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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791768/vaccine-immunotherapy-with-arnax-induces-tumor-specific-memory-t-cells-and-durable-anti-tumor-immunity-in-mouse-models
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Yohei Takeda, Sumito Yoshida, Ken Takashima, Noriko Ishii-Mugikura, Hiroaki Shime, Tsukasa Seya, Misako Matsumoto
Immunological checkpoint blockade therapies benefit a limited population of cancer patients. We have previously shown that vaccine immunotherapy with TLR3-adjuvant and tumor antigen overcomes anti-programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1) resistance in mouse tumor models. In this study, four different OVA-expressing tumor cell lines were implanted into syngeneic mice and subjected to antitumor immunotherapy using ARNAX and whole OVA protein. ARNAX is a Toll-like receptor 3-specific agonist that does not activate the MAVS pathway, and thus does not induce systemic inflammation...
May 23, 2018: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789296/tuning-itam-multiplicity-on-t-cell-receptors-can-control-potency-and-selectivity-to-ligand-density
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John R James
The T cell antigen receptor (TCR) recognizes peptides from pathogenic proteins bound in the major histocompatibility complex (MHC). To convert this binding event into downstream signaling, the TCR complex contains immunoreceptor tyrosine-based activation motifs (ITAMs) that act as docking sites for the cytoplasmic tyrosine kinase ZAP-70. Unique among antigen receptors, the TCR complex uses 10 ITAMs to transduce peptide-MHC binding to the cell interior. Using synthetic, drug-inducible receptor-ligand pairs, it was found that greater ITAM multiplicity primarily enhanced the efficiency with which ligand binding was converted into an intracellular signal...
May 22, 2018: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789149/the-expanding-role-of-murine-class-ib-mhc-in-the-development-and-activation-of-natural-killer-cells
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Katharine J Goodall, Angela Nguyen, Lucy C Sullivan, Daniel M Andrews
Major Histocompatibility Complex-I (MHC-I) molecules can be divided into class Ia and class Ib, with three distinct class Ib families found in the mouse. These families are designated as Q, T and M and are largely unexplored in terms of their immunological function. Among the class Ib MHC, H2-T23 (Qa-1b) has been a significant target for Natural Killer (NK) cell research, owing to its homology with the human class Ib human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-E. However, recent data has indicated that members of the Q and M family of class Ib MHC also play a critical role in the development and regulation NK cells...
May 19, 2018: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788904/genetic-diversity-of-bola-drb3-in-south-american-zebu-cattle-populations
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Shin-Nosuke Takeshima, Claudia Corbi-Botto, Guillermo Giovambattista, Yoko Aida
BACKGROUND: Bovine leukocyte antigens (BoLAs) are used extensively as markers of disease and immunological traits in cattle. However, until now, characterization of BoLA gene polymorphisms in Zebu breeds using high resolution typing methods has been poor. Here, we used a polymerase chain reaction sequence-based typing (PCR-SBT) method to sequence exon 2 of the BoLA class II DRB3 gene from 421 cattle (116 Bolivian Nellore, 110 Bolivian Gir, and 195 Peruvian Nellore-Brahman). Data from 1416 Taurine and Zebu samples were also included in the analysis...
May 22, 2018: BMC Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787980/autophagy-and-mhc-restricted-antigen-presentation
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Jan Valečka, Catarina R Almeida, Bing Su, Philippe Pierre, Evelina Gatti
Major histocompatibility complex (MHC) molecules present peptide antigens to T lymphocytes and initiate immune responses. The peptides loaded onto MHC class I or MHC class II molecules can be derived from cytosolic proteins, both self and foreign. A variety of cellular processes, including endocytosis, vesicle trafficking, and autophagy, play critical roles in presentation of these antigens. We discuss the role of autophagy, a major intracellular degradation system that delivers cytoplasmic constituents to lysosomes in both MHC class I and II-restricted antigen presentation...
May 19, 2018: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783997/graft-protective-effect-and-induction-of-cd4-foxp3-cell-by-thrombomodulin-on-allograft-arteriosclerosis-in-mice
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Enzhi Yin, Shigefumi Matsuyama, Masateru Uchiyama, Kento Kawai, Masanori Niimi
BACKGROUND: Thrombomodulin (TM) is a promising therapeutic natural anti-coagulant, which exerts the effects to control disseminated intravascular coagulation. However, little is known whether TM on micro-vessels could play an important role in the regulation of intimal hyperplasia. We investigated the vessel-protective effect of TM in the survival of fully major histocompatibility complex (MHC)-mismatched murine cardiac allograft transplantation. METHODS: CBA recipients transplanted with a C57BL/6 heart received intraperitoneal administration of normal saline or 0...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782520/polymorphic-sites-preferentially-avoid-co-evolving-residues-in-mhc-class-i-proteins
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Linda Dib, Nicolas Salamin, David Gfeller
Major histocompatibility complex class I (MHC-I) molecules are critical to adaptive immune defence mechanisms in vertebrate species and are encoded by highly polymorphic genes. Polymorphic sites are located close to the ligand-binding groove and entail MHC-I alleles with distinct binding specificities. Some efforts have been made to investigate the relationship between polymorphism and protein stability. However, less is known about the relationship between polymorphism and MHC-I co-evolutionary constraints...
May 21, 2018: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780381/interferon-gamma-at-the-crossroads-of-tumor-immune-surveillance-or-evasion
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REVIEW
Flávia Castro, Ana Patrícia Cardoso, Raquel Madeira Gonçalves, Karine Serre, Maria José Oliveira
Interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) is a pleiotropic molecule with associated antiproliferative, pro-apoptotic and antitumor mechanisms. This effector cytokine, often considered as a major effector of immunity, has been used in the treatment of several diseases, despite its adverse effects. Although broad evidence implicating IFN-γ in tumor immune surveillance, IFN-γ-based therapies undergoing clinical trials have been of limited success. In fact, recent reports suggested that it may also play a protumorigenic role, namely, through IFN-γ signaling insensitivity, downregulation of major histocompatibility complexes, and upregulation of indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase and of checkpoint inhibitors, as programmed cell-death ligand 1...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776088/how-nonuniform-contact-profiles-of-t-cell-receptors-modulate-thymic-selection-outcomes
#9
Hanrong Chen, Arup K Chakraborty, Mehran Kardar
T cell receptors (TCRs) bind foreign or self-peptides attached to major histocompatibility complex (MHC) molecules, and the strength of this interaction determines T cell activation. Optimizing the ability of T cells to recognize a diversity of foreign peptides yet be tolerant of self-peptides is crucial for the adaptive immune system to properly function. This is achieved by selection of T cells in the thymus, where immature T cells expressing unique, stochastically generated TCRs interact with a large number of self-peptide-MHC; if a TCR does not bind strongly enough to any self-peptide-MHC, or too strongly with at least one self-peptide-MHC, the T cell dies...
March 2018: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774024/quantification-of-hla-dm-dependent-major-histocompatibility-complex-of-class-ii-immunopeptidomes-by-the-peptide-landscape-antigenic-epitope-alignment-utility
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Miguel Álvaro-Benito, Eliot Morrison, Esam T Abualrous, Benno Kuropka, Christian Freund
The major histocompatibility complex of class II (MHCII) immunopeptidome represents the repertoire of antigenic peptides with the potential to activate CD4+ T cells. An understanding of how the relative abundance of specific antigenic epitopes affects the outcome of T cell responses is an important aspect of adaptive immunity and offers a venue to more rationally tailor T cell activation in the context of disease. Recent advances in mass spectrometric instrumentation, computational power, labeling strategies, and software analysis have enabled an increasing number of stratified studies on HLA ligandomes, in the context of both basic and translational research...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773669/unresolved-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-engenders-immune-resistant-latent-pancreatic-cancer-metastases
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Arnaud Pommier, Naishitha Anaparthy, Nicoletta Memos, Z Larkin Kelley, Alizée Gouronnec, Ran Yan, Cédric Auffray, Jean Albrengues, Mikala Egeblad, Christine A Iacobuzio-Donahue, Scott K Lyons, Douglas T Fearon
The majority of patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA) develop metastatic disease after resection of their primary tumor. We found that livers from patients and mice with PDA harbor single, disseminated cancer cells (DCCs) lacking expression of cytokeratin-19 (CK19) and major histocompatibility complex class I (MHCI). We created a mouse model to determine how these DCCs develop. Intra-portal injection of immunogenic PDA cells into pre-immunized mice seeded livers only with single, non-replicating DCCs that were CK19- and MHCI- The DCCs exhibited an endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress response but, paradoxically lacked both inositol-requiring enzyme 1α activation and expression of the spliced form of transcription factor XBP1 (XBP1s)...
May 17, 2018: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772523/mhc-b-haplotypes-impact-susceptibility-and-resistance-to-rsv-a-infection
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Vishwa Mohini Khare, Vishesh Kumar Saxena, Alka Tomar, Karam Pal Singh, Kunwar Bahadur Singh, Amit Kumar Tiwari
We investigated the impact of haplotype of major histocompatibility complex (MHC)-B on the outcome of infection of Synthetic Dam Line (SDL) broiler strain with Rous Sarcoma Virus (RSV). Genomic analysis of MHC-B haplotypes, revealed a total of 12 known standard haplotypes that constituted to twenty-five different genotypes and one new haplotype of 217 bp size, designated BX . The inoculation of RSV-A in SDL chicks resulted in the development of tumors of progressive or regressive phenotypes with varying tumor profile index (TPI)...
June 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Elite Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770136/cd3%C3%AE%C2%B5-expression-defines-functionally-distinct-subsets-of-v%C3%AE-1-t-cells-in-patients-with-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infection
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Pádraic J Dunne, Christina O Maher, Michael Freeley, Katie Dunne, Andreea Petrasca, Judy Orikiiriza, Margaret R Dunne, Derval Reidy, Siobhan O'Dea, Aisling Loy, Jim Woo, Aideen Long, Thomas R Rogers, Fiona Mulcahy, Derek G Doherty
Human γδ T cells expressing the Vδ1 T cell receptor (TCR) recognize self and microbial antigens and stress-inducible molecules in a major histocompatibility complex-unrestricted manner and are an important source of innate interleukin (IL)-17. Vδ1 T cells are expanded in the circulation and intestines of patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. In this study, we show that patients with HIV have elevated frequencies, but not absolute numbers, of circulating Vδ1 T cells compared to control subjects...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769526/a-whole-genome-sequence-study-identifies-genetic-risk-factors-for-neuromyelitis-optica
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Karol Estrada, Christopher W Whelan, Fengmei Zhao, Paola Bronson, Robert E Handsaker, Chao Sun, John P Carulli, Tim Harris, Richard M Ransohoff, Steven A McCarroll, Aaron G Day-Williams, Benjamin M Greenberg, Daniel G MacArthur
Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) is a rare autoimmune disease that affects the optic nerve and spinal cord. Most NMO patients ( > 70%) are seropositive for circulating autoantibodies against aquaporin 4 (NMO-IgG+). Here, we meta-analyze whole-genome sequences from 86 NMO cases and 460 controls with genome-wide SNP array from 129 NMO cases and 784 controls to test for association with SNPs and copy number variation (total N = 215 NMO cases, 1244 controls). We identify two independent signals in the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) region associated with NMO-IgG+, one of which may be explained by structural variation in the complement component 4 genes...
May 16, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769397/larval-thymectomy-of-xenopus-laevis
#15
Sara Mashoof, Breanna Breaux, Michael F Criscitiello
In jawed vertebrates from sharks to mammals, the thymus is the primary (or central) lymphoid tissue where T cells develop and mature. The particular stromal cell types, cytokine environment, and tissue organization in the thymus are essential for V(D)J recombination, positive selection for major histocompatibility complex recognition, and negative selection against self-peptide recognition of most αβ T cells. The thymectomy operation on Xenopus tadpole larva described here creates a T-cell-deficient model suitable for many immunology studies...
May 16, 2018: Cold Spring Harbor Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769317/lysophospholipids-induce-innate-immune-transdifferentiation-of-endothelial-cells-resulting-in-prolonged-endothelial-activation
#16
Xinyuan Li, Luqiao Wang, Pu Fang, Yu Sun, Xiaohua Jiang, Hong Wang, Xiao-Feng Yang
Innate immune cells express danger-associated molecular pattern (DAMP) receptors, T-cell co-stimulation/co-inhibition receptors, and the major histocompatibility complex II (MHC-II). We have recently proposed that endothelial cells can serve as innate immune cells, but the molecular mechanisms involved still await discovery. Here, we investigated whether human aortic endothelial cells (HAECs) could be transdifferentiated into innate immune cells by exposing them to hyperlipidemia-upregulated DAMP molecules, i...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769311/tumor-associated-calreticulin-variants-functionally-compromise-the-peptide-loading-complex-and-impair-its-recruitment-of-mhc-i
#17
Najla Arshad, Peter Cresswell
Major histocompatibility complex-I-β2 m dimers (MHC-I) bind peptides derived from intracellular proteins, enabling the immune system to distinguish between normal cells and those expressing pathogen-derived or mutant proteins. The peptides bind to MHC-I in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER), and this binding is facilitated by the peptide-loading complex (PLC), which contains calreticulin (CRT). CRT associates with MHC-I via a conserved glycan present on MHC-I and recruits it to the PLC for peptide binding. Somatic frameshift mutations in CRT (CRT-FS) drive the proliferation of a subset of myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs), which are chronic blood tumors...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766368/systemic-contact-dermatitis
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REVIEW
Marcella Aquino, Greg Rosner
Systemic contact dermatitis (SCD) traditionally refers to a skin condition where an individual who is cutaneously sensitized to an allergen will subsequently react to that same allergen or a cross reacting allergen via a different route. It occurs to allergens including metals, medications, and foods. The exact pathophysiology underlying this disease remains unknown, although it appears to be mediated by type 4 hypersensitivity reactions and possibly type 3 hypersensitivity reactions. The p-I concept (pharmacologic interaction with immunoreceptors) hypothesized that drugs are able to bind directly to a T cell receptor without first being presented by MHC (major histocompatibility complex) molecules and without prior metabolism, which would help explain why SCD can be seen on first exposure to medications...
May 15, 2018: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765991/immune-response-and-evasion-mechanisms-of-plasmodium-falciparum-parasites
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REVIEW
Esmael Besufikad Belachew
Malaria causes approximately 212 million cases and 429 thousand deaths annually. Plasmodium falciparum is responsible for the vast majority of deaths (99%) than others. The virulence of P. falciparum is mostly associated with immune response-evading ability. It has different mechanisms to evade both Anopheles mosquito and human host immune responses. Immune-evading mechanisms in mosquito depend mainly on the Pfs47 gene that inhibits Janus kinase-mediated activation. Host complement factor also protects human complement immune attack of extracellular gametes in Anopheles mosquito midgut...
2018: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765375/functional-alleles-of-chicken-bg-genes-members-of-the-butyrophilin-gene-family-in-peripheral-t-cells
#20
Lei Chen, Michaela Fakiola, Karen Staines, Colin Butter, Jim Kaufman
γδ T cells recognize a wide variety of ligands in mammals, among them members of the butyrophilin (BTN) family. Nothing is known about γδ T cell ligands in chickens, despite there being many such cells in blood and lymphoid tissues, as well as in mucosal surfaces. The major histocompatibility complex (MHC) of chickens was discovered because of polymorphic BG genes, part of the BTN family. All but two BG genes are located in the BG region, oriented head-to-tail so that unequal crossing-over has led to copy number variation (CNV) as well as hybrid (chimeric) genes, making it difficult to identify true alleles...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
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