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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452225/seminars-in-cell-and-developmental-biology-human-dendritic-cell-immunodeficiencies
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REVIEW
Venetia Bigley, Urszula Cytlak, Matthew Collin
The critical functions of dendritic cells (DCs) in immunity and tolerance have been demonstrated in many animal models but their non-redundant roles in humans are more difficult to probe. Human primary immunodeficiency (PID), resulting from single gene mutations, may result in DC deficiency or dysfunction. This relatively recent recognition illuminates the in vivo role of human DCs and the pathophysiology of the associated clinical syndromes. In this review, the development and function of DCs as established in murine models and human in vitro systems, is discussed...
February 13, 2018: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451876/comparative-genomic-analysis-of-the-multispecies-probiotic-marketed-product-vsl-3
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François P Douillard, Diego Mora, Robyn T Eijlander, Michiel Wels, Willem M de Vos
Several probiotic-marketed formulations available for the consumers contain live lactic acid bacteria and/or bifidobacteria. The multispecies product commercialized as VSL#3 has been used for treating various gastro-intestinal disorders. However, like many other products, the bacterial strains present in VSL#3 have only been characterized to a limited extent and their efficacy as well as their predicted mode of action remain unclear, preventing further applications or comparative studies. In this work, the genomes of all eight bacterial strains present in VSL#3 were sequenced and characterized, to advance insights into the possible mode of action of this product and also to serve as a basis for future work and trials...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449841/langerhans-cells-sensing-the-environment-in-health-and-disease
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REVIEW
Julie Deckers, Hamida Hammad, Esther Hoste
In the last few decades, our understanding of Langerhans cells (LCs) has drastically changed based on novel findings regarding the developmental origin and biological functions of these epidermis-specific resident immune cells. It has become clear that LCs not only exert pivotal roles in immune surveillance and homeostasis but also impact on pathology by either inducing tolerance or mediating inflammation. Their unique capabilities to self-renew within the epidermis, while also being able to migrate to lymph nodes in order to present antigen, place LCs in a key position to sample the local environment and decide on the appropriate cutaneous immune response...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448069/micro-environmental-signals-directing-human-epidermal-langerhans-cell-differentiation
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REVIEW
Herbert Strobl, Corinna Krump, Izabela Borek
Human Langerhans cells (LC) can be generated ex vivo from hematopoietic precursor cells in response to cytokines and cell-membrane associated ligands. These in vitro differentiation models provided mechanistic insights into the molecular and cellular pathways underlying the development of this unique, epithelia-associated dendritic cell subset. Notably, the human epidermal microenvironment is fully sufficient to induce LC differentiation from hematopoietic progenitors. Hence, dissecting the molecular characteristics of the human epithelial/epidermal LC niche, and testing defined ligands for their capacity to induce LC differentiation, led to a refined molecular model of LC lineage commitment...
February 12, 2018: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447953/dendrite-growth-and-the-effect-of-ectopic-rheb-expression-on-cortical-neurons
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Aidan M Sokolov, Caitlin M Seluzicki, Mary C Morton, David M Feliciano
Ras homology enriched in brain (Rheb) is a GTPase that activates the protein kinase mammalian Target of Rapamycin (mTOR). Rheb mutations cause intellectual delay and megalencephaly. mTOR hyperactivation causes a constellation of neurodevelopmental disorders called "mTOR-opathies" that are frequently accompanied by hyperexcitable cortical malformations. Cortical malformations within the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) and somatosensory cortex (SSC) frequently colocalize with hyperexcitability. Although Rheb and mTOR are implicated in the formation of cortical lesions, seizure activity, and defects in neuronal migration, the contribution of Rheb to changes in neuron size and dendrite morphology is not well established...
February 12, 2018: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446740/role-of-immune-cells-in-diabetic-kidney-disease
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Xiaoqian Yang, Shan Mou
Diabetic kidney disease (DKD) is one of the major complications of diabetes mellitus (DM) and is currently the most common cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) worldwide. Traditionally, DKD is considered a disease which has nothing to do with the immune system, and the pathogenesis is mainly characterized to be metabolic disturbance. Recent growing evidence indicates immunologic and inflammatory mechanisms in the development and progression of DKD. This overview of macrophages, dendritic cells, T lymphocytes, B lymphocytes, neutrophils and mast cells is closely involved in the pathologic process of DKD, with more emphasis on the leucocyte accumulation and related molecular mechanisms...
February 13, 2018: Current Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445008/blockade-of-host-%C3%AE-2-adrenergic-receptor-enhances-graft-versus-tumor-effect-through-modulating-apcs
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Hemn Mohammadpour, Rachel O'Neil, Jingxin Qiu, Philip L McCarthy, Elizabeth A Repasky, Xuefang Cao
Allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation is a potential curative therapy for hematologic malignancies. Host APCs are pivotal to the desired graft-versus-tumor (GVT) effect. Recent studies have shown that β2-adrenergic receptor (β2AR) signaling can have an important impact on immune cell function, including dendritic cells (DCs). In this article, we demonstrate that pretreatment of host mice with a β2AR blocker significantly increases the GVT effect of donor CD8 + T cells by decreasing tumor burden without increasing graft-versus-host disease...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444631/accumulation-of-laforin-and-other-related-proteins-in-canine-lafora-disease-with-epm2b-repeat-expansion
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James K Chambers, Atigan Thongtharb, Takanori Shiga, Daigo Azakami, Miyoko Saito, Masumi Sato, Motoji Morozumi, Hiroyuki Nakayama, Kazuyuki Uchida
Canine Lafora disease (LD) is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder causing nonfatal structural epilepsy, mainly affecting miniature wirehaired dachshunds. Repeat expansion in the EPM2B gene causes a functional impairment of the ubiquitin ligase malin which regulates glycogen metabolism. Abnormally structured glycogen accumulates and develop polyglucosan bodies predominantly in the central nervous system. The authors performed a comprehensive clinical, genetic, and pathological study of 4 LD cases affecting miniature wirehaired dachshund dogs with EPM2B repeat expansions, with systemic distribution of polyglucosan bodies and accumulation of laforin and other functionally associated proteins in the polyglucosan bodies...
January 1, 2018: Veterinary Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444453/efferocytosis-in-atherosclerotic-lesions-malfunctioning-regulatory-pathways-and-control-mechanisms
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REVIEW
Amir Tajbakhsh, Mehdi Rezaee, Petri T Kovanen, Amirhossein Sahebkar
Atherosclerosis is a dynamic and progressive inflammatory process in the intimal layer of large and medium-sized arteries, and it is the major contributor to the atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ACVD), the leading cause of death worldwide. In an atherosclerotic plaque, phagocytosis of apoptotic cells occurs through an intricate process designated efferocytosis. Defective efferocytosis has emerged as a causal factor in the etiopathogenesis of atherosclerosis and its progression into overt ACVD. Both specialized phagocytes (macrophages and dendritic cells) and non-specialized cells with phagocytic capabilities (smooth muscle and endothelial cells) are involved in the efferocytotic process...
February 11, 2018: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443378/hepatitis-c-virus-e2-envelope-glycoprotein-induces-an-immunoregulatory-phenotype-in-macrophages
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Young-Chan Kwon, Keith Meyer, Guangyong Peng, Soumya Chatterjee, Daniel F Hoft, Ranjit Ray
A comprehensive strategy to control HCV infection needs a vaccine. Our phase I study with recombinant HCV E1/E2 EnvGPs as a candidate vaccine did not induce a strong immune response in volunteers. We analyzed the interactions of HCV EnvGPs with human monocyte derived macrophages as antigen presenting cells. HCV E2 induced immune regulatory cytokine IL-10 and sCD163 protein expression in macrophages from 7 of 9 blood donors tested. Further, HCV E2 enhanced Stat3 and suppressed Stat1 activation, reflecting macrophage polarization towards M2 phenotype...
February 14, 2018: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439856/the-optimal-age-for-epicutaneous-sensitization-following-tape-stripping-in-balb-c-mice
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Masato Tamari, Keisuke Orimo, Kenichiro Motomura, Ken Arae, Akio Matsuda, Susumu Nakae, Hirohisa Saito, Hideaki Morita, Kenji Matsumoto
BACKGROUND: Direct contact of food proteins with eczematous lesions is thought to be the main cause of epicutaneous sensitization. To further investigate the development and pathogenesis of food allergy in vivo, a good mouse model of epicutaneous sensitization is needed. However, a fundamental problem in that regard is that the optimal age for epicutaneous sensitization of mice is unknown. In this study, we attempted to elucidate that optimal age. METHODS: Dorsal skin of wild-type BALB/c female mice (1, 3, 8 and 24 weeks old) was shaved, depilated and tape-stripped...
February 10, 2018: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438849/association-between-histological-alterations-in-the-thymus-and-sudden-infant-death-syndrome
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Ivan Varga, Ildikó Bódi, Veronika Mešťanová, Martin Kováč, Martin Klein
INTRODUCTION: Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) involves the death of an infant during the first year of life and it is among the leading causes of infant mortality worldwide. One hypothesis regarding the pathogenesis of SIDS is that it results from a combination of three independent factors: endogenous vulnerability, a critical time window during postnatal development, and exogenous stressors. This hypothesis is known as the "triple-risk model". METHODS: In this study, we used an immunohistological approach to compare the cellular microenvironments of thymuses from 19 infants whose sudden death was classified as SIDS and a control group, which consisted of thymuses from age-matched children undergoing surgery for various congenital heart defects...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436696/cxcr4-receptor-blockage-reduces-the-contribution-of-tumor-and-stromal-cells-to-the-metastatic-growth-in-the-liver
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Aitor Benedicto, Irene Romayor, Beatriz Arteta
The liver is a common site for the metastatic spread of primary malignancies including colorectal cancer, and liver metastasis is a main cause of death in cancer patients. This is due to the complexity of the interactions taking place in the liver between tumor and stromal cells. In fact, cancer‑associated fibroblasts (CAFs) have been shown to support tumor growth through the CXCL12/CXCR4 axis. However, along with cancer cells, myeloid‑derived suppressor cells (MDSCs), immature dendritic cells with immunosuppressive potential, also express CXCR4...
February 8, 2018: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434859/silencing-of-suppressor-of-cytokine-signaling-1-enhances-the-immunological-effect-of-mucin-1-calreticulin-primed-4t1-cell-treated-dendritic-cells-in-breast-cancer-treatment
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Song Qin, Zhipeng Gao, Yu Liu, Changbai Liu, Jun Wang, Li Li Zou
In cancer immunotherapy, dendritic cell (DC)-based vaccines represent a promising, yet challenging, treatment method. In addition to overcoming the low expression levels of antigenic epitopes on cancer cells, it is also necessary to overcome the inhibitory effect of suppressor of cytokine signaling 1 (SOCS1) on DC self-antigen presentation. Our group previously demonstrated that calreticulin (CRT) translocated type I transmembrane glycoprotein mucin 1 (MUC1), a breast cancer antigen, to the surface of 4T1 cells, and that treatment with MUC1-CRT-primed 4T1 cell-treated DCs induced apoptosis in a breast cancer cell line...
February 2018: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434572/stress-and-corticosteroids-aggravate-morphological-changes-in-the-dentate-gyrus-after-early-life-experimental-febrile-seizures-in-mice
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Jolien S van Campen, Ellen V S Hessel, Kirsten Bohmbach, Giorgio Rizzi, Paul J Lucassen, Sada Lakshmi Turimella, Eduardo H L Umeoka, Gideon F Meerhoff, Kees P J Braun, Pierre N E de Graan, Marian Joëls
Stress is the most frequently self-reported seizure precipitant in patients with epilepsy. Moreover, a relation between ear stress and epilepsy has been suggested. Although ear stress and stress hormones are known to influence seizure threshold in rodents, effects on the development of epilepsy (epileptogenesis) are still unclear. Therefore, we studied the consequences of ear corticosteroid exposure for epileptogenesis, under highly controlled conditions in an animal model. Experimental febrile seizures (eFS) were elicited in 10-day-old mice by warm-air induced hyperthermia, while a control group was exposed to a normothermic condition...
2018: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434238/non-equivalent-antigen-presenting-capabilities-of-dendritic-cells-and-macrophages-in-generating-brain-infiltrating-cd8-t-cell-responses
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Courtney S Malo, Matthew A Huggins, Emma N Goddery, Heather M A Tolcher, Danielle N Renner, Fang Jin, Michael J Hansen, Larry R Pease, Kevin D Pavelko, Aaron J Johnson
The contribution of antigen-presenting cell (APC) types in generating CD8 + T cell responses in the central nervous system (CNS) is not fully defined, limiting the development of vaccines and understanding of immune-mediated neuropathology. Here, we generate a transgenic mouse that enables cell-specific deletion of the H-2Kb MHC class I molecule. By deleting H-2K b on dendritic cells and macrophages, we compare the effect of each APC in three distinct models of neuroinflammation: picornavirus infection, experimental cerebral malaria, and a syngeneic glioma...
February 12, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29431693/an-antigen-free-plasmacytoid-dendritic-cell-targeting-immunotherapy-to-bolster-memory-cd8-t-cells-in-nonhuman-primates
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Yuji Masuta, Takuya Yamamoto, Yayoi Natsume-Kitatani, Tomohiro Kanuma, Eiko Moriishi, Kouji Kobiyama, Kenji Mizuguchi, Yasuhiro Yasutomi, Ken J Ishii
The priming, boosting, and restoration of memory cytotoxic CD8+ T lymphocytes by vaccination or immunotherapy in vivo is an area of active research. Particularly, nucleic acid-based compounds have attracted attention due to their ability to elicit strong Ag-specific CTL responses as a vaccine adjuvant. Nucleic acid-based compounds have been shown to act as anticancer monotherapeutic agents even without coadministration of cancer Ag(s); however, so far they have lacked efficacy in clinical trials. We recently developed a second-generation TLR9 agonist, a humanized CpG DNA (K3) complexed with schizophyllan (SPG), K3-SPG, a nonagonistic Dectin-1 ligand...
February 5, 2018: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430717/cutaneous-infiltration-of-plasmacytoid-dendritic-cells-and-t-regulatory-cells-in-skin-lesions-of-polymorphic-light-eruption
#18
M T Rossi, M Arisi, S Lonardi, L Lorenzi, M Ungari, F Serana, M Fusano, E Moggio, P G Calzavara-Pinton, M Venturini
BACKGROUND: Polymorphic light eruption (PLE) is the most common autoimmune photodermatosis. Plasmacytoid dendritic cells (PDCs) are important mediators of innate anti-microbial immunity involved in the pathogenesis of many inflammatory skin diseases. In addition to PDCs, regulatory T cells (Tregs) are involved in controlling inflammation and adaptative immunity in skin by their immunosoppressive capacity. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to investigate the presence of PDCs and Tregs in photoexposed skin from PLE compared to healthy skin...
February 11, 2018: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428201/the-use-of-gold-nanorods-as-a-new-vaccine-platform-against-schistosomiasis
#19
Natan R G Assis, Anderson J Caires, Bárbara C Figueiredo, Suellen B Morais, Fábio S Mambelli, Fábio V Marinho, Luís O Ladeira, Sergio C Oliveira
Schistosomiasis is an important parasitic disease affecting >207 million people in 76 countries around the world and causing approximately 250,000 deaths per year. At present, the main strategy adopted for the control of schistosomiasis is the use of safe chemotherapy, such as praziquantel. However, the high rates of reinfection after treatment restrict the use of this treatment approach and assume the need for other forms of control such as vaccination. Sm29 is a protein that is localized in the Schistosoma mansoni tegument of adult worms and schistosomula and is considered a powerful vaccine candidate...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427808/adaptive-optical-microscopy-for-neurobiology
#20
REVIEW
Cristina Rodríguez, Na Ji
With the ability to correct for the aberrations introduced by biological specimens, adaptive optics-a method originally developed for astronomical telescopes-has been applied to optical microscopy to recover diffraction-limited imaging performance deep within living tissue. In particular, this technology has been used to improve image quality and provide a more accurate characterization of both structure and function of neurons in a variety of living organisms. Among its many highlights, adaptive optical microscopy has made it possible to image large volumes with diffraction-limited resolution in zebrafish larval brains, to resolve dendritic spines over 600μm deep in the mouse brain, and to more accurately characterize the orientation tuning properties of thalamic boutons in the primary visual cortex of awake mice...
February 6, 2018: Current Opinion in Neurobiology
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