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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234318/leprosy-as-a-complex-infection-breakdown-of-the-th1-and-th2-immune-paradigm-in-the-immunopathogenesis-of-the-disease
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Jorge Rodrigues de Sousa, Mirian Nacagami Sotto, Juarez Antonio Simões Quaresma
Leprosy is a chronic infectious disease whose evolution involves complex immune mechanisms of the host that influence the clinical presentation of the disease. For many years, the main interpretation of the host defense response was based on characterization of the established immune paradigm between T helper (Th) 1 and Th2 lymphocytes. However, with advances in the knowledge of immunology, new approaches have emerged along with the development of new immunological pathways that have changed the interpretation of the long-established paradigm of the polar forms of the disease, especially with the identification of new subtypes of T lymphocytes such as Th9, Th17, Th22, and Tregs...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234109/the-ap-1-transcription-factor-junb-is-required-for-th17-cell-differentiation
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Soh Yamazaki, Yoshihiko Tanaka, Hiromitsu Araki, Akira Kohda, Fumiyuki Sanematsu, Tomoko Arasaki, Xuefeng Duan, Fumihito Miura, Takaharu Katagiri, Ryodai Shindo, Hiroyasu Nakano, Takashi Ito, Yoshinori Fukui, Shogo Endo, Hideki Sumimoto
Interleukin (IL)-17-producing T helper (Th17) cells are crucial for host defense against extracellular microbes and pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases. Here we show that the AP-1 transcription factor JunB is required for Th17 cell development. Junb-deficient CD4+ T cells are able to develop in vitro into various helper T subsets except Th17. The RNA-seq transcriptome analysis reveals that JunB is crucial for the Th17-specific gene expression program. Junb-deficient mice are completely resistant to experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis, a Th17-mediated inflammatory disease, and naive T helper cells from such mice fail to differentiate into Th17 cells...
December 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232931/molecular-mechanisms-and-management-of-a-cutaneous-inflammatory-disorder-psoriasis
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Yu Ri Woo, Dae Ho Cho, Hyun Jeong Park
Psoriasis is a complex chronic inflammatory cutaneous disorder. To date, robust molecular mechanisms of psoriasis have been reported. Among diverse aberrant immunopathogenetic mechanisms, the current model emphasizes the role of Th1 and the IL-23/Th17 axis, skin-resident immune cells and major signal transduction pathways involved in psoriasis. The multiple genetic risk loci for psoriasis have been rapidly revealed with the advent of a novel technology. Moreover, identifying epigenetic modifications could bridge the gap between genetic and environmental risk factors in psoriasis...
December 11, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232837/a-burkholderia-pseudomallei-outer-membrane-vesicle-vaccine-provides-cross-protection-against-inhalational-glanders-in-mice-and-non-human-primates
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Sarah M Baker, Christopher J H Davitt, Natalya Motyka, Nicole L Kikendall, Kasi Russell-Lodrigue, Chad J Roy, Lisa A Morici
Burkholderia mallei is a Gram-negative, non-motile, facultative intracellular bacillus and the causative agent of glanders, a highly contagious zoonotic disease. B. mallei is naturally resistant to multiple antibiotics and there is concern for its potential use as a bioweapon, making the development of a vaccine against B. mallei of critical importance. We have previously demonstrated that immunization with multivalent outer membrane vesicles (OMV) derived from B. pseudomallei provide significant protection against pneumonic melioidosis...
December 9, 2017: Vaccines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231896/differential-expression-of-serum-micrornas-supports-cd4%C3%A2-%C2%BA-t-cell-differentiation-into-th2-th17-cells-in-severe-equine-asthma
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Alicja Pacholewska, Matthias F Kraft, Vincent Gerber, Vidhya Jagannathan
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) regulate post-transcriptional gene expression and may be exported from cells via exosomes or in partnership with RNA-binding proteins. MiRNAs in body fluids can act in a hormone-like manner and play important roles in disease initiation and progression. Hence, miRNAs are promising candidates as biomarkers. To identify serum miRNA biomarkers in the equine model of asthma we investigated small RNA derived from the serum of 34 control and 37 asthmatic horses. These samples were used for next generation sequencing, novel miRNA identification and differential miRNA expression analysis...
December 12, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230216/metabolism-controls-the-balance-of-th17-t-regulatory-cells
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Licheng Sun, Jinrong Fu, Yufeng Zhou
Accumulating evidence indicates that metabolism reprogramming is critically important to T cell differentiation, and manipulating metabolic pathways in T cells can shape their fate and function. During T cell differentiation, metabolism provides T cells with energy as well as precursors for various biological processes. Some key metabolic reactions, such as glycolysis, oxidative phosphorylation and fatty acid oxidation, are also considered to play important roles in T cell activation and differentiation. In this review, we will explain why cellular metabolism is important for the Th17/T-regulatory (Treg) cell balance and how metabolism reprogramming impacts this balance...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229678/epitope-mapping-of-serca2a-identifies-an-antigenic-determinant-that-induces-mainly-atrial-myocarditis-in-a-j-mice
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Bharathi Krishnan, Chandirasegaran Massilamany, Rakesh H Basavalingappa, Arunakumar Gangaplara, Rajkumar A Rajasekaran, Muhammad Z Afzal, Vahid Khalilzad-Sharghi, You Zhou, Jean-Jack Riethoven, Shyam S Nandi, Paras K Mishra, Raymond A Sobel, Jennifer L Strande, David Steffen, Jay Reddy
Sarcoplasmic/endoplasmic reticulum Ca2+ adenosine triphosphatase (SERCA)2a, a critical regulator of calcium homeostasis, is known to be decreased in heart failure. Patients with myocarditis or dilated cardiomyopathy develop autoantibodies to SERCA2a suggesting that they may have pathogenetic significance. In this report, we describe epitope mapping analysis of SERCA2a in A/J mice that leads us to make five observations: 1) SERCA2a contains multiple T cell epitopes that induce varying degrees of myocarditis...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229565/gm-csf-producing-autoreactive-cd4-t-cells-in-type-1-diabetes
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Jan Knoop, Anita Gavrisan, Denise Kuehn, Julia Reinhardt, Melanie Heinrich, Markus Hippich, Anne Eugster, Christian Ockert, Anette-Gabriele Ziegler, Ezio Bonifacio
The phenotype of autoreactive T cells in type 1 diabetes is described as Th1, Th17 and/or Th21, but is largely uncharacterized. We combined multi-parameter cytokine profiling and proliferation, and identified GM-CSF producing cells as a component of the response to beta cell autoantigens proinsulin and GAD65. Overall cytokine profiles of CD4+ T cell were not altered in type 1 diabetes. In contrast, patients with recent onset type 1 diabetes had increased frequencies of proinsulin-responsive CD4+CD45RA- T cells producing GM-CSF (p=0...
December 8, 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228993/programmed-cell-death-5-transgenic-mice-attenuates-adjuvant-induced-arthritis-by-2-modifying-the-t-lymphocytes-balance
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Feng Yuan, Junfeng Wang, Keshi Zhang, Zhao Li, Zhenpeng Guan
BACKGROUND: Programmed cell death 5 (PDCD5) is an apoptosis-related gene cloned from TF-1 cells whose primary biological functions are to promote apoptosis and immune regulation. The effects and mechanisms exerted by key mediators of arthritic inflammation remain unclear in PDCD5 transgenic (PDCD5 tg) mice. RESULTS: In the current study, PDCD5 tg mice inhibited the progression of adjuvant-induced arthritis, specifically decreasing clinical signs and histological damage, compared with arthritis control mice...
December 11, 2017: Biological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228740/downregulation-of-semaphorin-3e-promotes-hallmarks-of-experimental-chronic-allergic-asthma
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Hesam Movassagh, Lianyu Shan, Jonathan S Duke-Cohan, Jamila Chakir, Andrew J Halayko, Latifa Koussih, Abdelilah S Gounni
Guidance cues such as semaphorins are attractive novel therapeutic targets for allergic disorders. We have previously described an inhibitory effect of semaphorin 3E (Sema3E) on human airway smooth muscle cell function. We have further addressed a canonical role for Sema3E in acute model of allergic asthma in vivo. Considering the chronic nature of the disease, the potential implication of Sema3E to alleviate long-lasting deficits should be investigated. Expression of Sema3E in a chronic model of allergic asthma was assessed after exposure to house dust mite (HDM) as a clinically relevant allergen...
November 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228739/regulatory-role-of-nkg2d-nk-cells-in-intestinal-lamina-propria-by-secreting-double-edged-th1-cytokines-in-ulcerative-colitis
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Fan Wang, Pai-Lan Peng, Xue Lin, Ying Chang, Jing Liu, Rui Zhou, Jia-Yan Nie, Wei-Guo Dong, Qiu Zhao, Jin Li
The role of intestinal lamina propria (LP) NKG2D+ NK cells is unclear in regulating Th1/Th2 balance in ulcerative colitis (UC). In this study, we investigated the frequency of LP NKG2D+ NK cells in DSS-induced colitis model and intestinal mucosal samples of UC patients, as well as the secretion of Th1/Th2/Th17 cytokines in NK cell lines after MICA stimulation. The role of Th1 cytokines in UC was validated by bioinformatics analysis. We found that DSS-induced colitis in mice was characterized by a Th2-mediated process...
November 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228157/gut-epithelial-vitamin-d-receptor-regulates-microbiota-dependent-mucosal-inflammation-by-suppressing-intestinal-epithelial-cell-apoptosis
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Lei He, Tianjing Liu, Yongyan Shi, Feng Tian, Huiyuan Hu, Dilip K Deb, Yinyin Chen, Marc Bissonnette, Yan Chun Li
Recent studies show that colonic vitamin D receptor (VDR) signaling protects the mucosal epithelial barrier and suppresses colonic inflammation, but the underlying molecular mechanism remains to be fully understood. To investigate the implication of colonic VDR down-regulation seen in patients with inflammatory bowel disease, we assessed the effect of gut epithelial VDR deletion on colonic inflammatory responses in an experimental colitis model. In 2,4,6-trinitrobenzenesulfonic acid (TNBS)-induced colitis model, mice carrying VDR deletion in gut epithelial cells (VDRf/f;Villin-Cre or VDRΔIEC) or in colonic epithelial cells (VDRf/f;CDX2-Cre or VDRΔCEC) developed more severe clinical colitis than VDRf/f control mice, characterized by more robust TH1 and TH17 responses, with greater increases in mucosal IFN-γ+, IL-17+ and IFN-γ+IL-17+ T cells...
December 7, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226422/pathogenesis-of-psoriasis-and-development-of-treatment
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REVIEW
Eisaku Ogawa, Yuki Sato, Akane Minagawa, Ryuhei Okuyama
The pathogenesis of psoriasis can be explained by dysregulation of immunological cell function as well as keratinocyte proliferation/differentiation. Recently, the immunological pathomechanism has been clarified substantially. Whereas T-helper (Th)1 overactivation was thought to induce occurrence of psoriasis, it has been demonstrated that Th17 cells play a key role. Th17 development is maintained by interleukin (IL)-23 mainly produced by dendritic cells. Th17 cells produce various cytokines, including IL-17A, IL-17F and IL-22...
December 10, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226084/n-glycosylation-and-expression-in-human-tissues-of-the-orphan-gpr61-receptor
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Paweł Kozielewicz, Hatun Alomar, Syaratul Yusof, Gillian Grafton, Alison J Cooper, S John Curnow, James W Ironside, Hardev Pall, Nicholas M Barnes
A number of members of the G protein-coupled receptor class of cell surface receptors are 'orphans' with no known endogenous ligand. One of these orphan receptors is GPR61; there are little data about its expression in human cells and tissues. In this study, we investigated the post-translational modification of GPR61 by N-glycosylation at an identified consensus N-glycosylation site (N12) and the impact of this modification upon the subcellular expression of the protein. The N-glycosylation inhibitor tunicamycin reduced the apparent molecular weight of immunoreactivity associated with myc-tagged GPR61 by 1-2 kDa, which was comparable to the evident molecular weight of the myc-tagged N12S GPR61 mutant with disrupted consensus N-glycosylation site...
December 2017: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224017/the-il-2-anti-il-2-complex-attenuates-cardiac-ischaemia-reperfusion-injury-through-expansion-of-regulatory-t-cells
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Junhui Xiao, Kunwu Yu, Ming Li, Chuanyin Xiong, Yuzhen Wei, Qiutang Zeng
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Regulatory T cells (Tregs) can suppress immunologic damage in myocardial ischaemia/reperfusion injury (MIRI), however, the isolation and ex vivo expansion of these cells for clinical application remains challenging. Here, we investigated whether the IL-2/anti-IL-2 complex (IL-2C), a mediator of Treg expansion, can attenuate MIRI in mice. METHODS: Myocardial I/R was surgically induced in male C57BL/6 mice, aged 8-10 weeks, that were randomly assigned to 1) sham group (Sham), 2) Phosphate Buffered Saline (PBS), 3) IL-2-anti-IL-2 Ab complex (IL-2C), or 4) sham group, 5) PBS, 6) IL-2C after MIRI, or 7) IL-2C, 8) IL-2C+anti-CD25 mAbs, or 9) IL-2C; 10) IL-2C+anti-TGF-β1 mAbs, 11) IL-2C+anti-IL-10 mAbs...
December 7, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222824/elevated-levels-of-the-antimicrobial-peptide-ll-37-in-hidradenitis-suppurativa-are-associated-with-a-th1-th17-immune-response
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R Thomi, C Schlapbach, N Yawalkar, D Simon, D Yerly, R E Hunger
Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is an inflammatory skin disease with poorly understood immunopathogenic mechanisms. LL-37 is an antimicrobial peptide, which is transcribed from the CAMP (cathelicidin antimicrobial peptide) gene. Previous reports showed upregulated levels of CAMP and LL-37 in HS lesions and therefore the aim of this study was to compare levels of LL-37 in HS to other inflammatory skin diseases and to establish immunomodulatory functions of LL-37 in HS. We confirm an upregulation of the LL-37 peptide in lesional HS skin with comparable levels as in psoriasis patients and are able to positively correlate the presence of LL-37 in HS with the presence of T cells, macrophages, neutrophils, IFNγ, IL-17, IL-23, TNFα, IL-32 and IL-1β...
December 8, 2017: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222551/neutrophil-and-t-cell-homeostasis-in-the-closed-eye
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Cameron K Postnikoff, Kelly K Nichols
Purpose: This study sought to examine the changes and phenotype of the tear neutrophil and T-cell populations between early eyelid closure and after a full night of sleep. Methods: Fourteen healthy participants were recruited and trained to wash the ocular surface with PBS for at-home self-collection of ocular surface and tear leukocytes following up to 1 hour of sleep and a full night of sleep (average 7 hours), on separate days. Cells were isolated, counted, and incubated with fluorescently labeled antibodies to identify neutrophils, monocytes, and T cells...
December 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222492/interaction-of-rna-binding-protein-hur-and-mir-466i-regulates-gm-csf-expression
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Jing Chen, William Adamiak, Ganlei Huang, Ulus Atasoy, Abdolmohamad Rostami, Shiguang Yu
Granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) produced by T helper 17 (Th17) cells plays an essential role in autoimmune diseases. Transcriptional regulation of Th17 cell differentiation has been extensively studied, but post-transcriptional regulation of Th17 cell differentiation has remained less well characterized. The RNA-binding protein HuR functions to promote the stability of target mRNAs via binding the AU-rich elements of the 3' untranslated region (3'UTR) of numerous pro-inflammatory cytokines including IL-4, IL-13, IL-17 and TNF-α...
December 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222448/effect-of-qianghuo-erhuang-decoction-on-t-regulatory-and-t-helper-17-cells-in-treatment-of-adjuvant-induced-arthritis-in-rats
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Can Qian, Mei Kuang, Yong Wang
QianghuoErhuang Decoction (QED) is an effective recipe in treating rheumatoid arthritis. The present study aimed to explore the effects of QED on Treg and Th17 in adjuvant arthritis (AA) model. The study included 6 group rats: normal control group, AA group, AA + methotrexate (MTX) group, AA + high, moderate, and low dose QED groups. The arthritis score was significantly decreased in the MTX and high-dose QED groups compared with the AA group on days 24 and 28 (P < 0.01), respectively. The synovial tissue inflammation was attenuated by histological observation, and the proliferation of splenocytes was significantly inhibited in MTX and high-dose QED groups (P < 0...
December 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221590/activit%C3%A3-s-immunomodulatrice-anti-inflammatoire-antiprurigineuse-et-tol%C3%A3-rog%C3%A3-nique-induites-par-i-modulia%C3%A2-un-extrait-issu-de-culture-d%C3%A2-aquaphilus-dolomiae-dans-les-mod%C3%A3-les-pharmacologiques-de-dermatite-atopique-immunomodulatory-anti-inflammatory-anti-pruritus
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T Nguyen, N Castex-Rizzi, D Redoulès
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is an inflammatory and pruritic dermatosis of multifactorial origin. Topical steroids are the first line treatment for severe AD however alternatives treatment are increasingly needed. A biological concentrate was elaborated from culture of an Avène aquatic microflora isolate namely Aquaphilus dolomiae. Numerous extracts were evaluated in relevant AD in vitro models with human keratinocytes. Among these extracts, a particular one I-modulia® was found to be remarkable in terms of pharmacological activities: innate immunity modulating by agonizing Toll like receptor (TLR)2, TLR4 and TLR5, induction of anti-microbial peptides, inhibition of cytokines characteristics of T helper (Th)1, Th2 and Th17 responses, inhibition of Protease-activated-receptor (PAR) 2 and Thymic-stromal-lymphopoeitin (TSLP) both being known to be upregulated in pruritus...
January 2017: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
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