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Tissue resident nk cell

Meghan E Rebuli, Erica A Pawlak, Dana Walsh, Elizabeth M Martin, Ilona Jaspers
Natural killer (NK) cells are members of the innate lymphoid cells group 1 (ILC1s), which play a critical role in innate host defense against viruses and malignancies. While many studies have examined the role of circulating peripheral blood (PB) CD56+ NK cells, little is known about the resident CD56+ cell population. Therefore, matched CD56+ cells from nasal lavage fluid (NLF) and PB of smokers and non-smokers were compared phenotypically, via flow cytometry, and functionally, via NK-cell specific gene expression...
February 21, 2018: Scientific Reports
Bai Liu, Monica Jones, Lin Kong, Terra Noel, Emily K Jeng, Sixiang Shi, Christopher G England, Sarah Alter, Jeffrey S Miller, Weibo Cai, Peter R Rhode, Hing C Wong
ALT-803 is a fusion protein complex consisting of an interleukin (IL)-15 superagonist and a dimeric IL-15 receptor alpha sushi domain IgG1 Fc fusion protein. When administered to mice, ALT-803 is capable of inducing natural killer (NK) and CD8 + T cell proliferation and activation, and effectively promoting potent anti-tumor responses. Currently, ALT-803 is in clinical trials for treatment of various solid tumors and hematological malignancies. In the initial phase of these clinical studies, intravenous (iv) injection was used according to the route used in pre-clinical efficacy studies...
February 13, 2018: Cytokine
Marios Koutsakos, Adam K Wheatley, Liyen Loh, E Bridie Clemens, Sneha Sant, Simone Nüssing, Annette Fox, Amy W Chung, Karen L Laurie, Aeron C Hurt, Steve Rockman, Martha Lappas, Thomas Loudovaris, Stuart I Mannering, Glen P Westall, Michael Elliot, Stuart G Tangye, Linda M Wakim, Stephen J Kent, Thi H O Nguyen, Katherine Kedzierska
Immunization with the inactivated influenza vaccine (IIV) remains the most effective strategy to combat seasonal influenza infections. IIV activates B cells and T follicular helper (T FH ) cells and thus engenders antibody-secreting cells and serum antibody titers. However, the cellular events preceding generation of protective immunity in humans are inadequately understood. We undertook an in-depth analysis of B cell and T cell immune responses to IIV in 35 healthy adults. Using recombinant hemagglutinin (rHA) probes to dissect the quantity, phenotype, and isotype of influenza-specific B cells against A/California09-H1N1, A/Switzerland-H3N2, and B/Phuket, we showed that vaccination induced a three-pronged B cell response comprising a transient CXCR5 - CXCR3 + antibody-secreting B cell population, CD21 hi CD27 + memory B cells, and CD21 lo CD27 + B cells...
February 14, 2018: Science Translational Medicine
Jacob Couturier, Dorothy E Lewis
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to examine the evidence describing adipose tissue as a reservoir for HIV-1 and how this often expansive anatomic compartment contributes to HIV persistence. RECENT FINDINGS: Memory CD4 T cells and macrophages, the major host cells for HIV, accumulate in adipose tissue during HIV/SIV infection of humans and rhesus macaques. Whereas HIV and SIV proviral DNA is detectable in CD4 T cells of multiple fat depots in virtually all infected humans and monkeys examined, viral RNA is less frequently detected, and infected macrophages may be less prevalent in adipose tissue...
February 9, 2018: Current HIV/AIDS Reports
Uriel Y Moreno-Nieves, David C Mundy, June Ho Shin, Kenric Tam, John B Sunwoo
Human natural killer (NK) cells are divided into two subsets: CD56bright and CD56dim NK cells, which differ in maturation, function and distribution. Mechanisms regulating NK cell functions are not completely understood. Aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) is a ligand-activated transcription factor, that binds to a variety of endogenous and exogenous molecules, and that has recently been shown to modulate the function and differentiation of immune cells. Here, we studied the expression of AhR and its involvement in the regulation of NK cell functions...
January 16, 2018: European Journal of Immunology
Briana G Nixon, Ming O Li
Innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) are critical components of tissues in the body, providing a first line of defense against challenges to host integrity. In contrast to strictly cytokine-producing helper ILCs, resident innate lymphocyte populations with cytolytic potential have been identified in multiple tissues in both mouse and human. These cells express the transcription factor Tbet, NK cell receptors, granzymes, perforin, and death receptors, and can directly kill tumor cells. Signals in the tumor microenvironment may promote this response, including the cytokine IL-15 and stress-associated ligands for activating NK receptors...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
Silvia Lopez-Lastra, Guillemette Masse-Ranson, Oriane Fiquet, Sylvie Darche, Nicolas Serafini, Yan Li, Mathilde Dusséaux, Helene Strick-Marchand, James P Di Santo
Humanized mice harboring human hematopoietic systems offer a valuable small-animal model to assess human immune responses to infection, inflammation, and cancer. Human immune system (HIS) mice develop a broad repertoire of antigen receptor bearing B and T cells that can participate in adaptive immune responses after immunization. In contrast, analysis of innate immune components, including innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) and natural killer (NK) cells, is limited in current HIS mouse models, partly because of the poor development of these rare lymphoid subsets...
April 11, 2017: Blood Advances
Ana Camelo, Guglielmo Rosignoli, Yoichiro Ohne, Ross A Stewart, Catherine Overed-Sayer, Matthew A Sleeman, Richard D May
Innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) represent a distinct branch of the lymphoid lineage composed of 3 major subpopulations: ILC1, ILC2, and ILC3. ILCs are mainly described as tissue-resident cells but can be detected at low levels in human blood. However, unlike mouse ILCs, there is still no consistent methodology to purify and culture these cells that enables in-depth analysis of their intrinsic biology. Here, we describe defined culture conditions for ILC2s, which allowed us to dissect the roles of interleukin 2 (IL-2), IL-25, IL-33, and thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) individually, or in combination, in modulating ILC2 phenotype and function...
April 11, 2017: Blood Advances
Jeremie M Lever, Zhengqin Yang, Ravindra Boddu, Oreoluwa O Adedoyin, Lingling Guo, Reny Joseph, Amie M Traylor, Anupam Agarwal, James F George
The immune cellular compartment of the kidney is involved in organ development and homeostasis, as well as in many pathological conditions. Little is known about the mechanisms that drive intrarenal immune responses in the presence of renal tubular and interstitial cell death. However, it is known that tissue-resident leukocytes have the potential to have distinct roles compared with circulating cells. We used a parabiosis model in C57BL/6 CD45 congenic and green fluorescent protein transgenic mice to better understand the dynamics of immune cells in the kidney...
December 18, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
Corinne Cayrol, Jean-Philippe Girard
Interleukin-33 (IL-33) is a tissue-derived nuclear cytokine from the IL-1 family abundantly expressed in endothelial cells, epithelial cells and fibroblast-like cells, both during homeostasis and inflammation. It functions as an alarm signal (alarmin) released upon cell injury or tissue damage to alert immune cells expressing the ST2 receptor (IL-1RL1). The major targets of IL-33 in vivo are tissue-resident immune cells such as mast cells, group 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2s) and regulatory T cells (Tregs)...
January 2018: Immunological Reviews
Aharon G Freud, Bethany L Mundy-Bosse, Jianhua Yu, Michael A Caligiuri
Natural killer (NK) cells provide protection against infectious pathogens and cancer. For decades it has been appreciated that two major NK cell subsets (CD56bright and CD56dim ) exist in humans and have distinct anatomical localization patterns, phenotypes, and functions in immunity. In light of this traditional NK cell dichotomy, it is now clear that the spectrum of human NK cell diversity is much broader than originally appreciated as a result of variegated surface receptor, intracellular signaling molecule, and transcription factor expression; tissue-specific imprinting; and foreign antigen exposure...
November 21, 2017: Immunity
Alireza Shoae-Hassani, Maryam Behfar, Seyed Abdolreza Mortazavi-Tabatabaei, Jafar Ai, Rashin Mohseni, Amir Ali Hamidieh
There are many types of leukocytes reside in subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT), and among them, natural killer cells (NKs) comprise a major part. We show that the NKs that reside in the SAT (adipose tissue-derived NK cells; ADNKs) of the abdominal region found with phenotypic differences from the NKs circulating in the peripheral blood derived NK cells (PBNKs). In this survey, flow cytometry phenotyping was used to study the differences between the natural cytotoxicity receptor expression on ADNKs and PBNKs of both obese and lean persons...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
Jashdeep Bhattacharjee, Michelle Kirby, Samir Softic, Lili Miles, Rosa-Maria Salazar-Gonzalez, Pranav Shivakumar, Rohit Kohli
Hepatic inflammation is a key pathological feature of Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH). Natural Killer T-cells (NKT) and CD8+ T-cells are known to play an important role in obesity related adipose tissue inflammation. We hypothesized that these same inflammatory phenotypes would be present in progressive NASH. We used a previously established high fat high carbohydrate (HFHC) murine obesogenic diet model of progressive NASH to investigate the role of NKT cells and CD8+ T-cells in C57Bl6/J mice. Further, to better understand the impact of these cell populations; CD1d-deficient and CD8+ T-cell depleted mice were subjected to HFHC diet for 16 weeks...
June 2017: Hepatology Communications
Chuanfeng Wu, Diego A Espinoza, Samson J Koelle, E Lake Potter, Rong Lu, Brian Li, Di Yang, Xing Fan, Robert E Donahue, Mario Roederer, Cynthia E Dunbar
The geographic distribution of hematopoiesis at a clonal level is of interest in understanding how hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs) and their progeny interact with bone marrow (BM) niches during regeneration. We tagged rhesus macaque autologous HSPCs with genetic barcodes, allowing clonal tracking over time and space after transplantation. We found marked geographic segregation of CD34(+) HSPCs for at least 6 mo posttransplantation, followed by very gradual clonal mixing at different BM sites over subsequent months to years...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
Amy C Prosser, Axel Kallies, Michaela Lucas
Short-term outcomes of solid organ transplantation have improved dramatically over the past several decades; however, long-term survival has remained static over the same time period, and chronic rejection remains a major cause of graft failure. The importance of donor, or 'passenger', lymphocytes to the induction of tolerance to allografts was recognized in the 1990s; however, their precise contribution to graft acceptance or rejection has not been elucidated. Recently, specialized populations of tissue-resident lymphocytes in nonlymphoid organs have been described...
November 14, 2017: Transplantation
Jan-Eric Turner, Martina Becker, Hans-Willi Mittrücker, Ulf Panzer
It has become evident that nonlymphoid tissues are populated by distinct subsets of innate and adaptive lymphocytes that are characterized by minimal exchange with recirculating counterparts. Especially at barrier sites, such as the skin, gut, and lung, these tissue-resident lymphocyte populations are ideally positioned to quickly respond to pathogens and other environmental stimuli. The kidney harbors several classes of innate and innate-like lymphocytes that have been described to contribute to this tissue-resident population in other organs, including innate lymphoid cells, natural killer cells, natural killer T cells, mucosal-associated invariant T cells, and γδ T cells...
November 1, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
Dietmar Herndler-Brandstetter, Liang Shan, Yi Yao, Carmen Stecher, Valerie Plajer, Melanie Lietzenmayer, Till Strowig, Marcel R de Zoete, Noah W Palm, Jie Chen, Catherine A Blish, Davor Frleta, Cagan Gurer, Lynn E Macdonald, Andrew J Murphy, George D Yancopoulos, Ruth R Montgomery, Richard A Flavell
Immunodeficient mice reconstituted with a human immune system represent a promising tool for translational research as they may allow modeling and therapy of human diseases in vivo. However, insufficient development and function of human natural killer (NK) cells and T cell subsets limit the applicability of humanized mice for studying cancer biology and therapy. Here, we describe a human interleukin 15 ( IL15 ) and human signal regulatory protein alpha ( SIRPA ) knock-in mouse on a Rag2-/- Il2rg-/- background (SRG-15)...
November 7, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Macarena Beigier-Bompadre, Georgina N Montagna, Anja A Kühl, Laura Lozza, January Weiner, Andreas Kupz, Alexis Vogelzang, Hans-Joachim Mollenkopf, Delia Löwe, Silke Bandermann, Anca Dorhoi, Volker Brinkmann, Kai Matuschewski, Stefan H E Kaufmann
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) primarily resides in the lung but can also persist in extrapulmonary sites. Macrophages are considered the prime cellular habitat in all tissues. Here we demonstrate that Mtb resides inside adipocytes of fat tissue where it expresses stress-related genes. Moreover, perigonadal fat of Mtb-infected mice disseminated the infection when transferred to uninfected animals. Adipose tissue harbors leukocytes in addition to adipocytes and other cell types and we observed that Mtb infection induces changes in adipose tissue biology depending on stage of infection...
October 2017: PLoS Pathogens
Theresa Hydes, Angela Noll, Gabriela Salinas-Riester, Mohammed Abuhilal, Thomas Armstrong, Zaed Hamady, John Primrose, Arjun Takhar, Lutz Walter, Salim I Khakoo
INTRODUCTION: Murine hepatic NK cells exhibit adaptive features, with liver-specific adhesion molecules CXCR6 and CD49a acting as surface markers. METHODS: We investigated human liver-resident CXCR6+ and CD49a+ NK cells using RNA sequencing, flow cytometry, and functional analysis. We further assessed the role of cytokines in generating NK cells with these phenotypes from the peripheral blood. RESULTS: Hepatic CD49a+ NK cells could be induced using cytokines and produce high quantities of IFNγ and TNFα, in contrast to hepatic CXCR6+ NK cells...
September 27, 2017: Immunity, Inflammation and Disease
Diego A Vargas-Inchaustegui, Sabrina Helmold Hait, Hye Kyung Chung, Jigna Narola, Tanya Hoang, Marjorie Robert-Guroff
NK cells are key components of the immune system because of their rapid response potential and their ability to mediate cytotoxic and immunomodulatory functions. Additionally, NK cells have recently been shown to persist for long periods in vivo and to have the capacity to establish immunologic memory. In the current study, we assessed the phenotype and function of circulatory and tissue-resident NK cells in a unique cohort of SIV-controlling rhesus macaques that maintained low to undetectable levels of viremia in the chronic phase of infection...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
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