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mBio ; 12(1)2021 01 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33402534

RESUMO

The development of safe and effective vaccines against viruses is central to disease control. With advancements in DNA synthesis technology, the production of synthetic viral genomes has fueled many research efforts that aim to generate attenuated viruses by introducing synonymous mutations. Elucidation of the mechanisms underlying virus attenuation through synonymous mutagenesis is revealing interesting new biology that can be exploited for vaccine development. Here, we review recent advancements in this field of synthetic virology and focus on the molecular mechanisms of attenuation by genetic recoding of viruses. We highlight the action of the zinc finger antiviral protein (ZAP) and RNase L, two proteins involved in the inhibition of viruses enriched for CpG and UpA dinucleotides, that are often the products of virus recoding algorithms. Additionally, we discuss current challenges in the field as well as studies that may illuminate how other host functions, such as translation, are potentially involved in the attenuation of recoded viruses.


Assuntos
Genoma Viral , Vacinas Atenuadas/genética , Vacinas Virais/genética , Vírus/genética , Animais , Vírus de DNA , Fosfatos de Dinucleosídeos , Endorribonucleases/genética , Humanos , Mutação Silenciosa , Replicação Viral
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Viruses ; 13(1)2020 12 22.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33375155

RESUMO

Severe virus outbreaks are occurring more often and spreading faster and further than ever. Preparedness plans based on lessons learned from past epidemics can guide behavioral and pharmacological interventions to contain and treat emergent diseases. Although conventional biologics production systems can meet the pharmaceutical needs of a community at homeostasis, the COVID-19 pandemic has created an abrupt rise in demand for vaccines and therapeutics that highlight the gaps in this supply chain's ability to quickly develop and produce biologics in emergency situations given a short lead time. Considering the projected requirements for COVID-19 vaccines and the necessity for expedited large scale manufacture the capabilities of current biologics production systems should be surveyed to determine their applicability to pandemic preparedness. Plant-based biologics production systems have progressed to a state of commercial viability in the past 30 years with the capacity for production of complex, glycosylated, "mammalian compatible" molecules in a system with comparatively low production costs, high scalability, and production flexibility. Continued research drives the expansion of plant virus-based tools for harnessing the full production capacity from the plant biomass in transient systems. Here, we present an overview of vaccine production systems with a focus on plant-based production systems and their potential role as "first responders" in emergency pandemic situations.


Assuntos
/imunologia , Plantas/genética , Vacinas Virais , Animais , Humanos , Pandemias/prevenção & controle , Vírus de Plantas/genética , Plantas/metabolismo , Tabaco/imunologia , Vacinas Virais/genética , Vacinas Virais/imunologia
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Sheng Wu Gong Cheng Xue Bao ; 36(10): 2066-2075, 2020 Oct 25.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33169571

RESUMO

To achieve uniform soluble expression of multiple proteins in the same Escherichia coli strain, and simplify the process steps of antigen production in genetic engineering subunit multivalent vaccine, we co-expressed three avian virus proteins including the fowl adenovirus serotype 4 (FAdV-4) Fiber-2 protein, infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV) VP2 protein and egg-drop syndrome virus (EDSV) Fiber protein in E. coli BL21(DE3) cells after optimization of gene codon, promoter, and tandem expression order. The purified proteins were analyzed by Western blotting and agar gel precipitation (AGP). The content of the three proteins were well-proportioned after co-expression and the purity of the purified proteins were more than 80%. Western blotting analysis and AGP experiment results show that all the three co-expression proteins had immunoreactivity and antigenicity. It is the first time to achieve the three different avian virus antigens co-expression and co-purification, which simplified the process of antigen production and laid a foundation for the development of genetic engineering subunit multivalent vaccine.


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Antígenos Virais , Vírus da Doença Infecciosa da Bursa , Vacinas Sintéticas , Vacinas Virais , Animais , Antígenos Virais/análise , Antígenos Virais/genética , Bioensaio , Galinhas/imunologia , Escherichia coli/genética , Vírus da Doença Infecciosa da Bursa/imunologia , Doenças das Aves Domésticas , Vacinas Sintéticas/genética , Vacinas Sintéticas/imunologia , Vacinas Sintéticas/isolamento & purificação , Proteínas Estruturais Virais/genética , Proteínas Estruturais Virais/imunologia , Vacinas Virais/genética , Vacinas Virais/imunologia
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Vaccine ; 38(48): 7612-7628, 2020 11 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33082015

RESUMO

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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Emerg Microbes Infect ; 9(1): 2379-2380, 2020 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33059515

RESUMO

This commentary provides an overview and links to presentations of a recent virtual congress series organized by the International Society for Vaccines (ISV) focused on COVID-19 vaccines. The series provided the academic community and vaccine developers as well as the wider general public with balanced information of the global response and resources for COVID-19 vaccines under development featuring: 1) NGOs and the regulatory perspective, 2) the status of vaccine development efforts, and 3) panel discussions to present and discuss challenges. ISV is a non-profit scientific organization whose members work on all areas relevant to vaccines. ISV plans to host additional virtual symposia including regional meetings and incorporating other topics along with COVID-19 vaccines.


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Betacoronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/prevenção & controle , Pandemias/prevenção & controle , Pneumonia Viral/prevenção & controle , Vacinas Virais/imunologia , Betacoronavirus/genética , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/genética , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Desenvolvimento de Medicamentos/tendências , Humanos , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Vacinas Virais/administração & dosagem , Vacinas Virais/genética
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Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A ; 117(38): 23652-23662, 2020 09 22.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32868447

RESUMO

The magnitude of the COVID-19 pandemic underscores the urgency for a safe and effective vaccine. Many vaccine candidates focus on the Spike protein, as it is targeted by neutralizing antibodies and plays a key role in viral entry. Here we investigate the diversity seen in severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) sequences and compare it to the sequence on which most vaccine candidates are based. Using 18,514 sequences, we perform phylogenetic, population genetics, and structural bioinformatics analyses. We find limited diversity across SARS-CoV-2 genomes: Only 11 sites show polymorphisms in >5% of sequences; yet two mutations, including the D614G mutation in Spike, have already become consensus. Because SARS-CoV-2 is being transmitted more rapidly than it evolves, the viral population is becoming more homogeneous, with a median of seven nucleotide substitutions between genomes. There is evidence of purifying selection but little evidence of diversifying selection, with substitution rates comparable across structural versus nonstructural genes. Finally, the Wuhan-Hu-1 reference sequence for the Spike protein, which is the basis for different vaccine candidates, matches optimized vaccine inserts, being identical to an ancestral sequence and one mutation away from the consensus. While the rapid spread of the D614G mutation warrants further study, our results indicate that drift and bottleneck events can explain the minimal diversity found among SARS-CoV-2 sequences. These findings suggest that a single vaccine candidate should be efficacious against currently circulating lineages.


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Betacoronavirus/genética , Genoma Viral , Vacinas Virais/genética , Betacoronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/genética , Infecções por Coronavirus/prevenção & controle , Variação Genética , Humanos , Pandemias/prevenção & controle , Pneumonia Viral/prevenção & controle , Mutação Puntual , Seleção Genética
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Expert Rev Vaccines ; 19(9): 871-885, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32869699

RESUMO

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.


Assuntos
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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Indian J Med Microbiol ; 38(2): 210-212, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32883935

RESUMO

Recent emergence of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and subsequent containment procedures have impacted the world as never seen before. Therefore, there is considerable curiosity about the genome evolution related to the origin, transmission and vaccine impact of this virus. We have analysed genome sequences of SARS-CoV-2 isolated from Indian patients to gain an in-depth understanding of genomic evolution and transmission in India. Phylogenetic analysis and mutation profiling revealed major lineages being evolved by characteristic mutations. As the mutation frequency in spike protein is comparatively lesser, the candidate vaccines expected to have wide coverage worldwide including India.


Assuntos
Antígenos Virais/genética , Betacoronavirus/genética , Infecções por Coronavirus/prevenção & controle , Genoma Viral , Pandemias/prevenção & controle , Pneumonia Viral/prevenção & controle , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/genética , Vacinas Virais/genética , Animais , Antígenos Virais/imunologia , Antígenos Virais/metabolismo , Betacoronavirus/classificação , Betacoronavirus/imunologia , Betacoronavirus/patogenicidade , Quirópteros/virologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/genética , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/transmissão , Reservatórios de Doenças/virologia , Eutérios/virologia , Evolução Molecular , Humanos , Índia/epidemiologia , Mutação , Filogenia , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , Pneumonia Viral/transmissão , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/imunologia , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/metabolismo , Vacinas Virais/biossíntese , Vacinas Virais/imunologia
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Vaccine ; 38(42): 6487-6499, 2020 09 29.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32907757

RESUMO

The many carbohydrate chains on Covid-19 coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and its S-protein form a glycan-shield that masks antigenic peptides and decreases uptake of inactivated virus or S-protein vaccines by APC. Studies on inactivated influenza virus and recombinant gp120 of HIV vaccines indicate that glycoengineering of glycan-shields to present α-gal epitopes (Galα1-3Galß1-4GlcNAc-R) enables harnessing of the natural anti-Gal antibody for amplifying vaccine efficacy, as evaluated in mice producing anti-Gal. The α-gal epitope is the ligand for the natural anti-Gal antibody which constitutes ~1% of immunoglobulins in humans. Upon administration of vaccines presenting α-gal epitopes, anti-Gal binds to these epitopes at the vaccination site and forms immune complexes with the vaccines. These immune complexes are targeted for extensive uptake by APC as a result of binding of the Fc portion of immunocomplexed anti-Gal to Fc receptors on APC. This anti-Gal mediated effective uptake of vaccines by APC results in 10-200-fold higher anti-viral immune response and in 8-fold higher survival rate following challenge with a lethal dose of live influenza virus, than same vaccines lacking α-gal epitopes. It is suggested that glycoengineering of carbohydrate chains on the glycan-shield of inactivated SARS-CoV-2 or on S-protein vaccines, for presenting α-gal epitopes, will have similar amplifying effects on vaccine efficacy. α-Gal epitope synthesis on coronavirus vaccines can be achieved with recombinant α1,3galactosyltransferase, replication of the virus in cells with high α1,3galactosyltransferase activity as a result of stable transfection of cells with several copies of the α1,3galactosyltransferase gene (GGTA1), or by transduction of host cells with replication defective adenovirus containing this gene. In addition, recombinant S-protein presenting multiple α-gal epitopes on the glycan-shield may be produced in glycoengineered yeast or bacteria expression systems containing the corresponding glycosyltransferases. Prospective Covid-19 vaccines presenting α-gal epitopes may provide better protection than vaccines lacking this epitope because of increased uptake by APC.


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Antígenos Virais/genética , Betacoronavirus/efeitos dos fármacos , Infecções por Coronavirus/prevenção & controle , Pandemias/prevenção & controle , Pneumonia Viral/prevenção & controle , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/genética , Trissacarídeos/imunologia , Vacinas Virais/imunologia , Animais , Anticorpos Antivirais/biossíntese , Antígenos Virais/imunologia , Antígenos Virais/metabolismo , Betacoronavirus/imunologia , Betacoronavirus/patogenicidade , Infecções por Coronavirus/genética , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Células Dendríticas/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Dendríticas/imunologia , Células Dendríticas/virologia , Engenharia Genética , Proteína do Núcleo p24 do HIV/química , Proteína do Núcleo p24 do HIV/genética , Proteína do Núcleo p24 do HIV/imunologia , Proteína gp120 do Envelope de HIV/química , Proteína gp120 do Envelope de HIV/genética , Proteína gp120 do Envelope de HIV/imunologia , Humanos , Imunogenicidade da Vacina , Macrófagos/efeitos dos fármacos , Macrófagos/imunologia , Macrófagos/virologia , Camundongos , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Proteínas Recombinantes de Fusão/química , Proteínas Recombinantes de Fusão/genética , Proteínas Recombinantes de Fusão/imunologia , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/imunologia , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/metabolismo , Trissacarídeos/química , Vacinas Virais/administração & dosagem , Vacinas Virais/biossíntese , Vacinas Virais/genética
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Cell Host Microbe ; 28(3): 486-496.e6, 2020 09 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32738193

RESUMO

There is an urgent need for vaccines and therapeutics to prevent and treat COVID-19. Rapid SARS-CoV-2 countermeasure development is contingent on the availability of robust, scalable, and readily deployable surrogate viral assays to screen antiviral humoral responses, define correlates of immune protection, and down-select candidate antivirals. Here, we generate a highly infectious recombinant vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) bearing the SARS-CoV-2 spike glycoprotein S as its sole entry glycoprotein and show that this recombinant virus, rVSV-SARS-CoV-2 S, closely resembles SARS-CoV-2 in its entry-related properties. The neutralizing activities of a large panel of COVID-19 convalescent sera can be assessed in a high-throughput fluorescent reporter assay with rVSV-SARS-CoV-2 S, and neutralization of rVSV-SARS-CoV-2 S and authentic SARS-CoV-2 by spike-specific antibodies in these antisera is highly correlated. Our findings underscore the utility of rVSV-SARS-CoV-2 S for the development of spike-specific therapeutics and for mechanistic studies of viral entry and its inhibition.


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Betacoronavirus/patogenicidade , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/fisiologia , Vírus da Estomatite Vesicular Indiana/fisiologia , Animais , Antivirais/farmacologia , Betacoronavirus/genética , Betacoronavirus/fisiologia , Linhagem Celular , Chlorocebus aethiops , Infecções por Coronavirus/tratamento farmacológico , Infecções por Coronavirus/genética , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/prevenção & controle , Infecções por Coronavirus/terapia , Avaliação Pré-Clínica de Medicamentos , Interações entre Hospedeiro e Microrganismos/efeitos dos fármacos , Interações entre Hospedeiro e Microrganismos/genética , Interações entre Hospedeiro e Microrganismos/fisiologia , Humanos , Mutação , Testes de Neutralização , Pandemias/prevenção & controle , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/genética , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/fisiologia , Pneumonia Viral/prevenção & controle , Pneumonia Viral/terapia , Receptores Virais/genética , Receptores Virais/fisiologia , Recombinação Genética , Serina Endopeptidases/fisiologia , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/genética , Células Vero , Vírus da Estomatite Vesicular Indiana/genética , Vacinas Virais/genética , Vacinas Virais/imunologia , Internalização do Vírus , Replicação Viral/genética
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Nature ; 586(7830): 567-571, 2020 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32756549

RESUMO

A vaccine for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is needed to control the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) global pandemic. Structural studies have led to the development of mutations that stabilize Betacoronavirus spike proteins in the prefusion state, improving their expression and increasing immunogenicity1. This principle has been applied to design mRNA-1273, an mRNA vaccine that encodes a SARS-CoV-2 spike protein that is stabilized in the prefusion conformation. Here we show that mRNA-1273 induces potent neutralizing antibody responses to both wild-type (D614) and D614G mutant2 SARS-CoV-2 as well as CD8+ T cell responses, and protects against SARS-CoV-2 infection in the lungs and noses of mice without evidence of immunopathology. mRNA-1273 is currently in a phase III trial to evaluate its efficacy.


Assuntos
Betacoronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/prevenção & controle , Pandemias/prevenção & controle , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , Pneumonia Viral/prevenção & controle , Vacinas Virais/imunologia , Animais , Anticorpos Neutralizantes/imunologia , Betacoronavirus/genética , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/imunologia , Ensaios Clínicos Fase III como Assunto , Infecções por Coronavirus/genética , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Feminino , Pulmão/imunologia , Pulmão/virologia , Camundongos , Mutação , Nariz/imunologia , Nariz/virologia , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , RNA Mensageiro/genética , RNA Viral/genética , Células Th1/imunologia , Receptor 4 Toll-Like/agonistas , Receptor 4 Toll-Like/imunologia , Vacinas Virais/química , Vacinas Virais/genética
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Immunity ; 53(4): 724-732.e7, 2020 10 13.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32783919

RESUMO

SARS-CoV-2 infection has emerged as a serious global pandemic. Because of the high transmissibility of the virus and the high rate of morbidity and mortality associated with COVID-19, developing effective and safe vaccines is a top research priority. Here, we provide a detailed evaluation of the immunogenicity of lipid nanoparticle-encapsulated, nucleoside-modified mRNA (mRNA-LNP) vaccines encoding the full-length SARS-CoV-2 spike protein or the spike receptor binding domain in mice. We demonstrate that a single dose of these vaccines induces strong type 1 CD4+ and CD8+ T cell responses, as well as long-lived plasma and memory B cell responses. Additionally, we detect robust and sustained neutralizing antibody responses and the antibodies elicited by nucleoside-modified mRNA vaccines do not show antibody-dependent enhancement of infection in vitro. Our findings suggest that the nucleoside-modified mRNA-LNP vaccine platform can induce robust immune responses and is a promising candidate to combat COVID-19.


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Anticorpos Neutralizantes/biossíntese , Anticorpos Antivirais/biossíntese , Betacoronavirus/efeitos dos fármacos , Infecções por Coronavirus/prevenção & controle , Pandemias/prevenção & controle , Pneumonia Viral/prevenção & controle , RNA Mensageiro/imunologia , RNA Viral/imunologia , Vacinas Virais/administração & dosagem , Animais , Linfócitos B/efeitos dos fármacos , Linfócitos B/imunologia , Linfócitos B/virologia , Betacoronavirus/imunologia , Betacoronavirus/patogenicidade , Linfócitos T CD4-Positivos/efeitos dos fármacos , Linfócitos T CD4-Positivos/imunologia , Linfócitos T CD4-Positivos/virologia , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/efeitos dos fármacos , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/imunologia , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/virologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/genética , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/patologia , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Furina/genética , Furina/imunologia , Humanos , Imunidade Humoral/efeitos dos fármacos , Imunização/métodos , Imunogenicidade da Vacina , Memória Imunológica/efeitos dos fármacos , Ativação Linfocitária/efeitos dos fármacos , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Nanopartículas/administração & dosagem , Nanopartículas/química , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , Pneumonia Viral/patologia , RNA Mensageiro/genética , RNA Viral/genética , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/genética , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/imunologia , Vacinas Sintéticas , Vacinas Virais/biossíntese , Vacinas Virais/genética
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Nature ; 586(7830): 589-593, 2020 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32785213

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In March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), which is caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)1, a pandemic. With rapidly accumulating numbers of cases and deaths reported globally2, a vaccine is urgently needed. Here we report the available safety, tolerability and immunogenicity data from an ongoing placebo-controlled, observer-blinded dose-escalation study (ClinicalTrials.gov identifier NCT04368728) among 45 healthy adults (18-55 years of age), who were randomized to receive 2 doses-separated by 21 days-of 10 µg, 30 µg or 100 µg of BNT162b1. BNT162b1 is a lipid-nanoparticle-formulated, nucleoside-modified mRNA vaccine that encodes the trimerized receptor-binding domain (RBD) of the spike glycoprotein of SARS-CoV-2. Local reactions and systemic events were dose-dependent, generally mild to moderate, and transient. A second vaccination with 100 µg was not administered because of the increased reactogenicity and a lack of meaningfully increased immunogenicity after a single dose compared with the 30-µg dose. RBD-binding IgG concentrations and SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing titres in sera increased with dose level and after a second dose. Geometric mean neutralizing titres reached 1.9-4.6-fold that of a panel of COVID-19 convalescent human sera, which were obtained at least 14 days after a positive SARS-CoV-2 PCR. These results support further evaluation of this mRNA vaccine candidate.


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Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , Vacinas Virais/imunologia , Adulto , Anticorpos Neutralizantes/imunologia , Anticorpos Antivirais/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/genética , Infecções por Coronavirus/prevenção & controle , Infecções por Coronavirus/terapia , Feminino , Humanos , Imunização Passiva , Imunoglobulina G/imunologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pandemias , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/genética , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/imunologia , Fatores de Tempo , Vacinas Virais/administração & dosagem , Vacinas Virais/efeitos adversos , Vacinas Virais/genética , Adulto Jovem
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Comput Biol Med ; 124: 103967, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32828069

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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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J Med Microbiol ; 69(9): 1183-1196, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32812860

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Introduction. PCV2 is a DNA virus that exists widely in pigs and has caused great economic losses to the pig industry worldwide. In the existing commercial PCV2 enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) kits both natural infection with PCV2 and vaccine immunization produce results that are positive for PCV2 Cap antibodies and therefore they cannot diagnose PCV2 infection in immunized pig farms.Aim. To establish a PCV2 non-structural protein antibody detection method that distinguishes between antibodies resulting from natural prior exposure (infection) and those induced by subunit vaccine immunization.Methodology. Based on the non-structural Rep' protein, we established an indirect ELISA (iELISA) using sera from guinea pigs and piglets.Results. The results for iELISA for guinea pig serum showed that animals vaccinated with a whole-virus inactivated PCV2 vaccine had 100 % (10/10) Cap antibody positivity and 100 % (10/10) Rep' antibody positivity. Guinea pigs vaccinated with a recombinant subunit PCV2 vaccine had 100 % (10/10) Cap antibody positivity, while no (0/10) guinea pigs were Rep' antibody-positive. The combined detection results for the Rep' iELISA and a PCV2 Antibody Test kit (Commercial) showed that pigs vaccinated with a whole-virus inactivated PCV2 vaccine or PCV2 SD/2017 had 100 % (5/5) Cap antibody positivity and 100 % (5/5) Rep' antibody positivity. Pigs vaccinated with a recombinant subunit PCV2 vaccine had 100 % (5/5) Cap antibody positivity, while no (0/10) pigs were Rep' antibody-positive.Conclusion. This paper describes an effective iELISA method that can distinguish natural infection with PCV2 (Cap and Rep positive) or inoculation with a whole-virus inactivated vaccine (Cap and Rep positive) from subunit vaccine immunization (Cap-positive, Rep-negative). These comparative assays could be very useful in the control of PCV2 in pig herds.


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Anticorpos Antivirais/imunologia , Infecções por Circoviridae/sangue , Infecções por Circoviridae/veterinária , Circovirus/imunologia , Ensaio de Imunoadsorção Enzimática/métodos , Doenças dos Suínos/sangue , Proteínas Virais/imunologia , Vacinas Virais/imunologia , Animais , Anticorpos Antivirais/análise , Infecções por Circoviridae/imunologia , Circovirus/genética , Imunização , Suínos , Doenças dos Suínos/imunologia , Doenças dos Suínos/virologia , Vacinas de Subunidades/administração & dosagem , Vacinas de Subunidades/genética , Vacinas de Subunidades/imunologia , Proteínas Virais/administração & dosagem , Proteínas Virais/genética , Vacinas Virais/administração & dosagem , Vacinas Virais/genética
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Appl Microbiol Biotechnol ; 104(19): 8427-8437, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32813067

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Infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) is a member of genus gamma-coronavirus in the family Coronaviridae, causing serious economic losses to the poultry industry. Reverse genetics is a common technique to study the biological characteristics of viruses. So far, there is no BAC reverse genetic system available for rescue of IBV infectious clone. In the present study, a new strategy for the construction of IBV infectious cDNA clone was established. The full-length genomic cDNA of IBV vaccine strain H120 was constructed in pBAC vector from four IBV fragment subcloning vectors by homologous recombination, which contained the CMV promoter at the 5' end and the hepatitis D virus ribozyme (HDVR) sequence and bovine growth hormone polyadenylation (BGH) sequence after the polyA tail at the 3' end of the full-length cDNA. Subsequently, using the same technique, another plasmid pBAC-H120/SCS1 was also constructed, in which S1 gene from IBV H120 strain was replaced with that of a virulent SC021202 strain. Recombinant virus rH120 and rH120/SCS1 were rescued by transfecting the plasmids into BHK cells and passaged in embryonated chicken eggs. Finally, the pathogenicity of both the recombinant virus strains rH120 and rH120/SCS1 was evaluated in SPF chickens. The results showed that the chimeric rH120/SCS1 strain was not pathogenic compared with the wild-type IBV SC021202 strain and the chickens inoculated with rH120/SCS1 could resist challenge infection by IBV SC021202. Taken together, our results indicate that BAC reverse genetic system could be used to rescue IBV in vitro and IBV S1 protein alone might not be the key factor for IBV pathogenicity. KEY POINTS: • BAC vector was used to construct IBV full-length cDNA by homologous recombination. • Based on four subcloning vectors, a recombinant chimeric IBV H120/SCS1 was constructed and rescued. • Pathogenicity of H120/SCS1 was similar to that of H120, but different to that of SC021202.


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Vírus da Bronquite Infecciosa/genética , Vírus da Bronquite Infecciosa/patogenicidade , Proteínas Virais/genética , Animais , Embrião de Galinha , Galinhas , Infecções por Coronavirus/veterinária , DNA Complementar , Recombinação Homóloga , Doenças das Aves Domésticas/virologia , Proteínas Recombinantes/genética , Vacinas Virais/genética , Vacinas Virais/imunologia , Virulência/genética
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