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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335522/extracellular-vesicles-deliver-host-and-virus-rna-and-regulate-innate-immune-response
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Takahisa Kouwaki, Masaaki Okamoto, Hirotake Tsukamoto, Yoshimi Fukushima, Hiroyuki Oshiumi
The innate immune system plays a crucial role in controlling viral infection. Pattern recognition receptors (PRRs), such as Toll-like receptors and RIG-I-like receptors, sense viral components called pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) and trigger signals to induce innate immune responses. Extracellular vesicles (EVs), including exosomes and microvesicles, deliver functional RNA and mediate intercellular communications. Recent studies have revealed that EVs released from virus-infected cells deliver viral RNA to dendritic cells and macrophages, thereby activating PRRs in recipient cells, which results in the expression of type I interferon and pro-inflammatory cytokines...
March 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335377/cooperative-position-aware-mobility-pattern-of-auvs-for-avoiding-void-zones-in-underwater-wsns
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Nadeem Javaid, Mudassir Ejaz, Wadood Abdul, Atif Alamri, Ahmad Almogren, Iftikhar Azim Niaz, Nadra Guizani
In this paper, we propose two schemes; position-aware mobility pattern (PAMP) and cooperative PAMP (Co PAMP). The first one is an optimization scheme that avoids void hole occurrence and minimizes the uncertainty in the position estimation of glider's. The second one is a cooperative routing scheme that reduces the packet drop ratio by using the relay cooperation. Both techniques use gliders that stay at sojourn positions for a predefined time, at sojourn position self-confidence (s-confidence) and neighbor-confidence (n-confidence) regions that are estimated for balanced energy consumption...
March 13, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334203/innate-immune-recognition-and-inflammation-in-neisseria-meningitidis-infection
#3
Kay Johswich
N. meningitidis (Nme) can cause meningitis and sepsis, diseases which are characterized by an overwhelming inflammatory response. Inflammation is triggered by host pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) which are activated by pathogen associated molecular patterns (PAMPs). Nme contains multiple PAMPs including lipooligosaccharide, peptidoglycan, proteins and metabolites. Various classes of PRRs including Toll-like receptors, NOD-like receptors, C-type lectins, scavenger receptors, pentraxins and others are expressed by the host to respond to any given microbe...
March 1, 2017: Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322156/recent-findings-on-the-application-of-toll-like-receptors-agonists-in-cancer-therapy
#4
Martina Mikulandra, Jasminka Pavelic, Tanja Matijevic Glavan
The immune system's first line of defense is innate immunity, largely based on a large family of pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) that recognize evolutionary conserved molecular motifs on pathogens called pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs). The most extensively studied family of PRRs are Toll-like receptors (TLRs), which can trigger various cellular pathways after ligand stimulation. Their role in cancer is still unresolved as there are many different studies showing contradictory results. TLRs have been associated with both tumor progression and immunosuppression as well as with apoptosis and immune system activation...
March 20, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293243/induced-systemic-resistance-against-botrytis-cinerea-by-bacillus-cereus-ar156-through-a-ja-et-and-npr1-dependent-signaling-pathway-and-activates-pamp-triggered-immunity-in-arabidopsis
#5
Pingping Nie, Xia Li, Shune Wang, Jianhua Guo, Hongwei Zhao, Dongdong Niu
Induced resistance response is a potent and cost effective plant defense against pathogen attack. The effectiveness and underlying mechanisms of the suppressive ability by Bacillus cereus AR156 to Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato DC3000 (Pst DC3000) in Arabidopsis has been investigated previously; however, the strength of induced systemic resistance (ISR) activity against Botrytis cinerea remains unknown. Here, we show that root-drench application of AR156 significantly reduces disease incidence through activation of ISR...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288861/biotechnology-approaches-to-produce-potent-self-adjuvanting-antigen-adjuvant-fusion-protein-subunit-vaccines
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Peter Michael Moyle
Traditional vaccination approaches (e.g. live attenuated or killed microorganisms) are among the most effective means to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. These approaches, nevertheless, have failed to yield successful vaccines against many important pathogens. To overcome this problem, methods have been developed to identify microbial components, against which protective immune responses can be elicited. Subunit antigens identified by these approaches enable the production of defined vaccines, with improved safety profiles...
March 11, 2017: Biotechnology Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254779/regulation-of-reactive-oxygen-species-homeostasis-by-cytokinins-modulates-stomatal-immunity-in-arabidopsis
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Dominique Arnaud, Seungchul Lee, Yumiko Takebayashi, Daeseok Choi, Jaemyung Choi, Hitoshi Sakakibara, Ildoo Hwang
Stomata play an important role in pre-invasive defense responses by limiting pathogen entry into leaves. Although the stress hormones salicylic acid (SA) and abscisic acid (ABA) are known to regulate stomatal immunity, the role of growth promoting hormones is far from understood. Here, we show that in Arabidopsis, cytokinins (CKs) function in stomatal defense responses. The cytokinin receptor HISTIDINE KINASE3 (AHK3) and the RESPONSE REGULATOR2 (ARR2) promote stomatal closure triggered by pathogen-associated molecular pattern (PAMP) and resistance to Pseudomonas syringae pv tomato bacteria...
March 2, 2017: Plant Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251581/chitin-and-its-effects-on-inflammatory-and-immune-responses
#8
REVIEW
Daniel Elieh Ali Komi, Lokesh Sharma, Charles S Dela Cruz
Chitin, a potential allergy-promoting pathogen-associated molecular pattern (PAMP), is a linear polymer composed of N-acetylglucosamine residues which are linked by β-(1,4)-glycosidic bonds. Mammalians are potential hosts for chitin-containing protozoa, fungi, arthropods, and nematodes; however, mammalians themselves do not synthetize chitin and thus it is considered as a potential target for recognition by mammalian immune system. Chitin is sensed primarily in the lungs or gut where it activates a variety of innate (eosinophils, macrophages) and adaptive immune cells (IL-4/IL-13 expressing T helper type-2 lymphocytes)...
March 1, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249680/the-molecular-mechanisms-of-signaling-by-cooperative-assembly-formation-in-innate-immunity-pathways
#9
Parimala R Vajjhala, Thomas Ve, Adam Bentham, Katryn J Stacey, Bostjan Kobe
The innate immune system is the first line of defense against infection and responses are initiated by pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) that detect pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs). PRRs also detect endogenous danger-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs) that are released by damaged or dying cells. The major PRRs include the Toll-like receptor (TLR) family members, the nucleotide binding and oligomerization domain, leucine-rich repeat containing (NLR) family, the PYHIN (ALR) family, the RIG-1-like receptors (RLRs), C-type lectin receptors (CLRs) and the oligoadenylate synthase (OAS)-like receptors and the related protein cyclic GMP-AMP synthase (cGAS)...
February 26, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242654/cellulose-derived-oligomers-act-as-damage-associated-molecular-patterns-and-trigger-defense-like-responses
#10
Clarice de Azevedo Souza, Shundai Li, Andrew Z Lin, Freddy Boutrot, Guido Grossmann, Cyril Zipfel, Shauna Somerville
The plant cell wall, often the site of initial encounters between plants and their microbial pathogens, is composed of a complex mixture of cellulose, hemicellulose and pectin polysaccharides, as well as proteins. The concept of damage-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs) was proposed to describe plant elicitors like oligogalacturonides (OGs), which can be derived by the breakdown of the pectin homogalacturon by pectinases. OGs act via many of the same signaling steps as pathogen- or microbe-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) to elicit defenses and provide protection against pathogens...
February 27, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235783/proteome-and-secretome-analysis-reveals-differential-post-transcriptional-regulation-of-toll-like-receptor-responses
#11
Marijke Koppenol-Raab, Virginie H Sjoelund, Nathan P Manes, Rachel A Gottschalk, Bhaskar Dutta, Zachary L Benet, Iain D C Fraser, Aleksandra Nita-Lazar
The innate immune system is the organism's first line of defense against pathogens. Pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) are responsible for sensing the presence of pathogen-associated molecules. The prototypic PRRs, the membrane-bound receptors of the Toll-like receptor (TLR) family, recognize pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) and initiate an innate immune response through signaling pathways that depend on the adaptor molecules MyD88 and TRIF. Deciphering the differences in the complex signaling events that lead to pathogen recognition and initiation of the correct response remains challenging...
February 24, 2017: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235583/immune-responses-of-channel-catfish-following-the-stimulation-of-three-recombinant-flagellins-of-yersinia-ruckeri-in%C3%A2-vitro-and-in%C3%A2-vivo
#12
Jie Jiang, Wuyi Zhao, Quanxin Xiong, Kaiyu Wang, Yang He, Jun Wang, Defang Chen, Yi Geng, Xiaoli Huang, Ping Ouyang, Weimin Lai
Innate immunity is initiated depending on the recognition of certain protein receptors termed pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) of pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) to protect the host from various invading pathogens. As one of the most powerful PAMPs, flagellin is the major structural component of the flagellum that provides the main force for bacterial motility in flagellated microorganisms. The genome of the Y. ruckeri strain SC09 contains three flagellin genes, which encode the flagellins FlaA, FlaB and FlaC, respectively...
February 21, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220438/methods-to-quantify-pamp-triggered-oxidative-burst-map-kinase-phosphorylation-gene-expression-and-lignification-in-brassicas
#13
Simon R Lloyd, Christopher J Ridout, Henk-Jan Schoonbeek
Quantitative disease resistance (QDR) based on PAMP-triggered immunity (PTI) could be durable and effective against many pathogens (broad spectrum). Development of methods to evaluate PTI responses in crops could therefore accelerate breeding for durable QDR. Most PTI-studies involved model plants such as Arabidopsis and Nicotiana benthamiana or cell cultures, and cannot be directly applied to diverse germplasm of crop plants.We developed methods to measure PTI in Brassica crop species (Lloyd et al., Mol Plant Microbe Interact 27:286-295, 2014) which we have elaborated and expanded here to enable their use for screening and evaluating germplasm for potential QDR in breeding programs...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220433/small-rna-and-mrna-profiling-of-arabidopsis-in-response-to-phytophthora-infection-and-pamp-treatment
#14
Yingnan Hou, Wenbo Ma
Small non-coding RNAs (smRNAs) regulate gene expression at both transcriptional and post-transcriptional levels. Well known for their roles in development, smRNAs have emerged as important regulators of plant immunity. Upon pathogen perception, accumulation of specific smRNAs are found to be altered, presumably as a host defense response. Therefore, identification of differentially accumulated smRNAs and their target genes would provide important insight into the regulation mechanism of immune responses. Here, we describe the detailed experimental procedure using Illumina sequencing to analyze the expression profiles of smRNAs and mRNAs in Arabidopsis...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220429/stomatal-bioassay-to-characterize-bacterial-stimulated-pti-at-the-pre-invasion-phase-of-infection
#15
Jeanine Montano, Maeli Melotto
Bacterium-triggered stomatal closure is a functional output of plant immunity, also known as stomatal defense. This is an early response mediated by the recognition of pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) by the plant's pathogen recognition receptors (PRRs). Several approaches to analyzing stomatal movement in response to bacteria have been described, but difficulties in fine-tuning the experimental procedures still exist. Here we provide a detailed method for assessing stomatal defense via high-quality microscopic imaging and explain trouble-shooting steps to obtaining robust data...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220426/measuring-callose-deposition-an-indicator-of-cell-wall-reinforcement-during-bacterial-infection-in-arabidopsis
#16
Lin Jin, David M Mackey
The plant cell wall responds dynamically during interaction with various pathogens. Upon recognition of "nonself" components, plant cells deploy a variety of immune responses including cell wall fortification. Callose, a β-(1, 3)-D-glucan polymer, is a component of the material deposited at the site of infection between the plasma membrane and the preexisting cell wall that is hypothesized to serve as a physical barrier and platform for directed antimicrobial compound deposition. The defense-associated function of callose deposition is supported by its induction during pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMP)-triggered immunity (PTI) and its inhibition by defense suppressing virulence effectors...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220421/analysis-of-pamp-triggered-ros-burst-in-plant-immunity
#17
Yuying Sang, Alberto P Macho
The plant perception of pathogen-associated molecular patterns triggers a plethora of cellular immune responses. One of these responses is a rapid and transient burst of reactive oxygen species (ROS) mediated by plasma membrane-localized NADPH oxidases. The ROS burst requires a functional receptor complex and the contribution of several additional regulatory components. In laboratory conditions, the ROS burst can be detected a few minutes after the treatment with an immunogenic microbial elicitor. For these reasons, the elicitor-triggered ROS burst has been often exploited as readout to probe the contribution of plant components to early immune responses...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220419/bioinformatics-analysis-of-the-receptor-like-kinase-rlk-superfamily
#18
Otávio J B Brustolini, José Cleydson F Silva, Tetsu Sakamoto, Elizabeth P B Fontes
Receptor-like kinases (RLKs) play key roles during development and in responses to the environment. In plant immunity, some members of RLKs function as pattern recognition receptors (PRRs), which, upon recognition of pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMP), are recruited into active complexes to induce pathogen-triggered immunity (PTI). In this chapter, we describe the bioinformatics tools and procedures for the identification and phylogenetic classification of RLKs from different plant species as a framework for understanding RLK function in signal transduction and immunity...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220140/nbs-lrr-protein-pik-h4-interacts-with-osbihd1-to-balance-rice-blast-resistance-and-growth-by-coordinating-ethylene-brassinosteroid-pathway
#19
Hao Liu, Shuangyu Dong, Fengwei Gu, Wei Liu, Guili Yang, Ming Huang, Wuming Xiao, Yongzhu Liu, Tao Guo, Hui Wang, Zhiqiang Chen, Jiafeng Wang
The regulation of innate immunity and plant growth, along with the trade-off between them, affects the defense and recovery mechanisms of the plant after it is attacked by pathogens. Although it is known that hormonal crosstalk plays a major role in regulating interaction of plant growth and PAMP-triggered immunity, the relationship between plant growth and effector-triggered immunity (ETI) remains unclear. In a large-scale yeast two-hybrid screening for Pik-H4-interacting proteins, a homeodomain transcription factor OsBIHD1 was identified, which is previously known to function in biotic and abiotic stress responses...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218447/the-role-of-type-three-effectors-from-xanthomonas-axonopodis-pv-manihotis-in-virulence-and-suppression-of-plant-immunity
#20
Cesar Augusto Medina, Paola Andrea Reyes, Cesar Augusto Trujillo, Juan Luis Gonzalez, David Alejandro Bejarano, Nathaly Andrea Montenegro, Jonathan M Jacobs, Anna Joe, Silvia Restrepo, James R Alfano, Adriana Jimena Bernal
Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. manihotis (Xam) causes cassava bacterial blight, the most important bacterial disease of cassava. Xam, like other Xanthomonas species, requires type III effectors (T3Es) for maximal virulence. Xam strain CIO151 has 17 predicted T3Es belonging to the Xanthomonas outer protein class (Xop). This work aimed at characterizing nine Xop effectors present in Xam CIO151 for their role in virulence and modulation of plant immunity. Our findings demonstrate the importance of XopZ, XopX, XopAO1, and AvrBs2 for full virulence, as well as a redundant function in virulence between XopN and XopQ in susceptible cassava plants...
February 20, 2017: Molecular Plant Pathology
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