Obeid Elteifi Obeid

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In this study, a panel of 55 synthetic peptides representing 92.2% of the haemagglutinin (H) glycoprotein of measles virus (MV) were used to study the antigenic profile of the H molecule of anti-MV antibodies raised in mice and late convalescent human sera. In addition the immunogenicity of these peptides was tested in two mouse strains. Mouse anti-MV(More)
The aim of this study was to define the helper T cell epitopes on the haemagglutinin (H) of measles virus (MV) in BALB/c (H-2d) and TO (H-2s) mice. A panel of 55 synthetic peptides (15-mers, overlapping by five amino acids) representing 92.2% of the H protein were synthesized and tested for immunogenicity and ability to stimulate MV-primed lymphocytes in(More)
Polyclonal sera obtained from African children with acute measles were used to screen a panel of 15-mer overlapping peptides representing the sequence of measles virus (MV) fusion (F) protein. An immunodominant antigenic region from the F protein (p32; amino acids 388 to 402) was found to represent an amino acid sequence within the highly conserved(More)
BACKGROUND Human herpes virus-8 (HHV-8) is a herpes virus that is always associated with Kaposi's sarcoma. Previous studies suggested a high rate of Kaposi's sarcoma in renal transplant patients in Saudi Arabia. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of HHV-8 in Saudi renal transplant recipients and healthy controls. METHODS An(More)
A solid-phase 8-mer random combinatorial peptide library was used to generate a panel of mimotopes of an epitope recognized by a monoclonal antibody to the F protein of measles virus (MV). An inhibition immunoassay was used to show that these peptides were bound by the monoclonal antibody with different affinities. BALB/c mice were coimmunized with the(More)
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the most important cause of bronchiolitis and pneumonia in infants and young children worldwide. As yet, there is no effective vaccine against RSV infection, and previous attempts to develop a formalin-inactivated vaccine resulted in exacerbated disease in recipients subsequently exposed to the virus. In the work(More)
Synthetic peptides mimicking a conformational B-cell epitope (M2) of the measles virus fusion protein (MVF) were used for the immunization of BALB/c mice and the anti-peptide and anti-virus antibody titers induced were compared. Of the panel of tested peptides, a chimeric peptide consisting of two copies of a T-helper epitope (residues 288-302 of MVF) and(More)
Cytotoxic T-lymphocyte (CTL) responses to measles virus (MV) play an important role in recovery from infection, with one of the major target proteins for CTL activity being the nucleoprotein (Np). In this report, a replication-deficient adenovirus-5 recombinant, expressing for MV Np (Rad68) was tested for in vivo priming of MV Np-specific CTL responses in(More)
BACKGROUND Kaposi's sarcoma herpesvirus (KSHV) causes Kaposi's sarcoma (KS), primary effusion lymphoma, and multicentric Castleman's disease in immunocompromised patients including allograft recipients. Detection of KSHV DNA in blood, as well as host genetic polymorphisms has been found to be associated with an increased risk for KS. We investigated an(More)
Human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) is a ß-herpesvirus that is characteristically T-lymphotropic. It is regarded to be a major pathogen in transplant recipients. Very little is known about the prevalence of HHV-6 in Saudi transplant recipients . The aim of the current study was to determine the HHV-6 antibodies (IgM and IgG) and viral DNA in Saudi renal transplant(More)