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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546852/the-repeated-administration-of-resveratrol-has-measurable-effects-on-circulating-t-cell-subsets-in-humans
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J Luis Espinoza, Ly Quoc Trung, Pleiades T Inaoka, Kayoko Yamada, Dao T An, Shohei Mizuno, Shinji Nakao, Akiyoshi Takami
Preclinical studies have shown that resveratrol exerts immunomodulatory effects with potential clinical value in the amelioration of autoimmune disorders and cancer prevention; however, little is known about the in vivo effects of this naturally occurring polyphenol on human immune cells. We assessed the effects of repeated doses of resveratrol (1000 mg/day for 28 days) on circulating immune cells in healthy Japanese individuals. Resveratrol was safe and well tolerated and was associated with significant increases in the numbers of circulating γδ T cells and regulatory T cells and resulted in small, yet significant, decreases in the plasma levels of the proinflammatory cytokines TNF-α and MCP-1 and a significant increase in the plasma antioxidant activity compared with the corresponding antioxidant baseline activity and with that in four control individuals...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546550/human-igg2-and-igg4-expressing-memory-b-cells-display-enhanced-molecular-and-phenotypic-signs-of-maturity-and-accumulate-with-age
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Britt G de Jong, Hanna IJspeert, Lemelinda Marques, Mirjam van der Burg, Jacques J M van Dongen, Bruno G Loos, Menno C van Zelm
The mechanisms involved in sequential immunoglobulin (IG)G class switching are still largely unknown. Sequential IG class switching is linked to higher levels of somatic hypermutation (SHM) in vivo, but it remains unclear if these are generated temporally during an immune response or upon activation in a secondary response. We here aimed to uncouple these processes and to distinguish memory B cells from primary and secondary immune responses. SHM levels and IgG subclasses were studied with 454 pyrosequencing on PBMC from young children and adults as models for primary and secondary immunological memory...
May 26, 2017: Immunology and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546549/restimulation-induced-t-cell-death-through-ntb-a-sap-signaling-pathway-is-impaired-in-tuberculosis-patients-with-depressed-immune-responses
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Rodrigo E Hernández Del Pino, Joaquín M Pellegrini, Ana I Rovetta, Delfina Peña, Guadalupe I Álvarez, Agustín Rolandelli, Rosa M Musella, Domingo J Palmero, Alejandro Malbran, Virginia Pasquinelli, Verónica E García
Production of IFN-γ contributes to host defense against Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) infection. We previously demonstrated that Signaling lymphocytic activation molecule-associated protein (SAP) expression on cells from tuberculosis (TB) patients was inversely correlated with IFN-γ production. Here we first investigated the role of NK, T and B cell antigen (NTB-A)/SAP pathway in the regulation of Th1 response against Mtb. Upon antigen stimulation, NTB-A phosphorylation rapidly increases and afterwards modulates IFN-γ and IL-17 secretion...
May 26, 2017: Immunology and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544850/pcpp-adjuvanted-respiratory-syncytial-virus-rsv-sf-subunit-vaccine-self-assembled-supramolecular-complexes-enable-enhanced-immunogenicity-and-protection
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Corinne Cayatte, Alexander Marin, Gaurav Manohar Rajani, Kirsten Schneider-Ohrum, Angie Snell Bennett, Jason D Marshall, Alexander K Andrianov
PCPP, a well-defined polyphosphazene macromolecule, has been studied as an immunoadjuvant for a soluble form of the post-fusion glycoprotein (RSV sF) of RSV, which is an attractive vaccine candidate for inducing RSV-specific immunity in mice and humans. We demonstrate that RSV sF-PCPP formulations induce high neutralization titers to RSV comparable to Alum formulations even at a low PCPP dose and protect animals against viral challenge both in the lung and upper respiratory tract. PCPP formulations were also characterized by Th1-biased responses, compared to Th2-biased responses that are more typical for RSV sF alone or RSV sF-Alum formulations, suggesting an inherent immunostimulating activity of the polyphosphazene adjuvant...
May 25, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543817/influence-of-diabetes%C3%A2-mellitus-on-the-immunity-to-human-tuberculosis
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REVIEW
Nathella Pavan Kumar, Subash Babu
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) is a major risk factor for the development of active pulmonary tuberculosis, with development of DM pandemic in countries where tuberculosis (TB) is also endemic. Understanding the impact of DM on TB and the determinants of co-morbidity is essential in responding to this growing public health problem with improved therapeutic approaches. Despite the clinical and public health significance posed by the dual burden of TB and DM, little is known about the immunological and biochemical mechanisms of susceptibility...
May 22, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543438/humanized-mice-a-brief-overview-on-their-diverse-applications-in-biomedical-research
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REVIEW
Shigeyoshi Fujiwara
Model animals naturally differ from humans in various respects and results from the former are not directly translatable to the latter. One approach to address this issue is humanized mice that are defined as mice engrafted with functional human cells or tissues. In humanized mice, we can investigate the development and function of human cells or tissues (including their products encoded by human genes) in the in vivo context of a small animal. As such, humanized mouse models have played important roles that cannot be substituted by other animal models in various areas of biomedical research...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542438/chemically-induced-disseminated-pythiosis-in-balb-c-mice-a-new-experimental-model-for-pythium-insidiosum-infection
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Juliana S M Tondolo, Érico S Loreto, Pauline C Ledur, Francielli P K Jesus, Taiara M Silva, Glaucia D Kommers, Sydney H Alves, Janio M Santurio
Pythiosis is a severe and life-threatening disease that affects humans and various animal species. We report a model of vascular/disseminated pythiosis occurring after subcutaneous inoculation of 2 x 104 Pythium insidiosum zoospores/mL in immunocompromised BALB/c mice. For this model, we carried out two rounds of experiments. First, we evaluated two protocols of immunosuppression before inoculation: cyclophosphamide at 150 mg/kg (CYP group) and cyclophosphamide 200 mg/kg plus hydrocortisone acetate at 250 mg/kg (CYP+HCA group)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542109/application-and-interpretation-of-histocompatibility-data-in-pediatric-kidney-transplantation
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Hilda E Fernandez
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Advances in technology to assess immunologic risk in solid organ transplant offer an opportunity to optimize the approach to pediatric deceased donor kidney transplant in the setting of a new allocation system in the United States. RECENT FINDINGS: Degree of human leukocyte antigen (HLA) mismatch, class II HLA mismatch, unacceptable antigens and donor-specific antibody (DSA) detected by solid-phase assays, and epitope matching pretransplant affect pediatric kidney transplant outcomes...
May 24, 2017: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541707/identification-of-a-potent-selective-and-efficacious-phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase-%C3%AE-pi3k%C3%AE-inhibitor-for-the-treatment-of-immunological-disorders
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Qingjie Liu, Qing Shi, David Marcoux, Douglas G Batt, Lyndon Cornelius, Lan-Ying Qin, Zheming Ruan, James Neels, Myra Beaudoin Bertrand, Anurag S Srivastava, Ling Li, Robert Joseph Cherney, Hua Gong, Scott H Watterson, Carolyn Weigelt, Kathleen M Gillooly, Kim W McIntyre, Jenny H Xie, Mary T Obermeier, Aberra Fura, Bogdan Sleczka, Kevin Stefanski, R Marcus Fancher, Shweta Padmanabhan, Thatipamula Rp, Ipsit Kundu, Kallem Rajareddy, Rodney Smith, James K Hennan, Dezhi Xing, Jingsong Fan, Paul C Levesque, Qian Ruan, Sidney Pitt, Rosemary Zhang, Donna Pedicord, Jie Pan, Melissa Yarde, Hao Lu, Jonathan Lippy, Christine Goldstine, Stacey Skala, Richard A Rampulla, Arvind Mathur, Anuradha Gupta, Pirama Nayagam Arunachalam, John S Sack, Jodi K Muckelbauer, Mary Ellen Cvijic, Luisa M Salter-Cid, Rajeev S Bhide, Michael A Poss, John Hynes, Percy H Carter, John E Macor, Stefan Ruepp, Gary L Schieven, Joseph A Tino
PI3Kδ plays an important role controlling immune cell function and has therefore been identified as a potential target for the treatment of immunological disorders. This article highlights our work towards the identification of a potent, selective, and efficacious PI3Kδ inhibitor. Through careful SAR, the successful replacement of a polar pyrazole group by a simple chloro or trifluoromethyl group led to improved Caco-2 permeability, reduced Caco-2 efflux, reduced hERG PC activity, and increased selectivity profile while maintaining potency in the CD69 hWB assay...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540885/outcome-of-recipients-of-human-leukocyte-antigen-incompatible-kidney-transplants-who-underwent-desensitization-at-king-fahad-specialist-hospital-dammam-saudi-arabia
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Mohammed Abdulrahim Idris, Akhtar Hossain, Mohammed Abdulrahman Muntasir, Adnan Marmi, Ahmed Abdulfattah Aldajani, Yousef Mohammed Aljamaan, Mahmood Akhtar, Abdulrahman Housawi
In patients whom are highly sensitized immunologically, the benefit of kidney transplantation can be extended to this population through the utilization of organs from human leukocyte antigen incompatible (HLAi) donors. This retrospective observational study was designed to identify the incidence and predictors of acute antibody-mediated rejection/acute cellular rejection (AMR/ACR) in our kidney recipients from living kidney donors (sensitized and those with low immunologic risk). This single-center study has been conducted at King Fahad Specialist Hospital, Dammam (KFSH-D), Saudi Arabia; during the period of September 2008- August 2013...
May 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540757/association-of-tuberculosis-status-with-neurologic-disease-and-immune-response-in-htlv-1-infection
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Anselmo Souza, Natália Carvalho, Yuri Neves, Silvane Braga Santos, Maria de Lourdes Bastos, Sergio Arruda, Eduardo Martins Netto, Marshall Glesby, Edgar Carvalho
The human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) is the etiologic agent of HTLV-1-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP). HTLV-1 infected individuals have increased susceptibility to Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection but the influence of tuberculosis on the course of HTLV-1 infection is unknown. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of tuberculosis on immunological, virologic, and neurologic features of HTLV-1 infection. This is a retrospective analysis of individuals enrolled in a cohort study from an HTLV-1 clinic who were evaluated for past or latent tuberculosis and classified clinically as HTLV-1 carriers, probable HAM/TSP and definite HAM/TSP...
May 25, 2017: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539552/development-of-an-assay-system-for-large-scale-analysis-of-hla-class-ii-binding-peptides
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Hiroko Miyadera, Emiko Noguchi, Masashi Mizokami, Katsushi Tokunaga
  Genes encoding the human leukocyte antigens (HLA) are associated with diverse immunological disorders, including autoimmune diseases and infections. Recently, significant progresses have been made in the HLA typing technologies through the use of next generation sequencers. The reliable platforms for the SNP-based imputation of HLA genotypes have also been established. These technical advancements should enable further identification of HLA associations with diseases. One of the remaining questions is the mechanism through which HLA confer disease susceptibility...
2017: Nihon Rinshō Men'eki Gakkai Kaishi, Japanese Journal of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539189/the-individual-and-population-genetics-of-antibody-immunity
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REVIEW
Corey T Watson, Jacob Glanville, Wayne A Marasco
Antibodies (Abs) produced by immunoglobulin (IG) genes are the most diverse proteins expressed in humans. While part of this diversity is generated by recombination during B-cell development and mutations during affinity maturation, the germ-line IG loci are also diverse across human populations and ethnicities. Recently, proof-of-concept studies have demonstrated genotype-phenotype correlations between specific IG germ-line variants and the quality of Ab responses during vaccination and disease. However, the functional consequences of IG genetic variation in Ab function and immunological outcomes remain underexplored...
May 20, 2017: Trends in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538696/immune-components-in-human-milk-are-associated-with-early-infant-immunological-health-outcomes-a-prospective-three-country-analysis
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Daniel Munblit, Marina Treneva, Diego G Peroni, Silvia Colicino, Li Yan Chow, Shobana Dissanayeke, Alexander Pampura, Attilio L Boner, Donna T Geddes, Robert J Boyle, John O Warner
The role of breastfeeding in improving allergy outcomes in early childhood is still unclear. Evidence suggests that immune mediators in human milk (HM) play a critical role in infant immune maturation as well as protection against atopy/allergy development. We investigated relationships between levels of immune mediators in colostrum and mature milk and infant outcomes in the first year of life. In a large prospective study of 398 pregnant/lactating women in the United Kingdom, Russia and Italy, colostrum and mature human milk (HM) samples were analysed for immune active molecules...
May 24, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537908/increased-expression-of-irf8-in-tumor-cells-inhibits-the-generation-of-th17-cells-and-predicts-unfavorable-survival-of-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-patients
#15
Weijie Zhong, Xin Xu, Zhigang Zhu, Qinghua Du, Hong Du, Li Yang, Yanying Ling, Huabao Xiong, Qingshan Li
The immunological pathogenesis of diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) remains elusive. Searching for new prognostic markers of DLBCL is a crucial focal point for clinical scientists. The aim of the present study was to examine the prognostic value of interferon regulatory factor 8 (IRF8) expression and its effect on the development of Th17 cells in the tumor microenvironment of DLBCL patients. Flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, and quantitative real-time PCR were used to detect the distribution of Th17 cells and related cytokines and IRF8 in tumor tissues from DLBCL patients...
May 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537249/airway-t-cells-protect-against-rsv-infection-in-the-absence-of-antibody
#16
E Kinnear, L Lambert, J U McDonald, H M Cheeseman, L J Caproni, J S Tregoning
Tissue resident memory T (Trm) cells act as sentinels and early responders to infection. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)-specific Trm cells have been detected in the lungs after human RSV infection, but whether they have a protective role is unknown. To dissect the protective function of Trm cells, BALB/c mice were infected with RSV; infected mice developed antigen-specific CD8(+) Trm cells (CD103(+)/CD69(+)) in the lungs and airways. Intranasally transferring cells from the airways of previously infected animals to naïve animals reduced weight loss on infection in the recipient mice...
May 24, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536890/progress-and-future-prospectives-in-skin-on-chip-development-with-emphasis-on-the-use-of-different-cell-types-and-technical-challenges
#17
Lenie J van den Broek, Lambert I J C Bergers, Christianne M A Reijnders, Susan Gibbs
Understanding the healthy and diseased state of skin is important in many areas of basic and applied research. Although the field of skin tissue engineering has advanced greatly over the last years, current in vitro skin models still do not mimic the complexity of the human skin. Skin-on-chip and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) might be key technologies to improve in vitro skin models. This review summarizes the state of the art of in vitro skin models with regard to cell sources (primary, cell line, iPSC) and microfluidic devices...
May 24, 2017: Stem Cell Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536366/advances-in-the-use-of-regulatory-t-cells-for-the-prevention-and-therapy-of-graft-vs-host-disease
#18
REVIEW
Reshma Ramlal, Gerhard C Hildebrandt
Regulatory T (Tregs) cells play a crucial role in immunoregulation and promotion of immunological tolerance. Adoptive transfer of these cells has therefore been of interest in the field of bone marrow and solid organ transplantation, autoimmune diseases and allergy medicine. In bone marrow transplantation, Tregs play a pivotal role in the prevention of graft-verus-host disease (GvHD). This has generated interest in using adoptive Treg cellular therapy in the prevention and treatment of GvHD. There have been several barriers to the feasibility of Treg cellular therapy in the setting of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) which include low Treg concentration in peripheral blood, requiring expansion of the Treg population; instability of the expanded product with loss of FoxP3 expression; and issues related to the purity of the expanded product...
May 16, 2017: Biomedicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536029/specific-humoral-and-cellular-immune-responses-in-cancer-patients-undergoing-chronic-immunization-with-a-vegf-based-therapeutic-vaccine
#19
Yanelys Morera, Javier Sánchez, Mónica Bequet-Romero, Katty-Hind Selman-Housein, Ana de la Torre, Francisco Hernández-Bernal, Yenima Martín, Acralys Garabito, Jesús Piñero, Cimara Bermúdez, Josué de la Torre, Marta Ayala, Jorge V Gavilondo
CIGB-247 is a cancer therapeutic vaccine, based on recombinant modified human vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) as antigen, in combination with the adjuvant VSSP, a bacterially-derived adjuvant. The vaccine have demonstrated efficacy in several murine malignancy models. These studies supported the rationale for a phase I clinical trial where safety, tolerance, and immunogenicity of CIGB-247 was studied in patients with advanced solid tumors at three antigen dose level. Surviving individuals of this clinical trial were eligible to receive off-trial voluntary re-immunizations...
May 20, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535783/in-vivo-effect-of-commiphora-swynnertonii-ethanolic-extracts-on-trypanosoma-congolense-and-selected-immunological-components-in-mice
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Yakob P Nagagi, Richard S Silayo, Claudius Luziga, Eliningaya J Kweka
BACKGROUND: The search for alternative trypanocidal compounds which can be available at affordable price is of paramount importance for control of trypanosomosis in human and animals. The current study evaluates the in vivo activity of ethanolic stem bark extracts on Trypanosoma congolense and selected immunological components in an inbred Swiss albino mouse model. METHODS: Groups of mice infected with T. congolense were treated with the stem bark extracts at a rate of 1000 mg/kg, 1500 mg/kg, and 2000 mg/kg, twice a day in one set and thrice a day in another setting for three days consecutively...
May 23, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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