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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523429/kir-lilrb-and-their-ligands-genes-as-potential-biomarkers-in-recurrent-implantation-failure
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REVIEW
Izabela Nowak, Karolina Wilczyńska, Jacek R Wilczyński, Andrzej Malinowski, Paweł Radwan, Michał Radwan, Piotr Kuśnierczyk
Reproductive failure in humans is a very important social and economic problem, because nowadays women decide to conceive later in life and delay motherhood. Unfortunately, with increasing age they have less chance for natural fertilization and maintenance of pregnancy. Many of them need assisted reproductive technology. Approximately 10% of women after in vitro fertilization-embryo transfers experience recurrent implantation failure (RIF). Multiple factors may contribute to RIF, including oocyte and sperm quality, parental chromosomal anomalies, genetic or metabolic abnormalities of the embryo, poor uterine receptivity, immunological disturbances in the implantation site, and some gynecologic pathologies such as endometriosis, uterine fibroids, hydrosalpinx and endometrial polyps...
May 18, 2017: Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520526/kir3dl1-hl-a-b-subtypes-govern-acute-myelogenous-leukemia-relapse-after-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation
#2
Jeanette E Boudreau, Fabio Giglio, Ted A Gooley, Philip A Stevenson, Jean-Benoît Le Luduec, Brian C Shaffer, Raja Rajalingam, Lihua Hou, Carolyn Katovich Hurley, Harriet Noreen, Elaine F Reed, Neng Yu, Cynthia Vierra-Green, Michael Haagenson, Mari Malkki, Effie W Petersdorf, Stephen Spellman, Katharine C Hsu
Purpose Disease relapse remains a major challenge to successful outcomes in patients who undergo allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). Donor natural killer (NK) cell alloreactivity in HCT can control leukemic relapse, but capturing alloreactivity in HLA-matched HCT has been elusive. HLA expression on leukemia cells-upregulated in the post-HCT environment-signals for NK cell inhibition via inhibitory killer immunoglobulin-like (KIR) receptors and interrupts their antitumor activity. We hypothesized that varied strengths of inhibition among subtypes of the ubiquitous KIR3DL1 and its cognate ligand, HLA-B, would titrate NK reactivity against acute myelogenous leukemia (AML)...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511870/atp-sensitive-k-channels-maintain-resting-membrane-potential-in-interstitial-cells-of-cajal-from-the-mouse-colon
#3
Ji Sun Na, Chansik Hong, Man Woo Kim, Chan Guk Park, Hyun Goo Kang, Mei Jin Wu, Han Yi Jiao, Seok Choi, Jae Yeoul Jun
To investigate the role of ATP-sensitive K(+) (KATP) channels on pacemaker activity in interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC), whole-cell patch clamping, RT-PCR, and intracellular Ca(2+) ([Ca(2+)]i) imaging were performed in cultured colonic ICC. Pinacidil (a K(+) channel opener) hyperpolarized the membrane and inhibited the generation of pacemaker potential, and this effect was reversed by glibenclamide (a KATP channel blocker). RT-PCR showed that Kir 6.1 and SUR2B were expressed in Ano-1 positive colonic ICC. Glibenclamide depolarized the membrane and increased pacemaker potential frequency...
May 13, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507799/characterization-of-a-human-anti-tumoral-nk-cell-population-expanded-after-bcg-treatment-of-leukocytes
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Eva M García-Cuesta, Gloria Esteso, Omodele Ashiru, Sheila López-Cobo, Mario Álvarez-Maestro, Ana Linares, Mei M Ho, Luis Martínez-Piñeiro, Hugh T Reyburn, Mar Valés-Gómez
Immunotherapy, via intra-vesical instillations of BCG, is the therapy of choice for patients with high-risk non-muscle invasive bladder cancer. The subsequent recruitment of lymphocytes and myeloid cells, as well as the release of cytokines and chemokines, is believed to induce a local immune response that eliminates these tumors, but the detailed mechanisms of action of this therapy are not well understood. Here, we have studied the phenotype and function of the responding lymphocyte populations as well as the spectrum of cytokines and chemokines produced in an in vitro model of human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) co-cultured with BCG...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501365/why-natural-killer-cells-are-not-enough-a-further-understanding-of-killer-immunoglobulin-like-receptor-and-human-leukocyte-antigen
#5
REVIEW
Diana Alecsandru, Juan A García-Velasco
The immune system's role in recurrent reproductive failure is a controversial issue in assisted reproduction. Most studies into immune system implication in reproduction have focused on finding markers of peripheral blood and less on the uterine environment. Peripheral blood natural killer cells have become an "immune study core" for women with recurrent miscarriage or recurrent implantation failure, based on the mistaken notion that they cause reproductive failure by killing or "rejecting" the embryo. Maternal-fetal tolerance begins at the uterine level, so successful adaptation to the fetus occurs after a complicated process...
May 10, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499973/activation-of-dopamine-d1-receptors-enhances-the-temporal-summation-and-excitability-of-rat-retinal-ganglion-cells
#6
Peng Cui, Xue-Yan Li, Yuan Zhao, Qian Li, Feng Gao, Ling-Zhu Li, Ning Yin, Xing-Huai Sun, Zhongfeng Wang
Dopamine (DA), an important neurotransmitter and neuromodulator, plays important roles in neuronal physiological functions by activating G-protein-coupled DA D1 and/or D2 receptors. Previous studies have demonstrated that D1 receptors are functionally expressed in retinal neurons and glial cells, including ganglion cells. In this study, we explored the effects of D1 receptor activation on retinal ganglion cell (RGC) temporal summation and excitability in rat retinal slices using electrophysiological techniques...
May 10, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489173/new-technique-for-obesity-surgery-internal-gastric-plication-technique-using-intragastric-single-port-igs-igp-in-experimental-model
#7
Verena Müller, Panagiotis Fikatas, Safak Gül, Maximilian Noesser, Kirs Ten Fuehrer, Igor Sauer, Johann Pratschke, Ricardo Zorron
Background: Bariatric surgery is currently the most effective method to ameliorate co-morbidities as consequence of morbidly obese patients with BMI over 35 kg/m2. Endoscopic techniques have been developed to treat patients with mild obesity and ameliorate comorbidities, but endoscopic skills are needed, beside the costs of the devices. Aim: To report a new technique for internal gastric plication using an intragastric single port device in an experimental swine model...
January 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484170/chronic-myeloid-leukemia-and-nk-cell-immunity
#8
Hiroshi Ureshino, Takero Shindo, Hidenori Tanaka, Shinaya Kimura
BCR-ABL1 tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) have dramatically improved the long-term outcomes of patients with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML). Notably, approximately half of patients with a sustained deep molecular response experienced treatment free remission (TFR) even after discontinuation of TKI. Although antitumor immunity by natural killer (NK) cells might contribute to the effects of TKI and TFR in CML, the details of their actions have not as yet been elucidated. Recently, several reports have raised the possibility that the killer immunoglobulin-like receptor (KIR), a highly polymorphic NK cell receptor, may play important roles, because polymorphic patterns of KIR were shown to be associated with the intensity of clinical responses and outcomes in TKI-treated CML patients...
2017: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481352/partial-break-in-tolerance-of-nkg2a-lir-1-single-kir-nk-cells-early-in-the-course-of-hla-matched-kir-mismatched-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation
#9
S Rathmann, C Keck, C Kreutz, N Weit, M Müller, J Timmer, S Glatzel, M Follo, M Malkovsky, M Werner, R Handgretinger, J Finke, P Fisch
Natural killer (NK) cell subpopulations from 8 HLA-matched but killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptor (KIR)/HLA-ligand-mismatched patient-donor pairs were analyzed in the course of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HCT). The patients' post-transplantation NKG2A(-)/LIR-1(-) NK cells, which expressed only inhibitory KIRs for which the patient had no HLA class I ligands, showed higher cytotoxic capacity than the NKG2A(-)/LIR-1(-) NK cells lacking any inhibitory KIRs that remained tolerant throughout the course of HCT...
May 8, 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479568/portable-qeeg-and-hd-tcs-device-for-point-of-injury-traumatic-brain-injury-diagnostics
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Frode Strisland, Jon Vedum, Anders Liverud, Steffen Dalgard, Tomas Brødreskift, Bruno Albert, Alexandre Noyvirt, Rossitza Setchi, Karl Vene, Henrik Herranen, Maarjus Kirs, Andrea Antal, Klaus Schellhorn, Haldor Sjaaheim
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) can cause prolonged or permanent injuries if left undetected and ignored. It is therefore of great interest to lower the threshold for diagnosis of individuals with mTBI injury. We report on the development of a prototype of a portable quantified EEG (qEEG) system intended for in-the-field mTBI diagnostics. The 32-electrode system is fully battery driven, is interfaced with a control unit being part of a telemedicine care system. Electrode montage is a central problem effectively challenging measurements outside clinical environments...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469203/involvement-of-the-mek-erk-p38-creb-c-fos-signaling-pathway-in-kir-channel-inhibition-induced-rat-retinal-m%C3%A3-ller-cell-gliosis
#11
Feng Gao, Fang Li, Yanying Miao, Lin-Jie Xu, Yuan Zhao, Qian Li, Sheng-Hai Zhang, Jihong Wu, Xing-Huai Sun, Zhongfeng Wang
Our previous studies have demonstrated that activation of group I metabotropic glutamate receptors downregulated Kir channels in chronic ocular hypertension (COH) rats, thus contributing to Müller cell gliosis, characterized by upregulated expression of glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP). In the present study, we explored possible signaling pathways linking Kir channel inhibition and GFAP upregulation. In normal retinas, intravitreal injection of BaCl2 significantly increased GFAP expression in Müller cells, which was eliminated by co-injecting mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) inhibitor U0126...
May 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466469/recipient-donor-kir-ligand-matching-prevents-cmv-reactivation-post-haploidentical-t-cell-replete-transplantation
#12
Xiang-Yu Zhao, Xue-Yi Luo, Xing-Xing Yu, Xiao-Su Zhao, Ting-Ting Han, Ying-Jun Chang, Ming-Rui Huo, Lan-Ping Xu, Xiao-Hui Zhang, Kai-Yan Liu, Dan Li, Zheng-Fan Jiang, Xiao-Jun Huang
Licensed natural killer (NK) cells have been demonstrated to have anti-cytomegalovirus (CMV) activity. We prospectively analysed the human leucocyte antigen typing of donor-recipient pairs and the killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptor (KIR) typing of donors for 180 leukaemia patients to assess the predictive roles of licensed NK cells on CMV reactivation post-T-cell-replete haploidentical stem cell transplantation. Multivariate analysis showed that donor-recipient KIR ligand graft-versus-host or host-versus-graft direction mismatch was associated with increased refractory CMV infection (Hazard ratio = 2·556, 95% confidence interval, 1·377-4·744, P = 0·003) post-transplantation...
May 3, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464250/regulation-of-histone-acetylation-on-expression-profiles-of-potassium-channels-during-cardiomyocyte-differentiation-from-mouse-embryonic-stem-cells
#13
Duo Wang, Chang Liu, Zhigang Li, Yumei Wang, Wenjing Wang, Xiujuan Wu, Kang Wang, Wei Miao, Li Li, Luying Peng
The cardiomyocyte differentiation from mouse embryonic stem cells (mESCs) is a dynamic and complex process that involved in the precision regulation of histone acetylation. The formation of action potential (AP) in mature cardiomyocytes is based on the expression pattern of Na(+) , Ca(2+) and K(+) ion channels, in which the slow delayed rectifier potassium current (IKs ), the rapid delayed rectifier potassium current (IKr ) and the inwardly rectifying Kir current (IK1 ) mainly contribute to repolarization for AP in different species...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459108/cachexia-brown-fat-a-burning-issue-in-cancer
#14
Serkan Kir, Bruce M Spiegelman
Cachexia, a progressive weight loss in cancer patients that results from tumor-induced energy wasting, is a serious problem that interferes with response to treatment and affects quality of life. Recent studies suggest that thermogenesis of adipose tissues is involved in energy wasting and also point to a link between the atrophy of fat and muscle. Tumor-derived PTHrP has emerged as a key molecule playing multiple roles in cachexia, from fat "browning" factor to potential therapeutic target.
September 2016: Trends in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446610/conformational-changes-at-cytoplasmic-inter-subunit-interactions-control-kir-channel-gating
#15
Shizhen Wang, William F Borschel, Sarah Heyman, Phillip Hsu, Colin G Nichols
The defining structural feature of inward-rectifier potassium (Kir) channels is the unique Kir cytoplasmic domain. Recently, we have shown that salt bridges located at the cytoplasmic domain subunit interfaces (CD-Is) of eukaryotic Kir channels control channel gating via stability of a novel inactivated closed state. The cytoplasmic domains of prokaryotic and eukaryotic Kir channels show similar conformational rearrangements to the common gating ligand, phosphatidylinositol bisphosphate (PIP2), although this exhibits opposite coupling to opening and closing transitions...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445952/socs3-inhibits-the-pathological-effects-of-il-22-in-non-melanoma-skin-tumor-derived-keratinocytes
#16
Stefania Madonna, Claudia Scarponi, Martina Morelli, Rosanna Sestito, Pasqualina Liana Scognamiglio, Daniela Marasco, Cristina Albanesi
Basal cell carcinomas (BCC) and squamous-cell carcinomas (SCC) are common malignancies in humans, caused by neoplastic transformation of keratinocytes of the basal or suprabasal layers of epidermis, respectively. Tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) are frequently found in BCC and SCC, and functionally promote epithelial carcinogenesis. TILs secreting IL-22, in particular, participate to BCC and SCC growth by inducing keratinocyte proliferation and migration, as well as the expression of inflammatory, anti-apoptotic and pro-angiogenic genes...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445150/modulation-of-the-inwardly-rectifying-potassium-channel-kir4-1-by-the-pro-invasive-mir-5096-in-glioblastoma-cells
#17
Dominique Thuringer, Gaetan Chanteloup, Jonathan Boucher, Nicolas Pernet, Christophe Boudesco, Gaetan Jego, Aurelien Chatelier, Patrick Bois, Jessica Gobbo, Laurent Cronier, Eric Solary, Carmen Garrido
Inwardly rectifying potassium channels (Kir), and especially the barium-sensitive Kir4.1 encoded by KCNJ10, are key regulators of glial functions. A lower expression or mislocation of Kir4.1 is detected in human brain tumors. MicroRNAs participate in the regulation of ionic channels and associated neurologic disorders. Here, we analyze effects of miR-5096 on the Kir4.1 expression and function in two glioblastoma cell lines, U87 and U251. Using whole-cell patch-clamp and western-blot analysis, we show that cell loading with miR-5096 decreases the Kir4...
April 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445138/killer-cell-immunoglobulin-like-receptor-2dl4-is-expressed-in-and-suppresses-the-cell-growth-of-langerhans-cell-histiocytosis
#18
Yusuke Takei, Chiyuki Ueshima, Tatsuki R Kataoka, Masahiro Hirata, Akihiko Sugimoto, Mariyo Rokutan-Kurata, Koki Moriyoshi, Kazuo Ono, Ichiro Murakami, Sanju Iwamoto, Hironori Haga
Killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptor (KIR) 2DL4 (CD158d) is a receptor for human leukocyte antigen-G. The function of KIR2DL4 has been reported in human natural killer cell lymphoma and mastocytosis, but not in Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH). Herein, we examined the expression and function of KIR2DL4 in LCHs. In pathological specimens, 27 of 36 LCH cases (75.0%) were immunohistochemically positive for KIR2DL4. Its expression was independent of age, gender, location, multi- or single-system, and the status of BRAFV600E immunostaining...
April 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444637/phase-dependent-astroglial-alterations-in-li-pilocarpine-induced-status-epilepticus-in-young-rats
#19
Adriana Fernanda K Vizuete, Matheus Mittmann Hennemann, Carlos Alberto Gonçalves, Diogo Losch de Oliveira
Epilepsy prevalence is high in infancy and in the elderly population. Lithium-pilocarpine is widely used to induce experimental animal models of epilepsy, leading to similar neurochemical and morphological alterations to those observed in temporal lobe epilepsy. As astrocytes have been implicated in epileptic disorders, we hypothesized that specific astroglial changes accompany and contribute to epileptogenesis. Herein, we evaluated time-dependent astroglial alterations in the hippocampus of young (27-day-old) rats at 1, 14 and 56 days after Li-pilocarpine-induced status epilepticus (SE), corresponding to different phases in this model of epilepsy...
April 25, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435971/-mechanisms-underlying-rat-coronary-arterial-vasoconstriction-induced-by-blockade-of-inward-rectifier-potassium-channels-with-bacl2
#20
Fang-Wen Fan, Ze-Fang He, Meng Shi, Rong Yang, Xiao-Min Hou, Yu Liu, Ming-Sheng Zhang
In order to explore the mechanisms underlying the vasoconstriction induced by blockade of inward rectifier K(+) channels (Kir) with BaCl2, myogenic tone of isolated rat coronary artery (RCA) was recorded with wire myograph. The dependence of BaCl2- induced contraction on intracellular Ca(2+) ([Ca(2+)]i) release and extracellular Ca(2+) ([Ca(2+)]o) influx was studied by Ca(2+) deprivation and restoration. The mechanisms underlying BaCl2-induced RCA contraction were investigated with specific inhibitors. BaCl2 (0...
April 25, 2017: Sheng Li Xue Bao: [Acta Physiologica Sinica]
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