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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150694/inhibition-of-intimal-hyperplasia-in-murine-aortic-allografts-by-administration-of-a-small-molecule-tlr4-inhibitor-tak-242
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Chuangyan Wu, Xiangchao Ding, Cheng Zhou, Ping Ye, Yuan Sun, Jie Wu, Anchen Zhang, Xiaofan Huang, Lingyun Ren, Ke Wang, Peng Deng, Zhang Yue, Jiuling Chen, Sihua Wang, Jiahong Xia
Graft arteriosclerosis (GA) is the leading cause of late cardiac allograft dysfunction. The innate immune system plays a major role in GA, paprticularly Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) signaling. Here we characterized the role of TLR4 and its antagonist TAK-242 in a mouse model of GA. BALB/c (H-2d) donor aortas were transplanted into C57BL/6 (H-2b) recipients, and the mice received intraperitoneal injection of 3 or 10 mg/kg of TAK-242 or vehicle every other day for 1, 2, 4, 6, 8 and 12 weeks. With TAK-242 administration, intimal hyperplasia initially appeared at 2 weeks after transplantation, and TAK-242 postponed the progression of neointimal formation in allogeneic aortic grafts...
November 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149923/gastrointestinal-and-hepatic-disease-in-systemic-sclerosis
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Tracy M Frech, Diane Mar
Although classification criteria for systemic sclerosis (SSc) do not incorporate gastrointestinal tract (GIT) manifestations often present in this disease, the GIT is the most common internal organ involved. Pathophysiology of GIT involvement is thought to be similar to other organs in SSc with fibroproliferative vascular lesions of small arteries and arterioles, increased production of profibrotic growth factors, and alterations of innate, humoral, and cellular immunity. These processes result in neuropathy progressing to myopathy with eventual fibrosis...
February 2018: Rheumatic Diseases Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149896/liposomal-vaccine-formulations-as-prophylactic-agents-design-considerations-for-modern-vaccines
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Luis O De Serrano, David J Burkhart
Vaccinology is one of the most important cornerstones in modern medicine, providing better quality of life. The human immune system is composed of innate and adaptive immune processes that interplay when infection occurs. Innate immunity relies on pathogen-associated molecular patterns which are recognized by pathogen recognition receptors localized in antigen presenting cells. After antigen processing and presentation, CD4(+) T cell polarization occurs, further leading to B cell and CD8(+) activation and humoral and cell-mediated adaptive immune responses...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149056/characterization-of-ovine-a3z1-restriction-properties-against-small-ruminant-lentiviruses-srlvs
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Lorena de Pablo-Maiso, Idoia Glaria, Helena Crespo, Estanislao Nistal-Villán, Valgerdur Andrésdóttir, Damián de Andrés, Beatriz Amorena, Ramsés Reina
Intrinsic factors of the innate immune system include the apolipoprotein B editing enzyme catalytic polypeptide-like 3 (APOBEC3) protein family. APOBEC3 inhibits replication of different virus families by cytosine deamination of viral DNA and a not fully characterized cytosine deamination-independent mechanism. Sheep are susceptible to small ruminant lentivirus (SRLVs) infection and contain three APOBEC3 genes encoding four proteins (A3Z1, Z2, Z3 and Z2-Z3) with yet not deeply described antiviral properties...
November 17, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147621/in-depth-immunophenotyping-of-patients-with-glioblastoma-multiforme-impact-of-steroid-treatment
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Guranda Chitadze, Charlotte Flüh, Elgar Susanne Quabius, Sandra Freitag-Wolf, Christian Peters, Marcus Lettau, Jaydeep Bhat, Daniela Wesch, Hans-Heinrich Oberg, Stefanie Luecke, Ottmar Janssen, Michael Synowitz, Janka Held-Feindt, Dieter Kabelitz
Despite aggressive treatment regimens based on surgery and radiochemotherapy, the prognosis of patients with grade IV glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) remains extremely poor, calling for alternative options such as immunotherapy. Immunological mechanisms including the Natural Killer Group 2 member D (NKG2D) receptor-ligand system play an important role in tumor immune surveillance and targeting the NKG2D system might be beneficial. However, before considering any kind of immunotherapy, a precise characterization of the immune system is important, particularly in GBM patients where conventional therapies with impact on the immune system are frequently co-administered...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147558/discovery-and-design-of-self-assembling-peptides
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Shuguang Zhang
Peptides are ubiquitous in nature and useful in many fields, from agriculture as pesticides, in medicine as antibacterial and antifungal drugs founded in the innate immune systems, to medicinal chemistry as hormones. However, the concept of peptides as materials was not recognized until 1990 when a self-assembling peptide as a repeating segment in a yeast protein was serendipitously discovered. Peptide materials are so called because they have bona fide materials property and are made from simple amino acids with well-ordered nanostructures under physiological conditions...
December 6, 2017: Interface Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147524/manipulation-of-cytokine-secretion-in-human-dendritic-cells-using-glycopolymers-with-picomolar-affinity-for-dc-sign
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Daniel A Mitchell, Qiang Zhang, Lenny Voorhaar, David M Haddleton, Shan Herath, Anne S Gleinich, Harpal S Randeva, Max Crispin, Hendrik Lehnert, Russell Wallis, Steven Patterson, C Remzi Becer
The human C-type lectin DC-SIGN (CD209) is a significant receptor on the surface of dendritic cells (DCs) - crucial components of host defense that bridge the innate and adaptive immune systems. A range of linear glycopolymers, constructed via controlled radical polymerization techniques have been shown to interact with DC-SIGN with affinities in the physiologically active range. However, these first generation glycopolymers possess limited structural definition and their effects on DCs were not known. Here we report the development of star-shaped mannose glycopolymers with the aim of targeting the clustered domain arrangement of DC-SIGN and these were shown to bind with picomolar affinity...
October 1, 2017: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146881/beta-adrenergic-signaling-impairs-anti-tumor-cd8-t-cell-responses-to-b-cell-lymphoma-immunotherapy
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Michael D Nissen, Erica K Sloan, Stephen R Mattarollo
Beta-adrenergic receptor (betaAR) signaling regulates many physiological processes, including immune system responses. There is growing evidence also for betaAR-induced modulation of cancer growth and metastasis. In the Eu-myc mouse model of B-cell lymphoma, we investigated the effects of chronically elevated betaAR signaling on lymphoma progression and anti-tumor immunity, as well as the impact on cancer immunotherapy. Chronic treatment with the non-selective beta-agonist isoprenaline promoted lymphoma development in a manner dependent on signaling within the hematopoietic compartment...
November 16, 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146705/complement-c3-is-a-novel-modulator-of-the-anti-fviii-immune-response
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Julie Rayes, Mathieu Ing, Sandrine Delignat, Ivan Peyron, Laurent Gilardin, Carl-Wilhelm Vogel, David C Fritzinger, Véronique Frémeaux-Bacchi, Srinivas V Kaveri, Lubka T Roumenina, Sébastien Lacroix-Desmazes
Development of neutralizing antibodies against therapeutic factor VIII (FVIII) is the most serious complication of the treatment of hemophilia A. Increasing evidence shows the multifactorial origin of the anti-FVIII immune response, combining both genetic and environmental factors. While a role for the complement system on innate as well as adaptive immunity has been documented, the implication of complement activation on the onset of the anti-FVIII immune response is unknown. Here, using in vitro assays for FVIII endocytosis by human monocyte-derived dendritic cells and presentation to T cells, as well as animal models of in vivo complement depletion, we show a novel role for complement C3 in enhancing the immune response against therapeutic FVIII...
November 16, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146676/epithelial-immunity-priming-defensive-responses-in-the-intestinal-mucosa
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Cristina Pardo-Camacho, Ana Maria González-Castro, Bruno Kotska Rodiño-Janeiro, Marc Pigrau, Maria Vicario
As the largest interface between the outside and internal milieu, the intestinal epithelium constitutes the first structural component facing potential luminal threats to homeostasis. This single-cell layer is the epicenter of a tightly-regulated communication network between external and internal factors which converge to prime defensive responses aimed at limiting antigen penetration and the maintenance of intestinal barrier function. The defensive role developed by intestinal epithelial cells (IEC) relies largely on the variety of receptors they express at both extracellular (apical and basolateral) and intracellular compartments, and the capacity of IEC to communicate with immune and nervous systems...
November 16, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146444/snps-in-the-toll1-receptor-of-litopenaeus-vannamei-are-associated-with-immune-response
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Defu Yao, Huimin Su, Jinghua Zhu, Xianliang Zhao, Jude Juventus Aweya, Fan Wang, Mingqi Zhong, Yueling Zhang
Tolls and Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are important regulators in the innate immune system and their genetic variations usually affect the host's susceptibility/resistance to pathogen infections. In this study, we report on the single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of Toll1 in Litopenaeus vannamei (LvToll1) and how this is associated with immune response. PCR-DGGE analysis revealed genetic polymorphisms in LvToll1 at both the genomic DNA (gDNA) and cDNA levels. Using high-throughput sequencing, 223 SNPs were identified at the gDNA level, of which 145 were non-synonymous SNP (nsSNP), with 3 nsSNPs having frequency over 1%...
November 13, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145579/progesterone-the-maternal-immune-system-and-the-onset-of-parturition-in-the-mouse
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Lydia F Edey, Hector Georgiou, Kieran P O'Dea, Sam Mesiano, Bronwen R Herbert, Kaiyu Lei, Renyi Hua, Danijela Markovic, Simon N Waddington, David MacIntyre, Philip Bennett, Masao Takata, Mark R Johnson
The role of progesterone (P4) in the regulation of the local (uterine) and systemic innate immune system, myometrial expression of connexin 43 (Cx-43) and cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2) and the onset of parturition was examined in: 1) naïve mice delivering at term; 2) E16 mice treated with RU486 (P4-antagonist) to induce preterm parturition; and 3) in mice treated with P4 to prevent term parturition.In naïve mice, myometrial neutrophil and monocyte numbers peaked at E18 and declined with the onset of parturition...
November 14, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144825/salt-hypertension-and-immunity
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A Justin Rucker, Nathan P Rudemiller, Steven D Crowley
The link between inappropriate salt retention in the kidney and hypertension is well recognized. However, growing evidence suggests that the immune system can play surprising roles in sodium homeostasis, such that the study of inflammatory cells and their secreted effectors has provided important insights into salt sensitivity. As part of the innate immune system, myeloid cells have diverse roles in blood pressure regulation, ranging from prohypertensive actions in the kidney, vasculature, and brain, to effects in the skin that attenuate blood pressure elevation...
November 16, 2017: Annual Review of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144508/ly6g-neutrophil-derived-mir-223-inhibits-the-nlrp3-inflammasome-in-mitochondrial-damp-induced-acute-lung-injury
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Zunyong Feng, Shimei Qi, Yue Zhang, Zhilin Qi, Liang Yan, Jing Zhou, Fang He, Qianqian Li, Yanyan Yang, Qun Chen, Shi Xiao, Qiang Li, Yang Chen, Yao Zhang
MicroRNA (miRNA) mediates RNA interference to regulate a variety of innate immune processes, but how miRNAs coordinate the mechanisms underlying acute lung injury/acute respiratory distress syndrome (ALI/ARDS) in patients with pulmonary inflammatory injury is still unknown. In this study, we demonstrated that miR-223 limits the number of Ly6G+ neutrophils and inhibits the activity of the NLRP3 inflammasome to alleviate ALI induced by mitochondrial damage-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs) (MTDs). miR-223 expression is increased in the lungs of MTD-induced mice or ARDS patients following trauma/transfusion or following the physiological remission of ALI/ARDS...
November 16, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143896/modulation-of-stimulator-of-interferon-genes-sting-expression-by-interferon-%C3%AE-in-human-keratinocytes
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Yohei Nishikawa, Yasushi Matsuzaki, Kazuyuki Kimura, Akiko Rokunohe, Hajime Nakano, Daisuke Sawamura
Infection of microbial pathogen triggers the innate immune system, and the induction of interferons (IFNs) play a vital role in host antiviral response. Stimulator of interferon genes (STING) was identified as a crucial regulator of the DNA sensing pathway, and activates both nuclear factor-κB and interferon regulatory factor 3 transcription pathways to evoke IFNs production. In this study, we studied the upregulation of STING mRNA expression, induced by IFN-γ in human keratinocytes (HaCaT). STING promoter assays clarified that a gamma-activated sequence (GAS), located at - 7 to - 15-bp, is required for IFN-γ-upregulated promoter activity...
November 16, 2017: Biochemical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143812/the-nlrp3-inflammasome-in-acute-myocardial-infarction
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REVIEW
Stefano Toldo, Antonio Abbate
The heart is extremely sensitive to ischaemic injury. During an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) event, the injury is initially caused by reduced blood supply to the tissues, which is then further exacerbated by an intense and highly specific inflammatory response that occurs during reperfusion. Numerous studies have highlighted the central role of the NACHT, LRR, and PYD domains-containing protein 3 (NLRP3) inflammasome in this process. The inflammasome, an integral part of the innate immune system, is a macromolecular protein complex that finely regulates the activation of caspase 1 and the production and secretion of powerful pro-inflammatory cytokines such as IL-1β and IL-18...
November 16, 2017: Nature Reviews. Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142050/collectin-11-promotes-the-development-of-renal-tubulointerstitial-fibrosis
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Weiju Wu, Chengfei Liu, Conrad A Farrar, Liang Ma, Xia Dong, Steven H Sacks, Ke Li, Wuding Zhou
Collectin-11 is a recently described soluble C-type lectin, a pattern recognition molecule of the innate immune system that has distinct roles in host defense, embryonic development, and acute inflammation. However, little is known regarding the role of collectin-11 in tissue fibrosis. Here, we investigated collectin-11 in the context of renal ischemia-reperfusion injury. Compared with wild-type littermate controls, Collec11 deficient (CL-11(-/-) ) mice had significantly reduced renal functional impairment, tubular injury, renal leukocyte infiltration, renal tissue inflammation/fibrogenesis, and collagen deposition in the kidneys after renal ischemia-reperfusion injury...
November 15, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141867/host-resistance-to-endotoxic-shock-requires-the-neuroendocrine-regulation-of-group-1-innate-lymphoid-cells
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Linda Quatrini, Elisabeth Wieduwild, Sophie Guia, Claire Bernat, Nicolas Glaichenhaus, Eric Vivier, Sophie Ugolini
Upon infection, the immune system produces inflammatory mediators important for pathogen clearance. However, inflammation can also have deleterious effect on the host and is tightly regulated. Immune system-derived cytokines stimulate the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, triggering endogenous glucocorticoid production. Through interaction with ubiquitously expressed glucocorticoid receptors (GRs), this steroid hormone has pleiotropic effects on many cell types. Using a genetic mouse model in which the gene encoding the GR is selectively deleted in NKp46(+) innate lymphoid cells (ILCs), we demonstrated a major role for the HPA pathway in host resistance to endotoxin-induced septic shock...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141802/examining-the-contributions-of-environmental-quality-to-pediatric-multiple-sclerosis
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Amy M Lavery, Amy T Waldman, T Charles Casper, Shelly Roalstad, Meghan Candee, John Rose, Anita Belman, Bianca Weinstock-Guttman, Greg Aaen, Jan-Mendelt Tillema, Moses Rodriguez, Jayne Ness, Yolanda Harris, Jennifer Graves, Lauren Krupp, Leslie Benson, Mark Gorman, Manikum Moodley, Mary Rensel, Manu Goyal, Soe Mar, Tanuja Chitnis, Teri Schreiner, Tim Lotze, Benjamin Greenberg, Ilana Kahn, Jennifer Rubin, Emmanuelle Waubant
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a presumed autoimmune disease caused by genetic and environmental factors. It is hypothesized that environmental exposures (such as air and water quality) trigger the innate immune response thereby activating a pro-inflammatory cascade. OBJECTIVE: To examine potential environmental factors in pediatric MS using geographic information systems (GIS). METHODS: Pediatric MS cases and healthy controls were identified as part of an ongoing multicenter case-control study...
November 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141628/gene-expression-analyses-of-the-small-intestine-of-pigs-in-the-ex-evacuation-zone-of-the-fukushima-daiichi-nuclear-power-plant
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Motoko Morimoto, Ayaka Kato, Jin Kobayashi, Kei Okuda, Yoshikazu Kuwahara, Yasushi Kino, Yasuyuki Abe, Tsutomu Sekine, Tomokazu Fukuda, Emiko Isogai, Manabu Fukumoto
BACKGROUND: After the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, radioactive contaminants were released over a widespread area. Monitoring the biological effects of radiation exposure in animals in the ex-evacuation zone should be continued to understand the health effects of radiation exposure in humans. The present study aimed to clarify the effects of radiation by investigating whether there is any alteration in the morphology and gene expressions of immune molecules in the intestine of pigs and inobuta (wild boar and domestic pig hybrid) in the ex-evacuation zone in 2012...
November 15, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
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