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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932638/the-anti-slamf7-antibody-elotuzumab-mediates-nk-cell-activation-through-both-cd16-dependent-and-independent-mechanisms
#1
Tatiana Pazina, Ashley M James, Alexander W MacFarlane, Natalie A Bezman, Karla A Henning, Christine Bee, Robert F Graziano, Michael D Robbins, Adam D Cohen, Kerry S Campbell
Elotuzumab is a humanized therapeutic monoclonal antibody directed to the surface glycoprotein SLAMF7 (CS1, CRACC, CD319), which is highly expressed on multiple myeloma (MM) tumor cells. Improved clinical outcomes have been observed following treatment of MM patients with elotuzumab in combination with lenalidomide or bortezomib. Previous work showed that elotuzumab stimulates NK cell-mediated antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC), via Fc-domain engagement with FcγRIIIa (CD16). SLAMF7 is also expressed on NK cells, where it can transmit stimulatory signals...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928741/cxcl12-mediates-aberrant-costimulation-of-b-lymphocytes-in-warts-hypogammaglobulinemia-infections-myelokathexis-immunodeficiency
#2
Giuliana Roselli, Elisa Martini, Vassilios Lougaris, Raffaele Badolato, Antonella Viola, Marinos Kallikourdis
The Warts, Hypogammaglobulinemia, Infections, Myelokathexis (WHIM) syndrome is an immunodeficiency caused by mutations in chemokine receptor CXCR4. WHIM patient adaptive immunity defects remain largely unexplained. We have previously shown that WHIM-mutant T cells form unstable immunological synapses, affecting T cell activation. Here, we show that, in WHIM patients and WHIM CXCR4 knock-in mice, B cells are more apoptosis prone. Intriguingly, WHIM-mutant B cells were also characterized by spontaneous activation...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916434/effects-of-icos-t-cell-depletion-via-afucosylated-monoclonal-antibody-medi-570-on-pregnant-cynomolgus-monkeys-and-the-developing-offspring
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Simone M Nicholson, Gianluca Carlesso, Lily I Cheng, Halie Cook, Karma DaCosta, Joel Leininger, Kathleen McKeever, Stephen Weasel Scott, Devon Taylor, Katie Streicher, Steve Eck, Molly Reed, Raffaella Faggioni, Ronald Herbst, Rakesh Dixit, Patricia C Ryan
MEDI-570 is a fully human afucosylated monoclonal antibody (MAb) against Inducible T-cell costimulator (ICOS), highly expressed on CD4+ T follicular helper (TFH) cells. Effects of MEDI-570 were evaluated in an enhanced pre-postnatal development toxicity (ePPND) study in cynomolgus monkeys. Administration to pregnant monkeys did cause any abortifacient effects. Changes in hematology and peripheral blood T lymphocyte subsets in maternal animals and infants and the attenuated infant IgG immune response to keyhole limpet hemocyanin (KLH) were attributed to MEDI-570 pharmacology...
September 12, 2017: Reproductive Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904128/integration-of-kinase-and-calcium-signaling-at-the-level-of-chromatin-underlies-inducible-gene-activation-in-t-cells
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Ruth Brignall, Pierre Cauchy, Sarah L Bevington, Bethany Gorman, Angela O Pisco, James Bagnall, Christopher Boddington, William Rowe, Hazel England, Kevin Rich, Lorraine Schmidt, Nigel P Dyer, Mark A Travis, Sascha Ott, Dean A Jackson, Peter N Cockerill, Pawel Paszek
TCR signaling pathways cooperate to activate the inducible transcription factors NF-κB, NFAT, and AP-1. In this study, using the calcium ionophore ionomycin and/or PMA on Jurkat T cells, we show that the gene expression program associated with activation of TCR signaling is closely related to specific chromatin landscapes. We find that calcium and kinase signaling cooperate to induce chromatin remodeling at ∼2100 chromatin regions, which demonstrate enriched binding motifs for inducible factors and correlate with target gene expression...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901971/xenotransplantation-past-present-and-future
#5
Burcin Ekser, Ping Li, David K C Cooper
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review the progress in the field of xenotransplantation with special attention to most recent encouraging findings which will eventually bring xenotransplantation to the clinic in the near future. RECENT FINDINGS: Starting from early 2000, with the introduction of galactose-α1,3-galactose (Gal)-knockout pigs, prolonged survival especially in heart and kidney xenotransplantation was recorded. However, remaining antibody barriers to non-Gal antigens continue to be the hurdle to overcome...
September 8, 2017: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891065/il4-induced-gene-1-is-secreted-at-the-immune-synapse-and-modulates-tcr-activation-independently-of-its-enzymatic-activity
#6
Aude Aubatin, Nouhoum Sako, Xavier Decrouy, Emmanuel Donnadieu, Valérie Molinier-Frenkel, Flavia Castellano
Amino-acid catabolizing enzymes produced by mononuclear phagocytes play a central role in regulating the immune response. The mammalian phenylalanine-catabolizing enzyme IL4-induced gene 1 (IL4I1) inhibits effector T lymphocyte proliferation and facilitates regulatory T-cell development. IL4I1 expression by macrophages of various human tumors may affect patient prognosis as it facilitates tumor escape from the T-cell response in murine models. Its enzymatic activity appears to participate in its effects, but some actions of IL4I1 remain unclear...
September 10, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881992/image-based-spatiotemporal-causality-inference-for-protein-signaling-networks
#7
Xiongtao Ruan, Christoph Wülfing, Robert F Murphy
Motivation: Efforts to model how signaling and regulatory networks work in cells have largely either not considered spatial organization or have used compartmental models with minimal spatial resolution. Fluorescence microscopy provides the ability to monitor the spatiotemporal distribution of many molecules during signaling events, but as of yet no methods have been described for large scale image analysis to learn a complex protein regulatory network. Here we present and evaluate methods for identifying how changes in concentration in one cell region influence concentration of other proteins in other regions...
July 15, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878738/overlooked-mechanisms-in-type-1-diabetes-etiology-how-unique-costimulatory-molecules-contribute-to-diabetogenesis
#8
REVIEW
David H Wagner
Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) develops when immune cells invade the pancreatic islets resulting in loss of insulin production in beta cells. T cells have been proven to be central players in that process. What is surprising, however, is that classic mechanisms of tolerance cannot explain diabetogenesis; alternate mechanisms must now be considered. T cell receptor (TCR) revision is the process whereby T cells in the periphery alter TCR expression, outside the safety-net of thymic selection pressures. This process results in an expanded T cell repertoire, capable of responding to a universe of pathogens, but limitations are that increased risk for autoimmune disease development occurs...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841215/toll-like-receptor-2-costimulation-potentiates-the-antitumor-efficacy-of-car-t-cells
#9
Y Lai, J Weng, X Wei, L Qin, P Lai, R Zhao, Z Jiang, B Li, S Lin, S Wang, Q Wu, Z Tang, P Liu, D Pei, Y Yao, X Du, P Li
Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell immunotherapies have shown unprecedented success in treating leukemia but limited clinical efficacy in solid tumors. Here, we generated 1928zT2 and m28zT2, targeting CD19 and mesothelin, respectively, by introducing the Toll/interleukin-1 receptor domain of Toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2) to 1928z and m28z. T cells expressing 1928zT2 or m28zT2 showed improved expansion, persistency and effector function against CD19(+) leukemia or mesothelin(+) solid tumors respectively in vitro and in vivo...
August 3, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829428/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-assessment-of-t-b-and-myeloid-cells-suppressive-activity-and-humoral-responses-from-transplant-recipients
#10
Séverine Bézie, Claire Usal, Carole Guillonneau
The main concern in transplantation is to achieve specific tolerance through induction of regulatory cells. The understanding of tolerance mechanisms requires reliable models. Here, we describe models of tolerance to cardiac allograft in rat, induced by blockade of costimulation signals or by upregulation of immunoregulatory molecules through gene transfer. Each of these models allowed in vivo generation of regulatory cells such as regulatory T cells (Tregs), regulatory B cells (Bregs) or regulatory myeloid cells (RegMCs)...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821531/cd28-and-41bb-costimulation-enhances-the-effector-function-of-cd19-specific-engager-t-cells
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Mireya Paulina Velasquez, Arpad Szoor, Abishek Vaidya, Aarohi Thakkar, Phuong Nguyen, Meng-Fen Wu, Hao Liu, Stephen Gottschalk
T cells expressing CD19-specific chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) with endodomains that encode a signaling domain derived from CD3zeta and CD28 or 41BB have potent antitumor activity in early phase clinical studies for B-cell malignancies. Besides CD19-specific CARs, other approaches are actively being pursued to redirect T cells to CD19, including recombinant bispecific T-cell engager (BiTE) proteins or T cells genetically modified to express BiTEs (engager [ENG] T cells). Since BiTEs provide no costimulation, we investigated here if provision of costimulation through CD28 and 41BB enhances the effector function of CD19-ENG T cells...
August 18, 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818684/t-cell-mediated-rejection-of-human-cd34-cells-is-prevented-by-costimulatory-blockade-in-a-xenograft-model
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Annie L Oh, Dolores Mahmud, Benedetta Nicolini, Nadim Mahmud, Vitalyi Senyuk, Pritesh R Patel, Elisa Bonetti, Mario Arpinati, James L M Ferrara, Damiano Rondelli
A xenograft model of stem cell rejection was developed by co-transplantating human CD34(+) and allogeneic CD3(+) T cells into NOD-scid ɣ-chain(null) mice. T cells caused graft failure when transplanted at any CD34/CD3 ratio between 1:50 and 1:.1. Kinetics experiments showed that 2 weeks after transplantation CD34(+) cells engrafted the marrow and T cells expanded in the spleen. Then, at 4 weeks only memory T cells populated both sites and rejected CD34(+) cells. Blockade of T cell costimulation was tested by injecting the mice with abatacept (CTLA4-IgG1) from day -1 to +27 (group A), from day -1 to +13 (group B), or from day +14 to +28 (group C)...
August 14, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817464/biologics-for-idiopathic-inflammatory-myopathies
#13
Siamak Moghadam-Kia, Rohit Aggarwal, Chester V Oddis
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: As treatment of refractory cases of idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIMs) has been challenging, there is growing interest in assessing novel biologics that target various pathways implicated in the pathogenesis of IIM. RECENT FINDINGS: In the largest clinical trial in adult and juvenile IIM assessing the effectiveness of rituximab, the primary outcome was not met but 83% of this refractory group of IIM patients met a predefined definition of improvement and rituximab demonstrated a significant glucocorticoid-sparing effect...
August 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810548/effect-of-follicular-helper-t-cells-on-the-pathogenesis-of-asthma
#14
Xiaojuan Ma, Zhan Sun, Pei Zhai, Wenyan Yu, Ting Wang, Fengsen Li, Jianbing Ding
Follicular helper T (TFH) cells are considered to be a separate T helper cell subset, specifically to help memory B cell participate in humoral immunity. It has been reported that there is an association between the imbalance of TFH function and certain autoimmune diseases. However, to the best of our knowledge, the effect of TFH cells on the process of bronchial asthma has not been investigated. The aim of the present study was to investigate the associated markers of TFH cells in bronchial asthma-induced mice...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802588/t-cell-costimulation-blockade-promotes-transplantation-tolerance-in-combination-with-sirolimus-and-post-transplantation-cyclophosphamide-for-haploidentical-transplantation-in-children-with-severe-aplastic-anemia
#15
Sarita Rani Jaiswal, Prakash Bhakuni, Shamsuz Zaman, Satish Bansal, Priyanka Bharadwaj, Sneh Bhargava, Suparno Chakrabarti
We conducted a pilot study employing extended T cell costimulation blockade (COSBL) with Abatacept along with sirolimus and post-transplantation cyclophosphamide (PTCy) in 10 patients (median age 12) with severe aplastic anemia (SAA). Nine patients engrafted in the COSBL group, compared to all 10 patients (median 14 vs 13days) treated on PTCy protocols without abatacept (CONTROL group). The incidence of acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) was 10.5% in the COSBL group compared to 50% in the CONTROL group (p=0...
August 9, 2017: Transplant Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792854/phytosterols-synergize-with-endotoxin-to-augment-inflammation-in-kupffer-cells-but-alone-have-limited-direct-effect-on-hepatocytes
#16
Gregory Guthrie, Bryan Tackett, Barbara Stoll, Camilia Martin, Oluyinka Olutoye, Douglas G Burrin
INTRODUCTION: Phytosterols are implicated in the development of parenteral nutrition-associated liver disease. A newly proposed mechanism for phytosterol-mediated parenteral nutrition-associated liver disease is through phytosterol-facilitated hepatic proinflammatory cytokine release following exposure to intestinally derived bacteria. Whether the proinflammatory effects are liver cell specific is not known. AIM: To determine if phytosterols cause inflammation in hepatocytes or Kupffer cells independently or require costimulation by lipopolysaccharide (LPS)...
August 1, 2017: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775208/a-multikinase-and-dna-pk-inhibitor-combination-immunomodulates-melanomas-suppresses-tumor-progression-and-enhances-immunotherapies
#17
Alexander K Tsai, Asra Y Khan, Christina E Worgo, Lucy L Wang, Yuanyuan Liang, Eduardo Davila
Combination therapies have the potential to improve outcomes in melanoma patients but have not yet been clinically efficacious. Here, we used high-throughput flow cytometry-based screening to identify and characterize candidate therapies that might synergize with and augment T-cell immunotherapy efficacy. Two lead therapies, regorafenib (Reg) and NU7441, were selected based on their ability to alter a variety of immunomodulatory proteins, including CD55, CD73, CD155, programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1), nerve growth factor receptor (NGFR), and HLA class I in a heterogeneous panel of melanomas...
August 3, 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767735/engaging-the-cd40-cd40l-pathway-augments-t-helper-cell-responses-and-improves-control-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-infection
#18
Jonathan Kevin Sia, Erica Bizzell, Ranjna Madan-Lala, Jyothi Rengarajan
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) impairs dendritic cell (DC) functions and induces suboptimal antigen-specific CD4 T cell immune responses that are poorly protective. Mucosal T-helper cells producing IFN-γ (Th1) and IL-17 (Th17) are important for protecting against tuberculosis (TB), but the mechanisms by which DCs generate antigen-specific T-helper responses during Mtb infection are not well defined. We previously reported that Mtb impairs CD40 expression on DCs and restricts Th1 and Th17 responses. We now demonstrate that CD40-dependent costimulation is required to generate IL-17 responses to Mtb...
August 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765375/evidence-for-frequency-dependent-cortical-plasticity-in-the-human-brain
#19
Caroline A Lea-Carnall, Nelson J Trujillo-Barreto, Marcelo A Montemurro, Wael El-Deredy, Laura M Parkes
Frequency-dependent plasticity (FDP) describes adaptation at the synapse in response to stimulation at different frequencies. Its consequence on the structure and function of cortical networks is unknown. We tested whether cortical "resonance," favorable stimulation frequencies at which the sensory cortices respond maximally, influenced the impact of FDP on perception, functional topography, and connectivity of the primary somatosensory cortex using psychophysics and functional imaging (fMRI). We costimulated two digits on the hand synchronously at, above, or below the resonance frequency of the somatosensory cortex, and tested subjects' accuracy and speed on tactile localization before and after costimulation...
August 15, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739303/cpg-oligonucleotides-increase-hbv-specific-cytokine-responses-in-whole-blood-and-enhance-cytokine-release-assay-sensitivity
#20
Werner Dammermann, Julia Dornbrack, Katharina Bröker, Frank Bentzien, Stefan Lüth
BACKGROUND: Chronic hepatitis B leads to liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. To develop a therapeutic vaccine for chronic hepatitis B patients it is necessary to assess cellular immune responses to hepatitis B virus (HBV) antigens. We investigated the potential of toll-like receptor (TLR) 9 agonists, i.e. CpG oligonucleotides, as costimulators to increase diagnostic sensitivity and specificity of our HBV- specific cytokine release assay. METHODS: Whole blood from 80 healthy individuals (n=51 hepatitis B vaccinated, n=29 unvaccinated) was stimulated with hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) or hepatitis B core antigen (HBcAg) in presence or absence of CpG oligonucleotides...
October 2017: Journal of Virological Methods
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