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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551672/ctnnb1-mutations-in-ovarian-microcystic-stromal-tumors-identification-of-a-novel-deletion-mutation-and-the-use-of-pyrosequencing-to-identify-reported-point-mutation
#1
Kiyong Na, Eun Kyung Kim, Wonjun Jang, Hyun-Soo Kim
BACKGROUND/AIM: Microcystic stromal tumor (MCST) is a rare stromal tumor of the ovary. In this study, we describe clinicopathological characteristics and results of mutational analyses of the CTNNB1gene in two cases of ovarian MCST and we provide a thorough review of previously published cases alongside our current cases and clarify the clinicopathological characteristics of ovarian MCST. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients' age was 33 and 31 years, respectively. One patient presented with fever and low abdominal pain, whereas a pelvic mass was incidentally detected in another patient...
June 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551638/modulation-of-melanotransferrin-and-transferrin-receptor-1-tfrc-and-cd44-based-signaling-for-tfrc-up-regulation-in-human-melanoma-cells
#2
Friedemann Laube, Dagobert Glanz
BACKGROUND: The human melanoma cell line IGR-1 was used for the detection and regulation of both melanotransferrin (MTf) and transferrin receptor 1 (TFRC, CD71). While the function in iron transport of the TFRC is well documented the functional importance of MTf is not yet fully understood. Due to the up-regulation of TFRC by hyaluronan (HA) some components and aspects of CD44 signaling were investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The cell-surface proteins MTf, TFRC and ERBB2 receptor tyrosine kinase 2 (ERBB2) were detected by immunoluminescent technique using different polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies...
June 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551078/effects-of-a-tissue-selective-estrogen-complex-on-b-lymphopoiesis-and-b-cell-function
#3
Jauquline Nordqvist, Angelina Bernardi, Ulrika Islander, Hans Carlsten
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: 17β-estradiol (E2) has major effects on the immune system. It induces thymic atrophy, inhibits both T and B lymphopoiesis and stimulates antibody production treatment with E2 has protective effects on the skeleton but is associated with negative side effects in reproductive organs. A tissue-selective estrogen complex (TSEC) comprise of estrogens combined with a selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM). TSEC therapy displays the bone-protective effects of estrogen, while the negative side effects on reproductive organs are blocked by the SERM...
May 16, 2017: Immunobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551033/the-molecular-signature-of-murine-t-cell-homeostatic-proliferation-reveals-both-inflammatory-and-immune-inhibition-patterns
#4
Karen A Fortner, Jeffrey P Bond, James W Austin, Jeremy M Boss, Ralph C Budd
T lymphocyte homeostatic proliferation, driven by the engagement of T cell antigen receptor with self-peptide/major histocompatibility complexes, and signaling through the common γ-chain-containing cytokine receptors, is critical for the maintenance of the T cell compartment and is regulated by the Fas death receptor (Fas, CD95). In the absence of Fas, Fas-deficient lymphoproliferation spontaneous mutation (lpr) mice accumulate homeostatically expanded T cells. The functional consequences of sequential rounds of homeostatic expansion are not well defined...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550793/acute-gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-agonist-treatment-enhances-extinction-memory-in-male-rats
#5
L Y Maeng, M B Taha, K K Cover, S S Glynn, M Murillo, K Lebron-Milad, M R Milad
Leuprolide acetate (LEU), also known as Lupron, is commonly used to treat prostate cancer in men. As a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) receptor agonist, it initially stimulates the release of gonadal hormones, testosterone (T) and estradiol. This surge eventually suppresses these hormones, preventing the further growth and spread of cancer cells. Individuals receiving this treatment often report anxiety and cognitive changes, but LEU's effects on the neural mechanisms that are involved in anxiety during the trajectory of treatment are not well known...
May 17, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550425/cpg-oligonucleotide-mediated-co-stimulation-of-mouse-invariant-natural-killer-t-cells-negatively-regulates-their-activation-status
#6
Raveendra R Kulkarni, Alexander Ian Villanueva, Leah R Read, Jennifer T Brisbin, Siddhartha Kumar Bhaumik, Jonathan LaMarre, Kaja Murali-Krishna, Shayan Sharif
Invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cells play important roles in antimicrobial defense and immune-regulation. We have previously shown that iNKT cells express certain toll-like receptors (TLR), and that TLR co-stimulation of iNKT cells in the presence of suboptimal concentrations of T cell receptor (TCR) agonists enhances cellular activation. In the present study, we investigated the regulatory effects of CpG oligonucleotides in mouse primary hepatic and splenic iNKT cells and in DN32.D3 iNKT cells. We show that CpG treatment of iNKT cells in the presence of higher concentrations of TCR agonists (α-GalCer or anti-CD3 mAb) results in the up-regulation of TLR9 in iNKT cells with a concurrent reduction in their cellular activation, as assessed by their production of IL-2, IL-4 and IFN-γ compared with controls...
May 27, 2017: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550306/a-novel-somatic-transforming-mutation-in-the-extracellular-domain-of-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-identified-in-myeloproliferative-neoplasm
#7
D A Casolari, T Nguyen, C M Butcher, D G Iarossi, C N Hahn, S C Bray, P Neufing, W T Parker, J Feng, K Z Y Maung, A Wee, L Vidovic, C H Kok, P G Bardy, S Branford, I D Lewis, S W Lane, H S Scott, D M Ross, R J D'Andrea
We describe a novel ERBB1/EGFR somatic mutation (p. C329R; c.985 T > C) identified in a patient with JAK2(V617F) Polycythaemia Vera (PV). This substitution affects a conserved cysteine residue in EGFR domain 2 and leads to the formation of a ligand-independent covalent receptor dimer, associated with increased transforming potential. Aberrant signalling from the EGFR(C329R) receptor is cell type-dependent and in the TF1.8 erythroid cell line expression of this mutant suppresses EPO-induced differentiation...
May 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550204/cutting-edge-origins-recruitment-and-regulation-of-cd11c-cells-in-inflamed-islets-of-autoimmune-diabetes-mice
#8
Joanna E Klementowicz, Ashley E Mahne, Allyson Spence, Vinh Nguyen, Ansuman T Satpathy, Kenneth M Murphy, Qizhi Tang
In NOD mice, CD11c(+) cells increase greatly with islet inflammation and contribute to autoimmune destruction of pancreatic β cells. In this study, we investigated their origin and mechanism of recruitment. CD11c(+) cells in inflamed islets resembled classical dendritic cells based on their transcriptional profile. However, the majority of these cells were not from the Zbtb46-dependent dendritic-cell lineage. Instead, monocyte precursors could give rise to CD11c(+) cells in inflamed islets. Chemokines Ccl5 and Ccl8 were persistently elevated in inflamed islets and the influx of CD11c(+) cells was partially dependent on their receptor Ccr5...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550199/comprehensive-approach-for-identifying-the-t-cell-subset-origin-of-cd3-and-cd28-antibody-activated-chimeric-antigen-receptor-modified-t-cells
#9
Michael Schmueck-Henneresse, Bilal Omer, Thomas Shum, Haruko Tashiro, Maksim Mamonkin, Natalia Lapteva, Sandhya Sharma, Lisa Rollins, Gianpietro Dotti, Petra Reinke, Hans-Dieter Volk, Cliona M Rooney
The outcome of therapy with chimeric Ag receptor (CAR)-modified T cells is strongly influenced by the subset origin of the infused T cells. However, because polyclonally activated T cells acquire a largely CD45RO(+)CCR7(-) effector memory phenotype after expansion, regardless of subset origin, it is impossible to know which subsets contribute to the final T cell product. To determine the contribution of naive T cell, memory stem T cell, central memory T cell, effector memory T cell, and terminally differentiated effector T cell populations to the CD3 and CD28-activated CAR-modified T cells that we use for therapy, we followed the fate and function of individually sorted CAR-modified T cell subsets after activation with CD3 and CD28 Abs (CD3/28), transduction and culture alone, or after reconstitution into the relevant subset-depleted population...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550190/patient-derived-anti-%C3%AE-2gp1-antibodies-recognize-a-peptide-motif-pattern-and-not-a-specific-sequence-of-residues
#10
Philippe de Moerloose, Céline Fickentscher, Françoise Boehlen, Jean-Marie Tiercy, Egbert K O Kruithof, Karim J Brandt
Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome is an autoimmune disease characterized by the presence of so-called antiphospholipid antibodies and clinical manifestations such as recurrent thromboembolic or pregnancy complications. Although the main antigenic determinant for antiphospholipid antibodies has been identified as the beta-2-glycoprotein 1 (β2GP1), the precise epitope recognized by antiphospholipid antibodies still remains largely unknown. In the present study, we wanted to identify a sequence in the domain I of β2GP1 able to induce the proliferation of CD4+ T cells isolated from antiphospholipid antibody syndrome patients but not from healthy donors and to interact with antiphospholipid antibodies...
May 26, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550144/exacerbation-of-oxygen-glucose-deprivation-induced-blood-brain-barrier-disruption-potential-pathogenic-role-of-interleukin-9-in-ischemic-stroke
#11
Sha Tan, Yilong Shan, Yuge Wang, Yinyao Lin, Siyuan Liao, Zhezhi Deng, Li Zhou, Wei Cai, Qin Zeng, Lei Zhang, Bingjun Zhang, Xuejiao Men, Haiyan Li, Xueqiang Hu, Changyou Wu, Lisheng Peng, Zhengqi Lu
Interleukin (IL) -9 exerts a variety of functions in autoimmune diseases. However, its role in ischemic brain injury remains unknown. The present study explored the biological effects of IL-9 in ischemic stroke. We recruited 42 patients newly diagnosed with ischemic stroke and 22 age- and sex-matched healthy controls. The expression levels of IL-9 and percentages of IL-9-producing T cells, including CD3+CD4+IL-9+ and CD3+CD8+IL-9+ cells, were determined in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) obtained from patients and control individuals...
May 26, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550122/the-blood-borne-sialyltransferase-st6gal-1-is-a-negative-systemic-regulator-of-granulopoiesis
#12
Christopher W L Dougher, Alexander Buffone, Michael J Nemeth, Mehrab Nasirikenari, Eric E Irons, Paul N Bogner, Joseph T Y Lau
Responding to systemic demands in producing and replenishing end-effector blood cells is predicated on the appropriate delivery and interpretation of extrinsic signals to the HSPCs. The data presented herein implicate the systemic, extracellular form of the glycosyltransferase ST6Gal-1 in the regulation of late-stage neutrophil development. ST6Gal-1 is typically a membrane-bound enzyme sequestered within the intracellular secretory apparatus, but an extracellular form is released into the blood from the liver...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550091/transgenic-expression-of-il15-improves-antiglioma-activity-of-il13ralpha2-car-t-cells-but-results-in-antigen-loss-variants
#13
Giedre Krenciute, Brooke L Prinzing, Zhongzhen Yi, Meng-Fen Wu, Hao Liu, Gianpietro Dotti, Irina V Balyasnikova, Stephen Gottschalk
Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most aggressive primary brain tumor in adults and is virtually incurable with conventional therapies. Immunotherapy with T cells expressing GBM-specific chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) is an attractive approach to improve outcomes. Although CAR T cells targeting GBM antigens such as IL13Ralpha2 (interleukin 13 Receptor Subunit Alpha 2), HER2 (human epidermal growth factor receptor 2), and EGFRvIII (epidermal growth factor receptor variant III) have had antitumor activity in preclinical models, early phase clinical testing has demonstrated limited antiglioma activity...
May 26, 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550042/t-cell-expression-of-ahr-inhibits-the-maintenance-of-ptreg-cells-in-the-gi-tract-in-acute-gvhd
#14
Trisha A Dant, Kaifeng L Lin, Danny W Bruce, Stephanie A Montgomery, Oleg V Kolupaev, Hemamalini Bommiasamy, Lisa M Bixby, John T Woosley, Karen P McKinnon, Frank J Gonzalez, Bruce R Blazar, Benjamin G Vincent, James M Coghill, Jonathan S Serody
The Aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor (AhR) is a ligand-activated transcription factor that affects the function and development of immune cells. Here, we show that recipient mice receiving AhR(-/-) T cells have improved survival and decreased acute graft versus host disease (aGvHD) in two different murine allogeneic bone marrow transplant models (BMT). We also show that CD4(+) T cells lacking AhR demonstrate reduced accumulation in secondary lymphoid tissue due to low levels of proliferation 4 days after BMT. Additionally, we found a significant increase in the quantity of peripherally induced regulatory donor T cells (pTregs) in the colon of recipients transplanted with AhR(-/-) T cells 14 days after transplant...
May 26, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549988/regulatory-t-cell-populations-in-children-are-affected-by-age-and-food-allergy-diagnosis
#15
Benjamin T Prince, Ashley L Devonshire, Kristin A Erickson, Jenna Bergerson, Dalia Fuleihan, Christine Szychlinski, Robert P Schleimer, Paul J Bryce, Anne Marie Singh
Young food allergic children have decreased regulatory T cell (Treg) percentages. Only Tregs from healthy controls demonstrated age-related increases in their expression of the gut-associated chemokine receptor CCR6, which may be important in maintaining oral tolerance to foods and preventing the development of allergic disease.
May 23, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549605/wnt3a-and-the-induction-of-the-osteogenic-differentiation-in-adipose-tissue-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#16
C Morsczeck, A Reck, T E Reichert
Adipose tissue derived stem cells (ASCs) can easily be isolated, but the osteogenic differentiation potential is limited. To improve this differentiation potential, more investigations are required about signaling proteins for the induction of the osteogenic differentiation. This study focused on the WNT3A protein, because little is known about the canonical WNT signaling pathway and the osteogenic differentiation of ASCs. The alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity was measured for the evaluation of the osteogenic differentiation...
May 12, 2017: Tissue & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549586/critical-role-of-hla-dr%C3%AE-binding-peptides-peripheral-flanking-residues-in-fully-protective-malaria-vaccine-development
#17
César Reyes, Rocío Rojas-Luna, Jorge Aza-Conde, Luisa Tabares, Manuel A Patarroyo, Manuel E Patarroyo
A vaccine candidate component must fit perfectly into the antigen presenting HLA-DRβ* molecule's groove (or canonical nonapeptide) peptide binding region (PBR) during antigen presentation for proper presentation to the T-cell receptor (TCR), conforming a specific and stable macromolecular complex and induce an appropriate immune response. Antigen's peripheral flanking residues (PFR, positions (p) -p2 and p10) must thus establish strong interactions with the HLA-DRβ* - TCR complex. These amino acids (aa) have specific physico-chemical characteristics enabling differentiation between non-protective but antibody-inducer (NPAI), short-lived protection inducer (SLPI) and long-lasting protection inducer (LLPI) peptides when used as an antimalarial vaccine component...
May 23, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549432/dendritic-cells-combined-with-tumor-cells-and-%C3%AE-galactosylceramide-induce-a-potent-therapeutic-and-nk-cell-dependent-antitumor-immunity-in-b-cell-lymphoma
#18
Laura Escribà-Garcia, Carmen Alvarez-Fernández, Marta Tellez-Gabriel, Jorge Sierra, Javier Briones
BACKGROUND: Invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cells are a small population of lymphocytes with unique specificity for glycolipid antigens presented by non-polymorphic CD1d receptor on dendritic cells (DCs). iNKT cells play a central role in tumor immunology since they are implicated in the coordination of innate and adaptive immune responses. These cells can be activated with the prototypic lipid α-galactosylceramide (α-GalCer), stimulating interferon gamma (IFN-γ) production and cytokine secretion, which contribute to the enhancement of T cell activation...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548970/rinsing-paired-agent-model-rpam-to-quantify-cell-surface-receptor-concentrations-in-topical-staining-applications-of-thick-tissues
#19
Xiaochun Xu, Yu Wang, Jialing Xiang, Jonathan T C Liu, Kenneth M Tichauer
Conventional molecular assessment of tissue through histology, if adapted to fresh thicker samples, has the potential to enhance cancer detection in surgical margins and monitoring of 3D cell culture molecular environments. However, in thicker samples, substantial background staining is common despite repeated rinsing, which can significantly reduce image contrast. Recently, 'paired-agent' methods-which employ co-administration of a control (untargeted) imaging agent-have been applied to thick-sample staining applications to account for background staining...
May 26, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548945/soluble-antigens-from-the-neurotropic-pathogen-angiostrongylus-cantonensis-directly-induce-thymus-atrophy-in-a-mouse-model
#20
Zhen Liu, Dong-Ming Su, Zi-Long Yu, Feng Wu, Rui-Feng Liu, Shi-Qi Luo, Zhi-Yue Lv, Xin Zeng, Xi Sun, Zhong-Dao Wu
The nematode Angiostrongylus cantonensis (A.C.) is a neurotropic pathogen; stage-III larva invade the human (non-permissive host) central nervous system (CNS) to cause eosinophilic meningitis or meningoencephalitis accompanied by immunosuppression. In an A.C.-infectedmouse (another non-permissive host) model, CNS damage-associated T cell immune deficiency and severe inflammation were proposed to result from activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. However, glucocorticoids are anti-inflammatory agents...
May 12, 2017: Oncotarget
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