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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206982/biocompatible-chitosan-nanoparticles-as-an-efficient-delivery-vehicle-for-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-lipids-to-induce-potent-cytokines-and-antibody-response-through-activation-of-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cells-in-mice
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Ishani Das, Avinash Padhi, Sitabja Mukherjee, Debi Dash, Santosh Kar, Avinash Sonawane
Activation of cell mediated and humoral immune responses to Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) are critical for protection and that nanoparticles mediated delivery of antigens are more potent in inducing different immune responses. Herein, we show that mice immunized with Mtb lipid bound chitosan nanoparticles(NPs) induce secretion of prominent type 1 T helper (Th1) and type 2 T helper (Th2) cytokines in lymph node and spleen cells, and also induced significantly higher levels of IgG, IgG1, IgG2 and IgM in comparison to control mice...
February 16, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202615/il-13-mediated-regulation-of-learning-and-memory
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Tiroyaone M Brombacher, Justin K Nono, Keisha S De Gouveia, Nokuthula Makena, Matthew Darby, Jacqueline Womersley, Ousman Tamgue, Frank Brombacher
The role of proinflammatory cytokines in cognitive function has been investigated with both beneficial and possible detrimental effects, depending on the cytokine. More recently, the type 2 IL-4 has been demonstrated to play a role in cognition. In this study, using the Morris water maze task, we demonstrate that IL-13-deficient mice are significantly impaired in working memory as well as attenuated reference memory, both functions essential for effective complex learning. During the learning process, wild-type mice increased the number of CD4(+) T cells in the meninges and production of IL-13, whereas neither Morris water maze-trained IL-4 nor trained IL-13-deficient mice were able to increase CD4(+) T cells in the meninges...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196763/il-33-dysregulates-regulatory-t-treg-cells-and-impairs-established-immunological-tolerance-in-the-lungs
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Chien-Chang Chen, Takao Kobayashi, Koji Iijima, Fan-Chi Hsu, Hirohito Kita
BACKGROUND: Airway exposure to environmental antigens generally leads to immunological tolerance. A fundamental question remains: why is airway tolerance compromised in patients with allergic airway diseases? Interleukin (IL)-33 promotes innate and adaptive type 2 immunity and may provide the answer to this question. OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to investigate the roles IL-33 plays in altering regulatory T (Treg) cells in the lungs and in affecting previously established airway immunological tolerance...
February 11, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187441/neutralization-of-interleukin-9-ameliorates-symptoms-of-allergic-rhinitis-by-reducing-th2-th9-and-th17-responses-and-increasing-the-treg-response-in-a-murine-model
#4
Zhao Wei Gu, Yun Xiu Wang, Zhi Wei Cao
A novel independent Th-cell subset, characterized by high expression of interleukin (IL)-9, has been recognized as the "Th9" subset. Although Th9 cells are important in many diseases, their contribution to allergic rhinitis (AR) remains unclear. We therefore first determined whether Th9 cells were present in a mouse model of AR. We then investigated the their involvement in the distribution of CD4+ T-cell subsets and the symptoms of AR by treating mice with anti-IL-9 antibodies (Abs). Anti-IL-9 Abs were administered intranasally during rechallenge of ovalbumin (OVA)-induced AR in BALB/c mice...
February 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185190/phenotyping-cd4-hth2-cells-by-flow-cytometry-simultaneous-detection-of-transcription-factors-secreted-cytokines-and-surface-markers
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Chris Goetz, Li-Jen Peng, Birte Aggeler, Jody Bonnevier
Flow cytometry is a powerful technique that allows simultaneous detection of multiple markers on a specific cell population. This method is virtually unlimited as long as the specimen of interest can be put into a single-cell suspension for staining and subsequent analysis by the flow cytometer. Most investigators using this methodology are doing so because their cell population is rare in frequency and requires multiple markers to characterize their population of interest; thus standard methods such as Western blot and IHC are unsuitable due to limitations in cell number and the number of markers available...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169350/chloroquine-inhibits-human-cd4-t-cell-activation-by-ap-1-signaling-modulation
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Ralf L J Schmidt, Sabrina Jutz, Katrin Goldhahn, Nadine Witzeneder, Marlene C Gerner, Doris Trapin, Georg Greiner, Gregor Hoermann, Guenter Steiner, Winfried F Pickl, Heinz Burgmann, Peter Steinberger, Franz Ratzinger, Klaus G Schmetterer
Chloroquine (CQ) is widely used as an anti-inflammatory therapeutic for rheumatic diseases. Although its modes of action on the innate immune system are well described, there is still insufficient knowledge about its direct effects on the adaptive immune system. Thus, we evaluated the influence of CQ on activation parameters of human CD4(+) T-cells. CQ directly suppressed proliferation, metabolic activity and cytokine secretion of T-cells following anti-CD3/anti-CD28 activation. In contrast, CQ showed no effect on up-regulation of T-cell activation markers...
February 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168174/sh2-domain-containing-adaptor-protein-b-expressed-in-dendritic-cells-is-involved-in-t-cell-homeostasis-by-regulating-dendritic-cell-mediated-th2-immunity
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Md Selim Ahmed, Myeong-Ho Kang, Ezra Lee, Yujin Park, Yideul Jeong, Yong-Soo Bae
PURPOSE: The Src homology 2 domain-containing adaptor protein B (SHB) is widely expressed in immune cells and acts as an important regulator for hematopoietic cell function. SHB silencing induces Th2 immunity in mice. SHB is also involved in T-cell homeostasis in vivo. However, SHB has not yet been studied and addressed in association with dendritic cells (DCs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The effects of SHB expression on the immunogenicity of DCs were assessed by Shb gene silencing in mouse bone marrow-derived DCs (BMDCs)...
January 2017: Clinical and Experimental Vaccine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166682/clonally-expanded-cytotoxic-cd4-t-cells-and-the-pathogenesis-of-igg4-related-disease
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Hamid Mattoo, John H Stone, Shiv Pillai
IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is a systemic condition of unknown cause characterized by highly fibrotic lesions, with dense lymphoplasmacytic infiltrates containing a preponderance of IgG4-expressing plasma cells. CD4(+) T cells and B cells constitute the major inflammatory cell populations in IgG4-RD lesions. IgG4-RD patients with active, untreated disease show a marked expansion of plasmablasts in the circulation. Although the therapeutic depletion of B cells suggests a role for these cells in the disease, a direct role for B cells or IgG4 in the pathogenesis of IgG4-RD is yet to be demonstrated...
February 2017: Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166609/modulating-immunogenicity-of-factor-ix-by-fusion-to-an-immunoglobulin-fc-domain-a-study-using-hemophilia-b-mouse-model
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Ditza Levin, H A Daniel Lagassé, Erin Burch, Scott Strome, Siyuan Tan, Haiyan Jiang, Zuben E Sauna, Basil Golding
BACKGROUND: Fc-fusion is a platform technology used to increase the circulating half-life of protein and peptide therapeutics. However, there are potential immunological consequences with this approach, such as changes in the molecule's immunogenicity as well as possible interactions with a repertoire of Fc-receptors (FcR) which can modulate immune responses. OBJECTIVES/METHODS: Using a mouse hemophilia B (HB) model, we compared the immune responses to infusions of recombinant human Factor IX (hFIX) and hFIX fused to mouse IgG2a-Fc (hFIX-mFc)...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164626/expression-of-cd200r1-and-its-ligand-cd200-on-t-helper-lymphocytes-of-pediatric-patients-with-ulcerative-colitis-and-crohn-s-disease
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Mohamed F Elshal, Alia M Aldahlawi, Omar I Saadah, J Philip Mccoy
BACKGROUND: CD200 and its receptor CD200R are both type I membrane glycoproteins that modulate the activity of myeloid and lymphoid cells, and their interaction is functionally important in the suppression of effector T-cell responses by regulatory T-cells. We aimed to investigate the extent of expression of CD200 and CD200R1 on CD4+ T-cells in blood of children with ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD) and to explore their correlations with effector T cell subsets, regulatory T cells (Treg), and routine clinical and serological markers...
August 1, 2016: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153782/rapid-de-novo-generation-of-antigen-specific-human-b-cells-with-expression-of-blimp-1-and-aid-by-in-vitro-immunization
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Xu Fang, Yue Tong, Hong Tian, Hongyu Ning, Xiangdong Gao, Wenbing Yao
In vitro immunization with antigens and cytokines triggers specific human B-cell response in short periods and is therefore superior to conventional in vivo immunization for antibody development. However, this new technology is limited by low efficiency, poor reproducibility, and requirement of pre-immunized lymphocytes. In this study, we demonstrate a novel method for de novo inducing antigen-specific human B cells in vitro. Unlike previous in vitro immunization of unfractionated PBMCs, we firstly optimized the conditions for inducing monocyte-derived dendritic cells (DCs) to efficiently capture, process, and present antigens...
January 30, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151995/increased-hepatic-th2-and-treg-subsets-are-associated-with-biliary-fibrosis-in-different-strains-of-mice-caused-by-clonorchis-sinensis
#12
Bei-Bei Zhang, Chao Yan, Fan Fang, Ying Du, Rui Ma, Xiang-Yang Li, Qian Yu, Di Meng, Ren-Xian Tang, Kui-Yang Zheng
Previous studies showed that CD4+T cells responses might be involved in the process of biliary fibrosis. However, the underlying mechanism resulting in biliary fibrosis caused by Clonorchis sinensis remains not yet fully elucidated. The objectives of the present study were to investigate the different profiles of hepatic CD4+T cell subsets (Th1, Th2, Th17 and Treg cells) and their possible roles in the biliary fibrosis of different strains of mice (C57BL/6, BALB/c and FVB mice) induced by C. sinensis infection...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143511/a-novel-salmonella-strain-inactivated-by-a-regulated-autolysis-system-and-expressing-the-b-subunit-of-shiga-toxin-2e-efficiently-elicits-immune-responses-and-confers-protection-against-virulent-stx2e-producing-escherichia-coli
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Gayeon Won, Tae Hoon Kim, John Hwa Lee
BACKGROUND: Salmonella Typhimurium (S. Typhimurium) inactivated by a regulated autolysis system was genetically engineered to express the homo-pentameric B subunit of Shiga toxin 2e (Stx2eB) on its surface. To prepare a strain able to yield autolyzed Salmonella bearing Stx2eB, the plasmid pJHL184 harboring stx 2eB gene was transformed into the attenuated S. Typhimurium strain, JOL1454. Stx2eB subcloned into the antigen delivery cassette of the plasmid was expressed as fusion protein with the outer membrane protein RESULTS: The expression of Stx2eB fused to the signal peptide in JOL1454 was validated by immunoblot analysis...
February 1, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137717/differentiated-state-of-initiating-tumor-cells-is-key-to-distinctive-immune-responses-seen-in-h-rasg12v-induced-squamous-tumors
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Michael A Podolsky, Jacob T Bailey, Andrew J Gunderson, Carrie J Oakes, Kyle Breech, Adam B Glick
Heterogeneity in tumor immune responses is a poorly understood yet critical parameter for successful immunotherapy. In two doxycycline-inducible models where oncogenic H-Ras(G12V) is targeted either to the epidermal basal/stem cell layer with a Keratin14-rtTA transgene (K14Ras), or committed progenitor/suprabasal cells with an Involucrin-tTA transgene (InvRas) we observed strikingly distinct tumor immune responses. On threshold doxycycline levels yielding similar Ras expression, tumor latency, and numbers, tumors from K14Ras mice had an immunosuppressed microenvironment while InvRas tumors had a pro-inflammatory microenvironment...
January 30, 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134623/a-ccr4-antagonist-reverses-the-tumor-promoting-microenvironment-of-renal-cancer
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Chiara Berlato, Moddasar N Khan, Tiziana Schioppa, Richard Thompson, Eleni Maniati, Anne Montfort, Maryam Jangani, Monica Canosa, Hagen Kulbe, Urs B Hagemann, Alexander R Duncan, Laura Fletcher, Robert W Wilkinson, Thomas Powles, Sergio A Quezada, Frances R Balkwill
Elevated expression of the chemokine receptor CCR4 in tumors is associated with poor prognosis in several cancers. Here, we have determined that CCR4 was highly expressed in human renal cell carcinoma (RCC) biopsies and observed abnormal levels of CCR4 ligands in RCC patient plasma. An antagonistic anti-CCR4 antibody had antitumor activity in the RENCA mouse model of RCC. CCR4 inhibition did not reduce the proportion of infiltrating leukocytes in the tumor microenvironment but altered the phenotype of myeloid cells, increased NK cell and Th1 cytokine levels, and reduced immature myeloid cell infiltrate and blood chemokine levels...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132936/rhs6-mediated-chromosomal-looping-and-nuclear-substructure-binding-is-required-for-th2-cytokine-gene-expression
#16
Soo Seok Hwang, Sung Woong Jang, Gap Ryol Lee
Subset-specific gene expression is a critical feature of CD4 T cell differentiation. Th2 cells express Th2 cytokine genes including Il4, Il5, and Il13 and mediate the immune response against helminths. The expression of Th2 cytokine genes is regulated by Rad50 hypersensitive site 6 (RHS6) in the Th2 locus control region; however, the molecular mechanisms of RHS6 action at the chromatin level are poorly understood. Here, we demonstrate that RHS6 is crucial for chromosomal interactions and nuclear substructure binding of the Th2 cytokine locus...
January 27, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132739/the-th2-polarizing-function-of-atopic-interleukin-17-receptor-b-positive-dendritic-cells-up-regulated-by-lipopolysaccharide
#17
Rui Zheng, Feng-Hong Chen, Wen-Xiang Gao, Dan Wang, Qin-Tai Yang, Kai Wang, Yin-Yan Lai, Jie Deng, Li-Jie Jiang, Yue-Qi Sun, Jian-Bo Shi
BACKGROUND: Recent studies suggest that epithelial cell (EC)-derived cytokines contribute to allergic airway disease exacerbation. OBJECTIVE: To confirm our hypothesis that atopic dendritic cells (DCs) are activated to up-regulate the receptors of cytokines that mainly derived from ECs and enhance TH2 responses. METHODS: The expressions of interleukin 17 receptor B (IL-17RB) (IL-25 receptor), membrane-bound ST2 (IL-33 receptor), thymic stromal lymphopoietin receptor (TSLPR), granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor receptor (GM-CSFR), and several functional markers on CD1c(+) monocyte-derived DCs (mo-DCs) were detected by flow cytometry...
January 26, 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129374/il-27-limits-type-2-immunopathology-following-parainfluenza-virus-infection
#18
Gaia Muallem, Sagie Wagage, Yan Sun, Jonathan H DeLong, Alex Valenzuela, David A Christian, Gretchen Harms Pritchard, Qun Fang, Elizabeth L Buza, Deepika Jain, M Merle Elloso, Carolina B López, Christopher A Hunter
Respiratory paramyxoviruses are important causes of morbidity and mortality, particularly of infants and the elderly. In humans, a T helper (Th)2-biased immune response to these infections is associated with increased disease severity; however, little is known about the endogenous regulators of these responses that may be manipulated to ameliorate pathology. IL-27, a cytokine that regulates Th2 responses, is produced in the lungs during parainfluenza infection, but its role in disease pathogenesis is unknown...
January 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126602/the-effect-of-feed-supplementation-with-zinc-chelate-and-zinc-sulphate-on-selected-humoral-and-cell-mediated-immune-parameters-and-cytokine-concentration-in-broiler-chickens
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Łukasz Jarosz, Agnieszka Marek, Zbigniew Grądzki, Małgorzata Kwiecień, Marcin Kalinowski
The ability of poultry to withstand infectious disease caused by bacteria, viruses or protozoa depends upon the integrity of the immune system. Zinc is important for proper functioning of heterophils, mononuclear phagocytes and T lymphocytes. Numerous data indicate that the demand for zinc in poultry is not met in Poland due to its low content in feeds of vegetable origin. The aim of the study was to determine the effect of supplementation of inorganic (ZnSO4 and ZnSO4(+) phytase enzyme), and organic forms of zinc (Zn with glycine and Zn with glycine and phytase enzyme) on selected parameters of the cellular and humoral immune response in broiler chickens by evaluating the percentage of CD3(+)CD4(+), CD3(+)CD8(+), CD25(+), MHC Class II, and BU-1(+) lymphocytes, the phagocytic activity of monocytes and heterophils, and the concentration of IL-2, IL-10 and TNF-α in the peripheral blood...
September 14, 2016: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125560/o-012-il-36-signaling-controls-the-induced-regulatory-t-cell-th9-cell-balance-and-gut-inflammation
#20
Akihito Harusato, Hirohito Abo, Vu Ngo, Samuel Yi, Satoru Osuka, Jakob Kohlmeier, Jian-Dong Li, Andrew Gewirtz, Asma Nusrat, Timothy Denning
BACKGROUND: In the United States over 1.4 million people suffer from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Therefore, there is a pressing need for the development of novel molecular therapeutics targeting pro-inflammatory mediators. Recently a novel interleukin-1 family member, IL-36γ was shown to be up-regulated in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and to play an important role in healing of acute intestinal damage in mice, however, the function of IL-36γ with regards to T helper (TH) cell differentiation during gut inflammation remains undefined...
February 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
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