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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535636/-characteristics-of-distribution-and-quantity-of-dendritic-cells-subtypes-in-hyperplastic-thymus-in-patients-with-myasthenia-gravis
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H Huang, P Chen, C Y Ou, L Qiu, Z Z Lin, Z D Huang, W B Liu
Objective: To investigate the characteristics of the distribution and amount of different subtypes of dendritic cell (DC) in myasthenia gravis(MG). Methods: We collected the thymic specimens from 32 patients who received thymoctomy because of cardiac surgery from January 2016 to December 2016 and selected 14 of them as normal control. Meantime, 61 MG patients who combined with thymic hyperplasia and received extended thymectomy were collected and selected 8 of them as experiment group.Immunohistochemical methods were used to label the two subtype DCs: plasmacytoid dendritic cell (pDC) and classical/conventional dendritic cell (cDC), to observe the distribution of these two DC subtypes in thymus and also quantify them in different thymus structures by image analysis software...
May 23, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533310/mutations-of-map2k1-are-frequent-in-pediatric-type-follicular-lymphoma-and-result-in-erk-pathway-activation
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Janine Schmidt, Joan Enric Ramis-Zaldivar, Ferran Nadeu, Blanca Gonzalez-Farre, Alba Navarro, Caoimhe Egan, Ivonne Aidee Montes-Mojarro, Teresa Marafioti, Jose Cabeçadas, Jon van der Walt, Stefan Dojcinov, Andreas Rosenwald, German Ott, Irina Bonzheim, Falko Fend, Elias Campo, Elaine S Jaffe, Itziar Salaverria, Leticia Quintanilla-Martinez
Pediatric-type follicular lymphoma (PTFL) is a B-cell lymphoma with distinctive clinico-pathological features. Recently, recurrent genetic alterations of potential importance for its pathogenesis that disrupt pathways associated with the germinal center reaction (TNFRSF14, IRF8), immune escape (TNFRSF14) and anti-apoptosis (MAP2K1) have been described. In an attempt to shed more light onto the pathogenesis of PTFL, an integrative analysis of these mutations was undertaken in a large cohort of 43 cases previously characterized by targeted next generation sequencing and copy number array...
May 22, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527355/antimycotic-activity-of-fengycin-c-biosurfactant-and-its-interaction-with-phosphatidylcholine-model-membranes
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Lina María González-Jaramillo, Francisco José Aranda, José Antonio Teruel, Valeska Villegas-Escobar, Antonio Ortiz
Lipopeptide biosurfactants constitute one of the most promising groups of compounds for the treatment and prevention of fungal diseases in plants. Bacillus subtilis strain EA-CB0015 produces iturin A, fengycin C and surfactin and it has been proven useful for the treatment of black Sigatoka disease in banana plants, an important pathology caused by the fungus Mycosphaerella fijiensis (Morelet). We have found that B. subtilis EA-CB0015 cell free supernatants and purified fractions inhibit M. fijiensis cellular growth...
May 10, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525305/clinical-impact-of-the-cell-of-origin-classification-and-the-myc-bcl2-dual-expresser-status-in-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-treated-within-prospective-clinical-trials-of-the-german-high-grade-non-hodgkin-s-lymphoma-study-group
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Annette M Staiger, Marita Ziepert, Heike Horn, David W Scott, Thomas F E Barth, Heinz-Wolfram Bernd, Alfred C Feller, Wolfram Klapper, Monika Szczepanowski, Michael Hummel, Harald Stein, Dido Lenze, Martin-Leo Hansmann, Sylvia Hartmann, Peter Möller, Sergio Cogliatti, Georg Lenz, Lorenz Trümper, Markus Löffler, Norbert Schmitz, Michael Pfreundschuh, Andreas Rosenwald, German Ott
Purpose To explore the prognostic impact and interdependence of the cell-of-origin (COO) classification, dual expression (DE) of MYC and BCL2 proteins, and MYC, BCL2, and BCL6 translocations in two prospectively randomized clinical trials of patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). Patients and Methods Overall, 452 formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded samples from two prospective, randomized DLBCL trials (RICOVER-60, prospective, randomized study for patients > 60 years, all IPI groups; and R-MegaCHOEP, prospective, randomized study for patients ≤ 60 years with age-adjusted IPI 2,3) of the German High-Grade Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Study Group were analyzed with the Lymph2Cx assay for COO classification, with immunohistochemistry for MYC and BCL2, and with fluorescent in situ hybridization for MYC, BCL2, and BCL6 rearrangements...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509416/the-importance-of-cd39-cd43-cd81-and-cd95-expression-for-differentiating-b-cell-lymphoma-by-flow-cytometry
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Chandra Chiappin Cardoso, Mariangeles Auat, Iris Mattos Santos-Pirath, Renata Cristina Messores Rudolf-Oliveira, Jessica Pires da Silva, Bárbara Gil Lange, Danielle Siegel, Ana Carolina Rabello de Moraes, Joanita Angela Gonzaga Del Moral, Maria Claudia Santos-Silva
BACKGROUND: B cell lymphomas' (BCL) current diagnosis is usually based on a combination of morphology, immunophenotype, recurrent cytogenetic aberration and clinical features. However, even with these diagnostic tools, a definitive diagnosis can be difficult to achieve. Therefore, the aim of this study was to assess the profile of CD39, CD43, CD81 and CD95 expression in diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL), follicular lymphoma (FL) and Burkitt lymphoma (BL) cases. METHODS: To address this issue, we investigated the expression of CD39, CD43, CD81 and CD95 by eight-color flow cytometry in retrospective cases from 2014 to 2016...
May 16, 2017: Cytometry. Part B, Clinical Cytometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509349/isolation-of-tissues-and-preservation-of-rna-from-intact-germinated-barley-grain
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Natalie S Betts, Oliver Berkowitz, Ruijie Liu, Helen M Collins, Birgitte Skadhauge, Christoph Dockter, Rachel A Burton, James Whelan, Geoffrey B Fincher
Isolated barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) aleurone layers have been widely used as a model system for studying gene expression and hormonal regulation in germinating cereal grains. A serious technological limitation of this approach has been the inability to confidently extrapolate conclusions obtained from isolated tissues back to the whole grain, where the co-location of several living and non-living tissues results in complex tissue-tissue interactions and regulatory pathways coordinated across the multiple tissues...
May 16, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506846/allergen-specific-immunotherapy-modulates-the-balance-of-circulating-tfh-and-tfr-cells
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Veronique Schulten, Victoria Tripple, Grégory Seumois, Yu Qian, Richard H Scheuermann, Zheng Fu, Michela Locci, Sandy Rosales, Pandurangan Vijayanand, Alessandro Sette, Rafeul Alam, Shane Crotty, Bjoern Peters
Follicular helper T cells (Tfh cells) are a CD4 T cell subset essential for germinal center formation and B cell responses, although their role in allergy and allergen-specific immunotherapy (AIT) is unclear. Here, we show that AIT-treated patients have a higher ratio of regulatory Tfh cells (Tfr) to follicular T cells (Tfh) and hypothesize an IL-2 dependent mechanism.
May 12, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504999/tumor-microenvironment-and-checkpoint-molecules-in-primary-cutaneous-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-new-therapeutic-targets
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Christina Mitteldorf, Arbeneshe Berisha, Monique C Pfaltz, Sigrid M C Broekaert, Michael P Schön, Katrin Kerl, Werner Kempf
Programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1) is expressed by 20% to 57% of systemic diffuse large B cell lymphomas (DLBCLs). PD-L1 expression in primary cutaneous DLBCL (pcDLBCL) has not been studied so far. Sixteen paraffin-embedded tissue samples of pcDLBCL (13 leg type [LT], 3 others [OT]) were investigated for PD-1, PD-L1, and CD33 expression and the cellular composition of the tumor microenvironment, focusing on myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) and tumor-associated macrophages. Membrane-bound PD-L1 expression by the tumor cells was observed in all samples, albeit to a variable extent (19...
May 12, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503175/heterogeneity-of-phenotype-and-function-reflects-the-multistage-development-of-t-follicular-helper-cells
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Marta Trüb, Tom A Barr, Vicky L Morrison, Sheila Brown, Stefano Caserta, Jordan Rixon, Alasdair Ivens, David Gray
T follicular helper cells (Tfh) provide crucial signals for germinal center (GC) formation, but Tfh populations are heterogeneous. While PD1(hi) Tfh are important in the GC response, the function of the PD1(lo) Tfh-like subset is unknown. We show that these cells, like the PD1(hi) GC-Tfh, depend upon B cells; however, their entry to follicles is independent of CXCR5 or cognate interactions with B cells. The differentiation into PD1(hi) Tfh is dependent on MHC class II interactions with B cells and requires CXCR5...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502659/apc-c-cdh1-enables-removal-of-shugoshin-2-from-the-arms-of-bivalent-chromosomes-by-moderating-cyclin-dependent-kinase-activity
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Ahmed Rattani, Randy Ballesteros Mejia, Katherine Roberts, Maurici B Roig, Jonathan Godwin, Michael Hopkins, Manuel Eguren, Luis Sanchez-Pulido, Elwy Okaz, Sugako Ogushi, Magda Wolna, Jean Metson, Alberto M Pendás, Marcos Malumbres, Béla Novák, Mary Herbert, Kim Nasmyth
In mammalian females, germ cells remain arrested as primordial follicles. Resumption of meiosis is heralded by germinal vesicle breakdown, condensation of chromosomes, and their eventual alignment on metaphase plates. At the first meiotic division, anaphase-promoting complex/cyclosome associated with Cdc20 (APC/C(Cdc20)) activates separase and thereby destroys cohesion along chromosome arms. Because cohesion around centromeres is protected by shugoshin-2, sister chromatids remain attached through centromeric/pericentromeric cohesin...
May 22, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499553/nasal-delivery-of-protollin-adjuvanted-h5n1-vaccine-induces-enhanced-systemic-as-well-as-mucosal-immunity-in-mice
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Weiping Cao, Jin Hyang Kim, Adrian J Reber, Mary Hoelscher, Jessica A Belser, Xiuhua Lu, Jacqueline M Katz, Shivaprakash Gangappa, Martin Plante, David S Burt, Suryaprakash Sambhara
Sporadic, yet frequent human infections with avian H5N1 influenza A viruses continue to pose a potential pandemic threat. Poor immunogenicity of unadjuvanted H5N1 vaccines warrants developing novel adjuvants and formulations as well as alternate delivery systems to improve their immunogenicity and efficacy. Here, we show that Protollin, a nasal adjuvant composed of Neisseria meningitides outer membrane proteins non-covalently linked to Shigella flexneri 2a lipopolysaccharide, is a potent nasal adjuvant for an inactivated split virion H5N1 clade 1 A/Viet Nam1203/2004 (A/VN/1203/04) vaccine in a mouse model...
June 5, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498098/germinal-center-b-cell-development-has-distinctly-regulated-stages-completed-by-disengagement-from-t-cell-help
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Ting-Ting Zhang, David G Gonzalez, Christine M Cote, Steven M Kerfoot, Shaoli Deng, Yuqing Cheng, Masaki Magari, Ann M Haberman
To reconcile conflicting reports on the role of CD40 signaling in germinal center (GC) formation, we examined the earliest stages of murine GC B cell differentiation. Peri-follicular GC precursors first expressed intermediate levels of BCL6 while co-expressing the transcription factors RelB and IRF4, the latter known to repress Bcl6 transcription. Transition of GC precursors to the BCL6(hi) follicular state was associated with cell division, although the number of required cell divisions was immunogen dose dependent...
May 12, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496444/the-transcription-factor-c-maf-promotes-the-differentiation-of-follicular-helper-t-cells
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Fabienne Andris, Sébastien Denanglaire, Maelle Anciaux, Mélanie Hercor, Hind Hussein, Oberdan Leo
Follicular helper T cells (Tfh) have been identified as the primary cell subpopulation regulating B cell responses in germinal centers, thus supporting high-affinity antibody production. Among the transcription factors orchestrating Tfh cell differentiation and function, the role played by the proto-oncogene c-Maf remains poorly characterized. We report herein that selective loss of c-Maf expression in the T cell compartment results in defective development of Tfh cells in response to both antigen/adjuvant vaccinations and commensal intestinal bacteria...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496180/clinicopathologic-significance-of-myd88-l265p-mutation-in-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-a-meta-analysis
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Ju-Han Lee, Hoiseon Jeong, Jung-Woo Choi, HwaEun Oh, Young-Sik Kim
The precise clinicopathologic significance of myeloid differentiation primary response gene (MYD88) L265P mutation in diffuse large B-cell lymphomas (DLBCLs) remains elusive. To investigate the frequency and clinicopathologic significance of the MYD88 L265P mutation in DLBCLs, we conducted a meta-analysis of 40 published studies on 2736 DLBCL patients. We collected relevant published research findings identified using the PubMed and Embase databases. The effect sizes of outcome parameters were calculated using a random-effects model...
May 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489883/bmp-7-induces-apoptosis-in-human-germinal-center-b-cells-and-is-influenced-by-tgf-%C3%AE-receptor-type-i-alk5
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Lise K Bollum, Kanutte Huse, Morten P Oksvold, Baoyan Bai, Vera I Hilden, Lise Forfang, Sun Ok Yoon, Sébastien Wälchli, Erlend B Smeland, June H Myklebust
Selection and maturation of B cells into plasma cells producing high-affinity antibodies occur in germinal centers (GC). GCs form transiently in secondary lymphoid organs upon antigen challenge, and the GC reaction is a highly regulated process. TGF-β is a potent negative regulator, but the influence of other family members including bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) is less known. Studies of human peripheral blood B lymphocytes showed that BMP-6 suppressed plasmablast differentiation, whereas BMP-7 induced apoptosis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489598/prognostic-analysis-of-dlbcl-patients-and-the-role-of-upfront-asct-in-high-intermediate-and-high-risk-patients
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Ying Zhao, Hong Wang, Song Jin, Jiajia Zheng, Man Huang, Yaqiong Tang, Zhengming Jin, Huiying Qiu, Xiaowen Tang, Chengcheng Fu, Yue Han, De-Pei Wu
The role of autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) as a frontline treatment in patients with diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) who are in their first remission has not been fully elucidated in the rituximab era. We analyzed 272 DLBCL patients who received 4-6 cycles of R-CHOP (rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine and prednisone) or R-CHOP followed by ASCT, from January 2005 to June 2013 in our institution. Multivariate analysis showed the none germinal center B cell (non-GCB) subtype (P=0...
April 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469160/differential-roles-for-six-p-type-calcium-atpases-in-sustaining-intracellular-ca-2-homeostasis-asexual-cycle-and-environmental-fitness-of-beauveria-bassiana
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Jie Wang, Xiao-Guan Zhu, Sheng-Hua Ying, Ming-Guang Feng
A global insight into the roles of multiple P-type calcium ATPase (CA) pumps in sustaining the life of a filamentous fungal pathogen is lacking. Here we elucidated the functions of five CA pumps (Eca1, Spf1 and PmcA/B/C) following previous characterization of Pmr1 in Beauveria bassiana, a fungal insect pathogen. The fungal CA pumps interacted at transcriptional level, at which singular deletions of five CA genes depressed eca1 expression by 76-98% and deletion of spf1 resulted in drastic upregulation of four CA genes by 36-50-fold...
May 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468877/preservation-of-peripheral-t-follicular-helper-cell-function-in-hiv-controllers
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Supranee Buranapraditkun, Franco Pissani, Jeffrey E Teigler, Bruce T Schultz, Galit Alter, Mary Marovich, Merlin L Robb, Michael A Eller, Jeff Martin, Steven Deeks, Nelson L Michael, Hendrik Streeck
The maturation process of high-affinity antibodies is a result of intricate interactions between B cells and follicular helper T (Tfh) cells occurring in lymphoid germinal centers. HIV infection induces significant chronic immune activation, phenotypic skewing, and inflammation driven by years of continuous viral replication. High levels of viremia as well as immune activation and dysfunction have been demonstrated to have a perturbing impact on the B cell memory compartment and contribute to B cell exhaustion...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467912/plexin-b2-and-semaphorin-4c-guide-t-cell-recruitment-and-function-in-the-germinal-center
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Hu Yan, Longyan Wu, Changming Shih, Shiyue Hou, Jingwen Shi, Tianyang Mao, Wenbin Chen, Bhavani Melvin, Robert J Rigby, Yingjia Chen, Haochen Jiang, Roland H Friedel, Carola G Vinuesa, Hai Qi
Follicular T helper (TFH) cells orchestrate the germinal center (GC) response locally. TFH localization in GCs is controlled by chemo-guidance cues and antigen-specific adhesion. Here. we define an antigen-independent, contact-dependent, adhesive guidance system for TFH cells. Unusual for amoeboid cell migration, the system is composed of transmembrane plexin B2 (PlxnB2) molecule, which is highly expressed by GC B cells, and its transmembrane binding partner semaphorin 4C (Sema4C), which is upregulated on TFH cells...
May 2, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467631/from-structure-to-function-a-family-portrait-of-plant-subtilases
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Andreas Schaller, Annick Stintzi, Susana Rivas, Irene Serrano, Nina V Chichkova, Andrey B Vartapetian, Dana Martínez, Juan J Guiamét, Daniela J Sueldo, Renier A L van der Hoorn, Vicente Ramírez, Pablo Vera
I. II. III. IV. V. References SUMMARY: Subtilases (SBTs) are serine peptidases that are found in all three domains of life. As compared with homologs in other Eucarya, plant SBTs are more closely related to archaeal and bacterial SBTs, with which they share many biochemical and structural features. However, in the course of evolution, functional diversification led to the acquisition of novel, plant-specific functions, resulting in the present-day complexity of the plant SBT family. SBTs are much more numerous in plants than in any other organism, and include enzymes involved in general proteolysis as well as highly specific processing proteases...
May 3, 2017: New Phytologist
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