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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214886/adenovirus-vector-harboring-the-hbcag-and-tripeptidyl-peptidase-ii-genes-induces-potent-cellular-immune-responses-in-vivo
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Quanhui Tan, Siyuan Ma, Jianjun Hu, Xiaohua Chen, Yongsheng Yu, Zhenghao Tang, Guoqin Zang
BACKGROUND: Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is associated with a weak but specific cellular immune response of the host to HBV. Tripeptidyl peptidaseⅡ (TPPⅡ), an intracellular macromolecule and proteolytic enzyme, plays an important complementary and compensatory role for the proteasome during viral protein degradation and major histocompatibility complex class I antigen presentation by inducing a specific cellular immune response in vivo. Based on a previous study, we aimed to explore the role of MHC class I antigen presentation in vivo and the mechanisms that may be involved...
January 27, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179527/hiv-specific-granzyme-b-but-not-interferon-%C3%AE-secreting-t-cells-are-associated-with-reduced-viral-reservoirs-in-early-hiv-infection
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Feng Yun Yue, Jared C Cohen, Mu Ho, A K M Nur-Ur Rahman, Jun Liu, Shariq Mujib, Aamir Saiyed, Sabrina Hundal, Alexandra Khozin, Phil Bonner, Daheng Liu, Erika Benko, Colin Kovacs, Mario Ostrowski
A major barrier to an Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 (HIV) infection cure is the establishment of a viral reservoir despite cART. It is unclear how HIV-specific CTLs influence the size of the reservoir in early HIV infection. 28 subjects with early HIV infection were recruited to receive cART and followed for 48 weeks. HIV reservoirs in peripheral CD4+ T cells measured by cell associated proviral DNA and viral outgrowth cultures were determined at baseline and 48 weeks of cART. At baseline, Granzyme B and IFN-γ ELISpot assays were performed with peptides spanning the HIV proteome...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153727/cd40-agonist-converting-ctl-exhaustion-via-the-activation-of-the-mtorc1-pathway-enhances-pd-1-antagonist-action-in-rescuing-exhausted-ctls-in-chronic-infection
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Aizhang Xu, Rong Wang, Andrew Freywald, Kristoffor Stewart, Suresh Tikoo, Jianqing Xu, Changyu Zheng, Jim Xiang
Expansion of PD-1-expressing CD8(+) cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) and associated CTL exhaustion are chief issues for ineffective virus-elimination in chronic infectious diseases. PD-1 blockade using antagonistic anti-PD-L1 antibodies results in a moderate conversion of CTL exhaustion. We previously demonstrated that CD40L signaling of ovalbumin (OVA)-specific vaccine, OVA-Texo, converts CTL exhaustion via the activation of the mTORC1 pathway in OVA-expressing adenovirus (AdVova)-infected B6 mice showing CTL inflation and exhaustion...
January 31, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112593/oral-combination-vaccine-comprising-bifidobacterium-displaying-hepatitis-c-virus-nonstructural-protein-3-and-interferon-%C3%AE-induces-strong-cellular-immunity-specific-to-nonstructural-protein-3-in-mice
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Koichi Kitagawa, Chika Omoto, Tsugumi Oda, Ayame Araki, Hiroki Saito, Katsumi Shigemura, Takane Katayama, Hak Hotta, Toshiro Shirakawa
We previously generated an oral hepatitis C virus (HCV) vaccine using Bifidobacterium displaying the HCV nonstructural protein 3 (NS3) polypeptide. NS3-specific cellular immunity is important for viral clearance and recovery from HCV infection. In this study, we enhanced the cellular immune responses induced by our oral HCV vaccine, Bifidobacterium longum 2165 (B. longum 2165), by combining interferon-α (IFN-α) as an adjuvant with the vaccine in a mouse experimental model. IFN-α is a widely used cytokine meeting the standard of care (SOC) for HCV infection and plays various immunoregulatory roles...
January 23, 2017: Viral Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096300/enhanced-suppression-of-polyclonal-cd8-25-regulatory-t-cells-via-exosomal-arming-of-antigen-specific-peptide-mhc-complexes
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Chuanyong Mu, Xueshu Zhang, Lu Wang, Aizhang Xu, Khawaja Ashfaque Ahmed, Xueqin Pang, Rajni Chibbar, Andrew Freywald, Jianan Huang, Yehan Zhu, Jim Xiang
Compared with CD4(+)25(+) regulatory T cells (Tregs), the mechanisms for natural, polyclonal CD8(+)25(+) Treg immune suppression have been significantly less studied. We previously showed that polyclonal T cells can acquire antigen-specific targeting activity through arming with exosomal peptide-MHC (pMHC). In this study, we assessed the suppressive effect of CD8(+)25(+) Tregs or CD8(+)25(+) Tregs armed with ovalbumin (OVA)-specific exosomes on other immune cells and OVA-specific dendritic cell (DCOVA)-stimulated antitumor immunity...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094770/rapamycin-mediated-mtor-inhibition-uncouples-hiv-1-latency-reversal-from-cytokine-associated-toxicity
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Alyssa R Martin, Ross A Pollack, Adam Capoferri, Richard F Ambinder, Christine M Durand, Robert F Siliciano
Current strategies for HIV-1 eradication require the reactivation of latent HIV-1 in resting CD4+ T cells (rCD4s). Global T cell activation is a well-characterized means of inducing HIV-1 transcription, but is considered too toxic for clinical applications. Here, we have explored a strategy that involves a combination of immune activation and the immunosuppressive mTOR inhibitor rapamycin. In purified rCD4s from HIV-1-infected individuals on antiretroviral therapy, rapamycin treatment downregulated markers of toxicity, including proinflammatory cytokine release and cellular proliferation that were induced after potent T cell activation using αCD3/αCD28 antibodies...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075416/phosphorylated-radix-cyathulae-officinalis-polysaccharides-act-as-adjuvant-via-promoting-dendritic-cell-maturation
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Haibo Feng, Sean P McDonough, Jing Fan, Shiping Yang, Xuelian Zhao, Yong Lu, Yun Gan, Xiao Yi, Yung-Fu Chang
The aim of this study was to investigate whether phosphorylated Radix Cyathulae officinalis Kuan polysaccharides (pRCPS) used as adjuvant with foot-and-mouth disease vaccine (FMDV) can stimulate specific humoral and cellular immune responses in ICR mice. The results demonstrated that pRCPS significantly up-regulated FMDV-specific IgG, IgG1, IgG2b and IgG2a antibody levels and splenocyte proliferation. pRCPS also promoted the killing activities of cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL) and natural killer cells (NK). In addition, pRCPS enhanced the expression levels of IL-2, IL-4, and IFN-γ in CD4⁺ T cells and the level of IFN-γ in CD8⁺ T cells...
January 10, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039100/utility-of-systematic-isolation-of-immune-cell-subsets-from-hiv-infected-individuals-for-mirna-profiling
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Manel E Bargalló, Alberto C Guardo, Maria J Maleno, Laia Miralles, Lander Egaña-Gorroño, Tuixent Escribà, Felipe García, Jose M Gatell, Mireia Arnedo, Montserrat Plana
INTRODUCTION: Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) are frequently used for genomic analyses, but several factors can affect the yield and integrity of nucleic acids, including the methods of cell collection and isolation. The goal of this work was to analyze the utility of systematic isolation of different immune cell subsets by immunomagnetic separation and the RNA integrity after isolated cells from samples of HIV-infected patients. METHODS: PBMC from Healthy Controls (HC, n=15), Elite Controllers (EC, n=15), Viremic Controllers (VC, n=15), Viremic Progressors (VP, n=15) and HIV-infected patients on therapy (ART, n=15) were isolated by Ficoll-Paque density gradient centrifugation...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018351/allorecognition-of-hla-c-mismatches-by-cd8-t-cells-in-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-is-a-complex-interplay-between-mismatched-peptide-binding-region-residues-hla-c-expression-and-hla-dpb1-disparities
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Florence Bettens, Stéphane Buhler, Jean-Marie Tiercy
HLA-C locus mismatches (MMs) are the most frequent class I disparities in unrelated hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) and have a detrimental impact on clinical outcome. Recently, a few retrospective clinical studies have reported some variability in the immunogenicity of HLA-C incompatibilities. To get better insight into presumably permissive HLA-C MMs, we have developed a one-way in vitro mixed lymphocyte reaction (MLR) assay allowing to quantify activated CD56(-)CD137(+)CD8(+) lymphocytes in HLA-C incompatible combinations...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011931/htlv-1-tax-specific-ctl-epitope-pulsed-dendritic-cell-therapy-reduces-proviral-load-in-infected-rats-with-immune-tolerance-against-tax
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Satomi Ando, Atsuhiko Hasegawa, Yuji Murakami, Na Zeng, Natsuko Takatsuka, Yasuhiro Maeda, Takao Masuda, Youko Suehiro, Mari Kannagi
Adult T cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATL), a CD4(+) T cell malignancy with a poor prognosis, is caused by human T cell leukemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1) infection. High proviral load (PVL) is a risk factor for the progression to ATL. We previously reported that some asymptomatic carriers had severely reduced functions of CTLs against HTLV-1 Tax, the major target Ag. Furthermore, the CTL responses tended to be inversely correlated with PVL, suggesting that weak HTLV-1-specific CTL responses may be involved in the elevation of PVL...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925010/the-effects-of-a-simple-method-for-cryopreservation-and-thawing-procedures-on-cord-blood-derived-dc-based-esophageal-carcinoma-vaccine
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J Yu, L Xie, S Chen, J Zhang, G Guo, B Chen
BACKGROUND: Producing sufficient numbers of DCs at one time point and subsequently cryopreserving the generated DCs in ready-for-use aliquots for clinical application is useful in cancer treatment. OBJECTIVE: To study the effects of a simplified cryopreservation method and thawing procedures acting on the biological characteristics and specific cytotoxic activity of cord blood derived DC-based esophageal carcinoma vaccine. MATERIALS AND METHODS: CD34+ hematopoietic stem cells were isolated from cord blood using CD34+ Progenitor Cell Isolation Kit by magnetic cell sorting system (MACS)...
July 2016: Cryo Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924731/improved-immunogenicity-against-a-her2-neu-derived-peptide-by-employment-of-a-pan-hla-dr-binding-epitope-and-cpg-in-a-balb-c-mice-model
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Sahar Tahaghoghi-Hajghorbani, Jalil Tavakkol-Afshari, Mahmoud Reza Jaafari, Haniyeh Ghaffari-Nazari, Elham Masoumi, Seyed Amir Jalali
BACKGROUND: An efficient strategy to improve the immunogenicity of peptide vaccines is the use of a synthetic peptide containing cytotoxic T-lymphocyte (CTL) epitopes with T-helper (Th) inducing-epitopes. OBJECTIVE: Our purpose was to determine the use of human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 (Her2/neu)-specific CTL epitopes plus the pan HLA DR-binding epitope (PADRE) and CpG oligodeoxynucleotides (ODNs) to induce antitumor effects in vaccinated mice. METHOD: Female BALB/c mice were immunized with subcutaneously the different vaccines...
December 6, 2016: Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895776/establishment-of-specific-cytotoxic-t-lymphocyte-culture-system-and-its-inhibitory-effect-on-ovarian-cancer
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Mingxing Sui, Lihui Si, Tianmin Xu, Manhua Cui
The present study aimed to establish a novel method for efficiently inducing cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) in vitro, in order to develop an immune-based therapy for suppressing and killing ovarian cancer cells with a high safety and efficacy. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) were stimulated with CpG oligodeoxynucleotide (CpGODN) and ginsenoside Rg1, which were united as an immune adjuvant, and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2/neu) antigen peptide, in order to establish a specific CTL culture system in vitro...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872100/regeneration-of-cd8%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cells-from-t-cell-derived-ipsc-imparts-potent-tumor-antigen-specific-cytotoxicity
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Takuya Maeda, Seiji Nagano, Hiroshi Ichise, Keisuke Kataoka, Daisuke Yamada, Seishi Ogawa, Haruhiko Koseki, Toshio Kitawaki, Norimitsu Kadowaki, Akifumi Takaori-Kondo, Kyoko Masuda, Hiroshi Kawamoto
Although adoptive transfer of cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL) offer a promising cancer therapeutic direction, the generation of antigen-specific CTL from patients has faced difficulty in efficient expansion in ex vivo culture. To resolve this issue, several groups have proposed that induced pluripotent stem cell technology be applied for the expansion of antigen-specific CTL, which retain expression of the same T-cell receptor as original CTL. However, in these previous studies, the regenerated CTL are mostly of the CD8αα(+) innate type and have less antigen-specific cytotoxic activity than primary CTL...
December 1, 2016: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853459/immunosenescence-related-transcriptomic-and-immunologic-changes-in-older-individuals-following-influenza-vaccination
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Richard B Kennedy, Inna G Ovsyannikova, Iana H Haralambieva, Ann L Oberg, Michael T Zimmermann, Diane E Grill, Gregory A Poland
The goal of annual influenza vaccination is to reduce mortality and morbidity associated with this disease through the generation of protective immune responses. The objective of the current study was to examine markers of immunosenescence and identify immunosenescence-related differences in gene expression, gene regulation, cytokine secretion, and immunologic changes in an older study population receiving seasonal influenza A/H1N1 vaccination. Surprisingly, prior studies in this cohort revealed weak correlations between immunosenescence markers and humoral immune response to vaccination...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837106/cutting-edge-t-regulatory-cell-depletion-reactivates-latent-simian-immunodeficiency-virus-siv-in-controller-macaques-while-boosting-siv-specific-t-lymphocytes
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Tianyu He, Egidio Brocca-Cofano, Benjamin B Policicchio, Ranjit Sivanandham, Rajeev Gautam, Kevin D Raehtz, Cuiling Xu, Ivona Pandrea, Cristian Apetrei
T regulatory cells (Tregs) are critical in shaping the latent HIV/SIV reservoir, as they are preferentially infected, reverse CD4(+) T cell activation status, and suppress CTL responses. To reactivate latent virus and boost cell-mediated immune responses, we performed in vivo Treg depletion with Ontak (denileukin diftitox) in two SIVsab-infected controller macaques. Ontak induced significant (>75%) Treg depletion and major CD4(+) T cell activation, and only minimally depleted CD8(+) T cells. The overall ability of Tregs to control immune responses was significantly impaired despite their incomplete depletion, resulting in both reactivation of latent virus (virus rebound to 10(3) viral RNA copies/ml plasma in the absence of antiretroviral therapy) and a significant boost of SIV-specific CD8(+) T cell frequency, with rapid clearance of reactivated virus...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806296/opposing-development-of-cytotoxic-and-follicular-helper-cd4%C3%A2-t-cells-controlled-by-the-tcf-1-bcl6-nexus
#17
Tiziano Donnarumma, George R Young, Julia Merkenschlager, Urszula Eksmond, Nadine Bongard, Stephen L Nutt, Claude Boyer, Ulf Dittmer, Vu Thuy Khanh Le-Trilling, Mirko Trilling, Wibke Bayer, George Kassiotis
CD4(+) T cells develop distinct and often contrasting helper, regulatory, or cytotoxic activities. Typically a property of CD8(+) T cells, granzyme-mediated cytotoxic T cell (CTL) potential is also exerted by CD4(+) T cells. However, the conditions that induce CD4(+) CTLs are not entirely understood. Using single-cell transcriptional profiling, we uncover a unique signature of Granzyme B (GzmB)(+) CD4(+) CTLs, which distinguishes them from other CD4(+) T helper (Th) cells, including Th1 cells, and strongly contrasts with the follicular helper T (Tfh) cell signature...
November 1, 2016: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780916/efficient-generation-of-antigen-specific-ctls-by-the-baff-activated-human-b-lymphocytes-as-apcs-a-novel-approach-for-immunotherapy
#18
Zhang Yiwen, Gao Shilin, Chen Yingshi, Su Lishi, Luo Baohong, Liu Chao, Li Linghua, Pan Ting, Zhang Hui
Efficient antigen presentation is indispensable for cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL)-mediated immunotherapy. B-lymphocytes propagated with CD40L have been developed as antigen-presenting cells (APCs), but this capacity needs further optimization. Here, we aimed to expand human B-lymphocytes on a large scale while maintaining their antigen-presenting ability by using both CD40L and B-cell activating factor (BAFF). The addition of BAFF enhanced the expansion efficiency and prolonged the culture time without causing apoptosis of the expanded B-cells...
October 21, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769524/dynamic-acquisition-of-htlv-1-tax-protein-by-mononuclear-phagocytes-role-in-neurologic-disease
#19
Eiji Matsuura, Yoshimi Enose-Akahata, Karen Yao, Unsong Oh, Yuetsu Tanaka, Hiroshi Takashima, Steven Jacobson
Pathology of HTLV-1 associated myelopathy/Tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP) is believed to be the result of "bystander damage" involving effector CD8 (+) T lymphocytes (CTLs) killing of virus infected cells. But the specific cellular events leading up to tissue injury are still unclear. Here, we developed the Microscopy Imaging of Cytotoxic T lymphocyte assay with Fluorescence emission (MI-CaFé), an optimized visualization analysis to explore the interactions between CTLs and virus infected or viral antigen presenting target cells...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755110/early-evolution-of-human-leucocyte-antigen-associated-escape-mutations-in-variable-gag-proteins-predicts-cd4-decline-in-hiv-1-subtype-c-infected-women
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Denis R Chopera, Roman Ntale, Nonkululeko Ndabambi, Nigel Garrett, Clive M Gray, David Matten, Quarraisha Abdool Karim, Salim Abdool Karim, Carolyn Williamson
OBJECTIVE: HIV-1 escape from cytotoxic T-lymphocytes results in the accumulation of human leucocyte antigen (HLA)-associated mutations in the viral genome. To understand the contribution of early escape to disease progression, this study investigated the evolution and pathogenic implications of cytotoxic T-lymphocyte escape in a cohort followed from infection for 5 years. METHODS: Viral loads and CD4 cell counts were monitored in 78 subtype C-infected individuals from onset of infection until CD4 cell count decline to less than 350 cells/μl or 5 years postinfection...
January 14, 2017: AIDS
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