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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165229/na%C3%A3-ve-t-cells-are-activated-by-autologous-hcmv-infected-endothelial-cells-through-nkg2d-and-can-control-hcmv-transmission-in-vitro
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Narmadha Subramanian, Zeguang Wu, Frank Reister, Kerstin Laib Sampaio, Giada Frascaroli, Luka Cicin-Sain, Thomas Mertens
Apart from classical antigen-presenting cells (APCs) like dendritic cells and macrophages, there are semiprofessional APCs such as endothelial cells (ECs) and Langerhans' cells. Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infects a wide range of cell types including the ECs which are involved in the trafficking and homing of T cells. By investigating the interaction of naïve T cells obtained from HCMV-seronegative umbilical cord blood with autologous HCMV-infected human umbilical vein ECs (HUVECs), we could show that the activation of naïve T cells occurred after 1 day of peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) exposure to HCMV-infected HUVECs...
November 21, 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132376/ezh2-suppression-in-glioblastoma-shifts-microglia-toward-m1-phenotype-in-tumor-microenvironment
#2
Yatao Yin, Shuwei Qiu, Xiangpen Li, Bo Huang, Yun Xu, Ying Peng
BACKGROUND: Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) induces tumor immunosuppression through interacting with tumor-infiltrating microglia or macrophages (TAMs) with an unclear pathogenesis. Enhancer of zeste homolog 2 (EZH2) is abundant in GBM samples and cell lines and is involved in GBM proliferation, cell cycle, and invasion, whereas its association with innate immune response is not yet reported. Herein, the aim of this study was to investigate the role of EZH2 in GBM immune. METHODS: Co-culturing models of human/murine GBM cells with PBMC-derived macrophages/primary microglia were employed...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128662/activation-of-innate-immunity-in-primary-human-cells-using-a-plant-virus-derived-nanoparticle-tlr7-8-agonist
#3
Damien Carignan, Sabine Herblot, Marie-Ève Laliberté-Gagné, Marilène Bolduc, Michel Duval, Pierre Savard, Denis Leclerc
Rod-shaped virus-like nanoparticles (VLNP) made of papaya mosaic virus (PapMV) coat proteins (CP) self-assembled around a single stranded RNA (ssRNA) were showed to be a TLR7 agonist. Their utilization as an immune modulator in cancer immunotherapy was shown to be promising. To establish a clinical relevance in human for PapMV VLNP, we showed that stimulation of human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) with VLNP induces the secretion of interferon alpha (IFNα) and other pro-inflammatory cytokines and chemokines...
November 8, 2017: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118012/effects-and-mechanisms-of-caffeine-to-improve-immunologic-and-metabolic-abnormalities-in-diet-induced-obese-rats
#4
Chih-Wei Liu, Hung-Cheng Tsai, Chia-Chang Huang, Chang-Youh Tsai, Yen-Bo Su, Ming-Wei Lin, Kuei Chuan Lee, Yun-Cheng Hsieh, Tzu-Hao Li, Shiang-Fen Huang, Ying-Ying Yang, Ming-Chih Hou, Han-Chieh Lin, Fa-Yauh Lee, Shou-Dong Lee
In obesity, there are no effective therapies for parallel immune and metabolic abnormalities including systemic/tissue insulin-resistance/inflammation, adiposity and hepatic steatosis. Caffeine has anti-inflammation, anti-hepatic steatosis and anti-insulin-resistance effects. In this study, we evaluated the effects and molecular mechanisms of 6-week of caffeine treatment (HFD-caf) on immunologic and metabolic abnormalities of high-fat diet (HFD)-induced obese rats. In comparison with HFD-V rats, in HFD-caf rats the suppressed circulating immune cell inflammatory [TNFα, MCP-1, IL-6, intercellular adhesion molecule1 (ICAM-1) and nitrite] profiles were accompanied by decreased liver, white adipose tissue (WAT) and muscle' macrophages and its intracellular cytokines levels...
November 7, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114250/a-sensitive-method-for-detecting-peptide-specific-cd4-t-cell-responses-in-peripheral-blood-from-patients-with-myasthenia-gravis
#5
Sapna Sharma, Clas Malmeström, Christopher Lindberg, Sarah Meisel, Karin Schön, Martina Verolin, Nils Yngve Lycke
Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an autoimmune neurological disorder typified by skeletal muscle fatigue and most often production of autoantibodies against the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (AChR). The present study was undertaken to assess the extent of AChR-peptide recognition in MG patients using co-culturing (DC:TC) of autologous monocyte-derived dendritic cells (moDCs) and highly enriched CD4(+) T cells from the blood as compared to the traditional whole peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) cultures. We found that the DC:TC cultures were highly superior to the PBMC cultures for detection of reactivity toward HLA-DQ/DR-restricted AChR-peptides...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107073/immunometabolic-determinants-of-chemoradiotherapy-response-and-survival-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Rosemarie Krupar, Matthias G Hautmann, Ravi R Pathak, Indu Varier, Cassandra McLaren, Doris Gaag, Claus Hellerbrand, Matthias Evert, Simon Laban, Christian Idel, Vlad Sandulache, Sven Perner, Anja K Bosserhoff, Andrew G Sikora
Tumor immune microenvironment and tumor metabolism are major determinants of chemoradiotherapy response. The interdependency and prognostic significance of specific immune and metabolic phenotypes in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) were assessed and changes in reactive oxygen species were evaluated as a mechanism of treatment response in tumor spheroid/immunocyte co-cultures. Pretreatment tumor biopsies were immunohistochemically characterized in 73 HNSCC patients treated by definitive chemoradiotherapy and correlated with survival...
October 27, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083052/skewed-invariant-natural-killer-t-inkt-cells-impaired-inkt-b-cell-help-and-decreased-sap-expression-in-blood-lymphocytes-from-patients-with-common-variable-immunodeficiency
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L V Erazo-Borrás, J A Álvarez-Álvarez, C A Perez-Romero, J C Orrego-Arango, J L Franco-Restrepo, C M Trujillo-Vargas
Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) is a syndrome with predominantly defective B cell function. However, abnormalities in the number and function of other lymphocyte subpopulations in peripheral blood (PB) have been described in most patients. We have analysed the distribution of iNKT cell subpopulations in the PB of CVID patients and the ability of these cells to provide in vitro cognate B cell help. The total of iNKT cells was reduced in the PB of CVID patients, especially CD4+, CD4-/CD8- and CCR5+/CXCR3+...
September 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978117/a-regulatory-role-for-the-co-chaperone-fkbp51s-in-pd-l1-expression-in-glioma
#8
Paolo D'Arrigo, Michele Russo, Anna Rea, Martina Tufano, Elia Guadagno, Maria Laura Del Basso De Caro, Roberto Pacelli, Felix Hausch, Stefania Staibano, Gennaro Ilardi, Silvia Parisi, Maria Fiammetta Romano, Simona Romano
BACKGROUND: FKBP51 is a co-chaperone with isomerase activity, abundantly expressed in glioma. We previously identified a spliced isoform (FKBP51s) and highlighted a role for this protein in the upregulation of Programmed Death Ligand 1 (PD-L1) expression in melanoma. Because gliomas can express PD-L1 causing a defective host anti-tumoral immunity, we investigated whether FKBP51s was expressed in glioma and played a role in PD-L1 regulation in this tumour. METHODS: We used D54 and U251 glioblastoma cell lines that constitutively expressed PD-L1...
September 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975481/interaction-of-allogeneic-adipose-tissue-derived-stromal-cells-and-unstimulated-immune-cells-in-vitro-the-impact-of-cell-to-cell-contact-and-hypoxia-in-the-local-milieu
#9
Aleksandra N Gornostaeva, Elena R Andreeva, Polina I Bobyleva, Ludmila B Buravkova
Multipotent mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are an attractive tool for cell therapy and regenerative medicine. Being applied in vivo, allogeneic MSCs are faced with both activated and unstimulated immune cells. The effects of MSCs on activated immune cells are well described and are mainly suppressive. Less is known about the interaction of MSCs with unstimulated immune cells. We evaluated the contribution of tissue-related O2 level ("physiological" hypoxia-5% O2) and cell-to-cell contact to the interaction between allogeneic adipose tissue-derived MSCs (ASCs) and unstimulated peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs)...
October 3, 2017: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910385/improving-the-characterization-of-endothelial-progenitor-cell-subsets-by-an-optimized-facs-protocol
#10
Karin Huizer, Dana A M Mustafa, J Clarissa Spelt, Johan M Kros, Andrea Sacchetti
The characterization of circulating endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) is fundamental to any study related to angiogenesis. Unfortunately, current literature lacks consistency in the definition of EPC subsets due to variations in isolation strategies and inconsistencies in the use of lineage markers. Here we address critical points in the identification of hematopoietic progenitor cells (HPCs), circulating endothelial cells (CECs), and culture-generated outgrowth endothelial cells (OECs) from blood samples of healthy adults (AB) and umbilical cord (UCB)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769101/allostimulatory-capacity-of-conditionally-immortalized-proximal-tubule-cell-lines-for-bioartificial-kidney-application
#11
Milos Mihajlovic, Lambertus P van den Heuvel, Joost G Hoenderop, Jitske Jansen, Martijn J Wilmer, Annemarie J F Westheim, Wil A Allebes, Dimitrios Stamatialis, Luuk B Hilbrands, Rosalinde Masereeuw
Novel renal replacement therapies, such as a bioartificial kidney (BAK), are needed to improve current hemodialysis treatment of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients. As BAK applications may reveal safety concerns, we assessed the alloimmunization and related safety aspects of readily available conditionally immortalized human proximal tubule epithelial cell (ciPTEC) lines to be used in BAK. Two ciPTEC lines, originally derived from urine and kidney tissue, were characterized for the expression and secretion of relevant molecules involved in alloimmunization and inflammatory responses, such as HLA class-I, HLA-DR, CD40, CD80, CD86, as wells as soluble HLA class I and proinflammatory cytokines (IL-6, IL-8 and TNF-α)...
August 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758931/tumor-stroma-crosstalk-in-bone-tissue-the-osteoclastogenic-potential-of-a-breast-cancer-cell-line-in-a-co-culture-system-and-the-role-of-egfr-inhibition
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Laura Mercatali, Federico La Manna, Giacomo Miserocchi, Chiara Liverani, Alessandro De Vita, Chiara Spadazzi, Alberto Bongiovanni, Federica Recine, Dino Amadori, Martina Ghetti, Toni Ibrahim
Although bone metastases represent a major challenge in the natural history of breast cancer (BC), the complex interactions involved have hindered the development of robust in vitro models. The aim of this work is the development of a preclinical model of cancer and bone stromal cells to mimic the bone microenvironment. We studied the effects on osteoclastogenesis of BC cells and Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) cultured alone or in combination. We also analyzed: (a) whether the blockade of the Epithelial Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) pathway modified their influence on monocytes towards differentiation, and (b) the efficacy of bone-targeted therapy on osteoclasts...
July 29, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754882/a-regulatory-role-for-the-co-chaperone-fkbp51s-in-pd-l1-expression-in-glioma
#13
Paolo D'Arrigo, Michele Russo, Anna Rea, Martina Tufano, Elia Guadagno, Maria Laura Del Basso De Caro, Roberto Pacelli, Felix Hausch, Stefania Staibano, Gennaro Ilardi, Silvia Parisi, Maria Fiammetta Romano, Simona Romano
BACKGROUND: FKBP51 is a co-chaperone with isomerase activity, abundantly expressed in glioma. We previously identified a spliced isoform (FKBP51s) and highlighted a role for this protein in the upregulation of Programmed Death Ligand 1 (PD-L1) expression in melanoma. Because gliomas can express PD-L1 causing a defective host anti-tumoral immunity, we investigated whether FKBP51s was expressed in glioma and played a role in PD-L1 regulation in this tumour. METHODS: We used D54 and U251 glioblastoma cell lines that constitutively expressed PD-L1...
July 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682474/autologous-serum-supplement-favours-in-vitro-regenerative-paracrine-factors-synthesis
#14
Nazmul Haque, Noor Hayaty Abu Kasim, Noor Lide Abu Kassim, Mohammad Tariqur Rahman
OBJECTIVES: Foetal bovine serum (FBS) is often the serum supplement of choice for in vitro human cell culture. This study compares the effect of FBS and autologous human serum (AuHS) supplement in human peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) culture to prepare secretome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The PBMC (n = 7) were cultured either in RPMI-1640 containing L-glutamine and 50 units/ml Penicillin-Streptomycin (BM) or in BM with either AuHS or FBS. Viability, proliferation and differentiation of PBMC were evaluated...
August 2017: Cell Proliferation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680763/the-influence-of-stromal-cells-and-tumor-microenvironment-derived-cytokines-and-chemokines-on-cd3-cd8-tumor-infiltrating-lymphocyte-subpopulations
#15
Stefan Koeck, Johan Kern, Marit Zwierzina, Gabriele Gamerith, Edith Lorenz, Sieghart Sopper, Heinz Zwierzina, Arno Amann
The tumor microenvironment has been identified as a major mediator of immunological processes in solid tumors. In particular, tumor-associated fibroblasts are known to interact with tumor infiltrating immune cells. We describe the influence of fibroblasts and tumor-microenvironment-derived cytokines on the infiltration capacity of CD3(+)CD8(+) cytotoxic T lymphocyte subpopulations using a multicellular 3D co-culture system. 3D tumor microtissues were cultivated using a hanging drop system. Human A549 and Calu-6 cancer cell lines were incubated alone or together with the human fibroblast cell line SV80 for 10 d to form microtissues...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656222/activation-of-the-toll-like-receptor-8-pathway-increases-the-immunogenicity-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-from-umbilical-cord
#16
Yu Yang, Yanwen Wang, Li Li, Fei Chen, Peng Zhang
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are now widely used in clinical cell‑based therapy due to their characteristics of low immunogenicity, multiple differentiation potency and the capability to modulate immune responses. However, accumulated research has indicated the absence of engrafted MSCs because of the increased immunogenicity of MSCs. Toll‑like receptors (TLRs) are essential for the innate immune response and regulating the biological function of MSCs. The present study used human umbilical cord‑derived MSCs (UCMSCs) and activated the TLR8 pathway of UCMSCs to study the role of TLR8 in mediating the immune status of UCMSCs...
August 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637474/arsenic-trioxide-inhibits-ebv-reactivation-and-promotes-cell-death-in-ebv-positive-lymphoma-cells
#17
Qinyan Yin, Mark Sides, Christopher H Parsons, Erik K Flemington, Joseph A Lasky
BACKGROUND: Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) is associated with hematopoietic malignancies, such as Burkitt's lymphoma, post-transplantation lymphoproliferative disorder, and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. The current approach for EBV-associated lymphoma involves chemotherapy to eradicate cancer cells, however, normal cells may be injured and organ dysfunction may occur with currently employed regimens. This research is focused on employing arsenic trioxide (ATO) as EBV-specific cancer therapy takes advantage of the fact the EBV resides within the malignant cells...
June 21, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594941/low-level-laser-lll-attenuate-lps-induced-inflammatory-responses-in-mesenchymal-stem-cells-via-the-suppression-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway-in-vitro
#18
Kan Yin, Rongjia Zhu, Shihua Wang, Robert Chunhua Zhao
BACKGROUND: Considering promising results in animal models and patients, therapeutic use of MSCs for immune disease is likely to undergo continued evaluation. Low-lever laser (LLL) has been widely applied to retard the inflammatory reaction. LLL treatment can potentially be applied in anti-inflammatory therapy followed by stem cell therapy. AIM OF THE STUDY: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of LLL (660 nm) on the inflammatory reaction induced by LPS in human adipose derived mesenchymal stem cells (hADSCs) and pertinent mechanism...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584241/e-coli-promotes-human-v%C3%AE-9v%C3%AE-2%C3%A2-t-cell-transition-from-cytokine-producing-bactericidal-effectors-to-professional-phagocytic-killers-in-a-tcr-dependent-manner
#19
M Barisa, A M Kramer, Y Majani, D Moulding, L Saraiva, M Bajaj-Elliott, J Anderson, K Gustafsson
γδT cells provide immune-surveillance and host defense against infection and cancer. Surprisingly, functional details of γδT cell antimicrobial immunity to infection remain largely unexplored. Limited data suggests that γδT cells can phagocytose particles and act as professional antigen-presenting cells (pAPC). These potential functions, however, remain controversial. To better understand γδT cell-bacterial interactions, an ex vivo co-culture model of human peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) responses to Escherichia coli was employed...
June 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544640/an-in%C3%A2-vitro-model-demonstrates-the-potential-of-neoplastic-human-germ-cells-to-influence-the-tumour-microenvironment
#20
B Klein, H-C Schuppe, M Bergmann, M P Hedger, B E Loveland, K L Loveland
Testicular germ cell tumours (TGCT) typically contain high numbers of infiltrating immune cells, yet the functional nature and consequences of interactions between GCNIS (germ cell neoplasia in situ) or seminoma cells and immune cells remain unknown. A co-culture model using the seminoma-derived TCam-2 cell line and peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC, n = 7 healthy donors) was established to investigate how tumour and immune cells each contribute to the cytokine microenvironment associated with TGCT...
May 23, 2017: Andrology
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