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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076799/adenylyl-cyclase-type-9-gene-polymorphisms-are-associated-with-asthma-and-allergy-in-brazilian-children
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Helena M P Teixeira, Neuza M Alcantara-Neves, Maurício Barreto, Camila A Figueiredo, Ryan S Costa
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the respiratory tract. This heterogeneous disease is caused by the interaction of interindividual genetic variability and environmental factors. The gene adenylyl cyclase type 9 (ADCY9) encodes a protein called adenylyl cyclase (AC), responsible for producing the second messenger cyclic AMP (cAMP). cAMP is produced by T regulatory cells and is involved in the down-regulation of T effector cells. Failures in cAMP production may be related to an imbalance in the regulatory immune response, leading to immune-mediated diseases, such as allergic disorders...
January 8, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073775/dasatinib-changes-immune-cell-profiles-concomitant-with-reduced-tumor-growth-in-several-murine-solid-tumor-models
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Can Hekim, Mette Ilander, Jun Yan, Erin Michaud, Richard Smykla, Markus Vähä-Koskela, Paula Savola, Siri Tähtinen, Leena Saikko, Akseli Hemminki, Panu E Kovanen, Kimmo Porkka, Francis Yf Lee, Satu Mustjoki
Dasatinib, a broad range tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI), induces rapid mobilization of lymphocytes and clonal expansion of cytotoxic cells in leukemia patients. Here, we investigated whether dasatinib could induce beneficial immunomodulatory effects in solid tumor models. The effects on tumor growth and on the immune system were studied in four different syngeneic mouse models (B16.OVA melanoma, 1956 sarcoma, MC38 colon, and 4T1 breast carcinoma). Both peripheral blood (PB) and tumor samples were immunophenotyped during treatment...
January 10, 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065449/a-specific-immune-tolerance-toward-offspring-cells-is-to-exist-after-the-mother-lymphocyte-infusion
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Haizhou Xing, Shiqin Liu, Xue Chen, Fang Fang, Xueqiang Wu, Ping Zhu
PURPOSE: To examine immune tolerance between maternal lymphocytes and offspring tissue after a donor lymphocyte infusion. METHODS: Mouse models were established by mating female BALB/c mice with male C57BL mice. Splenic lymphocytes from donors of different genetic backgrounds were labeled with carboxyfluorescein succinimidyl ester (CFSE), and 1×10(7) of the labeled cells were intravenously injected into a recipient. At 6h, 24h, 72h and 120h after the infusion, mononuclear cells in recipient spleen, liver, thymus, lymph nodes, and peripheral blood were collected...
December 26, 2016: Immunobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065340/enhancing-allergen-presentation-platforms-for-sublingual-immunotherapy
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REVIEW
P Moingeon, V Lombardi, V Baron-Bodo, L Mascarell
Sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) relies on high doses of allergens to treat patients with type I allergies. Although SLIT is commonly performed without any adjuvant or delivery system, allergen(s) could be further formulated with allergen-presentation platforms to better target oral dendritic cells eliciting regulatory immune responses. Improving the availability of allergens to the immune system should enhance SLIT efficacy, while allowing to decrease allergen dosing. Herein, we present an overview of adjuvants and vector systems that have been, or could be, considered as candidate allergen-presentation platforms for the sublingual route...
January 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063079/the-thyroid-the-eyes-and-the-gut-a-possible-connection
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REVIEW
D Covelli, M Ludgate
INTRODUCTION: Graves' disease (GD) is an autoimmune disorder responsible for 60-90% of thyrotoxicosis, with an incidence of 1 to 2 cases per 1000 population per year in England. Graves' orbitopathy (GO) is the most frequent extrathyroidal manifestation, not provoked directly by abnormal thyroid hormone levels, but by the consequence of the underlying autoimmune process. The aetiology of autoimmune disorders is due to an interplay between susceptibility genes and environmental factors, such as infections and stress...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054735/initial-study-of-%C3%AE-1-3-galactosyltransferase-gene-knockout-cd46-pig-full-thickness-corneal-xenografts-in-rhesus-monkeys
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Xiaojuan Dong, Hidetaka Hara, Ying Wang, Li Wang, Yingnan Zhang, David K C Cooper, Yifan Dai, Zhiqiang Pan
BACKGROUND: To investigate graft survival after full-thickness corneal xenotransplantation from α1,3-galactosyltransferase gene-knockout (GTKO) pigs expressing a human complement regulatory protein (GTKO/CD46 pigs) in rhesus monkeys. METHODS: Rhesus monkeys (n=10) were transplanted with full-thickness corneas from wild-type (WT; n=4) and GTKO/CD46 (n=4) pigs or from monkeys (n=2). All recipient monkeys received post-transplant subconjunctival injections of betamethasone...
January 5, 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052311/readapting-the-adaptive-immune-response-therapeutic-strategies-for-atherosclerosis
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REVIEW
Andrew P Sage, Ziad Mallat
Cardiovascular diseases remain a major global health issue, with the development of atherosclerosis a major underlying cause. Our treatment of cardiovascular disease has improved greatly over the past 3 decades, but significant need still remains to reduce disease burden. Current priorities include reducing atherosclerosis advancement to clinically significant stages, and preventing plaque rupture or erosion. Inflammation and involvement of the adaptive immune system influences all these aspects and therefore is one focus for future therapeutic development...
January 4, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051930/ifn-%C3%AE-attenuates-spontaneous-lymphocyte-proliferation-by-fuelling-regulatory-t-cells-in-hiv-1-infected-patients
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Velislava I Terzieva, Dora N Popova, Ivaylo I Elenkov
HIV infection is characterized by a high degree of immune activation. It has an impact on CD4 cell count and populations' distribution and function. T regulatory cells (Tregs) were found to play a controversial role in the course of infection because of their beneficial effect on the degree of immune activation and unfavorable influence on the antigen-specific responses. The goal of the present work was to study the relationship among interferon-γ (IFN-γ), spontaneous lymphocyte proliferation, and regulatory T cells in HIV patients receiving therapy...
January 4, 2017: Viral Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043628/expression-of-inflammatory-cytokine-and-inducible-nitric-oxide-synthase-genes-in-the-small-intestine-and-mesenteric-lymph-node-tissues-of-pauci-and-multibacillary-sheep-naturally-infected-with-mycobacterium-avium-ssp-paratuberculosis
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Ganesh G Sonawane, Bhupendra Nath Tripathi
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Paratuberculosis (Johne's disease) is a chronic infectious granulomatous enteritis, primarily affecting ruminants, and caused by Mycobacterium avium ssp. paratuberculosis (MAP). The disease is widely prevalent throughout the world with significant economic losses. MAP has also been implicated with human Crohn's disease. There exists a strong correlation between the immune response and development of various types of pathologies in ruminants. The polarization of the immune response, which is critical to clinical outcome of the paratuberculosis infection, is controlled by the differential expression of certain cytokines and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) in Johne's disease...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043488/development-of-the-food-supplement-nyaditum-resae-as-a-new-tool-to-reduce-the-risk-of-tuberculosis-development
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Nestani Tukvadze, Paula Cardona, Sergo Vashakidze, Natalia Shubladze, Zaza Avaliani, Cris Vilaplana, Pere-Joan Cardona
Nyaditum resae (NR) is a galenic preparation of heat-killed Mycobacterium manresensis (hkMn). This is a new species that belongs to the Mycobacterium fortuitum complex, and it is present in drinking water-thus, regulatorily speaking, it is considered a food supplement. Preclinical studies in the murine model of active tuberculosis (TB) in the C3HeB/FeJ strain have demonstrated that daily administration of NR containing 10(3)-10(6)hkMn for 14days was able to stop the progression toward active TB [1]. The mechanism of action was linked to the induction of low dose tolerance and was related to the increase of Tuberculin Purified Protein Derivative (PPD) memory-specific Tregs (CD4(+)CD25(+)CD39(+) cells) after ex vivo incubation of splenocytes for 7days...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042528/desensitization-for-peanut-allergies-in-children
#11
Rekha D Jhamnani, Pamela Frischmeyer-Guerrerio
Immunotherapy for peanut allergy has been an exploding topic of study within the last few years. Sublingual, epicutaneous, and oral immunotherapy are being investigated and show promise in the treatment of peanut allergy. Oral immunotherapy has shown the most clinical benefit; however, sublingual and epicutaneous immunotherapy appear to have the most favorable safety profiles. Most studies to date suggest that only a minority of subjects achieve sustained unresponsiveness to peanut after discontinuation of immunotherapy...
September 2016: Current Treatment Options in Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040549/increased-peripheral-cd4-regulatory-t-cells-persist-after-successful-direct-acting-antiviral-treatment-of-chronic-hepatitis-c
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Bettina Langhans, Hans Dieter Nischalke, Benjamin Krämer, Annekristin Hausen, Leona Dold, Peer van Heteren, Robert Hüneburg, Jacob Nattermann, Christian P Strassburg, Ulrich Spengler
INTRODUCTION: CD4(+) regulatory T cells (Tregs) expand during chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, inhibit antiviral immunity and promote fibrosis. Directly acting antivirals (DAA) have revolutionized HCV therapy. However, it is unclear if Tregs are normalized after DAA-induced HCV elimination. METHODS: We analyzed Tregs before (=baseline), at end of therapy (EOT), 12 and 24 weeks (SVR12, SVR24) and long-term (51±14 weeks) after EOT in 26 genotype-1-infected patients successfully treated with sofosbuvir (SOF) plus IFN/ribavirin (n=12) and IFN-free DAA regimens (SOF plus daclatasvir or simeprevir; n=14)...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040482/schistosoma-antigens-downregulate-cxcl9-production-by-pbmc-of-htlv-1-infected-individuals
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Luciane Mota Lima, Luciana Santos Cardoso, Silvane Braga Santos, Ricardo Riccio Oliveira, Sérgio Costa Oliveira, Alfredo Miranda Góes, Alex Loukas, Maria Ilma Araujo
: HTLV-1 is the causal agent of Adult T cell Leukemia/lymphoma (ATLL) and HTLV-1-associated Myelopathy/Tropical Spastic Paraparesis (HAM/TSP). The immune response to HTLV-1-infection is polarized to the Th1-type, and the presence of CXCL9/CXCL10 chemokines may lead to an increase in the recruitment of pro-inflammatory molecules in spinal cord tissue, contributing to the damage observed in the development of HAM/TSP. It has been observed that in chronic helminth-infections, such as schistosomiasis, there is a deviation toward the Th2/regulatory immune response...
December 28, 2016: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033649/thrombospondin-derived-peptide-attenuates-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-associated-ocular-surface-inflammation-in-mice
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Laura Contreras-Ruiz, Fayaz A Mir, Bruce Turpie, Sharmila Masli
Sjögren's syndrome is a second most common rheumatic disease in which autoimmune response targets exocrine glands (salivary and lacrimal glands) resulting in clinical symptoms of dry mouth and dry eye. Inflammation of the lacrimal gland induces tear abnormalities that contribute to the inflammation of the ocular surface, which includes ocular mucosa. Thrombospondin-1 (TSP-1) plays a critical regulatory role in the ocular mucosa and as such TSP-1-/- mice spontaneously develop chronic ocular surface inflammation associated with Sjögren's syndrome (SS)...
December 29, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027623/expression-of-a-chimeric-antigen-receptor-specific-for-donor-hla-class-i-enhances-the-potency-of-human-regulatory-t-cells-in-preventing-human-skin-transplant-rejection
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Dominic A Boardman, Christina Philippeos, Gilbert O Fruhwirth, Mohammad A A Ibrahim, Rosalind F Hannen, Dianne Cooper, Federica M Marelli-Berg, Fiona M Watt, Robert I Lechler, John Maher, Lesley A Smyth, Giovanna Lombardi
Regulatory T cell (Treg) therapy using recipient-derived Tregs expanded ex vivo is currently being investigated clinically by us and others as a means of reducing allograft rejection following organ transplantation. Data from animal models has demonstrated that adoptive transfer of allospecific Tregs offers greater protection from graft rejection compared to polyclonal Tregs. Chimeric antigen receptors (CAR) are clinically-translatable synthetic fusion proteins which can redirect the specificity of T cells towards designated antigens...
December 27, 2016: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024503/-role-and-significance-of-t-help-cells-17-in-pathogenesis-of-idiopathic-thrombocytopenic-purpura
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Xiao Wang, Yu-Hong Zhou, Xiao-Hong Chen, Li-Ming Yin, Yan-Na Zhao, Li-Ke Wo
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the role and significance of T help cells 17(Th17) in pathogenesis of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). METHODS: Peripheral blood samples from ITP patients and normal controls were examined for Th17 cell proportion by flow cytometry (FCM). Expression of IL-17, IL-23, IL-6 and TGF-β1 in hematoplasma was detected by ELISA. The mRNA expression level of IL-17 and RORγt in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMNC) from patients with ITP and normal controls were measured by RT-PCR technique, and expression levels of pSTAT3 and RORγt proteins were analyzed by Western-blot...
December 2016: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017425/vaccination-of-rhesus-macaques-with-the-live-attenuated-hsv-1-vaccine-vc2-stimulates-the-proliferation-of-mucosal-t-cells-and-germinal-center-responses-resulting-in-sustained-production-of-highly-neutralizing-antibodies
#17
Brent A Stanfield, Bapi Pahar, Vladimir N Chouljenko, Ronald Veazey, Konstantin G Kousoulas
We have shown that the live-attenuated HSV-1 VC2 vaccine strain with mutations in glycoprotein K (gK) and the membrane protein UL20 is unable to establish latency in vaccinated animals and produces a robust immune response capable of completely protecting mice against lethal vaginal HSV-1 or HSV-2 infections. To better understand the immune response generated by vaccination with VC2, we tested its ability to elicit immune responses in rhesus macaques. Vaccinated animals showed no signs of disease and developed increasing HSV-1 and HSV-2 reactive IgG1 after two booster vaccinations, while IgG subtypes IgG2 and IgG3 remained at low to undetectable levels...
December 22, 2016: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017373/mutations-in-ebf3-disturb-transcriptional-profiles-and-cause-intellectual-disability-ataxia-and-facial-dysmorphism
#18
Frederike Leonie Harms, Katta M Girisha, Andrew A Hardigan, Fanny Kortüm, Anju Shukla, Malik Alawi, Ashwin Dalal, Lauren Brady, Mark Tarnopolsky, Lynne M Bird, Sophia Ceulemans, Martina Bebin, Kevin M Bowling, Susan M Hiatt, Edward J Lose, Michelle Primiano, Wendy K Chung, Jane Juusola, Zeynep C Akdemir, Matthew Bainbridge, Wu-Lin Charng, Margaret Drummond-Borg, Mohammad K Eldomery, Ayman W El-Hattab, Mohammed A M Saleh, Stéphane Bézieau, Benjamin Cogné, Bertrand Isidor, Sébastien Küry, James R Lupski, Richard M Myers, Gregory M Cooper, Kerstin Kutsche
From a GeneMatcher-enabled international collaboration, we identified ten individuals affected by intellectual disability, speech delay, ataxia, and facial dysmorphism and carrying a deleterious EBF3 variant detected by whole-exome sequencing. One 9-bp duplication and one splice-site, five missense, and two nonsense variants in EBF3 were found; the mutations occurred de novo in eight individuals, and the missense variant c.625C>T (p.Arg209Trp) was inherited by two affected siblings from their healthy mother, who is mosaic...
January 5, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012941/age-related-arterial-immune-cell-infiltration-in-mice-is-attenuated-by-caloric-restriction-or-voluntary-exercise
#19
Daniel W Trott, Grant D Henson, Mi H T Ho, Sheilah A Allison, Lisa A Lesniewski, Anthony J Donato
Age-related arterial inflammation is associated with dysfunction of the arteries and increased risk for cardiovascular disease. To determine if aging increases arterial immune cell infiltration as well as the populations of immune cells principally involved, we tested the hypothesis that large elastic and resistance arteries in old mice would exhibit increased immune cell infiltration compared to young controls. Additionally, we hypothesized that vasoprotective lifestyle interventions such as lifelong caloric restriction or 8weeks of voluntary wheel running would attenuate age-related arterial immune cell infiltration...
December 22, 2016: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012226/treg-therapy-in-transplantation-a-general-overview
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REVIEW
Marco Romano, Sim Lai Tung, Lesley Ann Smyth, Giovanna Lombardi
Solid organ transplantation remains the treatment of choice for end-stage organ failure. Whilst the short term outcomes post-transplant have improved in the last decades, chronic rejection and immunosuppressant side effects remain an ongoing concern. Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation is a well-established procedure for the treatment of patients with haematological disorders. However, donor T-cells are continually primed and activated to react against the host causing graft-versus-host-disease (GvHD) that leads to tissue damages and death...
December 24, 2016: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
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