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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050459/third-party-regulatory-t-cells-prevent-murine-acute-graft-versus-host-disease
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Jung-Yeon Lim, Keon-Il Im, Yunejin Song, Nayoun Kim, Young-Sun Nam, Young-Woo Jeon, Seok-Goo Cho
Background/Aims: Adoptive therapy with regulatory T (Treg) cells to prevent graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) would benefit from a strategy to improve homing to the sites of inflammation following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Although donor-derived Treg cells have mainly been used in these models, third-party-derived Treg cells are a promising alternative for cell-based immunotherapy, as they can be screened for pathogens and cell activity, and banked for GVHD prevention...
October 19, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971270/calcium-calmodulin-dependent-protein-kinase-iv-camkiv-mediates-acute-skeletal-muscle-inflammatory-response
#2
DanDan Shi, RuiCai Gu, YaFeng Song, MaoChao Ding, Tao Huang, MengXia Guo, JiangWei Xiao, WenHua Huang, Hua Liao
The objective of this study is to investigate the role of Calmodulin-dependent protein kinase IV (CaMKIV) in Cardiotoxin (CTX)-induced mice muscle inflammation. CTX injection i.m. was performed to induce B6 mice acute tibialis anterior (TA) muscle injury. The mice were then injected i.p. with the recombinant CaMKIV protein or its antagonist KN-93. Immunoblotting was used to assess Calmodulin (CaM) and CaMKIV levels. Immunofluorescence was used to detect intramuscular infiltration or major histocompatibility complex (MHC)-I expression in damaged muscle...
October 2, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970572/schwann-cells-promote-post-traumatic-nerve-inflammation-and-neuropathic-pain-through-mhc-class-ii
#3
Maike Hartlehnert, Angelika Derksen, Tim Hagenacker, David Kindermann, Maria Schäfers, Mathias Pawlak, Bernd C Kieseier, Gerd Meyer Zu Horste
The activation of T helper cells requires antigens to be exposed on the surface of antigen presenting cells (APCs) via MHC class II (MHC-II) molecules. Expression of MHC-II is generally limited to professional APCs, but other cell types can express MHC-II under inflammatory conditions. However, the importance of these conditional APCs is unknown. We and others have previously shown that Schwann cells are potentially conditional APCs, but the functional relevance of MHC-II expression by Schwann cells has not been studied in vivo...
October 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960101/relb-deficient-dendritic-cells-promote-the-development-of-spontaneous-allergic-airway-inflammation
#4
Prema M Nair, Malcolm R Starkey, Tatt Jhong Haw, Roland Ruscher, Gang Liu, Muralidhara R Maradana, Ranjeny Thomas, Brendan J O'Sullivan, Philip M Hansbro
RATIONALE: RelB is a member of the NF-κB family that is essential for dendritic cell (DC) function and maturation. However, the contribution of RelB to the development of allergic airway inflammation (AAI) is unknown. Here, we identify a pivotal role for RelB in the development of spontaneous AAI, independent of exogenous allergen exposure. METHODS: We assessed AAI in two strains of RelB-deficient ((-/-)) mice, one with a targeted deletion and another mutant expressing an major histocompatibility complex (MHC) transgene...
September 29, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958395/the-role-of-astrocytes-in-multiple-sclerosis-pathogenesis
#5
J J Guerrero-García
INTRODUCTION: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a demyelinating autoimmune disease of the central nervous system (CNS), in which astrocytes play an important role as CNS immune cells. However, the activity of astrocytes as antigen-presenting cells (APC) continues to be subject to debate. DEVELOPMENT: This review analyses the existing evidence on the participation of astrocytes in CNS inflammation in MS and on several mechanisms that modify astrocyte activity in the disease...
September 25, 2017: Neurología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Neurología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956996/understanding-immune-resistance-to-infectious-bronchitis-using-major-histocompatibility-complex-chicken-lines
#6
A P da Silva, R Hauck, H Zhou, R A Gallardo
Genetic resistance or susceptibility to infectious diseases has been largely associated with the avian major histocompatibility complex (MHC) genes. Our goal was to determine resistance and susceptibility of MHC B haplotype in congenic and inbred chicken lines in order to establish a resistant-susceptible model. Eight congenic lines (253/B18, 254/B15, 330/B21, 312/B24, 331/B2, 335/B19, 336/B21, and 342/BO), two inbred lines (003/B17 and 077/B19), and three commercial lines (white leghorn, brown layers, and broilers) were used in two experiments...
September 2017: Avian Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945950/complexity-and-function-of-nkt-cells-with-potential-application-to-hepatic-transplant-survival
#7
REVIEW
Randle Ware, Vipin Kumar
One of the major innate-like lymphocyte populations enriched in liver consists of Natural Killer T (NKT) cells, which recognize self and foreign lipid antigens presented by the non-polymorphic class I MHC-like molecule CD1d. NKT cells express NK cell markers as well as T cell receptors (TCR) and can be classified into 2 categories: type I NKT cells use a semi-invariant TCR whereas type II NKT cells express diverse but still limited TCRs. An emerging body of evidence points to their opposing roles in inflammation, including ischemic reperfusion injury...
September 25, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943274/gene-therapy-induced-antigen-specific-tregs-inhibit-neuro-inflammation-and-reverse-disease-in-a-mouse-model-of-multiple-sclerosis
#8
Geoffrey D Keeler, Sandeep Kumar, Brett Palaschak, Emily L Silverberg, David M Markusic, Noah T Jones, Brad E Hoffman
The devastating neurodegenerative disease multiple sclerosis (MS) could substantially benefit from an adeno-associated virus (AAV) immunotherapy designed to restore a robust and durable antigen-specific tolerance. However, developing a sufficiently potent and lasting immune-regulatory therapy that can intervene in ongoing disease is a major challenge and has thus been elusive. We addressed this problem by developing a highly effective and robust tolerance-inducing in vivo gene therapy. Using a pre-clinical animal model, we designed a liver-targeting gene transfer vector that expresses full-length myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG) in hepatocytes...
September 19, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941597/immunomodulatory-liposomes-targeting-liver-macrophages-arrest-progression-of-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis
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Muralidhara Rao Maradana, Suman Kumar Yekollu, Bijun Zeng, Jonathan Ellis, Andrew Clouston, Gregory Miller, Meghna Talekar, Zaied Ahmed Bhuyan, Sachin Mahadevaiah, Elizabeth E Powell, Katharine M Irvine, Ranjeny Thomas, Brendan John O'Sullivan
OBJECTIVE: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is characterized by hepatic macrophage inflammation, steatosis and fibrosis. Liposomes injected intravenously passively target hepatic myeloid cells and have potential to deliver immunomodulatory compounds and treat disease. We investigated targeting, delivery, immunomodulation and efficacy of liposomes in mice with diet-induced NASH. METHODS: Liposome-encapsulated lipophilic curcumin or 1,25-dihydroxy-vitamin D3 (calcitriol) were injected intravenously into mice with diet-induced NASH...
September 20, 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928485/increased-trem-2-expression-on-the-subsets-of-cd11c-cells-in-the-lungs-and-lymph-nodes-during-allergic-airway-inflammation
#10
Sannette C Hall, Devendra K Agrawal
Dendritic cells (DCs) are professional APCs that traffic to the draining lymph nodes where they present processed antigens to naïve T-cells. The recently discovered triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells (TREM)-2 has been shown to be expressed on DCs in several disease models, however, its role in asthma is yet to be elucidated. In the present study, we examined the effect of allergen exposure on TREM-2 expression in the airways and on DC subsets in the lung and lymph nodes in murine model of allergic airway inflammation...
September 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915625/long-term-cigarette-smoke-exposure-inhibits-histone-deacetylase-2-expression-and-enhances-the-nuclear-factor-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation-in-skeletal-muscle-of-mice
#11
Dongmei Huang, Zhiying Ma, Yili He, Ying Xiao, Honglin Luo, Qiuli Liang, Xiaoning Zhong, Jing Bai, Zhiyi He
Long-term cigarette smoke induces lung inflammatory injury and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), associated with skeletal muscle inflammation. This study aimed at investigating how cigarette smoke promotes skeletal muscle inflammation and its molecular pathogenesis. Mice were exposed to air or cigarette smoke for 12 or 24 weeks, and C2C12 cells were stimulated with cigarette smoke extract (CSE). The mass and function, myotube formation, inflammatory cytokine production, histone deacetylase 2 (HDAC2) and nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) p65 expression were detected in the gastrocnemius muscles of mice and C2C12 cells...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906466/therapeutic-effect-of-exogenous-truncated-ik-protein-in-inflammatory-arthritis
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Seulgi Choi, HyeLim Park, SeoYeon Jung, Eun-Kyung Kim, Mi-La Cho, Jun-Ki Min, Su-Jin Moon, Sang-Myeong Lee, Jang-Hee Cho, Dong-Hee Lee, Jae-Hwan Nam
Inhibitor K562 (IK) protein was first isolated from the culture medium of K562, a leukemia cell line. It is known to be an inhibitory regulator of interferon-γ-induced major histocompatibility complex class (MHC) II expression. Previously, we found that transgenic (Tg) mice constitutively expressing truncated IK (tIK) showed reduced numbers of pathogenic Th1 and Th17 cells, which are known to be involved in the development of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Here, we investigated whether exogenous tIK protein has a therapeutic effect in arthritis in disease models and analyzed its mechanism...
September 14, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903331/the-antigenic-identity-of-human-class-i-mhc-phosphopeptides-is-critically-dependent-upon-phosphorylation-status
#13
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)...
August 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902875/interferon-%C3%AE-treatment-in-vitro-elicits-some-of-the-changes-in-cathepsin-s-and-antigen-presentation-characteristic-of-lacrimal-glands-and-corneas-from-the-nod-mouse-model-of-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
#14
Zhen Meng, Wannita Klinngam, Maria C Edman, Sarah F Hamm-Alvarez
Inflammation and impaired secretion by lacrimal and salivary glands are hallmarks of the autoimmune disease, Sjögren's Syndrome. These changes in the lacrimal gland promote dryness and inflammation of the ocular surface, causing pain, irritation and corneal damage. The changes that initiate and sustain autoimmune inflammation in the lacrimal gland are not well-established. Here we demonstrate that interferon-γ (IFN-γ) is significantly elevated in lacrimal gland and tears of the male NOD mouse, a model of autoimmune dacryoadenitis which exhibits many ocular characteristics of Sjögren's Syndrome, by 12 weeks of age early in lacrimal gland inflammation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898393/is-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease-a-class-1-opathy-the-role-of-hla-b-51-in-the-pathogenesis-of-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease
#15
REVIEW
Mark Giza, Danai Koftori, Liye Chen, Paul Bowness
The association between carriage of the HLA-B*51 allele and development of Behçet's Disease (BD) has been known since the early 1970s, but the exact mechanisms responsible for its role in pathogenesis remain much-debated. In an effort to explain the disease process, it has been suggested that BD constitutes one of a newly-termed group of diseases, the 'MHC-I-opathies'. Other MHC-I-opathies' include Ankylosing Spondylitis and other HLA-B*27-associated spondyloarthropathies, and HLA-C*0602-associated skin psoriasis...
September 12, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882806/modulatory-effect-of-different-doses-of-%C3%AE-1-3-1-6-glucan-on-the-expression-of-antioxidant-inflammatory-stress-and-immune-related-genes-of-oreochromis-niloticus-challenged-with-streptococcus-iniae
#16
Abdallah S Salah, Abeer F El Nahas, Shawky Mahmoud
β-glucans are widely-known immunostimulants that are profusely used in aquaculture industry. The present study was conducted to evaluate the effect of different in-feed doses of β-1,3/1,6-glucans on the expression of antioxidant and stress-related genes (GST, HSP-70, Vtg), inflammation related genes (Il-8, TNFα, CXC-chemokine and CAS) and adaptive immune-related genes (MHC-IIβ, TLR-7, IgM-H, and Mx) of Oreochromis niloticus challenged and non-challenged with Streptococcus iniae. Six experimental groups were established: non-challenged control (non-supplemented diet), challenged control (non-supplemented diet), non-challenged supplemented with 0...
September 4, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877980/nad-metabolism-fuels-human-and-mouse-intestinal-inflammation
#17
Romana R Gerner, Victoria Klepsch, Sophie Macheiner, Kathrin Arnhard, Timon E Adolph, Christoph Grander, Verena Wieser, Alexandra Pfister, Patrizia Moser, Natascha Hermann-Kleiter, Gottfried Baier, Herbert Oberacher, Herbert Tilg, Alexander R Moschen
OBJECTIVE: Nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (NAMPT, also referred to as pre-B cell colony-enhancing factor or visfatin) is critically required for the maintenance of cellular nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) supply catalysing the rate-limiting step of the NAD salvage pathway. NAMPT is strongly upregulated in inflammation including IBD and counteracts an increased cellular NAD turnover mediated by NAD-depleting enzymes. These constitute an important mechanistic link between inflammatory, metabolic and transcriptional pathways and NAD metabolism...
September 6, 2017: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871566/natural-killer-cells-and-tumor-metastasis
#18
REVIEW
Hwan Hee Lee, Hyojeung Kang, Hyosun Cho
Natural killer (NK) cells are cytotoxic lymphocytes that recognize tumor cells or stressed cells through 'missing-self' signals, such as altered or absent expression of MHC class I molecules. The function of NK cells is regulated by the activation or inhibition of receptors present on their surface. The activation of NK cells results in cytotoxic activity on target cells through release of toxic granules and inflammatory cytokines. However, NK cells infiltrating tumors have been frequently shown to exhibit a skewed phenotype that includes decreased antitumor activity and enhanced protumor activities, such as angiogenesis and metastasis...
September 4, 2017: Archives of Pharmacal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830026/progesterone-therapy-induces-an-m1-to-m2-switch-in-microglia-phenotype-and-suppresses-nlrp3-inflammasome-in-a-cuprizone-induced-demyelination-mouse-model
#19
Roya Aryanpour, Parichehr Pasbakhsh, Kazem Zibara, Zeinab Namjoo, Fatemeh Beigi Boroujeni, Saeed Shahbeigi, Iraj Ragerdi Kashani, Cordian Beyer, Adib Zendehdel
Demyelination of the central nervous system (CNS) has been associated to reactive microglia in neurodegenerative disorders, such as multiple sclerosis (MS). The M1 microglia phenotype plays a pro-inflammatory role while M2 is involved in anti-inflammatory processes in the brain. In this study, CPZ-induced demyelination mouse model was used to investigate the effect of progesterone (PRO) therapy on microglia activation and neuro-inflammation. Results showed that progesterone therapy (CPZ+PRO) decreased neurological behavioral deficits, as demonstrated by significantly decreased escape latencies, in comparison to CPZ mice...
August 19, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817687/morphologic-phenotypic-and-transcriptomic-characterization-of-classically-and-alternatively-activated-canine-blood-derived-macrophages-in-vitro
#20
Franziska Heinrich, Annika Lehmbecker, Barbara B Raddatz, Kristel Kegler, Andrea Tipold, Veronika M Stein, Arno Kalkuhl, Ulrich Deschl, Wolfgang Baumgärtner, Reiner Ulrich, Ingo Spitzbarth
Macrophages are a heterogeneous cell population playing a pivotal role in tissue homeostasis and inflammation, and their phenotype strongly depends on the micromilieu. Despite its increasing importance as a translational animal model for human diseases, there is a considerable gap of knowledge with respect to macrophage polarization in dogs. The present study comprehensively investigated the morphologic, phenotypic, and transcriptomic characteristics of unstimulated (M0), M1- (GM-CSF, LPS, IFNγ-stimulated) and M2- (M-CSF, IL-4-stimulated)-polarized canine blood-derived macrophages in vitro...
2017: PloS One
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