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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209318/the-major-chromoblastomycosis-etiologic-agent-fonsecaea-pedrosoi-activates-the-nlrp3-inflammasome
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Raffael Júnio Araújo de Castro, Isaque Medeiros Siqueira, Márcio Sousa Jerônimo, Angelina Maria Moreschi Basso, Paulo Henrique de Holanda Veloso Junior, Kelly Grace Magalhães, Luiza Chaves Leonhardt, Stephan Alberto Machado de Oliveira, Pedro Henrique Bürgel, Aldo Henrique Tavares, Anamélia Lorenzetti Bocca
Fonsecaea pedrosoi is the main etiologic agent of chromoblastomycosis (CBM), one of the most prevalent subcutaneous mycosis in tropical and subtropical countries. CBM is a poorly characterized chronic infection that commonly starts after transcutaneous inoculation of conidia and saprophytic hyphae of F. pedrosoi. Recently, we have shown that unlike conidia, hyphae and muriform cells (the parasitic morphotype) of F. pedrosoi promotes an intense inflammatory response pattern in vivo, which comprises the production of an inflammasome-derived cytokine, IL-1β...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209123/prediction-of-early-stage-hepatocellular-carcinoma-using-oncoscan-chromosomal-copy-number-aberration-data
#2
Ming-Chin Yu, Chao-Wei Lee, Yun-Shien Lee, Jang-Hau Lian, Chia-Lung Tsai, Yi-Ping Liu, Chun-Hsing Wu, Chi-Neu Tsai
AIM: To identify chromosomal copy number aberrations (CNAs) in early-stage hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and analyze whether they are correlated with patient prognosis. METHODS: One hundred and twenty patients with early-stage HCC were enrolled in our study, with the collection of formalin fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) specimens and clinicopathological data. Tumor areas were marked by certified pathologists on a hematoxylin and eosin-stained slide, and cancer and adjacent non-cancerous tissues underwent extraction of DNA, which was analyzed with the Affymetrix OncoScan platform to assess CNAs and loss of heterozygosity (LOH)...
November 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208681/hemitam-a-single-tyrosine-motif-that-packs-a-punch
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REVIEW
Björn Bauer, Alexander Steinle
Innate immune cells sense danger through a plethora of germline-encoded receptors that recognize pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) or cellular molecules that are exposed only by stressed, infected, malignant, or dead cells. Many of these danger-sensing receptors belong to the C-type lectin-like superfamily (CLSF) and therefore are called C-type lectin-like receptors (CTLRs). Certain activating CTLRs, namely, CLEC-2, Dectin-1, DNGR-1, NKp80, and NKp65, which are encoded by genes that are clustered together in a subregion of the mammalian natural killer gene complex (NKC), use a single copy tyrosine signaling module termed the hemi-immunoreceptor tyrosine-based activation motif (hemITAM)...
December 5, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207919/enhancement-of-natural-killer-activity-and-ifn-%C3%AE-production-in-an-il-12-dependent-manner-by-a-brassica-rapa-l
#4
Kana Yamamoto, Kanon Furuya, Kazuki Yamada, Fuka Takahashi, Chisato Hamajima, Sachi Tanaka
Certain food components possess immunomodulatory effects. The aim of this study was to elucidate the mechanism of the immunostimulatory activity of Brassica rapa L. We demonstrated an enhancement of natural killer (NK) activity and interferon (IFN)-γ production in mice that were orally administered an insoluble fraction of B. rapa L. The insoluble fraction of B. rapa L. significantly induced IFN-γ production in mouse spleen cells in an interleukin (IL)-12-dependent manner, and NK1.1+ cells were the main cells responsible for producing IFN-γ...
December 6, 2017: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202478/%C3%AE-%C3%AE-tcr-recruits-the-syk-pi3k-axis-to-drive-proinflammatory-differentiation-program
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Ryunosuke Muro, Takeshi Nitta, Kenta Nakano, Tadashi Okamura, Hiroshi Takayanagi, Harumi Suzuki
γδT cells produce inflammatory cytokines and have been implicated in the pathogenesis of cancer, infectious diseases, and autoimmunity. The T cell receptor (TCR) signal transduction that specifically regulates the development of IL-17-producing γδT (γδT17) cells largely remains unclear. Here, we showed that the receptor proximal tyrosine kinase Syk is essential for γδTCR signal transduction and development of γδT17 in the mouse thymus. Zap70, another tyrosine kinase essential for the development of αβT cells, failed to functionally substitute for Syk in the development of γδT17...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202301/spleen-tyrosine-kinase-inhibition-ameliorates-airway-inflammation-through-modulation-of-nlrp3-inflammosome-and-th17-treg-axis
#6
Divyesh Patel, Sagar Gaikwad, Naveen Challagundla, Manish Nivsarkar, Reena Agrawal-Rajput
Repeated exposure to the fungal pathogen Aspergillus fumigates triggers spleen tyrosine kinase (SYK) signalling through dectin-1 activation, which is associated with deleterious airway inflammation. β-Glucan-induced dectin-1 signalling activates the NLRP3 inflammasome, which in turn rapidly produces IL-1β, a master regulator of inflammation. IL-1β expression results in Th17/Treg imbalance, pulmonary inflammation, and bystander tissue injury. This study reports that 3,4 methylenedioxy-β-nitrostyrene (MNS), a potent SYK inhibitor, markedly decreased the expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines and increased the expression of anti-inflammatory cytokines in vitro...
December 1, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200667/davallia-mariesii-moore-improves-fc%C3%AE%C2%B5ri-mediated-allergic-responses-in-the-rat-basophilic-leukemia-mast-cell-line-rbl-2h3-and-passive-cutaneous-anaphylaxis-in-mice
#7
Hyun Ju Do, Tae Woo Oh, Ju Hye Yang, Kwang Il Park, Jin Yeul Ma
Davallia mariesii Moore (Drynaria rhizome extract (DRE)) is widely known for its efficacy in treating inflammation, arteriosclerosis, and bone injuries. This study evaluated whether treatment with DRE inhibited FcɛRI-mediated allergic responses in the RBL-2H3 mast cells and investigated the early- and late-phase mechanisms by which DRE exerts its antiallergic effects. IgE anti-DNP/DNP-HSA-sensitized RBL-2H3 mast cells were tested for cytotoxicity to DRE, followed by the assessment of β-hexosaminidase release...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199562/immunomodulatory-effects-of-extracellular-%C3%AE-glucan-isolated-from-the-king-oyster-mushroom-pleurotus-eryngii-agaricomycetes-and-its-sulfated-form-on-signaling-molecules-involved-in-innate-immunity
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Yong Hyun Kim, Eui-Gil Jung, Kook-Il Han, Bharat Bhusan Patnaik, Hyun-Jung Kwon, Hyoun-Su Lee, Wan Jong Kim, Man-Deuk Han
The aim of this study was to determine, using murine RAW 264.7 macrophages, the immunomodulatory effect of extracellular β-glucan isolated from Pleurotus eryngii (PEBG) and its sulfated derivative (PEBG-S) on signaling molecules implicated in host innate immunity. β-Glucan was extracted and purified from the mycelial culture using optimal medium concentrations. It was then chemically converted to its sulfated form. Monosaccharide composition of β-glucan was characterized with p-aminobenzoic acid ethyl ester-derivatized sugars through highperformance liquid chromatography analysis...
2017: International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197760/lifetime-exposure-to-ambient-air-pollution-and-methylation-of-tumor-suppressor-genes-in-breast-tumors
#9
Catherine L Callahan, Matthew R Bonner, Jing Nie, Daikwon Han, Youjin Wang, Meng-Hua Tao, Peter G Shields, Catalin Marian, Kevin H Eng, Maurizio Trevisan, Jan Beyea, Jo L Freudenheim
BACKGROUND: We previously reported increased risk of breast cancer associated with early life exposure to two measures of air pollution exposure, total suspended particulates (TSP) and traffic emissions (TE), possible proxies for exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). Exposure to PAHs has been shown to be associated with aberrant patterns of DNA methylation in peripheral blood of healthy individuals. Exposure to PAHs and methylation in breast tumor tissue has received little attention...
November 30, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187734/o-glcnacylation-is-required-for-b-cell-homeostasis-and-antibody-responses
#10
Jung-Lin Wu, Ming-Feng Chiang, Pan-Hung Hsu, Dong-Yen Tsai, Kuo-Hsuan Hung, Ying-Hsiu Wang, Takashi Angata, Kuo-I Lin
O-linked N-acetylglucosamine (O-GlcNAc) transferase (Ogt) catalyzes O-GlcNAc modification. O-GlcNAcylation is increased after cross-linking of the B-cell receptor (BCR), but the physiological function of this reaction is unknown. Here we show that lack of Ogt in B-cell development not only causes severe defects in the activation of BCR signaling, but also perturbs B-cell homeostasis by enhancing apoptosis of mature B cells, partly as a result of impaired response to B-cell activating factor. O-GlcNAcylation of Lyn at serine 19 is crucial for efficient Lyn activation and Syk interaction in BCR-mediated B-cell activation and expansion...
November 30, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170665/canonical-stimulation-of-the-nlrp3-inflammasome-by-fungal-antigens-links-innate-and-adaptive-b-lymphocyte-responses-by-modulating-il-1%C3%AE-and-igm-production
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Mohamed F Ali, Harika Dasari, Virginia P Van Keulen, Eva M Carmona
The NLRP3 inflammasome is activated in response to different bacterial, viral, and fungal pathogens and serves as modulator of different pattern recognition receptors signaling pathways. One of the main functions of NLRP3 is to participate in IL-1β maturation which is important in the host defense against Pneumocystis and other fungal infections. However, dysregulation of NLRP3 and IL-1β secretion are also implicated in the pathophysiology of many auto-inflammatory disorders. Often time's inflammatory flares are preceded by infectious illnesses questioning the role of infection in autoimmune exacerbations...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169147/c-type-lectin-receptors-in-anti-fungal-immunity
#12
REVIEW
Moe Shiokawa, Sho Yamasaki, Shinobu Saijo
Host immune systems are constantly engaged with fungal pathogens which are common in environments as well as in healthy human skin and mucosa. C-type lectin receptors (CLRs) are expressed in myeloid cells and play central roles in host defenses against fungal infections by coordinating innate and adaptive immune systems. Upon ligand binding, CLRs stimulate cellular responses by inducing the production of cytokines and reactive oxygen species via the Syk/CARD9 signaling pathway, leading to fungal elimination...
November 20, 2017: Current Opinion in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153923/macrophages-sensing-oxidized-damps-reprogram-their-metabolism-to-support-redox-homeostasis-and-inflammation-through-a-tlr2-syk-ceramide-dependent-mechanism
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Vlad Serbulea, Clint M Upchurch, Katelyn W Ahern, Gael Bories, Paxton Voigt, Dory E DeWeese, Akshaya K Meher, Thurl E Harris, Norbert Leitinger
OBJECTIVE: Macrophages control tissue homeostasis and inflammation by sensing and responding to environmental cues. However, the metabolic adaptation of macrophages to oxidative tissue damage and its translation into inflammatory mechanisms remains enigmatic. METHODS: Here we identify the critical regulatory pathways that are induced by endogenous oxidation-derived DAMPs (oxidized phospholipids, OxPL) in vitro, leading to formation of a unique redox-regulatory metabolic phenotype (Mox), which is strikingly different from conventional classical or alternative macrophage activation...
November 7, 2017: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142196/dj-1-controls-bone-homeostasis-through-the-regulation-of-osteoclast-differentiation
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Hyuk Soon Kim, Seung Taek Nam, Se Hwan Mun, Sun-Kyeong Lee, Hyun Woo Kim, Young Hwan Park, Bokyung Kim, Kyung-Jong Won, Hae-Rim Kim, Yeong-Min Park, Hyung Sik Kim, Michael A Beaven, Young Mi Kim, Wahn Soo Choi
Receptor activator of NF-kB ligand (RANKL) generates intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS), which increase RANKL-mediated signaling in osteoclast (OC) precursor bone marrow macrophages (BMMs). Here we show that a ROS scavenging protein DJ-1 negatively regulates RANKL-driven OC differentiation, also called osteoclastogenesis. DJ-1 ablation in mice leads to a decreased bone volume and an increase in OC numbers. In vitro, the activation of RANK-dependent signals is enhanced in DJ-1-deficient BMMs as compared to wild-type BMMs...
November 15, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138425/timescale-separation-of-positive-and-negative-signaling-creates-history-dependent-responses-to-ige-receptor-stimulation
#15
Brooke Harmon, Lily A Chylek, Yanli Liu, Eshan D Mitra, Avanika Mahajan, Edwin A Saada, Benjamin R Schudel, David A Holowka, Barbara A Baird, Bridget S Wilson, William S Hlavacek, Anup K Singh
The high-affinity receptor for IgE expressed on the surface of mast cells and basophils interacts with antigens, via bound IgE antibody, and triggers secretion of inflammatory mediators that contribute to allergic reactions. To understand how past inputs (memory) influence future inflammatory responses in mast cells, a microfluidic device was used to precisely control exposure of cells to alternating stimulatory and non-stimulatory inputs. We determined that the response to subsequent stimulation depends on the interval of signaling quiescence...
November 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137913/neutrophil-cd16b-crosslinking-induces-lipid-raft-mediated-activation-of-shp-2-and-affects-cytokine-expression-and-retarded-neutrophil-apoptosis
#16
H Yang, H Jiang, Y Song, D J Chen, X J Shen, J H Chen
Two different types of FcRs for IgG are constitutively expressed on the surface of human neutrophils, namely, FcγRIIA (CD32a) and FcγRIIIB (CD16b). Unlike FcγRIIA, FcγRIIIb is GPI anchored to the cell membrane and its signal transduction is still ambiguous. To further understand the signal transduction of CD16b, we compared neutrophil cytokine expression and apoptosis by the cross-linking of CD32a and CD16b respectively. We found that both CD32a and CD16b crosslinking can activate neutrophils, but did not exactly share cytokine expression profiles...
November 11, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137391/activated-spleen-tyrosine-kinase-promotes-malignant-progression-of-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-via-mtor-s6-signaling-pathway-in-an-erk1-2-independent-manner
#17
Pan Gao, Xianghe Qiao, Haibin Sun, Yi Huang, Jie Lin, Longjiang Li, Xiaoyi Wang, Chunjie Li
Spleen tyrosine kinase (SYK), a non-receptor cytoplasmic tyrosine enzyme, is well known for its ability in certain pathways through immune receptors. Recently, SYK role in cancer has been widely studied. SYK plays a dual role as a tumor suppressor and tumor promoter. Nevertheless, its role in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) has not been fully investigated. In the current study, samples from OSCC tumors and adjacent normal counterparts were collected and SYK expression was evaluated by real-time qPCR. SYK mRNA expression in tumors was higher than the normal tissues...
October 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125705/m-tuberculosis-mce3c-promotes-mycobacteria-entry-into-macrophages-through-activation-of-%C3%AE-2-integrin-mediated-signaling-pathway
#18
Yong Zhang, Jie Li, Bingxi Li, Jing Wang, Cui Hua Liu
Establishment of infection by facultative intracellular pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) requires adherence to and internalization by macrophages. However, the effector molecules exploited by Mtb for entry into macrophages remain to be fully understood. The mammalian cell entry (Mce) proteins play an essential role in facilitating the internalization of mycobacteria into mammalian cells. Here we characterized Mtb Mce3C as a new mycobacterial surface protein that could promote mycobacterial adhesion to and invasion of macrophages in an RGD motif-dependent manner...
November 10, 2017: Cellular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125235/comparison-of-the-mrna-expression-profile-of-b-cell-receptor-components-in-normal-cd5-high-b-lymphocytes-and-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-a-key-role-of-zap70
#19
Aleena A Gladkikh, Daria M Potashnikova, Victor Tatarskiy, Margarita Yastrebova, Alvina Khamidullina, Natasha Barteneva, Ivan Vorobjev
The B-cell receptor (BCR) signaling pathway is of great importance for B-cell survival and proliferation. The BCR expressed on malignant B-CLL cells contributes to the disease pathogenesis, and its signaling pathway is currently the target of several therapeutic strategies. Although various BCR alterations have been described in B-CLL at the protein level, the mRNA expression levels of tyrosine kinases in B-CLL compared to that in normal CD5-high and CD5-low B-lymphocytes remain unknown. In the current study, we measured the mRNA expression levels of CD79A, CD79B, LYN, SYK, SHP1, and ZAP70 in purified populations of CD5-high B-CLL cells, CD5-low B-cells from the peripheral blood of healthy donors, and CD5-high B-cells from human tonsils...
November 10, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122993/the-microenvironmental-stromal-cells-abrogate-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-inhibitor-induced-apoptosis-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#20
Carl Philipp Simon-Gabriel, Katharina Foerster, Shifa Saleem, Dorothee Bleckmann, Marco Benkisser-Petersen, Nicolas Thornton, Kazuo Umezawa, Sarah Decker, Meike Burger, Hendrik Veelken, Rainer Claus, Christine Dierks, Justus Duyster, Katja Zirlik
NF-κB is known to play an important role in the pathogenesis of chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Several NF-κB inhibitors have been shown to successfully induce apoptosis of chronic lymphocytic leukemia cells in vitro. Since the microenvironment is known to be crucial for the survival of chronic lymphocytic leukemia cells, we tested here whether NF-κB inhibition may still induce apoptosis in these leukemic cells in the presence of protective stromal interaction. We used the specific NF-κB inhibitor Dehydroxymethylepoxyquinomicin...
November 9, 2017: Haematologica
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