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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917624/small-heat-shock-protein-27-an-effective-adjuvant-for-enhancement-of-hiv-1-nef-antigen-specific-immunity
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Alireza Milani, Azam Bolhassani, Sepideh Shahbazi, Fatemeh Motevalli, Seyed Mehdi Sadat, Sepehr Soleymani
Novel vaccine modalities have been designed to improve the efficiency of vaccines against HIV infections. In this way, the HIV-1 Nef protein has been known as an attractive antigenic candidate in therapeutic vaccine development. Moreover, the endogenous adjuvants such as heat shock proteins (HSPs) and high mobility group box 1 protein (HMGB1) have been suggested effectively to induce antigen-specific humoral and cellular immune responses. In this study, different Nef DNA and protein constructs were produced in eukaryotic and prokaryotic expression systems, and their immunostimulatory properties were evaluated using small heat shock protein 27 (Hsp27) and the HMGB1-derived peptide (Hp91) in a mouse model...
September 13, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917537/hbcag-produced-in-transgenic-tobacco-triggers-th1-and-th2-response-when-intramuscularly-delivered
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Marcin Pyrski, Anna Rugowska, Kamil Robert Wierzbiński, Anna Kasprzyk, Maria Bogusiewicz, Piotr Bociąg, Sławomir Samardakiewicz, Marcin Czyż, Maciej Kurpisz, Tomasz Pniewski
Hepatitis B core Antigen (HBcAg) assembled into Capsid-Like Particles (CLPs) is investigated as a therapeutic vaccine in treatment of chronic hepatitis B (CHB) and in diagnostic tests or as a carrier for various epitopes. While the expression of HBcAg has been thoroughly clarified in E. coli and yeast, it has also been investigated in other expression systems. Stably transformed tobacco expressed HBcAg at a level of 110-250µg/g fresh weight, therefore in view of its large leaf biomass it offers a production platform comparable with transient expression systems regarding the final yield of HBcAg...
September 13, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917326/serum-levels-of-cytokines-in-water-buffaloes-experimentally-infected-with-fasciola-gigantica
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Fu-Kai Zhang, Ai-Jiang Guo, Jun-Ling Hou, Miao-Miao Sun, Zhao-An Sheng, Xiao-Xuan Zhang, Wei-Yi Huang, Hany M Elsheikha, Xing-Quan Zhu
Fasciola gigantica infection in water buffaloes causes significant economic losses especially in developing countries. Although modulation of the host immune response by cytokine neutralization or vaccination is a promising approach to control infection with this parasite, our understanding of cytokine's dynamic during F. gigantica infection is limited. To address this, we quantified the levels of serum cytokines produced in water buffaloes following experimental infection with F. gigantica. Five buffaloes were infected via oral gavage with 500 viable F...
September 15, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915632/decitabine-inhibits-t-cell-proliferation-via-a-novel-tet2-dependent-mechanism-and-exerts-potent-protective-effect-in-mouse-auto-and-allo-immunity-models
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Xue Wang, Jun Wang, Yong Yu, Tonghui Ma, Ping Chen, Bing Zhou, Ran Tao
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease characterized by the dysregulated immune response including innate and adaptive immune responses. Increasing evidence has proven the importance of epigenetic modification in the progression of MS. Recent studies revealed that low-dose decitabine (Dec, 5-Aza-2'-deoxycytidine), which incorporates into replicating DNA and inhibits DNA methylation, could prevent experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) development by increasing the number of regulatory T cells (Tregs)...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914568/human-embryonic-stem-cell-derived-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-decrease-the-development-of-severe-experimental-autoimmune-uveitis-in-b10-riii-mice
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Yu Qin, Ann M Chan, Yu-Ling Chang, Anna Matynia, Nicholas A Kouris, Erin A Kimbrel, Negin Ashki, Sachin Parikh, Michael B Gorin, Robert Lanza, Ralph D Levinson, Lynn K Gordon
PURPOSE: We investigated the effect of exogenously administered human embryonic stem cell-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (hESC-MSCs) in experimental autoimmune uveitis (EAU) in B10.RIII mice, a murine model of severe uveitis. METHODS: B10.RIII mice were immunized with an uveitogenic peptide, and intraperitoneal injections of 5 million hESC-MSCs per animal were given on the same day. Behavioral light sensitivity assays, histological evaluation, cytokine production, and regulatory T cells were analyzed at the peak of the disease...
September 15, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913840/loss-of-regulatory-characteristics-in-cd4-cd25-hi-t-cells-induced-by-impaired-transforming-growth-factor-beta-secretion-in-pneumoconiosis
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Lu-Qin Bian, Ling Mao, Ying Bi, Shao-Wei Zhou, Zi-Dan Chen, Jun Wen, Jin Shi, Ling Wang
Pneumoconiosis is caused by the accumulation of airborne dust in the lung, which stimulates a progressive inflammatory response that ultimately results in lung fibrosis and respiratory failure. It is possible that regulatory cells in the immune system could function to suppress inflammation and possibly slow or reverse disease progression. However, results in this study suggest that in pneumoconiosis patients, the regulatory T cells (Tregs) and B cells are functionally impaired. First, we found that pneumoconiosis patients presented an upregulation of CD4(+) CD25(+) T cells compared to controls, whereas the CD4(+) CD25(+) and CD4(+) CD25(hi) T cells were enriched with Th1- and Th17-like cells but not Foxp3-expressing Treg cells and evidenced by significantly higher T-bet, interferon (IFN)-γ, and interleukin (IL)-17 expression but lower Foxp3 and transforming growth factor (TGF)-β expression...
September 15, 2017: APMIS: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912510/the-th1-th17-balance-dictates-the-fibrosis-response-in-murine-radiation-induced-lung-disease
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Alexandra Paun, Marie-Eve Bergeron, Christina K Haston
Radiotherapy can result in lung diseases pneumonitis or fibrosis dependent on patient susceptibility. Herein we used inbred and genetically altered mice to investigate whether the tissue adaptive immune response to radiation injury influences the development of radiation-induced lung disease. Six inbred mouse strains were exposed to 18 Gy whole thorax irradiation and upon respiratory distress strains prone to pneumonitis with fibrosis presented an increased pulmonary frequency of Thelper (Th)17 cells which was not evident in strains prone solely to pneumonitis...
September 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906466/therapeutic-effect-of-exogenous-truncated-ik-protein-in-inflammatory-arthritis
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Seulgi Choi, HyeLim Park, SeoYeon Jung, Eun-Kyung Kim, Mi-La Cho, Jun-Ki Min, Su-Jin Moon, Sang-Myeong Lee, Jang-Hee Cho, Dong-Hee Lee, Jae-Hwan Nam
Inhibitor K562 (IK) protein was first isolated from the culture medium of K562, a leukemia cell line. It is known to be an inhibitory regulator of interferon-γ-induced major histocompatibility complex class (MHC) II expression. Previously, we found that transgenic (Tg) mice constitutively expressing truncated IK (tIK) showed reduced numbers of pathogenic Th1 and Th17 cells, which are known to be involved in the development of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Here, we investigated whether exogenous tIK protein has a therapeutic effect in arthritis in disease models and analyzed its mechanism...
September 14, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906131/effects-of-immunomodulators-on-the-response-induced-by-vaccines-against-autoimmune-diseases
#9
Dante J Marciani
A promising treatment for T-cell-mediated autoimmune diseases is the induction of immune tolerance by modulating the immune response against self-antigens, an objective that may be achieved by vaccination. There are two main types of vaccines currently under development. The tolerogenic vaccines, composed of proteins formed by a cytokine fused to a self-antigen, which usually induce tolerance by eliminating the T-cells that are immune reactive against the self-antigen. The immunogenic vaccines, comprised of a self-antigen plus a sole Th2 adjuvant either free or conjugated, that alleviate autoimmunity by switching the immune response against the self-antigen, from a damaging pro-inflammatory Th1/Th17 to an anti-inflammatory Th2 immunity...
September 14, 2017: Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903402/impact-of-chronic-methamphetamine-treatment-on-the-atherosclerosis-formation-in-apoe-mice-fed-a-high-cholesterol-diet
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Pengfei Zhu, Lun Li, Bo Gao, Mingjing Zhang, Yuting Wang, Ye Gu, Liqun Hu
BACKGROUND: We previously reported that methamphetamine could promote atherosclerosis (AS) in ApoE-/- mice fed normal chow. We herein observed the impact of methamphetamine on AS in ApoE-/- mice fed a high cholesterol diet and explored the potential mechanisms. RESULTS AND MATERIALS AND METHODS: Male ApoE-/- mice fed a high cholesterol diet were treated with saline (NS, n = 5) or methamphetamine [8 mg/kg/day (M8, n = 6) through intraperitoneal injection] for 24 weeks...
August 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903312/gnp-gapdh1-22-nanovaccines-prevent-neonatal-listeriosis-by-blocking-microglial-apoptosis-and-bacterial-dissemination
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Ricardo Calderon-Gonzalez, Elisabet Frande-Cabanes, Hector Teran-Navarro, José María Marimon, Javier Freire, David Salcines-Cuevas, M Carmen Fariñas, Claudia Onzalez-Rico, Marco Marradi, Isabel Garcia, Mirian Alkorta-Gurrutxaga, Aida San Nicolas-Gomez, Ana Castañeda-Sampedro, Sonsoles Yañez-Diaz, Soledad Penades, Carmen Punzon, Javier Gomez-Roman, Fernando Rivera, Manuel Fresno, Carmen Alvarez-Dominguez
Clinical cases of neonatal listeriosis are associated with brain disease and fetal loss due to complications in early or late pregnancy, which suggests that microglial function is altered. This is believed to be the first study to link microglial apoptosis with neonatal listeriosis and listeriosis-associated brain disease, and to propose a new nanovaccine formulation that reverses all effects of listeriosis and confers Listeria monocytogenes (LM)-specific immunity. We examined clinical cases of neonatal listeriosis in 2013-2015 and defined two useful prognostic immune biomarkers to design listeriosis vaccines: high anti-GAPDH1-22 titres and tumor necrosis factor (TNF)/interleukin (IL)-6 ratios...
August 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901864/prenatal-stress-enhances-susceptibility-to-allergic-diseases-of-offspring
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Maria Moustaki, Sophia Tsabouri, Kostas Priftis, Konstantinos Douros
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Maternal prenatal stress (MPS) may result in a range of long-term consequences in the offspring among which is susceptibility to allergic diseases. This review presents the current knowledge on the pathways through which MPS may affect the fetus, and the existing evidence regarding the association between MPS and development of allergy in the offspring. RESULT AND DISCUSSION: A pivotal mediator triggered in response to stress is the release of glucocorticoids (GC)...
September 12, 2017: Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901553/total-leishmania-antigens-with-poly-i-c-induce-th1-protective-response
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Maria Victoria Sanchez, Ricardo Javier Eliçabe, María Silvia Di Genaro, María José Germanó, Susana Gea, María Fernanda García Bustos, María Cristina Salomón, Eduardo Alberto Scodeller, Diego Esteban Cargnelutti
AIMS: Our proposal was to develop a vaccine based on total Leishmania antigens (TLA) adjuvanted with polyinosinic-polycytidylic acid [Poly(I:C)] able to induce a Th1 response which can provide protection against Leishmania infection. METHODS AND RESULTS: Mice were vaccinated with two doses of TLA-Poly(I:C) administered by subcutaneous route at three week interval. Humoral and cellular immune responses induced by the immunization were measured. The protective efficacy of the vaccine was evaluated by challenging mice with infective promastigotes of Leishmania (Leishmania) amazonensis into the footpad...
September 13, 2017: Parasite Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900758/in-utero-development-of-memory-t-cells
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Dania Zhivaki, Richard Lo-Man
Pathogen-specific immune memory develops subsequent to primary exposure to antigen, mainly in the context of infection or vaccination to provide protection. Although a safe fetal life requires a tolerogenic environment in order to circumvent unnecessary inflammatory responses, it needs to be prepared in utero to face the microbial environment outside the womb. The possibility of immune memory generation in the fetus would help such transition providing protection in early life. This requires fetal T cell exposure to foreign antigens presented by dendritic cells...
September 12, 2017: Seminars in Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900678/socs1-regulator-of-t-cells-in-autoimmunity-and-cancer
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Subburaj Ilangumaran, Diwakar Bobbala, Sheela Ramanathan
SOCS1 is a negative feedback regulator of cytokine and growth factor receptor signaling, and plays an indispensable role in attenuating interferon gamma signaling. Studies on SOCS1-deficient mice have established a crucial role for SOCS1 in regulating CD8(+) T cell homeostasis. In the thymus, SOCS1 prevents thymocytes that had failed positive selection from surviving and expanding, ensures negative selection and prevents inappropriate developmental skewing toward the CD8 lineage. In the periphery, SOCS1 not only controls production of T cell stimulatory cytokines but also attenuates the sensitivity of CD8(+) T cells to synergistic cytokine stimulation and antigen non-specific activation...
September 13, 2017: Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900667/ammonium-trichloro-1-2-ethanediolato-o-o-tellurate-cures-experimental-visceral-leishmaniasis-by-redox-modulation-of-leishmania-donovani-trypanothione-reductase-and-inhibiting-host-integrin-linked-pi3k-akt-pathway
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Preeti Vishwakarma, Naveen Parmar, Pragya Chandrakar, Tanuj Sharma, Manoj Kathuria, Pramod K Agnihotri, Mohammad Imran Siddiqi, Kalyan Mitra, Susanta Kar
In an endeavor to search for affordable and safer therapeutics against debilitating visceral leishmaniasis, we examined antileishmanial potential of ammonium trichloro [1,2-ethanediolato-O,O']-tellurate (AS101); a tellurium based non toxic immunomodulator. AS101 showed significant in vitro efficacy against both Leishmania donovani promastigotes and amastigotes at sub-micromolar concentrations. AS101 could also completely eliminate organ parasite load from L. donovani infected Balb/c mice along with significant efficacy against infected hamsters (˃93% inhibition)...
September 12, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900244/il-4-enhances-il-10-production-in-th1-cells-implications-for-th1-and-th2-regulation
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Ruth E Mitchell, Masriana Hassan, Bronwen R Burton, Graham Britton, Elaine V Hill, Johan Verhagen, David C Wraith
IL-10 is an immunomodulatory cytokine with a critical role in limiting inflammation in immune-mediated pathologies. The mechanisms leading to IL-10 expression by CD4(+) T cells are being elucidated, with several cytokines implicated. We explored the effect of IL-4 on the natural phenomenon of IL-10 production by a chronically stimulated antigen-specific population of differentiated Th1 cells. In vitro, IL-4 blockade inhibited while addition of exogenous IL-4 to Th1 cultures enhanced IL-10 production. In the in vivo setting of peptide immunotherapy leading to a chronically stimulated Th1 phenotype, lack of IL-4Rα inhibited the induction of IL-10...
September 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899815/blockage-of-regulatory-t-cells-augments-induction-of-protective-immune-responses-by-influenza-virus-like-particles-in-aged-mice
#18
Zhiyuan Wen, Xi Wang, Ke Dong, Huizhong Zhang, Zhigao Bu, Ling Ye, Chinglai Yang
Elderly humans over 65 years old are at great risk to pathogenesis by influenza virus infection. However, although influenza vaccines provide effective protection in healthy young adults, protection of elderly adults is substantially lower even with a good match between the vaccine and the circulating influenza virus. To gain insight of the underlying mechanism for the reduced immunogenicity of influenza vaccines in the aged population, we investigated immunogenicity of influenza virus-like particle vaccines in aged mice, which represent a useful model for studying aging associated impairment in immune responses...
September 9, 2017: Microbes and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899400/impact-of-combined-sodium-chloride-and-saturated-long-chain-fatty-acid-challenge-on-the-differentiation-of-t-helper-cells-in-neuroinflammation
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Anna Hammer, Anne Schliep, Stefanie Jörg, Aiden Haghikia, Ralf Gold, Markus Kleinewietfeld, Dominik N Müller, Ralf A Linker
BACKGROUND: There has been a marked increase in the incidence of autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis (MS) in the last decades which is most likely driven by a change in environmental factors. Here, growing evidence suggests that ingredients of a Western diet like high intake of sodium chloride (NaCl) or saturated fatty acids may impact systemic immune responses, thus increasing disease susceptibility. Recently, we have shown that high dietary salt or long-chain fatty acid (LCFA) intake indeed aggravates T helper (Th) cell responses and neuroinflammation...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898911/lactobacilus-delbrueckii-subsp-bulgaricus-modulates-the-secretion-of-th1-th2-and-treg-cell-related-cytokines-by-pbmcs-from-patients-with-atopic-dermatitis
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Abdolkarim Sheikhi, Hojjat Giti, Mohammad Reza Heibor, Abdollah Jafarzadeh, Mansour Shakerian, Narges Baharifar, Fereidon Niruzad, Ali Sadeghi Moghaddam, Parviz Kokhaei, Mohammad Baghaeifar
Background Atopic dermatitis (AD) is an inflammatory skin disease which may be due to the imbalance between Th1-, Th2 and Treg cell-related immune responses. Evidences suggest that appropriate stimulation with probiotics may correct the skewed immune response in children with AD. The aim was to determine the effects of the yogurt culture lactobacillus Bulgaricus on the secretion of Th1/Th2/Treg type cytokines by PBMCs from children with AD. MethodsL. Bulgaricus was cultivated on MRS broth. The PBMCs from 20 children with AD were separated by Ficoll-Hypaque centrifugation and co-cultured with different concentrations of UV killed bacteria in RPMI-1640 plus 10% FCS for 48/72 h...
September 12, 2017: Drug Research
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