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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209318/the-major-chromoblastomycosis-etiologic-agent-fonsecaea-pedrosoi-activates-the-nlrp3-inflammasome
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Raffael Júnio Araújo de Castro, Isaque Medeiros Siqueira, Márcio Sousa Jerônimo, Angelina Maria Moreschi Basso, Paulo Henrique de Holanda Veloso Junior, Kelly Grace Magalhães, Luiza Chaves Leonhardt, Stephan Alberto Machado de Oliveira, Pedro Henrique Bürgel, Aldo Henrique Tavares, Anamélia Lorenzetti Bocca
Fonsecaea pedrosoi is the main etiologic agent of chromoblastomycosis (CBM), one of the most prevalent subcutaneous mycosis in tropical and subtropical countries. CBM is a poorly characterized chronic infection that commonly starts after transcutaneous inoculation of conidia and saprophytic hyphae of F. pedrosoi. Recently, we have shown that unlike conidia, hyphae and muriform cells (the parasitic morphotype) of F. pedrosoi promotes an intense inflammatory response pattern in vivo, which comprises the production of an inflammasome-derived cytokine, IL-1β...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208681/hemitam-a-single-tyrosine-motif-that-packs-a-punch
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REVIEW
Björn Bauer, Alexander Steinle
Innate immune cells sense danger through a plethora of germline-encoded receptors that recognize pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) or cellular molecules that are exposed only by stressed, infected, malignant, or dead cells. Many of these danger-sensing receptors belong to the C-type lectin-like superfamily (CLSF) and therefore are called C-type lectin-like receptors (CTLRs). Certain activating CTLRs, namely, CLEC-2, Dectin-1, DNGR-1, NKp80, and NKp65, which are encoded by genes that are clustered together in a subregion of the mammalian natural killer gene complex (NKC), use a single copy tyrosine signaling module termed the hemi-immunoreceptor tyrosine-based activation motif (hemITAM)...
December 5, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202301/spleen-tyrosine-kinase-inhibition-ameliorates-airway-inflammation-through-modulation-of-nlrp3-inflammosome-and-th17-treg-axis
#3
Divyesh Patel, Sagar Gaikwad, Naveen Challagundla, Manish Nivsarkar, Reena Agrawal-Rajput
Repeated exposure to the fungal pathogen Aspergillus fumigates triggers spleen tyrosine kinase (SYK) signalling through dectin-1 activation, which is associated with deleterious airway inflammation. β-Glucan-induced dectin-1 signalling activates the NLRP3 inflammasome, which in turn rapidly produces IL-1β, a master regulator of inflammation. IL-1β expression results in Th17/Treg imbalance, pulmonary inflammation, and bystander tissue injury. This study reports that 3,4 methylenedioxy-β-nitrostyrene (MNS), a potent SYK inhibitor, markedly decreased the expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines and increased the expression of anti-inflammatory cytokines in vitro...
December 1, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187337/prr-signaling-during-in-vitro-macrophage-differentiation-from-progenitors-modulates-their-subsequent-response-to-inflammatory-stimuli
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Alba Martínez, Cristina Bono, Javier Megías, Alberto Yáñez, Daniel Gozalbo, M Luisa Gil
Toll-like receptor (TLR) agonists drive hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs) to differentiate along the myeloid lineage in vitro and also in vivo following infection. In this study, we used an in vitro model of HSPC differentiation to investigate the functional consequences (cytokine production) that exposing HSPCs to various pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) and Candida albicans cells have on the subsequently derived macrophages. Mouse HSPCs (Lin- cells) were cultured with GM-CSF to induce macrophage differentiation in the presence or absence of the following pattern recognition receptor (PRR) agonists: Pam3CSK4 (TLR2 ligand), LPS (TLR4 ligand), depleted zymosan (which only activates Dectin-1), or inactivated C...
September 1, 2017: European Cytokine Network
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174675/designing-an-immunocyte-targeting-delivery-system-by-use-of-beta-glucan
#5
Noriko Miyamoto, Shinichi Mochizuki, Kazuo Sakurai
A β-1,3-d-glucan called Schizophyllan (SPG) can form a novel complex with homo oligodeoxynucleotides (ODNs) via the combination of hydrogen bonding and hydrophobic interactions. Dectin-1 is a major receptor involved in the recognition of β-1,3-d-glucans and expressed on antigen presenting cells (APCs) including macrophages, dendritic cells, monocytes, neutrophils, and a subset of T cells. Therefore, the SPG/ODN complex can be used as APCs cell-specific delivery of functional ODNs including unmethylated CpG sequences (CpG-ODNs)...
November 22, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170665/canonical-stimulation-of-the-nlrp3-inflammasome-by-fungal-antigens-links-innate-and-adaptive-b-lymphocyte-responses-by-modulating-il-1%C3%AE-and-igm-production
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Mohamed F Ali, Harika Dasari, Virginia P Van Keulen, Eva M Carmona
The NLRP3 inflammasome is activated in response to different bacterial, viral, and fungal pathogens and serves as modulator of different pattern recognition receptors signaling pathways. One of the main functions of NLRP3 is to participate in IL-1β maturation which is important in the host defense against Pneumocystis and other fungal infections. However, dysregulation of NLRP3 and IL-1β secretion are also implicated in the pathophysiology of many auto-inflammatory disorders. Often time's inflammatory flares are preceded by infectious illnesses questioning the role of infection in autoimmune exacerbations...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163499/fc%C3%AE%C2%B5ri-%C3%AE-chain-negatively-modulates-dectin-1-responses-in-dendritic-cells
#7
Yi-Gen Pan, Yen-Ling Yu, Chi-Chien Lin, Lewis L Lanier, Ching-Liang Chu
The inhibitory effect of immunoreceptor tyrosine-based activation motif (ITAM)-containing adapters DAP12 and FcεRI γ-chain (FcRγ) has been found in many immune functions. Herein, we have further explored the role of these adapters in C-type lectin receptors response. We identified that FcRγ, but not DAP12, could negatively regulate the Dectin-1 responses in dendritic cells (DCs). Loss of FcRγ or both DAP12 and FcRγ enhanced the maturation and cytokine production in DCs upon Dectin-1 activation compared to normal cells, whereas DCs lacking only DAP12 showed little changes...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156562/biodegradable-chitosan-decreases-the-immune-response-to-trichinella-spiralis-in-mice
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Klaudia Brodaczewska, Natalia Wolaniuk, Katarzyna Lewandowska, Katarzyna Donskow-Łysoniewska, Maria Doligalska
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the potential of chitosan units released during natural degradation of the polymer to activate the immune system against T. spiralis infection. High molecular weight chitosan was injected intraperitoneally into C57BL/6 mice. Flow cytometry and cytokine concentration, measured by ELISA, were used to characterize peritoneal cell populations during T. spiralis infection. The strong chemo-attractive properties of chitosan caused considerable infiltration into the peritoneal cavity of CD11b⁺ cells, with reduced expression of MHC class II, CD80, CD86, Dectin-1 or CD23 receptors in comparison to T...
November 18, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118175/predicting-invasive-aspergillosis-in-haematology-patients-by-combining-clinical-and-genetic-risk-factors-with-early-diagnostic-biomarkers
#9
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/29110339/role-of-dectin-1-receptor-on-cytokine-production-by-human-monocytes-challenged-with-paracoccidioides-brasiliensis
#10
Alexandre Giannecchini Romagnolo, Juliana Carvalho de Quaglia E Silva, Amanda Manoel Della Coletta, Taiane Priscila Gardizani, Ana Teresa Loyola Martins, Graziela Gorete Romagnoli, Ramon Kaneno, Angela Maria Victoriano de Campos Soares, Julio Defaveri, Luciane Alarcão Dias-Melicio
Fungal recognition by Dectin-1 receptor triggers a series of cellular mechanisms involved in a protective activation of the immune system. In this study we aimed to evaluate the participation of Dectin-1 receptor in the induction of IL-8, TNF-α, IL-12, IL-10 and IL-17A secretion by human monocytes activated with different cytokines, and challenged in vitro with Paracoccidioides brasiliensis (P. brasiliensis). Our results show that monocytes challenged with P. brasiliensis (Pb265) are able to produce IL-12, IL-8, IL-17, IL-10, and TNF-α...
November 6, 2017: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110065/fungi-in-gastrointestinal-tracts-of-human-and-mice-from-community-to-functions
#11
REVIEW
Jiayan Li, Daiwen Chen, Bing Yu, Jun He, Ping Zheng, Xiangbing Mao, Jie Yu, Junqiu Luo, Gang Tian, Zhiqing Huang, Yuheng Luo
Fungi are often ignored in studies on gut microbes because of their low level of presence (making up only 0.1% of the total microorganisms) in the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) of monogastric animals. Recent studies using novel technologies such as next generation sequencing have expanded our understanding on the importance of intestinal fungi in humans and animals. Here, we provide a comprehensive review on the fungal community, the so-called mycobiome, and their functions from recent studies in humans and mice...
November 6, 2017: Microbial Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099934/a-dectin-1-caspase-8-pathway-licenses-canonical-caspase-1-inflammasome-activation-and-il-1%C3%AE-release-in-response-to-a-pathogenic-fungus
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Natália Ketelut-Carneiro, Sreya Ghosh, Stuart M Levitz, Katherine A Fitzgerald, João Santana da Silva
Paracoccidioides brasiliensis is equipped with an arsenal of virulence factors that are crucial for causing infection. Our group previously defined the NLRP3 inflammasome as a mediator of P. brasiliensis-induced cell damage recognition, and induction of effective Th1 immune responses. However, deficiency of caspase-1 only partially reduced IL-1β levels. Here we identify an additional pathway for IL-1β production in response to P. brasiliensis infection. P. brasiliensis initiated caspase-8-mediated IL-1β production, an event that was necessary for transcriptional priming and posttranslational processing of pro-IL-1β...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078091/hmgb1-mediates-aspergillus-fumigatus-induced-inflammatory-response-in-alveolar-macrophages-of-copd-mice-via-activating-myd88-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-syk-pi3k-signalings
#13
Pengpeng Zhang, Xiaofeng Xin, Liping Fang, Hao Jiang, Xiaoyong Xu, Xin Su, Yi Shi
The incidence and mortality of Aspergillus fumigatus (A. fumigatus) infected chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients are increasing. HMGB1, which mediates inflammatory response, is increased in COPD patients. However, the role and mechanism of HMGB1 in A. fumigatus-infected alveolar macrophages of COPD mice remain unknown. Alveolar macrophages isolated from COPD mice were infected with A. fumigatus conidia and then HMGB1 expression was assayed. The levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines, which was confirmed by TLR2/4 or Dectin-1 siRNA, RAGE, Dectin-1, and TLR2/4 levels were assayed after HMGB1 knockdown...
October 24, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068000/%C3%AE-glucans-in-food-modify-colonic-microflora-by-inducing-antimicrobial-protein-calprotectin-in-a-dectin-1-induced-il-17f-dependent-manner
#14
T Kamiya, C Tang, M Kadoki, K Oshima, M Hattori, S Saijo, Y Adachi, N Ohno, Y Iwakura
Dectin-1 (gene symbol: Clec7a) is a receptor for β-glucans that play an important role for the host defense against fungi. Recently, we showed that Clec7a(-/-) mice are resistant against dextran sodium sulfate (DSS)-induced colitis because of regulatory T-cell population expansion in the colon. The regulatory T-cell expansion is caused by expansion of commensal Lactobacillus murinus whose growth is suppressed by an antimicrobial protein, calprotectin S100A8/A9. In this report, we showed that S100A8 was mainly produced by mouse colonic epithelial cells...
October 25, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058172/the-expression-of-dectin-1-irak1-and-rip2-during-the-host-response-to-aspergillus-fumigatus
#15
Jinguo Liu, Lin Yu, Cuicui Chen, Jian Zhou, Xin Gong, Dandan Li, Dongni Hou, Yuanlin Song, Changzhou Shao
BACKGROUND: C-type lectin receptors (CLRs), Toll-like receptors (TLRs), and Nod-like receptors (NLRs) have the ability to recognize Aspergillus fumigatus (A. fumigates) and induce innate immune response. Dectin-1 is a well-described CLR, while interleukin-1 receptor-associated kinase 1 (Irak1) and receptor-interacting protein 2 (Rip2) are pivotal adaptor proteins of TLRs and NLRs signaling pathways, respectively. OBJECTIVES: Our primary aim is to elucidate whether Dectin-1 regulates the expression of Irak1 and Rip2, and confirm that CLRs, TLRs, and NLRs pathways act synergistically in response to A...
October 23, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051097/production-of-low-molecular-weight-soluble-yeast-%C3%AE-glucan-by-an-acid-degradation-method
#16
Yuina Ishimoto, Ken-Ichi Ishibashi, Daisuke Yamanaka, Yoshiyuki Adachi, Ken Kanzaki, Yoichiro Iwakura, Naohito Ohno
β-glucan is widely distributed in nature as water soluble and insoluble forms. Both forms of β-glucan are utilized in several fields, especially for functional foods. Yeast β-glucan is a medically important insoluble particle. Solubilization of yeast β-glucan may be valuable for improving functional foods and in medicinal industries. In the present study, we applied an acid degradation method to solubilize yeast β-glucan and found that β-glucan was effectively solubilized to low-molecular weight β-glucans by 45% sulfuric acid treatment at 20°C...
October 16, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042988/toll-like-receptor-2-and-dectin-1-function-as-promising-biomarker-for-aspergillus-fumigatus-infection
#17
Peng-Peng Zhang, Xiao-Feng Xin, Xiao-Yong Xu, Li-Ping Fang, Jie Wu, Yi Shi
In recent years, along with the wide application of organ transplantation and immunosuppressive agents, as well as the abuse of broad spectrum antibiotics, the incidence of invasive fungal infections has been increasing gradually. The present study aimed to identify novel biomarkers in cells infected with Aspergillus fumigatus. Human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) were infected with Aspergillus fumigatus and then harvested at different time-points (0, 1, 2, 4 and 6 h). The expression Toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2) and dectin-1 expression were examined using flow cytometry and western blotting, and fluorescence-based microscopy was used to evaluate their distribution...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983472/aspartic-proteases-and-major-cell-wall-components-in-candida-albicans-trigger-the-release-of-neutrophil-extracellular-traps
#18
Marcin Zawrotniak, Oliwia Bochenska, Justyna Karkowska-Kuleta, Karolina Seweryn-Ozog, Wataru Aoki, Mitsuyoshi Ueda, Andrzej Kozik, Maria Rapala-Kozik
Neutrophils use different mechanisms to cope with pathogens that invade the host organism. The most intriguing of these responses is a release of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) composed of decondensed chromatin and granular proteins with antimicrobial activity. An important potential target of NETs is Candida albicans-an opportunistic fungal pathogen that employs morphological and phenotype switches and biofilm formation during contact with neutrophils, accompanied by changes in epitope exposition that mask the pathogen from host recognition...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980210/photobiomodulation-therapy-improves-acute-inflammatory-response-in-mice-the-role-of-cannabinoid-receptors-atp-sensitive-k-channel-p38-mapk-signalling-pathway
#19
Laís M S Neves, Elaine C D Gonçalves, Juliana Cavalli, Graziela Vieira, Larissa R Laurindo, Róli R Simões, Igor S Coelho, Adair R S Santos, Alexandre M Marcolino, Maíra Cola, Rafael C Dutra
Although photobiomodulation therapy (PBM) has been applied clinically for the treatment of pain and inflammation, wound healing, sports and soft tissue injuries, as well as to repair injured spinal cords and peripheral nerves, it remains unclear which molecular substrates (receptor) are implicated in the cellular mechanisms of PBM. Here, we reported that PBM (660 nm, 30 mW, 0.06 cm(2), 50 J/cm(2), plantar irradiation) significantly inhibited carrageenan-induced paw oedema, but not noxious thermal response, through positive modulation to both CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptors...
October 4, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976036/overexpression-of-nlrp3-nlrc4-and-aim2-inflammasomes-and-their-priming-associated-molecules-tlr2-tlr4-dectin-1-dectin-2-and-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb-in-malassezia-folliculitis
#20
Ni Liang, Yan-Ping Yang, Wei Li, Ya-Yun Wu, Zi-Wei Zhang, Yun Luo, Yi-Ming Fan
The activation of NLRP3, NLRC4 and AIM2 inflammasomes is pivotal for innate immunity against some pathogenic fungi, but their role in the pathogenesis of Malassezia folliculitis (MF) remains unclear. The objective of the study was to determine the expression of 4 canonical inflammasomes (NLRP1, NLRP3, NLRC4 and AIM2) and their priming-associated molecules (TLR2, TLR4, Dectin-1, Dectin-2 and NFκB) in MF lesion. Expression of NLRP1, NLRP3, NLRC4, AIM2, caspase-1, IL-1β, TLR2, TLR4, Dectin-1, Dectin-2 and NFκB was detected by immunohistochemistry in skin lesion of 23 MF patients and normal skin of 12 healthy subjects...
October 4, 2017: Mycoses
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