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Molecules ; 25(21)2020 Nov 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33147821

RESUMO

With an increasing fatality rate, severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) has emerged as a promising threat to human health worldwide. Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) has announced the infectious disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, which is known as coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-2019), as a global pandemic. Additionally, the positive cases are still following an upward trend worldwide and as a corollary, there is a need for a potential vaccine to impede the progression of the disease. Lately, it has been documented that the nucleocapsid (N) protein of SARS-CoV-2 is responsible for viral replication and interferes with host immune responses. We comparatively analyzed the sequences of N protein of SARS-CoV-2 for the identification of core attributes and analyzed the ancestry through phylogenetic analysis. Subsequently, we predicted the most immunogenic epitope for the T-cell and B-cell. Importantly, our investigation mainly focused on major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I potential peptides and NTASWFTAL interacted with most human leukocyte antigen (HLA) that are encoded by MHC class I molecules. Further, molecular docking analysis unveiled that NTASWFTAL possessed a greater affinity towards HLA and also available in a greater range of the population. Our study provides a consolidated base for vaccine design and we hope that this computational analysis will pave the way for designing novel vaccine candidates.


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Betacoronavirus/imunologia , Proteínas do Nucleocapsídeo/imunologia , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/prevenção & controle , Hipersensibilidade a Drogas/imunologia , Epitopos de Linfócito B/imunologia , Epitopos de Linfócito T/imunologia , Antígenos de Histocompatibilidade Classe I , Humanos , Modelos Moleculares , Simulação de Acoplamento Molecular , Proteínas do Nucleocapsídeo/química , Fragmentos de Peptídeos/imunologia , Estrutura Secundária de Proteína , Vacinas Virais/imunologia
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Vaccine ; 38(48): 7612-7628, 2020 11 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33082015

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SARS-CoV-2 causes a severe respiratory disease called COVID-19. Currently, global health is facing its devastating outbreak. However, there is no vaccine available against this virus up to now. In this study, a novel multi-epitope vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 was designed to provoke both innate and adaptive immune responses. The immunodominant regions of six non-structural proteins (nsp7, nsp8, nsp9, nsp10, nsp12 and nsp14) of SARS-CoV-2 were selected by multiple immunoinformatic tools to provoke T cell immune response. Also, immunodominant fragment of the functional region of SARS-CoV-2 spike (400-510 residues) protein was selected for inducing neutralizing antibodies production. The selected regions' sequences were connected to each other by furin-sensitive linker (RVRR). Moreover, the functional region of ß-defensin as a well-known agonist for the TLR-4/MD complex was added at the N-terminus of the vaccine using (EAAAK)3 linker. Also, a CD4 + T-helper epitope, PADRE, was used at the C-terminal of the vaccine by GPGPG and A(EAAAK)2A linkers to form the final vaccine construct. The physicochemical properties, allergenicity, antigenicity, functionality and population coverage of the final vaccine construct were analyzed. The final vaccine construct was an immunogenic, non-allergen and unfunctional protein which contained multiple CD8 + and CD4 + overlapping epitopes, IFN-γ inducing epitopes, linear and conformational B cell epitopes. It could form stable and significant interactions with TLR-4/MD according to molecular docking and dynamics simulations. Global population coverage of the vaccine for HLA-I and II were estimated 96.2% and 97.1%, respectively. At last, the final vaccine construct was reverse translated to design the DNA vaccine. Although the designed vaccine exhibited high efficacy in silico, further experimental validation is necessary.


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Anticorpos Antivirais/biossíntese , Betacoronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/prevenção & controle , Pandemias/prevenção & controle , Pneumonia Viral/prevenção & controle , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/imunologia , Proteínas não Estruturais Virais/imunologia , Vacinas Virais/biossíntese , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Betacoronavirus/patogenicidade , Biologia Computacional , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/genética , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/metabolismo , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Epitopos de Linfócito B/química , Epitopos de Linfócito B/genética , Epitopos de Linfócito B/imunologia , Epitopos de Linfócito T/química , Epitopos de Linfócito T/genética , Epitopos de Linfócito T/imunologia , Antígenos de Histocompatibilidade Classe I/química , Antígenos de Histocompatibilidade Classe I/genética , Antígenos de Histocompatibilidade Classe I/imunologia , Antígenos de Histocompatibilidade Classe II/química , Antígenos de Histocompatibilidade Classe II/genética , Antígenos de Histocompatibilidade Classe II/imunologia , Humanos , Imunidade Inata/efeitos dos fármacos , Imunogenicidade da Vacina , Simulação de Acoplamento Molecular , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Ligação Proteica , Estrutura Secundária de Proteína , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/química , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/genética , Vacinas Atenuadas , Vacinas de DNA , Vacinas de Subunidades , Proteínas não Estruturais Virais/química , Proteínas não Estruturais Virais/genética , Vacinas Virais/genética , Vacinas Virais/metabolismo
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Virol J ; 17(1): 165, 2020 10 29.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33121513

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BACKGROUND: In order to obtain antibodies that recognize natural proteins, it is possible to predict the antigenic determinants of natural proteins, which are eventually embodied as polypeptides. The polypeptides can be coupled with corresponding vectors to stimulate the immune system to produce corresponding antibodies, which is also a simple and effective vaccine development method. The discovery of epitopes is helpful to the development of SARS-CoV-2 vaccine. METHODS: The analyses were related to epitopes on 3 proteins, including spike (S), envelope (E) and membrane (M) proteins, which are located on the lipid envelope of the SARS-CoV-2. Based on the NCBI Reference Sequence: NC_045512.2, the conformational and linear B cell epitopes of the surface protein were predicted separately by various prediction methods. Furthermore, the conservation of the epitopes, the adaptability and other evolutionary characteristics were also analyzed, the sequences of the whole genome of SARS-CoV-2 were obtained from the GISAID. RESULTS: 7 epitopes were predicted, including 6 linear epitopes and 1 conformational epitope. One of the linear and one of the conformational consist of identical sequence, but represent different forms of epitopes. It is worth mentioning that all 6 identified epitopes were conserved in nearly 3500 SARS-CoV-2 genomes, showing that it is helpful to obtain stable and long-acting epitopes under the condition of high frequency of amino acid mutation, which deserved further study at the experiment level. CONCLUSION: The findings would facilitate the vaccine development, had the potential to be directly applied on the prevention in this disease, but also have the potential to prevent the possible threats caused by other types of coronavirus.


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Betacoronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Epitopos de Linfócito B/imunologia , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Proteínas do Envelope Viral/imunologia , Proteínas da Matriz Viral/imunologia , Biologia Computacional , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/prevenção & controle , Humanos , Imunogenicidade da Vacina/imunologia , Modelos Moleculares , Pandemias , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/imunologia , Proteínas do Envelope Viral/química , Vacinas Virais/imunologia
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Front Immunol ; 11: 565278, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33013929

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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has led to an outbreak of a pandemic worldwide. For better understanding the viral spike (S) protein variations and its potential effects on the interaction with the host immune system and also in vaccine development, the cell epitopes, glycosylation profile and their changes during the global transmission course were characterized and compared with SARS-CoV for their glycosylation profile. We analyzed totally 7,813 sequences screened from 8,897 whole genome sequences on GISAID database up to April 26, and 18 S protein amino acid variations with relatively high frequency (≥10-3) were identified. A total of 228 sequences of variants had multiple variations, of note, most of them harboring the D614G mutation. Among the predicted 69 linear B cell epitopes, 175 discontinuous B cell epitopes and 41 cytotoxic T lymphocyte epitopes in the viral S protein, we found that the protein structure and its potential function of some sites changed, such as the linear epitope length shortened and discontinuous epitope disappeared of G476S. In addition, we detected 9 predicted N-glycosylation sites and 3 O-glycosylation sites unique to SARS-CoV-2, but no evidently observed variation of the glycan sites so far. Our findings provided an important snapshot of temporal and geographical distributions on SARS-CoV-2 S protein cell epitopes and glycosylation sites, which would be an essential basis for the selection of vaccine candidates.


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Betacoronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/transmissão , Epitopos de Linfócito B/imunologia , Epitopos de Linfócito T/imunologia , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , Pneumonia Viral/transmissão , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/imunologia , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/metabolismo , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Genoma Viral/genética , Glicosilação , Interações Hospedeiro-Patógeno/imunologia , Humanos , Glicoproteínas de Membrana/imunologia , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Conformação Proteica , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/química , Sequenciamento Completo do Genoma
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J Immunol Res ; 2020: 2837670, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32964056

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The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has previously never been identified with humans, thereby creating devastation in public health. The need for an effective vaccine to curb this pandemic cannot be overemphasized. In view of this, we designed a subcomponent antigenic peptide vaccine targeting the N-terminal (NT) and C-terminal (CT) RNA binding domains of the nucleocapsid protein that aid in viral replication. Promising antigenic B cell and T cell epitopes were predicted using computational pipelines. The peptides "RIRGGDGKMKDL" and "AFGRRGPEQTQGNFG" were the B cell linear epitopes with good antigenic index and nonallergenic property. Two CD8+ and Three CD4+ T cell epitopes were also selected considering their safe immunogenic profiling such as allergenicity, antigen level conservancy, antigenicity, peptide toxicity, and putative restrictions to a number of MHC-I and MHC-II alleles. With these selected epitopes, a nonallergenic chimeric peptide vaccine incapable of inducing a type II hypersensitivity reaction was constructed. The molecular interaction between the Toll-like receptor-5 (TLR5) which was triggered by the vaccine was analyzed by molecular docking and scrutinized using dynamics simulation. Finally, in silico cloning was performed to ensure the expression and translation efficiency of the vaccine, utilizing the pET-28a vector. This research, therefore, provides a guide for experimental investigation and validation.


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Betacoronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/prevenção & controle , Proteínas do Nucleocapsídeo/imunologia , Nucleocapsídeo/imunologia , Pandemias/prevenção & controle , Pneumonia Viral/prevenção & controle , Vacinas Virais/imunologia , Linfócitos T CD4-Positivos/imunologia , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/imunologia , Epitopos de Linfócito B/genética , Epitopos de Linfócito B/imunologia , Epitopos de Linfócito T/genética , Epitopos de Linfócito T/imunologia , Humanos , Simulação de Acoplamento Molecular , Simulação de Dinâmica Molecular , Proteínas do Nucleocapsídeo/metabolismo , Proteínas com Motivo de Reconhecimento de RNA/imunologia , Motivos de Ligação ao RNA/imunologia , Receptor 5 Toll-Like/metabolismo , Vacinas Atenuadas/imunologia , Vacinas de Subunidades/imunologia
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Expert Rev Vaccines ; 19(9): 871-885, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32869699

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BACKGROUND: The novel SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, the causative agent of the ongoing pandemic COVID-19 disease continues to infect people globally and has infected millions of humans worldwide. However, no effective vaccine against this virus exists. METHOD: Using Immunoinformatics, epitopic sequences from multiple glycoproteins that play crucial role in pathogenesis were identified. Particularly, epitopes were mapped from conserved receptor-binding domain of spike protein which have been experimentally validated in SARS-CoV-1 as a promising target for vaccine development. RESULTS: A multi-epitopic vaccine construct comprising of B-cell, CTL, HTL epitopes was developed along with fusion of adjuvant and linkers. The epitopes identified herein are reported for the first time and were predicted to be highly antigenic, stable, nonallergen, nontoxic and displayed conservation across several SARS-CoV-2 isolates from different countries. Additionally, the epitopes associated with maximum HLA alleles and population coverage analysis shows the proposed epitopes would be a relevant representative of large proportion of the world population. A reliable three-dimensional structure of the vaccine construct was developed. Consequently, docking and molecular-dynamics simulation ensured the stable interaction between vaccine and innate-immune receptor.


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Betacoronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/prevenção & controle , Antígenos HLA/imunologia , Imunidade Celular , Imunidade Humoral , Pandemias/prevenção & controle , Pneumonia Viral/prevenção & controle , Vacinas Virais/imunologia , Alelos , Biologia Computacional , Infecções por Coronavirus/genética , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Mapeamento de Epitopos , Epitopos de Linfócito B/imunologia , Epitopos de Linfócito T/imunologia , Antígenos HLA/genética , Humanos , Imunogenicidade da Vacina , Simulação de Acoplamento Molecular , Simulação de Dinâmica Molecular , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Ligação Proteica , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/imunologia , Vacinas Virais/genética
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Infect Dis Poverty ; 9(1): 132, 2020 Sep 16.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32938504

RESUMO

BACKGROUND: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) linked with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) cause severe illness and life-threatening pneumonia in humans. The current COVID-19 pandemic demands an effective vaccine to acquire protection against the infection. Therefore, the present study was aimed to design a multiepitope-based subunit vaccine (MESV) against COVID-19. METHODS: Structural proteins (Surface glycoprotein, Envelope protein, and Membrane glycoprotein) of SARS-CoV-2 are responsible for its prime functions. Sequences of proteins were downloaded from GenBank and several immunoinformatics coupled with computational approaches were employed to forecast B- and T- cell epitopes from the SARS-CoV-2 highly antigenic structural proteins to design an effective MESV. RESULTS: Predicted epitopes suggested high antigenicity, conserveness, substantial interactions with the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) binding alleles, and collective global population coverage of 88.40%. Taken together, 276 amino acids long MESV was designed by connecting 3 cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL), 6 helper T lymphocyte (HTL) and 4 B-cell epitopes with suitable adjuvant and linkers. The MESV construct was non-allergenic, stable, and highly antigenic. Molecular docking showed a stable and high binding affinity of MESV with human pathogenic toll-like receptors-3 (TLR3). Furthermore, in silico immune simulation revealed significant immunogenic response of MESV. Finally, MEV codons were optimized for its in silico cloning into the Escherichia coli K-12 system, to ensure its increased expression. CONCLUSION: The MESV developed in this study is capable of generating immune response against COVID-19. Therefore, if designed MESV further investigated experimentally, it would be an effective vaccine candidate against SARS-CoV-2 to control and prevent COVID-19.


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Betacoronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/prevenção & controle , Epitopos de Linfócito B/imunologia , Epitopos de Linfócito T/imunologia , Pandemias/prevenção & controle , Pneumonia Viral/prevenção & controle , Vacinas Virais/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/genética , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Epitopos de Linfócito B/química , Epitopos de Linfócito B/genética , Epitopos de Linfócito T/química , Epitopos de Linfócito T/genética , Humanos , Imunogenicidade da Vacina/imunologia , Simulação de Acoplamento Molecular , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , Análise de Sequência de Proteína , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/química , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/genética , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/imunologia , Receptor 3 Toll-Like/química , Receptor 3 Toll-Like/genética , Receptor 3 Toll-Like/imunologia , Vacinas de Subunidades/química , Vacinas de Subunidades/genética , Vacinas de Subunidades/imunologia , Vacinologia/métodos , Proteínas da Matriz Viral/química , Proteínas da Matriz Viral/genética , Proteínas da Matriz Viral/imunologia , Vacinas Virais/química , Vacinas Virais/genética
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Comput Biol Med ; 124: 103967, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32828069

RESUMO

AIMS: With a large number of fatalities, coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) has greatly affected human health worldwide. Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is the virus that causes COVID-19. The World Health Organization has declared a global pandemic of this contagious disease. Researchers across the world are collaborating in a quest for remedies to combat this deadly virus. It has recently been demonstrated that the spike glycoprotein (SGP) of SARS-CoV-2 is the mediator by which the virus enters host cells. MAIN METHODS: Our group comprehensibly analyzed the SGP of SARS-CoV-2 through multiple sequence analysis and a phylogenetic analysis. We predicted the strongest immunogenic epitopes of the SGP for both B cells and T cells. KEY FINDINGS: We focused on predicting peptides that would bind major histocompatibility complex class I. Two optimal epitopes were identified, WTAGAAAYY and GAAAYYVGY. They interact with the HLA-B*15:01 allele, which was further validated by molecular docking simulation. This study also found that the selected epitopes are able to be recognized in a large percentage of the world's population. Furthermore, we predicted CD4+ T-cell epitopes and B-cell epitopes. SIGNIFICANCE: Our study provides a strong basis for designing vaccine candidates against SARS-CoV-2. However, laboratory work is required to validate our theoretical results, which would lay the foundation for the appropriate vaccine manufacturing and testing processes.


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Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/prevenção & controle , Pandemias/prevenção & controle , Pneumonia Viral/prevenção & controle , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/imunologia , Vacinas Virais/imunologia , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Antígenos Virais/química , Antígenos Virais/genética , Antígenos Virais/imunologia , Betacoronavirus/genética , Betacoronavirus/imunologia , Biologia Computacional , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/genética , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Desenho de Fármacos , Epitopos de Linfócito B/química , Epitopos de Linfócito B/genética , Epitopos de Linfócito B/imunologia , Epitopos de Linfócito T/química , Epitopos de Linfócito T/genética , Epitopos de Linfócito T/imunologia , Antígeno HLA-B15/química , Antígeno HLA-B15/metabolismo , Cadeias HLA-DRB1/química , Cadeias HLA-DRB1/metabolismo , Humanos , Simulação de Acoplamento Molecular , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , Vacinas Virais/química , Vacinas Virais/genética
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Front Immunol ; 11: 1663, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32754160

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A recent pandemic caused by a single-stranded RNA virus, COVID-19, initially discovered in China, is now spreading globally. This poses a serious threat that needs to be addressed immediately. Genome analysis of SARS-CoV-2 has revealed its close relation to SARS-coronavirus along with few changes in its spike protein. The spike protein aids in receptor binding and viral entry within the host and therefore represents a potential target for vaccine and therapeutic development. In the current study, the spike protein of SARS-CoV-2 was explored for potential immunogenic epitopes to design multi-epitope vaccine constructs. The S1 and S2 domains of spike proteins were analyzed, and two vaccine constructs were prioritized with T-cell and B-cell epitopes. We adapted a comprehensive predictive framework to provide novel insights into immunogenic epitopes of spike proteins, which can further be evaluated as potential vaccine candidates against COVID-19. Prioritized epitopes were then modeled using linkers and adjuvants, and respective 3D models were constructed to evaluate their physiochemical properties and their possible interactions with ACE2, HLA Superfamily alleles, TLR2, and TLR4.


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Betacoronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/prevenção & controle , Epitopos de Linfócito B/imunologia , Epitopos de Linfócito T/imunologia , Pandemias/prevenção & controle , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , Pneumonia Viral/prevenção & controle , Vacinas Virais/imunologia , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Epitopos de Linfócito B/química , Epitopos de Linfócito T/química , Antígenos HLA/química , Antígenos HLA/imunologia , Humanos , Modelos Químicos , Simulação de Acoplamento Molecular , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/química , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/imunologia , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Estrutura Secundária de Proteína , Estrutura Terciária de Proteína , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/imunologia , Receptor 2 Toll-Like/química , Receptor 2 Toll-Like/imunologia , Receptor 4 Toll-Like/química , Receptor 4 Toll-Like/imunologia , Vacinas Virais/química
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Expert Rev Vaccines ; 19(9): 887-898, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32815406

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INTRODUCTION: The ongoing life-threatening pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has extensively affected the world. During this global health crisis, it is fundamentally crucial to find strategies to combat SARS-CoV-2. Despite several efforts in this direction and continuing clinical trials, no vaccine has been approved for it yet. METHODS: To find a preventive measure, we have computationally designed a multi-epitopic subunit vaccine using immuno-informatic approaches. RESULTS: The structural proteins of SARS-CoV-2 involved in its survival and pathogenicity were used to predict antigenic epitopes. The antigenic epitopes were capable of eliciting a strong humoral as well as cell-mediated immune response, our predictions suggest. The final vaccine was constructed by joining the all epitopes with specific linkers and to enhance their stability and immunogenicity. The physicochemical property of the vaccine was assessed. The vaccine 3D structure prediction and validation were done and docked with the human TLR-3 receptor. Furthermore, molecular dynamics simulations of the vaccine-TLR-3 receptor complex are employed to assess its dynamic motions and binding stability in-silico. CONCLUSION: Based on this study, we strongly suggest synthesizing this vaccine, which further can be tested in-vitro and in-vivo to check its potency in a cure for COVID-19.


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Betacoronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/prevenção & controle , Epitopos/imunologia , Imunidade Celular , Imunidade Humoral , Pandemias/prevenção & controle , Pneumonia Viral/prevenção & controle , Vacinas Virais/imunologia , Simulação por Computador , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Epitopos de Linfócito B/imunologia , Epitopos de Linfócito T/imunologia , Humanos , Imunogenicidade da Vacina , Simulação de Acoplamento Molecular , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Vacinas de Subunidades/imunologia
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Sci Rep ; 10(1): 14179, 2020 08 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32843695

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A novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) emerged from China in late 2019 and rapidly spread across the globe, infecting millions of people and generating societal disruption on a level not seen since the 1918 influenza pandemic. A safe and effective vaccine is desperately needed to prevent the continued spread of SARS-CoV-2; yet, rational vaccine design efforts are currently hampered by the lack of knowledge regarding viral epitopes targeted during an immune response, and the need for more in-depth knowledge on betacoronavirus immunology. To that end, we developed a computational workflow using a series of open-source algorithms and webtools to analyze the proteome of SARS-CoV-2 and identify putative T cell and B cell epitopes. Utilizing a set of stringent selection criteria to filter peptide epitopes, we identified 41 T cell epitopes (5 HLA class I, 36 HLA class II) and 6 B cell epitopes that could serve as promising targets for peptide-based vaccine development against this emerging global pathogen. To our knowledge, this is the first study to comprehensively analyze all 10 (structural, non-structural and accessory) proteins from SARS-CoV-2 using predictive algorithms to identify potential targets for vaccine development.


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Betacoronavirus/imunologia , Biologia Computacional , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Epitopos de Linfócito B/imunologia , Epitopos de Linfócito T/imunologia , Interações Hospedeiro-Patógeno/imunologia , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Proteínas Virais/imunologia , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Linfócitos B/imunologia , Linfócitos B/metabolismo , Betacoronavirus/classificação , Betacoronavirus/genética , Betacoronavirus/metabolismo , Biologia Computacional/métodos , Infecções por Coronavirus/metabolismo , Epitopos de Linfócito B/química , Epitopos de Linfócito T/química , Genoma Viral , Genômica/métodos , Humanos , Modelos Moleculares , Pandemias , Peptídeos/química , Peptídeos/imunologia , Filogenia , Pneumonia Viral/metabolismo , Relação Estrutura-Atividade , Linfócitos T/imunologia , Linfócitos T/metabolismo , Vacinas de Subunidades/imunologia , Proteínas Virais/química , Vacinas Virais/imunologia
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Emerg Microbes Infect ; 9(1): 1988-1996, 2020 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32844713

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ABSTRACT Pandemic SARS-CoV-2 has caused unprecedented mortalities. Vaccine is in urgent need to stop the pandemic. Despite great progresses on SARS-CoV-2 vaccine development, the efficacy of the vaccines remains to be determined. Deciphering the interactions of the viral epitopes with the elicited neutralizing antibodies in convalescent population inspires the vaccine development. In this study, we devised a peptide array composed of 20-mer overlapped peptides of spike (S), membrane (M) and envelope (E) proteins, and performed a screening with 120 COVID-19 convalescent sera and 24 non-COVID-19 sera. We identified five SARS-CoV-2-specific dominant epitopes that reacted with above 40% COVID-19 convalescent sera. Of note, two peptides non-specifically interacted with most of the non-COVID-19 sera. Neutralization assay indicated that only five sera completely blocked viral infection at the dilution of 1:200. By using a peptide-compete neutralizing assay, we found that three dominant epitopes partially competed the neutralization activity of several convalescent sera, suggesting antibodies elicited by these epitopes played an important role in neutralizing viral infection. The epitopes we identified in this study may serve as vaccine candidates to elicit neutralizing antibodies in most vaccinated people or specific antigens for SARS-CoV-2 diagnosis.


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Anticorpos Neutralizantes/sangue , Anticorpos Antivirais/sangue , Betacoronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/prevenção & controle , Epitopos de Linfócito B/imunologia , Pandemias/prevenção & controle , Pneumonia Viral/prevenção & controle , Vacinas Virais/imunologia , Animais , Linfócitos B/imunologia , Linhagem Celular , Chlorocebus aethiops , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/terapia , Humanos , Imunização Passiva , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/imunologia , Células Vero , Proteínas do Envelope Viral/imunologia
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Front Immunol ; 11: 1784, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32849643

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COVID-19 has recently become the most serious threat to public health, and its prevalence has been increasing at an alarming rate. The incubation period for the virus is ~1-14 days and all age groups may be susceptible to a fatality rate of about 5.9%. COVID-19 is caused by a novel single-stranded, positive (+) sense RNA beta coronavirus. The development of a vaccine for SARS-CoV-2 is an urgent need worldwide. Immunoinformatics approaches are both cost-effective and convenient, as in silico predictions can reduce the number of experiments needed. In this study, with the aid of immunoinformatics tools, we tried to design a multi-epitope vaccine that can be used for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19. The epitopes were computed by using B cells, cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL), and helper T lymphocytes (HTL) base on the proteins of SARS-CoV-2. A vaccine was devised by fusing together the B cell, HTL, and CTL epitopes with linkers. To enhance the immunogenicity, the ß-defensin (45 mer) amino acid sequence, and pan-HLA DR binding epitopes (13aa) were adjoined to the N-terminal of the vaccine with the help of the EAAAK linker. To enable the intracellular delivery of the modeled vaccine, a TAT sequence (11aa) was appended to C-terminal. Linkers play vital roles in producing an extended conformation (flexibility), protein folding, and separation of functional domains, and therefore, make the protein structure more stable. The secondary and three-dimensional (3D) structure of the final vaccine was then predicted. Furthermore, the complex between the final vaccine and immune receptors (toll-like receptor-3 (TLR-3), major histocompatibility complex (MHC-I), and MHC-II) were evaluated by molecular docking. Lastly, to confirm the expression of the designed vaccine, the mRNA of the vaccine was enhanced with the aid of the Java Codon Adaptation Tool, and the secondary structure was generated from Mfold. Then we performed in silico cloning. The final vaccine requires experimental validation to determine its safety and efficacy in controlling SARS-CoV-2 infections.


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Betacoronavirus/química , Biologia Computacional/métodos , Infecções por Coronavirus/prevenção & controle , Epitopos de Linfócito B/imunologia , Epitopos de Linfócito T/imunologia , Pandemias/prevenção & controle , Pneumonia Viral/prevenção & controle , Proteínas Virais/imunologia , Vacinas Virais/imunologia , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Antígenos HLA-DR/imunologia , Humanos , Imunogenicidade da Vacina , Simulação de Acoplamento Molecular , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Dobramento de Proteína , Estrutura Terciária de Proteína , Linfócitos T Citotóxicos/imunologia , Linfócitos T Auxiliares-Indutores/imunologia , Vacinas de Subunidades/imunologia , beta-Defensinas/imunologia
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0237181, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32813697

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Multidrug-resistant Vibrio parahaemolyticus has become a significant public health concern. The development of effective drugs and vaccines against Vibrio parahaemolyticus is the current research priority. Thus, we aimed to find out effective drug and vaccine targets using a comprehensive genome-based analysis. A total of 4822 proteins were screened from V. parahaemolyticus proteome. Among 16 novel cytoplasmic proteins, 'VIBPA Type II secretion system protein L' and 'VIBPA Putative fimbrial protein Z' were subjected to molecular docking with 350 human metabolites, which revealed that Eliglustat, Simvastatin and Hydroxocobalamin were the top drug molecules considering free binding energy. On the contrary, 'Sensor histidine protein kinase UhpB' and 'Flagellar hook-associated protein of 25 novel membrane proteins were subjected to T-cell and B-cell epitope prediction, antigenicity testing, transmembrane topology screening, allergenicity and toxicity assessment, population coverage analysis and molecular docking analysis to generate the most immunogenic epitopes. Three subunit vaccines were constructed by the combination of highly antigenic epitopes along with suitable adjuvant, PADRE sequence and linkers. The designed vaccine constructs (V1, V2, V3) were analyzed by their physiochemical properties and molecular docking with MHC molecules- results suggested that the V1 is superior. Besides, the binding affinity of human TLR-1/2 heterodimer and construct V1 could be biologically significant in the development of the vaccine repertoire. The vaccine-receptor complex exhibited deformability at a minimum level that also strengthened our prediction. The optimized codons of the designed construct was cloned into pET28a(+) vector of E. coli strain K12. However, the predicted drug molecules and vaccine constructs could be further studied using model animals to combat V. parahaemolyticus associated infections.


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Vacinas Bacterianas/imunologia , Descoberta de Drogas/métodos , Genoma Bacteriano , Vibrioses/tratamento farmacológico , Vibrioses/prevenção & controle , Vibrio parahaemolyticus/genética , Vibrio parahaemolyticus/imunologia , Biologia Computacional/métodos , Farmacorresistência Bacteriana Múltipla/genética , Epitopos de Linfócito B/imunologia , Epitopos de Linfócito T/imunologia , Escherichia coli K12/genética , Humanos , Simulação de Acoplamento Molecular , Simulação de Dinâmica Molecular , Mapas de Interação de Proteínas , Proteoma/genética , Proteômica/métodos , Vacinas de Subunidades/imunologia , Vibrioses/microbiologia
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Infect Dis Poverty ; 9(1): 88, 2020 Jul 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32741372

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BACKGROUND: An outbreak of infection caused by SARS-CoV-2 recently has brought a great challenge to public health. Rapid identification of immune epitopes would be an efficient way to screen the candidates for vaccine development at the time of pandemic. This study aimed to predict the protective epitopes with bioinformatics methods and resources for vaccine development. METHODS: The genome sequence and protein sequences of SARS-CoV-2 were retrieved from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) database. ABCpred and BepiPred servers were utilized for sequential B-cell epitope analysis. Discontinuous B-cell epitopes were predicted via DiscoTope 2.0 program. IEDB server was utilized for HLA-1 and HLA-2 binding peptides computation. Surface accessibility, antigenicity, and other important features of forecasted epitopes were characterized for immunogen potential evaluation. RESULTS: A total of 63 sequential B-cell epitopes on spike protein were predicted and 4 peptides (Spike315-324, Spike333-338, Spike648-663, Spike1064-1079) exhibited high antigenicity score and good surface accessibility. Ten residues within spike protein (Gly496, Glu498, Pro499, Thr500, Leu1141, Gln1142, Pro1143, Glu1144, Leu1145, Asp1146) are forecasted as components of discontinuous B-cell epitopes. The bioinformatics analysis of HLA binding peptides within nucleocapsid protein produced 81 and 64 peptides being able to bind MHC class I and MHC class II molecules respectively. The peptides (Nucleocapsid66-75, Nucleocapsid104-112) were predicted to bind a wide spectrum of both HLA-1 and HLA-2 molecules. CONCLUSIONS: B-cell epitopes on spike protein and T-cell epitopes within nucleocapsid protein were identified and recommended for developing a protective vaccine against SARS-CoV-2.


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Betacoronavirus/genética , Betacoronavirus/imunologia , Biologia Computacional/métodos , Infecções por Coronavirus/prevenção & controle , Epitopos de Linfócito B/imunologia , Epitopos de Linfócito T/imunologia , Pandemias/prevenção & controle , Pneumonia Viral/prevenção & controle , Vacinas Virais/imunologia , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Desenho de Fármacos , Epitopos de Linfócito B/química , Epitopos de Linfócito T/química , Humanos , Imunogenicidade da Vacina/imunologia , Modelos Moleculares , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Alinhamento de Sequência , Análise de Sequência , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/química , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/genética , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/imunologia , Proteínas do Envelope Viral/imunologia
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Front Immunol ; 11: 1581, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32719684

RESUMO

To ultimately combat the emerging COVID-19 pandemic, it is desired to develop an effective and safe vaccine against this highly contagious disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. Our literature and clinical trial survey showed that the whole virus, as well as the spike (S) protein, nucleocapsid (N) protein, and membrane (M) protein, have been tested for vaccine development against SARS and MERS. However, these vaccine candidates might lack the induction of complete protection and have safety concerns. We then applied the Vaxign and the newly developed machine learning-based Vaxign-ML reverse vaccinology tools to predict COVID-19 vaccine candidates. Our Vaxign analysis found that the SARS-CoV-2 N protein sequence is conserved with SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV but not from the other four human coronaviruses causing mild symptoms. By investigating the entire proteome of SARS-CoV-2, six proteins, including the S protein and five non-structural proteins (nsp3, 3CL-pro, and nsp8-10), were predicted to be adhesins, which are crucial to the viral adhering and host invasion. The S, nsp3, and nsp8 proteins were also predicted by Vaxign-ML to induce high protective antigenicity. Besides the commonly used S protein, the nsp3 protein has not been tested in any coronavirus vaccine studies and was selected for further investigation. The nsp3 was found to be more conserved among SARS-CoV-2, SARS-CoV, and MERS-CoV than among 15 coronaviruses infecting human and other animals. The protein was also predicted to contain promiscuous MHC-I and MHC-II T-cell epitopes, and the predicted linear B-cell epitopes were found to be localized on the surface of the protein. Our predicted vaccine targets have the potential for effective and safe COVID-19 vaccine development. We also propose that an "Sp/Nsp cocktail vaccine" containing a structural protein(s) (Sp) and a non-structural protein(s) (Nsp) would stimulate effective complementary immune responses.


Assuntos
Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus , Aprendizado de Máquina , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral , Vacinas Virais , Animais , Betacoronavirus/genética , Betacoronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/genética , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/prevenção & controle , Epitopos de Linfócito B/genética , Epitopos de Linfócito B/imunologia , Humanos , Imunogenicidade da Vacina , Coronavírus da Síndrome Respiratória do Oriente Médio/genética , Coronavírus da Síndrome Respiratória do Oriente Médio/imunologia , Pandemias/prevenção & controle , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Pneumonia Viral/genética , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , Pneumonia Viral/prevenção & controle , Proteínas Virais/genética , Proteínas Virais/imunologia , Vacinas Virais/genética , Vacinas Virais/imunologia
18.
Sci Adv ; 6(28): eabb8097, 2020 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32691011

RESUMO

The prevalence of respiratory illness caused by the novel SARS-CoV-2 virus associated with multiple organ failures is spreading rapidly because of its contagious human-to-human transmission and inadequate globalhealth care systems. Pharmaceutical repurposing, an effective drug development technique using existing drugs, could shorten development time and reduce costs compared to those of de novo drug discovery. We carried out virtual screening of antiviral compounds targeting the spike glycoprotein (S), main protease (Mpro), and the SARS-CoV-2 receptor binding domain (RBD)-angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) complex of SARS-CoV-2. PC786, an antiviral polymerase inhibitor, showed enhanced binding affinity to all the targets. Furthermore, the postfusion conformation of the trimeric S protein RBD with ACE2 revealed conformational changes associated with PC786 drug binding. Exploiting immunoinformatics to identify T cell and B cell epitopes could guide future experimental studies with a higher probability of discovering appropriate vaccine candidates with fewer experiments and higher reliability.


Assuntos
Antivirais/farmacologia , Betacoronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/prevenção & controle , Cisteína Endopeptidases/química , Desenho de Fármacos , Pandemias/prevenção & controle , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/química , Pneumonia Viral/prevenção & controle , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/química , Proteínas não Estruturais Virais/química , Betacoronavirus/efeitos dos fármacos , Betacoronavirus/metabolismo , Sítios de Ligação , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Cisteína Endopeptidases/imunologia , Cisteína Endopeptidases/metabolismo , Avaliação Pré-Clínica de Medicamentos , Epitopos de Linfócito B/efeitos dos fármacos , Epitopos de Linfócito B/imunologia , Epitopos de Linfócito T/efeitos dos fármacos , Epitopos de Linfócito T/imunologia , Humanos , Simulação de Acoplamento Molecular , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/imunologia , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/metabolismo , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Ligação Proteica , Conformação Proteica , Domínios Proteicos , Domínios e Motivos de Interação entre Proteínas , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/imunologia , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/metabolismo , Compostos de Espiro/farmacologia , Proteínas não Estruturais Virais/imunologia , Proteínas não Estruturais Virais/metabolismo
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Nature ; 584(7821): 443-449, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32668443

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The ongoing pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), which is caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), is a major threat to global health1 and the medical countermeasures available so far are limited2,3. Moreover, we currently lack a thorough understanding of the mechanisms of humoral immunity to SARS-CoV-24. Here we analyse a large panel of human monoclonal antibodies that target the spike (S) glycoprotein5, and identify several that exhibit potent neutralizing activity and fully block the receptor-binding domain of the S protein (SRBD) from interacting with human angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2). Using competition-binding, structural and functional studies, we show that the monoclonal antibodies can be clustered into classes that recognize distinct epitopes on the SRBD, as well as distinct conformational states of the S trimer. Two potently neutralizing monoclonal antibodies, COV2-2196 and COV2-2130, which recognize non-overlapping sites, bound simultaneously to the S protein and neutralized wild-type SARS-CoV-2 virus in a synergistic manner. In two mouse models of SARS-CoV-2 infection, passive transfer of COV2-2196, COV2-2130 or a combination of both of these antibodies protected mice from weight loss and reduced the viral burden and levels of inflammation in the lungs. In addition, passive transfer of either of two of the most potent ACE2-blocking monoclonal antibodies (COV2-2196 or COV2-2381) as monotherapy protected rhesus macaques from SARS-CoV-2 infection. These results identify protective epitopes on the SRBD and provide a structure-based framework for rational vaccine design and the selection of robust immunotherapeutic agents.


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Anticorpos Neutralizantes/imunologia , Anticorpos Antivirais/imunologia , Betacoronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/prevenção & controle , Pandemias/prevenção & controle , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , Pneumonia Viral/prevenção & controle , Animais , Anticorpos Monoclonais/imunologia , Betacoronavirus/química , Ligação Competitiva , Linhagem Celular , Reações Cruzadas , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Epitopos de Linfócito B/química , Epitopos de Linfócito B/imunologia , Feminino , Humanos , Macaca mulatta , Masculino , Camundongos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Testes de Neutralização , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/genética , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/metabolismo , Profilaxia Pré-Exposição , Vírus da SARS/química , Vírus da SARS/imunologia , Síndrome Respiratória Aguda Grave/imunologia , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/química , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/imunologia , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/metabolismo
20.
Sci Rep ; 10(1): 10895, 2020 07 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32616763

RESUMO

In the past two decades, 7 coronaviruses have infected the human population, with two major outbreaks caused by SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV in the year 2002 and 2012, respectively. Currently, the entire world is facing a pandemic of another coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, with a high fatality rate. The spike glycoprotein of SARS-CoV-2 mediates entry of virus into the host cell and is one of the most important antigenic determinants, making it a potential candidate for a vaccine. In this study, we have computationally designed a multi-epitope vaccine using spike glycoprotein of SARS-CoV-2. The overall quality of the candidate vaccine was validated in silico and Molecular Dynamics Simulation confirmed the stability of the designed vaccine. Docking studies revealed stable interactions of the vaccine with Toll-Like Receptors and MHC Receptors. The in silico cloning and codon optimization supported the proficient expression of the designed vaccine in E. coli expression system. The efficiency of the candidate vaccine to trigger an effective immune response was assessed by an in silico immune simulation. The computational analyses suggest that the designed multi-epitope vaccine is structurally stable which can induce specific immune responses and thus, can be a potential vaccine candidate against SARS-CoV-2.


Assuntos
Betacoronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/prevenção & controle , Epitopos de Linfócito B/imunologia , Epitopos de Linfócito T/imunologia , Pandemias/prevenção & controle , Pneumonia Viral/prevenção & controle , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/imunologia , Vacinas Virais/imunologia , Afinidade de Anticorpos/imunologia , Betacoronavirus/química , Betacoronavirus/genética , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Antígenos de Histocompatibilidade/imunologia , Humanos , Simulação de Acoplamento Molecular , Simulação de Dinâmica Molecular , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/metabolismo , Filogenia , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Estrutura Terciária de Proteína , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/química , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/metabolismo , Receptor 2 Toll-Like/imunologia , Receptor 2 Toll-Like/metabolismo , Receptor 4 Toll-Like/imunologia , Receptor 4 Toll-Like/metabolismo , Vacinas Virais/metabolismo
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