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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018059/involvement-of-leptin-in-the-molecular-physiology-of-the-placenta
#1
Malena Schanton, Julieta Lorena Maymó, Antonio Pérez-Pérez, Victor Sanchez-Margalet, Cecilia Varone
Leptin is a homeostatic regulator in the placenta where it promotes proliferation, protein synthesis and the expression of tolerogenic maternal response molecules such as HLA-G. Leptin also exerts an anti-apoptotic action in placenta controlling the expression of p53 master cell cycle regulator under different stress conditions. On the other hand, leptin is an integrative target of different placental stimuli. The expression of leptin in placenta is regulated by hCG, insulin, steroids, hypoxia, and many other growth hormones, suggesting that it might have an important endocrine function in the trophoblastic cells...
October 9, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987961/the-effect-of-genetic-variants-affecting-nk-cell-function-on-cardiovascular-health-and-the-burden-on-cmv
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Shelley Waters, Silvia Lee, Jacquita S Affandi, Ashley Irish, Patricia Price
Renal transplant recipients (RTR) display high burdens of cytomegalovirus (CMV) and accelerated cardiovascular change. NK cells can control CMV and may contribute to vascular pathologies. Polymorphisms in genes encoding the inhibitory receptor LILRB1 and its ligand HLA-G, and the activating receptor NKG2C may illuminate the role of NK cells in vascular health and CMV immunity. We assessed 81 healthy adults and 82 RTR >2 years after transplantation. RTR had higher humoral and T-cell responses to CMV, and impaired vascular health...
October 5, 2017: Human Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941746/association-of-hla-g-3-utr-polymorphisms-and-haplotypes-with-severe-sepsis-in-a-brazilian-population
#3
Eriza Cristina Hahn, Francis Maria Báo Zambra, Anselmo Jiro Kamada, Francieli Delongui, Cíntia Magalhães Carvalho Grion, Edna Maria Vissoci Reiche, José Artur Bogo Chies
BACKGROUND: The human leukocyte antigen G (HLA-G) is a molecule involved in immune system modulation, acting in the maintenance of a state of immune tolerance. Some polymorphisms in the HLA-G gene 3' untranslated region (3'UTR) were associated to distinct levels of HLA-G expression and to sepsis development. In the present study, haplotypes and polymorphisms of the HLA-G 3'UTR were analyzed in Brazilian septic patients. METHODS: The HLA-G 3'UTR was amplified by PCR, sequenced and eight polymorphisms were genotyped (the 14bp insertion/deletion, +3003T/C, +3010C/G, +3027A/C, +3035C/T, +3142G/C, +3187A/G and+3196C/G) in DNA samples from septic patients (with severe sepsis or septic shock) and controls...
September 21, 2017: Human Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941745/overexpression-of-immunomodulatory-mediators-in-oral-precancerous-lesions
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Andréia Souza Gonçalves, Carla Mosconi, Filipe Jaeger, Isabela Jubé Wastowski, Maria Cássia Ferreira de Aguiar, Tarcília Aparecida Silva, Rejane Faria Ribeiro-Rotta, Nádia Lago Costa, Aline Carvalho Batista
Human leukocyte antigen (HLA) G and E, programmed cell death 1 ligand 1 (PD-L1), IL-10 and TGF-β are proteins involved in failure of the antitumor immune response. We investigated the expression of these immunomodulatory mediators in oral precancerous lesions (oral leukoplakia-OL; n=80) and whether these molecules were related to the risk of malignant transformation. Samples of normal mucosa (n= 20) and oral squamous cells carcinoma (OSCC, n=20) were included as controls. Tissue and saliva samples were analyzed by immunohistochemistry and ELISA respectively...
September 20, 2017: Human Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932645/intratumor-heterogeneity-of-immune-checkpoints-in-primary-renal-cell-cancer-focus-on-hla-g-ilt2-ilt4
#5
Nathalie Rouas-Freiss, Joel LeMaoult, Jérôme Verine, Diana Tronik-Le Roux, Stéphane Culine, Christophe Hennequin, François Desgrandchamps, Edgardo D Carosella
The establishment and maintenance of anti-tumor immune responses are the objectives of cancer immunotherapy. Despite recent promising advances, the effectiveness of these approaches has been limited by the multiple immunosuppressive mechanisms developed by tumors (checkpoint). The aim of the present study was to demonstrate intratumor heterogeneity at the levels of immune escape strategies and tumor-host relationships. We focused on well-known checkpoints such as PD1/PDL1 and on a new checkpoint involving HLA-G and its receptors ILT2/ILT4...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929613/hla-g-gene-14-bp-deletion-variant-protects-iranian-subjects-against-chronic-hepatitis-b-infection
#6
E Eskandari, T Dahmardeh, V Safdari, S Khosravi, E Pahlevani
To investigate whether 14-bp Ins/Del polymorphism in HLA-G gene is associated with the risk of chronic hepatitis B (CHB) infection. This study was performed on a total of 396 individuals including 199 CHB patients and 197 healthy subjects from a south-east Iranian population. We genotyped 14-bp Ins/Del polymorphism in the HLA-G gene using polymerase chain reaction method. The results of our study revealed that the HLA-G 14-bp deletion polymorphism was associated with a reduced risk of CHB at both allele and genotypic levels...
September 20, 2017: International Journal of Immunogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923404/hla-g-coding-region-polymorphism-is-skewed-in-autistic-spectrum-disorders
#7
Franca R Guerini, Elisabetta Bolognesi, Matteo Chiappedi, Enrico Ripamonti, Alessandro Ghezzo, Michela Zanette, Stefano Sotgiu, Maria Martina Mensi, Alessandra Carta, Maria Paola Canevini, Milena Zanzottera, Cristina Agliardi, Andrea S Costa, Umberto Balottin, Mario Clerici
Different isoforms of HLA-G protein are endowed with a differential ability to induce allogenic tolerance during pregnancy. As prenatal immune activation is suggested to play a role in the onset of autistic spectrum disorders (ASD), we evaluated HLA G*01:01-*01:06 allelic polymorphism in a cohort of Italian children affected by ASD (N=111) their mothers (N=81), and their healthy siblings (N=39). DNA sequencing analysis of HLA-G exon 2, 3 and 4 was used to obtain HLA-G allelic frequencies; alleles distribution was compared with that of two control groups of Caucasoid couples of multiparous women and their partners from Brazil and Denmark...
September 18, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904123/unveiling-the-peptide-motifs-of-hla-c-and-hla-g-from-naturally-presented-peptides-and-generation-of-binding-prediction-matrices
#8
Moreno Di Marco, Heiko Schuster, Linus Backert, Michael Ghosh, Hans-Georg Rammensee, Stefan Stevanović
The classical HLA-C and the nonclassical HLA-E and HLA-G molecules play important roles both in the innate and adaptive immune system. Starting already during embryogenesis and continuing throughout our lives, these three Ags exert major functions in immune tolerance, defense against infections, and anticancer immune responses. Despite these important roles, identification and characterization of the peptides presented by these molecules has been lacking behind the more abundant HLA-A and HLA-B gene products...
October 15, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882620/hla-class-ia-and-ib-molecules-and-foxp3-tils-in-relation-to-the-prognosis-of-malignant-melanoma-patients
#9
Wenna Nascimento Melsted, Lasse Lindholm Johansen, Jørgen Lock-Andersen, Nille Behrendt, Jens Ole Eriksen, Michael Bzorek, Thomas Scheike, Thomas Vauvert F Hviid
HLA class Ia (HLA-ABC) and HLA class Ib (HLA-E, -F and -G) molecules and FOXP3+ tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) are often reported as relevant factors of tumor immune regulation. We investigated their expression as prognostic factors in 200 patients with primary cutaneous melanoma (PCM). In our cohort, patients with tumors showing upregulation of HLA-ABC molecules had significantly thicker tumors (32% vs 7%, P<0.001), frequent ulceration (20% vs 6%, P=0.007) and frequent nodular melanomas (20% vs 4%, P=0...
September 4, 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874155/the-regulation-of-ovary-and-conceptus-on-the-uterine-natural-killer-cells-during-early-pregnancy
#10
REVIEW
Han Gong, Yilu Chen, Jingjie Xu, Xingxing Xie, Dainan Yu, Bei Yang, Haibin Kuang
Uterine natural killer (uNK) cells are short-lived, terminally differentiated and the most abundant lymphocytes in the uterus which play a crucial role in the spiral arteriole modification and establishment of successful pregnancy. Dysregulation of uNK cells has been linked to gestational implications such as recurrent pregnancy loss, preeclampsia and fetal growth retardation. There is evidence showing that progesterone and estrogen can regulate the recruitment, proliferation, differentiation and function of uNK cells via direct action on intracellular nuclear receptors or through intermediary cells in the uterus during early pregnancy...
September 6, 2017: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841441/hla-g-molecules-and-clinical-outcome-in-chronic-myeloid-leukemia
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Giovanni Caocci, Marianna Greco, Marcella Arras, Roberto Cusano, Sandro Orrù, Bruno Martino, Elisabetta Abruzzese, Sara Galimberti, Olga Mulas, Marcello Trucas, Roberto Littera, Sara Lai, Carlo Carcassi, Giorgio La Nasa
The human leukocyte antigen-G (HLA-G) gene encodes a tolerogenic protein known to promote tumor immune-escape. We investigated HLA-G polymorphisms and soluble molecules (sHLA-G) in 68 chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patients. Patients with G*01:01:01 or G*01:01:02 allele had higher value of sHLA-G compared to G*01:01:03 (109.2±39.5 vs 39.9±8.8 units/ml; p=0.03), and showed lower event free survival (EFS) (62.3% vs 90.0%; p=0.02). The G*01:01:03 allele was associated with higher rates and earlier achievement of deep molecular response (MR)(4...
October 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829419/in-vitro-differentiation-of-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-into-functional-cardiomyocyte-like-cells
#12
Peter Szaraz, Yarden S Gratch, Farwah Iqbal, Clifford L Librach
Myocardial infarction and the subsequent ischemic cascade result in the extensive loss of cardiomyocytes, leading to congestive heart failure, the leading cause of mortality worldwide. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are a promising option for cell-based therapies to replace current, invasive techniques. MSCs can differentiate into mesenchymal lineages, including cardiac cell types, but complete differentiation into functional cells has not yet been achieved. Previous methods of differentiation were based on pharmacological agents or growth factors...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817184/the-influence-of-cytomegalovirus-on-expression-of-hla-g-and-its-ligand-kir2dl4-by-human-peripheral-blood-leucocyte-subsets
#13
Z Albayati, A Alyami, S Alomar, D Middleton, L Bonnett, S Aleem, B F Flanagan, S E Christmas
HLA-G is a non-classical class I HLA antigen, normally expressed in high levels only on extravillous cytotrophoblast. It has immunosuppressive properties in pregnancy and has also been found to be upregulated on leucocytes in viral infection. In this study, proportions of all leucocyte subsets expressing HLA-G were found to be low in healthy subjects positive or negative for cytomegalovirus (CMV). Significantly greater proportions of CD4+ CD69+ and CD56+ T cells expressed HLA-G compared to other T cells. However, following stimulation with CMV antigens or intact CMV, proportions of CD4+, CD8+, CD69+ and CD56+ T cells, and also B cells expressing HLA-G, were significantly increased in CMV+ subjects...
November 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815885/novel-landscape-of-hla-g-isoforms-expressed-in-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma-patients
#14
Diana Tronik-Le Roux, Julie Renard, Jérôme Vérine, Victor Renault, Emmanuel Tubacher, Joel LeMaoult, Nathalie Rouas-Freiss, Jean-François Deleuze, François Desgrandschamps, Edgardo D Carosella
Immune-checkpoints are powerful inhibitory molecules that promote tumor survival. Their blockade is now recognized as providing effective therapeutic benefit against cancer. HLA-G, a recently identified immune checkpoint, has been detected in many types of primary tumors and metastases, in malignant effusions as well as on tumor-infiltrating cells, particularly in patients with clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC). Here, in order to define a possible anti-cancer therapy, we used a molecular approach based on an unbiased strategy that combines transcriptome determination and immunohistochemical labeling, to analyze in-depth, the HLA-G isoforms expressed in these tumors...
August 16, 2017: Molecular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802664/cytokines-and-soluble-hla-g-levels-in-bone-marrow-stroma-and-their-association-with-the-survival-rate-of-patients-exhibiting-childhood-t-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#15
Renata Dos Santos Almeida, Alessandra Maria de Luna Ramos, Carlos Feitosa Luna, Francisco Pedrosa, Eduardo Antônio Donadi, Norma Lucena-Silva
Leukemic cells can induce defective expression of soluble factors and change marrow cytokine profile, leading to aberrant cell signaling, cell fixation and cell proliferation in bone marrow. T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) is an aggressive disorder which accounts for 15% of pediatric ALL. To evaluate the contribution of immunological factors on T-ALL survival, we measured Th1, Th2, Th17 cytokines and soluble HLA-G (sHLA-G) levels in bone marrow from 32 Brazilian children at diagnosis (D0), after induction (D19) and after consolidation (D49) of the chemotherapy phase...
August 9, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781970/hypoxic-modulation-of-hla-g-expression-through-the-metabolic-sensor-hif-1-in-human-cancer-cells
#16
REVIEW
Marica Garziera, Lucia Scarabel, Giuseppe Toffoli
The human leukocyte antigen-G (HLA-G) is considered an immune checkpoint molecule involved in tumor immune evasion. Hypoxia and the metabolic sensor hypoxia-inducible factor 1 (HIF-1) are hallmarks of metastasization, angiogenesis, and intense tumor metabolic activity. The purpose of this review was to examine original in vitro studies carried out in human cancer cell lines, which reported data about HLA-G expression and HIF-1 mediated-HLA-G expression in response to hypoxia. The impact of HLA-G genomic variability on the hypoxia responsive elements (HREs) specific for HIF-1 binding was also discussed...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740236/reduced-expression-of-the-murine-hla-g-homolog-qa-2-is-associated-with-malignancy-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-and-stemness-in-breast-cancer-cells
#17
Istéfani L da Silva, Lucía Montero-Montero, Ester Martín-Villar, Jorge Martin-Pérez, Bruno Sainz, Jaime Renart, Renata Toscano Simões, Émerson Soares Veloso, Cláudia Salviano Teixeira, Mônica C de Oliveira, Enio Ferreira, Miguel Quintanilla
Qa-2 is believed to mediate a protective immune response against cancer; however, little is known about the role of Qa-2 in tumorigenesis. Here, we used 4T1 breast cancer cells to study the involvement of Qa-2 in tumor progression in a syngeneic host. Qa-2 expression was reduced during in vivo tumor growth and in cell lines derived from 4T1-induced tumors. Tumor-derived cells elicited an epithelial-mesenchymal transition associated with upregulation of Zeb1 and Twist1/2 and enhanced tumor initiating and invasive capacities...
July 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721719/imprinted-nanovelcro-microchips-for-isolation-and-characterization-of-circulating-fetal-trophoblasts-toward-noninvasive-prenatal-diagnostics
#18
Shuang Hou, Jie-Fu Chen, Min Song, Yazhen Zhu, Yu Jen Jan, Szu Hao Chen, Tzu-Hua Weng, Dean-An Ling, Shang-Fu Chen, Tracy Ro, An-Jou Liang, Tom Lee, Helen Jin, Man Li, Lian Liu, Yu-Sheng Hsiao, Peilin Chen, Hsiao-Hua Yu, Ming-Song Tsai, Margareta D Pisarska, Angela Chen, Li-Ching Chen, Hsian-Rong Tseng
Circulating fetal nucleated cells (CFNCs) in maternal blood offer an ideal source of fetal genomic DNA for noninvasive prenatal diagnostics (NIPD). We developed a class of nanoVelcro microchips to effectively enrich a subcategory of CFNCs, i.e., circulating trophoblasts (cTBs) from maternal blood, which can then be isolated with single-cell resolution by a laser capture microdissection (LCM) technique for downstream genetic testing. We first established a nanoimprinting fabrication process to prepare the LCM-compatible nanoVelcro substrates...
August 22, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712403/-serum-soluble-hla-g-soluble-cd30-is-correlated-to-the-time-after-transplantation-in-renal-transplant-recipients
#19
Zhankui Jin, Cuixiang Xu, Wanli Duan, Jiangcun Yang, Puxun Tian
Objective To investigate the expressions of serum soluble human leukocyte antigen G (sHLA-G) and soluble CD30 (sCD30) in renal transplant recipients at different time after transplantation, and explore the relationship between the expressions of serum sHLA-G, sCD30 and the time after renal transplantation. Methods Eleven kidney transplant recipients and 10 healthy donors were selected, in which the dynamic changes of serum sHLA-G and sCD30 were detected by ELISA before transplantation and 1 year after transplantation; 33 kidney transplant recipients with normal renal graft were selected and divided into three groups: 1-5 years, 5-10 years and 10 years post-transplantation...
July 2017: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711734/immunohistochemical-investigations-on-the-expression-of-programmed-cell-death-ligand-1-human-leukocyte-antigens-g-and-e-and-granzyme-b-in-intraoral-mucoepidermoid-carcinoma
#20
Carla Mosconi, Diego Antônio Costa Arantes, Andréia Souza Gonçalves, Rita de Cássia Gonçalves Alencar, José Carlos Oliveira, Tarcília Aparecida Silva, Elismauro Francisco Mendonça, Aline Carvalho Batista
OBJECTIVE: To identify the expression of nonclassical human leukocyte antigen G and E (HLA-G and -E), programmed cell death ligand-1 (PD-L1) and granzyme B (GB) in intraoral mucoepidermoid carcinomas (MECs), and to assess whether such expressions are related to metastasis, survival, staging, tumor grade and number of GB-positive cells. DESIGN: For this cross-sectional study, samples of MEC (n=30) were selected and classified as low-grade (LG), intermediate-grade (IG) or high-grade (HG), according to the WHO grading system...
July 8, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
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