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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317889/mirnas-novel-regulators-of-autoimmunity-mediated-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cell-destruction-in-type-1-diabetes
#1
REVIEW
Ying Zheng, Zhen Wang, Zhiguang Zhou
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a series of conserved, short, non-coding RNAs that modulate gene expression in a posttranscriptional manner. miRNAs are involved in almost every physiological and pathological process. Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease that is the result of selective destruction of pancreatic β-cells driven by the immune system. miRNAs are also important participants in T1D pathogenesis. Herein, we review the most recent data on the potential involvement of miRNAs in T1D. Specifically, we focus on two aspects: the roles of miRNAs in maintaining immune homeostasis and regulating β-cell survival and/or functions in T1D...
March 20, 2017: Cellular & Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287115/efficient-control-of-chronic-lcmv-infection-by-a-cd4-t-cell-epitope-based-heterologous-prime-boost-vaccination-in-a-murine-model
#2
Ran He, Xinxin Yang, Cheng Liu, Xiangyu Chen, Lin Wang, Minglu Xiao, Jianqiang Ye, Yuzhang Wu, Lilin Ye
CD4(+) T cells are essential for sustaining CD8(+) T cell responses during a chronic infection. The adoptive transfer of virus-specific CD4(+) T cells has been shown to efficiently rescue exhausted CD8(+) T cells. However, the question of whether endogenous virus-specific CD4(+) T cell responses can be enhanced by certain vaccination strategies and subsequently reinvigorate exhausted CD8(+) T cells remains unexplored. In this study, we developed a CD4(+) T cell epitope-based heterologous prime-boost immunization strategy and examined the efficacy of this strategy using a mouse model of chronic lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV) infection...
March 13, 2017: Cellular & Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287114/regulation-of-inflammation-and-tumorigenesis-by-the-tipe-family-of-phospholipid-transfer-proteins
#3
REVIEW
Jason R Goldsmith, Youhai H Chen
The TIPE (tumor necrosis factor-α-induced protein 8-like) family are newly described regulators of immunity and tumorigenesis consisting of four highly homologous mammalian proteins: TNFAIP8 (tumor necrosis factor-α-induced protein 8), TIPE1 (TNFAIP8-like 1, or TNFAIP8L1), TIPE2 (TNFAIP8L2) and TIPE3 (TNFAIP8L3). They are the only known transfer proteins of the lipid secondary messengers PIP2 (phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate) and PIP3 (phosphatidylinositol 3,4,5-trisphosphate). Cell-surface receptors, such as G-protein-coupled receptors and receptor tyrosine kinases, regulate inflammation and cancer via several signaling pathways, including the nuclear factor (NF)-κB and phosphoinositide-3 kinase (PI3K) pathways, the latter of which is upstream of both Akt and STAT3 activation...
March 13, 2017: Cellular & Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287113/loss-of-t-cell-protein-tyrosine-phosphatase-in-the-intestinal-epithelium-promotes-local-inflammation-by-increasing-colonic-stem-cell-proliferation
#4
Stéphanie Bussières-Marmen, Valérie Vinette, Jeremy Gungabeesoon, Isabelle Aubry, Luis Alberto Pérez-Quintero, Michel L Tremblay
T-cell protein tyrosine phosphatase (TC-PTP) has a critical role in the development of the immune system and has been identified as a negative regulator of inflammation. Single-nucleotide polymorphisms in the TC-PTP locus have been associated with increased susceptibility to inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) in patients. To further understand how TC-PTP is related to IBDs, we investigated the role of TC-PTP in maintaining the intestinal epithelial barrier using an in vivo genetic approach. Intestinal epithelial cell (IEC)-specific deletion of TC-PTP was achieved in a mouse model at steady state and in the context of dextran sulphate sodium (DSS)-induced colitis...
March 13, 2017: Cellular & Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287112/glucocorticoid-receptor-promotes-the-function-of-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells-by-suppressing-hif1%C3%AE-dependent-glycolysis
#5
Yun Lu, Huanrong Liu, Yujing Bi, Hui Yang, Yan Li, Jian Wang, Zhengguo Zhang, Yu Wang, Chunxiao Li, Anna Jia, Linian Han, Ying Hu, Yong Zhao, Ruoning Wang, Guangwei Liu
Immunomodulatory signaling imposes tight regulations on metabolic programs within immune cells and consequentially determines immune response outcomes. Although the glucocorticoid receptor (GR) has been recently implicated in regulating the function of myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs), whether the dysregulation of GR in MDSCs is involved in immune-mediated hepatic diseases and how GR regulates the function of MDSCs in such a context remains unknown. Here, we revealed the dysregulation of GR expression in MDSCs during innate immunological hepatic injury (IMH) and found that GR regulates the function of MDSCs through modulating HIF1α-dependent glycolysis...
March 13, 2017: Cellular & Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260794/aberrant-th2-inflammation-drives-dysfunction-of-alveolar-macrophages-and-susceptibility-to-bacterial-pneumonia
#6
Emily K Moser, Natania S Field, Paula M Oliver
The ubiquitin ligase, Itch, is required to prevent autoinflammatory disease in mice and humans. Itch-deficient mice develop lethal pulmonary inflammation characterized by the production of Th2 cytokines (for example, interleukin-4 (IL-4)); however, the contribution of Itch to immune defense against respiratory pathogens has not been determined. We found that Itch-deficient mice were highly susceptible to intranasal infection with the respiratory pathogen Klebsiella pneumoniae. Infected Itch-deficient mice exhibited increased immune cell infiltration, cytokine levels and bacterial burden in the respiratory tract compared with control mice...
March 6, 2017: Cellular & Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216651/deficiency-of-the-g-protein-g%C3%AE-q-ameliorates-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis-with-impaired-dc-derived-il-6-production-and-th17-differentiation
#7
Weiming Lai, Yingying Cai, Jinfeng Zhou, Shuai Chen, Chaoyan Qin, Cuixia Yang, Junling Liu, Xin Xie, Changsheng Du
Many G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) are reported to be involved in the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis (MS), and ~40% of all identified GPCRs rely on the Gαq/11 G protein family to stimulate inositol lipid signaling. However, the function of Gα subunits in MS pathogenesis is still unknown. In this study, we attempted to determine the role of Gαq in the pathogenesis of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), a well-known mouse model of MS. We discovered that compared with wild-type mice, Gαq-knockout mice exhibited less severe EAE symptoms, with lower clinical scores, reduced leukocyte infiltration and less extensive demyelination...
February 20, 2017: Cellular & Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216650/g%C3%AE-q-takes-centre-stage-in-multiple-sclerosis-pathogenesis
#8
Eric J Downer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 20, 2017: Cellular & Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194024/regnase-1-a-rapid-response-ribonuclease-regulating-inflammation-and-stress-responses
#9
REVIEW
Renfang Mao, Riyun Yang, Xia Chen, Edward W Harhaj, Xiaoying Wang, Yihui Fan
RNA-binding proteins (RBPs) are central players in post-transcriptional regulation and immune homeostasis. The ribonuclease and RBP Regnase-1 exerts critical roles in both immune cells and non-immune cells. Its expression is rapidly induced under diverse conditions including microbial infections, treatment with inflammatory cytokines and chemical or mechanical stimulation. Regnase-1 activation is transient and is subject to negative feedback mechanisms including proteasome-mediated degradation or mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue 1 (MALT1) mediated cleavage...
February 13, 2017: Cellular & Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194023/interleukin-33-drives-hepatic-fibrosis-through-activation-of-hepatic-stellate-cells
#10
Zhongming Tan, Qianghui Liu, Runqiu Jiang, Long Lv, Siamak S Shoto, Isabelle Maillet, Valerie Quesniaux, Junwei Tang, Wenjie Zhang, Beicheng Sun, Bernhard Ryffel
Liver fibrosis is a consequence of chronic liver disease, causing morbidity and mortality. Interleukin-33 (IL-33) is a critical mediator of inflammation, which may be involved in the development of liver fibrosis. Here, we investigated the role of IL-33 in human patients and experimental bile-duct ligation (BDL)-induced fibrosis in mice. We report increased hepatic IL-33 expression in the murine BDL model of fibrosis and in surgical samples obtained from patients with liver fibrosis. Liver injury, inflammatory cell infiltration and fibrosis were reduced in the absence of the IL-33/ST2 receptor, and the activation of hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) was decreased in ST2-deficient mice...
February 13, 2017: Cellular & Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194022/multifaceted-roles-of-trim38-in-innate-immune-and-inflammatory-responses
#11
REVIEW
Ming-Ming Hu, Hong-Bing Shu
The tripartite motif-containing (TRIM) proteins represent the largest E3 ubiquitin ligase family. The multifaceted roles of TRIM38 in innate immunity and inflammation have been intensively investigated in recent years. TRIM38 is essential for cytosolic RNA or DNA sensor-mediated innate immune responses to both RNA and DNA viruses, while negatively regulating TLR3/4- and TNF/IL-1β-triggered inflammatory responses. In these processes, TRIM38 acts as an E3 ubiquitin or SUMO ligase, which targets key cellular signaling components, or as an enzymatic activity-independent regulator...
February 13, 2017: Cellular & Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194021/type-i-ifn-augments-il-27-dependent-trim25-expression-to-inhibit-hbv-replication
#12
Guangyun Tan, Qingfei Xiao, Hongxiao Song, Feng Ma, Fengchao Xu, Di Peng, Na Li, Xiaosong Wang, Junqi Niu, Pujun Gao, F Xiao-Feng Qin, Genhong Cheng
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) can cause chronic hepatitis B, which may lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer. Type I interferon (IFN) is an approved drug for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B. However, the fundamental mechanisms of antiviral action by type I IFN and the downstream signaling pathway are unclear. TRIM25 is an IFN-stimulated gene (ISG) that has an important role in RIG-I ubiquitination and activation. Whether TRIM25 is induced in liver cells by type I IFN to mediate anti-HBV function remains unclear...
February 13, 2017: Cellular & Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194020/cd103-lung-dendritic-cells-ldcs-induce-stronger-th1-th17-immunity-to-a-bacterial-lung-infection-than-cd11b-hi-ldcs
#13
Sudhanshu Shekhar, Ying Peng, Shuhe Wang, Xi Yang
Recent studies suggest differential roles for CD103+ and CD11b(hi) lung dendritic cells (LDCs) in host defense against viral and bacterial infections. In this study, we examined the contribution of these LDC subsets in protective immunity to chlamydial lung infection using a Chlamydia muridarum mouse infection model. We found that CD103+ LDCs showed higher expression of costimulatory molecules (CD40, CD80 and CD86) and increased production of cytokines (IL-12p70, IL-10, IL-23 and IL-6) compared with CD11b(hi) LDCs, but the expression of programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) was similar between the two subsets...
February 13, 2017: Cellular & Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194019/il-25-stimulates-m2-macrophage-polarization-and-thereby-promotes-mitochondrial-respiratory-capacity-and-lipolysis-in-adipose-tissues-against-obesity
#14
Juan Feng, Lingyi Li, Zhiying Ou, Qiao Li, Baoyong Gong, Zhenxian Zhao, Weiwei Qi, Ti Zhou, Jun Zhong, Weibin Cai, Xia Yang, Aiping Zhao, Guoquan Gao, Zhonghan Yang
Obesity and associated metabolic diseases are characterized by a chronic low-grade inflammatory state with the infiltration of many inflammatory cells, especially macrophages. Immune molecules, including some cytokines, have a close relationship with metabolism. Interleukin (IL)-25 is a member of the IL-17 cytokine family that can regulate macrophages and alleviate some metabolic dysfunction; however, its role and mechanisms in lipid metabolism remain to be extensively clarified. Human serum and liver biopsy specimens, high-fat diet-induced obesity mice and DB/DB (Lepr-/-) animal models were used to examine IL-25 expression in obesity and nonalcoholic fatty liver diseases (NAFLD)...
February 13, 2017: Cellular & Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090093/upar-promotes-tumor-like-biologic-behaviors-of-fibroblast-like-synoviocytes-through-pi3k-akt-signaling-pathway-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
#15
Yan Liu, Yun Feng Pan, You-Qiu Xue, Lin-Kai Fang, Xing-Hua Guo, Xin Guo, Meng Liu, Bi-Yao Mo, Meng-Ru Yang, Fang Liu, Yun-Ting Wu, Nancy Olsen, Song Guo Zheng
Urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor (uPAR), is a multifunctional receptor on cell surface, widely present in endothelial cells, fibroblasts, and a variety of malignant cells. Current studies have suggested that uPAR overexpressed on synovial tissues or in synovial fluid or plasma in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, there are limited researches regarding the role of uPAR on fibroblast-like synoviocytes of rheumatoid arthritis (RA-FLSs) and its underlying mechanisms. Here, our studies show that the expression of uPAR protein was significantly higher in fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLSs) from RA than those from osteoarthritis or traumatic injury patients...
January 16, 2017: Cellular & Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065940/cd24-aggravates-acute-liver-injury-in-autoimmune-hepatitis-by-promoting-ifn-%C3%AE-production-by-cd4-t-cells
#16
Chenhong Zheng, Shulei Yin, Yang Yang, Yizhi Yu, Xiaohua Xie
The T-cell-mediated immune response is implicated in many clinical hepatic injuries, such as autoimmune hepatitis and acute virus hepatitis. CD24 is widely expressed by different immune cells and plays an important role in the pathogenesis of many autoimmune diseases. However, the role of CD24 in T-cell-mediated liver injury has not been elucidated until now. Here we showed that CD24 deficiency protects mice from concanavalin A (ConA)-induced fulminant liver injury by reducing serum interferon-γ (IFN-γ) levels...
January 9, 2017: Cellular & Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065939/an-expanding-stage-for-commensal-microbes-in-host-immune-regulation
#17
REVIEW
Yan Shi, Libing Mu
Gastrointestinal commensal microbiota is a concentrated mix of microbial life forms, including bacteria, fungi, archaea and viruses. These life forms are targets of host antimicrobial defense in order to establish a homeostatic symbiosis inside the host. However, they are also instrumental in shaping the functions of our immune system via a diverse set of communication mechanisms. In the gut, T helper 17, regulatory T and B cells are continuously tuned by specific microbial strains and metabolic processes. These cells in return help to establish a mutually beneficial exchange with the gut microbial contents...
January 9, 2017: Cellular & Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042143/mesenchymal-stem-cells-ameliorate-b-cell-mediated-immune-responses-and-increase-il-10-expressing-regulatory-b-cells-in-an-ebi3-dependent-manner
#18
Kyung-Ah Cho, Jun-Kyu Lee, Yu-Hee Kim, Minhwa Park, So-Youn Woo, Kyung-Ha Ryu
Effector B cells are central contributors to the development of autoimmune disease by activating autoreactive T cells, producing pro-inflammatory cytokines and organizing ectopic lymphoid tissue. Conversely, IL-10-producing regulatory B (Breg) cells have pivotal roles in maintaining immunological tolerance and restraining excessive inflammation in autoinflammatory disease. Thus, regulating the equilibrium between antibody-producing effector B cells and Breg cells is critical for the treatment of autoimmune disease...
January 2, 2017: Cellular & Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26144251/getting-over-our-immune-complex-c5a-receptor-blockade-is-the-answer
#19
Joshua M Thurman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Cellular & Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017960/concerning-the-kir-gene-frequencies-reported-by-dr-araujo-et-al
#20
Hugo Vicentin Alves, Eliane Papa Ambrosio-Albuquerque, Luciana Conci Macedo, Ana Maria Sell, Jeane Eliete Laguila Visentainer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Cellular & Molecular Immunology
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