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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718965/long-term-effects-galectin-1-and-specific-immunotherapy-for-allergic-responses-in-the-intestine
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Li-Tao Yang, Qing Shu, Xiang-Qian Luo, Zhi-Qiang Liu, Shu-Qi Qiu, Jiang-Qi Liu, Hai-Jian Guo, Lin-Jing Li, Mao-Gang Li, Da-Bo Liu, Li-Xin Xia, Zhi-Gang Liu, Ping-Chang Yang
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Mast cell activation interferes with the effects of allergen-specific immunotherapy (SIT). Galectin-1 (Gal-1) is capable of regulating immune cells' functions. This study tests the hypothesis that administration of Gal-1 promotes and prolongs the efficacy of SIT via suppressing mast cell activation. METHODS: An intestinal allergy mouse model was developed. The co-administration of SIT and Gal-1 on suppression of the allergic responses, prevention of mast cell activation, and generation of antigen-specific regulatory T cells (Treg) in the intestine were observed in sensitized mice...
July 18, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714991/resolution-of-inflammation-by-interleukin-9-producing-type-2-innate-lymphoid-cells
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Simon Rauber, Markus Luber, Stefanie Weber, Lisa Maul, Alina Soare, Thomas Wohlfahrt, Neng-Yu Lin, Katharina Dietel, Aline Bozec, Martin Herrmann, Mark H Kaplan, Benno Weigmann, Mario M Zaiss, Ursula Fearon, Douglas J Veale, Juan D Cañete, Oliver Distler, Felice Rivellese, Costantino Pitzalis, Markus F Neurath, Andrew N J McKenzie, Stefan Wirtz, Georg Schett, Jörg H W Distler, Andreas Ramming
Inflammatory diseases such as arthritis are chronic conditions that fail to resolve spontaneously. While the cytokine and cellular pathways triggering arthritis are well defined, those responsible for the resolution of inflammation are incompletely characterized. Here we identified interleukin (IL)-9-producing type 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2s) as the mediators of a molecular and cellular pathway that orchestrates the resolution of chronic inflammation. In mice, the absence of IL-9 impaired ILC2 proliferation and activation of regulatory T (Treg) cells, and resulted in chronic arthritis with excessive cartilage destruction and bone loss...
July 17, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714866/ibrutinib-treatment-improves-t-cell-number-and-function-in-cll-patients
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Meixiao Long, Kyle Beckwith, Priscilla Do, Bethany L Mundy, Amber Gordon, Amy M Lehman, Kami J Maddocks, Carolyn Cheney, Jeffrey A Jones, Joseph M Flynn, Leslie A Andritsos, Farrukh Awan, Joseph A Fraietta, Carl H June, Marcela V Maus, Jennifer A Woyach, Michael A Caligiuri, Amy J Johnson, Natarajan Muthusamy, John C Byrd
BACKGROUND: Ibrutinib has been shown to have immunomodulatory effects by inhibiting Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK) and IL-2-inducible T cell kinase (ITK). The relative importance of inhibiting these 2 kinases has not been examined despite its relevance to immune-based therapies. METHODS: Peripheral blood mononuclear cells from chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patients on clinical trials of ibrutinib (BTK/ITK inhibitor; n = 19) or acalabrutinib (selective BTK inhibitor; n = 13) were collected serially...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714519/circulating-regulatory-t-cell-subsets-predict-overall-survival-of-patients-with-unresectable-pancreatic-cancer
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Chen Liu, He Cheng, Guopei Luo, Yu Lu, Kaizhou Jin, Meng Guo, Quanxing Ni, Xianjun Yu
Most patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) have unresectable cancers with a dismal prognosis, in which cohort chemotherapy is the primary treatment. T cell immune adaption is critical for tumor immune escape and prognosis of this disease. The present study aimed to determine the correlation between peripheral T cell subset distribution in patients with unresectable PDAC and their response to chemotherapy. Two hundred and twelve patients with unresectable PDAC were included whose blood samples were collected for analysis of T cell subsets, including CD3+, CD4+, CD8+, CD8+CD28+ and CD4+CD25+CD127 T cells by flow cytometry before and after gemcitabine-based chemotherapy...
August 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713999/elevated-fibrinogen%C3%A2-like-protein-2-in-tnbs%C3%A2-induced-colitis-mice-association-with-th17-and-regulatory-t-cells
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Haihua Lin, Renpin Chen, Xuepei Jiang, Xiaoli Wu, Xielin Huang, Xiuli Dong, Xu Yang, Xiuqing Lin, Xin Chen, Xiangrong Chen, Zhiming Huang
The etiology and pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is complex and remains to be completely elucidated. Numerous cytokines are associated with the initiation and development of IBD. Fibrinogen‑like protein 2 (FGL2), an immunosuppressive cytokine expressed by regulatory cluster of differentiation (CD)4+ T (Treg) cells, has been identified to be important for immunomodulatory activity in the inflammatory state. Therefore, the present study investigated the expression of FGL2 and interleukin (IL)‑17 in trinitro‑benzene‑sulfonic acid (TNBS)‑induced colitis mice to identify the function of FGL2, based on the effector CD4+ T helper (Th)17/Treg balance, in IBD...
July 15, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713938/effects-of-age-on-biological-and-functional-characterization-of-adipose%C3%A2-derived-stem-cells-from-patients-with-end%C3%A2-stage-liver-disease
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Yanyu Jin, Lei Yang, Yanyan Zhang, Wei Gao, Zhi Yao, Yang Song, Yuliang Wang
Adipose‑derived mesenchymal stromal cells (ADSCs) possess a multilineage potential and immunoregulatory properties, and may have great potential in autologous cell‑based technologies. The aim of the present study was to investigate how the age of patients with benign end‑stage liver disease affected the biological and functional characteristics of ADSCs, which is important for increasing the potential effectiveness of autologous cell therapy. ADSCs were obtained and cultured from three distinct age groups: Infant, adult and elderly...
July 13, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713387/human-cd6-down-modulation-following-t-cell-activation-compromises-lymphocyte-survival-and-proliferative-responses
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Esther Carrasco, Cristina Escoda-Ferran, Núria Climent, Cristina Miró-Julià, Inês T Simões, Mario Martínez-Florensa, Adelaida Sarukhan, Esther Carreras, Francisco Lozano
Available evidence indicates that the CD6 lymphocyte surface receptor is involved in T-cell developmental and activation processes, by facilitating cell-to-cell adhesive contacts with antigen-presenting cells and likely modulating T-cell receptor (TCR) signaling. Here, we show that in vitro activation of human T cells under different TCR-ligation conditions leads to surface downregulation of CD6 expression. This phenomenon was (i) concomitant to increased levels of soluble CD6 (sCD6) in culture supernatants, (ii) partially reverted by protease inhibitors, (iii) not associated to CD6 mRNA down-regulation, and (iv) reversible by stimulus removal...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713366/intratumoral-lentivector-mediated-tgf-%C3%AE-1-gene-downregulation-as-a-potent-strategy-for-enhancing-the-antitumor-effect-of-therapy-composed-of-cyclophosphamide-and-dendritic-cells
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Joanna Rossowska, Natalia Anger, Agnieszka Szczygieł, Jagoda Mierzejewska, Elżbieta Pajtasz-Piasecka
Vaccination with dendritic cells (DCs) stimulated with tumor antigens can induce specific cellular immune response that recognizes a high spectrum of tumor antigens. However, the ability of cancer cells to produce immunosuppressive factors drastically decreases the antitumor activity of DCs. The main purpose of the study was to improve the effectiveness of DC-based immunotherapy or chemoimmunotherapy composed of cyclophosphamide (CY) and DCs by application of lentivectors (LVs)-encoding short hairpin RNA specific for TGF-β1 (shTGFβ1 LVs)...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713327/il-2-anti-il-2-complex-attenuates-inflammation-and-bbb-disruption-in-mice-subjected-to-traumatic-brain-injury
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Weiwei Gao, Fei Li, Ziwei Zhou, Xin Xu, Yingang Wu, Shuai Zhou, Dongpei Yin, Dongdong Sun, Jianhua Xiong, Rongcai Jiang, Jianning Zhang
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) induces the excessive inflammation and disruption of blood-brain barrier, both of which are partially mediated by the activation of microglia and release of inflammatory cytokines. Previous reports showed that administration of regulatory T cells (Tregs) could suppress inflammation and promote neurological function recovery, and that the IL-2/anti-IL-2 complex (IL-2C) could increase the number of Tregs. Thus, we hypothesized that IL-2C-mediated expansion of Tregs would be beneficial in mice subjected to TBI...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710254/the-plasticity-and-stability-of-regulatory-t-cells-during-viral-induced-inflammatory-lesions
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Siddheshvar Bhela, Siva Karthik Varanasi, Ujjaldeep Jaggi, Sarah S Sloan, Naveen K Rajasagi, Barry T Rouse
Ocular infection with HSV causes a chronic T cell-mediated inflammatory lesion in the cornea. Lesion severity is affected by the balance of different CD4 T cell subsets, with greater severity occurring when the activity of regulatory T cells (Tregs) is compromised. In this study, fate-mapping mice were used to assess the stability of Treg function in ocular lesions. We show that cells that were once Foxp3(+) functional Tregs may lose Foxp3 and become Th1 cells that could contribute to lesion expression. The instability primarily occurred with IL-2R(lo) Tregs and was shown, in part, to be the consequence of exposure to IL-12...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709804/identification-of-natural-regulatory-t-cell-epitopes-reveals-convergence-on-a-dominant-autoantigen
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John D Leonard, Dana C Gilmore, Thamotharampillai Dileepan, Wioletta I Nawrocka, Jaime L Chao, Mary H Schoenbach, Marc K Jenkins, Erin J Adams, Peter A Savage
Regulatory T (Treg) cells expressing the transcription factor Foxp3 are critical for the prevention of autoimmunity and the suppression of anti-tumor immunity. The major self-antigens recognized by Treg cells remain undefined, representing a substantial barrier to the understanding of immune regulation. Here, we have identified natural Treg cell ligands in mice. We found that two recurrent Treg cell clones, one prevalent in prostate tumors and the other associated with prostatic autoimmune lesions, recognized distinct non-overlapping MHC-class-II-restricted peptides derived from the same prostate-specific protein...
July 1, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709726/induction-and-maintenance-of-regulatory-t-cells-by-transcription-factors-and-epigenetic-modifications
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REVIEW
Mana Iizuka-Koga, Hiroko Nakatsukasa, Minako Ito, Takashi Akanuma, Qianjin Lu, Akihiko Yoshimura
Regulatory T cells (Tregs) are an essential cell subset for the maintenance of immune homeostasis. Foxp3 (Forkhead box P3) is the Treg master gene which is essential for immune suppressing activity. In addition, Tregs are characterized by a distinct pattern of gene expression, including upregulation of immune-suppressive genes and silencing of inflammatory genes. The molecular mechanisms of Treg development and maintenance have been intensively investigated. Tregs are characterized by expression of the transcription factor Foxp3...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709148/impact-of-chronic-methamphetamine-treatment-on-the-atherosclerosis-formation-in-apoe-mice-fed-a-high-cholesterol-diet
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Pengfei Zhu, Lun Li, Bo Gao, Mingjing Zhang, Yuting Wang, Ye Gu, Liqun Hu
BACKGROUND: We previously reported that methamphetamine could promote atherosclerosis (AS) in ApoE-/- mice fed normal chow. We herein observed the impact of methamphetamine on AS in ApoE-/- mice fed a high cholesterol diet and explored the potential mechanisms.Results and Materials and Methods: Male ApoE-/- mice fed a high cholesterol diet were treated with saline (NS, n = 5) or methamphetamine [8 mg/kg/day (M8, n = 6) through intraperitoneal injection] for 24 weeks. Afterwards, the percentage area of atheromatous plaque in aortic root (44...
July 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708863/negative-modulation-of-suppressive-hiv-specific-regulatory-t-cells-by-il-2-adjuvanted-therapeutic-vaccine
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Vedran Brezar, Lylia Hani, Mathieu Surenaud, Audrey Hubert, Christine Lacabaratz, Jean-Daniel Lelièvre, Yves Levy, Nabila Seddiki
The potential benefit in using IL-2 in immunotherapy for cancer and autoimmunity has been linked to the modulation of immune responses, which partly relies on a direct effect on Tregs populations. Here, we revisited the role of IL-2 in HIV infection and investigated whether its use as an adjuvant with therapeutic vaccination, impacts on HIV-specific responses. Antiretroviral therapy treated-patients were randomized to receive 4 boosts of vaccination (ALVACHIV/Lipo-6T, weeks 0/4/8/12) followed by 3 cycles of IL-2 (weeks 16/24/32) before treatment interruption (TI) at week40...
July 14, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708802/characterization-and-expansion-of-autologous-gmp-ready-regulatory-t-cells-for-treg-based-cell-therapy-in-patients-with-ulcerative-colitis
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Caroline J Voskens, Anika Fischer, Susanne Roessner, Carmen Lorenz, Simon Hirschmann, Raja Atreya, Clemens Neufert, Imke Atreya, Markus F Neurath, Gerold Schuler
BACKGROUND: A local imbalance between regulatory (Treg) and effector T cells is believed to play a major role in gut-specific inflammation, including ulcerative colitis (UC). Restoration of this balance through an adoptive Treg transfer is an attractive new treatment approach in patients who are refractory to current standard therapies. It was our goal to develop a Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)-conform protocol for expansion of UC Treg cells as a rational backbone for future studies on Treg therapy in UC...
August 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706974/sirolimus-increases-t-cell-abundance-in-the-sun-exposed-skin-of-kidney-transplant-recipients
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Michael Thomas Burke, Lauren C Sambira Nahum, Nicole M Isbel, Robert P Carroll, Hans Peter Soyer, Ross Francis, Jennifer Anne Bridge, Carmel Hawley, Kimberly Oliver, Christine E Staatz, James William Wells
BACKGROUND: Kidney transplant recipients (KTRs) receiving the mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitor sirolimus may display a reduced risk of skin cancer development compared to KTRs receiving calcineurin inhibitors. Despite studies investigating the effects of these 2 drug classes on T cells in patient blood, the effect these drugs may have in patient skin is not yet known. METHODS: Fifteen patients with chronic kidney disease (not recipients of immunosuppressive drugs), and 30 KTRs (15 receiving a calcineurin inhibitor, and 15 receiving sirolimus) provided matched samples of blood, sun exposed (SE) and non-SE skin...
July 2017: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706969/quantitative-analysis-of-immune-cell-subset-infiltration-of-supraspinatus-muscle-after-severe-rotator-cuff-injury
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J R Krieger, L E Tellier, M T Ollukaren, J S Temenoff, E A Botchwey
Rotator cuff tears cause muscle degeneration that is characterized by myofiber atrophy, fatty infiltration, and fibrosis and is minimally responsive to current treatment options. The underlying pathogenesis of rotator cuff muscle degeneration remains to be elucidated, and increasing evidence implicates immune cell infiltration as a significant factor. Because immune cells are comprised of highly heterogeneous subpopulations that exert divergent effects on injured tissue, understanding trafficking and accumulation of immune subpopulations may hold the key to more effective therapies...
June 2017: Regenerative Engineering and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706956/ethyl-caffeate-ameliorates-collagen-induced-arthritis-by-suppressing-th1-immune-response
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Shikui Xu, Aixue Zuo, Zengjun Guo, Chunping Wan
The present study was designed to assess the antiarthritic potential of ECF in collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) and explore its underlying mechanism. Methods. In vitro, lymphocyte proliferation assay was measured by CCK-8 kit. In vivo, the therapeutic potential of ECF on CIA was investigated; surface marker, Treg cell, and intracellular cytokines (IL-17A and IFN-γ) were detected by flow cytometry. Th1 cell differentiation assay was performed, and mRNA expression in interferon-γ-related signaling was examined by q-PCR analysis...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702462/adoptive-cell-therapy-of-induced-regulatory-t-cells-expanded-by-tolerogenic-dendritic-cells-on-murine-autoimmune-arthritis
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Jie Yang, Lidong Liu, Yiming Yang, Ning Kong, Xueyu Jiang, Juan Sun, Rufeng Xie
OBJECTIVE: Tolerogenic dendritic cells (tDCs) can expand TGF-β-induced regulatory T cells (iTregs); however, the therapeutic utility of these expanded iTregs in autoimmune diseases remains unknown. We sought to determine the properties of iTregs expanded by mature tolerogenic dendritic cells (iTregmtDC) in vitro and explore their potential to ameliorate collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) in a mouse model. METHODS: After induction by TGF-β and expansion by mature tDCs (mtDCs), the phenotype and proliferation of iTregmtDC were assessed by flow cytometry...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702031/alloantigen-induced-regulatory-t-cells-generated-in-presence-of-vitamin-c-display-enhanced-stability-of-foxp3-expression-and-promote-skin-allograft-acceptance
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Eirini Nikolouli, Matthias Hardtke-Wolenski, Martin Hapke, Michael Beckstette, Robert Geffers, Stefan Floess, Elmar Jaeckel, Jochen Huehn
Regulatory T cells (Tregs) are critical for the maintenance of immune homeostasis and self-tolerance and can be therapeutically used for prevention of unwanted immune responses such as allotransplant rejection. Tregs are characterized by expression of the transcription factor Foxp3, and recent work suggests that epigenetic imprinting of Foxp3 and other Treg-specific epigenetic signatures genes is crucial for the stabilization of both Foxp3 expression and immunosuppressive properties within Tregs. Lately, vitamin C was reported to enhance the activity of enzymes of the ten-eleven translocation family, thereby fostering the demethylation of Foxp3 and other Treg-specific epigenetic signatures genes in developing Tregs...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
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