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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811319/galectin-8-activates-dendritic-cells-and-stimulates-antigen-specific-immune-response-elicitation
#1
Julieta Carabelli, Valeria Quattrocchi, Alejandra D'Antuono, Patricia Zamorano, María Virginia Tribulatti, Oscar Campetella
Galectin-8 (Gal-8) is a mammalian β-galactoside-binding lectin, endowed with proinflammatory properties. Given its capacity to enhance antigen-specific immune responses in vivo, we investigated whether Gal-8 was also able to promote APC activation to sustain T cell activation after priming. Both endogenous [dendritic cells (DCs)] and bone marrow-derived DCs (BMDCs) treated with exogenous Gal-8 exhibited a mature phenotype characterized by increased MHC class II (MHCII), CD80, and CD86 surface expression. Moreover, Gal-8-treated BMDCs (Gal-8-BMDCs) stimulated antigen-specific T cells more efficiently than immature BMDCs (iBMDCs)...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811075/regulatory-t-cell-deficient-scurfy-mice-exhibit-a-th2-m2-like-inflammatory-response-in-the-skin
#2
Stefanie Haeberle, Verena Raker, Jessica Haub, Yong O Kim, Shih-Yen Weng, Osman K Yilmaz, Alexander Enk, Kerstin Steinbrink, Detlef Schuppan, Eva N Hadaschik
BACKGROUND: Scurfy mice have a functional defect in regulatory T cells (Treg), which leads to lethal multi-organ inflammation. The missing Treg function results in uncontrolled autoimmune cellular and humoral inflammatory responses. We and others have previously shown that during the course of disease scurfy mice develop severe skin inflammation and autoantibodies including anti-nuclear autoantibodies (ANA). OBJECTIVE: Autoimmune skin inflammation and ANA are hallmarks for the diagnosis of autoimmune connective tissue diseases; therefore we analyzed scurfy mice for typical signs of these diseases...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772190/an-antigen-specific-semi-therapeutic-treatment-with-local-delivery-of-tolerogenic-factors-through-a-dual-sized-microparticle-system-blocks-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis
#3
Jonathan J Cho, Joshua M Stewart, Theodore T Drashansky, Maigan A Brusko, Ashley N Zuniga, Kyle J Lorentsen, Benjamin G Keselowsky, Dorina Avram
Antigen-specific treatments are highly desirable for autoimmune diseases in contrast to treatments which induce systemic immunosuppression. A novel antigen-specific therapy has been developed which, when administered semi-therapeutically, is highly efficacious in the treatment of the mouse model for multiple sclerosis, experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE). The treatment uses dual-sized, polymeric microparticles (dMPs) loaded with specific antigen and tolerizing factors for intra- and extra-cellular delivery, designed to recruit and modulate dendritic cells toward a tolerogenic phenotype without systemic release...
July 24, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770217/dairy-cows-naturally-infected-with-bovine-leukemia-virus-exhibit-abnormal-b-and-t-cell-phenotypes-after-primary-and-secondary-exposures-to-keyhole-limpet-hemocyanin
#4
Meredith C Frie, Kelly R B Sporer, Oscar J Benitez, Joseph C Wallace, Casey J Droscha, Paul C Bartlett, Paul M Coussens
Bovine leukemia virus (BLV) is a retrovirus that is highly prevalent in US dairy herds: over 83% are BLV infected and the within-herd infection rate can be almost 50% on average. While BLV is known to cause lymphosarcomas, only 5% or fewer infected cattle will develop lymphoma; this low prevalence of cancer has historically not been a concern to dairy producers. However, more recent research has found that BLV(+) cows without lymphoma produce less milk and have shorter lifespans than uninfected herdmates. It has been hypothesized that BLV infection interferes with normal immune function in infected cattle, and this could lead to reduced dairy production...
2017: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769925/pharmacodynamic-monitoring-of-ro5459072-a-small-molecule-inhibitor-of-cathepsin-s
#5
Michel Theron, Darren Bentley, Sandra Nagel, Marianne Manchester, Michael Gerg, Thomas Schindler, Ana Silva, Barbara Ecabert, Priscila Teixeira, Camille Perret, Bernhard Reis
Major histocompatibility complex class II (MHCII)-restricted antigen priming of CD4(+) T cells is both involved in adaptive immune responses and the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases. Degradation of invariant chain Ii, a protein that prevents premature peptide loading, is a prerequisite for nascent MHCII-peptide complex formation. A key proteolytic step in this process is mediated by cathepsin S. Inhibition of this cysteine protease is known to result in the intracellular accumulation of Lip10 in B cells...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759159/peptosomes-for-vaccination-combining-antigen-and-adjuvant-in-polypept-o-ide-based-polymersomes
#6
Benjamin Weber, Cinja Kappel, Martin Scherer, Mark Helm, Matthias Bros, Stephan Grabbe, Matthias Barz
In this work, the first vaccine is reported based on a PeptoSome, which contains a model antigen (SIINFEKL) and adjuvant (CpG). PeptoSomes are polypept(o)ide-based polymersomes built of a block-copolymer with polysarcosine (PSar) as the hydrophilic block (X n = 111) and poly(benzyl-glutamic acid) (PGlu(OBn)) as the hydrophobic one (X n = 46). The polypept(o)ide is obtained with low dispersity index of 1.32 by controlled ring-opening polymerization. Vesicle formation by dual centrifugation technique allows for loading of vesicles up to 40 mol%...
July 31, 2017: Macromolecular Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754680/versican-derived-matrikines-regulate-batf3-dendritic-cell-differentiation-and-promote-t-cell-infiltration-in-colorectal-cancer
#7
Chelsea Hope, Philip B Emmerich, Athanasios Papadas, Adam Pagenkopf, Kristina A Matkowskyj, Dana R Van De Hey, Susan N Payne, Linda Clipson, Natalie S Callander, Peiman Hematti, Shigeki Miyamoto, Michael G Johnson, Dustin A Deming, Fotis Asimakopoulos
Colorectal cancer originates within immunologically complex microenvironments. To date, the benefits of immunotherapy have been modest, except in neoantigen-laden mismatch repair-deficient tumors. Approaches to enhance tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes in the tumor bed may substantially augment clinical immunotherapy responses. In this article, we report that proteolysis of the tolerogenic matrix proteoglycan versican (VCAN) strongly correlated with CD8(+) T cell infiltration in colorectal cancer, regardless of mismatch repair status...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748529/dual-role-of-monocyte-derived-dendritic-cells-in-trypanosoma-cruzi-infection
#8
Carolina V Poncini, Stella M González-Cappa
Pathogens can cause inflammation when inoculated into the skin. The vector-transmitted protozoan parasite Trypanosoma cruzi induces poor cellular-infiltration and disseminates, causing high mortality in the experimental model. Here, we characterized the inflammatory foci at the parasite inoculation site and secondary lymphoid organs using a murine system. While no macrophages and few neutrophils and monocytes (Mo) were recruited into the skin, T. cruzi infection elicited the mobilization of Ly6C(+) Mo to draining lymph nodes and spleen...
July 27, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737722/induction-of-a-regulatory-phenotype-in-cd3-cd4-hla-dr-t-cells-after-allogeneic-mixed-lymphocyte-culture-indications-of-both-contact-dependent-and-independent-activation
#9
Anne Louise Schacht Revenfeld, Rikke Bæk, Malene Møller Jørgensen, Kim Varming, Allan Stensballe
Although the observation of major histocompatibility complex II (MHCII) receptors on T cells is longstanding, the explanation for this occurrence remains enigmatic. Reports of an inducible, endogenous expression exist, as do studies demonstrating a protein acquisition from other cells by mechanisms including vesicle transfer. Irrespective of origin, the presence of the human MHCII isotype, human leukocyte antigen DR (HLA-DR), potentially identifies a regulatory T cell population. Using an allogeneic mixed lymphocyte culture (MLC) to induce an antigen-specific immune response, the role of antigen-presenting cells (APCs) for the presence of HLA-DR on cluster of differentiation 3(CD3)+ CD4+ T cells was evaluated...
July 24, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736195/allelic-difference-in-mhc2ta-confers-altered-microglial-activation-and-susceptibility-to-%C3%AE-synuclein-induced-dopaminergic-neurodegeneration
#10
Itzia Jimenez-Ferrer, Michael Jewett, Ashmita Tontanahal, Marina Romero-Ramos, Maria Swanberg
Parkinson's Disease (PD) is a complex and heterogeneous neurodegenerative disease characterized by a progressive loss of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra pars compacta and pathological intracellular accumulation of alpha-synuclein (α-syn). In the vast majority of PD patients, the disease has a complex etiology, defined by multiple genetic and environmental risk factors. Common genetic variants in the human leukocyte-antigen (HLA) region have been associated to PD risk and the carriage of these can double the risk to develop PD...
July 20, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719855/high-fat-diet-and-aging-interact-to-produce-neuroinflammation-and-impair-hippocampal-and-amygdalar-dependent-memory
#11
Sarah J Spencer, Heather D'Angelo, Alita Soch, Linda R Watkins, Steven F Maier, Ruth M Barrientos
More Americans are consuming diets higher in saturated fats and refined sugars than ever before, and based on increasing obesity rates, this is a growing trend among older adults as well. While high saturated fat diet (HFD) consumption has been shown to sensitize the inflammatory response to a subsequent immune challenge in young adult rats, the inflammatory effect of HFD in the already-vulnerable aging brain has not yet been assessed. Here, we explored whether short-term (3 days) consumption of HFD would serve as a neuroinflammatory trigger in aging animals, leading to cognitive deficits...
June 24, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718914/reduced-numbers-of-circulating-group-2-innate-lymphoid-cells-in-patients-with-common-variable-immunodeficiency
#12
Christoph B Geier, Sophie Kraupp, David Bra, Martha M Eibl, Jocelyn R Farmer, Krisztian Csomos, Jolan E Walter, Hermann M Wolf
Recent studies identified an emerging role of group 2 and 3 innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) as key players in the generation of T-dependent and T-independent antibody production. In this retrospective case-control study CD117(+) ILCs (including the majority of ILC2 and ILC3) were reduced in patients with common variable immunodeficiency (CVID). The reduction in CD117(+) ILCs was distinctive to CVID and could not be observed in patients with X linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA). Patients with a more pronounced reduction in CD117(+) ILC numbers showed significantly lower numbers of peripheral MZ-like B cells and an increased prevalence of chronic, non-infectious enteropathy...
July 18, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717032/th17-mediated-cross-protection-against-pneumococcal-carriage-by-vaccination-with-a-variable-antigen
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Kirsten Kuipers, Wouter S P Jong, Christa E van der Gaast-de Jongh, Diane Houben, Fred van Opzeeland, Elles Simonetti, Saskia van Selm, Ronald de Groot, Marije I Koenders, Taj Azarian, Elder Pupo, Peter van der Ley, Jeroen D Langereis, Aldert Zomer, Joen Luirink, Marien I de Jonge
Serotype-specific protection against a Streptococcus pneumoniae is an important limitation of the current polysaccharide-based vaccines. To prevent serotype replacement, reduce transmission and limit emergence of new variants, it is essential to induce broad protection and restrict pneumococcal colonization. In this study, we used a prototype vaccine formulation consisting of LPS-detoxified outer membrane vesicles (OMVs) from Salmonella Typhimurium displaying the variable N-terminus of PspA (α1α2) for intranasal vaccination, which induced strong Th17 immunity associated with substantial reduction of pneumococcal colonization...
July 17, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715682/cath-2-and-ll-37-increase-mannose-receptor-expression-antigen-presentation-and-the-endocytic-capacity-of-chicken-mononuclear-phagocytes
#14
Marina D Kraaij, Albert van Dijk, Henk P Haagsman
Cathelicidins display in vitro and in vivo immunomodulatory activities and are part of the innate immune system. Previously, we found that in ovo treatment with chicken cathelicidin CATH-2 partially protects young broilers against respiratory E. coli infection. To determine the cellular aspects of this protection, we investigated immunomodulatory effects of CATH-2 and the human cathelicidin LL-37 on primary chicken peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs). Treatment of chicken PBMCs with L-CATH-2, D-CATH-2 or LL-37 increased the percentage of mononuclear phagocytes, but decreased that of B cells...
July 14, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693553/interaction-between-saliva-s-adenosine-and-tick-parasitism-effects-on-feeding-and-reproduction
#15
Elen Anatriello, Carlo José Freire Oliveira, Nathália Baptista Oliveira, Andressa Fisch, Cristiane Maria Milanezi, João Santana da Silva, Isabel Kinney Ferreira de Miranda-Santos, Beatriz Rossetti Ferreira
BACKGROUND: It has recently been demonstrated that saliva from Rhipicephalus sanguineus ticks contains adenosine (ADO) and prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), two non-protein molecules that have significant immunomodulatory properties. These molecules can inhibit cytokine production by dendritic cells (DCs), while also reducing the expression of CD40 in these cells. However, more studies are needed for a better understanding of their participation in the feeding of ticks in vivo. This work, therefore, evaluated the importance of ADO during tick infestations...
July 10, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684460/abdominal-surgery-induced-gastric-ileus-and-activation-of-m1-like-macrophages-in-the-gastric-myenteric-plexus-prevention-by-central-vagal-activation-in-rats
#16
Pu-Qing Yuan, Yvette Taché
Inflammation plays a role in abdominal surgery (AS)-induced intestinal ileus that is alleviated by electrical vagal stimulation. The stable thyrotropin-releasing hormone agonist, RX77368 injected intracisternally (ic) activates dorsal motor nucleus neurons and gastric vagal efferent discharges. We investigated the gastric inflammation induced by AS and the modulation by ic RX-77368 in rats. RX77368 (50 ng/rat) or saline was injected ic followed, 1 h later, by laparotomy and small intestinal/cecal manipulation...
July 6, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676046/retention-of-functional-variation-despite-extreme-genomic-erosion-mhc-allelic-repertoires-in-the-lynx-genus
#17
Elena Marmesat, Krzysztof Schmidt, Alexander P Saveljev, Ivan V Seryodkin, José A Godoy
BACKGROUND: Demographic bottlenecks erode genetic diversity and may increase endangered species' extinction risk via decreased fitness and adaptive potential. The genetic status of species is generally assessed using neutral markers, whose dynamic can differ from that of functional variation due to selection. The MHC is a multigene family described as the most important genetic component of the mammalian immune system, with broad implications in ecology and evolution. The genus Lynx includes four species differing immensely in demographic history and population size, which provides a suitable model to study the genetic consequences of demographic declines: the Iberian lynx being an extremely bottlenecked species and the three remaining ones representing common and widely distributed species...
July 4, 2017: BMC Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666081/mhc-class-ii-alleles-influence-induction-of-pathogenic-antiphospholipid-antibodies-in-a-thrombosis-mouse-model
#18
Elizabeth Papalardo, Zurina Romay-Penabad, Rohan Willis, Premkumar Christadoss, Ana Laura Carrera-Marin, Elba Reyes-Maldonado, Rajani Rudrangi, Silvana Alfieri-Papalardo, Ethel Garcia-Latorre, Miri Blank, Silvia Pierangeli, Allan R Brasier, Emilio B Gonzalez
OBJECTIVE: Both environmental and genetic factors are important in antiphospholipid antibody(aPL) development in antiphospholipid syndrome(APS). Currently, the only available data on predisposing genetic factors have been obtained from epidemiological studies without mechanistic evidence. Therefore, we studied the influence of Major Histocompatibility Complex Class II(MHC-II) alleles on the production of aPL in an APS mouse model. METHODS: Three groups of mice: MHC-II deficient (MHC-II(-/-) ) mice, MHC-II(-/-) mice transgenic for human DQ6, DQ8 or DR4 alleles and their corresponding wild-type(WT) strains were each immunized, half with human β2 glycoprotein-I(β2 GPI) and the other half with control ovalbumin(OA) protein...
June 30, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665959/increased-migration-of-antigen-presenting-cells-to-newly-formed-lymphatic-vessels-in-transplanted-kidneys-by-glycol-split-heparin
#19
Ditmer T Talsma, Kirankumar Katta, Miriam Boersema, Saritha Adepu, Annamaria Naggi, Giangiacomo Torri, Coen Stegeman, Gerjan Navis, Harry van Goor, Jan-Luuk Hillebrands, Saleh Yazdani, Jacob van den Born
BACKGROUND: Chronic renal transplant dysfunction is characterized by loss of renal function and tissue remodeling, including chronic inflammation and lymph vessel formation. Proteoglycans are known for their chemokine presenting capacity. We hypothesize that interruption of the lymphatic chemokine-proteoglycan interaction interferes with the lymphatic outflow of leukocytes from the renal graft and might decrease the anti-graft allo-immune response. METHODS: In a rat renal chronic transplant dysfunction model (female Dark-Agouti to male Wistar Furth), chemokines were profiled by qRT-PCR in microdissected tubulo-interstitial tissue...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646573/interferon-%C3%AE-regulates-dendritic-cell-activation-and-migration-in-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis
#20
Leesa M Pennell, Eleanor N Fish
CD11c+ dendritic cells (DCs) exert a critical role as antigen-presenting cells in regulating pathogenic T cells in multiple sclerosis (MS). To determine whether the therapeutic benefit of interferon (IFN)-β treatment for MS is in part influenced by IFN regulation of DC function, we examined the immunophenotype of DCs derived from IFN-β(+/+) and IFN-β(-/-) mice using a myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG) peptide-induced mouse model of MS, experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE). Our earlier work identified that IFN-β(-/-) mice exhibit earlier onset and more rapid progression of neurologic impairment compared with IFN-β(+/+) mice...
June 24, 2017: Immunology
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