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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938026/hiv-exposed-seronegative-hesn-compared-to-hiv-infected-individuals-have-higher-frequencies-of-telomeric-killer-immunoglobulin-like-receptor-kir-b-motifs-contribution-of-kir-b-motif-encoded-genes-to-nk-cell-responsiveness
#1
Elise Jackson, Cindy Xinyu Zhang, Zahra Kiani, Irene Lisovsky, Benjamin Tallon, Alexa Del Corpo, Louise Gilbert, Julie Bruneau, Réjean Thomas, Pierre Côté, Benoit Trottier, Roger LeBlanc, Danielle Rouleau, Cécile Tremblay, Christos M Tsoukas, Jean-Pierre Routy, Xiaoyan Ni, Tsoarello Mabanga, Nicole F Bernard
Previously, we showed that Killer Immunoglobulin-like Receptor (KIR)3DS1 homozygotes (hmz) are more frequent in HIV exposed seronegative (HESN) than in recently HIV infected (HIV+) individuals. KIR3DS1 encodes an activating Natural Killer (NK) cell receptor (NKR). The link between KIR genotype and HIV outcomes likely arises from the function that NK cells acquire through expression of particular NKRs. An initial screen of 97 HESN and 123 HIV+ subjects for the frequency of KIR region gene carriage observed between-group differences for several telomeric KIR region loci...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925793/sequential-administration-of-mva-based-vaccines-and-pd-1-pd-l1-blocking-antibodies-confers-measurable-benefits-on-tumor-growth-and-survival-preclinical-studies-with-mva-%C3%AE-gal-and-mva-muc1-tg4010-in-a-murine-tumor-model
#2
Christelle Remy-Ziller, Christine Thioudellet, Julie Hortelano, Murielle Gantzer, Virginie Nourtier, Marie-Christine Claudepierre, Benoit Sansas, Xavier Préville, Kaïdre Bendjama, Eric Quemeneur, Karola Rittner
TG4010, a Modified Vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA) expressing human mucin1 (MUC1) has demonstrated clinical benefit for patients suffering from advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in combination with chemotherapy. To support its development, preclinical experiments were performed with either TG4010 or β-galactosidase-encoding MVA vector (MVA-βgal) in mice presenting tumors in the lung. Tumor growth was obtained after intravenous injection of CT26 murine colon cancer cells, engineered to express either MUC1 or βgal...
September 19, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894091/expansion-of-cytotoxic-natural-killer-cells-using-irradiated-autologous-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-and-anti-cd16-antibody
#3
Hong-Rae Lee, Cheol-Hun Son, Eun-Kyoung Koh, Jae-Ho Bae, Chi-Dug Kang, Kwangmo Yang, You-Soo Park
Natural killer (NK) cells are considered a promising strategy for cancer treatment. Various methods for large-scale NK cell expansion have been developed, but they should guarantee that no viable cells are mixed with the expanded NK cells because most methods involve cancer cells or genetically modified cells as feeder cells. We used an anti-CD16 monoclonal antibody (mAb) and irradiated autologous peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) (IrAPs) to provide a suitable environment (activating receptor-ligand interactions) for the NK cell expansion...
September 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887642/evaluation-of-the-functional-capacity-of-nk-cells-of-melanoma-patients-in-an-in-vitro-model-of-nk-cell-contact-with-k562-and-femx-tumor-cell-lines
#4
Gordana Konjevic, Ana Vuletic, Katarina Mirjacic Martinovic, Ana Krivokuca, Radmila Jankovic, Nada Babovic
NK cells of metastatic melanoma (MM) patients display impaired function, making them incapable to mount an effective antitumor response. In this study, we evaluated immunophenotypic characteristics and functional capacity of CD3(-)CD16(+) NK cells of MM patients in an in vitro model based on NK cell contact with an NK sensitive, K562, and a tumor-specific, melanoma FemX tumor cell line. Although our results indicate similar NK cell antitumor cytotoxic potential of MM patients in contact with both cell lines based on the expression of CD107a degranulation marker, there is a discrepancy in NK cell IFNγ production, as it is not significantly induced by FemX tumor cells, found to be, contrary to K562, HLA class I positive...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Membrane Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883824/natural-killer-nk-cell-education-differentially-influences-hiv-antibody-dependent-nk-cell-activation-and-antibody-dependent-cellular-cytotoxicity
#5
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Nicole F Bernard, Zahra Kiani, Alexandra Tremblay-McLean, Sanket A Kant, Christopher E Leeks, Franck P Dupuy
Immunotherapy using broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs) endowed with Fc-mediated effector functions has been shown to be critical for protecting or controlling viral replication in animal models. In human, the RV144 Thai trial was the first trial to demonstrate a significant protection against HIV infection following vaccination. Analysis of the correlates of immune protection in this trial identified an association between the presence of antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC) mediated by immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibodies (Abs) to HIV envelope (Env) V1/V2 loop structures and protection from infection, provided IgA Abs with competing specificity were not present...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870466/il-12-and-il-7-synergise-to-control-mait-cell-cytotoxic-responses-to-bacterial-infection
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Joshua C Wallington, Anthony P Williams, Karl J Staples, Tom M A Wilkinson
BACKGROUND: Bacterial respiratory tract infections and exacerbations of chronic lung diseases are commonly caused by nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHi). Cell-mediated cytotoxicity may be key to controlling infection, but the responses of NTHi-specific T cell populations are not well understood. Mucosal-associated invariant T (MAIT) cells are a recently-discovered, innate-like subset of T cells with cytotoxic function, whose role in lung immunity is unclear. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the mechanisms behind conventional T and MAIT cell cytotoxic responses to NTHi...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866803/personalized-ex-vivo-multiple-peptide%C3%A2-enrichment-and-detection-of-t-cells-reactive-to-multiple-tumor-associated-antigens-in-prostate-cancer-patients
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Pavla Taborska, Dmitry Stakheev, Zuzana Strizova, Katerina Vavrova, Michal Podrazil, Jirina Bartunkova, Daniel Smrz
Personalized peptide vaccination is a promising immunotherapeutic approach in prostate cancer (PCa). We therefore examined whether an approach, utilizing personalized multiple peptide-mediated ex vivo enrichment with effector T cells reactive to multiple tumor-associated antigens (TAAs), could be employed as a basis for the development of T cell immunotherapy of PCa. In this study, we used the non-adherent fraction (lymphocytes) of cryopreserved peripheral blood mononuclear cells from a leukapheretic product of biochemically recurrent (BR, n = 14) and metastatic hormone-refractory (HR, n = 12) PCa patients...
September 2, 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858434/cd4-cd28-null-t-cells-are-not-alloreactive-unless-stimulated-by-il-15
#8
B Dedeoglu, N H R Litjens, M Klepper, R Kraaijeveld, W Verschoor, C C Baan, M G H Betjes
Proinflammatory, cytotoxic CD4(+) CD28(null) T cells can be substantially expanded in patients with end-stage renal disease. These cells have been associated with the risk for rejection, but their alloreactive potential is unknown. CD4(+) CD28(null) T cells were stimulated with HLA-mismatched antigen presenting cells in the absence/presence of exogenous cytokines. Alloreactive potential was evaluated by proliferation, degranulation, cytotoxicity and cytokine production. Furthermore, their suppressive capacity was assessed by measuring inhibition of proliferating alloreactive CD28(+) T cells...
August 31, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818311/characterization-of-the-flow-cytometric-assay-for-ex%C3%A2-vivo-monitoring-of-cytotoxicity-mediated-by-antigen-specific-cytotoxic-t-lymphocytes
#9
Akira Takagi, Yutaka Horiuchi, Masanori Matsui
Several non-radioactive methods have widely been utilized to detect antigen-specific cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) responses instead of the classical (51)Cr-release assay. These methods include intracellular cytokine staining, major histocompatibility complex-class I tetramers, and the CD107a mobilization assay. However, they do not directly measure target-cell death. In contrast, several attempts have been made to develop the flow cytometric CTL (FC-CTL) assay for evaluation of cytotoxicity. However, further improvement is necessary for it to become standardized...
August 14, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810810/reduced-expression-of-siglec-7-nkg2a-and-cd57-on-terminally-differentiated-cd56-cd16-nk-cell-subset-is-associated-with-nk-cell-dysfunction-in-chronic-hiv-1-clade-c-infection
#10
Michael Zulu, Kewreshini Naidoo, Zenele Mncube, Manjeetha Jaggernath, Philip Jr Goulder, Thumbi Ndung'u, Marcus Altfeld, Christina Fanesa Thobakgale
BACKGROUND: HIV-1 viremia has been shown to induce several phenotypic and functional abnormalities in natural killer (NK) cells. To assess immune defects associated with HIV viremia, we examined NK cell function, differentiation status and phenotypic alterations based on expression of inhibitory and activating receptors on NK cells in HIV-1 subtype C chronically infected participants from Durban, South Africa. METHODS: NK cell phenotypic profiles were characterized by assessing Siglec-7, NKG2A and NKG2C markers on frozen peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from viremic, antiretroviral therapy (ART)-naïve HIV-1 chronically infected participants (n=23), HIV-1 chronically infected participants who have been on combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) for at least 12 months (n=23) compared to healthy donors (n=23)...
August 16, 2017: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761354/pd-1-blockade-restores-impaired-function-of-ex-vivo-expanded-cd8-t-cells-and-enhances-apoptosis-in-mismatch-repair-deficient-epcam-pd-l1-cancer-cells
#11
Rajeev Kumar, Fang Yu, Yuan-Huan Zhen, Bo Li, Jun Wang, Yuan Yang, Hui-Xin Ge, Ping-Sheng Hu, Jin Xiu
BACKGROUND: Adoptive T cell therapy has been proven to be a promising modality for the treatment of cancer patients in recent years. However, the increased expression of inhibitory receptors could negatively regulate the function and persistence of transferred T cells which mediates T cell anergy, exhaustion, and tumor regression. In this study, we investigated increased cytotoxic activity after the blockade of PD-1 for effective immunotherapy. METHODS: The cytotoxic function of expanded CD8(+) CTLs and interactions with tumor cells investigated after blocking of PD-1...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737711/the-effects-of-artemisinin-on-the-cytolytic-activity-of-natural-killer-nk-cells
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Youn Kyung Houh, Kyung Eun Kim, Sunyoung Park, Dae Young Hur, Seonghan Kim, Daejin Kim, Sa Ik Bang, Yoolhee Yang, Hyun Jeong Park, Daeho Cho
Artemisinin, a chemical compound used for the treatment of malaria, has been known to show anti-cancer activity. However, the effect of this chemical on natural killer (NK) cells, which are involved in tumor killing, remains unknown. Here, we demonstrate that artemisinin exerts a potent anti-cancer effect by activating NK cells. NK-92MI cells pre-treated with artemisinin were subjected to a cytotoxicity assay using K562 cells. The results showed that artemisinin significantly enhances the cytolytic activity of NK cells in a dose-dependent manner...
July 24, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719652/long-term-follow-up-of-human-t-cell-responses-to-conserved-hiv-1-regions-elicited-by-dna-simian-adenovirus-mva-vaccine-regimens
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Nathifa Moyo, Nicola J Borthwick, Edmund G Wee, Silvia Capucci, Alison Crook, Lucy Dorrell, Tomáš Hanke
BACKGROUND: Durability of vaccine-elicited immune responses is one of the key determinants for vaccine success. Our aim is to develop a vaccination strategy against the human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1), which induces protective and durable CD8+ T-cell responses. The central theorem of our approach is to focus T cells on highly conserved regions of the HIV-1 proteome and this is achieved through the use of the first-generation conserved vaccine immunogen HIVconsv. This immunogen vectored by plasmid DNA, simian adenovirus and poxvirus MVA was tested in healthy, HIV-1-negative adults in UK and induced high magnitudes of HIVconsv-specific plurifunctional CD8+ T cells capable of in vitro HIV-1 inhibition...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708886/kir3dl01-upregulation-on-gut-natural-killer-cells-in-response-to-siv-infection-of-kir-and-mhc-class-i-defined-rhesus-macaques
#14
Moritz Ries, Matthew R Reynolds, Ksenia Bashkueva, Kristin Crosno, Saverio Capuano, Trent M Prall, Roger Wiseman, David H O'Connor, Eva G Rakasz, Hajime Uno, Jeffrey D Lifson, David T Evans
Natural killer cells provide an important early defense against viral pathogens and are regulated in part by interactions between highly polymorphic killer-cell immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIRs) on NK cells and their MHC class I ligands on target cells. We previously identified MHC class I ligands for two rhesus macaque KIRs: KIR3DL01 recognizes Mamu-Bw4 molecules and KIR3DL05 recognizes Mamu-A1*002. To determine how these interactions influence NK cell responses, we infected KIR3DL01+ and KIR3DL05+ macaques with and without defined ligands for these receptors with SIVmac239, and monitored NK cell responses in peripheral blood and lymphoid tissues...
July 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678607/hiv-env-conserved-element-dna-vaccine-alters-immunodominance-in-macaques
#15
Xintao Hu, Antonio Valentin, Margherita Rosati, Siriphan Manocheewa, Candido Alicea, Bhabadeb Chowdhury, Jenifer Bear, Kate E Broderick, Niranjan Y Sardesai, Sylvie Le Gall, James I Mullins, George N Pavlakis, Barbara K Felber
Sequence diversity and immunodominance are major obstacles in the design of an effective vaccine against HIV. HIV Env is a highly-glycosylated protein composed of 'conserved' and 'variable' regions. The latter contains immunodominant epitopes that are frequently targeted by the immune system resulting in the generation of immune escape variants. This work describes 12 regions in HIV Env that are highly conserved throughout the known HIV M Group sequences (Env CE), and are poorly immunogenic in macaques vaccinated with full-length Env expressing DNA vaccines...
July 5, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655861/in-silico-modeling-identifies-cd45-as-a-regulator-of-il-2-synergy-in-the-nkg2d-mediated-activation-of-immature-human-nk-cells
#16
Sayak Mukherjee, Helle Jensen, William Stewart, David Stewart, William C Ray, Shih-Yu Chen, Garry P Nolan, Lewis L Lanier, Jayajit Das
Natural killer (NK) cells perform immunosurveillance of virally infected and transformed cells, and their activation depends on the balance between signaling by inhibitory and activating receptors. Cytokine receptor signaling can synergize with activating receptor signaling to induce NK cell activation. We investigated the interplay between the signaling pathways stimulated by the cytokine interleukin-2 (IL-2) and the activating receptor NKG2D in immature (CD56(bright)) and mature (CD56(dim)) subsets of human primary NK cells using mass cytometry experiments and in silico modeling...
June 27, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649252/sexual-dimorphic-responses-in-lymphocytes-of-healthy-individuals-after-carica-papaya-consumption
#17
Nur Ramziahrazanah Jumat, Mun Yee Chong, Zainina Seman, Rosita Jamaluddin, Nyet Kui Wong, Maha Abdullah
Sexual dimorphism in immune response is widely recognized, but few human studies have observed this distinction. Food with endo-immunomodulatory potential may reveal novel sex-biased in vivo interactions. Immunomodulatory effects of Carica papaya were compared between healthy male and female individuals. Volunteers were given fixed meals supplemented with papaya for 2 days. Changes in blood immune profiles and hormone levels were determined. In females, total natural killer (NK) cell percentages decreased (12...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
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
#18
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...
October 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
#19
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
#20
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...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
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