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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150086/the-ex-vivo-toll-like-receptor-7-tolerance-induction-in-donor-lymphocytes-prevents-murine-acute-graft-versus-host-disease
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Nikolaos Zogas, Garyfalia Karponi, Fotios Iordanidis, Stylianos Malasidis, Vasilios Paraskevas, Anastasia Papadopoulou, Zaharias George Scouras, Achilles Anagnostopoulos, Evangelia Yannaki
BACKGROUND AIMS: Acute graft-versus-host disease (aGVHD) remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, mediated by alloreactive donor T cells. Toll-like receptors (TLRs), a family of conserved pattern-recognition receptors (PRRs), represent key players in donors' T-cell activation during aGVHD; however, a regulatory, tolerogenic role for certain TLRs has been recognized in a different context. We investigated whether the ex vivo-induced TLR-2,-4,-7 tolerance in donor cells could prevent alloreactivity in a mismatched transplantation model...
November 14, 2017: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146293/andrographolide-a-promising-therapeutic-agent-negatively-regulates-glial-cell-derived-neurodegeneration-of-prefrontal-cortex-hippocampus-and-working-memory-impairment
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Sudeshna Das, K P Mishra, Lilly Ganju, S B Singh
Over activation of glial cell derived innate immune factors induces neuro-inflammation that results in neurodegenerative disease, like working memory impairment. In this study, we have investigated the role of andrographolide, a major constituent of Andrographis paniculata plant, in reduction of reactive glial cell derived working memory impairment. Real time PCR, Western bloting, flow cytometric and immunofluorescence studies demonstrated that andrographolide inhibited lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced overexpression of HMGB1, TLR4, NFκB, COX-2, iNOS, and release of inflammatory mediators in primary mix glial culture, adult mice prefrontal cortex and hippocampus region...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135830/tissue-resident-lymphocytes-in-solid-organ-transplantation-innocent-passengers-or-the-key-to-organ-transplant-survival
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Amy C Prosser, Axel Kallies, Michaela Lucas
Short-term outcomes of solid organ transplantation have improved dramatically over the past several decades; however, long-term survival has remained static over the same time period, and chronic rejection remains a major cause of graft failure. The importance of donor, or 'passenger', lymphocytes to the induction of tolerance to allografts was recognized in the 1990s; however, their precise contribution to graft acceptance or rejection has not been elucidated. Recently, specialized populations of tissue-resident lymphocytes in nonlymphoid organs have been described...
November 14, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130391/the-vici-syndrome-protein-epg5-regulates-intracellular-nucleic-acid-trafficking-linking-autophagy-to-innate-and-adaptive-immunity
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E Piano Mortari, V Folgiero, V Marcellini, P Romania, E Bellacchio, V D'Alicandro, C Bocci, R Carrozzo, D Martinelli, S Petrini, E Axiotis, C Farroni, F Locatelli, U Schara, D Pilz, H Jungbluth, C Dionisi-Vici, R Carsetti
Vici syndrome is a human inherited multi-system disorder caused by recessive mutations in EPG5, encoding the EPG5 protein that mediates the fusion of autophagosomes with lysosomes. Immunodeficiency characterized by lack of memory B cells and increased susceptibility to infection is an integral part of the condition, but the role of EPG5 in the immune system remains unknown. Here we show that EPG5 is indispensable for the transport of the TLR9 ligand CpG to the late endosomal-lysosomal compartment, and for TLR9-initiated signaling, a step essential for the survival of human memory B cells and their ultimate differentiation into plasma cells...
November 13, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115604/genetically-engineered-recombinant-adenovirus-expressing-interleukin%C3%A2-2-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-therapy
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Yunpeng Sun, Huanhuan Wu, Gang Chen, Xiaming Huang, Yunfeng Shan, Hongqi Shi, Qiyu Zhang, Yihu Zheng
Regulatory and effector T cells possess immunological cytotoxicity for tumor cells in the tumor microenvironment during tumor progression and are the primary suppressors inhuman cancer therapy. Interleukin‑2 (IL‑2) is an anticancer cytokine, which triggers human innate and adaptive immunity by stimulating T cell propagation and lymphocyte infiltration into tumor sites. IL‑2 has been used successfully for cancer therapy. Recombinant adenovirus expressing IL‑2 (rAd‑IL‑2) injection is a gene therapy agent that may improve prognosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients...
October 27, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112770/interactive-effects-of-morphine-and-dopamine-receptor-agonists-on-spatial-recognition-memory-in-mice
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Yanmei Chen, Yu Fu, Yingjie Ann, Jianhong Wang, Jichuan Zhang
Both opiates and dopamine play important roles in learning and memory. Although synergistic action between these two neurotransmitters has been found, their functional roles remain unclear. Here, low dose morphine (2.5 mg/kg) and low dose dopamine receptor agonists (apomorphine: 0.05 mg/kg; SKF38393: 0.01 mg/kg; bromocriptine: 0.05 mg/kg), which have no effects on spatial recognition memory, were injected intraperitoneally into mice 30 min before a memory test in a two-trial recognition Y-maze. The Y-maze is based on the innate tendency of rodents to explore novel environments and is therefore suitable for exploring the effects of morphine on learning and memory...
November 7, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103920/influence-of-the-anteromedial-thalamus-on-social-defeat-associated-contextual-fear-memory
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Miguel J Rangel, Marcus Vinicius C Baldo, Newton Sabino Canteras
The ventral part of the anteromedial thalamic nucleus (AMv) is heavily targeted by the dorsal premammillary nucleus (PMd), which is the main hypothalamic site that is responsive to both predator and conspecific aggressor threats. This PMd-AMv pathway is likely involved in modulating memory processing, and previous findings from our group have shown that cytotoxic lesions or pharmacological inactivation of the AMv drastically reduced contextual fear responses to predator-associated environments. In the present study, we investigated the role of the AMv in both unconditioned (i...
November 2, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100944/regulatory-dendritic-cells-for-promotion-of-liver-transplant-operational-tolerance-rationale-for-a-clinical-trial-and-accompanying-mechanistic-studies
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REVIEW
Angus W Thomson, Abhinav Humar, Fadi G Lakkis, Diana M Metes
Dendritic cells (DC) are rare, bone marrow (BM)-derived innate immune cells that critically maintain self-tolerance in the healthy steady-state. Regulatory DC (DCreg) with capacity to suppress allograft rejection and promote transplant tolerance in pre-clinical models can readily be generated from BM precursors or circulating blood monocytes. These DCreg enhance allograft survival via various mechanisms, including promotion of regulatory T cells. In non-human primates receiving minimal immunosuppressive drug therapy (IS), infusion of DCreg of donor origin, one week before transplant, safely prolongs renal allograft survival and selectively attenuates anti-donor CD8(+) memory T cell responses in the early post-transplant period...
October 31, 2017: Human Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093655/plasmacytoid-dendritic-cells-contribute-to-the-protective-immunity-induced-by-intranasal-treatment-with-fc-fused-interleukin-7-against-lethal-influenza-virus-infection
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Moon Cheol Kang, Han Wook Park, Dong-Hoon Choi, Young Woo Choi, Yunji Park, Young Chul Sung, Seung-Woo Lee
Developing a novel vaccine that can be applied against multiple strains of influenza virus is of utmost importance to human health. Previously, we demonstrated that the intranasal introduction of Fc-fused IL-7 (IL-7-mFc), a long-acting cytokine fusion protein, confers long-lasting prophylaxis against multiple strains of influenza A virus (IAV) by inducing the development of lung-resident memory-like T cells, called TRM-like cells. Here, we further investigated the mechanisms of IL-7-mFc-mediated protective immunity to IAVs...
October 2017: Immune Network
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082295/teriflunomide-treatment-reduces-b-cells-in-patients-with-ms
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Ilaria Gandoglia, Federico Ivaldi, Alice Laroni, Federica Benvenuto, Claudio Solaro, Gianluigi Mancardi, Nicole Kerlero de Rosbo, Antonio Uccelli
OBJECTIVE: To study the immunomodulatory effect of teriflunomide on innate and adaptive immune cell populations through a pilot, open-label, observational study in a cohort of patients with relapsing-remitting MS. METHODS: Blood lymphocytes were isolated from 10 patients with MS before and after 3 or 12 months of treatment. Adaptive and innate immune cell subsets were analyzed by flow cytometry as follows: B cells (memory, regulatory, and mature subsets), T cells (effector and regulatory subsets), and natural killer (NK) cells (CD56(dim) and CD56(bright) subsets)...
November 2017: Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075263/intestinal-barrier-interactions-with-specialized-cd8-t-cells
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REVIEW
Špela Konjar, Cristina Ferreira, Birte Blankenhaus, Marc Veldhoen
The trillions of microorganisms that reside in the gastrointestinal tract, essential for nutrient absorption, are kept under control by a single cell barrier and large amounts of immune cells. Intestinal epithelial cells (IECs) are critical in establishing an environment supporting microbial colonization and immunological tolerance. A large population of CD8(+) T cells is in direct and constant contact with the IECs and the intraepithelial lymphocytes (IELs). Due to their location, at the interphase of the intestinal lumen and external environment and the host tissues, they seem ideally positioned to balance immune tolerance and protection to preserve the fragile intestinal barrier from invasion as well as immunopathology...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069365/monocyte-and-haematopoietic-progenitor-reprogramming-as-common-mechanism-underlying-chronic-inflammatory-and-cardiovascular-diseases
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Renate M Hoogeveen, Matthias Nahrendorf, Niels P Riksen, Mihai G Netea, Menno P J de Winther, Esther Lutgens, Boerge Nordestgaard, Michel Neidhart, Erik S G Stroes, Alberico L Catapano, Siroon Bekkering
A large number of cardiovascular events are not prevented by current therapeutic regimens. In search for additional, innovative strategies, immune cells have been recognized as key players contributing to atherosclerotic plaque progression and destabilization. Particularly the role of innate immune cells is of major interest, following the recent paradigm shift that innate immunity, long considered to be incapable of learning, does exhibit immunological memory mediated via epigenetic reprogramming. Compelling evidence shows that atherosclerotic risk factors promote immune cell migration by pre-activation of circulating innate immune cells...
October 24, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067995/induction-of-vaginal-resident-hiv-specific-cd8-t-cells-with-mucosal-prime-boost-immunization
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H-X Tan, A K Wheatley, R Esterbauer, S Jegaskanda, J J Glass, D Masopust, R De Rose, S J Kent
Tissue-resident memory (TRM) CD8 T cells survey a range of non-lymphoid mucosal tissues where they rapidly mediate clearance of viral infections at the entry portals. Vaccines that establish CD8 TRM cells in the cervicovaginal mucosa hold promise for effective immunity against sexually transmitted HIV. We demonstrate that HIV-specific CD8 TRM cells can be established in the murine vaginal mucosa using a combined intranasal and intravaginal mucosal immunization with recombinant influenza-HIV vectors. Using in situ tetramer immunofluorescence microscopy, we found that this mucosally administered prime-boost immunization also resulted in the durable seeding of CD8 T cells in the frontline vaginal epithelial compartment as opposed to the vaginal submucosa...
October 25, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060559/a-stochastic-and-mathematically-integrative-model-of-the-control-of-human-heart-rate
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Brett F BuSha
The innate variability of the heart rate contains both random and temporally scaled components. The objective of this study was to design a stochastic and mathematically integrative model (SIM) of the control of human heart rate that could replicate the cardiac rhythm during rest and two distinct states of exercise. Heartbeat-to-heartbeat interval (RRI) were recorded from 8 healthy subjects during rest and two exercise levels. Signal memory in RRI sequences was estimated with autocorrelation, and probability density functions (PDFs) were created by fitting polynomial curves to the normalized histograms of the RRI sequences...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051571/a-new-cellular-type-in-invertebrates-first-evidence-of-telocytes-in-leech-hirudo-medicinalis
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Laura Pulze, Nicolò Baranzini, Rossana Girardello, Annalisa Grimaldi, Lidia Ibba-Manneschi, Enzo Ottaviani, Marcella Reguzzoni, Gianluca Tettamanti, Magda de Eguileor
Telocytes, a peculiar cell type, were recently found in vertebrates. Hence this cell system has been reported as ubiquitous in the bodies of mammals and interpreted as an important player in innate immunity and tissue regeneration, it is reasonable to look for it also in invertebrates, that rely their integrity solely by innate immunity. Here we describe, at morphological and functional level, invertebrate telocytes from the body of leech Hirudo medicinalis (Annelida), suggesting how these cells, forming a resident stromal 3D network, can influence or participate in different events...
October 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030632/long-lasting-antiviral-innate-immune-priming-in-the-lophotrochozoan-pacific-oyster-crassostrea-gigas
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Maxime Lafont, Bruno Petton, Agnès Vergnes, Marianna Pauletto, Amélie Segarra, Benjamin Gourbal, Caroline Montagnani
In the last decade, a paradigm shift has emerged in comparative immunology. Invertebrates can no longer be considered to be devoid of specific recognition and immune memory. However, we still lack a comprehensive view of these phenomena and their molecular mechanisms across phyla, especially in terms of duration, specificity, and efficiency in a natural context. In this study, we focused on a Lophotrochozoan/virus interaction, as antiviral priming is mostly overlooked in molluscs. Juvenile Crassostrea gigas oysters experience reoccurring mass mortalities events from Ostreid herpes virus 1 with no existing therapeutic treatment...
October 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027228/high-mobility-group-box-1-protein-orchestrates-responses-to-tissue-damage-via-inflammation-innate-and-adaptive-immunity-and-tissue-repair
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REVIEW
Marco E Bianchi, Massimo P Crippa, Angelo A Manfredi, Rosanna Mezzapelle, Patrizia Rovere Querini, Emilie Venereau
A single protein, HMGB1, directs the triggering of inflammation, innate and adaptive immune responses, and tissue healing after damage. HMGB1 is the best characterized damage-associated molecular pattern (DAMP), proteins that are normally inside the cell but are released after cell death, and allow the immune system to distinguish between antigens that are dangerous or not. Notably, cells undergoing severe stress actively secrete HMGB1 via a dedicated secretion pathway: HMGB1 is relocated from the nucleus to the cytoplasm and then to secretory lysosomes or directly to the extracellular space...
November 2017: Immunological Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022403/developmental-approach-for-behavior-learning-using-primitive-motion-skills
#18
Farhan Dawood, Chu Kiong Loo
Imitation learning through self-exploration is essential in developing sensorimotor skills. Most developmental theories emphasize that social interactions, especially understanding of observed actions, could be first achieved through imitation, yet the discussion on the origin of primitive imitative abilities is often neglected, referring instead to the possibility of its innateness. This paper presents a developmental model of imitation learning based on the hypothesis that humanoid robot acquires imitative abilities as induced by sensorimotor associative learning through self-exploration...
August 6, 2017: International Journal of Neural Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020226/innate-t-and-b-cell-responses-in-acute-human-zika-patients
#19
Lilin Lai, Nadine Rouphael, Yongxian Xu, Muktha S Natrajan, Allison Beck, Mari Hart, Matthew Feldhammer, Amanda Feldpausch, Charles Hill, Henry Wu, Jessica K Fairley, Pamela Lankford-Turner, Nicole Kasher, Patrick Rago, Yi-Juan Hu, Srilatha Edupuganti, Shital M Patel, Kristy O Murray, Mark J Mulligan
Background: There is an urgent need for studies of viral persistence and immunity during human Zika infections to inform planning and conduct of vaccine clinical trials. Methods: In five returned US travelers with acute symptomatic Zika infection, clinical features, viral RNA levels, and immune responses were characterized. Results: Two pregnant, flavivirus-experienced patients had viral RNA persist in plasma for >44 and >26 days. Three days after symptom onset transient increases in pro-inflammatory monocytes began followed at five days by transient decreases in myeloid dendritic cells...
August 17, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993781/natural-killer-t-cell-targeted-immunotherapy-mediating-long-term-memory-responses-and-strong-antitumor-activity
#20
Nyambayar Dashtsoodol, Tomokuni Shigeura, Takuya Tashiro, Minako Aihara, Toshihiro Chikanishi, Hiromi Okada, Keigo Hanada, Hirokazu Sano, Akihiko Kurogi, Masaru Taniguchi
Current tumor therapies, including immunotherapies, focus on passive eradication or at least reduction of the tumor mass. However, cancer patients quite often suffer from tumor relapse or metastasis after such treatments. To overcome these problems, we have developed a natural killer T (NKT) cell-targeted immunotherapy focusing on active engagement of the patient's immune system, but not directly targeting the tumor cells themselves. NKT cells express an invariant antigen receptor α chain encoded by Trav11 (Vα14)-Traj18 (Jα18) gene segments in mice and TRAV10 (Vα24)-TRAJ18 (Jα18) in humans and recognize glycolipid ligand in conjunction with a monomorphic CD1d molecule...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
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