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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040410/ror%C3%AE-coordinates-thalamic-and-cortical-maturation-to-instruct-barrel-cortex-development
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Tania Vitalis, Luce Dauphinot, Pierre Gressens, Marie-Claude Potier, Jean Mariani, Patricia Gaspar
The retinoic acid-related orphan receptor alpha (RORα) is well-known for its role in cerebellar development and maturation as revealed in staggerer mice. However, its potential involvement in the development of other brain regions has hardly been assessed. Here, we describe a new role of RORα in the development of primary somatosensory maps. Staggerer mice showed a complete disruption of barrels in the somatosensory cortex and of barreloids in the thalamus. This phenotype results from a severe reduction of thalamocortical axon (TCA) branching and a defective maturation of layer IV cortical neurons during postnatal development...
October 13, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040339/protein-tyrosine-phosphatase-ptpn22-is-dispensable-for-dendritic-cell-antigen-processing-and-promotion-of-t-cell-activation-by-dendritic-cells
#2
Fiona Clarke, Christine K Jordan, Enrique Gutiérrez-Martinez, Jack A Bibby, Cristina Sanchez-Blanco, Georgina H Cornish, Xuezhi Dai, David J Rawlings, Rose Zamoyska, Pierre Guermonprez, Andrew P Cope, Harriet A Purvis
The PTPN22R620W single nucleotide polymorphism increases the risk of developing multiple autoimmune diseases including type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. PTPN22 is highly expressed in antigen presenting cells (APCs) where the expression of the murine disease associated variant orthologue (Ptpn22R619W) is reported to dysregulate pattern recognition receptor signalling in dendritic cells (DCs) and promote T-cell proliferation. Because T-cell activation is dependent on DC antigen uptake, degradation and presentation, we analysed the efficiency of these functions in splenic and GM-CSF bone marrow derived DC from wild type (WT), Ptpn22-/- or Ptpn22R619W mutant mice...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035391/a-gammaherpesvirus-provides-protection-against-allergic-asthma-by-inducing-the-replacement-of-resident-alveolar-macrophages-with-regulatory-monocytes
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Bénédicte Machiels, Mickael Dourcy, Xue Xiao, Justine Javaux, Claire Mesnil, Catherine Sabatel, Daniel Desmecht, François Lallemand, Philippe Martinive, Hamida Hammad, Martin Guilliams, Benjamin Dewals, Alain Vanderplasschen, Bart N Lambrecht, Fabrice Bureau, Laurent Gillet
The hygiene hypothesis postulates that the recent increase in allergic diseases such as asthma and hay fever observed in Western countries is linked to reduced exposure to childhood infections. Here we investigated how infection with a gammaherpesvirus affected the subsequent development of allergic asthma. We found that murid herpesvirus 4 (MuHV-4) inhibited the development of house dust mite (HDM)-induced experimental asthma by modulating lung innate immune cells. Specifically, infection with MuHV-4 caused the replacement of resident alveolar macrophages (AMs) by monocytes with regulatory functions...
October 16, 2017: Nature Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034997/everything-you-always-wanted-to-know-about-poly-l-lysine-dendrigrafts-but-were-afraid-to-ask
#4
Jean-Patrick Francoia, Laurent Vial
Less than a decade ago, dendrigrafts of poly-L-lysine (DGLs) joined the family of polycationic dendritic macromolecules. Resulting from the iterative polycondensation of a N-carboxyanhydride in water, four generations of the dendrigraft can be obtained on a multi-gram scale and without chromatographic purification. DGLs share features with both dendrimers and hyperbranched polymers, but turned out to have unique biophysical and bioactive properties. The macromolecules - in their native form or functionalized - have been extensively characterized by various analytical and computational methods, and already found numerous applications in the biomedical field such as drug and gene delivery, biomaterials, tissue engineering, bioimaging, and biosensing...
October 16, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034487/the-role-of-spontaneous-neurotransmission-in-synapse-and-circuit-development
#5
REVIEW
Laura C Andreae, Juan Burrone
In the past, the spontaneous release of neurotransmitter from presynaptic terminals has been thought of as a side effect of evoked release, with little functional significance. As our understanding of the process of spontaneous release has increased over time, this notion has gradually changed. In this review, we focus on the importance of this form of release during neuronal development, a time of extreme levels of plasticity that includes the growth of dendrites and axons as well as the formation of new synaptic contacts...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034396/defined-ph-sensitive-nanogels-as-gene-delivery-platform-for-sirna-mediated-in-vitro-gene-silencing
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Mathias Dimde, Falko Neumann, Felix Reisbeck, Svenja Ehrmann, Jose Luis Cuellar-Camacho, Dirk Steinhilber, Nan Ma, Rainer Haag
In the present study, a pH sensitive nanogel platform for gene delivery was developed. The cationic nanogels based on dendritic polyglycerol (dPG) and low molecular weight polyethylenimine units were able to encapsulate siRNA during the manufacturing process. The thiol-Michael nanoprecipitation method, which operates under mild conditions and did not require any catalyst or surfactant, was used to develop tailor-made nanogels in the sub-100 nm range. The incorporation of pH sensitive benzacetal-bonds inside the nanogel network enables the controlled intracellular release of the cargo...
October 16, 2017: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033938/early-life-nutritional-factors-and-mucosal-immunity-in-the-development-of-autoimmune-diabetes
#7
REVIEW
Ling Xiao, Belinda Van't Land, Wouter R P H van de Worp, Bernd Stahl, Gert Folkerts, Johan Garssen
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an immune-mediated disease with a strong genetic basis but might be influenced by non-genetic factors such as microbiome development that "programs" the immune system during early life as well. Factors influencing pathogenesis, including a leaky intestinal mucosal barrier, an aberrant gut microbiota composition, and altered immune responsiveness, offer potential targets for prevention and/or treatment of T1D through nutritional or pharmacologic means. In this review, nutritional approaches during early life in order to protect against T1D development have been discussed...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032985/damp-tlr-cytokine-axis-dictates-the-fate-of-tumor
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REVIEW
Ashok Patidar, Sathishkumar Selvaraj, Aditya Sarode, Prashant Chauhan, Debprasad Chattopadhyay, Bhaskar Saha
Random mutations leading to loss of cell cycle control is not a rare occurrence in an organism but the mutated cells are recognized and eliminated preventing the development of a tumor. These potentially tumorigenic cells release damage-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs), which are recognized by toll-like receptors (TLRs) on macrophages and dendritic cells. The initial TLR-DAMP interactions lead to different responses such as altered antigen presentation and cytokine release that directly affect T cell activation and removal of the tumorigenic cells...
October 9, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032406/lactobacillus-gasseri-attenuates-allergic-airway-inflammation-through-ppar%C3%AE-activation-in-dendritic-cells
#9
Miao-Hsi Hsieh, Ren-Long Jan, Lawrence Shih-Hsin Wu, Pei-Chi Chen, Hui-Fang Kao, Wen-Shuo Kuo, Jiu-Yao Wang
Lactobacilli prevent the early development of allergic diseases in children and experimental asthma in mice. However, the detailed mechanism underlying this action remains unknown. We aimed to explore the activation pathway in the host by Lactobacillus and identify its immunomodulation mechanism in allergic asthma. Continuous administration of 10(7) cfu, but not 10(9) cfu, of L. gasseri for 4 weeks prevented Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus (Der p)-induced airway hypersensitivity and inflammation in a mouse model of allergic asthma...
October 14, 2017: Journal of Molecular Medicine: Official Organ of the "Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte"
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031834/dysregulation-of-neurotrophin-signaling-in-the-pathogenesis-of-alzheimer-disease-and-of-alzheimer-disease-in-down-syndrome
#10
REVIEW
Xu-Qiao Chen, Mariko Sawa, William C Mobley
Neurotrophic factors, including the members of the neurotrophin family, play important roles in the development and maintenance of the nervous system. Trophic factor signals must be transmitted over long distances from axons and dendrites to the cell bodies of neurons. A mode of signaling well suited to the challenge of robust long distance signaling is the signaling endosome. We review the biology of signaling endosomes and the "signaling endosome hypothesis". Evidence for disruption of signaling endosome function in disorders of the nervous system is also reviewed...
October 11, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030488/long-lived-innate-il-17-producing-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cells-modulate-antimicrobial-epithelial-host-defense-in-the-colon
#11
Abdul Rashid Bin Mohammad Muzaki, Irene Soncin, Yolanda Aphrilia Setiagani, Jianpeng Sheng, Piotr Tetlak, Klaus Karjalainen, Christiane Ruedl
Intestinal IL-17-producing cells, including Th17, γ/δ T, and innate lymphoid cells, are differentially distributed along the gastrointestinal tract. In this study, we show that the gut IL-17-producing γ/δ T (γ/δ T17) cells develop before birth and persist in the tissue as long-lived cells with minimal turnover. Most colon γ/δ T17 cells express, together with Vγ4 and CCR6, the scavenger receptor 2 and are mainly restricted to innate lymphoid follicles in the colon. Colon γ/δ T cells in mice that lack conventional dendritic cells 2 produced increased amounts of IL-17 with concomitant heightened epithelial antimicrobial response, such as the C-type lectins Reg3γ and Reg3β...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030010/lps-priming-in-early-life-decreases-antigen-uptake-of-dendritic-cells-via-no-production
#12
Natsumi Mizuno, Yusuke Sasaki, Ryosuke Segawa, Sanki Asakawa, Masahiro Hiratsuka, Noriyasu Hirasawa
Immunological mechanisms of hygiene hypothesis are expected to develop a novel strategy for allergy prevention. Although a large number of studies has investigated the relation between allergies and infection, little is known about the influence of the exposure to infections on antigen uptake by dendritic cells (DCs). In this study, we examined the effect of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) priming in early life on the antigen uptake ability of DCs by using an original mouse model. LPS priming in juvenile mice decreased the migration of antigen-capturing CD11c(+) cells in the lymph nodes, but not in aged mice...
October 9, 2017: Immunobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029545/the-role-of-toll-like-receptor-4-in-tumor-microenvironment
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REVIEW
Jing Li, Fan Yang, Feng Wei, Xiubao Ren
Tumors are closely related to chronic inflammation, during which there are various changes in inflammatory sites, such as immune cells infiltration, pro-inflammation cytokines production, and interaction between immune cells and tissue cells. Besides, substances, released from both tissue cells attacked by exogenous etiologies, also act on local cells. These changes induce a dynamic and complex microenvironment favorable for tumor growth, invasion, and metastasis. The toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) is the first identified member of the toll-like receptor family that can recognize pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) and damage-associated molecular pattern (DAMPs)...
September 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028947/dlx1-and-dlx2-promote-interneuron-gaba-synthesis-synaptogenesis-and-dendritogenesis
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Ramon Pla, Amelia Stanco, MacKenzie A Howard, Anna N Rubin, Daniel Vogt, Niall Mortimer, Inma Cobos, Gregory Brian Potter, Susan Lindtner, James D Price, Alex S Nord, Axel Visel, Christoph E Schreiner, Scott C Baraban, David H Rowitch, John L R Rubenstein
The postnatal functions of the Dlx1&2 transcription factors in cortical interneurons (CINs) are unknown. Here, using conditional Dlx1, Dlx2, and Dlx1&2 knockouts (CKOs), we defined their roles in specific CINs. The CKOs had dendritic, synaptic, and survival defects, affecting even PV+ CINs. We provide evidence that DLX2 directly drives Gad1, Gad2, and Vgat expression, and show that mutants had reduced mIPSC amplitude. In addition, the mutants formed fewer GABAergic synapses on excitatory neurons and had reduced mIPSC frequency...
September 28, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028288/hypochlorous-acid-is-anti-pruritic-and-anti-inflammatory-in-a-mouse-model-of-atopic-dermatitis
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Tomoki Fukuyama, Britta C Martel, Keith Linder, Sarah Ehling, Joy Rachel Ganchingco, Wolfgang Bäumer
BACKGROUND: It has been reported that topical hypochlorous acid (HOCl) formulations lead to relief of itch in human patients with atopic dermatitis, however the specific anti-pruritic mechanism of action remains unclear. OBJECTIVE: To confirm itch relief and reduction of lesions in a mouse model of atopic dermatitis and to elucidate possible HOCl's mode of action. METHODS: In this study, the effects of topical administration of HOCl hydrogel (0...
October 13, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027218/cell-death-and-immunity-in-cancer-from-danger-signals-to-mimicry-of-pathogen-defense-responses
#16
REVIEW
Abhishek D Garg, Patrizia Agostinis
The immunogenicity of cancer cells is an emerging determinant of anti-cancer immunotherapy. Beyond developing immunostimulatory regimens like dendritic cell-based vaccines, immune-checkpoint blockers, and adoptive T-cell transfer, investigators are beginning to focus on the immunobiology of dying cancer cells and its relevance for the success of anticancer immunotherapies. It is currently accepted that cancer cells may die in response to anti-cancer therapies through regulated cell death programs, which may either repress or increase their immunogenic potential...
November 2017: Immunological Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027032/cocaine-increases-dopaminergic-connectivity-in-the-nucleus-accumbens
#17
Marc Dos Santos, Emma N Cahill, Gregory Dal Bo, Peter Vanhoutte, Jocelyne Caboche, Bruno Giros, Nicolas Heck
The development of addictive behavior is associated with functional and structural plasticity in the mesocorticolimbic pathway. Increased connectivity upon cocaine administration has been inferred from increases in dendritic spine density, but without observations of presynaptic elements. Recently, we established a method that enables analyses of both dendritic spines and glutamatergic boutons and presented evidence that cocaine induces changes in striatal connectivity. As the pharmacological and behavioral effects of cocaine directly implicate dopaminergic neurons and their afferents, a remaining question is whether dopaminergic striatal innervations also undergo structural plasticity...
October 12, 2017: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025914/dendritic-cytoskeletal-architecture-is-modulated-by-combinatorial-transcriptional-regulation-in-drosophila-melanogaster
#18
Ravi Das, Shatabdi Bhattacharjee, Atit A Patel, Jenna M Harris, Surajit Bhattacharya, Jamin M Letcher, Sarah G Clark, Sumit Nanda, Eswar Prasad R Iyer, Giorgio A Ascoli, Daniel N Cox
Transcription factors (TFs) have emerged as essential cell autonomous mediators of sub-type specific dendritogenesis, however, the downstream effectors of these TFs remain largely unknown, as are the cellular events that TFs control to direct morphological change. As dendritic morphology is largely dictated by the organization of the actin and microtubule (MT) cytoskeletons, elucidating TF-mediated cytoskeletal regulatory programs is key to understanding molecular control of diverse dendritic morphologies. Previous studies in Drosophila melanogaster have demonstrated that the conserved TFs Cut and Knot exert combinatorial control over aspects of dendritic cytoskeleton development, promoting actin- and MT-based arbor morphology, respectively...
October 12, 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025906/comparative-profiling-of-hla-dr-and-hla-dq-associated-factor-viii-peptides-presented-by-monocyte-derived-dendritic-cells
#19
Ivan Peyron, Robin B Hartholt, Laura Pedró-Cos, Floris van Alphen, Anja Ten Brinke, Neubury Lardy, Sander Meijer, Jan Voorberg
The development of anti-factor VIII antibodies represents a major complication in the treatment of patients with hemophilia A. Generation of high affinity anti-factor VIII antibodies is dependent on help provided by CD4+ T cells that recognize factor VIII-derived peptides presented on class II major histocompatibility complex on the surface of antigen presenting cells. In order to identify the immune-dominant epitopes that can be presented to CD4+ T cells, we previously developed a mass-spectrometry based method to identify factor VIII derived peptides that are presented on human leucocyte antigen (HLA)-DR...
October 12, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024221/dendrites-deep-learning-and-sequences-in-the-hippocampus
#20
Upinder S Bhalla
The hippocampus places us both in time and space. It does so over remarkably large spans: milliseconds to years, and centimeters to kilometers. This works for sensory representations, for memory, and for behavioral context. How does it fit in such wide ranges of time and space scales, and keep order among the many dimensions of stimulus context? A key organizing principle for a wide sweep of scales and stimulus dimensions is that of order in time, or sequences. Sequences of neuronal activity are ubiquitous in sensory processing, in motor control, in planning actions, and in memory...
October 12, 2017: Hippocampus
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