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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212502/a-new-mechanism-shapes-the-na%C3%A3-ve-cd8-t-cell-repertoire-the-selection-for-full-diversity
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Pedro Gonçalves, Marco Ferrarini, Carmen Molina-Paris, Grant Lythe, Florence Vasseur, Annik Lim, Benedita Rocha, Orly Azogui
During thymic T cell differentiation, TCR repertoires are shaped by negative, positive and agonist selection. In the thymus and in the periphery, repertoires are also shaped by strong inter-clonal and intra-clonal competition to survive death by neglect. Understanding the impact of these events on the T cell repertoire requires direct evaluation of TCR expression in peripheral naïve T cells. Several studies have evaluated TCR diversity, with contradictory results. Some of these studies had intrinsic technical limitations since they used material obtained from T cell pools, preventing the direct evaluation of clone sizes...
February 14, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208073/temporal-regulation-of-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-is-important-for-invariant-nkt-cell-development-and-terminal-maturation
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Kalyani Pyaram, Jyoti Misra Sen, Cheong-Hee Chang
The Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway plays important roles during various cellular functions including survival and proliferation of immune cells. The critical role of this pathway in conventional T cell development is established but little is known about its contributions to innate T cell development. In this study, we found that β-catenin level, an indication of the strength of Wnt/β-catenin signaling, is regulated during invariant NKT (iNKT) cell development. β-catenin levels were greatly increased during iNKT cell selection from double positive thymocytes to Stage 0 of iNKT cell development and during subsequent development to Stage 1...
February 13, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202617/the-bacterial-peptidoglycan-sensing-molecules-nod1-and-nod2-promote-cd8-thymocyte-selection
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Marianne M Martinic, Irina Caminschi, Meredith O'Keeffe, Therese C Thinnes, Raelene Grumont, Steve Gerondakis, Dianne B McKay, David Nemazee, Amanda L Gavin
Nucleotide-binding and oligomerization domain (NOD)-like receptors NOD1 and NOD2 are cytosolic innate immune receptors that recognize microbial peptidoglycans. Although studies have addressed the role of NOD proteins in innate immune responses, little attention has been given to their impact on the developing adaptive immune system. We have assessed the roles of NOD1 and NOD2 deficiency on T cell development in mice. Our results demonstrate that NOD1 and NOD2 promote the positive selection/maturation of CD8 single-positive thymocytes in a thymocyte-intrinsic manner...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199755/incidence-and-risk-factor-of-hemorrhagic-cystitis-after-allogeneic-transplantation-with-fludarabine-busulfan-and-anti-thymocyte-globulin-myeloablative-conditioning
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Wilson Lam, Jan Storek, Haocheng Li, Michelle Geddes, Andrew Daly
BACKGROUND: Hemorrhagic cystitis (HC) is a complication of allogeneic stem cell transplantation (SCT), associated with factors such as BK polyomavirus reactivation, age, conditioning regimen, and presence of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). The incidence and impact of HC in patients receiving fludarabine (Flu), busulfan (Bu), and anti-thymocyte globulin (ATG) conditioning is unknown. METHODS: We conducted a case-control study of patients undergoing SCT at our center between January 1, 2003 and Dec 31, 2012, to determine the incidence of HC and its effect on patient outcomes including overall survival (OS), relapse, non-relapse mortality, GVHD, and healthcare resource use...
February 15, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198767/anti-gal-and-anti-neu5gc-responses-in-nonimmunosuppressed-patients-following-treatment-with-rabbit-anti-thymocyte-polyclonal-iggs
#5
Apolline Salama, Gwénaëlle Evanno, Noha Lim, Juliette Rousse, Ludmilla Le Berre, Arnaud Nicot, Sophie Brouard, Kristina M Harris, Mario R Ehlers, Stephen E Gitelman, Jean-Paul Soulillou
BACKGROUND: Polyclonal anti-human thymocyte rabbit IgGs (anti-thymocyte globulin, ATG) are popular immunosuppressive drugs used to prevent or treat organ or bone-marrow allograft rejection, graft versus host disease, and autoimmune diseases. However, animal-derived glycoproteins are also strongly immunogenic and rabbit ATG induces serum sickness disease in almost all patients without additional immunosuppressive drugs, as seen in the START trial of ATG therapy in new-onset type 1 diabetes...
February 14, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198542/ceramide-synthase-2-facilitates-s1p-dependent-egress-of-thymocytes-into-the-circulation-in-mice
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Michael Rieck, Christiane Kremser, Katarzyna Jobin, Elisabeth Mettke, Christian Kurts, Markus Gräler, Klaus Willecke, Waldemar Kolanus
Well-defined gradients of the lipid mediator sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) direct chemotactic egress of mature thymocytes from the thymus into the circulation. Although it is known that these gradients result from low S1P levels in the thymic parenchyma and high S1P concentrations at the exit sites and in the plasma, the biochemical mechanisms that regulate these differential S1P levels remain unclear. Several studies demonstrated that ceramide synthase 2 (Cers2) regulates the levels of the S1P precursor sphingosine...
February 15, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198173/delphi-based-study-and-analysis-of-key-risk-factors-for-invasive-fungal-infection-in-haematological-patients
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L Vázquez, M Salavert, J Gayoso, M Lizasoaín, I Ruiz Camps, N Di Benedetto
OBJECTIVE: Mortality caused by invasive fungal infections due to filamentous fungi (IFI-FF) is high. Predisposing factors to IFI-FF are multiple and should be stratified. The objective of this study was to identify key risk factors for IFI-FF in onco-haematological patients in different clinical settings. METHODS: Prospective national Delphi study. Risk factors for IFI-FF in patients with onco-haematological diseases were identified by a systematic review of the literature...
February 14, 2017: Revista Española de Quimioterapia: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Quimioterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195210/cigarette-smoke-attenuates-phagocytic-ability-of-macrophages-through-down-regulating-milk-fat-globule-egf-factor-8-mfg-e8-expressions
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Yueqin Wang, Guangwei Luo, Jie Chen, Rui Jiang, Jianhua Zhu, Na Hu, Wei Huang, Guilian Cheng, Min Jia, Bingtao Su, Nian Zhang, Tianpen Cui
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the most common inflammatory diseases resulting from habitual smoking. Impaired clearance of apoptotic cell by airway macrophages contributes to lung inflammation. Milk fat globule-EGF factor 8 (MFG-E8), as a link between apoptotic cells and phagocytes, facilitates clearance of apoptotic cells and attenuates inflammation. We sought to investigate altered expression and potential role of MFG-E8 in COPD. In this study, apoptosis was increased and the level of MFG-E8 was decreased while HMGB1 expression was increased in lung tissues of CS-exposed mice...
February 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188820/involvement-of-adenosine-a3-receptors-in-the-chemotactic-navigation-of-macrophages-towards-apoptotic-cells
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Gergely Joós, Judit Jákim, Beáta Kiss, Regina Szamosi, Tamás Papp, Szabolcs Felszeghy, Tibor Sághy, Gábor Nagy, Zsuzsa Szondy
The first step in the clearance of apoptotic cells is chemotactic migration of macrophages towards the apoptotic cells guided by find-me signals provided by the dying cells. Upon sensing the chemotactic signals, macrophages release ATP. ATP is then degraded to ADP, AMP and adenosine to trigger purinergic receptors concentrated at the leading edge of the cell. Previous studies have shown that in addition to the chemotactic signals, this purinergic autocrine signaling is required to amplify and translate chemotactic signals into directional motility...
February 8, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182011/tak1-regulates-resident-macrophages-by-protecting-lysosomal-integrity
#10
Yosuke Sakamachi, Sho Morioka, September R Mihaly, Giichi Takaesu, Julie F Foley, Michael B Fessler, Jun Ninomiya-Tsuji
Hematopoietic cell survival and death is critical for development of a functional immune system. Here, we report that a protein kinase, TAK1, is selectively required for resident macrophage integrity during embryogenesis. Hematopoietic lineage-specific deletion of Tak1 gene (Tak1(HKO)) caused accumulation of cellular debris in the thymus in perinatal mice. Although no overt alteration in thymocytes and blood myeloid populations was observed in Tak1(HKO) mice, we found that thymic and lung macrophages were diminished...
February 9, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181505/parp-1-parp-2-double-deficiency-in-mouse-t-cells-results-in-faulty-immune-responses-and-t-lymphomas
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Judith Navarro, Beatriz Gozalbo-López, Andrea C Méndez, Françoise Dantzer, Valérie Schreiber, Carlos Martínez, David M Arana, Jordi Farrés, Beatriz Revilla-Nuin, María F Bueno, Coral Ampurdanés, Miguel A Galindo-Campos, Philip A Knobel, Sandra Segura-Bayona, Juan Martin-Caballero, Travis H Stracker, Pedro Aparicio, Margarita Del Val, José Yélamos
The maintenance of T-cell homeostasis must be tightly regulated. Here, we have identified a coordinated role of Poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase-1 (PARP-1) and PARP-2 in maintaining T-lymphocyte number and function. Mice bearing a T-cell specific deficiency of PARP-2 in a PARP-1-deficient background showed defective thymocyte maturation and diminished numbers of peripheral CD4(+) and CD8(+) T-cells. Meanwhile, peripheral T-cell number was not affected in single PARP-1 or PARP-2-deficient mice. T-cell lymphopenia was associated with dampened in vivo immune responses to synthetic T-dependent antigens and virus, increased DNA damage and T-cell death...
February 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179273/radiation-free-alternative-donor-hct-for-fanconi-anemia-patients-results-from-a-prospective-multi-institutional-study
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Parinda A Mehta, Stella M Davies, Thomas Leemhuis, Kasiani Myers, Nancy A Kernan, Susan E Prockop, Andromachi Scaradavou, Richard J O'Reilly, David A Williams, Leslie Lehmann, Eva Guinan, David Margolis, K Scott Baker, Adam Lane, Farid Boulad
Fanconi anemia (FA) is an inherited bone marrow failure syndrome characterized by chromosomal fragility, progressive marrow failure and cancer predisposition. Hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) is curative for FA-related marrow failure or leukemia, but both radiation exposure during transplant and graft-versus host disease (GVHD) may increase risk of later malignancies of the head and neck and anogenital area. In this study we tested a radiation-free conditioning regimen with a T-cell depleted graft to eliminate radiation exposure and minimize early as well as late toxicities of transplant...
February 8, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176796/depurinized-milk-downregulates-rat-thymus-myd88-akt-p38-function-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-mediated-inflammation-caspase-1-activity-but-not-the-endonuclease-pathway-in-vitro-in-vivo-study
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Gordana Kocic, Andrej Veljkovic, Hristina Kocic, Miodrag Colic, Dusan Mihajlovic, Katarina Tomovic, Svetlana Stojanovic, Andrija Smelcerovic
The aim of this study was the evaluation of 15 days dietary regimen of depurinized (DP) milk (obtained using our patented technological procedures) or 1.5% fat UHT milk instead of standard chow diet, on rat thymus and bone marrow MyD88/Akt/p38, NF-κB, caspase-1 and endonuclease pathways, in relation to peripheral blood cell composition. To determine whether the reduced mass of the thymus is a consequence of the direct effect of DP/UHT milk on apoptosis of thymocytes, in vitro Annexin-V-FITC/PI assay was performed...
February 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176354/pretreatment-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-with-leishmania-major-soluble-antigens-induce-anti-inflammatory-properties-in-mouse-peritoneal-macrophages
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Zahra Khosrowpour, Seyed Mahmoud Hashemi, Samira Mohammadi-Yeganeh, Sara Soudi
Recent studies have demonstrated the influential role of microbial stimulus in characteristics and immunomodulatory effects of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). Due to the migration of MSCs to infection site, it is of importance to understand the interaction of microbial ligands with MSCs in order to clarify the positive or negative role of MSCs in the control of infection. In this research, we assess leishmanial soluble antigen (LSA)-primed MSCs on macrophage immune responses to lipopolysaccharide (LPS). For this purpose, the effects of both conditioned media (CM) and cell-cell contact of LSA primed MSCs were determined on macrophage responses to LPS...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169418/allogeneic-transplantation-using-cd34-selected-peripheral-blood-progenitor-cells-combined-with-non-mobilized-donor-t%C3%A2-cells-for-refractory-severe-aplastic-anaemia
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Enkhtsetseg Purev, Xin Tian, Georg Aue, Jeremy Pantin, Phuong Vo, Reem Shalabi, Robert N Reger, Lisa Cook, Catalina Ramos, Elena Cho, Tat'yana Worthy, Hanh Khuu, David Stroncek, Neal S Young, Richard W Childs
Allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation is curative for severe aplastic anaemia (SAA) unresponsive to immunosuppressive therapy. To reduce chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), which occurs more frequently after peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) transplantation compared to bone-marrow transplantation (BMT), and to prevent graft rejection, we developed a novel partial T-cell depleted transplant that infuses high numbers of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor-mobilized CD34(+) selected PBSCs combined with a BMT-equivalent dose of non-mobilized donor T-cells...
February 7, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167451/immunoprotective-activity-and-antioxidant-properties-of-cactus-opuntia-ficus-indica-extract-against-chlorpyrifos-toxicity-in-rats
#16
Amani Smida, Saida Ncibi, Jihen Taleb, Anouar Ben Saad, Sana Ncib, Lazhar Zourgui
Opuntia ficus indica (family Cactaceae) is a typical Mediterranean plant, mainly used in food and traditional folk medicine. The present study was designed to evaluate the protective effect of Opuntia ficus indica extract against chlorpyrifos (CPF)-induced immunotoxicity in rats. The experimental animals consisted of four groups of Wistar rats (5-6 weeks old) of eight each: a control group, a group treated with CPF (10mg/kg), a group treated with Opuntia ficus indica extract (100mg/kg), and a group treated with cactus extract then treated with CPF...
February 3, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165662/flow-cytometric-characteristics-of-extrathymic-thymocytes-in-adenoid-tissue-a-case-report-and-comparison-to-normal-thymus-and-thymoma
#17
Ji Yuan, Vasantha L Gali, Deborah A Perry, Kai Fu, Hina Qureishi, Catalina Amador-Ortiz, Timothy Greiner, Samuel J Pirruccello
BACKGROUND: Normal thymocyte precursors in secondary lymphoid organs have previously been described. It is important to recognize normal thymocyte precursors by flow cytometry to differentiate them from T-cell lymphoblastic leukemia. METHODS: A 3-year-old boy status 2 years post-allogenic cardiac transplant underwent adenoidectomy to exclude post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder. Microscopic, immunohistochemical, and flow cytometry analyses of the adenoid were performed...
February 6, 2017: Cytometry. Part B, Clinical Cytometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164503/association-of-hla-types-with-non-specific-binding-of-negative-control-beads-in-luminex-panel-reactive-antibody-pra-screening-assay
#18
Nuri Lee, Hee Sue Park, Ji Won In, Eun Youn Roh, Sue Shin, Kyoung Un Park, Eun Young Song
BACKGROUND: Luminex panel reactive antibody (PRA) screening assays using microbeads are widely used for organ transplantation. Anti-HLA serum reactivity is calculated by correcting for non-specific binding to the negative control (NC) beads. High mean fluorescence intensity (MFI) value of NC beads are observed in some patients and can result in false negative results in the PRA screening assay. We analyzed the clinical characteristics and HLA types of those patients with high MFI values of NC beads...
January 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163708/loss-of-cd44-dim-expression-from-early-progenitor-cells-marks-t-cell-lineage-commitment-in-the-human-thymus
#19
Kirsten Canté-Barrett, Rui D Mendes, Yunlei Li, Eric Vroegindeweij, Karin Pike-Overzet, Tamara Wabeke, Anton W Langerak, Rob Pieters, Frank J T Staal, Jules P P Meijerink
Human T-cell development is less well studied than its murine counterpart due to the lack of genetic tools and the difficulty of obtaining cells and tissues. Here, we report the transcriptional landscape of 11 immature, consecutive human T-cell developmental stages. The changes in gene expression of cultured stem cells on OP9-DL1 match those of ex vivo isolated murine and human thymocytes. These analyses led us to define evolutionary conserved gene signatures that represent pre- and post-αβ T-cell commitment stages...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159903/cd31-a-valuable-marker-to-identify-early-and-late-stages-of-t-cell-differentiation-in-the-human-thymus
#20
Marc Douaisi, Rachel S Resop, Maho Nagasawa, Joshua Craft, Beth D Jamieson, Bianca Blom, Christel H Uittenbogaart
Although CD31 expression on human thymocytes has been reported, a detailed analysis of CD31 expression at various stages of T cell development in the human thymus is missing. In this study, we provide a global picture of the evolution of CD31 expression from the CD34(+) hematopoietic precursor to the CD45RA(+) mature CD4(+) and CD8(+) single-positive (SP) T cells. Using nine-color flow cytometry, we show that CD31 is highly expressed on CD34(+) progenitors and stays high until the early double-positive stage (CD3(-)CD4(+)CD8α(+)β(-))...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
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