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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340336/a-dna-based-t-cell-receptor-reveals-a-role-for-receptor-clustering-in-ligand-discrimination
#1
Marcus J Taylor, Kabir Husain, Zev J Gartner, Satyajit Mayor, Ronald D Vale
A T cell mounts an immune response by measuring the binding strength of its T cell receptor (TCR) for peptide-loaded MHCs (pMHC) on an antigen-presenting cell. How T cells convert the lifetime of the extracellular TCR-pMHC interaction into an intracellular signal remains unknown. Here, we developed a synthetic signaling system in which the extracellular domains of the TCR and pMHC were replaced with short hybridizing strands of DNA. Remarkably, T cells can discriminate between DNA ligands differing by a single base pair...
March 23, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333940/distinct-transcriptome-profiles-of-gag-specific-cd8-t-cells-temporally-correlated-with-the-protection-elicited-by-siv%C3%AE-nef-live-attenuated-vaccine
#2
Wuxun Lu, Yanmin Wan, Fangrui Ma, R Paul Johnson, Qingsheng Li
The live attenuated vaccine (LAV) SIVmac239Δnef (SIVΔnef) confers the best protection among all the vaccine modalities tested in rhesus macaque model of HIV-1 infection. This vaccine has a unique feature of time-dependent protection: macaques are not protected at 3-5 weeks post vaccination (WPV), whereas immune protection emerges between 15 and 20 WPV. Although the exact mechanisms of the time-dependent protection remain incompletely understood, studies suggested that both cellular and humoral immunities contribute to this time-dependent protection...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333124/bap31-is-involved-in-t-cell-activation-through-tcr-signal-pathways
#3
Kunwei Niu, Jialin Xu, Yuhua Cao, Yue Hou, Mu Shan, Yanqing Wang, Yang Xu, Mingyi Sun, Bing Wang
BAP31 is a ubiquitously expressed endoplasmic reticulum (ER) membrane protein. The functions of BAP31 in the immune system have not been investigated due to the lack of animal models. Therefore we created a BAP31 conditional knockdown mouse by performing a knockdown of BAP31 in the thymus. In doing so, we demonstrate that the maturation of T cells is normal but the number of T cells is less in the thymus of the knockout mouse. In addition, the spleen and lymph nodes of peripheral immune organs contained a lesser proportion of the mature T cells in the thymus specific BAP31 knockout mice...
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320914/two-strikes-and-you-re-out-the-pathogenic-interplay-of-coinhibitor-deficiency-and-lymphopenia-induced-proliferation
#4
REVIEW
Kristofor K Ellestad, Colin C Anderson
Lymphopenia-induced proliferation (LIP) occurs when resources for T cell survival in a host are in excess. LIP has been associated with the development of inflammatory disease in situations where an additional disease-predisposing cofactor is present during LIP. This has led to the view of LIP-driven autoimmunity as a two hit model; however, not all cofactors have equal ability to precipitate autoimmunity and we have recently shown that in some circumstances, such as the absence of the coinhibitory molecule PD-1, additional hits are required...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314856/ubc9-is-required-for-positive-selection-and-late-stage-maturation-of-thymocytes
#5
Aibo Wang, Xiao Ding, Maud Demarque, Xindong Liu, Deng Pan, Huawei Xin, Bo Zhong, Xiaohu Wang, Anne Dejean, Wei Jin, Chen Dong
SUMOylation is an important posttranslational modification that regulates protein function in diverse biological processes. However, its role in early T cell development has not been genetically studied. UBC9 is the only E2 enzyme for all SUMOylation. In this study, by selectively deleting Ubc9 gene in T cells, we have investigated the functional roles of SUMOylation in T cell development. Loss of Ubc9 results in a significant reduction of CD4 and CD8 single-positive lymphocytes in both thymus and periphery...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301594/daxx-plays-a-novel-role-in-t-cell-survival-but-is-dispensable-in-fas-induced-apoptosis
#6
Jinghe Li, Liangyue Qian, John P Dowling, Christine Curcione, Drishya Kurup, Jianke Zhang
Daxx was originally isolated as a Fas-binding protein. However, the in vivo function of Daxx in Fas-induced apoptosis has remained enigmatic. Fas plays an important role in homeostasis in the immune system. Fas gene mutations lead to autoimmune-lymphoproliferation (lpr) diseases characterized by hyperplasia of secondary lymphoid organs. It is well established that the FADD adaptor binds to Fas, and recruits/activates caspase 8. However, additional proteins including Daxx have also been indicated to associate with Fas...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286257/grouper-epinephelus-coioides-tcr-signaling-pathway-was-involved-in-response-against-cryptocaryon-irritans-infection
#7
Ze-Xiang Li, Yan-Wei Li, Shun Xu, Yang Xu, Ze-Quan Mo, Xue-Ming Dan, Xiao-Chun Luo
T cell activation is a complicated process accompanying with the activation of T cell receptor (TCR) signaling pathway, which is not well described in teleost fish. The initiation of this pathway depends on the interaction of membrane TCR co-receptors (e.g. CD4/8, CD3 and CD45) and a series of cytoplasmic protein tyrosine kinases (e.g. Lck, Fyn and ZAP70). Cyptocaryon irritans is a ciliate pathogen of marine fish white spot disease causing huge economic lost in marine aquaculture. This parasite can infect fish gill and skin and is considered to be a good pathogen model for fish gill and skin mucosal immunity...
March 7, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285814/thymic-determinants-of-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cell-differentiation
#8
REVIEW
Miguel Muñoz-Ruiz, Nital Sumaria, Daniel J Pennington, Bruno Silva-Santos
γd T cells have emerged as major sources of the proinflammatory cytokines interleukin-17 (IL-17) and interferon-γ (IFNγ) in multiple models of infection, cancer and autoimmune disease. However, unlike their αβ T cell counterparts that require peripheral activation for effector cell differentiation, γδ T cells instead can be 'developmentally programmed' in the thymus to generate discrete γδ T cell effector subsets with distinctive molecular signatures. Nonetheless, recent studies have presented conflicting viewpoints on the signals involved in thymic γδ T cell development and differentiation, namely on the role of both T cell receptor (TCR)-dependent and TCR-independent factors...
March 9, 2017: Trends in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270598/sensing-of-cell-stress-by-human-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-tcr-dependent-recognition-of-annexin-a2
#9
Romain Marlin, Angela Pappalardo, Hannah Kaminski, Carrie R Willcox, Vincent Pitard, Sonia Netzer, Camille Khairallah, Anne-Marie Lomenech, Christelle Harly, Marc Bonneville, Jean-François Moreau, Emmanuel Scotet, Benjamin E Willcox, Benjamin Faustin, Julie Déchanet-Merville
Human γδ T cells comprise a first line of defense through T-cell receptor (TCR) recognition of stressed cells. However, the molecular determinants and stress pathways involved in this recognition are largely unknown. Here we show that exposure of tumor cells to various stress situations led to tumor cell recognition by a Vγ8Vδ3 TCR. Using a strategy that we previously developed to identify antigenic ligands of γδ TCRs, annexin A2 was identified as the direct ligand of Vγ8Vδ3 TCR, and was found to be expressed on tumor cells upon the stress situations tested in a reactive oxygen species-dependent manner...
March 7, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269735/polysilicon-based-flexible-temperature-sensor-for-high-spatial-resolution-brain-temperature-monitoring
#10
Zhizhen Wu, Chunyan Li, Jed Hartings, Raj K Narayan, Chong Ahn
In this paper, we present a flexible temperature sensor with ultra-small polysilicon thermistors for brain temperature monitoring. In vitro sensitivity, resolution, thermal hysteresis and long term stability tests were performed. Temperature coefficient of resistance (TCR) of -0.0031/ °C and resolution of 0.1 °C were obtained for the sensor. Thermal hysteresis for temperature range of 30~45 °C was less than 0.1 °C. With silicon nitride as the passivation layer, the temperature sensor showed a drift within 0...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261165/primate-lentiviruses-modulate-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activity-by-multiple-mechanisms-to-fine-tune-viral-and-cellular-gene-expression
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REVIEW
Elena Heusinger, Frank Kirchhoff
The transcription factor nuclear factor kappa-light-chain-enhancer of activated B cells (NF-κB) plays a complex role during the replication of primate lentiviruses. On the one hand, NF-κB is essential for induction of efficient proviral gene expression. On the other hand, this transcription factor contributes to the innate immune response and induces expression of numerous cellular antiviral genes. Recent data suggest that primate lentiviruses cope with this challenge by boosting NF-κB activity early during the replication cycle to initiate Tat-driven viral transcription and suppressing it at later stages to minimize antiviral gene expression...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258699/new-checkpoints-in-cancer-immunotherapy
#12
REVIEW
Ling Ni, Chen Dong
Immune responses must be fine-tuned to allow effective clearance of invading pathogens, while maintain tolerance to self-antigens. T cells are the major effector cells for fighting and killing tumor cells. Immune checkpoints play a pivotal role in T cell activation, and determine the functional outcome of T cell receptor (TCR) signaling. The blockade of immune checkpoints CTLA-4 and PD-1 has already been one of the most successful cancer immunotherapies. In this review, we will focus on three novel inhibitory B7 family checkpoint molecules, B7-H3, B7S1 and VISTA...
March 2017: Immunological Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255713/quantitative-phosphoproteomic-analysis-of-t-cell-receptor-signaling
#13
Nagib Ahsan, Arthur R Salomon
TCR signaling critically depends on protein phosphorylation across many proteins. Localization of each phosphorylation event relative to the T-cell receptor (TCR) and canonical T-cell signaling proteins will provide clues about the structure of TCR signaling networks. Quantitative phosphoproteomic analysis by mass spectrometry provides a wide-scale view of cellular phosphorylation networks. However, analysis of phosphorylation by mass spectrometry is still challenging due to the relative low abundance of phosphorylated proteins relative to all proteins and the extraordinary diversity of phosphorylation sites across the proteome...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255712/purification-of-lat-containing-membranes-from-resting-and-activated-t-lymphocytes
#14
Claire Hivroz, Paola Larghi, Mabel Jouve, Laurence Ardouin
In T lymphocytes, the immune synapse is an active zone of vesicular traffic. Directional transport of vesicular receptors and signaling molecules from or to the immune synapse has been shown to play an important role in T-cell receptor (TCR) signal transduction. However, how vesicular trafficking is regulating the activation of T cells is still a burning question, and the characterization of these intracellular compartments remains the first step to understand this process. We describe herein a protocol, which combines a separation of membranes on flotation gradient with an affinity purification of Strep-tagged fusion transmembrane proteins with Strep-Tactin(®) resin, allowing the purification of membranes containing the Strep-tagged molecule of interest...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255707/studying-dynamic-plasma-membrane-binding-of-tcr-cd3-chains-during-immunological-synapse-formation-using-donor-quenching-fret-and-flim-fret
#15
Etienne Gagnon, Audrey Connolly, Jessica Dobbins, Kai W Wucherpfennig
Over the last decade, advancements in the time and space resolution of microscopy technologies have enabled dissection of the molecular events involved in T cell Immunological Synapse (IS) formation. Using a combination of Förster Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET) and Fluorescence Lifetime Imagining Microscopy (FLIM), we have demonstrated dynamic plasma membrane binding by cytoplasmic domains of T cell receptor (TCR)-associated CD3 chains and other T cell transmembrane receptors. We have developed methods for imaging such membrane binding both at steady state and during receptor triggering at the IS...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255706/two-dimensional-analysis-of-cross-junctional-molecular-interaction-by-force-probes
#16
Lining Ju, Yunfeng Chen, Muaz Nik Rushdi, Wei Chen, Cheng Zhu
Upon engagement with a specific ligand, a cell surface receptor transduces intracellular signals to activate various cellular functions. This chapter describes a set of biomechanical methods for analyzing the characteristics of cross-junctional receptor-ligand interactions at the surface of living cells. These methods combine the characterization of kinetics of receptor-ligand binding with real-time imaging of intracellular calcium fluxes, which allow researchers to assess how the signal initiated from single receptor-ligand engagement is transduced across the cell membrane...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255704/super-resolution-analysis-of-tcr-dependent-signaling-single-molecule-localization-microscopy
#17
Valarie A Barr, Jason Yi, Lawrence E Samelson
Single-molecule localization microscopy (SMLM) comprises methods that produce super-resolution images from molecular locations of single molecules. These techniques mathematically determine the center of a diffraction-limited spot produced by a fluorescent molecule, which represents the most likely location of the molecule. Only a small cohort of well-separated molecules is visualized in a single image, and then many images are obtained from a single sample. The localizations from all the images are combined to produce a super-resolution picture of the sample...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255703/mathematical-modeling-of-synaptic-patterns
#18
Anastasios Siokis, Philippe A Robert, Michael Meyer-Hermann
During antigen recognition by T cells, a specific spatial structure is formed at the contact face to an antigen-presenting cell (APC), called an immunological synapse (IS). The IS supports bidirectional signaling and release of effector molecules and is widely studied both biologically and numerically, in order to understand the process of T cell activation and signaling. This specialized structure harbors a central area (central supramolecular activation cluster, cSMAC) populated by T cell receptor-peptide-major histocompatibility complex (TCR-pMHC ) interactions, hedged by a peripheral ring (peripheral supramolecular activation cluster, pSMAC) of integrin lymphocyte function associated-1 interactions with its immunoglobulin superfamily ligand intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (LFA-1-ICAM-1)...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255700/imaging-vesicular-traffic-at-the-immune-synapse
#19
Jérôme Bouchet, Iratxe Del Río-Iñiguez, Andrés Alcover
Immunological synapse formation is the result of a profound T cell polarization process that involves the coordinated action of the actin and microtubule cytoskeleton, as well as intracellular vesicle traffic. Endosomal vesicle traffic ensures the targeting of the T cell receptor (TCR) and various signaling molecules to the synapse, being necessary for the generation of signaling complexes downstream of the TCR. Here we describe the microscopy imaging methods that we currently use to unveil how TCR and signaling molecules are associated with endosomal compartments and deliver their cargo to the immunological synapse...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255699/t-cell-receptor-activation-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-in-effector-t-cells-visualizing-signaling-events-within-and-beyond-the-cytoplasmic-domain-of-the-immunological-synapse
#20
Maria K Traver, Suman Paul, Brian C Schaefer
The T cell receptor (TCR) to NF-κB signaling pathway plays a critical role in regulation of proliferation and effector T cell differentiation and function. In naïve T cells, data suggest that most or all key cytoplasmic NF-κB signaling occurs in a TCR-proximal manner at the immunological synapse (IS). However, the subcellular organization of cytoplasmic NF-κB-activating complexes in effector T cells is more complex, involving signaling molecules and regulatory mechanisms beyond those operative in naïve cells...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
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