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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209777/cd6-as-a-potential-target-for-treating-multiple-sclerosis
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Yan Li, Nora G Singer, Joy Whitbred, Michael A Bowen, David A Fox, Feng Lin
CD6 was established as a marker of T cells more than three decades ago, and recent studies have identified CD6 as a risk gene for multiple sclerosis (MS), a disease in which autoreactive T cells are integrally involved. Nevertheless, the precise role of CD6 in regulating T-cell responses is controversial and its significance in the pathogenesis of various diseases remains elusive, partly due to the lack of animals engineered to alter expression of the CD6 gene. In this report, we found that CD6 KO mice showed decreased pathogenic T-cell responses, reduced spinal cord T-cell infiltration, and attenuated disease severity in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), an animal model of MS...
February 16, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209207/recombinant-%C3%AE-actinin-subunit-antigens-of-trichomonas-vaginalis-as-potential-vaccine-candidates-in-protecting-against-trichomoniasis
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Yi-Ting Xie, Jiang-Mei Gao, Ya-Ping Wu, Petrus Tang, Geoff Hide, De-Hua Lai, Zhao-Rong Lun
BACKGROUND: Human trichomoniasis caused by Trichomonas vaginalis is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases with more than 200 million cases worldwide. It has caused a series of health problems to patients. For prevention and control of infectious diseases, vaccines are usually considered as one of the most cost-efficient tools. However, until now, work on the development of T. vaginalis vaccines is still mainly focused on the screening of potential immunogens. Alpha-actinin characterized by high immunogenicity in T...
February 16, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207945/cd4-cd25-garp-tregs-display-a-compromised-suppressive-function-in-patients-with-dilated-cardiomyopathy
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Yuzhen Wei, Kunwu Yu, Hui Wei, Xin Su, Ruirui Zhu, Huairui Shi, Haitao Sun, Quan Luo, Wenbin Xu, Junhui Xiao, Yucheng Zhong, Qiutang Zeng
Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a lethal inflammatory heart disease and closely connected with dysfunction of the immune system. Glycoprotein -A repetitions predominant (GARP) expressed on activated CD4(+) T cells with suppressive activity has been established. This study aimed to investigate the frequency and function of circulating CD4(+) CD25(+) GARP(+) regulatory T cells (Tregs) in DCM. 45 DCM patients and 46 controls were enrolled in this study. There was a significant increase in peripheral Th1 and Th17 number and their related cytokines (IFN-γ, IL-17), and an obvious decrease in Treg number, TGF-β1 levels and the expression of FOXP3 and GARP in patients with DCM as compared with controls...
February 16, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206982/biocompatible-chitosan-nanoparticles-as-an-efficient-delivery-vehicle-for-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-lipids-to-induce-potent-cytokines-and-antibody-response-through-activation-of-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cells-in-mice
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Ishani Das, Avinash Padhi, Sitabja Mukherjee, Debi Dash, Santosh Kar, Avinash Sonawane
Activation of cell mediated and humoral immune responses to Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) are critical for protection and that nanoparticles mediated delivery of antigens are more potent in inducing different immune responses. Herein, we show that mice immunized with Mtb lipid bound chitosan nanoparticles(NPs) induce secretion of prominent type 1 T helper (Th1) and type 2 T helper (Th2) cytokines in lymph node and spleen cells, and also induced significantly higher levels of IgG, IgG1, IgG2 and IgM in comparison to control mice...
February 16, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203226/microbial-anti-inflammatory-molecule-mam-from-faecalibacterium-prausnitzii-shows-a-protective-effect-on-dnbs-and-dss-induced-colitis-model-in-mice-through-inhibition-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway
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Natalia M Breyner, Cristophe Michon, Cassiana S de Sousa, Priscilla B Vilas Boas, Florian Chain, Vasco A Azevedo, Philippe Langella, Jean M Chatel
Faecalibacterium prausnitzii and its supernatant showed protective effects in different chemically-induced colitis models in mice. Recently, we described 7 peptides found in the F. prausnitzii supernatant, all belonging to a protein called Microbial Anti-inflammatory Molecule (MAM). These peptides were able to inhibit NF-κB pathway in vitro and showed anti-inflammatory properties in vivo in a DiNitroBenzene Sulfate (DNBS)-induced colitis model. In this current proof we tested MAM effect on NF-κB pathway in vivo, using a transgenic model of mice producing luciferase under the control of NF-κB promoter...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202908/silencing-c-rel-in-macrophages-dampens-th1-and-th17-immune-responses-and-alleviates-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis-in-mice
#6
Hongling Zhang, Jiacheng Bi, Huqiang Yi, Tingting Fan, Qingguo Ruan, Lintao Cai, Youhai H Chen, Xiaochun Wan
Autoimmune Th1 and Th17 responses are critical for the development of central nervous system (CNS) pathology in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), an animal model for human multiple sclerosis. Although macrophages play important roles in the development of Th1 and Th17 responses, whether modulating macrophage gene transcription can diminish Th1- and Th17 cell-induced CNS pathology is unclear. In this study, we successfully silenced the expression of the transcription factor c-Rel in macrophages of mice with EAE (including those infiltrating the CNS) using chemically modified c-Rel-specific siRNAs delivered by nanoparticles...
February 16, 2017: Immunology and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199353/oral-administration-of-lactobacillus-paracasei-l9-attenuates-pm2-5-induced-enhancement-of-airway-hyperresponsiveness-and-allergic-airway-response-in-murine-model-of-asthma
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Xifan Wang, Yan Hui, Liang Zhao, Yanling Hao, Huiyuan Guo, Fazheng Ren
This study investigated allergy immunotherapy potential of Lactobacillus paracasei L9 to prevent or mitigate the particulate matter 2.5 (PM2.5) enhanced pre-existing asthma in mice. Firstly, we used a mouse model of asthma (a 21-day ovalbumin (OVA) sensitization and challenge model) followed by PM2.5 exposure twice on the same day of the last challenge. PM2.5 was collected from the urban area of Beijing and underwent analysis for metals and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon contents. The results showed that PM2...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198424/human-ido-competent-long-lived-immunoregulatory-dendritic-cells-induced-by-intracellular-pathogen-and-their-fate-in-humanized-mice
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Rajeev K Tyagi, Brodie Miles, Rajesh Parmar, Neeraj K Garg, Sarat K Dalai, Babak Baban, Christopher W Cutler
Targeting of myeloid-dendritic cell receptor DC-SIGN by numerous chronic infectious agents, including Porphyromonas gingivalis, is shown to drive-differentiation of monocytes into dysfunctional mDCs. These mDCs exhibit alterations of their fine-tuned homeostatic function and contribute to dysregulated immune-responses. Here, we utilize P. gingivalis mutant strains to show that pathogen-differentiated mDCs from primary human-monocytes display anti-apoptotic profile, exhibited by elevated phosphorylated-Foxo1, phosphorylated-Akt1, and decreased Bim-expression...
February 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197386/deficiency-of-the-immunostimulatory-cytokine-il-21-promotes-intestinal-neoplasia-via-dysregulation-of-the-th1-th17-axis
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Mia Shapiro, Bisweswar Nandi, Gabriel Gonzalez, Rao H Prabhala, Hiroshi Mashimo, Qin Huang, Natasha Y Frank, Nikhil C Munshi, Jason S Gold
IL-21 has reported activity in promoting both Th1 and Th17 immune responses. Its role in sporadic human colorectal cancer is unknown. We aimed to delineate the role of IL-21 in a model of sporadic intestinal carcinogenesis. We found that in APC(MIN/+) mice, ablation of IL-21 increased intestinal tumorigenesis. Expression of pro-inflammatory Th17-associated genes, including RORγt and IL-17A, was increased in the intestine in the absence of IL-21, while expression of antitumor Th1-associated genes Tbet, IFNγ, granzyme B, and perforin was decreased...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197372/fam13a-is-associated-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-nsclc-progression-and-controls-tumor-cell-proliferation-and-survival
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Felix Eisenhut, Lisanne Heim, Sonja Trump, Susanne Mittler, Nina Sopel, Katerina Andreev, Fulvia Ferrazzi, Arif B Ekici, Ralf Rieker, Rebekka Springel, Vera L Assmann, Matthias Lechmann, Sonja Koch, Marina Engelhardt, Christina Warnecke, Denis I Trufa, Horia Sirbu, Arndt Hartmann, Susetta Finotto
Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) associated Family with sequence similarity 13, member A (FAM13A) with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) occurrence. Here, we found increased numbers of FAM13A protein expressing cells in the tumoral region of lung tissues from a cohort of patients with NSCLC. Moreover, FAM13A inversely correlated with CTLA4 but directly correlated with HIF1α levels in the control region of these patients. Consistently, FAM13A RhoGAP was found to be associated with T cell effector molecules like HIF1α and Tbet and was downregulated in immunosuppressive CD4(+)CD25(+)Foxp3(+)CTLA4(+) T cells...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197018/g%C3%AE-q-regulates-the-development-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-by-modulating-th1-differentiation
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Dashan Wang, Yuan Liu, Yan Li, Yan He, Jiyun Zhang, Guixiu Shi
The Gαq-containing G protein, an important member of Gq/11 class, is ubiquitously expressed in mammalian cells. Gαq has been found to play an important role in immune regulation and development of autoimmune disease such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, how Gαq participates in the pathogenesis of RA is still not fully understood. In the present study, we aimed to find out whether Gαq controls RA via regulation of Th1 differentiation. We observed that the expression of Gαq was negatively correlated with the expression of signature Th1 cytokine (IFN-γ) in RA patients, which suggests a negative role of Gαq in differentiation of Th1 cells...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196884/functional-genomics-analysis-of-vitamin-d-effects-on-cd4-t-cells-in-vivo-in-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis-%C3%A2
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Manuel Zeitelhofer, Milena Z Adzemovic, David Gomez-Cabrero, Petra Bergman, Sonja Hochmeister, Marie N'diaye, Atul Paulson, Sabrina Ruhrmann, Malin Almgren, Jesper N Tegnér, Tomas J Ekström, André Ortlieb Guerreiro-Cacais, Maja Jagodic
Vitamin D exerts multiple immunomodulatory functions and has been implicated in the etiology and treatment of several autoimmune diseases, including multiple sclerosis (MS). We have previously reported that in juvenile/adolescent rats, vitamin D supplementation protects from experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), a model of MS. Here we demonstrate that this protective effect associates with decreased proliferation of CD4+ T cells and lower frequency of pathogenic T helper (Th) 17 cells. Using transcriptome, methylome, and pathway analyses in CD4+ T cells, we show that vitamin D affects multiple signaling and metabolic pathways critical for T-cell activation and differentiation into Th1 and Th17 subsets in vivo...
February 14, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196301/guinea-worm-infection-in-northern-nigeria-reflections-on-a-disease-approaching-eradication
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Brian Greenwood, Alice Greenwood, Andrew Bradley
Global eradication of the Guinea worm (Dracunculus medinensis) is near, although perhaps delayed a little by the discovery of a transmission cycle in dogs. It is, therefore, an appropriate time to reflect on the severe impact of this infection on the life of the communities where it was endemic prior to the start of the global eradication programme in 1981. From 1971-74, we conducted a series of unpublished studies on Guinea worm in a group of villages in Katsina State, northern Nigeria, where the infection was highly endemic...
February 14, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195151/in-patients-with-chronic-aplastic-anemia-bone-marrow-derived-mscs-regulate-the-treg-th17-balance-by-influencing-the-notch-rbp-j-foxp3-ror%C3%AE-t-pathway
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Hongbo Li, Lin Wang, Yan Pang, Zujun Jiang, Zenghui Liu, Haowen Xiao, Haijia Chen, Xiaohu Ge, Hai Lan, Yang Xiao
The standard treatment for aplastic anemia (AA) in young patients is a matched sibling hematopoietic stem cell transplant. Transfusion of a chronic AA patient with allogeneic bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (BMMSCs) is currently being developed as a cell-based therapy, and the safety and efficacy of such transfusions are being continuously improved. Nevertheless, the mechanisms by which BMMSCs exert their therapeutic effects remain to be elucidated. In this study, mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) obtained from bone marrow donors were concentrated and intravenously injected into 15 chronic AA patients who had been refractory to prior immunosuppressive therapy...
February 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194462/designing-an-efficient-multi-epitope-oral-vaccine-against-helicobacter-pylori-using-immunoinformatics-and-structural-vaccinology-approaches
#15
Navid Nezafat, Mahboobeh Eslami, Manica Negahdaripour, Mohammad Reza Rahbar, Younes Ghasemi
Helicobacter pylori is the cunning bacterium that can live in the stomachs of many people without any symptoms, but gradually can lead to gastric cancer. Due to various obstacles, which are related to anti-H. pylori antibiotic therapy, recently developing an anti-H. pylori vaccine has attracted more attention. In this study, different immunoinformatics and computational vaccinology approaches were employed to design an efficient multi-epitope oral vaccine against H. pylori. Our multi-epitope vaccine is composed of heat labile enterotoxin IIc B (LT-IIc) that is used as a mucosal adjuvant to enhance vaccine immunogenicity for oral immunization, cartilage oligomeric matrix protein (COMP) to increase vaccine stability in acidic pH of gut, one experimentally protective antigen, OipA, and two hypothetical protective antigens, HP0487 and HP0906, and "CTGKSC" peptide motif that target epithelial microfold cells (M cells) to enhance vaccine uptake from the gut barrier...
February 14, 2017: Molecular BioSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194020/cd103-lung-dendritic-cells-ldcs-induce-stronger-th1-th17-immunity-to-a-bacterial-lung-infection-than-cd11b-hi-ldcs
#16
Sudhanshu Shekhar, Ying Peng, Shuhe Wang, Xi Yang
Recent studies suggest differential roles for CD103+ and CD11b(hi) lung dendritic cells (LDCs) in host defense against viral and bacterial infections. In this study, we examined the contribution of these LDC subsets in protective immunity to chlamydial lung infection using a Chlamydia muridarum mouse infection model. We found that CD103+ LDCs showed higher expression of costimulatory molecules (CD40, CD80 and CD86) and increased production of cytokines (IL-12p70, IL-10, IL-23 and IL-6) compared with CD11b(hi) LDCs, but the expression of programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) was similar between the two subsets...
February 13, 2017: Cellular & Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193909/rv2299c-a-novel-dendritic-cell-activating-antigen-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-fused-esat-6-subunit-vaccine-confers-improved-and-durable-protection-against-the-hypervirulent-strain-hn878-in-mice
#17
Han-Gyu Choi, Seunga Choi, Yong Woo Back, Seungwha Paik, Hye-Soo Park, Woo Sik Kim, Hongmin Kim, Seung Bin Cha, Chul Hee Choi, Sung Jae Shin, Hwa-Jung Kim
Understanding functional interactions between DCs and antigens is necessary for achieving an optimal and desired immune response during vaccine development. Here, we identified and characterized protein Rv2299c (heat-shock protein 90 family), which effectively induced DC maturation. The Rv2299c-maturated DCs showed increased expression of surface molecules and production of proinflammatory cytokines. Rv2299c induced these effects by binding to TLR4 and stimulating the downstream MyD88-, MAPK- and NF-κB-dependent signaling pathways...
February 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193831/%C3%AE-2-glycoprotein-i-recognition-drives-th1-inflammation-in-atherosclerotic-plaques-of-patients-with-primary-antiphospholipid-syndrome
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Marisa Benagiano, Maria Gerosa, Jacopo Romagnoli, Michael Mahler, Maria O Borghi, Alessia Grassi, Chiara Della Bella, Giacomo Emmi, Amedeo Amedei, Elena Silvestri, Lorenzo Emmi, Domenico Prisco, Pier Luigi Meroni, Mario M D'Elios
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is characterized by recurrent arterial/venous thrombosis and miscarriages in the persistent presence of autoantibodies against phospholipid-binding proteins (aPLs), such as β2 glycoprotein I (β2GPI). In addition to the aPL thrombophilic effect, arterial thrombosis was related to accelerated atherosclerosis in animal models; however, contrasting findings were reported in primary APS patients with regard to the increased number of plaques or abnormal arterial wall thickness. We investigated the cytokine production induced by β2GPI in activated T cells that infiltrate in vivo atherosclerotic lesions of primary APS patients with atherothrombosis...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193830/il-6-regulates-m2-polarization-and-local-proliferation-of-adipose-tissue-macrophages-in-obesity
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Julia Braune, Ulrike Weyer, Constance Hobusch, Jan Mauer, Jens C Brüning, Ingo Bechmann, Martin Gericke
Obesity is associated with chronic low-grade inflammation of adipose tissue (AT) and an increase of AT macrophages (ATMs) that is linked to the onset of type 2 diabetes. We have recently shown that focal sites of inflammation around dying adipocytes, so-called crown-like structures, exhibit a unique microenvironment for macrophage proliferation. Interestingly, locally proliferating macrophages were not classically activated (M1), but they exhibited a rather alternatively activated (M2) immune phenotype. In this study, we established organotypic cell cultures of AT explants to study the impact of cytokine treatment on local ATM proliferation, without the bias of early monocyte recruitment...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193627/adoptive-transfer-of-invariant-nkt-cells-as-immunotherapy-for-advanced-melanoma-a-phase-1-clinical-trial
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Mark A Exley, Philip Friedlander, Nadia Alatrakchi, Lianne Vriend, Simon C Yue, Tetsuro Sasada, Wanyong Zang, Yo Mizukami, Justice Clark, David Nemer, Ken LeClair, Christine Canning, Heather Daley, Glenn Dranoff, Anita Giobbie-Hurder, F Stephen Hodi, Jerome Ritz, Steven P Balk
PURPOSE: Invariant NKT cells (iNKT) are innate-like CD1d-restricted T cells with immunoregulatory activity in diseases including cancer. iNKT from advanced cancer patients can have reversible defects including IFNγ production, and iNKT IFNγ production may stratify for survival. Previous clinical trials using iNKT cell activating ligand α-galactosylceramide have shown responses. Therefore, a phase 1 clinical trial was performed of autologous in vitro expanded iNKT cells in stage IIIB-IV melanoma...
February 13, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
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