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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327442/immune-cells-and-mediators-involved-in-the-inflammatory-responses-induced-by-a-p-i-metalloprotease-and-a-phospholipase-a2-from-bothrops-atrox-venom
#1
Danilo L Menaldo, Carolina P Bernardes, Karina F Zoccal, Anna L Jacob-Ferreira, Tássia R Costa, Maria P F M Del Lama, Rose M Z G Naal, Fabiani G Frantz, Lúcia H Faccioli, Suely V Sampaio
Bothrops envenomations can promote severe inflammatory responses by inducing edema, pain, leukocyte recruitment and release of chemical mediators by local cells. In the present study, two toxins from Bothrops atrox venom (the P-I metalloprotease Batroxase and the acidic phospholipase A2 BatroxPLA2) were evaluated in relation to their inflammatory effects induced in vivo and in vitro, mainly focusing on the participation of different immune cells and inflammatory mediators. Both toxins mainly promoted acute inflammatory responses with significant recruitment of neutrophils in the early hours (1-4h) after administration into the peritoneal cavity of C57BL/6 mice, and increased infiltration of mononuclear cells especially after 24h...
March 16, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314212/gene-delivery-of-tipe2-inhibits-breast-cancer-development-and-metastasis-via-cd8-t-and-nk-cell-mediated-antitumor-responses
#2
Zhenhua Zhang, Li Liu, Shousong Cao, Yizhun Zhu, Qibing Mei
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the female patients which was mainly caused by metastasis. Development of target gene therapy for breast cancer to suppress tumor progress and metastasis will improve the therapeutic options and be of great benefit to the patients. Tumor necrosis factor-alpha-induced protein 8-like 2 is a novel molecule for maintaining immune homeostasis and is involved in cancer development. In the present study, we overexpressed TIPE2 in breast cancer cells to investigate the role of TIPE2 in the development of breast cancer...
March 14, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314211/the-role-of-kupffer-cells-in-hepatic-diseases
#3
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Peizhi Li, Kun He, Jinzheng Li, Zuojin Liu, Jianping Gong
Kupffer cells (KCs) constitute 80-90% of the tissue macrophages present in the body. Essential to innate and adaptive immunity, KCs are responsible for the swift containment and clearance of exogenous particulates and immunoreactive materials which are perceived as foreign and harmful to the body. Similar to other macrophages, KCs also sense endogenous molecular signals that may result from perturbed homeostasis of the host. KCs have been implicated in host defense and the pathogenesis of various hepatic diseases, including endotoxin tolerance, liver transplantation, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, and alcoholic liver disease...
March 14, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288411/vitexin-alleviates-ox-ldl-mediated-endothelial-injury-by-inducing-autophagy-via-ampk-signaling-activation
#4
Shaoli Zhang, Changlei Guo, Zhigang Chen, Peiyong Zhang, Jianhua Li, Yan Li
Endothelial cell injury plays a crucial role in the development and pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease. Vitexin is a natural flavonoid characterized by anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory properties. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of vitexin on ox-LDL-induced endothelial dysfunction and to explore the underlying molecular mechanisms. In the present study, vitexin was found to play a protective role against ox-LDL-induced endothelial injury. Vitexin significantly promoted cell viability and inhibited apoptosis in ox-LDL-treated HUVECs...
March 10, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285188/time-dependent-effect-of-e-coli-lps-in-spleen-dc-activation-in-vivo-alteration-of-numbers-expression-of-co-stimulatory-molecules-production-of-pro-inflammatory-cytokines-and-presentation-of-antigens
#5
Li Xu, Minseok Kwak, Wei Zhang, Peter Chang-Whan Lee, Jun-O Jin
Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) is a well-known stimuli of dendritic cells (DCs). However, in vivo spleen DC maturation by Escherichia coli (E.coli) LPS has not been fully investigated. In this study, we examined the effect of LPS on the activation of spleen DCs and its subsets in a time-dependent manner on mice in vivo. The frequency, number and migration of spleen conventional DCs (cDCs) were increased 6 and 12h after completion of LPS treatment. Those increased DC numbers in spleen were then gradually decreased with apoptosis of the DCs...
March 9, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285182/preliminary-study-of-an-oral-vaccine-against-infectious-hematopoietic-necrosis-virus-using-improved-yeast-surface-display-technology
#6
Jing-Zhuang Zhao, Li-Ming Xu, Miao Liu, Yong-Sheng Cao, Scott E LaPatra, Jia-Sheng Yin, Hong-Bai Liu, Tong-Yan Lu
Infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus (IHNV) is a common pathogen that causes severe disease in the salmonid aquaculture industry. Because oral vaccines induce more efficient mucosal immunity than parenteral immunization, an oral vaccine was developed with an improved yeast cell surface display technology to induce an immune response to IHNV. The oral yeast vaccine, designated EBY100/pYD1-bi-G, was delivered orally to rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) on days 1 and 32, and the nonspecific and specific immune responses were measured 50days after the first vaccination...
March 8, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282643/nab2-maintains-thymus-cellularity-with-aging-and-stress
#7
K Taraszka Hastings, Diana Elizalde, Leela Muppana, Sarah Levine, Christy M Kamel, Wendy M Ingram, Jennifer T Kirkpatrick, Chengcheng Hu, Matthew P Rausch, Amelia L Gallitano
Thymic cellularity is influenced by a variety of biological and environmental factors, such as age and stress; however, little is known about the molecular genetic mechanisms that regulate this process. Immediate early genes of the Early growth response (Egr) family have critical roles in immune function and response to environmental stress. The transcription factors, Egr1, Egr2 and Egr3, play roles in the thymus and in peripheral T-cell activation. Nab2, which binds Egrs 1, 2, and 3 as a co-regulator of transcription, also regulates peripheral T-cell activation...
March 7, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279894/inhalation-of-progesterone-inhibits-chronic-airway-inflammation-of-mice-exposed-to-ozone
#8
Xia Fei, Wuping Bao, Pengyu Zhang, Xue Zhang, Guoqing Zhang, Yingying Zhang, Xin Zhou, Min Zhang
Chronic ozone exposure leads to a model of mice with lung inflammation, emphysema and oxidative stress. Progesterone plays an important role in attenuating the neuroinflammation. We assume that progesterone will reduce the chronic airway inflammation exposed to ozone and evaluate whether combination of progesterone with glucocorticoids results in synergistic effects. C57/BL6 mice were exposed to ozone (2.5ppm, 3h) 12 times over 6 weeks, and were administered with progesterone (0.03 or 0.3mg/L; inhaled) alone or combined with budesonide (BUD) (0...
March 6, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267643/alum-adjuvanted-rabies-dna-vaccine-confers-80-protection-against-lethal-50-ld50-rabies-challenge-virus-standard-strain
#9
Rajni Garg, Manpreet Kaur, Ankur Saxena, Rajendra Prasad, Rakesh Bhatnagar
Rabies is a serious concern world-wide. Despite availability of rabies vaccines for long; their efficacy, safety, availability and cost effectiveness has been a tremendous issue. This calls for improvement of rabies vaccination strategies. DNA vaccination has immense potential in this regard. The DNA vaccine pgp.LAMP-1 conferred 60% protection to BALB/c mice against 20 LD50 rabies challenge virus standard (CVS) strain challenge. Upon supplementation with Emulsigen-D, the vaccine formulation conferred complete protection against lethal challenge...
March 3, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260650/characterizations-of-cd4-1-cd4-2-and-cd8%C3%AE-t-cell-subpopulations-in-peripheral-blood-leucocytes-spleen-and-head-kidney-of-japanese-flounder-paralichthys-olivaceus
#10
Jing Xing, Junjie Ma, Xiaoqian Tang, Xiuzhen Sheng, Wenbin Zhan
In the previous study, antibodies against CD3 molecule have been produced and were used in labeling T cells in Japanese flounder (Paralichthys olivaceus). In this paper, CD4(+) and CD8(+) lymphocytes subpopulations in peripheral blood leucocytes (PBL), spleen and head kidney of flounder were investigated. The flounder CD4-1, CD4-2 and CD8β recombinant proteins and their antibodies (Abs) were produced, then the cross-reactivity of the Abs to CD4-1, CD4-2 and CD8β was detected by Western blotting, respectively, and the reactions of Abs to PBL were analyzed by immunofluorescence staining (IFS) and flow cytometry (FCM)...
March 2, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257976/the-pbx1-lupus-susceptibility-gene-regulates-cd44-expression
#11
Yuxin Niu, Mayami Sengupta, Anton A Titov, Seung-Chul Choi, Laurence Morel
PBX1-d is novel splice isoform of pre-B-cell leukemia homeobox 1 (PBX1) that lacks its DNA-binding and Hox-binding domains, and functions as a dominant negative. We have shown that PBX1-d expression in CD4(+) T cells is associated with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in a mouse model as well as in human subjects. More specifically, PBX1-d expression leads to the production of autoreactive activated CD4+ T cells, a reduced frequency and function of Foxp3+ regulatory T (Treg) cells and an expansion of follicular helper T (Tfh) cells...
February 28, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254726/ionic-tethering-contributes-to-the-conformational-stability-and-function-of-complement-c3b
#12
Andrés López-Perrote, Reed E S Harrison, Marta Subías, Martín Alcorlo, Santiago Rodríguez de Córdoba, Dimitrios Morikis, Oscar Llorca
C3b, the central component of the alternative pathway (AP) of the complement system, coexists as a mixture of conformations in solution. These conformational changes can affect interactions with other proteins and complement regulators. Here we combine a computational model for electrostatic interactions within C3b with molecular imaging to study the conformation of C3b. The computational analysis shows that the TED domain in C3b is tethered ionically to the macroglobulin (MG) ring. Monovalent counterion concentration affects the magnitude of electrostatic forces anchoring the TED domain to the rest of the C3b molecule in a thermodynamic model...
February 27, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249680/the-molecular-mechanisms-of-signaling-by-cooperative-assembly-formation-in-innate-immunity-pathways
#13
Parimala R Vajjhala, Thomas Ve, Adam Bentham, Katryn J Stacey, Bostjan Kobe
The innate immune system is the first line of defense against infection and responses are initiated by pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) that detect pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs). PRRs also detect endogenous danger-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs) that are released by damaged or dying cells. The major PRRs include the Toll-like receptor (TLR) family members, the nucleotide binding and oligomerization domain, leucine-rich repeat containing (NLR) family, the PYHIN (ALR) family, the RIG-1-like receptors (RLRs), C-type lectin receptors (CLRs) and the oligoadenylate synthase (OAS)-like receptors and the related protein cyclic GMP-AMP synthase (cGAS)...
February 26, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249679/autophagy-and-inflammasomes
#14
James Harris, Tali Lang, Jacinta P W Thomas, Maria B Sukkar, Neel R Nabar, John H Kehrl
Autophagy is a ubiquitous cellular mechanism for the targeted lysosomal degradation of various cytosolic constituents, from proteins to organelles. As an essential homeostatic mechanism, autophagy is upregulated in response to numerous environmental and pharmacological stimuli, including starvation, where it facilitates the recycling of essential amino acids. In addition, autophagy plays specific roles within the immune system; it serves as a source of peptides for antigen presentation, a mechanism for the engulfment and degradation of intracellular pathogens and as a key regulator of inflammatory cytokines...
February 26, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249223/pronounced-effect-of-hapten-binding-on-thermal-stability-of-an-anti-4-hydroxy-3-nitrophenyl-acetyl-antibody-possessing-a-glycine-residue-at-position-95-of-the-heavy-chain
#15
Yusui Sato, Satomi Inaba, Harumi Fukada, Takachika Azuma, Masayuki Oda
Immune response to T-cell-dependent antigens is highly dynamic; several B-cell clones responsible for antibody production appear alternately during immunization. It was previously shown that at least two-types of antibodies are secreted after immunization with (4-hydroxy-3-nitrophenyl)acetyl (NP); one has Tyr and another has Gly at position 95 of the heavy chain (referred to as Tyr95- and Gly95-type). The former appeared at an early stage, while the latter appeared at a late stage, i.e., after secondary immunization, although Fv domains of these antibodies were encoded by same genes of variable heavy and light chains...
February 26, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236773/irf9-as-a-negative-regulator-involved-in-trif-mediated-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway-in-a-teleost-fish-miichthys-miiuy
#16
Xueyan Zhao, Qing Chu, Junxia Cui, Ruixuan Huo, Tianjun Xu
Proinflammatory cytokines and type I IFNs were produced by TLR signaling and these responses are crucial for host defensive responses against pathogens. In order to avoid harmful and inappropriate inflammatory responses, there are multiple mechanisms to negatively regulate TLR signaling. In this paper, we have firstly studied IRF9 functions as a negative regulator involved in TRIF-mediated NF-κB pathway. Moreover, we found inhibitory effect of IRF9 primary depends on DBD domain. Interestingly, we also demonstrated that else mutants of IRF9, except for IRF9-ΔDBD, have different inhibitory effects upon TRIF-mediated NF-κB pathway...
February 22, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222330/hereditary-c1-inhibitor-deficiency-is-associated-with-high-spontaneous-amidase-activity
#17
Delphine Charignon, Arije Ghannam, Denise Ponard, Christian Drouet
BACKGROUND: Angioedema diagnosis classically targets the complement system (via C1 inhibitor (C1Inh) function and antigenic C4 level) and contact phase activation (via amidase activity). Bradykinin is responsible for angioedema attacks and is produced from contact phase activation secondary to failed C1Inh control. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to compare the diagnostic performances of spontaneous amidase activity and antigenic C4 level in C1Inh hereditary angioedema (C1Inh-HAE) patients...
February 18, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222329/inflammatory-chemokines-and-their-receptors-in-human-visceral-leishmaniasis-gene-expression-profile-in-peripheral-blood-splenic-cellular-sources-and-their-impact-on-trafficking-of-inflammatory-cells
#18
Neetu Singh, Shyam Sundar
Chemokines play an important role in determining cellular composition at inflammatory sites, and as such, influence disease outcome. In this study, we investigated the expression profile and splenic cellular source of various inflammatory chemokines and their receptors in human visceral leishmaniasis (VL). The expression of chemokines or their receptors was measured at the gene and protein level by employing real time qPCR and a cytometric bead array assay, respectively. In addition, the cellular source of chemokines and their receptors in the spleen was identified employing gene expression analyses in sequentially selected cell subsets...
February 18, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219820/versatile-carboxyl-terminus-of-capsid-protein-of-porcine-circovirus-type-2-were-recognized-by-monoclonal-antibodies-with-pluripotency-of-binding
#19
Ling-Chu Hung, Ivan-Chen Cheng
We designed the peptide (C3) mimetic carboxyl-terminus (Cterminus) of capsid protein of porcine circovirus type 2b (PCV2b-1A/1B) inducing humoral immunity and generating hybridomas. The positive reactivity of the mAbs to PCV2 capsid protein was demonstrated by Western blot assay. Those mAbs also showed positive signals on PCV2b infected swine lymphocytes by indirect immunofluorescence staining. The mAb 1H3 bound to three minimal linear epitopes (P62, DPPLNP; P67, DPPLNPK; P73, LKDPPLKP), which was located at Cterminus of the capsid protein of PCV2b-1A/1B, PCV2b-1C, and PCV2a-2A respectively...
February 17, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216098/potential-influences-of-complement-factor-h-in-autoimmune-inflammatory-and-thrombotic-disorders
#20
Janez Ferluga, Lubna Kouser, Valarmathy Murugaiah, Robert B Sim, Uday Kishore
Complement system homeostasis is important for host self-protection and anti-microbial immune surveillance, and recent research indicates roles in tissue development and remodelling. Complement also appears to have several points of interaction with the blood coagulation system. Deficiency and altered function due to gene mutations and polymorphisms in complement effectors and regulators, including Factor H, have been associated with familial and sporadic autoimmune inflammatory - thrombotic disorders, in which autoantibodies play a part...
February 16, 2017: Molecular Immunology
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