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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791904/the-cgas-sting-pathway-is-important-for-dendritic-cell-activation-but-is-not-essential-to-induce-protective-immunity-against-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-infection
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Fabio V Marinho, Sulayman Benmerzoug, Stephanie Rose, Priscila C Campos, João T Marques, André Báfica, Glen Barber, Bernhard Ryffel, Sergio C Oliveira, Valerie F J Quesniaux
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) infection remains a major public health concern. The STING (stimulator of interferon genes) pathway contributes to the cytosolic surveillance of host cells. Most studies on the role of STING activation in Mtb infection have focused on macrophages. Moreover, a detailed investigation of the role of STING during Mtb infection in vivo is required. Here, we deciphered the involvement of STING in the activation of dendritic cells (DCs) and the host response to Mtb infection in vivo...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Innate Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791566/cytidine-phosphate-guanosine-oligodeoxynucleotides-in-combination-with-cd40-ligand-decrease-periodontal-inflammation-and-alveolar-bone-loss-in-a-tlr9-independent-manner
#2
Qian Zhao, Yang Hu, Shu Deng, Pei Yu, Bowen Chen, Zuomin Wang, Xiaozhe Han
Local administration of toll-like receptor 9 (TLR9), agonist cytidine-phosphate-guanosine oligodeoxynucleotide (CpG ODNs), and CD40 ligand (CD40L) can decrease ligature-induced periodontal inflammation and bone loss in wild type (WT) mouse. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to explore whether such effect is dependent on TLR9 signaling. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Purified spleen B cells isolated from WT C57BL/6J mice and TLR9 knockout (KO) mice were cultured for 48 hours under the following conditions: CD40L, CpG+CD40L, CpG at low, medium and high doses...
2018: Journal of Applied Oral Science: Revista FOB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786123/genetic-variations-in-lta-gene-and-pdcd1-gene-and-intrauterine-infection-of-hepatitis-b-virus-a-case-control-study-in-china
#3
Tingting Liu, Zhihua Wan, Songxu Peng, Yanni Wang, Hongyan Chen, Xiu Li, Yukai Du
Intrauterine infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) has been suggested to accounting for most cases of chronic HBV infection, which cannot be blocked by combined immunoprophylaxis. The fact that the genetic background might impact the susceptibility to intrauterine infection of HBV has been identified by recent researches. A case-control study included sixty-nine HBsAg-positive mother-newborn pairs with intrauterine infection as cases compared to 138 mother-newborn pairs without intrauterine infection as controls...
May 21, 2018: Amino Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784904/differential-protein-profiling-as-a-potential-multi-marker-approach-for-obese-patients-with-heart-failure-a-retrospective-study
#4
Andrei Timotin, Mathieu Cinato, Frederic Boal, Sebastien Dejean, Rodica Anesia, Oleg Arnaut, Christine Lagente, Jerome Roncalli, Franck Desmoulin, Helene Tronchere, Oksana Kunduzova
Identification of novel circulating biomarkers predicting death and major cardio-metabolic events in obese patients with heart failure (HF) remains a research priority. In this study, we compared multi-marker profile of non-obese (NOB) and obese (OB) HF patients in relation to mortality outcome. The new multiplex proximity extension assay technology was used to analyze the levels of 92 proteins in plasma samples from HF patients according to body mass index (BMI) categories. At 2-year follow-up, all-cause mortality rates were significantly greater in NOB patients (BMI < 30 kg/m2 ) compared to the OB patients (BMI > 30 kg/m2 ) with HF (odds ratio 26; 95% CI: 1...
May 21, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782255/-high-on-treatment-platelet-reactivity-determinants-on-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-in-patients-with-ischemic-heart-disease-before-elective-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
#5
E Z Golukhova, M V Grigoryan, M N Ryabinina, N I Bulaeva
OBJECTIVE: to determine impact of different laboratory and genetic factors on high on-treatment platelet reactivity (HOPR) during dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT). METHODS: We included in this study 94 patients with stable ischemic heart disease (mean age 59±9.67 years). All patients underwent elective PCI with implantation of drug eluting stents at the background of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) with aspirin and clopidogrel. Platelet reactivity was assessed using light transmission aggregometry with 5 μmol/L ADP (LTA 5ADP) and VerifyNow assay before PCI...
April 2018: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780830/the-cd40-rs1883832-polymorphism-affects-sepsis-susceptibility-and-scd40l-levels
#6
Zuo-Liang Liu, Jing Hu, Xue-Fei Xiao, Yue Peng, Shang-Ping Zhao, Xian-Zhong Xiao, Ming-Shi Yang
Sepsis is a severe and progressive disease characterized by systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS). CD40 serves as a vital link between immune response and inflammation. This study was designed to investigate the potential association between a functional single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) of CD40 (rs1883832) and susceptibility to sepsis. We first performed a case-control study to explore the relationship between the CD40 rs1883832 polymorphism and sepsis. CD40 mRNA expression and protein expression were determined by real-time PCR and western blotting, respectively, in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from sepsis patients and healthy controls...
2018: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780795/a-novel-de-novo-mutation-in-the-cd40-ligand-gene-in-a-patient-with-a-mild-x-linked-hyper-igm-phenotype-initially-diagnosed-as-cvid-new-aspects-of-old-diseases
#7
Tábata T França, Luiz F B Leite, Tiago A Maximo, Christiane G Lambert, Nuria B Zurro, Wilma C N Forte, Antonio Condino-Neto
Mutations in the CD40 ligand (CD40L) gene ( CD40LG ) lead to X-linked hyper-IgM syndrome (X-HIGM), which is a primary immunodeficiency (PID) characterized by decreased serum levels of IgG and IgA and normal or elevated IgM levels. Although most X-HIGM patients become symptomatic during the first or second year of life, during which they exhibit recurrent infections, some patients exhibit mild phenotypes, which are usually associated with hypomorphic mutations that do not abrogate protein expression or function...
2018: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776607/differentiation-of-equine-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-increases-the-expression-of-immunogenic-genes
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Laura Barrachina, Ana Rosa Remacha, Antonio Romero, Pilar Zaragoza, Francisco José Vázquez, Clementina Rodellar
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are a promising treatment for equine musculoskeletal injuries because of their ability to regulate the inflammation and to differentiate into other cell types. Since interest in allogeneic therapy is rising, concerns about MSC immunogenicity need to be addressed. Differentiated MSCs from several species increase their expression of immunogenic molecules and induce alloresponses, but equine MSC immunogenic profile after differentiation has not been reported. Therefore, the aim of this study was to assess the gene expression of immunogenic markers in tri-lineage differentiated equine bone marrow derived MSCs (eBM-MSCs)...
June 2018: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774025/co-stimulation-impaired-bone-marrow-derived-dendritic-cells-prevent-dextran-sodium-sulfate-induced-colitis-in-mice
#9
Carl Engman, Yesica Garciafigueroa, Brett Eugene Phillips, Massimo Trucco, Nick Giannoukakis
Dendritic cells (DC) are important in the onset and severity of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Tolerogenic DC induce T-cells to become therapeutic Foxp3+ regulatory T-cells (Tregs). We therefore asked if experimental IBD could be prevented by administration of bone marrow-derived DC generated under conventional GM-CSF/IL-4 conditions but in the presence of a mixture of antisense DNA oligonucleotides targeting the primary transcripts of CD40, CD80, and CD86. These cell products (which we call AS-ODN BM-DC) have demonstrated tolerogenic activity in preventing type 1 diabetes and preserving beta cell mass in new-onset type 1 diabetes in the NOD mouse strain, in earlier studies...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771402/effect-of-abnormal-activated-b-cells-in-patients-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-and-its-molecular-mechanism
#10
L Ge, J Wang, B-Q Zhu, Z-S Zhang
OBJECTIVE: Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a common clinical autoimmune disease, the pathogenesis of which, however, is not yet elucidated. In this study, we aim to explore the effect of B cells in the development and progression of AS and its underlying mechanism. PATIENTS AND METHODS: B cells were isolated from peripheral blood of AS patients and normal controls. Surface expression of CD40 in B cells was detected by flow cytometry. Expressions of downstream genes in MAPK pathway were detected by Western blot...
May 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767411/mek1-2-inhibition-by-binimetinib-is-effective-as-a-single-agent-and-potentiates-the-actions-of-venetoclax-and-abt-737-under-conditions-that-mimic-the-chronic-lymphocytic-leukaemia-cll-tumour-microenvironment
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Kyle Crassini, Yandong Shen, William S Stevenson, Richard Christopherson, Chris Ward, Stephen P Mulligan, O Giles Best
The survival and proliferation of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) cells is driven by multiple signalling pathways, including those mediated by the B cell, Toll-like and chemokine receptors. Many of these pathways converge on the same signalling molecules, including those involved in the Raf-1/MEK/Erk1/2-MAPK pathway. We investigated the effects of the MEK1/2 (also termed MAP2K1/2) inhibitor, binimetinib, against CLL cells cultured under conditions that mimic aspects of the tumour microenvironment. Binimetinib blocked CLL cell survival induced by stroma-conditioned media and phorbol myristylate (PMA)...
May 16, 2018: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766201/selenium-deficiency-inhibits-differentiation-and-immune-function-and-imbalances-the-th1-th2-of-dendritic-cells
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Zhepeng Sun, Zhe Xu, Dongxu Wang, Haidong Yao, Shu Li
Selenium (Se) deficiency inhibits immune cell differentiation, affects immune response, and leads to cellular and humoral immune dysfunction. However, the impact of Se deficiency on the differentiation and Th1/Th2 balance of dendritic cells is still unclear. In this study, we replicated a model of Se-deficient chickens by feeding the chickens with a low-Se diet (i.e., the content of Se is 0.008 mg per kg diet). On this basis, we explored the effect of Se deficiency on the differentiation of chicken dendritic cells by induction culture of peripheral blood monocyte cells...
May 16, 2018: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765984/jazf1-inhibits-adipose-tissue-macrophages-and-adipose-tissue-inflammation-in-diet-induced-diabetic-mice
#13
Fanping Meng, Yao Lin, Min Yang, Minyan Li, Gangyi Yang, Po Hao, Ling Li
Background: Juxtaposed with another zinc finger gene 1 (JAZF1) affects gluconeogenesis, insulin sensitivity, lipid metabolism, and inflammation, but its exact role in chronic inflammation remains unclear. This study aimed to examine JAZF1 overexpression in vivo on adipose tissue macrophages (ATMs). Methods: Mouse models of high-fat diet- (HFD-) induced insulin resistance were induced using C57BL/6J and JAZF1-overexpressing (JAZF1-OX) mice. The mice were randomized (8-10/group) to C57BL/6J mice fed regular diet (RD) (NC group), C57BL/6J mice fed HFD (HF group), JAZF1-OX mice fed RD (NJ group), and JAZF1-OX mice fed HFD (HJ group)...
2018: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763582/the-pathogenic-role-of-dendritic-cells-in-non-infectious-anterior-uveitis
#14
M O'Rourke, U Fearon, C M Sweeney, S A Basdeo, J M Fletcher, C C Murphy, M Canavan
BACKGROUND: Anterior uveitis (AU) is characterised by infiltration of immune cells into the anterior chamber of the eye. Dendritic cells (DC) are professional antigen presenting cells that initiate and promote inflammation. This study aims to characterise DC in AU and to examine the effects of aqueous humor (AqH) on DC maturation and function. METHODS: The frequency and phenotype of AU and healthy control (HC) circulating DC was examined. AU and HC AqH was immunostained and assessed by flow cytometry...
May 17, 2018: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755461/efficient-uptake-of-recombinant-lipidated-survivin-by-antigen-presenting-cells-initiates-antigen-cross-presentation-and-antitumor-immunity
#15
Chen-Yi Chiang, Yi-Jyun Chen, Chiao-Chieh Wu, Shih-Jen Liu, Chih-Hsiang Leng, Hsin-Wei Chen
Survivin is overexpressed in various types of human cancer, but rarely expressed in terminally differentiated adult tissues. Thus, survivin is a potential target antigen for a cancer vaccine. However, self-tumor-associated antigens are not highly immunogenic. Bacteria-derived lipoproteins can activate antigen-presenting cells through their toll-like receptors to enhance immune responses. In this context, lipidated survivin is an attractive candidate for cancer immunotherapy. In the present study, recombinant lipidated human survivin (LSur) was prepared from an Escherichia coli -based system...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751949/platelet-storage-lesions-what-more-do-we-know-now
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Monica Suet Ying Ng, John-Paul Tung, John Francis Fraser
Platelet concentrate (PC) transfusions are a lifesaving adjunct to control and prevent bleeding in cancer, hematologic, surgical, and trauma patients. Platelet concentrate availability and safety are limited by the development of platelet storage lesions (PSLs) and risk of bacterial contamination. Platelet storage lesions are a series of biochemical, structural, and functional changes that occur from blood collection to transfusion. Understanding of PSLs is key for devising interventions that prolong PC shelf life to improve PC access and wastage...
April 17, 2018: Transfusion Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751636/design-synthesis-and-evaluation-of-novel-immunomodulatory-small-molecules-targeting-the-cd40%C3%A2-cd154-costimulatory-protein-protein-interaction
#17
Damir Bojadzic, Jinshui Chen, Oscar Alcazar, Peter Buchwald
We report the design, synthesis, and testing of novel small-molecule compounds targeting the CD40⁻CD154 (CD40L) costimulatory interaction for immunomodulatory purposes. This protein-protein interaction (PPI) is a TNF-superfamily (TNFSF) costimulatory interaction that is an important therapeutic target since it plays crucial roles in the activation of T cell responses, and there is resurgent interest in its modulation with several biologics in development. However, this interaction, just as all other PPIs, is difficult to target by small molecules...
May 11, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740798/new-insight-on-a-combination-of-policosanol-and-10-dehydrogingerdione-phytochemicals-as-inhibitors-for-platelet-activation-biomarkers-and-atherogenicity-risk-in-dyslipidemic-rabbits-role-of-cetp-and-pcsk9-inhibition
#18
Mohamed Mahmoud Elseweidy, Rawia Sarhan Amin, Hebatallah Husseini Atteia, Reham Raafat El-Zeiky, Naif A Al-Gabri
Platelet markers [soluble p selectin (sP-selectin) and soluble CD40 ligand (sCD40L)] are associated with platelet activation and cardiovascular risk. Both policosanol and 10-dehydrogingerdione are natural products with proven CETP inhibitory and antiatherogenic effects. Present work aimed mainly to investigate the levels of platelet activation biomarkers in the serum of dyslipidemic rabbits and the potential of these phytochemicals either alone or in a combination form to protect against atherogenicity. Additionally, this work clarified their effect on PCSK9, a key player in atherosclerosis progression...
May 9, 2018: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739685/b-cell-subsets-imbalance-and-reduced-expression-of-cd40-in-ataxia-telangiectasia-patients
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C T M Pereira, D C Bichuetti-Silva, N V F da Mota, R Salomão, M K C Brunialti, B T Costa-Carvalho
BACKGROUND: Ataxia-telangiectasia (AT) is a well-known primary immunodeficiency with recurrent sinopulmonary infections and variable abnormalities in both the humoral and cellular immune system. Dysfunctions in immunoglobulin production, reduced number of B cells, and B-cell receptor excision circles copies have been reported. We aimed to understand the immunological mechanisms involving the humoral compartment in AT patients by analysing peripheral blood B cells subsets, B-T lymphocyte cooperation through the expression of CD40 and CD40 ligand (CD40L), and cytokines involved in class-switch recombination production...
May 5, 2018: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730558/increased-expression-of-il-1r8-and-a-possible-immunomodulatory-role-of-its-ligand-il-37-in-allergic-rhinitis-patients
#20
Cong Li, Yang Shen, Jue Wang, Zu-Xia Ma, Xia Ke, Zhi-Hai Wang, Su-Ling Hong, Guo-Hua Hu
Allergic rhinitis (AR) is a chronic inflammatory airway disease that is caused by an abnormal T cell response. T helper (Th)-17 cells and Th2 cells are the CD4+ T cell subsets implicated in the pathogenesis of AR. The suppression of excessive responses of these Th17 and Th2 cells has been reported to be an effective therapeutic approach to treat AR patients, and continuous efforts are being undertaken to find new methods to modulate the function of these cells. Recent studies have shown that IL-1R8 and its ligand IL-37 negatively regulate the immune response...
May 3, 2018: International Immunopharmacology
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