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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098899/analysis-of-gene-expression-profiles-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-at-different-stages-reveals-significantly-altered-biological-functions-and-candidate-genes
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Jin Wang, Jianxiang Song, Zhengya Gao, Xudong Huo, Yajun Zhang, Wencai Wang, Jianwei Qi, Shiying Zheng
We attempt to dissect the pathology of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients at different stages and discover the novel candidate genes. Microarray data (GSE21933) were retrieved from the Gene Expression Omnibus database. The differential expression profiles of lung tumor tissues during different stages were analyzed. The significantly altered functions and pathways were assessed and the key nodes in a protein-protein interaction (PPI) network were screened out. Then, the coexpression gene pairs and tumor-related genes were assessed...
January 17, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098874/mica-il-12-a-novel-bifunctional-protein-for-killer-cell-activation
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Ashlee Tietje, Xi Yang, Xianzhong Yu, Yanzhang Wei
Natural killer (NK) cells have the potential to be effective killers of tumor cells. They are governed by inhibitory and activating receptors such as NKG2D, whose ligands are normally upregulated in cells that are stressed, like cancer cells. Advanced cancer cells, however, have ways to reduce the expression of these ligands, leaving them less detectable by NK cells. Along with these receptors, NK cells also require activating cytokines, such as IL-12. A previous study in our laboratory showed that a fusion protein of the extracellular domain of mouse UL-16 binding protein-like transcript 1 (MULT1E) and mouse interleukin 12 (IL-12) can effectively activate mouse NK cells by in vitro assays and in vivo in animal tumor models...
January 16, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098245/natural-cytotoxicity-receptor-1-in-mouse-unk-cell-maturation-and-function
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A M Felker, B A Croy
Early and midgestational decidua of mice genetically ablated for expression of the natural killer (NK) cell natural cytotoxicity receptor (NCR; Ncr1(Gfp/Gfp) mice) shows restricted angiogenesis and atypically small uterine (u)NK cells . We hypothesized that NCR1 inactivation disturbs maturation and angiokine production by uterine natural killer (uNK) cells. Using histological and morphometric approaches, we observed that Ncr1(Gfp/Gfp) but not control C57BL/6 (B6) implantation sites sustain immature, non-granulated uNK cells into midpregnancy...
January 18, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096659/effects-of-multiple-dose-ponesimod-a-selective-s1p1-receptor-modulator-on-lymphocyte-subsets-in-healthy-humans
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Stipo Jurcevic, Pierre-Eric Juif, Colleen Hamid, Roseanna Greenlaw, Daniele D'Ambrosio, Jasper Dingemanse
This study investigated the effects of ponesimod, a selective S1P1 receptor modulator, on T lymphocyte subsets in 16 healthy subjects. Lymphocyte subset proportions and absolute numbers were determined at baseline and on Day 10, after once-daily administration of ponesimod (10 mg, 20 mg, and 40 mg each consecutively for 3 days) or placebo (ratio 3:1). The overall change from baseline in lymphocyte count was -1,292±340×10(6) cells/L and 275±486×10(6) cells/L in ponesimod- and placebo-treated subjects, respectively...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096089/tolerogenic-interactions-between-cd8-dendritic-cells-and-nkt-cells-prevent-rejection-of-bone-marrow-and-organ-grafts
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David Hongo, Xiaobin Tang, Xiangyue Zhang, Edgar G Engleman, Samuel Strober
The combination of total lymphoid irradiation and anti-T cell antibodies safely induces immune tolerance to combined hematopoietic cell and organ allografts in humans. Our mouse model required host natural killer T (NKT) cells to induce tolerance. Since NKT cells normally depend on signals from CD8+ dendritic cells (DCs) for their activation, we used the mouse model to test the hypothesis that after lymphoid irradiation host CD8+DCs play a requisite role in tolerance induction through interactions with NKT cells...
January 17, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095507/choline-deficiency-causes-colonic-type-ii-natural-killer-t-nkt-cell-loss-and-alleviates-murine-colitis-under-type-i-nkt-cell-deficiency
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Shintaro Sagami, Yoshitaka Ueno, Shinji Tanaka, Akira Fujita, Hiroaki Niitsu, Ryohei Hayashi, Hideyuki Hyogo, Takao Hinoi, Yasuhiko Kitadai, Kazuaki Chayama
Serum levels of choline and its derivatives are lower in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) than in healthy individuals. However, the effect of choline deficiency on the severity of colitis has not been investigated. In the present study, we investigated the role of choline deficiency in dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-induced colitis in mice. Methionine-choline-deficient (MCD) diet lowered the levels of type II natural killer T (NKT) cells in the colonic lamina propria, peritoneal cavity, and mesenteric lymph nodes, and increased the levels of type II NKT cells in the livers of wild-type B6 mice compared with that in mice fed a control (CTR) diet...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095355/immune-regulatory-network-in-successful-pregnancy-and-reproductive-failures
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REVIEW
Mahnaz Ghaebi, Mohammad Nouri, Aliyeh Ghasemzadeh, Laya Farzadi, Farhad Jadidi-Niaragh, Majid Ahmadi, Mehdi Yousefi
Maternal immune system must tolerate semiallogenic fetus to establish and maintain a successful pregnancy. Despite the existence of several strategies of trophoblast to avoid recognition by maternal leukocytes, maternal immune system may react against paternal alloantigenes. Leukocytes are important components in decidua. Not only T helper (Th)1/Th2 balance, but also regulatory T (Treg) cells play an important role in pregnancy. Although the frequency of Tregs is elevated during normal pregnancies, their frequency and function are reduced in reproductive defects such as recurrent miscarriage and preeclampsia...
January 14, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093832/il-15-deficient-mice-develop-enhanced-allergic-responses-to-airway-allergen-exposure
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Clinton B Mathias, Craig M Schramm, Linda A Guernsey, Carol A Wu, Stephanie H Polukort, Jeffrey Rovatti, Jennifer Ser-Dolansky, Eric Secor, Sallie S Schneider, Roger S Thrall, Hector L Aguila
BACKGROUND: Interleukin-15 is a pleiotropic cytokine that is critical for the development and survival of multiple hematopoietic lineages. Mice lacking IL-15 have selective defects in populations of several pro-allergic immune cells including natural killer (NK) cells, NKT cells, and memory CD8(+) T cells. We therefore hypothesized that IL-15(-/-) mice will have reduced inflammatory responses during the development of allergic airway disease (AAD). OBJECTIVE: To determine whether IL-15(-/-) mice have attenuated allergic responses in a mouse model of AAD...
January 17, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093780/subacute-demyelinating-polyradiculoneuropathy-complicating-epstein-barr-virus-infection-in-gata2-haploinsufficiency
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Mohamed Kazamel, Christopher J Klein, Eduardo E Benarroch, Mrinal M Patnaik, Jennifer A Tracy
INTRODUCTION: Autosomal dominant haploinsufficiency of GATA2 causes monocytopenia and natural killer cell lymphopenia, resulting in predisposition to mycobacterial, fungal, and viral infections. METHODS: We report clinical, serologic, electrophysiologic, and pathologic evaluation of a 29-year-old woman with GATA2 haploinsufficiency and active Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection complicated by subacute painful neuropathy. RESULTS: Nerve conduction and electromyography studies showed predominantly demyelinating sensorimotor polyradiculoneuropathy...
January 17, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093696/secondary-haemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-triggered-by-postnatally-acquired-cytomegalovirus-infection-in-a-late-preterm-infant
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Christine Silwedel, Eric Frieauff, Wolfgang Thomas, Johannes G Liese, Christian P Speer
Haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a hyperinflammatory condition with impairment of cytotoxic T-cells and natural killer cells. Causes in infants are mostly hereditary immune defects as well as various infectious triggering factors, amongst these cytomegalovirus (CMV). Vertical CMV transmission may occur in utero, during birth, and by breast feeding. Usually, a CMV infection transmitted via breast milk is symptomatic only in very immature preterm infants. We report on a late preterm infant born after 35 + 5 weeks of gestation with a birth weight of 1840 g, being admitted to our intensive care unit at the age of 9 weeks with acute enteritis and severe dehydration...
January 16, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092886/ebv-associated-aggressive-natural-killer-cell-leukemia
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Armin Rashidi, Stephen I Fisher
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May 19, 2016: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089514/reproductive-conflict-and-the-evolution-of-menopause-in-killer-whales
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Darren P Croft, Rufus A Johnstone, Samuel Ellis, Stuart Nattrass, Daniel W Franks, Lauren J N Brent, Sonia Mazzi, Kenneth C Balcomb, John K B Ford, Michael A Cant
Why females of some species cease ovulation prior to the end of their natural lifespan is a long-standing evolutionary puzzle [1-4]. The fitness benefits of post-reproductive helping could in principle select for menopause [1, 2, 5], but the magnitude of these benefits appears insufficient to explain the timing of menopause [6-8]. Recent theory suggests that the cost of inter-generational reproductive conflict between younger and older females of the same social unit is a critical missing term in classical inclusive fitness calculations (the "reproductive conflict hypothesis" [6, 9])...
January 11, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089218/nkg2d-signaling-the-immune-subversive-side-of-hdac3
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Alicia R Folgueras, Segundo Gonzalez, Alejandro López-Soto
Natural killer (NK) cells are alerted to infected and transformed cells by local upregulation of ligands for the NK-activating receptor NKG2D. In a recent report, Greene et al. unveil a new mechanism that induces the expression of the NKG2D ligand retinoic acid early-inducible (RAE-1) in response to murine cytomegalovirus (MCMV) infection through inhibition of casein kinase 2 (CK2), an activator of the repressor histone deacetylase HDAC3.
January 11, 2017: Trends in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088355/kir-genes-and-hla-class-i-ligands-in-a-caucasian-brazilian-population-with-colorectal-cancer
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Pâmela Portela, Joice Merzoni, Juliana D Lindenau, Daniel C Damin, Timothy John Wilson, Rafael Roesler, Gilberto Schwartsmann, Luiz Mariana Fernando Jobim Jobim
Colorectal cancer (CRC) can occur anywhere in the colon or rectum and represents the third most common cancer in the world in both sexes. Natural killer cells (NK) are part of the innate immune system recognizing class I HLA molecules on target cells through their membrane receptors, called killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIR). The aim of our study was to evaluate the association between the KIR genes and HLA ligands in patients with colorectal cancer and healthy controls. We examined the polymorphism of 16 KIR genes and their HLA ligands in 154 caucasoid CRC patients and 216 controls...
January 11, 2017: Human Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088061/galectins-emerging-regulatory-checkpoints-linking-tumor-immunity-and-angiogenesis
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REVIEW
Santiago P Méndez-Huergo, Ada G Blidner, Gabriel A Rabinovich
Immune checkpoints, a plethora of inhibitory pathways aimed at maintaining immune cell homeostasis, may be co-opted by cancer cells to evade immune destruction. Therapies targeting immune checkpoints have reached a momentum yielding significant clinical benefits in patients with various malignancies by unleashing anti-tumor immunity. Galectins, a family of glycan-binding proteins, have emerged as novel regulatory checkpoints that promote immune evasive programs by inducing T-cell exhaustion, limiting T-cell survival, favoring expansion of regulatory T cells, de-activating natural killer cells and polarizing myeloid cells toward an immunosuppressive phenotype...
January 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087106/charge-variant-analysis-of-proposed-biosimilar-to-trastuzumab
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Pravinkumar Dakshinamurthy, Pavithra Mukunda, Bhargav Prasad Kodaganti, Bharath Ravindra Shenoy, Bairavabalakumar Natarajan, Amol Maliwalave, Vivek Halan, Sathyabalan Murugesan, Sunit Maity
Trastuzumab is a humanized monoclonal antibody (mAb) employed for the treatment of HER2 Positive Breast Cancer. A HER2 overexpressing tumor cell binds to Trastuzumab and attracts immune cells which lead to induction of Antibody Dependent Cellular Cytotoxicity (ADCC) by binding to Fc receptors (CD16a or FcγRIIIa) on an effector cell, such as natural killer (NK) cells. The most commonly expressed receptor on NK cell is CD16a which binds to the Fc portion of Trastuzumab. The ligand-independent HER2-HER3 dimerization is the most potent stimulator of downstream pathways for regulation of cell growth and survival...
January 10, 2017: Biologicals: Journal of the International Association of Biological Standardization
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086772/scutellaria-barbata-d-don-extract-inhibits-the-tumor-growth-through-down-regulating-of-treg-cells-and-manipulating-th1-th17-immune-response-in-hepatoma-h22-bearing-mice
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Xuefeng Kan, Wanli Zhang, Ruxu You, Yanfeng Niu, Jianrong Guo, Jun Xue
BACKGROUND: Previous studies showed Scutellaria barbata D. Don extract (SBE) is a potent inhibitor in hepatoma and could improve immune function of hepatoma H22-bearing mice. However, the immunomodulatory function of SBE on the tumor growth of hepatoma remains unclear. This study aimed to investigate the anti-tumor effects of SBE on hepatoma H22-bearing mice and explore the underlying immunomodulatory function. METHODS: The hepatoma H22-bearing mice were treated by SBE for 30 days...
January 13, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078577/production-of-the-non-apoptotic-metalloprotease-cleaved-cd95l-and-its-cytotoxic-recombinant-counterpart-designed-ig-cd95l
#18
Eléonore Lepvrier, Sophie Martin, Brigitte Collet
The ligand of CD95, CD95L (also known as FasL or CD178), is a type II transmembrane protein that belongs to the Tumor Necrosis factor (TNF) family (Fig. 1a). This membrane-bound cytokine is mainly expressed at the surface of activated T lymphocytes and natural killer cells, where it is used as an apoptotic factor to eliminate infected and transformed cells (Strasser et al., Immunity 30:180-192, 2009).
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076376/increased-natural-killer-cell-activation-in-hiv-infected-immunologic-non-responders-correlates-with-cd4-t-cell-recovery-after-antiretroviral-therapy-and-viral-suppression
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Zhenwu Luo, Zhen Li, Lisa Martin, Zhiliang Hu, Hao Wu, Zhuang Wan, Michael Kilby, Sonya L Heath, Lei Huang, Wei Jiang
The role of natural killer (NK) cell function in HIV disease especially in the setting of long-term antiretroviral therapy (ART) and viral suppression is not fully understood. In the current study, we have investigated NK cell activation in healthy controls and aviremic ART-treated HIV+ subjects with different degrees of immune restoration. We performed a cross sectional study in 12 healthy controls and 24 aviremic ART-treated HIV-infected subjects including 13 HIV+ subjects with CD4+ T cells above 500 cells/μL defined as "immunologic responders" and 11 HIV+ subjects with CD4+ T cells below 350 cells/μL defined as "immunologic non-responders"...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075416/phosphorylated-radix-cyathulae-officinalis-polysaccharides-act-as-adjuvant-via-promoting-dendritic-cell-maturation
#20
Haibo Feng, Sean P McDonough, Jing Fan, Shiping Yang, Xuelian Zhao, Yong Lu, Yun Gan, Xiao Yi, Yung-Fu Chang
The aim of this study was to investigate whether phosphorylated Radix Cyathulae officinalis Kuan polysaccharides (pRCPS) used as adjuvant with foot-and-mouth disease vaccine (FMDV) can stimulate specific humoral and cellular immune responses in ICR mice. The results demonstrated that pRCPS significantly up-regulated FMDV-specific IgG, IgG1, IgG2b and IgG2a antibody levels and splenocyte proliferation. pRCPS also promoted the killing activities of cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL) and natural killer cells (NK). In addition, pRCPS enhanced the expression levels of IL-2, IL-4, and IFN-γ in CD4⁺ T cells and the level of IFN-γ in CD8⁺ T cells...
January 10, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
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