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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821806/longitudinal-study-of-changes-in-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cells-and-cd4-t-cells-upon-asymptomatic-malaria-infection-in-indonesian-children
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Sanne E de Jong, Vera E R Asscher, Linda J Wammes, Aprilianto E Wiria, Firdaus Hamid, Erliyani Sartono, Taniawati Supali, Hermelijn H Smits, Adrian J F Luty, Maria Yazdanbakhsh
Both γδ T cells and CD4(+) T cells have been implicated in immunity to malaria, but their association with natural gain or loss of infection has not been studied before. Therefore, we followed up asymptomatic children living in an area endemic for malaria in Indonesia for 21 months. The percentage of γδ T cells was related to both current and previous infection, with higher percentages in infected than uninfected children and declining after infections resolve. Infected children also had higher levels of Th1 and Th17 cells, lower levels of CD25(Hi) FOXP3(+) regulatory T cells (Tregs), but similar levels of Th2 cells as compared to uninfected children...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821503/anti-ctla4-and-anti-pd-1-act-on-distinct-t-cell-populations
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(no author information available yet)
Both anti-PD-1 and anti-CTLA4 target subpopulations of exhausted-like CD8(+) T cells.
August 18, 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821152/the-common-lavender-lavandula-angustifolia-mill-pectic-polysaccharides-modulate-phagocytic-leukocytes-and-intestinal-peyer-s-patch-cells
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Yordan N Georgiev, Berit S Paulsen, Hiroaki Kiyohara, Milan Ciz, Manol H Ognyanov, Ondrej Vasicek, Frode Rise, Petko N Denev, Haruki Yamada, Antonin Lojek, Vesselin Kussovski, Hilde Barsett, Albert I Krastanov, Irina Z Yanakieva, Maria G Kratchanova
Two pectic (chPS-L1, chPS-L2) and one polyphenolic (chPP-L) fractions were obtained from lavender flowers after boiling water extraction, exhaustive removing of alcohol-soluble molecules and SEC. chPS-L1 (52.4kDa) contains mainly low-acetylated and high-methoxylated homogalacturonans (HG), and smaller rhamnogalacturonan (RG) I backbone fragments rich in 1,3,5-branched arabinan and arabinogalactan (AG) II side chains. chPS-L2 (21.8kDa) contains predominantly similarly esterified HG, followed by RGI with AGII structures and RGII...
October 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815535/history-discovery-and-classification-of-lncrnas
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Julien Jarroux, Antonin Morillon, Marina Pinskaya
The RNA World Hypothesis suggests that prebiotic life revolved around RNA instead of DNA and proteins. Although modern cells have changed significantly in 4 billion years, RNA has maintained its central role in cell biology. Since the discovery of DNA at the end of the nineteenth century, RNA has been extensively studied. Many discoveries such as housekeeping RNAs (rRNA, tRNA, etc.) supported the messenger RNA model that is the pillar of the central dogma of molecular biology, which was first devised in the late 1950s...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814753/the-psi-yeast-prion-does-not-wildly-affect-proteome-composition-whereas-selective-pressure-exerted-on-psi-cells-can-promote-aneuploidy
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Patrick H W Chan, Lisa Lee, Erin Kim, Tony Hui, Nikolay Stoynov, Roy Nassar, Michelle Moksa, Dale M Cameron, Martin Hirst, Joerg Gsponer, Thibault Mayor
The yeast Sup35 protein is a subunit of the translation termination factor, and its conversion to the [PSI (+)] prion state leads to more translational read-through. Although extensive studies have been done on [PSI (+)], changes at the proteomic level have not been performed exhaustively. We therefore used a SILAC-based quantitative mass spectrometry approach and identified 4187 proteins from both [psi (-)] and [PSI (+)] strains. Surprisingly, there was very little difference between the two proteomes under standard growth conditions...
August 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814068/the-activation-of-nlrp3-inflammsome-by-stimulation-of-diesel-exhaust-particles-in-lung-tissues-from-emphysema-model-and-raw-264-7-cell-line
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Soo-Taek Uh, So My Koo, Yangki Kim, Kiup Kim, Sungwoo Park, An Soo Jang, Dojin Kim, Yong Hoon Kim, Choon-Sik Park
Background/Aims: Diesel exhaust particles (DEPs) lead to elevation of reactive oxygen species, which can activate the nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain-like receptor (NLR) family members containing the pyrin domain 3 (NLRP3)-inf lammasome. In this study, we elucidated whether NLRP3 -inf lammasome is activated by DEPs and whether antioxidants (N-acetylcysteine [NAC]) could inhibit such activation. Methods: RAW 264.7 cells and ex vivo lung tissues explants obtained from elastase-induced emphysema animal models were stimulated with cigarette smoking extract (CSE), DEPs, and lipopolysaccharide, and levels of interleukin-1β (IL-1β), caspase-1 and nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain-like receptor (NLR) family members containing the pyrin domain (NLRP3)-inflammasome were assessed by Western blotting and immunohistochemistry...
August 18, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813513/validation-of-commercial-mas-receptor-antibodies-for-utilization-in-western-blotting-immunofluorescence-and-immunohistochemistry-studies
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Valeria Burghi, Natalia Cristina Fernández, Yamila Belén Gándola, Verónica Gabriela Piazza, Diego Tomás Quiroga, Érica Guilhen Mario, Janaína Felix Braga, Michael Bader, Robson Augusto Souza Santos, Fernando Pablo Dominici, Marina Cecilia Muñoz
Mas receptor (MasR) is a G protein-coupled receptor proposed as a candidate for mediating the angiotensin (Ang)-converting enzyme 2-Ang (1-7) protective axis of renin-angiotensin system. Because the role of this receptor is not definitively clarified, determination of MasR tissue distribution and expression levels constitutes a critical knowledge to fully understanding its function. Commercially available antibodies have been widely employed for MasR protein localization and quantification, but they have not been adequately validated...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808284/molecular-rationale-behind-the-differential-substrate-specificity-of-bacterial-rnd-multi-drug-transporters
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Venkata Krishnan Ramaswamy, Attilio V Vargiu, Giuliano Malloci, Jürg Dreier, Paolo Ruggerone
Resistance-Nodulation-cell Division (RND) transporters AcrB and AcrD of Escherichia coli expel a wide range of substrates out of the cell in conjunction with AcrA and TolC, contributing to the onset of bacterial multidrug resistance. Despite sharing an overall sequence identity of ~66% (similarity ~80%), these RND transporters feature distinct substrate specificity patterns whose underlying basis remains elusive. We performed exhaustive comparative analyses of the putative substrate binding pockets considering crystal structures, homology models and conformations extracted from multi-copy μs-long molecular dynamics simulations of both AcrB and AcrD...
August 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806406/terminal-differentiation-of-t-cells-is-strongly-associated-with-cmv-infection-and-increased-in-hiv-positive-individuals-on-art-and-lifestyle-matched-controls
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Thijs Booiman, Ferdinand W Wit, Arginell F Girigorie, Irma Maurer, Davide De Francesco, Caroline A Sabin, Agnes M Harskamp, Maria Prins, Claudio Franceschi, Steven G Deeks, Alan Winston, Peter Reiss, Neeltje A Kootstra
HIV-1-positive individuals on successful antiretroviral therapy (ART) are reported to have higher rates of age-associated non-communicable comorbidities (AANCCs). HIV-associated immune dysfunction has been suggested to contribute to increased AANCC risk. Here we performed a cross-sectional immune phenotype analysis of T cells in ART-treated HIV-1-positive individuals with undetectable vireamia (HIV-positives) and HIV-1-negative individuals (HIV-negatives) over 45 years of age. In addition, two control groups were studied: HIV negative adults selected based on lifestyle and demographic factors (Co-morBidity in Relation to AIDS, or COBRA) and unselected age-matched donors from a blood bank...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804562/premature-exhaustion-of-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-from-myelodysplastic-syndrome-patients
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Yanbin Pang, Chengxin Deng, Suxia Geng, Jianyu Weng, Peilong Lai, Pengjun Liao, Lingji Zeng, Zesheng Lu, Jing Zhang, Xin Du
Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) predominantly occurs in aging people. Over the past decades, the cellular and molecular pathologies of MDS cells have been intensively investigated. However, how the bone marrow stromal niches are altered during MDS development remains elusive. In this study, we attempted to isolate and characterize mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) from 30 MDS patients. We observed that only 9/30 bone marrow aspirations from MDS patients successfully formed a monolayer in vitro, while 17/17 bone marrow aspirations from normal donors (median age 45 years, range: 22-73 years) succeeded in this process...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803728/distinct-cellular-mechanisms-underlie-anti-ctla-4-and-anti-pd-1-checkpoint-blockade
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Spencer C Wei, Jacob H Levine, Alexandria P Cogdill, Yang Zhao, Nana-Ama A S Anang, Miles C Andrews, Padmanee Sharma, Jing Wang, Jennifer A Wargo, Dana Pe'er, James P Allison
Immune-checkpoint blockade is able to achieve durable responses in a subset of patients; however, we lack a satisfying comprehension of the underlying mechanisms of anti-CTLA-4- and anti-PD-1-induced tumor rejection. To address these issues, we utilized mass cytometry to comprehensively profile the effects of checkpoint blockade on tumor immune infiltrates in human melanoma and murine tumor models. These analyses reveal a spectrum of tumor-infiltrating T cell populations that are highly similar between tumor models and indicate that checkpoint blockade targets only specific subsets of tumor-infiltrating T cell populations...
August 9, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803494/prognostic-dna-methylation-markers-for-renal-cell-carcinoma-a-systematic-review
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Sophie C Joosten, Ivette Ag Deckers, Maureen J Aarts, Ann Hoeben, Joep G van Roermund, Kim M Smits, Veerle Melotte, Manon van Engeland, Vivianne C Tjan-Heijnen
AIM: Despite numerous published prognostic methylation markers for renal cell carcinoma (RCC), none of these have yet changed patient management. Our aim is to systematically review and evaluate the literature on prognostic DNA methylation markers for RCC. MATERIALS & METHODS: We conducted an exhaustive search of PubMed, EMBASE and MEDLINE up to April 2017 and identified 49 publications. Studies were reviewed according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) statement, assessed for their reporting quality using the Reporting Recommendations for Tumor Marker Prognostic Studies (REMARK) criteria, and were graded to determine the level of evidence (LOE) for each biomarker...
August 14, 2017: Epigenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803047/puromycin-based-inhibitors-of-aminopeptidases-for-the-potential-treatment-of-hematologic-malignancies
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Rohit Singh, Jessica Williams, Robert Vince
Substantial progress has been described in the study of puromycin and its analogs for antibiotic properties. However, the peptidase inhibitory activity of related analogs has not been explored as extensively. Specifically, inhibiting aminopeptidases for achieving antitumor effect has been sparsely investigated. Herein, we address this challenge by reporting the synthesis of a series of analogs based on the structural template of puromycin. We also present exhaustive biochemical and in vitro analyses in support of our thesis...
July 26, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800954/a-tim-3-oligonucleotide-aptamer-enhances-t-cell-functions-and-potentiates-tumor-immunity-in-mice
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Tal Gefen, Iris Castro, Darija Muharemagic, Yvonne Puplampu-Dove, Shradha Patel, Eli Gilboa
T cell immunoglobulin-3 (TIM-3) is a negative regulator of interferon-γ (IFN-γ) secreting CD4(+) T cells and CD8(+) T cytotoxic cells. Recent studies have highlighted the role of TIM-3 as an important mediator of CD8(+) T cell exhaustion in the setting of chronic viral infections and cancer. In murine tumor models, antibody blockade of TIM-3 with anti-TIM-3 antibodies as monotherapy has no or minimal antitumor activity, suggesting that TIM-3 signaling exerts an accessory or amplifying effect in keeping immune responses in check...
August 8, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800401/lupus-nephritis-and-b-cell-targeting-therapy
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Matthias Cassia, Federico Alberici, Maurizio Gallieni, David Jayne
Lupus Nephritis (LN) is a severe manifestation of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) with a significant prognostic impact. Over a prolonged course, an exhaustion of treatment alternatives may occur and further therapeutic options are needed. B cells play a pivotal role in disease pathogenesis and represent an attractive therapeutic target. Areas covered: This review provides an update regarding targeting B cells in LN. The rational for this approach, as well as currently available and future targets are discussed...
August 18, 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799903/ten-strategies-of-interferon-evasion-by-viruses
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REVIEW
Adolfo García-Sastre
Viruses infecting vertebrate hosts must overcome the interferon (IFN)-mediated antiviral response to replicate and propagate to new hosts. The complex regulation of the IFN response allows viruses to antagonize IFN at multiple levels. However, no single strategy appears to be the golden ticket, and viruses have adopted multiple means to dampen this host defense. This Review does not exhaustively cover all mechanisms of viral IFN antagonism. Rather it examines the ten most common strategies that viruses use to subvert the IFN response with examples from publications appearing in the last 10 years of Cell Host & Microbe...
August 9, 2017: Cell Host & Microbe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797787/t-cell-exhaustion-an-epigenetically-imprinted-phenotypic-and-functional-makeover
#17
Francesca Alfei, Dietmar Zehn
A recent article in Cell demonstrates that the absence of a single DNA methyltransferase, Dnmt3a, prevents cytotoxic T cells from acquiring the hypofunctional or exhausted phenotype typically seen in chronic viral infections and tumors. Upon establishing a causal relationship between exhaustion-associated epigenetic changes and reduced CD8(+) T cell function, the authors provided mechanistic evidence that exhaustion constitutes a specific differentiation program.
August 7, 2017: Trends in Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795823/correction-to-sun-and-chen-2017
#18
(no author information available yet)
Reports an error in "Is Political Behavior a Viable Coping Strategy to Perceived Organizational Politics? Unveiling the Underlying Resource Dynamics" by Shuhua Sun and Huaizhong Chen (Journal of Applied Psychology, Advanced Online Publication, May 22, 2017, np). Table 1 contained a formatting error. Correlation coefficient values in the last four cells of column 6 were misplaced with correlation coefficient values in the last four cells of column 7. All versions of this article have been corrected. (The following abstract of the original article appeared in record 2017-22542-001...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Applied Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794366/regression-of-crizotinib-associated-complex-cystic-lesions-after-switching-to-alectinib
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Kageaki Taima, Hisashi Tanaka, Yoshihito Tanaka, Masamichi Itoga, Shingo Takanashi, Sadatomo Tasaka
Crizotinib, which is effective in patients with anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) positive non-small cell lung cancer, is sometimes associated with the generation of complex renal cysts. A 56-year-old man with ALK positive adenocarcinoma received crizotinib. Ten months after the introduction of crizotinib, a cystic lesion developed from his right kidney to the iliopsoas muscle, accompanied by fever, anemia, and hypoproteinemia. After 17 months of treatment, crizotinib was switched to alectinib, followed by the recovery of hypoproteinemia and systemic inflammation...
August 10, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794233/characterization-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-specific-cells-using-mhc-class-ii-tetramers-reveals-phenotypic-differences-related-to-hiv-infection-and-tuberculosis-disease
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Natalie Strickland, Tracey L Müller, Natacha Berkowitz, Rene Goliath, Mary N Carrington, Robert J Wilkinson, Wendy A Burgers, Catherine Riou
A major challenge for the development of an effective vaccine against tuberculosis (TB) is that the attributes of protective CD4(+) T cell responses are still elusive for human TB. Infection with HIV type 1 is a major risk factor for TB, and a better understanding of HIV-induced alterations of Mycobacterium tuberculosis-specific CD4(+) T cells that leads to failed host resistance may provide insight into protective T cell immunity to TB. A total of 86 participants from a TB-endemic setting, either HIV-infected or uninfected and with latent or active TB (aTB), were screened using M...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
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