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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350886/the-cell-biology-and-molecular-genetics-of-m%C3%A3-llerian-duct-development
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Zahida Yesmin Roly, Brendan Backhouse, Andrew Cutting, Tiong Yang Tan, Andrew H Sinclair, Katie L Ayers, Andrew T Major, Craig A Smith
The Müllerian ducts are part of the embryonic urogenital system. They give rise to mature structures that serve a critical function in the transport and development of the oocyte and/or embryo. In most vertebrates, both sexes initially develop Müllerian ducts during embryogenesis, but they regress in males under the influence of testis-derived Anti-Müllerian Hormone (AMH). A number of regulatory factors have been shown to be essential for proper duct development, including Bmp and Wnt signaling molecules, together with homeodomain transcription factors such as PAX2 and LIM1...
January 19, 2018: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349763/immune-checkpoint-blockade-for-breast-cancer
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April Swoboda, Rita Nanda
An effective antitumor immune response requires interaction between cells of the adaptive and innate immune system. Three key elements are required: generation of activated tumor-directed T cells, infiltration of activated T cells into the tumor microenvironment, and killing of tumor cells by activated T cells. Tumor immune evasion can occur as a result of the disruption of each of these three key T cell activities, resulting in three distinct cancer-immune phenotypes. The immune inflamed phenotype, characterized by the presence of a robust tumor immune infiltrate, suggests impaired activated T cell killing of tumor cells related to the presence of inhibitory factors...
2018: Cancer Treatment and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349658/the-il-10-producing-regulatory-b-cells-b10-cells-and-regulatory-t-cell-subsets-in-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder
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Eun Bin Cho, Hye-Jin Cho, Jin Myoung Seok, Ju-Hong Min, Eun-Suk Kang, Byoung Joon Kim
B cells contribute to the pathogenesis of neuromyelitis optica (NMO) by producing Aquaporin 4-specific autoantibodies (AQP4-ab); on the other hand, there are certain B cells that suppress immune responses by producing regulatory cytokines, such as IL-10. In this study, we investigated the presence of IL-10-producing Breg cells among lymphocyte subsets. Twenty-two seropositive NMO spectrum disorder (NMOSD) patients (29 samples) and 13 healthy controls (HCs) (14 samples) were enrolled. All NMOSD patients have received one or more immunosuppressive drugs...
January 19, 2018: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348685/overexpression-of-adhesion-molecules-and-barrier-molecules-is-associated-with-differential-infiltration-of-immune-cells-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Young Kwang Chae, Wooyoung M Choi, William H Bae, Jonathan Anker, Andrew A Davis, Sarita Agte, Wade T Iams, Marcelo Cruz, Maria Matsangou, Francis J Giles
Immunotherapy is emerging as a promising option for lung cancer treatment. Various endothelial adhesion molecules, such as integrin and selectin, as well as various cellular barrier molecules such as desmosome and tight junctions, regulate T-cell infiltration in the tumor microenvironment. However, little is known regarding how these molecules affect immune cells in patients with lung cancer. We demonstrated for the first time that overexpression of endothelial adhesion molecules and cellular barrier molecule genes was linked to differential infiltration of particular immune cells in non-small cell lung cancer...
January 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348660/generation-and-characterization-of-alloantigen-specific-regulatory-t-cells-for-clinical-transplant-tolerance
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James M Mathew, Jessica H Voss, Scott T McEwen, Iwona Konieczna, Arjun Chakraborty, Xuemei Huang, Jie He, Lorenzo Gallon, Richard S Kornbluth, Joseph R Leventhal
Donor-specific CD4+CD127-CD25+FOXP3+ regulatory T cells (AgTregs) have the potential to induce clinical transplant tolerance; however, their expansion ex vivo remains challenging. We optimized a novel expansion protocol to stimulate donor-specific Tregs using soluble 4-trimer CD40 ligand (CD40L)-activated donor B cells that expressed mature antigen-presenting cell markers. This avoided the use of CD40L-expressing stimulator cells that might otherwise result in potential cellular contamination. Purified allogeneic "recipient" CD4+CD25+ Tregs were stimulated on days 0 and 7 with expanded "donor" B cells in the presence of IL-2, TGFβ and sirolimus (SRL)...
January 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347949/effects-of-surgery-and-anesthetic-choice-on-immunosuppression-and-cancer-recurrence
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REVIEW
Ryungsa Kim
BACKGROUND: The relationship between surgery and anesthetic-induced immunosuppression and cancer recurrence remains unresolved. Surgery and anesthesia stimulate the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and sympathetic nervous system (SNS) to cause immunosuppression through several tumor-derived soluble factors. The potential impact of surgery and anesthesia on cancer recurrence was reviewed to provide guidance for cancer surgical treatment. METHODS: PubMed was searched up to December 31, 2016 using search terms such as, "anesthetic technique and cancer recurrence," "regional anesthesia and cancer recurrence," "local anesthesia and cancer recurrence," "anesthetic technique and immunosuppression," and "anesthetic technique and oncologic surgery...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346764/sgk1-governs-the-reciprocal-development-of-th17-and-regulatory-t-cells
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Chuan Wu, Zuojia Chen, Sheng Xiao, Theresa Thalhamer, Asaf Madi, Timothy Han, Vijay Kuchroo
A balance between Th17 and regulatory T (Treg) cells is critical for immune homeostasis and tolerance. Our previous work has shown Serum- and glucocorticoid-induced kinase 1 (SGK1) is critical for the development and function of Th17 cells. Here, we show that SGK1 restrains the function of Treg cells and reciprocally regulates development of Th17/Treg balance. SGK1 deficiency leads to protection against autoimmunity and enhances self-tolerance by promoting Treg cell development and disarming Th17 cells. Treg cell-specific deletion of SGK1 results in enhanced Treg cell-suppressive function through preventing Foxo1 out of the nucleus, thereby promoting Foxp3 expression by binding to Foxp3 CNS1 region...
January 16, 2018: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346656/host-responses-to-intestinal-nematodes
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Koubun Yasuda, Kenji Nakanishi
Helminth infection remains common in developing countries, where residents who suffer from the consequences of such infections can develop serious physical and mental disorders and often persist in the face of serious economic problems. Intestinal nematode infection induces the development of Th2-type immune responses including the B cell IgE response; additionally, this infection induces an increase in the numbers and activation of various types of effector cells, such as mast cells, eosinophils and basophils, as well as the induction of goblet cell hyperplasia, antimicrobial peptide production and smooth muscle contraction, all of which contribute to expel nematodes...
January 13, 2018: International Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346571/natural-course-of-htlv-1-proviral-dna-levels-in-carriers-during-pregnancy
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Naoki Fuchi, Kiyonori Miura, Takashi Tsukiyama, Daisuke Sasaki, Kaori Ishihara, Kazuto Tsuruda, Hiroo Hasegawa, Shoko Miura, Katsumi Yanagihara, Hideaki Masuzaki
The measurement of human T-cell leukemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1) proviral DNA levels using polymerase chain reaction has been beneficial for confirming HTLV-1 infection during pregnancy. However, the influence of pregnancy on HTLV-1 infection and proviral DNA levels among pregnant women with HTLV-1 has not been clarified. We prospectively gathered blood samples from 36 pregnant women who were previously diagnosed as HTLV-1 carriers and sequentially measured their proviral DNA levels. The HTLV-1 proviral DNA levels remained in a plateau during pregnancy but were elevated after delivery...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346347/cd103-cd11b-mucosal-classical-dendritic-cells-initiate-long-term-switched-antibody-responses-to-flagellin
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A Flores-Langarica, K Müller Luda, E K Persson, C N Cook, S Bobat, J L Marshall, M W Dahlgren, K Hägerbrand, K M Toellner, M D Goodall, D R Withers, I R Henderson, B Johansson Lindbom, A F Cunningham, W W Agace
Antibody responses induced at mucosal and nonmucosal sites demonstrate a significant level of autonomy. Here, we demonstrate a key role for mucosal interferon regulatory factor-4 (IRF4)-dependent CD103+CD11b+ (DP), classical dendritic cells (cDCs) in the induction of T-dependent immunoglobulin G (IgG) and immunoglobulin A (IgA) responses in the mesenteric lymph node (MLN) following systemic immunization with soluble flagellin (sFliC). In contrast, IRF8-dependent CD103+CD11b- (SP) are not required for these responses...
December 20, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346345/the-cytosolic-sensor-sting-is-required-for-intestinal-homeostasis-and-control-of-inflammation
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M C C Canesso, L Lemos, T C Neves, F M Marim, T B R Castro, É S Veloso, C P Queiroz, J Ahn, H C Santiago, F S Martins, J Alves-Silva, E Ferreira, D C Cara, A T Vieira, G N Barber, S C Oliveira, A M C Faria
STING (stimulator of interferon genes) is a cytosolic sensor for cyclic dinucleotides and also an adaptor molecule for intracellular DNA receptors. Although STING has important functions in the host defense against pathogens and in autoimmune diseases, its physiological relevance in intestinal homeostasis is largely unknown. In this study, we show that STING-/- mice presented defective protective mechanisms of intestinal mucosa, including decreased number of goblet cells, diminished mucus production, and lower levels of secretory IgA, when compared with wild-type (WT) mice...
December 20, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346320/c-phycocyanin-and-phycocyanobilin-as-remyelination-therapies-for-enhancing-recovery-in-multiple-sclerosis-and-ischemic-stroke-a-preclinical-perspective
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Giselle Pentón-Rol, Javier Marín-Prida, Viviana Falcón-Cama
Myelin loss has a crucial impact on behavior disabilities associated to Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Ischemic Stroke (IS). Although several MS therapies are approved, none of them promote remyelination in patients, limiting their ability for chronic recovery. With no available therapeutic options, enhanced demyelination in stroke survivors is correlated with a poorer behavioral recovery. Here, we show the experimental findings of our group and others supporting the remyelinating effects of C-Phycocyanin (C-PC), the main biliprotein of Spirulina platensis and its linked tetrapyrrole Phycocyanobilin (PCB), in models of these illnesses...
January 18, 2018: Behavioral Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346274/irf4-mediates-the-oncogenic-effects-of-stat3-in-anaplastic-large-cell-lymphomas
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Cecilia Bandini, Aldi Pupuleku, Elisa Spaccarotella, Elisa Pellegrino, Rui Wang, Nicoletta Vitale, Carlotta Duval, Daniela Cantarella, Andrea Rinaldi, Paolo Provero, Ferdinando Di Cunto, Enzo Medico, Francesco Bertoni, Giorgio Inghirami, Roberto Piva
Systemic anaplastic large cell lymphomas (ALCL) are a category of T-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphomas which can be divided into anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) positive and ALK negative subgroups, based on ALK gene rearrangements. Among several pathways aberrantly activated in ALCL, the constitutive activation of signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) is shared by all ALK positive ALCL and has been detected in a subgroup of ALK negative ALCL. To discover essential mediators of STAT3 oncogenic activity that may represent feasible targets for ALCL therapies, we combined gene expression profiling analysis and RNA interference functional approaches...
January 18, 2018: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346060/a-combination-with-probiotic-complex-zinc-and-coenzyme-q10-attenuates-autoimmune-arthritis-by-regulation-of-th17-treg-balance
#14
Seon-Young Lee, Seung Hoon Lee, JooYeon Jhun, Hyeon-Beom Seo, Kyung Ah Jung, Chul Woo Yang, Sung-Hwan Park, Mi-La Cho
Probiotic complex, zinc, and coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) are recognized dietary supplements with an anti-inflammatory role. Although these supplementations are individually known to benefit rheumatoid arthritis (RA), there is no evidence suggesting any synergic effect. The primary goal of this study is to determine whether probiotic complex, zinc, and CoQ10 attenuate the development of collagen-induced arthritis (CIA). The combination of probiotic complex, zinc, and CoQ10 reduced CIA severity by downregulating the levels of IgG, IgG1, and IgG2a in serum...
January 2018: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345906/prediction-of-hot-spots-at-myeloid-cell-leukemia-1-inhibitors-interface-using-energy-estimation-and-alanine-scanning-mutagenesis
#15
Parthiban Marimuthu, Kalaimathy Singaravelu
Myeloid cell leukemia 1 (Mcl1) is an anti-apoptotic protein that plays central role in apoptosis regulation. Also, Mcl1 has the potency to resist apoptotic cues resulting in up-regulation and cancer cell protection. A molecular probe that has the potential to specifically target Mcl1, and thereby provoke its down-regulatory activity is very essential. The aim of the current study is to probe the internal conformational dynamics of protein motions and potential binding mechanism in response to a series of picomolar range Mcl1 inhibitors using explicit-solvent molecular dynamics (MD) simulations...
January 18, 2018: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345851/the-immunosuppressive-effects-of-cd4-cd25-regulatory-t-cells-on-dendritic-cells-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-b
#16
Pei-Pei Zhou, Juan Xu, Ming-Jia Dai, Yin-Yue Shi, Gui-Ping Wu, Yuan Fang, Xue-Bing Yan
The characteristics and functions of CD4+ CD25+ regulatory T cells (Tregs) have been well defined in murine and human systems. However, the interaction or cross-talk between CD4+ CD25+ Tregs and dendritic cells (DCs) remains controversial. In this study, the effects of chronic hepatitis B (CHB) CD4+ CD25+ Tregs on the maturation and function of monocyte-derived DCs were examined. The results showed that CD4+ CD25+ render the DCs inefficient as antigen-presenting cells (APCs) despite prestimulation with CD40 ligand...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345621/the-circulating-t-helper-subsets-and-regulatory-t-cells-in-patients-with-common-variable-immunodeficiency-with-no-known-monogenic-disease
#17
G Azizi, A Mirshafiey, H Abolhassani, R Yazdani, F J Ansariha, M Shaghaghi, S S Mortazavi-Jahromi, F Noorbakhsh, N Rezaei, A Aghamohammadi
BACKGROUND: Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) is the most common symptomatic primary immunodeficiency (PID), characterized by heterogeneous clinical manifestations and defects in B- and T- cells. In the present study, we investigated the T helper (Th) cell subsets and regulatory T (Treg) cells, and their related cytokines and transcription factors in the CVID patients with no definite genetic diagnosis. METHODS: The study population comprised 13 CVID patients and 13 healthy controls (HC)...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Investigational Allergology & Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345428/traf3-regulation-of-inhibitory-signaling-pathways-in-b-and-t-lymphocytes-by-kinase-and-phosphatase-localization
#18
REVIEW
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344777/giant-cell-arteritis-practical-pearls-and-updates
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Swati Pradeep, Jonathan H Smith
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to summarize recent updates and distill practical points from the literature which can be applied to the care of patients with suspected and confirmed giant cell arteritis (GCA). RECENT FINDINGS: Contemporary thinking implicates a fundamental failure of T regulatory cell function in GCA pathophysiology, representing opportunity for novel therapeutic avenues. Tocilizumab has become the first Food and Drug Administration-approved treatment for GCA following demonstration of efficacy and safety in a phase 3 clinical trial...
January 17, 2018: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344311/gilz-activin-a-as-a-novel-signaling-axis-orchestrating-mesenchymal-stem-cell-and-th17-cell-interplay
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Patricia Luz-Crawford, Gabriel Espinosa-Carrasco, Natacha Ipseiz, Rafael Contreras, Gautier Tejedor, Daniel A Medina, Ana-Maria Vega-Letter, Devi Ngo, Eric F Morand, Jérôme Pène, Javier Hernandez, Christian Jorgensen, Farida Djouad
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) are highly immunosuppressive cells able to reduce chronic inflammation through the active release of mediators. Recently, we showed that glucocorticoid-induced leucine zipper (Gilz) expression by MSC is involved in their therapeutic effect by promoting the generation of regulatory T cells. However, the mechanisms underlying this pivotal role of Gilz remain elusive. Methods and Results In this study, we have uncovered evidence that Gilz modulates the phenotype and function of Th1 and Th17 cells likely by upregulating the level of Activin A and NO2 secreted by MSC...
2018: Theranostics
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