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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157306/a-pilot-study-of-the-immunogenicity-of-a-9-peptide-breast-cancer-vaccine-plus-poly-iclc-in-early-stage-breast-cancer
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Patrick M Dillon, Gina R Petroni, Mark E Smolkin, David R Brenin, Kimberly A Chianese-Bullock, Kelly T Smith, Walter C Olson, Ibrahim S Fanous, Carmel J Nail, Christiana M Brenin, Emily H Hall, Craig L Slingluff
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer remains a leading cause of cancer death worldwide. There is evidence that immunotherapy may play a role in the eradication of residual disease. Peptide vaccines for immunotherapy are capable of durable immune memory, but vaccines alone have shown sparse clinical activity against breast cancer to date. Toll-like receptor (TLR) agonists and helper peptides are excellent adjuvants for vaccine immunotherapy and they are examined in this human clinical trial. METHODS: A vaccine consisting of 9 MHC class I-restricted breast cancer-associated peptides (from MAGE-A1, -A3, and -A10, CEA, NY-ESO-1, and HER2 proteins) was combined with a TLR3 agonist, poly-ICLC, along with a helper peptide derived from tetanus toxoid...
November 21, 2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156866/tlr2-196-to-174-ins-del-and-tlr3-1377c-t-as-biomarkers-for-nasopharyngeal-cancer-in-tunisia
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Lamia Makni, Amira Messadi, Sabrina Zidi, Ezzedine Gazouani, Amel Mezlini, Besma Yacoubi-Loueslati
Background/aim: We evaluated the association of TLR2 (-196 to -174 Ins/Del) and TLR3 (1377 C>T) as potential risk factors for nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) in Tunisians. Material and methods: The study subjects comprised 137 NPC patients and 164 cancer-free control subjects. TLR2 genotyping was done by PCR and TLR3 genotyping was performed by PCR-RFLP. Results: Minor allele frequency (MAF) and genotypes of TLR3 (1377 C>T) were comparable between NPC patients and controls. Significantly higher MAF and TLR2-containing Del allele genotypes of TLR2 (-196 to -174 Ins/Del) were seen in NPC patients compared to controls [OR (95% CI) = 2...
August 23, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155428/small-molecule-inhibition-of-tlr8-through-stabilization-of-its-resting-state
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Shuting Zhang, Zhenyi Hu, Hiromi Tanji, Shuangshuang Jiang, Nabanita Das, Jing Li, Kentaro Sakaniwa, Jin Jin, Yanyan Bian, Umeharu Ohto, Toshiyuki Shimizu, Hang Yin
Endosomal Toll-like receptors (TLR3, TLR7, TLR8, and TLR9) are highly analogous sensors for various viral or bacterial RNA and DNA molecular patterns. Nonetheless, few small molecules can selectively modulate these TLRs. In this manuscript, we identified the first human TLR8-specific small-molecule antagonists via a novel inhibition mechanism. Crystal structures of two distinct TLR8-ligand complexes validated a unique binding site on the protein-protein interface of the TLR8 homodimer. Upon binding to this new site, the small-molecule ligands stabilize the preformed TLR8 dimer in its resting state, preventing activation...
November 20, 2017: Nature Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151979/effects-of-triple-effective-rna-terna-on-the-inhibition-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
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Yuwen Xue, Tiejun Li, Shuyan Liu, York Yuanyuan Zhu, Guilan Wang, Luyu Fu, Li Chen
The occurrence and development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a complicate process involved in genetic mutation and epigenetic regulation. Successful HCC therapy needs multi-targets be involved. The aim of this study was to provide a triple effective RNA (teRNA) which composed of the specific siRNAs targeting NET-1 and VEGF and dsRNA activating TLR3, and explored its anti-HCC roles and mechanism. Real-time quantitative PCR (RT-qPCR), Western blot, immunofluorescence staining, MTT, Annexin V-FITC flow cytometry, Transwell and in-vitro Angiogenesis assay were used to measure the cell biological functions and protein expression analysis...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150432/the-ikk-related-kinase-tbk1-activates-mtorc1-directly-in-response-to-growth-factors-and-innate-immune-agonists
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Cagri Bodur, Dubek Kazyken, Kezhen Huang, Bilgen Ekim Ustunel, Kate A Siroky, Aaron Seth Tooley, Ian E Gonzalez, Daniel H Foley, Hugo A Acosta-Jaquez, Tammy M Barnes, Gabrielle K Steinl, Kae-Won Cho, Carey N Lumeng, Steven M Riddle, Martin G Myers, Diane C Fingar
The innate immune kinase TBK1 initiates inflammatory responses to combat infectious pathogens by driving production of type I interferons. TBK1 also controls metabolic processes and promotes oncogene-induced cell proliferation and survival. Here, we demonstrate that TBK1 activates mTOR complex 1 (mTORC1) directly. In cultured cells, TBK1 associates with and activates mTORC1 through site-specific mTOR phosphorylation (on S2159) in response to certain growth factor receptors (i.e., EGF-receptor but not insulin receptor) and pathogen recognition receptors (PRRs) (i...
November 17, 2017: EMBO Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141862/the-activation-of-human-dermal-microvascular-cells-by-poly-i-c-lipopolysaccharide-imiquimod-and-odn2395-is-mediated-by-the-fli1-foxo3a-pathway
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Lukasz Stawski, Grace Marden, Maria Trojanowska
Endothelial cell (EC) dysfunction has been associated with inflammatory and autoimmune diseases; however, the factors contributing to this dysfunction have not been fully explored. Because activation of TLRs has been implicated in autoimmune diseases, the goal of this study was to determine the effects of TLR ligands on EC function. Human dermal microvascular ECs (HDMECs) treated with TLR3 [Poly(I:C)], TLR4 (LPS), and TLR7 (imiquimod) agonists showed decreased proliferation and a reduced total number of branching tubules in three-dimensional human dermal organoid ex vivo culture...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141628/gene-expression-analyses-of-the-small-intestine-of-pigs-in-the-ex-evacuation-zone-of-the-fukushima-daiichi-nuclear-power-plant
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Motoko Morimoto, Ayaka Kato, Jin Kobayashi, Kei Okuda, Yoshikazu Kuwahara, Yasushi Kino, Yasuyuki Abe, Tsutomu Sekine, Tomokazu Fukuda, Emiko Isogai, Manabu Fukumoto
BACKGROUND: After the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, radioactive contaminants were released over a widespread area. Monitoring the biological effects of radiation exposure in animals in the ex-evacuation zone should be continued to understand the health effects of radiation exposure in humans. The present study aimed to clarify the effects of radiation by investigating whether there is any alteration in the morphology and gene expressions of immune molecules in the intestine of pigs and inobuta (wild boar and domestic pig hybrid) in the ex-evacuation zone in 2012...
November 15, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138248/usp1-uaf1-deubiquitinase-complex-stabilizes-tbk1-and-enhances-antiviral-responses
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Zhongxia Yu, Hui Song, Mutian Jia, Jintao Zhang, Wenwen Wang, Qi Li, Lining Zhang, Wei Zhao
Optimal activation of TANK-binding kinase 1 (TBK1) is crucial for initiation of innate antiviral immunity and maintenance of immune homeostasis. Although several E3 ubiquitin ligases have been reported to regulate TBK1 activation by mediating its polyubiquitination, the functions of deubiquitinase on TBK1 activity remain largely unclear. Here, we identified a deubiquitinase complex, which is formed by ubiquitin specific peptidase 1 (USP1) and USP1-associated factor 1 (UAF1), as a viral infection-induced physiological enhancer of TBK1 expression...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137638/virus-triggered-exacerbation-in-allergic-asthmatic-children-neutrophilic-airway-inflammation-and-alteration-of-virus-sensors-characterize-a-subgroup-of-patients
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Antoine Deschildre, Muriel Pichavant, Ilka Engelmann, Carole Langlois, Elodie Drumez, Guillaume Pouessel, Sophie Boileau, David Romero-Cubero, Irina Decleyre-Badiu, Anny Dewilde, Didier Hober, Véronique Néve, Caroline Thumerelle, Stéphanie Lejeune, Clémence Mordacq, Philippe Gosset
BACKGROUND: Viruses are important triggers of asthma exacerbations. They are also detected outside of exacerbation. Alteration of anti-viral response in asthmatic patients has been shown although the mechanisms responsible for this defect remain unclear. The objective of this study was to compare in virus-infected and not-infected allergic asthmatic children, aged 6 to 16 years, admitted to hospital for a severe exacerbation, the innate immune response and especially the expression of pattern recognition receptor (PRR) and their function...
November 14, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128906/toll-like-receptor-3-mediates-hiv-1-induced-interleukin-6-expression-in-the-human-brain-endothelium-via-tak1-and-jnk-pathways-implications-for-viral-neuropathogenesis
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Biju Bhargavan, Georgette D Kanmogne
HIV-1-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND) is associated with blood-brain-barrier (BBB) inflammation, and inflammation involves toll-like receptors (TLRs) signaling. It is not known whether primary human brain microvascular endothelial cells (HBMEC), the major BBB component, express TLRs or whether TLRs are involved in BBB dysfunction and HAND. We demonstrate that HBMEC express TLR3, 4, 5, 7, 9, and 10, and TLR3 was the most abundant. HIV-1 and TLR3 activation increased endothelial TLR3 transcription and expression...
November 11, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128406/recognition-of-candida-albicans-by-gingival-fibroblasts-the-role-of-tlr2-tlr4-cd14-and-myd88
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Claudia Ramos Pinheiro, Ana Lúcia Coelho, Carine Ervolino de Oliveira, Thaís Helena Gasparoto, Gustavo Pompermaier Garlet, João Santana Silva, Carlos Ferreira Santos, Karen Angélica Cavassani, Cory M Hogaboam, Ana Paula Campanelli
Recent evidence indicates that nonprofessional immune cells such as epithelial cells, endothelial cells, and fibroblasts also contribute to innate immunity via secretion of cytokines. Fibroblasts are the principal type of cell found in the periodontal connective tissues and they are involved in the immune response during periodontal disease. The role of fibroblasts in the recognition of pathogens via Toll-like receptors (TLRs) has been established; however, few studies have been conducted concerning the involvement of innate immune receptors in the recognition of Candida albicans by gingival fibroblast...
November 8, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127663/poly-i-c-priming-exacerbates-cecal-ligation-and-puncture-induced-polymicrobial-sepsis-in-mice
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Deepika Sharma, Ankit Malik, Nandakumar Packiriswamy, Michael D Steury, Narayanan Parameswaran
Sepsis continues to be a major healthcare issue with one of the highest mortality rates in intensive care units. Toll-like receptors are pattern recognition receptors that are intricately involved in the pathogenesis of sepsis. TLR3 is a major receptor for double-stranded RNA and is largely associated with immunity to viral infection. In this study, we examined the role of TLR3 priming in the immunopathology of sepsis using cecal-ligation and puncture (CLP) model of sepsis in mice. Mice injected with vehicle or poly(I:C) were subjected to sham or CLP surgery and various parameters of sepsis, including mortality, inflammation, and bacterial clearance were assessed...
November 10, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127186/formyl-peptide-receptor-2-is-regulated-by-rna-mimics-and-viruses-through-an-ifn-%C3%AE-stat3-dependent-pathway
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Patrick B Ampomah, Leonardo A Moraes, Hakim M Lukman, Lina H K Lim
The regulation of host factors is a key strategy employed by viruses to suppress host defense systems and enhance their propagation; however, the mechanisms that underlie this regulation is still unclear. Formyl peptide receptor 2 (FPR2) recognizes numerous proinflammatory and anti-inflammatory stimuli, and emerging reports indicate elevated levels of FPR2 in several disease conditions. Although studies have implicated FPR2 in a myriad of inflammatory conditions, how viruses exploit this cell-surface receptor to facilitate disease progression remains unknown...
November 10, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127028/effects-of-dietary-panax-notoginseng-extract-on-growth-performance-fish-composition-immune-responses-intestinal-histology-and-immune-related-genes-expression-of-hybrid-grouper-epinephelus-lanceolatus-%C3%A2-%C3%A3-epinephelus-fuscoguttatus-%C3%A2-fed-high-lipid-diets
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Zhenzhu Sun, Xiaohong Tan, Huaqun Ye, Cuiyun Zou, Chaoxia Ye, Anli Wang
Growth, plasma biochemical parameters, fish composition, immune parameters, intestinal histology, and expressions of immune-related genes were examined in hybrid grouper (Epinephelus lanceolatus ♂ × Epinephelus fuscoguttatus ♀) that fed respectively six diets containing Panax notoginseng extract (PNE) at 0, 0.5, 1, 2, 4, and 10 g kg(-1) after 8 weeks. Results indicated that dietary PNE significantly improved growth, feed efficiency ratio, protein efficiency ratio, and protein deposit rate, and significantly increased crude protein and crude lipid levels of whole body and crude protein level of muscle...
November 7, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123946/tumor-cell-death-by-pattern-sensing-of-exogenous-rna-tumor-cell-tlr3-directly-induces-necroptosis-by-poly-i-c-in-vivo-independent-of-immune-effector-mediated-tumor-shrinkage
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Hiromi Takaki, Hiroaki Shime, Misako Matsumoto, Tsukasa Seya
Poly(I:C) acts on dendritic cells to induce potent antitumor effects through the production of cytokines/interferons, activation of natural killer cells and proliferation of cytotoxic T lymphocytes. In some tumor or myeloid lineages, poly(I:C) seemed to induce necroptosis in concert with a pan-caspase inhibitor by directly acting on toll-like receptor (TLR) 3 in both in vivo and in vitro models.
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123526/toll-like-receptor-ligands-and-interferon-%C3%AE-synergize-for-induction-of-antitumor-m1-macrophages
#16
Elisabeth Müller, Panagiotis F Christopoulos, Sanjib Halder, Anna Lunde, Kahsai Beraki, Martin Speth, Inger Øynebråten, Alexandre Corthay
Tumor-associated macrophages may either promote or suppress tumor growth depending on their activation status. Interferon-γ (IFN-γ) has been identified as a key factor for inducing tumoricidal M1 phenotype in macrophages. However, it remains unclear whether IFN-γ is sufficient or if additional stimuli are required. Here, we tested IFN-γ and a panel of toll-like receptor (TLR) agonists for the ability to activate murine macrophages toward a tumoricidal M1 phenotype. The following TLR ligands were used: TLR1/TLR2 agonist Pam3CSK4, TLR2/TLR6 agonist lipotechoic acid, TLR3 agonist poly(I:C), TLR4 agonist lipopolysaccharide (LPS), TLR5 agonist flagellin, TLR7 agonist CL264, and TLR9 agonist CpG...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122634/development-of-molecular-and-cellular-tools-to-decipher-the-type-i-ifn-pathway-of-the-common-vampire-bat
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Sarkis Sarkis, Marie-Claude Lise, Edith Darcissac, Stéphanie Dabo, Marcel Falk, Laura Chaulet, Christine Neuveut, Eliane F Meurs, Anne Lavergne, Vincent Lacoste
Though the common vampire bat, Desmodus rotundus, is known as the main rabies virus reservoir in Latin America, no tools are available to investigate its antiviral innate immune system. To characterize the IFN-I pathway, we established an immortalized cell line from a D. rotundus fetal lung named FLuDero. Then we molecularly characterized some of the Toll-like receptors (TLR3, 7, 8 and 9), the three RIG-I-like receptor members, as well as IFNα1 and IFNβ. Challenging the FLuDero cell line with poly (I:C) resulted in an up-regulation of both IFNα1 and IFNβ and the induction of expression of the different pattern recognition receptors characterized...
November 6, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116594/elevated-expression-of-ebv-and-tlrs-in-the-brain-is-associated-with-rasmussen-s-encephalitis
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Xin Wang, Yisong Wang, Dong Liu, Peigang Wang, Dongying Fan, Yuguang Guan, Tianfu Li, Guoming Luan, Jing An
Rasmussen's encephalitis (RE) is a rare pediatric neurological disorder, the etiology of which remains unclear. It has been speculated that the immunopathogenesis of RE involves damage to neurons, which eventually leads to the occurrence of RE. Viral infection may be a critical factor in triggering RE immunopathogenesis. In this study, we analyzed the expression of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) antigens as well as of Toll-like receptor 3 (TLR3), TLR9, and downstream adapter TIRdomain-containing adapter-inducing interferon-β (TRIF) in the brain tissues of 26 patients with RE and 16 control individuals using immunohistochemistry (IHC)...
October 2017: Virologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115623/a-novel-method-to-isolate-mesenchymal-stem-cells-from-mouse-umbilical-cord
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Bin Zhang, Jie Zhang, Hui Shi, Fei Mao, Juanjuan Wang, Yongmin Yan, Xu Zhang, Hui Qian, Wenrong Xu
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), derived from various tissues, are considered an ideal cell source for clinical use, among which MSCs from the umbilical cord exhibit advantages over those from adult tissues. In preclinical studies, mouse models and xenogeneic MSC treatment are most commonly used to imitate diseases and clinical practice, respectively. However, the efficiency of cross‑species therapy remains controversial, making it difficult to elucidate the underlying mechanisms. Thus, allogeneic therapy may be more instructive and meaningful in clinical use...
November 3, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113341/knockout-of-toll-like-receptor-impairs-nerve-regeneration-after-a-crush-injury
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Ching-Hua Hsieh, Cheng-Shyuan Rau, Pao-Jen Kuo, Shu-Hsuan Liu, Chia-Jung Wu, Tsu-Hsiang Lu, Yi-Chan Wu, Chia-Wei Lin
Background: Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are involved in the initiation of Schwann cell activation and subsequent recruitment of macrophages for clearance of degenerated myelin and neuronal debris after nerve injury. The present study was designed to investigate the regenerative outcome and expression of myelination-related factors in Tlr-knockout mice following a sciatic nerve crush injury. Materials and methods: A standard sciatic nerve crush injury, induced by applying constant pressure to the nerve with a No...
October 6, 2017: Oncotarget
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