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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236750/identification-of-gad65-aa-114-122-reactive-memory-like-nk-cells-in-newly-diagnosed-type-1-diabetic-patients-by-hla-class-i-pentamers
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Valentina Perri, Elena Gianchecchi, Loredana Cifaldi, Marsha Pellegrino, Ezio Giorda, Marco Andreani, Marco Cappa, Alessandra Fierabracci
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease, in which pancreatic β cells are destroyed by autoreactive T cells in genetically predisposed individuals. Serum beta cell autoantibody specificities have represented the mainstay for classifying diabetes as autoimmune-mediated and for stratifying risk in first-degree relatives. In recent years, approaches were attempted to solve the difficult issue of detecting rare antigen-specific autoreactive T cells and their significance to etiopathogenesis such as the use of the MHC multimer technology...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222089/core-binding-factor-%C3%AE-and-runx-transcription-factors-promote-adaptive-natural-killer-cell-responses
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Moritz Rapp, Colleen M Lau, Nicholas M Adams, Orr-El Weizman, Timothy E O'Sullivan, Clair D Geary, Joseph C Sun
Natural killer (NK) cells are innate lymphocytes that have features of adaptive immunity such as clonal expansion and generation of long-lived memory. Interleukin-12 (IL-12) signaling through its downstream transcription factor signal transducer and activator of transcription 4 (STAT4) is required for the generation of memory NK cells after expansion. We identify gene loci that are highly enriched for STAT4 binding using chromatin immunoprecipitation sequencing for STAT4 and the permissive histone mark H3K4me3 in activated NK cells...
December 8, 2017: Science Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209568/phenotype-and-tissue-distribution-of-cd28h-immune-cell-subsets
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Joel Crespo, Linda Vatan, Tomasz Maj, Rebecca Liu, Ilona Kryczek, Weiping Zou
CD28H is a newly discovered co-receptor of the human B7 family. CD28H interacts with its ligand B7-H5 and regulates T cell response. Here we showed that CD28H was not expressed on granulocytes, monocytes, myeloid dendritic cells (MDCs), and B cells, but constitutively expressed with moderate levels on memory T cells and with high levels on naïve T cells, innate lymphoid cells (ILCs), natural killer (NK) cells, and plasmacytoid dendritic cells (PDCs) in human peripheral blood. Similar CD28H+ cell profile existed in secondary lymphoid organs and pathological tissues including multiple types of cancers...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194419/the-interplay-between-natural-killer-cells-and-human-herpesvirus-6
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REVIEW
Eva Eliassen, Dario Di Luca, Roberta Rizzo, Isabel Barao
Human Herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) is a set of two closely related herpes viruses known as HHV-6A and HHV-6B. Both are lymphotropic viruses that establish latency in the host. The ability to evade the immune responses of effector cells is likely a major factor contributing to the development of a persistent HHV-6A/B (collectively termed HHV-6) infection. Natural killer (NK) cells are lymphocytes that, along with neutrophils and monocytes/macrophages, participate in the critical innate immune response during viral infections, but can also mediate the antigen-specific memory responses generally associated with adaptive immunity...
December 1, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190907/profile-of-differentially-expressed-toll-like-receptor-signaling-genes-in-the-natural-killer-cells-of-patients-with-s%C3%A3-zary-syndrome
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Kelly C G ManfrereC, Marina P Torrealba, Denis R Miyashiro, Nátalli Z Pereira, Fabio S Y Yoshikawa, Luana de M Oliveira, Jade Cury-Martins, Alberto J S Duarte, José A Sanches, Maria N Sato
Sézary syndrome (SS), an aggressive and leukemic form of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, usually results in shortened survival. Improving innate immunity in SS by targeting natural killer (NK) cells with Toll-like receptor (TLR) agonists could be an interesting modulatory strategy. We evaluated the NK cell populations in SS patients assessing activating and inhibitory receptors expression and profiled the differential expression of TLR signaling pathway genes in unstimulated NK cells and after TLR7/8 stimulation...
November 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180124/nk-cells-in-autoimmune-diseases-linking-innate-and-adaptive-immune-responses
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REVIEW
Elena Gianchecchi, Domenico Vittorio Delfino, Alessandra Fierabracci
The pathogenesis of autoimmunity remains to be fully elucidated, although the contribution of genetic and environmental factors is generally recognized. Despite autoimmune conditions are principally due to T and B lymphocytes, NK cells also appear to play a role in the promotion and/or maintenance of altered adaptive immune responses or in peripheral tolerance mechanisms. Although NK cells are components of the innate immune system, they shows characteristics of the adaptive immune system, such as the expansion of pathogen-specific cells, the generation of long-lasting "memory" cells able to persist upon cognate antigen encounter, and the possibility to induce an increased secondary recall response to re-challenge...
November 24, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178433/triptolide-inhibits-donor-specific-antibody-production-and-attenuates-mixed-antibody-mediated-renal-allograft-injury
#7
Daqiang Zhao, Siwen Li, Tao Liao, Yuan Wei, Mingyu Liu, Fei Han, Zihuan Luo, Xiaonan Liu, Qiquan Sun
Donor specific antibodies (DSAs) are major mediators of renal allograft injury, and strategies to inhibit DSA are important in promoting long term graft survival. Triptolide exhibits a wide spectrum of anti-inflammatory and immuno- suppressive activities, and in autoimmune diseases it inhibits autoantibody levels. In this study, we investigated the suppressive role of triptolide in the generation of donor specific antibodies in transplant recipients. We found that triptolide treatment of skin allograft recipients in the mouse significantly suppressed the development of circulating anti-donor specific IgG and effectively alleviated DSAs-mediated renal allograft injury, which led to prolonged allograft survival...
November 27, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166586/the-broad-spectrum-of-human-natural-killer-cell-diversity
#8
REVIEW
Aharon G Freud, Bethany L Mundy-Bosse, Jianhua Yu, Michael A Caligiuri
Natural killer (NK) cells provide protection against infectious pathogens and cancer. For decades it has been appreciated that two major NK cell subsets (CD56bright and CD56dim) exist in humans and have distinct anatomical localization patterns, phenotypes, and functions in immunity. In light of this traditional NK cell dichotomy, it is now clear that the spectrum of human NK cell diversity is much broader than originally appreciated as a result of variegated surface receptor, intracellular signaling molecule, and transcription factor expression; tissue-specific imprinting; and foreign antigen exposure...
November 21, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145441/distinct-t-and-nk-cell-populations-may-serve-as-immune-correlates-of-protection-against-symptomatic-pandemic-influenza-a-h1n1-virus-infection-during-pregnancy
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Miloje Savic, Jennifer L Dembinski, Ida Laake, Olav Hungnes, Rebecca Cox, Fredrik Oftung, Lill Trogstad, Siri Mjaaland
Maternal influenza infection during pregnancy is associated with increased risk of morbidity and mortality. However, the link between the anti-influenza immune responses and health-related risks during infection is not well understood. We have analyzed memory T and NK cell mediated immunity (CMI) responses in pandemic influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 (pdm09) virus infected non-vaccinated pregnant women participating in the Norwegian Influenza Pregnancy Cohort (NorFlu). The cohort includes information on immunization, self-reported health and disease status, and biological samples (plasma and PBMC)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145439/impact-of-chronic-and-acute-academic-stress-on-lymphocyte-subsets-and-monocyte-function
#10
Viktoriya Maydych, Maren Claus, Nicole Dychus, Melanie Ebel, Jürgen Damaschke, Stefan Diestel, Oliver T Wolf, Thomas Kleinsorge, Carsten Watzl
This study investigated the effects of a temporally confined naturalistic stressor (academic stress) on immune functions. Furthermore, moderating influences of a number of psychological variables were assessed. Five blood samples were obtained from 20 students during an observation period of 8 weeks, starting 4.5 weeks before an exam period up to 1 week following the last exam. The analysis of 45 immune parameters revealed several time-dependent changes attributable to examination stress. We observed a reduction in the absolute numbers of natural killer (NK) cells and monocytes in peripheral blood and a shift towards more immature and naïve cells within NK and T cell populations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128673/bi-allelic-irf8-mutation-a-complex-immunodeficiency-syndrome-with-dendritic-cell-deficiency-monocytopenia-and-immune-dysregulation
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Venetia Bigley, Sheetal Maisuria, Urszula Cytlak, Laura Jardine, Matthew A Care, Kile Green, Merry Gunawan, Paul Milne, Rachel Dickinson, Sarah Wiscombe, David Parry, Rainer Doffinger, Arian Laurence, Claudia Fonseca Lic, Oda Stoevesandt, Andrew Gennery, Andrew Cant, Reuben Tooze, A John Simpson, Sophie Hambleton, Sinisa Savic, Gina Doody, Matthew Collin
BACKGROUND: Homozygous K108E mutation of interferon regulatory factor 8 (IRF8) is reported to cause dendritic cell and monocyte deficiency. However, more widespread immune dysfunction is predicted from the multiple roles ascribed to IRF8 in immune cell development and function. OBJECTIVE: We sought to describe the effect on hematopoiesis and immunity of compound heterozygous R83C/ R291Q mutation of IRF8, present in a patient with recurrent viral infection, granulo-proliferation and intracerebral calcification...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118125/alt-803-transiently-reduces-siv-replication-in-the-absence-of-antiretroviral-treatment
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Amy L Ellis-Connell, Alexis J Balgeman, Katie R Zarbock, Gabrielle Barry, Andrea Weiler, Jack O Egan, Emily K Jeng, Thomas Friedrich, Jeffrey S Miller, Ashley T Haase, Timothy W Schacker, Hing C Wong, Eva Rakasz, Shelby L O'Connor
Developing biological interventions to control HIV replication in the absence of antiretroviral therapy (ART) could contribute to the development of a functional cure. As a potential alternative to ART, the IL-15 superagonist ALT-803 has been shown to boost the number and function of HIV-specific CD8(+) T and NK cell populations, in vitro. Four SIV(+) rhesus macaques, three of whom possessed MHC alleles associated with control of SIV, and all of whom had received SIV vaccine vectors that had the potential to elicit CD8(+) T cell responses, were given ALT-803 in three treatment cycles...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115974/stat3-blocked-whole-cell-hepatoma-vaccine-induces-cellular-and-humoral-immune-response-against-hcc
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Qiuju Han, Yaqun Wang, Min Pang, Jian Zhang
BACKGROUND: Whole-cell tumor vaccines have shown much promise; however, only limited success has been achieved for the goal of eliciting robust tumor-specific T-cell responses. METHODS: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells, H22 and Hepa1-6, were modified by blocking the STAT3 signaling pathway with a STAT3 decoy oligodeoxynucleotide, and the immunogenicity and possibility of using these cell lysates as a vaccine were evaluated. RESULTS: STAT3-blocked whole HCC cell lysates inhibited tumor growth and tumorigenesis, and prolonged the survival of tumor-bearing mice...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114252/cd335-nkp46-t-cell-recruitment-to-the-bovine-upper-respiratory-tract-during-a-primary-bovine-herpesvirus-1-infection
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Rahwa A Osman, Philip John Griebel
Bovine natural killer (NK) cells were originally defined by the NK activation receptor CD335 [natural killer cell p46-related protein (NKp46)], but following the discovery of NKp46 expression on human T-cells, the definition of conventional bovine NK cells was modified to CD335(+)CD3(-) cells. Recently, a bovine T-cell population co-expressing CD335 was identified and these non-conventional T-cells were shown to produce interferon (IFN)-γ and share functional properties with both conventional NK cells and T-cells...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112124/gene-regulatory-network-rewiring-in-the-immune-cells-associated-with-cancer
#15
Pengyong Han, Chandrasekhar Gopalakrishnan, Haiquan Yu, Edwin Wang
The gene regulatory networks (GRNs) of immune cells not only indicate cell identity but also reveal the dynamic changes of immune cells when comparing their GRNs. Cancer immunotherapy has advanced in the past few years. Immune-checkpoint blockades (i.e., blocking PD-1, PD-L1, or CTLA-4) have shown durable clinical effects on some patients with various advanced cancers. However, major gaps in our knowledge of immunotherapy have been recognized. To fill these gaps, we conducted a systematic analysis of the GRNs of key immune cell subsets (i...
November 7, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109732/ccl3-enhances-antitumor-immune-priming-in-the-lymph-node-via-ifn%C3%AE-with-dependency-on-natural-killer-cells
#16
Frederick Allen, Peter Rauhe, David Askew, Alexander A Tong, Joseph Nthale, Saada Eid, Jay T Myers, Caryn Tong, Alex Y Huang
Lymph node (LN) plays a critical role in tumor cell survival outside of the primary tumor sites and dictates overall clinical response in many tumor types (1, 2). Previously, we and others have demonstrated that CCL3 plays an essential role in orchestrating T cell-antigen-presenting cell (APC) encounters in the draining LN following vaccination, and such interactions enhance the magnitude of the memory T cell pool (3-5). In the current study, we investigate the cellular responses in the tumor-draining lymph nodes (TDLNs) of a CCL3-secreting CT26 colon tumor (L3TU) as compared to wild-type tumor (WTTU) during the priming phase of an antitumor response (≤10 days)...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105756/kir-downregulation-by-il-12-15-18-unleashes-human-nk-cells-from-kir-hla-i-inhibition-and-enhances-killing-of-tumor-cells
#17
Eva-Maria Ewen, Jens H W Pahl, Matthias Miller, Carsten Watzl, Adelheid Cerwenka
To exploit autologous NK cells for cancer immunotherapy, it is highly relevant to circumvent killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptor (KIR)-mediated self-inhibition of human NK cells by HLA-I-expressing tumor cells. Here, we show that stimulation of NK cells with IL-12/15/18 for two days leads to downregulation of surface expression of the inhibitory KIR2DL2/L3, KIR2DL1 and KIR3DL1 receptors on peripheral blood NK cells. Downregulation of KIR expression was attributed to decreased KIR mRNA levels which could be re-induced already 3 days after re-culture in IL-2...
November 6, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103998/tlr8-combined-withtlr3-or-tlr4-agonists-enhances-dc-nk-driven-effector-tc1-cells
#18
Mahyar Nouri-Shirazi, Saba Tamjidi, Erika Nourishirazi, Elisabeth Guinet
BACKGROUND: Most current prophylactic vaccines confer protection primarily through humoral immunity. Indeed, aluminum salts which have been widely used as adjuvants in vaccines primarily enhance Th2-driven antibody responses. Therefore, new vaccines formulation is moving toward a careful selection of adjuvants that also elicit significant Th1 or Tc1 responses. Several TLR agonists have been tested as potential new adjuvants in clinical and preclinical studies with some efficacy. These studies suggest that combining more than one of TLR ligands enhances the magnitude of immune responses to cancer and infectious disease...
November 2, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101003/fatal-accelerated-rejection-with-a-prominent-natural-killer-cell-infiltrate-in-a-heart-transplant-recipient-with-peripartum-cardiomyopathy
#19
Ali Javaheri, Amber R Wang, Eline Luning Prak, Priti Lal, Lee R Goldberg, Malek Kamoun
Accelerated rejection is uncommon after cardiac transplantation. The mechanism is hypothesized to be mediated by cytotoxic T cells and anti-HLA antibodies resulting from a memory response to the donor allograft in sensitized patients. A role for Natural Killer (NK) cell in cellular rejection has also been suggested. We report a case of fulminant accelerated rejection in a heart transplant recipient, with a history of peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPMC). The patient had no pre-transplant donor specific antibody and flow cytometric T and B cell crossmatches were negative...
October 31, 2017: Transplant Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098565/immunodeficiency-in-bloom-s-syndrome
#20
Michiel H D Schoenaker, Stefanie S Henriet, Jip Zonderland, Marcel van Deuren, Qiang Pan-Hammarström, Sandra J Posthumus-van Sluijs, Ingrid Pico-Knijnenburg, Corry M R Weemaes, Hanna IJspeert
Bloom's syndrome (BS) is an autosomal recessive disease, caused by mutations in the BLM gene. This gene codes for BLM protein, which is a helicase involved in DNA repair. DNA repair is especially important for the development and maturation of the T and B cells. Since BLM is involved in DNA repair, we aimed to study if BLM deficiency affects T and B cell development and especially somatic hypermutation (SHM) and class switch recombination (CSR) processes. Clinical data of six BS patients was collected, and immunoglobulin serum levels were measured at different time points...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Clinical Immunology
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