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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716901/structural-determination-of-lipid-antigens-captured-at-the-cd1d-t-cell-receptor-interface
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Patrick J Brennan, Tan-Yun Cheng, Daniel G Pellicci, Gerald F M Watts, Natacha Veerapen, David C Young, Jamie Rossjohn, Gurdyal S Besra, Dale I Godfrey, Michael B Brenner, D Branch Moody
Glycolipid antigens recognized by αβ T-cell receptors (TCRs) drive the activation of invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cells, a specialized subset of innate T lymphocytes. Glycolipids with α-linked anomeric carbohydrates have been identified as potent microbial lipid antigens for iNKT cells, and their unusual α-anomeric linkage has been thought to define a "foreign" lipid antigen motif. However, mammals use endogenous lipids to select iNKT cells, and there is compelling evidence for iNKT cell responses in various types of sterile inflammation...
July 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714979/translation-is-actively-regulated-during-the-differentiation-of-cd8-effector-t-cells
#2
Koichi Araki, Masahiro Morita, Annelise G Bederman, Bogumila T Konieczny, Haydn T Kissick, Nahum Sonenberg, Rafi Ahmed
Translation is a critical process in protein synthesis, but translational regulation in antigen-specific T cells in vivo has not been well defined. Here we have characterized the translatome of virus-specific CD8(+) effector T cells (Teff cells) during acute infection of mice with lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV). Antigen-specific T cells exerted dynamic translational control of gene expression that correlated with cell proliferation and stimulation via the T cell antigen receptor (TCR). The translation of mRNAs that encode translation machinery, including ribosomal proteins, was upregulated during the T cell clonal-expansion phase, followed by inhibition of the translation of those transcripts when the CD8(+) Teff cells stopped dividing just before the contraction phase...
July 17, 2017: Nature Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713387/human-cd6-down-modulation-following-t-cell-activation-compromises-lymphocyte-survival-and-proliferative-responses
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Esther Carrasco, Cristina Escoda-Ferran, Núria Climent, Cristina Miró-Julià, Inês T Simões, Mario Martínez-Florensa, Adelaida Sarukhan, Esther Carreras, Francisco Lozano
Available evidence indicates that the CD6 lymphocyte surface receptor is involved in T-cell developmental and activation processes, by facilitating cell-to-cell adhesive contacts with antigen-presenting cells and likely modulating T-cell receptor (TCR) signaling. Here, we show that in vitro activation of human T cells under different TCR-ligation conditions leads to surface downregulation of CD6 expression. This phenomenon was (i) concomitant to increased levels of soluble CD6 (sCD6) in culture supernatants, (ii) partially reverted by protease inhibitors, (iii) not associated to CD6 mRNA down-regulation, and (iv) reversible by stimulus removal...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713386/impairment-of-granzyme-b-producing-regulatory-b-cells-correlates-with-exacerbated-rheumatoid-arthritis
#4
Liling Xu, Xu Liu, Hongjiang Liu, Lei Zhu, Huaqun Zhu, Jian Zhang, Limin Ren, Pingzhang Wang, Fanlei Hu, Yin Su
Hyperactivated B cells have been demonstrated the contribution to the development of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). While the recognition of the negative regulatory function of B cells further promoted our understanding of their pathogenic role in RA. Recently, a new population of granzyme B (GrB)-producing B cells was identified, which was proved to be involved in cancer and infectious diseases. However, their characteristics and roles in RA remain to be elucidated. In the present study, we aim to further characterize whether B cells could produce GrB and reveal their potential role in the pathogenesis of RA...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713384/intact-cd100-cd72-interaction-necessary-for-tcr-induced-t-cell-proliferation
#5
Xiaojun Jiang, Niklas K Björkström, Espen Melum
Targeting CD100 by antibody blockade is a potential therapeutic strategy for cancers, but the functional effects on T cells following blockade of this immune activating molecule are rarely considered. Indeed, CD100 is highly expressed in T cells and anti-CD100 antibodies play a role during T cell proliferation; however, the outcome varies from different studies and the underlying mechanism is still unclear. To address this, monoclonal antibody clones directed against CD100 were evaluated. In their soluble form, four of these antibodies significantly reduced the expansion of T cells in the presence of bead-bound anti-CD3/CD28, either in total peripheral blood mononuclear cell or purified T cell culture systems...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708252/redundant-and-regulatory-roles-for-tlrs-in-leishmania-infection
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REVIEW
Prashant Chauhan, Divanshu Shukla, Debprasad Chattopadhyay, Bhaskar Saha
Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are germ-line encoded, non-clonal innate immune receptors, which are often the first receptors to recognize the molecular patterns on pathogens. Therefore, the immune response initiated by TLRs does have far-reaching consequences on the outcome of an infection. As soon as the cell surface TLRs and other receptors recognize a pathogen, the pathogen is phagocytosed. Inclusion of TLRs in the phagosome results in quicker phagosomal maturation and stronger adaptive immune response, as TLRs influence costimulatory molecules expression and determinant selection by MHC class-II and by MHC class-I for cross-presentation...
July 14, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707108/clinical-and-biological-insights-from-the-university-of-california-san-francisco-prospective-and-longitudinal-cohort
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Bryan S Benn, Zoe Lehman, Sharon A Kidd, Melissa Ho, Sara Sun, Joris Ramstein, Nicholas K Arger, Christine P Nguyen, Robert Su, Antonio Gomez, Jeffrey M Gelfand, Laura L Koth
INTRODUCTION: Sarcoidosis is a systemic inflammatory disease characterized by non-necrotizing granulomas in involved organs, most commonly the lung. Description of patient characteristics in the Western United States is limited. Furthermore, blood-based measures that relate to clinical sarcoidosis phenotypes are lacking. We present an analysis of a prospective, longitudinal sarcoidosis cohort at a Northern Californian academic medical center. METHODS: We enrolled 126 sarcoidosis subjects and 64 healthy controls and recorded baseline demographic and clinical characteristics...
July 13, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699640/lfa-1-activates-focal-adhesion-kinases-fak1-pyk2-to-generate-lat-grb2-skap1-complexes-that-terminate-t-cell-conjugate-formation
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Monika Raab, Yuning Lu, Karsten Kohler, Xin Smith, Klaus Strebhardt, Christopher E Rudd
Lymphocyte function-associated antigen 1 (LFA-1) affinity and avidity changes have been assumed to mediate adhesion to intercellular adhesion molecule-1 for T-cell conjugation to dendritic cells (DC). Although the T-cell receptor (TCR) and LFA-1 can generate intracellular signals, the immune cell adaptor protein linker for the activation of T cells (LAT) couples the TCR to downstream events. Here, we show that LFA-1 can mediate both adhesion and de-adhesion, dependent on receptor clustering. Although increased affinity mediates adhesion, LFA-1 cross-linking induced the association and activation of the protein-tyrosine kinases FAK1/PYK1 that phosphorylated LAT selectively on a single Y-171 site for the binding to adaptor complex GRB-2-SKAP1...
July 12, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696283/suboptimal-t-cell-receptor-signaling-compromises-protein-translation-ribosome-biogenesis-and-proliferation-of-mouse-cd8-t-cells
#9
Thomas C J Tan, John Knight, Thomas Sbarrato, Kate Dudek, Anne E Willis, Rose Zamoyska
Global transcriptomic and proteomic analyses of T cells have been rich sources of unbiased data for understanding T-cell activation. Lack of full concordance of these datasets has illustrated that important facets of T-cell activation are controlled at the level of translation. We undertook translatome analysis of CD8 T-cell activation, combining polysome profiling and microarray analysis. We revealed that altering T-cell receptor stimulation influenced recruitment of mRNAs to heavy polysomes and translation of subsets of genes...
July 10, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694326/genomic-analysis-of-220-ctcls-identifies-a-novel-recurrent-gain-of-function-alteration-in-rltpr-p-q575e
#10
Joonhee Park, Jingyi Yang, Alexander T Wenzel, Akshaya Ramachandran, Wung J Lee, Jay C Daniels, Juhyun Kim, Estela Martinez-Escala, Nduka Amankulor, Barbara Pro, Joan Guitart, Marc L Mendillo, Jeffrey N Savas, Titus J Boggon, Jaehyuk Choi
Cutaneous T cell lymphoma (CTCL) is an incurable non-Hodgkin lymphoma of the skin-homing T cell. In early stage disease, lesions are limited to the skin, but in later stage disease, the tumor cells can escape into the blood, the lymph nodes, and at times the visceral organs. To clarify the genomic basis of CTCL, we performed genomic analysis of 220 CTCLs. Our analyses identify 55 putative driver genes, including 17 genes not previously implicated in CTCL. These novel mutations are predicted to affect chromatin (BCOR, KDM6A, SMARCB1, TRRAP), immune surveillance (CD58, RFXAP), MAPK signaling (MAP2K1, NF1), NF-κB signaling (PRKCB, CSNK1A1), PI-3-Kinase signaling (PIK3R1, VAV1), RHOA/cytoskeleton remodeling (ARHGEF3), RNA-splicing (U2AF1), T cell receptor signaling (PTPRN2, RLTPR), and T cell differentiation (RARA)...
July 10, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694325/tcr-cxcr4-signaling-stabilizes-cytokine-mrna-transcripts-via-a-prex1-rac1-pathway-implications-for-ctcl
#11
Kimberly N Kremer, Brittney A Dinkel, Rosalie M Sterner, Douglas G Osborne, Dragan Jevremovic, Karen E Hedin
As with many immunopathologically-driven diseases, the malignant T cells of cutaneous T cell lymphomas (CTCL), such as Sezary Syndrome, display aberrant cytokine secretion patterns that contribute to pathology and disease progression. Targeting this disordered release of cytokines is complicated by the changing cytokine milieu that drives the phenotypic changes of CTCL. Here, we characterize a novel signaling pathway that can be targeted to inhibit the secretion of cytokines by modulating either CXCR4 or CXCR4-mediated signaling...
July 10, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693285/characterization-of-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cells-in-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#12
Yi Bao, Li Guo, Juanfen Mo
Systemic immune defects that are associated with disease progression exist in a variety of malignancies. γδ T cells are innate-like lymphocytes that do not require self-major histocompatibility complex-restricted priming. Ex vivo-expanded circulating γδ T cells exhibit promising antitumor activity and are a potential candidate for the treatment of various malignancies, including non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). In the present study, flow cytometry was used as a method to study the phenotypes and characteristics of γδ T cells...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687658/the-effect-of-inhibitory-signals-on-the-priming-of-drug-hapten-specific-t-cells-that-express-distinct-v%C3%AE-receptors
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Andrew Gibson, Lee Faulkner, Maike Lichtenfels, Monday Ogese, Zaid Al-Attar, Ana Alfirevic, Philipp R Esser, Stefan F Martin, Munir Pirmohamed, B Kevin Park, Dean J Naisbitt
Drug hypersensitivity involves the activation of T cells in an HLA allele-restricted manner. Because the majority of individuals who carry HLA risk alleles do not develop hypersensitivity, other parameters must control development of the drug-specific T cell response. Thus, we have used a T cell-priming assay and nitroso sulfamethoxazole (SMX-NO) as a model Ag to investigate the activation of specific TCR Vβ subtypes, the impact of programmed death -1 (PD-1), CTL-associated protein 4 (CTLA4), and T cell Ig and mucin domain protein-3 (TIM-3) coinhibitory signaling on activation of naive and memory T cells, and the ability of regulatory T cells (Tregs) to prevent responses...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685341/assessment-of-the-potential-health-risks-of-heavy-metals-in-soils-in-a-coastal-industrial-region-of-the-yangtze-river-delta
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Bifeng Hu, Jiayu Wang, Bin Jin, Yan Li, Zhou Shi
Soil heavy metal contamination is a serious environmental problem. Human beings may be directly exposed to heavy metals in soils through the inhalation of soil particles, dermal contact, and oral ingestion, which can seriously threaten health. This study assesses the health risks associated with heavy metals in soils by determining the concentrations of eight heavy metals (Cr, Pb, Cd, Hg, As, Cu, Zn, and Ni) based on 2051 surface-soil samples collected from the southern Yangtze River Delta of China. The mean concentrations were higher than the corresponding background values in Zhejiang Province and China as a whole, indicating an accumulation of heavy metals...
July 7, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681958/bj-2266-ameliorates-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis-through-down-regulation-of-the-jak-stat-signaling-pathway
#15
Zhiwei You, Maheshwor Timilshina, Byeong-Seon Jeong, Jae-Hoon Chang
CD4(+) T cells differentiate into distinct effector subsets upon antigenic stimulation. Cytokines, and micro-environmental factors present during T-cell priming, direct differentiation of naïve CD4(+) T cells into pro-inflammatory Th1 and Th17 cells. From extensive screening of 2,4,5-trimethylpyridin-3-ol derivatives with various functional groups at C(6)-position, BJ-2266, a 6-thioureido-derivative, showed potent inhibitory activity on in vitro T helper (Th)-cell differentiation. This compound inhibited IFN-γ and IL-17 production from polyclonal CD4(+) T cells and ovalbumin (OVA)-specific CD4(+) T cells that were activated by T-cell receptor (TCR) engagement...
July 6, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681703/hybrid-approach-to-model-the-spatial-regulation-of-t-cell-responses
#16
Anass Bouchnita, Gennady Bocharov, Andreas Meyerhans, Vitaly Volpert
BACKGROUND: Moving from the molecular and cellular level to a multi-scale systems understanding of immune responses requires the development of novel approaches to integrate knowledge and data from different biological levels into mechanism-based integrative mathematical models. The aim of our study is to present a methodology for a hybrid modelling of immunological processes in their spatial context. METHODS: A two-level hybrid mathematical model of immune cell migration and interaction integrating cellular and organ levels of regulation for a 2D spatial consideration of idealized secondary lymphoid organs is developed...
June 21, 2017: BMC Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675711/modification-of-anti-tumor-immunity-by-tolerogenic-dendritic-cells
#17
Liying Chen, Mohammad Sharif Hasni, Mikael Jondal, Konstantin Yakimchuk
Immunosuppressive functions of glucocorticoids (GC) can be mediated via various mechanisms, including the modulation of dendritic cells (DC). Our study investigates the effects of tolerogenic GC-treated DCs on NK and T cell anti-tumor responses in OT-1/Rag(-/-) mice, expressing a transgenic TCR in CD8(+) T cells. The effects caused by GC-treated DCs were compared to the responses to immunogenic, CpG-activated DCs. The effects of DCs on anti-tumor immune responses were analyzed using the EG7 tumor model, where the tumor cells express the peptide epitope recognized by OT-1 T cells...
July 4, 2017: Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674535/leishmania-infantum-exoproducts-inhibit-human-invariant-nkt-cell-expansion-and-activation
#18
Renata Belo, Nuno Santarém, Cátia Pereira, Begoña Pérez-Cabezas, Fátima Macedo, Maria Leite-de-Moraes, Anabela Cordeiro-da-Silva
Leishmania infantum is one of the major parasite species associated with visceral leishmaniasis, a severe form of the disease that can become lethal if untreated. This obligate intracellular parasite has developed diverse strategies to escape the host immune response, such as exoproducts (Exo) carrying a wide range of molecules, including parasite virulence factors, which are potentially implicated in early stages of infection. Herein, we report that L. infantum Exo and its two fractions composed of extracellular vesicles (EVs) and vesicle-depleted-exoproducts (VDEs) inhibit human peripheral blood invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cell expansion in response to their specific ligand, the glycolipid α-GalactosylCeramide (α-GalCer), as well as their capacity to promptly produce IL-4 and IFNγ...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672038/t-cell-activation-and-differentiation-is-modulated-by-a-cd6-domain-1-antibody-itolizumab
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Usha Bughani, Arindam Saha, Anshu Kuriakose, Reshmi Nair, Ravindra B Sadashivarao, Rasika Venkataraman, Swati Patel, Anuja Tushar Deshchougule, Satish Kumar S, Enrique Montero, Harish V Pai, Dinesh V Palanivelu, Ramakrishnan Melarkode, Pradip Nair
CD6 is associated with T-cell modulation and is implicated in several autoimmune diseases. We previously demonstrated that Itolizumab, a CD6 domain 1 (CD6D1) specific humanized monoclonal antibody, inhibited the proliferation and cytokine production by T lymphocytes stimulated with anti-CD3 antibody or when co-stimulated with ALCAM. Aberrant IL-17 producing CD4+ helper T-cells (Th17) have been identified as pivotal for the pathogenesis of certain inflammatory autoimmune disorders, including psoriasis. Itolizumab has demonstrated efficacy in human diseases known to have an IL-17 driven pathogenesis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669030/v%C3%AE-9v%C3%AE-2-t-cell-activation-by-strongly-agonistic-nucleotidic-phosphoantigens
#20
Morgane Moulin, Javier Alguacil, Siyi Gu, Asmaa Mehtougui, Erin J Adams, Suzanne Peyrottes, Eric Champagne
Human Vγ9Vδ2 T cells can sense through their TCR tumor cells producing the weak endogenous phosphorylated antigen isopentenyl pyrophosphate (IPP), or bacterially infected cells producing the strong agonist hydroxyl dimethylallyl pyrophosphate (HDMAPP). The recognition of the phosphoantigen is dependent on its binding to the intracellular B30.2 domain of butyrophilin BTN3A1. Most studies have focused on pyrophosphate phosphoantigens. As triphosphate nucleotide derivatives are naturally co-produced with IPP and HDMAPP, we analyzed their specific properties using synthetic nucleotides derived from HDMAPP...
July 1, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
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