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Ahmed Y Ali, Xun Wu, Nour Eissa, Sen Hou, Jean-Eric Ghia, Thomas T Murooka, Versha Banerji, James B Johnston, Francis Lin, Spencer B Gibson, Aaron J Marshall
The PI 3-kinases (PI3K) are essential mediators of chemokine receptor signaling necessary for migration of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) cells and their interaction with tissue-resident stromal cells. While the PI3Kδ-specific inhibitor idelalisib shows efficacy in treatment of CLL and other B cell malignancies, the function of PI3Kγ has not been extensively studied in B cells. Here, we assess whether PI3Kγ has non-redundant functions in CLL migration and adhesion to stromal cells. We observed that pharmaceutical PI3Kγ inhibition with CZC24832 significantly impaired CLL cell migration, while dual PI3Kδ/γ inhibitor duvelisib had a greater impact than single isoform-selective inhibitors...
January 31, 2018: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
Mikel M Arbulo-Echevarria, Isaac Narbona-Sánchez, Cecilia M Fernandez-Ponce, Inmaculada Vico-Barranco, Mª Dolores Rueda-Ygueravide, Michael L Dustin, Arkadiusz Miazek, Mª Carmen Duran-Ruiz, Francisco García-Cózar, Enrique Aguado
The adaptor protein linker for activation of T cells (LAT) has an essential role transducing activatory intracellular signals coming from the TCR/CD3 complex. Previous reports have shown that upon T-cell activation, LAT interacts with the tyrosine kinase Lck, leading to the inhibition of its kinase activity. LAT-Lck interaction seemed to depend on a stretch of negatively charged amino acids in LAT. Here, we have substituted this segment of LAT between amino acids 113 and 126 with a non-charged segment and expressed the mutant LAT (LAT-NIL) in J...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
María Barreira, Sonia Rodríguez-Fdez, Xosé R Bustelo
Vav1 is a hematopoietic-specific Rho GDP/GTP exchange factor and signaling adaptor. Although these activities are known to be stimulated by direct Vav1 phosphorylation, little information still exists regarding the regulatory layers that influence the overall Vav1 activation cycle. Using a collection of cell models and activation-mimetic Vav1 mutants, we show here that the dephosphorylated state of Vav1 in nonstimulated T cells requires the presence of a noncatalytic, phospholipase Cγ1-Slp76-mediated inhibitory pathway...
February 1, 2018: Cellular Signalling
Bartlomiej M Getta, Sean Devlin, Jae H Park, Martin S Tallman, Ellin Berman
Outcomes in very young CLL patients (age ≤40) are not well characterized. We compared 71 consecutive patients aged ≤40 with 142 "older" matched patients >40 from our institution and used SEER database as an independent comparison group. Patients in the two age groups were diagnosed at similar Rai stage. At diagnosis, very young patients had a similar rate of adverse cytogenetics, IGHV mutation and ZAP70 expression and had lower beta-2-microglobulin and a lower incidence of second malignancies...
February 2018: Leukemia Research
Ryunosuke Muro, Takeshi Nitta, Kenta Nakano, Tadashi Okamura, Hiroshi Takayanagi, Harumi Suzuki
γδT cells produce inflammatory cytokines and have been implicated in the pathogenesis of cancer, infectious diseases, and autoimmunity. The T cell receptor (TCR) signal transduction that specifically regulates the development of IL-17-producing γδT (γδT17) cells largely remains unclear. Here, we showed that the receptor proximal tyrosine kinase Syk is essential for γδTCR signal transduction and development of γδT17 in the mouse thymus. Zap70, another tyrosine kinase essential for the development of αβT cells, failed to functionally substitute for Syk in the development of γδT17...
January 2, 2018: Journal of Clinical Investigation
Kathleen J Till, John C Allen, Fatima Talab, Ke Lin, David Allsup, Lynn Cawkwell, Alison Bentley, Ingo Ringshausen, Andrew D Duckworth, Andrew R Pettitt, Nagesh Kalakonda, Joseph R Slupsky
Pathogenesis of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) is contingent upon antigen receptor (BCR) expressed by malignant cells of this disease. Studies on somatic hypermutation of the antigen binding region, receptor expression levels and signal capacity have all linked BCR on CLL cells to disease prognosis. Our previous work showed that the src-family kinase Lck is a targetable mediator of BCR signalling in CLL cells, and that variance in Lck expression associated with ability of BCR to induce signal upon engagement...
December 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
Shuji Sumitomo, Yasuo Nagafuchi, Yumi Tsuchida, Haruka Tsuchiya, Mineto Ota, Kazuyoshi Ishigaki, Shinichiro Nakachi, Rika Kato, Keiichi Sakurai, Norio Hanata, Shoko Tateishi, Hiroko Kanda, Akari Suzuki, Yuta Kochi, Keishi Fujio, Kazuhiko Yamamoto
We analyzed the transcriptome of detailed CD4(+) T cell subsets including them after abatacept treatment, and examined the difference among CD4(+) T cell subsets and identified gene sets that are closely associated disease activity and abatacept treatment. Seven CD4(+) T cell subsets (naive, Th1, Th17, Th1/17, nonTh1/17, Tfh and Treg) were sorted from PBMCs taken from 10 RA patients and 10 healthy controls, and three RA patients donated samples before and 6 months after abatacept treatment. Paired-end RNA sequencing was performed using HiSeq 2500...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
Aleena A Gladkikh, Daria M Potashnikova, Victor Tatarskiy, Margarita Yastrebova, Alvina Khamidullina, Natasha Barteneva, Ivan Vorobjev
The B-cell receptor (BCR) signaling pathway is of great importance for B-cell survival and proliferation. The BCR expressed on malignant B-CLL cells contributes to the disease pathogenesis, and its signaling pathway is currently the target of several therapeutic strategies. Although various BCR alterations have been described in B-CLL at the protein level, the mRNA expression levels of tyrosine kinases in B-CLL compared to that in normal CD5-high and CD5-low B-lymphocytes remain unknown. In the current study, we measured the mRNA expression levels of CD79A, CD79B, LYN, SYK, SHP1, and ZAP70 in purified populations of CD5-high B-CLL cells, CD5-low B-cells from the peripheral blood of healthy donors, and CD5-high B-cells from human tonsils...
December 2017: Cancer Medicine
R Engelmann, A Biemelt, A Johl, D Kuthning, B Müller-Hilke
Attenuated T cell receptor (TCR) signalling contributes to the susceptibility for autoimmunity as shown via mutants of PTPN22 and Zap70 genes. We here set out to investigate the effect of an attenuated TCR signal on the composition of the thymic epithelial cell (TEC) compartment. To that extent, we combined flow cytometry and histology and compared the TEC subpopulations of Zap70 wild type with SKG mutant mice. We found an increased cortical TEC compartment in SKG thymi at the expense of reduced numbers of mature medullary TECs and a 4...
January 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology
Hadeer A Abbassy, Reham A Aboelwafa, Omar M Ghallab
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a common lymphoid malignancy that has a highly variable clinical course. Genomic features as zeta-chain-associated protein kinase 70 (ZAP70) expression and CD38 expression provide further differentiation of disease prognosis. Extensive studies have confirmed the oncogenic activities of IL-9 in lymphoma. The aim of the current study was to investigate the contribution of IL-9 expression to the pathogenesis of CLL and its correlation to other prognostic parameters. This study was conducted on 80 patients at diagnosis with CLL and 80 healthy controls...
December 2017: Indian Journal of Hematology & Blood Transfusion
Maria Nicla Loviglio, Thomas Arbogast, Aia Elise Jønch, Stephan C Collins, Konstantin Popadin, Camille S Bonnet, Giuliana Giannuzzi, Anne M Maillard, Sébastien Jacquemont, Binnaz Yalcin, Nicholas Katsanis, Christelle Golzio, Alexandre Reymond
Copy-number changes in 16p11.2 contribute significantly to neuropsychiatric traits. Besides the 600 kb BP4-BP5 CNV found in 0.5%-1% of individuals with autism spectrum disorders and schizophrenia and whose rearrangement causes reciprocal defects in head size and body weight, a second distal 220 kb BP2-BP3 CNV is likewise a potent driver of neuropsychiatric, anatomical, and metabolic pathologies. These two CNVs are engaged in complex reciprocal chromatin looping, intimating a functional relationship between genes in these regions that might be relevant to pathomechanism...
October 5, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
Xiaozeng Lin, Yan Gu, Anil Kapoor, Fengxiang Wei, Tariq Aziz, Diane Ojo, Yanzhi Jiang, Michael Bonert, Bobby Shayegan, Huixiang Yang, Khalid Al-Nedawi, Pierre Major, Damu Tang
We investigate the association of MUC1 with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC), bone metastasis, and PC recurrence. MUC1 expression was studied in patient-derived bone metastasis and CRPCs produced by prostate-specific PTEN(-/-) mice and LNCaP xenografts. Elevations in MUC1 expression occur in CRPC. Among nine patients with hormone-naïve bone metastasis, eight express MUC1 in 61% to 100% of PC cells. Utilizing cBioPortal PC genomic data, we organized a training (n=300), testing (n=185), and validation (n=194) cohort...
November 2017: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
Beatriz Adriana Llamas-Guillén, Nina Pastor, Gabriela López-Herrera, Maria Edith González-Serrano, Lucero Valenzuela-Vázquez, Maria Elena Bravo-Adame, Tania Maria Villanueva-Cabello, Paul Gaytán, Jorge Yañez, Ivan Martinez-Duncker, Miguel Ruiz-Fernández, André Veillette, Sara Elva Espinosa-Padilla, Mario Ernesto Cruz-Munoz
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October 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
Chia-Yun Wu, Yi-Ying Tsai, Sheng-Yi Chen, Yu-Ping Lin, Jyh-Wei Shin, Chia-Ching Wu, Bei-Chang Yang
Directional migration of T-lymphocytes is a key process during immune activation and is tightly regulated both temporally and spatially. The initial cell membrane protrusion at a particular site is critical for determining the direction of cell migration. In this study, we found that ZAP-70 protein appeared not only at the margin of the spreading areas of polarized Jurkat T cells but also formed clusters near the center of the cell body on a fibronectin plate. Specifically, some pZAP-70 was located at the lamellipodia/filopodia and was closely associated with the most extended membrane contact...
October 2017: Molecular Immunology
Hima V Vangapandu, Ondrej Havranek, Mary L Ayres, Benny Abraham Kaipparettu, Kumudha Balakrishnan, William G Wierda, Michael J Keating, R Eric Davis, Christine M Stellrecht, Varsha Gandhi
Peripheral blood chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) cells are quiescent but have active transcription and translation processes, suggesting that these lymphocytes are metabolically active. Based on this premise, the metabolic phenotype of CLL lymphocytes was investigated by evaluating the two intracellular ATP-generating pathways. Metabolic flux was assessed by measuring glycolysis as extracellular acidification rate (ECAR) and mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation as oxygen consumption rate (OCR) and then correlated with prognostic factors...
December 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
Marco van Ham, René Teich, Lars Philipsen, Jana Niemz, Nicole Amsberg, Josef Wissing, Manfred Nimtz, Lothar Gröbe, Stefanie Kliche, Nadine Thiel, Frank Klawonn, Mario Hubo, Helmut Jonuleit, Peter Reichardt, Andreas J Müller, Jochen Huehn, Lothar Jänsch
Regulatory T (Treg) cells require T-cell receptor (TCR) signalling to exert their immunosuppressive activity, but the precise organization of the TCR signalling network compared to conventional T (Tconv) cells remains elusive. By using accurate mass spectrometry and multi-epitope ligand cartography (MELC) we characterized TCR signalling and recruitment of TCR signalling components to the immunological synapse (IS) in Treg cells and Tconv cells. With the exception of Themis which we detected in lower amounts in Treg cells, other major TCR signalling components were found equally abundant, however, their phosphorylation-status notably discriminates Treg cells from Tconv cells...
December 2017: European Journal of Immunology
Luca Morandi, Davide Gissi, Achille Tarsitano, Sofia Asioli, Andrea Gabusi, Claudio Marchetti, Lucio Montebugnoli, Maria Pia Foschini
BACKGROUND: Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is usually diagnosed at an advanced stage and is commonly preceded by oral premalignant lesions. The mortality rates have remained unchanged (50% within 5 years after diagnosis), and it is related to tobacco smoking and alcohol intake. Novel molecular markers for early diagnosis are urgently needed. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic value of methylation level in a set of 18 genes by bisulfite next-generation sequencing...
2017: Clinical Epigenetics
Hyun-Jung Kim, Su-Yeon Lee, Hyun-Seo Lee, Eun-Young Kim, Jung-Jae Ko, Kyung-Ah Lee
In previous studies, we observed that Zeta-chain-associated protein kinase 70 (Zap70) regulates spindle assembly and chromosome alignment in mouse oocyte and that Ran binding protein 2 (RanBP2) is a highly associated gene with Zap70 based on a microarray analysis. Because RanBP2 is related to nuclear envelope breakdown (NEBD) during mitosis, the aim of the present study was to elucidate the molecular mechanism of Zap70 with respect to RanBP2 in the germinal vesicle breakdown (GVBD) of oocytes. Results indicated that RanBP2 expression was regulated by Zap70 and that depletion of RanBP2 using RanBP2 RNAi manifested comparable phenotypes to those observed in Zap70 RNAi-treated oocytes, which presented faster processing of GVBD...
August 18, 2017: Cell Cycle
Frank Fasbender, Maren Claus, Sabine Wingert, Mina Sandusky, Carsten Watzl
In a synthetic biology approach using Schneider (S2) cells, we show that SLP-76 is directly phosphorylated at tyrosines Y113 and Y128 by SYK in the presence of ITAM-containing adapters such as CD3ζ, DAP12, or FcεRγ. This phosphorylation was dependent on at least one functional ITAM and a functional SH2 domain within SYK. Inhibition of Src-kinases by inhibitors PP1 and PP2 did not reduce SLP-76 phosphorylation in S2 cells, suggesting an ITAM and SYK dependent, but Src-kinase independent signaling pathway...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
Adam H Courtney, Jeanine F Amacher, Theresa A Kadlecek, Marianne N Mollenauer, Byron B Au-Yeung, John Kuriyan, Arthur Weiss
The Src Family kinase Lck sets a critical threshold for T cell activation because it phosphorylates the TCR complex and the Zap70 kinase. How a T cell controls the abundance of active Lck molecules remains poorly understood. We have identified an unappreciated role for a phosphosite, Y192, within the Lck SH2 domain that profoundly affects the amount of active Lck in cells. Notably, mutation of Y192 blocks critical TCR-proximal signaling events and impairs thymocyte development in retrogenic mice. We determined that these defects are caused by hyperphosphorylation of the inhibitory C-terminal tail of Lck...
August 3, 2017: Molecular Cell
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