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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776046/jak-inhibitors-modulate-production-of-replication-competent-zika-virus-in-human-hofbauer-trophoblasts-and-neuroblastoma-cells
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Christina Gavegnano, Leda C Bassit, Bryan D Cox, Hui-Mien Hsiao, Erica L Johnson, Mehul Suthar, Rana Chakraborty, Raymond F Schinazi
Zika Virus (ZIKV) is a flavivirus that has been implicated in causing brain deformations, birth defects, and microcephaly in fetuses, and associated with Guillain-Barre syndrome. Mechanisms responsible for transmission of ZIKV across the placenta to the fetus are incompletely understood. Herein, we define key events modulating infection in clinically relevant cells, including primary placental macrophages (human Hofbauer cells; HC), trophoblasts, and neuroblastoma cells. Consistent with previous findings, HC and trophoblasts are permissive to ZIKV infection...
2017: Pathogens & Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772243/daphnoretin-modulates-differentiation-and-maturation-of-human-dendritic-cells-through-down-regulation-of-c-jun-n-terminal-kinase
#2
Chien-An Chen, Chien-Kuo Liu, Ming-Ling Hsu, Chih-Wen Chi, Chun-Chuan Ko, Jian-Syun Chen, Cheng-Ta Lai, Hen-Hong Chang, Tzung-Yan Lee, Yuen-Liang Lai, Yu-Jen Chen
Daphnoretin, an active constituent of Wikstroemia indica C.A. Meys, has been shown possessing anti-cancer activity. In this study, we examined the effect of daphnoretin on differentiation and maturation of human myeloid dendritic cells (DCs). After treatment with daphnoretin (0, 1.1, 3.3, 10 and 30μM) to initiate monocytes, the recovery rate of DCs was reduced in a dose-dependent manner. The mature DCs differentiated in the presence of daphnoretin had fewer and shorter dendrites. Daphnoretin modulated DCs differentiation and maturation in terms of lower expression of CD1a, CD40, CD83, DC-SIGN, and HLA-DR...
July 31, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768873/human-herpesvirus-8-infects-and-replicates-in-langerhans-cells-and-interstitial-dermal-dendritic-cells-and-impairs-their-function
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Giovanna Rappocciolo, Mariel Jais, Paolo A Piazza, Diana C DeLucia, Frank J Jenkins, Charles R Rinaldo
The predominant types of dendritic cells (DC) in the skin and mucosa are Langerhans cells (LC) and interstitial dermal DC (iDDC). LC and iDDC process cutaneous antigens and migrate out of the skin and mucosa to the draining lymph nodes to present antigens to T and B cells. Because of the strategic location of LC and iDDC and the ability of these cells to capture and process pathogens, we hypothesized that they could be infected with human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8; Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus) and have an important role in the development of Kaposi's sarcoma (KS)...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751750/n-glycan-mediated-adhesion-strengthening-during-pathogen-receptor-binding-revealed-by-cell-cell-force-spectroscopy
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Joost Te Riet, Ben Joosten, Inge Reinieren-Beeren, Carl G Figdor, Alessandra Cambi
Glycan-protein lateral interactions have gained increased attention as important modulators of receptor function, by regulating surface residence time and endocytosis of membrane glycoproteins. The pathogen-recognition receptor DC-SIGN is highly expressed at the membrane of antigen-presenting dendritic cells, where it is organized in nanoclusters and binds to different viruses, bacteria and fungi. We recently demonstrated that DC-SIGN N-glycans spatially restrict receptor diffusion within the plasma membrane, favoring its internalization through clathrin-coated pits...
July 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732526/ultrasonography-and-dual-energy-computed-tomography-provide-different-quantification-of-urate-burden-in-gout-results-from-a-cross-sectional-study
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Tristan Pascart, Agathe Grandjean, Laurène Norberciak, Vincent Ducoulombier, Marguerite Motte, Hélène Luraschi, Marie Vandecandelaere, Catherine Godart, Eric Houvenagel, Nasser Namane, Jean-François Budzik
BACKGROUND: Ultrasonography (US) and dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) can assess urate burden in gout. The objective of this study was to compare the quantification of urate deposition provided by US to the one provided by DECT. METHODS: Patients with a diagnosis of gout were prospectively recruited to undergo quantification of urate deposition using US and DECT. US examination for tophi and the double contour (DC) sign was performed on the knees and feet and corresponding DECT scans provided volumes of tophi and of overall urate deposition...
July 21, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694559/association-of-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-in-dc-sign-with-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-susceptibility
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Sisi Li, Zhifang Lu, Mengwei Yao, Sisi Ning, Yuan Wu, Xunzhao Zhou, Changtao Zhong, Kui Yan, Ying Xie, Zhengbo Wei
The aim of this study was to explore potential relationships of four single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the gene encoding dendritic cell-specific intercellular adhesion molecule 3-grabbing nonintegrin (DC-SIGN) with risk of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). The DC-SIGN SNPs rs7252229, rs4804803, rs2287886, and rs735240 were genotyped in 477 unrelated NPC patients and 561 cancer-free controls. At rs7252229, risk of NPC was significantly lower in individuals with GC (odds ratio [OR] 0.076, 95% confidence interval [CI] 0...
2017: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688767/the-activation-of-b-cells-enhances-dc-sign-expression-and-promotes-susceptibility-of-b-cells-to-hpai-h5n1-infection
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Prasit Na-Ek, Jutarat Thewsoongnoen, Maytawan Thanunchai, Suwimon Wiboon-Ut, Noppadol Sa-Ard-Iam, Rangsini Mahanonda, Arunee Thitithanyanont
The interplay between highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 virus and immune cells has been extensively studied for years, as host immune components are thought to play significant roles in promoting the systemic spread of the virus and responsible for cytokine storm. Previous studies suggested that the interaction of B cells and monocytes could promote HPAI H5N1 infection by enhancing avian influenza virus receptor expression. In this study, we further investigate the relationship between the HPAI H5N1 virus, activated B cells, and DC-SIGN expression...
September 2, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682637/synthesis-and-immunological-studies-of-the-lipomannan-backbone-glycans-found-on-the-surface-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
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Harin Leelayuwapan, Niwat Kangwanrangsan, Runglawan Chawengkirttikul, Marisa Ponpuak, Ratthaphol Charlermroj, Kanokthip Boonyarattanakalin, Somsak Ruchirawat, Siwarutt Boonyarattanakalin
Investigations into novel bacterial drug targets and vaccines are necessary to overcome tuberculosis. Lipomannan (LM), found on the surface of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), is actively involved in the pathogenesis and survival of Mtb. Here, we report for the first time a rapid synthesis and biological activities of an LM glycan backbone, α(1-6)mannans. The rapid synthesis is achieved via a regio- and stereoselective ring opening polymerization to generate multiple glycosidic bonds in one simple chemical step, allowing us to finish assembling the defined polysaccharides of 5-20 units within days rather than years...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652405/mechanism-of-pathogen-recognition-by-human-dectin-2
#9
Hadar Feinberg, Sabine A F Jégouzo, Maximus J Rex, Kurt Drickamer, William I Weis, Maureen E Taylor
Dectin-2, a C-type lectin on macrophages and other cells of the innate immune system, functions in response to pathogens, particularly fungi. The carbohydrate-recognition domain (CRD) in dectin-2 is linked to a transmembrane sequence that interacts with the common Fc receptor γ subunit to initiate immune signaling. The molecular mechanism by which dectin-2 selectively binds to pathogens has been investigated by characterizing the CRD expressed in a bacterial system. Competition binding studies indicated that the CRD binds to monosaccharides with modest affinity and that affinity was greatly enhanced for mannose-linked α1-2 or α1-4 to a second mannose residue...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645528/long-term-sustainable-dendritic-cell-specific-depletion-murine-model-for-periodontitis-research
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Amanda Finger Stadler, Mitulkumar Patel, Rafal Pacholczyk, Christopher W Cutler, Roger M Arce
Dendritic cells (DCs) are specialized antigen-presenting cells that play a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of periodontitis. The use of animal models to study the role of DCs in periodontitis has been limited by lack of a method for sustained depletion of DCs. Hence, the objectives of this study were to validate the zDC-DTR knockin mouse model of conventional DCs (cDCs) depletion, as well as to investigate whether this depletion could be sustained long enough to induce alveolar bone loss in this model. zDC-DTR mice were treated with different dose regimens of diphtheria toxin (DT) to determine survival rate...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617199/an-optimal-ultrasonographic-diagnostic-test-for-early-gout-a-prospective-controlled-study
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Eleonora Norkuviene, Mykolas Petraitis, Indre Apanaviciene, Dalia Virviciute, Asta Baranauskaite
Objective To identify the optimal sites for classification of early gout by ultrasonography. Methods Sixty patients with monosodium urate crystal-proven gout (25 with early gout [≤2-year symptom duration], 35 with late gout [>2-year symptom duration], and 36 normouricemic healthy controls) from one centre were prospectively evaluated. Standardized blinded ultrasound examination of 36 joints and the triceps and patellar tendons was performed to identify tophi and the double contour (DC) sign. Results Ultrasonographic sensitivity was lower in early than late gout...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607410/dc-sign-and-toll-like-receptor-4-mediate-oxidized-low-density-lipoprotein-induced-inflammatory-responses-in-macrophages
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Ke Yang, Xinhe Liu, Yan Liu, Xinqiong Wang, Lijuan Cao, Xiaojie Zhang, Chundi Xu, Weifeng Shen, Tong Zhou
The regulation of inflammatory responses by innate immune receptors is recognized as a crucial step in the development of atherosclerosis, although the precise molecular mechanisms remain to be elucidated. This study focused on illustrating the roles of dendritic cell-specific intercellular adhesion molecule-3-grabbing non-integrin (DC-SIGN)- and Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4)-regulated inflammatory responses in macrophages. We found that DC-SIGN expression levels were increased in macrophages of atherosclerotic plaques...
June 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523851/identification-of-multiple-druggable-secondary-sites-by-fragment-screening-against-dc-sign
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Jonas Aretz, Hannes Baukmann, Elena Shanina, Jonas Hanske, Robert Wawrzinek, Viktor A Zapol'skii, Peter H Seeberger, Dieter E Kaufmann, Christoph Rademacher
DC-SIGN is a cell-surface receptor for several pathogenic threats, such as HIV, Ebola virus, or Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Multiple attempts to develop inhibitors of the underlying carbohydrate-protein interactions have been undertaken in the past fifteen years. Still, drug-like DC-SIGN ligands are sparse, which is most likely due to its hydrophilic, solvent-exposed carbohydrate-binding site. Herein, we report on a parallel fragment screening against DC-SIGN applying SPR and a reporter displacement assay, which complements previous screenings using (19) F NMR spectroscopy and chemical fragment microarrays...
June 12, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493491/high-doses-of-recombinant-mannan-binding-lectin-inhibit-the-binding-of-influenza-a-h1n1-pdm09-virus-with-cells-expressing-dc-sign
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Lei Yu, Shiqiang Shang, Ran Tao, Caiyun Wang, Li Zhang, Hao Peng, Yinghu Chen
The pandemic influenza A (H1N1)pdm09 virus continues to be a threat to human health. Low doses of mannan-binding lectin (MBL) (<1 μg/mL) were shown not to protect against influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 infection. However, the effect of high doses of MBL has not been investigated. Dendritic cell-specific intercellular adhesion molecule-3 grabbing non-integrin (DC-SIGN) has been proposed as an alternative receptor for influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 virus. In this study, we examined the expression of DC-SIGN on DCs as well as on acute monocytic leukemia cell line, THP-1...
July 2017: APMIS: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487694/human-bronchial-epithelial-cells-induce-cd141-cd123-dc-sign-flt3-monocytes-that-promote-allogeneic-th17-differentiation
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Amiq Gazdhar, Fabian Blank, Valerie Cesson, Alban Lovis, John David Aubert, Romain Lazor, Francois Spertini, Anne Wilson, Katrin Hostettler, Laurent P Nicod, Carolina Obregon
Little is known about monocyte differentiation in the lung mucosal environment and about how the epithelium shapes monocyte function. We studied the role of the soluble component of bronchial epithelial cells (BECs) obtained under basal culture conditions in innate and adaptive monocyte responses. Monocytes cultured in bronchial epithelial cell-conditioned media (BEC-CM) specifically upregulate CD141, CD123, and DC-SIGN surface levels and FLT3 expression, as well as the release of IL-1β, IL-6, and IL-10. BEC-conditioned monocytes stimulate naive T cells to produce IL-17 through IL-1β mechanism and also trigger IL-10 production by memory T cells...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474843/n-glycan-in-cockroach-allergen-regulates-human-basophil-function
#16
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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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/28458053/overexpression-of-ebola-virus-envelope-gp1-protein
#18
Zhongcheng Zou, John Misasi, Nancy Sullivan, Peter D Sun
Ebola virus uses its envelope GP1 and GP2 for viral attachment and entry into host cells. Due to technical difficulty expressing full-length envelope, many structural and functional studies of Ebola envelope protein have been carried out primarily using GP1 lacking its mucin-like domain. As a result, the viral invasion mechanisms involving the mucin-like domain are not fully understood. To elucidate the role of the mucin-like domain of GP1 in Ebola-host attachment and infection and to facilitate vaccine development, we constructed a GP1 expression vector containing the entire attachment region (1-496)...
July 2017: Protein Expression and Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445638/antigenic-gm3-lactone-mimetic-molecule-integrated-mannosylated-glycopeptide-nanofibers-for-the-activation-and-maturation-of-dendritic-cells
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Gokhan Gunay, Melis Sardan Ekiz, Xhenti Ferhati, Barbara Richichi, Cristina Nativi, Ayse B Tekinay, Mustafa O Guler
The ability of dendritic cells to coordinate innate and adaptive immune responses makes them essential targets for vaccination strategies. Presentation of specific antigens by dendritic cells is required for the activation of the immune system against many pathogens and tumors, and nanoscale materials can be functionalized for active targeting of dendritic cells. In this work, we integrated an immunogenic, carbohydrate melanoma-associated antigen-mimetic GM3-lactone molecule into mannosylated peptide amphiphile nanofibers to target dendritic cells through DC-SIGN receptor...
May 3, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
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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