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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423181/mesenteric-lymph-node-cd11b-cd103-pd-l1-high-dendritic-cells-highly-induce-regulatory-t-cells
#1
Aya Shiokawa, Ryutaro Kotaki, Tomohiro Takano, Haruyo Nakajima-Adachi, Satoshi Hachimura
Dendritic cells (DCs) in mesenteric lymph nodes (MLNs) induce Foxp3(+) regulatory T cells to regulate immune responses to beneficial or non-harmful agents in the intestine, such as commensal bacteria and foods. Several studies in MLN DCs have revealed that CD103(+) DC subset highly induces regulatory T cells, and another study has reported that MLN DCs from PD-L1-deficient mice could not induce regulatory T cells. Thus, the present study investigated expression of these molecules on MLN CD11c(+) cells. Four distinct subsets expressing CD103 and/or PD-L1 were identified, namely CD11b(+) CD103(+) PD-L1(High) , CD11b(-) CD103(+) PD-L1(High) , CD11b(-) CD103(+) PD-L1(Low) , and CD11b(+) CD103(-) PD-L1(Int...
April 19, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421993/increased-expression-of-interferon-%C3%AE-in-minor-salivary-glands-of-patients-with-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-and-its-synergic-effect-with-interferon-%C3%AE-on-salivary-gland-epithelial-cells
#2
You-Jung Ha, Yong Seok Choi, Eun Ha Kang, Jin-Haeng Chung, Seunghee Cha, Yeong Wook Song, Yun Jong Lee
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the expressions of interferon (IFN)-λs and their receptor, IL28RA, in minor salivary glands (MSG) of pSS patients and their effects on the salivary gland cells. METHODS: The expressions of IFN-λs and IL28RA were evaluated in MSG by immunohistochemistry in 15 patients with pSS and in 5 patients with non-SS sicca. Poly(I:C)-induced IL-28A and IL-29 expressions were determined in immortalized human salivary gland acinar (NS-SV-AC) and ductal (NS-SV-DC) cell lines...
April 18, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415767/unique-properties-of-thymic-antigen-presenting-cells-promote-epigenetic-imprinting-of-alloantigen-specific-regulatory-t-cells
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Garima Garg, Eirini Nikolouli, Matthias Hardtke-Wolenski, Aras Toker, Naganari Ohkura, Michael Beckstette, Takahisa Miyao, Robert Geffers, Stefan Floess, Norbert Gerdes, Esther Lutgens, Anke Osterloh, Shohei Hori, Shimon Sakaguchi, Elmar Jaeckel, Jochen Huehn
Regulatory T cells (Tregs) are potential immunotherapeutic candidates to induce transplantation tolerance. However, stability of Tregs still remains contentious and may potentially restrict their clinical use. Recent work suggested that epigenetic imprinting of Foxp3 and other Treg-specific signature genes is crucial for stabilization of immunosuppressive properties of Foxp3+ Tregs, and that these events are initiated already during early stages of thymic Treg development. However, the mechanisms governing this process remain largely unknown...
March 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414608/mechanobehavioral-scores-in-women-with-and-without-tmj-disc-displacement
#4
L R Iwasaki, Y M Gonzalez, Y Liu, H Liu, M Markova, L M Gallo, J C Nickel
Cartilage fatigue may be a factor in the precocious development of degenerative changes in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). This cross-sectional study estimated potential for cartilage fatigue via TMJ energy densities (ED) and jaw muscle duty factors (DF), which were combined to calculate mechanobehavioral scores (MBS) in women with (+) and without (-) bilateral TMJ disc displacement (DD). All subjects gave informed consent to participate and were examined using Diagnostic Criteria (DC) for Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) and magnetic resonance (MR) and computed tomography (CT) images...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412740/combination-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-variant-iii-peptide-pulsed-dendritic-cell-vaccine-with-mir-326-results-in-enhanced-killing-on-egfrviii-positive-cells
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Jianlong Li, Feng Wang, Guangzhi Wang, Ying Sun, Jinquan Cai, Xing Liu, Junhe Zhang, Xiaoyan Lu, Yongli Li, Meng Chen, Lingchao Chen, Chuanlu Jiang
The mutant Type III variant of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFRvIII) is present in approximately one-third of glioblastoma (GBM) patients. It is never found in normal tissues; therefore, it represents a candidate target for GBM immunotherapy. PEPvIII, a peptide sequence from EGFRvIII, was designed to represent a target of glioma and is presented by MHC I/II complexes. Dendritic cells (DCs) have great potential to sensitize CD4+ T and CD8+ T cells to precisely target and eradicate GBM. Here, we show that PEPvIII could be loaded by DCs and presented to T lymphocytes, especially PEPvIII-specific CTLs, to precisely kill U87-EGFRvIII cells...
February 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411801/optimization-of-gold-nanoparticle-based-real-time-colorimetric-assay-of-dipeptidyl-peptidase-iv-activity
#6
Hasan Saad Aldewachi, Nicola Woodroofe, Simon Turega, Philip H E Gardiner
Dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPP-IV also referred to as CD-26) is a serine protease enzyme with remarkable diagnostic and prognostic value in a variety of health and disease conditions. Herein, we describe a simple and real-time colorimetric assay for DPP-IV/CD-26 activity based on the aggregation of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) functionalized with the peptide substrates: Gly-Pro-Asp-Cys (GPDC) or Val-Pro-ethylene diamine-Asp-Cys (VP-ED-DC). Cleavage of the substrates by DPP-IV resulted in aggregation of the AuNPs with accompanying color change in the solution from red to blue that was monitored using either a UV-visible spectrophotometer or by the naked eye...
July 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411277/long-term-survival-in-glioblastoma-with-cytomegalovirus-pp65-targeted-vaccination
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Kristen A Batich, Elizabeth A Reap, Gary E Archer, Luis Sanchez-Perez, Smita K Nair, Robert J Schmittling, Pam Norberg, Weihua Xie, James E Herndon, Patrick Healy, Roger E McLendon, Allan H Friedman, Henry S Friedman, Darell Bigner, Gordana Vlahovic, Duane A Mitchell, John H Sampson
Purpose: Patients with glioblastoma have less than 15-month median survival despite surgical resection, high-dose radiation, and chemotherapy with temozolomide. We previously demonstrated that targeting cytomegalovirus pp65 using dendritic cells (DC) can extend survival and, in a separate study, that dose-intensified temozolomide (DI-TMZ) and adjuvant granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) potentiate tumor-specific immune responses in patients with glioblastoma. Here, we evaluated pp65-specific cellular responses following DI-TMZ with pp65-DCs and determined the effects on long-term progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS)...
April 15, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411140/batf3-dependent-cd8%C3%AE-dendritic-cells-aggravates-atherosclerosis-via-th1-cell-induction-and-enhanced-ccl5-expression-in-plaque-macrophages
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Yalin Li, Xueyan Liu, Wei Duan, Hua Tian, Guangming Zhu, Hao He, Shutong Yao, Shuying Yi, Wengang Song, Hua Tang
Dendritic cells (DCs) play an important role in controlling T cell-mediated adaptive immunity in atherogenesis. However, the role of the basic leucine zipper transcription factor, ATF-like 3 (Batf3)-dependent CD8α(+) DC subset in atherogenesis remains unclear. Here we show that Batf3(-/-)Apoe(-/-) mice, lacking CD8α(+) DCs, exhibited a significant reduction in atherogenesis and T help 1 (Th1) cells compared with Apoe(-/-) controls. Then, we found that CD8α(+) DCs preferentially induce Th1 cells via secreting interleukin-12 (IL-12), and that the expression of interferon-gamma (IFN-γ)or chemokine (C-C motif) ligand 5 (CCL5) in aorta were significantly decreased in Batf3(-/-)Apoe(-/-) mice...
April 6, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410380/interleukin-10-and-prostaglandin-e2-have-complementary-but-distinct-suppressive-effects-on-toll-like-receptor-mediated-dendritic-cell-activation-in-ovarian-carcinoma
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Eva Brencicova, Ann L Jagger, Hayley G Evans, Mirella Georgouli, Alex Laios, Steve Attard Montalto, Gautam Mehra, Jo Spencer, Ahmed A Ahmed, Shanti Raju-Kankipati, Leonie S Taams, Sandra S Diebold
Dendritic cells (DC) have the potential to instigate a tumour-specific immune response, but their ability to prime naïve lymphocytes depends on their activation status. Thus, for tumour immunotherapy to be effective, the provision of appropriate DC activation stimuli such as Toll-like receptor (TLR) agonists is crucial in order to overcome immunosuppression associated with the tumour microenvironment. To address this, we investigated how ovarian carcinoma (OC)-associated ascites impedes activation of DC by TLR agonists...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409728/intracranial-pressure-in-patients-undergoing-decompressive-craniectomy-new-perspective-on-thresholds
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Thomas Sauvigny, Jennifer Göttsche, Patrick Czorlich, Eik Vettorazzi, Manfred Westphal, Jan Regelsberger
OBJECTIVE Decompressive craniectomy (DC) is an established part of treatment in patients suffering from malignant infarction of the middle cerebral artery (MCA) or traumatic brain injury (TBI). However, no clear evidence for intracranial pressure (ICP)-guided therapy after DC exists. The lack of this evidence might be due to the frequently used, but simplified threshold for ICP of 20 mm Hg, which determines further therapy. Therefore, the objective of this study was to evaluate this threshold's accuracy and to investigate the course of ICP values with respect to neurological outcome...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404462/trends-of-lack-of-health-insurance-among-us-adults-aged-18-64-years-findings-from-the-behavioral-risk-factor-surveillance-system-1993-2014
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G Zhao, C A Okoro, S S Dhingra, F Xu, M Zack
OBJECTIVE: To examine the prevalence of lack of health insurance and its changes over time among adult residents (aged 18-64 years) in 50 states and the District of Columbia (DC). STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional surveys. METHODS: We aggregated annual state-based Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) data from 1993 through 2014 to provide nationwide and state-based prevalence estimates for lack of insurance among adults aged 18-64 years...
February 11, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399967/type-1-polarised-dendritic-cells-are-a-potent-immunogen-against-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
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Y Satake, Y Nakamura, M Kono, H Hozumi, T Nagata, K Tsujimura, N Enomoto, T Fujisawa, N Inui, T Fujiyama, Y Tokura, T Matsui, K Yokomura, M Shirai, H Hayakawa, T Suda
OBJECTIVE: Application of immunotherapy using dendritic cells (DCs) is considered an effective treatment strategy against persistent Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. With the goal of developing improved therapeutic vaccination strategies for patients with tuberculosis (TB), we tested the ability of ex vivo-generated DCs to induce an effective TB antigen-specific type-1 immune response. METHODS: Monocyte-derived DCs from TB patients were induced to mature using a 'standard' cytokine cocktail (interleukin [IL] 1β, tumour necrosis factor alpha [TNF-α], IL-6 and prostaglandin E2) or a type 1-polarised DC (DC1) cocktail (IL-1β, TNF-α, interferon [IFN] α, IFN-γ and polyinosinic:polycytidylic acid), and were loaded with the established TB antigen 6-kDa early secretory antigenic target protein (ESAT-6)...
May 1, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396151/increased-urine-acylcarnitines-in-diabetic-apoe-mice-hydroxytetradecadienoylcarnitine-c14-2-oh-reflects-diabetic-nephropathy-in-a-context-of-hyperlipidemia
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Koryun Mirzoyan, Kristaps Klavins, Therese Koal, Marion Gillet, Dimitri Marsal, Colette Denis, Julie Klein, Jean-Loup Bascands, Joost P Schanstra, Jean-Sébastien Saulnier-Blache
Hyperlipidemia is a risk factor for initiation and progression of diabetic nephropathy but the metabolic pathways altered in the diabetic kidney in a context of hyperlipidemia remain incompletely described. Assuming that changes in urine composition reflect the alteration of renal metabolism and function, we analyzed the urine metabolite composition of diabetic (streptozotocin-treatment) and control (non diabetic) ApoE-/- mice fed a high cholesterol diet using targeted quantitative metabolomics. Urine metabolome was also compared to the plasma metabolome of the same animals...
April 7, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395442/-pd-1-pd-l1-expression-and-its-implications-in-patients-with-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#14
J H Li, N N Pang, Z H Zhang, R Zhang, G Chen, J H Qu
Objective: To observe the expression levels of PD-1/PD-L1 costimulatory molecules and explore the clinical significance in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) . Methods: The expression of PD-1/PD-L1 in peripheral blood CD8(+) T cells, CD4(+)T cells, CD19(+)B, and dendrites cells (DC) was detected by flow cytometry in 57 CLL patients and 20 healthy controls. The correlations of PD-1/PD-L1 expression with disease stage, CD38 expression, ZAP-70 expression, chromosome karyotype abnormality and β(2)-MG expression were analyzed...
March 14, 2017: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393408/vapor-phase-gating-induced-ultrasensitive-ion-detection-in-graphene-and-single-walled-carbon-nanotube-networks
#15
Ji Hao, Bo Li, Hyun Young Jung, Fangze Liu, Sanghyun Hong, Yung Joon Jung, Swastik Kar
Designing ultrasensitive detectors often requires complex architectures, high-voltage operations, and sophisticated low-noise measurements. In this work, it is shown that simple low-bias two-terminal DC-conductance values of graphene and single-walled carbon nanotubes are extremely sensitive to ionized gas molecules. Incident ions form an electrode-free, dielectric- or electrolyte-free, bias-free vapor-phase top-gate that can efficiently modulate carrier densities up to ≈0.6 × 10(13) cm(-2) . Surprisingly, the resulting current changes are several orders of magnitude larger than that expected from conventional electrostatic gating, suggesting the possible role of a current-gain inducing mechanism similar to those seen in photodetectors...
April 10, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391551/predicting-posttraumatic-hydrocephalus-derivation-and-validation-of-a-risk-scoring-system-based-on-clinical-characteristics
#16
Hao Chen, Fang Yuan, Shi-Wen Chen, Yan Guo, Gan Wang, Zhi-Feng Deng, Heng-Li Tian
Posttraumatic hydrocephalus (PTH) is a disorder of disturbed cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) dynamics after traumatic brain injury (TBI). It can lead to brain metabolic impairment and dysfunction and has a high risk of clinical deterioration and worse outcomes. The incidence and risk factors for the development of PTH after decompressive craniectomy (DC) has been assessed in previous studies, but rare studies identify patients with higher risk for PTH among all TBI patients. This study aimed to develop and validate a risk scoring system to predict PTH after TBI...
April 9, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390657/clinical-outcomes-of-patients-with-limited-brain-metastases-treated-with-hypofractionated-5%C3%A3-6gy-conformal-radiotherapy
#17
Natalie A Lockney, Diana G Wang, Philip H Gutin, Cameron Brennan, Viviane Tabar, Ase Ballangrud, Xin Pei, Timothy A Chan, Yoshiya Yamada, T Jonathan Yang, Kathryn Beal
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Hypofractionated conformal radiotherapy (hfCRT) is used for larger brain metastases or metastases near critical structures. We investigated hfCRT outcomes for newly diagnosed brain metastases. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We identified 195 patients with 1-3 brain metastases who underwent 5×6Gy hfCRT for 231 lesions from 2007 to 2013. Associations among clinical factors, local control (LC), distant brain control (DC) and overall survival (OS) were tested using univariate and multivariate (MVA) Cox regression analysis and Kaplan-Meier method...
April 5, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390299/heavy-metals-in-industrially-emitted-particulate-matter-in-ile-ife-nigeria
#18
Lasun T Ogundele, Oyediran K Owoade, Philip K Hopke, Felix S Olise
Iron and steel smelting facilities generate large quantities of airborne particulate matter (PM) through their various activities and production processes. The resulting PM that contains a variety of heavy metals has potentially detrimental impacts on human health and the environment. This study was conducted to assess the potential health effects of the pollution from the heavy metals in the airborne PM sampled in the vicinity of secondary smelting operations in Ile-Ife, Nigeria. X-ray fluorescence (XRF) was used to determine the elemental concentration of Pb, Cr, Cd, Zn, Mn, As, Fe, Cu, and Ni in the size-segregated PM samples...
April 5, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389895/rapd-assisted-selection-of-black-gram-vigna-mungo-l-hepper-towards-the-development-of-multiple-disease-resistant-germplasm
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B Vishalakshi, B Umakanth, Anirudh P Shanbhag, Arindam Ghatak, Nitish Sathyanarayanan, M S Madhav, G Gopala Krishna, Hari Yadla
Black gram (Vigna mungo L. Hepper), is an extensively studied food crop which is affected by many abiotic and biotic factors, especially diseases. The yield potential of Black gram is shallow due to lack of genetic variability and biotic stress susceptibility. Core biotic stress factors include mung bean yellow mosaic virus (MYMV), urdbean leaf crinkle virus (UCLV), wilt (Fusarium oxysporum) and powdery mildew (Erysiphe polygoni DC). Although many studies determine resistant varieties to a particular disease, however, it is often complimented by low yield and susceptibility to other diseases...
May 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388223/public-understanding-of-medical-countermeasures
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Brooke Fisher Liu, Sandra C Quinn, Michael Egnoto, Vicki Freimuth, Natalie Boonchaisri
Medical countermeasures, including new drugs and vaccines, are necessary to protect the public's health from novel diseases and terrorist threats. Experience with the 2001 anthrax attack and the 2009 H1N1 pandemic suggest that there is limited willingness to accept such drugs and that minority groups may respond differently from others. We conducted 148 intercept interviews in the metropolitan Washington, DC, area, examining 2 hypothetical scenarios: a new respiratory virus and public exposure to high levels of radiation...
March 2017: Health Security
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