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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29924969/boosting-type-2-immunity-when-ox40l-comes-from-ilc2s
#1
Marina Babic, Chiara Romagnani
Accumulating evidence supports a role for the innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) in the modulation of T cell responses. In this issue of Immunity, Halim et al. (2018) identify a role for the costimulatory OX40-OX40L axis in ILC2-mediated regulation of adaptive type 2 immunity during helminth infection and allergen exposure.
June 19, 2018: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29921578/the-rs3850641-polymorphism-of-the-tnfsf4-gene-increases-the-risk-of-myocardial-infarction-in-a-chinese-han-population
#2
Changqing Lu, Helei Jia, Aiguo Xu
Tumor necrosis factor superfamily member 4 (TNFSF4), also known as Ox40 ligand (Ox40l), plays an important role in atherosclerosis development. Several studies reported the association between the rs3850641 polymorphism of the TNFSF4 gene and the risk of myocardial infarction (MI). However, the results are inconsistent. In order to explore the relationship between the rs3850641 polymorphism of the TNFSF4 gene and MI, we conducted a case-control study including 454 cases and 512 controls in a Chinese Han population...
June 19, 2018: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29907525/tissue-restricted-adaptive-type-2-immunity-is-orchestrated-by-expression-of-the-costimulatory-molecule-ox40l-on-group-2-innate-lymphoid-cells
#3
Timotheus Y F Halim, Batika M J Rana, Jennifer A Walker, Bernhard Kerscher, Martin D Knolle, Helen E Jolin, Eva M Serrao, Liora Haim-Vilmovsky, Sarah A Teichmann, Hans-Reimer Rodewald, Marina Botto, Timothy J Vyse, Padraic G Fallon, Zhi Li, David R Withers, Andrew N J McKenzie
The local regulation of type 2 immunity relies on dialog between the epithelium and the innate and adaptive immune cells. Here we found that alarmin-induced expression of the co-stimulatory molecule OX40L on group 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2s) provided tissue-restricted T cell co-stimulation that was indispensable for Th2 and regulatory T (Treg) cell responses in the lung and adipose tissue. Interleukin (IL)-33 administration resulted in organ-specific surface expression of OX40L on ILC2s and the concomitant expansion of Th2 and Treg cells, which was abolished upon deletion of OX40L on ILC2s (Il7raCre/+ Tnfsf4fl/fl mice)...
May 31, 2018: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29848279/toward-small-molecule-inhibition-of-protein-protein-interactions-general-aspects-and-recent-progress-in-targeting-costimulatory-and-coinhibitory-immune-checkpoint-interactions
#4
Damir Bojadzic, Peter Buchwald
Protein-protein interactions (PPIs) that are part of the costimulatory and coinhibitory (immune checkpoint) signaling are critical for adequate T cell response and are important therapeutic targets for immunomodulation. Biologics targeting them have already achieved considerable clinical success in the treatment of autoimmune diseases or transplant recipients (e.g., abatacept, belatacept, and belimumab) as well as cancer (e.g., ipilimumab, nivolumab, pembrolizumab, atezolizumab, durvalumab, and avelumab). In view of such progress, there have been only relatively limited efforts toward developing small-molecule PPI inhibitors (SMPPIIs) targeting these cosignaling interactions, possibly because they, as all other PPIs, are difficult to target by small molecules and were not considered druggable...
May 30, 2018: Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769441/unique-features-and-clinical-importance-of-acute-alloreactive-immune-responses
#5
Charlotte F Inman, Suzy A Eldershaw, Joanne E Croudace, Nathaniel J Davies, Archana Sharma-Oates, Tanuja Rai, Hayden Pearce, Mirjana Sirovica, Y L Tracey Chan, Kriti Verma, Jianmin Zuo, Sandeep Nagra, Francesca Kinsella, Jane Nunnick, Rasoul Amel-Kashipaz, Charles Craddock, Ram Malladi, Paul Moss
Allogeneic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT) can cure some patients with hematopoietic malignancy, but this relies on the development of a donor T cell alloreactive immune response. T cell activity in the first 2 weeks after allo-SCT is crucial in determining outcome, despite the clinical effects of the early alloreactive immune response often not appearing until later. However, the effect of the allogeneic environment on T cells is difficult to study at this time point due to the effects of profound lymphopenia...
May 17, 2018: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751636/design-synthesis-and-evaluation-of-novel-immunomodulatory-small-molecules-targeting-the-cd40%C3%A2-cd154-costimulatory-protein-protein-interaction
#6
Damir Bojadzic, Jinshui Chen, Oscar Alcazar, Peter Buchwald
We report the design, synthesis, and testing of novel small-molecule compounds targeting the CD40⁻CD154 (CD40L) costimulatory interaction for immunomodulatory purposes. This protein-protein interaction (PPI) is a TNF-superfamily (TNFSF) costimulatory interaction that is an important therapeutic target since it plays crucial roles in the activation of T cell responses, and there is resurgent interest in its modulation with several biologics in development. However, this interaction, just as all other PPIs, is difficult to target by small molecules...
May 11, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670037/expression-and-regulation-of-thymic-stromal-lymphopoietin-and-thymic-stromal-lymphopoietin-receptor-heterocomplex-in-the-innate-adaptive-immunity-of-pediatric-asthma
#7
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Sheng-Chieh Lin, Fang-Yi Cheng, Jun-Jen Liu, Yi-Ling Ye
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease affecting the airway, and it is characterized by a wheezing breathing sound, variable airflow obstruction and the presence of inflammatory cells in the submucosa of the bronchi. Viral infection, pollutants and sensitivity to aeroallergens damage the epithelium from childhood, which causes asthma. The pathogenesis of asthma includes pathways of innate stimulation by environmental microbes and irritant pathogens. Damaged epithelial cells produce thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) and stimulate myeloid dendritic cell maturation through the thymic stromal lymphopoietin receptor (TSLPR) heterocomplex...
April 18, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668708/dectin-1-2-induced-autocrine-pge2-signaling-licenses-dendritic-cells-to-prime-th2-responses
#8
Maria M M Kaisar, Manuel Ritter, Carlos Del Fresno, Hulda S Jónasdóttir, Alwin J van der Ham, Leonard R Pelgrom, Gabriele Schramm, Laura E Layland, David Sancho, Clarissa Prazeres da Costa, Martin Giera, Maria Yazdanbakhsh, Bart Everts
The molecular mechanisms through which dendritic cells (DCs) prime T helper 2 (Th2) responses, including those elicited by parasitic helminths, remain incompletely understood. Here, we report that soluble egg antigen (SEA) from Schistosoma mansoni, which is well known to drive potent Th2 responses, triggers DCs to produce prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), which subsequently-in an autocrine manner-induces OX40 ligand (OX40L) expression to license these DCs to drive Th2 responses. Mechanistically, SEA was found to promote PGE2 synthesis through Dectin-1 and Dectin-2, and via a downstream signaling cascade involving spleen tyrosine kinase (Syk), extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK), cytosolic phospholipase A2 (cPLA2), and cyclooxygenase 1 and 2 (COX-1 and COX-2)...
April 2018: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29578532/critical-role-of-ox40-signaling-in-the-tcr-independent-phase-of-human-and-murine-thymic-treg-generation
#9
Prabhakaran Kumar, Alejandra Marinelarena, Divya Raghunathan, Vandhana K Ragothaman, Shikha Saini, Palash Bhattacharya, Jilao Fan, Alan L Epstein, Ajay V Maker, Bellur S Prabhakar
Regulatory T cells (Tregs) play a pivotal role in immune-tolerance, and loss of Treg function can lead to the development of autoimmunity. Natural Tregs generated in the thymus substantially contribute to the Treg pool in the periphery, where they suppress self-reactive effector T cells (Teff) responses. Recently, we showed that OX40L (TNFSF4) is able to drive selective proliferation of peripheral Tregs independent of canonical antigen presentation (CAP-independent) in the presence of low-dose IL-2. Therefore, we hypothesized that OX40 signaling might be integral to the TCR-independent phase of murine and human thymic Treg (tTreg) development...
March 26, 2018: Cellular & Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563320/an-ox40-ox40l-interaction-directs-successful-immunity-to-hepatitis-b-virus
#10
Jean Publicover, Anuj Gaggar, Jillian M Jespersen, Ugur Halac, Audra J Johnson, Amanda Goodsell, Lia Avanesyan, Stephen L Nishimura, Meghan Holdorf, Keith G Mansfield, Joyce Bousquet Judge, Arya Koshti, Michael Croft, Adil E Wakil, Philip Rosenthal, Eric Pai, Stewart Cooper, Jody L Baron
Depending on age of acquisition, hepatitis B virus (HBV) can induce a cell-mediated immune response that results in either cure or progressive liver injury. In adult-acquired infection, HBV antigens are usually cleared, whereas in infancy-acquired infection, they persist. Individuals infected during infancy therefore represent the majority of patients chronically infected with HBV (CHB). A therapy that can promote viral antigen clearance in most CHB patients has not been developed and would represent a major health care advance and cost mitigator...
March 21, 2018: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29554934/ox40l-induces-helper-t-cell-differentiation-during-cell-immunity-of-asthma-through-pi3k-akt-and-p38-mapk-signaling-pathway
#11
Li Huang, Meijuan Wang, Yongdong Yan, Wenjing Gu, Xinxing Zhang, Jiahong Tan, Huiming Sun, Wei Ji, Zhengrong Chen
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the mechanisms of OX40L in regulating helper T (Th) cells differentiation through phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K)/AKT and p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase signaling pathway in vitro and in vivo experiments. METHODS: Serum samples of patients with asthma and healthy controls were used to explore the association between OX40L and Th cells. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) was used to measure the serum concentrations of OX40L, IL-4, IFN-γ, IL-17 and TGF-β...
March 20, 2018: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29545330/potent-immune-modulation-by-medi6383-an-engineered-human-ox40-ligand-igg4p-fc-fusion-protein
#12
Michael D Oberst, Catherine Augé, Chad Morris, Stacy Kentner, Kathy Mulgrew, Kelly McGlinchey, James Hair, Shino Hanabuchi, Qun Du, Melissa Damschroder, Hui Feng, Steven Eck, Nicholas Buss, Lolke de Haan, Andrew J Pierce, Haesun Park, Andrew Sylwester, Michael K Axthelm, Louis Picker, Nicholas P Morris, Andrew Weinberg, Scott A Hammond
Ligation of OX40 (CD134, TNFRSF4) on activated T cells by its natural ligand (OX40L, CD252, TNFSF4) enhances cellular survival, proliferation, and effector functions such as cytokine release and cellular cytotoxicity. We engineered a recombinant human OX40L IgG4P Fc fusion protein termed MEDI6383 that assembles into a hexameric structure and exerts potent agonist activity following engagement of OX40. MEDI6383 displayed solution-phase agonist activity that was enhanced when the fusion protein was clustered by Fc gamma receptors (FcγRs) on the surface of adjacent cells...
May 2018: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455927/fibroblast-heterogeneity-and-immunosuppressive-environment-in-human-breast-cancer
#13
Ana Costa, Yann Kieffer, Alix Scholer-Dahirel, Floriane Pelon, Brigitte Bourachot, Melissa Cardon, Philemon Sirven, Ilaria Magagna, Laetitia Fuhrmann, Charles Bernard, Claire Bonneau, Maria Kondratova, Inna Kuperstein, Andrei Zinovyev, Anne-Marie Givel, Maria-Carla Parrini, Vassili Soumelis, Anne Vincent-Salomon, Fatima Mechta-Grigoriou
Carcinoma-associated fibroblasts (CAF) are key players in the tumor microenvironment. Here, we characterize four CAF subsets in breast cancer with distinct properties and levels of activation. Two myofibroblastic subsets (CAF-S1, CAF-S4) accumulate differentially in triple-negative breast cancers (TNBC). CAF-S1 fibroblasts promote an immunosuppressive environment through a multi-step mechanism. By secreting CXCL12, CAF-S1 attracts CD4+ CD25+ T lymphocytes and retains them by OX40L, PD-L2, and JAM2. Moreover, CAF-S1 increases T lymphocyte survival and promotes their differentiation into CD25High FOXP3High , through B7H3, CD73, and DPP4...
March 12, 2018: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29431869/separation-of-plasma-derived-exosomes-into-cd3-and-cd3-fractions-allows-for-association-of-immune-cell-and-tumour-cell-markers-with-disease-activity-in-hnscc-patients
#14
M-N Theodoraki, T K Hoffmann, T L Whiteside
Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is a highly immunosuppressive malignancy. Exosomes in HNSCC patients' plasma are enriched in inhibitory cargo and mediate immunosuppression. As these exosomes are products of various cells, the cellular origin of immunoregulatory proteins they carry is unknown. To test whether tumour- or T cell-derived exosomes in patients' plasma are immunosuppressive and impact upon disease activity, we separated CD3(-) from CD3(+) exosomes by immunocapture using anti-CD3 antibodies...
February 12, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29424313/mesenchymal-stem-cells-inhibited-dendritic-cells-via-the-regulation-of-stat1-and-stat6-phosphorylation-in-experimental-autoimmune-uveitis
#15
L Dong, X Chen, H Shao, L Bai, X Li, X Zhang
PURPOSE: We have previously reported that MSCs inhibited experimental autoimmune uveitis (EAU) in rodent models induced by either uveitogenic antigens or antigen-specific T cells. In this study, we explored the inhibitory mechanisms of MSCs on dendritic cells (DCs) in EAU. METHODS: We collected the DCs from the lymph nodes of MSC treated or untreated EAU rats, as well as bone marrow derived DCs cultured in vitro with or without MSC treatment. The levels of costimulatory molecules of CD80, CD86, CD40, OX40L and suppressors of cytokine signaling (SOCS1, SOCS2, and SOCS3) on these DCs were analyzed by flow Cytometry...
March 9, 2018: Current Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29407480/characterisation-of-chicken-ox40-and-ox40l
#16
Stephanie Scherer, Thomas W Göbel
The Tumour Necrosis Factor superfamilies of receptors and ligands play a crucial role in the regulation of effective immune responses against pathogens and malignant cells. In chickens, only few members have been identified. Here, we characterise the chicken homologues for mammalian costimulatory molecules OX40 and OX40L, which are involved in sustaining T cell responses. Both genes were identified by virtue of their genomic localisation close to highly conserved genes and their structural relationship to their mammalian homologues...
May 2018: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344664/crucial-role-of-ox40-ox40l-signaling-in-a-murine-model-of-asthma
#17
Wei Lei, Daxiong Zeng, Gaoqin Liu, Yehan Zhu, Jiajia Wang, Hongya Wu, Junhong Jiang, Jianan Huang
The aim of the present study was to explore the roles of OX40/OX40 ligand (OX40L) signaling and OX40+ T cells in ovalbumin (OVA)‑induced mouse asthma model. Asthma was induced by OVA exposure and subsequent co‑treatment with OX40L protein, neutralizing anti‑OX40L blocking antibody, OX40+ T cells or PBS. The protein expression levels of interleukin (IL)‑4, IL‑6, IL‑13, IL‑17, tumor necrosis factor (TNF)‑α and interferon (IFN)‑γ in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) were examined using murine cytokine‑specific ELISA...
January 18, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330050/production-and-characterization-of-a-novel-site-specific-modifiable-anti-ox40-receptor-single-chain-variable-fragment-for-targeted-drug-delivery
#18
Aki Tanabe, Kazumi Nakano, Makoto Nakakido, Satoru Nagatoishi, Yuetsu Tanaka, Kouhei Tsumoto, Kaoru Uchimaru, Toshiki Watanabe
OX40 receptor (tumor necrosis factor receptor superfamily, member 4; CD134) is a T-cell co-stimulatory molecule that plays an important role in T-cell activation and survival. OX40 receptor is activated by its ligand, OX40L; and modulation of the OX40-OX40L interaction is a promising target for the treatment of autoimmune diseases and cancers. Here, we generated a high-affinity anti-OX40 single-chain variable fragment carrying a C-terminal cysteine residue (scFvC). Physicochemical and functional analyses revealed that the scFvC bound to OX40-expressing cells and was internalized via OX40-mediated endocytosis without inducing phosphorylation of IκBα (nuclear factor of kappa light polypeptide gene enhancer in B-cells inhibitor, alpha), an important complex in the classical NFκB (nuclear factor kappa-light-chain-enhancer of activated B cells) signaling pathway...
February 5, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321210/the-immune-checkpoint-modulator-ox40-and-its-ligand-ox40l-in-nk-cell-immunosurveillance-and-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#19
Tina Nuebling, Carla Emilia Schumacher, Martin Hofmann, Ilona Hagelstein, Benjamin Joachim Schmiedel, Stefanie Maurer, Birgit Federmann, Kathrin Rothfelder, Malte Roerden, Daniela Dörfel, Pascal Schneider, Gundram Jung, Helmut Rainer Salih
The TNF receptor family member OX40 promotes activation and proliferation of T cells, which fuels efforts to modulate this immune checkpoint to reinforce antitumor immunity. Besides T cells, NK cells are a second cytotoxic lymphocyte subset that contributes to antitumor immunity, particularly in leukemia. Accordingly, these cells are being clinically evaluated for cancer treatment through multiple approaches, such as adoptive transfer of ex vivo expanded polyclonal NK cells (pNKC). Here, we analyzed whether and how OX40 and its ligand (OX40L) influence NK-cell function and antileukemia reactivity...
February 2018: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209565/tumor-targeted-costimulation-with-antibody-fusion-proteins-improves-bispecific-antibody-mediated-immune-response-in-presence-of-immunosuppressive-factors
#20
Sabrina Sapski, Nadine Beha, Roland Kontermann, Dafne Müller
Therapeutic strategies aiming for the induction of an effective immune response at the tumor site can be severely hampered by the encounter of an immunosuppressive microenvironment. We investigated here the potential of concerted costimulation by tumor-directed antibody-fusion proteins with B7.1, 4-1BBL and OX40L to enforce bispecific antibody-induced T cell stimulation in presence of recognized immunosuppressive factors including IL-10, TGF-β, indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO), PD-L1 and regulatory T cells...
2017: Oncoimmunology
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