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BanLec-eGFP Chimera as a Tool for Evaluation of Lectin Binding to High-Mannose Glycans on Microorganisms

Lopandic, Zorana; Dragacevic, Luka; Popovic, Dragan; Andjelkovic, Uros; Minic, Rajna; Gavrovic-Jankulovic, Marija

(MDPI, 2021)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Lopandic, Zorana
AU  - Dragacevic, Luka
AU  - Popovic, Dragan
AU  - Andjelkovic, Uros
AU  - Minic, Rajna
AU  - Gavrovic-Jankulovic, Marija
PY  - 2021
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/615
AB  - Fluorescently labeled lectins are useful tools for in vivo and in vitro studies of the structure and function of tissues and various pathogens such as viruses, bacteria, and fungi. For the evaluation of high-mannose glycans present on various glycoproteins, a three-dimensional (3D) model of the chimera was designed from the crystal structures of recombinant banana lectin (BanLec, Protein Data Bank entry (PDB): 5EXG) and an enhanced green fluorescent protein (eGFP, PDB 4EUL) by applying molecular modeling and molecular mechanics and expressed in Escherichia coli. BanLec-eGFP, produced as a soluble cytosolic protein of about 42 kDa, revealed β-sheets (41%) as the predominant secondary structures, with the emission peak maximum detected at 509 nm (excitation wavelength 488 nm). More than 65% of the primary structure was confirmed by mass spectrometry. Competitive BanLec-eGFP binding to high mannose glycans of the influenza vaccine (Vaxigrip®) was shown in a fluorescence-linked lectin sorbent assay (FLLSA) with monosaccharides (mannose and glucose) and wild type BanLec and H84T BanLec mutant. BanLec-eGFP exhibited binding to mannose residues on different strains of Salmonella in flow cytometry, with especially pronounced binding to a Salmonella Typhi clinical isolate. BanLec-eGFP can be a useful tool for screening high-mannose glycosylation sites on different microorganisms
PB  - MDPI
T2  - Biomolecules
T1  - BanLec-eGFP Chimera as a Tool for Evaluation of Lectin Binding to High-Mannose Glycans on Microorganisms
IS  - 2
SP  - 180
VL  - 11(2)
VL  - 11
DO  - 10.3390/biom11020180
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Lopandic, Zorana and Dragacevic, Luka and Popovic, Dragan and Andjelkovic, Uros and Minic, Rajna and Gavrovic-Jankulovic, Marija",
year = "2021",
abstract = "Fluorescently labeled lectins are useful tools for in vivo and in vitro studies of the structure and function of tissues and various pathogens such as viruses, bacteria, and fungi. For the evaluation of high-mannose glycans present on various glycoproteins, a three-dimensional (3D) model of the chimera was designed from the crystal structures of recombinant banana lectin (BanLec, Protein Data Bank entry (PDB): 5EXG) and an enhanced green fluorescent protein (eGFP, PDB 4EUL) by applying molecular modeling and molecular mechanics and expressed in Escherichia coli. BanLec-eGFP, produced as a soluble cytosolic protein of about 42 kDa, revealed β-sheets (41%) as the predominant secondary structures, with the emission peak maximum detected at 509 nm (excitation wavelength 488 nm). More than 65% of the primary structure was confirmed by mass spectrometry. Competitive BanLec-eGFP binding to high mannose glycans of the influenza vaccine (Vaxigrip®) was shown in a fluorescence-linked lectin sorbent assay (FLLSA) with monosaccharides (mannose and glucose) and wild type BanLec and H84T BanLec mutant. BanLec-eGFP exhibited binding to mannose residues on different strains of Salmonella in flow cytometry, with especially pronounced binding to a Salmonella Typhi clinical isolate. BanLec-eGFP can be a useful tool for screening high-mannose glycosylation sites on different microorganisms",
publisher = "MDPI",
journal = "Biomolecules",
title = "BanLec-eGFP Chimera as a Tool for Evaluation of Lectin Binding to High-Mannose Glycans on Microorganisms",
number = "2",
pages = "180",
volume = "11(2), 11",
doi = "10.3390/biom11020180"
}
Lopandic, Z., Dragacevic, L., Popovic, D., Andjelkovic, U., Minic, R.,& Gavrovic-Jankulovic, M.. (2021). BanLec-eGFP Chimera as a Tool for Evaluation of Lectin Binding to High-Mannose Glycans on Microorganisms. in Biomolecules
MDPI., 11(2)(2), 180.
https://doi.org/10.3390/biom11020180
Lopandic Z, Dragacevic L, Popovic D, Andjelkovic U, Minic R, Gavrovic-Jankulovic M. BanLec-eGFP Chimera as a Tool for Evaluation of Lectin Binding to High-Mannose Glycans on Microorganisms. in Biomolecules. 2021;11(2)(2):180.
doi:10.3390/biom11020180 .
Lopandic, Zorana, Dragacevic, Luka, Popovic, Dragan, Andjelkovic, Uros, Minic, Rajna, Gavrovic-Jankulovic, Marija, "BanLec-eGFP Chimera as a Tool for Evaluation of Lectin Binding to High-Mannose Glycans on Microorganisms" in Biomolecules, 11(2), no. 2 (2021):180,
https://doi.org/10.3390/biom11020180 . .
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Intestinal carriage of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus spp. among high-risk patients in university hospitals in Serbia: first surveillance report

Janjusevic, Ana; Markovic Denic, Ljiljana; Minic, Rajna; Anita, Grgurevic; Cirkovic, Ivana

(BMC, 2021)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Janjusevic, Ana
AU  - Markovic Denic, Ljiljana
AU  - Minic, Rajna
AU  - Anita, Grgurevic
AU  - Cirkovic, Ivana
PY  - 2021
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/614
AB  - Background: The screening for intestinal carriage of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus spp. (VRE) among high risk patients in the Balkan region and molecular epidemiology of VRE is insufficiently investigated, yet it could be of key importance in infection control. The aim of this study was to provide baseline data on VRE intestinal carriage among high-risk patients in Serbian university hospitals, to determine the phenotypic/genotypic profiles of the isolated VRE, to obtain knowledge of local resistance patterns and bridge the gaps in current VRE surveillance.

Methods: The VRE reservoir was investigated using stool samples from 268 inpatients. Characterization of isolated VRE stains consisted of BD Phoenix system, genotypic identification, glycopeptide and quinupristin-dalfopristin (Q-D) resistance probing, virulence gene (esp, hyl, efaA, asa1, gelE, cpd) detection and MLVA. Biofilm formation was evaluated by the microtiter plate method.

Results: VRE carriage prevalence among at-risk patients was 28.7%. All VRE strains were vanA positive multidrug-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VRfm), harboring ermB-1 (38.9%), esp (84%), efaA (71.2%), hyl (54.5%), asa1 (23.4%), gelE and cpd (11.6%) each. Ability of biofilm production was detected in 20.8%. Genetic relatedness of the isolates revealed 13 clusters, heterogeneous picture and 25 unique MTs profiles.

Conclusion: The obtained prevalence of VRE intestinal carriage among high-risk inpatients in Serbia is higher than the European average, with high percentage of multidrug resistance. The emergence of resistance to Q-D is of particular concern. Close monitoring of pattern of resistance and strict adherence to specific guidelines are urgently needed in Serbia.
PB  - BMC
T2  - Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials
T1  - Intestinal carriage of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus spp. among high-risk patients in university hospitals in Serbia: first surveillance report
SP  - 18
VL  - 20
DO  - 10.1186/s12941-021-00423-0
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Janjusevic, Ana and Markovic Denic, Ljiljana and Minic, Rajna and Anita, Grgurevic and Cirkovic, Ivana",
year = "2021",
abstract = "Background: The screening for intestinal carriage of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus spp. (VRE) among high risk patients in the Balkan region and molecular epidemiology of VRE is insufficiently investigated, yet it could be of key importance in infection control. The aim of this study was to provide baseline data on VRE intestinal carriage among high-risk patients in Serbian university hospitals, to determine the phenotypic/genotypic profiles of the isolated VRE, to obtain knowledge of local resistance patterns and bridge the gaps in current VRE surveillance.

Methods: The VRE reservoir was investigated using stool samples from 268 inpatients. Characterization of isolated VRE stains consisted of BD Phoenix system, genotypic identification, glycopeptide and quinupristin-dalfopristin (Q-D) resistance probing, virulence gene (esp, hyl, efaA, asa1, gelE, cpd) detection and MLVA. Biofilm formation was evaluated by the microtiter plate method.

Results: VRE carriage prevalence among at-risk patients was 28.7%. All VRE strains were vanA positive multidrug-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VRfm), harboring ermB-1 (38.9%), esp (84%), efaA (71.2%), hyl (54.5%), asa1 (23.4%), gelE and cpd (11.6%) each. Ability of biofilm production was detected in 20.8%. Genetic relatedness of the isolates revealed 13 clusters, heterogeneous picture and 25 unique MTs profiles.

Conclusion: The obtained prevalence of VRE intestinal carriage among high-risk inpatients in Serbia is higher than the European average, with high percentage of multidrug resistance. The emergence of resistance to Q-D is of particular concern. Close monitoring of pattern of resistance and strict adherence to specific guidelines are urgently needed in Serbia.",
publisher = "BMC",
journal = "Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials",
title = "Intestinal carriage of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus spp. among high-risk patients in university hospitals in Serbia: first surveillance report",
pages = "18",
volume = "20",
doi = "10.1186/s12941-021-00423-0"
}
Janjusevic, A., Markovic Denic, L., Minic, R., Anita, G.,& Cirkovic, I.. (2021). Intestinal carriage of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus spp. among high-risk patients in university hospitals in Serbia: first surveillance report. in Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials
BMC., 20, 18.
https://doi.org/10.1186/s12941-021-00423-0
Janjusevic A, Markovic Denic L, Minic R, Anita G, Cirkovic I. Intestinal carriage of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus spp. among high-risk patients in university hospitals in Serbia: first surveillance report. in Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials. 2021;20:18.
doi:10.1186/s12941-021-00423-0 .
Janjusevic, Ana, Markovic Denic, Ljiljana, Minic, Rajna, Anita, Grgurevic, Cirkovic, Ivana, "Intestinal carriage of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus spp. among high-risk patients in university hospitals in Serbia: first surveillance report" in Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials, 20 (2021):18,
https://doi.org/10.1186/s12941-021-00423-0 . .
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The effect of influenza vaccine immunization on natural antibodies

Zivkovic, Irena; Muhandes, Lina; Petrusic, Vladimir; Minic, Rajna; Dimitrijevic, Ljiljana

(Pharmaceutical Association of Serbia, 2021)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Zivkovic, Irena
AU  - Muhandes, Lina
AU  - Petrusic, Vladimir
AU  - Minic, Rajna
AU  - Dimitrijevic, Ljiljana
PY  - 2021
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/612
AB  - Natural, polyreactive, low-affinity antibodies are known to play an important role not only
in the immediate defense against pathogens, but also in shaping the acquired immune response.
On the other hand, antigen specific, high-affinity antibodies can affect the balance of natural
antibodies and lead to autoimmune diseases. In this study we have analyzed the changes that occur
in the IgM and IgG pool of natural antibodies after immunization with split or whole virion
influenza vaccine. For this purpose, “in-house” developed ELISAs were used. The subjects were
divided, according to the vaccination status, into those who had been immunized with the
influenza vaccine in previous years and those who had been immunized for the first time. The
analysis indicated that the pool of natural antibodies was not impaired by the immunization,
evidenced by the lack of changes in any of the groups, and that certain fluctuations were induced
in order to maintain the homeostasis of the immune system.
PB  - Pharmaceutical Association of Serbia
T2  - Arhiv za farmaciju
T1  - The effect of influenza vaccine immunization on natural antibodies
EP  - 223
SP  - 207
VL  - 71
DO  - 10.5937/arhfarm71‐31544
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Zivkovic, Irena and Muhandes, Lina and Petrusic, Vladimir and Minic, Rajna and Dimitrijevic, Ljiljana",
year = "2021",
abstract = "Natural, polyreactive, low-affinity antibodies are known to play an important role not only
in the immediate defense against pathogens, but also in shaping the acquired immune response.
On the other hand, antigen specific, high-affinity antibodies can affect the balance of natural
antibodies and lead to autoimmune diseases. In this study we have analyzed the changes that occur
in the IgM and IgG pool of natural antibodies after immunization with split or whole virion
influenza vaccine. For this purpose, “in-house” developed ELISAs were used. The subjects were
divided, according to the vaccination status, into those who had been immunized with the
influenza vaccine in previous years and those who had been immunized for the first time. The
analysis indicated that the pool of natural antibodies was not impaired by the immunization,
evidenced by the lack of changes in any of the groups, and that certain fluctuations were induced
in order to maintain the homeostasis of the immune system.",
publisher = "Pharmaceutical Association of Serbia",
journal = "Arhiv za farmaciju",
title = "The effect of influenza vaccine immunization on natural antibodies",
pages = "223-207",
volume = "71",
doi = "10.5937/arhfarm71‐31544"
}
Zivkovic, I., Muhandes, L., Petrusic, V., Minic, R.,& Dimitrijevic, L.. (2021). The effect of influenza vaccine immunization on natural antibodies. in Arhiv za farmaciju
Pharmaceutical Association of Serbia., 71, 207-223.
https://doi.org/10.5937/arhfarm71‐31544
Zivkovic I, Muhandes L, Petrusic V, Minic R, Dimitrijevic L. The effect of influenza vaccine immunization on natural antibodies. in Arhiv za farmaciju. 2021;71:207-223.
doi:10.5937/arhfarm71‐31544 .
Zivkovic, Irena, Muhandes, Lina, Petrusic, Vladimir, Minic, Rajna, Dimitrijevic, Ljiljana, "The effect of influenza vaccine immunization on natural antibodies" in Arhiv za farmaciju, 71 (2021):207-223,
https://doi.org/10.5937/arhfarm71‐31544 . .