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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639391/an-investigation-of-the-relationship-between-recurrent-spontaneous-abortion-and-memory-t-follicular-helper-cells
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Xiaorui Luan, Xiaomin Kang, Weiping Li, Qian Dong
PROBLEM: Immune tolerance with respect to a semi-allogeneic fetus plays a key role in the establishment of a pregnancy. Memory T follicular helper (Tfh) cells have a central role in the regulation of the adaptive immune response. Much of our knowledge of memory Tfh cells' function comes from immune-related diseases. However, the true physiological characteristics of memory Tfh cells and their mode of action in pregnancy remain unclear. METHODS OF STUDY: Deciduas and blood were obtained from 25 recurrent spontaneous abortion (RSA) patients undergoing surgical abortion and 19 normal women in early pregnancy undergoing elective termination...
June 21, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637884/vaccination-establishes-clonal-relatives-of-germinal-center-t-cells-in-the-blood-of-humans
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Antje Heit, Frank Schmitz, Sarah Gerdts, Britta Flach, Miranda S Moore, Jonathan A Perkins, Harlan S Robins, Alan Aderem, Paul Spearman, Georgia D Tomaras, Stephen C De Rosa, M Juliana McElrath
Germinal center T follicular helper cells (GCTfh) in lymphatic tissue are critical for B cell differentiation and protective antibody induction, but whether GCTfh establish clonal derivatives as circulating memory T cells is less understood. Here, we used markers expressed on GCTfh, CXCR5, PD1, and ICOS, to identify potential circulating CXCR5(+)CD4(+) Tfh-like cells (cTfh) in humans, and investigated their functional phenotypes, diversity, and ontogeny in paired donor blood and tonsils, and in blood after vaccination...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637496/mir21-sensitized-b-lymphoma-cells-to-abt-199-via-icos-icosl-mediated-interaction-of-treg-cells-with-endothelial-cells
#3
Zhong Zheng, Peng-Peng Xu, Li Wang, Hui-Jin Zhao, Xiang-Qin Weng, Hui-Juan Zhong, Bin Qu, Jie Xiong, Yan Zhao, Xue-Feng Wang, Anne Janin, Wei-Li Zhao
BACKGROUND: MicroRNAs (miRs) are involved in tumor progression by regulating tumor cells and tumor microenvironment. MiR21 is overexpressed in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) and its biological impact on tumor microenvironment remains unclear. METHODS: MiR21 was assessed by quantitative RT-PCR in patients with newly diagnosed DLBCL. The mechanism of action of miR21 on lymphoma progression and tumor angiogenesis was examined in vitro in B-lymphoma cell lines and in vivo in a murine xenograft model...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627735/genetic-alterations-in-adult-t-cell-leukemia-lymphoma
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REVIEW
Yasunori Kogure, Keisuke Kataoka
Adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATL) is a peripheral T-cell neoplasm with a dismal prognosis, caused by human T-cell leukemia virus type-1 (HTLV-1) retrovirus. A long latency period from HTLV-1 infection to ATL onset suggests that not only HTLV-1 proteins, such as Tax and HBZ, but also additional genetic and/or epigenetic events are required for ATL development. Although many studies have demonstrated the biological functions of viral genes, alterations of cellular genes associated with ATL have not been fully investigated...
June 19, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624961/phenotypic-and-functional-characterization-of-t-cells-in-white-matter-lesions-of-multiple-sclerosis-patients
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Gijsbert P van Nierop, Marvin M van Luijn, Samira S Michels, Marie-Jose Melief, Malou Janssen, Anton W Langerak, Werner J D Ouwendijk, Rogier Q Hintzen, Georges M G M Verjans
T cells are considered pivotal in the pathology of multiple sclerosis (MS), but their function and antigen specificity are unknown. To unravel the role of T cells in MS pathology, we performed a comprehensive analysis on T cells recovered from paired blood, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), normal-appearing white matter (NAWM) and white matter lesions (WML) from 27 MS patients with advanced disease shortly after death. The differentiation status of T cells in these compartments was determined by ex vivo flow cytometry and immunohistochemistry...
June 17, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622456/elevated-ccl25-and-ccr9-expressing-t-helper-cells-in-salivary-glands-of-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-patients-potential-new-axis-in-lymphoid-neogenesis
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Sofie L M Blokland, Maarten R Hillen, Aike A Kruize, Stephan Meller, Bernhard Homey, Glennda M Smithson, Timothy R D J Radstake, Joel A G van Roon
Introduction T follicular helper (Tfh)-cells play a critical role in germinal center formation and B-cell activation, both hallmarks of primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS). CCR9-expressing Th-cells have "Tfh-like" characteristics and are increased at mucosa-associated sites in several inflammatory conditions. Because of their unique characteristics and limited evaluation we investigated the local and systemic CCL25/CCR9-axis in pSS. Methods CCL25 protein and mRNA levels and CCR9+ Th-cells were assessed in labial salivary glands (LSG) of pSS and non-Sjögren's sicca (nSS) patients and their correlation with inflammatory and clinical parameters was evaluated...
June 16, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620653/successive-annual-influenza-vaccination-induces-a-recurrent-oligoclonotypic-memory-response-in-circulating-t-follicular-helper-cells
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Ramin Sedaghat Herati, Alexander Muselman, Laura Vella, Bertram Bengsch, Kaela Parkhouse, Daniel Del Alcazar, Jonathan Kotzin, Susan A Doyle, Pablo Tebas, Scott E Hensley, Laura F Su, Kenneth E Schmader, E John Wherry
T follicular helper (Tfh) CD4 cells are crucial providers of B cell help during adaptive immune responses. A circulating population of CD4 T cells, termed cTfh, have similarity to lymphoid Tfh, can provide B cell help, and responded to influenza vaccination. However, it is unclear whether human vaccination-induced cTfh respond in an antigen-specific manner and whether they form long-lasting memory. Here, we identified a cTfh population that expressed multiple T cell activation markers and could be readily identified by coexpression of ICOS and CD38...
February 2017: Science Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619093/serial-immunomonitoring-of-cancer-patients-receiving-combined-antagonistic-anti-cd40-and-chemotherapy-reveals-consistent-and-cyclical-modulation-of-t-cell-and-dendritic-cell-parameters
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Alison M McDonnell, Alistair Cook, Bruce W S Robinson, Richard A Lake, Anna K Nowak
BACKGROUND: CD40 signalling can synergise with chemotherapy in preclinical cancer models, and early clinical studies are promising. We set out to define the immunological changes associated with this therapeutic combination to identify biomarkers for a response to the therapy. Here, we present serial immunomonitoring examining dendritic cell and T cell subpopulations over sequential courses of chemoimmunotherapy. METHODS: Fifteen patients with mesothelioma received up to six 21-day cycles of pemetrexed plus cisplatin chemotherapy and anti-CD40 (CP-870,893)...
June 15, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605013/the-strength-of-bcr-signaling-shapes-terminal-development-of-follicular-helper-t-cells-in-mice
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Antoine Sacquin, Mylène Gador, Nicolas Fazilleau
Antibody production is key for effective immune response and relies on follicular helper T (Tfh) cells. B cell-Tfh cell interactions result either in an extra-follicular low affinity B-cell response or in germinal center reactions producing high-affinity memory B cells and long-lived plasma cells. As Tfh cells influence B-cell commitment, it also became clear that B cells influence these interactions in ways that still remain unresolved. We observed that strong BCR signals decreased Tfh-cell differentiation in vitro, which correlated with decreased expression of ICOS-L at the surface of stimulated B cells...
June 12, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583667/dietary-safety-of-a-dual-enzyme-preparation-for-animal-feed-acute-and-subchronic-oral-toxicity-and-genotoxicity-studies
#10
G P Dillon, M A Gaffney, C M Curran, C A Moran
Animal feed is routinely supplemented with exogenous enzymes to improve nutrient utilization, such as proteases to enhance protein hydrolysis in vivo and xylanases to alleviate feed related anti-nutritional factors. The present studies were conducted to evaluate the potential oral toxicity and genotoxicity of a dual-enzyme preparation, Vegpro(®) concentrate (VPr-C). Acute oral toxicity studies were conducted in adult male and female Sprague-Dawley Crl CD rats and CHS Swiss ICO:OFI (IOPS Caw) mice. Thirteen week preliminary and final subchronic oral toxicity studies were conducted in male and female rats...
June 3, 2017: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578482/high-frequencies-of-circulating-tfh-th17-cells-in-myasthenia-gravis-patients
#11
Yongxiang Yang, Min Zhang, Yuqin Ye, Shan Ma, Lingling Fan, Zhuyi Li
Recent studies show that the frequencies of circulating follicullar helper T (cTfh) cells are significantly higher in myasthenia gravis (MG) patients compared with healthy controls (HC). And, they are positively correlated with levels of serum anti-acetylcholine receptor antibody (anti-AchR Ab). It is unclear whether cTfh cell subset frequencies are altered and what role they play in MG patients. In order to clarify this, we examined the frequencies of cTfh cell counterparts, their subsets, and circulating plasmablasts in MG patients by flow cytometry...
June 3, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570278/cxcl13-producing-tfh-cells-link-immune-suppression-and-adaptive-memory-in-human-breast-cancer
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Chunyan Gu-Trantien, Edoardo Migliori, Laurence Buisseret, Alexandre de Wind, Sylvain Brohée, Soizic Garaud, Grégory Noël, Vu Luan Dang Chi, Jean-Nicolas Lodewyckx, Céline Naveaux, Hugues Duvillier, Stanislas Goriely, Denis Larsimont, Karen Willard-Gallo
T follicular helper cells (TFH cells) are important regulators of antigen-specific B cell responses. The B cell chemoattractant CXCL13 has recently been linked with TFH cell infiltration and improved survival in human cancer. Although human TFH cells can produce CXCL13, their immune functions are currently unknown. This study presents data from human breast cancer, advocating a role for tumor-infiltrating CXCL13-producing (CXCR5-) TFH cells, here named TFHX13 cells, in promoting local memory B cell differentiation...
June 2, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28564491/abatacept-attenuates-t-follicular-helper-cell-dependent-b-cell-hyperactivity-in-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
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Gwenny M Verstappen, Petra M Meiners, Odilia B J Corneth, Annie Visser, Suzanne Arends, Wayel H Abdulahad, Rudi W Hendriks, Arjan Vissink, Frans G M Kroese, Hendrika Bootsma
Objective To assess the effect of abatacept (CTLA-4-Ig), which limits T-cell activation, on homeostasis of CD4(+) T-cell subsets and T-cell-dependent B-cell hyperactivity in patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS). Methods Fifteen pSS patients treated with abatacept were included. Circulating CD4(+) T-cell and B-cell subsets were analyzed by flow cytometry at baseline, on treatment and off treatment. CD4(+) effector T-cell subsets and T regulatory (Treg)-cells were identified based on expression of CD45RA, CXCR3, CCR6, CCR4, CXCR5, programmed death-1 (PD-1), inducible costimulator (ICOS) and FoxP3...
May 31, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502093/the-tlr4-trif-pathway-can-protect-against-the-development-of-experimental-allergic-asthma
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Karim H Shalaby, Saba Al-Heialy, Kimitake Tsuchiya, Soroor Farahnak, Toby K McGovern, Paul-Andre Risse, Woong-Kyung Suh, Salman T Qureshi, James G Martin
The Toll-like Receptor (TLR) adaptor proteins Myeloid Differentiating Factor 88 (MyD88) and Toll, interleukin-1 Receptor and Resistance protein (TIR) domain-containing adaptor inducing interferon-β (TRIF) comprise the two principal limbs of the TLR signaling network. We studied the role of these adaptors in the TLR4-dependent inhibition of allergic airway disease and induction of CD4+ICOS+ T cells by nasal application of Protollin(™) , a mucosal adjuvant composed of TLR2 and 4 agonists. Wild-type (wt), Trif -/- or Myd88 -/- mice were sensitized to birch pollen extract (BPEx), then received intranasal Protollin followed by consecutive BPEx challenges...
May 14, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500636/immune-correlates-of-hepatitis-b-surface-antigen-spontaneous-seroconversion-in-hepatitis-b-e-antigen-negative-chronic-hepatitis-b-patients
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Ashish Kumar Vyas, Barjesh Chander Sharma, Shiv Kumar Sarin, Nirupma Trehanpati
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) seroconversion in HBeAg-ve chronic hepatitis B (CHB) infection is rare, possibly due to poor antigen processing and impaired humoral response. We investigated the role of dendritic cells (DCs), T follicular helper (TFH) cells and plasma B cells in seroconversion. METHODS: HBeAg-ve (n=135) CHB patients with raised ALT at baseline were followed-up. Patients undergoing HBsAg sero-conversion (Gr. I, n=11) were compared with non-converters with low (Gr...
May 13, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490441/pd-1-regulates-klrg1-group-2-innate-lymphoid-cells
#16
Samuel Taylor, Yuefeng Huang, Grace Mallett, Chaido Stathopoulou, Tania C Felizardo, Ming-An Sun, Evelyn L Martin, Nathaniel Zhu, Emma L Woodward, Martina S Elias, Jonathan Scott, Nick J Reynolds, William E Paul, Daniel H Fowler, Shoba Amarnath
Group 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC-2s) regulate immune responses to pathogens and maintain tissue homeostasis in response to cytokines. Positive regulation of ILC-2s through ICOS has been recently elucidated. We demonstrate here that PD-1 is an important negative regulator of KLRG1(+) ILC-2 function in both mice and humans. Increase in KLRG1(+) ILC-2 cell numbers was attributed to an intrinsic defect in PD-1 signaling, which resulted in enhanced STAT5 activation. During Nippostrongylus brasiliensis infection, a significant expansion of KLRG1(+) ILC-2 subsets occurred in Pdcd1(-/-) mice and, upon adoptive transfer, Pdcd1(-/-) KLRG1(+) ILC-2s significantly reduced worm burden...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488693/icos-protects-against-mortality-from-acute-lung-injury-through-activation-of-il-5-ilc2s
#17
C L Hrusch, S T Manns, D Bryazka, J Casaos, C A Bonham, M R Jaffery, K M Blaine, K A M Mills, P A Verhoef, A O Adegunsoye, J W Williams, M Y Tjota, T V Moore, M E Strek, I Noth, A I Sperling
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a progressive lung disease causing irreversible lung scarring and loss of pulmonary function. IPF Patients suffer from a high rate of pulmonary infections and acute exacerbations of disease that further contribute to pulmonary decline. Low expression of the inducible T-cell costimulatory molecule (ICOS) in peripheral blood mononuclear cells predicts decreased survival of IPF patients, but the mechanisms by which ICOS protects are unclear. Using a model of bleomycin-induced lung injury and fibrosis, we now demonstrate that ICOS expression enhances survival from lung injury rather than regulating fibrogenesis...
May 10, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482188/pregnancy-favors-the-expansion-of-circulating-functional-follicular-helper-t-cells
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Clarice Monteiro, Taissa M Kasahara, José Roberto Castro, Priscila M Sacramento, Joana Hygino, Newton Centurião, Tatiane Cassano, Lana M Ferreira Lopes, Simone Leite, Vander Guimarães Silva, Sudhir Gupta, Cleonice A M Bento
Pregnancy favors antibody production, and some evidence has suggested a direct effect of estrogen on B cells. The impact of pregnancy on circulating follicular helper T (TFH) cells, typically identified by the expression of CD45RO and CXCR5, has not been previously investigated. Here, the percentage of TFH cells, co-expressing or not PD-1, ICOS, or CXCR3 markers was significantly higher in pregnant women (PW) as compared with non-pregnant ones (nPW). Furthermore, the percentage of CXCR3(+) TFH cells able to produce IL-6, IL-21, and IL-10 was significantly higher in PW than nPW...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Reproductive Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475033/differentially-expressed-genes-during-spontaneous-lytic-switch-of-marek-s-disease-virus-in-lymphoblastoid-cell-lines-determined-by-global-gene-expression-profiling
#19
William N Mwangi, Deepali Vasoya, Lydia B Kgosana, Mick Watson, Venugopal Nair
Marek's disease virus (MDV), an alphaherpesvirus of poultry, causes Marek's disease and is characterized by visceral CD4+TCRαβ+ T-cell lymphomas in susceptible hosts. Immortal cell lines harbouring the viral genome have been generated from ex vivo cultures of MD tumours. As readily available sources of large numbers of cells, MDV-transformed lymphoblastoid cell lines (LCLs) are extremely valuable for studies of virus-host interaction. While the viral genome in most cells is held in a latent state, minor populations of cells display spontaneous reactivation identifiable by the expression of lytic viral genes...
April 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474861/group-2-innate-lymphoid-cells-are-elevated-and-activated-in-chronic-rhinosinusitis-with-nasal-polyps
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Julie A Poposki, Aiko I Klingler, Bruce K Tan, Pejman Soroosh, Homayon Banie, Gavin Lewis, Kathryn E Hulse, Whitney W Stevens, Anju T Peters, Leslie C Grammer, Robert P Schleimer, Kevin C Welch, Stephanie S Smith, David B Conley, Joseph R Raviv, James G Karras, Omid Akbari, Robert C Kern, Atsushi Kato
BACKGROUND: Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) is characterized by type 2 inflammation with high levels of Th2 cytokines. Although T helper cytokines are released from T cells, innate lymphoid cells (ILC) are also known to produce high levels of the same cytokines. However, the presence of various types of ILC in CRS is poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to fully characterize the presence of all ILC subsets in CRS and to identify phenotypical differences of group 2 ILC (ILC2) in CRSwNP compared to ILC2 from non-type 2 inflamed areas...
April 19, 2017: Immunity, Inflammation and Disease
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