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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054721/characterizing-the-association-between-toll-like-receptor-subtypes-and-nephrolithiasis-with-renal-inflammation-in-an-animal-model
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Mahmut Taha Olcucu, Kerem Teke, Serdar Yalcin, Erkan Olcucuoglu, Vildan Caner, Nilay Sen Turk, Omer Levent Tuncay
OBJECTIVES: To show experimentally induced renal stone disease and evaluate secondary inflammatory responses in vivo, and to characterize changes in expression of Toll-like receptor (TLR) subtypes in this model. To evaluate the associations of hyperoxaluria-induced renal stone formation and Toll-like receptors (TLRs) expression in a rat inflammation model. METHODS: Twenty 5-6-week-old male Wistar rats were divided into control and hyperoxaluria groups (n=10/group) and supplied with normal water or 1% ethylene glycol, respectively, for 16 weeks...
October 17, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053867/molecular-cloning-and-functional-analysis-of-peafowl-pavo-cristatus-toll-like-receptor-7
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H Song, M Zhang, W Gao, L Wu, G Li
In order to clone the peafowl (Pavo cristatus) Toll-like receptor 7 (TLR7) gene and study its biological function, the peafowl TLR7 coding sequences (CDS) were amplified by PCR of cDNA from the whole spleen of peafowl. The full-length sequence of the peafowl TLR7 gene CDS is 3,141 bp and encodes a 1,046-amino acid protein with a classic TLR composition of 16 leucine-rich repeats (LRR). Insertions of amino acids were found at position 15 of LRR2, LRR5, LRR7, LRR9, LRR11, LRR12, LRR14, and LRR15; and position 10 of LRR11...
October 5, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052537/enhanced-ifn-%C3%AE-production-is-associated-with-increased-tlr7-retention-in-the-lysosomes-of-palasmacytoid-dendritic-cells-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Goh Murayama, Nanako Furusawa, Asako Chiba, Ken Yamaji, Naoto Tamura, Sachiko Miyake
BACKGROUND: Interferon-α (IFN-α) is increased and plays an important role in the pathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDCs) are the main producer of IFN-α, but their IFN-α producing capacity has been shown to be unchanged or reduced when stimulated with a Toll-like receptor 9 (TLR9) agonist in patients with SLE compared to in healthy individuals. In this study, we investigated the IFN-α-producing capacity of lupus pDCs under different stimulation...
October 19, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052054/suppression-of-the-toll-like-receptor-7-dependent-type-i-interferon-production-pathway-by-autophagy-resulting-from-enterovirus-71-and-coxsackievirus-a16-infections-facilitates-their-replication
#4
Jie Song, Yajie Hu, Jiaqi Li, Huiwen Zheng, Jingjing Wang, Lei Guo, Haijng Shi, Longding Liu
Toll-like receptors (TLRs) act as molecular sentinels, detecting invading viral pathogens and triggering host innate immune responses, including autophagy. However, many viruses have evolved a series of strategies to manipulate autophagy for their own benefit. Enterovirus 71 (EV71) and coxsackievirus A16 (CA16), as the primary agents causing hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD), can induce autophagy leading to their replication. Therefore, the objective of this study was to investigate whether enhanced viral replication caused by autophagy in EV71 and CA16 infections was associated with a TLR-related signaling pathway...
October 19, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051759/ifn%C3%AE-enhances-cd64-potentiated-phagocytosis-of-treponema-pallidum-opsonized-with-human-syphilitic-serum-by-human-macrophages
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Kelly L Hawley, Adriana R Cruz, Sarah J Benjamin, Carson J La Vake, Jorge L Cervantes, Morgan LeDoyt, Lady G Ramirez, Daniza Mandich, Mary Fiel-Gan, Melissa J Caimano, Justin D Radolf, Juan C Salazar
Syphilis is a multi-stage, sexually transmitted disease caused by the spirochete Treponema pallidum (Tp). Considered broadly, syphilis can be conceptualized as a dualistic process in which spirochete-driven inflammation, the cause of clinical manifestations, coexists to varying extents with bacterial persistence. Inflammation is elicited in the tissues, along with the persistence of spirochetes to keep driving a robust immune response while evading host defenses; this duality is best exemplified during the florid, disseminated stage called secondary syphilis (SS)...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046894/fatty-acid-mimetic-micelles-for-dual-delivery-of-antigens-and-imidazoquinoline-adjuvants
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Sema Sevimli, Frances C Knight, Pavlo Gilchuk, Sebastian Joyce, John T Wilson
Vaccine design has undergone a shift towards the use of purified protein subunit vaccines, which offer increased safety and greater control over antigen specificity, but at the expense of immunogenicity. Here we report the development of a new polymer-based vaccine delivery platform engineered to enhance immunity through the co-delivery of protein antigens and the Toll-like receptor 7 (TLR7) agonist imiquimod (IMQ). Owing to the preferential solubility of IMQ in fatty acids, a series of block copolymer micelles with a fatty acid-mimetic core comprising lauryl methacrylate (LMA) and methacrylic acid (MAA), and a poly(ethylene glycol) methyl ether methacrylate (PEGMA) corona decorated with pyridyl disulfide ethyl methacrylate (PDSM) moieties for antigen conjugation were synthesized via reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization...
February 13, 2017: ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021401/rnaseq-analysis-of-differentiated-keratinocytes-reveals-a-massive-response-to-late-events-during-human-papillomavirus-type-16-infection-including-loss-of-epithelial-barrier-function
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T Klymenko, Q Gu, I Herbert, A Stevenson, V Iliev, G Watkins, C Pollock, R Bhatia, K Cuschieri, P Herzyk, D Gatherer, S V Graham
The human papillomavirus (HPV) replication cycle is tightly linked to epithelial cell differentiation. To examine HPV-associated changes in the keratinocyte transcriptome, RNAs isolated from undifferentiated and differentiated cell populations of normal, spontaneously immortalised, keratinocytes (NIKS), and NIKS stably transfected with HPV16 episomal genomes (NIKS16), were compared using RNASeq. HPV16 infection altered expression of 2862 cellular genes. Next, to elucidate the role of keratinocyte gene expression in late events during the viral life cycle, RNASeq was carried out on triplicate differentiated populations of NIKS (uninfected) and NIKS16 (infected)...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018444/mucosa-associated-lymphoid-tissue-lymphoma-translocation-protein-1-positively-modulates-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-production-in-alveolar-macrophages-upon-toll-like-receptor-7-signaling-and-influenza-virus-infection
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Yu-Hsiang Lee, Juin-Hua Huang, Tzu-Hsuan Chang, Hung-Chih Yang, Betty A Wu-Hsieh
Influenza A virus (IAV) infection causes significant morbidity and mortality worldwide. Matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) degrades extracellular matrix and is involved in the pathology of influenza. It has been reported that MMP-9 mediates neutrophil migration in IAV infection. Whether alveolar macrophages, the first immune cells that encounter IAV, produce MMP-9, and the mechanism of its regulation have never been investigated. As Toll-like receptor 7 (TLR7) is one of the receptors in innate immune cells that recognize IAV, we used TLR7 agonists and IAV to stimulate alveolar macrophage MH-S cells, primary macrophages, and bone marrow neutrophils...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987803/long-acting-%C3%AE-2-adrenoreceptor-agonists-suppress-type-1-interferon-expression-in-human-plasmacytoid-dendritic-cells-via-epigenetic-regulation
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Chang-Hung Kuo, San-Nan Yang, Yi-Giien Tsai, Chong-Chao Hsieh, Wei-Ting Liao, Li-Chen Chen, Min-Sheng Lee, Hsuan-Fu Kuo, Ching-Hsiung Lin, Chih-Hsing Hung
The combination of inhaled long-acting β2-adrenoreceptor (LABA) and inhaled glucocorticoid (ICS) is a major therapy for asthma. However, the increased risk of infection is still a concern. Plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDCs) are the predominant cells producing type 1 interferon (IFN) against infection. The effect of LABA/ICS on type 1 IFN expression in human pDCs is unknown. Circulating pDCs were isolated from healthy human subjects and were pretreated with glucocorticoid (GCS), LABA or a cAMP analog, and were stimulated with Toll-like receptor (TLR) agonist CpG (TLR9) or imiquimod (TLR7) in the presence of IL-3...
October 4, 2017: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984923/b-cell-tolerance-to-epidermal-ribonuclear-associated-neo-autoantigen-in-vivo
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Søren E Degn, Elisabeth Alicot, Michael C Carroll
Defining how self-antigens are perceived by the immune system is pivotal to understand how tolerance is maintained under homeostatic conditions. Clinically relevant, natural autoantigens targeted by autoantibodies in e.g. systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) commonly have an intrinsic ability to engage not only the B cell receptor (BCR), but also a costimulatory pathway in B cells, such as the TLR7 pathway. Here we developed a novel mouse model displaying inducible expression of a fluorescent epidermal neo-autoantigen carrying an OT-II T cell epitope, B cell antigen, and associated ribonucleic acids capable of stimulating TLR7...
October 6, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982847/the-role-of-toll-like-receptors-tlrs-in-oral-carcinogenesis
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REVIEW
Luciana Pellegrini Pisani, Debora Estadella, Daniel Araki Ribeiro
Oral cancer accounts for 10% of head and neck tumors. Despite the recent advancements in surgical techniques, as well as in chemo- and radiotherapy therapeutic protocols, survival rates for oral cancer patients have not improved significantly in the last decades. Recently, toll like receptors (TLRs) have been described as promoters of cell proliferation, invasiveness, and angiogenesis in a variety of cancers. The aim of this review is to identify how TLRs participate in oral carcinogenesis in order to evaluate their biological relevance...
October 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970832/use-of-toll-like-receptor-agonists-to-induce-ectopic-lymphoid-structures-in-myasthenia-gravis-mouse-models
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Marieke Robinet, Bérengère Villeret, Solène Maillard, Mélanie A Cron, Sonia Berrih-Aknin, Rozen Le Panse
Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an autoimmune disease mediated by autoantibodies against the acetylcholine receptor (AChR) at the neuromuscular junction. MG symptoms are characterized by muscle weaknesses. The thymus of MG patients is very often abnormal and possesses all the characteristics of tertiary lymphoid organs such as neoangiogenesis processes, overexpression of inflammatory cytokines and chemokines, and infiltration of B lymphocytes leading to ectopic germinal center (GC) development. We previously demonstrated that injections of mice with polyinosinic-polycytidylic acid [Poly(I:C)], a synthetic double-stranded RNA mimicking viral infection, induce thymic changes and trigger MG symptoms...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965915/interplay-between-dengue-virus-and-toll-like-receptors-rig-i-mda5-and-micrornas-implications-for-pathogenesis
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REVIEW
Silvio Urcuqui-Inchima, Jesús Cabrera, Anne-Lise Haenni
A growing body of evidence has demonstrated the role of components of innate immunity, including Toll-like receptors (TLRs), the retinoic acid-inducible gene I/melanoma-differentiation factor 5 (RIG-I/MDA5) and microRNAs (miRNAs) in the recognition of dengue virus (DENV) or its components by infected cells. TLR3, TLR7/8 and RIG-I/MDA5 sense genomic RNA or dsRNA, the product of an intermediate step of DENV replication, activating intracellular pathways leading to the production of antiviral effectors, including interferon and pro-inflammatory cytokines...
September 28, 2017: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963929/evaluation-of-the-adjuvant-effect-of-agonists-of-toll-like-receptor-4-and-7-8-in-a-vaccine-against-leishmaniasis-in-balb-c-mice
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Mosayeb Rostamian, Hamid M Niknam
There is no effective vaccine against human leishmaniasis. Achieving successful vaccines seems to need powerful adjuvants. Separate or combined use of toll like receptor (TLR) agonists as adjuvant is a promising approach in Leishmania vaccine research. In present study, we evaluated adjuvant effect of separate or combined use of a TLR7/8 agonist, R848 and a TLR4 agonist, monophosphoryl lipid A (MPL) beside soluble Leishmania antigen (SLA) in BALB/c mice. Mice were vaccinated three times by SLA with separate or combined TLR7/8 and TLR4 agonists and were then challenged by Leishmania major...
September 27, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963470/toll-like-receptor7-polymorphisms-in-relation-to-disease-susceptibility-and-progression-in-chinese-patients-with-chronic-hbv-infection
#15
Junping Zhu, Tong Zhang, Lina Cao, Aixin Li, Kai Zheng, Nan Zhang, Bin Su, Zhiyun Chen, Ning Chen, Hao Wu, Qiushui He
Toll-like receptors (TLRs) play a key role in innate and adaptive immunity, protecting the host from viral pathogens. We studied the effect of TLR7 polymorphisms on disease susceptibility and progression of chronic hepatitis B (CHB) infection in Chinese adults. Blood samples were taken from 612 patients with confirmed CHB, hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related liver cirrhosis (LC) or hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and 293 controls. TLR7 polymorphisms (rs179010-C > T, rs2074109-T > C, and rs179009-A > G) were analyzed by PCR-based sequencing...
September 29, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947357/allergen-specific-low-zone-tolerance-is-independent-of-mrp8-14-tlr4-tlr7-and-tlr9-mediated-immune-processes
#16
Talkea Schmidt, Nadine Lorenz, Verena K Raker, Maria I Schmidgen, Karsten Mahnke, Alexander Enk, Johannes Roth, Kerstin Steinbrink
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September 22, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942364/toll-like-receptor-mediated-upregulation-of-cxcl16-in-psoriasis-orchestrates-neutrophil-activation
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Sabine Steffen, Susanne Abraham, Maik Herbig, Franziska Schmidt, Kristin Blau, Susann Meisterfeld, Stefan Beissert, Jochen Guck, Claudia Günther
Innate immune processes are central in the development of the chronic inflammatory skin disease psoriasis. Studying stimulation of keratinocytes, monocytes and dendritic cells by type I interferons or ligation of toll-like receptors TLR1/2, TLR2/6 or TLR7, but not TLR7/8, resulted in enhanced surface expression and secretion of the chemokine CXCL16. The corresponding receptor CXCR6 was expressed on neutrophils whose recruitment into skin is important especially in early psoriatic disease. Using the recently developed technique real-time deformability cytometry demonstrated that CXCL16 and IL-8 decreased the stiffness and enhanced deformation of neutrophils facilitating transmigration through vessel wall...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935693/a-multidimensional-blood-stimulation-assay-reveals-immune-alterations-underlying-systemic-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
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Alma-Martina Cepika, Romain Banchereau, Elodie Segura, Marina Ohouo, Brandi Cantarel, Kristina Goller, Victoria Cantrell, Emily Ruchaud, Elizabeth Gatewood, Phuong Nguyen, Jinghua Gu, Esperanza Anguiano, Sandra Zurawski, Jeanine M Baisch, Marilynn Punaro, Nicole Baldwin, Gerlinde Obermoser, Karolina Palucka, Jacques Banchereau, Sebastian Amigorena, Virginia Pascual
The etiology of sporadic human chronic inflammatory diseases remains mostly unknown. To fill this gap, we developed a strategy that simultaneously integrates blood leukocyte responses to innate stimuli at the transcriptional, cellular, and secreted protein levels. When applied to systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (sJIA), an autoinflammatory disease of unknown etiology, this approach identified gene sets associated with specific cytokine environments and activated leukocyte subsets. During disease remission and off treatment, sJIA patients displayed dysregulated responses to TLR4, TLR8, and TLR7 stimulation...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935206/tlr7-8-agonists-stimulate-plasmacytoid-dendritic-cells-to-initiate-a-th17-deviated-acute-contact-dermatitis-in-humans
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Natalie Garzorz-Stark, Felix Lauffer, Linda Krause, Jenny Thomas, Anne Atenhan, Regina Franz, Sophie Roenneberg, Alexander Boehner, Manja Jargosch, Richa Batra, Nikola S Mueller, Stefan Haak, Christina Groß, Olaf Groß, Claudia Traidl-Hoffmann, Fabian J Theis, Carsten B Schmidt-Weber, Tilo Biedermann, Stefanie Eyerich, Kilian Eyerich
BACKGROUND: A standardized human model to study early pathogenic events in psoriasis is missing. Activation of Toll-like receptor 7/8 by topical application of imiquimod is the most commonly used mouse model of psoriasis. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the potential of a human imiquimod patch test model to resemble human psoriasis. METHODS: Imiquimod (Aldara® 5% cream) was applied twice a week onto the back of volunteers (n=18) and the development of skin lesions was monitored over a time period of four weeks...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931759/combination-immunotherapy-with-tlr-agonists-and-checkpoint-inhibitors-suppresses-head-and-neck-cancer
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Fumi Sato-Kaneko, Shiyin Yao, Alast Ahmadi, Shannon S Zhang, Tadashi Hosoya, Megan M Kaneda, Judith A Varner, Minya Pu, Karen S Messer, Cristiana Guiducci, Robert L Coffman, Kazutaka Kitaura, Takaji Matsutani, Ryuji Suzuki, Dennis A Carson, Tomoko Hayashi, Ezra Ew Cohen
Checkpoint inhibitors have demonstrated efficacy in patients with recurrent or metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). However, the majority of patients do not benefit from these agents. To improve the efficacy of checkpoint inhibitors, intratumoral (i.t.) injection with innate immune activators, TLR7 and TLR9 agonists, were tested along with programmed death-1 receptor (PD-1) blockade. The combination therapy suppressed tumor growth at the primary injected and distant sites in human papillomavirus-negative (HPV-negative) SCC7 and MOC1, and HPV-positive MEER syngeneic mouse models...
September 21, 2017: JCI Insight
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