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Nicolás De Silva, Mirian Samblas, J Alfredo Martínez, Fermín I Milagro
Obesity is usually associated with low-grade inflammation, which determines the appearance of comorbidities like atherosclerosis and insulin resistance. Infiltrated macrophages in adipose tissue are partly responsible of this inflammatory condition. Numerous studies point to the existence of close intercommunication between macrophages and adipocytes and pay particular attention to the proinflammatory cytokines released by both cell types. However, it has been recently described that in both, circulation and tissue level, there are extracellular vesicles (including microvesicles and exosomes) containing miRNAs, mRNAs, and proteins that can influence the inflammatory response...
March 20, 2018: Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry
Simona Perga, Serena Martire, Francesca Montarolo, Ilaria Giordani, Michela Spadaro, Gabriele Bono, Stefania Corvisieri, Ilaria Messuti, Giancarlo Panzica, Fabio Orlandi, Antonio Bertolotto
Autoimmune diseases are a diverse group of chronic disorders and affect a multitude of organs and systems. However, the existence of common pathophysiological mechanisms is hypothesized and reports of shared risk are emerging as well. In this regard, patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) have been shown to have an increased susceptibility to develop chronic autoimmune thyroid diseases, in particular Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT), suggesting an autoimmune predisposition. However, studies comparing such different pathologies of autoimmune origin are still missing till date...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
Tridib Das, Zhongli Chen, Rudi W Hendriks, Mirjam Kool
Immune cell activation is a stringently regulated process, as exaggerated innate and adaptive immune responses can lead to autoinflammatory and autoimmune diseases. Perhaps the best-characterized molecular pathway promoting cell activation is the nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) signaling pathway. Stimulation of this pathway leads to transcription of numerous pro-inflammatory and cell-survival genes. Several mechanisms tightly control NF-κB activity, including the key regulatory zinc finger (de)ubiquitinating enzyme A20/tumor necrosis factor α-induced protein 3 (TNFAIP3)...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
Ruei-An Chen, Tiao-Lai Huang, Kai-Wei Huang, Yi-Yung Hung
BACKGROUND: Major depressive disorder has been shown to be associated with inflammation and the dysregulation of innate immune responses. Previously, we showed an inverse correlation between the severity of depression and level of TNFAIP3 mRNA expression. The present study further evaluated the association between TNFAIP3 mRNA expression level and symptoms of major depressive disorder (MDD) in 91 patients (20 men and 71 women). METHODS: The relationships between subscores on the 17-item Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAMD-17) and TNFAIP3 mRNA levels were assessed by multiple linear regression...
February 27, 2018: Neuroimmunomodulation
Jianfeng Wu, Sirui Yang, Di Yu, Wenjing Gao, Xianjun Liu, Kun Zhang, Xueqi Fu, Wanguo Bao, Kaiyu Zhang, Jiaao Yu, Liankun Sun, Shaofeng Wang
Genetic variants near the tumor necrosis factor-α-induced protein 3 gene (TNFAIP3) at the chromosomal region 6q23 demonstrated significant associations with multiple autoimmune diseases. The signals of associations have been explained to the TNFAIP3 gene, the most likely causal gene. In this study, we employed CRISPR/cas9 genome-editing tool to generate cell lines with deletions including a candidate causal variant, rs6927172, at 140 kb upstream of the TNFAIP3 gene. Interestingly, we observed alterations of multiple genes including IL-20RA encoding a subunit of the receptor for interleukin 20...
February 23, 2018: Genes and Immunity
Masayoshi Fujii, Katsuyoshi Takata, Shih-Sung Chuang, Tomoko Miyata-Takata, Midori Ando, Yasuharu Sato, Tadashi Yoshino
The gastrointestinal (GI) tract is the most frequently involved site of extranodal non-Hodgkin lymphomas, and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is the most common subtype occurring in the GI tract. TNFAIP3 (A20) genetic alterations were reported to be involved in DLBCL's pathogenesis and a portion of GI-DLBCL cases harbor this alteration. However, the frequency and clinicopathological relations focusing on small and large intestinal DLBCL are unclear. Here, we examined A20 deletion and protein expression and analyzed the clinicopathological features of 52 cases of primary intestinal DLBCL...
February 2018: Acta Medica Okayama
Upneet K Sokhi, Mark P Liber, Laura Frye, Sungho Park, Kyuho Kang, Tania Pannellini, Baohong Zhao, Rada Norinsky, Lionel B Ivashkiv, Shiaoching Gong
Enhancers regulate gene expression and have been linked with disease pathogenesis. Little is known about enhancers that regulate human disease-associated genes in primary cells relevant for pathogenesis. Here we use BAC transgenics and genome editing to dissect, in vivo and in primary immune cells, enhancers that regulate human TNFAIP3, which encodes A20 and is linked with autoimmune diseases. A20 expression is dependent on a topologically associating subdomain (sub-TAD) that harbors four enhancers, while another >20 enhancers in the A20 locus are redundant...
February 13, 2018: Nature Communications
Cristina Municio, Ángeles Dominguez-Soto, Sara Fuentelsaz-Romero, Amalia Lamana, Nuria Montes, Víctor D Cuevas, Raquel García Campos, José L Pablos, Isidoro González-Álvaro, Amaya Puig-Kröger
OBJECTIVES: Methotrexate (MTX) is the anchor drug for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), but the mechanism of its anti-inflammatory action is not fully understood. In RA, macrophages display a proinflammatory polarisation profile that resembles granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF)-differentiated macrophages and the response to MTX is only observed in thymidylate synthase+ GM-CSF-dependent macrophages. To determine the molecular basis for the MTX anti-inflammatory action, we explored toll-like receptor (TLR), RA synovial fluid (RASF) and tumour necrosis factor receptor (TNFR)-initiated signalling in MTX-exposed GM-CSF-primed macrophages...
February 3, 2018: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
Chia-Ming Chang, Mong-Lien Wang, Kai-Hsi Lu, Yi-Ping Yang, Chi-Mou Juang, Peng-Hui Wang, Ren-Jun Hsu, Mu-Hsien Yu, Cheng-Chang Chang
The coexistence of endometriosis (ES) with ovarian clear cell carcinoma (CCC) or endometrioid carcinoma (EC) suggested that malignant transformation of ES leads to endometriosis associated ovarian carcinoma (EAOC). However, there is still lack of an integrating data analysis of the accumulated experimental data to provide the evidence supporting the hypothesis of EAOC transformation. Herein we used a function-based analytic model with the publicly available microarray datasets to investigate the expression profiling between ES, CCC, and EC...
January 9, 2018: Oncotarget
Hyein Ahn, Jeong Mi Yang, Yoon Kyung Jeon, Jin Ho Paik
The A20/Tumor necrosis factor-alpha-induced protein 3 (A20/TNFAIP3) is a negative regulator of NF-κB signaling. We analyzed the clinicopathologic implications of A20 deletions in extranodal NK/T-cell lymphoma (NKTL). Fluorescence in situ hybridization analysis of the A20 gene was performed using archived formalin-fixed tissues in 49 cases of NKTL. Among the 49 NKTL patients (median age, 48 years [10-79]), stage I-II (75% [36/48]) and upper aerodigestive tract (UAT)-origin (84% [41/49]) were predominant. All A20 deletions were monoallelic and found in cases with UAT-origin, accounting for 18% (9/49) of all NKTLs and 22% (9/41) of UAT-origin...
January 30, 2018: Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer
Lixin Lou, Wanguo Bao, Xianjun Liu, Hongxiao Song, Yang Wang, Kaiyu Zhang, Wenjing Gao, Haijun Li, Zhengkun Tu, Shaofeng Wang
Naturally occurring functional variants (rs148314165 and rs200820567, collectively referred to as TT>A) reduce the expression of the tumor necrosis factor α-induced protein 3 (TNFAIP3) gene, a negative regulator of NF-κB signaling, and predispose individuals to autoimmune disease. In this analysis, we conducted a genetic association study of the TT>A variants in 1209 controls and in 150 patients with brucellosis, an infectious disease, and further assessed the role of the variants in brucellosis. Our data demonstrated that the TT>A variants were correlated with cases of brucellosis (P = 0...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
Yun He, Lin-Lin Xu, Fei-Er Feng, Qian-Ming Wang, Xiao-Lu Zhu, Chen-Cong Wang, Jia-Min Zhang, Hai-Xia Fu, Lan-Ping Xu, Kai-Yan Liu, Xiao-Jun Huang, Xiao-Hui Zhang
Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is an autoimmune disease. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) play important roles in the physiology and homeostasis of the haematopoietic system, including supporting megakaryocytic differentiation from CD34+ haematopoietic progenitor cells. Tumour necrosis factor alpha-induced protein 3 (TNFAIP3, also termed A20) plays a key role in terminating NF-κB signalling. Human genetic studies showed that the polymorphisms of the TNFAIP3 gene may contribute to ITP susceptibility. In this study, we showed a significant decrease in TNFAIP3 and increase in NF-κB/SMAD7 in ITP-MSCs...
January 12, 2018: British Journal of Haematology
Florence A Aeschlimann, Ezgi D Batu, Scott W Canna, Ellen Go, Ahmet Gül, Patrycja Hoffmann, Helen L Leavis, Seza Ozen, Daniella M Schwartz, Deborah L Stone, Annet van Royen-Kerkof, Daniel L Kastner, Ivona Aksentijevich, Ronald M Laxer
OBJECTIVES: The association between mutations in TNFAIP3 , encoding the NF-kB regulatory protein A20, and a new autoinflammatory disease has recently been recognised. This study aims at describing the clinical phenotypes and disease course of patients with A20 haploinsufficiency (HA20). METHODS: Data for all cases from the initial publication, and additional cases identified through collaborations since, were collected using standardised data collection forms. RESULTS: A total of 16 patients (13 female) from seven families with a genetic diagnosis of HA20 were included...
January 9, 2018: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
Feng Guan, Liang Wang, Shuyu Hao, Zhen Wu, Jian Bai, Zhuang Kang, Quan Zhou, Hong Chang, Hui Yin, Da Li, Kaibin Tian, Junpeng Ma, Guijun Zhang, Junting Zhang
Retinol dehydrogenase-10 (RDH10) is a member of the short-chain dehydrogenase/reductase family, which plays an important role in retinoic acid (RA) synthesis. Here, we show that RDH10 is highly expressed in human gliomas, and its expression correlates with tumor grade and patient survival times. In vitro, lentivirus-mediated shRNA knockdown of RDH10 suppressed glioma cell proliferation, survival, and invasiveness and cell cycle progression. In vivo, RDH10 knockdown reduced glioma growth in nude mice. Microarray analysis revealed that RDH10 silencing reduces expression of TNFRSF12A (Fn14), TNFSF12 (TWEAK), TRAF3, IKBKB (IKK-β), and BMPR2, while it increases expression of TRAF1, NFKBIA (IκBα), NFKBIE (IκBε), and TNFAIP3...
December 1, 2017: Oncotarget
Tianshu Guo, Ye Zhang, Xiujuan Qu, Xiaofang Che, Ce Li, Yibo Fan, Xing Wan, Rui Ma, Kezuo Hou, Huiming Zhou, Xiaowei He, Xuejun Hu, Yunpeng Liu, Ling Xu
Tumor necrosis factor-alpha-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) triggers apoptosis by inducing the death-inducing signaling complex (DISC) formation. Recently, TNFα-induced protein 3 (TNFAIP3, A20) was reported to prevent TRAIL-induced caspase 8 cleavage in the DISC by mediating ubiquitination of RIP1 in glioblastoma. However, whether A20 regulates caspase 8 cleavage in the DISC when TRAIL induces apoptosis in gastric cancer cells is unknown. In the present study, A20 interacted with RIP1 and DR4 in MGC803 and SGC7901 gastric cancer cells...
December 23, 2017: Cell Biology International
Paulo Cm Urbano, Raúl Aguirre-Gamboa, Angel Ashikov, Bennie van Heeswijk, Anja Krippner-Heidenreich, Henk Tijssen, Yang Li, Valderilio F Azevedo, Lisa Jt Smits, Frank Hoentjen, Irma Joosten, Hans Jpm Koenen
BACKGROUND: Anti-TNF inhibitors successfully improve life quality of patients suffering from inflammatory disease. Unfortunately, not all patients respond to anti-TNF therapy and some patients show paradoxical immune side-effects, which is poorly understood. Surprisingly, anti-TNF agents were shown to promote IL-17A production, with as yet unknown clinical implications. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the molecular mechanism underlying anti-TNF driven IL-17A expression and the clinical implications of this phenomenon...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Peng Zhang, Pi-Xiao Wang, Ling-Ping Zhao, Xin Zhang, Yan-Xiao Ji, Xiao-Jing Zhang, Chun Fang, Yue-Xin Lu, Xia Yang, Mao-Mao Gao, Yan Zhang, Song Tian, Xue-Yong Zhu, Jun Gong, Xin-Liang Ma, Feng Li, Zhihua Wang, Zan Huang, Zhi-Gang She, Hongliang Li
Activation of apoptosis signal-regulating kinase 1 (ASK1) in hepatocytes is a key process in the progression of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and a promising target for treatment of the condition. However, the mechanism underlying ASK1 activation is still unclear, and thus the endogenous regulators of this kinase remain open to be exploited as potential therapeutic targets. In screening for proteins that interact with ASK1 in the context of NASH, we identified the deubiquitinase tumor necrosis factor alpha-induced protein 3 (TNFAIP3) as a key endogenous suppressor of ASK1 activation, and we found that TNFAIP3 directly interacts with and deubiquitinates ASK1 in hepatocytes...
January 2018: Nature Medicine
Jie Wu, Peng-Chang Li, Jun-Yi Pang, Guo-You Liu, Xue-Min Xie, Jia-Yao Li, Yi-Cong Yin, Jian-Hua Han, Xiu-Zhi Guo, Ling Qiu
CCCTC-binding factor (CTCF) is an important epigenetic regulator implicated in multiple cellular processes, including growth, proliferation, differentiation, and apoptosis. Although CTCF deletion or mutation has been associated with human breast cancer, the role of CTCF in breast cancer is questionable. We investigated the biological functions of CTCF in breast cancer and the underlying mechanism. The results showed that CTCF expression in human breast cancer cells and tissues was significantly lower than that in normal breast cells and tissues...
November 7, 2017: Oncotarget
David Sánchez-Martín, Atsushi Otsuka, Kenji Kabashima, Taekyu Ha, Dunrui Wang, Xiaolan Qian, Douglas R Lowy, Giovanna Tosato
Background: Deleted in Liver Cancer 1 (DLC1) is a tumor suppressor gene frequently deleted in cancer. However, DLC1 is not known to be deleted in angiosarcoma, an aggressive malignancy of endothelial cell derivation. Additionally, the physiologic functions of DLC1 protein in endothelial cells are poorly defined. Methods: We investigated the effects of shRNA-induced DLC1 depletion in endothelial cells. Cell growth was measured by 3H thymidine incorporation, IncuCyte imaging, and population doublings; cell death by cell cycle analysis; gene expression by Affimetrix arrays and quantitative polymerase chain reaction; NF-κB activity by reporter assays; and protein levels by immunoblotting and immunofluorescence staining...
November 30, 2017: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Rui Liu, Dongli Zhao, Xiaozhi Zhang, Suxia Han, Yunyi Yang, Jinlu Ma, Du Meng
The radioresistance of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells is a critical obstacle for effectively applying radiotherapy (RT) in HCC treatment. NF-κB, an important transcription factor, can influence critical cell fate decisions by promoting cell survival or anti-apoptosis in response to cell-stress, e.g. chemotherapies or ionizing radiation (IR). A20, also named as tumor necrosis factor α induced protein 3 ( TNFAIP3 ), is a dominant negative regulator of NF-κB pathway and its functions in HCC are largely unknown...
November 3, 2017: Oncotarget
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