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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211522/structure-and-polymorphisms-of-the-major-histocompatibility-complex-in-the-oriental-stork-ciconia-boyciana
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Hiroki Tsuji, Yukio Taniguchi, Shintaro Ishizuka, Hirokazu Matsuda, Takahisa Yamada, Kazuaki Naito, Hiroaki Iwaisaki
The major histocompatibility complex (MHC) is highly polymorphic and plays a central role in the vertebrate immune system. Despite its functional consistency, the MHC genomic structure differs substantially among organisms. In birds, the MHCs of Galliformes and the Japanese crested ibis (Pelecaniformes) are well-characterized, but information about other avian MHCs remains scarce. The Oriental stork (Ciconia boyciana, order Ciconiiformes) is a large endangered migrant. The current Japanese population of this bird originates from a few founders; thus, understanding the genetic diversity among them is critical for effective population management...
February 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211521/computer-aided-designing-of-immunosuppressive-peptides-based-on-il-10-inducing-potential
#2
Gandharva Nagpal, Salman Sadullah Usmani, Sandeep Kumar Dhanda, Harpreet Kaur, Sandeep Singh, Meenu Sharma, Gajendra P S Raghava
In the past, numerous methods have been developed to predict MHC class II binders or T-helper epitopes for designing the epitope-based vaccines against pathogens. In contrast, limited attempts have been made to develop methods for predicting T-helper epitopes/peptides that can induce a specific type of cytokine. This paper describes a method, developed for predicting interleukin-10 (IL-10) inducing peptides, a cytokine responsible for suppressing the immune system. All models were trained and tested on experimentally validated 394 IL-10 inducing and 848 non-inducing peptides...
February 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210263/a-paradigm-shift-on-the-question-of-b-cells-in-transplantation-recent-insights-on-regulating-the-alloresponse
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REVIEW
Daniel J Firl, Gilles Benichou, James I Kim, Heidi Yeh
B lymphocytes contribute to acute and chronic allograft rejection through their production of donor-specific antibodies (DSAs). In addition, B cells present allopeptides bound to self-MHC class II molecules and provide costimulation signals to T cells, which are essential to their activation and differentiation into memory T cells. On the other hand, both in laboratory rodents and patients, the concept of effector T cell regulation by B cells is gaining traction in the field of transplantation. Specifically, clinical trials using anti-CD20 monoclonal antibodies to deplete B cells and reverse DSA had a deleterious effect on rates of acute cellular rejection; a peculiar finding that calls into question a central paradigm in transplantation...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209904/noninvasive-imaging-of-human-immune-responses-in-a-human-xenograft-model-of-graft-versus-host-disease
#4
Catharina H M J Van Elssen, Mohammad Rashidian, Vladimir Vrbanac, Kai W Wucherpfennig, Zeina El Habre, Jana Sticht, Christian Freund, Johanne Jacobsen, Juanjo Cragnolini, Jessica Ingram, Loes Plaisier, Eric Spierings, Andrew M Tager, Hidde Ploegh
The immune system plays a crucial role in many diseases. Activation or suppression of immunity is often related to clinical outcome. Methods to explore the dynamics of immune responses are important to elucidate their role in conditions characterized by inflammation, such as infectious disease, cancer or auto-immunity. Immuno-PET is a non-invasive method by which disease and immune cell infiltration can be explored simultaneously. Using radiolabeled antibodies or fragments derived from them, it is possible to image disease-specific antigens and immune cell subsets...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209712/mycobacterium-tuberculosis-esxl-inhibit-mhc-ii-expression-by-promoting-hypermethylation-in-class-ii-transactivator-loci-in-macrophages
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Srabasti Sengupta, Saba Naz, Ishani Das, Abdul Ahad, Avinash Padhi, Sumanta Naik, Geetanjali Ganguli, Kaliprasad Patnaik, Sunil Kumar Raghav, Vinay Nandicoori, Avinash Sonawane
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) is known to modulate the host immune responses to facilitate its persistence inside the host cells. One of the key mechanisms includes repression of class-II transactivator (CIITA) and MHC-II expression in infected macrophages. However, the precise mechanism of CIITA and MHC-II down-regulation is not well studied. Mtb 6-kDa early secretory antigenic target (ESAT-6) is a known potent virulence and antigenic determinant. Mtb genome encodes 23 such ESAT-6 family proteins. We herein report that Mtb and M...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208600/invariant-chain-complexes-and-clusters-as-platforms-for-mif-signaling
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REVIEW
Robert Lindner
Invariant chain (Ii/CD74) has been identified as a surface receptor for migration inhibitory factor (MIF). Most cells that express Ii also synthesize major histocompatibility complex class II (MHC II) molecules, which depend on Ii as a chaperone and a targeting factor. The assembly of nonameric complexes consisting of one Ii trimer and three MHC II molecules (each of which is a heterodimer) has been regarded as a prerequisite for efficient delivery to the cell surface. Due to rapid endocytosis, however, only low levels of Ii-MHC II complexes are displayed on the cell surface of professional antigen presenting cells and very little free Ii trimers...
February 10, 2017: Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203119/higher-phagocytic-activity-of-thioglycollate-elicited-peritoneal-macrophages-is-related-to-metabolic-status-of-the-cells
#7
Sofia Pavlou, Luxi Wang, Heping Xu, Mei Chen
BACKGROUND: Peritoneal macrophages are widely used in immunological studies. The cells can be collected under non-elicited (resident) or elicited (e.g., with Brewer thioglycollate broth injection) conditions, and their phenotype and functions differ. Recent studies have shown that macrophage phenotype and function are related to their metabolic states, and metabolic reprogramming has been an emerging concept for controlling macrophage function. In this study, we examined the metabolic state of resident and elicited macrophages and investigated how their metabolic state may affect cell function, including phagocytosis...
2017: Journal of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202532/cd40-signaling-drives-potent-cellular-immune-responses-in-heterologous-cancer-vaccinations
#8
Supot Nimanong, Dmitrij Ostroumov, Jessica Wingerath, Sarah Knocke, Norman Woller, Engin Guerlevik, Christine Falk, Michael P Manns, Florian Kuehnel, Thomas C Wirth
Antagonistic antibodies targeting co-inhibitory receptors have revolutionized the treatment of cancer by inducing durable immune responses and clinical remissions in patients. In contrast, success of agonistic costimulatory antibodies has thus far been limited due to insufficient induction of adaptive immune responses. Here we describe a novel vaccination method consisting of a primary dendritic cell immunization followed by a composite vaccination including an agonistic CD40 antibody, soluble antigen and a TLR3 agonist, referred to as CoAT...
February 15, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197387/ciita-driven-mhc-class-ii-expressing-tumor-cells-can-efficiently-prime-naive-cd4-th-cells-in-vivo-and-vaccinate-the-host-against-parental-mhc-ii-negative-tumor-cells
#9
Farah Bou Nasser Eddine, Greta Forlani, Letizia Lombardo, Alessandra Tedeschi, Giovanna Tosi, Roberto S Accolla
Our previous studies showed that non-immunogenic H-2(d) tumor cells of distinct epithelial histotypes can become highly immunogenic, induce a protective CD4(+) T cell response and vaccinate the animals against parental MHC-II-negative cells if they are rendered MHC class II-positive by stable transfection with the Air-1-encoded MHC-II transcriptional activator CIITA. These studies did not establish, however, whether tumor immunity was the consequence of a direct priming of naive CD4(+) T lymphocytes by CIITA-driven MHC-II-expressing tumor cells or by MHC-II-tumor antigen complexes engulfed by dendritic cells (DC) and exposed on the surface of these professional antigen presenting cells (APC)...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197373/systemic-activation-of-antigen-presenting-cells-via-rna-loaded-nanoparticles
#10
Elias J Sayour, Gabriel De Leon, Christina Pham, Adam Grippin, Hanna Kemeny, Joshua Chua, Jianping Huang, John H Sampson, Luis Sanchez-Perez, Catherine Flores, Duane A Mitchell
While RNA-pulsed dendritic cell (DC) vaccines have shown promise, the advancement of cellular therapeutics is fraught with developmental challenges. To circumvent the challenges of cellular immunotherapeutics, we developed clinically translatable nanoliposomes that can be combined with tumor-derived RNA to generate personalized tumor RNA-nanoparticles (NPs) with considerable scale-up capacity. RNA-NPs bypass MHC restriction, are amenable to central distribution, and can provide near immediate immune induction...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186653/progression-of-cutaneous-plasmacytoma-to-plasma-cell-leukemia-in-a-dog
#11
Emily D Rout, Alba Maria M Shank, Angharad H K Waite, Andrea Siegel, Anne C Avery, Paul R Avery
A 5-year-old male neutered Bernese Mountain Dog was presented for cutaneous plasmacytoma, which was treated by surgical excision. Four months later, the dog developed multiple skin masses, hyphema, pericardial and mild bicavitary effusions, myocardial masses, and marked plasmacytosis in the peripheral blood. Circulating plasma cells expressed CD34 and MHC class II by flow cytometry. Immunocytochemistry demonstrated that these cells were strongly positive for multiple myeloma oncogene 1/interferon regulatory factor 4 (MUM-1) and weakly to moderately positive for Pax5...
February 10, 2017: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185057/the-dynamic-changes-of-cd3e-cd11c-dendritic-cells-in-spleens-and-bone-marrow-of-mice-infected-with-schistosoma-japonicum
#12
Lin Chen, Qingzhou Chen, Wei Hou, Li He
Schistosoma japonicum as a pathogeny requires dendritic cells to activate immune response. So, the research is to study the dynamic changes of CD3e(-)CD11c(+) dendritic cells in mice infected with S. japonicum. Zero, 7, 28, 35, and 63 days were selected to study the variation of dendritic cells, and the proportions of CD3e(-)CD11c(+) dendritic cells and CD86(+) mature dendritic cells in spleens and bone marrow were tested by flow cytometry. As a result, the variation trends of dendritic cells in spleen and bone marrow are similar as follows: the proportions of CD3e(-)CD11c(+) dendritic cells increased first and then decreased from day 35, but the percentages of CD86(+) mature dendritic cells decreased from day 28 and increased in day 63...
February 10, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184299/the-role-of-cdc1s-in-vivo-cd8-t-cell-priming-through-cross-presentation
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REVIEW
Derek Theisen, Kenneth Murphy
The cDC1 subset of classical dendritic cells is specialized for priming CD8 T cell responses through the process of cross-presentation. The molecular mechanisms of cross-presentation remain incompletely understood because of limited biochemical analysis of rare cDC1 cells, difficulty in their genetic manipulation, and reliance on in vitro systems based on monocyte- and bone-marrow-derived dendritic cells. This review will discuss cross-presentation from the perspective of studies with monocyte- or bone-marrow-derived dendritic cells while highlighting the need for future work examining cDC1 cells...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179460/vamp-7-dependent-secretion-at-the-immune-synapse-regulates-antigen-extraction-and-presentation-in-b-lymphocytes
#14
Dorian Obino, Jheimmy Diaz, Juan José Sáez, Jorge Ibañez-Vega, Pablo J Sáez, Martina Alamo, Danielle Lankar, Maria-Isabel Yuseff
Recognition of surface-tethered antigens (Ag) by B cells leads to the formation of an immune synapse that promotes Ag uptake for presentation onto MHC-II molecules. Extraction of immobilized antigens at the immune synapse of B cells relies on the local secretion of lysosomes, which are recruited to the antigen contact site by polarization of their microtubule network. Although conserved polarity proteins have been implicated in coordinating cytoskeleton remodeling with lysosome trafficking, the cellular machinery associated with lysosomal vesicles that regulates their docking and secretion at the synaptic interface has not been defined...
February 8, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179428/breaking-confinement-unconventional-peptide-presentation-by-major-histocompatibility-mhc-class-i-allele-hla-a-02-01
#15
Soumya G Remesh, Massimo Andreatta, Ge Ying, Thomas Kaever, Morten Nielsen, Curtis McMurtrey, William Hildebrand, Bjoern Peters, Dirk M Zajonc
Peptide antigen-presentation by Major Histocompatibility Class (MHC) I proteins initiates CD8+ T cell mediated immunity against pathogens and cancers. MHC I molecules typically bind peptides with nine amino acids in length with both ends tucked inside the major A and F binding pocket. It has been known for a while that longer peptides can also bind by either bulging out of the groove in the middle of the peptide or by binding in a zig-zag fashion inside the groove. In a recent study, we identified an alternative binding conformation of naturally occurring peptides from Toxoplasma gondii bound by HLA-A*02:01...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179209/administration-of-anabolic-steroid-during-adolescence-induces-long-term-cardiac-hypertrophy-and-increases-susceptibility-to-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-adult-wistar-rats
#16
Fernando de Azevedo Cruz Seara, Raiana Andrade Quintanilha Barbosa, Dahienne Ferreira de Oliveira, Diorney Luiz Souza Gran da Silva, Adriana Bastos Carvalho, Andrea Claudia Freitas Ferreira, José Hamilton Matheus Nascimento, Emerson Lopes Olivares
Chronic administration of anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) in adult rats results in cardiac hypertrophy and increased susceptibility to myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (IR) injury. Molecular analyses demonstrated that hyperactivation of type 1 angiotensin II (AT1) receptor mediates cardiac hypertrophy induced by AAS and also induces down-regulation of myocardial ATP-sensitive potassium channel (KATP), resulting in loss of exercise-induced cardioprotection. Exposure to AAS during adolescence promoted long-term cardiovascular dysfunctions, such as dysautonomia...
February 5, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174562/deletion-of-the-chemokine-binding-protein-gene-from-the-parapoxvirus-orf-virus-reduces-virulence-and-pathogenesis-in-sheep
#17
Stephen B Fleming, Catherine McCaughan, Zabeen Lateef, Amy Dunn, Lyn M Wise, Nicola C Real, Andrew A Mercer
Orf virus (ORFV) is the type species of the Parapoxvirus genus of the family Poxviridae and infects sheep and goats, often around the mouth, resulting in acute pustular skin lesions. ORFV encodes several secreted immunomodulators including a broad-spectrum chemokine binding protein (CBP). Chemokines are a large family of secreted chemotactic proteins that activate and regulate inflammation induced leukocyte recruitment to sites of infection. In this study we investigated the role of CBP in vivo in the context of ORFV infection of sheep...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174253/vitamin-d-induces-myogenic-differentiation-in-skeletal-muscle-derived-stem-cells
#18
Melissa Braga, Zena Simmons, Keith C Norris, Monica G Ferrini, Jorge N Artaza
Skeletal muscle wasting is a serious disorder associated with health conditions such as aging, chronic kidney disease, and AIDS. Vitamin D is most widely recognized for its regulation of calcium and phosphate homeostasis in relation to bone development and maintenance. Recently, Vitamin D supplementation has been shown to improve muscle performance and reduce the risk of falls in Vitamin D deficient older adults. However, little is known of the underlying molecular mechanism(s) or the role it plays in myogenic differentiation...
February 7, 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170538/microglia-activation-and-recruitment-of-circulating-macrophages-during-ischemic-experimental-branch-retinal-vein-occlusion
#19
Andreas Ebneter, Despina Kokona, Nadia Schneider, Martin S Zinkernagel
Purpose: To characterize retinal microglia activation and macrophage recruitment in experimental branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO). Methods: Experimental BRVO was induced in Balb/c mice and histologic changes were studied. Tissue hypoxia was visualized using pimonidazole hydrochloride. Monocyte-derived retinal cells were quantified using histology and flow cytometry. To investigate the dynamics of invading blood-borne macrophages, chimera mice were generated using bone marrow grafts from Cx3cr1(gfp/gfp) mice to rescue lethally irradiated wild-type BALB/c mice...
February 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169322/collagen-scaffold-microenvironments-modulate-cell-lineage-commitment-for-differentiation-of-bone-marrow-cells-into-regulatory-dendritic-cells
#20
Yongxiang Fang, Bin Wang, Yannan Zhao, Zhifeng Xiao, Jing Li, Yi Cui, Sufang Han, Jianshu Wei, Bing Chen, Jin Han, Qingyuan Meng, Xianglin Hou, Jianxun Luo, Jianwu Dai, Zhizhong Jing
The microenvironment plays a pivotal role for cell survival and functional regulation, and directs the cell fate determination. The biological functions of DCs have been extensively investigated to date. However, the influences of the microenvironment on the differentiation of bone marrow cells (BMCs) into dendritic cells (DCs) are not well defined. Here, we established a 3D collagen scaffold microenvironment to investigate whether such 3D collagen scaffolds could provide a favourable niche for BMCs to differentiate into specialised DCs...
February 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
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