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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635405/effects-of-microwave-ablation-on-t-cell-subsets-and-cytokines-of-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Haiwen Zhang, Xiaowei Hou, Hongjian Cai, Xingjun Zhuang
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effects of microwave ablation on T-lymphocyte subsets and cytokines in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Peripheral blood was collected from 45 patients with hepatocellular carcinoma treated by microwave ablation before treatment, one week and one month after treatment. T cells (CD3+, CD4+ and CD8+ cells), CD4+ CD25+ Tregs, and CD16+ CD56+ NK cells were analyzed by flow cytometry. Levels of cytokines (IL-2, IFN-γ, TNF-α, IL-12, IL-4, IL-6, IL-8, and IL-10) were determined by a Luminex 200 analyzer...
February 20, 2017: Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies: MITAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630341/pig-model-mimicking-chronic-hepatitis-e-virus-infection-in-immunocompromised-patients-to-assess-immune-correlates-during-chronicity
#2
Dianjun Cao, Qian M Cao, Sakthivel Subramaniam, Danielle M Yugo, C Lynn Heffron, Adam J Rogers, Scott P Kenney, Debin Tian, Shannon R Matzinger, Christopher Overend, Nicholas Catanzaro, Tanya LeRoith, Heng Wang, Pablo Piñeyro, Nicole Lindstrom, Sherrie Clark-Deener, Lijuan Yuan, Xiang-Jin Meng
Chronic hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection is a significant clinical problem in immunocompromised individuals such as organ transplant recipients, although the mechanism remains unknown because of the lack of an animal model. We successfully developed a pig model of chronic HEV infection and examined immune correlates leading to chronicity. The conditions of immunocompromised patients were mimicked by treating pigs with an immunosuppressive regimen including cyclosporine, azathioprine, and prednisolone. Immunocompromised pigs infected with HEV progressed to chronicity, because 8/10 drug-treated HEV-infected pigs continued fecal virus shedding beyond the acute phase of infection, whereas the majority (7/10) of mock-treated HEV-infected pigs cleared fecal viral shedding at 8 wk postinfection...
June 19, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625523/induction-treatment-and-prevention-of-eczema-vaccinatum-in-atopic-dermatitis-mouse-models
#3
Hagit Achdout, Shlomo Lustig, Tomer Israely, Noam Erez, Boaz Politi, Hadas Tamir, Ofir Israeli, Trevor Waner, Sharon Melamed, Nir Paran
Eczema vaccinatum is a severe and occasionally lethal complication of smallpox vaccine, characterized by systemic viral dissemination, distant from the initial inoculation site of the vaccine. A major risk factor for eczema vaccinatum is a background of atopic dermatitis, a chronic, common allergic, relapsing disorder, manifested by dry and inflamed skin, itchy rash, Th2 biased immune response and hypersensitivity to various antigens. Unlike the severe manifestations of eczema vaccinatum in humans, current models present only mild symptoms that limits examination of potential therapeutics for eczema vaccinatum...
June 15, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624782/g-csf-inhibits-lfa-1-mediated-cd4-t-cell-functions-by-inhibiting-lck-and-zap-70
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Shasha Zhao, Zhenyang Gu, Li Wang, Lixun Guan, Feiyan Wang, Nan Yang, Lan Luo, Zhe Gao, Yingwei Song, Lili Wang, Daihong Liu, Chunji Gao
In this study, we showed that G-CSF mobilization increased the frequency of T cells, specifically CD3+CD4+ T cells. G-CSF mobilization decreased the secretion of inflammatory cytokines of CD4+ T cells through the LFA-1/ICAM-1 signaling pathway, whereas it did not alter the TH1/TH2 ratio. We found that G-CSF mobilization inhibited LFA-1-mediated CD4+ T cell polarization and motility. In vitro, G-CSF stimulation also attenuated the polarization and adhesiveness of CD4+ T cells through the LFA-1/ICAM-1 interaction...
May 25, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624706/bilirubin-nanoparticles-ameliorate-allergic-lung-inflammation-in-a-mouse-model-of-asthma
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Dong Eon Kim, Yonghyun Lee, MinGyo Kim, Soyoung Lee, Sangyong Jon, Seung-Hyo Lee
Although asthma, a chronic inflammatory airway disease, is relatively well-managed by inhaled corticosteroids, the side effects associated with the long-term use of these agents precipitate the need for alternative therapeutic options based on differing modes of action. Bilirubin, a potent endogenous antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory molecule have been shown to ameliorate asthmatic symptoms; however, its clinical translation has been limited owing to its water insolubility and associated potential toxicity...
June 12, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619762/impaired-tnf-tnfr2-signaling-enhances-th2-and-th17-polarization-and-aggravates-allergic-airway-inflammation
#6
Xiao-Ming Li, Xi Chen, Wen Gu, Yi-Jia Guo, Yi Cheng, Juan Peng, Xue-Jun Guo
CD4+T cell differentiation plays an important role in allergic airway diseases. Tumor necrosis factor receptor 2 (TNFR2) has been shown to regulate CD4+T lymphocyte differentiation, but its role in allergic airway inflammation is not clear. Here we investigated the role of TNFR2 in allergic airway inflammation. Mouse model was generated by immunization with OVA and intranasal administration of TNFR2 antibody. Airway inflammation and CD4+T cell differentiation were measured in vivo and in vitro. Inhibited TNFR2 signaling aggravated airway inflammation and increased the expression of inflammatory cytokines (IL-4, IL-5, IL-17, and TNF-α) in serum and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF)...
June 15, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617827/nog-hil-4-tg-a-new-humanized-mouse-model-for-producing-tumor-antigen-specific-igg-antibody-by-peptide-vaccination
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Yoshie Kametani, Ikumi Katano, Asuka Miyamoto, Yusuke Kikuchi, Ryoji Ito, Yukari Muguruma, Banri Tsuda, Sonoko Habu, Yutaka Tokuda, Kiyoshi Ando, Mamoru Ito
Immunodeficient mice transplanted with human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) are promising tools to evaluate human immune responses to vaccines. However, these mice usually develop severe graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), which makes estimation of antigen-specific IgG production after antigen immunization difficult. To evaluate antigen-specific IgG responses in PBMC-transplanted immunodeficient mice, we developed a novel NOD/Shi-scid-IL2rγnull (NOG) mouse strain that systemically expresses the human IL-4 gene (NOG-hIL-4-Tg)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615417/t-cell-restricted-notch-signaling-contributes-to-pulmonary-th1-and-th2-immunity-during-cryptococcus-neoformans-infection
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Lori M Neal, Yafeng Qiu, Jooho Chung, Enze Xing, Woosung Cho, Antoni N Malachowski, Ashley R Sandy-Sloat, John J Osterholzer, Ivan Maillard, Michal A Olszewski
Cryptococcus neoformans is a ubiquitous, opportunistic fungal pathogen but the cell signaling pathways that drive T cell responses regulating antifungal immunity are incompletely understood. Notch is a key signaling pathway regulating T cell development, and differentiation and functional responses of mature T cells in the periphery. The targeting of Notch signaling within T cells has been proposed as a potential treatment for alloimmune and autoimmune disorders, but it is unknown whether disturbances to T cell immunity may render these patients vulnerable to fungal infections...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613978/increased-humoral-immunity-by-dna-vaccination-using-an-%C3%AE-tocopherol-based-adjuvant
#9
Ingrid Karlsson, Marie Borggren, Jens Nielsen, Dennis Christensen, Jim Williams, Anders Fomsgaard
DNA vaccines induce broad immunity, which involves both humoral and strong cellular immunity, and can be rapidly designed for novel or evolving pathogens such as influenza. However, the humoral immunogenicity in humans and higher animals has been suboptimal compared with that of traditional vaccine approaches. We tested whether the emulsion-based and α-tocopherol containing adjuvant Diluvac Forte® has the ability to enhance the immunogenicity of a naked DNA vaccine (i.e., plasmid DNA). As a model vaccine, we used plasmids encoding both a surface-exposed viral glycoprotein (hemagglutinin) and an internal non-glycosylated nucleoprotein in the Th1/Th2 balanced CB6F1 mouse model...
June 14, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612255/il-27-regulates-the-adherence-proliferation-and-migration-of-mscs-and-enhances-their-regulatory-effects-on-th1-and-th2-subset-generations
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Fenghuang Xu, Junzhu Yi, Zhuoya Wang, Yejia Hu, Chunlei Han, Qun Xue, Xueguang Zhang, Xiying Luan
Interleukin 27 (IL-27) regulates T cell function and is involved in inflammation. It has been reported that human placenta-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (hPMSCs) can inhibit T cell responses and attenuate inflammation reactions. However, it is unclear whether IL-27 can regulate hPMSC function. Here, we examined the effects of IL-27 upon adherence, migration, and proliferation as well as the immunomodulatory effects of hPMSCs. The results show that IL-27 receptor α chain (IL-27Rα) is expressed in hPMSCs...
June 14, 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608279/the-recombinant-fusion-protein-of-cholera-toxin-b-and-neutrophil-activating-protein-expressed-on-bacillus-subtilis-spore-surface-suppresses-allergic-inflammation-in-mice
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Hui Dong, Yanmei Huang, Shuwen Yao, Bingshao Liang, Yan Long, Yongqiang Xie, Jialiang Mai, Sitang Gong, Zhenwen Zhou
The neutrophil-activating protein of Helicobacter pylori (HP-NAP) has been identified as a modulator with anti-Th2 inflammation activity, and cholera toxin B (CTB) is a mucosal adjuvant that can also induce antigen tolerance. In this study, we constructed a CTB-NAP fusion protein on the surface of Bacillus subtilis spore and evaluate the efficiency of oral administration of the recombinant CTB-NAP spores in preventing asthma in mice. Oral administration of recombinant CTB or CTB-NAP spores significantly decreased serum ovalbumin (OVA)-specific IgE (p < 0...
June 12, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607754/lymphocyte-reconstitution-following-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-for-progressive-ms
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G Cull, D Hall, M J Fabis-Pedrini, W M Carroll, L Forster, F Robins, R Ghassemifar, C Crosbie, S Walters, I James, B Augustson, A K Kermode
BACKGROUND: Autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) for progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) may reset the immune repertoire. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this paper is to analyse lymphocyte recovery in patients with progressive MS treated with ASCT. METHODS: Patients with progressive MS not responding to conventional treatment underwent ASCT following conditioning with high-dose cyclophosphamide and antithymocyte globulin. Lymphocyte subset analysis was performed before ASCT and for two years following ASCT...
January 2017: Multiple Sclerosis Journal—Experimental, Translational and Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607488/stability-and-function-of-regulatory-t-cells-expressing-the-transcription-factor-t-bet
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Andrew G Levine, Alejandra Medoza, Saskia Hemmers, Bruno Moltedo, Rachel E Niec, Michail Schizas, Beatrice E Hoyos, Ekaterina V Putintseva, Ashutosh Chaudhry, Stanislav Dikiy, Sho Fujisawa, Dmitriy M Chudakov, Piper M Treuting, Alexander Y Rudensky
Adaptive immune responses are tailored to different types of pathogens through differentiation of naive CD4 T cells into functionally distinct subsets of effector T cells (T helper 1 (TH1), TH2, and TH17) defined by expression of the key transcription factors T-bet, GATA3, and RORγt, respectively. Regulatory T (Treg) cells comprise a distinct anti-inflammatory lineage specified by the X-linked transcription factor Foxp3 (refs 2, 3). Paradoxically, some activated Treg cells express the aforementioned effector CD4 T cell transcription factors, which have been suggested to provide Treg cells with enhanced suppressive capacity...
June 15, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602842/immune-responses-and-parasitological-observations-induced-during-probiotic-treatment-with-medicinal-trichuris-suis-ova-in-a-healthy-volunteer
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Andrew R Williams, Anders Dige, Tue Kruse Rasmussen, Christian L Hvas, Jens F Dahlerup, Lars Iversen, C Rune Stensvold, Jørgen Agnholt, Peter Nejsum
Ingestion of eggs (ova) of the porcine nematode parasite Trichuris suis (TSO) may reduce the severity of autoimmune disorders, however the development of TSO treatment as a useful therapy for autoimmune diseases is hampered by a lack of knowledge on the development of the parasite and the nature of the local immune responses in humans. Here, we used colonoscopy to investigate the development of T. suis and related mucosal and systemic immune responses during TSO treatment in an intestinally healthy male volunteer...
June 8, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598809/h-pylori-attenuates-tnbs-induced-colitis-via-increasing-mucosal-th2-cells-in-mice
#15
Yi-Zhong Wu, Gao Tan, Fang Wu, Fa-Chao Zhi
There is an epidemiological inverse relationship between Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection and Crohn's disease (CD). However, whether H. pylori plays a protective role against CD remains unclear. Since 2, 4, 6-trinitrobenzene sulfonic acid (TNBS)-induced colitis is thought to resemble CD, we investigated whether H. pylori can attenuate TNBS-induced colitis in mice. Here we show that H. pylori can attenuate the severity of TNBS-induced colitis. In addition, H. pylori not only down-regulates Th17 and Th1 cytokine expression, but can up-regulate Th2 cytokine expression and increase the Th2:Th17 ratio of CD4+ T in the colonic mucosa of TNBS-induced colitis...
May 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598502/balanced-bcl-3-expression-in-murine-cd4-t-cells-is-required-for-generation-of-encephalitogenic-th17-cells
#16
Ilgiz A Mufazalov, Janina Kuschmann, David Andruszewski, Joumana Masri, Laureen A Gabriel, Petra Adams, Sonja Reissig, Nadine Hövelmeyer, Ari Waisman
The function of NF-κB family members is controlled by multiple mechanisms including the transcriptional regulator Bcl-3, an atypical member of the IκB family. By using a murine model of conditional Bcl-3 overexpression specifically in T cells, we observed impairment in the development of Th2, Th1 and Th17 cells. High expression of Bcl-3 promoted CD4(+) T-cell survival, but at the same time suppressed proliferation in response to TCR stimulation, resulting in reduced CD4(+) T-cell expansion. As a consequence, T cell specific overexpression of Bcl-3 led to reduced inflammation in the small intestine of mice applied with anti-CD3 in a model of gut inflammation...
June 9, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592369/preliminary-study-of-histamine-h4-receptor-expressed-on-human-cd4-t-cells-and-its-immunomodulatory-potency-in-the-il-17-pathway-of-psoriasis
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Song Hee Han, Min Seok Hur, Min Jung Kim, Bo Mi Kim, Kyoung Woon Kim, Hae Rim Kim, Yong Beom Choe, Kyu Joong Ahn, Yang Won Lee
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have shown the expression of histamine H4 receptor (H4R) on CD4(+) T cells, especially human CD4(+) Th2-polarized T cells. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the role of H4R on these effector T cells in psoriasis. METHODS: We enrolled three patients each with active psoriasis, inactive psoriasis, scalp seborrheic dermatitis, and three normal controls, and compared the basal expression of H4R mRNA in their peripheral blood CD4(+) T cells...
May 29, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588205/human-uterine-lymphocytes-acquire-a-more-experienced-and-tolerogenic-phenotype-during-pregnancy
#18
Dorien Feyaerts, Marilen Benner, Bram van Cranenbroek, Olivier W H van der Heijden, Irma Joosten, Renate G van der Molen
Pregnancy requires a delicate immune balance that nurtures the allogeneic fetus, while maintaining reactivity against pathogens. Despite increasing knowledge, data is lacking on the transition of pre-pregnancy endometrial lymphocytes to a pregnancy state. Here, we immunophenotyped lymphocytes from endometrium (MMC), term decidua parietalis (DPMC), and PBMC for direct comparison. We found that the immune cell composition of MMC and DPMC clearly differ from each other, with less NK-cells, and more NKT-cells and T-cells in DPMC...
June 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588103/mycobacteriumtuberculosis-rv3615c-is-a-highly-immunodominant-antigen-and-specifically-inducespotent-th1-type-immune-responses-in-tuberculosis-pleurisy
#19
Jiangping Li, Juan Shen, Suihua Lao, Xiaomin Li, Jie Liu, Changyou Wu
T-cell responses have been demonstrated essential for preventing M.tb infection. The Th1-cytokines produced by T cells, such as INF-γ, IL-2 and TNF-α, not only limit the invasion of M.tb but also eliminate the pathogen at site of infection. BCG is known to induce Th1-type responses but the protection is inadequate. Identification of immunogenic components in addition to those expressed in BCG and induction of a broad spectrum of Th1-type responses provide options for generating sufficient adaptive immunity...
June 6, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587339/orf3-as-a-sensitive-and-specific-diagnostic-index-for-hepatitis-e
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Lijuan Li, Min Liu, Chengrui Geng, Yunmei Zou, Tong Jiao
We explored the significance of the expression of hepatitis E virus (HEV) open reading frame 3 (ORF3) in hepatitis E rat models. We also investigated its diagnostic value. Forty Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were infected with HEV and 10 uninfected rats were selected for the control group. Rats were sacrificed at 14, 21, 35 and 70 days after infection. They were divided into 4 groups: Model group 1, model group 2, model group 3 and model group 4. ORF3 protein expression level in liver tissue, level of adipokines [fatty acid synthase (FAS), tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase-2 (TIMP-2) and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor 2 (ACE-2)], Th1/Th2 cells balance [interferon (IFN), interleukin-4 (IL-4) and Th1/Th2] and the level of immune outcome (levels of CD4(+), CD8(+) T lymphocytes and CD4(+)/CD8(+)) were measured and compared among groups...
June 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
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