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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235099/the-natural-killer-cell-response-to-west-nile-virus-in-young-and-old-individuals-with-or-without-a-prior-history-of-infection
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Yi Yao, Dara M Strauss-Albee, Julian Q Zhou, Anna Malawista, Melissa N Garcia, Kristy O Murray, Catherine A Blish, Ruth R Montgomery
West Nile virus (WNV) typically leads to asymptomatic infection but can cause severe neuroinvasive disease or death, particularly in the elderly. Innate NK cells play a critical role in antiviral defenses, yet their role in human WNV infection is poorly defined. Here we demonstrate that NK cells mount a robust, polyfunctional response to WNV characterized by cytolytic activity, cytokine and chemokine secretion. This is associated with downregulation of activating NK cell receptors and upregulation of NK cell activating ligands for NKG2D...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28233156/chikungunya-infection-a-global-public-health-menace
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REVIEW
A J Mathew, A Ganapati, J Kabeerdoss, A Nair, N Gupta, P Chebbi, S K Mandal, Debashish Danda
Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) has been involved in epidemics in African and Asian subcontinents and, of late, has transcended to affect the Americas. Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus are the major vectors for CHIKV infection, which results in dissemination of virus to various vital organs. Entry of virus into these tissues causes infiltration of innate immune cells, monocytes, macrophages, neutrophils, natural killer cells, and adaptive immune cells. Macrophages bearing the replicating virus, in turn, secrete pro-inflammatory cytokines IL-1β, TNF-α, and IL-17...
February 2017: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28232595/intravenously-delivered-mesenchymal-stem-cells-systemic-anti-inflammatory-effects-improve-left-ventricular-dysfunction-in-acute-myocardial-infarction-and-ischemic-cardiomyopathy
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Dror Luger, Michael J Lipinski, Peter C Westman, David K Glover, Julien Dimastromatteo, Juan C Frias, M T Albelda, Sergey Sikora, Alex Kharazi, Grigory Vertelov, Ron Waksman, Stephen E Epstein
Rationale: Virtually all mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) studies assume therapeutic effects accrue from local myocardial effects of engrafted MSCs. Since few intravenously-administered MSCs engraft in the myocardium, studies have mainly utilized direct myocardial delivery. We adopted a different paradigm. Objective: To test whether intravenously-administered MSCs reduce LV dysfunction both post-AMI and in ischemic cardiomyopathy, and that these effects are caused, at least partly, by systemic anti-inflammatory activities...
February 23, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231722/reprogrammed-chondrocytes-engineered-to-produce-il-12-provide-novel-ex-vivo-immune-gene-therapy-for-cancer
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Hiroyuki Tada, Tsunao Kishida, Hitoshi Fujiwara, Toshiyuki Kosuga, Hirotaka Konishi, Shuhei Komatsu, Atsushi Shiozaki, Daisuke Ichikawa, Kazuma Okamoto, Eigo Otsuji, Osam Mazda
AIM: The somatic cell reprogramming technology was applied to a novel and promising ex vivo immune-gene therapy strategy for cancer. To establish a novel ex vivo cytokine gene therapy of cancer using the somatic cell reprogramming procedures. METHODS: Mouse fibroblasts were converted into chondrocytes and subsequently transduced with IL-12 gene. The resultant IL-12 induced chondrogenic cells were irradiated with x-ray and inoculated into mice bearing CT26 colon cancer...
March 2017: Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231718/possible-damage-to-immune-privileged-sites-in-natural-killer-cell-therapy-in-cancer-patients-side-effects-of-natural-killer-cell-therapy
#5
Alireza Bolourian, Zahra Mojtahedi
Natural killer (NK) cells target the cells losing MHC-I in cancer, a phenotype that is similar to certain cells in immune-privileged sites whose milieus are separated from peripheral blood. NK cells are reported to be quantitatively and qualitatively different in immune-privileged sites from those cytotoxic ones in the blood. We hypothesize that cytotoxic and expanded NK cells induced in cancer patients may be turned into pathogenic factors if they enter immune-privileged microenvironments in susceptible individuals, such as, patients with brain cancer or a blood-brain barrier dysfunction...
March 2017: Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231294/association-of-neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-and-t-lymphocytes-with-the-pathogenesis-and-progression-of-hbv-associated-primary-liver-cancer
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Xiaoli Liu, Lingling He, Junyan Han, Lijia Wang, Mengge Li, Yuyong Jiang, Xianbo Wang, Zhiyun Yang
BACKGROUND: The neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is a new prognostic predictor for patients with liver cancer. The association of NLR and T lymphocytes with the pathogenesis and progression of liver cancer is poorly understood. METHODS: Seventy-three patients with hepatitis B virus (HBV)-associated primary liver cancer (HBV-PLC), 50 patients with HBV-associated liver cirrhosis (HBV-LC) and 37 patients with chronic HBV infection (CHB) were prospectively enrolled from July 1, 2013 to February 28, 2014 in Beijing Ditan Hospital, Capital Medical University (Beijing, China)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230531/exercise-induced-alterations-in-nk-cell-cytotoxicity-methodological-issues-and-future-perspectives
#7
Philipp Zimmer, Alexander Schenk, Markus Kieven, Michelle Holthaus, Jonas Lehmann, Lukas Lövenich, Wilhelm Bloch
With their ability to recognize and eliminate virus-infected and neoplastic cells, natural killer cells (NK-cells) represent an important part of the innate immune system. NK-cells have attracted the attention of exercise scientists for more than thirty years ago. To date, it is widely accepted that NK-cell counts in the peripheral blood are strongly influenced by acute exercise. Additionally, many studies reported effects of both, acute and chronic exercise on NK-cell cytotoxicity. However, these findings are contradictory...
2017: Exercise Immunology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229279/immune-dysfunction-and-increased-oxidative-stress-state-in-diet-induced-obese-mice-are-reverted-by-nutritional-supplementation-with-monounsaturated-and-n-3-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids
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Caroline Hunsche, Oskarina Hernandez, Alina Gheorghe, Ligia Esperanza Díaz, Ascensión Marcos, Mónica De la Fuente
PURPOSE: Obesity is associated with impaired immune defences and chronic low levels of inflammation and oxidation. In addition, this condition may lead to premature aging. The aim of the study was to evaluate the effects of a nutritional supplementation with monounsaturated and n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids on several functions and oxidative stress parameters in peritoneal immune cells of obese mice, as well as on the life span of these animals. METHODS: Obesity was induced in adult female ICR/CD1 by the administration of a high-fat diet (HFD) for 14 weeks...
February 23, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228753/reduction-of-relapse-after-unrelated-donor-stem-cell-transplantation-by-kir-based-graft-selection
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REVIEW
Silke Heidenreich, Nicolaus Kröger
Besides donor T cells, natural killer (NK) cells are considered to have a major role in preventing relapse after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). After T-cell-depleted haploidentical HSCT, a strong NK alloreactivity has been described. These effects have been attributed to killer-cell immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIR). Abundant reports suggest a major role of KIR not only on outcome after haploidentical HSCT but also in the unrelated donor setting. In this review, we give a brief overview of the mechanism of NK cell activation, nomenclature of KIR haplotypes, human leukocyte antigen (HLA) groups, and distinct models for prediction of NK cell alloreactivity...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228551/cysteine-residues-in-a-yeast-viral-a-b-toxin-crucially-control-host-cell-killing-via-ph-triggered-disulfide-rearrangements
#10
Yutaka Suzuki, Sara L Schwartz, Nina C Mueller, Manfred J Schmitt
K28 is a viral A/B protein toxin that intoxicates yeast and fungal cells by endocytosis and retrograde transport to the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). While toxin translocation into the cytosol occurs on the oxidized α/β heterodimer, the precise mechanism of how the toxin crosses the ER membrane is unknown. Here we identified pH-triggered toxin-intrinsic thiol rearrangements that crucially control toxin conformation and host cell killing. In the natural habitat and low pH environment of toxin-secreting killer yeasts, K28 is structurally stable and biologically active as disulfide-bonded heterodimer while it forms inactive disulfide-bonded oligomers at neutral pH that are caused by activation and thiol deprotonation of β-subunit cysteines...
February 22, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227167/unsupervised-selection-of-rv144-hiv-vaccine-induced-antibody-features-correlated-to-natural-killer-cell-mediated-cytotoxic-reactions
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Ferdi Sarac, Volkan Uslan, Huseyin Seker, Ahmed Bouridane, Ferdi Sarac, Volkan Uslan, Huseyin Seker, Ahmed Bouridane, Ferdi Sarac, Huseyin Seker, Ahmed Bouridane, Volkan Uslan
HIV-1 vaccine injection has been shown less effective due to the diversity of antigens. Increasing the knowledge of the associations between immune system and virus would ultimately result in producing effective vaccines against HIV-1 virus. To increase the understanding of immunological information, computational models can be utilised to construct predictive models. The aim of this study is, therefore, to predict the effect of antibody features (IgGs) and primary Natural Killing (NK) cells' cytotoxic activities on RV144 vaccine recipients and to disclose the functional relationship between immune system and HIV virus...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226339/current-concepts-of-phenylpiperidine-derivatives-use-in-the-treatment-of-acute-and-chronic-pain
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Nidal Elbaridi, Alan D Kaye, Stephanie Choi, Richard D Urman
Phenylpiperidines are a chemical class of drugs with a phenyl moiety directly attached to piperidine. These agents have an important role in many aspects of medicine including anesthesia and pain medicine. After the development of meperidine, fentanyl, which is a second generation synthetic phenylpiperidine series opioid, was synthesized and introduced into clinical anesthesia practice as fentanyl citrate in 1968. Fentanyl-mediated or modulated responses involve action at the mu-opioid receptor as an agonist at the dorsal horn inhibiting ascending pain pathways in the rostral ventral medulla, increasing pain threshold, and producing both analgesic and sedative effects...
February 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225449/ifn-%C3%AE-augments-natural-killer-mediated-antibody-dependent-cellular-cytotoxicity-of-hiv-1-infected-autologous-cd4-t-cells-regardless-of-major-histocompatibility-complex-class-1-downregulation
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Costin Tomescu, Pablo Tebas, Luis J Montaner
DESIGN: We have previously shown that IFN-α stimulation augments direct natural killer (NK) cell lysis of autologous CD4 primary T cells infected with certain HIV-1 isolates based upon major histocompatibility complex class 1 (MHC-1) downregulation capacity. Here, we investigated if antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC) could trigger lysis of HIV-1 isolates that were resistant to direct NK lysis and if IFN-α prestimulation of NK cells could further enhance ADCC. METHODS: Using broadly neutralizing monoclonal antibodies against gp120 (VRC01 or PGV04) or plasma from HIV-1-infected patients (ART-suppressed or elite controller) to trigger ADCC, we measured NK cell chromium release cytotoxicity against HIV-1-infected autologous CD4 primary T cells and NK cell CD107a degranulation against gp120-coated CD4 T cells...
March 13, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223760/are-peripheral-natural-killer-cells-and-interleukin-21-interrelated-in-psoriasis-pathogenesis
#14
Doaa Salah Hegab, Lamia Hamouda Elgarhy, Mohamed Attia
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Annals of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223394/primary-adrenal-insufficiency-is-associated-with-impaired-natural-killer-cell-function-a-potential-link-to-increased-mortality
#15
Irina Bancos, Jon Hazeldine, Vasileios Chortis, Peter Hampson, Angela E Taylor, Janet M Lord, Wiebke Arlt
OBJECTIVE: Mortality in patients with primary adrenal insufficiency (PAI) is significantly increased, with respiratory infections as a major cause of death. Moreover, patients with PAI report an increased rate of non-fatal infections. Neutrophils and natural killer (NK) cells are innate immune cells that provide frontline protection against invading pathogens. Thus, we compared the function and phenotype of NK cells and neutrophils isolated from PAI patients and healthy controls to ascertain whether altered innate immune responses could be a contributory factor for the increased susceptibility of PAI patients to infection...
April 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223321/a-non-canonical-function-of-ezh2-preserves-immune-homeostasis
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Ajithkumar Vasanthakumar, Dakang Xu, Aaron Tl Lun, Andrew J Kueh, Klaas Pjm van Gisbergen, Nadia Iannarella, Xiaofang Li, Liang Yu, Die Wang, Bryan Rg Williams, Stanley Cw Lee, Ian J Majewski, Dale I Godfrey, Gordon K Smyth, Warren S Alexander, Marco J Herold, Axel Kallies, Stephen L Nutt, Rhys S Allan
Enhancer of zeste 2 (Ezh2) mainly methylates lysine 27 of histone-H3 (H3K27me3) as part of the polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2) together with Suz12 and Eed. However, Ezh2 can also modify non-histone substrates, although it is unclear whether this mechanism has a role during development. Here, we present evidence for a chromatin-independent role of Ezh2 during T-cell development and immune homeostasis. T-cell-specific depletion of Ezh2 induces a pronounced expansion of natural killer T (NKT) cells, although Ezh2-deficient T cells maintain normal levels of H3K27me3...
February 21, 2017: EMBO Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223130/antitumor-and-antimetastatic-activities-of-rhamnogalacturonan-ii-type-polysaccharide-isolated-from-mature-leaves-of-green-tea-via-activation-of-macrophages-and-natural-killer-cells
#17
Hye-Ryung Park, Dahyun Hwang, Hyung-Joo Suh, Kwang-Won Yu, Tae Young Kim, Kwang-Soon Shin
To investigate the antitumor and antimetastatic polysaccharide from the mature leaves of green tea, GTE-II was purified using size exclusion chromatography. GTE-II consisted of 15 different sugars including rarely observed sugars such as 2-O-methyl-fucose, 2-O-methyl-xylose, apiose, aceric acid, 3-deoxy-D-manno-2-octulosonic acid, and 3-deoxy-D-lyxo-2-heptulosaric acid, which were characteristic of pectic polysaccharide rhamnogalacturonan-II. Treatment of peritoneal macrophages with GTE-II not only increased interleukin (IL)-6 and IL-12 production, but also had significantly increased tumoricidal activity against Yac-1 tumor cells than those obtained from untreated mice...
February 13, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221367/transcriptomic-analyses-and-leukocyte-telomere-length-measurement-in-subjects-exposed-to-severe-recent-stressful-life-events
#18
N Lopizzo, S Tosato, V Begni, S Tomassi, N Cattane, M Barcella, G Turco, M Ruggeri, M A Riva, C M Pariante, A Cattaneo
Stressful life events occurring in adulthood have been found able to affect mood and behavior, thus increasing the vulnerability for several stress-related psychiatric disorders. However, although there is plenty of clinical data supporting an association between stressful life events in adulthood and an enhanced vulnerability for psychopathology, the underlying molecular mechanisms are still poorly investigated. Thus, in this study we performed peripheral/whole-genome transcriptomic analyses in blood samples obtained from 53 adult subjects characterized for recent stressful life events occurred within the previous 6 months...
February 21, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220124/in-vivo-efficacy-of-umbilical-cord-blood-stem-cell-derived-nk-cells-in-the-treatment-of-metastatic-colorectal-cancer
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John P Veluchamy, Silvia Lopez-Lastra, Jan Spanholtz, Fenna Bohme, Nina Kok, Daniëlle A M Heideman, Henk M W Verheul, James P Di Santo, Tanja D de Gruijl, Hans J van der Vliet
Therapeutic monoclonal antibodies against the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) act by inhibiting EGFR downstream signaling and by eliciting a natural killer (NK) cell-mediated antitumor response. The IgG1 mAb cetuximab has been used for treatment of RAS(wt) metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) patients, showing limited efficacy. In the present study, we address the potential of adoptive NK cell therapy to overcome these limitations investigating two allogeneic NK cell products, i.e., allogeneic activated peripheral blood NK cells (A-PBNK) and umbilical cord blood stem cell-derived NK cells (UCB-NK)...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220117/the-tumorigenicity-of-multipotent-adult-germline-stem-cells-transplanted-into-the-heart-is-affected-by-natural-killer-cells-and-by-cyclosporine-a-independent-of-its-immunosuppressive-effects
#20
Daniela Hübscher, Diana Kaiser, Leslie Elsner, Sebastian Monecke, Ralf Dressel, Kaomei Guan
Transplantation of stem cells represents an upcoming therapy for many degenerative diseases. For clinical use, transplantation of pluripotent stem cell-derived cells should lead to integration of functional grafts without immune rejection or teratoma formation. Our previous studies showed that the risk of teratoma formation is highly influenced by the immune system of the recipients. In this study, we have observed a higher teratoma formation rate when undifferentiated so-called multipotent adult germline stem cells (maGSCs) were transplanted into the heart of T, B, and natural killer (NK) cell-deficient RAG2(-/-)γc(-/-) mice than in RAG2(-/-) mice, which still have NK cells...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
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