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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449556/cd1d-dependent-immune-suppression-mediated-by-regulatory-b-cells-through-modulations-of-inkt-cells
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K Oleinika, E C Rosser, D E Matei, K Nistala, A Bosma, I Drozdov, C Mauri
Regulatory B cells (Breg) express high levels of CD1d that presents lipid antigens to invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cells. The function of CD1d in Breg biology and iNKT cell activity during inflammation remains unclear. Here we show, using chimeric mice, cell depletion and adoptive cell transfer, that CD1d-lipid presentation by Bregs induces iNKT cells to secrete interferon (IFN)-γ to contribute, partially, to the downregulation of T helper (Th)1 and Th17-adaptive immune responses and ameliorate experimental arthritis...
February 15, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448959/impaired-t-cell-mediated-hepatitis-in-peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-alpha-ppar%C3%AE-deficient-mice
#2
Ian N Hines, Michael Kremer, Sherri M Moore, Michael D Wheeler
BACKGROUND: Peroxisome proliferator activated receptor alpha (PPARα), a regulator of enzymes involved in β oxidation, has been reported to influence lymphocyte activation. The purpose of this study was to determine whether PPARα plays a role in T cell-mediated hepatitis induced by Concanavalin A (ConA). METHODS: Wild type (wt) or PPARα-deficient (PPARα -/- ) mice were treated with ConA (15 mg/kg) by intravenous injection 0, 10 or 24 h prior to sacrifice and serum and tissue collection for analysis of tissue injury, cytokine response, T cell activation and characterization...
February 15, 2018: Biological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434853/intracellular-il-4-and-ifn-%C3%AE-expression-in-inkt-cells-from-patients-with-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#3
Agnieszka Bojarska-Junak, Małgorzata Waldowska, Justyna Woś, Sylwia Chocholska, Iwona Hus, Waldemar Tomczak, Michał Dzik, Marek Hus, Jacek Roliński
Malignant B cells in chronic lymphocytic leukemia serve an essential role in the whole immune response, so their interactions with other immune cells are more complex than observed in solid tumors. The latest study results indicate that the immune dysregulation in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) also affects a small population of invariant natural killer T cells (iNKT). Using peripheral blood iNKT cells obtained from patients with CLL, the objective of the present study was to assess the intracellular expression of typical cytokines involved in the Th1 (IFN-γ) and Th2 (IL-4) response pathways following stimulation with the iNKT-specific ligand α-galactosylceramide...
February 2018: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409022/dysregulation-of-kupffer-cells-macrophages-and-natural-killer-t-cells-in-steatohepatitis-in-lxr%C3%AE-knockout-male-mice
#4
Kaori Endo-Umeda, Hiroyuki Nakashima, Naoki Umeda, Shuhji Seki, Makoto Makishima
Liver X receptor (LXR) α expression is mainly localized to metabolic tissues, such as the liver, while LXRβ is ubiquitously expressed. LXRα is activated by oxysterols and plays an important role in the regulation of lipid metabolism in metabolic tissues. In macrophages, LXRs stimulate reverse cholesterol transport and regulate immune responses. Although a high cholesterol diet induces severe steatohepatitis in LXRα-knockout (LXRα-KO) mice, the underlying mechanisms linking lipid metabolism and immune responses remain largely unknown...
February 1, 2018: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29363849/impact-of-th1-th2-cytokine-polarity-induced-by-invariant-nkt-cells-on-the-incidence-of-pregnancy-loss-in-mice
#5
Mari Hoya, Takeshi Nagamatsu, Tatsuya Fujii, Danny J Schust, Hiroko Oda, Naoya Akiba, Takayuki Iriyama, Kei Kawana, Yutaka Osuga, Tomoyuki Fujii
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the association of Th1/Th2 polarity induced by CD1d-restricted invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cells with pregnancy outcome. METHODS: Two types of iNKT cell stimulants with different cytokine induction properties, alpha-galactosylceramide (AGC; Th1-biased inducer), and a sphingosine-truncated derivative of AGC (OCH; Th2-biased inducer) were administered to pregnant mice on day 9.5 post-coitus (pc), and the incidence of pregnancy loss was evaluated...
January 24, 2018: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351991/differing-roles-of-cd1d2-and-cd1d1-proteins-in-type-i-natural-killer-t-cell-development-and-function
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Srinivasan Sundararaj, Jingjing Zhang, S Harsha Krovi, Romain Bedel, Kathryn D Tuttle, Natacha Veerapen, Gurdyal S Besra, Yogesh Khandokar, T Praveena, Jérôme Le Nours, Jennifer L Matsuda, Jamie Rossjohn, Laurent Gapin
MHC class I-like CD1 molecules have evolved to present lipid-based antigens to T cells. Differences in the antigen-binding clefts of the CD1 family members determine the conformation and size of the lipids that are presented, although the factors that shape CD1 diversity remain unclear. In mice, two homologous genes, CD1D1 and CD1D2, encode the CD1d protein, which is essential to the development and function of natural killer T (NKT) cells. However, it remains unclear whether both CD1d isoforms are equivalent in their antigen presentation capacity and functions...
January 19, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321320/hiv-1-specific-iga-monoclonal-antibodies-from-an-hiv-1-vaccinee-mediate-galcer-blocking-and-phagocytosis
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Saintedym Wills, Kwan-Ki Hwang, Pinghuang Liu, S Moses Dennison, Matthew Zirui Tay, Xiaoying Shen, Justin Pollara, Judith T Lucas, Robert Parks, Supachai Rerks-Ngarm, Punnee Pitisuttithum, Sorachai Nitayapan, Jaranit Kaewkungwal, Rasmi Thomas, Jerome H Kim, Nelson L Michael, Merlin L Robb, Mike McRaven, David C Montefiori, Thomas J Hope, Hua-Xin Liao, M Anthony Moody, Guido Ferrari, Barton F Haynes, S Munir Alam, Mattia Bonsignori, Georgia D Tomaras
Vaccine-elicited humoral immune responses comprise an array of antibody forms and specificities with only a fraction contributing to protective host immunity. Elucidation of antibody effector functions responsible for protective immunity against HIV-1 acquisition is a major goal for the HIV-1 vaccine field. Immunoglobulin A (IgA) is an important part of the host defense against pathogens; however, little is known about the role of vaccine-elicited IgA and their capacity to mediate antiviral functions. To identify the antiviral functions of HIV-1-specific IgA elicited by vaccination, we cloned HIV-1 envelope specific IgA monoclonal antibodies by memory B cell cultures from peripheral blood mononuclear cells from an RV144 vaccinee and produced two IgA clonal cell lines (HG129 and HG130) producing native, non-recombinant IgA monoclonal antibodies (mAbs)...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311431/evaluation-of-ph-sensitive-fusogenic-polymer-modified-liposomes-co-loaded-with-antigen-and-%C3%AE-galactosylceramide-as-an-anti-tumor-vaccine
#8
Seiji Okazaki, Tadashi Iwasaki, Eiji Yuba, Shinobu Watarai
pH-Sensitive fusogenic polymer-modified (pH-sensitive) liposomes co-loaded with tumor model antigen, ovalbumin (OVA), and adjuvant, α-galactosylceramide (α-GalCer) were fabricated and administered subcutaneously into mice. The ability of pH-sensitive liposomes containing OVA and α-GalCer to stimulate cellular and humoral immune responses in vivo was compared with OVA-encapsulating pH-sensitive liposomes as well as with OVA alone. After immunization, significant OVA-specific antibodies were detected in the serum...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277006/hiv-internalization-into-oral-and-genital-epithelial-cells-by-endocytosis-and-macropinocytosis-leads-to-viral-sequestration-in-the-vesicles
#9
Aizezi Yasen, Rossana Herrera, Kristina Rosbe, Kathy Lien, Sharof M Tugizov
Recently, we showed that HIV-1 is sequestered, i.e., trapped, in the intracellular vesicles of oral and genital epithelial cells. Here, we investigated the mechanisms of HIV-1 sequestration in vesicles of polarized tonsil, foreskin and cervical epithelial cells. HIV-1 internalization into epithelial cells is initiated by multiple entry pathways, including clathrin-, caveolin/lipid raft-associated endocytosis and macropinocytosis. Inhibition of HIV-1 attachment to galactosylceramide and heparan sulfate proteoglycans, and virus endocytosis and macropinocytosis reduced HIV-1 sequestration by 30-40%...
December 22, 2017: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210987/prophylactic-sublingual-immunization-with-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-subunit-vaccine-incorporating-the-natural-killer-t-cell-agonist-alpha-galactosylceramide-enhances-protective-immunity-to-limit-pulmonary-and-extra-pulmonary-bacterial-burden-in-mice
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Arshad Khan, Shailbala Singh, Gloria Galvan, Chinnaswamy Jagannath, K Jagannadha Sastry
Infection by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) remains a major global concern and the available Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine is poorly efficacious in adults. Therefore, alternative vaccines and delivery strategies focusing on Mtb antigens and appropriate immune stimulating adjuvants are needed to induce protective immunity targeted to the lungs, the primary sites of infections and pathology. We present here evidence in support of mucosal vaccination by the sublingual route in mice using the subunit Mtb antigens Ag85B and ESAT-6 adjuvanted with the glycolipid alpha-galactosylceramide (α-GalCer), a potent natural killer T (NKT) cell agonist...
December 6, 2017: Vaccines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202455/a-simple-clinically-relevant-therapeutic-vaccine-shows-long-term-protection-in-an-aggressive-delayed-treatment-b-lymphoma-model
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Pallab Pradhan, Jardin Leleux, Jiaying Liu, Krishnendu Roy
Despite initial remission after successful treatments, B lymphoma patients often encounter relapses and resistance causing high mortality. Thus, there is a need to develop therapies that prevent relapse by providing long-term protection and, ultimately, lead to functional cure. In this study, our goal was to develop a simple, clinically relevant, and easily translatable therapeutic vaccine that provides durable immune protection against aggressive B cell lymphoma and identify critical immune biomarkers that are predictive of long-term survival...
November 16, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199207/effects-of-plant-sphingolipids-on-inflammatory-stress-in-differentiated-caco-2-cells
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Shinji Yamashita, Takuya Seino, Kazuhiko Aida, Mikio Kinoshita
To determine the mechanism underlying the anti-inflammatory effects of plant sphingolipids, especially plant glucosylceramide (GlcCer), the effects of plant sphingolipids on inflammatory stress in differentiated Caco-2 cells were compared to those of a sphingolipid of animal origin, galactosylceramide (GalCer). Addition of GlcCer or GalCer suppressed cell injury caused lipopolysaccharide (LPS)- and TNF-α-induced inflammatory stress and induction of apoptosis in differentiated Caco-2 cells. There was no difference in the suppressive effect between GlcCer and GalCer...
2017: Journal of Oleo Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183709/unappreciated-diversity-within-the-pool-of-cd1d-restricted-t-cells
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REVIEW
Daniel G Pellicci, Adam P Uldrich
Studies of lipid reactive CD1d-restricted T cells have focussed on α-galactosylceramide reactive semi-invariant Type I NKT cells, which influence a broad range of immune responses. Much less is known about other CD1d-restricted T cells with respect to TCR diversity, function, the types of antigens they recognize and how they specifically recognize antigens presented by CD1d. In this review, we reflect on recent literature that highlights unexpected complexity within the pool of CD1d-restricted T cells and emphasize how TCR diversity greatly broadens the scope of antigen recognition...
November 25, 2017: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163493/alpha-galactosylceramide-cd1d-antibody-fusion-proteins-redirect-invariant-natural-killer-t-cell-immunity-to-solid-tumors-and-promote-prolonged-therapeutic-responses
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REVIEW
Lianjun Zhang, Alena Donda
Major progress in cancer immunotherapies have been obtained by the use of tumor targeting strategies, in particular with the development of bi-functional fusion proteins such as ImmTacs or BiTes, which engage effector T cells for targeted elimination of tumor cells. Given the significance of invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cells in bridging innate and adaptive immunity, we have developed a bi-functional protein composed of the extracellular part of CD1d molecule that was genetically fused to an scFv fragment from high affinity antibodies against HER2 or CEA...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163480/differentiation-of-il-17-producing-invariant-natural-killer-t-cells-requires-expression-of-the-transcription-factor-c-maf
#15
Jhang-Sian Yu, Michito Hamada, Shigeo Ohtsuka, Keigyou Yoh, Satoru Takahashi, Shi-Chuen Miaw
c-Maf belongs to the large Maf family of transcription factors and plays a key role in the regulation of cytokine production and differentiation of TH2, TH17, TFH, and Tr1 cells. Invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cells can rapidly produce large quantity of TH-related cytokines such as IFN-γ, IL-4, and IL-17A upon stimulation by glycolipid antigens, such as α-galactosylceramide (α-GalCer). However, the role of c-Maf in iNKT cells and iNKT cells-mediated diseases remains poorly understood. In this study, we demonstrate that α-GalCer-stimulated iNKT cells express c-Maf transcript and protein...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098499/functional-role-of-natural-killer-t-cells-in-non-obese-pre-diabetes-model-mice
#16
Mikako Saito, Misako Kaburagi, Keiko Otokuni, Genu Takahashi
Pre-diabetic patients have a high risk of developing diabetes as well as other associated diseases. From the viewpoint of risk assessment and to assist the development of protective therapies, we focused on the functional role of natural killer T (NKT) cells in pre-diabetes. We found that the expression of an NKT cell marker gene, Va14-Ja18, was significantly lower in specific tissues/organs such as adipose tissue and pancreas in non-obese pre-diabetes model mice than in their normal littermates. Subsequently, in the pre-diabetes model mice, Va14-Ja18 was activated with α-galactosylceramide (α-GalCer) and its effect on glucose tolerance was estimated...
November 2, 2017: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094183/a-phase-i-vaccination-study-with-dendritic-cells-loaded-with-ny-eso-1-and-%C3%AE-galactosylceramide-induction-of-polyfunctional-t-cells-in-high-risk-melanoma-patients
#17
Olivier Gasser, Katrina J Sharples, Catherine Barrow, Geoffrey M Williams, Evelyn Bauer, Catherine E Wood, Brigitta Mester, Marina Dzhelali, Graham Caygill, Jeremy Jones, Colin M Hayman, Victoria A Hinder, Jerome Macapagal, Monica McCusker, Robert Weinkove, Gavin F Painter, Margaret A Brimble, Michael P Findlay, P Rod Dunbar, Ian F Hermans
Vaccines that elicit targeted tumor antigen-specific T-cell responses have the potential to be used as adjuvant therapy in patients with high risk of relapse. However, the responses induced by vaccines in cancer patients have generally been disappointing. To improve vaccine function, we investigated the possibility of exploiting the immunostimulatory capacity of type 1 Natural killer T (NKT) cells, a cell type enriched in lymphoid tissues that can trigger improved antigen-presenting function in dendritic cells (DCs)...
November 1, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054890/natural-killer-t-cell-immunotherapy-in-combination-with-chemotherapy-induced-immunogenic-cell-death-targets-metastatic-breast-cancer
#18
Simon Gebremeskel, Lynnea Lobert, Kaitlyn Tanner, Brynn Walker, Tora Oliphant, Livia E Clarke, Graham Dellaire, Brent Johnston
Natural killer T (NKT) cells are glycolipid-reactive lymphocytes that promote cancer control. In previous studies, NKT-cell activation improved survival and antitumor immunity in a postsurgical mouse model of metastatic breast cancer. Herein, we investigated whether NKT-cell activation could be combined with chemotherapeutic agents to augment therapeutic outcomes. Gemcitabine and cyclophosphamide analogues enhanced the potential immunogenicity of 4T1 mammary carcinoma cells by increasing the expression of antigen-presenting molecules (MHC-I, MHC-II, and CD1d) and promoting exposure or release of immunogenic cell death markers (calreticulin, HMGB1, and ATP)...
December 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043774/augmenting-influenza-specific-t-cell-memory-generation-with-a-natural-killer-t-cell-dependent-glycolipid-peptide-vaccine
#19
Regan J Anderson, Jasmine Li, Lukasz Kedzierski, Benjamin J Compton, Colin M Hayman, Taryn L Osmond, Ching-Wen Tang, Kathryn J Farrand, Hui-Fern Koay, Catarina Filipa Dos Santos Sa E Almeida, Lauren R Holz, Geoffrey M Williams, Margaret A Brimble, Zhongfang Wang, Marios Koutsakos, Katherine Kedzierska, Dale I Godfrey, Ian F Hermans, Stephen J Turner, Gavin F Painter
The development of a universal vaccine for influenza A virus (IAV) that does not require seasonal modification is a long-standing health goal, particularly in the context of the increasing threat of new global pandemics. Vaccines that specifically induce T cell responses are of considerable interest because they can target viral proteins that are more likely to be shared between different virus strains and subtypes and hence provide effective cross-reactive IAV immunity. From a practical perspective, such vaccines should induce T cell responses with long-lasting memory, while also being simple to manufacture and cost-effective...
November 17, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024788/thermostability-of-the-coating-antigen-and-immunostimulator-in-an-adjuvanted-oral-capsule-vaccine-formulation
#20
Stephanie Longet, Vincenzo Aversa, Daire O'Donnell, Joshua Tobias, Monica Rosa, Jan Holmgren, Ivan S Coulter, Ed C Lavelle
Oral vaccines present an attractive alternative to injectable vaccines for enteric diseases due to ease of delivery and the induction of intestinal immunity at the site of infection. However, susceptibility to gastrointestinal proteolysis, limited transepithelial uptake and a lack of clinically acceptable adjuvants present significant challenges. A further challenge to mass vaccination in developing countries is the very expensive requirement to maintain the cold chain. We recently described the effectiveness of a Single Multiple Pill(®) (SmPill(®)) adjuvanted capsule approach to enhance the effectiveness of a candidate enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) oral vaccine...
October 9, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
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