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Wei Huang, Jiyuan Wu, Huiqin Yang, Yin Xiong, Rui Jiang, Tianpen Cui, Duyun Ye
Abnormal features of the systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)-derived neutrophils, promoted aberrant immune response, have inspired new studies of the induction of autoimmunity and the development of organ damage in SLE. In this study, we explore the effect of milk fat globule-EGF factor 8 (MFG-E8) on the aberrant nitrification features in pristane-induced lupus. SLE patients and mice with pristane-induced lupus develop autoantibodies associated with MFG-E8 overproduction. However, the deletion of MFG-E8 leads to uncontrolled early pulmonary and peritoneal inflammation and tissue damage in mice with pristane-induced lupus...
October 21, 2016: Cell Death and Differentiation
Yaíma L Lightfoot, Mariana J Kaplan
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: A breakdown of immune tolerance to self-antigens in a genetically predisposing background, precipitated by environmental triggers, contributes to the development of systemic autoimmune diseases. Renewed interest in the immunomodulatory capabilities of neutrophils in systemic autoimmunity has identified neutrophil extracellular trap (NET) formation as a distinguishing action of neutrophils in afflicted hosts. RECENT FINDINGS: Oxidation of nucleic acids and posttranslational modifications of proteins distinctly occur during NET formation and may promote enhanced immunogenicity...
October 13, 2016: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
Francesca Tamarozzi, Joseph D Turner, Nicolas Pionnier, Angela Midgley, Ana F Guimaraes, Kelly L Johnston, Steven W Edwards, Mark J Taylor
The endosymbiotic bacteria, Wolbachia, induce neutrophilic responses to the human helminth pathogen Onchocerca volvulus. The formation of Neutrophil Extracellular Traps (NETs), has been implicated in anti-microbial defence, but has not been identified in human helminth infection. Here, we demonstrate NETs formation in human onchocerciasis. Extracellular NETs and neutrophils were visualised around O. volvulus in nodules excised from untreated patients but not in nodules from patients treated with the anti-Wolbachia drug, doxycycline...
October 18, 2016: Scientific Reports
Xingqi Chen, Ying Shen, Will Draper, Jason D Buenrostro, Ulrike Litzenburger, Seung Woo Cho, Ansuman T Satpathy, Ava C Carter, Rajarshi P Ghosh, Alexandra East-Seletsky, Jennifer A Doudna, William J Greenleaf, Jan T Liphardt, Howard Y Chang
Spatial organization of the genome plays a central role in gene expression, DNA replication, and repair. But current epigenomic approaches largely map DNA regulatory elements outside of the native context of the nucleus. Here we report assay of transposase-accessible chromatin with visualization (ATAC-see), a transposase-mediated imaging technology that employs direct imaging of the accessible genome in situ, cell sorting, and deep sequencing to reveal the identity of the imaged elements. ATAC-see revealed the cell-type-specific spatial organization of the accessible genome and the coordinated process of neutrophil chromatin extrusion, termed NETosis...
October 17, 2016: Nature Methods
Cynthia M Magro, Shabnam Momtahen, Joanna Harp
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 17, 2016: European Journal of Dermatology: EJD
M Batinica, A Stephan, J Steiger, I Tantcheva-Poόr, S A Eming, M Fabri
Neutrophils eject neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs), complexes of DNA and proteins [1]. As NETs contain antimicrobial proteins, they have been implicated in host defence [1, 2]. Moreover, NETs trigger inflammation [2, 3]. Reactive oxygen species (ROS)-dependent (e.g. by phorbol myristate acetate (PMA)) and ROS-independent (e.g. by calcium ionophore (CaI)) inducers of NETosis have been described [2]. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
October 12, 2016: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
Paul Hasler, Stavros Giaglis, Sinuhe Hahn
Polymorphonuclear neutrophil granulocytes are the first responders of the immune system to threats by invading microorganisms. In the traditional view, they combat the intruders by phagocytosis and externalisation of granules containing lytic and microbicidal factors. A dozen years ago, this concept was expanded by the observation that neutrophils may react to bacteria by extruding their nuclear chromosomal DNA with attached nuclear and cytoplasmic constituents to form extracellular reticular structures. Since they trapped and immobilised the microbes, they were designated neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs), and their ensuing cell death NETosis...
2016: Swiss Medical Weekly
Anna-Karin Olsson, Jessica Cedervall
It has become increasingly clear that circulating immune cells in the body have a major impact on cancer development, progression, and outcome. The role of both platelets and neutrophils as independent regulators of various processes in cancer has been known for long, but it has quite recently emerged that the platelet-neutrophil interplay is yet a critical component to take into account during malignant disease. It was reported a few years ago that neutrophils in mice with cancer have increased propensity to form neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) - web-like structures formed by externalized chromatin and secreted proteases...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
Günther Schönrich, Martin J Raftery
Neutrophils are the most numerous immune cells. Their importance as the first line of defense against bacterial and fungal pathogens is well described. In contrast, the role of neutrophils in controlling viral infections is less clear. Bacterial and fungal pathogens can stimulate neutrophils extracellular traps (NETs) in a process called NETosis. Although NETosis has previously been described as a special form of programmed cell death, there are forms of NET production that do not end with the demise of neutrophils...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
Xian M O'Brien, Jonathan S Reichner
Neutrophils are motile and responsive to tissue injury and infection. As neutrophils emigrate from the bloodstream and migrate toward a site of affliction, they encounter the tissue extracellular matrix (ECM) and thereby engage integrins. Our laboratory studies the neutrophilic response to the fungal pathogen Candida albicans either in the filamentous state of the microbe or to the purified pathogen-associated molecular pattern, β-glucan. We have gained an appreciation for the role of integrins in regulating the neutrophil anti-Candida response and how the presence or absence of ECM can drive experimental outcome...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
Emre Balta, Julian Stopp, Laura Castelletti, Henning Kirchgessner, Yvonne Samstag, Guido H Wabnitz
Neutrophils or polymorphonuclear cells (PMN) eliminate bacteria via phagocytosis and/or NETosis. Apart from these conventional roles, PMN also have immune-regulatory functions. They can transdifferentiate and upregulate MHCII as well as ligands for costimulatory receptors which enables them to behave as antigen presenting cells (APC). The initial step for activating T-cells is the formation of an immune synapse between T-cells and antigen-presenting cells). However, the immune synapse that develops at the PMN/T-cell contact zone is as yet hardly investigated due to the non-availability of methods for analysis of large number of PMN interactions...
September 27, 2016: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
Li-Li Sha, Huan Wang, Chen Wang, Hong-Ying Peng, Min Chen, Ming-Hui Zhao
Dysregulated neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) formation contributes to the pathogenesis of anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic Ab (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV). Increasing evidence indicates that autophagy is involved in the process of NETs formation. In this study, we aimed to investigate whether ANCA could induce autophagy in the process of NETs formation. Autophagy was detected using live cell imaging, microtubule-associated protein light chain 3B (LC3B) accumulation and Western blotting. The results showed that autophagy vacuolization was detected in neutrophils treated with ANCA-positive IgG by live cell imaging...
September 26, 2016: Innate Immunity
Dorota Dąbrowska, Ewa Jabłońska, Marzena Garley, Wioletta Ratajczak-Wrona, Agnieszka Iwaniuk
The formation and release of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) discovered in 2004 by Volker Brinkmann and Arturo Zychlinsky cast a new light on the role of neutrophils in the non-specific immune response of the body. This discovery has resulted in the rapid development of neutrophil studies in different bacterial and autoimmune diseases as well as neoplasms. Research is also being performed on the role of different signalling pathways engaged in the induction of NETosis a unique form of a programmed cell death leading to the creation of NETs...
September 26, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology
Margery G H Pelletier, Klaudia Szymczak, Anna M Barbeau, Gianna N Prata, Kevin S O'Fallon, Peter Gaines
Neutrophils and macrophages differentiate from common myeloid progenitors in the bone marrow, where they undergo nuclear morphologic changes during maturation. During this process, both cell types acquire critical innate immune functions that include phagocytosis of pathogens, and for neutrophils the release of nuclear material called nuclear extracellular traps (NETs). Primary cells used to study these functions are typically purified from mature mouse tissues, but bone marrow-derived ex vivo cultures provide more abundant numbers of progenitors and functionally mature cells...
September 20, 2016: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
Luis E Muñoz, Rostyslav Bilyy, Mona H C Biermann, Deborah Kienhöfer, Christian Maueröder, Jonas Hahn, Jan M Brauner, Daniela Weidner, Jin Chen, Marina Scharin-Mehlmann, Christina Janko, Ralf P Friedrich, Dirk Mielenz, Tetiana Dumych, Maxim D Lootsik, Christine Schauer, Georg Schett, Markus Hoffmann, Yi Zhao, Martin Herrmann
The critical size for strong interaction of hydrophobic particles with phospholipid bilayers has been predicted to be 10 nm. Because of the wide spreading of nonpolar nanoparticles (NPs) in the environment, we aimed to reveal the ability of living organisms to entrap NPs via formation of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs). Upon interaction with various cell types and tissues, 10- to 40-nm-sized NPs induce fast (<20 min) damage of plasma membranes and instability of the lysosomal compartment, leading to the immediate formation of NETs...
October 4, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Chad J Johnson, Jonathan Cabezas-Olcoz, John F Kernien, Steven X Wang, David J Beebe, Anna Huttenlocher, Hamayail Ansari, Jeniel E Nett
Neutrophils release extracellular traps (NETs) in response to planktonic C. albicans. These complexes composed of DNA, histones, and proteins inhibit Candida growth and dissemination. Considering the resilience of Candida biofilms to host defenses, we examined the neutrophil response to C. albicans during biofilm growth. In contrast to planktonic C. albicans, biofilms triggered negligible release of NETs. Time lapse imaging confirmed the impairment in NET release and revealed neutrophils adhering to hyphae and migrating on the biofilm...
September 2016: PLoS Pathogens
Shida Yousefi, Hans-Uwe Simon
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
Iwona Homa-Mlak, Aleksandra Majdan, Radosław Mlak, Teresa Małecka-Massalska
In response to various stimuli, neutrophils and eosinophils can release neutrophil extracellular traps (NET) consisting of proteolytic enzymes, DNA and other components of the cell nucleus. The NETosis process has been characterized as a mechanism of programmed cell death, which leads to chromatin decondensation and disintegration of organelles, followed by lysis of the cell membrane. In recent years the significant role of neutrophils in the pathogenesis of cancer has been highlighted. The presence of two subpopulations of TAN with different phenotypes and functions - acting antitumor "N1" and the pro-cancerous "N2" - has been discovered...
2016: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
Hang Yang, Mona Helena Biermann, Jan Markus Brauner, Yi Liu, Yi Zhao, Martin Herrmann
Recent data suggest that NETosis plays a crucial role in the innate immune response and disturbs the homeostasis of the immune system. NETosis is a form of neutrophil-specific cell death characterized by the release of large web-like structures referred to as neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs). NETs are composed of DNA strands associated with histones and decorated with about 20 different proteins, including neutrophil elastase, myeloperoxidase, cathepsin G, proteinase 3, high mobility group protein B1, and LL37...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
Benoit Favier
Neutrophils are the most abundant subset of leukocytes and play a crucial role in the immune responses against the daily pathogen attacks faced by the host. Neutrophils exhibit several functions for fighting microbes, including the release of granules containing highly toxic molecules, the production of reactive oxygen species and inflammatory cytokines as well as NETosis. Therefore, immune responses mediated by neutrophils must be tightly regulated to protect the host from pathogen assaults without inducing detrimental inflammation and tissue damage...
September 2016: Immunological Reviews
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