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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631441/genetic-landscape-and-deregulated-pathways-in-b-cell-lymphoid-malignancies
#1
R Rosenquist, S Beà, M-Q Du, B Nadel, Q Pan-Hammarström
With the introduction of next-generation sequencing, the genetic landscape of the complex group of B-cell lymphoid malignancies has rapidly been unravelled in recent years. This has provided important information about recurrent genetic events and identified key pathways deregulated in each lymphoma subtype. In parallel, there has been intense search and development of novel types of targeted therapy that 'hit' central mechanisms in lymphoma pathobiology, such as BTK, PI3K or BCL2 inhibitors. In this review, we will outline the current view of the genetic landscape of selected entities: follicular lymphoma, diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, mantle cell lymphoma, chronic lymphocytic leukaemia and marginal zone lymphoma...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630077/what-are-the-primary-limitations-in-b-cell-affinity-maturation-and-how-much-affinity-maturation-can-we-drive-with-vaccination-breaking-through-immunity-s-glass-ceiling
#2
Garnett Kelsoe, Barton F Haynes
A key goal of HIV-1 vaccine development is the induction of broadly neutralizing antibodies (bnAbs) targeted to the vulnerable regions of the HIV envelope. BnAbs develop over time in ∼50% of HIV-1-infected individuals. However, to date, no vaccines have induced bnAbs and few or none of these vaccine-elicited HIV-1 antibodies carry the high frequencies of V(D)J mutations characteristic of bnAbs. Do the high frequencies of mutations characteristic of naturally induced bnAbs represent a fundamental barrier to the induction of bnAbs by vaccines? Recent studies suggest that high frequencies of V(D)J mutations can be achieved by serial vaccination strategies...
June 19, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630001/host-influence-in-the-genomic-composition-of-flaviviruses-a-multivariate-approach
#3
Diego Simón, Alvaro Fajardo, Martín Sóñora, Adriana Delfraro, Héctor Musto
Flaviviruses present substantial differences in their host range and transmissibility. We studied the evolution of base composition, dinucleotide biases, codon usage and amino acid frequencies in the genus Flavivirus within a phylogenetic framework by principal components analysis. There is a mutual interplay between the evolutionary history of flaviviruses and their respective vectors and/or hosts. Hosts associated to distinct phylogenetic groups may be driving flaviviruses at different pace and through various sequence landscapes, as can be seen for viruses associated with Aedes or Culex spp...
June 16, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629922/vaccination-with-a-codon-optimized-a27l-containing-plasmid-decreases-virus-replication-and-dissemination-after-vaccinia-virus-challenge
#4
Osmarie Martínez, Ariana Bravo Cruz, Saritza Santos, Maite Ramírez, Eric Miranda, Joanna Shisler, Miguel Otero
Smallpox is a disease caused by Variola virus (VARV). Although eradicated by WHO in 1980, the threat of using VARV on a bioterror attack has increased. The current smallpox vaccine ACAM2000, which consists of live vaccinia virus (VACV), causes complications in individuals with a compromised immune system or with previously reported skin diseases. Thus, a safer and efficacious vaccine needs to be developed. Previously, we reported that our virus-free DNA vaccine formulation, a pVAX1 plasmid encoding codon-optimized VACV A27L gene (pA27LOPT) with and without Imiquimod adjuvant, stimulates A27L-specific production of IFN-γ and increases humoral immunity 7days post-vaccination...
June 16, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628017/-combined-immunotherapy-of-reconditional-chronic-non-specific-vulvovaginitis-in-immunocompromised-girls
#5
I Nesterova, S Kovaleva, G Chudilova, L Lomtatidze, V Krutova, I Aslanian, A Tulendinova, V Malinovskaya
Nonspecific chronic vulvovaginitis (CNV) is often a clinical indicator of immune deficiency, especially in young girls. The established violations of the functioning of various parts of the immune system (IS) in this pathology dictate the need to include in the complex of immunomodulatory therapy. The developed program of combined immunotherapy for immunocompromised girls allows to reduce the severity and duration of exacerbation of CNV, their frequency against the background of a significant reduction in the incidence of ARVI...
May 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627389/association-of-genetic-variation-in-b-cell-activating-factor-with-chronic-hepatitis-b-virus-infection
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Qunying Han, Cuiling Yang, Na Li, Fang Li, Jiao Sang, Yi Lv, Wenxuan Zhao, Chunyan Li, Zhengwen Liu
The outcome of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is considered to be related to the host immunogenetic susceptibility. B cell activating factor (BAFF) is involved in both B cell and T cell mediated immunity and its circulating levels were shown to be significantly elevated in HBV-related liver diseases. This study examined BAFF rs9514828 and rs12583006 polymorphisms in 386 patients with various liver diseases related to chronic HBV infection, 69 HBV infection resolvers, and 191 healthy controls. Both rs9514828 and rs12583006 polymorphisms and serum BAFF levels were determined in 232 patients with chronic HBV infection, and 62 healthy controls...
June 13, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626408/pd-1-checkpoint-inhibitor-associated-autoimmune-encephalitis
#7
Stephanie Schneider, Silke Potthast, Paul Komminoth, Guido Schwegler, Steffen Böhm
OBJECTIVE: To report first-hand narrative experience of autoimmune encephalitis and to briefly review currently available evidence of autoimmune encephalitis in cancer patients treated with immune checkpoint inhibitors. SETTING: A case study is presented on the management of a patient who developed autoimmune encephalitis during nivolumab monotherapy occurring after 28 weeks on anti-PD-1 monotherapy (nivolumab 3 mg/kg every 2 weeks) for non-small cell lung cancer...
May 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625622/pd-l1-expression-in-neuroendocrine-tumors-of-the-lung
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Kenjiro Tsuruoka, Hidehito Horinouchi, Yasushi Goto, Shintaro Kanda, Yutaka Fujiwara, Hiroshi Nokihara, Noboru Yamamoto, Keisuke Asakura, Kazuo Nakagawa, Hiroyuki Sakurai, Shun-Ichi Watanabe, Koji Tsuta, Yuichiro Ohe
BACKGROUND: Various tumors express programmed cell death ligand 1 (PD-L1), an immune checkpoint ligand, the expression of which correlates with certain effects of anti-programmed cell death 1 (PD-1)/PD-L1 drugs. The aim of this study was to assess the frequency of PD-L1 expression in each of the types of neuroendocrine tumors of the lung. METHODS: The subjects enrolled in this study were patients who had been diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumors of the lung and had been treated at the National Cancer Center Hospital (Tokyo, Japan) between 1982 and 2010...
June 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623921/genome-wide-analysis-of-codon-usage-bias-in-bovine-coronavirus
#9
Matías Castells, Matías Victoria, Rodney Colina, Héctor Musto, Juan Cristina
BACKGROUND: Bovine coronavirus (BCoV) belong to the genus Betacoronavirus of the family Coronaviridae. BCoV are widespread around the world and cause enteric or respiratory infections among cattle, leading to important economic losses to the beef and dairy industry worldwide. To study the relation of codon usage among viruses and their hosts is essential to understand host-pathogen interaction, evasion from host's immune system and evolution. METHODS: We performed a comprehensive analysis of codon usage and composition of BCoV...
June 17, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623405/genome-dynamics-and-evolution-of-codon-usage-patterns-in-shrimp-viruses
#10
Anuj Tyagi, B T Naveen Kumar, Niraj K Singh
We analysed the genomes and codon usage patterns of seven small (DNA and RNA) shrimp viruses. Effective number of codon (ENC) values indicated moderate (35 < ENC < 50) codon usage bias in shrimp viruses. Correlation analysis between GC compositions at non-synonymous codon and synonymous codon positions (GC1, 2 and GC3) as well as GC3 versus ENC curves indicated varying influences of mutational pressure on codon usage. The presence of deoptimized codons and host-antagonistic codon usage trends in shrimp viruses suggested the adaptation of a slow replication strategy by these viruses to avoid host defences...
June 16, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623127/the-inhibition-of-nlrp3-signaling-attenuates-liver-injury-in-an-%C3%AE-galactosylceramide-induced-hepatitis-model
#11
Ayumu Kanbe, Hiroyasu Ito, Yukari Omori, Akira Hara, Mitsuru Seishima
Inflammasomes are involved in innate immune responses. Several NOD-Like receptors (NLRs) participate in the formation of inflammasomes. NACHT, LRR and PYD domains-containing protein 3 (NALP3) belongs to the NLR family and recognizes adenosine triphosphate (ATP), crystals, and Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS). This study examined the effect of inflammasomes on alpha-galactosylceramide (GalCer)-induced liver injury using NALP3-knockout (KO) mice. GalCer administration induced inflammasome activation and IL-1β-maturation...
June 13, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622710/effect-of-intravenous-immunoglobulin-on-th1-and-th2-lymphocytes-and-improvement-of-pregnancy-outcome-in-recurrent-pregnancy-loss-rpl
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Majid Ahmadi, Samaneh Abdolmohammadi-Vahid, Mahnaz Ghaebi, Leili Aghebati-Maleki, Amir Afkham, Shahla Danaii, Sedigheh Abdollahi-Fard, Lida Heidari, Farhad Jadidi-Niaragh, Vahid Younesi, Mohammad Nouri, Mehdi Yousefi
BACKGROUND: Women with elevated natural killer (NK) cell frequency and function during pregnancy, suffer from recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL). In the present study, the possible effect of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) administration on Th1 and Th2 cell frequency, cytokine secretion, and expression of transcription factors is compared between RPL patients and control group. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Totally, 44 women with a history of RPL (32 women as treated group and 12 as control group) were enrolled in the study...
June 12, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620653/successive-annual-influenza-vaccination-induces-a-recurrent-oligoclonotypic-memory-response-in-circulating-t-follicular-helper-cells
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Ramin Sedaghat Herati, Alexander Muselman, Laura Vella, Bertram Bengsch, Kaela Parkhouse, Daniel Del Alcazar, Jonathan Kotzin, Susan A Doyle, Pablo Tebas, Scott E Hensley, Laura F Su, Kenneth E Schmader, E John Wherry
T follicular helper (Tfh) CD4 cells are crucial providers of B cell help during adaptive immune responses. A circulating population of CD4 T cells, termed cTfh, have similarity to lymphoid Tfh, can provide B cell help, and responded to influenza vaccination. However, it is unclear whether human vaccination-induced cTfh respond in an antigen-specific manner and whether they form long-lasting memory. Here, we identified a cTfh population that expressed multiple T cell activation markers and could be readily identified by coexpression of ICOS and CD38...
February 2017: Science Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619949/expansion-and-activation-of-granulocytic-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells-in-childhood-precursor-b-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#14
Yu-Feng Liu, Ying-Ying Chen, Ying-Yi He, Jia-Yi Wang, Jian-Ping Yang, Shu-Ling Zhong, Nan Jiang, Pan Zhou, Hua Jiang, Jie Zhou
Precursor B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) is a B cell-derived, malignant disorder with the highest incidence among children. In addition to the genetic abnormality, a dysregulated immune system also has an important role in the pathogenesis of B-ALL. Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) represent one of the key drivers in immune tolerance against tumor cells, including various solid tumors and hematologic malignancies. The role of MDSCs in B-ALL remains poorly understood. Here, we showed that the granulocytic (G)-MDSC population was significantly elevated in both the peripheral blood and BM of patients with B-ALL, when compared with age-matched healthy controls...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619514/the-frequency-of-th17%C3%A2-cells-in-the-small-intestine-exhibits-a-day-night-variation-dependent-on-circadian-clock-activity
#15
Ha Pham Thu Le, Yuki Nakamura, Kyoko Oh-Oka, Kayoko Ishimaru, Shotaro Nakajima, Atsuhito Nakao
Interleukin-17-producing CD4(+) T helper (Th17) cells are a key immune lineage that protects against bacterial and fungal infections at mucosal surfaces. At steady state, Th17 cells are abundant in the small intestinal mucosa of mice. There are several mechanisms for regulating the population of Th17 cells in the small intestine, reflecting the importance of maintaining their numbers in the correct balance. Here we demonstrate the existence of a time-of-day-dependent variation in the frequency of Th17 cells in the lamina propria of the small intestine in wild-type mice, which was not observed in mice with a loss-of-function mutation of the core circadian gene Clock or in mice housed under aberrant light/dark conditions...
June 12, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619168/comparison-of-asian-porcine-high-fever-disease-isolates-of-porcine-reproductive-and-respiratory-syndrome-virus-to-united-states-isolates-for-their-ability-to-cause-disease-and-secondary-bacterial-infection-in-swine
#16
Susan L Brockmeier, Crystal L Loving, Mitchel V Palmer, Allyn Spear, Tracy L Nicholson, Kay S Faaberg, Kelly M Lager
Epidemiologic data from Asian outbreaks of highly-pathogenic (HP) porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) suggest that disease severity was associated with both the virulence of the PRRSV isolates and secondary bacterial infections. Previous reports have indicated that U.S. isolates of PRRSV predispose to secondary bacterial infections as well, but the severity of disease that occurred in Asia in pigs infected with these HP-PRRSV strains has not been reported in the U.S. The objectives of this research were to compare the pathogenesis of Asian and U...
May 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619044/differing-specificities-and-isotypes-of-anti-citrullinated-peptide-protein-antibodies-in-palindromic-rheumatism-and-rheumatoid-arthritis
#17
Sonia Cabrera-Villalba, María José Gomara, Juan D Cañete, Julio Ramírez, Georgina Salvador, Virginia Ruiz-Esquide, Maria Victoria Hernández, José Inciarte-Mundo, Isabel Haro, Raimon Sanmartí
BACKGROUND: To analyze differences in the recognition of anti-citrullinated peptide/protein antibody (ACPA) citrullinated epitopes and isotypes in patients with palindromic rheumatism (PR) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: ACPA fine specificities (citrullinated peptides of enolase, fibrin, and vimentin) and isotypes (IgG, IgM, and IgA) were analyzed in 54 patients with longstanding PR and 54 patients with established RA. RESULTS: CCP2 tested positive in 66...
June 15, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617678/single-variant-bottleneck-in-the-early-dynamics-of-h-influenzae-bacteremia-in-neonatal-rats-questions-the-theory-of-independent-action
#18
Xinxian Shao, Bruce Levin, Ilya Nemenman
There is an abundance of information about the genetic basis, physiological and molecular mechanisms of bacterial pathogenesis. In contrast, relatively little is known about population dynamic processes, by which bacteria colonize hosts and invade tissues and cells and thereby cause disease. In an article published in 1978, Moxon and Murphy presented evidence that, when inoculated intranasally with a mixture streptomycin sensitive and resistant (Sm (S) and Sm (R) ) and otherwise isogenic strains of Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), neonatal rats develop a bacteremic infection that often is dominated by only one strain, Sm (S) or Sm (R) ...
June 15, 2017: Physical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617321/evolving-identification-of-blood-cells-associated-with-clinically-isolated-syndrome-importance-of-time-since-clinical-presentation-and-diagnostic-mri
#19
Stephanie Trend, Anderson P Jones, Sian Geldenhuys, Scott N Byrne, Marzena J Fabis-Pedrini, David Nolan, David R Booth, William M Carroll, Robyn M Lucas, Allan G Kermode, Prue H Hart
It is not clear how the profile of immune cells in peripheral blood differs between patients with clinically isolated syndrome (CIS) and healthy controls (HC). This study aimed to identify a CIS peripheral blood signature that may provide clues for potential immunomodulatory approaches early in disease. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) were collected from 18 people with CIS, 19 HC and 13 individuals with other demyelinating conditions (ODC) including multiple sclerosis (MS). Individuals with CIS separated into two groups, namely those with early (≤14 days post-diagnostic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI); n = 6) and late (≥27 days; n = 12) blood sampling...
June 15, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616771/androgen-supplementation-improves-some-but-not-all-aspects-of-immune-senescence-in-aged-male-macaques
#20
Maham Rais, Randall M Wilson, Henryk F Urbanski, Ilhem Messaoudi
Aging leads to a progressive decline in immune function commonly referred to as immune senescence, which results in increased incidence and severity of infection. In addition, older males experience a significant disruption in their levels of circulating androgens, notably testosterone and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), which has been linked to sarcopenia, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. Since sex steroid levels modulate immune function, it is possible that the age-related decline in androgen levels can also affect immune senescence...
June 14, 2017: GeroScience
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