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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088355/kir-genes-and-hla-class-i-ligands-in-a-caucasian-brazilian-population-with-colorectal-cancer
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Pâmela Portela, Joice Merzoni, Juliana D Lindenau, Daniel C Damin, Timothy John Wilson, Rafael Roesler, Gilberto Schwartsmann, Luiz Mariana Fernando Jobim Jobim
Colorectal cancer (CRC) can occur anywhere in the colon or rectum and represents the third most common cancer in the world in both sexes. Natural killer cells (NK) are part of the innate immune system recognizing class I HLA molecules on target cells through their membrane receptors, called killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIR). The aim of our study was to evaluate the association between the KIR genes and HLA ligands in patients with colorectal cancer and healthy controls. We examined the polymorphism of 16 KIR genes and their HLA ligands in 154 caucasoid CRC patients and 216 controls...
January 11, 2017: Human Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088061/galectins-emerging-regulatory-checkpoints-linking-tumor-immunity-and-angiogenesis
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Santiago P Méndez-Huergo, Ada G Blidner, Gabriel A Rabinovich
Immune checkpoints, a plethora of inhibitory pathways aimed at maintaining immune cell homeostasis, may be co-opted by cancer cells to evade immune destruction. Therapies targeting immune checkpoints have reached a momentum yielding significant clinical benefits in patients with various malignancies by unleashing anti-tumor immunity. Galectins, a family of glycan-binding proteins, have emerged as novel regulatory checkpoints that promote immune evasive programs by inducing T-cell exhaustion, limiting T-cell survival, favoring expansion of regulatory T cells, de-activating natural killer cells and polarizing myeloid cells toward an immunosuppressive phenotype...
January 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087106/charge-variant-analysis-of-proposed-biosimilar-to-trastuzumab
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Pravinkumar Dakshinamurthy, Pavithra Mukunda, Bhargav Prasad Kodaganti, Bharath Ravindra Shenoy, Bairavabalakumar Natarajan, Amol Maliwalave, Vivek Halan, Sathyabalan Murugesan, Sunit Maity
Trastuzumab is a humanized monoclonal antibody (mAb) employed for the treatment of HER2 Positive Breast Cancer. A HER2 overexpressing tumor cell binds to Trastuzumab and attracts immune cells which lead to induction of Antibody Dependent Cellular Cytotoxicity (ADCC) by binding to Fc receptors (CD16a or FcγRIIIa) on an effector cell, such as natural killer (NK) cells. The most commonly expressed receptor on NK cell is CD16a which binds to the Fc portion of Trastuzumab. The ligand-independent HER2-HER3 dimerization is the most potent stimulator of downstream pathways for regulation of cell growth and survival...
January 10, 2017: Biologicals: Journal of the International Association of Biological Standardization
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086772/scutellaria-barbata-d-don-extract-inhibits-the-tumor-growth-through-down-regulating-of-treg-cells-and-manipulating-th1-th17-immune-response-in-hepatoma-h22-bearing-mice
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Xuefeng Kan, Wanli Zhang, Ruxu You, Yanfeng Niu, Jianrong Guo, Jun Xue
BACKGROUND: Previous studies showed Scutellaria barbata D. Don extract (SBE) is a potent inhibitor in hepatoma and could improve immune function of hepatoma H22-bearing mice. However, the immunomodulatory function of SBE on the tumor growth of hepatoma remains unclear. This study aimed to investigate the anti-tumor effects of SBE on hepatoma H22-bearing mice and explore the underlying immunomodulatory function. METHODS: The hepatoma H22-bearing mice were treated by SBE for 30 days...
January 13, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078577/production-of-the-non-apoptotic-metalloprotease-cleaved-cd95l-and-its-cytotoxic-recombinant-counterpart-designed-ig-cd95l
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Eléonore Lepvrier, Sophie Martin, Brigitte Collet
The ligand of CD95, CD95L (also known as FasL or CD178), is a type II transmembrane protein that belongs to the Tumor Necrosis factor (TNF) family (Fig. 1a). This membrane-bound cytokine is mainly expressed at the surface of activated T lymphocytes and natural killer cells, where it is used as an apoptotic factor to eliminate infected and transformed cells (Strasser et al., Immunity 30:180-192, 2009).
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076376/increased-natural-killer-cell-activation-in-hiv-infected-immunologic-non-responders-correlates-with-cd4-t-cell-recovery-after-antiretroviral-therapy-and-viral-suppression
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Zhenwu Luo, Zhen Li, Lisa Martin, Zhiliang Hu, Hao Wu, Zhuang Wan, Michael Kilby, Sonya L Heath, Lei Huang, Wei Jiang
The role of natural killer (NK) cell function in HIV disease especially in the setting of long-term antiretroviral therapy (ART) and viral suppression is not fully understood. In the current study, we have investigated NK cell activation in healthy controls and aviremic ART-treated HIV+ subjects with different degrees of immune restoration. We performed a cross sectional study in 12 healthy controls and 24 aviremic ART-treated HIV-infected subjects including 13 HIV+ subjects with CD4+ T cells above 500 cells/μL defined as "immunologic responders" and 11 HIV+ subjects with CD4+ T cells below 350 cells/μL defined as "immunologic non-responders"...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075416/phosphorylated-radix-cyathulae-officinalis-polysaccharides-act-as-adjuvant-via-promoting-dendritic-cell-maturation
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Haibo Feng, Sean P McDonough, Jing Fan, Shiping Yang, Xuelian Zhao, Yong Lu, Yun Gan, Xiao Yi, Yung-Fu Chang
The aim of this study was to investigate whether phosphorylated Radix Cyathulae officinalis Kuan polysaccharides (pRCPS) used as adjuvant with foot-and-mouth disease vaccine (FMDV) can stimulate specific humoral and cellular immune responses in ICR mice. The results demonstrated that pRCPS significantly up-regulated FMDV-specific IgG, IgG1, IgG2b and IgG2a antibody levels and splenocyte proliferation. pRCPS also promoted the killing activities of cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL) and natural killer cells (NK). In addition, pRCPS enhanced the expression levels of IL-2, IL-4, and IFN-γ in CD4⁺ T cells and the level of IFN-γ in CD8⁺ T cells...
January 10, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074895/multi-cellular-natural-killer-nk-cell-clusters-enhance-nk-cell-activation-through-localizing-il-2-within-the-cluster
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Miju Kim, Tae-Jin Kim, Hye Mi Kim, Junsang Doh, Kyung-Mi Lee
Multi-cellular cluster formation of natural killer (NK) cells occurs during in vivo priming and potentiates their activation to IL-2. However, the precise mechanism underlying this synergy within NK cell clusters remains unclear. We employed lymphocyte-laden microwell technologies to modulate contact-mediated multi-cellular interactions among activating NK cells and to quantitatively assess the molecular events occurring in multi-cellular clusters of NK cells. NK cells in social microwells, which allow cell-to-cell contact, exhibited significantly higher levels of IL-2 receptor (IL-2R) signaling compared with those in lonesome microwells, which prevent intercellular contact...
January 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074066/preclinical-targeting-of-aggressive-t-cell-malignancies-using-anti-cd5-chimeric-antigen-receptor
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K H Chen, M Wada, K G Pinz, H Liu, K-W Lin, A Jares, A E Firor, X Shuai, H Salman, M Golightly, F Lan, L Senzel, L-H Leung, X Jiang, Y Ma
The outlook for T-cell malignancies remain poor due to the lack of effective therapeutic options. Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) immunotherapy has recently shown promise in clinical trials for B-cell malignancies, however, designing CARs for T-cell based disease remain a challenge due to the shared surface antigen pool between normal and malignant T-cells. Normal T-cells express CD5 but NK (natural killer) cells do not, positioning NK cells as attractive cytotoxicity cells for CD5CAR design. Additionally, CD5 is highly expressed in T cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) and peripheral T cell lymphomas (PTCLs)...
January 11, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073411/-effect-of-umbilical-cord-mesenchymal-stem-cell-transplantation-on-immune-function-and-prognosis-of-patients-with-decompensated-hepatitis-b-cirrhosis
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X Q Fang, J F Zhang, H Y Song, Z L Chen, J Dong, X Chen, J J Pan, B Liu, C X Chen
Objective: To investigate the effect of human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells (hUCMSCs) on the immune function and prognosis of patients with decompensated hepatitis B cirrhosis. Methods: A total of 65 patients with decompensated hepatitis B cirrhosis were divided into observation group and control group. The patients in the observation group were given intervention (via the proper hepatic artery or the portal vein) and intravenous infusion of 4×10(8) hUCMSCs in two doses, as well as the same basic treatment as in the control group...
December 20, 2016: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069426/impaired-nk-cell-functions-in-patients-with-stat1-gain-of-function-mutations
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Giovanna Tabellini, Donatella Vairo, Omar Scomodon, Nicola Tamassia, Rosalba Monica Ferraro, Ornella Patrizi, Sara Gasperini, Annarosa Soresina, Giuliana Giardino, Claudio Pignata, Vassilios Lougaris, Alessandro Plebani, Laura Dotta, Marco A Cassatella, Silvia Parolini, Raffaele Badolato
BACKGROUND: Gain-of-function (GOF) mutations affecting the coiled-coil domain or the DNA-binding domain of the Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription 1 (STAT1) cause chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis disease (CMCD). This condition is characterized by fungal and bacterial infections due to impaired generation of Th17 cells; meanwhile some CMCD patients may also develop viral or intracellular pathogens infections. OBJECTIVE: To Investigate the effect of GOF-STAT1 mutations on functioning of Natural Killer (NK) cells...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069185/combination-of-uterine-natural-killer-cell-immunoglobulin-receptor-haplotype-and-trophoblastic-hla-c-ligand-influences-the-risk-of-pregnancy-loss-a-retrospective-cohort-analysis-of-direct-embryo-genotyping-data-from-euploid-transfers
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Scott J Morin, Nathan R Treff, Xin Tao, Richard T Scott, Jason M Franasiak, Caroline R Juneau, Marcy Maguire, Richard T Scott
OBJECTIVE: To compare maternal uterine natural killer cell immunoglobulin receptor (KIR) genotype and haplotype frequencies between patients whose euploid single-embryo transfer resulted in pregnancy loss and those that resulted in delivery and to determine if the risk of pregnancy loss was affected by the HLA-C genotype content in the embryo. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort. SETTING: Academic research center. PATIENT(S): Autologous fresh IVF cycles resulting in positive serum β-hCG during 2009-2014...
January 6, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069109/immunomodulatory-effects-of-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-overexpressing-heme-oxygenase-1-protective-effects-on-acute-rejection-following-reduced-size-liver-transplantation-in-a-rat-model
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Zhong-Yang Shen, Bin Wu, Tao Liu, Yang Yang, Ming-Li Yin, Wei-Ping Zheng, Bo-Ya Zhang, Hong-Li Song
Here we explore the T-lymphocyte suppressive and immunomodulatory effects of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMMSCs) overexpressing heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) on acute rejection following reduced-size liver transplantation (RLT) in a rat model. The proliferation activity, cell cycle progression, secretion of proinflammatory cytokines, expression of CD25 and CD71 in lymphocytes, and activity of NK cells were found to be significantly lowered, and the proportion of regulatory T cells (Tregs) was found to be increased relative to BMMSCs when Adv-HO-1/BMMSCs were co-cultured with Con A ex vivo; secretion of anti-inflammatory cytokines was significantly higher...
December 26, 2016: Cellular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067024/treatment-with-alpha-galactosylceramide-protects-mice-from-early-onset-of-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-role-of-intestinal-barrier-function
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Anna Janina Engstler, Cathrin Sellmann, Cheng Jun Jin, Annette Brandt, Kathleen Herz, Josephine Priebs, Ina Bergheim
SCOPE: The role of invariant natural killer T cells in the development of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) has not yet been fully understood. Here, the effect of the invariant natural killer T cell activator alpha-galactosylceramide (αGalCer) on the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and intestinal barrier function was assessed in a mouse model of early Western-style diet (WSD)-induced NASH. METHODS AND RESULTS: Female C57BL/6J mice were either fed a liquid control diet or a liquid fructose-enriched WSD for 6 weeks while being treated 3-times weekly with αGalCer (2 μg i...
January 9, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063891/gm-csf-and-il-4-produced-by-nkt-cells-inversely-regulate-il-1%C3%AE-production-by-macrophages
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Sehee Ahn, Dongjin Jeong, Sae Jin Oh, Jiye Ahn, Seung Hyo Lee, Doo Hyun Chung
Natural Killer T (NKT) cells are distinct T cell subset that link innate and adaptive immune responses. IL-1β, produced by various immune cells, plays a key role in the regulation of innate immunity in vivo. However, it is unclear whether NKT cells regulate IL-1β production by macrophages. To address this, we co-cultured NKT cells and peritoneal macrophages in the presence of TCR stimulation and inflammasome activators. Among cytokines secreted from NKT cells, GM-CSF enhanced IL-1β production by macrophages via regulating LPS-mediated pro-IL-1β expression and NLRP3-dependent inflammasome activation, whereas IL-4 enhanced M2-differentiation of macrophages and decreased IL-1β production...
January 4, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063015/innate-immunity-against-legionella-pneumophila-during-pulmonary-infections-in-mice
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REVIEW
Bonggoo Park, Gayoung Park, Jiyoung Kim, Seon Ah Lim, Kyung-Mi Lee
Legionella pneumophila is an etiological agent of the severe pneumonia known as Legionnaires' disease (LD). This gram-negative bacterium is thought to replicate naturally in various freshwater amoebae, but also replicates in human alveolar macrophages. Inside host cells, legionella induce the production of non-endosomal replicative phagosomes by injecting effector proteins into the cytosol. Innate immune responses are first line defenses against legionella during early phases of infection, and distinguish between legionella and host cells using germline-encoded pattern recognition receptors such as Toll-like receptors , NOD-like receptors, and RIG-I-like receptors, which sense pathogen-associated molecular patterns that are absent in host cells...
January 6, 2017: Archives of Pharmacal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061034/delayed-diagnosis-of-a-nasal-type-lymphoma-misdiagnosed-as-persistent-sinusitis
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Antonio Celentano, Massimo Mascolo, Nicola Cirillo, Gaetano De Rosa, Michele Davide Mignogna
Nasal Type T/natural killer (NK)-cell lymphomas are rare clinical entities, highly aggressive with a very poor prognosis. We present a case of a 37-year-old immunocompetent man presenting with deep palatal ulceration and a 3-month history of symptoms, which appear to have been misdiagnosed by physicians. The final diagnosis was achieved by a 15-day diagnostic algorithm, during which time the clinical status of the patient worsened severely. In this article, we also provide a succinct update on the clinical and histopathological findings of Peripheral T/NK-cell lymphomas and propose that symptoms that are consistent with these clinical entities should be considered from the early stages to inform a suitable diagnostic pathway Because of their highly aggressive behavior, we suggest that early therapy of T/NK-cell lymphomas may be started before completing the specific diagnostic investigations...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060720/inkt-and-memory-b-cells-alterations-in-hhv-8-multicentric-castleman-disease
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Zineb Sbihi, Antoine Dossier, David Boutboul, Lionel Galicier, Christophe Parizot, Amandine Emarre, Bénédicte Hoareau, Nicolas Dupin, Anne-Geneviève Marcelin, Anne Oudin, Claire Fieschi, Félix Agbalika, Brigitte Autran, Eric Oksenhendler, Guislaine Carcelain
Human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) is the causative agent of Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) and multicentric Castleman disease (MCD), a life-threatening, virally-induced, B-cell lymphoproliferative disorder. HHV-8 is a B-lymphotropic gamma-herpesvirus closely related to the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). Invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cells are innate-like T cells that play a role in antiviral immunity, specifically in controlling viral replication in EBV-infected B cells. Decline of iNKT cells is associated with age or HIV-infection, both situations associated with HHV-8-related diseases...
November 9, 2016: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059453/therapeutic-effects-of-curcumin-in-inflammatory-and-immune-mediated-diseases-a-nature-made-jack-of-all-trades
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REVIEW
Elham Abdollahi, Amir Abbas Momtazi, Thomas P Johnston, Amirhosein Sahebkar
Curcumin is a dietary polyphenol from turmeric with numerous pharmacological activities. Novel animal and human studies indicate that curcumin can affect different immune cells, such as various T lymphocyte subsets, macrophages, dendritic cells, B lymphocytes and natural killer cells, which results in decreasing severity of various diseases with immunological etiology. The present review provides a comprehensive overview of the effects of curcumin on different immune cells and immune system-related diseases...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057804/cell-cycle-progression-dictates-the-requirement-for-bcl2-in-natural-killer-cell-survival
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Charlotte Viant, Sophie Guia, Robert J Hennessy, Jai Rautela, Kim Pham, Claire Bernat, Wilford Goh, Yuhao Jiao, Rebecca Delconte, Michael Roger, Vanina Simon, Fernando Souza-Fonseca-Guimaraes, Stephanie Grabow, Gabrielle T Belz, Benjamin T Kile, Andreas Strasser, Daniel Gray, Phillip D Hodgkin, Bruce Beutler, Eric Vivier, Sophie Ugolini, Nicholas D Huntington
Natural killer (NK) cells are innate lymphoid cells with antitumor functions. Using an N-ethyl-N-nitrosourea (ENU)-induced mutagenesis screen in mice, we identified a strain with an NK cell deficiency caused by a hypomorphic mutation in the Bcl2 (B cell lymphoma 2) gene. Analysis of these mice and the conditional deletion of Bcl2 in NK cells revealed a nonredundant intrinsic requirement for BCL2 in NK cell survival. In these mice, NK cells in cycle were protected against apoptosis, and NK cell counts were restored in inflammatory conditions, suggesting a redundant role for BCL2 in proliferating NK cells...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
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