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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931687/a-dna-vaccine-that-targets-hemagglutinin-to-antigen-presenting-cells-protects-mice-against-h7-influenza
#1
Tor Kristian Andersen, Fan Zhou, Rebecca Cox, Bjarne Bogen, Gunnveig Grødeland
Zoonotic influenza H7 viral infections have a case fatality rate of about 40%. Currently no or limited human to human spread has occurred, but we may be facing a severe pandemic threat if the virus acquires the ability to transmit between humans. Novel vaccines that can be rapidly produced for global distribution are urgently needed, and DNA vaccines may be the only type of vaccine that allows for the speed necessary to quench an emerging pandemic. Here, we have constructed DNA vaccines encoding the hemagglutinin (HA) from influenza A/chicken/Italy/13474/99 (H7N1)...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929455/role-of-mast-cells-in-regulation-of-t-cell-responses-in-experimental-and-clinical-settings
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REVIEW
Daniel Elieh Ali Komi, Korneel Grauwet
Mast cells secrete a wide spectrum of stored or newly synthesized pro-inflammatory, anti-inflammatory, and/or immunosuppressive mediators and express several costimulatory and inhibitory surface molecules. Mast cells finely tune activities of T cells, B cells, and regulatory cells and effectively contribute to the development of different T cell-associated responses by influencing their recruitment, activation, proliferation, and differentiation. The interaction between mast cells and T cells, with regard to cellular functionality and immune responses, can be assessed in both activating and inhibitory regulations...
September 19, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928485/increased-trem-2-expression-on-the-subsets-of-cd11c-cells-in-the-lungs-and-lymph-nodes-during-allergic-airway-inflammation
#3
Sannette C Hall, Devendra K Agrawal
Dendritic cells (DCs) are professional APCs that traffic to the draining lymph nodes where they present processed antigens to naïve T-cells. The recently discovered triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells (TREM)-2 has been shown to be expressed on DCs in several disease models, however, its role in asthma is yet to be elucidated. In the present study, we examined the effect of allergen exposure on TREM-2 expression in the airways and on DC subsets in the lung and lymph nodes in murine model of allergic airway inflammation...
September 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923896/experimental-and-theoretical-approaches-to-investigate-the-immunogenicity-of-taenia-solium-derived-ke7-antigen
#4
Raúl J Bobes, José Navarrete-Perea, Adrián Ochoa-Leyva, Víctor Hugo Anaya, Marisela Hernández, Jacquelynne Cervantes-Torres, Karel Estrada, Filiberto Sánchez-Lopez, Xavier Soberón, Gabriela Rosas, Cáris Maroni Nunes, Martín García-Varela, Rogerio Rafael Sotelo-Mundo, Alonso Alexis López-Zavala, Goar Gevorkian, Gonzalo Acero, Juan P Laclette, Gladis Fragoso, Edda Sciutto
Taenia solium cysticercosis, a parasitic disease that affects human health in various regions of the world, is preventable by vaccination. Both the 97-amino-acid-long KETc7 peptide and its carboxyl-terminal, 18-amino-acid-long sequence (GK-1) are found in Taenia crassiceps Both peptides, with proven protective capacity against cysticercosis, are part of the highly conserved, cestode-native, 264-amino-acid long protein KE7. KE7 belongs to a ubiquitously distributed family of proteins associated to membrane processes and may participate in several vital cell pathways...
September 18, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923084/viral-based-vaccine-tg4010-induces-broadening-of-specific-immune-response-and-improves-outcome-in-advanced-nsclc
#5
Caroline Tosch, Bérangère Bastien, Luc Barraud, Benoit Grellier, Virginie Nourtier, Murielle Gantzer, Jean Marc Limacher, Eric Quemeneur, Kaïdre Bendjama, Xavier Préville
BACKGROUND: Advanced non-small cell lung cancer patients receiving TG4010, a therapeutic viral vaccine encoding human Mucin 1 and interleukin-2 in addition to standard chemotherapy, displayed longer overall survival in comparison to that of patients treated with standard chemotherapy alone. Our study intended to establish the association between overall survival and vaccine-induced T cell responses against tumor associated antigens (TAA) targeted by the vaccine. METHOD: The TIME trial was a placebo-controlled, randomized phase II study aimed at assessing efficacy of TG4010 with chemotherapy in NSCLC...
September 19, 2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923082/characterization-of-a-secreted-cystatin-of-the-parasitic-nematode-haemonchus-contortus-and-its-immune-modulatory-effect-on-goat-monocytes
#6
Yujian Wang, Lingyan Wu, Xinchao Liu, Shuai Wang, Muhammad Ehsan, RuoFeng Yan, XiaoKai Song, LiXin Xu, XiangRui Li
BACKGROUND: Haemonchosis is a disease of the small ruminant caused by a nematode parasite Haemonchus contortus, and it is most important and alarming challenges to the small ruminant's production. The infection of the H. contortus could cause high economic losses worldwide. H. contortus is a blood feeding parasite which penetrates into the abomasal mucosa to feed the blood of the host and causing the anemia and decreased total plasma protein. Modulation and suppression of the immune response of the host by nematode parasites have been reported extensively, and the cysteine protease inhibitor (cystatin) is identified as one of the major immunomodulators...
September 18, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920004/targeting-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells-with-all-trans-retinoic-acid-is-highly-time-dependent-in-therapeutic-tumor-vaccination
#7
Annkristin Heine, Chrystel Flores, Heidrun Gevensleben, Linda Diehl, Mathias Heikenwalder, Marc Ringelhan, Klaus-Peter Janssen, Ulrich Nitsche, Natalio Garbi, Peter Brossart, Percy A Knolle, Christian Kurts, Bastian Höchst
Tumor immune escape is a critical problem which frequently accounts for the failure of therapeutic tumor vaccines. Among the most potent suppressors of tumor immunity are myeloid derived suppressor cells (MDSCs). MDSCs can be targeted by all-trans-retinoic-acid (atRA), which reduced their numbers and increased response rates in several vaccination studies. However, not much is known about the optimal administration interval between atRA and the vaccine as well as about its mode of action. Here we demonstrate in 2 different murine tumor models that mice unresponsive to a therapeutic vaccine harbored higher MDSC numbers than did responders...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917953/migratory-capacity-and-function-of-dendritic-cells-from-mesenteric-afferent-lymph-nodes-after-feeding-a-single-dose-of-vitamin-a
#8
Ivanna Novotny Nuñez, Bibiana E Barrios, Lisa Macció-Maretto, Silvia G Correa
Lamina propria dendritic cells (DCs) have a permanent turnover with constitutive migration to mesenteric lymph nodes and replenishment by progenitors. Luminal bacteria and dietary constituents provide key signals that endow DCs their unique properties in vivo. Taking into account that the intestinal immune system is greatly influenced by retinoids, we evaluated in B6 mice 3, 8, 16 and 24 h after feeding a single dose of vitamin A phenotype and function of cells present in mesenteric afferent lymph nodes as well as signals involved in migration...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906466/therapeutic-effect-of-exogenous-truncated-ik-protein-in-inflammatory-arthritis
#9
Seulgi Choi, HyeLim Park, SeoYeon Jung, Eun-Kyung Kim, Mi-La Cho, Jun-Ki Min, Su-Jin Moon, Sang-Myeong Lee, Jang-Hee Cho, Dong-Hee Lee, Jae-Hwan Nam
Inhibitor K562 (IK) protein was first isolated from the culture medium of K562, a leukemia cell line. It is known to be an inhibitory regulator of interferon-γ-induced major histocompatibility complex class (MHC) II expression. Previously, we found that transgenic (Tg) mice constitutively expressing truncated IK (tIK) showed reduced numbers of pathogenic Th1 and Th17 cells, which are known to be involved in the development of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Here, we investigated whether exogenous tIK protein has a therapeutic effect in arthritis in disease models and analyzed its mechanism...
September 14, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906131/effects-of-immunomodulators-on-the-response-induced-by-vaccines-against-autoimmune-diseases
#10
Dante J Marciani
A promising treatment for T-cell-mediated autoimmune diseases is the induction of immune tolerance by modulating the immune response against self-antigens, an objective that may be achieved by vaccination. There are two main types of vaccines currently under development. The tolerogenic vaccines, composed of proteins formed by a cytokine fused to a self-antigen, which usually induce tolerance by eliminating the T-cells that are immune reactive against the self-antigen. The immunogenic vaccines, comprised of a self-antigen plus a sole Th2 adjuvant either free or conjugated, that alleviate autoimmunity by switching the immune response against the self-antigen, from a damaging pro-inflammatory Th1/Th17 to an anti-inflammatory Th2 immunity...
September 14, 2017: Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903988/the-use-of-reverse-vaccinology-in-the-design-and-construction-of-nano-glycoconjugate-vaccines-against-burkholderia-pseudomallei
#11
Laura A Muruato, Daniel Tapia, Christopher L Hatcher, Mridul Kalita, Paul J Brett, Anthony E Gregory, James E Samuel, Richard W Titball, Alfredo G Torres
Burkholderia pseudomallei (Bpm) is a Gram negative, facultative intracellular pathogen that causes the disease melioidosis in humans and other mammals. Respiratory infection with B. pseudomallei leads to a fulminant and often fatal disease. It has previously been shown that glycoconjugate vaccines can provide significant protection against lethal challenge; however, the limited number of known Burkholderia antigens has slowed progress towards vaccine development. The objective of this study was to identify novel antigens and evaluate their protective capacity when incorporated into a nano-glycoconjugate vaccine platform...
September 13, 2017: Clinical and Vaccine Immunology: CVI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903397/dlgr2-knockdown-boosts-dendritic-cell-activity-and-inhibits-hepatocellular-carcinoma-tumor-in-situ-growth
#12
Zhen Lu, Yun-Hong Xia, Min Zhao, Bing Zhang, Wen-Ting Dai, Lu Ding, Li-Xia Hu, Jin-Ling Bi, Guo-Lin Jiang
Tumor-specific hepatic stellate cells (tHSCs) positively participate in human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) tumorigenesis and progression. Our previous studies have shown that tHSCs co-culture with dendritic cells (DCs) induced DIgR2 (dendritic cell-derived immunoglobulin receptor 2) expression. The latter is a member of IgSF inhibitory receptor suppressing DCs-initiated antigen-specific T-cell responses. In the current study, we show that hepatic artery injection of DlgR2 siRNA significantly inhibited in-situ HCC xenograft growth in rat livers...
August 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902875/interferon-%C3%AE-treatment-in-vitro-elicits-some-of-the-changes-in-cathepsin-s-and-antigen-presentation-characteristic-of-lacrimal-glands-and-corneas-from-the-nod-mouse-model-of-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
#13
Zhen Meng, Wannita Klinngam, Maria C Edman, Sarah F Hamm-Alvarez
Inflammation and impaired secretion by lacrimal and salivary glands are hallmarks of the autoimmune disease, Sjögren's Syndrome. These changes in the lacrimal gland promote dryness and inflammation of the ocular surface, causing pain, irritation and corneal damage. The changes that initiate and sustain autoimmune inflammation in the lacrimal gland are not well-established. Here we demonstrate that interferon-γ (IFN-γ) is significantly elevated in lacrimal gland and tears of the male NOD mouse, a model of autoimmune dacryoadenitis which exhibits many ocular characteristics of Sjögren's Syndrome, by 12 weeks of age early in lacrimal gland inflammation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901485/a-novel-non%C3%A2-contact-communication-between-human-keratinocytes-and-t-cells-exosomes-derived-from-keratinocytes-support-superantigen%C3%A2-induced-proliferation-of-resting-t-cells
#14
Xiao-Wei Cai, Rong Zhu, Lei Ran, Yi-Qian Li, Ke Huang, Jing Peng, Wei He, Chun-Li Zhou, Ru-Peng Wang
It is widely accepted that keratinocytes act as non‑professional antigen‑presenting cells and support superantigen‑induced proliferation of resting T cells; however, it remains unknown whether keratinocytes function in situ with T cells via a non‑contact mechanism. The current study used a transwell co‑culture system and demonstrated, for the first time to the best of the authors' knowledge, that HaCaT cells (the human keratinocyte cell line) did induce T cell proliferation via indirect contact. The data further indicated that exosomes, small membrane vesicles that transfer antigens to recipient cells, are also involved in the superantigen‑associated immunity of keratinocytes...
September 13, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892775/challenges-and-perspectives-in-the-immunotherapy-of-hodgkin-lymphoma
#15
REVIEW
Jean-Marie Michot, Julien Lazarovici, David Ghez, Alina Danu, Christophe Fermé, Amélie Bigorgne, Vincent Ribrag, Aurélien Marabelle, Sandrine Aspeslagh
Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) was one of the first few cancers to be cured first with radiotherapy alone and then with a combination of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Around 80% of the patients with HL will be cured by first-line therapy. However, the ionising radiation not only produces cytotoxicity but also induces alterations in the microenvironment, and patients often struggle with the long-term consequences of these treatments, such as cardiovascular disorders, lung diseases and secondary malignancies. Hence, it is essential to improve treatments while avoiding delayed side-effects...
September 8, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889953/role-of-b-cells-in-t-helper-cell-responses-in-a-mouse-model-of-asthma
#16
Tomasz Piotr Wypych, Roberta Marzi, Gregory F Wu, Antonio Lanzavecchia, Federica Sallusto
BACKGROUND: The importance of B lymphocytes to present antigens for antibody production is well documented. In contrast, very little is known about their capacity to influence CD4(+) T cell activation during primary or secondary response to allergens. OBJECTIVE: Using mouse models of asthma, we investigated the role of B cells as antigen presenting cells in propagation and initiation of T helper cell responses. METHODS: Mice were immunized via intranasal route with house dust mite extract (HDM) derived from Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889362/a-novel-aza-mbp-altered-peptide-ligand-for-the-treatment-of-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis
#17
Nicole N M Trager, Jonathan T Butler, Jennifer Harmon, Joshua Mount, Maria Podbielska, Azizul Haque, Naren L Banik, Craig C Beeson
Myelin basic protein (MBP) is a major target of T cells in lesions of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients and its animal model, experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE). Interactions between the major histocompatibility complex II containing antigenic peptides and the T cell receptor activate CD4+ T cells that perpetuate EAE and MS. Previously reported data has shown that treating with an altered peptide ligand (APL) in which the normal antigenic peptide sequence of MBP has been slightly changed at T cell contact positions is helpful in reducing disease in both rodents and humans...
September 9, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889256/structural-and-functional-diversity-arising-from-intra-and-inter-haplotype-combinations-of-duplicated-dqa-and-b-loci-within-the-ovine-mhc
#18
Keith T Ballingall, Isabelle Lantier, Helen Todd, Frederic Lantier, Mara Rocchi
In sheep, the A and B loci encoding the α and β chains of the classical class II MHC molecules are DRA and DRB and DQA and DQB. Previous analyses described the duplication of the DQA and DQB genes. The majority of haplotypes include DQA1 and DQA2 loci, however, in a number of haplotypes, DQA1 appears absent and these haplotypes have been described as DQA1 null. In these haplotypes, the DQA2 locus is found in combination with a second locus which appeared more closely related to DQA2 than DQA1, hence the description of this locus as DQA2-like...
September 9, 2017: Immunogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888143/synthetic-zwitterionic-polysaccharides
#19
REVIEW
Qingju Zhang, Herman S Overkleeft, Gijsbert A van der Marel, Jeroen Dc Codée
Zwitterionic polysaccharides (ZPSs) are a unique class of polysaccharides that are capable of eliciting a T-cell response after being processed by antigen presenting cells and presented on MHC II molecules. In addition, they have also been shown to be potent stimulators of the innate arm of the immune system. To unravel the molecular details of their remarkable immunological activity, various synthetic approaches to assemble fragments towards these polysaccharides have been reported. This review describes these efforts, illustrating the immense challenges presented by these inspiring structures...
September 6, 2017: Current Opinion in Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886055/comparative-analysis-of-the-oral-mucosae-from-rodents-and-non-rodents-application-to-the-nonclinical-evaluation-of-sublingual-immunotherapy-products
#20
Catherine Thirion-Delalande, Frédéric Gervais, Cécile Fisch, Jean Cuiné, Véronique Baron-Bodo, Philippe Moingeon, Laurent Mascarell
BACKGROUND: A comparative characterization of the oral mucosa in various animals is needed to identify the best animal model(s) for nonclinical evaluation of sublingual immunotherapy products. With this aim, we studied the histological characteristics and immune cell infiltrates of oral mucosae from common animal species. METHODS: Three oral regions (i.e. ventral surface of the tongue, mouth floor and cheek) obtained from eight animal species, including rodents (i...
2017: PloS One
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