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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149288/overexpression-of-seipin1-increases-oil-in-hydroxy-fatty-acid-accumulating-seeds
#1
Daniel Lunn, James G Wallis, John Browse
While plant oils are an important source of food, plants also produce oils containing specialized fatty acids with chemical and physical properties valued in industry. Ricinoleic acid, a hydroxy-fatty acid (HFA) produced in the seed of castor (Ricinus communis), is of particular value with a wide range of applications. Since castor cultivation is currently successful only in tropic climates, and because castor seed contain the toxin ricin, there are ongoing efforts to develop a temperate crop capable of HFA biosynthesis...
November 15, 2017: Plant & Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143198/the-effect-of-parental-age-on-nf1-patients-in-turkey
#2
P Sharafi, B Anlar, S Ersoy-Evans, A Varan, O F Yılmaz, M Turan, S Ayter
Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is the most common neurogenetic disorder worldwide, and its clinical presentations are highly variable. NF1 is caused by mutations in the NF1 gene, and 50% of NF1 cases are sporadic, which occur in the absence of a family history of the disease and usually result from a new mutation in the germline of a parent. Advanced paternal age may increase the risk for germinal NF1 mutations; however, some dominant conditions, including neurofibromatosis, have shown a lesser association with paternal age, although there are conflicting reports in the literature...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Community Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140829/guiding-regulatory-t-cells-to-the-allograft
#3
Caroline Lamarche, Megan K Levings
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The application of regulatory T cell (Treg) therapy in organ transplantation is actively being pursued using unmodified, typically polyclonal cells. As the results of these ongoing clinical trials emerge, it is time to plan the next wave of clinical trials of Tregs. Here we will review a key strategy to improve Treg effectiveness and reduce side effects, namely increasing Treg specificity - both in terms of antigen recognition and localization to the allograft. RECENT FINDINGS: Study of chemokine signatures accompanying acute rejection has revealed several chemokines that could be targeted to increase Treg homing...
November 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140403/klhl6-is-preferentially-expressed-in-germinal-center-derived-b-cell-lymphomas
#4
Christian A Kunder, Giovanna Roncador, Ranjana H Advani, Gabriela Gualco, Carlos E Bacchi, Jean M Sabile, Izidore S Lossos, Kexin Nie, Robert John Tibshirani, Michael R Green, Ash A Alizadeh, Yasodha Natkunam
Objectives: KLHL6 is a recently described BTB-Kelch protein with selective expression in lymphoid tissues and is most strongly expressed in germinal center B cells. Methods: Using gene expression profiling as well as immunohistochemistry with an anti-KLHL6 monoclonal antibody, we have characterized the expression of this molecule in normal and neoplastic tissues. Protein expression was evaluated in 1,058 hematopoietic neoplasms. Results: Consistent with its discovery as a germinal center marker, KLHL6 was positive mainly in B-cell neoplasms of germinal center derivation, including 95% of follicular lymphomas (106/112)...
November 11, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137822/dnmt1-is-associated-with-cell-cycle-and-dna-replication-gene-sets-in-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma
#5
Suet Kee Loo, Suzina Sheikh Ab Hamid, Mustaffa Musa, Kah Keng Wong
Dysregulation of DNA (cytosine-5)-methyltransferase 1 (DNMT1) is associated with the pathogenesis of various types of cancer. It has been previously shown that DNMT1 is frequently expressed in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), however its functions remain to be elucidated in the disease. In this study, we gene expression profiled (GEP) shRNA targeting DNMT1(shDNMT1)-treated germinal center B-cell-like DLBCL (GCB-DLBCL)-derived cell line (i.e. HT) compared with non-silencing shRNA (control shRNA)-treated HT cells...
October 9, 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137362/an-optimized-hmgb1-expressed-by-recombinant-rabies-virus-enhances-immunogenicity-through-activation-of-dendritic-cells-in-mice
#6
Zhao Wang, Qian Liang, Yajing Zhang, Jie Yang, Mingming Li, Kunlun Wang, Min Cui, Huanchun Chen, Zhen F Fu, Ling Zhao, Ming Zhou
Rabies remains an important public health threat, killing approximately 59,000 people worldwide annually, most of which are from the developing countries of Africa and Asia where dog rabies are endemic. Therefore, developing an affordable and efficacious vaccine for dog-mediated rabies control is needful in these countries. Our previous studies indicated that over-expression of granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF) or macrophage inflammatory protein-1 (MIP-1α or CCL3) by recombinant rabies virus (rRABV) could enhance the immunogenicity by activating dendritic cells (DCs)...
October 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136676/papillary-thyroid-cancer-and-coexisting-autoimmune-thyroiditis
#7
Franziska Veit, Dieter Graf, Saskia Momberger, Brigitte Helmich-Kapp, Ilka Ruschenburg, Anja Peters, Jochen Kussmann, Wolfgang Saeger, Kurt Werner Schmidt, Martin Toetsch, Kai Nestler, Klaus Mann
Histological findings often display an association between papillary thyroid carcinomas (PTC) and autoimmune thyroiditis (AIT) and so differ significantly from follicular thyroid carcinomas (FTC). The aim of this interdisciplinary, retrospective study was to evaluate the association of AIT in patients with PTC and FTC and a control group of benign nodular goiters. One hundred thyroidectomies with histologically confirmed differentiated thyroid carcinomas, 67 with PTC and 33 with FTC, were submitted for examination...
November 2017: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132323/integrative-microrna-and-mrna-deep-sequencing-expression-profiling-in-endemic-burkitt-lymphoma
#8
Cliff I Oduor, Yasin Kaymaz, Kiprotich Chelimo, Juliana A Otieno, John Michael Ong'echa, Ann M Moormann, Jeffrey A Bailey
BACKGROUND: Burkitt lymphoma (BL) is characterized by overexpression of the c-myc oncogene, which in the vast majority of cases is a consequence of an IGH/MYC translocation. While myc is the seminal event, BL is a complex amalgam of genetic and epigenetic changes causing dysregulation of both coding and non-coding transcripts. Emerging evidence suggest that abnormal modulation of mRNA transcription via miRNAs might be a significant factor in lymphomagenesis. However, the alterations in these miRNAs and their correlations to their putative mRNA targets have not been extensively studied relative to normal germinal center (GC) B cells...
November 13, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132233/prospects-for-modulating-the-cd40-cd40l-pathway-in-the-therapy-of-the-hyper-igm-syndrome
#9
Xiangxue Meng, Bin Yang, Wen-Chen Suen
The critical role of the CD40/CD40L pathway in B-cell proliferation, immunoglobulin (Ig) isotype switching and germinal center formation has been studied and described extensively in previous literature. Interruption of the CD40/CD40L signal causes hyper-IgM (HIGM) syndrome, which has been classified and recognized as a group of rare inherited immune deficiency disorders. Defects in CD40 and CD40L interactions or in downstream signaling molecules, including activation-induced cytidine deaminase, uracyl-DNA-glycosylase, NF-κB and DNA repair enzymes, result in an increased level of serum IgM and a significantly decreased or absent level of IgA, IgG and IgE that is accompanied by severe recurrent infections and autoimmune diseases...
January 1, 2017: Innate Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131281/immunohistochemical-study-on-roe-deer-haemal-nodes
#10
Yeşim Akaydın Bozkurt, Ebru Karadağ Sarı, Murat Kabak
The aim of this study was to investigate the immunohistochemical characteristics of the haemal nodes located in the abdominal and the thoracal cavity in roe deer (Capreolus capreolus). In this study, two adult male and two adult female roe deers in addition to two roe deer foetuses at the late fetal stages were used. The avidin-biotin-peroxidase technique was applied to anti-CD3, anti-CD79αcy, anti-macrophage, anti-S100 primary antibodies. Positive results were gained for all the antibodies used. Many CD3 positive T lymphocytes were seen in the lymphoid tissue areas of the fetal haemal nodes, in the germinal center of the lymph follicles of the adult haemal nodes and in their lymphatic cords...
November 13, 2017: Folia Morphologica (Warsz)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131072/il-21-is-increased-in-nasal-polyposis-and-after-stimulation-with-staphylococcus-aureus-enterotoxin-b
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Lien Calus, Lara Derycke, Melissa Dullaers, Thibaut Van Zele, Natalie De Ruyck, Claudina Pérez-Novo, Gabriele Holtappels, Geert De Vos, Bart N Lambrecht, Claus Bachert, Philippe Gevaert
BACKGROUND: Chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyposis (CRSwNP) is an inflammatory disease associated with lymphoid aggregates and local IgE production related to Staphylococcus aureus enterotoxins. T-follicular helper cells and their effector cytokine interleukin (IL)-21 play an important role in germinal center proliferation. METHODS: IL-21 was determined on the mRNA level by qPCR in nasal tissue of 3 groups of patients: control (n = 17), chronic rhinosinusitis without nasal polyposis (CRSsNP; n = 23), and CRSwNP (n = 35)...
November 9, 2017: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129452/long-term-humoral-immunity-induced-by-cvc1302-adjuvanted-serotype-o-foot-and-mouth-disease-inactivated-vaccine-correlates-with-promoted-t-follicular-helper-cells-and-thus-germinal-center-responses-in-mice
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Luping Du, Jin Chen, Liting Hou, Xiaoming Yu, Qisheng Zheng, Jibo Hou
Long-lasting humoral immunity is one of the necessary criteria for a successful vaccine. In our previous study, it was demonstrated that the immunopotentiator CVC1302 could improve the humoral immunity induced by the foot and mouth disease virus (FMDV) killed vaccine (KV) with only one dose. Significantly higher FMDV-specific antibody titers and more persistent antibody responses were observed in pigs receiving CVC1302-adjuvanted KV (KV-CVC1302) than in those inoculated with KV alone. In this study, we show that CVC1302 enhances murine IgG responses to FMDV by promoting a potent T follicular helper cell (TFH) response, which directly controls the magnitude of the germinal center (GC) B cell response...
November 9, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127360/a-mouse-model-of-autoimmune-cholangitis-via-syngeneic-bile-duct-protein-immunization
#13
Wen-Tao Ma, Qing-Zhi Liu, Jing-Bo Yang, Yan-Qing Yang, Zhi-Bin Zhao, Hong-Di Ma, M Eric Gershwin, Zhe-Xiong Lian
Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) is an autoimmune liver disease characterized by the destruction of interlobular biliary ductules, which progressively leads to cholestasis, hepatic fibrosis, cirrhosis, and eventually liver failure. Several mouse models have been used to clarify the pathogenesis of PBC and are generally considered reflective of an autoimmune cholangitis. Most models focus on issues of molecular mimicry between the E2 subunit of the pyruvate dehydrogenase complex (PDC-E2), the major mitochondrial autoantigen of PBC and xenobiotic cross reactive chemicals...
November 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127283/environmental-sensing-by-mature-b-cells-is-controlled-by-the-transcription-factors-pu-1-and-spib
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Simon N Willis, Julie Tellier, Yang Liao, Stephanie Trezise, Amanda Light, Kristy O'Donnell, Lee Ann Garrett-Sinha, Wei Shi, David M Tarlinton, Stephen L Nutt
Humoral immunity requires B cells to respond to multiple stimuli, including antigen, membrane and soluble ligands, and microbial products. Ets family transcription factors regulate many aspects of haematopoiesis, although their functions in humoral immunity are difficult to decipher as a result of redundancy between the family members. Here we show that mice lacking both PU.1 and SpiB in mature B cells do not generate germinal centers and high-affinity antibody after protein immunization. PU.1 and SpiB double-deficient B cells have a survival defect after engagement of CD40 or Toll-like receptors (TLR), despite paradoxically enhanced plasma cell differentiation...
November 10, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126866/advances-in-diagnosis-and-management-of-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma
#15
REVIEW
Fernando Cabanillas, Bijal Shah
The management of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) has been gradually evolving since the discovery of its 2 major forms, the germinal center B-like (GCB) and activated B-cell (ABC) types. Although the reference standard for the identification of these cell types is considered gene expression profiling (GEP), currently the only method commercially available is immunohistochemistry (IHC). The application of various IHC-based algorithms and their correlation with GEP and clinical outcome are discussed. Because of the adverse prognostic implications of the non-GCB type and its potential effects on treatment selection, the recently revised World Health Organization classification has included these biologic cell types...
November 7, 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126204/proteomic-analysis-of-germinal-vesicles-in-the-domestic-cat-model-reveals-candidate-nuclear-proteins-involved-in-oocyte-competence-acquisition
#16
P-C Lee, D E Wildt, P Comizzoli
STUDY QUESTION: Do nuclear proteins in the germinal vesicle (GV) contribute to oocyte competence acquisition during folliculogenesis? SUMMARY ANSWER: Proteomic analysis of GVs identified candidate proteins for oocyte competence acquisition, including a key RNA processing protein - heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein A2/B1 (hnRNPA2B1). WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: The domestic cat GV, which is physiologically similar to the human GV, gains the intrinsic ability to resume meiosis and support early embryo development during the pre-antral-to-antral follicle transition...
November 8, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126141/gastric-carcinomas-with-lymphoid-stroma-categorization-and-comparison-with-solid-type-colonic-carcinomas
#17
Raul S Gonzalez, Justin M M Cates, Frank Revetta, Loralee A McMahon, Kay Washington
Objectives: To determine whether histologic features could help identify gastric carcinomas with lymphoid stroma associated with microsatellite instability (MSI) (ie, "medullary carcinomas"), Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection (termed lymphoepithelioma-like carcinomas in other organ systems), or neither. Methods: We identified 17 solid-type gastric carcinomas with lymphoid stroma, assessed EBV and MSI status, and compared features across groups. We also compared them with 51 solid-type colorectal adenocarcinomas...
November 8, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125185/thymus-involvement-in-early-onset-myasthenia-gravis
#18
REVIEW
Mélanie A Cron, Solène Maillard, José Villegas, Frédérique Truffault, Muriel Sudres, Nadine Dragin, Sonia Berrih-Aknin, Rozen Le Panse
It has long been established that the thymus plays a central role in autoimmune myasthenia gravis (MG) because of either thymoma or thymic hyperplasia of lymphoproliferative origin. In this review, we discuss thymic changes associated with thymic hyperplasia and their implications in the development of an autoimmune response against the acetylcholine receptor (AChR).The hyperplastic MG thymus displays all the characteristics of tertiary lymphoid organs (TLOs): neoangiogenic processes with high endothelial venule and lymphatic vessel development, chemokine overexpression favoring peripheral cell recruitment, and ectopic germinal center development...
November 10, 2017: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123411/increased-histone-deacetylase-6-expression-serves-as-a-favorable-prognostic-factor-for-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma
#19
Xiao-Ji Lin, Li-Meng Cai, Zi-Jun Qian, Chen-Yi Wang, Ni Sun, Xiao-Hai Sun, He Huang, Wen-Jian Guo, Hai-Yan Lin, Rong-Xin Yao
Objective: This study aims to investigate ectopic expression of histone deacetylase 6 (HDAC6) in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). Methods: This study analyzed patients with DLBCL (n=132) and reactive lymph node hyperplasia (n=32) diagnosed in our hospital from December 2007 to May 2016. Correlation between HDAC6 expression and clinical pathologic features was analyzed by χ(2) test. The significant differences between the 5-year overall survival (OS) or progression-free survival (PFS) and high HDAC6 expression as well as DLBCL clinic-pathological features including age, International Prognostic Index (IPI) score, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group score, lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), and germinal center B-cell-like were assessed by univariate and multivariate analyses...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122990/expression-of-cobll1-encoding-novel-ror1-binding-partner-is-robust-predictor-of-survival-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#20
Hana Plešingerová, Pavlína Janovská, Archana Mishra, Lucie Smyčková, Lucie Poppová, Antonín Libra, Karla Plevová, Petra Ovesná, Lenka Radová, Michael Doubek, Šárka Pavlová, Šárka Pospíšilová, Vítězslav Bryja
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia is a disease with upregulated expression of the transmembrane tyrosine-protein kinase ROR1, a member of the Wnt/planar cell polarity pathway. In this study, we identified COBLL1 as a novel interaction partner of ROR1. COBLL1 shows clear bimodal expression with high levels in chronic lymphocytic leukemia patients with mutated IGHV and approximately 30% of chronic lymphocytic leukemia patients with unmutated IGHV. In the remaining 70% of chronic lymphocytic leukemia patients with unmutated IGHV, COBLL1 expression is low...
November 9, 2017: Haematologica
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