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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031265/the-carbohydrate-lectin-receptor-dectin-1-mediates-immune-response-to-exserohilum-rostratum
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Jennifer L Reedy, Paige E Negoro, Marianela Feliu, Allison K Lord, Nida S Khan, Dan P Lukason, Nathan P Wiederhold, Jenny M Tam, Michael K Mansour, Thomas F Patterson, Jatin M Vyas
Dematiaceous molds are found ubiquitously in the environment and cause a wide spectrum of human disease including infections associated with high rates of mortality. Despite this, the mechanism of innate immune response has been less well studied, although it is key in the clearance of fungal pathogens. Here, we focus on Exserohilum rostratum, a dematiaceous mold that caused 751 infections during a multistate outbreak due to injection of contaminated methylprednisolone. We show that macrophages are incapable of phagocytosing Exserohilum Despite lack of phagocytosis, macrophage production of TNFα is triggered by hyphae, but not spores, and depends upon Dectin-1, a C-type lectin receptor...
December 28, 2016: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027502/bioactive-polysaccharide-based-ph-sensitive-polymers-for-cytoplasmic-delivery-of-antigen-and-activation-of-antigen-specific-immunity
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Eiji Yuba, Ayaka Yamaguchi, Yuta Yoshizaki, Atsushi Harada, Kenji Kono
For establishment of cancer immunotherapy, antigen carriers are needed which have functions not only to deliver antigen into cytosol of dendritic cells (DCs), which induces antigen-specific cellular immune responses, but also to activate DCs. We previously reported cytoplasmic delivery of antigen using liposomes modified with pH-sensitive polymers such as carboxylated poly(glycidol)s or dextran. Modification using these polymers provides stable liposomes with pH-sensitive fusogenic/membrane-disruptive ability...
December 22, 2016: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003968/effects-of-retinoic-acid-receptor-%C3%AE-on-the-aspergillus-fumigatus-induced-innate-immunity-response-in-human-corneal-epithelial-cells
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Xiao-Chen Wang, Gui-Qiu Zhao, Jing Lin, Cui Li, Nan Jiang, Jie Zhang
AIM: To explore the effects of retinoic acid receptor-γ (RARγ) on innate immune responses against Aspergillus fumigatus (A. fumigatus) in cultured human corneal epithelial cells (HCECs). METHODS: The HCECs were stimulated with A. fumigatus hyphae for 0, 2, 4, 8, 12 and 16h. RARγ mRNA and protein levels were tested by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) and Western blot. Then HCECs were pretreated with or without BMS961 (RARγ agonist, 1 µg/mL)...
2016: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999759/dectin-1-activated-dendritic-cells-a-potent-th9-cell-inducer-for-tumor-immunotherapy
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Jintong Chen, Yinghua Zhao, Xiao Chu, Yong Lu, Siqing Wang, Qing Yi
Dendritic cell (DC)-based immunotherapy has great promise for cancer treatment. We have recently demonstrated that dectin-1-activated DCs trigger potent antitumor Th9 cells in vivo. Dectin-1-activated DC-induced antitumor responses rely on the induced Th9/IL-9. These findings offer new strategies for the development of more effective DC vaccines in tumor immunotherapy.
2016: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994015/newly-formed-endothelial-cells-regulate-myeloid-cell-activity-following-spinal-cord-injury-via-expression-of-cd200-ligand
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Merav Cohen, Hila Ben-Yehuda, Ziv Porat, Catarina Raposo, Siamon Gordon, Michal Schwartz
: The central nervous system (CNS) is endowed with several immune-related mechanisms that contribute to its protection and maintenance in homeostasis and under pathology. Here, we discovered an additional mechanism that controls inflammatory responses within the CNS milieu under injurious conditions, involving CD200 ligand (CD200L) expressed by newly-formed endothelial cells. We observed that CD200L is constitutively expressed in the mouse healthy CNS by endothelial cells of the blood-cerebrospinal fluid barrier and of the spinal cord meninges, but not by the endothelium of the blood-spinal cord barrier...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993972/differential-macrophage-polarization-from-pneumocystis-in-immunocompetent-and-immunosuppressed-hosts-potential-adjunctive-therapy-during-pneumonia
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Vijayalakshmi Nandakumar, Deanne Hebrink, Paige Jenson, Theodore Kottom, Andrew Limper
We explored differential polarization of macrophages during infection using a rat model of Pneumocystis pneumonia. We observed enhanced pulmonary M1 macrophage polarization in immunosuppressed (IS) hosts, but an M2 predominant response in immunocompetent (IC) hosts following Pneumocystis carinii (Pc) challenge. Increased inflammation and iNOS levels characterized the M1 response. However, macrophage ability to produce nitric oxide was defective. In contrast, the lungs of IC animals revealed a prominent M2 gene signature and these macrophages effectively elicited an oxidative burst associated with clearance of Pneumocystis In addition, during Pc-infection the expression of Dectin-1, a critical receptor for recognition and clearance of Pc, was upregulated in macrophages of IC animals but was suppressed in IS animals...
December 19, 2016: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989425/curdlan-induces-selective-mast-cell-degranulation-without-concomitant-release-of-ltc4-il-6-or-ccl2
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Valéria C Barbosa-Lorenzi, Simon Peyda, Annika Scheynius, Gunnar Nilsson, Carolina Lunderius-Andersson
Mast cells are sentinel cells with a tissue-specific localization in the interface between the host and the external environment. Their quick and selective response upon encountering pathogens is part of the innate host response and typically initiates the following adaptive immune response. Among several pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) involved in the recognition of pathogens by mast cells, the C-type lectin receptor Dectin-1 has been associated with the recognition of fungi. Our previous studies have shown that mast cells are the predominant cell type expressing Dectin-1 in human skin, and they also recognize and respond to Malassezia sympodialis by producing cytokines connected to the innate host response and upregulating the expression of Dectin-1...
December 6, 2016: Immunobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926862/vav-proteins-are-key-regulators-of-card9-signaling-for-innate-antifungal-immunity
#8
Susanne Roth, Hanna Bergmann, Martin Jaeger, Assa Yeroslaviz, Konstantin Neumann, Paul-Albert Koenig, Clarissa Prazeres da Costa, Lesley Vanes, Vinod Kumar, Melissa Johnson, Mauricio Menacho-Márquez, Bianca Habermann, Victor L Tybulewicz, Mihai Netea, Xosé R Bustelo, Jürgen Ruland
Fungal infections are major causes of morbidity and mortality, especially in immunocompromised individuals. The innate immune system senses fungal pathogens through Syk-coupled C-type lectin receptors (CLRs), which signal through the conserved immune adaptor Card9. Although Card9 is essential for antifungal defense, the mechanisms that couple CLR-proximal events to Card9 control are not well defined. Here, we identify Vav proteins as key activators of the Card9 pathway. Vav1, Vav2, and Vav3 cooperate downstream of Dectin-1, Dectin-2, and Mincle to engage Card9 for NF-κB control and proinflammatory gene transcription...
December 6, 2016: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920777/physical-interaction-of-t-cells-with-dendritic-cells-is-not-required-for-the-immunomodulatory-effects-of-the-edible-mushroom-agaricus-subrufescens
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Ruud H P Wilbers, Lotte B Westerhof, Jan van de Velde, Geert Smant, Debbie R van Raaij, Anton S M Sonnenberg, Jaap Bakker, Arjen Schots
Mushrooms are well known for their immunomodulating capacities. However, little is known about how mushroom-stimulated dendritic cells (DCs) affect T cells. Therefore, we investigated the effect of mushroom compounds derived from seven edible mushroom species on DCs, their fate in DCs, and the effect of the mushroom-stimulated DCs on T cells. Each mushroom species stimulated DCs in a different manner as was revealed from the DC's cytokine response. Assessing DC maturation revealed that only one mushroom species, Agaricus subrufescens, induced complete DC maturation...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912071/classical-and-alternative-macrophages-have-impaired-function-during-acute-and-chronic-hiv-1-infection
#10
Leonardo J Galvão-Lima, Milena S Espíndola, Luana S Soares, Fabiana A Zambuzi, Maira Cacemiro, Caroline Fontanari, Valdes R Bollela, Fabiani G Frantz
OBJECTIVES: Three decades after HIV recognition and its association with AIDS development, many advances have emerged - especially related to prevention and treatment. Undoubtedly, the development of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) dramatically changed the future of the syndrome that we know today. In the present study, we evaluate the impact of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy on macrophage function and its relevance to HIV pathogenesis. METHODS: PBMCs were isolated from blood samples and monocytes (CD14+ cells) were purified...
November 29, 2016: Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898740/kluyveromyces-marxianus-and-saccharomyces-boulardii-induce-distinct-levels-of-dendritic-cell-cytokine-secretion-and-significantly-different-t-cell-responses-in-vitro
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Ida M Smith, Adam Baker, Jeffrey E Christensen, Teun Boekhout, Hanne Frøkiær, Nils Arneborg, Lene Jespersen
Interactions between members of the intestinal microbiota and the mucosal immune system can significantly impact human health, and in this context, fungi and food-related yeasts are known to influence intestinal inflammation through direct interactions with specialized immune cells in vivo. The aim of the present study was to characterize the immune modulating properties of the food-related yeast Kluyveromyces marxianus in terms of adaptive immune responses indicating inflammation versus tolerance and to explore the mechanisms behind the observed responses...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889356/role-of-ptx3-in-corneal-epithelial-innate-immunity-against-aspergillus-fumigatus-infection
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Jie Zhang, Guiqiu Zhao, Jing Lin, Chengye Che, Cui Li, Nan Jiang, Liting Hu, Qian Wang
Pentraxin3 (PTX3), a member of long pentraxin family, plays a non-redundant role in human humoral innate immunity. However, whether PTX3 is expressed by corneal epithelial cells and its role during corneal fungi infection has not yet been investigated. To identify the presence of PTX3 in cornea, the possible mechanisms involved in its expression, and also the effects on corneal anti-fungi innate immune response, clinic human corneal tissues and cultured human corneal epithelial cells (HCECs) were resorted. PTX3 mRNA and protein were detected in corneal samples and cultured HCECs, which was significantly up-regulated after exposing to Aspergillus fumigatus (A...
November 23, 2016: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872213/autocrine-type-i-ifn-signaling-in-dendritic-cells-stimulated-with-fungal-%C3%AE-glucans-or-lipopolysaccharide-promotes-cd8-t-cell-activation
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Nargess Hassanzadeh-Kiabi, Alberto Yáñez, Ivy Dang, Gislâine A Martins, David M Underhill, Helen S Goodridge
Type I IFNs are key mediators of immune defense against viruses and bacteria. Type I IFNs were also previously implicated in protection against fungal infection, but their roles in antifungal immunity have not been thoroughly investigated. A recent study demonstrated that bacterial and fungal β-glucans stimulate IFN-β production by dendritic cells (DCs) following detection by the Dectin-1 receptor, but the effects of β-glucan-induced type I IFNs have not been defined. We investigated whether type I IFNs regulate CD8 T cell activation by fungal β-glucan particle-stimulated DCs...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852745/dectin-1-plays-an-important-role-in-house-dust-mite-induced-allergic-airway-inflammation-through-the-activation-of-cd11b-dendritic-cells
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Takashi Ito, Koichi Hirose, Ayako Norimoto, Tomohiro Tamachi, Masaya Yokota, Aiko Saku, Hiroaki Takatori, Shinobu Saijo, Yoichiro Iwakura, Hiroshi Nakajima
It is well known that sensitization against fungi is closely associated with severity of asthma. Dectin-1 (gene symbol Clec7a), a C-type lectin receptor, recognizes the fungal cell wall component β-glucan, as well as some component(s) in house dust mite (HDM) extract. However, the roles of Dectin-1 in HDM-induced allergic airway inflammation remain unclear. In this study, we used Dectin-1-deficient (Clec7a(-/-)) mice to examine whether Dectin-1 is involved in HDM-induced allergic airway inflammation. We found that HDM-induced eosinophil and neutrophil recruitment into the airways was significantly attenuated in Clec7a(-/-) mice compared with that in wild-type mice...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849179/%C3%AE-1-3-glucan-unmasking-in-some-candida-albicans-mutants-correlates-with-increases-in-cell-wall-surface-roughness-and-decreases-in-cell-wall-elasticity
#15
Sahar Hasim, David P Allison, Scott T Retterer, Alex Hopke, Robert T Wheeler, Mitchel J Doktycz, Todd B Reynolds
Candida albicans is among the most common human fungal pathogens, causing a broad range of infections, including life-threatening systemic infections. The cell wall of C. albicans is the interface between the fungus and the innate immune system. The cell wall is composed of an outer layer enriched in mannosylated glycoproteins (mannan) and an inner layer enriched in β-(1,3)-glucan and chitin. Detection of C. albicans by Dectin-1, a C-type signaling lectin specific for β-(1,3)-glucan, is important for the innate immune system to recognize systemic fungal infections...
January 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814595/particulate-beta-glucan-induces-early-and-late-phagosomal-maturation-in-murine-macrophages
#16
Nida Fatima, Tarun Upadhyay, Deepak Sharma, Rolee Sharma
Beta-glucans are carbohydrates (glucose polymers) found in the cell walls of fungi, yeast, algae, lichens, and plants such as oats and barley. Beta-glucans bind to glucan receptor on phagocytic cells and modify these cells to become "immunologically active" by generating a variety of innate immune responses. Particulate beta-glucan has been specifically shown to engage dectin-1 receptor, which leads to the recruitment and activation of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate oxidase-2 (NOX-2) and release of antimicrobial reactive oxygen species (ROS)...
January 1, 2017: Frontiers in Bioscience (Elite Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807909/induction-of-humoral-and-cellular-immune-response-to-hepatitis-b-virus-hbv-vaccine-can-be-upregulated-by-cpg-oligonucleotides-complexed-with-dectin-1-ligand
#17
H Ito, T Ando, M Nakamura, H Ishida, A Kanbe, K Kobiyama, T Yamamoto, K J Ishii, A Hara, M Seishima, T Ishikawa
A persistent hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is characterized by a lack of or a weak immune response to HBV, which may be reflective of tolerance to HBV. Efficient induction of HBV-specific immune response leads to the clearance of HBV in patients with a chronic HBV infection. CpG oligodeoxynucleotides (ODN) has a powerful adjuvant effect in HBV vaccination. A recent report demonstrated that the immunization by B/K CpG ODN (K3) wrapped by the nonagonistic Dectin-1 ligand, schizophyllan (SPG), namely K3-SPG, was more effective in the induction of antigen-specific immune response than that by K3...
November 3, 2016: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803850/the-role-of-dectin-1-raf-1-signal-cascade-in-innate-immune-of-human-corneal-epithelial-cells-against-aspergillus-fumigatus-infection
#18
Gui-Qiu Zhao, Jing Lin, Li-Ting Hu, Xiao-Ni Yin, Qian Wang, Qiang Xu, Hui Li
AIM: To investigate the expression of the v-raf-1 murine leukemia viral oncogene homolog 1 (Raf-1) and its role in the innate immune response of human corneal epithelial cells (HCECs) infected by Aspergillus fumigatus. METHODS: HCECs were cultured in vitro. They were randomly divided into 4 groups, including control group, Aspergillus fumigatus group, GW5074 (an inhibitor of Raf-1) group and Laminarin [an inhibitor of Dendriti-cell-associated C-type lectin 1 (Dectin-1)] group...
2016: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793997/age-specific-adjuvant-synergy-dual-tlr7-8-and-mincle-activation-of-human-newborn-dendritic-cells-enables-th1-polarization
#19
Simon D van Haren, David J Dowling, Willemina Foppen, Dennis Christensen, Peter Andersen, Steven G Reed, Robert M Hershberg, Lindsey R Baden, Ofer Levy
Due to functionally distinct cell-mediated immunity, newborns and infants are highly susceptible to infection with intracellular pathogens. Indeed, neonatal Ag-presenting dendritic cells (DCs) demonstrate impaired Th1 responses to many candidate adjuvants, including most TLR agonists (TLRAs). Combination adjuvantation systems may provide enhanced immune activation but have typically been developed without regard to the age of the target population. We posited that distinct combinations of TLRAs and C-type lectin receptor agonists may enhance Th1 responses of newborn DCs...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784631/structural-and-functional-annotation-of-human-fam26f-a-multifaceted-protein-having-a-critical-role-in-the-immune-system
#20
Uzma Malik, Aneela Javed, Amjad Ali, Kashif Asghar
BACKGROUND: Human immune system is a complex amalgam of a greatly diverse ensemble comprising of various cellular and non-cellular components, including proteins. FAM26F (family with sequence similarity 26, member F) is a relatively recently identified gene reported to play important role in diverse immune responses. Numerous studies have reported FAM26F to be differentially expressed in several viral, bacterial and parasitic infections, in certain pathophysiological conditions such as heart and liver transplantation, and in several cancers...
January 15, 2017: Gene
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