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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662661/targeting-oncogenic-ras-by-the-clostridium-perfringens-toxin-tpel
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Björn Schorch, Hannah Heni, Nour-Imene Zahaf, Tilman Brummer, Marina Mione, Gudula Schmidt, Panagiotis Papatheodorou, Klaus Aktories
Clostridium perfringens toxin TpeL belongs to the family of large clostridial glycosylating toxins. The toxin causes N-acetylglucosaminylation of Ras proteins at threonine35 thereby inactivating the small GTPases. Here, we show that all main types of oncogenic Ras proteins (H-Ras, K-Ras and N-Ras) are modified by the toxin in vitro and in vivo . Toxin-catalyzed modification of Ras was accompanied by inhibition of the MAP kinase pathway. Importantly, TpeL inhibited the paradoxical activation of the MAP kinase pathway induced by the BRAF inhibitor Vemurafenib in the human melanoma cell line SBCL2...
March 27, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644059/mutations-in-membrane-cofactor-protein-cd46-gene-in-indian-children-with-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome
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Priyanka Khandelwal, Shweta Birla, Divya Bhatia, Mamta Puraswani, Himanshi Saini, Aditi Sinha, Pankaj Hari, Arundhati Sharma, Arvind Bagga
Background: Mutations in the CD46 gene account for an important proportion of patients with atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) who characteristically show multiple relapses, no response to plasma exchange and low recurrence risk in allograft. We screened for mutations in CD46 in patients with and without circulating anti-factor H (FH) antibodies-associated aHUS. Methods: We estimated CD46 surface expression by flow cytometry and sequenced the CD46 gene in 23 and 56 patients with and without circulating anti-FH antibodies, respectively...
April 2018: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29566171/genetic-analysis-of-the-complement-pathway-in-c3-glomerulopathy
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Weiwei Zhao, Yin Ding, Jianping Lu, Tao Zhang, Dacheng Chen, Haitao Zhang, Caihong Zeng, Zhihong Liu, Huimei Chen
Background: C3 glomerulopathy often presents with a membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (MPGN) pattern, and is principally caused by unrestricted activation of the complement alternative pathway. Genetic abnormalities of the complement system critically implicate in the pathogenesis of C3 glomerulopathy, but a systemic profile remains open, especially in Asia. Methods: In this study, we completed a comprehensive screen of 11 candidate alternative pathway genes by using targeted genomic enrichment and massively parallel sequencing on 43 patients with sporadic C3 glomerulopathy, which were classified as dense deposit disease (DDD; n = 10) and C3 glomerulonephritis (C3GN; n = 33) cases...
March 16, 2018: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29555686/brain-microvascular-endothelial-cells-exhibit-lower-activation-of-the-alternative-complement-pathway-than-glomerular-microvascular-endothelial-cells
#4
Sarah E Sartain, Nancy A Turner, Joel L Moake
Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) and bone marrow transplantation-associated thrombotic microangiopathy (TA-TMA) are associated with excessive activation of the alternative complement pathway (AP) and with severe renal - and rarely, cerebral - microvascular damage. Here, we compared AP activation and regulation in human glomerular and brain microvascular endothelial cells (GMVECs and BMVECs, respectively) unstimulated or stimulated by the proinflammatory cytokine, tumor necrosis factor (TNF). Compared with GMVECs and under both experimental conditions, BMVECs had increased gene expression of the AP-related genes C3 , CFB , and C5 , and decreased expression of CFD This was associated with increased expression in BMVECs (relative to GMVECs) of the genes for surface and soluble regulatory molecules ( CD46 , THBD , CD55 , CFI , and CFH ) suppressing formation of the AP C3 and C5 convertases...
March 19, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29525453/expression-of-complement-receptor-3-cr3-and-regulatory-protein-cd46-on-dendritic-cells-of-antiretroviral-na%C3%A3-ve-and-treated-hiv-1-infected-individuals-correlation-with-immune-activation-status
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Nitesh Mishra, Madhav Mohata, Heena Aggarwal, Omkar Chaudhary, Bimal Kumar Das, Sanjeev Sinha, Anjali Hazarika, Kalpana Luthra
During infection and budding, human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV-1) acquires regulators of Complement Activation (RCAs) along with the host cell membrane on the viral envelope. Activation of host complement system results in opsonization of virus by complement fragments, however the virus evades complement mediated lysis (CoML) by virtue of the RCAs on the viral envelope. The RCAs on HIV-1 envelope process complement protein C3 into various fragments that promote viral entry and infection of cells through different complement receptors...
March 7, 2018: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29500241/statistical-validation-of-rare-complement-variants-provides-insights-into-the-molecular-basis-of-atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-and-c3-glomerulopathy
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Amy J Osborne, Matteo Breno, Nicolo Ghiringhelli Borsa, Fengxiao Bu, Véronique Frémeaux-Bacchi, Daniel P Gale, Lambertus P van den Heuvel, David Kavanagh, Marina Noris, Sheila Pinto, Pavithra M Rallapalli, Giuseppe Remuzzi, Santiago Rodríguez de Cordoba, Angela Ruiz, Richard J H Smith, Paula Vieira-Martins, Elena Volokhina, Valerie Wilson, Timothy H J Goodship, Stephen J Perkins
Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) and C3 glomerulopathy (C3G) are associated with dysregulation and overactivation of the complement alternative pathway. Typically, gene analysis for aHUS and C3G is undertaken in small patient numbers, yet it is unclear which genes most frequently predispose to aHUS or C3G. Accordingly, we performed a six-center analysis of 610 rare genetic variants in 13 mostly complement genes ( CFH , CFI , CD46 , C3 , CFB , CFHR1 , CFHR3 , CFHR4 , CFHR5 , CFP , PLG , DGKE , and THBD ) from >3500 patients with aHUS and C3G...
March 2, 2018: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29492211/serum-complement-factor-i-is-associated-with-disease-activity-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#7
Min-Hua Tseng, Shih-Hua Lin, Chao-Yi Wu, Hui-Ping Chien, Huang-Yu Yang, Yung-Chang Chen, Yu-Ching Chou, Jing-Long Huang
Although aberrant complement activation is involved in the pathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), the role of complement regulatory proteins in disease activity of SLE remains limited. We enrolled the pediatric-onset SLE patients from our cohort study over 10 years. The clinical and laboratory data including SLEDAI disease activity score, and serum complement factor H (CFH), CFI, CD46, C5a, and C5b-9 in the active and remission phases were determined. Glomerular C5b-9 deposition as a complement activity marker was also examined...
February 2, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447841/crispr-cas9-generated-human-cd46-cd55-and-cd59-knockout-cell-lines-as-a-tool-for-complement-research
#8
Astrid J F Thielen, Iris M van Baarsen, Marlieke L Jongsma, Sacha Zeerleder, Robbert M Spaapen, Diana Wouters
BACKGROUND: To prevent unwanted complement activation and subsequent damage, complement activation must be tightly regulated on healthy host cells. Dysregulation of the complement system contributes to the pathology of diseases like Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria and atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome. To investigate complement regulator deficiencies, primary patient cells may be used, but access to patient cells may be limited and cells are heterogeneous between different patients...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29412740/measles-virus-persistent-infection-of-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
#9
Hila Naaman, Tatiana Rabinski, Avi Yizhak, Solly Mizrahi, Yonat Shemer Avni, Ran Taube, Bracha Rager, Yacov Weinstein, Glenn Rall, Jacob Gopas, Rivka Ofir
In this study, we found that the measles virus (MV) can infect human-induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs). Wild-type MV strains generally use human signaling lymphocyte activation molecule (SLAM; CD150) as a cellular receptor, while vaccine strains such as the Edmonston strain can use both CD150 and CD46 as receptors. It is not yet known how early in the embryonal differentiation stages these receptors are expressed. We established two hiPSCs (BGU-iPSCs and EMF-iPSCs) which express CD46 and CD150. Both cell types can be infected by MV to form persistent, noncytopathic cell lines that release infectious MV particles...
February 2018: Cellular Reprogramming
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29406582/high-complement-levels-in-astrocyte-derived-exosomes-of-alzheimer-disease
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Edward J Goetzl, Janice B Schwartz, Erin L Abner, Gregory A Jicha, Dimitrios Kapogiannis
OBJECTIVE: Astrocytes fulfill neuronal trophic roles normally, but are transformed in Alzheimer disease (AD) into A1-type reactive astrocytes that may destroy neurons through unknown mechanisms. METHODS: To investigate astrocyte inflammatory mechanisms, astrocyte-derived exosomes (ADEs) were isolated immunochemically from plasma samples of AD patients and matched controls for enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay quantification of complement proteins. RESULTS: ADE levels of C1q, C4b, C3d, factor B, factor D, Bb, C3b, and C5b-C9 terminal complement complex, but not mannose-binding lectin, normalized by the CD81 exosome marker were significantly higher for AD patients (n = 28) than age- and gender-matched controls (all p < 0...
February 6, 2018: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326986/measles-virus-background-and-oncolytic-virotherapy
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Sankhajit Bhattacharjee, Pramod Kumar Yadava
Measles is a highly transmissible disease caused by measles virus and remains a major cause of child mortality in developing countries. Measles virus nucleoprotein (N) encapsidates the RNA genome of the virus for providing protection from host cell endonucleases and for specific recognition of viral RNA as template for transcription and replication. This protein is over-expressed at the time of viral replication. The C-terminal of N protein is intrinsically disordered, which enables this protein to interact with several host cell proteins...
March 2018: Biochemistry and Biophysics Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296856/measles-virus-envelope-pseudotyped-lentiviral-vectors-transduce-quiescent-human-hscs-at-an-efficiency-without-precedent
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Camille Lévy, Fouzia Amirache, Anais Girard-Gagnepain, Cecilia Frecha, Francisco J Roman-Rodríguez, Ornellie Bernadin, Caroline Costa, Didier Nègre, Alejandra Gutierrez-Guerrero, Lenard S Vranckx, Isabelle Clerc, Naomi Taylor, Lars Thielecke, Kerstin Cornils, Juan A Bueren, Paula Rio, Rik Gijsbers, François-Loïc Cosset, Els Verhoeyen
Hematopoietic stem cell (HSC)-based gene therapy trials are now moving toward the use of lentiviral vectors (LVs) with success. However, one challenge in the field remains: efficient transduction of HSCs without compromising their stem cell potential. Here we showed that measles virus glycoprotein-displaying LVs (hemagglutinin and fusion protein LVs [H/F-LVs]) were capable of transducing 100% of early-acting cytokine-stimulated human CD34+ (hCD34+ ) progenitor cells upon a single application. Strikingly, these H/F-LVs also allowed transduction of up to 70% of nonstimulated quiescent hCD34+ cells, whereas conventional vesicular stomatitis virus G (VSV-G)-LVs reached 5% at the most with H/F-LV entry occurring exclusively through the CD46 complement receptor...
October 24, 2017: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248304/glucose-6-phosphate-dehydrogenase-deficiency-mimicking-atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome
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Patrick R Walsh, Sally Johnson, Vicky Brocklebank, Jacobo Salvatore, Martin Christian, David Kavanagh
A 4-year-old boy presented with nonimmune hemolysis, thrombocytopenia, and acute kidney injury. Investigations for an underlying cause failed to identify a definitive cause and a putative diagnosis of complement-mediated atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) was made. The patient was started initially on plasma exchange and subsequently eculizumab therapy, after which his kidney function rapidly improved. While on eculizumab therapy, despite adequate complement blockade, he presented 2 more times with hemolytic anemia and thrombocytopenia, but without renal involvement...
February 2018: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154737/significant-changes-in-itih4-ahsg-orm1-and-cd46-content-in-milk-fat-globule-membrane-proteins-of-ketotic-dairy-cows
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Sansi Gao, Wei Yang, Hongjiang Yu, Runqi Liu, Zhihao Dong, Hongyou Zhang, Cheng Xia, Chuang Xu
High concentrations of non-esterified fatty acid (NEFA) and β-hydroxybutyrate (BHBA) in cows' blood caused by ketosis are associated with inflammatory states. We hypothesised that ketosis in postparturient dairy cows would result in altered levels on inflammation-related proteins not only in plasma but also in the milk fat globule membranes (MFGM). Thirty cows were selected from a dairy farm in Heilongjiang, China. Inflammatory milk fat globule membrane proteins were detected using ELISA kits, and a fully automatic biochemical analyser was used to measure the concentrations of BHBA, NEFA, glucose (GLU) and triglyceride (TG) in plasma...
November 2017: Journal of Dairy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153978/the-endometria-of-women-with-endometriosis-exhibit-dysfunctional-expression-of-complement-regulatory-proteins-during-the-mid-secretory-phase
#15
Wilder A Palomino, Chandrakant Tayade, Felipe Argandoña, Luigi Devoto, Steven L Young, Bruce A Lessey
The control of complement activation within embryo-endometrium environment is critical for embryo survival. Cell evasion from complement attack requires interaction of complement regulatory proteins (CRPs) with cell adhesion αvβ3 integrin. We aim to compare the expression of CRPs in endometria of women with and without endometriosis and to examine the molecular interaction of decay accelerating factor (DAF) with αvβ3 integrin. Endometrial expression of Membrane cofactor protein (CD46), Decay accelerating factor (DAF), Membrane attack complex inhibitory factor (CD59) and β3 integrin subunit were determined through menstrual cycle by immunohistochemistry...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Reproductive Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144842/a-novel-fiber-chimeric-conditionally-replicative-adenovirus-ad5-f35-for-tumor-therapy
#16
Ming Yang, Chun Sheng Yang, WenWen Guo, JianQin Tang, Qian Huang, ShouXin Feng, AiJun Jiang, XiFeng Xu, Guan Jiang, Yan Qun Liu
Significant progress has been made in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer; however, significant challenges remain. Conditionally replicating adenoviruses (CRAds), which not only kill cancer cells, but also serve as vectors to express therapeutic genes, are a novel and effective method to treat cancer. However, most adenoviruses are Ad5, which infect cells through the coxsackie and adenovirus receptor (CAR). The transduction efficacy of Ad5 is restricted because of the absent or low expression of CAR on several cancer cells...
November 2, 2017: Cancer Biology & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144494/modulation-of-cd46-in-t-cells
#17
Laurie A Dempsey
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 16, 2017: Nature Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143318/calcineurin-inhibitor-induced-complement-system-activation-via-erk1-2-signalling-is-inhibited-by-socs-3-in-human-renal-tubule-cells
#18
Beatrix Loeschenberger, Lea Niess, Reinhard Würzner, Hubert Schwelberger, Iris E Eder, Martin Puhr, Julia Guenther, Jakob Troppmair, Michael Rudnicki, Hannes Neuwirt
One factor that significantly contributes to renal allograft loss is chronic calcineurin inhibitor (CNI) nephrotoxicity (CIN). Among other factors, the complement (C-) system has been proposed to be involved CIN development. Hence, we investigated the impact of CNIs on intracellular signalling and the effects on the C-system in human renal tubule cells. In a qPCR array, CNI treatment upregulated C-factors and downregulated SOCS-3 and the complement inhibitors CD46 and CD55. Additionally, ERK1/-2 was required for these regulations...
February 2018: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101395/a-teleost-cd46-is-involved-in-the-regulation-of-complement-activation-and-pathogen-infection
#19
Mo-Fei Li, Zhi-Hai Sui, Li Sun
In mammals, CD46 is involved in the inactivation of complement by factor I (FI). In teleost, study on the function of CD46 is very limited. In this study, we examined the immunological property of a CD46 molecule (CsCD46) from tongue sole, a teleost species with important economic value. We found that recombinant CsCD46 (rCsCD46) interacted with FI and inhibited complement activation in an FI-dependent manner. rCsCD46 also interacted with bacterial pathogens via a different mechanism to that responsible for the FI interaction, involving different rCsCD46 sites...
November 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096844/dysregulation-of-the-cd4-t-cells-lineage-differentiation-in-dyslipidemic-patients-and-impact-of-lipoprotein-apheresis-treatment-a-case-study
#20
J Papin, A Brennand, G Arbore, B Hohenstein, V Kamvissi, C Kemper, S R Bornstein
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Lipoprotein-apheresis (LA) is a therapeutic approach used against severe forms of dyslipidemia in patients who are non-responders or intolerant to pharmacological treatments. However, little is known about the potential pleiotropic effects of LA, particularly regarding the immune system and its regulation. Thus, in an attempt to analyse the potential effects of dyslipidemia and LA on the regulation of CD4(+) T cells activation and lineage differentiation, we compared the CD4(+) T cells cytokines secretion profiles of dyslipidemic patients before and after LA with the profiles observed in healthy donors...
November 2017: Atherosclerosis. Supplements
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