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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624584/antibody-dependent-nk-cell-degranulation-as-a-marker-for-assessing-antibody-dependent-cytotoxicity-against-pandemic-2009-influenza-a-h1n1-infection-in-human-plasma-and-influenza-vaccinated-transchromosomic-bovine-intravenous-immunoglobulin-therapy
#1
Brian J Morrison, Jessica A Roman, Thomas C Luke, Nishith Nagabhushana, Kanakatte Raviprakash, Maya Williams, Peifang Sun
This study describes an antibody-dependent NK cell degranulation assay, as a biomarker to assess antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC) response in influenza plasma and for antibody therapies against influenza infection. The concentration of neutralizing antibodies (NAbs) against the hemagglutinin receptor of influenza viruses is a current determinant in protection against infection, particularly following receipt of the seasonal influenza vaccine. However, this is a limited assessment of protection, because: (i) NAb titers that incur full protection vary; and (ii) NAb titers do not account for the entire breadth of antibody responses against viral infection...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607115/surface-lamp-2-is-an-endocytic-receptor-that-diverts-antigen-internalized-by-human-dendritic-cells-into-highly-immunogenic-exosomes
#2
Dario Armando Leone, Andrea Peschel, Markus Brown, Helga Schachner, Miriam J Ball, Marianna Gyuraszova, Ulrike Salzer-Muhar, Minoru Fukuda, Caterina Vizzardelli, Barbara Bohle, Andrew J Rees, Renate Kain
The lysosome-associated membrane protein (LAMP) family includes the dendritic cell endocytic receptors DC-LAMP and CD68, as well as LAMP-1 and LAMP-2. In this study we identify LAMP-1 (CD107a) and LAMP-2 (CD107b) on the surface of human monocyte-derived dendritic cells (MoDC) and show only LAMP-2 is internalized after ligation by specific Abs, including H4B4, and traffics rapidly but transiently to the MHC class II loading compartment, as does Ag conjugated to H4B4. However, pulsing MoDC with conjugates of primary (keyhole limpet hemocyanin; KLH) and recall (Bet v 1) Ags (H4B4*KLH and H4B4*Bet v 1) induced significantly less CD4 cell proliferation than pulsing with native Ag or Ag conjugated to control mAb (ISO*KLH and ISO*Bet v 1)...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607114/varicella-zoster-virus-specific-cellular-immune-responses-to-the-live-attenuated-zoster-vaccine-in-young-and-older-adults
#3
Adriana Weinberg, Jennifer Canniff, Nadine Rouphael, Aneesh Mehta, Mark Mulligan, Jennifer A Whitaker, Myron J Levin
The incidence and severity of herpes zoster (HZ) increases with age. The live attenuated zoster vaccine generates immune responses similar to HZ. We compared the immune responses to zoster vaccine in young and older to adults to increase our understanding of the immune characteristics that may contribute to the increased susceptibility to HZ in older adults. Young (25-40 y; n = 25) and older (60-80 y; n = 33) adults had similar magnitude memory responses to varicella-zoster virus (VZV) ex vivo restimulation measured by responder cell-frequency and flow cytometry, but the responses were delayed in older compared with young adults...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595619/cytokine-treatment-optimises-the-immunotherapeutic-effects-of-umbilical-cord-derived-msc-for-treatment-of-inflammatory-liver-disease
#4
Samantha F H de Witte, Ana M Merino, Marcella Franquesa, Tanja Strini, Johanna A A van Zoggel, Sander S Korevaar, Franka Luk, Madhu Gargesha, Lisa O'Flynn, Debashish Roy, Steve J Elliman, Philip N Newsome, Carla C Baan, Martin J Hoogduijn
BACKGROUND: Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC) possess immunomodulatory properties and low immunogenicity, both crucial properties for their development into an effective cellular immunotherapy. They have shown benefit in clinical trials targeting liver diseases; however the efficacy of MSC therapy will benefit from improvement of the immunomodulatory and immunogenic properties of MSC. METHODS: MSC derived from human umbilical cords (ucMSC) were treated for 3 days in vitro with various inflammatory factors, interleukins, vitamins and serum deprivation...
June 8, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572174/go-with-the-flow-perforin-and-cd107a-in-hlh
#5
Melissa R Hines, Kim E Nichols
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 1, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559404/peripheral-t-cell-reactivity-to-heat-shock-protein-70-and-its-cofactor-grpe-from-tropheryma-whipplei-is-reduced-in-patients-with-classical-whipple-s-disease
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Lucia Trotta, Kathleen Weigt, Katina Schinnerling, Anika Geelhaar-Karsch, Gerrit Oelkers, Federico Biagi, Gino Roberto Corazza, Kristina Allers, Thomas Schneider, Ulrike Erben, Verena Moos
Background: Classical Whipple's disease (CWD) is characterized by the lack of specific Th1 response towards Tropheryma (T.) whipplei in genetically predisposed individuals. The cofactor GrpE of heat-shock protein 70 (Hsp70) from T. whipplei was previously identified as B-cell antigen. We tested the capacity of Hsp70 and GrpE to elicit specific pro-inflammatory T-cell responses.Methods: Peripheral mononuclear cells from CWD patients and healthy donors were stimulated with T. whipplei lysate or recombinant GrpE or Hsp70 before CD40L, CD69, perforin, granzyme B, CD107a, and interferon (IFN)γ were determined in T cells by flow cytometry...
May 30, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537894/intratumoral-depletion-of-regulatory-t-cells-using-cd25-targeted-photodynamic-therapy-in-a-mouse-melanoma-model-induces-antitumoral-immune-responses
#7
Dong Sun Oh, Heegon Kim, Ji Eun Oh, Hi Eun Jung, Yun Soo Lee, Ji-Ho Park, Heung Kyu Lee
Tumor immunotherapy aims to overcome the immunosuppressive microenvironment within tumors, and various approaches have been developed. Tumor-associated T regulatory cells (Tregs) suppress the activation and expansion of tumor antigen-specific effector T cells, thus, providing a permissive environment for tumor growth. Therefore, optimal strategies need to be established to deplete tumor-infiltrated Tregs because systemic depletion of Tregs can result in reduced anti-tumor effector cells and autoimmunity. Here, to selectively deplete Tregs in tumors, we intratumorally injected anti-CD25 antibodies conjugated to Chlorin e6 (Ce6), a photosensitizer that absorbs light to generate reactive oxygen species...
May 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526557/the-frog-skin-host-defense-peptide-frenatin-2-1s-enhances-recruitment-activation-and-tumoricidal-capacity-of-nk-cells
#8
Jelena M Pantic, Ivan P Jovanovic, Gordana D Radosavljevic, Nevena M Gajovic, Nebojsa N Arsenijevic, J Michael Conlon, Miodrag L Lukic
Frog skin is a source of peptides with various biological properties. Frenatin 2.1S, derived from norepinephrine-stimulated skin secretions of the Orinoco lime tree frog Sphaenorhynchus lacteus, exhibits immunostimulatory effects as demonstrated by the promotion of proinflammatory phenotypes of mononuclear cells in mouse peritoneal cavity and spleen. The aim of this study was to identify the populations of host cells sensitive to the action of frenatin 2.1S in vivo and to study its effects on their functional antitumor capacity...
May 16, 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513532/natural-killer-cells-response-to-il-2-stimulation-is-distinct-between-ascites-with-the-presence-or-absence-of-malignant-cells-in-ovarian-cancer-patients
#9
Rodrigo Fernandes da Silva, Adriana Yoshida, Daniela Maira Cardozo, Rodrigo Menezes Jales, Silke Paust, Sophie Derchain, Fernando Guimarães
Peritoneal ascites are a distinguishable feature of patients with advanced epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). The presence of different lymphocyte subsets has been reported in EOC-associated ascites, which also can or not contain malignant cells. The goal of this study was to analyze the functional characteristics of natural killer (NK) cells from EOC-associated ascites in terms of their expression of activating receptors and ascites' contents of lymphocyte subtypes, cytokine profile and presence of EOC cells...
May 17, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501938/zoledronic-acid-renders-human-m1-and-m2-macrophages-susceptible-to-v%C3%AE-2-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cell-cytotoxicity-in-a-perforin-dependent-manner
#10
Daniel W Fowler, John Copier, Angus G Dalgleish, Mark D Bodman-Smith
Vδ2(+) T cells are a subpopulation of γδ T cells in humans that are cytotoxic towards cells which accumulate isopentenyl pyrophosphate. The nitrogen-containing bisphosphonate, zoledronic acid (ZA), can induce tumour cell lines to accumulate isopentenyl pyrophosphate, thus rendering them more susceptible to Vδ2(+) T cell cytotoxicity. However, little is known about whether ZA renders other, non-malignant cell types susceptible. In this study we focussed on macrophages (Mϕs), as these cells have been shown to take up ZA...
May 13, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499490/frequent-inoculations-with-radiation-attenuated-sporozoite-is-essential-for-inducing-sterile-protection-that-correlates-with-a-threshold-level-of-plasmodia-liver-stage-specific-cd8-t-cells
#11
Hardik Patel, Naveen Yadav, Rajesh Parmar, Satish Patel, Agam P Singh, Neeta Shrivastava, Sarat K Dalai
Whole sporozoite vaccine (WSV) is shown to induce sterile protection that targets Plasmodium liver-stage infection. There are many underlying issues associated with induction of effective sterile protracted protection. In this study, we have addressed how the alterations in successive vaccine regimen could possibly affect the induction of sterile protection. We have demonstrated that the pattern of vaccination with RAS (radiation attenuated sporozoites) induces varying degrees of protection among B6 mice. Animals receiving four successive doses generated 100% sterile protection...
July 2017: Cellular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498953/pathological-role-of-anti-cd4-antibodies-in-hiv-infected-immunologic-non-responders-under-viral-suppressive-antiretroviral-therapy
#12
Zhenwu Luo, Zhen Li, Lisa Martin, Zhuang Wan, Eric G Meissner, Enrique Espinosa, Hao Wu, Xiaocong Yu, Pingfu Fu, Maria Anna Julia Westerink, J Michael Kilby, Jennifer Wu, Lei Huang, Sonya L Heath, Zihai Li, Wei Jiang
Increased mortality and morbidity occurs in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients who fail to increase CD4+ T cell counts despite achieving viral suppression with antiretroviral therapy (ART). Here we identified an underlying mechanism. Significantly elevated plasma levels of anti-CD4 IgGs were found in HIV+ immunologic non-responders (CD4+ T cell counts ≤ 350 cells/μl) compared to HIV+ immunologic responders (CD4+ T cell counts ≥ 500 cells/μl) and healthy controls. Higher plasma level of anti-CD4 IgG correlated with blunted CD4+ T cell recovery...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495463/development-of-an-animal-model-of-progressive-vaccinia-in-nu-nu-mice-and-the-use-of-bioluminescence-imaging-for-assessment-of-the-efficacy-of-monoclonal-antibodies-against-vaccinial-b5-and-l1-proteins
#13
Marina Zaitseva, Antonia Thomas, Clement A Meseda, Charles Y K Cheung, Claudia G Diaz, Yan Xiang, Shane Crotty, Hana Golding
Bioluminescence imaging (BLI) was used to follow dissemination of recombinant vaccinia virus (VACV) expressing luciferase (IHD-J-Luc) in BALB/c nu/nu mice treated post-challenge with monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) against L1 and B5 VACV proteins in a model of Progressive Vaccinia (PV). Areas Under the flux Curve (AUC) were calculated for viral loads in multiple organs in individual mice. Following scarification with 10(5) pfu, IHD-J-Luc VACV undergoes fast replication at the injection site and disseminates rapidly to the inguinal lymph nodes followed by spleen, liver, and axillary lymph nodes within 2-3 days and before primary lesions are visible at the site of scarification...
May 8, 2017: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484464/altered-natural-killer-cell-function-in-hiv-exposed-uninfected-infants
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Christiana Smith, Emilie Jalbert, Volia de Almeida, Jennifer Canniff, Laurel L Lenz, Marisa M Mussi-Pinhata, Rachel A Cohen, Qilu Yu, Fabiana R Amaral, Jorge Pinto, Jorge O Alarcon, George Siberry, Adriana Weinberg
OBJECTIVES: HIV-exposed uninfected (HEU) infants have higher rates of severe and fatal infections compared with HIV-unexposed (HUU) infants, likely due to immune perturbations. We hypothesized that alterations in natural killer (NK) cell activity might occur in HEU infants and predispose them to severe infections. DESIGN: Case-control study using cryopreserved peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) at birth and 6 months from HEU infants enrolled from 2002 to 2009 and HUU infants enrolled from 2011 to 2013...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471021/syntaxin-4-mediates-endosome-recycling-for-lytic-granule-exocytosis-in-cytotoxic-t-lymphocytes
#15
Waldo A Spessott, Maria L Sanmillan, Vineet V Kulkarni, Margaret E McCormick, Claudio G Giraudo
Adaptive and innate immunity utilize the perforin-killing pathway to eliminate virus-infected or cancer cells. Cytotoxic T-lymphocytes (CTLs) and natural killer cells mediate this process by releasing toxic proteins at the contact area with target cells known as immunological synapse (IS). Formation of a stable IS and exocytosis of toxic proteins requires persistent fusion of Rab11a recycling endosomes with the plasma membrane (PM) that may assure the delivery of key effector proteins. Despite the importance of the recycling endosomal compartment, the membrane fusion proteins that control this process at the IS remain elusive...
May 4, 2017: Traffic
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468680/cd3-cd4-neg-cd8-neg-double-negative-t-lymphocytes-and-nkt-cells-as-the-main-cytotoxic-related-cd107a-cells-in-lesions-of-cutaneous-leishmaniasis-caused-by-leishmania-viannia-braziliensis
#16
Raquel Ferraz, Clarissa F Cunha, Maria Inês F Pimentel, Marcelo R Lyra, Tatiana Pereira-Da-Silva, Armando O Schubach, Alda Maria Da-Cruz, Alvaro Luiz Bertho
BACKGROUND: Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is caused by Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis, which infects dermal macrophages and dendritic cells, causing an intense immune-mediated-tissue inflammation and a skin ulcer with elevated borders that can heal spontaneously or after antimonial therapy. The resolution of lesions depends on an adaptive immune response, and cytotoxic cells seem to have a fundamental role in this process. The aim of this study is to better understand the role of cytotoxicity mediated mechanisms that occur during the immune response in the CL lesion milieu, considering distinct cytotoxic-related CD107a(+) cells, such as CD8(+), CD4(+), CD4(neg) CD8(neg) (double-negative, DN) and CD4(+)CD8(+) (double-positive, DP) T lymphocytes, as well as NK and NKT cells...
May 3, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465362/bitter-melon-enhances-natural-killer-mediated-toxicity-against-head-and-neck-cancer-cells
#17
Sourav Bhattacharya, Naoshad Muhammad, Robert Steele, Jacki Kornbluth, Ratna B Ray
Natural killer (NK) cells are one of the major components of innate immunity, with the ability to mediate antitumor activity. Understanding the role of NK-cell-mediated tumor killing in controlling of solid tumor growth is still in the developmental stage. We have shown recently that bitter melon extract (BME) modulates the regulatory T cell (Treg) population in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). However, the role of BME in NK-cell modulation against HNSCC remains unknown. In this study, we investigated whether BME can enhance the NK-cell killing activity against HNSCC cells...
June 2017: Cancer Prevention Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451790/hpv16-e7-dna-tattooing-safety-immunogenicity-and-clinical-response-in-patients-with-hpv-positive-vulvar-intraepithelial-neoplasia
#18
Sanne Samuels, A Marijne Heeren, Henry J M A A Zijlmans, Marij J P Welters, Joost H van den Berg, Daisy Philips, Pia Kvistborg, Ilina Ehsan, Suzy M E Scholl, Bastiaan Nuijen, Ton N M Schumacher, Marc van Beurden, Ekaterina S Jordanova, John B A G Haanen, Sjoerd H van der Burg, Gemma G Kenter
BACKGROUND: Usual type vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia (uVIN) is caused by HPV, predominantly type 16. Several forms of HPV immunotherapy have been studied, however, clinical results could be improved. A novel intradermal administration route, termed DNA tattooing, is superior in animal models, and was tested for the first time in humans with a HPV16 E7 DNA vaccine (TTFC-E7SH). METHODS: The trial was designed to test safety, immunogenicity, and clinical response of TTFC-E7SH in twelve HPV16(+) uVIN patients...
April 27, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448594/novel-in-natural-infection-subdominant-hiv-1-cd8-t-cell-epitopes-revealed-in-human-recipients-of-conserved-region-t-cell-vaccines
#19
Nicola Borthwick, Zhansong Lin, Tomohiro Akahoshi, Anuska Llano, Sandra Silva-Arrieta, Tina Ahmed, Lucy Dorrell, Christian Brander, Hayato Murakoshi, Masafumi Takiguchi, Tomáš Hanke
BACKGROUND: Fine definition of targeted CD8+ T-cell epitopes and their human leucocyte antigen (HLA) class I restriction informs iterative improvements of HIV-1 T-cell vaccine designs and may predict early vaccine success or failure. Here, lymphocytes from volunteers, who had received candidate HIVconsv vaccines expressing conserved sub-protein regions of HIV-1, were used to define the optimum-length target epitopes and their HLA restriction. In HIV-1-positive patients, CD8+ T-cell responses predominantly recognize immunodominant, but hypervariable and therefore less protective epitopes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435676/understanding-cd8-t-cell-responses-toward-the-native-and-alternate-hla-a-02-01-restricted-wt1-epitope
#20
Thi Ho Nguyen, Amabel Cl Tan, Sue D Xiang, Anne Goubier, Kim L Harland, E Bridie Clemens, Magdalena Plebanski, Katherine Kedzierska
The Wilms' tumor 1 (WT1) antigen is expressed in solid and hematological malignancies, but not healthy tissues, making it a promising target for cancer immunotherapies. Immunodominant WT1 epitopes, the native HLA-A2/WT1126-134 (RMFPNAPYL) (HLA-A2/RMFPNAPYL epitope (WT1A)) and its modified variant YMFPNAPYL (HLA-A2/YMFPNAPYL epitope (WT1B)), can induce WT1-specific CD8(+) T cells, although WT1B is more stably bound to HLA-A*02:01. Here, to further determine the benefits of those two targets, we assessed the naive precursor frequencies; immunogenicity and cross-reactivity of CD8(+) T cells directed toward these two WT1 epitopes...
March 2017: Clinical & Translational Immunology
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