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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931869/dermatophagoides-pteronyssinus-immunotherapy-changes-the-t-regulatory-cell-activity
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M Gonzalez, I Doña, F Palomares, P Campo, M J Rodriguez, C Rondon, F Gomez, T D Fernandez, J R Perkins, M M Escribese, M J Torres, C Mayorga
Subcutaneous specific immunotherapy (SCIT) has been shown to modify the Dermatophagoides pteronissinus (DP) allergic response, characterized by generation of Treg cells. However, studies have reported no changes in the proportion of Treg cells after immunotherapy, indicating that the effects may be due to modifications in their regulatory activities. We aimed to determine whether Tregs generated by DP-SCIT can switch the allergic response to tolerant and study the involvement of suppressive cytokines on it...
September 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931657/neutrophil-transfer-of-mir-223-to-lung-epithelial-cells-dampens-acute-lung-injury-in-mice
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Viola Neudecker, Kelley S Brodsky, Eric T Clambey, Eric P Schmidt, Thomas A Packard, Bennett Davenport, Theodore J Standiford, Tingting Weng, Ashley A Fletcher, Lea Barthel, Joanne C Masterson, Glenn T Furuta, Chunyan Cai, Michael R Blackburn, Adit A Ginde, Michael W Graner, William J Janssen, Rachel L Zemans, Christopher M Evans, Ellen L Burnham, Dirk Homann, Marc Moss, Simone Kreth, Kai Zacharowski, Peter M Henson, Holger K Eltzschig
Intercellular transfer of microRNAs can mediate communication between critical effector cells. We hypothesized that transfer of neutrophil-derived microRNAs to pulmonary epithelial cells could alter mucosal gene expression during acute lung injury. Pulmonary-epithelial microRNA profiling during coculture of alveolar epithelial cells with polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMNs) revealed a selective increase in lung epithelial cell expression of microRNA-223 (miR-223). Analysis of PMN-derived supernatants showed activation-dependent release of miR-223 and subsequent transfer to alveolar epithelial cells during coculture in vitro or after ventilator-induced acute lung injury in mice...
September 20, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929742/beta-hemolytic-bacteria-selectively-trigger-liposome-lysis-enabling-rapid-and-accurate-pathogen-detection
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Rongji Sum, Muthukaruppan Swaminathan, Sahil Kumar Rastogi, Obdulio Piloto, Ian Cheong
For more than a century, blood agar plates have been the only test for beta-hemolysis. Although blood agar cultures are highly predictive for bacterial pathogens, they are too slow to yield actionable information. Here, we show that beta-hemolytic pathogens are able to lyse and release fluorophores encapsulated in sterically stabilized liposomes whereas alpha and gamma-hemolytic bacteria have no effect. By analyzing fluorescence kinetics, beta-hemolytic colonies cultured on agar could be distinguished in real time with 100% accuracy within 6 h...
September 20, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929188/differential-modulation-of-il-12-family-cytokines-in-autoimmune-islet-graft-failure-in-mice
#4
Feng-Cheng Chou, Heng-Yi Chen, Hsin-Hui Chen, Gu-Jiun Lin, Shih-Hua Lin, Huey-Kang Sytwu
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: The relative contribution of T helper (Th)1 and Th17 cells in graft rejection is inconclusive, on the basis of evidence provided by different T cell-related cytokine-deficient animal models and graft types. METHODS: We used novel antigen-presenting-cell-specific Il-12p35 (also known as Il12a)-knockout (KO), IL-23p19-knockdown (KD) and IL-27p28-KD strategies to investigate T cell differentiation in islet graft rejection. RESULTS: In vitro dendritic cell-T cell coculture experiments revealed that dendritic cells from Il-12p35-KO and IL-23p19-KD mice showed reduced ability to stimulate IFN-γ and IL-17 production in T cells, respectively...
September 19, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928206/microbial-metabolic-networks-at-the-mucus-layer-lead-to-diet-independent-butyrate-and-vitamin-b12-production-by-intestinal-symbionts
#5
Clara Belzer, Loo Wee Chia, Steven Aalvink, Bhawani Chamlagain, Vieno Piironen, Jan Knol, Willem M de Vos
Akkermansia muciniphila has evolved to specialize in the degradation and utilization of host mucus, which it may use as the sole source of carbon and nitrogen. Mucus degradation and fermentation by A. muciniphila are known to result in the liberation of oligosaccharides and subsequent production of acetate, which becomes directly available to microorganisms in the vicinity of the intestinal mucosa. Coculturing experiments of Amuciniphila with non-mucus-degrading butyrate-producing bacteria Anaerostipes caccae, Eubacterium hallii, and Faecalibacterium prausnitzii resulted in syntrophic growth and production of butyrate...
September 19, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926619/liver-x-receptor-activation-promotes-differentiation-of-regulatory-t-cells
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Martin Herold, Johanna Breuer, Stephanie Hucke, Percy Knolle, Nicholas Schwab, Heinz Wiendl, Luisa Klotz
The nuclear receptor Liver X Receptor (LXR) is a ligand-activated transcription factor that has been implicated in control of chronic inflammation by downregulating pro-inflammatory T cell responses. An impaired function of regulatory T cells, a subset of CD4+ T cells with a crucial role in maintaining lymphocytes homeostasis and immune regulation, is frequently observed in chronic inflammatory diseases. We observed that pharmacological activation of LXR in T cells not only resulted in a thorough suppression of Th1 and Th17 polarization in vitro, but also significantly induced regulatory T cells (Treg) cell differentiation in a receptor-specific fashion...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916459/variation-in-campylobacter-jejuni-culturability-in-presence-of-acanthamoeba-castellanii-neff
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María Reyes-Batlle, Cecilia Girbau, Atteneri López-Arencibia, Ines Sifaoui, Aitor Rizo Liendo, Carlos J Bethencourt Estrella, Ana B García Méndez, Olfa Chiboub, Soumaya Hajaji, Aurora Fernández-Astorga, Basilio Valladares, Enrique Martínez-Carretero, José E Piñero, Jacob Lorenzo-Morales
Free-living amoebae (FLA) are protozoa that are widely distributed in the environment mainly in water and soil related habitats. These amoebae have also been reported to be associated with some bacterial pathogens for humans such as Campylobacter spp. The species C. jejuni is the causative agent of about 90% of human campylobacteriosis cases worldwide and this disease may even end up in severe autoimmune sequelae as Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). In this study, the interactions between the strain Acanthamoeba castellanii Neff and Campylobacter jejuni was investigated...
September 12, 2017: Experimental Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913567/two-cell-embryos-are-more-sensitive-than-blastocysts-to-ampk-dependent-suppression-of-anabolism-and-stemness-by-commonly-used-fertility-drugs-a-diet-supplement-and-stress
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Alan Bolnick, Mohammed Abdulhasan, Brian Kilburn, Yufen Xie, Mindie Howard, Paul Andresen, Alexandra M Shamir, Jing Dai, Elizabeth E Puscheck, Eric Secor, Daniel A Rappolee
PURPOSE: This study tests whether metformin or diet supplement BR-DIM-induced AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) mediated effects on development are more pronounced in blastocysts or 2-cell mouse embryos. METHODS: Culture mouse zygotes to two-cell embryos and test effects after 0.5-1 h AMPK agonists' (e.g., Met, BR-DIM) exposure on AMPK-dependent ACCser79P phosphorylation and/or Oct4 by immunofluorescence. Culture morulae to blastocysts and test for increased ACCser79P, decreased Oct4 and for AMPK dependence by coculture with AMPK inhibitor compound C (CC)...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911166/hormonal-and-growth-regulation-of-epithelial-and-stromal-cells-from-the-normal-and-malignant-endometrium-by-pigment-epithelium-derived-factor
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Julien Daubriac, Unnati M Pandya, Kuang-Tzu Huang, Savvas C Pavlides, Patricia Gama, Stephanie V Blank, Pratibha Shukla, Susan E Crawford, Leslie I Gold
We discovered that pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF)-null mice have endometrial hyperplasia, the precursor to human type I endometrial cancer (ECA), which is etiologically linked to unopposed estrogen (E2), suggesting that this potent antiangiogenic factor might contribute to dysregulated growth and the development of type I ECA. Treatment of both ECA cell lines and primary ECA cells with recombinant PEDF dose dependently decreased cellular proliferation via an autocrine mechanism by blocking cells in G1 and G2 phases of the cell cycle...
September 1, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899983/regulatory-nk-cells-mediated-between-immunosuppressive-monocytes-and-dysfunctional-t-cells-in-chronic-hbv-infection
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Haijun Li, Naicui Zhai, Zhongfeng Wang, Hongxiao Song, Yang Yang, An Cui, Tianyang Li, Guangyi Wang, Junqi Niu, Ian Nicholas Crispe, Lishan Su, Zhengkun Tu
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: HBV infection represents a major health problem worldwide, but the immunological mechanisms by which HBV causes chronic persistent infection remain only partly understood. Recently, cell subsets with suppressive features have been recognised among monocytes and natural killer (NK) cells. Here we examine the effects of HBV on monocytes and NK cells. METHODS: Monocytes and NK cells derived from chronic HBV-infected patients and healthy controls were purified and characterised for phenotype, gene expression and cytokines secretion by flow cytometry, quantitative real-time (qRT)-PCR, ELISA and western blotting...
September 12, 2017: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898718/interleukin-17-regulates-shp-2-and-il-17ra-stat-3-dependent-cyr61-il-23-and-gm-csf-expression-and-rankl-mediated-osteoclastogenesis-by-fibroblast-like-synoviocytes-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Ramamoorthi Ganesan, Mahaboobkhan Rasool
Interleukin (IL)-17 predominately produced by the Th17 cells, plays a crucial role in the fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS) mediated disease process of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). IL-17 exerts its pathogenic effects in RA-FLS by IL-17/IL-17RA/STAT-3 signaling. Recent studies have shown that RA-FLS produces SHP-2, Cyr61, IL-23, GM-CSF and RANKL which results in worsening of the disease. However, whether IL-17/IL-17RA/STAT-3 signaling regulates SHP-2, Cyr61, IL-23, GM-CSF and RANKL expressions in RA-FLS remains unknown...
September 9, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895862/immunomodulatory-effects-of-soluble-factors-secreted-by-feline-adipose-tissue-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Hyung-Kyu Chae, Woo-Jin Song, Jin-Ok Ahn, Qiang Li, Bo-Yeon Lee, Kyeong Kweon, Sang-Chul Park, Hwa-Young Youn
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have immunomodulatory functions and differentiation capacity, and their clinical use is increasing in veterinary species. Although MSCs have been applied in the treatment in various inflammatory diseases, mechanistic research on feline MSCs is lacking. Accordingly, in this study, we aimed to investigate the immunomodulatory mechanisms of MSCs isolated from feline adipose tissue (fATMSCs). fATMSCs from healthy cats were cultured in an appropriate manner and cocultured with transwell-separated allogeneic feline peripheral blood mononuclear cells (fPBMCs) and RAW264...
September 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894469/ex-vivo-expansion-of-human-limbal-epithelial-cells-using-human-placenta-derived-and-umbilical-cord-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Sang Min Nam, Yong-Sun Maeng, Eung Kweon Kim, Kyoung Yul Seo, Helen Lew
Ex vivo culture of human limbal epithelial cells (LECs) is used to treat limbal stem cell (LSC) deficiency, a vision loss condition, and suitable culture systems using feeder cells or serum without animal elements have been developed. This study evaluated the use of human umbilical cord or placenta mesenchymal stem cells (C-MSCs or P-MSCs, resp.) as feeder cells in an animal/serum-free coculture system with human LECs. C-/P-MSCs stimulated LEC colony formation of the stem cell markers (p63, ABCG2) and secreted known LEC clonal growth factors (keratinocyte growth factor, β-nerve growth factor)...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893954/the-orphan-nuclear-receptor-nr4a3-is-involved-in-the-function-of-dendritic-cells
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Masanori Nagaoka, Takuya Yashiro, Yuna Uchida, Tomoaki Ando, Mutsuko Hara, Hajime Arai, Hideoki Ogawa, Ko Okumura, Kazumi Kasakura, Chiharu Nishiyama
NR4A3/NOR1 belongs to the NR4A subfamily of the nuclear hormone receptor superfamily, which is activated in a ligand-independent manner. To examine the role of NR4A3 in gene expression of dendritic cells (DCs), we introduced NR4A3 small interfering RNA (siRNA) into bone marrow-derived DCs and determined the expression levels of mRNA and proteins of cytokines, cell surface molecules, NF-κB signaling-related proteins, and transcription factors. The expression level of NR4A3 was markedly upregulated by TLR-mediated stimulation in DCs...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892456/nobiletin-attenuates-the-inflammatory-response-through-heme-oxygenase-1-induction-in-the-crosstalk-between-adipocytes-and-macrophages
#15
Seulgi Namkoong, Jeehye Sung, Jinwoo Yang, Youngmin Choi, Heon Sang Jeong, Junsoo Lee
Crosstalk between adipocytes and macrophages has been suggested to play a crucial role in metabolic disorders such as obesity, insulin resistance, and type 2 diabetes. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of nobiletin on the interaction between adipocytes and macrophages. The results showed that nobiletin significantly and dose-dependently inhibited the secretion of inflammatory mediators, such as nitric oxide (NO), tumor necrosis factor (TNF-α), and monocyte chemoattractant protein (MCP)-1, in a coculture of adipocytes and macrophages...
September 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888566/tendon-tissue-engineering-mechanism-and-effects-of-human-tenocyte-coculture-with-adipose-derived-stem-cells
#16
Chao Long, Zhen Wang, Anais Legrand, Arhana Chattopadhyay, James Chang, Paige M Fox
PURPOSE: Adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) are a potential candidate for cell-based therapy targeting tendon injury; however, their therapeutic benefit relies on their ability to interact with native tenocytes. This study examines the mechanism and effects of coculturing human tenocytes and ASCs. METHODS: Tenocytes (T) were directly cocultured with either ASCs (A) or fibroblasts (F) (negative control) in the following ratios: 50% T/50% A or F; 25% T/75% A or F; and 75% T/25% A or F...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888004/cardiomyocyte-coculture-on-layered-fibrous-scaffolds-assembled-from-micropatterned-electrospun-mats
#17
Yaowen Liu, Guisen Xu, Jiaojun Wei, Qiang Wu, Xiaohong Li
Challenges remain in engineering cardiac tissues with functional and morphological properties similar to those of native myocardium. In the current study, micropatterned fibrous mats are obtained by deposition of electrospun fibers on lithographic collectors to reproduce the anisotropic structure of myocardium, and carbon nanotubes are included in fibers to provide conductivities at the same level of cardiac muscles. The patterned mats are assembled layer-by-layer into patterned scaffolds for coculture of primary cardiomyocytes (CMs) with cardiac fibroblasts (CFs) and endothelial cells (ECs)...
December 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887431/neutrophil-derived-cytosolic-pla2%C3%AE-contributes-to-bacterial-induced-neutrophil-transepithelial-migration
#18
Lael M Yonker, Michael A Pazos, Bernard B Lanter, Hongmei Mou, Kengyeh K Chu, Alexander D Eaton, Joseph V Bonventre, Guillermo J Tearney, Jayaraj Rajagopal, Bryan P Hurley
Eicosanoids are a group of bioactive lipids that are shown to be important mediators of neutrophilic inflammation; selective targeting of their function confers therapeutic benefit in a number of diseases. Neutrophilic airway diseases, including cystic fibrosis, are characterized by excessive neutrophil infiltration into the airspace. Understanding the role of eicosanoids in this process may reveal novel therapeutic targets. The eicosanoid hepoxilin A3 is a pathogen-elicited epithelial-produced neutrophil chemoattractant that directs transepithelial migration in response to infection...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883042/real-time-acquisition-of-transendothelial-electrical-resistance-in-an-all-human-in-vitro-3-dimensional-blood-brain-barrier-model-exemplifies-tight-junction-integrity
#19
Zaynah Maherally, Helen L Fillmore, Sim Ling Tan, Suk Fei Tan, Samah A Jassam, Friederike I Quack, Kathryn E Hatherell, Geoffrey J Pilkington
The blood-brain barrier (BBB) consists of endothelial cells, astrocytes, and pericytes embedded in basal lamina (BL). Most in vitro models use nonhuman, monolayer cultures for therapeutic-delivery studies, relying on transendothelial electrical resistance (TEER) measurements without other tight-junction (TJ) formation parameters. We aimed to develop reliable, reproducible, in vitro 3-dimensional (3D) models incorporating relevant human, in vivo cell types and BL proteins. The 3D BBB models were constructed with human brain endothelial cells, human astrocytes, and human brain pericytes in mono-, co-, and tricultures...
September 7, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881828/shp2-negatively-regulates-hla-abc-and-pd-l1-expression-via-stat1-phosphorylation-in-prostate-cancer-cells
#20
Zhuqing Liu, Yu Zhao, Juemin Fang, Ran Cui, Yuanyuan Xiao, Qing Xu
Src homology region 2-containing protein tyrosine phosphatase 2 (SHP2) is a ubiquitous protein tyrosine phosphatase that activates the signal transduction pathways of several growth factors and cytokines. In our study, SHP2 expression was very high in prostate cancer (PCa) cell lines, and the expression of phospho-signal transducer and activator of transcription 1 (p-STAT1) and STAT1 was very low. SHP2 knockdown upregulated the expression of p-STAT1 and downregulated phospho-extracellular signal regulated kinase (p-ERK)...
August 8, 2017: Oncotarget
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