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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912872/anti-allergic-potential-of-typhonium-blumei-inhibition-of-degranulation-via-suppression-of-pi3k-plc%C3%AE-2-phosphorylation-and-calcium-influx
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Michal Korinek, Kuan-Ming Chen, Yu-Han Jiang, Mohamed El-Shazly, Joel Stocker, Chon-Kit Chou, Tsong-Long Hwang, Yang-Chang Wu, Bing-Hung Chen, Fang-Rong Chang
BACKGROUND: Typhonium blumei Nicolson & Sivadasan (Araceae) is a traditional Chinese medicinal herb possessing detumescent, detoxifying, and anti-inflammatory activities. It is used in Taiwan as a folk medicine to treat cancer and inflammatory diseases. Typhonium blumei is usually not distinguished from Typhonium roxburghii Schott and they are commonly used interchangeably. PURPOSE: To evaluate and compare the anti-allergic and anti-inflammatory properties of T...
December 15, 2016: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912762/regulation-of-effector-function-of-cns-autoreactive-cd4-t-cells-through-inhibitory-receptors-and-il-7r%C3%AE
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Patrick K Nuro-Gyina, Elizabeth L Rieser, Marissa C Granitto, Wei Pei, Yue Liu, Priscilla W Lee, Saba Aqel, Jian Zhang, Amy E Lovett-Racke, Michael K Racke, Yuhong Yang
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic CNS autoimmune disease characterized by inflammation, demyelination, and neuronal degeneration, where myelin-specific CD4 T cells play critical roles in the formation of acute MS lesions and disease progression. The suppression of IL-7Rα expression and the upregulation of inhibitory receptors (PD-1, etc.) are essential parts of the cell-intrinsic immunosuppressive program regulating T effector functions to prevent autoimmunity. However, little is known on the factors regulating IL-7Rα/PD-1 balance in myelin-specific CD4 T effector/memory cells during the development of CNS autoimmunity...
December 3, 2016: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912061/tumor-interferon-signaling-regulates-a-multigenic-resistance-program-to-immune-checkpoint-blockade
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Joseph L Benci, Bihui Xu, Yu Qiu, Tony J Wu, Hannah Dada, Christina Twyman-Saint Victor, Lisa Cucolo, David S M Lee, Kristen E Pauken, Alexander C Huang, Tara C Gangadhar, Ravi K Amaravadi, Lynn M Schuchter, Michael D Feldman, Hemant Ishwaran, Robert H Vonderheide, Amit Maity, E John Wherry, Andy J Minn
Therapeutic blocking of the PD1 pathway results in significant tumor responses, but resistance is common. We demonstrate that prolonged interferon signaling orchestrates PDL1-dependent and PDL1-independent resistance to immune checkpoint blockade (ICB) and to combinations such as radiation plus anti-CTLA4. Persistent type II interferon signaling allows tumors to acquire STAT1-related epigenomic changes and augments expression of interferon-stimulated genes and ligands for multiple T cell inhibitory receptors...
December 1, 2016: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910206/balance-between-il-3-and-type-iinterferons-and-their-interrelationship-with-fasl-dictates-lifespan-and-effector-functions-of-human-basophils
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B R Hagmann, A Odermatt, T Kaufmann, C A Dahinden, M Fux
BACKGROUND: In contrast to eosinophils and neutrophils, the regulation of the lifespan of human basophils is poorly defined, with the exception of the potent anti-apoptotic effect of IL-3 that also promotes pro-inflammatory effector functions and phenotypic changes. Type I IFNs (IFN-α, IFN-β), which are well known for their anti-viral activities, have the capacity to inhibit allergic inflammation. OBJECTIVE: To elucidate whether type I IFNs have the potential to abrogate the lifespan and/or effector functions of human basophils...
November 5, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890174/immune-related-adverse-effects-of-cancer-immunotherapy-implications-for-rheumatology
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REVIEW
Laura C Cappelli, Ami A Shah, Clifton O Bingham
Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) are increasingly studied and used as therapy for a growing number of malignancies. ICIs work by blocking inhibitory pathways of T-cell activation, leading to an immune response directed against tumors. Such nonspecific immunologic activation can lead to immune-related adverse events (IRAEs). Some IRAEs, including inflammatory arthritis, sicca syndrome, myositis, and vasculitis, are of special interest to rheumatologists. As use of ICIs increases, recognition of these IRAEs and developing treatment strategies will become important...
February 2017: Rheumatic Diseases Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886451/activity-of-fluorine-containing-analogues-of-wc-9-and-structurally-related-analogues-against-two-intracellular-parasites-trypanosoma-cruzi-and-toxoplasma-gondii
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María N Chao, Catherine Li, Melissa Storey, Bruno N Falcone, Sergio H Szajnman, Sergio M Bonesi, Roberto Docampo, Silvia N J Moreno, Juan B Rodriguez
Two obligate intracellular parasites, Trypanosoma cruzi, the agent of Chagas disease, and Toxoplasma gondii, an agent of toxoplasmosis, upregulate the mevalonate pathway of their host cells upon infection, which suggests that this host pathway could be a potential drug target. In this work, a number of compounds structurally related to WC-9 (4-phenoxyphenoxyethyl thiocyanate), a known squalene synthase inhibitor, were designed, synthesized, and evaluated for their effect on T. cruzi and T. gondii growth in tissue culture cells...
November 25, 2016: ChemMedChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886124/advances-in-cancer-immunotherapy-in-solid-tumors
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REVIEW
Smitha Menon, Sarah Shin, Grace Dy
Immunotherapy is heralded as one of the most important advances in oncology. Until recently, only limited immunotherapeutic options were available in selected immunogenic cancers like melanoma and renal cell carcinomas. Nowadays, there is an improved understanding that anti-tumor immunity is controlled by a delicate balance in the tumor microenvironment between immune stimulatory and immune inhibitory pathways. Either by blocking the inhibitory pathways or stimulating the activating pathways that regulate cytotoxic lymphocytes, anti-tumor immunity can be enhanced leading to durable anti-tumor responses...
November 24, 2016: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874015/metabolic-sialic-acid-blockade-lowers-the-activation-threshold-of-modcs-for-tlr-stimulation
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Christian Büll, Estel Collado-Camps, Esther D Kers-Rebel, Torben Heise, Jonas N Søndergaard, Martijn H den Brok, Barbara M Schulte, Thomas J Boltje, Gosse J Adema
Sialic acid sugars cover the surface of dendritic cells (DCs) and have been suggested to impact several aspects of DC biology. Research into the role of sialic acids in DCs, however, is complicated by the limited number of tools available to modulate sialic acid expression. Here we report on a synthetic, fluorinated sialic acid mimetic, Ac53FaxNeu5Ac, which potently blocks sialic acid expression in human monocyte-derived DCs (moDCs). Sialic acid blockade enhanced the responsiveness of moDCs to Toll-like receptor (TLR) stimulation as measured by increased maturation marker expression and cytokine production...
November 22, 2016: Immunology and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872288/mif-allele-dependent-regulation-of-the-mif-coreceptor-cd44-and-role-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Seung-Ah Yoo, Lin Leng, Bum-Joon Kim, Xin Du, Pathricia V Tilstam, Kyung Hee Kim, Jin-Sun Kong, Hyung-Ju Yoon, Aihua Liu, Tian Wang, Yan Song, Maor Sauler, Jurgen Bernhagen, Christopher T Ritchlin, Patty Lee, Chul-Soo Cho, Wan-Uk Kim, Richard Bucala
Fibroblast-like synoviocytes mediate joint destruction in rheumatoid arthritis and exhibit sustained proinflammatory and invasive properties. CD44 is a polymorphic transmembrane protein with defined roles in matrix interaction and tumor invasion that is also a signaling coreceptor for macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF), which engages cell surface CD74. High-expression MIF alleles (rs5844572) are associated with rheumatoid joint erosion, but whether MIF signaling through the CD74/CD44 receptor complex promotes upstream autoimmune responses or contributes directly to synovial joint destruction is unknown...
November 21, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867382/il-1%C3%AE-but-not-programed-death-1-and-programed-death-ligand-pathway-is-critical-for-the-human-th17-response-to-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
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Emmanuel Stephen-Victor, Varun Kumar Sharma, Mrinmoy Das, Anupama Karnam, Chaitrali Saha, Maxime Lecerf, Caroline Galeotti, Srinivas V Kaveri, Jagadeesh Bayry
The programed death-1 (PD-1)-programed death ligand-1 (PD-L1) and PD-L2 co-inhibitory pathway has been implicated in the evasion strategies of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Specifically, M. tuberculosis-induced PD-L1 orchestrates expansion of regulatory T cells and suppression of Th1 response. However, the role of PD pathway in regulating Th17 response to M. tuberculosis has not been investigated. In the present report, we demonstrate that M. tuberculosis and M. tuberculosis-derived antigen fractions have differential abilities to mediate human monocyte- and dendritic cell (DC)-mediated Th17 response and were independent of expression of PD-L1 or PD-L2 on aforementioned antigen-presenting cells...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857212/gr-independent-down-modulation-on-gm-csf-bone-marrow-derived-dendritic-cells-by-the-selective-glucocorticoid-receptor-modulator-compound-a
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Andres E Barcala Tabarrozzi, Luz Andreone, Julie Deckers, Carla N Castro, María L Gimeno, Laura Ariolfo, Paula M Berguer, María Antunica-Noguerol, Ana C Liberman, Sabine Vettorazzi, Jan P Tuckermann, Karolien De Bosscher, Marcelo J Perone
Dendritic cells (DC) initiate the adaptive immune response. Glucocorticoids (GCs) down-modulate the function of DC. Compound A (CpdA, (2-(4-acetoxyphenyl)-2-chloro-N-methyl-ethylammonium chloride) is a plant-derived GR-ligand with marked dissociative properties. We investigated the effects of CpdA on in vitro generated GM-CSF-conditioned bone marrow-derived DC (BMDC). CpdA-exposed BMDC exhibited low expression of cell-surface molecules and diminution of the release of proinflammatory cytokines upon LPS stimulation; processes associated with BMDC maturation and activation...
November 18, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846724/-the-role-of-pd-1-pd-l1-signaling-pathway-in-antitumor-immune-response
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P Zatloukalová, M Pjechová, S Babčanová, T R Hupp, B Vojtěšek
BACKGROUND: Correct function of the immune system depends on close cooperation between stimulation and inhibition signals, which protect an organism from outside microorganisms and other agents, but also protects healthy tissues against possible self-destructing attacks of the immune system. However, the inhibitory mechanisms can be abused by cancer cells that evade immune responses and, in fact, they help develop cancer. Therefore, one of the characteristics of cancer cells is the ability to evade immune recognition...
2016: Klinická Onkologie: Casopis Ceské a Slovenské Onkologické Spolecnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837109/characterization-of-the-syk-dependent-t-cell-signaling-response-to-an-altered-peptide
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Jeoung-Eun Park, Jeffrey A Rotondo, David L Cullins, David D Brand, Ae-Kyung Yi, John M Stuart, Andrew H Kang, Linda K Myers
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder characterized by T cell dysregulation. We have shown that an altered peptide ligand (A9) activates T cells to use an alternate signaling pathway that is dependent on FcRγ and spleen tyrosine kinase, resulting in downregulation of inflammation. In the experiments described in this study, we have attempted to determine the molecular basis of this paradox. Three major Src family kinases found in T cells (Lck, Fyn, and Lyn) were tested for activation following stimulation by A9/I-A(q) Unexpectedly we found they are not required for T cell functions induced by A9/I-A(q), nor are they required for APL stimulation of cytokines...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834682/does-viperin-function-as-a-radical-s-adenosyl-l-methionine-dependent-enzyme-in-regulating-farnesylpyrophosphate-synthase-expression-and-activity
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Caitlyn Makins, Soumi Ghosh, Gabriel D Román-Meléndez, Paige A Malec, Robert T Kennedy, E Neil G Marsh
Viperin is an endoplasmic reticulum-associated antiviral responsive protein, which is highly up regulated in eukaryotic cells upon viral infection through both interferon-dependent and independent pathways. Viperin is predicted to be a radical S-adenosyl-L-methionine (SAM) enzyme, but it is unknown if viperin actually exploits radical SAM chemistry to exert its antiviral activity. We have investigated the interaction of viperin with its most firmly established cellular target, farnesyl pyrophosphate synthase (FPPS)...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827885/is-there-still-room-for-cancer-vaccines-at-the-era-of-checkpoint-inhibitors
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REVIEW
Soumaya Karaki, Marie Anson, Thi Tran, Delphine Giusti, Charlotte Blanc, Stephane Oudard, Eric Tartour
Checkpoint inhibitor (CPI) blockade is considered to be a revolution in cancer therapy, although most patients (70%-80%) remain resistant to this therapy. It has been hypothesized that only tumors with high mutation rates generate a natural antitumor T cell response, which could be revigorated by this therapy. In patients with no pre-existing antitumor T cells, a vaccine-induced T cell response is a rational option to counteract clinical resistance. This hypothesis has been validated in preclinical models using various cancer vaccines combined with inhibitory pathway blockade (PD-1-PDL1-2, CTLA-4-CD80-CD86)...
November 3, 2016: Vaccines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821870/disinhibition-of-somatostatin-positive-gabaergic-interneurons-results-in-an-anxiolytic-and-antidepressant-like-brain-state
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T Fuchs, S J Jefferson, A Hooper, P-Hp Yee, J Maguire, B Luscher
Major depressive disorder (MDD) is associated with reduced concentrations of γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) that are normalized by antidepressant therapies. Moreover, depressive-like phenotypes of GABAA receptor mutant mice can be reversed by treatment with conventional antidepressants drugs, as well as by subanesthetic doses of ketamine. Thus GABAergic deficits may causally contribute to depressive disorders, while antidepressant therapies may enhance GABAergic synaptic transmission. Here we tested the hypothesis that sustained enhancement of GABAergic transmission alone is sufficient to elicit antidepressant-like behavior, using disinhibition of GABAergic interneurons...
November 8, 2016: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821119/insufficient-natural-killer-cell-responses-against-retroviruses-how-to-improve-nk-cell-killing-of-retrovirus-infected-cells
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REVIEW
Elisabeth Littwitz-Salomon, Ulf Dittmer, Kathrin Sutter
Natural killer (NK) cells belong to the innate immune system and protect against cancers and a variety of viruses including retroviruses by killing transformed or infected cells. They express activating and inhibitory receptors on their cell surface and often become activated after recognizing virus-infected cells. They have diverse antiviral effector functions like the release of cytotoxic granules, cytokine production and antibody dependent cellular cytotoxicity. The importance of NK cell activity in retroviral infections became evident due to the discovery of several viral strategies to escape recognition and elimination by NK cells...
November 8, 2016: Retrovirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27820781/inhibition-of-t-cell-alloreactivity-by-bronchial-epithelium-is-impaired-in-lung-transplant-recipients-through-pathways-involving-tgf-%C3%AE-il-10-and-hla-g
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C Dupin, E Lhuillier, S Létuvé, M Pretolani, G Thabut, H Mal, E D Carosella, C Schilte, P Mordant, V Bunel, C Danel, N Rouas-Freiss, O Brugière
BACKGROUND: Bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS) after lung transplantation (LTx) results from bronchial epithelial cell (BECs) damages, thought to be orchestrated by T cells primed by antigen-presenting cell (APC) presenting allo-antigens. In this cell cross-talk, BECs are also suspected to play a pivotal immunosuppressive role in T cell alloreactivity. We studied the immunomodulating role of BECs in a human ex-vivo model of allogeneic T cell response, both in healthy subjects and LTx recipients...
November 3, 2016: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815049/therapeutic-effects-of-a-nedd8-activating-enzyme-inhibitor-pevonedistat-on-sclerodermatous-graft-versus-host-disease-in-mice
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Chien-Chun Steven Pai, Lam T Khuat, Mingyi Chen, William J Murphy, Mehrdad Abedi
Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) is the ultimate treatment for highly malignant hematologic disease; however, the major complication-graft-versus-host disease (GVHD)-still hinders its clinical application. In addition, chronic GVHD remains the major cause of long-term morbidity and mortality after allo-HSCT. Previously we showed that bortezomib, a proteasome inhibitor, can ameliorate the sclerodermatous GVHD response while maintaining graft-versus-tumor (GVT) effects. Here we report that pevonedistat (MLN4924), an inhibitor of the Nedd8-activating enzyme, which functions upstream of the proteasome in the ubiquitin-proteasome pathway, can also show similar protective effects...
November 1, 2016: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813153/traf6-mediates-suppression-of-osteoclastogenesis-and-prevention-of-ovariectomy-induced-bone-loss-by-a-novel-prenylflavonoid
#20
E M Tan, L Li, I R Indran, N Chew, E L Yong
Given the limitations of current therapeutic options for postmenopausal osteoporosis, there is a need for alternatives with minimal adverse effects. In this study, we evaluated the effects of icaritin (ICT), a natural prenylflavonoid, on osteoclastogenesis both in vitro and in an ovariectomized (OVX)-rat model, and investigated its underlying molecular mechanism(s) of action. ICT inhibited osteoclast formation in two osteoclast precursor models, RAW 264.7 mouse monocyte cell line and human PBMC. ICT also inhibited sealing zone and resorption pit formation in a dose-dependent manner...
November 4, 2016: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
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