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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196644/re-evaluation-of-epidermodysplasia-verruciformis-reconciling-more-than-90%C3%A2-years-of-debate
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Joanna Przybyszewska, Abraham Zlotogorski, Yuval Ramot
Epidermodysplasia verruciformis (EV) is a rare genodermatosis characterized by abnormal susceptibility to cutaneous human beta-papillomavirus infections causing persistent flat warts or pityriasis versicolor-like lesions. This generalized verrucous skin disorder resembles generalized verrucosis, but these 2 conditions are distinguished by differences in clinical manifestation and the human papillomavirus types involved. A breakthrough in our understanding of EV was the discovery that homozygous inactivating mutations in TMC6 (EVER1) and TMC8 (EVER2) determine susceptibility to this disorder; however, they have not solved all EV cases fully...
February 10, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193636/evaluation-of-jak3-biology-in-autoimmune-disease-using-a-highly-selective-irreversible-jak3-inhibitor
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Fiona Elwood, David Witter, Jennifer Piesvaux, Brian Kraybill, Nathan Bays, Carla Alpert, Peter Goldenblatt, Yujie Qu, Irena Ivanovska, Hyun-Hee Lee, Chi-Sung Chiu, Hao Tang, Mark E Scott, Sujal Deshmukh, Mark Zielstorff, Alan Byford, Kalyan Chakravarty, Lauren Dorosh, Alexy Rivkin, Joel Klappenbach, Bo-Sheng Pan, Ilona Kariv, Christopher Dinsmore, Deborah Slipetz, Peter Dandliker
Reversible Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitors such as Tofacitinib(Changelian, et al., 2003;Flanagan, et al., 2010) and Decernotinib(Farmer, et al., 2015;Mahajan, et al., 2015) block cytokine signaling and are efficacious in treating autoimmune diseases (Kremer, et al., 2009;Fleischmann, et al., 2015;Fleischmann, et al., 2015;Krueger, et al., 2016;Sandborn, et al., 2012). However therapeutic doses are limited due to inhibition of other JAK/STAT pathways associated with hematopoiesis, lipid biogenesis, infection and immune responses(Kahn C, 2012)...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181541/gene-variation-in-il-7-receptor-il-7r-%C3%AE-affects-il-7r-response-in-cd4-t-cells-in-hiv-infected-individuals
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Hans Jakob Hartling, Lars P Ryder, Henrik Ullum, Niels Ødum, Susanne Dam Nielsen
Optimal CD4+ T cell recovery after initiating combination antiretroviral treatment (cART) in HIV infection reduces risk of morbidity and mortality. T-allele homozygosity ('TT') in the single nucleotide polymorphism, rs6897932(C/T), in the IL-7 receptor α (IL-7RA) is associated with faster CD4+ T cell recovery after cART initiation compared to C-allele homozygosity in rs6897932 ('CC'). However, underlying mechanisms are unknown. We aimed to examine potential mechanisms explaining the association between rs6897932 and CD4+ T cell recovery...
February 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161477/sequential-transmigration-of-polymorphonuclear-cells-and-naive-cd3-t-lymphocytes-across-the-blood-cerebrospinal-fluid-barrier-in-vitro-following-infection-with-echovirus-30
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Tobias Dahm, Franziska Frank, Ortwin Adams, Holger A Lindner, Hiroshi Ishikawa, Christel Weiss, Christian Schwerk, Horst Schroten, Tobias Tenenbaum, Henriette Rudolph
Viral meningitis by non-polio enteroviruses (NPEV) is a major public health burden causing fatal outcomes especially in the younger population. Strong evidence exists that the blood-cerebrospinal-fluid (CSF) barrier (BCSFB) serves as an entry point for enterovirus and leucocytes into the central nervous system (CNS). Moreover, analysis of clinical CSF specimens of patients with a NPEV infection revealed a predominance of polymorphonuclear granulocytes (PMN) in the early phase and mononuclear cells in the later course of meningitis...
February 1, 2017: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154568/il-7-induced-proliferation-of-human-naive-cd4-t-cells-relies-on-continued-thymic-activity
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Susana L Silva, Adriana S Albuquerque, Paula Matoso, Bénédicte Charmeteau-de-Muylder, Rémi Cheynier, Dário Ligeiro, Miguel Abecasis, Rui Anjos, João T Barata, Rui M M Victorino, Ana E Sousa
Naive CD4 T-cell maintenance is critical for immune competence. We investigated here the fine-tuning of homeostatic mechanisms of the naive compartment to counteract the loss of de novo CD4 T-cell generation. Adults thymectomized in early childhood during corrective cardiac surgery were grouped based on presence or absence of thymopoiesis and compared with age-matched controls. We found that the preservation of the CD31(-) subset was independent of the thymus and that its size is tightly controlled by peripheral mechanisms, including prolonged cell survival as attested by Bcl-2 levels...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149833/assessment-of-the-link-between-in-utero-exposure-to-2-aminoanthracene-2aa-and-type-1-diabetes-t1d
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Christopher A Mays, Daniel A Hunter, Wilson Yau, Worlanyo E Gato
BACKGROUND: A recent diabetes report revealed an increased incidence in diabetes including type 1-diabetes (T1D). The increase in the numbers of T1D incidences are thought to be related to environmental reasons such as the exposure to environmental chemicals including arylamine 2-aminoanthracene (2AA). T1D is an autoimmune disease of the pancreatic islet in which insulin-producing beta cells are destroyed by auto-reactive T-cells and monocytic cells. METHODS: The purpose of this study is to examine the extent to which 2AA exposure contributes to T1D...
2017: Journal of Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149656/immune-and-inflammatory-gene-expressions-are-different-in-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease-compared-to-those-in-familial-mediterranean-fever
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Filiz Türe Özdemir, Emel Ekşioğlu Demiralp, Sibel Z Aydın, Pamir Atagündüz, Tülin Ergun, Haner Direskeneli
OBJECTIVE: The immune classification of Behçet's disease (BD) is still controversial. In this study, we aimed to compare the immune/inflammatory gene expressions in BD with those in familial Mediterranean fever (FMF), an autoinflammatory disorder with innate immune activation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: CD4+ T cells and CD14+ monocytes were isolated from the peripheral blood mononuclear cells of Behçet's disease patients (n=10), FMF (n=6) patients, and healthy controls (n=4) with microbeads, and then, the mRNA was isolated...
December 2016: European Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146052/expansion-of-t-cells-with-interleukin-21-for-adoptive-immunotherapy-of-murine-mammary-carcinoma
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Christine K Zoon, Wen Wan, Laura Graham, Harry D Bear
We previously demonstrated that culturing antigen-sensitized draining lymph node (DLN) lymphocytes from BALB/c mice in interleukin (IL)-7/15 after activation with bryostatin/ionomycin (B/I) is superior to culture in IL-2 for expansion, differentiation to cluster of differentiation (CD)8+ cells and anti-tumor activity. We sought to determine whether the substitution or addition of IL-21 to culture had a similar effect. DLN lymphocytes were antigen-sensitized with 4T1 mammary carcinoma 10 days prior to harvest, activated with B/I, and expanded in culture for 7 days with either IL-2, IL-21, IL-2/21, IL-7/15, or IL-7/15/21...
January 29, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143443/the-immunological-response-to-syphilis-differs-by-hiv-status-a-prospective-observational-cohort-study
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Chris Kenyon, Kara Krista Osbak, Tania Crucitti, Luc Kestens
BACKGROUND: It is not known if there is a difference in the immune response to syphilis between HIV-infected and uninfected individuals. METHODS: We prospectively recruited all patients with a new diagnosis of syphilis and tested their plasma for IFNα, IFNγ, IL-1β, IL-12p40, IL-12p70, IP-10, MCP-1, MIP-1α, MIP-1β, IL-4, IL-5, IL-6, IL-7, IL-8, IL-10 and IL-17A at baseline pre-treatment and 6 months following therapy. RESULTS: A total of 79 HIV-infected [44 primary/secondary syphilis (PSS) and 35 latent syphilis (LS)] and 12 HIV-uninfected (10 PSS and 2 LS) cases of syphilis and 30 HIV-infected controls were included in the study...
January 31, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129119/improving-chimeric-antigen-receptor-modified-t-cell-function-by-reversing-the-immunosuppressive-tumor-microenvironment-of-pancreatic-cancer
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Somala Mohammed, Sujita Sukumaran, Pradip Bajgain, Norihiro Watanabe, Helen E Heslop, Cliona M Rooney, Malcolm K Brenner, William E Fisher, Ann M Leen, Juan F Vera
The adoptive transfer of T cells redirected to tumor-associated antigens via transgenic expression of chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) has produced tumor responses, even in patients with refractory diseases. To target pancreatic cancer, we generated CAR T cells directed against prostate stem cell antigen (PSCA) and demonstrated specific tumor lysis. However, pancreatic tumors employ immune evasion strategies such as the production of inhibitory cytokines, which limit CAR T cell persistence and function...
January 4, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127156/il-7-induces-an-epitope-masking-of-%C3%AE-c-protein-in-il-7-receptor-signaling-complex
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Tae Sik Goh, Yuna Jo, Byunghyuk Lee, Geona Kim, Hyunju Hwang, Eunhee Ko, Seung Wan Kang, Sae-Ock Oh, Sun-Yong Baek, Sik Yoon, Jung Sub Lee, Changwan Hong
IL-7 signaling via IL-7Rα and common γ-chain (γc) is necessary for the development and homeostasis of T cells. Although the delicate mechanism in which IL-7Rα downregulation allows the homeostasis of T cell with limited IL-7 has been well known, the exact mechanism behind the interaction between IL-7Rα and γc in the absence or presence of IL-7 remains unclear. Additionally, we are still uncertain as to how only IL-7Rα is separately downregulated by the binding of IL-7 from the IL-7Rα/γc complex. We demonstrate here that 4G3, TUGm2, and 3E12 epitope masking of γc protein are induced in the presence of IL-7, indicating that the epitope alteration is induced by IL-7 binding to the preassembled receptor core...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123588/y-box-binding-protein-1-contributes-to-il-7-mediated-survival-signaling-in-b-cell-precursor-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Amina Kariminia, Sabine M Ivison, Vivian M Leung, Susanna Sung, Nicole Couto, Jacob Rozmus, Nina Rolf, Aru Narendran, Sandra E Dunn, Gregor S D Reid, Kirk R Schultz
Y-box-binding protein 1 (YB-1) is a regulatory protein that is associated with drug resistance and relapse in solid tumors. As YB-1 mediates some of its activity through growth factor receptor signaling dysregulation, the present study compared the expression of YB-1 and interleukin 7 (IL-7) receptor α (IL-7Rα) in pediatric B-cell precursor (BCP) acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and normal BCP cells. The expression levels of IL-7Rα and YB-1 were higher in relapsed vs. diagnostic samples of primary BCP ALL; however, co-expression was also observed in a minor BCP cell population in samples from healthy donors...
January 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112260/an-altered-endometrial-cd8-tissue-resident-memory-t-cell-population-in-recurrent-miscarriage
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J H Southcombe, G Mounce, K McGee, A Elghajiji, J Brosens, S Quenby, T Child, I Granne
When trying to conceive 1% of couples have recurrent miscarriages, defined as three or more consecutive pregnancy losses. This is not accounted for by the known incidence of chromosomal aneuploidy in miscarriage, and it has been suggested that there is an immunological aetiology. The endometrial mucosa is populated by a variety of immune cells which in addition to providing host pathogen immunity must facilitate pregnancy. Here we characterise the endometrial CD8-T cell population during the embryonic window of implantation and find that the majority of cells are tissue resident memory T cells with high levels of CD69 and CD103 expression, proteins that prevent cells egress...
January 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105099/lamotrigine-decreases-mrp8-and-il-7-in-rat-models-of-intractable-epilepsy-secondary-to-focal-cortical-dysplasia
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Jianping Wei, Qingmei Nie, Feng Li
The aim of the present study was to examine the effect of lamotrigine and the expression of myeloid-related protein 8 (MRP8) and interleukin-7 (IL-7) in the treatment of focal cortical dysplasia with secondary intractable epilepsy. In this study, rats with focal cortical dysplasia with secondary intractable epilepsy (constructed by our laboratory) were selected and used for experimentation, 21-day Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into the control group (38 rats), the observation group I (39 rats), and the observation group II (38 rats)...
December 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100620/overexpression-of-il-7-extends-the-humoral-immune-response-induced-by-rabies-vaccination
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Yingying Li, Ming Zhou, Zhaochen Luo, Yachun Zhang, Min Cui, Huanchun Chen, Zhen F Fu, Ling Zhao
: Rabies continues to present a public health threat in most countries of the world. The most efficient way to prevent and control rabies is to implement vaccination programmes for domestic animals. However, traditional inactivated vaccines used in animals are costly and have a relatively low efficiency, which impedes their extensive use in developing countries. There is therefore an urgent need to develop single-dose and long-lasting rabies vaccines. However, little information is available regarding the mechanisms underlying immunological memory, which can broaden humoral responses following rabies vaccination...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090796/impact-of-c-rel-inhibition-of-cord-blood-derived-b-t-and-nk-cells
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Shirin Fallahi, Seyede Momeneh Mohammadi, Hamid Tayefi Nasrabadi, Alireza Alihemmati, Naser Samadi, Sanaz Gholami, Dariush Shanehbandi, Hojjatollah Nozad Charoudeh
The c-Rel transcription factor is a unique member of the nuclear factor (NF)-κB family that has a role in curtailing the proliferation, differentiation, cytokine production, and overall activity of B- and T-cells. In addition, c-Rel is a key regulator of apoptosis in that it influences the expression of anti-apoptotic genes such as Bcl-2 and Bcl-xL; conversely, inhibition of c-Rel increases cell apoptosis. To better understand the relationship between c-Rel expression and effects on B- and T-cell expansion, the current study evaluated c-Rel expression in cord blood mononuclear cells...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Immunotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088207/cytokine-and-neuropeptide-levels-are-associated-with-pain-relief-in-patients-with-chronically-painful-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-pilot-study
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Jasvinder A Singh, Siamak Noorbaloochi, Keith L Knutson
BACKGROUND: There are few studies with an assessment of the levels of cytokines or neuropeptides as correlates of pain and pain relief in patients with painful joint diseases. Our objective was to assess whether improvements from baseline to 2-months in serum cytokine, chemokine and substance P levels were associated with clinically meaningful pain relief at 2-months post-injection in patients with painful total knee arthroplasty (TKA). METHODS: Using data from randomized trial of 60 TKAs, we assessed the association of change in cytokine/chemokine/Substance P levels with primary study outcome, clinically important improvement in Western Ontario McMaster Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) pain subscale at 2-months post-injection using Student's t-tests and Spearman's correlation coefficient (non-parametric)...
January 14, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081374/cytokine-profiles-in-aqueous-humor-and-plasma-of-hiv-infected-individuals-with-ocular-syphilis-or-cytomegalovirus-retinitis
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Matilde Ruiz-Cruz, Santiago Ávila-Rios, Christopher E Ormsby, Yuria Ablanedo-Terrazas, Claudia Alvarado-de la Barrera, Leticia Kuri-Cervantes, Gustavo Reyes-Terán
PURPOSE: To characterize the immunologic profile in aqueous humor (AqH) of HIV-infected individuals with cytomegalovirus retinitis (CMVr) or ocular syphilis and to assess if AqH and plasma represent independent cytokine compartments. METHODS: Concentrations of 27 cytokines in AqH and plasma of HIV-infected individuals with CMVr (n = 23) or ocular syphilis (n = 16) were measured by multiplex assay. Cytokine profiles of both groups were compared. RESULTS: Individuals with CMVr had higher plasma concentrations of interleukin (IL)-7, IL-8, IL-10, interferon (IFN)-γ, IFN-α2, G-CSF, IP-10 and IL-1α; as well as higher AqH concentrations of IL-1α, IP-10 and GM-CSF than those with ocular syphilis...
January 12, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074039/cd34-mesenchymal-cells-are-a-major-component-of-the-intestinal-stem-cells-niche-at-homeostasis-and-after-injury
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Igor Stzepourginski, Giulia Nigro, Jean-Marie Jacob, Sophie Dulauroy, Philippe J Sansonetti, Gérard Eberl, Lucie Peduto
The intestinal epithelium is continuously renewed by intestinal epithelial stem cells (IESCs) positioned at the base of each crypt. Mesenchymal-derived factors are essential to maintain IESCs; however, the cellular composition and development of such mesenchymal niche remains unclear. Here, we identify pericryptal CD34(+) Gp38(+) αSMA(-) mesenchymal cells closely associated with Lgr5(+) IESCs. We demonstrate that CD34(+) Gp38(+) cells are the major intestinal producers of the niche factors Wnt2b, Gremlin1, and R-spondin1, and are sufficient to promote maintenance of Lgr5(+) IESCs in intestinal organoids, an effect mainly mediated by Gremlin1...
January 24, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061809/oxidative-stress-biomarkers-and-their-relationship-with-cytokine-concentrations-in-overweight-obese-pregnant-women-and-their-neonates
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María Hernández-Trejo, Araceli Montoya-Estrada, Yessica Torres-Ramos, Aurora Espejel-Núñez, Alberto Guzmán-Grenfell, Rosa Morales-Hernández, Maricruz Tolentino-Dolores, Estibalitz Laresgoiti-Servitje
BACKGROUND: Oxidative damage present in obese/overweight mothers may lead to further oxidative stress conditions or inflammation in maternal and cord blood samples. Thirty-four pregnant women/newborn pairs were included in this study to assess the presence of oxidative stress biomarkers and their relationship with serum cytokine concentrations. Oxidative stress biomarkers and antioxidant enzymes were compared between the mother/offspring pairs. The presence of 27 cytokines was measured in maternal and cord blood samples...
January 7, 2017: BMC Immunology
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