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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448542/diminished-plasma-levels-of-common-%C3%AE-chain-cytokines-in-pulmonary-tuberculosis-and-reversal-following-treatment
#1
Nathella Pavan Kumar, Vaithilingam V Banurekha, Dina Nair, Subash Babu
BACKGROUND: The immune response to tuberculosis (TB) is T cell dependent. T cells are the major facilitators of protection and effector functions with CD4+ T cells being the most important players, followed by CD8+ T cells. The common γ-chain cytokines IL-2, IL-7, IL-15, and IL-21 play a vital role in peripheral T cell growth and survival. However, the role of common γ-chain cytokines in pulmonary TB (PTB) is poorly understood. AIM AND METHODS: To examine the association of circulating common γ-chain cytokines with TB disease or infection, we examined the systemic levels of IL-2, IL-7, IL-15, and IL-21 in individuals with PTB, latent TB (LTB) or no TB infection (NTB)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438224/early-strong-intrathecal-inflammation-in-cerebellar-type-multiple-system-atrophy-by-cerebrospinal-fluid-cytokine-chemokine-profiles-a-case-control-study
#2
Ryo Yamasaki, Hiroo Yamaguchi, Takuya Matsushita, Takayuki Fujii, Akio Hiwatashi, Jun-Ichi Kira
BACKGROUND: The pathology of multiple system atrophy cerebellar-type (MSA-C) includes glial inflammation; however, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) inflammatory cytokine profiles have not been investigated. In this study, we determined CSF cytokine/chemokine/growth factor profiles in MSA-C and compared them with those in hereditary spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA). METHODS: We collected clinical data and CSF from 20 MSA-C patients, 12 hereditary SCA patients, and 15 patients with other non-inflammatory neurological diseases (OND), and measured 27 cytokines/chemokines/growth factors using a multiplexed fluorescent bead-based immunoassay...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438174/exercise-attenuates-neurological-deficits-by-stimulating-a-critical-hsp70-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-il-6-synapsin-i-axis-in-traumatic-brain-injury-rats
#3
Chung-Ching Chio, Hung-Jung Lin, Yu-Feng Tian, Yu-Chieh Chen, Mao-Tsun Lin, Cheng-Hsien Lin, Ching-Ping Chang, Chien-Chin Hsu
BACKGROUND: Despite previous evidence for a potent inflammatory response after a traumatic brain injury (TBI), it is unknown whether exercise preconditioning (EP) improves outcomes after a TBI by modulating inflammatory responses. METHODS: We performed quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR) to quantify the genes encoding 84 cytokines and chemokines in the peripheral blood and used ELISA to determine both the cerebral and blood levels of interleukin-6 (IL-6). We also performed the chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) assay to evaluate the extent of nuclear factor kappa-B (NF-κB) binding to the DNA elements in the IL-6 promoter regions...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426533/hiv-dna-content-in-different-cd4-t-cell-subsets-correlates-with-cd4-cd8-ratio-or-length-of-efficient-treatment
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Lara Gibellini, Simone Pecorini, Sara de Biasi, Elena Bianchini, Margherita Digaetano, Marcello Pinti, Gianluca Carnevale, Vanni Borghi, Giovanni Guaraldi, Cristina Mussini, Andrea Cossarizza, Milena Nasi
OBJECTIVES: HIV establishes a latent infection at different degrees within naïve (TN) or central (TCM) and effector memory (TEM) CD4+ T cell. Studying patients in whom HIV production was suppressed by combined antiretroviral therapy (cART), our main aim was to find which factors are related or can influence intracellular viral reservoir in different CD4+ T cell subsets. METHODS: We enrolled 32 HIV+ patients successfully treated for > 2 years, with a CD4+ T cell count > 500 cells/μL and plasma viremia undetectable from at least one year...
April 19, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413023/a-chemoattractant-guided-walk-through-lymphopoiesis-from-hematopoietic-stem-cells-to-mature-b-lymphocytes
#5
REVIEW
Vivian Y Lim, Sandra Zehentmeier, Chris Fistonich, João P Pereira
B lymphocytes develop from hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) in specialized bone marrow niches composed of rare mesenchymal lineage stem/progenitor cells (MSPCs) and sinusoidal endothelial cells. These niches are defined by function and location: MSPCs are mostly perisinusoidal cells that together with a small subset of sinusoidal endothelial cells express stem cell factor, interleukin-7 (IL-7), IL-15, and the highest amounts of CXCL12 in bone marrow. Though rare, MSPCs are morphologically heterogeneous, highly reticular, and form a vast cellular network in the bone marrow parenchyma capable of interacting with large numbers of hematopoietic cells...
2017: Advances in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404633/il-7r%C3%AE-expression-regulates-murine-dendritic-cell-sensitivity-to-thymic-stromal-lymphopoietin
#6
Laura Kummola, Zsuzsanna Ortutay, Xi Chen, Stephane Caucheteux, Sanna Hämäläinen, Saara Aittomäki, Ryoji Yagi, Jinfang Zhu, Marko Pesu, William E Paul, Ilkka S Junttila
Thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) and IL-7 are related cytokines that mediate growth and differentiation events in the immune system. They signal through IL-7Rα-containing receptors. Target cells of TSLP in Th2 responses include CD4 T cells and dendritic cells (DCs). Although it has been reported that expression of TSLP receptor (TSLPR) on CD4 T cells is required for OVA-induced lung inflammation, DCs have also been shown to be target cells of TSLP. In this study, we show that murine ex vivo splenic DCs are unresponsive to TSLP, as they fail to phosphorylate STAT5, but in vitro overnight culture, especially in presence of IL-4, renders DCs responsive to both TSLP and IL-7...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400540/cd56-bright-nk-il-7r%C3%AE-expression-negatively-associates-with-hcv-level-and-il-7-induced-nk-function-is-impaired-during-hcv-and-hiv-infections
#7
Chelsey J Judge, Lenche Kostadinova, Kenneth E Sherman, Adeel A Butt, Yngve Falck-Ytter, Nicholas T Funderburg, Alan L Landay, Michael M Lederman, Scott F Sieg, Johan K Sandberg, Donald D Anthony
Several lines of evidence support the concept that NK cells play an important role in control of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection via cytokine secretion and cytotoxicity. IL-7 is a homeostatic cytokine with a role in T cell development, activation, proliferation, and cytokine secretion. The IL-7Rα chain [cluster of differentiation (CD)127] is expressed on NK cells, with greatest abundance on the CD56(bright)CD16(dim/-) (CD56(bright)) subset. Here, we measured CD127 expression on CD56(bright), CD56(dim)CD16(+) (CD56(dim)), or CD56(neg)CD16(+) (CD56(neg)) NK cell subsets of 25 uninfected donors (UD); 34 chronic HCV-infected, treatment-naïve; 25 HIV-infected, virally suppressed on antiretroviral therapy (ART); and 42 HCV-HIV-coinfected subjects on ART...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399920/patterns-of-inflammatory-responses-and-parasite-tolerance-vary-with-malaria-transmission-intensity
#8
Temitope W Ademolue, Yaw Aniweh, Kwadwo A Kusi, Gordon A Awandare
BACKGROUND: In individuals living in malaria-endemic regions, parasitaemia thresholds for the onset of clinical symptoms vary with transmission intensity. The mechanisms that mediate this relationship are however, unclear. Since inflammatory responses to parasite infection contribute to the clinical manifestation of malaria, this study investigated inflammatory cytokine responses in children with malaria from areas of different transmission intensities (ranging from low to high). METHODS: Blood samples were obtained from children confirmed with malaria at community hospitals in three areas with differing transmission intensities...
April 11, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396296/direct-effects-of-interleukin-7-on-the-function-of-human-t-cells-in-vitro
#9
Vyacheslav A Shmarov, Vladimir V Malashchenko, Maksim E Meniailo, Natalia D Gazatova, Natalia M Todosenko, Olga B Melashchenko, Andrei G Goncharov, Victor I Seledtsov
СD3+ T lymphocytes were isolated by positive magnetic separation from the peripheral blood of healthy donors. In the absence of any additional activating stimuli, interleukin-7 (IL-7) was shown to augment the levels of T cells expressing CD25 activation marker both in СD4-positive and in CD4-negative effector memory (CD45RA(-)CD197(-)) T cell subsets, as well as in terminally differentiated (CD45RA(+)CD197(-)) Т cells, without significantly affecting the activation status of naive (CD45RA(+)CD197(+)) and central memory (CD45RA(-)CD197(+)) T cells...
November 1, 2016: European Cytokine Network
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395279/serum-lymphocyte-associated-cytokine-concentrations-change-more-rapidly-over-time-in-multiple-system-atrophy-compared-to-parkinson-disease
#10
Keri Csencsits-Smith, Jessika Suescun, Kan Li, Sheng Luo, Diane L Bick, Mya Schiess
OBJECTIVE: Chronic inflammatory processes contribute to the eventual death of motor neurons and the development of symptoms in both idiopathic Parkinson disease (PD) and multiple system atrophy (MSA). Given the faster rate of progression and more severe symptoms associated with MSA, we hypothesized that markers of inflammation would be more evident in the peripheral blood of MSA than PD patients, and that evidence of this inflammation might assist early diagnosis of MSA versus PD. METHODS: We performed multiplex analysis to determine the concentrations of 37 immune-associated cytokines and chemokines isolated from the plasma of patients with PD (n = 25) and MSA (n = 14) and compared our results to those of age-matched controls (n = 15)...
April 11, 2017: Neuroimmunomodulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392427/immune-dysregulation-in-offspring-of-a-bipolar-parent-altered-serum-levels-of-immune-growth-factors-at-adolescent-age
#11
G Snijders, E Mesman, H de Wit, A Wijkhuijs, W A Nolen, H A Drexhage, M H J Hillegers
Immune dysregulation plays a role in the vulnerability for mood disorders. Immune growth factors, such as Stem Cell Factor (SCF), Insulin-like Growth Factor-Binding Protein-2 (IGF-BP2), Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF), IL-7 and sCD25 have repeatedly been reported altered in patients with mood disorders. The aim of this study was to investigate levels of these factors in serum of adolescent bipolar offspring, who have a heightened risk for mood disorder development and to also analyze the data combined with previously published data...
April 6, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387753/imatinib-mesylate-inhibits-stat5-phosphorylation-in-response-to-il-7-and-promotes-t-cell-lymphopenia-in-chronic-myelogenous-leukemia-patients
#12
S Thiant, M M Moutuou, P Laflamme, R Sidi Boumedine, D M Leboeuf, L Busque, J Roy, M Guimond
Imatinib mesylate (IM) therapy has been shown to induce lower T cell counts in chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) patients and an interference of IM with T cell receptor (TCR) signaling has been invoked to explain this observation. However, IL-7 and TCR signaling are both essential for lymphocyte survival. This study was undertaken to determine whether IM interferes with IL-7 or TCR signaling to explain lower T cell counts in patients. At diagnosis, CML patients have typically lower CD4(+) counts in their blood, yet CD8(+) counts are normal or even increased in some...
April 7, 2017: Blood Cancer Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381640/early-b-cell-progenitors-deficient-for-gon4l-fail-to-differentiate-due-to-a-block-in-mitotic-cell-division
#13
Jennifer Y Barr, Renee X Goodfellow, Diana F Colgan, John D Colgan
B cell development in Justy mutant mice is blocked due to a precursor mRNA splicing defect that depletes the protein GON4-like (GON4L) in B cell progenitors. Genetic and biochemical studies have suggested that GON4L is a transcriptional regulator that coordinates cell division with differentiation, but its role in B cell development is unknown. To understand the function of GON4L, we characterized B cell differentiation, cell cycle control, and mitotic gene expression in GON4L-deficient B cell progenitors from Justy mice...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377612/dominant-tnf%C3%AE-and-impaired-il-2-cytokine-profiles-of-cd4-t-cells-from-children-with-type-1-diabetes
#14
Julia Seyfarth, Katharina Förtsch, Heinz Ahlert, Hans-Juergen Laws, Beate Karges, Rene Deenen, Karl Köhrer, Ertan Mayatepek, Thomas Meissner, Marc Jacobsen
Aberrantly activated CD4(+) T memory cells play a central role in the development of type-1-diabetes. Interleukin-7 promotes generation of autoimmune memory T cells and increased Interleukin-7 availability is associated with type-1-diabetes susceptibility. T-cell mediated immune pathology at onset of type-1-diabetes is well defined, but characteristics of long-term symptomatic disease stages remain largely elusive. In the present study memory CD4(+) T-cell activation and cytokine expression as well as sensitivity to Interleukin-7 in vitro were compared between patients with type-1-diabetes at clinical onset (n=25), long-term symptomatic disease (median duration 4...
April 5, 2017: Immunology and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370072/expression-profiling-of-sudanese-visceral-leishmaniasis-patients-pre-and-post-treatment-with-sodium-stibogluconate
#15
Mohamed A M Salih, Michaela Fakiola, Paul A Lyons, Brima M Younis, Ahmed M Musa, Ahmed M Elhassan, Denise Anderson, Genevieve Syn, Muntaser E Ibrahim, Jenefer M Blackwell, Hiba S Mohamed
Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) in Sudan caused by Leishmania donovani is fatal in susceptible individuals if untreated. Treatment with Sodium Stibogluconate (SSG) leads to post kala azar dermal leishmaniasis (PKDL) in 58% of patients. Here Affymetrix microarrays were used to identify genes differentially expressed in lymph nodes (N=9 paired samples) pre- and post-treatment with SSG. Using the Bioconductor package limma, 438 genes from 28,869 post quality-control probe-sets were differentially expressed (Pnominal ≤0...
March 31, 2017: Parasite Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361874/il-15-sustains-il-7r-independent-ilc2-and-ilc3-development
#16
Michelle L Robinette, Jennifer K Bando, Wilbur Song, Tyler K Ulland, Susan Gilfillan, Marco Colonna
The signals that maintain tissue-resident innate lymphoid cells (ILC) in different microenvironments are incompletely understood. Here we show that IL-7 receptor (IL-7R) is not strictly required for the development of any ILC subset, as residual cells persist in the small intestinal lamina propria (siLP) of adult and neonatal Il7ra(-/-) mice. Il7ra(-/-) ILC2 primarily express an ST2(-) phenotype, but are not inflammatory ILC2. CCR6(+) ILC3, which express higher Bcl-2 than other ILC3, are the most abundant subset in Il7ra(-/-) siLP...
March 31, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358908/pharmacogenomics-study-on-cadherin-2-network-with-regard-to-hiv-infection-and-methadone-treatment-outcome
#17
Hsiang-Wei Kuo, Chia-Lung Shih, Jieh-Hen Tsung, Sheng-Wen Liu, Shih-Kai Chu, Hsin-Chou Yang, Hsiao-Hui Tsou, Zih-Hsiang Wang, Andrew C H Chen, Yu-Li Liu
Heroin dependent patients have a high incidence of HIV infection. In contrast to the gene expression method, we developed a systemic correlation analysis method built upon the results of pharmacogenomics study in a methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) cohort consisting of 344 Taiwanese heroin dependent patients. We identified genetic variants and their encoding proteins that may be involved with HIV infection and MMT treatment outcome. Cadherin 2 (CDH2) genetic determinants were identified through the genome-wide pharmacogenomic study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356069/broad-induction-of-immunoregulatory-mechanisms-after-a-short-course-of-anti-il-7r%C3%AE-antibodies-in-nod-mice
#18
Cristina Vazquez-Mateo, Justin Collins, Michelle Fleury, Hans Dooms
BACKGROUND: Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease caused by T cell-mediated destruction of the insulin-producing β-cells in the pancreas. Therefore, approaches that effectively halt the pathogenic T cell response are predicted to have preventive or therapeutic benefit for type 1 diabetes patients. We previously demonstrated that long-term blocking of IL-7 signaling, which is critical for the survival and function of T cells, prevented and reversed type 1 diabetes in non-obese diabetic mice...
March 29, 2017: BMC Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342814/tear-cytokine-profile-of-glaucoma-patients-treated-with-preservative-free-or-preserved-latanoprost
#19
Jose M Martinez-de-la-Casa, Francisco Perez-Bartolome, Elena Urcelay, Jose L Santiago, Javier Moreno-Montañes, Pedro Arriola-Villalobos, Jose M Benitez-Del-Castillo, Julian Garcia-Feijoo
PURPOSE: To determine variations in cytokine levels of glaucoma patients treated either with preservative-free latanoprost or preserved latanoprost, relative to healthy individuals. METHODS: Tear samples were collected from 39 healthy subjects, 20 glaucoma patients treated with preserved latanoprost, and 20 patients treated with preservative-free latanoprost. A set of 27 inflammatory cytokines was analyzed in each group, including interleukin (IL)-1β, IL-1ra, IL-2, IL-4, IL-5, IL-6, IL-7, IL-8, IL9, IL-10, IL-12 (p70), IL-13, IL-15, IL-17, eotaxin, fibroblast growth factor (FGF) basic, granulocyte colony stimulating factor (G-CSF), granulocyte monocyte colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF), interferon (IFN)-γ, interferon gamma-induced protein (IP)-10, monocyte chemo attractant protein (MCP)-1MCAF, macrophage inflammatory protein (MIP)-1α, MIP-1β, platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF)-BB, regulated on activation, normal T cell expressed and secreted (RANTES), tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)...
March 22, 2017: Ocular Surface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341671/lipopolysaccharide-elicited-tslpr-expression-enriches-a-functionally-discrete-subset-of-human-cd14-cd1c-monocytes
#20
Francesco Borriello, Raffaella Iannone, Sarah Di Somma, Viviana Vastolo, Giuseppe Petrosino, Feliciano Visconte, Maddalena Raia, Giulia Scalia, Stefania Loffredo, Gilda Varricchi, Maria Rosaria Galdiero, Francescopaolo Granata, Luigi Del Vecchio, Giuseppe Portella, Gianni Marone
Thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) is a cytokine produced mainly by epithelial cells in response to inflammatory or microbial stimuli and binds to the TSLP receptor (TSLPR) complex, a heterodimer composed of TSLPR and IL-7 receptor α (CD127). TSLP activates multiple immune cell subsets expressing the TSLPR complex and plays a role in several models of disease. Although human monocytes express TSLPR and CD127 mRNAs in response to the TLR4 agonist LPS, their responsiveness to TSLP is poorly defined. We demonstrate that TSLP enhances human CD14(+) monocyte CCL17 production in response to LPS and IL-4...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
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