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Regulatory B cell in transplantation

Antonella Mancusi, Sara Piccinelli, Andrea Velardi, Antonio Pierini
FoxP3+ regulatory T cells (Tregs) are a subset of CD4+ T cells that can suppress proliferation and effector functions of T cells, B cells, NK cells, and antigen-presenting cells. Treg deficiency causes dramatic immunologic disease in both animal models and humans. As they are capable to suppress the function and the proliferation of conventional CD4+ and CD8+ T cells, Treg-based cell therapies are under evaluation for the treatment of various autoimmune diseases and are currently employed to prevent graft-versus-host disease (GvHD) in clinical trials of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
Kang Yu, Chelsea L Davidson, Agnieszka Wójtowicz, Luiz Lisboa, Ting Wang, Adriana M Airo, Jean Villard, Jeremie Buratto, Tatyana Sandalova, Adnane Achour, Atul Humar, Katia Boggian, Alexia Cusini, Christian van Delden, Adrian Egli, Oriol Manuel, Nicolas Mueller, Pierre-Yves Bochud, Deborah N Burshtyn
UL18 is a human CMV (HCMV) MHC class I (MHCI) homolog that efficiently inhibits leukocyte immunoglobulin-like receptor subfamily B member 1 (LILRB1)+ NK cells. We found an association of LILRB1 polymorphisms in the regulatory regions and ligand-binding domains with control of HCMV in transplant patients. Naturally occurring LILRB1 variants expressed in model NK cells showed functional differences with UL18 and classical MHCI, but not with HLA-G. The altered functional recognition was recapitulated in binding assays with the binding domains of LILRB1...
March 12, 2018: Journal of Clinical Investigation
Mohamed B Ezzelarab, Lien Lu, William F Shufesky, Adrian E Morelli, Angus W Thomson
Donor-derived regulatory dendritic cell (DCreg) infusion before transplantation, significantly prolongs renal allograft survival in non-human primates. This is associated with enhanced expression of the immunoregulatory molecules cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated antigen (Ag) 4 (CTLA4) and programmed cell death protein 1 (PD1) by host donor-reactive T cells. In rodents and humans, CD28 co-stimulatory pathway blockade with the fusion protein CTLA4:Ig (CTLA4Ig) is associated with reduced differentiation and development of regulatory T cells (Treg)...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
Silvia Gregori, Maria Grazia Roncarolo
T regulatory cells, a specialized subset of T cells, are key players in modulating antigen (Ag)-specific immune responses in vivo . Inducible T regulatory type 1 (Tr1) cells are characterized by the co-expression of CD49b and lymphocyte-activation gene 3 (LAG-3) and the ability to secrete IL-10, TGF-β, and granzyme (Gz) B, in the absence of IL-4 and IL-17. The chief mechanisms by which Tr1 cells control immune responses are secretion of IL-10 and TGF-β and killing of myeloid cells via GzB. Tr1 cells, first described in peripheral blood of patients who developed tolerance after HLA-mismatched fetal liver hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, have been proven to modulate inflammatory and effector T cell responses in several immune-mediated diseases...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
María Bravo García-Morato, Francisco Javier Aracil Santos, Alejandro Contreras Briones, Alfonso Blázquez Moreno, Ángela Del Pozo Maté, Ángeles Domínguez-Soto, María José Beato Merino, Lucía Del Pino Molina, Juan Torres Canizales, Ana Victoria Marin, Elena Vallespín García, Marta Feito Rodríguez, Diego Plaza López Sabando, Anaïs Jiménez-Reinoso, Yasmina Mozo Del Castillo, Francisco José Sanz Santaeufemia, Raúl de Lucas-Laguna, Paula Cárdenas, Laura Casamayor Polo, María Coronel Díaz, Mar Valés-Gómez, Ernesto Roldán Santiago, Antonio Ferreira Cerdán, Julián Nevado Blanco, Ángel L Corbí, Hugh T Reyburn, José Ramón Regueiro, Eduardo López-Granados, Rebeca Rodríguez Pena
BACKGROUND: Interferon regulatory factor 4 (IRF4) is a fundamental transcription factor in adaptive and innate immunity, due to its key role in the differentiation and functional specialization of lymphoid and myeloid lineage cells. In mouse models, IRF4 participates in bone marrow central tolerance, naïve B cell activation, germinal centre formation, plasma cell differentiation, immunoglobulin secretion, T helper subset differentiation, macrophage polarization, and dendritic cell differentiation, among other processes...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Sirong He, Chengshi Wang, Xiaojiong Du, Younan Chen, Jiuming Zhao, Bole Tian, Huimin Lu, Yi Zhang, Jingping Liu, Guang Yang, Lan Li, Hongxia Li, Jingqiu Cheng, Yanrong Lu
Deficient insulin secretion caused by immaturity is the predominant disadvantage of neonatal porcine islets (NPIs) when they serve as a source for islet xenotransplantation. We hypothesize that the transplantation of NPIs with a combination of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) can accelerate NPI maturation and improve the engraftment and function of NPIs. After indirect coculturing with monkey MSCs over 21 d, insulin secretion and the expression of regulatory genes relevant to development were assessed in NPIs...
January 18, 2018: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
Bo Peng, Yingzi Ming, Cheng Yang
Kidney transplantation is the optimal treatment for end-stage renal diseases. Although great improvement has been achieved, immune tolerance is still the Holy Grail that every organ transplant practitioner pursues. The role of B cells in transplantation has long been considered simply to serve as precursors of plasma cells, which produce alloantibodies and induce antibody-mediated rejection. Recent research indicates that a specialized subset of B cells plays an important role in immune regulation, which has been well demonstrated in autoimmune diseases, infections, and cancers...
January 25, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
Lucas C M Arruda, Kelen C R Malmegrim, João R Lima-Júnior, Emmanuel Clave, Juliana B E Dias, Daniela A Moraes, Corinne Douay, Isabelle Fournier, Hélène Moins-Teisserenc, Antônio José Alberdi, Dimas T Covas, Belinda P Simões, Pauline Lansiaux, Antoine Toubert, Maria Carolina Oliveira
To evaluate the immunological mechanisms associated with clinical outcomes after autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (AHSCT), focusing on regulatory T- (Treg) and B- (Breg) cell immune reconstitution, 31 systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients underwent simultaneous clinical and immunological evaluations over 36-month posttransplantation follow-up. Patients were retrospectively grouped into responders (n = 25) and nonresponders (n = 6), according to clinical response after AHSCT. Thymic function and B-cell neogenesis were respectively assessed by quantification of DNA excision circles generated during T- and B-cell receptor rearrangements...
January 23, 2018: Blood Advances
Melody Smith, Johannes Zakrzewski, Scott James, Michel Sadelain
Therapeutic T cell engineering is emerging as a powerful tool to treat refractory hematological malignancies. Its most successful embodiment to date is based on the use of second-generation chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) targeting CD19, a cell surface molecule found in most B cell leukemias and lymphomas. Remarkable complete remissions have been obtained with autologous T cells expressing CD19 CARs in patients with relapsed, chemo-refractory B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia, chronic lymphocytic leukemia and non-Hodgkin lymphoma...
January 22, 2018: Blood
Takahiro Mimori, Jun Yasuda, Yoko Kuroki, Tomoko F Shibata, Fumiki Katsuoka, Sakae Saito, Naoki Nariai, Akira Ono, Naomi Nakai-Inagaki, Kazuharu Misawa, Keiko Tateno, Yosuke Kawai, Nobuo Fuse, Atsushi Hozawa, Shinichi Kuriyama, Junichi Sugawara, Naoko Minegishi, Kichiya Suzuki, Kengo Kinoshita, Masao Nagasaki, Masayuki Yamamoto
Human leukocyte antigen (HLA) is a gene complex known for its exceptional diversity across populations, importance in organ and blood stem cell transplantation, and associations of specific alleles with various diseases. We constructed a Japanese reference panel of class I HLA genes (ToMMo HLA panel), comprising a distinct set of HLA-A, HLA-B, HLA-C, and HLA-H alleles, by single-molecule, real-time (SMRT) sequencing of 208 individuals included in the 1070 whole-genome Japanese reference panel (1KJPN). For high-quality allele reconstruction, we developed a novel pipeline, Primer-Separation Assembly and Refinement Pipeline (PSARP), in which the SMRT sequencing and additional short-read data were used...
January 19, 2018: Pharmacogenomics Journal
James M Mathew, Jessica H Voss, Scott T McEwen, Iwona Konieczna, Arjun Chakraborty, Xuemei Huang, Jie He, Lorenzo Gallon, Richard S Kornbluth, Joseph R Leventhal
Donor-specific CD4 + CD127 - CD25 + FOXP3 + regulatory T cells (AgTregs) have the potential to induce clinical transplant tolerance; however, their expansion ex vivo remains challenging. We optimized a novel expansion protocol to stimulate donor-specific Tregs using soluble 4-trimer CD40 ligand (CD40L)-activated donor B cells that expressed mature antigen-presenting cell markers. This avoided the use of CD40L-expressing stimulator cells that might otherwise result in potential cellular contamination. Purified allogeneic "recipient" CD4 + CD25 + Tregs were stimulated on days 0 and 7 with expanded "donor" B cells in the presence of IL-2, TGFβ and sirolimus (SRL)...
January 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
Zhulang Chu, Weilong Zou, Yanan Xu, Qiquan Sun, Yong Zhao
B cells mediate allograft rejection through antigen presentation, and production of cytokines and antibodies. More and more immunosuppressive agents specifically targeting B cells and plasma cells have been applied in clinical transplantation. However, recent studies have indicated the regulatory roles of B cells. Therefore, it is vital to clarify the different effects of B cell subsets in organ transplantation so that we can completely understand the diverse functions of B cells in transplantation. Areas covered: This review focuses on the regulatory roles of B cells in transplantation...
January 17, 2018: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
Reginald M Gorczynski, Kaveh Farrokhi, Christopher Gorczynski, Hassan Sadozai, Fang Zhu, Ismat Khatri
We previously showed that congenic bone marrow transplantation (BMTx) post myeloablation augmented tissue allograft survival in association with increased regulatory T (Treg) cells of both host and bone marrow donor origin. Regulatory B (Breg) cells can also modulate T-cell immunity and B cells may be implicated in the development of Treg cells. Accordingly, we explored the effect of B-cell depletion in vivo on augmented graft survival post BMTx. C57BL/6 mice received BALB/c skin allografts followed 7 days later by myeloablation using cyclophosphamide and busulphan...
January 16, 2018: Immunology
Álvaro Padrón, Vincent Hurez, Harshita B Gupta, Curtis A Clark, Sri Lakshmi Pandeswara, Bin Yuan, Robert S Svatek, Mary Jo Turk, Justin M Drerup, Rong Li, Tyler J Curiel
Cancer immunotherapy has shown remarkable recent progress. Immune checkpoint blocking antibodies have become the most successful anti-cancer agent class ever developed, with six distinct agents approved since 2011 for a wide variety of cancers. Although age is the biggest risk factor for cancer (aside from selected early-onset pediatric cancers), these agents were tested pre-clinically in young hosts, and there is remarkably little published on the effects of host age on treatment outcomes in pre-clinical studies or human clinical trials...
January 8, 2018: Experimental Gerontology
Kiyohiko Hotta, Tetsu Oura, Abbas Dehnadi, Svjetlan Boskovic, Masatoshi Matsunami, Ivy Rosales, Rex N Smith, Robert B Colvin, A Benedict Cosimi, Tatsuo Kawai
BACKGROUND: We have previously reported successful induction of renal allograft tolerance in nonhuman primates (NHP) following an initial posttransplant period of conventional immunosuppression (delayed tolerance) using a nonmyeloablative conditioning regimen consisting of anti-CD154 and anti-CD8 mAbs plus equine ATG (Atgam) and donor bone marrow transplantation (DBMT). Since these reagents are not currently clinically available, the protocol was revised to be applicable to human recipients of deceased donor allografts...
January 4, 2018: Transplantation
Kavit R Amin, Alexandra L Ball, Chandanpreet Chhina, Rebecca J Edge, John P Stone, William R Critchley, Jason K Wong, James E Fildes
BACKGROUND: Passenger leucocytes and inflammatory debris transferred from the donor limb to the recipient can induce allorecognition, which activates the host immune response. This is the first study to evaluate whether the transfer of this inflammatory burden can be reduced via post-preservation flush prior to revascularisation, and whether this is influenced by ischaemia. METHODS: Bilateral forelimbs from the same pig were procured and infused with preservation flush and stored on ice...
February 2018: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
Yan Wang, Zhi-Yun Niu, Yu-Jie Guo, Li-Hua Wang, Feng-Ru Lin, Jing-Yu Zhang
Hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) transplantation could be of therapeutic value for aplastic anemia (AA) patients, and immunosuppressants may facilitate the efficiency of the procedure. As anti-inflammatory cytokine interleukin-11 (IL-11) has a thrombopoietic effect, its use in cases of chronic bone marrow failure, such as AA, has been proposed to induce HSC function. However, the putative mechanisms that may support this process remain poorly defined. We found that decreased miR-204-5p levels were coincident with increased proliferation in mouse HSCs following exposure to IL-11 in vitro...
December 8, 2017: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
Alan F Zahorchak, Camila Macedo, David E Hamm, Lisa H Butterfield, Diana M Metes, Angus W Thomson
Human regulatory dendritic cells (DCreg) were generated from CD14 immunobead-purified or elutriated monocytes in the presence of vitamin D3 and IL-10. They exhibited similar, low levels of costimulatory CD80 and CD86, but comparatively high levels of co-inhibitory programed death ligand-1 (PD-L1) and IL-10 production compared to control immature DC (iDC). Following Toll-like receptor 4 ligation, unlike control iDC, DCreg resisted phenotypic and functional maturation and further upregulated PD-L1:CD86 expression...
January 2018: Cellular Immunology
Sarah E Panzer, Nancy A Wilson, Bret M Verhoven, Ding Xiang, C Dustin Rubinstein, Robert R Redfield, Weixiong Zhong, Shannon R Reese
BACKGROUND: Increasingly, it is being appreciated that B cells have broad roles beyond the humoral response and are able to contribute to and regulate inflammation. The specific role of B cells in the pathogenesis of early allograft inflammation remains unclear. METHODS: To address this question, we generated B cell-deficient (B) Lewis rats via clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR) technology. In a full mismatch transplant model, kidneys from Brown Norway donors were transplanted into B Lewis recipients or wild type Lewis recipients...
March 2018: Transplantation
Hui Wang, Wenrong Xu, Qixiang Shao, Qing Ding
IL-10-producing regulatory B (IL-10+ Breg) cells promote tolerance in autoimmune diseases and transplantation. However, it remains unclear whether microRNAs are involved in the development of IL-10+ Breg cells. Here, we found that microRNA-21 (miR-21) acts as an upstream regulator of IL-10 by targeting the 3' untranslated region of IL-10 mRNA. We also demonstrated that IL-10+ Breg cells exhibit lower miR-21 expression than non-Breg cells and that miR-21 acts as a potent negative regulator of the differentiation of IL-10+ Breg cells...
November 7, 2017: Oncotarget
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