are no recombinant antibodies capable of binding gD epitopes for use in treating BoHV-1 infection. (
  • Our study suggests that this bovine single-chain antibody could be developed for use as a diagnostic and therapeutic agent against BoHV-1 infection in cattle. (
  • To investigate the mechanisms of appearance of locally synthesized and plasmaderived proteins at the nasal membrane surface during upper respiratory viral infection, nasal secretions and sera from six volunteers experimentally infected with coxsackievirus A type 21 or rhinovirus type 15 were analyzed for their content of viral neutralizing antibodies, immunoglobulin and albumin. (
  • These results are consistent with the hypothesis that immunoglobulins are delivered to the nasal membrane surfaces by three different mechanisms: release of pre-formed secretory IgA during the incubation period of viral infection, transudation from the plasma before and after illness but particularly during the rhinorrhea phase of illness, and local synthesis of IgA and IgG. (
  • REGN-COV2 is Regeneron's investigational double antibody cocktail that is currently in two Phase 2/3 clinical trials for the treatment of COVID-19 and in a Phase 3 trial for the prevention of COVID-19 infection. (
  • It may thus be prudent to restrict the use of multidose vials in addition to the implementation of vigorous adherence to standard hygienic procedures to prevent recurrence of similar outbreaks.To investigate the role of the HCV glycoproteins in the viral infection of mammalian cells, we developed a VSV/HCV pseudotyped virus. (
  • 90 %) failed to display a detectable neutralizing activity.In order to evaluate the progression of liver fibrosis associated with HCV infection, two liver biopsy specimens obtained prior to anti-viral therapy from 98 patients with HCV were scored and evaluated using statistical methods appropriate for ordered categorical data. (
  • In the final part of our manuscript, we illustrate that this system confers an advantage to the host in vivo by demonstrating that there is a rapid TRIM21-dependent inflammatory response in mice upon viral infection, whereas in the absence of TRIM21 production of crucial cytokines like interferon is delayed. (
  • TRIM21 intercepts incoming antibody-opsonized virions during cellular infection, mediating efficient post-entry neutralization [ 2 ] and innate immune signaling [ 3 , 4 ]. (
  • Upon in vivo challenge with mouse adenovirus 1 (MAV-1), mice lacking TRIM21 succumb to fatal viral infection within 7 days [ 5 ]. (
  • This rapid degradation of incoming viral particles provides a potent block to infection [ 1 , 6 ]. (
  • In this review, we focused on researching the potentiality of monoclonal antibodies for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19 infection. (
  • Our research review includes antibody-based immunotherapy, using human monoclonal antibodies targeting SARS-CoV-2 viral protein regions, specifically the spike protein regions, and using hyper-immune plasma from convalescent COVID-19 patients, in which monoclonal antibodies act as immunotherapy for the cytokine storm syndrome associated with the COVID-19 infection. (
  • A 2-week anti-SR-BI therapy that was initiated 1 day before viral inoculation completely protected all chimeric mice from infection with serum-derived HCV of different genotypes. (
  • 2016). CT findings in viral lower respiratory tract infection caused by parainfluenza virus, influenza virus and respiratory syncytial virus. (
  • Following SFV infection, lesions of demyelination were present in the brains of both immunocompetent and μMT mice, indicating that antibodies are not required to generate lesions of demyelination. (
  • Semliki Forest virus infection of laboratory mice: a model to study the pathogenesis of viral encephalitis. (
  • Antibody-mediated clearance of alphavirus infection from neurons. (
  • Antiviral antibodies promote viral infection of target immune cells by exploiting the phagocytic FcγR or complement pathway. (
  • Usually the process of phagocytosis is accompanied by the virus degradation, however, if the virus is not neutralized (either due to low affinity binding or targeting to a non-neutralizing epitope), antibody binding might result in a virus escape and therefore, enhanced infection. (
  • ADE can occur during the development of a primary or secondary viral infection, as well as after vaccination with a subsequent virus challenge. (
  • Natural infection and the attenuated vaccine induce antibodies that enhance the update of the homologous virus and H1N1 virus isolated several years later, demonstrating that a primary influenza A virus infection results in the induction of infection enhancing antibodies. (
  • Anti-dsDNA antibodies can also be produced through infection via a mechanism known as molecular mimicry. (
  • By reproducing fragments of spike proteins expressed in the novel coronavirus, and using them as the reagent, the analyzer should be able to detect anti-coronavirus antibodies. (
  • These vesicles contain viral proteins E, NS1, prM/M, and viral RNA, as well as host lipid droplets and LC3-II, an autophagy marker. (
  • Their mode of action substantially differs from regular antiretroviral drugs, as antibodies target the virus through specific binding of HIV surface proteins. (
  • Antibodies, or immunoglobulin, molecules have two arms that can bind to specific antigens, for instance viral or bacterial proteins. (
  • Search, Find and Buy Antibodies, ELISA Kits and Proteins. (
  • Quantification of human cytomegalovirus viremia by using monoclonal antibodies to different viral proteins. (
  • Integral Molecular ( ) is the industry leader in discovering and characterizing therapeutic antibodies against membrane proteins, an important group of drug targets found on the surfaces of cells and viruses. (
  • Zhou F (2009) Molecular mechanisms of viral immune evasion proteins to inhibit MHC class I antigen processing and presentation. (
  • Antibodies against dengue viral proteins were demonstrated in sera from dengue-infected patients by polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis, Western blotting, and enzyme immunoassay. (
  • Primary dengue cases showed low titers of IgG class antibodies to envelope (E) proteins and two non-structural proteins, NS3 and NS5, in sera collected during the convalescent phase. (
  • Secondary dengue- infected patients always demonstrated IgG antibodies to E proteins in sera collected during the acute phase, and high titers of IgG antibodies to many other proteins, including NS1, NS3, NS5, and C proteins in sera collected during the convalescent phase. (
  • These three dengue viral proteins and their corresponding antibodies may be involved in the immunopathologic mechanism underlying this disease. (
  • Targeting viral proteins by antibody has a limited success due to the antigen drift and shift. (
  • Here we present a novel antibody-based antiviral strategy of targeting viral genomic RNA (vRNA) for degradation rather than neutralizing viral proteins. (
  • Two panels of monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) specific for the influenza A virus PA and PB2 polypeptides have been obtained from mice immunized with denatured proteins produced in Escherichia coli. (
  • To gain information about the roles of the nucleoprotein (NP) and PB2 and PA proteins during viral mRNA synthesis, the 21 anti-P antibodies and 3 anti-NP antibodies (J. A. López, M. Guillen, A. Sánchez-Fauquier, and J. A. Melero, J. Virol. (
  • Llama heavy chain antibody fragments (VHH) against the trimeric envelope proteins of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (Fusion protein), Rabies virus (Glycoprotein) and H5N1 Influenza (Hemagglutinin 5) were selected from llama derived immune libraries by phage display. (
  • Check out links to articles that cite our custom service antibodies, peptides, and proteins in major peer-reviewed journals, organized by research category. (
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  • The classic method for the production of the mouse monoclonal antibodies is based on the cell fusion of the splenic cells of immunized mice (for examples, immunization with SARS-CoV-2 proteins) and the mouse myeloma cell lines, using fusing media, such as Polyethylene glycol (PEG), then cell cloning and sub-cloning for the final production of the specific mouse monoclonal antibodies. (
  • After interaction with the virus the antibody binds Fc receptors (FcR) expressed on certain immune cells or some of the complement proteins. (
  • Anti-dsDNA antibodies might also be created secondary to the production of antibodies to other proteins within the nucleosome. (
  • Conventional antibody generation usually requires active immunization with antigen immediately prior to the preparation procedure. (
  • The variable domains of these HCAbs, referred to as VHHs, nanobodies (a term coined by Ablynx, a biopharmaceutical company) or single-domain antibodies (sdAbs) ( 7 ), represent the smallest naturally derived antigen-binding functional fragments (~15 kDa). (
  • Each antibody can bind with only one particular antigen. (
  • We posit that chronic exposure or multiple acute exposures to viral antigen may redirect B cells from production of antiviral antibodies to antibodies, specific to myelin antigen. (
  • For decades, people living with chronic hepatitis B were told they would be "cured" only when they lost the hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) and developed surface antibodies. (
  • The authors performed a high throughput multiplexed antigen screen of memory B cell from immune individuals to identify potential antibodies that have a neutralizing effect on viral epitopes. (
  • Measurement of heterophil antibody and antibodies to EB viral capsid antigen IgG and IgM in suspected cases of infectious mononucleosis. (
  • To evaluate the association between core antigen and HCV RNA levels with regards to the change in liver histology over time, as well as to study the effect of duration of storage on viral load results, sequential sera were analyzed from 45 patients. (
  • Each antibody is crafted with care according to rigorous protocols for immunogen design and preparation, presentation to host animal, and high-affinity purification against the antigen. (
  • We examined the sera of 13 patients by Western blot immunoassays for reactivity to bovine innerear antigen (anti-HSP70) antibodies. (
  • Moreover, the recent progress of the diagnostic mouse monoclonal antibodies' role will be highlighted, as an accurate and rapid diagnostic assay, in the antigen detection of SARS-CoV-2. (
  • In addition ADE can be induced when the strength of antibody-antigen interaction is below the certain threshold. (
  • Anti-double stranded DNA (Anti-dsDNA) antibodies are a group of anti-nuclear antibodies (ANA) the target antigen of which is double stranded DNA. (
  • As an alternative, single-domain antibodies (sdAbs) offer special advantages compared to full-size antibodies, including smaller size, larger number of accessible epitopes, relatively low production costs and improved robustness. (
  • Epitopes mapped by Integral Molecular have been essential in studies examining how antibodies fight COVID-19. (
  • For efficient prevention of viral infections and cross protection, simultaneous targeting of multiple viral epitopes is a powerful strategy. (
  • Neutralizing VHH recognizing different epitopes in the receptor binding sites on the spikes with affinities in the low nanomolar range were identified for all the three viruses by viral neutralization assays. (
  • The results show that multimerization of VHH fragments targeting multiple epitopes on a viral trimeric spike protein is a powerful tool for anti-viral therapy to achieve 'best-in-class' and broader neutralization capacity. (
  • For established targets we seek to add antibodies that recognize new epitopes, including post-translational modifications such as phosphorylation and methylation. (
  • The Fab portion of the antibodies made against epitopes of the virus attachment site blocks the virus from adsorbing to the receptor site on the host cell membrane. (
  • ADE may occur due to the non-neutralizing characteristic of the antibody, which bind viral epitopes other than those involved in a host cell attachment and entry. (
  • ADE may also happen due to the presence of sub-neutralizing concentrations of antibodies (binding to viral epitopes below the threshold for neutralization). (
  • Epstein-Barr virus is also known to induce dsDNA antibodies, as seen after immunisation of animals with EBNA-1 epitopes. (
  • Treatment with a broadly neutralising antibody plus an immune-stimulating drug led to long-term viral remission after interrupting antiretroviral therapy in a monkey study, according to data presented at the 25th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2018) this week in Boston. (
  • Using the immunofluorescence test, a serosurvey for antibodies to five viral agents associated with hemorrhagic febrile infections was conducted with 1,677 human sera from different parts of Nigeria. (
  • It is intended for the treatment of viral Upper Respiratory Tract Infections (URTIs) such as common cold, influenza or influenza-like illnesses. (
  • The results, published this week in Immunity , have implications for biotechnology researchers who continue to refine antibodies for therapeutic purposes, as well as bolster our understanding of how chronic viral infections impair the immune system. (
  • OBJECTIVE To investigate the distribution of aCL isotypes and requirement of protein cofactor in viral infections in order to establish the importance, if any, of these antibodies in these infectious diseases. (
  • CONCLUSIONS The presence of aCLs in viral infections is principally cofactor independent, suggesting that cofactor dependence of the aCLs should be assessed to distinguish subjects most likely to suffer from clinical symptoms observed in the presence of these antibodies. (
  • While there was no significant difference in terms of patient or kidney transplant survival after a median of 3 years, patients with BK infections were more likely to develop antibodies against their kidney transplants. (
  • That's due to the fact that antibody tests aren't utilized to detect present infections or identify whether a person is possibly transmittable. (
  • But antibody tests are typically meant for the public- not simply individuals with thought infections- so they can alter an essential sign of just how the pandemic is advancing: the percent of tests that return favorable. (
  • Viral tests, or analysis tests, have the ability to recognize present infections. (
  • Neutralizing antibodies are a critical component in the protection or recovery from viral infections. (
  • Background Low avidity of antibodies against viral, parasitic and bacterial agencies continues to be employed for differential medical diagnosis of severe versus latest/previous infections. (
  • Keywords: antibody, avidity, genital infections, HPV, prevalence Background Consistent attacks with high-risk individual papillomavirus (hrHPV) type 16 trigger half of cervical cancers (CxCa) morbidity/mortality [1,2]. (
  • IV: Viral antibody titres and viral infections. (
  • Autophagy-associated dengue vesicles promote viral transmission avoiding antibody neutralization. (
  • These observations show that adenovirus neutralization by antibodies occurs in the cell cytoplasm, and is dependent upon the binding of antibodies to TRIM21 protein. (
  • Neutralization of antibody-coated adenovirus was not affected by an inhibitor of autophagy, but was blocked by a proteasome inhibitor. (
  • Furthermore, TRIM21 assists in viral neutralization by binding to antibodies, which are products of the adaptive immune response. (
  • As would be expected, antibody neutralization of adenovirus is more efficient when cells are treated with interferon. (
  • The participation of cytoplasmic TRIM21 in antibody-mediated virus neutralization might explain a variety of previously unexplained observations. (
  • An important issue that is not addressed by these studies is the relationship between viral entry and TRIM21 mediated neutralization. (
  • If TRIM21 were shown to be involved in neutralization of poliovirus, it would not be consistent with the observation that poliovirions do not exit endosomes - the viral RNA is simply translocated across the endosome membrane. (
  • Furthermore, the viral neuraminidase can be inhibited by antibodies that recognize the viral surface protein hemagglutinin, which can enhance antibody neutralization of the virus and the activation of innate immune cells with anti-viral activity. (
  • Testing for Rift Valley fever virus antibody was confirmed by plaque reduction neutralization test. (
  • In addition to epitope mapping, Integral Molecular offers pseudotyped SARS-CoV-2 reporter virus particles to test antibody neutralization against over 30 reference strains and emerging variants. (
  • Furthermore, LY-CoV1404 is substantially more potent in viral neutralization assays compared to other broadly neutralizing antibodies. (
  • The nAb's of the indicated specificity were used for detection of the viral surface antigens. (
  • In 1989, researchers reported the isolation of stable mouse antibody VH domains that could bind antigens with relatively high affinity (20 nM), and the term "domain antibodies (dAbs)" was suggested ( 6 ). (
  • We suggest that induction of MBP-reactive antibodies in LMP1-immunized mice may be caused by either Follicular dendritic cells (FDCs) or by T cells that are primed by myelin antigens directly in CNS. (
  • This hypothesis suggests that B cells initially recruited to neutralize external pathogens after somatic mutations and maturation start to produce low-to-middle affinity cross-reactive antibodies able to recognize self-antigens. (
  • This chapter will detail several methods that have been successfully employed to produce, purify, and characterize soluble and secreted versions of several viral envelope glycoproteins which have been successfully used as antigens to capture and isolate human phage-displayed monoclonal antibodies. (
  • Detection of influenza and other acute respiratory viruses: haemagglutinin-specific antibodies and viral antigens for assay development and research. (
  • Advanced ImmunoChemical offers 15 antigens of influenza and other acute respiratory diseases, as well as a selection of monoclonal antibodies for the detection of these respiratory illnesses: influenza type A and type B, respiratory syncytial virus, adenovirus, and Newcastle disease. (
  • Immunoglobulins produced in response to VIRAL ANTIGENS. (
  • So far, the test has been optimized to detect avian flu, but could be adapted to detect antibodies against the virus causing COVID-19. (
  • Such tests may also potentially be useful in determining who may have immunity against the virus, although it is not yet clear if the presence of antibodies against the virus causing COVID-19 indicates effective immunity. (
  • By contrast, memory helper T cell numbers (CD4+CD45RO(hi)) were positively correlated with in vivo IgG antibody titres to three of the four vaccine strains. (
  • In addition, an excellent correlation between aCL titres and β2-GP I antibody has been reported, 9 10 giving rise to the idea that autoimmune aCLs and β2-GP I antibodies are one and the same. (
  • and also with titres from 91 healthy students known to have had EB IgG antibody for at least six months. (
  • A controlled serologic survey of antibody titres to 17 viruses was undertaken in multiple sclerosis patients in the Orkney and Shetland Islands. (
  • Higher titres of anti-dsDNA antibodies are more suggestive of SLE and lower titres can be found in people without the disease. (
  • Increases in titres of the antibodies can coincide with, or even precede an increase of disease activity. (
  • Patients were prospectively characterized prior to treatment by serology tests to see if they had already generated antiviral antibodies on their own and were classified as seronegative (no measurable antiviral antibodies) or seropositive (measurable antiviral antibodies). (
  • Zanamivir inhibits neuraminidase, which is a glycoprotein on the surface of the influenza virus that destroys the infected cell's receptor for viral hemagglutinin. (
  • Peramivir elicits antiviral activity by inhibiting influenza virus neuraminidase, an enzyme that releases viral particles from the plasma membrane of infected cells. (
  • Additionally, investigators found the neuraminidase inhibitor oseltamivir (Tamiflu), which is approved by the US Food and Drug administration (FDA), further supports the idea since the medication boosts the ability of anti-stem antibodies to activate immune cells exposed to the influenza virus. (
  • A research team headed Dr. Xiaoping Liu at the University of Maryland, along with scientists at Synbiotics in College Park, Md., China Agricultural University in Beijing, California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, and The Jackson Laboratory, now show that by pairing with a special receptor, known as FcRn, antibodies can enter cells that have been invaded by influenza virus and shut down their replication machinery. (
  • To target nucleocapsid protein (NP)-encoding viral genomic RNA (NP-vRNA) of H9N2 influenza virus, the library was screened against a 18-nucleotide single stranded nucleic acid substrate, dubbed asNP(18), the sequence of which is unique to the NP-vRNA. (
  • Monoclonal antibodies against influenza virus PB2 and NP polypeptides interfere with the initiation step of viral mRNA synthesis in vitro. (
  • Humoral immunity, in particular secreted neutralizing antibodies, is of central importance to protect the body against acutely cytopathic viruses, whereas noncytopathic viruses have found ways of balanced coexistence with the immune system to avoid antibody-mediated elimination. (
  • If that line of defense is crossed, T cell-dependent immune responses then generate a humoral memory provided by long-lived plasma cells secreting specific antibodies of adapted avidity and function, i.e., isotype, even in the absence of virus. (
  • In full-size formats, monoclonal antibodies have been highly successful as therapeutics against cancer and immune diseases. (
  • An antibody is basically a protein with a 'Y' shape that makes the immune system stronger. (
  • This Antibody Mediated Viral Enhancement ultimately causes the death of the immune cells making the host body severely ill. (
  • The majority of studies investigating host humoral immune responses to SARS-CoV-2 have highlighted the differences in antibody kinetics between mild or asymptomatic and severe COVID-19 patients. (
  • This effect may be significantly due to the role that neuraminidase normally plays in preventing the activation of innate immune cells with anti-viral activity, according to Yewdell and colleagues. (
  • Looking forward, Yewdell plans to determine which innate immune cell subsets participate in stem antibody protection in mice. (
  • Researchers working on a functional cure for HIV - meaning sustained viral remission without antiretroviral therapy (ART) - have studied various 'kick and kill' strategies aimed at reactivating the reservoir of latent virus and helping the immune system attack it. (
  • They injected several antibodies with the goal of removing various types of immune cells from the mice. (
  • These immune complexes prevented the injected antibodies from having the effect the scientists wanted, which was to deplete their target cells. (
  • Excessive amounts of immune complexes appear to be "clogging" the Fc gamma receptors that immune cells would use to grab the antibodies bound to the target cell , says postdoctoral fellow Andreas Wieland, PhD, first author of the Immunity paper. (
  • The authors note that the monkeys' naturally occurring antibodies and immune responses to SHIV were not enhanced as a result of the PGT121 or N6 infusions, arguing against their contribution to the observed viral effects. (
  • Finlay BB, McFadden G (2006) Anti-immunology: evasion of the host immune system by bacterial and viral pathogens. (
  • Revilla Y, Granja AG (2009) Viral mechanisms involved in the transcriptional CBP/p300 regulation of inflammatory and immune responses. (
  • In spite of the fact that polyreactive antibodies and B cell receptors (BCRs) may be considered as a common part of the normal immune system ( 9 ), they may arise as a result of different pathologies ( 10 ). (
  • In the old literature, people thought having lots of surface antibodies meant better protection, but now we know people who've been vaccinated remain protected by their immune system's T-cell response and also 'memory B cells' even if their surface antibodies decline or become undetectable," he said. (
  • The majority of the more recently developed antiviral hmAbs have come from the use of antibody phage-display technologies using both naïve and immune libraries. (
  • Regeneron scientists evaluated thousands of fully-human antibodies produced by the company's proprietary VelocImmune ® mice, which have been genetically-modified to have a human immune system, as well as antibodies identified from humans who have recovered from COVID-19. (
  • The results demonstrated that both AdC68-H7HA and the DNA vaccine prime-adenovirus boost regimen induced potent immune responses in animals and completely protected mice from lethal H7N9 influenza viral challenge. (
  • Our cells have potent immune sensors that can detect the presence of viral nucleic acid in the cytosol. (
  • Unlike Fc gamma receptors, which phagocytose immune complexes, TRIM21 detects antibody-bound virions that enter the cytosol after attachment of the virus to its specific cellular receptor, endocytosis, and endosomal escape. (
  • Upon detection of an antibody-coated virus in the cytosol, TRIM21 synthesizes K63 ubiquitin chains and activates the innate immune pathways NFκB, AP-1 and IRF3/5/7[ 3 ]. (
  • Passive immunity is based on recovering hyper-immune plasma from convalescent patients, or monoclonal antibodies with elevated titer of neutralizing antibodies with high antiviral activity, that have potential for both treatment and prevention. (
  • Semliki Forest virus-induced, immune-mediated demyelination: adoptive transfer studies and viral persistence in nude mice. (
  • A significant portion of its genome is devoted to evading immune responses, ensuring viral persistence for the host's lifetime 14 . (
  • Antibody-dependent enhancement (ADE), sometimes less precisely called immune enhancement or disease enhancement, is a phenomenon in which binding of a virus to suboptimal antibodies enhances its entry into host cells, followed by its replication. (
  • Thus, phagocytosis can cause viral replication, with the subsequent death of immune cells. (
  • The virus "deceives" the process of phagocytosis of immune cells and uses the host's antibodies as a Trojan horse. (
  • Although the exact mechanism of the generation of dsDNA antibodies is still unknown, it is likely that extracellular DNA is one cause of an immune response against dsDNA. (
  • With further analysis, they observed that the duration between the symptom onset and first detection of SARS-CoV-2 spike receptor-binding domain (RBD) specific antibodies in the oral fluid was 9 - 11 days. (
  • A 'functional' cure would suppress HIV viral load, keeping it below the level of detection without the use of ART. (
  • Evaluation and optimization of a commercial enzyme linked immunosorbent assay for detection of Chlamydophila pneumoniae IgA antibodies. (
  • In brief, the monoclonal antibodies are the potential counter measures that may control SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19 disease, through immunotherapy and vaccine development, as well as viral detection. (
  • These haemagglutinin-specific antibodies are suitable for the detection of specific strains of influenza through ELISA and Western blotting. (
  • The CD01 study included 39 HIV-positive adults with exclusively CCR5-tropic HIV (according to the Trofile DNA Co-receptor Tropism Assay), viral load below 40 copies/ml on a stable ART regimen and a CD4 T-cell count above 350 cells/mm 3 . (
  • Among people tested with a single-copy HIV RNA assay, the lowest median viral load was 0.4 copies/ml. (
  • however, both antibodies inhibited the fusion of CMV with HEL cells, as measured by an assay in which viral envelope is labeled with a fluorescent amphiphile (octadecyl rhodamine B chloride, or R18), resulting in increased fluorescence during fusion of virus with the cell membrane. (
  • Blood tests such as enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and immunofluorescence are routinely performed to detect anti-dsDNA antibodies in diagnostic laboratories. (
  • Human monoclonal antibodies against a plethora of viral pathogens from single combinatorial libraries. (
  • Our research aims to address this problem through the development of an affordable, easy to use POC test , capable of detecting pathogen nucleic acids and antibodies to the pathogens in less than one hour. (
  • Antibodies can also kill some pathogens directly and can neutralise toxins. (
  • In the absence of available vaccines or antiviral drugs for many important human viral pathogens, the identification and characterization of new human monoclonal antibodies (hmAbs) that are able to neutralize viruses offers the possibility for effective pre- and/or post-exposure therapeutic modalities. (
  • Prevalence of antibodies to selected viral and bacterial pathogens in wild boar (Sus scrofa) in Campania Region, Italy. (
  • To address this, these researchers have developed a new type of microfluidic test, which is based on binding a fluorescently labelled protein to the antibody of interest in a serum sample. (
  • A cytoplasmic protein called TRIM21 (tripartite motif-containing 21) was recently found to bind with high affinity to the conserved regions of antibody molecules. (
  • When levels of cellular TRIM21 protein were depleted, neutralizing antibodies had little effect on adenovirus infectivity. (
  • When antibodies were introduced in uninfected cells, they still associated with TRIM21 protein. (
  • Material and methods: An 8-mer solid- phase (TG resin) library was screened with a neutralising and protective RSV fusion protein specific monoclonal antibodies (Mab-19). (
  • Conclusions: This report demonstrates for the first time that: (1) a protective epitope of the conserved RSV fusion protein can be mimicked by synthetic peptides: and (2) immunisations with these mimotopes induced specific anti-RSV neutralising antibodies and reduced vital load in vivo. (
  • The basis of a universal flu vaccine may be formed by antibodies that inhibit a second viral protein as well as the 1 that they bind. (
  • The basis of a universal flu vaccine may be formed by antibodies that inhibit a second viral protein as well as the 1 that they bind, according to a team of National Institutes of Health (NIH) investigators. (
  • Many people have been wondering about the effects of mutations in the Spike protein of the coronavirus - both on infectivity and severity of disease, and what these might mean for both monoclonal antibodies and for vaccines. (
  • After the primary antibody is bound to the target protein, a complex with HRP-linked secondary antibody is formed. (
  • Using its Shotgun Mutagenesis Epitope Mapping technology, Integral Molecular identifies the specific amino acids bound by antibodies on all regions of the Spike protein, including the receptor binding domain (RBD), N-terminal domain (NTD) and S2 regions. (
  • Previously, we showed that monoclonal myelin basic protein (MBP)-specific antibodies from MS patients cross-react with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) latent membrane protein 1 (LMP1). (
  • REGN-COV2's two antibodies bind non-competitively to the critical receptor binding domain of the virus's spike protein, which diminishes the ability of mutant viruses to escape treatment and protects against spike variants that have arisen in the human population, as detailed in recent Science publications . (
  • Top: Side view of a model of LY-COV1404 Fabs (target-binding fragments of the antibody, green) bound to SARS-CoV-2 spike protein (grey) mapped with key mutations from all six variants of concern (red). (
  • The aim of this prospective study was to investigate the presence of anti-heat shock protein 70 (anti-HSP70) antibodies during the acute phase of MD and to relate its presence to the antibody pattern. (
  • If you cannot find the target and/or product is not available in our catalog, please click here to contact us and request the product or submit your request for custom elisa kit production , custom recombinant protein production or custom antibody production . (
  • It has been postulated that antibodies specific to the hypervariable region 1 (HVR1) within the putative envelop protein E2 of hepatitis C virus (HCV) can neutralize virus. (
  • In addition to having positive implications for REGN-COV2 trials and those of other antibody therapies, these data also support the promise of vaccines targeting the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein. (
  • There is evidence suggesting that mildly affected COVID-19 patients mostly exhibit lower levels of SARS-CoV-2 specific neutralizing antibodies in sera. (
  • Three hundred fifty-seven (21.3%) were positive for Lassa virus antibody, while antibodies to Rift Valley fever virus were detected in 42 (2.5%) of the sera. (
  • Antibodies to Ebola and Marburg viruses were detected in 30 and 29 sera, respectively. (
  • Of the 357 Lassa virus antibody-positive sera, 297 (83.2%) were positive for Lassa only. (
  • Serial sera were tested for heterophil antibody and EBVCA specific IgG and IgM from 61 university students with infectious mononucleosis. (
  • Single sera from 406 patients in hospital or general practice sent to the diagnostic laboratory for heterophil antibody tests were also tested for EBV antibodies without prior knowledge of the heterophil antibody result. (
  • Seropositivity for IgG antibodies against cyclic citrullinated peptides and for IgM and IgA rheumatoid factors were seen in case sera from up to 18 years before the diagnosis of RA. (
  • IgG antibodies against Epstein-Barr virus and parvovirus B19 did not differ significantly between case and control sera.Conclusions: Cytokines and cytokine-related markers appear to be upregulated rather late in RA pathogenesis. (
  • Antibodies in human sera specific to hypervariable region 1 of hepatitis C virus can block viral attachment. (
  • We studied such antibodies in sera of patients who were infected in a single-source outbreak by a contaminated anti-D immunoglobulin preparation (HCV-AD78). (
  • Here, we used this new format to measure the cytopathic effect (CPE) of the 2009 influenza A (H1N1) virus and the efficacy of neutralizing antibodies in human sera to this virus. (
  • Moreover, studies have shown that lower titers of SARS-CoV-2 specific antibodies and lower numbers of B and T cells in the blood are associated with prolonged shedding of viral RNA. (
  • Interestingly, no association was observed between the titers of anti- SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in convalescent plasma samples and the time to viral clearance. (
  • There's a more pronounced dose-response (the 1 µg dose is clearly inferior), and you can see, again as in the Moderna data, that the booster is really needed to get up to strong titers of neutralizing antibodies. (
  • At the time of vaccination, calves presented a wide range of maternallyderived antibody titers. (
  • Vaccination against BoHV-1 did not evoke seroconvertion and antibody titers continued to decay throughout the experience. (
  • After vaccination, seroconversion to BVDV could be detected in calves with low antibody titers, while higher antibody titers exerted an inhibitory effect of the active humoral response. (
  • By inhibiting viral neuraminidase, the release of viruses from infected cells and viral spread are decreased. (
  • By inhibiting viral neuraminidase, it decreases the release of viruses from infected cells and thus viral spread. (
  • Blockage of the Siglec-1 receptor by anti-Siglec-1 monoclonal antibodies halted Ebola viral uptake and cytoplasmic entry, offering cross-protection against other ganglioside-containing viruses such as human immunodeficiency virus type 1. (
  • We analyzed the nAb response to each of the 2 recombinant and parent viruses in infected mice and found that nAb kinetics were solely determined by the viral surface GP and not by the virus backbone. (
  • C ) Immunogold staining of viral particles budding from BHK-21 cells infected with the viruses as indicated. (
  • In this review, we discuss the current state of research on sdAbs against viruses and their potential as therapeutics against human viral diseases. (
  • The development of therapeutic antibodies against viruses has been impeded by high production costs and limited commercial market. (
  • The use of antibodies in viral research is essential in the continuing efforts to develop vaccines and drug therapies for viruses. (
  • Antibodies to Lassa and Rift Valley fever viruses were found in all locations in Nigeria, whereas Ebola and Marburg antibodies were found mainly in the northern Savanna zones of Benue and Gongola, but not in the rain forest area of Ondo. (
  • A controlled prospective study was made of a group of patients with chronic bronchitis, in which serum antibodies against a group of viruses and Mycoplasma pneumoniae were estimated at regular intervals. (
  • Integral Molecular's technologies have been integrated into the drug discovery pipelines of over 400 biotech and pharmaceutical companies to help discover new therapies for cancer, diabetes, autoimmune disorders and viral threats such as SARS-CoV-2, Ebola, Zika, and dengue viruses. (
  • A better understanding of how-and where-the antibodies fight viruses is important for designing new and more effective vaccines and antibody-based therapies. (
  • The study was conducted to know the rate of maternally derived antibodies (MDAs) transfer from parents to their offspring and declining the MDAs in their chicks at 0, 7, 14, and 21 days of age against four major poultry viruses like Newcastle disease virus (NDV), Infectious bronchitis virus (IBV), Infectious bursal diseases virus (IBDV), and Avian Reo virus (ARV). (
  • Many of these agents are also enveloped viruses possessing important neutralizing determinants within their membrane-anchored envelope glycoproteins, and the use of recombinant, soluble versions of these viral glycoproteins is often critical in the isolation and development of antiviral hmAbs. (
  • Burton, D. R. (2002) Antibodies, viruses and vaccines. (
  • The cross protection capacity against different viral strains was also improved for all three viruses, both by multivalent (two or three identical VHH) and biparatopic (two different VHH) constructs. (
  • When adenovirions were mixed with neutralizing antibodies and added to cells, the antibody-coated particles entered the cytoplasm where they became associated with TRIM21. (
  • Computer artwork of rabies (family Rhabdoviridae) virus particles (virions, pink) being identified by monoclonal antibodies (Y-shaped, blue). (
  • Antibodies-online offers ELISA kits and antibodies for research of over 150 viral targets and virus like particles to assist researchers investigating virus structure, replication, pathogenesis and evolution . (
  • In addition, a highly promiscuous mAb was able to specifically capture bona fide viral particles (circulating HCV RNA) as well as rHCV-like particles assembled in insect cells expressing structural viral polypeptides derived from an HCV 1a isolate. (
  • Viral particles drive rapid differentiation of memory B cells into secondary plasma cells producing increased levels of antibodies. (
  • These agents inhibit DNA synthesis and viral replication by competing with deoxyguanosine triphosphate for viral DNA polymerase. (
  • Ribavirin inhibits viral replication by inhibiting DNA and RNA synthesis. (
  • It inhibits viral replication at pyrophosphate-binding sites on virus-specific DNA polymerases. (
  • This leads to a broad program of antiviral transcription and induction of an anti-viral state. (
  • Moreover, the relatively large size of antibodies, which results in correspondingly low tissue accessibility and penetration, affects their therapeutic efficacy ( 4 ). (
  • Here, we review sdAbs in relation to their possible therapeutic applications against highly aggressive human viral diseases. (
  • Monkeys that received PGT121 had therapeutic antibody levels for 10 weeks, followed by a decline to undetectable levels in their blood, lymph nodes and gut. (
  • One of the ways these "therapeutic antibodies" work is to grab onto malignant or inflammatory cells and escort them to their doom. (
  • PHILADELPHIA , June 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- At the forefront of the fight against COVID-19, Integral Molecular's rapid Epitope Mapping technology is being used to pinpoint precise binding sites of therapeutic SARS-CoV-2 antibodies under development and can help determine their effectiveness against emerging viral variants. (
  • These include characterization of NTD-targeting antibodies that provided prophylactic or therapeutic protection in animals ( Suryadevara et al. (
  • Overall, the findings suggest that like combination ART, combination bNAb infusions may be able to suppress HIV if the antibodies are maintained at therapeutic levels in people who do not harbor resistant virus. (
  • In the case of using cells from human origin, particularly from convalescent patients, as patients with COVID-19, the produced human monoclonal antibodies are considered therapeutic antibodies targeting the SARS-CoV-2 [ 1 ]. (
  • Seventeen of the 18 volunteers experienced viral rebound and reinitiated ART. (
  • One monkey maintained an undetectable viral load for about three months after stopping ART, but eventually they all experienced viral rebound. (
  • Those who experienced viral rebound restarted ART. (
  • The other two participants were found to harbor HIV resistant to at least one bNAb and experienced viral rebound before 12 weeks after stopping ART. (
  • A prospective observational study recently conducted at Johns Hopkins University, USA, has revealed that late appearance of anti-severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) antibodies in oral fluid, absence of fever as an early symptom, and elevated body mass index (BMI) are associated with delayed clearance of viral RNA in mild to moderate coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients. (
  • Sixteen significant rises in antibody titre were shown, of which eight were associated with clinical acute exacerbations of bronchitis. (
  • Persistence of viral RNA in mouse brains after recovery from acute alphavirus encephalitis. (
  • Clinical trials have demonstrated the potential of broadly neutralizing antibodies by reducing the viral load in the blood of HIV-infected individuals. (
  • In this model, other broadly neutralizing antibodies showed only short-term effects because of the rapid development of viral resistance. (
  • A small group of people living with HIV sensitive to two potent anti-HIV broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs) -3BNC117 and 10-1074-tolerated multiple infusions of the antibodies and suppressed HIV for more than 15 weeks after stopping antiretroviral therapy (ART). (
  • This study represents an important, early step towards that goal and, importantly, helps establish that a combination of broadly neutralizing antibodies to HIV can safely suppress the virus in certain individuals without the apparent development of viral resistance. (
  • Results: Mabs were not able to bind to the free and soluble peptides, nor did these peptides induce anti-RSV specific antibodies. (
  • One end of the antibody molecule is supposed to bind the target cell, while another acts as a flag for other cells to get rid of the target cell. (
  • Cross-immunoprecipitation analysis showed that only part of anti-MBP antibodies from LMP1-immunized mice might simultaneously bind LMP1. (
  • In contrast, the majority of anti-LMP1 antibodies from MBP-immunized mice bind MBP. (
  • Because these anti-idiotype antibodies were shown previously to bind to specific receptors on HEL cell membranes, these findings suggest that both gp86 and its cell membrane receptor may function in the fusion of human CMV with HEL cells. (
  • Fig. 5: Anti-Siglec-1 mAbs inhibit HIV-1 and Ebola viral uptake. (
  • Anti-idiotype antibodies that mimic gp86 of human cytomegalovirus inhibit viral fusion but not attachment. (
  • Importantly, this scFv was shown to inhibit BoHV-1 infectivity and to reduce the number of viral plaques by blocking viral attachment to MDBK cells. (
  • Methods 13:255-264, 1986) were purified and tested for their ability to inhibit the transcriptase activity associated with viral cores purified from virions. (
  • The inhibitory effect was not due to a nonspecific effect of the antibody preparations, because these MAbs did not inhibit transcription when tested on influenza B virus nucleocapsids, which are not recognized by the antibodies. (
  • B cells and, particularly, antibodies are involved in pathogenesis of a variety of autoimmune disorders. (
  • Objective: To assess the timing of changes in cytokines, cytokine-related markers, autoantibodies and viral antibodies in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA).Methods: Case-control study nested in a prospective cohort of 31 330 blood donors in Oslo, Norway. (
  • To investigate the effects of the altered composition of the helper T cell compartment in ageing on the humoral response to influenza vaccine, we investigated correlations between helper T cell subsets and anti-influenza antibody responses in 23 JUNIEUR healthy young and 41 SENIEUR healthy elderly subjects. (
  • Aerosolized measles and measles-rubella vaccines induce better measles antibody booster responses than injected vaccines: randomized trials in Mexican schoolchildren. (
  • There are limited reports on HIV-1 RNA load, CD4+ T-lymphocytes and antibody responses in relation to disease progression in HIV-1 infected untreated children in Africa. (
  • Both haemagglutinin-specific antibody and T cell responses induced by a chimpanzee adenoviral vaccine confer protection against influenza H7N9 viral challenge. (
  • A post-immunization serum transfer experiment showed that antibody responses could completely protect against lethal challenge, while a T cell depletion experiment indicated that HA-specific CD8(+) T cells responses also contributed to protection. (
  • Within 7 minutes, one portion of the sample runs off onto a strip to test for HIV antibodies while the other goes through an isothermal process of nucleic acid isolation and amplification, according to the release. (
  • Based on the template of a sequence-nonspecific nucleic acid-hydrolyzing, single domain antibody of the light chain variable domain, 3D8 VL, we generated a synthetic library on the yeast surface by randomizing putative nucleic acid interacting residues. (
  • We hypothesized that this catastrophic uncoating might also expose viral genomes for sensing by nucleic acid pattern recognition receptors (PRRs). (
  • Despite the presence of numerous cytosolic PRRs that recognize pathogen nucleic acids, it is often viral transcripts or progeny genomes, as opposed to incoming genomes, that are detected [ 7 , 8 , 9 ]. (
  • The NIH has awarded $335,000 to the New York University College of Dentistry for the development of a single point-of-care test able to detect HIV/AIDS antibodies and viral RNA from one specimen, according to a press release. (
  • If part of the nation's gain in testing has come from antibody test expansion instead of viral tests, its ability to detect an outbreak would be worse than it seems. (
  • We provide tools for path-breaking research by developing antibodies that detect a comprehensive library of novel and established targets. (
  • PGT121 is a broadly neutralising antibody that targets the V3 glycan site on the outer envelope of HIV and SIV, a related virus that infects monkeys. (
  • To get an overview simply scroll down and discover all viral targets. (
  • For new targets we consult with leading experts to accelerate development of antibodies that will propel state-of-the-art research in cellular health and disease. (
  • Because of the significant involvement in viral entry, the spike glycoprotein of SARS-CoV-2 is the most potent target of both binding and neutralizing antibodies developed specifically against it. (
  • LY-CoV1404 blocks viral binding to ACE2 by targeting a highly conserved epitope on the SARS-CoV-2 spike glycoprotein receptor binding domain (RBD), providing a strong, well-documented mechanism for the potent neutralizing activity. (
  • This enabled us to show that protection in mice depends on stem length which in turn implicates blocking NA as a critical feature of anti-stem antibody immunity. (
  • De novo sequencing of anti-LMP1 and anti-MBP antibodies by mass spectrometry demonstrated enhanced clonal diversity in LMP1-immunized mice in comparison with MBP-immunized mice. (
  • Protective Efficacy of VP1-Specific Neutralizing Antibody Associated with a Reduction of Viral Load and Pro-Inflammatory Cytokines in Human SCARB2-Transgenic Mice. (
  • In this study, hSCARB2-transgenic mice were used to investigate the efficacy conferred by a previously described EV71 neutralizing antibody, N3. (
  • In μMT mice, which have no antibodies, infectious virus persisted in both the serum and the brain for several weeks, indicating that antibodies are required to eliminate infectious virus. (
  • Casadevall, A. (1999) Passive antibody therapies: progress and continuing challenges. (
  • The presence of antibodies against BRSV, a virus that was not present in the vaccines used, was also evaluated as an indirect indicator of viral circulation in the herd. (
  • In addition, we will demonstrate the role of the monoclonal antibodies in the development of candidate vaccines for SARS-CoV-2. (
  • BACKGROUND Antibodies to cardiolipin (aCLs) are often detected in patients with autoimmune disorders or infectious diseases. (
  • A safe, reliable, antibody-based treatment regimen would open new possibilities for people living with HIV," said Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of NIH. (
  • Antibodies and B cell memory in viral immunity. (
  • Recent posts here have gone into Moderna's Phase I vaccine data, Pfizer's Phase I vaccine data, what we don't know yet about the relationship between T-cells, antibodies, and immunity to the coronavirus, and some new data that are starting to fill in those gaps. (
  • Secreted protective antibodies of humoral memory provide an efficient line of defense against reinfection and are backed up by specific B and T memory cells of reactive memory. (
  • (b) Control (MOI = 1) and knockdown cells (MOI = 5) were infected with DENV2 and close-contact co-cultured with Huh7-GFP cells with the isotype control or neutralizing antibody 137-22 for 48 h. (
  • Antibodies are thought to neutralize viral infectivity in several ways: by forming noninfectious aggregates that cannot enter cells, or by blocking virion attachment to cells or uncoating (figure). (
  • The presence of this activity in many mammalian species suggested that there could be ways that antibodies operate within cells. (
  • By inhibiting hemagglutinin cell fusion activity, stem-binding antibodies can block viral entry into host cells. (
  • The previous Pfizer/BioNTech publication (a randomized double-blinded trial) focused on the antibody response (which looked pretty solid), but said nothing about T-cells, and as those two posts linked above make clear, I (and many others! (
  • These animals had a more pronounced decline in viral DNA levels in their T-cells, lymph nodes and gut tissue. (
  • Western blot analysis of extracts from K-562 cells, CD4 + T cells, and CD8 + T cells using IFITM1 Antibody. (
  • The researchers then measured SHIV DNA in the blood and lymph nodes to see if the antibodies had any effect on infected cells. (
  • These results suggest that passive immunization using these antibodies might, under the right conditions, kill cells of the persistent viral reservoir and thus play a role in curing HIV. (
  • During this right time, HPV is solved through T helper cell activation of cytotoxic T cells and B cells to create neutralizing IgG antibodies [12]. (
  • Monoclonal antibodies are antibodies generated mainly from B cells-lymphocytes. (
  • If the source of these cells are mouse lymphocytes, the achieved murine monoclonal antibodies are used mainly for immunodiagnostic applications. (
  • This antibody is highly potent and showed activity against 97% of the tested HIV variants. (
  • 2020) Restriction of HIV-1 Escape by a Highly Broad and Potent Neutralizing Antibody. (
  • They selected the two most potent, non-competing and virus-neutralizing antibodies to create REGN-COV2 and have scaled up this dual-antibody cocktail with the company's in-house VelociMab ® and manufacturing capabilities. (
  • LY-CoV1404 is highly potent, which could have implications for reducing the amount of antibody necessary for clinical dosing, and potentially enabling a subcutaneous route of administration for either treatment or prophylaxis of COVID-19. (
  • After facing questions about the accuracy of state figures on coronavirus testing, health officials in Texas have changed how they report data about the number of standard tests for the virus and antibody tests that have been administered. (
  • But antibody tests, which are used to determine whether an individual was previously infected with the coronavirus, are different from standard virus tests, which assess whether a person is currently infected. (
  • With antibody tests removed from the calculation, the state's coronavirus positivity rate has increased. (
  • The MDAs was measured from serum antibody titer by indirect ELISA test. (
  • Testing for HCV antibodies in patients with autoimmune hepatitis frequently elicits positive results when the ELISA-I or ELISA-II tests are used. (
  • Regular ELISA for HPV6/11/16/18/31/33/45 antibodies was utilized [10,24-27], with adjustments [17-19] for HPV16 antibody avidity evaluation. (
  • Antibodies were quantified by limiting dilution ELISA, plasma HIV-1 RNA load by RT-PCR and CD4+ T-lymphocytes by FACSCount. (
  • Thirteen volunteers with undetectable viral loads were randomized into an intervention group that received VRC01, a broadly neutralizing antibody that inhibits multiple strains of HIV by adhering to the CD4 binding site on the virus. (
  • These results indicate that development of viral resistance against the new antibody 1-18 is restricted when compared to other antibodies', says Dr. Henning Grüll, resident physician at the Institute of Virology and also first author of the work. (
  • Now we focus on antibody discovery services for virology researches. (
  • Empowered by advanced phage and yeast display platform, hybridoma platform, B cell sorting platform and single B cell sequencing technology, we are dedicated to providing specific virology antibodies within agreed timelines. (
  • One of the major defense mechanisms against virus spread in vivo is the blocking of viral infectibility by neutralizing antibodies. (
  • Comparison of the results of five kinds of assays of HCV antibodies and HCV RNA. (
  • Abgent offers single-use antibody panel for cost- and time-efficient screening assays. (
  • Today, experts are redefining what constitutes a "functional cure" from chronic hepatitis B and taking the surface antibody out of the equation. (
  • But isn't developing surface antibodies the gold standard for recovery from hepatitis B? (
  • Hepatitis B surface antibodies are very specific in their mission, and we're learning that the body may be making other types of surface antibodies that we cannot measure. (
  • However, Dr. Gish cautions, it's important to remember that once infected with hepatitis B (indicated by presence of the hepatitis B core antibody - anti-HBc), people will always retain low levels of the hepatitis B virus in their bodies - even if they develop surface antibodies. (
  • To determine whether laboratory findings showing antibodies to hepatitis C virus (HCV) in patients with autoimmune hepatitis represent false-positive results and to identify possible explanations for true-positive results in these patients. (
  • There has been no data regarding the prevalence of hepatitis B (HBV) viral markers in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients in Korea which is an endemic area of HBV. (
  • In this process, the antibody binds the virus and then interacts with complement receptors, usually the FC receptors released by the host cell to destroy the virus. (
  • Participants did not show evidence of drug resistance, those with virological failure did not experience a change in HIV tropism - allowing their virus to enter using CXCR4 instead of CCR5 co-receptors - and no-one developed antibodies against PRO 140. (
  • Fc gamma receptors were already known to be important for antibodies to be effective against influenza and HIV. (
  • Vischer HF, Vink C, Smit MJ (2006) A viral conspiracy: hijacking the chemokine system through virally encoded pirated chemokine receptors. (
  • These autoanibodies could be either a consequence of disease progression or directly participate in its development via different mechanisms such as antibody-mediated cell lysis, opsonization, cross-linking of Fc receptors, blocking or activation of cell receptors, and repair processes ( 1 ). (
  • TRIM21 activation does not require any pathogen associated molecular pattern (PAMPs) or pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) but is based solely on sensing antibodies in the cytosol, an environment from which they are normally excluded. (
  • This behavior was observed when several different adenovirus antibodies were used, suggesting that it is not an unusual property of one type of antibody. (
  • We examined whether existence of low-avidity of HPV16 antibodies is definitely associated with an increased risk of prevalence for additional HPV types. (
  • A new mechanism has just joined this list, in which antibody bound virions are degraded in the cell cytoplasm. (
  • LCMV-induced IgG production is largely polyclonal, with more than 90% of the antibody repertoire constituting non-relevant specificities. (
  • Upon exposure to pneumococcal polysaccharides, cross reactive antibodies between dsDNA and pneumococcal polysaccharides are produced in lupus. (
  • Combination therapy with anti-HIV-1 antibodies maintains viral suppression. (
  • In contrast, treatment with the antibody 1-18 resulted in suppression of the viral load that was maintained for the duration of therapy. (
  • In HIV, optimal viral suppression is measured as the reduction of viral load (HIV RNA) to undetectable levels and is the goal of antiretroviral therapy. (
  • Paul Maddon, a scientific advisor at CytoDyn, presented findings from a phase 2b trial of PRO 140 as maintenance therapy for people who had achieved viral suppression on standard combination ART. (
  • Among the 28 patients in the cohort assessing longer-term treatment, 15 people who maintained viral suppression for 12 weeks were trained to self-administer their shots and allowed to continue PRO 140 maintenance therapy for an additional 108 weeks in an extension phase. (
  • All participants who restarted ART regained full viral suppression. (
  • Among the 11 people who completed the study, nine maintained viral suppression without ART for an average of 15 weeks, until the amount of bNAbs in their bodies fell below protective levels. (
  • We are proud to support scientists in their FDA filings, providing data quickly to better understand their antibodies' mechanisms of action and potential for viral resistance. (
  • VADE might hamper vaccine development, as a vaccine may trigger the production of antibodies which, via ADE and other mechanisms, worsen the disease the vaccine is designed to protect against. (
  • The association between oral fluid antibody and viral culture status was observed even in samples with high viral load. (
  • These populations could be identified serologically by the presence (seropositive) or absence (seronegative) of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies, and/or by high viral loads at baseline. (
  • Further examination of a number of libraries shows that whenever antibody against a pathogen can be detected in the serum of the donor, then specific antibodies can be derived from the corresponding library. (
  • The antibodies are shown to be highly specific and a number are effective in neutralizing virus in vitro. (
  • Hemagglutinin stem-specific antibodies are perhaps the most promising approach for improving the duration and effectiveness of influenza vaccination,' the authors wrote . (
  • Such donor-specific antibodies are known to be detrimental to the survival of transplanted organs. (
  • This study is the first to link 2 common complications of kidney transplantation, namely BK viremia and donor-specific antibodies," said Dr. Sawinski. (
  • However, we cannot comment on the exact mechanism by which BK viremia predisposes patients to the development of donor-specific antibodies. (
  • The article, entitled "Persistent BK Viremia Does Not Increase Intermediate-Term Graft Loss But is Associated with De Novo Donor Specific Antibodies," will appear online at on September 25, 2014. (
  • In consideration of the potentially important role of HVR1 in virus binding to cellular receptor(s), such a mechanism could be exploited for induction of neutralizing Abs specific for a large repertoire of viral variants. (
  • To evaluate demographic, clinical and laboratory features associated with scleroderma-specific auto-antibodies. (
  • Significant amounts of specific antibody did not appear in the nasal secretions during the same period. (
  • After cessation of anti-SR-BI-specific antibody therapy, a rise of the viral load was observed. (
  • Anti-dsDNA antibodies are incredibly specific for SLE, with studies quoting nearly 100%, and are therefore used in the diagnosis of SLE. (
  • They test negative for HBsAg, their viral load drops to undetectable levels and their liver enzyme tests (for ALT or SGPT) show no signs of liver damage. (
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