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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077649/tcr-clonotype-specific-differences-in-inhibitory-activity-of-hiv-1-cytotoxic-t-cell-clones-is-not-mediated-by-tcr-alone
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Nina C Flerin, Huabiao Chen, Tynisha D Glover, Pedro A Lamothe, Jian Hua Zheng, Justin W Fang, Zaza M Ndhlovu, Evan W Newell, Mark M Davis, Bruce D Walker, Harris Goldstein
: Functional analysis of T cell responses in HIV-infected individuals has indicated that virus-specific CD8(+) T cells with superior antiviral efficacy are well represented in HIV-1 controllers but are rare or absent in HIV-1 progessors. To define the role of individual TCR clonotypes in differential antiviral CD8(+) T cell function, we performed detailed functional and mass cytometric cluster analysis of multiple CD8(+) T cell clones recognizing the identical HLA-B*2705-restricted HIV-1 epitope KK10 (KRWIILGLNK)...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076364/ifn%C3%AE-regulates-activated-v%C3%AE-2-t-cells-through-a-feedback-mechanism-mediated-by-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Karoline Fechter, Akaitz Dorronsoro, Emma Jakobsson, Izaskun Ferrin, Valérie Lang, Pilar Sepulveda, Daniel J Pennington, César Trigueros
γδ T cells play a role in a wide range of diseases such as autoimmunity and cancer. The majority of circulating human γδ T lymphocytes express a Vγ9Vδ2+ (Vδ2+) T cell receptor (TCR) and following activation release pro-inflammatory cytokines. In this study, we show that IFNγ, produced by Vδ2+ cells, activates mesenchymal stem cell (MSC)-mediated immunosupression, which in turn exerts a negative feedback mechanism on γδ T cell function ranging from cytokine production to proliferation. Importantly, this modulatory effect is limited to a short period of time (<24 hours) post-T cell activation, after which MSCs can no longer exert their immunoregulatory capacity...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067900/donor-cd19-car-t-cells-exert-potent-graft-versus-lymphoma-activity-with-diminished-graft-versus-host-activity
#3
Arnab Ghosh, Melody Smith, Scott E James, Marco L Davila, Enrico Velardi, Kimon V Argyropoulos, Gertrude Gunset, Fabiana Perna, Fabiana M Kreines, Emily R Levy, Sophie Lieberman, Hillary V Jay, Andrea Z Tuckett, Johannes L Zakrzewski, Lisa Tan, Lauren F Young, Kate Takvorian, Jarrod A Dudakov, Robert R Jenq, Alan M Hanash, Ana Carolina F Motta, George F Murphy, Chen Liu, Andrea Schietinger, Michel Sadelain, Marcel R M van den Brink
Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) is a potentially curative therapy for hematological malignancies. However, graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) and relapse after allo-HSCT remain major impediments to the success of allo-HSCT. Chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) direct tumor cell recognition of adoptively transferred T cells. CD19 is an attractive CAR target, which is expressed in most B cell malignancies, as well as in healthy B cells. Clinical trials using autologous CD19-targeted T cells have shown remarkable promise in various B cell malignancies...
January 9, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053236/cd8-t-cells-that-coexpress-ror%C3%AE-t-and-t-bet-are-functionally-impaired-and-expand-in-patients-with-distal-bile-duct-cancer
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Stalin Chellappa, Harald Hugenschmidt, Morten Hagness, Saranya Subramani, Espen Melum, Pål Dag Line, Knut-Jørgen Labori, Gro Wiedswang, Kjetil Taskén, Einar Martin Aandahl
CD8(+) T cells that express retinoic acid-related orphan receptor (ROR)γt (TC17 cells) have been shown to promote procarcinogenic inflammation and contribute to a tolerogenic microenvironment in tumors. We investigated their phenotype and functional properties in relationship to the pathogenesis of human distal bile duct cancer (DBDC). DBDC patients had an elevated level of type 17 immune responses and the frequency of CD8(+)RORγt(+) T cells (TC17 cells) was increased in peripheral blood. The CD8(+)RORγt(+) T cells represented a highly activated subset and produced IL-17A in equal amount as CD4(+)RORγt(+) T cells (TH17 cells)...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053234/tcr-signaling-and-cd28-ctla-4-signaling-cooperatively-modulate-t-regulatory-cell-homeostasis
#5
Michael P Holt, George A Punkosdy, Deborah D Glass, Ethan M Shevach
Foxp3(+) T regulatory cells (Tregs), conventional CD4(+)Foxp3(-) T cells, and CD8(+) T cells represent heterogeneous populations composed of naive phenotype (NP, CD44(low)) and memory phenotype (MP, CD44(high)) subpopulations. NP and MP subsets differ in their activation state, contribution to immune function, and capacity to proliferate in vivo. To further understand the factors that contribute to the differential homeostasis of NP/MP subsets, we examined the differential effects of CD28 and CTLA-4 interaction with CD80/CD86, as well as MHC class II-TCR interaction within mouse Treg pools and CD4(+) and CD8(+) T cell pools...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052935/d120-and-k152-within-the-ph-domain-of-t-cell-adapter-skap55-regulate-plasma-membrane-targeting-of-skap55-and-lfa-1-affinity-modulation-in-human-t-lymphocytes
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Amelie Witte, Bernhard Meineke, Jana Sticht, Lars Philipsen, Benno Kuropka, Andreas J Müller, Christian Freund, Burkhart Schraven, Stefanie Kliche
The β2-integrin lymphocyte function-associated antigen-1 (LFA-1) is needed for T cell receptor (TCR) induced activation of LFA-1 to promote T cell adhesion and interaction with antigen presenting cells (APCs). LFA-1-mediated cell-cell interactions are critical for proper T cell differentiation and proliferation. The Src Kinase-Associated Phosphoprotein of 55 kDa (SKAP55) is a key regulator of TCR-mediated LFA-1 signaling (inside-out/outside-in signaling). To gain understanding of how SKAP55 controls TCR-mediated LFA-1 activation, we assessed the functional role of its Pleckstrin Homology (PH) domain...
January 4, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052005/bortezomib-augments-lymphocyte-stimulatory-cytokine-signaling-in-the-tumor-microenvironment-to-sustain-cd8-t-cell-antitumor-function
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Samuel T Pellom, Duafalia F Dudimah, Menaka C Thounaojam, Roman V Uzhachenko, Ashutosh Singhal, Ann Richmond, Anil Shanker
Tumor-induced immune tolerance poses a major challenge for therapeutic interventions aimed to manage cancer. We explored approaches to overcome T-cell suppression in murine breast and kidney adenocarcinomas, and lung fibrosarcoma expressing immunogenic antigens. We observed that treatment with a reversible proteasome inhibitor bortezomib (1 mg/kg body weight) in tumor-bearing mice significantly enhanced the expression of lymphocyte-stimulatory cytokines IL-2, IL-12, and IL-15. Notably, bortezomib administration reduced pulmonary nodules of mammary adenocarcinoma 4T1...
December 29, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045060/soluble-ox40l-and-jag1-induce-selective-proliferation-of-functional-regulatory-t-cells-independent-of-canonical-tcr-signaling
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Prabhakaran Kumar, Khaled Alharshawi, Palash Bhattacharya, Alejandra Marinelarena, Christine Haddad, Zuoming Sun, Shigeru Chiba, Alan L Epstein, Bellur S Prabhakar
Regulatory T-cells (Tregs) play a pivotal role in maintaining peripheral tolerance. Increasing Treg numbers/functions has been shown to ameliorate autoimmune diseases. However, common Treg expansion approaches use T-Cell Receptor (TCR)-mediated stimulation which also causes proliferation of effector T-cells (Teff). To overcome this limitation, purified patient-specific Tregs are expanded ex vivo and transfused. Although promising, this approach is not suitable for routine clinical use. Therefore, an alternative approach to selectively expand functional Tregs in vivo is highly desired...
January 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030587/cd5-ck2-signaling-modulates-erk-activation-and-thymocyte-survival
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Carlos A Mier-Aguilar, Kevin S Cashman, Chander Raman, Gloria Soldevila
CD5 is well recognized for its importance in thymic selection. Although this property of CD5 has been attributed to its ITIM-domain dependent regulation of TCR-signal strength, the mechanism has not been established. A second major signaling domain within the cytoplasmic tail of CD5 is a CK2 binding/activation domain (CD5-CK2BD). Using a gene-targeted mouse in which the CD5-CK2BD is selectively ablated (CD5-ΔCK2BD), we determined that loss of function of CD5-CK2 signaling in a MHC-II selecting TCR transgenic (OT-II) mouse resulted in decrease in double positive (DP) thymocytes, which correlated with enhanced apoptosis...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026094/phenotypic-characteristics-of-aged-cd4-cd28-null-t-lymphocytes-are-determined-by-changes-in-the-whole-genome-dna-methylation-pattern
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Beatriz Suarez-Álvarez, Ramón M Rodríguez, Karin Schlangen, Aroa Baragaño Raneros, Leonardo Márquez-Kisinousky, Agustín F Fernández, Carmen Díaz-Corte, Ana M Aransay, Carlos López-Larrea
Aging is associated with a progressive loss of the CD28 costimulatory molecule in CD4(+) lymphocytes (CD28(null) T cells), which is accompanied by the acquisition of new biological and functional properties that give rise to an impaired immune response. The regulatory mechanisms that govern the appearance and function of this cell subset during aging and in several associated inflammatory disorders remain controversial. Here, we present the whole-genome DNA methylation and gene expression profiles of CD28(null) T cells and its CD28(+) counterpart...
December 27, 2016: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025978/immune-targets-and-neoantigens-for-cancer-immunotherapy-and-precision-medicine
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REVIEW
Rong-Fu Wang, Helen Y Wang
Harnessing the immune system to eradicate malignant cells is becoming a most powerful new approach to cancer therapy. FDA approval of the immunotherapy-based drugs, sipuleucel-T (Provenge), ipilimumab (Yervoy, anti-CTLA-4), and more recently, the programmed cell death (PD)-1 antibody (pembrolizumab, Keytruda), for the treatment of multiple types of cancer has greatly advanced research and clinical studies in the field of cancer immunotherapy. Furthermore, recent clinical trials, using NY-ESO-1-specific T cell receptor (TCR) or CD19-chimeric antigen receptor (CAR), have shown promising clinical results for patients with metastatic cancer...
January 2017: Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012161/preferentially-expanding-v%C3%AE-1-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cells-are-associated-with-protective-immunity-against-plasmodium-infection-in-mice
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Shin-Ichi Inoue, Mamoru Niikura, Hiroko Asahi, Yoichiro Iwakura, Yasushi Kawakami, Fumie Kobayashi
γδ T cells play a crucial role in controlling malaria parasites. Dendritic cell (DC) activation via CD40 ligand (CD40L)-CD40 signalling by γδ T cells induces protective immunity against the blood-stage Plasmodium berghei XAT (PbXAT) parasites in mice. However, it is unknown which γδ T-cell subset has an effector role and is required to control the Plasmodium infection. Here, using antibodies to deplete TCR Vγ1(+) cells, we saw that Vγ1(+) γδ T cells were important for the control of PbXAT infection...
December 24, 2016: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011996/the-kinase-inhibitors-r406-and-gs-9973-impair-t-cell-functions-and-macrophage-mediated-anti-tumor-activity-of-rituximab-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-patients
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Ana Colado, María Belén Almejún, Enrique Podaza, Denise Risnik, Carmen Stanganelli, Esteban Enrique Elías, Patricia Dos Santos, Irma Slavutsky, Horacio Fernández Grecco, María Cabrejo, Raimundo Fernando Bezares, Mirta Giordano, Romina Gamberale, Mercedes Borge
Small molecules targeting kinases involved in B cell receptor signaling are showing encouraging clinical activity in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patients. Fostamatinib (R406) and entospletinib (GS-9973) are ATP-competitive inhibitors designed to target spleen tyrosine kinase (Syk) that have shown clinical activity with acceptable toxicity in trials with CLL patients. Preclinical studies with these inhibitors in CLL have focused on their effect in patient-derived leukemic B cells. In this work we show that clinically relevant doses of R406 and GS-9973 impaired the activation and proliferation of T cells from CLL patients...
December 23, 2016: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011865/leukotrienes-provide-an-nfat-dependent-signal-that-synergizes-with-il-33-to-activate-ilc2s
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Jakob von Moltke, Claire E O'Leary, Nora A Barrett, Yoshihide Kanaoka, K Frank Austen, Richard M Locksley
Group 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2s) and type 2 helper T cells (Th2 cells) are the primary source of interleukin 5 (IL-5) and IL-13 during type 2 (allergic) inflammation in the lung. In Th2 cells, T cell receptor (TCR) signaling activates the transcription factors nuclear factor of activated T cells (NFAT), nuclear factor κB (NF-κB), and activator protein 1 (AP-1) to induce type 2 cytokines. ILC2s lack a TCR and respond instead to locally produced cytokines such as IL-33. Although IL-33 induces AP-1 and NF-κB, NFAT signaling has not been described in ILC2s...
January 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003549/first-in-class-inhibitor-of-the-t-cell-receptor-for-the-treatment-of-autoimmune-diseases
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Aldo Borroto, Diana Reyes-Garau, M Angeles Jiménez, Esther Carrasco, Beatriz Moreno, Sara Martínez-Pasamar, José R Cortés, Almudena Perona, David Abia, Soledad Blanco, Manuel Fuentes, Irene Arellano, Juan Lobo, Haleh Heidarieh, Javier Rueda, Pilar Esteve, Danay Cibrián, Ana Martinez-Riaño, Pilar Mendoza, Cristina Prieto, Enrique Calleja, Clara L Oeste, Alberto Orfao, Manuel Fresno, Francisco Sánchez-Madrid, Antonio Alcamí, Paola Bovolenta, Pilar Martín, Pablo Villoslada, Antonio Morreale, Angel Messeguer, Balbino Alarcon
Modulating T cell activation is critical for treating autoimmune diseases but requires avoiding concomitant opportunistic infections. Antigen binding to the T cell receptor (TCR) triggers the recruitment of the cytosolic adaptor protein Nck to a proline-rich sequence in the cytoplasmic tail of the TCR's CD3ε subunit. Through virtual screening and using combinatorial chemistry, we have generated an orally available, low-molecular weight inhibitor of the TCR-Nck interaction that selectively inhibits TCR-triggered T cell activation with an IC50 (median inhibitory concentration) ~1 nM...
December 21, 2016: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999176/diacylglycerol-kinase-%C3%AE-limits-the-polarized-recruitment-of-diacylglycerol-enriched-organelles-to-the-immune-synapse-in-t-cells
#16
Elena Andrada, María Almena, Julia Sáez de Guinoa, Sara V Merino-Cortes, Rosa Liébana, Raquel Arcos, Silvia Carrasco, Yolanda R Carrasco, Isabel Merida
The antigen-induced formation of an immune synapse (IS) between T cells and antigen-presenting cells results in the rapid generation of the lipid second messenger diacylglycerol (DAG) in T cells. Diacylglycerol kinase ζ (DGKζ) converts DAG into phosphatidic acid (PA). Cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) from mice deficient in DGKζ have enhanced antiviral and antitumor activities, indicating that the amount of DAG controls the effectiveness of the T cell response. We characterized the second C1 domain of protein kinase Cθ (PKCθ), a DAG-binding protein that is specifically recruited to the IS, as a biological sensor to observe the generation of a DAG gradient during IS formation...
December 20, 2016: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994168/the-allostery-model-of-tcr-regulation
#17
REVIEW
Wolfgang W A Schamel, Balbino Alarcon, Thomas Höfer, Susana Minguet
The activity of the αβ TCR is controlled by conformational switches. In the resting conformation, the TCR is not phosphorylated and is inactive. Binding of multivalent peptide-MHC to the TCR stabilizes the active conformation, leading to TCR signaling. These two conformations allow the TCRs to be allosterically regulated. We review recent data on heterotropic allostery where peptide-MHC and membrane cholesterol serve opposing functions as positive and negative allosteric regulators, respectively. In resting T cells cholesterol keeps TCRs in the resting conformation that otherwise would become spontaneously active...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994150/gfi1-foxo1-axis-controls-the-fidelity-of-effector-gene-expression-and-developmental-maturation-of-thymocytes
#18
Lewis Zhichang Shi, Jordy Saravia, Hu Zeng, Nishan S Kalupahana, Clifford S Guy, Geoffrey Neale, Hongbo Chi
Double-positive (DP) thymocytes respond to intrathymic T-cell receptor (TCR) signals by undergoing positive selection and lineage differentiation into single-positive (SP) mature cells. Concomitant with these well-characterized events is the acquisition of a mature T-cell gene expression program characterized by the induction of the effector molecules IL-7Rα, S1P1, and CCR7, but the underlying mechanism remains elusive. We report here that transcription repressor Growth factor independent 1 (Gfi1) orchestrates the fidelity of the DP gene expression program and developmental maturation into SP cells...
January 3, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993935/mirna-profiling-of-human-naive-cd4-t-cells-links-mir-34c-5p-to-cell-activation-and-hiv-replication
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Andreia J Amaral, Jorge Andrade, Russell B Foxall, Paula Matoso, Ana M Matos, Rui S Soares, Cheila Rocha, Christian G Ramos, Rita Tendeiro, Ana Serra-Caetano, José A Guerra-Assunção, Mariana Santa-Marta, João Gonçalves, Margarida Gama-Carvalho, Ana E Sousa
Cell activation is a vital step for T-cell memory/effector differentiation as well as for productive HIV infection. To identify novel regulators of this process, we used next-generation sequencing to profile changes in microRNA expression occurring in purified human naive CD4 T cells in response to TCR stimulation and/or HIV infection. Our results demonstrate, for the first time, the transcriptional up-regulation of miR-34c-5p in response to TCR stimulation in naive CD4 T cells. The induction of this miR was further consistently found to be reduced by both HIV-1 and HIV-2 infections...
December 19, 2016: EMBO Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990323/impaired-functional-responses-in-follicular-lymphoma-cd8-tim-3-t-lymphocytes-following-tcr-engagement
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Pauline Gravelle, Catherine Do, Camille Franchet, Sabina Mueller, Lucie Oberic, Loïc Ysebaert, Luigi Maria Larocca, Stefan Hohaus, Marie-Noëlle Calmels, François-Xavier Frenois, Robert Kridel, Randy D Gascoyne, Guy Laurent, Pierre Brousset, Salvatore Valitutti, Camille Laurent
Upregulation of T cell immunoglobulin-3 (TIM-3) has been associated with negative regulation of the immune response in chronic infection and cancer, including lymphoma. Here, we investigated the possible correlation between TIM-3 expression by ex vivo cytotoxic T cells (CTL) from follicular lymphoma (FL) biopsies and their functional unresponsiveness that could limit the favorable impact of CTL on disease progression. We report a high percentage of CD8(+)TIM-3(+)T cells in lymph nodes of FL patients. When compared to their CD8(+)TIM-3(-) counterparts, CD8(+)TIM-3(+) T cells exhibited defective cytokine production following TCR engagement...
2016: Oncoimmunology
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