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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718914/reduced-numbers-of-circulating-group-2-innate-lymphoid-cells-in-patients-with-common-variable-immunodeficiency
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Christoph B Geier, Sophie Kraupp, David Bra, Martha M Eibl, Jocelyn R Farmer, Krisztian Csomos, Jolan E Walter, Hermann M Wolf
Recent studies identified an emerging role of group 2 and 3 innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) as key players in the generation of T-dependent and T-independent antibody production. In this retrospective case-control study CD117(+) ILCs (including the majority of ILC2 and ILC3) were reduced in patients with common variable immunodeficiency (CVID). The reduction in CD117(+) ILCs was distinctive to CVID and could not be observed in patients with X linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA). Patients with a more pronounced reduction in CD117(+) ILC numbers showed significantly lower numbers of peripheral MZ-like B cells and an increased prevalence of chronic, non-infectious enteropathy...
July 18, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713936/epigallocatechin-gallate-attenuates-overload%C3%A2-induced-cardiac-ecm-remodeling-via-restoring-t-cell-homeostasis
#2
Yongsheng Han, Qingtong Wang, Xizhen Fan, Jun Chu, Junfu Peng, Yousheng Zhu, Yan Li, Xiaojing Li, Lei Shen, James Asenso, Shanfeng Li
It has previously been demonstrated that Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) has regulatory effects on cellular immunity. The present study explored whether EGCG inhibits the overload‑induced cardiac extracellular matrix (ECM) remodeling through targeting the balance of T cell subpopulations. Sprague‑Dawley rats were subjected to either transverse aortic constriction (TAC) or sham operation. TAC rats were treated with EGCG or valsartan (Val) for 6 weeks. The administration of EGCG or Val ameliorated the overproduction of cardiac collagen, inhibited matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) activity, decreased the expression of tissue inhibitor of MMP‑2, atrial natriuretic peptide and brain natriuretic peptide...
July 15, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705801/the-mir-15-family-reinforces-the-transition-from-proliferation-to-differentiation-in-pre-b-cells
#3
Silke E Lindner, Michael Lohmüller, Bianka Kotkamp, Fabian Schuler, Zeynep Knust, Andreas Villunger, Sebastian Herzog
Precursor B lymphocytes expand upon expression of a pre-B cell receptor (pre-BCR), but then transit into a resting state in which immunoglobulin light chain gene recombination is initiated. This bi-phasic sequence is orchestrated by the IL-7 receptor (IL-7R) and pre-BCR signaling, respectively, but little is known about microRNAs fine-tuning these events. Here, we show that pre-B cells lacking miR-15 family functions exhibit prolonged proliferation due to aberrant expression of the target genes cyclin E1 and D3...
July 13, 2017: EMBO Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705172/endocannabinoid-receptor-blockade-reduces-alanine-aminotransferase-in-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-independent-of-weight-loss
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Alison J Dawson, Eric S Kilpatrick, Anne-Marie Coady, Abeer M M Elshewehy, Youssra Dakroury, Lina Ahmed, Stephen L Atkin, Thozhukat Sathyapalan
BACKGROUND: Evidence suggests that endocannabinoid system activation through the cannabinoid receptor 1 (CB1) is associated with enhanced liver injury, and CB1 antagonism may be beneficial. The aim of this study was to determine the impact of rimonabant (CB1 antagonist) on alanine aminotransferase (ALT), a hepatocellular injury marker, and a hepatic inflammatory cytokine profile. METHODS: Post hoc review of 2 studies involving 50 obese women with PCOS and well matched for weight, randomised to weight reducing therapy; rimonabant (20 mg od) or orlistat (120 mg tds), or to insulin sensitising therapy metformin, (500 mg tds), or pioglitazone (45 mg od)...
July 14, 2017: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689166/ocular-surface-cytokine-profile-in-chronic-stevens-johnson-syndrome-and-its-response-to-mucous-membrane-grafting-for-lid-margin-keratinisation
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Srividya Gurumurthy, Geetha Iyer, Bhaskar Srinivasan, Shweta Agarwal, Narayanasamy Angayarkanni
BACKGROUND: To study the tear cytokine and the conjunctival and oral mucosal marker profile in chronic ocular Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and their alteration following mucous membrane grafting (MMG) for lid margin keratinisation (LMK). METHODS: In a 1-year prospective study, SJS cases (n=25) and age-matched/sex-matched healthy controls (n=25) were recruited. Tear specimen (Schirmer's strip), conjunctival and oral mucosal imprints were collected from controls and SJS cases pre-MMG and post-MMG (at first follow-up, n=17)...
July 8, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670688/lack-of-ikaros-cripples-expression-of-foxo1-and-its-targets-in-naive-t-cells
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Parul Agnihotri, Nicholas M Robertson, Sarah E Umetsu, Ksenia Arakcheeva, Susan Winandy
Ikaros is a transcription factor that regulates lymphocyte development from the level of the hematopoietic stem cell. Lack of Ikaros reduces the ability of progenitor cells to commit to the T cell lineage, resulting in reduced numbers of early thymic T cell progenitors and mature T cells. Mature CD4 T cells that lack Ikaros have defects in proliferation, T helper cell differentiation, cytokine expression and the ability to become anergic. A role for Ikaros in the naïve T cell has not yet been identified. IL-7Rα and L-selectin are receptors important for ensuring survival and proper homing of naive T cells, respectively...
July 3, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650254/proteomics-to-predict-the-response-to-tumour-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-inhibitors-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-using-a-supervised-cluster-analysis-based-protein-score
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Bvj Cuppen, Rde Fritsch-Stork, I Eekhout, W de Jager, A C Marijnissen, Jwj Bijlsma, M Custers, J M van Laar, Fpjg Lafeber, Pmj Welsing
OBJECTIVE: In rheumatoid arthritis (RA), it is of major importance to identify non-responders to tumour necrosis factor-α inhibitors (TNFi) before starting treatment, to prevent a delay in effective treatment. We developed a protein score for the response to TNFi treatment in RA and investigated its predictive value. METHOD: In RA patients eligible for biological treatment included in the BiOCURA registry, 53 inflammatory proteins were measured using xMAP® technology...
June 26, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634479/whole-blood-profiling-of-bacillus-calmette-gu%C3%A3-rin-induced-trained-innate-immunity-in-infants-identifies-epidermal-growth-factor-il-6-platelet-derived-growth-factor-ab-bb-and-natural-killer-cell-activation
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Steven G Smith, Johanneke Kleinnijenhuis, Mihai G Netea, Hazel M Dockrell
Vaccination of infants with bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) activates both the innate and adaptive arms of the immune response. The antimycobacterial effects of these responses most likely account for the ability of BCG to protect against childhood forms of tuberculosis (TB). There is also evidence for a heterologous protective effect of BCG vaccination against TB-unrelated mortality in low birth weight infants. A possible mechanism of action of this effect, the induction of trained innate immunity, has been demonstrated when cells from BCG-vaccinated adults are restimulated in vitro with non-related microbial stimuli...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633645/generation-of-populations-of-antigen-specific-cytotoxic-t-cells-using-dcs-transfected-with-dna-construct-encoding-her2-neu-tumor-antigen-epitopes
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Maria Kuznetsova, Julia Lopatnikova, Julia Khantakova, Rinat Maksyutov, Amir Maksyutov, Sergey Sennikov
BACKGROUND: Recent fundamental and clinical studies have confirmed the effectiveness of utilizing the potential of the immune system to remove tumor cells disseminated in a patient's body. Cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) are considered the main effectors in cell-mediated antitumor immunity. Approaches based on antigen presentation to CTLs by dendritic cells (DCs) are currently being intensively studied, because DCs are more efficient in tumor antigen presentation to T cells through their initiation of strong specific antitumor immune responses than other types of antigen-presenting cells...
June 20, 2017: BMC Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631887/thymic-stromal-lymphopoietin-is-expressed-in-human-corneal-stromal-cells-and-secreted-upon-protease-activated-receptor-1-activation
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Hongbo Yin, Yan Tian, Rongying Luo, Yingping Deng
Thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) is an interleukin-7 (IL-7) like cytokine that triggers inflammatory responses through activating dendritic cell. It is demonstrated to be involved in a number of disorders, including cancer, gastrointestinal diseases, and autoimmune diseases. In addition, TSLP is also found to be able to induce itch sensation by directly activating the itch sensory neurons. The expression of human TSLP is detected in various tissues such as heart, liver, testis, and prostate. In this study, we report that TSLP was expressed in the human corneal stromal cells, the highly specialized cells that are critical for the function of the cornea...
June 20, 2017: IUBMB Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627525/inflammatory-anti-inflammatory-and-regulatory-cytokines-in-relatively-healthy-lung-tissue-as-an-essential-part-of-the-local-immune-system
#11
Zane Vitenberga, Mara Pilmane
BACKGROUND: The innate and adaptive immune systems in lungs are maintained not only by immune cells but also by non-immune tissue structures, locally providing wide intercellular communication networks and regulating the local tissue immune response. AIMS: The aim of this study was to determine the appearance and distribution of inflammatory, anti-inflammatory and regulatory cytokines in relatively healthy lung tissue samples. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We evaluated lung tissue specimens obtained from 49 patients aged 9-95 years in relatively healthy study subjects...
June 2017: Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacký, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625271/-advances-in-immunotherapeutic-research-of-sepsis
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Lihua Dong, Juan Lyu, Lili Ding, Zhongmin Liu
Sepsis is a life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by dysregulated host responses to infection. Despite decades of research, it remains the leading cause of death in intensive care units (ICUs). None of the current treatment, including antibiotics, organ protection and liquid resuscitation, is specifically effective for sepsis. Immunosuppression is one of the currently accepted pathogenesis and immunotherapy is one of the hot spot of current sepsis research. Immune related treatments include restricting the release of pathogen toxin and its removal, controlling the excessive inflammatory reaction and apoptosis inhibition, etc...
February 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
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/28622063/characteristic-profiles-of-inflammatory-cytokines-in-the-aqueous-humor-of-glaucomatous-eyes
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Taiki Kokubun, Satoru Tsuda, Hiroshi Kunikata, Masayuki Yasuda, Noriko Himori, Shiho Kunimatsu-Sanuki, Kazuichi Maruyama, Toru Nakazawa
PURPOSE: To analyze cytokine profiles of the aqueous humor of eyes with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), neovascular glaucoma (NVG), and cataract (as controls). METHODS: A multiplex bead assay was used to measure concentrations of 27 cytokines in aqueous humor samples from 54 eyes. RESULTS: Detection rates were as follows: IL-7: NVG higher than POAG; IL-10: POAG lower than cataract or NVG; and GM-CSF: cataract higher than POAG or NVG. Concentrations were as follows: IL-8, IP-10, MCP-1, and MIP-1β: POAG and NVG higher than cataract; IL-9: POAG lower than NVG; IL-12: POAG lower than cataract or NVG; and VEGF: NVG higher than cataract or POAG and POAG lower than cataract...
June 16, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620098/cytokine-signaling-in-the-development-and-homeostasis-of-regulatory-t-cells
#15
Kevin H Toomer, Thomas R Malek
Cytokine signaling is indispensable for regulatory T-cell (Treg) development in the thymus, and also influences the homeostasis, phenotypic diversity, and function of Tregs in the periphery. Because Tregs are required for establishment and maintenance of immunological self-tolerance, investigating the role of cytokines in Treg biology carries therapeutic potential in the context of autoimmune disease. This review discusses the potent and diverse influences of interleukin (IL)-2 signaling on the Treg compartment, an area of knowledge that has led to the use of low-dose IL-2 as a therapy to reregulate autoaggressive immune responses...
June 15, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612257/peripheral-alterations-in-cytokine-and-chemokine-levels-after-antidepressant-drug-treatment-for-major-depressive-disorder-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Cristiano A Köhler, Thiago H Freitas, Brendon Stubbs, Michael Maes, Marco Solmi, Nicola Veronese, Nayanna Q de Andrade, Gerwyn Morris, Brisa S Fernandes, André R Brunoni, Nathan Herrmann, Charles L Raison, Brian J Miller, Krista L Lanctôt, André F Carvalho
Mounting evidence suggests that aberrations in immune-inflammatory pathways contribute to the pathophysiology of major depressive disorder (MDD), and individuals with MDD may have elevated levels of predominantly pro-inflammatory cytokines and C-reactive protein. In addition, previous meta-analyses suggest that antidepressant drug treatment may decrease peripheral levels of interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β) and IL-6. Recently, several new studies examining the effect of antidepressants on these cytokines have been published, and so we performed an updated meta-analysis of studies that measured peripheral levels of cytokines and chemokines during antidepressant treatment in patients with MDD...
June 13, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603864/ediii-denv3-nanospheres-drive-immature-dendritic-cells-into-a-mature-phenotype-in-an-in-vitro-model
#17
Nattika Nantachit, Panya Sunintaboon, Sukathida Ubol
Domain III of E protein of DENV is one of the targets for vaccine development. Unfortunately, this protein-based platform has generally low immunogenicity. To circumvent this problem, we investigated the use of an adjuvant-nanoparticle delivery system to facilitate immunogenicity of soluble DENV-EDIII protein. One of the key features of this delivery system is its ability to simultaneously deliver antigens and exert adjuvanticity to specialized immune cells. In this study, we generated N-trimethyl chitosan (TMC) nanoparticles (NPs) to be used as adjuvant and carrier for the soluble E-domain III of dengue virus serotype 3 (sEDIII-D3)...
June 12, 2017: Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600230/cytokine-and-chemokine-profile-changes-in-patients-with-lower-segment-lumbar-degenerative-spondylolisthesis
#18
Juraj Sutovsky, Martin Benco, Martina Sutovska, Michaela Kocmalova, Lenka Pappova, Juraj Miklusica, Andrej Frano, Egon Kurca
BACKGROUND: Lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis (DS) develops as a result of inflammatory and remodeling processes in facet joints (FJs). Several inflammatory cytokines are involved in the osteoarthritic and remodeling changes that occur and in low-back and/or radicular pain, the most prevalent clinical symptom of disease. This study improves knowledge related to the roles that 27 cytokines, chemokines and growth factors play in the pathophysiology of lumbar DS. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Cytokine levels were examined using capture sandwich immunoassay using the Bio-Plex(®) 200 System and the Bio-PlexTM Human Cytokine Standard 27-Plex, Group I (Bio-Rad, Hercules, California, USA) separately in intervertebral discs (IVDs) and FJ bone tissue...
June 6, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597951/treg-conditioning-endows-activated-teff-with-suppressor-function-in-autoimmune-hepatitis-autoimmune-sclerosing-cholangitis
#19
Rodrigo Liberal, Charlotte R Grant, Muhammed Yuksel, Jonathon Graham, Alireza Kalbasi, Yun Ma, Michael A Heneghan, Giorgina Mieli-Vergani, Diego Vergani, Maria Serena Longhi
Imbalance between T regulatory (Treg) and T effector (Teff) cells is likely to contribute to induction and perpetuation of liver damage in autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) and autoimmune sclerosing cholangitis (AISC) either through inability of Tregs to restrain proliferation and effector cytokine production by responders or through conversion of Tregs into T helper type 1 (Th1) or type 17 (Th17) effector lymphocytes. We investigated the effect of Treg skewing on the phenotypic and functional properties of CD4(+) CD127(+) CD25(high) cells, an activated subset of Teff, in 32 patients with AIH, 20 with AISC and in 36 healthy subjects (HS)...
June 9, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591258/immune-development-in-hiv-exposed-uninfected-children-born-to-hiv-infected-women
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Maristela Miyamoto, Aída F T B Gouvêa, Erika Ono, Regina Célia M Succi, Savita Pahwa, Maria Isabel de Moraes-Pinto
Immunological and clinical findings suggestive of some immune dysfunction have been reported among HIV-exposed uninfected (HEU) children and adolescents. Whether these defects are persistent or transitory is still unknown. HEU pediatric population at birth, 12 months, 6-12 years were evaluated in comparison to healthy age-matched HIV-unexposed controls. Plasma levels of LPS, sCD14, cytokines, lymphocyte immunophenotyping and T-cell receptor excision circles (TREC) were assessed. HEU and controls had similar LPS levels, which remained low from birth to 6-12 years; for plasma sCD14, IL-2, IL-6, IL-7, IL-10, IL-12p70, IL-13, IL-17, IFN-γ, TNF-α, G-CSF, GM-CSF and MCP-1, which increased from birth to 12 months and then decreased at 6-12 years; and for TREC/106 PBMC at birth in HEU and controls...
June 1, 2017: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
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