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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684756/modulation-of-th1-tc1-and-th17-tc17-responses-in-pulmonary-tuberculosis-by-il-20-subfamily-of-cytokines
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Nathella Pavan Kumar, Kadar Moideen, Vaithilingam V Banurekha, Dina Nair, Subash Babu
Although IL-10 is known to be an important cytokine in the immune response to TB, very little is known about the role of IL-20 subfamily of cytokines in the host response to TB. To identify the role of CD4+ T and CD8+ T cells producing IL-20 subfamily of cytokines in human TB, we enumerated the frequencies of IL-10, IL-19 and IL-24 expressing CD4+ and CD8+ T cells following Mtb-specific antigen stimulation of cells from individuals with pulmonary TB (PTB) and latent TB (LTB). We first demonstrated that Mtb-specific antigen induce an expansion of CD4+ and CD8+ T cells expressing IL-10, IL-19 and IL-24 in PTB and LTB individuals, with frequencies being significantly higher in PTB...
April 20, 2018: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684606/sterigmatomyces-halophilus-%C3%AE-glucan-improves-the-immune-response-and-bacterial-resistance-in-pacific-red-snapper-lutjanus-peru-peripheral-blood-leucocytes-in-vitro-study
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Martha Reyes-Becerril, Francisco A Guardiola, Veronica Sanchez, Minerva Maldonado, Carlos Angulo
β-Glucans are naturally occurring polysaccharides that are produced by bacteria, fungi and yeast. They are considered immunostimulants in fish acting on non-specific defense mechanism. Yeast-derived glucans from cell wall (Sterigmatomyces halophilus, β-Gluc/Sh) have been used for this purpose in this study. Therefore, an in vitro assay using peripheral blood leucocytes (PBLs) from Pacific red snapper was performed to evaluate the stimulant effects of β-Gluc/Sh and zymosan A (positive control) for 12 and 24 h and after bacterial challenge with Aeromonas hydrophila at 24 h...
April 20, 2018: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684452/characterization-and-immunomodulatory-activity-of-an-exopolysaccharide-produced-by-lactobacillus-plantarum-jlk0142-isolated-from-fermented-dairy-tofu
#3
Ji Wang, Tong Wu, Xiaobin Fang, Weihong Min, Zhennai Yang
A purified neutral exopolysaccharide (EPS) designated as EPS0142 was obtained from Lactobacillus plantarum JLK0142. EPS0142 consisted of glucose and galactose in an approximate molar ratio of 2.13:1.06 and had a molecular weight of 1.34 × 105  Da. The FT-IR spectrum showed that EPS0142 had a typical polysaccharide absorption pattern. 1 H NMR and 13 C NMR spectra analysis showed the presence of N-acetylated sugar residues. EPS0142 had no toxic effects on RAW 264.7 cells and significantly improved their phagocytic activity and NO secretion in vitro...
April 20, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684345/transplantation-of-creg-modified-embryonic-stem-cells-improves-cardiac-function-after-myocardial-infarction-in-mice
#4
Jian Zhang, Xiaoxiang Tian, Chengfei Peng, Chenghui Yan, Yang Li, Mingyu Sun, Jian Kang, Erhe Gao, Yaling Han
Engraftment of embryonic stem cells (ESC) has been proposed as a potential therapeutic approach for post-infarction cardiac dysfunction. However, only mild function improvement has been achieved due to low survival rate and paracrine dysfunction of transplanted stem cells. Cellular repressor of E1A stimulated genes (CREG) has been reported to be a secreted glycoprotein implicated in promoting survival and differentiation of many cell types. Therefore we hypothesized that transplantation of genetically modified ESC with CREG (CREG-ESC) can improve cardiac function after myocardial infarction in mice...
April 20, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682590/hepatitis-b-vaccination-induced-tnf-%C3%AE-and-il-2-producing-t-cell-responses-in-hiv-healthy-individuals-higher-than-in-hiv-individuals-who-received-the-same-vaccination-regimen
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Kriangkrai Chawansuntati, Kanokporn Chaiklang, Romanee Chaiwarith, Jutarat Praparattanapan, Khuanchai Supparatpinyo, Jiraprapa Wipasa
We investigated cytokine production and expression of degranulation marker CD107a after different strategies of hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccination in human immunodeficiency virus-infected individuals, which were three doses of 20  μ g (standard dose group), four doses of 20  μ g (four doses group), or four doses of 40  μ g (four double doses group), compared to standard dose vaccination in healthy controls. PBMCs collected at different time points were stimulated in vitro with recombinant hepatitis B surface antigen and analyzed by flow cytometry...
2018: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682085/prostaglandin-e-2-produced-by-alginate-encapsulated-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-modulates-the-astrocyte-inflammatory-response
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Elizabeth C Stucky, Joshua Erndt-Marino, Rene S Schloss, Martin L Yarmush, David I Shreiber
Astroglia are well known for their role in propagating secondary injury following brain trauma. Modulation of this injury cascade, including inflammation, is essential to repair and recovery. Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) have been demonstrated as trophic mediators in several models of secondary CNS injury, however, there has been varied success with the use of direct implantation due to a failure to persist at the injury site. To achieve sustained therapeutic benefit, we have encapsulated MSCs in alginate microspheres and evaluated the ability of these encapsulated MSCs to attenuate neuro-inflammation...
June 2017: Nano LIFE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680668/anti-il-7-receptor-%C3%AE-treatment-ameliorates-newly-established-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-like-exocrinopathy-in-non-obese-diabetic-mice
#7
Jing Zhou, Qing Yu
The levels of interleukin (IL)-7 and its receptor are elevated in the salivary glands of patients with Sjögren's syndrome (SS). Our previous study indicates that IL-7 plays a critical pathogenic role in the development and onset of SS in a mouse model of this disease. The present study aims at determining whether IL-7 also plays a role in sustaining SS pathologies after the disease onset, by using the non-obese diabetic (NOD) model. Intraperitoneal administration of a blocking antibody against the IL-7 receptor α chain (IL-7Rα) to female NOD mice aged 10 weeks, which exhibited newly onset clinical SS, for the duration of 3 weeks significantly ameliorated characteristic SS pathologies including hyposalivation and leukocyte infiltration of the submandibular glands (SMGs)...
April 19, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679712/evaluating-the-genotoxicity-of-cellulose-nanofibrils-in-a-co-culture-of-human-lung-epithelial-cells-and-monocyte-derived-macrophages
#8
Célia Ventura, Ana Filipa Lourenço, António Sousa-Uva, Paulo J T Ferreira, Maria João Silva
Cellulose nanofibrils (CNF) are manufactured nanofibres that hold impressive expectations in forest, food, pharmaceutical, and biomedical industries. CNF production and applications are leading to an increased human exposure and thereby it is of utmost importance to assess its safety to health. In this study, we screened the cytotoxic, immunotoxic and genotoxic effects of a CNF produced by TEMPO-mediated oxidation of an industrial bleached Eucalyptus globulus kraft pulp on a co-culture of lung epithelial alveolar (A549) cells and monocyte-derived macrophages (THP-1 cells)...
April 18, 2018: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679490/increased-nk-cell-subsets-with-inhibitory-cytokines-and-inhibitory-surface-receptors-in-patients-with-recurrent-miscarriage-and-decreased-or-normal-subsets-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-late-post-transplant
#9
Li Zhu, Mostafa Aly, Haihao Wang, Hristos Karakizlis, Rolf Weimer, Christian Morath, Ruben Jeremias Kuon, Bettina Toth, Naruemol Ekpoom, Gerhard Opelz, Volker Daniel
BACKGROUND: Patients with recurrent miscarriage (RM) show up-regulated cytotoxic NK cells that are suspected to play a causal role in abortion. In the present study, we investigated counter-regulating inhibitory mechanisms and compared the results in RM patients with those of healthy controls (HC), patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) and kidney transplant recipients late post-transplant (TX). METHODS: NK, NKT and T cell subsets were analyzed in the peripheral blood of 31 RM, 14 female ESRD and 9 female TX patients as well as 21 female HC using eight-color fluorescence flow cytometry...
April 21, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679487/allergen-specific-immunotherapy-induces-regulatory-t-cells-in-an-atopic-dermatitis-mouse-model
#10
Jung U Shin, Seo Hyeong Kim, Ji Yeon Noh, Ji Hye Kim, Kim Hye Ran, Kyoung Yong Jeong, Kyung Hee Park, Jungsoo Lee, Howard Chu, Jae-Hyun Lee, Tai-Soon Yong, Jung-Won Park, Kwang Hoon Lee
BACKGROUND: Several studies have demonstrated that allergen-specific immunotherapy (SIT) can be an effective treatment for atopic dermatitis (AD). However, there is no relevant mouse model to investigate the mechanism and validate the novel modality of SIT in AD. METHODS: NC/Nga mice with induced AD-like skin lesions received a subcutaneous injection of SIT (an extract of the house dust mite Dermatophagoides farinae [DfE]) or placebo for 5 weeks). Clinical and histological improvements of AD-like skin lesions were examined...
April 21, 2018: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679373/cytokine-producing-b-cells-promote-immune-mediated-bile-duct-injury-in-murine-biliary-atresia
#11
Joseph Bednarek, Brianna Traxinger, Dania Brigham, Jonathan Roach, David Orlicky, Dong Wang, Roberta Pelanda, Cara L Mack
Biliary atresia (BA) is a neonatal T cell-mediated inflammatory, sclerosing cholangiopathy. In the Rhesus rotavirus (RRV)-induced neonatal mouse model of BA (murine BA), mice lacking B cells do not develop BA, and the lack of B cells is associated with loss of T cell and macrophage activation. The aim of this study was to determine the mechanism of B cell-mediated immune activation (antigen presentation versus cytokine production) in murine BA. RESULTS: Normal neonatal B cells in the liver are predominantly at pro-B and pre-B cellular development...
April 20, 2018: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676640/a-pilot-study-assessing-the-ability-of-5-aminosalicylic-acid-to-modulate-the-immune-response-in-chronic-beryllium-disease
#12
Brian J Day, Jie Huang, Briana Q Barkes, May Gillespie, Li Li, Lisa A Maier
Chronic beryllium disease is a granulomatous lung disease, characterized by the accumulation of macrophages and beryllium-specific CD4+ T-cells that proliferate and produce T-helper cell type 1 cytokines. Previous studies indicate that beryllium-mediated oxidative stress enhances cytokine response in chronic beryllium disease CD4+ T-cells. 5-Aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA) is currently used to treat inflammatory bowel disease and has both antioxidant and antiinflammatory actions. We hypothesized that 5-ASA therapy may be a beneficial therapy in chronic beryllium disease...
April 2018: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676593/icos-costimulation-differentially-affects-t-cells-in-secondary-lymphoid-organs-and-inflamed-tissues
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Dana Vu Van, Laura Bauer, Richard A Kroczek, Andreas Hutloff
B cell interaction with follicular helper T cells and their subsequent differentiation into high-affinity antibody producing cells normally takes place in secondary lymphoid organs. The costimulator ICOS plays a key role in this process and is therefore considered as an attractive target to modulate exaggerated B cell responses in autoimmune or allergic diseases. Inflamed tissues were recently recognized as additional sites of active T cell/B cell interaction. To analyze whether ICOS costimulation is also important there, we employed a mouse airway inflammation model which allows to directly compare immune reactions in the lung-draining lymph node and the lung tissue and also to assess the relative importance of dendritic cells versus B cells as antigen-presenting cells...
April 20, 2018: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675965/il-33-overexpression-reflects-less-aggressive-tumour-features-in-large-duct-type-cholangiocarcinomas
#14
Ryuichiro Sawada, Yuna Ku, Masayuki Akita, Kyoko Otani, Kohei Fujikura, Tomoo Itoh, Tetsuo Ajiki, Takumi Fukumoto, Yoshihiro Kakeji, Yoh Zen
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The present study aimed to elucidate the clinicopathological significance of IL-6 and IL-33 expression in intrahepatic cholangiocarcinomas (iCCAs) and perihilar cholangiocarcinomas (pCCAs). METHODS: IL-6 and IL-33 mRNA expression was examined in iCCAs (n=55) and pCCAs (n=32) using quantitative real-time PCR and a highly sensitive in situ hybridization protocol (RNAscope® ), and expression values were correlated with clinicopathological features...
April 19, 2018: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675712/in-vitro-anti-inflammatory-activity-of-terpenes-via-suppression-of-superoxide-and-nitric-oxide-generation-and-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signalling-pathway
#15
Franciane Martins Marques, Mariana Moreira Figueira, Elisângela Flávia Pimentel Schmitt, Tamara P Kondratyuk, Denise Coutinho Endringer, Rodrigo Scherer, Marcio Fronza
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Terpenes are considered the main components of essential oils and an important source for the identification of novel lead molecules. This study aimed to investigate the in vitro anti-inflammatory activity of L-carveol, L-carvone, and m-cimene (monoterpenes) and of valencene and guaiene (sesquiterpenes). METHODS: The influence on intracellular nitric oxide (NO) and pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokine (TNF-α, IL-1α and IL-10) production and on nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) activity was determined using Griess reagent, immunoenzymatic assay kits (ELISA) and chemiluminescence measurements in cell-based assays, respectively...
April 19, 2018: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675401/analysis-of-the-antigenic-and-prophylactic-properties-of-the-leishmania-translation-initiation-factors-eif2-and-eif2b-in-natural-and-experimental-leishmaniasis
#16
Esther Garde, Laura Ramírez, Laura Corvo, José C Solana, M Elena Martín, Víctor M González, Carlos Gómez-Nieto, Aldina Barral, Manoel Barral-Netto, José M Requena, Salvador Iborra, Manuel Soto
Different members of intracellular protein families are recognized by the immune system of the vertebrate host infected by parasites of the genus Leishmania . Here, we have analyzed the antigenic and immunogenic properties of the Leishmania eIF2 and eIF2B translation initiation factors. An in silico search in Leishmania infantum sequence databases allowed the identification of the genes encoding the α, β, and γ subunits and the α, β, and δ subunits of the putative Leishmania orthologs of the eukaryotic initiation factors F2 (LieIF2) or F2B (LieIF2B), respectively...
2018: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675018/contribution-to-tumor-angiogenesis-from-innate-immune-cells-within-the-tumor-microenvironment-implications-for-immunotherapy
#17
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Adriana Albini, Antonino Bruno, Douglas M Noonan, Lorenzo Mortara
The critical role of angiogenesis in promoting tumor growth and metastasis is strongly established. However, tumors show considerable variation in angiogenic characteristics and in their sensitivity to antiangiogenic therapy. Tumor angiogenesis involves not only cancer cells but also various tumor-associated leukocytes (TALs) and stromal cells. TALs produce chemokines, cytokines, proteases, structural proteins, and microvescicles. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and inflammatory chemokines are not only major proangiogenic factors but are also immune modulators, which increase angiogenesis and lead to immune suppression...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672593/il-13-induces-periostin-and-eotaxin-expression-in-human-primary-alveolar-epithelial-cells-comparison-with-paired-airway-epithelial-cells
#18
Yoko Ito, Reem Al Mubarak, Nicole Roberts, Kelly Correll, William Janssen, James Finigan, Rangnath Mishra, Hong Wei Chu
Alveolar epithelial cells are critical to the pathogenesis of pulmonary inflammation and fibrosis, which are associated with overexpression of type 2 cytokine IL-13. IL-13 is known to induce the production of profibrotic (e.g., periostin) and pro-inflammatory (e.g., eotaxin-3) mediators in human airway epithelial cells, but it remains unclear if human primary alveolar epithelial cells increase periostin and eotaxin expression following IL-13 stimulation. The goals of this study are to determine if alveolar epithelial cells increase periostin and eotaxin expression upon IL-13 stimulation, and if alveolar and airway epithelial cells from the same subjects have similar responses to IL-13...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672590/hiv-replication-is-associated-to-inflammasomes-activation-il-1%C3%AE-il-18-and-caspase-1-expression-in-galt-and-peripheral-blood
#19
Manuel Gerónimo Feria, Natalia Andrea Taborda, Juan C Hernandez, Maria Teresa Rugeles
BACKGROUND: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) promotes an inflammatory process, leading to the progressive loss of the functional capacity of the immune system. The HIV infection induces alterations in several tissues, but mainly in the gut-associated lymphoid tissue (GALT). However, the degree of GALT deterioration varies among infected individuals. In fact, it has been shown that HIV-controllers, who spontaneously control viral replication, exhibit a lower inflammatory response, and a relative normal frequency and function of most of the immune cells...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671873/t-cell-derived-ifn-%C3%AE-downregulates-protective-group-2-innate-lymphoid-cells-in-murine-lupus-erythematosus
#20
Mathis Düster, Martina Becker, Ann-Christin Gnirck, Malte Wunderlich, Ulf Panzer, Jan-Eric Turner
Innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) are important regulators of the immune response and play a crucial role in the restoration of tissue homeostasis after injury. GATA-3+ IL-13- and IL-5-producing group 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2s) have been shown to promote tissue repair in barrier organs, but despite extensive research on ILCs in the recent years, their potential role in autoimmune diseases is still incompletely understood. In the present study, we investigate the role of ILC2s in the MRL/MpJ-Faslpr (MRL-lpr) mouse model for severe organ manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)...
April 19, 2018: European Journal of Immunology
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