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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356069/broad-induction-of-immunoregulatory-mechanisms-after-a-short-course-of-anti-il-7r%C3%AE-antibodies-in-nod-mice
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Cristina Vazquez-Mateo, Justin Collins, Michelle Fleury, Hans Dooms
BACKGROUND: Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease caused by T cell-mediated destruction of the insulin-producing β-cells in the pancreas. Therefore, approaches that effectively halt the pathogenic T cell response are predicted to have preventive or therapeutic benefit for type 1 diabetes patients. We previously demonstrated that long-term blocking of IL-7 signaling, which is critical for the survival and function of T cells, prevented and reversed type 1 diabetes in non-obese diabetic mice...
March 29, 2017: BMC Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351341/impact-of-disease-activity-on-health-related-quality-of-life-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-cross-sectional-analysis-of-the-swiss-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-cohort-study-sscs
#2
Benjamin Chaigne, Carlo Chizzolini, Thomas Perneger, Marten Trendelenburg, Uyen Huynh-Do, Eric Dayer, Thomas Stoll, Johannes von Kempis, Camillo Ribi
BACKGROUND: To assess the impact of disease activity on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS: Cross-sectional study of patients included in the Swiss SLE Cohort Study between April 2007 and June 2014. HRQoL outcomes were based on the Medical Outcome Study Short Form 36 (SF-36). Disease activity was assessed by the SLE Disease Activity Index score with the Safety of Estrogens in SLE National Assessment modification (SELENA-SLEDAI) and by the physican's global assessment (PGA)...
March 28, 2017: BMC Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283017/forkhead-box-transcription-factor-1-affects-the-apoptosis-of-natural-regulatory-t-cells-by-controlling-aven-expression
#3
Zhitao Cai, Hong Liu, Xiongfei Wu
BACKGROUND: Regulatory T (Treg) cells play important roles in autoimmune diseases, cancer, and organ transplantation. Forkhead box protein o1 (Foxo1) and IL-7Rα(CD127) are closely related to the homeostasis of Treg cells. However, the mechanism underlying Treg proliferation and activation remains unclear. Here, we evaluated how the over-expression of Foxo1 affects Treg cell proliferation via intracellular signaling. nTreg cells were transfected separately with Foxo1 and Aven small-interfering RNA (siRNA) or over-expression plasmid...
March 10, 2017: BMC Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270111/an-optimized-ifn-%C3%AE-elispot-assay-for-the-sensitive-and-standardized-monitoring-of-cmv-protein-reactive-effector-cells-of-cell-mediated-immunity
#4
Sascha Barabas, Theresa Spindler, Richard Kiener, Charlotte Tonar, Tamara Lugner, Julia Batzilla, Hanna Bendfeldt, Anne Rascle, Benedikt Asbach, Ralf Wagner, Ludwig Deml
BACKGROUND: In healthy individuals, Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is efficiently controlled by CMV-specific cell-mediated immunity (CMI). Functional impairment of CMI in immunocompromized individuals however can lead to uncontrolled CMV replication and severe clinical complications. Close monitoring of CMV-specific CMI is therefore clinically relevant and might allow a reliable prognosis of CMV disease as well as assist personalized therapeutic decisions. METHODS: Objective of this work was the optimization and technical validation of an IFN-γ ELISpot assay for a standardized, sensitive and reliable quantification of CMV-reactive effector cells...
March 7, 2017: BMC Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270092/validation-of-t-track%C3%A2-cmv-to-assess-the-functionality-of-cytomegalovirus-reactive-cell-mediated-immunity-in-hemodialysis-patients
#5
Bernhard Banas, Carsten A Böger, Gerhard Lückhoff, Bernd Krüger, Sascha Barabas, Julia Batzilla, Mathias Schemmerer, Josef Köstler, Hanna Bendfeldt, Anne Rascle, Ralf Wagner, Ludwig Deml, Joachim Leicht, Bernhard K Krämer
BACKGROUND: Uncontrolled cytomegalovirus (CMV) replication in immunocompromised solid-organ transplant recipients is a clinically relevant issue and an indication of impaired CMV-specific cell-mediated immunity (CMI). Primary aim of this study was to assess the suitability of the immune monitoring tool T-Track® CMV to determine CMV-reactive CMI in a cohort of hemodialysis patients representative of patients eligible for renal transplantation. Positive and negative agreement of T-Track® CMV with CMV serology was examined in 124 hemodialysis patients, of whom 67 (54%) revealed a positive CMV serostatus...
March 7, 2017: BMC Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264652/insight-into-snps-and-epitopes-of-e-protein-of-newly-emerged-genotype-i-isolates-of-jev-from-midnapur-west-bengal-india
#6
Shyamashree Banerjee, Parth Sarthi Sen Gupta, Amal Kumar Bandyopadhyay
BACKGROUND: Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) is a mosquito-borne flavivirus that causes Japanese Encephalitis (JE) and Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in humans. Genotype-I (as co-circulating cases with Genotype-III) was isolated in 2010 (JEV28, JEV21) and then in 2011 (JEV45) from Midnapur district, West Bengal (WB) for the first time from clinical patients who were previously been vaccinated with live attenuated SA14-14-2 strain. We apply bioinformatics and immunoinformatics on sequence and structure of E protein for analysis of crucial substitutions that might cause the genotypic transition, affecting protein-function and altering specificity of epitopes...
March 6, 2017: BMC Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241799/immunogenicity-and-therapeutic-effects-of-a-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-rv2190c-dna-vaccine-in-mice
#7
Yan Liang, Xiaoyan Zhang, Xuejuan Bai, Li Xiao, Xiaomei Wang, Junxian Zhang, Yourong Yang, Jinying Song, Lan Wang, Xueqiong Wu
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) is a major global public health problem. New treatment methods on TB are urgently demanded. In this study, Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) rv2190c DNA vaccine was prepared and its immunogenicity and therapeutic effects were evaluated. RESULTS: Non-infected mice immunized with rv2190c DNA or ag85a DNA showed higher levels of interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) in stimulated spleen lymphocyte culture supernatants, and had more Th1 cells and an elevatory ratio of Th1/Th2 immune cells in whole blood, indicating that Th1-type immune response was predominant...
February 27, 2017: BMC Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241791/lipopolysaccharide-mediates-immuno-pathological-alterations-in-young-chicken-liver-through-tlr4-signaling
#8
Xi-Yao Huang, Abdur Rahman Ansari, Hai-Bo Huang, Xing Zhao, Ning-Ya Li, Zhi-Jian Sun, Ke-Mei Peng, Juming Zhong, Hua-Zhen Liu
BACKGROUND: Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) induces acute liver injury and the complex mechanisms include the activation of toll like receptor 4 (TLR4) signaling pathway in many species. However, immuno-pathological changes during TLR4 signaling under LPS stress in acute liver injury is poorly understood in avian species. The present investigation was therefore carried out to evaluate these alterations in TLR4 signaling pathway during acute liver injury in young chickens. RESULTS: After intraperitoneal injection of LPS or saline, liver samples were harvested at 0, 2, 6, 12, 24, 36, 72 and 120 h (n = 6 at each time point) and the microstructures were analyzed by hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) staining...
February 27, 2017: BMC Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235411/in-vitro-evidence-of-efficacy-and-safety-of-a-polymerized-cat-dander-extract-for-allergen-immunotherapy
#9
María Morales, Mayte Gallego, Victor Iraola, Marta Taulés, Eliandre de Oliveira, Raquel Moya, Jerónimo Carnés
BACKGROUND: Allergy to cat epithelia is highly prevalent, being the major recommendation for allergy sufferers its avoidance. However, this is not always feasible. Allergen specific immunotherapy is therefore recommended for these patients. The use of polymerized allergen extracts, allergoids, would allow to achieve the high allergen doses suggested to be effective while maintaining safety. RESULTS: Cat native extract and its depigmented allergoid were manufactured and biochemically and immunochemically characterized...
February 24, 2017: BMC Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228109/fms-like-tyrosine-kinase-3-ligand-increases-resistance-to-burn-wound-infection-through-effects-on-plasmacytoid-dendritic-cells
#10
Leon Bae, Julia K Bohannon, Weihua Cui, Monika Vinish, Tracy Toliver-Kinsky
BACKGROUND: Patients experiencing large thermal injuries are susceptible to opportunistic infections that can delay recovery and lead to sepsis. Dendritic cells (DC) are important for the detection of pathogens and activation of the innate and acquired immune responses. DCs are significantly decreased in burn patients early after injury, and the development of sepsis is associated with persistent DC depletion. In a murine model of burn wound infection, the enhancement of DCs after injury by treatment with the DC growth factor Fms-like tyrosine kinase-3 ligand (FL) enhances neutrophil migration to infection, improves bacterial clearance, and increases survival in a DC-dependent manner...
February 22, 2017: BMC Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166724/association-between-il-17-and-iga-in-the-joints-of-patients-with-inflammatory-arthropathies
#11
Ricardo Javier Eliçabe, Juan Eduardo Silva, Mabel Noemí Dave, María Gabriela Lacoste, Héctor Tamashiro, Rodrigo Blas, Alicia Munarriz, Gabriel Adrián Rabinovich, María Silvia Di Genaro
BACKGROUND: Hyperactive secretion and pathogenic effects of interleukin (IL)-17 and IgA have been detected in different arthropathies. Recent evidence has revealed that TH17 cytokines regulate mucosal IgA secretion. However, it is unknown whether and how IL-17 mediates synovial IgA production. Here we aim to investigate the connection of synovial IL-17 with IgA production in the joint. In this study we included synovial fluids (SF) from patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA; n = 66), spondyloarthritis (SpA; n = 18) and osteoarthritis (OA; n = 36)...
February 6, 2017: BMC Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158970/tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-inhibitors-have-no-effect-on-a-human-t-lymphotropic-virus-type-i-htlv-i-infected-cell-line-from-patients-with-htlv-i-associated-myelopathy
#12
Shoichi Fukui, Hideki Nakamura, Yoshiko Takahashi, Naoki Iwamoto, Hiroo Hasegawa, Katsunori Yanagihara, Tatsufumi Nakamura, Akihiko Okayama, Atsushi Kawakami
BACKGROUND: While tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) inhibitors (TNFi) and other biologics are very effective against autoimmune diseases, they can also cause infectious diseases. Therefore, it is important to clarify whether the TNFi sometimes used to treat patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) complicated with human T-lymphotropic virus type-I (HTLV-I) infection have the unintended side effect of promoting HTLV-I proliferation. METHODS: We used the HTLV-I-infected cell line HCT-5, derived from spinal fluid cells of a patient with HTLV-I associated myelopathy, to evaluate the production of cytokines and chemokines, TNF-α receptor (TNFR), the expression of HTLV-I associated genes, the HTLV-I proviral load (PVL), the expression of HTLV-I structural protein, and apoptosis...
February 3, 2017: BMC Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148223/effect-of-cryopreservation-on-delineation-of-immune-cell-subpopulations-in-tumor-specimens-as-determinated-by-multiparametric-single-cell-mass-cytometry-analysis
#13
Elma Kadić, Raymond J Moniz, Ying Huo, An Chi, Ilona Kariv
BACKGROUND: Comprehensive understanding of cellular immune subsets involved in regulation of tumor progression is central to the development of cancer immunotherapies. Single cell immunophenotyping has historically been accomplished by flow cytometry (FC) analysis, enabling the analysis of up to 18 markers. Recent advancements in mass cytometry (MC) have facilitated detection of over 50 markers, utilizing high resolving power of mass spectrometry (MS). This study examined an analytical and operational feasibility of MC for an in-depth immunophenotyping analysis of the tumor microenvironment, using the commercial CyTOF™ instrument, and further interrogated challenges in managing the integrity of tumor specimens...
February 2, 2017: BMC Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129747/giardia-specific-cellular-immune-responses-in-post-giardiasis-chronic-fatigue-syndrome
#14
Kurt Hanevik, Einar Kristoffersen, Kristine Mørch, Kristin Paulsen Rye, Steinar Sørnes, Staffan Svärd, Øystein Bruserud, Nina Langeland
BACKGROUND: The role of pathogen specific cellular immune responses against the eliciting pathogen in development of post-infectious chronic fatigue syndrome (PI-CFS) is not known and such studies are difficult to perform. The aim of this study was to evaluate specific anti-Giardia cellular immunity in cases that developed CFS after Giardia infection compared to cases that recovered well. Patients reporting chronic fatigue in a questionnaire study three years after a Giardia outbreak were clinically evaluated five years after the outbreak and grouped according to Fukuda criteria for CFS and idiopathic chronic fatigue...
January 28, 2017: BMC Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077081/antigen-presenting-capacity-of-murine-splenic-myeloid-cells
#15
Ying-Ying Hey, Benjamin Quah, Helen C O'Neill
BACKGROUND: The spleen is an important site for hematopoiesis. It supports development of myeloid cells from bone marrow-derived precursors entering from blood. Myeloid subsets in spleen are not well characterised although dendritic cell (DC) subsets are clearly defined in terms of phenotype, development and functional role. Recently a novel dendritic-like cell type in spleen named 'L-DC' was distinguished from other known dendritic and myeloid cells by its distinct phenotype and developmental origin...
January 11, 2017: BMC Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061809/oxidative-stress-biomarkers-and-their-relationship-with-cytokine-concentrations-in-overweight-obese-pregnant-women-and-their-neonates
#16
María Hernández-Trejo, Araceli Montoya-Estrada, Yessica Torres-Ramos, Aurora Espejel-Núñez, Alberto Guzmán-Grenfell, Rosa Morales-Hernández, Maricruz Tolentino-Dolores, Estibalitz Laresgoiti-Servitje
BACKGROUND: Oxidative damage present in obese/overweight mothers may lead to further oxidative stress conditions or inflammation in maternal and cord blood samples. Thirty-four pregnant women/newborn pairs were included in this study to assess the presence of oxidative stress biomarkers and their relationship with serum cytokine concentrations. Oxidative stress biomarkers and antioxidant enzymes were compared between the mother/offspring pairs. The presence of 27 cytokines was measured in maternal and cord blood samples...
January 7, 2017: BMC Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061847/role-of-intestinal-microbiota-and-metabolites-on-gut-homeostasis-and-human-diseases
#17
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Lan Lin, Jianqiong Zhang
BACKGROUND: A vast diversity of microbes colonizes in the human gastrointestinal tract, referred to intestinal microbiota. Microbiota and products thereof are indispensable for shaping the development and function of host innate immune system, thereby exerting multifaceted impacts in gut health. METHODS: This paper reviews the effects on immunity of gut microbe-derived nucleic acids, and gut microbial metabolites, as well as the involvement of commensals in the gut homeostasis...
January 6, 2017: BMC Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056810/porphyromonas-gingivalis-activates-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-mapk-pathways-in-human-oral-epithelial-cells
#18
Sabine Groeger, Fabian Jarzina, Eugen Domann, Joerg Meyle
BACKGROUND: The bacterial biofilm at the gingival margin induces a host immune reaction. In this local inflammation epithelial cells defend the host against bacterial challenge. Porphyromonas gingivalis (P. gingivalis), a keystone pathogen, infects epithelial cells. The aim of this study was to investigate the activation of signaling cascades in primary epithelial cells and oral cancer cell lines by a profiler PCR array. RESULTS: After infection with P. gingivalis membranes the RNA of 16 to 33 of 84 key genes involved in the antibacterial immune response was up-regulated, amongst them were IKBKB (NF-κB signaling pathway), IRF5 (TLR signaling) and JUN, MAP2K4, MAPK14 and MAPK8 (MAPK pathway) in SCC-25 cells and IKBKB, IRF5, JUN, MAP2K4, MAPK14 and MAPK8 in PHGK...
January 5, 2017: BMC Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887569/immune-modulation-of-cd4-cd25-regulatory-t-cells-by-zoledronic-acid
#19
Hsien Liu, Shih-Han Wang, Shin-Cheh Chen, Ching-Ying Chen, Jo-Lin Lo, Tsun-Mei Lin
BACKGROUND: CD4(+)CD25(+) regulatory T (Treg) cells suppress tumor immunity by inhibiting immune cells. Manipulation of Treg cells represents a new strategy for cancer treatment. Zoledronic acid (ZA), a nitrogen-containing bisphosphonate, inhibits the expression of receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa-B ligand (RANKL) on osteoblasts to inhibit osteoclastogenesis. In a mouse model of bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw, administration of ZA suppressed Treg-cell activity and activated inflammatory Th17 cells...
November 25, 2016: BMC Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835944/optimization-and-evaluation-of-luminex-performance-with-supernatants-of-antigen-stimulated-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells
#20
Mathieu Surenaud, Céline Manier, Laura Richert, Rodolphe Thiébaut, Yves Levy, Sophie Hue, Christine Lacabaratz
BACKGROUND: The Luminex bead-based multiplex assay is useful for quantifying immune mediators such as cytokines and chemokines. Cross-comparisons of reagents for this technique from different suppliers have already been performed using serum or plasma but rarely with supernatants collected from antigen-stimulated peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC). Here, we first describe an optimization protocol for cell culture including quantity of cells and culture duration to obtain reproducible cytokine and chemokine quantifications...
November 11, 2016: BMC Immunology
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