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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285710/role-of-immune-cells-in-obesity-induced-low-grade-inflammation-and-insulin-resistance
#1
REVIEW
Ambreen Asghar, Nadeem Sheikh
The frequency of obesity is enormously growing worldwide. Obesity results when energy intake exceeds, energy expenditure. Excess adiposity is a major risk factor in the progress of various metabolic disorders accounting insulin resistance, hypertension, Type 2 diabetes, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, polycystic ovarian disease and several types of cancers. Obesity is characterized by pro-inflammatory condition in which hypertrophied adipose tissue along with immune cells contribute to increase the level of pro-inflammatory cytokines...
March 7, 2017: Cellular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242024/enhancement-of-macrophage-inflammatory-responses-by-ccl2-is-correlated-with-increased-mir-9-expression-and-downregulation-of-the-erk1-2-phosphatase-dusp6
#2
William F Carson, Sarah E Salter-Green, Melissa M Scola, Amrita Joshi, Katherine A Gallagher, Steven L Kunkel
Macrophage polarization plays a central role in both protective immunity and immunopathology. While the role of cytokines in driving macrophage polarization is well characterized, less is understood about the role of chemokines. The purpose of this study was to determine if CC chemokine 2 (CCL2/MCP1) could influence macrophage polarization in response to subsequent activation with cytokines and microbial products. Treatment of bone marrow-derived macrophages with CCL2 alone did not result in increased expression of either classical or alternatively-activated macrophage genes as compared to standard skewing cytokines or Toll-like receptor agonists...
February 22, 2017: Cellular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258715/human-macrophages-chronically-exposed-to-lps-can-be-reactivated-by-stimulation-with-mdp-to-acquire-an-antimicrobial-phenotype
#3
Silvia Guzmán-Beltrán, Martha Torres, Monserrat Arellano, Esmeralda Juárez
Macrophages are important in host defense and can differentiate into functionally distinct subsets named classically (M1) or alternatively (M2) activated. In several inflammatory disorders, macrophages become tolerized to prevent deleterious consequences. This tolerization reduces the ability of macrophages to respond to bacterial components (e.g., LPS) maintaining a low level of inflammation but compromising the ability of macrophages to mount an effective immune response during subsequent pathogen encounters...
February 21, 2017: Cellular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238361/macrophage-regulation-of-b-cell-proliferation
#4
Naomi Goldman, Kornelija Valiuskyte, Jennifer Londregan, Adam Swider, John Somerville, James E Riggs
Unlike organized lymphoid tissue, the tumor microenvironment (TME) often includes a high proportion of immunosuppressive macrophages. We model the TME by culturing peritoneal cavity (PerC) cells that naturally have a high macrophage to lymphocyte ratio. Prior studies revealed that, following TCR ligation, PerC T cell proliferation is suppressed due to IFNγ-triggered inducible nitric oxide synthase expression. In this study we assessed the ability of PerC B cells to respond to surrogate activating signals in the presence of high numbers of macrophages...
February 21, 2017: Cellular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219652/influence-of-age-sex-and-hcmv-serostatus-on-blood-lymphocyte-subpopulations-in-healthy-adults
#5
P A Apoil, B Puissant-Lubrano, N Congy-Jolivet, M Peres, J Tkaczuk, F Roubinet, A Blancher
Using a standardized immunophenotyping procedure we studied thirty-eight distinct subpopulations of T, B and NK lymphocytes in 253 healthy blood donors aged from 19 to 67. We analysed the influence of age, sex and HCMV seropositivity on each lymphocyte subpopulations and established reference ranges. We observed that aging influences the largest number of lymphocyte subpopulations with a slow increase of CD8+ EMRA T lymphocytes and of the numbers of circulating Tregs. The proportion of HLA-DR+ cells among Tregs increased with age and was correlated to the proportion of HLA-DR+ cells among effector T CD4+ lymphocytes...
February 9, 2017: Cellular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215626/dendritic-cells-that-highly-express-socs1-induce-t-cell-hypo-responsiveness-and-prolong-islet-allograft-survival
#6
Xinjun Lu, Maogen Chen, Zhicheng Xue, Xuzhi Zhang, Jiejie Xu, Linwei Wu, Ronghai Deng, Yi Ma
The capability of dendritic cells (DCs) to induce an immune response or immune tolerance is dependent on their status. Suppressor of cytokine signaling 1 (SOCS1) is a pivotal regulator that participates in negative feedback of the JAK-STAT pathway, which plays a key role in the differentiation, activation, and maturation of DCs. DCs that highly express SOCS1 may modulate DCs, and induce immune anergy or immune tolerance. In this study, we transduced DCs with the recombinant adenovirus Ad5F35 to highly express SOCS1...
February 2, 2017: Cellular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190517/calcium-mobilizing-treatment-acts-as-a-co-signal-for-tlr-mediated-induction-of-interleukin-12-il-12p70-secretion-by-murine-bone-marrow-derived-dendritic-cells
#7
Emily Huang, Loral Showalter, Shuwen Xu, Brian J Czernliecki, Gary K Koski
We sought to determine whether pharmacological calcium-mobilizing agents could act in cooperation with Toll-like receptor (TLR) signals to induce high-level IL-12 production from murine bone marrow-derived dendritic cells. We found that calcium mobilization alone induced no IL-12, yet dramatically enhanced IL-12p70 secretion elicited by TLR ligands. Enhanced IL-12 production induced by calcium ionophore plus single TLR ligands, but not through dual TLR ligands, was inhibited by the calcineurin antagonist cyclosporine A, suggesting divergent mechanisms of IL-12 induction...
February 1, 2017: Cellular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284486/bovine-peripheral-blood-wc1-and-wc1-neg-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-lymphocytes-modulate-monocyte-derived-macrophage-effector-functions-during-in-vitro-mycobacterium-avium-subspecies-paratuberculosis-infection
#8
Monica M Baquero, Brandon L Plattner
The importance of bovine γδ T lymphocytes during anti-mycobacterial immunity is recognized; however, the role of major subsets of γδ T lymphocytes (WC1(+) and WC1(neg)) in this process remains unclear. We investigated how WC1(+) and WC1(neg) γδ T lymphocyte subsets of calves modulate monocyte-derived macrophage (MDM) functions during Map infection in vitro. To achieve this, Map-infected or uninfected MDMs from young calves were co-cultured with autologous WC1(+) or WC1(neg) γδ T lymphocytes. Our data indicate that WC1(+) and WC1(neg) γδ T lymphocytes of young calves modulate effector functions of MDMs with respect to Map killing, CD11b and MHC-II expression...
January 16, 2017: Cellular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108005/in-vitro-allogeneic-immune-cell-response-to-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-derived-from-human-adipose-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
#9
P Usha Shalini, J V S Vidyasagar, Lakshmi Kumari Kona, Meenakshi Ponnana, Lakshmi Kiran Chelluri
We investigated the regulatory activity of human adipose-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) (n=10) towards immune cells in a cohort of 84 rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients, 36 apparently healthy controls. We co-cultured MSCs with lymphocyte subsets of T, B, and T regulatory cells (Tregs). Levels of the pro- and anti-inflammatory markers (tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), interferon gamma (IFN-γ), and interleukin-10 (IL-10)) were estimated in serum and co-culture supernatants. The study revealed a two-fold increase in the proportion of Tregs and an increased level of CD4(+)CD25(+)FoxP3...
January 12, 2017: Cellular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108006/3-4-dihydroxycinnamic-acid-stimulates-immune-system-function-by-modifying-the-humoral-antibody-response-an-in-vivo-study
#10
M Ishwarya, R T Narendhirakannan
The immunomodulatory property of 3,4-Dihydroxy-cinnamic acid (DCA) was studied under the normal and cyclophosphamide induced immunosuppressive conditions in animal models. The immunomodulatory activity was evaluated by studying the haematological parameters, humoral antibody, based on the plaque forming cell count, the bone marrow cellularity, the α-esterase's producing active cells, delayed type hypersensitive assay, phagocytic index assays. The chemopreventive effect of DCA was determined by cyclophosphamide induced immunosuppression in animals...
January 11, 2017: Cellular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093098/tlr-induced-immunomodulatory-cytokine-expression-by-human-gingival-stem-progenitor-cells
#11
Mohamed K Mekhemar, Sabine Adam-Klages, Dietrich Kabelitz, Christof E Dörfer, Karim M Fawzy El-Sayed
During therapeutic application, mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) may interact with their environment via their expressed toll-like-receptors (TLRs) leading to pro- or anti-inflammatory immune responses. The present study aimed to describe the gingival margin-derived stem/progenitor cells' (G-MSCs) TLR-induced immune regulatory response to specific TLR agonists. Gingival cells were obtained, immunomagnetically sorted via anti-STRO-1 antibodies and seeded out to achieve colony forming units (CFUs). G-MSCs were investigated for stem cell characteristics and TLR expression...
January 10, 2017: Cellular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110885/mir-155-contributes-to-df1-induced-asthma-by-increasing-the-proliferative-response-of-th-cells-via-ctla-4-downregulation
#12
Yingying Zhang, Entao Sun, Xueqin Li, Mengying Zhang, Zongsheng Tang, Ling He, Kun Lv
Allergen-induced airway inflammation is characterized by Th2-mediated eosinophilic inflammation in the lungs. While the molecular mechanisms leading to this abnormal Th2 response remain unclear. Recent studies have demonstrated that MicroRNAs (miRNAs) modulate allergic airway inflammation. In this study, the role of miRNAs in allergic asthma pathogenesis was examined. Differentially expressed miRNAs were identified via miRNA microarray, with miR-155 being among the most highly expressed in asthma mice lungs...
January 7, 2017: Cellular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284485/abnormality-of-regulatory-t-cells-in-common-variable-immunodeficiency
#13
REVIEW
Gholamreza Azizi, Nasim Hafezi, Hamed Mohammadi, Reza Yazdai, Tina Alinia, Marzieh Tavakol, Asghar Aghamohammadi, Abbas Mirshafiey
Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) is a heterogeneous group of primary antibody deficiencies (PAD) which is defined by recurrent infections, hypogammaglobulinemia and defects in B-cell differentiation into plasma cells and memory B cells. T cell abnormalities have also been described in CVID patients. Several studies reported that Treg frequencies and their functional characteristics are disturbed and might account for the aberrant immune responses observed in CVID patients. The aim of this review is to describe phenotypic and functional characteristics of Treg cells, and to review the literature with respect to the reported Treg defects and its association with the clinical manifestation in CVID...
December 29, 2016: Cellular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110884/tumor-antigen-specific-cd8-t-cells-are-negatively-regulated-by-pd-1-and-tim-3-in-human-gastric-cancer
#14
Xu Lu, Lin Yang, Daxing Yao, Xuan Wu, Jingpo Li, Xuesong Liu, Lijuan Deng, Caiting Huang, Yue Wang, Dan Li, Jingwei Liu
Cytotoxic CD8 T lymphocytes that are present in tumors and capable of recognizing tumor epitopes are nevertheless generally important in eliciting tumor rejection. NY-ESO-1 is a major target of CD8(+) T cell recognition in gastric cancer (GC) and is among the most immunogenic tumor antigens defined to date. Thus, identifying the immune escape mechanisms responsible for inducing tumor-specific CD8(+) T cell dysfunction may reveal effective strategies for immunotherapy. In an effort to understand in vivo tolerance mechanisms, we assessed the phenotype and function of NY-ESO-1-specific CD8(+) T cells derived from peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBLs) and tumor-associated lymphocytes (TALs) of GC patients...
March 2017: Cellular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104239/cd8-t-cells-of-chronic-hcv-infected-patients-express-multiple-negative-immune-checkpoints-following-stimulation-with-hcv-peptides
#15
Muttiah Barathan, Rosmawati Mohamed, Jamuna Vadivelu, Li Yen Chang, Ramachandran Vignesh, Jayalakshmi Krishnan, Panneer Sigamani, Alireza Saeidi, M Ravishankar Ram, Vijayakumar Velu, Marie Larsson, Esaki M Shankar
Hepatitis C virus (HCV)-specific CD4+ and CD8+ T cells are key to successful viral clearance in HCV disease. Accumulation of exhausted HCV-specific T cells during chronic infection results in considerable loss of protective functional immune responses. The role of T-cell exhaustion in chronic HCV disease remains poorly understood. Here, we studied the frequency of HCV peptide-stimulated T cells expressing negative immune checkpoints (PD-1, CTLA-4, TRAIL, TIM-3 and BTLA) by flow cytometry, and measured the levels of Th1/Th2/Th17 cytokines secreted by T cells by a commercial Multi-Analyte ELISArray™ following in vitro stimulation of T cells using HCV peptides and phytohemagglutinin (PHA)...
March 2017: Cellular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089340/activation-of-nk-cell-cytotoxicity-by-aerosolized-cpg-odn-poly-i-c-against-lung-melanoma-metastases-is-mediated-by-alveolar-macrophages
#16
Michele Sommariva, Valentino Le Noci, Chiara Storti, Francesca Bianchi, Elda Tagliabue, Andrea Balsari, Lucia Sfondrini
Controversies remain about NK cells direct responsiveness to Toll-like receptor (TLR) agonists or dependence on macrophages. In a melanoma lung metastasis model, aerosolized TLR9 and TLR3 agonists have been reported to induce antitumor immunity through NK cells activation. In the current study, we demonstrated that in vitro TLR9/TLR3 stimulation induced IFN-γ secretion by NK cells, but an increase in their cytotoxicity was detected only after NK cells co-culture with in vitro TLR9/TLR3 agonists pretreated alveolar macrophages...
March 2017: Cellular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087047/rational-design-of-low-immunogenic-anti-cd25-recombinant-immunotoxin-for-t-cell-malignancies-by-elimination-of-t-cell-epitopes-in-pe38
#17
Ronit Mazor, Gilad Kaplan, Dong Park, Youjin Jang, Fred Lee, Robert Kreitman, Ira Pastan
LMB-2, is a potent recombinant immunotoxin (RIT) that is composed of scFv antibody that targets CD25 (Tac) and a toxin fragment (PE38). It is used to treat T cell leukemias and lymphomas. To make LMB-2 less immunogenic, we introduced a large deletion in domain II and six point mutations in domain III that were previously shown to reduce T cell activation in other RITs. We found that unlike other RITs, deletion of domain II from LMB-2 severely compromised its activity. Rather than deletion, we identified T cell epitopes in domain II and used alanine substitutions to identify point mutations that diminished those epitopes...
March 2017: Cellular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073435/evaluation-of-the-efficacy-of-a-therapeutic-hiv-vaccine-by-in-vitro-stimulation-assay
#18
Xiaozhou He, Wandi Wang, Ke Xu, Xia Feng, Yi Zeng
A novel method for HIV vaccine efficacy evaluation was established and the experimental conditions optimized. This novel method was then applied to determine whether a recombinant adenovirus type 5 HIV therapeutic vaccine expressing Gag antigen (Ad5-HIVgag) could stimulate HIV-specific cellular responses in vitro. The results indicated that HIV-specific IFN-gama production lymphocytes were induced by the Ad5-HIVgag vaccine. Compared with other methods, this in vitro stimulation method is safe and time-efficient, and the result is more intuitive...
March 2017: Cellular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069109/immunomodulatory-effects-of-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-overexpressing-heme-oxygenase-1-protective-effects-on-acute-rejection-following-reduced-size-liver-transplantation-in-a-rat-model
#19
Zhong-Yang Shen, Bin Wu, Tao Liu, Yang Yang, Ming-Li Yin, Wei-Ping Zheng, Bo-Ya Zhang, Hong-Li Song
Here we explore the T-lymphocyte suppressive and immunomodulatory effects of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMMSCs) overexpressing heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) on acute rejection following reduced-size liver transplantation (RLT) in a rat model. The proliferation activity, cell cycle progression, secretion of proinflammatory cytokines, expression of CD25 and CD71 in lymphocytes, and activity of NK cells were found to be significantly lowered, and the proportion of regulatory T cells (Tregs) was found to be increased relative to BMMSCs when Adv-HO-1/BMMSCs were co-cultured with Con A ex vivo; secretion of anti-inflammatory cytokines was significantly higher...
March 2017: Cellular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063598/burn-injury-influences-the-t-cell-homeostasis-in-a-butyrate-acid-sphingomyelinase-dependent-manner
#20
Teresa C Rice, Stephanie M Armocida, Joshua W Kuethe, Emily F Midura, Ayushi Jain, David A Hildeman, Daniel P Healy, Erich Gulbins, Charles C Caldwell
Following burn injury, a key factor for patients susceptible to opportunistic infections is immune suppression. Butyrate levels are important in maintaining a functional immune system and these levels can be altered after injury. The acid sphingomyelinase (Asm) lipid signaling system has been implicated in a T cell actions with some evidence of being influenced by butyrate. Here, we hypothesized that burn-injury changes in butyrate levels would mediate Asm activity and, consequently, T cell homeostasis. We demonstrate that burn injury temporally decreases butyrate levels...
March 2017: Cellular Immunology
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