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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110421/dendritic-cell-immune-responses-in-hiv-1-controllers
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REVIEW
Enrique Martin-Gayo, Xu G Yu
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Robust HIV-1-specific CD8 T cell responses are currently regarded as the main correlate of immune defense in rare individuals who achieve natural, drug-free control of HIV-1; however, the mechanisms that support evolution of such powerful immune responses are not well understood. Dendritic cells (DCs) are specialized innate immune cells critical for immune recognition, immune regulation, and immune induction, but their possible contribution to HIV-1 immune defense in controllers remains ill-defined...
January 21, 2017: Current HIV/AIDS Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108559/antigen-processing-in-the-endoplasmic-reticulum-is-monitored-by-semi-invariant-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-tcrs-specific-for-a-conserved-peptide-qa-1b-mhc-class-ib-ligand
#2
Jian Guan, Soo Jung Yang, Federico Gonzalez, Yuxin Yin, Nilabh Shastri
Ag processing in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) by the ER aminopeptidase associated with Ag processing (ERAAP) is central to presentation of a normal peptide-MHC class I (MHC I) repertoire. Alternations in ERAAP function cause dramatic changes in the MHC I-presented peptides, which elicit potent immune responses. An unusual subset of CD8(+) T cells monitor normal Ag processing by responding to a highly conserved FL9 peptide that is presented by Qa-1(b), a nonclassical MHC Ib molecule (QFL) in ERAAP-deficient cells...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108557/low-level-mhc-class-ii-expression-leads-to-suboptimal-th-cell-response-increased-autoaggression-and-heightened-cytokine-inducibility
#3
Yi-Ting Chen, Yu-Chia Su, Mei-Ling Chang, Pi-Fang Tsai, John T Kung
The development and activation of MHC class II (MHC-II)-restricted CD4(+) T cells are distinct immunological processes that are strictly MHC-II-dependent. To address their relative dependence on MHC-II, we established a novel ENU-induced mutant mouse on the C57BL/6 background, named I-A(12%), with ∼8-fold reduced I-A expression on the surface of B cells, dendritic cells, cortical thymic epithelial cells, and medullary thymic epithelial cells. I-A(100%) and I-A(12%) mice are highly similar with respect to the numbers of double-positive thymocytes, CD4(+)CD8(-) T cells, regulatory T cells, CD4(+) T cell marker expression, lifespan, and Th/regulatory T cell function...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104443/mhc-class-ii-restricted-neoantigen-a-promising-target-in-tumor-immunotherapy
#4
Zhichen Sun, Fangjun Chen, Fanyan Meng, Jia Wei, Baorui Liu
Neoantigen is a patient-specific tumor antigen resulted from mutations during oncogenesis. Emerging data suggested that immune responsiveness against neoantigens correlated with the success of clinical tumor immunotherapies. Nowadays, the majority of studies on neoantigens have focused on MHC class I restricted antigens recognized by CD8+ T cells. With improved understanding of the underlying principles of tumor biology and immunology, increasing emphasis has been put on CD4+ T cells and MHC class II restricted antigens...
January 16, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099485/cell-based-systems-biology-analysis-of-human-as03-adjuvanted-h5n1-avian-influenza-vaccine-responses-a-phase-i-randomized-controlled-trial
#5
Leigh M Howard, Kristen L Hoek, Johannes B Goll, Parimal Samir, Allison Galassie, Tara M Allos, Xinnan Niu, Laura E Gordy, C Buddy Creech, Nripesh Prasad, Travis L Jensen, Heather Hill, Shawn E Levy, Sebastian Joyce, Andrew J Link, Kathryn M Edwards
BACKGROUND: Vaccine development for influenza A/H5N1 is an important public health priority, but H5N1 vaccines are less immunogenic than seasonal influenza vaccines. Adjuvant System 03 (AS03) markedly enhances immune responses to H5N1 vaccine antigens, but the underlying molecular mechanisms are incompletely understood. OBJECTIVE AND METHODS: We compared the safety (primary endpoint), immunogenicity (secondary), gene expression (tertiary) and cytokine responses (exploratory) between AS03-adjuvanted and unadjuvanted inactivated split-virus H5N1 influenza vaccines...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098874/mica-il-12-a-novel-bifunctional-protein-for-killer-cell-activation
#6
Ashlee Tietje, Xi Yang, Xianzhong Yu, Yanzhang Wei
Natural killer (NK) cells have the potential to be effective killers of tumor cells. They are governed by inhibitory and activating receptors such as NKG2D, whose ligands are normally upregulated in cells that are stressed, like cancer cells. Advanced cancer cells, however, have ways to reduce the expression of these ligands, leaving them less detectable by NK cells. Along with these receptors, NK cells also require activating cytokines, such as IL-12. A previous study in our laboratory showed that a fusion protein of the extracellular domain of mouse UL-16 binding protein-like transcript 1 (MULT1E) and mouse interleukin 12 (IL-12) can effectively activate mouse NK cells by in vitro assays and in vivo in animal tumor models...
January 16, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096300/enhanced-suppression-of-polyclonal-cd8-25-regulatory-t-cells-via-exosomal-arming-of-antigen-specific-peptide-mhc-complexes
#7
Chuanyong Mu, Xueshu Zhang, Lu Wang, Aizhang Xu, Khawaja Ashfaque Ahmed, Xueqin Pang, Rajni Chibbar, Andrew Freywald, Jianan Huang, Yehan Zhu, Jim Xiang
Compared with CD4(+)25(+) regulatory T cells (Tregs), the mechanisms for natural, polyclonal CD8(+)25(+) Treg immune suppression have been significantly less studied. We previously showed that polyclonal T cells can acquire antigen-specific targeting activity through arming with exosomal peptide-MHC (pMHC). In this study, we assessed the suppressive effect of CD8(+)25(+) Tregs or CD8(+)25(+) Tregs armed with ovalbumin (OVA)-specific exosomes on other immune cells and OVA-specific dendritic cell (DCOVA)-stimulated antitumor immunity...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087520/atheroprotective-vaccination-with-mhc-ii-restricted-apob-peptides-induces-peritoneal-il-10-producing-cd4-t-cells
#8
Takayuki Kimura, Kevin Tse, Sara McArdle, Teresa Gerhardt, Jacqueline Miller, Zbigniew Mikulski, John Sidney, Alessandro Sette, Dennis Wolf, Klaus Ley
Although immunization with MHC class II-restricted ApoB peptides has been shown to be atheroprotective, the mechanism is unclear. Here, we investigated CD4(+) T cell populations in immunized atherosclerotic mice. Peptides (16-mers) from mouse ApoB, the core protein of low-density lipoprotein (LDL), were screened for binding to I-A(b) by computer prediction and confirmed by radiolabeled peptide competition. Three new peptides, P101 (FGKQGFFPDSVNKALY, 5.5 nM IC50), P102 (TLYALSHAVNSYFDVD, 6.8 nM), and P103 (LYYKEDKTSLSASAAS, 95 nM) were tested in an atherosclerosis model (Apoe(-/-) mice on western diet)...
January 13, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078358/major-histocompatibility-complex-haplotyping-and-long-amplicon-allele-discovery-in-cynomolgus-macaques-from-chinese-breeding-facilities
#9
Julie A Karl, Michael E Graham, Roger W Wiseman, Katelyn E Heimbruch, Samantha M Gieger, Gaby G M Doxiadis, Ronald E Bontrop, David H O'Connor
Very little is currently known about the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) region of cynomolgus macaques (Macaca fascicularis; Mafa) from Chinese breeding centers. We performed comprehensive MHC class I haplotype analysis of 100 cynomolgus macaques from two different centers, with animals from different reported original geographic origins (Vietnamese, Cambodian, and Cambodian/Indonesian mixed-origin). Many of the samples were of known relation to each other (sire, dam, and progeny sets), making it possible to characterize lineage-level haplotypes in these animals...
January 11, 2017: Immunogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063628/separate-effects-of-the-ankylosing-spondylitis-associated-erap1-and-erap2-aminopeptidases-determine-the-influence-of-their-combined-phenotype-on-the-hla-b-27-peptidome
#10
Adrian Martín-Esteban, Alejandro Sanz-Bravo, Pablo Guasp, Eilon Barnea, Arie Admon, José A López de Castro
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is an inflammatory disease strongly associated with the Major Histocompatibility Complex class I (MHC-I) allotype HLA-B*27. The endoplasmic reticulum aminopeptidases (ERAP)1 and 2, which trim peptides to their optimal length for MHC-I binding, are also susceptibility factors for this disease. Both highly active ERAP1 variants and ERAP2 expression favor AS, whereas loss-of-function ERAP1 and loss-of-expression ERAP2 variants are protective. Yet, only ERAP1 is in epistasis with HLA-B*27...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062012/characterization-of-the-interaction-of-african-swine-fever-virus-with-monocytes-and-derived-macrophage-subsets
#11
Giulia Franzoni, Simon P Graham, Silvia Dei Giudici, Piero Bonelli, Giovannantonio Pilo, Antonio G Anfossi, Marco Pittau, Paola S Nicolussi, Alberto Laddomada, Annalisa Oggiano
African swine fever (ASF) is a devastating disease for which there is no vaccine available. The ASF virus (ASFV) primarily infects cells of the myeloid lineage and this tropism is thought to be crucial for disease pathogenesis. A detailed in vitro characterization of the interactions of a virulent Sardinian isolate (22653/14) and a tissue culture adapted avirulent strain (BA71V) of ASFV with porcine monocytes, un-activated (moMΦ), classically (moM1) and alternatively (moM2) activated monocyte-derived macrophages was conducted in an attempt to better understand this relationship...
January 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060314/analysis-of-simian-immunodeficiency-virus-specific-cd8-t-cells-in-rhesus-macaques-by-peptide-mhc-i-tetramer-staining
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Lucas Gonzalez-Nieto, Aline Domingues, Michael Ricciardi, Martin J Gutman, Helen S Maxwell, Nuria Pedreño-Lopez, Varian Bailey, Diogo M Magnani, Mauricio A Martins
Peptide-major histocompatibility complex class I (pMHC-I) tetramers have been an invaluable tool to study CD8(+) T-cell responses. Because these reagents directly bind to T-cell receptors on the surface of CD8(+) T-lymphocytes, fluorochrome-labeled pMHC-I tetramers enable the accurate detection of antigen (Ag)-specific CD8(+) T-cells without the need for in vitro re-stimulation. Moreover, when combined with multi-color flow cytometry, pMHC-I tetramer staining can reveal key aspects of Ag-specific CD8(+) T-cells, including differentiation stage, memory phenotype, and activation status...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051059/sexual-selection-for-genetic-compatibility-the-role-of-the-major-histocompatibility-complex-on-cryptic-female-choice-in-chinook-salmon-oncorhynchus-tshawytscha
#13
C Gessner, S Nakagawa, M Zavodna, N J Gemmell
Cryptic female choice (CFC), a form of sexual selection during or post mating, describes processes of differential sperm utilization by females to bias fertilization outcomes towards certain males. In Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) the ovarian fluid surrounding the ova of a given female differently enhances the sperm velocity of males. Sperm velocity is a key ejaculate trait that determines fertilization success in externally fertilizing fishes, thus the differential effect on sperm velocity might bias male fertilization outcomes and represent a mechanism of CFC...
January 4, 2017: Heredity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049560/a-recombinant-fusion-protein-displaying-murine-and-human-mhc-class-i-and-ii-specific-epitopes-protects-against-leishmania-amazonensis-infection
#14
Vívian T Martins, Daniela P Lage, Mariana C Duarte, Ana Maria R S Carvalho, Lourena E Costa, Tiago A O Mendes, Danniele L Vale, Daniel Menezes-Souza, Bruno M Roatt, Carlos A P Tavares, Manuel Soto, Eduardo A F Coelho
Tegumentary leishmaniasis (TL) constitutes a major public health problem with significant morbidity worldwide. Synthetic peptide-based vaccines are attractive candidates to protect against leishmaniasis, since T cell-specific epitopes can be delivery to antigen-presenting cells, leading to the generation of a Th1 cell-mediated immunity. In this context, the present study aims to evaluate the immunogenicity and protective efficacy of a vaccine composed of major histocompatibility complex class I and II-restricted epitopes derived from four Leishmania infantum proteins to protect mice against Leishmania amazonensis infection...
December 28, 2016: Cellular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044415/modulation-of-alloimmune-response-by-commensal-gut-microbiota-and-potential-new-avenues-to-influence-the-outcome-of-allogeneic-transplantation-by-modification-of-the-gut-culture
#15
REVIEW
S Kanangat
Host defence response against microbial infections was the foundation for the Science of Immunology. Now, we know the mechanisms of such host defence which include innate immune responses that is generally nonspecific but effective in many cases and lead to more specific responses called adaptive immune response. The gene loci of class I, II and III of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) play a major role in directing the adaptive immune responses by presenting processed antigens to T and B cells to induce appropriate antigen-specific cellular and or humoral immune responses...
January 3, 2017: International Journal of Immunogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043417/in-silico-structure-analysis-and-epitope-prediction-of%C3%A2-e3-cr1-beta-protein-of-human-adenovirus-e%C3%A2-for%C3%A2-vaccine-design
#16
Noman Ibna Amin Patwary, Md Saiful Islam, Md Sohel, Ismot Ara, Mohd Omar Faruk Sikder, Shah Md Shahik
BACKGROUND: Human Adenoviruses are divided into 7 species of Human Adenovirus A to G based on DNA genome homology. The Human Adenovirus E (HAdVs-E) genome is a linear, double-stranded DNA containing 38 protein-coding genes. Wild-type adenoviruses type E, are linked to a number of slight illnesses. The most important part of HAdVs-E is E3 CR1-beta protein which controls the host immune response and viral attachment. METHOD: We use numerous bio-informatics and immuno-informatics implements comprising sequence and construction tools for construction of 3D model and epitope prediction for HAdVs-E...
December 2016: Biomedical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040849/rejection-versus-escape-the-tumor-mhc-dilemma
#17
REVIEW
Federico Garrido, Francisco Ruiz-Cabello, Natalia Aptsiauri
Most tumor cells derive from MHC-I-positive normal counterparts and remain positive at early stages of tumor development. T lymphocytes can infiltrate tumor tissue, recognize and destroy MHC class I (MHC-I)-positive cancer cells ("permissive" phase I). Later, MHC-I-negative tumor cell variants resistant to T-cell killing emerge. During this process, tumors first acquire a heterogeneous MHC-I expression pattern and finally become uniformly MHC-I-negative. This stage (phase II) represents a "non-permissive" encapsulated structure with tumor nodes surrounded by fibrous tissue containing different elements including leukocytes, macrophages, fibroblasts, etc...
December 31, 2016: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035752/the-effect-of-mhc-antigen-matching-between-donors-and-recipients-on-skin-tolerance-of-vascularized-composite-allografts
#18
K Shanmugarajah, H Powell, D A Leonard, C Mallard, A Albritton, E Harrington, M A Randolph, E Farkash, D H Sachs, J M Kurtz, C L Cetrulo
The emergence of skin-containing vascularized composite allografts (VCAs) has provided impetus to understand factors affecting rejection/tolerance of skin. VCA tolerance can be established in miniature swine across haploidentical MHC barriers using mixed chimerism. As the deceased donor pool for VCAs does not permit MHC antigen matching, clinical VCAs are transplanted across varying MHC disparities. Here, we investigated whether sharing of MHC class I or class II antigens between donors and recipients influences VCA skin tolerance...
December 30, 2016: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027939/multiple-major-histocompatibility-complex-class-i-genes-in-asian-anurans-ontogeny-and-phylogeny
#19
Chelsea Didinger, John A Eimes, Mette Lillie, Bruce Waldman
Amphibians, as the first terrestrial vertebrates, offer a window into early major histocompatibility complex (MHC) evolution. We characterized the MHC class I of two Korean amphibians, the Asiatic toad (Bufo gargarizans) and the Japanese tree frog (Hyla japonica). We found at least four transcribed MHC class I (MHC I) loci, the highest number confirmed in any anuran to date. Furthermore, we identified MHC I transcripts in terrestrial adults, and possibly in aquatic larvae, of both species. We conducted a phylogenetic analysis based on MHC I sequence data and found that B...
December 25, 2016: Developmental and Comparative 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
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