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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810829/blocking-il-10-signalling-at-the-time-of-immunization-does-not-increase-unwanted-side-effects-in-mice
#1
Guoying Ni, Zaowen Liao, Shu Chen, Tianfang Wang, Jianwei Yuan, Xuan Pan, Kate Mounsey, Shelley Cavezza, Xiaosong Liu, Ming Q Wei
BACKGROUND: Cancer therapeutic vaccine induced cytotoxic T cell (CTL) responses are pivotal for the killing of tumour cells. Blocking interleukin 10 (IL-10) signalling at the time of immunization increases vaccine induced CTL responses and improves prevention of tumour growth in animal models compared to immunization without an IL-10 signalling blockade. Therefore, this immunization strategy may have potential to curtail cancer in a clinical setting. However, IL-10 deficiency leads to autoimmune disease in the gut...
August 15, 2017: BMC Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747172/characteristics-of-the-specific-humoral-response-in-patients-with-advanced-solid-tumors-after-active-immunotherapy-with-a-vegf-vaccine-at-different-antigen-doses-and-using-two-distinct-adjuvants
#2
Javier Sánchez Ramírez, Yanelys Morera Díaz, Mónica Bequet-Romero, Francisco Hernández-Bernal, Katty-Hind Selman-Housein Bernal, Ana de la Torre Santos, Eduardo Rafael Santiesteban Álvarez, Yenima Martín Bauta, Cimara H Bermúdez Badell, Josué de la Torre Pupo, Jorge V Gavilondo, Marta Ayala Avila
BACKGROUND: CIGB-247, a VSSP-adjuvanted VEGF-based vaccine, was evaluated in a phase I clinical trial in patients with advanced solid tumors (CENTAURO). Vaccination with the maximum dose of antigen showed an excellent safety profile, exhibited the highest immunogenicity and was the only one showing a reduction on platelet VEGF bioavailability. However, this antigen dose level did not achieve a complete seroconversion rate in vaccinated patients. These clinical results led us to the question whether a "reserve" of untapped immune response potential against VEGF could exist in cancer patients...
July 26, 2017: BMC Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724400/detection-of-il-9-producing-t-cells-in-the-pbmcs-of-allergic-asthmatic-patients
#3
Lei Jia, Ying Wang, Jiangping Li, Sha Li, Yannan Zhang, Juan Shen, Weiping Tan, Changyou Wu
BACKGROUND: Interleukin-9 (IL-9) was reported as an active participant in the pathogenesis of allergic asthma. This study aimed to investigate the major source ofIL-9 and its effect on interferon γ (IFN-γ) and immunoglobulin (Ig) secretion by B cells. METHODS: We isolated peripheral blood mononuclear cells from children with allergic asthma and healthy children. IL-9, IL-4 and IFN-γ expression were detected by ELISA, ELISpot and Flowcytometry. Expression of transcription factor PU...
July 19, 2017: BMC Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716125/mercury-alters-endogenous-phosphorylation-profiles-of-syk-in-murine-b-cells
#4
Joseph A Caruso, Nicholas Carruthers, Namhee Shin, Randal Gill, Paul M Stemmer, Allen Rosenspire
BACKGROUND: Epidemiological evidence and animal models suggest that exposure to low and non-neurotoxic concentrations of mercury may contribute to idiosyncratic autoimmune disease. Since defects in function and signaling in B cells are often associated with autoimmunity, we investigated whether mercury exposure might alter B cell responsiveness to self-antigens by interfering with B cell receptor (BCR) signal transduction. In this study we determined the effects of mercury on the protein tyrosine kinase SYK, a critical protein involved in regulation of the BCR signaling pathway...
July 17, 2017: BMC Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687069/%C3%AE-%C3%AE-tfh-cells-promote-b-cell-maturation-and-antibody-production-in-neuroblastoma
#5
Wenjun Mou, Wei Han, Xiaoli Ma, Xiaolin Wang, Hong Qin, Wen Zhao, Xiaoya Ren, Xi Chen, Wei Yang, Haiyan Cheng, Xisi Wang, Hui Zhang, Xin Ni, Huanmin Wang, Jingang Gui
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have shown that γδ TFH cells are capable of modulating antibody production in immunized and infected mouse model. In recent studies, human γδ TFH cells are shown to contribute to the activation of humoral immunity and promote the maturation of B cells. However, little information is available on their involvement in neuroblastoma (NB) pathogenesis. RESULTS: In the present study, the frequency of γδ TFH cells in 74 NB patients was significantly higher compared with that in 60 healthy controls...
July 7, 2017: BMC Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651553/ig-and-tr-single-chain-fragment-variable-scfv-sequence-analysis-a-new-advanced-functionality-of-imgt-v-quest-and-imgt-highv-quest
#6
Véronique Giudicelli, Patrice Duroux, Sofia Kossida, Marie-Paule Lefranc
BACKGROUND: IMGT®, the international ImMunoGeneTics information system® ( http://www.imgt.org ), was created in 1989 in Montpellier, France (CNRS and Montpellier University) to manage the huge and complex diversity of the antigen receptors, and is at the origin of immunoinformatics, a science at the interface between immunogenetics and bioinformatics. Immunoglobulins (IG) or antibodies and T cell receptors (TR) are managed and described in the IMGT® databases and tools at the level of receptor, chain and domain...
June 26, 2017: BMC Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651547/autoantibodies-against-baff-april-or-il21-an-alternative-pathogenesis-for-antibody-deficiencies
#7
Marian-Christopher Pott, Natalie Frede, Jennifer Wanders, Lennart Hammarström, Erik-Oliver Glocker, Cristina Glocker, Fariba Tahami, Bodo Grimbacher
BACKGROUND: The ability of anti-cytokine antibodies to play a disease-causing role in the pathogenesis of immunodeficiencies is widely accepted. The aim of this study was to investigate whether autoantibodies against BAFF (important B cell survival signal), APRIL (important plasma cell survival signal), or Interleukin-21 (important cytokine for immunoglobulin class switch) present an alternative mechanism for the development of the following primary antibody deficiencies (PADs): common variable immune deficiency (CVID) or selective IgA deficiency (sIgAD)...
June 26, 2017: BMC Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646856/the-imbalance-of-th17-treg-cells-is-involved-in-the-progression-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-mice
#8
Beihui He, Liyan Wu, Wei Xie, Yitong Shao, Jianping Jiang, Zhenzhong Zhao, Maoxiang Yan, Zhiyun Chen, Dawei Cui
BACKGROUND: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a common, chronic liver disease worldwide. Recent studies have shown that T helper (Th) 17 and regulatory T (Treg) cells play critical roles in various disorders of liver inflammation. Here, we explored the value of polyene phosphatidylcholine capsules (PPC) for regulating the imbalance of Th17/Treg cells in the pathogenesis of mice with NAFLD. METHODS: C57BL/6 mice were randomly divided into three groups as follows:normal diet (ND), high-fat diet (HF),and HF plus PPC(HF + PPC)...
June 24, 2017: BMC Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645246/igmk-paraprotein-from-gammopathy-patient-can-bind-to-cardiolipin-and-interfere-with-coagulation-assay-a-case-report
#9
Xin-Yao Wu, Yu-Feng Yin, Jia-Lin Teng, Li-Wei Zhang, Cheng-de Yang
BACKGROUND: The monoclonal gammopathies are a group of plasma-cell proliferative disorders characterized by the secretion of monoclonal immunoglobulin (M protein or paraprotein). Some rare cases have revealed the specific affinity of paraprotein as autoantibody. Here we report a patient with monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) accompanied by a remarkable increase of anticardiolipin antibody (aCL) and an extensively decreased coagulation factor activity, however, without any clinical signs of antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) and bleeding...
June 23, 2017: BMC Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681706/a-theoretical-model-of-the-west-nile-virus-survival-data
#10
James K Peterson, Alison M Kesson, Nicholas J C King
BACKGROUND: In this work, we develop a theoretical model that explains the survival data in West Nile Virus infection. RESULTS: We build a model based on three cell populations in an infected host; the collateral damage cells, the infected dividing cell, and the infected non-dividing cells. T cell-mediated lysis of each of these populations is dependent on the level of MHC-1 upregulation, which is different in the two infected cell populations, interferon-gamma and free virus levels...
June 21, 2017: BMC Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681705/a-model-of-auto-immune-response
#11
James K Peterson, Alison M Kesson, Nicholas J C King
BACKGROUND: In this work, we develop a theoretical model of an auto immune response. This is based on modifications of standard second messenger trigger models using both signalling pathways and diffusion and a macro level dynamic systems approximation to the response of a triggering agent such as a virus, bacteria or environmental toxin. RESULTS: We show that there, in general, will be self damage effects whenever the triggering agent's effect on the host can be separated into two distinct classes of cell populations...
June 21, 2017: BMC Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681704/experimental-validation-of-the-rate-tool-for-inferring-hla-restrictions-of-t-cell-epitopes
#12
Sinu Paul, Cecilia S Lindestam Arlehamn, Veronique Schulten, Luise Westernberg, John Sidney, Bjoern Peters, Alessandro Sette
BACKGROUND: The RATE tool was recently developed to computationally infer the HLA restriction of given epitopes from immune response data of HLA typed subjects without additional cumbersome experimentation. RESULTS: Here, RATE was validated using experimentally defined restriction data from a set of 191 tuberculosis-derived epitopes and 63 healthy individuals with MTB infection from the Western Cape Region of South Africa. Using this experimental dataset, the parameters utilized by the RATE tool to infer restriction were optimized, which included relative frequency (RF) of the subjects responding to a given epitope and expressing a given allele as compared to the general test population and the associated p-value in a Fisher's exact test...
June 21, 2017: BMC Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681703/hybrid-approach-to-model-the-spatial-regulation-of-t-cell-responses
#13
Anass Bouchnita, Gennady Bocharov, Andreas Meyerhans, Vitaly Volpert
BACKGROUND: Moving from the molecular and cellular level to a multi-scale systems understanding of immune responses requires the development of novel approaches to integrate knowledge and data from different biological levels into mechanism-based integrative mathematical models. The aim of our study is to present a methodology for a hybrid modelling of immunological processes in their spatial context. METHODS: A two-level hybrid mathematical model of immune cell migration and interaction integrating cellular and organ levels of regulation for a 2D spatial consideration of idealized secondary lymphoid organs is developed...
June 21, 2017: BMC Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681702/wound-healing-time-to-look-for-intelligent-natural-immunological-approaches
#14
Olivier Garraud, Wael N Hozzein, Gamal Badr
There is now good evidence that cytokines and growth factors are key factors in tissue repair and often exert anti-infective activities. However, engineering such factors for global use, even in the most remote places, is not realistic. Instead, we propose to examine how such factors work and to evaluate the reparative tools generously provided by 'nature.' We used two approaches to address these objectives. The first approach was to reappraise the internal capacity of the factors contributing the most to healing in the body, i...
June 21, 2017: BMC Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633645/generation-of-populations-of-antigen-specific-cytotoxic-t-cells-using-dcs-transfected-with-dna-construct-encoding-her2-neu-tumor-antigen-epitopes
#15
Maria Kuznetsova, Julia Lopatnikova, Julia Khantakova, Rinat Maksyutov, Amir Maksyutov, Sergey Sennikov
BACKGROUND: Recent fundamental and clinical studies have confirmed the effectiveness of utilizing the potential of the immune system to remove tumor cells disseminated in a patient's body. Cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) are considered the main effectors in cell-mediated antitumor immunity. Approaches based on antigen presentation to CTLs by dendritic cells (DCs) are currently being intensively studied, because DCs are more efficient in tumor antigen presentation to T cells through their initiation of strong specific antitumor immune responses than other types of antigen-presenting cells...
June 20, 2017: BMC Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619036/monocyte-differentiation-and-macrophage-priming-are-regulated-differentially-by-pentraxins-and-their-ligands
#16
Darrell Pilling, Elkin Galvis-Carvajal, Tejas R Karhadkar, Nehemiah Cox, Richard H Gomer
BACKGROUND: Circulating bone marrow-derived monocytes can leave the blood, enter a tissue, and differentiate into M1 inflammatory, M2a remodeling/fibrotic, or M2c/Mreg resolving/immune-regulatory macrophages. Macrophages can also convert from one of the above types to another. Pentraxins are secreted proteins that bind to, and promote efficient clearance of, microbial pathogens and cellular debris during infection, inflammation, and tissue damage. The pentraxins C-reactive protein (CRP), serum amyloid P (SAP), and pentraxin-3 (PTX3) can also bind a variety of endogenous ligands...
June 15, 2017: BMC Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558649/long-term-leukocyte-reconstitution-in-nsg-mice-transplanted-with-human-cord-blood-hematopoietic-stem-and-progenitor-cells
#17
Annette Audigé, Mary-Aude Rochat, Duo Li, Sandra Ivic, Audrey Fahrny, Christina K S Muller, Gustavo Gers-Huber, Renier Myburgh, Simon Bredl, Erika Schlaepfer, Alexandra U Scherrer, Stefan P Kuster, Roberto F Speck
BACKGROUND: Humanized mice (hu mice) are based on the transplantation of hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells into immunodeficient mice and have become important pre-clinical models for biomedical research. However, data about their hematopoiesis over time are scarce. We therefore characterized leukocyte reconstitution in NSG mice, which were sublethally irradiated and transplanted with human cord blood-derived CD34+ cells at newborn age, longitudinally in peripheral blood and, for more detailed analyses, cross-sectionally in peripheral blood, spleen and bone marrow at different time points...
May 30, 2017: BMC Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525970/the-immunoregulatory-role-of-alpha-enolase-in-dendritic-cell-function-during-chlamydia-infection
#18
Khamia Ryans, Yusuf Omosun, Danielle N McKeithen, Tankya Simoneaux, Camilla C Mills, Nathan Bowen, Francis O Eko, Carolyn M Black, Joseph U Igietseme, Qing He
BACKGROUND: We have previously reported that interleukin-10 (IL-10) deficient dendritic cells (DCs) are potent antigen presenting cells that induced elevated protective immunity against Chlamydia. To further investigate the molecular and biochemical mechanism underlying the superior immunostimulatory property of IL-10 deficient DCs we performed proteomic analysis on protein profiles from Chlamydia-pulsed wild-type (WT) and IL-10(-/-) DCs to identify differentially expressed proteins with immunomodulatory properties...
May 19, 2017: BMC Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511637/the-cytokine-polymorphisms-affecting-th1-th2-increase-the-susceptibility-to-and-severity-of-chronic-itp
#19
Noriyuki Takahashi, Takayuki Saitoh, Nanami Gotoh, Yasuhiro Nitta, Lobna Alkebsi, Tetsuhiro Kasamatsu, Yusuke Minato, Akihiko Yokohama, Norifumi Tsukamoto, Hiroshi Handa, Hirokazu Murakami
BACKGROUND: T-helper cell type 1 (Th1) polarization in chronic immune thrombocytopenia (cITP) has been reported at the protein and mRNA levels. We evaluated the impact of Th1/Th2 cytokine and cytokine receptor functional polymorphisms on both susceptibility to, and severity of, cITP. We analysed IFN-γ + 874 T/A, IFN-γR -611G/A, IL-4 -590C/T, and IL-4Rα Q576R polymorphisms in 126 cITP patients (male/female: 34/92; median age: 47.7 years) and 202 healthy control donors. Genotyping was determined by PCR and direct sequencing...
May 16, 2017: BMC Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506209/peptides-mimicking-viral-proteins-of-porcine-circovirus-type-2-were-profiled-by-the-spectrum-of-mouse-anti-pcv2-antibodies
#20
Ling-Chu Hung, Cheng-Yao Yang, Ivan-Chen Cheng
BACKGROUND: Porcine circovirus 2 (PCV2) is a small, non-enveloped DNA virus causing swine lymphocyte depletion and severe impact on the swine industry. The aim of this study was to evaluate the antigenicity and immunogenicity of specific peptides, and seeking the potential candidate of PCV2 peptide-based vaccine. It's initiating from peptides reacting with PCV2-infected pig sera and peptide-immunized mouse sera. RESULTS: The data showed that the sera from PCV2-infected pigs could react with the N-terminal (C1), middle region (C2), and C-terminal peptide (C3) of PCV2 capsid protein (CP), ORF3 protein (N1), ORF6 protein (N2) and ORF9 protein (N3)...
May 15, 2017: BMC Immunology
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