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C-R Jiang, T-H Li
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the role of Urothelial Carcinoma Associated 1 (UCA1) during the progression of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and the underlying mechanism. PATIENTS AND METHODS: UCA1 expression in peripheral blood of SLE patients, as well as the expression of protein kinase B (AKT) in the peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC), was detected by qRT-PCR. Expression differences in UCA1 and AKT between different groups were compared by t-test or univariate analysis...
April 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Dongyan Shi, Tongguan Tian, Shu Yao, Kelei Cao, Xingxing Zhu, Mingshun Zhang, Shuang Wen, Longjun Li, Meiqing Shi, Hong Zhou
Neuropsychiatric (NP) involvement in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) severely impacts patients' quality of life and leads to a poor prognosis. The current therapeutic protocol, corticosteroid administration, can also induce neuropsychiatric disorders. FTY720 is an immunomodulator that selectively confines lymphocytes in lymph nodes and reduces autoreactive T cell recruitment to the central nervous system (CNS). This study aimed to identify a novel therapeutic strategy for NPSLE. B6.MRL-lpr mice were treated with oral administration of FTY720 (2 mg/kg) three times per week for 12 weeks, to evaluate its efficacy in a model of NPSLE...
May 2018: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
Zhengwei Zhu, Chao Yang, Leilei Wen, Lu Liu, Xianbo Zuo, Fusheng Zhou, Jinping Gao, Xiaodong Zheng, Yinjuan Shi, Caihong Zhu, Bo Liang, Xianyong Yin, Wenjun Wang, Hui Cheng, Songke Shen, Xianfa Tang, Huayang Tang, Liangdan Sun, Anping Zhang, Sen Yang, Yong Cui, Xuejun Zhang, Yujun Sheng
OBJECTIVE: This study was aimed to explore the effect of Bach2 on B cells in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), as well as the underlying mechanisms. METHODS: Expression of Bach2, phosphorylated-Bach2 (p-Bach2), Akt, p-Akt and BCR-ABL (p210) in B cells isolated from SLE patients and the healthy persons were assessed by Western blot. Immunofluorescence staining was performed to assess the localization of Bach2 in B cells. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) was employed to detect IgG produced by B cells...
April 1, 2018: Experimental Cell Research
Hongda Liang, Kun Yang, Miaomiao Xin, Xiangping Liu, Lei Zhao, Bin Liu, Jibo Wang
AIMS: Lupus nephritis is a frequent and serious complication of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Therefore, better understanding regarding the underlying mechanism of renal tubular injury induced by SLE, is beneficial to develop different therapeutic strategies for lupus nephritis. The study aimed to investigate the role of miR-130a against lipopolysaccharide-induced glomerular cell injury. METHODS: HK-2 cells (human renal proximal tubule cells) were used for detecting miR-130a levels...
August 1, 2017: Die Pharmazie
Jing Wang, Liling Xu, Samina Shaheen, Sichen Liu, Wenjie Zheng, Xiaolin Sun, Zhanguo Li, Wanli Liu
The growth of B cell receptor (BCR) microclusters upon antigen stimulation drives B cell activation. Here, we show that PI3K-mediated PIP3 production is required for the growth of BCR microclusters. This growth is likely inhibited by PTEN and dependent on its plasma membrane binding and lipid phosphatase activities. Mechanistically, we find that PIP3 -dependent recruitment and activation of a guanine nucleotide exchange factor, Dock2, is required for the sustained growth of BCR microclusters through remodeling of the F-actin cytoskeleton...
November 28, 2017: Cell Reports
Á Hornung, É Monostori, L Kovács
Galectin-1 is an endogenous immunoregulatory lectin-type protein. Its most important effects are the inhibition of the differentiation and cytokine production of Th1 and Th17 cells, and the induction of apoptosis of activated T-cells. Galectin-1 has been identified as a key molecule in antitumor immune surveillance, and data are accumulating about the pathogenic role of its deficiency, and the beneficial effects of its administration in various autoimmune disease models. Initial animal and human studies strongly suggest deficiencies in both galectin-1 production and responsiveness in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) T-cells...
April 2017: Lupus
Li-Dan Zhao, Di Liang, Xiang-Ni Wu, Yang Li, Jing-Wen Niu, Chen Zhou, Li Wang, Hua Chen, Wen-Jie Zheng, Yun-Yun Fei, Fu-Lin Tang, Yong-Zhe Li, Feng-Chun Zhang, Wei He, Xue-Tao Cao, Xuan Zhang
Aberrant expression of CXCR4 has been indicated to play a role in the pathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), but the mechanism of CXCR4 dysregulation in SLE is unclear. This study is aimed to explore the clinical significance and possible mechanisms of abnormal CXCR4 expression on B cells from patients with untreated SLE. Expression of CXCR4 on peripheral B cells was determined by flow cytometry and western blotting. Freshly isolated B cells were cultured with exogenous interleukin 21(IL-21) in the presence or absence of CD40 ligand (CD40L) plus anti-IgM antibody (aIgM), and changes in CXCR4 expression were detected...
October 2017: Cellular & Molecular Immunology
Ming You, Guanjun Dong, Fanlin Li, Feiya Ma, Jing Ren, Yujun Xu, Huimin Yue, Ruijing Tang, Deshan Ren, Yayi Hou
A hallmark of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is the consistent production of various auto-antibodies by auto-reactive B cells. Interferon-α (IFN-α) signaling is highly activated in SLE B cells and plays a vital role in the antibody response by B cells. Previous studies have shown that CD180-negative B cells, which are dramatically increased in SLE patients, are responsible for the production of auto-antibodies. However, the association between CD180 and IFN-α signaling remains unknown. In the present study, we explored the effect of CD180 on regulating the activation of IFN-α signaling in B cells...
February 2017: Cellular & Molecular Immunology
Laura J Simpson, K Mark Ansel
Understanding the cell-intrinsic cues that permit self-reactivity in lymphocytes, and therefore autoimmunity, requires an understanding of the transcriptional and posttranscriptional regulation of gene expression in these cells. In this Review, we address seminal and recent research on microRNA (miRNA) regulation of central and peripheral tolerance. Human and mouse studies demonstrate that the PI3K pathway is a critical point of miRNA regulation of immune cell development and function that affects the development of autoimmunity...
June 2015: Journal of Clinical Investigation
Haifeng Chen, Bingyu Shi, Xuebing Feng, Wei Kong, Weiwei Chen, Linyu Geng, Jinyun Chen, Rui Liu, Xia Li, WanJun Chen, Xiang Gao, Lingyun Sun
OBJECTIVE: Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) derived from patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) exhibit enhanced senescence. Cellular senescence has been reported to be induced by several inflammatory cytokines, including interferon-α (IFNα) and IFNγ, that are involved in the pathogenesis of SLE. We undertook this study to investigate whether the inflammatory environment in SLE could affect MSC senescence. METHODS: Cellular senescence was measured by staining of senescence-associated β-galactosidase and by expression of the cell cycle inhibitors p53 and p21...
September 2015: Arthritis & Rheumatology
Vinay Sagar, Jeffrey R Bond, Vaidehi R Chowdhary
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November 2015: Arthritis Care & Research
Gamal Badr, Ayat Sayed, Mostafa A Abdel-Maksoud, Amany O Mohamed, Azza El-Amir, Fathy A Abdel-Ghaffar, Saleh Al-Quraishy, Mohamed H Mahmoud
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a prototypic autoimmune disease characterized by abnormal autoreactivity in B cells. Lymphocytes and their soluble mediators contribute to the disease pathogenesis. We recently demonstrated that infecting lupus mice with malaria confers protection against lupus nephritis by attenuating oxidative stress in both liver and kidney tissues. In the current study, we further investigated B cell autoreactivity in female BWF1 lupus mice after infection with either live or gamma-irradiated malaria, using ELISA, flow cytometry and Western blot analysis...
2015: PloS One
Sudesh Pawaria, Kritika Ramani, Kelly Maers, Youhua Liu, Lawrence P Kane, Marc C Levesque, Partha S Biswas
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a type I IFN (IFN-I)-driven autoimmune disorder with exaggerated B and Th cell responses. Th17 cells, a recently identified Th cell subset, have been strongly implicated in the pathogenesis of SLE. Because IFN-I suppresses the generation and expansion of Th17 cells in an IL-27-dependent manner, it is unclear how pathogenic Th17 cells are generated in SLE in the presence of an environment characterized by high IFN-I levels. In this study, we showed that activation of c5aR on murine macrophages blocked IFN-I-mediated IL-27 production, thus permitting the development of Th17 cells...
October 1, 2014: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
Hongye Ma, Huimin Zhou, Peng Li, Xiaobo Song, Xiaoyan Miao, Yanping Li, Li Jia
Sialyl Lewis X (sLe X, CD15s) is a key antigen produced on tumor cell surfaces during multidrug resistance (MDR) development. The present study investigated the effect of α1, 3 fucosyltransferase VII (FucT VII) and α2, 3 sialyltransferase IV (ST3Gal IV) on sLe X oligosaccharides synthesis as well as their impact on MDR development in acute myeloid leukemia cells (AML). FUT7 and ST3GAL4 were overexpressed in three AML MDR cells and bone marrow mononuclear cells (BMMC) of AML patients with MDR by real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)...
September 2014: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
Abel Suárez-Fueyo, José M Rojas, Ariel E Cariaga, Esther García, Bart H Steiner, Domingo F Barber, Kamal D Puri, Ana C Carrera
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a human chronic inflammatory disease generated and maintained throughout life by autoreactive T and B cells. Class I phosphoinositide 3-kinases (PI3K) are heterodimers composed of a regulatory and a catalytic subunit that catalyze phosphoinositide-3,4,5-P3 formation and regulate cell survival, migration, and division. Activity of the PI3Kδ isoform is enhanced in human SLE patient PBLs. In this study, we analyzed the effect of inhibiting PI3Kδ in MRL/lpr mice, a model of human SLE...
July 15, 2014: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
Philipp Haselmayer, Montserrat Camps, Mathilde Muzerelle, Samer El Bawab, Caroline Waltzinger, Lisa Bruns, Nada Abla, Mark A Polokoff, Carole Jond-Necand, Marilène Gaudet, Audrey Benoit, Dominique Bertschy Meier, Catherine Martin, Denise Gretener, Maria Stella Lombardi, Roland Grenningloh, Christoph Ladel, Jørgen Søberg Petersen, Pascale Gaillard, Hong Ji
SLE is a complex autoimmune inflammatory disease characterized by pathogenic autoantibody production as a consequence of uncontrolled T-B cell activity and immune-complex deposition in various organs, including kidney, leading to tissue damage and function loss. There is a high unmet need for better treatment options other than corticosteroids and immunosuppressants. Phosphoinositol-3 kinase δ (PI3Kδ) is a promising target in this respect as it is essential in mediating B- and T-cell function in mouse and human...
2014: Frontiers in Immunology
Liling Xu, Gen Li, Jing Wang, Yilin Fan, Zhengpeng Wan, Shaosen Zhang, Samina Shaheen, Jing Li, Li Wang, Cai Yue, Yan Zhao, Fei Wang, Joseph Brzostowski, Ying-Hua Chen, Wenjie Zheng, Wanli Liu
B cell activation is regulated through the interplay of the BCR with the inhibitory coreceptor FcγRIIB and the activating coreceptor CD19. Recent studies suggest that Ag-driven BCR microclusters are efficiently converted to a signaling active state on colocalization with CD19 microclusters. Using total internal reflection fluorescence microscopy-based, high-resolution, high-speed live-cell and molecule imaging approaches, we show that when co-ligated to the BCR, the FcγRIIB can inhibit B cell activation by blocking the colocalization of BCR and CD19 microclusters within the B cell immunological synapse...
June 1, 2014: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
Linjie Tian, Seung-Chul Choi, Yousuke Murakami, Joselyn Allen, Herbert C Morse, Chen-Feng Qi, Konrad Krzewski, John E Coligan
Apoptotic cell (AC) clearance is essential for immune homeostasis. Here we show that mouse CD300f (CLM-1) recognizes outer membrane-exposed phosphatidylserine, and regulates the phagocytosis of ACs. CD300f accumulates in phagocytic cups at AC contact sites. Phosphorylation within CD300f cytoplasmic tail tyrosine-based motifs initiates signals that positively or negatively regulate AC phagocytosis. Y276 phosphorylation is necessary for enhanced CD300f-mediated phagocytosis through the recruitment of the p85α regulatory subunit of phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase (PI3K)...
2014: Nature Communications
Yanxia Wang, Lei Zhang, Ping Wei, Huailiang Zhang, Cuijie Liu
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease accompanying excessive inflammatory responses. Phosphoinositide 3-kinase p110δ (PI3Kδ) is reported to associate with autoimmune conditions. We here aimed to determine whether selective inhibition of PI3Kδ is effective in a lupus model of BXSB mice, using the selective PI3Kδ inhibitor IC87114, which was intraperitoneally administrated to BXSB mice aged from 14 to 22 weeks. We showed that IC87114 improved renal function by decreasing the levels of proteinuria and serum creatinine, ameliorating the pathologic changes of kidneys and IgG and C3 deposition...
June 2014: Inflammation
David G Winkler, Kerrie L Faia, Jonathan P DiNitto, Janid A Ali, Kerry F White, Erin E Brophy, Melissa M Pink, Jennifer L Proctor, Jennifer Lussier, Christian M Martin, Jennifer G Hoyt, Bonnie Tillotson, Erin L Murphy, Alice R Lim, Brian D Thomas, John R Macdougall, Pingda Ren, Yi Liu, Lian-Sheng Li, Katti A Jessen, Christian C Fritz, Joi L Dunbar, James R Porter, Christian Rommel, Vito J Palombella, Paul S Changelian, Jeffery L Kutok
Phosphoinositide-3 kinase (PI3K)-δ and PI3K-γ are preferentially expressed in immune cells, and inhibitors targeting these isoforms are hypothesized to have anti-inflammatory activity by affecting the adaptive and innate immune response. We report on a potent oral PI3K-δ and PI3K-γ inhibitor (IPI-145) and characterize this compound in biochemical, cellular, and in vivo assays. These studies demonstrate that IPI-145 exerts profound effects on adaptive and innate immunity by inhibiting B and T cell proliferation, blocking neutrophil migration, and inhibiting basophil activation...
November 21, 2013: Chemistry & Biology
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