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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345060/porcine-nk-cells-display-features-associated-with-antigen-presenting-cells
#1
Steffi De Pelsmaeker, Bert Devriendt, Georges Leclercq, Herman W Favoreel
NK cells are members of the innate immunity and play a central role in the defense against viral infections and cancer development, but also contribute to triggering and shaping adaptive immune responses. Human NK cells may express MHC II and costimulatory molecules, including CD86, CD80, and OX40 ligand, which allows them to stimulate the CD4+ T-cell response. In contrast, murine NK cells do not express MHC II or costimulatory molecules. Upon activation, mouse NK cells can acquire these molecules from dendritic cells (DCs) via intercellular membrane transfer, which leads to suppression of DC-induced CD4+ T-cell responses rather than stimulation of T-cell responses...
January 2018: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341118/inhibition-of-the-fgl2-fc%C3%AE-riib-riii-immunosuppressive-pathway-enhances-antiviral-t-cell-and-b-cell-responses-leading-to-clearance-of-lcmv-cl-13
#2
Olga Klingberg, Ramzi Khattar, Kaveh Farrokhi, Dario Ferri, Nataliya Yavorska, Jianhua Zhang, Hassan Sadozai, Oyedele Adeyi, Andrzej Chruscinski, Gary A Levy, Nazia Selzner
Persistent viruses evade immune detection by interfering with virus-specific innate and adaptive antiviral immune responses. Fibrinogen-Like Protein-2 (FGL2) is a potent effector molecule of CD4+ CD25+ FoxP3+ regulatory T cells (Treg) and exerts its immunosuppressive activity following ligation to its cognate receptor, FcγRIIB/RIII. The role of FGL2 in the pathogenesis of chronic viral infection caused by Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus Clone-13 (LCMV cl-13) was assessed in this study. Chronically infected fgl2+/+ mice had increased plasma levels of FGL2, with reduced expression of the maturation markers, CD80, CD86 and MHC-II on macrophages and dendritic cells (DC) and impaired production of neutralizing antibody...
January 17, 2018: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330322/cutting-edge-piezo1-mechanosensors-optimize-human-t-cell-activation
#3
Chinky Shiu Chen Liu, Deblina Raychaudhuri, Barnali Paul, Yogaditya Chakrabarty, Amrit Raj Ghosh, Oindrila Rahaman, Arindam Talukdar, Dipyaman Ganguly
TCRs recognize peptides on MHC molecules and induce downstream signaling, leading to activation and clonal expansion. In addition to the strength of the interaction of TCRs with peptides on MHC molecules, mechanical forces contribute to optimal T cell activation, as reflected by the superior efficiency of immobilized TCR-cross-linking Abs compared with soluble Abs in TCR triggering, although a dedicated mechanotransduction module is not identified. We found that the professional mechanosensor protein Piezo1 is critically involved in human T cell activation...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324305/caveolin-mediated-endocytosis-of-the-chlamydia-m278-outer-membrane-peptide-encapsulated-in-poly-lactic-acid-poly-ethylene-glycol-nanoparticles-by-mouse-primary-dendritic-cells-enhances-specific-immune-effectors-mediated-by-mhc-class-ii-and-cd4-t-cells
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Saurabh Dixit, Rajnish Sahu, Richa Verma, Skyla Duncan, Guillermo H Giambartolomei, Shree R Singh, Vida A Dennis
We previously developed a Chlamydia trachomatis nanovaccine (PPM) by encapsulating a chlamydial M278 peptide within poly(lactic acid)-poly(ethylene glycol) biodegradable nanoparticles that immunopotentiated Chlamydia-specific immune effector responses in mice. Herein, we investigated the mechanistic interactions of PPM with mouse bone marrow-derived dendritic cells (DCs) for its uptake, trafficking, and T cell activation. Our results reveal that PPM triggered enhanced expression of effector cytokines and chemokines, surface activation markers (Cd1d2, Fcgr1), pathogen-sensing receptors (TLR2, Nod1), co-stimulatory (CD40, CD80, CD86) and MHC class I and II molecules...
December 26, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315598/improved-methods-for-predicting-peptide-binding-affinity-to-mhc-class-ii-molecules
#5
Kamilla Kjaergaard Jensen, Massimo Andreatta, Paolo Marcatili, Søren Buus, Jason A Greenbaum, Zhen Yan, Alessandro Sette, Bjoern Peters, Morten Nielsen
Major histocompatibility complex class II (MHC-II) molecules are expressed on the surface of professional antigen presenting cells where they display peptides to T helper cells, which orchestrate the onset and outcome of many host immune responses. Understanding which peptides will be presented by the MHC-II molecule is therefore important for understanding the activation of T helper cells and can be used to identify T-cell epitopes. We here present updated versions of two MHC class II peptide binding affinity prediction methods, NetMHCII and NetMHCIIpan...
January 6, 2018: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305065/high-macrophage-pd-l1-expression-not-responsible-for-t-cell-suppression
#6
Naomi Goldman, Yelizavet D Lomakova, Jennifer Londregan, Amanda Bucknum, Kelley DePierri, John Somerville, James E Riggs
Tumors are often comprised of microenvironments (TMEs) with a high proportion of cells and molecules that regulate immunity. Peritoneal cavity (PerC) cell culture reproduces key features of TMEs as lymphocyte proliferation is suppressed by PerC macrophages (Mϕs). We monitored the expression of T cell stimulatory (Class II MHC, B7) and inhibitory (PD-L1) molecules by PerC APCs before and after culture and report here that IFNγ-driven PD-L1 expression increased markedly on PerC Mϕs after TCR ligation, even more so than seen with direct APC activation by LPS...
December 30, 2017: Cellular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298343/epcam-peptide-primed-dendritic-cell-vaccination-confers-significant-anti-tumor-immunity-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
#7
Yoo Jin Choi, Seong-Joon Park, You-Soo Park, Hee Sung Park, Kwang Mo Yang, Kyu Heo
Cancer stem-like cells (CSCs) may play a key role in tumor initiation, self-renewal, differentiation, and resistance to current treatments. Dendritic cells (DCs) play a vital role in host immune reactions as well as antigen presentation. In this study, we explored the suitability of using CSC peptides as antigen sources for DC vaccination against human breast cancer and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with the aim of achieving CSC targeting and enhancing anti-tumor immunity. CD44 is used as a CSC marker for breast cancer and EpCAM is used as a CSC marker for HCC...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297233/deficiency-of-autoimmune-regulator-impairs-the-immune-tolerance-effect-of-bone-marrow-derived-dendritic-cells-in-mice
#8
Feifei Huo, Dongbei Li, Bo Zhao, Yadong Luo, Bingjie Zhao, Xueyang Zou, Yi Li, Wei Yang
As a transcription factor, autoimmune regulator (Aire) participates in thymic negative selection and maintains immune tolerance mainly by regulating the ectopic expression of tissue-restricted antigens (TRAs) in medullary thymic epithelial cells (mTECs). Aire is also expressed in dendritic cells (DCs). DCs are professional antigen-presenting cells (APCs) that affect the differentiation of T cells toward distinct subpopulations and participate in the immune response and tolerance, thereby playing an important role in maintaining homeostasis...
January 3, 2018: Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296823/mature-murine-megakaryocytes-present-antigen-mhc-class-i-molecules-to-t-cells-and-transfer-them-to-platelets
#9
Anne Zufferey, Edwin R Speck, Kellie R Machlus, Rukhsana Aslam, Li Guo, Mark J McVey, Michael Kim, Rick Kapur, Eric Boilard, Joseph E Italiano, John W Semple
Megakaryocytes (MKs) are bone marrow-derived cells that are primarily responsible for generating platelets for the maintenance of hemostasis. Although MK can variably express major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I and II molecules during their differentiation, little is known whether they can elicit nonhemostatic immune functions such as T-cell activation. Here, we demonstrate that mature CD34- MHC class II- CD41+ MKs can endocytose exogenous ovalbumin (OVA) and proteolytically generate its immunogenic peptide ligand, which is crosspresented on their surface in association with MHC class I molecules...
September 12, 2017: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286392/overlapping-peptide-library-to-map-qa-1-epitopes-in-a-protein
#10
Yi Xu, Samiksha Wasnik, David J Baylink, Edmundo Carreon Berumen, Xiaolei Tang
Qa-1 (HLA-E in human) belongs to a group of non-classical major histocompatibility complex 1b (MHC-Ib) molecules. Recent data suggest that Qa-1 molecules play important roles in surveying cells for structural and functional integrity, inducing immune regulation, and limiting immune responses to viral infections. Additionally, functional augmentation of Qa-1-restricted CD8+ T cells through epitope immunization has shown therapeutic effects in several autoimmune disease animal models, e.g. experimental allergic encephalomyelitis, collagen-induced arthritis, and non-obese diabetes...
December 20, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285934/synthetic-polymeric-mixed-micelles-target-to-lymph-node-triggering-enhanced-cellular-and-humoral-immune-responses
#11
Chenxi Li, Xiaoxu Zhang, Qing Chen, Jiulong Zhang, Wenpan Li, Haiyang Hu, Xiuli Zhao, Mingxi Qiao, Dawei Chen
It has been widely accepted that lymph nodes (LNs) are critical targets of cancer vaccines since antigen presentation and initiation of T cell-mediated immune responses occur primarily at these locations. In this study, amphiphilic diblock copolymer PEOz-PLA combined with carboxylterminalted-Pluronic F127 were used to construct mixed micelles (carboxylated-NPs) for co-delivery of antigen OVA and Toll-like receptor-7 agonist CL264 (carboxylated-NPs/OVA/CL264) to the LN resident DCs. The results showed that the small, sub-60nm size of the self-assembled mixed micelles enables them to rapidly penetrate into lymphatic vessels and reach DLNs after subcutaneous injection...
December 29, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285385/mhc-class-ii-associated-stomach-cancer-mutations-correlate-with-lack-of-subsequent-tumor-development
#12
John M Yavorski, George Blanck
The role of tumor cell expression of major histocompatibility class II (MHCII) has been controversial, with evidence indicating that tumor cell expression of MHCII may lead to an anti-tumor immune response and to tumor cell apoptosis and that MHCII has pro-tumorigenic functions. The cancer genome atlas (TCGA) indicates numerous deleterious mutations for the highly specific, MHCII transcriptional activation proteins, RFX5, RFXAP, RFXANK and CIITA. Also, mutations in the non-polymorphic, human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-DRA gene, which encodes the heavy chain for the most prominent human MHCII molecule, HLA-DR, are common...
December 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281850/cd70-encoded-by-modified-vaccinia-virus-ankara-enhances-cd8-t-cell-dependent-protective-immunity-in-mhc-class-ii-deficient-mice
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Barbara Bathke, Juliane Pätzold, Ronny Kassub, Raphael Giessel, Kerstin Lämmermann, Maria Hinterberger, Kay Brinkmann, Paul Chaplin, Mark Suter, Hubertus Hochrein, Henning Lauterbach
The immunological outcome of infections and vaccinations is largely determined during the initial first days in which antigen-presenting cells instruct T cells to expand and differentiate into effector and memory cells. Besides the essential stimulation of the T cell receptor complex a plethora of co-stimulatory signals not only ensures a proper T cell activation but also instils phenotypic and functional characteristics in the T cells appropriate to fight off the invading pathogen. The TNF receptor/ligand pair CD27/CD70 gained a lot of attraction due to its key role in regulating T cell activation, survival, differentiation, and maintenance, especially in the course of viral infections and cancer...
December 27, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273086/immunoprivileged-no-more-measuring-the-immunogenicity-of-allogeneic-adult-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Alix K Berglund, Lisa A Fortier, Douglas F Antczak, Lauren V Schnabel
BACKGROUND: Autologous and allogeneic adult mesenchymal stem/stromal cells (MSCs) are increasingly being investigated for treating a wide range of clinical diseases. Allogeneic MSCs are especially attractive due to their potential to provide immediate care at the time of tissue injury or disease diagnosis. The prevailing dogma has been that allogeneic MSCs are immune privileged, but there have been very few studies that control for matched or mismatched major histocompatibility complex (MHC) molecule expression and that examine immunogenicity in vivo...
December 22, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260516/-effect-of-recombinant-antigen-ferritin-on-dc-induce-immune-response
#15
Ya-Na Wang, Qiang Wang, Chan Wang, Wei Zhao
OBJECTIVE: To explore the immunoreaction against protoscolex infection by the recombinant ferritin of echinococcus granulosus (rEg.ferritin) immunized mice. METHODS: Bone marrow deriedstem cells (BMDCs) were collected and exposed in different antigens by cell culture and included 6 groups,there were hydatid fluid (HF) group (HF 30 μg/mL),rEg.ferritin group (rEg.ferritin 1 μg/mL), rEg.ferritin+LPS group (rEg.ferritin 1 μg/mL and LPS 100 ng/mL),HF+LPS group (HF 30 μg/mL and LPS 100 ng/mL),LPS group (LPS 100 ng/mL) and control (not add antigen)...
November 2017: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232408/immunodominant-cytomegalovirus-specific-cd8-t-cell-responses-in-sub-saharan-african-populations
#16
Amna Malik, Emily Adland, Leana Laker, Henrik Kløverpris, Rabiah Fardoos, Julia Roider, Mai C Severinsen, Fabian Chen, Lynn Riddell, Anne Edwards, Søren Buus, Pieter Jooste, Philippa C Matthews, Philip J R Goulder
More than 90% of children in Africa are infected with cytomegalovirus (CMV) by the age of 12 months. However, the high-frequency, immunodominant CD8+ T-cell responses that control CMV infection have not been well studied in African populations. We therefore sought to define the immunodominant CMV-specific CD8+ T-cell responses within sub-Saharan African study subjects. Among 257 subjects, we determined the CD8+ T-cell responses to overlapping peptides spanning three of the most immunogenic CMV proteins, pp65, IE-1 and IE-2, using IFN-γ ELISpot assays...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229737/the-superantigen-toxic-shock-syndrome-toxin-1-alters-human-aortic-endothelial-cell-function
#17
Katarina Kulhankova, Kyle J Kinney, Jessica M Stach, Françoise A Gourronc, Isabella M Grumbach, Aloysius J Klingelhutz, Wilmara Salgado-Pabón
Staphylococcus aureus infective endocarditis (IE) is a fast-progressing and tissue destructive infection of the cardiac endothelium. The superantigens (SAgs) toxic shock syndrome toxin-1 (TSST-1), staphylococcal enterotoxin C (SEC), and the enterotoxin gene cluster (egc) play a novel and essential role in the etiology of S. aureus IE. Recent studies indicate that SAgs act at the infection site to cause tissue pathology and promote vegetation growth. The underlying mechanism of SAg involvement has not been clearly defined...
December 11, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194317/gut-epithelial-cell-derived-exosomes-trigger-post-trauma-immune-dysfunction
#18
Mitsuaki Kojima, Todd W Costantini, Brian P Eliceiri, Theresa W Chan, Andrew Baird, Raul Coimbra
INTRODUCTION: Exosomes are extracellular vesicles that act as endogenous mediators of the immune response. We have previously shown that exosomes released into mesenteric lymph (ML) following trauma/hemorrhagic shock (T/HS) induce pro-inflammatory cytokine production in macrophages and are involved in the pathogenesis of post-shock acute lung injury. However, the cellular origin of ML exosomes and their role in the post-trauma immune response remains unclear. We hypothesized that exosomes released from damaged-intestinal epithelial cells (IECs) contribute to post-trauma immune dysfunction by altering the function of dendritic cells (DCs), key regulators of the adaptive immunity...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182620/broncho-vaxom-om-85-modulates-rhinovirus-docking-proteins-on-human-airway-epithelial-cells-via-erk1-2-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-and-camp
#19
Michael Roth, Christian Pasquali, Daiana Stolz, Michael Tamm
BACKGROUND: Bronchial epithelial cells (BEC) are primary target for Rhinovirus infection through attaching to cell membrane proteins. OM-85, a bacterial extract, improves recovery of asthma and COPD patients after viral infections, but only part of the mechanism was addressed, by focusing on defined immune cells. OBJECTIVE: We therefore determined the effect of OM-85 on isolated primary human BEC of controls (n = 8), asthma patients (n = 10) and COPD patients (n = 9)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179438/valproate-hampers-podocyte-acquisition-of-immune-phenotypes-via-intercepting-the-gsk3%C3%AE-facilitated-nfkb-activation
#20
Pei Wang, Sijie Zhou, Yan Ge, Minglei Lu, Zhangsuo Liu, Rujun Gong
Glomerular podocytes are able to transdifferentiate under disease conditions, acquire de novo immune phenotypes and behave as immunocompetent cells, like phagocytes or antigen-presenting cells. Upon stimulation with lipopolysaccharide (LPS), a prototypical pathogen-associated molecular pattern, podocytes demonstrated de novo expression of a variety of NFkB-dependent immune molecules that are pivotal for immune response, including major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class II, costimulatory molecule CD80, lysosomal protease cathepsin L as well as CC chemokine ligand 2 and 5, ultimately resulting in podocyte dysfunction, characterized by cellular shrinkage, a spindle-like or asterlike cell shape and impairment of actin cytoskeleton integrity...
October 24, 2017: Oncotarget
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