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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726085/micrornas-in-mucosal-inflammation
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REVIEW
Viola Neudecker, Xiaoyi Yuan, Jessica L Bowser, Holger K Eltzschig
Of the total human body's surface, the majority is internal surface, belonging to the lungs (100 m(2)) and intestinal tract (400 m(2)). In comparison, the external surface area, belonging to the skin, comprises less than 1% (2 m(2)). Continuous exposure of the mucosal surface to external factors (e.g., pathogens, food particles) requires tight regulation to maintain homeostasis. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have gained noticeable attention as playing important roles in maintaining the steady-state of tissues by modulating immune functions and inflammatory responses...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Molecular Medicine: Official Organ of the "Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte"
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719147/human-immunology-studies-using-organ-donors-impact-of-clinical-variations-on-immune-parameters-in-tissues-and-circulation
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D J Carpenter, T Granot, N Matsuoka, T Senda, B V Kumar, J J C Thome, C L Gordon, M Miron, J Weiner, T Connors, H Lerner, A Friedman, T Kato, A D Griesemer, D L Farber
Organ donors are sources of physiologically healthy organs and tissues for life-saving transplantation, and have been recently used for human immunology studies which are typically confined to the sampling of peripheral blood. Donors comprise a diverse population with different causes of death and clinical outcomes during hospitalization, and the effects of such variations on immune parameters in blood and tissues are not known. We present here coordinate analyses of innate and adaptive immune components in blood, lymphoid (bone marrow, spleen, lymph nodes), and mucosal (lungs, intestines) sites from a population of brain-dead organ donors (3-months-93-years; n=291) across eight clinical parameters...
July 18, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709803/an-ocular-commensal-protects-against-corneal-infection-by-driving-an-interleukin-17-response-from-mucosal-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cells
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Anthony J St Leger, Jigar V Desai, Rebecca A Drummond, Abirami Kugadas, Fatimah Almaghrabi, Phyllis Silver, Kumarkrishna Raychaudhuri, Mihaela Gadjeva, Yoichiro Iwakura, Michail S Lionakis, Rachel R Caspi
Mucosal sites such as the intestine, oral cavity, nasopharynx, and vagina all have associated commensal flora. The surface of the eye is also a mucosal site, but proof of a living, resident ocular microbiome remains elusive. Here, we used a mouse model of ocular surface disease to reveal that commensals were present in the ocular mucosa and had functional immunological consequences. We isolated one such candidate commensal, Corynebacterium mastitidis, and showed that this organism elicited a commensal-specific interleukin-17 response from γδ T cells in the ocular mucosa that was central to local immunity...
July 18, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700735/molecular-mechanisms-by-which-casein-glycomacropeptide-maintains-internal-homeostasis-in-mice-with-experimental-ulcerative-colitis
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Yongbo Cui, Chenchen Zhu, Zhu Ming, Jiangming Cao, Yali Yan, Pei Zhao, Guangchang Pang, Zixin Deng, Yi Yao, Qingsen Chen
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to elucidate the molecular mechanisms by which food-derived casein glycomacropeptide (CGMP) maintains internal homeostasis in the intestinal mucosa and to investigate the effects of CGMP on the intestinal mucosal immunological barrier and related signal transduction pathways. METHODS: In this study, a famoxadone (OXZ)-induced mouse experimental ulcerative colitis (UC) model was built. The experimental UC mice were intragastrically administered milk-derived CGMP for four consecutive days...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699600/extracellular-matrix-protein-1-gene-rs3737240-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-is-associated-with-ulcerative-colitis-in-turkish-patients
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Gupse Adalı, Nagehan Ersoy Tunalı, Elif Yorulmaz, Necip Ozan Tiryakioğlu, Sibel Güray Mungan, Celal Ulaşoğlu, Feruze Yılmaz Enç, İlyas Tuncer
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease are chronic inflammatory diseases. Genetic, immunologic, and microbial factors play an important role in their pathogenesis. Extracellular matrix protein 1 (ECM1), a gene related to mucosal barrier function, has been shown to be associated with UC. This study aims to determine the relationship between ECM1 gene rs3737240 single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) and UC in a group of Turkish patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ninety-four UC patients and 120 healthy controls were enrolled in the study...
July 2017: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698066/nasal-nanovaccines
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REVIEW
B Bernocchi, R Carpentier, D Betbeder
Nasal administration of vaccines is convenient for the potential stimulation of mucosal and systemic immune protection. Moreover the easy accessibility of the intranasal route renders it optimal for pandemic vaccination. Nanoparticles have been identified as ideal delivery systems and adjuvants for vaccine application. Heterogeneous protocols have been used for animal studies. This complicates the understanding of the formulation influence on the immune response and the comparison of the different nanoparticles approaches developed...
July 8, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690543/frontiers-in-drug-research-and-development-for-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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REVIEW
Diego Currò, Daniela Pugliese, Alessandro Armuzzi
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is idiopathic, lifelong, immune-mediated diseases, for which curative therapies are not yet available. In the last 15 years, the introduction of monoclonal antibodies targeting tumor necrosis factor-α, a cytokine playing a key role in bowel inflammation, has revolutionized treatment paradigms for IBD. Despite their proven long-term efficacy, however, many patients do not respond or progressively lose response to these drugs. Major advances of knowledge in immunology and pathophysiology of intestinal inflammatory processes have made possible the identification of new molecular targets for drugs, thus opening several new potential therapeutic opportunities for IBD...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688093/influence-of-bisphosphonates-on-the-adherence-and-metabolism-of-epithelial-cells-and-gingival-fibroblasts-to-titanium-surfaces
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Fernanda Gonçalves Basso, Taisa N Pansani, Diana G Soares, Lais M Cardoso, Josimeri Hebling, Carlos Alberto de Souza Costa
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effects of sodium alendronate (SA) and zoledronic acid (ZA), on the adhesion and metabolism of epithelial cells and gingival fibroblasts to titanium surfaces considering cell functions related to an effective mucosal barrier around the implant. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cells were seeded onto titanium discs and incubated for 24 h. Then, serum-free DMEM containing selected bisphosphonates (0, 0.5, 1, or 5 μM) was added for 24 and 48 h...
July 8, 2017: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679643/endogenous-heat-shock-protein-induction-with-or-without-radiofrequency-ablation-or-cryoablation-in-patients-with-stage-iv-melanoma
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Evidio Domingo-Musibay, James M Heun, Wendy K Nevala, Matthew Callstrom, Thomas Atwell, Evanthia Galanis, Lori A Erickson, Svetomir N Markovic
LESSONS LEARNED: Percutaneous thermal ablation combined with in situ granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor cytokine therapy was technically feasible and well tolerated.No significant clinical or immunologic responses were seen. BACKGROUND: Melanoma tumor-derived heat-shock proteins (HSPs) and HSP-peptide complexes can elicit protective antitumor responses. The granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) chemokine can also promote uptake and processing by professional antigen presenting cells (APCs)...
July 5, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677664/allergenic-proteases-cleave-the-chemokine-cx3cl1-directly-from-the-surface-of-airway-epithelium-and-augment-the-effect-of-rhinovirus
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M Loxham, D E Smart, N J Bedke, N P Smithers, I Filippi, C Blume, E J Swindle, K Tariq, P H Howarth, S T Holgate, D E Davies
CX3CL1 has been implicated in allergen-induced airway CD4(+) T-lymphocyte recruitment in asthma. As epidemiological evidence supports a viral infection-allergen synergy in asthma exacerbations, we postulated that rhinovirus (RV) infection in the presence of allergen augments epithelial CX3CL1 release. Fully differentiated primary bronchial epithelial cultures were pretreated apically with house dust mite (HDM) extract and infected with rhinovirus-16 (RV16). CX3CL1 was measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and western blotting, and shedding mechanisms assessed using inhibitors, protease-activated receptor-2 (PAR-2) agonist, and recombinant CX3CL1-expressing HEK293T cells...
July 5, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676329/multiple-and-repeated-sampling-increases-the-sensitivity-of-direct-immunofluorescence-testing-for-the-diagnosis-of-mucous-membrane-pemphigoid
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Iakov Shimanovich, Julia Marie Nitz, Detlef Zillikens
BACKGROUND: Mucous membrane pemphigoid (MMP) is an autoimmune disease characterized by the predominant blistering of mucosal surfaces and the linear deposition of complement, IgG, or IgA along the basement membrane detected by direct immunofluorescence (DIF) test. OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of multiple and repeated DIF sampling on establishing the diagnosis of MMP. METHODS: We reviewed the results of DIF studies in 136 nonlesional biopsies from 78 patients who were immunologically confirmed to have MMP...
July 1, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668353/salsa-a-dance-on-a-slippery-floor-with-changing-partners
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M P Reichhardt, U Holmskov, S Meri
It is becoming increasingly clear that the connections between our immune system and the microbiota colonizing us have a tremendous impact on human health. A number of innate molecular defence mechanisms cooperate to selectively target unwanted microorganisms at the mucosal surfaces. Amongst others these include the complement system, IgA and the SALSA molecule. The salivary scavenger and agglutinin (SALSA), also known as deleted in malignant brain tumors 1 (DMBT1), salivary agglutinin (SAG) or gp340 is a multifunctional molecule with important functions in innate immunity, inflammation and epithelial homeostasis...
June 28, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658553/type-two-innate-lymphoid-cells-the-janus-cells-in-health-and-disease
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REVIEW
Hadi Maazi, Omid Akbari
Innate lymphoid cells are functionally diverse subsets of immune cells including the conventional natural killer cells, lymphoid tissue inducers, type 1, 2, and 3 with significant roles in immunity and pathogenesis of inflammatory diseases. Type 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2s) resemble type 2 helper (Th2) cells in cytokine production and contribute to anti-helminth immunity, maintaining mucosal tissue integrity, and adipose tissue browning. ILC2s play important roles in the pathogenesis of allergic diseases and asthma...
July 2017: Immunological Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656964/il-33-promotes-gastrointestianl-allergy-in-a-tslp-independent-manner
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H Han, F Roan, L K Johnston, D E Smith, P J Bryce, S F Ziegler
Atopic dermatitis (AD) often precedes asthma and food allergy, indicating that epicutaneous sensitization to allergens may be important in the induction of allergic responses at other barrier surfaces. Thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) and interleukin (IL)-33 are two cytokines that may drive type 2 responses in the skin; both are potential targets in the treatment of allergic diseases. We tested the functional role of IL-33 and the interplay between IL-33 and TSLP in mouse models of atopic march and gastrointestinal (GI) allergy...
June 28, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652580/immunological-phenotype-of-the-murine-lrba-knockout
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Laura Gámez-Díaz, Julika Neumann, Fiona Jäger, Michele Proietti, Felicitas Felber, Pauline Soulas-Sprauel, Lisa Perruzza, Fabio Grassi, Tamara Kögl, Peter Aichele, Manfred Kilimann, Bodo Grimbacher, Sophie Jung
Biallelic mutations in the human Lipopolysaccharide Responsive Beige-like Anchor (LRBA) gene lead to a primary immunodeficiency known as LRBA deficiency, characterized by a broad range of clinical manifestations including autoimmunity, organomegaly, hypogammaglobulinemia and recurrent infections. Considering the phenotypic heterogeneity in patients and the severity of the disease, our aim was to assess the role of LRBA in immune cells and to understand the underlying pathomechanisms through the study of a Lrba knockout (Lrba(-/-)) mouse model...
June 27, 2017: Immunology and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650341/two-rheumatoid-arthritis-specific-autoantigens-correlate-microbial-immunity-with-autoimmune-responses-in-joints
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Annalisa Pianta, Sheila L Arvikar, Klemen Strle, Elise E Drouin, Qi Wang, Catherine E Costello, Allen C Steere
In rheumatoid arthritis (RA), immunological triggers at mucosal sites, such as the gut microbiota, may promote autoimmunity that affects joints. Here, we used discovery-based proteomics to detect HLA-DR-presented peptides in synovia or peripheral blood mononuclear cells and identified 2 autoantigens, N-acetylglucosamine-6-sulfatase (GNS) and filamin A (FLNA), as targets of T and B cell responses in 52% and 56% of RA patients, respectively. Both GNS and FLNA were highly expressed in synovia. GNS appeared to be citrullinated, and GNS antibody values correlated with anti-citrullinated protein antibody (ACPA) levels...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650274/intranasal-administration-of-whole-inactivated-influenza-virus-vaccine-as-a-promising-influenza-vaccine-candidate
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Akira Ainai, Tadaki Suzuki, Shin-Ichi Tamura, Hideki Hasegawa
The effect of the current influenza vaccine, an inactivated virus vaccine administered by subcutaneous/intramuscular injection, is limited to reducing the morbidity and mortality associated with seasonal influenza outbreaks. Intranasal vaccination, by contrast, mimics natural infection and induces not only systemic IgG antibodies but also local secretory IgA (S-IgA) antibodies found on the surface of the mucosal epithelium in the upper respiratory tract. S-IgA antibodies are highly effective at preventing virus infection...
July 2017: Viral Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643622/lung-microbiota-and-its-impact-on-the-mucosal-immune-phenotype
#18
Benjamin G Wu, Leopoldo N Segal
The use of culture-independent techniques has allowed us to appreciate that the upper and lower respiratory tract contain a diverse community of microbes in health and disease. Research has only recently explored the effects of the microbiome on the host immune response. The exposure of the human body to the bacterial environment is an important factor for immunological development; thus, the interaction between the microbiome and its host is critical to understanding the pathogenesis of disease. In this article, we discuss the mechanisms that determine the composition of the airway microbiome and its effects on the host immune response...
June 2017: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642743/hiv-1-nef-signaling-in-intestinal-mucosa-epithelium-suggests-the-existence-of-an-active-inter-kingdom-crosstalk-mediated-by-exosomes
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REVIEW
Cristina Felli, Olimpia Vincentini, Marco Silano, Andrea Masotti
The human intestinal mucosal surface represents the first defense against pathogens and regulates the immune response through the combination of epithelial cell (EC) functions and immunological factors. ECs act as sensors of luminal stimuli and interact with the immune cells through signal-transduction pathways, thus representing the first barrier that HIV-1 virus encounters during infection. In particular, the HIV-1 Nef protein plays a crucial role in viral invasion and replication. Nef is expressed early during viral infection and interacts with numerous cellular proteins as a scaffold/adaptor...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638851/mucosal-biopsy-shows-immunologic-changes-of-the-colon-in-patients-with-early-ms
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Adrian Mathias Moser, Walter Spindelboeck, Heimo Strohmaier, Christian Enzinger, Thomas Gattringer, Siegrid Fuchs, Franz Fazekas, Gregor Gorkiewicz, Philipp Wurm, Christoph Högenauer, Michael Khalil
OBJECTIVE: To investigate immune cells of the colonic mucosa and fecal short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) in treatment-naive patients with a clinically isolated syndrome (CIS) or early relapsing MS. METHODS: In this cross-sectional proof-of-concept study, we obtained mucosal specimens during ileocolonoscopy from 15 untreated patients with CIS/MS and 10 controls. Mucosal immune cells were analyzed by FACS, and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry measurements of stool samples served to determine SCFA...
July 2017: Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation
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