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Immunological reconstitution

Kylie Su Mei Yong, Justin Han Jia Ng, Zhisheng Her, Ying Ying Hey, Sue Yee Tan, Wilson Wei Sheng Tan, Sergio Erdal Irac, Min Liu, Xue Ying Chan, Merry Gunawan, Randy Jee Hiang Foo, Dolyce Hong Wen Low, Ian Hewitt Mendenhall, Yok Teng Chionh, Charles-Antoine Dutertre, Qingfeng Chen, Lin-Fa Wang
Bats are an important animal model with long lifespans, low incidences of tumorigenesis and an ability to asymptomatically harbour pathogens. Currently, in vivo studies of bats are hampered due to their low reproduction rates. To overcome this, we transplanted bat cells from bone marrow (BM) and spleen into an immunodeficient mouse strain NOD-scid IL-2R-/- (NSG), and have successfully established stable, long-term reconstitution of bat immune cells in mice (bat-mice). Immune functionality of our bat-mouse model was demonstrated through generation of antigen-specific antibody response by bat cells following immunization...
March 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
Christelle Retière, Catherine Willem, Thierry Guillaume, Henri Vié, Laetitia Gautreau-Rolland, Emmanuel Scotet, Xavier Saulquin, Katia Gagne, Marie C Béné, Berthe-Marie Imbert, Beatrice Clemenceau, Pierre Peterlin, Alice Garnier, Patrice Chevallier
We have compared prospectively the outcome and immune reconstitution of patients receiving either post-transplant cyclophosphamide (PTCY) ( n = 30) or anti-thymocyte globulin ATG ( n = 15) as Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) prophylaxis after reduced-intensity conditioning (RIC) allogeneic peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) transplantation (allo-SCT). The outcome and immune reconstitution of patients receiving either of these two regimens were compared prospectively. This study allowed also to investigate the impact of PTCY between haplo-identical vs matched donors and of clofarabine as part of the RIC regimen...
February 20, 2018: Oncotarget
Nina Müller, Katharina Landwehr, Kirsten Langeveld, Joanna Stenzel, Walter Pouwels, Menno A W G van der Hoorn, Erhard Seifried, Halvard Bonig
BACKGROUND AIMS: For patients needing allogeneic stem cell transplantation but lacking a major histocompatibility complex (MHC)-matched donor, haplo-identical (family) donors may be an alternative. Stringent T-cell depletion required in these cases to avoid lethal graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) can delay immune reconstitution, thus impairing defense against virus reactivation and attenuating graft-versus-leukemia (GVL) activity. Several groups reported that GVHD is caused by cells residing within the naive (CD45RA+ ) T-cell compartment and proposed use of CD45RA-depleted donor lymphocyte infusion (DLI) to accelerate immune reconstitution...
February 28, 2018: Cytotherapy
Alessandra Bandera, Michela Masetti, Massimiliano Fabbiani, Mara Biasin, Antonio Muscatello, Nicola Squillace, Mario Clerici, Andrea Gori, Daria Trabattoni
Background: Inflammasome-mediated activation of caspase-1 regulates inflammatory responses and pyroptosis. We analyzed possible associations between inflammasome-related genes and immune reconstitution in HIV-infected antiretroviral therapy (ART)-treated patients. Methods: Cross-sectional, case-control study. HIV-infected patients on ART for ≥24 months with HIV-RNA<50 cp/mL for ≥12 months were enrolled and defined as immunological responders (IR) or non-responders (INR) if CD4 count was ≥500 or ≤350 cells/μL, respectively...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
Upasana Kulkarni, Christoph Herrmenau, Stephanie J Win, Michael Bauer, Thomas Kamradt
Immunological dysregulation in sepsis is associated with often lethal secondary infections. Loss of effector cells and an expansion of immunoregulatory cell populations both contribute to sepsis-induced immunosuppression. The extent and duration of this immunosuppression are unknown. Interleukin 7 (IL-7) is important for the maintenance of lymphocytes and can accelerate the reconstitution of effector lymphocytes in sepsis. How IL-7 influences immunosuppressive cell populations is unknown. We have used the mouse model of peritoneal contamination and infection (PCI) to investigate the expansion of immunoregulatory cells as long-term sequelae of sepsis with or without IL-7 treatment...
2018: PloS One
Hong Sun, Wenqing Geng, Hualu Cui, Guoxin Liang, Yajing Fu, Zining Zhang, Yongjun Jiang, Haibo Ding, Junjie Xu, Hong Shang
The profound deficiency of Th17 cells contributes to HIV disease progression. The mechanisms of their perturbation remain unclear. Recently, CCR6+ CD95+ CD4+ naïve T cells (CCR6+ CD95+ CD4+ TNA ), identified as pre-committed Th17 precursors, were recognized as a subpopulation of CD4+ T cells with stem cell properties. Following phenotypical identification, we evaluated their level in patients during chronic HIV infection and following antiretroviral therapy (ART) using flow cytometry. The levels of CCR6+ CD95+ CD4+ TNA were decreased during chronic HIV infection and correlated with CD4+ T cell counts...
February 10, 2018: Cellular Immunology
Takero Shindo, Kazutaka Kitaura, Hiroshi Ureshino, Kazuharu Kamachi, Masaharu Miyahara, Kazuko Doi, Tatsuro Watanabe, Eisaburo Sueoka, Tadasu Shin-I, Ryuji Suzuki, Shinya Kimura
Although the anti-CCR4 antibody mogamulizumab (moga) shows striking antitumor activity against adult T cell leukemia (ATL), it can also cause fatal immunological pathology such as severe skin rash and graft-versus-host disease, which might be attributed to depletion of CCR4+ regulatory T cells. We previously showed that next generation sequencing enables precise analysis of the T cell receptor (TCR) repertoire, and we here used the technique to reveal the immunological dynamics in moga-treated ATL patients...
2018: Oncoimmunology
F A Tobolowsky, N Wada, O Martinez-Maza, L Magpantay, S L Koletar, F J Palella, T T Brown, J E Lake
INTRODUCTION: Lymphoid tissue fibrosis may contribute to incomplete immune reconstitution on antiretroviral therapy (ART) via local CD4+ T lymphocyte (CD4) depletion. Hyaluronic acid (HA) increases with fibrotic burden. CXCL4 concentrations increase in response to pro-fibrotic stimuli, but lower CXCL4 concentrations in HIV-infected individuals may reflect successful immune evasion by HIV. We investigated relationships between circulating HA and CXCL4 concentrations and immune reconstitution on ART in HIV-infected Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study participants...
2018: PloS One
David B Meya, Samuel Okurut, Godfrey Zziwa, Stephen Cose, Paul R Bohjanen, Harriet Mayanja-Kizza, Moses Joloba, David R Boulware, Carol Yukari Manabe, Sharon Wahl, Edward N Janoff
A third of adults with AIDS and cryptococcal meningitis (CM) develop immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS) after initiating antiretroviral therapy (ART), which is thought to result from exaggerated inflammatory antigen-specific T cell responses. The contribution of monocytes to the immunopathogenesis of cryptococcal IRIS remains unclear. We compared monocyte subset frequencies and immune responses in HIV-infected Ugandans at time of CM diagnosis (IRIS-Baseline) for those who later developed CM-IRIS, controls who did not develop CM-IRIS (Control-Baseline) at CM-IRIS (IRIS-Event), and for controls at a time point matched for ART duration (Control-Event) to understand the association of monocyte distribution and immune responses with cryptococcal IRIS...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Fungi (Basel, Switzerland)
Sandrine Logerot, Magali Rancez, Bénédicte Charmeteau-de Muylder, Suzanne Figueiredo-Morgado, Sandra Rozlan, Giuseppe Tambussi, Stéphanie Beq, Anne Couëdel-Courteille, Rémi Cheynier
OBJECTIVES: Recombinant Human IL-7 (rhIL-7) therapy allows reconstituting systemic and tissue-associated CD4 T-cell populations in HIV-infected poor immunological responder (PIR) patients. However, in vitro studies suggest that the impact of rhIL-7 treatment on HIV-DNA loads in vivo remains questionable. DESIGN: We assessed the dynamics of circulating HIV-DNA loads in IL-7-treated HIV-infected PIR individuals. METHODS: Forty-one rhIL-7-treated and 16 control participants from the INSPIRE-3 clinical trial were included...
January 23, 2018: AIDS
Lucas C M Arruda, Kelen C R Malmegrim, João R Lima-Júnior, Emmanuel Clave, Juliana B E Dias, Daniela A Moraes, Corinne Douay, Isabelle Fournier, Hélène Moins-Teisserenc, Antônio José Alberdi, Dimas T Covas, Belinda P Simões, Pauline Lansiaux, Antoine Toubert, Maria Carolina Oliveira
To evaluate the immunological mechanisms associated with clinical outcomes after autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (AHSCT), focusing on regulatory T- (Treg) and B- (Breg) cell immune reconstitution, 31 systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients underwent simultaneous clinical and immunological evaluations over 36-month posttransplantation follow-up. Patients were retrospectively grouped into responders (n = 25) and nonresponders (n = 6), according to clinical response after AHSCT. Thymic function and B-cell neogenesis were respectively assessed by quantification of DNA excision circles generated during T- and B-cell receptor rearrangements...
January 23, 2018: Blood Advances
J B Wechsler, A Szabo, C L Hsu, R A Krier-Burris, H A Schroeder, M Y Wang, R G Carter, T E Velez, L M Aguiniga, J B Brown, M L Miller, B K Wershil, T A Barrett, P J Bryce
Ulcerative colitis (UC) patients exhibit elevated histamine, but how histamine exacerbates disease is unclear as targeting histamine 1 receptor (H1R) or H2R is clinically ineffective. We hypothesized that histamine functioned instead through the other colon-expressed histamine receptor, H4R. In humans, UC patient biopsies exhibited increased H4R RNA and protein expression over control tissue, and immunohistochemistry showed that H4R was in proximity to immunopathogenic myeloperoxidase-positive neutrophils. To characterize this association further, we employed both the oxazolone (Ox)- and dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-induced experimental colitis mouse models and also found upregulated H4R expression...
January 24, 2018: Mucosal Immunology
Raghubendra Singh Dagur, Weimin Wang, Yan Cheng, Edward Makarov, Murali Ganesan, Hiroshi Suemizu, Catherine L Gebhart, Santhi Gorantla, Natalia Osna, Larisa Y Poluektova
HIV-1 infection impairs liver function, and liver diseases have become a leading cause of morbidity in infected patients. The immunopathology of liver damage caused by HIV-1 remains unclear. We used chimeric mice dually reconstituted with a human immune system and hepatocytes to address the relevance of the model to pathobiology questions related to human hepatocytes survival in the presence of systemic infection. TK-NOG males were transplanted with mismatched human hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells and hepatocytes; human albumin concentration and the presence of human immune cells in blood were monitored for hepatocytes and immune reconstitution; and mice were infected with HIV-1...
January 22, 2018: Biology Open
Arnalda Lanfranchi, Vassilios Lougaris, Lucia Dora Notarangelo, Elena Soncini, Marta Comini, Alessandra Beghin, Federica Bolda, Alessandro Montanelli, Luisa Imberti, Fulvio Porta
We describe the case of a child affected by severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) with adenosine deaminase (ADA) deficiency showing a maternal T-cell engraftment, a finding that has never been reported before. The presence of engrafted maternal T cells was misleading. Although ADA enzymatic levels were suggestive of ADA-SCID, the child did not present the classical signs of ADA deficiency; therefore, the initial diagnosis was of a conventional SCID. However, ADA toxic metabolites and molecular characterization confirmed this diagnosis...
January 16, 2018: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
Monzr Al Malki, Richard Jones, Qing Ma, Dean Lee, Yair Reisner, Jeffrey S Miller, Peter Lang, Suradej Hongeng, Parameswaran Hari, Samuel Strober, Jianhua Yu, Richard Maziarz, Domenico Mavilio, Denis-Claude Roy, Chiara Bonini, Richard E Champlin, Ephraim J Fuchs, Stefan O Ciurea
The resurgence of haploidentical stem cell transplantation (HaploSCT) over the last decade is one of the most important advances in the field of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). The modified platforms of T cell depletion either ex vivo (CD34+ selection, 'mega-dose' of purified CD34+ cells, or selective depletion of T-cells) or newer platforms of in vivo depletion of T cells, with either post-transplant high-dose cyclophosphamide (PTCy) or intensified immune suppression, have contributed to better outcomes, with survival that is similar to HLA-match donor transplantation...
January 12, 2018: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Frank Schwarz, Jürgen Becker, Sara Civale, Didem Hazar, Theresa Iglhaut, Gerhard Iglhaut
OBJECTIVES: To assess the onset, progression and resolution of experimentally induced peri-implant mucositis lesions at abutments with different microstructures in humans. MATERIAL & METHODS: In a randomized, controlled, interventional two-centre study, a total of 28 patients had received 28 target implants and were randomly allocated to either partially microgrooved (test) or machined (control) healing abutments. The study was accomplished in three phases, including a wound healing period (WH) following implant placement (12 weeks), a plaque exposure phase (EP-21 days) and a resolution phase (RP-16 weeks)...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Clinical Periodontology
Faika M Ghoneim, May M Raouf, Noha S Elshaer, Sarah M Abdelhamid, Reem A Noor Eldeen
Middle East and North Africa (MENA) new HIV cases show the highest increase among all regions in the world. Even though Egypt has a low prevalence among the general population (< 0.02%), a national HIV epidemic occurs in certain population risk groups. The current study was conducted to asses clinical and immunological disease progression; following up viral load (VL) and detecting delta-32 CCR5 genotype polymorphism in selected cases, determining unemployment rate and identify predictors of employment for HIV-cases...
December 4, 2017: Polish Journal of Microbiology
Jia Hau Liu, Christopher G Kanakry, Leo Luznik
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Haploidentical stem cell transplantation (Haplo SCT) and umbilical cord blood stem cell transplantation (UCB SCT) have emerged over the past two to three decades as viable sources of alternative donor SCT when a human leukocyte antigen matched donor is not available. However, which of these two donor types is optimal for patients with leukemia in need of allografting is unknown. RECENT FINDINGS: For patients with acute leukemia, results of UCB SCT have been improved by the use of double umbilical cord units and emerging ex-vivo expansion technologies...
March 2018: Current Opinion in Hematology
Isabelle C Arnold, Xiaozhou Zhang, Sabine Urban, Mariela Artola-Borán, Markus G Manz, Karen M Ottemann, Anne Müller
The gastric lamina propria is largely uncharted immunological territory. Here we describe the evolution and composition of the gastric, small intestinal, and colonic lamina propria mononuclear phagocyte system during the steady state and infection with the gastric pathogen Helicobacter pylori. We show that monocytes, CX3CR1hi macrophages, and CD11b+ dendritic cells are recruited to the infected stomach in a CCR2-dependent manner. All three populations, but not BATF3-dependent CD103+ DCs, sample red fluorescent protein (RFP)+Helicobacter pylori (H...
December 26, 2017: Cell Reports
Esther Rodríguez-Gallego, Josep Gómez, Yolanda María Pacheco, Joaquim Peraire, Consuelo Viladés, Raúl Beltrán-Debón, Roger Mallol, Miguel López-Dupla, Sergi Veloso, Verónica Alba, Julià Blanco, Nicolau Cañellas, Anna Rull, Manuel Leal, Xavier Correig, Pere Domingo, Francesc Vidal
OBJECTIVES: Poor immunological recovery in treated HIV-infected patients is associated with greater morbidity and mortality. To date, predictive biomarkers of this incomplete immune reconstitution have not been established. We aimed to identify a baseline metabolomic signature associated with a poor immunological recovery after ART in order to envisage the underlying mechanistic pathways that influence the treatment response. DESIGN: This was a multi-centre, prospective cohort study in ART-naïve and a pre-ART low nadir (<200 cells/μl) HIV-infected patients (n = 64)...
December 26, 2017: AIDS
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