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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317716/a-nano-delivery-system-for-bioactive-ingredients-using-supercritical-carbon-dioxide-and-its-release-behaviors
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Wenbei Situ, Xianliang Song, Shucan Luo, Yan Liang
For the purpose of ensuring the bioavailability of bioactive ingredients, a nano-delivery system with low toxicity was developed using supercritical carbon dioxide (SC-CO2). Compared to thin-film hydration (TFH), obtaining nano-scale liposomes is easier using SC-CO2. The characteristic of these liposomes was also demonstrated by the analysis of particle size and morphology. An in vitro release study showed that liposomes produced using SC-CO2 were resistant to low pH in simulated gastric conditions. In a simulated intestinal environment, enteric solubility of these liposomes was enhanced, which are important properties for controlled releasing bioactive ingredient...
August 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298605/cxcr5-dependent-entry-of-cd8-t-cells-into-rhesus-macaque-b-cell-follicles-achieved-through-t-cell-engineering
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Victor I Ayala, Claire Deleage, Matthew T Trivett, Sumiti Jain, Lori V Coren, Matthew W Breed, Joshua A Kramer, James A Thomas, Jacob D Estes, Jeffrey D Lifson, David E Ott
Follicular helper CD4 T cells, TFH, residing in B-cell follicles within secondary lymphoid tissues, are readily infected by AIDS viruses and are a major source of persistent virus despite relative control of viral replication. This persistence is due at least in part to a relative exclusion of effective antiviral CD8 T cells from B-cell follicles. To determine whether CD8 T cells could be engineered to enter B-cell follicles, we genetically modified unselected CD8 T cells to express CXCR5, the chemokine receptor implicated in cellular entry into B-cell follicles...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297661/t-follicular-helper-cells-promote-a-beneficial-gut-ecosystem-for-host-metabolic-homeostasis-by-sensing-microbiota-derived-extracellular-atp
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Lisa Perruzza, Giorgio Gargari, Michele Proietti, Bruno Fosso, Anna Maria D'Erchia, Caterina Elisa Faliti, Tanja Rezzonico-Jost, Daniela Scribano, Laura Mauri, Diego Colombo, Giovanni Pellegrini, Annalisa Moregola, Catherine Mooser, Graziano Pesole, Mauro Nicoletti, Giuseppe Danilo Norata, Markus B Geuking, Kathy D McCoy, Simone Guglielmetti, Fabio Grassi
The ATP-gated ionotropic P2X7 receptor regulates T follicular helper (Tfh) cell abundance in the Peyer's patches (PPs) of the small intestine; deletion of P2rx7, encoding for P2X7, in Tfh cells results in enhanced IgA secretion and binding to commensal bacteria. Here, we show that Tfh cell activity is important for generating a diverse bacterial community in the gut and that sensing of microbiota-derived extracellular ATP via P2X7 promotes the generation of a proficient gut ecosystem for metabolic homeostasis...
March 14, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287825/quantification-of-residual-germinal-center-activity-and-hiv-1-dna-and-rna-levels-using-fine-needle-biopsies-of-lymph-nodes-during-antiretroviral-therapy
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William J Hey-Nguyen, Yin Xu, Chester F Pearson, Michelle Bailey, Kazuo Suzuki, Robyn Tantau, Solange Obeid, Brad Milner, Andrew Field, Andrew Carr, Mark Bloch, David A Cooper, Anthony D Kelleher, John J Zaunders, Kersten K Koelsch
HIV-1 reservoirs are most often studied in peripheral blood (PB), but not all lymphocytes recirculate, particularly T follicular helper (Tfh) CD4(+) T cells, as well as germinal center (GC) B cells, in lymph nodes (LNs). Ultrasound-guided fine needle biopsies (FNBs) from inguinal LNs and PB samples were obtained from 10 healthy controls (HCs) and 21 HIV-1-infected subjects [11 antiretroviral therapy (ART) naive and 10 on ART]. Tfh cells and GC B cells were enumerated by flow cytometry. HIV-1 DNA and cell-associated (CA) RNA levels in LNs and PB were quantified by real-time polymerase chain reaction...
March 13, 2017: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281408/the-role-of-follicular-t-helper-cells-in-patients-with-malignant-lymphoid-disease
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Dong-Ming Zhou, Yan-Xia Xu, Li-Ying Zhang, Yu Sun, Zi-Yan Wang, Yu-Qing Yuan, Jin-Xiang Fu
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the dynamic change of follicular T helper cells (TFH) in patients with malignant lymphoid disease (MLD) and to explore its clinical significance. METHODS: The dynamic change of TFH cells, ICOS(+)- and PD-1(+) TFH cells at pretreatment and different treatment periods was determined by flow cytometry in 85 MLD patients. Concentration of interleukin 21 (IL-21) was evaluated by ELISA, and the correlation between clinical prognosis and the ratio of TFH cells was analyzed...
March 10, 2017: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279741/enhanced-non-invasive-trans-tympanic-delivery-of-ciprofloxacin-through-encapsulation-into-nano-spanlastic-vesicles-fabrication-in-vitro-characterization-and-comparative-ex-vivo-permeation-studies
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Abdulaziz Mohsen Al-Mahallawi, Omneya Mohammed Khowessah, Raguia Ali Shoukri
The aim of this research was to encapsulate ciprofloxacin, a broad spectrum fluoroquinolone antibiotic, into Span 60 based nano-elastic vesicles, nano-spanlastics, for accomplishing improved non invasive trans-tympanic delivery, providing means for ototopical treatment of acute otitis media (AOM). To achieve this purpose, ciprofloxacin-loaded nano-spanlastics were prepared by thin film hydration (TFH) technique, using several non-ionic edge activators (EAs) according to full factorial design (3(2)). The investigation of the effect of formulation variables on nano-spanlastic characteristics and selection of the optimum formula were performed using Design-Expert(®) software...
March 7, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274850/direct-acting-antiviral-therapy-restores-immune-tolerance-to-patients-with-hepatitis-c-virus-induced-cryoglobulinemia-vasculitis
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Cloé Comarmond, Marlène Garrido, Stanislas Pol, Anne-Claire Desbois, Myrto Costopoulos, Magali Le Garff-Tavernier, Si Nafa Si Ahmed, Laurent Alric, Hélène Fontaine, Bertrand Bellier, Anna Maciejewski, Michelle Rosenzwajg, David Klatzmann, Lucile Musset, Thierry Poynard, Patrice Cacoub, David Saadoun
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Interferon-free direct-acting antiviral (DAA) therapies are effective in patients with hepatitis C virus-induced cryoglobulinemia vasculitis (HCV-CV). We analyzed blood samples from patients with HCV-CV before and after DAA therapy to determine mechanisms of these drugs and their effects on cellular immunity. METHODS: We performed a prospective study of 27 consecutive patients with HCV-CV (median age 59 years) treated with DAA therapy (21 patients received sofosbuvir plus ribavirin for 24 weeks, 4 patients received sofosbuvir plus daclatasvir for 12 weeks, and 2 patients received sofosbuvir plus simeprevir for 12 weeks) in Paris, France...
March 5, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265271/cd4-t-follicular-helper-cells-and-hiv-infection-friends-or-enemies
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REVIEW
Félicien Moukambi, Vasco Rodrigues, Yasmina Fortier, Henintsoa Rabezanahary, Chloé Borde, Bernard Krust, Guadalupe Andreani, Ricardo Silvestre, Constantinos Petrovas, Mireille Laforge, Jérôme Estaquier
Follicular T helper (Tfh) cells, a subset of CD4 T lymphocytes, are essential for memory B cell activation, survival, and differentiation and assist B cells in the production of antigen-specific antibodies. Work performed in recent years pointed out the importance of Tfh cells in the context of HIV and SIV infections. The importance of tissue distribution of Tfh is also an important point since their frequency differs between peripheral blood and lymph nodes compared to the spleen, the primary organ for B cell activation, and differentiation...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263097/transcriptional-and-epigenetic-regulation-of-follicular-t-helper-cells-and-their-role-in-autoimmunity
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Hong Qiu, Haijing Wu, Vera Chan, Chak-Sing Lau, Qianjin Lu
T-follicular helper (Tfh) cells are a specialized subset of T cells that provide help to B cells and promote the formation of germinal centers (GCs). Tfh cells transmit important signals to B cells that drive class switch recombination, somatic hyper-mutation, the generation of high-affinity antibodies, immunological memory and their differentiation into plasma cells or memory B cells in the GCs. Tfh-cell differentiation is regulated by the coordinated functions of distinct cytokines, including interleukin (IL)-6, IL-21, IL-12, IL-23, IL-2, IL-7 and transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β), as well as transcription factors, including B-cell lymphoma 6 protein (Bcl-6), Signal transducers and activators of transcription (STAT)1, STAT3, STAT4, B-cell activating transcription factor (Batf), interferon regulatory factor 4 (IRF4), v-maf avian musculoaponeurotic fibrosarcoma oncogene homolog (C-Maf), T-cell-specific transcription factor 1 (TCF-1) and Achaete-scute homolog 2 (Acl2), which have been shown to form a complex transcriptional network...
March 2017: Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257976/the-pbx1-lupus-susceptibility-gene-regulates-cd44-expression
#10
Yuxin Niu, Mayami Sengupta, Anton A Titov, Seung-Chul Choi, Laurence Morel
PBX1-d is novel splice isoform of pre-B-cell leukemia homeobox 1 (PBX1) that lacks its DNA-binding and Hox-binding domains, and functions as a dominant negative. We have shown that PBX1-d expression in CD4(+) T cells is associated with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in a mouse model as well as in human subjects. More specifically, PBX1-d expression leads to the production of autoreactive activated CD4+ T cells, a reduced frequency and function of Foxp3+ regulatory T (Treg) cells and an expansion of follicular helper T (Tfh) cells...
February 28, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231392/from-dendritic-cells-to-b-cells-dysfunctions-during-hiv-1-infection-tfh-at-the-cross-road
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REVIEW
Nicolas Ruffin, Lylia Hani, Nabila Seddiki
T follicular helper (Tfh) cells are essential for B cell differentiation and the subsequent antibody responses. Their numbers and functions are altered during human and simian immunodeficiency virus (HIV/SIV) infections. In lymphoid tissues, Tfh cells are present in germinal center, where they are the main source of replicative HIV-1 and represent a major reservoir. Paradoxically, Tfh numbers are increased in chronically infected individuals. Understanding the fate of Tfh cells in the course of HIV-1 infection is essential for the design of efficient strategies toward a protective HIV vaccine or a cure...
February 23, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222218/reduced-inflammatory-responses-of-follicular-helper-t-cell-promote-the-development-of-regulatory-b-cells-after-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass
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Junfang Zhan, Liyu Huang, Haiyong Ma, Huan Chen, Yuan Yang, Sheng Tan, Wendy Song, Weiguo Zhao, Xiaojiang Dai
Bariatric surgery is currently the most effective strategy in treating severe obesity and its comorbidities, such as type 2 diabetes (T2D). However, the mechanism through which bariatric surgery mediates its benefits is not completely understood. Since obesity and T2D represent yet another inflammatory disease, and follicular helper T (Tfh) cells play important roles in inflammatory disorders, we investigated whether the Tfh activity was altered after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), one of the most common bariatric surgery procedures...
February 21, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219887/disruption-of-pathogenic-cellular-networks-by-il-21-blockade-leads-to-disease-amelioration-in-murine-lupus
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Jin-Young Choi, Abhinav Seth, Michael Kashgarian, Sonia Terrillon, Emma Fung, Lili Huang, Li Chun Wang, Joe Craft
Systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus) is characterized by autoantibody-mediated organ injury. Follicular Th (Tfh) cells orchestrate physiological germinal center (GC) B cell responses, whereas in lupus they promote aberrant GC responses with autoreactive memory B cell development and plasma cell-derived autoantibody production. IL-21, a Tfh cell-derived cytokine, provides instructional cues for GC B cell maturation, with disruption of IL-21 signaling representing a potential therapeutic strategy for autoantibody-driven diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207489/b-cell-abnormalities-and-impact-on-antibody-response-in-hiv-infection
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Alessandra Noto, Giuseppe Pantaleo
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of the present review is to provide an update on the current development in the field of broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNabs) and their potential use in the prevention and therapeutic settings, and an evaluation of the B-cell abnormalities that may impair antibody responses in HIV infection. RECENT FINDINGS: Major advances have been achieved in the characterization of bNabs directed against different vulnerable regions of HIV Envelope (Env)...
February 15, 2017: Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202459/il-4-cxcl12-loop-is-a-key-regulator-of-lymphoid-stroma-function-in-follicular-lymphoma
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Shubham Pandey, Frédéric Mourcin, Tony Marchand, Saba Nayar, Marion Guirriec, Céline Pangault, Céline Monvoisin, Patricia Amé-Thomas, Fabien Guilloton, Joelle Dulong, Mark Coles, Thierry Fest, Anja Mottok, Francesca Barone, Karin Tarte
Follicular lymphoma (FL) is the most frequent indolent lymphoma and is characterized by the accumulation of germinal center-derived malignant B cells engaged in a bidirectional crosstalk with their supportive microenvironment in invaded lymph nodes (LN) and bone marrow (BM). T follicular helper cells (TFH) and infiltrating stromal cells have been shown to favor FL B-cell growth but the mechanisms of their protumoral effect and how LN/BM microenvironment is converted into a lymphoma-permissive cell niche remain poorly understood...
February 15, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194154/the-role-of-cd4-t-follicular-helper-cells-in-hiv-infection-from-the-germinal-center-to-the-periphery
#16
REVIEW
John Patrick Thornhill, Sarah Fidler, Paul Klenerman, John Frater, Chansavath Phetsouphanh
T follicular helper cells (TFh) are key components of the adaptive immune system; they are primarily found in germinal centers (GCs) where their interaction with B cells supports humoral immune responses and efficient antibody production. They are defined by the expression of CXC receptor 5, program death-1, ICOS, and secretion of IL-21. Their differentiation is regulated by B-cell lymphoma 6. The relationship and function of circulating TFh to bona fide TFh resident in the GC is much debated. HIV infection impacts the TFh response with evidence of aberrant TFh function observed in acute and chronic infection...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183589/terbinafine-loaded-wound-dressing-for-chronic-superficial-fungal-infections
#17
Farnoush Asghari Paskiabi, Shahin Bonakdar, Mohammad Ali Shokrgozar, Mohammad Imani, Zahra Jahanshiri, Masoomeh Shams-Ghahfarokhi, Mehdi Razzaghi-Abyaneh
In spite of developing new drugs and modern formulations, the treatments of chronic fungal infections are still challenging. Fibrous wound dressings are new suggestions for the treatment of chronic superficial infections. In the present study, we formulated an antifungal agent, terbinafine hydrochloride (TFH), which is a hydrophobic drug, in wound dressings prepared by electrospun polycaprolactone, polycaprolactone/gelatin (50:50 w/w) and gelatin. To obtain more water-stable meshes, the preparations were treated by glutaraldehyde and their properties were determined before and after treatment...
April 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159893/dynamics-of-siv-specific-cxcr5-cd8-t-cells-during-chronic-siv-infection
#18
Geetha H Mylvaganam, Daniel Rios, Hadia M Abdelaal, Smita Iyer, Gregory Tharp, Maud Mavinger, Sakeenah Hicks, Ann Chahroudi, Rafi Ahmed, Steven E Bosinger, Ifor R Williams, Pamela J Skinner, Vijayakumar Velu, Rama R Amara
A significant challenge to HIV eradication is the elimination of viral reservoirs in germinal center (GC) T follicular helper (Tfh) cells. However, GCs are considered to be immune privileged for antiviral CD8 T cells. Here, we show a population of simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV)-specific CD8 T cells express CXCR5 (C-X-C chemokine receptor type 5, a chemokine receptor required for homing to GCs) and expand in lymph nodes (LNs) following pathogenic SIV infection in a cohort of vaccinated macaques. This expansion was greater in animals that exhibited superior control of SIV...
February 3, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153782/rapid-de-novo-generation-of-antigen-specific-human-b-cells-with-expression-of-blimp-1-and-aid-by-in-vitro-immunization
#19
Xu Fang, Yue Tong, Hong Tian, Hongyu Ning, Xiangdong Gao, Wenbing Yao
In vitro immunization with antigens and cytokines triggers specific human B-cell response in short periods and is therefore superior to conventional in vivo immunization for antibody development. However, this new technology is limited by low efficiency, poor reproducibility, and requirement of pre-immunized lymphocytes. In this study, we demonstrate a novel method for de novo inducing antigen-specific human B cells in vitro. Unlike previous in vitro immunization of unfractionated PBMCs, we firstly optimized the conditions for inducing monocyte-derived dendritic cells (DCs) to efficiently capture, process, and present antigens...
March 1, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150814/p-selectin-preserves-immune-tolerance-in-mice-and-is-reduced-in-human-cutaneous-lupus
#20
Rafael González-Tajuelo, Javier Silván, Alicia Pérez-Frías, María de la Fuente-Fernández, Reyes Tejedor, Marina Espartero-Santos, Esther Vicente-Rabaneda, Ángeles Juarranz, Cecilia Muñoz-Calleja, Santos Castañeda, Carlos Gamallo, Ana Urzainqui
Mice deficient in P-Selectin presented altered immunity/tolerance balance. We have observed that the absence of P-Selectin promotes splenomegaly with reduced naïve T cell population, elevated activated/effector T cell subset, increased germinal center B and Tfh populations and high production of autoreactive antibodies. Moreover, 1.5-3-month-old P-selectin KO mice showed reduced IL-10-producing leukocytes in blood and a slightly reduced Treg population in the skin. With aging and, coinciding with disease severity, there is an increase in the IL17(+) circulating and dermal T cell subpopulations and reduction of dermal Treg...
February 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
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