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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906029/il-6-production-by-monocytes-is-associated-with-graft-function-decline-in-patients-with-borderline-changes-suspicious-for-acute-t-cell-mediated-rejection-a-pilot-study
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Olivier Désy, Stéphanie Béland, Patrice Vallin, Julie Riopel, Eva Latulippe, Nader Najafian, Anil Chandraker, Mohsen Agharazii, Ibrahim Batal, Sacha A De Serres
Although borderline changes (BL) suspicious for acute T-cell-mediated rejection represents a diagnostic category its clinical relevance is questioned leading to heterogeneous therapeutic management. We hypothesized that measuring IL-6 secretion by peripheral blood mononuclear cells identifies patients with ongoing graft damage. We examined the association between secreted IL-6 and the change in estimated glomerular filtration rate at 6 months after the biopsy (ΔeGFR). We then conducted phenotypic and functional studies on patient and mouse innate immune cells in the blood and the kidney...
September 14, 2017: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903821/age-and-sex-associated-differences-in-phenotypic-and-functional-characteristics-of-peripheral-blood-lymphocytes-in-chimpanzees-pan-troglodytes
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Pramod N Nehete, Elizabeth R Magden, Bharti P Nehete, Lawrence E Williams, Christian R Abee, K Jagannadha Sastry
Chimpanzees are the closest phylogenetic relatives to humans, sharing more than 98% genetic sequence identity. These genetic similarities prompted the belief that chimpanzees can serve as an ideal model for human disease conditions and vaccine development. However, in light of the recent NIH decision to phase out biomedical research in chimpanzees and retire NIH-supported chimpanzees, data from the present study will continue to provide value for the care of aged and sick chimpanzees located in zoos, sanctuaries, and primate centers...
September 1, 2017: Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science: JAALAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902891/tems-but-not-dkk1-could-serve-as-complementary-biomarkers-for-afp-in-diagnosing-afp-negative-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Liping Mao, Yueguo Wang, Delin Wang, Gang Han, Shouzhong Fu, Jianxin Wang
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is prevalent worldwide. Despite its limitations, serum alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) remains the most widely-used biomarker for the diagnosis of HCC. This study aimed to assess whether measurement of peripheral plasma Dickkopf-1 (DKK1) and Tie2-expressing monocytes (TEMs) could overcome the limitations of AFP and improve the diagnostic accuracy of HCC. METHODS: Plasma DKK1 level and the percentage of TEMs in peripheral CD14+CD16+ monocytes from HCC patients (n = 82), HBV-related liver cirrhosis (LC) patients (n = 29), chronic hepatitis B (CHB) infected patients (n = 28) and healthy volunteers (n = 31) were analyzed by ELISA and flow cytometry...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900819/a-homozygous-pigo-mutation-associated-with-severe-infantile-epileptic-encephalopathy-and-corpus-callosum-hypoplasia-but-normal-alkaline-phosphatase-levels
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Yoav Zehavi, Anja von Renesse, Etty Daniel-Spiegel, Yonatan Sapir, Luci Zalman, Ilana Chervinsky, Markus Schuelke, Rachel Straussberg, Ronen Spiegel
We describe two sisters from a consanguineous Arab family with global developmental delay, dystrophy, axial hypotonia, epileptic encephalopathy dominated by intractable complex partial seizures that were resistant to various anti-epileptic treatments. Dysmorphic features comprised low set ears, hypertelorism, upslanting palpebral fissures, a broad nasal bridge, and blue sclera with elongated eyelashes. Brain MRI in both children showed a corpus callosum hypoplasia that was evident already in utero and evolving cortical atrophy...
September 13, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894091/expansion-of-cytotoxic-natural-killer-cells-using-irradiated-autologous-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-and-anti-cd16-antibody
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Hong-Rae Lee, Cheol-Hun Son, Eun-Kyoung Koh, Jae-Ho Bae, Chi-Dug Kang, Kwangmo Yang, You-Soo Park
Natural killer (NK) cells are considered a promising strategy for cancer treatment. Various methods for large-scale NK cell expansion have been developed, but they should guarantee that no viable cells are mixed with the expanded NK cells because most methods involve cancer cells or genetically modified cells as feeder cells. We used an anti-CD16 monoclonal antibody (mAb) and irradiated autologous peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) (IrAPs) to provide a suitable environment (activating receptor-ligand interactions) for the NK cell expansion...
September 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887642/evaluation-of-the-functional-capacity-of-nk-cells-of-melanoma-patients-in-an-in-vitro-model-of-nk-cell-contact-with-k562-and-femx-tumor-cell-lines
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Gordana Konjevic, Ana Vuletic, Katarina Mirjacic Martinovic, Ana Krivokuca, Radmila Jankovic, Nada Babovic
NK cells of metastatic melanoma (MM) patients display impaired function, making them incapable to mount an effective antitumor response. In this study, we evaluated immunophenotypic characteristics and functional capacity of CD3(-)CD16(+) NK cells of MM patients in an in vitro model based on NK cell contact with an NK sensitive, K562, and a tumor-specific, melanoma FemX tumor cell line. Although our results indicate similar NK cell antitumor cytotoxic potential of MM patients in contact with both cell lines based on the expression of CD107a degranulation marker, there is a discrepancy in NK cell IFNγ production, as it is not significantly induced by FemX tumor cells, found to be, contrary to K562, HLA class I positive...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Membrane Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883824/natural-killer-nk-cell-education-differentially-influences-hiv-antibody-dependent-nk-cell-activation-and-antibody-dependent-cellular-cytotoxicity
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Nicole F Bernard, Zahra Kiani, Alexandra Tremblay-McLean, Sanket A Kant, Christopher E Leeks, Franck P Dupuy
Immunotherapy using broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs) endowed with Fc-mediated effector functions has been shown to be critical for protecting or controlling viral replication in animal models. In human, the RV144 Thai trial was the first trial to demonstrate a significant protection against HIV infection following vaccination. Analysis of the correlates of immune protection in this trial identified an association between the presence of antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC) mediated by immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibodies (Abs) to HIV envelope (Env) V1/V2 loop structures and protection from infection, provided IgA Abs with competing specificity were not present...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880014/chimeric-antigen-receptor-car-transduced-natural-killer-cells-in-tumor-immunotherapy
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Yuan Hu, Zhi-Gang Tian, Cai Zhang
Natural killer (NK) cells are potential effector cells in cell-based cancer immunotherapy, particularly in the control of hematological malignancies. The chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) is an artificially modified fusion protein that consists of an extracellular antigen recognition domain fused to an intracellular signaling domain. T cells genetically modified with a CAR have demonstrated remarkable success in the treatment of hematological cancers. Compared to T cells, CAR-transduced NK cells (CAR-NK) exhibit several advantages, such as safety in clinical use, the mechanisms by which they recognize cancer cells, and their abundance in clinical samples...
September 7, 2017: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851287/epha-receptors-and-ephrin-a-ligands-are-upregulated-by-monocytic-differentiation-maturation-and-promote-cell-adhesion-and-protrusion-formation-in-hl60-monocytes
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Midori Mukai, Norihiko Suruga, Noritaka Saeki, Kazushige Ogawa
BACKGROUND: Eph signaling is known to induce contrasting cell behaviors such as promoting and inhibiting cell adhesion/spreading by altering F-actin organization and influencing integrin activities. We have previously demonstrated that EphA2 stimulation by ephrin-A1 promotes cell adhesion through interaction with integrins and integrin ligands in two monocyte/macrophage cell lines. Although mature mononuclear leukocytes express several members of the EphA/ephrin-A subclass, their expression has not been examined in monocytes undergoing during differentiation and maturation...
August 29, 2017: BMC Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831040/one-domain-cd4-fused-to-human-anti-cd16-antibody-domain-mediates-effective-killing-of-hiv-1-infected-cells
#10
Wei Li, Yanling Wu, Desheng Kong, Hongjia Yang, Yanping Wang, Jiping Shao, Yang Feng, Weizao Chen, Liying Ma, Tianlei Ying, Dimiter S Dimitrov
Bispecific killer cells engagers (BiKEs) which can bind to natural killer (NK) cells through the activating receptor CD16A and guide them to cells expressing the HIV-1 envelope glycoprotein (Env) are a promising new weapon for elimination of infected cells and eradication of the virus. Here we report the design, generation and characterization of BiKEs which consist of CD16A binding human antibody domains fused through a flexible linker to an engineered one-domain soluble human CD4. In presence of cells expressing HIV-1 envelope glycoproteins (Envs), these BiKEs activated specifically CD16A-expressing Jurkat T cells, degranulated NK cells, induced cytokine production and killed Env-expressing cells...
August 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829829/intermediate-cd14-cd16-monocytes-decline-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-and-correlate-with-functional-capacity-and-left-ventricular-systolic-function
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Jonas Neuser, Paolo Galuppo, Daniela Fraccarollo, Jens Willig, Tibor Kempf, Dominik Berliner, Johann Bauersachs, Julian Daniel Widder
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is the method of choice for patients with severe aortic valve stenosis, who are ineligible or at high risk for surgery. Though TAVR leads to a significant reduction in mortality, a notable amount of patients are re-hospitalized early after TAVR. Parameters or biomarkers predicting outcome are therefore needed to identify patients who benefit most. Specific monocyte subsets have been associated with cardiovascular diseases and were shown to possess prognostic value...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828963/soluble-tweak-may-predict-carotid-atherosclerosis-in-treated-hiv-infection
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Sahera Dirajlal-Fargo, Abdus Sattar, Manjusha Kulkarni, Nicholas Funderburg, Grace A McComsey
BACKGROUND: Soluble Tumor Necrosis Factor Weak Inducer of Apoptosis (sTWEAK) has been proposed as a novel biomarker of cardiovascular disease risk. This study compares levels of sTWEAK, sCD163 and the sCD163/sTWEAK ratio in HIV-infected and uninfected patients and their associations with cardiovascular and inflammatory factors. METHODS: The data for our analysis come from 274 HIV-infected adults and 59 controls. HIV participants were on stable antiretroviral therapy (ART)...
August 22, 2017: HIV Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827632/local-and-systemic-immunomodulatory-mechanisms-triggered-by-human-papillomavirus-transformed-cells-a-potential-role-for-g-csf-and-neutrophils
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Karla Lucia Fernandez Alvarez, Mariana Beldi, Fabiane Sarmanho, Renata Ariza Marques Rossetti, Caio Raony Farina Silveira, Giana Rabello Mota, Maria Antonieta Andreoli, Eliana Dias de Carvalho Caruso, Marcia Ferreira Kamillos, Ana Marta Souza, Haydee Mastrocalla, Maria Alejandra Clavijo-Salomon, José Alexandre Marzagão Barbuto, Noely Paula Lorenzi, Adhemar Longatto-Filho, Edmund Baracat, Rossana Verónica Mendoza Lopez, Luisa Lina Villa, Maricy Tacla, Ana Paula Lepique
Cervical cancer is the last stage of a series of molecular and cellular alterations initiated with Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infection. The process involves immune responses and evasion mechanisms, which culminates with tolerance toward tumor antigens. Our objective was to understand local and systemic changes in the interactions between HPV associated cervical lesions and the immune system as lesions progress to cancer. Locally, we observed higher cervical leukocyte infiltrate, reflected by the increase in the frequency of T lymphocytes, neutrophils and M2 macrophages, in cancer patients...
August 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821990/upregulation-of-cd16-monocyte-subsets-in-systemic-lupus-erythematous-patients
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Ziyan Wu, Shulan Zhang, Lidan Zhao, Yunyun Fei, Li Wang, Jing Li, Xiaoting Wen, Xiaofeng Zeng, Fengchun Zhang, Yongzhe Li
Monocytes are an important component in the innate immune system. However, studies to date have failed to conclude whether their levels are altered in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We applied the cytodiff counting method and comprehensively measured the circulating levels of distinct white blood cell (WBC) subsets, including CD16+, CD16-, and total monocytes, in 61 SLE patients as well as in 203 age-matched healthy controls (HCs). The absolute number of CD16- monocytes, total monocytes, immature granulocytes, mature neutrophils, total neutrophils, and T cell blasts was significantly higher, that of non-cytotoxic T lymphocytes, cytotoxic T + NK lymphocytes, T + NK lymphocytes, total lymphocytes, basophils, and eosinophils significantly lower (all p < 0...
August 19, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817687/morphologic-phenotypic-and-transcriptomic-characterization-of-classically-and-alternatively-activated-canine-blood-derived-macrophages-in-vitro
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Franziska Heinrich, Annika Lehmbecker, Barbara B Raddatz, Kristel Kegler, Andrea Tipold, Veronika M Stein, Arno Kalkuhl, Ulrich Deschl, Wolfgang Baumgärtner, Reiner Ulrich, Ingo Spitzbarth
Macrophages are a heterogeneous cell population playing a pivotal role in tissue homeostasis and inflammation, and their phenotype strongly depends on the micromilieu. Despite its increasing importance as a translational animal model for human diseases, there is a considerable gap of knowledge with respect to macrophage polarization in dogs. The present study comprehensively investigated the morphologic, phenotypic, and transcriptomic characteristics of unstimulated (M0), M1- (GM-CSF, LPS, IFNγ-stimulated) and M2- (M-CSF, IL-4-stimulated)-polarized canine blood-derived macrophages in vitro...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810810/reduced-expression-of-siglec-7-nkg2a-and-cd57-on-terminally-differentiated-cd56-cd16-nk-cell-subset-is-associated-with-nk-cell-dysfunction-in-chronic-hiv-1-clade-c-infection
#16
Michael Zulu, Kewreshini Naidoo, Zenele Mncube, Manjeetha Jaggernath, Philip Jr Goulder, Thumbi Ndung'u, Marcus Altfeld, Christina Fanesa Thobakgale
BACKGROUND: HIV-1 viremia has been shown to induce several phenotypic and functional abnormalities in natural killer (NK) cells. To assess immune defects associated with HIV viremia, we examined NK cell function, differentiation status and phenotypic alterations based on expression of inhibitory and activating receptors on NK cells in HIV-1 subtype C chronically infected participants from Durban, South Africa. METHODS: NK cell phenotypic profiles were characterized by assessing Siglec-7, NKG2A and NKG2C markers on frozen peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from viremic, antiretroviral therapy (ART)-naïve HIV-1 chronically infected participants (n=23), HIV-1 chronically infected participants who have been on combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) for at least 12 months (n=23) compared to healthy donors (n=23)...
August 16, 2017: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810809/optimization-of-human-nk-cell-manufacturing-fully-automated-separation-improved-i-ex-vivo-i-expansion-using-il-21-with-autologous-feeder-cells-and-generation-of-anti-cd123-car-expressing-effector-cells
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Stephan Klöß, Olaf Oberschmidt, Michael Morgan, Julia Dahlke, Lubomir Arseniev, Volker Huppert, Markus Granzin, Tanja Gardlowski, Nadine Matthies, Stefanie Soltenborn, Axel Schambach, Ulrike Koehl
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The administration of ex-vivo expanded Natural killer (NK) cells as potential antitumor effector cells appears to be suitable for effector cell-based immunotherapies in high-risk cancer patients. However, the GMP-conform manufacturing of clinical-grade NK cells at sufficiently high numbers represent a great challenge. Therefore, we improved and optimized previous expansion protocols for those effector cells through the use of newly developed culture medium, IL-21 and autologous feeder cells...
August 16, 2017: Human Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802832/retroviral-gene-transfer-into-primary-human-nk-cells-activated-by-il-2-and-k562-feeder-cells-expressing-membrane-bound-il-21
#18
Maria A Streltsova, Eugene Barsov, Sofia A Erokhina, Elena I Kovalenko
Natural killer (NK) cells are capable of rapidly recognizing and efficiently killing tumor cells. This makes them a potentially promising agent for cancer immunotherapy. Additional genetic modifications of NK cells may further improve their anti-tumor efficacy. Numerous technical challenges associated with gene delivery into NK cells have significantly tempered this approach. We achieved efficient retroviral vector transduction of primary human NK cells that were stimulated by a combination of IL-2 and engineered K562 cells expressing membrane-bound IL-21...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802588/t-cell-costimulation-blockade-promotes-transplantation-tolerance-in-combination-with-sirolimus-and-post-transplantation-cyclophosphamide-for-haploidentical-transplantation-in-children-with-severe-aplastic-anemia
#19
Sarita Rani Jaiswal, Prakash Bhakuni, Shamsuz Zaman, Satish Bansal, Priyanka Bharadwaj, Sneh Bhargava, Suparno Chakrabarti
We conducted a pilot study employing extended T cell costimulation blockade (COSBL) with Abatacept along with sirolimus and post-transplantation cyclophosphamide (PTCy) in 10 patients (median age 12) with severe aplastic anemia (SAA). Nine patients engrafted in the COSBL group, compared to all 10 patients (median 14 vs 13days) treated on PTCy protocols without abatacept (CONTROL group). The incidence of acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) was 10.5% in the COSBL group compared to 50% in the CONTROL group (p=0...
August 9, 2017: Transplant Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796990/adsorptive-depletion-of-myeloid-lineage-leucocytes-as-remission-induction-therapy-in-patients-with-ulcerative-colitis-after-failure-of-first-line-medications-results-from-a-three-year-real-world-clinical-practice
#20
Takayuki Iida, Kentaro Ikeya, Masaichi Kato, Jinro Abe, Masayoshi Yamamoto, Fumitoshi Watanabe, Ken Sugimoto, Hiroyuki Hanai
BACKGROUND/AIMS: In patients with active ulcerative colitis (UC), pharmacologics, although initially effective in most patients, are associated with refractoriness, loss of response or unfavourable side effects as additional morbidity factors. Depletion of myeloid lineage leucocytes like the CD14(+)CD16(+) monocyte phenotype, which is a major source of tumour necrosis factor-α, by granulocyte/monocyte apheresis (GMA) if effective, is also known to be free from side effects. METHODS: In clinical practice setting, 77 consecutive patients with moderate to severe UC, who failed to respond to first-line medications received GMA with the Adacolumn as remission induction therapy...
2017: Digestion
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