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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040945/quercetin-protects-mouse-liver-against-triptolide-induced-hepatic-injury-by-restoring-th17-treg-balance-through-tim-3-and-tlr4-myd88-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway
#1
Cai-Bing Wei, Kun Tao, Rong Jiang, Lian-Di Zhou, Qi-Hui Zhang, Chun-Su Yuan
Triptolide (TP) is a diterpene triepoxide with various biological activities, but its clinical applications have been limited by potential hepatotoxicity, which can be attributed to T helper 17 (Th17)/T regulatory (Treg) cell imbalance. Quercetin (QE), a natural flavonoid, has been reported to have many benefits and medicinal properties, including hepatoprotective activity against TP-induced liver injury. However, the hepatoprotection mechanisms have not been clarified. The present study was designed to explore the protective effect and the mechanism of QE against TP-induced liver injury...
October 14, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040756/tcdd-ficz-and-other-high-affinity-ahr-ligands-dose-dependently-determine-the-fate-of-cd4-t-cell-differentiation
#2
Allison K Ehrlich, Jamie M Pennington, William H Bisson, Siva K Kolluri, Nancy I Kerkvliet
FICZ and TCDD, two high affinity AhR ligands, are reported to have opposite effects on T cell differentiation with TCDD inducing regulatory T cells and FICZ inducing Th17 cells. This dichotomy has been attributed to ligand-intrinsic differences in AhR activation, although differences in sensitivity to metabolism complicates the issue. TCDD is resistant to AhR-induced metabolism and produces sustained AhR activation following a single dose in the μg/kg range while FICZ is rapidly metabolized and AhR activation is transient...
October 13, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035886/response-gene-to-complement-32-promotes-the-imbalance-of-treg-th17-in-patients-with-dilated-cardiomyopathy
#3
Bailing Li, Wei Zhou, Xiaojun Tang, Wei Wang, Jiajun Pan, Mengwei Tan
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The imbalance of Treg/Th17 cells plays important role in the pathogenesis of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). Response gene to complement (RGC)-32 is a cell cycle regulator that plays an important role in cell proliferation. We evaluated whether the upregulation of RGC-32 was implicated in the homeostasis of Treg/Th17 cells in DCM. METHODS: The levels of plasma RGC-32, IL-17 and TGF-β1, and the frequencies of circulating CD4+ RGC-32+ T cells, Th17 and Treg cells in patients with DCM were determined by Cytokine-specific sandwich ELISA and the flow cytometer (FCM), respectively...
October 16, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035452/role-of-cytokines-in-the-pathogenesis-of-visceral-leishmaniasis
#4
REVIEW
Ramesh Kumar, Madhav Bhatia, Kalpana Pai
Infection in humans with Leishmania manifests into a spectrum of diseases. The manifestations of the disease depend on the resultant evasion of the parasite to immune responses namely macrophages, which is an exclusive host of leishmania. The B cells valiantly mount antibody responses, however to no avail as the Leishmania parasites occupy the intracellular niches of the macrophages. Extensive studies have been documented on the role of cell-mediated immunity (CMI) in protection and counter survival strategies of the parasites leading to down-regulation of CMI...
October 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035111/identification-of-atopic-dermatitis-phenotypes-with-good-responses-to-probiotics-lactobacillus-plantarum-cjlp133-in-children
#5
J Kim, B S Lee, B Kim, I Na, J Lee, J Y Lee, M R Park, H Kim, I Sohn, K Ahn
The therapeutic effect of probiotics in atopic dermatitis (AD) remains controversial and varies according to the individual patient. We aimed to identify a population of AD patients with a good clinical response to probiotic treatment. We recruited 76 children with a median age of 7.1 years who suffered from moderate to severe AD. After a 2-week washout period, all patients were given Lactobacillus plantarum CJLP133 at a dosage of 1×10(10) colony-forming units once a day for 12 weeks. We measured eosinophil counts in the peripheral blood, the proportion of CD4(+)CD25(+)Foxp3(+) regulatory T (Treg) cells in CD4(+) T cells, serum total immunoglobulin E (IgE) levels, and specific IgE against common allergens before the start of the treatment (T1) and at discontinuation (T2)...
October 13, 2017: Beneficial Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034636/-high-dose-heat-shock-protein-gp96-immunization-prevents-type-1-diabetes-via-inducing-regulatory-t-cells
#6
Mi Chen, Xinghui Li, Huaguo Zheng, Songdong Meng
Type 1 diabetes (T1D), the most prevalent human autoimmune disease, occurs in genetically susceptible individuals. Regulatory T cells (Tregs) are defective in T1D setting. Therefore, efforts to repair or restore Tregs in T1D may prevent or reverse this autoimmune disease. Here, we studied the potential role of rgp96 in preventing T1D, using non-obese diabetic (NOD) mice as an animal model. High-dose rgp96 immunization elicited efficient protection of mice against T1D, as evidenced by stable blood glucose, decreased disease incidence...
December 25, 2016: Sheng Wu Gong Cheng Xue Bao, Chinese Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034313/newly-characterized-murine-undifferentiated-sarcoma-models-sensitive-to-virotherapy-with-oncolytic-hsv-1-m002
#7
Eric K Ring, Rong Li, Blake P Moore, Li Nan, Virginia M Kelly, Xiaosi Han, Elizabeth A Beierle, James M Markert, Jianmei W Leavenworth, G Yancey Gillespie, Gregory K Friedman
Despite advances in conventional chemotherapy, surgical techniques, and radiation, outcomes for patients with relapsed, refractory, or metastatic soft tissue sarcomas are dismal. Survivors often suffer from lasting morbidity from current treatments. New targeted therapies with less toxicity, such as those that harness the immune system, and immunocompetent murine sarcoma models to test these therapies are greatly needed. We characterized two new serendipitous murine models of undifferentiated sarcoma (SARC-28 and SARC-45) and tested their sensitivity to virotherapy with oncolytic herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1)...
December 15, 2017: Molecular Therapy Oncolytics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033951/sphingosine-1-phosphate-receptor-5-modulates-early-stage-processes-during-fibrogenesis-in-a-mouse-model-of-systemic-sclerosis-a-pilot-study
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Katrin G Schmidt, Martina Herrero San Juan, Sandra Trautmann, Lucija Berninger, Anja Schwiebs, Florian M Ottenlinger, Dominique Thomas, Frank Zaucke, Josef M Pfeilschifter, Heinfried H Radeke
Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a rare multi-organ autoimmune disease characterized by progressive skin fibrosis. Inflammation, type 2 immunity, and fibrogenic processes are involved in disease development and may be affected by sphingolipids. However, details about early-stage pathophysiological mechanisms and implicated mediators remain elusive. The sphingolipid sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) is elevated in the sera of SSc patients, and its receptor S1P5 is expressed in skin tissue. Nevertheless, almost nothing is known about the dermatological contribution of S1P5 to inflammatory and pro-fibrotic processes leading to the pathological changes seen in SSc...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033948/unique-features-of-pancreatic-resident-regulatory-t-cells-in-autoimmune-type-1-diabetes
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REVIEW
Jingli Lu, Chaoqi Zhang, Lifeng Li, Wenhua Xue, Chengliang Zhang, Xiaojian Zhang
Recent progress in regulatory T cells (Tregs) biology emphasizes the importance of understanding tissue-resident Tregs in response to tissue-specific environment. Now, emerging evidence suggests that pancreatic-resident forkhead box P3(+) Tregs have distinguishable effects on the suppression of over-exuberant immune responses in autoimmune type 1 diabetes (T1D). Thus, there is growing interest in elucidating the role of pancreatic-resident Tregs that function and evolve in the local environment. In this review, we discuss the phenotype and function of Tregs residing in pancreatic tissues and pancreatic lymph nodes, with emphasis on the unique subpopulations of Tregs that control the disease progression in the context of T1D...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033945/improved-efficacy-of-oral-immunotherapy-using-non-digestible-oligosaccharides-in-a-murine-cow-s-milk-allergy-model-a-potential-role-for-foxp3-regulatory-t-cells
#10
Marlotte M Vonk, Mara A P Diks, Laura Wagenaar, Joost J Smit, Raymond H H Pieters, Johan Garssen, Betty C A M van Esch, Léon M J Knippels
BACKGROUND: Oral immunotherapy (OIT) is a promising therapeutic approach to treat food allergic patients. However, there are some concerns regarding its safety and long-term efficacy. The use of non-digestible oligosaccharides might improve OIT efficacy since they are known to directly modulate intestinal epithelial and immune cells in addition to acting as prebiotics. AIM: To investigate whether a diet supplemented with plant-derived fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) supports the efficacy of OIT in a murine cow's milk allergy model and to elucidate the potential mechanisms involved...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033934/ebi3-prevents-trypanosoma-cruzi-induced-myocarditis-by-dampening-ifn-%C3%AE-driven-inflammation
#11
Tiago Silva Medina, Gabriela Gonçalves Oliveira, Maria Cláudia Silva, Bruna Araújo David, Grace Kelly Silva, Denise Morais Fonseca, Renata Sesti-Costa, Amanda Farage Frade, Monique Andrade Baron, Barbara Ianni, Alexandre Costa Pereira, Christophe Chevillard, Edécio Cunha-Neto, José Antonio Marin-Neto, João Santana Silva
The identification of anti-inflammatory mediators can reveal important targetable molecules capable of counterbalancing Trypanosoma cruzi-induced myocarditis. Composed of Ebi3 and IL-27p28 subunits, IL-27 is produced by myeloid cells and is able to suppress inflammation by inducing IL-10-producing Tr1 cells, thus emerging as a potential candidate to ameliorate cardiac inflammation induced by T. cruzi. Although IL-27 has been extensively characterized as a suppressive cytokine that prevents liver immunopathogenesis after T...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033080/reconstitution-of-th17-tc17-and-treg-cells-after-paediatric-haematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-impact-of-interleukin-7
#12
Katrine Kielsen, Lars P Ryder, David Lennox-Hvenekilde, Monika Gad, Claus H Nielsen, Carsten Heilmann, Marianne Ifversen, Anders Elm Pedersen, Klaus Müller
Successful reconstitution of T lymphocytes after allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is needed to establish the graft-versus-leukaemia effect and an effective anti-microbial defense, but the ratio between functionally different T-cell subsets needs to be balanced to avoid graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). IL-7 is essential for T-cell generation in the thymus and peripheral T-cell homeostasis. High IL-7 levels have been associated with impaired T-cell reconstitution, increased risk of acute GVHD and treatment-related mortality, but the underlying cellular mechanisms behind these associations have not been investigated previously...
October 9, 2017: Immunobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032654/tyndallized-lactobacillus-plantarum-hy7712-restores-whole-body-%C3%AE-irradiation-impaired-th-cell-differentiation-in-mice
#13
Se-Eun Jang, Da-Bin Ko, Young-Tae Ahn, Jae-Hun Shim, Cha Soon Kim, Dong Hyun Kim
In the present study, we investigated the effect of tyndallized HY7712 (tHY7712) on the expression of Th cell specific transcription factors and cytokines in whole body γ-irradiated mice. Oral administration of tHY7712 strongly recovered γ-irradiation-suppressed expression of helper T (Th) cell- and regulatory T (Treg) cell-related transcription factors and cytokines such as T-bet, Foxp3, IFN-γ, TNF-α, and IL-10 and suppressed Th2 cell-associated transcription factor and cytokine GATA3 and IL-5, respectively...
October 14, 2017: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032329/successful-transdermal-allergen-delivery-and-allergen-specific-immunotherapy-using-biodegradable-microneedle-patches
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Ji Hye Kim, Jung U Shin, Seo Hyeong Kim, Ji Yeon Noh, Hye Ran Kim, Jungsoo Lee, Howard Chu, Kyoung Yong Jeong, Kyung Hee Park, Jung Dong Kim, Hong Kee Kim, Do Hyeon Jeong, Tai-Soon Yong, Jung-Won Park, Kwang Hoon Lee
Allergen-specific immunotherapy (SIT) is an effective treatment modality for allergic diseases such as atopic dermatitis (AD). However, frequent visits over a 3-year period as well as looming adverse events tend to discourage patient compliance. Therefore, a more convenient, effective, and safe method of SIT is needed. For several decades, use of microneedles has been promoted as an efficient and precise transdermal drug delivery method. In this study, we developed Dermatophagoides farinae (D. farinae) extract (DfE)-loaded microneedle patches, and evaluated their safety and efficacy as a novel SIT method...
October 4, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032059/is-the-adaptive-immune-response-in-murine-trypanosoma-cruzi-infection-influenced-by-zinc-supplementation
#15
Cássia Mariana Bronzon da Costa, Marina Del Vecchio Filipin, Fabrícia Helena Santello, Luiz Miguel Pereira, Miriam Paula Alonso Toldo, José Clóvis do Prado Júnior, Ana Amélia Carraro Abrahão
Chagas disease afflicts 7 to 8 million people worldwide and congenital Chagas' disease usually leads to changes in the maternal environment, culminating in fetal adaptations. Several articles have described the importance of micronutrients on pregnancy, which is sensitive to infections. In Trypanosoma cruzi endemic regions, the Chagas disease is aggravated by the lack of micronutrients in an average diet, to which pregnant women are more susceptible. The aim of this study was to evaluate distinct T cells phenotypes and intracellular cytokines by flow cytometry in pregnant Wistar rats under zinc therapy during experimental Chagas' disease...
October 11, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032004/tnfr2-a-novel-target-for-cancer-immunotherapy
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REVIEW
Éva S Vanamee, Denise L Faustman
Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) have revolutionized cancer therapy but exhibit variable efficacy and relapse and can induce autoimmunity. Tumor necrosis factor (TNF) receptor 2 (TNFR2) is a signaling molecule found on the surface of a subset of potent regulatory T cells (Tregs) that can activate the proliferation of these cells through nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB). TNFR2 is also abundantly expressed on the surface of many human tumors. We propose that blocking TNFR2 might target abundant TNFR2(+) tumor-infiltrating Tregs and directly kill TNFR2-expressing tumors...
October 11, 2017: Trends in Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030251/intravenous-immunoglobulin-ivig-treatment-modulates-peripheral-blood-th17-and-regulatory-t-cells-in-recurrent-miscarriage-patients-non-randomized-open-label-clinical-trial
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Majid Ahmadi, Sanaz Abbaspour Aghdam, Mohammad Nouri, Zohreh Babaloo, Laya Farzadi, Aliye Ghasemzadeh, Kobra Hamdi, Ali Akbar Movassaghpour, Farhad Jadidi-Niaragh, Amir Afkham, Morteza Motallebnezhad, Shadi Eghbal-Fard, Sanam Dolati, Vahid Younesi, Mehdi Yousefi
BACKGROUND: Th17 cells and Treg cells have been proposed as new risk factors for recurrent miscarriage (RM). In this study, we investigated the effect of Intravenous immunoglobulin G (IVIG) on the levels and function of Th17 and Treg cells and pregnancy outcome in women with RM. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 94 pregnant women with RM were enrolled in this study. Blood was drawn at the time of positive pregnancy. On the same day, IVIG 400mg/kg was administered intravenously for 44 patients...
October 10, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028770/expression-and-clinical-correlations-of-co-stimulatory-molecules-on-peripheral-t-lymphocyte-subsets-of-early-stage-severe-sepsis-a-prospective-observational-study
#18
Yi Lu, Le An, Qiang Liu, Chunsheng Li
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the expression and clinical correlations of co-stimulatory molecules on peripheral T cell subsets of severe sepsis (SS) patients. METHODS: Blood samples of patients with community-acquired pneumonia associated SS and healthy controls (HCs) were analyzed. SS patients were followed up for 28 days. Co-stimulatory molecules expression on T cell subsets was determined by flow cytometry analysis. The clinical correlations of these parameters were examined...
October 12, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027915/a-combination-of-immune-checkpoint-inhibition-with-metronomic-chemotherapy-as-a-way-of-targeting-therapy-resistant-cancer-cells
#19
REVIEW
Irina Kareva
Therapeutic resistance remains a major obstacle in treating many cancers, particularly in advanced stages. It is likely that cytotoxic lymphocytes (CTLs) have the potential to eliminate therapy-resistant cancer cells. However, their effectiveness may be limited either by the immunosuppressive tumor microenvironment, or by immune cell death induced by cytotoxic treatments. High-frequency low-dose (also known as metronomic) chemotherapy can help improve the activity of CTLs by providing sufficient stimulation for cytotoxic immune cells without excessive depletion...
October 13, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024606/role-of-the-tslp-dc-ox40l-pathway-in-asthma-pathogenesis-and-airway-inflammation-in-mice
#20
Shuang Feng, Li Zhang, Xu-Hua Bian, Ying Luo, Guang-Hui Qin, Rui-Ming Shi
This study aims to explore the effect of the TSLP/DC/OX40L pathway in asthma pathogenesis and airway inflammation in mice. Sixty-five male BALF/c mice were divided into the control, asthma, IgG + asthma (IgG, 500 g/500 l, intratracheal injection of 50 l each time), LY294002 (OX40L inhibitor) + asthma (intratracheal injection of 2 mg/kg LY294002), and anti-TSLP + asthma (intratracheal injection of 500 ug/500 l TSLP antibody, 50 l each time) groups. ELISA was applied to measure the serum levels of IgE, ovalbumin (OVA)-sIgE, interleukin-4 (IL-4), IL-5, IL-13 and interferon-γ (IFN-γ), flow cytometry was employed to detect Treg cells and dendritic cell (DC) and lymphopoiesis...
October 12, 2017: Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Biochimie et Biologie Cellulaire
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