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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088708/germinal-centers-programmed-for-affinity-maturation-and-antibody-diversification
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REVIEW
Oliver Bannard, Jason G Cyster
The seminal discovery by Eisen that antibodies undergo improvements in antigen-binding affinity over the course of an immune response led to a long running search for the underlying mechanism. Germinal centers in lymphoid organs are now recognized to be critically involved in this phenomenon, known as antibody affinity maturation. As well as improving in affinity for specific epitopes, some antibody responses maintain or even increase their breadth of antigen-recognition over time. This has led to another intense line of research aimed at understanding how broadly neutralizing anti-pathogen responses are generated...
January 12, 2017: Current Opinion in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087456/phase-i-trial-of-total-marrow-and-lymphoid-irradiation-transplant-conditioning-in-patients-with-relapsed-refractory-acute-leukemia
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Anthony Stein, Joycelynne Palmer, Ni-Chun Tsai, Monzr M Al Malki, Ibrahim Aldoss, Haris Ali, Ahmed Aribi, Len Farol, Chatchada Karanes, Samer Khaled, An Liu, Margaret O'Donnell, Pablo Parker, Anna Pawlowska, Vinod Pullarkat, Eric Radany, Joseph Rosenthal, Firoozeh Sahebi, Amandeep Salhotra, James F Sanchez, Tim Schultheiss, Ricardo Spielberger, Sandra H Thomas, David Snyder, Ryotaro Nakamura, Guido Marcucci, Stephen J Forman, Jeffrey Wong
Current conditioning regimens provide insufficient disease control in relapsed/refractory acute leukemia (AL) patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) with active disease. Intensification of chemotherapy and/or total body irradiation (TBI) is not feasible because of excessive toxicity. Total marrow and lymphoid irradiation (TMLI) allows for precise delivery and increased intensity treatment via sculpting radiation to sites with high disease burden or high risk for disease involvement, while sparing normal tissue...
January 10, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077434/transfer-of-allogeneic-cd4-t-cells-rescues-cd8-t-cells-in-anti-pd-l1-resistant-tumors-leading-to-tumor-eradication
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Ainhoa Arina, Theodore G Karrison, Eva Galka, Karin Schreiber, Ralph R Weichselbaum, Hans Schreiber
Adoptively transferred CD8(+) T cells can stabilize the size of solid tumors over long periods of time by exclusively recognizing antigen cross-presented on tumor stroma. However, these tumors eventually escape T cell-mediated growth control. The aim of this study was to eradicate such persistent cancers. In our model, the SIYRYYGL antigen is expressed by cancer cells that lack the MHC-I molecule K(b) needed for direct presentation, but the antigen is picked up and cross-presented by tumor stroma. A single injection of antigen-specific 2C CD8(+) T cells caused long-term inhibition of tumor growth, but without further intervention, tumors started to progress after approximately 3 months...
January 11, 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077266/asp0028-in-combination-with-suboptimal-dose-of-tacrolimus-in-cynomolgus-monkey-renal-transplantation-model
#4
Hao Dun, Lijun Song, Anlun Ma, Yanxin Hu, Lin Zeng, Jieying Bai, Guangzhou Zhang, Liangyan Zhang, Kumi Koide, Yohei Okada, Kaori Hanaoka, Rie Yamamoto, Jun Hirose, Tatsuaki Morokata, Pierre Daloze, Huifang Chen
FTY720, a S1P-receptor modulator, has shown to be effective in several transplant and autoimmune disease models, via modulating lymphocyte homing into secondary lymphoid organs (SLOs), and thereby reducing these cells in peripheral blood. ASP0028, a newly developed S1P1/S1P5-selective agonist, presented comparable efficacy to FTY720 and wider safety margins than FTY720. In this study, we assessed the efficacy and safety of ASP0028 co-administered with suboptimal-dose of tacrolimus in the Cynomolgus monkey renal transplantation model...
January 7, 2017: Transplant Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077132/foxn1-deficient-nude-severe-combined-immunodeficiency
#5
REVIEW
Ioanna A Rota, Fatima Dhalla
Nude severe combined immunodeficiency is a rare inherited disease caused by autosomal recessive loss-of-function mutations in FOXN1. This gene encodes a transcription factor essential for the development of the thymus, the primary lymphoid organ that supports T-cell development and selection. To date nine cases have been reported presenting with the clinical triad of absent thymus resulting in severe T-cell immunodeficiency, congenital alopecia universalis and nail dystrophy. Diagnosis relies on testing for FOXN1 mutations, which allows genetic counselling and guides therapeutic management...
January 11, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075596/yeast-microcapsule-mediated-targeted-delivery-of-diverse-nanoparticles-for-imaging-and-therapy-via-the-oral-route
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Xing Zhou, Xiangjun Zhang, Songling Han, Yin Dou, Mengyu Liu, Lin Zhang, Jia Wei Guo, Qing Shi, Genghao Gong, Ruibing Wang, Jiang Hu, Xiaohui Li, Jianxiang Zhang
Targeting of nanoparticles to distant diseased sites after oral delivery remains highly challenging, due to the existence of many biological barriers in the gastrointestinal tract. Here we report targeted oral delivery of diverse nanoparticles in multiple disease models, via a 'Trojan horse' strategy based on a bioinspired yeast capsule (YC). Diverse charged nanoprobes including quantum dots (QDs), iron oxide nanoparticles (IONPs), and assembled organic fluorescent nanoparticles can be effectively loaded into YC through electrostatic force-driven spontaneous deposition, resulting in different diagnostic YC assemblies...
January 11, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075380/splenic-immune-response-is-down-regulated-in-c57bl-6j-mice-fed-eicosapentaenoic-acid-and-docosahexaenoic-acid-enriched-high-fat-diet
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Nikul K Soni, Alastair B Ross, Nathalie Scheers, Otto I Savolainen, Intawat Nookaew, Britt G Gabrielsson, Ann-Sofie Sandberg
Dietary n-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are associated with reduction of inflammation, although the mechanisms are poorly understood, especially how the spleen, as a secondary lymphoid organ, is involved. To investigate the effects of EPA and DHA on spleen gene expression, male C57BL/6J mice were fed high fat diets (HFD) differing in fatty acid composition, either based on corn oil (HFD-CO), or CO enriched with 2 g/100 g EPA and DHA (HFD-ED), for eight weeks. Spleen tissue was analyzed using transcriptomics and for fatty acids profiling...
January 10, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067323/stromal-cell-subsets-directing-neonatal-spleen-regeneration
#8
Jonathan K H Tan, Takeshi Watanabe
Development of lymphoid tissue is determined by interactions between stromal lymphoid tissue organiser (LTo) and hematopoietic lymphoid tissue inducer (LTi) cells. A failure for LTo to receive appropriate activating signals during embryogenesis through lymphotoxin engagement leads to a complete cessation of lymph node (LN) and Peyer's patch development, identifying LTo as a key stromal population for lymphoid tissue organogenesis. However, little is known about the equivalent stromal cells that induce spleen development...
January 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065939/an-expanding-stage-for-commensal-microbes-in-host-immune-regulation
#9
REVIEW
Yan Shi, Libing Mu
Gastrointestinal commensal microbiota is a concentrated mix of microbial life forms, including bacteria, fungi, archaea and viruses. These life forms are targets of host antimicrobial defense in order to establish a homeostatic symbiosis inside the host. However, they are also instrumental in shaping the functions of our immune system via a diverse set of communication mechanisms. In the gut, T helper 17, regulatory T and B cells are continuously tuned by specific microbial strains and metabolic processes. These cells in return help to establish a mutually beneficial exchange with the gut microbial contents...
January 9, 2017: Cellular & Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064242/cyclin-dependent-kinase-5-activity-is-required-for-allogeneic-t-cell-responses-after-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-in-mice
#10
David Askew, Tej Pareek, Saada Eid, Sudipto Ganguly, Megan Tyler, Alex Y Huang, John J Letterio, Kenneth R Cooke
Molecular intermediates in T cell activation pathways are crucial targets for the therapy and prevention of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) following allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). We recently identified an essential role for cyclin dependent kinase 5 (Cdk5) in T cell activation and effector function, but the contribution of Cdk5 activity to the development of GVHD has not been explored. Using an established, pre-clinical, murine, GVHD model we reveal that Cdk5 activity is increased in key target organs early after allogeneic HCT...
November 14, 2016: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063049/isolation-and-flow-cytometry-analysis-of-innate-lymphoid-cells-from-the-intestinal-lamina-propria
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Konrad Gronke, Michael Kofoed-Nielsen, Andreas Diefenbach
The intestinal mucosa constitutes the biggest surface area of the body. It is constantly challenged by bacteria, commensal and pathogenic, protozoa, and food-derived irritants. In order to maintain homeostasis, a complex network of signaling circuits has evolved that includes contributions of immune cells. In recent years a subset of lymphocytes, which belong to the innate immune system, has caught particular attention. These so-called innate lymphoid cells (ILC) reside within the lamina propria of the small and large intestines and rapidly respond to environmental challenges...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063045/induction-and-analysis-of-bronchus-associated-lymphoid-tissue
#12
Henrike Fleige, Reinhold Förster
Bronchus-associated lymphoid tissue (BALT) forms spontaneously in the lung after pulmonary infection and has been identified as a highly organized lymphoid structure supporting the efficient priming of T cells in the lung. To explore the mechanisms and instructive signals controlling BALT neogenesis we used both, a single dose of vaccinia virus MVA and repeated inhalations of heat-inactivated Pseudomonas aeruginosa (P. aeruginosa). Intranasal administration of both pathogens induces highly organized BALT but distinct pathways and molecules are used to promote the development of BALT...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062226/molecular-characterization-and-expression-analysis-of-three-subclasses-of-igt-in-rainbow-trout-oncorhynchus-mykiss
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Nu Zhang, Xu-Jie Zhang, Dan-Dan Chen, J Oriol Sunyer, Yong-An Zhang
As the teleost specific immunoglobulin, IgT plays important roles in systemic and mucosal immunity. In the current study, in rainbow trout, we have cloned the heavy chain (Igτ) genes of a secretory form of IgT2 as well as the membrane and secretory forms of a third IgT subclass, termed IgT3. Conserved cysteine and tryptophan residues that are crucial for the folding of the immunoglobulin domain as well as hydrophobic and hydrophilic residues within CART motif were identified in all IgT subclasses. Through analysis of the rainbow trout genome assembly, Igτ3 gene was found localized upstream of Igτ1 gene, while Igτ2 gene situated on another scaffold...
January 3, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042143/mesenchymal-stem-cells-ameliorate-b-cell-mediated-immune-responses-and-increase-il-10-expressing-regulatory-b-cells-in-an-ebi3-dependent-manner
#14
Kyung-Ah Cho, Jun-Kyu Lee, Yu-Hee Kim, Minhwa Park, So-Youn Woo, Kyung-Ha Ryu
Effector B cells are central contributors to the development of autoimmune disease by activating autoreactive T cells, producing pro-inflammatory cytokines and organizing ectopic lymphoid tissue. Conversely, IL-10-producing regulatory B (Breg) cells have pivotal roles in maintaining immunological tolerance and restraining excessive inflammation in autoinflammatory disease. Thus, regulating the equilibrium between antibody-producing effector B cells and Breg cells is critical for the treatment of autoimmune disease...
January 2, 2017: Cellular & Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035684/homeostatic-migration-and-distribution-of-innate-immune-cells-in-primary-and-secondary-lymphoid-organs-with-aging
#15
REVIEW
Janko Nikolich-Žugich, John S Davies
Aging of the innate and adaptive immune system, collectively termed immune senescence, is a complex process. One method to understand the components of aging involves dissociating the effects of aging on the cells of the immune system, on the microenvironment in lymphoid organs and tissues where immune cells reside, and on the circulating factors that interact with both immune cells and their microenvironment. Heterochronic parabiosis, a surgical union of two organisms of disparate ages, is ideal for this type of studies, as it has the power to dissociate the age of the cell and the age of the microenvironment in which the cell resides or is migrating into...
December 30, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035134/upregulation-of-cc-chemokine-receptor-7-ccr7-enables-migration-of-xenogeneic-human-adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-to-rat-secondary-lymphoid-organs
#16
Tian Ma, Shao-Liang Luan, Hong Huang, Xing-Kun Sun, Yan-Mei Yang, Hui Zhang, Wei-Dong Han, Hong Li, Yan Han
BACKGROUND CC chemokine receptor 7 (CCR7) expression is vital for cell migration to secondary lymphoid organs (SLOs). Our previous work showed that inducing CCR7 expression enabled syngeneic mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) to migrate into SLOs, resulting in enhanced immunosuppressive performance in mice. Given that human adipose-derived stem cells (hASCs) are widely used in clinical therapy, we further investigated whether upregulation of CCR7 enables xenogeneic hASCs to migrate to rat SLOs. MATERIAL AND METHODS hASCs rarely express CCR7; therefore, hASCs were transfected with lentivirus encoding rat CCR7 (rCCR7) plus green fluorescence protein (GFP) or GFP alone...
December 30, 2016: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034804/whole-body-clonality-analysis-in-an-aggressive-stlv-1-associated-leukemia-atll-reveals-an-unexpected-clonal-complexity
#17
Jocelyn Turpin, Sandrine Alais, Ambroise Marçais, Julie Bruneau, Anat Melamed, Nicolas Gadot, Yuetsu Tanaka, Olivier Hermine, Sandrine Melot, Romain Lacoste, Charles R Bangham, Renaud Mahieux
HTLV-1 causes Adult T cell Leukemia/Lymphoma (ATLL) in humans. We describe an ATL-like disease in a 9 year-old female baboon naturally infected with STLV-1 (the simian counterpart of HTLV-1), with a lymphocyte count over 10(10)/L, lymphocytes with abnormal nuclear morphology, and pulmonary and skin lesions. The animal was treated with a combination of AZT and alpha interferon. Proviral load (PVL) was measured every week. Because the disease continued to progress, the animal was euthanized. Abnormal infiltrates of CD3(+)CD25(+) lymphocytes and Tax-positive cells were found by histological analyses in both lymphoid and non-lymphoid organs...
December 26, 2016: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033681/high-endothelial-venules-associated-with-t-cell-subsets-in-the-inflamed-gut-of-newly-diagnosed-inflammatory-bowel-disease-patients
#18
Carmen S Horjus Talabur Horje, Carolijn Smids, Jos W R Meijer, Marcel J Groenen, Maaike K Rijnders, Ellen G van Lochem, Peter J Wahab
BACKGROUND: Naive and central memory T lymphocytes (TN and TCM ) can infiltrate the inflamed gut mucosa in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) patients. Homing of these subsets to the gut might be explained by ectopic formation of tertiary lymphoid organs (TLOs), containing high endothelial venules (HEVs). We aimed to evaluate the presence of HEVs and TLOs in inflamed intestinal mucosa of newly diagnosed, untreated, IBD patients in relation to the presence of TN and TCM lymphocytes. METHODS: IBD patients (n=39) and healthy controls (n=8) were prospectively included...
December 29, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028368/nodular-lymphoid-hyperplasia-a-marker-of-low-grade-inflammation-in-irritable-bowel-syndrome
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Anna Chiara Piscaglia, Lucrezia Laterza, Valentina Cesario, Viviana Gerardi, Rosario Landi, Loris Riccardo Lopetuso, Giovanni Calò, Giovanna Fabbretti, Massimo Brisigotti, Maria Loredana Stefanelli, Antonio Gasbarrini
AIM: To evaluate the prevalence of nodular lymphoid hyperplasia (NLH) in adult patients undergoing colonoscopy and its association with known diseases. METHODS: We selected all cases showing NLH at colonoscopy in a three-year timeframe, and stratified them into symptomatic patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)-type symptoms or suspected inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and asymptomatic individuals undergoing endoscopy for colorectal cancer screening. Data collection included medical history and final diagnosis...
December 14, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028359/role-of-dupa-in-virulence-of-helicobacter-pylori
#20
REVIEW
Amin Talebi Bezmin Abadi, Guillermo Perez-Perez
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a gastric human pathogen associated with acute and chronic gastritis, 70% of all gastric ulcers, 85% of all duodenal ulcers, and both forms of stomach cancer, mucosal-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma and adenocarcinoma. Recently, attention has focused on possible relationship between presence of certain virulence factor and H. pylori-associated diseases. Some contradictory data between this bacterium and related disorders has been observed since not all the colonized individuals develop to severe disease...
December 14, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
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