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S Bidaran, A R Ahmadi, P Yaghmaei, M H Sanati, A Ebrahim-Habibi
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to reveal the effect of therapeutic and prophylactic potential of astaxanthin in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) as an acceptable model for the study of multiple sclerosis (MS). BACKGROUND: Astaxanthin has powerful antioxidant activities as well as several essential biological functions while multiple sclerosis prevention is highly regarded by researchers. METHODS: The astaxanthin potential in prevention of multiple sclerosis was examined in the chronic model of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) by using female C57BL/6 mice induced with oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG)...
2018: Bratislavské Lekárske Listy
Iris Mair, Stephanie E J Zandee, Iqbal S Toor, Louise Saul, Rhoanne C McPherson, Melanie D Leech, Danielle J Smyth, Richard A O'Connor, Neil C Henderson, Stephen M Anderton
Several inflammatory diseases including multiple sclerosis and inflammatory bowel disease have been associated with dysfunctional and/or reduced numbers of Foxp3+ regulatory T cells (Treg). While numerous mechanisms of action have been discovered by which Treg can exert their function, disease-specific Treg requirements remain largely unknown. We found that the integrin αv, which can pair with several β subunits including β8, is highly upregulated in Treg at sites of inflammation. Using mice that lacked αv expression or β8 expression specifically in Treg, we demonstrate that there was no deficit in Treg accumulation in the central nervous system during experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis and no difference in the resolution of disease compared to control mice...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
Simona Perga, Serena Martire, Francesca Montarolo, Ilaria Giordani, Michela Spadaro, Gabriele Bono, Stefania Corvisieri, Ilaria Messuti, Giancarlo Panzica, Fabio Orlandi, Antonio Bertolotto
Autoimmune diseases are a diverse group of chronic disorders and affect a multitude of organs and systems. However, the existence of common pathophysiological mechanisms is hypothesized and reports of shared risk are emerging as well. In this regard, patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) have been shown to have an increased susceptibility to develop chronic autoimmune thyroid diseases, in particular Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT), suggesting an autoimmune predisposition. However, studies comparing such different pathologies of autoimmune origin are still missing till date...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
Maryam Majd, Aref Hosseini, Kamran Ghaedi, Abbas Kiani-Esfahani, Somayeh Tanhaei, Hanieh Shiralian-Esfahani, Seyed Yahya Rahnamaee, Seyed Javad Mowla, Mohammad Hossein Nasr-Esfahani
Objectives: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is considered as a chronic type of an inflammatory disease characterized by loss of myelin of CNS. Recent evidence indicates that Interleukin 17 (IL-17)-producing T helper cells (Th17 cells) population are increased and regulatory T cells (Treg cells) are decreased in MS. Despite extensive research in understanding the mechanism of Th17 and Treg differentiation, the role of microRNAs in MS is not completely understood. Thereby, as a step closer, we analyzed the expression profile of miR-9-5p and miR-106a-5p, and protein level of retinoic acid receptor (RAR)-related orphan receptor C ( RORC ; Th17 master transcription factor) as direct target of miR-106a-5p and forkhead box P3 ( FOXP3 ; Treg master transcription factor) as indirect target of miR-9-5p in CD4+ T cells in two groups of relapsing and remitting in our relapsing-remitting MS (RR-MS) patients...
March 2018: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
Cheng Fan, Rui Long, Ya You, Jue Wang, Xiaofang Yang, Shiyuan Huang, Yuling Sheng, Xu Peng, Hui Liu, Zhaohui Wang, Kun Liu
Previous studies have confirmed that selective blockade of Kv1.3 channels could modulate the activities of pathogenic T cells and microglia/macrophages, which play key roles in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE). In this study, we designed an anti-Kv1.3 vaccine (PADRE-Kv1.3) to explore its protective role in EAE rat models. When the vaccine was applied in EAE rats, clinical scores and several staining techniques were used to evaluate the severity of the disease. T cell subtypes and related cytokines, as well as microglia/macrophage activation were assayed through flow cytometry, qRT-PCR or immunofluorescence staining, respectively...
February 26, 2018: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
Manolo Sambucci, Francesca Gargano, Veronica De Rosa, Marco De Bardi, Mario Picozza, Roberta Placido, Serena Ruggieri, Alessia Capone, Claudio Gasperini, Giuseppe Matarese, Luca Battistini, Giovanna Borsellino
Forkhead box P3 (FoxP3)+ regulatory T cells (Treg) are powerful mediators of immune regulation and immune homeostasis. In humans, Tregs are a heterogeneous population expressing surface markers which define phenotypically and functionally distinct subsets. Moreover, it is now clear that intracellular staining for FoxP3 does not unequivocally identify "true" suppressor cells, since several FoxP3 isoforms exist, and different reagents for FoxP3 detection are available. Here, we propose a strategy to identify potentially functional and suppressive Treg cells in an autoimmune disease like multiple sclerosis, and we suggest that in patients affected by this disease these cells are both reduced in number and functionally exhausted...
February 27, 2018: Scientific Reports
Mehdi Soltanzadeh-Yamchi, Mehdi Shahbazi, Saeed Aslani, Mousa Mohammadnia-Afrouzi
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small RNA molecules with regulatory functions on the expression of genes through binding directly to target messenger RNA (mRNA) transcripts, eventuating in gene expression suppression via translational hindrance and/or target mRNA cleavage. These molecules have been established to participate in numerous critical cellular settings, including differentiation, development, and function of immune cells. As an important suppressor cell of immune system, regulatory T cells (Tregs) are important in modulating the immune homeostasis as well as tolerance to self-antigens...
February 13, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
Zhibo Chen, Dehao Yang, Xiao Peng, Jie Lin, Zhongqian Su, Jia Li, Xu Zhang, Yiyun Weng
It is well known that dendritic cells play a key role in producing antigen-specific responses. Inversely, tolerogenic dendritic cells (TolDCs), a specialized subset, induce immune tolerance and negatively regulate autoimmune responses. Statins, the inhibitors of 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase in the mevalonate pathway for cholesterol biosynthesis, might be a promising inductive agent for inducing TolDCs. This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of TolDCs induced by atorvastatin pulsed with myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein 35-55 peptide (MOG35-55) in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis mice established by MOG35-55 immunization and to investigate the potential effects on Th17/Treg balance in the murine model of multiple sclerosis...
February 1, 2018: Neuroreport
Yun-Liang Wang, Peng Xue, Chun-Yang Xu, Zhen Wang, Xin-Shan Liu, Lin-Lin Hua, Hong-Ying Bai, Zhi-Lei Zeng, Hai-Feng Duan, Jin-Feng Li
Multiple Sclerosis (MS), is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disorder of the central nervous system that leads to chronic demyelination with axonal damage and neuronal loss. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) represent a promising therapeutic approach for MS. In the current study, we investigated the effects of MSCs derived from the human umbilical cord (UCMSC) transfected by sphingosine kinase 1 (SPK1) gene. All the results showed that transplantation of UCMSCs gene modified by SPK1 (UCMSC-SPK1) dramatically reduce the severity of neurological deficits of the experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) mice, paralleling by reductions in demyelination, axonal loss, and astrogliosis...
January 29, 2018: Scientific Reports
Akira Shibata, Keiko Uga, Takayuki Sato, Masaki Sagara, Keiko Igaki, Yoshiki Nakamura, Atsuko Ochida, Mitsunori Kono, Junya Shirai, Satoshi Yamamoto, Masashi Yamasaki, Noboru Tsuchimori
Retinoic acid-related orphan receptor γt (RORγt) is a key master regulator of the differentiation and activation of IL-17 producing CD4+ Th17, CD8+ Tc17 and IL-17/IFN-γ co-producing cells (Th1/17 cells). These cells play critical roles in the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease and multiple sclerosis. Thus, RORγt is an attractive target for the treatment of these diseases. We discovered TAK-828F, an orally available potent and selective RORγt inverse agonist. The inhibitory effect on the activation and differentiation of Th17 cells by TAK-828F was evaluated in mouse and human primary cells...
January 21, 2018: Biochemical Pharmacology
Belinda J Kaskow, Clare Baecher-Allan
Multiple sclerosis (MS) has long been considered a CD4 T-cell disease, primarily because of the findings that the strongest genetic risk for MS is the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class II locus, and that T cells play a central role in directing the immune response. The importance that the T helper (Th)1 cytokine, interferon γ (IFN-γ), and the Th17 cytokine, interleukin (IL)-17, play in MS pathogenesis is indicated by recent clinical trial data by the enhanced presence of Th1/Th17 cells in central nervous system (CNS) tissue, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), and blood, and by research on animal models of MS, such as experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE)...
January 22, 2018: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine
Junpeng Wang, Ying Qi, Xinli Niu, Hua Tang, Simin Nikbin Meydani, Dayong Wu
Autoimmune disease is highly prevalent in humans. Since conventional therapies have limited efficacy and often come with significant side effects, nutrition may provide an alternative and complementary approach to improving autoimmune disorders. Naringenin, a flavonoid found in citrus fruits, has been shown to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Using the experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), a rodent model of human multiple sclerosis, we determined the effect of dietary naringenin (0...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
Madeleine P J White, Gill Webster, Faith Leonard, Anne Camille La Flamme
The innate immune system plays a central role in the immune-mediated pathology of multiple sclerosis, and is a therapeutic target for progressive disease. Recently, it has been demonstrated that MIS416, a novel immunomodulatory microparticle that activates NOD-2 and TLR-9-signaling, has disease-modifying activity in multiple sclerosis models. This activity is dependent on innate IFN-γ; however, the precise immune regulatory mechanisms amplified by MIS416 have not previously been determined. Using the experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis model, MIS416 treatment was associated with IFN-γ-dependant expansion of Treg number and increased suppressive function; however, these cells did not account for disease reduction...
January 10, 2018: Scientific Reports
Alexandra Kitz, Emily Singer, David Hafler
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a genetically mediated autoimmune disease of the central nervous system. Allelic variants lead to lower thresholds of T-cell activation resulting in activation of autoreactive T cells. Environmental factors, including, among others, diet, vitamin D, and smoking, in combination with genetic predispositions, play a substantial role in disease development and activation of autoreactive T cells. FoxP3+ regulatory T cells (Tregs) have emerged as central in the control of autoreactive T cells...
January 8, 2018: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine
Kimitoshi Kimura, Hirohiko Hohjoh, Masashi Fukuoka, Wakiro Sato, Shinji Oki, Chiharu Tomi, Hiromi Yamaguchi, Takayuki Kondo, Ryosuke Takahashi, Takashi Yamamura
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a T cell-mediated autoimmune disease of the central nervous system. Foxp3+ regulatory T (Treg) cells are reduced in frequency and dysfunctional in patients with MS, but the underlying mechanisms of this deficiency are unclear. Here, we show that induction of human IFN-γ- IL-17A- Foxp3+ CD4+ T cells is inhibited in the presence of circulating exosomes from patients with MS. The exosomal miRNA profile of patients with MS differs from that of healthy controls, and let-7i, which is markedly increased in patients with MS, suppresses induction of Treg cells by targeting insulin like growth factor 1 receptor (IGF1R) and transforming growth factor beta receptor 1 (TGFBR1)...
January 2, 2018: Nature Communications
Justin D Glenn, Patrick Xue, Katharine A Whartenby
Pro-inflammatory T cells are critical to the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis (MS). We investigated the potential for the anti-proliferative, pro-apoptotic drug gemcitabine to affect development of MS-relevant effector TH1, TH17, and Treg cells. Gemcitabine directly suppressed proliferation, activation, and induced apoptosis of all effector subsets in subtype and dose-dependent fashion. This drug also prevented development of disease in the MS model experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) and significantly reduced the abundance of TH1 and TH17 cells...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Neuroimmunology
Sandip Ashok Sonar, Girdhari Lal
CD4+ T cells play a central role in orchestrating protective immunity and autoimmunity. The activation and differentiation of myelin-reactive CD4+ T cells into effector (Th1 and Th17) and regulatory (Tregs) subsets at the peripheral tissues, and their subsequent transmigration across the blood-brain barrier (BBB) into the central nervous system (CNS) parenchyma are decisive events in the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis and experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis. How the Th1, Th17, and regulatory Tregs transmigrate across the BBB into the CNS and cause CNS inflammation is not clearly understood...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
Chong Xie, Xing Li, Xiajun Zhou, Zezhi Li, Yuan Zhang, Li Zhao, Yong Hao, Guang-Xian Zhang, Yangtai Guan
Bone marrow-derived neural stem cells (BM-NSCs) have therapeutic effect on EAE, an animal model of multiple sclerosis. However, the beneficial effect is suboptimal due to the limited immunomodulatory capacity of these cells. In this study, we engineered BM-NSCs with inducible TGFβ1, a potent immunosuppressive cytokine, to enhance their anti-inflammatory capacity. We found that i.v. injected TGFβ1-BM-NSCs more effectively suppressed clinical severity, inflammation and demyelination of the central nervous system of EAE mice...
December 5, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
Pedro H Papotto, Annika Reinhardt, Immo Prinz, Bruno Silva-Santos
IL-17-producing γδ (γδ17) T cells form a versatile subset of cells that respond rapidly to innate stimuli and support the pro-inflammatory functions of different myeloid and lymphoid lineages, being particularly critical in the early stages of inflammatory and autoimmune responses. In mice, under homeostatic conditions, these innate-like lymphocytes are pre-programmed in the fetal thymus, through an intricate process involving both T cell receptor-dependent and -independent signals, which allows them to readily produce IL-17 upon stimulation...
February 2018: Journal of Autoimmunity
Mineki Saito, Hiroe Sejima, Tadasuke Naito, Hiroshi Ushirogawa, Toshio Matsuzaki, Eiji Matsuura, Yuetsu Tanaka, Tatsufumi Nakamura, Hiroshi Takashima
BACKGROUND: Chemokine (C-C motif) ligand 1 (CCL1) is produced by activated monocytes/ macrophages and T-lymphocytes, and acts as a potent attractant for Th2 cells and a subset of T-regulatory (Treg) cells. Previous reports have indicated that CCL1 is overexpressed in adult T-cell leukemia cells, mediating an autocrine anti-apoptotic loop. Because CCL1 is also known as a potent chemoattractant that plays a major role in inflammatory processes, we investigated the role of CCL1 in the pathogenesis of human T-cell leukemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1)-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP)...
December 4, 2017: Virology Journal
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