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Robert Makowsky, Pema Lhaki, Howard W Wiener, Madhav P Bhatta, Michael Cullen, Derek C Johnson, Rodney T Perry, Mingma Lama, Joseph F Boland, Meredith Yeager, Sarita Ghimire, Thomas R Broker, Sadeep Shrestha
OBJECTIVES/BACKGROUND: Sequence variants in HPV16 confer differences in oncogenic potential; however, to date there have not been any HPV sequence studies performed in Nepal. The objective of this study was to characterize HPV16 viral genome sequences from Nepal compared to a reference sequence in order to determine their lineages. Additionally, we sought to determine if five High-grade Squamous Intraepithelial Lesion (HSIL) subjects were genetically distinct from the non-HSIL subjects...
October 7, 2016: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
Maria-Luisa Del Rio, Ana Maria Bravo Moral, Carlos Fernandez-Renedo, Leo Buhler, Jose-Antonio Perez-Simon, Olivier Chaloin, Rafael Alvarez Nogal, Maximino Fernandez-Caso, Jose-Ignacio Rodriguez-Barbosa
CD160 is a glycosylphosphatidylinositol-anchored protein of the immunoglobulin superfamily. It exhibits a pattern of expression coincident in humans and mice that is mainly restricted to cytotoxic cells and to all intestinal intraepithelial T lymphocytes. B- and T-lymphocyte attenuator (BTLA) and CD160 interact with cysteine-rich domain 1 of the extracellular region of Herpesvirus entry mediator (HVEM). CD160 engagement by HVEM can deliver inhibitory signals to a small subset of human CD4 T cells and attenuate its proliferation and cytokine secretion, but can also costimulate natural killer cells or intraepithelial lymphocytes...
September 15, 2016: Translational Research: the Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine
Fenne L Komdeur, Maartje C A Wouters, Hagma H Workel, Aline M Tijans, Anouk L J Terwindt, Kim L Brunekreeft, Annechien Plat, Harry G Klip, Florine A Eggink, Ninke Leffers, Wijnand Helfrich, Douwe F Samplonius, Edwin Bremer, G Bea A Wisman, Toos Daemen, Evelien W Duiker, Harry Hollema, Hans W Nijman, Marco de Bruyn
CD103+ tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL) have been linked to specific epithelial infiltration and a prolonged survival in high-grade serous epithelial ovarian cancer (HGSC). However, whether these cells are induced as part of an ongoing anti-HGSC immune response or represent non-specifically expanded resident or mucosal lymphocytes remains largely unknown. In this study, we first confirmed that CD103+ TIL from HGSC were predominantly localized in the cancer epithelium and were strongly correlated with an improved prognosis...
September 16, 2016: Oncotarget
Takaaki Hattori, Hiroki Takahashi, Reza Dana
Dendritic cells (DCs) are antigen-presenting cells that normally play a critical role in stimulating T-cell-dependent immune responses. However, tolerogenic DCs (CD11cMHC-IICD80CD86) induce immune tolerance by stimulating regulatory T cells (Tregs: CD4CD25Foxp3). Although tolerogenic DCs are used to treat autoimmune diseases and to prevent transplantation rejection, the mechanisms by which they regulate alloimmunity are poorly understood. Here, we review our previous studies aiming to elucidate the mechanisms involved in immune rejection of corneal allografts using a corneal transplant model...
November 2016: Cornea
Julien Ettersperger, Nicolas Montcuquet, Georgia Malamut, Nicolas Guegan, Silvia Lopez-Lastra, Ségolène Gayraud, Christian Reimann, Elodie Vidal, Nicolas Cagnard, Patrick Villarese, Isabelle Andre-Schmutz, Rita Gomes Domingues, Cristina Godinho-Silva, Henrique Veiga-Fernandes, Ludovic Lhermitte, Vahid Asnafi, Elizabeth Macintyre, Christophe Cellier, Kheira Beldjord, James P Di Santo, Nadine Cerf-Bensussan, Bertrand Meresse
The nature of gut intraepithelial lymphocytes (IELs) lacking antigen receptors remains controversial. Herein we showed that, in humans and in mice, innate intestinal IELs expressing intracellular CD3 (iCD3(+)) differentiate along an Id2 transcription factor (TF)-independent pathway in response to TF NOTCH1, interleukin-15 (IL-15), and Granzyme B signals. In NOTCH1-activated human hematopoietic precursors, IL-15 induced Granzyme B, which cleaved NOTCH1 into a peptide lacking transcriptional activity. As a result, NOTCH1 target genes indispensable for T cell differentiation were silenced and precursors were reprogrammed into innate cells with T cell marks including intracellular CD3 and T cell rearrangements...
September 20, 2016: Immunity
Annalisa Roberti, Maria Pamela Dobay, Bettina Bisig, David Vallois, Cloé Boéchat, Evripidis Lanitis, Brigitte Bouchindhomme, Marie-Cécile Parrens, Céline Bossard, Leticia Quintanilla-Martinez, Edoardo Missiaglia, Philippe Gaulard, Laurence de Leval
Enteropathy-associated T-cell lymphoma (EATL), a rare and aggressive intestinal malignancy of intraepithelial T lymphocytes, comprises two disease variants (EATL-I and EATL-II) differing in clinical characteristics and pathological features. Here we report findings derived from whole-exome sequencing of 15 EATL-II tumour-normal tissue pairs. The tumour suppressor gene SETD2 encoding a non-redundant H3K36-specific trimethyltransferase is altered in 14/15 cases (93%), mainly by loss-of-function mutations and/or loss of the corresponding locus (3p21...
2016: Nature Communications
D E Semenov, N A Zhukova, T G Tolstikova, I V Sorokina, E L Lushnikova
The influence of Opisthorchis felineus invasion on the development of pathological changes in the hepatobiliary system was studied in 120 golden hamsters in a long-term experiment (42 weeks) after single infection per os in the dose of 50 metacercariae per animal. The animals were sacrificed on weeks 4, 8, 12, 16, 28 and 42. Chronic experimental infestation with O. felineus triggered a cascade of morphogenetic processes in both extrahepatic and intrahepatic biliary systems. At the early stages of the experiment, polyps and strictures of bile ducts were formed in the lobar bile ducts; in portal tracts, hyperplasia and adenomatous transformation of the newly formed epithelial structures were observed...
August 2016: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
O M Kolawole, K T Olatunji, K A Durowade
BACKGROUND: Human papillomavirus (HPV) has been implicated as one of the principal causes of cervical cancer, which is the second highest cause of cancer deaths among Nigerian women. OBJECTIVE: This study was aimed at determining the presence of HPV DNA in abnormal cervical cytology of a group of women who were screened using Papanicolaou staining technique. METHODOLOGY: A total of 200 women attending the Obstetrics and Gynaecology clinic of the Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido-Ekiti, were screened by means of conventional Pap smear screening, while positive samples underwent molecular analyses by means of DNA isolation techniques and polymerase chain reaction (PCR)...
2016: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Hygiene
Barbara Zanini, Monica Marullo, Vincenzo Villanacci, Marianna Salemme, Francesco Lanzarotto, Chiara Ricci, Alberto Lanzini
The gluten-free diet (GFD) is the only validated treatment for celiac disease (CD), but despite strict adherence, complete mucosal recovery is rarely obtained. The aim of our study was to assess whether complete restitutio ad integrum could be achieved by adopting a restrictive diet (Gluten Contamination Elimination Diet, GCED) or may depend on time of exposure to GFD. Two cohorts of CD patients, with persisting Marsh II/Grade A lesion at duodenal biopsy after 12-18 months of GFD (early control) were identified...
2016: Nutrients
Kien T Mai, Kevin Hogan, Jason K Wasserman
BACKGROUND: Differentiated squamous intraepithelial neoplasia (dSIN) is a pathway in the development of invasive squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) distinct from the usual-type squamous intraepithelial neoplasia (uSIN) and has not been described in the larynx. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty-nine consecutive cases of SCC were identified which included 25 dSIN, 13 uSIN, and 31 mixed dSIN+usual-like SIN (u-like SIN) cases. RESULTS: dSIN was characterized by atypical squamous cells limited to the basal/parabasal layers and u-like SIN was characterized by cytologic atypia limited to less than full thickness...
August 23, 2016: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
Silje F Jørgensen, Henrik M Reims, Didrik Frydenlund, Kristian Holm, Vemund Paulsen, Annika E Michelsen, Kristin K Jørgensen, Liv T Osnes, Jorunn Bratlie, Tor J Eide, Christen P Dahl, Ellen Holter, Rune R Tronstad, Kurt Hanevik, Hans-Richard Brattbakk, Fatemeh Kaveh, Torunn Fiskerstrand, Anne-Marte B Kran, Thor Ueland, Tom H Karlsen, Pål Aukrust, Knut E A Lundin, Børre Fevang
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to study the prevalence of gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms and histopathology in patients with common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) as well as linking the findings to GI infections and markers of systemic immune activation. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, we addressed GI symptoms in 103 patients and GI histopathological findings in 53 patients who underwent upper and lower endoscopic examination. The most frequent histopathological findings were linked to GI symptoms, B-cell phenotype, and markers of systemic immune activation (soluble (s)CD14, sCD25, and sCD163)...
October 2016: American Journal of Gastroenterology
Hedieh H Honarpisheh, Jonathan L Curry, Kristen Richards, Priyadharsini Nagarajan, Phyu P Aung, Carlos A Torres-Cabala, Doina Ivan, Carol R Drucker, Richard Cartun, Victor G Prieto, Michael T Tetzlaff
IMPORTANCE: Disseminated histoplasmosis most commonly occurs in immunosuppressed individuals and involves the skin in approximately 6% of patients. Cutaneous histoplasmosis with an intraepithelial-predominant distribution has not been described. OBSERVATIONS: A 47-year-old man was admitted to our institution with fever and vancomycin-resistant enterococcal bacteremia. He had been diagnosed with T-cell prolymphocytic leukemia 4 years earlier and had undergone matched-unrelated-donor stem cell transplant 2 years earlier; on admission, he had relapsed disease...
August 12, 2016: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
M Grimm, T Biegner, P Teriete, S Hoefert, M Krimmel, A Munz, S Reinert
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have shown an increase in the incidence of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) in younger patients. The hypothesis that tumors could be hormonally induced during pregnancy or in young female patients without the well-known risk factors alcohol or tobacco abuse seems to be plausible. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Estrogen Receptor alpha (ERα) and Progesterone Receptor (PR) expression were analyzed in normal oral mucosa (n=5), oral precursor lesions (simple hyperplasia, n=11; squamous intraepithelial neoplasia, SIN I-III, n=35), and OSCC specimen...
2016: Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugía Bucal
Emmanouil Papasavvas, Lea F Surrey, Deborah K Glencross, Livio Azzoni, Jocelin Joseph, Tanvier Omar, Michael D Feldman, Anna-Lise Williamson, Maureen Siminya, Avril Swarts, Xiangfan Yin, Qin Liu, Cynthia Firnhaber, Luis J Montaner
Persistence of human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical disease in the context of HIV co-infection can be influenced by introduction of antiretroviral therapy (ART) and sustained immune activation despite ART. We conducted a cross-sectional study in order to evaluate immune activation/exhaustion in ART-suppressed HIV(+) women with or without high-risk (HR) HPV-related cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN). 55 South African women were recruited in three groups: HR (-) (n = 16) and HR (+) (n = 15) HPV with negative cervical histopathology, and HR (+) HPV with CIN grade 1/2/3 (n = 24)...
May 2016: Oncoimmunology
Agustí Toll, Rocío Salgado, Blanca Espinet, Angel Díaz-Lagares, Eugenia Hernández-Ruiz, Evelyn Andrades, Juan Sandoval, Manel Esteller, Ramón M Pujol, Inmaculada Hernández-Muñoz
BACKGROUND: Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC) is the second most common skin cancer and frequently progresses from an actinic keratosis (AK), a sun-induced keratinocyte intraepithelial neoplasia (KIN). Epigenetic mechanisms involved in the phenomenon of progression from AK to cSCC remain to be elicited. METHODS: Expression of microRNAs in sun-exposed skin, AK and cSCC was analysed by Agilent microarrays. DNA methylation of miR-204 promoter was determined by bisulphite treatment and pyrosequencing...
2016: Molecular Cancer
Hideki Ishibashi, Satoshi Nimura, Yoshiyuki Kayashima, Yasushi Takamatsu, Kunihiko Aoyagi, Naohiko Harada, Masanori Kadowaki, Takihiko Kamio, Shotaro Sakisaka, Morishige Takeshita
BACKGROUND: In East Asia, monomorphic epitheliotropic intestinal T-cell lymphoma (MEITL), previously known as type II enteropathy-associated T-cell lymphoma (EATL), occurs more frequently than type I EATL, and coeliac disease is rare. CASE PRESENTATION: Here we present four cases of MEITL in Japanese patients, including the endoscopic and pathological findings of their duodenal and colorectal lesions. Tumor specimens obtained from duodenal, intestinal, and colorectal biopsies in all four patients showed a diffuse intramucosal infiltration of small to/or medium-sized lymphoma cells and numerous atypical intraepithelial lymphocytes (IELs)...
2016: Diagnostic Pathology
Q L Li, L Ding, J Nan, C L Liu, Z K Yang, F Chen, Y L Liang, J T Wang
OBJECTIVE: To explore the interaction between folate and the expression of methyl-CpG-binding protein 2(MeCP2)in cervical cancerization. METHODS: Forty one patients diagnosed with cervical squamous cell carcinoma(SCC), 71 patients diagnosed with cervical intraepithelial neoplasm(CIN1, n=34; CIN2 +, n=37)and 61 women with normal cervix(NC)were recruited in this study. Microbiological assay was conducted to detect the levels of serum folate and RBC folate, Western blot assay and real-time PCR were performed to detect the expression levels of MeCP2 protein and mRNA, respectively...
July 2016: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
Moira Paroni, Andrea Magarotto, Silvia Tartari, Giulia Nizzoli, Paola Larghi, Giulia Ercoli, Umberto Gianelli, Massimiliano Pagani, Luca Elli, Sergio Abrignani, Dario Conte, Jens Geginat, Flavio Caprioli
OBJECTIVES: To provide a functional and phenotypic characterization of immune cells infiltrating small intestinal mucosa during non-IPEX autoimmune enteropathy (AIE), as to gain insights on the pathogenesis of this clinical condition. METHODS: Duodenal biopsies from a patient with AIE at baseline and following drug-induced remission were analyzed by immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, and flow cytometry, and results were compared with those obtained from patients with active celiac disease, ileal Crohn's disease and healthy controls...
2016: Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology
Ying Xiao, Daniel T Thoresen, Lingling Miao, Jonathan S Williams, Chaochen Wang, Radhika P Atit, Sunny Y Wong, Isaac Brownell
The Sonic hedgehog (Shh) signaling pathway regulates developmental, homeostatic, and repair processes throughout the body. In the skin, touch domes develop in tandem with primary hair follicles and contain sensory Merkel cells. The developmental signaling requirements for touch dome specification are largely unknown. We found dermal Wnt signaling and subsequent epidermal Eda/Edar signaling promoted Merkel cell morphogenesis by inducing Shh expression in early follicles. Lineage-specific gene deletions revealed intraepithelial Shh signaling was necessary for Merkel cell specification...
July 2016: PLoS Genetics
Xia Luo, Shuang Luo, Yanyi Zheng, Ruyan Wen, Xiangliang Deng, Lian Zhou
Objective To study the effect of intestinal dysbacteriosis on mouse intestinal intraepithelial T lymphocytes (iIELs). Methods The intestinal dysbacteriosis was induced in mice by oral administration of ceftriaxone sodium. The iIELs were digested with ethylene diaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) and DL-dithiothreitol (DTT). The phenotype of iIELs and the proportions of subsets of T cells were detected by flow cytometry; the concentrations of cytokines (IL-2, IL-6, IFN-γ) in the intestine were examined by ELISA; the intestinal bacteria were analyzed with selective medium and PCR...
August 2016: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
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