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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776609/threshold-level-of-riemerella-anatipestifer-crossing-blood-brain-barrier-and-expression-profiles-of-immune-related-proteins-in-blood-and-brain-tissue-from-infected-ducks
#1
Shengdou Li, Xiaowei Gong, Qiwei Chen, Fuying Zheng, Guo Ji, Yongsheng Liu
Riemerella anatipestifer (R. anatipestifer) is a Gram-negative bacterium that crosses the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and causes meningitis with neurological symptoms in infected ducks. A threshold level of bacteremia must be reached before the BBB can be breached. In this study, the bacterial burden and expression profiles of immune-related proteins in blood and brain tissue samples from R. anatipestifer-infected ducks were investigated. The data showed that R. anatipestifer could cross the BBB with low-level bacteremia of 7...
June 2018: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773448/the-role-of-the-common-gamma-chain-family-cytokines-in-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cell-based-anti-cancer-immunotherapy
#2
REVIEW
Heleen H Van Acker, Diana Campillo-Davo, Gils Roex, Maarten Versteven, Evelien L Smits, Viggo F Van Tendeloo
Cytokines of the common gamma-chain receptor family, comprising interleukin (IL)-2, IL-4, IL-7, IL-9, IL-15 and IL-21, are vital with respect to organizing and sustaining healthy immune cell functions. Supporting the anti-cancer immune response, these cytokines inspire great interest for their use as vaccine adjuvants and cancer immunotherapies. It is against this background that gamma delta (γδ) T cells, as special-force soldiers and natural contributors of the tumor immunosurveillance, also received a lot of attention the last decade...
May 14, 2018: Cytokine & Growth Factor Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772575/therapeutic-effect-of-cd4-cd25-regulatory-t-cells-amplified-in-vitro-on-experimental-autoimmune-neuritis-in-rats
#3
Feng-Jie Wang, Dan Cui, Wei-Dong Qian
BACKGROUND/AIMS: This study aimed to explore whether the adoptive transfusion of autologous CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells (CD4+CD25+ Tregs) has a therapeutic effect on Experimental autoimmune neuritis (EAN) model rats, and it provides new experimental and theoretical bases for the immunotherapy of Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS). METHODS: CD4+CD25+ Tregs were sorted from the spleens of rats using immunomagnetic bead separation techniques combined with flow cytometry...
May 14, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772494/effects-of-ceftriaxone-induced-intestinal-dysbacteriosis-on-regulatory-t-cells-validated-by-anaphylactic-mice
#4
Xia Luo, Zengfeng Pan, Shuang Luo, Qi Liu, Shaowei Huang, Guanghua Yang, Feifei Nong, Yajun Fu, Xiangliang Deng, Lian Zhou
Both probiotics and pathogens in the human gut express pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) and die with the release of endotoxin and bacterial DNA, which can stimulate our immune system and cause immune reaction. However, it's interesting and fascinating to address why the normal intestinal flora will not generate immunological rejection like the pathogen does. By investigating the changes in cells and molecules relevant to immune tolerance in mice with ceftriaxone-induced dysbacteriosis, our study discovered that both the Evenness indexes and Shannon Wiener index of intestinal flora showed a decrease in dysbacteriosis mice...
May 14, 2018: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772277/severity-therapeutic-and-activity-tear-biomarkers-in-dry-eye-disease-a-clinical-trial-sub-analysis
#5
José Pinto-Fraga, Amalia Enríquez-de-Salamanca, Margarita Calonge, María J González-García, Alberto López-Miguel, Alberto López-de la Rosa, Carmen García-Vázquez, Virginia Calder, Michael E Stern, Itziar Fernández
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of 0.1%-fluorometholone (FML) on tear inflammatory molecule levels after 22-days treatment in dry eye disease (DED) patients exposed to an adverse controlled environment (ACE), identifying different biomarkers. METHODS: Sub-analysis of a double-masked randomized clinical trial. Forty-one DED patients received 4-drops daily of topical FML (FML-group) or polyvinyl-alcohol (PA-group) for 22 days. At day 21, patients were exposed to an ACE...
May 14, 2018: Ocular Surface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772261/maternal-immune-activation-with-staphylococcal-enterotoxin-a-produces-unique-behavioral-changes-in-c57bl-6-mouse-offspring
#6
Ruthy Glass, Sara Norton, Nicholas Fox, Alexander W Kusnecov
Stimulation of the immune system during pregnancy, known as maternal immune activation (MIA), can cause long-lasting neurobiological and behavioral changes in the offspring. This phenomenon has been implicated in the etiology of developmental psychiatric disorders, such as autism and schizophrenia. Much of this evidence is predicated on animal models using bacterial agents such as LPS and/or viral mimics such as Poly I:C, both of which act through toll-like receptors. However, fewer studies have examined the role of direct activation of maternal T-cells during pregnancy using microbial agents...
May 14, 2018: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772075/cd6-mabs-differ-in-epitope-kinetics-and-mechanism-of-action
#7
Lee I Garner, Andrew Hartland, Johannes Breuning, Marion H Brown
CD6 is a type I T cell surface receptor which modulates antigen receptor signalling. Its activity is regulated by binding of its membrane proximal domain (domain 3) to a cell surface ligand, CD166. CD6 monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) specific for the membrane distal domain (domain 1) perturb CD6 function including itolizumab (Alzumab™ ) which has reached the clinic for treatment of autoimmune disease. We characterised molecular and functional properties of several CD6 mAbs including itolizumab to define potential mechanisms of action...
May 17, 2018: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770136/cd3%C3%AE%C2%B5-expression-defines-functionally-distinct-subsets-of-v%C3%AE-1-t-cells-in-patients-with-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infection
#8
Pádraic J Dunne, Christina O Maher, Michael Freeley, Katie Dunne, Andreea Petrasca, Judy Orikiiriza, Margaret R Dunne, Derval Reidy, Siobhan O'Dea, Aisling Loy, Jim Woo, Aideen Long, Thomas R Rogers, Fiona Mulcahy, Derek G Doherty
Human γδ T cells expressing the Vδ1 T cell receptor (TCR) recognize self and microbial antigens and stress-inducible molecules in a major histocompatibility complex-unrestricted manner and are an important source of innate interleukin (IL)-17. Vδ1 T cells are expanded in the circulation and intestines of patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. In this study, we show that patients with HIV have elevated frequencies, but not absolute numbers, of circulating Vδ1 T cells compared to control subjects...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769377/-ex-vivo-cytokine-release-determined-by-a-multiplex-cytokine-assay-in-response-to-coccidioidal-antigen-stimulation-of-whole-blood-among-subjects-with-recently-diagnosed-primary-pulmonary-coccidioidomycosis
#9
Neil M Ampel, Ian Robey, Chinh T Nguyen, Brentin Roller, Jessica August, Kenneth S Knox, Demosthenes Pappagianis
The elements of the cellular immune response in human coccidioidomycosis remain undefined. We examined the ex vivo release of an array of inflammatory proteins in response to incubation with a coccidioidal antigen preparation to ascertain which of these might be associated with diagnosis and outcome. Patients with a recent diagnosis of primary pulmonary coccidioidomycosis and a control group of healthy subjects were studied. Blood samples were incubated for 18 h with T27K, a soluble coccidioidal preparation containing multiple glycosylated antigens, and the supernatant was assayed for inflammatory proteins using the multiplex Luminex system...
June 27, 2018: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769270/effective-combination-adjuvants-engage-both-tlr-and-inflammasome-pathways-to-promote-potent-adaptive-immune-responses
#10
Emilie Seydoux, Hong Liang, Natasha Dubois Cauwelaert, Michelle Archer, Nicholas D Rintala, Ryan Kramer, Darrick Carter, Christopher B Fox, Mark T Orr
The involvement of innate receptors that recognize pathogen- and danger-associated molecular patterns is critical to programming an effective adaptive immune response to vaccination. The synthetic TLR4 agonist glucopyranosyl lipid adjuvant (GLA) synergizes with the squalene oil-in-water emulsion (SE) formulation to induce strong adaptive responses. Although TLR4 signaling through MyD88 and TIR domain-containing adapter inducing IFN-β are essential for GLA-SE activity, the mechanisms underlying the synergistic activity of GLA and SE are not fully understood...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768058/taishan-pinus-massoniana-pollen-polysaccharides-enhance-immune-responses-in-chickens-infected-by-avian-leukosis-virus-subgroup-b
#11
Shifa Yang, Guiming Li, Zengcheng Zhao, Zhongli Huang, Jian Fu, Minxun Song, Shuqian Lin, Ruiliang Zhu
Immunosuppressive virus, which can cause suppressed immunity and vaccination failure, frequently occurs in chicken flocks and seriously destroys the poultry industry. Our previous studies have reported that Taishan Pinus massoniana pollen polysaccharide (TPPPS) possess immunomodulatory effects and improve the immune effects of vaccines. In this study, avian leukosis virus subgroup B (ALV-B) was chosen as immunosuppressive virus to artificially establish immunosuppressive models in chickens, and the immune modulatory ability of TPPPS on the immune response of chickens was evaluated...
May 16, 2018: Immunological Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767107/effects-of-purified-zearalenone-on-selected-immunological-and-histopathologic-measurements-of-spleen-in-post-weanling-gilts
#12
Peng Chen, Tingjun Liu, Shuzhen Jiang, Zaibin Yang, Libo Huang, Faxiao Liu
The present study was aimed at investigating the adverse effects of dietary zearalenone (ZEA) on the lymphocyte proliferation rate (LPR), interleukin-2 (IL-2), mRNA expressions of pro-inflammatory cytokines, and histopathologic changes of spleen in post-weanling gilts. A total of 20 crossbred piglets (Yorkshire × Landrace × Duroc) with an initial BW of 10.36 ± 1.21 kg (21 d of age) were used in the study. Piglets were fed a basal diet with an addition of 0, 1.1, 2.0, or 3.2 mg/kg purified ZEA for 18 d  ad libitum ...
September 2017: Animal nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759145/thymoquinone-increases-the-expression-of-neuroprotective-proteins-while-decreasing-the-expression-of-pro-inflammatory-cytokines-and-the-gene-expression-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway-signaling-targets-in-lps-ifn%C3%AE-activated-bv-2-microglia-cells
#13
Makini K Cobourne-Duval, Equar Taka, Patricia Mendonca, Karam F A Soliman
Neuroinflammation and microglial activation are pathological markers of a number of central nervous system (CNS) diseases. Chronic activation of microglia induces the release of excessive amounts of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and pro-inflammatory cytokines. Additionally, chronic microglial activation has been implicated in several neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. Thymoquinone (TQ) has been identified as one of the major active components of the natural product Nigella sativa seed oil...
July 15, 2018: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758415/anti-tumor-effects-of-propranolol-adjuvant-activity-on-a-transplanted-murine-breast-cancer-model
#14
Somayeh Ashrafi, Reza Shapouri, Ahmad Shirkhani, Mehdi Mahdavi
Propranolol (Pro), a non-specific β-adrenergic blocking drug, competitively prevents the binding of catecholamines to receptors and suppresses cancer cells. The anti-tumor activity of propranolol has been proved in different kinds of cancers. In this study, we assessed the adjuvant activity of propranolol combined with a tumor vaccine model on the immunological parameters of breast tumor-bearing mice. Breast tumor pieces were implanted into the flank of inbred BALB/C female mice from stock mice. Tumor-bearing mice were treated with tumor antigen lysate vaccine and propranolol/Vaccine (Pro/Vac) combination (as treatment groups), propranolol and PBS (as control groups) for 5 consecutive days, every 12 h...
May 11, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755456/targeting-regulatory-t-cells-to-treat-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#15
REVIEW
Masayuki Mizui, George C Tsokos
Regulatory T cells (Tregs) are central in integration and maintenance of immune homeostasis. Since breakdown of self-tolerance is a major culprit in the pathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), restoration of the immune tolerance through the manipulation of Tregs can be exploited to treat patients with SLE. New information has revealed that Tregs besides their role in suppressing the immune response are important in tissue protection and regeneration. Expansion of Tregs with low-dose IL-2 represents an approach to control the autoimmune response...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755346/a-multicenter-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-study-of-the-effects-of-loki-zupa-in-patients-with-chronic-asthma
#16
Yubao Lv, Ying Wei, Muhammadjan Abduwaki, Tohti Jurat, Fengsen Li, Huaizhen Wang, Yuhua Wu, Zheng Li, Bo Liu, Hongjun Yin, Yuxue Cao, Mammat Nurahmat, Zihui Tang, Jingcheng Dong
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Uyghur medical formula Loki zupa in patients with chronic asthma. Adult patients with chronic asthma randomly received placebo or Loki zupa as add-on to inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) maintenance treatment. Loki zupa or mimics was administered orally 10 ml per time, three times a day for 8 weeks. The primary endpoints were asthma control test (ACT) score and peak expiratory flow (PEF). The secondary endpoints were acute exacerbation rate, lung function, night waking days, and symptom-free days in the near 2 weeks, Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire (AQLQ) score and some inflammatory cytokines in peripheral blood...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754771/epstein-barr-virus-specific-cytokine-induced-killer-cells-for-treatment-of-epstein-barr-virus-related-malignant-lymphoma
#17
Lisa-Marie Pfeffermann, Verena Pfirrmann, Sabine Huenecke, Melanie Bremm, Halvard Bonig, Hans-Michael Kvasnicka, Thomas Klingebiel, Peter Bader, Eva Rettinger
BACKGROUND: Prolonged immunosuppression or delayed T-cell recovery may favor Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection or reactivation after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), which can lead to post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease (PTLD) and high-grade malignant B-cell lymphoma. Cytokine-induced killer (CIK) cells with dual specific anti-tumor and virus-specific cellular immunity may be applied in this context. METHODS: CIK cells with EBV-specificity were generated from peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs), expanded in the presence of interferon-γ, anti-CD3, interleukin (IL)-2 and IL-15 and were pulsed twice with EBV consensus peptide pool...
May 10, 2018: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754714/membrane-potential-distinctly-modulates-mobility-and-signaling-of-il-2-and-15-receptors-in-t-cells
#18
Éva Nagy, Gábor Mocsár, Veronika Sebestyén, Julianna Volkó, Ferenc Papp, Katalin Tóth, Sándor Damjanovich, György Panyi, Thomas A Waldmann, Andrea Bodnár, György Vámosi
The high electric field across the plasma membrane might influence the conformation and behavior of transmembrane proteins that have uneven charge distributions in or near their transmembrane regions. Membrane depolarization of T cells occurs in the tumor microenvironment and in inflamed tissues because of K+ release from necrotic cells and hypoxia affecting the expression of K+ channels. However, little attention has been given to the effect of membrane potential (MP) changes on membrane receptor function...
May 10, 2018: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753904/sorbitan-ester-nanoparticles-sens-as-a-novel-topical-ocular-drug-delivery-system-design-optimization-and-in-vitro-ex-vivo-evaluation
#19
Jesus Alvarez-Trabado, Antonio López-García, Manuel Martín-Pastor, Yolanda Diebold, Alejandro Sanchez
We explored the potential of two types of sorbitan ester nanoparticles (SENS) as novel tools for topical ocular drug delivery. The optimized SENS formulation (SENS-OPT) consisted of nanoparticles (NPs) of 170.5 nm, zeta potential +33.9 mV, and cyclosporine loading of 19.66%. After hyaluronic acid (HA) coating, the resulting SENS-OPT-HA NPs had a particle size of 177.6 nm and zeta potential of -20.6 mV. The NPs were stable during 3 months of storage at different temperatures and did not aggregate in the presence of protein-enriched simulated lacrimal fluid...
May 10, 2018: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752829/the-role-of-th1-th2-cytokines-played-in-regulation-of-specific-cd4-th1-cells-conversion-and-activation-during-inflammatory-reaction-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#20
Jiaolin Sun, Ting Liu, Ying Yan, Kaikai Huo, Wenna Zhang, Hanhan Liu, Zhihong Shi
BACKGROUNDS: CD4 + Th1-CXCR3 signaling pathway may play a key role in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). The aim of this study was to explore Th1/Th2 cytokines ratio differences of patients in different stages of COPD and to confirm the hypothesis that elastin exposure might serve as an antigen to initiate the stimulation of CD4 + Th1-CXCR3 immune inflammation pathway. METHODS: Patients of COPD in different stages and normal individuals were enrolled...
May 12, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology
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