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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524239/oral-contraceptive-pills-risky-or-protective-in-case-of-trichinella-spiralis-infection
#1
Marwa A Hasby Saad, Dina A Radi, Eiman A Hasby
AIM: to investigate how Trichinella spiralis infection can be affected by contraceptive pills invivo. METHODS: included six groups of female Wistar rats; healthy, Trichinella infected, receiving combined contraceptive pills (COCPs), receiving progestin only pills (POPs), infected receiving COCPs and infected receiving POPs. Parasite burden was measured (two gender worm counts, gravidity, larvae/muscle and RCI). Histopathological examination, immunohistochemical detection of C-kit mast cells & Foxp3+ T-reg...
May 19, 2017: Parasite Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522286/increased-proportions-of-functionally-impaired-regulatory-t-cell-subsets-in-systemic-sclerosis
#2
Emese Ugor, Diána Simon, Giovanni Almanzar, Ramóna Pap, József Najbauer, Péter Németh, Péter Balogh, Martina Prelog, László Czirják, Tímea Berki
Treg abnormalities have been implicated in the pathogenesis of systemic sclerosis (SSc). Treg subpopulations and their cytokines, IL-10 and TGF-β in the peripheral blood of early stage SSc patients were investigated. We hypothesized that epigenetically regulated methylation of the FOXP3 promoter and enhancer regions are altered in Tregs of SSc patients, which might be involved in the T cell imbalance. CD4+CD25+Foxp3+CD127- Treg cells were significantly elevated in patients with diffuse cutaneous SSc and in patients with anti-Scl-70/RNA-Pol-III autoantibody positivity and with lung fibrosis...
May 15, 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521455/kdm3a-promotes-inhibitory-cytokines-secretion-by-participating-in-tlr4-regulation-of-foxp3-transcription-in-lung-adenocarcinoma-cells
#3
Yinan Li, Wei Yang, Bin Wu, Yaqing Liu, Dongbei Li, Yantong Guo, Haiying Fu, Yi Li
Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) is a pattern recognition receptors, a member of the Toll-like receptor family and it serves a role in innate and acquired immunity. It has previously been reported that TLR4 was overexpressed in a variety of tumor tissues and cells, including colorectal cancer, gastric cancer and ovarian cancer. In the tumor microenvironment, the TLR4 signaling pathway may be activated in order to upregulate forkhead box P3 (Foxp3) expression in regulatory T cells (Tregs), and thus enhance the immunosuppressive function of Tregs...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521292/tumor-infiltrating-immune-cells-and-prognosis-in-gastric-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#4
Wen Jiang, Ke Liu, Qing Guo, Ji Cheng, Liming Shen, Yinghao Cao, Jing Wu, Jianguo Shi, Heng Cao, Bo Liu, Kaixiong Tao, Guobin Wang, Kailin Cai
Tumor-infiltrating immune cells are a pivotal component of the tumor microenvironment (TME), but their indicative role remains poorly defined. A meta-analysis was performed to reveal the prognostic efficiency of tumor-infiltrating immune cells in gastric cancer (GC). By searching PubMed and Embase, we identified a total of 35 eligible articles that involved 4888 patients. Random or fixed effect models were employed to extract pooled hazard ratios (HRs) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs). Our results indicated that high CD3+ lymphocyte infiltration in all the locations (AG), the tumor nest (TN), and the tumor stroma (TS) predicted better overall survival (OS) (HR=0...
May 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512288/lactic-acid-bacteria-specific-induction-of-cd4-foxp3-t-cells-ameliorates-shrimp-tropomyosin-induced-allergic-response-in-mice-via-suppression-of-mtor-signaling
#5
Linglin Fu, Jixiang Peng, Shushu Zhao, Yan Zhang, Xiurong Su, Yanbo Wang
The beneficial effects of probiotics have been described in allergic sensitization and diseases; however, many questions remain unanswered, such as characteristics of the most effective strains in modulation of allergic responses and how orally administered probiotics affect the systemic immune system. In the present work, oral administration of five lactic acid bacteria strains showed variable effects on protection against the allergic reaction in a mouse model of food allergy to shrimp tropomyosin (ST). The most effective anti-allergic strain, Bacillus coagulans 09...
May 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506261/a-possible-role-of-low-regulatory-t-cells-in-anti-acetylcholine-receptor-antibody-positive-myasthenia-gravis-after-bone-marrow-transplantation
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Masahiko Fukatsu, Takenobu Murakami, Hiroshi Ohkawara, Shunichi Saito, Kazuhiko Ikeda, Suguru Kadowaki, Itaru Sasaki, Mari Segawa, Tomoko Soeda, Akihiko Hoshi, Hiroshi Takahashi, Akiko Shichishima-Nakamura, Kazuei Ogawa, Yoshihiro Sugiura, Hitoshi Ohto, Yasuchika Takeishi, Takayuki Ikezoe, Yoshikazu Ugawa
BACKGROUND: Chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) appears several months following allogenic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) and is clinically analogous to autoimmune disorder. Polymyositis is a common neuromuscular disorder in chronic GVHD, but myasthenia gravis (MG) is extremely rare. Hence, its pathophysiology and treatment have not been elucidated. CASE PRESENTATION: A 63-year-old man with a history of chronic GVHD presented with ptosis, dropped head, and dyspnea on exertion, which had worsened over the previous several months...
May 15, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504697/the-transcriptional-coactivator-taz-regulates-reciprocal-differentiation-of-th17-cells-and-treg-cells
#7
Jing Geng, Shujuan Yu, Hao Zhao, Xiufeng Sun, Xun Li, Ping Wang, Xiaolin Xiong, Lixin Hong, Changchuan Xie, Jiahui Gao, Yiran Shi, Jiaqi Peng, Randy L Johnson, Nengming Xiao, Linrong Lu, Jiahuai Han, Dawang Zhou, Lanfen Chen
An imbalance in the lineages of immunosuppressive regulatory T cells (Treg cells) and the inflammatory TH17 subset of helper T cells leads to the development of autoimmune and/or inflammatory disease. Here we found that TAZ, a coactivator of TEAD transcription factors of Hippo signaling, was expressed under TH17 cell-inducing conditions and was required for TH17 differentiation and TH17 cell-mediated inflammatory diseases. TAZ was a critical co-activator of the TH17-defining transcription factor RORγt. In addition, TAZ attenuated Treg cell development by decreasing acetylation of the Treg cell master regulator Foxp3 mediated by the histone acetyltransferase Tip60, which targeted Foxp3 for proteasomal degradation...
May 15, 2017: Nature Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504580/intragastric-administration-of-lactobacillus-casei-bl23-induces-regulatory-foxp3-ror%C3%AE-t-t-cells-subset-in-mice
#8
N G Cortes-Perez, D Lozano-Ojalvo, M A Maiga, S Hazebrouck, K Adel-Patient
Many studies have highlighted the immunomodulatory properties of the probiotic strain Lactobacillus casei BL23. Recently, we demonstrated the ability of this strain to modulate the Th2-oriented immune response in a mouse model of cow's milk allergy based on the induction of a Th17-biased immune response. The probiotic function of L. casei has been also linked to gut-microbiota modifications which could been potentially involved in the immune regulation; however, its precise mechanism of action remains poorly understood...
May 15, 2017: Beneficial Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504276/targeted-calcium-influx-boosts-cytotoxic-t-lymphocyte-function-in-the-tumour-microenvironment
#9
Kyun-Do Kim, Seyeon Bae, Tara Capece, Hristina Nedelkovska, Rafael G de Rubio, Alan V Smrcka, Chang-Duk Jun, Woojin Jung, Byeonghak Park, Tae-Il Kim, Minsoo Kim
Adoptive cell transfer utilizing tumour-targeting cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) is one of the most effective immunotherapies against haematological malignancies, but significant clinical success has not yet been achieved in solid tumours due in part to the strong immunosuppressive tumour microenvironment. Here, we show that suppression of CTL killing by CD4(+)CD25(+)Foxp3(+) regulatory T cell (Treg) is in part mediated by TGFβ-induced inhibition of inositol trisphosphate (IP3) production, leading to a decrease in T cell receptor (TCR)-dependent intracellular Ca(2+) response...
May 15, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503202/stabilization-of-foxp3-expression-by-crispr-dcas9-based-epigenome-editing-in-mouse-primary-t-cells
#10
Masahiro Okada, Mitsuhiro Kanamori, Kazue Someya, Hiroko Nakatsukasa, Akihiko Yoshimura
BACKGROUND: Epigenome editing is expected to manipulate transcription and cell fates and to elucidate the gene expression mechanisms in various cell types. For functional epigenome editing, assessing the chromatin context-dependent activity of artificial epigenetic modifier is required. RESULTS: In this study, we applied clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)-dCas9-based epigenome editing to mouse primary T cells, focusing on the Forkhead box P3 (Foxp3) gene locus, a master transcription factor of regulatory T cells (Tregs)...
2017: Epigenetics & Chromatin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502680/semaphorin-3a-is-a-key-player-in-the-pathogenesis-of-asthma
#11
Ronen Cozacov, Katlin Halasz, Tharwat Haj, Zahava Vadasz
Immune semaphorins are key players in regulating immune mediated inflammation. Semaphorin3A (sema3A) a secreted and membrane bound member of this family, is well reported for its properties in maintaining self-tolerance. Semaphorin3A was recognized to be a marker for T-regulatory cells (Tregs), and as such is a useful tool for assessing the status of these cells in preventing immune mediated diseases. This study was designed aiming to evaluate how sema3A is possibly involved in bronchial asthma. Here, we found sema3A serum levels and the expression of sema3A on Tregs significantly lower in patients with moderate to severe asthma when compared to healthy individuals...
May 11, 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502133/t-regulatory-cells-response-to-allergen-specific-immunotherapy-in-patients-with-allergic-airway-diseases-a-prospective-study
#12
Raghdaa A Ramadan, Emad A Morad, Mohamed El-Shabrawy
Forkhead box P3 (FoxP3) T regulatory (Treg) cells modulate the immune system by blocking other types of T-cells. They maintain tolerance to self-antigens and help in inducing tolerance to foreign antigens. A deregulation of FoxP3 Tregs seems to play an important role in allergic disorders. The aim of this work was to study the response of FoxP3 Treg cells and their FoxP3 expression in patients, attending the Allergy Unit and the Chest Outpatient Clinic, Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University, with allergic airway diseases, before and 1 year after receiving subcutaneous allergen specific immunotherapy (SIT)...
June 2016: Egyptian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502089/association-between-cytokine-profile-and-transcription-factors-produced-by-t-cells-subsets-in-early-and-late-onset-preeclampsia
#13
Vanessa R Ribeiro, Mariana Romao-Veiga, Graziela G Romagnoli, Mariana L Matias, Priscila R Nunes, Vera Therezinha M Borges, Jose C Peracoli, Maria Terezinha S Peracoli
Preeclampsia (PE) is an obstetric pathology characterized by abnormal activation of the innate and adaptive immune system dependent on the imbalance of T helper subsets. The present study aimed to evaluate the gene and protein expression of Th1/Th2/Th17/Treg T-cell transcription factors in peripheral blood lymphocytes from pregnant women with PE employing RT-qPCR and flow cytometry techniques, as well as the cytokine profile produced by these CD4(+) T cell subsets in the plasma of pregnant women with PE, classified in early-onset PE (n=20), late-onset PE (n=20) and normotensive pregnant women (n=20)...
May 14, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501765/enhanced-sublingual-immunotherapy-by-tat-fused-recombinant-allergen-in-a-murine-rhinitis-model
#14
Farhad Salari, Fatemeh Vahedi, Abdol-Reza Varasteh, Hanieh Ketabdar, Jamshidkhan Chamani, Mojtaba Sankian
Allergen-specific sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) is well known as an effective and non-invasive route to induce allergy desensitization. The goal of this study was to investigate whether a TAT-fused recombinant allergen could enhance SLIT efficacy. BALB/c mice sensitized to the main allergen (Che a 3) of Chenopodium album pollen were treated sublingually either with rChe a 3 (100μg/dose) or rTAT-Che a 3 (100μg/dose), two times per week for eight weeks. SLIT with rTAT-Che a 3 led to significantly greater allergen-specific IgG2a than rChe a 3; however, neither rTAT-Che a 3 nor rChe a 3 affected allergen-specific IgE or IgG1 antibody levels...
May 11, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499885/the-role-of-gilz-in-modulation-of-adaptive-immunity-in-a-murine-model-of-myocardial-infarction
#15
Babak Baban, Lin Yin, Xu Qin, Jun Yao Liu, Xingming Shi, Mahmood S Mozaffari
Myocardial infarction (MI) is associated with intense immune and inflammatory responses which contribute to tissue injury. Increasing evidence indicates that the glucocorticoid-induced leucine zipper (GILZ) protein suppresses immune and inflammatory responses. However, the status of and the role of GILZ in MI are not known. We tested the hypotheses that a) MI reduces cardiac GILZ associated with intense inflammation and cell death and b) intramyocardial GILZ delivery confers cardioprotection in association with increased Tregs and suppression of inflammation...
May 10, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497863/ctla-4-expressed-by-foxp3-treg-cells-prevents-inflammatory-tissue-attack-and-not-t-cell-priming-in-arthritis
#16
Katrin Klocke, Rikard Holmdahl, Kajsa Wing
Cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen 4 (CTLA-4)-mediated regulation of already tolerized autoreactive T cells is critical for understanding autoimmune responses. While defects in CTLA-4 contribute to abnormal FOXP3(+) regulatory T cell (Treg) function in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) its role in autoreactive T cells remains elusive. We studied immunity towards the dominant collagen type-II (CII) T cell epitope in collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) both in the heterologous setting and in the autologous setting where CII is mutated at position E266D in mouse cartilage...
May 12, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496193/exendin-4-exhibits-enhanced-anti-tumor-effects-in-diabetic-mice
#17
Lan He, Priscilla T Y Law, Chun Kwok Wong, Juliana C N Chan, Paul K S Chan
Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is associated with increased risk of cancers. In this connection, we previously demonstrated the promoting effect of diabetes on HPV-associated carcinogenesis using a xenograft model in db/db diabetic mice. The underlying mechanism of this observation might be partly contributed by dysregulated immune response in diabetes. In this study, we hypothesized that the impaired anti-tumor immune response in diabetic status could be modulated by exendin-4, a glucagon-like protein receptor agonist which exhibits anti-diabetic effects...
May 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494867/essential-roles-of-satb1-in-specifying-t-lymphocyte-subsets
#18
Kiyokazu Kakugawa, Satoshi Kojo, Hirokazu Tanaka, Wooseok Seo, Takaho A Endo, Yohko Kitagawa, Sawako Muroi, Mari Tenno, Nighat Yasmin, Yoshinori Kohwi, Shimon Sakaguchi, Terumi Kowhi-Shigematsu, Ichiro Taniuchi
T cell receptor (TCR) signaling by MHC class I and II induces thymocytes to acquire cytotoxic and helper fates via the induction of Runx3 and ThPOK transcription factors, respectively. The mechanisms by which TCR signaling is translated into transcriptional programs for each cell fate remain elusive. Here, we show that, in post-selection thymocytes, a genome organizer, SATB1, activates genes for lineage-specifying factors, including ThPOK, Runx3, CD4, CD8, and Treg factor Foxp3, via regulating enhancers in these genes in a locus-specific manner...
May 9, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493494/stat3-promotes-bone-fracture-healing-by-enhancing-the-foxp3-expression-and-the-suppressive-function-of-regulatory-t-cells
#19
Guojing Sun, Zhen Wang, Yunfan Ti, Yicun Wang, Jun Wang, Jianning Zhao, Hongbo Qian
Signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) is a key signaling protein in the skeletal system as well as in the immune system. Accumulating evidence demonstrates that the inflammatory response is deeply involved in the healing process of bone fractures, but how the immune system is regulated during this process is unclear. In this study, we examined STAT3-mediated regulation of immunity in adult patients with closed tibia fracture. In all patients, the expression and activation of STAT3 peaked at around day 7 to day 14 after surgery, and gradually decreased during the rest of the healing period...
May 11, 2017: APMIS: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492364/na-influx-via-orai1-inhibits-intracellular-atp-induced-mtorc2-signaling-to-disrupt-cd4-t-cell-gene-expression-and-differentiation
#20
Yong Miao, Jaya Bhushan, Adish Dani, Monika Vig
T cell effector functions require sustained calcium influx. However, the signaling and phenotypic consequences of non-specific sodium permeation via calcium channels remain unknown. α-SNAP is a crucial component of Orai1 channels, and its depletion disrupts the functional assembly of Orai1 multimers. Here we show that α-SNAP hypomorph, hydrocephalos with hopping gait, Napa(hyh/hyh) mice harbor significant defects in CD4 T cell gene expression and Foxp3 regulatory T cell (Treg) differentiation. Mechanistically, TCR stimulation induced rapid sodium influx in Napa(hyh/hyh) CD4 T cells, which reduced intracellular ATP, [ATP]i...
May 11, 2017: ELife
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