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Hongchuan Li, Stephen K Anderson
The TNFR2 receptor is expressed by highly active regulatory T cells, and thus constitutes an important therapeutic target for the treatment of autoimmune disease and cancer. Disease susceptibility as well as the potential response to therapies directed at TNFR2 could be significantly impacted by genetic variation in the promoter of the TNFRSF1B gene that codes for the TNFR2 protein. To date, only a few studies have examined the association of TNFRSF1B promoter variation with disease, and the potential impact on T-regulatory cell (Treg) number and function has not been examined...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
Axel C Carlsson, Jan-Håkan Jansson, Stefan Söderberg, Toralph Ruge, Anders Larsson, Johan Ärnlöv
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Soluble receptors for tumor necrosis factor alpha (sTNFR1 and sTNFR2) have been associated with cardiovascular diseases, and some evidence points towards a difference in associated risk between men and women. We aimed to study the association between sTNFR1 and sTNFR2 and incident myocardial infarctions (MI) and to explore the influence of established cardiovascular risk factors in men and women. METHODS: We conducted a nested case control study in three large Swedish cohorts, including 533 myocardial infarction cases, and 1003 age-, sex- and cohort-matched controls...
March 9, 2018: Atherosclerosis
Nabanita Ghosh, Soham Mitra, Priyobrata Sinha, Nilkanta Chakrabarti, Arindam Bhattacharyya
1-Methyl-4-Phenyl-1,2,3,6-Tetrahydropyridine (MPTP) -induced neuroinflammation and its impact in hippocampus remain elusive till date. Our present study includes the time dependent changes of inflammatory molecules in mouse hippocampus during MPTP treatment. MPTP treatment increased level of TNF-α, enhanced expression of TNFR2 along with PI3 kinase (PI3K) induced phosphorylation of Akt resulting in persistent nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) activation. The expressions gradually increased from Day1 post-MPTP treatment, maximally at Day3 post-treatment...
February 23, 2018: Neuroscience Research
Teng Zhang, Jun Jiao, Xinlin Jiao, Lu Zhao, Xinli Tian, Qing Zhang, Daoxin Ma, Baoxia Cui
Regulatory T (Treg) cells expressing tumor necrosis factor receptor 2 (TNFR2) are highly suppressive and are associated with immune homeostasis in various diseases. However, the role of TNFR2+Treg subset and relevant cytokines in the development of cervical cancer (CC) remained unclear. In this study, 72 patients with CC, 30 patients with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) and 30 healthy volunteers were enrolled. The level of circulating TNFR2+Tregs was investigated through flow cytometry. The plasma concentrations of soluble TNFR1 (s-TNFR1) and soluble TNFR2 (s-TNFR2) were determined by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
January 12, 2018: Oncotarget
Jiajie George Lu, Luan Nguyen, Sara Samadzadeh, Maryam Masouminia, Alejandro Mendoza, Owen Sweeney, Brittany Tillman, Nikoo Afifyan, Timothy Morgan, Barbara A French, Samuel W French
Both non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and alcoholic hepatitis (AH) can lead to cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. However, the rate of progression to cirrhosis and tumorigenesis in AH is greater than that in NASH. We asked whether there are differences between the two conditions in the expression levels of proteins involved in the pathogenesis of hepatocellular carcinoma. The proteins tested were presented at the 2017 American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) Liver Meeting as overexpressed in hepatocellular carcinoma: KLF4, SCL19A1, FANCG, HRH-1, DNMT1, DNMT3B, TNFR2, DUSP4, EGFR, Integrin α6, HDACII, PDE3A, BCL-XL, and MTCO2...
February 6, 2018: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
Alastair Proudfoot, Andrew Bayliffe, Cecilia M O'Kane, Tracey Wright, Adrian Serone, Philippe Jean Bareille, Vanessa Brown, Umar I Hamid, Younan Chen, Robert Wilson, Joanna Cordy, Peter Morley, Ruud de Wildt, Stuart Elborn, Matthew Hind, Edwin R Chilvers, Mark Griffiths, Charlotte Summers, Daniel Francis McAuley
BACKGROUND: Tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) is a pleiotropic cytokine with both injurious and protective functions, which are thought to diverge at the level of its two cell surface receptors, TNFR1 and TNFR2. In the setting of acute injury, selective inhibition of TNFR1 is predicted to attenuate the cell death and inflammation associated with TNF-α, while sparing or potentiating the protective effects of TNFR2 signalling. We developed a potent and selective antagonist of TNFR1 (GSK1995057) using a novel domain antibody (dAb) therapeutic and assessed its efficacy in vitro, in vivo and in a clinical trial involving healthy human subjects...
January 29, 2018: Thorax
Alice Borghi, Mira Haegman, Roman Fischer, Isabelle Carpentier, Mathieu J M Bertrand, Claude Libert, Inna S Afonina, Rudi Beyaert
Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) is a proinflammatory cytokine that elicits its action by binding to two cell surface TNF receptors (TNFR), TNFR1 and TNFR2, which are expressed by many different cell types. Stimulation of TNFR1 activates canonical NF-κB signaling, leading to the NF-κB dependent expression of a large number of genes. Canonical NF-κB signaling requires the assembly of a TNFR1 signaling complex at the cell membrane, whose formation is regulated by different protein ubiquitination events. In this context, recruitment of the Linear Ubiquitin Chain Assembly Complex (LUBAC) to TNFR1 plays an important role by mediating M1-linked polyubiquitination of specific NF-κB signaling proteins...
January 26, 2018: Biochemical Pharmacology
Jie Zhou, Xuewen Du, Xiaoyi Chen, Jiaqing Wang, Ning Zhou, Difei Wu, Bing Xu
As a promising molecular process for selectively inhibiting cancer cells without inducing acquired drug resistance, enzyme-instructed self-assembly (EISA) usually requires relatively high dosages. Despite its discovery 30 years ago, the translation of the knowledge about NF-B signaling into clinic remains complicated due to the broad roles of NF-B in cellular regulation. Here we show that integrating EISA and NF-B targeting boosts the efficacy of EISA over an order of magnitude without compromising selectivity against cancer cells...
January 29, 2018: Journal of the American Chemical Society
Vanessa Lamontain, Tobias Schmid, Dorothea Weber-Steffens, David Zeller, Zsuzsa Jenei-Lanzl, Harald Wajant, Rainer H Straub, Daniela N Männel
Tumor necrosis factor (TNF) and its receptors TNF receptor type 1 (TNFR1) and type 2 (TNFR2) have a central role in chronic inflammatory diseases. While TNFR1 mainly confers inflammation, activation of TNFR2 elicits not only pro-inflammatory but also anti-inflammatory effects. In this study, we wanted to investigate the anti-inflammatory therapeutic potential of selective activation of TNFR2 in mice with established collagen-induced arthritis. Mice with established arthritis induced by immunization with bovine collagen type II were treated with six injections of the TNFR2-specific agonist TNCscTNF80, given every second day...
January 29, 2018: Cellular & Molecular Immunology
Roman Fischer, Marcel Proske, Maëlle Duffey, Hubert Stangl, George F Martinez, Nathalie Peters, Alexandra Kraske, Rainer H Straub, John R Bethea, Roland E Kontermann, Klaus Pfizenmaier
OBJECTIVES: Regulatory T cells (Tregs) modulate immune responses and can suppress the development of autoimmune diseases. Tumor necrosis factor receptor 2 (TNFR2) has been recognized as a key receptor on these cells that facilitates expansion and stabilization of CD4+ Tregs. Here, we investigated the therapeutic activity of a novel TNFR2 agonist in experimental arthritis and the role of different Treg subsets. METHODS: A novel mouse TNFR2-selective fusion protein (EHD2-sc-mTNFR2 ) was generated by genetic engineering...
January 17, 2018: Arthritis & Rheumatology
Yen-Sung Huang, Shin-Huei Fu, Kuo-Cheng Lu, Jin-Shuen Chen, Hsin-Yi Hsieh, Huey-Kang Sytwu, Chia-Chao Wu
Idiopathic membranous nephropathy (MN) is an autoimmune-mediated glomerulonephritis and the most common cause of idiopathic nephrotic syndrome in adult humans. A tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α)-mediated inflammatory response via TNF receptor 1 (TNFR1) and TNFR2 has been proposed as a pathogenic factor. In this study, we assessed the therapeutic response to blocking TNF signaling in experimental MN. Murine MN was induced experimentally by cationic bovine serum albumin (cBSA); phosphate-buffered saline was used in control mice...
December 19, 2017: Oncotarget
Chi-Chen Hong, Lara E Sucheston-Campbell, Song Liu, Qiang Hu, Song Yao, Kathryn L Lunetta, Stephen A Haddad, Edward A Ruiz-Narváez, Jeannette T Bensen, Ting-Yuan David Cheng, Elisa V Bandera, Lynn A Rosenberg, Christopher A Haiman, Kelvin P Lee, Sharon S Evans, Scott I Abrams, Elizabeth A Repasky, Andrew F Olshan, Julie R Palmer, Christine B Ambrosone
BACKGROUND: Constitutional immunity shaped by exposure to endemic infectious diseases and parasitic worms in Sub-Saharan Africa may play a role in the etiology of breast cancer among African American (AA) women. METHODS: A total of 13,235 gene variants in 433 genes across 45 immune pathways were analyzed in the AMBER consortium among 3,663 breast cancer cases and 4,687 controls. Gene-based pathway analyses were conducted using the adaptive rank truncated product statistic for overall breast cancer risk, and risk by estrogen receptor (ER) status...
January 16, 2018: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
Yingjie Nie, Jiang He, Hidekazu Shirota, Anna L Trivett, De Yang, Dennis M Klinman, Joost J Oppenheim, Xin Chen
Through the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) receptor type II (TNFR2), TNF preferentially activates, expands, and promotes the phenotypic stability of CD4+Foxp3+ regulatory T (Treg) cells. Those Treg cells that have a high abundance of TNFR2 have the maximal immunosuppressive capacity. We investigated whether targeting TNFR2 could effectively suppress the activity of Treg cells and consequently enhance the efficacy of cancer immunotherapy. We found that, relative to a suboptimal dose of the immunostimulatory Toll-like receptor 9 ligand CpG oligodeoxynucleotide (ODN), the combination of the suboptimal dose of CpG ODN with the TNFR2-blocking antibody M861 more markedly inhibited the growth of subcutaneously grafted mouse CT26 colon tumor cells...
January 2, 2018: Science Signaling
Yoshinori Haraguchi, Yoshito Mizoguchi, Masahiro Ohgidani, Yoshiomi Imamura, Toru Murakawa-Hirachi, Hiromi Nabeta, Hiroshi Tateishi, Takahiro A Kato, Akira Monji
BACKGROUND: Microglia are resident innate immune cells which release many factors including proinflammatory cytokines or nitric oxide (NO) when they are activated in response to immunological stimuli. Pathophysiology of Alzheimer's disease (AD) is related to the inflammatory responses mediated by microglia. Intracellular Ca2+ signaling is important for microglial functions such as release of NO and cytokines. In addition, alteration of intracellular Ca2+ signaling underlies the pathophysiology of AD, while it remains unclear how donepezil, an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor, affects intracellular Ca2+ mobilization in microglial cells...
December 22, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
Jian-Lu Wei, Wenyu Fu, Yuan-Jing Ding, Aubryanna Hettinghouse, Matin Lendhey, Ran Schwarzkopf, Oran D Kennedy, Chuan-Ju Liu
BACKGROUND: Atsttrin, an engineered protein composed of three tumor necrosis factor receptor (TNFR)-binding fragments of progranulin (PGRN), shows therapeutic effect in multiple murine models of inflammatory arthritis . Additionally, intra-articular delivery of PGRN protects against osteoarthritis (OA) progression. The purpose of this study is to determine whether Atsttrin also has therapeutic effects in OA and the molecular mechanisms involved. METHODS: Surgically induced and noninvasive rupture OA models were established in mouse and rat, respectively...
December 19, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
Paulo Cm Urbano, Raúl Aguirre-Gamboa, Angel Ashikov, Bennie van Heeswijk, Anja Krippner-Heidenreich, Henk Tijssen, Yang Li, Valderilio F Azevedo, Lisa Jt Smits, Frank Hoentjen, Irma Joosten, Hans Jpm Koenen
BACKGROUND: Anti-TNF inhibitors successfully improve life quality of patients suffering from inflammatory disease. Unfortunately, not all patients respond to anti-TNF therapy and some patients show paradoxical immune side-effects, which is poorly understood. Surprisingly, anti-TNF agents were shown to promote IL-17A production, with as yet unknown clinical implications. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the molecular mechanism underlying anti-TNF driven IL-17A expression and the clinical implications of this phenomenon...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Juyeun Lee, Nogi Park, Joo Youn Park, Barbara L F Kaplan, Stephen B Pruett, Juw Won Park, Yong Ho Park, Keun Seok Seo
Superantigens (SAgs) produced by Staphylococcus aureus at high concentrations induce proliferation of T cells bearing specific TCR Vβ sequences and massive cytokinemia that cause toxic shock syndrome. However, the biological relevance of SAgs produced at very low concentrations during asymptomatic colonization or chronic infections is not understood. In this study, we demonstrate that suboptimal stimulation of human PBMCs with a low concentration (1 ng/ml) of staphylococcal enterotoxin C1, at which half-maximal T cell proliferation was observed, induced CD8+CD25+ T cells expressing markers related to regulatory T cells (Tregs), such as IFN-γ, IL-10, TGF-β, FOXP3, CD28, CTLA4, TNFR2, CD45RO, and HLA-DR...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
Yang Qu, Gang Zhao, Hui Li
Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) is a pleiotropic inflammatory cytokine produced mainly by activated macrophages, lymphocytes and other cell types. Two distinct forms of TNF-α have been identified: soluble TNF-α (sTNF-α) and transmembrane TNF-α (mTNF-α). mTNF-α, which is the precursor of sTNF-α, can be cleaved by the TNF-α converting enzyme (TACE) and is released as sTNF-α. sTNF-α binds primarily to TNF receptor 1 (TNFR1) and plays an important role in the inflammatory immune response, whereas mTNF-α interacts primarily with TNF receptor 2 (TNFR2) and mediates the promotion of cellular proliferation and survival and other biological effects...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
Sahin Sultana, Rajen Dey, Biswadev Bishayi
Severity of S. aureus septic arthritis is correlated to prolonged inflammation by inflammatory cytokines like TNF-α, IL-1β, and IL-6 even after successful elimination of bacteria. Role of TNF-α via TNFR2 is not well established in this aspect. IFN-γ induces TNF-α release from the macrophages augmenting the inflammatory arthritis. IL-10 modulates the levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines promoting resolution of inflammation. TNF-α-TNFR2 signaling upregulates both of these cytokines. Higher level of MMP-2 induction by inflammatory cytokines during arthritis promotes tissue destruction...
February 2018: Immunologic Research
Julia A Lopatnikova, Alina A Alshevskaya, Olga L Krugleeva, Vera M Nepomnyschih, Victor S Gladkikh, Vitaliy L Lukinov, Alexander V Karaulov, Sergey Vitalievich Sennikov
BACKGROUND: Expression levels of cytokine and growth factor receptors have been found to be important in the regulation of their action. Tumor necrosis factor-α (TNFα) is actively involved in inflammation processes in atopic dermatitis (AD), but the role of TNFα membrane receptors (TNFR) and their regulatory function in AD remains unclear. AIM: We aimed to determine the associations of parameters of TNFRα expression on immunocompetent cells with disease severity before and after therapy in AD patients...
2017: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
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