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Almin I Lalani, Sining Zhu, Samantha Gokhale, Juan Jin, Ping Xie
Purpose of Review: This review presents an overview of the current knowledge of TRAF molecules in inflammation with an emphasis on available human evidence and direct in vivo evidence of mouse models that demonstrate the contribution of TRAF molecules in the pathogenesis of inflammatory diseases. Recent Findings: The tumor necrosis factor receptor (TNF-R)-associated factor (TRAF) family of cytoplasmic proteins was initially identified as signaling adaptors that bind directly to the intracellular domains of receptors of the TNF-R superfamily...
February 2018: Current Pharmacology Reports
Kyung-Ah Lee, Kyu-Chan Cho, Boram Kim, In-Hwan Jang, Kibum Nam, Young Eun Kwon, Myungjin Kim, Do Young Hyeon, Daehee Hwang, Jae-Hong Seol, Won-Jae Lee
DUOX, a member of the NADPH oxidase family, acts as the first line of defense against enteric pathogens by producing microbicidal reactive oxygen species. DUOX is activated upon enteric infection, but the mechanisms regulating DUOX activity remain incompletely understood. Using Drosophila genetic tools, we show that enteric infection results in "pro-catabolic" signaling that initiates metabolic reprogramming of enterocytes toward lipid catabolism, which ultimately governs DUOX homeostasis. Infection induces signaling cascades involving TRAF3 and kinases AMPK and WTS, which regulate TOR kinase to control the balance of lipogenesis versus lipolysis...
February 8, 2018: Cell Host & Microbe
Jonathon H Gralewski, Ginell R Post, Frits van Rhee, Youzhong Yuan
BACKGROUND: Plasma cell myeloma (PCM) is a neoplasm of terminally differentiated B lymphocytes with molecular heterogeneity. Although therapy-related myeloid neoplasms are common in plasma cell myeloma patients after chemotherapy, transdifferentiation of plasma cell myeloma into myeloid neoplasms has not been reported in literature. Here we report a very rare case of myeloid neoplasm transformed from plasma cell myeloma. CASE PRESENTATION: A 60-year-old man with a history of plasma cell myeloma with IGH-MAF gene rearrangement and RAS/RAF mutations developed multiple soft tissue lesions one year following melphalan-based chemotherapy and autologous stem cell transplant...
February 20, 2018: Diagnostic Pathology
Guomu Liu, Xiaoyu Zhai, Hongyue Zhou, Xiaoyu Yang, Nannan Zhang, Guixiang Tai, Weihua Ni
Our previous study demonstrated that maltose-binding protein (MBP) activated Th1 through the TLR2-mediated MyD88-dependent pathway and the TLR4-mediated TRIF-dependent pathway. The combination of MBP and BCG synergistically induced Th1 activation, and the TLR2/9-mediated MyD88-dependent pathway is involved in this process. To further explore this mechanism, we stimulated purified mouse CD4 + T cells with MBP and BCG in vitro. The results demonstrated that MBP combined with BCG synergistically increased IFN-γ production and TLR2/4/9 expression, suggesting the involvement of TLR2/4/9 in the combination-induced Th1 activation...
February 12, 2018: Cellular Immunology
Yuena Sun, Jingjing Han, Qing Chu, Xuezhu Liu, Tianjun Xu
microRNAs (miRNAs) are endogenous small non-coding RNAs that participate in the regulation of various biological processes. A series of microRNAs have been shown to be important regulators of both innate and adaptive immune responses, including RIG-I signaling pathway. In this study, we evaluated the regulation role of miR-210 in the RLRs signaling pathway of miiuy croaker. Upon poly(I:C) stimulation, the expression of miR-210 in both miiuy croaker spleen tissues and macrophages were significantly upregulated...
February 3, 2018: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
Wanwan Zhang, Peng Jia, Wei Liu, Yunlong Li, Meisheng Yi, Kuntong Jia
Tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated factor 3 (TRAF3) is a multifunctional regulator implicated in both bacterial defense and antiviral immunity. Here, a TRAF3 gene from the seawater fish sea perch, designated as LjTRAF3, was characterized. The full-length cDNA of LjTRAF3 was 2972 bp including a 5' untranslated region (UTR) of 243 bp, a 3'UTR of 941 bp and a putative open reading frame of 1608 bp encoding a putative protein of 536 amino acid. The deduced LjTRAF3 protein contained a RING finger, two zinc fingers, a coiled-coil, and a meprin and TRAF-C homology domain...
January 30, 2018: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
Xiaoyu Tang, Lingling Zhang, Wei Wei
B cell activating factor (BAFF) is an important cytokine for the maintenance of B cell development, survival and homeostasis. BAFF/BAFF-R could directly activate nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) pathway. Tumour necrosis factor receptor-associated factors (TRAFs) are key regulatory proteins in NF-κB signaling pathways. TRAF1 enhances the activation of tumor necrosis factor receptor 2 (TNF-R2) induced by NF-κB. TRAF2 and TRAF3 signal adapters act cooperatively to control the maturation and survival signals mediated by BAFF receptor...
January 25, 2018: Immunology Letters
Alicia M Wallis, Gail A Bishop
This brief review presents current understanding of how the signaling adapter protein TRAF3 can both induce and block inhibitory signaling pathways in B and T lymphocytes, via association with kinases and phosphatases, and subsequent regulation of their localization within the cell. In B lymphocytes, signaling through the interleukin 6 receptor (IL-6R) induces association of TRAF3 with IL-6R-associated JAK1, to which TRAF3 recruits the phosphatase PTPN22 (protein tyrosine phosphatase number 22) to dephosphorylate JAK1 and STAT3, inhibiting IL-6R signaling...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
Jian Song, Xin Han, You-Li Yao, Ya-Mei Li, Jing Zhang, Dan-Yang Shao, Li-Shuang Hou, Ying Fan, Shun-Zong Song, Li-Hua Lian, Ji-Xing Nan, Yan-Ling Wu
OBJECTIVES: In alcoholic liver disease, alcohol and lipopolysaccharide (LPS) are major stimulation factors of hepatic lipogenesis. Our objective was to determine the protective mechanism of acanthoic acid (AA) in EtOH- and LPS-induced hepatic lipogenesis. METHODS: HSC-T6 cells were treated with ethanol (200 mm) plus LPS (1 μg/ml) for 1 h, followed by AA (10 or 20 μm) for another 6 h. C57BL/6 mice were pretreated with of AA (20 and 40 mg/kg) or equal volume of saline and then exposed to three doses of ethanol (5 g/kg body weight) within 24 h...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Pradeep Bangalore-Prakash, Laura L Stunz, Nurbek Mambetsariev, Amy L Whillock, Bruce S Hostager, Gail A Bishop
Loss-of-function mutations in genes encoding the signaling protein tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated factor 3 (TRAF3) are commonly found in human B-cell malignancies, especially multiple myeloma and B-cell lymphoma (BCL). B-cell TRAF3 deficiency results in enhanced cell survival, elevated activation receptor signaling, and increased activity of certain transcriptional pathways regulating expression of prosurvival proteins. A recent analysis of TRAF3 protein staining of ∼300 human BCL tissue samples revealed that a higher proportion of samples expressing the oncogenic Epstein-Barr virus-encoded protein latent membrane protein 1 (LMP1) showed low/negative TRAF3 staining than predicted...
December 26, 2017: Blood Advances
Feng Guan, Liang Wang, Shuyu Hao, Zhen Wu, Jian Bai, Zhuang Kang, Quan Zhou, Hong Chang, Hui Yin, Da Li, Kaibin Tian, Junpeng Ma, Guijun Zhang, Junting Zhang
Retinol dehydrogenase-10 (RDH10) is a member of the short-chain dehydrogenase/reductase family, which plays an important role in retinoic acid (RA) synthesis. Here, we show that RDH10 is highly expressed in human gliomas, and its expression correlates with tumor grade and patient survival times. In vitro, lentivirus-mediated shRNA knockdown of RDH10 suppressed glioma cell proliferation, survival, and invasiveness and cell cycle progression. In vivo, RDH10 knockdown reduced glioma growth in nude mice. Microarray analysis revealed that RDH10 silencing reduces expression of TNFRSF12A (Fn14), TNFSF12 (TWEAK), TRAF3, IKBKB (IKK-β), and BMPR2, while it increases expression of TRAF1, NFKBIA (IκBα), NFKBIE (IκBε), and TNFAIP3...
December 1, 2017: Oncotarget
Ismael Obaidi, Michael Higgins, Bojlul Bahar, Jessica L Davis, Tara McMorrow
BACKGROUND: Potassium bromate (KBrO3), a food additive, has been used in many bakery products as an oxidizing agent. It has been shown to induce renal cancer in many in-vitro and in-vivo experimental models Objectives: This study evaluated the carcinogenic potential of potassium bromate (KBrO3) and the chemopreventive mechanisms of the anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory phytochemical, curcumin against KBrO3-induced carcinogenicity Method: Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) cytotoxicity assay and morphological characteristics were used to assess curcumin's cytoprotective potential against KBrO3 toxicity...
December 26, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
Ryan D Molony, Jenny T Nguyen, Yong Kong, Ruth R Montgomery, Albert C Shaw, Akiko Iwasaki
Adults older than 65 account for most of the deaths caused by respiratory influenza A virus (IAV) infections, but the underlying mechanisms for this susceptibility are poorly understood. IAV RNA is detected by the cytosolic sensor retinoic acid-inducible gene I (RIG-I), which induces the production of type I interferons (IFNs) that curtail the spread of the virus and promote the elimination of infected cells. We have previously identified a marked defect in the IAV-inducible secretion of type I IFNs, but not proinflammatory cytokines, in monocytes from older (>65 years) healthy human donors...
December 12, 2017: Science Signaling
Zhe Zhu, Binbin Li, Yue Wu, Xiao Wang, GanZhen Deng
Interferon-τ (IFN-τ) signals pregnancy recognition in ruminants. We investigated the effects of IFN-τ produced by embryo trophoblastic cells (ETCs) on expression of bovine leukocyte antigen-I (BoLA-I), a bovine analogue of human MHC-I, in endometrial luminal epithelial cells (EECs) during early pregnancy in dairy cows. Expression of IFN-τ and BoLA-I was increased in endometrial tissues during early pregnancy. Expression of the anti-inflammatory cytokine IL-10 was increased in endometrial tissues, while expression of the pro-inflammatory cytokine IL-6 was decreased, indicating immunosuppression...
November 10, 2017: Oncotarget
Rui Zhang, Guoying Zhang, Binggang Xiang, Xiaofeng Chen, Lijang Tang, Shaojun Shi, Yani Liu, Xun Ai, Ping Xie, Zhenyu Li
CD40 ligand (CD40L), a member of the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) superfamily, binds to CD40, leading to many effects depending on target cell type. Platelets express CD40L and are a major source of soluble CD40L. CD40L has been shown to potentiate platelet activation and thrombus formation, involving both CD40-dependent and -independent mechanisms. A family of proteins called TNF receptor associated factors (TRAFs) plays key roles in mediating CD40L-CD40 signaling. Platelets express several TRAFs. It has been shown that TRAF2 plays a role in CD40L-mediated platelet activation...
December 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
Guangyong Wu, Devin W McBride, John H Zhang
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Ischemic stroke activates Toll-like receptors (TLRs), triggering rapid inflammatory cytokine production. Axl signaling has multiple roles, including regulating cytokine secretion, clearing apoptotic cells, and maintaining cell survival, however, its role in inflammation after ischemic stroke has not been examined. We hypothesized that activation of Axl by recombinant Growth-arrest-specific protein 6 (rGas6) attenuates neuroinflammation by inhibiting the TLR/TRAF/NF-κB pathway after middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) in rats...
February 2018: Neurobiology of Disease
Xiao-Xia Zhang, Qiao-Feng Wu, Yun-Liang Yan, Feng-Ling Zhang
OBJECTIVE: The Shixiangru (Mosla chinensis Maxim) total flavonoids (STF) mainly contain luteolin and apigenin. The study aims to examine the inhibitory effects of STF on anti-H1N1 influenza virus and its related molecular mechanisms in pneumonia mice. METHODS: The viral pneumonia mice were treated with Ribavirin or various doses of STF. We observed histological changes of lung by immunohistochemistry and measured lung index to value anti-influenza virus effects of STF...
February 2018: Inflammation Research: Official Journal of the European Histamine Research Society ... [et Al.]
Shin-Ichiroh Saitoh, Fumiko Abe, Atsuo Kanno, Natsuko Tanimura, Yoshiko Mori Saitoh, Ryutaro Fukui, Takuma Shibata, Katsuaki Sato, Takeshi Ichinohe, Mayumi Hayashi, Kazuishi Kubota, Hiroko Kozuka-Hata, Masaaki Oyama, Yorifumi Kikko, Toshiaki Katada, Kenji Kontani, Kensuke Miyake
Plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDC) sense viral RNA through toll-like receptor 7 (TLR7), form self-adhesive pDC-pDC clusters, and produce type I interferons. This cell adhesion enhances type I interferon production, but little is known about the underlying mechanisms. Here we show that MyD88-dependent TLR7 signaling activates CD11a/CD18 integrin to induce microtubule elongation. TLR7(+) lysosomes then become linked with these microtubules through the GTPase Arl8b and its effector SKIP/Plekhm2, resulting in perinuclear to peripheral relocalization of TLR7...
November 17, 2017: Nature Communications
Alice C Newman, Alain J Kemp, Yvette Drabsch, Christian Behrends, Simon Wilkinson
Macroautophagy can regulate cell signalling and tumorigenesis via elusive molecular mechanisms. We establish a RAS mutant cancer cell model where the autophagy gene ATG5 is dispensable in A549 cells in vitro, yet promotes tumorigenesis in mice. ATG5 represses transcriptional activation by the TGFβ-SMAD gene regulatory pathway. However, autophagy does not terminate cytosolic signal transduction by TGFβ. Instead, we use proteomics to identify selective degradation of the signalling scaffold TRAF3. TRAF3 autophagy is driven by RAS and results in activation of the NF-κB family member RELB...
November 16, 2017: Nature Communications
Mallenahally Kusha Vidya, V Girish Kumar, Veerasamy Sejian, Madiajagan Bagath, Govindan Krishnan, Raghavendra Bhatta
This review attempts to cover the implication of the toll-like receptors (TLRs) in controlling immune functions with emphasis on their significance, function, regulation and expression patterns. The tripartite TLRs are type I integral transmembrane receptors that are involved in recognition and conveying of pathogens to the immune system. These paralogs are located on cell surfaces or within endosomes. The TLRs are found to be functionally involved in the recognition of self and non-self-antigens, maturation of DCs and initiation of antigen-specific adaptive immune responses as they bridge the innate and adaptive immunity...
October 13, 2017: International Reviews of Immunology
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