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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444238/vitamin-d-receptor-restricts-th2-biased-inflammation-in-the-heart
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Jiangping Song, Xiao Chen, Liang Cheng, Man Rao, Kai Chen, Ningning Zhang, Jian Meng, Mengmeng Li, Zhi-Qiang Liu, Ping-Chang Yang
Background and aims: The aberrant immune responses play a critical role in the pathogenesis of myocarditis. Vitamin D receptor (VDR) has immune regulatory functions. This study aims to investigate the role of VDR in the restricting the immune inflammation in the heart. Methods: The human heart samples were obtained from the heart transplantation. T helper (Th)2 and Th1 responses in the heart tissue were characterized by histology and immune assay. VDR-/- mice and Rag2-/- mice were used in the experiments to test the role of VDR in the maintaining the homeostasis in the heart...
February 12, 2018: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440425/bryostatin-1-alleviates-experimental-multiple-sclerosis
#2
Michael D Kornberg, Matthew D Smith, Hasti Atashi Shirazi, Peter A Calabresi, Solomon H Snyder, Paul M Kim
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory disorder targeting the central nervous system (CNS). The relapsing-remitting phase of MS is largely driven by peripheral activation of autoreactive T-helper (Th) 1 and Th17 lymphocytes. In contrast, compartmentalized inflammation within the CNS, including diffuse activation of innate myeloid cells, characterizes the progressive phase of MS, the most debilitating phase that currently lacks satisfactory treatments. Recently, bryostatin-1 (bryo-1), a naturally occurring, CNS-permeable compound with a favorable safety profile in humans, has been shown to act on antigen-presenting cells to promote differentiation of lymphocytes into Th2 cells, an action that might benefit Th1-driven inflammatory conditions such as MS...
February 12, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440380/comparative-transcriptome-analysis-reveals-distinct-genetic-modules-associated-with-helios-expression-in-intratumoral-regulatory-t-cells
#3
Kathleen Yates, Kevin Bi, W Nicholas Haining, Harvey Cantor, Hye-Jung Kim
Regulatory T cells (Tregs) are key modulators of immune tolerance, capable of suppressing inflammatory immune responses and promoting nonlymphoid tissue homeostasis. Helios, a transcription factor (TF) that is selectively expressed by Tregs, has been shown to be essential for the maintenance of Treg lineage stability in the face of inflammatory conditions that include autoimmune disease and cancer. Helios-deficient Tregs within tumors acquire effector T cell function and contribute to immune responses against cancer...
February 9, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439842/zinc-supplementation-plays-a-crucial-role-in-t-helper-9-differentiation-in-allogeneic-immune-reactions-and-non-activated-t-cells
#4
Martina Maywald, Fudi Wang, Lothar Rink
T helper (Th) 9 cells play a critical role in immune-mediated diseases, including allergic airway inflammation, autoimmune diseases, and cancer development. Thus, the promotion or suppression of Th9 cell differentiation, transcriptional control, and function is very important for a healthy immune system. Interestingly, T cell maturation, differentiation and function are highly dependent on the individuals' zinc status. This is especially seen in zinc deficient individuals as in the elderly population often suffering of autoimmunity and increased incidence of infections...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438841/anti-migraine-and-anti-depression-activities-of-tianshu-capsule-by-mediating-monoamine-oxidase
#5
Xiaoping Sun, Fangfang Zhu, Jun Zhou, Xiujuan Chang, Liang Li, Hanfei Hu, Zhenzhong Wang, Wei Xiao
BACKGROUND: Tianshu capsule(TSC)is a Chinese patent medicine. It's widely used to treat migraine clinically in China. AIM OF THE STUDY: In the present study, we investigated anti-migraine and anti-depression activities of TSC using in vivo animal models together with in vitro studies to investigate the mechanism of action. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Nitroglycerin (NTG) -induced migraine rat model, rat was given a subcutaneous injection of the NTG suspension (10 mg/kg) once a week for 5 weeks...
February 10, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29437871/gut-microbiota-modulate-t-cell-trafficking-into-human-colorectal-cancer
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Eleonora Cremonesi, Valeria Governa, Jesus Francisco Glaus Garzon, Valentina Mele, Francesca Amicarella, Manuele Giuseppe Muraro, Emanuele Trella, Virginie Galati-Fournier, Daniel Oertli, Silvio Raffael Däster, Raoul A Droeser, Benjamin Weixler, Martin Bolli, Raffaele Rosso, Ulrich Nitsche, Nina Khanna, Adrian Egli, Simone Keck, Julia Slotta-Huspenina, Luigi M Terracciano, Paul Zajac, Giulio Cesare Spagnoli, Serenella Eppenberger-Castori, Klaus-Peter Janssen, Lubor Borsig, Giandomenica Iezzi
OBJECTIVE: Tumour-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) favour survival in human colorectal cancer (CRC). Chemotactic factors underlying their recruitment remain undefined. We investigated chemokines attracting T cells into human CRCs, their cellular sources and microenvironmental triggers. DESIGN: Expression of genes encoding immune cell markers, chemokines and bacterial 16S ribosomal RNA (16SrRNA) was assessed by quantitative reverse transcription-PCR in fresh CRC samples and corresponding tumour-free tissues...
February 6, 2018: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436413/many-th-cell-subsets-have-fas-ligand-dependent-cytotoxic-potential
#7
Dmitri I Kotov, Jessica A Kotov, Michael F Goldberg, Marc K Jenkins
CD4 + Th cells can have cytotoxic activity against cells displaying relevant peptide-MHC class II (p:MHCII) ligands. Cytotoxicity may be a property of Th1 cells and depends on perforin and the Eomes transcription factor. We assessed these assertions for polyclonal p:MHCII-specific CD4 + T cells activated in vivo in different contexts. Mice immunized with an immunogenic peptide in adjuvant or infected with lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus or Listeria monocytogenes bacteria induced cytotoxic Th cells that killed B cells displaying relevant p:MHCII complexes...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436082/asymmetric-alkyl-side-chain-engineering-of-naphthalene-diimide-based-n-type-polymers-for-efficient-all-polymer-solar-cells
#8
Tao Jia, Zhenye Li, Lei Ying, Jianchao Jia, Baobing Fan, Wenkai Zhong, Feilong Pan, Penghui He, Junwu Chen, Fei Huang, Yong Cao
The design and synthesis of three n-type conjugated polymers based on a naphthalene diimide-thiophene skeleton are presented. The control polymer, PNDI-2HD, has two identical 2-hexyldecyl side chains, and the other polymers have different alkyl side chains; PNDI-EHDT has a 2-ethylhexyl and a 2-decyltetradecyl side chain, and PNDI-BOOD has a 2-butyloctyl and a 2-octyldodecyl side chain. These copolymers with different alkyl side chains exhibit higher melting and crystallization temperatures, and stronger aggregation in solution, than the control copolymer PNDI-2HD that has the same side chain...
February 13, 2018: Macromolecular Rapid Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434588/gata3-hdac6-and-bcl6-regulate-foxp3-treg-plasticity-and-determine-treg-conversion-into-either-novel-antigen-presenting-cell-like-treg-or-th1-treg
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Keman Xu, William Y Yang, Gayani Kanchana Nanayakkara, Ying Shao, Fan Yang, Wenhui Hu, Eric T Choi, Hong Wang, Xiaofeng Yang
We conducted an experimental database analysis to determine the expression of 61 CD4+ Th subset regulators in human and murine tissues, cells, and in T-regulatory cells (Treg) in physiological and pathological conditions. We made the following significant findings: (1) adipose tissues of diabetic patients with insulin resistance upregulated various Th effector subset regulators; (2) in skin biopsy from patients with psoriasis, and in blood cells from patients with lupus, effector Th subset regulators were more upregulated than downregulated; (3) in rosiglitazone induced failing hearts in ApoE-deficient (KO) mice, various Th subset regulators were upregulated rather than downregulated; (4) aortic endothelial cells activated by proatherogenic stimuli secrete several Th subset-promoting cytokines; (5) in Treg from follicular Th (Tfh)-transcription factor (TF) Bcl6 KO mice, various Th subset regulators were upregulated; whereas in Treg from Th2-TF GATA3 KO mice and HDAC6 KO mice, various Th subset regulators were downregulated, suggesting that Bcl6 inhibits, GATA3 and HDAC6 promote, Treg plasticity; and (6) GATA3 KO, and Bcl6 KO Treg upregulated MHC II molecules and T cell co-stimulation receptors, suggesting that GATA3 and BCL6 inhibit Treg from becoming novel APC-Treg...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434028/effects-of-thyroid-hormones-on-thermogenesis-and-energy-partitioning
#10
Karl Alexander Iwen, Rebecca Ölkrug, Georg Brabant
Thyroid hormones (TH) are of central importance for thermogenesis, energy homeostasis, and metabolism. Here we will discuss these aspects by focussing on the physiological aspects of TH-dependent regulation in response to cold exposure and fasting which will be compared to alterations in primary hyper- and hypothyroidism. In particular, we will summarise current knowledge on regional thyroid hormone status in the central nervous system (CNS) and in peripheral cells. In contrast to hyper- and hypothyroidism, where parallel changes are observed, local alterations in the CNS differ to peripheral compartments when induced by cold exposure or fasting...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29431434/unexpected-magnetic-ordering-on-the-cr-substructure-in-ucr2si2c-and-structural-relationships-in-quaternary-u-cr-si-c-compounds
#11
Pierric Lemoine, Anne Vernière, Mathieu Pasturel, Gérard Venturini, Bernard Malaman
Previous experimental and theoretical studies revealed that carbon insertion into the RCr2Si2 compounds drastically affects the magnetic behavior, since chromium does not carry any magnetic moment in RCr2Si2C (R = Y, La-Sm, Gd-Er) compounds in contrast to RCr2Si2 (R = Y, Sm, Gd-Lu, Th) compounds. In this study, we report on the unexpected magnetic ordering of chromium atoms in the isotype quaternary UCr2Si2C compound. While specific heat and magnetic measurements suggest a Pauli paramagnetic behavior, neutron powder diffraction reveals an antiferromagnetic ordering of the chromium substructure at high temperature (TN > 300 K), while that of uranium remains nonmagnetically ordered down to 2 K...
February 12, 2018: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429522/neurochemical-characteristics-of-calbindin-like-immunoreactive-coeliac-cranial-mesenteric-ganglion-complex-ccmg-neurons-supplying-the-pre-pyloric-region-of-the-porcine-stomach
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Katarzyna Palus, Michał Bulc, Marta Czajkowska, Bartosz Miciński, Jarosław Całka
The present study was designed to determine the distribution, morphology and co-localization of calbindin-D28k (CB) with other neuroactive substances in the coeliac-cranial mesenteric ganglion complex (CCMG) neurons supplying the prepyloric region of the porcine stomach. In all animals, a median laparotomy was performed and the fluorescent retrograde neuronal tracer Fast Blue was injected into the wall of the stomach prepyloric area. On the 28th day, all animals were euthanized and the CCMG complexes were then collected and processed for double-labelling immunofluorescence for CB and tyrosine hydroxylase (TH), galanin (GAL), somatostatin (SOM), leu 5-enkephalin (LENK), vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP), substance P (SP) and cocaine- and amphetamine-regulated transcript peptide (CART), Immunohistochemistry revealed that 8...
February 2018: Tissue & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429191/-mechanisms-underlying-glucocorticoid-resistance-in-chronic-rhinosinusitis-with-nasal-polyps
#13
Y Y Zhang, H F Lou, C S Wang, L Zhang
Chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) is a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs in the nasal and sinus mucosa, which is a common disease in otorhinolaryngology. At present, CRSwNP can be effectively treated by glucocorticoids (GC). GC binds to GC receptors in the nasal mucosa, affects the expression of inflammatory genes, inhibits the activation and action of eosinophils, T cell-associated inflammatory responses in nasal polyps, as well as tissue remodeling. However, there are some patients fall reponse to GC, so called GC resistance...
February 7, 2018: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427742/modulation-of-dendritic-cell-by-pathogen-antigens-where-do-we-stand
#14
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Gabriela Peron, Livia de Lima Thomaz, Larissa Camargo da Rosa, Rodolfo Thomé, Liana Maria Cardoso Verinaud
Dendritic cells (DCs) are essential players in the activation of T cells and in the development of adaptive immune response towards invading pathogens. Upon antigen (Ag) recognition of Pathogen Associated Molecular Patterns (PAMPs) by their receptors (PRRs), DCs are activated and acquire an inflammatory profile. DCs have the ability to direct the profile of helper T (Th) cells towards Th1, Th2, Th17, Th9 and regulatory (Treg) cells. Each subset of Th cells presents a unique gene expression signature and is endowed with the ability to conduct or suppress effector cells in inflammation...
February 7, 2018: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423959/low-resilience-to-stress-is-associated-with-candidate-gene-expression-alterations-in-the-dopaminergic-signalling-pathway
#15
Esfandiar Azadmarzabadi, Arvin Haghighatfard, Alireza Mohammadi
BACKGROUND: In stressful situations, a person's ability to appropriately complete tasks with minimal anxiety is known as stress resilience. Genetic variants in neuropeptide Y, Corticotropin releasing hormone receptor 1 (CRHR1), and serotonin transporter have been previously reported to be associated with low resilience, but the relationship between low resilience and the dopaminergic signalling pathway is not well understood. Here, we aimed to describe the association between comprehensive psychological characteristics and messenger RNA levels of dopamine receptor D1 (DRD1), dopamine receptor D2 (DRD2), dopamine receptor D3 (DRD3), dopamine receptor D4 (DRD4), dopamine receptor D5 (DRD5), COMT, Dopamine Beta-Hydroxylase (DBH), Tyrosine hydroxylase (TH), monoamine oxidase A (MAOM), dopa decarboxylase (DDC), dopamine transporter (DAT), serotonin transporter (5-HTT), brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) genes based on peripheral blood samples from 400 subjects who react differently to major life event stressors...
February 8, 2018: Psychogeriatrics: the Official Journal of the Japanese Psychogeriatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422616/identification-of-t-helper-th-1-and-th2-associated-antigens-of-cryptococcus-neoformans-in-a-murine-model-of-pulmonary-infection
#16
Carolina Firacative, A Elisabeth Gressler, Kristin Schubert, Bianca Schulze, Uwe Müller, Frank Brombacher, Martin von Bergen, Gottfried Alber
Cryptococcosis, caused by Cryptococcus neoformans, has been demonstrated to be controlled by T helper (Th)1 cells while Th2 cells are associated with fungal growth and dissemination. Although cryptococcal immunoreactive protein antigens were previously identified, their association with Th1 or Th2 immune responses was not provided. In mice, Th1-dependent IFN-γ induces the production of IgG2a, whereas the Th2 cytokine IL-4 stimulates the expression of IgG1 rendering each isotype an indicator of the underlying Th cell response...
February 8, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29420538/th-pok-regulates-mammary-gland-lactation-through-mtor-srebp-pathway
#17
Rui Zhang, Huimin Ma, Yuan Gao, Yanjun Wu, Yuemei Qiao, Ajun Geng, Cheguo Cai, Yingying Han, Yi Arial Zeng, Xiaolong Liu, Gaoxiang Ge
The Th-inducing POK (Th-POK, also known as ZBTB7B or cKrox) transcription factor is a key regulator of lineage commitment of immature T cell precursors. It is yet unclear the physiological functions of Th-POK besides helper T cell differentiation. Here we show that Th-POK is restrictedly expressed in the luminal epithelial cells in the mammary glands that is upregulated at late pregnancy and lactation. Lineage restrictedly expressed Th-POK exerts distinct biological functions in the mammary epithelial cells and T cells in a tissue-specific manner...
February 8, 2018: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29416637/liver-x-receptors-agonist-promotes-differentiation-of-rat-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-into-dopaminergic-neuron-like-cells
#18
Oumei Cheng, Xiaoyan Tian, Ying Luo, Shaoshan Mai, Yang Yang, Shengnan Kuang, Qi Chen, Jie Ma, Beibei Chen, Rong Li, Lu Yang, Huan Li, Congli Hu, Jiahua Zhang, Zhihao Chen, Yuke Li, Hui Xia, Ying Xu, Junqing Yang
Dopaminergic (DA) neurons derived from bone marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) maybe a valuable source for cell replacement therapy in Parkinson disease. Recent studies showed that new functions of LXR and their ligands have been proposed to prevent PD in the adult nervous system. The present study was designed to observe the effect of liver X receptors (LXR) agonist on differentiation of rat BMSCs into DA neurons. Expressions of the neuronal markers (Tuj1 and Nestin), the specific marker of DA neurons (tyrosine hydroxylase, TH), LXR α and LXR β were measured by immunocytochemical assay and TH/Tuj1 positive cells were determined by quantitative cell count analyses...
January 2, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29416539/adjuvant-effect-of-bacille-calmette-gu%C3%A3-rin-on-hepatitis-b-vaccine-immunogenicity-in-the-preterm-and-term-newborn
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Annette Scheid, Francesco Borriello, Carlo Pietrasanta, Helen Christou, Joann Diray-Arce, Matthew A Pettengill, Sweta Joshi, Ning Li, Ilana Bergelson, Tobias Kollmann, David J Dowling, Ofer Levy
Immunization is key to protecting term and preterm infants from a heightened risk of infection. However, preterm immunity is distinct from that of the term, limiting its ability to effectively respond to vaccines routinely given at birth, such as hepatitis B vaccine (HBV). As part of the Expanded Program on Immunization, HBV is often given together with the live-attenuated vaccine Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG), known to activate multiple pattern-recognition receptors. Of note, some clinical studies suggest BCG can enhance efficacy of other vaccines in term newborns...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29416536/trichinella-spiralis-excretory-secretory-products-induce-tolerogenic-properties-in-human-dendritic-cells-via-toll-like-receptors-2-and-4
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Nataša Ilic, Alisa Gruden-Movsesijan, Jelena Cvetkovic, Sergej Tomic, Dragana Bozidar Vucevic, Carmen Aranzamendi, Miodrag Colic, Elena Pinelli, Ljiljana Sofronic-Milosavljevic
Trichinella spiralis, as well as its muscle larvae excretory-secretory products (ES L1), given either alone or via dendritic cells (DCs), induce a tolerogenic immune microenvironment in inbred rodents and successfully ameliorate experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis. ES L1 directs the immunological balance away from T helper (Th)1, toward Th2 and regulatory responses by modulating DCs phenotype. The ultimate goal of our work is to find out if it is possible to translate knowledge obtained in animal model to humans and to generate human tolerogenic DCs suitable for therapy of autoimmune diseases through stimulation with ES L1...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
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