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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679773/distinctive-infectious-complications-in-patients-with-central-nervous-system-lymphoma-undergoing-thiotepa-busulfan-and-cyclophosphamide-tbc-conditioned-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation
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Michael Scordo, Sejal M Morjaria, Eric R Littmann, Ankush Bhatia, Helen H Chung, Molly Maloy, Lisa M DeAngelis, Sergio A Giralt, Ying Taur, Craig S Sauter
We investigated the incidence of viral, fungal, bacterial, and parasitic infections observed in 57 patients with central nervous system lymphoma (CNSL) after TBC-ASCT and 79 patients with systemic NHL after traditional BEAM-ASCT. Twenty of 57 (35%) TBC-ASCT patients had detectable viremia with human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6), cytomegalovirus (CMV), adenovirus (ADV), or BK virus (BKV), versus 9 of 79 (11%) BEAM-ASCT patients. Nine TBC-ASCT patients had clinically relevant viral infections (4 HHV-6, 2 CMV, 1 ADV, 2 BKV), versus 0 in the BEAM-ASCT group...
April 18, 2018: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679485/identification-and-structure-elucidation-of-the-proresolving-mediators-provides-novel-leads-for-resolution-pharmacology
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REVIEW
Jesmond Dalli, Charles N Serhan
Inflammatory diseases are a major socioeconomic burden, with the incidence of such conditions on the rise, especially in western societies. For decades, the primary treatment paradigm for many of these conditions was to develop drugs that inhibit or antagonize the production and biological actions of molecules that were thought to be the culprits in propagating disease, these include cytokines and eicosanoids. This approach is effective in controlling disease propagation; however, long-term exposure to these anti-inflammatories is also associated with many side effects, some of which severe, including immune-suppression...
April 21, 2018: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679484/the-role-of-autoimmune-reactivity-induced-by-heat-shock-protein-70-in-the-pathogenesis-of-essential-hypertension
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REVIEW
Bernardo Rodriguez-Iturbe, Miguel A Lanaspa, Richard J Johnson
Autoimmunity is increasingly recognized as having a central role in essential hypertension. Heat shock proteins are immunodominant molecules with high interspecies homology and autoimmune reactivity directed against HSP70 may play a role in the pathogenesis of hypertension. Autoimmunity to HSP70 may result from molecular mimicry between human HSP and bacterial HSP, or alternatively, as a response to HSP70-peptide complexes generated during cellular stress and delivered to the major histocompatibility complex in antigen presenting cells...
April 21, 2018: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679386/hepatitis-b-virus-evasion-from-cgas-sensing-in-human-hepatocytes
#4
Eloi R Verrier, Seung-Ae Yim, Laura Heydmann, Houssein El Saghire, Charlotte Bach, Vincent Turon-Lagot, Laurent Mailly, Sarah C Durand, Julie Lucifora, David Durantel, Patrick Pessaux, Nicolas Manel, Ivan Hirsch, Mirjam B Zeisel, Nathalie Pochet, Catherine Schuster, Thomas F Baumert
Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a major cause of chronic liver disease and cancer worldwide. The mechanisms of viral genome sensing and the evasion of innate immune responses by HBV infection are still poorly understood. Recently, the cyclic GMP-AMP synthase (cGAS) was identified as a DNA sensor. In this study, we aimed to investigate the functional role of cGAS in sensing of HBV infection and elucidate the mechanisms of viral evasion. We performed functional studies including loss- and gain-of-function experiments combined with cGAS effector gene expression profiling in an infectious cell culture model, primary human hepatocytes and HBV-infected human liver chimeric mice...
April 20, 2018: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677563/polysaccharide-of-hericium-erinaceus-attenuates-colitis-in-c57bl-6-mice-via-regulation-of-oxidative-stress-inflammation-related-signaling-pathways-and-modulating-the-composition-of-the-gut-microbiota
#5
Yilin Ren, Yan Geng, Yan Du, Wang Li, Zhen-Ming Lu, Hong-Yu Xu, Guo-Hua Xu, Jin-Song Shi, Zheng-Hong Xu
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a disease caused by a dysregulated immune with unknown etiology. Hericium erinaceus (H. erinaceus) is a Chinese medicinal fungus, with the effect of prevention and treatment of gastrointestinal disorders. In this study, we have tested the anti-inflammatory effect of polysaccharide of H. erinaceus (HECP, Mw: 86.67 kDa) in the model of dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-induced colitis in C57BL/6 mice. Our data indicated that HECP could improve clinical symptoms and down-regulate key markers of oxidative stresses, including nitric oxide (NO), malondialdehyde (MDA), total superoxide dismutase (T-SOD), and myeloperoxidase (MPO)...
March 16, 2018: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677491/the-allergen-der-p3-from-house-dust-mite-stimulates-store-operated-ca-2-channels-and-mast-cell-migration-through-par4-receptors
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Yu-Ping Lin, Charmaine Nelson, Holger Kramer, Anant B Parekh
The house dust mite is the principal source of perennial aeroallergens in man. How these allergens activate innate and adaptive immunity is unclear, and therefore, there are no therapies targeting mite allergens. Here, we show that house dust mite extract activates store-operated Ca2+ channels, a common signaling module in numerous cell types in the lung. Activation of channel pore-forming Orai1 subunits by mite extract requires gating by STIM1 proteins. Although mite extract stimulates both protease-activated receptor type 2 (PAR2) and PAR4 receptors, Ca2+ influx is more tightly coupled to the PAR4 pathway...
April 19, 2018: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677215/tracking-the-fate-of-adoptively-transferred-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells-in-the-primary-breast-tumor-microenvironment
#7
Jaclyn Sceneay, Christoph M Griessinger, Sabrina H L Hoffmann, Shu Wen Wen, Christina S F Wong, Sophie Krumeich, Manfred Kneilling, Bernd J Pichler, Andreas Möller
Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) are a heterogeneous population of immature myeloid progenitor cells that are expanded in cancer and act as potent suppressors of the anti-tumor immune response. MDSCs consist of two major subsets, namely monocytic (M-) MDSCs and granulocytic (G-) MDSCs that differ with respect to their phenotype, morphology and mechanisms of suppression. Here, we cultured bone marrow cells with IL-6 and GM-CSF in vitro to generate a population of bone marrow MDSCs (BM-MDSCs) similar to G-MDSCs from tumor-bearing mice in regards to phenotype, morphology and suppressive-function...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676760/fungal-contaminants-in-man-made-water-systems-connected-to-municipal-water
#8
Duygu Göksay Kadaifciler, Rasime Demirel
Water-related fungi are known to cause taste and odor problems, as well as negative health effects, and can lead to water-pipeline clogging. There is no legal regulation on the occurrence of fungi in water environments. However, much research has been performed, but further studies are needed. The main objectives of this study were to evaluate the fungal load and the presence of mycotoxigenic fungi in man-made water systems (for homes, hospitals, and shopping centers) connected to municipal water in Istanbul, Turkey...
April 2018: Journal of Water and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676624/signal-transducer-and-activator-of-transcription-1-regulates-multiwalled-carbon-nanotube-induced-pulmonary-fibrosis-in-mice-via-suppression-of-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-1-production-and-signaling
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Katherine S Duke, Alexia J Taylor, Mark D Ihrie, Kelly A Shipkowski, Erinn C Needham, James C Bonner
RATIONALE: Multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) are a potential risk for pulmonary fibrosis because of their fiber-like shape; other physicochemical features, such as rigidity, could also confer fibrogenicity. The signal transducer and activator of transcription 1 (STAT1) is an important antifibrogenic transcription factor that promotes fibroblast growth arrest. STAT1-deficient (Stat1-/- ) mice are susceptible to pulmonary fibrosis. OBJECTIVES: In this study, we hypothesized that Stat1-/- mice exhibit a differential fibrogenic response to tangled MWCNTs versus rigid MWCNTs above that seen with wild-type (Stat1+/+ ) mice...
April 2018: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676621/interleukin-17a-in-the-pathogenesis-of-lung-adenocarcinoma
#10
Zhen Lin, Christian Nguyen, Beibei Xu, Erik K Flemington, Gilbert F Morris
RATIONALE: Evidence has shown that inhaled lung carcinogens, such as tobacco smoke, silica, or asbestos, induce a T-helper cell type 17 inflammatory environment. Interleukin-17A (commonly and hereafter called IL-17) is the signature cytokine of T-helper cell type 17 inflammation. We have shown previously that IL-17 overexpression promotes growth of lung adenocarcinoma in transgenic mouse models. Our additional findings suggest that IL-17 suppresses the function of the p53 tumor suppressor protein in a mutant K-Ras-expressing lung tumor cell line...
April 2018: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676071/differences-in-genetic-variations-between-treatable-and-recalcitrant-atopic-dermatitis-in-korean
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Myungsoo Jun, Hye Young Wang, Solam Lee, Eunhee Choi, Hyeyoung Lee, Eung Ho Choi
PURPOSE: Variations in barrier- or immune response-related genes are closely related to the development of atopic dermatitis (AD). This study was designed to identify genetic variations and clinical features to predict 'recalcitrant AD.' METHODS: AD patients were classified as treatable and recalcitrant. Treatable AD patients showed satisfactory clinical improvement with basic and topical treatments. Recalcitrant AD patients used systemic immune-suppressants for over 4 weeks as they had not shown clinical improvement with basic and topical treatments...
May 2018: Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675979/senescent-cells-re-engineered-to-express-spd-1-for-inhibiting-pd-1-pd-l1-as-a-vaccination-approach-against-breast-cancer
#12
Zehong Chen, Kang Hu, Lieting Feng, Ruxiong Su, Nan Lai, Zike Yang, Shijun Kang
Various types of vaccines have been proposed as approaches for prevention or delay of the onset of cancer by boosting the endogenous immune system. We previously developed a senescent-cell-based vaccine, induced by radiation and veliparib, as a preventive and therapeutic tool against triple-negative breast cancer. However, the PD-1/PD-L1 pathway was found to play an important role in vaccine failure. Hence, we further developed sPD1-expressing senescent cells to overcome PD-L1/PD1-mediated immune suppression while vaccinating to promote dendritic cells (DCs) maturity, thereby amplifying T cell activation...
April 20, 2018: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675399/sialidase-deficiency-in-porphyromonas-gingivalis-increases-il-12-secretion-in-stimulated-macrophages-through-regulation-of-cr3-incrna-gas5-and-mir-21
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Xue Yang, Yaping Pan, Xiaoyu Xu, Tong Tong, Shiwen Yu, Yue Zhao, Li Lin, Jingbo Liu, Dongmei Zhang, Chen Li
Porphyromonas gingivalis ( P. gingivalis ) is a major periodontal pathogen that can induce an immune response leading to a destructive inflammatory process. During the inflammatory process, interleukin-12 (IL-12) is secreted, correlating with bacterial clearance by macrophages. Bacterial sialidase has recently been shown to influence the synthesis and modification of the macromolecules on its surface, and is associated with the interaction between bacteria and host cells. We have previously constructed a P...
2018: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675028/the-apoplastic-secretome-of-trichoderma-virens-during-interaction-with-maize-roots-shows-an-inhibition-of-plant-defence-and-scavenging-oxidative-stress-secreted-proteins
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Guillermo Nogueira-Lopez, David R Greenwood, Martin Middleditch, Christopher Winefield, Carla Eaton, Johanna M Steyaert, Artemio Mendoza-Mendoza
In Nature, almost every plant is colonized by fungi. Trichoderma virens is a biocontrol fungus which has the capacity to behave as an opportunistic plant endophyte. Even though many plants are colonized by this symbiont, the exact mechanisms by which Trichoderma masks its entrance into its plant host remain unknown, but likely involve the secretion of different families of proteins into the apoplast that may play crucial roles in the suppression of plant immune responses. In this study, we investigated T. virens colonization of maize roots under hydroponic conditions, evidencing inter- and intracellular colonization by the fungus and modifications in root morphology and coloration...
2018: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675023/increased-plasma-levels-of-danger-associated-molecular-patterns-are-associated-with-immune-suppression-and-postoperative-infections-in-patients-undergoing-cytoreductive-surgery-and-hyperthermic-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy
#15
Guus P Leijte, Hettie Custers, Jelle Gerretsen, Amon Heijne, Johannes Roth, Thomas Vogl, Gert J Scheffer, Peter Pickkers, Matthijs Kox
Introduction: Danger-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs) can elicit immune responses and may subsequently induce an immune-suppressed state. Previous work showed that increased plasma levels of DAMPs are associated with immune suppression and increased susceptibility toward infections in trauma patients. Like trauma, major surgical procedures, such as cytoreductive surgery (CRS) combined with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC), are also thought to cause profound DAMP release...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675018/contribution-to-tumor-angiogenesis-from-innate-immune-cells-within-the-tumor-microenvironment-implications-for-immunotherapy
#16
REVIEW
Adriana Albini, Antonino Bruno, Douglas M Noonan, Lorenzo Mortara
The critical role of angiogenesis in promoting tumor growth and metastasis is strongly established. However, tumors show considerable variation in angiogenic characteristics and in their sensitivity to antiangiogenic therapy. Tumor angiogenesis involves not only cancer cells but also various tumor-associated leukocytes (TALs) and stromal cells. TALs produce chemokines, cytokines, proteases, structural proteins, and microvescicles. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and inflammatory chemokines are not only major proangiogenic factors but are also immune modulators, which increase angiogenesis and lead to immune suppression...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674801/immunomodulatory-properties-of-titanium-dioxide-nanostructural-materials
#17
T Sree Latha, Madhava C Reddy, Prasad V R Durbaka, Shankar V Muthukonda, Dakshayani Lomada
OBJECTIVES: Although titanium dioxide (TiO2 ) nanostructural materials have been widely used in Biology and Medicine, very little is known about immunomodulation mechanism of these materials. Objectives of this study are to investigate in vitro immunomodulatory effects of TiO2 . Immunosuppressant may lower immune responses and are helpful for the treatment of graft versus host diseases and autoimmune disorders. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, we used H2 Ti3 O7 titanium dioxide nanotubes (TNT) nanotubes along with commercial TiO2 nanoparticles (TNP) and TiO2 fine particles (TFP)...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674728/physiological-function-of-phospholipase-d2-in-anti-tumor-immunity-regulation-of-cd8-t-lymphocyte-proliferation
#18
Van Ngo Thai Bich, Tsunaki Hongu, Yuki Miura, Naohiro Katagiri, Norihiko Ohbayashi, Yumi Yamashita-Kanemaru, Akira Shibuya, Yuji Funakoshi, Yasunori Kanaho
Two major phospholipase D (PLD) isozymes in mammals, PLD1 and PLD2, hydrolyze the membrane phospholipid phosphatidylcholine to choline and the lipid messenger phosphatidic acid. Although their roles in cancer cells have been well studied, their functions in tumor microenvironment have not yet been clarified. Here, we demonstrate that PLD2 in cytotoxic CD8+ T cells plays a crucial role in anti-tumor immunity by regulating their cell proliferation. We found that growth of tumors formed by subcutaneously transplanted cancer cells is enhanced in Pld2-knockout mice...
April 19, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674130/volatiles-as-inducers-and-suppressors-of-plant-defense-and-immunity-origins-specificity-perception-and-signaling
#19
REVIEW
Matthias Erb
Volatiles from attacked plants, microbes and herbivores can enhance plant defenses. However, the absence of volatiles rather than their presence has sometimes been associated with enhanced defense, suggesting that volatiles may also act as defense suppressors. Recent work provides a potential mechanistic explanation for these observations by showing that volatile cues can modulate different hormonal pathways, including jasmonate (JA), salicylic acid (SA) and auxin (IAA) signaling. Many of these pathways interact with each other through crosstalk...
April 16, 2018: Current Opinion in Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673589/intracellular-calcium-is-a-rheostat-for-the-sting-signaling-pathway
#20
Dohyeong Kwon, Hiromi Sesaki, Suk-Jo Kang
Stimulator of IFN genes (STING) is essential for the DNA-sensing innate immune pathway. Recently, evidence is emerging that suggests STING also plays important roles in autoimmunity, cancer therapy, and senescence. Although a multitude of post-translational modifications that regulate the STING pathway have been discovered, the cellular events that guide STING translocation remain unclear. Here, we show, paradoxically, that both BAPTA-AM-mediated calcium depletion and ionomycin-induced calcium elevation suppress STING translocation and STING-mediated IFN-β production...
April 16, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
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