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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736829/clonal-analysis-of-regulatory-t-cell-defect-in-patients-with-autoimmune-polyendocrine-syndrome-type-1-suggests-intrathymic-impairment
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Tuisku-Tuulia Koivula, Sini M Laakso, Heikki J Niemi, Eliisa Kekäläinen, Pia Laine, Lars Paulin, Petri Auvinen, T Petteri Arstila
Mutations in the Autoimmune Regulator (AIRE) gene disrupt thymic T cell development and negative selection, leading to the recessively inherited polyendocrine autoimmune disease APS-1 (autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome type 1). The patients also have a functional defect in the FOXP3(+) regulatory T cell population, but its origin is unclear. Here we have used T cell receptor sequencing to analyze the clonal relationship of major CD4(+) T cell subsets in 3 patients and 3 healthy controls. The naive regulatory T cells showed little overlap with helper T cell subsets, supporting divergence in the thymus...
July 22, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736328/down-regulation-of-mir-143-promotes-radiation-induced-thymic-lymphoma-by-targeting-b7h1
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Hainan Zhao, Ying Cheng, Suhe Dong, Jicong Du, Fu Gao, Ding Sun, Jianguo Cui, Jin Ni, Jianming Cai
MicroRNA-143 has been implicated in tumor metastasis by directly targeting Bcl-2, and microRNA-143 expression is decreased in several human tumors. However, the expression and targets of miR-143 in radiation carcinogenesis remain unclear. We found that the expression of miR-143 is down-regulated and the expression of B7H1 (Pdcd1) is up-regulated in radiation-induced thymic lymphoma model in BALB/c mice. Additionally, overexpression of miR-143 strongly inhibited cell proliferation and increased cell apoptosis and its down-regulation promoted cell proliferation and reduced cell apoptosis...
July 20, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733484/cutting-edge-cd3-itam-diversity-is-required-for-optimal-tcr-signaling-and-thymocyte-development
#3
Matthew L Bettini, Po-Chein Chou, Clifford S Guy, Thomas Lee, Kate M Vignali, Dario A A Vignali
For the αβ or γδTCR chains to integrate extracellular stimuli into the appropriate intracellular cellular response, they must use the 10 ITAMs found within the CD3 subunits (CD3γε, CD3δε, and ζζ) of the TCR signaling complex. However, it remains unclear whether each specific ITAM sequence of the individual subunit (γεδζ) is required for thymocyte development or whether any particular CD3 ITAM motif is sufficient. In this article, we show that mice utilizing a single ITAM sequence (γ, ε, δ, ζa, ζb, or ζc) at each of the 10 ITAM locations exhibit a substantial reduction in thymic cellularity and limited CD4(-)CD8(-) (double-negative) to CD4(+)CD8(+) (double-positive) maturation because of low TCR expression and signaling...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731492/factors-causing-loss-of-normal-doppler-waveform-of-the-left-internal-jugular-vein-evaluation-on-chest-computed-tomography
#4
Min Cheol Ku, Myung Gyu Song, Tae-Seok Seo, Eun Young Kang, Hwan Seok Yong, Jae Wook Lee
PURPOSE: To evaluate the presence and causes of left brachiocephalic vein (LBCV) steno-occlusive lesions in patients with loss of normal waveform in Doppler ultrasound of the left internal jugular vein (LIJV). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed Doppler ultrasound of both internal jugular veins in 1912 patients who received an implantable venous access port from August 2013 to January 2016. Among them, 106 patients showed loss of normal Doppler waveforms of the LIJV (56 men and 50 women; mean age, 61...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729377/abundant-dystrophic-calcifications-mimicking-aortic-valve-abscess-in-a-patient-undergoing-elective-aortic-valve-replacement
#5
Adam L Booth, Christine Q Li, Ghannam Ayed Al-Dossari, Heather L Stevenson
Dystrophic calcifications of the aortic valve may cause symptomatic aortic stenosis and account for a significant portion of patients who undergo elective valve replacement. Calcifications appearing grossly as a cloudy fluid surrounding the aortic valve leaflets are an uncommon finding. Normally, calcified aortic valves are characterised by large, nodular masses within the aortic cusps. We report a case of dystrophic calcifications on a stenotic aortic valve encountered intraoperatively, which was suggestive of infective endocarditis and abscess formation...
July 19, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728209/fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-can-provide-useful-information-for-differentiating-thymic-epithelial-tumors
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Masaki Tomita, Takanori Ayabe, Kazuyo Tsuchiya, Kunihide Nakamura
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 20, 2017: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728208/the-role-of-18f-fdg-pet-ct-scan-in-predicting-histological-type-of-thymic-epithelial-tumors-indications-and-practical-clinical-considerations
#7
Filippo Lococo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 20, 2017: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726773/t-cell-autonomous-death-induced-by-regeneration-of-inert-glucocorticoid-metabolites
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Lourdes Rocamora-Reverte, Holger M Reichardt, Andreas Villunger, GJan Wiegers
Glucocorticoids (GC) are essential regulators of T-cell development and function. Activation of the immune system increases systemic adrenal-derived GC levels which downregulate immune activity as part of a negative feedback control system. Increasing evidence shows, however, that GC can also be derived from extra-adrenal sources such as the thymus or intestine, thus providing local control of GC-mediated effects. The thymus reportedly produces GC, but whether thymic epithelial cells or thymocytes produce GC acting either in an autocrine or paracrine fashion is not clear...
July 20, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723666/increased-cflip-expression-in-thymic-epithelial-tumors-blocks-autophagy-via-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signalling
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Djeda Belharazem, Albert Grass, Cornelia Paul, Mario Vitacolonna, Berthold Schalke, Ralf J Rieker, Daniel Körner, Philipp Jungebluth, Katja Simon-Keller, Peter Hohenberger, Eric M Roessner, Karsten Wiebe, Thomas Gräter, Thomas Kyriss, German Ott, Peter Geserick, Martin Leverkus, Philipp Ströbel, Alexander Marx
The anti-apoptotic cellular FLICE-like inhibitory protein cFLIP plays a pivotal role in normal tissues homoeostasis and the development of many tumors, but its role in normal thymus (NT), thymomas and thymic carcinomas (TC) is largely unknown.Expression, regulation and function of cFLIP were analyzed in biopsies of NT, thymomas, thymic squamous cell carcinomas (TSCC), thymic epithelial cells (TECs) derived thereof and in the TC line 1889c by qRT-PCR, western blot, shRNA techniques, and functional assays addressing survival, senescence and autophagy...
February 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723644/fir-haplodeficiency-promotes-splicing-to-pyruvate-kinase-m2-in-mice-thymic-lymphoma-tissues-revealed-by-six-plex-tandem-mass-tag-quantitative-proteomic-analysis
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Asako Kimura, Kouichi Kitamura, Guzhanuer Ailiken, Mamoru Satoh, Toshinari Minamoto, Nobuko Tanaka, Fumio Nomura, Kazuyuki Matsushita
The switch of pyruvate kinase (PK) M1 to PKM2 is pivotal for glucose metabolism in cancers. The PKM1/M2 shift is controlled by the alternative splicing of two mutually exclusive exons in the PKM gene. PKM1 is expressed in differentiated tissues, whereas PKM2 is expressed in cancer tissues. This study revealed that the haplodeficiency of FUSE-binding protein (FBP)-interacting repressor (FIR), a transcriptional repressor of the c-myc gene, contributed to the splicing of PKM1 to PKM2 in mice thymic lymphoma and/or T-cell type acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) using six-plex tandem mass tag (TMT) quantitative proteomic analysis...
July 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722017/the-role-of-age-related-t-cell-differentiation-in-patients-with-renal-replacement-therapy
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Matthias Schaier, Angele Leick, Lorenz Uhlmann, Florian Kälble, Volker Eckstein, Anthony Ho, Stefan Meuer, Karsten Mahnke, Claudia Sommerer, Martin Zeier, Andrea Steinborn
Dialysis patients have deficiencies regarding the generation of immune responses and show an increased susceptibility for infections. Persisting uremic conditions are made responsible for the increased aging of their immune system. In this study, we analyzed whether age-related differences in the differentiation of both recent-thymic-emigrant-(RTE)-regulatory (Tregs) and RTE-responder T cells (Tresps) into CD31(-)-memory Tregs/Tresps led to differences in the suppressive activity of naïve and memory Tregs on autologous Tresps between healthy volunteers and dialysis patients...
July 19, 2017: Immunology and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721449/role-of-regulatory-t-cells-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-patients-undergoing-relapse-preventive-immunotherapy
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Frida Ewald Sander, Malin Nilsson, Anna Rydström, Johan Aurelius, Rebecca E Riise, Charlotta Movitz, Elin Bernson, Roberta Kiffin, Anders Ståhlberg, Mats Brune, Robin Foà, Kristoffer Hellstrand, Fredrik B Thorén, Anna Martner
Regulatory T cells (Tregs) have been proposed to dampen functions of anti-neoplastic immune cells and thus promote cancer progression. In a phase IV trial (Re:Mission Trial, NCT01347996, http://www.clinicaltrials.gov ) 84 patients (age 18-79) with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in first complete remission (CR) received ten consecutive 3-week cycles of immunotherapy with histamine dihydrochloride (HDC) and low-dose interleukin-2 (IL-2) to prevent relapse of leukemia in the post-consolidation phase. This study aimed at defining the features, function and dynamics of Foxp3(+)CD25(high)CD4(+) Tregs during immunotherapy and to determine the potential impact of Tregs on relapse risk and survival...
July 18, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720058/long-form-of-thymic-stromal-lymphopoietin-of-keratinocytes-is-induced-by-protein-allergens
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Yasutaka Kuroda, Takuo Yuki, Yutaka Takahashi, Hitoshi Sakaguchi, Kayoko Matsunaga, Hiroshi Itagaki
A growing body of evidence suggests that epicutaneous sensitization of protein allergens induces immediate-type hypersensitivity (IHS) following induction of Type 2 immune responses in animals and humans. Thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) derived from keratinocytes is a cytokine that can activate dendritic cells and has been implicated in development of inflammatory Type 2 helper T-cells. However, there is no direct evidence that allergens directly regulate TSLP expression in keratinocytes. This study aimed to evaluate the response of TSLP to protein allergens in cultured human keratinocytes and to identify appropriate endpoints for IHS...
December 2017: Journal of Immunotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718205/bcl-2-maturation-pattern-in-t-cells-distinguishes-thymic-neoplasm-hyperplasia-t-lymphoblastic-lymphoma-and-reactive-lymph-nodes
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Nicholas Ward, Junaid Baqai, Alexandra Zehnpfennig, Nancy Fine, James Huang, Marc D Smith
Anterior mediastinal biopsies consisting predominantly of small lymphocytes can be a diagnostic challenge, especially in small core biopsies. In these cases, immunophenotyping is often employed using flow cytometry, and/or immunohistochemistry. However, due the overlap in T-cell phenotype between thymic neoplasm/hyperplasia (THY), T lymphoblastic lymphoma (T-LBL) and reactive lymph nodes (RLN), biopsies consisting predominantly of T-cells may still be difficult to differentiate. Previous studies have shown a specific CD3/bcl-2 staining pattern in thymic T cells of humans and mice using flow cytometry...
July 17, 2017: Cytometry. Part B, Clinical Cytometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716889/cytokines-transcription-factors-and-the-initiation-of-t-cell-development
#15
Hiroyuki Hosokawa, Ellen V Rothenberg
Multipotent blood progenitor cells migrate into the thymus and initiate the T-cell differentiation program. T-cell progenitor cells gradually acquire T-cell characteristics while shedding their multipotentiality for alternative fates. This process is supported by extracellular signaling molecules, including Notch ligands and cytokines, provided by the thymic microenvironment. T-cell development is associated with dynamic change of gene regulatory networks of transcription factors, which interact with these environmental signals...
July 17, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712126/evidence-of-an-abnormal-epithelial-barrier-in-active-untreated-and-corticosteroid-treated-eosinophilic-esophagitis
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Dagmar Simon, Basile Page, Monique Vogel, Christian Bussmann, Carine Blanchard, Alex Straumann, Hans-Uwe Simon
BACKGROUND: Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a chronic, immune/antigen-mediated disease characterized by symptoms related to esophageal dysfunction and an eosinophil-predominant inflammation. This study has aimed to investigate whether the recently observed sensitization to Candida albicans in EoE patients is owing to pre-existing disease and its underlying abnormal epithelial barrier or, alternatively, is linked to corticosteroid (CS) therapy. METHODS: Medical histories, as well as serum and tissue samples of 60 EoE patients (15 CS-naive, 45 with current or previous CS therapy) and 20 controls, stored in the Swiss Eosinophilic Esophagitis Database (SEED) and Biobank, were analyzed...
July 16, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711657/kaempferol-impedes-il-32-induced-monocyte-macrophage-differentiation
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Sun-Young Nam, Hyun-Ja Jeong, Hyung-Min Kim
Kaempferol possesses a wide range of therapeutic properties, including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anticancer properties. The present study sought to evaluate the effects and possible pharmacological mechanisms of kaempferol on interleukin (IL)-32-induced monocyte-macrophage differentiation. In this study, we performed flow cytometry assay, immunocytochemical staining, quantitative real-time PCR, enzyme-linked immuno sorbent assay, caspase-1 assay, and Western blotting to observe the effects and underlying mechanisms of kaempferol using the human monocyte cell line THP-1...
July 13, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709726/induction-and-maintenance-of-regulatory-t-cells-by-transcription-factors-and-epigenetic-modifications
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REVIEW
Mana Iizuka-Koga, Hiroko Nakatsukasa, Minako Ito, Takashi Akanuma, Qianjin Lu, Akihiko Yoshimura
Regulatory T cells (Tregs) are an essential cell subset for the maintenance of immune homeostasis. Foxp3 (Forkhead box P3) is the Treg master gene which is essential for immune suppressing activity. In addition, Tregs are characterized by a distinct pattern of gene expression, including upregulation of immune-suppressive genes and silencing of inflammatory genes. The molecular mechanisms of Treg development and maintenance have been intensively investigated. Tregs are characterized by expression of the transcription factor Foxp3...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708784/apoptotic-diminution-of-immature-single-and-double-positive-thymocyte-subpopulations-contributes-to-thymus-involution-during-murine-polymicrobial-sepsis
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Christoph Netzer, Tilo Knape, Laura Kuchler, Andreas Weigert, Kai Zacharowski, Waltraud Pfeilschifter, Gregory Sempowski, Michael J Parnham, Bernhard Brüne, Andreas von Knethen
To generate and maintain functional T-cell receptor diversity, thymocyte development is tightly organized. Errors in this process may have dramatic consequences, provoking, for example, autoimmune diseases. Probably for this reason, the thymus reacts to septic stress with involution, decreasing the numbers of thymocytes. Because it is still unclear which thymocyte subpopulation contributes to thymus involution and whether thymocyte emigration is altered, we were interested to clarify this question in detail...
August 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706973/splenocyte-infusion-and-whole-body-irradiation-for-induction-of-peripheral-tolerance-in-porcine-lung-transplantation-modifications-of-the-preconditioning-regime-for-improved-clinical-feasibility
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Katharina Jansson, Karla Dreckmann, Wiebke Sommer, Murat Avsar, Jawad Salman, Thierry Siemeni, Ann-Kathrin Knöfel, Linda Pauksch, Jens Gottlieb, Jörg Frühauf, Martin Werner, Danny Jonigk, Martin Strüber, Axel Haverich, Gregor Warnecke
BACKGROUND: Preoperative low-dose whole-body irradiation (IRR) with 1.5 and 7 Gy thymic IRR of the recipient, combined with a perioperative donor splenocyte infusion lead to reliable donor specific peripheral tolerance in our allogeneic porcine lung transplantation model. To reduce the toxicity of this preconditioning regime, modifications of the IRR protocol and their impact on allograft survival were assessed. METHODS: Left-sided single lung transplantation from major histocompatibility complex and sex mismatched donors was performed in 14 adult female minipigs...
July 2017: Transplantation Direct
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