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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714776/tissue-localization-of-glycosphingolipid-accumulation-in-a-gaucher-disease-mouse-brain-by-lc-esi-ms-ms-and-high-resolution-maldi-imaging-mass-spectrometry
#1
E Ellen Jones, Wujuan Zhang, Xueheng Zhao, Cristine Quiason, Stephanie Dale, Sheerin Shahidi-Latham, Gregory A Grabowski, Kenneth D R Setchell, Richard R Drake, Ying Sun
To better understand regional brain glycosphingolipid (GSL) accumulation in Gaucher disease (GD) and its relationship to neuropathology, a feasibility study using mass spectrometry and immunohistochemistry was conducted using brains derived from a GD mouse model (4L/PS/NA) homozygous for a mutant GCase (V394L [4L]) and expressing a prosaposin hypomorphic (PS-NA) transgene. Whole brains from GD and control animals were collected using one hemisphere for MALDI FTICR IMS analysis and the other for quantitation by LC-ESI-MS/MS...
July 1, 2017: SLAS Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694168/characterizing-porcine-invariant-natural-killer-t-cells-a-comparative-study-with-nk-cells-and-t-cells
#2
Guan Yang, Bianca L Artiaga, Sarah T Lewis, John P Driver
CD1d-restricted invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cells are innate-like T cells that share phenotypic characteristics of both NK and conventional T cells (Tconv). Although iNKT cells have been well characterized in mice and humans, functional CD1d and CD1d-restricted iNKT cells are not universally expressed in mammals. Swine express iNKT cells that can be detected using α-galactosylceramide (α-GalCer)-loaded CD1d tetramers. In the present study, we characterized iNKT cells from the blood, spleen, lymph node, lung and liver of commercial mixed-breed pigs, and compared their phenotype to NK cells and Tconv...
July 8, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674535/leishmania-infantum-exoproducts-inhibit-human-invariant-nkt-cell-expansion-and-activation
#3
Renata Belo, Nuno Santarém, Cátia Pereira, Begoña Pérez-Cabezas, Fátima Macedo, Maria Leite-de-Moraes, Anabela Cordeiro-da-Silva
Leishmania infantum is one of the major parasite species associated with visceral leishmaniasis, a severe form of the disease that can become lethal if untreated. This obligate intracellular parasite has developed diverse strategies to escape the host immune response, such as exoproducts (Exo) carrying a wide range of molecules, including parasite virulence factors, which are potentially implicated in early stages of infection. Herein, we report that L. infantum Exo and its two fractions composed of extracellular vesicles (EVs) and vesicle-depleted-exoproducts (VDEs) inhibit human peripheral blood invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cell expansion in response to their specific ligand, the glycolipid α-GalactosylCeramide (α-GalCer), as well as their capacity to promptly produce IL-4 and IFNγ...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660574/high-performance-chromatographic-separation-of-cerebrosides
#4
Renaud Sicard, Ralf Landgraf
High-performance thin-layer chromatography (HPTLC) is a very robust, fast, and inexpensive technique that enables separation of complex mixtures. Here, we describe the analytical separation of glucosylceramide and galactosylceramide by HPTLC. This technique can be used for quantitation purposes but also with small modification for subsequent mass spectrum analyses for structural determination.
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655912/galactosylsphingamides-new-%C3%AE-galcer-analogues-to-probe-the-f-pocket-of-cd1d
#5
Joren Guillaume, Jing Wang, Jonas Janssens, Soumya G Remesh, Martijn D P Risseeuw, Tine Decruy, Mathy Froeyen, Dirk Elewaut, Dirk M Zajonc, Serge Van Calenbergh
Invariant Natural Killer T-cells (iNKT-cells) are an attractive target for immune response modulation, as upon CD1d-mediated stimulation with KRN7000, a synthetic α-galactosylceramide, they produce a vast amount of cytokines. Here we present a synthesis that allows swift modification of the phytosphingosine side chain by amidation of an advanced methyl ester precursor. The resulting KRN7000 derivatives, termed α-galactosylsphingamides, were evaluated for their capacity to stimulate iNKT-cells. While introduction of the amide-motif in the phytosphingosine chain is tolerated for CD1d binding and TCR recognition, the studied α-galactosylsphingamides showed compromised antigenic properties...
June 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645718/optimizing-adjuvants-for-intradermal-delivery-of-menc-glycoconjugate-vaccine
#6
Agnese Donadei, Cristiana Balocchi, Maria R Romano, Luigi Panza, Roberto Adamo, Francesco Berti, Derek T O'Hagan, Simona Gallorini, Barbara C Baudner
Intradermal vaccine delivery is a promising alternative to the conventional intramuscular route. The skin layer is immunologically supported by a densely network of antigen presenting cells, while the skeletal muscle is loaded with a relatively sparse population of APCs. Nevertheless, the vaccine to be suitable for intradermal delivery needs a new formulation to facilitate either smaller injection volumes or the introduction into new delivery devises as micro-needles. This study presents a proof of concept for intradermal delivery of the MenC-CRM197 glycoconjugate vaccine using a mouse model...
July 13, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633979/zerumbone-modulates-cd1d-expression-and-lipid-antigen-presentation-pathway-in-breast-cancer-cells
#7
Ritis K Shyanti, Anuradha Sehrawat, Shivendra V Singh, J P N Mishra, Rana P Singh
Natural Killer T (NKT) cells based cancer immunotherapy is an evolving area of cancer therapy, but tumors escape from this treatment modality by altering CD1d expression and its antigen presentation pathway. Here, we have studied the relation of CD1d expression in various breast cancer cell lines to their viability and progression. We observed a novel phenomenon that CD1d expression level increases with the progressive stage of the cancer. A small molecule, zerumbone (ZER) caused down-regulation of CD1d that was accompanied by breast cancer cell growth in vitro...
June 17, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626526/efficient-divergent-synthesis-of-new-immunostimulant-4%C3%A2-modified-%C3%AE-galactosylceramide-analogues
#8
Jonas Janssens, Tine Decruy, Koen Venken, Toshiyuki Seki, Simon Krols, Johan Van der Eycken, Moriya Tsuji, Dirk Elewaut, Serge Van Calenbergh
A synthesis strategy for the swift generation of 4″-modified α-galactosylceramide (α-GalCer) analogues is described, establishing a chemical platform to comprehensively investigate the structure-activity relationships (SAR) of this understudied glycolipid part. The strategy relies on a late-stage reductive ring-opening of a p-methoxybenzylidene (PMP) acetal to regioselectively liberate the 4″-OH position. The expediency of this methodology is demonstrated by the synthesis of a small yet diverse set of analogues, which were tested for their ability to stimulate invariant natural killer T-cells (iNKT) in vitro and in vivo...
June 8, 2017: ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623127/the-inhibition-of-nlrp3-signaling-attenuates-liver-injury-in-an-%C3%AE-galactosylceramide-induced-hepatitis-model
#9
Ayumu Kanbe, Hiroyasu Ito, Yukari Omori, Akira Hara, Mitsuru Seishima
Inflammasomes are involved in innate immune responses. Several NOD-Like receptors (NLRs) participate in the formation of inflammasomes. NACHT, LRR and PYD domains-containing protein 3 (NALP3) belongs to the NLR family and recognizes adenosine triphosphate (ATP), crystals, and Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS). This study examined the effect of inflammasomes on alpha-galactosylceramide (GalCer)-induced liver injury using NALP3-knockout (KO) mice. GalCer administration induced inflammasome activation and IL-1β-maturation...
August 19, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610792/quantitative-and-qualitative-inkt-repertoire-associations-with-disease-susceptibility-and-outcome-in-macaque-tuberculosis-infection
#10
Andrew Chancellor, Andrew White, Anna S Tocheva, Joe R Fenn, Mike Dennis, Liku Tezera, Akul Singhania, Tim Elliott, Marc Tebruegge, Paul Elkington, Stephan Gadola, Sally Sharpe, Salah Mansour
Correlates of immune protection that reliably predict vaccine efficacy against Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) infection are urgently needed. Invariant NKT cells (iNKTs) are CD1d-dependent innate T cells that augment host antimicrobial immunity through production of cytokines, including interferon (IFN)-γ and tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-α. We determined peripheral blood iNKT numbers, their proliferative responses and iNKT subset proportions after in vitro antigen expansion by α-galactosylceramide (αGC) in a large cohort of mycobacteria-naïve non-human primates, and macaques from Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine and Mtb challenge studies...
July 2017: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595061/synthesis-of-a-glucosylated-%C3%AE-s-galactosylceramide-as-potential-immunostimulant
#11
Lei Zhang, Cian Mc Carthy, Xiangming Zhu
Synthesis of a glucosylated α-S-galactosylceramide (1), a potential immunostimulant, was achieved starting from D-galactose. Both O- and S-glycosidic linkages were constructed in highly stereoselective way, and the synthetic strategy could be extended to the synthesis of other α-S-GalCer analogues.
June 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570692/natural-killer-t-cell-sensitization-during-neonatal-respiratory-syncytial-virus-infection-induces-eosinophilic-lung-disease-in-re-infected-adult-mice
#12
Seung Young Lee, Youran Noh, Jung Hyun Goo, Semi Rho, Min Jung Kim, Chang-Yuil Kang, Manki Song, Jae-Ouk Kim
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a major viral pathogen that causes severe lower respiratory tract infections in infants and the elderly worldwide. Infants with severe RSV bronchiolitis tend to experience more wheezing and asthma in later childhood. Because invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cells are associated with the asthma pathology, we investigated whether neonatal iNKT cells are involved in the aggravation of pulmonary diseases following RSV infection in mice. Intranasal exposure to the iNKT cell ligand α-galactosylceramide (α-GC) with RSV primary infection in neonatal mice elicited neither cytokine production (except for a slight increase of IL-5) nor pulmonary eosinophilia, despite the presence of both CD1d+ cells and NKT cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551069/gene-expression-of-sphingolipid-metabolism-pathways-is-altered-in-hidradenitis-suppurativa
#13
Mohammed Dany, Dirk Elston
BACKGROUND: Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a debilitating skin disease characterized by painful recurrent nodules and abscesses caused by chronic inflammation. Early events in the development of HS are believed to occur in the folliculopilosebaceous unit; however, the signaling pathways behind this mechanism are unknown. Sphingolipids, such as ceramide, are essential components of the skin and appendages and have important structural and signaling roles. OBJECTIVE: We sought to explore whether the gene expression of enzymes involved in sphingolipid metabolic pathways is altered in HS...
August 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549432/dendritic-cells-combined-with-tumor-cells-and-%C3%AE-galactosylceramide-induce-a-potent-therapeutic-and-nk-cell-dependent-antitumor-immunity-in-b-cell-lymphoma
#14
Laura Escribà-Garcia, Carmen Alvarez-Fernández, Marta Tellez-Gabriel, Jorge Sierra, Javier Briones
BACKGROUND: Invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cells are a small population of lymphocytes with unique specificity for glycolipid antigens presented by non-polymorphic CD1d receptor on dendritic cells (DCs). iNKT cells play a central role in tumor immunology since they are implicated in the coordination of innate and adaptive immune responses. These cells can be activated with the prototypic lipid α-galactosylceramide (α-GalCer), stimulating interferon gamma (IFN-γ) production and cytokine secretion, which contribute to the enhancement of T cell activation...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526683/autoreactivity-to-sulfatide-by-human-invariant-nkt-cells
#15
Annelein M Stax, Jessica Tuengel, Enrico Girardi, Naoki Kitano, Lenka L Allan, Victor Liu, Dongjun Zheng, William J Panenka, Joren Guillaume, Chi-Huey Wong, Serge van Calenbergh, Dirk M Zajonc, Peter van den Elzen
Invariant NKT (iNKT) cells are innate-like lymphocytes that recognize lipid Ags presented by CD1d. The prototypical Ag, α-galactosylceramide, strongly activates human and mouse iNKT cells, leading to the assumption that iNKT cell physiology in human and mouse is similar. In this article, we report the surprising finding that human, but not mouse, iNKT cells directly recognize myelin-derived sulfatide presented by CD1d. We propose that sulfatide is recognized only by human iNKT cells because of the unique positioning of the 3-O-sulfated β-galactose headgroup...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507675/psychosine-variants-as-antigens-for-natural-killer-t-cells
#16
S Deng, L Kain, C S Pereira, S Mata, M F Macedo, A Bendelac, L Teyton, P B Savage
Natural killer T (NKT) cells play a central role in the interface between innate and adaptive immunity, and alpha-galactosylceramide was recently shown to be an endogenous antigen for these cells. The source of alpha-galactosylceramide has not yet been determined; however, in vivo degradation of alpha-galactosylceramide involves generation of alpha-psychosine (alpha-galactosylsphingosine). Alpha-psychosine stimulates cytokine release from NKT cells and constitutes an endogenous antigen for these cells. Alpha-psychosine contains a single lipid chain, while most antigens for NKT cells have two lipid chains, and we have investigated if other glycolipids with one lipid chain, derived from know antigens for NKT cells, stimulate cytokine release from NKT cells...
March 1, 2017: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488390/mesenchymal-stem-cells-protect-from-acute-liver-injury-by-attenuating-hepatotoxicity-of-liver-nkt-cells-in-inos-and-ido-dependent-manner
#17
Marina Gazdic, Bojana Simovic Markovic, Ljubica Vucicevic, Tamara Nikolic, Valentin Djonov, Nebojsa Arsenijevic, Vladimir Trajkovic, Miodrag L Lukic, Vladislav Volarevic
The effects of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) on phenotype and function of natural killer T (NKT) cells, is not understood. We used concanavalin A (ConA) - and α-galactosylceramide (α-GalCer)-induced liver injury to evaluate effects of MSCs on NKT-dependent hepatotoxicity. Mouse MSCs (mMSCs) significantly reduced Con A- and α-GalCer-mediated hepatitis in C57Bl/6 mice, as demonstrated by histopathological and biochemical analysis, attenuated influx of inflammatory (T-bet(+) TNF-α, IFN-γ producing and GATA3(+) , IL-4-producing) liver NKT cells and down-regulated TNF-α, IFN-γ and IL-4 levels in the sera...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483194/co-localization-of-a-cd1d-binding-glycolipid-with-an-adenovirus-based-malaria-vaccine-for-a-potent-adjuvant-effect
#18
Xiangming Li, Jing Huang, Akira Kawamura, Ryota Funakoshi, Steven A Porcelli, Moriya Tsuji
A CD1d-binding, invariant (i) natural killer T (NKT)-cell stimulatory glycolipid, α-Galactosylceramide (αGalCer), has been shown to act as an adjuvant. We previously identified a fluorinated phenyl ring-modified αGalCer analog, 7DW8-5, displaying a higher binding affinity for CD1d molecule and more potent adjuvant activity than αGalCer. In the present study, 7DW8-5 co-administered intramuscularly (i.m.) with a recombinant adenovirus expressing a Plasmodium yoelii circumsporozoite protein (PyCSP), AdPyCS, has led to a co-localization of 7DW8-5 and a PyCSP in draining lymph nodes (dLNs), particularly in dendritic cells (DCs)...
May 31, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373486/diastereomer-specific-quantification-of-bioactive-hexosylceramides-from-bacteria-and-mammals
#19
Johanna von Gerichten, Kerstin Schlosser, Dominic Lamprecht, Ivan Morace, Matthias Eckhardt, Dagmar Wachten, Richard Jennemann, Hermann-Josef Gröne, Matthias Mack, Roger Sandhoff
Mammals synthesize, cell-type specifically, the diastereomeric hexosylceramides, β-galactosylceramide (GalCer) and β-glucosylceramide (GlcCer), which are involved in several diseases, such as sphingolipidosis, diabetes, chronic kidney diseases, or cancer. In contrast, Bacteroides fragilis, a member of the human gut microbiome, and the marine sponge, Agelas mauritianus, produce α-GalCer, one of the most potent stimulators for invariant natural killer T cells. To dissect the contribution of these individual stereoisomers to pathologies, we established a novel hydrophilic interaction chromatography-based LC-MS(2) method and separated (R > 1...
June 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369855/in-vivo-activation-of-invariant-natural-killer-t-cells-induces-systemic-and-local-alterations-in-t-cell-subsets-prior-to-preterm-birth
#20
N Gomez-Lopez, R Romero, M Arenas-Hernandez, G Schwenkel, D St Louis, S S Hassan, T N Mial
Preterm birth, the leading cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality worldwide, is frequently preceded by spontaneous preterm labour, a syndrome of multiple aetiologies. Pathological inflammation is causally linked to spontaneous preterm labour. Indeed, direct activation of invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cells via α-galactosylceramide induces preterm labour/birth largely by initiating systemic and local (i.e. decidua and myometrium) innate immune responses. Herein, we investigated whether iNKT-cell activation altered local and systemic T-cell subsets...
August 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
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