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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509877/human-beta-defensin-2-selectively-inhibits-hiv-1-in-highly-permissive-ccr6%C3%A2-%C2%BAcd4%C3%A2-%C2%BA-t-cells
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Mark K Lafferty, Lingling Sun, Aaron Christensen-Quick, Wuyuan Lu, Alfredo Garzino-Demo
Chemokine receptor type 6 (CCR6)⁺CD4⁺ T cells are preferentially infected and depleted during HIV disease progression, but are preserved in non-progressors. CCR6 is expressed on a heterogeneous population of memory CD4⁺ T cells that are critical to mucosal immunity. Preferential infection of these cells is associated, in part, with high surface expression of CCR5, CXCR4, and α4β7. In addition, CCR6⁺CD4⁺ T cells harbor elevated levels of integrated viral DNA and high levels of proliferation markers...
May 16, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480561/immunotherapy-induced-sarcoidosis-in-patients-with-melanoma-treated-with-pd-1-checkpoint-inhibitors-case-series-and-immunophenotypic-analysis
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Anna J Lomax, Helen M McGuire, Catriona McNeil, Clara J Choi, Peter Hersey, Deme Karikios, Kerwin Shannon, Sebastian van Hal, Urszula Carr, Anne Crotty, Sandeep K Gupta, Jane Hollingsworth, Haewon Kim, Barbara Fazekas de St Groth, Neil McGill
AIM: Sarcoidosis is a multisystem granulomatous disease. This condition has a documented association with the diagnosis of melanoma and can be induced in melanoma patients receiving anti-neoplastic therapy. We evaluated a case series of melanoma patients who developed immunotherapy-induced sarcoidosis. METHODS: Three patients with melanoma (n = 1 resected Stage III, n = 2 metastatic) treated with anti-programmed cell death (PD)-1 antibody therapy at two institutions developed biopsy-proven sarcoidosis...
May 8, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448060/small-rna-transfection-in-primary-human-th17-cells-by-next-generation-electroporation
#3
Misty M Montoya, K Mark Ansel
CD4(+) T cells can differentiate into several subsets of effector T helper cells depending on the surrounding cytokine milieu. Th17 cells can be generated from naïve CD4(+) T cells in vitro by activating them in the presence of the polarizing cytokines IL-1β, IL-6, IL-23, and TGFβ. Th17 cells orchestrate immunity against extracellular bacteria and fungi, but their aberrant activity has also been associated with several autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. Th17 cells are identified by the chemokine receptor CCR6 and defined by their master transcription factor, RORγt, and characteristic effector cytokine, IL-17A...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444576/expression-of-ccr6-on-b-cells-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients
#4
Adrian Y S Lee, Jennifer L Bannan, Heinrich Körner
B cells are known to play a dominant pathogenic role in autoimmune conditions such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and rheumatoid arthritis. In recent times, the chemokine receptor CCR6 and its cognate ligand CCL20 have been shown to play a role in the fundamental kinetics of germinal centres and B cell responses. As CCR6 is found on B cells and is upregulated after activation, we investigated the expression of CCR6 on naive, pre-germinal centre (GC), GC/plasma cell and memory B cells in peripheral B cells of SLE patients and healthy controls using flow cytometry...
April 25, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437599/human-%C3%AE-defensin-3-induces-il-8-release-and-apoptosis-in-airway-smooth-muscle-cells
#5
Weijia Wang, Xiaoyan Qu, Xiaomin Dang, Dong Shang, Liang Yang, Ying Li, Dan Xu, James G Martin, Qutayba Hamid, Jiankang Liu, Ying Chang
BACKGROUND: Human airway smooth muscle cells (ASMCs) may have a pro-inflammatory role through the release of inflammatory mediators. Increasing evidence indicates that human β-defensins (HBDs) are related to pathogenesis of asthma. OBJECTIVES: To examine the plasma level of HBD-1, -2 and -3 in asthmatic patients and the expression of their mouse orthologs in the lung tissue of a mouse model of chronic severe asthma. Further to investigate the effect of HBD-3 on the release of the pro-inflammatory cytokine IL-8 and to explore the mechanisms...
April 24, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428786/challenge-of-humans-with-wild-type-salmonella-enterica-serovar-typhi-elicits-changes-in-the-activation-and-homing-characteristics-of-mucosal-associated-invariant-t-cells
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Rosângela Salerno-Goncalves, David Luo, Stephanie Fresnay, Laurence Magder, Thomas C Darton, Claire Jones, Claire S Waddington, Christoph J Blohmke, Brian Angus, Myron M Levine, Andrew J Pollard, Marcelo B Sztein
Gastrointestinal infections by Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi (S. Typhi) are rare in industrialized countries. However, they remain a major public health problem in the developing world with an estimated 26.9 million new cases annually and significant mortality when untreated. Recently, we provided the first direct evidence that CD8(+) MAIT cells are activated and have the potential to kill cells exposed to S. Typhi, and that these responses are dependent on bacterial load. However, MAIT cell kinetics and function during bacterial infections in humans remain largely unknown...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421534/immune-alterations-in-cd8-t-cells-are-associated-with-neuronal-c-c-and-c-x-c-chemokine-receptor-regulation-through-adenosine-a2a-receptor-signaling-in-a-btbr-t-itpr3-tf-j-autistic-mouse-model
#7
Sheikh F Ahmad, Mushtaq A Ansari, Ahmed Nadeem, Saleh A Bakheet, Raish Mohammad, Sabry M Attia
Associative studies on a range of neurodevelopmental disorders have identified relationships between behavioral deficits and immune system function. The BTBR T(+) Itpr3(tf)/J (BTBR) mouse strain displays aberrant characteristics in its social behavior and immune responses, providing a significant opportunity to examine the relationship between behavior and the immune system. This study investigated the influence of adenosine A2A receptor activity on C-C and C-X-C chemokine receptors involved in autism in the BTBR mouse model...
April 18, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392642/the-contributory-roles-of-th17-lymphocyte-and-cytotoxic-t-lymphocyte-at-the-hair-bulge-region-as-well-as-the-hair-bulb-area-in-the-chronic-alopecia-areata-patients
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Jin-Woo Hong, Chae-Young Lee, Seung-Min Ha, Seung-Hwan Choi, Tae-Hoon Kim, Ki-Hoon Song, Ki-Ho Kim
BACKGROUND: Alopecia areata (AA) is a T cell-mediated autoimmune disease that targets hair follicles and interrupts hair regrowth. The microenvironment of the effector T cells and their related cytokines may affect immunopathogenesis around the hair bulb/bulge. OBJECTIVE: To determine the contributory roles of the effector T cell subsets and related cytokines to the pathogenesis of AA. METHODS: We investigated the correlation between histopathological grades and four clinical prognostic factors in 331 patients with AA, and analyzed the topography of T cell infiltrates and related cytokines around the hair bulb/bulge according to histopathological grades through immunohistochemical and double immunofluorescence studies on a subset of AA specimens...
April 2017: Annals of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392462/blood-to-skin-recirculation-of-cd4-memory-t-cells-associates-with-cutaneous-and-systemic-manifestations-of-psoriatic-disease
#9
Marco Diani, Marco Galasso, Chiara Cozzi, Francesco Sgambelluri, Andrea Altomare, Clara Cigni, Elena Frigerio, Lorenzo Drago, Stefano Volinia, Francesca Granucci, Gianfranco Altomare, Eva Reali
Blood to skin recirculation could play a role in the pathogenesis of psoriasis. To investigate this possibility we dissected the phenotype of circulating T cells in psoriasis patients, calculated the correlation the clinical parameters of the disease and performed a parallel bioinformatics analysis of gene expression data in psoriatic skin. We found that circulating CCR6(+) CD4(+) TEM and TEFF cells significantly correlated with systemic inflammation. Conversely, the percentage of CXCR3(+) CD4(+) TEM cells negatively correlated with the severity of the cutaneous disease...
April 6, 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387899/a-correlation-study-between-gene-polymorphism-of-th-cell-expressed-chemokine-receptor-cxcr3-and-its-ligand-levels-with-hcv-infection-prognosis
#10
Y Lu, L-Y Lin, J-G Tan, H-P Deng, X-H Li, Z Zhang, Y Li, Z Zhou, X Xu, X Xie, S-J Mei
OBJECTIVE: Chemokine receptor and its ligand participate in viral immunity and HCV infection, which are important inflammatory mediators. The current study showed the different roles of Th cell secreted chemokines CXCR3, CCR5 and CCR6 in chronic liver inflammation after HCV infection. As one important chemokine receptor, the role of polypeptide property and ligand level in HCV prognosis is still unclear. This study aims to investigate gene polymorphism of chemokine genes and ligand level, and their correlation with patient liver function, to provide evidence for HCV prognosis and chronic transition mechanism...
March 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387597/human-cd39-treg-cells-express-th17-associated-surface-markers-and-suppress-il-17-via-a-stat3-dependent-mechanism
#11
Jessica R Magid-Bernstein, Christine M Rohowsky-Kochan
Human CD4(+) T regulatory cells (Tregs) are a population of phenotypically and functionally diverse cells that downregulate inflammatory and autoimmune responses. As Th17 cells play an important role in the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases, it is critical to elucidate the mechanisms regulating these cells. In this study, we examined the molecular basis underlying the phenotypic and functional diversity of human Tregs expressing the ectonucleotidase CD39. CD4(+)CD25(hi)CD39(+) Tregs inhibit the proliferative response and the secretion of IL-17 and IFN-γ of autologous CD4(+) T effector cells, while CD4(+)CD25(hi)CD39(-) Tregs only suppress IFN-γ production...
April 2017: Journal of Interferon & Cytokine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387445/stimulation-of-oral-fibroblast-chemokine-receptors-identifies-ccr3-and-ccr4-as-potential-wound-healing-targets
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Jeroen Kees Buskermolen, Sanne Roffel, Susan Gibbs
The focus of this study was to determine which chemokine receptors are present on oral fibroblasts and whether these receptors influence proliferation, migration and/or the release of wound healing mediators. This information may provide insight into the superior wound healing characteristics of the oral mucosa. The gingiva fibroblasts expressed 12 different chemokine receptors (CCR3, CCR4, CCR6, CCR9, CCR10, CXCR1, CXCR2, CXCR4, CXCR5, CXCR7, CX3CR1 and XCR1), as analyzed by flow cytometry. Fourteen corresponding chemokines (CCL5, CCL15, CCL20, CCL22, CCL25, CCL27, CCL28, CXCL1, CXCL8, CXCL11, CXCL12, CXCL13, CX3CL1 and XCL1) were used to study the activation of these receptors on gingiva fibroblasts...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384290/mait-cells-are-reduced-in-frequency-and-functionally-impaired-in-human-t-lymphotropic-virus-type-1-infection-potential-clinical-implications
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Dominic Paquin-Proulx, Benjamin C Greenspun, Emanuela A S Costa, Aluisio C Segurado, Esper G Kallas, Douglas F Nixon, Fabio E Leal
HTLV-1 infection is associated with several inflammatory disorders, including the neurodegenerative condition HTLV-1-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP). It is unclear why a minority of infected subjects develop HAM/TSP. The cellular immune response has been implicated in the development of inflammatory alterations in these patients; however the pathogenic mechanisms for disease progression remain unclear. Furthermore, HTLV-1-infected individuals have an increase incidence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) infection, suggesting that immunological defect are associated with HTLV-1 infection...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383652/th1-and-innate-lymphoid-cells-accumulate-in-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-associated-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Agnes Gwela, Priya Siddhanathi, Roger W Chapman, Simon Travis, Fiona Powrie, Carolina V Arancibia-Cárcamo, Alessandra Geremia
Background and Aims: Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is an idiopathic chronic disorder of the hepatobiliary system associated with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), mainly ulcerative colitis (UC). Colitis in patients with PSC and UC (PSC-UC) exhibits characteristic features and is linked to increased colon cancer risk. Genetic studies have identified immune-related susceptibility genes that only partially overlap with those involved in IBD. These observations suggest that PSC-UC may represent a distinct form of IBD...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377586/systemic-frequencies-of-t-helper-1-and-t-helper-17-cells-in-patients-with-age-related-macular-degeneration-a-case-control-study
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Amardeep Singh, Yousif Subhi, Marie Krogh Nielsen, Mads Krüger Falk, Sara Maj Hyldig Matzen, Finn Sellebjerg, Torben Lykke Sørensen
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a degenerative disease of the retina and a leading cause of irreversible vision loss. We investigated the systemic differences in the frequency of T helper (Th) 1 and Th17 cells in patients with non-exudative and exudative AMD and compared to age-matched controls. Flow cytometry was used to determine the systemic frequency of Th1 (CD4(+)CXCR3(+)IL12RB2(+)) and Th17 (CD4(+)CCR6(+)IL23R(+)) cells, and percentage of CD4(+) T-cells expressing CXCR3, IL12RB2, CCR6, IL23R, and co-expressing CXCR3 and CCR6...
April 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374494/immunogenetic-profiling-of-23-snps-of-cytokine-and-chemokine-receptor-genes-through-a-minisequencing-technique-design-development-and-validation
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J M Valverde-Villegas, R M de Medeiros, S E M Almeida, J A B Chies
The minisequencing technique offers accuracy and robustness to genotyping of polymorphic DNA variants, being an excellent option for the identification and analyses of prognostic/susceptibility markers in human diseases. Two multiplex minisequencing assays were designed and standardized to screen 23 candidate SNPs in cytokine, chemokine receptor and ligand genes previously associated with susceptibility to cancer and autoimmune disorders as well as to infectious diseases outcome. The SNPs were displayed in two separate panels (panel 1-IL2 rs2069762, TNFα rs1800629, rs361525; IL4 rs2243250; IL6 rs1800795; IL10 rs1800896, rs1800872; IL17A rs8193036, rs2275913 and panel 2-CCR3 rs309125, CCR4 rs6770096, rs2228428; CCR6 rs968334; CCR8 rs2853699; CXCR3 rs34334103, rs2280964;CXCR6 rs223435, rs2234358; CCL20 rs13034664, rs6749704; CCL22 rs4359426; CXCL10/IP-10 rs3921, rs56061981)...
April 4, 2017: International Journal of Immunogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361874/il-15-sustains-il-7r-independent-ilc2-and-ilc3-development
#17
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/28358741/novel-genetic-associations-and-gene-gene-interactions-of-chemokine-receptor-and-chemokine-genetic-polymorphisms-in-hiv-aids
#18
Jacqueline M Valverde-Villegas, Rúbia M de Medeiros, Karine P de Andrade, Vanessa C Jacovas, Breno R Dos Santos, Daniel Simon, Sabrina E de Matos Almeida, José A B Chies
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the influence of candidate polymorphisms on chemokine receptor/ligand genes on HIV infection and AIDS progression (HIV/AIDS). DESIGN: Fifteen polymorphisms of the CCR3, CCR4, CCR5, CCR6, CCR8, CXCR3, CXCR6, CCL20, CCL22 and CXCL10 genes were analysed in 206 HIV-positive patients classified as rapid progressors (n = 40), or nonrapid progressors (n = 166), and in 294 HIV-seronegative patients. METHODS: The polymorphisms were genotyped using minisequencing...
June 1, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348556/t-cell-polarization-toward-th2-tfh2-and-th17-tfh17-in-patients-with-igg4-related-disease
#19
Aurélie Grados, Mikael Ebbo, Christelle Piperoglou, Matthieu Groh, Alexis Regent, Maxime Samson, Benjamin Terrier, Anderson Loundou, Nathalie Morel, Sylvain Audia, François Maurier, Julie Graveleau, Mohamed Hamidou, Amandine Forestier, Sylvain Palat, Emmanuelle Bernit, Bernard Bonotte, Catherine Farnarier, Jean-Robert Harlé, Nathalie Costedoat-Chalumeau, Frédéric Vély, Nicolas Schleinitz
IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is a fibro-inflammatory disorder involving virtually every organ with a risk of organ dysfunction. Despite recent studies regarding B cell and T cell compartments, the disease's pathophysiology remains poorly understood. We examined and characterized subsets of circulating lymphocytes in untreated patients with active IgG4-RD. Twenty-eight consecutive patients with biopsy-proven IgG4-RD were included in a prospective, multicentric study. Lymphocytes' subsets were analyzed by flow cytometry, with analysis of TH1/TH2/TH17, TFH cells, and cytokine release by peripheral blood mononuclear cells...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343820/commensal-microbes-and-hair-follicle-morphogenesis-coordinately-drive-treg-migration-into-neonatal-skin
#20
Tiffany C Scharschmidt, Kimberly S Vasquez, Mariela L Pauli, Elizabeth G Leitner, Kevin Chu, Hong-An Truong, Margaret M Lowe, Robert Sanchez Rodriguez, Niwa Ali, Zoltan G Laszik, Justin L Sonnenburg, Sarah E Millar, Michael D Rosenblum
Regulatory T cells (Tregs) are required to establish immune tolerance to commensal microbes. Tregs accumulate abruptly in the skin during a defined window of postnatal tissue development. However, the mechanisms mediating Treg migration to neonatal skin are unknown. Here we show that hair follicle (HF) development facilitates the accumulation of Tregs in neonatal skin and that upon skin entry these cells localize to HFs, a primary reservoir for skin commensals. Further, germ-free neonates had reduced skin Tregs indicating that commensal microbes augment Treg accumulation...
April 12, 2017: Cell Host & Microbe
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