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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090089/transfer-of-minimally-manipulated-cmv-specific-t-cells-from-stem-cell-or-third-party-donors-to-treat-cmv-infection-after-allohsct
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M Neuenhahn, J Albrecht, M Odendahl, F Schlott, G Dössinger, M Schiemann, S Lakshmipathi, K Martin, D Bunjes, S Harsdorf, E M Weissinger, H Menzel, M Verbeek, L Uharek, N Kröger, E Wagner, G Kobbe, T Schroeder, M Schmitt, G Held, W Herr, L Germeroth, H Bonig, T Tonn, H Einsele, D H Busch, G U Grigoleit
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is a common, potentially life-threatening complication following allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT). We assessed prospectively safety and efficacy of stem cell-donor- or third-party-donor-derived CMV-specific T cells for the treatment of persistent CMV infections after allo-HSCT in a phase I/IIa trial. Allo-HSCT patients with drug-refractory CMV infection and lacking virus-specific T cells were treated with a single dose of ex vivo MHC-Streptamer-isolated CMV epitope-specific donor T cells...
January 16, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075410/is-toxoplasma-gondii-a-trigger-of-bipolar-disorder
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REVIEW
Claudia Del Grande, Luca Galli, Elisa Schiavi, Liliana Dell'Osso, Fabrizio Bruschi
Toxoplasma gondii, a ubiquitous intracellular parasite, has a strong tropism for the brain tissue, where it forms intracellular cysts within the neurons and glial cells, establishing a chronic infection. Although latent toxoplasmosis is generally assumed to be asymptomatic in immunocompetent individuals, it is now clear that it can induce behavioral manipulations in mice and infected humans. Moreover, a strong relation has emerged in recent years between toxoplasmosis and psychiatric disorders. The link between T...
January 10, 2017: Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074025/flavivirus-infection-uncouples-translation-suppression-from-cellular-stress-responses
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Hanna Roth, Vera Magg, Fabian Uch, Pascal Mutz, Philipp Klein, Katharina Haneke, Volker Lohmann, Ralf Bartenschlager, Oliver T Fackler, Nicolas Locker, Georg Stoecklin, Alessia Ruggieri
: As obligate parasites, viruses strictly depend on host cell translation for the production of new progeny, yet infected cells also synthesize antiviral proteins to limit virus infection. Modulation of host cell translation therefore represents a frequent strategy by which viruses optimize their replication and spread. Here we sought to define how host cell translation is regulated during infection of human cells with dengue virus (DENV) and Zika virus (ZIKV), two positive-strand RNA flaviviruses...
January 10, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069499/precise-manipulation-of-biophysical-particle-parameters-enables-control-of-proinflammatory-cytokine-production-in-presence-of-tlr-3-and-4-ligands
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Yoshinori Kakizawa, Jung Seok Lee, Brendan Bell, Tarek M Fahmy
: The biophysical parameters governing nanoparticle (NP)-cell interactions significantly affect biological responses, particularly in the application of NP-based immunotherapeutics. Modulation of the surface biophysical character of NPs can be achieved via introduction of amino acids, which offer the ability to fine tune a range of biophysical parameters of interest. We employed this approach using monodisperse silica NPs coated with numerous poly(amino acid)s (PAAs). The NPs were incubated with dendritic cells (DCs) in conjunction with TLR ligands and production of IL-1β from DCs and IFNγ from T cells primed by these DCs were measured...
January 6, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068510/current-knowledge-and-priorities-for-future-research-in-late-effects-after-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-hct-for-severe-combined-immunodeficiency-patients-a-consensus-statement-from-the-second-pediatric-blood-and-marrow-transplant-consortium-international
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REVIEW
Jennifer Heimall, Jennifer Puck, Rebecca Buckley, Thomas A Fleisher, Andrew R Gennery, Benedicte Neven, Mary Slatter, Elie Haddad, Luigi D Notarangelo, K Scott Baker, Andrew C Dietz, Christine Duncan, Michael A Pulsipher, Mort J Cowan
Severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) is 1 of the most common indications for pediatric hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) in patients with primary immunodeficiency. Historically, SCID was diagnosed in infants who presented with opportunistic infections within the first year of life. With newborn screening (NBS) for SCID in most of the United States, the majority of infants with SCID are now diagnosed and treated in the first 3.5 months of life; however, in the rest of the world, the lack of NBS means that most infants with SCID still present with infections...
January 6, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068055/development-of-advanced-dressings-for-the-delivery-of-progenitor-cells
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Giles T S Kirby, Stuart J Mills, Liesbeth Vandenpoel, Jef Pinxteren, Anthony Ting, Robert D Short, Allison J Cowin, Andrew Michelmore, Louise E Smith
Culture surfaces that substantially reduce the degree of cell manipulation in the delivery of cell sheets to patients are described. These surfaces support the attachment, culture and delivery of multipotent adult progenitor cells (MAPC). It was essential that the processes of attachment/detachment to the surface did not affect cell phenotype, nor the function of the cultured cells. Both acid-based and amine-based surface coatings were generated from acrylic acid, propanoic acid, diaminopropane and heptylamine precursors respectively...
January 9, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066896/parasite-excretory-secretory-products-and-their-effects-on-metabolic-syndrome
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Jenny Crowe, Felicity E Lumb, Margaret M Harnett, William Harnett
Obesity, one of the main causes of metabolic syndrome (MetS), is an increasingly common health and economic problem worldwide, and one of the major risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Chronic, low-grade inflammation is associated with MetS and obesity. A dominant type 2/anti-inflammatory response is required for metabolic homeostasis within adipose tissue: during obesity, this response is replaced by infiltrating, inflammatory macrophages and T cells. Helminths and certain protozoan parasites are able to manipulate the host immune response towards a TH2 immune phenotype that is beneficial for their survival and there is emerging data that there is an inverse correlation between the incidence of MetS and helminth infections, suggesting that, as with autoimmune and allergic diseases, helminths may play a protective role against MetS disease...
January 9, 2017: Parasite Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063225/purification-of-small-molecule-induced-cardiomyocytes-from-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-using-a-reporter-system
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Geun Hye Hwang, So Mi Park, Ho Jae Han, Joong Sun Kim, Seung Pil Yun, Jung Min Ryu, Ho Jin Lee, Woochul Chang, Su-Jin Lee, Jeong-Hee Choi, Jin-Sung Choi, Min Young Lee
In order to realize the practical use of human pluripotent stem cell (hPSC)-derived cardiomyocytes for the purpose of clinical use or cardiovascular research, the generation of large numbers of highly purified cardiomyocytes should be achieved. Here, we show an efficient method for cardiac differentiation of human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) in chemically defined conditions and purification of hiPSC-derived cardiomyocytes using a reporter system. Regulation of the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway is implicated in the induction of the cardiac differentiation of hPSCs...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061955/the-role-of-cd30-and-cd153-cd30l-in-the-anti-mycobacterial-immune-response
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REVIEW
Nancy D Marín, Luis F García
The establishment of a protective T-cell response against mycobacterial infections involves different co-stimulatory molecules and their respective ligands. Among these molecules the Tumor Necrosis Factor Receptor Super-family (TNFRSF) and the Tumor Necrosis Factor Super-family (TNFSF) are known to be important members. This review analyzes the evidence that CD30 and CD153 (CD30L), members of the TNFRSF and TNSF, play key roles in the T cell-dependent anti-mycobacterial immune response. Mice deficient in either CD30 or CD153, or treated with antibodies blocking the effects or CD30 and CD153, and infected with M...
January 2017: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061951/role-and-contribution-of-pulmonary-cd103-dendritic-cells-in-the-adaptive-immune-response-to-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
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Vanessa Hui Qi Koh, See Liang Ng, Michelle Lay Teng Ang, Wenwei Lin, Christiane Ruedl, Sylvie Alonso
Despite international control programmes, the global burden of tuberculosis remains enormous. Efforts to discover novel drugs have largely focused on targeting the bacterium directly. Alternatively, manipulating the host immune response may represent a valuable approach to enhance immunological clearance of the bacilli, but necessitates a deeper understanding of the immune mechanisms associated with protection against Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. Here, we examined the various dendritic cells (DC) subsets present in the lung and draining lymph nodes (LN) from mice intra-tracheally infected with M...
January 2017: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059529/high-orbital-angular-momentum-harmonic-generation
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J Vieira, R M G M Trines, E P Alves, R A Fonseca, J T Mendonça, R Bingham, P Norreys, L O Silva
We identify and explore a high orbital angular momentum (OAM) harmonics generation and amplification mechanism that manipulates the OAM independently of any other laser property, by preserving the initial laser wavelength, through stimulated Raman backscattering in a plasma. The high OAM harmonics spectra can extend at least up to the limiting value imposed by the paraxial approximation. We show with theory and particle-in-cell simulations that the orders of the OAM harmonics can be tuned according to a selection rule that depends on the initial OAM of the interacting waves...
December 23, 2016: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058501/-cytokine-neutralization-at-specific-cellular-source-a%C3%A2-new-therapeutic-paradigm-german-version
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A A Kruglov, S A Nedospasov
BACKGROUND: Currently, treatment of autoimmune diseases is based on manipulation of general control mechanisms, including those mediated by immunoregulatory cytokines. This approach is non-curative and may cause unwanted side effects due to numerous beneficial and non-redundant functions of a particular cytokine. METHODS: Techniques of reverse genetics, such as conditional gene targeting, were employed to uncover the contributions of two proinflammatory and immunomodulatory cytokines, tumour necrosis factor (TNF) and interleukin 6 (IL-6), in various disease states...
January 5, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057269/t-box-genes-in-drosophila-limb-development
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G O Pflugfelder, F Eichinger, J Shen
T-box genes are essential for limb development in vertebrates and arthropods. The Drosophila genome encodes eight T-box genes, six of which are expressed in limb ontogenesis. The Tbx20-related gene pair midline and H15 is essential for dorso-ventral patterning of the Drosophila legs. The three Tbx6-related Dorsocross genes are required for epithelial remodeling during wing development. The Drosophila gene optomotor-blind (omb) is the only member of the Tbx2 subfamily in the fly and is predominantly involved in wing development...
2017: Current Topics in Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052998/dissecting-thyroid-hormone-transport-and-metabolism-in-dendritic-cells
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Nicolás Gigena, Vanina A Alamino, María Del Mar Montesinos, Magalí Nazar, Ruy A Louzada, Simone M Wajner, Ana L Maia, Ana M Masini-Repiso, Denise P Carvalho, Graciela A Cremaschi, Claudia G Pellizas
We reported thyroid hormone (TH) receptor expression in murine dendritic cells (DCs) and 3,5,3'-triiodothyronine (T3)-dependent stimulation of DC maturation and ability to develop a Th1-type adaptive response. Moreover, an increased DC capacity to promote antigen-specific cytotoxic T-cell activity, exploited in a DC-based antitumor vaccination protocol, was revealed. However, putative effects of the main circulating TH, l-thyroxine (T4) and the mechanisms of TH transport and metabolism at DC level, crucial events for TH action at target cell level, were not known...
February 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052622/novel-targets-for-hepatitis-b-virus-therapy
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REVIEW
Barbara Testoni, David Durantel, Fabien Zoulim
Treatment with either pegylated interferon-alpha (pegIFN-α) or last generation nucleos(t)ide analogues (NAs) successfully leads to serum viral load suppression in most chronically infected hepatitis B (CHB) patients, but HBsAg loss is only achieved in 10% of the cases after a 5-year follow-up. Thus, therapy must be administered long-term and it will not completely eliminate infection because of the persistent hepatitis B virus (HBV) minichromosome in infected cells, and cannot completely abolish the risk of developing severe sequelae such as cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma...
January 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052019/tlr-activated-plasmacytoid-dendritic-cells-inhibit-breast-cancer-cell-growth-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#16
Jing Wu, Shuang Li, Yang Yang, Shan Zhu, Mingyou Zhang, Yuan Qiao, Yong-Jun Liu, Jingtao Chen
Plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDCs) are a unique subset of naturally occurring dendritic cells, which triggers the production of large amounts of type I interferons (IFNs) after viral infections through Toll-like receptor (TLR) 7 and TLR9. Recent studies have demonstrated that the activation of pDCs kills melanoma cells. However, the role of activated pDCs in breast cancer remains to be determined. In the present study, we generated mouse models of breast cancer and demonstrated that activated pDCs can directly kill breast tumor cells through TRAIL and Granzyme B...
December 28, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044415/modulation-of-alloimmune-response-by-commensal-gut-microbiota-and-potential-new-avenues-to-influence-the-outcome-of-allogeneic-transplantation-by-modification-of-the-gut-culture
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REVIEW
S Kanangat
Host defence response against microbial infections was the foundation for the Science of Immunology. Now, we know the mechanisms of such host defence which include innate immune responses that is generally nonspecific but effective in many cases and lead to more specific responses called adaptive immune response. The gene loci of class I, II and III of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) play a major role in directing the adaptive immune responses by presenting processed antigens to T and B cells to induce appropriate antigen-specific cellular and or humoral immune responses...
January 3, 2017: International Journal of Immunogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044388/langerhans-cells-and-sexual-transmission-of-hiv-and-hsv
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REVIEW
Rachel A Botting, Hafsa Rana, Kirstie M Bertram, Jake W Rhodes, Heeva Baharlou, Najla Nasr, Anthony L Cunningham, Andrew N Harman
Langerhans cells (LCs) situated in stratified squamous epithelium of the skin and mucosal tissue are amongst the first cells that sexually transmitted pathogens encounter during transmission. They are potent antigen presenting cells and play a key role in the host mounting an appropriate immune response. As such, viruses have evolved complex strategies to manipulate these cells to facilitate successful transmission. One of best studied examples is HIV, which manipulates the natural function of these cells to interact with CD4 T cells, which are the main target cell for HIV in which rapid replication occurs...
January 3, 2017: Reviews in Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039302/camp-signaling-of-adenylate-cyclase-toxin-blocks-the-oxidative-burst-of-neutrophils-through-epac-mediated-inhibition-of-phospholipase-c-activity
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Ondrej Cerny, Karen E Anderson, Len R Stephens, Phillip T Hawkins, Peter Sebo
The adenylate cyclase toxin-hemolysin (CyaA) plays a key role in immune evasion and virulence of the whooping cough agent Bordetella pertussis. CyaA penetrates the complement receptor 3-expressing phagocytes and ablates their bactericidal capacities by catalyzing unregulated conversion of cytosolic ATP to the key second messenger molecule cAMP. We show that signaling of CyaA-generated cAMP blocks the oxidative burst capacity of neutrophils by two converging mechanisms. One involves cAMP/protein kinase A-mediated activation of the Src homology region 2 domain-containing phosphatase-1 (SHP-1) and limits the activation of MAPK ERK and p38 that are required for assembly of the NADPH oxidase complex...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034789/bibac-gw-based-vectors-for-generating-reporter-lines-for-site-specific-genome-editing-in-planta
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Damar Tri Anggoro, Mariliis Tark-Dame, Aimee Walmsley, Rurika Oka, Mara de Sain, Maike Stam
When generating transgenic plants, one of the objectives is to achieve stable expression of the transgene. Transgene silencing can be avoided by single copy integration of the transgene. Binary systems that predominantly result in single copy integrations, such as BIBAC vectors, are also single-copy in E. coli, the organism in which the T-DNA to be delivered to the plant is assembled. Although a low-copy number is important for stable maintenance of large DNA fragments in E. coli, it hampers cloning into the vector due to a low DNA yield...
December 26, 2016: Plasmid
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