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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108558/irf4-expression-in-thymic-epithelium-is-critical-for-thymic-regulatory-t-cell-homeostasis
#1
Uku Haljasorg, James Dooley, Martti Laan, Kai Kisand, Rudolf Bichele, Adrian Liston, Pärt Peterson
The thymus is a primary lymphoid organ required for the induction and maintenance of central tolerance. The main function of the thymus is to generate an immunocompetent set of T cells not reactive to self. During negative selection in the thymus, thymocytes with autoreactive potential are either deleted or differentiated into regulatory T cells (Tregs). The molecular basis by which the thymus allows high-efficiency Treg induction remains largely unknown. In this study, we report that IFN regulatory factor 4 (Irf4) is highly expressed in murine thymic epithelium and is required to prime thymic epithelial cells (TEC) for effective Treg induction...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102026/piperine-a-pungent-alkaloid-from-black-pepper-inhibits-b-lymphocyte-activation-and-effector-functions
#2
David A Soutar, Carolyn D Doucette, Robert S Liwski, David W Hoskin
Piperine has several well-documented anti-inflammatory properties; however, little is known regarding its effect on humoral immunity. In this study, we describe the immunosuppressive effect of piperine on B lymphocytes, which are integral to the humoral immune response. Mouse B cells were cultured in the absence or presence of non-cytotoxic concentrations (25, 50, and 100 μM) of piperine during T-dependent or T-independent stimulation. Piperine inhibited B cell proliferation by causing G0/G1 phase cell cycle arrest in association with reduced expression of cyclin D2 and D3...
January 19, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099196/use-of-engineered-exosomes-expressing-hla-and-costimulatory-molecules-to-generate-antigen-specific-cd8-t-cells-for-adoptive-cell-therapy
#3
Sueon Kim, Hyun-Jung Sohn, Hyun-Joo Lee, Dae-Hee Sohn, Seung-Joo Hyun, Hyun-Il Cho, Tai-Gyu Kim
Dendritic cell-derived exosomes (DEX) comprise an efficient stimulator of T cells. However, the production of sufficient DEX remains a barrier to their broad applicability in immunotherapeutic approaches. In previous studies, genetically engineered K562 have been used to generate artificial antigen presenting cells (AAPC). Here, we isolated exosomes from K562 cells (referred to as CoEX-A2s) engineered to express human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-A2 and costimulatory molecules such as CD80, CD83, and 41BBL. CoEX-A2s were capable of stimulating antigen-specific CD8 T cells both directly and indirectly via CoEX-A2 cross-dressed cells...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099147/ctla-4-positive-breast-cancer-cells-suppress-dendritic-cells-maturation-and-function
#4
Xi Chen, Qianqian Shao, Shengnan Hao, Zhonghua Zhao, Yang Wang, Xiaofan Guo, Ying He, Wenjuan Gao, Haiting Mao
Cytotoxic T lymphocyte-associated antigen 4 (CTLA-4), a potent immunoregulatory molecule, can down-regulate T-cell activation and inhibit anti-tumor immune response. This study showed that LPS-stimulated human dendritic cells (DCs) decreased the expression of HLA-DR, CD83 and costimulatory molecules (CD40, CD80 and CD86) following coculturing with CTLA-4+ breast cancer cells. Moreover, the suppressed DCs further inhibited proliferation of allogeneic CD4+/CD8+ T-cells, differentiation of Th1 and function of cytotoxic lymphocytes (CTLs)...
January 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092803/ox40-structure-and-function-what-questions-remain
#5
REVIEW
Jane Willoughby, Jordana Griffiths, Ivo Tews, Mark S Cragg
OX40 is a type 1 transmembrane glycoprotein, reported nearly 30 years ago as a cell surface antigen expressed on activated T cells. Since its discovery, it has been validated as a bone fide costimulatory molecule for T cells and member of the TNF receptor family. However, many questions still remain relating to its function on different T cell sub-sets and with recent interest in its utility as a target for antibody-mediated immunotherapy, there is a growing need to gain a better understanding of its biology...
January 13, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088526/subcutaneous-immunization-with-streptococcus-pneumoniae-gapdh-confers-effective-protection-in-mice-via-tlr2-and-tlr4
#6
Xiaoyu Sun, Jichao Wang, Jie Zhou, Hong Wang, Xiaofang Wang, Jingwen Wu, Yujuan He, Yibing Yin, Xuemei Zhang, Wenchun Xu
The surface localized Glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPDH) of Streptococcus pneumoniae is best known as housekeeping protein. Currently, GAPDH has been recognized as moonlighting protein and virulent factor. Therefore, we investigate whether GAPDH can act as a suitable vaccine candidate protein to prevent pneumococcal infection. In this study, mice received subcutaneous vaccination with recombinant GAPDH followed by challenge with D39 and 19F showing higher survival rate and lower bacterial loads in nasal washes and lung homogenates than control...
January 12, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076241/phenotypic-and-functional-characteristics-of-hla-dr-neutrophils-in-brazilians-with-cutaneous-leishmaniasis
#7
Richard E Davis, Smriti Sharma, Jacilara Conceição, Pedro Carneiro, Fernanda Novais, Phillip Scott, Shyam Sundar, Olivia Bacellar, Edgar M Carvalho, Mary E Wilson
The protozoan Leishmania braziliensis causes cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) in endemic regions. In murine models, neutrophils (PMNs) are recruited to the site of infection soon after parasite inoculation. However, the roles of neutrophils during chronic infection and in human disease remain undefined. We hypothesized that neutrophils help maintain a systemic inflammatory state in subjects with CL. Lesion biopsies from all patients with CL tested contained neutrophils expressing HLA-DR, a molecule thought to be restricted to professional antigen-presenting cells...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069499/precise-manipulation-of-biophysical-particle-parameters-enables-control-of-proinflammatory-cytokine-production-in-presence-of-tlr-3-and-4-ligands
#8
Yoshinori Kakizawa, Jung Seok Lee, Brendan Bell, Tarek M Fahmy
: The biophysical parameters governing nanoparticle (NP)-cell interactions significantly affect biological responses, particularly in the application of NP-based immunotherapeutics. Modulation of the surface biophysical character of NPs can be achieved via introduction of amino acids, which offer the ability to fine tune a range of biophysical parameters of interest. We employed this approach using monodisperse silica NPs coated with numerous poly(amino acid)s (PAAs). The NPs were incubated with dendritic cells (DCs) in conjunction with TLR ligands and production of IL-1β from DCs and IFNγ from T cells primed by these DCs were measured...
January 6, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057175/pour-comprendre-l%C3%A2-activation-lymphocytaire-t
#9
Jeanne Galaine, Yann Godet, Olivier Adotévi
T cells activation is a finely regulated process to establish an effective anti-infectious or antitumor immune response while avoiding harmful autoimmune reactions. Although T cells are considered to be the main protagonists of the antitumor immune response, they act in interaction with other immune cells. The meeting of naive T cells with dendritic cells induces their differentiation into effector cells following the recognition of the peptide-MHC complex by the T cell receptor. The interaction of costimulatory molecules present on the surface of T cells with their ligand (s) expressed by mature dendritic cells contribute to the optimal T cell activation and to the formation of the immunological synapse...
November 2016: Bulletin du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052400/programmed-death-1-ligand-1-and-2-expression-in-cutaneous-squamous-cell-carcinoma-and-their-relationship-with-tumor-infiltrating-dendritic-cells
#10
Qingqing Jiao, Cuiping Liu, Wenzhong Li, Wei Li, Fuming Fang, Qihong Qian, Xueguang Zhang
The Programmed Death-1 (PD-1) receptor ligands, PD-L1 and PD-L2, are costimulatory molecules that contribute to the negative regulation of T-lymphocyte activation. It is still unclear whether there is correlation between PD-L1 or PD-L2 and tumor infiltrating dendritic cells (TIDCs) in cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (CSCC). The aim of this study was to analyze PD-L1 and PD-L2 expression and dendritic cells (DCs) infiltration in tumor tissue of CSCC patients and investigate their clinical significance. Immunohistochemical analysis was used to evaluate the expression of PD-L1, PD-L2, CD1a, and CD83 in 61 CSCC tissues...
January 3, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052311/readapting-the-adaptive-immune-response-therapeutic-strategies-for-atherosclerosis
#11
REVIEW
Andrew P Sage, Ziad Mallat
Cardiovascular diseases remain a major global health issue, with the development of atherosclerosis a major underlying cause. Our treatment of cardiovascular disease has improved greatly over the past 3 decades, but significant need still remains to reduce disease burden. Current priorities include reducing atherosclerosis advancement to clinically significant stages, and preventing plaque rupture or erosion. Inflammation and involvement of the adaptive immune system influences all these aspects and therefore is one focus for future therapeutic development...
January 4, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031007/polymorphisms-of-the-costimulatory-genes-ctla-4-cd28-pd-1-and-icos-and-outcome-of-kidney-transplants-in-iranian-patients
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Ahmad Niknam, Mohammad Hossein Karimi, Bita Geramizadeh, Jamshid Roozbeh, Ramin Yaghobi, Mehdi Salehipour
OBJECTIVES: Costimulatory molecules are important factors determining the outcome of transplant. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of CTLA-4, CD28, PD-1, and ICOS gene polymorphisms on the outcome of kidney transplant. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 172 kidney transplant recipients were included in this study. There were 45 recipients (26%) who experienced acute rejection. The CTLA-4, PD-1, ICOS, and CD28 gene polymorphisms were evaluated by polymerase chain reaction and restriction fragment length polymorphism methods...
December 27, 2016: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026094/phenotypic-characteristics-of-aged-cd4-cd28-null-t-lymphocytes-are-determined-by-changes-in-the-whole-genome-dna-methylation-pattern
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Beatriz Suarez-Álvarez, Ramón M Rodríguez, Karin Schlangen, Aroa Baragaño Raneros, Leonardo Márquez-Kisinousky, Agustín F Fernández, Carmen Díaz-Corte, Ana M Aransay, Carlos López-Larrea
Aging is associated with a progressive loss of the CD28 costimulatory molecule in CD4(+) lymphocytes (CD28(null) T cells), which is accompanied by the acquisition of new biological and functional properties that give rise to an impaired immune response. The regulatory mechanisms that govern the appearance and function of this cell subset during aging and in several associated inflammatory disorders remain controversial. Here, we present the whole-genome DNA methylation and gene expression profiles of CD28(null) T cells and its CD28(+) counterpart...
December 27, 2016: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026044/expression-of-programmed-cell-death-1-and-its-ligand-b7-homolog-1-in-peripheral-blood-lymphocytes-from-patients-with-peripartum-cardiomyopathy
#14
Guozhi Xia, Xiaopu Zheng, Xinye Yao, Xiaowei Yao, Zhongwei Liu, Junkui Wang
BACKGROUND: Immune response has been postulated to play a prominent role in the pathogenesis of peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM). Given the importance of programmed death (PD)-1 and its ligand B7 homologue 1 (B7-H1) costimulatory molecules as an immune regulatory pathway, this study aimed to investigate the effect of PD-1 and B7-H1 expression on immune response in peripheral blood lymphocytes from the patients with PPCM. HYPOTHESIS: PD-1 and B7-H1 may be involved in modulating immune response in PPCM...
December 27, 2016: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011934/exogenous-il-33-restores-dendritic-cell-activation-and-maturation-in-established-cancer
#15
Donye Dominguez, Cong Ye, Zhe Geng, Siqi Chen, Jie Fan, Lei Qin, Alan Long, Long Wang, Zhuoli Zhang, Yi Zhang, Deyu Fang, Timothy M Kuzel, Bin Zhang
The role of IL-33, particularly in tumor growth and tumor immunity, remains ill-defined. We show that exogenous IL-33 can induce robust antitumor effect through a CD8(+) T cell-dependent mechanism. Systemic administration of rIL-33 alone was sufficient to inhibit growth of established tumors in transplant and de novo melanoma tumorigenesis models. Notably, in addition to a direct action on CD8(+) T cell expansion and IFN-γ production, rIL-33 therapy activated myeloid dendritic cells (mDCs) in tumor-bearing mice, restored antitumor T cell activity, and increased Ag cross-presentation within the tumor microenvironment...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011265/involvement-of-ly6c-4-1bb-and-klrg1-in-the-activation-of-lamina-propria-lymphocytes-in-the-small-intestine-of-sanroque-mice
#16
Dina Montufar-Solis, Alexander Williams, Nadarajah Vigneswaran, John R Klein
Roquin is an E3 ligase that regulates mRNA stability. Mice with a mutation in the Rc3h1 gene and Roquin protein, referred to as Roquin(san/san) or sanroque mice, develop broad-spectrum chronic inflammatory conditions and autoimmune pathologies. Our laboratory recently reported that sanroque mice also develop extensive inflammation that is localized in the small intestine but is rare in the colon. Here, we demonstrate that small intestinal intraepithelial lymphocytes (IELs) are present in the epithelium of sanroque mice but that cell recoverability is low using standard extraction techniques even though lamina propria lymphocytes (LPLs) can be recovered in normal numbers...
January 29, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002569/protective-role-of-icos-and-icos-ligand-in-corneal-transplantation-and-in-maintenance-of-immune-privilege
#17
Tomoyuki Kunishige, Hiroko Taniguchi, Misao Terada, Hisaya Akiba, Hideo Yagita, Ryo Abe, Junko Hori
Purpose: The interaction between the inducible costimulatory molecule (ICOS) and ICOS ligand (ICOSL) has been implicated in the differentiation and functions of T cells. The purpose of the present study was to determine the role of ICOS-ICOSL in the immune privilege of corneal allografts. Methods: Expression of ICOS and ICOSL mRNA from mouse eyes was assessed by RT-PCR. Corneas of C57BL/6 mice were orthotopically transplanted into the eyes of ICOS-/- BALB/c recipients and BALB/c wild-type (WT) recipients treated with anti-ICOSL mAb, and graft survival was assessed...
December 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996207/complete-regression-of-psoriatic-arthritis-after-belatacept-conversion-in-a-highly-hla-sensitized-kidney-transplant-patient
#18
Maria Meneghini, Carmen Gómez, Richard Mast, Edoardo Melilli, Josep M Grinyó, Oriol Bestard
Costimulatory inhibitors (Abatacept and Belatacept) effectively abrogate T-lymphocyte activation and proliferation and have been shown to be effective for disease control in certain autoimmune disorders as well as in preventing allograft rejection in kidney transplantation. Whether such immunomodulatory agents may be useful for the control of autoimmune flares and allograft acceptance, while avoiding the need of additional strong immunosuppressants has not been shown yet. Herein, we report the first case of a 47-year old man affected by a serious debilitating form of Psoriatic Arthritis presented during the course of a third, high immunological risk kidney transplantation...
December 20, 2016: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996041/leptospira-surface-adhesin-lsa21-induces-toll-like-receptor-2-and-4-mediated-inflammatory-responses-in-macrophages
#19
Syed M Faisal, Vivek P Varma, M Subathra, Sarwar Azam, Anil K Sunkara, Mohd Akif, Mirza S Baig, Yung-Fu Chang
Leptospirosis is zoonotic and emerging infectious disease of global importance. Little is understood about Leptospira pathogenesis and host immune response. In the present work we have investigated how Leptospira modulates the host innate immune response mediated by Toll-like receptors (TLRs) via surface exposed proteins. We screened Leptospira outer membrane/surface proteins for their ability to activate/inhibit TLR2/4 signaling in HEK293 cell lines. Of these the 21 kDa Leptospira surface adhesin, Lsa21 had strong TLR2 and TLR4 activity leading to production of proinflammatory cytokines and expression of costimulatory molecules in mouse macrophages...
December 20, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984277/impact-of-hyperlipidemia-on-alloimmunity
#20
Jessamyn Bagley, Jin Yuan, John Iacomini
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Hyperlipidemia is a comorbidity affecting a significant number of transplant patients despite treatment with cholesterol lowering drugs. Recently, it has been shown that hyperlipidemia can significantly alter T-cell responses to cardiac allografts in mice, and graft rejection is accelerated in dyslipidemic mice. Here, we review recent advances in our understanding of hyperlipidemia in graft rejection. RECENT FINDINGS: Hyperlipidemic mice have significant increases in serum levels of proinflammatory cytokines, and neutralization of interleukin 17 (IL-17) slows graft rejection, suggesting that IL-17 production by Th17 cells was necessary but not sufficient for rejection...
February 2017: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
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