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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094754/comparable-therapeutic-potential-of-umbilical-cord-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-collagen-induced-arthritis-to-tnf-inhibitor-or-anti-cd20-treatment
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Yue Sun, Wei Kong, Saisai Huang, Bingyu Shi, Hanyu Zhang, Weiwei Chen, Huayong Zhang, Cheng Zhao, Xiaojun Tang, Genhong Yao, Xuebing Feng, Lingyun Sun
OBJECTIVES: The effects of mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) transplantation on established collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) were evaluated and compared to biologic therapies. METHODS: CIA was induced with the immunisation of type II collagen (CII) in DBA/1 mice. Human umbilical cord MSC, anti-TNF antibody, rhTNFR:Fc fusion protein and anti-CD20 antibody were respectively injected intraperitoneally into CIA mice. Arthritis severity was assessed by clinical and histological scoring...
January 15, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091576/adjuvant-and-carrier-protein-dependent-t-cell-priming-promotes-a-robust-antibody-response-against-the-plasmodium-falciparum-pfs25-vaccine-candidate
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Andrea J Radtke, Charles F Anderson, Nicolas Riteau, Kelly Rausch, Puthupparampil Scaria, Emily R Kelnhofer, Randall F Howard, Alan Sher, Ronald N Germain, Patrick Duffy
Humoral immune responses have the potential to maintain protective antibody levels for years due to the immunoglobulin-secreting activity of long-lived plasma cells (LLPCs). However, many subunit vaccines under development fail to generate robust LLPC responses, and therefore a variety of strategies are being employed to overcome this limitation, including conjugation to carrier proteins and/or formulation with potent adjuvants. Pfs25, an antigen expressed on malaria zygotes and ookinetes, is a leading transmission blocking vaccine (TBV) candidate for Plasmodium falciparum...
January 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089302/germinal-center-lymphocyte-ratios-and-successful-hiv-vaccines
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Paula Gonzalez-Figueroa, Jonathan A Roco, Carola G Vinuesa
Current HIV vaccines are poor inducers of neutralizing antibodies (nAbs). A recent study in Cell Reports used serial fine-needle aspirates from rhesus macaque lymph nodes following HIV-1 surface envelope glycoprotein (Env) trimer immunization, generating a substantial production of HIV-1 nAbs. A remarkable correlation was found between antibody titers and a high frequency and ratio of germinal center B and T follicular helper (TFH) lymphocytes.
January 11, 2017: Trends in Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056451/disruption-of-the-hatching-dynamics-of-zooplankton-egg-banks-due-to-glyphosate-application
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María Florencia Gutierrez, Yamila Battauz, Belén Caisso
Hatching rhythms of eggs banks are important processes because they favor species co-existence and promote resilience of ecosystems after natural disturbances. Anthropogenic stressors can disrupt such natural hatching dynamics. This work examines the effects of concentrations ranging from 1 to 8 mg l(-1) of a commercial glyphosate-based formulation (Sulfosato Touchdown(®)) on the hatching dynamics of zooplankton dormant stages, present in the sediment of a natural lake. Sediment samples were collected from the surface sediment (<10 cm deep) of an isolated shallow lake free from pesticide pollution...
December 26, 2016: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049627/dissection-of-sap-dependent-and-sap-independent-slam-family-signaling-in-nkt-cell-development-and-humoral-immunity
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Shasha Chen, Chenxu Cai, Zehua Li, Guangao Liu, Yuande Wang, Marzenna Blonska, Dan Li, Juan Du, Xin Lin, Meixiang Yang, Zhongjun Dong
Signaling lymphocytic activation molecule (SLAM)-associated protein (SAP) mutations in X-linked lymphoproliferative disease (XLP) lead to defective NKT cell development and impaired humoral immunity. Because of the redundancy of SLAM family receptors (SFRs) and the complexity of SAP actions, how SFRs and SAP mediate these processes remains elusive. Here, we examined NKT cell development and humoral immunity in mice completely deficient in SFR. We found that SFR deficiency severely impaired NKT cell development...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049141/editorial-masters-of-fate-the-apc-cytokine-milieu-as-a-key-regulator-of-distinct-tfh-cell-subsets
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EDITORIAL
Kelly M Cox, Loren D Erickson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045014/death-receptor-6-contributes-to-autoimmunity-in-lupus-prone-mice
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Daisuke Fujikura, Masahiro Ikesue, Tsutomu Endo, Satoko Chiba, Hideaki Higashi, Toshimitsu Uede
Expansion of autoreactive follicular helper T (Tfh) cells is tightly restricted to prevent induction of autoantibody-dependent immunological diseases, such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Here we show expression of an orphan immune regulator, death receptor 6 (DR6/TNFRSF21), on a population of Tfh cells that are highly expanded in lupus-like disease progression in mice. Genome-wide screening reveals an interaction between syndecan-1 and DR6 resulting in immunosuppressive functions. Importantly, syndecan-1 is expressed specifically on autoreactive germinal centre (GC) B cells that are critical for maintenance of Tfh cells...
January 3, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042126/b-cell-depletion-therapy-normalizes-circulating-follicular-th-cells-in-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-syndrome
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Gwenny M Verstappen, Frans G M Kroese, Petra M Meiners, Odilia B Corneth, Minke G Huitema, Erlin A Haacke, Bert van der Vegt, Suzanne Arends, Arjan Vissink, Hendrika Bootsma, Wayel H Abdulahad
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of B cell depletion therapy on effector CD4+ T cell homeostasis and its relation to objective measures of disease activity in patients with primary Sjögren syndrome (pSS). METHODS: Twenty-four patients with pSS treated with rituximab (RTX) and 24 healthy controls (HC) were included. Frequencies of circulating effector CD4+ T cell subsets were examined by flow cytometry at baseline and 16, 24, 36, and 48 weeks after the first RTX infusion...
January 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040417/i%C3%AE%C2%BAbns-enhances-t-follicular-helper-cell-differentiation-and-function-as-downstream-of-ascl2
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Junichi Hosokawa, Kotaro Suzuki, Kazuyuki Meguro, Shigeru Tanaka, Yuko Maezawa, Akira Suto, Lisa Fujimura, Akemi Sakamoto, Hans Clevers, Osamu Ohara, Hiroshi Nakajima
IκBNS plays an important role in Tfh cell differentiation and function.
December 28, 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018990/the-tcf1-bcl6-axis-counteracts-type-i-interferon-to-repress-exhaustion-and-maintain-t-cell-stemness
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Tuoqi Wu, Yun Ji, E Ashley Moseman, Haifeng C Xu, Monica Manglani, Martha Kirby, Stacie M Anderson, Robin Handon, Elizabeth Kenyon, Abdel Elkahloun, Weiwei Wu, Philipp A Lang, Luca Gattinoni, Dorian B McGavern, Pamela L Schwartzberg
During chronic viral infections and in cancer, T cells become dysfunctional, a state known as T cell exhaustion. Although it is well recognized that memory CD8 T cells account for the persistence of CD8 T cell immunity after acute infection, how exhausted T cells persist remains less clear. Using chronic infection with lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus clone 13 and tumor samples, we demonstrate that CD8 T cells differentiate into a less exhausted TCF1(high) and a more exhausted TCF1(low) population. Virus-specific TCF1(high) CD8 T cells, which resemble T follicular helper (TFH) cells, persist and recall better than do TCF1(low) cells and act as progenitor cells to replenish TCF1(low) cells...
December 23, 2016: Science Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011917/toll-like-receptor-2-and-4-mediated-reciprocal-th17-and-antibody-responses-to-group-a-streptococcus-infection
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Xiaoshuang Wang, Xin Fan, Shuai Bi, Ning Li, Beinan Wang
BACKGROUND: The role of Toll-like receptors (TLRs) in adaptive immunity is incompletely understood. Recurrent human infections by Group A Streptococcus (GAS) and associated autoimmune conditions suggest that the immunity to GAS is intricately regulated and TLRs may be involved in the regulation. METHODS: This study investigated adaptive mucosal immune responses to GAS in TLR2(-/-) and TLR4(-/-) mice with an intranasal infection model. RESULTS: FACS analyses of Nasal-Associated Lymphoid Tissue (NALT) cells showed that robust Th17 responses to GAS in WT mice were reduced in TLR2(-/-) mice by 50%...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004828/analysis-of-cxcr5-th17-cells-in-relation-to-disease-activity-and-tnf-inhibitor-therapy-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Deepika Singh, Matthew Henkel, Bernadette Sendon, June Feng, Anthony Fabio, Diana Metes, Larry W Moreland, Mandy J McGeachy
Th17 and TfH cells are thought to promote tissue inflammation and autoantibody production, respectively, in autoimmune diseases including rheumatoid arthritis (RA). TfH cells that co-express Th17 markers (CXCR5(+)Th17) encompass both of these pathogenic functions, and are increased in some human autoimmune settings including juvenile dermatomyositis. We investigated CXCR5(+)Th17 cells in RA subjects with stable or active disease and before and after TNF inhibitor therapy. CXCR5(+)Th17 cell frequency was increased in RA compared to healthy controls, but other helper T cell subsets were not different...
December 22, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003483/adenovirus-serotype-5-vaccination-results-in-suboptimal-cd4-t-helper-1-responses-in-mice
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Junghwa Lee, Masao Hashimoto, Se Jin Im, Koichi Araki, Hyun-Tak Jin, Carl W Davis, Bogumila T Konieczny, Gregory A Spies, M Juliana McElrath, Rafi Ahmed
: Adenovirus serotype 5 (Ad5) is one of the most widely used viral vectors and is known to generate potent T cell responses. While many previous studies have characterized Ad5-induced CD8 T cell responses, there is a relative lack of detailed studies analysing CD4 T cells elicited by Ad5 vaccination. Herein, we immunized mice with Ad5 vectors encoding lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV)-glycoprotein (GP) and examined GP-specific CD4 T cell responses elicited by Ad5 vectors compared to those induced by an acute LCMV infection...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003262/defining-the-clonality-of-peripheral-t-cell-lymphomas-using-rna-seq
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Scott D Brown, Greg Hapgood, Christian Steidl, Andrew P Weng, Kerry J Savage, Robert A Holt
MOTIVATION: In T-cell lymphoma, malignant T cells arising from a founding clone share an identical T cell receptor (TCR) and can be identified by the over-representation of this TCR relative to TCRs from the patient's repertoire of normal T cells. Here, we demonstrate that TCR information extracted from RNA-seq data can provide a higher resolution view of peripheral T cell lymphomas (PTCLs) than that provided by conventional methods. RESULTS: For 60 subjects with PTCL, flow cytometry/FACS was used to identify and sort aberrant T cell populations from diagnostic lymph node cell suspensions...
December 21, 2016: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999289/characterization-of-the-microenvironment-of-nodular-lymphocyte-predominant-hodgkin-lymphoma
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Lydia Visser, Rui Wu, Bea Rutgers, Arjan Diepstra, Anke van den Berg
Nodular lymphocyte predominant Hodgkin lymphoma (NLPHL) is characterized by a low percentage of neoplastic lymphocyte predominant (LP) cells in a background of lymphocytes. The goal of this study is to characterize the microenvironment in NLPHL. Ten NLPHL cases and seven reactive lymph nodes (RLN) were analyzed by flow cytometry for the main immune cells and multiple specific subpopulations. To discriminate between cells in or outside the tumor cell area, we used CD26. We observed significantly lower levels of CD20+ B-cells and CD56+ NK cells and higher levels of CD4+ T-cells in NLPHL in comparison to RLN...
December 16, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997758/comprehensive-mass-cytometry-analysis-of-cell-cycle-activation-and-co-inhibitory-receptors-expression-in-cd4-t-cells-from-healthy-and-hiv-infected-individuals
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REVIEW
Aurélien Corneau, Antonio Cosma, Sophie Even, Christine Katlama, Roger Legrand, Véronique Frachet, Catherine Blanc, Brigitte Autran
RATIONALE: Mass cytometry allows large multiplex analysis of cell cycle stages together with differentiation, activation and exhaustion markers, allowing further assessment of the quiescence status of resting CD4 T cells. METHODS: peripheral blood CD4 T lymphocytes from 8 individuals, 4 healthy donors (HD) and 4 HIV-infected on anti-retroviral treatment (T) were stained with the same 26 monoclonal antibodies and dyes targeting surface and intra-cellular markers of differentiation, activation, exhaustion and cell cycle stages...
December 20, 2016: Cytometry. Part B, Clinical Cytometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987497/-significance-of-different-t-follicular-helper-subsets-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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X M Chen, J Li, X Y Zhang, Y B Jin, D Yu, X L Sun, L J Wu, J He, Z G Li
OBJECTIVE: To detect the expressions of T follicular helper (Tfh) subsets and T follicular helper effect memory (Tfhem) cells in circulation of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), as well as to examine their roles in providing biomarkers for active RA. METHODS: This study enrolled 41 patients with RA, who were navely-treated or had no application of hormone and disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs in recent 3 months, as well as 32 healthy controls. The percentages of Tfhem (CD4(+)CXCR5(+)CCR7(low)PD1(high)) cells, Tfh (CD3(+)CD4(+)CXCR5(+)CD45RA(-)) subsets, Tfh1 (CXCR3(+)CCR6(-)Tfh),Tfh2 (CXCR3(-)CCR6(-)Tfh),and Tfh17 (CXCR3(-)CCR6(+)Tfh), were determined by flow cytometry of peripheral blood from the patients with RA and health controls...
December 18, 2016: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987496/-detection-of-peripheral-follicular-helper-t-cells-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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L M An, J Li, L L Ji, G T Li, Z L Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To detect cell frequency and surface markers of peripheral CD4(+)CXCR5+ follicular helper T (Tfh) cells and analyze the correlation between CD4(+)CXCR5(+)Tfh cells and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) disease activity. METHODS: Forty RA patients meeting the American College of Rheumatology classification criteria for RA and twenty healthy controls (HC) were included. The peripheral blood mononuclear cells and sera were collected. The expressions of CD4+CXCR5(+)Tfh cells (CXCR5, C-X-C chemokine receptor type 5) and inducible T cell costimulator (ICOS), programmed death 1 positive (PD-1), interleukin-21 receptor (IL-21R) and CD40 ligand (CD40L) positive on CD4(+)CXCR5(+)Tfh cells were analyzed by flow cytometry...
December 18, 2016: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974559/mtor-promotes-anti-viral-humoral-immunity-by-differentially-regulating-cd4-helper-t-cell-and-b-cell-responses
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Lilin Ye, Junghwa Lee, Lifan Xu, Ata-Ur-Rasheed Mohammed, Weiyan Li, J Scott Hale, Wendy G Tan, Tuoqi Wu, Carl W Davis, Rafi Ahmed, Koichi Araki
: mTOR has important roles in regulation of both innate and adaptive immunity but whether and how mTOR modulates humoral immune responses is yet to be fully understood. To address this issue, we examined the effects of rapamycin, a specific inhibitor of mTOR, on B cell and CD4 T cell responses during acute infection with lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus. Rapamycin treatment resulted in suppression of virus-specific B cell responses by inhibiting proliferation of germinal center (GC) B cells...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974461/the-gs-protein-coupled-a2a-adenosine-receptor-controls-t-cell-help-in-the-germinal-center
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Robert K Abbott, Murillo Silva, Jasmine Labuda, Molly Thayer, Derek W Cain, Phaethon Philbrook, Shalini Sethumadhavan, Stephen Hatfield, Akio Ohta, Michail Sitkovsky
T follicular helper (TFH) cells have been shown to be critically required for the germinal center (GC) reaction where B cells undergo class switch recombination and clonal selection to generate high affinity neutralizing antibodies. However, detailed knowledge of the physiological cues within the GC microenvironment that regulate T cell help is limited. The cAMP elevating, Gs protein coupled A2a adenosine receptor (A2aR) is an evolutionarily conserved receptor that limits and redirects cellular immunity. However, the role of A2aR in humoral immunity and B cell differentiation is unknown...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
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