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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163709/the-anti-hepatocellular-carcinoma-activity-of-mel-p15-is-mediated-by-natural-killer-cells
#1
Tao Xu, Tongxing Cui, Lipan Peng, Shuai Kong, Jianqiang Zou, Xingsong Tian
Mel-P15 is a peptide derived from melittin, the main toxic component in the venom of the European honeybee Apis mellifera. In the present study, the antitumor effects of Mel-P15 and the underlying molecular mechanisms of these effects in vivo were investigated. Mel-P15 directly stimulated natural killer (NK) cell cytotoxicity in vitro, which was increased to 55.45% at a 4 µg/ml dose of Mel-P15. In the mouse liver cancer (H22) xenograft mice model, Mel-P15 suppressed tumor growth in vivo; the tumor inhibitory rate was 61...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163491/suppression-of-natural-killer-cell-activity-by-regulatory-nkt10-cells-aggravates-alcoholic-hepatosteatosis
#2
Kele Cui, Guoxiu Yan, Xiaodong Zheng, Li Bai, Haiming Wei, Rui Sun, Zhigang Tian
We and others have found that the functions of hepatic natural killer (NK) cells are inhibited but invariant NKT (iNKT) cells become activated after alcohol drinking, leaving a possibility that there exists interplay between NK cells and iNKT cells during alcoholic liver disease. Here, in a chronic plus single-binge ethanol consumption mouse model, we observed that NK cells and interferon-γ (IFN-γ) protected against ethanol-induced liver steatosis, as both wild-type (WT) mice treated with anti-asialo GM1 antibody and IFN-γ-deficient GKO mice developed more severe alcoholic fatty livers...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163480/differentiation-of-il-17-producing-invariant-natural-killer-t-cells-requires-expression-of-the-transcription-factor-c-maf
#3
Jhang-Sian Yu, Michito Hamada, Shigeo Ohtsuka, Keigyou Yoh, Satoru Takahashi, Shi-Chuen Miaw
c-Maf belongs to the large Maf family of transcription factors and plays a key role in the regulation of cytokine production and differentiation of TH2, TH17, TFH, and Tr1 cells. Invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cells can rapidly produce large quantity of TH-related cytokines such as IFN-γ, IL-4, and IL-17A upon stimulation by glycolipid antigens, such as α-galactosylceramide (α-GalCer). However, the role of c-Maf in iNKT cells and iNKT cells-mediated diseases remains poorly understood. In this study, we demonstrate that α-GalCer-stimulated iNKT cells express c-Maf transcript and protein...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163475/critical-role-for-very-long-chain-sphingolipids-in-invariant-natural-killer-t-cell-development-and-homeostasis
#4
Ashish Saroha, Yael Pewzner-Jung, Natalia S Ferreira, Piyush Sharma, Youenn Jouan, Samuel L Kelly, Ester Feldmesser, Alfred H Merrill, François Trottein, Christophe Paget, Karl S Lang, Anthony H Futerman
The role of sphingolipids (SLs) in the immune system has come under increasing scrutiny recently due to the emerging contributions that these important membrane components play in regulating a variety of immunological processes. The acyl chain length of SLs appears particularly critical in determining SL function. Here, we show a role for very-long acyl chain SLs (VLC-SLs) in invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cell maturation in the thymus and homeostasis in the liver. Ceramide synthase 2-null mice, which lack VLC-SLs, were susceptible to a hepatotropic strain of lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus, which is due to a reduction in the number of iNKT cells...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156047/immunopathogenesis-of-hepatitis-b-virus
#5
Tai-Chung Tseng, Li-Rung Huang
Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a global public health issue. There are >250 million people chronically infected with HBV, and these chronic carriers are at high risk of developing end-stage liver diseases and hepatocellular carcinoma. Patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) usually acquire the virus perinatally, while most patients infected during adulthood develop acute hepatitis B (AHB), which usually results in viral clearance. HBV infection is noncytopathic, and liver injury is mostly contributed by host immune responses...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155258/insights-into-the-multifunctional-role-of-natural-killer-enhancing-factor-a-nkef-a-prx1-in-big-belly-seahorse-hippocampus-abdominalis-dna-protection-insulin-reduction-h2o2-scavenging-and-immune-modulation-activity
#6
G I Godahewa, N C N Perera, Jehee Lee
Natural killer enhancing factor A (NKEF-A), also known as peroxiredoxin 1 (Prx1), is a well-known antioxidant involved in innate immunity. Although NKEF-A/Prx1 has been studied in different fish species, the present study broadens the knowledge of NKEF-A gene in terms of molecular structure, function, and immune responses in fish species. Hippocampus abdominalis NKEF-A (HaNKEF-A) cDNA encoded a putative protein of 198 amino acids containing a thioredoxin_2 domain, VCP motifs, and three conserved cysteine residues including peroxidatic and resolving cysteines...
November 16, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152605/hepatic-natural-killer-t-cell-and-cd8-t-cell-signatures-in-mice-with-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis
#7
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: Hepatol Commun
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149205/kir-content-genotypes-associate-with-carriage-of-hepatitis-b-surface-antigen-e-antigen-and-hbv-viral-load-in-gambians
#8
Louis-Marie Yindom, Maimuna Mendy, Christopher Bodimeade, Caroline Chambion, Peter Aka, Hilton C Whittle, Sarah L Rowland-Jones, Robert Walton
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) causes over 800,000 deaths worldwide annually, mainly in low income countries, and incidence is rising rapidly in the developed world with the spread of hepatitis B (HBV) and C (HCV) viruses. Natural Killer (NK) cells protect against viral infections and tumours by killing abnormal cells recognised by Killer-cell Immunoglobulin-like Receptors (KIR). Thus genes and haplotypes encoding these receptors may be important in determining both outcome of initial hepatitis infection and subsequent chronic liver disease and tumour formation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141219/preventive-inhibition-of-liver-tumorigenesis-by-systemic-activation-of-innate-immune-functions
#9
Jin Lee, Rui Liao, Gaowei Wang, Bi-Huei Yang, Xiaolin Luo, Nissi M Varki, Shuang-Jian Qiu, Bing Ren, Wenxian Fu, Gen-Sheng Feng
Liver cancer has become the second most deadly malignant disease, with no efficient targeted or immune therapeutic agents available yet. While dissecting the roles of cytoplasmic signaling molecules in hepatocarcinogenesis using an inducible mouse gene targeting system, Mx1-cre, we identified a potent liver tumor-inhibitory effect of synthetic double-stranded RNA (dsRNA), polyinosinic-polycytidylic acid (pIC), an inducer of the Mx1-cre system. Injection of pIC at the pre-cancer stage robustly suppressed liver tumorigenesis either induced by chemical carcinogens or by Pten loss and associated hepatosteatosis...
November 14, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135830/tissue-resident-lymphocytes-in-solid-organ-transplantation-innocent-passengers-or-the-key-to-organ-transplant-survival
#10
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126873/dual-role-of-protein-tyrosine-phosphatase-1b-in-the-progression-and-reversion-of-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis
#11
Águeda González-Rodríguez, M Pilar Valdecantos, Patricia Rada, Annalisa Addante, Inés Barahona, Esther Rey, Virginia Pardo, Laura Ruiz, Laura M Laiglesia, María J Moreno-Aliaga, Carmelo García-Monzón, Aránzazu Sánchez, Ángela M Valverde
OBJECTIVES: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common chronic liver disease in Western countries. Protein tyrosine phosphatase 1B (PTP1B), a negative modulator of insulin and cytokine signaling, is a therapeutic target for type 2 diabetes and obesity. We investigated the impact of PTP1B deficiency during NAFLD, particularly in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). METHODS: NASH features were evaluated in livers from wild-type (PTP1BWT) and PTP1B-deficient (PTP1BKO) mice fed methionine/choline-deficient diet (MCD) for 8 weeks...
October 31, 2017: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118009/immunotherapy-targeting-4-1bb-mechanistic-rationale-clinical-results-and-future-strategies
#12
Cariad Chester, Miguel F Sanmamed, Jun Wang, Ignacio Melero
4-1BB (CD137, TNFRSF9) is an inducible costimulatory receptor expressed on activated T and natural killer (NK) cells. 4-1BB ligation on T cells triggers a signaling cascade that results in upregulation of antiapoptotic molecules, cytokine secretion, and enhanced effector function. In dysfunctional T cells that have a decreased cytotoxic capacity, 4-1BB ligation demonstrates a potent ability to restore effector functions. On NK cells, 4-1BB signaling can increase antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity...
November 8, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112115/immunoenhancement-effects-of-glycosaminoglycan-from-apostichopus-japonicus-in-vitro-and-in-cyclophosphamide-induced-immunosuppressed-mice-studies
#13
Han Wang, Shuang Yang, Yuanhong Wang, Tingfu Jiang, Shuai Li, Zhihua Lv
In this study, the immunomodulatory activities of Apostichopus japonicus glycosaminoglycan (AHG) on the nature killer (NK) cells, cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) and cyclophosphamide (CY)-treated mice were investigated. After stimulation with multiple concentrations of AHG (0-100 μg/mL), NK cells and CTLs displayed outperformance against YAC-1 and B16 cells, respectively. Furthermore, the mitogen-induced splenic lymphocyte proliferation in CY-induced immunosuppressed mice was significantly promoted by AHG. In addition, the administration of AHG dramatically increased the splenocytes Ca(2+) concentration and the delayed-type hypersensitivity (DTH) reaction in a dose-dependent manner...
November 7, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100993/hepatitis-c-virus-induced-natural-killer-cell-proliferation-involves-monocyte-derived-cells-and-the-ox40-ox40l-axis
#14
Julia Pollmann, Jana-Julia Götz, Daniel Rupp, Otto Strauss, Markus Granzin, Oliver Grünvogel, Pascal Mutz, Catharina Kramer, Felix Lasitschka, Volker Lohmann, Niklas K Björkström, Robert Thimme, Ralf Bartenschlager, Adelheid Cerwenka
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Natural killer (NK) cells are found at increased frequencies in hepatitis C virus (HCV)-infected patients. NK cell activation was shown to correlate with HCV clearance and to predict favourable treatment response. The aim of our study was to dissect mechanisms leading to NK cell activation and proliferation in response to HCV. METHODS: NK cell phenotype, proliferation, and function were assessed after six-day co-culture of human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) with HCV-replicon containing Huh6 hepatoblastoma cells or HCV-infected Huh7...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090278/alleviation-of-lipopolysaccharide-d-galactosamine-induced-liver-injury-in-leukocyte-cell-derived-chemotaxin-2-deficient-mice
#15
Akinori Okumura, Takeshi Saito, Minoru Tobiume, Yuki Hashimoto, Yuko Sato, Takashi Umeyama, Minoru Nagi, Koichi Tanabe, Hiroyuki Unoki-Kubota, Yasushi Kaburagi, Hideki Hasegawa, Yoshitsugu Miyazaki, Satoshi Yamagoe
Leukocyte cell-derived chemotaxin 2 (LECT2) is a secreted pleiotropic protein that is mainly produced by the liver. We have previously shown that LECT2 plays an important role in the pathogenesis of inflammatory liver diseases. Lipopolysaccharide/d-galactosamine (LPS/d-GalN)-induced acute liver injury is a known animal model of fulminant hepatic failure. Here we found that this hepatic injury was alleviated in LECT2-deficient mice. The levels of TNF-α and IFN-γ, which mediate this hepatitis, had significantly decreased in these mice, with the decrease in IFN-γ production notably greater than that in TNF-α...
December 2017: Biochemistry and Biophysics Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089040/veritable-antiviral-capacity-of-natural-killer-cells-in-chronic-hbv-infection-an-argument-for-an-earlier-anti-virus-treatment
#16
Xiaoyan Li, Liang Zhou, Lin Gu, Yurong Gu, Lubiao Chen, Yifan Lian, Yuehua Huang
BACKGROUND: There is limited information on innate immunity, especially natural killer (NK) cell function, in different chronic hepatitis B (CHB) stages. Therefore, we examined whether the clinical staging strategy accurately reflects veritable NK cell immunity. METHODS: A total of 237 eligible CHB patients and 22 healthy controls were enrolled in our study. Demographic and clinical data were collected, and the CHB phases (immune active-IA, immune tolerant phase-IT, inactive CHB-IC, and grey zone-GZ) were classified according to the latest American Association for the Study of Liver Disease guidelines...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077164/macrophage-activation-syndrome-as-a-complication-of-juvenile-rheumatoid-arthritis
#17
Q An, M-W Jin, X-J An, S-M Xu, L Wang
OBJECTIVE: Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA), also known as juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), is a rare autoimmune joint disorder of children. The concrete causes for the prevalence of the above pathological state are still unknown. In other words, it is an arthritis affecting mainly children and adolescents. Clinically, it has 3 different clinical subtypes. JRA patients are often noticed with some confirmed symptoms including coagulopathy, disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) with hepatosplenomegaly, fall in erythrocyte sedimentation rate and higher levels of liver enzymes leading to a life-threatening outcome...
October 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072292/il-1r8-is-a-checkpoint-in-nk-cells-regulating-anti-tumour-and-anti-viral-activity
#18
Martina Molgora, Eduardo Bonavita, Andrea Ponzetta, Federica Riva, Marialuisa Barbagallo, Sébastien Jaillon, Branka Popović, Giovanni Bernardini, Elena Magrini, Francesca Gianni, Santiago Zelenay, Stipan Jonjić, Angela Santoni, Cecilia Garlanda, Alberto Mantovani
Interleukin-1 receptor 8 (IL-1R8, also known as single immunoglobulin IL-1R-related receptor, SIGIRR, or TIR8) is a member of the IL-1 receptor (ILR) family with distinct structural and functional characteristics, acting as a negative regulator of ILR and Toll-like receptor (TLR) downstream signalling pathways and inflammation. Natural killer (NK) cells are innate lymphoid cells which mediate resistance against pathogens and contribute to the activation and orientation of adaptive immune responses. NK cells mediate resistance against haematopoietic neoplasms but are generally considered to play a minor role in solid tumour carcinogenesis...
November 2, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056000/-the-progress-of-studying-the-mechanisms-of-immune-cells-in-the-regulation-of-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-diseases
#19
Y Bao
Non-alcoholic fatty liver diseases (NAFLD) are liver diseases which are strongly associated with obesity. The incidence of NAFLD has been gradually increased in recent years. According to different pathology of the liver, NAFLD include three disease states: simple fatty liver, hepatitis (nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, NASH) and fatty liver cirrhosis. The accumulations of fat around the internal organs, which secrete a wide range of adipokines, such as interleukin-6, contribute the development and progress of NAFLD in obesity...
July 20, 2017: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045904/inkt-cells-orchestrate-a-switch-from-inflammation-to-resolution-of-sterile-liver-injury
#20
Pei Xiong Liew, Woo-Yong Lee, Paul Kubes
After traumatic injury, some cells function as detectors to sense injury and to modulate the local immune response toward a restitution phase by affecting the local cytokine milieu. Using intravital microscopy, we observed that patrolling invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cells were initially excluded from a site of hepatic injury but subsequently were strategically arrested first via self-antigens and then by cytokines, circumscribing the injured site at exactly the location where monocytes co-localized and hepatocytes proliferated...
October 17, 2017: Immunity
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