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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188107/inflammation-by-breast-implants-and-adenocarcinoma-not-always-a-bad-company
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Monia Orciani, Giulia Sorgentoni, Fabiola Olivieri, Monica Mattioli-Belmonte, Giovanni Di Benedetto, Roberto Di Primio
BACKGROUND: Inflammation and tumor are now an inseparable binomial. Inflammation may also derive by the use of breast implants followed by the formation of a periprosthetic capsule. It is known that tumor cells, in an inflamed microenvironment, can profit by the paracrine effect exerted also by mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). Here we evaluated the role of inflammation on the immunobiology of MSCs before and after cocultures with cells derived from breast adenocarcinoma. METHODS: MSCs derived from both inflamed (I-MSCs) and control (C-MSCs) tissues were isolated and cocultured with MCF7 cells derived from breast adenocarcinoma...
January 17, 2017: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130190/the-immunologic-considerations-in-head-transplantation
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Mark A Hardy, Allen Furr, Juan P Barret, John H Barker
The idea of head transplantation appears at first as unrealistic, unethical, and futile. Here we discuss immunological considerations in head transplantation. In a separate accompanying article we discuss surgical, physiologic, anatomic, and ethical issues concerned in body-to-head transplantation (BHT) [1]. The success of such an unusual allograft, where the donor and the recipient can reject each other, depends on prevention of complex immunologic reactions, especially rejection of the head by the body (graft-vs-host) or probably less likely, the possibility of the head rejecting the total body allograft (host-vs-graft)...
January 24, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128711/foreskin-as-a-source-of-immunotherapeutic-mesenchymal-stromal-cells
#3
Mehdi Najar, Laurence Lagneaux
Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) have well-characterized properties and thus represent an attractive cell population for use in several therapeutic applications. Due to the limitations and inconveniences associated with classical sources of MSCs, the identification and characterization of alternative sources are required for safe and efficient cell therapy. The skin tissue is currently referred to as a reservoir of cells with therapeutically relevant functions. Historically considered biological waste, foreskin (FSK) is increasingly used to provide immunotherapeutic MSCs for medicinal products...
January 2017: Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125358/immunobiology-of-long-noncoding-rnas
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Maninjay K Atianand, Daniel R Caffrey, Katherine A Fitzgerald
The discovery of long noncoding RNAs (lncRNA) has provided a new perspective on gene regulation in diverse biological contexts. lncRNAs are remarkably versatile molecules that interact with RNA, DNA, or proteins to promote or restrain the expression of protein-coding genes. Activation of immune cells is associated with dynamic changes in expression of genes, the products of which combat infectious microorganisms, initiate repair, and resolve inflammatory responses in cells and tissues. Recent evidence indicates that lncRNAs play important roles in directing the development of diverse immune cells and controlling the dynamic transcriptional programs that are a hallmark of immune cell activation...
January 11, 2017: Annual Review of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118534/disease-associated-anti-citrullinated-protein-memory-b-cells-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-persist-in-clinical-remission
#5
Adam J Pelzek, Caroline Grönwall, Pamela Rosenthal, Jeffrey D Greenberg, Mandy McGeachy, Larry Moreland, William F C Rigby, Gregg J Silverman
OBJECTIVE: In RA, autoreactive B cells are pathogenic drivers and sources of anti-citrullinated protein antibodies (ACPA) that serve as a diagnostic biomarker and predictor of worse long-term prognosis. Yet the immunobiologic significance of persistent ACPA production at a cellular level is poorly understood. METHODS: In a cross-sectional study of RA patients, we investigated for the presence of continued defects in immune homeostasis as a function of disease activity...
January 24, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111475/immunobiology-of-ebola-and-lassa-virus-infections
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Joseph B Prescott, Andrea Marzi, David Safronetz, Shelly J Robertson, Heinz Feldmann, Sonja M Best
Two of the most important contemporary emerging viruses that affect human health in Africa are Ebola virus (EBOV) and Lassa virus (LASV). The 2013-2016 West African outbreak of EBOV was responsible for more than 11,000 deaths, primarily in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. LASV is constantly emerging in these and surrounding West African countries, with an estimate of more than 500,000 cases of Lassa fever, and approximately 5,000 deaths, annually. Both EBOV and LASV are zoonotic, and human infection often results in a severe haemorrhagic fever in both cases...
January 23, 2017: Nature Reviews. Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099601/psoriasis-comorbidities-complications-and-benefits-of-immunobiological-treatment
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André Vicente Esteves de Carvalho, Ricardo Romiti, Cacilda da Silva Souza, Renato Soriani Paschoal, Laura de Mattos Milman, Luana Pizarro Meneghello
During the last decade, different studies have converged to evidence the high prevalence of comorbidities in subjects with psoriasis. Although a causal relation has not been fully elucidated, genetic relation, inflammatory pathways and/or common environmental factors appear to be underlying the development of psoriasis and the metabolic comorbidities. The concept of psoriasis as a systemic disease directed the attention of the scientific community in order to investigate the extent to which therapeutic interventions influence the onset and evolution of the most prevalent comorbidities in patients with psoriasis...
November 2016: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094582/effects-of-arsenic-on-porcine-dendritic-cells-in-vitro
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Jalil Mehrzad, Mohamad Hosein Mahmudy Gharaie, Masumeh Taheri
Exposure to arsenic (As) is an ongoing, and in some places increasing, health problem. Still, however, the effects of As exposure on the immune system are not well understood. Dendritic cells (DC) are a critical immune cell that bridges the innate and adaptive immune systems. To determine the impact of inorganic (i)As exposure on DC, the effects of (geo)anthropogenically relevant levels of NaAsO2 on the function of porcine monocyte-derived DC (MoDC) were evaluated in an in vitro model. The results showed a low dose of iAs reduced the phagocytic capacity of MoDC...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Immunotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089363/pertussis-toxin-targets-the-innate-immunity-through-dap12-fcr%C3%AE-and-myd88-adaptor-proteins
#9
Vongsavanh Phongsisay, Ei'ichi Iizasa, Hiromitsu Hara, Hiroki Yoshida
Activation of the innate immunity by adjuvants, such as pertussis toxin (PTX), in the presence of autoreactive lymphocytes and antigen mimicry is sufficient to trigger autoimmunity. Toll-like, C-type lectin, and immunglobulin-like receptors play an important role in the innate immunity by sensing a variety of microbial products through several adaptor proteins, including MyD88, DAP12, and FcRγ. This study investigated the interaction between PTX and innate immune components. The direct interactions between coated PTX and receptor-fusion proteins were examined using ELISA-based binding assays...
December 30, 2016: Immunobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062188/a-comprehensive-analysis-and-immunobiology-of-autoimmune-neurological-syndromes-during-the-zika-virus-outbreak-in-c%C3%A3%C2%BAcuta-colombia
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Juan-Manuel Anaya, Yhojan Rodríguez, Diana M Monsalve, Daniel Vega, Ernesto Ojeda, Diana González-Bravo, Mónica Rodríguez-Jiménez, Carlos A Pinto-Díaz, Pablo Chaparro, María L Gunturiz, Aftab A Ansari, M Eric Gershwin, Nicolás Molano-González, Carolina Ramírez-Santana, Yeny Acosta-Ampudia
We have focused on the epidemiology and immunobiology of Zika virus (ZIKV) infection and factors associated with the development of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) and other neurological syndromes in Cúcuta, the capital of North Santander department, Colombia. Data of patients with ZIKV disease reported to the national population-based surveillance system were used to calculate the basic reproduction number (R0) and the attack rates (ARs) as well as to develop epidemiological maps. Patients with neurological syndromes were contacted and their diagnoses were confirmed...
February 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052512/innate-immunity-in-cutaneous-melanoma
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C Mignogna, E Scali, C Camastra, I Presta, P Zeppa, T Barni, G Donato, U Bottoni, A Di Vito
The skin immune system is composed of a vast network of immune cells, including lymphocytes, macrophages, neutrophils, dendritic cells and Langerhans cells, which not only are involved in inflammatory responses but also contribute to homeostatic function and may participate in the various steps of carcinogenesis. Many studies support the notion that innate immunity has a key role in the development, growth and prognosis of cutaneous malignant melanoma (MM), through the release of pro- and/or anti-inflammatory cytokines and tumour growth factors...
January 4, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027314/streptococcal-immunity-is-constrained-by-lack-of-immunological-memory-following-a-single-episode-of-pyoderma
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Manisha Pandey, Victoria Ozberk, Ainslie Calcutt, Emma Langshaw, Jessica Powell, Tania Rivera-Hernandez, Mei-Fong Ho, Zachary Philips, Michael R Batzloff, Michael F Good
The immunobiology underlying the slow acquisition of skin immunity to group A streptococci (GAS), is not understood, but attributed to specific virulence factors impeding innate immunity and significant antigenic diversity of the type-specific M-protein, hindering acquired immunity. We used a number of epidemiologically distinct GAS strains to model the development of acquired immunity. We show that infection leads to antibody responses to the serotype-specific determinants on the M-protein and profound protective immunity; however, memory B cells do not develop and immunity is rapidly lost...
December 2016: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011186/nk-cells-are-biologic-and-biochemical-targets-of-6-mercaptopurine-in-crohn-s-disease-patients
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Susy Yusung, Dermot McGovern, Lin Lin, Daniel Hommes, Venu Lagishetty, Jonathan Braun
NK cells, which contribute to immune defense against certain viral infections and neoplasia, are emerging as modifiers of chronic immunologic diseases including transplant rejection and autoimmune diseases. Immunobiology and genetic studies have implicated NK cells as a modifier of Crohn's disease, a condition often treated with thiopurine agents such as 6-mercaptopurine (6-MP). Here, we demonstrate that thiopurines mediate NK cell apoptosis via a caspase 3 and 9 inclusive pathway, and that this process is triggered by thiopurine-mediated inhibition of Rac1...
December 21, 2016: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986834/distribution-of-the-o-acetyl-groups-and-%C3%AE-galactofuranose-units-in-galactoxylomannans-of-the-opportunistic-fungus-cryptococcus-neoformans
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Jose O Previato, Evgeny Vinogradov, Emmanuel Maes, Leonardo M Fonseca, Yann Guerardel, Priscila A V Oliveira, Lucia Mendonça-Previato
Galactoxylomannans (GalXMs) are a mixture of neutral and acidic capsular polysaccharides produced by the human opportunistic fungus Cryptococcus neoformans that exhibit potent suppressive effects on the host immune system. Previous studies describing the chemical structure of C. neoformans GalXMs have reported species without O-acetyl substituents. Herein we describe that C. neoformans grown in capsule-inducing medium produces highly O-acetylated GalXMs. The location of the O-acetyl groups was determined by nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy...
December 16, 2016: Glycobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941286/adoptive-immunotherapy-utilizing-cancer-antigen-specific-t-cell-receptors
#15
Kazushi Tanimoto, Hiroshi Fujiwara
Synthetic immunology based on rapidly-advancing gene-engineering and immunobiology has made novel anticancer adoptive immunotherapies, using gene-modified T lymphocytes to express cancer antigen-specific receptors, a reality. Various technological innovations have overcome recent difficulties and achieved clear and long-lasting clinical efficacy against tumors, while seeking more powerful effector gene-modified T cells has yielded serious treatment-related adverse events. In this article, along with introducing our clinical trial for a novel anti-leukemia adoptive immunotherapy regimen using gene-modified autologous lymphocytes to express leukemia antigen Wilms Tumor 1(WT1)-specific T cell receptor (TCR) against refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and high-risk myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), we provide an overview of the current status of this emerging treatment option and discuss its future form in the context of neoantigens encoded by mutated genes in cancer cells and immune checkpoint inhibitors...
2016: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914981/complement-a-primer-for-the-coming-therapeutic-revolution
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REVIEW
Scott R Barnum
The complement system is an important part of the innate and adaptive immune systems. Originally characterized as a single serum component contributing to the killing of bacteria, we now know that there are close to sixty complement proteins, multiple activation pathways and a wide range of effector functions mediated by complement. The system plays a critical role in host defense against bacteria, viruses, fungi and other pathogens. However, inappropriate complement activation contributes to the pathophysiology of autoimmune diseases and many inflammatory syndromes...
November 30, 2016: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910858/immunosuppression-in-liver-tumors-opening-the-portal-to-effective-immunotherapy
#17
REVIEW
P Guha, J Reha, S C Katz
We have recently witnessed substantial progress with immunotherapy for selected diseases. Checkpoint inhibitors and chimeric antigen receptor T (CAR-T) cells are among the most promising agents. Whereas much of the early success with CAR-T cells has been demonstrated with hematological malignancies, important barriers remain for the application of CAR-T cell therapies for the management of metastatic solid tumors. The challenges are particularly apparent when considering primary and metastatic tumors in the liver...
December 2, 2016: Cancer Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881837/systemic-and-mucosal-immune-responses-following-oral-adenoviral-delivery-of-influenza-vaccine-to-the-human-intestine-by-radio-controlled-capsule
#18
Leesun Kim, C Josefina Martinez, Katie A Hodgson, George R Trager, Jennifer R Brandl, Erik P Sandefer, Walter J Doll, Dave Liebowitz, Sean N Tucker
There are several benefits of oral immunization including the ability to elicit mucosal immune responses that may protect against pathogens that invade through a mucosal surface. Our understanding of human immune biology is hampered by the difficulty in isolating mucosal cells from humans, and the fact that animal models may or may not completely mirror human intestinal immunobiology. In this human pharmacodynamic study, a novel adenovirus vector-based platform expressing influenza hemagglutinin was explored...
November 24, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865205/human-hepatic-stellate-cells-and-inflammation-a-regulated-cytokine-network-balance
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Mehdi Najar, Hussein Fayyad-Kazan, Wissam H Faour, Adil El Taghdouini, Gordana Raicevic, Mustapha Najimi, Michel Toungouz, Leo A van Grunsven, Etienne Sokal, Laurence Lagneaux
AIM: Uncertainty about the safety of cell therapy continues to be a major challenge to the medical community. Inflammation and the associated immune response represent a major safety concern hampering the development of long-term clinical therapy. In vivo interactions between the cell graft and the host immune system are mediated by functional environmental sensors and stressors that play significant roles in the immunobiology of the graft. Within this context, human liver stellate cells (HSC) demonstrated marked immunological plasticity that has main importance for future liver cell therapy application...
November 16, 2016: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863552/generation-of-potent-porcine-monocyte-derived-dendritic-cells-modcs-by-modified-culture-protocol
#20
Teerawut Nedumpun, Patcharee Ritprajak, Sanipa Suradhat
In vitro derivation of dendritic cells (DCs) is an alternative approach to overcome the low frequency of primary DCs and the difficulty of isolation techniques for studying DC immunobiology. To date, the conventional culture protocol of porcine monocyte-derived DCs (MoDCs) has been widely used. However, this protocol is not practical due to the requirement of a substantial number of blood monocytes, and the process often interferes with DC maturation. To improve in vitro porcine MoDC generation, we modified the previous conventional DC generation protocol, based on the human and mouse primary DC culture system, and compared phenotypic and functional features of MoDCs derived from the modified protocol to the conventional protocol...
December 2016: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
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