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Patients with cancer frequently develop autoantibodies. The identification of tumor autoantigens may have utility in early cancer diagnosis and immunotherapy. In this study, we used serological proteomics analysis (SERPA) to identify tumor proteins that elicit humoral response in colorectal cancer (CRC). The CRC cell line HCT116 was used as a source of(More)
Cancer stem cells (CSCs) can invade and metastasize by epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT). However, how they escape immune surveillance is unclear. B7H1 is crucial negative co-stimulatory molecule but little information about whether it works in CSCs. Therefore, we determined the expression of B7H1 and EMT-associated markers in colorectal cancer(More)
Sera from cancer patients contain tumor-specific autoantibodies directly against antigenic proteins. The identification of tumor autoantigens may have utility in cancer diagnosis, prognosis, and therapy. In this study, we used immunoproteomics analysis to identify tumor proteins that elicit humoral response in colorectal cancer (CRC). The CRC cell line(More)
Lupus-related vascular events are becoming a formidable obstacle to the improvement of long-term prognosis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and the existent findings lack for systematization. Proteomics is a strategic approach but its applications in this regard are rare and primarily involve proteome acquisition or biomarker screening, rather than(More)
Rotavirus (RV) infection is the main cause of acute dehydrating diarrhea in infants and young children below 5 years old worldwide. RV infection causes a global shutoff of host proteins as many other viruses do. However, previous studies revealed that RV could selectively upregulated the expression of some host proteins that then played important roles in(More)
Although a great deal of knowledge has been gained from studies on the immunobiology of leishmaniasis, there is still no universally acceptable, safe, and effective vaccine against the disease. This strongly suggests that we still do not completely understand the factors that control and/or regulate the development and sustenance of anti-Leishmania(More)
The immune system plays an important role in the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). Identification of leukemia-associated antigens (LAAs) eliciting an immune response in patients is a prerequisite for specific immunotherapy of CML. To identify new LAAs in CML, We utilized a novel approach based serology and proteomics technologies. LAAs were(More)
The breakdown of L-arginine to ornithine and urea by host arginase supports Leishmania proliferation in macrophages. Studies using arginase-null mutants show that Leishmania-derived arginase plays an important role in disease pathogenesis. We investigated the role of parasite-derived arginase in secondary (memory) anti-Leishmania immunity in the resistant(More)
Proteome analysis has rapidly developed in the post-genome era and is widely accepted as a complementary technology to genetic profiling. Sera from tumor patients contain tumor specific antibodies directly against antigenic proteins. Immunoproteomics, which defines the subset of proteins involved in the immune response, holds considerable promise for the(More)
Despite inducing very low IFN-γ response and highly attenuated in vivo, infection of mice with phosphoglycan (PG) deficient Leishmania major (lpg2-) induces protection against virulent L. major challenge. Here, we show that mice infected with lpg2- L. major generate Leishmania-specific memory T cells. However, in vitro and in vivo proliferation, IL-10 and(More)