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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036979/-role-of-ash2-absent-small-or-homeotic-like-and-jumonji-domain-containing-protein-3-on-histone-methylation-of-interferon-gamma-gene-and-their-associations-with-vascular-damage-of-kawasaki-disease
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J H Mei, G Tang, Q Wang, P Q Wen, M G Xu, D Cui, D L Ma, C Liu, G B Wang
Objective: To investigate the impacts of ash2 (absent, small, or homeotic)-like (Ash2L) and Jumonji domain-containing protein 3 (Jmjd3) on histone methylation of interferon-gamma(IFN-γ) gene and association with vascular damage of Kawasaki disease (KD) in acute phase. Methods: This study was performed among 36 children with KD in acute phase (KD group) and 28 age-matched health children (control group), who were treated or underwent physical examination in our hospital between February 2015 and June 2016. Patients were further divided into KD groups with or without coronary artery lesions (KD-CAL(+) , 16 cases; KD-CAL(-), 20 cases)...
September 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036808/ecotropic-viral-integration-site-5-evi5-expression-analysis-in-multiple-sclerosis-patients
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Mehrdokht Mazdeh, Mahnoosh Rahimi, Mohammad Mahdi Eftekharian, Mir Davood Omrani, Arezou Sayad, Mohammad Taheri, Soudeh Ghafouri-Fard
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a complex immune-related disorder of the central nervous system (CNS) in which dysregulation of different classes of T cells are involved. Variants in Ecotropic Viral Integration Site 5 (EVI5) gene has been shown to be significantly associated with MS in different populations. OBJECTIVES: However, there is no data regarding relative expression of this gene in peripheral blood of MS patients compared with healthy controls. METHODS: In the present study we assessed expression of EVI5 in 50 Iranian MS patients compared with healthy subjects by means of quantitative real time RT-PCR...
September 8, 2017: Human Antibodies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036539/immune-cells-and-autoantibodies-in-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
#3
Cheng Li, Pingping Liu, Rong Song, Yiqing Zhang, S Lei, Shangjie Wu
Analyses of immunity in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) support the notion that maladaptation of the immune response exists. Altered immunity is an increasingly recognized feature of PAH. Indeed, a delicate balance between immunity and tolerance exists and any disturbance may result in chronic inflammation or autoimmunity. This is suggested by infiltration of various immune cells (e.g. macrophages, T and B lymphocytes) in remodeled pulmonary vessels. In addition, several types of autoantibodies directed against antinuclear antigens, endothelial cells (ECs) and fibroblasts have been found in idiopathic and systemic sclerosis-associated PAH...
September 27, 2017: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036438/a-selective-sphingosine-1-phosphate-receptor-1-agonist-sew-2871-aggravates-gastric-cancer-by-recruiting-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells
#4
Yujing Zhou, Feng Guo
The immune status of tumor microenvironment in gastric cancer is poorly understood, which limits the development of novel strategies in this field. Sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) acts as an immune modulator, but the role of S1P in gastric cancer is elusive. Here, we aim to investigate S1P receptor 1 (S1P1)-mediated effect of S1P in gastric cancer. We generated a xenograft mouse model and used SEW-2871, a S1P1 specific agonist to activate S1P1 signaling. Tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) were isolated and analyzed using flow cytometry...
October 3, 2017: Journal of Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036304/il-1r-and-myd88-signaling-in-cd4-t-cells-promote-th17-immunity-and-atherosclerosis
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Daniel Engelbertsen, Sara Rattik, Maria Wigren, Jenifer Vallejo, Goran Marinkovic, Alexandru Schiopu, Harry Björkbacka, Jan Nilsson, Eva Bengtsson
Aims: The role of CD4+ T cells in atherosclerosis has been shown to be dependent on cytokine cues that regulate lineage commitment into mature T helper subsets. In this study we tested the roles of IL-1R1 and MyD88 signaling in CD4+ T cells in atherosclerosis. Methods and results: We transferred apoe-/-myd88+/+or apoe-/-myd88-/- CD4+ T cells to T- and B-cell-deficient rag1-/-apoe-/- mice fed high fat diet. Mice given apoe-/-myd88-/- CD4+ T cells exhibited reduced atherosclerosis compared to mice given apoe-/-myd88+/+ CD4+ T cells...
September 28, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036261/development-of-halo-nevi-in-a-lung-cancer-patient-a-novel-immune-related-cutaneous-event-from-atezolizumab
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Mathew R Birnbaum, Michelle W Ma, Michael A Casey, Bijal D Amin, Mark Jacobson, Haiying Cheng, Beth N McLellan
Immunotherapy-induced vitiligo is an immune-related adverse event (irAE) observed in metastatic melanoma patients treated with immune checkpoint inhibitors that target the cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated protein 4 (CTLA-4) and programmed cell death-1 (PD-1) pathways. To date, the development of leukoderma, poliosis, and halo nevi during immunotherapy has largely been reported in metastatic melanoma patients. We report a case of immunotherapy-induced leukoderma presenting as halo nevi in a patient with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) treated with atezolizumab, a programmed cell death ligand (PD-L1) antibody...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036224/immortalized-porcine-mesenchymal-cells-derived-from-nasal-mucosa-lungs-lymph-nodes-spleen-and-bone-marrow-retain-their-stemness-properties-and-trigger-the-expression-of-siglec-1-in-co-cultured-blood-monocytic-cells
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Abubakar Garba, Lowiese M B Desmarets, Delphine D Acar, Bert Devriendt, Hans J Nauwynck
Mesenchymal stromal cells have been isolated from different sources. They are multipotent cells capable of differentiating into many different cell types, including osteocytes, chondrocytes and adipocytes. They possess a therapeutic potential in the management of immune disorders and the repair of damaged tissues. Previous work in our laboratory showed an increase of the percentages of CD172a+, CD14+, CD163+, Siglec-1+, CD4+ and CD8+ hematopoietic cells, when co-cultured with immortalized mesenchymal cells derived from bone marrow...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036021/the-role-of-innate-lymphoid-cells-in-airway-inflammation-evolving-paradigms
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Inge Kortekaas Krohn, Suzanne M Bal, Korneliusz Golebski
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) act as early orchestrators of the immune response, tissue repair, and maintenance of barrier homeostasis. This review summarizes recent findings of the role of ILCs in airway disease and highlights ongoing developments in clinical applications and treatment options. RECENT FINDINGS: On the basis of the transcription factors required for their development and cytokine profiles, ILCs have been classified into three subsets that resemble those of T-helper subtypes...
October 13, 2017: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035947/cross-reactivity-of-hiv-vaccine-responses-and-the-microbiome
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Wilton B Williams, Qifeng Han, Barton F Haynes
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: A successful HIV-type 1 (HIV-1) vaccine will require immunogens that induce protective immune responses. However, recent studies suggest that the response to HIV-1 and perhaps other viruses may be altered by immune system exposure to intestinal microbiota-antigens. This review will discuss select aspects of these studies. RECENT FINDINGS: Naïve CD4 T and B cell repertoires can be imprinted by intestinal microbiota-antigens to respond to virus epitopes prior to virus infection...
October 14, 2017: Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035907/relationship-between-pd-l1-expression-and-cd8-t-cell-immune-responses-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#10
Chun-Yu Huang, Ying Wang, Guang-Yu Luo, Feng Han, Yong-Qiang Li, Zhong-Guo Zhou, Guo-Liang Xu
As PD-1/PD-L1 immune checkpoint inhibitors exhibited promising clinical outcomes in various types of solid tumors, PD-1/PD-L1 blockades have been explored for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, the association of PD-L1 with antitumor immunoregulation is not clearly defined in HCC. Here, we evaluated the characteristics of PD-L1 expression, CD8 T-cell infiltration and their relationship in HCC. A total of 411 resected tumor specimens from HCC patients were immunostained for PD-L1 and CD8...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035687/acute-glutamine-ingestion-modulates-lymphocytic-responses-to-exhaustive-exercise-in-the-heat
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Chen Zheng, Xiang-Ke Chen, Yue Zhou
The purpose of this study was to determine if acute intake of glutamine modulates homeostatic, hematologic, immune, and inflammatory responses to exhaustive exercise in the heat. Thirteen healthy untrained young men participated in this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study. They served as their own control and completed two trials of treadmill exercise at 40% VO2max to exhaustion in a hot environment (38.0 ± 1.0 °C, 60.0 ± 5.0 % relative humidity, and 20.8% oxygen) following placebo (PLA) and glutamine (GLN) consumption...
October 16, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035452/role-of-cytokines-in-the-pathogenesis-of-visceral-leishmaniasis
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REVIEW
Ramesh Kumar, Madhav Bhatia, Kalpana Pai
Infection in humans with Leishmania manifests into a spectrum of diseases. The manifestations of the disease depend on the resultant evasion of the parasite to immune responses namely macrophages, which is an exclusive host of leishmania. The B cells valiantly mount antibody responses, however to no avail as the Leishmania parasites occupy the intracellular niches of the macrophages. Extensive studies have been documented on the role of cell-mediated immunity (CMI) in protection and counter survival strategies of the parasites leading to down-regulation of CMI...
October 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035445/expression-of-leukocytic-syncytin-1-in-b-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-and-acute-myeloid-leukemia-patients
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Yi Sun, Hongyan Zhu, Jianxin Song, Yaxian Jiang, Hongmei Ouyang, Ting Dong, Rui Tao, Xin Fan, Guiqian Zhang
BACKGROUND: Syncytin-1 is improperly expressed in several cancers. However, its expression profile across leukocytes in leukemia patients has not yet been analyzed. METHODS: A total of 50 AML cases and 14 B-cell ALL patients were consecutively recruited. Bone marrow samples were subjected to flow cytometry. Statistical analysis was applied to compare syncytin-1 expression between B-cell ALL and AML across granulocytes, leukemia cells, and T-lymphocytes (including CD3+, CD4+, and CD8+ subsets thereof) and to correlate syncytin-1 expression to leukemia cells and lymphocytes with the T-cell subset percentages...
October 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035391/a-gammaherpesvirus-provides-protection-against-allergic-asthma-by-inducing-the-replacement-of-resident-alveolar-macrophages-with-regulatory-monocytes
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Bénédicte Machiels, Mickael Dourcy, Xue Xiao, Justine Javaux, Claire Mesnil, Catherine Sabatel, Daniel Desmecht, François Lallemand, Philippe Martinive, Hamida Hammad, Martin Guilliams, Benjamin Dewals, Alain Vanderplasschen, Bart N Lambrecht, Fabrice Bureau, Laurent Gillet
The hygiene hypothesis postulates that the recent increase in allergic diseases such as asthma and hay fever observed in Western countries is linked to reduced exposure to childhood infections. Here we investigated how infection with a gammaherpesvirus affected the subsequent development of allergic asthma. We found that murid herpesvirus 4 (MuHV-4) inhibited the development of house dust mite (HDM)-induced experimental asthma by modulating lung innate immune cells. Specifically, infection with MuHV-4 caused the replacement of resident alveolar macrophages (AMs) by monocytes with regulatory functions...
October 16, 2017: Nature Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035370/natural-killer-cells-migrate-into-and-control-simian-immunodeficiency-virus-replication-in-lymph-node-follicles-in-african-green-monkeys
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Nicolas Huot, Beatrice Jacquelin, Thalia Garcia-Tellez, Philippe Rascle, Mickaël J Ploquin, Yoann Madec, R Keith Reeves, Nathalie Derreudre-Bosquet, Michaela Müller-Trutwin
Natural killer (NK) cells play an essential role in antiviral immunity, but knowledge of their function in secondary lymphoid organs is incomplete. Lymph node follicles constitute a major viral reservoir during infections with HIV-1 and simian immunodeficiency virus of macaques (SIVmac). In contrast, during nonpathogenic infection with SIV from African green monkeys (SIVagm), follicles remain generally virus free. We show that NK cells in secondary lymphoid organs from chronically SIVagm-infected African green monkeys (AGMs) were frequently CXCR5(+) and entered and persisted in lymph node follicles throughout the follow-up (240 d post-infection)...
October 16, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035156/cd4-t-memory-stem-cells-correlate-with-disease-progression-in-chronically-hiv-1-infected-patients
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Xiaofan Lu, Bingbing Song, Wenjia Weng, Huan Xia, Bin Su, Hao Wu, Tong Zhang, Wei Li, Yanqing Gao
Recently identified T memory stem (Tscm) cells have stem-cell-like properties, including long lifespan, self-renewal capacity, and multipotency to differentiate into other memory T cell types. In the study of simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) infection, selective depletion of CCR5(+)CD4(+) Tscm cells and the high proliferation rate of these cells are believed to be responsible for the pathogenesis of SIV-infected rhesus macaques. Here, we conducted a cohort study to investigate the influence of chronic human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-1 infection on CD4(+) Tscm cell homeostasis, and the effect of antiretroviral therapy (ART) on CD4(+) Tscm cells...
October 16, 2017: Viral Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035142/distribution-of-the-cd4-alleles-in-sus-scrofa-demonstrates-the-genetic-profiles-of-western-breeds-and-miniature-pigs
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Tomoko Eguchi-Ogawa, Tatsuya Matsubara, Daisuke Toki, Naohiko Okumura, Asako Ando, Hitoshi Kitagawa, Hirohide Uenishi
Widely used antipig CD4 monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) fail to recognize CD4 alleles characteristic of miniature pig lines such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) miniature pigs and microminipigs. We surveyed polymorphisms in the coding sequence of the porcine CD4 gene among Western and Oriental pig breeds and Japanese wild boars and investigated their distribution. Of the 13 alleles that we identified among the 47 animals, 2 in group I and 3 in group II were found exclusively in Western breed pigs. Group IV alleles, which included mAb-nonbinding alleles, were found frequently in Oriental breed pigs, suggesting that the mAb-nonbinding allele arose from the gene pool of Oriental pigs...
October 16, 2017: Animal Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035136/functional-identification-of-allograft-inflammatory-factor-1-like-gene-in-luning-chicken
#18
Yan-Ying Zhao, Ya-Qiu Lin, Ya-Ou Xu
Allograft inflammatory factor-1 (AIF-1) is an inflammation-related protein mainly produced by immune cells, such as monocyte/macrophages and activated T lymphocytes. It is essential for the survival and proinflammatory activity of immune cells. However, the function of AIF-1 in chicken still has not been defined. In the present study, AIF-1-like (AIF1L) gene was identified in Luning chicken. Bioinformatics analysis revealed that the molecular weight of the chicken AIF-1 protein was 16290.8 Da. AIF1L contained a Ca(2+) binding EF hand and could interact with actin filament...
October 16, 2017: Animal Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034998/the-albumin-bilirubin-grade-uncovers-the-prognostic-relationship-between-hepatic-reserve-and-immune-dysfunction-in-hiv-associated-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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D J Pinato, R Sharma, C Citti, H Platt, M Ventura-Cots, E Allara, T-Y Chen, A Dalla Pria, M Jain, B Mínguez, L Kikuchi, E Kaufman West, M Merli, D E Kaplan, H Hasson, K Marks, M Nelson, M Núñez, A Aytaman, M Bower, N Bräu
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a leading cause of liver-related mortality in people living with HIV, where co-infection with hepatotropic viruses accelerates the course of chronic liver disease. AIM: To evaluate whether the albumin-bilirubin (ALBI) grade, a more accurate marker of liver dysfunction in HCC, might identify patients with progressive liver dysfunction in the context of HIV/hepatitis co-infection. METHODS: Using uni- and multi-variable analyses, we studied the albumin-bilirubin grade as a predictor of overall survival (OS) in a large, multi-center cohort of patients with HIV-associated HCC recruited from 44 centres in 9 countries within the Liver Cancer in HIV study group...
October 16, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034817/enhanced-cytotoxic-activity-of-effector-t-cells-against-cholangiocarcinoma-by-dendritic-cells-pulsed-with-pooled-mrna
#20
Mutita Junking, Janya Grainok, Chutamas Thepmalee, Sopit Wongkham, Pa-Thai Yenchitsomanus
Cholangiocarcinoma is a malignancy of bile duct epithelia with an increasing in incidence rate worldwide. Surgery is the only curative treatment, while adjuvant chemotherapy and radiotherapy render poor responses. Cell-based immunotherapy is a potential strategy for cholangiocarcinoma treatment. However, variation of tumor antigens in cholangiocarcinoma leads to the ineffectiveness of cell-based immunotherapy. In this study, we examined the activation of effector T-cells by dendritic cells pulsed with protein lysate or total RNA from cholangiocarcinoma cell lines for their cytolytic activity against cholangiocarcinoma...
October 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
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