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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150086/the-ex-vivo-toll-like-receptor-7-tolerance-induction-in-donor-lymphocytes-prevents-murine-acute-graft-versus-host-disease
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Nikolaos Zogas, Garyfalia Karponi, Fotios Iordanidis, Stylianos Malasidis, Vasilios Paraskevas, Anastasia Papadopoulou, Zaharias George Scouras, Achilles Anagnostopoulos, Evangelia Yannaki
BACKGROUND AIMS: Acute graft-versus-host disease (aGVHD) remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, mediated by alloreactive donor T cells. Toll-like receptors (TLRs), a family of conserved pattern-recognition receptors (PRRs), represent key players in donors' T-cell activation during aGVHD; however, a regulatory, tolerogenic role for certain TLRs has been recognized in a different context. We investigated whether the ex vivo-induced TLR-2,-4,-7 tolerance in donor cells could prevent alloreactivity in a mismatched transplantation model...
November 14, 2017: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145521/characterization-of-rubella-specific-humoral-immunity-following-two-doses-of-mmr-vaccine-using-proteome-microarray-technology
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Iana H Haralambieva, Michael J Gibson, Richard B Kennedy, Inna G Ovsyannikova, Nathaniel D Warner, Diane E Grill, Gregory A Poland
INTRODUCTION//BACKGROUND: The lack of standardization of the currently used commercial anti-rubella IgG antibody assays leads to frequent misinterpretation of results for samples with low/equivocal antibody concentration. The use of alternative approaches in rubella serology could add new information leading to a fuller understanding of rubella protective immunity and neutralizing antibody response after vaccination. METHODS: We applied microarray technology to measure antibodies to all rubella virus proteins in 75 high and 75 low rubella virus-specific antibody responders after two MMR vaccine doses...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145516/preconceptual-zika-virus-asymptomatic-infection-protects-against-secondary-prenatal-infection
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Lucien H Turner, Jeremy M Kinder, Adrienne Wilburn, Rahul J D'Mello, Makayla R Braunlin, Tony T Jiang, Giang Pham, Sing Sing Way
Pregnant women, and their fetal offspring, are uniquely susceptible to Zika virus and other microbial pathogens capable of congenital fetal infection. Unavoidable exposure to Zika virus in endemic areas underscores the need for identifying at-risk individuals, and protecting expecting mothers and their fetal offspring against prenatal infection. Here we show that primary Zika virus asymptomatic infection in mice confers protection against re-infection, and that these protective benefits are maintained during pregnancy...
November 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145441/distinct-t-and-nk-cell-populations-may-serve-as-immune-correlates-of-protection-against-symptomatic-pandemic-influenza-a-h1n1-virus-infection-during-pregnancy
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Miloje Savic, Jennifer L Dembinski, Ida Laake, Olav Hungnes, Rebecca Cox, Fredrik Oftung, Lill Trogstad, Siri Mjaaland
Maternal influenza infection during pregnancy is associated with increased risk of morbidity and mortality. However, the link between the anti-influenza immune responses and health-related risks during infection is not well understood. We have analyzed memory T and NK cell mediated immunity (CMI) responses in pandemic influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 (pdm09) virus infected non-vaccinated pregnant women participating in the Norwegian Influenza Pregnancy Cohort (NorFlu). The cohort includes information on immunization, self-reported health and disease status, and biological samples (plasma and PBMC)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142130/effective-priming-of-hsv-specific-cd8-t-cells-in-vivo-does-not-require-infected-dendritic-cells
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Paul G Whitney, Christina Makhlouf, Beth MacLeod, Joel Z Ma, Elise Gressier, Marie Greyer, Katharina Hochheiser, Annabell Bachem, Ali Zaid, David Voehringer, William R Heath, Mayura V Wagle, Ian Parish, Tiffany A Russell, Stewart A Smith, David C Tscharke, Thomas Gebhardt, Sammy Bedoui
Resolution of virus infections depends on the priming of virus-specific CD8(+) T cells by dendritic cells (DC). While this process requires MHC class I-restricted antigen presentation by DC, the relative contribution to CD8(+) T cell priming by infected DC is less clear. We have addressed this question in the context of a peripheral infection with herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV). Assessing the endogenous, polyclonal HSV-specific CD8(+) T cell response, we found that effective in vivo T cell priming depended on the presence of DC subsets specialized in cross-presentation while Langerhans cells and plasmacytoid DC were dispensable...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140111/purging-exhausted-virus-specific-cd8-t-cell-phenotypes-by-somatic-cell-reprogramming
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Joshua Chan, Patrick Y Kim, Emiko Kranz, Yoshiko Nagaoka, YooJin Lee, Jing Wen, Heidi J Elsaesser, Meng Qin, David G Brooks, Gene-Errol Ringpis, Irvin S Y Chen, Masakazu Kamata
Cytotoxic T cells are critical in controlling virus infections. However, continuous antigen stimulation and negative regulatory factors cause CD8 T cells to enter a dysfunctional state (T cell exhaustion), resulting in viral persistence. We hypothesized that the exhausted T cell state could be molecularly rejuvenated using a somatic cell reprogramming technology, which is technically able to convert any types of cells to induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), to regenerate functional T cells capable of purging chronic infection...
November 2017: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138980/cd28-neg-t-lymphocytes-of-a-melanoma-patient-harbor-tumor-immunity-and-a-high-frequency-of-germline-encoded-and-public-tcrs
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Hisayoshi Hashimoto, Marco Sterk, Karin Schilbach
Increased numbers of CD8(+)CD28(neg.) T cells have been detected in the peripheral blood of patients with several types of malignancies. However, the role of these cells in anticancer immunity are not yet clear and CD8(+)CD28(neg.) T cells are a controversially discussed subpopulation reported both as immunosuppressive and cytotoxic. In this study, we examined the T cell receptor (TCR) repertoire and complementarity-determining region 3 sequences of CD28(neg.) T cells in a melanoma patient with recurrent disease who achieved long-term disease-free status...
November 14, 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137933/cd4-t-cell-differentiation-in-chronic-viral-infections-the-tfh-perspective
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Laura A Vella, Ramin S Herati, E John Wherry
CD4(+) T cells play a critical role in the response to chronic viral infections during the acute phase and in the partial containment of infections once chronic infection is established. As infection persists, the virus-specific CD4(+) T cell response begins to shift in phenotype. The predominant change described in both mouse and human studies of chronic viral infection is a decrease in detectable T helper type (Th)1 responses. Some Th1 loss is due to decreased proliferative potential and decreased cytokine production in the setting of chronic antigen exposure...
November 11, 2017: Trends in Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133794/unique-phenotypes-and-clonal-expansions-of-human-cd4-effector-memory-t-cells-re-expressing-cd45ra
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Yuan Tian, Mariana Babor, Jerome Lane, Veronique Schulten, Veena S Patil, Grégory Seumois, Sandy L Rosales, Zheng Fu, Gaelle Picarda, Julie Burel, Jose Zapardiel-Gonzalo, Rashika N Tennekoon, Aruna D De Silva, Sunil Premawansa, Gayani Premawansa, Ananda Wijewickrama, Jason A Greenbaum, Pandurangan Vijayanand, Daniela Weiskopf, Alessandro Sette, Bjoern Peters
The expression of CD45RA is generally associated with naive T cells. However, a subset of effector memory T cells re-expresses CD45RA (termed TEMRA) after antigenic stimulation with unknown molecular characteristics and functions. CD4 TEMRA cells have been implicated in protective immunity against pathogens such as dengue virus (DENV). Here we show that not only the frequency but also the phenotype of CD4 TEMRA cells are heterogeneous between individuals. These cells can be subdivided into two major subsets based on the expression of the adhesion G protein-coupled receptor GPR56, and GPR56(+) TEMRA cells display a transcriptional and proteomic program with cytotoxic features that is distinct from effector memory T cells...
November 13, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132684/interactions-between-lactobacilli-and-chicken-macrophages-induce-antiviral-responses-against-avian-influenza-virus
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Bahram Shojadoost, Raveendra R Kulkarni, Jennifer T Brisbin, Wanderley Quinteiro-Filho, Tamiru N Alkie, Shayan Sharif
Macrophages are an important cell type of the innate immune system that upon activation, can exert antiviral functions and also can induce virus-specific adaptive immune responses. Macrophage interaction with certain probiotic bacteria such as lactobacilli can enhance antiviral functions of these cells. We have previously shown that administration of lactobacilli to chickens can effectively augment immune response to vaccine antigens. Here, we investigated the effects of representative strains of three Lactobacillus species, L...
October 31, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131157/targeting-the-t-cell-receptor-%C3%AE-chain-constant-region-for-immunotherapy-of-t-cell-malignancies
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Paul M Maciocia, Patrycja A Wawrzyniecka, Brian Philip, Ida Ricciardelli, Ayse U Akarca, Shimobi C Onuoha, Mateusz Legut, David K Cole, Andrew K Sewell, Giuseppe Gritti, Joan Somja, Miguel A Piris, Karl S Peggs, David C Linch, Teresa Marafioti, Martin A Pule
Mature T cell cancers are typically aggressive, treatment resistant and associated with poor prognosis. Clinical application of immunotherapeutic approaches has been limited by a lack of target antigens that discriminate malignant from healthy (normal) T cells. Unlike B cell depletion, pan-T cell aplasia is prohibitively toxic. We report a new targeting strategy based on the mutually exclusive expression of T cell receptor β-chain constant domains 1 and 2 (TRBC1 and TRBC2). We identify an antibody with unique TRBC1 specificity and use it to demonstrate that normal and virus-specific T cell populations contain both TRBC1(+) and TRBC2(+) compartments, whereas malignancies are restricted to only one...
November 13, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130830/enhanced-cd103-expression-and-reduced-frequencies-of-virus-specific-cd8-t-cells-among-airway-lymphocytes-after-influenza-vaccination-of-mice-deficient-in-vitamins-a%C3%A2-%C3%A2-d
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Sherri L Surman, Bart G Jones, David L Woodland, Julia L Hurwitz
Previous research has evaluated antibody responses toward an influenza virus vaccine in the context of deficiencies for vitamins A and D (VAD+VDD). Results showed that antibodies and antibody-forming cells in the respiratory tract were reduced in VAD+VDD mice. However, effectors were recovered when oral supplements of vitamins A + D were delivered at the time of vaccination. Here we address the question of how vaccine-induced CD8(+) T cell responses are affected by deficiencies for vitamins A + D. VAD+VDD and control mice were vaccinated with an intranasal, cold-adapted influenza virus A/Puerto Rico/8/34 vaccine, with or without oral supplements of vitamins A + D...
November 13, 2017: Viral Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129527/identification-of-measles-virus-genotype-b3-associated-with-outbreaks-in-islamabad-pakistan-2013-2015
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Syed Sohail Zahoor Zaidi, Abdul Hameed, Muhammad Suleman Rana, Muhammad Masroor Alam, Massab Umair, Uzma Bashir Aamir, Maqbool Hussain, Salmaan Sharif, Shahzad Shaukat, Mehar Angez, Adnan Khurshid
BACKGROUND: Measles virus infection remains a significant cause of childhood mortality and morbidity despite continued global efforts and the availability of a safe and effective vaccine. Molecular analysis of indigenous measles viruses could provide critical information on outbreak linkages and transmission pathways that can aid the implementation of appropriate control programs in Pakistan. METHODS: Blood samples and throat swabs were collected from subjects suspected with measles in Islamabad, Pakistan from 2013 to 2015...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129453/hepatitis-b-virus-core-particles-containing-multiple-epitopes-confer-protection-against-enterovirus-71-and-coxsackievirus-a16-infection-in-mice
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Chunling Huo, Jie Yang, Lei Lei, Lei Qiao, Jiantao Xin, Zishu Pan
Human enterovirus 71 (EV71) and coxsackievirus A16 (CA16) are the two major causative agents of hand-foot-and-mouth disease (HFMD). To investigate novel combined vaccines to prevent EV71 and CA16 infection, we constructed chimeric virus-like particles (tHBc/SPA or tHBc/SP VLPs) displaying conserved epitopes of EV71 (aa 208-222 of VP1 and aa 248-263 of VP2) and CA16 (aa271-285 of VP1) using a truncated hepatitis B virus core carrier (tHBc). Immunization with the chimeric VLPs induced epitope- or virus-specific IgG and neutralization antibodies against EV71 and CA16 in the mice...
November 9, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128020/respiratory-viral-infections-in-solid-organ-and-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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REVIEW
Grant C Paulsen, Lara Danziger-Isakov
Respiratory viruses are common in solid organ and hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients and a recognized cause of significant morbidity and mortality. Epidemiology, risk factors, and attributable mortality in both populations are reviewed. In addition, virus-specific prevention and treatment options, including emerging investigational therapies, are discussed for respiratory syncytial virus, influenza, adenovirus, parainfluenza, and other respiratory viruses.
December 2017: Clinics in Chest Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123989/fret-analysis-of-hiv-1-gag-and-gagpol-interactions
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Shimon Takagi, Fumitaka Momose, Yuko Morikawa
The Gag protein of HIV multimerizes to form viral particles. The GagPol protein encoding virus-specific enzymes, such as protease, reverse transcriptase, and integrase, is incorporated into HIV particles via interactions with Gag. The catalytically active forms of these enzymes are dimeric or tetrameric. We employed Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) assays to evaluate Gag-Gag, Gag-GagPol, and GagPol-GagPol interactions and investigated Gag and Pol interdomains tolerant to fluorescent protein insertion for FRET assays...
November 2017: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121080/respiratory-syncytial-virus-elicits-enriched-cd8-t-lymphocyte-responses-in-lung-compared-with-blood-in-african-green-monkeys
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Hualin Li, Cheryl Callahan, Michael Citron, Zhiyun Wen, Sinoeun Touch, Morgan A Monslow, Kara S Cox, Daniel J DiStefano, Kalpit A Vora, Andrew Bett, Amy Espeseth
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a leading cause of serious lower respiratory tract disease in young children and older adults throughout the world. Prevention of severe RSV disease through active immunization is optimal but no RSV vaccine has been licensed so far. Immune mechanisms of protection against RSV infection in humans have not been fully established, thus a comprehensive characterization of virus-specific immune responses in a relevant animal model will be beneficial in defining correlates of protection...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115976/gmp-production-of-purified-human-b-lymphocytes-for-the-adoptive-transfer-in-patients-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Hannes Tittlbach, Andrea Schneider, Julian Strobel, Robert Zimmermann, Stefanie Maas, Bernd Gebhardt, Georg Rauser, Michael Mach, Andreas Mackensen, Thomas H Winkler, Julia Winkler
BACKGROUND: We have recently shown that memory B cells from murine CMV immune donor animals adoptively transferred into immunodeficient mice were highly effective in protecting from a viral infection indicating a therapeutic potential of virus specific memory B cells. These preclinical data provided evidence that a cell-based strategy supporting the humoral immune response might be effective in a clinical setting of immunodeficiency after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114248/intramuscular-dna-vaccination-of-juvenile-carp-against-spring-viremia-of-carp-virus-induces-full-protection-and-establishes-a-virus-specific-b-and-t-cell-response
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Carmen W E Embregts, Dimitri Rigaudeau, Tomáš Veselý, Dagmar Pokorová, Niels Lorenzen, Jules Petit, Armel Houel, Malte Dauber, Heike Schütze, Pierre Boudinot, Geert F Wiegertjes, Maria Forlenza
Although spring viremia of carp virus (SVCV) can cause high mortalities in common carp, a commercial vaccine is not available for worldwide use. Here, we report a DNA vaccine based on the expression of the SVCV glycoprotein (G) which, when injected in the muscle even at a single low dose of 0.1 µg DNA/g of fish, confers up to 100% protection against a subsequent bath challenge with SVCV. Importantly, to best validate vaccine efficacy, we also optimized a reliable bath challenge model closely mimicking a natural infection, based on a prolonged exposure of carp to SVCV at 15°C...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109710/aedes-aegypti-molecular-responses-to-zika-virus-modulation-of-infection-by-the-toll-and-jak-stat-immune-pathways-and-virus-host-factors
#20
Yesseinia I Angleró-Rodríguez, Hannah J MacLeod, Seokyoung Kang, Jenny S Carlson, Natapong Jupatanakul, George Dimopoulos
Zika (ZIKV) and dengue virus (DENV) are transmitted to humans by Aedes mosquitoes. However, the molecular interactions between the vector and ZIKV remain largely unexplored. In this work, we further investigated the tropism of ZIKV in two different Aedes aegypti strains and show that the virus infection kinetics, tissue migration, and susceptibility to infection differ between mosquito strains. We also compare the vector transcriptome changes upon ZIKV or DENV infection demonstrating that 40% of the mosquito's midgut infection-responsive transcriptome is virus-specific at 7 days after virus ingestion...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
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