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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636965/hla-f-a-new-kid-licensed-for-peptide-presentation
#1
Malcolm J W Sim, Peter D Sun
HLA-F, a non-classical MHC molecule, is not known to present peptides. Dulberger et al. (2017) show that HLA-F contains a distinct peptide-binding groove and can present a diverse array of peptides. LIR1, however, recognized HLA-F away from bound peptide, leaving open whether peptide-HLA-F-specific T and NK receptors exist.
June 20, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636952/human-leukocyte-antigen-f-presents-peptides-and-regulates-immunity-through-interactions-with-nk-cell-receptors
#2
Charles L Dulberger, Curtis P McMurtrey, Angelique Hölzemer, Karlynn E Neu, Victor Liu, Adriana M Steinbach, Wilfredo F Garcia-Beltran, Michael Sulak, Bana Jabri, Vincent J Lynch, Marcus Altfeld, William H Hildebrand, Erin J Adams
Evidence is mounting that the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) molecule HLA-F (human leukocyte antigen F) regulates the immune system in pregnancy, infection, and autoimmunity by signaling through NK cell receptors (NKRs). We present structural, biochemical, and evolutionary analyses demonstrating that HLA-F presents peptides of unconventional length dictated by a newly arisen mutation (R62W) that has produced an open-ended groove accommodating particularly long peptides. Compared to empty HLA-F open conformers (OCs), HLA-F tetramers bound with human-derived peptides differentially stained leukocytes, suggesting peptide-dependent engagement...
June 20, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635644/pd-1-pd-l1-blockade-therapy-for-tumors-with-downregulated-mhc-class-i-expression
#3
REVIEW
Michal Šmahel
The therapy of different advanced-stage malignancies with monoclonal antibodies blocking programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1)/PD-1 ligand 1 (PD-L1) signaling has had an impressive long-lasting effect in a portion of patients, but in most cases, this therapy was not successful, or a secondary resistance developed. To enhance its efficacy in treated patients, predictive biomarkers are searched for and various combination treatments are intensively investigated. As the downregulation of major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I molecules is one of the most frequent mechanisms of tumor escape from the host's immunity, it should be considered in PD-1/PD-L1 checkpoint inhibition...
June 21, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634588/antitumor-effect-of-kml-b-treated-dendritic-cells-via-induction-of-lymphocyte-activation
#4
Jong-Jin Kim, Yun-Ho Hwang, Kyung-Yun Kang, Sung-Ju Lee, Jong-Bae Kim, Jina Choi, Sung-Tae Yee
Lectins are carbohydrate-binding proteins with various biological activities, such as antitumor and immunomodulatory effects. Although lectins have various biological activities, they are still limited by cytotoxicity in normal cells. To overcome this problem, we used the noncytotoxic part of Korean mistletoe lectin B-chain (KML-B) to induce maturation of dendritic cells (DCs). A previous study reported that KML-B induces DC maturation by triggering TLR-4, including expression of costimulatory molecules (CD40, CD80, and CD86), MHC II, and secretion of cytokines in DCs...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634215/vaccination-with-high-affinity-epitopes-impairs-antitumor-efficacy-by-increasing-pd-1expression-on-cd8-t-cells
#5
Christopher D Zahm, Viswa Colluru, Douglas G McNeel
Antitumor vaccines encoding self-antigens generally have low immunogenicity in clinical trials. Several approaches are aimed at improving vaccine immunogenicity, including efforts to alter encoded epitopes. Immunization with epitopes altered for increased affinity for the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) or T-cell receptor (TCR) elicits greater numbers of CD8 T cells but inferior antitumor responses. Our previous results suggested that programmed death 1 (PD-1) and its ligand (PD-L1) increased on antigen-specific CD8 T cells and tumor cells, respectively, after high-affinity vaccination...
June 20, 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628857/identification-of-b-and-t-cell-epitope-based-peptide-vaccine-from-igf-1-receptor-in-breast-cancer
#6
Manijeh Mahdavi, Violaine Moreau, Majid Kheirollahi
The insulin-like growth factor-1 receptor (IGF-1R) plays a key role in proliferation, growth, differentiation, and development of several human malignancies including breast and pancreatic adenocarcinoma. IGF-1R targeted immunotherapeutic approaches are particularly attractive, as they may potentially elicit even stronger antitumor responses than traditional targeted approaches. Cancer peptide vaccines can produce immunologic responses against cancer cells by triggering helper T cell (Th) or cytotoxic T cells (CTL) in association with Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) class I or II molecules on the cell surface of antigen presenting cells...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621565/light-emitting-diode-at-460%C3%A2-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-20%C3%A2-nm-increases-the-production-of-il-12-and-il-6-in-murine-dendritic-cells
#7
Tamires Marielem Carvalho-Costa, Maria Tays Mendes, Marcos Vinicius da Silva, Virmondes Rodrigues, Giuliana Cristina Marre Bruschi Thedei, Carlo Jose Freire Oliveira, Geraldo Thedei
BACKGROUND DATA: Light emitting diode (LED) therapy has been proposed as an option for the treatment of many skin inflammatory processes. Dendritic cells (DCs) are important cells of skin that participate in the initiation and activation of skin immunity. The modulation of these cells by LED could explain much of its effects. OBJECTIVE: Thus, the aim of this study was to examine the effects of LED at 460 ± 20 nm on cytokine production and the expression of surface markers on DCs...
June 15, 2017: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619138/newcastle-disease-virus-like-particles-induce-dc-maturation-through-tlr4-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway-and-facilitate-dc-migration-by-ccr7-ccl19-ccl21-axis
#8
Jing Qian, Xiaohong Xu, Jiaxin Ding, Renfu Yin, Yixue Sun, Cong Xue, Jianzhong Wang, Chan Ding, Shengqing Yu, Xiufan Liu, Shunlin Hu, Chunfeng Wang, Yanlong Cong, Zhuang Ding
Newcastle disease virus-like particles (NDV VLPs) are a potential candidate vaccine, as shown by eliciting specific immune response against NDV in mice and chickens. Activation of dendritic cells (DCs) is critical to initiate immune response. However, the mechanism of how NDV VLPs induce DC maturation and migration remains elusive. In this study, we found that NDV VLPs are efficient in DC activation by up-regulating surface MHC II and costimulatory molecules, and proinflammatory cytokines through the TLR4/NF-κB pathway...
May 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615212/conserved-v%C3%AE-1-binding-geometry-in-a-setting-of-locus-disparate-phla-recognition-by-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-tcrs-insight-into-recognition-of-hiv-peptides-by-tcr
#9
Yi Shi, Ai Kawana-Tachikawa, Feng Gao, Jianxun Qi, Chuansheng Liu, Jia Gao, Hao Cheng, Takamasa Ueno, Aikichi Iwamoto, George F Gao
Given a limited set of TCR V genes which are used to create TCRs that are reactive to different ligands, such as MHC class I, MHC class II and MHC-like proteins (for example, MIC molecules and CD1 molecules), the Vδ1 segment can be rearranged with Dδ-Jδ-Cδ or Jα-Cα segments, to form classical γδTCR or uncommon αβTCR using a Vδ1 segment (δ/αβTCR). Here we have determined two complex structures of the δ/αβTCRs (S19-2 and TU55) bound to different locus-disparate MHCIs with HIV peptides (HLA-A*2402-Nef138-10 and HLA-B*3501-Pol448-9)...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611781/exploration-of-the-conformational-dynamics-of-major-histocompatibility-complex-molecules
#10
REVIEW
Saeko Yanaka, Kenji Sugase
Major histocompatibility complex (MHC) molecules are loaded with a wide variety of self- and non-self-peptides in their binding grooves and present these to T cell receptors (TCRs) in order to activate the adaptive immune system. A large number of crystal structures of different MHC alleles with different bound peptides have been determined, and they have been found to be quite similar to one another regardless of the bound peptide sequence. The structures do not change markedly even when forming complexes with TCRs...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605050/the-abl-1-kinase-is-dispensable-for-nk-cell-inhibitory-signaling-and-is-not-involved-in-murine-nk-cell-education
#11
S Ganesan, T L Thanh, N Kadri, B J Chambers, S Meinke, P Brodin, E Vivier, D M Wetzel, A J Koleske, P Höglund
Natural killer (NK) cell responsiveness in the mouse is determined in an education process guided by inhibitory Ly49 and NKG2A receptors binding to MHC class I molecules. It has been proposed that inhibitory signaling in human NK cells involves Abl-1 (c-Abl)-mediated phosphorylation of Crk, lowering NK cell function via disruption of a signaling complex including C3G and c-Cbl, suggesting that NK cell education might involve c-Abl. Mice deficient in c-Abl expression specifically in murine NK cells displayed normal inhibitory and activating receptor repertoires...
June 12, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603872/the-effect-of-feed-supplementation-with-a-copper-glycine-chelate-and-copper-sulphate-on-selected-humoral-and-cell-mediated-immune-parameters-plasma-superoxide-dismutase-activity-ceruloplasmin-and-cytokine-concentration-in-broiler-chickens
#12
Ł S Jarosz, A Marek, Z Grądzki, M Kwiecień, B Kaczmarek
The varied bioavailability and different effects of organic forms of copper on the immune system of poultry have prompted the search for new feed additives based on copper compounds containing modified chelate complexes. The aim of the study was to determine the effect of inorganic and organic forms of copper on selected parameters of the cellular and humoral immune response in broiler chickens by determining the percentages of CD3(+) CD4(+) , CD3(+) CD8(+) and CD25(+) lymphocytes, cells with MHC Class II expression, and BU-1(+) cells, as well as the concentrations of SOD, IL-2, IL-10 and TNF-α in the peripheral blood...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600217/limited-genetic-diversity-in-the-global-plasmodium-vivax-cell-traversal-protein-of-ookinetes-and-sporozoites-celtos-sequences-implications-for-pvceltos-based-vaccine-development
#13
Akram Abouie Mehrizi, Fatemeh Torabi, Sedigheh Zakeri, Navid Dinparast Djadid
Cell traversal protein of Ookinetes and Sporozoites (CelTOS) is a new malaria vaccine candidate antigen. Since one of the main challenges in malaria vaccine development is the extensive antigenic diversity of this parasite, local and global gene diversity analysis is of particular importance. Therefore, in this study, the genetic diversity of pvceltos gene was investigated among Iranian P. vivax isolates (n=46) and compared with available worldwide pvceltos sequences. One synonymous (C109A) and three amino acid replacements (V118L, K178T, and G179R) were observed in Iranian pvceltos sequences in compare with Sal-1 sequence leading to five haplotypes including PvCelt-A (GSVKGL, 13%), PvCelt-B (GSLKGL, 50%), PvCelt-C (GSLTGL, 17...
June 6, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597565/btn3a1-antibodies-and-phosphoantigens-tcrv%C3%AE-9v%C3%AE-2-see-the-difference
#14
Don-Marc Franchini, Marie Michelas, Olivia Lanvin, Mary Poupot, Jean Jacques Fournié
Human blood γδ T lymphocytes express TCRVγ9Vδ2 and respond to nonpeptide phosphoantigens (PAgs) by a mysterious mechanism involving the BTN3A1 (CD277) molecule . BTN3A1 is a butyrophilin-like protein related to CD80, PD-L1, and MHC, and is either a presenting or a co-stimulatory molecule for PAgs. Although the precise roles and molecular interactions with the TCRVγ9Vδ2 are currently not determined, it is commonly thought that all TCRVγ9Vδ2 lymphocytes 'see' PAg and BTN3A1 together, presumably in a single molecular recognition event...
June 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596769/c1-complex-an-adaptable-proteolytic-module-for-complement-and-non-complement-functions
#15
REVIEW
Jinhua Lu, Uday Kishore
Complement C1 is the defining component of the classical pathway. Within the C1qC1r2C1s2 complex, C1q functions as a molecular scaffold for C1r2C1s2 and C1q binding to its ligands activates these two serine proteases. The classic C1q ligands are antigen-bound antibodies and activated C1s cleaves C4 and C2 to initiate the complement cascade. Recent studies suggest broad C1 functions beyond the complement system. C1q binds to the Frizzled receptors to activate C1s, which cleaves lipoprotein receptor-related protein 6 to trigger aging-associated Wnt receptor signaling...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595953/inhalation-of-a-racemic-mixture-r-s-linalool-by-rats-experiencing-restraint-stress-alters-neuropeptide-and-mhc-class-i-gene-expression-in-the-hypothalamus
#16
Kazushi Yoshida, Naoto Yamamoto, Satoshi Fujiwara, Asuka Kamei, Keiko Abe, Akio Nakamura
Some odorants have physiological and psychological effects on organisms. However, little is known about the effects of inhaling them, particularly on the central nervous system. Using DNA microarray analysis, we obtained gene expression profiles of the hypothalamus from restraint stressed rats exposed to racemic (R,S)-linalool. Hierarchical clustering across all probe sets showed that this inhalation of (R,S)-linalool influenced the expression levels of a wide range of genes in the hypothalamus. A comparison of transcription levels revealed that the inhalation of (R,S)-linalool restored the expression of 560 stress-induced probe sets to a normal status...
June 6, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592828/a-highly-conserved-sequence-of-the-viral-tap-inhibitor-icp47-is-required-for-freezing-of-the-peptide-transport-cycle
#17
Tony Matschulla, Richard Berry, Carolin Gerke, Marius Döring, Julia Busch, Jennifer Paijo, Ulrich Kalinke, Frank Momburg, Hartmut Hengel, Anne Halenius
The transporter associated with antigen processing (TAP) translocates antigenic peptides into the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) lumen for loading onto MHC class I molecules. This is a key step in the control of viral infections through CD8+ T-cells. The herpes simplex virus type-1 encodes an 88 amino acid long species-specific TAP inhibitor, ICP47, that functions as a high affinity competitor for the peptide binding site on TAP. It has previously been suggested that the inhibitory function of ICP47 resides within the N-terminal region (residues 1-35)...
June 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591700/restoration-of-immune-surface-molecules-in-kaposi-sarcoma-associated-herpesvirus-infected-cells-by-lenalidomide-and-pomalidomide
#18
David A Davis, Suraj Mishra, Holda A Anagho, Ashley I Aisabor, Prabha Shrestha, Victoria Wang, Yuki Takamatsu, Kenji Maeda, Hiroaki Mitsuya, Jerome B Zeldis, Robert Yarchoan
Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) is the cause of several tumors, including Kaposi sarcoma and primary effusion lymphoma (PEL). Most viruses have evolved means of escaping immune recognition. KSHV downregulates MHC-I expression during lytic infection, and expression of ICAM-1 and B7-2 (CD86) during latent infection, allowing evasion of T cell and natural killer immunity respectively. These effects are largely mediated by two KSHV-encoded proteins, K3 and K5. We show here that lenalidomide (Len) and pomalidomide (Pom) prevent down-regulation of MHC-I during lytic activation, and restore ICAM-1 and B7-2 surface expression in latently infected PEL cells...
May 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588628/the-effect-of-bovine-viral-diarrhea-virus-on-bovine-monocyte-phenotype
#19
K S Choi
Bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) is an economically important pathogen of the livestock industry worldwide. BVDV is classified into cytopathic (cp) and noncytopathic (ncp), depending on its effects on cultured cells. BVDV is known to alter the host's immune response. Of this, major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class II molecules play a central role in the development and function of the immune system, and are comprised of two types, DR and DQ, in cattle. In this study, we investigated the expression of MHC class II on monocytes infected with ncp BVDV1 or ncp BVDV2...
2017: Iranian journal of veterinary research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587645/transcriptome-profiling-of-staphylococci-infected-cow-mammary-gland-parenchyma
#20
Ewa M Kosciuczuk, Paweł Lisowski, Justyna Jarczak, Alicja Majewska, Magdalena Rzewuska, Lech Zwierzchowski, Emilia Bagnicka
BACKGROUND: Genome-wide gene expression profiling allows for identification of genes involved in the defense response of the host against pathogens. As presented here, transcriptomic analysis and bioinformatics tools were applied in order to identify genes expressed in the mammary gland parenchyma of cows naturally infected with coagulase-positive and coagulase-negative Staphylococci. RESULTS: In cows infected with coagulase-positive Staphylococci, being in 1st or 2nd lactation, 1700 differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were identified...
June 6, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
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