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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444930/immunophenotyping-of-newly-diagnosed-and-recurrent-glioblastoma-defines-distinct-immune-exhaustion-profiles-in-peripheral-and-tumor-infiltrating-lymphocytes
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Malte Mohme, Simon Schliffke, Cecile L Maire, Alessandra Rünger, Laura Glau, Klaus C Mende, Jakob Matschke, Christina Gehbauer, Nuray Akyüz, Svenja Zapf, Mareike Holz, Miriam Schaper, Tobias Martens, Nils O Schmidt, Sven Peine, Manfred Westphal, Mascha Binder, Eva Tolosa, Katrin Lamszus
PURPOSE: Immunotherapeutic treatment strategies for glioblastoma (GBM) are under investigation in clinical trials. However, our understanding of the immune phenotype of GBM-infiltrating T-cells (TILs) and changes during disease progression is limited. Deeper insight is urgently needed to therapeutically overcome tumor-induced immune exhaustion. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: We used flow-cytometry and cytokine assays to profile TILs and blood lymphocytes (PBL) from GBM patients, comparing newly diagnosed or recurrent GBM to long-term survivors (LTS) and healthy donors...
February 14, 2018: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440397/sex-bias-in-mhc-i-associated-shaping-of-the-adaptive-immune-system
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Tilman Schneider-Hohendorf, Dennis Görlich, Paula Savola, Tiina Kelkka, Satu Mustjoki, Catharina C Gross, Geoffrey C Owens, Luisa Klotz, Klaus Dornmair, Heinz Wiendl, Nicholas Schwab
HLA associations, T cell receptor (TCR) repertoire bias, and sex bias have independently been shown for many diseases. While some immunological differences between the sexes have been described, they do not fully explain bias in men toward many infections/cancers, and toward women in autoimmunity. Next-generation TCR variable beta chain (TCRBV) immunosequencing of 824 individuals was evaluated in a multiparametric analysis including HLA-A -B/MHC class I background, TCRBV usage, sex, age, ethnicity, and TCRBV selection/expansion dynamics...
February 12, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432160/role-of-a-selecting-ligand-in-shaping-the-murine-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-tcr-repertoire
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Shawn P Fahl, Francis Coffey, Lisa Kain, Payam Zarin, Roland L Dunbrack, Luc Teyton, Juan Carlos Zúñiga-Pflücker, Dietmar J Kappes, David L Wiest
Unlike αβ-T lineage cells, where the role of ligand in intrathymic selection is well established, the role of ligand in the development of γδ-T cells remains controversial. Here we provide evidence for the role of a bona fide selecting ligand in shaping the γδ-T cell-receptor (TCR) repertoire. Reactivity of the γδ-TCR with the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) Class Ib ligands, H2-T10/22, is critically dependent upon the EGYEL motif in the complementarity determining region 3 (CDR3) of TCRδ. In the absence of H2-T10/22 ligand, the commitment of H2-T10/22 reactive γδ-T cells to the γδ fate is diminished, and the specification of those γδ committed cells to the IFN-γ or interleukin-17 effector fate is altered...
February 5, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422902/t-cells-engaging-the-conserved-mhc-class-ib-molecule-qa-1b-with-tap-independent-peptides-are-semi-invariant-lymphocytes
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Elien M Doorduijn, Marjolein Sluijter, Bianca J Querido, Ursula J E Seidel, Claudia C Oliveira, Sjoerd H van der Burg, Thorbald van Hall
The HLA-E homolog in the mouse (Qa-1b) is a conserved MHC class Ib molecule presenting monomorphic peptides to germline-encoded natural killer receptor CD94/NKG2A. Previously, we demonstrated the replacement of this canonical peptide by a diverse peptidome upon deficiency of the TAP peptide transporter. Analysis of this Qa-1b-restricted T cell repertoire against these non-mutated neoantigens revealed characteristics of conventional hypervariable CD8+ T cells, but also of invariant T cell receptor (TCR)αβ T cells...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409514/immune-monitoring-and-tcr-sequencing-of-cd4-t-cells-in-a-long-term-responsive-patient-with-metastasized-pancreatic-ductal-carcinoma-treated-with-individualized-neoepitope-derived-multipeptide-vaccines-a-case-report
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Katja Sonntag, Hisayoshi Hashimoto, Matthias Eyrich, Moritz Menzel, Max Schubach, Dennis Döcker, Florian Battke, Carolina Courage, Helmut Lambertz, Rupert Handgretinger, Saskia Biskup, Karin Schilbach
BACKGROUND: Cancer vaccines can effectively establish clinically relevant tumor immunity. Novel sequencing approaches rapidly identify the mutational fingerprint of tumors, thus allowing to generate personalized tumor vaccines within a few weeks from diagnosis. Here, we report the case of a 62-year-old patient receiving a four-peptide-vaccine targeting the two sole mutations of his pancreatic tumor, identified via exome sequencing. METHODS: Vaccination started during chemotherapy in second complete remission and continued monthly thereafter...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402644/%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cell-responses-how-many-ligands-will-it-take-till-we-know
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David Vermijlen, Deborah Gatti, Ariadni Kouzeli, Teja Rus, Matthias Eberl
γδ T cells constitute a sizeable and non-redundant fraction of the total T cell pool in all jawed vertebrates, but in contrast to conventional αβ T cells they are not restricted by classical MHC molecules. Progress in our understanding of the role of γδ T cells in the immune system has been hampered, and is being hampered, by the considerable lack of knowledge regarding the antigens γδ T cells respond to. The past few years have seen a wealth of data regarding the TCR repertoires of distinct γδ T cell populations and a growing list of confirmed and proposed molecules that are recognised by γδ T cells in different species...
February 2, 2018: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29400706/profiling-the-pattern-of-the-human-t-cell-receptor-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-complementary-determinant-region-3-repertoire-in-patients-with-lung-carcinoma-via-high-throughput-sequencing-analysis
#7
Hui Chen, Mingjin Zou, Da Teng, Yu Hu, Jianmin Zhang, Wei He
γδ T cells function as sentinels in early host responses to infections and malignancies. Specifically, γδ T cells recognize tumor-associated stress antigens via T-cell receptor (TCR) γδ and play important roles in the antitumor immune response. In this study, we characterized the pattern of the human TCR γδ complementary determinant region 3 (CDR3) repertoire in patients with lung carcinoma (LC) via high-throughput sequencing. The results showed that the diversity of CDR3δ was significantly reduced, and that of CDR3γ was unchanged in LC patients compared with healthy individuals; in addition, LC patients shared significantly more CDR3δ sequences with each other than healthy individuals...
February 5, 2018: Cellular & Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29399441/nk-cells-and-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cells-for-relapse-protection-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-hct
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Moniek A de Witte, Jürgen Kuball, Jeffrey S Miller
Purpose of review: The outcome of allogeneic stem cell transplantation (allo-HCT) is still compromised by relapse and complications. NK cells and γδT cells, effectors which both function through MHC-unrestricted mechanisms, can target transformed and infected cells without inducing Graft-versus-Host Disease (GVHD). Allo-HCT platforms based on CD34+ selection or αβ-TCR depletion result in low grades of GVHD, early immune reconstitution (IR) of NK and γδT cells and minimal usage of GVHD prophylaxis...
December 2017: Current Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29399406/deep-sequencing-of-the-t-cell-receptor-visualizes-reconstitution-of-t-cell-immunity-in-mogamulizumab-treated-adult-t-cell-leukemia
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Takero Shindo, Kazutaka Kitaura, Hiroshi Ureshino, Kazuharu Kamachi, Masaharu Miyahara, Kazuko Doi, Tatsuro Watanabe, Eisaburo Sueoka, Tadasu Shin-I, Ryuji Suzuki, Shinya Kimura
Although the anti-CCR4 antibody mogamulizumab (moga) shows striking antitumor activity against adult T cell leukemia (ATL), it can also cause fatal immunological pathology such as severe skin rash and graft-versus-host disease, which might be attributed to depletion of CCR4+ regulatory T cells. We previously showed that next generation sequencing enables precise analysis of the T cell receptor (TCR) repertoire, and we here used the technique to reveal the immunological dynamics in moga-treated ATL patients...
2018: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29399194/characterization-of-the-t-cell-receptor-repertoire-by-deep-t-cell-receptor-sequencing-in-tissues-from-patients-with-prostate-cancer
#10
Song Liu, Weibing Pan, Zhiqiang Cheng, Guoping Sun, Peng Zhu, Franky Chan, Yunlong Hu, Xinzhou Zhang, Yong Dai
Prostate cancer (PC) is the most prevalent urological cancer in men. T cells serve a central role in the cancer's immunological microenvironment. In the present study, we applied multiplex PCR and Illumina next-generation sequencing to study the clonal diversity of the T-cell receptor (TCR) repertoire in cancer tissues and paracancer tissues from patients with PC. It was found that the TCR repertoire in the PC samples had a notably more skewed clonotype composition, with a greater number of highly expanded clones (HECs) compared with the prostate paracancer samples...
February 2018: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29385144/t-cell-receptor-repertoire-among-women-who-cleared-and-failed-to-clear-cervical-human-papillomavirus-infection-an-exploratory-proof-of-principle-study
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Krystle A Lang Kuhs, Shih-Wen Lin, Xing Hua, Mark Schiffman, Robert D Burk, Ana Cecilia Rodriguez, Rolando Herrero, Christian C Abnet, Neal D Freedman, Ligia A Pinto, David Hamm, Harlan Robins, Allan Hildesheim, Jianxin Shi, Mahboobeh Safaeian
BACKGROUND: It is unknown why a minority of women fail to clear human papillomavirus (HPV) and develop precancer/cancer. Differences in T-cell receptor (TCR) repertoires may identify HPV16-infected women at highest-risk for progression to cancer. We conducted a proof-of-principle study nested within the Guanacaste HPV Natural History Study to evaluate the utility of next-generation sequencing for interrogating the TCR repertoires among women who cleared and failed to clear cervical HPV16...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29365321/immune-rebound-associates-with-a-favorable-clinical-response-to-autologous-hsct-in-systemic-sclerosis-patients
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Lucas C M Arruda, Kelen C R Malmegrim, João R Lima-Júnior, Emmanuel Clave, Juliana B E Dias, Daniela A Moraes, Corinne Douay, Isabelle Fournier, Hélène Moins-Teisserenc, Antônio José Alberdi, Dimas T Covas, Belinda P Simões, Pauline Lansiaux, Antoine Toubert, Maria Carolina Oliveira
To evaluate the immunological mechanisms associated with clinical outcomes after autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (AHSCT), focusing on regulatory T- (Treg) and B- (Breg) cell immune reconstitution, 31 systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients underwent simultaneous clinical and immunological evaluations over 36-month posttransplantation follow-up. Patients were retrospectively grouped into responders (n = 25) and nonresponders (n = 6), according to clinical response after AHSCT. Thymic function and B-cell neogenesis were respectively assessed by quantification of DNA excision circles generated during T- and B-cell receptor rearrangements...
January 23, 2018: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29363173/mait-cells-an-historical-and-evolutionary-perspective
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REVIEW
Olivier Lantz, François Legoux
In humans, MAIT cells represent the most abundant T-cell subset reacting against bacteria. MAIT cells belong to the evolutionarily conserved family of "preset" T cells that includes also NKT cells. Both subsets are selected by double positive thymocytes leading to common features such as PLZF expression. Preset T cells correspond to subsets prepositioned in specific tissue locations with preprogrammed versatile effector functions such as antimicrobial functions and possibly also metabolic control and tissue repair activity...
December 27, 2017: Immunology and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348660/generation-and-characterization-of-alloantigen-specific-regulatory-t-cells-for-clinical-transplant-tolerance
#14
James M Mathew, Jessica H Voss, Scott T McEwen, Iwona Konieczna, Arjun Chakraborty, Xuemei Huang, Jie He, Lorenzo Gallon, Richard S Kornbluth, Joseph R Leventhal
Donor-specific CD4 + CD127 - CD25 + FOXP3 + regulatory T cells (AgTregs) have the potential to induce clinical transplant tolerance; however, their expansion ex vivo remains challenging. We optimized a novel expansion protocol to stimulate donor-specific Tregs using soluble 4-trimer CD40 ligand (CD40L)-activated donor B cells that expressed mature antigen-presenting cell markers. This avoided the use of CD40L-expressing stimulator cells that might otherwise result in potential cellular contamination. Purified allogeneic "recipient" CD4 + CD25 + Tregs were stimulated on days 0 and 7 with expanded "donor" B cells in the presence of IL-2, TGFβ and sirolimus (SRL)...
January 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348598/increased-diversity-with-reduced-diversity-evenness-of-tumor-infiltrating-t-cells-for-the-successful-cancer-immunotherapy
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Akihiro Hosoi, Kazuyoshi Takeda, Koji Nagaoka, Tamaki Iino, Hirokazu Matsushita, Satoshi Ueha, Shin Aoki, Kouji Matsushima, Masato Kubo, Teppei Morikawa, Kazutaka Kitaura, Ryuji Suzuki, Kazuhiro Kakimi
To facilitate the optimization of cancer immunotherapy lacking immune-related adverse events, we performed TCR repertoire analysis of tumor-infiltrating CD8+ T-cells in B16 melanoma-bearing mice receiving anti-PD-1, anti-CTLA-4, anti-4-1BB, anti-CD4 or a combination of anti-PD-1 and 4-1BB antibodies. Although CD8+ T-cells in the tumor were activated and expanded to a greater or lesser extent by these therapies, tumor growth suppression was achieved only by anti-PD-1, anti-PD-1/4-1BB combined, or by anti-CD4 treatment, but not by anti-CTLA-4 or anti-4-1BB monotherapy...
January 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343684/mait-cell-clonal-expansion-and-tcr-repertoire-shaping-in-human-volunteers-challenged-with-salmonella-paratyphi%C3%A2-a
#16
Lauren J Howson, Giorgio Napolitani, Dawn Shepherd, Hemza Ghadbane, Prathiba Kurupati, Lorena Preciado-Llanes, Margarida Rei, Hazel C Dobinson, Malick M Gibani, Karen Wei Weng Teng, Evan W Newell, Natacha Veerapen, Gurdyal S Besra, Andrew J Pollard, Vincenzo Cerundolo
Mucosal-associated invariant T (MAIT) cells are innate-like T cells that can detect bacteria-derived metabolites presented on MR1. Here we show, using a controlled infection of humans with live Salmonella enterica serovar Paratyphi A, that MAIT cells are activated during infection, an effect maintained even after antibiotic treatment. At the peak of infection MAIT cell T-cell receptor (TCR)β clonotypes that are over-represented prior to infection transiently contract. Select MAIT cell TCRβ clonotypes that expand after infection have stronger TCR-dependent activation than do contracted clonotypes...
January 17, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339503/heteromeric-interactions-regulate-butyrophilin-btn-and-btn-like-molecules-governing-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cell-biology
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Pierre Vantourout, Adam Laing, Martin J Woodward, Iva Zlatareva, Luis Apolonia, Andrew W Jones, Ambrosius P Snijders, Michael H Malim, Adrian C Hayday
The long-held view that gamma delta (γδ) T cells in mice and humans are fundamentally dissimilar, as are γδ cells in blood and peripheral tissues, has been challenged by emerging evidence of the cells' regulation by butyrophilin (BTN) and butyrophilin-like (BTNL) molecules. Thus, murine Btnl1 and the related gene, Skint1, mediate T cell receptor (TCR)-dependent selection of murine intraepithelial γδ T cell repertoires in gut and skin, respectively; BTNL3 and BTNL8 are TCR-dependent regulators of human gut γδ cells; and BTN3A1 is essential for TCR-dependent activation of human peripheral blood Vγ9Vδ2+ T cells...
January 16, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288651/unopposed-il-36-activity-promotes-clonal-cd4-t-cell-responses-with-il-17a-production-in-generalized-pustular-psoriasis
#18
Akiko Arakawa, Sigrid Vollmer, Petra Besgen, Adrian Galinski, Burkhard Summer, Yoshio Kawakami, Andreas Wollenberg, Klaus Dornmair, Michael Spannagl, Thomas Ruzicka, Peter Thomas, Jörg C Prinz
Generalized pustular psoriasis (GPP) is the most severe psoriasis variant. Mutations in the IL-36 antagonist IL36RN, in CARD14 or AP1S3 provide genetic evidence for autoinflammatory aetiology but cannot explain its pathogenesis completely. Here we demonstrate that unopposed IL-36 signalling promotes antigen-driven and likely pathogenic T-helper 17 (Th17) responses in GPP. We observed that CD4+ T cells in blood and skin lesions of GPP patients were characterized by intense hyperproliferation, production of the GPP key mediator, IL-17A, and highly restricted T-cell receptor (TCR) repertoires with identical T-cell clones in blood and skin lesions indicating antigen-driven T-cell expansions...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282307/cutting-edge-low-affinity-tcrs-support-regulatory-t-cell-function-in-autoimmunity
#19
Maran L Sprouse, Ivan Shevchenko, Marissa A Scavuzzo, Faith Joseph, Thomas Lee, Samuel Blum, Malgorzata Borowiak, Matthew L Bettini, Maria Bettini
Regulatory T cells (Tregs) use a distinct TCR repertoire and are more self-reactive compared with conventional T cells. However, the extent to which TCR affinity regulates the function of self-reactive Tregs is largely unknown. In this study, we used a two-TCR model to assess the role of TCR affinity in Treg function during autoimmunity. We observed that high- and low-affinity Tregs were recruited to the pancreas and contributed to protection from autoimmune diabetes. Interestingly, high-affinity cells preferentially upregulated the TCR-dependent Treg functional mediators IL-10, TIGIT, GITR, and CTLA4, whereas low-affinity cells displayed increased transcripts for Areg and Ebi3, suggesting distinct functional profiles...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259996/phenotypic-and-functional-complexity-of-brain-infiltrating-t-cells-in-rasmussen-encephalitis
#20
Faiez Al Nimer, Ivan Jelcic, Christian Kempf, Tom Pieper, Herbert Budka, Mireia Sospedra, Roland Martin
Objective: To characterize the brain-infiltrating immune cell repertoire in Rasmussen encephalitis (RE) with special focus on the subsets, clonality, and their cytokine profile. Methods: The immune cell infiltrate of freshly isolated brain tissue from RE was phenotypically and functionally characterized using immunohistology, flow cytometry, and T-cell receptor (TCR) deep sequencing. Identification of clonally expanded T-cell clones (TCCs) was achieved by combining flow cytometry sorting of CD4+ and CD8+ T cells and high-throughput TCR Vβ-chain sequencing...
January 2018: Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation
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