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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241722/-microrna-563-promotes-the-osteogenic-differentiation-of-posterior-longitudinal-ligament-cells-by-inhibiting-smurf1
#1
H Zhang, C Xu, Y Liu, W Yuan
Objective: To investigate the function and mechanism of miR-563 in regulating the ossification of posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) cells. Methods: Posterior longitudinal ligament cells were isolated and cultured from both OPLL patients (n=6) and non-ossified ligament patients (PLL, n=4) who underwent spine surgery from March to June 2015 in First Department of Spinal Surgery, Changzheng Hospital Affiliated to Second Military Medical University. The expression levels of miR-563 in OPLL and PLL groups were analyzed using real-time PCR...
March 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241498/sphingosine-1-phosphate-receptor-1-signaling-in-mammalian-cells
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REVIEW
Nigel J Pyne, Susan Pyne
The bioactive lipid, sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P) binds to a family of G protein-coupled receptors, termed S1P₁-S1P₅. These receptors function in, for example, the cardiovascular system to regulate vascular barrier integrity and tone, the nervous system to regulate neuronal differentiation, myelination and oligodendrocyte/glial cell survival and the immune system to regulate T- and B-cell subsets and trafficking. S1P receptors also participate in the pathophysiology of autoimmunity, inflammatory disease, cancer, neurodegeneration and others...
February 23, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241321/t-cell-derived-granulocyte-macrophage-colony-stimulating-factor-contributes-to-dry-eye-disease-pathogenesis-by-promoting-cd11b-myeloid-cell-maturation-and-migration
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Thomas H Dohlman, Julia Ding, Reza Dana, Sunil K Chauhan
Purpose: Growing evidence suggests that granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) contributes to T helper 17 (Th17) cell-associated immunoinflammatory diseases. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of T cell-derived GM-CSF on CD11b+ myeloid cell function in dry eye disease (DED). Methods: In a murine model of DED, quantitative real-time PCR and ELISA were used to measure GM-CSF expression at the ocular surface, and flow cytometry was used to enumerate GM-CSF producing Th17 cells...
February 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241143/autophagy-maintains-the-metabolism-and-function-of-young-and-old-stem-cells
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Theodore T Ho, Matthew R Warr, Emmalee R Adelman, Olivia M Lansinger, Johanna Flach, Evgenia V Verovskaya, Maria E Figueroa, Emmanuelle Passegué
With age, haematopoietic stem cells lose their ability to regenerate the blood system, and promote disease development. Autophagy is associated with health and longevity, and is critical for protecting haematopoietic stem cells from metabolic stress. Here we show that loss of autophagy in haematopoietic stem cells causes accumulation of mitochondria and an activated metabolic state, which drives accelerated myeloid differentiation mainly through epigenetic deregulations, and impairs haematopoietic stem-cell self-renewal activity and regenerative potential...
March 1, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241095/immune-checkpoint-inhibitors-in-challenging-populations
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REVIEW
Douglas B Johnson, Ryan J Sullivan, Alexander M Menzies
Immune checkpoint inhibitors, including those targeting the programmed cell death 1/programmed cell death ligand 1 and cytotoxic T lymphocyte antigen 4 pathways, are revolutionizing cancer therapeutics. Both activity and toxicities largely stem from unleashing tumor- or host-specific cytotoxic T cells. Many patients seen in routine clinical practice have not qualified for or have been seriously underrepresented in immune checkpoint inhibitor clinical trials. Thus, a major gap in knowledge regarding the safety and efficacy of these agents persists in many populations, even after regulatory approval...
February 27, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241075/the-transcriptome-of-hiv-1-infected-intestinal-cd4-t-cells-exposed-to-enteric-bacteria
#6
Alyson C Yoder, Kejun Guo, Stephanie M Dillon, Tzu Phang, Eric J Lee, Michael S Harper, Karen Helm, John C Kappes, Christina Ochsenbauer, Martin D McCarter, Cara C Wilson, Mario L Santiago
Global transcriptome studies can help pinpoint key cellular pathways exploited by viruses to replicate and cause pathogenesis. Previous data showed that laboratory-adapted HIV-1 triggers significant gene expression changes in CD4+ T cell lines and mitogen-activated CD4+ T cells from peripheral blood. However, HIV-1 primarily targets mucosal compartments during acute infection in vivo. Moreover, early HIV-1 infection causes extensive depletion of CD4+ T cells in the gastrointestinal tract that herald persistent inflammation due to the translocation of enteric microbes to the systemic circulation...
February 27, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241053/release-of-hiv-1-sequestered-in-the-vesicles-of-oral-and-genital-mucosal-epithelial-cells-by-epithelial-lymphocyte-interaction
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Aizezi Yasen, Rossana Herrera, Kristina Rosbe, Kathy Lien, Sharof M Tugizov
Oropharyngeal mucosal epithelia of fetuses/neonates/infants and the genital epithelia of adults play a critical role in HIV-1 mother-to-child transmission and sexual transmission of virus, respectively. To study the mechanisms of HIV-1 transmission through mucosal epithelium, we established polarized tonsil, cervical and foreskin epithelial cells. Analysis of HIV-1 transmission through epithelial cells showed that approximately 0.05% of initially inoculated virions transmigrated via epithelium. More than 90% of internalized virions were sequestered in the endosomes of epithelial cells, including multivesicular bodies (MVBs) and vacuoles...
February 27, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240871/photoinduced-stark-effects-and-mechanism-of-ion-displacement-in-perovskite-solar-cell-materials
#8
Meysam Pazoki, T Jesper Jacobsson, Jolla Kullgren, Erik M J Johansson, Anders Hagfeldt, Gerrit Boschloo, Tomas Edvinsson
Organometallic halide perovskites (OMHPs) have recently emerged as a promising class of materials in photovoltaic technology. Here we present an in-depth investigation of the physics in these systems by measuring the photo-induced absorption (PIA) in OMHPs as a function of materials composition, excitation wavelength and modulation frequency. We report a photoinduced Stark effect that depends on the excitation wavelength and on the dipole strength of the monovalent cations in the A position of the ABX3 perovskite...
February 27, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240761/hepatocellular-carcinoma-and-cxcr3-chemokines-a-narrative-review
#9
E Giusy, F Poupak
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) results from several factors like viral hepatitis infection [hepatitis B, or C (25%)] or occupational exposure. T-helper (Th)1 inflammatory cells, characterized by interferon (IFN)-γ and interleukin (IL)-2 secretion, predominate in the liver during chronic HCV infection, and chemokines attracting these cells are particularly important in disease progression. Among C-X-C chemokines, the non-ELR group [as IFN-γ-induced protein 10 (IP-10), monokine induced by IFN-γ (MIG) and IFN-inducible T-cell-alpha chemoattractant (I-TAC)], attracts Th1-cells interacting with chemokine C-X-C receptor (CXCR3)...
January 2017: La Clinica Terapeutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240604/autocrine-lysophosphatidic-acid-signaling-activates-%C3%AE-catenin-and-promotes-lung-allograft-fibrosis
#10
Pengxiu Cao, Yoshiro Aoki, Linda Badri, Natalie M Walker, Casey M Manning, Amir Lagstein, Eric R Fearon, Vibha N Lama
Tissue fibrosis is the primary cause of long-term graft failure after organ transplantation. In lung allografts, progressive terminal airway fibrosis leads to an irreversible decline in lung function termed bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS). Here, we have identified an autocrine pathway linking nuclear factor of activated T cells 2 (NFAT1), autotaxin (ATX), lysophosphatidic acid (LPA), and β-catenin that contributes to progression of fibrosis in lung allografts. Mesenchymal cells (MCs) derived from fibrotic lung allografts (BOS MCs) demonstrated constitutive nuclear β-catenin expression that was dependent on autocrine ATX secretion and LPA signaling...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240301/pplase-of-dermatophagoides-farinae-promotes-ovalbumin-induced-airway-allergy-by-modulating-the-functions-of-dendritic-cells-in-a-mouse-model
#11
Hui Wang, Lihua Mo, Xiaojun Xiao, Shu An, Xiaoyu Liu, Jinge Ba, Weifang Wu, Pixin Ran, Pingchang Yang, Zhigang Liu
Our previous studies revealed that many proteins in addition to the known allergens of D. farinae have not been fully characterized. We observed that Pplase did not respond to serum collected from patients sensitized to D. farinae. In a mouse model, Pplase significantly enhanced airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) and Th2 responses induced by ovalbumin (OVA) compared with mice treated with OVA alone. Moreover, exposure to Pplase significantly increased the expression of IRF4, CD80, CD83, MHCII and TNF-α in DC2...
February 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240253/proteomic-analysis-of-the-mediator-complex-interactome-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
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Henriette Uthe, Jens T Vanselow, Andreas Schlosser
Here we present the most comprehensive analysis of the yeast Mediator complex interactome to date. Particularly gentle cell lysis and co-immunopurification conditions allowed us to preserve even transient protein-protein interactions and to comprehensively probe the molecular environment of the Mediator complex in the cell. Metabolic (15)N-labeling thereby enabled stringent discrimination between bona fide interaction partners and nonspecifically captured proteins. Our data indicates a functional role for Mediator beyond transcription initiation...
February 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240251/development-of-a-pipeline-for-automated-high-throughput-analysis-of-paraspeckle-proteins-reveals-specific-roles-for-importin-%C3%AE-proteins
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Andrew T Major, Yoichi Miyamoto, Camden Y Lo, David A Jans, Kate L Loveland
We developed a large-scale, unbiased analysis method to measure how functional variations in importin (IMP) α2, IMPα4 and IMPα6 each influence PSPC1 and SFPQ nuclear accumulation and their localization to paraspeckles. This addresses the hypothesis that individual IMP protein activities determine cargo nuclear access to influence cell fate outcomes. We previously demonstrated that modulating IMPα2 levels alters paraspeckle protein 1 (PSPC1) nuclear accumulation and affects its localization into a subnuclear domain that affects RNA metabolism and cell survival, the paraspeckle...
February 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239679/adenovirus-serotype-5-vaccine-vectors-trigger-il-27-dependent-inhibitory-cd4-t-cell-responses-that-impair-cd8-t-cell-function
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Rafael A Larocca, Nicholas M Provine, Malika Aid, M Justin Iampietro, Erica N Borducchi, Alexander Badamchi-Zadeh, Peter Abbink, David Ng'ang'a, Christine A Bricault, Eryn Blass, Pablo Penaloza-MacMaster, Kathryn E Stephenson, Dan H Barouch
Adenovirus serotype 5 (Ad5) vaccine vectors elicit robust CD8(+) T cell responses, but these responses typically exhibit a partially exhausted phenotype. However, the immunologic mechanism by which Ad5 vectors induce dysfunctional CD8(+) T cells has not previously been elucidated. Here we demonstrate that, following immunization of B6 mice, Ad5 vectors elicit antigen-specific IL-10(+)CD4(+) T cells with a distinct transcriptional profile in a dose-dependent fashion. In rhesus monkeys, we similarly observed upregulated expression of IL-10 and PD-1 by CD4(+) T cells following Ad5 vaccination...
November 2016: Science Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239656/autoreactive-helper-t-cells-alleviate-the-need-for-intrinsic-tlr-signaling-in-autoreactive-b-cell-activation
#15
Josephine R Giles, Adriana Turqueti Neves, Ann Marshak-Rothstein, Mark J Shlomchik
T cells play a significant role in the pathogenesis of systemic autoimmune diseases, including systemic lupus erythematosus; however, there is relatively little information on the nature and specificity of autoreactive T cells. Identifying such cells has been technically difficult because they are likely to be rare and low affinity. Here, we report a method for identifying autoreactive T cell clones that recognize proteins contained in autoantibody immune complexes, providing direct evidence that functional autoreactive helper T cells exist in the periphery of normal mice...
February 23, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239647/enhanced-fcgr2a-and-fcgr3a-signaling-by-hiv-viremic-controller-igg
#16
Raymond A Alvarez, Ana M Maestre, Kenneth Law, Natasha D Durham, Maria Ines Barria, Akiko Ishii-Watabe, Minoru Tada, Manav Kapoor, Mathew T Hotta, Gabriela Rodriguez-Caprio, Daniel S Fierer, Ana Fernandez-Sesma, Viviana Simon, Benjamin K Chen
HIV-1 viremic controllers (VC) spontaneously control infection without antiretroviral treatment. Several studies indicate that IgG Abs from VCs induce enhanced responses from immune effector cells. Since signaling through Fc-γ receptors (FCGRs) modulate these Ab-driven responses, here we examine if enhanced FCGR activation is a common feature of IgG from VCs. Using an infected cell-based system, we observed that VC IgG stimulated greater FCGR2A and FCGR3A activation as compared with noncontrollers, independent of the magnitude of HIV-specific Ab binding or virus neutralization activities...
February 23, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239467/ccr7-selected-gene-modified-t-cells-maintain-a-central-memory-phenotype-and-display-enhanced-persistence-in-peripheral-blood-in-vivo
#17
Gray Kueberuwa, Hannah Gornall, Erik Marcelo Alcantar-Orozco, Deborah Bouvier, Zainul Abedin Kapacee, Robert Edward Hawkins, David Edward Gilham
BACKGROUND: Adoptive T cell immunotherapy (ATCT) for cancer entails infusing patients with T cells that recognise and destroy tumour cells. Efficient engraftment of T cells and persistence in the circulation correlate with favourable clinical outcomes. T cells of early differentiation possess an increased capacity for proliferation and therefore persistence, using these cells for ATCT could therefore lead to improved clinical outcomes. METHOD: We describe a method to enrich T cells of early differentiation status using paramagnetic beads and antibodies targeting cells expressing C-C motif chemokine receptor 7 (CCR7)...
2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239379/estrogen-receptor-dependent-regulation-of-dendritic-cell-development-and-function
#18
REVIEW
Sophie Laffont, Cyril Seillet, Jean-Charles Guéry
Autoimmunity, infectious diseases and cancer affect women and men differently. Because they tend to develop more vigorous adaptive immune responses than men, women are less susceptible to some infectious diseases but also at higher risk of autoimmunity. The regulation of immune responses by sex-dependent factors probably involves several non-redundant mechanisms. A privileged area of study, however, concerns the role of sex steroid hormones in the biology of innate immune cells, especially dendritic cells (DCs)...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239367/b10-cell-frequencies-and-suppressive-capacity-in-myasthenia-gravis-are-associated-with-disease-severity
#19
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/28239332/characterization-of-the-circumlimbal-suture-model-of-chronic-iop-elevation-in-mice-and-assessment-of-changes-in-gene-expression-of-stretch-sensitive-channels
#20
Da Zhao, Christine T O Nguyen, Vickie H Y Wong, Jeremiah K H Lim, Zheng He, Andrew I Jobling, Erica L Fletcher, Holly R Chinnery, Algis J Vingrys, Bang V Bui
To consider whether a circumlimbal suture can be used to chronically elevate intraocular pressure (IOP) in mice and to assess its effect on retinal structure, function and gene expression of stretch sensitive channels. Anesthetized adult C57BL6/J mice had a circumlimbal suture (10/0) applied around the equator of one eye. In treated eyes (n = 23) the suture was left in place for 12 weeks whilst in sham control eyes the suture was removed at day two (n = 17). Contralateral eyes served as untreated controls. IOP was measured after surgery and once a week thereafter...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
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