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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163554/isoliquiritigenin-activates-nuclear-factor-erythroid-2-related-factor-2-to-suppress-the-nod-like-receptor-protein-3-inflammasome-and-inhibits-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway-in-macrophages-and-in-acute-lung-injury
#1
Qinmei Liu, Hongming Lv, Zhongmei Wen, Xinxin Ci, Liping Peng
Among the cellular response mechanisms, the nuclear factor erythroid-2 related factor 2 (Nrf2) pathway is considered a survival pathway that alleviates oxidative injury, while both the NOD-like receptor protein 3 (NLRP3) and NF-κB pathways are pro-inflammatory pathways that cause damage to cells. These pathways are implicated in the development and resolution of acute lung injury (ALI). Isoliquiritigenin (ISL), a flavonoid from the liquorice compound, is suggested to be a regulator of the above pathways, but the mechanisms of how the NLRP3/NF-κB pathway interacts with Nrf2 and its protective effects in ALI remain unknown...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163553/ppargamma-deficiency-counteracts-thymic-senescence
#2
David Ernszt, Krisztina Banfai, Zoltan Kellermayer, Attila Pap, Janet M Lord, Judit E Pongracz, Krisztian Kvell
Thymic senescence contributes to increased incidence of infection, cancer and autoimmunity at senior ages. This process manifests as adipose involution. As with other adipose tissues, thymic adipose involution is also controlled by PPARgamma. This is supported by observations reporting that systemic PPARgamma activation accelerates thymic adipose involution. Therefore, we hypothesized that decreased PPARgamma activity could prevent thymic adipose involution, although it may trigger metabolic adverse effects...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163552/t-follicular-helper-cells-as-a-new-target-for-immunosuppressive-therapies
#3
REVIEW
Lin Yan, Kitty de Leur, Rudi W Hendriks, Luc J W van der Laan, Yunying Shi, Lanlan Wang, Carla C Baan
Over the past decade, antibody-mediated (humoral) rejection has been recognized as a common cause of graft dysfunction after organ transplantation and an important determinant for graft loss. In humoral alloimmunity, T follicular helper (Tfh) cells play a crucial role, because they help naïve B cells to differentiate into memory B cells and alloantibody-producing plasma cells within germinal centers. In this way, they contribute to the induction of donor-specific antibodies, which are responsible for the humoral immune response to the allograft...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163551/host-antimicrobial-peptides-the-promise-of-new-treatment-strategies-against-tuberculosis
#4
REVIEW
Javier Arranz-Trullén, Lu Lu, David Pulido, Sanjib Bhakta, Ester Boix
Tuberculosis (TB) continues to be a devastating infectious disease and remerges as a global health emergency due to an alarming rise of antimicrobial resistance to its treatment. Despite of the serious effort that has been applied to develop effective antitubercular chemotherapies, the potential of antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) remains underexploited. A large amount of literature is now accessible on the AMP mechanisms of action against a diversity of pathogens; nevertheless, research on their activity on mycobacteria is still scarce...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163550/evaluation-of-alpha-1-antitrypsin-levels-and-serpina1-gene-polymorphisms-in-sickle-cell-disease
#5
Magda Oliveira Seixas Carvalho, André Luís Carvalho Santos Souza, Mauricio Batista Carvalho, Ana Paula Almeida Souza Pacheco, Larissa Carneiro Rocha, Valma Maria Lopes do Nascimento, Camylla Vilas Boas Figueiredo, Caroline Conceição Guarda, Rayra Pereira Santiago, Adekunle Adekile, Marilda de Souza Goncalves
Alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) is an inhibitor of neutrophil elastase and a member of the serine proteinase inhibitor (serpin) superfamily, and little is known about its activity in sickle cell disease (SCD). We hypothesize that AAT may undergo changes in SCD because of the high oxidative stress and inflammation associated with the disease. We have found high AAT levels in SCD patients compared to controls, while mutant genotypes of SERPINA1 gene had decreased AAT levels, in both groups. AAT showed negative correlation with red blood cells, hemoglobin (Hb), hematocrit, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, urea, creatinine, and albumin and was positively correlated with mean corpuscular Hb concentration, white blood cells, neutrophils, Hb S, bilirubin, lactate dehydrogenase, ferritin, and C-reactive protein...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163549/commentary-cytokine-regulation-of-na-k-cl-cotransporter-1-and-cystic-fibrosis-transmembrane-conductance-regulator-potential-role-in-pulmonary-inflammation-and-edema-formation
#6
COMMENT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163548/emodin-alleviates-sodium-taurocholate-induced-pancreatic-acinar-cell-injury-via-microrna-30a-5p-mediated-inhibition-of-high-temperature-requirement-a-transforming-growth-factor-beta-1-inflammatory-signaling
#7
Hong Xiang, Xufeng Tao, Shilin Xia, Jialin Qu, Huiyi Song, Jianjun Liu, Dong Shang
Pancreatitis is an inflammatory disease that is responsible for substantial morbidity and mortality, and it can induce pancreatic necrosis that starts within pancreatic acinar cells in severe cases. Emodin, a pleiotropic natural product isolated from the Chinese herb Rheum palmatum L., has effective anti-inflammatory activities. In this paper, we investigated the protective effects and molecular mechanism of emodin against sodium taurocholate (STC)-induced pancreatic acinar cells injury in vitro and in vivo; and the results showed that emodin could significantly alleviate STC-induced pancreatic acinar cells injury through decreasing trypsin, amylase and the release of inflammatory factors (tumor necrosis factor alpha, interleukin-1β, and interleukin-6)...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163547/natural-killer-cells-from-the-subcutaneous-adipose-tissue-underexpress-the-nkp30-and-nkp44-in-obese-persons-and-are-less-active-against-major-histocompatibility-complex-class-i-non-expressing-neoplastic-cells
#8
Alireza Shoae-Hassani, Maryam Behfar, Seyed Abdolreza Mortazavi-Tabatabaei, Jafar Ai, Rashin Mohseni, Amir Ali Hamidieh
There are many types of leukocytes reside in subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT), and among them, natural killer cells (NKs) comprise a major part. We show that the NKs that reside in the SAT (adipose tissue-derived NK cells; ADNKs) of the abdominal region found with phenotypic differences from the NKs circulating in the peripheral blood derived NK cells (PBNKs). In this survey, flow cytometry phenotyping was used to study the differences between the natural cytotoxicity receptor expression on ADNKs and PBNKs of both obese and lean persons...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163546/glucose-6-phosphatase-catalytic-subunit-3-g6pc3-deficiency-associated-with-autoinflammatory-complications
#9
Anoop Mistry, Thomas Scambler, David Parry, Mark Wood, Gabriela Barcenas-Morales, Clive Carter, Rainer Doffinger, Sinisa Savic
G6PC3 deficiency typically causes severe congenital neutropenia, associated with susceptibility to infections, cardiac and urogenital abnormalities. However, here we describe two boys of Pakistani origin who were found to have G6PC3 deficiency due to c.130 C>T mutation, but who have clinical phenotypes that are typical for a systemic autoinflammatory syndrome. The index case presented with combination of unexplained fevers, severe mucosal ulcers, abdominal symptoms, and inflammatory arthritis. He eventually fully responded to anti-TNF therapy...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163545/cd40l-expression-allows-cd8-t-cells-to-promote-their-own-expansion-and-differentiation-through-dendritic-cells
#10
Neil Q Tay, Debbie C P Lee, Yen Leong Chua, Nayana Prabhu, Nicholas R J Gascoigne, David M Kemeny
CD8(+) T cells play an important role in providing protective immunity against a wide range of pathogens, and a number of different factors control their activation. Although CD40L-mediated CD40 licensing of dendritic cells (DCs) by CD4(+) T cells is known to be necessary for the generation of a robust CD8(+) T cell response, the contribution of CD8(+) T cell-expressed CD40L on DC licensing is less clear. We have previously shown that CD8(+) T cells are able to induce the production of IL-12 p70 by DCs in a CD40L-dependent manner, providing some evidence that CD8(+) T cell-mediated activation of DCs is possible...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163544/macrophage-autophagy-and-bacterial-infections
#11
REVIEW
Aïcha Bah, Isabelle Vergne
Autophagy is a well-conserved lysosomal degradation pathway that plays key roles in bacterial infections. One of the most studied is probably xenophagy, the selective capture and degradation of intracellular bacteria by lysosomes. However, the impact of autophagy goes beyond xenophagy and involves intensive cross-talks with other host defense mechanisms. In addition, autophagy machinery can have non-canonical functions such as LC3-associated phagocytosis. In this review, we intend to summarize the current knowledge on the many functions of autophagy proteins in cell defenses with a focus on bacteria-macrophage interaction...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163543/interleukin-6-present-in-inflammatory-ascites-from-advanced-epithelial-ovarian-cancer-patients-promotes-tumor-necrosis-factor-receptor-2-expressing-regulatory-t-cells
#12
Nirmala Chandralega Kampan, Mutsa Tatenda Madondo, Orla M McNally, Andrew N Stephens, Michael A Quinn, Magdalena Plebanski
Background: Epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) remains a highly lethal gynecological malignancy. Ascites, an accumulation of peritoneal fluid present in one-third of patients at presentation, is linked to poor prognosis. High levels of regulatory T cells (Tregs) in ascites are correlated with tumor progression and reduced survival. Malignant ascites harbors high levels of Tregs expressing the tumor necrosis factor receptor 2 (TNFR2), as well as pro-inflammatory factors such as interleukin 6 (IL-6) and tumor necrosis factor (TNF)...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163542/effects-of-food-additives-on-immune-cells-as-contributors-to-body-weight-gain-and-immune-mediated-metabolic-dysregulation
#13
REVIEW
Heitor A Paula Neto, Priscila Ausina, Lilian S Gomez, João G B Leandro, Patricia Zancan, Mauro Sola-Penna
Food additives are compounds used in order to improve food palatability, texture, and shelf life. Despite a significant effort to assure safety of use, toxicological analysis of these substances, generally, rely on their direct toxicity to target organs (liver and kidney) or their genotoxic effects. Much less attention is paid to the effects of these compounds on cells of the immune system. This is of relevance given that metabolic dysregulation and obesity have a strong immune-mediated component. Obese individuals present a state of chronic low-grade inflammation that contributes to the establishment of insulin resistance and other metabolic abnormalities known as the metabolic syndrome...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163541/nucleotide-binding-oligomerization-domain-2-contributes-to-limiting-growth-of-mycobacterium-abscessus-in-the-lung-of-mice-by-regulating-cytokines-and-nitric-oxide-production
#14
Jun-Young Lee, Moo-Seung Lee, Dong-Jae Kim, Soo-Jin Yang, Sang-Jin Lee, Eui-Jeong Noh, Sung Jae Shin, Jong-Hwan Park
Mycobacterium abscessus is a prominent cause of pulmonary infection in immunosuppressed patients and those with cystic fibrosis. Nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain (NOD) 2 is a cytosolic receptor which senses a bacterial peptidoglycan component, muramyl dipeptide (MDP). Although nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain 2 (NOD2) contributes to protect host against various microbial infections, it is still unclear whether NOD2 is essential to regulate host immune responses against M. abscessus infection...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163540/local-high-dose-radiotherapy-induces-systemic-immunomodulating-effects-of-potential-therapeutic-relevance-in-oligometastatic-breast-cancer
#15
Elena Muraro, Carlo Furlan, Michele Avanzo, Debora Martorelli, Elisa Comaro, Aurora Rizzo, Damiana A Fae', Massimiliano Berretta, Loredana Militello, Alessandro Del Conte, Simon Spazzapan, Riccardo Dolcetti, Marco Trovo'
Local irradiation of cancer through radiotherapy can induce spontaneous regression of non-directly irradiated lesions, suggesting the involvement of systemic antitumor immune responses. In oligometastatic breast cancer (BC) patients, the use of stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) favors the local control of treated lesions and may contribute to break local tolerance and release tumor-associated antigens (TAAs), improving host antitumor immunity. We performed a detailed immunomonitoring of BC patients undergoing SBRT to verify its ability to "switch on" the anti-tumor immunity both systemically, in peripheral blood, and locally, employing in vitro BC models...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163539/hla-class-i-or-class-ii-and-disease-association-catch-the-difference-if-you-can
#16
Maria Teresa Fiorillo, Fabiana Paladini, Valentina Tedeschi, Rosa Sorrentino
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163538/efficacy-and-safety-of-a-multistrain-probiotic-formulation-depends-from-manufacturing
#17
Vito Trinchieri, Luca Laghi, Beatrice Vitali, Carola Parolin, Ilaria Giusti, Daniela Capobianco, Paola Mastromarino, Claudio De Simone
Background: Variability in probiotics manufacturing may affect their properties, with potential implications for their efficacy and safety. This is of particular concern with probiotic products destined for use in patients with serious medical conditions, including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. The purpose of the study was to carry out a series of experiments comparing the properties of the US-made probiotic formulation originally commercialized under the brand name VSL#3(®), with those of the Italian-made formulation now commercialized under the same name...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163537/mycn-amplification-is-associated-with-repressed-cellular-immunity-in-neuroblastoma-an-in-silico-immunological-analysis-of-target-database
#18
Peng Zhang, Xiaofang Wu, Moushumi Basu, Chen Dong, Pan Zheng, Yang Liu, Anthony David Sandler
Purpose: RNA and DNA sequencing data are traditionally used to discern intrinsic cellular pathways in cancer pathogenesis, their utility for investigating the tumor microenvironment (TME) has not been fully explored. This study explores the use of sequencing data to investigate immunity within the TME. Experimental design: Here, we use immune cell fraction estimation analysis to determine the immune profiles in the microenvironment of neuroblastoma (NB) based on RNA-seq data in the TARGET database...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163536/drug-hypersensitivity-and-anaphylaxis-in-cancer-and-chronic-inflammatory-diseases-the-role-of-desensitizations
#19
REVIEW
Mariana Castells
Drug allergy is a rising problem in the twenty-first century which affects all populations and races, children, and adults, and for which the recognition, diagnosis, management, and treatment is still not well standardized. Classical and new chemotherapy drugs, monoclonal antibodies (MoAbs), and small molecules to treat cancer and chronic inflammatory diseases are aimed at improving quality of life and life expectancy of patients, but an increasing number of reactions including anaphylaxis precludes their use in targeted populations...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163535/chronic-inflammation-increases-the-sensitivity-of-mouse-treg-for-tnfr2-costimulation
#20
Tobias Schmid, Lena Falter, Sabine Weber, Nils Müller, Konstantin Molitor, David Zeller, Dorothea Weber-Steffens, Thomas Hehlgans, Harald Wajant, Sven Mostböck, Daniela N Männel
TNF receptor type 2 (TNFR2) has gained attention as a costimulatory receptor for T cells and as critical factor for the development of regulatory T cells (Treg) and myeloid suppressor cells. Using the TNFR2-specific agonist TNCscTNF80, direct effects of TNFR2 activation on myeloid cells and T cells were investigated in mice. In vitro, TNCscTNF80 induced T cell proliferation in a costimulatory fashion, and also supported in vitro expansion of Treg cells. In addition, activation of TNFR2 retarded differentiation of bone marrow-derived immature myeloid cells in culture and reduced their suppressor function...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
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