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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546929/aqueous-proinflammatory-cytokines-in-acute-primary-angle-closure-eyes
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Yao-Ming Liu, Shi-Da Chen, Xing-Yi Li, Wen-Bin Huang, Fei Li, Jia-Wei Wang, Ying-Qi Li, Xiu-Lan Zhang
AIM: To evaluate changes of proinflammatory cytokines in aqueous humor of patients with acute primary angle-closure (APAC) and age-related cataracts. METHODS: Twenty eyes of 20 APAC patients and 15 eyes of 15 age-related cataract patients were included in this cross-sectional study. Aqueous humor samples were collected prospectively. The levels of 20 proinflammatory cytokines were evaluated in the aqueous humor of the APAC and cataract patients using the multiplex bead immunoassay technique...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537524/bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-inhibit-t-follicular-helper-cell-in-lupus-prone-mice
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X Yang, J Yang, X Li, W Ma, H Zou
Background The objective of this paper is to analyze the role of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs) on the differentiation of T follicular helper (Tfh) cells in lupus-prone mice. Methods Bone marrow cells were isolated from C57BL/6 (B6) mice and cultured in vitro, and surface markers were identified by flow cytometry. Naïve CD4(+) T cells, splenocytes and Tfh cells were isolated from B6 mice spleens and co-cultured with BM-MSCs. The proliferation and the differentiation of CD4(+) T cells and Tfh cells were analyzed by flow cytometry...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533995/crohn-s-disease-and-ulcerative-colitis-show-unique-cytokine-profiles
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Zoltan H Nemeth, Dorian A Bogdanovski, Patricia Barratt-Stopper, Samantha R Paglinco, Luca Antonioli, Rolando H Rolandelli
INTRODUCTION: Networks of cytokines have been implicated in both forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD): Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC). While CD has associated with T-helper type 1 (Th1) immune responses, UC shows Th2 patterns. Recent studies reported that the inflamed intestinal regions in both CD and UC are significantly infiltrated with a newly described set of T helper, the Th17 cells. These cells have unique cytokine responses. These findings prompted us to further explore the cytokine profiles of CD and UC with a special focus on the Th2 and Th17 related mediators...
April 19, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507811/adoptive-natural-killer-cell-therapy-is-effective-in-reducing-pulmonary-metastasis-of-ewing-sarcoma
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Alexander A Tong, Hasan Hashem, Saada Eid, Frederick Allen, Daniel Kingsley, Alex Y Huang
The survival of patients with metastatic or relapsed Ewing sarcoma (ES) remains dismal despite intensification of combination chemotherapy and radiotherapy, precipitating the need for novel alternative therapies with minimal side effects. Natural killer (NK) cells are promising additions to the field of cellular immunotherapy. Adoptive NK cell therapy has shown encouraging results in hematological malignancies. Despite these initial promising successes, however, NK cell therapy for solid tumors remains to be investigated using in vivo tumor models...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500636/immune-correlates-of-hepatitis-b-surface-antigen-spontaneous-seroconversion-in-hepatitis-b-e-antigen-negative-chronic-hepatitis-b-patients
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Ashish Kumar Vyas, Barjesh Chander Sharma, Shiv Kumar Sarin, Nirupma Trehanpati
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) seroconversion in HBeAg-ve chronic hepatitis B (CHB) infection is rare, possibly due to poor antigen processing and impaired humoral response. We investigated the role of dendritic cells (DCs), T follicular helper (TFH) cells and plasma B cells in seroconversion. METHODS: HBeAg-ve (n=135) CHB patients with raised ALT at baseline were followed-up. Patients undergoing HBsAg sero-conversion (Gr. I, n=11) were compared with non-converters with low (Gr...
May 13, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500073/fc%C3%AE-riiia-signaling-modulates-endosomal-tlr-responses-in-human-cd4-t-cells
#6
Anil K Chauhan
Recognition of Ab-opsonized pathogens by immune cells triggers both TLR and Fc receptor signaling. Fc receptors endocytose modified nucleic acids bound to Abs and deliver them to endosomes, where they are recognized by nucleic acid-sensing TLRs (NA-TLRs). We show that in CD4(+) T cells, NA-TLRs, TLR3, TLR8, and TLR9 are upregulated by FcγRIIIa-pSyk cosignaling and localize with FcγRIIIa on the cell surface. TLR9 accumulates on the cell surface, where it recognizes CpG oligonucleotide 2006. Subcellular location of NA-TLRs is a key determinant in discriminating self versus viral nucleic acid...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497028/inactive-gingipains-from-p-gingivalis-selectively-skews-t-cells-toward-a-th17-phenotype-in-an-il-6-dependent-manner
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Izabela Glowczyk, Alicia Wong, Barbara Potempa, Olena Babyak, Maciej Lech, Richard J Lamont, Jan Potempa, Joanna Koziel
Gingipain cysteine proteases are considered key virulence factors of Porphyromonas gingivalis. They significantly influence antibacterial and homeostatic functions of macrophages, neutrophils, the complement system, and cytokine networks. Recent data indicate the role of P. gingivalis in T cell differentiation; however, the involvement of gingipains in this process remains elusive. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the contribution of danger signals triggered by the gingipains on the generation of Th17 cells, which play a key role in protection against bacterial diseases but may cause chronic inflammation and bone resorption...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491060/shaping-of-natural-killer-cell-antitumor-activity-by-ex-vivo-cultivation
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REVIEW
Markus Granzin, Juliane Wagner, Ulrike Köhl, Adelheid Cerwenka, Volker Huppert, Evelyn Ullrich
Natural killer (NK) cells are a promising tool for the use in adoptive immunotherapy, since they efficiently recognize and kill tumor cells. In this context, ex vivo cultivation is an attractive option to increase NK cells in numbers and to improve their antitumor potential prior to clinical applications. Consequently, various strategies to generate NK cells for adoptive immunotherapy have been developed. Here, we give an overview of different NK cell cultivation approaches and their impact on shaping the NK cell antitumor activity...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490810/establishment-of-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-from-normal-b-cells-and-inducing-aid-expression-in-their-differentiation-into-hematopoietic-progenitor-cells
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Fumihiko Kawamura, Makoto Inaki, Atsushi Katafuchi, Yu Abe, Naohiro Tsuyama, Yumiko Kurosu, Aki Yanagi, Mitsunori Higuchi, Satoshi Muto, Takumi Yamaura, Hiroyuki Suzuki, Hideyoshi Noji, Shinichi Suzuki, Mitsuaki A Yoshida, Megumi Sasatani, Kenji Kamiya, Masafumi Onodera, Akira Sakai
B cell derived induced pluripotent stem cells (BiPSCs) were recently established from peripheral blood B cells by the simultaneous transfection of Yamanaka factors (Oct3/4, Sox2, Klf4, c-Myc) and C/EBPα using a Sendai virus vector. Here, using a different method, we established BiPSCs with immunoglobulin heavy chain (IgH) gene rearrangement from normal B cells purified from lymph nodes. The critical points of our method are pre-stimulation of B cells with IL-21 and CD40-ligand (CD40L), followed by consecutive transfection of highly concentrated Yamanaka factors using a retroviral vector...
May 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489883/bmp-7-induces-apoptosis-in-human-germinal-center-b-cells-and-is-influenced-by-tgf-%C3%AE-receptor-type-i-alk5
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Lise K Bollum, Kanutte Huse, Morten P Oksvold, Baoyan Bai, Vera I Hilden, Lise Forfang, Sun Ok Yoon, Sébastien Wälchli, Erlend B Smeland, June H Myklebust
Selection and maturation of B cells into plasma cells producing high-affinity antibodies occur in germinal centers (GC). GCs form transiently in secondary lymphoid organs upon antigen challenge, and the GC reaction is a highly regulated process. TGF-β is a potent negative regulator, but the influence of other family members including bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) is less known. Studies of human peripheral blood B lymphocytes showed that BMP-6 suppressed plasmablast differentiation, whereas BMP-7 induced apoptosis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486793/inflammatory-bowel-disease-updates-on-molecular-targets-for-biologics
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REVIEW
Konstantinos H Katsanos, Konstantinos A Papadakis
Therapy for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has changed, with several new agents being evaluated. The era of anti-tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) antibody therapy saw remarkable progress in IBD therapy. Some patients, however, do not respond to anti-TNF treatment, or their response decreases over time. This phenomenon highlights the need to identify new molecular targets for therapy in IBD. The targets of new therapeutic molecules in IBD must aim to restore immune dysregulation by the inhibition of proinflammatory cytokines (TNF-α, interleukin [IL]-6, IL-13, IL-17, IL-18, and IL-21) and augmentation of the effect of anti-inflammatory cytokines (IL-10, IL-11, and transforming growth factor β) and to pursue new anti-inflammatory targets, such as regulatory T-cell therapy, Smad7 antisense, Janus-activated kinase inhibition, Toll-like receptor stimulation, leukocyte adhesion, and blockade of T-cell homing via integrins and mucosal addressin cellular adhesion molecule-1...
May 11, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482188/pregnancy-favors-the-expansion-of-circulating-functional-follicular-helper-t-cells
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Clarice Monteiro, Taissa M Kasahara, José Roberto Castro, Priscila M Sacramento, Joana Hygino, Newton Centurião, Tatiane Cassano, Lana M Ferreira Lopes, Simone Leite, Vander Guimarães Silva, Sudhir Gupta, Cleonice A M Bento
Pregnancy favors antibody production, and some evidence has suggested a direct effect of estrogen on B cells. The impact of pregnancy on circulating follicular helper T (TFH) cells, typically identified by the expression of CD45RO and CXCR5, has not been previously investigated. Here, the percentage of TFH cells, co-expressing or not PD-1, ICOS, or CXCR3 markers was significantly higher in pregnant women (PW) as compared with non-pregnant ones (nPW). Furthermore, the percentage of CXCR3(+) TFH cells able to produce IL-6, IL-21, and IL-10 was significantly higher in PW than nPW...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Reproductive Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476239/defective-il-4-signaling-in-t-cells-defines-severe-common-variable-immunodeficiency
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Eli Taraldsrud, Børre Fevang, Silje F Jørgensen, Kristine Moltu, Vera Hilden, Kjetil Taskén, Pål Aukrust, June H Myklebust, Johanna Olweus
Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) is defined by hypogammaglobulinemia and B-cell dysfunction, with significant clinical and immunological heterogeneity. Severe non-infectious complications, such as autoimmunity, granulomatous disease and splenomegaly, constitute a major cause of morbidity in CVID patients. T cells are generally regarded important for development of these clinical features. However, while T-cell abnormalities have been found in CVID patients, functional characteristics of T cells corresponding to well-defined clinical subtypes have not been identified...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473831/il-7-and-cd4-t-follicular-helper-cells-in-hiv-1-infection
#14
Francesca Chiodi, Yonas Bekele, Rebecka Lantto Graham, Aikaterini Nasi
IL-7 was previously shown to upregulate the expression of molecules important for interaction of CD4+ T cells with B cells. It is poorly studied whether IL-7 has a role in the biology of T follicular helper (Tfh) cells and whether IL-7 dysregulates the expression of B-cell costimulatory molecules on Tfh cells. We review the literature and provide arguments in favor of IL-7 being involved in the biology of human Tfh cells. The CD127 IL-7 receptor is expressed on circulating Tfh and non-Tfh cells, and we show that IL-7, but not IL-6 or IL-21, upregulates the expression of CD70 and PD-1 on these cells...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468967/high-syk-expression-drives-constitutive-activation-of-cd21-low-b-cells
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Baerbel Keller, Ina Stumpf, Valentina Strohmeier, Susanne Usadel, Els Verhoeyen, Hermann Eibel, Klaus Warnatz
Human CD21(low) B cells present with an activated phenotype and accumulate in distinct disorders connected with chronic immune stimulation. Signaling studies had revealed an increased basal phosphorylation of spleen tyrosine kinase (SYK) and phospholipase Cγ2. Additional BCR stimulation of these constitutively active cells, however, led to reduced activation of these signaling molecules and subsequently NF-κB and Ca(2+) activation. In this article, we demonstrate that high SYK expression is a common feature of CD21(low) B cells independent of the underlying disorder, and that this high expression is sufficient to drive constitutive phosphorylation of SYK and its immediate targets Bruton's tyrosine kinase and phospholipase Cγ2...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468877/preservation-of-peripheral-t-follicular-helper-cell-function-in-hiv-controllers
#16
Supranee Buranapraditkun, Franco Pissani, Jeffrey E Teigler, Bruce T Schultz, Galit Alter, Mary Marovich, Merlin L Robb, Michael A Eller, Jeff Martin, Steven Deeks, Nelson L Michael, Hendrik Streeck
The maturation process of high-affinity antibodies is a result of intricate interactions between B cells and follicular helper T (Tfh) cells occurring in lymphoid germinal centers. HIV infection induces significant chronic immune activation, phenotypic skewing, and inflammation driven by years of continuous viral replication. High levels of viremia as well as immune activation and dysfunction have been demonstrated to have a perturbing impact on the B cell memory compartment and contribute to B cell exhaustion...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467480/assessment-of-sequence-homology-and-immunologic-cross-reactivity-between-tree-shrew-tupaia-belangeri-and-human-il-21
#17
Rong Ding, Hui Zhang, Lihong Zhang, Wenwen Zhao, Yongyin Li, Jianyong Yang, Yuanxu Zhang, Shiwu Ma
Many studies have indicated that the expression of interleukin-21 (IL-21) is associated with the pathogenesis of certain liver diseases. However, in alternative animal models of liver diseases, it remains unknown whether the tree shrew could be utilized to analyze the relationship between IL-21 and liver diseases. Here, the phylogenetic tree, sequence alignment and protein structure model of tree shrew and human IL-21 were analyzed using bioinformatics software. A pEGFP-N3/tsIL-21 eukaryotic expression vector of tree shrew IL-21 (tsIL-21) was constructed, and IL-21 expression by the vector-transfected Huh7 cells was evaluated using the newly established quantitative real-time PCR and immunologic protocols for assessing human IL-21...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465534/low-proportion-of-follicular-regulatory-t-cell-in-renal-transplant-patients-with-chronic-antibody-mediated-rejection
#18
Wen Chen, Jian Bai, Haiyan Huang, Lili Bi, Xiangrui Kong, Yu Gao, Yong Han, Li Xiao, Bingyi Shi
Follicular regulatory T (Tfr) cell can effectively regulate humoral immunity, but its function and mechanism in antibody-mediated rejection (AMR) after organ transplantation remains unclear. Here we detected follicular helper T (Tfh) cell subsets in 88 renal transplant patients with chronic renal allograft dysfunction (40 with AMR and 48 without AMR). The ratio of Tfr cells in renal graft tissues and peripheral blood of AMR patients significantly decreased, while the ratio of IL-21-producing Tfh cells (Tfh2 and Tfh17) significantly increased, compared to non-AMR patients...
May 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463395/clinical-relevance-of-circulating-anti-ena-and-anti-dsdna-secreting-cells-from-sle-patients-and-their-dependence-on-stat-3-activation
#19
Raquel de la Varga Martínez, Beatriz Rodríguez-Bayona, Gustavo A Añez, Fermín Medina Varo, José J Pérez Venegas, José A Brieva, Carmen Rodríguez
Disturbances of plasma cell homeostasis and auto-antibody production are hallmarks of systemic lupus erythematosus. The aim of this study was to explore the presence of circulating anti-ENA and anti-dsDNA antibody-secreting cells, to determine their dependence on plasma cell-niche cytokines and to analyze their clinical value. The study was performed in SLE patients with serum anti-ENA and/or anti-dsDNA antibodies (n = 57). Enriched B-cell fractions and sorted antibody-secreting cells (CD19(low) CD38(high) ) were obtained from blood...
May 2, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462919/targeting-antigen-independent-proliferation-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-through-differential-kinase-inhibition
#20
E Slinger, R Thijssen, A P Kater, E Eldering
The clinical success of B cell receptor (BCR) signaling pathway inhibitors in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is attributed to inhibition of adhesion in and migration towards the lymph node. Proliferation of CLL cells is restricted to this protective niche, but the underlying mechanism(s) is/are not known. Treatment with BCR pathway inhibitors results in rapid reductions of total clone size, while CLL cell survival is not affected, which points towards inhibition of proliferation. However, BCR stimulation does not induce proliferation of CLL in vitro, while triggering via TLR-, TNF- or cytokine- receptors does...
May 2, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
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