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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229639/muscle-plasticity-related-to-changes-in-tubulin-and-%C3%AE-b-crystallin-levels-induced-by-eccentric-contraction-in-rat-skeletal-muscles
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H Jee, E Ochi, T Sakurai, J-Y Lim, K Nakazato, H Hatta
We used the model of eccentric contraction of the hindlimb muscle by Ochi et al. to examine the role of eccentric contraction in muscle plasticity. This model aims to focus on stimulated skeletal muscle responses by measuring tissue weights and tracing the quantities of αB-crystallin and tubulin. The medial gastrocnemius muscle (GCM) responded to electrically induced eccentric contraction (EIEC) with significant increases in tissue weight (p < 0.01) and the ratio of tissue weight to body weight (p < 0...
September 2016: Physiol Int
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228759/interleukin-35-producing-cd8%C3%AE-dendritic-cells-acquire-a-tolerogenic-state-and-regulate-t-cell-function
#2
Sergio Haller, Anaïs Duval, Romain Migliorini, Mathias Stevanin, Vanessa Mack, Hans Acha-Orbea
Dendritic cells (DCs) play a central role in shaping immunogenic as well as tolerogenic adaptive immune responses and thereby dictate the outcome of adaptive immunity. Here, we report the generation of a CD8α(+) DC line constitutively secreting the tolerogenic cytokine interleukin (IL)-35. IL-35 secretion led to impaired CD4(+) and CD8(+) T lymphocyte proliferation and interfered with their function in vitro and also in vivo. IL-35 was furthermore found to induce a tolerogenic phenotype on CD8α(+) DCs, characterized by the upregulation of CD11b, downregulation of MHC class II, a reduced costimulatory potential as well as production of the immunomodulatory molecule IL-10...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228758/a-simple-and-rapid-method-for-quality-control-of-major-histocompatibility-complex-peptide-monomers-by-flow-cytometry
#3
P Anoop Chandran, Sonja Heidu, Henning Zelba, Barbara Schmid-Horch, Hans-Georg Rammensee, Steve Pascolo, Cécile Gouttefangeas
Major histocompatibility complex (MHC) multimers are essential tools in T cell immunomonitoring, which are employed both in basic and clinical research, as well as for assessing clinical samples during therapy. The generation of MHC monomers loaded with synthetic peptides is an elaborate and time-consuming process. It would be beneficial to assess the quality of these monomers prior to downstream applications. In this technical note, we describe a novel flow cytometry-based, cell-free, quick, and robust assay to check the quality of MHC monomers directly after refolding or after long-term storage...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228754/proofreading-of-peptide-mhc-complexes-through-dynamic-multivalent-interactions
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REVIEW
Christoph Thomas, Robert Tampé
The adaptive immune system is able to detect and destroy cells that are malignantly transformed or infected by intracellular pathogens. Specific immune responses against these cells are elicited by antigenic peptides that are presented on major histocompatibility complex class I (MHC I) molecules and recognized by cytotoxic T lymphocytes at the cell surface. Since these MHC I-presented peptides are generated in the cytosol by proteasomal protein degradation, they can be metaphorically described as a window providing immune cells with insights into the state of the cellular proteome...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228365/isoquinoline-alkaloids-from-coptis-japonica-stimulate-the-myoblast-differentiation-via-p38-map-kinase-and-akt-signaling-pathway
#5
Heyjin Lee, Le Thi Tuong, Ji Hye Jeong, Sang-Jin Lee, Gyu-Un Bae, Jae-Ha Ryu
To overcome the muscle atrophy, such as cachexia and sarcopenia, we tried to find myogenic agents from medicinal plants. From myogenic extract of Coptis japonica, we purified six isoquinoline alkaloids and evaluated their effects on transactivation of myoD and MHC expression in C2C12 cells during differentiation process. Among obtained compounds, magnoflorine most efficiently enhanced the myoblast differentiation by activating the p38 MAP kinase and Akt pathway, and also increased the number of multinucleated and cylinder-shaped myotubes...
February 4, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225449/ifn-%C3%AE-augments-natural-killer-mediated-antibody-dependent-cellular-cytotoxicity-of-hiv-1-infected-autologous-cd4-t-cells-regardless-of-major-histocompatibility-complex-class-1-downregulation
#6
Costin Tomescu, Pablo Tebas, Luis J Montaner
DESIGN: We have previously shown that IFN-α stimulation augments direct natural killer (NK) cell lysis of autologous CD4 primary T cells infected with certain HIV-1 isolates based upon major histocompatibility complex class 1 (MHC-1) downregulation capacity. Here, we investigated if antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC) could trigger lysis of HIV-1 isolates that were resistant to direct NK lysis and if IFN-α prestimulation of NK cells could further enhance ADCC. METHODS: Using broadly neutralizing monoclonal antibodies against gp120 (VRC01 or PGV04) or plasma from HIV-1-infected patients (ART-suppressed or elite controller) to trigger ADCC, we measured NK cell chromium release cytotoxicity against HIV-1-infected autologous CD4 primary T cells and NK cell CD107a degranulation against gp120-coated CD4 T cells...
March 13, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223726/dendritic-cells-engineered-to-secrete-anti-dcr3-antibody-augment-cytotoxic-t-lymphocyte-response-against-pancreatic-cancer-in-vitro
#7
Jiang Chen, Xiao-Zhong Guo, Hong-Yu Li, Jia-Jun Zhao, Wen-Da Xu
AIM: To investigate the enhanced cytotoxic T lymphocyte responses against pancreatic cancer (PC) in vitro induced by dendritic cells (DCs) engineered to secrete anti-DcR3 monoclonal antibody (mAb). METHODS: DCs, T lymphocytes and primary PC cells were obtained from PC patients. DCs were transfected with a designed humanized anti-DcR3 monoclonal antibody heavy and light chain mRNA and/or total tumor RNA (DC-tumor-anti-DcR3 RNA or DC-total tumor RNA) by using electroporation technology...
February 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222432/extracellular-hmgb1-modulates-glutamate-metabolism-associated-with-kainic-acid-induced-epilepsy-like-hyperactivity-in-primary-rat-neural-cells
#8
Yuji Kaneko, Colleen Pappas, Teresita Malapira, Fernando Ĺ Vale, Naoki Tajiri, Cesar V Borlongan
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Neuroinflammatory processes have been implicated in the pathophysiology of seizure/epilepsy. High mobility group box 1 (HMGB1), a non-histone DNA binding protein, behaves like an inflammatory cytokine in response to epileptogenic insults. Kainic acid (KA) is an excitotoxic reagent commonly used to induce epilepsy in rodents. However, the molecular mechanism by which KA-induced HMGB1 affords the initiation of epilepsy, especially the role of extracellular HMGB1 in neurotransmitter expression, remains to be elucidated...
February 20, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222255/stemness-signature-of-equine-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#9
Morteza Zahedi, Abbas Parham, Hesam Dehghani, Hossein Kazemi Mehrjerdi
Background: Application of competent cells such as mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) for treatment of musculoskeletal disorders in equine athletes is increasingly needed. Moreover, similarities of horse and human in size, load and types of joint injuries, make horse as a good model for MSCs therapy studies. This study was designed to isolate and characterize stemness signature of equine bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs). Methods: BM of three mares was aspirated and the mononuclear cells (MNCs) were isolated using density gradient...
February 28, 2017: International Journal of Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222092/the-genetic-basis-of-resistance-and-matching-allele-interactions-of-a-host-parasite-system-the-daphnia-magna-pasteuria-ramosa-model
#10
Gilberto Bento, Jarkko Routtu, Peter D Fields, Yann Bourgeois, Louis Du Pasquier, Dieter Ebert
Negative frequency-dependent selection (NFDS) is an evolutionary mechanism suggested to govern host-parasite coevolution and the maintenance of genetic diversity at host resistance loci, such as the vertebrate MHC and R-genes in plants. Matching-allele interactions of hosts and parasites that prevent the emergence of host and parasite genotypes that are universally resistant and infective are a genetic mechanism predicted to underpin NFDS. The underlying genetics of matching-allele interactions are unknown even in host-parasite systems with empirical support for coevolution by NFDS, as is the case for the planktonic crustacean Daphnia magna and the bacterial pathogen Pasteuria ramosa...
February 21, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219888/cd74-deficiency-mitigates-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-like-autoimmunity-and-pathological-findings-in-mice
#11
Yi Zhou, Huimei Chen, Li Liu, Xueqing Yu, Galina K Sukhova, Min Yang, Lijun Zhang, Vasileios C Kyttaris, George C Tsokos, Isaac E Stillman, Takaharu Ichimura, Joseph V Bonventre, Peter Libby, Guo-Ping Shi
CD74 mediates MHC class-II antigenic peptide loading and presentation and plays an important role in the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases, including systemic lupus erythematosus. C57BL/6 Fas(lpr) mice that develop spontaneous lupus-like autoimmunity and pathology showed elevated CD74 expression in the inflammatory cell infiltrates and the adjacent tubular epithelial cells (TECs) in kidneys affected by lupus nephritis but negligible levels in kidneys from age-matched wild-type mice. The inflammatory cytokine IFN-γ or IL-6 induced CD74 expression in kidney TECs in vitro...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219835/marked-in-vivo-donor-treg-expansion-via-il-2-and-tl1a-ig-stimulation-ameliorates-gvhd-but-preserves-gvl-in-recipients-post-hsct
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Dietlinde Wolf, Henry Barreras, Cameron S Bader, Sabrina Copsel, Casey O Lightbourn, Brent J Pfeiffer, Norman H Altman, Eckhard R Podack, Krishna V Komanduri, Robert B Levy
Regulatory T cells (Tregs) are critical for self-tolerance. While adoptive transfer of expanded Tregs limits graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) after hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT), ex vivo generation of large numbers of functional Tregs remains difficult. Here, we demonstrate that in vivo targeting of the TNF superfamily receptor TNFRSF25 using the TL1A-Ig fusion protein, along with IL-2, resulted in transient but massive Treg expansion in donor mice, which peaked within days and was nontoxic. Tregs increased in multiple compartments, including blood, lymph nodes, spleen and colon (a GVHD target tissue)...
February 17, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219340/very-high-mhc-class-iib-diversity-without-spatial-differentiation-in-the-mediterranean-population-of-greater-flamingos
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Mark A F Gillingham, Arnaud Béchet, Alexandre Courtiol, Manuel Rendón-Martos, Juan A Amat, Boudjéma Samraoui, Ortaç Onmuş, Simone Sommer, Frank Cézilly
BACKGROUND: Selective pressure from pathogens is thought to shape the allelic diversity of major histocompatibility complex (MHC) genes in vertebrates. In particular, both local adaptation to pathogens and gene flow are thought to explain a large part of the intraspecific variation observed in MHC allelic diversity. To date, however, evidence that adaptation to locally prevalent pathogens maintains MHC variation is limited to species with limited dispersal and, hence, reduced gene flow...
February 20, 2017: BMC Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218747/mhc-i-peptides-get-out-of-the-groove-and-enable-a-novel-mechanism-of-hiv-1-escape
#14
Phillip Pymm, Patricia T Illing, Sri H Ramarathinam, Geraldine M O'Connor, Victoria A Hughes, Corinne Hitchen, David A Price, Bosco K Ho, Daniel W McVicar, Andrew G Brooks, Anthony W Purcell, Jamie Rossjohn, Julian P Vivian
Major histocompatibility complex class I (MHC-I) molecules play a crucial role in immunity by capturing peptides for presentation to T cells and natural killer (NK) cells. The peptide termini are tethered within the MHC-I antigen-binding groove, but it is unknown whether other presentation modes occur. Here we show that 20% of the HLA-B*57:01 peptide repertoire comprises N-terminally extended sets characterized by a common motif at position 1 (P1) to P2. Structures of HLA-B*57:01 presenting N-terminally extended peptides, including the immunodominant HIV-1 Gag epitope TW10 (TSTLQEQIGW), showed that the N terminus protrudes from the peptide-binding groove...
February 20, 2017: Nature Structural & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218671/human-scfvs-that-counteract-bioactivities-of-staphylococcus-aureus-tsst-1
#15
Thunchanok Rukkawattanakul, Nitat Sookrung, Watee Seesuay, Nattawat Onlamoon, Pornphan Diraphat, Wanpen Chaicumpa, Nitaya Indrawattana
Some Staphylococcus aureus isolates produced toxic shock syndrome toxin-1 (TSST-1) which is a pyrogenic toxin superantigen (PTSAg). The toxin activates a large fraction of peripheral blood T lymphocytes causing the cells to proliferate and release massive amounts of pro-inflammatory cytokines leading to a life-threatening multisystem disorder: toxic shock syndrome (TSS). PTSAg-mediated-T cell stimulation circumvents the conventional antigenic peptide presentation to T cell receptor (TCR) by the antigen-presenting cell (APC)...
February 17, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218509/critical-role-of-inter-domain-interactions-on-the-conformational-change-and-catalytic-mechanism-of-endoplasmic-reticulum-aminopeptidase-1
#16
Athanasios Stamogiannos, Zachary Maben, Athanasios Papakyriakou, Anastasia Mpakali, Paraskevi Kokkala, Dimitris Georgiadis, Lawrence J Stern, Efstratios Stratikos
Endoplasmic Reticulum Aminopeptidase 1 (ERAP1) is an intracellular enzyme important for the generation of antigenic epitopes and class I MHC-restricted adaptive immune responses. ERAP1 processes a vast variety of different peptides but still shows length and sequence selectivity although the mechanism behind these properties is poorly understood. X-ray crystallographic analysis has revealed that ERAP1 can assume at least two distinct conformations in which the C-terminal domain IV is either proximal or distal to the active site domain II...
February 20, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217409/muscle-derived-stem-cells-stimulate-muscle-myofiber-repair-and-counteract-fat-infiltration-in-a-diabetic-mouse-model-of-critical-limb-ischemia
#17
J Tsao, I Kovanecz, N Awadalla, R Gelfand, I Sinha-Hikim, R A White, N F Gonzalez-Cadavid
BACKGROUND: Critical Limb Ischemia (CLI) affects patients with Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) and obesity, with high risk of amputation and post-surgical mortality, and no effective medical treatment. Stem cell therapy, mainly with bone marrow mesenchymal, adipose derived, endothelial, hematopoietic, and umbilical cord stem cells, is promising in CLI mouse and rat models and is in clinical trials. Their general focus is on angiogenic repair, with no reports on the alleviation of necrosis, lipofibrosis, and myofiber regeneration in the ischemic muscle, or the use of Muscle Derived Stem Cells (MDSC) alone or in combination with pharmacological adjuvants, in the context of CLI in T2D...
December 2016: Journal of Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215281/emerging-major-histocompatibility-complex-class-i-related-functions-of-nlrc5
#18
S T Chelbi, A T Dang, G Guarda
Recent evidence demonstrates a key role for the nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain-like receptor (NLR) family member NLRC5 (NLR family, CARD domain containing protein 5) in the transcriptional regulation of major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I and related genes. Detailed information on NLRC5 target genes in various cell types and conditions is emerging. Thanks to its analogy to CIITA (class II major MHC transactivator), a NLR family member known for over 20 years to be the master regulator of MHC class II gene transcription, also the molecular mechanisms underlying NLRC5 function are being rapidly unraveled...
2017: Advances in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214886/adenovirus-vector-harboring-the-hbcag-and-tripeptidyl-peptidase-ii-genes-induces-potent-cellular-immune-responses-in-vivo
#19
Quanhui Tan, Siyuan Ma, Jianjun Hu, Xiaohua Chen, Yongsheng Yu, Zhenghao Tang, Guoqin Zang
BACKGROUND: Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is associated with a weak but specific cellular immune response of the host to HBV. Tripeptidyl peptidaseⅡ (TPPⅡ), an intracellular macromolecule and proteolytic enzyme, plays an important complementary and compensatory role for the proteasome during viral protein degradation and major histocompatibility complex class I antigen presentation by inducing a specific cellular immune response in vivo. Based on a previous study, we aimed to explore the role of MHC class I antigen presentation in vivo and the mechanisms that may be involved...
January 27, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214833/nogo-b-facilitates-lps-mediated-immune-responses-by-up-regulation-of-tlr4-signaling-in-macrophage-raw264-7
#20
Ying Zhu, Qiang Tong, Jia Ye, Yunye Ning, Ye Xiong, Meng Yang, Hua Xiao, Jian Lu, Wujian Xu, Jiandong Li, Qiang Li
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Nogo-B, a member of the reticulon family of proteins, is mainly located in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). Here, we investigate the function and mechanism of Nogo-B in the regulation of TLR4-associated immune responses in the macrophage cell line of RAW264.7. METHODS: Nogo-B was up- and down-regulated through the use of appropriate adenoviral vectors or siRNA, and the effects of Nogo-B on macrophages under liposaccharide (LPS) stimulation were evaluated via western blotting, immunofluorescence, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), flow cytometric analysis, and transwell assay...
January 30, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
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