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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733576/mait-cells-accumulate-in-placental-intervillous-space-and-display-a-highly-cytotoxic-phenotype-upon-bacterial-stimulation
#1
Martin Solders, Laia Gorchs, Tom Erkers, Anna-Carin Lundell, Silvia Nava, Sebastian Gidlöf, Eleonor Tiblad, Isabelle Magalhaes, Helen Kaipe
During pregnancy, the maternal immune system must tolerate the developing foetus, and yet retain a potent antimicrobial response to prevent infections. Mucosal associated invariant T (MAIT) cells recognize microbial-derived vitamin B metabolites presented on the MR1 molecule, but their presence and function at the foetal-maternal interface is not known. We here isolated mononuclear cells from paired samples of peripheral blood (PB), intervillous blood (IVB), and decidua parietalis (DP) following uncomplicated term pregnancies...
July 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718416/the-untold-story-of-granzymes-in-oncoimmunology-novel-opportunities-with-old-acquaintances
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REVIEW
Maykel Arias, Luis Martínez-Lostao, Llipsy Santiago, Angel Ferrandez, David J Granville, Julián Pardo
For more than 20 years perforin and granzymes (GZMs) have been recognized as key cell death executors of cytotoxic T (Tc) and natural killer (NK) cells during cancer immunosurveillance. In immune surveillance, perforin and GZMB, the most potent cytotoxic molecules, act mainly as antitumoral and anti-infectious factors. However, when expressed by immune regulatory cells they may contribute to immune evasion of specific cancer types. By contrast, the other major granzyme, GZMA, seems not to play a major role in Tc/NK cell-mediated cytotoxicity, but acts as a proinflammatory cytokine that might contribute to cancer development...
June 2017: Trends in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717654/fusion-to-flaviviral-leader-peptide-targets-hiv-1-reverse-transcriptase-for-secretion-and-reduces-its-enzymatic-activity-and-ability-to-induce-oxidative-stress-but-has-no-major-effects-on-its-immunogenic-performance-in-dna-immunized-mice
#3
Anastasia Latanova, Stefan Petkov, Yulia Kuzmenko, Athina Kilpeläinen, Alexander Ivanov, Olga Smirnova, Olga Krotova, Sergey Korolev, Jorma Hinkula, Vadim Karpov, Maria Isaguliants, Elizaveta Starodubova
Reverse transcriptase (RT) is a key enzyme in viral replication and susceptibility to ART and a crucial target of immunotherapy against drug-resistant HIV-1. RT induces oxidative stress which undermines the attempts to make it immunogenic. We hypothesized that artificial secretion may reduce the stress and make RT more immunogenic. Inactivated multidrug-resistant RT (RT1.14opt-in) was N-terminally fused to the signal providing secretion of NS1 protein of TBEV (Ld) generating optimized inactivated Ld-carrying enzyme RT1...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713379/op9-feeder-cells-are-superior-to-m2-10b4-cells-for-the-generation-of-mature-and-functional-natural-killer-cells-from-umbilical-cord-hematopoietic-progenitors
#4
Lara Herrera, Juan Manuel Salcedo, Silvia Santos, Miguel Ángel Vesga, Francisco Borrego, Cristina Eguizabal
Adoptive natural killer (NK) cell therapy relies on the acquisition of large numbers of mature and functional NK cells. An option for future immunotherapy treatments is to use large amounts of NK cells derived and differentiated from umbilical cord blood (UCB) CD34(+) hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs), mainly because UCB is one of the most accessible HSC sources. In our study, we compared the potential of two stromal cell lines, OP9 and M2-10B4, for in vitro generation of mature and functional CD56(+) NK cells from UCB CD34(+) HSC...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705375/regulation-of-expression-and-trafficking-of-perforin-2-by-lps-and-tnf-%C3%AE
#5
Peng Xiong, Motoaki Shiratsuchi, Takamitsu Matsushima, Jiyuan Liao, Emi Tanaka, Yasuhiro Nakashima, Ryoichi Takayanagi, Yoshihiro Ogawa
Perforin-2 is constitutively expressed in macrophages that are required for bacterial control. In this study, we found that perforin-2 is expressed in human macrophages with two isoforms: full-length perforin-2a and a splice variant, perforin-2b. Two isoforms show different subcellular distributions. Perforin-2a was predominantly localized to the membrane of endosome-like vesicles by a C-terminal transmembrane domain. In contrast, the short isoform perforin-2b lacking the transmembrane domain failed to localize to the membrane of vesicles...
July 8, 2017: Cellular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694809/unperturbed-cytotoxic-lymphocyte-phenotype-and-function-in-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-patients
#6
Jakob Theorell, Indre Bileviciute-Ljungar, Bianca Tesi, Heinrich Schlums, Mette Sophie Johnsgaard, Babak Asadi-Azarbaijani, Elin Bolle Strand, Yenan T Bryceson
Myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is a debilitating disorder linked to diverse intracellular infections as well as physiological stress. Cytotoxic lymphocytes combat intracellular infections. Their function is attenuated by stress. Despite numerous studies, the role of cytotoxic lymphocytes in ME/CFS remains unclear. Prompted by advances in the understanding of defects in lymphocyte cytotoxicity, the discovery of adaptive natural killer (NK) cell subsets associated with certain viral infections, and compelling links between stress, adrenaline, and cytotoxic lymphocyte function, we reassessed the role of cytotoxic lymphocytes in ME/CFS...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680749/tumor-priming-converts-nk-cells-to-memory-like-nk-cells
#7
Marina Pal, Lisa Schwab, Anastasiya Yermakova, Emily M Mace, Rainer Claus, Ann-Christin Krahl, Jeanette Woiterski, Udo F Hartwig, Jordan S Orange, Rupert Handgretinger, Maya C André
Fascinating earlier evidence suggests an intrinsic capacity of human natural killer (NK) cells to acquire adaptive immune features in the context of cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection or pro-inflammatory cytokine stimulation. Since the role of memory NK cells in cancer has so far remained elusive and adoptive NK cell transfer in relapsing pediatric acute B cell precursor leukemia (BCP-ALL) patients awaits improvement, we asked the question whether tumor-priming could promote the generation of memory NK cells with enhanced graft-vs...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679297/evaluation-of-the-cytotoxic-response-mediated-by-perforin-and-granzyme-b-in-patients-with-non-hodgkin-lymphoma
#8
Bruna Maria Bereta Souza, Fernanda Bernadelli De Vito, Marianna Licati Calado, Marcos Vinícius Silva, Leonardo Rodrigues Oliveira, Virmondes Rodrigues-Júnior, Helio Moraes-Souza
This study quantified the perforin and granzyme B in patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) at the time of diagnosis. Protein quantification was performed by flow cytometry. NHL patients had a higher number of cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) expressing perforin as well as a greater number of activated CTLs than the control group. However, intracellular perforin levels in natural killer cells were lower in the NHL patients compared to the control group. Quantitative real time PCR showed that patients had more expression of perforin and granzyme B transcripts compared to the control group...
July 6, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677766/human-decidua-mesenchymal-stem-cells-regulate-decidual-natural-killer-cell-function-via-interactions-between-collagen-and-leukocyte%C3%A2-associated-immunoglobulin%C3%A2-like-receptor-1
#9
Qiang Fu, Xuejing Man, Min Yu, Yongli Chu, Xiying Luan, Hailan Piao, Jiangnan Xue, Changzhu Jin
The development of maternal tolerance to the fetal allograft in critical for the maintenance of the pregnancy, and it is accompanied by the development of a special decidual natural killer (dNK) cell tolerance phenotype. To understand the factors that influence dNK cells during early pregnancy, the present study aimed to identify mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) from human first‑trimester deciduas, termed decidual MSCs (DMSCs), and to investigate the effect of DMSCs on the regulation of dNK cells via collagen...
July 5, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673582/endothelial-dysfunction-mediated-by-interleukin-18-in-patients-with-ischemic-heart-disease-undergoing-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-surgery
#10
Sokolic Jadranko, Vlatka Sotosek Tokmadzic, Knezevic Danijel, Medved Igor, Vukelic Damjani Nada, Balen Sanja, Rakic Marijana, Lanca Bastiancic Ana, Laskarin Gordana
When medication management or percutaneous coronary intervention is not successful in patients with advanced ischemic heart disease, surgical revascularisation-predominantly coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)-is considered the gold standard. However, CABG surgery can lead to ischemia/reperfusion injury, which is characterized by a strong inflammatory response. Interleukin (IL)-18, is a strong inflammatory mediator, that is released from cardiomyocytes and can be found in the systemic circulation of patients during and immediately after CABG surgery...
July 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668542/cd56-cd16-natural-killer-cells-expressing-the-inflammatory-protease-granzyme-a-are-enriched-in-synovial-fluid-from-patients-with-osteoarthritis
#11
P Jaime, N García-Guerrero, R Estella, J Pardo, F García-Álvarez, L Martinez-Lostao
OBJECTIVE: Natural killer (NK) cells have been involved in the pathology of different inflammatory and autoimmune disorders. Inflammation is an important regulator of osteoarthritis (OA), but the molecular and cellular mechanisms regulating this process are not well defined. DESIGN: To understand the role of NK cells in OA, we have compared the phenotype (CD56 subsets and perforin and granzyme expression) and cytotoxic function of NK cells in peripheral blood and synovial fluid from patients with OA undergoing total knee arthroplasty...
June 29, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665401/pd-l1-and-iaps-co-operate-to-protect-tumors-from-cytotoxic-lymphocyte-derived-tnf
#12
Conor J Kearney, Najoua Lalaoui, Andrew J Freeman, Kelly M Ramsbottom, John Silke, Jane Oliaro
Smac-mimetics are emerging as promising anti-cancer agents and are being evaluated in clinical trials for a variety of malignancies. Smac-mimetics can induce TNF production from a subset of tumor cells and simultaneously sensitize them to TNF-induced apoptosis. However, TNF derived from other cellular sources, such as cytotoxic lymphocytes (CLs) within the tumor, may also contribute to the anti-tumor activity of SMs. Here, we show that CD8(+) T cells and NK cells potently kill tumor cells in the presence of the SM, birinapant...
June 30, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662433/cxcr5-cd8-t-cells-present-elevated-capacity-in-mediating-cytotoxicity-toward-autologous-tumor-cells-through-interleukin-10-in-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma
#13
Jiahong Tang, Jie Zha, Xutao Guo, Pengcheng Shi, Bing Xu
Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is a common and aggressive subtype of non-Hodgkin's lymphomas, with limited treatment options in refractory and relapsed patients. Growing evidence supports the notion that CD8(+) T cell immunity could be utilized to eliminate B cell lymphomas. CXCR5(+)CD8(+) T cell is a novel cell subtype and share CXCR5 expression with CD19(+) tumor cells. In this study, we investigated the frequency and function of existing CXCR5(+)CD8(+) T cells in DLBCL patients. We found that DLBCL patients as a group demonstrated significantly higher level of CXCR5(+)CD8(+) T cells than healthy individuals, with huge variability in each patient...
June 26, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646491/sickle-cells-produce-functional-immune-modulators-and-cytotoxics
#14
Chiao-Wang Sun, Li-Chen Wu, Peter L Knopick, David S Bradley, Tim Townes, David S Terman
Sickle erythrocytes' (SSRBCs) unique physical adaptation to hypoxic conditions renders them able to home to hypoxic tumor niches in vivo, shut down tumor blood flow and induce tumoricidal responses. SSRBCs are also useful vehicles for transport of encapsulated drugs and oncolytic virus into hypoxic tumors with enhanced anti-tumor effects. In search of additional modes for arming sickle cells with cytotoxics, we turned to a lentiviral β-globin vector with optimized Locus Control Region/β-globin coding region/promoter/enhancers...
June 24, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638744/azacytidine-prevents-experimental-xenogeneic-graft-versus-host-disease-without-abrogating-graft-versus-leukemia-effects
#15
Grégory Ehx, Gilles Fransolet, Laurence de Leval, Stéphanie D'Hondt, Sophie Lucas, Muriel Hannon, Loïc Delens, Sophie Dubois, Pierre Drion, Yves Beguin, Stéphanie Humblet-Baron, Frédéric Baron
The demethylating agent 5-azacytidine (AZA) has proven its efficacy in the treatment of myelodysplastic syndrome and acute myeloid leukemia. In addition, AZA can demethylate FOXP3 intron 1 (FOXP3i1) leading to the generation of regulatory T cells (Treg). Here, we investigated the impact of AZA on xenogeneic graft-vs.-host disease (xGVHD) and graft-vs.-leukemia effects in a humanized murine model of transplantation (human PBMCs-infused NSG mice), and described the impact of the drug on human T cells in vivo...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635557/cellular-immune-responses-of-older-adults-to-four-influenza-vaccines-results-of-a-randomized-controlled-comparison
#16
Arun Kumar, Janet E McElhaney, Lisa Walrond, Terry D Cyr, Shahzma Merani, Tobias R Kollmann, Scott A Halperin, David W Scheifele
Cellular immunity is important for protection against the serious complications of influenza in older adults. As it is unclear if newer influenza vaccines elicit greater cellular responses than standard vaccines, we compared responses to two standard and two newer licensed trivalent inactivated vaccines (TIVs) in a randomized trial in older adults. Non-frail adults ≥65 years old were randomly assigned to receive standard subunit, MF59-adjuvanted subunit, standard split-virus or intradermal split-virus TIV...
June 21, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631177/trail-in-cd8-t-cells-from-patients-with-severe-aplastic-anemia
#17
Chunyan Liu, Mengying Zheng, Tian Zhang, Rong Fu, Huaquan Wang, Ting Wang, Weiwei Qi, Zonghong Shao
Severe aplastic anemia (SAA) is an autoimmune disease caused mainly by activated T lymphocytes. Tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) is a member of TNF family, which can induce apoptosis and play a significant role in the pathogenesis of many autoimmune disorders. In this study, we sought to investigate the role of TRAIL in peripheral CD8+ T cells (CTLs) from SAA patients to clarify the autoimmune mechanisms of bone marrow failure in SAA. The expression of TRAIL and TRAIL-R2 in CTLs from SAA patients and normal controls were determined by flow cytometry, real-time PCR, and western blot...
June 19, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630152/repurposing-a-pore-highly-conserved-perforin-like-proteins-with-alternative-mechanisms
#18
REVIEW
Tao Ni, Robert J C Gilbert
Pore-forming proteins play critical roles in pathogenic attack and immunological defence. The membrane attack complex/perforin (MACPF) group of homologues represents, with cholesterol-dependent cytolysins, the largest family of such proteins. In this review, we begin by describing briefly the structure of MACPF proteins, outlining their common mechanism of pore formation. We subsequently discuss some examples of MACPF proteins likely implicated in pore formation or other membrane-remodelling processes. Finally, we focus on astrotactin and bone morphogenetic protein and retinoic acid-induced neural-specific proteins, highly conserved MACPF family members involved in developmental processes, which have not been well studied to date or observed to form a pore-and which data suggest may act by alternative mechanisms...
August 5, 2017: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616288/decreased-expression-of-perforin-in-cd8-t-lymphocytes-in-patients-with-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-infection-and-its-potential-value-as-a-marker-for-efficacy-of-treatment
#19
Hongbin Jiang, Huili Gong, Qing Zhang, Jin Gu, Li Liang, Jun Zhang
BACKGROUND: Cytolytic activity against mycobacteria tuberculosis (MTB) within the infected macrophage is a crucial step in the immunity against TB infection, as MTB is an intracellular bacterium. Cytotoxic molecules such as perforin and granzymes produced by cytolytic T cells directly participate in this process. In this study, we evaluated the cytotoxicity function employing flow cytometry analysis of the level of expression of interferon-γ (IFN-γ), perforin and granzyme B in CD8(+) T cells from patients with active pulmonary TB (PTB), stable PTB and healthy controls, and explored whether MTB antigen (MTB Ag)-stimulated cytotoxic molecules would be useful for monitoring responses to anti-TB treatment...
May 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603092/crosstalk-of-liver-immune-cells-and-cell-death-mechanisms-in-different-murine-models-of-liver-injury-and-its-clinical-relevance
#20
Hilal Ahmad Khan, Muhammad Zishan Ahmad, Junaid Ali Khan, Muhammad Imran Arshad
BACKGROUND: Liver inflammation or hepatitis is a result of pluripotent interactions of cell death molecules, cytokines, chemokines and the resident immune cells collectively called as microenvironment. The interplay of these inflammatory mediators and switching of immune responses during hepatotoxic, viral, drug-induced and immune cell-mediated hepatitis decide the fate of liver pathology. The present review aimed to describe the mechanisms of liver injury, its relevance to human liver pathology and insights for the future therapeutic interventions...
June 2017: Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases International: HBPD INT
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