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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634011/immunomodulatory-properties-of-concholepas-concholepas-hemocyanin-against-francisellosis-in-a-zebrafish-model
#1
Leidy Lagos, Julia I Tandberg, María Inés Becker, Hanne C Winther-Larsen
The development of vaccines for aquaculture has been an important milestone in providing a continuous and sustainable production. Most of the vaccines currently on the market for aquaculture include oil as adjuvant. Nevertheless, several studies reported an occurrence of side effects after their use in farmed fish. As a result, there is a need for new and improved adjuvants that can stimulate the immune system while causing as few side-effects as possible. Hemocyanins are versatile macromolecules with strong immunogenic and immunomodulatory properties...
June 17, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630103/up-regulation-of-ep2-and-ep3-receptors-in-human-tolerogenic-dendritic-cells-boost-the-immunosuppressive-activity-of-pge2
#2
Georgina Flórez-Grau, Raquel Cabezón, Kyra J E Borgman, Carolina España, Juan Jose Lozano, Maria F Garcia-Parajo, Daniel Benítez-Ribas
Dendritic cells (DCs) are APCs essential in regulating the immune response. PGE2, produced during inflammation, has a pivotal role in the maturation of DCs and, therefore, is vital for the immune response. The large variety of biologic functions governed by PGE2 is mediated by its signaling through 4 distinct E-type prostanoid (EP) receptors. Immunogenic DCs express EP2 and EP4, which mediate the PGE2 signaling. However, the expression and function of EP receptors in human tolerogenic DCs (tol-DCs), which present an inhibitory phenotype, have not yet, to our knowledge, been assessed...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615708/epitope-mapping-and-kinetics-of-cd4-t-cell-immunity-to-pneumonia-virus-of-mice-in-the-c57bl-6-strain
#3
Lana Vandersarren, Cedric Bosteels, Manon Vanheerswynghels, James J Moon, Andrew J Easton, Gert Van Isterdael, Sophie Janssens, Bart N Lambrecht, Mary J van Helden
Pneumonia virus of mice (PVM) infection has been widely used as a rodent model to study the closely related human respiratory syncytial virus (hRSV). While T cells are indispensable for viral clearance, they also contribute to immunopathology. To gain more insight into mechanistic details, novel tools are needed that allow to study virus-specific T cells in C57BL/6 mice as the majority of transgenic mice are only available on this background. While PVM-specific CD8 T cell epitopes were recently described, so far no PVM-specific CD4 T cell epitopes have been identified within the C57BL/6 strain...
June 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608405/revisiting-the-specificity-of-the-mhc-class%C3%A2-ii-transactivator-ciita-in-classical-murine-dendritic-cells-in-vivo
#4
David A Anderson, Gary E Grajales-Reyes, Ansuman T Satpathy, Carlos E Vasquez Hueichucura, Theresa L Murphy, Kenneth M Murphy
Ciita was discovered for its role in regulating transcription of major histocompatibility complex class II (MHCII) genes. Subsequently, CIITA was predicted to control many other genes based on reporter and ChIP-seq analysis but few such predictions have been verified in vivo using Ciita(-/-) mice. Testing these predictions for classical dendritic cells (cDCs) has been particularly difficult, since Ciita(-/-) mice lack MHCII expression required to identify cDCs. However, recent identification of the cDC-specific transcription factor Zbtb46 allows identification of cDCs independently of MHCII expression...
June 13, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604385/differential-requirements-for-myeloid-leukemia-ifn-%C3%AE-conditioning-determine-graft-versus-leukemia-resistance-and-sensitivity
#5
Catherine Matte-Martone, Jinling Liu, Meng Zhou, Maria Chikina, Douglas R Green, John T Harty, Warren D Shlomchik
The graft-versus-leukemia (GVL) effect in allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (alloSCT) is potent against chronic phase chronic myelogenous leukemia (CP-CML), but blast crisis CML (BC-CML) and acute myeloid leukemias (AML) are GVL resistant. To understand GVL resistance, we studied GVL against mouse models of CP-CML, BC-CML, and AML generated by the transduction of mouse BM with fusion cDNAs derived from human leukemias. Prior work has shown that CD4+ T cell-mediated GVL against CP-CML and BC-CML required intact leukemia MHCII; however, stem cells from both leukemias were MHCII negative...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602741/disease-resistance-and-response-against-vibrio-anguillarum-intestinal-infection-in-european-seabass-dicentrarchus-labrax-fed-low-fish-meal-and-fish-oil-diets
#6
S Torrecillas, M J Caballero, D Mompel, D Montero, M J Zamorano, L Robaina, F Rivero-Ramírez, V Karalazos, S Kaushik, M Izquierdo
The aim of this study was to assess the effects of low levels of dietary fish meal (FM) and fish oil (FO) on disease resistance and gut associated lymphoid tissue (GALT) response after an experimental intestinal infection with V. anguillarum in European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) For that purpose, sea bass juveniles were fed one of four diets containing combined levels of FO and FM as follows: 20%FM/6%FO, 20%FM/3%FO, 5%FM/6%FO and 5%FM/3%FO during 153 days. At the end of the feeding trial, fish were subjected to either an in vivo exposure to a sub-lethal dose of V...
June 7, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601149/cells-expressing-cd4-cd8-mhcii-and-endoglin-in-the-canine-corpus-luteum-of-pregnancy-and-prepartum-activation-of-the-luteal-tnf%C3%AE-system
#7
Renata M Nowaczyk, Ewelina Jursza-Piotrowska, Aykut Gram, Marta J Siemieniuch, Alois Boos, Mariusz P Kowalewski
In the dog, knowledge about involvement of the immune system in controlling luteal function is restricted to observations showing a time-dependent invasion of immune cells into the corpus luteum (CL) of non-pregnant bitches. Therefore, this study investigated the presence of CD4-, CD8-, MHCII- and endoglin-expressing cells in CL collected throughout pregnancy from pre-implantation until prepartum luteolysis. Immunohistochemistry and semi-quantitative RT-PCR were applied. The time-dependent expression of CD4, CD8 and endoglin was more strongly related to formation of the CL, whereas MHCII was induced during luteolysis...
August 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596641/gene-electrotransfer-of-plasmid-encoding-il-12-recruits-the-m1-macrophages-and-antigen-presenting-cells-inducing-the-eradication-of-aggressive-b16f10-murine-melanoma
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Ursa Lampreht Tratar, Luisa Loiacono, Maja Cemazar, Urska Kamensek, Vito Michele Fazio, Gregor Sersa, Emanuela Signori
Cancer immunotherapy is currently one of the leading approaches in cancer treatment. Gene electrotransfer of plasmids encoding interleukin 12 (IL-12) into the cells leads to the production of IL-12, which drives immune cell polarization to an antitumoral response. One of the cell types that shows great promise in targeting tumor cells under the influence of IL-12 cytokine milieu is that of macrophages. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate gene electrotransfer of antibiotic resistance-free plasmid DNA-encoding murine IL-12 (mIL-12) in mice bearing aggressive B16F10 murine melanoma...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587925/siga-shigella-immune-complexes-interact-with-dectin-1-and-signr3-to-differentially-regulate-mouse-peyer-s-patch-and-mesenteric-lymph-node-dendritic-cell-s-responsiveness
#9
Josip Mikulic, Gilles Bioley, Blaise Corthésy
In addition to contributing to immune exclusion at mucosal surfaces, secretory IgA (SIgA) made of polymeric IgA and secretory component is able to selectively reenter via microfold cells into Peyer's patches (PPs) present along the intestine and to associate with dendritic cells (DCs) of the CD11c(+)CD11b(+)MHCII(+)F4/80(-)CD8(-)phenotype in the subepithelial dome region and the draining mesenteric lymph nodes (MLNs). However, the nature of the receptor(s) for SIgA on murine PP and MLN DCs is unknown. We find that glycosylated secretory component moiety and polymeric IgA are both involved in the specific interaction with these cells...
June 3, 2017: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28568505/bola-drb3-gene-polymorphisms-influence-bovine-leukaemia-virus-infection-levels-in-holstein-and-holstein%C3%A2-%C3%A3-%C3%A2-jersey-crossbreed-dairy-cattle
#10
H A Carignano, M J Beribe, M E Caffaro, A Amadio, J P Nani, G Gutierrez, I Alvarez, K Trono, M M Miretti, M A Poli
Bovine leukemia virus (BLV) infections, causing persistent lymphocytosis and lethal lymphosarcoma in cattle, have reached high endemicity on dairy farms. We observed extensive inter-individual variation in the level of infection (LI) by assessing differences in proviral load in peripheral blood. This phenotypic variation appears to be determined by host genetics variants, especially those located in the BoLA-DRB3 MHCII molecule. We performed an association study using sequencing-based typed BOLA-DRB3 alleles from over 800 Holstein and Holstein × Jersey cows considering LI in vivo and accounting for filial relationships...
May 31, 2017: Animal Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554661/using-dr52c-ni-2-mimotope-tetramers-to-detect-ni-2-reactive-cd4-t-cells-in-patients-with-joint-replacement-failure
#11
Yan Zhang, Yang Wang, Kirsten Anderson, Andrey Novikov, Zikou Liu, Karin Pacheco, Shaodong Dai
T cell mediated hypersensitivity to nickel (Ni(2+)) is one of the most common causes of allergic contact dermatitis. Ni(2+)sensitization may also contribute to the failure of Ni(2+) containing joint implants, and revision to non-Ni(2+) containing hardware can be costly and debilitating. Previously, we identified Ni(2+) mimotope peptides, which are reactive to a CD4(+) T cell clone, ANi2.3 (Vα1, Vβ17), isolated from a Ni(2+) hypersensitive patient with contact dermatitis. This T cell is restricted to major histocompatibility complex class II (MHCII) molecule, Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA)-DR52c (DRA, DRB3*0301)...
May 26, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550732/reversing-the-polarization-of-tumor-associated-macrophages-inhibits-tumor-metastasis
#12
Rufei Yuan, Shengfu Li, Hua Geng, Xin Wang, Qinglin Guan, Xiaohuan Li, Changle Ren, Xiaolin Yuan
OBJECTIVE: The M2 phenotype is dominant in tumor associated macrophages (TAM), and plays a key role in promoting tumor growth, invasion and metastasis. Converting TAM polarization from M2 to M1 may contribute to eliciting anti-tumor-specific immune responses and inhibiting tumor metastasis. In this study, the effect of reversing the polarization of TAM on tumor metastasis was investigated. METHODS: Peritoneal macrophages were obtained from BABL/c mice, and M2 polarization was induced by IL-4...
May 24, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550201/the-influence-of-mhc-class-ii-on-b-cell-defects-induced-by-invariant-chain-cd74-n-terminal-fragments
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Janna Schneppenheim, Ann-Christine Loock, Susann Hüttl, Michaela Schweizer, Renate Lüllmann-Rauch, Hans-Heinrich Oberg, Philipp Arnold, Christian H K Lehmann, Diana Dudziak, Dieter Kabelitz, Ralph Lucius, Ana-Maria Lennon-Duménil, Paul Saftig, Bernd Schröder
The invariant chain (CD74) mediates assembly and targeting of MHC class II (MHCII) complexes. In endosomes, CD74 undergoes sequential degradation by different proteases, including cathepsin S (CatS) and the intramembrane protease signal peptide peptidase-like 2a (SPPL2a). In their absence, CD74 N-terminal fragments (NTFs) accumulate. In SPPL2a(-/-) B cells, such an NTF impairs endosomal trafficking and BCR signal transduction. In mice, this leads to a loss of splenic B cells beyond the transitional stage 1...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542831/machine-learning-reveals-a-non-canonical-mode-of-peptide-binding-to-mhc-class-ii-molecules
#14
Massimo Andreatta, Vanessa Isabell Jurtz, Thomas Kaever, Alessandro Sette, Bjoern Peters, Morten Nielsen
MHC class II molecules play a fundamental role in the cellular immune system: they load short peptide fragments derived from extracellular proteins and present them on the cell surface. It is currently thought that the peptide binds lying more or less flat in the MHC groove, with a fixed distance of nine amino acids between the first and last residue in contact with the MHCII. While confirming that the great majority of peptides bind to the MHC using this canonical mode, we report evidence for an alternative, less common mode of interaction...
May 24, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536468/il-27r-signaling-controls-myeloid-cells-accumulation-and-antigen-presentation-in-atherosclerosis
#15
Iuliia O Peshkova, Aliia R Fatkhullina, Zbigniew Mikulski, Klaus Ley, Ekaterina K Koltsova
Myeloid cells, key players in atherosclerosis, take up and present antigens, leading to systemic and local T cell activation. The recruitment and activation of immune cells to the aorta in atherosclerosis is regulated by adhesion molecules, chemokines and cytokines. IL-27R is an immunoregulatory signaling nod in autoimmune and infectious pathologies. IL-27R was shown to suppress T cells activation in atherosclerosis, however it's possible role in myeloid cell accumulation and activation is not understood. Here we demonstrate that Apoe (-/-) Il27ra (-/-) mice fed with "Western Diet" for 7 or 18 weeks developed significantly more atherosclerosis compared to Apoe (-/-) Il27ra (+/-) controls...
May 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511928/rational-design-of-nanoparticles-towards-targeting-antigen-presenting-cells-and-improved-t-cell-priming
#16
Eva Zupančič, Caterina Curato, Maria Paisana, Catarina Rodrigues, Ziv Porat, Ana S Viana, Carlos A M Afonso, João Pinto, Rogério Gaspar, João N Moreira, Ronit Satchi-Fainaro, Steffen Jung, Helena F Florindo
Vaccination is a promising strategy to trigger and boost immune responses against cancer or infectious disease. We have designed, synthesized and characterized aliphatic-polyester (poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) nanoparticles (NP) to investigate how the nature of protein association (adsorbed versus entrapped) and polymer/surfactant concentrations impact on the generation and modulation of antigen-specific immune responses. The ability of the NP formulations to target dendritic cells (DC), be internalized and activate the T cells was characterized and optimized in vitro and in vivo using markers of DC activation and co-stimulatory molecules...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506830/antibiotics-induced-gut-microbiota-dysbiosis-promotes-tumor-initiation-via-affecting-apc-th1-development-in-mice
#17
Chengming Xu, Banjun Ruan, Yinghao Jiang, Ting Xue, Zhenyu Wang, Huanyu Lu, Ming Wei, Shan Wang, Zicheng Ye, Dongsheng Zhai, Li Wang, Zifan Lu
Gut microbiota is critical for maintaining body immune homeostasis and thus affects tumor growth and therapeutic efficiency. Here, we investigated the link between microbiota and tumorgenesis in a mice model of subcutaneous melanoma cell transplantation, and explored the underlying mechanism. We found disruption of gut microbiota by pretreating mice with antibiotics promote tumor growth and remodeling the immune compartment within the primary tumor. Indeed, gut microbial dysbiosis reduced the infiltrated mature antigen-presenting cells of tumor, together with lower levels of co-stimulators, such as CD80, CD86 and MHCII, as well as defective Th1 cytokines, including IFNγ, TNFα, IL12p40, and IL12p35...
May 12, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505515/rhob-induces-the-production-of-proinflammatory-cytokines-in-tlr-triggered-macrophages
#18
Shuyuan Liu, Lisong Huang, Zhusen Lin, Yuanqin Hu, Ruifeng Chen, Liqiu Wang, Yi Shan
Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are the primary sensors detecting conserved molecular patterns on microorganisms, thus acting as important components of innate immunity against invading pathogens. Many positive and negative regulators of TLR-triggered signaling have been identified. The Rho GTPase RhoB plays a key role in cell migration, division and polarity; however, the function and regulatory mechanisms of RhoB in TLR ligand-triggered innate immune responses remain to be investigated. Here, we report that the expression of RhoB is induced by TLR agonists (lipopolysaccharide (LPS), CpG, poly(I:C)) in macrophages...
May 12, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484267/microrna-146a-reduces-mhc-ii-expression-via-targeting-jak-stat-signaling-in-dendritic-cells-after-stem-cell-transplantation
#19
N Stickel, K Hanke, D Marschner, G Prinz, M Köhler, W Melchinger, D Pfeifer, A Schmitt-Graeff, T Brummer, A Heine, P Brossart, D Wolf, N von Bubnoff, J Finke, J Duyster, J Ferrara, U Salzer, R Zeiser
Acute Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is a major immunological complication after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation and a better understanding of the molecular regulation of the disease could help to develop novel targeted therapies. Here we found that a G/C polymorphism within the human microRNA-146a (miR-146a) gene of transplant-recipients, which causes reduced miR-146a levels, was strongly associated with the risk of developing severe acute GVHD (n=289). In mice, deficiency of miR-146a in the hematopoietic system or transfer of recipient-type miR-146a(-/-) dendritic cells (DCs) enhanced GVHD, while miR-146a mimic-transfected-DCs ameliorated disease...
May 9, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456018/unique-features-in-the-presentation-of-insulin-epitopes-in-autoimmune-diabetes-an-update
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REVIEW
Xiaoxiao Wan, Emil R Unanue
Although an autoimmune disease involves diverse self-antigens, the initiation stage may require recognition of a limited number. This concept is verified in the non-obese diabetic (NOD) mouse model of autoimmune diabetes, in which strong evidence points to insulin as the prime antigen. The NOD mouse bears the I-A(g7) class II-MHC molecules (MHCII) that share common biochemical features and peptidome selection with the human diabetes-susceptible HLA-DQ8. Furthermore, both NOD mice and patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D) display an early appearance of insulin autoantibodies (IAAs) and subsequent insulin-reactive T cell infiltration into the islets...
April 26, 2017: Current Opinion in Immunology
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