النشر العلمي

  • Immunoinformatic Approach for Epitope-Based Peptide Vaccine against Rabies Virus Glycoprotein G

Abstract

Background: Lagos rabies virus belongs to lyssavirus genus responsible for meningoencephalomyelitis in mammals that affect millions of people around the world and causes thousands of human deaths every year, to the best of our knowledge there is no peptide vaccine designed for Lagos rabies virus. The resulting peptide vaccine is expected to be more immunogenic and less allergic than conventional biochemical vaccines. The aim of this study was to design an Insilco peptide vaccine for Lagos rabies virus using Immunoinformatic tools

Methods and Materials: Sequences of glycoprotein G of Lagos rabies virus was retrieved from NCBI, the retrieved sequences were then treated using different Immunoinformatic tools for B cell to find out the most conserved, surface and antigenic epitopes, and for T cell to find conserved peptides and to test their binding affinity to different MHC1 and MHC11 alleles. Then population coverage analysis and homology modeling was performed for most promising epitopes to show their structural positions in glycoprotein G

Results and Conclusions: B cell tests were conducted for Bepipred with 22 conserved epitopes, Emini surface accessibility prediction with 12 conserved surface epitopes and Kolaskar and Tongaonkar antigenicity test with only three conserved epitopes being antigenic

23 conserved epitopes were interacted with different MHC-1 alleles with

(IC50

 )≤ 500 while 39 conserved epitopes interacted with MHC-II alleles with IC50 ≤ 1000. Among all the tested epitopes for world population coverage the epitope FVGYVTTTF binding to both MHC1 and MHC11 alleles was

97.30% and it was found to bind 13 different alleles that indicate strong potential to formulate peptide vaccine for Lagos rabies virus

published in Immunome Research

  • مسؤولية الطفل عن افعالة في الفقة والقانون

published in مجلة جامعة شرق كردفان

  • Dimerization of Rhodamine B in Alumina Sol and Corresponding Dip-Coated Film

The alumina sol doped with rhodamine B (RB) was concentrated to different degree and then dip-coated to prepare thin film. Dimerization of RB happens in the concentrated sol and the dip-coated thin film. As the sol concentrated, H-dimers are presented whereas in the dip-coated film J-dimers are displayed. When the dip-coated film is exposed to high humidity environment, J-dimer will transfer to H-dimer. Put the film in isopropanol vapor, J-dimer dissociates to monomer.

published in Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects

  • Hydrothermal Treatment of Polyamide 6 with Presence of Lanthanum Chloride

Hydrothermal processing of polyamide 6 (PA6) with the presence of lanthanum chloride (LaCl3) was studied in the temperature region from 160 °C to 250 °C. PA6 will be dissolved in the superheated water when temperature is above 160 °C. And as PA6 is dissolved, hydrolysis will happen, which makes PA6 chains degrade. By adding LaCl3 in the hydrothermal environment, the PA6 hydrolysis will intensify, especially when the hydrothermal temperature is higher than 200 °C. When the hydrothermal system cools down, the hydrolyzed PA6 segments will crystallize from the solution or remain dissolved in the solution depending on molecular weight. In addition, the hydrolyzed compound of LaCl3 would affect the crystallization of PA6 segments with proper size, and γ phase would be presented.

published in Chinese Journal of Polymer Science

  • Cellulose Derivative-Lanthanide Complex Film by Hierarchical Assembly Process

Carboxymethylcellulose (CMC), quaternized cellulose (QC) and lanthanide (Ln) ion ternary complex thin film was fabricated by hierarchical assembly process. CMC is a weak anionic polyelectrolyte while QC is a cationic polyelectrolyte. Strictly controlling pH value and molar ratio, CMC and Ln ion were prepared into polymer-metal complex nano-particles (CMC@Ln) which exhibit negative charge on surface, and then the nano-particles were layer-by-layer (LbL) assembled with positively charged QC to prepare thin films. Three kinds of Ln ion, Ce³⁺, Eu³⁺, and Tb³⁺ were successfully incorporated into films separately, and the corresponding films showed blue, green and red fluorescence color. In addition, we can adjust the luminescence of the film with combination of CMC@Ce, CMC@Eu, and CMC@Tb complex nano-particles​

published in Carbohydrate Polymers

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