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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533779/cytomegalovirus-driven-adaptive-like-natural-killer-cell-expansions-are-unaffected-by-concurrent-chronic-hepatitis-virus-infections
#1
David F G Malone, Sebastian Lunemann, Julia Hengst, Hans-Gustaf Ljunggren, Michael P Manns, Johan K Sandberg, Markus Cornberg, Heiner Wedemeyer, Niklas K Björkström
Adaptive-like expansions of natural killer (NK) cell subsets are known to occur in response to human cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection. These expansions are typically made up of NKG2C(+) NK cells with particular killer-cell immunoglobulin-like receptor (KIR) expression patterns. Such NK cell expansion patterns are also seen in patients with viral hepatitis infection. Yet, it is not known if the viral hepatitis infection promotes the appearance of such expansions or if effects are solely attributed to underlying CMV infection...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505602/unusual-antigen-presentation-offers-new-insight-into-hiv-vaccine-design
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REVIEW
Andrew J McMichael, Louis J Picker
Recent findings with a rhesus monkey cytomegalovirus based simian immunodeficiency virus vaccine have identified strong CD8+ T cell responses that are restricted by MHC-E. Also mycobacteria specific CD8+ T cells, that are MHC-E restricted, have been identified. MHC-E therefore can present a wide range of epitope peptides to CD8+ T cells, alongside its well defined role in presenting a conserved MHC-class I signal peptide to the NKG2A/C-CD94 receptor on natural killer cells. Here we explore the antigen processing pathways involved in these atypical T cell responses...
May 12, 2017: Current Opinion in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481352/partial-break-in-tolerance-of-nkg2a-lir-1-single-kir-nk-cells-early-in-the-course-of-hla-matched-kir-mismatched-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation
#3
S Rathmann, C Keck, C Kreutz, N Weit, M Müller, J Timmer, S Glatzel, M Follo, M Malkovsky, M Werner, R Handgretinger, J Finke, P Fisch
Natural killer (NK) cell subpopulations from 8 HLA-matched but killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptor (KIR)/HLA-ligand-mismatched patient-donor pairs were analyzed in the course of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HCT). The patients' post-transplantation NKG2A(-)/LIR-1(-) NK cells, which expressed only inhibitory KIRs for which the patient had no HLA class I ligands, showed higher cytotoxic capacity than the NKG2A(-)/LIR-1(-) NK cells lacking any inhibitory KIRs that remained tolerant throughout the course of HCT...
May 8, 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475642/mhc-ib-molecule-qa-1-presents-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-peptide-antigens-to-cd8-t-cells-and-contributes-to-protection-against-infection
#4
Yao Bian, Shaobin Shang, Sarah Siddiqui, Jie Zhao, Simone A Joosten, Tom H M Ottenhoff, Harvey Cantor, Chyung-Ru Wang
A number of nonclassical MHC Ib molecules recognizing distinct microbial antigens have been implicated in the immune response to Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb). HLA-E has been identified to present numerous Mtb peptides to CD8+ T cells, with multiple HLA-E-restricted cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) and regulatory T cell lines isolated from patients with active and latent tuberculosis (TB). In other disease models, HLA-E and its mouse homolog Qa-1 can act as antigen presenting molecules as well as regulators of the immune response...
May 5, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474506/expression-of-the-inhibitory-receptor-nkg2a-correlates-with-increased-liver-and-splenic-nk-cell-response-to-activating-receptor-engagement
#5
Claire E Meyer, Phillip N Key, Toby Zhu, Mark Shabsovich, Ann Ni, Sandeep K Tripathy
INTRODUCTION: Natural killer (NK) cells play a critical role in the innate immune response to viruses and tumors, and comprise a large proportion of the hepatic lymphocyte population. They must remain tolerant to non-pathogenic antigens while protecting the host from harmful agents. Herein, we investigate how the NK cell response to activation receptor engagement is altered in the liver. METHODS: In this study, we assess IFN-γ production and degranulation of splenic NK cells and selected subsets of liver NK cells...
June 2017: Immunity, Inflammation and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450865/distinct-effects-of-dexamethasone-on-human-natural-killer-cell-responses-dependent-on-cytokines
#6
David J Morgan, Daniel M Davis
Glucocorticoids (GCs) have long been known to be immune suppressive and synthetic variants are widely used in the treatment of inflammatory disorders. Here, we report that, while suppressing the initial production of interferon-γ (IFN-γ), the synthetic GC dexamethasone (Dex) enhances the proliferation and survival of natural killer (NK) cells stimulated with interleukin-2 (IL-2) + interleukin-12 (IL-12). Inhibition of mTOR complex 1 by rapamycin revealed the immunosuppressive activity of Dex was independent from the effect of enhancing NK cell proliferation...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441851/-quantities-and-function-of-nk-cells-in-patients-with-immune-thrombocytopenia
#7
Y J Zhang, W Qu, H Liu, Y H Wang, C Y Liu, L J Li, H Q Wang, R Fu, L M Xing, Z H Shao
Objective: To investigate natural killer (NK) cell quantities and function in patients with immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) . Methods: A total of 66 ITP patients (34 newly diagnosed and 32 in complete remission) were collected from September 2015 to May 2016 in Tianjin Medical University General Hospital, and 30 healthy volunteers were recruited as controls. The percentages of NK cells and their subsets in peripheral blood, the expression of activating receptor (NKp44), inhibitory receptor (NKG2A) and CD16, perforin and granzyme β were detected by flow cytometry...
April 25, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424684/modulation-of-human-leukocyte-antigen-c-by-human-cytomegalovirus-stimulates-kir2ds1-recognition-by-natural-killer-cells
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Kattria van der Ploeg, Chiwen Chang, Martin A Ivarsson, Ashley Moffett, Mark R Wills, John Trowsdale
The interaction of inhibitory killer cell Ig-like receptors (KIRs) with human leukocyte antigen (HLA) class I molecules has been characterized in detail. By contrast, activating members of the KIR family, although closely related to inhibitory KIRs, appear to interact weakly, if at all, with HLA class I. KIR2DS1 is the best studied activating KIR and it interacts with C2 group HLA-C (C2-HLA-C) in some assays, but not as strongly as KIR2DL1. We used a mouse 2B4 cell reporter system, which carries NFAT-green fluorescent protein with KIR2DS1 and a modified DAP12 adaptor protein...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414896/nk-cells-in-self-limited-hcv-infection-exhibit-a-more-extensively-differentiated-but-not-memory-like-repertoire
#9
Rik A de Groen, Zwier M A Groothuismink, Gertine van Oord, Neeltje A Kootstra, Harry L A Janssen, Maria Prins, Janke Schinkel, André Boonstra
Natural killer (NK) cells have long been thought of as a purely innate immune cell population, but increasing reports have described developmental and functional qualities of NK cells that are commonly associated with cells of the adaptive immune system. Of these features, the ability of NK cells to acquire functional qualities associated with immunological memory and continuous differentiation resulting in the formation of specific NK cell repertoires has recently been highlighted in viral infection settings...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405496/il-12-il-15-and-il-18-pre-activated-nk-cells-target-resistant-t-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-and-delay-leukemia-development-in-vivo
#10
Margherita Boieri, Aina Ulvmoen, Amanda Sudworth, Clare Lendrem, Matthew Collin, Anne M Dickinson, Lise Kveberg, Marit Inngjerdingen
NK cells have shown promise in therapy of hematological cancers, in particular against acute myeloid leukemia. In contrast, the more NK cell-resistant acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is difficult to treat with NK-cell-based therapies, and we hypothesized that pre-activation of NK cells could overcome this resistance. We show in pediatric and adult patients with T-cell ALL (T-ALL) perturbed NK cell effector functions at diagnosis. Using an in vivo rat model for T-ALL, Roser leukemia (RL), suppressed NK cell effector functions were observed...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396661/phenotype-of-nk-like-cd8-t-cells-with-innate-features-in-humans-and-their-relevance-in-cancer-diseases
#11
Alice Barbarin, Emilie Cayssials, Florence Jacomet, Nicolas Gonzalo Nunez, Sara Basbous, Lucie Lefèvre, Myriam Abdallah, Nathalie Piccirilli, Benjamin Morin, Vincent Lavoue, Véronique Catros, Eliane Piaggio, André Herbelin, Jean-Marc Gombert
Unconventional T cells are defined by their capacity to respond to signals other than the well-known complex of peptides and major histocompatibility complex proteins. Among the burgeoning family of unconventional T cells, innate-like CD8(+) T cells in the mouse were discovered in the early 2000s. This subset of CD8(+) T cells bears a memory phenotype without having encountered a foreign antigen and can respond to innate-like IL-12 + IL-18 stimulation. Although the concept of innate memory CD8(+) T cells is now well established in mice, whether an equivalent memory NK-like T-cell population exists in humans remains under debate...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380039/alterations-of-the-nk-cell-pool-in-hiv-hcv-co-infection
#12
Dominik J Kaczmarek, Pavlos Kokordelis, Benjamin Krämer, Andreas Glässner, Franziska Wolter, Felix Goeser, Philipp Lutz, Carolynne Schwarze-Zander, Christoph Boesecke, Christian P Strassburg, Jürgen K Rockstroh, Ulrich Spengler, Jacob Nattermann
BACKGROUND: A relevant proportion of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected patients is co-infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV). HCV co-infection in HIV-positive patients is associated with faster progression of liver disease in comparison to HCV mono-infection. Natural killer (NK) cells critically modulate the natural course of HCV infection. Both HIV and HCV mono-infection are associated with alterations of the NK cell pool. However, little data is available concerning phenotype and function of NK cells in HIV/HCV co-infection...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373665/polyfunctional-natural-killer-cells-with-a-low-activation-profile-in-response-to-toll-like-receptor-3-activation-in-hiv-1-exposed-seronegative-subjects
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Josenilson F Lima, Luanda M S Oliveira, Nátalli Z Pereira, Alberto J S Duarte, Maria N Sato
Natural killer (NK) cells are the main mediator of the cytotoxic response in innate immunity and may be involved in resistance to HIV-1 infection in exposed seronegative (ESN) individuals. Toll-like receptor (TLR) signalling is crucial for NK cell activation. Here, we investigated the polyfunctional NK cell response to TLR3 activation in serodiscordant couples. ESN subjects showed increased IFN-γ and CD107a expression in both NK subsets, CD56(bright) and CD56(dim) cells, in response to stimulation with a TLR3 agonist, while expression was impaired in the HIV-1-infected partners...
April 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367424/adipose-derived-stem-cells-exert-immunomodulatory-effects-on-natural-killer-cells-in-breast-cancer
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Behdokht Bahrami, Ahmad Hosseini, Abdol-Rasoul Talei, Abbas Ghaderi, Mahboobeh Razmkhah
OBJECTIVE: Adipose derived stem cells (ASCs), as one of the important stromal cells in the tumor microenvironment, are determined with immunomodulatory effects. The principle aim of this study was to evaluate the immunosuppressive effects of ASCs on natural killer (NK) cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this experimental study, we assessed the expressions of indolamine 2, 3-dioxygenase (IDO1), IDO2 and human leukocyte antigen-G5 (HLA-G5) in ASCs isolated from breast cancer patients with different stages as well as normal individuals, using quantitative reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR)...
April 2017: Cell Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335588/recovery-of-nk-cd56-cd3-cells-after-1-year-of-tenofovir-therapy-for-chronic-hepatitis-b-infection
#15
Hwan Hee Lee, Hyojeung Kang, Hyosun Cho
Natural killer (NK) cells have been reported to be dysfunctional in chronic hepatitis B (CHB) infection. However, the functional recovery of NK cells was not clearly understood under anti-viral therapeutic agents in CHB. In this study, we investigated the phenotypic changes of NK(CD56+CD3-) cells in terms of their functional markers (CD16, NKG2A, NKG2D) during tenofovir therapy in CHB. The frequency of NK(CD56+CD3-) cells in CHB patients was significantly increased after 12 months of tenofovir therapy when compared to baseline...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328926/frequency-and-role-of-nkp46-and-nkg2a-in-hepatitis-b-virus-infection
#16
Teppei Yoshioka, Tomohide Tatsumi, Takuya Miyagi, Kaori Mukai, Kumiko Nishio, Akira Nishio, Yoshinobu Yokoyama, Takahiro Suda, Tadashi Kegasawa, Minoru Shigekawa, Hayato Hikita, Ryotaro Sakamori, Tetsuo Takehara
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Natural Killer (NK) cells are involved in the control of viral infection. However, the role of NK cells in chronic hepatitis B (CHB) remains unclear. This study investigated the frequencies and roles of NK cells in CHB, with a focus on activating receptor NKp46 and inhibitory receptor NKG2A. PATIENTS/METHOD: Peripheral blood lymphocytes were obtained from 71 CHB patients and 37 healthy subjects (HS). The expressions of NKp46 and NKG2A were analyzed using flow cytometry...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281564/standardized-and-flexible-eight-colour-flow-cytometry-panels-harmonized-between-different-laboratories-to-study-human-nk-cell-phenotype-and-function
#17
John P Veluchamy, María Delso-Vallejo, Nina Kok, Fenna Bohme, Ruth Seggewiss-Bernhardt, Hans J van der Vliet, Tanja D de Gruijl, Volker Huppert, Jan Spanholtz
Advancements in multi-colour fluorescence activated cell sorting (FACS) panel warrant harmonized procedures to obtain comparable data between various laboratories. The intensifying clinical exploration of Natural Killer (NK) cell-based immunotherapy demands standardized and harmonized NK cell FACS panels and acquisition protocols. Eight colour FACS panels were designed to study human NK cell phenotype and function within peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC). The panels were designed around fixed backbone markers and channels, covering antigens for non-NK lineage exclusion (CD3, TCRγδ, CD19, CD14, SYTOX(®) Blue) and NK cell selection (CD45, CD56, CD16), complemented with variable drop-in markers/channels to study NK cell phenotype (NKG2A, NKG2C, NKG2D and KIR2D) or NK cell function and activation (CD25, NKp44 and CD107a)...
March 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239376/a-mature-nk-profile-at-the-time-of-hiv-primary-infection-is-associated-with-an-early-response-to-cart
#18
Françoise Gondois-Rey, Antoine Chéret, Françoise Mallet, Ghislain Bidaut, Samuel Granjeaud, Camille Lécuroux, Mickaël Ploquin, Michaela Müller-Trutwin, Christine Rouzioux, Véronique Avettand-Fenoël, Andrea De Maria, Gilles Pialoux, Cécile Goujard, Laurence Meyer, Daniel Olive
Natural killer (NK) cells are major effectors of the innate immune response. Despite an overall defect in their function associated with chronic human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, their role in primary HIV infection is poorly understood. We investigated the modifications of the NK cell compartment in patients from the ANRS-147-Optiprim trial, a study designed to examine the benefits of intensive combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) in patients with acute or early primary HIV infection. Multiparametric flow cytometry combined with bioinformatics analyses identified the NK phenotypes in blood samples from 30 primary HIV-infected patients collected at inclusion and after 3 months of cART...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236750/targeting-nk-cell-checkpoints-for-cancer-immunotherapy
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REVIEW
Aura Muntasell, Maria C Ochoa, Luna Cordeiro, Pedro Berraondo, Ascension López-Díaz de Cerio, Mariona Cabo, Miguel López-Botet, Ignacio Melero
Natural Killer (NK) cells are cytotoxic lymphocytes specialized in early defense against virus-infected and transformed cells. NK-cell function is regulated by activating and inhibitory surface receptors recognizing their ligands on transformed cells. Modulation of NK numbers and/or function by a variety of agents such as cytokines and monoclonal antibodies may result in enhanced anti-tumor activity. Recombinant cytokines (i.e., IL-15 and IL-2), antibodies blocking inhibitory receptors (i.e., KIR, NKG2A and TIGIT) and agonists delivering signals via CD137, NKG2D and CD16 stand out as the most suitable opportunities...
February 22, 2017: Current Opinion in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210257/kinetics-of-cytotoxic-lymphocytes-reconstitution-after-induction-chemotherapy-in-elderly-aml-patients-reveals-progressive-recovery-of-normal-phenotypic-and-functional-features-in-nk-cells
#20
Jérôme Rey, Cyril Fauriat, Eloïse Kochbati, Florence Orlanducci, Aude Charbonnier, Evelyne D'Incan, Pascale Andre, François Romagne, Bernadette Barbarat, Norbert Vey, Daniel Olive
NK cells are defective in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) at diagnosis. Here, we studied the kinetic of expression of the major activating and inhibitory receptors of NK, CD8 T, and γδ T cells in patients undergoing chemotherapy (CT) for the treatment of AML (n = 29). We showed that NK cells are the main affected population at diagnosis and that expression of activating receptors is partially restored within a few weeks after CT. CD8 T cells and γδ T cells are only weakly affected at diagnosis. Killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptor expression by NK cells, but not NKG2A and CD85j, was downregulated...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
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