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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723671/qishenyiqi-pill-attenuates-atherosclerosis-by-promoting-regulatory-t-cells-inhibiting-t-helper-17-cells-and-accelerating-cholesterol-excretion
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Li Peng, Chong-Shan Lv, Yun Zhao, Shao-Dong Chen, Yang Huang, Da-Wei Lu, Shu-Qiong Huang, Zong-Bao Yang, Lin-Chao Qian, Lei Wen
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to explore potential immunoregulatory mechanisms underlying the suppressive effect on atherosclerosis of QiShenYiQi pill (QSYQ). METHODS AND RESULTS: Male ApoE-/- mice were maintained on a Western-type diet and QSYQ treatment for eight weeks. Determination of atherosclerosis demonstrated that QSYQ attenuated plaque formation and decreased the level of blood low-density lipoproteins-cholesterol. QSYQ treatment did not affect body weight but reduced the ratio of liver weight and body weight...
July 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723659/data-driven-analysis-of-immune-infiltrate-in-a-large-cohort-of-breast-cancer-and-its-association-with-disease-progression-er-activity-and-genomic-complexity
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Ruth Dannenfelser, Marianne Nome, Andliena Tahiri, Josie Ursini-Siegel, Hans Kristian Moen Vollan, Vilde D Haakensen, Åslaug Helland, Bjørn Naume, Carlos Caldas, Anne-Lise Børresen-Dale, Vessela N Kristensen, Olga G Troyanskaya
The tumor microenvironment is now widely recognized for its role in tumor progression, treatment response, and clinical outcome. The intratumoral immunological landscape, in particular, has been shown to exert both pro-tumorigenic and anti-tumorigenic effects. Identifying immunologically active or silent tumors may be an important indication for administration of therapy, and detecting early infiltration patterns may uncover factors that contribute to early risk. Thus far, direct detailed studies of the cell composition of tumor infiltration have been limited; with some studies giving approximate quantifications using immunohistochemistry and other small studies obtaining detailed measurements by isolating cells from excised tumors and sorting them using flow cytometry...
July 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723576/an-atlas-of-human-regulatory-t-helper-like-cells-reveals-features-of-th2-like-tregs-that-support-a-tumorigenic-environment
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Leena Halim, Marco Romano, Reuben McGregor, Isabel Correa, Polychronis Pavlidis, Nathali Grageda, Sec-Julie Hoong, Muhammed Yuksel, Wayel Jassem, Rosalind F Hannen, Mark Ong, Olivia Mckinney, Bu'Hussain Hayee, Sophia N Karagiannis, Nicholas Powell, Robert I Lechler, Estefania Nova-Lamperti, Giovanna Lombardi
Regulatory T cells (Tregs) play a pivotal role in maintaining immunological tolerance, but they can also play a detrimental role by preventing antitumor responses. Here, we characterized T helper (Th)-like Treg subsets to further delineate their biological function and tissue distribution, focusing on their possible contribution to disease states. RNA sequencing and functional assays revealed that Th2-like Tregs displayed higher viability and autocrine interleukin-2 (IL-2)-mediated activation than other subsets...
July 18, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722366/-large-vessel-vasculitis-pathogenesis-diagnostic-and-medical-management
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Alireza Sadrkhah, Jörg D Seebach, Yannick Muller
Large vessels vasculitis includes two diseases : 1) giant cell arteritis, formerly known as Horton's arteritis and 2) Takayasu arteritis. In this article, we will describe and compare the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnostic criteria and medical management of both vasculitis. T helper (Th) 1 and Th17 responses, genetic links and the role of viral (varicella zoster) and bacterial infection (Mycoplasma pneumoniae or Chlamydia pneumoniae) will be discussed. Classification criteria, inflammation biomarkers and progress in imaging tools will also be described...
April 5, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720647/in-situ-targeting-of-dendritic-cells-sets-tolerogenic-environment-and-ameliorates-cd4-t-cell-response-in-the-postischemic-liver
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Dominik Funken, Hellen Ishikawa-Ankerhold, Bernd Uhl, Maximilian Lerchenberger, Markus Rentsch, Doris Mayr, Steffen Massberg, Jens Werner, Andrej Khandoga
CD4(+) T cells recruited to the liver play a key role in the pathogenesis of ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. The mechanism of their activation during alloantigen-independent I/R is not completely understood. We hypothesized that liver-resident dendritic cells (DCs) interact with CD4(+) T cells in the postischemic liver and that modulation of DCs or T-cell-DC interactions attenuates liver inflammation. In mice, warm hepatic I/R (90/120-240 min) was induced. Tolerogenic DCs were generated in situ by pretreatment of animals with the vitamin D analog paricalcitol...
July 18, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720058/long-form-of-thymic-stromal-lymphopoietin-of-keratinocytes-is-induced-by-protein-allergens
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Yasutaka Kuroda, Takuo Yuki, Yutaka Takahashi, Hitoshi Sakaguchi, Kayoko Matsunaga, Hiroshi Itagaki
A growing body of evidence suggests that epicutaneous sensitization of protein allergens induces immediate-type hypersensitivity (IHS) following induction of Type 2 immune responses in animals and humans. Thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) derived from keratinocytes is a cytokine that can activate dendritic cells and has been implicated in development of inflammatory Type 2 helper T-cells. However, there is no direct evidence that allergens directly regulate TSLP expression in keratinocytes. This study aimed to evaluate the response of TSLP to protein allergens in cultured human keratinocytes and to identify appropriate endpoints for IHS...
December 2017: Journal of Immunotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719434/primary-cutaneous-small-medium-cd4-t-cell-lymphoproliferative-disorder-occurring-in-a-patient-with-metastatic-melanoma
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Jonathan J Davick, Elizabeth Gaughan, Megan Barry, Alejandro A Gru
Therapeutic agents designed to stimulate the immune system are now cornerstones in the treatment of metastatic melanoma. These drugs promote lymphocyte growth and survival, which could plausibly result in clinical lymphoproliferative disorders. We report the case of a 62-year-old female with metastatic melanoma who developed primary cutaneous small/medium CD4 T-cell lymphoproliferative disorder (PC-SMTCL) after treatment with vemurafenib and recombinant high-dose interleukin-2 (IL-2). The patient developed a painless red papule behind the ear...
July 14, 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719288/evaluation-of-the-protective-effect-of-deoxyribonucleic-acid-vaccines-encoding-granule-antigen-2-and-5-against-acute-toxoplasmosis-in-balb-c-mice
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Xiao Teng Ching, Mun Yik Fong, Yee Ling Lau
AbstractToxoplasma gondii infects a broad range of warm-blooded hosts, including humans. Important clinical manifestations include encephalitis in immunocompromised patients as well as miscarriage and fetal damage during early pregnancy. Toxoplasma gondii dense granule antigen 2 and 5 (GRA2 and GRA5) are essential for parasitophorous vacuole development of the parasite. To evaluate the potential of GRA2 and GRA5 as recombinant DNA vaccine candidates, these antigens were cloned into eukaryotic expression vector (pcDNA 3...
June 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719267/comparison-of-cytokine-responses-in-ecuadorian-children-infected-with-giardia-ascaris-or-both-parasites
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Jill Weatherhead, Andrea Arévalo Cortés, Carlos Sandoval, Maritza Vaca, Martha Chico, Sophia Loor, Philip J Cooper, Rojelio Mejia
AbstractMore than 2 billion people are infected with parasites globally, and the majority have coinfections. Intestinal protozoa and helminths induce polarizing CD4(+) T-helper cell 1 (Th1) mediated cytokine responses within the host. Such immune polarization may inhibit the ability of the host to mount an adequate immune response for pathogen clearance to concurrent pathogens. The current study evaluated the plasma cytokine profile in Ascaris and Giardia coinfected children compared with Giardia- and Ascaris-only infected children...
June 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719212/proteochemometrics-based-prediction-of-peptide-binding-to-hla-dp-proteins
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Ventsislav Yordanov, Ivan Dimitrov, Irini Doytchinova
Human leukocyte antigens (HLA) class II proteins are involved in the antigen processing in the antigen presenting cells. They form complexes with antigen peptide fragments. The peptide-HLA protein complexes are presented on the cell surface where they are recognized by helper T cells (Th cells). HLA-DP is one of the three HLA class II loci. The HLA-DP proteins are associated with a significant number of autoimmune diseases, as well as with a susceptibility or resistance to a number of infectious agents. In the present study, we apply proteochemometrics - a method for bioactivity modeling of multiple ligands binding to multiple target proteins - to derive and validate a robust model for peptide binding prediction to 7 most frequent HLA-DP proteins...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718957/elevated-levels-of-il-22-and-il-17a-producing-t-helper-cells-in-cholangiocarcinomarelated-to-liver-fluke-infection
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Si-Biao Su, Jian-Feng Zhang, Fei-Fei Huang, Yu Cen, Hai-Xing Jiang
Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) associated with liver fluke infection appears to involve inflammatory and immune processes, but whether these involve the proinflammatory cytokine interleukin-17A (IL-17A) and proliferative cytokine interleukin-22 (IL-22) is unclear.We compared levels of IL-22- or IL-17A-producing T helper cells and cytokine levels in 30 CCA patients with long-term liver fluke infection, 40 patients with liver-fluke infection but not CCA and 16 healthy controls. Analyses were performed using immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry, ELISA and RT-PCR...
July 18, 2017: Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716804/type-i-interferon-is-required-for-t-helper-th-2-induction-by-dendritic-cells
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Lauren M Webb, Rachel J Lundie, Jessica G Borger, Sheila L Brown, Lisa M Connor, Adam Nr Cartwright, Annette M Dougall, Ruud Hp Wilbers, Peter C Cook, Lucy H Jackson-Jones, Alexander T Phythian-Adams, Cecilia Johansson, Daniel M Davis, Benjamin G Dewals, Franca Ronchese, Andrew S MacDonald
Type 2 inflammation is a defining feature of infection with parasitic worms (helminths), as well as being responsible for widespread suffering in allergies. However, the precise mechanisms involved in T helper (Th) 2 polarization by dendritic cells (DCs) are currently unclear. We have identified a previously unrecognized role for type I IFN (IFN-I) in enabling this process. An IFN-I signature was evident in DCs responding to the helminth Schistosoma mansoni or the allergen house dust mite (HDM). Further, IFN-I signaling was required for optimal DC phenotypic activation in response to helminth antigen (Ag), and efficient migration to, and localization with, T cells in the draining lymph node (dLN)...
July 17, 2017: EMBO Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715559/interferon-%C3%AE-treatment-of-human-laryngotracheal-stenosis-derived-fibroblasts
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Kevin Motz, Idris Samad, Linda X Yin, Michael K Murphy, Madhavi Duvvuri, Dacheng Ding, Alexander T Hillel
Importance: Laryngotracheal stenosis (LTS) is a fibroproliferative disorder of the glottis, subglottis, and trachea. In models of fibrosis from other organ systems, the CD4+ T-cell response has been shown to regulate extracellular matrix deposition. Specifically, helper T cell 2 (TH2) promotes fibrosis, whereas TH1 and associated cytokines have been shown to be antifibrotic. However, this antifibrotic effect of the TH1 response has not been demonstrated in LTS. Objective: To determine whether the TH1 cytokine interferon-γ inhibits the function of LTS-derived fibroblasts in vitro...
July 13, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714174/immunological-properties-and-protective-efficacy-of-a-single-mycobacterial-antigen-displayed-on-polyhydroxybutyrate-beads
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Patricia Rubio-Reyes, Natalie A Parlane, Bryce M Buddle, D Neil Wedlock, Bernd H A Rehm
In 2015, there were an estimated 10.4 million new tuberculosis (TB) cases and 1.4 million deaths worldwide. Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG), an attenuated strain of Mycobacterium bovis, is the vaccine available against TB, but it is insufficient for global TB control. This study evaluated the immunogenicity of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis antigen Rv1626 in mice while assessing the effect of co-delivering either Cpe30 (immunostimulatory peptide), CS.T3378-395 (promiscuous T helper epitope) or flagellin (TLR5 agonist) or a combination of all three immunostimulatory agents...
July 17, 2017: Microbial Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713999/elevated-fibrinogen%C3%A2-like-protein-2-in-tnbs%C3%A2-induced-colitis-mice-association-with-th17-and-regulatory-t-cells
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Haihua Lin, Renpin Chen, Xuepei Jiang, Xiaoli Wu, Xielin Huang, Xiuli Dong, Xu Yang, Xiuqing Lin, Xin Chen, Xiangrong Chen, Zhiming Huang
The etiology and pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is complex and remains to be completely elucidated. Numerous cytokines are associated with the initiation and development of IBD. Fibrinogen‑like protein 2 (FGL2), an immunosuppressive cytokine expressed by regulatory cluster of differentiation (CD)4+ T (Treg) cells, has been identified to be important for immunomodulatory activity in the inflammatory state. Therefore, the present study investigated the expression of FGL2 and interleukin (IL)‑17 in trinitro‑benzene‑sulfonic acid (TNBS)‑induced colitis mice to identify the function of FGL2, based on the effector CD4+ T helper (Th)17/Treg balance, in IBD...
July 15, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713973/a-dichloromethane-fraction-of-triticum-aestivum-sprouts-reduces-allergic-immune-response-through-inhibiting-th2-differentiation-in-ovalbumin%C3%A2-immunized-mice
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Hyeon-Hui Ki, Sung-Woo Hwang, Ji-Hyun Lee, Young-Ho Kim, Dae-Ki Kim, Young-Mi Lee
Triticum aestivum sprouts are small shoots that germinate from seeds and are consumed as a dietary supplement. The present study aimed to determine whether a dichloromethane fraction isolated from Triticum aestivum sprouts (TDF) suppressed the allergic immune response in ovalbumin (OVA)‑sensitized mice. In vivo experiments were performed by administering TDF or vehicle to mice during the sensitization and this was immediately followed by an intradermal injection of OVA into the ears. Splenocytes isolated from OVA‑sensitized mice were pre‑treated with TDF and re‑challenged with OVA for ex vivo evaluation...
July 15, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713936/epigallocatechin-gallate-attenuates-overload%C3%A2-induced-cardiac-ecm-remodeling-via-restoring-t-cell-homeostasis
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Yongsheng Han, Qingtong Wang, Xizhen Fan, Jun Chu, Junfu Peng, Yousheng Zhu, Yan Li, Xiaojing Li, Lei Shen, James Asenso, Shanfeng Li
It has previously been demonstrated that Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) has regulatory effects on cellular immunity. The present study explored whether EGCG inhibits the overload‑induced cardiac extracellular matrix (ECM) remodeling through targeting the balance of T cell subpopulations. Sprague‑Dawley rats were subjected to either transverse aortic constriction (TAC) or sham operation. TAC rats were treated with EGCG or valsartan (Val) for 6 weeks. The administration of EGCG or Val ameliorated the overproduction of cardiac collagen, inhibited matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) activity, decreased the expression of tissue inhibitor of MMP‑2, atrial natriuretic peptide and brain natriuretic peptide...
July 15, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713870/il-10-induces-a-stat3-dependent-autoregulatory-loop-in-th2-cells-that-promotes-blimp-1-restriction-of-cell-expansion-via-antagonism-of-stat5-target-genes
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Amanda C Poholek, Dragana Jankovic, Alejandro V Villarino, Franziska Petermann, Angela Hettinga, Dror S Shouval, Scott B Snapper, Susan M Kaech, Stephen R Brooks, Golnaz Vahedi, Alan Sher, Yuka Kanno, John J O'Shea
Blimp-1 expression in T cells extinguishes the fate of T follicular helper cells, drives terminal differentiation, and limits autoimmunity. Although various factors have been described to control Blimp-1 expression in T cells, little is known about what regulates Blimp-1 expression in T helper 2 (TH2) cells and the molecular basis of its actions. We report that signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) unexpectedly played a critical role in regulating Blimp-1 in TH2 cells. Furthermore, we found that the cytokine interleukin-10 (IL-10) acted directly on TH2 cells and was necessary and sufficient to induce optimal Blimp-1 expression through STAT3...
October 2016: Science Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713383/the-toxicological-mechanisms-of-environmental-soot-black-carbon-and-carbon-black-focus-on-oxidative-stress-and-inflammatory-pathways
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Rituraj Niranjan, Ashwani Kumar Thakur
The environmental soot and carbon blacks (CBs) cause many diseases in humans, but their underlying mechanisms of toxicity are still poorly understood. Both are formed after the incomplete combustion of hydrocarbons but differ in their constituents and percent carbon contents. For the first time, "Sir Percival Pott" described soot as a carcinogen, which was subsequently confirmed by many others. The existing data suggest three main types of diseases due to soot and CB exposures: cancer, respiratory diseases, and cardiovascular dysfunctions...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713023/an-extended-mathematical-model-of-tumor-growth-and-its-interaction-with-the-immune-system-to-be-used-for-developing-an-optimized-immunotherapy-treatment-protocol
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Milad Qomlaqi, Fariba Bahrami, Maryam Ajami, Jamshid Hajati
BACKGROUND: chemotherapy is usually known as the main modality for cancer treatment. Nevertheless, most of chronic cancers could not be treated with chemotherapy alone. Immunotherapy is a new modality for cancer treatment that is effective for early stages of cancer and it has fewer side effects compared to chemotherapy, specifically for those types of cancer that are resistant to it. METHOD: This work presents an extended mathematical model to depict interactions between cancerous and adaptive immune system in mouse...
July 13, 2017: Mathematical Biosciences
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