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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938189/the-potent-suppressive-effect-of-%C3%AE-d-mannuronic-acid-m2000-on-molecular-expression-of-the-tlr-nf-kb-signaling-pathway-in-ankylosing-spondylitis-patients
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Maryam Roozbehkia, Mahdi Mahmoudi, Somaye Aletaha, Nima Rezaei, Mohammad Javad Fattahi, Fahimeh Jafarnezhad-Ansariha, Anis Barati, Abbas Mirshafiey
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic inflammatory rheumatic disease characterized by the inflammation of sacroiliac joints and axial skeleton. A combination of genetic, environmental and immunological factors are involved in AS's pathogenesis. TLRs are type I transmembrane glycoproteins that play a crucial role in the innate immune responses against invading pathogens. Observational studies have demonstrated a possible association between TLR dysregulation and AS. The β-d-mannuronic acid (M2000), as a novel NSAID with immunosuppressive property, has shown an inhibitory effect on Toll-like receptor (TLR) 2, 4 signaling in HEK293 cells...
September 19, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936212/how-viruses-contribute-to-the-pathogenesis-of-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis
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Ellen Brisse, Carine H Wouters, Graciela Andrei, Patrick Matthys
Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a life-threatening, hyperinflammatory syndrome, characterized by the uncontrolled activation of macrophages and T cells, eliciting key symptoms such as persistent fever, hepatosplenomegaly, pancytopenia, hemophagocytosis, hyperferritinemia, and coagulopathy. Viral infections are frequently implicated in the onset of active HLH episodes, both in primary, genetic HLH as in the secondary, acquired form. Infections with herpesviruses such as Epstein-Barr virus and cytomegalovirus are the most common...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932959/the-role-and-regulation-of-the-11-beta-hydroxysteroid-dehydrogenase-enzyme-system-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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M Hussey, G Holleran, S Smith, Mark Sherlock, D McNamara
INTRODUCTION: Glucocorticoids are known to modulate a number of immunological responses including counteracting inflammation. Within tissues expressing the glucocorticoid and mineralocorticoid receptors including the colon, glucocorticoid metabolism is regulated by the isoenzymes of 11ß-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (11β-HSD). 11β-HSD1 acts as an oxidoreductase converting inactive cortisone into active cortisol, while 11β-HSD2 acts as a dehydrogenase converting active cortisol to inactive cortisone...
September 20, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930796/navigating-t-cell-immunometabolism-in-transplantation
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Naoki Tanimine, Laurence A Turka, Bhavana Priyadharshini
Recently, a new discipline termed "immunometabolism" has transformed the field of immunology. It encompasses the study of the intrinsic metabolic pathways of different immune subsets and their impact on cellular fate and function. For instance, broadly speaking, pro-inflammatory cells depend upon glycolysis and glutamine oxidation while cells involved in anti-inflammatory response such as Foxp3+ regulatory T cells (Tregs) utilize predominantly fatty acid oxidation. However, while a useful paradigm, this actually is a reductionist view and the engagement of these metabolic pathways is not mutually exclusive between these subsets...
September 19, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930139/critical-analysis-on-characterization-systemic-effect-and-therapeutic-potential-of-beta-sitosterol-a-plant-derived-orphan-phytosterol
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Muhammad Shahdaat Bin Sayeed, Selim Muhammad Rezaul Karim, Tasnuva Sharmin, Mohammed Monzur Morshed
Beta-sitosterol (BS) is a phytosterol, widely distributed throughout the plant kingdom and known to be involved in the stabilization of cell membranes. To compile the sources, physical and chemical properties, spectral and chromatographic analytical methods, synthesis, systemic effects, pharmacokinetics, therapeutic potentials, toxicity, drug delivery and finally, to suggest future research with BS, classical as well as on-line literature were studied. Classical literature includes classical books on ethnomedicine and phytochemistry, and the electronic search included Pubmed, SciFinder, Scopus, the Web of Science, Google Scholar, and others...
November 15, 2016: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926539/the-immunology-of-the-allergy-epidemic-and-the-hygiene-hypothesis
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Bart N Lambrecht, Hamida Hammad
The immunology of the hygiene hypothesis of allergy is complex and involves the loss of cellular and humoral immunoregulatory pathways as a result of the adoption of a Western lifestyle and the disappearance of chronic infectious diseases. The influence of diet and reduced microbiome diversity now forms the foundation of scientific thinking on how the allergy epidemic occurred, although clear mechanistic insights into the process in humans are still lacking. Here we propose that barrier epithelial cells are heavily influenced by environmental factors and by microbiome-derived danger signals and metabolites, and thus act as important rheostats for immunoregulation, particularly during early postnatal development...
September 19, 2017: Nature Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925886/the-microbiota-gut-brain-axis-in-neuropsychiatric-disorders-pathophysiological-mechanisms-and-novel-treatments
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Yong-Ku Kim, Cheolmin Shin
BACKGROUND: The human gut microbiome comprise a huge number of microorganisms with co-evolutionary associations with humans. It has been repeatedly revealed that bidirectional communication exists between the brain and the gut and involves neural, hormonal, and immunological pathways. Evidences from neuroscience researches over the past few years suggest that microbiota is essential for the development and maturation of brain systems that are associated to stress responses. METHOD: This review provides that the summarization of the communication among microbiota, gut and brain and the results of preclinical and clinical studies on gut microbiota used in treatments for neuropsychiatric disorders...
September 15, 2017: Current Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923982/emerging-concepts-in-tcr-specificity-rationalizing-and-maybe-predicting-outcomes
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Nishant K Singh, Timothy P Riley, Sarah Catherine B Baker, Tyler Borrman, Zhiping Weng, Brian M Baker
T cell specificity emerges from a myriad of processes, ranging from the biological pathways that control T cell signaling to the structural and physical mechanisms that influence how TCRs bind peptides and MHC proteins. Of these processes, the binding specificity of the TCR is a key component. However, TCR specificity is enigmatic: TCRs are at once specific but also cross-reactive. Although long appreciated, this duality continues to puzzle immunologists and has implications for the development of TCR-based therapeutics...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923762/translating-basic-research-into-clinical-practice-vitamin-d-in-asthma-mechanisms-of-action-and-considerations-for-clinical-trials
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Paul E Pfeffer, Catherine M Hawrylowicz
There is increasing interest in the therapeutic utility of vitamin D in asthma, supported by a significant body of evidence on epidemiological associations between vitamin D insufficiency and worse asthma control. In support of a causal relationship, vitamin D beneficially modulates diverse immunological pathways in heterogeneous asthma endotypes, regulating the actions of lymphocytes, mast cells, antigen-presenting cells and structural cells to dampen excessive inflammatory responses. Allergic asthma is characterised by a failure of immune tolerance, and development of pathological responses to inhaled aeroallergens, and vitamin D has been extensively shown to support immune regulation...
September 15, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922415/rewiring-monocyte-glucose-metabolism-via-c-type-lectin-signaling-protects-against-disseminated-candidiasis
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Jorge Domínguez-Andrés, Rob J W Arts, Rob Ter Horst, Mark S Gresnigt, Sanne P Smeekens, Jacqueline M Ratter, Ekta Lachmandas, Lily Boutens, Frank L van de Veerdonk, Leo A B Joosten, Richard A Notebaart, Carlos Ardavín, Mihai G Netea
Monocytes are innate immune cells that play a pivotal role in antifungal immunity, but little is known regarding the cellular metabolic events that regulate their function during infection. Using complementary transcriptomic and immunological studies in human primary monocytes, we show that activation of monocytes by Candida albicans yeast and hyphae was accompanied by metabolic rewiring induced through C-type lectin-signaling pathways. We describe that the innate immune responses against Candida yeast are energy-demanding processes that lead to the mobilization of intracellular metabolite pools and require induction of glucose metabolism, oxidative phosphorylation and glutaminolysis, while responses to hyphae primarily rely on glycolysis...
September 18, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920955/mir-25-93-mediates-hypoxia-induced-immunosuppression-by-repressing-cgas
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Min-Zu Wu, Wei-Chung Cheng, Su-Feng Chen, Shin Nieh, Carolyn O'Connor, Chia-Lin Liu, Wen-Wei Tsai, Cheng-Jang Wu, Lorena Martin, Yaoh-Shiang Lin, Kou-Juey Wu, Li-Fan Lu, Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte
The mechanisms by which hypoxic tumours evade immunological pressure and anti-tumour immunity remain elusive. Here, we report that two hypoxia-responsive microRNAs, miR-25 and miR-93, are important for establishing an immunosuppressive tumour microenvironment by downregulating expression of the DNA sensor cGAS. Mechanistically, miR-25/93 targets NCOA3, an epigenetic factor that maintains basal levels of cGAS expression, leading to repression of cGAS during hypoxia. This allows hypoxic tumour cells to escape immunological responses induced by damage-associated molecular pattern molecules, specifically the release of mitochondrial DNA...
September 18, 2017: Nature Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918995/cutaneous-adverse-events-of-targeted-therapies-for-hematolymphoid-malignancies
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REVIEW
Julia D Ransohoff, Bernice Y Kwong
The identification of oncogenic drivers of liquid tumors has led to the rapid development of targeted agents with distinct cutaneous adverse event (AE) profiles. The diagnosis and management of these skin toxicities has motivated a novel partnership between dermatologists and oncologists in developing supportive oncodermatology clinics. In this article we review the current state of knowledge of clinical presentation, mechanisms, and management of the most common and significant cutaneous AEs observed during treatment with targeted therapies for hematologic and lymphoid malignancies...
July 14, 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917925/synthesis-of-synthetic-mannan-backbone-polysaccharides-found-on-the-surface-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-as-a-vaccine-adjuvant-and-their-immunological-properties
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Chakree Wattanasiri, Jiraporn Paha, Marisa Ponpuak, Somsak Ruchirawat, Siwarutt Boonyarattanakalin
Surface components of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) play crucial roles in modulating host immune responses. Thorough understandings of immunological properties of the Mtb's surface components are essential for the development of tuberculosis treatment and prevention. Unfortunately, the accessibility to the molecules on the surface of Mtb is limited by the structural complexity due to their various macromolecular nature and the hazard of culturing Mtb. In this study, we reveal a practical synthesis of lipomannan (LM) backbone polysaccharides - the core glycans found on Mtb's surface...
November 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917486/effects-of-the-potential-probiotics-bacillus-aerophilus-kadr3-in-inducing-immunity-and-disease-resistance-in-labeo-rohita
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Dharmaraj Ramesh, Sami Souissi, Tharifkhan Shan Ahamed
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the dietary administration of Bacillus aerophilus KADR3 on enhancing the immunity and disease resistance against Aeromonas hydrophila infection in Labeo rohita. B. aerophilus culture supernatant exhibited antagonistic activity against fish pathogenic bacteria in an agar well diffusion assay. Four fish groups were fed with either of following diets containing different concentrations of B. aerophilus KADR3 (cfu g(-1)): 0 (control), 1 × 10(7) (DI), 1 × 10(8) (DII), and 1 × 10(9) (DIII) -cfu g(-1)...
September 14, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916266/grass-carp-ctenopharyngodon-idella-stat3-regulates-the-eif2%C3%AE-phosphorylation-through-interaction-with-pkr
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Liqiang Wang, Zhen Wu, Qingli Huang, Keyi Huang, Guoqin Qi, Chuxin Wu, Huiling Mao, Xiaowen Xu, Haizhou Wang, Chengyu Hu
In mammals, STAT3 (Signal transducer and activator of transcription 3) plays an important role in growth, multiplication, differentiation and participates in inflammation, tumorigenesis, metabolic disorders and immune response. STAT3 is a protein that shuttles between the nucleus and cytoplasm. Compared to the STAT3 in cell nucleus, we did not know the function of STAT3 in cytoplasm for a long time. Some recent studies have shown that cytoplasmic STAT3 regulates autophagy through the interaction with the double-stranded RNA-activated protein kinase (PKR), which plays an important role in cellular antiviral response...
September 12, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904861/a-modified-graft-versus-host-induced-model-for-systemic-sclerosis-with-pulmonary-fibrosis-in-rag2-deficient-mice
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Xue Yang, Chi Liu, Masayuki Fujino, Ji Yang, Xiao-Kang Li, Hejian Zou
Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a connective tissue disease that results in fibrosis in multiple organs. Various animal models for this disease have been developed, both genetic and induced. One of the induced models, sclerodermatous graft-versus-host disease (scl-GvHD), exhibits the main characteristics of SSc, but involves lethal γ-irradiation of recipients. We sought to develop a modified scl-GvHD model. Spleen cells from B10.D2 donor mice were transplanted into immunodeficient Rag-2 recipients on the BALB/c genetic background...
September 2017: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904110/the-chromatin-accessibility-signature-of-human-immune-aging-stems-from-cd8-t-cells
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Duygu Ucar, Eladio J Márquez, Cheng-Han Chung, Radu Marches, Robert J Rossi, Asli Uyar, Te-Chia Wu, Joshy George, Michael L Stitzel, A Karolina Palucka, George A Kuchel, Jacques Banchereau
Aging is linked to deficiencies in immune responses and increased systemic inflammation. To unravel the regulatory programs behind these changes, we applied systems immunology approaches and profiled chromatin accessibility and the transcriptome in PBMCs and purified monocytes, B cells, and T cells. Analysis of samples from 77 young and elderly donors revealed a novel and robust aging signature in PBMCs, with simultaneous systematic chromatin closing at promoters and enhancers associated with T cell signaling and a potentially stochastic chromatin opening mostly found at quiescent and repressed sites...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900926/immunological-disorders-regulation-of-ca-2-signaling-in-t-lymphocytes
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Sonal Srikanth, Jin Seok Woo, Zuoming Sun, Yousang Gwack
Engagement of T cell receptors (TCRs) with cognate antigens triggers cascades of signaling pathways in helper T cells. TCR signaling is essential for the effector function of helper T cells including proliferation, differentiation, and cytokine production. It also modulates effector T cell fate by inducing cell death, anergy (nonresponsiveness), exhaustion, and generation of regulatory T cells. One of the main axes of TCR signaling is the Ca(2+)-calcineurin-nuclear factor of activated T cells (NFAT) signaling pathway...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900678/socs1-regulator-of-t-cells-in-autoimmunity-and-cancer
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Subburaj Ilangumaran, Diwakar Bobbala, Sheela Ramanathan
SOCS1 is a negative feedback regulator of cytokine and growth factor receptor signaling, and plays an indispensable role in attenuating interferon gamma signaling. Studies on SOCS1-deficient mice have established a crucial role for SOCS1 in regulating CD8(+) T cell homeostasis. In the thymus, SOCS1 prevents thymocytes that had failed positive selection from surviving and expanding, ensures negative selection and prevents inappropriate developmental skewing toward the CD8 lineage. In the periphery, SOCS1 not only controls production of T cell stimulatory cytokines but also attenuates the sensitivity of CD8(+) T cells to synergistic cytokine stimulation and antigen non-specific activation...
September 13, 2017: Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899983/regulatory-nk-cells-mediated-between-immunosuppressive-monocytes-and-dysfunctional-t-cells-in-chronic-hbv-infection
#20
Haijun Li, Naicui Zhai, Zhongfeng Wang, Hongxiao Song, Yang Yang, An Cui, Tianyang Li, Guangyi Wang, Junqi Niu, Ian Nicholas Crispe, Lishan Su, Zhengkun Tu
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: HBV infection represents a major health problem worldwide, but the immunological mechanisms by which HBV causes chronic persistent infection remain only partly understood. Recently, cell subsets with suppressive features have been recognised among monocytes and natural killer (NK) cells. Here we examine the effects of HBV on monocytes and NK cells. METHODS: Monocytes and NK cells derived from chronic HBV-infected patients and healthy controls were purified and characterised for phenotype, gene expression and cytokines secretion by flow cytometry, quantitative real-time (qRT)-PCR, ELISA and western blotting...
September 12, 2017: Gut
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