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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150567/amplifying-ifn-%C3%AE-signaling-in-dendritic-cells-by-cd11c-specific-loss-of-socs1-increases-innate-immunity-to-infection-while-decreasing-adaptive-immunity
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Alejandro F Alice, Gwen Kramer, Shelly Bambina, Jason R Baird, Keith S Bahjat, Michael J Gough, Marka R Crittenden
Although prophylactic vaccines provide protective humoral immunity against infectious agents, vaccines that elicit potent CD8 T cell responses are valuable tools to shape and drive cellular immunity against cancer and intracellular infection. In particular, IFN-γ-polarized cytotoxic CD8 T cell immunity is considered optimal for protective immunity against intracellular Ags. Suppressor of cytokine signaling (SOCS)1 is a cross-functional negative regulator of TLR and cytokine receptor signaling via degradation of the receptor-signaling complex...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150562/the-role-of-mhc-e-in-t-cell-immunity-is-conserved-among-humans-rhesus-macaques-and-cynomolgus-macaques
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Helen L Wu, Roger W Wiseman, Colette M Hughes, Gabriela M Webb, Shaheed A Abdulhaqq, Benjamin N Bimber, Katherine B Hammond, Jason S Reed, Lina Gao, Benjamin J Burwitz, Justin M Greene, Fidel Ferrer, Alfred W Legasse, Michael K Axthelm, Byung S Park, Simon Brackenridge, Nicholas J Maness, Andrew J McMichael, Louis J Picker, David H O'Connor, Scott G Hansen, Jonah B Sacha
MHC-E is a highly conserved nonclassical MHC class Ib molecule that predominantly binds and presents MHC class Ia leader sequence-derived peptides for NK cell regulation. However, MHC-E also binds pathogen-derived peptide Ags for presentation to CD8(+) T cells. Given this role in adaptive immunity and its highly monomorphic nature in the human population, HLA-E is an attractive target for novel vaccine and immunotherapeutic modalities. Development of HLA-E-targeted therapies will require a physiologically relevant animal model that recapitulates HLA-E-restricted T cell biology...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150278/a-hypothetical-role-for-notch-signaling-pathway-in-immunopathogenesis-of-leprosy
#3
Héctor Serrano-Coll, Liliana Acevedo-Saenz, Nora Cardona-Castro
Leprosy is a chronic infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae mainly affecting skin and peripheral nerves. Leprosy has a broad range of clinical manifestations that range from mild (tuberculoid leprosy) to severe (lepromatous leprosy) forms, and are highly dependent on the host's immune response. Among the immune response elements involved in the pathogenesis of leprosy are the Toll-like receptors (TLRs), vitamin D receptor (VDR), natural killer cells (NK), and T cells. These innate and adaptive immune response elements may be related to the Notch signaling pathway, which is involved in immune cell growth, differentiation, and proliferation...
November 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149822/olive-leaf-extracts-act-as-modulators-of-the-human-immune-response
#4
Thea Magrone, Anna Spagnoletta, Rosaria Salvatore, Manrico Magrone, Francesco Dentamaro, Matteo Antonio Russo, Graziana Difonzo, Carmine Summo, Francesco Caponio, Emilio Jirillo
BACKGROUND: Olive tree leaves have been used in the Mediterranean area as traditional medicine in virtue of their healthy effects. Olive leaf extracts (OLEs) contain higher amounts of polyphenols than those detected in the extra virgin olive oil and fruit. Several lines of evidence support the cardioprotective, anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory activities exerted by OLEs. METHODS: Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from twenty-five healthy donors were cultured in the presence of 3 μg of two OLE extracts, extract A (resuspended in water) and extract B (resuspended in 70% ethanol)...
November 15, 2017: Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149205/kir-content-genotypes-associate-with-carriage-of-hepatitis-b-surface-antigen-e-antigen-and-hbv-viral-load-in-gambians
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Louis-Marie Yindom, Maimuna Mendy, Christopher Bodimeade, Caroline Chambion, Peter Aka, Hilton C Whittle, Sarah L Rowland-Jones, Robert Walton
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) causes over 800,000 deaths worldwide annually, mainly in low income countries, and incidence is rising rapidly in the developed world with the spread of hepatitis B (HBV) and C (HCV) viruses. Natural Killer (NK) cells protect against viral infections and tumours by killing abnormal cells recognised by Killer-cell Immunoglobulin-like Receptors (KIR). Thus genes and haplotypes encoding these receptors may be important in determining both outcome of initial hepatitis infection and subsequent chronic liver disease and tumour formation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146881/beta-adrenergic-signaling-impairs-anti-tumor-cd8-t-cell-responses-to-b-cell-lymphoma-immunotherapy
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Michael D Nissen, Erica K Sloan, Stephen R Mattarollo
Beta-adrenergic receptor (betaAR) signaling regulates many physiological processes, including immune system responses. There is growing evidence also for betaAR-induced modulation of cancer growth and metastasis. In the Eu-myc mouse model of B-cell lymphoma, we investigated the effects of chronically elevated betaAR signaling on lymphoma progression and anti-tumor immunity, as well as the impact on cancer immunotherapy. Chronic treatment with the non-selective beta-agonist isoprenaline promoted lymphoma development in a manner dependent on signaling within the hematopoietic compartment...
November 16, 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145441/distinct-t-and-nk-cell-populations-may-serve-as-immune-correlates-of-protection-against-symptomatic-pandemic-influenza-a-h1n1-virus-infection-during-pregnancy
#7
Miloje Savic, Jennifer L Dembinski, Ida Laake, Olav Hungnes, Rebecca Cox, Fredrik Oftung, Lill Trogstad, Siri Mjaaland
Maternal influenza infection during pregnancy is associated with increased risk of morbidity and mortality. However, the link between the anti-influenza immune responses and health-related risks during infection is not well understood. We have analyzed memory T and NK cell mediated immunity (CMI) responses in pandemic influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 (pdm09) virus infected non-vaccinated pregnant women participating in the Norwegian Influenza Pregnancy Cohort (NorFlu). The cohort includes information on immunization, self-reported health and disease status, and biological samples (plasma and PBMC)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145439/impact-of-chronic-and-acute-academic-stress-on-lymphocyte-subsets-and-monocyte-function
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Viktoriya Maydych, Maren Claus, Nicole Dychus, Melanie Ebel, Jürgen Damaschke, Stefan Diestel, Oliver T Wolf, Thomas Kleinsorge, Carsten Watzl
This study investigated the effects of a temporally confined naturalistic stressor (academic stress) on immune functions. Furthermore, moderating influences of a number of psychological variables were assessed. Five blood samples were obtained from 20 students during an observation period of 8 weeks, starting 4.5 weeks before an exam period up to 1 week following the last exam. The analysis of 45 immune parameters revealed several time-dependent changes attributable to examination stress. We observed a reduction in the absolute numbers of natural killer (NK) cells and monocytes in peripheral blood and a shift towards more immature and naïve cells within NK and T cell populations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142605/aviscumine-a-recombinant-ribosomal-inhibitor-increases-the-antitumor-activity-of-natural-killer-cells
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Gabriele Gamerith, Arno Amann, Bettina Schenk, Thomas Auer, Hans Lentzen, Dirk O Mügge, Katharina M Cima, Judith Löffler-Ragg, Wolfgang Hilbe, Heinz Zwierzina
Aviscumine, a recombinant lectin I, has been identified as an immunomodulatory agent within a new class of ribotoxic stress-inducing anticancer substances that have demonstrated efficacy in phase I/II trials. The aim of the present study was to elucidate the presumed effect of aviscumine on enhancing human natural killer (NK) cell antitumor cytotoxicity. To measure the effect of aviscumine on human NK cell cytotoxicity, chromium-51-release assays against K-562 cells were performed with isolated NK cells from the whole blood of 34 healthy volunteers...
November 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142230/unique-transcriptome-signatures-and-gm-csf-expression-in-lymphocytes-from-patients-with-spondyloarthritis
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M H Al-Mossawi, L Chen, H Fang, A Ridley, J de Wit, N Yager, A Hammitzsch, I Pulyakhina, B P Fairfax, D Simone, Yao Yi, S Bandyopadhyay, K Doig, R Gundle, B Kendrick, F Powrie, J C Knight, P Bowness
Spondyloarthritis encompasses a group of common inflammatory diseases thought to be driven by IL-17A-secreting type-17 lymphocytes. Here we show increased numbers of GM-CSF-producing CD4 and CD8 lymphocytes in the blood and joints of patients with spondyloarthritis, and increased numbers of IL-17A(+)GM-CSF(+) double-producing CD4, CD8, γδ and NK cells. GM-CSF production in CD4 T cells occurs both independently and in combination with classical Th1 and Th17 cytokines. Type 3 innate lymphoid cells producing predominantly GM-CSF are expanded in synovial tissues from patients with spondyloarthritis...
November 15, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141868/geographic-clonal-tracking-in-macaques-provides-insights-into-hspc-migration-and-differentiation
#11
Chuanfeng Wu, Diego A Espinoza, Samson J Koelle, E Lake Potter, Rong Lu, Brian Li, Di Yang, Xing Fan, Robert E Donahue, Mario Roederer, Cynthia E Dunbar
The geographic distribution of hematopoiesis at a clonal level is of interest in understanding how hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs) and their progeny interact with bone marrow (BM) niches during regeneration. We tagged rhesus macaque autologous HSPCs with genetic barcodes, allowing clonal tracking over time and space after transplantation. We found marked geographic segregation of CD34(+) HSPCs for at least 6 mo posttransplantation, followed by very gradual clonal mixing at different BM sites over subsequent months to years...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138302/disruption-of-the-opal-stop-codon-attenuates-chikungunya-virus-induced-arthritis-and-pathology
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Jennifer E Jones, Kristin M Long, Alan C Whitmore, Wes Sanders, Lance R Thurlow, Julia A Brown, Clayton R Morrison, Heather Vincent, Kayla M Peck, Christian Browning, Nathaniel Moorman, Jean K Lim, Mark T Heise
Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is a mosquito-borne alphavirus responsible for several significant outbreaks of debilitating acute and chronic arthritis and arthralgia over the past decade. These include a recent outbreak in the Caribbean islands and the Americas that caused more than 1 million cases of viral arthralgia. Despite the major impact of CHIKV on global health, viral determinants that promote CHIKV-induced disease are incompletely understood. Most CHIKV strains contain a conserved opal stop codon at the end of the viral nsP3 gene...
November 14, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137359/granulysin-expressed-in-a-humanized-mouse-model-induces-apoptotic-cell-death-and-suppresses-tumorigenicity
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Ya-Wen Hsiao, Tsung-Ching Lai, Yu-Hsiang Lin, Chia-Yi Su, Jih-Jong Lee, Albert Taiching Liao, Yuan-Feng Lin, Shu-Chen Hsieh, Alexander T H Wu, Michael Hsiao
Granulysin (GNLY) is a cytolytic and proinflammatory protein expressed in activated human cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) and natural killer (NK) cells. Conventional mouse models cannot adequately address the triggering mechanism and immunopathological pathways in GNLY-associated diseases due to lack of the GNLY gene in the mouse genome. Therefore, we generated a humanized immune system (HIS) mouse model by transplanting human umbilical cord blood mononuclear cells into NOD.Cg-Prkdc(scid) Il2rg(tm1Wjl) /SzJ (NSG) mice after sublethally irradiation...
October 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137331/hdac-inhibitors-enhance-the-immunotherapy-response-of-melanoma-cells
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Laurence Booth, Jane L Roberts, Andrew Poklepovic, John Kirkwood, Paul Dent
We focused on the ability of the pan-histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors AR42 and sodium valproate to alter the immunogenicity of melanoma cells. Treatment of melanoma cells with HDAC inhibitors rapidly reduced the expression of multiple HDAC proteins as well as the levels of PD-L1, PD-L2 and ODC, and increased expression of MHCA. In a cell-specific fashion, melanoma isolates released the immunogenic protein HMGB1 into the extracellular environment. Very similar data were obtained in ovarian and H&NSCC PDX isolates, and in established tumor cell lines from the lung and kidney...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134614/acute-exercise-during-hemodialysis-prevents-the-decrease-in-natural-killer-cells-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-a-pilot-study
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Maria Isabel Fuhro, Gilson P Dorneles, Francini P Andrade, Pedro R T Romão, Alessandra Peres, Mariane B Monteiro
PURPOSE: To evaluate the acute response of natural killer (NK) cell subsets of chronic kidney disease patients submitted to intradialytic exercise in a randomized crossover study. METHODS: Nine patients were submitted to a single bout of 20-min intradialytic exercise and a control hemodialysis (HD) session with an interval of 7 days between them. Peripheral blood sample was collected at baseline, during HD and immediately after HD in each trial to evaluate the peripheral frequency of NK cells and their subsets (CD3-CD56(bright) and CD3-CD56(dim)), systemic cortisol concentrations, C-reactive protein (CRP), creatine kinase activity (CK), and urea and creatinine levels...
November 13, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133294/proinflammatory-t-cell-status-associated-with-early-life-adversity
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Martha M C Elwenspoek, Xenia Hengesch, Fleur A D Leenen, Anna Schritz, Krystel Sias, Violetta K Schaan, Sophie B Mériaux, Stephanie Schmitz, Fanny Bonnemberger, Hartmut Schächinger, Claus Vögele, Jonathan D Turner, Claude P Muller
Early life adversity (ELA) has been associated with an increased risk for diseases in which the immune system plays a critical role. The ELA immune phenotype is characterized by inflammation, impaired cellular immunity, and immunosenescence. However, data on cell-specific immune effects are largely absent. Additionally, stress systems and health behaviors are altered in ELA, which may contribute to the generation of the ELA immune phenotype. The present investigation tested cell-specific immune differences in relationship to the ELA immune phenotype, altered stress parameters, and health behaviors in individuals with ELA (n = 42) and those without a history of ELA (control, n = 73)...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132010/inhibition-of-sonic-hedgehog-signaling-blocks-cell-migration-and-growth-but-induces-apoptosis-via-suppression-of-foxq1-in-natural-killer-t-cell-lymphoma
#17
Pingyi Liu, Lingling Chen
The present study explored the effects of Forkhead box Q1 (FOXQ1) on cell proliferation, cell cycle and apoptosis via the Sonic hedgehog (Shh) pathway in Natural killer/T-cell lymphoma (NKTCL). Quantitative real time-polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) was performed to detect FOXQ1 expression in 117 NKTCL patients and 120 healthy controls. Additionally, FOXQ1 expression in NKTCL cell lines (HANK-1, NK-92, SNK-6, SNT-8 and YT) was determined by western blotting and qRT-PCR. SNK-6 cells were transfected with FOXQ1-shRNA or Shh pathway inhibitor Cyclopamine/recombinant protein Shh...
November 10, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130994/enhancement-of-anti-leukemia-immunity-by-leukemia-derived-exosomes-via-downregulation-of-tgf-%C3%AE-1-expression
#18
Fang Huang, Jiangbo Wan, Weiwei Hu, Siguo Hao
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Minimal residual leukemia cells (MRLs) are difficult to eradicate through traditional treatment and therefore remain to be a major threat to the long-term survival of leukemia patients. Tumor-derived exosomes (TEXs), which carry tumor associated antigens (TAA), may be a potential cell-free tumor vaccine for the specific eradication of MRLs. However, TEXs are intended to be less immunogenic due to exosomal TGF-β1. To further optimize the efficacy of TEX-based vaccines, we investigated whether exosomes from TGF-β1 silenced leukemia cells (LEXTGF-β1si) had an increased potential to induce a specific antitumor effect compared with non-modified exosomes...
November 9, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128673/bi-allelic-irf8-mutation-a-complex-immunodeficiency-syndrome-with-dendritic-cell-deficiency-monocytopenia-and-immune-dysregulation
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Venetia Bigley, Sheetal Maisuria, Urszula Cytlak, Laura Jardine, Matthew A Care, Kile Green, Merry Gunawan, Paul Milne, Rachel Dickinson, Sarah Wiscombe, David Parry, Rainer Doffinger, Arian Laurence, Claudia Fonseca Lic, Oda Stoevesandt, Andrew Gennery, Andrew Cant, Reuben Tooze, A John Simpson, Sophie Hambleton, Sinisa Savic, Gina Doody, Matthew Collin
BACKGROUND: Homozygous K108E mutation of interferon regulatory factor 8 (IRF8) is reported to cause dendritic cell and monocyte deficiency. However, more widespread immune dysfunction is predicted from the multiple roles ascribed to IRF8 in immune cell development and function. OBJECTIVE: We sought to describe the effect on hematopoiesis and immunity of compound heterozygous R83C/ R291Q mutation of IRF8, present in a patient with recurrent viral infection, granulo-proliferation and intracerebral calcification...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128554/immunomodulatory-effects-of-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors-tkis-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-study
#20
Elena Marinelli Busilacchi, Andrea Costantini, Nadia Viola, Benedetta Costantini, Jacopo Olivieri, Luca Butini, Giorgia Mancini, Ilaria Scortechini, Martina Chiarucci, Monica Poiani, Antonella Poloni, Pietro Leoni, Attilio Olivieri
Pathogenesis of chronic Graft Versus Host Disease (cGVHD) is incompletely defined, involving donor-derived CD4 and CD8-positive T lymphocytes, as well as B cells. Standard treatment is lacking for steroid dependent/refractory cases; potential usefulness of tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) has been suggested, based on their potent anti-fibrotic effect. However, TKI seems to have pleiotropic activity. We sought to evaluate the in vitro and in vivo impact of different TKIs on lymphocyte phenotype and function...
November 8, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
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