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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717244/trail-regulatory-receptors-constrain-human-hepatic-stellate-cell-apoptosis
#1
Harsimran D Singh, Itziar Otano, Krista Rombouts, Kasha P Singh, Dimitra Peppa, Upkar S Gill, Katrin Böttcher, Patrick T F Kennedy, Jude Oben, Massimo Pinzani, Henning Walczak, Giuseppe Fusai, William M C Rosenberg, Mala K Maini
The TRAIL pathway can mediate apoptosis of hepatic stellate cells to promote the resolution of liver fibrosis. However, TRAIL has the capacity to bind to regulatory receptors in addition to death-inducing receptors; their differential roles in liver fibrosis have not been investigated. Here we have dissected the contribution of regulatory TRAIL receptors to apoptosis resistance in primary human hepatic stellate cells (hHSC). hHSC isolated from healthy margins of liver resections from different donors expressed variable levels of TRAIL-R2/3/4 (but negligible TRAIL-R1) ex vivo and after activation...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710903/stellate-cells-orchestrate-concanavalin-a-induced-acute-liver-damage
#2
Richa Rani, Ashish Tandon, Jiang Wang, Sudhir Kumar, Chandrashekhar R Gandhi
Concanavalin A (ConA) causes immune cell-mediated liver damage, but the contribution of resident nonparenchymal cells is also evident. Hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) induce hepatic inflammation and immunological reactions; we therefore investigated their role in ConA-induced liver injury. ConA was administered i.v. to control or HSC-depleted mice; hepatic histopathology and cytokines/chemokines were determined after 6 hours. In vitro, the effects of ConA-conditioned HSC medium on hepatocytes were determined...
July 12, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710878/6-mercaptopurine-modifies-cerebrospinal-fluid-t-cell-abnormalities-in-pediatric-opsoclonus-myoclonus-as-steroid-sparer
#3
Michael R Pranzatelli, Elizabeth D Tate, Tyler J Allison
The purpose was to evaluate the capacity of 6-mercaptopurine (6-MP), a known immunosuppressant, to normalize cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) lymphocyte frequencies in opsoclonus-myoclonus syndrome (OMS) and function as a steroid sparer. CSF and blood lymphocytes were immunophenotyped in 11 children with OMS (without CSF B cell expansion), using a comprehensive panel of cell surface adhesion, activation, and maturation markers by flow cytometry, and referenced to 18 pediatric controls. Drug metabolites, lymphocyte counts, and liver function tests were used clinically to monitoring therapeutic range and toxicity...
July 15, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707278/daclizumab-development-clinical-trials-and-practical-aspects-of-use-in-multiple-sclerosis
#4
REVIEW
Laura E Baldassari, John W Rose
Daclizumab is a humanized monoclonal antibody directed towards CD25, the alpha subunit of the high-affinity interleukin (IL)-2 receptor. Daclizumab exerts its effects via multiple mechanisms, including reduction of IL-2-mediated lymphocyte activation and upregulation of CD56-bright natural killer cells. Intravenous daclizumab (Zenapax™) was initially approved for prevention of rejection in renal transplant. In subsequent early testing, followed by larger-scale phase II and phase III trials, both intravenous and subcutaneous daclizumab have demonstrated clinical efficacy in the treatment of multiple sclerosis...
July 13, 2017: Neurotherapeutics: the Journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706073/mouse-models-of-acute-and-chronic-hepacivirus-infection
#5
Eva Billerbeck, Raphael Wolfisberg, Ulrik Fahnøe, Jing W Xiao, Corrine Quirk, Joseph M Luna, John M Cullen, Alex S Hartlage, Luis Chiriboga, Kalpana Ghoshal, W Ian Lipkin, Jens Bukh, Troels K H Scheel, Amit Kapoor, Charles M Rice
An estimated 71 million people worldwide are infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV). The lack of small-animal models has impeded studies of antiviral immune mechanisms. Here we show that an HCV-related hepacivirus discovered in Norway rats can establish high-titer hepatotropic infections in laboratory mice with immunological features resembling those seen in human viral hepatitis. Whereas immune-compromised mice developed persistent infection, immune-competent mice cleared the virus within 3 to 5 weeks. Acute clearance was T cell dependent and associated with liver injury...
July 14, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694168/characterizing-porcine-invariant-natural-killer-t-cells-a-comparative-study-with-nk-cells-and-t-cells
#6
Guan Yang, Bianca L Artiaga, Sarah T Lewis, John P Driver
CD1d-restricted invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cells are innate-like T cells that share phenotypic characteristics of both NK and conventional T cells (Tconv). Although iNKT cells have been well characterized in mice and humans, functional CD1d and CD1d-restricted iNKT cells are not universally expressed in mammals. Swine express iNKT cells that can be detected using α-galactosylceramide (α-GalCer)-loaded CD1d tetramers. In the present study, we characterized iNKT cells from the blood, spleen, lymph node, lung and liver of commercial mixed-breed pigs, and compared their phenotype to NK cells and Tconv...
July 8, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692048/increased-expression-of-programmed-cell-death-protein-1-on-nk-cells-inhibits-nk-cell-mediated-anti-tumor-function-and-indicates-poor-prognosis-in-digestive-cancers
#7
Y Liu, Y Cheng, Y Xu, Z Wang, X Du, C Li, J Peng, L Gao, X Liang, C Ma
Abnormal expression of activating/inhibitory receptors leads to natural killer (NK) cells dysfunction in tumor. Here we show that programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1), a well-known immune checkpoint of T cells, is highly expressed on peripheral and tumor-infiltrating NK cells from patients with digestive cancers including esophageal, liver, colorectal, gastric and biliary cancer. The increased PD-1 expression on NK cells indicates poorer survival in esophageal and liver cancers. Blocking PD-1/PD-L1 signaling markedly enhances cytokines production and degranulation and suppresses apoptosis of NK cells in vitro...
July 10, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688930/probing-the-unseen-structure-and-function-of-liver-cells-through-atomic-force-microscopy
#8
REVIEW
Filip Braet, Douglas J Taatjes, Eddie Wisse
With the arrival of atomic force microscopy (AFM) about thirty years ago this new imaging tool opened up a new area for the exploration of biological samples, ranging from the tissue and cellular level down to the supramolecular scale. Commercial instruments of this new imaging technique began to appear in the five years following its discovery in 1986 by Binnig, Quate & Gerber. From that point onwards the AFM has attracted many liver biologists, and the number of publications describing structure-function relationships on the diverse set of liver cells has grown steadily ever since...
July 5, 2017: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687660/innate-ifn-%C3%AE-producing-cells-developing-in-the-absence-of-il-2-receptor-common-%C3%AE-chain
#9
Mariana Resende, Marcos S Cardoso, Ana R Ribeiro, Manuela Flórido, Margarida Borges, António Gil Castro, Nuno L Alves, Andrea M Cooper, Rui Appelberg
IFN-γ is known to be predominantly produced by lymphoid cells such as certain subsets of T cells, NK cells, and other group 1 innate lymphoid cells. In this study, we used IFN-γ reporter mouse models to search for additional cells capable of secreting this cytokine. We identified a novel and rare population of nonconventional IFN-γ-producing cells of hematopoietic origin that were characterized by the expression of Thy1.2 and the lack of lymphoid, myeloid, and NK lineage markers. The expression of IFN-γ by this population was higher in the liver and lower in the spleen...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677783/chitosan-promotes-immune-responses-ameliorating-total-mature-white-blood-cell-numbers-but-increases-glutamic-oxaloacetic-transaminase-and-glutamic-pyruvic-transaminase-and-ameliorates-lactate-dehydrogenase-levels-in-leukemia-mice-in-vivo
#10
Ming-Yang Yeh, Yung-Luen Shih, Hsueh-Yu Chung, Jason Chou, Hsu-Feng Lu, Chia-Hui Liu, Jia-You Liu, Wen-Wen Huang, Shu-Fen Peng, Lung-Yuan Wu, Jing-Gung Chung
The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of chitosan (a naturally derived polymer) on the immune responses and glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (GOT), glutamic pyruvic transaminase (GPT) and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) levels in WEHI‑3 cell‑generated leukemia mice. Mice were divided into control, WEHI‑3 control, acetic acid (vehicle)‑treated, and 5 and 20 mg/kg chitosan‑treated groups. Mice were subsequently weighed, blood was collected, and liver and spleen samples were isolated and weighed...
July 5, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672893/anthocyanins-from-black-rice-oryza-sativa-promote-immune-responses-in-leukemia-through-enhancing-phagocytosis-of-macrophages-in-vivo
#11
Ming-Jen Fan, Ping-Hsuan Yeh, Jing-Pin Lin, An-Cheng Huang, Jin-Cherng Lien, Hui-Yi Lin, Jing-Gung Chung
Rice is a staple food in numerous countries around the world. Anthocyanins found in black rice have been reported to reduce the risk of certain diseases, but the effects of crude extract of anthocyanins from Asia University-selected purple glutinous indica rice (AUPGA) on immune responses have not yet been demonstrated. The current study aimed to investigate whether AUPGA treatment could affect immune responses in murine leukemia cells in vivo. Murine acute myelomonocytic leukemia WEHI-3 cells were intraperitoneally injected into normal BALB/c mice to generate leukemia mice...
July 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668113/a-28-year-old-woman-with-fever-rash-and-pancytopenia
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Sebastian Ochoa, Kyle Cheng, Christine M Fleury, Stefano Luccioli, Joseph A Bellanti
A 28-year-old Hispanic woman was admitted to the hospital with fever, sore throat, arthralgia, and a generalized rash of 2 weeks' duration. Her medical history was significant for various food and medication allergies. Multiple antibiotics were given for suspected infection, and she subsequently developed a new skin rash, acute liver injury, eosinophilia, and pancytopenia. Additional studies showed hypertriglyceridemia; elevated interleukin-2 receptor levels; absent natural killer cell activity; and hemophagocytosis in skin, liver, and bone marrow biopsy specimens...
July 1, 2017: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662087/unique-intrahepatic-transcriptomics-profiles-discriminate-the-clinical-phases-of-a-chronic-hbv-infection
#13
Jun Hou, Willem P Brouwer, Kim Kreefft, Lucio Gama, Sarah L Price, Harry L A Janssen, Pim J French, Thomas Vanwolleghem, Andre Boonstra
Chronic hepatitis B is a highly heterogeneous liver disease characterized by phases with fluctuations in viral replication and progressive liver damage in some, but not all infected individuals. Despite four decades of research, insight into host determinants underlying these distinct clinical phases-immunotolerant, immune active, inactive carrier, and HBeAg-negative hepatitis-remains elusive. We performed an in-depth transcriptome analysis of archived FFPE liver biopsies of each clinical phase to address host determinants associated with the natural history...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659489/transcriptional-profiling-confirms-the-therapeutic-effects-of-mast-cell-stabilization-in-a-dengue-disease-model
#14
Juliet Morrison, Abhay P S Rathore, Chinmay K Mantri, Siti A B Aman, Andrew Nishida, Ashley L St John
There are no approved therapeutics for the treatment of dengue disease despite the global prevalence of dengue virus (DENV) and its mosquito vectors. DENV infections can lead to vascular complications, hemorrhage and shock due to the ability of DENV to infect a variety of immune and non-immune cell populations. Increasingly, studies have implicated the host response as a major contributor to severe disease. Inflammatory products of various cell types, including responding T cells, mast cells (MCs) and infected monocytes can contribute to immune pathology...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655574/cisplatin-along-with-herbal-drug-treatment-reduces-the-percentage-of-regulatory-t-cells-and-decreased-the-severity-of-experimental-visceral-leishmaniasis
#15
Heena Sachdeva, Sukhbir Kaur
BACKGROUND: Visceral leishmaniasis is the most alarming and devastating amongst the various forms of leishmaniases. It is caused by Leishmania donovani, an obligate intracellular parasite of macrophages that survives through immunosuppression. Absence of T regulatory cells provides complete clearance of the parasite. A few immunoprophylactics have been sought to battle instinctive leishmaniasis, with fluctuating achievement. Our previous studies have shown that treatment of L. donovani infected mice with cisplatin along with herbal drugs resulted in decreased parasite load with heightened delayed type hypersensitivity responses (DTH), increased levels of IgG2a, IFN-γ, IL-2, CD4+ cells, NK 1...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651636/adult-cancer-related-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-a-challenging-diagnosis-a-case-report
#16
Michael A Hust, Boris R A Blechacz, Diana L Bonilla, Naval Daver, Cristhiam M Rojas-Hernandez
BACKGROUND: Adult hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis is a secondary immunopathologic phenomenon, mainly secondary to malignancy, infection, or autoimmune disorders. The performance of diagnostic criteria, studied in the pediatric population, is yet to be validated in the adult population. Some of the criteria include cytopenias and organomegaly that are inherent features to malignant processes, thus making the diagnosis of hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis a challenge in patients with cancer...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639033/functional-restoration-of-cd56-bright-nk-cells-facilitates-immune-control-via-il-15-and-nkg2d-in-patients-under-antiviral-treatment-for-chronic-hepatitis-b
#17
Tao Chen, Lin Zhu, Aichao Shi, Lin Ding, Xiaoping Zhang, Zhenmin Tan, Wei Guo, Weiming Yan, Meifang Han, Jidong Jia, Xiaoping Luo, Detlef Schuppan, Qin Ning
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is intrinsically immunogenic, with long-lasting immune control in many patients. However, the mechanisms and key cell types underlying effective immune control are incompletely understood. METHODS: We studied the restoration of natural killer (NK) cell numbers and function post antiviral treatment in 52 hepatitis B e antigen (HBeAg)-positive chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients who received telbivudine (LdT) for 48 weeks...
June 20, 2017: Hepatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637903/involvement-of-nk-cells-in-il-28b-mediated-immunity-against-influenza-virus-infection
#18
Yanshi Wang, Tingting Li, Yongyan Chen, Haiming Wei, Rui Sun, Zhigang Tian
IL-28B is a member of the newly discovered type III IFN family and exhibits unique antiviral properties compared with other family members. NK cells play a critical role in defending against viruses; however, little is known about the role of IL-28B in NK cell function. In a mouse model of influenza A virus (mouse adapted influenza A/PR/8/34 strain) infection, long-term overexpression of IL-28B induced by hepatocyte-specific gene delivery exerted a strong antiviral effect in the presence of NK cells. In IL-28B-overexpressing wild-type mice, the percentages and absolute numbers of NK cells in the spleen, liver, and lung were markedly increased, with higher proliferation and accelerated NK cell maturation based on phenotypes staining with CD11b and CD27 or CD11b and KLRG1...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611271/expression-of-natural-killer-cell-inhibitory-receptors-is-associated-with-significant-liver-injury-in-chronic-hepatitis-c-in-children
#19
Anna Mania, Mariusz Kaczmarek, Pawel Kemnitz, Magdalena Figlerowicz, Jan Sikora, Wojciech Sluzewski, Jan Zeromski
INTRODUCTION AND AIM: Natural Killer (NK) cells play an important role in innate immune response to viral infections and their high proportion is situated in the liver. The aim of this study was to analyze possible relation between the expression of NK cell receptors and varied intensity of liver lesions in chronic hepatitis C (CHC) in children. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Study included 105 children with CHC - 54 boys and 51 girls, age 13.62 ± 3.48 years. Blood specimens were taken at the day of the liver biopsy...
August 1, 2017: Annals of Hepatology
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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