Genes for major histocompatibility complex (MHC) are important for the function of the adaptive immune system . MHCI molecules usually present endogenous antigens to cytotoxic T cells. However, T helper cells are activated by exogenous antigen presentation on MHCII. Post infection memory and immunity also depends on this action of MHCII. Errors in the MHCII pathway are usually associated with immune-deficiency and disease.
Immunoprecipitation and Use of Antibodies in Isolation of Genes One of the most useful discoveries of recent technology is the ability to isolate individual genes from an organism’s entire genome and then identify that gene. There are several methods available to achieve this goal, many of which make use of antibodies to identify potions of molecules. For proteins such as cell surface proteins, it is very difficult to purify a protein solution. To make antibodies to these types of proteins, whole cells or cell mixtures are injected into rabbits and the antibodies later collected. The antibodies must be separated from the other types in sera however.
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In this paper, it is demonstrated that the cell response to vesicular stomatitis viruses (VSV) and bacteria DNA is mediated by TLR7 and TLR9. Through the generation of TLR7 and TLR9-deficient mice, it was determined that TLR7 are required for responsiveness to both vesicular stomatitis viruses and TLR9 recognizes bacteria DNA. Both TLR7 and TLR9 deficient mice did not show any response to single stranded RNA viruses and non-methylated CpG bacteria DNA including inflammatory cytokine production from macrophages and dendritic cells. However, the in vivo ability of vesicular stomatitis viruses and CpG bacteria DNA to stimulate IL-12 secretion depended on the functional activation of MyD88 and IRAK. These results present evidence for the requirement of TLR7 for single stranded RNA viruses and TLR9 for non-methylated CpG bacteria DNA to induced cellular effects.
In this study, we will review the antibodies in different areas: Structure of antibody, ways of affecting the diversity of antibodies and mechanisms for generate antibodies and how to let it be specific. Moreover, we have a future direction for antibody technology development to talk a little bit for this area. Structure of antibodies As we all known that antibody is a type of protein with Y shape structure. It consists of two heavy chains and light chains (Roderick and Matthew, 2007). There are two types of light chains, which one is called Kappa and other is Lambda (Roderick, 2007).
Human leukocyte antigen (HLA) is a group of genes, which are located on chromosome 6. These genes are involved in mediating white blood cells to provoke immune responses in the body. HLA helps the immune system distinguish the body's own proteins from proteins/foreign cells made by foreign invaders such as viruses and bacteria. It is known as a ‘loci’ of genes, which encode for the major histocompatibility complex (MHC); and so HLA corresponds to the MHC. The function of MHC molecules is to bind peptide fragments derived from pathogens and display them on the cell surface for recognition by T cells, to then be destroyed by either macrophages or B cell activation.
In addition, USP7 is involved in the stabilization of the tumor suppressor p53, as found by a previous study (Li et al. 2002). USP7 over-expression induces programmed cell death (apoptosis) and simultaneously stabilizes p53 by releasing high amounts of the de-ubiquinated form. The USP7 interaction with both ICP0 and EBNA1 may affect cellular functioning by first manipulating the particular protease. This is researched in detail by examining the physical form of USP7 and finding the domains that interact with theses viral proteins and assessing the competition between p53 and EBNA1 for these sites of contact.
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One of the research interests involves the development of novel treatments against the multi-drug resistant property of ABC transporters in treating relevant human diseases such as cystic fibrosis and Tangier disease (Stefková et al., 2004). With any of such novel applications, a substantial knowledge on sequence motifs in terms of their functional significance is required. In this essay, the discussion is limited to protein sequence signatures in nucleotide binding domains (NBDs) of ABC transporters relating to substrate translocation. It will be seen that the protein sequence motifs perform similar function across species, and any mutation can affect its overall function. However, it should also be noted that these motifs can result in slightly different mechanism in different species, and that they can perform their function at certain domains of the protein.
If an antigen is identified as a disease causing agent, a monoclonal antibody could be an appropriate therapeutic agent to develop. Or if a single protein is likely to exert a pharmacological effect recombinant DNA may be appropriate. After the desired chemical substances have been identified, research for production can begin. The processes of recombinant DNA production and Monoclonal antibody production are very different. Most antigens have many antibody binding sites, or epitopes.