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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822075/recycling-endosomes-in-human-cytotoxic-t-lymphocytes-constitute-an-auxiliary-intracellular-trafficking-pathway-for-newly-synthesized-perforin
#1
Kelsey Lesteberg, Jordan Orange, George Makedonas
Although cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) store perforin within cytoplasmic secretory granules for immediate use, perforin is synthesized anew within hours of TCR stimulation. Previously, we observed new perforin protein at an immunologic synapse independent of secretory lysosomes; herein, we aimed to determine how new perforin transits to the synapse if not via lytic granules. We analyzed antigen-specific human CTLs via imaging flow cytometry and high-resolution confocal microscopy, with attention to intracellular trafficking components and new perforin...
August 18, 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808940/plasma-alpha-l-fucosidase-activity-in-chronic-inflammation-and-autoimmune-disorders-in-a-pediatric-cohort-of-hospitalized-patients
#2
Ildikó Endreffy, Geir Bjørklund, László Szerafin, Salvatore Chirumbolo, Mauricio A Urbina, Emőke Endreffy
Human α-fucosidase (EC 3.2.1.51) is an enzyme (hydrolase) of particular biological and medical interest, as the inherited deficiency in its activity leads to fucosidosis, a pathology belonging to severe glycoprotein lysosomal storage disorders. Although its importance has increased in latest years, data about its plasma level in children with inflammatory disorders are still lacking. In the present study, plasma activity of α-L-fucosidase-1 (FUCA-1) and its potential association with chronic inflammatory pathologies was evaluated in hospitalized individuals, both pediatric and adult ones...
August 14, 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28786023/siglec-7-expression-is-reduced-on-a-natural-killer-nk-cell-subset-of-obese-humans
#3
Philip Rosenstock, Rüdiger Horstkorte, Vinayaga Srinivasan Gnanapragassam, Jörg Harth, Heike Kielstein
Obesity leads to an altered adipocytokine production negatively effecting the function of natural killer cells (NK cells), which are important effector cells of the innate immune system. NK cells provide a defence against tumour cells or virus infected cells and have different activating and inhibitory surface receptors to distinguish between normal and transformed cells. One group of the inhibitory receptors are the sialic acid-binding immunoglobulin-like lectins (Siglecs). The aim of this study was to compare the expression of Siglecs-7, -9 and -10 on NK cells from normal weight and obese subjects...
August 7, 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766095/signaling-interactions-predicted-by-the-tritope-model-of-the-tcr
#4
REVIEW
Melvin Cohn
As the data accumulates, it becomes obvious that the Standard Model of TCR structure-function relationships is in jeopardy. The proposed Tritope model has become more meaningful and, in any case, is richer in prediction and explanation. This is illustrated here by using the signaling interactions of the TCR as examples. An unsuspected signaling pathway for positive selection, and for alloreactivity, is predicted. Further, crucial data needed to elucidate the structural elements that distinguish signaling for restrictive- versus allo-reactivity are identified...
August 1, 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762199/age-dependent-alterations-in-serum-cytokines-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cell-cytokine-production-natural-killer-cell-activity-and-prostaglandin-f2%C3%AE
#5
Dong Hee Lee, Minkyung Kim, Minjoo Kim, Young Ju Lee, Hye Jin Yoo, Sang-Hyun Lee, Jong Ho Lee
This study aimed to determine age-dependent alterations in serum cytokines, peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) cytokine production, natural killer (NK) cell activity, and urinary 8-epi-prostaglandin F2α (PGF2α). Nine hundred eighty-seven healthy and nonobese subjects were divided into five age groups: 20-34 (group 1), 35-44 (group 2), 45-54 (group 3), 55-64 (group 4), and 65-80 (group 5) years of age. After adjusting for BMI, sex, and smoking and drinking status, serum interferon (IFN)-γ levels decreased in groups 3, 4, and 5 compared with those in groups 1 and 2...
July 31, 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748328/potential-therapeutic-use-of-il-37-a-key-suppressor-of-innate-immunity-and-allergic-immune-responses-mediated-by-mast-cells
#6
REVIEW
Pio Conti, Francesco Carinci, Gianfranco Lessiani, Enrico Spinas, Spyridon K Kritas, Gianpaolo Ronconi, Alessandro Caraffa, Theoharis C Theoharides
The host response to either exogenous or endogenous insults produces a series of changes, characterized by alterations in immunological functions and generation of mediators called cytokines which include the interleukin-1 (IL-1) family members. IL-1 acts as a hormone mediating the host responses to infection and inflammation. Blocking inflammatory IL-1 family members can be effective against inflammatory disorders, including allergies. IL-37, (formerly IL-1 family member 7), emerges as an inhibitor of innate and adaptive immunity by reducing circulating and organ cytokine levels...
July 26, 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744806/interleukin-10-production-and-t-cell-suppressive-capacity-in-b-cell-subsets-from-atherosclerotic-apoe-mice
#7
Héctor Rincón-Arévalo, Janny Villa-Pulgarín, Jorge Tabares, Mauricio Rojas, Gloria Vásquez, José R Ramírez-Pineda, Diana Castaño, Lina M Yassin
The evidence regarding the role of regulatory B cells (Breg) in atherosclerosis are scarce, and there are contradictory data about their atheroprotective properties. Due to the demonstrated protective function of Breg in different inflammatory diseases mainly through interleukin-10 (IL-10) production, the knowledge of their participation in atherosclerosis immunopathology would be very valuable. To further study which B cell subsets participate in IL-10 production and their regulatory role, splenocytes from apolipoprotein-E-deficient mice were evaluated by ex vivo and in vitro cultures...
July 25, 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752199/thymus-vulgaris-l-and-thymol-assist-murine-macrophages-raw-264-7-in-the-control-of-in-vitro-infections-by-staphylococcus-aureus-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-and-candida-albicans
#8
Jonatas Rafael de Oliveira, Leandro Wagner Figueira, Fábia Lugli Sper, Vanessa Marques Meccatti, Samira Esteves Afonso Camargo, Luciane Dias de Oliveira
Microorganisms are capable to combat defense cells by means of strategies that contribute to their stabilization and proliferation in invaded tissues. Frequently antimicrobial-resistant strains appear; therefore, alternative methods to control them must be investigated, for example, the use of plant products. The capacity of the thyme extract (Thymus vulgaris L.) and phytocompound thymol in the control of in vitro infections by Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Candida albicans in murine macrophages (RAW 264...
August 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741259/adoptive-transfer-of-autoimmune-splenic-dendritic-cells-to-lupus-prone-mice-triggers-a-b-lymphocyte-humoral-response
#9
Daniela Sauma, Natalia Crisóstomo, Camila Fuentes, María Alejandra Gleisner, Yessia Hidalgo, María José Fuenzalida, Mario Rosemblatt, María Rosa Bono
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease characterized by increased autoantibody production that leads to multiple tissue injuries. Dendritic cells (DCs) are important orchestrators of immune responses and key components in fine-tuning the balance between tolerance and immunity. However, their role in autoimmune disorders such as SLE remains uncertain. We analyzed the contribution of DCs in triggering SLE by adoptively transferring splenic DCs from aged autoimmune [NZB×NZW]F1 (BWF1) mice to young healthy BWF1 mice...
August 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741258/polymorphisms-in-mirna-genes-and-their-involvement-in-autoimmune-diseases-susceptibility
#10
REVIEW
Andrea Latini, Cinzia Ciccacci, Giuseppe Novelli, Paola Borgiani
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNA molecules that negatively regulate the expression of multiple protein-encoding genes at the post-transcriptional level. MicroRNAs are involved in different pathways, such as cellular proliferation and differentiation, signal transduction and inflammation, and play crucial roles in the development of several diseases, such as cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases. They have recently been recognized to play a role also in the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases...
August 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710703/igg4-related-disease-involving-polyserous-effusions-with-elevated-serum-interleukin-6-levels-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#11
Xiang Tong, Min Bai, Weiya Wang, Qingbing Han, Panwen Tian, Hong Fan
Immunoglobulin G4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is a recently described immune-mediated fibroinflammatory disease with a characteristic histopathologic appearance that can affect various organs. We report a 43-year-old Chinese female patient with IgG4-RD involving polyserous effusions with reports of worsening exertional dyspnea for 3 months. Laboratory blood tests revealed that serum interleukin (IL)-6, carbohydrate antigens (CA-199 and CA-125), and alpha-fetoprotein levels were significantly increased, but serum IgG4 levels were normal...
August 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707126/estrogen-receptor-alpha-gene-esr1-polymorphism-and-its-interaction-with-smoking-and-drinking-contribute-to-susceptibility-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#12
Aihong Zhou, Xin Liu, Tao Xia, Fang Li, Jibo Wang, Jun Li
The aim of this study is to investigate the association of estrogen receptor alpha gene (ESR1) polymorphisms, additional gene-gene, and gene-environment interaction with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) risk. SNPStats (available online at http://bioinfo.iconcologia.net/SNPstats ) was used to investigate the Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium (HWE) in controls and association between SNP and SLE risk. Generalized multifactor dimensionality reduction (GMDR) was used to screen the interactions among SNPs and environmental risk factors; SLE risk was significantly higher in carriers of rs2234693 C allele than those with TT (TC + CC versus TT), adjusted OR (95%CI) = 1...
August 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660480/dendritic-cell-based-immunotherapy-a-basic-review-and-recent-advances
#13
REVIEW
João Constantino, Célia Gomes, Amílcar Falcão, Bruno Miguel Neves, Maria Teresa Cruz
Dendritic cells (DCs) are considered a very promising arm to activate the immune system in immunotherapeutic strategies against cancer. DCs are the most powerful antigen-presenting cells (APCs), being highly efficient at generating robust immune responses. They are also considered the center of the immune system, since they provide a crucial link between both innate and adaptive immune responses. Thus, DC-based cancer immunotherapy aims to take advantage of these unique characteristics of DCs to better fight cancer...
August 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653285/innate-defense-regulator-idr-1018-activates-human-mast-cells-through-g-protein-phospholipase-c-mapk-and-nf-%C3%A4-b-sensitive-pathways
#14
Kensuke Yanashima, Panjit Chieosilapatham, Eri Yoshimoto, Ko Okumura, Hideoki Ogawa, François Niyonsaba
Host defense (antimicrobial) peptides not only display antimicrobial activities against numerous pathogens but also exert a broader spectrum of immune-modulating functions. Innate defense regulators (IDRs) are a class of host defense peptides synthetically developed from natural or endogenous cationic host defense peptides. Of the IDRs developed to date, IDR-1018 is more efficient not only in killing bacteria but also in regulating the various functions of macrophages and neutrophils and accelerating the wound healing process...
August 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646409/neuroprotective-effects-of-g-csf-administration-in-microglia-mediated-reactive-t-cell-activation-in-vitro
#15
Wei Peng
G-CSF is a growth factor that has known neuroprotective effects in a variety of experimental brain injury models. As both antigen-presenting microglia and reactive T cells are key components in the development and progression of EAE, the aim of this study is to investigate the neuroprotective effects of recombinant human G-CSF, as administered in microglia-mediated reactive T cell assay in vitro. Our results indicate that G-CSF treatment has no apparent effect for the resting un-activated microglia. G-CSF pre-protection of microglia increased protective cytokine IL-4 production and effectively inhibited the productions of NO and other inflammatory mediators (IFN-γ, TNF-α, IL-1β, IL-17, and chemokine MCP-1) after LPS stimulation...
August 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612255/il-27-regulates-the-adherence-proliferation-and-migration-of-mscs-and-enhances-their-regulatory-effects-on-th1-and-th2-subset-generations
#16
Fenghuang Xu, Junzhu Yi, Zhuoya Wang, Yejia Hu, Chunlei Han, Qun Xue, Xueguang Zhang, Xiying Luan
Interleukin 27 (IL-27) regulates T cell function and is involved in inflammation. It has been reported that human placenta-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (hPMSCs) can inhibit T cell responses and attenuate inflammation reactions. However, it is unclear whether IL-27 can regulate hPMSC function. Here, we examined the effects of IL-27 upon adherence, migration, and proliferation as well as the immunomodulatory effects of hPMSCs. The results show that IL-27 receptor α chain (IL-27Rα) is expressed in hPMSCs...
August 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573424/vitamin-d-inhibits-the-staphylococcal-enterotoxin-b-induced-expression-of-tumor-necrosis-factor-in-microglial-cells
#17
Jinggui He, Xiyun Guo, Zhi-Qiang Liu, Ping-Chang Yang, Shaobo Yang
Microglial cells play a crucial role in inflammatory responses in neural tissue. Vitamin D (VitD3) deficiency is associated with the pathogenesis of inflammation. Staphylococcal enterotoxin B (SEB) is a superantigen and can initiate inflammation. This study tests a hypothesis that VitD3 deficiency upregulates the expression of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) in microglial cells. Microglial cells were isolated from the mouse brain. The microglial cells were cultured in the presence or absence of VitD3 or/and SEB...
August 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508945/clinical-efficacy-of-percutaneous-cryoablation-combined-with-allogenic-nk-cell-immunotherapy-for-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#18
Mao Lin, Shu-Zhen Liang, Xiao-Hua Wang, Ying-Qing Liang, Ming-Jie Zhang, Li-Zhi Niu, Ji-Bing Chen, Hai-Bo Li, Ke-Cheng Xu
In this study, the safety and clinical efficacy of cryosurgery combined with allogenic NK cell immunotherapy for the treatment of advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) were evaluated. From July 2016 to March 2017, we enrolled 60 patients who met the enrollment criteria and divided them into two groups: (1) the simple cryoablation group (n = 30) and (2) the cryoablation combined with allogenic NK cell group (n = 30). The changes in immune function, quality of life, and clinical response were evaluated...
August 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488090/pathogenesis-of-systemic-sclerosis-current-concept-and-emerging-treatments
#19
REVIEW
Masutaka Furue, Chikage Mitoma, Hiroki Mitoma, Gaku Tsuji, Takahito Chiba, Takeshi Nakahara, Hiroshi Uchi, Takafumi Kadono
Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is an intractable multifaceted disease with high mortality. Although its pathogenesis is not fully understood, recent studies have advanced our knowledge on SSc. The cardinal pathological features of SSc are autoimmunity, vasculopathy, and fibrosis. The B cells in SSc are constitutively activated and lead to the production of a plethora of autoantibodies, such as anti-topoisomerase I and anti-centromere antibodies. In addition to these autoantibodies, which are valuable for diagnostic criteria or biomarkers, many other autoantibodies targeting endothelial cells, including endothelin type A receptor and angiotensin II type I receptor, are known to be functional and induce activation or apoptosis of endothelial cells...
August 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478499/the-levels-of-dngr-1-and-its-ligand-bearing-cells-were-altered-after-human-and-simian-immunodeficiency-virus-infection
#20
Wen-Rong Yao, Dong Li, Lei Yu, Feng-Jie Wang, Hui Xing, Gui-Bo Yang
Dendritic cell NK lectin Group Receptor-1 (DNGR-1), also known as C-type lectin domain family 9, member A (CLEC9A), is a member of C-type lectin receptor superfamily expressed primarily on dendritic cells (DC) that excel in cross-presentation of exogenous antigens. To find out whether and how it is affected in human immunodeficiency virus infections or acquired immunodeficiency syndromes (HIV/AIDS), DNGR-1 expression and DNGR-1-binding cells in simian/human immunodeficiency virus (SHIV) and simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV)-infected rhesus macaques and antiretroviral therapy (ART)-treated AIDS patients were examined by real-time RT-PCR, flow cytometry, and confocal microscopy...
August 2017: Immunologic Research
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