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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345962/role-of-selected-polymorphisms-in-determining-muscle-fiber-composition-in-japanese-men-and-women
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Hiroshi Kumagai, Takuro Tobina, Noriko Ichinoseki-Sekine, Ryo Kakigi, Takamasa Tsuzuki, Hirofumi Zempo, Keisuke Shiose, Eiichi Yoshimura, Hideaki Kumahara, Makoto Ayabe, Yasuki Higaki, Ryo Yamada, Hiroyuki Kobayashi, Akira Kiyonaga, Hisashi Naito, Hiroaki Tanaka, Noriyuki Fuku
Genetic polymorphisms and sex differences are suggested to affect muscle fiber composition; however, no study has investigated the effects of genetic polymorphisms on muscle fiber composition with respect to sex differences. Therefore, the present study examined the effects of genetic polymorphisms on muscle fiber composition with respect to sex differences in Japanese population. The present study included 211 healthy Japanese individuals (102 men and 109 women). Muscle biopsies were obtained from the vastus lateralis to determine the proportion of myosin heavy chain isoforms (MHC-I, MHC-IIa, and MHC-IIx)...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345060/porcine-nk-cells-display-features-associated-with-antigen-presenting-cells
#2
Steffi De Pelsmaeker, Bert Devriendt, Georges Leclercq, Herman W Favoreel
NK cells are members of the innate immunity and play a central role in the defense against viral infections and cancer development, but also contribute to triggering and shaping adaptive immune responses. Human NK cells may express MHC II and costimulatory molecules, including CD86, CD80, and OX40 ligand, which allows them to stimulate the CD4+ T-cell response. In contrast, murine NK cells do not express MHC II or costimulatory molecules. Upon activation, mouse NK cells can acquire these molecules from dendritic cells (DCs) via intercellular membrane transfer, which leads to suppression of DC-induced CD4+ T-cell responses rather than stimulation of T-cell responses...
January 2018: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341455/microsatellite-markers-for-evaluating-the-diversity-of-the-natural-killer-complex-and-major-histocompatibility-complex-genomic-regions-in-domestic-horses
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C Horecky, E Horecka, J Futas, E Janova, P Horin, A Knoll
Genotyping microsatellite markers represents a standard, relatively easy and inexpensive method of assessing genetic diversity of complex genomic regions in various animal species, such as the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) and/or natural killer cell receptor (NKR) genes. MHC-linked microsatellite markers have been identified and some of them were used for characterizing MHC polymorphism in various species, including horses. However, most of those were MHC class II markers, while MHC class I and III sub-regions were less well covered...
January 17, 2018: HLA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341118/inhibition-of-the-fgl2-fc%C3%AE-riib-riii-immunosuppressive-pathway-enhances-antiviral-t-cell-and-b-cell-responses-leading-to-clearance-of-lcmv-cl-13
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Olga Klingberg, Ramzi Khattar, Kaveh Farrokhi, Dario Ferri, Nataliya Yavorska, Jianhua Zhang, Hassan Sadozai, Oyedele Adeyi, Andrzej Chruscinski, Gary A Levy, Nazia Selzner
Persistent viruses evade immune detection by interfering with virus-specific innate and adaptive antiviral immune responses. Fibrinogen-Like Protein-2 (FGL2) is a potent effector molecule of CD4+ CD25+ FoxP3+ regulatory T cells (Treg) and exerts its immunosuppressive activity following ligation to its cognate receptor, FcγRIIB/RIII. The role of FGL2 in the pathogenesis of chronic viral infection caused by Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus Clone-13 (LCMV cl-13) was assessed in this study. Chronically infected fgl2+/+ mice had increased plasma levels of FGL2, with reduced expression of the maturation markers, CD80, CD86 and MHC-II on macrophages and dendritic cells (DC) and impaired production of neutralizing antibody...
January 17, 2018: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339376/tumor-immunity-and-survival-as-a-function-of-alternative-neopeptides-in-human-cancer
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Andrew J Rech, David Balli, Alejandro Mantero, Hemant Ishwaran, Katherine L Nathanson, Ben Z Stanger, Robert H Vonderheide
The immune system exerts antitumor activity via T cell-dependent recognition of tumor-specific antigens. Although the number of tumor neopeptides - peptides derived from somatic mutations - often correlates with immune activity and survival, most classically defined high-affinity neopeptides (CDNs) are not immunogenic, and only rare CDNs have been linked to tumor rejection. Thus, the rules of tumor antigen recognition remain incompletely understood. Here, we analyzed neopeptides, immune activity, and clinical outcome from 6,324 patients across 27 tumor types...
January 16, 2018: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339155/truncated-cd200-stimulates-tumor-immunity-leading-to-fewer-lung-metastases-in-a-novel-wistar-rat-metastasis-model
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Jun Kuwabara, Akihiro Umakoshi, Naoki Abe, Yutaro Sumida, Shota Ohsumi, Eika Usa, Kana Taguchi, Mohammed E Choudhury, Hajime Yano, Shirabe Matsumoto, Takeharu Kunieda, Hisaaki Takahashi, Toshihiro Yorozuya, Yuji Watanabe, Junya Tanaka
CD200 mediates immunosuppression in immune cells that express its receptor, CD200R. There are two CD200 variants; truncated CD200 that lacks the N-terminal sequence necessary for CD200R binding (CD200S) and full-length CD200 (CD200L). We established a novel lung metastasis model by subcutaneously transplanting C6 glioma cells into the backs of neonatal Wistar rats. All transplanted rats developed large back tumors, nearly 90% of which bore lung metastases. To compare the effects of CD200S and CD200L on tumor immunity, CD200L (C6-L)- or CD200S (C6-S)-expressing C6 cells were similarly transplanted...
January 12, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331322/expression-level-of-risk-genes-of-mhc-class-ii-is-a-susceptibility-factor-for-autoimmunity-new-insights
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REVIEW
Carmen Gianfran, Laura Pisapia, Stefania Picascia, Maria Strazzullo, Giovanna Del Pozzo
To date, the study of the impact of major hystocompatibility complex on autoimmunity has been prevalently focused on structural diversity of MHC molecules in binding and presentation of (auto)antigens to cognate T cells. Recently, a number of experimental evidences suggested new points of view to investigate the complex relationships between MHC gene expression and the individual predisposition to autoimmune diseases. Irrespective of the nature of the antigen, a threshold of MHC-peptide complexes needs to be reached, as well as a threshold of T cell receptors engaged is required, for the activation and proliferation of autoantigen-reactive T cells...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327813/computational-tools-for-the-identification-and-interpretation-of-sequence-motifs-in-immunopeptidomes
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REVIEW
Bruno Alvarez, Carolina Barra, Morten Nielsen, Massimo Andreatta
Recent advances in proteomics and mass-spectrometry have widely expanded the detectable peptide repertoire presented by major histocompatibility complex (MHC) molecules on the cell surface, collectively known as the immunopeptidome. Finely characterizing the immunopeptidome brings about important basic insights into the mechanisms of antigen presentation, but can also reveal promising targets for vaccine development and cancer immunotherapy. In this report, we describe a number of practical and efficient approaches to analyze immunopeptidomics data, discussing the identification of meaningful sequence motifs in various scenarios and considering current limitations...
January 12, 2018: Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324450/quantification-of-myosin-heavy-chain-isoform-mrna-transcripts-in-the-supraspinatus-muscle-of-vertical-clinger-primates
#9
Josep Maria Potau, Rosa Artells, Carmen Muñoz, Júlia Arias-Martorell, Juan Francisco Pastor, Félix Jesús de Paz, Mercedes Barbosa, Gaëlle Bello-Hellegouarch, Alejandro Pérez-Pérez
Vertical clinging is a specialized form of locomotion characteristic of the primate family Callitrichidae. Vertical clinging requires these pronograde primates to maintain a vertical posture, so the protraction of their forelimbs must resist gravity. Since pronograde primates usually move as horizontal quadrupeds, we hypothesized that the supraspinatus muscle of vertical clingers would present specific characteristics related to the functional requirements imposed on the shoulder area by vertical clinging. To test this hypothesis, we quantified by real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction the mRNA transcripts of myosin heavy chain (MHC) isoforms in the supraspinatus muscle of 15 species of pronograde primates, including vertical clingers...
January 12, 2018: Folia Primatologica; International Journal of Primatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324305/caveolin-mediated-endocytosis-of-the-chlamydia-m278-outer-membrane-peptide-encapsulated-in-poly-lactic-acid-poly-ethylene-glycol-nanoparticles-by-mouse-primary-dendritic-cells-enhances-specific-immune-effectors-mediated-by-mhc-class-ii-and-cd4-t-cells
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Saurabh Dixit, Rajnish Sahu, Richa Verma, Skyla Duncan, Guillermo H Giambartolomei, Shree R Singh, Vida A Dennis
We previously developed a Chlamydia trachomatis nanovaccine (PPM) by encapsulating a chlamydial M278 peptide within poly(lactic acid)-poly(ethylene glycol) biodegradable nanoparticles that immunopotentiated Chlamydia-specific immune effector responses in mice. Herein, we investigated the mechanistic interactions of PPM with mouse bone marrow-derived dendritic cells (DCs) for its uptake, trafficking, and T cell activation. Our results reveal that PPM triggered enhanced expression of effector cytokines and chemokines, surface activation markers (Cd1d2, Fcgr1), pathogen-sensing receptors (TLR2, Nod1), co-stimulatory (CD40, CD80, CD86) and MHC class I and II molecules...
December 26, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321276/ifn-regulatory-factor-3-balances-th1-and-t-follicular-helper-immunity-during-nonlethal-blood-stage-plasmodium-infection
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Kylie R James, Megan S F Soon, Ismail Sebina, Daniel Fernandez-Ruiz, Gayle Davey, Urijah N Liligeto, Arya Sheela Nair, Lily G Fogg, Chelsea L Edwards, Shannon E Best, Lianne I M Lansink, Kate Schroder, Jane A C Wilson, Rebecca Austin, Andreas Suhrbier, Steven W Lane, Geoffrey R Hill, Christian R Engwerda, William R Heath, Ashraful Haque
Differentiation of CD4+ Th cells is critical for immunity to malaria. Several innate immune signaling pathways have been implicated in the detection of blood-stage Plasmodium parasites, yet their influence over Th cell immunity remains unclear. In this study, we used Plasmodium-reactive TCR transgenic CD4+ T cells, termed PbTII cells, during nonlethal P. chabaudi chabaudi AS and P. yoelii 17XNL infection in mice, to examine Th cell development in vivo. We found no role for caspase1/11, stimulator of IFN genes, or mitochondrial antiviral-signaling protein, and only modest roles for MyD88 and TRIF-dependent signaling in controlling PbTII cell expansion...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319882/oral-myeloid-cells-uptake-allergoids-coupled-to-mannan-driving-th1-treg-responses-upon-sublingual-delivery-in-mice
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Irene Soria, Juan López-Relaño, Marcos Viñuela, José-Ignacio Tudela, Alba Angelina, Cristina Benito-Villalvilla, Carmen M Díez-Rivero, Bárbara Cases, Ana I Manzano, Enrique Fernández-Caldas, Miguel Casanovas, Oscar Palomares, José L Subiza
BACKGROUND: Polymerized allergoids coupled to nonoxidized mannan (PM-allergoids) may represent novel vaccines targeting dendritic cells (DCs). PM-allergoids are better captured by DCs than native allergens and favor Th1/Treg cell responses upon subcutaneous injection. Herein we have studied in mice the in vivo immunogenicity of PM-allergoids administered sublingually in comparison to native allergens. METHODS: Three immunization protocols (4-8 weeks long) were used in Balb/c mice...
January 10, 2018: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318745/tissue-distribution-of-some-immune-cells-in-bovine-reproductive-tract-during-follicular-and-luteal-phase
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Mehmet Erdem Akbalik, Narin Liman, Hakan Sagsoz, Berna Guney Saruhan
More recent studies indicate that immune cells which secrete their secretory products or cytokines play an important role in reproductive system. In our study, immune cell populations (CD8+ T lymphocytes, CD68+ macrophages, plasma cells, siderophages, eosinophils) and expression of major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I and class II were examined in female reproductive tract during follicular (n = 13) and luteal phase (n = 10). Plasma cells and eosinophil granulocytes are present in few numbers in luminal epithelium, but abundant in longitudinal muscle layer of uterus, whereas siderophages are the dominant cell type in stroma...
January 10, 2018: Microscopy Research and Technique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317426/the-wd40-domain-of-atg16l1-is-required-for-its%C3%A2-non-canonical-role-in-lipidation-of-lc3-at-single%C3%A2-membranes
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Katherine Fletcher, Rachel Ulferts, Elise Jacquin, Talitha Veith, Noor Gammoh, Julia M Arasteh, Ulrike Mayer, Simon R Carding, Thomas Wileman, Rupert Beale, Oliver Florey
A hallmark of macroautophagy is the covalent lipidation of LC3 and insertion into the double-membrane phagophore, which is driven by the ATG16L1/ATG5-ATG12 complex. In contrast, non-canonical autophagy is a pathway through which LC3 is lipidated and inserted into single membranes, particularly endolysosomal vacuoles during cell engulfment events such as LC3-associated phagocytosis. Factors controlling the targeting of ATG16L1 to phagophores are dispensable for non-canonical autophagy, for which the mechanism of ATG16L1 recruitment is unknown...
January 9, 2018: EMBO Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315934/effect-of-euk-134-on-akt-mtor-signaling-in-the-rat-soleus-during-7-days-of-mechanical-unloading
#15
J Matthew Kuczmarski, Jeff M Hord, Yang Lee, Vinicius Guzzoni, Dinah Rodriguez, Matthew S Lawler, Erika L Garcia-Villatoro, Dylan Holly, Patrick Ryan, Kristian Falcon, Marcela Garcia, Mariana Janini Gomes, James D Fluckey, John M Lawler
Mechanical unloading stimulates rapid changes in skeletal muscle morphology, characterized by atrophy of muscle fiber cross-sectional area (CSA) and a partial fiber-type shift from slow to fast-twitch. Recent studies revealed that oxidative stress contributes to activation of FoxO3a, proteolytic signaling and unloading-induced muscle atrophy via translocation of the mu-splice variant of neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOSμ) and activation of FoxO3a. Yet, there is limited understanding of the role of reactive oxygen species (ROS) on the Akt-mTOR pathway signaling during unloading...
January 8, 2018: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315598/improved-methods-for-predicting-peptide-binding-affinity-to-mhc-class-ii-molecules
#16
Kamilla Kjaergaard Jensen, Massimo Andreatta, Paolo Marcatili, Søren Buus, Jason A Greenbaum, Zhen Yan, Alessandro Sette, Bjoern Peters, Morten Nielsen
Major histocompatibility complex class II (MHC-II) molecules are expressed on the surface of professional antigen presenting cells where they display peptides to T helper cells, which orchestrate the onset and outcome of many host immune responses. Understanding which peptides will be presented by the MHC-II molecule is therefore important for understanding the activation of T helper cells and can be used to identify T-cell epitopes. We here present updated versions of two MHC class II peptide binding affinity prediction methods, NetMHCII and NetMHCIIpan...
January 6, 2018: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315166/exercise-protects-against-cancer-induced-cardiac-cachexia
#17
Traci L Parry, Reid Hayward
Cancer has been shown to negatively stimulate autophagy, leading to declines in cardiac function. While exercise is cardioprotective, its influence over autophagy-mediated tumor growth and cardiac function are not well defined. PURPOSE: To determine the effect of exercise on tumor morphology and cardiac function. METHODS: Fisher 344 rats (n=28) were assigned to one of four groups: 1) sedentary non tumor-bearing (SED), 2) sedentary tumor-bearing (SED+T), 3) wheel run non-tumor bearing (WR), or 4) wheel running tumor bearing (WR+T)...
January 8, 2018: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313030/poly-2-propylacrylic-acid-poly-lactic-co-glycolic-acid-blend-microparticles-as-a-targeted-antigen-delivery-system-to-direct-either-cd4-or-cd8-t-cell-activation
#18
Lirong Yang, Evelyn Bracho-Sanchez, Lawrence P Fernando, Jamal S Lewis, Matthew R Carstens, Craig L Duvall, Benjamin G Keselowsky
Poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) based microparticles (MPs) are widely investigated for their ability to load a range of molecules with high efficiency, including antigenic proteins, and release them in a controlled manner. Micron-sized PLGA MPs are readily phagocytosed by antigen presenting cells, and localized to endosomes. Due to low pH and digestive enzymes, encapsulated protein cargo is largely degraded and processed in endosomes for MHC-II loading and presentation to CD4+ T cells, with very little antigen delivered into the cytosol, limiting MHC-I antigenic loading and presentation to CD8+ T cells...
June 2017: Bioengineering & Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311245/both-mhc-class-i-and-class-ii-molecules-are-required-while-mhc-i-appears-to-play-a-critical-role-in-host-defense-against-primary-coxiella-burnetii-infection
#19
Laura Buttrum, Lindsey Ledbetter, Rama Cherla, Yan Zhang, William J Mitchell, Guoquan Zhang
To understand the role of class I major histocompatibility complex (MHC-I) and class II MHC (MHC-II) antigen presentation pathways in host defense against C. burnetii infection, we examined if MHC-I or MHC-II deficiency in mice would significantly influence their susceptibility to virulent C. burnetii Nine Mile phase I (NMI) infection. The results indicate that NMI infection induced more severe disease in both MHC-I deficient and MHC-II deficient mice compared to WT mice, while only MHC-I deficient mice developed a severe persistent infection and were unable to control bacterial replication...
January 8, 2018: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305065/high-macrophage-pd-l1-expression-not-responsible-for-t-cell-suppression
#20
Naomi Goldman, Yelizavet D Lomakova, Jennifer Londregan, Amanda Bucknum, Kelley DePierri, John Somerville, James E Riggs
Tumors are often comprised of microenvironments (TMEs) with a high proportion of cells and molecules that regulate immunity. Peritoneal cavity (PerC) cell culture reproduces key features of TMEs as lymphocyte proliferation is suppressed by PerC macrophages (Mϕs). We monitored the expression of T cell stimulatory (Class II MHC, B7) and inhibitory (PD-L1) molecules by PerC APCs before and after culture and report here that IFNγ-driven PD-L1 expression increased markedly on PerC Mϕs after TCR ligation, even more so than seen with direct APC activation by LPS...
December 30, 2017: Cellular Immunology
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