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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732145/evaluation-of-primary-mediastinal-large-b-cell-lymphoma-by-flow-cytometry
#1
Sindhu Cherian, Jonathan R Fromm
BACKGROUND: Primary mediastinal large B cell lymphoma (PMLBCL) is a B cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (B-NHL) that shows morphologic, immunophenotypic, and genetic similarities to classical Hodgkin lymphoma (CHL). We evaluated the neoplastic and reactive infiltrate of PMLBCL by flow cytometry (FC). METHODS: 24 cases of PMLBCL were retrospectively characterized using FC combinations for B-NHL, T-NHL, and CHL. RESULTS: The CHL assay identified the neoplastic population (NP) in all cases, while the B-NHL assay identified the NP in 18 of 24 cases...
July 21, 2017: Cytometry. Part B, Clinical Cytometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728355/identification-of-genes-related-to-intramuscular-fat-content-of-pig-using-genome-wide-association-study
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Sohyoung Won, Jaehoon Jung, Eungwoo Park, H B Kim
Objective: The aim of this study is to identify SNPs and genes related to pig IMF and estimate the heritability of IMF. Methods: Genome-wide association study (GWAS) on 704 inbred Berkshires was performed for intramuscular fat content (IMF). To consider the inbreeding among samples, associations of the SNPs with IMF were tested as random effects in a mixed linear model using the genetic relationship matrix by GEMMA. Significant genes were compared with reported pig IMF QTL regions and functional classification of the identified genes were also performed...
June 27, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720587/platelet-soluble-cd40-ligand-level-is-associated-with-transfusion-adverse-reactions-in-a-mixed-threshold-and-hit-model
#3
Fabrice Cognasse, Caroline Sut, Elisa Fromont, Sandrine Laradi, Hind Hamzeh-Cognasse, Olivier Garraud
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 18, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717419/platelet-extracellular-vesicles-induce-a-pro-inflammatory-smooth-muscle-cell-phenotype
#4
Tanja Vajen, Birke J Benedikter, Alexandra C A Heinzmann, Elena M Vasina, Yvonne Henskens, Martin Parsons, Patricia B Maguire, Frank R Stassen, Johan W M Heemskerk, Leon J Schurgers, Rory R Koenen
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are mediators of cell communication during health and disease, and abundantly released by platelets upon activation or during ageing. Platelet EVs exert modulatory effects on immune and vascular cells. Platelet EVs may modulate the function of vascular smooth muscle cells (SMC). Platelet EVs were isolated from platelet-rich plasma and incubated with SMC in order to assess binding, proliferation, migration and pro-inflammatory phenotype of the cells. Platelet EVs firmly bound to resting SMC through the platelet integrin αIIbβ3, while binding also occurred in a CX3CL1-CX3CR1-dependent manner after cytokine stimulation...
2017: Journal of Extracellular Vesicles
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715682/cath-2-and-ll-37-increase-mannose-receptor-expression-antigen-presentation-and-the-endocytic-capacity-of-chicken-mononuclear-phagocytes
#5
Marina D Kraaij, Albert van Dijk, Henk P Haagsman
Cathelicidins display in vitro and in vivo immunomodulatory activities and are part of the innate immune system. Previously, we found that in ovo treatment with chicken cathelicidin CATH-2 partially protects young broilers against respiratory E. coli infection. To determine the cellular aspects of this protection, we investigated immunomodulatory effects of CATH-2 and the human cathelicidin LL-37 on primary chicken peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs). Treatment of chicken PBMCs with L-CATH-2, D-CATH-2 or LL-37 increased the percentage of mononuclear phagocytes, but decreased that of B cells...
July 14, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710434/modifying-dendritic-cell-activation-with-plasmonic-nano-vectors
#6
Kieng Bao Vang, Ingrid Safina, Emilie Darrigues, Dmitry Nedosekin, Zeid A Nima, Waqar Majeed, Fumiya Watanabe, Ganesh Kannarpady, Rajshekhar A Kore, Daniel Casciano, Vladimir P Zharov, Robert J Griffin, Ruud P M Dings, Alexandru S Biris
Dendritic cells (DCs) can acquire, process, and present antigens to T-cells to induce an immune response. For this reason, targeting cancer antigens to DCs in order to cause an immune response against cancer is an emerging area of nanomedicine that has the potential to redefine the way certain cancers are treated. The use of plasmonically active silver-coated gold nanorods (henceforth referred to as plasmonic nano vectors (PNVs)) as potential carriers for DC tumor vaccines has not been presented before. Effective carriers must be able to be phagocytized by DCs, present low toxicity, and induce the maturation of DCs-an early indication of an immune response...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710013/murine-bone-marrow-derived-dcs-activated-by-porcine-rotavirus-stimulate-the-th1-subtype-response-in%C3%A2-vitro
#7
Liping Ye, Yanlong Jiang, Guilian Yang, Wentao Yang, Jingtao Hu, Yulin Cui, Chunwei Shi, Jing Liu, Chunfeng Wang
Rotavirus (RV) infection causes acute, watery dehydrating diarrhea and even death in infants and other young animals, resulting in a severe economic burden; however, little is known about the innate immune mechanisms associated with RV infection. Dendritic cells (DCs), which are professional antigen-presenting cells (APCs), serve as a bridge connecting the innate and adaptive immune system. In this study, the interaction between murine bone marrow-derived DCs (BMDCs) and porcine rotavirus (PRV) was investigated in vitro...
July 12, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697888/regulated-expansion-and-survival-of-chimeric-antigen-receptor-modified-t-cells-using-small-molecule-dependent-inducible-myd88-cd40
#8
Aaron E Foster, Aruna Mahendravada, Nicholas P Shinners, Wei-Chun Chang, Jeannette Crisostomo, An Lu, Mariam Khalil, Eva Morschl, Joanne L Shaw, Sunandan Saha, MyLinh T Duong, Matthew R Collinson-Pautz, David L Torres, Tania Rodriguez, Tsvetelina Pentcheva-Hoang, J Henri Bayle, Kevin M Slawin, David M Spencer
Anti-tumor efficacy of T cells engineered to express chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) is dependent on their specificity, survival, and in vivo expansion following adoptive transfer. Toll-like receptor (TLR) and CD40 signaling in T cells can improve persistence and drive proliferation of antigen-specific CD4(+) and CD8(+) T cells following pathogen challenge or in graft-versus-host disease (GvHD) settings, suggesting that these costimulatory pathways may be co-opted to improve CAR-T cell persistence and function...
July 8, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694293/the-trophic-life-cycle-stage-of-the-opportunistic-fungal-pathogen-pneumocystis-murina-hinders-the-ability-of-dendritic-cells-to-stimulate-cd4-t-cell-responses
#9
Heather M Evans, Andrew Simpson, Shu Shen, Arnold J Stromberg, Carol L Pickett, Beth A Garvy
The life cycle of the opportunistic fungal pathogen Pneumocystis murina consists of a trophic stage and an ascus-like cystic stage. Infection with the cyst stage induces proinflammatory immune responses, while trophic forms suppress the cytokine response to multiple PAMPs, including β-glucan. A targeted gene expression assay was used to evaluate the dendritic cell response following stimulation with trophic forms alone, a normal mixture of trophic forms and cysts, or with β-glucan. We demonstrate that stimulation with trophic forms downregulated the expression of multiple genes normally associated with the response to infection, including genes encoding transcription factors...
July 10, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693553/interaction-between-saliva-s-adenosine-and-tick-parasitism-effects-on-feeding-and-reproduction
#10
Elen Anatriello, Carlo José Freire Oliveira, Nathália Baptista Oliveira, Andressa Fisch, Cristiane Maria Milanezi, João Santana da Silva, Isabel Kinney Ferreira de Miranda-Santos, Beatriz Rossetti Ferreira
BACKGROUND: It has recently been demonstrated that saliva from Rhipicephalus sanguineus ticks contains adenosine (ADO) and prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), two non-protein molecules that have significant immunomodulatory properties. These molecules can inhibit cytokine production by dendritic cells (DCs), while also reducing the expression of CD40 in these cells. However, more studies are needed for a better understanding of their participation in the feeding of ticks in vivo. This work, therefore, evaluated the importance of ADO during tick infestations...
July 10, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686299/rantes-levels-as-a-determinant-of-falciparum-malaria-severity-or-recovery
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Dipankar Bujarbaruah, Manash Pratim Kalita, Varghav Baruah, Tarun Kumar Basumatary, Saraju Hazarika, Ramie H Begum, Subhash Medhi, Sujoy Bose
The study explored the role of differential RANTES concentrations, its receptor CCR5 expression, and resulting immunomodulation in the pathogenesis and/or recovery from falciparum malaria METHODS: The study population included cases of uncomplicated malaria (UC-M, N=128, enrolled on follow-up basis), severe malaria (SM, N=25), and healthy controls (N=112). Serum RANTES and TNF-α levels were evaluated by ELISA. Monocyte levels and activation profile was studied by flowcytometry. Differential mRNA expression profile was studied by Realtime-PCR...
July 7, 2017: Parasite Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680905/high-cellular-monocyte-activation-in-people-living-with-human-immunodeficiency-virus-on-combination-antiretroviral-therapy-and-lifestyle-matched-controls-is-associated-with-greater-inflammation-in-cerebrospinal-fluid
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Thijs Booiman, Ferdinand W Wit, Irma Maurer, Davide De Francesco, Caroline A Sabin, Agnes M Harskamp, Maria Prins, Paolo Garagnani, Chiara Pirazzini, Claudio Franceschi, Dietmar Fuchs, Magnus Gisslén, Alan Winston, Peter Reiss, Neeltje A Kootstra
BACKGROUND: Increased monocyte activation and intestinal damage have been shown to be predictive for the increased morbidity and mortality observed in treated people living with human immunodeficiency virus (PLHIV). METHODS: A cross-sectional analysis of cellular and soluble markers of monocyte activation, coagulation, intestinal damage, and inflammation in plasma and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of PLHIV with suppressed plasma viremia on combination antiretroviral therapy and age and demographically comparable HIV-negative individuals participating in the Comorbidity in Relation to AIDS (COBRA) cohort and, where appropriate, age-matched blood bank donors (BBD)...
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678751/association-between-cd40-rs1883832-and-immune-related-diseases-susceptibility-a-meta-analysis
#13
Jiaxuan Qin, Jinchun Xing, Rongfu Liu, Bin Chen, Yuedong Chen, Xuan Zhuang
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: It has been reported that CD40 rs1883832 might be associated with immune-related diseases susceptibility. Owing to mixed and inconclusive results, we conducted a meta-analysis of case-control studies to summarize and clarify this association.Methods/main results: A systematic search of studies on the association between CD40 rs1883832 and immune-related diseases susceptibility was conducted in databases. Odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals were used to pool the effect size...
June 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676852/cd40l-and-its-receptors-in-atherothrombosis-an-update
#14
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Nathaly Anto Michel, Andreas Zirlik, Dennis Wolf
CD40L (CD154), a member of the tumor necrosis factor superfamily, is a co-stimulatory molecule that was first discovered on activated T cells. Beyond its fundamental role in adaptive immunity-ligation of CD40L to its receptor CD40 is a prerequisite for B cell activation and antibody production-evidence from more than two decades has expanded our understanding of CD40L as a powerful modulator of inflammatory pathways. Although inhibition of CD40L with neutralizing antibodies has induced life-threatening side effects in clinical trials, the discovery of cell-specific effects and novel receptors with distinct functional consequences has opened a new path for therapies that specifically target detrimental properties of CD40L...
2017: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670908/effects-of-lactobacillus-rhamnosus-gg-on-the-maturation-and-differentiation-of-dendritic-cells-in-rotavirus-infected-mice
#15
Y Jiang, L Ye, Y Cui, G Yang, W Yang, J Wang, J Hu, W Gu, C Shi, H Huang, C Wang
Rotavirus-related diarrhoea is considered one of the most important diseases in field animal production. In addition to the classic vaccine strategy, a number of studies have utilised probiotics, such as Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG), to prevent rotavirus-induced diarrhoea. Although it has been partially revealed that Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are involved in the LGG-mediated protection against rotavirus infection, the details of the underlying immunologic mechanisms remain largely unknown. In this study, three-to-four-week-old female BALB/c mice were divided into three groups and orally administered phosphate buffered saline (PBS), PBS plus rotavirus or LGG plus rotavirus, respectively...
July 3, 2017: Beneficial Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663244/frontline-science-c-myc-regulates-p-selectin-glycoprotein-ligand-1-expression-in-monocytes-during-hiv-1-infection
#16
Ryan Connor, Letitia D Jones, Xing Qiu, Juilee Thakar, Sanjay B Maggirwar
Leukocyte extravasation is a crucial feature of the normal immune response to disease and infection and is implicated in various pathologies during chronic inflammatory disease. P-Selectin glycoprotein ligand-1 (PSGL-1) is critical for leukocyte extravasation; however, despite extensive study, it remains unclear how its expression is regulated, which in turn, impedes a more precise understanding of how its expression level affects transmigration. To investigate the regulation of PSGL-1, 60 subjects, with or without HIV infection, were recruited and PSGL-1 expression in monocytes was measured...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662432/cathelicidin-augments-vdr-dependent-anti-leishmanial-immune-response-in-indian-post-kala-azar-dermal-leishmaniasis
#17
Sushmita Das, Abul Hasan Sardar, Kumar Abhishek, Ajay Kumar, Vidya Nand Rabidas, Pradeep Das
OBJECTIVES: Indian Post kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis (PKDL) is the cutaneous aftermath of visceral leishmaniasis (VL) caused by L. donovani. Vitamin D-regulated cationic antimicrobial peptide cathelicidin (hCAP-18/LL-37) has microbicidal and immunomodulatory role against cutaneous infections, but its role in PKDL remains elusive. METHODS: Skin snips and blood-derived monocytes of PKDL patients (n=46), before (BT) and after (AT) chemotherapy, were used for this study...
June 26, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662296/phase-iia-trial-of-fingolimod-for-als-demonstrates-acceptable-acute-safety-and-tolerability
#18
James D Berry, Sabrina Paganoni, Nazem Atassi, Eric A Macklin, Namita Goyal, Michael Rivner, Ericka Simpson, Stanley Appel, Daniela L Grasso, Nicte I Mejia, Farrah Mateen, Alan Gill, Fernando Vieira, Valerie Tassinari, Steven Perrin
INTRODUCTION: Immune activation is implicated in ALS progression. Oral fingolimod reduces circulating lymphocytes. The objective of this phase IIa randomized controlled trial was to test the short-term safety, tolerability, and target engagement of fingolimod in ALS. METHODS: Randomization was 2:1 (fingolimod:placebo). Treatment duration was four weeks. Primary outcomes were safety and tolerability. Secondary outcomes included circulating lymphocytes and whole blood gene expression...
June 29, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660200/a-fast-and-inexpensive-protocol-for-empirical-verification-of-neutralizing-epitopes-in-microbial-toxins-and-enzymes
#19
Christine N Vuong, Wen-Ko Chou, Vivek A Kuttappan, Billy M Hargis, Lisa R Bielke, Luc R Berghman
In vivo targeting of peptides to antigen-presenting cells by use of agonistic anti-CD40 monoclonal antibodies has been used successfully as an immune response enhancing strategy. When tested in chickens, the antibody-guided platform was capable of inducing specific IgG production within 1 week postimmunization. However, use of this method beyond its initial conception as a vaccine delivery tool has not been fully exploited. In this study, Clostridium perfringens alpha-toxin was used as a model microbial toxin for epitope mapping by using the antibody-guided immunization method to generate a panel of antibodies against specific, regions of the toxin in an attempt to identify crucial determinants on the toxin which, once bound, would hinder downstream toxicity...
2017: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656210/pretreatment-with-bacterial-components-promotes-dss-injured-colonic-epithelial-repair-through-the-activation-of-stat-3
#20
Zhenglei Xu, Bihong Liao, Ru Zhang, Ruiyue Sh, Lisheng Wang
Bacterial protection and epithelial repair are important against inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The present study was designed to examine the effects of different bacterial components on the repair of normal and dextran sodium sulfate (DSS)‑treated colonic epithelial cells and the corresponding mechanisms. Human colonic epithelial cells (HT‑29) were pretreated with various doses of LPS or CpG‑dsDNA for 24 h and then treated with or without DSS for another 24 h. The epithelial repair was assessed by video analyses following mechanical injury...
August 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
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