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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225836/analysis-of-immune-cell-populations-in-atrial-myocardium-of-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-or-sinus-rhythm
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Natalia Smorodinova, Martin Bláha, Vojtěch Melenovský, Karolína Rozsívalová, Jaromír Přidal, Mária Ďurišová, Jan Pirk, Josef Kautzner, Tomáš Kučera
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia and despite obvious clinical importance remains its pathogenesis only partially explained. A relation between inflammation and AF has been suggested by findings of increased inflammatory markers in AF patients. OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to characterize morphologically and functionally CD45-positive inflammatory cell populations in atrial myocardium of patients with AF as compared to sinus rhythm (SR)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207890/mucosal-stromal-fibroblasts-markedly-enhance-hiv-infection-of-cd4-t-cells
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Jason A Neidleman, Joseph C Chen, Nargis Kohgadai, Janis A Müller, Anders Laustsen, Karthiga Thavachelvam, Karen S Jang, Christina M Stürzel, Jennifer J Jones, Christina Ochsenbauer, Avantika Chitre, Ma Somsouk, Maurice M Garcia, James F Smith, Ruth M Greenblatt, Jan Münch, Martin R Jakobsen, Linda C Giudice, Warner C Greene, Nadia R Roan
Understanding early events of HIV transmission within mucosal tissues is vital for developing effective prevention strategies. Here, we report that primary stromal fibroblasts isolated from endometrium, cervix, foreskin, male urethra, and intestines significantly increase HIV infection of CD4+ T cells-by up to 37-fold for R5-tropic HIV and 100-fold for X4-tropic HIV-without themselves becoming infected. Fibroblasts were more efficient than dendritic cells at trans-infection and mediate this response in the absence of the DC-SIGN and Siglec-1 receptors...
February 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203237/activation-of-the-wnt-pathway-by-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-a-wnt-wnt-situation
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Tomás Villaseñor, Edgardo Madrid-Paulino, Rafael Maldonado-Bravo, Antonio Urbán-Aragón, Leonor Pérez-Martínez, Gustavo Pedraza-Alva
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tuberculosis), an intracellular pathogenic Gram-positive bacterium, is the cause of tuberculosis (TB), a major worldwide human infectious disease. The innate immune system is the first host defense against M. tuberculosis. The recognition of this pathogen is mediated by several classes of pattern recognition receptors expressed on the host innate immune cells, including Toll-like receptors, Nod-like receptors, and C-type lectin receptors like Dectin-1, the Mannose receptor, and DC-SIGN...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198424/human-ido-competent-long-lived-immunoregulatory-dendritic-cells-induced-by-intracellular-pathogen-and-their-fate-in-humanized-mice
#4
Rajeev K Tyagi, Brodie Miles, Rajesh Parmar, Neeraj K Garg, Sarat K Dalai, Babak Baban, Christopher W Cutler
Targeting of myeloid-dendritic cell receptor DC-SIGN by numerous chronic infectious agents, including Porphyromonas gingivalis, is shown to drive-differentiation of monocytes into dysfunctional mDCs. These mDCs exhibit alterations of their fine-tuned homeostatic function and contribute to dysregulated immune-responses. Here, we utilize P. gingivalis mutant strains to show that pathogen-differentiated mDCs from primary human-monocytes display anti-apoptotic profile, exhibited by elevated phosphorylated-Foxo1, phosphorylated-Akt1, and decreased Bim-expression...
February 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188927/xanthohumol-isolated-from-humulus-lupulus-prevents-thrombosis-without-increased-bleeding-risk-by-inhibiting-platelet-activation-and-mtdna-release
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Guang Xin, Zeliang Wei, Chengjie Ji, Huajie Zheng, Jun Gu, Limei Ma, Wenfang Huang, Susan L Morris-Natschke, Jwu-Lai Yeh, Rui Zhang, Chaoyi Qin, Li Wen, Zhihua Xing, Yu Cao, Qing Xia, Ke Li, Hai Niu, Kuo-Hsiung Lee, Wen Huang
AIM: As the global population has reached 7 billion and the baby boom generation reaches old age, thrombosis has become the major contributor to the global disease burden. It has been reported that, in moderate doses, beer may protect against thrombosis. Xanthohumol (XN), an antioxidant, is found at high concentrations in hop cones (Humulus lupulus L.) and is a common ingredient of beer. Here, the aim of the present work was to investigate the effects of XN on antithrombotic and antiplatelet activities, and study its mechanism...
February 7, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185924/high-throughput-dynamic-analysis-of-differentially-expressed-genes-in-splenic-dendritic-cells-from-mice-infected-with-schistosoma-japonicum
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Lin Chen, Qingzhou Chen, Wei Hou, Li He
Dendritic cells are the initiation and key point of immune response and play a role in immune regulation. So we explored the mechanisms involved in immune regulation of dendritic cells (DCs) against schistosomiasis using mice infected with Schistosoma japonicum. Splenic DCs from normal mice and mice with acute and chronic S. japonicum infection were sorted by flow cytometry. The numbers and functions of differentially expressed genes (DEGs) in DCs were determined by high-throughput analysis. All DEGs with transcription-level fold changes of ≥2 were selected and matched to corresponding genes in databases...
February 7, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166380/nmr-insights-into-the-conformational-properties-of-man-9-and-its-recognition-by-two-hiv-binding-proteins
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Syed Shahzad-Ul-Hussan, Mallika Sastry, Thomas Lemmin, Cinque Soto, Sandra Loesgen, Danielle A Scott, Jack Robert Davison, Robert O'Connor, Peter D Kwong, Carole A Bewley
Man9GlcNAc2 (Man-9) present at the surface of HIV constitutes the binding sites of several HIV neutralizing agents and mammalian lectin DC-SIGN that is involved in cellular immunity and trans-infections. We describe the conformational properties of Man-9 in free state and when bound by an HIV entry inhibitor protein and define the minimum epitopes of two HIV binding proteins using NMR spectroscopy. In this regard we developed a robust expression system for production of 13C,15N-labeled glycans in mammalian cells that facilitated the implementation of 3D 13C-edited spectra to deconvolute spectral overlap allowing for the solution structure determination of Man-9...
February 6, 2017: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163107/glycation-stimulates-cutaneous-monocyte-differentiation-in-reconstructed-skin-in-vitro
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H Pageon, H Zucchi, F Rousset, S Hubert, E Tancrede, D Asselineau
Glycation reaction is a recognized mechanism related to chronological aging. Previous investigations in cutaneous biology have considered the effect of glycation on the dermal matrix molecules, involved in tissue stiffening during skin aging. However, little is known about a possible direct effect of glycation upon cell differentiation. To address such issue, the effect of glycation has been re-investigated in a reconstructed skin model integrating monocytes that are cells capable of differentiating according to different pathways...
February 2, 2017: Mechanisms of Ageing and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128492/beyond-attachment-roles-of-dc-sign-in-dengue-virus-infection
#9
Ping Liu, Marc Ridilla, Pratik Patel, Laurie Betts, Emily Gallichotte, Lidea Shahidi, Nancy L Thompson, Ken Jacobson
DC-SIGN, a C-type lectin expressed on the plasma membrane by human immature dendritic cells, is a receptor for numerous viruses including Ebola, SARS, and dengue. A controversial question has been whether DC-SIGN functions as a complete receptor for both binding and internalization of dengue virus (DENV) or whether it is solely a cell surface attachment factor, requiring either hand-off to another receptor or a co-receptor for internalization. To examine this question, we used four cell types: human immature dendritic cells and NIH3T3 cells expressing either wild type DC-SIGN or two internalization-deficient DC-SIGN mutants, in which either the three cytoplasmic internalization motifs are silenced by alanine substitutions or the cytoplasmic region is truncated...
January 27, 2017: Traffic
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094782/cocaine-enhances-dc-to-t-cell-hiv-1-transmission-by-activating-dc-sign-larg-lsp1-complex-and-facilitating-infectious-synapse-formation
#10
Anil Prasad, Rutuja Kulkarni, Shuxian Jiang, Jerome E Groopman
DC-SIGN is a dendritic cell surface structure which participates in binding and transmission of HIV-1. Here, for the first time we demonstrate that cocaine induces over expression of DC-SIGN and significantly enhances virus transfer from DCs to T-cells by increasing the binding and internalization of HIV-1 in DCs. We found that cocaine activates a DC-SIGN mediated 'signalosome' complex by enhancing its association with LARG and LSP1. Further, LARG was observed to participate in DC-SIGN mediated internalization of HIV-1 in DCs...
January 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090562/hepatitis-c-virus-induced-monocyte-differentiation-into-polarized-m2-macrophages-promotes-stellate-cell-activation-via%C3%A2-tgf-%C3%AE
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Banishree Saha, Karen Kodys, Gyongyi Szabo
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Monocyte and macrophage (MΦ) activation contributes to the pathogenesis of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Disease pathogenesis is regulated by both liver-resident MΦs and monocytes recruited as precursors of MΦs into the damaged liver. Monocytes differentiate into M1 (classic/proinflammatory) or M2 (alternative/anti-inflammatory) polarized MΦs in response to tissue microenvironment. We hypothesized that HCV-infected hepatoma cells (infected with Japanese fulminant hepatitis-1 [Huh7...
May 2016: Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060516/glycosylation-characterization-of-an-influenza-h5n7-hemagglutinin-series-with-engineered-glycosylation-patterns-implications-for-structure-function-relationships
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Lisa M Parsons, Yanming An, Robert P de Vries, Cornelis A M de Haan, John F Cipollo
The glycosylation patterns of four recombinant H5 hemagglutinins (HAs) derived from A/Mallard/Denmark/64650/03 (H5N7) have been characterized. The proteins were expressed in (i) HEK293T cells to produce complex glycoforms, (ii) HEK293T cells treated with Vibrio cholera neuraminidase to provide asialo-complex glycoforms, (iii) HEK293S GnTI(-) cells with predominantly the canonical Man5GlcNAc2 glycoform, and (iv) Drosophila S2 insect cells producing primarily paucimannose glycoforms. Previously, these HAs were used to investigate the effect of different glycosylation states on the immune responses in chicken and mouse systems...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024153/hiv-1-blocks-the-signaling-adaptor-mavs-to-evade-antiviral-host-defense-after-sensing-of-abortive-hiv-1-rna-by-the-host-helicase-ddx3
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Sonja I Gringhuis, Nina Hertoghs, Tanja M Kaptein, Esther M Zijlstra-Willems, Ramin Sarrami-Fooroshani, Joris K Sprokholt, Nienke H van Teijlingen, Neeltje A Kootstra, Thijs Booiman, Karel A van Dort, Carla M S Ribeiro, Agata Drewniak, Teunis B H Geijtenbeek
The mechanisms by which human immunodeficiency virus 1 (HIV-1) avoids immune surveillance by dendritic cells (DCs), and thereby prevents protective adaptive immune responses, remain poorly understood. Here we showed that HIV-1 actively arrested antiviral immune responses by DCs, which contributed to efficient HIV-1 replication in infected individuals. We identified the RNA helicase DDX3 as an HIV-1 sensor that bound abortive HIV-1 RNA after HIV-1 infection and induced DC maturation and type I interferon responses via the signaling adaptor MAVS...
February 2017: Nature Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973764/aerosol-delivery-of-functionalized-gold-nanoparticles-target-and-activate-dendritic-cells-in-a-3d-lung-cellular-model
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Kleanthis Fytianos, Savvina Chortarea, Laura Rodriguez-Lorenzo, Fabian Blank, Christophe von Garnier, Alke Petri-Fink, Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser
Nanocarrier design combined with pulmonary drug delivery holds great promise for the treatment of respiratory tract disorders. In particular, targeting of dendritic cells that are key immune cells to enhance or suppress an immune response in the lung is a promising approach for the treatment of allergic diseases. Fluorescently encoded poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA)-coated gold nanoparticles, functionalized with either negative (-COO(-)) or positive (-NH3(+)) surface charges, were functionalized with a DC-SIGN antibody on the particle surface, enabling binding to a dendritic cell surface receptor...
December 19, 2016: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919079/receptor-usage-dictates-hiv-1-restriction-by-human-trim5%C3%AE-in-dendritic-cell-subsets
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Carla M S Ribeiro, Ramin Sarrami-Forooshani, Laurentia C Setiawan, Esther M Zijlstra-Willems, John L van Hamme, Wikky Tigchelaar, Nicole N van der Wel, Neeltje A Kootstra, Sonja I Gringhuis, Teunis B H Geijtenbeek
The most prevalent route of HIV-1 infection is across mucosal tissues after sexual contact. Langerhans cells (LCs) belong to the subset of dendritic cells (DCs) that line the mucosal epithelia of vagina and foreskin and have the ability to sense and induce immunity to invading pathogens. Anatomical and functional characteristics make LCs one of the primary targets of HIV-1 infection. Notably, LCs form a protective barrier against HIV-1 infection and transmission. LCs restrict HIV-1 infection through the capture of HIV-1 by the C-type lectin receptor Langerin and subsequent internalization into Birbeck granules...
December 15, 2016: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874116/understanding-carbohydrate-protein-interactions-using-homologous-supramolecular-chiral-ru-ii-glyconanoclusters
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Harikrishna Bavireddi, Raghavendra Vasudeva Murthy, Madhuri Gade, Sivakoti Sangabathuni, Preeti Madhukar Chaudhary, Catherine Alex, Bernd Lepenies, Raghavendra Kikkeri
Multivalent glycodendrimers make promising tools to tackle the basic and translational research in the field of carbohydrate-mediated interactions. Despite advances in glycodendrimers and glycopolymers, the multivalent probes available to date are still far from being ideal biological mimics. This work demonstrates the inherent chirality of glycodendrimers to be one of the promising factors to generate different spatial carbohydrate micro-environments to modulate specific carbohydrate-protein interactions. By exploiting the host-guest strategy, chiral Ru(ii) complexes (Δ and Λ) and mannose capped β-cyclodextrin (β-CD), we generated a library of homologous metallo-glycodendrimers (MGDs) with sizes of 50-70 nm...
December 1, 2016: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859859/oligomerization-domains-in-the-glycan-binding-receptors-dc-sign-and-dc-signr-sequence-variation-and-stability-differences
#17
Ália Dos Santos, Andreas Hadjivasiliou, Felipe Ossa, Novandy K Lim, Aylin Turgut, Maureen E Taylor, Kurt Drickamer
Human dendritic cell-specific intercellular adhesion molecule-1 grabbing nonintegrin, DC-SIGN, and the sinusoidal endothelial cell receptor DC-SIGNR or L-SIGN, are closely related sugar-binding receptors. DC-SIGN acts both as a pathogen-binding endocytic receptor and as a cell adhesion molecule, while DC-SIGNR has only the pathogen-binding function. In addition to differences in the sugar-binding properties of the carbohydrate-recognition domains in the two receptors, there are sequence differences in the adjacent neck domains, which are coiled-coil tetramerization domains comprised largely of 23-amino acid repeat units...
February 2017: Protein Science: a Publication of the Protein Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832191/dengue-virus-infection-is-through-a-cooperative-interaction-between-a-mannose-receptor-and-clec5a-on-macrophage-as-a-multivalent-hetero-complex
#18
Yen-Lung Lo, Gunn-Guang Liou, Jia-Huei Lyu, Michael Hsiao, Tsui-Ling Hsu, Chi-Huey Wong
Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne viral pandemic disease that is widespread in the tropical and subtropical areas. Dengue virus uses human mannose-binding receptor (MR) and DC-SIGN on macrophages as primary receptors, and CLEC5A as signaling receptor to sense the dengue virus invasion and then to signal and stimulate macrophages to secrete cytokines. But the interplay between MR/DC-SIGN and CLEC5A is unknown. Here we demonstrate a plausible mechanism for the interaction, i.e. MR/DC-SIGN first attracts the virus with high avidity, and the virus concurrently interacts with CLEC5A in close proximity to form a multivalent hetero-complex and facilitate CLEC5A-mediated signal transduction...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27808089/splenic-differentiation-and-emergence-of-ccr5-cxcl9-cxcl10-monocyte-derived-dendritic-cells-in-the-brain-during-cerebral-malaria
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Isabella C Hirako, Marco A Ataide, Lucas Faustino, Patricia A Assis, Elizabeth W Sorensen, Hisashi Ueta, Natalia M Araújo, Gustavo B Menezes, Andrew D Luster, Ricardo T Gazzinelli
Dendritic cells have an important role in immune surveillance. After being exposed to microbial components, they migrate to secondary lymphoid organs and activate T lymphocytes. Here we show that during mouse malaria, splenic inflammatory monocytes differentiate into monocyte-derived dendritic cells (MO-DCs), which are CD11b(+)F4/80(+)CD11c(+)MHCII(high)DC-SIGN(high)Ly6c(+) and express high levels of CCR5, CXCL9 and CXCL10 (CCR5(+)CXCL9/10(+) MO-DCs). We propose that malaria-induced splenic MO-DCs take a reverse migratory route...
November 3, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805009/metformin-uniquely-prevents-thrombosis-by-inhibiting-platelet-activation-and-mtdna-release
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Guang Xin, Zeliang Wei, Chengjie Ji, Huajie Zheng, Jun Gu, Limei Ma, Wenfang Huang, Susan L Morris-Natschke, Jwu-Lai Yeh, Rui Zhang, Chaoyi Qin, Li Wen, Zhihua Xing, Yu Cao, Qing Xia, Yanrong Lu, Ke Li, Hai Niu, Kuo-Hsiung Lee, Wen Huang
Thrombosis and its complications are the leading cause of death in patients with diabetes. Metformin, a first-line therapy for type 2 diabetes, is the only drug demonstrated to reduce cardiovascular complications in diabetic patients. However, whether metformin can effectively prevent thrombosis and its potential mechanism of action is unknown. Here we show, metformin prevents both venous and arterial thrombosis with no significant prolonged bleeding time by inhibiting platelet activation and extracellular mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) release...
November 2, 2016: Scientific Reports
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