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Xuanyi Meng, Xin Li, Jinyan Gao, Hongbing Chen
Bovine α-lactalbumin (ALA) is a known food allergen present in milk to induce anaphylaxis. A previous study demonstrated that irradiated ALA (iALA) decreased the IgE-binding properties and weakened the degranulation capacity of basophils in vitro. The present study aimed to further assess the potential allergenicity of iALA in vivo in a BALB/c mouse model. The mice (n = 10/group) were intragastrically sensitized and orally challenged with either iALA or ALA using cholera toxin as adjuvant. In contrast to the ALA group, the iALA group did not show anaphylactic shock symptoms...
October 13, 2016: Food and Chemical Toxicology
Kristi J Warren, Xi Fang, Nagaraj M Gowda, Joshua J Thompson, Nicola M Heller
Lung M2 macrophages are regulators of airway inflammation, associated with poor lung function in allergic asthma. Previously, we demonstrated that IL-4-induced M2 gene expression correlated with tyrosine phosphorylation of the insulin receptor substrate (IRS)-2 in macrophages. We hypothesized that negative regulation of IRS-2 activity following IL-4 stimulation is dependent upon serine phosphorylation of IRS-2. Herein, we describe an inverse relationship between tyrosine phosphorylation (pY) and serine phosphorylation (pS) of IRS-2 following IL-4 stimulation...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
Min-Hee Yi, Enji Zhang, Jwa-Jin Kim, Hyunjung Baek, Nara Shin, Sena Kim, Sang Ryong Kim, Hang-Rae Kim, Sung Joong Lee, Jin Bong Park, Yonghyun Kim, O-Yu Kwon, Young Ho Lee, Sang-Ha Oh, Dong Woon Kim
The heterogeneity of microglial functions have either beneficial or detrimental roles in specific physiological or pathological environments. However, the details of what transcriptional mechanisms induce microglia to take beneficial phenotypes remain unknown. Here, we report that Foxp3 is essential for beneficial outcome of the microglial response and depends upon signalling by the immunoglobulin CD200 through its receptor (CD200R). Foxp3 expression was up-regulated in microglia activated by excitotoxicity-induced hippocampal neuroinflammation...
October 12, 2016: Scientific Reports
Chih-Yen Wang, Yun-Ti Hsieh, Kuan-Min Fang, Chung-Shi Yang, Shun-Fen Tzeng
CD200, a type I transmembrane glycoprotein, can interact with its receptor CD200R, which plays an inhibitory role in the activation of microglia-the resident macrophages of the central nervous system. In this study, the rat C6 glioma cell line (C6-1) that was previously characterized with high in vivo tumorigenicity was found to generate CD200 mRNA abundantly. However, CD200 expression was barely detected in another C6 glioma cell clone (C6-2) that was previously found to display low tumorigenic behavior. The results from CD200 immunohistochemistry on human glioma tissue array also showed that tumor cells in Grade I-II astrocytoma expressed a lower level of CD200 immunoreactivity than those detected in Grade III-IV glioblastoma multiforme...
December 2016: Journal of Neuroscience Research
Haoyu Sun, Jing Xu, Mei Huang, Qiang Huang, Rui Sun, Weihua Xiao, Cheng Sun
The inhibitory CD200:CD200 receptor axis is essential in preventing inflammatory responses during early microbial infection. It was reported in several tumor models that CD200 expression is closely associated to tumor progression and the blockade of this pathway may restore anti-tumor responses. Our study for the first time investigates the role of CD200:CD200R axis in relation to tumor progression and prognosis of human hepatocellular carcinoma. CD200 and CD200R protein expressions were evaluated by immunostaining on liver tissue specimens and we found higher expressions of CD200 and CD200R in HCC patients comparing to healthy controls...
October 2016: Immunology Letters
Claudia Maletzki, Franziska Beyrich, Maja Hühns, Ernst Klar, Michael Linnebacher
Mice lines homozygous negative for one of the four DNA mismatch repair (MMR) genes (MLH1, MSH2, PMS2, MSH6) were generated as models for MMR deficient (MMR-D) diseases. Clinically, hereditary forms of MMR-D include Lynch syndrome (characterized by a germline MMR gene defect) and constitutional MMR-D, the biallelic form. MMR-D knockout mice may be representative for both diseases. Here, we aimed at characterizing the MLH1-/- model focusing on tumor-immune microenvironment and identification of coding microsatellite mutations in lymphomas and gastrointestinal tumors (GIT)...
July 18, 2016: Oncotarget
Jin-Qing Liu, Fatemeh Talebian, Lisha Wu, Zhihao Liu, Ming-Song Li, Laichu Wu, Jianmin Zhu, Joseph Markowitz, William E Carson, Sujit Basu, Xue-Feng Bai
CD200 is a cell surface glycoprotein that functions through engaging CD200R on cells of the myeloid lineage and inhibits their functions. Expression of CD200 was implicated in a variety of human cancer cells, including melanoma cells; however, its roles in tumor growth and immunity are not clearly understood. In this study, we used CD200R-deficient mice and the B16 tumor model to evaluate this issue. We found that CD200R-deficient mice exhibited accelerated growth of CD200(+), but not CD200(-), B16 tumors. Strikingly, CD200R-deficient mice receiving CD200(+) B16 cells i...
August 15, 2016: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
Yue-Hua Huang, Wei Zhang, Hao Cai, Tian-Jiao Li, Jian Li, Bing Han, Jun-Ling Zhuang, Tie-Nan Zhu, Hua-Cong Cai, Dao-Bin Zhou
BACKGROUND: CD200 and its receptor CD200R are both type-1 membrane glycoproteins, which are members of the immunoglobulin superfamily (IgSF). Besides the inhibitory effect on macrophages, CD200/CD200R also play an important role in regulating the regulatory T cells, allergicreaction, autoimmune diseases, allograft, neurological diseases and other autoimmune-related diseases, etc. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the role of CD200 and its receptor in the graft versus host disease (GVHD)...
June 2016: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
Yi Ren, Min Ye, Shengdi Chen, Jianqing Ding
BACKGROUND As the second most common neurodegenerative disorder after Alzheimer's disease (AD), Parkinson's disease (PD) principally impacts the motor system in approximately 7 million patients worldwide. The present study aimed to explore the effects of cluster of differentiation (CD200) on adenosine triphosphate-sensitive potassium (KATP) channels and inflammatory response in PD mice. MATERIAL AND METHODS We created an in vivo PD model by intraperitoneal injection of 30 mg/kg/day 1-Methyl-4-phenyl-1, 2, 3, 6-tetrahydropyridine hydrochloride (MPTP...
2016: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Karrie K Wong, Fang Zhu, Ismat Khatri, Qiang Huo, David E Spaner, Reginald M Gorczynski
We have previously reported the existence of a soluble form of CD200 (sCD200) in human plasma, and found sCD200 to be elevated in the plasma of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) patients. CLL cells release CD200 at a constitutive level, which could be attenuated partially by ADAM28 silencing. In this study, we further explored mechanisms of CD200 shedding beyond that of ADAM28, and performed biochemical analysis of sCD200 using materials derived from purified CLL cells and Hek293 cells stably transfected with CD200, and antibodies generated specifically against either the extracellular or cytoplasmic regions of CD200...
2016: PloS One
Kana Kobayashi, Hajime Yano, Akihiro Umakoshi, Shirabe Matsumoto, Ayano Mise, Yu Funahashi, Yoshitomo Ueno, Yoshiaki Kamei, Yasutsugu Takada, Yoshiaki Kumon, Takanori Ohnishi, Junya Tanaka
CD200 induces immunosuppression in myeloid cells expressing its receptor CD200R, which may have consequences for tumor immunity. We found that human carcinoma tissues express not only full-length CD200 (CD200L) but also its truncated form, CD200S. Although CD200S is reported to antagonize the immunosuppressive actions of CD200L, the role of CD200S in tumor immunity has never been investigated. We established rat C6 glioma cell lines that expressed either CD200L or CD200S; the original C6 cell line did not express CD200 molecules...
April 2016: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
Maryam Mousavinezhad-Moghaddam, Abbas Ali Amin, Houshang Rafatpanah, Seyed Abdol Rahim Rezaee
The physiologic function of the immune system is defense against infectious microbes and internal tumour cells, Therefore, need to have precise modulatory mechanisms to maintain the body homeostasis. The mammalian cellular CD200 (OX2)/CD200R interaction is one of such modulatory mechanisms in which myeloid and lymphoid cells are regulated. CD200 and CD200R molecules are membrane proteins that their immunomodulatory effects are able to suppress inflammatory responses, particularly in the privilege sites such as CNS and eyes...
January 2016: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
Fei-Ji Sun, Chun-Qing Zhang, Xin Chen, Yu-Jia Wei, Song Li, Shi-Yong Liu, Zhen-le Zang, Jiao-Jiang He, Wei Guo, Hui Yang
BACKGROUND: Focal cortical dysplasia type IIb (FCD IIb) and tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) are well-recognized causes of chronic intractable epilepsy in children. Accumulating evidence suggests that activation of the microglia/macrophage and concomitant inflammatory response in FCD IIb and TSC may contribute to the initiation and recurrence of seizures. The membrane glycoproteins CD47 and CD200, which are highly expressed in neurons and other cells, mediate inhibitory signals through their receptors, signal regulatory protein α (SIRP-α) and CD200R, respectively, in microglia/macrophages...
2016: Journal of Neuroinflammation
Josefine R Christiansen, Mads N Olesen, Daniel E Otzen, Marina Romero-Ramos, Vanesa Sanchez-Guajardo
BACKGROUND: Passive and active immunization with α-synuclein has been shown to be neuroprotective in animal models of Parkinson's disease. We have previously shown that vaccination with α-synuclein, long before α-synuclein-induced brain pathology, prevents striatal degeneration by inducing regulatory T cell infiltration in parenchyma and antibody deposition on α-synuclein overexpressing neurons. However, the effect of peripheral α-synuclein on the immune system is unknown, as are the mechanistic changes induced in the CD4 T cell population during successful neuroprotective animal studies...
2016: Journal of Neuroinflammation
Cyril Clavel, Laurie Ceccato, Florence Anquetil, Guy Serre, Mireille Sebbag
OBJECTIVES: In the inflamed synovium of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), autoantibodies to citrullinated proteins (ACPA) probably form immune complexes (IC) on deposits of citrullinated fibrin. We showed that in vitro such ACPA-IC activate a pro-inflammatory cytokine response in M-CSF-differentiated macrophages. Our objective was to evaluate how macrophage polarisation influences this response. METHODS: CD14-positive monocytes from healthy donors were cultured in the presence of M-CSF, IFN-γ, interleukin (IL)-4 or IL-10...
March 23, 2016: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
Hiroshi Higuchi, Toru Shoji, Shinji Iijima, Ken-Ichi Nishijima
Siglecs recognize the sialic acid moiety and regulate various immune responses. In the present study, we compared the expression levels of Siglecs in human monocytes and macrophages using a quantitative real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction analysis. The differentiation of monocytes into macrophages by macrophage colony-stimulating factor or granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulating factor enhanced the expression of Siglec-7 and Siglec-9. The differentiated macrophages were stimulated by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) plus interferon (IFN)-γ or interleukin (IL)-4...
June 2016: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
Miriam Hernangómez, Ilona Klusáková, Marek Joukal, Ivana Hradilová-Svíženská, Carmen Guaza, Petr Dubový
BACKGROUND: Interaction of CD200 with its receptor CD200R has an immunoregulatory role and attenuates various types of neuroinflammatory diseases. METHODS: Immunofluorescence staining, western blot analysis, and RT-PCR were used to investigate the modulatory effects of CD200 fusion protein (CD200Fc) on activation of microglia and astrocytes as well as synthesis of pro- (TNF, IL-1β, IL-6) and anti-inflammatory (IL-4, IL-10) cytokines in the L4-L5 spinal cord segments in relation to behavioral signs of neuropathic pain after unilateral sterile chronic constriction injury (sCCI) of the sciatic nerve...
2016: Journal of Neuroinflammation
Wenwei Zhong, Caixia Di, Jiajia Lv, Yanjie Zhang, Xiaoliang Lin, Yufan Yuan, Jie Lv, Zhenwei Xia
The anti-inflammatory role of heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) has been studied extensively in many disease models including asthma. Many cell types are anti-inflammatory targets of HO-1, such as dendritic cells and regulatory T cells. In contrast to previous reports that HO-1 had limited effects on basophils, which participate in T helper type 2 immune responses and antigen-induced allergic airway inflammation, we demonstrated in this study, for the first time, that the up-regulation of HO-1 significantly suppressed the maturation of mouse basophils, decreased the expression of CD40, CD80, MHC-II and activation marker CD200R on basophils, blocked DQ-ovalbumin uptake and promoted basophil apoptosis both in vitro and in vivo, leading to the inhibition of T helper type 2 polarization...
March 2016: Immunology
Ann-Kathrin Fuchs, Tatiana Syrovets, Karina A Haas, Cornelia Loos, Anna Musyanovych, Volker Mailänder, Katharina Landfester, Thomas Simmet
Macrophages are key regulators of innate and adaptive immune responses. Exposure to microenvironmental stimuli determines their polarization into proinflammatory M1 and anti-inflammatory M2 macrophages. M1 exhibit high expression of proinflammatory TNF-α and IL-1β, and M2 promote tissue repair, but likewise support tumor growth and cause immune suppression by expressing IL-10. Thus, the M1/M2 balance critically determines tissue homeostasis. By using carboxyl- (PS-COOH) and amino-functionalized (PS-NH2) polystyrene nanoparticles, the effects of surface decoration on the polarization of human macrophages were investigated...
April 2016: Biomaterials
Zhiqi Chen, Kai Yu, Fang Zhu, Reginald Gorczynski
BACKGROUND AND AIM: CD200:CD200 receptor (CD200R) interactions lead to potent immunosuppression and inhibition of autoimmune inflammation. We investigated the effect of "knockout"of CD200 or CD200R, or over-expression of CD200, on susceptibility to dextran sodium sulfate (DSS)-induced colitis, a mouse model of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). METHODS: Acute or chronic colitis was induced by administration of dextran sodium sulfate (DSS) in four groups of age-matched C57BL/6 female mice: (1) CD200-transgenic mice (CD200tg); (2) wild-type (WT) mice; (3) CD200 receptor 1-deficient (CD200R1KO) mice; and (4) CD200-deficient (CD200KO) mice...
2016: PloS One
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