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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624137/effect-of-tlr-ligands-co-encapsulated-with-multiepitopic-antigen-in-nanoliposomes-targeted-to-human-dcs-via-fc-receptor-for-cancer-vaccines
#1
Felix Rueda, Christina Eich, Begoña Cordobilla, Pere Domingo, Gerardo Acosta, Fernando Albericio, Luis J Cruz, Joan C Domingo
Nanoliposomes (NLs) hold promise as new highly specific nanomedicine for anti-tumor vaccines, since they could be targeted to specific receptors on dendritic cell (DC) to induce maturation and activation and increase the anti-tumor immune response. Here we studied a NLs formulation targeted or not to FcR (the receptor for the IgG Fc fragment) for the treatment of androgen-responsive prostate cancer. Luteinizing-hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) peptide (B- and T-cell epitopes), in tandem with a tetanus toxoid T-helper epitope (830-844 region) and several TLR (Toll-Like Receptor) ligands as adjuvants were co-encapsulated...
June 10, 2017: Immunobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610909/rip1-has-a-role-in-cd40-mediated-apoptosis-in-human-follicular-lymphoma-cells
#2
Jemal Adem, Mine Eray, Jonna Eeva, Ulla Nuutinen, Jukka Pelkonen
CD40 is a cell surface receptor which belongs to tumor necrosis factor receptor (TNFR) family members. It transmits signals that regulate diverse cellular responses such as proliferation, differentiation, adhesion molecule expression and apoptosis. Unlike other TNFR family members (TRAIL-R, Fas-R and TNFR1), the CD40 cytoplasmic tail lacks death domain. However, CD40 is capable of inducing apoptosis in different types of cancer cells including lymphoma. The apoptotic effect of CD40 is linked to the involvement of Fas, TRAIL or receptor interacting protein 1 (RIP1) kinase...
June 10, 2017: Immunobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601470/tissue-and-serum-mrna-profile-of-mmps-2-9-as-a-potential-novel-biomarker-for-the-most-individual-approach-in-infantile-hemangiomas-and-cancer-disease
#3
Katarzyna Taran, Aneta Wnęk, Józef Kobos, Ewa Andrzejewska, Przemysław Przewratil
Propranolol is a widely-known beta-blocker approved for treating infantile hemangiomas (IH). The mechanisms behind the spectacular IH involution after propranolol treatment remain unclear. Recently, there is strong evidence of overexpression of numerous angiogenic factors in IH tissues, and it is reported that propranolol influences their pathways. However, a number of MMPs studies is highly limited. Here, for the first time, we propose a comprehensive approach by analyzing the expression levels of metalloproteinases-2/9 (MMPs-2/9) and tissue metalloproteinase inhibitor-2 (TIMP-2) in vivo on both, molecular and immunohistochemical levels, and in both, IH tissues and in the serum of IH patients, and relates the obtained results to the tumor's biology and systemic propranolol treatment...
June 3, 2017: Immunobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595750/the-tnf-%C3%AE-of-mast-cells-induces-pro-inflammatory-responses-during-infection-with-acinetobacter-baumannii
#4
Takane Kikuchi-Ueda, Go Kamoshida, Tsuneyuki Ubagai, Ryuichi Nakano, Akiyo Nakano, Teruo Akuta, Kenji Hikosaka, Shigeru Tansho-Nagakawa, Hirotoshi Kikuchi, Yasuo Ono
Mast cells serve important roles as sentinels against bacterial infection by secreting mediators stored in granules. Much of their effectiveness depends upon recruiting and/or modulating other immune cells. The location of mast cells implies that they recognize pathogens invading tissues or mucosal tissues. Acinetobacter baumannii is a gram-negative bacterium that is considered an emerging nosocomial pathogen and causes a wide range of infections associated with high morbidity and mortality. To date, the interaction of A...
May 30, 2017: Immunobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619539/systemic-immunological-changes-in-patients-with-distinct-clinical-outcomes-during-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-infection
#5
Tatiane Figueiredo Morais-Papini, Jordana Grazziela Alves Coelho-Dos-Reis, Ana Paula Barbosa Wendling, Lis Ribeiro do Vale Antonelli, Pryscilla Fanini Wowk, Vânia Luiza Deperon Bonato, Valéria Maria Augusto, Silvana Elói-Santos, Olindo Assis Martins-Filho, Cláudia Martins Carneiro, Andréa Teixeira-Carvalho
BACKGROUND: The lung lesions in an individual infected with tuberculosis (TB) are surprisingly variable and independent of each other. However, there is no circulating biomarker yet able to segregate patients according to the extent of lung lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, the phenotypic and functional profile of leukocytes of patients with active pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) and controls (CO) were fully scrutinized by immunophenotyping assays and in vitro short-term whole blood culture...
May 26, 2017: Immunobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578917/stat3-inhibition-by-sta21-increases-cell-surface-expression-of-micb-and-the-release-of-soluble-micb-by-gastric-adenocarcinoma-cells
#6
Macarena Garrido-Tapia, Carolina J Hernández, Gabriel Ascui, Karina Kramm, Marcela Morales, Valentina Ga Rate, Roberto Zúñiga, Marco Bustamante, Juan Carlos Aguillón, Diego Catala N, Carolina H Ribeiro, Mari A Carmen Molina
NKG2D is an activating receptor expressed on NK cells that binds to a variety of ligands, including MICA and MICB. These cell surface glycoproteins are overexpressed under cellular transformation, thus playing an important role in cell-mediated immune response to tumors. STAT3 is a transcription factor that is constitutively active in cancer. It negatively regulates MICA expression on target cells, while its inhibition enhances NK cell cytotoxicity against tumors. In this work, we aimed to describe the effect of STAT3 signaling inhibition by STA21 on the regulation of MICB expression in gastric adenocarcinoma cells and its effect on the cytotoxic function of NK cells...
May 23, 2017: Immunobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554684/ovarian-hormones-in-innate-inflammation
#7
Alexandra Stubelius, Annica Andersson, Ulrika Islander, Hans Carlsten
AIM: A more vigorous immune system activation is generally seen in women as compared to men. The reasons for these differences are still not understood. By investigating the immune-regulatory role of estrogens, we have previously shown that estradiol (E2) can regulate and ameliorate rheumatoid arthritis models. The aim of this study was to elucidate the role of ovariectomy (ovx) and estradiol (E2) in innate immune responses. METHODS: Female mice were ovx or sham operated...
August 2017: Immunobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552268/characterization-of-bip-protein-of-g-lamblia-as-a-potential-immunogen-in-a-mouse-infection-model
#8
Gloria Lopez-Romero, Thania Garzon, Raul Rascon, Alejandra Valdez, Jael Quintero, Aldo A Arvizu-Flores, Adriana Garibay-Escobar, Lucila Rascon, Humberto Astiazarán-García, Carlos Velazquez
Giardia lamblia is a protozoan parasite that causes one of the most common gastrointestinal diseases worldwide. To eliminate the parasite from the host intestine, it is necessary the activation of B-cell and T-cell dependent mechanisms. The knowledge about Giardia antigens that can stimulate the host immune response is limited. Recently, it has been described the Binding Immunoglobulin Protein (BIP) of G. lamblia (71kDa) as a potential immunogen. Additionally, our group has identified a highly immunogenic antigen (5G8 protein) of G...
August 2017: Immunobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551079/adhesion-attenuates-respiratory-burst-induced-by-different-modes-of-triggering-in-resting-or-lps-primed-neutrophils
#9
Terukazu Sanui, Masaaki Takeshita, Takao Fukuda, Urara Tanaka, Rehab Alshargabi, Yoshitomi Aida, Fusanori Nishimura
The effects of adherence on neutrophil superoxide anion (O2(-)) generation triggered by surface, soluble ligand, or adherence were studied. Resting-neutrophils adhered to the uncoated tubes resulting in O2(-) generation, but not on plasma-, fibrinogen-, vitronectin-, fibronectin-, laminin-, collagen-, or poly HEMA-coated surfaces. Enhanced N-formyl-methionyl-leucyl-phenylalanine (fMLP)-stimulated O2(-) generation by LPS-primed-neutrophils was induced by the incubation on plasma, fibrinogen, vitronectin, fibronectin, or laminin in the absence of Mg(2+)...
August 2017: Immunobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551078/effects-of-a-tissue-selective-estrogen-complex-on-b-lymphopoiesis-and-b-cell-function
#10
Jauquline Nordqvist, Angelina Bernardi, Ulrika Islander, Hans Carlsten
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: 17β-estradiol (E2) has major effects on the immune system. It induces thymic atrophy, inhibits both T and B lymphopoiesis and stimulates antibody production treatment with E2 has protective effects on the skeleton but is associated with negative side effects in reproductive organs. A tissue-selective estrogen complex (TSEC) comprise of estrogens combined with a selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM). TSEC therapy displays the bone-protective effects of estrogen, while the negative side effects on reproductive organs are blocked by the SERM...
August 2017: Immunobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545810/thymic-stromal-lymphopoietin-and-apocynin-alter-the-expression-of-airway-remodeling-factors-in-human-rhinovirus-infected-cells
#11
Joanna Wieczfinska, Rafal Pawliczak
Airway remodeling is a characteristic of bronchial asthma. The process involves the expression of many genes, such as transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-β), tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases (TIMP-1), MMP and arginase. Human rhinovirus (HRV) is known to cause asthma exacerbations, and viral infections might be involved in the development of airway remodeling. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the influence of HRV on the genes involved in airway remodeling and to examine the impact of thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) and contribution of oxidative stress on airway remodeling in the context of HRV infection...
August 2017: Immunobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545809/macrophage-specific-nanotechnology-driven-cd163-overexpression-in-human-macrophages-results-in-an-m2-phenotype-under-inflammatory-conditions
#12
Perla Abigail Alvarado-Vazquez, Laura Bernal, Candler A Paige, Rachel L Grosick, Carolina Moracho Vilrriales, David Wilson Ferreira, Cristina Ulecia-Morón, E Alfonso Romero-Sandoval
M1 macrophages release proinflammatory factors during inflammation. They transit to an M2 phenotype and release anti-inflammatory factors to resolve inflammation. An imbalance in the transition from M1 to M2 phenotype in macrophages contributes to the development of persistent inflammation. CD163, a member of the scavenger receptor cysteine-rich family, is an M2 macrophage marker. The functional role of CD163 during the resolution of inflammation is not completely known. We postulate that CD163 contributes to the transition from M1 to M2 phenotype in macrophages...
August 2017: Immunobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545808/the-absence-of-tnf-permits-myeloid-arginase-1-expression-in-experimental-l-monocytogenes-infection
#13
Xinying Li, A Bruce Lyons, Gregory M Woods, Heinrich Körner
During an immune response inflammatory macrophages with their wide variety of effector mechanisms including the expression of inducible nitric oxide synthase play an important part in the defense against invading pathogens. The inflammatory phenotype requires the presence of TNF which suppresses alternative activation. In the bacterial Listeria monocytogenes infection model inflammatory macrophages are crucial for protection. After infection, TNF-deficient hosts have a similar number of splenic macrophages but die rapidly...
August 2017: Immunobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526484/regulation-of-cacybp-sip-expression-by-nfat1-transcription-factor
#14
Beata Kądziołka, Wiesława Leśniak, Anna Filipek
In this work we have shown that NFAT1 transcription factor is involved in the regulation of CacyBP/SIP expression. We have demonstrated, by applying Western blot, RT-PCR and luciferase assay that the level of CacyBP/SIP increases upon NFAT1 overexpression. Moreover, inhibition or stimulation of NFAT transcriptional activity exerts a corresponding effect on the expression of CacyBP/SIP gene. Furthermore, EMSA and chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) assay have shown that NFAT1 binds to its specific binding sites within the CacyBP/SIP gene...
August 2017: Immunobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623964/editorial-to-eemds-krakow-2015
#15
EDITORIAL
Maciek Siedlar, Karolina Bukowska-Strakova
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Immunobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578934/reprint-of-microrna-profiling-of-human-intermediate-monocytes
#16
Adam M Zawada, Lu Zhang, Insa E Emrich, Kyrill S Rogacev, Nicolas Krezdorn, Björn Rotter, Danilo Fliser, Yvan Devaux, Loems Ziegler-Heitbrock, Gunnar H Heine
Among the three human monocyte subsets, intermediate CD14++CD16+ monocytes have been characterized as particularly proinflammatory cells in experimental studies and as potential biomarkers of cardiovascular risk in clinical cohorts. To further substantiate the distinct role of intermediate monocytes within human monocyte heterogeneity, we assessed subset-specific expression of miRNAs as central epigenetic regulators of gene expression. We hypothesized that intermediate monocytes have a distinct miRNA profile compared to classical and non-classical monocytes...
June 2017: Immunobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576353/reprint-of-heme-oxygenase-1-affects-granulopoiesis-in-mice-through-control-of-myelocyte-proliferation
#17
Karolina Bukowska-Strakova, Maciej Ciesla, Krzysztof Szade, Witold Norbert Nowak, Robert Straka, Agata Szade, Malgorzata Tyszka-Czochara, Karolina Najder, Anna Konturek, Maciej Siedlar, Jozef Dulak, Alicja Jozkowicz
Heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) is stress-inducible, cytoprotective enzyme degrading heme to carbon monoxide (CO), biliverdin and Fe(2+). We showed that HO-1 knock-out mice (HO-1(-/-)) have a twofold higher level of granulocytes than wild type (WT) mice, despite decreased concentration of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) in the blood and reduced surface expression of G-CSF receptor on the hematopoietic precursors. This suggests the effect of HO-1 on granulopoiesis. Here we aimed to determine the stage of granulopoiesis regulated by HO-1...
June 2017: Immunobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576352/reprint-of-alterations-of-trim21-mrna-expression-during-monocyte-maturation
#18
Marzena Lenart, Magdalena Rutkowska-Zapała, Rafał Szatanek, Kazimierz Węglarczyk, Małgorzata Stec, Karolina Bukowska-Strakova, Anna Gruca, Jarosław Czyż, Maciej Siedlar
Tripartite motif-containing protein 21 (TRIM21) play a dual role in the cytoplasm of the cells where it facilitates destruction of some antibody-coated viruses and some bacteria, and initiates synthesis of proinflammatory cytokines. Macrophages and CD16(+) monocyte subset can particularly participate in a proinflammatory response caused by viral infection, however, the molecular mechanisms underlying these processes are not fully understood. The aim of this study was to determine the level of TRIM21-mRNA expression in monocyte subsets including: classical (CD14(++)CD16(-)), intermediate (CD14(++)CD16(+)) and non-classical (CD14(+)CD16(++)) monocytes, as well as during in vitro differentiation of the isolated monocytes towards dendritic cells or macrophages...
June 2017: Immunobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552269/reprint-of-the-non-mammalian-mif-superfamily
#19
REVIEW
Amanda Sparkes, Patrick De Baetselier, Kim Roelants, Carl De Trez, Stefan Magez, Jo A Van Ginderachter, Geert Raes, Richard Bucala, Benoît Stijlemans
Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) was first described as a cytokine 50 years ago, and emerged in mammals as a pleiotropic protein with pro-inflammatory, chemotactic, and growth-promoting activities. In addition, MIF has gained substantial attention as a pivotal upstream mediator of innate and adaptive immune responses and with pathologic roles in several diseases. Of less importance in mammals is an intrinsic but non-physiologic enzymatic activity that points to MIF's evolution from an ancient defense molecule...
June 2017: Immunobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132721/hepatic-interleukin-6-production-is-maintained-during-endotoxin-tolerance-and-facilitates-lipid-accumulation
#20
Anna Dembek, Stephan Laggai, Sonja M Kessler, Beate Czepukojc, Yvette Simon, Alexandra K Kiemer, Jessica Hoppstädter
Gut-derived bacterial endotoxins, such as lipopolysaccharide (LPS), contribute to the pathogenesis of steatosis and steatohepatitis by activating Kupffer cells, the resident liver macrophages. Exposure of macrophages to low doses of LPS causes hyporesponsiveness upon subsequent endotoxin challenge, a phenomenon termed endotoxin or LPS tolerance. In the present study, we aimed to examine whether LPS-induced lipid accumulation is affected by endotoxin tolerance. LPS pretreatment reduced the expression of proinflammatory mediators upon subsequent high-dose LPS treatment in murine livers...
June 2017: Immunobiology
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