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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814669/neonatal-and-adult-recent-thymic-emigrants-produce-il-8-and-express-complement-receptors-cr1-and-cr2
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Marcin L Pekalski, Arcadio Rubio García, Ricardo C Ferreira, Daniel B Rainbow, Deborah J Smyth, Meghavi Mashar, Jane Brady, Natalia Savinykh, Xaquin Castro Dopico, Sumiyya Mahmood, Simon Duley, Helen E Stevens, Neil M Walker, Antony J Cutler, Frank Waldron-Lynch, David B Dunger, Claire Shannon-Lowe, Alasdair J Coles, Joanne L Jones, Chris Wallace, John A Todd, Linda S Wicker
The maintenance of peripheral naive T lymphocytes in humans is dependent on their homeostatic division, not continuing emigration from the thymus, which undergoes involution with age. However, postthymic maintenance of naive T cells is still poorly understood. Previously we reported that recent thymic emigrants (RTEs) are contained in CD31+CD25- naive T cells as defined by their levels of signal joint T cell receptor rearrangement excision circles (sjTRECs). Here, by differential gene expression analysis followed by protein expression and functional studies, we define that the naive T cells having divided the least since thymic emigration express complement receptors (CR1 and CR2) known to bind complement C3b- and C3d-decorated microbial products and, following activation, produce IL-8 (CXCL8), a major chemoattractant for neutrophils in bacterial defense...
August 17, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813171/anti-edar-agonist-antibody-therapy-resolves-palate-defects-in-pax9-mice
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S Jia, J Zhou, Y Wee, M L Mikkola, P Schneider, R N D'Souza
To date, surgical interventions are the only means by which craniofacial anomalies can be corrected so that function, esthetics, and the sense of well-being are restored in affected individuals. Unfortunately, for patients with cleft palate-one of the most common of congenital birth defects-treatment following surgery is prolonged over a lifetime and often involves multidisciplinary regimens. Hence, there is a need to understand the molecular pathways that control palatogenesis and to translate such information for the development of noninvasive therapies that can either prevent or correct cleft palates in humans...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811625/interleukin-7-in-the-transition-of-bone-marrow-progenitors-to-the-thymus
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Adam W Plumb, Abdalla Sheikh, Douglas A Carlow, Hermann J Ziltener, Ninan Abraham
Interleukin-7 (IL-7) is essential for the development of T cells in humans and mice where deficiencies in IL-7 signaling result in severe immunodeficiency. T cells require IL-7 at multiple points during development however it is unclear when IL-7 is first necessary. We observed that mice with impaired IL-7 signaling had a large reduction in the number of early thymic progenitors (ETPs) while mice that overexpress IL-7 had greatly increased numbers of ETPs. These results indicated that the development of ETPs is sensitive to IL-7...
August 16, 2017: Immunology and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811226/characterization-and-expression-analysis-of-six-interleukin-17-receptor-genes-in-grouper-epinephelus-coioides-after-cryptocaryon-irritans-infection
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Biao Jiang, Yan-Wei Li, Ya-Zhou Hu, Heng-Li Luo, An-Xing Li
Interleukin-17 receptors (IL17Rs) mediate the activation of several downstream signal pathways to induce inflammatory response and contribute to the pathology of many autoimmune diseases. In this study, six IL17Rs (IL17RA1, RA2, RB, RC, RD and RE) were cloned and characterized from Epinephelus coioides, an orange-spotted grouper. Multiple sequence alignment and structural analysis revealed that all members of IL17Rs were low in sequence identity with each other. But their structures were conservative in grouper, which contain signal peptide, extracellular FNIII domain (IL17RA1/RA2/RB) or IL-17_R_N domain (IL17RC/RD/RE), transmembrane domain and SEFIR domain in their intracellular region...
August 12, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807016/endogenous-controls-of-gene-expression-in-n-methyl-n-nitrosourea-induced-t-cell-lymphoma-in-p53-deficient-mice
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Xi Wu, Susu Liu, Jianjun Lyu, Shuya Zhou, Yanwei Yang, Chenfei Wang, Wenda Gu, Qin Zuo, Baowen Li, Changfa Fan
BACKGROUND: Real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) has become an increasingly important technique for gene expression profiling because it can provide insights into complex biological and pathological processes and be used to predict disease or treatment outcomes. Although normalized data are necessary for an accurate estimation of mRNA expression levels, several pieces of evidence suggest that the expression of so-called housekeeping genes is not stable. This study aimed to validate reference genes for the normalization of real-time PCR in an N-methyl-N-nitrosourea (MNU)-induced T-cell lymphoma mouse model...
August 14, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804533/in-vivo-radioprotective-activity-of-cell-permeable-bifunctional-antioxidant-enzyme-gst-tat-sod-against-whole-body-ionizing-irradiation-in-mice
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Jianru Pan, Huocong He, Ying Su, Guangjin Zheng, Junxin Wu, Shutao Liu, Pingfan Rao
GST-TAT-SOD was the fusion of superoxide dismutase (SOD), cell-permeable peptide TAT, and glutathione-S-transferase (GST). It was proved to be a potential selective radioprotector in vitro in our previous work. This study evaluated the in vivo radioprotective activity of GST-TAT-SOD against whole-body irradiation. We demonstrated that intraperitoneal injection of 0.5 ml GST-TAT-SOD (2 kU/ml) 2 h before the 6 Gy whole-body irradiation in mice almost completely prevented the splenic damage. It could significantly enhance the splenic antioxidant activity which kept the number of splenic white pulp and consequently resisted the shrinkage of the spleen...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803536/bovine-viral-diarrhea-virus-1b-fetal-infection-with-extensive-hemorrhage
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Robert W Fulton, Anthony W Confer, Nicholas J Sorensen, Julia F Ridpath, Lurinda J Burge
Bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) 1b was isolated from tissues of a term bovine fetus with petechial hemorrhages noted throughout the body and placenta at autopsy. Fresh lung, kidney, thymus, and liver tissues were examined by direct fluorescent antibody testing and were positive for BVDV antigen and negative for bovine herpesvirus 1 antigen. An organ pool of fresh tissues was positive for noncytopathic (NCP) BVDV-1 by virus isolation. BVDV-1b was identified by sequencing of the 5'-UTR region of the genome...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802258/human-blood-tfr-cells-are-indicators-of-ongoing-humoral-activity-not-fully-licensed-with-suppressive-function
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Valter R Fonseca, Ana Agua-Doce, Ana Raquel Maceiras, Wim Pierson, Filipa Ribeiro, Vasco C Romão, Ana Rita Pires, Susana Lopes da Silva, João Eurico Fonseca, Ana E Sousa, Michelle A Linterman, Luis Graca
Germinal center (GC) responses are controlled by T follicular helper (Tfh) and T follicular regulatory (Tfr) cells and are crucial for the generation of high-affinity antibodies. Although the biology of human circulating and tissue Tfh cells has been established, the relationship between blood and tissue Tfr cells defined as CXCR5(+)Foxp3(+) T cells remains elusive. We found that blood Tfr cells are increased in Sjögren syndrome, an autoimmune disease with ongoing GC reactions, especially in patients with high autoantibody titers, as well as in healthy individuals upon influenza vaccination...
August 11, 2017: Science Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802114/embryonic-and-fetal-morphology-in-the-lowland-paca-cuniculus-paca-a-precocial-hystricomorph-rodent
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Hani Rocha El Bizri, Frederico Ozanan Barros Monteiro, Rafael Dos Santos de Andrade, João Valsecchi, Diva Anelie de Araújo Guimarães, Pedro Mayor
In mammals, the embryonic and fetal development of a species has evolved to maximize neonatal survival. In this study, we use a sample of 132 embryos/fetuses of wild lowland paca (Cuniculus paca), obtained over a period of 15 years through collaborative methods with local hunters in the Amazon to describe the intrauterine development of external and internal morphology of this Neotropical rodent. We also compare the newborn survival strategy in this species with other rodents. The crown-rump length (CRL) ranged between 0...
August 3, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801669/balance-between-estrogens-and-proinflammatory-cytokines-regulates-chemokine-production-involved-in-thymic-germinal-center-formation
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Nadine Dragin, Patrice Nancy, José Villegas, Régine Roussin, Rozen Le Panse, Sonia Berrih-Aknin
The early-onset form of Myasthenia Gravis (MG) is prevalent in women and associates with ectopic germinal centers (GCs) development and inflammation in the thymus. we aimed to investigate the contribution of estrogens in the molecular processes involved in thymic GCs formation. We examined expression of genes involved in anti-acetylcholine receptor (AChR) response in MG, MHC class II and α-AChR subunit as well as chemokines involved in GC development (CXCL13, CCL21and CXCL12). In resting conditions, estrogens have strong regulatory effects on thymic epithelial cells (TECs), inducing a decreased protein expression of the above molecules...
August 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800929/directing-t-cell-fate-how-thymic-antigen-presenting-cells-coordinate-thymocyte-selection
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REVIEW
Elise R Breed, S Thera Lee, Kristin A Hogquist
The development of a self-tolerant and effective T cell receptor repertoire is dependent on interactions coordinated by various antigen presenting cells (APC) within the thymus. T cell receptor-self-peptide-MHC interactions are essential for determining T cell fate, however different cytokine and co-stimulatory signals provided by the diverse APCs within the thymus are also critical. Here, we outline the different localization and functional capabilities of thymic APCs. We also discuss how these distinct APCs work collectively to facilitate the establishment of a diverse T cell receptor repertoire that is tolerant to an array of different self-antigens...
August 8, 2017: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798800/effect-of-modified-pulsatilla-powder-on-enterotoxigenic-escherichia-coli-o101-induced-diarrhea-in-mice
#12
Jiankang Yu, Yuetian Zhang, Xu Song, Yi Yang, Renyong Jia, Xu Chen, Kai Sun, Li Li, Xinghong Zhao, Qiankun Cui, Qiuting Fu, Yuanfeng Zou, Lixia Li, Zhongqiong Yin
MPP can be effective in the treatment of E. coli O101-induced diarrhea in mice. MPP can improve the weight loss caused by diarrhea, increase spleen and thymus indices, and reduce the diarrhea index. MPP can reduce the number of WBC, regulate the level of cytokines, and regulate the intestinal microbial flora. These data suggest that MPP is a promising candidate for treatment of E. coli-induced diarrhea in humans and animals.
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798321/crispr-cas9-mediated-deletion-of-foxn1-in-nod-scid-il2rg-mice-results-in-severe-immunodeficiency
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Xinru Wei, Yunxin Lai, Baiheng Li, Le Qin, Youdi Xu, Simiao Lin, Suna Wang, Qiting Wu, Qiubin Liang, Guohua Huang, Qiuhua Deng, Pentao Liu, Donghai Wu, Liangxue Lai, Yao Yao, Peng Li
Immunodeficient mice engrafted with either normal or cancerous human cells are widely used in basic and translational research. In particular, NOD/SCID/IL2rg(-/-) mice can support the growth of various types of human cancer cells. However, the hairs of these mice interfere with the observation and imaging of engrafted tissues. Therefore, novel hairless strains exhibiting comparable immunodeficiency would be beneficial. Recently, the CRISPR/Cas9 system has been used for efficient multiplexed genome editing. In the present study, we generated a novel strain of nude NOD/SCID/IL2rg(-/-) (NSIN) mice by knocking out Foxn1 from NOD/SCID/IL2rg(-/-) (NSI) mice using the CRISPR/Cas9 system...
August 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798028/ptpn2-regulates-t-cell-lineage-commitment-and-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-versus-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-specification
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Florian Wiede, Jarrod A Dudakov, Kun-Hui Lu, Garron T Dodd, Tariq Butt, Dale I Godfrey, Andreas Strasser, Richard L Boyd, Tony Tiganis
In the thymus, hematopoietic progenitors commit to the T cell lineage and undergo sequential differentiation to generate diverse T cell subsets, including major histocompatibility complex (MHC)-restricted αβ T cell receptor (TCR) T cells and non-MHC-restricted γδ TCR T cells. The factors controlling precursor commitment and their subsequent maturation and specification into αβ TCR versus γδ TCR T cells remain unclear. Here, we show that the tyrosine phosphatase PTPN2 attenuates STAT5 (signal transducer and activator of transcription 5) signaling to regulate T cell lineage commitment and SRC family kinase LCK and STAT5 signaling to regulate αβ TCR versus γδ TCR T cell development...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795249/characterization-of-thymus-associated-lymphoid-depletion-in-bovine-calves-acutely-or-persistently-infected-with-bovine-viral-diarrhea-virus-1-bovine-viral-diarrhea-virus-2-or-hobi-like-pestivirus
#15
Shollie M Falkenberg, Fernando V Bauermann, Julia F Ridpath
Naïve pregnant cattle exposed to pestiviruses between 40-125 days of gestation can give birth to persistently infected (PI) calves. Clinical presentation and survivability, in PI cattle, is highly variable even with the same pestivirus strain whereas the clinical presentation in acute infections is more uniform with severity of symptoms being primarily a function of virulence of the infecting virus. The aim of this study was to compare thymic depletion, as measured by comparing the area of the thymic cortex to the medulla (corticomedullary ratio), in acute and persistent infections of the same pestivirus isolate...
August 9, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795042/ectopic-cervical-thymoma-a-case-report-and-review
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Hyun Oh Park, Sung Hwan Kim, Seong Ho Moon, Jun Ho Yang, Dong Hoon Kang, Jeong Hee Lee
In the embryo, the thymus originates from the third and fourth pharyngeal pouches and migrates from the superior neck to the mediastinum. Ectopic cervical thymoma (ECT) is an extremely rare tumor that originates from ectopic tissue, and is caused by the aberrant migration of the embryonic thymus. Our patient was a 30-year-old woman who had a nodular lesion in the neck for several years. Ultrasonography and computed tomography were performed. She underwent surgery, and a histological examination resulted in a diagnosis of type AB thymoma...
August 2017: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794869/medicinal-plants-with-promising-antileishmanial-activity-in-iran-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Masoud Soosaraei, Mahdi Fakhar, Saeed Hosseini Teshnizi, Hajar Ziaei Hezarjaribi, Elham Sadat Banimostafavi
BACKGROUND: Leishmaniasis is a major public health problem worldwide. The aim of the present study was to investigate medicinal plants with anti-Leishmania activity which used in Iran. METHODS: Data were systematically gathered from five English databases including Ebsco, Science Direct, PubMed, Google Scholar and Scopus, four Persian databases including Magiran, Iran doc, Iran medex and the Scientific Information Database (SID) from 1999 to April 2015. Information obtained included plant family, extraction method, concentrations of extracts, animal models and parasite strains...
September 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794483/impaired-lymphocyte-trafficking-in-mice-deficient-in-the-kinase-activity-of-pkn1
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Rana Mashud, Akira Nomachi, Akihide Hayakawa, Koji Kubouchi, Sally Danno, Takako Hirata, Kazuhiko Matsuo, Takashi Nakayama, Ryosuke Satoh, Reiko Sugiura, Manabu Abe, Kenji Sakimura, Shigeharu Wakana, Hiroyuki Ohsaki, Shingo Kamoshida, Hideyuki Mukai
Knock-in mice lacking PKN1 kinase activity were generated by introducing a T778A point mutation in the catalytic domain. PKN1[T778A] mutant mice developed to adulthood without apparent external abnormalities, but exhibited lower T and B lymphocyte counts in the peripheral blood than those of wild-type (WT) mice. T and B cell development proceeded in an apparently normal fashion in bone marrow and thymus of PKN1[T778A] mice, however, the number of T and B cell counts were significantly higher in the lymph nodes and spleen of mutant mice in those of WT mice...
August 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793897/aqueous-extract-of-phragmitis-rhizoma-ameliorates-myelotoxicity-of-docetaxel-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Jinhee Kim, You Jin Lee, Young Ah Kim, Eun-Sang Cho, Eunna Huh, Ok-Sun Bang, No Soo Kim
BACKGROUND: A variety of anticancer chemotherapeutics induce adverse side effects including myelotoxicity. Dried roots of Phragmites communis Trinius, Phragmitis rhizoma, have been clinically used in traditional folk medicine to relieve various symptoms like fever. In this study, we evaluated the protective effect of the aqueous extract of Phragmitis rhizoma (EPR) against docetaxel-induced myelotoxicity in vitro and in vivo. METHODS: The in vitro myelo-protective effect of EPR was evaluated using the colony forming unit (CFU) assay with hematopoietic progenitor cells...
August 9, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792717/the-relationship-between-serum-tarc-tslp-and-postn-levels-and-childhood-atopic-dermatitis
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Pinar Uysal, Fatih Birtekocak, Aslihan Buyukozturk Karul
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study is to evaluate the relationship between serum periostin (POSTN), thymus and activation-regulated chemokine (TARC), and thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) levels and disease severity and atopy in children with atopic dermatitis. METHODS: Sixty children with atopic dermatitis and 31 healthy controls were included in the study. The disease severity was measured by SCORAD scores. Serum POSTN, TARC, and TSLP levels were measured in all participants...
July 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
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