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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649250/immunity-in-protochordates-the-tunicate-perspective
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REVIEW
Nicola Franchi, Loriano Ballarin
Tunicates are the closest relatives of vertebrates, and their peculiar phylogenetic position explains the increasing interest toward tunicate immunobiology. They are filter-feeding organisms, and this greatly influences their defense strategies. The majority of the studies on tunicate immunity were carried out in ascidians. The tunic acts as a first barrier against pathogens and parasites. In addition, the oral siphon and the pharynx represent two major, highly vascularized, immune organs, where circulating hemocytes can sense non-self material and trigger immune responses that, usually, lead to inflammation and phagocytosis...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615731/the-role-of-il-6-in-host-defence-against-infections-immunobiology-and-clinical-implications
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REVIEW
Stefan Rose-John, Kevin Winthrop, Leonard Calabrese
IL-6 is a pleiotropic cytokine with broad-ranging effects within the integrated immune response. One of the roles of IL-6 is to support immunocompetence, defined as the ability of a host to respond to infections. Understanding the precise role of this cytokine in immunocompetence requires a critical appraisal of data derived from both preclinical and clinical studies. Primary immunodeficiency diseases involving IL-6 or its signalling pathways reveal that IL-6 is critical in the defence against numerous types of pathogens...
July 2017: Nature Reviews. Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588282/comparison-and-immunobiological-characterization-of-retinoic-acid-inducible-gene-i-like-receptor-expression-in-mesenchymal-stromal-cells
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Gordana Raicevic, Mehdi Najar, Hélène Busser, Emerence Crompot, Dominique Bron, Michel Toungouz, Laurence Lagneaux
Due to their immunomodulatory and regenerative properties, Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC) have generated major interests in several clinical settings including transplantation and inflammatory diseases. MSC functions can be influenced by their tissue origin. Their microenvironment strongly affects their biology notably through TLR sensing. In this study, we show that MSC isolated from four different sources express another type of cytosolic pathogen recognition receptors known as retinoic acid inducible gene-I (RIG-I)-like receptors (RLR)...
June 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579320/t-cell-immunity-and-zika-virus-vaccine-development
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REVIEW
Noemia S Lima, Morgane Rolland, Kayvon Modjarrad, Lydie Trautmann
The recent Zika virus (ZIKV) epidemic has created an urgent need for a safe and effective vaccine. There is still a dearth of knowledge about ZIKV immunity, but years of investigation into the immunobiology of other flaviviruses has helped to accelerate the development of a ZIKV vaccine. Although the humoral immune response generates the primary correlate of protection from disease, robust T cell responses could enhance ZIKV vaccine efficacy. Additionally, pre-existing immunity to related flaviviruses could generate cross-reactive T cells that may affect immune responses upon vaccination...
June 1, 2017: Trends in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572258/immunotherapy-for-breast-cancer-what-are-we-missing
#5
EDITORIAL
Robert H Vonderheide, Susan M Domchek, Amy S Clark
The recent demonstration of modest single-agent activity of programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) and programmed death receptor-1 (PD-1) antibodies in patients with breast cancer has generated hope that breast cancer can be made amenable to immunotherapy. Depending on the subtype of breast cancer, it is now clear in both primary and metastatic disease that the extent of tumor-infiltrating T cells is not only prognostic for survival but predictive of response to nonimmune, standard therapies. Despite these findings, immune cytolytic activity in spontaneous breast tumors, the burden of nonsynonymous tumor mutations, and the predicted load of neoepitopes-factors linked to response to checkpoint blockade in other malignancies-are all relatively modest in breast cancer compared with melanoma or lung cancer...
June 1, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531117/immunobiology-of-newcastle-disease-virus-and-its-use-for-prophylactic-vaccination-in-poultry-and-as-adjuvant-for-therapeutic-vaccination-in-cancer-patients
#6
REVIEW
Volker Schirrmacher
Newcastle disease (ND) is one of the most important diseases of poultry worldwide. In the last decades, molecular research has gained a lot of new information about its causative agent, newcastledisease virus (NDV). In poultry industry, certain strains of NDV have been used for preventive vaccination for more than 60 years. NDV has also been applied to cancer patients with beneficial effects for about 50 years, but this is less well known. The molecular basis for these differential effects of NDV in birds and man have been elucidated in the last decades and are explained in this review...
May 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529904/mini-review-of-conventional-and-hypofractionated-radiation-therapy-combined-with-immunotherapy-for-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#7
REVIEW
Allison M Campbell, Roy H Decker
A successful antitumoral response requires immunological activation as well as an antigenic pool capable of stimulating both the innate and the adaptive immune system. Recent advances in immunotherapy have been aimed at boosting the activation status of the innate and adaptive immune system, including cytokine administration, monoclonal antibodies engineered to target high yield elements in oncogenic signaling pathways, cancer vaccines, and checkpoint inhibitors. Herein, we examine the ways that radiation therapy induced cell death provides a pool of stimulus antigen, and draw parallels from the immunobiology of autoimmunity to explore how the immunogenicity of antigen derived from radiation-induced cell death might augment the antitumoral response...
April 2017: Translational Lung Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507790/cd69-is-a-direct-hif-1%C3%AE-target-gene-in-hypoxia-as-a-mechanism-enhancing-expression-on-tumor-infiltrating-t-lymphocytes
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Sara Labiano, Florinda Meléndez-Rodríguez, Asís Palazón, Álvaro Teijeira, Saray Garasa, Iñaki Etxeberria, M Ángela Aznar, Alfonso R Sánchez-Paulete, Arantza Azpilikueta, Elixabet Bolaños, Carmen Molina, Hortensia de la Fuente, Patricia Maiso, Francisco Sánchez-Madrid, Manuel Ortiz de Landázuri, Julián Aragonés, Ignacio Melero
CD69 is an early activation marker on the surface of T lymphocytes undergoing activation by cognate antigen. We observed intense expression of CD69 on tumor-infiltrating T-lymphocytes that reside in the hypoxic tumor microenvironment and hypothesized that CD69 could be, at least partially, under the control of the transcriptional hypoxia response. In line with this, human and mouse CD3-stimulated lymphocytes cultured under hypoxia (1% O2) showed increased expression of CD69 at the protein and mRNA level. Consistent with these findings, mouse T lymphocytes that had recently undergone hypoxia in vivo, as denoted by pimonidazole staining, were more frequently CD69(+) in the tumor and bone marrow hypoxic tissue compartments...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501913/chronic-myeloid-leukemia-immunobiology-and-novel-immunotherapeutic-approaches
#9
Emilie Cayssials, Francois Guilhot
Imatinib has revolutionized the treatment and prognosis of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) with survival rates now approaching those of the age-matched healthy population. To be able to discontinue tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) treatment, it is necessary to develop complementary therapies to target minimal residual disease. Recent findings by a number of investigators in both CML mouse models and CML patients offer evidence that many factors in the leukemic microenvironment can collectively contribute to immune escape, including expansion of myeloid-derived suppressor cells, programmed death-1/programmed death-1 ligand interactions resulting in T-cell impairment, expression of soluble suppressive factors such as soluble CD25, and down-regulation of MHC molecules by CML cells...
June 2017: BioDrugs: Clinical Immunotherapeutics, Biopharmaceuticals and Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501809/non-specific-effects-of-vaccines-plausible-and-potentially-important-but-implications-uncertain
#10
REVIEW
Andrew J Pollard, Adam Finn, Nigel Curtis
Non-specific effects (NSE) or heterologous effects of vaccines are proposed to explain observations in some studies that certain vaccines have an impact beyond the direct protection against infection with the specific pathogen for which the vaccines were designed. The importance and implications of such effects remain controversial. There are several known immunological mechanisms which could lead to NSE, since it is widely recognised that the generation of specific immunity is initiated by non-specific innate immune mechanisms that may also have wider effects on adaptive immune function...
May 13, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491094/immunoprofiling-of-adult-derived-human-liver-stem-progenitor-cells-impact-of-hepatogenic-differentiation-and-inflammation
#11
Hoda El-Kehdy, Camillo Sargiacomo, Mohammad Fayyad-Kazan, Hussein Fayyad-Kazan, Catherine Lombard, Laurence Lagneaux, Etienne Sokal, Mehdi Najar, Mustapha Najimi
Adult-derived human liver stem/progenitor cells (ADHLSCs) are, nowadays, developed as therapeutic medicinal product for the treatment of liver defects. In this study, the impact of hepatogenic differentiation and inflammation priming on the ADHLSCs' immune profile was assessed in vitro and compared to that of mature hepatocytes. The constitutive immunological profile of ADHLSCs was greatly different from that of hepatocytes. Differences in the expression of the stromal markers CD90 and CD105, adhesion molecules CD44 and CD49e, immunoregulatory molecules CD73 and HO-1, and NK ligands CD112 and CD155 were noted...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458449/the-lymphoid-system-a-review-of-species-differences
#12
REVIEW
Patrick J Haley
While an understanding of the structure and function of a generically described immune system is essential in contemporary biomedicine, it is clear that a one-size-fits-all approach applied across multiple species is fraught with contradictions and inconsistencies. Nevertheless, the breakthroughs achieved in immunology following the application of observations in murine systems to that of man have been pivotal in the advancement of biology and human medicine. However, as additional species have been used to further address biologic and safety assessment questions relative to the structure and function of the immune system, it has become clear that there are differences across species, gender, age and strain that must be considered...
April 2017: Journal of Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455711/role-for-mechanotransduction-in-macrophage-and-dendritic-cell-immunobiology
#13
Svenja F B Mennens, Koen van den Dries, Alessandra Cambi
Tissue homeostasis is not only controlled by biochemical signals but also through mechanical forces that act on cells. Yet, while it has long been known that biochemical signals have profound effects on cell biology, the importance of mechanical forces has only been recognized much more recently. The types of mechanical stress that cells experience include stretch, compression, and shear stress, which are mainly induced by the extracellular matrix, cell-cell contacts, and fluid flow. Importantly, macroscale tissue deformation through stretch or compression also affects cellular function...
2017: Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455710/immunobiology-of-nitric-oxide-and-regulation-of-inducible-nitric-oxide-synthase
#14
Martin Lee, Kevin Rey, Katrina Besler, Christine Wang, Jonathan Choy
Nitric oxide (NO) is a bioactive gas that has multiple roles in innate and adaptive immune responses. In macrophages, nitric oxide is produced by inducible nitric oxide synthase upon microbial and cytokine stimulation. It is needed for host defense against pathogens and for immune regulation. This review will summarize the role of NO and iNOS in inflammatory and immune responses and will discuss the regulatory mechanisms that control inducible nitric oxide synthase expression and activity.
2017: Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455699/an-in-vivo-11-c-r-pk11195-pet-and-in-vitro-pathology-study-of-microglia-activation-in-creutzfeldt-jakob-disease
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Leonardo Iaccarino, Rosa Maria Moresco, Luca Presotto, Orso Bugiani, Sandro Iannaccone, Giorgio Giaccone, Fabrizio Tagliavini, Daniela Perani
Microgliosis is part of the immunobiology of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). This is the first report using (11)C-(R)-PK11195 PET imaging in vivo to measure 18 kDa translocator protein (TSPO) expression, indexing microglia activation, in symptomatic CJD patients, followed by a postmortem neuropathology comparison. One genetic CJD (gCJD) patient, two sporadic CJD (sCJD) patients, one variant CJD (vCJD) patient (mean ± SD age, 47.50 ± 15.95 years), and nine healthy controls (mean ± SD age, 44.00 ± 11...
April 28, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442214/regulatory-t-cells-as-suppressors-of-anti-tumor-immunity-role-of-metabolism
#16
REVIEW
Veronica De Rosa, Francesca Di Rella, Antonio Di Giacomo, Giuseppe Matarese
Novel concepts in immunometabolism support the hypothesis that glucose consumption is also used to modulate anti-tumor immune responses, favoring growth and expansion of specific cellular subsets defined in the past as suppressor T cells and currently reborn as regulatory T (Treg) cells. During the 1920s, Otto Warburg and colleagues observed that tumors consumed high amounts of glucose compared to normal tissues, even in the presence of oxygen and completely functioning mitochondria. However, the role of the Warburg Effect is still not completely understood, particularly in the context of an ongoing anti-tumor immune response...
April 11, 2017: Cytokine & Growth Factor Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438676/factors-associated-with-long-term-risk-of-relapse-after-unrelated-cord-blood-transplantation-in-children-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-in-remission
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Kristin M Page, Myriam Labopin, Annalisa Ruggeri, Gerard Michel, Cristina Diaz de Heredia, Tracey O'Brien, Alessandra Picardi, Mouhab Ayas, Henrique Bittencourt, Ajay J Vora, Jesse Troy, Carmen Bonfim, Fernanda Volt, Eliane Gluckman, Peter Bader, Joanne Kurtzberg, Vanderson Rocha
For pediatric patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), relapse is an important cause of treatment failure after unrelated cord blood transplant (UCBT). Compared with other donor sources, relapse is similar or even reduced after UCBT despite less graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). We performed a retrospective analysis to identify risk factors associated with the 5-year cumulative incidence of relapse after UCBT. In this retrospective, registry-based study, we examined the outcomes of 640 children (<18 years) with ALL in first complete remission (CR1; n = 257, 40%) or second complete remission (CR2; n = 383, 60%) who received myeloablative conditioning followed by a single-unit UCBT from 2000 to 2012...
April 21, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433705/maternal-immunisation-collaborating-with-mother-nature
#18
REVIEW
Arnaud Marchant, Manish Sadarangani, Mathieu Garand, Nicolas Dauby, Valerie Verhasselt, Lenore Pereira, Gordean Bjornson, Christine E Jones, Scott A Halperin, Kathryn M Edwards, Paul Heath, Peter J Openshaw, David W Scheifele, Tobias R Kollmann
Maternal immunisation has the potential to substantially reduce morbidity and mortality from infectious diseases after birth. The success of tetanus, influenza, and pertussis immunisation during pregnancy has led to consideration of additional maternal immunisation strategies to prevent group B streptococcus and respiratory syncytial virus infections, among others. However, many gaps in knowledge regarding the immunobiology of maternal immunisation prevent the optimal design and application of this successful public health intervention...
April 19, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433702/group-b-streptococcus-and-respiratory-syncytial-virus-immunisation-during-pregnancy-a-landscape-analysis
#19
REVIEW
Paul T Heath, Fiona J Culley, Christine E Jones, Beate Kampmann, Kirsty Le Doare, Marta C Nunes, Manish Sadarangani, Zain Chaudhry, Carol J Baker, Peter J M Openshaw
Group B streptococcus and respiratory syncytial virus are leading causes of infant morbidity and mortality worldwide. No licensed vaccines are available for either disease, but vaccines for both are under development. Severe respiratory syncytial virus disease can be prevented by passively administered antibody. The presence of maternal IgG antibody specific to respiratory syncytial virus is associated with reduced prevalence and severity of respiratory syncytial virus disease in the first few weeks of life, whereas maternal serotype-specific anticapsular antibody is associated with protection against both early-onset and late-onset group B streptococcus disease...
April 19, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426456/expression-and-localization-of-mir-21-and-mir-126-in-mucosal-tissue-from-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#20
Gorm Thorlacius-Ussing, Boye Schnack Nielsen, Vibeke Andersen, Kim Holmstrøm, Anders E Pedersen
BACKGROUND: microRNAs (miRNAs) are small noncoding RNAs that guide degradation of mRNA and regulate protein expression. miRNA based diagnostic biomarkers for ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD) are emerging but information about the cellular localization of many miRNAs is limited and more detailed histologic evaluation of miRNA expression patterns is needed to understand their immunobiological function. METHODS: Formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded colon biopsies from 10 patients with UC and 8 patients with CD together with 9 controls were examined by RT-qPCR and quantitative in situ hybridization (ISH)...
May 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
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