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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730377/influence-of-vitamin-d-and-cotinine-on-t-regulatory-cells-and-asthma-severity-in-children
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Bolesław Kalicki, Agata Wawrzyniak, Agnieszka Lipińska-Opałka, Sławomir Lewicki, Robert Zdanowski
Asthma is a common chronic respiratory diseases in children. Understanding the immune mechanisms of epigenetic factors may contribute to a better control of asthma. This study seeks to determine the effects of serum vitamin D and urine cotinine on asthma severity and on T regulatory cells (Tregs) and other immune-related factors such as CD3, CD4, CD8, CD19, CD16/56, and anti-CD3 HLA-DR3. The study involved 34 children with asthma. Disease severity was assessed with the Asthma Control Test, spirometry, and the fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO)...
July 21, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723576/an-atlas-of-human-regulatory-t-helper-like-cells-reveals-features-of-th2-like-tregs-that-support-a-tumorigenic-environment
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Leena Halim, Marco Romano, Reuben McGregor, Isabel Correa, Polychronis Pavlidis, Nathali Grageda, Sec-Julie Hoong, Muhammed Yuksel, Wayel Jassem, Rosalind F Hannen, Mark Ong, Olivia Mckinney, Bu'Hussain Hayee, Sophia N Karagiannis, Nicholas Powell, Robert I Lechler, Estefania Nova-Lamperti, Giovanna Lombardi
Regulatory T cells (Tregs) play a pivotal role in maintaining immunological tolerance, but they can also play a detrimental role by preventing antitumor responses. Here, we characterized T helper (Th)-like Treg subsets to further delineate their biological function and tissue distribution, focusing on their possible contribution to disease states. RNA sequencing and functional assays revealed that Th2-like Tregs displayed higher viability and autocrine interleukin-2 (IL-2)-mediated activation than other subsets...
July 18, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722017/the-role-of-age-related-t-cell-differentiation-in-patients-with-renal-replacement-therapy
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Matthias Schaier, Angele Leick, Lorenz Uhlmann, Florian Kälble, Volker Eckstein, Anthony Ho, Stefan Meuer, Karsten Mahnke, Claudia Sommerer, Martin Zeier, Andrea Steinborn
Dialysis patients have deficiencies regarding the generation of immune responses and show an increased susceptibility for infections. Persisting uremic conditions are made responsible for the increased aging of their immune system. In this study, we analyzed whether age-related differences in the differentiation of both recent-thymic-emigrant-(RTE)-regulatory (Tregs) and RTE-responder T cells (Tresps) into CD31(-)-memory Tregs/Tresps led to differences in the suppressive activity of naïve and memory Tregs on autologous Tresps between healthy volunteers and dialysis patients...
July 19, 2017: Immunology and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721499/treg-protected-donor-lymphocyte-infusions-a-new-tool-to-address-the-graft-versus-leukemia-effect-in-the-absence-of-graft-versus-host-disease-in-patients-relapsed-after-hsct
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Mauro Di Ianni, Paola Olioso, Raffaella Giancola, Stella Santarone, Annalisa Natale, Gabriele Papalinetti, Ida Villanova, Stefano Baldoni, Ambra Di Tommaso, Tiziana Bonfini, Patrizia Accorsi, Paolo Di Bartolomeo
In high-risk acute leukemia patients undergoing haploidentical hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), adoptive immunotherapy with T regulatory cells (Tregs) and T conventional cells (Tcons) prevented acute and chronic graft-versus-host disease (GvHD), favored post-transplant immunological reconstitution and was associated with a powerful graft-versus-leukemia (GvL) effect. With a particularly innovative approach, we developed a treatment with a Treg-protected donor lymphocyte infusion (DLI) for patients with early relapse after HSCT and we report here the results obtained in the first patient with APL (M3v) relapsed after a second matched allogeneic HSCT (15% blasts and 75% of donor cells in bone marrow)...
July 18, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709893/regulatory-effect-of-baicalin-on-the-imbalance-of-th17-treg-responses-in-mice-with-allergic-asthma
#5
Lu Xu, Jinxia Li, Yu Zhang, Peng Zhao, Xuemei Zhang
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGY RELEVANCE: Baicalin, a flavonoid compound, was isolated from traditional Chinese medicine Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi. The study aimed to explore the regulatory effect of baicalin on immunological balance of Th17/Treg responses and the possible mechanisms in mice with allergic asthma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Mice were sensitized and challenged with OVA+LPS by intranasal instillation, and were intragastrically treated with baicalin from days 22-36 after sensitization...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706969/quantitative-analysis-of-immune-cell-subset-infiltration-of-supraspinatus-muscle-after-severe-rotator-cuff-injury
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J R Krieger, L E Tellier, M T Ollukaren, J S Temenoff, E A Botchwey
Rotator cuff tears cause muscle degeneration that is characterized by myofiber atrophy, fatty infiltration, and fibrosis and is minimally responsive to current treatment options. The underlying pathogenesis of rotator cuff muscle degeneration remains to be elucidated, and increasing evidence implicates immune cell infiltration as a significant factor. Because immune cells are comprised of highly heterogeneous subpopulations that exert divergent effects on injured tissue, understanding trafficking and accumulation of immune subpopulations may hold the key to more effective therapies...
June 2017: Regenerative Engineering and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699799/immunization-of-balb-c-mice-with-pigeon-igy-induces-the-production-of-anti-igg-autoantibodies
#7
Ivan Sammir Aranda-Uribe, Enrique Ortega, Erasmo Martínez-Cordero
The breakdown of immunological tolerance due to the activation of autoreactive B and T cells triggers physiopathological processes. An example of such conditions is the production of IgG autoantibodies specific for the Fc portion of IgG (anti-Fcγ IgG). Previous reports have shown that patients with pigeon-related hypersensitivity pneumonitis exhibit an increase in the serum levels of anti-Fcγ IgG. There is no in vivo model for the study of this condition and the immunological mechanisms of tolerance breakdown associated with sensitization by pigeon antigens are still unknown...
July 12, 2017: Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695870/deranged-regulatory-t-cells-and-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-1-levels-in-type-1-diabetes-patients-with-associated-autoimmune-diseases
#8
N Kaur, R W Minz, S K Bhadada, D Dayal, J Singh, S Anand
AIM: This study was designed to enumerate regulatory T-cells (Tregs) and estimate transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) levels in type 1 diabetic (T1D) patients with respect to disease duration and associated autoimmune diseases. METHODS: One hundred and fifty patients and twenty healthy controls were recruited in the study. The patients were subcategorized into eight categories on the basis of disease duration (new onset [NO] and long standing [LS]) and associated diseases, i...
July 2017: Journal of Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690878/the-guanine-nucleotide-exchange-factor-caldag-gefi-fine-tunes-functional-properties-of-regulatory-t-cells
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Jana Niemz, Stefanie Kliche, Marina C Pils, Eliot Morrison, Annika Manns, Christian Freund, Jill R Crittenden, Ann M Graybiel, Melanie Galla, Lothar Jänsch, Jochen Huehn
Using quantitative phosphopeptide sequencing of unstimulated versus stimulated primary murine Foxp3(+) regulatory and Foxp3(-) conventional T cells (Tregs and Tconv, respectively), we detected a novel and differentially regulated tyrosine phosphorylation site within the C1 domain of the guanine-nucleotide exchange factor CalDAG GEFI. We hypothesized that the Treg-specific and activation-dependent reduced phosphorylation at Y523 allows binding of CalDAG GEFI to diacylglycerol, thereby impacting the formation of a Treg-specific immunological synapse...
June 2017: European Journal of Microbiology & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690849/altered-regulatory-t-cell-fractions-and-helios-expression-in-clinically-isolated-syndrome-clues-to-the-development-of-multiple-sclerosis
#10
Anderson P Jones, Stephanie Trend, Scott N Byrne, Marzena J Fabis-Pedrini, Sian Geldenhuys, David Nolan, David R Booth, William M Carroll, Robyn M Lucas, Allan G Kermode, Prue H Hart
Development of multiple sclerosis (MS) is frequently preceded by an acute or subacute neurological disturbance referred to as clinically isolated syndrome (CIS). The specific immunological disturbances present in CIS remain underexamined. This study analysed peripheral blood mononuclear cells from n=18 treatment-naive individuals with recently diagnosed CIS (<120 days) for disturbances in the phenotype of T regulatory (Treg), follicular T regulatory (Tfr), T helper (Th), follicular T helper (Tfh) and B cells...
May 2017: Clinical & Translational Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682305/ifn-%C3%AE-promotes-transendothelial-migration-of-cd4-t-cells-across-the-blood-brain-barrier
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Sandip Ashok Sonar, Shagufta Shaikh, Nupura Joshi, Ashwini N Atre, Girdhari Lal
Transendothelial migration (TEM) of Th1 and Th17 cells across the blood-brain barrier (BBB) plays a critical role in the development of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE). How cytokines produced by inflammatory Th1 and Th17 cells damage the endothelial BBB and promote transendothelial migration of immune cells into the central nervous system (CNS) during autoimmunity is not understood. We therefore investigated the effect of various cytokines on brain endothelial cells. Among the various cytokines tested, such as Th1 (IFN-γ, IL-1α, IL-1β, TNF-α, IL-12), Th2 (IL-3, IL-4, IL-6 and IL-13), Th17 (IL-17A, IL-17F, IL-21, IL-22, IL-23, GM-CSF) and Treg-specific cytokines (IL-10 and TGF-β), IFN-γ predominantly showed increased expression of ICAM-1, VCAM-1, MAdCAM-1, H2-K(b) and I-A(b) molecules on brain endothelial cells...
July 6, 2017: Immunology and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678791/modeling-the-receptor-pharmacology-pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-of-nktr-214-a-kinetically-controlled-interleukin-2-il2-receptor-agonist-for-cancer-immunotherapy
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Deborah Charych, Samira Khalili, Vidula Dixit, Peter Kirk, Thomas Chang, John Langowski, Werner Rubas, Stephen K Doberstein, Michael Eldon, Ute Hoch, Jonathan Zalevsky
Cytokines are potent immune modulating agents but are not ideal medicines in their natural form due to their short half-life and pleiotropic systemic effects. NKTR-214 is a clinical-stage biologic that comprises interleukin-2 (IL2) protein bound by multiple releasable polyethylene glycol (PEG) chains. In this highly PEG-bound form, the IL2 is inactive; therefore, NKTR-214 is a biologic prodrug. When administered in vivo, the PEG chains slowly release, creating a cascade of increasingly active IL2 protein conjugates bound by fewer PEG chains...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677152/significant-augmentation-of-regulatory-t-cell-numbers-occurs-during-the-early-neonatal-period
#13
Seiichi Hayakawa, Norioki Ohno, Satoshi Okada, Masao Kobayashi
Regulatory T cells (Tregs) control immune responses by suppressing various inflammatory cells. Tregs in newborn babies may play an important role in preventing excessive immune responses during their environmental change. We examined the number and phenotype of Tregs during the neonatal period in 49 newborn babies. Tregs were characterized by flow cytometry using cord blood (CB) and peripheral blood (PB) from the early (7-8 days after birth) and late (2-4 weeks after birth) neonatal periods. CD4(+) Foxp3(+) T cells were classified into resting Tregs (CD45RA(+) Foxp3(low) ), activated Tregs (CD45RA(-) Foxp3(high) ), and newly activated T cells (CD45RA(-) Foxp3(low) )...
July 5, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674001/delineation-of-an-immunosuppressive-gradient-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-using-high-dimensional-proteomic-and-transcriptomic-analyses
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Valerie Chew, Liyun Lai, Lu Pan, Chun Jye Lim, Juntao Li, Raymond Ong, Camillus Chua, Jing Yao Leong, Kiat Hon Lim, Han Chong Toh, Ser Yee Lee, Chung Yip Chan, Brian K P Goh, Alexander Chung, Pierce K H Chow, Salvatore Albani
The recent development of immunotherapy as a cancer treatment has proved effective over recent years, but the precise dynamics between the tumor microenvironment (TME), nontumor microenvironment (NTME), and the systemic immune system remain elusive. Here, we interrogated these compartments in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) using high-dimensional proteomic and transcriptomic analyses. By time-of-flight mass cytometry, we found that the TME was enriched in regulatory T cells (Tregs), tissue resident memory CD8(+) T cells (TRMs), resident natural killer cells (NKRs), and tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs)...
July 3, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673007/cytokine-induced-killer-cell-therapy-for-modulating-regulatory-t-cells-in-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#15
Baodan Yu, Junli Wang, Chen He, Wei Wang, Jianli Tang, Runhui Zheng, Chengzhi Zhou, Huanhuan Zhang, Zhiping Fu, Qiasheng Li, Jun Xu
Previous studies have reported that regulatory T cells (Tregs), which are physiologically engaged in the maintenance of immunological self-tolerance, have a critical role in the regulation of the antitumor immune response. Targeting Tregs has the potential to augment cancer vaccine approaches. The current study therefore aimed to evaluate the role of cytokine-induced killer (CIK) cell infusion in modulating Tregs in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). A total of 15 patients with advanced NSCLC were treated by an infusion of CIK cells derived from autologous peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs)...
July 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666747/combined-immunotherapy-ctla-4-blockade-potentiates-anti-tumor-response-induced-by-transcutaneous-immunization
#16
Johanna Rausch, Pamela Aranda Lopez, Ariane Bialojan, Mark Denny, Peter Langguth, Hans Christian Probst, Hansjörg Schild, Markus P Radsak
BACKGROUND: The epidermal application of the Toll Like Receptor 7 agonist imiquimod and a T-cell peptide epitope (transcutaneous immunization, TCI) mediates systemic peptide-specific cytotoxic T-cell (CTL) responses and leads to tumor protection in a prophylactic tumor setting. However, it does not accomplish memory formation or permanent defiance of tumors in a therapeutic set-up. As a distinct immunologic approach, CTLA-4 blockade augments systemic immune responses and has shown long-lasting effects in preclinical experiments as well as in clinical trials...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665747/analysis-of-immunological-mechanisms-exerted-by-hbsag-hbig-therapeutic-vaccine-combined-with-adefovir-in-chronic-hepatitis-b-patients
#17
Chenliang Zhou, Chaofan Li, Guo-Zhong Gong, Shuang Wang, Ji-Ming Zhang, Dao-Zhen Xu, Li-Min Guo, Hong Ren, Min Xu, Qing Xie, Chen Pan, Jie Xu, Zhongyu Hu, Shuang Geng, Xian Zhou, Xianzheng Wang, Xiaoyu Zhou, Haili Mi, Gan Zhao, Wencong Yu, Yu-Mei Wen, Lihua Huang, Xuan-Yi Wang, Bin Wang
An HBsAg-HBIG therapeutic vaccine (Yeast-derived Immune Complexes, YIC) for chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients has undergone a series of clinical trials. The HBeAg sero-conversion rate of YIC varied from 21.9% to 14% depending on the immunization protocols from 6 to 12 injections. To analyze the immunological mechanisms exerted by 6 injections of YIC, 44 CHB patients were separately immunized with YIC, alum as adjuvant control or normal saline as blank control, with add on of antiviral drug Adefovir in all groups...
June 30, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665300/transplant-trials-with-tregs-perils-and-promises
#18
Qizhi Tang, Flavio Vincenti
Modern immunosuppression regimens effectively control acute rejection and decrease graft loss in the first year after transplantation; however, these regimens do not have a durable effect on long-term graft survival owing to a combination of drug toxicities and the emergence of chronic alloimmune responses. Eliminating drugs and their toxicities while maintaining graft acceptance has been the primary aim of cellular therapies. Tregs suppress both autoimmune and alloimmune responses and are particularly effective in protecting allografts in experimental transplant models...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658271/regulatory-t-cell-frequencies-and-phenotypes-following-anti-viral-vaccination
#19
A Charlotte M T de Wolf, Susan van Aalst, Irene S Ludwig, Caroline L Bodinham, David J Lewis, Ruurd van der Zee, Willem van Eden, Femke Broere
Regulatory T cells (Treg) function in the prevention of excessive inflammation and maintenance of immunological homeostasis. However, these cells may also interfere with resolution of infections or with immune reactions following vaccination. Effects of Treg on vaccine responses are nowadays investigated, but the impact of vaccination on Treg homeostasis is still largely unknown. This may be a relevant safety aspect, since loss of tolerance through reduced Treg may trigger autoimmunity. In exploratory clinical trials, healthy adults were vaccinated with an influenza subunit vaccine plus or minus the adjuvant MF59®, an adjuvanted hepatitis B subunit vaccine or a live attenuated yellow fever vaccine...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655941/the-immunological-impact-of-chemotherapy-on-the-tumor-microenvironment-of-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#20
Hiroaki Takakura, Shohei Domae, Toshiro Ono, Akira Sasaki
 Anticancer drugs induce cell-cycle arrest and apoptosis not only in tumor cells, but also in immune cells. However, many preclinical and clinical findings show that some chemotherapeutic agents can improve the antitumor efficacy of immunotherapy. We immunohistochemically analyzed the degree of immune cell infiltration and the relevance of programmed cell death 1 ligand-1 (PD-L1) expression in surgically resected oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) specimens from patients who had undergone pretreatment with certain chemotherapies and other patients without pretreatment...
June 2017: Acta Medica Okayama
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