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M Clarke, G Volpe, L Sheriff, D Walton, C Ward, W Wei, S Dumon, P García, J Frampton
Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN), which overproduce blood cells in the bone marrow, have recently been linked with a genetically determined decrease in expression of the MYB transcription factor. Here, we use a mouse MYB knockdown model with an MPN-like phenotype to show how lower levels of MYB lead to stem cell characteristics in myeloid progenitors. The altered progenitor properties feature elevated cytokine responsiveness, especially to IL-3, which results from increased receptor expression and increased MAPK activity leading to enhanced phosphorylation of a key regulator of protein synthesis, ribosomal protein S6...
October 17, 2016: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
Konrad Pazdrak, Christof Straub, Rosario Maroto, Susan Stafford, Wendy I White, William J Calhoun, Alexander Kurosky
The mechanisms contributing to persistent eosinophil activation and poor eosinopenic response to glucocorticoids in severe asthma are poorly defined. We examined the effect of cytokines typically overexpressed in the asthmatic airways on glucocorticoid signaling in in vitro activated eosinophils. An annexin V assay used to measure eosinophil apoptosis showed that cytokine combinations of IL-2 plus IL-4 as well as TNF-α plus IFN-γ, or IL-3, GM-CSF, and IL-5 alone significantly diminished the proapoptotic response to dexamethasone...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
Kerstin Renner, Sonja Hellerbrand, Fabian Hermann, Christine Riedhammer, Yvonne Talke, Gabriela Schiechl, Manuel Rodriguez Gomez, Simone Kutzi, Dagmar Halbritter, Nicole Goebel, Hilke Brühl, Robert Weissert, Matthias Mack
Little is known about the role of IL-3 in multiple sclerosis (MS) in humans and in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE). Using myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG) peptide-induced EAE, we show that CD4(+) T cells are the main source of IL-3 and that cerebral IL-3 expression correlates with the influx of T cells into the brain. Blockade of IL-3 with monoclonal antibodies, analysis of IL-3 deficient mice, and adoptive transfer of leukocytes demonstrate that IL-3 plays an important role for development of clinical symptoms of EAE, for migration of leukocytes into the brain, and for cerebral expression of adhesion molecules and chemokines...
October 6, 2016: JCI Insight
Manoj Kumar, Sanjeev Bhoi, Sujata Mohanty, Vineet Kumar Kamal, D N Rao, Pravas Mishra, Sagar Galwankar
BACKGROUND: Hemorrhagic shock (HS) is the major leading cause of death after trauma. Up to 50% of early deaths are due to massive hemorrhage. Excessive release of pro-inflammatory cytokine and hypercatecholamine induces hematopoietic progenitor cells (HPCs) apoptosis, leading to multiorgan failure and death. However, still, result remains elusive for hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) behavior in trauma HS (T/HS). OBJECTIVES: Therefore, our aim was to evaluate the in vitro HSCs behavior with or without recombinant human erythropoietin (rhEPO), recombinant human granulocyte macrophage-colony-stimulating factor (rhGM-CSF), recombinant human interleukin-3 (rhIL-3) alone, and combination with rhEPO + rhGM-CSF + rhIL-3 (EG3) in T/HS patients...
July 2016: International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science
Adam Ceroi, David Masson, Anne Roggy, Christophe Roumier, Cécile Chagué, Thierry Gauthier, Laure Philippe, Baptiste Lamarthée, Fanny Angelot-Delettre, Francis Bonnefoy, Sylvain Perruche, Sabeha Biichle, Claude Preudhomme, Elisabeth Macintyre, Laurent Lagrost, Francine Garnache-Ottou, Philippe Saas
Blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm (BPDCN) is an aggressive hematological malignancy with a poor prognosis that derives from plasmacytoid dendritic cells (PDC). No consensus for optimal treatment modalities is available today and the full characterization of this leukemia is still emerging. We identified here a BPDCN-specific transcriptomic profile when compared to those of acute myeloid leukemia and T-acute lymphoblastic leukemia, as well as the transcriptomic signature of primary PDC. This BPDCN gene signature identified a dysregulation of genes involved in cholesterol homeostasis, some of them being liver X receptor (LXR) target genes...
October 4, 2016: Blood
Shereen Oon, Huy Huynh, Tsin Yee Tai, Milica Ng, Katherine Monaghan, Mark Biondo, Gino Vairo, Eugene Maraskovsky, Andrew D Nash, Ian P Wicks, Nicholas J Wilson
To date, the major target of biologic therapeutics in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) has been the B cell, which produces pathogenic autoantibodies. Recently, targeting type I IFN, which is elaborated by plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDCs) in response to endosomal TLR7 and TLR9 stimulation by SLE immune complexes, has shown promising results. pDCs express high levels of the IL-3Rα chain (CD123), suggesting an alternative potential targeting strategy. We have developed an anti-CD123 monoclonal antibody, CSL362, and show here that it affects key cell types and cytokines that contribute to SLE...
May 5, 2016: JCI Insight
Mark Wunderlich, Courtney Stockman, Mahima Devarajan, Navin Ravishankar, Christina Sexton, Ashish R Kumar, Benjamin Mizukawa, James C Mulloy
Transgenic expression of key myelosupportive human cytokines in immune-deficient mice corrects for the lack of cross-species activities of stem cell factor (SCF), IL-3, and GM-CSF. When engrafted with human umbilical cord blood (UCB), these triple-transgenic mice produce BM and spleen grafts with much higher myeloid composition, relative to nontransgenic controls. Shortly after engraftment with UCB, these mice develop a severe, fatal macrophage activation syndrome (MAS) characterized by a progressive drop in rbc numbers, increased reticulocyte counts, decreased rbc half-life, progressive cytopenias, and evidence of chronic inflammation, including elevated human IL-6...
September 22, 2016: JCI Insight
Bi-Yuan Hu, Yun-Hao Gu, Chen-Jie Cao, Jun Wang, Dong-Dong Han, Ying-Chao Tang, Hua-Sheng Chen, Aihua Xu
The aim of the present study was to investigate the reversal effect and its related mechanism of Ginkgo biloba exocarp extracts (GBEEs) in obtained multidrug resistance (MDR) of mice S180 tumor cells in vitro and in vivo. In order to simulate the clinical PFC [cis-dichlorodiamineplatinum, cisplatin (DDP) + fluorouracil (FU), FU+cyclophosphamide and cyclophosphamide] scheme, a gradually increasing dose was administered in a phased induction in order to induce S180 cells in vivo and to make them obtain multidrug resistance...
October 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Sardar Sindhu, Nadeem Akhter, Steve Shenouda, Ajit Wilson, Rasheed Ahmad
BACKGROUND: Fetuin-A/AHSH is a novel hepatokine that acts as a vascular calcification inhibitor and as an endogenous TLR-4 ligand. Fetuin-A may act as a positive or negative acute phase protein (APP) in disease conditions. The relationship between circulatory fetuin-A and inflammatory biomarkers in type-2 diabetes (T2D) remains controversial. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to determine the plasma fetuin-A levels in 53 T2D (BMI = 29.7 ± 4.5 kg/m(2)) and 72 non-diabetic individuals (BMI = 28...
September 26, 2016: BMC Immunology
Xiaoyu An, Jinping Liu, Na Wang, Di Wang, Liang Huang, Likun Zhang, Jie Cai, Jean-Pierre Wery, Demin Zhou, Jianfeng Zhou, Qi-Xiang Li
Engrafting a M5-AML patient bone marrow (BM) cells into immunocompromised mice (AM7577) achieved serially transferrable stable AML and eventual mortality. The disease starts at BM followed by expansion to peripherals, typical of M5 leukemogenesis, where high leukemic burden in blood is coincident with symptoms/mortality. The leukemic cells in mice have similar myeloid morphology, phenotypes and genotypes (including FLT3-ITD) as the original patient. Autocrine mechanisms of human GM-CSF/IL-3 likely support AM7577 growth in mice...
September 23, 2016: Experimental Hematology
F L Cheng, Q T Li, C Q Zhao, Y F An, X P Qi
Objective: To investigate the effect of interleukin-4 (IL-4) stimulation on the expression of FcεRⅠα and NK-1R on mature mast cells(MC) cultured and differentiated from mouse bone marrow stem cells, and then to study if these MC also respond to substance P (SP) both in FcεRⅠα and NK-1R dependent manners. Methods: Bone marrow cells were aseptically flushed from BALB/c mouse femurs into complete RPMI 1640, followed by culture with stem cell factor (SCF 100 μg/L), IL-3 (15 μg/L) and IL-4 (0, 10, 15, 20 and 25 μg/L, respectively)...
September 7, 2016: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
Xichen Zhang, Wen Hou, Michael W Epperly, Lora Rigatti, Hong Wang, Darcy Franicola, Aranee Sivanathan, Joel S Greenberger
We tested the effect of expression of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV E7) oncogene on hematopoiesis in long-term bone marrow cultures (LTBMCs) derived from K14E7 (FVB) Fancd2-/- (129/Sv), K14E7 Fancd2+/+, Fancd2-/-, and control (FVB X 129/Sv) Fl mice. K14E7 Fancd2-/- and Fancd2-/- LTBMCs showed decreased duration of production of total nonadherent hematopoietic cells and progenitors forming day 7 and day 14 multilineage CFU-GEMM colonies in secondary cultures (7 wks and 8 wks respectively) compared to cultures from K14E7 Fancd2+/+ (17 wks) or control mice (18 wks) p < 0...
September 15, 2016: Oncotarget
Issan Yee San Tam, Chun Wai Ng, See-Ying Tam, Hang Yung Alaster Lau
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to develop a novel protocol for generating large populations of fully mature and functional human mast cells (HMC) from CD34(+) hematopoietic stem cells which require less culturing time than previously reported methods. METHODS: CD34(+) cells isolated from fresh human buffy coats were sequentially cultured with different combinations of SCF, IL-6, IL-3, IL-9 and IL-4 under selected culturing conditions and time periods. Cells were then harvested for immunohistochemical characterization of morphological phenotypes and were functionally characterized by assessing their responses to IgE-dependent and -independent stimuli by measuring the release of inflammatory mediators and cytokines...
September 15, 2016: Inflammation Research: Official Journal of the European Histamine Research Society ... [et Al.]
Ying-Li Zhu, Lin-Yuan Wang, Jing-Xia Wang, Chun Wang, Cheng-Long Wang, Dan-Ping Zhao, Zi-Chen Wang, Jian-Jun Zhang
Paeonia lactiflora root (baishao in Chinese) is a commonly used herb in traditional Chinese medicines (TCM). Two isomers, paeoniflorin (PF) and albiflorin (AF), are isolated from P. lactiflora. The present study aimed to investigate the protective effects of PF and AF on myelosuppression induced by chemotherapy in mice and to explore the underlying mechanisms. The mouse myelosuppression model was established by intraperitoneal (i.p.) injection of cyclophosphamide (CP, 200 mg·kg(-1)). The blood cell counts were performed...
August 2016: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
Elena Lo Presti, Nadia Caccamo, Valentina Orlando, Francesco Dieli, Serena Meraviglia
Vγ9Vδ2 T cells and plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDCs) are two distinct cell types of innate immunity that participate in early phases of immune response. We investigated whether a close functional relationship exists between these two cell populations using an in vitro co-culture in a human system.pDCs that had been activated by IL-3 and the TLR9 ligand CpG induced substantial activation of Vγ9Vδ2 T cells upon co-culture, which was cell-to-cell contact dependent, as demonstrated in transwell experiments, but that did not involve any of the costimulatory molecules potentially expressed by pDCs or Vγ9V2 T cells, such as ICOS-L, OX40 and CD40L...
August 31, 2016: Oncotarget
Jana M Ellegast, Philipp J Rauch, Larisa V Kovtonyuk, Rouven Müller, Ulrich Wagner, Yasuyuki Saito, Nicole Wildner-Verhey van Wijk, Christine Fritz, Anahita Rafiei, Veronika Lysenko, Ewa Dudkiewicz, Alexandre P Theocharides, Davide Soldini, Jeroen S Goede, Richard A Flavell, Markus G Manz
Favorable-risk human acute myeloid leukemia (AML) engrafts poorly in currently mostly used immuno-deficient mice, possibly due to insufficient environmental support of these leukemic entities. To address this limitation, we here transplanted primary human AML with isolated NPM1 mutation and AML with inv(16) in mice in which human versions of genes encoding cytokines important for myelopoiesis (M-CSF, IL-3, GM-CSF, Thrombopoietin) were knocked into their respective mouse loci. NPM1(mut) AML engrafted with higher efficacy in cytokine knock-in mice and showed a trend towards higher bone marrow engraftment levels in comparison to NSG mice...
August 31, 2016: Blood
Marco Ruella, David M Barrett, Saad S Kenderian, Olga Shestova, Ted J Hofmann, Jessica Perazzelli, Michael Klichinsky, Vania Aikawa, Farzana Nazimuddin, Miroslaw Kozlowski, John Scholler, Simon F Lacey, Jan J Melenhorst, Jennifer J D Morrissette, David A Christian, Christopher A Hunter, Michael Kalos, David L Porter, Carl H June, Stephan A Grupp, Saar Gill
Potent CD19-directed immunotherapies, such as chimeric antigen receptor T cells (CART) and blinatumomab, have drastically changed the outcome of patients with relapsed/refractory B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL). However, CD19-negative relapses have emerged as a major problem that is observed in approximately 30% of treated patients. Developing approaches to preventing and treating antigen-loss escapes would therefore represent a vertical advance in the field. Here, we found that in primary patient samples, the IL-3 receptor α chain CD123 was highly expressed on leukemia-initiating cells and CD19-negative blasts in bulk B-ALL at baseline and at relapse after CART19 administration...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Clinical Investigation
Asuka Honjo, Nobuhiro Nakano, Susumu Yamazaki, Mutsuko Hara, Koichiro Uchida, Jiro Kitaura, Chiharu Nishiyama, Hideo Yagita, Yoshikazu Ohtsuka, Hideoki Ogawa, Ko Okumura, Toshiaki Shimizu
BACKGROUND: Mucosal mast cells (MMCs) play a central role in the development of symptoms associated with IgE-mediated food allergy. Recently, Notch2-mediated signaling was shown to be involved in proper MMC distribution in the intestinal tract. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to clarify the mechanism by which Notch signaling regulates MMC distribution in the intestinal mucosa. Furthermore, pharmacologic inhibition of Notch signaling was evaluated as a treatment for symptoms associated with experimental food allergy...
July 16, 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Kaori Mukai, Nicolas Gaudenzio, Sheena Gupta, Nora Vivanco, Sean C Bendall, Holden T Maecker, Rebecca S Chinthrajah, Mindy Tsai, Kari C Nadeau, Stephen J Galli
BACKGROUND: Basophil activation tests (BATs) have promise for research and for clinical monitoring of patients with allergies. However, BAT protocols vary in blood anticoagulant used and temperature and time of storage before testing, complicating comparisons of results from various studies. OBJECTIVE: We attempted to establish a BAT protocol that would permit analysis of blood within 24 hours of obtaining the sample. METHODS: Blood from 46 healthy donors and 120 patients with peanut allergy was collected into EDTA or heparin tubes, and samples were stored at 4°C or room temperature for 4 or 24 hours before performing BATs...
July 15, 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Xiaojun Wu, Guoping Ren, William T Gunning, David A Weaver, Andrea L Kalinoski, Sadik A Khuder, Jason F Huntley
Francisella tularensis is the causative agent of the lethal disease tularemia. Despite decades of research, little is understood about why F. tularensis is so virulent. Bacterial outer membrane proteins (OMPs) are involved in various virulence processes, including protein secretion, host cell attachment, and intracellular survival. Many pathogenic bacteria require metals for intracellular survival and OMPs often play important roles in metal uptake. Previous studies identified three F. tularensis OMPs that play roles in iron acquisition...
2016: PloS One
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