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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542528/adaptation-of-candida-albicans-to-environmental-ph-induces-cell-wall-remodelling-and-enhances-innate-immune-recognition
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Sarah L Sherrington, Eleanor Sorsby, Nabeel Mahtey, Pizga Kumwenda, Megan D Lenardon, Ian Brown, Elizabeth R Ballou, Donna M MacCallum, Rebecca A Hall
Candida albicans is able to proliferate in environments that vary dramatically in ambient pH, a trait required for colonising niches such as the stomach, vaginal mucosal and the GI tract. Here we show that growth in acidic environments involves cell wall remodelling which results in enhanced chitin and β-glucan exposure at the cell wall periphery. Unmasking of the underlying immuno-stimulatory β-glucan in acidic environments enhanced innate immune recognition of C. albicans by macrophages and neutrophils, and induced a stronger proinflammatory cytokine response, driven through the C-type lectin-like receptor, Dectin-1...
May 22, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534482/an-engineered-high-affinity-fbs1-carbohydrate-binding-protein-for-selective-capture-of-n-glycans-and-n-glycopeptides
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Minyong Chen, Xiaofeng Shi, Rebecca M Duke, Cristian I Ruse, Nan Dai, Christopher H Taron, James C Samuelson
A method for selective and comprehensive enrichment of N-linked glycopeptides was developed to facilitate detection of micro-heterogeneity of N-glycosylation. The method takes advantage of the inherent properties of Fbs1, which functions within the ubiquitin-mediated degradation system to recognize the common core pentasaccharide motif (Man3GlcNAc2) of N-linked glycoproteins. We show that Fbs1 is able to bind diverse types of N-linked glycomolecules; however, wild-type Fbs1 preferentially binds high-mannose-containing glycans...
May 23, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530644/intestinal-fungi-contribute-to-development-of-alcoholic-liver-disease
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An-Ming Yang, Tatsuo Inamine, Katrin Hochrath, Peng Chen, Lirui Wang, Cristina Llorente, Sena Bluemel, Phillipp Hartmann, Jun Xu, Yukinori Koyama, Tatiana Kisseleva, Manolito G Torralba, Kelvin Moncera, Karen Beeri, Chien-Sheng Chen, Kim Freese, Claus Hellerbrand, Serene Ml Lee, Hal M Hoffman, Wajahat Z Mehal, Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao, Ece A Mutlu, Ali Keshavarzian, Gordon D Brown, Samuel B Ho, Ramon Bataller, Peter Stärkel, Derrick E Fouts, Bernd Schnabl
Chronic liver disease with cirrhosis is the 12th leading cause of death in the United States, and alcoholic liver disease accounts for approximately half of all cirrhosis deaths. Chronic alcohol consumption is associated with intestinal bacterial dysbiosis, yet we understand little about the contribution of intestinal fungi, or mycobiota, to alcoholic liver disease. Here we have demonstrated that chronic alcohol administration increases mycobiota populations and translocation of fungal β-glucan into systemic circulation in mice...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529973/high-affinity-mannotetraose-as-an-alternative-to-dextran-in-cona-based-fluorescent-affinity-glucose-assay-due-to-improved-fret-efficiency
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Andrea K Locke, Brian M Cummins, Gerard L Coté
Diabetes mellitus affects millions of people worldwide and requires that individuals tightly self-regulate their blood glucose levels to minimize the associated secondary complications. Continuous monitoring devices potentially offer patients a long-term means to tightly monitor their glucose levels. In recent years, fluorescent affinity sensors based on lectins (e.g., Concanavalin A (ConA)) have been implemented in such devices. Traditionally, these sensors pair the lectin with a multivalent ligand, like dextran, in order to develop a competitive binding assay that changes its fluorescent properties in response to the surrounding glucose concentrations...
May 27, 2016: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526573/transcriptomic-variation-of-locally-infected-skin-of-epinephelus-coioides-reveals-the-mucosal-immune-mechanism-against-cryptocaryon-irritans
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Yazhou Hu, Anxing Li, Yang Xu, Biao Jiang, Geling Lu, Xiaochun Luo
Fish skin is the largest immunologically active mucosal organ, providing first-line defense against external pathogens. However, the skin-associated immune mechanisms of fish are still unclear. Cryptocaryon irritans is an obligate ectoparasitic ciliated protozoan that infects almost all marine fish, and is believed to be an excellent pathogen model to study fish mucosal immunity. In this study, a de novo transcriptome assembly of Epinephelus coioides skin post C. irritans tail-infection was performed for the first time using the Illumina HiSeq™ 2500 system...
May 16, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520808/proteomic-analysis-of-biomphalaria-glabrata-plasma-proteins-with-binding-affinity-to-those-expressed-by-early-developing-larval-schistosoma-mansoni
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Xiao-Jun Wu, Nathalie Dinguirard, Grzegorz Sabat, Hong-di Lui, Laura Gonzalez, Michael Gehring, Utibe Bickham-Wright, Timothy P Yoshino
Interactions between early developing Schistosoma mansoni larval stages and the hemolymph of its snail intermediate host represent the first molecular encounter with the snail's immune system. To gain a more comprehensive understanding of this early parasite-host interaction, biotinylated sporocyst tegumental membrane (Mem) proteins and larval transformation proteins (LTP) were affixed to streptavidin-agarose beads and used as affinity matrices to enrich for larval-reactive plasma proteins from susceptible (NMRI) and resistant (BS-90) strains of the snail Biomphalaria glabrata...
May 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514713/pattern-recognition-receptors-and-coordinated-cellular-pathways-involved-in-tuberculosis-immunopathogenesis-emerging-concepts-and-perspectives
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Abhishek Mishra, Shamim Akhtar, Chinnaswamy Jagannath, Arshad Khan
Pattern Recognition Receptors (PRRs) play a central role in the recognition of numerous pathogens, including Mycobacterium tuberculosis, resulting in activation of innate and adaptive immune responses. Besides Toll Like Receptors, C-type Lectin Receptors and Nod Like Receptors are now being recognized for their involvement in inducing immune response against M. tuberculosis infection. Although, a functional redundancy of the PRRs has also been reported in many studies, emerging evidences support the notion that a cooperative and coordinated response generated by these receptors is critical to sustain the full immune control of M...
May 14, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511091/molecular-cloning-and-characterization-of-dngr-1-in-rhesus-macaques
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Wen-Rong Yao, Lei Yu, Dong Li, Gui-Bo Yang
DC, NK lectin group receptor-1 (DNGR-1), also known as C-type lectin domain family 9 member A (CLEC9A), is a promising target for immunological therapeutics and vaccination against tumors and viruses. However, little is known about its property in rhesus macaques. In this study, we cloned rhesus macaque DNGR-1 cDNA, and found that its coding region could encode a 241-amino acid polypeptide with 91.7% sequence identity and similar antigenicity to that of humans. Both free and cell surface rhesus macaque DNGR-1 expressed in vitro could bind to apoptotic/dead cells induced by serum deprivation or freeze-thaw, and to pyroptotic cells stimulated with PMA and LPS...
May 13, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510654/asn-linked-oligosaccharide-chain-of-a-crenarchaeon-pyrobaculum-calidifontis-is-reminiscent-of-the-eukaryotic-high-mannose-type-glycan
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Daisuke Fujinami, Yuya Taguchi, Daisuke Kohda
Pyrobaculum calidifontis is a hyperthermophilic archaeon that belongs to the phylum Crenarchaeota. In contrast to the phylum Euryarchaeota, only the N-glycan structure of the genus Sulfolobus is known in Crenarchaeota. Here, we enriched glycoproteins from cultured P. calidifontis cells, by ConA lectin chromatography. The MASCOT search identified proteins with at least one potential N-glycosylation site. The MS/MS analysis of twelve small tryptic glycopeptides confirmed the canonical N-glycosylation consensus in P...
May 16, 2017: Glycobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504613/chlpmab-23-cancer-specific-human-mouse-chimeric-anti-podoplanin-antibody-exhibits-antitumor-activity-via-antibody-dependent-cellular-cytotoxicity
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Mika K Kaneko, Takuro Nakamura, Akiko Kunita, Masashi Fukayama, Shinji Abe, Yasuhiko Nishioka, Shinji Yamada, Miyuki Yanaka, Noriko Saidoh, Kanae Yoshida, Yuki Fujii, Satoshi Ogasawara, Yukinari Kato
Podoplanin is expressed in many cancers, including oral cancers and brain tumors. The interaction between podoplanin and its receptor C-type lectin-like receptor 2 (CLEC-2) has been reported to be involved in cancer metastasis and tumor malignancy. We previously established many monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) against human podoplanin using the cancer-specific mAb (CasMab) technology. LpMab-23 (IgG1, kappa), one of the mouse anti-podoplanin mAbs, was shown to be a CasMab. However, we have not shown the usefulness of LpMab-23 for antibody therapy against podoplanin-expressing cancers...
May 15, 2017: Monoclonal Antibodies in Immunodiagnosis and Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499858/enhanced-behavioral-immune-defenses-in-a-c-%C3%A2-elegans-c-type-lectin-like-domain-gene-mutant
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Barbara Pees, Anke Kloock, Rania Nakad, Camilo Barbosa, Katja Dierking
C-type lectin-like domain (CTLD) proteins occupy crucial functions in the immune system of vertebrates, but their role in invertebrate immunity is much less understood. The nematode Caenorhabditis elegans possesses a highly diverse CTLD protein encoding (clec) gene repertoire. A role of C. elegans clec genes in pathogen defense is always assumed, yet experimental evidence for clec immune function is rare. To systematically test the potential function of clec genes in the C. elegans defense against pathogens, we screened 39 clec mutants for survival on the Gram-positive pathogen Bacillus thuringiensis (BT18247) and 37 clec mutants on the Gram-negative pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA14)...
May 10, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494724/c-type-lectin-receptor-old-friend-and-new-player
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Hai Hou, Yahui Guo, Qing Chang, Tianming Luo, Xin Wu, Xueqiang Zhao
During the last two decades, C-type lectin receptors (CLRs) have been demonstrated to play key roles in initiating the host immune response upon fungal infection. It is well established that CLRs, such as Dectin-1, Dectin-2, Dectin-3 and Mincle, recognize the cell wall component from the infected microorganisms by using their carbohydrate recognition domain (CRD). Upon stimulation, CLRs induce multiple signal transduction cascades through their own immune-receptor tyrosine-based activation motifs (ITAMs) or interacting with ITAM-containing adaptor proteins such as FcRγ, which then lead to the activation of nuclear factor kappa B (NF-kB) through Syk- and CARD9-dependent pathway...
May 9, 2017: Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489325/reducing-macro-and-microheterogeneity-of-n-glycans-enabled-solving-the-crystal-structure-of-the-lectin-and-egf-like-domains-of-human-l-selectin-at-1-9-%C3%A3-resolution
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Stefanie Wedepohl, Jens Dernedde, Ardeschir Vahedi-Faridi, Rudolf Tauber, Wolfram Saenger, Haydar Bulut
L-selectin is a cell adhesion receptor located on the surface of most leukocytes and contains a total of 7 N-glycosylation sites. To obtain the crystal structure of human L-selectin, we expressed a shortened version comprising the C-type lectin and EGF-like domains of L-selectin (termed LE hereafter) and systematically analysed mutations of the three glycosylation sites at Asn22, Asn66, and Asn139 in order to reduce macroheterogeneity. After we further removed microheterogeneity, we obtained crystals which diffracted X-rays up to 1...
May 10, 2017: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483856/tlr2-and-mincle-cooperatively-sense-corynebacterial-cell-wall-glycolipids
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Judith Schick, Philipp Etschel, Rebeca Bailo, Lisa Ott, Apoorva Bhatt, Bernd Lepenies, Carsten Kirschning, Andreas Burkovski, Roland Lang
Non-toxigenic Corynebacterium diphtheriae and C. ulcerans cause invasive disease in humans and animals. Host sensing of corynebacteria is largely uncharacterized, albeit recognition of lipoglycans by TLR2 appears to be important for macrophage activation by corynebacteria. The members of the order Corynebacterinae (e.g. mycobacteria, nocardia, rhodococci) share a glycolipid-rich cell wall dominated by mycolic acids (termed corynomycolic acids in corynebacteria). The mycolic acid-containing cord factor of mycobacteria, trehalose dimycolate, activates the C-type lectin receptor (CLR) Mincle...
May 8, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483453/bivalent-o-glycoside-mimetics-with-s-disulfide-se-substitutions-and-aromatic-core-synthesis-molecular-modeling-and-inhibitory-activity-on-biomedically-relevant-lectins-in-assays-of-increasing-physiological-relevance
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Herbert Kaltner, Tamás Szabó, Krisztina Fehér, Sabine André, Sára Balla, Joachim C Manning, László Szilágyi, Hans-Joachim Gabius
The emerging significance of recognition of cellular glycans by lectins for diverse aspects of pathophysiology is a strong incentive for considering development of bioactive and non-hydrolyzable glycoside derivatives, for example by introducing S/Se atoms and the disulfide group instead of oxygen into the glycosidic linkage. We report the synthesis of 12 bivalent thio-, disulfido- and selenoglycosides attached to benzene/naphthalene cores. They present galactose, for blocking a plant toxin, or lactose, the canonical ligand of adhesion/growth-regulatory galectins...
April 9, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478667/a-model-sea-urchin-spicule-matrix-protein-rspsm50-is-a-hydrogelator-that-modifies-and-organizes-the-mineralization-process
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Gaurav Jain, Martin Pendola, Yu-Chieh Huang, Denis Gebauer, John Spencer Evans
In the purple sea urchin Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, the formation and mineralization of fracture-resistant skeletal elements such as the embryonic spicule require the combinatorial participation of numerous spicule matrix proteins such as SpSM50. However, because of its limited abundance and solubility issues, it has been difficult to pursue extensive in vitro biochemical studies of SpSM50 protein and deduce its role in spicule formation and mineralization. To circumvent these problems, we expressed a tag-free bacterial model recombinant spicule matrix protein, rSpSM50...
May 11, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475283/cd69-from-activation-marker-to-metabolic-gatekeeper
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REVIEW
Danay Cibrián, Francisco Sánchez-Madrid
CD69 is a membrane-bound, type II C-lectin receptor. It is a classical early marker of lymphocyte activation due to its rapid appearance on the surface of the plasma membrane after stimulation. CD69 is expressed by several subsets of tissue resident immune cells, including resident memory T (TRM) cells and gamma delta (γδ) T cells, and is therefore considered a marker of tissue retention. Recent evidence has revealed that CD69 regulates some specific functions of selected T-cell subsets, determining the migration-retention ratio as well as the acquisition of effector or regulatory phenotypes...
May 5, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474843/n-glycan-in-cockroach-allergen-regulates-human-basophil-function
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Danh C Do, Shuang Yang, Xu Yao, Robert G Hamilton, John T Schroeder, Peisong Gao
INTRODUCTION: Cockroach allergen exposure elicits cockroach sensitization and poses an increased risk for asthma. However, the major components in cockroach allergen and the mechanisms underlying the induction of cockroach allergen-induced allergy and asthma remain largely elusive. We sought to examine the role of cockroach-associated glycan in regulating human basophil function. METHODS: N-linked glycans from naturally purified cockroach allergen Bla g 2 were characterized by MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry...
February 20, 2017: Immunity, Inflammation and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471403/pathogenesis-and-inhibition-of-flaviviruses-from-a-carbohydrate-perspective
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REVIEW
So Young Kim, Bing Li, Robert J Linhardt
Flaviviruses are enveloped, positive single stranded ribonucleic acid (RNA) viruses with various routes of transmission. While the type and severity of symptoms caused by pathogenic flaviviruses vary from hemorrhagic fever to fetal abnormalities, their general mechanism of host cell entry is similar. All pathogenic flaviviruses, such as dengue virus, yellow fever virus, West Nile virus, Japanese encephalitis virus, and Zika virus, bind to glycosaminglycans (GAGs) through the putative GAG binding sites within their envelope proteins to gain access to the surface of host cells...
May 4, 2017: Pharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443908/polyvalent-c-glycomimetics-based-on-l-fucose-or-d-mannose-as-potent-dc-sign-antagonists
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Benedetta Bertolotti, Ieva Sutkeviciute, Martino Ambrosini, Renato Ribeiro-Viana, Javier Rojo, Franck Fieschi, Hana Dvořáková, Martina Kašáková, Kamil Parkan, Martina Hlaváčková, Kateřina Nováková, Jitka Moravcová
The C-type lectin DC-SIGN expressed on immature dendritic cells is a promising target for antiviral drug development. Previously, we have demonstrated that mono- and divalent C-glycosides based on d-manno and l-fuco configurations are promising DC-SIGN ligands. Here, we described the convergent synthesis of C-glycoside dendrimers decorated with 4, 6, 9, and 12 α-l-fucopyranosyl units and with 9 and 12 α-d-mannopyranosyl units. Their affinity against DC-SIGN was assessed by surface plasmon resonance (SPR) assays...
May 10, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
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