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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727997/therapeutic-intranasal-instillation-of-allergen-loaded-microbubbles-suppresses-experimental-allergic-asthma-in-mice
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Blaise Corthésy, Gilles Bioley
Despite proven efficiency, subcutaneous immunotherapy for aeroallergens is impaired by the duration of the protocol, the repeated injections and potential side-effects associated with the doses of allergen administered. Intranasal delivery of immunotherapeutic agents may overcome several of these drawbacks, provided that an efficient allergen delivery vehicle can be identified. This study evaluates whether intranasally delivered gas-filled microbubble (MB)-associated ovalbumin (OVA), used as a model allergen, can serve as a therapeutic treatment in a mouse model of established allergic asthma...
July 12, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727936/helper-t-cells-and-cancer-associated-inflammation-a-new-direction-for-immunotherapy
#2
Chen Dong
CD4(+) helper T cells are critical regulators in immunity and inflammation. Growing evidence has indicated their involvement in cancer, by shaping the tumor microenvironment. In this study, I summarize latest literature on Th2 and Th17 cells in cancer-associated inflammation and propose that they may be targeted for cancer immunotherapy.
July 20, 2017: Journal of Interferon & Cytokine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724768/synthetic-tlr4-and-tlr7-ligands-work-additively-via-myd88-to-induce-protective-antiviral-immunity-in-mice
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Peter H Goff, Tomoko Hayashi, Wenqian He, Shiyin Yao, Howard B Cottam, Gene S Tan, Brian Crain, Florian Krammer, Karen Messer, Minya Pu, Dennis A Carson, Peter Palese, Maripat Corr
We have previously demonstrated that the combination of synthetic small molecule Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) and TLR7 ligands is a potent adjuvant for recombinant influenza virus hemagglutinin, inducing rapid and sustained immunity protective against influenza viruses in homologous, heterologous and heterosubtypic murine challenge models. Combining TLR4 and TLR7 ligands balances Th1/Th2-type immune responses for long-lived cellular and neutralizing humoral immunity against the viral hemagglutinin. Here, we demonstrate that the protective response induced in mice by this combined adjuvant is dependent upon TLR4 and TLR7 signaling via myeloid differentiation primary response gene 88 (MyD88), indicating that the adjuvants function in vivo via their known receptors with negligible off-target effects to induce protective immunity...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719617/microrna-155-deficiency-leads-to-decreased-autoantibody-levels-and-reduced-severity-of-nephritis-and-pneumonitis-in-pristane-induced-lupus
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Harald Leiss, Wilhelm Salzberger, Barbara Jacobs, Irina Gessl, Nicolas Kozakowski, Stephan Blüml, Antonia Puchner, Attila Kiss, Bruno K Podesser, Josef S Smolen, Georg H Stummvoll
OBJECTIVE: We herein examine the role of endogenous miR155 in the development of systemic manifestations in pristane induced lupus. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Systemic lupus in miR155-deficient and wild type mice was induced upon injection of pristane and analyzed after 8 months, PBS-injected mice served as controls. Glomerulonephritis and pneumonitis were quantified using the kidney biopsy score and a newly adapted histomorphometric image analysis system; lung tissue was further analyzed by tissue cytometry...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719267/comparison-of-cytokine-responses-in-ecuadorian-children-infected-with-giardia-ascaris-or-both-parasites
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Jill Weatherhead, Andrea Arévalo Cortés, Carlos Sandoval, Maritza Vaca, Martha Chico, Sophia Loor, Philip J Cooper, Rojelio Mejia
AbstractMore than 2 billion people are infected with parasites globally, and the majority have coinfections. Intestinal protozoa and helminths induce polarizing CD4(+) T-helper cell 1 (Th1) mediated cytokine responses within the host. Such immune polarization may inhibit the ability of the host to mount an adequate immune response for pathogen clearance to concurrent pathogens. The current study evaluated the plasma cytokine profile in Ascaris and Giardia coinfected children compared with Giardia- and Ascaris-only infected children...
June 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715559/interferon-%C3%AE-treatment-of-human-laryngotracheal-stenosis-derived-fibroblasts
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Kevin Motz, Idris Samad, Linda X Yin, Michael K Murphy, Madhavi Duvvuri, Dacheng Ding, Alexander T Hillel
Importance: Laryngotracheal stenosis (LTS) is a fibroproliferative disorder of the glottis, subglottis, and trachea. In models of fibrosis from other organ systems, the CD4+ T-cell response has been shown to regulate extracellular matrix deposition. Specifically, helper T cell 2 (TH2) promotes fibrosis, whereas TH1 and associated cytokines have been shown to be antifibrotic. However, this antifibrotic effect of the TH1 response has not been demonstrated in LTS. Objective: To determine whether the TH1 cytokine interferon-γ inhibits the function of LTS-derived fibroblasts in vitro...
July 13, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710773/reciprocal-modulation-of-helper-th1-and-th17-cells-by-the-%C3%AE-2-adrenergic-receptor-agonist-drug-terbutaline
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Catalina M Carvajal Gonczi, Mahdieh Tabatabaei Shafiei, Ashley East, Erika Martire, Meagane H I Maurice-Ventouris, Peter J Darlington
Catecholamine hormones are powerful regulators of the immune system produced by the sympathetic nervous system. They regulate the adaptive immune system by altering T cell differentiation into T helper (Th) 1 and Th2 cell subsets, but the effect on Th17 cells is not known. Th17 cells, defined in part by chemokine receptor CCR6 and cytokine IL-17A, are crucial for mediating certain pathogen-specific responses, and are linked with several autoimmune diseases. We demonstrated that a proportion of human Th17 cells express β2-adrenergic receptor, a G protein coupled receptor that responds to catecholamines...
July 15, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709148/impact-of-chronic-methamphetamine-treatment-on-the-atherosclerosis-formation-in-apoe-mice-fed-a-high-cholesterol-diet
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Pengfei Zhu, Lun Li, Bo Gao, Mingjing Zhang, Yuting Wang, Ye Gu, Liqun Hu
BACKGROUND: We previously reported that methamphetamine could promote atherosclerosis (AS) in ApoE-/- mice fed normal chow. We herein observed the impact of methamphetamine on AS in ApoE-/- mice fed a high cholesterol diet and explored the potential mechanisms.Results and Materials and Methods: Male ApoE-/- mice fed a high cholesterol diet were treated with saline (NS, n = 5) or methamphetamine [8 mg/kg/day (M8, n = 6) through intraperitoneal injection] for 24 weeks. Afterwards, the percentage area of atheromatous plaque in aortic root (44...
July 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706113/pd-l1-programmed-death-ligand-1-protects-against-experimental-intracerebral-hemorrhage-induced-brain-injury
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Ranran Han, Jiaying Luo, Yanchao Shi, Yang Yao, Junwei Hao
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is a neurologically destructive stroke, for which no valid treatment is available. This preclinical study examined the therapeutic effect of PD-L1 (programmed death ligand 1), a B7 family member and a ligand for both PD-1 (programmed death 1) and B7-1 (CD80), in a murine ICH model. METHODS: ICH was induced by injecting autologous blood into 252 male C57BL/6 and Rag1(-/-) mice. One hour later, ICH mice were randomly assigned to receive an intraperitoneal injection of vehicle, PD-L1, or anti-PD-L1 antibody...
July 13, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700533/cd103-dendritic-cell-function-is-altered-in-the-colons-of-patients-with-ulcerative-colitis
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Hiroshi Matsuno, Hisako Kayama, Junichi Nishimura, Yuki Sekido, Hideki Osawa, Soumik Barman, Takayuki Ogino, Hidekazu Takahashi, Naotsugu Haraguchi, Taishi Hata, Chu Matsuda, Hirofumi Yamamoto, Motoi Uchino, Hiroki Ikeuchi, Yuichiro Doki, Masaki Mori, Kiyoshi Takeda, Tsunekazu Mizushima
BACKGROUND: Human intestinal innate myeloid cells can be divided into 3 subsets: HLA-DRCD14 cells, HLA-DRCD103 dendritic cells (DCs), and HLA-DRCD14CD103 cells. CD103 DCs generate Treg cells and Th17 cells in the ileum, but their function in the colon remains largely unknown. This study characterized CD103 DCs in the colon and investigated whether these cells are implicated in the pathogenesis of ulcerative colitis (UC). METHODS: Normal intestinal mucosa was obtained from intact sites of patients with colorectal cancer (n = 24)...
July 11, 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694696/th17-profile-in-copd-exacerbations
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Marco Antonio Ponce-Gallegos, Alejandra Ramírez-Venegas, Ramcés Falfán-Valencia
COPD is characterized by an ongoing inflammatory process of the airways that leads to obstruction or limitation of airflow. It is mainly associated with exposure to cigarette smoke. In addition, it is considered, at present, a serious public health problem, ranking fourth in mortality worldwide. Many cells participate in the pathophysiology of COPD, the most important are neutrophils, macrophages and CD4+ and CD8+ T cells. Neutrophil migration to the inflammation area could be mediated largely by cytokines related to CD4+ Th17 lymphocytes, because it has been shown that IL-17A, IL-17F and IL-22 act as inducers for CXCL8, CXCL1, CXCL5, G-CSF, and GM-CSF secretion by epithelial cells of the airways...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689791/peanut-specific-tr1-cells-induced-in-vitro-from-allergic-individuals-are-functionally-impaired
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Laurence Pellerin, Jennifer Anne Jenks, Sharon Chinthrajah, Tina Dominguez, Whitney Block, Xiaoying Zhou, Arram Noshirvan, Silvia Gregori, Maria Grazia Roncarolo, Kari Christine Nadeau, Rosa Bacchetta
BACKGROUND: Peanut allergy is a life threatening condition which lacks regulatory-approved treatment. T regulatory type 1 (Tr1) cells are potent suppressors of immune responses and can be induced in vivo upon repeated antigen exposure or in vitro using tolerogenic dendritic cells (DC-10). Whether or not oral immunotherapy (OIT) leads to antigen-specific Tr1 cell induction has not been established. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether peanut-specific Tr1 cells can be generated in vitro from peripheral blood of peanut allergic (PA) individuals at baseline or during OIT, and whether they are functional as compared to peanut-specific Tr1 cells induced from healthy controls (HC)...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687014/a-vitamin-d-receptor-agonist-converts-cd4-t-cells-to-foxp3-regulatory-t-cells-in-patients-with-ulcerative-colitis
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Dong Lu, Bin Lan, Zonren Din, Hang Chen, Guoqiang Chen
One of the pathological features of ulcerative colitis (UC) is the dysfunction of immune regulatory T cells (Treg cells); the pathogenesis is unclear and needs to be further investigated. Vitamin D has immune regulatory functions. This study tests a hypothesis that vitamin D receptor (VDR) regulates Treg cell differentiation. Peripheral blood samples were collected from UC patients and healthy subjects. The correlation between VDR expression and T helper (Th)2 cell differentiation in peripheral CD4+ T cells was analyzed...
June 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682499/high-dose-dexamethasone-or-all-trans-retinoic-acid-restores-the-balance-of-macrophage-toward-m2-in-immune-thrombocytopenia
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Q Feng, M Xu, Y Y Yu, Y Hou, X Mi, Y X Sun, S Ma, X Y Zuo, L L Shao, M Hou, X H Zhang, J Peng
Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is an autoimmune disorder. Deficiency of immune-tolerance in antigen-presenting cells (APCs) and cross-communication between APCs and T cells are involved in the pathogenesis of ITP. Macrophages can polarize into pro-inflammatory M1 or anti-inflammatory M2 phenotypes in response to different environmental stimuli, and possess diverse immunological functions OBJECTIVES: To investigate the imbalance of M1/M2 in ITP and whether high-dose dexamethasone (HD-DXM) or all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) could restore this imbalance METHODS: Numbers of M1 and M2 in the spleens of ITP patients and patients with traumatic spleen rupture were analyzed by immunofluorescence...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682305/ifn-%C3%AE-promotes-transendothelial-migration-of-cd4-t-cells-across-the-blood-brain-barrier
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Sandip Ashok Sonar, Shagufta Shaikh, Nupura Joshi, Ashwini N Atre, Girdhari Lal
Transendothelial migration (TEM) of Th1 and Th17 cells across the blood-brain barrier (BBB) plays a critical role in the development of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE). How cytokines produced by inflammatory Th1 and Th17 cells damage the endothelial BBB and promote transendothelial migration of immune cells into the central nervous system (CNS) during autoimmunity is not understood. We therefore investigated the effect of various cytokines on brain endothelial cells. Among the various cytokines tested, such as Th1 (IFN-γ, IL-1α, IL-1β, TNF-α, IL-12), Th2 (IL-3, IL-4, IL-6 and IL-13), Th17 (IL-17A, IL-17F, IL-21, IL-22, IL-23, GM-CSF) and Treg-specific cytokines (IL-10 and TGF-β), IFN-γ predominantly showed increased expression of ICAM-1, VCAM-1, MAdCAM-1, H2-K(b) and I-A(b) molecules on brain endothelial cells...
July 6, 2017: Immunology and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676845/th2-1-hybrid-cells-occurring-in-murine-and-human-strongyloidiasis-share-effector-functions-of-th1-cells
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Cristin N Bock, Subash Babu, Minka Breloer, Anuradha Rajamanickam, Yukhti Boothra, Marie-Luise Brunn, Anja A Kühl, Roswitha Merle, Max Löhning, Susanne Hartmann, Sebastian Rausch
Infections by the soil-transmitted threadworm Strongyloides stercoralis affect 30-100 million people worldwide, predominantly in tropic and sub-tropic regions. Here we assessed the T helper cell phenotypes in threadworm-infected patients and experimental murine infections with focus on CD4(+) T cells co-expressing markers of Th2 and Th1 differentiation. We show that mice infected with the close relative S. ratti generate strong Th2 responses characterized by the expansion of CD4(+) GATA-3(+) cells expressing IL-4/-5/-13 in blood, spleen, gut-draining lymph nodes, lung and gut tissue...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672989/altered-expression-of-regulatory-t-and-th17-cells-in-murine-bronchial-asthma
#17
Jianbo Zhu, Xiaoying Liu, Wenxia Wang, Xiuhe Ouyang, Wentao Zheng, Qingyuan Wang
Alteration of the careful balance of the ratio of Th1/Th2 cell subsets impacts immune function and plays an important role in the pathogenesis of asthma. There is little research on the impact of changes on the balance of the regulatory T (Treg)/Th17 subset ratio and its possible repercussions for asthma. This investigation used a murine model of asthma to measure the expression levels of Treg and Th17 cells and the levels of their transcription factors Foxp3 and retinoic acid receptor-related orphan nuclear receptor (ROR)γt in bronchial asthma while assessing indexes of airway inflammation...
July 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670640/peripheral-parasitaemia-and-its-association-with-plasma-cytokines-levels-in-malaria-infected-pregnant-women-in-aba-abia-state-nigeria
#18
M O Ifeanyichukwu, O C Okamgba, G I Amilo, E A Nwokorie
BACKGROUND: Cytokines in pregnant female may not be a normal phenomenon as malarial infection is often associated with strong CD4+ cell activation and up-regulation of pro-inflammatory cytokines. We investigated the relationship between peripheral parasitaemia and plasma levels of cytokines among malaria infected pregnant women in Aba, Abia State, Nigeria. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 206 non-HIV positive asymptomatic malaria parasitaemic (n=144) and non-parasitaemic (n=62) pregnant women were recruited for this study alongside 80 non-pregnant women who served as positive (n=40) and negative (n=40) controls...
2017: African Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668505/regulation-of-allergic-airway-inflammation-by-adoptive-transfer-of-cd4-t-cells-preferentially-producing-il-10
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Masaya Matsuda, Kana Doi, Tatsuya Tsutsumi, Shinya Fujii, Maki Kishima, Kazuma Nishimura, Ikue Kuroda, Yu Tanahashi, Rino Yuasa, Toshihiko Kinjo, Nobuyuki Kuramoto, Nobuaki Mizutani, Takeshi Nabe
Anti-inflammatory pharmacotherapy for asthma has mainly depended on the inhalation of glucocorticoids, which non-specifically suppress immune responses. If the anti-inflammatory cytokine interleukin (IL)-10 can be induced by a specific antigen, asthmatic airway inflammation could be suppressed when individuals are exposed to the antigen. The purpose of this study was to develop cellular immunotherapeutics for atopic diseases using IL-10-producing CD4(+) T cells. Spleen cells isolated from ovalbumin (OVA)-sensitized mice were cultured with the antigen, OVA and growth factors, IL-21, IL-27 and TGF-β for 7 days...
June 29, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665747/analysis-of-immunological-mechanisms-exerted-by-hbsag-hbig-therapeutic-vaccine-combined-with-adefovir-in-chronic-hepatitis-b-patients
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Chenliang Zhou, Chaofan Li, Guo-Zhong Gong, Shuang Wang, Ji-Ming Zhang, Dao-Zhen Xu, Li-Min Guo, Hong Ren, Min Xu, Qing Xie, Chen Pan, Jie Xu, Zhongyu Hu, Shuang Geng, Xian Zhou, Xianzheng Wang, Xiaoyu Zhou, Haili Mi, Gan Zhao, Wencong Yu, Yu-Mei Wen, Lihua Huang, Xuan-Yi Wang, Bin Wang
An HBsAg-HBIG therapeutic vaccine (Yeast-derived Immune Complexes, YIC) for chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients has undergone a series of clinical trials. The HBeAg sero-conversion rate of YIC varied from 21.9% to 14% depending on the immunization protocols from 6 to 12 injections. To analyze the immunological mechanisms exerted by 6 injections of YIC, 44 CHB patients were separately immunized with YIC, alum as adjuvant control or normal saline as blank control, with add on of antiviral drug Adefovir in all groups...
June 30, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
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