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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640392/calcineurin-inhibitors-exacerbate-coronary-arteritis-via-the-myd88-signaling-pathway-in-a-murine-model-of-kawasaki-disease
#1
Kenji Murata, Yoshitomo Motomura, Tamami Tanaka, Shunsuke Kanno, Takahisa Yano, Mitsuho Onimaru, Atsushi Shimoyama, Hisanori Nishio, Yasunari Sakai, Masatsugu Oh-Hora, Hiromitsu Hara, Koichi Fukase, Hidetoshi Takada, Satohiro Masuda, Shouichi Ohga, Sho Yamasaki, Toshiro Hara
Calcineurin inhibitors (CNIs) have been used off-label for the treatment of refractory Kawasaki disease (KD). However, it remains unknown whether CNIs show protective effects against the development of coronary artery lesions in KD patients. To investigate the effects of CNIs on coronary arteries and the mechanisms of their actions on coronary arteritis in a mouse model of KD, we performed experiments with FK565, a ligand of nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain-containing protein 1 (Nod1) in wild-type, SCID, CARD9(-/-) , and MyD88(-/-) mice...
June 22, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640379/comparative-and-correlative-assessments-of-cytokine-complement-and-antibody-patterns-in-pediatric-type-1-diabetes
#2
M Abdel-Latif, A A Abdel-Moneim, M H El-Hefnawy, R G Khalil
One of the most widespread and effective environmental factors is the infection with enteroviruses (EVs) which accelerate β - cell destruction in type 1 diabetes (T1D). This study represented a comparison between diabetic EV(+) and EV- children as well as correlation analysis between autoantibodies, T1D markers, cytokines, complement activation products and anti- coxsackievirus (CV) IgG. EV RNA was detected in Egyptian children with T1D (26.2%) and healthy controls (0%). Detection of anti - CV IgG in T1D - EV(+) resulted in 64% positivity...
June 22, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621822/cdna-microarray-analysis-identifies-nr4a2-as-a-novel-molecule-involved-in-the-pathogenesis-of-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
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Hiroyuki Takahashi, Hiroto Tsuboi, Hiromitsu Asashima, Tomoya Hirota, Yuya Kondo, Masafumi Moriyama, Isao Matsumoto, Seiji Nakamura, Takayuki Sumida
OBJECTIVE: To examine genes expressed specifically in labial salivary glands (LSGs) of patients with Sjögren's syndrome (SS) in comparison with those of patients with IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) and to identify the genes involved in the pathogenesis of SS. METHODS: Gene expression in LSGs of SS patients, IgG4-RD patients and healthy controls (HC) was analyzed by cDNA microarray. Quantitative PCR (qPCR) was used to validate the up-regulation of differentially expressed genes (DEGs) in SS...
June 16, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617942/withasteroid-b-from-d-metel-l-regulates-immune-responses-by-modulating-the-jak-stat-pathway-and-the-il-17-ror%C3%AE-t-il-10-foxp3-ratio
#4
Yang Su, Qiuhong Wang, Bingyou Yang, Lun Wu, Genhong Cheng, Haixue Kuang
Datura metel L. is a medicinal herb that contains withasteroids and has a wide range of biological activities. We isolated 7 withasteroids from the flowers of D. metel L(1) . and examined their ability to inhibit immune responses in vitro and in vivo. Among the withasteroids, B2(2) exhibited the strongest inhibitory effect on immune responses comparing B2 with other isolated compounds from D. metel L., including suppressing the differentiation of CD4(+3) T cells by inhibiting the expression and production of T cell lineage-specific master regulators and cytokines and directly suppressing the cytokine-induced JAK/STAT(4) signaling pathways...
June 15, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617941/association-of-igg4-and-free-light-chain-with-idiopathic-pleural-effusion
#5
Yoriyuki Murata, Keisuke Aoe, Yuka Mimura-Kimura, Tomoyuki Murakami, Keiji Oishi, Tsuneo Matsumoto, Hiroshi Ueoka, Kazuto Matsunaga, Masafumi Yano, Yusuke Mimura
The cause of pleural effusion remains uncertain in approximately 15% of patients despite exhaustive evaluation. As recently described IgG4-related disease is a fibroinflammatory disorder that can affect various organs including the lungs, we investigate whether idiopathic pleural effusion includes IgG4-associated etiology. Between 2000 and 2012, we collected 830 pleural fluid samples and reviewed 35 patients with pleural effusions undiagnosed after pleural biopsy at Yamaguchi-Ube Medical Center. Importantly, IgG4 immunostaining revealed infiltration of IgG4-positive plasma cells in the pleura of 12 patients (34%, IgG4+ group)...
June 15, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600865/immune-deficiency-and-autoimmunity-in-patients-with-ctla-4-mutations
#6
REVIEW
Nisha Verma, Siobhan O Burns, Lucy Sk Walker, David M Sansom
Immune deficiency disorders are a heterogeneous group of diseases of variable genetic aetiology. Whilst the hallmark of immunodeficiency is susceptibility to infection, it is increasingly clear that autoimmunity is prevalent suggestive of a more general immune dysregulation in some cases. With the increasing use of genetic technologies the underlying causes of immune dysregulation are beginning to emerge. Here we provide a review of the heterozygous mutations found in the immune checkpoint protein CTLA-4, which was originally identified in cases of Common Variable Immunodeficiency Disorders (CVID) with accompanying autoimmunity...
June 10, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586085/enrichment-of-il-17a-ifn-%C3%AE-and-il-22-ifn-%C3%AE-t-cell-subsets-is-associated-with-reduction-of-nkp44-ilc3s-in-the-terminal-ileum-of-crohn-s-disease-patients
#7
Jian Li, Andria L Doty, Ying Tang, Dalton Berrie, Atif Iqbal, Sanda A Tan, Michael J Clare-Salzler, Shannon M Wallet, Sarah C Glover
Crohn's disease (CD) is a chronic inflammatory condition of the human gastrointestinal tract whose etiology remains largely unknown. Dysregulated adaptive immune responses and defective innate immunity both contribute to this process. In this study, we demonstrated that the IL-17A (+) IFN-γ (+) and IL-22 (+) IFN-γ (+) T cell subsets specifically accumulated in the inflamed terminal ileum of CD patients. These cells had higher expression of Ki-67 and were active cytokine producers. In addition, their proportions within both the IL-17A-producer and IL-22-producer populations were significantly increased...
June 6, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556912/farnesyltransferase-inhibitor-fti-277-inhibits-pd-l1-expression-on-septic-spleen-lymphocytes-and-promotes-spleen-lymphocyte-activation
#8
Wentian Li, Ji Tu, Xianzhe Liu, Wen Yang
Farnesyltransferase inhibitors have been tested in clinical trials for the treatment of tumours. In sepsis, the binding of PD-1 to PD-L1 promotes lymphocyte apoptosis and decreases cytokine expression, thus affecting survival rates. The PD-1/PD-L1 pathway plays an important role in chronic viral infection, bacterial infection, and sepsis. However, the precise immunosuppressive and anti-inflammatory functions of this pathway remain poorly understood. In our previous study, the induction of sepsis by cecal ligation and puncture (CLP) resulted in increased farnesyltransferase activity and farnesylated protein levels in the spleen relative to sham treatment...
May 30, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543170/specific-activation-of-cd4-cd8-double-negative-t-cells-by-t-cruzi-derived-glycolipids-induces-a-pro-inflammatory-profile-associated-with-cardiomyopathy-in-chagas-patients
#9
Lívia Silva Araújo Passos, Luísa Mourão Dias Magalhães, Rodrigo Pedro Soares, Alexandre F Marques, Maria do Carmo Pereira Nunes, Kenneth J Gollob, Walderez Ornelas Dutra
Cardiomyopathy is the most severe outcome of Chagas disease, causing over 12,000 deaths/year. Immune cells participate in cardiomyopathy development either by direct tissue destruction, or by driving inflammation. We have shown that CD4-CD8- (double negative - DN) T cells are major sources of inflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokines, associated with the cardiac (CARD) and indeterminate (IND) forms of Chagas disease, respectively. Here, we sought to identify Trypanosoma cruzi derived components that lead to activation of DN T cells in Chagas patients...
May 24, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542882/butyrate-and-retinoic-acid-synergistically-imprint-mucosal-like-dendritic-cell-development-from-bone-marrow-cells
#10
Yetao Qiang, Jie Xu, Cheng Yan, Huimin Jin, Tengfei Xiao, Nannan Yan, Liping Zhou, Huazhang An, Xiaoming Zhou, Qixiang Shao, Sheng Xia
Accumulating data show that the phenotypes and functions of distinctive mucosal dendritic cells (DCs) in the gut are regulated by retinoic acid (RA). Unfortunately, the exact role of butyrate in RA mediated mucosal DC differentiation has not been thoroughly elucidated to date. Mucosal like dendritic cell differentiation was completed in vitro by culturing bone marrow cells with growth factors (GM-CSF/IL-4), RA and/or butyrate. The phenotypes, cytokine secretion, immune functions and levels of retinal dehydrogenase of different DCs were detected using qPCR, ELISA and flow cytometry, respectively...
May 24, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542869/tanshinone-iia-ameliorates-chronic-arthritis-in-mice-by-modulating-neutrophil-activities
#11
Shan Zhang, Guangrui Huang, Kai Yuan, Qingqing Zhu, Honghao Sheng, Ruipeng Yu, Guangbin Luo, Anlong Xu
AIMS: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic immune inflammatory disease mediated by the influx of immune cells into the synovial joint space. As Tanshinone IIA (TIIA) has potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities, we used the adjuvant-induced arthritis (AA) murine model of RA to investigate the impact of TIIA on RA and immune cell activation. METHODS: The anti-arthritic activity of TIIA was investigated in an adjuvant-induced arthritis model of RA in mice...
May 24, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542701/two-separate-effects-contribute-to-regulatory-t-cell-defect-in-sle-patients-and-their-unaffected-relatives
#12
Nuno Costa, Oriana Marques, Sandra I Godinho, Cláudia Carvalho, Barbara Leal, Ana M Figueiredo, Carlos Vasconcelos, António Marinho, Maria F Moraes-Fontes, António Gomes da Costa, Cristina Ponte, Raquel Campanilho-Marques, Telma Cóias, Ana R Martins, João F Viana, Margarida Lima, Berta Martins, Constantin Fesel
FOXP3(+) regulatory T-cells (Tregs) are functionally deficient in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), characterized by reduced surface CD25 (the IL-2 receptor alpha chain). Low-dose IL-2 therapy is a promising current approach to correct this defect. To elucidate the origins of the SLE Treg phenotype, we studied its role through developmentally defined Treg subsets in 45 SLE patients, 103 SLE-unaffected first-degree relatives and 61 unrelated healthy control subjects, and genetic association with the CD25-encoding IL2RA locus...
May 24, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518224/t-helper-1-related-molecules-as-well-as-il-15-are-hyperexpressed-in-the-skin-lesions-of-patients-with-pyoderma-gangrenosum
#13
Emiliano Antiga, Roberto Maglie, Walter Volpi, Beatrice Bianchi, Emilio Berti, Angelo Valerio Marzano, Marzia Caproni
Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a rare, immune-mediated skin disease classified into the group of neutrophilic dermatoses. Whether a number of studies confirmed the central role of innate immunity, only few studies investigated the possible contributing role of acquired immunity. In particular, no reports about Th1 and Th2 cells are available yet. Therefore, 15 patients with PG, 5 with Sweet's syndrome (SS) and 9 skin specimens from healthy controls (HC) were investigated, evaluating the expression of Th1-related markers IL-12, IFN-γ, CXCR3, CCR5, of the Th2 related molecules IL-4, IL-5, IL-13 and CCR3, of the co-stimulatory axis CD40/CD40L, of IL-15 and the NK cell marker CD56 in skin lesions by immunohistochemistry...
May 18, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518214/immune-monitoring-as-prerequisite-for-transplantation-tolerance-trials
#14
REVIEW
Katayoun Behnam Sani, Birgit Sawitzki
Ever since its first application in clinical medicine, scientists have urged to induce tolerance towards foreign allogeneic transplants and thus avoid rejection by the recipient's immune system. This would circumvent chronic use of immunosuppressive drugs (IS) and thus avoid development of IS-induced side effects, which are contributing to the still unsatisfactory long-term graft and patient survival after solid organ transplantation. Although manifold strategies of tolerance induction have been described in preclinical models, only three therapeutic approaches have been successfully utilized in a still small number of patients...
May 18, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509333/altered-glycan-accessibility-on-native-immunoglobulin-g-complexes-in-early-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-its-changes-during-therapy
#15
Judith Stümer, Mona H C Biermann, Jasmin Knopf, Iryna Magorivska, Alf Kastbom, Anna Svärd, Christina Janko, Rostyslav Bilyy, Georg Schett, Christopher Sjöwall, Martin Herrmann, Luis E Muñoz
The goal of this study was to investigate the glycosylation profile of native IgG present in serum immune complexes in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). To accomplish this, lectin binding assays, detecting the accessibility of glycans present on IgG-containing immune complexes by biotinylated lectins were employed. Lectins capturing fucosyl residues (AAL), fucosylated tri-mannose N-glycan core sites (LCA), terminal sialic acid residues (SNA) and O-glycosidically-linked galactose/N-acetylgalactosamine (GalNac-L) were used...
May 16, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500641/t-and-b-cell-clonal-expansion-in-ras-associated-lymphoproliferative-disease-rald-as-revealed-by-next-generation-sequencing
#16
Sarina Levy-Mendelovich, Atar Lev, Erez Rechavi, Ortal Barel, Hana Golan, Bela Bielorai, Yoram Neumann, Amos J Simon, Raz Somech
Ras associated lymphoproliferative disease (RALD) is an autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome (ALPS)-like disease caused by mutations in KRAS or NRAS. The immunological phenotype and pathogenesis of RALD have yet to be extensively studied. Here we report a thorough immunological investigation of a RALD patient with a somatic KRAS mutation. Patient lymphocytes were analyzed for phenotype, immunoglobulin levels and T cell proliferation capacity. T and B cell receptor excision circles (TREC and KREC, respectively), markers of naïve T and B cell production, were serially measured over three years...
May 12, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498568/reconstitution-of-immune-cell-populations-in-multiple-sclerosis-patients-after-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation
#17
REVIEW
F G Karnell, D Lin, S Motley, T Duhen, N Lim, D J Campbell, L A Turka, H T Maecker, K M Harris
Multiple sclerosis is an inflammatory T cell-mediated autoimmune disease. In a Phase II clinical trial, high-dose immunosuppressive therapy combined with autologous CD34(+) haematopoietic stem cell transplant resulted in 69·2% of subjects remaining disease-free without evidence of relapse, loss of neurological function or new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) lesions to year 5 post-treatment. A combination of CyTOF mass cytometry and multi-parameter flow cytometry was used to explore the reconstitution kinetics of immune cell subsets in the periphery post-haematopoietic cell transplant (HSCT) and the impact of treatment on the phenotype of circulating T cells in this study population...
May 12, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470739/vitamin-d-treatment-modulates-immune-activation-in-cystic-fibrosis
#18
T Pincikova, D Paquin-Proulx, J K Sandberg, M Flodström-Tullberg, L Hjelte
Persistent inflammatory response in cystic fibrosis (CF) airways is believed to play a central role in the progression of lung damage. Anti-inflammatory treatment may slow lung disease progression, but adverse side effects have limited its use. Vitamin D has immunoregulatory properties. We randomized 16 CF patients to receive vitamin D2, vitamin D3 or to serve as controls, and investigated the effect of vitamin D supplementation on soluble immunological parameters, myeloid dendritic cells (mDCs) and T cell activation...
May 3, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470729/airway-epithelial-cells-enhance-the-immunogenicity-of-human-myeloid-dendritic-cells-under-steady-state
#19
S Agrawal, R Srivastava, F Rahmatpanah, C Madiraju, L BenMohamed, A Agrawal
Dendritic cells (DCs) and airway epithelial cells (AECs) are in close proximity, and AECs secrete factors such as retinoic acid which induce tolerance in DCs at homeostasis. However, the question remains as to how DCs in the lung are able to respond to pathogens in the immunosuppressive environment. Using an in vitro human myeloid DC (mDC)-AEC co-culture system, we demonstrate that AECs induced several gene changes in the mDCs cultured with AECs compared to the mDCs not cultured with AECs. Analysis revealed that several chemokine genes were altered...
May 3, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466499/implementation-of-national-institute-for-health-and-care-excellence-nice-guidance-to-measure-iga-with-all-coeliac-screens-can-an-affordable-solution-be-devised
#20
Dylan James Mac Lochlainn, Ravina Hira-Kazal, Helen Varney, John Maher
There has been a dramatic increase in requests for coeliac disease (CD) serological screening using IgA tissue transglutaminase antibodies (IgA-tTG). Recently, the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has revised its guidance, recommending that total IgA should also be measured in all samples. This is justified since false negative results may occur with IgA deficiency. However, implementation of this guidance will incur considerable expense. Tests that measure IgA-tTG antibodies can detect IgA deficiency, indicated by low background signal...
May 2, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
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