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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423191/origins-and-evolution-of-innate-lymphoid-cells-wardens-of-barrier-immunity
#1
Daniel R Neill, Robin J Flynn
The identification, in the late 2000's, of innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) as a new class of non-B, non-T lymphocytes has led to global efforts to understand their functions, plasticity, and evolutionary origins and to define their place within the leukocyte family. Although this work has uncovered striking similarities in the developmental cues, lineage-specific transcription factors and functional capacities of innate and adaptive lymphocytes, it has become clear that ILCs play a unique and defining role as stewards of barrier defence and that this sets them apart from their adaptive cousins...
April 19, 2017: Parasite Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422515/allergen-induced-increases-in-sputum-levels-of-group-2-innate-lymphoid-cells-in-asthmatic-subjects
#2
Ruchong Chen, Steven G Smith, Brittany Salter, Amani El-Gammal, John Paul Oliveria, Caitlin Obminski, Rick Watson, Paul M O'Byrne, Gail M Gauvreau, Roma Sehmi
RATIONALE: Group 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2), a major source of type 2 cytokines, initiate eosinophilic inflammatory responses in murine models of asthma. OBJECTIVES: Investigate the role of ILC2 in allergen-induced airway eosinophilic responses in atopic asthmatics. METHODS: Using a diluent-controlled allergen challenge cross-over study, where all subjects (n=10) developed allergen-induced early and late responses , airway eosinophilia and increased methacholine airway responsiveness, bone marrow, blood and sputum samples were collected pre- and post-inhalation challenge...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419818/local-group-2-innate-lymphoid-cells-promote-corneal-regeneration-after-epithelial-abrasion
#3
Jun Liu, Chengju Xiao, Hanqing Wang, Yunxia Xue, Dong Dong, Cuipei Lin, Fang Song, Ting Fu, Zhaorui Wang, Jiansu Chen, Hongwei Pan, Yangqiu Li, Dongqing Cai, Zhijie Li
Corneal injuries and infections are the leading cause of blindness worldwide. Thus, understanding the mechanisms that control healing of the damaged cornea is critical for the development of new therapies to promptly restore vision. Innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) are a recently identified heterogeneous cell population that has been reported to orchestrate immunity and promote tissue repair in the lungs and skin after injury. However, whether ILCs can modulate the repair process in the cornea remains poorly understood...
April 15, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416448/immunological-memory-of-group-2-innate-lymphoid-cells
#4
REVIEW
Itziar Martinez-Gonzalez, Laura Mathä, Catherine A Steer, Fumio Takei
Immunological memory has long been described as a property of the adaptive immune system that results in potent responses on exposure to an antigen encountered previously. While this definition appears to exclude cells that do not express antigen receptors, recent studies have shown that innate immune cells, including natural killer (NK) cells, macrophages, and, more recently, group 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2s) can record previous activations and respond more vigorously on reactivation. Here we review the similarities and differences between these forms of memory and the underlying mechanisms...
April 14, 2017: Trends in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413769/update-on-biomarkers-to-monitor-clinical-efficacy-response-during-and-post-treatment-in-allergen-immunotherapy
#5
REVIEW
Lubna Kouser, Jasper Kappen, Ross P Walton, Mohamed H Shamji
Allergen immunotherapy (AIT) is an immune modulating treatment for allergic diseases. Although highly effective, some patients do not respond to the treatment. To date there are no surrogate biomarkers that are predictive of the clinical response to AIT. More and more is known about the underlying immunological mechanism involved in AIT. Through modulation of both innate and adaptive immune responses, involving reduced ILC2 and enhanced Treg and Breg induction and functionality, along with induction of IgG4 antibody production which have the capacity to inhibit both allergen-induced basophil responsiveness and CD23-mediated IgE-facilitated allergen presentation, the result is an immune skewing towards a more balanced Type I response...
2017: Current Treatment Options in Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405615/prolonged-activation-of-il-5-producing-ilc2-causes-pulmonary-arterial-hypertrophy
#6
Masashi Ikutani, Koichi Tsuneyama, Makoto Kawaguchi, Junya Fukuoka, Fujimi Kudo, Susumu Nakae, Makoto Arita, Yoshinori Nagai, Satoshi Takaki, Kiyoshi Takatsu
IL-33 is one of the critical cytokines that activates group 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2s) and mediates allergic reactions. Accumulating evidence suggests that IL-33 is also involved in the pathogenesis of several chronic inflammatory diseases. Previously, we generated an IL-5 reporter mouse and revealed that lung IL-5-producing ILC2s played essential roles in regulating eosinophil biology. In this study, we evaluated the consequences of IL-33 administration over a long period, and we observed significant expansion of ILC2s and eosinophils surrounding pulmonary arteries...
April 6, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392332/type-2-innate-lymphoid-cells-disrupt-bronchial-epithelial-barrier-integrity-by-targeting-tight-junctions-via-il-13-in-asthma
#7
Kazunari Sugita, Catherine A Steer, Itziar Martinez-Gonzalez, Can Altunbulakli, Hideaki Morita, Francesc Castro-Giner, Terufumi Kubo, Paulina Wawrzyniak, Beate Rückert, Katsuko Sudo, Susumu Nakae, Kenji Matsumoto, Liam O'Mahony, Mübeccel Akdis, Fumio Takei, Cezmi A Akdis
BACKGROUND: Bronchial epithelial barrier leakiness and type 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2s) have been separately linked to asthma pathogenesis, however the influence of ILC2s on bronchial epithelial barrier has not been previously investigated. OBJECTIVE: We investigated the role of ILC2s in the regulation of bronchial epithelial tight junctions (TJs) and barrier function both in bronchial epithelial cells of asthmatic and healthy individuals and general ILC- and ILC2-deficient mice...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375154/type-2-innate-lymphoid-cells-treat-and-prevent-acute-gastrointestinal-graft-versus-host-disease
#8
Danny W Bruce, Heather E Stefanski, Benjamin G Vincent, Trisha A Dant, Shannon Reisdorf, Hemamalini Bommiasamy, David A Serody, Justin E Wilson, Karen P McKinnon, Warren D Shlomchik, Paul M Armistead, Jenny P Y Ting, John T Woosley, Bruce R Blazar, Dietmar M W Zaiss, Andrew N J McKenzie, James M Coghill, Jonathan S Serody
Acute graft-versus-host disease (aGVHD) is the most common complication for patients undergoing allogeneic stem cell transplantation. Despite extremely aggressive therapy targeting donor T cells, patients with grade III or greater aGVHD of the lower GI tract, who do not respond to therapy with corticosteroids, have a dismal prognosis. Thus, efforts to improve understanding of the function of local immune and non-immune cells in regulating the inflammatory process in the GI tract during aGVHD are needed. Here, we demonstrate, using murine models of allogeneic BMT, that type 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2s) in the lower GI tract are sensitive to conditioning therapy and show very limited ability to repopulate from donor bone marrow...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369954/the-role-of-ilc2-in-hookworm-infection
#9
Kara Filbey, Tiffany Bouchery, Graham Le Gros
Hookworm is a major public health concern, with around 500 million people affected worldwide (1). Still, relatively little is known about the immunological responses involved in human infection. Animal studies are mainly confined to using the natural rodent helminth Nippostrongylus brasiliensis, as this has been proposed as the most accurate model of hookworm infection in the mouse, with both its lifecycle, and the immune responses it invokes having been extremely well characterized. In this review, the roles of type 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2) in the control of and host tolerance to hookworm infection, particularly N...
March 31, 2017: Parasite Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366795/%C3%AE-2-integrins-rather-than-%C3%AE-1-integrins-mediate-alternaria-induced-ilc2-trafficking-to-the-lung
#10
Maya R Karta, Peter S Rosenthal, Andrew Beppu, Christine Y Vuong, Marina Miller, Sudipta Das, Richard C Kurten, Taylor A Doherty, David H Broide
BACKGROUND: Group 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2s) expand in the lungs of mice during type 2 inflammation induced by the fungal allergen Alternaria alternata. The increase in ILC2 numbers in the lung has been largely attributed to local proliferation and whether ILC2s migrate from the circulation to the lung following Alternaria exposure is unknown. OBJECTIVE: We examined whether human (lung, lymph node, blood) and mouse lung ILC2s express β1 and β2 integrin adhesion molecules, and whether these integrins are required for trafficking of ILC2 into the lungs of mice METHODS: Human and mouse ILC2s were assessed for surface expression of β1 and β2 integrins adhesion molecules by flow cytometry...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361874/il-15-sustains-il-7r-independent-ilc2-and-ilc3-development
#11
Michelle L Robinette, Jennifer K Bando, Wilbur Song, Tyler K Ulland, Susan Gilfillan, Marco Colonna
The signals that maintain tissue-resident innate lymphoid cells (ILC) in different microenvironments are incompletely understood. Here we show that IL-7 receptor (IL-7R) is not strictly required for the development of any ILC subset, as residual cells persist in the small intestinal lamina propria (siLP) of adult and neonatal Il7ra(-/-) mice. Il7ra(-/-) ILC2 primarily express an ST2(-) phenotype, but are not inflammatory ILC2. CCR6(+) ILC3, which express higher Bcl-2 than other ILC3, are the most abundant subset in Il7ra(-/-) siLP...
March 31, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360114/ror%C3%AE-dependent-type-2-innate-lymphoid-cells-are-required-and-sufficient-for-mucous-metaplasia-in-immature-mice
#12
Charu Rajput, Tracy X Cui, Mingyuan Han, Jing Lei, Joanna L Hinde, Qian Wu, J Kelley Bentley, Marc B Hershenson
Early-life wheezing associated respiratory tract infection by rhinovirus (RV) is considered a risk factor for asthma development. We have shown that RV infection of 6 day-old BALB/c mice, but not mature mice, induces an asthma-like phenotype which is associated with an increase in the population of type 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2s) and dependent on IL-13 and IL-25. We hypothesize that ILC2s are required and sufficient for development of the asthma-like phenotype in immature mice. Mice were infected with RV1B on day 6 of life and treated with vehicle or a chemical inhibitor of retinoic acid receptor-related orphan receptor (ROR)-α, SR3335 (15 mg/kg/day intraperitoneally for 7 days)...
March 30, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359987/developmental-options-and-functional-plasticity-of-innate-lymphoid-cells
#13
REVIEW
Ai Ing Lim, Thomas Verrier, Christian Aj Vosshenrich, James P Di Santo
Innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) are lineage- and antigen receptor-negative lymphocytes including natural killer (NK) cells and at least three distinguishable cell subsets (ILC1, ILC2, ILC3) that rapidly produce cytokines (IFN-γ, IL-5, IL-13, IL-17A, IL-22) upon activation. As such, ILCs can act as first-line defenders in the context of infection, inflammation and cancer. Because of the strong conservation between the expression of key transcription factors that can drive signature cytokine outputs in ILCs and differentiated helper T cells, it has been proposed that ILCs represent innate counterparts of the latter...
March 27, 2017: Current Opinion in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283063/systemic-human-ilc-precursors-provide-a-substrate-for-tissue-ilc-differentiation
#14
Ai Ing Lim, Yan Li, Silvia Lopez-Lastra, Ralph Stadhouders, Franziska Paul, Armanda Casrouge, Nicolas Serafini, Anne Puel, Jacinta Bustamante, Laura Surace, Guillemette Masse-Ranson, Eyal David, Helene Strick-Marchand, Lionel Le Bourhis, Roberto Cocchi, Davide Topazio, Paolo Graziano, Lucia Anna Muscarella, Lars Rogge, Xavier Norel, Jean-Michel Sallenave, Matthieu Allez, Thomas Graf, Rudi W Hendriks, Jean-Laurent Casanova, Ido Amit, Hans Yssel, James P Di Santo
Innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) represent innate versions of T helper and cytotoxic T cells that differentiate from committed ILC precursors (ILCPs). How ILCPs give rise to mature tissue-resident ILCs remains unclear. Here, we identify circulating and tissue ILCPs in humans that fail to express the transcription factors and cytokine outputs of mature ILCs but have these signature loci in an epigenetically poised configuration. Human ILCPs robustly generate all ILC subsets in vitro and in vivo. While human ILCPs express low levels of retinoic acid receptor (RAR)-related orphan receptor C (RORC) transcripts, these cells are found in RORC-deficient patients and retain potential for EOMES(+) natural killer (NK) cells, interferon gamma-positive (IFN-γ(+)) ILC1s, interleukin (IL)-13(+) ILC2s, and for IL-22(+), but not for IL-17A(+) ILC3s...
March 9, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279492/group-2-innate-lymphoid-cells-are-recruited-to-the-nasal-mucosa-in-patients-with-aspirin-exacerbated-respiratory-disease
#15
Jacqueline J Eastman, Kellen J Cavagnero, Adam S Deconde, Alex S Kim, Maya R Karta, David H Broide, Bruce L Zuraw, Andrew A White, Sandra C Christiansen, Taylor A Doherty
BACKGROUND: Aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease (AERD) is characterized by tissue eosinophilia and mast cell activation, including abundant production of prostaglandin D2 (PGD2). Group 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2s), which promote tissue eosinophilia and mast cell responses, undergo chemotaxis and cytokine production in response to PGD2, but it is unknown whether ILC2s are active in patients with AERD. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine whether ILC2 numbers change in peripheral blood and the nasal mucosa during COX-1 inhibitor-induced reactions in patients with AERD...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275135/nk-cells-alleviate-lung-inflammation-by-negatively-regulating-group-2-innate-lymphoid-cells
#16
Jiacheng Bi, Lulu Cui, Guang Yu, Xiaolu Yang, Youhai Chen, Xiaochun Wan
Group 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2s) play an important role in orchestrating type II immune responses. However, the cellular mechanisms of group 2 innate lymphoid cell regulation remain poorly understood. In this study, we found that activated NK cells inhibited the proliferation of, as well as IL-5 and IL-13 production by, ILC2s in vitro via IFN-γ. In addition, in a murine model of ILC2 expansion in the liver, polyinosinic-polycytidylic acid, an NK cell-activating agent, inhibited ILC2 proliferation, IL-5 and IL-13 production, and eosinophil recruitment...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264908/differences-in-the-importance-of-mast-cells-basophils-ige-and-igg-versus-cd4-t-cells-and-ilc2-cells-in-primary-and-secondary-immunity-to-strongyloides-venezuelensis
#17
Kaori Mukai, Hajime Karasuyama, Kenji Kabashima, Masato Kubo, Stephen J Galli
There is evidence that mast cells, basophils and IgE can contribute to immune responses to parasites, however, the relative importance of these effector elements in parasite immunity is not fully understood. Previous work in Il3-deficient and c-kit mutant Kit(W/W-v) mice indicated that interleukin-3 and c-Kit contribute to expulsion of the intestinal nematode Strongyloides venezuelensis (S.v.) during primary infection. Our findings in mast cell-deficient Kit(W-sh/W-sh) mice and two types of mast cell-deficient mice that have normal c-kit: "Hello Kitty" and MasTRECK mice, confirmed prior work in Kit(W/W-v) mice suggesting that mast cells play an important role in S...
March 6, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258196/downregulation-of-e-protein-activity-augments-an-ilc2-differentiation-program-in-the-thymus
#18
Hong-Cheng Wang, Liangyue Qian, Ying Zhao, Joni Mengarelli, Indra Adrianto, Courtney G Montgomery, Joseph F Urban, Kar-Ming Fung, Xiao-Hong Sun
Innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) are important regulators in various immune responses. The current paradigm states that all newly made ILCs originate from common lymphoid progenitors in the bone marrow. Id2, an inhibitor of E protein transcription factors, is indispensable for ILC differentiation. Unexpectedly, we found that ectopically expressing Id1 or deleting two E protein genes in the thymus drastically increased ILC2 counts in the thymus and other organs where ILC2 normally reside. Further evidence suggests a thymic origin of these mutant ILC2s...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244040/isolation-of-immune-cells-from-adipose-tissue-for-flow-cytometry
#19
Jonathan R Brestoff
Beige and brown adipocytes are thermogenic cells essential for maintaining metabolic homeostasis within white adipose tissue (WAT) and brown adipose tissue (BAT), respectively. Emerging studies indicate that various immune cell types such as alternatively activated macrophages (AAMacs), eosinophils, and group 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2s) critically regulate beige and/or brown adipocyte development and activation to protect against obesity and maintain core body temperature. These findings suggest that studies of beige and brown adipose tissue may benefit from traditional immunologic approaches such as flow cytometry of immune cells residing within WAT and BAT...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231307/differential-regulation-of-c5a-receptor-1-in-innate-immune-cells-during-the-allergic-asthma-effector-phase
#20
Fanny Ender, Anna V Wiese, Inken Schmudde, Jing Sun, Tillman Vollbrandt, Peter König, Yves Laumonnier, Jörg Köhl
C5a drives airway constriction and inflammation during the effector phase of allergic asthma, mainly through the activation of C5a receptor 1 (C5aR1). Yet, C5aR1 expression on myeloid and lymphoid cells during the allergic effector phase is ill-defined. Recently, we generated and characterized a floxed green fluorescent protein (GFP)-C5aR1 knock-in mouse. Here, we used this reporter strain to monitor C5aR1 expression in airway, pulmonary and lymph node cells during the effector phase of OVA-driven allergic asthma...
2017: PloS One
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