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gamma delta T cells

Andreia Monteiro, Catarina Cruto, Pedro Rosado, António Martinho, Luiza Rosado, Mafalda Fonseca, Artur Paiva
We characterized circulating gamma-delta T cells in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) patients, during remission and relapse phases. In relapse, we observed a decrease of circulating CCR5+ γδ TEMRA cell subset, together with a decrease in EOMES and granzyme B mRNA expression in γδ T cells, suggesting a reduction of the cytotoxic potential of this subset. Moreover, we also found a higher frequency of IFNγ+ γδ T cells, which may indicate that these cells are assuming a more regulatory function associated to a Th1 profile...
February 24, 2018: Journal of Neuroimmunology
Xin Wang, Justin Darcy, Chuan Cai, Junfei Jin, Andrzej Bartke, Deliang Cao
Hypopituitary dwarf mice demonstrate advantages of longevity, but little is known of their colon development and intestinal immunity. Herein we found that Ames dwarf mice have shorter colon and colonic crypts, but larger ratio of mesenteric lymph nodes (MLNs) over body weight than age-matched wild type (WT) mice. In the colonic lamina propria (cLP) of juvenile Ames mice, more inflammatory neutrophils (Ā: 0.15% vs. 0.03% in WT mice) and monocytes (Ā: 7.97% vs. 5.15%) infiltrated, and antigen presenting cells CD11c+ dendritic cells (Ā: 1...
March 2, 2018: Aging
Michael R Pranzatelli, Tyler J Allison, Nathan R McGee, Elizabeth D Tate
Studies of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) γδ T cells in children are limited, especially due to the lack of control data. In adults, gamma/delta T cells (TCR-γδ) residing in the intrathecal space are sometimes involved in neuroinflammation. To evaluate the possible role of γδ T cells in pediatric neuroinflammation, we immunophenotyped CSF and blood lymphocytes using flow cytometry in a case-control study of 100 children with non-inflammatory neurologic disorders (NIND), 312 with opsoclonus-myoclonus (OMS), and 23 with other inflammatory neurologic disorders (OIND)...
February 27, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
Aurore Saudemont, Laurent Jespers, Timothy Clay
Ex vivo manipulations of autologous patient's cells or gene-engineered cell therapeutics have allowed the development of cell and gene therapy approaches to treat otherwise incurable diseases. These modalities of personalized medicine have already shown great promises including product commercialization for some rare diseases. The transfer of a chimeric antigen receptor or T cell receptor genes into autologous T cells has led to very promising outcomes for some cancers, and particularly for hematological malignancies...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
Michelle A Pitch, Kevin H Kim, Trey Manning, Bruce R Smoller, Henry K Wong, Jennifer R Kaley
Primary cutaneous gamma/delta T-cell lymphoma (PCγδTCL) is a rare form of cutaneous lymphoma characterized by abnormal clonal proliferation of mature, activated gamma-delta T cells expressing the γδ heterodimer of the T-cell receptor (TCR). As an entity, PCγδTCL has recently undergone diagnostic revision since its introduction in the 2008 WHO classification of cutaneous lymphomas and confirmedin 2016. Nonetheless, diagnosis remains difficult both clinically and histologically, given its broad range of clinical manifestations and immunohistochemical phenotypes...
November 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
Hiroto Kaneko, Masafumi Taniwaki, Yosuke Matsumoto, Mihoko Yoshida, Kazuho Shimura, Takahiro Fujino, Hitoji Uchiyama, Junya Kuroda
A 56-year-old Japanese male with chronic active Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection (CAEBV) who developed systemic gamma-delta T-cell lymphoproliferative disease (LPD) is reported. Although immune cooling therapy was effective, he died of sudden and severe hypoxia and anemia soon after the initiation of cytotoxic chemotherapy that had been previously recommended. There might remain a difficulty to control fulminant adult-onset CAEBV. Additionally, we describe three types of lymphoid cells that were observed in his peripheral blood: morphologically normal lymphocytes, large blastic cells and mature ones with rough granules...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
Allison Voisin, Marjorie Whitfield, Christelle Damon-Soubeyrand, Chantal Goubely, Joëlle Henry-Berger, Fabrice Saez, Ayhan Kocer, Joël R Drevet, Rachel Guiton
Despite increasing evidence that epididymal immune disorders can lead to infertility, the cells and mechanisms underlying epididymal immunity remain poorly understood. In this study, we propose a rather exhaustive overview of innate and adaptive immune cells present in the murine caput and cauda epididymis. Using flow cytometry and a wide set of markers, we screened the broadest panel of immune cells ever, in this organ. For the first time, we unequivocally quantified the innate populations of monocytes, macrophages, and dendritic cells subtypes...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Reproductive Immunology
Neidy Varela Rodrigues, Daniel V Correia, Sofia Mensurado, Sandrina Nobrega-Pereira, Ana deBarros, Fernanda Kyle-Cezar, Andrew Tutt, Adrian C Hayday, Haakan Norell, Bruno Silva-Santos, Sergio Dias
Vgamma9Vdelta2 T cells, the main subset of gamma delta T lymphocytes in human peripheral blood, are endowed with antitumor functions such as cytotoxicity and IFNgamma production. These functions are triggered upon TCR-dependent activation by non-peptidic prenyl pyrophosphates ("phosphoantigens") that are selective agonists of Vgamma9Vdelta2 T cells, and which have been evaluated in clinical studies. Because phosphoantigens have shown inter-individual variation in Vgamma9Vdelta2 T-cell activities, we asked whether metabolic resources, namely lipids such as cholesterol, could affect phosphoantigen-mediated Vgamma9Vdelta2 T-cell activation and function...
January 22, 2018: Cancer Immunology Research
Irappa Madabhavi, Gaurang Modi, Harsha Panchal, Apurva Patel, Swaroop Revannasiddaiah, Asha Anand, Sonia Parikh, Kshitij Joshi, Malay Sarkar
Peripheral T cell lymphomas are a heterogeneous group of post-thymic, mature lymphoid malignancies, accounting for approximately 10-15% of all non-Hodgkin's lymphomas. Hepatosplenic T-cell lymphoma (HSGDTCL) is a rare entity, which is characterized by primary extra nodal disease with typical sinusoidal or sinusal infiltration of the liver and the spleen, respectively by expression of the T-cell receptor γδ chain, and by a number of other frequent clinicopathologic features, including aggressive course of disease...
October 1, 2017: International Journal of Hematology-oncology and Stem Cell Research
Pierre Vantourout, Adam Laing, Martin J Woodward, Iva Zlatareva, Luis Apolonia, Andrew W Jones, Ambrosius P Snijders, Michael H Malim, Adrian C Hayday
The long-held view that gamma delta (γδ) T cells in mice and humans are fundamentally dissimilar, as are γδ cells in blood and peripheral tissues, has been challenged by emerging evidence of the cells' regulation by butyrophilin (BTN) and butyrophilin-like (BTNL) molecules. Thus, murine Btnl1 and the related gene, Skint1, mediate T cell receptor (TCR)-dependent selection of murine intraepithelial γδ T cell repertoires in gut and skin, respectively; BTNL3 and BTNL8 are TCR-dependent regulators of human gut γδ cells; and BTN3A1 is essential for TCR-dependent activation of human peripheral blood Vγ9Vδ2+ T cells...
January 16, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Yijing Zhao, Chao Niu, Jiuwei Cui
BACKGROUND: γδ T cells are a distinct subgroup of T cells containing T cell receptors (TCRs) γ and TCR δ chains with diverse structural and functional heterogeneity. As a bridge between the innate and adaptive immune systems, γδ T cells participate in various immune responses during cancer progression. Because of their direct/indirect antitumor cytotoxicity and strong cytokine production ability, the use of γδ T cells in cancer immunotherapy has received a lot of attention over the past decade...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Translational Medicine
Anna Capsomidis, Gabriel Benthall, Heleen H Van Acker, Jonathan Fisher, Anne M Kramer, Zarah Abeln, Yvonne Majani, Talia Gileadi, Rebecca Wallace, Kenth Gustafsson, Barry Flutter, John Anderson
Gamma delta T (γδT) lymphocytes are primed for rapid function, including cytotoxicity toward cancer cells, and are a component of the immediate stress response. Following activation, they can function as professional antigen-presenting cells. Chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) work by focusing T cell function on defined cell surface tumor antigens and provide essential costimulation for robust activation. Given the natural tropism of γδT cells for the tumor microenvironment, we hypothesized that their transduction with CARs might enhance cytotoxicity while retaining their ability to migrate to tumor and act as antigen-presenting cells to prolong the intratumoral immune response...
December 8, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
Eric X Wei, Vasiliki Leventaki, John K Choi, Susana C Raimondi, Elizabeth M Azzato, Sheila A Shurtleff, Menchu G Ong, Diana M Veillon, James D Cotelingam, Rodney E Shackelford
Gamma delta ( γδ ) T-cell antigen receptor (TCR) expression and its related T-cell differentiation are not commonly reported in T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia/lymphoma (T-ALL). Here we report two pediatric T-ALL cases and present their clinical features, histology, immunophenotypes, cytogenetics, and molecular diagnostic findings. The first patient is a two-year-old girl with leukocytosis, circulating lymphoblasts, and a cryptic insertion of a short-arm segment at 10p12 into the long-arm segment of 11q23 resulting in an MLL and AF10 fusion transcript, which may be the first reported in γδ T-ALL...
2017: Case Reports in Hematology
Amy C Prosser, Axel Kallies, Michaela Lucas
Short-term outcomes of solid organ transplantation have improved dramatically over the past several decades; however, long-term survival has remained static over the same time period, and chronic rejection remains a major cause of graft failure. The importance of donor, or 'passenger', lymphocytes to the induction of tolerance to allografts was recognized in the 1990s; however, their precise contribution to graft acceptance or rejection has not been elucidated. Recently, specialized populations of tissue-resident lymphocytes in nonlymphoid organs have been described...
November 14, 2017: Transplantation
Soumyasri Das Gupta, Misaal Patel, Joseph Wahler, Min Ji Bak, Brian Wall, Mao-Jung Lee, Yong Lin, Weichung Joe Shih, Li Cai, Chung S Yang, Nanjoo Suh
Despite experimental evidence elucidating the antitumor activities of tocopherols, clinical trials with α-tocopherol (α-T) have failed to demonstrate its beneficial effects in cancer prevention. This study compared the chemopreventive efficacy of individual tocopherols (α-, δ-, and γ-T) and a γ-T-rich tocopherol mixture (γ-TmT) in the August-Copenhagen Irish (ACI) rat model of estrogen-mediated mammary cancer. Female ACI rats receiving 17β-estradiol (E2) implants were administered with 0.2% α-T, δ-T, γ-T, or γ-TmT for 30 weeks...
December 2017: Cancer Prevention Research
Prema M Nair, Malcolm R Starkey, Tatt Jhong Haw, Roland Ruscher, Gang Liu, Muralidhara R Maradana, Ranjeny Thomas, Brendan J O'Sullivan, Philip M Hansbro
RATIONALE: RelB is a member of the NF-κB family that is essential for dendritic cell (DC) function and maturation. However, the contribution of RelB to the development of allergic airway inflammation (AAI) is unknown. Here, we identify a pivotal role for RelB in the development of spontaneous AAI, independent of exogenous allergen exposure. METHODS: We assessed AAI in two strains of RelB-deficient ((-/-)) mice, one with a targeted deletion and another mutant expressing an major histocompatibility complex (MHC) transgene...
September 29, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
Jolyon Martin, Hannes Ponstingl, Marie-Paule Lefranc, Joy Archer, David Sargan, Allan Bradley
Dogs are an excellent model for human disease. For example, the treatment of canine lymphoma has been predictive of the human response to that treatment. However, an incomplete picture of canine (Canis lupus familiaris) immunoglobulin (IG) and T cell receptor (TR)-or antigen receptor (AR)-gene loci has restricted their utility. This work advances the annotation of the canine AR loci and looks into breed-specific features of the loci. Bioinformatic analysis of unbiased RNA sequence data was used to complete the annotation of the canine AR genes...
September 19, 2017: Immunogenetics
Matyas Meggyes, Laszlo Szereday, Pal Jakso, Barbara Bogar, Agnes Bogdan, Jasper Nörenberg, Eva Miko, Aliz Barakonyi
PROBLEM: CD160, a cell surface co-receptor, is capable of up- or downregulating cell proliferation, cytotoxicity or cytokine production on lymphocytes. Our aim was to investigate CD160(+) lymphocytes in the periphery and at the maternal-foetal interface during murine pregnancy. METHOD OF STUDY: CD4(+) , CD8(+) and gamma/delta T-cell phenotype, TIM3 co-expression and cytotoxic activity of CD160(+) lymphocytes of pregnant BALB/c mice were analysed by flow cytometry...
September 16, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
Dayasagar Das, Vivek Anand, Sujay Khandpur, Vinod K Sharma, Alpana Sharma
γδ T cells and Scavenger receptors are key parts of the innate immune machinery, playing significant roles in regulating immune homeostasis at the epithelial surface. The roles of these immune components are not yet characterized for the autoimmune skin disorder Pemphigus vulgaris (PV). Phenotyping and frequency of γδ T cells estimated by flow cytometry have shown increased frequency of γδ T cells (6·7% versus 4·4%) producing interferon- γ (IFN-γ; 35·2% versus 26·68%) in the circulation of patients compared with controls...
January 2018: Immunology
Ayantika Talukdar, Reeta Rai, K Aparna Sharma, D N Rao, Alpana Sharma
BACKGROUND: Gamma delta (γδ) T cells are known to link innate and adaptive immunity. Decidual γδ T cells are known to provide immunotolerance by producing IL-10 and TGF-β. In recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL) females, the role of peripheral γδ T cells remain unstudied. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the different phenotypes of γδ T cells in the peripheral blood of women with idiopathic RPL and their possible involvement in RPL condition. METHODS: A total of 120 women were recruited for the study...
August 9, 2017: Cytokine
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