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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644973/il-18-il-15-il-12-synergy-induces-elevated-and-prolonged-ifn-%C3%AE-production-by-ex-vivo-expanded-nk-cells-which-is-not-due-to-enhanced-stat4-activation
#1
Evan Lusty, Sophie M Poznanski, Karen Kwofie, Talveer S Mandur, Dean A Lee, Carl D Richards, Ali A Ashkar
The synergistic effect of IL-18/IL-15/IL-12 stimulation potently activates NK cells, inducing high levels of IFN-γ production. As a result of this potent stimulatory effect, NK cell pre-activation with IL-18/IL-15/IL-12 is being developed as a cancer immunotherapy. Ex vivo expansion of NK cells enables the efficient generation of large numbers of NK cells for wide-scale and repeated therapeutic use, and is thus an important source of NK cells for clinical application. However, the effects of IL-18/IL-15/IL-12 stimulation on ex vivo expanded NK cells have not yet been assessed...
June 20, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642888/aquaporin-4-antibodies-in-patients-treated-with-natalizumab-for-suspected-ms
#2
Anna Gahlen, Anne-Kathrin Trampe, Steffen Haupeltshofer, Marius Ringelstein, Orhan Aktas, Achim Berthele, Brigitte Wildemann, Ralf Gold, Sven Jarius, Ingo Kleiter
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate (1) the frequency of aquaporin-4 antibody (AQP4-ab)-seropositive cases among patients treated with natalizumab (NAT) and previously diagnosed with MS (MS(NAT)) in a nationwide cohort, (2) the clinical course of NAT-treated AQP4-ab-seropositive neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) patients (NMO(NAT)), (3) AQP4-ab titers in NMO(NAT) and AQP4-ab-seropositive NMOSD treated with other immunotherapies (NMO(IT)), and (4) immune mechanisms influencing disease activity in NMO(NAT)...
July 2017: Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638738/activation-of-the-fcgammareceptoriiia-on-human-natural-killer-cells-leads-to-increased-expression-of-functional-interleukin-21-receptor
#3
Elizabeth L McMichael, Nicholas B Courtney, Megan C Duggan, Robert Wesolowski, Dionisia Quiroga, Sri Vidya Kondadasula, Lakhvir S Atwal, Neela Bhave, Eric Luedke, Alena Cristina Jaime-Ramirez, Amanda R Campbell, Xiaokui Mo, John C Byrd, William E Carson Iii
Natural killer (NK) cells are innate immune effector cells that play a crucial role in immune surveillance and the destruction of cancer cells. NK cells express a low-affinity receptor for the Fc or constant region of immunoglobulin G (FcγRIIIa) and multiple cytokine receptors that respond to antibody-coated targets and cytokines in the tumor microenvironment. In the present work, microarray gene expression analysis revealed that the IL-21 receptor (IL-21R) was strongly upregulated following FcR stimulation...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638225/sodium-selenite-ameliorates-dextran-sulfate-sodium-induced-chronic-colitis-in-mice-by-decreasing-th1-th17-and-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-and-increasing-cd4-cd25-regulatory-t-cell-responses
#4
Li-Xuan Sang, Bing Chang, Jun-Feng Zhu, Fang-Li Yang, Yan Li, Xue-Feng Jiang, Da-Nan Wang, Chang-Long Lu, Xun Sun
AIM: To assess the effect of sodium selenite on the severity of dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-induced colitis in C57BL/6 mice. METHODS: Mice were randomly divided into four groups (n = 10/group): normal group, selenium (Se) group, chronic colitis group, and Se + chronic colitis group. The mice were sacrificed on day 26. Survival rates, clinical symptoms, colon length, and histological changes were determined. The percentages and absolute numbers of immune system cells in the lamina propria lymphocytes (LPL) of the colon, the expression of mRNA in colon tissue, and the concentrations of Th1, Th17, and Treg cytokines in LPL from the large intestine, were measured...
June 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635548/th-17-regulatory-cytokines-il-21-il-23-and-il-6-enhance-neutrophil-production-of-il-17-cytokines-during-asthma
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Rabih Halwani, Asma Sultana, Alejandro Vazquez-Tello, Amer Jamhawi, Abeer A Al-Masri, Saleh Al-Muhsen
BACKGROUND: In a subset of severe asthma patients, chronic airway inflammation is associated with infiltration of neutrophils, Th-17 cells and elevated expression of Th-17-derived cytokines (e.g., interleukin [IL]-17, IL-21, IL-22). Peripheral neutrophils from allergic asthmatics are known to express higher IL-17 cytokine levels than those from healthy subjects, but the regulatory mechanisms involved are not well understood. We hypothesize that Th-17 regulatory cytokines could modulate IL-17 expression in neutrophils...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630387/assessment-of-t-helper-17-associated-cytokines-in-third-trimester-of-pregnancy
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Tahereh Poordast, Fateme Sadat Najib, Rasoul Baharlou, Atena Bijani, Shaghayegh Moradi Alamdarloo, Alieh Poordast
BACKGROUND: Preeclampsia is a common pregnancy-specific disorder associated with significant maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality worldwide. It has been proposed that the imbalance between two CD4+ T cell subtypes, regulatory T cells (Treg) and T-helper 17 cells (Th17), is involved in the pathophysiology of preeclampsia. OBJECTIVES: To determine the serum levels of IL-17, IL-21, IL-23 and TGF-β in patients with preeclampsia. METHODS: Blood samples were collected from 30 preeclampsia patients, 30 normotensive pregnant women and 30 healthy individuals with no history of malignancies or autoimmune disorders based on simple sampling...
June 2017: Iranian Journal of Immunology: IJI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627588/il%C3%A2-22-expression-is-increased-variedly-in-the-initial-phase-onset-and-chronic-phase-of-a-pristane%C3%A2-induced-arthritis-rat-model
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Weikun Hou, Bo Wang, Yan Zhou, Ke Xu, Liesu Meng, Wenhua Zhu, Congshan Jiang, Peng Xu, Shemin Lu
The aim of the present study was to investigate the expression pattern of T helper (Th) 17 and Th22 cell-related factors in a pristane‑induced arthritis (PIA) rat model. PIA rats were divided into the initial phase group [day (D) 6 post‑pristane injection], the onset of clinical arthritis group (D12), the acute arthritis group (D26) and the chronic arthritis group (D70). Rats injected with saline alone were used as the control group. The mRNA expression levels of interleukin (IL)‑17A, IL‑17F, interferon (IFN)‑γ, IL‑22, IL‑22 receptor (R) 1, IL‑22 binding protein (BP) and RAR‑related orphan receptor α were examined in the spleen and/or synovium of the various phases of PIA rats by reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction analysis...
June 9, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627158/evaluation-of-serum-interleukin-21-and-hla-c1-polymorphism-in-pediatrician-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-for-early-diagnosis-of-acute-graft-versus-host-disease
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N Sehati, P Kokhaei, A Motevalizade Ardekani, R Tootoonchian, F Pak
Background: Allogenic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is a strategy used for treatment of different malignant diseases. However, success of allo-HSCT can be hampered by graft-versus-host-disease (GVHD). Natural killer (NK) cells may play an important role in activating antigen presenting cells and subsequent activation of T cells. The main purpose of this study was the evaluation of IL-21, as a blood biomarker, for early detection of acute GVHD (aGVHD) in children after HSCT and also the study of human leukocytes antigen (HLA)-C1 polymorphism, as a targeting ligand for NK cells in these patients...
June 19, 2017: Iranian Biomedical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622456/elevated-ccl25-and-ccr9-expressing-t-helper-cells-in-salivary-glands-of-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-patients-potential-new-axis-in-lymphoid-neogenesis
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Sofie L M Blokland, Maarten R Hillen, Aike A Kruize, Stephan Meller, Bernhard Homey, Glennda M Smithson, Timothy R D J Radstake, Joel A G van Roon
Introduction T follicular helper (Tfh)-cells play a critical role in germinal center formation and B-cell activation, both hallmarks of primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS). CCR9-expressing Th-cells have "Tfh-like" characteristics and are increased at mucosa-associated sites in several inflammatory conditions. Because of their unique characteristics and limited evaluation we investigated the local and systemic CCL25/CCR9-axis in pSS. Methods CCL25 protein and mRNA levels and CCR9+ Th-cells were assessed in labial salivary glands (LSG) of pSS and non-Sjögren's sicca (nSS) patients and their correlation with inflammatory and clinical parameters was evaluated...
June 16, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621822/cdna-microarray-analysis-identifies-nr4a2-as-a-novel-molecule-involved-in-the-pathogenesis-of-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
#10
Hiroyuki Takahashi, Hiroto Tsuboi, Hiromitsu Asashima, Tomoya Hirota, Yuya Kondo, Masafumi Moriyama, Isao Matsumoto, Seiji Nakamura, Takayuki Sumida
OBJECTIVE: To examine genes expressed specifically in labial salivary glands (LSGs) of patients with Sjögren's syndrome (SS) in comparison with those of patients with IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) and to identify the genes involved in the pathogenesis of SS. METHODS: Gene expression in LSGs of SS patients, IgG4-RD patients and healthy controls (HC) was analyzed by cDNA microarray. Quantitative PCR (qPCR) was used to validate the up-regulation of differentially expressed genes (DEGs) in SS...
June 16, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620653/successive-annual-influenza-vaccination-induces-a-recurrent-oligoclonotypic-memory-response-in-circulating-t-follicular-helper-cells
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Ramin Sedaghat Herati, Alexander Muselman, Laura Vella, Bertram Bengsch, Kaela Parkhouse, Daniel Del Alcazar, Jonathan Kotzin, Susan A Doyle, Pablo Tebas, Scott E Hensley, Laura F Su, Kenneth E Schmader, E John Wherry
T follicular helper (Tfh) CD4 cells are crucial providers of B cell help during adaptive immune responses. A circulating population of CD4 T cells, termed cTfh, have similarity to lymphoid Tfh, can provide B cell help, and responded to influenza vaccination. However, it is unclear whether human vaccination-induced cTfh respond in an antigen-specific manner and whether they form long-lasting memory. Here, we identified a cTfh population that expressed multiple T cell activation markers and could be readily identified by coexpression of ICOS and CD38...
February 2017: Science Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620644/topical-application-of-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-ameliorated-liver-parenchyma-damage-after-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-an-animal-model
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Ping Kuen Lam, Charing Ching Ning Chong, Anthony Wing Ip Lo, Anthony Wing Hung Chan, Cindy See Wai Tong, Don Wai Ching Chin, Kenneth Hoi Kin Wong, Richard Kwong Wai Choy, Andrew Kai-Yip Fung, Yi Xiang Wang, Ka Fai To, Paul Bo San Lai
BACKGROUND: Ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) is commonly encountered after liver surgery. This study evaluated the hepatoprotective effects of topically applied adipose-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (ADMSCs) on hepatic IRI in a rat model. METHODS: ADMSCs from transgenic green fluorescent protein Sprague-Dawley rats were topically applied to the liver surface of Sprague-Dawley rats after hepatic IRI and fixed in position by fibrin glue (group A, n = 24). An equivalent amount of ADMSCs were administered through the portal (group B, n = 24) or tail vein (group C, n = 24)...
June 2017: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620390/belatacept-does-not-inhibit-follicular-t-cell-dependent-b-cell-differentiation-in-kidney-transplantation
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Gretchen N de Graav, Dennis A Hesselink, Marjolein Dieterich, Rens Kraaijeveld, Wenda Verschoor, Dave L Roelen, Nicolle H R Litjens, Anita S Chong, Willem Weimar, Carla C Baan
Humoral alloreactivity has been recognized as a common cause of kidney transplant dysfunction. B-cell activation, differentiation, and antibody production are dependent on IL-21(+)CXCR5(+)follicular T-helper (Tfh) cells. Here, we studied whether belatacept, an inhibitor of the costimulatory CD28-CD80/86-pathway, interrupts the crosstalk between Tfh- and B-cells more efficiently than the calcineurin inhibitor tacrolimus. The suppressive effects of belatacept and tacrolimus on donor antigen-driven Tfh-B-cell interaction were functionally studied in peripheral blood mononuclear cells from 40 kidney transplant patients randomized to a belatacept- or tacrolimus-based immunosuppressive regimen...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615039/interleukin-21-promotes-thymopoiesis-recovery-following-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Aurélie Tormo, Fatemeh Khodayarian, Yun Cui, Edouard Al-Chami, Reem Kanjarawi, Beatriz Noé, Huijie Wang, Moutih Rafei
BACKGROUND: Impaired T cell reconstitution remains a major deterrent in the field of bone marrow (BM) transplantation (BMT) due to pre-conditioning-induced damages inflicted to the thymi of recipient hosts. Given the previously reported thymo-stimulatory property of interleukin (IL)-21, we reasoned that its use post-BMT could have a profound effect on de novo T cell development. METHODS: To evaluate the effect of IL-21 on de novo T cell development in vivo, BM derived from RAG2p-GFP mice was transplanted into LP/J mice...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614055/inhibition-of-autoimmune-th17-cell-responses-by-pain-killer-ketamine
#15
Jeong-Eun Lee, Jung-Man Lee, Young-Jun Park, Byung-Seok Kim, Young-Tae Jeon, Yeonseok Chung
Ketamine is widely used in animals and humans as a systemic anesthetic. Although several immune-modulatory functions of ketamine have been reported, the effects of ketamine on the differentiation of Th17 cell are unknown. We found that ketamine significantly diminished the frequency of IL-17-producers among CD4+ T cells stimulated under Th17-skewing conditions. Mechanistic studies showed that ketamine had little effect on the production of Th17-inducing cytokines by dendritic cells and the proliferation of T cells in response to anti-CD3; however it significantly hampered IL-21 expression as well as STAT3 phosphorylation in T cells upon IL-6 stimulation...
May 31, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607133/loss-of-thymic-innate-lymphoid-cells-leads-to-impaired-thymopoiesis-in-experimental-graft-vs-host-disease
#16
Jarrod A Dudakov, Anna M Mertelsmann, Margaret H O'Connor, Robert R Jenq, Enrico Velardi, Lauren F Young, Odette M Smith, Richard L Boyd, Marcel R M van den Brink, Alan M Hanash
Graft vs. host disease (GVHD) and post-transplant immunodeficiency are frequently related complications of allogeneic hematopoietic transplantation. Alloreactive donor T cells can damage thymic epithelium, thus limiting new T cell development. While the thymus has a remarkable capacity to regenerate after injury, endogenous thymic regeneration is impaired in GVHD. The mechanisms leading to this regenerative failure are largely unknown. Here we demonstrate in experimental mouse models that GVHD results in depletion of intrathymic group 3 innate lymphoid cells (ILC3s) necessary for thymic regeneration...
June 12, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604806/prostaglandin-e2-inhibits-tr1-cell-differentiation-through-suppression-of-c-maf
#17
Kirsten Mary Hooper, Weimin Kong, Doina Ganea
Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), a major lipid mediator abundant at inflammatory sites, acts as a proinflammatory agent in models of inflammatory/autoimmune diseases by promoting CD4 Th1/Th17 differentiation. Regulatory T cells, including the IL-10 producing Tr1 cells counterbalance the proinflammatory activity of effector Th1/Th17 cells. Tr1 cell differentiation and function are induced by IL-27, and depend primarily on sustained expression of c-Maf in addition to AhR and Blimp-1. In agreement with the in vivo proinflammatory role of PGE2, here we report for the first time that PGE2 inhibits IL-27-induced differentiation and IL-10 production of murine CD4+CD49b+LAG-3+Foxp3- Tr1 cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595093/association-of-polymorphisms-in-key-th-17-immune-response-genes-with-hbeag-positive-chronic-hepatitis-b-susceptibility-and-response-to-peg-ifna-2%C3%AE
#18
Hui Ju, Hua Liu, Zi-Bin Tian, Yue-Ping Jiang, Cui-Ping Zhang, Xi-Shuang Liu
This study aims to investigate effects of polymorphisms in key Th-17 immune response genes on the susceptibility to HBeAg-positive (HBeAg(+)) chronic hepatitis B (CHB) and response to PEG-IFNa-2α. A total of 139 patients with HBeAg(+) CHB treated with PEG-IFNa-2α and 145 healthy controls were enrolled to explore the association between IL-17A, IL-17F, IL-21 and IL-23R polymorphisms and HBeAg(+) CHB susceptibility, as well as treatment efficacies. Genotypes were determined by polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) and DNA sequencing...
June 5, 2017: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591933/possible-involvement-of-ccr7-pd-1-follicular-helper-t-cell-subset-in-the-pathogenesis-of-autoimmune-hepatitis
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Naruhiro Kimura, Satoshi Yamagiwa, Tomoyuki Sugano, Toru Setsu, Kentaro Tominaga, Hiroteru Kamimura, Masaaki Takamura, Shuji Terai
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Recent studies have demonstrated that B cells and follicular helper T (Tfh) cells, which are central regulators of humoral immune response, contribute to the development and progression of autoimmune diseases. Because Tfh cells can be divided into several subsets with distinct functional properties, this study aimed to examine the roles of different subsets of circulating Tfh cells in the immune pathogenesis of autoimmune hepatitis (AIH). METHODS: Thirty-five patients with AIH, 28 patients with primary biliary cholangitis, 24 patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB), and 44 health controls (HC) were enrolled...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589350/cytokine-expression-by-t-follicular-helper-cells
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Christoph Jandl, Claudia Loetsch, Cecile King
T follicular helper (Tfh) cells are a specialized subset of CD4(+) T cells located within temporary structures known as germinal centers (GC) formed within B cell follicles of secondary lymphoid organs. In the GC, Tfh cells facilitate the production of high-affinity antibodies through secretion of effector cytokines, such as IL-21 and IL-4, and through cell-to-cell interactions. The flow cytometric-based method described here allows the detection of intracellular cytokines within the Tfh population of secondary lymphoid organs (e...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
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