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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542831/machine-learning-reveals-a-non-canonical-mode-of-peptide-binding-to-mhc-class-ii-molecules
#1
Massimo Andreatta, Vanessa Isabell Jurtz, Thomas Kaever, Alessandro Sette, Bjoern Peters, Morten Nielsen
MHC class II molecules play a fundamental role in the cellular immune system: they load short peptide fragments derived from extracellular proteins and present them on the cell surface. It is currently thought that the peptide binds lying more or less flat in the MHC groove, with a fixed distance of nine amino acids between the first and last residue in contact with the MHCII. While confirming that the great majority of peptides bind to the MHC using this canonical mode, we report evidence for an alternative, less common mode of interaction...
May 24, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533221/cd9-regulates-mhc-ii-trafficking-in-monocyte-derived-dendritic-cells
#2
Vera Rocha-Perugini, Gloria Martínez Del Hoyo, José Maria González-Granado, Marta Ramírez-Huesca, Virginia Zorita, Eric Rubinstein, Claude Boucheix, Francisco Sánchez-Madrid
Antigen presentation by dendritic cells (DCs) stimulates naïve CD4(+) T cells, triggering T cell activation and the adaptive arm of the immune response. Newly synthesized major histocompatibility complex class II molecules (MHC-II) accumulate at MHC-II-enriched endosomal compartments, and are transported to the plasma membrane of DCs after binding to antigenic peptides to enable antigen presentation. In DCs, MHC-II molecules are included in tetraspanin-enriched microdomains (TEMs). However, the role of tetraspanin CD9 in these processes remains largely undefined...
May 22, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521800/immunogenicity-and-immunomodulatory-effects-of-the-human-chondrocytes-hchonj
#3
Chae-Lyul Lim, Yeon-Ju Lee, Jong-Ho Cho, Heonsik Choi, Bumsup Lee, Myung Chul Lee, Sujeong Kim
BACKGROUND: Invossa™ (TissueGene-C) is a cell and gene therapy for osteoarthritis. It is composed of primary human chondrocytes (hChonJ cells) and irradiated human chondrocytes modified to express TGF-β1 (hChonJb#7 cells). The hChonJ cells were isolated from a polydactyly donor, and TGF-β1 cDNA was delivered to the cells, generating hChonJb#7 cells. Since the cells are allogeneic, the concern of immune response against cells has been raised. In this study, we investigated the immunogenicity of allogenic human chondrocyte, hChonJ cells...
May 18, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515356/licensing-delineates-helper-and-effector-nk-cell-subsets-during-viral-infection
#4
Anthony E Zamora, Ethan G Aguilar, Can M Sungur, Lam T Khuat, Cordelia Dunai, G Raymond Lochhead, Juan Du, Claire Pomeroy, Bruce R Blazar, Dan L Longo, Jeffrey M Venstrom, Nicole Baumgarth, William J Murphy
Natural killer (NK) cells can be divided into phenotypic subsets based on expression of receptors that bind self-MHC-I molecules, a concept termed licensing or education. Here we show NK cell subsets with different migratory, effector, and immunoregulatory functions in dendritic cell and antigen (ag)-specific CD8+ T cell responses during influenza and murine cytomegalovirus infections. Shortly after infection, unlicensed NK cells localized in draining lymph nodes and produced GM-CSF, which correlated with the expansion and activation of dendritic cells, and resulted in greater and sustained ag-specific T cell responses...
May 18, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511928/rational-design-of-nanoparticles-towards-targeting-antigen-presenting-cells-and-improved-t-cell-priming
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Eva Zupančič, Caterina Curato, Maria Paisana, Catarina Rodrigues, Ziv Porat, Ana S Viana, Carlos A M Afonso, João Pinto, Rogério Gaspar, João N Moreira, Ronit Satchi-Fainaro, Steffen Jung, Helena F Florindo
Vaccination is a promising strategy to trigger and boost immune responses against cancer or infectious disease. We have designed, synthesized and characterized aliphatic-polyester (poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) nanoparticles (NP) to investigate how the nature of protein association (adsorbed versus entrapped) and polymer/surfactant concentrations impact on the generation and modulation of antigen-specific immune responses. The ability of the NP formulations to target dendritic cells (DC), be internalized and activate the T cells was characterized and optimized in vitro and in vivo using markers of DC activation and co-stimulatory molecules...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509875/in-silico-analysis-of-epitope-based-vaccine-candidates-against-hepatitis-b-virus-polymerase-protein
#6
Juzeng Zheng, Xianfan Lin, Xiuyan Wang, Liyu Zheng, Songsong Lan, Sisi Jin, Zhanfan Ou, Jinming Wu
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection has persisted as a major public health problem due to the lack of an effective treatment for those chronically infected. Therapeutic vaccination holds promise, and targeting HBV polymerase is pivotal for viral eradication. In this research, a computational approach was employed to predict suitable HBV polymerase targeting multi-peptides for vaccine candidate selection. We then performed in-depth computational analysis to evaluate the predicted epitopes' immunogenicity, conservation, population coverage, and toxicity...
May 16, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507791/the-mutational-status-of-p53-can-influence-its-recognition-by-human-t-cells
#7
Katerina Shamalov, Shlomo N Levy, Miryam Horovitz-Fried, Cyrille J Cohen
p53 was reported to be an attractive immunotherapy target because it is mutated in approximately half of human cancers, resulting in its inactivation and often accumulation in tumor cells. Peptides derived from p53 are presented by class I MHC molecules and may act as tumor-associated epitopes which could be targeted by p53-specific T cells. Interestingly, it was recently shown that there is a lack of significant correlation between p53 expression levels in tumors and their recognition by p53-TCR transduced T cells...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502107/a-nano-particle-vector-comprised-of-poly-lactic-co-glycolic-acid-and-monophosphoryl-lipid-a-and-recombinant-mycobacterium-avium-subsp-paratuberculosis-peptides-stimulate-a-pro-immune-profile-in-bovine-macrophages
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Cleverson D Souza, John P Bannantine, Wendy C Brown, M Grant Norton, William C Davis, Julianne K Hwang, Parissa Ziaei, Gaber S Abdellrazeq, Meaghan V Eren, James R Deringer, Elizabeth Laws, Maria Clara D Cardieri
AIMS: We evaluated the potential of a nanoparticle (NP) delivery system to improve methods of delivery of candidate peptide based vaccines for Paratuberculosis in cattle. METHODS AND RESULTS: Peptides derived from Mycobacterium avium subsp paratuberculosis (Map), and the proinflammatory monophosphoryl lipid A (MPLA) were incorporated in polymeric NPs based on poly (D, L-lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA). The PLGA/MPLA NPs carriers were incubated with macrophages to examine their effects on survival and function...
May 14, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501913/chronic-myeloid-leukemia-immunobiology-and-novel-immunotherapeutic-approaches
#9
Emilie Cayssials, Francois Guilhot
Imatinib has revolutionized the treatment and prognosis of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) with survival rates now approaching those of the age-matched healthy population. To be able to discontinue tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) treatment, it is necessary to develop complementary therapies to target minimal residual disease. Recent findings by a number of investigators in both CML mouse models and CML patients offer evidence that many factors in the leukemic microenvironment can collectively contribute to immune escape, including expansion of myeloid-derived suppressor cells, programmed death-1/programmed death-1 ligand interactions resulting in T-cell impairment, expression of soluble suppressive factors such as soluble CD25, and down-regulation of MHC molecules by CML cells...
May 13, 2017: BioDrugs: Clinical Immunotherapeutics, Biopharmaceuticals and Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497030/fda-approved-immunosuppressants-targeting-staphylococcal-superantigens-mechanisms-and-insights
#10
REVIEW
Teresa Krakauer
Immunostimulating staphylococcal enterotoxin B (SEB) and related superantigenic toxins cause diseases in human beings and laboratory animals by hyperactivating cells of the immune system. These protein toxins bind to the major histocompatibility complex class II (MHC II) molecules and specific Vβ regions of T-cell receptors (TCRs), resulting in the stimulation of both monocytes/macrophages and T lymphocytes. The bridging of TCR with MHC II molecules by superantigens triggers intracellular signaling cascades, resulting in excessive release of proinflammatory mediators and massive polyclonal T-cell proliferation...
2017: ImmunoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494326/mait-cells-and-mr1-antigen-recognition
#11
REVIEW
Andrew N Keller, Alexandra J Corbett, Jacinta M Wubben, James McCluskey, Jamie Rossjohn
Mucosal-associated invariant T cells (MAIT cells) are innate-like T cells that recognise antigens presented by the monomorphic MHC-I related molecule, MR1. Distinct from the conventional MHC-restricted T cell system, MR1 presents small-molecule precursors, derived from microbial biosynthesis of riboflavin, to activate the innate MAIT cell effector potential. Recent data demonstrates how: vitamin B precursors modulate intracellular trafficking of MR1 and impact on MAIT cell development; variation in the MAIT cell antigen receptor sequence impacts MR1-antigen recognition; and most notably, how MR1 can capture chemical identities distinct from riboflavin precursors, including drugs and drug-like molecules...
May 8, 2017: Current Opinion in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494200/a-new-therapeutic-potential-for-cancers-one-car-with-2-different-engines
#12
Abdolkarim Sheikhi, Abdollah Jafarzadeh
Tumor cells escape from immune recognition by several mechanisms such as down-regulating of MHC class I molecules, losing of tumor antigens, etc. The purpose of cancer immunotherapy is to robust or reconstruct the capacity of the immune system to recognize and kill tumor cells by overwhelming the mechanisms by which tumors escape the immune response. One of the novel immunotherapeutic strategies were used to potentiate NK- and T cell functions is chimeric antigen receptor (CAR). CARs are composed of an antigen-binding domain of a molecule such as an antibody (that binds to a tumor associated antigens expressed on the surface of tumor cells) and an intracellular T cell activation domain...
May 11, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475642/mhc-ib-molecule-qa-1-presents-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-peptide-antigens-to-cd8-t-cells-and-contributes-to-protection-against-infection
#13
Yao Bian, Shaobin Shang, Sarah Siddiqui, Jie Zhao, Simone A Joosten, Tom H M Ottenhoff, Harvey Cantor, Chyung-Ru Wang
A number of nonclassical MHC Ib molecules recognizing distinct microbial antigens have been implicated in the immune response to Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb). HLA-E has been identified to present numerous Mtb peptides to CD8+ T cells, with multiple HLA-E-restricted cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) and regulatory T cell lines isolated from patients with active and latent tuberculosis (TB). In other disease models, HLA-E and its mouse homolog Qa-1 can act as antigen presenting molecules as well as regulators of the immune response...
May 5, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471227/from-in-silico-immunogenicity-verification-to-in-vitro-expression-of-recombinant-core-ns3-fusion-protein-of-hcv
#14
S Hekmat, S D Siadat, M R Aghasadeghi, S M Sadat, G Bahramali, M M Aslani, M Mahdavi, S Shahbazi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a serious global health burden. There is no effective vaccine against HCV and new direct acting antivirals (DAAs) are so expensive and virtually unavailable to the public. Therefore, seeking for therapeutic or prophylactic vaccines is exigent and reliever. METHODS: The secondary and tertiary structures of the recombinant Core-NS3 (rC-N) fusion protein of HCV and its B and T-cells epitopes were evaluated with bioinformatics software...
2017: Bratislavské Lekárske Listy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471051/a-presumed-antagonistic-lps-identifies-distinct-functional-organization-of-tlr4-in-mouse-microglia
#15
Christin Döring, Tommy Regen, Ulla Gertig, Denise van Rossum, Anne Winkler, Nasrin Saiepour, Wolfgang Brück, Uwe-Karsten Hanisch, Hana Janova
Microglia as principle innate immune cells of the central nervous system (CNS) are the first line of defense against invading pathogens. They are capable of sensing infections through diverse receptors, such as Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4). This receptor is best known for its ability to recognize bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS), a causative agent of gram-negative sepsis and septic shock. A putative, naturally occurring antagonist of TLR4 derives from the photosynthetic bacterium Rhodobacter sphaeroides. However, the antagonistic potential of R...
May 4, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465009/crk-adaptor-proteins-regulate-cd3%C3%AE-chain-phosphorylation-and-tcr-cd3-down-modulation-in-activated-t-cells
#16
Guangyu Dong, Rachel Kalifa, Pulak Ranjan Nath, Yael Babichev, Sigal Gelkop, Noah Isakov
T cell receptor (TCR) recognition of a peptide antigen in the context of MHC molecules initiates positive and negative cascades that regulate T cell activation, proliferation and differentiation, and culminate in the acquisition of effector T cell functions. These processes are a prerequisite for the induction of specific T cell-mediated adaptive immune responses. A key event in the activation of TCR-coupled signaling pathways is the phosphorylation of tyrosine residues within the cytoplasmic tails of the CD3 subunits, predominantly CD3ζ...
April 29, 2017: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446902/modulation-of-macrophage-responses-by-cmx-a-fusion-protein-composed-of-ag85c-mpt51-and-hspx-from-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
#17
Adeliane C da Costa, Danilo P de Resende, Bruno de P O Santos, Karina F Zoccal, Lúcia H Faccioli, André Kipnis, Ana P Junqueira-Kipnis
Mycobacterium bovis Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) is a vaccine used to prevent tuberculosis (TB). Due to the poor protection conferred by BCG in adults, new, more effective formulations have been developed. A recombinant BCG vaccine expressing the CMX fusion protein Ag85c_MPT51_HspX (rBCG-CMX) induced Th1 and Th17 responses and provided better protection than BCG. It has been shown that Mycobacterium smegmatis expressing CMX also induces better protection than BCG and is a strong macrophage activator. The aim of the present study was to evaluate macrophage activation by the recombinant CMX fusion protein and by rBCG-CMX and to evaluate their ability to generate vaccine-specific immune responses...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446731/the-antigenic-identity-of-human-class-i-mhc-phosphopeptides-is-critically-dependent-upon-phosphorylation-status
#18
Fiyaz Mohammed, Daniel H Stones, Angela L Zarling, Carrie R Willcox, Jeffrey Shabanowitz, Kara L Cummings, Donald F Hunt, Mark Cobbold, Victor H Engelhard, Benjamin E Willcox
Dysregulated post-translational modification provides a source of altered self-antigens that can stimulate immune responses in autoimmunity, inflammation, and cancer. In recent years, phosphorylated peptides have emerged as a group of tumour-associated antigens presented by MHC molecules and recognised by T cells, and represent promising candidates for cancer immunotherapy. However, the impact of phosphorylation on the antigenic identity of phosphopeptide epitopes is unclear. Here we examined this by determining structures of MHC-bound phosphopeptides bearing canonical position 4-phosphorylations in the presence and absence of their phosphate moiety, and examining phosphopeptide recognition by the T cell receptor (TCR)...
April 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445787/adipose-derived-stem-cells-were-impaired-in-restricting-cd4-t-cell-proliferation-and-polarization-in-type-2-diabetic-apoe-mouse
#19
Ming-Hao Liu, Ya Li, Lu Han, Yao-Yuan Zhang, Di Wang, Zhi-Hao Wang, Hui-Min Zhou, Ming Song, Yi-Hui Li, Meng-Xiong Tang, Wei Zhang, Ming Zhong
BACKGROUND: Atherosclerosis (AS) is the most common and serious complication of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and is accelerated via chronic systemic inflammation rather than hyperglycemia. Adipose tissue is the major source of systemic inflammation in abnormal metabolic state. Pro-inflammatory CD4(+)T cells play pivotal role in promoting adipose inflammation. Adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) for fat regeneration have potent ability of immunosuppression and restricting CD4(+)T cells as well...
April 23, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441398/the-effects-of-immune-protein-cd3%C3%AE-development-and-degeneration-of-retinal-neurons-after-optic-nerve-injury
#20
Tao He, Xavier Mortensen, Ping Wang, Ning Tian
Major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I molecules and their receptors play fundamental roles in neuronal death during diseases. T-cell receptors (TCR) function as MHCI receptor on T-cells and both MHCI and a key component of TCR, CD3ζ, are expressed by mouse retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) and displaced amacrine cells. Mutation of these molecules compromises the development of RGCs. We investigated whether CD3ζ regulates the development and degeneration of amacrine cells after RGC death. Surprisingly, mutation of CD3ζ not only impairs the proper development of amacrine cells expressing CD3ζ but also those not expressing CD3ζ...
2017: PloS One
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