Li-Na Sun

National Institute for Radiological Protection, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Peping, Beijing, China

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Publications (6)55.87 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: To obtain recombinant human anti-EV71 antibodies from a EV71-associated hand-foot-and-mouth disease patient-derived antibody phage library. A combinatorial human scFv library to enterovirus 71 (EV71) virus was constructed using antibody genes harvested from the blood of EV71 virus patients. The library was panned and selected by using purified VP1 protein of EV71 virus with phage display. After that the specific antibody was converted to full human IgG antibody with recombinant baculovirus/insect cell system. One unique human scFv antibody specific for EV71 virus VP1 protein was obtained by ELISA, IFA and analysis of the antibody DNA sequence. The specific anti-VP1 human scFv antibody was converted to full human IgG antibody with recombinant baculovirus/insect cell system. The full human IgG antibody was tested in vitro for EV71 virus neutralization, resulting in no neutralizing activity with EV71 A type and EV71 C4 subtype. The obtained human anti-EV71 antibodies without neutralizing activity laid the foundation for diagnosis of human EV71-associated hand-foot-and-mouth disease.
    Zhonghua shi yan he lin chuang bing du xue za zhi = Zhonghua shiyan he linchuang bingduxue zazhi = Chinese journal of experimental and clinical virology 06/2011; 25(3):161-3.
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    ABSTRACT: To study the identification characteristics of rRNA genes on Yersinia (Y.) pestis. By means of comparative genomics, we compared the rRNA genome sequences of nine completely sequenced strains of Y. pestis isolated from China and other countries by Clustal W software. We also compared the 2000 bp sequence adjacent to the rRNA genes, rRNA genes and 16S-23S rRNA spacer region respectively to determine the identification features of rRNA genes for Y. pestis. There were 6 rRNA gene clusters in the strains of D182038, D106004, Z176003 and CO92 respectively (6 copies strain). There were 7 rRNA gene clusters in the strains of 91001, KIM, Nepal516, Antiqua and Pestoides F (7 copies strain). According to the 2000 bp sequence, 13 types of rRNA gene clusters could classify the strains between the 6 copies and 7 copies. There were 4 types of tRNA gene among the 16S-23S rRNA spacer region that could classify the strains among the 6 copies and 7 copies strains respectively. The number of point mutation among the 23S rRNA gene was statistically different in some copies under ANOVA analysis (F = 0.548, P = 0.815 > 0.05 among the strains and F = 5.228, P < 0.01 among the copies). The 2000 bp sequence adjacent to the rRNA genes, tRNA gene and 23S rRNA gene sequence could serve as the identification sign of rRNA genes for classifing the strains of Y. pestis.
    Zhonghua liu xing bing xue za zhi = Zhonghua liuxingbingxue zazhi 04/2011; 32(4):366-9.
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    ABSTRACT: Heightened surveillance of acute febrile illness in China since 2009 has led to the identification of a severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) with an unknown cause. Infection with Anaplasma phagocytophilum has been suggested as a cause, but the pathogen has not been detected in most patients on laboratory testing. We obtained blood samples from patients with the case definition of SFTS in six provinces in China. The blood samples were used to isolate the causal pathogen by inoculation of cell culture and for detection of viral RNA on polymerase-chain-reaction assay. The pathogen was characterized on electron microscopy and nucleic acid sequencing. We used enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, indirect immunofluorescence assay, and neutralization testing to analyze the level of virus-specific antibody in patients' serum samples. We isolated a novel virus, designated SFTS bunyavirus, from patients who presented with fever, thrombocytopenia, leukocytopenia, and multiorgan dysfunction. RNA sequence analysis revealed that the virus was a newly identified member of the genus phlebovirus in the Bunyaviridae family. Electron-microscopical examination revealed virions with the morphologic characteristics of a bunyavirus. The presence of the virus was confirmed in 171 patients with SFTS from six provinces by detection of viral RNA, specific antibodies to the virus in blood, or both. Serologic assays showed a virus-specific immune response in all 35 pairs of serum samples collected from patients during the acute and convalescent phases of the illness. A novel phlebovirus was identified in patients with a life-threatening illness associated with fever and thrombocytopenia in China. (Funded by the China Mega-Project for Infectious Diseases and others.).
    New England Journal of Medicine 03/2011; 364(16):1523-32. DOI:10.1056/NEJMoa1010095 · 55.87 Impact Factor
  • Zhe Chen · Li-Na Sun · Chuan Li · Xin-Jun Lv · Qing Tang · Mi-Fang Liang · De-Xin Li ·
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    ABSTRACT: A combinatorial human Fab library to the rabies virus was constructed using antibody genes derived from the blood of vaccinated donors. The library were panned and selected on purified rabies virus particles of aG or CTN strain with phage display. Eleven unique human Fab antibodies specific for the rabies virus glycoprotein were obtained by ELISA, IFA and DNA sequences analysis of these antibodies. Among these Fab antibodies, five human Fab antibodies were converted to full-length human IgG antibodies with recombinant baculovirus system. The five full-length human IgG antibodies were tested in vitro for rabies virus neutralization, resulting in all specificities to neutralize the virus. The obtained human anti-rabies antibodies lay the basis for the production of cocktail of anti-rabies monoclonal antibody with chinese intellectual property.
    Bing du xue bao = Chinese journal of virology / [bian ji, Bing du xue bao bian ji wei yuan hui] 07/2010; 26(4):271-5.
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    ABSTRACT: Two human Fab antibodies against avian influenza A (H5N1) virus were obtained by panning a H5N1 patient-derived antibody phage library using purified virions of the H5N1 patient isolate A/Anhui/1/2005 and HA protein of the H5N1 reference viruse A/Viet Nam/1203/2004. After testing the binding properties and antiviral function to H5N1 virus, the selected Fab antibodies were converted to full human IgG antibodies with recombinant baculovirus/insect cell system. Both mAbs, AVFluIgG01 and AVFluIgG03, bound to HA in immunofluorescence assay (IFA) without cross-reaction with the other substypes of influenza A viruses (H1N1, H3N2). The cross-reactivity of the two antibodies for different strains of H5N1 was tested in vitro by micro-neutralization assays. In vitro, mAb AVFluIgG01 potently neutralized not only the selected well-characterized Clade 2 H5N1 viruses isolated from mainland of China except A/Guangdong/1/2006, but also the Clade 1 representative isolate A/Viet Nam/1203/2004; and AVFluIgG03 neutralized all the selected Clade 2 H5N1 viruses isolated from mainland of China, but had no neutralizing activity with the Clade 1 H5N1 virus A/Viet Nam/1203/2004. The results bring new prospect for the prophylaxis or treatment of H5N1 virus infection and may provide a clue for novel vaccine development.
    Bing du xue bao = Chinese journal of virology / [bian ji, Bing du xue bao bian ji wei yuan hui] 06/2008; 24(3):165-71.
  • Li-Li Zhu · Chuan Li · Jian-Dong Li · Li-Na Sun · Mi-Fang Liang · De-Xin Li ·
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    ABSTRACT: The N-terminal segment (FR-1) of the heavy chain (VH) of antibodies may have a great impact on IgG secretion in Escherichia coli and other hosts. Decrease in secretion may be caused by a single amino acid change in the framework region. To investigate the high antibody expression in mammalian cells, we designed the site-directed mutagenesis of the FR-I of the pCMV-RV/VH gene,which expressed the immunoglobulin heavy chain of human anti-Rabies virus antibody. Mutating Glu (H6) to Gln could improve both antibody secretion and affinity. The immunofluorescence assay indicated that both the secretion-deficient antibodies and the secretion- efficient antibodies could be transcribed and translated intracellularly, and led into ER,then transferred to Golgi apparatus,and the difference in secretion may relate to the contribution of the FR-I to the folding and assembly of the antibody. In this study, we have confirmed experimentally that the nature of residues H6 in antibody heavy chains indeed determines the antibody secretion in mammalian cells. These results also provide the basis for antibody production.
    Bing du xue bao = Chinese journal of virology / [bian ji, Bing du xue bao bian ji wei yuan hui] 06/2008; 24(3):172-7.