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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938530/cd3xpdl1-bi-specific-t-cell-engager-bite-simultaneously-activates-t-cells-and-nkt-cells-kills-pdl1-tumor-cells-and-extends-the-survival-of-tumor-bearing-humanized-mice
#1
Lucas A Horn, Nicholas G Ciavattone, Ryan Atkinson, Netsanet Woldergerima, Julia Wolf, Virginia K Clements, Pratima Sinha, Munanchu Poudel, Suzanne Ostrand-Rosenberg
Bi-specific T cell engagers (BiTEs) activate T cells through CD3 and target activated T cells to tumor-expressed antigens. BiTEs have shown therapeutic efficacy in patients with liquid tumors; however, they do not benefit all patients. Anti-tumor immunity is limited by Programmed Death 1 (PD1) pathway-mediated immune suppression, and patients who do not benefit from existing BiTES may be non-responders because their T cells are anergized via the PD1 pathway. We have designed a BiTE that activates and targets both T cells and NKT cells to PDL1(+) cells...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934678/establishment-of-cell-line-with-nk-nkt-phenotype-from-myeloid-nk-cell-acute-leukemia
#2
A Darji, N Desai, R Modi, B Khamar, S Rajkumar
Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) is the most common malignancy in adults with a 5-year survival rate of 27% of the total affected population. For effective treatment and new drug discovery, cell lines are considered as a very important tool. Here we report an establishment of a continuous human cell line AML-004 with a hypo-diploid chromosome 44 and presence of both NK/NKT phenotypes. The cell line was isolated from the blood sample of myeloid NK cell acute leukemia patients and extensively characterized by flow cytometery, morphology, and cytogentic analysis...
September 13, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933361/lysosomal-storage-disorders-and-malignancy
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REVIEW
Gregory M Pastores, Derralynn A Hughes
Lysosomal storage disorders (LSDs) are infrequent to rare conditions caused by mutations that lead to a disruption in the usual sequential degradation of macromolecules or their transit within the cell. Gaucher disease (GD), a lipidosis, is among the most common LSD, with an estimated incidence of 1 in 40,000 among the Caucasian, non-Jewish population. Studies have indicated an increased frequency of polyclonal and monoclonal gammopathy among patients with GD. It has been shown that two major sphingolipids that accumulate in GD, namely, β-glucosylceramide 22:0 (βGL1-22) and glucosylsphingosine (LGL1), can be recognized by a distinct subset of CD1d-restricted human and murine type II natural killer T (NKT) cells...
February 27, 2017: Diseases (Basel)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932640/co-delivery-of-the-nkt-agonist-%C3%AE-galactosylceramide-and-tumor-antigens-to-cross-priming-dendritic-cells-breaks-tolerance-to-self-antigens-and-promotes-antitumor-responses
#4
Reem Ghinnagow, Julie De Meester, Luis Javier Cruz, Caroline Aspord, Stéphanie Corgnac, Elodie Macho-Fernandez, Daphnée Soulard, Josette Fontaine, Laurence Chaperot, Julie Charles, Fabrice Soncin, Fathia Mami-Chouaib, Joel Plumas, Christelle Faveeuw, François Trottein
Vaccines designed to abrogate the tolerance of tumor self-antigens and amplify cytotoxic CD8(+) T cells (CTLs) have promise for the treatment of cancer. Type I natural killer (NKT) cells have attracted considerable interest in the cancer therapy field. In the current study, we have exploited the unique ability of NKT cells to serve as T-helper cells to license dendritic cells (DCs) for cross priming with the aim to generate efficient CTL antitumor responses. To this end, we designed a nanoparticle-based vaccine to target cross-priming DCs via the Clec9a endocytic pathway...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926522/bos-is-associated-with-increased-cytotoxic-proinflammatory-cd8-t-nkt-like-and-nk-cells-in-the-small-airways
#5
Greg Hodge, Sandra Hodge, Aeneas Yeo, Phan Nguyen, Emily Hopkins, Chien-Li Holmes-Liew, Paul N Reynolds, Mark Holmes
BACKGROUND: Immunosuppression therapy after lung transplantation fails to prevent bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS) in many patients, primarily a disease of the small airways. We have reported that BOS is associated with a lack of suppression of cytotoxic mediators, and proinflammatory cytokines, in peripheral blood T, NKT-like (particularly CD8+) and NK cells. We also showed a loss of glucocorticoid receptor (GCR) in proinflammatory lymphocytes after transplant. It is unknown whether these proinflammatory lymphocytes target the small and/or large airways in BOS...
October 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888485/immunobiology-of-the-il-15-il-15r%C3%AE-complex-as-an-antitumor-and-antiviral-agent
#6
REVIEW
Yin Guo, Liming Luan, Naeem K Patil, Edward R Sherwood
Interleukin (IL)-15 is essential for natural killer (NK), NKT and memory (m) CD8(+) T cell development and function, and is currently under investigation as an immunotherapeutic agent for the treatment of cancer. Recently, the creation of IL-15 superagonist by complexing IL-15 and its high affinity receptor alpha (IL-15 Rα) in solution, inspired by the natural trans-presentation of IL-15, advances the potential of IL-15-based tumor immunotherapy. IL-15 superagonist shows promising advantages over monomeric IL-15 such as sustaining high circulating concentrations due to prolonged half-life and more potently stimulating NK and CD8(+) T effector lymphocytes...
September 1, 2017: Cytokine & Growth Factor Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882560/plan-b-cell-in-atherosclerosis
#7
Meritxell Nus, Dimitrios Tsiantoulas, Ziad Mallat
Atherosclerosis is a leading cause of death worldwide. It is a complex chronic inflammatory disease involving interactions between vascular, circulating and immune cells. B cells play an important role in chronic inflammation producing antibodies and regulating T and natural killer (NKT) cell activation. The role of B cells in atherosclerosis is complex, with atherogenic and protective roles assigned for distinct B cell subsets. Drugs that deplete B cells or modulate their functions are now used in the treatment of various autoimmune diseases in humans...
September 4, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878768/natural-igm-and-tlr-agonists-switch-murine-splenic-pan-b-to-regulatory-cells-that-suppress-ischemia-induced-innate-inflammation-via-regulating-nkt-1-cells
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Peter I Lobo, Kailo H Schlegel, Amandeep Bajwa, Liping Huang, Mark D Okusa
Natural IgM anti-leukocyte autoantibodies (IgM-ALAs) inhibit inflammation by several mechanisms. Here, we show that pan-B cells and bone marrow-derived dendritic cells (BMDCs) are switched to regulatory cells when pretreated ex vivo with IgM. B cells are also switched to regulatory cells when pretreated ex vivo with CpG but not with LPS. Pre-emptive infusion of such ex vivo induced regulatory cells protects C57BL/6 mice from ischemia-induced acute kidney injury (AKI) via regulation of in vivo NKT-1 cells, which normally amplify the innate inflammatory response to DAMPS released after reperfusion of the ischemic kidney...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872688/liposomal-%C3%AE-galactosylceramide-is-taken-up-by-gut-associated-lymphoid-tissue-and-stimulates-local-and-systemic-immune-responses
#9
Kan Kaneko, Arlene McDowell, Yasuyuki Ishii, Sarah Hook
OBJECTIVES: α-Galactosylceramide (α-GalCer), a synthetic glycosphingolipid that exhibits potent immunostimulatory effects through activation of natural killer T (NKT) cells, can be used to treat conditions such as atopy, cancer, infection and autoimmunity. Administration of therapeutics through the oral route has advantages such as patient convenience, safety and reduced cost; however, there has been little research to investigate whether oral delivery of α-GalCer is possible. The aim of this study was therefore to determine whether α-GalCer formulated in either DMSO/Tween 80 or in liposomes, could access lymphoid tissue and stimulate immune activation following oral administration...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866066/the-quantitative-and-functional-changes-of-post-operative-pb-immune-cell-subsets-relate-to-sah-patients-prognosis-a-preliminary-study
#10
Yugang Jiang, Yu Zhou, Yong Peng, Mingming Zhang
OBJECTIVE: It has been suggested that the preoperative (PRE) and postoperative (POST) immune system alteration triggered by aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) and surgical treatment itself may affect patients' prognosis and contribute to postoperative complications. The mechanisms maybe attributed to immune-suppression triggered infection or immune-overreaction triggered aseptic inflammation. In this study, we investigated the dynamic changes in peripheral immune cell subsets as well as the alterations of inflammatory cytokines in aneurysmal SAH patients who received craniotomy and clipping surgery...
August 30, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864944/induction-of-antitumor-response-to-fibrosarcoma-by-newcastle-disease-virus-infected-tumor-vaccine
#11
Mai Takamura-Ishii, Takahiro Miura, Takaaki Nakaya, Katsuro Hagiwara
Fibrosarcoma is a locally aggressive malignant tumor with a high recurrence rate, so that wide excisional surgery is necessary for treatment. However, it is often difficult to resect with a sufficient margin of excision at the site of tumor infiltration. Recombinant tumor vaccine therapy is a useful method to induce specific immunity. In this study, we have shown its utility as a candidate for therapy by applying a recombinant Newcastle disease virus (rNDV) tumor vaccine (rNDV-TV). Although the therapeutic effect of similar viruses has been examined in several tumors, the vaccination efficacy against fibrosarcoma has not been demonstrated until now...
September 1, 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863950/the-state-of-t-cells-before-cryopreservation-effects-on-post-thaw-proliferation-and-function
#12
Ying Luo, Peng Wang, Hui Liu, Zhengyan Zhu, Chenglong Li, Yingtang Gao
AIM: We aim to assess the effect of the state of T cells before cryopreservation on the post-thaw proliferative capacity, phenotype and functional response. METHODS: Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) were isolated from a hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patient, and the T cells were frozen during cell culture according to our experimental design. After a period of re-culture, the proliferative capacity of the cryopreserved cells, the expression of T cell surface markers and the secretion of IFN-γ and IL-10 were assayed...
August 29, 2017: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863381/natural-killer-t-cells-in-preeclampsia-an-updated-review
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REVIEW
Vida Hashemi, Sanam Dolati, Arezoo Hosseini, Tohid Gharibi, Shahla Danaii, Mehdi Yousefi
Preeclampsia (PE), as a pregnancy-specific syndrome, has become one of the main causes of maternal and fetal mortality worldwide and is known as a major risk factor for preterm birth. PE is typically characterized by hypertension, significant proteinuria, and an excessive maternal systemic inflammatory response. Recent evidences provide support for the notion that Natural killer T (NKT) cells (a small, but significant immunoregulatory T cell subset of human peripheral blood lymphocytes) play pivotal roles in pregnancy...
August 29, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860937/a-brief-review-of-clinical-trials-involving-manipulation-of-invariant-nkt-cells-as-a-promising-approach-in-future-cancer-therapies
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REVIEW
Małgorzata Waldowska, Agnieszka Bojarska-Junak, Jacek Roliński
In the recent years researchers have put a lot of emphasis on the possible immunotherapeutic strategies able to target tumors. Many studies have proven that the key role in recognition and eradication of cancer cells, both for mice and humans, is being conducted by the invariant natural killer T-cells (NKT). This small subpopulation of lymphocytes can kill other cells, either directly or indirectly, through the natural killer cells' (NK) activation. They can also swiftly release cytokines, causing the involvement of elements of the innate and acquired immune system...
2017: Central-European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856238/reovirus-fast-protein-enhances-vesicular-stomatitis-virus-oncolytic-virotherapy-in-primary-and-metastatic-tumor-models
#15
Fabrice Le Boeuf, Simon Gebremeskel, Nichole McMullen, Han He, Anna L Greenshields, David W Hoskin, John C Bell, Brent Johnston, Chungen Pan, Roy Duncan
The reovirus fusion-associated small transmembrane (FAST) proteins are the smallest known viral fusogens (∼100-150 amino acids) and efficiently induce cell-cell fusion and syncytium formation in multiple cell types. Syncytium formation enhances cell-cell virus transmission and may also induce immunogenic cell death, a form of apoptosis that stimulates immune recognition of tumor cells. These properties suggest that FAST proteins might serve to enhance oncolytic virotherapy. The oncolytic activity of recombinant VSVΔM51 (an interferon-sensitive vesicular stomatitis virus [VSV] mutant) encoding the p14 FAST protein (VSV-p14) was compared with a similar construct encoding GFP (VSV-GFP) in cell culture and syngeneic BALB/c tumor models...
September 15, 2017: Molecular Therapy Oncolytics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852174/activation-of-invariant-natural-killer-t-cells-stimulated-with-microbial-%C3%AE-mannosyl-glycolipids
#16
Michio Shimamura, Masaki Yamamura, Tatsuya Nabeshima, Naoki Kitano, Peter van den Elzen, Hasan Yesilkaya, Peter Andrew, Petr Illarionov
Some synthetic and bacterial glycolipids presented by CD1d specifically activate invariant NKT (iNKT) cells bearing an invariant Vα14-Jα18 (mouse) or Vα24-Jα18 (human) TCR. The antigenic glycolipids identified to date consist of two hydrophobic chains and an α-glycoside in which the 2'-OH group is in the cis orientation toward the anomeric group, namely, either an α-galactoside or an α-glucoside. Several microbial α-mannosyl glycolipids, in which the 2'-OH group is in the trans orientation, were herein examined to establish whether they have potential to activate iNKT cells...
August 29, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28850895/scrutinizing-human-mhc-polymorphism-supertype-analysis-using-poisson-boltzmann-electrostatics-and-clustering
#17
Shahzad Mumtaz, Ian T Nabney, Darren R Flower
Peptide-binding MHC proteins are thought the most variable across the human population; the extreme MHC polymorphism observed is functionally important and results from constrained divergent evolution. MHCs have vital functions in immunology and homeostasis: cell surface MHC class I molecules report cell status to CD8+ T cells, NKT cells and NK cells, thus playing key roles in pathogen defence, as well as mediating smell recognition, mate choice, Adverse Drug Reactions, and transplantation rejection. MHC peptide specificity falls into several supertypes exhibiting commonality of binding...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28848360/inactivated-probiotic-bacillus-coagulans-gbi-30-induces-complex-immune-activating-anti-inflammatory-and-regenerative-markers-in-vitro
#18
Gitte S Jensen, Howard A Cash, Sean Farmer, David Keller
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to document the immune activating and anti-inflammatory effects of inactivated probiotic Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086 (Staimune™) cells on human immune cells in vitro. METHODS: In vitro cultures of human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) from healthy blood donors were treated with inactivated B. coagulans GBI-30, 6086 cells for 24 hours. After incubation, the PBMC were stained with fluorochrome-labeled monoclonal antibodies for CD3, CD56, and CD69 to monitor cellular activation by flow cytometry...
2017: Journal of Inflammation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840534/gut-liver-axis-gut-microbiota-in-shaping-hepatic-innate-immunity
#19
REVIEW
Xunyao Wu, Zhigang Tian
Gut microbiota play an essential role in shaping immune cell responses. The liver was continuously exposed to metabolic products of intestinal commensal bacterial through portal vein and alteration of gut commensal bateria was always associated with increased risk of liver inflammation and autoimmune disease. Considered as a unique immunological organ, the liver is enriched with a large number of innate immune cells. Herein, we summarize the available literature of gut microbiota in shaping the response of hepatic innate immune cells including NKT cells, NK cells, γδ T cells and Kupffer cells during health and disease...
August 22, 2017: Science China. Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838042/the-role-of-infiltrating-immune-cells-in-dysfunctional-adipose-tissue
#20
Tomasz J Guzik, Dominik S Skiba, Rhian M Touyz, David G Harrison
Adipose tissue (AT) dysfunction, characterized by loss of its homeostatic functions, is a hallmark of non-communicable diseases. It is characterized by chronic low-grade inflammation and is observed in obesity, metabolic disorders such as insulin resistance and diabetes. While classically it has been identified by increased cytokine or chemokine expression, such as increased MCP-1, RANTES, IL-6, interferon (IFN) gamma or TNFα, mechanistically, immune cell infiltration is a prominent feature of the dysfunctional AT...
July 1, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
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