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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937231/pulmonary-surfactant-and-bacterial-lipopolysaccharide-the-interaction-and-its-functional-consequences
#1
M Kolomaznik, Z Nova, A Calkovska
The respiratory system is constantly exposed to pathogens which enter the lungs by inhalation or via blood stream. Lipopolysaccharide (LPS), also named endotoxin, can reach the airspaces as the major component of the outer membrane of Gram-negative bacteria, and lead to local inflammation and systemic toxicity. LPS affects alveolar type II (ATII) cells and pulmonary surfactant and although surfactant molecule has the effective protective mechanisms, excessive amount of LPS interacts with surfactant film and leads to its inactivation...
September 22, 2017: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936778/preferential-reduction-of-circulating-innate-lymphoid-cells-type-2-in-patients-with-common-variable-immunodeficiency-with-secondary-complications-is-part-of-a-broader-immune-dysregulation
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David Friedmann, Baerbel Keller, Ina Harder, Jonas Schupp, Yakup Tanriver, Susanne Unger, Klaus Warnatz
PURPOSE: Over a third of patients with common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) suffer from secondary complications like inflammatory organ disease, autoimmune manifestations, or lymphoproliferation contributing to increased morbidity and mortality in affected patients. Innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) have emerging roles in setting the milieu for physiological, but also pathological, immune responses and inflammation. We therefore sought to correlate the recently identified disturbed homeostasis of ILCs with alterations of the adaptive immune system in complex CVID patients (CVIDc)...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936426/comparison-of-diabetic-and-non-diabetic-human-leukocytic-responses-to-different-capsule-types-of-klebsiella-pneumoniae-responsible-for-causing-pyogenic-liver-abscess
#3
I Russel Lee, Ethel Sng, Kok-Onn Lee, James S Molton, Monica Chan, Shirin Kalimuddin, Ezlyn Izharuddin, David C Lye, Sophia Archuleta, Yunn-Hwen Gan
The major risk factor for Klebsiella liver abscess (KLA) is type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM), but the immunological mechanisms involved in the increased susceptibility are poorly defined. We investigated the responses of neutrophils and peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) to hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae (hvKP), the causative agent of KLA. DNA and myeloperoxidase levels were elevated in the plasma of KLA patients compared to uninfected individuals indicating neutrophil activation, but diabetic status had no effect on these neutrophil extracellular trap (NET) biomarkers in both subject groups...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936357/food-avoidance-and-restriction-in-adults-a-cross-sectional-pilot-study-comparing-patients-from-an-immunology-clinic-to-a-general-practice
#4
Michael Fitzgerald, Brad Frankum
BACKGROUND: With the introduction of avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID) in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual - fifth edition, there is an increased need to understand the prevalence and pattern of food avoidance and restriction in adults. High rates of food allergy and intolerance in immunology clinic populations, and subsequent high rates of elimination diets, place these individuals at a greater risk of developing pathological eating behaviours. This descriptive cross sectional pilot study aims to provide preliminary data on the prevalence and nature of food avoidance and restriction in an adult population, and to explore the reasons for this behaviour...
2017: Journal of Eating Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935850/viro-immunological-response-of-drug-naive-hiv-1-infected-patients-starting-a-first-line-regimen-with-viraemia-500-000-copies-ml-in-clinical-practice
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Maria Mercedes Santoro, Domenico Di Carlo, Daniele Armenia, Mauro Zaccarelli, Carmela Pinnetti, Manuela Colafigli, Francesca Prati, Andrea Boschi, Anna Maria Degli Antoni, Filippo Lagi, Laura Sighinolfi, Cristina Gervasoni, Massimo Andreoni, Andrea Antinori, Cristina Mussini, Carlo Federico Perno, Vanni Borghi, Gaetana Sterrantino
BACKGROUND: Virological success (VS) and immunological reconstitution (IR) of antiretroviral-naïve HIV-1 infected patients with pre-therapy viral load (VL) >500,000 copies/mL was assessed after 12 months of treatment according to initial drug-class regimens. METHODS: An observational multicenter retrospective study was performed. VS was defined as the first VL <50 copies/mL from treatment start. IR was defined as an increase of at least 150 CD4+ T-lymphocytes from treatment start...
September 22, 2017: Antiviral Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934427/immunologic-profiling-of-human-metapneumovirus-for-the-development-of-targeted-immunotherapy
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Ifigeneia Tzannou, Sarah K Nicholas, Premal Lulla, Paibel I Aguayo-Hiraldo, Anisha Misra, Caridad A Martinez, Annette A Machado, Jordan S Orange, Pedro A Piedra, Juan F Vera, Ann M Leen
Human metapneumovirus (hMPV) is a respiratory virus detected in ≥9% of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) recipients, in whom it can cause significant morbidity and mortality. Given the lack of effective antivirals, we investigated the potential for immunotherapeutic intervention, using adoptively transferred T cells. Thus, we characterized the cellular immune response to the virus and identified F, N, M2-1, M, and P as immunodominant target antigens. Reactive T cells were polyclonal (ie, they expressed CD4 and CD8), T-helper type 1 polarized, and polyfunctional (ie, they produced interferon γ, tumor necrosis factor α, granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor, and granzyme B), and they were able to kill autologous antigen-loaded targets...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934305/the-prognostic-value-of-interleukin-17-in-lung-cancer-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis-based-on-chinese-patients
#7
Xiao-Fei Wang, Yi-Tong Zhu, Jia-Jia Wang, Da-Xiong Zeng, Chuan-Yong Mu, Yan-Bin Chen, Wei Lei, Ye-Han Zhu, Jian-An Huang
BACKGROUND: Interleukin-17 (IL-17) plays an important role in cancer progression. Previous studies remained controversial regarding the correlation between IL-17 expression and lung cancer (LC) prognosis. To comprehensively and quantitatively summarize the prognostic value of IL-17 expression in LC patients, a systematic review and meta-analysis were performed. METHODS: We identified the relevant literatures by searching the PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, SinoMed, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) and Wanfang Data databases, up until April 1, 2017...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934209/microbial-translocation-is-correlated-with-hiv-evolution-in-hiv-hcv-co-infected-patients
#8
Jean-Jacques Tudesq, Catherine Dunyach-Remy, Christophe Combescure, Régine Doncesco, Didier Laureillard, Jean-Philippe Lavigne, Albert Sotto
Microbial translocation (MT) is characterized by bacterial products passing into the blood through the gut barrier and is a key phenomenon in the pathophysiology of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection. MT is also associated with liver damage in Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) patients. The aim of the study was to assess MT in plasma of HIV-HCV co-infected patients. 16S rDNA (16 S Ribosomal DNA subunit) marker and other markers of MT such as Lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-binding protein (LBP), soluble CD14 (sCD14), intestinal fatty acid binding protein (I-FABP) were used...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933664/immune-responses-after-live-attenuated-influenza-vaccination
#9
Kristin G-I Mohn, Ingrid Smith, Haakon Sjursen, Rebecca Cox
Since 2003 (US) and 2012 (Europe) the live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) has been used as an alternative to the traditional inactivated influenza vaccines (IIV). The immune responses elicted by LAIV mimic natural infection and have been found to provide broader clinical protection in children compared to the IIVs. However, our knowledge of the detailed immunological mechanisims induced by LAIV remain to be fully elucidated, and despite 14 years on the global market, there exists no correlate of protection...
September 21, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932959/the-role-and-regulation-of-the-11-beta-hydroxysteroid-dehydrogenase-enzyme-system-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#10
M Hussey, G Holleran, S Smith, Mark Sherlock, D McNamara
INTRODUCTION: Glucocorticoids are known to modulate a number of immunological responses including counteracting inflammation. Within tissues expressing the glucocorticoid and mineralocorticoid receptors including the colon, glucocorticoid metabolism is regulated by the isoenzymes of 11ß-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (11β-HSD). 11β-HSD1 acts as an oxidoreductase converting inactive cortisone into active cortisol, while 11β-HSD2 acts as a dehydrogenase converting active cortisol to inactive cortisone...
September 20, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932650/gene-editing-gene-therapy-and-cell-xenotransplantation-cell-transplantation-across-species
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REVIEW
Nizar I Mourad, Pierre Gianello
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cell xenotransplantation has the potential to provide a safe, ethically acceptable, unlimited source for cell replacement therapies. This review focuses on genetic modification strategies aimed to overcome remaining hurdles standing in the way of clinical porcine islet transplantation and to develop neural cell xenotransplantation. RECENT FINDINGS: In addition to previously described genetic modifications aimed to mitigate hyperacute rejection, instant blood-mediated inflammatory reaction, and cell-mediated rejection, new data showing the possibility of increasing porcine islet insulin secretion by transgenesis is an interesting addition to the array of genetically modified pigs available for xenotransplantation...
2017: Current Transplantation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931689/vaccination-with-recombinant-parainfluenza-virus-5-expressing-neuraminidase-protects-against-homologous-and-heterologous-influenza-virus-challenge
#12
Alaina J Mooney, Jon D Gabbard, Zhuo Li, Daniel A Dlugolenski, Scott K Johnson, Ralph A Tripp, Biao He, S Mark Tompkins
Seasonal human influenza virus continues to cause morbidity and mortality annually, and highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) along with other emerging influenzas continue to pose pandemic threats. Vaccination is considered the most effective measure for controlling influenza; however, current strategies rely on a precise vaccine match with currently circulating virus strains for efficacy, requiring constant surveillance and regular development of matched vaccines. Current vaccines focus on eliciting specific antibody responses against the hemagglutinin (HA) surface glycoprotein; however, the diversity of HAs across species and antigenic drift of circulating strains enables evasion of virus-inhibiting antibody responses, resulting in vaccine failure...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931653/combined-ox40l-and-mtor-blockade-controls-effector-t-cell-activation-while-preserving-treg-reconstitution-after-transplant
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Victor Tkachev, Scott N Furlan, Benjamin Watkins, Daniel J Hunt, Hengqi Betty Zheng, Angela Panoskaltsis-Mortari, Kayla Betz, Melanie Brown, John B Schell, Katie Zeleski, Alison Yu, Ian Kirby, Sarah Cooley, Jeffrey S Miller, Bruce R Blazar, Duncan Casson, Phil Bland-Ward, Leslie S Kean
A critical question facing the field of transplantation is how to control effector T cell (Teff) activation while preserving regulatory T cell (Treg) function. Standard calcineurin inhibitor-based strategies can partially control Teffs, but breakthrough activation still occurs, and these agents are antagonistic to Treg function. Conversely, mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibition with sirolimus is more Treg-compatible but is inadequate to fully control Teff activation. In contrast, blockade of OX40L signaling has the capacity to partially control Teff activation despite maintaining Treg function...
September 20, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931060/isolated-positive-anti-ss-b-autoantibodies-are-not-related-to-clinical-features-of-systemic-autoimmune-diseases-results-from-a-routine-population-survey
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Sabine Jardel, Nicole Fabien, Arnaud Hot, Sandra Vukusic, Jacques Tebib, Vincent Cottin, Pascal Sève, Maurice Laville, Alexandre Belot, Isabelle Durieu, Lorna Garnier, Frédéric Coutant, Quitterie Reynaud, Jean Christophe Lega
OBJECTIVE: To assess in clinical practice the frequency and diagnosis associated with the SS-B-positive/SS-A negative autoantibody profile. METHODS: We analyzed a one-year consecutive population of 624 patients referred by clinicians to the immunology laboratory to investigate anti-SS-A and/or anti-SS-B autoantibodies, who were detected using luminex technology. Data were analyzed for patients with isolated anti-SS-B autoantibodies. The clinical characteristics and diagnosis of connective tissue diseases (CTD) were retrieved according to the international criteria...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930139/critical-analysis-on-characterization-systemic-effect-and-therapeutic-potential-of-beta-sitosterol-a-plant-derived-orphan-phytosterol
#15
REVIEW
Muhammad Shahdaat Bin Sayeed, Selim Muhammad Rezaul Karim, Tasnuva Sharmin, Mohammed Monzur Morshed
Beta-sitosterol (BS) is a phytosterol, widely distributed throughout the plant kingdom and known to be involved in the stabilization of cell membranes. To compile the sources, physical and chemical properties, spectral and chromatographic analytical methods, synthesis, systemic effects, pharmacokinetics, therapeutic potentials, toxicity, drug delivery and finally, to suggest future research with BS, classical as well as on-line literature were studied. Classical literature includes classical books on ethnomedicine and phytochemistry, and the electronic search included Pubmed, SciFinder, Scopus, the Web of Science, Google Scholar, and others...
November 15, 2016: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928833/disrupted-fibroblastic-reticular-cells-and-interleukin-7-expression-in-tumor-draining-lymph-nodes
#16
Jianbao Gao, Lintao Zhao, Lina Liu, Yang Yang, Bo Guo, Bo Zhu
The immune system of patients with cancer is usually in an inhibitory state. Lymph node (LN) draining of pathological sites provides a suitable microenvironment where adaptive immune responses mainly occur. However, the microenvironment in the tumor draining lymph nodes (TDLNs) of patients with cancer appears to be in favor of tolerance. The effects of tumor cells on TDLNs have not been elaborated clearly. The present results have indicated that tumor cells may directly affect TDLNs by decreasing the fibroblastic reticular cell population that led to less interleukin-7 secretion...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928736/selective-igm-deficiency-an-underestimated-primary-immunodeficiency
#17
REVIEW
Sudhir Gupta, Ankmalika Gupta
Although selective IgM deficiency (SIGMD) was described almost five decades ago, it was largely ignored as a primary immunodeficiency. SIGMD is defined as serum IgM levels below two SD of mean with normal serum IgG and IgA. It appears to be more common than originally realized. SIGMD is observed in both children and adults. Patients with SIGMD may be asymptomatic; however, approximately 80% of patients with SIGMD present with infections with bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa. There is an increased frequency of allergic and autoimmune diseases in SIGMD...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928380/predictors-of-responses-to-immune-checkpoint-blockade-in-advanced-melanoma
#18
N Jacquelot, M P Roberti, D P Enot, S Rusakiewicz, N Ternès, S Jegou, D M Woods, A L Sodré, M Hansen, Y Meirow, M Sade-Feldman, A Burra, S S Kwek, C Flament, M Messaoudene, C P M Duong, L Chen, B S Kwon, A C Anderson, V K Kuchroo, B Weide, F Aubin, C Borg, S Dalle, O Beatrix, M Ayyoub, B Balme, G Tomasic, A M Di Giacomo, M Maio, D Schadendorf, I Melero, B Dréno, A Khammari, R Dummer, M Levesque, Y Koguchi, L Fong, M Lotem, M Baniyash, H Schmidt, I M Svane, G Kroemer, A Marabelle, S Michiels, A Cavalcanti, M J Smyth, J S Weber, A M Eggermont, L Zitvogel
Immune checkpoint blockers (ICB) have become pivotal therapies in the clinical armamentarium against metastatic melanoma (MMel). Given the frequency of immune related adverse events and increasing use of ICB, predictors of response to CTLA-4 and/or PD-1 blockade represent unmet clinical needs. Using a systems biology-based approach to an assessment of 779 paired blood and tumor markers in 37 stage III MMel patients, we analyzed association between blood immune parameters and the functional immune reactivity of tumor-infiltrating cells after ex vivo exposure to ICB...
September 19, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927305/discovery-and-application-of-immune-biomarkers-for-hematological-malignancies
#19
Dimitrios Zafeiris, Jayakumar Vadakekolathu, Sarah Wagner, Alan Graham Pockley, Graham Roy Ball, Sergio Rutella
Hematological malignancies originate and progress in primary and secondary lymphoid organs, where they establish a uniquely immune-suppressive tumour microenvironment. Although high-throughput transcriptomic and proteomic approaches are being employed to interrogate immune surveillance and escape mechanisms in patients with solid tumours, and to identify actionable targets for immunotherapy, our knowledge of the immunological landscape of hematological malignancies, as well as our understanding of the molecular circuits that underpin the establishment of immune tolerance, is not comprehensive...
September 19, 2017: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926962/anti-nkg2d-mab-a-new-treatment-for-crohn-s-disease
#20
REVIEW
Kasper Vadstrup, Flemming Bendtsen
Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) are immunologically-mediated, debilitating conditions resulting from destructive inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. The pathogenesis of IBD is incompletely understood, but is considered to be the result of an abnormal immune response with a wide range of cell types and proteins involved. Natural Killer Group 2D (NKG2D) is an activating receptor constitutively expressed on human Natural Killer (NK), γδ T, mucosal-associated invariant T (MAIT), CD56⁺ T, and CD8⁺ T cells...
September 16, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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