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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093832/il-15-deficient-mice-develop-enhanced-allergic-responses-to-airway-allergen-exposure
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Clinton B Mathias, Craig M Schramm, Linda A Guernsey, Carol A Wu, Stephanie H Polukort, Jeffrey Rovatti, Jennifer Ser-Dolansky, Eric Secor, Sallie S Schneider, Roger S Thrall, Hector L Aguila
BACKGROUND: Interleukin-15 is a pleiotropic cytokine that is critical for the development and survival of multiple hematopoietic lineages. Mice lacking IL-15 have selective defects in populations of several pro-allergic immune cells including natural killer (NK) cells, NKT cells, and memory CD8(+) T cells. We therefore hypothesized that IL-15(-/-) mice will have reduced inflammatory responses during the development of allergic airway disease (AAD). OBJECTIVE: To determine whether IL-15(-/-) mice have attenuated allergic responses in a mouse model of AAD...
January 17, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087667/prmt5-selective-inhibitors-suppress-inflammatory-t-cell-responses-and-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis
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Lindsay M Webb, Stephanie A Amici, Kyle A Jablonski, Himanshu Savardekar, Amanda R Panfil, Linsen Li, Wei Zhou, Kevin Peine, Vrajesh Karkhanis, Eric M Bachelder, Kristy M Ainslie, Patrick L Green, Chenglong Li, Robert A Baiocchi, Mireia Guerau-de-Arellano
In the autoimmune disease multiple sclerosis and its animal model, experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), expansion of pathogenic, myelin-specific Th1 cell populations drives active disease; selectively targeting this process may be the basis for a new therapeutic approach. Previous studies have hinted at a role for protein arginine methylation in immune responses, including T cell-mediated autoimmunity and EAE. However, a conclusive role for the protein arginine methyltransferase (PRMT) enzymes that catalyze these reactions has been lacking...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087664/human-blood-cd1c-dendritic-cells-encompass-cd5high-and-cd5low-subsets-that-differ-significantly-in-phenotype-gene-expression-and-functions
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Xiangyun Yin, Haisheng Yu, Xiaoyang Jin, Jingyun Li, Hao Guo, Quanxing Shi, Zhao Yin, Yong Xu, Xuefei Wang, Rong Liu, Shouli Wang, Liguo Zhang
There are three major dendritic cell (DC) subsets in both humans and mice, that is, plasmacytoid DCs and two types of conventional DCs (cDCs), cDC1s and cDC2s. cDC2s are important for polarizing CD4(+) naive T cells into different subsets, including Th1, Th2, Th17, Th22, and regulatory T cells. In mice, cDC2s can be further divided into phenotypically and functionally distinct subgroups. However, subsets of human cDC2s have not been reported. In the present study, we showed that human blood CD1c(+) cDCs (cDC2s) can be further separated into two subpopulations according to their CD5 expression status...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081174/definition-of-human-epitopes-recognized-in-tetanus-toxoid-and-development-of-an-assay-strategy-to-detect-ex-vivo-tetanus-cd4-t-cell-responses
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Ricardo da Silva Antunes, Sinu Paul, John Sidney, Daniela Weiskopf, Jennifer M Dan, Elizabeth Phillips, Simon Mallal, Shane Crotty, Alessandro Sette, Cecilia S Lindestam Arlehamn
Despite widespread uses of tetanus toxoid (TT) as a vaccine, model antigen and protein carrier, TT epitopes have been poorly characterized. Herein we defined the human CD4+ T cell epitope repertoire by reevaluation of previously described epitopes and evaluation of those derived from prediction of HLA Class II binding. Forty-seven epitopes were identified following in vitro TT stimulation, with 28 epitopes accounting for 90% of the total response. Despite this diverse range of epitopes, individual responses were associated with only a few immunodominant epitopes, with each donor responding on average to 3 epitopes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078860/effects-of-two-different-anesthetic-methods-on-cellular-immunity-of-patients-after-liver-cancer-resection
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Y Xu, Y Sun, H Chen, Y Wang, G N Wang
This study aims to investigate the effects of epidural block in combination with general anesthesia and general anesthesia alone on the immune function of patients undergoing primary liver cancer resection. Twenty-four patients with liver cancer who received treatment in the Third Hospital of Harbin Medical University, Heilongjiang, China, were enrolled and randomly allocated into group A and group B, with 12 in each group. The data on the T lymphocyte subpopulation, pro-inflammatory cytokines and antiinflammatory cytokines were recorded before, immediately after and 24 h after liver cancer resection to compare differences and changes...
October 2016: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067304/weissella-cibaria-wikim28-ameliorates-atopic-dermatitis-like-skin-lesions-by-inducing-tolerogenic-dendritic-cells-and-regulatory-t-cells-in-balb-c-mice
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Seul Ki Lim, Min-Sung Kwon, Jieun Lee, Young Joon Oh, Ja-Young Jang, Jong-Hee Lee, Hae Woong Park, Young-Do Nam, Myung-Ji Seo, Seong Woon Roh, Hak-Jong Choi
The occurrence of atopic dermatitis (AD), a chronic inflammatory skin disease, has been increasing steadily in children and adults in recent decades. In this study, we evaluated the ability of the lactic acid bacterium Weissella cibaria WIKIM28 isolated from gatkimchi, a Korean fermented vegetable preparation made from mustard leaves, to suppress the development of AD induced by 2,4-dinitrochlorobenzene in a murine model. Oral administration of W. cibaria WIKIM28 reduced AD-like skin lesions, epidermal thickening, and serum immunoglobulin E levels...
January 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065853/sitagliptin-inhibit-human-lymphocytes-proliferation-and-th1-th17-differentiation-in-vitro
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Marcelo Maia Pinheiro, Caroline Lais Stoppa, Claudete Justina Valduga, Cristina Eunice Okuyama, Renata Gorjão, Regina Mara Silva Pereira, Susana Nogueira Diniz
Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors are a new class of anti-diabetic agents that are widely used in clinical practice to improve glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes. DPP-4 is also known as lymphocyte cell surface protein, CD26, and plays an important role in T-cell immunity. Recent studies suggest that DPP-4 inhibitors improve beta-cell function and attenuate autoimmunity in type 1 diabetic mouse models. To investigate the direct effect of DPP4 in immune response, human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) from healthy volunteers were obtained by Ficoll gradient and cultivated in the absence (control) or presence of phytohemagglutinin (PHA), or stimulated with PHA and treated with sitagliptin...
January 5, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063939/superoxide-dismutase-3-attenuates-experimental-th2-driven-allergic-conjunctivitis
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Hyun Jung Lee, Bo-Mi Kim, Soojung Shin, Tae-Yoon Kim, So-Hyang Chung
Allergic conjunctivitis is an inflammatory eye disease mediated by Th2 type immune response. The role of extracellular superoxide dismutase 3 (SOD3) in immune response and allergic conjunctival inflammation was examined in a murine model for experimental allergic conjunctivitis (EAC). Allergic conjunctivitis was induced in mice by allergen challenge with ovalbumin in alum via the conjunctival sac. SOD3 was topically applied and allergy indicators were compared. Clinical signs associated with conjunctivitis, such as OVA-specific IgE production, IgG1/G2a ratio and eosinophil infiltration, were drastically reduced in mice treated with SOD3...
January 4, 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063403/lat-alleviates-th2-treg-imbalance-in-an-ova-induced-allergic-asthma-mouse-model-through-lat-plc-%C3%AE-1-interaction
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Xi Chen, Xiao-Ming Li, Wen Gu, Di Wang, Yi Chen, Xue-Jun Guo
INTRODUCTION: Low expression of linker for activation of T cells (LAT) is observed in asthma. LAT and its downstream regulator, phospholipase C-gamma 1 (PLC-γ1) play important roles in the T cell antigen receptor signaling pathway, and their interaction is associated with CD4(+) cell polarization. Here, we investigated whether LAT can alleviate the imbalance among CD4(+) cell subgroups and the possible mechanism. METHODS: An ovalbumin-induced allergic asthma mouse model was established and LAT plasmid was delivered...
January 4, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061450/th1high-in-tumor-microenvironment-is-an-indicator-of-poor-prognosis-for-patients-with-nsclc
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Huang Jian, Shen Fangrong, Huang Haitao, Ling Chunhua, Zhang Guangbo
CD4+Th subsets play an important role in tumor progression but their expression characteristics and clinical significance in human tumor microenvironment remains unclear. In this study, we aim to analyze the expression and clinical significance of tissue-infiltrating Th1, Th2 and Th17 in lung cancer by flow cytometry. We found that the frequency of CD3+CD4+IFN-γ+Th1 in tumor nest was significantly lower than that in tumor boundary, adjacent normal lung tissue or corresponding lymph node tissue; the frequency of CD3+CD4+IL-4+Th2 in tumor nest was significantly higher than that in tumor boundary, adjacent normal lung tissue or corresponding lymph node tissue; the frequency of CD3+CD4+IL-17+Th17 in tumor nest was significantly lower than that in tumor boundary, but not adjacent normal tissue or corresponding lymph node tissue...
January 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056837/vaccination-with-toxofilin-dna-in-combination-with-an-alum-monophosphoryl-lipid-a-mixed-adjuvant-induces-significant-protective-immunity-against-toxoplasma-gondii
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Pengxia Song, Shenyi He, Aihua Zhou, Gang Lv, Jingjing Guo, Jian Zhou, Yali Han, Huaiyu Zhou, Zhen Hao, Hua Cong
BACKGROUND: A widely prevalent disease, toxoplasmosis poses serious health threats to both humans and animals; therefore, development of an ideal DNA vaccine against Toxoplasma gondii is needed eagerly. The purpose of the present study is to assess the protective efficacy of a DNA vaccine encoding the T. gondii toxofilin gene (pEGFP-toxofilin). In addition, toxofilin DNA vaccine combined with the individual adjuvants, alum or monophosphoryl lipid A (MPLA), or a mixture of alum-MPLA adjuvant were screened for their ability to enhance antibody responses...
January 5, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053515/gender-differences-in-the-t-cell-profiles-of-the-airways-in-copd-patients-associated-with-clinical-phenotypes
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Helena Forsslund, Mingxing Yang, Mikael Mikko, Reza Karimi, Sven Nyrén, Benita Engvall, Johan Grunewald, Heta Merikallio, Riitta Kaarteenaho, Jan Wahlström, Åsa M Wheelock, C Magnus Sköld
T lymphocytes are believed to play an important role in the pathogenesis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). How T cells are recruited to the lungs and contribute to the inflammatory process is largely unknown. COPD is a heterogeneous disease, and discriminating disease phenotypes based on distinct molecular and cellular pathways may provide new approaches for individualized diagnosis and therapies. Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) and blood samples were obtained from 40 never-smokers, 40 smokers with normal lung function, and 38 COPD patients...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042126/b-cell-depletion-therapy-normalizes-circulating-follicular-th-cells-in-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-syndrome
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Gwenny M Verstappen, Frans G M Kroese, Petra M Meiners, Odilia B Corneth, Minke G Huitema, Erlin A Haacke, Bert van der Vegt, Suzanne Arends, Arjan Vissink, Hendrika Bootsma, Wayel H Abdulahad
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of B cell depletion therapy on effector CD4+ T cell homeostasis and its relation to objective measures of disease activity in patients with primary Sjögren syndrome (pSS). METHODS: Twenty-four patients with pSS treated with rituximab (RTX) and 24 healthy controls (HC) were included. Frequencies of circulating effector CD4+ T cell subsets were examined by flow cytometry at baseline and 16, 24, 36, and 48 weeks after the first RTX infusion...
January 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040536/th9-cells-and-il-9-in-autoimmune-disorders-pathogenesis-and-therapeutic-potentials
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Yaxiong Deng, Zijun Wang, Christopher Chang, Liwei Lu, Chak Sing Lau, Qianjin Lu
Naïve CD4(+) T cells are pleiotropically divided into various T helper (Th) cell subsets, according to their pivotal roles in the regulation of immune responses. The differentiation of Th9 cells, an interleukin (IL)-9 producing subset, can be impacted by specific environmental cues, co-stimulation with transforming growth factor β (TGF-β) and IL-4, and other regulatory factors. Although IL-9 has been recognized as a classical Th2-related cytokine, recent studies have indicated that IL-9-producing cells contribute to a group of autoimmune disorders including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), multiple sclerosis (MS), inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and psoriasis...
December 28, 2016: Human Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035398/immunomodulatory-effects-of-pseudostellaria-heterophylla-miquel-pax-on-regulation-of-th1-th2-levels-in-mice-with-atopic-dermatitis
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You Yeon Choi, Mi Hye Kim, Kwang Seok Ahn, Jae-Young Um, Seok-Geun Lee, Woong Mo Yang
Pseudostellaria heterophylla (PH) has various pharmacological effects that include immunologic enhancement and anti‑oxidation. However, it remains unclear whether PH exerts beneficial effects in dermatological diseases. The present study examined the effects of PH on a 2,4-dinitrochlorobenzene (DNCB)‑induced atopic dermatitis (AD) mouse model and elucidated its underlying mechanism of action. PH extract (1 and 100 mg/ml) was applied topically to DNCB-treated dorsal skin of mice every day for 11 days...
February 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025071/th17-cells-correlate-positively-to-the-structural-and-functional-integrity-of-the-brain-in-bipolar-depression-and-healthy-controls
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Sara Poletti, Harm de Wit, Elena Mazza, Annemarie J M Wijkhuijs, Clara Locatelli, Veronica Aggio, Cristina Colombo, Francesco Benedetti, Hemmo A Drexhage
: Abnormalities of T cell-mediated immune activation, in the absence of active somatic immune diseases, have consistently been reported in mood disorders. Apart from being important players in the regulation of cells of the immune system, T cells are essential for normal brain development. We here report studies on the relationship between circulating levels of T helper cells and structural and functional brain imaging in depressed bipolar patients. Since the CCL20-CCR6 axis is an important entry to the brain we differentiated the various T helper cell subpopulations on the basis of their chemokine receptor expression...
December 23, 2016: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006781/allogeneic-compact-bone-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cell-transplantation-attenuates-the-severity-of-idiopathic-pneumonia-syndrome-in-a-murine-bone-marrow-transplantation-model
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Shu-Kai Qiao, Han-Yun Ren, Yong-Jin Shi, Wei Liu
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Idiopathic pneumonia syndrome (IPS) is a serious and life-threatening lung complication following allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) and currently no effective therapies exist. This study was designed to determine whether transplantation of allogeneic murine compact bone derived- mesenchymal stem cells (CB-MSCs) could prevent the development of IPS. METHODS: We tested the effects of CB-MSCs transplantation on IPS using an established murine model of C57BL/6 (H-2b)→BALB/c (H-2d)...
2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005163/intratumoral-th2-predisposition-combines-with-an-increased-th1-functional-phenotype-in-clinical-response-to-intravesical-bcg-in-bladder-cancer
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Renate Pichler, Georg Gruenbacher, Zoran Culig, Andrea Brunner, Dietmar Fuchs, Josef Fritz, Hubert Gander, Andrea Rahm, Martin Thurnher
Th1-type immunity is considered to be required for efficient response to BCG in bladder cancer, although Th2 predisposition of BCG responders has recently been reported. The aim was to evaluate the relationship of Th1 and Th2 components in 23 patients undergoing BCG treatment. Peripheral blood, serum and urine samples were prospectively collected at baseline, during and after BCG. Th1 (neopterin, tryptophan, kynurenine, kynurenine-to-tryptophan ratio (KTR), IL-12, IFN-γ, soluble TNF-R75 and IL-2Rα) and Th2 (IL-4, IL-10) biomarkers as well as CD4 expression in T helper (Th), effector and regulatory T cells were determined...
December 22, 2016: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004418/sublingual-immunization-with-japanese-encephalitis-virus-vaccines-induces-effective-immunity-through-both-cellular-and-humoral-immune-responses-in-mice
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Eun-Young Lee, Joo-Young Kim, Deuk-Ki Lee, Il-Sub Yoon, Hae Li Ko, Ji-Woo Chung, Jun Chang, Jae-Hwan Nam
The Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) is the leading cause of viral encephalitis. Although there are four classes of vaccines against JEV, the immunization routes for all vaccines are subcutaneous or intramuscular injection. In here, we investigated the effectiveness of sublingual administration of the JEV live-attenuated vaccine or the recombinant modified vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA) vaccine including JEV prM/E. The mice were immunized three times intramuscularly (i.m.) or sublingually (s.l.). One week after the final immunization by both s...
December 22, 2016: Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994210/mycobacterium-vaccae-induces-a-strong-th1-response-that-subsequently-declines-in-c57bl-6-mice
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Lijiao Zhang, Yanlong Jiang, Ziyin Cui, Wentao Yang, Limin Yue, Yingcong Ma, Shaohua Shi, Chunfang Wang, Chunfeng Wang, Aidong Qian
Mycobacterium (M.) vaccae is a fast-growing species of saprophytic bacteria that is widely distributed. To understand the host immune responses induced by M. vaccae isolated from bovine submaxillary lymph nodes, C57BL/6 mice were infected with reference strain M. bovis Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) and isolated M. vaccae using intraperitoneal injections. Comparison of the bacterial replication and organ pathology between M. vaccae and M. bovis BCG revealed that M. vaccae was more malignant than M. bovis in mice...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Veterinary Science
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