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Hidekazu Nishikii, Byung-Su Kim, Yasuhisa Yokoyama, Yan Chen, Jeanette Baker, Antonio Pierini, Maite Alvarez, Melissa Mavers, Kristina Maas-Bauer, Yuqiong Pan, Shigeru Chiba, Robert S Negrin
CD4(+)Foxp3(+) regulatory T cells (Treg) are a subpopulation of T cells, which regulate the immune system and enhance immune tolerance after transplantation. Donor-derived Treg prevent the development of lethal acute graft versus host disease (GVHD) in murine models of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HCT). We recently demonstrated that a single treatment of the agonistic antibody to DR3 (Death receptor 3, αDR3) to donor mice resulted in the expansion of donor derived Treg and prevented acute GVHD, although the precise role of DR3 signaling in GVHD has not been elucidated...
October 19, 2016: Blood
Maite L Ortiz-Suarez, Firdaus Samsudin, Thomas J Piggot, Peter J Bond, Syma Khalid
OmpA is a multidomain protein found in the outer membranes of most Gram-negative bacteria. Despite a wealth of reported structural and biophysical studies, the structure-function relationships of this protein remain unclear. For example, it is still debated whether it functions as a pore, and the precise molecular role it plays in attachment to the peptidoglycan of the periplasm is unknown. The absence of a consensus view is partly due to the lack of a complete structure of the full-length protein. To address this issue, we performed molecular-dynamics simulations of the full-length model of the OmpA dimer proposed by Robinson and co-workers...
October 18, 2016: Biophysical Journal
Haiguang Wang, Kristin A Hogquist
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 19, 2016: Nature Immunology
J M Greene, P Dash, S Roy, C McMurtrey, W Awad, J S Reed, K B Hammond, S Abdulhaqq, H L Wu, B J Burwitz, B F Roth, D W Morrow, J C Ford, G Xu, J Y Bae, H Crank, A W Legasse, T H Dang, H Y Greenaway, M Kurniawan, M C Gold, M J Harriff, D A Lewinsohn, B S Park, M K Axthelm, J J Stanton, S G Hansen, L J Picker, V Venturi, W Hildebrand, P G Thomas, D M Lewinsohn, E J Adams, J B Sacha
Studies on mucosal-associated invariant T cells (MAITs) in nonhuman primates (NHP), a physiologically relevant model of human immunity, are handicapped due to a lack of macaque MAIT-specific reagents. Here we show that while MR1 ligand-contact residues are conserved between human and multiple NHP species, three T-cell receptor contact-residue mutations in NHP MR1 diminish binding of human MR1 tetramers to macaque MAITs. Construction of naturally loaded macaque MR1 tetramers facilitated identification and characterization of macaque MR1-binding ligands and MAITs, both of which mirrored their human counterparts...
October 19, 2016: Mucosal Immunology
Abderrakib Zahid, Julie Despres, Magalie Benard, Eric Nguema-Ona, Jerome Leprince, David Vaudry, Christophe Rihouey, Maité Vicré-Gibouin, Azeddine Driouich, Marie-Laure Follet-Gueye
Plant derived arabinogalactan proteins (AGP) were repeatedly confirmed as immunologically as well as dermatologically active compounds. However little is currently known regarding their potential activity towards skin innate immunity. Here, we extracted and purified AGP from acacia (Acacia senegal) and baobab (Adansonia digitata) seeds to investigate their biological effects on the HaCaT keratinocyte cell line in an in vitro system. While AGP from both sources did not exhibit any cytotoxic effect, AGP from acacia seeds enhanced cell viability Moreover, real-time quantitative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) analysis showed that AGP extracted from both species induced a substantial overexpression of hBD-2, TLR-5, and IL1-α genes...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Cellular Physiology
Ramon Gonzalez, Pilar Morales, Jordi Tronchoni, Gustavo Cordero-Bueso, Enrico Vaudano, Manuel Quirós, Maite Novo, Rafael Torres-Pérez, Eva Valero
Adaptation to changes in osmolarity is fundamental for the survival of living cells, and has implications in food and industrial biotechnology. It has been extensively studied in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, where the Hog1 stress activated protein kinase was discovered about 20 years ago. Hog1 is the core of the intracellular signaling pathway that governs the adaptive response to osmotic stress in this species. The main endpoint of this program is synthesis and intracellular retention of glycerol, as a compatible osmolyte...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
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Our back cover features an immunofluorescence staining for TCR Vα7.2 on both the surface and the cytoplasm of the T lymphocytes (red) in human tonsil. The image is taken from article by Wang et al. (pp. 2409-2419), in which the authors show that Vα7.2(+) mucosa- associated invariant T (MAIT) cells are numerically and functionally altered in peripheral blood (PB) of primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS) patients. The reduction of MAIT cells in PB might be partially due to migration into the target tissue, as supported by MAIT cells detected in the salivary gland tissue from pSS patients, but not in controls...
October 2016: European Journal of Immunology
David J Lea-Smith, Maite L Ortiz-Suarez, Tchern Lenn, Dennis J Nurnberg, Laura L Baers, Matthew P Davey, Lucia Parolini, Roland G Huber, Charles A R Cotton, Giulia Mastroianni, Paolo Bombelli, Petra Ungerer, Tim J Stevens, Alison G Smith, Peter J Bond, Conrad W Mullineaux, Christopher J Howe
Cyanobacteria are intricately organized, incorporating an array of internal thylakoid membranes, the site of photosynthesis, into cells no larger than other bacteria. They also synthesize C15-C19 alkanes and alkenes, which results in substantial production of hydrocarbons in the environment. All sequenced cyanobacteria encode hydrocarbon biosynthesis pathways, suggesting an important, undefined physiological role for these compounds. Here we demonstrate that hydrocarbon deficient mutants of Synechococcus sp...
October 5, 2016: Plant Physiology
Hui-Fern Koay, Nicholas A Gherardin, Anselm Enders, Liyen Loh, Laura K Mackay, Catarina F Almeida, Brendan E Russ, Claudia A Nold-Petry, Marcel F Nold, Sammy Bedoui, Zhenjun Chen, Alexandra J Corbett, Sidonia B G Eckle, Bronwyn Meehan, Yves d'Udekem, Igor E Konstantinov, Martha Lappas, Ligong Liu, Chris C Goodnow, David P Fairlie, Jamie Rossjohn, Mark M Chong, Katherine Kedzierska, Stuart P Berzins, Gabrielle T Belz, James McCluskey, Adam P Uldrich, Dale I Godfrey, Daniel G Pellicci
Mucosal-associated invariant T cells (MAIT cells) detect microbial vitamin B2 derivatives presented by the antigen-presenting molecule MR1. Here we defined three developmental stages and checkpoints for the MAIT cell lineage in humans and mice. Stage 1 and stage 2 MAIT cells predominated in thymus, while stage 3 cells progressively increased in abundance extrathymically. Transition through each checkpoint was regulated by MR1, whereas the final checkpoint that generated mature functional MAIT cells was controlled by multiple factors, including the transcription factor PLZF and microbial colonization...
September 26, 2016: Nature Immunology
Tatiana De Los Ríos, Juan Pérez-Martínez, Jose Portoles, Monika Lichodziejewska-Niemierko, Maite Rivera, Michał Nowicki, Andrzej Książek, Ana María Tato, Christine Bohnhorst, Mariano Feriani
Interference of conventional peritoneal dialysis fluids (cPDFs) with peritoneal membrane cell functions may be attributed to the dialysis fluid's low pH, high glucose concentration, and/or the presence of glucose degradation products (GDPs), the last of which leads to higher levels of advanced glycation end-products (AGEs). It has been suggested that the peritoneal membrane might be better preserved by using biocompatible solutions, including cancer antigetn 125 (CA125). This prospective, open-label, multicentre, randomized, controlled, cross-over phase IV study compared the in vivo biocompatibility of a neutral-pH, low-GDP peritoneal dialysis (PD) solution (balance) with a cPDF in automated PD (APD) patients...
September 2016: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
Emily B Wong, Thumbi Ndung'u, Victoria O Kasprowicz
Mucosal associated invariant T (MAIT) cells are donor-unrestricted lymphocytes that are surprisingly abundant in humans, representing 1-10% of circulating T cells and further enriched in mucosal tissues. MAIT cells recognize and are activated by small molecule ligands produced by microbes and presented by MR1, a highly conserved MHC-related antigen presenting protein that is ubiquitously expressed in human cells. Increasing evidence suggests that MAIT cells play a protective role in anti-bacterial immunity at mucosal interfaces...
September 16, 2016: Immunology
Ayako Kurioka, Lucy J Walker, Paul Klenerman, Christian B Willberg
The liver is an important immunological organ that remains sterile and tolerogenic in homeostasis, despite continual exposure to non-self food and microbial-derived products from the gut. However, where intestinal mucosal defenses are breached or in the presence of a systemic infection, the liver acts as a second 'firewall', because of its enrichment with innate effector cells able to rapidly respond to infections or tissue dysregulation. One of the largest populations of T cells within the human liver are mucosal-associated invariant T (MAIT) cells, a novel innate-like T-cell population that can recognize a highly conserved antigen derived from the microbial riboflavin synthesis pathway...
August 2016: Clinical & Translational Immunology
Jing Jiang, Xinchun Chen, Hongjuan An, Bingfen Yang, Fuping Zhang, Xiaoxing Cheng
The functions of MAIT cells at the site of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in humans are still largely unknown. In this study, the phenotypes and immune response of MAIT cells from tuberculous pleural effusions and peripheral blood were investigated. MAIT cells in tuberculous pleural effusions had greatly enhanced IFN-γ, IL-17F and granzyme B response compared with those in peripheral blood. The level of IFN-γ response in MAIT cells from tuberculous pleural effusions was inversely correlated with the extent of tuberculosis infection (p = 0...
2016: Scientific Reports
Ayako Ishimori, Norihiro Harada, Asako Chiba, Sonoko Harada, Kei Matsuno, Fumihiko Makino, Jun Ito, Shoichiro Ohta, Junya Ono, Ryo Atsuta, Kenji Izuhara, Kazuhisa Takahashi, Sachiko Miyake
BACKGROUND: A variety of innate subsets of lymphoid cells such as natural killer (NK) cells, several populations of innate lymphoid cells (ILCs), and mucosal-associated invariant T (MAIT) cells as innate-like T lymphocytes are involved in asthma and may have important effector functions in asthmatic immune responses. In the present study, we investigated whether NK cells, ILCs, and MAIT cells in the peripheral blood of patients with asthma would be associated with clinical asthma parameters...
August 26, 2016: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
Shai Rosenberg, Maïté Verreault, Charlotte Schmitt, Justine Guegan, Jeremy Guehennec, Camille Levasseur, Yannick Marie, Franck Bielle, Karima Mokhtari, Khê Hoang-Xuan, Keith Ligon, Marc Sanson, Jean-Yves Delattre, Ahmed Idbaih
BACKGROUND: Glioblastoma (GBM) is the deadliest primary brain cancer in adults. Emerging innovative therapies hold promise for personalized cancer treatment. Improving therapeutic options depends on research relying on relevant preclinical models. In this line we have established in the setting of the GlioTex project (GBM and Experimental Therapeutics) a GBM patient-derived cell line (GBM-PDCL) library. A multi-omic approach was used to determine the molecular landscape of PDCL and the extent to which they represent GBM tumors...
August 29, 2016: Neuro-oncology
Alexander Jais, Maite Solas, Heiko Backes, Bhagirath Chaurasia, André Kleinridders, Sebastian Theurich, Jan Mauer, Sophie M Steculorum, Brigitte Hampel, Julia Goldau, Jens Alber, Carola Y Förster, Sabine A Eming, Markus Schwaninger, Napoleone Ferrara, Gerard Karsenty, Jens C Brüning
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August 25, 2016: Cell
Alka Khaitan, Max Kilberg, Adam Kravietz, Tiina Ilmet, Cihan Tastan, Mussa Mwamzuka, Fatma Marshed, Mengling Liu, Aabid Ahmed, William Borkowsky, Derya Unutmaz
Mucosal-associated invariant T cells (MAIT) are innate T cells restricted by major histocompatibility related molecule 1 (MR1) presenting riboflavin metabolite ligands derived from microbes. Specificity to riboflavin metabolites confers MAIT cells a broad array of host-protective activity against gram-negative and -positive bacteria, mycobacteria, and fungal pathogens. MAIT cells are present at low levels in the peripheral blood of neonates and gradually expand to relatively abundant levels during childhood...
2016: PloS One
Ram Venkatesh Anantha, Christopher Ryan Shaler, Courtney Erin Meilleur, Jeremy Parfitt, S M Mansour Haeryfar, Roberto Hernandez-Alejandro
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: A short-interval, two-stage approach termed associating liver partition and portal vein ligation for staged hepatectomy (ALPPS) increases the number of patients with extensive malignant disease of the liver and a small future liver remnant (FLR) that can undergo liver resection. While this approach results in accelerated liver hypertrophy of the FLR, it remains unknown whether this phenomenon is restricted to liver parenchymal cells. In the current study, we evaluated whether ALPPS alters the immunological composition of the deportalized lobe (DL) and the FLR...
2016: Frontiers in Medicine
Kátia R L Schwarz, Ramon Cesar Botigelli, Maite Del Collado, Fernanda Cavallari de Castro, Hugo Fernandes, Daniela M Paschoal, Cláudia Lima Verde Leal
Intracellular levels of cyclic nucleotides, such as cGMP, are involved in the regulation of adipocyte lipolysis. Cumulus-oocyte complexes (COCs) express enzymes that both synthesise (guanylate cyclase) and degrade (phosphodiesterase (PDE) 5A) cGMP. Because serum interferes with lipid metabolism, its effects on the cGMP pathway and lipid content in bovine COCs were examined. COCs were matured in medium containing fetal calf serum (FCS; 2% or 10%) or 0.4% bovine serum albumin (BSA; control). At both 2% and 10%, FCS decreased cGMP levels in COCs compared with BSA (0...
August 24, 2016: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
Liyen Loh, Zhongfang Wang, Sneha Sant, Marios Koutsakos, Sinthujan Jegaskanda, Alexandra J Corbett, Ligong Liu, David P Fairlie, Jane Crowe, Jamie Rossjohn, Jianqing Xu, Peter C Doherty, James McCluskey, Katherine Kedzierska
Mucosal-associated invariant T (MAIT) cells are innate-like T lymphocytes known to elicit potent immunity to a broad range of bacteria, mainly via the rapid production of inflammatory cytokines. Whether MAIT cells contribute to antiviral immunity is less clear. Here we asked whether MAIT cells produce cytokines/chemokines during severe human influenza virus infection. Our analysis in patients hospitalized with avian H7N9 influenza pneumonia showed that individuals who recovered had higher numbers of CD161(+)Vα7...
September 6, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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