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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522585/herpes-simplex-virus-glycoprotein-d-targets-a-specific-dendritic-cell-subset-and-improves-the-performance-of-vaccines-to-human-papillomavirus-associated-tumors
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Bruna F M M Porchia, Ana Carolina R Moreno, Rodrigo N Ramos, Mariana O Diniz, Laís Helena T M de Andrade, Daniela S Rosa, José Alexandre M Barbuto, Silvia B Boscardin, Luís Carlos S Ferreira
Cervical cancer is a major public health problem and one of the leading causes of cancer deaths in women. Virtually all cases of cervical cancer, as well as a growing share of anal and head/neck tumors, are associated with human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. Despite the effectiveness, the available prophylactic vaccines do not benefit women with cervical lesions or cancer. Therefore, the search of new immunotherapeutic approaches to treat HPV-induced tumors is still a priority. The present study characterizes a therapeutic antitumor vaccine based on the genetic fusion of the Herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV-1) glycoprotein D (gD) with the E7 oncoprotein from HPV-16 (gDE7)...
May 18, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522286/increased-proportions-of-functionally-impaired-regulatory-t-cell-subsets-in-systemic-sclerosis
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Emese Ugor, Diána Simon, Giovanni Almanzar, Ramóna Pap, József Najbauer, Péter Németh, Péter Balogh, Martina Prelog, László Czirják, Tímea Berki
Treg abnormalities have been implicated in the pathogenesis of systemic sclerosis (SSc). Treg subpopulations and their cytokines, IL-10 and TGF-β in the peripheral blood of early stage SSc patients were investigated. We hypothesized that epigenetically regulated methylation of the FOXP3 promoter and enhancer regions are altered in Tregs of SSc patients, which might be involved in the T cell imbalance. CD4+CD25+Foxp3+CD127- Treg cells were significantly elevated in patients with diffuse cutaneous SSc and in patients with anti-Scl-70/RNA-Pol-III autoantibody positivity and with lung fibrosis...
May 15, 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521292/tumor-infiltrating-immune-cells-and-prognosis-in-gastric-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Wen Jiang, Ke Liu, Qing Guo, Ji Cheng, Liming Shen, Yinghao Cao, Jing Wu, Jianguo Shi, Heng Cao, Bo Liu, Kaixiong Tao, Guobin Wang, Kailin Cai
Tumor-infiltrating immune cells are a pivotal component of the tumor microenvironment (TME), but their indicative role remains poorly defined. A meta-analysis was performed to reveal the prognostic efficiency of tumor-infiltrating immune cells in gastric cancer (GC). By searching PubMed and Embase, we identified a total of 35 eligible articles that involved 4888 patients. Random or fixed effect models were employed to extract pooled hazard ratios (HRs) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs). Our results indicated that high CD3+ lymphocyte infiltration in all the locations (AG), the tumor nest (TN), and the tumor stroma (TS) predicted better overall survival (OS) (HR=0...
May 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515279/regulatory-eosinophils-suppress-t-cells-partly-through-galectin-10
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Christine Lingblom, Jennie Andersson, Kerstin Andersson, Christine Wennerås
Eosinophils have the capacity to regulate the function of T cell subsets. Our aim was to test the hypothesis of the existence of a regulatory subset of eosinophils. Human eosinophils were incubated with T cells that were stimulated with allogeneic leukocytes or CD3/CD28 cross-linking. After 2 d of coculture, 11% of the eosinophils gained CD16 expression. A CD16(hi) subset of eosinophils, encompassing 1-5% of all eosinophils, was also identified in the blood of healthy subjects. FACS sorting showed that these CD16(hi) eosinophils were significantly stronger suppressors of T cell proliferation than were conventional CD16(neg) eosinophils...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513867/the-role-of-circulating-t-follicular-helper-cells-and-regulatory-cells-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients
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Zhenxing Guo, Hailong Liang, Yaru Xu, Li Liu, Xiuhong Ren, Songsong Zhang, Shenhai Wei, Peng Xu
T follicular helper (Tfh) cells and T follicular regulatory (Tfr) cells are identified as the new subset of immune cells. This study aims to investigate the role of circulating Tfh cells (cTfh) and Tfr (cTfr) cells in the pathogenesis of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). A total of 27 NSCLC patients and 19 age and sex matched healthy controls were enrolled. The percentage of cTfh and cTfr was detected by flow cytometric analysis. Compared to healthy controls, a significantly higher percentage of both cTfh and cTfr cells were observed in NSCLC patients (for cTfh, 18...
May 17, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513532/natural-killer-cells-response-to-il-2-stimulation-is-distinct-between-ascites-with-the-presence-or-absence-of-malignant-cells-in-ovarian-cancer-patients
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Rodrigo Fernandes da Silva, Adriana Yoshida, Daniela Maira Cardozo, Rodrigo Menezes Jales, Silke Paust, Sophie Derchain, Fernando Guimarães
Peritoneal ascites are a distinguishable feature of patients with advanced epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). The presence of different lymphocyte subsets has been reported in EOC-associated ascites, which also can or not contain malignant cells. The goal of this study was to analyze the functional characteristics of natural killer (NK) cells from EOC-associated ascites in terms of their expression of activating receptors and ascites' contents of lymphocyte subtypes, cytokine profile and presence of EOC cells...
May 17, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510306/a-polymorphism-in-mir-1262-regulatory-region-confers-the-risk-of-lung-cancer-in-chinese-population
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Kaipeng Xie, Mengxi Chen, Meng Zhu, Cheng Wang, Na Qin, Cheng Liang, Ci Song, Juncheng Dai, Guangfu Jin, Hongbing Shen, Dongxing Lin, Hongxia Ma, Zhibin Hu
It has been proposed that the majority of disease-associated loci identified by genome-wide association studies (GWAS) are enriched in non-coding regions, such as the promoter, enhancer or non-coding RNA genes. Thus, we performed a two-stage case-control study to systematically evaluate the association of genetic variants in miRNA regulatory regions (promoter and enhancer) with lung cancer risk in 7,763 subjects (discovery stage: 2,331 cases and 3,077 controls; validation stage: 1,065 cases and 1,290 controls)...
May 16, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507813/deep-exploration-of-the-immune-infiltrate-and-outcome-prediction-in-testicular-cancer-by-quantitative-multiplexed-immunohistochemistry-and-gene-expression-profiling
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Peter J Siska, Romany A N Johnpulle, Alice Zhou, Jennifer Bordeaux, Ju Young Kim, Bashar Dabbas, Naveen Dakappagari, Jeffrey C Rathmell, W Kimryn Rathmell, Alicia K Morgans, Justin M Balko, Douglas B Johnson
Platinum-based chemotherapy is usually curative for patients with testicular germ cell tumors (TGCT), but a subset of patients experience disease progression and poor clinical outcomes. Here, we tested whether immune profiling of TGCT could identify novel prognostic markers and therapeutic targets for this patient cohort. We obtained primary and metastatic TGCT samples from one center. We performed immune profiling using multiplexed fluorescence immunohistochemistry (FIHC) for T-cell subsets and immune checkpoints, and targeted gene expression profiling (Nanostring nCounter Immune panel)...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507062/interleukin-4-promotes-the-development-of-ex-foxp3-th2-cells-during-immunity-to-intestinal-helminths
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Victoria S Pelly, Stephanie M Coomes, Yashaswini Kannan, Manolis Gialitakis, Lewis J Entwistle, Jimena Perez-Lloret, Stephanie Czieso, Isobel S Okoye, Dominik Rückerl, Judith E Allen, Frank Brombacher, Mark S Wilson
Immunity to intestinal helminth infections requires the rapid activation of T helper 2 cells (Th2 cells). However, simultaneous expansion of CD4(+)Foxp3(+) regulatory T cells (T reg cells) impedes protective responses, resulting in chronic infections. The ratio between T reg and effector T cells can therefore determine the outcome of infection. The redifferentiation of T reg cells into Th cells has been identified in hyperinflammatory diseases. In this study, we asked whether ex-T reg Th2 cells develop and contribute to type-2 immunity...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506846/allergen-specific-immunotherapy-modulates-the-balance-of-circulating-tfh-and-tfr-cells
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Veronique Schulten, Victoria Tripple, Grégory Seumois, Yu Qian, Richard H Scheuermann, Zheng Fu, Michela Locci, Sandy Rosales, Pandurangan Vijayanand, Alessandro Sette, Rafeul Alam, Shane Crotty, Bjoern Peters
Follicular helper T cells (Tfh cells) are a CD4 T cell subset essential for germinal center formation and B cell responses, although their role in allergy and allergen-specific immunotherapy (AIT) is unclear. Here, we show that AIT-treated patients have a higher ratio of regulatory Tfh cells (Tfr) to follicular T cells (Tfh) and hypothesize an IL-2 dependent mechanism.
May 12, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506355/-effects-of-adipose-derived-stem-cells-and-non-methylated-cpg-oligodeoxynucleotides-on-peripheral-blood-cd4-cd25-regulatory-t-cells-in-young-mice-with-food-allergy
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Xu-Lin Chen, Cheng-Zhong Zheng
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of adipose-derived stem cells (ADSC) and non-methylated CpG-oligodeoxynucleotides (CpG-ODN) on the expression of peripheral blood CD4(+)CD25(+) regulatory T (Treg) cells in young mice with food allergy, as well as their immune intervention effects. METHODS: A total of 40 female BALB/c mice were randomly divided into control group, allergic group, ADSC treatment group, and CpG-ODN treatment group, with 10 mice in each group. A mouse model of food allergy was established by intraperitoneal injection and intragastric administration of ovalbumin (OVA) for sensitization and challenge...
May 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504580/intragastric-administration-of-lactobacillus-casei-bl23-induces-regulatory-foxp3-ror%C3%AE-t-t-cells-subset-in-mice
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N G Cortes-Perez, D Lozano-Ojalvo, M A Maiga, S Hazebrouck, K Adel-Patient
Many studies have highlighted the immunomodulatory properties of the probiotic strain Lactobacillus casei BL23. Recently, we demonstrated the ability of this strain to modulate the Th2-oriented immune response in a mouse model of cow's milk allergy based on the induction of a Th17-biased immune response. The probiotic function of L. casei has been also linked to gut-microbiota modifications which could been potentially involved in the immune regulation; however, its precise mechanism of action remains poorly understood...
May 15, 2017: Beneficial Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502133/t-regulatory-cells-response-to-allergen-specific-immunotherapy-in-patients-with-allergic-airway-diseases-a-prospective-study
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Raghdaa A Ramadan, Emad A Morad, Mohamed El-Shabrawy
Forkhead box P3 (FoxP3) T regulatory (Treg) cells modulate the immune system by blocking other types of T-cells. They maintain tolerance to self-antigens and help in inducing tolerance to foreign antigens. A deregulation of FoxP3 Tregs seems to play an important role in allergic disorders. The aim of this work was to study the response of FoxP3 Treg cells and their FoxP3 expression in patients, attending the Allergy Unit and the Chest Outpatient Clinic, Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University, with allergic airway diseases, before and 1 year after receiving subcutaneous allergen specific immunotherapy (SIT)...
June 2016: Egyptian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501765/enhanced-sublingual-immunotherapy-by-tat-fused-recombinant-allergen-in-a-murine-rhinitis-model
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Farhad Salari, Fatemeh Vahedi, Abdol-Reza Varasteh, Hanieh Ketabdar, Jamshidkhan Chamani, Mojtaba Sankian
Allergen-specific sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) is well known as an effective and non-invasive route to induce allergy desensitization. The goal of this study was to investigate whether a TAT-fused recombinant allergen could enhance SLIT efficacy. BALB/c mice sensitized to the main allergen (Che a 3) of Chenopodium album pollen were treated sublingually either with rChe a 3 (100μg/dose) or rTAT-Che a 3 (100μg/dose), two times per week for eight weeks. SLIT with rTAT-Che a 3 led to significantly greater allergen-specific IgG2a than rChe a 3; however, neither rTAT-Che a 3 nor rChe a 3 affected allergen-specific IgE or IgG1 antibody levels...
May 11, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500763/cross-talk-between-enzymes-matrix-metalloproteinsese-2-and-9-and-regulatory-t-cell-immunity-in-the-global-burden-of-atherosclerosis
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Andrica Lekic, Zdrinko Brekalo, Ante Kvesic, Miljenko Kovacevic, Zdenka Baricev-Novakovic, Ivana Sutic, Aleksandar Bulog, Ingrid Sutic, Valentino Pavisic, Ines Mrakovcic-Sutić
Changes in immune and inflammatory responses may play a crucial role in the development and progression of atherosclerosis, as an autoimmune, chronic and progressive inflammatory disease. Immunological activity and vascular inflammation during atherosclerosis can be modulated by autoimmune responses against self-antigens, according to changeable risk factors (cholesterol, oxidized low-density lipoprotein (ox-LDL) in the vascular wall, fatty acids, etc.) and accompanied by accumulation of leucocytes and proinflammatory cytokines, which stimulate the transcription of matrix-metalloproteinases (MMPs), whose concentration are increased in foam cell rich regions...
May 13, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498499/heterogeneous-extracellular-dopamine-regulation-in-the-subregions-of-the-olfactory-tubercle
#16
Jinwoo Park, Ken T Wakabayashi, Caitlin Szalkowski, Rohan V Bhimani
Recent studies show that dense dopamine (DA) innervation from the ventral tegmental area (VTA) to the olfactory tubercle (OT) may play an important role in processing multisensory information pertaining to arousal and reward, yet little is known about DA regulation in the OT. This is mainly due to the anatomical limitations of conventional methods of determining DA dynamics in small heterogeneous OT subregions located in the ventral most part of the brain. Additionally, there is increasing awareness that anteromedial and anterolateral subregions of the OT have distinct functional roles in natural and psychostimulant drug reinforcement as well as in regulating other types of behavioral responses, such as aversion...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497863/ctla-4-expressed-by-foxp3-treg-cells-prevents-inflammatory-tissue-attack-and-not-t-cell-priming-in-arthritis
#17
Katrin Klocke, Rikard Holmdahl, Kajsa Wing
Cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen 4 (CTLA-4)-mediated regulation of already tolerized autoreactive T cells is critical for understanding autoimmune responses. While defects in CTLA-4 contribute to abnormal FOXP3(+) regulatory T cell (Treg) function in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) its role in autoreactive T cells remains elusive. We studied immunity towards the dominant collagen type-II (CII) T cell epitope in collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) both in the heterologous setting and in the autologous setting where CII is mutated at position E266D in mouse cartilage...
May 12, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495792/cd70-reverse-signaling-enhances-nk-cell-function-and-immunosurveillance-in-cd27-expressing-b-cell-malignancies
#18
Mohamad F Al Sayed, Carla A Ruckstuhl, Tamara Hilmenyuk, Christina Claus, Jean-Pierre Bourquin, Beat C Bornhauser, Ramin Radpour, Carsten Riether, Adrian F Ochsenbein
The interaction of the tumor necrosis factor receptor (TNFR) CD27 with its ligand CD70 is an emerging target to treat cancer. CD27 signaling provides costimulatory signals to cytotoxic T cells but also increases the frequency of regulatory T cells (Tregs). Similar to other TNFR-ligands, CD70 has been shown to initiate intracellular signaling pathways (CD70 reverse signaling). CD27 is expressed on a majority of B cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), but its role in the immune control of lymphoma and leukemia is unknown...
May 11, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494941/efficient-recreation-of-t-11-22-ewsr1-fli1-in-human-stem-cells-using%C3%A2-crispr-cas9
#19
Raul Torres-Ruiz, Marta Martinez-Lage, Maria C Martin, Aida Garcia, Clara Bueno, Julio Castaño, Juan C Ramirez, Pablo Menendez, Juan C Cigudosa, Sandra Rodriguez-Perales
Efficient methodologies for recreating cancer-associated chromosome translocations are in high demand as tools for investigating how such events initiate cancer. The CRISPR/Cas9 system has been used to reconstruct the genetics of these complex rearrangements at native loci while maintaining the architecture and regulatory elements. However, the CRISPR system remains inefficient in human stem cells. Here, we compared three strategies aimed at enhancing the efficiency of the CRISPR-mediated t(11;22) translocation in human stem cells, including mesenchymal and induced pluripotent stem cells: (1) using end-joining DNA processing factors involved in repair mechanisms, or (2) ssODNs to guide the ligation of the double-strand break ends generated by CRISPR/Cas9; and (3) all-in-one plasmid or ribonucleoprotein complex-based approaches...
May 9, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494545/-regulatory-effect-of-faciogenital-dysplasia-6-gene-on-hepatic-stem-cell-differentiation
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Q Xue, J F Yang, B Li, T C He, B Q Zhang
Objective: To investigate the regulatory effect of faciogenital dysplasia 6 (FGD6) gene on hepatic stem cell differentiation. Methods: FGD6 gene was selected for the co-intervention of target sequence, the AdEasy system was used for the construction of adenovirus vector and the packaging and multiplication of the recombinant adenovirus vector pSES-FGD6-siRNA, and the HP14.5 cells were infected. Immunofluorescence assay was used to measure the expression of FGD6 protein in HP14.5 cells, quantitative real-time PCR was used to measure the mRNA expression of FGD6, alpha-fetoprotein (AFP), and albumin (Alb), and Western blot was used to measure the protein expression of FGD6, AFP, and Alb...
April 20, 2017: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
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