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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243904/suppression-of-dendritic-lithium-growth-by-in-situ-formation-of-a-chemically-stable-and-mechanically-strong-solid-electrolyte-interphase
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Guojia Wan, Feihu Guo, Hui Li, Yuliang Cao, Xinping Ai, Jiangfeng Qian, Yangxing Li, Hanxi Yang
The growth and proliferation of Li dendrites during repeated Li cycling has long been a crucial issue that hinders the development of secondary Li metal batteries. Building a stable and robust solid state electrolyte interphases (SEI) on Li anode surface is regarded as a promising strategy to overcome the dendrites issues. In this work, we report a simple strategy to engineer the interface chemistry of Li metal anode by using tiny amount of dimethyl sulfate (DMS, C2H6SO4) as SEI-formation additive. With the preferential reduction of DMS, a SEI layer composed of Li2S/Li2O forms on the Li surface...
December 15, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242639/development-of-an-adenovirus-vector-vaccine-platform-for-targeting-dendritic-cells
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Piyush K Sharma, Igor P Dmitriev, Elena A Kashentseva, Geert Raes, Lijin Li, Samuel W Kim, Zhi-Hong Lu, Jeffrey M Arbeit, Timothy P Fleming, Sergey A Kaliberov, S Peter Goedegebuure, David T Curiel, William E Gillanders
Adenoviral (Ad) vector vaccines represent one of the most promising modern vaccine platforms, and Ad vector vaccines are currently being investigated in human clinical trials for infectious disease and cancer. Our studies have shown that specific targeting of adenovirus to dendritic cells dramatically enhanced vaccine efficacy. However, this was achieved using a molecular adapter, thereby necessitating a two component vector approach. To address the mandates of clinical translation of our strategy, we here sought to accomplish the goal of DC targeting with a single-component adenovirus vector approach...
December 15, 2017: Cancer Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239917/natural-compounds-as-epigenetic-regulators-of-human-dendritic-cell-mediated-immune-function
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Sheefa Mirza, Kanisha Shah, Shanaya Patel, Nayan Jain, Rakesh Rawal
Dendritic cells (DCs) are the most potent professional antigen-presenting cells (APCs) and are poised to capture antigen, migrate to draining lymphoid organs, and postmaturation process. Recent evidences have suggested that tumor microenvironment has an effect on DCs by inactivating various components of the immune system responsible for tumor clearance, eventually leading to tumorigenesis. This inactivation is owed to the epigenetic modifications [ie, microRNA (miRNA)] at the posttranscriptional level, thus regulating the differentiation patterns and functional behavior of DCs...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238349/the-roles-of-glycodelin-in-cancer-development-and-progression
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REVIEW
Juan Cui, Yanguo Liu, Xiuwen Wang
Glycodelin is a kind of glycoprotein expressed in secretory endometrium, pregnancy deciduas, and amniotic fluid originally, which is vital for the maintenance of normal human reproductive activities. Recent researches have reported that glycodelin is specifically expressed in various malignancies, including female-specific cancers such as endometrial cancer, ovarian cancer and breast cancer, and non-gender specific cancers including lung cancer, and colon cancer, and glycodelin expression correlates with the diagnosis and prognosis of cancer patients...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238347/langerhans-cells-programmed-by-the-epidermis
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Kalum Clayton, Andres F Vallejo, James Davies, Sofia Sirvent, Marta E Polak
Langerhans cells (LCs) reside in the epidermis as a dense network of immune system sentinels. These cells determine the appropriate adaptive immune response (inflammation or tolerance) by interpreting the microenvironmental context in which they encounter foreign substances. In a normal physiological, "non-dangerous" situation, LCs coordinate a continuous state of immune tolerance, preventing unnecessary and harmful immune activation. Conversely, when they sense a danger signal, for example during infection or when the physical integrity of skin has been compromised as a result of a trauma, they instruct T lymphocytes of the adaptive immune system to mount efficient effector responses...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238291/modulation-of-neocortical-development-by-early-neuronal-activity-physiology-and-pathophysiology
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Sergei Kirischuk, Anne Sinning, Oriane Blanquie, Jenq-Wei Yang, Heiko J Luhmann, Werner Kilb
Animal and human studies revealed that patterned neuronal activity is an inherent feature of developing nervous systems. This review summarizes our current knowledge about the mechanisms generating early electrical activity patterns and their impact on structural and functional development of the cerebral cortex. All neocortical areas display distinct spontaneous and sensory-driven neuronal activity patterns already at early phases of development. At embryonic stages, intermittent spontaneous activity is synchronized within small neuronal networks, becoming more complex with further development...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237267/unsaturated-squalene-content-in-emulsion-vaccine-adjuvants-plays-a-crucial-role-in-ros-mediated-antigen-uptake-and-cellular-immunity
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Chung-Hsiung Huang, Chiung-Yi Huang, Ming-Hsi Huang
Emulsion-based adjuvants have been demonstrated to be an effective tool in increasing vaccine efficacy. Here, we aimed to launch a mechanistic study on how emulsion adjuvants interacting with immune cells and to elucidate the roles of the core oil in vaccine immunogenicity. Our results showed that treatment of dendritic cells (DCs) and splenocytes with a squalene-based emulsion (referred as SqE) induced reactive oxidative species (ROS) production and resulted in an increase in apoptotic and necrotic cells in a concentration- and time-dependent manner...
December 13, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236669/-optically-dissecting-brain-nicotinic-receptor-function-with-photo-controllable-designer-receptors
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Romain Durand-de Cuttoli, Sarah Mondoloni, Alexandre Mourot
Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) are pentameric ligand-gated ion channels widely expressed in the central nervous system and the periphery. They play an important modulatory role in learning, memory and attention, and have been implicated in various diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, epilepsy, schizophrenia and addiction. These receptors are activated by the endogenous neurotransmitter acetylcholine, or by nicotine, the alkaloid found in tobacco leaves. Both molecules open the ion channel and cause the movement of cations across the membrane, which directly affects neuronal excitability and synaptic plasticity...
2017: Biologie Aujourd'hui
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235851/semi-interpenetrating-polymer-network-composite-gel-electrolytes-employing-vinyl-functionalized-silica-for-lithium-oxygen-batteries-with-enhanced-cycling-stability
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Hyun-Sik Woo, Yong-Bok Moon, Samuel Seo, Ho-Taek Lee, Dong-Won Kim
A major challenge of lithium-oxygen batteries is to develop a stable electrolyte not only to suppress solvent evaporation and lithium dendrite growth, but also to resist against the attack by superoxide anion radical formed at the positive electrode. The present study demonstrates the enhancement of cycling stability by addressing the above challenges through the use of three-dimensional semi-interpenetrating polymer network (semi-IPN) composite gel polymer electrolyte when fabricating the lithium-oxygen cell...
December 13, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235109/-double-duty-conventional-dendritic-cells-in-the-amphibian-xenopus-as-the-prototype-for-antigen-presentation-to-b-cells
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Harold R Neely, Jacqueline Guo, Emily M Flowers, Michael F Criscitiello, Martin F Flajnik
Two populations of dendritic cells (DCs) are found in mammals, one derived from hematopoietic precursors (conventional/cDC), and another derived from mesenchymal precursors, the follicular DC (FDC); the latter is specialized for antigen presentation to B cells, and has only been definitively demonstrated in mammals. Both cDC and FDC are necessary for induction of germinal centers (GC) and GC-dependent class switch recombination (CSR) and somatic hypermutation (SHM). We demonstrate that in Xenopus, an amphibian in which immunoglobulin CSR and SHM occur without GC formation, a single type of DC has properties of both cDC and FDC, including high expression of MHC class II for the former and display of native antigen at the cell surface for the latter...
December 12, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233943/atg-dependent-phagocytosis-in-dendritic-cells-drives-myelin-specific-cd4-t-cell-pathogenicity-during-cns-inflammation
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Christian W Keller, Christina Sina, Monika B Kotur, Giulia Ramelli, Sarah Mundt, Isaak Quast, Laure-Anne Ligeon, Patrick Weber, Burkhard Becher, Christian Münz, Jan D Lünemann
Although reactivation and accumulation of autoreactive CD4+ T cells within the CNS are considered to play a key role in the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis (MS) and its animal model, experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), the mechanisms of how these cells recognize their target organ and induce sustained inflammation are incompletely understood. Here, we report that mice with conditional deletion of the essential autophagy protein ATG5 in classical dendritic cells (DCs), which are present at low frequencies in the nondiseased CNS, are completely resistant to EAE development following adoptive transfer of myelin-specific T cells and show substantially reduced in situ CD4+ T cell accumulation during the effector phase of the disease...
December 12, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233863/cobl-like-promotes-actin-filament-formation-and-dendritic-branching-using-only-a-single-wh2-domain
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Maryam Izadi, Dirk Schlobinski, Maria Lahr, Lukas Schwintzer, Britta Qualmann, Michael M Kessels
Local actin filament formation powers the development of the signal-receiving arbor of neurons that underlies neuronal network formation. Yet, little is known about the molecules that drive these processes and may functionally connect them to the transient calcium pulses observed in restricted areas in the forming dendritic arbor. Here we demonstrate that Cordon-Bleu (Cobl)-like, an uncharacterized protein suggested to represent a very distantly related, evolutionary ancestor of the actin nucleator Cobl, despite having only a single G-actin-binding Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome protein Homology 2 (WH2) domain, massively promoted the formation of F-actin-rich membrane ruffles of COS-7 cells and of dendritic branches of neurons...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233179/immature-morphological-properties-in-subcellular-scale-structures-in-the-dentate-gyrus-of-schnurri-2-knockout-mice-a-model-for-schizophrenia-and-intellectual-disability
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Akito Nakao, Naoyuki Miyazaki, Koji Ohira, Hideo Hagihara, Tsuyoshi Takagi, Nobuteru Usuda, Shunsuke Ishii, Kazuyoshi Murata, Tsuyoshi Miyakawa
Accumulating evidence suggests that subcellular-scale structures such as dendritic spine and mitochondria may be involved in the pathogenesis/pathophysiology of schizophrenia and intellectual disability. Previously, we proposed mice lacking Schnurri-2 (Shn2; also called major histocompatibility complex [MHC]-binding protein 2 [MBP-2], or human immunodeficiency virus type I enhancer binding protein 2 [HIVEP2]) as a schizophrenia and intellectual disability model with mild chronic inflammation. In the mutants' brains, there are increases in C4b and C1q genes, which are considered to mediate synapse elimination during postnatal development...
December 12, 2017: Molecular Brain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230603/amp-activated-protein-kinase-activation-in-mediating-phenylalanine-induced-neurotoxicity-in-experimental-models-of-phenylketonuria
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Lihua Lu, Xiaoming Ben, Lingling Xiao, Min Peng, Yongjun Zhang
Phenylketonuria (PKU), one of the most prevalent autosomal recessive disorders of amino acid metabolism, is characterized by abnormal accumulation of phenylalanine, which can lead to intellectual disability. The main pathologic changes in the central nervous system of untreated phenylketonuric patients are reductions in the number of axons, dendrites, and synapses in the brain. Such alterations are thought to be mainly associated with the toxic effects caused by phenylalanine. However, the underlying molecular mechanisms have not been fully elucidated...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230219/functional-impairment-of-mononuclear-phagocyte-system-by-the-human-respiratory-syncytial-virus
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REVIEW
Karen Bohmwald, Janyra A Espinoza, Raúl A Pulgar, Evelyn L Jara, Alexis M Kalergis
The mononuclear phagocyte system (MPS) comprises of monocytes, macrophages (MΦ), and dendritic cells (DCs). MPS is part of the first line of immune defense against a wide range of pathogens, including viruses, such as the human respiratory syncytial virus (hRSV). The hRSV is an enveloped virus that belongs to the Pneumoviridae family, Orthopneumovirus genus. This virus is the main etiological agent causing severe acute lower respiratory tract infection, especially in infants, children and the elderly. Human RSV can cause bronchiolitis and pneumonia and it has also been implicated in the development of recurrent wheezing and asthma...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228712/the-cargo-protein-map17-pdzk1ip1-regulates-the-immune-microenvironment
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José M García-Heredia, Amancio Carnero
Inflammation is a complex defensive response activated after various harmful stimuli allowing the clearance of damaged cells and initiating healing and regenerative processes. Chronic, or pathological, inflammation is also one of the causes of neoplastic transformation and cancer development. MAP17 is a cargo protein that transports membrane proteins from the endoplasmic reticulum. Therefore, its overexpression may be linked to an excess of membrane proteins that may be recognized as an unwanted signal, triggering local inflammation...
November 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228157/gut-epithelial-vitamin-d-receptor-regulates-microbiota-dependent-mucosal-inflammation-by-suppressing-intestinal-epithelial-cell-apoptosis
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Lei He, Tianjing Liu, Yongyan Shi, Feng Tian, Huiyuan Hu, Dilip K Deb, Yinyin Chen, Marc Bissonnette, Yan Chun Li
Recent studies show that colonic vitamin D receptor (VDR) signaling protects the mucosal epithelial barrier and suppresses colonic inflammation, but the underlying molecular mechanism remains to be fully understood. To investigate the implication of colonic VDR down-regulation seen in patients with inflammatory bowel disease, we assessed the effect of gut epithelial VDR deletion on colonic inflammatory responses in an experimental colitis model. In 2,4,6-trinitrobenzenesulfonic acid (TNBS)-induced colitis model, mice carrying VDR deletion in gut epithelial cells (VDRf/f;Villin-Cre or VDRΔIEC) or in colonic epithelial cells (VDRf/f;CDX2-Cre or VDRΔCEC) developed more severe clinical colitis than VDRf/f control mice, characterized by more robust TH1 and TH17 responses, with greater increases in mucosal IFN-γ+, IL-17+ and IFN-γ+IL-17+ T cells...
December 7, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226422/pathogenesis-of-psoriasis-and-development-of-treatment
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REVIEW
Eisaku Ogawa, Yuki Sato, Akane Minagawa, Ryuhei Okuyama
The pathogenesis of psoriasis can be explained by dysregulation of immunological cell function as well as keratinocyte proliferation/differentiation. Recently, the immunological pathomechanism has been clarified substantially. Whereas T-helper (Th)1 overactivation was thought to induce occurrence of psoriasis, it has been demonstrated that Th17 cells play a key role. Th17 development is maintained by interleukin (IL)-23 mainly produced by dendritic cells. Th17 cells produce various cytokines, including IL-17A, IL-17F and IL-22...
December 10, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226159/immunohistopathological-findings-of-severe-cutaneous-adverse-drug-reactions
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REVIEW
Mari Orime
Diagnosis of severe cutaneous adverse drug reactions should involve immunohistopathological examination, which gives insight into the pathomechanisms of these disorders. The characteristic histological findings of erythema multiforme (EM), Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS), and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) provide conclusive evidence demonstrating that SJS/TEN can be distinguished from EM. Established SJS/TEN shows full-thickness, extensive keratinocyte necrosis that develops into subepidermal bullae. Drug-induced hypersensitivity syndrome (DIHS) and exanthema in drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) each display a variety of histopathological findings, which may partly correlate with the clinical manifestations...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224681/role-of-interferons-in-sle
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REVIEW
Anders A Bengtsson, Lars Rönnblom
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease that affects many different organ systems, with excessive production of type I interferons (IFNs) and autoantibodies against nucleic acids as hallmarks. Activation of the type I IFN system in SLE is due to continuous stimulation of plasmacytoid dendritic cells by endogenous nucleic acids, leading to sustained type I IFN production. This is reflected by an overexpression of type I IFN-regulated genes or an IFN signature. Type I IFNs have effects on both the innate and adaptive immune systems, which contribute to both loss of tolerance and the autoimmune disease process...
June 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Rheumatology
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