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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306404/cerebrospinal-fluid-pentraxin-3-and-cd40-ligand-in-anti-n-menthyl-d-aspartate-receptor-encephalitis
#1
Baozhu Liu, Peiying Ai, Dong Zheng, Ying Jiang, Xiaojia Liu, Suyue Pan, Honghao Wang
Anti-N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) encephalitis is an autoimmune disorder of the central nervous system whose pathogenesis involves interleukin (IL)-6 and IL-17A. We examined the correlations between CSF concentrations of the acute-phase protein pentraxin 3 (PTX3), the chronic inflammatory mediator CD40L, IL-6, and IL-17A in anti-NMDAR encephalitis, and the impact on clinical outcome. PTX3, CD40L, IL-6, and IL-17A were significantly higher in the CSF of patients with anti-NMDAR encephalitis than in controls...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302052/the-act1-d10n-missense-variant-impairs-cd40-signaling-in-human-b-cells
#2
Ning Yu, Sylviane Lambert, Joshua Bornstein, Rajan P Nair, Charlotta Enerbäck, James T Elder
The TRAF3IP2 gene resides within one of at least 63 psoriasis susceptibility loci and encodes Act1, an adapter protein involved in IL-17 receptor and CD40 signaling pathways. TRAF3IP2 is distinctive (among <10% of candidate susceptibility genes) in that a strongly disease-associated variant encodes a missense SNP predicted to be functionally relevant (SNP rs33980500 C/T encoding Act1 pD10N). As assessed by flow cytometry, Act1 protein was expressed at the highest levels in monocytes, with lower levels in T-cells and B-cells...
January 5, 2018: Genes and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245273/a-delayed-diagnosis-of-x-linked-hyper-igm-syndrome-complicated-with-toxoplasmic-encephalitis-in-a-child-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#3
Xiaoliang Liu, Kaiyu Zhou, Dan Yu, Xiaotang Cai, Yimin Hua, Hui Zhou, Chuan Wang
INTRODUCTION: The X-linked hyper-immunoglobulin M syndrome (XHIGM) is an uncommon primary combined immunodeficiency disease caused by CD40L gene mutations. A delayed or missed diagnosis of XHIGM is common and concerning, owing to atypical immunoglobulin profile and phenotype of some patients, low recognition, and limited knowledge of clinicians on XHIGM in some underdeveloped areas. Opportunistic infections are a prominent clinical feature of XHIGM. However, toxoplasma encephalitis occurs sporadically and is extremely rare in patients with XHIGM...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244745/immunotherapeutic-potential-of-oncolytic-h-1-parvovirus-hints-of-glioblastoma-microenvironment-conversion-towards-immunogenicity
#4
Assia L Angelova, Milena Barf, Karsten Geletneky, Andreas Unterberg, Jean Rommelaere
Glioblastoma, one of the most aggressive primary brain tumors, is characterized by highly immunosuppressive microenvironment. This contributes to glioblastoma resistance to standard treatment modalities and allows tumor growth and recurrence. Several immune-targeted approaches have been recently developed and are currently under preclinical and clinical investigation. Oncolytic viruses, including the autonomous protoparvovirus H-1 (H-1PV), show great promise as novel immunotherapeutic tools. In a first phase I/IIa clinical trial (ParvOryx01), H-1PV was safe and well tolerated when locally or systemically administered to recurrent glioblastoma patients...
December 15, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240958/short-and-long-term-effects-of-hemodialysis-on-platelet-and-monocyte-activity-markers-of-atherosclerosis-in-patients-with-end-stage-renal-disease
#5
Urs Benck, Ksenija Stach, Susanne Jung, Bernhard K Krämer, Thorsten Kälsch, Anna-Isabelle Kälsch
BACKGROUND: In hemodialysis (HD) patients cardiovascular events represent the predominant cause of mortality. Since platelet and monocyte activity markers play an important role in cardiovascular mortality, this study assessed the influence of HD on these markers. METHODS: 41 HD patients (25 male, 16 female) were included. Blood samples were obtained before and after a single HD session at baseline and again after an elapsed period of 114  21 days (91-175 days) on maintenance hemodialysis...
December 14, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228688/altered-follicular-helper-t-cell-impaired-antibody-production-in-a-murine-model-of-myelodysplastic-syndromes
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Huijuan Jiang, Ningbo Cui, Liyan Yang, Chunyan Liu, Lanzhu Yue, Lifang Guo, Huaquan Wang, Zonghong Shao
Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are a group of clonal hematopoietic diseases which have a high risk of progressing to acute myeloid leukemia. MDS patients have immunologic deficiency, including T and B cells dysfunction. Follicular T helper cells (Tfh, CD4+CXCR5+) are an important subset of helper T cells which help to the formation of germinal centers and B cells differentiation. In this study, we investigated the proportion and function of Tfh using NUP98-HOXD13 transgenic (NHD13) mice model with MDS phenotype...
November 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220594/modification-of-immunological-features-in-human-platelets-during-sepsis
#7
Valle-Jiménez Xareni Raque, Sánchez-García Juan Carlos, Revilla-Rodríguez Eduardo, Baltierrez-Hoyos Rafael, Romero-Tlalolini María de Los Ángeles, Ramírez-Cosmes Adriana, Torres-Aguilar Honorio, Bustos-Arriaga José, Aguilar-Ruiz Sergio Roberto
Sepsis is an organic dysfunction that puts at risk the life of patients suffering this disorder due to an exacerbated immunological response to the infection mediated by the host. Platelets have been largely researched on sepsis owing to its role in Disseminated Intracellular Coagulation (DIC) and because thrombocytopenia is an important clinical feature of these patients. Nevertheless, a great number of evidence shows that platelets have also an important role in immunological response since they have pattern recognition receptors, chemokine receptors and granules with stored soluble mediators...
December 8, 2017: Immunological Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215030/traf3-negatively-regulates-platelet-activation-and-thrombosis
#8
Rui Zhang, Guoying Zhang, Binggang Xiang, Xiaofeng Chen, Lijang Tang, Shaojun Shi, Yani Liu, Xun Ai, Ping Xie, Zhenyu Li
CD40 ligand (CD40L), a member of the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) superfamily, binds to CD40, leading to many effects depending on target cell type. Platelets express CD40L and are a major source of soluble CD40L. CD40L has been shown to potentiate platelet activation and thrombus formation, involving both CD40-dependent and -independent mechanisms. A family of proteins called TNF receptor associated factors (TRAFs) plays key roles in mediating CD40L-CD40 signaling. Platelets express several TRAFs. It has been shown that TRAF2 plays a role in CD40L-mediated platelet activation...
December 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205315/repository-corticotropin-injection-exerts-direct-acute-effects-on-human-b-cell-gene-expression-distinct-from-the-actions-of-glucocorticoids
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Ann L Benko, Carl A McAloose, Patrice M Becker, Dale Wright, Teresa Sunyer, Yuka Imamura Kawasawa, Nancy J Olsen, William J Kovacs
Repository corticotropin injection (RCI, H.P Acthar® Gel) has been approved for use in the management of multiple autoimmune and inflammatory diseases for over a half-century, but its mechanism of action is not well understood. We used RNA -Seq methods to define RCI-regulated mRNAs in cultured human B cells under conditions of activation by IL4 and CD40 ligand. Following IL4/CD40L activation and RCI treatment we found up-regulation of 115 unique mRNA transcripts and downregulation of 80 unique mRNAs. The effect on these RNA levels was dose-dependent for RCI and was distinct from changes in mRNA expression induced by treatment with a potent synthetic glucocorticoid...
December 4, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197260/susceptibility-of-dendritic-cells-from-individuals-with-schistosomiasis-to-infection-by-leishmania-braziliensis
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Diego Mota Lopes, Tarcísio Vila Verde S de Almeida, Robson da Paixão de Souza, Luís Eduardo Viana Ribeiro, Brady Page, Jamille de Souza Fernandes, Edgar M Carvalho, Luciana Santos Cardoso
Coinfection with leishmaniasis and schistosomiasis has been associated with increased time to healing of cutaneous lesions of leishmaniasis. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of Leishmania braziliensis infection on co-cultures of monocyte-derived dendritic cells (MoDCs) with autologous lymphocytes from patients with schistosomiasis and patients with cutaneous leishmaniasis. MoDCs were differentiated from peripheral blood monocytes, isolated by magnetic beads, infected with L. braziliensis, and co-cultured with autologous lymphocytes...
November 29, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194343/blood-mixing-upregulates-platelet-membrane-bound-cd40-ligand-expression-in-vitro-independent-of-abo-compatibility
#11
Go-Shine Huang, Mei-Hua Hu, Tso-Chou Lin, Yi-Chang Lin, Yi-Ting Tsai, Chih-Yuan Lin, Hung-Yen Ke, Xu-Zhi Zheng, Chien-Sung Tsai
Platelets play a central role in the inflammation response via CD40 ligand (CD40L) expression, which may lead to transfusion reactions. The precise role of platelet CD40L-mediated inflammation in transfusion reactions is unclear. Therefore, we assessed the effects of in vitro blood mixing on platelet CD40L expression. In addition, we examined the effect of ABO compatibility on CD40L expression. Donor packed red blood cells were acquired from a blood bank, and recipient blood was obtained from patients undergoing cardiac surgery and prepared as washed platelets...
November 30, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183724/cd40l-and-tnf-both-activate-the-classical-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway-which-is-not-required-for-the-cd40l-induced-alternative-pathway-in-endothelial-cells
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J Seigner, J Basilio, U Resch, R de Martin
CD40L and TNF signal through engagement of their respective receptors, which are both members of the TNF receptor family. They use partially common signaling molecules leading, among others, to activation of the NF-κB pathway. However, whereas TNF activates the classical, CD40L has been reported to activate the alternative NF-κB pathway, leading to the anticipation that differences in the pattern of inflammatory gene expression would occur. Here, we have compared the gene expression repertoire of CD40L (CD154) and TNF stimulated HUVEC and report that unexpectedly, apart from a stronger response to TNF, no major qualitative differences could be observed...
November 25, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175594/reduced-pten-involved-in-primary-immune-thrombocytopenia-via-contributing-to-b-cell-hyper-responsiveness
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Shixuan Wang, Yue Guan, Yunlong Wang, Huiyuan Li, Donglei Zhang, Mankai Ju, Yating Hao, Xuewen Song, Boyang Sun, Xueqing Dou, Renchi Yang
Phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN) is thought to mediate B cell activation by negatively regulating the phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) signaling pathway. This pathway is important for activation, growth, and proliferation. Although enhanced B cell receptor (BCR) signaling contributes to increased B cell activity in immune thrombocytopenia (ITP), the role of PTEN is unclear. In this study, we analyzed B cells of ITP patients using flow cytometry and found that all B cell subsets, excluding memory B cells, showed lower PTEN expression than cells from healthy controls (HCs)...
January 2018: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164976/ibrutinib-and-idelalisib-block-immunophenotypic-changes-associated-with-the-adhesion-and-activation-of-cll-cells-in-the-tumor-microenvironment
#14
Yandong Shen, O Giles Best, Stephen P Mulligan, Richard I Christopherson
The lymph node and bone marrow microenvironments promote the survival and proliferation of CLL cells. Defining the immunophenotype of CLL cells from the tumor microenvironment may help to better understand the mechanisms of action of current therapies and identify novel drug targets. Significant changes in the levels of 25 CD antigens were identified using the DotScan™ antibody microarray following CLL-cell culture with CD40L-expressing fibroblasts. Ibrutinib or idelalisib countered the change in expression of 11 of these antigens (CD23, CD27, CD53, CD58, CD71, CD80, CD84, CD97, CD126, CD150, and FMC7), which have known roles in cell activation and adhesion...
November 22, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163545/cd40l-expression-allows-cd8-t-cells-to-promote-their-own-expansion-and-differentiation-through-dendritic-cells
#15
Neil Q Tay, Debbie C P Lee, Yen Leong Chua, Nayana Prabhu, Nicholas R J Gascoigne, David M Kemeny
CD8(+) T cells play an important role in providing protective immunity against a wide range of pathogens, and a number of different factors control their activation. Although CD40L-mediated CD40 licensing of dendritic cells (DCs) by CD4(+) T cells is known to be necessary for the generation of a robust CD8(+) T cell response, the contribution of CD8(+) T cell-expressed CD40L on DC licensing is less clear. We have previously shown that CD8(+) T cells are able to induce the production of IL-12 p70 by DCs in a CD40L-dependent manner, providing some evidence that CD8(+) T cell-mediated activation of DCs is possible...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155846/soluble-cd40-ligand-directly-alters-glomerular-permeability-and-may-act-as-a-circulating-permeability-factor-in-fsgs
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Sophie Doublier, Cristina Zennaro, Luca Musante, Tiziana Spatola, Giovanni Candiano, Maurizio Bruschi, Luca Besso, Massimo Cedrino, Michele Carraro, Gian Marco Ghiggeri, Giovanni Camussi, Enrico Lupia
CD40/CD40 ligand (CD40L) dyad, a co-stimulatory bi-molecular complex involved in the adaptive immune response, has also potent pro-inflammatory actions in haematopoietic and non-haematopoietic cells. We describe here a novel role for soluble CD40L (sCD40L) as modifier of glomerular permselectivity directly acting on glomerular epithelial cells (GECs). We found that stimulation of CD40, constitutively expressed on GEC cell membrane, by the sCD40L rapidly induced redistribution and loss of nephrin in GECs, and increased albumin permeability in isolated rat glomeruli...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155517/expression-of-cd40-cd40l-in-colon-cancer-and-its-effect-on-proliferation-and-apoptosis-of-sw48-colon-cancer-cells
#17
Xueqin Pang, Lifeng Zhang, Jiaming Wu, Chen Ma, Chuanyong Mu, Guangbo Zhang, Weichang Chen
PURPOSE: To study was to study the expression of CD40/CD40L in colon cancer and investigate the effects of CD40/CD40L overexpression on the proliferation and apoptosis of SW48 colon cancer cell line. METHODS: Immunohistochemistry was used to detect the expression of CD40 protein in colon cancer tissue samples from 70 patients, and 10 adjacent normal tissue samples. A CD40L gene-containing plasmid was transfected into SW48 colon cancer cells using lipofectamine 2000...
July 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154745/differential-gene-expression-in-chicken-primary-b-cells-infected-ex-vivo-with-attenuated-and-very-virulent-strains-of-infectious-bursal-disease-virus-ibdv
#18
Katherine L Dulwich, Efstathios S Giotis, Alice Gray, Venugopal Nair, Michael A Skinner, Andrew J Broadbent
Infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV) belongs to the family Birnaviridae and is economically important to the poultry industry worldwide. IBDV infects B cells in the bursa of Fabricius (BF), causing immunosuppression and morbidity in young chickens. In addition to strains that cause classical Gumboro disease, the so-called 'very virulent' (vv) strain, also in circulation, causes more severe disease and increased mortality. IBDV has traditionally been controlled through the use of live attenuated vaccines, with attenuation resulting from serial passage in non-lymphoid cells...
November 20, 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133396/repression-of-mir-31-by-bcl6-stabilizes-the-helper-function-of-human-follicular-helper-t-cells
#19
A Ripamonti, E Provasi, M Lorenzo, M De Simone, V Ranzani, S Vangelisti, S Curti, R J P Bonnal, L Pignataro, S Torretta, J Geginat, G Rossetti, M Pagani, S Abrignani
Follicular helper T cells (TFHs) are a key component of adaptive immune responses as they help antibody production by B cells. Differentiation and function of TFH cells are controlled by the master gene BCL6, but it is largely unclear how this transcription repressor specifies the TFH program. Here we asked whether BCL6 controlled helper function through down-regulation of specific microRNAs (miRNAs). We first assessed miRNA expression in TFH cells and defined a TFH-specific miRNA signature. We report that hsa-miR-31-5p (miR-31) is down-regulated in TFH; we showed that BCL6 suppresses miR-31 expression by binding to its promoter; and we demonstrated that miR-31 inhibits the expression of molecules that control T-helper function, such as CD40L and SAP...
November 13, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132233/prospects-for-modulating-the-cd40-cd40l-pathway-in-the-therapy-of-the-hyper-igm-syndrome
#20
Xiangxue Meng, Bin Yang, Wen-Chen Suen
The critical role of the CD40/CD40L pathway in B-cell proliferation, immunoglobulin (Ig) isotype switching and germinal center formation has been studied and described extensively in previous literature. Interruption of the CD40/CD40L signal causes hyper-IgM (HIGM) syndrome, which has been classified and recognized as a group of rare inherited immune deficiency disorders. Defects in CD40 and CD40L interactions or in downstream signaling molecules, including activation-induced cytidine deaminase, uracyl-DNA-glycosylase, NF-κB and DNA repair enzymes, result in an increased level of serum IgM and a significantly decreased or absent level of IgA, IgG and IgE that is accompanied by severe recurrent infections and autoimmune diseases...
January 1, 2017: Innate Immunity
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