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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331079/characterization-and-vaccine-potential-of-membrane-vesicles-produced-by-francisella-noatunensis-sup-orientalis-in-an-adult-zebrafish-model
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Leidy Lagos, Julia I Tandberg, Urska Repnik, Preben Boysen, Erik Ropstad, Deepa Varkey, Ian T Paulsen, Hanne C Winther-Larsen
Vaccine development against extracellular bacteria has been important for the sustainability of the aquaculture industry. In contrast, infections with intracellular pathogens remain largely an unresolved problem. Francisella noatunensis subspecies orientalis (Fno) are Gram-negative, facultative intracellular bacteria that cause the disease francisellosis in fish. Francisellosis is commonly characterized as a chronic granulomatous disease with high morbidity and can result in high mortality depending on the host...
March 22, 2017: Clinical and Vaccine Immunology: CVI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318017/thymic-crosstalk-restrains-the-pool-of-cortical-thymic-epithelial-cells-with-progenitor-properties
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Catarina Meireles, Ana R Ribeiro, Rute D Pinto, Catarina Leitão, Pedro M Rodrigues, Nuno L Alves
Cortical (cTEC) and medullary (mTEC) thymic epithelial cells establish key microenvironments for T-cell differentiation and arise from thymic epithelial cell progenitors (TEP). However, the nature of TEPs and the mechanism controlling their stemness in the postnatal thymus remain poorly defined. Using TEC clonogenic assays as a surrogate to survey TEP activity, we found that a fraction of cTECs generates specialized clonal-derived colonies, which contain cells with sustained colony-forming capacity (ClonoTECs)...
March 20, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296555/the-screening-of-a-microrna-expression-during-development-of-human-macrophages-and-mouse-dendritic-cells
#3
Eui Young So, Trisha Winchester, Toru Ouchi
There is increasing evidence showing specific roles of microRNA in cell differentiation and cancer progression. Here we examine miRNA profiles during maturation of monocytes and bone marrow-derived dendritic cells (BMDCs) in human and mouse, respectively. We have identified significant changes of various miRNA expression during monocyte and BMDC monocyte development via miRNA microarrays, confirmed by quantitative PCR. Increases in miR155 expression positively correlated with increasing maturity of monocyte and BMDC in both mouse and human microarrays, indicating its importance in development...
March 15, 2017: Cancer Biology & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294314/generation-of-precursor-immature-and-mature-murine-b1-cell-lines-from-c-myc-bcl-xl-overexpressing-pre-bi-cells
#4
Inge Wolf, Corinne Bouquet, Friederike Naumann, Fritz Melchers
Deregulated expression of c-myc and bcl-xL is long known to generate transformed B cells in humans and mice. We overexpressed these genes to induce in vitro and in vivo differentiation of fetal liver-derived mouse pre-BI cells to B1-lineage pre-BII-like, immature and mature B-cell lines and to Ig-secreting cells. In vitro, doxycycline-controlled c-myc/bcl-xL-overexpressing CD19(+) CD93(+) c-kikt(+) IgM(-) pre-BI cells differentiate to and survive as CD19(+) CD93(+) c-kit(-) IgM(+) immature B1 cells. Timed CpG-stimulation of these oncogene-overexpressing pre-B or immature B1 cells generates either CD19(+) CD93(low) c-kit(-) IgM(-) SLC(-) pre-BII-like, or IgM(+) MHCII(+) CD73(+) CD80(+) CD40(+) mature B1-cell lines and IgM-secreting B1 cells in vitro and fixes their state of differentiation...
March 10, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282624/immunotoxicity-of-organophosphate-flame-retardants-tphp-and-tdcipp-on-murine-dendritic-cells-in%C3%A2-vitro
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Derya Canbaz, Adrian Logiantara, Ronald van Ree, Leonie S van Rijt
Organophosphate flame retardants (PFRs) are commonly used as alternatives for the banned polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and are ubiquitously detected in indoor dust. PFRs can be potentially hazardous to respiratory health via the inhalation of house dust. Dendritic cells (DCs) are crucial in the immunological defense against pathogens in the airways. In respiratory allergy however, an aberrant immune response is induced against innocuous proteins, like house dust mite allergens. In this study, we examined whether exposure to PFRs Triphenylphosphate (TPHP) and Tris(1,3-dichloroisopropyl) phosphate (TDCIPP) affected activation/maturation of DCs at steady state and during exposure to house dust mite allergens (HDM)...
February 28, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261209/gm-csf-inhibits-c-kit-and-scf-expression-by-bone-marrow-derived-dendritic-cells
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Amairelys Belen Barroeta Seijas, Sonia Simonetti, Sara Vitale, Daniele Runci, Angela Caterina Quinci, Alessandra Soriani, Mattia Criscuoli, Irene Filippi, Antonella Naldini, Federico Maria Sacchetti, Umberto Tarantino, Francesco Oliva, Eleonora Piccirilli, Angela Santoni, Francesca Di Rosa
Stem cell factor (SCF), the ligand of c-kit, is a key cytokine for hematopoiesis. Hematopoietic precursors express c-kit, whereas differentiated cells of hematopoietic lineage are negative for this receptor, with the exception of NK cells, mast cells, and a few others. While it has long been recognized that dendritic cells (DCs) can express c-kit, several questions remain concerning the SCF/c-kit axis in DCs. This is particularly relevant for DCs found in those organs wherein SCF is highly expressed, including the bone marrow (BM)...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257494/domestication-drive-the-changes-of-immune-and-digestive-system-of-eurasian-perch-perca-fluviatilis
#7
Xiaowen Chen, Jun Wang, Long Qian, Sarah Gaughan, Wei Xiang, Tao Ai, Zhenming Fan, Chenghui Wang
Domestication has altered a variety of traits within the Eurasian perch (Perca fluviatilis), including phenotypic, physiological and behavioral traits of Eurasian perch (Perca fluviatilis). Little is known, however, about the genetic changes between domesticated and wild Eurasian perch. In this study, we assembled a high-quality de novo reference transcriptome and identified differentially expressed genes between wild and domesticated Eurasian perch. A total of 113,709 transcripts were assembled, and 58,380 transcripts were annotated...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257233/three-unique-interstitial-macrophages-in-the-murine-lung-at-steady-state
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Sophie L Gibbings, Stacey M Thomas, Shaikh M Atif, Alexandra L McCubbrey, A Nicole Desch, Thomas Danhorn, Sonia M Leach, Donna L Bratton, Peter M Henson, William J Janssen, Claudia V Jakubzick
RATIONALE: The current paradigm in macrophage biology is that some tissues mainly contain macrophages from embryonic origin such as microglia in the brain, while other tissues contain postnatal-derived macrophages, such as the gut. However, in the lung and in other organs such as the skin, there are both embryonic and postnatal-derived macrophages. OBJECTIVES: In this study, we demonstrate in the steady-state lung that the mononuclear phagocyte system is comprised of three newly identified interstitial macrophages (IMs), alveolar macrophages (AMs), dendritic cells (DCs) and few extravascular monocytes...
March 3, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240301/pplase-of-dermatophagoides-farinae-promotes-ovalbumin-induced-airway-allergy-by-modulating-the-functions-of-dendritic-cells-in-a-mouse-model
#9
Hui Wang, Lihua Mo, Xiaojun Xiao, Shu An, Xiaoyu Liu, Jinge Ba, Weifang Wu, Pixin Ran, Pingchang Yang, Zhigang Liu
Our previous studies revealed that many proteins in addition to the known allergens of D. farinae have not been fully characterized. We observed that Pplase did not respond to serum collected from patients sensitized to D. farinae. In a mouse model, Pplase significantly enhanced airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) and Th2 responses induced by ovalbumin (OVA) compared with mice treated with OVA alone. Moreover, exposure to Pplase significantly increased the expression of IRF4, CD80, CD83, MHCII and TNF-α in DC2...
February 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237724/the-common-autoimmunity-predisposing-620arg%C3%A2-%C3%A2-trp-variant-of-ptpn22-modulates-macrophage-function-and-morphology
#10
Meihang Li, Hugues Beauchemin, Natalija Popovic, Alan Peterson, Eva d'Hennezel, Ciriaco A Piccirillo, Chao Sun, Constantin Polychronakos
The C1858T single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) in PTPN22 (protein tyrosine phosphatase nonreceptor 22) leads to the 620 Arg to Trp polymorphism in its encoded human protein LYP. This allelic variant is associated with multiple autoimmune diseases, including type 1 diabetes (T1D), Crohn's disease, rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus. However, the underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. To study how this polymorphism influences the immune system, we generated a mouse strain with a knock-in of the Trp allele, imitating the human disease-associated variant...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237313/peripheral-administration-of-the-soluble-tnf-inhibitor-xpro1595-modifies-brain-immune-cell-profiles-decreases-beta-amyloid-plaque-load-and-rescues-impaired-long-term-potentiation-in-5xfad-mice
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Kathryn P MacPherson, Pradoldej Sompol, George T Kannarkat, Jianjun Chang, Lindsey Sniffen, Mary E Wildner, Christopher M Norris, Malú G Tansey
Clinical and animal model studies have implicated inflammation and peripheral immune cell responses in the pathophysiology of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Peripheral immune cells including T cells circulate in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of healthy adults and are found in the brains of AD patients and AD rodent models. Blocking entry of peripheral macrophages into the CNS was reported to increase amyloid burden in an AD mouse model. To assess inflammation in the 5xFAD (Tg) mouse model, we first quantified central and immune cell profiles in the deep cervical lymph nodes and spleen...
February 24, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230708/cell-derived-nanoparticles-are-endogenous-modulators-of-sepsis-with-therapeutic-potential
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Natalia Kunz, Brent T Xia, Kai-Uwe Kalies, Matthias Klinger, Timo Gemoll, Jens K Habermann, Brynne E Whitacre, Aaron P Seitz, Kathrin Kalies, Charles C Caldwell
Cell-derived nanoparticles (CDNPs) containing cytosolic proteins and RNAs/DNAs can be isolated from stressed eukaryotic cells. Previously, CDNPs isolated from cultured cells exerted immunomodulatory activities in different infections. Here, we sought to elucidate the role of CDNPs using a murine model of cecal ligation and puncture (CLP). We hypothesized that CDNPs influence the immune response at the site of infection, where severe cellular stress occurs. We observed early CDNP accumulation in the peritoneum after 4 h and continued CDNP presence 24 h after CLP...
February 22, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224210/tumor-specific-regulatory-t-cells-in-the-bone-marrow-of-breast-cancer-patients-selectively-upregulate-the-emigration-receptor-s1p1
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Anchana Rathinasamy, Christoph Domschke, Yingzi Ge, Hans-Henning Böhm, Steffen Dettling, David Jansen, Felix Lasitschka, Ludmila Umansky, Markus H Gräler, Jennifer Hartmann, Christel Herold-Mende, Florian Schuetz, Philipp Beckhove
Regulatory T cells (Treg) hamper anti-tumor T-cell responses resulting in reduced survival and failure of cancer immunotherapy. Among lymphoid organs, the bone marrow (BM) is a major site of Treg residence and recirculation. However, the process governing the emigration of Treg from BM into the circulation remains elusive. We here show that breast cancer patients harbour reduced Treg frequencies in the BM as compared to healthy individuals or the blood. This was particularly the case for tumor antigen-specific Treg which were quantified by MHCII tumor peptide loaded tetramers...
February 21, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214951/inhibition-of-jak-stat-pathway-restrains-tslp-activated-dendritic-cells-mediated-inflammatory-t-helper-type-2-cell-response-in-allergic-rhinitis
#14
Zhaohui Shi, Weihong Jiang, Min Wang, Xiaocheng Wang, Xiaoyuan Li, Xiaodong Chen, Li Qiao
Thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) has recently been implicated as a key molecule for initiating allergic rhinitis (AR) at the cell-dendritic cell (DC) interface. Previous studies demonstrated that TSLP activated DCs to express more OX40 ligand (OX40L), which is associated with the initiation of T helper type 2 (Th2) cell responses. STAT phosphorylation has been reported to be promoted by TSLP. Thus, we investigated if the JAK/STAT pathway inhibitor CYT387 could affect TSLP-DC-mediated Th2 cell response in naive T cell and AR mice model...
February 18, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176201/lactobacillus-delbrueckii-subsp-lactis-strain-cidca-133-stimulates-murine-macrophages-infected-with-citrobacter-rodentium
#15
Ayelén A Hugo, Ivanna S Rolny, David Romanin, Pablo F Pérez
Citrobacter rodentium is a specific murine enteropathogen which causes diarrheal disease characterized by colonic hyperplasia and intestinal inflammation. Recruitment of neutrophils and macrophages constitute a key step to control the infection. Since modulation of the activity of professional phagocytic cells could contribute to improve host´s defences against C. rodentium, we investigated the effect of Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. lactis (strain CIDCA 133) on the interaction between murine macrophages (RAW 264...
March 2017: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143493/the-yin-yan-of-ccl2-a-minor-role-in-neutrophil-anti-tumor-activity-in-vitro-but-a-major-role-on-the-outgrowth-of-metastatic-breast-cancer-lesions-in-the-lung-in-vivo
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Nicole Lavender, Jinming Yang, Sheau-Chiann Chen, Jiqing Sai, C Andrew Johnson, Philip Owens, Gregory D Ayers, Ann Richmond
BACKGROUND: The role of the chemokine CCL2 in breast cancer is controversial. While CCL2 recruits and activates pro-tumor macrophages, it is also reported to enhance neutrophil-mediated anti-tumor activity. Moreover, loss of CCL2 in early development enhances breast cancer progression. METHODS: To clarify these conflicting findings, we examined the ability of CCL2 to alter naïve and tumor entrained neutrophil production of ROS, release of granzyme-B, and killing of tumor cells in multiple mouse models of breast cancer...
January 31, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138774/effect-of-porcine-circovirus-type-2-pcv2-on-the-function-of-splenic-cd11c-dendritic-cells-in-mice
#17
Xiaobo Wang, Ligong Chen, Wanzhe Yuan, Yanqin Li, Limin Li, Tanqing Li, Huanrong Li, Qinye Song
Porcine circovirus-associated disease (PCVAD) caused by porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) is an important disease in the global pig industry. Dendritic cells (DCs) are the primary immune cells capable of initiating adaptive immune responses as well as major target cells of PCV2. To determine whether PCV2 affects the immune functions of DCs, we evaluated the expression of endocytosis and co-stimulatory molecules on DCs (CD11c(+)) from PCV2-infected mouse spleen by flow cytometry (FCM). We also analyzed the main cytokines secreted by DCs (CD11c(+)) and activation of CD4(+) and CD8(+) T cells by DCs (CD11c(+)) through measurement of cytokine secretion, using ELISA...
January 30, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129380/the-identification-and-distribution-of-cattle-xcr1-and-xcl1-among-peripheral-blood-cells-new-insights-into-the-design-of-dendritic-cells-targeted-veterinary-vaccine
#18
Kun Li, Guoyan Wei, Yimei Cao, Dong Li, Pinghua Li, Jing Zhang, Huifang Bao, Yingli Chen, Yuanfang Fu, Pu Sun, Xingwen Bai, Xueqing Ma, Zengjun Lu, Zaixin Liu
The chemokine (C motif) receptor 1 (XCR1) and its ligandXCL1 have been intensively studied in the mouse and human immune systems. Here, we determined the molecular characteristics of cattle XCR1 and XCL1 and their distribution among peripheral blood cells. Cattle XCR1 mRNA expression was mainly restricted to CD26+CADM1+CD205+MHCII+CD11b- cells in blood that were otherwise lineage marker negative (lin-); these represented a subset of classic dendritic cells (DCs), not plasmacytoid DCs. Some of these DCs expressed CD11a, CD44, CD80 and CD86, but they did not express CD4, CD8, CD163 or CD172a...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124467/species-specific-immunity-to-helicobacter-suis
#19
Iris Bosschem, Bram Flahou, Kim Van Deun, Stefaan De Koker, Jiri Volf, Annemieke Smet, Richard Ducatelle, Bert Devriendt, Freddy Haesebrouck
BACKGROUND: Helicobacter (H.) suis is mainly associated with pigs, but is also the most prevalent gastric non-H. pylori Helicobacter species found in humans. Both H. pylori and H. suis may cause persistent infection of the stomach. Several immune evasion mechanisms have been proposed for H. pylori, which focus to a great extent on its major virulence factors, which are absent in H. suis. The aim of this study was to gain more knowledge on immune evasion by H. suis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cytokine expression kinetics were monitored in the stomach of BALB/c mice experimentally infected with H...
January 26, 2017: Helicobacter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120518/detection-of-local-inflammation-induced-by-repeated-exposure-to-contact-allergens-by-use-of-ivis-spectrumct-analyses
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Morten M Nielsen, Jonas D Schmidt, Jan P Christensen, Carsten Geisler, Jeanne D Johansen, Charlotte M Bonefeld
BACKGROUND: Contact allergy is characterized by local skin inflammation that, in some cases, can result in systemic immune activation. OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether IVIS SpectrumCT analyses can be used to detect the immune response induced by contact allergens. METHODS: Mice were repeatedly exposed to vehicle or allergens on the ears. The local and systemic responses were analysed at different times with the ProSense 750 FAST probe in IVIS SpectrumCT measurements...
January 25, 2017: Contact Dermatitis
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