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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088862/self-assembling-peptides-epitopes-as-a-novel-platform-for-anti-cancer-vaccination
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Mazda Rad-Malekshahi, Marieke F Fransen, Małgorzata Krawczyk, Mercedeh Mansourian, Meriem Bourajjaj, Jian Chen, Ferry Ossendorp, Wim E Hennink, Enrico Mastrobattista, Maryam Amidi
The aim of the present study was to improve the immunogenicity of peptide epitope vaccines using novel nanocarriers based on self-assembling materials. Several studies demonstrated that peptide antigens in nanoparticulate forms induce stronger immune response than their soluble forms. However, several issues such as poor loading and risk of inducing T cell anergy due to premature release of antigenic epitopes have challenged the clinical success of such systems. In the present study, we developed two vaccine delivery systems by appending a self-assembling peptide (Ac-AAVVLLLW-COOH) or a thermosensitive polymer poly(N-isopropylacrylamide (pNIPAm) to the N-terminus of different peptide antigens (OVA250-264, HPV-E743-57) to generate self-assembling peptide epitopes (SAPEs)...
January 14, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038394/increased-il-35-producing-tregs-and-cd19-il-35-cells-are-associated-with-disease-progression-in-leprosy-patients
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Mohd Tarique, Chaman Saini, Raza Ali Naqvi, Neena Khanna, D N Rao
BACKGROUND: The clinical forms of leprosy consist of a spectrum that reflects the host's immune response to the M. leprae; it provides an ideal model to study the host pathogen interaction and immunological dysregulation in humans. IL-10 and TGF-β producing Tregs are high in leprosy patients and responsible for immune suppression and M. leprae specific T cells anergy. In leprosy, involvement of IL-35 producing Tregs and Bregs remain unstudied. OBJECTIVE: To study the role of IL-35 producing Tregs and Bregs in the human leprosy...
December 27, 2016: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018338/the-pd1-pd-l1-2-pathway-from-discovery-to-clinical-implementation
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REVIEW
Kankana Bardhan, Theodora Anagnostou, Vassiliki A Boussiotis
The immune system maintains a critically organized network to defend against foreign particles, while evading self-reactivity simultaneously. T lymphocytes function as effectors and play an important regulatory role to orchestrate the immune signals. Although central tolerance mechanism results in the removal of the most of the autoreactive T cells during thymic selection, a fraction of self-reactive lymphocytes escapes to the periphery and pose a threat to cause autoimmunity. The immune system evolved various mechanisms to constrain such autoreactive T cells and maintain peripheral tolerance, including T cell anergy, deletion, and suppression by regulatory T cells (TRegs)...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008279/activation-homing-and-role-of-the-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-the-inflammatory-environment
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REVIEW
Lukáš Zachar, Darina Bačenková, Ján Rosocha
Human mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are considered to be a promising source of cells in regenerative medicine. They have large potential to differentiate into various tissue-specific populations and may be isolated from diverse tissues in desired quantities. As cells of potential autologous origin, they allow recipients to avoid the alloantigen responses. They also have the ability to create immunomodulatory microenvironment, and thus help to minimize organ damage caused by the inflammation and cells activated by the immune system...
2016: Journal of Inflammation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986907/cutting-edge-adenosine-a2a-receptor-signals-inhibit-germinal-center-t-follicular-helper-cell-differentiation-during-the-primary-response-to-vaccination
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Shirdi E Schmiel, Jessica A Yang, Marc K Jenkins, Daniel L Mueller
Adenosine A2a receptor (A2aR) signaling acts as a barrier to autoimmunity by promoting anergy, inducing regulatory T cells, and inhibiting effector T cells. However, in vivo effects of A2aR signaling on polyclonal CD4 T cells during a primary response to foreign Ag has yet to be determined. To address this problem, we immunized mice with peptide Ag 2W1S coupled to PE in CFA and treated with the selective A2aR agonist CGS-21680 (CGS). 2W1S:I-A(b)-specific tetramer-binding CD4 T cells did not become anergic or differentiate into Foxp3(+) regulatory T cells...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965674/molecular-and-cellular-characterization-of-human-cd8-t-suppressor-cells
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REVIEW
Zheng Xu, Sophey Ho, Chih-Chao Chang, Qing-Yin Zhang, Elena-Rodica Vasilescu, George Vlad, Nicole Suciu-Foca
Bidirectional interactions between dendritic cells and Ag-experienced T cells initiate either a tolerogenic or immunogenic pathway. The outcome of these interactions is of crucial importance in malignancy, transplantation, and autoimmune diseases. Blockade of costimulation results in the induction of T helper cell anergy and subsequent differentiation of antigen-specific CD8(+) T suppressor/regulatory cells (Ts). Ts, primed in the presence of inhibitory signals, exert their inhibitory function in an antigen-specific manner, a feature with tremendous clinical potential...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926878/the-csk-associated-adaptor-pag-inhibits-effector-t-cell-activation-in-cooperation-with-phosphatase-ptpn22-and-dok-adaptors
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Dominique Davidson, Ming-Chao Zhong, Pier Paolo Pandolfi, Silvia Bolland, Ramnik J Xavier, Brian Seed, Xin Li, Hua Gu, André Veillette
The transmembrane adaptor PAG (Cbp) has been proposed to mediate membrane recruitment of Csk, a cytoplasmic protein tyrosine kinase playing a critical inhibitory role during T cell activation, by inactivating membrane-associated Src kinases. However, this model has not been validated by genetic evidence. Here, we demonstrate that PAG-deficient mice display enhanced T cell activation responses in effector, but not in naive, T cells. PAG-deficient mice also have augmented T cell-dependent autoimmunity and greater resistance to T cell anergy...
December 6, 2016: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922687/immature-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells-a-bridge-between-inflammation-and-cancer-review
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Caterina Musolino, Alessandro Allegra, Govanni Pioggia, Sebastiano Gangemi
Chronic inflammation is considered to be one of the hallmarks of tumor initiation and progression. Changes occurring in the microenvironment of progressing tumors resemble the process of chronic inflammation, which begins with ischemia followed by interstitial and cellular edema, appearance of immune cells, growth of blood vessels and tissue repair, and development of inflammatory infiltrates. Moreover, long‑term production and accumulation of inflammatory factors lead to local and systemic immunosuppression associated with cancer progression...
December 5, 2016: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911796/egr2-and-egr3-in-regulatory-t-cells-cooperatively-control-systemic-autoimmunity-through-ltbp3-mediated-tgf-%C3%AE-3-production
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Kaoru Morita, Tomohisa Okamura, Mariko Inoue, Toshihiko Komai, Shuzo Teruya, Yukiko Iwasaki, Shuji Sumitomo, Hirofumi Shoda, Kazuhiko Yamamoto, Keishi Fujio
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a prototypical autoimmune disease characterized by multiorgan inflammation induced by autoantibodies. Early growth response gene 2 (Egr2), a transcription factor essential for T-cell anergy induction, controls systemic autoimmunity in mice and humans. We have previously identified a subpopulation of CD4(+) regulatory T cells, CD4(+)CD25(-)LAG3(+) cells, that characteristically express both Egr2 and LAG3 and control mice model of lupus via TGF-β3 production. However, due to the mild phenotype of lymphocyte-specific Egr2-deficient mice, the presence of an additional regulator has been speculated...
December 13, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908931/filling-the-tank-keeping-antitumor-t-cells-metabolically-fit-for-the-long-haul
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REVIEW
Greg M Delgoffe
Discoveries in tumor immunology and subsequent clinical advances in cancer immunotherapy have revealed that the immune system is not oblivious to tumor progression but heavily interacts with developing neoplasia and malignancy. A major factor preventing immune destruction is the establishment of a highly immunosuppressive tumor microenvironment (TME), which provides architecture to the tumor, supports indirect means of immunosuppression such as the recruitment of tolerogenic cells like regulatory T cells and myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSC), and represents a zone of metabolically dearth conditions...
December 2016: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890932/il-10-production-by-cll-cells-is-enhanced-in-the-anergic-ighv-mutated-subset-and-associates-with-reduced-dna-methylation-of-the-il10-locus
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S Drennan, A D'Avola, Y Gao, C Weigel, E Chrysostomou, A J Steele, T Zenz, C Plass, P W Johnson, A P Williams, G Packham, F K Stevenson, C C Oakes, F Forconi
Chronic lymphocytic leukemias (CLLs) with unmutated (U-CLL) or mutated (M-CLL) IGHV have variable features of immunosuppression, possibly influenced by those CLL cells activated to produce interleukin 10 (IL-10). The two subsets differ in their levels of anergy, defined by low surface immunoglobulin M levels/signaling capacity, and in their DNA methylation profile, particularly variable in M-CLL. We have now found that levels of IL-10 produced by activated CLL cells were highly variable. Levels were higher in M-CLL than in U-CLL and correlated with anergy...
January 3, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830696/igd-attenuates-the-igm-induced-anergy-response-in-transitional-and-mature-b-cells
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Zahra Sabouri, Samuel Perotti, Emily Spierings, Peter Humburg, Mehmet Yabas, Hannes Bergmann, Keisuke Horikawa, Carla Roots, Samantha Lambe, Clara Young, T Dan Andrews, Matthew Field, Anselm Enders, Joanne H Reed, Christopher C Goodnow
Self-tolerance by clonal anergy of B cells is marked by an increase in IgD and decrease in IgM antigen receptor surface expression, yet the function of IgD on anergic cells is obscure. Here we define the RNA landscape of the in vivo anergy response, comprising 220 induced sequences including a core set of 97. Failure to co-express IgD with IgM decreases overall expression of receptors for self-antigen, but paradoxically increases the core anergy response, exemplified by increased Sdc1 encoding the cell surface marker syndecan-1...
November 10, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776110/e3-ubiquitin-ligase-rnf128-promotes-innate-antiviral-immunity-through-k63-linked-ubiquitination-of-tbk1
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Guanhua Song, Bingyu Liu, Zhihui Li, Haifeng Wu, Peng Wang, Kai Zhao, Guosheng Jiang, Lei Zhang, Chengjiang Gao
TBK1 is essential for interferon-β (IFN-β) production and innate antiviral immunity. Here we identified the T cell anergy-related E3 ubiquitin ligase RNF128 as a positive regulator of TBK1 activation. RNF128 directly interacted with TBK1 through its protease-associated (PA) domain and catalyzed the K63-linked polyubiquitination of TBK1, which led to TBK1 activation, IRF3 activation and IFN-β production. Deficiency of RNF128 expression attenuated IRF3 activation, IFN-β production and innate antiviral immune responses to RNA and DNA viruses, in vitro and in vivo...
December 2016: Nature Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759162/increased-endogenous-antigen-presentation-in-the-periphery-enhances-susceptibility-to-inflammation-induced-gastric-autoimmunity-in-mice
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Sarah A Overall, Dorothée Bourges, Ian R van Driel, Paul A Gleeson
How the immune system maintains peripheral tolerance under inflammatory conditions is poorly understood. Here we assessed the fate of gastritogenic T cells following inflammatory activation in vivo. Self-reactive T cells (A23 T cells) specific for the gastric H(+) /K(+) ATPase α subunit (HKα) were transferred into immunosufficient recipient mice and immunised at a site distant to the stomach with adjuvant containing the cognate HKα peptide antigen. Activation of A23 T cells by immunisation did not impact on either immune tolerance or protection from gastric autoimmunity in wild-type BALB/c mice...
October 19, 2016: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27697466/diacylglycerol-kinases-in-cancer
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Isabel Mérida, Pedro Torres-Ayuso, Antonia Ávila-Flores, Javier Arranz-Nicolás, Elena Andrada, María Tello-Lafoz, Rosa Liébana, Raquel Arcos
Diacylglycerol kinases (DGK) are a family of enzymes that catalyze the transformation of diacylglycerol into phosphatidic acid. In T lymphocytes, DGKα and ζ limit the activation of the PLCγ/Ras/ERK axis, providing a critical checkpoint to inhibit T cell responses. Upregulation of these isoforms limits Ras activation, leading to hypo-responsive, anergic states similar to those caused by tumors. Recent studies have identified DGKα upregulation in tumor lymphocyte infiltrates, and cells from DGKα and ζ deficient mice show enhanced antitumor activity, suggesting that limitation of DAG based signals by DGK is used by tumors to evade immune attack...
September 23, 2016: Advances in Biological Regulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27676155/coexistence-of-th1-th2-and-th17-treg-imbalances-in-patients-with-post-traumatic-sepsis
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Dublu Lal Gupta, Sanjeev Bhoi, Teena Mohan, Sagar Galwnkar, D N Rao
INTRODUCTION: Multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) developed due to the insult of trauma is a leading cause of death. The high mortality rate in these patients with and without sepsis has been reported up to 50%, throughout the world and thus required an urgent insight to overcome this problem. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to examine the differential changes in subsets of T cells, imbalance in cytokine profile, immune-paralysis (T cell anergy) in Trauma hemorrhagic shock (THS) and post traumatic sepsis patients...
December 2016: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27591335/costimulation-blockade-in-autoimmunity-and-transplantation-the-cd28-pathway
#17
Andrew B Adams, Mandy L Ford, Christian P Larsen
T cell activation is a complex process that requires multiple cell signaling pathways, including a primary recognition signal and additional costimulatory signals. TCR signaling in the absence of costimulatory signals can lead to an abortive attempt at activation and subsequent anergy. One of the best-characterized costimulatory pathways includes the Ig superfamily members CD28 and CTLA-4 and their ligands CD80 and CD86. The development of the fusion protein CTLA-4-Ig as an experimental and subsequent therapeutic tool is one of the major success stories in modern immunology...
September 15, 2016: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27562586/in-vivo-gene-delivery-to-lymph-node-stromal-cells-leads-to-transgene-specific-cd8-t-cell-anergy-in-mice
#18
Séverine Ciré, Sylvie Da Rocha, Maxime Ferrand, Mary K Collins, Anne Galy
Lymph node stromal cells play a role in self-tolerance by presenting tissue antigens to T cells. Yet, immunomodulatory properties of lymphoid tissue stroma, particularly toward CD4+ T cells, remain insufficiently characterized by lack of tools to target antigens for presentation by stromal cells. A lentiviral vector was therefore designed for antigen delivery to MHC class II(+) cells of nonhematopoietic origin. Following intravenous vector delivery, the transgene was detected in lymph node gp38+ stromal cells which were CD45- MHCII+ and partly positive for CD86 and CTLA4 or B7-H4...
November 2016: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27543653/cell-cycle-arrest-caused-by-mek-erk-signaling-is-a-mechanism-for-suppressing-growth-of-antigen-hyperstimulated-effector-t-cells
#19
Shizuka Ohtsuka, Shuhei Ogawa, Ei Wakamatsu, Ryo Abe
Suppression of T-cell growth is an important mechanism for establishment of self-tolerance and prevention of unwanted prolonged immune responses that may cause tissue damage. Although negative selection of potentially self-reactive T cells in the thymus as well as in peripheral tissues has been extensively investigated and well documented, regulatory mechanisms to dampen proliferation of antigen-specific effector T cells in response to antigen stimulation remain largely unknown. Thus, in this work, we focus on the identification of growth suppression mechanisms of antigen-specific effector T cells...
November 2016: International Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27526967/liver-immunology-how-to-reconcile-tolerance-with-autoimmunity
#20
Charlotte R Grant, Rodrigo Liberal
There are several examples of liver tolerance: the relative ease by which liver allografts are accepted and the exploitation of the hepatic microenvironment by the malarial parasite and hepatotrophic viruses are notable examples. The vasculature of the liver supports a unique population of antigen presenting cells specialised to maintain immunological tolerance despite continuous exposure to gut-derived antigens. Liver sinusoidal endothelial cells and Kupffer cells appear to be key to the maintenance of immune tolerance, by promoting T cell anergy or deletion and the generation of regulatory cell subsets...
August 12, 2016: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
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