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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142466/higher-pd-1-expression-concurrent-with-exhausted-cd8-t-cells-in-patients-with-de-novo-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Jiaxiong Tan, Shaohua Chen, Yuhong Lu, Danlin Yao, Ling Xu, Yikai Zhang, Lijian Yang, Jie Chen, Jing Lai, Zhi Yu, Kanger Zhu, Yangqiu Li
Objective: To investigate the association between the T cell inhibitory receptor programmed death 1 (PD-1) and T cell exhaustion status in T cells from patients with de novo acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and AML in complete remission (CR). Methods: Surface expression of PD-1 and the exhaustion and immunosenescence markers CD244 and CD57 on CD3+, CD4+ and CD8+ T cells from peripheral blood samples from 20 newly diagnosed, untreated AML patients and 10 cases with AML in CR was analyzed by flow cytometry...
October 2017: Chinese Journal of Cancer Research, Chung-kuo Yen Cheng Yen Chiu
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141943/anemia-at-older-age-etiologies-clinical-implications-and-management
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Reinhard Stauder, Peter Valent, Igor Theurl
Anemia is quite frequently diagnosed in older individuals and is a key indicator of various reactive and clonal conditions. Many underlying diseases, like the myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), develop preferentially in elderly individuals. The prevalence of anemia at older age is increasing, and this is mainly due to more frequently applied diagnostics and demographic changes in our societies. The etiology of anemia at older age is complex and ranges from bone marrow failure syndromes to chronic kidney disease, and from nutritional deficiencies to inflammatory processes including inflammaging in immunosenescence...
November 15, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133294/proinflammatory-t-cell-status-associated-with-early-life-adversity
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Martha M C Elwenspoek, Xenia Hengesch, Fleur A D Leenen, Anna Schritz, Krystel Sias, Violetta K Schaan, Sophie B Mériaux, Stephanie Schmitz, Fanny Bonnemberger, Hartmut Schächinger, Claus Vögele, Jonathan D Turner, Claude P Muller
Early life adversity (ELA) has been associated with an increased risk for diseases in which the immune system plays a critical role. The ELA immune phenotype is characterized by inflammation, impaired cellular immunity, and immunosenescence. However, data on cell-specific immune effects are largely absent. Additionally, stress systems and health behaviors are altered in ELA, which may contribute to the generation of the ELA immune phenotype. The present investigation tested cell-specific immune differences in relationship to the ELA immune phenotype, altered stress parameters, and health behaviors in individuals with ELA (n = 42) and those without a history of ELA (control, n = 73)...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124387/effects-of-lactobacillus-coryniformis-k8-cect5711-on-the-immune-response-to-influenza-vaccination-and-the-assessment-of-common-respiratory-symptoms-in-elderly-subjects-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Juristo Fonollá, Carlos Gracián, Jose A Maldonado-Lobón, Carlos Romero, Alicia Bédmar, Juan C Carrillo, Carmen Martín-Castro, Antonio L Cabrera, Jose M García-Curiel, Carlos Rodríguez, Sara Sanbonmatsu, Mercedes Pérez-Ruiz, Jose M Navarro, Mónica Olivares
PURPOSE: Elderly people are particularly vulnerable to seasonal influenza. Therefore, vaccination is strongly recommended. However, the vaccine efficacy is lower in the elderly, owing to immunosenescence. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the ability of the probiotic strain Lactobacillus coryniformis K8 CECT5711 to enhance the immune response to the influenza vaccine in the elderly and to assess the effects on symptoms related to respiratory infections. METHODS: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was conducted between November 2015 and April 2016...
November 9, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111233/age-and-immunity-what-is-immunosenescence
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Graham Pawelec
As is apparent from the many contributions to this Special Issue of the Journal, the impact of age on immunity is nefarious, with all manner of dysregulated responses attributed to "immunosenescence". These range from poorer responses to vaccination, lower capacity to mediate anti-cancer responses, more inflammation and tissue damage, along with autoimmunity and loss of control of persistent infections. Given the grave clinical implications of altered immune status in aged people, it is of paramount importance to understand the nature of and mechanisms responsible for "immunosenescence"...
October 27, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103899/perturbation-of-the-t-cell-receptor-repertoire-occurs-with-increasing-age-in-dogs
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Angela Holder, Samantha M Mirczuk, Robert C Fowkes, Donald B Palmer, Richard Aspinall, Brian Catchpole
Immunosenescence is the gradual deterioration in immune system function associated with ageing. This decline is partly due to involution of the thymus, which leads to a reduction in the output of naive T cells into the circulating lymphocyte pool. Expansion of existing naive and memory T cell populations, to compensate for the reduction in thymic output, can lead to reduced diversity in the T cell repertoire with increasing age, resulting in impairment of immune responses to novel antigenic challenges, such as during infection and vaccination...
October 28, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101043/the-influence-and-impact-of-ageing-and-immunosenescence-isc-on-adaptive-immunity-during-multiple-sclerosis-ms-and-the-animal-counterpart-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis-eae
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Christopher Bolton, Paul A Smith
The human ageing process encompass mechanisms that effect a decline in homeostasis with increased susceptibility to disease and the development of chronic life-threatening illness. Increasing age affects the immune system which undergoes a progressive loss of efficiency, termed immunosenescence (ISC), to impact on quantitative and functional aspects of innate and adaptive immunity. The human demyelinating disease multiple sclerosis (MS) and the corresponding animal model experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) are strongly governed by immunological events that primarily involve the adaptive arm of the immune response...
October 31, 2017: Ageing Research Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089944/t-cell-immunosenescence-after-early-life-adversity-association-with-cytomegalovirus-infection
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Martha M C Elwenspoek, Krystel Sias, Xenia Hengesch, Violetta K Schaan, Fleur A D Leenen, Philipp Adams, Sophie B Mériaux, Stephanie Schmitz, Fanny Bonnemberger, Anouk Ewen, Hartmut Schächinger, Claus Vögele, Claude P Muller, Jonathan D Turner
Early life adversity (ELA) increases the risk for multiple age-related diseases, such as diabetes type 2 and cardiovascular disease. As prevalence is high, ELA poses a major and global public health problem. Immunosenescence, or aging of the immune system, has been proposed to underlie the association between ELA and long-term health consequences. However, it is unclear what drives ELA-associated immunosenescence and which cells are primarily affected. We investigated different biomarkers of immunosenescence in a healthy subset of the EpiPath cohort...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084057/evaluation-of-pd1-pdl1-expression-and-their-clinicopathologic-association-in-ebv-associated-lymphoproliferative-disorders-in-nonimmunosuppressed-patients
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Ling Guo, Juraj Bodo, Lisa Durkin, Eric D Hsi
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-associated lymphoproliferative disorders (LPD)/lymphomas in nonimmunosuppressed patients represent a unique entity and have been proposed to be related to immune senescence. Engagement of programmed cell death 1 (PD1) by its ligand programmed death ligand 1 (PDL1) inhibits T-cell activation, and leads to T-cell exhaustion. In clinical trials, therapeutic antibodies that block the PD1-PDL1 axis have shown promising therapeutic activity in certain types of lymphomas. Although PD1/PDL1 has been extensively studied in variety of lymphomas, there are few reports characterizing their expression in EBV-positive LPD...
October 27, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079150/influence-of-aging-and-environment-on-presentation-of-infection-in-older-adults
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REVIEW
Nadim G El Chakhtoura, Robert A Bonomo, Robin L P Jump
In older adults, pathophysiologic, clinical, and environmental factors all affect the presentation of infections. We explore how age-related changes influence the manifestation and evaluation of infections in this population. Specific topics include immunosenescence, age-related organ-specific physiologic changes, and frailty. We also describe clinical factors influencing infection risk and presentation in older adults, including temperature regulation, cognitive decline, and malnutrition. Finally, we discuss the influence of the setting in which older adults reside on the clinical evaluation of infection...
December 2017: Infectious Disease Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067686/association-between-gm-hla-and-killer-immunoglobulin-like-receptors-and-the-natural-course-of-hcmv-infection-a-pilot-study-performed-in-sicilian-population
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Danilo Di Bona, Giulia Accardi, Anna Aiello, Massimo Bilancia, Giuseppina Candore, Claudia Colomba, Calogero Caruso, Giovanni Duro, Caterina M Gambino, Luigi Macchia, Janardan P Pandey
Natural killer (NK) cells provide a major defence against cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection through the interaction of their surface receptors, including the activating and inhibitory killer immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIRs), and human leukocyte antigens (HLA) class I molecules. Also GM allotypes, able to influence the NK antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity (ADCC), appear to be involved in the immunological control of virus infections, including HCMV. In some cases, their contribution requires epistatic interaction with other genes of the immune system, such as HLA...
October 25, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057949/immunosenescence-patterns-differ-between-populations-but-not-between-sexes-in-a-long-lived-mammal
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L Cheynel, J-F Lemaître, J-M Gaillard, B Rey, G Bourgoin, H Ferté, M Jégo, F Débias, M Pellerin, L Jacob, E Gilot-Fromont
In animals, physiological mechanisms underlying reproductive and actuarial senescence remain poorly understood. Immunosenescence, the decline in the ability to display an efficient immune response with increasing age, is likely to influence both reproductive and actuarial senescence through increased risk of disease. Evidence for such a link has been reported from laboratory animal models but has been poorly investigated in the wild, where variation in resource acquisitions usually drives life-history trade-offs...
October 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049928/developmental-changes-in-haemocyte-morphology-in-response-to-staphylococcus-aureus-and-latex-beads-in-the-beetle-tenebrio-molitor-l
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Arkadiusz Urbański, Zbigniew Adamski, Grzegorz Rosiński
The evolutionary success of insects is undoubtedly related to a well-functioning immune system. This is especially apparent during insect development by the adaptation of individuals to the changing risk of infection. In addition, current studies show that the insect immune system is characterized by some specificity in response to natural pathogens (for example, bacteria, viruses or fungi) and artificial challengers (for example, latex beads or nylon filaments). However, developmental changes and the specificity of immune system reactions simultaneously have not been analysed...
October 14, 2017: Micron: the International Research and Review Journal for Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979265/impact-of-age-caloric-restriction-and-influenza-infection-on-mouse-gut-microbiome-an-exploratory-study-of-the-role-of-age-related-microbiome-changes-on-influenza-responses
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Jenna M Bartley, Xin Zhou, George A Kuchel, George M Weinstock, Laura Haynes
Immunosenescence refers to age-related declines in the capacity to respond to infections such as influenza (flu). Caloric restriction represents a known strategy to slow many aging processes, including those involving the immune system. More recently, some changes in the microbiome have been described with aging, while the gut microbiome appears to influence responses to flu vaccination and infection. With these considerations in mind, we used a well-established mouse model of flu infection to explore the impact of flu infection, aging, and caloric restriction on the gut microbiome...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963489/demographically-framing-trade-offs-between-sensitivity-and-specificity-illuminates-selection-on-immunity
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C Jessica E Metcalf, Ann T Tate, Andrea L Graham
A fundamental challenge faced by the immune system is to discriminate contexts meriting activation from contexts in which activation would be harmful. Selection pressures on this ability are likely to be acute: the penalty of mis-identification of pathogens (therefore failure to attack them) is mortality or morbidity linked to infectious disease, which could reduce fitness by reducing lifespan or fertility; the penalty associated with mis-identification of host (therefore self-attack) is immunopathology, whose fitness costs can also be extreme...
September 25, 2017: Nature ecology & evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948949/diagnosis-of-polymyalgia-rheumatica-usually-means-a-favourable-outcome-for-your-patient
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REVIEW
Marcin Milchert, Marek Brzosko
Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is a unique disease of elderly people, traditionally diagnosed based on a clinical picture. A typical case is a combination of severe musculoskeletal symptoms and systemic inflammatory response with spectacular response to corticosteroids treatment. The severity of symptoms may be surprising in older patients where immunosenescence is normally expected. However, PMR may be diagnosed in haste if there is a temptation to use this diagnosis as a shortcut to achieve rapid therapeutic success...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940385/chikungunya-virus-infection-why-should-u-s-geriatricians-be-aware-of-it
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Pierre Olivier Lang, Pierre Loulergue, Richard Aspinall
Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) was until recently perceived only as a tropical disease. Since the first report of a case in Saint Martin Island in 2013, it has spread to South, Central, and North America. The first local transmission in the continental United States was reported in Florida in July 2014. CHIV infection is known to cause debilitating rheumatologic disease. Older adults are particularly susceptible to severe and chronic infection. Without an effective vaccine and antiviral therapy to prevent and control CHIKV, U...
September 21, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933175/-hiv-infection-a-new-disease-of-internal-medicine
#18
Svatava Snopková
Modern antiretroviral treatment belongs to the greatest success of current medicine. HIV infection has gone from a death sentence to a manageable chronic disease which develops several decades. Thanks to treatment advances, people with HIV can and do live long and full lives. In the last two decades, the incidence AIDS defining illnesses have been dramatically reduced especially opportunistic infections and malignancies, whereas the role of non-infection comorbidities has risen than age-matched HIV uninfected adults...
2017: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928745/chronic-inflammation-in-immune-aging-role-of-pattern-recognition-receptor-crosstalk-with-the-telomere-complex
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REVIEW
Shyam Sushama Jose, Kamila Bendickova, Tomas Kepak, Zdenka Krenova, Jan Fric
Age-related decline in immunity is characterized by stem cell exhaustion, telomere shortening, and disruption of cell-to-cell communication, leading to increased patient risk of disease. Recent data have demonstrated that chronic inflammation exerts a strong influence on immune aging and is closely correlated with telomere length in a range of major pathologies. The current review discusses the impact of inflammation on immune aging, the likely molecular mediators of this process, and the various disease states that have been linked with immunosenescence...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916780/preserved-immune-functionality-and-high-cmv-specific-t-cell-responses-in-hiv-infected-individuals-with-poor-cd4-t-cell-immune-recovery
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Elisabet Gómez-Mora, Elisabet García, Victor Urrea, Marta Massanella, Jordi Puig, Eugenia Negredo, Bonaventura Clotet, Julià Blanco, Cecilia Cabrera
Poor CD4(+) T-cell recovery after cART has been associated with skewed T-cell maturation, inflammation and immunosenescence; however, T-cell functionality in those individuals has not been fully characterized. In the present study, we assessed T-cell function by assessing cytokine production after polyclonal, CMV and HIV stimulations of T-cells from ART-suppressed HIV-infected individuals with CD4(+) T-cell counts >350 cells/μL (immunoconcordants) or <350 cells/μL (immunodiscordants). A group of HIV-uninfected individuals were also included as controls...
September 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
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