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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455681/human-dendritic-cell-sequestration-onto-the-necator-americanus-larval-sheath-during-ex-sheathing-a-possible-mechanism-for-immune-privilege
#1
A Hassan, D I Pritchard, A M Ghaemmaghami
Despite the profound health implications of Necator americanus infection in humans, many aspects of its interaction with the host immune system are poorly understood. Here we investigated the early events at the interface of N. americanus larvae (L3) and human dendritic cells (DCs). Our data show that co-culturing DCs and the larvae trigger ex-sheathing of hookworms rapidly where a majority of DCs are sequestered onto the larval sheath allowing the ex-sheathed larvae to migrate away unchallenged. Intriguingly, DCs show negligible interaction with the ex-sheathed larvae, alluding to differences between the surface chemistry of the larva and its sheath...
February 19, 2018: Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428526/new-branched-amino-acids-for-high-affinity-dendrimeric-dc-sign-ligands
#2
Laurent Cattiaux, Vanessa Porkolab, Franck Fieschi, Jean-Maurice Mallet
A branched amino acid was synthesized from methyl glucopyranoside; this amino acid presents three amino groups protected by Fmoc and one acid group and can be used in classic peptide synthesis. In parallel, similar azido terminated blocks were synthesized. Successive coupling reaction and deprotection afforded dendrimers with up to 27 azido functional groups. As an example of application, d-mannose and l-fucose residues were linked through CuAAC coupling and resulting glycodendrimers were evaluated in their interaction with DC-SIGN using SPR competition assay...
December 26, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29388006/glycan-recognition-by-human-blood-mononuclear-cells-with-an-emphasis-on-dendritic-cells
#3
Eugenia M Rapoport, Sergey V Khaidukov, Andrey M Gaponov, Galina V Pazynina, Svetlana V Tsygankova, Ivan M Ryzhov, Ivan M Belyanchikov, Panagiota Milona, Nicolai V Bovin, Kenneth C McCullough
Dendritic cells (DCs) play crucial roles in innate and adaptive immune response, for which reason targeting antigen to these cells is an important strategy for improvement of vaccine development. To this end, we explored recognition of DCs lectins by glycans. For selection of the glycan "vector", a library of 229 fluorescent glycoprobes was employed to assess interaction with the CD14low/-CD16+CD83+ blood mononuclear cell population containing the DCs known for their importance in antigen presentation to T-lymphocytes...
January 31, 2018: Glycoconjugate Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29386115/cd209a-synergizes-with-dectin-2-and-mincle-to-drive-severe-th17-cell-mediated-schistosome-egg-induced-immunopathology
#4
Parisa Kalantari, Yoelkys Morales, Emily A Miller, Luis D Jaramillo, Holly E Ponichtera, Marcel A Wuethrich, Cheolho Cheong, Maria C Seminario, Joanne M Russo, Stephen C Bunnell, Miguel J Stadecker
The immunopathology caused by schistosome helminths varies greatly in humans and among mouse strains. A severe form of parasite egg-induced hepatic granulomatous inflammation, seen in CBA mice, is driven by Th17 cells stimulated by IL-1β and IL-23 produced by dendritic cells that express CD209a (SIGNR5), a C-type lectin receptor (CLR) related to human DC-SIGN. Here, we show that CD209a-deficient CBA mice display decreased Th17 responses and are protected from severe immunopathology. In vitro, CD209a augments the egg-induced IL-1β and IL-23 production initiated by the related CLRs Dectin-2 and Mincle...
January 30, 2018: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29370305/alterations-of-hiv-1-envelope-phenotype-and-antibody-mediated-neutralization-by-signal-peptide-mutations
#5
Chitra Upadhyay, Roya Feyznezhad, Weiming Yang, Hui Zhang, Susan Zolla-Pazner, Catarina E Hioe
HIV-1 envelope glycoprotein (Env) mediates virus attachment and entry into the host cells. Like other membrane-bound and secreted proteins, HIV-1 Env contains at its N terminus a signal peptide (SP) that directs the nascent Env to the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) where Env synthesis and post-translational modifications take place. SP is cleaved during Env biosynthesis but potentially influences the phenotypic traits of the Env protein. The Env SP sequences of HIV-1 isolates display high sequence variability, and the significance of such variability is unclear...
January 25, 2018: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29362230/contrasting-function-of-structured-n-terminal-and-unstructured-c-terminal-segments-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-ppe37-protein
#6
Javeed Ahmad, Aisha Farhana, Rita Pancsa, Simran Kaur Arora, Alagiri Srinivasan, Anil Kumar Tyagi, Madan Mohan Babu, Nasreen Zafar Ehtesham, Seyed Ehtesham Hasnain
Pathogens frequently employ eukaryotic linear motif (ELM)-rich intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs) to perturb and hijack host cell networks for a productive infection. Mycobacterium tuberculosis has a relatively high percentage of IDPs in its proteome, the significance of which is not known. The Mycobacterium-specific PE-PPE protein family has several members with unusually high levels of structural disorder and disorder-promoting Ala/Gly residues. PPE37 protein, a member of this family, carries an N-terminal PPE domain capable of iron binding, two transmembrane domains, and a disordered C-terminal segment harboring ELMs and a eukaryotic nuclear localization signal (NLS)...
January 23, 2018: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306433/insights-into-glucan-polysaccharide-recognition-using-glucooligosaccharide-microarrays-with-oxime-linked-neoglycolipid-probes
#7
Yan Liu, Angelina S Palma, Ten Feizi, Wengang Chai
Glucans are polysaccharides of increasing biomedical interest because of their involvement in mechanisms of pathogen recognition, modulation of the immune system and anticancer, and health-promoting activities. Most of these biological activities occur through specific interactions with glucan-recognizing proteins. However, detailed molecular studies of glucan recognition remain a challenge mainly due to the inherent sequence heterogeneity and polydispersity of glucan polysaccharides, and associated difficulties in their purification and sequence characterization...
2018: Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288676/transcriptomic-profiles-of-post-smolt-atlantic-salmon-challenged-with-piscirickettsia-salmonis-reveal-a-strategy-to-evade-the-adaptive-immune-response-and-modify-cell-autonomous-immunity
#8
Marco Rozas-Serri, Andrea Peña, Lucerina Maldonado
Piscirickettsiosis is the main bacterial disease affecting the Chilean salmon farming industry and is responsible for high economic losses. The development of effective strategies to control piscirickettsiosis has been limited in part by insufficient knowledge of the host response. The aim of this study was to use RNA sequencing to describe the transcriptional profiles of the responses of post-smolt Atlantic salmon infected with LF-89-like or EM-90-like Piscirickettsia salmonis. Enrichment and pathway analyses of the differentially expressed genes revealed several central signatures following infection, including positive regulation of DC-SIGN and TLR5 signalling, which converged at the NF-κB level to modulate the pro-inflammatory cytokine response, particularly in the PS-EM-90-infected fish...
December 27, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275858/engineered-sialylation-of-pathogenic-antibodies-in%C3%A2-vivo-attenuates-autoimmune-disease
#9
Jose D Pagan, Maya Kitaoka, Robert M Anthony
Self-reactive IgGs contribute to the pathology of autoimmune diseases, including systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis. Paradoxically, IgGs are used to treat inflammatory diseases in the form of high-dose intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG). Distinct glycoforms on the IgG crystallizable fragment (Fc) dictate these divergent functions. IgG anti-inflammatory activity is attributed to sialylation of the Fc glycan. We therefore sought to convert endogenous IgG to anti-inflammatory mediators in vivo by engineering solubilized glycosyltransferases that attach galactose or sialic acid...
December 11, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175084/manipulating-human-dendritic-cell-phenotype-and-function-with-targeted-porous-silicon-nanoparticles
#10
Sebastian O Stead, Steven J P McInnes, Svjetlana Kireta, Peter D Rose, Shilpanjali Jesudason, Darling Rojas-Canales, David Warther, Frédérique Cunin, Jean-Olivier Durand, Christopher J Drogemuller, Robert P Carroll, P Toby Coates, Nicolas H Voelcker
Dendritic cells (DC) are the most potent antigen-presenting cells and are fundamental for the establishment of transplant tolerance. The Dendritic Cell-Specific Intracellular adhesion molecule-3-Grabbing Non-integrin (DC-SIGN; CD209) receptor provides a target for dendritic cell therapy. Biodegradable and high-surface area porous silicon (pSi) nanoparticles displaying anti-DC-SIGN antibodies and loaded with the immunosuppressant rapamycin (Sirolimus) serve as a fit-for-purpose platform to target and modify DC...
November 20, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171878/tophus-size-is-associated-with-hallux-valgus-deformity-in-gout
#11
Camille Blandin, Marine Forien, Anais Gardette, Elisabeth Palazzo, Philippe Dieudé, Sébastien Ottaviani
OBJECTIVE: Hallux valgus (HV) and gout are common pathologies of the first metatarsophalangeal joint (MTP1) leading to pain and deformation. In this study, we aimed to determine the correlation between tophus size and characteristics of HV in gouty patients. METHODS: In this case-control study, we included patients with gout (presence of monosodium urate crystals in synovial fluid) and control patients with spondyloarthritis, without crystal disease disorders. Radiographic and ultrasound (US) assessment were performed by two blinded operators...
November 24, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164277/high-prevalence-of-dengue-antibodies-and-the-arginine-variant-of-the-fc%C3%AE-riia-polymorphism-in-asymptomatic-individuals-in-a-population-of-minas-gerais-state-southeast-brazil
#12
Anna Carolina Toledo da Cunha Pereira, Tatiane Ribeiro de Siqueira, Andressa Anunciação de Oliveira Prado, Camila Almeida Veiga da Silva, Thaís de Fátima Silva Moraes, Alan Alex Aleixo, José Carlos de Magalhaes, Gabriel Augusto Pires de Souza, Betânia Paiva Drumond, Gustavo Portela Ferreira, Breno de Mello Silva, Cintia Lopes de Brito Magalhães, Luciana Lara Santos, Jaqueline Maria Siqueira Ferreira, Luiz Cosme Cotta Malaquias, Luiz Felipe Leomil Coelho
Dengue is the most prevalent arthropod-borne viral illness in humans worldwide. Single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in genes involved in the immune response, such as dendritic cell-specific intercellular adhesion molecule-3-grabbing non-integrin (DC-SIGN), IgG Fc receptor II-A (FcγRIIa), vitamin D receptor (VDR), and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), were previously reported to be associated with susceptibility to dengue disease in different human populations. Therefore, due to the relevant association of host immune and genetic status with disease susceptibility/severity of dengue, this work aims to verify the frequency of anti-dengue virus antibodies and some dengue-associated risk SNPs in a population in Minas Gerais State, Southeast Brazil...
November 21, 2017: Immunogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147524/manipulation-of-cytokine-secretion-in-human-dendritic-cells-using-glycopolymers-with-picomolar-affinity-for-dc-sign
#13
Daniel A Mitchell, Qiang Zhang, Lenny Voorhaar, David M Haddleton, Shan Herath, Anne S Gleinich, Harpal S Randeva, Max Crispin, Hendrik Lehnert, Russell Wallis, Steven Patterson, C Remzi Becer
The human C-type lectin DC-SIGN (CD209) is a significant receptor on the surface of dendritic cells (DCs) - crucial components of host defense that bridge the innate and adaptive immune systems. A range of linear glycopolymers, constructed via controlled radical polymerization techniques have been shown to interact with DC-SIGN with affinities in the physiologically active range. However, these first generation glycopolymers possess limited structural definition and their effects on DCs were not known. Here we report the development of star-shaped mannose glycopolymers with the aim of targeting the clustered domain arrangement of DC-SIGN and these were shown to bind with picomolar affinity...
October 1, 2017: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140443/dc-sign-polymorphisms-associated-with-risk-of-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-but-not-among-injecting-drug-users
#14
Gaby S Steba, Sylvie M Koekkoek, Joost W Vanhommerig, Kees Brinkman, David Kwa, Jan T M Van Der Meer, Maria Prins, Ben Berkhout, Michael Tanck, William A Paxton, Richard Molenkamp, Janke Schinkel
We aimed to identify whether genetic polymorphisms within L-SIGN or DC-SIGN correlate with HCV susceptibility. An MSM and an IDU cohort of HCV cases and multiple-exposed uninfected controls were genotyped for numerous L-SIGN and DC-SIGN polymorphisms. DC-SIGN SNPs -139, -871 and -939 correlate with HCV acquisition in the MSM cohort only. When the same SNPs were introduced into a transcription activity assay they demonstrated a reduction in expression with predicted alteration in binding of transcription factors...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134199/rapid-directed-transport-of-dc-sign-clusters-in-the-plasma-membrane
#15
Ping Liu, Violetta Weinreb, Marc Ridilla, Laurie Betts, Pratik Patel, Aravinda M de Silva, Nancy L Thompson, Ken Jacobson
C-type lectins, including dendritic cell-specific intercellular adhesion molecule-3-grabbing nonintegrin (DC-SIGN), are all-purpose pathogen receptors that exist in nanoclusters in plasma membranes of dendritic cells. A small fraction of these clusters, obvious from the videos, can undergo rapid, directed transport in the plane of the plasma membrane at average speeds of more than 1 μm/s in both dendritic cells and MX DC-SIGN murine fibroblasts ectopically expressing DC-SIGN. Surprisingly, instantaneous speeds can be considerably greater...
November 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121497/mannosylcalix-n-arenes-as-multivalent-ligands-for-dc-sign
#16
Ilaria Morbioli, Vanessa Porkolab, Andrea Magini, Alessandro Casnati, Franck Fieschi, Francesco Sansone
DC-SIGN is a receptor protruded from the membrane of immature dendritic cells (DCs) that participates in the activation of the immune response through the recognition of pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs). On the other hand, HIV exploits the interaction between high-mannose structures of its envelope glycoprotein gp120 and DC-SIGN to be transported towards and infect T-cells. DC-SIGN is involved in the recognition process in the form of a tetramer and the multiple exposition of carbohydrate recognition sites (CRSs) is amplified by the formation on the DCs membrane of patches of tetramers...
October 31, 2017: Carbohydrate Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119112/expression-and-immunogenicity-of-two-recombinant-fusion-proteins-comprising-foot-and-mouth-disease-virus-structural-protein-vp1-and-dc-sign-binding-glycoproteins
#17
Xinsheng Liu, Jianliang Lv, Yuzhen Fang, Peng Zhou, Yanzhen Lu, Li Pan, Zhongwang Zhang, Junwu Ma, Yongguang Zhang, Yonglu Wang
Improving vaccine immunogenicity by targeting antigens to dendritic cells has recently emerged as a new design strategy in vaccine development. In this study, the VP1 gene of foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) serotype A was fused with the gene encoding human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) membrane glycoprotein gp120 or C2-V3 domain of hepatitis C virus (HCV) envelope glycoprotein E2, both of which are DC-SIGN-binding glycoproteins. After codon optimization, the VP1 protein and the two recombinant VP1-gp120 and VP1-E2 fusion proteins were expressed in Sf9 insect cells using the insect cell-baculovirus expression system...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118175/predicting-invasive-aspergillosis-in-haematology-patients-by-combining-clinical-and-genetic-risk-factors-with-early-diagnostic-biomarkers
#18
P Lewis White, Christian Parr, Rosemary A Barnes
The incidence of invasive aspergillosis (IA) in high risk haematology populations, is relatively low (<10%), despite unavoidable exposure Aspergillus in patients with potentially similar clinical risk. Non-clinical variables including genetic mutations that increase susceptibility to IA could explain why only certain patients develop disease. This study aimed to screen for mutations in 322 haematology patients classified according to IA status, and to develop a predictive model based on genetic risk, established clinical risk factors and diagnostic biomarkers...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079219/house-dust-mite-allergy-its-innate-immune-response-and-immunotherapy
#19
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Fang-Liang Huang, En-Chih Liao, Sheng-Jie Yu
Over the past few decades, allergic diseases have become increasingly prevalent worldwide. House dust mite (HDM) is the most important domestic source for allergic diseases such as allergic rhinitis, asthma and atopic dermatitis. Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus (Der p) is the major environmental allergen in southeast Asia because of the humid and warm environment is suitable for its growth. In the recent year, role of HDM allergen in allergic inflammation through innate immune system has been well studied. Toll-like receptors (TLRs), protease-activated receptors (PARs) and DC-SIGN could be activated by different HDM major allergens and proinflammatory cytokines also be upregulated...
October 16, 2017: Immunobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054571/associations-of-dc-sign-cd209-promoter-336g-a-polymorphism-rs4804803-with-dengue-infection-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#20
Noel Pabalan, Suwit Chaisri, Sompong Tabunhan, Achara Phumyen, Hamdi Jarjanazi, Theodore S Steiner
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Dengue virus entry into a host is associated with a cell surface protein, DC-SIGN (dendritic cell-specific intercellular adhesion molecule-3 grabbing non-integrin). A common CD209-336G/A (rs4804803) polymorphism in DC-SIGN may affect severity of dengue virus infection (DEN) and incidence of dengue fever (DF) or the more severe dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF). However, the reported associations of these two outcomes and CD-209 have been inconsistent, which prompted a meta-analysis to obtain more precise estimates...
October 18, 2017: Acta Tropica
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