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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919361/molecular-characterisation-ontogeny-and-expression-analysis-of-melanoma-differentiation-associated-factor-5-mda5-from-asian-seabass-lates-calcarifer
#1
Anutosh Paria, M Makesh, Aparna Chaudhari, C S Purushothaman, K V Rajendran
MDA5 is the pivotal member of the retinoic acid-inducible gene I (RIG-I)-like receptors (RLRs) and is reported to play a crucial role in type I IFN-mediated responses against pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs), especially nucleic acids. In this study, we have identified and cloned the full-length cDNA sequence of MDA5, which comprises 3398 nucleotides and encodes for a putative protein of 978 AA length, in Asian seabass, Lates calcarifer. From the putative amino acid sequence of AsMDA5, four different conserved domains could be predicted: two N-terminal CARD domains, a DExDc domain, a HELICc domain and a C-terminal RIG-1_C-RD domain...
September 15, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916359/a-class-b-scavenger-receptor-from-eriocheir-sinensis-essr-b1-restricts-bacteria-proliferation-by-promoting-phagocytosis
#2
Yao-Meng Wu, Lei Yang, Xue-Jie Li, Lu Li, Qun Wang, Wei-Wei Li
Scavenger receptors (SRs) are important pattern recognition receptors (PRRs), which play significant roles in host defense against pathogens by identifying pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs). In this study, we report the cloning and characterization of a SR from Eriocheir sinensis (EsSR-B1) which is a 500 amino acid protein encoded by a gene comprised of 2726 nucleotides with a 1503 bp open reading frame. The domains of EsSR-B1 were found to be evolutionarily conserved. EsSR-B1 was widely detected in different tissues of E...
September 12, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916358/the-functional-characterization-and-comparison-of-two-single-crd-containing-c-type-lectins-with-novel-and-typical-key-motifs-from-portunus-trituberculatus
#3
Mengmeng Huang, Changkao Mu, Yuehong Wu, Fei Ye, Dan Wang, Cong Sun, Zhengbing Lv, Bingnan Han, Chunlin Wang, Xue-Wei Xu
C-type lectins are a superfamily of Ca(2+)-dependent carbohydrate-recognition proteins, which play crucial roles in innate immunity including nonself-recognition and pathogen elimination. In the present study, two single-CRD containing C-type lectins were identified from swimming crab Portunus trituberculatus (designated as PtCTL-2 and PtCTL-3). The open reading frame (ORF) of PtCTL-2 encoded polypeptides of 485 amino acids with a signal peptide and a single carbohydrate-recognition domain (CRD), while PtCTL-3's ORF encoded polypeptides of 241 amino acids with a coiled-coil region and a single-CRD...
September 12, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910579/phosphorylation-is-required-for-the-pathogen-defense-function-of-the-arabidopsis-pen3-abc-transporter
#4
William Underwood, Shauna C Somerville
The Arabidopsis PEN3 ABC transporter accumulates at sites of pathogen detection, where it is involved in defense against a number of pathogens. Perception of PAMPs by pattern recognition receptors initiates recruitment of PEN3 and also leads to PEN3 phosphorylation at multiple amino acid residues. Whether PAMP-induced phosphorylation of PEN3 is important for its defense function or focal recruitment has not been addressed. In this study, we evaluated the role of PEN3 phosphorylation in modulating the localization and defense function of the transporter...
September 14, 2017: Plant Signaling & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906208/pattern-recognition-receptors-signaling-pathways-and-dysregulation-in-canine-chronic-enteropathies-brief-review
#5
Romy M Heilmann, Karin Allenspach
Pattern-recognition receptors (PRRs) are expressed by innate immune cells and recognize pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) as well as endogenous damage-associated molecular pattern (DAMP) molecules. With a large potential for synergism or convergence between their signaling pathways, PRRs orchestrate a complex interplay of cellular mediators and transcription factors, and thus play a central role in homeostasis and host defense. Aberrant activation of PRR signaling, mutations of the receptors and/or their downstream signaling molecules, and/or DAMP/PAMP complex-mediated receptor signaling can potentially lead to chronic auto-inflammatory diseases or development of cancer...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902164/slbir3-negatively-regulates-pamp-responses-and-cell-death-in-tomato
#6
Shuhua Huang, Shuming Nie, Shufen Wang, Jianwei Liu, Yanfeng Zhang, Xiaofeng Wang
Bri1-associated kinase 1 (BAK1)-interacting receptor-like kinase (BIR) proteins have been shown to play important roles in regulating growth and development, pathogen associated molecular pattern (PAMP)-triggered immunity (PTI) responses, and cell death in the model plant, Arabidopsis thaliana. We identified four BIR family members in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum), including SlBIR3, an ortholog of AtBIR3 from A. thaliana. SlBIR3 is predicted to encode a membrane localized non-arginine-aspartate (non-RD) kinase that, based on protein sequence, does not have autophosphorylation activity but that can be phosphorylated in vivo...
September 13, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898429/tgacg-binding-factor-1-tga1-and-tga4-regulate-salicylic-acid-and-pipecolic-acid-biosynthesis-by-modulating-the-expression-of-systemic-acquired-resistance-deficient-1-sard1-and-calmodulin-binding-protein-60g-cbp60g
#7
Tongjun Sun, Lucas Busta, Qian Zhang, Pingtao Ding, Reinhard Jetter, Yuelin Zhang
Salicylic acid (SA) and pipecolic acid (Pip) play important roles in plant immunity. Here we analyzed the roles of transcription factors TGACG-BINDING FACTOR 1 (TGA1) and TGA4 in regulating SA and Pip biosynthesis in Arabidopsis thaliana. We quantified the expression levels of SYSTEMIC ACQUIRED RESISTANCE DEFICIENT 1 (SARD1) and CALMODULIN-BINDING PROTEIN 60g (CBP60g), which encode two master transcription factors of plant immunity, and the accumulation of SA and Pip in tga1-1 tga4-1 mutant plants. We tested whether SARD1 and CBP60g are direct targets of TGA1 by chromatin immunoprecipitation-polymerase chain reaction (ChIP-PCR)...
September 12, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895241/thermoresponsive-double-network-hydrogels-with-exceptional-compressive-mechanical-properties
#8
A Kristen Means, Daniel A Ehrhardt, Lauren V Whitney, Melissa A Grunlan
The utility of thermoresponsive hydrogels, such as those based on poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPAAm), is severely limited by their deficient mechanical properties. In particular, the simultaneous achievement of high strength and stiffness remains unreported. In this work, a thermoresponsive hydrogel is prepared having the unique combination of ultrahigh compressive strength (≈23 MPa) and excellent compressive modulus (≈1.5 MPa). This is accomplished by employing a double network (DN) design comprised of a tightly crosslinked, highly negatively charged 1st network based on poly(2-acrylamido-2-methylpropane sulfonic acid (PAMPS) and a loosely crosslinked, zwitterionic 2nd network based on a copolymer of thermoresponsive NIPAAm and zwitterionic 2-(methacryloyloxy)ethyl]dimethyl-(3-sulfopropyl)ammonium hydroxide (MEDSAH)...
September 12, 2017: Macromolecular Rapid Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893934/tumour-viruses-and-innate-immunity
#9
REVIEW
Sharon E Hopcraft, Blossom Damania
Host cells sense viral infection through pattern recognition receptors (PRRs), which detect pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) and stimulate an innate immune response. PRRs are localized to several different cellular compartments and are stimulated by viral proteins and nucleic acids. PRR activation initiates signal transduction events that ultimately result in an inflammatory response. Human tumour viruses, which include Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus, Epstein-Barr virus, human papillomavirus, hepatitis C virus, hepatitis B virus, human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 and Merkel cell polyomavirus, are detected by several different PRRs...
October 19, 2017: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893639/on-the-application-of-reverse-vaccinology-to-parasitic-diseases-a-perspective-on-feature-selection-and-ranking-of-vaccine-candidates
#10
Stephen J Goodswen, Paul J Kennedy, John T Ellis
Reverse vaccinology has the potential to rapidly advance vaccine development against parasites, but it is unclear which features studied in silico will advance vaccine development. Here we consider Neospora caninum which is a globally distributed protozoan parasite causing significant economic and reproductive loss to cattle industries worldwide. The aim of this study was to use a reverse vaccinology approach to compile a worthy vaccine candidate list for N. caninum, including proteins containing pathogen-associated molecular patterns to act as vaccine carriers...
September 8, 2017: International Journal for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889011/two-novel-lrr-and-ig-domain-containing-proteins-from-oyster-crassostrea-gigas-function-as-pattern-recognition-receptors-and-induce-expression-of-cytokines
#11
Xiudan Wang, Mengqiang Wang, Qingsong Xu, Jiachao Xu, Zhao Lv, Lingling Wang, Linsheng Song
Leucine-rich repeat (LRR) domain and immunoglobulin (Ig) domain are both competent immune recognition modules, and the immunological roles of LRR and Ig domain containing- proteins (LRRIGs) are speculated to be multifunctional and worth investigating. In the present study, two novel LRRIGs, CgLRRIG-1 and CgLRRIG-2, were identified and characterized from oyster Crassostrea gigas. Both of them contained an N-terminal LRR region, an Ig domain, a transmembrane region, and a C-terminal cytoplasmic tail. The mRNA transcripts of CgLRRIG-1 and CgLRRIG-2 were constitutively expressed in muscle, gill, hepatopancreas, mantle, gonad and hemocytes with the highest expression level in hepatopancreas...
September 6, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887852/cd8-lineage-dendritic-cells-determine-adaptive-immune-responses-to-inflammasome-activation-upon-sterile-skin-injury
#12
Rituparna Chakraborty, Janin Chandra, Shuai Cui, Lynn Tolley, Matthew A Cooper, Mark Kendall, Ian H Frazer
The molecular links between sterile inflammation and induction of adaptive immunity have not been fully identified. Here, we examine how damage associated molecular patterns (DAMPs), as opposed to pathogen associated molecules (PAMPs), regulates the immune response to non-self-antigens presented at the site of the physical injury. Heat applied briefly to the skin invokes sterile inflammation, characterised by local cell death and caspase-1 activation without demonstrably disrupting skin integrity. Co-delivery of ovalbumin (OVA) with heat injury induces OVA-specific CD8(+) T cell responses and this is dependent on caspase-1 activation and MyD88 signalling...
September 8, 2017: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887442/targeting-deficiencies-in-the-tlr5-mediated-vaginal-response-to-treat-female-recurrent-urinary-tract-infection
#13
Ased S M Ali, Catherine Mowbray, Marcelo Lanz, Anna Stanton, Samantha Bowen, Claire L Varley, Paul Hilton, Karen Brown, Wendy Robson, Jennifer Southgate, Phillip D Aldridge, Alison Tyson-Capper, Soman Abraham, Robert S Pickard, Judith Hall
The identification of the host defence peptides as target effectors in the innate defence of the uro-genital tract creates new translational possibilities for immunomodulatory therapies, specifically vaginal therapies to treat women suffering from rUTI, particularly those carrying the TLR5_C1174T SNP. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are a microbial disease reported worldwide. Women are particularly susceptible with many suffering debilitating recurrent (r) infections. Treatment is by antibiotics, but such therapy is linked to antibiotic resistance and re-infection...
September 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887059/toll-like-receptor-2-and-its-roles-in-immune-responses-against-legionella-pneumophila
#14
REVIEW
Shiva Ahmadishoar, Ashraf Kariminik
Legionella pneumophila (L. pneumophila) is an intracellular bacterium which can be survived in the human macrophages phagosomes. The infectious agent is cleared in some cases and survived in others. The main mechanisms responsible for survival of L. pneumophila are yet to be clarified. It has been reported that innate immunity plays key roles in limitation and also eradication of bacterial infections. Toll like receptor 2 (TLR2) is an important cell membrane receptor which recognizes a wide range of bacterial antigens entitled pathogen associated molecular patterns (PAMPs)...
September 5, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881083/transcriptome-analysis-using-rna-seq-%C3%A2-of-lomandra-longifolia-roots-infected-with-phytophthora-cinnamomi-reveals-the-complexity-of-the-resistance-response
#15
Md Tohidul Islam, Hashmath Inayath Hussain, James Edward Rookes, David Miles Cahill
The plant pathogen Phytophthora cinnamomi is the causal agent of disease in numerous species, is a major threat to natural vegetation and has economic impacts in agriculture. The pathogen principally invades the root system which, in susceptible species, is rapidly colonised and functionally destroyed. Few species are resistant, however, where resistance is expressed the pathogen is restricted to small, localised lesions. The molecular mechanisms that underpin this response in resistant species are not well understood...
September 7, 2017: Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879532/basic-leucine-zipper-domain-transcription-factors-the-vanguards-in-plant-immunity
#16
REVIEW
Ali Noman, Zhiqin Liu, Muhammad Aqeel, Madiha Zainab, Muhammad Ifnan Khan, Ansar Hussain, Muhammad Furqan Ashraf, Xia Li, Yahong Weng, Shuilin He
Regulation of spatio-temporal expression patterns of stress tolerance associated plant genes is an essential component of the stress responses. Eukaryotes assign a large amount of their genome to transcription with multiple transcription factors (TFs). Often, these transcription factors fit into outsized gene groups which, in several cases, exclusively belong to plants. Basic leucine zipper domain (bZIP) transcription factors regulate vital processes in plants and animals. In plants, bZIPs are implicated in numerous fundamental processes like seed development, energy balance, and responses to abiotic or biotic stresses...
September 6, 2017: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878771/coordinated-role-of-toll-like-receptor-3-and-retinoic-acid-inducible-gene-i-in-the-innate-response-of-bovine-endometrial-cells-to-virus
#17
Luisa C Carneiro, Carmen Bedford, Sarah Jacca, Alfonso Rosamilia, Vera F de Lima, Gaetano Donofrio, I Martin Sheldon, James G Cronin
Bovine herpesvirus-4 (BoHV-4) and bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) infect the uterus of cattle, often resulting in reduced fertility, or abortion of the fetus, respectively. Here, exposure of primary bovine endometrial cells to BoHV-4 or BVDV modulated the production of inflammatory mediators. Viral pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) are detected via pattern-recognition receptors (PRRs). However, the relative contribution of specific PRRs to innate immunity, during viral infection of the uterus, is unclear...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877365/molecular-cloning-characterization-and-expression-of-immunoglobulin-d-igd-on-pathogen-challenge-and-pamps-stimulation-in-freshwater-carp-catla-catla
#18
Rajanya Banerjee, Bhakti Patel, Madhubanti Basu, Saswati S Lenka, Mahismita Paicha, Mrinal Samanta, Surajit Das
The primordial immunoglobulin class, IgD is the first non-IgM isotype discovered in teleosts. The crucial role of IgM and IgZ in imparting systemic and mucosal immunity respectively has been widely established in various fish species. However, the putative function of unique IgD isotype during pathogenic invasions has not been explored much. The present study reports the existence of IgD ortholog in freshwater carp, Catla catla and further evaluates its differential expression profile in response to bacterial, parasitic, viral antigenic exposure and (pathogen associated molecular patterns) PAMPs stimulations...
September 6, 2017: Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870670/il-1-receptor-like-1-protects-against-alcoholic-liver-injury-by-limiting-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation-in-hepatic-macrophages
#19
Meng Wang, Guannan Shen, Liangguo Xu, Xiaodong Liu, Jared M Brown, Dechun Feng, Ruth Ann Ross, Bin Gao, Suthat Liangpunsakul, Cynthia Ju
BACKGROUND & AIM: Alcohol consumption, through increasing intestinal permeability and causing hepatocytes damage, leads to the release of pathogen- and damage-associated molecular pattern molecules (PAMPs and DAMPs). These molecules stimulate hepatic macrophages (MΦs) and activate NF-κB, resulting in inflammation and exacerbating alcoholic liver disease (ALD). However, much less is known about the mechanisms attenuating inflammation and preventing disease progression in the majority of the heavy drinkers...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867711/four-new-lignans-and-il-2-inhibitors-from-magnoliae-flos
#20
Thi Tuyet Mai Nguyen, Hyun-Su Lee, Thi Thu Nguyen, Thi Quynh Mai Ngo, Chang-Duk Jun, Byung Sun Min, Jeong Ah Kim
Four new lignans, a furofuran lignan medioresinol B (10) and three tetrahydrofuran lignans kobusinol C (16), 7'-methoxy magnostellin A (21), and mangnostellin D (23), along with 19 known lignans, were isolated from the flower buds of Magnolia biondii PAMP. The structures of the isolates were elucidated using spectroscopic analysis, mainly one- and two-dimensional NMR, high resolution-MS, and circular dichroism techniques as well as Mosher's esterification method. The anti-allergic effects of the isolated compounds were evaluated by analyzing the inhibition of interleukin-2 (IL-2) expression in Jurkat T-cells...
2017: Chemical & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
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