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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665000/increased-killer-b-cells-in-chronic-hcv-infection-may-lead-to-autoimmunity-and-increased-viral-load
#1
Nasren Eiza, Eli Zuckerman, Matthias Carlebach, Tova Rainis, Yair Goldberg, Zahava Vadasz
BACKGROUND: B regulatory (Breg) cells are characterized by various membrane markers, and the secretion of different inhibitory cytokines. A new subset of Breg cells was identified as CD5hi Fas-ligand (FasL)hi. Their main reported role is to suppress anti-viral and anti-tumor immune responses and hence, they have been dubbed "killer" B cells. In this study, we aim to assess the role of these cells in chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, and determine if they contribute to the increased viral load and persistence of HCV and its related autoimmunity...
April 17, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29599908/regulatory-b-cells-induced-by-pancreatic-cancer-cell-derived-interleukin-18-promote-immune-tolerance-via-the-pd-1-pd-l1-pathway
#2
Yan Zhao, Ming Shen, Yecheng Feng, Ruizhi He, Xiaodong Xu, Yu Xie, Xiuhui Shi, Min Zhou, Shutao Pan, Min Wang, Xingjun Guo, Renyi Qin
Dysregulation of regulatory B cells (Bregs), a type of immunosuppressive lymphocyte, are associated with development of autoimmune diseases and cancers. Bregs produce immune tolerance-inducing cell surface molecules and tolerogenic cytokines (interleukin [IL]-10 and transforming growth factor-beta). We previously showed that levels of the inflammatory cytokine IL-18 were increased in patients with pancreatic cancer. In the present study study, we found that pancreatic cancer cell-derived IL-18 increases Breg-induced immunosuppression...
March 13, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29566367/defective-circulating-regulatory-b-cells-in-patients-with-dilated-cardiomyopathy
#3
Jiao Jiao, Yu-Zhi Lu, Ni Xia, Yi-Qiu Wang, Ting-Ting Tang, Shao-Fang Nie, Bing-Jie Lv, Ke-Jing Wang, Shuang Wen, Jing-Yong Li, Xing-Di Zhou, Yu-Hua Liao, Xiang Cheng
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Newly identified IL-10-producing regulatory B cells (Bregs) have been shown to play an important role in the suppression of immune responses. Chronic immune activation participates in the pathogenesis of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) but whether Bregs are involved in its development remains unclear. We aimed to investigate the circulating frequency and function of Bregs in DCM. METHODS: In total, 35 DCM patients (20 men and 15 women) and 44 healthy controls (23 men and 21 women) were included in the experiment, and the frequency of Bregs was detected using flow cytometry...
March 20, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29531131/potential-role-for-regulatory-b-cells-as-a-major-source-of-il-10-in-spleen-from-plasmodium-chabaudi-infected-mice
#4
Xue Han, Ji Yang, Yitong Zhang, Yalin Zhang, Hongtao Cao, Yaming Cao, Zanmei Qi
IL-10-producing regulatory B (Breg) cells were found to be induced in a variety of infectious diseases. However, its importance in the regulation of immune response to malaria is still unclear. Here, we investigated the dynamic, phenotype and function of Breg cells using the Plasmodium chabaudi chabaudi AS ( P.c. chabaudi AS) infected C57BL/6 and BALB/c mice. BALB/c mice were more susceptible to infection and had a stronger IL-10 response in spleen compared with C57BL/6 mice. Analysis of the surface markers of IL-10-producing cells with flow cytometry showed that CD19+ B cells were one of the primary IL-10-producing populations in P...
March 12, 2018: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29529042/protease-signaling-through-protease-activated-receptor-1-mediate-nerve-activation-by-mucosal-supernatants-from-irritable-bowel-syndrome-but-not-from-ulcerative-colitis-patients
#5
Sabine Buhner, Hannes Hahne, Kerstin Hartwig, Qin Li, Sheila Vignali, Daniela Ostertag, Chen Meng, Gabriele Hörmannsperger, Breg Braak, Christian Pehl, Thomas Frieling, Giovanni Barbara, Roberto De Giorgio, Ihsan Ekin Demir, Güralp Onur Ceyhan, Florian Zeller, Guy Boeckxstaens, Dirk Haller, Bernhard Kuster, Michael Schemann
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The causes of gastrointestinal complaints in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) remain poorly understood. Altered nerve function has emerged as an important pathogenic factor as IBS mucosal biopsy supernatants consistently activate enteric and sensory neurons. We investigated the neurally active molecular components of such supernatants from patients with IBS and quiescent ulcerative colitis (UC). METHOD: Effects of supernatants from 7 healthy controls (HC), 20 IBS and 12 UC patients on human and guinea pig submucous neurons were studied with neuroimaging techniques...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29523310/killer-fasl-regulatory-b-cells-are-present-during-latent-tb-and-are-induced-by-bcg-stimulation-in-participants-with-and-without-latent-tuberculosis
#6
Ilana C van Rensburg, Andre G Loxton
Regulatory B cells (Bregs) have been shown to be present during several disease states. The phenotype of the cells is not completely defined and the function of these cells differ between disease. The presence of FASL expressing (killer) B cells during latent and successfully treated TB disease have been shown but whether these cells are similar to regulatory B cells remain unclear. We assessed the receptor expression of FASL/IL5 (killer B cells), CD24/CD38 (regulatory B cells) on whole peripheral blood of participants with untreated active TB and healthy controls...
January 2018: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29507629/mesenchymal-stem-cells-derived-exosomes-are-more-immunosuppressive-than-microparticles-in-inflammatory-arthritis
#7
Stella Cosenza, Karine Toupet, Marie Maumus, Patricia Luz-Crawford, Olivier Blanc-Brude, Christian Jorgensen, Danièle Noël
Objectives: Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) release extracellular vesicles (EVs) that display a therapeutic effect in inflammatory disease models. Although MSCs can prevent arthritis, the role of MSCs-derived EVs has never been reported in rheumatoid arthritis. This prompted us to compare the function of exosomes (Exos) and microparticles (MPs) isolated from MSCs and investigate their immunomodulatory function in arthritis. Methods: MSCs-derived Exos and MPs were isolated by differential ultracentrifugation. Immunosuppressive effects of MPs or Exos were investigated on T and B lymphocytes in vitro and in the Delayed-Type Hypersensitivity (DTH) and Collagen-Induced Arthritis (CIA) models...
2018: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29500914/crosstalk-between-mesenchymal-stem-cells-and-t-regulatory-cells-is-crucially-important-for-the-attenuation-of-acute-liver-injury
#8
Marina Gazdic, Bojana Simovic Markovic, Aleksandar Arsenijevic, Nemanja Jovicic, Aleksandar Acovic, C Randall Harrell, Crissy Fellabaum, Valentin Djonov, Nebojsa Arsenijevic, Miodrag L Lukic, Vladislav Volarevic
One of the therapeutic options for the treatment of fulminant hepatitis is re-population of intrahepatic regulatory cells since their pool is significantly reduced during acute liver failure. Although it is known that mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), which have beneficent effects in the therapy of fulminant hepatitis, may promote expansion of T regulatory cells (Tregs) and B regulatory cells (Bregs), the role of these regulatory cells in MSC-mediated attenuation of acute liver injury is unknown. Herewith, we described the molecular mechanisms involved in the crosstalk between MSCs and liver regulatory cells and analyzed the potential of MSC-based therapy for the expansion of intrahepatic regulatory cells in mouse model of acute liver failure...
March 3, 2018: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29500500/-b-cells-in-head-and-neck-oncology
#9
REVIEW
P J Schuler, C Brunner, T K Hoffmann
As immunotherapy is becoming increasingly important in the treatment of head and neck cancer, a fundamental understanding of the immunological relationships in the tumor microenvironment is required. The importance of tumor-infiltrating B cells (TIL-B) has been largely neglected so far. In the current literature, however, a significant influence of B cells on tumor growth is described, so that this cell population is now also perceived as a therapeutic target structure. Regulatory B cells (Breg ) represent a subset of B cells with immunosuppressive properties...
March 2, 2018: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29494848/bacterially-activated-b-cells-drive-t-cell-differentiation-towards-tr1-through-pd-1-pd-l1-expression
#10
Sawsan Sudqi Said, Guliz Tuba Barut, Nesteren Mansur, Asli Korkmaz, Ayca Sayi-Yazgan
Regulatory B cells (Bregs) play a crucial role in immunological tolerance primarily through the production of IL-10 in many diseases including autoimmune disorders, allergy, infectious diseases, and cancer. To date, various Breg subsets with overlapping phenotypes have been identified. However, the roles of Bregs in Helicobacter infection are largely unknown. In the present study, we investigate the phenotype and function of Helicobacter -stimulated B cells. Our results demonstrate that Helicobacter felis -stimulated IL-10- producing B cells (Hfstim - IL-10+ B) are composed of B10 and Transitional 2 Marginal Zone Precursor (T2-MZP) cells with expression of CD9, Tim-1, and programmed death 1 (PD-1)...
April 2018: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29474139/levels-of-regulatory-b-cells-do-not-predict-serological-responses-to-hepatitis-b-vaccine
#11
Maria Bolther, Karen Lise Dahl Andersen, Martin Tolstrup, Kumar Visvanathan, Ian Woolley, Narelle Skinner, Rosemary Millen, Nadia Warner, Lars Østergaard, Søren Jensen-Fangel
This study investigated the immunomodulatory influence of IL10 producing B regulatory cells, Bregs (CD19+CD24hiCD38hi) to standard Twinrix® vaccination. We also investigated HBsAg specific T-cell mediated IFN-γ responses to Twinrix® which in theory could provide effective immunity despite low anti-HBs titer. A total of 309 hepatitis B negative health care students and workers completed a standard Twinrix® vaccination schedule (0, 1 and 6 months). Depending on the vaccination response the participants were divided in to non-, low- and high responders according to anti-HBs titer (<10, <100 and >1000 mIU/mL respectively) two months after completed vaccination schedule...
February 23, 2018: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29464038/the-influence-of-chemotherapy-on-adenosine-producing-b-cells-in-patients-with-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#12
Andreas Ziebart, Ulrich Huber, Sandra Jeske, Simon Laban, Johannes Doescher, Thomas K Hoffmann, Cornelia Brunner, Edwin K Jackson, Patrick J Schuler
Introduction: Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) strongly suppresses the immune system, resulting in increased metastasis and recurrent disease. Chemotherapy is part of the multimodal treatment but may further immunosuppression. Recently, we demonstrated that regulatory B cells (Breg), defined as CD19+ CD39+ CD73+ B cells, play a significant role in the production of immunosuppressive, extracellular adenosine (ADO). Here, we tested the influence of chemotherapy on Breg function...
January 19, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450641/chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-cells-acquire-regulatory-b-cell-properties-in-response-to-tlr9-and-cd40-activation
#13
Shimrit Ringelstein-Harlev, Irit Avivi, Mona Fanadka, Netanel A Horowitz, Tami Katz
Circulating chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) cells share phenotypic features with certain subsets of regulatory B-cells (Bregs). The latter cells have been reported to negatively regulate immune cell responses, mostly by provision of IL-10. The purpose of the current study was to identify and delineate Breg properties of CLL cells. B-cells and T-cells were obtained from the peripheral blood of untreated CLL patients diagnosed according to the 2008 Guidelines of the International Workshop on Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia...
February 15, 2018: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449556/cd1d-dependent-immune-suppression-mediated-by-regulatory-b-cells-through-modulations-of-inkt-cells
#14
K Oleinika, E C Rosser, D E Matei, K Nistala, A Bosma, I Drozdov, C Mauri
Regulatory B cells (Breg) express high levels of CD1d that presents lipid antigens to invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cells. The function of CD1d in Breg biology and iNKT cell activity during inflammation remains unclear. Here we show, using chimeric mice, cell depletion and adoptive cell transfer, that CD1d-lipid presentation by Bregs induces iNKT cells to secrete interferon (IFN)-γ to contribute, partially, to the downregulation of T helper (Th)1 and Th17-adaptive immune responses and ameliorate experimental arthritis...
February 15, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409312/impact-and-modulations-of-peripheral-and-edaphic-b-cell-subpopulations-in-chronic-rhinosinusitis-with-nasal-polyposis
#15
Pascal Ickrath, Norbert Kleinsasser, Xin Ding, Christian Ginzkey, Niklas Beyersdorf, Thomas Kerkau, Rudolf Hagen, Stephan Hackenberg
Objectives: The pathophysiological mechanisms of chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyposis (CRSwNP) still are discussed controversially. Regulatory B cells (Breg) are responsible for the suppression of T cell activity: deficiencies for Breg have been demonstrated to contribute to autoimmune disorders, e.g., systemic lupus erythematosus. In order to evaluate the influence of B cell subpopulations, especially Breg, on the etiology of this disease, the aim of this study was to characterize subpopulations of peripheral and edaphic B cells in CRSwNP...
February 8, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29371592/regulatory-b-cells-the-cutting-edge-of-immune-tolerance-in-kidney-transplantation
#16
REVIEW
Bo Peng, Yingzi Ming, Cheng Yang
Kidney transplantation is the optimal treatment for end-stage renal diseases. Although great improvement has been achieved, immune tolerance is still the Holy Grail that every organ transplant practitioner pursues. The role of B cells in transplantation has long been considered simply to serve as precursors of plasma cells, which produce alloantibodies and induce antibody-mediated rejection. Recent research indicates that a specialized subset of B cells plays an important role in immune regulation, which has been well demonstrated in autoimmune diseases, infections, and cancers...
January 25, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29365321/immune-rebound-associates-with-a-favorable-clinical-response-to-autologous-hsct-in-systemic-sclerosis-patients
#17
Lucas C M Arruda, Kelen C R Malmegrim, João R Lima-Júnior, Emmanuel Clave, Juliana B E Dias, Daniela A Moraes, Corinne Douay, Isabelle Fournier, Hélène Moins-Teisserenc, Antônio José Alberdi, Dimas T Covas, Belinda P Simões, Pauline Lansiaux, Antoine Toubert, Maria Carolina Oliveira
To evaluate the immunological mechanisms associated with clinical outcomes after autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (AHSCT), focusing on regulatory T- (Treg) and B- (Breg) cell immune reconstitution, 31 systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients underwent simultaneous clinical and immunological evaluations over 36-month posttransplantation follow-up. Patients were retrospectively grouped into responders (n = 25) and nonresponders (n = 6), according to clinical response after AHSCT. Thymic function and B-cell neogenesis were respectively assessed by quantification of DNA excision circles generated during T- and B-cell receptor rearrangements...
January 23, 2018: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352085/expression-of-genes-involved-in-bacteriocin-production-and-self-resistance-in-lactobacillus-brevis-174a-is-mediated-by-two-regulatory-proteins
#18
Masafumi Noda, Rumi Miyauchi, Narandalai Danshiitsoodol, Yasuyuki Matoba, Takanori Kumagai, Masanori Sugiyama
We have previously shown that the lactic acid bacterium Lactobacillus brevis 174A, isolated from Citrus iyo fruit, produces a bacteriocin designated brevicin 174A, which is comprised of two antibacterial polypeptides (designated brevicins 174A-β and 174A-γ). We have also found a gene cluster, composed of eight open reading frames (ORFs), that contains genes for the biosynthesis of brevicin 174A, self-resistance to its own bacteriocin, and two transcriptional regulatory proteins. Some lactic acid bacterial strains have a system to start the production of bacteriocin at an adequate stage of growth...
April 1, 2018: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349658/the-il-10-producing-regulatory-b-cells-b10-cells-and-regulatory-t-cell-subsets-in-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder
#19
Eun Bin Cho, Hye-Jin Cho, Jin Myoung Seok, Ju-Hong Min, Eun-Suk Kang, Byoung Joon Kim
B cells contribute to the pathogenesis of neuromyelitis optica (NMO) by producing Aquaporin 4-specific autoantibodies (AQP4-ab); on the other hand, there are certain B cells that suppress immune responses by producing regulatory cytokines, such as IL-10. In this study, we investigated the presence of IL-10-producing Breg cells among lymphocyte subsets. Twenty-two seropositive NMO spectrum disorder (NMOSD) patients (29 samples) and 13 healthy controls (HCs) (14 samples) were enrolled. All NMOSD patients have received one or more immunosuppressive drugs...
March 2018: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338551/the-regulatory-roles-of-b-cell-subsets-in-transplantation
#20
Zhulang Chu, Weilong Zou, Yanan Xu, Qiquan Sun, Yong Zhao
B cells mediate allograft rejection through antigen presentation, and production of cytokines and antibodies. More and more immunosuppressive agents specifically targeting B cells and plasma cells have been applied in clinical transplantation. However, recent studies have indicated the regulatory roles of B cells. Therefore, it is vital to clarify the different effects of B cell subsets in organ transplantation so that we can completely understand the diverse functions of B cells in transplantation. Areas covered: This review focuses on the regulatory roles of B cells in transplantation...
February 2018: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
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