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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542831/machine-learning-reveals-a-non-canonical-mode-of-peptide-binding-to-mhc-class-ii-molecules
#1
Massimo Andreatta, Vanessa Isabell Jurtz, Thomas Kaever, Alessandro Sette, Bjoern Peters, Morten Nielsen
MHC class II molecules play a fundamental role in the cellular immune system: they load short peptide fragments derived from extracellular proteins and present them on the cell surface. It is currently thought that the peptide binds lying more or less flat in the MHC groove, with a fixed distance of nine amino acids between the first and last residue in contact with the MHCII. While confirming that the great majority of peptides bind to the MHC using this canonical mode, we report evidence for an alternative, less common mode of interaction...
May 24, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538208/notch4-and-mhc%C3%A2-class-ii-polymorphisms-are-associated-with%C3%A2-hcv-related-benign-and-malignant-lymphoproliferative-diseases
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Laura Gragnani, Elisa Fognani, Valli De Re, Massimo Libra, Adriana Garozzo, Patrizio Caini, Guia Cerretelli, Andrea Giovannelli, Serena Lorini, Monica Monti, Silvia Bagnoli, Irene Piaceri, Anna Linda Zignego
Mixed cryoglobulinemia (MC), is a HCV-related, clinically benign, lymphoproliferative disorder (LPD) that may evolve into a non Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). Significant associations were found between two single nucleotide polymorphisms near NOTCH4 (rs2071286) and the HLA class II (rs9461776) genes and HCV-related MC syndrome (MCS). We analyzed NOTCH4 rs2071286 and HLA-II rs9461776 in 3 HCV-related LPD groups (asymptomatic MC, MCS, NHL) with HCV infection without lymphoproliferative disorders.We found a positive relationship between NOTCH4 rs207186 T minor allele frequency (MAF) and patients with HCV-related LPDs at risk of NHL (Chi-square test for trend = 14...
March 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533221/cd9-regulates-mhc-ii-trafficking-in-monocyte-derived-dendritic-cells
#3
Vera Rocha-Perugini, Gloria Martínez Del Hoyo, José Maria González-Granado, Marta Ramírez-Huesca, Virginia Zorita, Eric Rubinstein, Claude Boucheix, Francisco Sánchez-Madrid
Antigen presentation by dendritic cells (DCs) stimulates naïve CD4(+) T cells, triggering T cell activation and the adaptive arm of the immune response. Newly synthesized major histocompatibility complex class II molecules (MHC-II) accumulate at MHC-II-enriched endosomal compartments, and are transported to the plasma membrane of DCs after binding to antigenic peptides to enable antigen presentation. In DCs, MHC-II molecules are included in tetraspanin-enriched microdomains (TEMs). However, the role of tetraspanin CD9 in these processes remains largely undefined...
May 22, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521800/immunogenicity-and-immunomodulatory-effects-of-the-human-chondrocytes-hchonj
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Chae-Lyul Lim, Yeon-Ju Lee, Jong-Ho Cho, Heonsik Choi, Bumsup Lee, Myung Chul Lee, Sujeong Kim
BACKGROUND: Invossa™ (TissueGene-C) is a cell and gene therapy for osteoarthritis. It is composed of primary human chondrocytes (hChonJ cells) and irradiated human chondrocytes modified to express TGF-β1 (hChonJb#7 cells). The hChonJ cells were isolated from a polydactyly donor, and TGF-β1 cDNA was delivered to the cells, generating hChonJb#7 cells. Since the cells are allogeneic, the concern of immune response against cells has been raised. In this study, we investigated the immunogenicity of allogenic human chondrocyte, hChonJ cells...
May 18, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521747/insights-into-the-ancestral-organisation-of-the-mammalian-mhc-class-ii-region-from-the-genome-of-the-pteropid-bat-pteropus-alecto
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Justin H J Ng, Mary Tachedjian, Lin-Fa Wang, Michelle L Baker
BACKGROUND: Bats are an extremely successful group of mammals and possess a variety of unique characteristics, including their ability to co-exist with a diverse range of pathogens. The major histocompatibility complex (MHC) is the most gene dense and polymorphic region of the genome and MHC class II (MHC-II) molecules play a vital role in the presentation of antigens derived from extracellular pathogens and activation of the adaptive immune response. Characterisation of the MHC-II region of bats is crucial for understanding the evolution of the MHC and of the role of pathogens in shaping the immune system...
May 18, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515867/the-evolution-of-the-major-histocompatibility-complex-in-upstream-versus-downstream-river-populations-of-the-longnose-dace
#6
Erika Crispo, Haley R Tunna, Noreen Hussain, Silvia S Rodriguez, Scott A Pavey, Leland J Jackson, Sean M Rogers
Populations in upstream versus downstream river locations can be exposed to vastly different environmental and ecological conditions and can thus harbor different genetic resources due to selection and neutral processes. An interesting question is how upstream-downstream directionality in rivers affects the evolution of immune response genes. We used next-generation amplicon sequencing to identify eight alleles of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class II β exon 2 in the cyprinid longnose dace (Rhinichthys cataractae) from three rivers in Alberta, upstream and downstream of municipal and agricultural areas along contaminant gradients...
May 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511928/rational-design-of-nanoparticles-towards-targeting-antigen-presenting-cells-and-improved-t-cell-priming
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Eva Zupančič, Caterina Curato, Maria Paisana, Catarina Rodrigues, Ziv Porat, Ana S Viana, Carlos A M Afonso, João Pinto, Rogério Gaspar, João N Moreira, Ronit Satchi-Fainaro, Steffen Jung, Helena F Florindo
Vaccination is a promising strategy to trigger and boost immune responses against cancer or infectious disease. We have designed, synthesized and characterized aliphatic-polyester (poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) nanoparticles (NP) to investigate how the nature of protein association (adsorbed versus entrapped) and polymer/surfactant concentrations impact on the generation and modulation of antigen-specific immune responses. The ability of the NP formulations to target dendritic cells (DC), be internalized and activate the T cells was characterized and optimized in vitro and in vivo using markers of DC activation and co-stimulatory molecules...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
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/28502902/retinoic-acid-mediated-anti-inflammatory-responses-in-equine-immune-cells-stimulated-by-lps-and-allogeneic-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#9
Leila Abdelhamid, Hayam Hussein, Mostafa Ghanem, Nour Eissa
Retinoic acid (RA), an active metabolite of vitamin A, has shown potential therapeutic immunomodulatory properties. Allogeneic mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs)-based therapy is an effective approach to induce tissue healing and regeneration in many equine orthopedic conditions. However, MSCs-based therapies induced inflammatory responses in vivo. This study aimed to: 1. Determine the effect of RA cell culture treatment on inflammatory responses of lipopolysaccharides (LPS)- and allogeneic MSCs-stimulated peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs)...
May 5, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502107/a-nano-particle-vector-comprised-of-poly-lactic-co-glycolic-acid-and-monophosphoryl-lipid-a-and-recombinant-mycobacterium-avium-subsp-paratuberculosis-peptides-stimulate-a-pro-immune-profile-in-bovine-macrophages
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Cleverson D Souza, John P Bannantine, Wendy C Brown, M Grant Norton, William C Davis, Julianne K Hwang, Parissa Ziaei, Gaber S Abdellrazeq, Meaghan V Eren, James R Deringer, Elizabeth Laws, Maria Clara D Cardieri
AIMS: We evaluated the potential of a nanoparticle (NP) delivery system to improve methods of delivery of candidate peptide based vaccines for Paratuberculosis in cattle. METHODS AND RESULTS: Peptides derived from Mycobacterium avium subsp paratuberculosis (Map), and the proinflammatory monophosphoryl lipid A (MPLA) were incorporated in polymeric NPs based on poly (D, L-lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA). The PLGA/MPLA NPs carriers were incubated with macrophages to examine their effects on survival and function...
May 14, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501446/the-involvement-of-cathepsin-f-gene-ctsf-in-turbot-scophthalmus-maximus-l-mucosal-immunity
#11
Chengbin Gao, Qiang Fu, Baofeng Su, Huanhuan Song, Shun Zhou, Fenghua Tan, Chao Li
Cathepsin F (CTSF) is a recently described papain-like cysteine protease and unique among cathepsins due to an elongated N-terminal pro-region, which contains a cystatin domain. CTSF likely plays a regulatory role in processing the invariant chain which is associated with the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class II. In this regard, we identified the CTSF gene of turbot as well as its protein structure, phylogenetic relationships, and expression patterns in mucosal tissues following Vibrio anguillarum and Streptococcus iniae challenge...
May 10, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499610/effects-of-cyanobacteria-oscillatoria-sp-lipopolysaccharide-on-b-cell-activation-and-toll-like-receptor-4-signaling
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Michelle Swanson-Mungerson, Ryan Incrocci, Vijay Subramaniam, Philip Williams, Mary L Hall, Alejandro M S Mayer
Cyanobacteria ("blue-green algae"), such as Oscillatoria sp., are a ubiquitous group of bacteria found in freshwater systems worldwide that are linked to illness and in some cases, death among humans and animals. Exposure to cyanobacteria occurs via ingestion of contaminated water or food-products. Exposure of the gut to these bacteria also exposes their toxins, such as lipopolysaccharide (LPS), to B cells in the gut associated lymphoid tissue. However, the effect of Oscillatoria sp. LPS on B cell activation is unknown...
May 9, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498806/epigenetic-modifiers-upregulate-mhc-ii-and-impede-ovarian-cancer-tumor-growth
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Taylor B Turner, Selene Meza-Perez, Angelina Londoño, Ashwini Katre, Jacelyn E Peabody, Haller J Smith, Andres Forero, Lyse A Norian, J Michael Straughn, Donald J Buchsbaum, Troy D Randall, Rebecca C Arend
Expression of MHC class II pathway proteins in ovarian cancer correlates with prolonged survival. Murine and human ovarian cancer cells were treated with epigenetic modulators - histone deacetylase inhibitors and a DNA methyltransferase inhibitor. mRNA and protein expression of the MHC II pathway were evaluated by qPCR and flow cytometry. Treatment with entinostat and azacytidine of ID8 cells in vitro increased mRNA levels of Cd74, Ciita, and H2-Aa, H2-Eb1. MHC II and CD74 protein expression were increased after treatment with either agent...
April 24, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497030/fda-approved-immunosuppressants-targeting-staphylococcal-superantigens-mechanisms-and-insights
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Teresa Krakauer
Immunostimulating staphylococcal enterotoxin B (SEB) and related superantigenic toxins cause diseases in human beings and laboratory animals by hyperactivating cells of the immune system. These protein toxins bind to the major histocompatibility complex class II (MHC II) molecules and specific Vβ regions of T-cell receptors (TCRs), resulting in the stimulation of both monocytes/macrophages and T lymphocytes. The bridging of TCR with MHC II molecules by superantigens triggers intracellular signaling cascades, resulting in excessive release of proinflammatory mediators and massive polyclonal T-cell proliferation...
2017: ImmunoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496441/discovery-of-novel-leptospirosis-vaccine-candidates-using-reverse-and-structural-vaccinology
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André Alex Grassmann, Frederico Schmitt Kremer, Júlia Cougo Dos Santos, Jéssica Dias Souza, Luciano da Silva Pinto, Alan John Alexander McBride
Leptospira spp. are diderm (two membranes) bacteria that infect mammals causing leptospirosis, a public health problem with global implications. Thousands of people die every year due to leptospirosis, especially in developing countries with tropical climates. Prophylaxis is difficult due to multiple factors, including the large number of asymptomatic hosts that transmit the bacteria, poor sanitation, increasing numbers of slum dwellers, and the lack of an effective vaccine. Several leptospiral recombinant antigens were evaluated as a replacement for the inactivated (bacterin) vaccine; however, success has been limited...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495615/a-novel-function-of-tlr4-in-mediating-the-immunomodulatory-effect-of-benzanthrone-an-environmental-pollutant
#16
Prachi Tewari, Payal Mandal, Ruchi Roy, Somya Asthana, Premendra D Dwivedi, Mukul Das, Anurag Tripathi
Our prior studies have reported that Benzanthrone (BA) manifests inflammatory responses in the spleen of Balb/c mice. The present investigation was carried out to study the impact of BA on macrophages, which are the primary scavenger cells in the body that act as a connecting link between innate and adaptive immunity. Parenteral administration of BA (daily for one week) to mice resulted in enhanced levels of nitric oxide (NO) and overexpression of inflammatory markers (COX-2, MMP-9 and PGE-2) in macrophages; however the level of MHC class-I and MHC class-II receptors were down regulated...
May 8, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495591/the-hla-dr-mediated-signalling-increases-the-migration-and-invasion-of-melanoma-cells-the-expression-and-lipid-raft-recruitment-of-adhesion-receptors-pd-l1-and-signal-transduction-proteins
#17
Francesca Costantini, Giovanna Barbieri
The constitutive expression of Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) class II molecules is restricted to professional Antigen-Presenting Cells (APCs), nevertheless almost 50% of melanomas express constitutively the MHC class II molecules. Therefore, in two MHC class II constitutive expressing melanoma cell lines we studied the signalling mediated by the HLA-DR molecules in the aim to understand the consequence of class II mediated signalling on metastatic dissemination of melanoma. In particular, we reported that the HLA-DR mediated signalling play a new role in melanoma progression, increasing the migration and invasion of melanoma cells...
May 8, 2017: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495139/high-yield-primary-microglial-cultures-using-granulocyte-macrophage-colony-stimulating-factor-from-embryonic-murine-cerebral-cortical-tissue
#18
Adam C Yu, Sarah E Neil, Jacqueline A Quandt
BACKGROUND: Microglia play vital roles in neurotrophic support and modulating immune or inflammatory responses to pathogens or damage/stressors during disease. This study describes the ability to establish large numbers of microglia from embryonic tissues with the addition of granulocyte-macrophage stimulating factor (GM-CSF) and characterizes their similarities to adult microglia examined ex vivo as well as their responses to inflammatory mediators. METHOD: Microglia were seeded from a primary embryonic mixed cortical suspension with the addition of GM-CSF...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494933/comparative-phenotypic-and-functional-analyses-of-the-effects-of-autologous-plasma-and-recombinant-human-macrophage-colony-stimulating-factor-m-csf-on-porcine-monocyte-to-macrophage-differentiation
#19
Giulia Franzoni, Piero Bonelli, Simon Paul Graham, Antonio Giovanni Anfossi, Silvia Dei Giudici, Giovannantonio Pilo, Marco Pittau, Paola Nicolussi, Annalisa Oggiano
Porcine monocyte-derived macrophages (moMΦ) have been employed as a model cell in numerous studies of the porcine immune system. However, the lack of a standardized method for moMΦ differentiation hampers the comparison of results coming from the use of different laboratory protocols. In this study we compared the use of varying concentrations of autologous plasma (10, 20 and 30% v/v) or recombinant human macrophage-colony stimulating factor (hM-CSF; 50, 100, and 200ng/ml) to differentiate porcine monocytes into macrophages...
May 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494867/essential-roles-of-satb1-in-specifying-t-lymphocyte-subsets
#20
Kiyokazu Kakugawa, Satoshi Kojo, Hirokazu Tanaka, Wooseok Seo, Takaho A Endo, Yohko Kitagawa, Sawako Muroi, Mari Tenno, Nighat Yasmin, Yoshinori Kohwi, Shimon Sakaguchi, Terumi Kowhi-Shigematsu, Ichiro Taniuchi
T cell receptor (TCR) signaling by MHC class I and II induces thymocytes to acquire cytotoxic and helper fates via the induction of Runx3 and ThPOK transcription factors, respectively. The mechanisms by which TCR signaling is translated into transcriptional programs for each cell fate remain elusive. Here, we show that, in post-selection thymocytes, a genome organizer, SATB1, activates genes for lineage-specifying factors, including ThPOK, Runx3, CD4, CD8, and Treg factor Foxp3, via regulating enhancers in these genes in a locus-specific manner...
May 9, 2017: Cell Reports
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