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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936778/preferential-reduction-of-circulating-innate-lymphoid-cells-type-2-in-patients-with-common-variable-immunodeficiency-with-secondary-complications-is-part-of-a-broader-immune-dysregulation
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David Friedmann, Baerbel Keller, Ina Harder, Jonas Schupp, Yakup Tanriver, Susanne Unger, Klaus Warnatz
PURPOSE: Over a third of patients with common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) suffer from secondary complications like inflammatory organ disease, autoimmune manifestations, or lymphoproliferation contributing to increased morbidity and mortality in affected patients. Innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) have emerging roles in setting the milieu for physiological, but also pathological, immune responses and inflammation. We therefore sought to correlate the recently identified disturbed homeostasis of ILCs with alterations of the adaptive immune system in complex CVID patients (CVIDc)...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919582/rapamycin-inhibits-expansion-of-cord-blood-derived-nk-and-t-cell
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Monireh Zare, Behnaz Valipour, Seyede Momeneh Mohammadi, Mohammad Nouri, Aliakbar Movassaghpour, Hojjatollah Nozad Charoudeh
BACKGROUND: The mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) is important in hematopoiesis. Despite the central role of mTOR in regulating the differentiation of immune cells, the effect of mTOR function on cord blood mononuclear cells is yet to be defined. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effect of mTOR inhibition, using rapamycin on the proliferation and apoptosis of cord blood mononuclear cells, as well as on the B and T cell expansion. METHODS: Cord blood mononuclear cells were cultured in the presence of IL-2, IL-7 and IL-15 cytokines and inhibited by rapamycin for 14 days...
September 2017: Iranian Journal of Immunology: IJI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901513/antitumor-activity-of-2%C3%A2-2e-%C3%A2-3-7%C3%A2-dimethyl%C3%A2-2-6%C3%A2-octadienyl-%C3%A2-6%C3%A2-methyl%C3%A2-2-5%C3%A2-cyclohexadiene%C3%A2-1-4%C3%A2-dione-isolated-from-the-aerial-part-of-atractylodes%C3%A2-macrocephala-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Lei Li, Rui Zhao, Ying Li, Wen-Hui Wang
2‑[(2E)‑3,7‑dimethyl‑2,6‑octadienyl]‑6‑methy l‑2,5‑cyclohexadiene‑1,4‑dione (DMD) is a compound isolated from Atractylodes macrocephala; however, its antitumor activity has not yet been investigated. Therefore, the present study aimed to investigate the antitumor activity of DMD in the H22 mouse hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cell line in vitro and in vivo. In the present study, the antiproliferative effects of DMD against H22 cells were evaluated using the MTT assay in vitro. Furthermore, xenograft nude mice were established to evaluate the antitumor effects of DMD on H22 cells in vivo...
August 29, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
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/28881492/a-novel-elane-mutation-associated-with-inflammatory-arthritis-defective-netosis-and-recurrent-parvoviral-infection
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Uma Thanarajasingam, Mark A Jensen, Jessica M Dorschner, Theresa Wampler Muskardin, Yogita Ghodke-Puranik, Monica Purmalek, Elias Eliopoulos, Maria I Zervou, George N Goulielmos, Matthew Howard, Mariana J Kaplan, Timothy B Niewold
OBJECTIVE: We describe a 38-year-old woman presenting with a history of inflammatory arthritis, rash and daily fevers. She was noted to have chronic parvoviral infection with persistently detectable viral titers and a novel mutation in the ELANE gene. ELANE encodes neutrophil elastase, a neutrophil serine protease with important antimicrobial effects and is found as part of neutrophil extracellular trap (NET) complexes. Pathogenic ELANE mutations have been described in forms of hereditary neutropenia...
September 7, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876451/selective-hdac6-inhibition-decreases-early-stage-of-lupus-nephritis-by-downregulating-both-innate-and-adaptive-immune-responses
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Jingjing Ren, Xiaofeng Liao, Miranda D Vieson, Miao Chen, Reilly Scott, Jillian Kazmierczak, Xin M Luo, Christopher M Reilly
We have previously demonstrated that HDAC6 expression is increased in animal models of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and that inhibition of HDAC6 decreased disease. In our current studies, we tested if an orally active selective HDAC6 inhibitor would decrease disease pathogenesis in a lupus mouse model with established early disease. Additionally, we sought to delineate the cellular and molecular mechanism(s) of action of a selective HDAC6 inhibitor in SLE. We treated 20-week-old (early-disease) NZB/W F1 female mice with two different doses of the selective HDAC6 inhibitor (ACY-738) for five weeks...
September 6, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843352/effects-of-rehabilitation-training-on-apoptosis-of-nerve-cells-and-the-recovery-of-neural-and-motor-functions-in-rats-with-ischemic-stroke-through-the-pi3k-akt-and-nrf2-are-signaling-pathways
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Xiao-Fei Jin, Shan Wang, Min Shen, Xin Wen, Xin-Rui Han, Jun-Chang Wu, Gao-Zhuo Tang, Dong-Mei Wu, Jun Lu, Yuan-Lin Zheng
This study was designed in order to investigate the effects between rehabilitation training on the apoptosis of nerve cells and the recovery of neural and motor functions of rats with ischemic stroke by way of the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase/protein kinase B (PI3K/Akt) and nuclear factor E2-related factor 2/antioxidant responsive element (Nrf2/ARE) signaling pathways. In total, 110 healthy adult male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were selected in order to take part in this study. Ninety SD rats were used in order to establish the middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO), among which 80 rats were randomly assigned as part of the natural recovery, natural recovery+Rp-PI3K (the rats injected with PI3K/Akt inhibitor LY294002), rehabilitation training, and rehabilitation training+Rp-PI3K groups...
August 24, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814673/human-lung-tumor-foxp3-tregs-upregulate-four-treg-locking-transcription-factors
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Tatiana Akimova, Tianyi Zhang, Dmitri Negorev, Sunil Singhal, Jason Stadanlick, Abhishek Rao, Michael Annunziata, Matthew H Levine, Ulf H Beier, Joshua M Diamond, Jason D Christie, Steven M Albelda, Evgeniy B Eruslanov, Wayne W Hancock
Experimental data indicate that FOXP3+ Tregs can markedly curtail host antitumor immune responses, but the properties of human intratumoral Tregs are still largely unknown, in part due to significant methodologic problems. We studied the phenotypic, functional, epigenetic, and transcriptional features of Tregs in 92 patients with non-small-cell lung cancer, comparing the features of Tregs within tumors versus corresponding blood, lung, and lymph node samples. Intratumoral Treg numbers and suppressive function were significantly increased compared with all other sites but did not display a distinctive phenotype by flow cytometry...
August 17, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800964/the-effect-of-metal-ions-released-from-different-dental-implant-abutment-couples-on-osteoblast-function-and-secretion-of-bone-resorbing-mediators
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Ghada O Alrabeah, Peter Brett, Jonathan C Knowles, Haralampos Petridis
OBJECTIVES: The etiology of the reduced marginal bone loss observed around platform-switched implant-abutment connections is not clear but could be related to the release of variable amounts of corrosion products. The present study evaluated the effect of different concentrations of metal ions released from different implant abutment couples on osteoblastic cell viability, apoptosis and expression of genes related to bone resorption. METHODS: Osteoblastic cells were exposed to five conditions of culture media prepared containing metal ions (titanium, aluminum, vanadium, cobalt, chromium and molybdenum) in different concentrations representing the amounts released from platform-matched and platform-switched implant-abutment couples as a result of an earlier accelerated corrosion experiment...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797970/the-interaction-of-clozapine-loaded-nanocapsules-with-the-hcmec-d3-cells-in-vitro-model-of-blood-brain-barrier
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Sylwia Łukasiewicz, Ewa Błasiak, Krzysztof Szczepanowicz, Krzysztof Guzik, Małgorzata Bzowska, Piotr Warszyński, Marta Dziedzicka-Wasylewska
Despite progress in the development of novel pharmacological compounds, their efficacy in the treatment of neuropathologies is not satisfactory. One strategy to achieve safe and efficient brain targeting therapy is to design nanocarriers capable of transporting antipsychotic drugs through the BBB (without affecting the normal functions of the barrier) in a defined part of the brain. Here we investigate the interaction of clozapine-loaded polymeric Nano capsules (CLO-NCs) with hCMEC/D3 (human cerebral microvascular endothelial cells, D3 clone) cells that constitutes an in vitro model of the blood brain barrier (BBB)...
July 25, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668464/low-level-exposure-to-inorganic-mercury-interferes-with-b-cell-receptor-signaling-in-transitional-type-1-b-cells
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R Gill, M J McCabe, A J Rosenspire
Mercury (Hg) has been implicated as a factor contributing to autoimmune disease in animal models and humans. However the mechanism by which this occurs has remained elusive. Since the discovery of B cells it has been appreciated by immunologists that during the normal course of B cell development, some immature B cells must be generated that produce immunoglobulin reactive to self-antigens (auto-antibodies). However in the course of normal development, the vast majority of immature auto-reactive B cells are prevented from maturing by processes collectively known as tolerance...
September 1, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666430/derivation-of-therapeutic-lung-spheroid-cells-from-minimally-invasive-transbronchial-pulmonary-biopsies
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Phuong-Uyen C Dinh, Jhon Cores, M Taylor Hensley, Adam C Vandergriff, Junnan Tang, Tyler A Allen, Thomas G Caranasos, Kenneth B Adler, Leonard J Lobo, Ke Cheng
BACKGROUND: Resident stem and progenitor cells have been identified in the lung over the last decade, but isolation and culture of these cells remains a challenge. Thus, although these lung stem and progenitor cells provide an ideal source for stem-cell based therapy, mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) remain the most popular cell therapy product for the treatment of lung diseases. Surgical lung biopsies can be the tissue source but such procedures carry a high risk of mortality. METHODS: In this study we demonstrate that therapeutic lung cells, termed "lung spheroid cells" (LSCs) can be generated from minimally invasive transbronchial lung biopsies using a three-dimensional culture technique...
June 30, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660746/pronase-treatment-improves-flow-cytometry-crossmatching-results
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M-J Apithy, J Desoutter, A Gicquel, E Guiheneuf, P-F Westeel, A Lesage, V Piot, G Choukroun, N Guillaume
Flow cytometry crossmatching (FC-XM) is the most sensitive cell-based method for detecting donor-specific antibodies in clinical organ transplantation. Unfortunately, background FC-XM reactivity is elevated in assays with B lymphocytes-partly because of nonspecific immunoglobulin binding by Fc receptors and B-cell surface immunoglobulins. To reduce the background reactivity in a B-cell FC-XM assay, we treated lymphocytes with pronase (1 mg/mL for 30 minutes). This treatment drastically reduced the presence of kappa light chains and Fc receptors (CD32b), while the concomitant decrease in CD19, CD20 and major histocompatibility complex (MHC) I and II expression on B-cells was acceptable...
June 28, 2017: HLA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620656/oxidative-t-cell-modifications-in-lupus-and-sjogren-s-syndrome
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F M Strickland, T Mau, M O'Brien, A Ghosh, B C Richardson, R Yung
OBJECTIVES: Lupus flares are triggered by environmental agents that cause oxidative stress, but the mechanisms involved are unclear. The flares are characterized by oxidative modifications of proteins by 4-hydroxynonenals, malondialdehydes, carbonyls and nitration. These modifications have been proposed to induce and perpetuate lupus flares by "altered self" mechanisms. An epigenetically altered CD4+CD28+ T cell subset, caused at least in part by nitration of T cell signaling molecules, is found in patients with active lupus, and nitrated T cells are sufficient to cause lupus-like autoimmunity in animal models...
April 2017: Lupus (Los Angeles)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583764/proteomic-composition-and-immunomodulatory-properties-of-urinary-bladder-matrix-scaffolds-in-homeostasis-and-injury
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Kaitlyn Sadtler, Sven D Sommerfeld, Matthew T Wolf, Xiaokun Wang, Shoumyo Majumdar, Liam Chung, Dhanashree S Kelkar, Akhilesh Pandey, Jennifer H Elisseeff
Urinary bladder matrix (UBM) is used clinically for management of wounds and reinforcement of surgical soft tissue repair, among other applications. UBM consists of the lamina propria and basal lamina of the porcine urinary bladder, and is decellularized as part of the process to manufacture the medical device. UBM is composed mainly of Collagen I, but also contains a wide variety of fibrillar and basement membrane collagens, glycoproteins, proteoglycans and ECM-associated factors. Upon application of the biomaterial in a traumatic or non-traumatic setting in a mouse model, there is a cascade of immune cells that respond to the damaged tissue and biomaterial...
June 2, 2017: Seminars in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557280/cd8-expression-in-b-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-a-case-of-immuno-phenotypic-aberrancy
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Mili Jain, Rashmi Kushwaha, Shailendra Prasad Verma, Uma Shankar Singh, Anil Kumar Tripathi, Madhu Mati Goel, Ashutosh Kumar
Immuno-phenotyping forms an integral part of laboratory work up of Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Aberrant antigen expressions are a known phenomenon in leukemic blasts, however cross lineage antigen expression is rarely seen in mature B cell leukemia, the reported percentages varying from 1% to 3% in Europe and North America. CASE DETAILS: We report a case of Rai stage 1 CLL showing aberrant expression of CD8 on flow cytometry. The patient had stable disease at a follow up of 9 months with no requirement of initiation of treatment...
May 30, 2017: Cytometry. Part B, Clinical Cytometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542787/understanding-the-reconstitution-of-the-b-cell-compartment-in-bone-marrow-and-blood-after-treatment-for-b-cell-precursor-acute-lymphoblastic-leukaemia
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Prisca M J Theunissen, Anouk van den Branden, Alita Van Der Sluijs-Gelling, Valerie De Haas, Auke Beishuizen, Jacques J M van Dongen, Vincent H J Van Der Velden
A better understanding of the reconstitution of the B-cell compartment during and after treatment in B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (BCP-ALL) will help to assess the immunological status and needs of post-treatment BCP-ALL patients. Using 8-colour flow cytometry and proliferation-assays, we studied the composition and proliferation of both the B-cell precursor (BCP) population in the bone marrow (BM) and mature B-cell population in peripheral blood (PB) during and after BCP-ALL therapy. We found a normal BCP differentiation pattern and a delayed formation of classical CD38(dim) -naive mature B-cells, natural effector B-cells and memory B-cells in patients after chemotherapy...
July 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505514/tlr4-supports-the-expansion-of-fasl-cd5-cd1d-hi-regulatory-b-cells-which-decreases-in-contact-hypersensitivity
#18
Keng Wang, Lei Tao, Jianbing Su, Yueyang Zhang, Binhua Zou, Yiyuan Wang, Min Zou, Nana Chen, Linsheng Lei, Xiaojuan Li
Certain B cells termed as "regulatory B cells" (Bregs) can suppress the ongoing immune responses and a splenic CD5(+)CD1d(hi) Breg subset identified earlier was shown to exert its regulatory functions through secretion of IL-10. Though FasL expression is an alternative mechanism of immune suppression used by B cells, little is known about the FasL expressing CD5(+)CD1d(hi) Bregs. In this study, we isolated splenocytes or splenic CD19(+) B cells and compared the efficiency of toll-like receptor(TLR)4 ligand (lipopolysaccharide) with TLR9 ligand (CpG), anti-CD40 and TLR9 ligand (CpG) plus anti-CD40 on the FasL expression of splenic CD5(+)CD1d(hi) Bregs by flow cytometry...
July 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488961/effect-of-storage-period-of-red-blood-cell-suspensions-on-helper-t-cell-subpopulations
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Salih H Bal, Yasemin Heper, Levent T Kumaş, Furkan Guvenc, Ferah Budak, Güher Göral, Haluk B Oral
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the immunological alterations that occur during the storage of erythrocyte suspensions which may lead to transfusion-related immunomodulation following allogeneic blood transfusion. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One part of the erythrocyte suspensions obtained from donors was leucoreduced while the other part was not. The leucoreduced (LR) and non-leucoreduced (NL) erythrocyte suspensions were then further divided into three equal amounts which were stored for 0, 21 or 42 days prior to measurements, by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays, of cytokine levels in their supernatants...
March 15, 2017: Blood Transfusion, Trasfusione del Sangue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479724/cytotoxic-metabolites-from-callyspongia-siphonella-display-antiproliferative-activity-by-inducing-apoptosis-in-hct-116-cells
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Tariq R A Sobahi, Seif-Eldin N Ayyad, Ahmed Abdel-Lateff, Mardi M Algandaby, Hajer S Alorfi, Ashraf B Abdel-Naim
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the antiproliferative effect of the isolated metabolites from Callyspongia siphonella. METHODS: Different chromatographic methods have been done on the organic extract of the marine sponge aiming at isolating the bioactive metabolites. The cytotoxicity of the isolated compounds has been evaluated against the human colorectal cancer cell line; HCT-116, employing SRB assay. The flow cytometry assay was applied to measure the cell cycle analysis...
January 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
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