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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440588/endometrial-immune-markers-are-potential-predictors-of-normal-fertility-and-pregnancy-after-in-vitro-fertilization
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Louise Kofod, Anette Lindhard, Michael Bzorek, Jens Ole Eriksen, Lise Grupe Larsen, Thomas Vauvert F Hviid
PROBLEM: Elucidating immune mechanisms in the endometrium, which lead to the success of implantation and pregnancy, is important in reproductive medicine. Studies of immune cell abundance have shown conflicting results, and the expression and importance of HLA class Ib proteins in pre-implantation endometrium have not yet been investigated. METHOD OF STUDY: The study population consisted of four subgroups: a hydrosalpinx, a salpingectomy, an unexplained infertility, and a fertile control group...
April 25, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429836/increased-levels-of-soluble-hla-g-molecules-in-tunisian-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-b-infection
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Ahmed Baligh Laaribi, Daria Bortolotti, Naila Hannachi, Asma Mehri, Olfa Hazgui, Hamza Ben Yahia, Wafa Babay, Manel Belhadj, Houda Chaouech, Salwa Yacoub, Amel Letaief, Imene Ouzari, Abdellatif Boudabous, Dario Di Luca, Jalel Boukadida, Roberta Rizzo, Ines Zidi
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a global health problem. The mechanisms of immune tolerance in HBV infection are still unclear. The host immune response plays a critical role in determining the outcome of HBV infection. Human leukocyte antigen-G (HLA-G) is involved in immunotolerogenic process and infectious diseases. The present study aimed to explore the implication of soluble HLA-G (sHLA-G) and its isoforms in HBV infection. Total sHLA-G (including shedding HLA-G1 and HLA-G5) was analysed by ELISA in 95 chronic HBV patients, 83 spontaneously resolvers and 100 healthy controls...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415627/importance-of-the-plasma-soluble-hla-g-levels-for-prognostic-stratification-with-traditional-prognosticators-in-colorectal-cancer
#3
Jing-Bo Li, Yan-Yun Ruan, Bin Hu, Shan-Shan Dong, Tie-Nan Bi, Aifen Lin, Wei-Hua Yan
An increased peripheral soluble HLA-G (sHLA-G) expression has been observed in various malignancies while its prognostic significance was rather limited. In this study, the prognostic value of plasma sHLA-G in 178 colorectal cancer (CRC) patients was investigated. sHLA-G levels were analyzed by specific enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Data showed sHLA-G levels were significantly increased in CRC patients compared with normal controls (36.8 U/ml vs 25.4 U/ml, p = 0.009). sHLA-G in the died were obviously higher than that of alive CRC patients (46...
March 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402962/regeneration-of-cervical-reserve-cell-like-cells-from-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-ipscs-a-new-approach-to-finding-targets-for-cervical-cancer-stem-cell-treatment
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Masakazu Sato, Kei Kawana, Katsuyuki Adachi, Asaha Fujimoto, Mitsuyo Yoshida, Hiroe Nakamura, Haruka Nishida, Tomoko Inoue, Ayumi Taguchi, Juri Ogishima, Satoko Eguchi, Aki Yamashita, Kensuke Tomio, Osamu Wada-Hiraike, Katsutoshi Oda, Takeshi Nagamatsu, Yutaka Osuga, Tomoyuki Fujii
Cervical reserve cells are epithelial progenitor cells that are pathologically evident as the origin of cervical cancer. Thus, investigating the characteristics of cervical reserve cells could yield insight into the features of cervical cancer stem cells (CSCs). In this study, we established a method for the regeneration of cervical reserve cell-like properties from human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and named these cells induced reserve cell-like cells (iRCs). Approximately 70% of iRCs were positive for the reserve cell markers p63, CK5 and CK8...
April 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369440/extravillous-trophoblast-invasion-of-venous-as-well-as-lymphatic-vessels-is-altered-in-idiopathic-recurrent-spontaneous-abortions
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Karin Windsperger, Sabine Dekan, Sophie Pils, Carsten Golletz, Victoria Kunihs, Christian Fiala, Glen Kristiansen, Martin Knöfler, Jürgen Pollheimer
STUDY QUESTION: Do extravillous trophoblasts (EVTs) invade non-arterial decidual vessels in healthy and pathological pregnancies? SUMMARY ANSWER: Our results reveal that trophoblast invasion of venous and lymphatic vessels is a frequent event during the first trimester of pregnancy and is compromised in  recurrent spontaneous abortion (RSA). In addition, the present data suggest that EVTs populate regional lymph nodes during pregnancy. WHAT IS ALREADY KNOWN: Human trophoblasts remodel and invade decidual spiral arteries...
March 28, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365155/a-soluble-recombinant-form-of-human-leucocyte-antigen-g-6-srhla-g6
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Flávia Porto Pelá, Joane Kathelen Rustiguel, Lilian Cataldi Rodrigues, Jacqueline Nakau Mendonça, Camillo Del Cistia Andrade, Norberto Peporine Lopes, José Cesar Rosa, Maria Cristina Nonato, Benoit Favier, Eduardo Antônio Donadi, Marcelo Dias-Baruffi
Human Leucocyte Antigen-G (HLA-G) is a non classical major histocompatibility complex (MHC) molecule that through RNA splicing can encode seven isoforms which are membrane bound (-G1, -G2, -G3 and -G4) and soluble (-G5, -G6 and -G7). HLA-G is described as important immune suppressor endogenous molecule to favor maternal-fetal tolerance, transplant survival and tumor immune scape. HLA-G shows low protein variability and a unique structural complexity that is related with the expression of different isoforms followed by biochemical processes, such as, proteolytic cleavage, molecular interactions, and protein ubiquitination...
May 20, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364323/circulating-and-renal-expression-of-hla-g-prevented-chronic-renal-allograft-dysfunction-in-japanese-recipients
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Yuki Okushi, Kazuaki Okino, Kiyotaka Mukai, Yuki Matsui, Norifumi Hayashi, Keiji Fujimoto, Hiroki Adachi, Hideki Yamaya, Hitoshi Yokoyama
BACKGROUND: Although the risk of acute rejection has been studied in renal transplanted patients, there is little data about the long-term renal survival effects of non-classical human leukocyte antigen class I (HLA-G) in Japanese patients. METHOD: We investigated the changes in the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) for Japanese, and factors affecting the eGFR in 141 adult Japanese subjects whose allografts had survived for at least 1 year. Clinical background data, gender, HLA matching status, the total ischemic time, ABO incompatibility, immunosuppressive therapy, and the serum soluble(s) HLA-G5 level were examined...
March 31, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348268/cutting-edge-class-ii-like-structural-features-and-strong-receptor-binding-of-the-nonclassical-hla-g2-isoform-homodimer
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Kimiko Kuroki, Kazuhiro Mio, Ami Takahashi, Haruki Matsubara, Yoshiyuki Kasai, Sachie Manaka, Masahide Kikkawa, Daizo Hamada, Chikara Sato, Katsumi Maenaka
HLA-G is a natural tolerogenic molecule and has the following unique features: seven isoforms (HLA-G1 to HLA-G7), formation of disulfide-linked homodimers, and β2-microglobulin (β2m)-free forms. Interestingly, individuals null for the major isoform, HLA-G1, are healthy and expressed the α2 domain-deleted isoform, HLA-G2, which presumably compensates for HLA-G1 function. However, the molecular characteristics of HLA-G2 are largely unknown. In this study, we unexpectedly found that HLA-G2 naturally forms a β2m-free and nondisulfide-linked homodimer, which is in contrast to the disulfide-bonded β2m-associated HLA-G1 homodimer...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340094/nlrp2-is-a-suppressor-of-nf-%C3%A6-b-signaling-and-hla-c-expression-in-human-trophoblasts
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Tamara Tilburgs, Torsten B Meissner, Leonardo M R Ferreira, Arend Mulder, Kiran Musunuru, Junqiang Ye, Jack L Strominger
During human pregnancy, fetal extravillous trophoblasts (EVT) play a key role in the regulation of maternal T cell and NK cell responses. EVT display a unique combination of Human Leukocyte Antigens (HLA); EVT do not express HLA-A and HLA-B, but do express HLA-C, HLA-E and HLA-G. The mechanisms establishing this unique HLA expression pattern have not been fully elucidated. The MHC class I and class II transcriptional activators NLRC5 and CIITA are expressed neither by EVT nor by the EVT model cell line JEG3, which has an MHC expression pattern identical to that of EVT...
March 7, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303134/bronchial-epithelial-cells-from-asthmatic-patients-display-less-functional-hla-g-isoform-expression
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Federico Carlini, Christophe Picard, Céline Garulli, David Piquemal, Pierre Roubertoux, Jacques Chiaroni, Pascal Chanez, Delphine Gras, Julie Di Cristofaro
Not all asthmatic patients adequately respond to current available treatments, such as inhaled corticosteroids or omalizumab(®). New treatments will aim to target the bronchial epithelium-immune response interaction using different pathways. HLA-G is involved in immunomodulation and may promote epithelial cell differentiation and proliferation. HLA-G protein has several isoforms generated by alternative splicing that might have differential functionalities. HLA-G protein expression and genetic polymorphisms have been reported to be associated with asthma...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287635/efficient-production-of-trophoblast-lineage-cells-from-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Junya Kojima, Atsushi Fukuda, Hayato Taira, Tomoyuki Kawasaki, Hiroe Ito, Naoaki Kuji, Keiichi Isaka, Akihiro Umezawa, Hidenori Akutsu
Human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) are potentially useful in both clinical applications and basic biological research. hiPSCs can differentiate into extra-embryonic cells in the presence of BMP4. However, the differentiation potential of hiPSCs can be affected by culture conditions or genetic variation. In this study, we investigated the effect of various BMP4 concentrations on the expression states of trophoblast markers and the optimal conditions for trophoblast induction. A high-fidelity gene expression assay using hiPSC lines showed that the expression levels of various trophoblast marker genes, such as KRT7, GCM1, CGB, and HLA-G, were upregulated by BMP4 in a dose-dependent manner in all types of hiPSCs used in this study...
March 13, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279591/hla-g-at-the-interface-of-maternal-fetal-tolerance
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Leonardo M R Ferreira, Torsten B Meissner, Tamara Tilburgs, Jack L Strominger
During pregnancy, semiallogeneic fetal extravillous trophoblasts (EVT) invade the uterine mucosa without being rejected by the maternal immune system. Several mechanisms were initially proposed by Peter Medawar half a century ago to explain this apparent violation of the laws of transplantation. Then, three decades ago, an unusual human leukocyte antigen (HLA) molecule was identified: HLA-G. Uniquely expressed in EVT, HLA-G has since become the center of the present understanding of fetus-induced immune tolerance...
April 2017: Trends in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274545/tumour-and-placenta-establishment-the-importance-of-antigen-processing-and-presentation
#13
Emma Reeves, Edward James
Classical and non-classical MHC class I (MHC I) molecules displayed at the cell surface are essential for the induction of innate and adaptive immune responses. Classical MHC I present endogenously derived peptides to CD8(+) T cells for immunosurveillance of infected or malignant cells. By contrast, non-classical MHC I, in particular HLA-G, also display peptides, but primarily act as immunomodulatory ligands for the innate immune response and are an important component for extravillous trophoblast invasion to form the placenta in pregnancy...
February 28, 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267635/associations-between-fetal-hla-g-genotype-and-birth-weight-and-placental-weight-in-a-large-cohort-of-pregnant-women-possible-implications-for-hla-diversity
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Johanne Emmery, Ole B Christiansen, Line Lynge Nilsson, Mette Dahl, Peter Skovbo, Anna Margrethe Møller, Rudi Steffensen, Thomas Vauvert F Hviid
Birth weight and placental weight are crucial parameters for the survival of fetuses and newborns in mammals. High variation in the MHC is important for an effective adaptive immune response. The maternal immune system must be controlled in relation to the semi-allogenic fetus. The immunoregulatory HLA/MHC class Ib gene, HLA-G, is strongly expressed on extravillous trophoblast cells. We investigated birth weight and placental weight of the newborns in mothers heterozygous for an HLA-G 14bp insertion (Ins)/deletion (Del) gene polymorphism...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Reproductive Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262752/highly-exposed-hiv-1-seronegative-female-commercial-sex-workers-sustain-in-their-genital-mucosa-increased-frequencies-of-tolerogenic-myeloid-and-regulatory-t-cells
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V Thibodeau, L Fourcade, A-C Labbé, M Alary, F Guédou, J Poudrier, M Roger
We and others have shown that HIV-1 highly-exposed seronegative (HESN) female commercial sex workers (CSWs) maintain low genital inflammatory conditions to prevent HIV infection. HIV-1 interacts with toll-like receptors (TLR)-7/8 to induce interferon (IFN)-α, an important antiviral and immunomodulatory cytokine, which act together with interleukin (IL)-10, human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-G and immunoglobulin-like transcript (ILT)-4 to initiate a "tolerogenic/regulatory" anti-inflammatory loop. In view of further unravelling elements associated with natural immunity to HIV-1, we have characterised TLR-7, IFN-α, IL-10, HLA-G and ILT-4 expression profiles in the genital tract of female CSWs and HIV-1-uninfected non-CSWs from Benin...
March 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229263/exosomes-derived-from-human-amniotic-epithelial-cells-accelerate-wound-healing-and-inhibit-scar-formation
#16
Bin Zhao, Yijie Zhang, Shichao Han, Wei Zhang, Qin Zhou, Hao Guan, Jiaqi Liu, Jihong Shi, Linlin Su, Dahai Hu
Wound healing is a highly orchestrated physiological process consisting of a complex events, and scarless wound healing is highly desired for the development and application in clinical medicine. Recently, we have demonstrated that human amniotic epithelial cells (hAECs) promoted wound healing and inhibited scar formation through a paracrine mechanism. However, exosomes (Exo) are one of the most important paracrine factors. Whether exosomes derived from human amniotic epithelial cells (hAECs-Exo) have positive effects on scarless wound healing have not been reported yet...
April 2017: Journal of Molecular Histology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197367/targeting-ewing-sarcoma-with-activated-and-gd2-specific-chimeric-antigen-receptor-engineered-human-nk-cells-induces-upregulation-of-immune-inhibitory-hla-g
#17
Sareetha Kailayangiri, Bianca Altvater, Christian Spurny, Silke Jamitzky, Sonja Schelhaas, Andreas H Jacobs, Constanze Wiek, Katharina Roellecke, Helmut Hanenberg, Wolfgang Hartmann, Heinz Wiendl, Susann Pankratz, Jutta Meltzer, Nicole Farwick, Lea Greune, Maike Fluegge, Claudia Rossig
Activated and in vitro expanded natural killer (NK) cells have substantial cytotoxicity against many tumor cells, but their in vivo efficacy to eliminate solid cancers is limited. Here, we used chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) to enhance the activity of NK cells against Ewing sarcomas (EwS) in a tumor antigen-specific manner. Expression of CARs directed against the ganglioside antigen GD2 in activated NK cells increased their responses to GD2+ allogeneic EwS cells in vitro and overcame resistance of individual cell lines to NK cell lysis...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185362/definitive-class-i-human-leukocyte-antigen-expression-in-gestational-placentation-hla-f-hla-e-hla-c-and-hla-g-in-extravillous-trophoblast-invasion-on-placentation-pregnancy-and-parturition
#18
Rinat Hackmon, Lakmini Pinnaduwage, Jianhong Zhang, Stephen J Lye, Daniel E Geraghty, Caroline E Dunk
PROBLEM: The extravillous trophoblasts (EVT) express HLA-C and HLA-G, but HLA-E and HLA-F are the subject of conflicting reports. In this study, we define the HLA expression profile during active EVT placental implantation, pregnancy development, and parturition. METHOD OF STUDY: Immunohistochemistry, q-PCR, and Western blot were used to investigate HLA-C, HLA-E, and HLA-F placental expression across gestation from the early first trimester, late first trimester, second trimester (n=10 in each), preterm gestation (n=6) to elective term cesarean section and term vaginal deliveries (n=12, 38-41 weeks)...
February 10, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166246/soluble-human-leukocyte-antigen-g-during-pregnancy-and-infancy-in-benin-mother-child-resemblance-and-association-with-the-risk-of-malaria-infection-and-low-birth-weight
#19
Tania C d'Almeida, Ibrahim Sadissou, Jacqueline Milet, Gilles Cottrell, Amandine Mondière, Euripide Avokpaho, Laure Gineau, Audrey Sabbagh, Achille Massougbodji, Kabirou Moutairou, Eduardo A Donadi, Benoit Favier, Edgardo Carosella, Philippe Moreau, Nathalie Rouas-Freiss, David Courtin, André Garcia
Human leukocyte antigen (HLA) G is a tolerogenic molecule involved in the maternal-fetal immune tolerance phenomenon. Its expression during some infectious diseases leading to immune evasion has been established. A first study conducted in Benin has shown that the production of soluble HLA-G (sHLA-G) during the first months of life is strongly correlated with the maternal level at delivery and associated with low birth weight and malaria. However sHLA-G measurements during pregnancy were not available for mothers and furthermore, to date the evolution of sHLA-G in pregnancy is not documented in African populations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162915/simple-in-vitro-generation-of-human-leukocyte-antigen-g-expressing-t-regulatory-cells-through-pharmacological-hypomethylation-for-adoptive-cellular-immunotherapy-against-graft-versus-host-disease
#20
Panagiota Stamou, Dimitra Marioli, Alexandra L Patmanidi, Argyro Sgourou, Angeliki Vittoraki, Efthymia Theofani, Chryso Pierides, Stavros Taraviras, Paul A Costeas, Alexandros Spyridonidis
BACKGROUND: Major barriers in using classical FOXP3+ regulatory T cells (Tregs) in clinical practice are their low numbers in the circulation, the lack of specific cell surface markers for efficient purification and the loss of expression of Treg signature molecules and suppressive function after in vitro expansion or in a pro-inflammatory microenviroment. A surface molecule with potent immunosuppressive function is the human leukocyte antigen-G (HLA-G), which is normally expressed in placenta protecting the "semi-allogeneic" fetus from maternal immune attack...
February 2, 2017: Cytotherapy
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