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Alicja Kalinowska-Łyszczarz, Mikołaj A Pawlak, Aleksandra Wyciszkiewicz, Katarzyna Pawlak-Buś, Piotr Leszczyński, Mariusz Puszczewicz, Włodzimierz Paprzycki, Wojciech Kozubski, Sławomir Michalak
OBJECTIVE: Central nervous system (CNS) involvement in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) remains poorly understood. Damage within the CNS is driven by the autoimmune response; however, immunopathophysiology of neuropsychiatric (NP) SLE is multifactorial. Immune cell neurotrophin production could be neuroprotective against autoimmunity-driven CNS damage, as has been shown in multiple sclerosis. The aim of this study was to establish whether immune cell neurotrophin production is associated with damage severity in NPSLE...
March 14, 2018: Neuroimmunomodulation
Zlatka Georgieva Dobreva, Boncho Grigorov Grigorov, Spaska Angelova Stanilova
BACKGROUND: Interleukin-18 (IL-18) and Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha (TNF-α) are proinflammatory cytokines that increased the development of Th1 immune response, but have a different type of regulation of the gene expression. Whereas TNF-α has an inducible expression, IL-18 is translated as an inactive protein and required proteolytic cleavage by Casp-1 in inflammasome complexes. AIM: To investigate the effect of the histone deacetylases inhibitor Suberoylanilide Hydroxamic Acid (SAHA) on the gene expression and secretion of both cytokines, IL-18 and TNF-α, according to their contribution to the cancer development and anticancer immunity...
February 15, 2018: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
Ilana C van Rensburg, Andre G Loxton
Regulatory B cells (Bregs) have been shown to be present during several disease states. The phenotype of the cells is not completely defined and the function of these cells differ between disease. The presence of FASL expressing (killer) B cells during latent and successfully treated TB disease have been shown but whether these cells are similar to regulatory B cells remain unclear. We assessed the receptor expression of FASL/IL5 (killer B cells), CD24/CD38 (regulatory B cells) on whole peripheral blood of participants with untreated active TB and healthy controls...
January 2018: Tuberculosis
Hanna Danielewicz, Anna Dębińska, Anna Drabik-Chamerska, Danuta Kalita, Andrzej Boznański
BACKGROUND: IL-4 and IL-4RA are key factors in allergic inflammation. IL-4 stimulates both IgE production and Th2 lymphocyte differentiation. Increased levels of IL-4 and IL-4RA have been shown in allergic patients. Genetic analyses have confirmed that polymorphisms within the IL-4RA gene influence the risk of allergy and can change the expression of the protein. Due to gene-environment interactions, this process is also likely to be modified by environmental exposure. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to evaluate the IL-4RA gene expression in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) from atopic and non-atopic subjects with regard to place of living (urban vs rural)...
February 2018: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
Meng-Hua Lee, Joseph Tung-Chieh Chang, Chun-Ta Liao, Ya-Shan Chen, Ming-Ling Kuo, Chia-Rui Shen
The presence and clinical significance of interleukin (IL)-17 and IL-17-expressing cells have recently been studied in several types of cancer, but their correlation to tumor development remains controversial. Additionally, the contribution of peripheral IL-17-expressing cells to head and neck cancer (HNC) progression is still poorly understood. We collected peripheral blood from healthy donors and HNC patients to isolate PBMCs. The percentages of IL-17-expressing cells and the production of inflammatory cytokines in PBMCs were measured to determine their association with clinical outcomes and overall survival in HNC...
February 9, 2018: Oncotarget
Ester Canto, Noriko Isobe, Alessandro Didonna, Stephen L Hauser, Jorge R Oksenberg
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is characterized by increased activation of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs), linked to perturbations in the phosphorylation of signaling proteins. METHODS: We developed a phosphoflow cytometry protocol to assess the levels of 11 phosphorylated nuclear proteins at baseline conditions and after cell activation in distinct PBMC populations from 41 treatment-naïve relapsing-remitting (RR) MS subjects and 37 healthy controls, and in a second cohort of 9 untreated RRMS patients and 10 secondary progressive (SP) MS patients...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Neuroinflammation
Deniz Genç, Noushin Zibandeh, Ercan Nain, Muazzez Gökalp, Ahmet Oğuzhan Özen, Mehmet Kamil Göker, Tunç Akkoç
BACKGROUND: Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease in which inflammatory responses have the polarization of CD4+ T cells to Th2 cells. Dental follicle mesenchymal stem cells (DFSCs) have strong anti-inflammatory properties comparable to other mesenchymal stem cells. OBJECTIVE: We investigated the immunomodulatory effects of DFSCs on CD4+ T helper cell responses of asthmatic patients and compared the results with those obtained with asthmatic subjects on immunotherapy and with healthy individuals...
March 2, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Shetty Ravi Dyavar, Zhen Ye, Siddappa N Byrareddy, Kimberly K Scarsi, Lee C Winchester, Jonathan A Weinhold, Courtney V Fletcher, Anthony T Podany
Quantification of antiretroviral (ARV) drug concentrations in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) and tissue isolated mononuclear cells (TIMCs) from lymph node (LNMC) and rectum (RMC) is an important measure of bio-distribution. Normalization of drug concentrations is critical to represent tissue drug concentrations and to analyze both intra-individual and inter-individual variability in drug distribution. However, a molecular method to normalize intracellular drug concentrations in PBMCs and TIMCs methanol extracts is currently unavailable...
February 26, 2018: Scientific Reports
Daniel Brungs, David Lynch, Alison Ws Luk, Elahe Minaei, Marie Ranson, Morteza Aghmesheh, Kara L Vine, Martin Carolan, Mouhannad Jaber, Paul de Souza, Therese M Becker
AIM: To demonstrate the feasibility of cryopreservation of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) for prognostic circulating tumor cell (CTC) detection in gastroesophageal cancer. METHODS: Using 7.5 mL blood samples collected in EDTA tubes from patients with gastroesopheagal adenocarcinoma, CTCs were isolated by epithelial cell adhesion molecule based immunomagnetic capture using the IsoFlux platform. Paired specimens taken during the same blood draw ( n = 15) were used to compare number of CTCs isolated from fresh and cryopreserved PBMCs...
February 21, 2018: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
Dominique Figueroa, Erin Madeen, Joseph Tillotson, Paul Richardson, Leslie Cottle, Marybeth McCauley, Raphael Landovitz, Adriana Andrade, Craig W Hendrix, Kenneth H Mayer, T J Wilkin, Roy Gulick, Namandjé N Bumpus
Tenofovir (TFV) disoproxil fumarate and emtricitabine (FTC) are used in combination for HIV treatment and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate is a prodrug that undergoes diester hydrolysis to TFV. FTC and TFV are nucleoside/nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitors that upon phosphorylation to nucleotide triphosphate analogs competitively inhibit HIV reverse transcriptase. We previously demonstrated that adenylate kinase 2, pyruvate kinase, muscle and pyruvate kinase, liver and red blood cell phosphorylate TFV in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC)...
February 17, 2018: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
Dmitri Negorev, Ulf H Beier, Tianyi Zhang, Jon G Quatromoni, Pratik Bhojnagarwala, Steven M Albelda, Sunil Singhal, Evgeniy Eruslanov, Falk W Lohoff, Matthew H Levine, Joshua M Diamond, Jason D Christie, Wayne W Hancock, Tatiana Akimova
We report that human conventional CD15+ neutrophils can be isolated in the peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) layer during Ficoll gradient separation, and that they can impair T cell proliferation in vitro without concomitant neutrophil activation and killing. This effect was observed in a total of 92 patients with organ transplants, lung cancer or anxiety/depression, and in 18 healthy donors. Although such features are typically associated in the literature with the presence of certain myeloid-derived suppressor cell (PMN-MDSC) populations, we found that commercial centrifuge tubes that contained membranes or gels for PBMC isolation led to up to 70% PBMC contamination by CD15+ neutrophils, with subsequent suppressive effects in certain cellular assays...
February 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
Marie-Claire Devilder, Mélinda Moyon, Xavier Saulquin, Laetitia Gautreau-Rolland
Monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) are powerful tools useful for both fundamental research and in biomedicine. Their high specificity is indispensable when the antibody needs to distinguish between highly related structures (e.g., a normal protein and a mutated version thereof). The current way of generating such discriminative mAbs involves extensive screening of multiple Ab-producing B cells, which is both costly and time consuming. We propose here a rapid and cost-effective method for the generation of discriminative, fully human mAbs starting from human blood circulating B lymphocytes...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
Takahiro Nakajima, Hirokazu Okayama, Mai Ashizawa, Masaru Noda, Keita Aoto, Motonobu Saito, Tomoyuki Monma, Shinji Ohki, Masahiko Shibata, Seiichi Takenoshita, Koji Kono
Enhancement of antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC) with some modalities may be a promising approach to enhance the efficacy of therapeutic monoclonal antibodies (mAbs). It has previously been demonstrated that the removal of fucose from antibody oligosaccharides (defucosylation) leads to augmentation of ADCC activity. To establish clinically relevant evidence of this procedure, the present study evaluated trastuzumab- and cetuximab-mediated ADCC by comparing defucosylated mAbs with conventional mAbs using peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs)...
February 2018: Oncology Letters
Hiroyoshi Doi, Eiichi Hayashi, Jun Arai, Masayuki Tojo, Kenichi Morikawa, Junichi Eguchi, Takayoshi Ito, Tatsuya Kanto, David E Kaplan, Hitoshi Yoshida
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The mechanism underlying hyperglobulinemia in cirrhosis, a long appreciated phenomenon, has never been clearly understood. The aim of this study is to investigate the basis for changes in humoral immunity observed in cirrhosis. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed our medical record to analyze serum immunoglobulin levels in patients with liver disease. We also prospectively analyzed peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) and sera from liver disease patients...
February 10, 2018: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Joanna M Schaenman, Maura Rossetti, Yael Korin, Tiffany Sidwell, Victoria Groysberg, Emily Liang, Sitaram Vangala, Nicholas Wisniewski, Eleanor Chang, Maral Bakir, Galyna Bondar, Martin Cadeiras, Murray Kwon, Elaine F Reed, Mario Deng
Immunologic impairment may contribute to poor outcomes after implantation of mechanical circulatory support device (MCSD), with infection often as a terminal event. The study of immune dysfunction is of special relevance given the growing numbers of older patients with heart disease. The aim of the study was to define which immunologic characteristics are associated with development of adverse clinical outcomes after MCSD implantation. We isolated peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) from patients pre- and up to 20 days post-MCSD implantation and analyzed them by multiparameter flow cytometry for T cell dysfunction, including terminal differentiation, exhaustion, and senescence...
January 31, 2018: Human Immunology
Jiao Chen, Yaping Fan, Bomiao Cui, Xiaoying Li, Yu Yu, Yue Du, Qianming Chen, Yun Feng, Ping Zhang
γδT cells function in the regulation of T-cell activation in cancer and have been identified as a novel target for cancer immunotherapy. Activated γδT cells release a series of cytotoxic molecules-including granulysin, perforin, Fas/Fas ligand (Fas-L), and granzymes A and B-to kill target cells. Our previous research has shown that high mobility group nucleosomal-binding domain 2 (HMGN2), which is expressed at a high level in activated CD8T cells, is an antitumor effector molecule of CD8T cells. In the present study, we examined the expression and antitumor effects of HMGN2 in γδT cells...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Immunotherapy
Ulises De la Cruz-Mosso, Trinidad García-Iglesias, Richard Bucala, Iris Estrada-García, Laura González-López, Sergio Cerpa-Cruz, Isela Parra-Rojas, Jorge Iván Gámez-Nava, Edsaúl Emilio Pérez-Guerrero, José Francisco Muñoz-Valle
Macrophage migration Inhibitory Factor (MIF) is a cytokine associated with the pathogenesis of autoimmune inflammatory diseases. There is evidence that MIF functions in a positive-feedback-loop with proinflammatory cytokines and could perpetuate the inflammatory process in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE).The aim of this study was to assess the effect of recombinant-human-MIF (rhMIF) on the expression of Th1, Th2 and Th17 cytokines in Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells (PBMC) from Healthy Subjects (HS) and SLE patients...
December 26, 2017: Cellular Immunology
Li-Tzu Wang, Shih-Sheng Jiang, Chiao-Hsuan Ting, Pei-Ju Hsu, Chia-Chi Chang, Huey-Kang Sytwu, Ko-Jiunn Liu, B Linju Yen
Multilineage tissue-source mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) possess strong immunomodulatory properties and are excellent therapeutic agents, but require constant isolation from donors to combat replicative senescence. The differentiation of human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) into MSCs offers a renewable source of MSCs; however, reports on their immunomodulatory capacity have been discrepant. Using MSCs differentiated from iPSCs reprogrammed using diverse cell types and protocols, and in comparison to human embryonic stem cell (ESC)-MSCs and bone marrow (BM)-MSCs, we performed transcriptome analyses and assessed for functional immunomodulatory properties...
February 3, 2018: Stem Cells
Federico Perdomo-Celis, Felipe Romero, Doris M Salgado, Rocío Vega, Jairo Rodríguez, Juana Angel, Manuel A Franco, Harry B Greenberg, Carlos F Narváez
In this study we identified, at the single-cell level, naturally induced cytokine-producing circulating cells (CPCC) in children with dengue virus (DENV) infection ranging clinically from mild to severe disease. Tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α- and Interleukin (IL)-6-CPCC were detected in children with primary or secondary acute DENV infection and the pattern of these cytokines was similar to that seen in the supernatant of cultured PBMC and partially comparable to that found in the plasma. Monocytes, B cells (BC), and myeloid dendritic cells (mDC) were the primary CPCC detected, and the frequency of mDC was significantly higher in severe disease...
January 30, 2018: Journal of Infectious Diseases
Marilia Cavalcanti Coriolano, Jessica de Santana Brito, Leydianne Leite de Siqueira Patriota, Ana Karine de Araújo Soares, Patricia Maria Guedes Paiva, Virginia Maria Barros de Lorena, Thiago Henrique Napoleao, Luana Barroso Coelho, Cristiane Moutinho Lagos de Melo
Moringa oleifera is used in traditional medicine as well as in food, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical industries. Water-soluble M. oleifera lectin (WSMoL) is an anionic protein isolated from the seeds. This work investigated the immunomodulatory effects of WSMoL on human PBMC. Measurement of cytokine and nitric oxide levels and immunophenotyping assays were investigated. PBMC were incubated with WSMoL (10 µg/mL) for 24 h, 48 h and 72 h, and was performed immunophenotyping of lymphocytes and monocytes. Culture supernatants were used to determined cytokine and nitric oxide levels...
January 30, 2018: Protein and Peptide Letters
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