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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416006/leishmania-major-large-rab-gtpase-is-highly-immunogenic-in-individuals-immune-to-cutaneous-and-visceral-leishmaniasis
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Rym Chamakh-Ayari, Mehdi Chenik, Ahmed Sahbi Chakroun, Narges Bahi-Jaber, Karim Aoun, Amel Meddeb-Garnaoui
BACKGROUND: We previously identified a Leishmania (L.) major large RAB GTPase (LmlRAB), a new atypical RAB GTPase protein. It is highly conserved in Leishmania species while displaying low level of homology with mammalian homologues. Leishmania small RAB GTPases proteins have been involved in regulation of exocytic and endocytic pathways whereas the role of large RAB GTPases proteins has not been characterized yet. We report here the immunogenicity of both recombinant rLmlRAB and rLmlRABC, in individuals with immunity against L...
April 17, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406322/mass-spectrometry-based-proteomic-exploration-of-the-human-immune-system-focus-on-the-inflammasome-global-protein-secretion-and-t-cells
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Tuula A Nyman, Martina B Lorey, Wojciech Cypryk, Sampsa Matikainen
The immune system is our defense system against microbial infections and tissue injury, and understanding how it works in detail is essential for developing drugs for different diseases. Mass spectrometry-based proteomics can provide in-depth information on the molecular mechanisms involved in immune responses. Areas covered: Summarized are the key immunology findings obtained with MS-based proteomics in the past five years, with a focus on inflammasome activation, global protein secretion, mucosal immunology, immunopeptidome and T cells...
April 24, 2017: Expert Review of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400196/association-of-rnaset2-gene-polymorphisms-with-decreased-expression-and-clinical-characteristics-of-severity-in-crohn-s-disease
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Rivkah Gonsky, Phillip Fleshner, Richard L Deem, Eva Biener-Ramanujan, Dalin Li, Alka A Potdar, Janine Bilsborough, Shaohong Yang, Dermot P B McGovern, Stephan R Targan
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Variants in the tumor necrosis factor superfamily member 15 gene (TNFSF15, also called TL1A) have been associated with risk for inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). TL1A affects expression of multiple cytokines to promote mucosal inflammation. Little is known about the TL1A-response pathways that regulate cytokine expression. We investigated T-cell gene expression patterns to determine the mechanisms by which TL1A regulates cytokine production, and whether these associate with outcomes of patients with Crohn's disease (CD)...
April 8, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360016/fc%C3%AE-riib-expression-on-b-cells-is-associated-with-treatment-efficacy-for-acute-rejection-after-kidney-transplantation
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Juan Jin, Jianguang Gong, Bo Lin, Yiwen Li, Qiang He
BACKGROUND: Fcγ receptors (FcγR) play a role in the acute rejection (AR) of organ transplants. FcγRIIB is an inhibitory FcγR expressed on B cells. Intravenous IgG (IVIG) and CD28 monoclonal antibody (mAb) have been shown to have immunomodulatory properties against AR. AIM: To examine the association between FcγRIIB expression on B cell subpopulations and AR treatment efficacy. METHODS: Male F344 rats were used as kidney donors and Lewis rats as recipients to establish models of renal transplantation...
March 27, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326965/hematogones-detected-by-flow-cytometry-in-a-child-with-vitamin-b12-deficiency
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Lisa Sutton, Nkechi Mba
Vitamin B12 deficiency is a known cause of megaloblastic anemia and bone marrow failure. Bone marrow biopsies are not frequently performed as part of the diagnostic workup and can demonstrate morphologic features that overlap with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and acute leukemia. We describe a case of a dysplastic bone marrow with increased bone marrow hematogones detected by flow cytometry in a child with vitamin B12 deficiency. Hematogones are normal B cell precursors, and hyperplasia has been described in a variety of often reactive conditions and also disease...
March 2017: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298605/cxcr5-dependent-entry-of-cd8-t-cells-into-rhesus-macaque-b-cell-follicles-achieved-through-t-cell-engineering
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Victor I Ayala, Claire Deleage, Matthew T Trivett, Sumiti Jain, Lori V Coren, Matthew W Breed, Joshua A Kramer, James A Thomas, Jacob D Estes, Jeffrey D Lifson, David E Ott
Follicular helper CD4 T cells, TFH, residing in B-cell follicles within secondary lymphoid tissues, are readily infected by AIDS viruses and are a major source of persistent virus despite relative control of viral replication. This persistence is due at least in part to a relative exclusion of effective antiviral CD8 T cells from B-cell follicles. To determine whether CD8 T cells could be engineered to enter B-cell follicles, we genetically modified unselected CD8 T cells to express CXCR5, the chemokine receptor implicated in cellular entry into B-cell follicles...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284328/memory-b-cells-in-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome
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Qian Wang, Chunye Xing, Yanlei Hao, Qiguang Shi, Ziyou Qi, Zhanyun Lv, Yan Song, Peng Xu, Xungang Feng, Lili Zhang, Yong Zhang, Yuzhong Wang, Nobuhiro Yuki
IgG autoantibodies against gangliosides show the highest titers at the disease onset of axonal Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), in which there are no IgM anti-ganglioside antibodies. We hypothesized that memory B cells take part in the development of producing IgG autoantibodies. In this study, we analyzed the memory B cells in patients with GBS using flow cytometry. There was significantly higher percentage of memory B cells in patients with GBS than the healthy controls. The Spearman correlation analysis demonstrated that increased percentage of memory B cells was positively correlated with the clinical severity of the patients with GBS...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257055/a-novel-polysaccharide-conjugate-from-bullacta-exarata-induces-g1-phase-arrest-and-apoptosis-in-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma-hepg2-cells
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Ningbo Liao, Liang Sun, Jiang Chen, Jianjun Zhong, Yanjun Zhang, Ronghua Zhang
Bullacta exarata has been consumed in Asia, not only as a part of the normal diet, but also as a traditional Chinese medicine with liver- and kidney-benefitting functions. Several scientific investigations involving extraction of biomolecules from this mollusk and pharmacological studies on their biological activities have been carried out. However, little is known regarding the antitumor properties of polysaccharides from B. exarata, hence the polysaccharides from B. exarata have been investigated here. One polysaccharide conjugate BEPS-IA was isolated and purified from B...
March 1, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249810/dynamic-changes-of-laboratory-parameters-and-peripheral-blood-lymphocyte-subsets-in-severe-fever-with-thrombocytopenia-syndrome-patients
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Jingwen Liu, Li Wang, Zhaolei Feng, Daying Geng, Ye Sun, Guangying Yuan
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to dynamically investigate laboratory parameters and peripheral blood lymphocyte subsets in severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) patients at different stages, to evaluate the significance of these changes in the infection process and its influence on prognosis. METHODS: Case-control study was used in the research. Sixty-nine confirmed thrombocytopenia syndrome virus(SFTSV) infected patients were enrolled. They were divided into two groups, recovery group and poor prognosis group, according to the clinical prognosis of the diseases...
February 27, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248816/tdt-positive-infiltrate-in-inflamed-pediatric-kidney-a-potential-diagnostic-pitfall
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Jennifer B Dunlap, Michael J Cascio, Xavier Stacey, Sarah Click, Megan L Troxell
We encountered a patient with infantile nephrotic syndrome associated with a dense interstitial inflammatory infiltrate and prominent extramedullary hematopoiesis. Immunohistochemical analysis revealed numerous terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase (TdT)-positive cells, which may raise concern for lymphoblastic lymphoma. Thus, we further characterized a group of pediatric kidneys with inflammation. TdT-positive nuclei were quantitated, and dual immunostains for TdT/CD79a, TdT/CD3, and TdT/CD43 were performed in a subset of cases; flow cytometry was performed in 1 case...
May 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186394/mechanisms-of-ph-sensitivity-and-cellular-internalization-of-peoz-b-pla-micelles-with-varied-hydrophilic-hydrophobic-ratios-and-intracellular-trafficking-routes-and-fate-of-the-copolymer
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Dishi Wang, Yanxia Zhou, Xinru Li, Xiaoyou Qu, Yunqiang Deng, Ziqi Wang, Chuyu He, Yang Zou, Yiguang Jin, Yan Liu
pH-responsive polymeric micelles have shown promise for the targeted and intracellular delivery of antitumor agents. The present study aimed to elucidate the possible mechanisms of pH-sensitivity and cellular internalization of PEOz-b-PLA micelles in detail, further unravel the effect of hydrophilic/hydrophobic ratio of the micelles on their cellular internalization, and examine the intracellular trafficking routes and fate of PEOz-b-PLA after internalization of the micelles. The results of variations in the size and Zeta potential of PEOz-b-PLA micelles and cross-sectional area of PEOz-b-PLA molecules with pH values suggested that electrostatic repulsion between PEOz chains resulting from ionization of the tertiary amide groups along PEOz chain at pH lower than its pKa was responsible for pH-sensitivity of PEOz-b-PLA micelles...
March 1, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167252/evolution-of-lymphocytes-immunoglobulin-t-of-the-teleost-sea-bass-dicentrarchus-labrax-quantitation-of-gene-expressing-and-immunoreactive-cells
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S Picchietti, N Nuñez-Ortiz, V Stocchi, E Randelli, F Buonocore, L Guerra, G Scapigliati
Immunoglobulin T (IgT) is one of the key effector molecules of jawed vertebrate's adaptive immune system, and in this work we describe the quantitative distribution of IgT-expressing and IgT-producing cells in tissues of the European seabass Dicentrarchus labrax by using mRNA riboprobes and a specific anti-IgT antibody. A polyclonal antiserum (pAb) was prepared by immunizing rabbits with three synthetic peptides deduced from the full length IgT cDNA sequence and located in a surface-exposed CH3 domain of IgT constant region...
February 3, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157391/microbes-associate-with-host-innate-immune-response-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
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Yong Huang, Shwu-Fan Ma, Milena S Espindola, Rekha Vij, Justin M Oldham, Gary B Huffnagle, John R Erb-Downward, Kevin R Flaherty, Beth B Moore, Eric S White, Tong Zhou, Jianrong Li, Yves A Lussier, MeiLan K Han, Naftali Kaminski, Joe G N Garcia, Cory M Hogaboam, Fernando J Martinez, Imre Noth
RATIONALE: Differences in the lung microbial community influence idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) progression. Whether the lung microbiome influences IPF host defense remains unknown. OBJECTIVES: To explore the host immune response and microbial interaction in IPF, as they relate to progression-free survival (PFS), fibroblast function, and leukocyte phenotypes. METHODS: Paired microarray gene expression data from peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) and 16s rRNA sequencing data from bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) obtained as part of the COMET-IPF study were used to conduct association pathway analyses...
February 3, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128005/isolated-metaphyseal-injury-influences-unrelated-bones
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Love Tätting, Olof Sandberg, Magnus Bernhardsson, Jan Ernerudh, Per Aspenberg
Background and purpose - Fracture healing involves different inflammatory cells, some of which are not part of the traditional bone field, such as B-cells and cytotoxic T-cells. We wanted to characterize bone healing by flow cytometry using 15 different inflammatory cell markers in a mouse model of metaphyseal injury, and incidentally discovered a previously unknown general skeletal reaction to trauma. Material and methods - A bent needle was inserted and twisted to traumatize the cancellous bone in the proximal tibia of C57/Bl6 female mice...
April 2017: Acta Orthopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032588/discovery-of-a-novel-nrf2-inhibitor-that-induces-apoptosis-of-human-acute-myeloid-leukemia-cells
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JinFeng Zhang, Le Su, Qing Ye, ShangLi Zhang, HsiangFu Kung, Fan Jiang, GuoSheng Jiang, JunYing Miao, BaoXiang Zhao
Nuclear factor-erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) is persistently activated in many human tumors including acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Therefore, inhibition of Nrf2 activity may be a promising target in leukemia therapy. Here, we used an antioxidant response element-luciferase reporter system to identify a novel pyrazolyl hydroxamic acid derivative, 1-(4-(tert-Butyl)benzyl)-3-(4-chlorophenyl)-N-hydroxy-1H pyrazole-5-carboxamide (4f), that inhibited Nrf2 activity. 4f had a profound growth-inhibitory effect on three AML cell lines, THP-1, HL-60 and U937, and a similar anti-growth effect in a chick embryo model...
January 31, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028621/expression-of-bruton-s-tyrosine-kinase-in-b-cell-neoplasms-evaluated-by-flow-cytometry
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Natália Aydos Marcondes, Flavo Beno Fernandes, Ana Paula Alegretti, Gustavo Adolpho Moreira Faulhaber
Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK) is a cytoplasmatic protein that is part of the B-cell antigen receptor signaling pathway. Our aim was to evaluate the expression of BTK in B-cell neoplasms and compare it to normal B-cell lymphocytes. After surface staining with CD19 and CD45, flow cytometry staining for intracellular BTK was performed in leukemic or mature B-cells from bone marrow or peripheral blood samples. No differences in BTK expression were identified between groups, or in comparison to control samples, there was no association between BTK expression and the clinical variables evaluated...
December 27, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942037/time-of-initiating-enzyme-replacement-therapy-affects-immune-abnormalities-and-disease-severity-in-patients-with-gaucher-disease
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Renuka Pudi Limgala, Chidima Ioanou, Matthew Plassmeyer, Mark Ryherd, Lina Kozhaya, Lauren Austin, Cem Abidoglu, Derya Unutmaz, Oral Alpan, Ozlem Goker-Alpan
Gaucher disease (GD) patients often present with abnormalities in immune response that may be the result of alterations in cellular and/or humoral immunity. However, how the treatment and clinical features of patients impact the perturbation of their immunological status remains unclear. To address this, we assessed the immune profile of 26 GD patients who were part of an enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) study. Patients were evaluated clinically for onset of GD symptoms, duration of therapy and validated outcome measures for ERT...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925177/t-cell-diversification-reflects-antigen-selection-in-the-blood-of-patients-on-immune-checkpoint-inhibition-and-may-be-exploited-as-liquid-biopsy-biomarker
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Nuray Akyüz, Anna Brandt, Alexander Stein, Simon Schliffke, Thorben Mährle, Julia Quidde, Eray Goekkurt, Sonja Loges, Thomas Haalck, Christopher Thomas Ford, Anne Marie Asemissen, Benjamin Thiele, Janina Radloff, Toni Thenhausen, Artus Krohn-Grimberghe, Carsten Bokemeyer, Mascha Binder
Cancer immunotherapy with antibodies targeting immune checkpoints, such as programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1), shows encouraging results, but reliable biomarkers predicting response to this costly and potentially toxic treatment approach are still lacking. To explore an immune signature predictive for response, we performed liquid biopsy immunoprofiling in 18 cancer patients undergoing PD-1 inhibition before and shortly after initiation of treatment by multicolor flow cytometry and next-generation T- and B-cell immunosequencing (TCRß/IGH)...
December 7, 2016: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913304/effects-of-nongenetic-factors-on-immune-cell-dynamics-in-early-childhood-the-generation-r-study
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Diana van den Heuvel, Michelle A E Jansen, Kazem Nasserinejad, Willem A Dik, Ellen G van Lochem, Liesbeth E Bakker-Jonges, Halima Bouallouch-Charif, Vincent W V Jaddoe, Herbert Hooijkaas, Jacques J M van Dongen, Henriëtte A Moll, Menno C van Zelm
BACKGROUND: Numbers of blood leukocyte subsets are highly dynamic in childhood and differ greatly between subjects. Interindividual variation is only partly accounted for by genetic factors. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine which nongenetic factors affect the dynamics of innate leukocytes and naive and memory lymphocyte subsets. METHODS: We performed 6-color flow cytometry and linear mixed-effects modeling to define the dynamics of 62 leukocyte subsets from birth to 6 years of age in 1182 children, with 1 to 5 measurements per subject...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865301/resveratrol-inhibited-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-through-inhibiting-stat-3-signaling
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Xin Li, Dan Wang, Qing Chun Zhao, Tao Shi, Jun Chen
BACKGROUND: Resveratrol has demonstrated many beneficial effects against cancers; however, the mechanism remains unclear. Non-small cell lung cancer accounts for 80% of lung cancers. The present study was designed to observe the effects and related mechanisms of resveratrol on non-small cell lung cancer in in vitro A549 cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The anticancer effects of resveratrol were analyzed on cell viability, migration and invasion, proliferation and apoptosis...
November 2016: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
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