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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140452/mechanical-ventilation-induces-il-4-secretion-in-lungs-and-reduces-the-phagocytic-capacity-of-lung-macrophages
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Kenny Bielen, Bart 's Jongers, Jan Boddaert, Christine Lammens, Philippe G Jorens, Surbhi Malhotra-Kumar, Herman Goossens, Samir Kumar-Singh
Patients receiving mechanical ventilation are at risk of developing ventilator-associated pneumonia. Here, we show that clinically utilized ventilation protocols in rat with 5 or 8 mL/kg tidal volumes cause increased IL-4 expression, lowered ratio of TH1:TH2 transcriptional factors (Tbet:Gata3) and increased arginase1-positive (Arg1+) macrophages and eosinophils in lungs. Macrophages from ventilated lungs had reduced ex vivo capacity towards phagocytosing bacteria. Ventilated animals, when further challenged with bacterial pneumonia, continued to show persistence of Arg1+ M2 macrophages as well as an increased bacterial burden compared to spontaneously breathing animals receiving the same bacterial dose...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138867/effect-of-xanthohumol-on-th1-th2-balance-in-a-breast-cancer-mouse-model
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Wenchao Zhang, Yanlong Pan, Panhong Gou, Cheng Zhou, Lianqing Ma, Qiming Liu, Yuping Du, Jinbo Yang, Qin Wang
Xanthohumol (XN), a prenylflavonoid found in the hop plant, Humulus lupulus, exhibits a variety of biological activities. Numerous studies have reported that XN inhibits the growth of many types of cancer cells, but the effects of XN on tumor immunity have not yet been studied. We explored the effect of XN on Th1/Th2 balance and the underlying mechanism based on a BALB/c-4T1 breast cancer mouse model. The results showed that XN significantly slowed down tumor growth and inhibited expression of antitumor proliferation protein Ki-67 as well as breast cancer-specific marker cancer antigen 15-3 (CA15-3)...
November 13, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137646/the-potential-of-interleukin-37-as-an-effective-therapeutic-agent-in-asthma
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REVIEW
Lina Zhang, Jie Zhang, Peng Gao
Interleukin (IL)-37 belongs to the IL-1 cytokine family. It binds to IL-18Rα and recruits the orphan decoy IL-1R8. Emerging evidence shows that IL-37 is a key player in the regulation of inflammation, cellular differentiation, and proliferation. Altered IL-37 expression has been demonstrated in many inflammatory disease conditions, including asthma. In rheumatoid arthritis, IL-37 is involved in the regulation of proliferation, production of inflammatory mediators, and activation of inflammatory cells. Furthermore, this cytokine acts as a negative regulator of inflammation in inflammatory bowel disease...
November 14, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137359/granulysin-expressed-in-a-humanized-mouse-model-induces-apoptotic-cell-death-and-suppresses-tumorigenicity
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Ya-Wen Hsiao, Tsung-Ching Lai, Yu-Hsiang Lin, Chia-Yi Su, Jih-Jong Lee, Albert Taiching Liao, Yuan-Feng Lin, Shu-Chen Hsieh, Alexander T H Wu, Michael Hsiao
Granulysin (GNLY) is a cytolytic and proinflammatory protein expressed in activated human cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) and natural killer (NK) cells. Conventional mouse models cannot adequately address the triggering mechanism and immunopathological pathways in GNLY-associated diseases due to lack of the GNLY gene in the mouse genome. Therefore, we generated a humanized immune system (HIS) mouse model by transplanting human umbilical cord blood mononuclear cells into NOD.Cg-Prkdc(scid) Il2rg(tm1Wjl) /SzJ (NSG) mice after sublethally irradiation...
October 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137294/immunoprevention-of-kras-driven-lung-adenocarcinoma-by-a-multipeptide-vaccine
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Jing Pan, Qi Zhang, Shizuko Sei, Robert H Shoemaker, Ronald A Lubet, Yian Wang, Ming You
Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer death worldwide. Mutations in KRAS are detected in up to 30% of lung cancer cases. No effective therapies specifically targeting mutant KRAS have been developed. Vaccination against KRAS mutants is one of the venues of active exploration. The present study evaluated both immunogenicity and antitumor efficacy of a newly formulated multipeptide vaccine targeting multiple epitopes of the KRAS molecule. The formulated vaccine contained top four peptides, which elicited the strongest immunologic response and showed 100% sequence homology between human and mouse...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137272/immunological-cytokine-profiling-identifies-tnf-%C3%AE-as-a-key-molecule-dysregulated-in-autistic-children
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Jiang Xie, Li Huang, Xiaohong Li, Hua Li, Yongmei Zhou, Hua Zhu, Tianying Pan, Keith M Kendrick, Wenming Xu
Recent studies have suggested that the etiology of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may be caused by immunological factors, particularly abnormalities in the innate immune system. However, it is still unclear which specific cytokines may be of most importance. The current study therefore investigated which cytokines showed altered concentrations in blood in ASD compared with healthy control children and which were also correlated with symptom severity. Our study sample included 32 children diagnosed with ASD and 28 age and sex-matched typically developing children...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133889/oral-exposure-to-dibutyl-phthalate-exacerbates-chronic-lymphocytic-thyroiditis-through-oxidative-stress-in-female-wistar-rats
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Yang Wu, Jinquan Li, Biao Yan, Yuqing Zhu, Xudong Liu, Mingqing Chen, Dai Li, Ching-Chang Lee, Xu Yang, Ping Ma
Chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis (CLT) is a common autoimmune disorder. The possible pathogenic role and mechanism of dibutyl phthalate (DBP) in CLT is still controversial. Experiments were conducted after 35-days of oral exposure to the three concentrations of DBP or saline, and three immunizations with thyroglobulin (TG). Healthy female Wistar rats were randomly divided into ten exposure groups (n = 8 each): (A) saline control, (B) 0.5 mg/kg/d DBP, (C) 5 mg/kg/d DBP, (D) 50 mg/kg/d DBP, (E) TG-immunized group, (F) TG- combined with 0...
November 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133249/immunomodulation-of-dual-specificity-phosphatase-4-during-visceral-leishmaniasis
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Shabina Parveen, Atish Roy Chowdhury, Junaid Jibran Jawed, Suchandra Bhattacharyya Majumdar, Bhaskar Saha, Subrata Majumdar
DUSP4, an inducible protein has a substrate specificity toward ERK1/2, a component of MAP kinase which is enhanced during Leishmania infection. The DUSP4(-/-) mice show increased susceptibility towards the infection caused by Toxoplasma gondii and Leishmania mexicana. These observations emphatically established the fact that unlike DUSP1, DUSP4 has host protective role. In our study, it has been Leishmania donovani, the causative agent of visceral leishmaniasis (VL) significantly reduced the expression of DUSP4 during infection...
November 10, 2017: Microbes and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132870/mtor-inhibitor-rapamycin-induce-polymorphonuclear-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells-mobilization-and-function-in-protecting-against-acute-graft-versus-host-disease-after-bone-marrow-transplantation
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Yu Lin, Binsheng Wang, Wei Shan, Yamin Tan, Jingjing Feng, Lin Xu, Limengmeng Wang, Biqing Han, Mingming Zhang, Jian Yu, Xiaohong Yu, He Huang
The mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitor rapamycin (RAPA) has been shown to be an effective immunosuppressor in the management of acute graft-versus-host disease (aGVHD) after bone marrow transplantation. Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) also have a protective effect in aGVHD regulation. However, the relationship between RAPA and MDSCs in aGVHD models is unclear. Meanwhile, the effect of RAPA on different subgroups of MDSCs is also less well described. In this study, we demonstrate that in vivo administration of RAPA results in the expansion and functional enhancement of polymorphonuclear MDSCs (PMN-MDSCs) in a murine model of aGVHD...
November 10, 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130972/human-dendritic-cells-with-th2-polarizing-capacity-analysis-using-label-free-quantitative-proteomics
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Leonie Hussaarts, Maria Mardalena Martini Kaisar, Arzu Tugce Guler, Hans Dalebout, Bart Everts, André M Deelder, Magnus Palmblad, Maria Yazdanbakhsh
BACKGROUND: Dendritic cells (DCs) are the sentinels of the immune system. Upon recognition of a pathogen, they mature and migrate to draining lymph nodes to prime and polarize T cell responses. Although it is known that helminths and helminth-derived molecules condition DCs to polarize T helper (Th) cells towards Th2, the underlying mechanisms remain incompletely understood. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to conduct a proteome analysis of helminth antigen-stimulated DCs in order to gain more insight into the cellular processes associated with their ability to polarize immune responses...
November 10, 2017: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130606/oral-administration-of-lactobacillus-plantarum-cjlp133-and-cjlp243-alleviates-birch-pollen-induced-allergic-rhinitis-in-mice
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S-P Choi, H-N Oh, C-Y Choi, H Ahn, H S Yun, Y M Chung, B Kim, S J Lee, T Chun
AIMS: In this study, we evaluated the therapeutic efficacy of selected probiotics in a mouse model of birch pollen (BP)-induced allergic rhinitis. METHODS AND RESULTS: Oral administration of lactobacillus plantarum CJLP133 and CJLP243 ameliorated the symptoms of BP-induced allergic rhinitis by reducing airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR), and both the histological scores and the number of infiltrated cells in the nasal cavities and lungs. Compared with those from vehicle-treated mice, bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid and draining lymph node samples from CJLP133 and CJLP243-administrated mice showed diminished numbers of immune cells, increased secretion of a Th1-type cytokine (IFN-γ), and decreased production of Th2-type cytokines (IL-4, IL-5 and IL-13)...
November 12, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129580/the-%C3%AE-and-%C3%AE-2%C3%AE-auxiliary-subunits-of-cav1-channels-are-required-for-th2-lymphocyte-function-and-acute-allergic-airway-inflammation
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Nicolas Rosa, Emily Triffaux, Virginie Robert, Marion Mars, Martin Klein, Gregory Bouchaud, Astrid Canivet, Antoine Magnan, Jean-Charles Guéry, Lucette Pelletier, Magali Savignac
BACKGROUND: T-lymphocytes express not only the cell membrane calcium ORAI1 but also voltage-dependent Cav1 channels. In excitable cells, these channels are composed of the ion forming pore α1 and auxiliary subunits (β and α2δ) needed for proper trafficking and activation of the channel. We previously disclosed the role of Cav1.2 α1 in mouse and human Th2- but not Th1-cell functions and showed that knocking-down Cav1 α1 prevents experimental asthma OBJECTIVE: We investigated the role of β and α2δ auxiliary subunits on Cav1 α1 function in Th2 lymphocytes and on the development of acute allergic airway inflammation...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129453/hepatitis-b-virus-core-particles-containing-multiple-epitopes-confer-protection-against-enterovirus-71-and-coxsackievirus-a16-infection-in-mice
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Chunling Huo, Jie Yang, Lei Lei, Lei Qiao, Jiantao Xin, Zishu Pan
Human enterovirus 71 (EV71) and coxsackievirus A16 (CA16) are the two major causative agents of hand-foot-and-mouth disease (HFMD). To investigate novel combined vaccines to prevent EV71 and CA16 infection, we constructed chimeric virus-like particles (tHBc/SPA or tHBc/SP VLPs) displaying conserved epitopes of EV71 (aa 208-222 of VP1 and aa 248-263 of VP2) and CA16 (aa271-285 of VP1) using a truncated hepatitis B virus core carrier (tHBc). Immunization with the chimeric VLPs induced epitope- or virus-specific IgG and neutralization antibodies against EV71 and CA16 in the mice...
November 9, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128645/kunitz-type-protease-inhibitor-as-a-vaccine-candidate-against-schistosomiasis-mansoni
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Shiwanthi L Ranasinghe, Mary Duke, Marina Harvie, Donald P McManus
OBJECTIVES: To develop a vaccine against schistosomiasis, which is a major challenge due to the complex life cycle of the causative schistosome parasite. METHODS: SmKI-1 is a 16kDa Kunitz type protease inhibitor present in the excretory/secretory products and tegument of adult worms and eggs of Schistosoma mansoni. Two independent vaccine trials were carried out in mice to determine the efficacy of rSmKI-1 in developing protective immunity. RESULTS: The results obtained showed reductions of 23-33% in adult worms, 28-31% in intestinal eggs, 33-39% in fecal eggs and 20-43% in liver eggs...
November 8, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128405/systems-cues-governing-il6-signaling-in-leishmaniasis
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Bhavnita Soni, Bhaskar Saha, Shailza Singh
IL-6 has been proposed to favor the development of Th2 responses and play an important role in the communication between cells of multicellular organisms. They are involved in the regulation of complex cellular processes such as proliferation, differentiation and act as key player during inflammation and immune response. Th2 cytokines play an immunoregulatory role in early infection. Literature says in mice infected with L. major, IL-6 may promote the development of both Th1 and Th2 responses. IL-4 is also considered to be the signature cytokine of Th-2 response...
November 8, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127149/regnase-1-and-roquin-nonredundantly-regulate-th1-differentiation-causing-cardiac-inflammation-and-fibrosis
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Xiaotong Cui, Takashi Mino, Masanori Yoshinaga, Yoshinari Nakatsuka, Fabian Hia, Daichi Yamasoba, Tohru Tsujimura, Keizo Tomonaga, Yutaka Suzuki, Takuya Uehata, Osamu Takeuchi
Regnase-1 and Roquin are RNA binding proteins that are essential for degradation of inflammatory mRNAs and maintenance of immune homeostasis. Although deficiency of either of the proteins leads to enhanced T cell activation, their functional relationship in T cells has yet to be clarified because of lethality upon mutation of both Regnase-1 and Roquin. By using a Regnase-1 conditional allele, we show that mutations of both Regnase-1 and Roquin in T cells leads to massive lymphocyte activation. In contrast, mutation of either Regnase-1 or Roquin affected T cell activation to a lesser extent than the double mutation, indicating that Regnase-1 and Roquin function nonredundantly in T cells...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127147/igg1-is-required-for-optimal-protection-after-immunization-with-the-purified-porin-ompd-from-salmonella-typhimurium
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Yang Zhang, Coral Dominguez-Medina, Nicola J Cumley, Jennifer N Heath, Sarah J Essex, Saeeda Bobat, Anna Schager, Margaret Goodall, Sven Kracker, Christopher D Buckley, Robin C May, Robert A Kingsley, Calman A MacLennan, Constantino López-Macías, Adam F Cunningham, Kai-Michael Toellner
In mice, the IgG subclass induced after Ag encounter can reflect the nature of the Ag. Th2 Ags such as alum-precipitated proteins and helminths induce IgG1, whereas Th1 Ags, such as Salmonella Typhimurium, predominantly induce IgG2a. The contribution of different IgG isotypes to protection against bacteria such as S. Typhimurium is unclear, although as IgG2a is induced by natural infection, it is assumed this isotype is important. Previously, we have shown that purified S. Typhimurium porins including outer membrane protein OmpD, which induce both IgG1 and IgG2a in mice, provide protection to S...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126764/stat5a-and-stat6-gene-expression-levels-in-multiple-sclerosis-patients
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Mahsa Hatami, Tayyebali Salmani, Shahram Arsang-Jang, Mir Davood Omrani, Mehrdokht Mazdeh, Soudeh Ghafouri-Fard, Arezou Sayad, Mohammad Taheri
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a complex inflammatory, autoimmune disease of the central nervous system (CNS). The disease pathogenesis is not well defined yet. Cytokines have an important role in inflammation as characteristic feature of the disease. Janus kinase/signal transducers and activators of transcriptions (JAK/STAT) family promote cytokine-mediated cell activation. Failure in the JAK/STAT signaling pathway is associated with the pathological outcome in MS. In this study, we compared the expression levels of STAT5a and STAT6 genes in the blood of 50 relapsing-remitting MS (RR-MS) patients and 50 healthy controls by Taqman Quantitative Real-Time PCR in patients and healthy control group...
November 7, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124321/vaccine-responses-in-newborns
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REVIEW
Anja Saso, Beate Kampmann
Immunisation of the newborn represents a key global strategy in overcoming morbidity and mortality due to infection in early life. Potential limitations, however, include poor immunogenicity, safety concerns and the development of tolerogenicity or hypo-responsiveness to either the same antigen and/or concomitant antigens administered at birth or in the subsequent months. Furthermore, the neonatal immunological milieu is polarised towards Th2-type immunity with dampening of Th1-type responses and impaired humoral immunity, resulting in qualitatively and quantitatively poorer antibody responses compared to older infants...
November 9, 2017: Seminars in Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123241/toxoplasma-gondii-tachyzoite-extract-acts-as-a-potent-immunomodulator-against-allergic-sensitization-and-airway-inflammation
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Mirjana Drinić, Angelika Wagner, Priya Sarate, Christian Zwicker, Elke Korb, Gerhard Loupal, Roman Peschke, Anja Joachim, Ursula Wiedermann, Irma Schabussova
Epidemiological and experimental studies have shown an inverse relationship between infections with certain parasites and a reduced incidence of allergic diseases. We and others have shown that infection with Toxoplasma gondii prevents the development of allergy in mice. To establish whether this beneficial effect could be recapitulated by soluble products of this parasite, we tested an extract derived from T. gondii tachyzoites. Immunization of BALB/c mice with tachyzoites lysate antigen (TLA) elicited mixed Th1/Th2 responses...
November 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
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