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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217458/imp2-and-imp3-cooperate-to-promote-the-metastasis-of-triple-negative-breast-cancer-through-destabilization-of-progesterone-receptor
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Hye-Youn Kim, Huyen Trang Ha Thi, Suntaek Hong
Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is one of the most aggressive malignancies and is associated with high mortality rates due to the lack of effective therapeutic targets. In this study, we demonstrated that insulin-like growth factor-II mRNA-binding protein 2 and 3 (IMP2 and IMP3) are specifically overexpressed in TNBC and cooperate to promote cell migration and invasion. Downregulation of both IMP2 and IMP3 in TNBC cells was found to produce a synergistic effect in suppressing cell invasion and invadopodia formation, whereas overexpression of IMP2 and IMP3 in luminal subtype cells enhanced epithelial-mesenchymal transition and metastasis...
December 5, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212973/-refractory-cd20-positive-peripheral-t-cell-lymphoma-showing-loss-of-cd20-expression-after-rituximab-therapy-and-gain-of-cd20-expression-after-administration-of-vorinostat-and-gemcitabine
#2
Kazuaki Teshima, Hideaki Ohyagi, Masaaki Kume, Satsuki Takahashi, Masahiro Saito, Naoto Takahashi
A 79-year-old male patient presented with systemic lymphadenopathy. A lymph node biopsy revealed effacement of the normal nodal architecture with diffuse proliferation of medium-sized atypical lymphoid cells. Southern blot analyses demonstrated rearrangement of the T-cell receptor gene but not the immunoglobulin heavy chain gene. He was diagnosed with CD20-positive peripheral T-cell lymphoma (PTCL), NOS. Although he achieved partial remission after six cycles of R-CHOP, he relapse occurred after 2 months. CD20-negative conversion was confirmed in the lymph node, which was positive for CCR4, and the skin at the time of relapse...
2017: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186194/human-t-cell-leukemia-virus-type-1-infects-multiple-lineage-hematopoietic-cells-in-vivo
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Rie Furuta, Jun-Ichirou Yasunaga, Michi Miura, Kenji Sugata, Akatsuki Saito, Hirofumi Akari, Takaharu Ueno, Norihiro Takenouchi, Jun-Ichi Fujisawa, Ki-Ryang Koh, Yusuke Higuchi, Mohamed Mahgoub, Masakazu Shimizu, Fumihiko Matsuda, Anat Melamed, Charles R Bangham, Masao Matsuoka
Human T-cell leukemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1) infects mainly CD4+CCR4+ effector/memory T cells in vivo. However, it remains unknown whether HTLV-1 preferentially infects these T cells or this virus converts infected precursor cells to specialized T cells. Expression of viral genes in vivo is critical to study viral replication and proliferation of infected cells. Therefore, we first analyzed viral gene expression in non-human primates naturally infected with simian T-cell leukemia virus type 1 (STLV-1), whose virological attributes closely resemble those of HTLV-1...
November 29, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180490/identity-and-diversity-of-human-peripheral-th-and-t-regulatory-cells-defined-by-single-cell-mass-cytometry
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Matthew A Kunicki, Laura C Amaya Hernandez, Kara L Davis, Rosa Bacchetta, Maria-Grazia Roncarolo
Human CD3+CD4+ Th cells, FOXP3+ T regulatory (Treg) cells, and T regulatory type 1 (Tr1) cells are essential for ensuring peripheral immune response and tolerance, but the diversity of Th, Treg, and Tr1 cell subsets has not been fully characterized. Independent functional characterization of human Th1, Th2, Th17, T follicular helper (Tfh), Treg, and Tr1 cells has helped to define unique surface molecules, transcription factors, and signaling profiles for each subset. However, the adequacy of these markers to recapitulate the whole CD3+CD4+ T cell compartment remains questionable...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163477/genes-critical-for-developing-periodontitis-lessons-from-mouse-models
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Teun J de Vries, Stefano Andreotta, Bruno G Loos, Elena A Nicu
Since the etiology of periodontitis in humans is not fully understood, genetic mouse models may pinpoint indispensable genes for optimal immunological protection of the periodontium against tissue destruction. This review describes the current knowledge of genes that are involved for a proper maintenance of a healthy periodontium in mice. Null mutations of genes required for leukocyte cell-cell recognition and extravasation (e.g., Icam-1, P-selectin, Beta2-integrin/Cd18), for pathogen recognition and killing (e...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160519/ex-vivo-t-lymphocyte-chemokine-receptor-phenotypes-in-patients-with-chronic-chagas-disease
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Matheus Barbosa de Miranda, Adriene Siqueira de Melo, Mariana Silva Almeida, Silvia Martins Marinho, Wilson Oliveira, Yara de Miranda Gomes
INTRODUCTION: Elucidating the molecules involved in the inflammatory process of chronic Chagas disease may allow identification of treatment targets. METHODS: The ex vivo phenotypic expression of chemokine receptors CCR1, CCR3, CCR4, CCR5, CXCR2, CXCR3, CXCR4, and CXCR5 on the CD4+ and CD8+ T-cells of patients with chronic Chagas cardiomyopathy of varying severity was evaluated using flow cytometry. RESULTS: Differential expression of CD4+CCR3+ and CD8+CCR4+ T-cells was observed in patients with mild cardiac involvement compared, respectively, with patients with severe cardiac and asymptomatic forms of Chagas disease...
September 2017: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158339/genome-wide-mapping-of-decay-factor-mrna-interactions-in-yeast-identifies-nutrient-responsive-transcripts-as-targets-of-the-deadenylase-ccr4
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Jason E Miller, Liye Zhang, Haoyang Jiang, Yunfei Li, B Franklin Pugh, Joseph C Reese
The Ccr4-Not complex is a major regulator of stress responses that controls gene expression at multiple levels, from transcription to mRNA decay. Ccr4, a core subunit of the complex, is the main cytoplasmic deadenylase in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, however its mRNA targets have not been mapped on a genome-wide scale. Here we describe a genome-wide approach, RNA immunoprecipitation-high throughput sequencing (RIP-seq), to identify the RNAs bound to Ccr4, and two proteins that associate with it, Dhh1 and Puf5...
November 20, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140541/regulatory-t-cells-in-acute-dengue-viral-infection
#8
Eresha Jayaratne, Dulharie Wijeratne, Samitha Fernando, Achala Kamaladasa, Laksiri Gomes, Ananda Wijewickrama, Graham Stuart Ogg, Gathsaurie Neelika Malavige
Although regulatory T cells (Tregs) have been shown to be expanded in acute dengue, their role in pathogenesis and their relationship to clinical disease severity, and extent of viraemia have not been fully evaluated. The frequency of Tregs was assessed in 56 adult patients with acute dengue, by determining the proportion of FOXP3 expressing CD4(+) CD25(+) T cells (FOXP3+ cells). DENV viral loads were measured by quantitative real time PCR and DENV specific T cell responses were measured by ex vivo IFNγ ELISpot assays to overlapping peptide pools of DENV-NS3, NS1 and NS5...
November 15, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133294/proinflammatory-t-cell-status-associated-with-early-life-adversity
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Martha M C Elwenspoek, Xenia Hengesch, Fleur A D Leenen, Anna Schritz, Krystel Sias, Violetta K Schaan, Sophie B Mériaux, Stephanie Schmitz, Fanny Bonnemberger, Hartmut Schächinger, Claus Vögele, Jonathan D Turner, Claude P Muller
Early life adversity (ELA) has been associated with an increased risk for diseases in which the immune system plays a critical role. The ELA immune phenotype is characterized by inflammation, impaired cellular immunity, and immunosenescence. However, data on cell-specific immune effects are largely absent. Additionally, stress systems and health behaviors are altered in ELA, which may contribute to the generation of the ELA immune phenotype. The present investigation tested cell-specific immune differences in relationship to the ELA immune phenotype, altered stress parameters, and health behaviors in individuals with ELA (n = 42) and those without a history of ELA (control, n = 73)...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132135/increased-th1-th17-responses-contribute-to-low-grade-inflammation-in-age-related-macular-degeneration
#10
Jiajia Chen, Wenzhan Wang, Qiuming Li
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the primary cause of senior blindness in developed countries. Mechanisms underlying initiation and development of AMD remained known. METHODS: We examined the CD4+ T cell compartments and their functions in AMD patients. RESULTS: AMD patients presented significantly higher frequencies of interferon (IFN)-γ-expressing and interleukin (IL)-17-expressing CD4+ T cells than healthy controls...
November 13, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127350/memory-regulatory-t-cells-increase-only-in-inflammatory-phase-of-chronic-hepatitis-b-infection-and-related-to-galectin-9-tim-3-interaction
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Ching-Chih Hu, Wen-Juei Jeng, Yi-Cheng Chen, Jian-He Fang, Chien-Hao Huang, Wei Teng, Yi-Chung Hsieh, Yung-Chang Lin, Rong-Nan Chien, I-Shyan Sheen, Chun-Yen Lin
CD4(+)Foxp3(+) regulatory T cells (Tregs) are the main immune suppressors with subpopulation of inflamed-tissue related memory Tregs (mTregs) and non-related resting Treg (rTregs). Previously, Treg was proposed to be the cause of chronicity of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection but with controversies. We then investigated the role of mTregs in distinct immune phases of chronic HBV infection, especially the non-inflammatory versus inflammatory phases. It was found mTregs but not rTregs increased only in the inflammatory phase and correlated with serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT) level...
November 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118379/a-new-antagonist-for-ccr4-attenuates-allergic-lung-inflammation-in-a-mouse-model-of-asthma
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Yang Zhang, Yinfang Wu, Hui Qi, Hongwei Gong, Yan Zhang, Enquan Xu, Song Li, Dalong Ma, Junhai Xiao, Ying Wang, Wen Li, Huahao Shen
CCR4 is highly expressed on Th2 cells. CCR4 ligands include CCL22 and CCL17. Chemokine-like factor 1 can also mediate chemotaxis via CCR4. We designed and synthetized novel CCR4 antagonists, which were piperazinyl pyridine derivatives, for disrupting the interaction between three ligands and CCR4. We also determined whether these novel CCR4 antagonists could alleviate allergic asthma in a mouse. For identifying the potent compounds in vitro, we used chemotaxis inhibition and competition binding assays induced by CCL22, CCL17 and one of CKLF1's C-terminal peptides, C27...
November 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108105/t-cells-are-involved-in-the-induction-of-macrophage-phenotypes-in-oral-leukoplakia-and-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-preliminary-report
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Olga Stasikowska-Kanicka, Małgorzata Wągrowska-Danilewicz, Marian Danilewicz
BACKGROUND: The prognosis of human malignancies has been shown to depend on immunological parameters, such as macrophage polarization (M1 and M2). In this study, we identify the phenotype of macrophages, and investigate an involvement of infiltrated T cells that participate in the polarization of macrophages, in oral leukoplakia (OLK), and oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). METHODS: Immunohistochemical method was used to examine the number of CD68(+) , CD163(+) (M2), iNOS(+) (M1) macrophages, and CD4(+) , CD8(+) , CCR4(+) (Th2), CCR5(+) (Th1) cells in 102 cases of OSCC: without metastases-OSCC M(-) (n = 54), and with metastases-OSCC M(+) (n = 48), 23 cases of OLK, and 18 control cases...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104468/extensively-disturbance-of-regulatory-t-cells-th17-cells-balance-in-stage-ii-pulmonary-sarcoidosis
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Jingjing Ding, Jinghong Dai, Hourong Cai, Qian Gao, Yanting Wen
BACKGROUND: Sarcoidosis is a systemic inflammatory disorder characterized by granulomas. Not enough evidences correlate the derangement of CD4+ T subsets, which have an impact on the therapeutic effects of corticosteroids, with the radiographical staging of sarcoidosis. Here we show the disturbance of CD4+ T subsets in newly diagnosed stage II pulmonary sarcoidosis, which is the most common stage in which corticosteroids treatment is used. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 39 newly diagnosed and treatment-naïve patients and 9 subjects after corticosteroids treatment were included...
2017: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103909/rna-aptamers-recognizing-murine-ccl17-inhibit-t-cell-chemotaxis-and-reduce-contact-hypersensitivity-in%C3%A2-vivo
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Lorenz Fülle, Nancy Steiner, Markus Funke, Fabian Gondorf, Franziska Pfeiffer, Julia Siegl, Friederike V Opitz, Silvana K Haßel, Anna Belen Erazo, Oliver Schanz, H James Stunden, Michael Blank, Carsten Gröber, Kristian Händler, Marc Beyer, Heike Weighardt, Eicke Latz, Joachim L Schultze, Günter Mayer, Irmgard Förster
The chemokine CCL17, mainly produced by dendritic cells (DCs) in the immune system, is involved in the pathogenesis of various inflammatory diseases. As a ligand of CCR4, CCL17 induces chemotaxis and facilitates T cell-DC interactions. We report the identification of two novel RNA aptamers, which were validated in vitro and in vivo for their capability to neutralize CCL17. Both aptamers efficiently inhibited the directed migration of the CCR4(+) lymphoma line BW5147.3 toward CCL17 in a dose-dependent manner...
October 13, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099057/the-c-c-chemokines-ccl17-and-ccl22-and-their-receptor-ccr4-in-cns-autoimmunity
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REVIEW
Stefanie Scheu, Shafaqat Ali, Christina Ruland, Volker Arolt, Judith Alferink
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory demyelinating disease of the central nervous system (CNS). It affects more than two million people worldwide, mainly young adults, and may lead to progressive neurological disability. Chemokines and their receptors have been shown to play critical roles in the pathogenesis of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), a murine disease model induced by active immunization with myelin proteins or transfer of encephalitogenic CD4⁺ T cells that recapitulates clinical and neuropathological features of MS...
November 2, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089446/mir-505-3p-controls-chemokine-receptor-up-regulation-in-macrophages-role-in-familial-hypercholesterolemia
#17
Rafael Escate, Pedro Mata, Jose Maria Cepeda, Teresa Padró, Lina Badimon
Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) conveys a high risk of premature atherosclerosis as a result of lifelong exposure to high LDL cholesterol levels that are not fully reduced by standard-of-care lipid-lowering treatment. Inflammatory mediators have played a role in the progression of atherosclerotic lesions. Here, we investigated whether innate immunity cells in patients with FH have a specific proinflammatory phenotype that is distinct from that of cells in normal participants. To this end, miR-505-3p-a microRNA related to chronic inflammation-and its target genes were investigated in monocyte-derived macrophages (MACs) of patients with FH (FH-MACs) and non-FH controls (co-MACs)...
October 31, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080206/structural-dynamics-of-the-gw182-silencing-domain-including-its-rna-recognition-motif-rrm-revealed-by-hydrogen-deuterium-exchange-mass-spectrometry
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Maja K Cieplak-Rotowska, Krzysztof Tarnowski, Marcin Rubin, Marc R Fabian, Nahum Sonenberg, Michal Dadlez, Anna Niedzwiecka
The human GW182 protein plays an essential role in micro(mi)RNA-dependent gene silencing. miRNA silencing is mediated, in part, by a GW182 C-terminal region called the silencing domain, which interacts with the poly(A) binding protein and the CCR4-NOT deadenylase complex to repress protein synthesis. Structural studies of this GW182 fragment are challenging due to its predicted intrinsically disordered character, except for its RRM domain. However, detailed insights into the properties of proteins containing disordered regions can be provided by hydrogen-deuterium exchange mass spectrometry (HDX/MS)...
October 27, 2017: Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077981/tissue-specific-differences-in-immune-cell-subsets-located-in-the-naso-oropharyngeal-associated-lymphoid-tissues
#19
Maria Bankvall, Mats Jontell, Agnes Wold, Sofia Östman
Defining the immune cells within the naso-oropharyngeal-associated lymphoid tissues would promote the development of efficient oral and nasal delivered immunotherapies. The aim was to compare murine antigen-presenting cells (APCs) and T-cell subsets in the nose-associated lymphoid tissues (NALT), cervical lymph nodes (CLN), mesenteric lymph nodes (MLN) and peripheral lymph nodes (PLN) using flow cytometry and in vitro proliferation assays. Overall, the NALT contained a higher proportion of APCs and a lower proportion of T cells compared to the CLN, MLN, and PLN...
October 27, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069516/conserved-structures-formed-by-heterogeneous-rna-sequences-drive-silencing-of-an-inflammation-responsive-post-transcriptional-operon
#20
Abhijit Basu, Niyati Jain, Blanton S Tolbert, Anton A Komar, Barsanjit Mazumder
RNA-protein interactions with physiological outcomes usually rely on conserved sequences within the RNA element. By contrast, activity of the diverse g amma-interferon- a ctivated i nhibitor of t ranslation (GAIT)-elements relies on the conserved RNA folding motifs rather than the conserved sequence motifs. These elements drive the translational silencing of a group of chemokine (CC/CXC) and chemokine receptor (CCR) mRNAs, thereby helping to resolve physiological inflammation. Despite sequence dissimilarity, these RNA elements adopt common secondary structures (as revealed by 2D- 1 H NMR spectroscopy), providing a basis for their interaction with the RNA-binding GAIT complex...
October 24, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
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