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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108608/macrophage-proliferation-sustains-adipose-tissue-inflammation-in-formerly-obese-mice
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Brian F Zamarron, Taleen A Mergian, Kae Won Cho, Gabriel Martinez-Santibanez, Danny Luan, Kanakadurga Singer, Jennifer L DelProposto, Lynn M Geletka, Lindsey A Muir, Carey N Lumeng
Obesity causes dramatic proinflammatory changes in the adipose tissue immune environment, but relatively little is known regarding how this inflammation responds to weight loss (WL). To understand the mechanisms by which meta-inflammation resolves during WL, we examined adipose tissue leukocytes in mice after withdrawal of a high-fat diet. After 8 weeks of WL, mice achieved similar weights and glucose tolerance values as age-matched lean controls but showed abnormal insulin tolerance. Despite fat mass normalization, total and CD11c(+) adipose tissue macrophage (ATM) content remained elevated in WL mice for up to 6 months and was associated with persistent fibrosis in adipose tissue...
February 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108299/mouse-model-of-hydroquinone-hypersensitivity-via-innate-and-acquired-immunity-and-its-promotion-by-combined-reagents
#2
Kanan Bando, Yukinori Tanaka, Toshinobu Kuroishi, Keiichi Sasaki, Teruko Takano-Yamamoto, Shunji Sugawara, Yasuo Endo
We established a mouse model of contact hypersensitivity (CHS) to hydroquinone (HQ), a widespread chemical in our environment. HQ was painted onto flanks. Then, HQ was challenged by painting onto ear-pinnas on days 7 and 14. The CHS after the 2(nd) challenge was markedly greater than that after the 1(st) challenge. Both challenges increased thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) and Th2 cytokines in ear-pinnas, while IFN-γ (typical Th1 cytokine) was decreased, despite an increase in IL-18 (typical IFN-γ inducer)...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107662/a-simple-and-powerful-co-delivery-system-based-on-ph-responsive-metal-organic-frameworks-for-enhanced-cancer-immunotherapy
#3
Fei Duan, Xiaochen Feng, Xinjian Yang, Wentong Sun, Yi Jin, Huifang Liu, Kun Ge, Zhenhua Li, Jinchao Zhang
Tumor-associated antigens (TAAs)-loaded nanoparticles are able to be actively internalized by antigen-presenting cells (APCs) and have shown promising potential in cancer immunotherapy. However, current TAAs delivery strategy exhibits limitations of complicated synthesis process, low loading efficiency and inefficient CD8(+) cytotoxic T lymphocyte activation leading to unsatisfactory therapeutic effect. Thus, the construction of novel TAAs-delivery systems for enhanced cancer therapy is highly desirable. In this work, we fabricated a very simple yet powerful antigens-delivery system for cancer immunotherapy based-on pH-responsive metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) with size about 30 nm...
January 11, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107368/multi-channel-optical-coherence-elastography-using-relative-and-absolute-shear-wave-time-of-flight
#4
Eli Elyas, Alex Grimwood, Janine T Erler, Simon P Robinson, Thomas R Cox, Daniel Woods, Peter Clowes, Ramona De Luca, Franco Marinozzi, Jérémie Fromageau, Jeffrey C Bamber
Elastography, the imaging of elastic properties of soft tissues, is well developed for macroscopic clinical imaging of soft tissues and can provide useful information about various pathological processes which is complementary to that provided by the original modality. Scaling down of this technique should ply the field of cellular biology with valuable information with regard to elastic properties of cells and their environment. This paper evaluates the potential to develop such a tool by modifying a commercial optical coherence tomography (OCT) device to measure the speed of shear waves propagating in a three-dimensional (3D) medium...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106505/pulp-vascularization-during-tooth-development-regeneration-and-therapy
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C Rombouts, T Giraud, C Jeanneau, I About
The pulp is a highly vascularized tissue situated in an inextensible environment surrounded by rigid dentin walls, with the apical foramina being the only access. The pulp vascular system is not only responsible for nutrient supply and waste removal but also contributes actively to the pulp inflammatory response and subsequent regeneration. This review discusses the underlying mechanisms of pulp vascularization during tooth development, regeneration, and therapeutic procedures, such as tissue engineering and tooth transplantation...
February 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106050/an-oxygen-sensitive-self-decision-making-engineered-car-t-cell
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Alexandre Juillerat, Alan Marechal, Jean Marie Filhol, Yannick Valogne, Julien Valton, Aymeric Duclert, Philippe Duchateau, Laurent Poirot
A key to the success of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell based therapies greatly rely on the capacity to identify and target antigens with expression restrained to tumor cells. Here we present a strategy to generate CAR T-cells that are only effective locally (tumor tissue), potentially also increasing the choice of targetable antigens. By fusing an oxygen sensitive subdomain of HIF1α to a CAR scaffold, we generated CAR T-cells that are responsive to a hypoxic environment, a hallmark of certain tumors...
January 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105653/properdin-and-factor-h-production-by-human-dendritic-cells-modulates-their-t-cell-stimulatory-capacity-and-is-regulated-by-ifn-%C3%AE
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Karen O Dixon, Joseph O'Flynn, Ngaisah Klar-Mohamad, Mohamed R Daha, Cees van Kooten
Dendritic cells (DCs) and complement are both key members of the innate and adaptive immune response. Recent experimental mouse models have shown that production of alternative pathway (AP) components by DCs strongly affects their ability to activate and regulate T-cell responses. In this study we investigated the production and regulation of properdin (fP) and factor H (fH) both integral regulators of the AP, by DCs and tolerogenic DCs (tolDCs). Both fP and fH were produced by DCs, with significantly higher levels of both AP components produced by tolDCs...
January 20, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104168/meld-and-child-pugh-scores-are-related-to-immune-status-of-intrahepatic-natural-killer-cells-in-liver-transplant-candidates
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N Tanimine, Y Tanaka, T Abe, J Piao, K Ishiyama, T Kobayashi, K Ide, M Ohira, H Tahara, S Shimizu, Y Saeki, H Sakai, T Yano, H Ohdan
BACKGROUND: The role and phenotypic alterations of intrahepatic natural killer (NK) cells in liver disease were investigated. Although intrahepatic NK cells reportedly functionally deteriorate in the fibrotic liver, it remains unclear how the clinical severity of liver disease affects intrahepatic NK cells in patients with advanced liver failure. METHODS: We analyzed the phenotypic properties of intrahepatic NK cells by using mononuclear cells extracted from ex vivo liver perfusate effluents from patients who underwent liver transplantation...
January 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103880/the-use-of-genome-scale-metabolic-network-reconstruction-to-predict-fluxes-and-equilibrium-composition-of-n-fixing-versus-c-fixing-cells-in-a-diazotrophic-cyanobacterium-trichodesmium-erythraeum
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Joseph J Gardner, Nanette R Boyle
BACKGROUND: Computational, genome based predictions of organism phenotypes has enhanced the ability to investigate the biological phenomena that help organisms survive and respond to their environments. In this study, we have created the first genome-scale metabolic network reconstruction of the nitrogen fixing cyanobacterium T. erythraeum and used genome-scale modeling approaches to investigate carbon and nitrogen fluxes as well as growth and equilibrium population composition. RESULTS: We created a genome-scale reconstruction of T...
January 19, 2017: BMC Systems Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099846/cell-of-origin-links-histotype-spectrum-to-immune-microenvironment-diversity-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-driven-by-mutant-kras-and-loss-of-lkb1
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Ashwini S Nagaraj, Jenni Lahtela, Annabrita Hemmes, Teijo Pellinen, Sami Blom, Jennifer R Devlin, Kaisa Salmenkivi, Olli Kallioniemi, Mikko I Mäyränpää, Katja Närhi, Emmy W Verschuren
Lung cancers exhibit pronounced functional heterogeneity, confounding precision medicine. We studied how the cell of origin contributes to phenotypic heterogeneity following conditional expression of Kras(G12D) and loss of Lkb1 (Kras;Lkb1). Using progenitor cell-type-restricted adenoviral Cre to target cells expressing surfactant protein C (SPC) or club cell antigen 10 (CC10), we show that Ad5-CC10-Cre-infected mice exhibit a shorter latency compared with Ad5-SPC-Cre cohorts. We further demonstrate that CC10(+) cells are the predominant progenitors of adenosquamous carcinoma (ASC) tumors and give rise to a wider spectrum of histotypes that includes mucinous and acinar adenocarcinomas...
January 17, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094101/retinoic-acid-and-immune-homeostasis-a-balancing-act
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REVIEW
Martje N Erkelens, Reina E Mebius
In the immune system, the vitamin A metabolite retinoic acid (RA) is known for its role in inducing gut-homing molecules in T and B cells, inducing regulatory T cells (Tregs), and promoting tolerance. However, it was suggested that RA can have a broad spectrum of effector functions depending on the local microenvironment. Under specific conditions, RA can also promote an inflammatory environment. We discuss the dual role of RA in immune responses and how this might be regulated. Furthermore, we focus on the role of RA in autoimmune diseases and whether RA might be used as a therapeutic agent...
January 13, 2017: Trends in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092382/a-vascularized-and-perfused-organ-on-a-chip-platform-for-large-scale-drug-screening-applications
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Duc T T Phan, Xiaolin Wang, Brianna M Craver, Agua Sobrino, Da Zhao, Jerry C Chen, Lilian Y N Lee, Steven C George, Abraham P Lee, Christopher C W Hughes
There is a growing awareness that complex 3-dimensional (3D) organs are not well represented by monolayers of a single cell type - the standard format for many drug screens. To address this deficiency, and with the goal of improving screens so that drugs with good efficacy and low toxicity can be identified, microphysiological systems (MPS) are being developed that better capture the complexity of in vivo physiology. We have previously described an organ-on-a-chip platform that incorporates perfused microvessels, such that survival of the surrounding tissue is entirely dependent on delivery of nutrients through the vessels...
January 16, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090321/gm-csf-signalling-blockade-and-chemotherapeutic-agents-act-in-concert-to-inhibit-the-function-of-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells-in-vitro
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Tessa Gargett, Susan N Christo, Timothy R Hercus, Nazim Abbas, Nimit Singhal, Angel F Lopez, Michael P Brown
Immune evasion is a recently defined hallmark of cancer, and immunotherapeutic approaches that stimulate an immune response to tumours are gaining recognition. However tumours may evade the immune response and resist immune-targeted treatment by promoting an immune-suppressive environment and stimulating the differentiation or recruitment of immunosuppressive cells. Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSC) have been identified in a range of cancers and are often associated with tumour progression and poor patient outcomes...
December 2016: Clinical & Translational Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089775/degenerative-effects-of-cobalt-chloride-treatment-on-neurons-and-microglia-in-a-porcine-retina-organ-culture-model
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S Kuehn, J Hurst, F Rensinghoff, T Tsai, S Grauthoff, Y Satgunarajah, H B Dick, S Schnichels, S C Joachim
In order to understand the pathological processes of retinal diseases, experimental models are necessary. Cobalt, as part of the vitamin B12 complex, is important for neuronal integrity. However, it is known that high quantities of cobalt induce cytotoxic mechanisms via hypoxia mimicry. Therefore, we tested the degenerative effect of cobalt chloride (CoCl2) on neurons and microglia in a porcine retina organ culture model. Organotypic cultures of porcine retinas were cultured and treated with different concentrations of CoCl2 (0, 100, 300 and 500 μM) for 48 h...
January 12, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089516/environmental-geometry-aligns-the-hippocampal-map-during-spatial-reorientation
#15
Alex T Keinath, Joshua B Julian, Russell A Epstein, Isabel A Muzzio
When a navigator's internal sense of direction is disrupted, she must rely on external cues to regain her bearings, a process termed spatial reorientation. Extensive research has demonstrated that the geometric shape of the environment exerts powerful control over reorientation behavior, but the neural and cognitive mechanisms underlying this phenomenon are not well understood. Whereas some theories claim that geometry controls behavior through an allocentric mechanism potentially tied to the hippocampus, others postulate that disoriented navigators reach their goals by using an egocentric view-matching strategy...
January 11, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089489/long-non-coding-rnas-are-associated-with-spatiotemporal-gene-expression-profiles-in-the-marine-gastropod-tegula-atra
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Camille Détrée, Gustavo Núñez-Acuña, Fabian Tapia, Cristian Gallardo-Escárate
Increasing evidence suggests that long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) play diverse roles in cellular processes, including in the regulation of embryogenesis and growth. However, little is known about the role of lncRNAs in marine invertebrates inhabiting changing environments. Therefore, the aim of this study was to present the first characterization of lncRNAs in an intertidal marine gastropod. Specifically, Tegula atra individuals were sampled in four sites of the central-northern Chilean coastline (28-31°) during summer and winter...
January 12, 2017: Marine Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087948/regulation-of-immunity-to-tuberculosis
#17
Susanna Brighenti, Diane J Ordway
Immunity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis requires a balance between adaptive immune responses to constrain bacterial replication and the prevention of potentially damaging immune activation. Regulatory T (Treg) cells express the transcription factor Foxp3+ and constitute an essential counterbalance of inflammatory Th1 responses and are required to maintain immune homeostasis. The first reports describing the presence of Foxp3-expressing CD4+ Treg cells in tuberculosis (TB) emerged in 2006. Different Treg cell subsets, most likely specialized for different tissues and microenvironments, have been shown to expand in both human TB and animal models of TB...
December 2016: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087652/differential-regulation-of-cd103-%C3%AE-e-integrin-expression-in-human-dendritic-cells-by-retinoic-acid-and-toll-like-receptor-ligands
#18
Mandi M Roe, Steve Swain, T Andrew Sebrell, Marisa A Sewell, Madison M Collins, Brian A Perrino, Phillip D Smith, Lesley E Smythies, Diane Bimczok
CD103 (αE integrin) is an important dendritic cell (DC) marker that characterizes functionally distinct DC subsets in mice and humans. However, the mechanism by which CD103 expression is regulated in human DCs and the role of CD103 for DC function are not very well understood. Here, we show that retinoic acid (RA) treatment of human monocyte-derived DCs (MoDCs) increased the ability of the DCs to synthesize RA and induced MoDC expression of CD103 and β7 at the mRNA and protein level. In contrast, RA was unable to induce the expression of CD103 in primary human DCs isolated from the gastric mucosa...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080210/pathogen-control-at-the-intestinal-mucosa-h2o2-to-the-rescue
#19
Ulla G Knaus, Rosanne Hertzberger, Gratiela G Pircalabioru, S Parsa M Yousefi, Filipe Branco Dos Santos
Intestinal infections are a global challenge, connected to malnutrition and inadequate hygiene in developing countries, and to expanding antibiotic resistance in developed countries. In general, a healthy host is capable of fighting off gut pathogens or at least to recover from infections quickly. The underlying protective mechanism, termed colonization resistance, is provided by indigenous commensal communities (microbiota) that are shaped and aided by the host's epithelial and innate immune system. (1) Commensal-pathogen interactions are governed by competition for a suitable niche for replication and stable colonization, nutrient availability, species-specific alterations of the metabolic environment, changes in oxygen tension and release of chemicals and proteinaceous toxins (bacteriocins)...
January 12, 2017: Gut Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079614/the-role-of-gene-environment-interplay-in-occupational-and-environmental-diseases-current-concepts-and-knowledge-gaps
#20
Elizabeth Kwo, David Christiani
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The interplay between genetic susceptibilities and environmental exposures in the pathogenesis of a variety of diseases is an area of increased scientific, epidemiologic, and social interest. Given the variation in methodologies used in the field, this review aims to create a framework to help understand occupational exposures as they currently exist and provide a foundation for future inquiries into the biological mechanisms of the gene-environment interactions. Understanding of this complex interplay will be important in the context of occupational health, given the public health concerns surrounding a variety of occupational exposures...
January 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
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