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REVIEW
Tomohiro Morio
DNA breaks can be induced by exogenous stimuli or by endogenous stress, but are also generated during recombination of V, D, and J genes (V(D)J recombination), immunoglobulin class switch recombination (CSR). Among various DNA breaks generated, DNA double strand break (DSB) is the most deleterious one. DNA damage response (DDR) is initiated when DSBs are detected, leading to DNA break repair by non-homologous end joining (NHEJ). The process is critically important for the generation of diversity for foreign antigens; and failure to exert DNA repair leads to immunodeficiency such as severe combined immunodeficiency and hyper-IgM syndrome...
May 26, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524857/a-defined-metabolic-state-in-pre-b-cells-governs-b-cell-development-and-is-counterbalanced-by-swiprosin-2-efhd1
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Merle Stein, Sebastian Dütting, Dimitrios Mougiakakos, Michael Bösl, Kristin Fritsch, Dorothea Reimer, Sophia Urbanczyk, Tobit Steinmetz, Wolfgang Schuh, Aline Bozec, Thomas H Winkler, Hans-Martin Jäck, Dirk Mielenz
B-cell development in the bone marrow comprises proliferative and resting phases in different niches. We asked whether B-cell metabolism relates to these changes. Compared to pro B and small pre B cells, large pre B cells revealed the highest glucose uptake and ROS but not mitochondrial mass, whereas small pre B cells exhibited the lowest mitochondrial membrane potential. Small pre B cells from Rag1(-/-);33.C9 μ heavy chain knock-in mice revealed decreased glycolysis (ECAR) and mitochondrial spare capacity compared to pro B cells from Rag1(-/-) mice...
May 19, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515359/t-cell-progenitor-therapy-facilitated-thymopoiesis-depends-upon-thymic-input-and-continued-thymic-microenvironment-interaction
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Michelle J Smith, Dawn K Reichenbach, Sarah L Parker, Megan J Riddle, Jason Mitchell, Kevin C Osum, Mahmood Mohtashami, Heather E Stefanski, Brian T Fife, Avinash Bhandoola, Kristin A Hogquist, Georg A Holländer, Juan Carlos Zúñiga-Pflücker, Jakub Tolar, Bruce R Blazar
Infusion of in vitro-derived T cell progenitor (proT) therapy with hematopoietic stem cell transplant aids the recovery of the thymus damaged by total body irradiation. To understand the interaction between proTs and the thymic microenvironment, WT mice were lethally irradiated and given T cell-deficient (Rag1-/-) marrow with WT in vitro-generated proTs, limiting mature T cell development to infused proTs. ProTs within the host thymus led to a significant increase in thymic epithelial cells (TECs) by day 21 after transplant, increasing actively cycling TECs...
May 18, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514688/the-e-id-protein-axis-specifies-adaptive-lymphoid-cell-identity-and-suppresses-thymic-innate-lymphoid-cell-development
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Masaki Miyazaki, Kazuko Miyazaki, Kenian Chen, Yi Jin, Jacob Turner, Amanda J Moore, Rintaro Saito, Kenichi Yoshida, Seishi Ogawa, Hans-Reimer Rodewald, Yin C Lin, Hiroshi Kawamoto, Cornelis Murre
Innate and adaptive lymphoid development is orchestrated by the activities of E proteins and their antagonist Id proteins, but how these factors regulate early T cell progenitor (ETP) and innate lymphoid cell (ILC) development remains unclear. Using multiple genetic strategies, we demonstrated that E proteins E2A and HEB acted in synergy in the thymus to establish T cell identity and to suppress the aberrant development of ILCs, including ILC2s and lymphoid-tissue-inducer-like cells. E2A and HEB orchestrated T cell fate and suppressed the ILC transcription signature by activating the expression of genes associated with Notch receptors, T cell receptor (TCR) assembly, and TCR-mediated signaling...
May 16, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507796/lyg1-exerts-antitumor-function-through-promoting-the-activation-proliferation-and-function-of-cd4-t-cells
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Huihui Liu, Yanfei Zhang, Zhengyang Liu, Pingzhang Wang, Xiaoning Mo, Weiwei Fu, Wanchang Liu, Yingying Cheng, Wenling Han
Identification of novel stimulatory cytokines with antitumor function would have great value in tumor immunotherapy investigations. Here, we report LYG1 (Lysozyme G-like 1) identified through the strategy of Immunogenomics as a novel classical secretory protein with tumor-inhibiting function. LYG1 recombinant protein (rhLYG1) could significantly suppress the growth of B16 tumors in WT B6 mice, but not in SCID-beige mice, Rag1(-/-) mice, CD4(+)- or CD8(+) T cell-deleted mice. It could increase the number of CD4(+) and CD8(+) T cells in tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes, tumor-draining lymph nodes, and spleens, and promote IFNγ production by T cells in tumor-bearing mice...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492061/viability-of-airborne-tumor-cells-during-excision-by-ultrasonic-device
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Masakazu Hashimoto, Tsuyoshi Kobayashi, Hirotaka Tashiro, Shintaro Kuroda, Yoshihiro Mikuriya, Tomoyuki Abe, Yuka Tanaka, Hideki Ohdan
Background. Laparoscopic surgery has become more widely used, but peritoneal dissemination and port-site metastasis have been reported to occur in these surgeries. One reason for these problems is the ultrasonically activated scalpel (UAS) used for laparoscopic surgery. This study aimed to investigate the viability of airborne cells released during cancer dissection using a UAS. Methods. Flank tumors measuring about 2 cm were induced in male NOD-Cg-Rag1(tm1Mom)IL2rg(tm1wjl/SzJ) mice by subcutaneous injection of 1 × 10(6) HepG2 cells...
2017: Surgery Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487604/overexpression-of-fibrinogen-like-protein-2-protects-against-t-cell-induced-colitis
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Agata Bartczak, Jianhua Zhang, Oyedele Adeyi, Achiya Amir, David Grant, Reginald Gorczynski, Nazia Selzner, Andrzej Chruscinski, Gary A Levy
AIM: To determine the effect of overexpression of fibrinogen-like protein 2 (FGL2) on regulatory T cell (Treg) and effector T (Teff) cell function on T cell-induced colitis in Rag1(-/-) mice. METHODS: Treg and Teff cells from fgl2(-/-), fgl2(+/+), and fgl2(Tg) mice were purified by FACS. They were studied in vitro for immunosuppressive activity and cell proliferation and in vivo for their effects on the development and prevention of T cell-induced colitis in Rag1(-/-) mice...
April 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453569/molecular-exploration-of-hidden-diversity-in-the-indo-west-pacific-sciaenid-clade
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Pei-Chun Lo, Shu-Hui Liu, Siti Azizah Mohd Nor, Wei-Jen Chen
The family Sciaenidae, known as croakers or drums, is one of the largest perciform fish families. A recent multi-gene based study investigating the phylogeny and biogeography of global sciaenids revealed that the origin and early diversification of this family occurred in tropical America during the Late Oligocene-Early Miocene before undergoing range expansions to other seas including the Indo-West Pacific, where high species richness is observed. Despite this clarification of the overall evolutionary history of the family, knowledge of the taxonomy and phylogeny of sciaenid genera endemic to the Indo-West Pacific is still limited due to lack of a thorough survey of all taxa...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451741/the-rag-transposon-is-active-through-the-deuterostome-evolution-and-domesticated-in-jawed-vertebrates
#9
Jose Ricardo Morales Poole, Sheng Feng Huang, Anlong Xu, Justine Bayet, Pierre Pontarotti
RAG1 and RAG2 are essential subunits of the V(D)J recombinase required for the generation of the variability of antibodies and T cell receptors in jawed vertebrates. It was demonstrated that the amphioxus homologue of RAG1-RAG2 is encoded in an active transposon, belonging to the transposase DDE superfamily. The data provided support the possibility that the RAG transposon has been active through the deuterostome evolution and is still active in several lineages. The RAG transposon corresponds to several families present in deuterostomes...
April 28, 2017: Immunogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438904/loss-of-resistance-to-angiotensin-ii-induced-hypertension-in-the-jackson-laboratory-recombination-activating-gene-null-mouse-on-the-c57bl-6j-background
#10
Hong Ji, Amrita V Pai, Crystal A West, Xie Wu, Robert C Speth, Kathryn Sandberg
Resistance to angiotensin II (Ang II)-induced hypertension in T-cell-deficient male mice with a targeted mutation in the recombination-activating gene-1 (Rag1) on the C57BL/6J background (B6.Rag1(-/-) -M), which was reported by 5 independent laboratories including ours before 2015, has been lost. In mice purchased from Jackson Laboratory in 2015 and 2016, the time course and magnitude increase in mean arterial pressure induced by 2 weeks of Ang II infusion at 490 ng/kg per minute was identical between B6.Rag1(-/-) -M and male wild-type littermates...
June 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438699/cryptic-diversity-in-amazonian-frogs-integrative-taxonomy-of-the-genus-anomaloglossus-amphibia-anura-aromobatidae-reveals-a-unique-case-of-diversification-within-the-guiana-shield
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Jean-Pierre Vacher, Philippe J R Kok, Miguel T Rodrigues, Jucivaldo Dias Lima, Andy Lorenzini, Quentin Martinez, Manon Fallet, Elodie A Courtois, Michel Blanc, Philippe Gaucher, Maël Dewynter, Rawien Jairam, Paul Ouboter, Christophe Thébaud, Antoine Fouquet
Lack of resolution on species boundaries and distribution can hamper inferences in many fields of biology, notably biogeography and conservation biology. This is particularly true in megadiverse and under-surveyed regions such as Amazonia, where species richness remains vastly underestimated. Integrative approaches using a combination of phenotypic and molecular evidence have proved extremely successful in reducing knowledge gaps in species boundaries, especially in animal groups displaying high levels of cryptic diversity like amphibians...
April 21, 2017: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412469/earliest-phases-of-chondrogenesis-are-dependent-upon-angiogenesis-during-ectopic-bone-formation-in-mice
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Beth Bragdon, Stephanie Lam, Sherif Aly, Alexandra Femia, Abigail Clark, Amira Hussein, Elise F Morgan, Louis C Gerstenfeld
Endochondral ossification is the process where cartilage forms prior to ossification and in which new bone forms during both fracture healing and ectopic bone formation. Transitioning to ossification is a highly coordinated process between hypertrophic chondrocytes, vascular endothelial cells, osteoblasts and osteoclasts. A critical biological process that is central to the interactions of these various cell types is angiogenesis. Although it is well established that angiogenesis is crucial for fracture repair, less is known pertaining to the role of angiogenesis in ectopic bone formation...
April 12, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400721/mir-384-regulates-the-th17-treg-ratio-during-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis-pathogenesis
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Xuebin Qu, Jingjing Han, Ying Zhang, Yuanyuan Wang, Jun Zhou, Hongbin Fan, Ruiqin Yao
Specific miRNAs are involved in the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis (MS), during which IL-17-producing CD4(+) T helper (Th17) cells accumulate in the central nervous system (CNS). In this study, we identified levels of miR-384 as significantly increased in mice with experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), an animal model of MS. Over-expression of miR-384 in vivo led to severe EAE, characterized by exacerbated demyelination, and increased inflammatory cell infiltration of the spinal cord; inhibition of miR-384 reversed these changes...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400678/key-role-of-stat4-deficiency-in-the-hematopoietic-compartment-in-insulin-resistance-and-adipose-tissue-inflammation
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Anca D Dobrian, Kaiwen Ma, Lindsey M Glenn, Margaret A Hatcher, Bronson A Haynes, Eric J Lehrer, Mark H Kaplan, Jerry L Nadler
Visceral adipose tissue (AT) inflammation is linked to the complications of obesity, including insulin resistance (IR) and type 2 diabetes. Recent data from our lab showed that germline deficiency in STAT4 reduces inflammation and improves IR in obese mice. The objective of this study was to determine the contribution of selective STAT4 deficiency in subsets of hematopoietic cells to IR and AT inflammation. To determine the contribution of hematopoietic lineage, we sublethally irradiated Stat4(-/-)C57Bl6 mice and reconstituted them with bone marrow cells (BMC) from Stat4(+/+)C57Bl6 congenic donors...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387182/severe-dermatitis-associated-with-spontaneous-staphylococcus-xylosus-infection-in-rag-tpl2-mice
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Nicole V Acuff, Monica LaGatta, Tamas Nagy, Wendy T Watford
Staphylococcus xylosus is a commensal bacterium found on the skin and mucosal surfaces of SPF mice. S. xylosus is rarely pathogenic,most often causing skin lesions and dermatitis in immunocompromised mice, particularly those with impaired NADPHoxidase function. Here we report spontaneous infection with S. xylosus in Rag1-/-Tpl2-/- mice. Infection was characterized by the presence of alopecia, crusts, and scaly skin. S. xylosus was detected in the feces, skin, lymph nodes, and lungs of Rag1-/-Tpl2-/- mice and led to mortality or euthanasia due to humane endpoints...
April 6, 2017: Comparative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379630/uv-induced-somatic-mutations-elicit-a-functional-t-cell-response-in-the-yummer1-7-mouse-melanoma-model
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Jake Wang, Curtis Jamison Perry, Katrina Meeth, Durga Thakral, William Damsky, Goran Micevic, Susan Kaech, Kim Blenman, Marcus Bosenberg
Human melanomas exhibit relatively high somatic mutation burden compared to other malignancies. These somatic mutations may produce neoantigens that are recognized by the immune system, leading to an anti-tumor response. By irradiating a parental mouse melanoma cell line carrying three driver mutations with UVB and expanding a single cell clone, we generated a mutagenized model that exhibits high somatic mutation burden. When inoculated at low cell numbers in immunocompetent C57BL/6J mice, YUMMER1.7 (YUMM Exposed to Radiation) regresses after a brief period of growth...
April 5, 2017: Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378054/characterization-and-genetics-of-multiple-soybean-aphid-biotype-resistance-in-five-soybean-plant-introductions
#17
Curtis B Hill, Derek Shiao, Carolyn M Fox, Glen L Hartman
Five soybean plant introductions expressed antibiosis resistance to multiple soybean aphid biotypes. Two introductions had resistance genes located in the Rag1, Rag2, and Rag3 regions; one introduction had resistance genes located in the Rag1, Rag2, and rag4 regions; one introduction had resistance genes located in the Rag1 and Rag2 regions; and one introduction had a resistance gene located in the Rag2 region. Soybean aphid (Aphis glycines Matsumura) is the most important soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] insect pest in the USA...
April 4, 2017: TAG. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. Theoretische und Angewandte Genetik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374110/htlv-1-infection-and-neuropathogenesis-in-the-context-of-rag1-%C3%AE-c-rag1-hu-and-blt-mice
#18
Rashida Ginwala, Breanna Caruso, Zafar K Khan, Ajinkya Pattekar, Glen M Chew, Michael J Corley, Ronak Loonawat, Steven Jacobson, Sreesha Sreedhar, Lishomwa C Ndhlovu, Pooja Jain
To date, the lack of a suitable small animal model has hindered our understanding of Human T-cell lymphotropic virus (HTLV)-1 chronic infection and associated neuropathogenesis defined as HTLV-1-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP). The host immune response plays a critical role in the outcome of HTLV-1 infection, which could be better tested in the context of humanized (hu) mice. Thus, we employ here the Balb/c-Rag1(-/-)γc(-/-) or Rag1 as well as Bone marrow-Liver-Thymic (BLT) mouse models for engraftment of human CD34(+) hematopoietic stem cells...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology: the Official Journal of the Society on NeuroImmune Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360415/hiv-tat-induces-a-prolonged-myc-relocalization-next-to-igh-in-circulating-b-cells
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D Germini, T Tsfasman, M Klibi, R El-Amine, A Pichugin, O V Iarovaia, C Bilhou-Nabera, F Subra, Y Bou Saada, A Sukhanova, D Boutboul, M Raphaël, J Wiels, S V Razin, S Bury-Moné, E Oksenhendler, M Lipinski, Y S Vassetzky
With combined antiretroviral therapy (cART), the risk for HIV-infected individuals to develop a non-Hodgkin lymphoma is diminished. However, the incidence of Burkitt lymphoma (BL) remains strikingly elevated. Most BL present a t(8;14) chromosomal translocation which must take place at a time of spatial proximity between the translocation partners. The two partner genes, MYC and IGH, were found colocalized only very rarely in the nuclei of normal peripheral blood B-cells examined using 3D-FISH while circulating B-cells from HIV-infected individuals whose exhibited consistently elevated levels of MYC-IGH colocalization...
April 25, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358854/validation-of-a-hairy-roots-system-to-study-soybean-soybean-aphid-interactions
#20
Stephanie C Morriss, Matthew E Studham, Gregory L Tylka, Gustavo C MacIntosh
The soybean aphid (Aphis glycines) is one of the main insect pests of soybean (Glycine max) worldwide. Genomics approaches have provided important data on transcriptome changes, both in the insect and in the plant, in response to the plant-aphid interaction. However, the difficulties to transform soybean and to rear soybean aphid on artificial media have hindered our ability to systematically test the function of genes identified by those analyses as mediators of plant resistance to the insect. An efficient approach to produce transgenic soybean material is the production of transformed hairy roots using Agrobacterium rhizogenes; however, soybean aphids colonize leaves or stems and thus this approach has not been utilized...
2017: PloS One
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