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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636433/immunogenicity-of-ags-004-dendritic-cell-therapy-in-patients-treated-during-acute-hiv-infection
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Cynthia L Gay, Mark A DeBenedette, Irina Y Tcherepanova, Alicia Gamble, Whitney E Lewis, Anna B Cope, JoAnn D Kuruc, Kara S McGee, Mary F Kearney, John M Coffin, Nancie M Archin, Charles B Hicks, Joseph J Eron, Charles A Nicolette, David M Margolis
AGS-004 consists of matured autologous dendritic cells co-electroporated with in vitro transcribed RNA encoding autologous HIV antigens. In an open-label, single arm sub-study of AGS-004-003, AGS-004 was administered monthly to suppressed participants who started antiretroviral therapy (ART) during acute HIV infection. HIV-1 specific T cell responses were measured by multicolor flow cytometry after 3-4 doses. The frequency of resting CD4(+) T-cell infection (RCI) was measured by quantitative viral outgrowth assay...
June 21, 2017: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635960/somatic-mutations-in-clonally-expanded-cytotoxic-t-lymphocytes-in-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-rheumatoid-arthritis
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P Savola, T Kelkka, H L Rajala, A Kuuliala, K Kuuliala, S Eldfors, P Ellonen, S Lagström, M Lepistö, T Hannunen, E I Andersson, R K Khajuria, T Jaatinen, R Koivuniemi, H Repo, J Saarela, K Porkka, M Leirisalo-Repo, S Mustjoki
Somatic mutations contribute to tumorigenesis. Although these mutations occur in all proliferating cells, their accumulation under non-malignant conditions, such as in autoimmune disorders, has not been investigated. Here, we show that patients with newly diagnosed rheumatoid arthritis have expanded CD8+ T-cell clones; in 20% (5/25) of patients CD8+ T cells, but not CD4+ T cells, harbour somatic mutations. In healthy controls (n=20), only one mutation is identified in the CD8+ T-cell pool. Mutations exist exclusively in the expanded CD8+ effector-memory subset, persist during follow-up, and are predicted to change protein functions...
June 21, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634283/phase-ib-study-of-utomilumab-pf-05082566-a-4-1bb-cd137-agonist-in-combination-with-pembrolizumab-mk-3475-in-patients-with-advanced-solid-tumors
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Anthony W Tolcher, Mario Sznol, Siwen Hu-Lieskovan, Kyriakos P Papadopoulos, Amita Patnaik, Drew Rasco, Donna Di Gravio, Bo Huang, Dhiraj Gambhire, Ying Chen, Aron Thall, Nuzhat Pathan, Emmett V Schmidt, Laura Q M Chow
Purpose:  This phase Ib study (NCT02179918) evaluated the safety, antitumor activity, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics of utomilumab, a fully human IgG2 mAb agonist of the T-cell costimulatory receptor 4-1BB/CD137 in combination with the humanized, PD-1-blocking IgG4 mAb pembrolizumab in patients with advanced solid tumors. <p>Experimental Design:  Utomilumab (0.45-5.0 mg/kg) and pembrolizumab (2 mg/kg) were administered intravenously every 3 weeks. Utomilumab dose escalation was conducted using the time-to-event-continual reassessment method...
June 20, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630092/characterization-of-high-avidity-cytomegalovirus-specific-t-cells-with-differential-tetramer-binding-coappearing-after-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Justyna Ogonek, Kriti Verma, Christian Schultze-Florey, Pavankumar Varanasi, Susanne Luther, Patrick Schweier, Wolfgang Kühnau, Gudrun Göhring, Elke Dammann, Michael Stadler, Arnold Ganser, Ulrike Koehl, Christian Koenecke, Eva M Weissinger, Lothar Hambach
CMV reactivation is a major complication after allogeneic stem cell transplantation (SCT). Immune reconstitution of CMV-specific CTLs (CMV-CTLs) is essential for virus control. During CMV-CTL monitoring using mutated HLA/CMV tetramers selectively detecting high-avidity T cells, we observed coappearance of CMV-CTLs with low (CMV tet(low) CTLs) and high tetramer binding (CMV tet(high) CTLs) in 53/115 CMV IgG(+) patients stem cell transplanted from CMV IgG(+) donors. However, the relevance of these coappearing differentially tetramer binding ("dual") CMV-CTLs was unclear...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630090/t-cell-transcriptomes-from-paroxysmal-nocturnal-hemoglobinuria-patients-reveal-novel-signaling-pathways
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Kohei Hosokawa, Sachiko Kajigaya, Keyvan Keyvanfar, Wangmin Qiao, Yanling Xie, Danielle M Townsley, Xingmin Feng, Neal S Young
Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) is a rare acquired disorder originating from hematopoietic stem cells and is a life-threating disease characterized by intravascular hemolysis, bone marrow (BM) failure, and venous thrombosis. The etiology of PNH is a somatic mutation in the phosphatidylinositol glycan class A gene (PIG-A) on the X chromosome, which blocks synthesis of the glycolipid moiety and causes deficiency in GPI-anchored proteins. PNH is closely related to aplastic anemia, in which T cells mediate destruction of BM...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629751/unique-influenza-a-crossreactive-memory-cd8-tcr-repertoire-has-a-potential-to-protect-against-epstein-barr-virus-seroconversion
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Levi B Watkin, Rabinarayan Mishra, Anna Gil, Nuray Aslan, Dario Ghersi, Katherine Luzuriaga, Liisa K Selin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 16, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627655/elevated-expression-of-mir-155-is-associated-with-the-differentiation-of-cd8-t-cells-in-patients-with-hiv-1
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Changzhong Jin, Linfang Cheng, Xiangyun Lu, Tiansheng Xie, Haibo Wu, Nanping Wu
The differentiation and response ofCD8+ T cells is vital in host defense against human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1). MicroRNA (miR)‑155 is an important regulator of T cell differentiation. However, the profile of miR-155 in HIV‑1 infected individuals and its association with CD8+ T cell differentiation remain to be fully elucidated. The present cross‑sectional study was performed involving 63 HIV‑1‑infected patients undergoing highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), 31 HAART‑naïve patients and 35 healthy controls...
June 12, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625883/tcr-cd3-cd4-cd8-effector-t-cells-in-psoriasis
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D Brandt, M Sergon, S Abraham, K Mäbert, C M Hedrich
The autoimmune/inflammatory disorder psoriasis is characterized by keratinocyte proliferation and immune cell infiltration of the skin. TCR(+)CD3(+)CD4(-)CD8(-) "double negative" (DN) T cells can derive from CD8(+) T cells through the down-regulation of CD8. The inhibitory molecule programmed death (PD-)1 is expressed on activated T cells and plays a role in the maintenance of peripheral tolerance. A subset of DN T cells, characterized by the expression of PD-1, has recently been demonstrated to be self-reactive...
June 15, 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624961/phenotypic-and-functional-characterization-of-t-cells-in-white-matter-lesions-of-multiple-sclerosis-patients
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Gijsbert P van Nierop, Marvin M van Luijn, Samira S Michels, Marie-Jose Melief, Malou Janssen, Anton W Langerak, Werner J D Ouwendijk, Rogier Q Hintzen, Georges M G M Verjans
T cells are considered pivotal in the pathology of multiple sclerosis (MS), but their function and antigen specificity are unknown. To unravel the role of T cells in MS pathology, we performed a comprehensive analysis on T cells recovered from paired blood, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), normal-appearing white matter (NAWM) and white matter lesions (WML) from 27 MS patients with advanced disease shortly after death. The differentiation status of T cells in these compartments was determined by ex vivo flow cytometry and immunohistochemistry...
June 17, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620836/sox2-immunity-and-tissue-resident-memory-in-children-and-young-adults-with-glioma
#10
Juan C Vasquez, Anita Huttner, Lin Zhang, Asher Marks, Amy Chan, Joachim M Baehring, Kristopher T Kahle, Kavita M Dhodapkar
Therapies targeting immune checkpoints are effective in tumors with a high mutation burden that express multiple neo-antigens. However, glial tumors including those seen in children carry fewer mutations and there is an unmet need to identify new antigenic targets of anti-tumor immunity. SOX2 is an embryonal stem cell antigen implicated in the biology of glioma initiating cells. Expression of SOX2 by pediatric glial tumors and the capacity of the immune system in these patients to recognize SOX2 has not been previously studied...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616771/androgen-supplementation-improves-some-but-not-all-aspects-of-immune-senescence-in-aged-male-macaques
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Maham Rais, Randall M Wilson, Henryk F Urbanski, Ilhem Messaoudi
Aging leads to a progressive decline in immune function commonly referred to as immune senescence, which results in increased incidence and severity of infection. In addition, older males experience a significant disruption in their levels of circulating androgens, notably testosterone and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), which has been linked to sarcopenia, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. Since sex steroid levels modulate immune function, it is possible that the age-related decline in androgen levels can also affect immune senescence...
June 14, 2017: GeroScience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615225/enhanced-therapeutic-efficacy-and-memory-of-tumor-specific-cd8-t-cells-by-ex-vivo-pi3k-%C3%AE-inhibition
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Rasha Abu-Eid, Shamim Ahmad, Yuan Lin, Mason Webb, Zuzana Berrong, Rajeev K Shrimali, Takumi Kumai, Sudha Ananth, Paulo C Rodriguez, Esteban Celis, John E Janik, Mikayel Mkrtichyan, Samir N Khleif
Inhibition of specific Akt isoforms in CD8+ T cells promotes favored differentiation into memory versus effector cells, the former of which are superior in mediating anti-tumor immunity. In this study, we investigated the role of upstream PI3K isoforms in CD8+ T cell differentiation and assessed the potential use of PI3K isoform-specific inhibitors to favorably condition CD8+ T cells for adoptive cell therapy. The phenotype and proliferative ability of tumor antigen specific CD8+ T cells was assessed in the presence of PI3K-α, -β, or -δ inhibitors...
June 14, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611473/apc-targeted-proinsulin-expression-inactivates-insulin-specific-memory-cd8-t-cells-in-nod-mice
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Peta Ls Reeves, Rajeev Rudraraju, Xiao Liu, F Susan Wong, Emma E Hamilton-Williams, Raymond J Steptoe
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) results from T-cell mediated autoimmune destruction of pancreatic β cells. Effector T-cell responses emerge early in disease development and expand as disease progresses. Following β cell destruction, a long-lived T-cell memory is generated that represents a barrier to islet transplantation and other cellular insulin-replacement therapies. Development of effective immunotherapies that control or ablate β cell destructive effector and memory T cell responses has the potential to prevent disease progression and recurrence...
June 14, 2017: Immunology and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607914/reconstitution-of-adaptive-immunity-after-umbilical-cord-blood-transplantation-impact-on-infectious-complications
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Sophie Servais, Muriel Hannon, Régis Peffault de Latour, Gérard Socie, Yves Beguin
In comparison with allogeneic stem cell transplantation (alloHSCT) with other stem cell sources, umbilical cord blood transplantation (UCBT) was traditionally associated with increased risk of infections, particularly during the first 3 months after transplantation. Longitudinal studies of immune monitoring reported peculiar patterns of T- and B-cell recovery in the peripheral blood of UCB recipients during the first months post-transplantation. Overall, current data suggest delayed reconstitution of naive and memory CD4(+) and CD8(+) T-cell pools after UCBT...
2017: Stem Cell Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607114/varicella-zoster-virus-specific-cellular-immune-responses-to-the-live-attenuated-zoster-vaccine-in-young-and-older-adults
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Adriana Weinberg, Jennifer Canniff, Nadine Rouphael, Aneesh Mehta, Mark Mulligan, Jennifer A Whitaker, Myron J Levin
The incidence and severity of herpes zoster (HZ) increases with age. The live attenuated zoster vaccine generates immune responses similar to HZ. We compared the immune responses to zoster vaccine in young and older to adults to increase our understanding of the immune characteristics that may contribute to the increased susceptibility to HZ in older adults. Young (25-40 y; n = 25) and older (60-80 y; n = 33) adults had similar magnitude memory responses to varicella-zoster virus (VZV) ex vivo restimulation measured by responder cell-frequency and flow cytometry, but the responses were delayed in older compared with young adults...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606939/transcriptional-and-epigenetic-regulation-of-t-cell-hyporesponsiveness
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REVIEW
Renata M Pereira, Patrick G Hogan, Anjana Rao, Gustavo J Martinez
Naive CD8(+) T cells differentiate into effector and memory cytolytic T cells (CTLs) during an acute infection. In contrast, in scenarios of persistent antigen stimulation, such as chronic infections and cancer, antigen-specific CTLs show a gradual decrease in effector function, a phenomenon that has been termed CD8(+) T cell "exhaustion" or "dysfunction." Another hyporesponsive state, termed anergy, is observed when T cells are activated in the absence of positive costimulatory signals. Among the many negative regulators induced in hyporesponsive T cells are inhibitory cell-surface receptors, such as PD-1, LAG-3, CTLA-4, and TIM-3; "checkpoint blockade" therapies that involve treatment of patients with cancer with blocking antibodies to those receptors show considerable promise in the clinic because the blocking antibodies can mitigate hyporesponsiveness and promote tumor rejection...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604916/interpreting-lymphocyte-reconstitution-data-from-the-pivotal-phase-3-trials-of-alemtuzumab
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David Baker, Samuel S Herrod, Cesar Alvarez-Gonzalez, Gavin Giovannoni, Klaus Schmierer
Importance: Alemtuzumab, a CD52-depleting monoclonal antibody, effectively inhibits relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS) but is associated with a high incidence of secondary B-cell autoimmunities that limit use. These effects may be avoided through control of B-cell hyperproliferation. Objective: To investigate whether the data describing the effect of alemtuzumab on lymphocyte subsets collected during the phase 3 trial program reveal mechanisms explaining efficacy and the risk for secondary autoimmunity with treatment of MS...
June 12, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593077/alteration-in-leukocyte-subsets-and-expressions-of-fc%C3%AE-r-and-complement-receptors-among-female-ragpickers-in-eastern-india
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Nandan K Mondal, Shabana Siddique, Madhuchanda Banerjee, Sanghita Roychoudhury, Sayali Mukherjee, Mark S Slaughter, Twisha Lahiri, Manas R Ray
BACKGROUND: There are a million ragpickers in India who gather and trade recyclable municipal solid wastes materials for a living. The objective of this study was to examine whether their occupation adversely affects their immunity. METHODS: Seventy-four women ragpickers (median age, 30 years) and 65 age-matched control housemaids were enrolled. Flow cytometry was used to measure leukocyte subsets, and leukocyte expressions of Fcγ receptor I (CD64), FcγRIII (CD16), complement receptor 1 (CD35) and CR3 (CD11b/CD18), and CD14...
June 2017: Safety and Health At Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591258/immune-development-in-hiv-exposed-uninfected-children-born-to-hiv-infected-women
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Maristela Miyamoto, Aída F T B Gouvêa, Erika Ono, Regina Célia M Succi, Savita Pahwa, Maria Isabel de Moraes-Pinto
Immunological and clinical findings suggestive of some immune dysfunction have been reported among HIV-exposed uninfected (HEU) children and adolescents. Whether these defects are persistent or transitory is still unknown. HEU pediatric population at birth, 12 months, 6-12 years were evaluated in comparison to healthy age-matched HIV-unexposed controls. Plasma levels of LPS, sCD14, cytokines, lymphocyte immunophenotyping and T-cell receptor excision circles (TREC) were assessed. HEU and controls had similar LPS levels, which remained low from birth to 6-12 years; for plasma sCD14, IL-2, IL-6, IL-7, IL-10, IL-12p70, IL-13, IL-17, IFN-γ, TNF-α, G-CSF, GM-CSF and MCP-1, which increased from birth to 12 months and then decreased at 6-12 years; and for TREC/106 PBMC at birth in HEU and controls...
June 1, 2017: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586095/cmv-drives-the-expansion-of-highly-functional-memory-t-cells-expressing-nk-cell-receptors-in-renal-transplant-recipients
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Nandina Makwana, Bree Foley, Sonia Fernandez, Silvia Lee, Ashley Irish, Hanspeter Pircher, Patricia Price
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common opportunistic infection encountered in renal transplant recipients (RTRs) and may be reactivated without symptoms at any time post-transplant. We describe how active and latent CMV affect T-cell subsets in RTRs who are stable on maintenance therapy. T-cell responses to CMV were assessed in RTRs (n = 54) >2 years post-transplant, and healthy controls (n = 38). Seven RTRs had CMV DNA detectable in plasma. CMV antibody and DNA aligned with increased proportions of CD8+ T cells and reduced CD4/CD8 ratios...
June 6, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
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