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Journal of Immunology Research

Mengzhou He, Ming Jiang, Yuan Zhou, Fanfan Li, Meitao Yang, Yao Fan, Yin Xie, Rajluxmee Beejadhursing, Ling Feng, Dongrui Deng
Recurrent miscarriage is defined as the loss of 3 or more consecutive pregnancies; however, the underlying immunologic mechanisms that trigger pregnancy loss remain largely unelucidated. Galectin-9 (Gal-9) may modulate a variety of biologic functions and play an important role in Th1/Th2 immune deviation. To analyze the mechanism of Gal-9 in abortion, we used the classical abortion-prone mouse model (DBA/2-mated CBA/J mice) to detect the expression of Gal-9 at the maternal-fetal interface. We also mimicked the immune environment of pregnancy by culturing trophoblast cells with peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) to explore how Gal-9 might be involved in the pathogenesis of abortion...
2018: Journal of Immunology Research
Jacek Tabarkiewicz, Senthamil R Selvan, Nathalie Cools
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2018: Journal of Immunology Research
Jaehong Kim
Recent findings show that the metabolic status of immune cells can determine immune responses. Metabolic reprogramming between aerobic glycolysis and oxidative phosphorylation, previously speculated as exclusively observable in cancer cells, exists in various types of immune and stromal cells in many different pathological conditions other than cancer. The microenvironments of cancer, obese adipose, and wound-repairing tissues share common features of inflammatory reactions. In addition, the metabolic changes in macrophages and T cells are now regarded as crucial for the functional plasticity of the immune cells and responsible for the progression and regression of many pathological processes, notably cancer...
2018: Journal of Immunology Research
Chun-Bing Chen, Riichiro Abe, Ren-You Pan, Chuang-Wei Wang, Shuen-Iu Hung, Yi-Giien Tsai, Wen-Hung Chung
Drug hypersensitivity may manifest ranging from milder skin reactions (e.g., maculopapular exanthema and urticaria) to severe systemic reactions, such as anaphylaxis, drug reactions with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS)/drug-induced hypersensitivity syndrome (DIHS), or Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS)/toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN). Current pharmacogenomic studies have made important strides in the prevention of some drug hypersensitivity through the identification of relevant genetic variants, particularly for genes encoding drug-metabolizing enzymes and human leukocyte antigens (HLAs)...
2018: Journal of Immunology Research
Jeannette Lo, Chang-Qing Xia, Ruihua Peng, Michael J Clare-Salzler
Dendritic cell (DC) immunotherapy has been effective for prevention of type 1 diabetes (T1D) in NOD mice but fails to protect if initiated after active autoimmunity. As autoreactivity expands inter- and intramolecularly during disease progression, we investigated whether DCs unpulsed or pulsed with β cell antigenic dominant determinants (DD), subdominant determinants (SD), and ignored determinants (ID) could prevent T1D in mice with advanced insulitis. We found that diabetes was significantly delayed by DC therapy...
2018: Journal of Immunology Research
Brian Hassett, Steven Vicik, Brian Fitzpatrick
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2018: Journal of Immunology Research
Shuxin Chen, Zepeng Du, Bingli Wu, Huiyang Shen, Chunpeng Liu, Xueli Qiu, Yufeng Zhang, Liyan Xu, Enmin Li, Zhigang Zhong
Background: In our previous study, mouse double minute 2 homolog (MDM2), insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF1), signal transducer and activator of transcription 1 (STAT1), and Rac family small GTPase 1 (RAC1) were correlated with the recurrence of giant cell tumor of bone (GCT). The aim of this study is to use a large cohort study to confirm the involvement of these four genes in GCT recurrence. Methods: The expression of these four genes was detected and compared between GCT patients with or without recurrence...
2018: Journal of Immunology Research
Angélica Aponte-López, Ezequiel M Fuentes-Pananá, Daniel Cortes-Muñoz, Samira Muñoz-Cruz
Mast cells are unique tissue-resident immune cells that secrete a diverse array of biologically active compounds that can stimulate, modulate, or suppress the immune response. Although mounting evidence supports that mast cells are consistently infiltrating tumors, their role as either a driving or an opposite force for cancer progression is still controversial. Particularly, in breast cancer, their function is still under discussion. While some studies have shown a protective role, recent evidence indicates that mast cells enhance blood and lymphatic vessel formation...
2018: Journal of Immunology Research
Ranferi Ocaña-Guzman, Luis Vázquez-Bolaños, Isabel Sada-Ovalle
A variety of receptors perform the function of attenuating or inhibiting activation of cells in which they are expressed. Examples of these kinds of receptors include TIM-3 and PD-1, among others that have been widely studied in cells of lymphoid origin and, though to a lesser degree, in other cell lines. Today, several studies describe the function of these molecules as part of the diverse mechanisms of immune tolerance that exist in the immune system. This review analyzes the function of some of these proteins in monocytes and macrophages and as well as their participation as inhibitory molecules or elements of immunological tolerance that also act in innate defense mechanisms...
2018: Journal of Immunology Research
Shang-Chen Yang, Sindy Hu, Sheng-Zheng Zhang, Jin-Wen Huang, Jing Zhang, Chao Ji, Bo Cheng
Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis (SJS/TEN) are life-threatening disease. However, there are only few epidemiologic studies of SJS/TEN from China. To analyze the clinical characteristics, causality, and outcome of treatment for SJS/TEN in China, we reviewed case reports of patients with SJS/TEN from the China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) and Wanfang database from 2006 to 2016 and patients with SJS/TEN who were admitted to the First Affiliated Hospital of Fujian Medical University during the same period...
2018: Journal of Immunology Research
Bingrui Li, Nianyu Li, Le Zhang, Kai Li, Yingtian Xie, Meilan Xue, Zheng Zheng
Background: circRNAs are part of the competitive endogenous RNA network, which putatively function as miRNA sponges and play a crucial role in the development of numerous diseases. However, studies of circRNAs in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) disease are limited. This work aims to identify the expression pattern of circRNAs in synovial tissues and their inflammatory regulation mechanism. Methods: We first compared the mRNA expression in rheumatoid arthritis patients with that in healthy volunteers by GEO database mining to identify gene loci specifically expressed in synovial tissues...
2018: Journal of Immunology Research
V S Kichatova, K K Kyuregyan, N V Soboleva, A A Karlsen, O V Isaeva, M G Isaguliants, M I Mikhailov
Amino acid substitutions R70Q/H and L91M in HCV subtype 1b core protein can affect the response to interferon and are associated with the development of hepatocellular carcinoma. We found that the rate of R70Q/H in HCV 1b from Russia was 31.2%, similar to that in HCV strains from Asia (34.0%), higher than that in the European (18.0%, p = 0.0010), but lower than that in the US HCV 1b strains (62.8%, p < 0.0001). Substitution L91M was found in 80.4% of the Russian HCV 1b isolates, higher than in Asian isolates (43...
2018: Journal of Immunology Research
Marina A Shevchenko, Andrey O Bogorodskiy, Natalia I Troyanova, Ekaterina A Servuli, Elena L Bolkhovitina, Georg Büldt, Christoph Fahlke, Valentin I Gordeliy, Thomas Gensch, Valentin I Borshchevskiy, Alexander M Sapozhnikov
Susceptibility to fungal infection is commonly associated with impaired neutrophil responses. To study the mechanisms underlying this association, we investigated neutrophil recruitment to the conducting airway wall after Aspergillus fumigatus conidium inhalation in mouse models of drug-induced immunosuppression and antibody-mediated neutrophil depletion (neutropenia) by performing three-dimensional confocal laser-scanning microscopy of whole-mount primary bronchus specimens. Actin staining enabled visualization of the epithelial and smooth muscle layers that mark the airway wall...
2018: Journal of Immunology Research
Chau Yee Ng, Chun-Bing Chen, Ming-Ying Wu, Jennifer Wu, Chih-Hsun Yang, Rosaline Chung-Yee Hui, Ya-Ching Chang, Chun-Wei Lu
Cutaneous adverse drug reactions are commonly seen in patients with anticancer drug treatment. Anticancer drugs, including chemotherapy, target therapy, and recent immunotherapy causing skin reactions ranging from mild skin rash to life-threatening severe cutaneous adverse reactions (SCARs), such as Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrosis (TEN) with increase morbidity and mortality while they are receiving cancer treatments, have been proposed to be a result of direct skin toxicity or drug hypersensitivity reactions (these are proposed mechanism, not definite)...
2018: Journal of Immunology Research
Lidia Karabon, Miroslaw Markiewicz, Karolina Chrobot, Monika Dzierzak-Mietla, Edyta Pawlak-Adamska, Anna Partyka, Anna Koclega, Slawomira Kyrcz-Krzemien, Irena Frydecka
CD86 molecule is the ligand for both costimulatory (CD28) and coinhibitory (CTLA-4) molecules, and it regulates immune response after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (alloHSCT). Therefore, we postulate that CD86 gene variations might influence the outcome after alloHSCT. Altogether, 295 adult patients (pts) undergoing related (105 pts) and unrelated (190 pts) donor-matched HSCT were genotyped for the following CD86 gene polymorphisms: rs1129055, rs9831894, and rs2715267. Moreover, the donors' rs1129055 polymorphism was determined...
2018: Journal of Immunology Research
Pei-Feng Liu, Yanhan Wang, Robert G Ulrich, Christopher W Simmons, Jean S VanderGheynst, Richard L Gallo, Chun-Ming Huang
Transgene introgression is a major concern associated with transgenic plant-based vaccines. Agroinfiltration can be used to selectively transform nonreproductive organs and avoid introgression. Here, we introduce a new vaccine modality in which Staphylococcal enterotoxin B (SEB) genes are agroinfiltrated into radishes ( Raphanw sativus L.), resulting in transient expression and accumulation of SEB in planta . This approach can simultaneously express multiple antigens in a single leaf. Furthermore, the potential of high-throughput vaccine production was demonstrated by simultaneously agroinfiltrating multiple radish leaves using a multichannel pipette...
2018: Journal of Immunology Research
Wenyi Zhou, Mingyi Zhao
Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death around the globe. Cardiac deterioration is associated with irreversible cardiomyocyte loss. Understanding how the cardiovascular system develops and the pathological processes of cardiac disease will contribute to finding novel and preventive therapeutic methods. The canonical Hippo tumor suppressor pathway in mammalian cells is primarily composed of the MST1/2-SAV1-LATS1/2-MOB1-YAP/TAZ cascade. Continuing research on this pathway has identified other factors like RASSF1A, Nf2, MAP4Ks, and NDR1/2, further enriching our knowledge of the Hippo-YAP pathway...
2018: Journal of Immunology Research
Elisa Montanari, Joel Pimenta, Luca Szabó, François Noverraz, Solène Passemard, Raphael P H Meier, Jeremy Meyer, Jonathan Sidibe, Aurelien Thomas, Henk-Jan Schuurman, Sandrine Gerber-Lemaire, Carmen Gonelle-Gispert, Leo H Buhler
Porcine hepatocytes transplanted during acute liver failure might support metabolic functions until the diseased liver recovers its function. Here, we isolated high numbers of viable pig hepatocytes and evaluated hepatocyte functionality after encapsulation. We further investigated whether coculture and coencapsulation of hepatocytes with human multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC) are beneficial on hepatocyte function. Livers from 10 kg pigs ( n = 9) were harvested, and hepatocytes were isolated from liver suspensions for microencapsulation using alginate and poly(ethylene-glycol)- (PEG-) grafted alginate hydrogels, either alone or in combination with MSC...
2018: Journal of Immunology Research
Huizhen Fan, Chunyan Jiang, Baoyuan Zhong, Jianwen Sheng, Ting Chen, Qingqing Chen, Jingtao Li, Hongchuan Zhao
Matrine may be protective against colorectal cancer (CRC), but how it may work is unclear. Thus, we explored the underlying mechanisms of matrine in CRC. Matrine-related proteins and CRC-related genes and therapeutic targets of matrine in CRC were predicted using a network pharmacology approach. Five targets, including interleukin 6 (IL-6), the 26S proteasome, tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF- α ), transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGF- β 1) and p53, and corresponding high-mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) signaling and T helper cell differentiation were thought to be associated with matrine's mechanism...
2018: Journal of Immunology Research
Chonlaphat Sukasem, Chonlawat Chaichan, Thapanat Nakkrut, Patompong Satapornpong, Kanoot Jaruthamsophon, Thawinee Jantararoungtong, Napatrupron Koomdee, Suthida Sririttha, Sadeep Medhasi, Sarawut Oo-Puthinan, Ticha Rerkpattanapipat, Jettanong Klaewsongkram, Pawinee Rerknimitr, Papapit Tuchinda, Leena Chularojanamontri, Napatra Tovanabutra, Apichaya Puangpetch, Wichai Aekplakorn
The HLA-B ∗ 15:02 allele has been reported to have a strong association with carbamazepine-induced Stevens-Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis (SJS/TEN) in Thai patients. The HLA-B alleles associated with carbamazepine-induced maculopapular exanthema (MPE) and the drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) among the Thai population have never been reported. The aim of the present study was to carry out an analysis of the involvement of HLA-B alleles in carbamazepine-induced cutaneous adverse drug reactions (cADRs) in the Thai population...
2018: Journal of Immunology Research
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