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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930983/personalized-peptide-arrays-for-detection-of-hla-alloantibodies-in-organ-transplantation
#1
Pan Liu, Tomokazu Souma, Andrew Zu-Sern Wei, Xueying Xie, Xunrong Luo, Jing Jin
In organ transplantation, the function and longevity of the graft critically rely on the success of controlling immunological rejection reactivity against human leukocyte antigens (HLA). Histocompatibility guidelines are based on laboratory tests of anti-HLA immunity, which presents either as pre-existing or de novo generated HLA antibodies that constitute a major transplantation barrier. Current tests are built on a single-antigen beads (SAB) platform using a fixed set of ~100 preselected recombinant HLA antigens to probe transplant sera...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930287/exposure-to-human-alveolar-lining-fluid-enhances-mycobacterium-bovis-bcg-vaccine-efficacy-against-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-infection-in-a-cd8-t-cell-dependent-manner
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J I Moliva, A P Hossfeld, C H Canan, V Dwivedi, M D Wewers, G Beamer, J Turner, J B Torrelles
Current tuberculosis (TB) treatments include chemotherapy and preventative vaccination with Mycobacterium bovis Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG). In humans, however, BCG vaccination fails to fully protect against pulmonary TB. Few studies have considered the impact of the human lung mucosa (alveolar lining fluid (ALF)), which modifies the Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb) cell wall, revealing alternate antigenic epitopes on the bacterium surface that alter its pathogenicity. We hypothesized that ALF-induced modification of BCG would induce better protection against aerosol infection with M...
September 20, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930139/critical-analysis-on-characterization-systemic-effect-and-therapeutic-potential-of-beta-sitosterol-a-plant-derived-orphan-phytosterol
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REVIEW
Muhammad Shahdaat Bin Sayeed, Selim Muhammad Rezaul Karim, Tasnuva Sharmin, Mohammed Monzur Morshed
Beta-sitosterol (BS) is a phytosterol, widely distributed throughout the plant kingdom and known to be involved in the stabilization of cell membranes. To compile the sources, physical and chemical properties, spectral and chromatographic analytical methods, synthesis, systemic effects, pharmacokinetics, therapeutic potentials, toxicity, drug delivery and finally, to suggest future research with BS, classical as well as on-line literature were studied. Classical literature includes classical books on ethnomedicine and phytochemistry, and the electronic search included Pubmed, SciFinder, Scopus, the Web of Science, Google Scholar, and others...
November 15, 2016: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929511/dermatotoxicology-of-sulfur-mustard-historical-perspectives-from-world-war-i
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REVIEW
Austin Jiang, Howard Maibach
Sulfur mustard has been used as a chemical warfare agent for the past century. After its introduction by the Germans in World War I, investigators quickly began studying its impact on the human body including its deleterious effects on skin. This review focuses on two groups in particular who conducted experiments from 1917 to 1918: the United States Army at the American University Experiment Station Laboratories and Torald Sollmann at Western Reserve University. Through this work, these researchers proved far ahead of their time by anticipating dermatologic phenomena not described in the literature until later in the twentieth century...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928736/selective-igm-deficiency-an-underestimated-primary-immunodeficiency
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Sudhir Gupta, Ankmalika Gupta
Although selective IgM deficiency (SIGMD) was described almost five decades ago, it was largely ignored as a primary immunodeficiency. SIGMD is defined as serum IgM levels below two SD of mean with normal serum IgG and IgA. It appears to be more common than originally realized. SIGMD is observed in both children and adults. Patients with SIGMD may be asymptomatic; however, approximately 80% of patients with SIGMD present with infections with bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa. There is an increased frequency of allergic and autoimmune diseases in SIGMD...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927531/discriminating-rna-variants-with-single-molecule-allele-specific-fish
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REVIEW
Martyna O Urbanek, Wlodzimierz J Krzyzosiak
DNA mutations of various types often affect the cellular localization and function of gene products. The role of mutant transcripts in the pathogenesis of human disease is increasingly recognized. Among the pathogenic RNA variants are transcripts with single nucleotide substitutions, small insertions or deletions, aberrantly or alternatively spliced transcripts and RNAs derived from fused genes. To discriminate among transcripts, particularly those of low abundance, showing small or large sequence differences, a highly sensitive and specific RNA imaging method is required...
July 2017: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926962/anti-nkg2d-mab-a-new-treatment-for-crohn-s-disease
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Kasper Vadstrup, Flemming Bendtsen
Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) are immunologically-mediated, debilitating conditions resulting from destructive inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. The pathogenesis of IBD is incompletely understood, but is considered to be the result of an abnormal immune response with a wide range of cell types and proteins involved. Natural Killer Group 2D (NKG2D) is an activating receptor constitutively expressed on human Natural Killer (NK), γδ T, mucosal-associated invariant T (MAIT), CD56⁺ T, and CD8⁺ T cells...
September 16, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926876/-advances-in-the-research-of-characteristics-and-treatment-of-burns-in-the-elderly
#8
R Liu, Z Y Li
With the development of society and the improvement of medical level, the average life span of human has been increasing year by year. The proportion of elderly burn patients is also increasing yearly, which has become a social problem that can not be ignored. Because of physiological characteristics, such as decreased function of heart, lung, and kidney, degenerative changes of neural system, reduced gastrointestinal function and immunological function, and mostly accompanied by primary diseases of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, elderly burn patients suffer from high shock rate and mortality, and their wounds are not easy to heal...
September 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926600/publication-trends-of-research-on-diabetes-mellitus-and-t-cells-1997-2016-a-20-year-bibliometric-study
#9
Ye Gao, Yiran Wang, Xiao Zhai, Yifei He, Rong Chen, Jingjing Zhou, Ming Li, Qijin Wang
INTRODUCTION: Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is a huge burden for human health. Recent studies show the close relationship between DM and T cells. We investigated the trend in DM and T cells research. METHODS: Using the Web of Science database, we searched the publications on DM and T cells in 1997-2016, and studied the source data using bibliometric methodology. Excel 2016, GraphPad Prism 5, and VOSviewer software were used to analyze the publication trend in DM and T cells research...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926559/novelties-in-evaluation-and-monitoring-of-human-immunodeficiency-virus-1-infection-is-standard-virological-suppression-enough-for-measuring-antiretroviral-treatment-success
#10
Valentina Svicher, Giulia Marchetti, Adrianna Ammassari, Francesca Ceccherini-Silberstein, Loredana Sarmati
The high potency and tolerability of the currently available antiretroviral drugs has modified HIV-1 infection from a life-threatening disease to a chronic illness. Nevertheless, some issues still remain open to optimize the management of HIV-1 infected patients in term of maintenance of virological suppression over time, identifying patients that could benefit from simplification therapy, and reducing co-mordibities driven by chronic inflammation. The availability of robust and affordable virological and immunological markers can help in solving these issues by providing information on the burden of HIV-1 reservoir in all the anatomical compartments in which the virus replicates as well as on persistent inflammation, immune activation and senescence despite successful virological suppression...
September 19, 2017: AIDS Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926539/the-immunology-of-the-allergy-epidemic-and-the-hygiene-hypothesis
#11
Bart N Lambrecht, Hamida Hammad
The immunology of the hygiene hypothesis of allergy is complex and involves the loss of cellular and humoral immunoregulatory pathways as a result of the adoption of a Western lifestyle and the disappearance of chronic infectious diseases. The influence of diet and reduced microbiome diversity now forms the foundation of scientific thinking on how the allergy epidemic occurred, although clear mechanistic insights into the process in humans are still lacking. Here we propose that barrier epithelial cells are heavily influenced by environmental factors and by microbiome-derived danger signals and metabolites, and thus act as important rheostats for immunoregulation, particularly during early postnatal development...
September 19, 2017: Nature Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926357/first-in-human-treatment-with-a-dendritic-cell-targeting-lentiviral-vector-expressing-ny-eso-1-lv305-induces-deep-durable-response-in-refractory-metastatic-synovial-sarcoma-patient
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Seth M Pollack, Hailing Lu, Sacha Gnjatic, Neeta Somaiah, Ryan B O'Malley, Robin L Jones, Frank J Hsu, Jan Ter Meulen
Effective induction of antitumor T cells is a pivotal goal of cancer immunotherapy. To this end, lentiviral vectors (LV) are uniquely poised to directly prime CD8 T-cell responses via transduction of dendritic cells in vivo and have shown promise as active cancer therapeutics in preclinical tumor models. However, until now, significant barriers related to production and regulation have prevented their widespread use in the clinic. We developed LV305, a dendritic cell-targeting, integration-deficient, replication incompetent LV from the ZVex platform, encoding the full-length cancer-testis antigen NY-ESO-1...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925886/the-microbiota-gut-brain-axis-in-neuropsychiatric-disorders-pathophysiological-mechanisms-and-novel-treatments
#13
Yong-Ku Kim, Cheolmin Shin
BACKGROUND: The human gut microbiome comprise a huge number of microorganisms with co-evolutionary associations with humans. It has been repeatedly revealed that bidirectional communication exists between the brain and the gut and involves neural, hormonal, and immunological pathways. Evidences from neuroscience researches over the past few years suggest that microbiota is essential for the development and maturation of brain systems that are associated to stress responses. METHOD: This review provides that the summarization of the communication among microbiota, gut and brain and the results of preclinical and clinical studies on gut microbiota used in treatments for neuropsychiatric disorders...
September 15, 2017: Current Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923860/in-silico-modeling-of-immunotherapy-and-stroma-targeting-therapies-in-human-colorectal-cancer
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Jakob Nikolas Kather, Jan Poleszczuk, Meggy Suarez-Carmona, Johannes Krisam, Pornpimol Charoentong, Nektarios A Valous, Cleo-Aron Weis, Luca Tavernar, Florian Leiss, Esther Herpel, Fee Klupp, Alexis Ulrich, Martin Schneider, Alexander Marx, Dirk Jaeger, Niels Halama
Despite the fact that the local immunological microenvironment shapes the prognosis of colorectal cancer, immunotherapy has shown no benefit for the vast majority of colorectal cancer patients. A better understanding of the complex immunological interplay within the microenvironment is required. In this study, we utilized wet lab migration experiments and quantitative histological data of human colorectal cancer tissue samples (n=20) including tumor cells, lymphocytes, stroma and necrosis to generate a multi-agent spatial model...
September 18, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923468/immune-regulation-by-histamine-and-histamine-secreting-bacteria
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REVIEW
Weronika Barcik, Marcin Wawrzyniak, Cezmi A Akdis, Liam O'Mahony
Histamine is a biogenic amine with extensive effects on many immune cell types. Histamine and its four receptors (H1R-H4R) represent a complex system of immunoregulation with distinct effects dependent on receptor subtypes and their differential expression. In addition to mammalian cells, bacteria can also secrete histamine and the influence of microbiota-derived histamine on host immunological processes is only beginning to be described. However, it is clear that histamine-secreting microbes are present within the human gut microbiota and their levels are increased in asthma patients...
September 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923102/workshop-on-challenges-insights-and-future-directions-for-mouse-and-humanized-models-in-cancer-immunology-and-immunotherapy-a-report-from-the-associated-programs-of-the-2016-annual-meeting-for-the-society-for-immunotherapy-of-cancer
#16
Andrew Zloza, A Karolina Palucka, Lisa M Coussens, Philip J Gotwals, Mark B Headley, Elizabeth M Jaffee, Amanda W Lund, Arlene H Sharpe, Mario Sznol, Derek A Wainwright, Kwok-Kin Wong, Marcus W Bosenberg
Understanding how murine models can elucidate the mechanisms underlying antitumor immune responses and advance immune-based drug development is essential to advancing the field of cancer immunotherapy. The Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) convened a workshop titled, "Challenges, Insights, and Future Directions for Mouse and Humanized Models in Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy" as part of the SITC 31st Annual Meeting and Associated Programs on November 10, 2016 in National Harbor, MD. The workshop focused on key issues in optimizing models for cancer immunotherapy research, with discussions on the strengths and weaknesses of current models, approaches to improve the predictive value of mouse models, and advances in cancer modeling that are anticipated in the near future...
September 19, 2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922415/rewiring-monocyte-glucose-metabolism-via-c-type-lectin-signaling-protects-against-disseminated-candidiasis
#17
Jorge Domínguez-Andrés, Rob J W Arts, Rob Ter Horst, Mark S Gresnigt, Sanne P Smeekens, Jacqueline M Ratter, Ekta Lachmandas, Lily Boutens, Frank L van de Veerdonk, Leo A B Joosten, Richard A Notebaart, Carlos Ardavín, Mihai G Netea
Monocytes are innate immune cells that play a pivotal role in antifungal immunity, but little is known regarding the cellular metabolic events that regulate their function during infection. Using complementary transcriptomic and immunological studies in human primary monocytes, we show that activation of monocytes by Candida albicans yeast and hyphae was accompanied by metabolic rewiring induced through C-type lectin-signaling pathways. We describe that the innate immune responses against Candida yeast are energy-demanding processes that lead to the mobilization of intracellular metabolite pools and require induction of glucose metabolism, oxidative phosphorylation and glutaminolysis, while responses to hyphae primarily rely on glycolysis...
September 18, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922396/biochemical-and-immunological-characterization-of-a-novel-monoclonal-antibody-against-mouse-leukotriene-b4-receptor-1
#18
Fumiyuki Sasaki, Tomoaki Koga, Kazuko Saeki, Toshiaki Okuno, Saiko Kazuno, Tsutomu Fujimura, Yasuyuki Ohkawa, Takehiko Yokomizo
Leukotriene B4 (LTB4) receptor 1 (BLT1) is a G protein-coupled receptor expressed in various leukocyte subsets; however, the precise expression of mouse BLT1 (mBLT1) has not been reported because a mBLT1 monoclonal antibody (mAb) has not been available. In this study, we present the successful establishment of a hybridoma cell line (clone 7A8) that produces a high-affinity mAb for mBLT1 by direct immunization of BLT1-deficient mice with mBLT1-overexpressing cells. The specificity of clone 7A8 was confirmed using mBLT1-overexpressing cells and mouse peripheral blood leukocytes that endogenously express BLT1...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919746/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-studies-of-a-novel-bacterial-cellulose-based-acellular-bilayer-nanocomposite-scaffold-for-the-repair-of-osteochondral-defects
#19
Jyoti V Kumbhar, Sachin H Jadhav, Dhananjay S Bodas, Amruta Barhanpurkar-Naik, Mohan R Wani, Kishore M Paknikar, Jyutika M Rajwade
Bacterial cellulose (BC) is a naturally occurring nanofibrous biomaterial which exhibits unique physical properties and is amenable to chemical modifications. To explore whether this versatile material can be used in the treatment of osteochondral defects (OCD), we developed and characterized novel BC-based nanocomposite scaffolds, for example, BC-hydroxyapatite (BC-HA) and BC-glycosaminoglycans (BC-GAG) that mimic bone and cartilage, respectively. In vitro biocompatibility of BC-HA and BC-GAG scaffolds was established using osteosarcoma cells, human articular chondrocytes, and human adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919557/synergistic-effects-of-dendritic-cell-targeting-and-laser-microporation-on-enhancing-epicutaneous-skin-vaccination-efficacy
#20
Yoan Machado, Sanne Duinkerken, Veronika Hoepflinger, Melissa Mayr, Evgeniia Korotchenko, Almedina Kurtaj, Isabel Pablos, Markus Steiner, Angelika Stoecklinger, Joyce Lübbers, Maximillian Schmid, Uwe Ritter, Sandra Scheiblhofer, Michael Ablinger, Verena Wally, Sarah Hochmann, Anna M Raninger, Dirk Strunk, Yvette van Kooyk, Josef Thalhamer, Richard Weiss
Due to its unique immunological properties, the skin is an attractive target tissue for allergen-specific immunotherapy. In our current work, we combined a dendritic cell targeting approach with epicutaneous immunization using an ablative fractional laser to generate defined micropores in the upper layers of the skin. By coupling the major birch pollen allergen Bet v 1 to mannan from S. cerevisiae via mild periodate oxidation we generated hypoallergenic Bet-mannan neoglycoconjugates, which efficiently targeted CD14+ dendritic cells and Langerhans cells in human skin explants...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
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