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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651408/-identification-and-evaluation-of-t-cell-epitopes-of-rv0585c-from-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
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X X Wang, X Chen, Y Q Li, T Y Xiao, Y Jiang, M C Li, H C Liu, K L Wan
Objective: To investigate the human T cell epitopes of Mycobacterium (M.) tuberculosis Rv0585c protein antigen and their immunogenicity and provide evidence for the development of specific tuberculosis immune diagnostic techniques and tuberculosis vaccine. Methods: We synthesized peptides from M. tuberculosis Rv0585c protein antigen predicted by TE-predict and IEDB human T cell epitope prediction tool. The cellular immunoreactivity of the predicted peptides was evaluated through ELISpot assay with the peripheral blood monouclear cells (PBMC) of clinical tuberculosis patients...
May 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651239/cardiaprotective-effect-of-crocetin-by-attenuating-apoptosis-in-isoproterenol-induced-myocardial-infarction-rat-model
#2
Weili Zhang, Yuhui Li, Zhiming Ge
Given study evaluates the cardioprotective effect of crocetin in myocardial infracted (MI) rats. MI was produced by administering isoproterenol (90mg/kg/day, i.p.) in rats for two consecutive days. all the animals were divided in to four groups such as control group receives only saline; MI group which receives only isoproterenol and crocetin treated group which receives crocetin (50, 100 and 200mg/kg/day, p.o.) for the duration of 15 days. At the end of dosing left ventricular functions was assessed to estimate its effect on cardiac functions...
June 23, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649380/gitr-ligand-fusion-protein-agonist-enhances-the-tumor-antigen-specific-cd8-t-cell-response-and-leads-to-long-lasting-memory
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Nick M Durham, Nick Holoweckyj, Randall S MacGill, Kelly McGlinchey, Ching Ching Leow, Scott H Robbins
BACKGROUND: The expansion of antigen-specific CD8 T cells is important in generating an effective and long-lasting immune response to tumors and viruses. Glucocorticoid-induced tumor necrosis factor receptor family-related receptor (GITR) is a co-stimulatory receptor that binds the GITR ligand (GITRL). Agonism of GITR can produce important signals that drive expansion of effector T cell populations. METHODS: We explored two separate murine tumor models, CT26 and TC-1, for responsiveness to GITR Ligand Fusion Protein(GITRL-FP) monotherapy...
2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649250/immunity-in-protochordates-the-tunicate-perspective
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REVIEW
Nicola Franchi, Loriano Ballarin
Tunicates are the closest relatives of vertebrates, and their peculiar phylogenetic position explains the increasing interest toward tunicate immunobiology. They are filter-feeding organisms, and this greatly influences their defense strategies. The majority of the studies on tunicate immunity were carried out in ascidians. The tunic acts as a first barrier against pathogens and parasites. In addition, the oral siphon and the pharynx represent two major, highly vascularized, immune organs, where circulating hemocytes can sense non-self material and trigger immune responses that, usually, lead to inflammation and phagocytosis...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648331/il-35-as-a-newly-proposed-homeostasis-associated-molecular-pattern-plays-three-major-functions-including-anti-inflammatory-initiator-effector-and-blocker-in-cardiovascular-diseases
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Xinyuan Li, Pu Fang, William Y Yang, Hong Wang, Xiaofeng Yang
IL-35 is a new anti-inflammatory cytokine identified in 2007, which inhibits inflammation and immune responses by inducing regulatory T cells and regulatory B cells and suppressing effector T cells and macrophages. The unique initiator and effector anti-inflammatory properties of IL-35 bring tremendous interest in investigating its role during cardiovascular disease (CVD) development, in which inflammatory processes are firmly established as central to its development and complications. In this review, we update recent understanding of how IL-35 is produced and regulated in the cells...
June 22, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647568/hepatocyte-derived-macrophage-migration-inhibitory-factor-mediates-alcohol-induced-liver-injury-in-mice-and-patients
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Veronica Marin, Kyle Poulsen, Gemma Odena, Megan R McMullen, Jose Altamirano, Pau Sancho-Bru, Claudio Tiribelli, Juan Caballeria, Natalia Rosso, Ramon Bataller, Laura E Nagy
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) is a multi-potent cytokine that contributes to the inflammatory response to injury. MIF is expressed by multiple cell types; however, the cellular source and actions of MIF in alcoholic liver disease (ALD) are not well known. Here we tested the hypothesis that non-myeloid cells, specifically hepatocytes, are an important cellular source of MIF in ALD. METHODS: MIF expression was measured in HuH7 and differentiated THP-1 cells in response to ethanol...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646491/sickle-cells-produce-functional-immune-modulators-and-cytotoxics
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Chiao-Wang Sun, Li-Chen Wu, Peter L Knopick, David S Bradley, Tim Townes, David S Terman
Sickle erythrocytes' (SSRBCs) unique physical adaptation to hypoxic conditions renders them able to home to hypoxic tumor niches in vivo, shut down tumor blood flow and induce tumoricidal responses. SSRBCs are also useful vehicles for transport of encapsulated drugs and oncolytic virus into hypoxic tumors with enhanced anti-tumor effects. In search of additional modes for arming sickle cells with cytotoxics, we turned to a lentiviral β-globin vector with optimized Locus Control Region/β-globin coding region/promoter/enhancers...
June 24, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646042/on-the-role-il-4-il-13-heteroreceptor-plays-in-regulation-of-type-1-diabetes
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Tobechukwu K Ukah, Alexis N Cattin-Roy, Weirong Chen, Mindy M Miller, Subhasis Barik, Habib Zaghouani
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) manifests when the insulin-producing pancreatic β cells are destroyed as a consequence of an inflammatory process initiated by lymphocytes of the immune system. The NOD mouse develops T1D spontaneously and serves as an animal model for human T1D. The IL-4Rα/IL-13Rα1 heteroreceptor (HR) serves both IL-4 and IL-13 cytokines, which are believed to function as anti-inflammatory cytokines in T1D. However, whether the HR provides a responsive element to environmental (i.e., physiologic) IL-4/IL-13 in the regulation of peripheral tolerance and the development of T1D has yet to be defined...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645612/il-1%C3%AE-induced-methylation-of-the-estrogen-receptor-er%C3%AE-gene-correlates-with-emt-and-chemoresistance-in-breast-cancer-cells
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Aura M Jiménez-Garduño, Mónica G Mendoza-Rodríguez, Daniel Urrutia-Cabrera, María C Domínguez-Robles, Eloy A Pérez-Yépez, Jorge Tonatiuh Ayala-Sumuano, Isaura Meza
Inflammation has been recently acknowledged as a key participant in the physiopathology of oncogenesis and tumor progression. The inflammatory cytokine IL-1β has been reported to induce the expression of markers associated with malignancy in breast cancerous cells through Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition (EMT). Aggressive breast cancer tumors classified as Triple Negative do not respond to hormonal treatment because they lack three crucial receptors, one of which is the estrogen receptor alpha (ERα). Expression of ERα is then considered a good prognostic marker for tamoxifen treatment of this type of cancer, as the binding of this drug to the receptor blocks the transcriptional activity of the latter...
June 20, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643415/cultivation-of-human-dermal-fibroblasts-and-epidermal-keratinocytes-on-keratin-coated-silica-bead-substrates
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Bee Yi Tan, Luong T H Nguyen, Hyo-Sop Kim, Jae-Ho Kim, Kee Woei Ng
Human hair keratin is promising as a bioactive material platform for various biomedical applications. To explore its versatility further, human hair keratin was coated onto monolayers of silica beads to produce film-like substrates. This combination was hypothesized to provide a synergistic effect in improving the biochemical properties of the resultant composite. Atomic Force Microscopy analysis showed uniform coatings of keratin on the silica beads with a slight increase in the resulting surface roughness...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642794/adipose-tissue-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-have-a-heterogenic-cytokine-secretion-profile
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Yongkang Wu, Martin J Hoogduijn, Carla C Baan, Sander S Korevaar, Ronella de Kuiper, Lin Yan, Lanlan Wang, Nicole M van Besouw
Mesenchymal stem cells derived from adipose tissue (ASC) have immune regulatory function, which makes them interesting candidates for cellular therapy. ASC cultures are however heterogeneous in phenotype. It is unclear whether all ASC contribute equally to immunomodulatory processes. ASC are also responsive to cytokine stimulation, which may affect the ratio between more and less potent ASC populations. In the present study, we determined IL-6 receptor (CD126 and CD130 subunits) and IFN-γ receptor (CD119) expression on ASC by flow cytometry...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642758/time-and-antigen-stimulation-history-influence-memory-cd8-t-cell-bystander-responses
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Matthew D Martin, Qiang Shan, Hai-Hui Xue, Vladimir P Badovinac
Memory CD8 T cells can be activated and induced to produce cytokines and increase stores of cytolytic proteins not only in response to cognate antigen (Ag) but also in response to inflammatory cytokines (bystander responses). Importantly, bystander memory CD8 T cell functions have been shown to be dependent upon memory CD8 T cell fitness, since exhausted CD8 T cells have diminished capacity to respond to inflammatory cues. While it is known that memory CD8 T cell functional abilities, including ability to produce cytokines in response to cognate Ag, change with time after initial Ag encounter and upon multiple Ag stimulations (e...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642703/different-regulation-of-interleukin-1-production-and-activity-in-monocytes-and-macrophages-innate-memory-as-an-endogenous-mechanism-of-il-1-inhibition
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Mariusz P Madej, Elfi Töpfer, Diana Boraschi, Paola Italiani
Production and activity of interleukin (IL)-1β are kept under strict control in our body, because of its powerful inflammation-promoting capacity. Control of IL-1β production and activity allows IL-1 to exert its defensive activities without causing extensive tissue damage. Monocytes are the major producers of IL-1β during inflammation, but they are also able to produce significant amounts of IL-1 inhibitors such as IL-1Ra and the soluble form of the decoy receptor IL-1R2, in an auto-regulatory feedback loop...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642128/immunomodulation-of-parkinson-s-disease-using-mucuna-pruriens-mp
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REVIEW
Sachchida Nand Rai, Hareram Birla, Walia Zahra, Saumitra Sen Singh, Surya Pratap Singh
Immune control is associated with nigrostriatal neuroprotection for Parkinson's disease (PD); though its direct cause and effect relationships have not yet been realized and modulating the immune system for therapeutic gain has been openly discussed. While the pathobiology of PD remains in study, neuroinflammation is thought to speed nigrostriatal degeneration. The neuroinflammatory cascade associated with PD begins with aggregation of misfolded or post-translationally modified α-synuclein (α-syn). Such aggregation results in neuronal cell death and the presence of chronically activated glia (microglia and astroglia), leading to the production of proinflammatory cytokines like tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β), IL-6, and enzymes such as nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH) oxidase and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2)...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641471/evaluation-of-immunomodulatory-effects-of-zearalenone-in-mice
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Mohammad Rafiqul Islam, Jong Won Kim, Yoon-Seok Roh, Jong-Hoon Kim, Han Kang Min, Hyung-Joo Kwon, Chae Woong Lim, Bumseok Kim
Zearalenone (ZEA) is a non-steroidal estrogenic mycotoxin produced by Fusarium species. The toxicity of ZEA has been evaluated for reproductive and developmental effects; however, there is little evidence about its acute toxicity or general immunotoxicity. In the present study, immune regulatory functions were investigated in mice that had been exposed to ZEA (5 or 20 mg/kg BW) daily for 14 days. Results showed that sub-populations of CD4(+), CD8(+) and CD11c(+) cells in the spleen and CD4(+), CD8(+) and F4/80(+) cells in the mesenteric lymph nodes (MLN) of ZEA (20 mg/kg)-exposed hosts were decreased compared to those in the control mice...
December 2017: Journal of Immunotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640909/hiv-tat-regulates-macrophage-gene-expression-in-the-context-of-neuroaids
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Loreto Carvallo, Lillie Lopez, Jorge E Fajardo, Matias Jaureguiberry-Bravo, Andras Fiser, Joan W Berman
Despite the success of cART, greater than 50% of HIV infected people develop cognitive and motor deficits termed HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND). Macrophages are the major cell type infected in the CNS. Unlike for T cells, the virus does not kill macrophages and these long-lived cells may become HIV reservoirs in the brain. They produce cytokines/chemokines and viral proteins that promote inflammation and neuronal damage, playing a key role in HIV neuropathogenesis. HIV Tat is the transactivator of transcription that is essential for replication and transcriptional regulation of the virus and is the first protein to be produced after HIV infection...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638385/intercellular-communication-of-tumor-cells-and-immune-cells-after-exposure-to-different-ionizing-radiation-qualities
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REVIEW
Sebastian Diegeler, Christine E Hellweg
Ionizing radiation can affect the immune system in many ways. Depending on the situation, the whole body or parts of the body can be acutely or chronically exposed to different radiation qualities. In tumor radiotherapy, a fractionated exposure of the tumor (and surrounding tissues) is applied to kill the tumor cells. Currently, mostly photons, and also electrons, neutrons, protons, and heavier particles such as carbon ions, are used in radiotherapy. Tumor elimination can be supported by an effective immune response...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638279/preventive-actions-of-allergen-immunotherapy-the-facts-and-the-effects-in-search-of-evidence
#18
REVIEW
Irene Martignago, Cristoforo Incorvaia, Erminia Ridolo
Allergen immunotherapy (AIT) is the only treatment that works on the causes of allergy. Available AIT nowadays are subcutaneous immunotherapy (SCIT) and sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) for allergic rhinitis and asthma, while for allergy to Hymenoptera venom only subcutaneous route is recommended. A bulk of trials and meta-analyses demonstrated that efficacy and safety of AIT in decreasing allergic clinical symptoms and use of rescue medications, while its preventive capacity is yet under investigation. The most important of these effects is the prevention of potentially fatal anaphylactic reactions to Hymenoptera stings by venom immunotherapy (VIT)...
2017: Clinical and Molecular Allergy: CMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638110/a-novel-and-effective-method-to-generate-human-porcine-specific-regulatory-t-cells-with-high-expression-of-il-10-tgf-%C3%AE-1-and-il-35
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Mingqian Li, Judith Eckl, Christiane Geiger, Dolores J Schendel, Heike Pohla
Organ transplantation remains the most effective treatment for patients with late stage organ failure. Transgenic pigs provide an alternative organ donor source to the limited availability of human organs. However, cellular rejection still remains to be the obstacle for xenotransplantation. Superior to other methods, antigen-specific regulatory T cells (Treg) alleviate cellular rejection with fewer side effects. Here we demonstrate the use of a fast method to provide tolerogenic dendritic cells (tolDC) that can be used to generate effective porcine-specific Treg cells (PSTreg)...
June 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637951/porphyromonas-gingivalis-induced-il-33-down-regulates-hcap-18-ll-37-production-in-human-gingival-epithelial-cells
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Hiroyuki Tada, Takamitsu Shimizu, Kenji Matsushita, Haruhiko Takada
hCAP-18/LL-37 is an antimicrobial peptide that is mainly expressed in epithelial cells. Gingival epithelial cells play pivotal roles in antimicrobial defense by expressing hCAP-18/LL-37. Porphyromonas gingivalis is a primary pathogen for chronic periodontitis and produces cysteine proteinase gingipains, which induce proinflammatory cytokines production, leading to enhance inflammatory responses. In contrast, gingipains attenuate immune responses, leading to induce anti-inflammatory responses. In this study, we investigated the ability of gingipains to attenuate P...
2017: Biomedical Research
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