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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343877/what-are-nursing-facilities-doing-to-reduce-potentially-avoidable-hospitalizations
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Laura Coots Daras, Joyce M Wang, Melvin J Ingber, Catherine Ormond, Nathaniel W Breg, Galina Khatutsky, Zhanlian Feng
OBJECTIVES: Hospitalizations among nursing facility residents are frequent and often potentially avoidable. A number of initiatives and interventions have been developed to reduce excessive hospitalizations; however, little is known about the specific approaches nursing facilities use to address this issue. The objective of this study is to better understand which types of interventions nursing facilities have introduced to reduce potentially avoidable hospitalizations of long-stay nursing facility residents...
March 23, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326080/characterization-of-the-highly-prevalent-regulatory-cd24-hi-cd38-hi-b-cell-population-in-human-cord-blood
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Ana Esteve-Solé, Irene Teixidó, Angela Deyà-Martínez, Jordi Yagüe, Ana M Plaza-Martín, Manel Juan, Laia Alsina
The newborn's immune system must transition from a sterile haploidentical uterus to the world full of antigens. Regulatory B-cells (Breg; broadly defined as CD19(+)CD24(hi)CD38(hi)) are tolerance promoters in the adult immune system. They can inhibit IFN-γ and IL-17 production by T-cells and are essential in different conditions, including pregnancy. Breg have still not been well characterized in umbilical cord blood, where we hypothesize that they are pivotal in the achievement of tolerance. We studied CD19(+)CD24(hi)CD38(hi) Breg in healthy umbilical cord blood (hUCB) compared to healthy peripheral adult blood (hAPB)...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296255/breg-dependent-islet-transplant-tolerance-is-also-nk-cell-dependent
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Christian Schuetz, Kang Mi Lee, Ryan Scott, Lisa Kojima, Laura Washburn, Liye Liu, Wei-Hui Liu, Haley Tector, Ji Lei, Heidi Yeh, James Kim, James F Markmann
Immunologic tolerance to solid organ and islet cell grafts has been achieved in various rodent models using antibodies directed at CD45RB and Tim-1. We have shown that this form of tolerance depends on regulatory B-cells. To elucidate further the mechanism by which Bregs induce tolerance we investigated the requirement of NK and NKT cells in this model. To do so, hyperglycemic B6, μMT, Beige or CD1d(-/-) mice received Balb/c islet grafts and treatment with the tolerance inducing regimen consisting of anti-CD45RB and anti -TIM1...
March 10, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265257/regulatory-b-cells-in-seropositive-myasthenia-gravis-versus-healthy-controls
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Md Rezaul Karim, Hong-Yan Zhang, Jiang Yuan, Qiang Sun, Yun-Fu Wang
OBJECTIVE: To find out if the failure in immunotolerance of myasthenia gravis (MG) is a possible aspect of deduction in Breg cells and to characterize B cell subsets in MG. METHODS: Flow cytometry detection and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays in peripheral blood films of 10 MG patients and 10 healthy controls (HCs) were performed after isolation of B cells. The CD19(+)CD5(+)CD1d(+) Breg cells percentages were measured to complement a B cell phenotype assay and frequencies of B cell subsets...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261223/regulatory-b-cells-in-pregnancy-lessons-from-autoimmunity-graft-tolerance-and-cancer
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REVIEW
Ruth Marian Guzman-Genuino, Kerrilyn R Diener
The success of pregnancy is contingent on the maternal immune system recognizing and accommodating a growing semi-allogeneic fetus. Specialized subsets of lymphocytes capable of negative regulation are fundamental in this process, and include the regulatory T cells (Tregs) and potentially, regulatory B cells (Bregs). Most of our current understanding of the immune regulatory role of Bregs comes from studies in the fields of autoimmunity, transplantation tolerance, and cancer biology. Bregs control autoimmune diseases and can elicit graft tolerance by inhibiting the differentiation of effector T cells and dendritic cells (DCs), and activating Tregs...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258042/il-33-induces-both-regulatory-b-cells-and-regulatory-t-cells-in-dextran-sulfate-sodium-induced-colitis
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Junfeng Zhu, Ying Xu, Chunyu Zhu, Jian Zhao, Xinrui Meng, Siyao Chen, Tianqi Wang, Xue Li, Li Zhang, Changlong Lu, Hongsheng Liu, Xun Sun
Interleukin (IL)-33 is a member of the IL-1 family. Serum levels of IL-33 are increased in inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), suggesting that IL-33 is involved in the pathogenesis of IBD, although its role is not clear. In this study, we investigated the role of IL-33 in the regulation of T-helper (Th) cell and B cell responses in mesenteric lymph nodes (MLN) in mice with dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-induced colitis. Here, we showed that IL-33-treated mice were susceptible to DSS-induced colitis as compared with PBS-treated mice...
February 28, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257995/regulatory-b-cells-phenotype-function-and-role-in-transplantation
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REVIEW
C M Wortel, S Heidt
While B cells are traditionally known for their roles in antibody production, antigen presentation and cytokine production, recent studies have highlighted the existence of B cells with regulatory properties, which have been termed Bregs, analogous to regulatory T cells (Tregs). Bregs have been found to play a role in autoimmune disease, malignancies, infections, and may also be involved in solid organ transplantation. Their main mechanism of action is by promoting the development of Tregs while suppressing effector CD4(+) and CD8(+) T cells, primarily by IL-10 secretion...
March 1, 2017: Transplant Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248202/human-regulatory-b-cells-in-health-and-disease-therapeutic-potential
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REVIEW
Claudia Mauri, Madhvi Menon
Regulatory B cells (Bregs) modulate immune responses predominantly, although not exclusively, via the release of IL-10. The importance of human Bregs in the maintenance of immune homeostasis comes from a variety of immune-related pathologies, such as autoimmune diseases, cancers, and chronic infections that are often associated with abnormalities in Breg numbers or function. A continuous effort toward understanding Breg biology in healthy individuals will provide new opportunities to develop Breg immunotherapy that could prove beneficial in treating various immune-mediated pathologies...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243231/il-10-producing-cd1d-hi-cd5-regulatory-b-cells-may-play-a-critical-role-in-modulating-immune-homeostasis-in-silicosis-patients
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Ying Chen, Chao Li, Yiping Lu, Huiying Zhuang, Weijia Gu, Bo Liu, Fangwei Liu, Jinkai Sun, Bo Yan, Dong Weng, Jie Chen
Silicosis is characterized by chronic lung inflammation and fibrosis, which are extremely harmful to human health. The pathogenesis of silicosis involves uncontrolled immune processes. Evidence supports that regulatory B cells (Bregs) produce negative regulatory cytokines, such as IL-10, which can negatively regulate immune responses in inflammation and autoimmune diseases. Our previous study found that IL-10-producing B cells were involved in the development of silica-induced lung inflammation and fibrosis of mice...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239367/b10-cell-frequencies-and-suppressive-capacity-in-myasthenia-gravis-are-associated-with-disease-severity
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John S Yi, Melissa A Russo, Janice M Massey, Vern Juel, Lisa D Hobson-Webb, Karissa Gable, Shruti M Raja, Kristina Balderson, Kent J Weinhold, Jeffrey T Guptill
Myasthenia gravis (MG) is a T cell-dependent, B cell-mediated disease. The mechanisms for loss of self-tolerance in this disease are not well understood, and recently described regulatory B cell (Breg) subsets have not been thoroughly investigated. B10 cells are a subset of Bregs identified by the production of the immunosuppressive cytokine, interleukin-10 (IL-10). B10 cells are known to strongly inhibit B- and T-cell inflammatory responses in animal models and are implicated in human autoimmunity. In this study, we examined quantitative and qualitative aspects of B10 cells in acetylcholine receptor autoantibody positive MG (AChR-MG) patients and healthy controls...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228275/rsv-takes-control-of-neonatal-breg-cells-two-hands-on-the-wheel
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Peter J M Openshaw
The viral attachment protein of RSV has many surprising features, especially its mimicry of fractalkine (CX3CL1). Zhivaki et al. (2017) now show that, in addition to using this homology to attach to ciliated cells, it activates human neonatal regulatory B cells, thereby inhibiting immunological responses.
February 21, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223983/b-cell-homeostasis-and-functional-properties-are-altered-in-an-hypochlorous-acid-induced-murine-model-of-systemic-sclerosis
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Sébastien Sanges, Manel Jendoubi, Niloufar Kavian, Carine Hauspie, Silvia Speca, Jean-Charles Crave, Thomas Guerrier, Guillaume Lefèvre, Vincent Sobanski, Ariel Savina, Eric Hachulla, Pierre-Yves Hatron, Myriam Labalette, Frédéric Batteux, Sylvain Dubucquoi, David Launay
INTRODUCTION: During systemic sclerosis (SSc), peripheral B cells display alterations in subset homeostasis and functional properties and are a promising therapeutic target. However, there is only few data regarding whether these anomalies are accurately reproduced in animal models of SSc. OBJECTIVE: In this work, we assessed the B cell homeostasis modifications in an experimental model of SSc [hypochlorous acid (HOCl)-induced mouse], both at a phenotypic and functional level, during the course of the disease...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211345/regulatory-t-and-b-cells-in-asthmatic-women-variations-from-pregnancy-to-postpartum
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C Martins, J Lima, G Nunes, L M Borrego
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Allergic asthma and rhinitis are common in pregnancy. The immune mechanisms underlying the effects of asthma on pregnancy and vice versa are not completely understood. The aim of this study was to investigate changes in regulatory T and B cells in asthmatic women from late pregnancy to postpartum. METHODS: Four groups of women were enrolled for this study: asthmatic (n=23) and healthy (n=43) third trimester-pregnant women and asthmatic (n=33) and healthy (n=35) nonpregnant women...
2017: Journal of Investigational Allergology & Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199852/b-cell-activating-factor-baff-selects-il-10-b-cells-over-il-10-b-cells-during-inflammatory-responses
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Ning Ma, Yu Zhang, Qilin Liu, Zhiding Wang, Xiaoling Liu, Gaizhi Zhu, Dandan Yu, Gencheng Han, Guojiang Chen, Chunmei Hou, Tianxiao Wang, Yuanfang Ma, Beifen Shen, Yan Li, He Xiao, Renxi Wang
B cell activating factor (BAFF) regulates B cell maturation, survival, function, and plays a critical pathogenic role in autoimmune diseases. It remains unclear how BAFF affects IL-10(-)B cells versus regulatory B cells (Bregs) in inflammatory responses. In this study, we found that IL-10-expressing Bregs decreased in lupus-prone MRL/lpr mice and experimental allergic encephalomyelitis (EAE) mice. On blockade of the effects of BAFF with TACI-IgG, IL-10(+) Bregs were upregulated in MRL/lpr and EAE mice. In addition, BAFF expanded IL-10(+)B cells over IL-10(-)B cells under noninflammatory conditions in vitro, whereas it expanded IL-10(-)B cells over IL-10(+)B cells during inflammatory responses, such as stimulation with autoantigen and LPS...
February 12, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183330/th17-and-cd24-hi-cd27-regulatory-b-lymphocytes-are-biomarkers-of-response-to-biologics-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Sarah Salomon, Caroline Guignant, Pierre Morel, Gauthier Flahaut, Clément Brault, Clément Gourguechon, Patrice Fardellone, Jean-Pierre Marolleau, Brigitte Gubler, Vincent Goëb
BACKGROUND: The aim was to describe the regulatory B and T cells (Breg and Treg) and T helper 17 (Th17) lymphocytes before and under treatment with biologic drugs, and to assess their potential predictive value as biomarkers of response in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: This was a non-randomised, single-centre, prospective study. Patients with active RA (American College of Rheumatology (ACR)/European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) 2010) who required the initiation or switch to any biologic drug except rituximab were included...
February 10, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150448/ppar-%C3%AE-agonist-ameliorates-liver-pathology-accompanied-by-increasing-regulatory-b-and-t-cells-in-high-fat-diet-mice
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Zhipeng Xu, Gang Wang, Yuxiao Zhu, Ran Liu, Jingwei Song, Yangyue Ni, Hongzhi Sun, Bingya Yang, Min Hou, Lin Chen, Minjun Ji, Zan Fu
OBJECTIVE: Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR)-γ plays critical roles in human metabolic disorders. However, the mechanism remains incompletely understood. Regulatory cells contribute to these metabolic improvements; therefore, whether PPAR-γ agonist regulates regulatory cells was investigated. METHODS: C57BL/6J mice received a normal or high-fat diet (HFD) with or without pioglitazone treatment. Mice were sacrificed for detecting the metabolic parameters...
February 2, 2017: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148914/rheumatoid-arthritis-defective-il-10-producing-breg-cells
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Dario Ummarino
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Nature Reviews. Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124981/mechanisms-of-regulatory-b-cell-function-in-autoimmune-and-inflammatory-diseases-beyond-il-10
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REVIEW
Avijit Ray, Bonnie N Dittel
In the past two decades it has become clear that in addition to antigen presentation and antibody production B cells play prominent roles in immune regulation. While B cell-derived IL-10 has garnered much attention, B cells also effectively regulate inflammation by a variety of IL-10-independent mechanisms. B cell regulation has been studied in both autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. While collectively called regulatory B cells (Breg), no definitive phenotype has emerged for B cells with regulatory potential...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110075/tlr9-mediated-regulatory-b10-cell-amplification-following-sub-total-body-irradiation-implications-in-attenuating-eae
#19
Jinsheng Hong, Jie Fang, Ruilong Lan, Qi Tan, Yeping Tian, Mei Zhang, Paul Okunieff, Lurong Zhang, Jianhua Lin, Deping Han
Autoimmunity and inflammation are controlled in part by regulatory B (Breg) cells, including the recently identified IL-10-competent B10 cell subset that represents 1%-3% of mouse spleen B cells. In this study, the influence of irradiation on Breg/B10 cell generation and IL-10 production mediated by TLR9 signaling pathways was investigated. Spleen and peritoneal cavity Breg/B10 cell frequencies were significantly expanded three weeks after sub-total body irradiation (sub-TBI, 5Gy or 10Gy) in adult male wild type (WT) C57BL/6(B6) mice but not in TLR9(-/-) mice...
March 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103916/tim-1-defines-a-human-regulatory-b-cell-population-that-is-altered-in-frequency-and-function-in-systemic-sclerosis-patients
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Octavio Aravena, Ashley Ferrier, Madhvi Menon, Claudia Mauri, Juan Carlos Aguillón, Lilian Soto, Diego Catalán
BACKGROUND: Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a systemic autoimmune disease characterized by excessive production of extracellular matrix by fibroblasts on skin and internal organs. Although Th2 cells have been involved in fibroblast stimulation, hyperactivated B cells may also play an important role. Regulatory B cells (Bregs) are cells capable of inhibiting inflammatory responses and controlling autoimmune diseases. Although many Breg populations have in common the ability to produce high amounts of IL-10, a unique surface marker defining most human Bregs is lacking...
January 19, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
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