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multiple sclerosis and dendritic cells

Ryo Okada, Xinwen Zhang, Yuka Harada, Zhou Wu, Hiroshi Nakanishi
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to investigate the role of cathepsin H (CatH), a lysosomal cysteine protease, in the development of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), an animal model of multiple sclerosis. METHODS: EAE was induced in CatH-deficient mice (CatH-/- ) and wild-type littermates (+/+) using myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG) 35-55. The effects of CatH deficiency were determined by clinical scoring, mRNA expression levels of Tbx21, Rorc and FoxP3, protein levels of poly(I:C)-induced toll-like receptor 3 (TLR3) and phosphorylation of IRF3, and secretion of interferon-β (IFN-β) by splenocytes...
February 22, 2018: Inflammation Research: Official Journal of the European Histamine Research Society ... [et Al.]
Michael D Kornberg, Matthew D Smith, Hasti Atashi Shirazi, Peter A Calabresi, Solomon H Snyder, Paul M Kim
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory disorder targeting the central nervous system (CNS). The relapsing-remitting phase of MS is largely driven by peripheral activation of autoreactive T-helper (Th) 1 and Th17 lymphocytes. In contrast, compartmentalized inflammation within the CNS, including diffuse activation of innate myeloid cells, characterizes the progressive phase of MS, the most debilitating phase that currently lacks satisfactory treatments. Recently, bryostatin-1 (bryo-1), a naturally occurring, CNS-permeable compound with a favorable safety profile in humans, has been shown to act on antigen-presenting cells to promote differentiation of lymphocytes into Th2 cells, an action that might benefit Th1-driven inflammatory conditions such as MS...
February 27, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Dunja Mrdjen, Anto Pavlovic, Felix J Hartmann, Bettina Schreiner, Sebastian G Utz, Brian P Leung, Iva Lelios, Frank L Heppner, Jonathan Kipnis, Doron Merkler, Melanie Greter, Burkhard Becher
Individual reports suggest that the central nervous system (CNS) contains multiple immune cell types with diverse roles in tissue homeostasis, immune defense, and neurological diseases. It has been challenging to map leukocytes across the entire brain, and in particular in pathology, where phenotypic changes and influx of blood-derived cells prevent a clear distinction between reactive leukocyte populations. Here, we applied high-dimensional single-cell mass and fluorescence cytometry, in parallel with genetic fate mapping systems, to identify, locate, and characterize multiple distinct immune populations within the mammalian CNS...
February 6, 2018: Immunity
Zhibo Chen, Dehao Yang, Xiao Peng, Jie Lin, Zhongqian Su, Jia Li, Xu Zhang, Yiyun Weng
It is well known that dendritic cells play a key role in producing antigen-specific responses. Inversely, tolerogenic dendritic cells (TolDCs), a specialized subset, induce immune tolerance and negatively regulate autoimmune responses. Statins, the inhibitors of 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase in the mevalonate pathway for cholesterol biosynthesis, might be a promising inductive agent for inducing TolDCs. This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of TolDCs induced by atorvastatin pulsed with myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein 35-55 peptide (MOG35-55) in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis mice established by MOG35-55 immunization and to investigate the potential effects on Th17/Treg balance in the murine model of multiple sclerosis...
February 1, 2018: Neuroreport
Christian W Keller, Jan D Lünemann
Reactivation and expansion of myelin-reactive CD4+ T cells within the central nervous system (CNS) are considered to play a key role in the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis (MS) and its animal model, experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE). We demonstrated that accumulation of myelin-specific CD4+ T cells within the CNS and subsequent clinical disease development require autophagy related (ATG) protein-dependent phagocytosis in dendritic cells (DCs). Genetic ablation of this pathway impairs presentation of myelin-associated antigen following phagocytosis of injured, phosphatidylserine-exposing oligodendroglial cells...
January 25, 2018: Autophagy
Maxime De Laere, Zwi N Berneman, Nathalie Cools
Migration of dendritic cells (DC) to the central nervous system (CNS) is a critical event in the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis (MS). While up until now, research has mainly focused on the transmigration of DC through the blood-brain barrier, experimental evidence points out that also the choroid plexus and meningeal vessels represent important gateways to the CNS, especially in early disease stages. On the other hand, DC can exit the CNS to maintain immunological tolerance to patterns expressed in the CNS, a process that is perturbed in MS...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
Cuixia Yang, Weiming Lai, Jinfeng Zhou, Xinyuan Zheng, Yingying Cai, Wanjie Yang, Sirong Xie, Yuan Gao, Changsheng Du
IL-17-secreting T cells (Th17 cells) play a pathogenic role in multiple autoimmune diseases, including multiple sclerosis (MS), and dendritic cell (DC)-derived cytokines play pivotal roles in promoting the differentiation of naive CD4+ T cells into Th cell subsets (Th1 and Th17). Therefore, small molecules blocking the key cytokines produced by DCs will be beneficial in MS. In this article, we report that betaine treatment ameliorates MS pathogenesis by inhibiting DC-derived IL-6 production and Th17 differentiation...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
Ilaria Prada, Martina Gabrielli, Elena Turola, Alessia Iorio, Giulia D'Arrigo, Roberta Parolisi, Mariacristina De Luca, Marco Pacifici, Mattia Bastoni, Marta Lombardi, Giuseppe Legname, Dan Cojoc, Annalisa Buffo, Roberto Furlan, Francesca Peruzzi, Claudia Verderio
Recent evidence indicates synaptic dysfunction as an early mechanism affected in neuroinflammatory diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, which are characterized by chronic microglia activation. However, the mode(s) of action of reactive microglia in causing synaptic defects are not fully understood. In this study, we show that inflammatory microglia produce extracellular vesicles (EVs) which are enriched in a set of miRNAs that regulate the expression of key synaptic proteins. Among them, miR-146a-5p, a microglia-specific miRNA not present in hippocampal neurons, controls the expression of presynaptic synaptotagmin1 (Syt1) and postsynaptic neuroligin1 (Nlg1), an adhesion protein which play a crucial role in dendritic spine formation and synaptic stability...
January 4, 2018: Acta Neuropathologica
Patrick C Duncker, Joshua S Stoolman, Amanda K Huber, Benjamin M Segal
GM-CSF has been portrayed as a critical cytokine in the pathogenesis of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) and, ostensibly, in multiple sclerosis. C57BL/6 mice deficient in GM-CSF are resistant to EAE induced by immunization with myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG)35-55 The mechanism of action of GM-CSF in EAE is poorly understood. In this study, we show that GM-CSF augments the accumulation of MOG35-55-specific T cells in the skin draining lymph nodes of primed mice, but it is not required for the development of encephalitogenic T cells...
December 29, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
David A Giles, Jesse M Washnock-Schmid, Patrick C Duncker, Somiah Dahlawi, Gerald Ponath, David Pitt, Benjamin M Segal
OBJECTIVE: Myeloid cells, including macrophages and dendritic cells, are a prominent component of central nervous system (CNS) infiltrates during multiple sclerosis (MS) and the animal model experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE). Although myeloid cells are generally thought to be pro-inflammatory, alternatively-polarized subsets can serve non-inflammatory and/or reparative functions. Here we investigate the heterogeneity and biological properties of myeloid cells during central nervous system autoimmunity...
December 28, 2017: Annals of Neurology
Carolina Obregon, Rajesh Kumar, Manuel Antonio Pascual, Giuseppe Vassalli, Déla Golshayan
Dendritic cells (DCs) as highly efficient antigen-presenting cells are at the interface of innate and adaptive immunity. As such, they are key mediators of immunity and antigen-specific immune tolerance. Due to their functional specialization, research efforts have focused on the characterization of DCs subsets involved in the initiation of immunogenic responses and in the maintenance of tissue homeostasis. Tolerogenic DCs (tolDCs)-based therapies have been designed as promising strategies to prevent and control autoimmune diseases as well as allograft rejection after solid organ transplantation (SOT)...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
Irma van Die, Richard D Cummings
Infection with parasitic helminths affects humanity and animal welfare. Parasitic helminths have the capacity to modulate host immune responses to promote their survival in infected hosts, often for a long time leading to chronic infections. In contrast to many infectious microbes, however, the helminths are able to induce immune responses that show positive bystander effects such as the protection to several immune disorders, including multiple sclerosis, inflammatory bowel disease, and allergies. They generally promote the generation of a tolerogenic immune microenvironment including the induction of type 2 (Th2) responses and a sub-population of alternatively activated macrophages...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
Christian W Keller, Christina Sina, Monika B Kotur, Giulia Ramelli, Sarah Mundt, Isaak Quast, Laure-Anne Ligeon, Patrick Weber, Burkhard Becher, Christian Münz, Jan D Lünemann
Although reactivation and accumulation of autoreactive CD4+ T cells within the CNS are considered to play a key role in the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis (MS) and its animal model, experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), the mechanisms of how these cells recognize their target organ and induce sustained inflammation are incompletely understood. Here, we report that mice with conditional deletion of the essential autophagy protein ATG5 in classical dendritic cells (DCs), which are present at low frequencies in the nondiseased CNS, are completely resistant to EAE development following adoptive transfer of myelin-specific T cells and show substantially reduced in situ CD4+ T cell accumulation during the effector phase of the disease...
December 26, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Roy Y Kim, Darian Mangu, Alexandria S Hoffman, Rojan Kavosh, Eunice Jung, Noriko Itoh, Rhonda Voskuhl
Oestrogen treatments are neuroprotective in a variety of neurodegenerative disease models. Selective oestrogen receptor modifiers are needed to optimize beneficial effects while minimizing adverse effects to achieve neuroprotection in chronic diseases. Oestrogen receptor beta (ERβ) ligands are potential candidates. In the multiple sclerosis model chronic experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis, ERβ-ligand treatment is neuroprotective, but mechanisms underlying this neuroprotection remain unclear...
January 1, 2018: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
N V Gulyaeva
Using temporal lobe epilepsy as an example, staging of long term plasticity in the hippocampus is considered. Major stages demonstrating opposite alterations in neuroplasticity are active epileptogenesis and the period of established temporal lobe epilepsy. During the epileptogenesis, multiple events resulting in forming of epileptic neuronal nets occur: changes in glutamatergic and GABAergic neurons, increase of aberrant neurogenesis, axonal sprouting and dendrite remodeling, particularly, supported by an excessive enhancement of the BDNF system in specific hippocampal regions...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
Ikuo Tsunoda
Microbial infections lead to neurological damages either by direct infection in the nervous tissues or by uncontrolled immune responses (immunopathology). For example, in Zika virus infection, microcephaly can be caused by the former, i.e., direct viral infection in the brain, while Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) seems to be antibody-mediated immunopathology. Although a variety of factors affect immunopathology, two essential systems maintaining whole-body homeostasis had long been neglected: 1) the lymphatic system and 2) microbiota...
August 2017: Clinical & Experimental Neuroimmunology
Rodolfo Thomé, Jason N Moore, Elisabeth R Mari, Javad Rasouli, Daniel Hwang, Satoshi Yoshimura, Bogoljub Ciric, Guang-Xian Zhang, Abdolmohamad M Rostami
Peripheral tolerance to autoantigens is induced via suppression of self-reactive lymphocytes, stimulation of tolerogenic dendritic cells (DCs) and regulatory T (Treg) cells. Interleukin (IL)-27 induces tolerogenic DCs and Treg cells; however, it is not known whether IL-27 is important for tolerance induction. We immunized wild-type (WT) and IL-27 receptor (WSX-1) knockout mice with MOG35-55 for induction of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis and intravenously (i.v.) injected them with MOG35-55 after onset of disease to induce i...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
Liam M Casey, Ryan M Pearson, Kevin R Hughes, Jeffrey M H Liu, Justin A Rose, Madeleine G North, Leon Z Wang, Mei Lei, Stephen D Miller, Lonnie D Shea
Current strategies for treating autoimmunity involve the administration of broad-acting immunosuppressive agents that impair healthy immunity. Intravenous (i.v.) administration of poly(lactide-co-glycolide) nanoparticles (NPs) containing disease-relevant antigens (Ag-NPs) have demonstrated antigen (Ag)-specific immune tolerance in models of autoimmunity. However, subcutaneous (s.c.) delivery of Ag-NPs has not been effective. This investigation tested the hypothesis that codelivery of the immunomodulatory cytokine, transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGF-β), on Ag-NPs would modulate the immune response to Ag-NPs and improve the efficiency of tolerance induction...
November 30, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
Maria Antonietta Mazzola, Radhika Raheja, Keren Regev, Vanessa Beynon, Felipe von Glehn, Anu Paul, Isabelle Pierre, Pia Kivisakk, Howard L Weiner, Roopali Gandhi
BACKGROUND: Dimethyl fumarate (DMF) and its active metabolite monomethyl fumarate (MMF) effectively lead to reduction in disease relapses and active magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) lesions. DMF and MMF are known to be effective in modulating T- and B-cell responses; however, their effect on the phenotype and function of human myeloid dendritic cells (mDCs) is not fully understood. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the role of MMF on human mDCs maturation and function. METHODS: mDCs from healthy controls were isolated and cultured in vitro with MMF...
November 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
Stefanie Scheu, Shafaqat Ali, Christina Ruland, Volker Arolt, Judith Alferink
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory demyelinating disease of the central nervous system (CNS). It affects more than two million people worldwide, mainly young adults, and may lead to progressive neurological disability. Chemokines and their receptors have been shown to play critical roles in the pathogenesis of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), a murine disease model induced by active immunization with myelin proteins or transfer of encephalitogenic CD4⁺ T cells that recapitulates clinical and neuropathological features of MS...
November 2, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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