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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320935/triad-of-human-cellular-proteins-irf2-fam111a-and-rfc3-restrict-replication-of-orthopoxvirus-spi-1-host-range-mutants
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Debasis Panda, Daniel J Fernandez, Madhu Lal, Eugen Buehler, Bernard Moss
Viruses and their hosts can reach balanced states of evolution ensuring mutual survival, which makes it difficult to appreciate the underlying dynamics. To uncover hidden interactions, virus mutants that have lost defense genes may be used. Deletion of the gene that encodes serine protease inhibitor 1 (SPI-1) of rabbitpox virus and vaccinia virus, two closely related orthopoxviruses, prevents their efficient replication in human cells, whereas certain other mammalian cells remain fully permissive. Our high-throughput genome-wide siRNA screen identified host factors that prevent reproduction and spread of the mutant viruses in human cells...
March 20, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320933/activin-a-co-opts-irf4-and-ahr-signaling-to-induce-human-regulatory-t-cells-that-restrain-asthmatic-responses
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Sofia Tousa, Maria Semitekolou, Ioannis Morianos, Aggelos Banos, Aikaterini I Trochoutsou, Tess M Brodie, Nikolaos Poulos, Konstantinos Samitas, Maria Kapasa, Dimitris Konstantopoulos, Giannis Paraskevopoulos, Mina Gaga, Catherine M Hawrylowicz, Federica Sallusto, Georgina Xanthou
Type 1 regulatory T (Tr1) cells play a pivotal role in restraining human T-cell responses toward environmental allergens and protecting against allergic diseases. Still, the precise molecular cues that underlie their transcriptional and functional specification remain elusive. Here, we show that the cytokine activin-A instructs the generation of CD4(+) T cells that express the Tr1-cell-associated molecules IL-10, inducible T-Cell costimulator (ICOS), lymphocyte activation gene 3 protein (LAG-3), and CD49b, and exert strongly suppressive functions toward allergic responses induced by naive and in vivo-primed human T helper 2 cells...
March 20, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319593/profiles-of-long-noncoding-rnas-in-hypertensive-rats-long-noncoding-rna-xr007793-regulates-cyclic-strain-induced-proliferation-and-migration-of-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells
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Qing-Ping Yao, Zhi-Wei Xie, Kai-Xuan Wang, Ping Zhang, Yue Han, Ying-Xin Qi, Zong-Lai Jiang
BACKGROUND: Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are being discovered in multiple diseases at a rapid pace. However, the contribution of lncRNAs to hypertension remains largely unknown. In hypertension, the vascular walls are exposed to abnormal mechanical cyclic strain, which leads to vascular remodelling. Here, we investigated the mechanobiological role of lncRNAs in hypertension. METHODS AND RESULTS: Differences in the lncRNAs and mRNAs between spontaneously hypertensive rats and Wistar-Kyoto rats were screened using a gene microarray...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318807/microrna-302d-targets-irf9-to-regulate-the-ifn-induced-gene-expression-in-sle
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Siobhán Smith, Thilini Fernando, Pei Wen Wu, Jane Seo, Joan Ní Gabhann, Olga Piskareva, Eoghan McCarthy, Donough Howard, Paul O'Connell, Richard Conway, Phil Gallagher, Eamonn Molloy, Raymond L Stallings, Grainne Kearns, Lindsy Forbess, Mariko Ishimori, Swamy Venuturupalli, Daniel Wallace, Michael Weisman, Caroline A Jefferies
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a complex disease targeting multiple organs as a result of overactivation of the type I interferon (IFN) system, a feature currently being targeted by multiple biologic therapies against IFN-α. We have identified an estrogen-regulated microRNA, miR-302d, whose expression is decreased in SLE patient monocytes and identify its target as interferon regulatory factor (IRF)-9, a critical component of the transcriptional complex that regulates expression of interferon-stimulated genes (ISGs)...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302626/sting-irf3-triggers-endothelial-inflammation-in-response-to-free-fatty-acid-induced-mitochondrial-damage-in-diet-induced-obesity
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Yun Mao, Wei Luo, Lin Zhang, Weiwei Wu, Liangshuai Yuan, Hao Xu, Juhee Song, Keigi Fujiwara, Jun-Ichi Abe, Scott A LeMaire, Xing Li Wang, Ying H Shen
OBJECTIVE: Metabolic stress in obesity induces endothelial inflammation and activation, which initiates adipose tissue inflammation, insulin resistance, and cardiovascular diseases. However, the mechanisms underlying endothelial inflammation induction are not completely understood. Stimulator of interferon genes (STING) is an important molecule in immunity and inflammation. In the present study, we sought to determine the role of STING in palmitic acid-induced endothelial activation/inflammation...
March 16, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295920/importin-%C3%AE-1-targeting-by-hepatitis-c-virus-ns3-4a-protein-restricts-irf3-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-of-ifnb1-antiviral-response
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Bridget Gagné, Nicolas Tremblay, Alex Y Park, Martin Baril, Daniel Lamarre
In this study, newly identified host interactors of hepatitis C virus (HCV) proteins were assessed for a role in modulating innate immune response. The analysis revealed enrichment for components of the nuclear transport machinery and the crucial interaction with NS3/4A protein in suppression of interferon-β (IFNB1) induction. Using a comprehensive microscopy-based high-content screening approach combined to the gene silencing of nuclear transport factors, we showed that NS3/4A-interacting proteins control the nucleocytoplasmic trafficking of IFN regulatory factor 3 (IRF3) and NF-κB p65 upon Sendai virus (SeV) infection...
March 13, 2017: Traffic
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291251/activated-hepatic-stellate-cells-impair-nk-cell-anti-fibrosis-capacity-through-a-tgf-%C3%AE-dependent-emperipolesis-in-hbv-cirrhotic-patients
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Jijing Shi, Juanjuan Zhao, Xin Zhang, Yongqian Cheng, Jinhua Hu, Yuanyuan Li, Xin Zhao, Qinghua Shang, Yanling Sun, Bo Tu, Lei Shi, Bin Gao, Fu-Sheng Wang, Zheng Zhang
Natural killer (NK) cells can induce liver fibrosis remission by killing hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) and producing interferon (IFN)-γ in a mouse model; however, their anti-fibrotic immune-characteristics and regulatory mechanisms by HSCs remain to be determined, especially in livers from HBV-infected liver cirrhosis (LC) patients. We analyzed frequency, phenotype and anti-fibrotic function of hepatic and peripheral NK subsets in 43 HBV-LC patients. We found that hepatic NK subsets from LC patients displayed a decreased frequency, activation status and anti-fibrotic activity compared with those from chronic hepatitis B patients, which were mainly mediated by increased intrahepatic tumour-growth factor (TGF)-β because blockade of TGF-β significantly reversed NK anti-fibrotic function in vitro...
March 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289145/irf6-promotes-keratinocyte-differentiation-in-response-to-porphyromonas-gingivalis
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Jennifer Huynh, Glen M Scholz, Jiamin Aw, Eric C Reynolds
We recently demonstrated that the expression of the Interferon regulatory factor 6 (IRF6) transcription factor in oral keratinocytes was stimulated by the periodontal pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis Here, we have established that IRF6 promotes the differentiation of oral keratinocytes in response to P. gingivalis This was evidenced by the IRF6-dependent upregulation of specific markers of keratinocyte terminal differentiation (e.g. Involucrin, IVL; Keratin 13, KRT13), together with additional transcriptional regulators of keratinocyte differentiation, including Grainyhead-like 3 (GRHL3) and Ovo-like zinc finger 1 (OVOL1)...
March 13, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288791/efficacy-and-safety-of-sofosbuvir-plus-daclatasvir-for-treatment-of-hcv-associated-cryoglobulinemia-vasculitis
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David Saadoun, Stanislas Pol, Yasmina Ferfar, Laurent Alric, Christophe Hezode, Si Nafa Si Ahmed, Luc de Saint Martin, Cloé Comarmond, Anne Sophie Bouyer, Lucile Musset, Thierry Poynard, Matthieu Resche Rigon, Patrice Cacoub
Circulating mixed cryoglobulins are detected in 40%-60% of patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, and overt cryoglobulinemia vasculitis (CryoVas) develops in about 15% of patients. Remission of vasculitis has been associated with viral clearance, but few studies have reported the effectiveness of direct acting antiviral drugs in these patients. We performed open-label, prospective, multi-center study of the effectiveness and tolerance of an all-oral, interferon- and ribavirin-free regimen of sofosbuvir plus daclatasvir in patients with HCV-associated CryoVas...
March 10, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287848/immunomodulating-and-immunoresistance-properties-of-cancer-initiating-cells-implications-for-the-clinical-success-of-immunotherapy
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Cristina Maccalli, Giorgio Parmiani, Soldano Ferrone
Cancer-initiating cells (CICs) represent a relatively rare subpopulation of cells endowed with self-renewal, stemness properties, tumorigenicity in immunodeficient mice, and resistance to standard therapies as well as to immunotherapy. Here, we review the biological and immunological characteristics of CICs with special focus on the immunomodulating mechanisms they utilize to escape from immunosurveillance. The recently developed immunotherapeutic strategies have yielded remarkable clinical results in many types of tumors, indicating that indeed a patient's immune system can mount an immune response, which is effective in controlling tumor growth...
March 13, 2017: Immunological Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286938/n-acetyl-l-cysteine-controls-osteoclastogenesis-through-regulating-th17-differentiation-and-rankl-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Hae-Rim Kim, Kyoung-Woon Kim, Bo-Mi Kim, Kyung-Ann Lee, Sang-Heon Lee
Background/Aims: This study aimed to determine the regulatory role of N-acetyl-l-cysteine (NAC), an antioxidant, in interleukin 17 (IL-17)-induced osteoclast differentiation in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Methods: After RA synovial fibroblasts were stimulated by IL-17, the expression and production of receptor activator of nuclear factor κ-B ligand (RANKL) was determined by real-time polymerase chain reaction and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Osteoclastogenesis was also determined after co-cultures of IL-17-stimulated RA synovial fibroblasts, Th17 cells and various concentrations of NAC with monocytes...
March 13, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286505/mda5-induces-a-stronger-interferon-response-than-rig-i-to-gcrv-infection-through-a-mechanism-involving-the-phosphorylation-and-dimerization-of-irf3-and-irf7-in-cik-cells
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Quanyuan Wan, Chunrong Yang, Youliang Rao, Zhiwei Liao, Jianguo Su
Retinoic acid-inducible gene I (RIG-I) and melanoma differentiation-associated gene 5 (MDA5) are critical cytosolic sensors that trigger the production of interferons (IFNs). Though their recognition functions are well identified, their unique roles in the downstream signal transduction remain to be elucidated. Herein, we report the differential effect between grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) MDA5 (CiMDA5) and CiRIG-I on the production of various IFNs upon grass carp reovirus (GCRV) infection in C. idella kidney (CIK) cell line...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283223/interferon-regulatory-factor-signaling-in-autoimmune-disease
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REVIEW
Bharati Matta, Su Song, Dan Li, Betsy J Barnes
Interferon regulatory factors (IRFs) play critical roles in pathogen-induced innate immune responses and the subsequent induction of adaptive immune response. Dysregulation of IRF signaling is therefore thought to contribute to autoimmune disease pathogenesis. Indeed, numerous murine in vivo studies have documented protection from or enhanced susceptibility to particular autoimmune diseases in Irf-deficient mice. What has been lacking, however, is replication of these in vivo observations in primary immune cells from patients with autoimmune disease...
March 7, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281905/implications-of-toll-like-receptors-in-ebola-infection
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Amene Saghazadeh, Nima Rezaei
The potential roles of toll-like receptors (TLRs) in immunopathogenesis of Ebola virus disease should be unraveled to provoke possible prophylactic or therapeutic implications of TLRs for EVD. Areas covered: The Ebola virus (EBOV) infection virtually paralyses all the main mechanisms responsible for induction of type I interferon (IFN-I) response. To summarize, EBOV infection interferes with: a) the TIR-domain-containing adapter-inducing interferon-β (TRIF) pathway that is mediated by TLR3 and TLR4 signaling; b) the interferon regulatory factor 7 (IRF7) pathway that is stimulated by TLR7 and TLR9; c) the intracellular signaling that is induced by retinoic acid-inducible gene 1 (RIG-I)-like receptors (RLRs); and d) the autocrine/paracrine feedback loop that is mediated by the IFN-stimulated gene factor 3 (ISGF3) complex...
April 2017: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279563/a-small-molecule-irf3-agonist-functions-as-an-influenza-vaccine-adjuvant-by-modulating-the-antiviral-immune-response
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Peter Probst, John B Grigg, Myra Wang, Ernesto Muñoz, Yueh-Ming Loo, Renee C Ireton, Michael Gale, Shawn P Iadonato, Kristin M Bedard
Vaccine adjuvants are essential to drive a protective immune response in cases where vaccine antigens are weakly immunogenic, where vaccine antigen is limited, or where an increase in potency is needed for a specific population, such as the elderly. To discover novel vaccine adjuvants, we used a high-throughput screen (HTS) designed to identify small-molecule agonists of the RIG-I-like receptor (RLR) pathway leading to interferon regulatory factor 3 (IRF3) activation. RLRs are a group of cytosolic pattern-recognition receptors that are essential for the recognition of viral nucleic acids during infection...
March 6, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266555/interferon-regulatory-factor-1-activates-autophagy-to-aggravate-hepatic-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-via-the-p38-p62-pathway-in-mice
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Yao Yu, Shipeng Li, Zhen Wang, Jindan He, Yijie Ding, Haiming Zhang, Wenli Yu, Yiwei Shi, Zilin Cui, Ximo Wang, Zhiliang Wang, Liying Sun, Rongxin Zhang, Hongyin Du, Zhijun Zhu
Increasing evidence has linked autophagy to a detrimental role in hepatic ischemia- reperfusion (IR) injury (IRI). Here we focus on the role of interferon regulatory factor-1 (IRF-1) in regulating autophagy to aggravate hepatic IRI. We found that IRF-1 was up-regulated during hepatic IRI and was associated with an activation of the autophagic signaling. This increased IRF-1 expression, which was allied with high autophagic activity, amplified liver damage to IR, an effect which was abrogated by IRF-1 depletion...
March 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263879/ctenopharyngodon-idella-irf2-and-atf4-down-regulate-the-transcriptional-level-of-prkra
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Keyi Huang, Guoqin Qi, Zhicheng Sun, Xiancheng Liu, Xiaowen Xu, Haizhou Wang, Zhen Wu, Yiqi Wan, Chengyu Hu
PRKRA (interferon-inducible double-stranded RNA-dependent protein kinase activator A) is a protective protein which regulates the adaptation of cells to ER stress and virus-stimulated signaling pathways by activating PKR. In the present study, a grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) PRKRA full-length cDNA (named CiPRKRA, KT891991) was cloned and identified. The full-length cDNA is comprised of a 5' UTR (36 bp), a 3' UTR (350 bp) and the longest ORF (882 bp) encoding a polypeptide of 293 amino acids. The deduced amino acid sequence of CiPRKRA contains three typical dsRNA binding motifs (dsRBM)...
March 2, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263189/cd11b-activation-suppresses-tlr-dependent-inflammation-and-autoimmunity-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Mohd Hafeez Faridi, Samia Q Khan, Wenpu Zhao, Ha Won Lee, Mehmet M Altintas, Kun Zhang, Vinay Kumar, Andrew R Armstrong, Carmelo Carmona-Rivera, Jessica M Dorschner, Abigail M Schnaith, Xiaobo Li, Yogita Ghodke-Puranik, Erica Moore, Monica Purmalek, Jorge Irizarry-Caro, Tingting Zhang, Rachael Day, Darren Stoub, Victoria Hoffmann, Shehryar Jehangir Khaliqdina, Prachal Bhargava, Ana M Santander, Marta Torroella-Kouri, Biju Issac, David J Cimbaluk, Andrew Zloza, Rajeev Prabhakar, Shashank Deep, Meenakshi Jolly, Kwi Hye Koh, Jonathan S Reichner, Elizabeth M Bradshaw, JianFeng Chen, Luis F Moita, Peter S Yuen, Wanxia Li Tsai, Bhupinder Singh, Jochen Reiser, Swapan K Nath, Timothy B Niewold, Roberto I Vazquez-Padron, Mariana J Kaplan, Vineet Gupta
Genetic variations in the ITGAM gene (encoding CD11b) strongly associate with risk for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Here we have shown that 3 nonsynonymous ITGAM variants that produce defective CD11b associate with elevated levels of type I interferon (IFN-I) in lupus, suggesting a direct link between reduced CD11b activity and the chronically increased inflammatory status in patients. Treatment with the small-molecule CD11b agonist LA1 led to partial integrin activation, reduced IFN-I responses in WT but not CD11b-deficient mice, and protected lupus-prone MRL/Lpr mice from end-organ injury...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263097/transcriptional-and-epigenetic-regulation-of-follicular-t-helper-cells-and-their-role-in-autoimmunity
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Hong Qiu, Haijing Wu, Vera Chan, Chak-Sing Lau, Qianjin Lu
T-follicular helper (Tfh) cells are a specialized subset of T cells that provide help to B cells and promote the formation of germinal centers (GCs). Tfh cells transmit important signals to B cells that drive class switch recombination, somatic hyper-mutation, the generation of high-affinity antibodies, immunological memory and their differentiation into plasma cells or memory B cells in the GCs. Tfh-cell differentiation is regulated by the coordinated functions of distinct cytokines, including interleukin (IL)-6, IL-21, IL-12, IL-23, IL-2, IL-7 and transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β), as well as transcription factors, including B-cell lymphoma 6 protein (Bcl-6), Signal transducers and activators of transcription (STAT)1, STAT3, STAT4, B-cell activating transcription factor (Batf), interferon regulatory factor 4 (IRF4), v-maf avian musculoaponeurotic fibrosarcoma oncogene homolog (C-Maf), T-cell-specific transcription factor 1 (TCF-1) and Achaete-scute homolog 2 (Acl2), which have been shown to form a complex transcriptional network...
March 2017: Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259968/differences-in-ip%C3%A2-10-tlr4-and-irf5-3-between-svr-and-non%C3%A2-svr-hcv%C3%A2-1-patients-treated-with-peg%C3%A2-ifn-and-ribavirin
#20
Min Zhang, Yongfang Jiang, Xinqiang Xiao, Milin Peng, Feng Peng, Guozhong Gong
The present study aimed to investigate alterations in Toll‑like receptor 4 (TLR4), interferon regulatory factor 5 (IRF5) and interferon‑γ‑inducible protein‑10 (IP‑10), and evaluate whether these factors may be associated with a sustained virological response (SVR) among patients with hepatitis C virus genotype‑1 (HCV‑1) who were treated with peginterferon plus ribavirin (PEG‑IFN‑RBV). A total of 31 Chinese patients infected with HCV‑1 were enrolled in the present study and 25 patients obtained SVR...
February 22, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
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