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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511943/relationship-between-soluble-cd25-and-gene-expression-in-healthy-individuals-and-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis
#1
Sophie Buhelt, Rikke Lenhard Ratzer, Jeppe Romme Christensen, Lars Börnsen, Finn Sellebjerg, Helle Bach Søndergaard
Genome wide association studies and fine mapping has established a firm link between the IL2RA gene, encoding the interleukin-2 receptor α-chain CD25, and susceptibility to multiple sclerosis (MS). We hypothesized that gene expression in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from healthy controls (HCs) and MS patients are associated with IL2RA SNP rs2104286 and that gene expression levels correlate with soluble CD25 (sCD25) concentrations - that are affected by rs2104286. We used the Affymetrix Human Gene ST 1...
May 13, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490211/aav-vectors-and-stem-cells-friends-or-foes
#2
Nolan Brown, Liujiang Song, Nageswara Rao Kollu, Matt Hirsch
The infusion of healthy stem cells into a patient, termed stem cell therapy, has shown great promise for the treatment of genetic and non-genetic diseases including mucopolysaccharidosis type 1, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, numerous immunodeficiency disorders, and aplastic anemia. Stem cells for cell therapy can be collected from the patient (autologous) or collected from another "healthy" individual (allogeneic). The use of allogenic stem cells is accompanied with the potentially fatal risk that the transplanted donor T cells will reject the patient's cells, a process termed graft-versus-host disease...
May 10, 2017: Human Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480981/multiple-sclerosis-presence-of-serum-antibodies-to-lipids-and-predominance-of-cholesterol-recognition
#3
Anna Jurewicz, Malgorzata Domowicz, Grazyna Galazka, Cedric S Raine, Krzysztof Selmaj
A lot of available data on lipid immunology in multiple sclerosis (MS) have been derived from studies using synthetic lipids, therefore the role of lipids in the immunopathogenesis of MS remains poorly defined. The present study on the lipid response in MS was performed on native lipids from autopsied brain tissue. For this, lipid fractions (n = 9) were prepared from MS (n = 3) and control (n = 2) white matter according to the Folch procedure and were characterized depending on their solubility in chloroform/methanol...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479234/controlled-delivery-of-single-or-multiple-antigens-in-tolerogenic-nanoparticles-using-peptide-polymer-bioconjugates
#4
Ryan M Pearson, Liam M Casey, Kevin R Hughes, Leon Z Wang, Madeleine G North, Daniel R Getts, Stephen D Miller, Lonnie D Shea
Polymeric nanoparticles (NPs) have demonstrated their potential to induce antigen (Ag)-specific immunological tolerance in multiple immune models and are at various stages of commercial development. Association of Ag with NPs is typically achieved through surface coupling or encapsulation methods. However, these methods have limitations that include high polydispersity, uncontrollable Ag loading and release, and possible immunogenicity. Here, using antigenic peptides conjugated to poly(lactide-co-glycolide), we developed Ag-polymer conjugate NPs (acNPs) with modular loading of single or multiple Ags, negligible burst release, and minimally exposed surface Ag...
May 4, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463791/%C3%AE-caryophyllene-ameliorates-the-development-of-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis-in-c57bl-6-mice
#5
Lívia B A Fontes, Débora Dos S Dias, Beatriz J V Aarestrup, Fernando M Aarestrup, Ademar A Da Silva Filho, José Otávio do Amaral Corrêa
Multiple sclerosis is the most common autoimmune inflammatory and demyelinating disease of the central nervous system. The experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) is an appropriate and a well-establish model for studying the pathogenesis of MS. β-caryophyllene (BCP), a natural sesquiterpene found in many plant species, is a potent anti-inflammatory compound. Herein we investigated the in vitro and in vivo immunomodulatory effects of BCP on C57BL/6 mice induced with EAE. BCP was in vitro evaluated (4, 20, and 40μM) on splenocytes obtained from EAE-induced C57BL/6 mice, and in vivo (25 or 50mg/kg/day) orally administered on EAE-mice...
April 29, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462950/t-cell-activation-rhogtpase-activating-protein-plays-an-important-role-in-th17-cell-differentiation
#6
Norimasa Tamehiro, Kyoko Nishida, Reiko Yanobu-Takanashi, Motohito Goto, Tadashi Okamura, Harumi Suzuki
T-cell activation RhoGTPase-activating protein (TAGAP) is a GTPase-activating protein specific for RhoA that is exclusively expressed in activated T cells. Genome-wide association studies and metagenome SNPs analyses have indicated that TAGAP is associated with the pathogenesis of multiple autoimmune diseases, including psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease, celiac disease and multiple sclerosis. However, the precise function of TAGAP remains unclear. Because TH17 cells contribute to TAGAP-associated autoimmune diseases, we hypothesized that TAGAP plays key roles in the differentiation and/or function of TH17 cells...
May 2, 2017: Immunology and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462225/the-chicken-or-the-egg-dilemma-intestinal-dysbiosis-in-multiple-sclerosis
#7
EDITORIAL
Javier Ochoa-Repáraz, Krisztian Magori, Lloyd H Kasper
Recent findings suggest that the intestinal microbiota of patients suffering from relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (MS) shows changes on the relative abundances of archaeal and bacterial genera. Although the richness and overall structure of the microbiota may be similar compared to the intestinal microbiota of healthy controls, elevated and reduced frequencies suggest a dysbiotic microbiota in MS. Over the past decade experimental evidence obtained in murine models of the disease highlighted the important relevance of the microbiota in the regulation of the immune system and in the severity of the disease...
March 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458392/il-17-triggered-downregulation-of-mir-497-results-in-high-hif-1%C3%AE-expression-and-consequent-il-1%C3%AE-and-il-6-production-by-astrocytes-in-eae-mice
#8
Kai Shan, Rongrong Pang, Chenhui Zhao, Xiaomei Liu, Wenxing Gao, Jing Zhang, Dan Zhao, Yingwei Wang, Wen Qiu
Interleukin 17 (IL-17) is increasingly recognized as a key factor that contributes to the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis (MS) and its experimental mouse autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) model. However, the roles and regulatory mechanisms of IL-17-induced pro-inflammatory cytokine production in EAE mice remain largely unclear. In this study, the expression of IL-17, hypoxia inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α), IL-1β, IL-6 and microRNA-497 (miR-497), as well as their intrinsic associations, was investigated using EAE model mice and cultured astrocytes exposed to IL-17 in vitro...
May 1, 2017: Cellular & Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448874/regulation-and-roles-of-cd26-dppiv-in-hematopoiesis-and-diseases
#9
REVIEW
Zeynab Aliyari Serej, Abbas Ebrahimi Kalan, Ahmad Mehdipour, Hojjatollah Nozad Charoudeh
Dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPPIV),(1) on the surface of certain cells, where it is also referred to as CD26, is involved in a vast majority of biological and pathological processes. CD26/DPPIV function contributes to cancer and tumor metastasis as well as inhibition of its expression which alters the expression of immune response-related genes. CD26/DPPIV is a widely distributed multifunctional integral membrane and secreted protein that is defined as early predictive biomarker in HIV, cancer and autoimmunity diseases like diabetes and multiple sclerosis...
April 24, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425447/development-and-pre-clinical-evaluation-of-recombinant-human-myelin-basic-protein-nano-therapeutic-vaccine-in-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis-mice-animal-model
#10
Medhat A Al-Ghobashy, Aliaa N ElMeshad, Rania M Abdelsalam, Mohammed M Nooh, Muhammad Al-Shorbagy, Götz Laible
Recombinant human myelin basic protein (rhMBP) was previously produced in the milk of transgenic cows. Differences in molecular recognition of either hMBP or rhMBP by surface-immobilized anti-hMBP antibodies were demonstrated. This indicated differences in immunological response between rhMBP and hMBP. Here, the activity of free and controlled release rhMBP poly(ε-caprolactone) nanoparticles (NPs), as a therapeutic vaccine against multiple sclerosis (MS) was demonstrated in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) animal model...
April 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424654/emerging-approaches-for-validating-and-managing-multiple-sclerosis-relapse
#11
REVIEW
Elizabeth A Mills, Ali Mirza, Yang Mao-Draayer
The autoimmune disease multiple sclerosis (MS) is characterized by relapses in the majority of patients. A definitive clinical diagnosis of relapse in MS can be complicated by the presence of an infection or comorbid disorder. In this mini-review, we describe efforts to develop enhanced imaging techniques and biomarker detection as future tools for relapse validation. There is emerging evidence of roles for meningeal inflammation, sex hormones, comorbid metabolic or mood disorders, and a dysregulated immune profile in the manifestation and severity of relapse...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411943/immunomodulatory-properties-of-human-placental-mesenchymal-stem-stromal-cells
#12
M H Abumaree, F M Abomaray, M A Alshabibi, A S AlAskar, B Kalionis
Mesenchymal stem/stromal cells (MSCs) are isolated from various fetal and adult tissues such as bone marrow, adipose tissue, cord blood and placenta. Placental MSCs (pMSCs), the main focus of this review, are relatively new MSC types that are not as intensively studied compared with bone marrow-derived MSCs (BMMSCs). MSCs modulate the immune functions of important immune cells involved in alloantigen recognition and elimination, including antigen presenting cells (APCs), T cells, B cells and natural killer (NK) cells...
April 7, 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378895/monitoring-cd49d-receptor-occupancy-a-method-to-optimize-and-personalize-natalizumab-therapy-in-multiple-sclerosis-patients
#13
Joan Puñet-Ortiz, José Vicente Hervás-García, Aina Teniente-Serra, Antonio Cano-Orgaz, Maria José Mansilla, Bibiana Quirant-Sánchez, Juan Navarro-Barriuso, Marco A Fernández-Sanmartín, Silvia Presas-Rodríguez, Cristina Ramo-Tello, Eva María Martínez-Cáceres
BACKGROUND: In natalizumab-treated relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS) patients, various extended interval dosing strategies are under evaluation to minimize severe treatment-associated side effects, mainly progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy development. Up to now, it has not been presented any approach, even in form of assay design, to determine the optimal percentage of CD49d receptor occupancy (RO) associated with a favorable clinical, radiological, and immunological response. METHODS: A multiparametric quantitative flow cytometry method was settled to measure CD49d RO on peripheral blood lymphocytes...
April 5, 2017: Cytometry. Part B, Clinical Cytometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299772/immunology-proves-a-great-success-for-treating-systemic-autoimmune-diseases-a-perspective-on-immunopharmacology-iuphar-review-23
#14
REVIEW
Masaru Ishii
Recent advances in the bioengineering of monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) have revolutionized the treatment of several immunological and rheumatic diseases. mAbs exhibit high specificity and affinity, and are very effective targeting agents, associated with minimal off-target adverse effects. Of several relevant immunological diseases, rheumatoid arthritis was the condition initially treated with mAbs, with great success. Currently, many immunological disorders are targeted and successfully treated using such novel approaches; these include inflammatory bowel diseases, multiple sclerosis, lupus and psoriasis...
March 15, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298841/etiological-profile-of-noncompressive-myelopathies-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-of-northeast-india
#15
Ashok Kumar Kayal, Munindra Goswami, Marami Das, Lakhshya Jyoti Basumatary, Suvorit Subhas Bhowmick, Baiakmenlang Synmon
BACKGROUND: The discovery of antibodies against aquaporin-4 and evolving concepts of noncompressive myelopathies in the 21(st) century have made a major impact on the etiological profile of these diseases, with few cases turning out to be idiopathic. OBJECTIVE: To find causes of noncompressive myelopathy in a tertiary care hospital of Northeast India. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An observational study was carried out in the Neurology Department of Gauhati Medical College, Guwahati, from September 2013 to February 2016...
January 2017: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296819/type-1-interferon-in-the-human-intestine-a-co-ordinator-of-the-immune-response-to-the-microbiota
#16
Edward M Giles, Andrew J Stagg
The human gut is in constant complex interaction with the external environment. Although much is understood about the composition and function of the microbiota, much remains to be learnt about the mechanisms by which these organisms interact with the immune system in health and disease. Type 1 interferon (T1IFN), a ubiquitous and pleiotropic family of cytokines, is a critical mediator of the response to viral, bacterial, and other antigens sampled in the intestine. Although inflammation is enhanced in mouse model of colitis when T1IFN signaling is lost, the action of T1IFN is context specific and can be pro- or anti-inflammatory...
April 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277827/progress-and-prospects-for-the-use-and-the-understanding-of-the-mode-of-action-of-autologous-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-in-the-treatment-of-multiple-sclerosis
#17
Fredrika Collins, Majid Kazmi, Paolo A Muraro
A substantial proportion of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) do not respond to pharmacological treatments and no currently approved therapy has been convincingly demonstrated to prevent or stop disease progression. With MS widely believed to be an auto-immune disease, immunoablative therapy followed by autologous haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (I/AHSCT) is being investigated as an alternative therapeutic option. Areas covered: With the results of phase III comparative trials only a few years away, this article reviews animal and clinical trials of I/AHSCT in the treatment of MS and discusses possible immunological mechanisms behind its action...
June 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263097/transcriptional-and-epigenetic-regulation-of-follicular-t-helper-cells-and-their-role-in-autoimmunity
#18
Hong Qiu, Haijing Wu, Vera Chan, Chak-Sing Lau, Qianjin Lu
T-follicular helper (Tfh) cells are a specialized subset of T cells that provide help to B cells and promote the formation of germinal centers (GCs). Tfh cells transmit important signals to B cells that drive class switch recombination, somatic hyper-mutation, the generation of high-affinity antibodies, immunological memory and their differentiation into plasma cells or memory B cells in the GCs. Tfh-cell differentiation is regulated by the coordinated functions of distinct cytokines, including interleukin (IL)-6, IL-21, IL-12, IL-23, IL-2, IL-7 and transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β), as well as transcription factors, including B-cell lymphoma 6 protein (Bcl-6), Signal transducers and activators of transcription (STAT)1, STAT3, STAT4, B-cell activating transcription factor (Batf), interferon regulatory factor 4 (IRF4), v-maf avian musculoaponeurotic fibrosarcoma oncogene homolog (C-Maf), T-cell-specific transcription factor 1 (TCF-1) and Achaete-scute homolog 2 (Acl2), which have been shown to form a complex transcriptional network...
March 2017: Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240190/demonstration-of-biological-and-immunological-equivalence-of-a-generic-glatiramer-acetate
#19
Josephine D D Alessandro, Kevin Garofalo, Ganlin Zhao, Christopher Honan, Jay Duffner, Ishan Capila, Ian Fier, Ganesh Kaundinya, Daniel Kantor, Tanmoy Ganguly
In April 2015, the US Food and Drug Administration approved the first generic glatiramer acetate, Glatopa® (M356), as fully substitutable for Copaxone® 20 mg/mL for relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS). This approval was accomplished through an Abbreviated New Drug Application that demonstrated equivalence to Copaxone. In vitro and in vivo experiments from multiple redundant orthogonal assays within four biological processes (aggregate biology, antigen-presenting cell biology, T-cell biology, and B-cell biology) modulated by glatiramer acetate in MS established the biological and immunological equivalence of Glatopa and Copaxone and are described...
February 23, 2017: CNS & Neurological Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236843/multiple-sclerosis-and-air-pollution-exposure-mechanisms-toward-brain-autoimmunity
#20
Sayed Esmaeil Mousavi, Pouria Heydarpour, Jacques Reis, Masoud Amiri, Mohammad Ali Sahraian
The association between neurodegenerative diseases and environmental exposures, in particular air pollution, has been noticed in the last two decades, but the importance of this environmental factor in multiple sclerosis (MS) pathogenesis has not been considered extensively. However, recent evidence suggests that major mechanisms involved in MS pathogenesis, such as inflammatory factors expression, free radicals overproduction, the blood brain barrier (BBB) breakdown, neuroinflammation, vitamin D deficiency and mitochondrial dysfunction could also occur due to exposure to air pollutants...
March 2017: Medical Hypotheses
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