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Joyce R Chong, Yuek Ling Chai, Jasinda H Lee, David Howlett, Johannes Attems, Clive G Ballard, Dag Aarsland, Paul T Francis, Christopher P Chen, Mitchell K P Lai
BACKGROUND: Of the three transforming growth factor (TGF)-β isoforms known, TGFβ1 deficits have been widely reported in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and studied as a potential therapeutic target. In contrast, the status of TGFβ2, which has been shown to mediate amyloid-β (Aβ)-mediated neuronal death, are unclear both in AD and in Lewy body dementias (LBD) with differential neuritic plaque and neurofibrillary tangle burden. OBJECTIVE: To measure neocortical TGFβ2 levels and their correlations with neuropathological and clinical markers of disease severity in a well-characterized cohort of AD as well as two clinical subtypes of LBD, dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) and Parkinson's disease dementia (PDD), known to manifest relatively high and low Aβ plaque burden, respectively...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909456/serum-cytokine-levels-in-major-depressive-disorder-and-its-role-in-antidepressant-response
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Woojae Myung, Shinn-Won Lim, Hye In Woo, Jin Hong Park, Sanghong Shim, Soo-Youn Lee, Doh Kwan Kim
OBJECTIVE: Cytokines have been reported to have key roles in major depressive disorder (MDD). However, much less is known about cytokines in MDD and antidepressant treatment due to the diversity of cytokines and the heterogeneity of depression. We investigated the levels of cytokines in patients with MDD compared with healthy subjects and their associations with antidepressant response. METHODS: We investigated the changes of several cytokines (eotaxin, sCD40L, IL-8, MCP-1alpha, TNF-alpha, INF-gamma and MIP-1alpha) by Luminex assay in 66 patients with MDD and 22 healthy controls...
November 2016: Psychiatry Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896766/multiplex-immunoassay-profiling
#3
Laurie Stephen
Multiplex immunoassays allow for the rapid profiling of biomarker proteins in biological fluids, using less sample and labor than single immunoassays. This chapter details the methods to develop and manufacture multiplex assays for the Luminex(®) platform. Although assay development is not included here, the same methods can be used to covalently couple antibodies to the Luminex beads and to label antibodies for the screening of sandwich pairs, if needed. The assay optimization, detection of cross-reactivity, and minimizing antibody interactions and matrix interferences will be addressed...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894836/use-of-complement-binding-assays-to-assess-the-efficacy-of-antibody-mediated-rejection-therapy-and-prediction-of-graft-survival-in-kidney-transplantation
#4
Daniel S Ramon, Yihung Huang, Lili Zhao, TrisAnn Rendulic, Jeong M Park, Randall S Sung, Milagros Samaniego
BACKGROUND: The Luminex(®) single antigen bead assay (SAB) is the method of choice for monitoring the treatment for antibody-mediated rejection (AMR). A ⩾50% reduction of the dominant donor-specific antibody (IgG-DSA) mean fluorescence intensity (MFI) has been associated with improved kidney allograft survival, and C1q-fixing DSA activity is associated with poor outcomes in patients with AMR. We aimed to investigate if C1q-DSA can be used as a reliable predictor of response to therapy and allograft survival in patients with biopsy-proven AMR...
November 25, 2016: Human Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880024/insect-cold-hardiness-the-role-of-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-and-akt-signalling-in-freeze-avoiding-larvae-of-the-goldenrod-gall-moth-epiblema-scudderiana
#5
J Zhang, K B Storey
Larvae of the goldenrod gall moth, Epiblema scudderiana, use the freeze avoidance strategy of cold hardiness to survive the winter. Here we report that protein kinase-dependent signal transduction featuring mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signalling cascades (extracellular signal regulated kinase, c-jun N-terminal kinase and p38 MAPK pathways) and the Akt (also known as protein kinase B, or PKB) pathway could be integral parts of the development of cold hardiness by E. scudderiana. We used Luminex technology to assess the protein levels and phosphorylation status of key components and downstream targets of those pathways in larvae in response to low temperature acclimation...
November 23, 2016: Insect Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871914/neonatal-levels-of-adiponectin-interleukin-10-and-interleukin-12-are-associated-with-the-risk-of-developing-type-1-diabetes-in-childhood-and-adolescence-a-nationwide-danish-case-control-study
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Steffen U Thorsen, Christian B Pipper, Stefanie Eising, Kristin Skogstrand, David M Hougaard, Jannet Svensson, Flemming Pociot
BACKGROUND/AIM: An in-depth understanding of the early phase of type 1 diabetes (T1D) pathogenesis is important for targeting primary prevention. We examined if 14 preselected mediators of immune responses differed in neonates that later developed T1D compared to control neonates. METHODS: The study is a case-control study with a 1:2 matching. The individuals were born between 1981 through 2002. Cases were validated using the National Patient Register and the Danish Childhood Diabetes Register...
November 15, 2016: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871809/biomarkers-for-discrimination-between-latent-tuberculosis-infection-and-active-tuberculosis-disease
#7
Eun-Jeong Won, Jung-Ho Choi, Young-Nan Cho, Hye-Mi Jin, Hae Jin Kee, Yong-Wook Park, Yong-Soo Kwon, Seung-Jung Kee
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to determine whether combinations of multiplex cytokine responses could differentiate Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) infection states. METHODS: Mtb-specific antigen-induced and unstimulated cytokines were measured by Luminex assay in supernatants of QuantiFERON(®) Gold In-Tube assay (QFT) in 48 active pulmonary TB patients (TB), 15 latent TB infection subjects (LTBI), and 13 healthy controls (HCs). RESULTS: Among the 29 cytokines, eight Mtb antigen-specific biomarkers (GM-CSF, IFN-γ, IL-1RA, IL-2, IL-3, IL-13, IP-10, and MIP-1β) in the Mtb-infected group were significantly different from those of the HCs...
November 19, 2016: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871325/impact-of-placental-plasmodium-falciparum-malaria-infection-on-the-cameroonian-maternal-and-neonate-s-plasma-levels-of-some-cytokines-known-to-regulate-t-cells-differentiation-and-function
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Jean Claude Djontu, Stalone Siewe Siewe, Yolande Delphine Mpeke Edene, Benderli Christine Nana, Edwige Vanessa Chomga Foko, Jude Daiga Bigoga, Rose F G Leke, Rosette Megnekou
BACKGROUND: The impact of placental malaria (PM) infection on the expression profile of some cytokines known to regulate T cell differentiation and function and their influence on birth weight remain unclear. Moreover, there are no reports showing the relationship between PM and IL-27 or IL-28A. This study therefore sought to investigate whether placental P. falciparum infection alters the expression profile of the cytokines IL-28A, IL-27, IL-17E and IL-6 in mothers and their new born...
November 21, 2016: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870356/clinical-and-immunological-relevance-of-antibodies-in-solid-organ-transplantation
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REVIEW
N K Mehra, A K Baranwal
The two important issues affecting recipients of solid organ transplants and of importance to immunologists are (i) sensitization of the recipient to HLA antigens and the resultant humoral immune response leading to the development of anti-HLA antibodies; and ii) development of robust assays for early detection of humoral rejection post-transplant. Evidence from several studies clearly indicates that presence of circulating anti-HLA antibodies especially donor specific leads to early graft loss and high titres of DSA may even lead to hyperacute or accelerated acute rejection...
December 2016: International Journal of Immunogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866765/safety-tolerability-and-immunogenicity-of-a-single-dose-4-antigen-or-3-antigen-staphylococcus-aureus-vaccine-in-healthy-older-adults-results-of-a-randomised-trial
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C Buddy Creech, Robert W Frenck, Eric A Sheldon, David J Seiden, Martin K Kankam, Edward T Zito, Douglas Girgenti, Joseph M Severs, Frederick W Immermann, Lisa K McNeil, David Cooper, Kathrin U Jansen, William Gruber, Joseph Eiden, Annaliesa S Anderson, James Baber
BACKGROUND: The decline in immune function with age is a challenge to vaccine development. Following an initial study in adults aged 18-64years, this study evaluated the safety and immunogenicity of Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) 4-antigen (SA4Ag) and 3-antigen (SA3Ag) vaccine in older adults. SA3Ag included capsular polysaccharide serotypes 5 and 8 (CP5 and CP8) conjugated to the nontoxic mutant form of diphtheria toxin (CRM197) and a recombinant version of clumping factor A (ClfA)...
November 17, 2016: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866242/elevated-systemic-interleukin-7-in-patients-with-colorectal-cancer-and-individuals-at-high-risk-of-cancer-association-with-lymph-node-involvement-and-tumor-location-in-the-right-colon
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Malgorzata Krzystek-Korpacka, Marek Zawadzki, Katarzyna Neubauer, Iwona Bednarz-Misa, Sabina Górska, Jerzy Wiśniewski, Wojciech Witkiewicz, Andrzej Gamian
Interleukin (IL)-7 is a cytokine essential for protective immunity, and it is considered as a promising agent for cancer immunotherapy. Recent studies, however, appear to associate IL-7 with aggressiveness of solid tumors. The IL-7 has been less studied in colorectal cancer (CRC) and conditions associated with increased risk of CRC development. To explore IL-7 status in bowel diseases, it was measured immunofluorometrically in 431 individuals (110 with CRC) by using Luminex platform. A level of IL-7 in CRC patients was significantly higher than in controls, did not differ from those with adenomas, but was lower than in both active and inactive inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) cases...
November 19, 2016: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863395/high-cord-blood-ccl22-cxcl10-chemokine-ratios-precede-allergic-sensitization-in-early-childhood
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Kuo-Wei Yeh, Chih-Yung Chiu, Kuan-Wen Su, Ming-Han Tsai, Man-Chin Hua, Sui-Ling Liao, Shen-Hao Lai, Li-Chen Chen, Tsung-Chieh Yao, Jing-Long Huang
Atopic diseases are known to be characterized by a T helper (Th) 2-skewed immunity; however, there are few studies addressing the Th1/Th2 immunity at birth related to the development of atopic diseases in early childhood. We investigated 186 children followed up regularly at the clinic for 4 years in a birth cohort study. The Th1-associated CXC chemokine ligand (CXCL)-10, CXCL11, and the Th2-associated CC chemokine ligand (CCL)-17 and CCL22 were quantified in cord blood by multiplex Luminex kits. Specific immunoglobulin E antibodies against food and inhalant allergens were measured at 6 months as well as 1, 1...
November 15, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863183/evidence-for-immune-relevance-of-prevotella-copri-a-gut-microbe-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Annalisa Pianta, Sheila Arvikar, Klemen Strle, Elise E Drouin, Qi Wang, Catherine E Costello, Allen C Steere
OBJECTIVE: Prevotella copri, an intestinal microbe, may over-expand in stool samples of patients with new-onset rheumatoid arthritis (NORA), but it is not yet clear whether the organism has immune relevance in RA pathogenesis. METHODS: HLA-DR-presented peptides (T cell epitopes) from P. copri were sought directly from patients' synovial tissue or peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) using tandem mass spectrometry, followed by testing the antigenicity of peptides or their source proteins using samples from RA patients or comparison groups...
November 18, 2016: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863057/platelet-rich-plasma-based-bioactive-membrane-as-a-new-advanced-wound-care-tool
#14
Raffaele Spanò, Anita Muraglia, Maria R Todeschi, Marta Nardini, Paolo Strada, Ranieri Cancedda, Maddalena Mastrogiacomo
Chronic skin ulcers, consequence of diabetes and other pathological conditions, heavily compromise the patients' life quality and represent a high and constantly growing cost for National Health Services. Autologous Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), has been proposed to treat these lesions. The absence of guidelines for the PRP production and the need of a fresh preparation for each treatment lead us to develop a protocol for the production of an allogenic PRP based bioactive membrane (BAM), standardized for platelet concentration and growth factor release...
November 13, 2016: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862137/t-cell-responses-and-regulation-and-the-impact-of-in-vitro-il-10-and-tgf-%C3%AE-modulation-during-treatment-of-active-tuberculosis
#15
Siri L Feruglio, Dag Kvale, Anne Ma Dyrhol-Riise
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) is particularly challenging for the immune system being an intracellular pathogen, and a variety of T cell subpopulations are activated by the host defense mechanism. In the present study we investigated T cell responses and regulation in active TB patients with drug-sensitive Mtb (n=18) during 24 weeks of efficient anti-TB therapy. T cell activation, differentiation, regulatory T cell (Treg) subsets, Mtb induced T cell proliferation and in vitro IL-10 and TGF-β modulation were analysed by flow cytometry at baseline and after 8 and 24 weeks of therapy, while soluble cytokines in culture supernatants were analysed by a 9-plex Luminex assay...
November 18, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849634/inflammation-and-apoptosis-dual-mediator-role-for-toll-like-receptor-4-in-the-development-of-necrotizing-enterocolitis
#16
Yin Zhou, Yibo Li, Bin Zhou, Keling Chen, Zhaoying Lyv, Dongmei Huang, Bin Liu, Zhicheng Xu, Bo Xiang, Shuguang Jin, Xiaofeng Sun, Yuan Li
BACKGROUND: Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is the leading cause of neonatal gastrointestinal mortality; effective interventions are lacking with limited understanding of the pathogenesis of NEC. The importance of Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) signaling in NEC is well documented; however, the potential mechanisms that regulate enterocyte inflammation and apoptosis remain unclear. The aim of this study was to characterize the role of TLR4-mediated inflammation and apoptosis in the development of NEC and to determine the major apoptotic pathways and regulators in the process...
November 14, 2016: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836676/cross-sectional-and-longitudinal-associations-between-serum-inflammatory-cytokines-and-knee-bone-marrow-lesions-in-patients-with-knee-osteoarthritis
#17
Z Zhu, P Otahal, B Wang, X Jin, L L Laslett, A Wluka, B Antony, W Han, X Wang, T Winzenberg, F Cicuttini, G Jones, C Ding
OBJECTIVE: To describe cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between serum levels of interleukin (IL) - 6, IL-17A, IL-17F, IL-23 and knee bone marrow lesions (BMLs) in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA). DESIGN: Patients (n = 192) with symptomatic knee OA (mean 63 years, range 50-79, female 53%) were assessed at baseline and after 24 months. At each time point, serum IL-6, IL-17A, IL-17F and IL-23 were measured using Bio-Plex(®) Multiplex Immunoassays with Luminex xMAP technology...
November 9, 2016: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835944/optimization-and-evaluation-of-luminex-performance-with-supernatants-of-antigen-stimulated-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells
#18
Mathieu Surenaud, Céline Manier, Laura Richert, Rodolphe Thiébaut, Yves Levy, Sophie Hue, Christine Lacabaratz
BACKGROUND: The Luminex bead-based multiplex assay is useful for quantifying immune mediators such as cytokines and chemokines. Cross-comparisons of reagents for this technique from different suppliers have already been performed using serum or plasma but rarely with supernatants collected from antigen-stimulated peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC). Here, we first describe an optimization protocol for cell culture including quantity of cells and culture duration to obtain reproducible cytokine and chemokine quantifications...
November 11, 2016: BMC Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835619/hla-g-hiv-1-specific-cd8-t-cells-are-associated-with-hiv-1-immune-control
#19
Selena Viganò, Jordi J Negrón, Samantha Tse, Fatema Z Chowdhury, Mathias Lichterfeld, Xu G Yu
OBJECTIVE(S): To assess the frequency and function of HIV-1-specific HLA-G CD8 T cells in HIV-1 controllers and progressors. DESIGN: We performed an observational cross-sectional cohort analysis in untreated (n = 47) and treated (n = 17) HIV-1 patients with different rates of disease progression and n = 14 healthy individuals. METHODS: We evaluated the frequency, the proportion and the function of total and virus-specific HLA-G CD8 T cells by tetramer or intracellular cytokine staining, followed by flow cytometric analysis...
November 9, 2016: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830756/cytokine-cascade-and-networks-among-msm-hiv-seroconverters-implications-for-early-immunotherapy
#20
Xiaojie Huang, Xinchao Liu, Kathrine Meyers, Lihong Liu, Bin Su, Pengfei Wang, Zhen Li, Lan Li, Tong Zhang, Ning Li, Hui Chen, Haiying Li, Hao Wu
The timing, intensity and duration of the cytokine cascade and reorganized interrelations in cytokine networks are not fully understood during acute HIV-1 infection (AHI). Using sequential plasma samples collected over three years post-infection in a cohort of MSM HIV-1 seroconvertors, we determined the early kinetics of cytokine levels during FiebigI-IV stages using Luminex-based multiplex assays. Cytokines were quantified and relationships between cytokines were assessed by Spearman correlation. Compared with HIV-negative MSM, HIV-infected individuals had significantly increased multiple plasma cytokines, including GM-CSF, IFN-α2, IL-12p70, IP-10 and VEGF, during both acute and chronic stages of infection...
November 10, 2016: Scientific Reports
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