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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077081/antigen-presenting-capacity-of-murine-splenic-myeloid-cells
#1
Ying-Ying Hey, Benjamin Quah, Helen C O'Neill
BACKGROUND: The spleen is an important site for hematopoiesis. It supports development of myeloid cells from bone marrow-derived precursors entering from blood. Myeloid subsets in spleen are not well characterised although dendritic cell (DC) subsets are clearly defined in terms of phenotype, development and functional role. Recently a novel dendritic-like cell type in spleen named 'L-DC' was distinguished from other known dendritic and myeloid cells by its distinct phenotype and developmental origin...
January 11, 2017: BMC Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075416/phosphorylated-radix-cyathulae-officinalis-polysaccharides-act-as-adjuvant-via-promoting-dendritic-cell-maturation
#2
Haibo Feng, Sean P McDonough, Jing Fan, Shiping Yang, Xuelian Zhao, Yong Lu, Yun Gan, Xiao Yi, Yung-Fu Chang
The aim of this study was to investigate whether phosphorylated Radix Cyathulae officinalis Kuan polysaccharides (pRCPS) used as adjuvant with foot-and-mouth disease vaccine (FMDV) can stimulate specific humoral and cellular immune responses in ICR mice. The results demonstrated that pRCPS significantly up-regulated FMDV-specific IgG, IgG1, IgG2b and IgG2a antibody levels and splenocyte proliferation. pRCPS also promoted the killing activities of cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL) and natural killer cells (NK). In addition, pRCPS enhanced the expression levels of IL-2, IL-4, and IFN-γ in CD4⁺ T cells and the level of IFN-γ in CD8⁺ T cells...
January 10, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072882/impact-of-dietary-protein-concentration-and-quality-on-immune-function-of-cats
#3
Nadine Paßlack, Barbara Kohn, Marcus G Doherr, Jürgen Zentek
Protein levels and quality in cat food can vary significantly and might affect immune function in various ways. In the present study, 3 diets with a low protein quality (LQ) and 3 diets with a high protein quality (HQ) were offered to 10 healthy adult cats for 6 weeks each, using a randomized cross-over design. The LQ and HQ diets differed in the collagen content and had low (36.7% and 36.2%), medium (45.0% and 43.3%) and high (56.1% and 54.9%) protein levels. At the end of each feeding period, blood was collected for phenotyping of leukocyte subsets, lymphocyte proliferation assay and cytokine measurements, phagocytosis assay and differential blood count...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067413/echinacea-purpurea-extract-polarizes-m1-macrophages-in-murine-bone-marrow-derived-macrophages-through-the-activation-of-jnk
#4
Aikun Fu, Yang Wang, Yanping Wu, Hongliang Chen, Shasha Zheng, Yali Li, Xin Xu, Weifen Li
Echinacea purpurea is an indigenous North American purple cone flower used by North Americans for treatment of various infectious diseases and wounds. This study investigated the effect of polysaccharide enriched extract of Echinacea purpurea (EE) on the polarization of macrophages. The results showed that 100 µg/mL of EE could markedly activate the macrophage by increasing the expression of CD80, CD86, and MHCII molecules. Meanwhile, EE upregulated the markers of classically activated macrophages (M1) such as CCR7 and the production of IL-1β, IL-6, IL-12p70, TNF-αand NO...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063705/h9n2-avian-influenza-virus-enhances-the-immune-responses-of-bmdcs-by-down-regulating-mir29c
#5
Jian Lin, Jing Xia, Ya T Chen, Ke Y Zhang, Yan Zeng, Qian Yang
Avian influenza virus (AIV) of the subtypes H9 and N2 is well recognised and caused outbreaks-due to its high genetic variability and high rate of recombination with other influenza virus subtypes. The pathogenicity of H9N2 AIV depends on the host immune response. Dendritic cells (DCs) are major antigen presenting cells that can significantly inhibit H9N2 AIV replication. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) influence the ability of DCs to present antigens, as well as the ability of AIVs to infect host cells and replicate. Here, we studied the molecular mechanism underlying the miRNA-mediated regulation of immune function of mouse DCs...
January 4, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012172/mhc-class-ii-alleles-associated-with-th1-rather-than-th17-type-immunity-drive-the-onset-of-early-arthritis-in-a-rat-model-of-rheumatoid-arthritis
#6
Jonatan Tuncel, Sabrina Haag, Rikard Holmdahl
Polymorphisms in the MHC class II (MHCII) genes are strongly associated with rheumatoid arthritis, supporting the importance of autoreactive T helper (Th) cells for the development of this disease. Here, we used pristane-induced arthritis (PIA), induced by the non-antigenic hydrocarbon pristane, to study the impact of different MHCII alleles on T-cell activation and differentiation. In MHCII-congenic rats with disease-promoting MHCII alleles, pristane primarily induced activation of Th1 cells, whereas activated T cells were Th17 biased in rats with protective MHCII alleles...
December 24, 2016: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011936/the-mhc-class-ii-immunopeptidome-of-lymph-nodes-in-health-and-in-chemically-induced-colitis
#7
Tim Fugmann, Adriana Sofron, Danilo Ritz, Franziska Bootz, Dario Neri
We recently described a mass spectrometry-based methodology that enables the confident identification of hundreds of peptides bound to murine MHC class II (MHCII) molecules. In this article, we describe its application to the characterization of MHCII-bound peptides isolated from lymph nodes (LNs) of C57BL/6 mice. More than 1000 peptides could be identified in individual analyses, allowing a direct comparison of the MHCII peptidome in different types of normal LNs or in animals with colitis. The peptide length distribution and consensus sequences in axillary, brachial, inguinal, and mesenteric LNs were virtually identical, and a substantial portion of identified peptides corresponded to proteins found in all LNs...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011263/prenatal-alcohol-exposure-potentiates-chronic-neuropathic-pain-spinal-glial-and-immune-cell-activation-and-alters-sciatic-nerve-and-drg-cytokine-levels
#8
Shahani Noor, Joshua J Sanchez, Arden G Vanderwall, Melody S Sun, Jessie R Maxwell, Suzy Davies, Lauren L Jantzie, Timothy R Petersen, Daniel D Savage, Erin D Milligan
A growing body of evidence indicates that prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) may predispose individuals to secondary medical disabilities later in life. Animal models of PAE reveal neuroimmune sequelae such as elevated brain astrocyte and microglial activation with corresponding region-specific changes in immune signaling molecules such as cytokines and chemokines. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of moderate PAE on the development and maintenance of allodynia induced by chronic constriction injury (CCI) of the sciatic nerve in adult male rat offspring...
December 20, 2016: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002729/the-heterogeneity-of-ly6c-hi-monocytes-controls-their-differentiation-into-inos-macrophages-or-monocyte-derived-dendritic-cells
#9
Shinelle Menezes, Daisy Melandri, Giorgio Anselmi, Thibaut Perchet, Jakob Loschko, Juan Dubrot, Rajen Patel, Emmanuel L Gautier, Stéphanie Hugues, M Paula Longhi, Jake Y Henry, Sergio A Quezada, Grégoire Lauvau, Ana-Maria Lennon-Duménil, Enrique Gutiérrez-Martínez, Alain Bessis, Elisa Gomez-Perdiguero, Christian E Jacome-Galarza, Hannah Garner, Frederic Geissmann, Rachel Golub, Michel C Nussenzweig, Pierre Guermonprez
Inflammation triggers the differentiation of Ly6C(hi) monocytes into microbicidal macrophages or monocyte-derived dendritic cells (moDCs). Yet, it is unclear whether environmental inflammatory cues control the polarization of monocytes toward each of these fates or whether specialized monocyte progenitor subsets exist before inflammation. Here, we have shown that naive monocytes are phenotypically heterogeneous and contain an NR4A1- and Flt3L-independent, CCR2-dependent, Flt3(+)CD11c(-)MHCII(+)PU.1(hi) subset...
December 20, 2016: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999748/impact-of-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cell-on-kupffer-cells-from-mouse-livers-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#10
Stéphanie Lacotte, Florence Slits, Lorenzo A Orci, Jeremy Meyer, Graziano Oldani, Vaihere Delaune, Carmen Gonelle-Gispert, Philippe Morel, Christian Toso
Kupffer cells represent the first line of defense against tumor cells in the liver. Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSC) have recently been observed in the liver parenchyma of tumor-bearing animals. The present study investigates the function of the MDSC subsets, and their impact on Kupffer cell phenotype and function. RIL-175 mouse hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells were injected into the median liver lobe of C57BL/6 mice. Three weeks later, the median lobe hosting the tumor nodule was removed, and Kupffer cells and MDSCs were sorted from the remaining liver...
2016: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995616/b-cell-subsets-are-modulated-during-allergic-airway-inflammation-but-are-not-required-for-the-development-of-respiratory-tolerance-in-a-murine-model
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Anika Habener, Ann-Kathrin Behrendt, Jelena Skuljec, Adan Chari Jirmo, Almut Meyer-Bahlburg, Gesine Hansen
Allergic asthma is a widespread chronic inflammatory disease of the airways. The role of different B-cell subsets in developing asthma and respiratory tolerance is not well-known. Especially regulatory B (Breg) cells are proposed to be important in asthma regulation. Using wildtype (WT) and B-cell-deficient (μMT) mice we investigated how B-cells are affected by induction of allergic airway inflammation and respiratory tolerance and whether they are necessary to develop these conditions. WT mice with an asthma-like phenotype, characterized by increased airway hyperreactivity, eosinophilic airway inflammation, mucus hypersecretion and elevated Th2 cytokines, exhibited increased MHCII and CD23 expression on follicular mature B-cells in lung, bronchial lymph nodes (bLN) and spleen, which contributed to allergen-specific T-cell proliferation in vitro...
December 20, 2016: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989934/nf-y-and-the-immune-response-dissecting-the-complex-regulation-of-mhc-genes
#12
REVIEW
Nikoleta Sachini, Joseph Papamatheakis
Nuclear Factor Y (NF-Y) was first described as one of the CCAAT binding factors. Although CCAAT motifs were found to be present in various genes, NF-Y attracted a lot of interest early on, due to its role in Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) gene regulation. MHC genes are crucial in immune response and show peculiar expression patterns. Among other conserved elements on MHC promoters, an NF-Y binding CCAAT box was found to contribute to MHC transcriptional regulation. NF-Y along with other DNA binding factors assembles in a stereospecific manner to form a multiprotein scaffold, the MHC enhanceosome, which is necessary but not sufficient to drive transcription...
October 28, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989897/phenotypic-changes-of-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-upon-corticosteroid-treatment-in-idiopathic-intermediate-uveitis
#13
Karoline Walscheid, Toni Weinhage, Dirk Foell, Carsten Heinz, Maren Kasper, Arnd Heiligenhaus
We analyzed phenotype and function of peripheral blood mononuclear cells in 9 patients with active idiopathic intermediate uveitis (IIU) before and after 6 and 12weeks of systemic corticosteroid (CS) treatment and compared to 28 healthy individuals. Monocytes from IIU patients showed increased MHCII expression compared with controls (p=0.09). Treatment reduced expression of MHCII, CD86, CD39 and CD124 (all p<0.05), whereas the percentage of CD121b-expressing monocytes was increased by week 6 (p=0.039). Patients showed alterations in T cell polarization (Th1/Th2 ratio: patients 5...
October 28, 2016: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977902/impact-of-molecular-weight-on-the-intrinsic-immunogenic-activity-of-poly-beta-amino-esters
#14
James I Andorko, Kevin G Pineault, Christopher M Jewell
Polymeric carriers are ubiquitously studied in vaccine and drug delivery to control the encapsulation, kinetics, and targeting of cargo. Recent research reveals many polymers can cause immunostimulatory and inflammatory responses, even in the absence of other immune signals. However, the extent to which this intrinsic immunogenicity evolves during degradation is understudied. Here we synthesized a small library of poly(beta amino esters) (PBAEs) that exhibit different starting molecular weights (MWs), but with similar and rapid degradation rates...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976744/low-affinity-cd4-t-cells-are-major-responders-in-the-primary-immune-response
#15
Ryan J Martinez, Rakieb Andargachew, Hunter A Martinez, Brian D Evavold
A robust primary immune response has been correlated with the precursor number of antigen-specific T cells, as identified using peptide MHCII tetramers. However, these tetramers identify only the highest-affinity T cells. Here we show the entire CD4+ T-cell repertoire, inclusive of low-affinity T cells missed by tetramers, using a T-cell receptor (TCR) signalling reporter and micropipette assay to quantify naive precursors and expanded populations. In vivo limiting dilution assays reveal hundreds more precursor T cells than previously thought, with higher-affinity tetramer-positive T cells, comprising only 5-30% of the total antigen-specific naive repertoire...
December 15, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27955979/cardiac-inflammation-in-genetic-dilated-cardiomyopathy-caused-by-mybpc3-mutation
#16
Thomas L Lynch, Mohamed Ameen Ismahil, Anil G Jegga, Michael J Zilliox, Christian Troidl, Sumanth D Prabhu, Sakthivel Sadayappan
Cardiomyopathies are a leading cause of heart failure and are often caused by mutations in sarcomeric genes, resulting in contractile dysfunction and cellular damage. This may stimulate the production of a robust proinflammatory response. To determine whether myocardial inflammation is associated with cardiac dysfunction in dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) caused by MYBPC3 mutation, we used the well-characterized cMyBP-C((t/t)) mouse model of DCM at 3months of age. Compared to wild type (WT) mice, DCM mice exhibited significantly decreased fractional shortening (36...
December 10, 2016: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940660/march1-e3-ubiquitin-ligase-dampens-the-innate-inflammatory-response-by-modulating-monocyte-functions-in-mice
#17
Tristan Galbas, Maxime Raymond, Antoine Sabourin, Marie-Claude Bourgeois-Daigneault, Fanny Guimont-Desrochers, Tae Jin Yun, Jean-François Cailhier, Satoshi Ishido, Sylvie Lesage, Cheolho Cheong, Jacques Thibodeau
Ubiquitination was recently identified as a central process in the pathogenesis and development of numerous inflammatory diseases, such as obesity, atherosclerosis, and asthma. Treatment with proteasomal inhibitors led to severe side effects because ubiquitination is heavily involved in a plethora of cellular functions. Thus, new players regulating ubiquitination processes must be identified to improve therapies for inflammatory diseases. In addition to their role in adaptive immunity, endosomal MHC class II (MHCII) molecules were shown to modulate innate immune responses by fine tuning the TLR4 signaling pathway...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936218/a-key-role-for-inhibins-in-dendritic-cell-maturation-and-function
#18
Roxana Olguín-Alor, Marisol de la Fuente-Granada, Laura C Bonifaz, Laura Antonio-Herrera, Eduardo A García-Zepeda, Gloria Soldevila
Inhibins are members of the TGFβ superfamily, which regulate many cellular processes including differentiation, proliferation, survival and apoptosis. Although initially described as hormones regulating the hypothalamus-pituitary-gonadal axis, based on their ability to antagonize Activins, our group has recently reported that they play a role in thymocyte differentiation and survival, as well as in thymic stromal cell maturation and nTreg generation. Here, we used Inhibin knock out mice (Inhα-/-) to investigate the role of Inhibins in peripheral dendritic cell maturation and function...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928884/building-proteomic-tool-boxes-to-monitor-mhc-class-i-and-class-ii-peptides
#19
REVIEW
Frances-Rose Schumacher, Lélia Delamarre, Suchit Jhunjhunwala, Zora Modrusan, Qui T Phung, Joshua E Elias, Jennie R Lill
Major histocompatibility complex Class I (MHCI) and Class II (MHCII) presented peptides powerfully modulate T cell immunity and play a vital role in generating effective anti-tumor and anti-viral immune responses in mammals. Characterizing these MHCI or MHCII presented peptides can help generate therapeutic treatments, afford information on T cell mediated biomarkers, provide insight into disease progression, and reduce adverse anti-drug side effects from engineered biotherapeutics. Here, we explore the tools and techniques commonly employed to discover both MHCI and MHCII presented peptides...
December 8, 2016: Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902915/characterization-of-chicken-splenic-derived-dendritic-cells-following-vaccine-and-very-virulent-strains-of-infectious-bursal-disease-virus-infection
#20
A R Yasmin, S K Yeap, M Hair-Bejo, A R Omar
Studies have shown that infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV) infects lymphoid cells, mainly B cells and macrophages. This study was aimed to examine the involvement of chicken splenic-derived dendritic cells (ch-sDCs) in specific-pathogen-free chickens following inoculation with IBDV vaccine strain (D78) and a very virulent (vv) strain (UPM0081). Following IBDV infection, enriched activated ch-sDCs were collected by using the negative selection method and were examined based on morphology and immunophenotyping to confirm the isolation method for dendritic cells (DCs)...
December 2016: Avian Diseases
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