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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453317/histone-h3-3k27m-mobilizes-multiple-cancer-testis-ct-antigens-in-pediatric-glioma
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Houliang Deng, Jianming Zeng, Ting Zhang, Longcai Gong, Hongjie Zhang, Edwin Cheung, Chris Jones, Gang Li
Lysine to Methionine mutations at position 27 (K27M) in the histone H3 (H3.3 and H3.1) are highly prevalent in pediatric high-grade gliomas (HGG) that arise in the midline of the central nervous system. H3K27M perturbs the activity of polycomb repressor complex 2 (PRC2) and correlates with DNA hypomethylation; however, the pathways whereby H3K27M drive the development of pediatric HGG remain poorly understood. To understand the mechanism of pediatric HGG development driven by H3.3K27M and discover potential therapeutic targets or biomarkers, we established pediatric glioma cell model systems harboring H3...
February 16, 2018: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452978/the-management-of-antibodies-in-heart-transplantation-an-ishlt-consensus-document
#2
Jon Kobashigawa, Monica Colvin, Luciano Potena, Duska Dragun, Maria G Crespo-Leiro, Juan F Delgado, Michael Olymbios, Jayan Parameshwar, Jignesh Patel, Elaine Reed, Nancy Reinsmoen, E Rene Rodriguez, Heather Ross, Randall C Starling, Dolly Tyan, Simon Urschel, Andreas Zuckermann
Despite the successes from refined peri-operative management techniques and immunosuppressive therapies, antibodies remain a serious cause of morbidity and mortality for patients both before and after heart transplantation. Patients awaiting transplant who possess antibodies against human leukocyte antigen are disadvantaged by having to wait longer to receive an organ from a suitably matched donor. The number of pre-sensitized patients has been increasing, a trend that is likely due to the increased use of mechanical circulatory support devices...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452567/a-critical-role-for-both-cd40-and-vla5-in-angiotensin-ii-mediated-thrombosis-and-inflammation
#3
Elena Y Senchenkova, Janice Russell, Shantel A Vital, Alper Yildirim, A Wayne Orr, D Neil Granger, Felicity N E Gavins
Angiotensin II (Ang-II)-induced hypertension is associated with accelerated thrombus formation in arterioles and leukocyte recruitment in venules. The mechanisms that underlie the prothrombotic and proinflammatory responses to chronic Ang-II administration remain poorly understood. We evaluated the role of CD40/CD40 ligand (CD40L) signaling in Ang-II-mediated microvascular responses and assessed whether and how soluble CD40L (sCD40L) contributes to this response. Intravital video microscopy was performed to analyze leukocyte recruitment and dihydrorhodamine-123 oxidation in postcapillary venules...
February 8, 2018: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451705/modeling-asthma-pitfalls-promises-and-the-road-ahead
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REVIEW
Helene F Rosenberg, Kirk M Druey
Asthma is a chronic, heterogeneous, and recurring inflammatory disease of the lower airways, with exacerbations that feature airway inflammation and bronchial hyperresponsiveness. Asthma has been modeled extensively via disease induction in both wild-type and genetically manipulated laboratory mice (Mus musculus). Antigen sensitization and challenge strategies have reproduced numerous important features of airway inflammation characteristic of human asthma, notably the critical roles of type 2 T helper cell cytokines...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450530/screening-for-ovarian-cancer-updated-evidence-report-and-systematic-review-for-the-us-preventive-services-task-force
#5
Jillian T Henderson, Elizabeth M Webber, George F Sawaya
Importance: Ovarian cancer is relatively rare but the fifth-leading cause of cancer mortality among United States women. Objective: To systematically review evidence on benefits and harms of ovarian cancer screening among average-risk women to inform the United States Preventive Services Task Force. Data Sources: MEDLINE, PubMed, Cochrane Collaboration Registry of Controlled Trials; studies published in English from January 1, 2003, through January 31, 2017; ongoing surveillance in targeted publications through November 22, 2017...
February 13, 2018: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448499/sol-gel-derived-antibacterial-ag-containing-zno-films-on-biomedical-titanium
#6
T Fu, F Zhang, Z Alajmi, S Y Yang, F Wu, S L Han
ZnO and Ag-containing ZnO (ZnO/Ag) films with the Ag/Zn molar ratio of 3.3 and 9.1%, respectively were sol-gel coated on biomedical titanium for antibacterial and bioactive surface modification. X-ray diffraction analysis indicates that ZnO peaks increase with the calcination temperature of the samples. Scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive of X-ray analyses reveal Ag-rich white particles (300~750 nm) on ZnO/Ag samples that were calcined at 400 °C. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy analysis of ZnO/Ag samples shows that Zn and O exist as ZnO and Ag presents in metallic state...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448225/a-dye-sensitized-solar-cell-acting-as-the-electrical-reading-box-of-an-immunosensor-application-to-cea-determination
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Liliana A A N A Truta, Felismina T C Moreira, M Goreti F Sales
Monitoring cancer biomarkers in biological fluids has become a key tool for disease diagnosis, which should be of easy access anywhere in the world. The possibility of reducing basic requirements in the field of electrochemical biosensing may open doors in this direction. This work proposes for this purpose an innovative electrochemical immunosensing system using a photovoltaic cell as an electrical reading box. Immunosensing ensures accuracy, the electrochemical-ground of the device ensures sensitivity and detectability, and the photovoltaic cell drives the system towards electrical autonomy...
February 7, 2018: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447842/neutrophils-drive-type-i-interferon-production-and-autoantibodies-in-wiskott-aldrich-syndrome
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K E Cervantes-Luevano, N Caronni, M C Castiello, E Fontana, G Piperno, A Naseem, P Uva, M Bosticardo, G E Marcovecchio, L D Notarangelo, M P Cicalese, A Aiuti, A Villa, F Benvenuti
BACKGROUND: Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS) is a rare primary immunodeficiency caused by mutations in WASp, a key regulator of cytoskeletal dynamics in hematopoietic cells. A high proportion of patients develop autoimmunity due to a breakdown in T and B cell tolerance. Moreover, excessive production of type-I interferon by plasmacytoid DCs contribute to autoimmune signs, however, the factors that triggers excessive innate activation have not been defined. OBJECTIVE: Neutrophils extracellular traps (NETs) emerged as major initiating factors in diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447132/role-of-gpcr-mu-opioid-receptor-tyrosine-kinase-epidermal-growth-factor-crosstalk-in-opioid-induced-hyperalgesic-priming-type-ii
#9
Dionéia Araldi, Luiz F Ferrari, Jon D Levine
Repeated stimulation of mu-opioid receptors (MORs), by an MOR-selective agonist DAMGO induces type II priming, a form of nociceptor neuroplasticity, which has 2 components: opioid-induced hyperalgesia (OIH) and prolongation of prostaglandin-E2 (PGE2)-induced hyperalgesia. We report that intrathecal antisense knockdown of the MOR in nociceptors, prevented the induction of both components of type II priming. Type II priming was also eliminated by SSP-saporin, which destroys the peptidergic class of nociceptors...
January 11, 2018: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447047/prospective-comparative-study-of-18-f-sodium-fluoride-pet-ct-and-planar-bone-scintigraphy-for-treatment-response-assessment-of-bone-metastases-in-patients-with-prostate-cancer
#10
Randi Fuglsang Fonager, Helle Damgaard Zacho, Niels Christian Langkilde, Joan Fledelius, June Anita Ejlersen, Helle Westergreen Hendel, Christian Haarmark, Mette Moe, Jesper Carl Mortensen, Mads Ryø Jochumsen, Lars Jelstrup Petersen
AIM: To compare 18 F-sodium fluoride positron emission tomography/computed tomography (NaF PET/CT) and 99m Tc-labelled diphosphonate bone scan (BS) for the monitoring of bone metastases in patients with prostate cancer undergoing anti-cancer treatment. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Data from 64 patients with prostate cancer were included. The patients received androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT), next-generation hormonal therapy (NGH) or chemotherapy. The patients had a baseline scan and 1-3 subsequent scans during six months of treatment...
February 15, 2018: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445124/efficacy-of-mucosal-polyanhydride-nanovaccine-against-respiratory-syncytial-virus-infection-in-the-neonatal-calf
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Jodi L McGill, Sean M Kelly, Pankaj Kumar, Savannah Speckhart, Shannon L Haughney, Jamie Henningson, Balaji Narasimhan, Randy E Sacco
Human respiratory syncytial virus (HRSV) is a leading cause of severe acute lower respiratory tract infection in infants and children worldwide. Bovine RSV (BRSV) is closely related to HRSV and a significant cause of morbidity in young cattle. BRSV infection in calves displays many similarities to RSV infection in humans, including similar age dependency and disease pathogenesis. Polyanhydride nanoparticle-based vaccines (i.e., nanovaccines) have shown promise as adjuvants and vaccine delivery vehicles due to their ability to promote enhanced immunogenicity through the route of administration, provide sustained antigen exposure, and induce both antibody- and cell-mediated immunity...
February 14, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443946/a-comparative-study-of-human-saposins
#12
María Garrido-Arandia, Bruno Cuevas-Zuviría, Araceli Díaz-Perales, Luis F Pacios
Saposins are small proteins implicated in trafficking and loading of lipids onto Cluster of Differentiation 1 (CD1) receptor proteins that in turn present lipid antigens to T cells and a variety of T-cell receptors, thus playing a crucial role in innate and adaptive immune responses in humans. Despite their low sequence identity, the four types of human saposins share a similar folding pattern consisting of four helices linked by three conserved disulfide bridges. However, their lipid-binding abilities as well as their activities in extracting, transporting and loading onto CD1 molecules a variety of sphingo- and phospholipids in biological membranes display two striking characteristics: a strong pH-dependence and a structural change between a compact, closed conformation and an open conformation...
February 14, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443378/hepatitis-c-virus-e2-envelope-glycoprotein-induces-an-immunoregulatory-phenotype-in-macrophages
#13
Young-Chan Kwon, Keith Meyer, Guangyong Peng, Soumya Chatterjee, Daniel F Hoft, Ranjit Ray
A comprehensive strategy to control HCV infection needs a vaccine. Our phase I study with recombinant HCV E1/E2 EnvGPs as a candidate vaccine did not induce a strong immune response in volunteers. We analyzed the interactions of HCV EnvGPs with human monocyte derived macrophages as antigen presenting cells. HCV E2 induced immune regulatory cytokine IL-10 and sCD163 protein expression in macrophages from 7 of 9 blood donors tested. Further, HCV E2 enhanced Stat3 and suppressed Stat1 activation, reflecting macrophage polarization towards M2 phenotype...
February 14, 2018: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442672/ag-mno%C3%A2-nanorod-as-electrode-material-for-high-performance-electrochemical-supercapacitors
#14
Zengcai Guo, Yuming Guan, Chengxiang Dai, Jingbo Mu, Hongwei Che, Guangshuo Wang, Xiaoliang Zhang, Zhixiao Zhang, Xiliang Zhang
A one-dimensional hierarchical Ag nanoparticle (AgNP)/MnO2 nanorod (MND) nanocomposite was synthesized by combining a simple solvothermal method and a facile reduction approach in situ. Owing to its high electrical conductivity, the resulting AgNP/MND nanocomposite displayed a high specific capacitance of 314 F g-1 at a current density of 2 A g-1, which was much higher than that of pure MNDs (178 F g-1). Resistances of the electrolyte (Rs) and charge transportation (Rct) of the nanocomposite were much lower than that of pure MNDs...
July 1, 2018: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440266/essential-immunologic-orchestrators-of-intestinal-homeostasis
#15
REVIEW
Lei Zhou, Gregory F Sonnenberg
Over the past 25 years, substantial advances have been made in our understanding of the cellular and molecular pathways that are essential to maintain a state of health in the mammalian gastrointestinal tract, an organ that is densely colonized by both immune cells and trillions of microbes. Seminal studies in the 1990s identified that several cytokines, antigen-presentation molecules, and components of the T cell receptor were necessary to prevent the development of spontaneous intestinal inflammation in mice...
February 9, 2018: Science Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439582/diversity-of-hiv-1-in-aquitaine-south-western-france-2012-2016
#16
Camille Tumiotto, Pantxika Bellecave, Patricia Recordon-Pinson, Alexi Groppi, Macha Nikolski, Herve J Fleury
We have estimated the prevalence of the different viral subtypes between January 2012 and December 2016 in HIV-1-infected patients of the Aquitaine region (south-west part of France) who had a routine HIV-1 genotype resistance testing (GRT) centralized at the Bordeaux University Hospital. GRT was performed on viral RNA (1784 samples) before treatment initiation or at failure whereas proviral DNA was used as template (1420 samples) in the event of a treatment switch in patients with viral load below 50 copies/mL...
February 14, 2018: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438031/pearls-oy-sters-persistent-elevation-of-serum-carcinoembryonic-antigen-in-secretory-meningioma
#17
Mauricio F Villamar, Farhan A Mirza, Jonathan H Smith, Vanessa D Smith
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 6, 2018: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29437277/identification-of-native-and-post-translationally-modified-hla-b-57-01-restricted-hiv-envelope-derived-epitopes-using-immunoproteomics
#18
Sri H Ramarathinam, Stephanie Gras, Sheilajen Alcantara, Amanda W S Yeung, Nicole A Mifsud, Secondo Sonza, Patricia T Illing, Elias N Glaros, Robert J Center, Shane Thomas, Stephen J Kent, Nicola Ternette, Damian F J Purcell, Jamie Rossjohn, Anthony W Purcell
The recognition of pathogen-derived peptides by T lymphocytes is the cornerstone of adaptive immunity, whereby intracellular antigens are degraded in the cytosol and short peptides assemble with class I human leukocyte antigen (HLA) molecules in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). These peptide-HLA complexes egress to the cell surface and are scrutinized by cytotoxic CD8+ T-cells leading to the eradication of the infected cell. Here we identify naturally presented HLA-B*57:01 bound peptides derived from the envelope protein of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIVenv)...
February 13, 2018: Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436537/photosensitizer-induced-self-assembly-of-antigens-as-nanovaccines-for-cancer-immunotherapy
#19
F Q Cao, M M Yan, Y J Liu, L X Liu, L Lu, H Wang, Ch Zhang, H F Sun, D L Kong, G L Ma
Herein, the photosensitizer indocyanine green (ICG) is used to induce the self-assembly of antigens to form nanovaccines. Under near-infrared (NIR) laser irradiation, reactive oxygen species can be generated by nanovaccines to disrupt the membranes of endo/lysosomes, which helps to release antigens into the cytosol efficiently, thereby enhancing antigen cross-presentation and anti-cancer immunity. To the best of our knowledge, this study represents the first example of ICG as a biocompatible adjuvant to improve cancer vaccine efficacy...
February 13, 2018: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435493/conformational-occlusion-of-blockade-antibody-epitopes-a-novel-mechanism-of-gii-4-human-norovirus-immune-evasion
#20
Lisa C Lindesmith, Michael L Mallory, Kari Debbink, Eric F Donaldson, Paul D Brewer-Jensen, Excel W Swann, Timothy P Sheahan, Rachel L Graham, Martina Beltramello, Davide Corti, Antonio Lanzavecchia, Ralph S Baric
Extensive antigenic diversity within the GII.4 genotype of human norovirus is a major driver of pandemic emergence and a significant obstacle to development of cross-protective immunity after natural infection and vaccination. However, human and mouse monoclonal antibody studies indicate that, although rare, antibodies to conserved GII.4 blockade epitopes are generated. The mechanisms by which these epitopes evade immune surveillance are uncertain. Here, we developed a new approach for identifying conserved GII...
January 2018: MSphere
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