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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904691/il-21-augments-rapamycin-in-expansion-of-alpha-fetoprotein-antigen-specific-stem-cell-like-memory-t-cells-in-vitro
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Victor Tunje Jeza, Xiaoyi Li, Jun Chen, Zhihui Liang, Adem Onago Aggrey, Xiongwen Wu
INTRODUCTION: Alloreactive tumor specific T cells are important arsenals of the adaptive immune system in the fight against tumors. However, stem cell-like memory T cells (Tscm) provide the key to effective elimination of tumor cells. Methods for generating these T cell subsets already exist. However, they could be made more efficient. Further, they are expensive and unattainable to the resource poor laboratories. In this regard, we are hereby describing a novel in vitro allogeneic co-culture method for raising allo-restricted tumor specific Tscm cells that we developed...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894159/thrombin-derived-host-defence-peptide-modulates-neutrophil-rolling-and-migration-in-vitro-and-functional-response-in-vivo
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Chun Hwee Lim, Manoj Puthia, Marta Butrym, Hui Min Tay, Michelle Zi Yi Lee, Han Wei Hou, Artur Schmidtchen
Host defence peptides (HDPs) derived from the C-terminus of thrombin are proteolytically generated by enzymes released during inflammation and wounding. In this work, we studied the effects of the prototypic peptide GKY25 (GKYGFYTHVFRLKKWIQKVIDQFGE), on neutrophil functions. In vitro, GKY25 was shown to decrease LPS-induced neutrophil activation. In addition, the peptide induced CD62L shedding on neutrophils without inducing their activation. Correspondingly, GKY25-treated neutrophils showed reduced attachment and rolling behaviour on surfaces coated with the CD62L ligand E-selectin...
September 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893953/fate-decision-between-group-3-innate-lymphoid-and-conventional-nk-cell-lineages-by-notch-signaling-in-human-circulating-hematopoietic-progenitors
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Seishi Kyoizumi, Yoshiko Kubo, Junko Kajimura, Kengo Yoshida, Tomonori Hayashi, Kei Nakachi, Malcolm A Moore, Marcel R M van den Brink, Yoichiro Kusunoki
The role of Notch signaling in human innate lymphoid cell (ILC) differentiation is unclear, although IL-7 and IL-15 promote differentiation of natural cytotoxicity receptor (NCR) NKp44(+) group 3 ILCs (NCR(+)ILC3s) and conventional NK (cNK) cells from CD34(+) hematopoietic progenitor cells (HPCs) ex vivo. In this study, we analyzed the functions of Notch in the differentiation of NCR(+)ILC3s and cNK cells from human HPC subpopulations circulating in peripheral blood by limiting dilution and clonal assays using high-throughput flow cytometry...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878766/chronic-exposure-to-malaria-is-associated-with-inhibitory-and-activation-markers-on-atypical-memory-b-cells-and-marginal-zone-like-b-cells
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Itziar Ubillos, Joseph J Campo, Pilar Requena, Maria Ome-Kaius, Sarah Hanieh, Honor Rose, Paula Samol, Diana Barrios, Alfons Jiménez, Azucena Bardají, Ivo Mueller, Clara Menéndez, Stephen Rogerson, Gemma Moncunill, Carlota Dobaño
In persistent infections that are accompanied by chronic immune activation, such as human immunodeficiency virus, hepatitis C virus, and malaria, there is an increased frequency of a phenotypically distinct subset of memory B cells lacking the classic memory marker CD27 and showing a reduced capacity to produce antibodies. However, critical knowledge gaps remain on specific B cell changes and immune adaptation in chronic infections. We hypothesized that expansion of atypical memory B cells (aMBCs) and reduction of activated peripheral marginal zone (MZ)-like B cells in constantly exposed individuals might be accompanied by phenotypic changes that would confer a tolerogenic profile, helping to establish tolerance to infections...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877252/the-role-of-adam17-in-the-t-cell-response-against-bacterial-pathogens
#5
Moritz Andreas Link, Karsten Lücke, Joanna Schmid, Valéa Schumacher, Thomas Eden, Stefan Rose-John, Hans-Willi Mittrücker
ADAM17 is a member of the A Disintegrin And Metalloproteinase family of proteases. It is ubiquitously expressed and causes the shedding of a broad spectrum of surface proteins such as adhesion molecules, cytokines and cytokine receptors. By controlled shedding of these proteins from leukocytes, ADAM17 is able to regulate immune responses. Several ADAM17 targets on T cells have been implicated in T-cell migration, differentiation and effector functions. However, the role of ADAM17 in T-cell responses is still unclear...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872971/phenotypic-and-functional-characteristics-of-th17-cd4-il17a-cells-in-human-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-and-its-clinical-relevance
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Poonam Gaur, Nootan K Shukla, Satya N Das
Recent studies have suggested an important role of T helper 17 (Th17) cells in tumor biology however, their phenotypic and functional aspects are poorly understood in context with oral cancer. We therefore, investigated the various phenotypic and functional markers of Th17 cells elucidating their relevance in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). Multi-color flow cytometry (FACs) was used to analyze the frequency and different markers of circulating Th17 cells ex vivo in peripheral blood mono-nuclear cells (PBMCs) from 69 OSCC patients and 35 healthy controls...
October 2017: Immunological Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860231/ultraviolet-b-exposure-inhibits-angiotensin-ii-induced-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-formation-in-mice-by-expanding-cd4-foxp3-regulatory-t-cells
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Tomohiro Hayashi, Naoto Sasaki, Tomoya Yamashita, Taiji Mizoguchi, Takuo Emoto, Hilman Zulkifli Amin, Keiko Yodoi, Takuya Matsumoto, Kazuyuki Kasahara, Naofumi Yoshida, Tokiko Tabata, Naoki Kitano, Atsushi Fukunaga, Chikako Nishigori, Yoshiyuki Rikitake, Ken-Ichi Hirata
BACKGROUND: Pathogenic immune responses are known to play an important role in abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) development. Ultraviolet B (UVB) irradiation has been demonstrated to have therapeutic potential not only for cutaneous diseases but also for systemic inflammatory diseases in mice by suppressing immunoinflammatory responses. We investigated the effect of UVB irradiation on experimental AAA. METHODS AND RESULTS: We used an angiotensin II-induced AAA model in apolipoprotein E-deficient mice fed a high-cholesterol diet...
August 31, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842197/over-expression-of-a-human-cd62l-ecto-domain-and-a-potential-role-of-rna-pseudoknot-structures-in-recombinant-protein-expression
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Matthew Spencer, Nathan Max, Joanna Ireland, Zhongcheng Zou, Ruipeng Wang, Peter Sun
L-selectin (CD62L) is an extracellular protein with a lectin-like domain that mediates rolling adhesion of leukocytes to vascular endothelial cell surfaces. Currently, there are no solved structures for the ectodomain of CD62L, nor of CD62L in complex with its ligand. We have developed a rapid mammalian recombinant protein expression system using an amplifiable glutamine synthase based vector. Here, we further developed and applied this method to express and purify the entire extracellular region of CD62L. This resulted in excess of 20 mg/L yield of recombinant CD62L...
December 2017: Protein Expression and Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837222/ablation-of-the-c%C3%AE-2-subunit-of-pka-in-immune-cells-leads-to-increased-susceptibility-to-systemic-inflammation-in-mice
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Line Victoria Moen, Zeynep Sener, Roman Volchenkov, Anja Camilla Svarstad, Aud Marit Eriksen, Halvor L Holen, Bjørn S Skålhegg
Protein kinase A (PKA) is a holoenzyme composed of a regulatory subunit dimer and two catalytic subunits and regulates numerous cellular functions including immune cell activity. There are two major catalytic subunit genes, PRKACA and PRKACB encoding the catalytic subunits Cα and Cβ. The PRKACB gene encodes several splice variants including Cβ2, which is enriched in T-, B- and natural killer cells. Cβ2 is significantly larger (46 kDa) than any other C splice variant. In this study we characterized mice ablated for the Cβ2 protein demonstrating a significantly reduced cAMP-induced catalytic activity of PKA in the spleenocytes, lymphocytes and thymocytes...
August 24, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822449/-cytokine-profiles-of-cd4-t-memory-cells-in-asthma-and-their-relationship-with-asthma-severity
#10
C L Du, K Xu, Z H Min, D D Li, H L Yuan, C Liu, Z H Chen
Objective: To study the phenotype of memory CD4(+) T cells in peripheral blood of asthmatics and its relationship with asthma severity. Methods: From Dec 2014 to Aug 2015, thirty-three asthmatics, twenty-six chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients and twenty-two healthy volunteers were enrolled in Respiratory Clinics of Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) were isolated from peripheral blood. Cell surface markers (CD45RO, CRTH2, CD62L, and CCR7) and intracellular protein[interleukin (IL)-5, IL-17, interferon (IFN)-γ]staining was performed using flow-cytometric techniques...
August 8, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810929/the-impact-of-age-and-gut-microbiota-on-th17-and-tfh-cells-in-k-bxn-autoimmune-arthritis
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Fei Teng, Krysta M Felix, C Pierce Bradley, Debdut Naskar, Heqing Ma, Walid A Raslan, Hsin-Jung Joyce Wu
BACKGROUND: Age is an important risk factor for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), which often develops in middle age. However, how age-associated changes in immunity impact RA is poorly understood. Gut microbiota are known to be involved in the pathogenesis of RA, but the effects of microbiota in older subjects remain mostly unknown. METHODS: We used segmented filamentous bacteria (SFB), a gut commensal species with immunomodulatory effects, and K/BxN mice, a T cell receptor (TCR) transgenic model, to study the effect of age and microbiota on autoimmune arthritis...
August 15, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801292/-oxidized-low-density-lipoprotein-modulates-differentiation-of-murine-memory-cd8-t-cell-subpopulations
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Hua Zheng, Ze-Hang Lin, Yan-Mei Zhang, Chen-Fei Zhou, Xuan Liu, Sha Wu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate effect of oxidized low-density lipoprotein (ox-LDL) on memory CD8(+) T cell subpopulation differentiation in mice with autoimmune diabetes. METHODS: Cultured splenic CD8(+) T cells from pre-diabetic NOD mice isolated with magnetic beads were treated with 30 µg/mL ox-LDL and 10 U/mL interleukin-2 (IL-2) for 24 h and the control cells were treated with IL-2 only. Flow cytometry was used to determine the percentage of splenic CD8(+)IFN-γ(+) T cells, expressions of CD8, CD44 and CD62L on the T cells, and the activation of T cell factor-1 (TCF-1) and STAT-3...
August 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798369/inflammatory-role-of-dendritic-cells-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-revealed-by-an-analysis-of-patients-peripheral-blood
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Michela Rusconi, Francesca Gerardi, William Santus, Andrea Lizio, Valeria Ada Sansone, Christian Lunetta, Ivan Zanoni, Francesca Granucci
Chronic inflammation is one of the causes of neurodegeneration in Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Here we examined whether circulating dendritic cells (DCs) can contribute to disease progression. We found ALS patients show a significant reduction in the number of circulating DCs. Also, patients' DCs present an increased expression of CD62L and a tendency to overexpress CCR2 compared with healthy donors. Moreover, DCs derived from a subpopulation of ALS patients produced higher levels of IL-8 and CCL-2 upon lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulation...
August 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780502/pulmonary-ccr2-cd4-t-cells-are-immune-regulatory-and-attenuate-lung-fibrosis-development
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Katrin Milger, Yingyan Yu, Eva Brudy, Martin Irmler, Alla Skapenko, Michael Mayinger, Mareike Lehmann, Johannes Beckers, Frank Reichenberger, Jürgen Behr, Oliver Eickelberg, Melanie Königshoff, Susanne Krauss-Etschmann
BACKGROUND: Animal models have suggested that CCR2-dependent signalling contributes to the pathogenesis of pulmonary fibrosis, but global blockade of CCL2 failed to improve the clinical course of patients with lung fibrosis. However, as levels of CCR2(+)CD4(+) T cells in paediatric lung fibrosis had previously been found to be increased, correlating with clinical symptoms, we hypothesised that distinct CCR2(+) cell populations might either increase or decrease disease pathogenesis depending on their subtype...
August 5, 2017: Thorax
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765940/il%C3%A2-33-restricts-invasion-and-adhesion-of-trophoblast-cell-line-jeg3-by-downregulation-of-integrin-%C3%AE-4%C3%AE-1-and-cd62l
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Xiao-Hui Wang, Wei Liu, Deng-Xuan Fan, Wen-Ting Hu, Ming-Qing Li, Xiao-Yong Zhu, Li-Ping Jin
Interleukin-33 (IL-33) promotes migration of cancer cells through downregulating the expression of E-cadherin. Previous studies have demonstrated that IL‑33 stimulates the proliferation of trophoblasts. However, the effect of IL‑33 on the adhesion and invasion of trophoblasts has not been investigated in detail. In the present study, the expression of IL‑33 and its receptor, IL‑1 receptor‑like 1 (ST2), was examined in villi from women during early pregnancy using immunohistochemistry. ST2 expression on human trophoblast and choriocarcinoma cell lines JAR, BeWo, JEG3 and HTR8 was confirmed by flow cytometry (FCM) assay...
October 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758191/interleukin-27-signalling-induces-stem-cell-antigen-1-expression-in-t-lymphocytes-in%C3%A2-vivo
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Zhihao Liu, Lisha Wu, Jing Zhu, Xiaotong Zhu, Jianmin Zhu, Jin-Qing Liu, Jianchao Zhang, Jonathan P Davis, Sanjay Varikuti, Abhay R Satoskar, Jie Zhou, Ming-Song Li, Xue-Feng Bai
Stem cell antigen-1 (Sca-1/Ly6A/E) is a cell surface glycoprotein that is often used as a biomarker for stem cells and cell stemness. However, it is not clear what factors can directly induce the expression of Sca-1/Ly6A/E in T lymphocytes in vivo, and if induction of Sca-1 is associated with T cell stemness. In this study, we show that interleukin-27 (IL-27), a member of the IL-12 family of cytokines, directly induces Sca-1 expression in T cells in vivo. We found that mice-deficient for IL-27 (either P28 or EBI3) or its signalling (IL-27Rα) had profound reduction of Sca-1 expression in naive (CD62L(+)  CD44(-) ), memory (CD62L(+)  CD44(+) ) and effector (CD62L(-)  CD44(+) ) T cells...
July 31, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749083/evidence-of-bone-marrow-downregulation-in-brain-dead-rats
#17
Laura Menegat, Rafael Simas, Julia M Caliman, Fernando L Zanoni, Jacqueline F Jacysyn, Luiz Fernando F da Silva, Primavera Borelli, Luiz Felipe P Moreira, Paulina Sannomiya
Experimental findings support the evidence of a persistent leucopenia triggered by brain death (BD). This study aimed to investigate leucocyte behaviour in bone marrow and blood after BD in rats. BD was induced using intracranial balloon catheter inflation. Sham-operated (SH) rats were trepanned only. Thereafter bone marrow cells were harvested every six hours from the femoral cavity and used for total and differential counts. They were analysed further by flow cytometry to characterize lymphocyte subsets, granulocyte adhesion molecules expression and apoptosis/necrosis [annexin V/propidium iodide (PI) protocol]...
June 2017: International Journal of Experimental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743289/inhibition-of-t-cell-mediated-inflammation-in-uveitis-by-a-novel-anti-cd3-antibody
#18
Sunao Sugita, Jun Shimizu, Kenichi Makabe, Hiroshi Keino, Takeshi Watanabe, Masayo Takahashi
BACKGROUND: A novel anti-mouse CD3ε antibody, Dow2, recognizes mouse CD3ε without activating T cells and suppresses T-cell activation. The purpose of this study was to determine whether Dow2 can inhibit T cells in uveitis. METHODS: Experimental autoimmune uveitis (EAU) was induced in mice by immunization with retinal peptides, followed by administration of Dow2. Inflammation was evaluated by color fundus photography, optical coherence tomography, fluorescein angiography, and histology...
July 25, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742882/t-cell-intrinsic-tlr2-stimulation-promotes-il-10-expression-and-suppressive-activity-by-cd45rbhi-t-cells
#19
Janice C Jun, Mark B Jones, Douglas M Oswald, Edward S Sim, Amruth R Jonnalagadda, Lori S C Kreisman, Brian A Cobb
While Toll-like receptors (TLRs) represent one of the best characterized innate immune pathways, evidence suggests that TLRs are not restricted to innate leukocytes and some epithelial cells, but are also expressed in T cells. Specifically, published evidence focusing on FoxP3+ regulatory T cells demonstrate that they express functional TLR2, which is already known among the TLR family for its association with immune suppression; however, little is known about the relationship between T cell-intrinsic TLR2 binding and cytokine production, T cell differentiation, or T cell receptor (TCR) stimulation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737722/induction-of-a-regulatory-phenotype-in-cd3-cd4-hla-dr-t-cells-after-allogeneic-mixed-lymphocyte-culture-indications-of-both-contact-dependent-and-independent-activation
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Anne Louise Schacht Revenfeld, Rikke Bæk, Malene Møller Jørgensen, Kim Varming, Allan Stensballe
Although the observation of major histocompatibility complex II (MHCII) receptors on T cells is longstanding, the explanation for this occurrence remains enigmatic. Reports of an inducible, endogenous expression exist, as do studies demonstrating a protein acquisition from other cells by mechanisms including vesicle transfer. Irrespective of origin, the presence of the human MHCII isotype, human leukocyte antigen DR (HLA-DR), potentially identifies a regulatory T cell population. Using an allogeneic mixed lymphocyte culture (MLC) to induce an antigen-specific immune response, the role of antigen-presenting cells (APCs) for the presence of HLA-DR on cluster of differentiation 3(CD3)+ CD4+ T cells was evaluated...
July 24, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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