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M-Y Zhang, X-K Yang, H-F Pan, D-Q Ye
In order to determine whether tumor necrosis factor alpha inducible protein 3 (TNFAIP3) gene polymorphisms confers susceptibility to systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in ethnically different populations. A meta-analysis was conducted to examine the association between TNFAIP3 polymorphisms and susceptibility to SLE. A systematic literature search was conducted to identify all relevant studies. Pooled odds ratios (ORs) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were used to estimate the strength of the association...
November 2016: HLA
Tian Qian, Yan Chen, Xiaowei Shi, Jian Li, Fei Hao, Dongmei Zhang
CCAAT/enhancer-binding protein β (C/EBP β) has important roles in numerous signaling pathways. The expression of the majority of regulators and target gene products of C/EBP β, including tumor necrosis factor α-induced protein 3 (TNFAIP3) and TNFAIP3-interacting protein 1 (TNIP1), are upregulated in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The aim of the present study was to investigate whether C/EBP β expression is associated with SLE pathogenesis and correlates with TNIP1 and TNFAIP3 expression...
October 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Tian Qian, Fangru Chen, Xiaowei Shi, Jian Li, Min Li, Yan Chen, Fei Hao, Dongmei Zhang
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to examine CCAAT/enhancer-binding protein β (C/EBP β), TNF-alpha-induced protein 3 (TNFAIP3), and TNFAIP3-interacting protein 1 (TNIP1) expression in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients to assess their relationship in SLE pathogenesis. METHODS: C/EBP β, TNIP1, and TNFAIP3 expression was assessed in PBMCs from 20 SLE patients and 20 controls by western blotting. The correlation between C/EBP β/TNFAIP3/TNIP1 expression and SLE disease activity was determined by Spearman's rank...
September 23, 2016: Modern Rheumatology
Hong Zheng, Wei Dai, Arthur Kwok Leung Cheung, Josephine Mun Yee Ko, Rebecca Kan, Bonnie Wing Yan Wong, Merrin Man Long Leong, Mingdan Deng, Tommy Chin Tung Kwok, Jimmy Yu-Wai Chan, Dora Lai-Wan Kwong, Anne Wing-Mui Lee, Wai Tong Ng, Roger Kai Cheong Ngan, Chun Chung Yau, Stewart Tung, Victor Ho-Fun Lee, Ka-On Lam, Chung Kong Kwan, Wing Sum Li, Stephen Yau, Kwok-Wah Chan, Maria Li Lung
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is an epithelial malignancy with a unique geographical distribution. The genomic abnormalities leading to NPC pathogenesis remain unclear. In total, 135 NPC tumors were examined to characterize the mutational landscape using whole-exome sequencing and targeted resequencing. An APOBEC cytidine deaminase mutagenesis signature was revealed in the somatic mutations. Noticeably, multiple loss-of-function mutations were identified in several NF-κB signaling negative regulators NFKBIA, CYLD, and TNFAIP3 Functional studies confirmed that inhibition of NFKBIA had a significant impact on NF-κB activity and NPC cell growth...
October 4, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Yi-Yung Hung, Chin-Chuen Lin, Hong-Yo Kang, Tiao-Lai Huang
Inflammation and abnormalities in Toll-like receptor (TLR) expression and activation have been linked to major depressive disorder (MDD). However, negative regulators of TLR pathways have not been previously investigated in this context. Here, we sought to investigate the association of depression severity, measured by the 17-item Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAMD-17), with mRNA expression levels of negative regulators of the TLR pathway, including SOCS1, TOLLIP, SIGIRR, MyD88s, NOD2 and TNFAIP3, in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from 100 patients with MDD and 53 healthy controls, before and after treatment with antidepressants...
September 15, 2016: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
Zixing Liu, Kelly R Smith, Hung T Khong, Jingshan Huang, Eun-Young Erin Ahn, Ming Zhou, Ming Tan
T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) is an aggressive hematopoietic malignancy. Although it has been reported that overexpression of miR-125b leads to T-ALL development, the underlying mechanisms of miR-125b action are still unclear. The goal of this study is to delineate the role of miR-125b in T-ALL development. We found that miR-125b is highly expressed in undifferentiated leukemic T cells (CD4-negative) while its expression is low in differentiated T cells (CD4-positive). Overexpression of miR-125b increased the CD4-negative population in T cells, whereas depletion of miR-125b by miR-125b-sponge decreased the CD4-negative cell population...
September 14, 2016: Oncotarget
Liqing Cheng, Dongmei Zhang, Bing Chen
Zinc transporter 8 (ZnT8) is exclusively expressed in the pancreatic islet and is essential for insulin crystallization, hexamerization and secretion. Tumor necrosis factor α-induced protein-3 (TNFAIP3) is a zinc finger protein that serves a major role in the negative feedback regulation of NF-κB signaling in response to multiple stimuli, and is a central regulator of immunopathology. Although the role of TNFAIP3 in diabetes has been extensively studied, its effect on ZnT8 has not been fully elucidated. The present study aimed to verify whether proinflammatory cytokines, tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α) and interleukin-1β (IL-1β), are able to affect ZnT8 expression in islet cells...
September 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Estel Ramos-Marquès, Samuel Zambrano, Alberto Tiérrez, Marco E Bianchi, Alessandra Agresti, Francisco García-Del Portillo
The eukaryotic transcriptional regulator Nuclear Factor kappa B (NF-κB) plays a central role in the defense to pathogens. Despite this, few studies have analyzed NF-κB activity in single cells during infection. Here, we investigated at the single cell level how NF-κB nuclear localization - a proxy for NF-κB activity - oscillates in infected and uninfected fibroblasts co-existing in cultures exposed to Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium. Fibroblasts were used due to the capacity of S. Typhimurium to persist in this cell type...
August 30, 2016: Virulence
Patricia Johansson, Ludger Klein-Hitpass, Florian Grabellus, Georg Arnold, Wolfram Klapper, Roman Pförtner, Ulrich Dührsen, Anja Eckstein, Jan Dürig, Ralf Küppers
The pathogenesis of ocular adnexal marginal zone lymphomas of mucosa-associated lymphatic tissue-type (OAML) is still poorly understood. We analyzed 63 cases of such lymphomas for non-synonymous mutations in 24 candidate genes by amplicon sequencing. We validated frequent mutations in the NF-κB regulators MYD88, TNFAIP3 and TNIP1 in OAML, but also identified recurrent mutations in several additional components of the NF-κB pathway, including BCL10 and NFKBIA. Overall, 60% of cases had mutations in at least one component of NF-κB signaling, pointing to a central role of its genetic deregulation in OAML pathogenesis...
August 23, 2016: Oncotarget
J M P A van den Reek, M J H Coenen, M van de L'Isle Arias, J Zweegers, D Rodijk-Olthuis, J Schalkwijk, S H Vermeulen, I Joosten, P C M van de Kerkhof, M M B Seyger, P L J M Zeeuwen, E M G J de Jong
BACKGROUND: The effectiveness of biologics for psoriasis shows heterogeneity among patients. With pharmacogenetic markers, it might be possible to predict treatment response. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to test the association between genetic markers and the response to biologics in psoriasis (etanercept, adalimumab, ustekinumab) in a prospective cohort. METHODS: We investigated the copy number variation in LCE3B and 3C genes, and eight single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in HLA-C*06, CD84, IL12b, IL23R, TRAF3IP2, ERAP1, IFIH1 and TNFAIP3...
August 26, 2016: British Journal of Dermatology
Dae-Jin Kwon, Dong-Hwan Kim, In-Sul Hwang, Dong-Ern Kim, Hyung-Joo Kim, Jang-Seong Kim, Kichoon Lee, Gi-Sun Im, Jeong-Woong Lee, Seongsoo Hwang
Recent progress in genetic manipulation of pigs designated for xenotransplantation ha6s shown considerable promise on xenograft survival in primates. However, genetic modification of multiple genes in donor pigs by knock-out and knock-in technologies, aiming to enhance immunological tolerance against transplanted organs in the recipients, has not been evaluated for health issues of donor pigs. We produced transgenic Massachusetts General Hospital piglets by knocking-out the α-1,3-galactosyltransferase (GT) gene and by simultaneously knocking-in an expression cassette containing five different human genes including, DAF, CD39, TFPI, C1 inhibitor (C1-INH), and TNFAIP3 (A20) [GT(-(DAF/CD39/TFPI/C1-INH/TNFAIP3)/+)] that are connected by 2A peptide cleavage sequences to release individual proteins from a single translational product...
August 23, 2016: Transgenic Research
Michael B Drennan, Srinath Govindarajan, Eveline Verheugen, Jonathan M Coquet, Jens Staal, Conor McGuire, Tom Taghon, Georges Leclercq, Rudi Beyaert, Geert van Loo, Bart N Lambrecht, Dirk Elewaut
Natural killer T (NKT) cells are innate lymphocytes that differentiate into NKT1, NKT2, and NKT17 sublineages during development. However, the signaling events that control NKT sublineage specification and differentiation remain poorly understood. Here, we demonstrate that the ubiquitin-modifying enzyme TNFAIP3/A20, an upstream regulator of T cell receptor (TCR) signaling in T cells, is an essential cell-intrinsic regulator of NKT differentiation. A20 is differentially expressed during NKT cell development, regulates NKT cell maturation, and specifically controls the differentiation and survival of NKT1 and NKT2, but not NKT17, sublineages...
September 19, 2016: Journal of Experimental Medicine
Mai Moaaz, Nevine Mohannad
AIM OF THE STUDY: Recent studies demonstrated the association of tumor necrosis factor α-induced protein 3 (TNFAIP3) (rs2230926) and tumor necrosis factor receptor associated factor 1 (TRAF1) (rs10818488) with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in different populations. We aimed at determining whether they confer susceptibility to SLE and RA in Egyptian population and if there is any relation to disease activity and auto-antibodies profile. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A case-control study involving 105 individuals with RA, 90 with SLE and 75 healthy controls was performed using TaqMan genotyping assay for two SNPs that showed the best evidence of association in the previous Caucasian studies...
2016: Central-European Journal of Immunology
Duchu Chen, Huiping Wang, Jude Juventus Aweya, Yanheng Chen, Meihua Chen, Xiaomeng Wu, Xiaonan Chen, Jing Lu, Ruichuan Chen, Min Liu
In the past decade, much emphasis has been put on the transcriptional activation of HIV-1, which is proposed as a promised strategy for eradicating latent HIV-1 provirus. Two drugs, prostratin and hexamethylene bisacetamide (HMBA), have shown potent effects as inducers for releasing HIV-1 latency when used alone or in combination, although their cellular target(s) are currently not well understood, especially under drug combination. Here, we have shown that HMBA and prostratin synergistically release HIV-1 latency via different mechanisms...
2016: BioMed Research International
Md Aminul Islam, Christine Große-Brinkhaus, Maren Julia Pröll, Muhammad Jasim Uddin, Sharmin Aqter Rony, Dawit Tesfaye, Ernst Tholen, Michael Hölker, Karl Schellander, Christiane Neuhoff
BACKGROUND: Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) is one of the most economically important viral diseases affecting swine industry worldwide. Despite routine farm vaccination, effective control strategies for PRRS remained elusive which underscores the need for in-depth studies to gain insight into the host immune response to vaccines. The current study aimed to investigate transcriptional responses to PRRS Virus (PRRSV) vaccine in the peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) within 3 days following vaccination in German Landrace pigs...
2016: BMC Genomics
Leire Escudero-Ibarz, Ming Wang, Ming-Qing Du
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September 2016: Haematologica
Ming-Qing Du
Extranodal marginal zone lymphoma of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT lymphoma) invariably arises from a background of chronic microbial infection and/or autoimmune disorder at diverse mucosal sites. The prolonged chronic infection and/or autoimmunity generate active immune and inflammatory responses that provide a setting for evolution and development of autoreactive B-cells, their expansion and eventual malignant transformation following acquisition of genetic changes. The immune responses also play a critical role in sustaining the growth and survival of the transformed cells as shown by complete regression of a high proportion of MALT lymphoma of the stomach, ocular adnexa and skin following anti-microbial treatment...
August 2016: Seminars in Cancer Biology
Tove Ragna Reksten, Christopher J Lessard, Kathy L Sivils
The genes associated with Sjögren syndrome (SS) can be assigned to the NF-kB pathway, the IFN signaling pathway, lymphocyte signaling, and antigen presentation. The frequencies of risk variants show they are common with modest genetic effects. The strongest genetic association outside the human leukocyte antigen region is in IRF5, a gene relevant in the IFN signaling pathway and for B cell differentiation. Although no association has been found with the NF-kB gene itself, associations in TNFAIP3 and TNIP1 (both genome-wide significant), VCAM1 and IRAK1BP (both suggestive), point to genetic explanations for dysregulation of the NF-kB pathway in SS...
August 2016: Rheumatic Diseases Clinics of North America
Sarah K Sasse, Mohammed O Altonsy, Vineela Kadiyala, Gaoyuan Cao, Reynold A Panettieri, Anthony N Gerber
Airway smooth muscle is a major target tissue for glucocorticoid (GC)-based asthma therapies, however, molecular mechanisms through which the GC receptor (GR) exerts therapeutic effects in this key airway cell type have not been fully elucidated. We previously identified the nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) inhibitor, A20 (TNFAIP3), as a mediator of cytokine repression by glucocorticoids (GCs) in airway epithelial cells and defined cooperative regulation of anti-inflammatory genes by GR and NF-κB as a key mechanistic underpinning of airway epithelial GR function...
August 1, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
Yves-Marie Pers, Pierre Le Blay, Catherine Ludwig, Cécile Rittore, Gautier Tejedor, Randy Foliwe, Michel Rodiere, Christian Jorgensen, Isabelle Touitou
OBJECTIVES: Numerous single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) have been associated with JIA, but few of these studies were replicated. We conducted a candidate-gene approach study to assess if some SNPs could be related to clinical subtypes or other clinical features of the juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) such as the risk of uveitis, ANA positivity and the age at onset. METHODS: SNPs in six genes were analysed: PTPN22, STAT4, TRAF1-C5, TGFbeta, TNFAIP3, and C12orf30...
June 28, 2016: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
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