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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108556/confirmation-of-five-novel-susceptibility-loci-for-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-sle-and-integrated-network-analysis-of-82-sle-susceptibility-loci
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Julio E Molineros, Wanling Yang, Xu-Jie Zhou, Celi Sun, Yukinori Okada, Huoru Zhang, Kek Heng Chua, Yu-Lung Lau, Yuta Kochi, Akari Suzuki, Kazuhiko Yamamoto, Jianyang Ma, So-Young Bang, Hye-Soon Lee, Kwangwoo Kim, Sang-Cheol Bae, Hong Zhang, Nan Shen, Loren L Looger, Swapan K Nath
We recently identified ten novel SLE susceptibility loci in Asians and uncovered several additional suggestive loci requiring further validation. This study aimed to replicate five of these suggestive loci in a Han Chinese cohort from Hong Kong, followed by meta-analysis (11,656 cases and 23,968 controls) on previously reported Asian and European populations, and perform bioinformatic analyses on all 82 reported SLE loci to identify shared regulatory signatures. We performed a battery of analyses for these five loci, as well as joint analyses on all 82 SLE loci...
January 20, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086903/negative-immune-factors-might-predominate-local-tumor-immune-status-and-promote-carcinogenesis-in-cervical-carcinoma
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Minyi Zhao, Yang Li, Xing Wei, Qian Zhang, Hongran Jia, Shimin Quan, Di Cao, Li Wang, Ting Yang, Juan Zhao, Meili Pei, Sijuan Tian, Yang Yu, Yanping Guo, Xiaofeng Yang
BACKGROUND: The disequilibrium of local immune microenvironment is an essential element during tumorigenesis. METHOD: By conducting real-time polymerase chain reaction, we identified the mRNA level of immune factors, FoxP3 (forkhead box protein P3), CCL22/CCR4 (chemokine (C-C motif) ligand 22/CC chemokine receptor 4), OX40L/OX40 (tumor necrosis factor superfamily member 4/tumor necrosis factor receptor superfamily member 4) and Smad3 (SMAD family member 3) in neoplastic foci and its periphery tissues from 30 cases of squamous cervical carcinoma and 20 cases of normal cervix...
January 13, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056766/lps-induced-modules-of-co-expressed-genes-in-equine-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells
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Alicja Pacholewska, Eliane Marti, Tosso Leeb, Vidhya Jagannathan, Vincent Gerber
BACKGROUND: Lipopolysaccharide (endotoxin, LPS) is a strong inducer of the innate immune response. It is widespread in our environment, e.g. in house dust and contributes to asthma. Compared to humans, horses are even more sensitive to LPS. However, data on LPS effects on the equine transcriptome are very limited. Using RNA-seq we analysed LPS-induced differences in the gene expression in equine peripheral blood mononuclear cells at the gene and gene-network level in two half-sib families and one group of unrelated horses...
January 5, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044228/reduced-il-37-production-increases-spontaneous-chemokine-expressions-in-colon-epithelial-cells
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Sezin Günaltay, Mohammed Ghiboub, Olof Hultgren, Elisabeth Hultgren Hörnquist
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Microscopic colitis, comprising collagenous colitis and lymphocytic colitis, is a common cause of chronic diarrhea. Previously, we showed enhanced chemokine productions in microscopic colitis patients, indicating dysregulated immune cell chemotaxis in the immunopathogenesis. We also showed decreased mRNA of IL-37, mainly regarded as an anti-inflammatory cytokine, in the colonic mucosa of these patients, potentially an important factor for the chronicity of the colitis...
January 2, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039457/tumor-associated-macrophages-promote-prostate-cancer-migration-through-activation-of-the-ccl22-ccr4-axis
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Aerken Maolake, Kouji Izumi, Kazuyoshi Shigehara, Ariunbold Natsagdorj, Hiroaki Iwamoto, Suguru Kadomoto, Yuta Takezawa, Kazuaki Machioka, Kazutaka Narimoto, Mikio Namiki, Wen-Jye Lin, Guzailinuer Wufuer, Atsushi Mizokami
Previous studies have found that tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) promote cancer progression. We previously reported that TAMs promote prostate cancer metastasis via activation of the CCL2-CCR2 axis. The CCR4 (receptor of CCL17 and CCL22) expression level in breast cancer was reported to be associated with lung metastasis. The aim of this study was to elucidate the role of CCR2 and CCR4 in prostate cancer progression. CCR2 and CCR4 were expressed in human prostate cancer cell lines and prostate cancer tissues...
December 26, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003967/immune-oppression-array-elucidating-immune-escape-and-survival-mechanisms-in-uveal-melanoma
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Fang Hou, Qi-Ming Huang, Dan-Ning Hu, Jost B Jonas, Wen-Bin Wei
AIM: To examine the genetic profile of primary uveal melanoma (UM) as compared to UM in immune escape. METHODS: Dendritic cells (DC) loaded with lysates of UM cells of high metastatic potential were used to stimulate CTLs(CTLs). When CTLs co-cultured with the UM cells, most UM cells could be eliminated. Survival UM cells grew slowly and were considered to be survival variants and examined by a microarray analysis. These differential genes were analyzed further with Venn Diagrams and functions related to immune escape...
2016: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999757/ccl22-specific-t-cells-modulating-the-immunosuppressive-tumor-microenvironment
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Evelina Martinenaite, Shamaila Munir Ahmad, Morten Hansen, Özcan Met, Marie Wulff Westergaard, Stine Kiaer Larsen, Tobias Wirenfeldt Klausen, Marco Donia, Inge Marie Svane, Mads Hald Andersen
Tumor cells and tumor-infiltrating macrophages produce the chemokine CCL22, which attracts regulatory T cells (Tregs) into the tumor microenvironment, decreasing anticancer immunity. Here, we investigated the possibility of targeting CCL22-expressing cells by activating specific T cells. We analyzed the CCL22 protein signal sequence, identifying a human leukocyte antigen A2- (HLA-A2-) restricted peptide epitope, which we then used to stimulate peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PMBCs) to expand populations of CCL22-specific T cells in vitro...
2016: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986411/interleukin-16-and-ccl17-thymus-and-activation-regulated-chemokine-in-patients-with-aspirin-exacerbated-respiratory-disease
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Luis Manuel Teran, Fernando Ramirez-Jimenez, Gabriela Soid-Raggi, Juan Raymundo Velazquez
BACKGROUND: Interleukin (IL) 16 and thymus and activation-regulated cytokine (TARC) are chemoattractant cytokines for eosinophils and TH2 cells. Differential levels of these components in aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease (AERD) and allergic rhinitis with asthma (ARwA) may be related to a different inflammatory response in both asthma phenotypes. OBJECTIVE: To assess the nasal lavage immunoreactivity of IL-16 and TARC cytokines. METHODS: We used multienzyme-linked immunosorbent assays to detect IL-5, IL-13, IL-16, IL-33, I-309/CCL1, TARC/CCL17, monocyte-derived chemokine/CCL22, periostin, and eosinophil cationic protein levels in nasal lavages from patients with AERD and patients with ARwA...
December 13, 2016: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956727/assessment-of-cytokine-and-chemokine-signatures-as-potential-biomarkers-of-childhood-community-acquired-pneumonia-severity-a-nested-cohort-study-in-india
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Shanie Saghafian-Hedengren, Joseph L Mathew, Eva Hagel, Sunit Singhi, Pallab Ray, Sofia Ygberg, Anna Nilsson
BACKGROUND: Pediatric community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a leading cause of childhood mortality in developing countries. In resource-poor settings, pneumonia diagnosis is commonly made clinically, based on World Health Organization guidelines, where breathing difficulty or cough and age-adjusted tachypnea suffice to establish diagnosis. Also, the severity of CAP is generally based on clinical features and existing biomarkers do not reliably correlate to either clinical severity or outcome...
January 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921083/integrated-role-of-bifidobacterium-animalis-subsp-lactis-supplementation-in-gut-microbiota-immunity-and-metabolism-of-infant-rhesus-monkeys
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Xuan He, Carolyn M Slupsky, James W Dekker, Neill W Haggarty, Bo Lönnerdal
To investigate the impact of probiotic supplementation of infant formula on immune parameters, intestinal microbiota, and metabolism, five individually housed infant rhesus monkeys exclusively fed standard infant formula supplemented with probiotics (Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis HN019) from birth until 3 months of age were compared with five standard formula-fed and five breast-fed monkeys. Anthropometric measurements, serum insulin, immune parameters, fecal microbiota, and metabolic profiles of serum, urine, and feces were evaluated...
November 2016: MSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897229/global-gene-regulation-during-activation-of-immunoglobulin-class-switching-in-human-b-cells
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Youming Zhang, David J Fear, Saffron A G Willis-Owen, William O Cookson, Miriam F Moffatt
Immunoglobulin class switch recombination (CSR) to IgE is a tightly regulated process central to atopic disease. To profile the B-cell transcriptional responses underlying the activation of the germinal centre activities leading to the generation of IgE, naïve human B-cells were stimulated with IL-4 and anti-CD40. Gene expression and alternative splicing were profiled over 12 days using the Affymetrix Human Exon 1.0 ST Array. A total of 1,399 genes, forming 13 temporal profiles were differentially expressed...
November 29, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863395/high-cord-blood-ccl22-cxcl10-chemokine-ratios-precede-allergic-sensitization-in-early-childhood
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Kuo-Wei Yeh, Chih-Yung Chiu, Kuan-Wen Su, Ming-Han Tsai, Man-Chin Hua, Sui-Ling Liao, Shen-Hao Lai, Li-Chen Chen, Tsung-Chieh Yao, Jing-Long Huang
Atopic diseases are known to be characterized by a T helper (Th) 2-skewed immunity; however, there are few studies addressing the Th1/Th2 immunity at birth related to the development of atopic diseases in early childhood. We investigated 186 children followed up regularly at the clinic for 4 years in a birth cohort study. The Th1-associated CXC chemokine ligand (CXCL)-10, CXCL11, and the Th2-associated CC chemokine ligand (CCL)-17 and CCL22 were quantified in cord blood by multiplex Luminex kits. Specific immunoglobulin E antibodies against food and inhalant allergens were measured at 6 months as well as 1, 1...
November 15, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847527/ma-huang-tang-suppresses-the-production-and-expression-of-inflammatory-chemokines-via-downregulating-stat1-phosphorylation-in-hacat-keratinocytes
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Hye-Sun Lim, Chang-Seob Seo, Seong-Eun Jin, Sae-Rom Yoo, Mee-Young Lee, Hyeun-Kyoo Shin, Soo-Jin Jeong
Ma huang tang (MHT) is a traditional herbal medicine comprising six medicinal herbs and is used to treat influenza-like illness. However, the effects of MHT on inflammatory skin diseases have not been verified scientifically. We investigated determining the inhibitory effects of MHT against inflammation responses in skin using HaCaT human keratinocyte cells. We found that MHT suppressed production of thymus and activation-regulated chemokine (TARC/CCL17), macrophage-derived chemokine (MDC/CCL22), regulated on activation of normal T-cell expressed and secreted (RANTES/CCL5), and interleukin-8 (IL-8) in tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) and interferon-γ- (IFN-γ-) stimulated HaCaT cells...
2016: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832827/human-brain-chemokine-and-cytokine-expression-in-sepsis-a-report-of-three-cases
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Jordan Warford, Anna-Claire Lamport, Barry Kennedy, Alexander S Easton
BACKGROUND: Sepsis is a systemic response to infection that can affect brain function by inducing resident cells (including astrocytes and microglia) to generate brain chemokines and cytokines. However, there are few studies on the human brain. Since this information may shed further light on pathogenesis, our study objective was to measure the expression of 36 chemokines and cytokines in autopsied brain from 3 cases of sepsis and 10 controls, and to relate this to astrocyte and microglial activation...
January 2017: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828999/cxcl4-and-cxcl4l1-differentially-affect-monocyte-survival-and-dendritic-cell-differentiation-and-phagocytosis
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Mieke Gouwy, Pieter Ruytinx, Egle Radice, Federico Claudi, Katrien Van Raemdonck, Raffaella Bonecchi, Massimo Locati, Sofie Struyf
Upon inflammation, circulating monocytes leave the bloodstream and migrate into the tissues, where they differentiate after exposure to various growth factors, cytokines or infectious agents. The best defined macrophage polarization types are M1 and M2. However, the platelet-derived CXC chemokine CXCL4 induces the polarization of macrophages into a unique phenotype. In this study, we compared the effect of CXCL4 and its variant CXCL4L1 on the differentiation of monocytes into macrophages and into immature monocyte-derived dendritic cells (iMDDC)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825407/aberrant-expressions-of-immune-factors-facilitate-the-disequilibrium-of-br-immune-status-in-cervical-cancer
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Min-Yi Zhao, Juan Zhao, Ting Yang, Li Wang, Mei-Li Pei, Si-Juan Tian, Yang Yu, Xiao-Feng Yang
Objective To explore the expressions and co-relationship of immune factors forkhead box p3 (FoxP3),chemokine (C-C motif) ligand 22 (CCL22),tumor necrosis factor receptor superfamily member 40(OX40),and SMAD family member 3 (Smad3) in cervical carcinoma and investigate their immunomodulatory roles in cervical carcinogenesis.Methods Totally 30 cases of cervical carcinoma with adjacent tissues and 20 cases of normal cervix were collected in this study. FoxP3,CCL22,OX40,and Smad3 mRNA expressions were detected by real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)...
October 10, 2016: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775051/fucoidan-inhibits-ccl22-production-through-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway-in-m2-macrophages-a-potential-therapeutic-strategy-for-cancer
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Jia Sun, Jintang Sun, Bingfeng Song, Lin Zhang, Qianqian Shao, Yanguo Liu, Daoying Yuan, Yun Zhang, Xun Qu
In tumor microenvironment, macrophages as a polarized M2 population promote tumor progression via releasing multiple cytokines and chemokines. A brown seaweed fucose-rich polysaccharide, fucoidan has antitumor activity and immune modulation through affecting tumor cells and lymphocytes. Here, we focused on the effect of fucoidan on macrophages especially M2 subtype. Our results demonstrated that fucoidan down-regulated partial cytokines and chemokines, especially a M2-type chemokine CCL22. Furthermore, fucoidan inhibited tumor cells migration and CD4(+) T lymphocytes, especially Treg cells, recruitment induced by M2 macrophages conditioned medium through suppression of CCL22...
October 24, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757295/cancer-cell-derived-il-1%C3%AE-induces-ccl22-and-the-recruitment-of-regulatory-t-cells
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Gabriela Maria Wiedemann, Max Martin Ludwig Knott, Viola Katharina Vetter, Moritz Rapp, Sascha Haubner, Julia Fesseler, Benjamin Kühnemuth, Patrick Layritz, Raffael Thaler, Stephan Kruger, Steffen Ormanns, Doris Mayr, Stefan Endres, David Anz
In cancer patients, immunosuppression through regulatory T cells (Treg) is a crucial component of tumor immune evasion and contributes to disease progression. Tumor-infiltrating Treg in particular suppress local effector T cell responses and are associated with poor prognosis in tumors such as human pancreatic cancer or hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The chemokine CCL22 is known to recruit Treg into the tumor tissue and many types of human tumors are known to express high levels of CCL22. The mechanisms leading to intratumoral secretion of CCL22 are so far unknown...
2016: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27748636/influence-of-5-amino-3-methyl-4-isoxazolecarbohydrazide-on-selective-gene-expression-in-caco-2-cultured-cells
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Paulina Płoszaj, Andrzej Regiec, Stanisław Ryng, Agnieszka Piwowar, Marian L Kruzel
The 5-amino-3-methyl-4-isoxazolecarboxylic acid hydrazide (HIX) is a synthetic isoxazole derivative with a potential for development as an anti-inflammatory drug candidate. The goal of this study was to explore in vitro autoimmune and inflammatory gene modulation by HIX in human Caco-2 cultured cells. The effect of low dose of HIX was tested on the expression level of RNA in 24h Caco-2 cultures using the QIAGEN Th17 for Autoimmunity & Inflammation RT(2) Profiler PCR Array. We choose the PCR technology as the most reliable and sensitive gene expression profiling method for analyzing specific gene regulatory networks...
October 17, 2016: Immunopharmacology and Immunotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742835/the-torc1-activated-proteins-p70s6k-and-grb10-regulate-il-4-signaling-and-m2-macrophage-polarization-by-modulating-phosphorylation-of-insulin-receptor-substrate-2
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Kristi J Warren, Xi Fang, Nagaraj M Gowda, Joshua J Thompson, Nicola M Heller
Lung M2 macrophages are regulators of airway inflammation, associated with poor lung function in allergic asthma. Previously, we demonstrated that IL-4-induced M2 gene expression correlated with tyrosine phosphorylation of the insulin receptor substrate-2 (IRS-2) in macrophages. We hypothesized that negative regulation of IRS-2 activity after IL-4 stimulation is dependent upon serine phosphorylation of IRS-2. Herein, we describe an inverse relationship between tyrosine phosphorylation (Tyr(P)) and serine phosphorylation (Ser(P)) of IRS-2 after IL-4 stimulation...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
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