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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033080/reconstitution-of-th17-tc17-and-treg-cells-after-paediatric-haematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-impact-of-interleukin-7
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Katrine Kielsen, Lars P Ryder, David Lennox-Hvenekilde, Monika Gad, Claus H Nielsen, Carsten Heilmann, Marianne Ifversen, Anders Elm Pedersen, Klaus Müller
Successful reconstitution of T lymphocytes after allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is needed to establish the graft-versus-leukaemia effect and an effective anti-microbial defense, but the ratio between functionally different T-cell subsets needs to be balanced to avoid graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). IL-7 is essential for T-cell generation in the thymus and peripheral T-cell homeostasis. High IL-7 levels have been associated with impaired T-cell reconstitution, increased risk of acute GVHD and treatment-related mortality, but the underlying cellular mechanisms behind these associations have not been investigated previously...
October 9, 2017: Immunobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023759/cord-blood-derived-t-cells-allow-the-generation-of-a-more-na%C3%A3-ve-tumor-reactive-cytotoxic-t-cell-phenotype
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Julian Kwoczek, Sebastian B Riese, Sabine Tischer, Szilvia Bak, Julia Lahrberg, Mathias Oelke, Holger Maul, Rainer Blasczyk, Martin Sauer, Britta Eiz-Vesper
BACKGROUND: Transplantation of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) from peripheral blood (PB) or cord blood (CB) is well established. HSCs from CB are associated with a lower risk of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), but antigen-independent expanded CB- and PB-derived T cells can induce GVHD in allo-HSC recipients. CB-derived cells might be more suitable for adoptive immunotherapy as they have unique T-cell characteristics. Here, we describe functional differences between CB and PB T cells stimulated with different cytokine combinations involved in central T-cell activation...
October 11, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018172/foxo1-and-foxp1-play-opposing-roles-in-regulating-the-differentiation-and-antitumor-activity-of-th9-cells-programmed-by-il-7
#3
Enguang Bi, Xingzhe Ma, Yong Lu, Maojie Yang, Qiang Wang, Gang Xue, Jianfei Qian, Siqing Wang, Qing Yi
Tumor-specific CD4(+) T helper 9 (TH9) cells, so-called because of their production of the cytokine interleukin-9 (IL-9), are a powerful effector T cell subset for cancer immunotherapy. We found that pretreatment of naïve CD4(+) T cells with IL-7 further enhanced their differentiation into TH9 cells and augmented their antitumor activity. IL-7 markedly increased the abundance of the histone acetyltransferase p300 by activating the STAT5 and PI3K-AKT-mTOR signaling pathways and promoting the acetylation of histones at the Il9 promoter...
October 10, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994628/effects-of-total-flavonoids-of-sea-buckthorn-hippophae-rhamnoides-l-on-cytotoxicity-of-nk92-mi-cells
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Diandong Hou, Decheng Wang, Xiande Ma, Wenna Chen, Shengnan Guo, Hongquan Guan
Sea buckthorn ( Hippophae rhamnoides L.) has multifarious medicinal properties including immunoregulatory effect. The total flavonoids of Hippophae rhamnoides L. (TFH) are the main active components isolated from berries of sea buckthorn. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of TFH on the cytotoxicity of NK92-MI cells and its possible mechanisms. NK92-MI cells were treated with TFH (2.5 or 5.0 mg/L) or phosphate-buffered saline (PBS) for 24 h, the cytotoxicity against K562 was detected by measuring the release of lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), expression levels of NCRs (NKp30, NKp44, NKp46) and NKG2D were detected by flow cytometry, and expression levels of perforin and granzyme B were detected by western blot...
October 1, 2017: International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980908/serum-il-7-as-diagnostic-biomarker-for-rheumatoid-arthritis-validation-with-eular-2010-classification-criteria
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Agata N Burska, Jessica Neilan, Ruth E Chisman, Rujiraporn Pitaksalee, Richard Hodgett, Helena Marzo-Ortega, Philip G Conaghan, Robert West, Paul Emery, Frederique Ponchel
OBJECTIVES: Despite the well-established value of currently used classification criteria for the early diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) there is a constant demand for novel biomarkers notably in autoantibody-negative patients. Interleukin 7 (IL-7) has been reported as a candidate diagnostic biomarker based on ACR-1987 criteria. However, clinical practice has moved to using the EULAR 2010 classification criteria. Therefore, to advance the use of IL-7 alongside the RA biomarker pipeline, we repeated the original study in a new cohort...
September 15, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964592/interleukin-7-receptor-alpha-thr244ile-genetic-polymorphism-is-associated-with-susceptibility-and-prognostic-markers-in-breast-cancer-subgroups
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Glauco Akelinghton Freire Vitiello, Roberta Losi Guembarovski, Marla Karine Amarante, Jesus Roberto Ceribelli, Elaine Cristina Baraldi Carmelo, Maria Angelica Ehara Watanabe
Interleukin-7 (IL-7) exerts crucial functions on lymphoid cells' development and maintenance. In breast cancer (BC), IL-7 promotes growth of tumor cells in culture through the activation of JAK1/3-STAT5 and PI3K/AKT pathways, and expression of IL-7 signaling components was associated with worst prognosis. AC>T polymorphism (rs6897932; Thr244Ile) at exon 6 of IL-7 receptor alpha (IL-7Rα) gene (IL7RA) shifts the balance between the membrane-bound and soluble IL-7Rα splicing variants and was previously associated with autoimmune diseases, but has not been studied in cancer, including BC, so far...
September 28, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963568/targeted-genome-editing-restores-t-cell-differentiation-in-a-humanized-x-scid-pluripotent-stem-cell-disease-model
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Jamal Alzubi, Celeste Pallant, Claudio Mussolino, Steven J Howe, Adrian J Thrasher, Toni Cathomen
The generation of T cells from pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) is attractive for investigating T cell development and validating genome editing strategies in vitro. X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency (X-SCID) is an immune disorder caused by mutations in the IL2RG gene and characterised by the absence of T and NK cells in patients. IL2RG encodes the common gamma chain, which is part of several interleukin receptors, including IL-2 and IL-7 receptors. To model X-SCID in vitro, we generated a mouse embryonic stem cell (ESC) line in which a disease-causing human IL2RG gene variant replaces the endogenous Il2rg locus...
September 29, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962579/effects-of-surgery-and-propofol-remifentanil-total-intravenous-anesthesia-on-cerebrospinal-fluid-biomarkers-of-inflammation-alzheimer-s-disease-and-neuronal-injury-in-humans-a-cohort-study
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Andreas Pikwer, Markus Castegren, Sijal Namdar, Kaj Blennow, Henrik Zetterberg, Niklas Mattsson
BACKGROUND: Surgery and anesthesia have been linked to postoperative cognitive disturbance and increased risk of Alzheimer's disease. It is not clear by which mechanisms this increased risk for cognitive disease is mediated. Further, amyloid β production has been suggested to depend on the sleep-wake cycle and neuronal activity. The aim of the present study was to examine if cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) concentrations of a number of biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease-related processes, including amyloid β, neuronal injury, and inflammation, changed over time during intravenous anesthesia in surgical patients...
September 29, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945245/identification-of-lineage-specifying-cytokines-that-signal-all-cd8-cytotoxic-lineage-fate-decisions-in-the-thymus
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Ruth Etzensperger, Tejas Kadakia, Xuguang Tai, Amala Alag, Terry I Guinter, Takeshi Egawa, Batu Erman, Alfred Singer
T cell antigen receptor (TCR) signaling in the thymus initiates positive selection, but the CD8(+)-lineage fate is thought to be induced by cytokines after TCR signaling has ceased, although this remains controversial and unproven. We have identified four cytokines (IL-6, IFN-γ, TSLP and TGF-β) that did not signal via the common γ-chain (γc) receptor but that, like IL-7 and IL-15, induced expression of the lineage-specifying transcription factor Runx3d and signaled the generation of CD8(+) T cells. Elimination of in vivo signaling by all six of these 'lineage-specifying cytokines' during positive selection eliminated Runx3d expression and completely abolished the generation of CD8(+) single-positive thymocytes...
September 25, 2017: Nature Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939858/adjuvant-il-7-potentiates-adoptive-t-cell-therapy-by-amplifying-and-sustaining-polyfunctional-antitumor-cd4-t-cells
#10
Zhi-Chun Ding, Tsadik Habtetsion, Yang Cao, Tao Li, Chufeng Liu, Michal Kuczma, Tingting Chen, Zhonglin Hao, Locke Bryan, David H Munn, Gang Zhou
Increased availability of homeostatic cytokines is considered a major mechanism by which lymphodepletion enhances the efficacy of adoptive T cell therapy (ACT). IL-7 is one such cytokine capable of augmenting the function of tumor-reactive CD8+ T cells. However, whether host-derived IL-7 plays a role in driving the proper function of CD4+ T cells in an ACT setting remains unclear. Here we report that lymphodepleting chemotherapy by cyclophosphamide (CTX) does not lead to increased availability of the endogenous IL-7 in mice...
September 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937875/multiplex-cytokine-analysis-of-aqueous-humor-from-the-patients-with-chronic-primary-angle-closure-glaucoma
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Roopam Duvesh, George Puthuran, Kavitha Srinivasan, Venkatesh Rengaraj, S R Krishnadas, Sharmila Rajendrababu, Vijayakumar Balakrishnan, Pradeep Ramulu, Periasamy Sundaresan
PURPOSE: To compare the levels of cytokines and growth factor in aqueous humor of the patients with chronic primary angle closure glaucoma (PACG) and cataract. METHODS: Aqueous humor samples were collected from 19 chronic PACG patients and compared with 14 nonglaucomatous controls presenting for cataract surgery. The levels of 27 cytokines and growth factors were measured in the aqueous samples using multiplex bead immunoassay and compared across groups. RESULTS: Significantly higher levels of interleukin (IL)-8 (p < 0...
September 22, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929009/meta-analysis-of-biomarkers-for-severe-dengue-infections
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Kuan-Meng Soo, Bahariah Khalid, Siew-Mooi Ching, Chau Ling Tham, Rusliza Basir, Hui-Yee Chee
BACKGROUND: Dengue viral infection is an acute infection that has the potential to have severe complications as its major sequela. Currently, there is no routine laboratory biomarker with which to predict the severity of dengue infection or monitor the effectiveness of standard management. Hence, this meta-analysis compared biomarker levels between dengue fever (DF) and severe dengue infections (SDI) to identify potential biomarkers for SDI. METHODS: Data concerning levels of cytokines, chemokines, and other potential biomarkers of DF, dengue hemorrhagic fever, dengue shock syndrome, and severe dengue were obtained for patients of all ages and populations using the Scopus, PubMed, and Ovid search engines...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919582/rapamycin-inhibits-expansion-of-cord-blood-derived-nk-and-t-cell
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Monireh Zare, Behnaz Valipour, Seyede Momeneh Mohammadi, Mohammad Nouri, Aliakbar Movassaghpour, Hojjatollah Nozad Charoudeh
BACKGROUND: The mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) is important in hematopoiesis. Despite the central role of mTOR in regulating the differentiation of immune cells, the effect of mTOR function on cord blood mononuclear cells is yet to be defined. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effect of mTOR inhibition, using rapamycin on the proliferation and apoptosis of cord blood mononuclear cells, as well as on the B and T cell expansion. METHODS: Cord blood mononuclear cells were cultured in the presence of IL-2, IL-7 and IL-15 cytokines and inhibited by rapamycin for 14 days...
September 2017: Iranian Journal of Immunology: IJI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919109/long-term-measurements-of-human-inflammatory-cytokines-reveal-complex-baseline-variations-between-individuals
#14
Danlu Wu, Trinh L Dinh, Bruce P Bausk, David R Walt
Comprehensive characterization of the healthy human proteome baseline is essential for personalized medicine. Baseline data are necessary to understand the variation between individuals as well as longitudinal variation within individuals. Many important protein biomarkers, such as cytokines, exist at extremely low or undetectable levels in the healthy state. This paper describes results from a 14-week study of healthy human subjects using ultrasensitive single molecule array (Simoa) assays to measure both intra and intersubject variation of 15 cytokines...
September 14, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912874/dietary-vitamin-b6-modulates-the-gene-expression-of-myokines-nrf2-related-factors-myogenin-and-hsp60-in-the-skeletal-muscle-of-rats
#15
Sofya Suidasari, Shinji Uragami, Noriyuki Yanaka, Norihisa Kato
Previous studies have suggested that vitamin B6 is an ergogenic factor. However, the role of dietary vitamin B6 in skeletal muscle has not been widely researched. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of dietary vitamin B6 on the gene expression of 19 myokines, 14 nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2)-regulated factors, 8 myogenesis-related factors and 4 heat shock proteins (HSPs), which may serve important roles in skeletal muscles. Rats were fed a diet containing 1 (marginal vitamin B6 deficiency), 7 (recommended dietary level) or 35 mg/kg of pyridoxine (PN) HCl/ for 6 weeks...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912605/peripheral-human-cd4-cd8-t-lymphocytes-exhibit-a-memory-phenotype-and-enhanced-responses-to-il-2-il-7-and-il-15
#16
Marie-Laure Clénet, François Gagnon, Ana Carmena Moratalla, Emilie C Viel, Nathalie Arbour
CD4(+)CD8(+) T lymphocytes account for 1-2% of circulating human T lymphocytes, but their frequency is augmented in several diseases. The phenotypic and functional properties of these T lymphocytes are still ill-defined. We performed an ex vivo characterization of CD4(+)CD8(+) T lymphocytes from the blood of healthy individuals. We observed that CD4(+)CD8(+) T lymphocytes exhibit several characteristics associated with memory T lymphocytes including the expression of chemokine receptors (e.g. CCR7, CXCR3, CCR6) and activation markers (e...
September 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904110/the-chromatin-accessibility-signature-of-human-immune-aging-stems-from-cd8-t-cells
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Duygu Ucar, Eladio J Márquez, Cheng-Han Chung, Radu Marches, Robert J Rossi, Asli Uyar, Te-Chia Wu, Joshy George, Michael L Stitzel, A Karolina Palucka, George A Kuchel, Jacques Banchereau
Aging is linked to deficiencies in immune responses and increased systemic inflammation. To unravel the regulatory programs behind these changes, we applied systems immunology approaches and profiled chromatin accessibility and the transcriptome in PBMCs and purified monocytes, B cells, and T cells. Analysis of samples from 77 young and elderly donors revealed a novel and robust aging signature in PBMCs, with simultaneous systematic chromatin closing at promoters and enhancers associated with T cell signaling and a potentially stochastic chromatin opening mostly found at quiescent and repressed sites...
October 2, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894184/il-7-plays-a-critical-role-for-the-homeostasis-of-allergen-specific-memory-cd4-t-cells-in-the-lung-and-airways
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Seung-Min Yeon, Lea Halim, Anmol Chandele, Curtis J Perry, Sang Hoon Kim, Sun-Uk Kim, Youngjoo Byun, Soon Hong Yuk, Susan M Kaech, Yong Woo Jung
Memory T cells respond rapidly to repeated antigen exposure and can maintain their population for extended periods through self-renewal. These characteristics of memory T cells have mainly been studied during viral infections, whereas their existence and functions in allergic diseases have been studied incompletely. Since allergic patients can suffer repeated relapses caused by intermittent allergen exposure, we hypothesized that allergen- specific memory Th2 cells are present and the factors necessary for the maintenance of these cells are provided by the lung and airways...
September 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893953/fate-decision-between-group-3-innate-lymphoid-and-conventional-nk-cell-lineages-by-notch-signaling-in-human-circulating-hematopoietic-progenitors
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Seishi Kyoizumi, Yoshiko Kubo, Junko Kajimura, Kengo Yoshida, Tomonori Hayashi, Kei Nakachi, Malcolm A Moore, Marcel R M van den Brink, Yoichiro Kusunoki
The role of Notch signaling in human innate lymphoid cell (ILC) differentiation is unclear, although IL-7 and IL-15 promote differentiation of natural cytotoxicity receptor (NCR) NKp44(+) group 3 ILCs (NCR(+)ILC3s) and conventional NK (cNK) cells from CD34(+) hematopoietic progenitor cells (HPCs) ex vivo. In this study, we analyzed the functions of Notch in the differentiation of NCR(+)ILC3s and cNK cells from human HPC subpopulations circulating in peripheral blood by limiting dilution and clonal assays using high-throughput flow cytometry...
October 15, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888924/mesothelin-specific-immune-responses-predict-survival-of-patients-with-brain-metastasis
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Liu Zhenjiang, Martin Rao, Xiaohua Luo, Elisabeth Sandberg, Jiri Bartek, Esther Schoutrop, Anna von Landenberg, Qingda Meng, Davide Valentini, Thomas Poiret, Georges Sinclair, Inti-Harvey Peredo, Ernest Dodoo, Markus Maeurer
BACKGROUND: Patients with advanced malignancies, e.g. lung cancer, ovarian cancer or melanoma, frequently present with brain metastases. Clinical presentation and disease progression of cancer is in part shaped by the interaction of the immune system with malignant cells. Antigen-targeted immune responses have been implicated in the prolonged survival of patients with cancer. This includes the tumor-associated antigen (TAA) mature mesothelin, a 40kDa cell surface-bound antigen that is overexpressed in several malignancies including lung ovarian and pancreatic cancer...
September 2017: EBioMedicine
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