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Identification and structure of a multidonor class of head-directed influenza-neutralizing antibodies reveal the mechanism for its recurrent elicitation

Sao-Fong Cheung, Crystal ; Fruehwirth, Alexander ; Paparoditis, Philipp Carl Georg ; Shen, Chen-Hsiang ; Foglierini, Mathilde ; Joyce, M. Gordon ; Leung, Kwanyee ; Piccoli, Luca ; Rawi, Reda ; Silacci-Fregni, Chiara ; Tsybovsky, Yaroslav ; Verardi, Raffaello ; Wang, Lingshu ; Wang, Shuishu ; Yang, Eun Sung ; Zhang, Baoshan ; Zhang, Yi ; Chuang, Gwo-Yu ; Corti, Davide ; Mascola, John R. ; Shapiro, Lawrence ; Kwong, Peter D. ; Lanzavecchia, Antonio ; Zhou, Tongqing

In: Cell reports, 2020, vol. 32, no. 9, p. 12 p

Multidonor antibodies are of interest for vaccine design because they can in principle be elicited in the general population by a common set of immunogens. For influenza, multidonor antibodies have been observed against the hemagglutinin (HA) stem, but not the immunodominant HA head. Here, we identify and characterize a multidonor antibody class (LPAF-a class) targeting the HA head. This class...

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Adjuvants and the vaccine response to the DS-Cav1-stabilized fusion glycoprotein of respiratory syncytial virus

Sastry, Mallika ; Zhang, Baoshan ; Chen, Man ; Joyce, M. Gordon ; Kong, Wing-Pui ; Chuang, Gwo-Yu ; Ko, Kiyoon ; Kumar, Azad ; Silacci, Chiara ; Thom, Michelle ; Salazar, Andres M. ; Corti, Davide ; Lanzavecchia, Antonio ; Taylor, Geraldine ; Mascola, John R. ; Graham, Barney S. ; Kwong, Peter D.

In: Plos one, 2017, vol. 12, no. 10, p. e0186854

Appropriate adjuvant selection may be essential to optimize the potency and to tailor the immune response of subunit vaccines. To induce protective responses against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)—a highly prevalent childhood pathogen without a licensed vaccine—we previously engineered a pre-fusion-stabilized trimeric RSV F (pre-F) “DS-Cav1” immunogen, which induced high titer...

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Protection of calves by a prefusion-stabilized bovine RSV F vaccine

Zhang, Baoshan ; Chen, Lei ; Silacci, Chiara ; Thom, Michelle ; Boyington, Jeffrey C. ; Druz, Aliaksandr ; Joyce, M. Gordon ; Guzman, Efrain ; Kong, Wing-Pui ; Lai, Yen-Ting ; Stewart-Jones, Guillaume B. E. ; Tsybovsky, Yaroslav ; Yang, Yongping ; Zhou, Tongqing ; Baxa, Ulrich ; Mascola, John R. ; Corti, Davide ; Lanzavecchia, Antonio ; Taylor, Geraldine ; Kwong, Peter D.

In: Npj vaccines, 2017, vol. 2, p. 7

Bovine respiratory syncytial virus, a major cause of respiratory disease in calves, is closely related to human RSV, a leading cause of respiratory disease in infants. Recently, promising human RSV-vaccine candidates have been engineered that stabilize the metastable fusion (F) glycoprotein in its prefusion state; however, the absence of a relevant animal model for human RSV has complicated...