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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237848/il-17-axis-accelerates-the-inflammatory-progression-of-obese-in-mice-via-tbk1-and-ikbke-pathway
#1
Seung Hoon Lee, JooYeon Jhun, Jae-Kyung Byun, Eun-Kyung Kim, KyoungAh Jung, Ji Eun Lee, Jong Young Choi, Sung-Hwan Park, Mi-La Cho
Obesity mediates immune inflammatory response and induces IL-17 expression. Adipgenesis can be regulated by IL-17 and it causes TBK1 activation. The inhibition of TBK1 and the inhibition of I IKBKE reduces inflammatory response and improves obesity. It is hypothesized that IL-17 deficiency inhibits obesity progression and inflammation. 3T3-L1 preadipocytes were differentiated in vitro and treated with IL-17. RAW264.7 cells and differentiated 3T3-L1 were pretreated with TBK1 inhibitor and then stimulated with IL-17...
February 22, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235552/t-helper-cells-in-leprosy-an-update
#2
REVIEW
Chaman Saini, Mohd Tarique, Reeta Rai, Anisuddin Siddiqui, Neena Khanna, Alpana Sharma
Leprosy is an ancient disease caused by gram positive, rod shaped bacilli called Mycobacterium leprae. Patients present with varied clinico-pathological disease depending on the host immune response to Mycobacterium leprae. Thus tuberculoid (TT) and lepromatous (LL) patients represent two ends of a spectrum where the former shows limited disease, high T cell mediate immune (CMI) response and low antibody (HI) levels in serum. In contrast the latter has low T cell and high humoral immune response i.e antibody levels...
February 21, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219676/a-master-role-for-neutrophils-in-kawasaki-syndrome
#3
LETTER
Laura Andreozzi, Benedetta Bracci, Francesca D'Errico, Donato Rigante
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 17, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216262/efis-lecture-understanding-the-ctla-4-checkpoint-in-the-maintenance-of-immune-homeostasis
#4
REVIEW
Lucy S K Walker
The past 20 years have heralded fascinating developments in the field of CTLA-4 biology. The CTLA-4 protein is a critical negative regulator of T cell immunity and its absence provokes severe lymphoproliferative disease. In a surprising twist, the generation of mixed bone marrow chimeric mice revealed that CTLA-4 predominantly functions in a cell-extrinsic manner, suggesting that CTLA-4 expressed on one cell can modify the behaviour of another cell. This was followed by the demonstration that CTLA-4 is highly expressed in regulatory T cells and can contribute to their suppressive activity...
February 16, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216261/modulating-the-function-of-the-immune-system-by-thyroid-hormones-and-thyrotropin
#5
REVIEW
Evelyn L Jara, Natalia Muñoz-Durango, Carolina Llanos, Carlos Fardella, Pablo A González, Susan M Bueno, Alexis M Kalergis, Claudia A Riedel
Accumulating evidence suggests a close bidirectional communication and regulation between the neuroendocrine and immune systems. Thyroid hormones (THs) can exert responses in various immune cells, e.g., monocytes, macrophages, natural killer cells, and lymphocytes, affecting several inflammation-related processes (such as, chemotaxis, phagocytosis, reactive oxygen species generation, and cytokines production). The interactions between the endocrine and immune systems have been shown to contribute to pathophysiological conditions, including sepsis, inflammation, autoimmune diseases and viral infections...
February 16, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216260/optimal-expression-of-a-fab-effector-fusion-protein-in-escherichia-coli-by-removing-the-cysteine-residues-responsible-for-an-interchain-disulfide-bond-of-a-fab-molecule
#6
Hyeon-Ju Kang, Hye-Jin Kim, Mun-Sik Jung, Jae-Kyu Han, Sang-Hoon Cha
Development of novel bi-functional or even tri-functional Fab-effector fusion proteins would have a great potential in the biomedical sciences. However, the expression of Fab-effector fusion proteins in Escherichia coli is problematic especially when a eukaryotic effector moiety is genetically linked to a Fab due to the lack of proper chaperone proteins and an inappropriate physicochemical environment intrinsic to the microbial hosts. We previously reported that a human Fab molecule, referred to as SL335, reactive to human serum albumin has a prolonged in vivo serum half-life in rats...
February 16, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216259/role-of-foxp3-gene-polymorphism-in-the-susceptibility-to-tunisian-endemic-pemphigus-foliaceus
#7
Mariem Ben Jmaa, Olfa Abida, Emna Bahloul, Amina Toumi, Sana Khlif, Raouia Fakhfakh, Nesrine Elloumi, Khadija Sellami, Abderrahmen Masmoudi, Hamida Turki, Hatem Masmoudi
OBJECTIVE: Forkhead box P3 (FOXP3) is an essential and crucial transcription factor of regulatory T-cells. Genetic polymorphisms in the promoter region of FOXP3 gene may alter the gene expression level and, therefore, contribute to several autoimmune diseases susceptibility. We aimed to investigate the possible role of genetic variants of four SNPs (rs3761547, rs3761548, rs3761549 and rs2294021) and a (GT)n microsatellite located in FOXP3 gene in the susceptibility to Tunisian Pemphigus Foliaceus (PF)...
February 16, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214536/t-cell-immunoregulation-in-active-ocular-toxoplasmosis
#8
Cynthia A Cordeiro, Erica L M Vieira, Vinicius M Castro, Walderez O Dutra, Rogerio A Costa, Juliana L Orefice, Wesley R Campos, Fernando Orefice, Lucy H Young, Antonio Lucio Teixeira
Toxoplasma gondii infection is an important cause of infectious ocular disease. The physiopathology of retinochoroidal lesions associated with this infection is not completely understood. The present study was undertaken to investigate cytokine production by T cells from individuals with active toxoplasmic retinochoroiditis (TR) comparing with controls. Eighteen patients with active TR and 15 healthy controls (6 controls IgG(+) to Toxoplasma and 9 negative controls) were included in the study. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells were incubated in the presence or absence of T...
February 15, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214535/multilevel-ensemble-model-for-prediction-of-iga-and-igg-antibodies
#9
Divya Khanna, Prashant Singh Rana
Identification of antigen for inducing specific class of antibody is prime objective in peptide based vaccine designs, immunodiagnosis, and antibody productions. It's urge to introduce a reliable system with high accuracy and efficiency for prediction. In the present study, a novel multilevel ensemble model is developed for prediction of antibodies IgG and IgA. Epitope length is important in training the model and it is efficient to use variable length of epitopes. In this ensemble approach, seven different machine learning models are combined to predict variable length of epitopes (4 to 50)...
February 15, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223102/inflammatory-cytokines-il-17-and-tnf-%C3%AE-up-regulate-pd-l1-expression-in-human-prostate-and-colon-cancer-cells
#10
Xun Wang, Lingyun Yang, Feng Huang, Qiuyang Zhang, Sen Liu, Lin Ma, Zongbing You
Programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) acts on PD-1 ligands (PD-L1 and PD-L2) to suppress activation of cytotoxic T lymphocytes. Interleukin-17 (IL-17) and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) are co-expressed by T helper 17 (TH17) cells in many tumors. The purpose of this study was to test if IL-17 and TNF-α may synergistically induce PD-L1 expression in human prostate cancer LNCaP and human colon cancer HCT116 cell lines. We found that IL-17 did not induce PD-L1 mRNA expression, but up-regulated PD-L1 protein expression in HCT116 and LNCaP cells...
February 14, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185924/high-throughput-dynamic-analysis-of-differentially-expressed-genes-in-splenic-dendritic-cells-from-mice-infected-with-schistosoma-japonicum
#11
Lin Chen, Qingzhou Chen, Wei Hou, Li He
Dendritic cells are the initiation and key point of immune response and play a role in immune regulation. So we explored the mechanisms involved in immune regulation of dendritic cells (DCs) against schistosomiasis using mice infected with Schistosoma japonicum. Splenic DCs from normal mice and mice with acute and chronic S. japonicum infection were sorted by flow cytometry. The numbers and functions of differentially expressed genes (DEGs) in DCs were determined by high-throughput analysis. All DEGs with transcription-level fold changes of ≥2 were selected and matched to corresponding genes in databases...
February 7, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163154/differential-reactive-oxygen-species-production-of-neutrophils-and-their-oxidative-damage-in-patients-with-active-and-inactive-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#12
Nesrine Elloumi, Riadh Ben Mansour, Sameh Marzouk, Malek Mseddi, Raouia Fakhfakh, Bochra Gargouri, Hatem Masmoudi, Saloua Lassoued
OBJECTIVE: Increasing interest is given to the involvement of the innate immunity and especially Polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMN) in the physiopathological process of inflammatory diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Here, we investigated the oxidative burst and damages in SLE patients neutrophils, considering the two phases of the disease, the active and the remission/inactive states. METHODS: This study was conducted on 30 SLE patients and 23 healthy controls...
February 3, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161224/cox-2-inhibitor-prevents-tumor-induced-down-regulation-of-classical-dc-lineage-specific-transcription-factor-zbtb46-resulting-in-immunocompetent-dc-and-decreased-tumor-burden
#13
Vipul K Pandey, Prayag J Amin, Bhavani S Shankar
The interaction between the immune and tumor cells in the microenvironment is an important factor deciding the progression of cancer. Though many of the soluble mediators in the microenvironment that mediate immunosuppression are known, the mechanism by which the tumor affects the distal progenitors is not known. We report that the tumor derived prostanoids down regulated classical dendritic cells DC (cDC) lineage specific transcription factor Zbtb46 in the progenitor cells which affects its differentiation...
February 1, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109981/thyroid-hormone-suppresses-ischemia-reperfusion-induced-liver-nlrp3-inflammasome-activation-role-of-amp-activated-protein-kinase
#14
Romina Vargas, Luis A Videla
Thyroid hormone (T3) induces liver preconditioning (PC) against ischemia-reperfusion (IR), a response energetically supported by AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) upregulation. The aim of this work is to evaluate the influence of T3 on IR-induced liver NLRP3 inflammasome activation and the relevance of AMPK activity on liver injury by the use of the AMPK inhibitor compound C (CC). Male Sprague-Dawley rats were given 0.1mgT3/kg (time zero) and 10mg CC/kg (time zero and 24h) or the respective vehicles, and subjected to 1h ischemia-20h reperfusion 48h after hormone treatment...
January 18, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087292/loss-of-cd28-within-cd4-t-cell-subsets-from-cervical-cancer-patients-is-accompanied-by-the-acquisition-of-intracellular-perforin-and-is-further-enhanced-by-nkg2d-expression
#15
Marta Escarra-Senmarti, Miriam Ruth Bueno-Topete, Luis Felipe Jave-Suarez, Eduardo Gomez-Bañuelos, Jorge Gutierrez-Franco, Natali Vega-Magaña, Adriana Aguilar-Lemarroy, Ana Laura Pereira-Suarez, Jesse Haramati, Susana Del Toro-Arreola
CD28 is well characterized as an essential co-stimulatory receptor critical for activation, proliferation and survival processes in CD4(+) T cells. Populations of CD4(+)CD28(null) T cells, with apparently contradictory physiological roles, have recently been reported, along with the co-expression of the NK activating receptor NKG2D, in autoimmune diseases and chronic viral inflammation. Paradoxically, studies in cancer suggest that an expanded CD4(+)NKG2D(+) population may be armed with immunosuppressive properties...
January 10, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28082134/the-dual-role-of-cathelicidins-in-systemic-inflammation
#16
LETTER
Fabiano Pinheiro da Silva, Marcel Cerqueira César Machado
Antimicrobial peptides are key components of the innate immune system. They act as broad-spectrum antimicrobial agents against Gram-positive and -negative bacteria, viruses, and fungi. More recently, antimicrobial peptides have been ascribed immunomodulatory functions, including roles in wound healing, induction of cytokines, and altering host gene expression. Cathelicidins are a class of antimicrobial peptide found in humans, mice, and rats, among others. Known as LL-37 in humans and cathelin-related antimicrobial peptide (CRAMP) in rodents, cathelicidins are produced by many different cells, including macrophages, neutrophils, and epithelial cells...
January 9, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069488/mesenchymal-stem-cells-increase-skin-graft-survival-time-and-up-regulate-pd-l1-expression-in-splenocytes-of-mice
#17
Ali Moravej, Bita Geramizadeh, Negar Azarpira, Amir-Hassan Zarnani, Ramin Yaghobi, Mehdi Kalani, Maryam Khosravi, Amin Kouhpayeh, Mohammad-Hossein Karimi
Recently, mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have gained considerable interests as hopeful therapeutic cells in transplantation due to their immunoregulatory functions. But exact mechanisms underlying MSCs immunoregulatory function is not fully understood. Herein, in addition to investigate the ability of MSCs to prolong graft survival time, the effects of them on the expression of PD-L1 and IDO immunomodulatory molecules in splenocytes of skin graft recipient mice was clarified. To achieve this goal, full-thickness skins were transplanted from C57BL/6 to BALB/c mice...
January 6, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065603/retinoic-acid-induces-hypersegmentation-and-enhances-cytotoxicity-of-neutrophils-against-cancer-cells
#18
Sanjeeb Shrestha, Shin-Yeong Kim, Young-Jin Yun, Jun-Kyu Kim, Jae Man Lee, Minsang Shin, Dong-Keun Song, Chang-Won Hong
Hypersegmentation of nuclei is considered a distinct characteristic of the antitumoral phenotype of neutrophils. Retinoic acid, a metabolite of retinol, reorganizes and induces segmentation of the nucleus during the differentiation of neutrophils. However, the role of retinoic acid in the phenotype polarization of neutrophils has not been fully established. Here, we investigated the effect of retinoic acid on phenotype polarization of neutrophils. Retinoic acid-induced the hypersegmentation of human neutrophils via retinoic acid receptors and mTOR pathways...
January 5, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063891/gm-csf-and-il-4-produced-by-nkt-cells-inversely-regulate-il-1%C3%AE-production-by-macrophages
#19
Sehee Ahn, Dongjin Jeong, Sae Jin Oh, Jiye Ahn, Seung Hyo Lee, Doo Hyun Chung
Natural Killer T (NKT) cells are distinct T cell subset that link innate and adaptive immune responses. IL-1β, produced by various immune cells, plays a key role in the regulation of innate immunity in vivo. However, it is unclear whether NKT cells regulate IL-1β production by macrophages. To address this, we co-cultured NKT cells and peritoneal macrophages in the presence of TCR stimulation and inflammasome activators. Among cytokines secreted from NKT cells, GM-CSF enhanced IL-1β production by macrophages via regulating LPS-mediated pro-IL-1β expression and NLRP3-dependent inflammasome activation, whereas IL-4 enhanced M2-differentiation of macrophages and decreased IL-1β production...
January 4, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062218/mirna-144-induces-microglial-autophagy-and-inflammation-following-intracerebral-hemorrhage
#20
Anyong Yu, Tianxi Zhang, Wenyi Zhong, Haizhen Duan, Song Wang, Peng Ye, Juan Wang, Shanchuan Zhong, Zhao Yang
Autophagic activation mediated inflammation contributes to brain injury of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). MiRNAs play a key role in inflammation, which negatively and posttranscriptionally regulate gene expression and function. Modulating the mTOR signal, a central regulator of autophagy, could be of great significance for ICH. However, the specific of miRNA is unknown. In the current study, we detected the miRNA-144 expression, autophagic activity and inflammation of microglia in ICH. We also knocked down endogenous miRNA-144 to regulate autophagy and inflammation in ICH...
January 3, 2017: Immunology Letters
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