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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732437/effect-of-microrna-21-transfection-on-in-vitro-differentiation-of-human-naive-cd4-t-cells-to-regulatory-t-cells
#1
Haideh Namdari, Mojgan Ghayedi, Jamshid Hadjati, Farhad Rezaei, Kurosh Kalantar, Parisa Rahimzadeh, Eisa Salehi
Regulatory T cells (Tregs) are important components of the immune system that modulate responses of other cells. These cells are involved in peripheral tolerance mechanisms, so defect in development and function of these cells can result in autoimmune disease. Increasing evidence supports the role of microRNAs-21 (miR-21) in the regulation of forkhead box P3 (Foxp3) expression in Tregs. We aimed to determine whether miR-21 transfection to naive CD4+ T cells can be useful in generation of iTregs in-vitro. We investigated in-vitro differentiation of miR-21-transfected naive CD4+ T cells to iTregs and compared these iTregs to cytokine-differentiated iTregs and control group...
June 2017: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731149/the-role-of-t-helper-17-cells-in-the-pathogenesis-of-hepatitis-b-virus-related-liver-cirrhosis-review
#2
Suxia Bao, Jianming Zheng, Guangfeng Shi
In chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV)-infected patients, T helper 17 (Th17) cells are significantly elevated. Th17 cells initiate immune‑mediated pathogenesis and have a critical role in the process of HBV‑related liver cirrhosis (HBV‑LC). The mechanisms underlying this process are attributed to Th17‑secreted cytokines, which include interleukin (IL)‑17, IL‑21 and IL‑22; however, a systemic analysis regarding these mechanisms has yet to be conducted. Therefore, the present study aimed to investigate the role of Th17 cells in the pathogenesis of HBV‑LC...
July 21, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730407/venous-thromboembolism-thrombosis-inflammation-and-immunothrombosis-for-clinicians
#3
REVIEW
Eduardo Vazquez-Garza, Carlos Jerjes-Sanchez, Aline Navarrete, Jorge Joya-Harrison, David Rodriguez
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a worldwide disease related with mortality, cardiovascular disability, impaired quality of life and, cause major long-term complications. Clinicians related to the acute and long-term patients care must be involved in the molecular mechanisms of thrombosis. The vessel wall and its inner lining of the endothelium are critical to the maintenance of a patent vasculature. After endothelial disruption, collagen (first line of endothelial defense) and intravascular tissue factor (second line of endothelial defense) are exposed to blood flow, starting the formation of a thrombus...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730084/analyzing-cytokines-as-biomarkers-to-evaluate-severity-of-glaucoma
#4
Yao Tong, Ya-Li Zhou, Yan Zheng, Manas Biswal, Pei-Quan Zhao, Zhao-Yang Wang
AIM: To analyze cytokines as biomarkers for evaluation of severity of glaucoma. METHODS: This was a prospective case-control study including 29 eyes with glaucoma. Besides, 28 eyes with senile cataract were used as control. Patients were classified into four groups: acute angle closure glaucoma (AACG), chronic angle closure glaucoma (CACG), primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) and senile cataract. Undiluted vitreous samples were collected, then vitreous concentrations of 9 types of cytokines were determined by cytometric bead assay system: γ-interferon (IFNg), interleukin (IL)-10, IL-2, IL-4, IL-5, interferon-γ-inducible protein (IP)-10, monocyte chemoattractant protein (MCP)-1, tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729832/the-role-of-microglia-in-retinal-neurodegeneration-alzheimer-s-disease-parkinson-and-glaucoma
#5
REVIEW
Ana I Ramirez, Rosa de Hoz, Elena Salobrar-Garcia, Juan J Salazar, Blanca Rojas, Daniel Ajoy, Inés López-Cuenca, Pilar Rojas, Alberto Triviño, José M Ramírez
Microglia, the immunocompetent cells of the central nervous system (CNS), act as neuropathology sensors and are neuroprotective under physiological conditions. Microglia react to injury and degeneration with immune-phenotypic and morphological changes, proliferation, migration, and inflammatory cytokine production. An uncontrolled microglial response secondary to sustained CNS damage can put neuronal survival at risk due to excessive inflammation. A neuroinflammatory response is considered among the etiological factors of the major aged-related neurodegenerative diseases of the CNS, and microglial cells are key players in these neurodegenerative lesions...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728794/myeloid-suppressor-cells-in-cancer-and-autoimmunity
#6
REVIEW
Antonio Sica, Marco Massarotti
A bottleneck for immunotherapy of cancer is the immunosuppressive microenvironment in which the tumor cells proliferate. Cancers harness the immune regulatory mechanism that prevents autoimmunity from evading immunosurveillance and promoting immune destruction. Regulatory T cells, myeloid suppressor cells, inhibitory cytokines and immune checkpoint receptors are the major components of the immune system acting in concert with cancer cells and causing the subversion of anti-tumor immunity. This redundant immunosuppressive network poses an impediment to efficacious immunotherapy by facilitating tumor progression...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728035/modulatory-roles-of-proinflammatory-cytokines-on-the-expression-of-cathelicidins-in-the-lower-regions-of-the-oviduct-of-laying-hens
#7
Ahmad M Abdel-Mageed, Takahiro Nii, Naoki Isobe, Yukinori Yoshimura
The current study aimed to confirm and examine the physiological roles of the proinflammatory cytokines IL1B and IL6 on the immune functions which mediated by cathelicidins (CATHs) in the uterus and vagina of laying hens. Snaps of the mucosal tissues of uterus and vagina were incubated in culture medium or chicken recombinant IL1B and IL6 for 1.5h or 3h before extraction of total RNA to be used for examination of IL1B and IL6, their receptors, and cathelicidins by semi-quantitative PCR; and to examine the changes in cathelicidins expressions by real-time PCR...
July 17, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727997/therapeutic-intranasal-instillation-of-allergen-loaded-microbubbles-suppresses-experimental-allergic-asthma-in-mice
#8
Blaise Corthésy, Gilles Bioley
Despite proven efficiency, subcutaneous immunotherapy for aeroallergens is impaired by the duration of the protocol, the repeated injections and potential side-effects associated with the doses of allergen administered. Intranasal delivery of immunotherapeutic agents may overcome several of these drawbacks, provided that an efficient allergen delivery vehicle can be identified. This study evaluates whether intranasally delivered gas-filled microbubble (MB)-associated ovalbumin (OVA), used as a model allergen, can serve as a therapeutic treatment in a mouse model of established allergic asthma...
July 12, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727728/an-integrative-genomics-approach-identifies-novel-pathways-that-influence-candidaemia-susceptibility
#9
Vasiliki Matzaraki, Mark S Gresnigt, Martin Jaeger, Isis Ricaño-Ponce, Melissa D Johnson, Marije Oosting, Lude Franke, Sebo Withoff, John R Perfect, Leo A B Joosten, Bart Jan Kullberg, Frank L van de Veerdonk, Iris Jonkers, Yang Li, Cisca Wijmenga, Mihai G Netea, Vinod Kumar
Candidaemia is a bloodstream infection caused by Candida species that primarily affects specific groups of at-risk patients. Because only small candidaemia patient cohorts are available, classical genome wide association cannot be used to identify Candida susceptibility genes. Therefore, we have applied an integrative genomics approach to identify novel susceptibility genes and pathways for candidaemia. Candida-induced transcriptome changes in human primary leukocytes were assessed by RNA sequencing. Genetic susceptibility to candidaemia was assessed using the Illumina immunochip platform for genotyping of a cohort of 217 patients...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726635/as-cath1-6-novel-cathelicidins-with-potent-antimicrobial-and-immunomodulatory-properties-from-alligator-sinensis-play-pivotal-roles-in-host-anti-microbial-immune-responses
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Yan Chen, Shasha Cai, Xue Qiao, Mali Wu, Zhilai Guo, Renping Wang, Yi-Qun Kuang, Haining Yu, Yipeng Wang
Crocodilians are regarded as possessing a powerful immune system. However, the composition and action of crocodilian immune system has remained unclear until now. Cathelicidins, the principal family of host defense peptides, play pivotal roles in vertebrate immune defense against microbial invasions. However, cathelicidins from crocodilians have not been extensively studied to date. In the present study, six novel cathelicidins (As-CATH1~6) were identified and characterized from the endangered Chinese Alligator ( Alligator sinensis )...
July 18, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726600/age-and-sex-associated-differences-in-phenotypic-and-functional-characteristics-of-peripheral-blood-lymphocytes-in-chimpanzees-pan-troglodytes
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Pramod Nehete, Elizabeth Magden, Bharti Nehete, Lawrence Williams, Christian Abee, K Sastry
Chimpanzees are the closest phylogenetic relatives to humans, sharing more than 98% genetic sequence identity. Thesegenetic similarities prompted the belief that chimpanzees can serve as an ideal model for human disease conditions andvaccine development. However, in light of the recent NIH decision to phase out biomedical research in chimpanzees and retire NIH-supported chimpanzees, data from the present study will continue to provide value for the care of aged and sick chimpanzees located in zoos, sanctuaries, and primate centers...
July 19, 2017: Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science: JAALAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724769/stlv-1-infection-of-papio-anubis-tax-sequence-heterogeneity-and-t-cell-recognition
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James M Termini, Diogo M Magnani, Helen S Maxwell, William Lauer, Iris Castro, Jerilyn Pecotte, Glen N Barber, David I Watkins, Ronald C Desrosiers
Natural infection of baboons with simian T lymphotropic virus (STLV) is a potentially useful model system for study of vaccination against the human virus HTLV. Here we expand the number of available full-length STLV-1 baboon sequences from one to three and relate T cell responses that recognize the immunodominant Tax protein to the tax sequences present in two individual baboons. Continuously growing T cell lines were established from two baboons, 12141 and 12752. Next-generation sequencing (NGS) of complete STLV genome sequences from these lines revealed them to be closely related but distinct from each other and from the STLV-1 baboon sequence in the NCBI sequence database...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724541/stim1-and-stim2-cooperatively-regulate-mouse-neutrophil-store-operated-calcium-entry-and-cytokine-production
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Regina A Clemens, Joshua Chong, Derayvia Grimes, Yongmei Hu, Clifford A Lowell
Neutrophils are key effector cells of the innate immune system. Calcium-dependent signaling pathways initiated by store-operated calcium entry (SOCE) are known to regulate neutrophil activation, however the precise mechanism of this process remains unclear. STIM1 and STIM2 are calcium sensing molecules that link calcium depletion of the endoplasmic reticulum with opening of plasma membrane calcium channels. While a role for STIM1 in neutrophil SOCE and activation has been established, the function of STIM2 is unknown...
July 19, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723682/release-of-danger-associated-molecular-patterns-following-chemotherapy-does-not-induce-immunoparalysis-in-leukemia-patients
#14
Kim Timmermans, Guus P Leijte, Matthijs Kox, Gert Jan Scheffer, Nicole M A Blijlevens, Peter P Pickkers
Chemotherapy may result in the release of danger-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs), which can cause immunoparalysis (deactivation of the immune system). We investigated DAMPs following chemotherapy and their relationship with markers of immunoparalysis in leukemia patients. In 6 patients with acute myeloid leukemia or myelodysplastic syndrome and 12 healthy subjects, DAMPs, cytokines, and markers of immunoparalysis were determined before and during the first week after chemotherapy initiation. In the patients, plasma levels of nuclear DNA (a marker of general DAMP release) were profoundly increased before chemotherapy and further increased 4-6 h afterwards, while the specific DAMP mitochondrial DNA showed only a trend towards increase...
July 20, 2017: Acta Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723608/breastfeeding-and-the-gut-brain-axis-is-there-a-role-for-melatonin
#15
REVIEW
George Anderson, Cathy Vaillancourt, Michael Maes, Russel J Reiter
The benefits of breastfeeding over formula feed are widely appreciated. However, for many mothers breastfeeding is not possible, highlighting the need for a significant improvement in the contents of formula feed. In this article, the overlooked role of melatonin and the melatonergic pathways in breast milk and in the regulation of wider breast milk components are reviewed. There is a growing appreciation that the benefits of breastfeeding are mediated by its effects in the infant gut, with consequences for the development of the gut-brain axis and the immune system...
July 19, 2017: Biomolecular Concepts
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723556/peroxisome-mediated-metabolism-is-required-for-immune-response-to-microbial-infection
#16
Francesca Di Cara, Avinash Sheshachalam, Nancy E Braverman, Richard A Rachubinski, Andrew J Simmonds
The innate immune response is critical for animal homeostasis and is conserved from invertebrates to vertebrates. This response depends on specialized cells that recognize, internalize, and destroy microbial invaders through phagocytosis. This is coupled to autonomous or non-autonomous cellular signaling via reactive oxygen species (ROS) and cytokine production. Lipids are known signaling factors in this process, as the acute phase response of macrophages is accompanied by systemic lipid changes that help resolve inflammation...
July 18, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722725/the-monogenic-autoinflammatory-diseases-define-new-pathways-in-human-innate-immunity-and-inflammation
#17
REVIEW
Kalpana Manthiram, Qing Zhou, Ivona Aksentijevich, Daniel L Kastner
Autoinflammatory diseases were first recognized nearly 20 years ago as distinct clinical and immunological entities caused by dysregulation in the innate immune system. Since then, advances in genomic techniques have led to the identification of new monogenic disorders and their corresponding signaling pathways. Here we review these monogenic autoinflammatory diseases, ranging from periodic fever syndromes caused by dysregulated inflammasome-mediated production of the cytokine IL-1β to disorders arising from perturbations in signaling by the transcription factor NF-κB, ubiquitination, cytokine signaling, protein folding, type I interferon production and complement activation, and we further examine their molecular mechanisms...
July 19, 2017: Nature Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722110/renal-infiltrating-cd11c-cells-are-pathogenic-in-murine-lupus-nephritis-through-promoting-cd4-t-cell-responses
#18
Xiaofeng Liao, Jingjing Ren, Alec Reihl, Tharshikha Pirapakaran, Bharath Sreekumar, Thomas E Cecere, Christopher M Reilly, Xin M Luo
Lupus nephritis (LN) is a major manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) causing morbidity and mortality in 40-60% of SLE patients. The pathogenic mechanisms of LN are not completely understood. Recent studies have demonstrated the presence of various immune cell populations in lupus nephritic kidneys of both SLE patients and lupus-prone mice. These cells may play important pathogenic or regulatory roles in situ to promote or sustain LN. Here, using lupus-prone mouse models, we showed the pathogenic role of a kidney-infiltrating CD11c(+) myeloid cell population in LN...
July 19, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721573/exposure-to-silver-nanoparticles-affects-viability-and-function-of-natural-killer-cells-mostly-via-the-release-of-ions
#19
Loretta Müller, Selina K Steiner, Laura Rodriguez-Lorenzo, Alke Petri-Fink, Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser, Philipp Latzin
Natural killer (NK) cells play a crucial role in linking innate and adaptive immune responses, especially during viral infections and tumor surveillance. They have two major effector functions: the killing of stressed/abnormal cells and the release of cytokines. Their activity is regulated via inhibitory and activating surface receptors. At the same time that the production and use of engineered nanoparticles is steadily increasing, the risk for exposure to silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) from consumer products or biomedical applications is growing...
July 18, 2017: Cell Biology and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720549/evolutionary-basis-of-a-new-approach-for-the-treatment-of-malignant-brain-tumors-from-mice-to-humans
#20
Pedro R Lowenstein, Maria G Castro
Glioma cells are one of the most aggressive and malignant tumors. Following initial surgery, and radio-chemotherapy they progress rapidly, so that patients' median survival remains under two years. They invade throughout the brain, which makes them difficult to treat, and are universally lethal. Though total resection is always attempted it is not curative. Standard of care in 2016 comprises surgical resection, radiotherapy and chemotherapy (temozolomide). Median survival is currently ~14-20months post-diagnosis though it can be higher in high complexity medical university centers, or during clinical trials...
July 15, 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
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