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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194024/regnase-1-a-rapid-response-ribonuclease-regulating-inflammation-and-stress-responses
#1
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
#2
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
#3
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
#4
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
#5
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
#6
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
#7
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
#8
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
#9
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
#10
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/28017960/concerning-the-kir-gene-frequencies-reported-by-dr-araujo-et-al
#11
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.
December 26, 2016: Cellular & Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017959/interleukin-33-in-the-pathogenesis-of-liver-fibrosis-alarming-ilc2-and-hepatic-stellate-cells
#12
Ralf Weiskirchen, Frank Tacke
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 26, 2016: Cellular & Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890919/human-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cell-subsets-and-their-involvement-in-tumor-immunity
#13
REVIEW
Dang Wu, Pin Wu, Fuming Qiu, Qichun Wei, Jian Huang
γδT cells are a conserved population of innate lymphocytes with diverse structural and functional heterogeneity that participate in various immune responses during tumor progression. γδT cells perform potent immunosurveillance by exerting direct cytotoxicity, strong cytokine production and indirect antitumor immune responses. However, certain γδT-cell subsets also contribute to tumor progression by facilitating cancer-related inflammation and immunosuppression. Here, we review recent observations regarding the antitumor and protumor roles of major structural and functional subsets of human γδT cells, describing how these subsets are activated and polarized, and how these events relate to subsequent function in tumor immunity...
November 28, 2016: Cellular & Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27721456/pattern-recognition-receptors-in-zebrafish-provide-functional-and-evolutionary-insight-into-innate-immune-signaling-pathways
#14
REVIEW
Yajuan Li, Yuelong Li, Xiaocong Cao, Xiangyu Jin, Tengchuan Jin
Pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) and their signaling pathways have essential roles in recognizing various components of pathogens as well as damaged cells and triggering inflammatory responses that eliminate invading microorganisms and damaged cells. The zebrafish relies heavily on these primary defense mechanisms against pathogens. Here, we review the major PRR signaling pathways in the zebrafish innate immune system and compare these signaling pathways in zebrafish and humans to reveal their evolutionary relationship and better understand their innate immune defense mechanisms...
January 2017: Cellular & Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27569562/hmgb1-il-1%C3%AE-il-33-and-s100-proteins-dual-function-alarmins
#15
REVIEW
Damien Bertheloot, Eicke Latz
Our immune system is based on the close collaboration of the innate and adaptive immune systems for the rapid detection of any threats to the host. Recognition of pathogen-derived molecules is entrusted to specific germline-encoded signaling receptors. The same receptors have now also emerged as efficient detectors of misplaced or altered self-molecules that signal tissue damage and cell death following, for example, disruption of the blood supply and subsequent hypoxia. Many types of endogenous molecules have been shown to provoke such sterile inflammatory states when released from dying cells...
January 2017: Cellular & Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27569560/cd4-and-cd8-t-cells-mediate-distinct-lethal-meningoencephalitis-in-mice-challenged-with-tacaribe-arenavirus
#16
Derek Dc Ireland, Cecilia Tami, Joao Pedras-Vasconcelos, Daniela Verthelyi
Neonates are at increased risk of viral encephalopathies that can result in neurological dysfunction, seizures, permanent disability and even death. The neurological damage results from the combined effect of the virus and the immune response it elicits, thus finding tools to facilitate viral clearance from central nervous system (CNS) while minimizing neuron damage remains a critical challenge. Neonatal mice inoculated intraperitoneally with Tacaribe virus (TCRV) develop seizures, hindlimb paralysis and death within 15 days of inoculation...
January 2017: Cellular & Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27545072/innate-immunity-and-inflammation
#17
EDITORIAL
Tsan Sam Xiao
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Cellular & Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27545071/outrunning-the-red-queen-bystander-activation-as-a-means-of-outpacing-innate-immune-subversion-by-intracellular-pathogens
#18
REVIEW
Alicia M Holmgren, Cameron A McConkey, Sunny Shin
Originally described by the late evolutionary biologist Leigh Van Valen, the Red Queen hypothesis posits that the evolutionary arms race between hosts and their pathogens selects for discrete, genetically encoded events that lead to competitive advantages over the other species. Examples of immune evasion strategies are seen throughout the co-evolution of the mammalian immune system and pathogens, such as the enzymatic inactivation of nuclear factor-κB signaling or host translation by pathogen-encoded virulence factors...
January 2017: Cellular & Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27524110/the-aim2-inflammasome-is-a-central-regulator-of-intestinal-homeostasis-through-the-il-18-il-22-stat3-pathway
#19
Rojo A Ratsimandresy, Mohanalaxmi Indramohan, Andrea Dorfleutner, Christian Stehlik
Inflammasomes are important for maintaining intestinal homeostasis, and dysbiosis contributes to the pathology of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and increases the risk for colorectal cancer. Inflammasome defects contribute to chronic intestinal inflammation and increase the susceptibility to colitis in mice. However, the inflammasome sensor absent in melanoma 2 (AIM2) protects against colorectal cancer in an inflammasome-independent manner through DNA-dependent protein kinase and Akt pathways. Yet, the roles of the AIM2 inflammasome in IBD and the early phases of colorectal cancer remain ill-defined...
January 2017: Cellular & Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27374795/sam68-is-a-regulator-of-toll-like-receptor-signaling
#20
Jeffrey A Tomalka, Tristan J de Jesus, Parameswaran Ramakrishnan
Recognition of pathogens by Toll-like receptors (TLR) activate multiple signaling cascades and expression of genes tailored to mount a primary immune response, inflammation, cell survival and apoptosis. Although TLR-induced activation of pathways, such as nuclear factor kappaB (NF-κB) and mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPK), has been well studied, molecular entities controlling quantitative regulation of these pathways during an immune response remain poorly defined. We identified Sam68 as a novel regulator of TLR-induced NF-κB and MAPK activation...
January 2017: Cellular & Molecular Immunology
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