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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526683/autoreactivity-to-sulfatide-by-human-invariant-nkt-cells
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Annelein M Stax, Jessica Tuengel, Enrico Girardi, Naoki Kitano, Lenka L Allan, Victor Liu, Dongjun Zheng, William J Panenka, Joren Guillaume, Chi-Huey Wong, Serge van Calenbergh, Dirk M Zajonc, Peter van den Elzen
Invariant NKT (iNKT) cells are innate-like lymphocytes that recognize lipid Ags presented by CD1d. The prototypical Ag, α-galactosylceramide, strongly activates human and mouse iNKT cells, leading to the assumption that iNKT cell physiology in human and mouse is similar. In this article, we report the surprising finding that human, but not mouse, iNKT cells directly recognize myelin-derived sulfatide presented by CD1d. We propose that sulfatide is recognized only by human iNKT cells because of the unique positioning of the 3-O-sulfated β-galactose headgroup...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490813/leptin-receptor-antagonism-of-inkt-cell-function-a-novel-strategy-to-combat-multiple-myeloma
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M Favreau, E Menu, D Gaublomme, K Vanderkerken, S Faict, K Maes, E De Bruyne, S Govindarajan, M Drennan, S Van Calenbergh, X Leleu, L Zabeau, J Tavernier, K Venken, D Elewaut
A hallmark of bone marrow changes with aging is the increase in adipocyte composition, but how this impacts development of multiple myeloma (MM) is unknown. Here, we report the role of the adipokine leptin as master regulator of anti-myeloma tumor immunity by modulating the invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cell function. A marked increase in serum leptin levels and leptin receptor (LR) expression on iNKT cells in MM patients and the 5T33 murine MM model was observed. MM cells and leptin synergistically counteracted anti-tumor functionality of both murine and human iNKT cells...
May 11, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486236/human-invariant-natural-killer-t-cells-respond-to-antigen-presenting-cells-exposed-to-lipids-from-olea-europaea-pollen
#3
Beatriz Abos Gracia, Juan López Relaño, Ana Revilla, Lourdes Castro, Mayte Villalba, Beatriz Martín Adrados, Jose Ramon Regueiro, Edgar Fernández-Malavé, Eduardo Martínez Naves, Manuel Gómez Del Moral
BACKGROUND: Allergic sensitization might be influenced by the lipids present in allergens, which can be recognized by natural killer T (NKT) cells on antigen-presenting cells (APCs). The aim of this study was to analyze the effect of olive pollen lipids in human APCs, including monocytes as well as monocyte-derived macrophages (Mϕ) and dendritic cells (DCs). METHODS: Lipids were extracted from olive (Olea europaea) pollen grains. Invariant (i)NKT cells, monocytes, Mϕ, and DCs were obtained from buffy coats of healthy blood donors, and their cell phenotype was determined by flow cytometry...
May 10, 2017: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483562/the-role-of-inkt-cells-on-the-phenotypes-of-allergic-airways-in-a-mouse-model
#4
Lennart K A Lundblad, Nazey Gülec, Matthew E Poynter, Victoria L DeVault, Oliver Dienz, Jonathan E Boyson, Nirav Daphtary, Minara Aliyeva, Jennifer L Ather, Felix Scheuplein, Robert Schaub
iNKT cells and mast cells have both been implicated in the syndrome of allergic asthma through their activation-induced release of Th2 type cytokines and secretion of histamine and other mediators, respectively, which can promote airways hyperresponsiveness (AHR) to agents such as methacholine. However, a mechanistic link between iNKT cells and mast cell recruitment or activation has never been explored. Our objective was to determine whether iNKT cells are necessary for the recruitment of mast cells and if iNKT cells can influence the acute allergen induced bronchoconstriction (AIB) caused by mast cell mediator release...
May 5, 2017: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477190/il-9-production-by-nonconventional-t-helper-cells
#5
Silvia C P Almeida, Luis Graca
IL-9 is a pro-inflammatory cytokine implicated in certain immune-mediated diseases where chronic or acute inflammation of the mucosa plays an important role. Although initially described as being produced by what was then thought to be Th2 cells, it was later described that specialized lymphocyte populations are involved in IL-9 production. In addition to the classical Th9 effector (subset of CD4+ T cells), IL-9 is also produced by nonconventional lymphocytes, namely invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cells and innate lymphoid cells (ILCs)...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465341/invariant-nkt-cells-contribute-to-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-surveillance-and-prognosis
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Francesca Gorini, Laura Azzimonti, Gloria Delfanti, Lydia Scarfò, Cristina Scielzo, Maria Teresa Bertilaccio, Pamela Ranghetti, Alessandro Gulino, Claudio Doglioni, Arianna Di Napoli, Miriam Capri, Claudio Franceschi, Federico Caligaris-Cappio, Paolo Ghia, Matteo Bellone, Paolo Dellabona, Giulia Casorati, Claudia de Lalla
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is characterized by the expansion of malignant CD5(+) B lymphocytes in blood, bone marrow and lymphoid organs. CD1d-restricted invariant Natural Killer T (iNKT) cells are innate-like T lymphocytes strongly implicated in tumor surveillance. We investigated the impact of iNKT cells in the natural history of the disease both in Eμ;-Tcl1 (Tcl1) CLL mouse model and 68 CLL patients. We found that Tcl1-CLL cells express CD1d and iNKT cells critically delay the disease onset, but become functionally impaired upon disease progression...
May 2, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457923/recent-advances-on-cd4-t-cells-in-atherosclerosis-and-its-implications-for-therapy
#7
Caitríona Grönberg, Jan Nilsson, Maria Wigren
Atherosclerosis is an arterial inflammatory disease and the primary cause of cardiovascular disease. T helper (Th) cells are an important part in atherosclerotic plaque as they can be either disease promoting or protective. A body of evidence points to a pro-atherosclerotic role of Th1 cells, whereas the role of Th2, Th17 and iNKT cells seems more complex and dependent on surrounding factors, including the developmental stage of the disease. Opposed to Th1 cells, there is convincing support for an anti-atherogenic role of Tregs...
April 27, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436935/tnf-superfamily-receptor-ox40-triggers-invariant-nkt-cell-pyroptosis-and-liver-injury
#8
Peixiang Lan, Yihui Fan, Yue Zhao, Xiaohua Lou, Howard P Monsour, Xiaolong Zhang, Yongwon Choi, Yaling Dou, Naoto Ishii, Rafik M Ghobrial, Xiang Xiao, Xian Chang Li
Tissue-resident immune cells play a key role in local and systemic immune responses. The liver, in particular, hosts a large number of invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cells, which are involved in diverse immune responses. However, the mechanisms that regulate survival and homeostasis of liver iNKT cells are poorly defined. Here we have found that liver iNKT cells constitutively express the costimulatory TNF superfamily receptor OX40 and that OX40 stimulation results in massive pyroptotic death of iNKT cells, characterized by the release of potent proinflammatory cytokines that induce liver injury...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419443/loss-of-natural-killer-t-nkt-cells-promotes-pancreatic-cancer-in-lsl-kras-g12d-mice
#9
Naveena B Janakiram, Altaf Mohammed, Taylor Bryant, Rebekah Ritchie, Nicole Stratton, Lydgia Jackson, Stan Lightfoot, Doris M Benbrook, Adam Asch, Mark L Lang, Chinthalapally V Rao
Role of unique T cell population, Natural Killer T (NKT) cells which have similar functions like NK cells in PC is not yet evaluated. In order to address the regulatory roles of NKT cells on tumor progression through tumor-associated macrophages (TAM) and their production of microsomal prostaglandin E synthase-1 (mPGES-1) and 5-lipoxygenase (5-LOX) in (Kras)-driven pancreatic tumor (KPT) progression, we crossed CD1d(-/-) mice deficient in both iNKT and vNKT cells with the Kras(G12D) mice. Loss of NKT cells significantly increased pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia lesions [PanINs] and also increased 5-LOX and mPGES-1 expressions in M2 type macrophages and cancer stem like cells in pancreatic tumors...
April 18, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416503/invariant-natural-killer-t-cells-ameliorate-murine-chronic-gvhd-by-expanding-donor-regulatory-t-cells
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Jing Du, Katelyn Paz, Govindarajan Thangavelu, Dominik Schneidawind, Jeanette Baker, Ryan Flynn, Omar Duramad, Colby Feser, Angela Panoskaltsis-Mortari, Robert S Negrin, Bruce R Blazar
Chronic graft-versus-host-disease (cGVHD) can cause multi-organ system disease typically with autoimmune-like features, resulting in high mortality and morbidity due to treatment limitations. Invariant natural killer T cells (iNKTs), a small population characterized by expression of a semi-invariant T-cell receptor, rapidly produce copious amounts of diverse cytokines upon activation that exert potent immune regulatory function. Here, we show that iNKTs are significantly reduced in a cGVHD murine model that recapitulates several aspects of autoimmunity and organ fibrosis observed in cGVHD patients...
April 17, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401935/unique-invariant-natural-killer-t-cells-promote-intestinal-polyps-by-suppressing-th1-immunity-and-promoting-regulatory-t-cells
#11
Y Wang, S Sedimbi, L Löfbom, A K Singh, S A Porcelli, S L Cardell
CD1d-restricted invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cells are known as potent early regulatory cells of immune responses. Besides the established roles in the regulation of inflammation and autoimmune disease, studies have shown that iNKT cells have important roles in tumor surveillance and the control of tumor metastasis. Here we found that the absence of iNKT cells markedly decreased the total number of intestinal polyps in APC(Min/+) mice, a model for colorectal cancer. Polyp iNKT cells were enriched for interleukin-10 (IL-10)- and IL-17-producing cells, showed a distinct phenotype being CD4(+), NK1...
April 12, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396665/negative-checkpoint-regulatory-molecule-2b4-cd244-upregulation-is-associated-with-invariant-natural-killer-t-cell-alterations-and-human-immunodeficiency-virus-disease-progression
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Fareed Ahmad, Esaki M Shankar, Yean K Yong, Hong Y Tan, Gerrit Ahrenstorf, Roland Jacobs, Marie Larsson, Reinhold E Schmidt, Adeeba Kamarulzaman, Abdul W Ansari
The CD1d-restricted invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cells are implicated in innate immune responses against human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). However, the determinants of cellular dysfunction across the iNKT cells subsets are seldom defined in HIV disease. Herein, we provide evidence for the involvement of the negative checkpoint regulator (NCR) 2B4 in iNKT cell alteration in a well-defined cohort of HIV-seropositive anti-retroviral therapy (ART) naïve, ART-treated, and elite controllers (ECs). We report on exaggerated 2B4 expression on iNKT cells of HIV-infected treatment-naïve individuals...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396661/phenotype-of-nk-like-cd8-t-cells-with-innate-features-in-humans-and-their-relevance-in-cancer-diseases
#13
Alice Barbarin, Emilie Cayssials, Florence Jacomet, Nicolas Gonzalo Nunez, Sara Basbous, Lucie Lefèvre, Myriam Abdallah, Nathalie Piccirilli, Benjamin Morin, Vincent Lavoue, Véronique Catros, Eliane Piaggio, André Herbelin, Jean-Marc Gombert
Unconventional T cells are defined by their capacity to respond to signals other than the well-known complex of peptides and major histocompatibility complex proteins. Among the burgeoning family of unconventional T cells, innate-like CD8(+) T cells in the mouse were discovered in the early 2000s. This subset of CD8(+) T cells bears a memory phenotype without having encountered a foreign antigen and can respond to innate-like IL-12 + IL-18 stimulation. Although the concept of innate memory CD8(+) T cells is now well established in mice, whether an equivalent memory NK-like T-cell population exists in humans remains under debate...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373584/invariant-nkt-cell-activation-is-potentiated-by-homotypic-trans-ly108-interactions
#14
Yuriy Baglaenko, Mayra Cruz Tleugabulova, Eric Gracey, Nafiseh Talaei, Kieran Patricia Manion, Nan-Hua Chang, Dario Michael Ferri, Thierry Mallevaey, Joan E Wither
Invariant NKT (iNKT) cells are innate lymphocytes that respond to glycolipids presented by the MHC class Ib molecule CD1d and are rapidly activated to produce large quantities of cytokines and chemokines. iNKT cell development uniquely depends on interactions between double-positive thymocytes that provide key homotypic interactions between signaling lymphocyte activation molecule (SLAM) family members. However, the role of SLAM receptors in the differentiation of iNKT cell effector subsets and activation has not been explored...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373486/diastereomer-specific-quantification-of-bioactive-hexosylceramides-from-bacteria-and-mammals
#15
Johanna von Gerichten, Kerstin Schlosser, Dominic Lamprecht, Ivan Morace, Matthias Eckhardt, Dagmar Wachten, Richard Jennemann, Hermann-Josef Gröne, Matthias Mack, Roger Sandhoff
Mammals synthesize cell-type specifically the diastereomeric hexosylceramides β-galactosylceramide (β-GalCer) and β-glucosylceramide (β-GlcCer), which are involved in several diseases such as sphingolipidosis, diabetes, chronic kidney diseases, or cancer. In contrast Bacteroides fragilis, a member of the human gut microbiome, and the marine sponge Agelas mauritianus produce α-galactosylceramide (α-GalCer), one of the most potent stimulators for iNKT cells. To dissect the contribution of these individual stereoisomers to pathologies, we established a novel HILIC based LC MS(2) method and separate (R > 1...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369855/in-vivo-activation-of-invariant-natural-killer-t-cells-induces-systemic-and-local-alterations-in-t-cell-subsets-prior-to-preterm-birth
#16
Nardhy Gomez-Lopez, Roberto Romero, Marcia Arenas-Hernandez, George Schwenkel, Derek St Louis, Sonia S Hassan, Tara N Mial
Preterm birth, the leading cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality worldwide, is frequently preceded by spontaneous preterm labor, a syndrome of multiple etiologies. Pathological inflammation is causally linked to spontaneous preterm labor. Indeed, direct activation of invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cells via α-galactosylceramide induces preterm labor/birth largely by initiating systemic and local (i.e., decidua and myometrium) innate immune responses. Herein, we investigated whether iNKT-cell activation altered local and systemic T-cell subsets...
April 2, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369682/characterization-and-functional-analysis-of-mouse-semi-invariant-natural-t-cells
#17
Amrendra Kumar, Jelena S Bezbradica, Aleksandar K Stanic, Sebastian Joyce
Semi-invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cells are CD1d-restricted innate-like lymphocytes that recognize lipid agonists. Activated iNKT cells have immunoregulatory properties. Human and mouse iNKT cell functions elicited by different glycolipid agonists are highly conserved, making the mouse an excellent animal model for understanding iNKT cell biology in vivo. This unit describes basic methods for the characterization and quantification (see Basic Protocol 1) and functional analysis of mouse iNKT cells in vivo or in vitro...
April 3, 2017: Current Protocols in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365448/synthesis-and-biological-activities-of-c-glycosides-of-krn-7000-with-novel-ceramide-residues
#18
Ahmad S Altiti, Xiaojing Ma, Lixing Zhang, Yi Ban, Richard W Franck, David R Mootoo
The identification of immunoactive agents for clinical and mechanistic applications is a very active area of research. In this vein, analogues of the potent immunostimulant KRN 7000 with diverse cytokine profiles have attracted considerable attention. These compounds have been shown to activate iNKT cells via presentation by CD1d. Herein, we report on the synthesis and activity for four new C-glycosides of KRN 7000, 11-phenylundecanoyl and 11-p-fluorophenylundecanoyl derivatives of C-KRN 7000, 2,3-bis-epi-C-KRN 7000 and the reverse amide of C-KRN 7000...
March 6, 2017: Carbohydrate Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365328/comparison-of-6b11-mab-and-%C3%AE-galcer-loaded-cd1d-dextramers-for-detection-of-inkt-cells-by-flow-cytometry
#19
Marzena Lenart, Anna Gruca, Anna Mueck, Magdalena Rutkowska-Zapała, Marta Surman, Anna Szaflarska, Krzysztof Kobylarz, Jarosław Baran, Maciej Siedlar
Invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cells are a small population of thymus-derived T cells that are restricted by non-classical MHC class I molecule CD1d and express an evolutionary conserved TCR with an invariant α-chain. The frequency of iNKT cells in peripheral blood is very low, thus, accurate methods to identify and enumerate iNKT cells are needed. The aim of the study was to compare 6B11 mAb or α-GalCer-loaded CD1d dextramers usage in iNKT cell detection. The frequency of CD3(+)CD56(+) lymphocytes is much higher, with statistical significance (p<0,001), than real iNKT cells detected by 6B11 mAb or α-GalCer-loaded CD1d dextramers...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351935/bidirectional-immune-tolerance-in-non-myeloablative-mhc-mismatched-bmt-for-murine-%C3%AE-thalassemia
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Shuyu E, Aman Seth, Peter Vogel, Matt Sommers, Taren Ong, Asha B Pillai
Non-myeloablative conditioning using total lymphoid irradiation (TLI) and rabbit anti-thymocyte serum (ATS) (the murine pre-clinical equivalent of anti-thymocyte globulin/ATG) facilitates immune tolerance after bone marrow transplantation (BMT) across major histocompatibility complex (MHC) disparities and may be a useful strategy for non-malignant disorders. We previously reported that donor effector T cell function and GVHD are regulated via recipient invariant natural killer T cell (iNKT cell) IL-4-driven expansion of donor Foxp3(+) naturally occurring Treg...
March 28, 2017: Blood
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