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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034905/the-hygiene-hypothesis-in-autoimmunity-the-role-of-pathogens-and-commensals
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REVIEW
Jean-François Bach
The incidence of autoimmune diseases has been steadily rising. Concomitantly, the incidence of most infectious diseases has declined. This observation gave rise to the hygiene hypothesis, which postulates that a reduction in the frequency of infections contributes directly to the increase in the frequency of autoimmune and allergic diseases. This hypothesis is supported by robust epidemiological data, but the underlying mechanisms are unclear. Pathogens are known to be important, as autoimmune disease is prevented in various experimental models by infection with different bacteria, viruses and parasites...
October 16, 2017: Nature Reviews. Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033946/exploitation-of-scavenger-receptor-macrophage-receptor-with-collagenous-structure-by-cryptococcus-neoformans-promotes-alternative-activation-of-pulmonary-lymph-node-cd11b-conventional-dendritic-cells-and-non-protective-th2-bias
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Jintao Xu, Adam Flaczyk, Lori M Neal, Zhenzong Fa, Daphne Cheng, Mike Ivey, Bethany B Moore, Jeffrey L Curtis, John J Osterholzer, Michal A Olszewski
Macrophage receptor with collagenous structure (MARCO) contributes to fungal containment during the early/innate phase of cryptococcal infection; however, its role in adaptive antifungal immunity remains unknown. Using a murine model of cryptococcosis, we compared host adaptive immune responses in wild-type and MARCO(-/-) mice throughout an extended time course post-infection. Unlike in early infection, MARCO deficiency resulted in improved pulmonary fungal clearance and diminished cryptococcal dissemination during the efferent phase...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031942/morbidity-in-new-zealand-pesticide-producers-exposed-to-2-3-7-8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin-tcdd
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Andrea 't Mannetje, Amanda Eng, Chris Walls, Evan Dryson, Jeroen Douwes, Pier Bertazzi, Simon Ryder-Lewis, David Scott, Collin Brooks, Dave McLean, Soo Cheng, Neil Pearce
OBJECTIVES: To conduct a cross-sectional morbidity survey among 245 former employees of a pesticide production plant exposed to 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) in New Zealand. METHODS: Demographic factors and health information were collected in face-to-face interviews. TCDD, lipids, thyroid hormones, glucose and immunoglobulin G (IgG) were determined in non-fasting blood. For 111 participants, a neurological examination was conducted. Associations between health outcomes and working in a TCDD exposed job (prevalence 49%) and serum TCDD concentration≥10pg/g lipid (18%) were assessed using logistic regression whilst controlling for age, gender, smoking, body mass index and ethnicity...
October 11, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030320/atp-released-from-astrocytes-modulates-action-potential-threshold-and-spontaneous-excitatory-postsynaptic-currents-in-the-neonatal-rat-prefrontal-cortex
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Edward Beamer, Gergely Kovács, Beata Sperlágh
Maternal immune activation during pregnancy is a risk factor for neurodevelopmental disorders, such as schizophrenia; however, a full mechanistic understanding has yet to be established. The activity of a transient cell population, the subplate neurons, is critical for the development of cortical inhibition and functional thalamocortical connections. Sensitivity of these cells to factors released during inflammation, therefore, may offer a link between maternal immune activation and the aberrant cortical development underlying some neuropsychiatric disorders...
October 10, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029951/intrahepatic-v%C3%AE-9v%C3%AE-2-t-cells-from-hcv-infected-patients-show-an-exhausted-phenotype-but-can-inhibit-hcv-replication
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E Cimini, V Bordoni, A Sacchi, U Visco-Comandini, M Montalbano, C Taibi, R Casetti, E Lalle, G D'Offizi, M R Capobianchi, C Agrati
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) persistence results from inefficiencies of both innate and adaptive immune responses to eradicate the infection. A functional impairment of circulating Vγ9Vδ2 T-cells was described but few data are available on Vγ9Vδ2 T-cells in the liver that, however, represents the battlefield in the HCV/host interaction. Aim of this work was to compare circulating and intrahepatic Vγ9Vδ2 T-cells in chronic HCV-infected patients (HCV(pos)) and in HCV-negative (HCV(neg)) subjects. Phenotypic and functional analysis was performed by flow cytometry...
October 10, 2017: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029941/timeliness-of-childhood-vaccination-in-the-federated-states-of-micronesia
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Ashley Tippins, Andrew J Leidner, Mehreen Meghani, Aja Griffin, Louisa Helgenberger, Mawuli Nyaku, J Michael Underwood
BACKGROUND: Vaccination coverage is typically measured as the proportion of individuals who have received recommended vaccine doses by the date of assessment. This approach does not provide information about receipt of vaccines by the recommended age, which is critical for ensuring optimal protection from vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs). OBJECTIVE: To assess vaccination timeliness in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), and the projected impact of suboptimal vaccination in the event of an outbreak...
October 10, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029171/effect-of-hiv-on-the-frequency-and-number-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-specific-cd4-t-cells-in-blood-and-the-airways-in-latent-tuberculosis-infection
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Rubina Bunjun, Catherine Riou, Andreia P Soares, Narjis Thawer, Tracey L Müller, Agano Kiravu, Zekarias Ginbot, Tolu Oni, Rene Goliath, Barbara Kalsdorf, Florian von Groote-Bidlingmaier, Willem Hanekom, Gerhard Walzl, Robert J Wilkinson, Wendy A Burgers
HIV-1 infection substantially increases the risk of developing tuberculosis (TB). There is extensive depletion of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tuberculosis)-specific CD4+ T cells in blood in early HIV infection, but little is known about responses in the lungs at this stage. Given that mucosal organs are a principal target for HIV-mediated CD4 destruction, we investigated M.tuberculosis-specific responses in bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), in persons with latent TB infection and untreated HIV-1 co-infection with preserved CD4 counts...
October 5, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028182/hypothesis-rna-and-dna-viral-sequence-integration-into-the-mammalian-host-genome-supports-long-term-b-cell-and-t-cell-adaptive-immunity
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Julia L Hurwitz, Bart G Jones, Emmanuelle Charpentier, David L Woodland
Viral sequence integration into the mammalian genome has long been perceived as a health risk. In some cases, integration translates to chronic viral infection, and in other instances, oncogenic gene mutations occur. However, research also shows that animal cells can benefit from integrated viral sequences (e.g., to support host cell development or to silence foreign invaders). Here we propose that, comparable with the clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats that provide bacteria with adaptive immunity against invasive bacteriophages, animal cells may co-opt integrated viral sequences to support immune memory...
October 13, 2017: Viral Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028038/hybrid-optical-pumping-of-k-and-rb-atoms-in-a-paraffin-coated-vapor-cell
#9
Wenhao Li, Xiang Peng, Dmitry Budker, Arne Wickenbrock, Bo Pang, Rui Zhang, Hong Guo
Dynamic hybrid optical pumping effects with a radio-frequency field-driven nonlinear magneto-optical rotation scheme are studied in a dual-species paraffin coated vapor cell. By pumping K atoms and probing Rb87 atoms, we achieve an intrinsic magnetic resonance linewidth of 3 Hz, and the observed resonance is immune to power broadening and light-shift effects. Such an operation scheme shows favorable prospects for atomic magnetometry applications.
October 15, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027915/a-combination-of-immune-checkpoint-inhibition-with-metronomic-chemotherapy-as-a-way-of-targeting-therapy-resistant-cancer-cells
#10
REVIEW
Irina Kareva
Therapeutic resistance remains a major obstacle in treating many cancers, particularly in advanced stages. It is likely that cytotoxic lymphocytes (CTLs) have the potential to eliminate therapy-resistant cancer cells. However, their effectiveness may be limited either by the immunosuppressive tumor microenvironment, or by immune cell death induced by cytotoxic treatments. High-frequency low-dose (also known as metronomic) chemotherapy can help improve the activity of CTLs by providing sufficient stimulation for cytotoxic immune cells without excessive depletion...
October 13, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027077/optimization-of-dendritic-cell-mediated-cytotoxic-t-cell-activation-by-tracking-of-dendritic-cell-migration-using-reporter-gene-imaging
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Hongje Lee, Ho Won Lee, You La Lee, Yong Hyun Jeon, Shin Young Jeong, Sang-Woo Lee, Jaetae Lee, Byeong-Cheol Ahn
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to optimize the dendritic cell (DC)-mediated T-cell activation using reporter gene imaging and flow cytometric analysis in living mice. PROCEDURES: A murine dendritic cell line (DC2.4) co-expressing effluc and Thy1.1 genes were established by transfection with retroviral vectors. Thy1.1 positive cells were sorted by magnetic bead separation system (DC2.4/effluc). Cell proliferation assay and phenotype analysis to determine the effects of gene transduction on the function of dendritic cells between parental DC2...
October 12, 2017: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026071/arginine-methylation-catalyzed-by-prmt1-is-required-for-b-cell-activation-and-differentiation
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Simona Infantino, Amanda Light, Kristy O'Donnell, Vanessa Bryant, Danielle T Avery, Michael Elliott, Stuart G Tangye, Gabrielle Belz, Fabienne Mackay, Stephane Richard, David Tarlinton
Arginine methylation catalyzed by protein arginine methyltransferases (PRMT) is a common post-translational modification in mammalian cells, regulating many important functions including cell signalling, proliferation and differentiation. Here we show the role of PRMT1 in B-cell activation and differentiation. PRMT1 expression and activity in human and mouse peripheral B cells increases in response to in vitro or in vivo activation. Deletion of the Prmt1 gene in mature B cells establishes that although the frequency and phenotype of peripheral B cell subsets seem unaffected, immune responses to T-cell-dependent and -independent antigens are substantially reduced...
October 12, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025906/comparative-profiling-of-hla-dr-and-hla-dq-associated-factor-viii-peptides-presented-by-monocyte-derived-dendritic-cells
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Ivan Peyron, Robin B Hartholt, Laura Pedró-Cos, Floris van Alphen, Anja Ten Brinke, Neubury Lardy, Sander Meijer, Jan Voorberg
The development of anti-factor VIII antibodies represents a major complication in the treatment of patients with hemophilia A. Generation of high affinity anti-factor VIII antibodies is dependent on help provided by CD4+ T cells that recognize factor VIII-derived peptides presented on class II major histocompatibility complex on the surface of antigen presenting cells. In order to identify the immune-dominant epitopes that can be presented to CD4+ T cells, we previously developed a mass-spectrometry based method to identify factor VIII derived peptides that are presented on human leucocyte antigen (HLA)-DR...
October 12, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025273/higher-frequencies-of-circulating-icos-il-21-t-follicular-helper-cells-and-plasma-cells-in-patients-with-new-onset-membranous-nephropathy
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Zhihui Zhang, Yunpeng Shi, Kunmeng Yang, Rebecca Crew, Haifeng Wang, Yanfang Jiang
BACKGROUND: T follicular helper (TFH) cells and B cells are known to regulate humoral immune responses. This study is aimed at examining the putative contribution of different subsets of circulating of TFH cells and B cells to membranous nephropathy (MN). METHODS: A total of 45 MN patients and 19 healthy controls (HCs) were examined for the number of TFH cells and B cells by flow cytometry. The level of 24-h urinary protein and eGFR were calculated, and the level of serum cytokines was examined...
October 13, 2017: Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024140/do-genetic-drift-and-accumulation-of-deleterious-mutations-preclude-adaptation-empirical-investigation-using-radseq-in-a-northern-lacustrine-fish
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Charles Perrier, Anne-Laure Ferchaud, Pascal Sirois, Isabel Thibault, Louis Bernatchez
Understanding genomic signatures of divergent selection underlying long-term adaptation in populations located in heterogeneous environments is a key goal in evolutionary biology. In this study, we investigated neutral, adaptive and deleterious genetic variation using 7,192 SNPs in 31 Lake Trout (Salvelinus namaycush) populations (n = 673) from Québec, Canada. Average genetic diversity was low, weakly shared among lakes, and positively correlated to lake size, indicating a major role for genetic drift subsequent to lake isolation...
October 12, 2017: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023682/short-term-cytokine-stimulation-reveals-regulatory-t-cells-with-down-regulated-foxp3-expression-in-human-peripheral-blood
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Paula Tabares, Susanne Berr, Daniela Langenhorst, Birgit Sawitzki, Ineke Ten Berge, Hans-Peter Tony, Thomas Hünig
The identification of regulatory T cells (Treg cells) in human peripheral blood is an important tool in diagnosis, research and therapeutic intervention. As compared to lymphoid tissues, the frequencies of circulating Treg cells identified as CD4(+) CD25(+) Foxp3(+) are, however, low. We here show that many of these cells remain undetected due to transient down regulation of Foxp3, which rapidly decays in the absence of cytokine-mediated STAT5 signals. Short-term incubation of PBMCs or isolated CD4(+) T-cells, but not of lymph node cells, with IL-2, -7, or -15 more than doubles the frequency of Foxp3(+) CD25(+) among CD4(+) T-cells detectable by flow cytometry...
October 11, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023643/improved-survival-of-patients-with-melanoma-brain-metastases-in-the-era-of-targeted-braf-and-immune-checkpoint-therapies
#17
Sarah Sloot, Yian A Chen, Xiuhua Zhao, Jamie L Weber, Jacob J Benedict, James J Mulé, Keiran S Smalley, Jeffrey S Weber, Jonathan S Zager, Peter A Forsyth, Vernon K Sondak, Geoffrey T Gibney
BACKGROUND: The development of brain metastases is common for systemic treatment failure in patients with melanoma and has been associated with a poor prognosis. Recent advances with BRAF and immune checkpoint therapies have led to improved patient survival. Herein, the authors evaluated the risk of de novo brain metastases and survival among patients with melanoma brain metastases (MBM) since the introduction of more effective therapies. METHODS: Patients with unresectable AJCC stage III/IV melanoma who received first-line systemic therapy at Moffitt Cancer Center between 2000 and 2012 were identified...
October 12, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023360/honokiol-increases-cd4-t-cell-activation-and-decreases-tnf-but-fails-to-improve-survival-following-sepsis
#18
Nathan J Klingensmith, Ching-Wen Chen, Zhe Liang, Eileen M Burd, Alton B Farris, Jack L Arbiser, Mandy L Ford, Craig M Coopersmith
Honokiol is a biphenolic isolate extracted from the bark of the magnolia tree that has been used in traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine, and has more recently been investigated for its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. Honokiol has previously been demonstrated to improve survival in sepsis models that have rapid 100% lethality. The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of Honokiol on the host response in a model of sepsis that more closely approximates human disease. Male and female C57BL/6 mice underwent cecal ligation and puncture (CLP) to induce polymicrobial intraabdominal sepsis...
October 11, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023267/enhanced-th17-responses-in-patients-with-il10-receptor-deficiency-and-infantile-onset-ibd
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Dror S Shouval, Liza Konnikova, Alexandra E Griffith, Sarah M Wall, Amlan Biswas, Lael Werner, Moran Nunberg, Jochen Kammermeier, Jeremy A Goettel, Rajsavi Anand, Hannah Chen, Batia Weiss, Jian Li, Anthony Loizides, Baruch Yerushalmi, Tadahiro Yanagi, Rita Beier, Laurie S Conklin, Christen L Ebens, Fernanda G M S Santos, Mary Sherlock, Jeffery D Goldsmith, Daniel Kotlarz, Sarah C Glover, Neil Shah, Athos Bousvaros, Holm H Uhlig, Aleixo M Muise, Christoph Klein, Scott B Snapper
BACKGROUND: IL10 receptor (IL10R) deficiency causes severe infantile-onset inflammatory bowel disease. Intact IL10R-dependent signals have been shown to be important for innate and adaptive immune cell functions in mice. We have previously reported a key role of IL10 in the generation and function of human anti-inflammatory macrophages. Independent of innate immune cell defects, the aim of the current study was to determine the role of IL10R signaling in regulating human CD4 T-cell function...
October 11, 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022155/some-immunological-responses-of-common-carp-cyprinus-carpio-fingerling-to-acute-extremely-low-frequency-electromagnetic-fields-50%C3%A2-hz
#20
Mahsa Mohammadi-Zadeh Khoshroo, Mehdi Shamsaie Mehrjan, Farzaneh Samiee, Mehdi Soltani, Seyed Pezhman Hosseini Shekarabi
Increasing of anthropogenic electromagnetic fields in aquatic environments has been recently become the core of attention. In this study, the effect of extremely low-frequency electromagnetic fields (50 Hz) on immune status and metabolic markers of common carp fingerling was assessed. The fish were exposed to extremely low-frequency electromagnetic fields at four intensities of 0.1, 0.5, 1, and 2 mT only once for 2 h; then, they were reared for 60 days. Results showed that the levels of aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and alanine transaminase (ALT) and alkaline phosphatase (ALP) were increased with an increase in the electromagnetic field intensity on 15 and 60 days post exposure...
October 11, 2017: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
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