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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433372/characterization-of-innate-immune-viral-sensors-in-patients-following-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
#1
Sarah L Caddy, Meng Wang, Pramila Krishnamurthy, Benjamin Uttenthal, Anita Chandra, Charles Crawley, Leo C James
Viral infection is a major cause of morbidity and mortality following allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT), with up to one in four deaths directly linked to viral disease. Whilst awaiting lymphocyte reconstitution post-HSCT, the innate antiviral immune response is the first line of defense against invading viruses. Several novel innate viral-sensing pathways have recently been characterized, but their physiological importance in humans is poorly understood. We analyzed a panel of innate viral-sensor genes in HSCT patients, and assessed whether differences in innate antiviral responses could account for variation in susceptibility to viral infections...
January 1, 2018: Innate Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313733/whole-blood-incubation-with-the-neisseria-meningitidis-lpxl1-mutant-induces-less-pro-inflammatory-cytokines-than-the-wild-type-and-il-10-reduces-the-myd88-dependent-cytokines
#2
Hans Christian D Aass, Marit Hellum, Anne-Marie Siebke Trøseid, Petter Brandtzaeg, Jens Petter Berg, Reidun Øvstebø, Carola Elisabeth Henriksson
Levels of bacterial LPS, pro-inflammatory cytokines and IL-10 are related to the severity of meningococcal septicaemia. Patients infected with a Neisseria meninigitidis lpxL1 mutant ( Nm-mutant) with penta-acylated lipid A present with a milder meningococcal disease than those infected with hexa-acylated Nm wild type ( Nm-wt). The aim was to compare the pro-inflammatory responses after ex vivo incubation with the heat-inactivated Nm-wt or the Nm-mutant in citrated whole blood, and the modulating effects of IL-10...
January 1, 2018: Innate Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297237/species-specific-differences-in-regulation-of-macrophage-inflammation-by-the-c3a-c3a-receptor-axis
#3
Tathagat Dutta Ray, Samrawit Mekasha, Yanmei Liang, Bao Lu, Sanjay Ram, Robin R Ingalls
Complement is an important arm of the innate immune system. Recent studies have shown that products of complement pathway activation can interact directly with other innate immune signaling molecules, including TLRs and inflammasome family members, during some infectious and chronic inflammatory disorders. Activation of the complement system generates anaphylatoxins, such as C3a and C5a, which modulate inflammation. However, the biological effects of interactions between the anaphylatoxins with their receptors may vary across species...
January 1, 2018: Innate Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145789/helicobacter-pylori-controls-nlrp3-expression-by-regulating-hsa-mir-223-3p-and-il-10-in-cultured-and-primary-human-immune-cells
#4
Suneesh Kumar Pachathundikandi, Steffen Backert
Inflammasome-mediated production of mature IL-1β and IL-18 cytokines represents an important innate immune response against infecting pathogens. Helicobacter pylori, one of the most successful and persistent human pathogens, induces severe inflammation leading to gastritis and more serious gastric diseases. H. pylori modulates different immune responses for its survival and inflammasome signaling is manipulated by the cag pathogenicity island ( cagPAI), urease and VacA cytotoxin. Here we report that H. pylori regulates NLRP3 expression, an inflammasome forming regulator, in infected THP-1 monocytes...
January 2018: Innate Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113588/silica-nanoparticles-induce-nlrp3-inflammasome-activation-in-human-primary-immune-cells
#5
Diana M Gómez, Silvio Urcuqui-Inchima, Juan C Hernandez
In recent years, the potential use of silica nanoparticles (SiNPs) among different biomedical fields has grown. A deep understanding of the physicochemical properties of nanoparticles (NPs) and their regulation of specific biological responses is crucial for the successful application of NPs. Exposure to NP physicochemical properties (size, shape, porosity, etc.) could result in deleterious effects on cellular functions, including a pro-inflammatory response mediated via activation of the NLRP3 inflammasome...
November 2017: Innate Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113587/streptococcus-pneumoniae-burden-and-nasopharyngeal-inflammation-during-acute-otitis-media
#6
Matthew C Morris, Michael E Pichichero
Streptococcus pneumoniae (Spn) is a common respiratory pathogen and a frequent cause of acute otitis media (AOM) in children. The first step in bacterial pathogenesis of AOM is the establishment of asymptomatic colonization in the nasopharynx. We studied Spn bacterial burden in conjunction with neutrophil recruitment and inflammatory gene transcription and cytokine secretion in samples of nasal wash collected from normal and otitis-prone children during health, viral upper respiratory infection without middle ear involvement (URI) and AOM...
November 2017: Innate Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28952415/retraction-notice
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November 2017: Innate Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770668/the-dynamic-immunomodulatory-effects-of-vitamin-d3-during-mycobacterium-infection
#8
Maya E Gough, Edward A Graviss, Elebeoba E May
Mycobacterium tuberculosis ( Mtb), is a highly infectious airborne bacterium. Previous studies have found vitamin D3 to be a key factor in the defense against Mtb infection, through its regulation of the production of immune-related cytokines, chemokines and effector molecules. Mycobacterium smegmatis was used in our study as a surrogate of Mtb. We hypothesized that the continuous presence of vitamin D3, as well as the level of severity of infection would differentially modulate host cell immune response in comparison with control and the vehicle, ethanol...
August 2017: Innate Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770667/autophagy-counters-lps-mediated-suppression-of-lysozyme
#9
Sudha B Singh, Henry C Lin
Impaired Paneth cell expression of antimicrobial protein (AMP) lysozyme is found in patients with Crohn's disease with the autophagy gene ATG16L1 risk allele, in mice with mutations in autophagy genes Atg16L1, Atg5 and Atg7, and in Irgm1 knockout mice. Defective autophagy is also associated with expansion of resident Gram-negative bacteria in the intestinal lumen. These findings suggest that autophagy may control extracellular resident microbes by governing expression of lysozyme. To test the hypothesis that autophagy may have a defensive role in host response to resident extracellular microbes, we investigated the relationship between gut microbes, autophagy, and lysozyme...
August 2017: Innate Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770666/the-influence-of-vitamin-d-on-m1-and-m2-macrophages-in-patients-with-crohn-s-disease
#10
Serge Dionne, Carl-Frederic Duchatelier, Ernest G Seidman
Defective bacterial clearance by macrophages plays an important role in Crohn's disease (CD). Phenotypes and functions of inflammatory M1 and anti-inflammatory M2 have not been studied in CD. Vitamin D supplementation reduces the severity of CD by unclear mechanisms. We studied macrophage characteristics in CD and controls and the effects of 1,25 vitamin D (1,25D). PBMC were isolated from CD patients and controls. M1 and M2 were generated by culturing of monocytes with GM-CSF and M-CSF, respectively. CD M1 and M2 showed normal phagocytosis and chemotaxis to CCL2 and fMLP...
August 2017: Innate Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770665/immunopathophysiology-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease-how-genetics-link-barrier-dysfunction-and-innate-immunity-to-inflammation
#11
Minesh Mehta, Shifat Ahmed, Gerald Dryden
Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) comprise a distinct set of clinical symptoms resulting from chronic or relapsing immune activation and corresponding inflammation within the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Diverse genetic mutations, encoding important aspects of innate immunity and mucosal homeostasis, combine with environmental triggers to create inappropriate, sustained inflammatory responses. Recently, significant advances have been made in understanding the interplay of the intestinal epithelium, mucosal immune system, and commensal bacteria as a foundation of the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease...
August 2017: Innate Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691873/immune-inflammatory-activation-after-a-single-laparotomy-in-a-rat-model-effect-of-adenosine-lidocaine-and-mg-2-infusion-to-dampen-the-stress-response
#12
Lisa Davenport, Hayley L Letson, Geoffrey P Dobson
Our aim was to examine the effect of low-volume 0.9% NaCl adenosine, lidocaine and Mg(2+) (ALM) 'drip' on early immune-inflammatory activation after a single laparotomy with no further manipulation. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were anesthetized and randomly assigned to one of the groups, baseline, 1 h infusion 0.9% NaCl ± ALM and metrics, 1 h infusion and 6-h metrics, and 6 h continuous infusion and metrics. Complete blood count, acid-base balance, systemic levels of IL-6 and IL-10, and coagulation status were measured...
July 2017: Innate Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399692/the-interrelationship-between-phagocytosis-autophagy-and-formation-of-neutrophil-extracellular-traps-following-infection-of-human-neutrophils-by-streptococcus-pneumoniae
#13
Ihsan Ullah, Neil D Ritchie, Tom J Evans
Neutrophils play an important role in the innate immune response to infection with Streptococcus pneumoniae, the pneumococcus. Pneumococci are phagocytosed by neutrophils and undergo killing after ingestion. Other cellular processes may also be induced, including autophagy and the formation of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs), which may play a role in bacterial eradication. We set out to determine how these different processes interacted following pneumococcal infection of neutrophils, and the role of the major pneumococcal toxin pneumolysin in these various pathways...
July 2017: Innate Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409545/high-affinity-caspase-4-binding-to-lps-presented-as-high-molecular-mass-aggregates-or-in-outer-membrane-vesicles
#14
Mark A Wacker, Athmane Teghanemt, Jerrold P Weiss, Jason H Barker
Caspases of the non-canonical inflammasome (caspases -4, -5, and -11) directly bind endotoxin (LOS/LPS) and can be activated in the absence of any co-factors. Models of LPS-induced caspase activation have postulated that 1:1 binding of endotoxin monomers to caspase trigger caspase oligomerization and activation, analogous to that established for endotoxin-induced activation of MD-2/TLR4. However, using metabolically radiolabeled LOS and LPS, we now show high affinity and selective binding of caspase-4 to high molecular mass aggregates of purified endotoxin and to endotoxin-rich outer membrane vesicles without formation of 1:1 endotoxin:caspase complexes...
May 2017: Innate Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409544/hypoxia-and-the-hypoxia-regulated-transcription-factor-hif-1%C3%AE-suppress-the-host-defence-of-airway-epithelial-cells
#15
Markus Polke, Frederik Seiler, Philipp M Lepper, Andreas Kamyschnikow, Frank Langer, Dominik Monz, Christian Herr, Robert Bals, Christoph Beisswenger
Chronic diseases of the respiratory tract, such as cystic fibrosis, are associated with mucosal and systemic hypoxia. Innate immune functions of airway epithelial cells are required to prevent and control infections of the lung parenchyma. The transcription factor hypoxia-inducible factor 1α (HIF-1α) regulates cellular adaptation to low oxygen conditions. Here, we show that hypoxia and HIF-1α regulate innate immune mechanisms of cultured human bronchial epithelial cells (HBECs). Exposure of primary HBECs to hypoxia or the prolyl hydroxylase inhibitor dimethyloxaloylglycine (DMOG) resulted in a significantly decreased expression of inflammatory mediators (IL-6, IFN-γ-induced protein 10) in response to ligands for TLRs (flagellin, polyI:C) and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, whereas the expression of inflammatory mediators was not affected by hypoxia or DMOG in the absence of microbial factors...
May 2017: Innate Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409543/ccr-2-neutralization-augments-murine-fresh-bmc-activation-by-staphylococcus-aureus-via-two-distinct-mechanisms-at-the-level-of-ros-production-and-cytokine-response
#16
Ajeya Nandi, Biswadev Bishayi
CCR-2 signaling regulates recruitment of monocytes from the bone marrow into the bloodstream and then to sites of infection. We sought to determine whether CCL-2/CCR-2 signaling is involved in the killing of Staphylococcus aureus by murine bone marrow cells (BMCs). The intermittent link of reactive oxygen species (ROS)-NF-κB/p38-MAPK-mediated CCL-2 production in CCR-2 signaling prompted us to determine whether neutralization of CCR-2 augments the response of murine fresh BMCs (FBMCs) after S. aureus infection...
May 2017: Innate Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409542/inhibitory-receptor-fc%C3%AE-riib-mediates-the-effects-of-igg-on-a-phagosome-acidification-and-a-sequential-dephosphorylation-system-comprising-ships-and-inpp4a
#17
Tomohiro Segawa, Kaoru Hazeki, Kiyomi Nigorikawa, Atsuko Nukuda, Tomoki Tanizawa, Kenshiro Miyamoto, Shin Morioka, Osamu Hazeki
The relative abundance of phosphoinositide (PI) species on the phagosome membrane fluctuates over the course of phagocytosis. PtdIns(3,4,5)P3 and PtdIns(3,4)P2 rapidly increase in the forming of the phagocytic cup, following which they disappear after sealing of the cup. In the present study, we monitored the clearance of these PI species using the enhanced green fluorescent protein-fused pleckstrin homology domain of Akt, a fluorescence probe that binds both PtdIns(3,4,5)P3 and PtdIns(3,4)P2 in Raw 264.7 macrophages...
May 2017: Innate Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409541/a-dual-positive-and-negative-regulation-of-monocyte-activation-by-leukocyte-ig-like-receptor-b4-depends-on-the-position-of-the-tyrosine-residues-in-its-itims
#18
Mijeong Park, Robert W Liu, Hongyan An, Carolyn L Geczy, Paul S Thomas, Nicodemus Tedla
The leukocyte Ig-like receptor B4 (LILRB4) is an inhibitory cell surface receptor, primarily expressed on mono-myeloid cells. It contains 2 C-type Ig-like extracellular domains and a long cytoplasmic domain that contains three intracellular immunoreceptor tyrosine-based inhibitory motifs (ITIMs). Data suggest that LILRB4 suppresses Fc receptor-dependent monocyte functions via its ITIMs, but relative contributions of the three ITIMs are not characterised. To address this, tyrosine (Tyr) residues at positions 337, 389 and 419 were single, double or triple mutated to phenylalanine and stably transfected into a human monocytic cell line, THP-1...
May 2017: Innate Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409540/comparison-of-cellular-assays-for-tlr-activation-and-development-of-a-species-specific-reporter-cell-line-for-cattle
#19
Kata Tombácz, Duncan Mwangi, Dirk Werling, Amanda J Gibson
PRRs are sentinels of the innate immune system, with TLRs being the most important. Assays for TLR ligand interactions have been used to gain insights into their function and signaling pathways. As significant differences exist between species with regard to ligand recognition, it is necessary to adapt these tools for TLRs of other species. In the present work, we describe a species-specific cell-based assay adapted for the analysis of single PRRs. Human embryonic kidney 293T cells were stably transfected with the NF-κB-inducible reporter gene secreted embryonic alkaline phosphatase (SEAP) together with bovine TLR2...
May 2017: Innate Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409539/particulate-matter-air-pollution-from-the-city-of-quito-ecuador-activates-inflammatory-signaling-pathways-in%C3%A2-vitro
#20
Victoria M Cevallos, Valeria Díaz, Cherilyn M Sirois
Automobile traffic, industrial processes and natural phenomena cause notable air pollution, including gaseous and particulate contaminants, in urban centers. Exposure to particulate matter (PM) air pollution affects human health, and has been linked to respiratory, cardiovascular and neurological diseases. The mechanisms underlying inflammation in these diverse diseases, and to what extent health effects are different for PM obtained from different sources or locations, are still unclear. This study investigated the in vitro toxicity of ambient course (PM10) and fine (PM2...
May 2017: Innate Immunity
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