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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445259/the-role-of-stat3-and-ahr-in-the-differentiation-of-cd4-t-cells-into-th17-and-treg-cells
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Xingxing Liu, Hui Hu, Heng Fan, Dongmei Zuo, Zhexing Shou, Yi Liao, Zhen Nan, Qing Tang
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to investigate the role of aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) and STAT3 gene during the differentiation of cluster of differentiation (CD)4 T cells into T helper (Th)17 and T regulatory (Treg) cells. METHODS: First, CD4 T cells were isolated from the spleen of BALB/c mice. Then, stable CD4 T cells expressing STAT3 shRNA were constructed. CD4 T cells were assigned to one of the following treatments: Th17 group: antibodies against CD3 and CD28, 2...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443096/the-microbiota-and-epigenetic-regulation-of-t-helper-17-regulatory-t-cells-in-search-of-a-balanced-immune-system
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REVIEW
Annie Luo, Steven T Leach, Romain Barres, Luke B Hesson, Michael C Grimm, David Simar
Immune cells not only affect tissue homeostasis at the site of inflammation but also exert systemic effects contributing to multiple chronic conditions. Recent evidence clearly supports an altered T helper 17/regulatory T cell (Th17/Treg) balance leading to the development and progression of inflammatory diseases that not only affect the gastrointestinal tract but also have whole-body manifestations, including insulin resistance. Epigenetic mechanisms are amenable to both environmental and circulating factors and contribute to determining the T cell landscape...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440447/anti%C3%A2-inflammatory-effects-of-oxymatrine-on-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-rats-via-regulating-the-imbalance-between-treg-and-th17-cells
#3
Ailing Ma, Yongya Yang, Qiuyang Wang, Yin Wang, Jing Wen, Yanli Zhang
Oxymatrine (OMT), a monosomic alkaloid extracted from the Chinese herb, Sophora flavescens Ait, has long been used as a traditional Chinese medicine for the treatment of inflammatory diseases. The aim of the present study was to investigate the potential anti‑inflammatory effect of OMT, and its modulation on imbalance between regulatory T (Treg) cells and T helper (Th) 17 cells in rats with collagen‑induced arthritis (CIA). Sprague‑Dawley rats were immunized with type II collagen and following a second collagen immunization, the rats were treated with OMT or dexamethasone (DXM) intraperitoneally once a day for 43 days...
April 19, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440200/effect-of-halofuginone-on-the-pathogenesis-of-autoimmune-thyroid-disease-in-different-mice-models
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Xin Hou, Jin Zhou, Rong Yang, Shanshan Liu, Mei Bi, Tong Liu, Chenling Fan, Haixia Guan, Yushu Li, Zhongyan Shan, Weiping Teng
OBJECTIVE: Our objectives were to investigate the therapeutic effect of halofuginone (HF) in the treatment of autoimmune thyroid diseases (AITDs) and explore its underlying mechanism of action. METHODS: The Graves' disease (GD) model was generated by immunizing female BALB/c mice with adenovirus expressing the TSH receptor A subunit (Ad-TSHR289). The Ad-TSHRA+HF and Ad-TSHRA+DMSO groups were injected intraperitoneally with HF or the vehicle control (DMSO), respectively...
April 23, 2017: Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438552/immunomodulation-of-autoimmune-arthritis-by-pro-inflammatory-cytokines
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REVIEW
Eugene Y Kim, Kamal D Moudgil
Pro-inflammatory cytokines promote autoimmune inflammation and tissue damage, while anti-inflammatory cytokines help resolve inflammation and facilitate tissue repair. Over the past few decades, this general feature of cytokine-mediated events has offered a broad framework to comprehend the pathogenesis of autoimmune and other immune-mediated diseases, and to successfully develop therapeutic approaches for diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Anti-tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) therapy is a testimony in support of this endeavor...
April 21, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431315/effects-of-pm2-5-exposure-on-the-notch-signaling-pathway-and-immune-imbalance-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#6
Xing-Yu Gu, Xu Chu, Xiao-Li Zeng, Hai-Rong Bao, Xiao-Ju Liu
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is associated with T lymphocytes subset (Th1/Th2, Th17/Treg) imbalance. Notch signaling pathway plays a key role in the development of the adaptive immunity. The immune disorder induced by fine particulate matter (PM2.5) is related to COPD. The aim of this study was to investigate the mechanism by which PM2.5 influences the Notch signaling pathway leading to worsening immune disorder and accelerating COPD development. A COPD mouse model was established by cigarette smoke exposure...
April 18, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428789/il-10-producing-b-cells-regulate-t-helper-cell-immune-responses-during-1-3-%C3%AE-glucan-induced-lung-inflammation
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Fangwei Liu, Xiaowei Lu, Wujing Dai, Yiping Lu, Chao Li, Sitong Du, Ying Chen, Dong Weng, Jie Chen
With the rapid development of industry and farm, fungi contamination widely exists in occupational environment. Inhalation of fungi-contaminated organic dust results in hypersensitivity pneumonitis. 1,3-β-Glucan is a major cell wall component of fungus and is considered as a biomarker of fungi exposure. Current studies showed that 1,3-β-glucan exposure induced lung inflammation, which involved uncontrolled T helper (Th) cell immune responses, such as Th1, Th2, Th17, and regulatory T cell (Treg). A recently identified IL-10-producing B cells (B10) was reported in regulating immune homeostasis...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423590/neutralization-of-interleukin-17-suppresses-allergic-rhinitis-symptoms-by-downregulating-th2-and-th17-responses-and-upregulating-the-treg-response
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Zhao Wei Gu, Yun Xiu Wang, Zhi Wei Cao
Allergic rhinitis (AR) has long been considered to predominantly involve the actions of Th2 cells, with relatively small contributions from Th1 cells. In recent years, the discovery of Th17 and regulatory T (Treg) cells has rendered the Th1/Th2 balance paradigm more complex and expanded our understanding of the pathogenesis of AR. IL-17, a key cytokine produced by Th17 cells, is known to induce allergen-specific Th2 cell activation, eosinophil and neutrophil accumulation, and serum IgE production in asthma; all of these features may play important roles in AR...
April 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423578/endothelial-microparticles-delivering-microrna-155-into-t-lymphocytes-are-involved-in-the-initiation-of-acute-graft-versus-host-disease-following-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Ran Zhang, Xiaoxiao Wang, Mei Hong, Ting Luo, Miaomiao Zhao, Haorui Shen, Jun Fang, Xiaojie Li, Sibin Zang, Ping Chen, Dimin Nie, Peng Zheng, Qiuling Wu, Linghui Xia
Endothelial microparticles (EMPs) upregulation has been observed in acute graft-versus-host disease (aGVHD) after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT). However, the role of EMPs remains unclear. We found that EMPs derived from TNF-α-stimulated human umbilical vein endothelial cells (EA.hy926) concentrated more microRNA-155 (miR-155) compared with maternal cells. The miR-155 levels in MPs from peripheral blood of aGVHD patients and mice were remarkably elevated and significantly higher than the levels in plasma...
April 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423340/transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-signaling-in-regulatory-t-cells-controls-t-helper-17-cells-and-tissue-specific-immune-responses
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Joanne E Konkel, Dunfang Zhang, Peter Zanvit, Cheryl Chia, Tamsin Zangarle-Murray, Wenwen Jin, Songlin Wang, WanJun Chen
Regulatory T cells (Treg cells) perform suppressive functions in disparate tissue environments and against many inflammatory insults, yet the tissue-enriched factor(s) that influence Treg cell phenotype and function remain largely unknown. We have shown a vital role for transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) signals in safe-guarding specific Treg cell functions. TGF-β signals were dispensable for steady-state Treg cell homeostasis and for Treg cell suppression of T cell proliferation and T helper-1 (Th1) cell differentiation...
April 18, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421297/suppression-of-th1-differentiation-by-tryptophan-supplementation-in-vivo
#11
Tobias V Lanz, Simon Becker, Soumya R Mohapatra, Christiane A Opitz, Wolfgang Wick, Michael Platten
Metabolism of the essential amino acid tryptophan (trp) is a key endogenous immunosuppressive pathway restricting inflammatory responses. Tryptophan metabolites promote regulatory T cell (Treg) differentiation and suppress proinflammatory T helper cell (Th)1 and Th17 phenotypes. It has been shown that treatment with natural and synthetic tryptophan metabolites can suppress autoimmune neuroinflammation in preclinical animal models. Here, we tested if oral intake of tryptophan would increase immunosuppressive tryptophan metabolites and ameliorate autoimmune neuroinflammation as a safe approach to treat autoimmune disorders like multiple sclerosis (MS)...
April 18, 2017: Amino Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421070/interplay-of-regulatory-t-cell-and-th17-cells-during-infectious-diseases-in-humans-and-animals
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REVIEW
Sharvan Sehrawat, Barry T Rouse
It is now clear that the outcome of an inflammatory process caused by infections depends on the balance of responses by several components of the immune system. Of particular relevance is the interplay between regulatory T cells (Tregs) and CD4(+) T cells that produce IL-17 (Th17 cells) during immunoinflammatory events. In addition to discussing studies done in mice to highlight some unresolved issues in the biology of these cells, we emphasize the need to include outbred animals and humans in analyses. Achieving a balance between Treg and Th17 cells responses represents a powerful approach to control events during immunity and immunopathology...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420668/hypercholesterolemia-induces-differentiation-of-regulatory-t-cells-in-the-liver
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Reiner K Mailer, Anton Gisterå, Konstantinos A Polyzos, Daniel F Ketelhuth, Göran K Hansson
Rationale: The liver is the central organ that responds to dietary cholesterol intake and facilitates the release and clearance of lipoprotein particles. Persistent hypercholesterolemia leads to immune responses against lipoprotein particles that drive atherosclerosis. However, the effect of hypercholesterolemia on hepatic T cell differentiation remains unknown. Objective: To investigate hepatic T cell subsets upon hypercholesterolemia. Methods and Results: We observed that hypercholesterolemia elevated the intrahepatic regulatory T (Treg) cell population and increased the expression of transforming growth factor beta 1 in the liver...
April 18, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420440/immune-response-after-autologous-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-in-type-1-diabetes-mellitus
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Lei Ye, Li Li, Bing Wan, Minglan Yang, Jie Hong, Weiqiong Gu, Weiqing Wang, Guang Ning
BACKGROUND: This study explored the details of the immune response after autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (AHSCT) treatment in type 1 diabetes mellitus. METHODS: Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from 18 patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus were taken at baseline and 12 months after AHSCT or insulin-only therapy. The lymphocyte proliferation, mRNA expression and secretion of pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokines belonging to T-helper type 1 (Th1), T-helper type 17 (Th17) and regulatory T (Treg) cells in PBMC culture supernatants were assessed...
April 18, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414181/myeloid-but-not-plasmacytoid-blood-dcs-possess-th1-polarizing-and-th1-th17-recruiting-capacity-in-psoriasis
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Ahmed Khasawneh, Sándor Baráth, Barbara Medgyesi, Gabriella Béke, Zsolt Dajnoki, Krisztián Gáspár, Adrienn Jenei, Lilla Pogácsás, Kitti Pázmándi, János Gaál, Attila Bácsi, Andrea Szegedi, Anikó Kapitány
Psoriasis is a common inflammatory skin disease and dendritic cells (DCs) play crucial role in the development of skin inflammation. Although the characteristics of skin DCs in psoriasis are well defined, less is known about their peripheral blood precursors. Our aim was to characterize the phenotypic features as well as the cytokine and chemokine production of CD1c(+) myeloid DCs (mDCs) and plasmacytoid DCs (pDCs) in the blood samples of psoriatic patients. Blood DCs were isolated by using a magnetic separation kit, and their intracytoplasmic cytokine production and CD83/CD86 maturation/activation marker expression were investigated by 8-colour flow cytometry...
April 13, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413498/dynamic-variations-of-the-peripheral-blood-immune-cell-subpopulation-in-patients-with-critical-h7n9-swine-origin-influenza-a-virus-infection-a-retrospective-small-scale-study
#16
Cheng Chen, Wei Sun, Jun Chen, Jian-An Huang
H7N9 influenza is a recently emerging infection with a high mortality rate. The aim of the present study was to investigate dynamic fluctuations of peripheral blood immune cell subgroups in patients with critical H7N9 infection. Flow cytometry was used to assess the cells in whole blood samples from 9 cases. With regard to the innate immune system, in the majority of patients, the natural killer (NK) cell counts were similar to those of monocytes, which demonstrated a gradual increase in the progression period and an early increase followed by a reduction during recovery...
April 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412855/decreased-tlr4-expression-on-monocytes-may-cause-regulatory-t-cells-abnormality-in-patients-with-primary-immune-thrombocytopenia
#17
Yating Hao, Huiyuan Li, Yang Li, Mingen Lyu, Donglei Zhang, Rongfeng Fu, Yue Guan, Shixuan Wang, Boyang Sun, Xueqing Dou, Renchi Yang
Primary immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is an autoimmune disease with many immune dysfunctions including T helper type 1 cell (Th1) polarization and regulatory T cells (Tregs) deficiency. This study aimed to determine the effects of TLR4 on Treg differentiation and the cytokine production of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from patients with ITP. We found that expression of TLR4 on monocytes was significantly decreased in patients with active ITP than that in healthy controls and it had positive correlation with platelet count...
April 17, 2017: Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408780/lactobacillus-casei-regulates-differentiation-of-th17-treg-cells-to-reduce-intestinal-inflammation-in-mice
#18
Kai Wang, Hao Dong, Yu Qi, Zhihua Pei, Shushuai Yi, Xiaojie Yang, Yanli Zhao, Fanxing Meng, Shouping Yu, Tiezhong Zhou, Guixue Hu
In order to study the ability of Lactobacillus casei to ameliorate murine enteritis, 18 mice were randomly divided into 3 groups: the enteritis group, intervention group, and control group. The interleukin (IL)-6 and transforming growth factor-β (TGF)-β content in mouse peripheral blood and duodenum was detected using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). The number of CD4(+)CD25(+)Foxp3(+) T-regulatory cells (Tregs) and CD4(+)IL-17A(+) Th17 cells in the mesenteric lymph nodes (MLN) and spleen were detected using flow cytometry, and quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and western blot analysis were used to measure Foxp3 and retinoid-related orphan receptor-γ (RORγt) mRNA and protein expression in the MLN...
April 2017: Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research, Revue Canadienne de Recherche Vétérinaire
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400721/mir-384-regulates-the-th17-treg-ratio-during-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis-pathogenesis
#19
Xuebin Qu, Jingjing Han, Ying Zhang, Yuanyuan Wang, Jun Zhou, Hongbin Fan, Ruiqin Yao
Specific miRNAs are involved in the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis (MS), during which IL-17-producing CD4(+) T helper (Th17) cells accumulate in the central nervous system (CNS). In this study, we identified levels of miR-384 as significantly increased in mice with experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), an animal model of MS. Over-expression of miR-384 in vivo led to severe EAE, characterized by exacerbated demyelination, and increased inflammatory cell infiltration of the spinal cord; inhibition of miR-384 reversed these changes...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399886/levels-of-hepatic-th17-cells-and-regulatory-t-cells-upregulated-by-hepatic-stellate-cells-in-advanced-hbv-related-liver-fibrosis
#20
Xiaoyan Li, Yujie Su, Xuefeng Hua, Chan Xie, Jing Liu, Yuehua Huang, Liang Zhou, Min Zhang, Xu Li, Zhiliang Gao
BACKGROUND: Liver fibrosis which mainly occurs upon chronic hepatitis virus infection potentially leads to portal hypertension, hepatic failure and hepatocellular carcinoma. However, the immune status of Th17 and Treg cells in liver fibrosis is controversial and the exact mechanisms remain largely elusive. METHODS: Liver tissues and peripheral blood were obtained simultaneously from 32 hepatitis B virus infected patients undergoing surgery for hepatocellular carcinoma at the medical center of Sun Yat-sen University...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
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