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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330866/response-to-comment-on-diversification-of-the-antigen-specific-t-cell-receptor-repertoire-after-varicella-zoster-vaccination
#1
Jorg Goronzy, Qian Qi, Cornelia Weyand
In our repertoire studies of varicella zoster virus-specific T cells, we used very stringent computational criteria to keep contamination with T cell receptor sequences from bystander-activated T cells to a minimum.
March 22, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330864/comment-on-diversification-of-the-antigen-specific-t-cell-receptor-repertoire-after-varicella-zoster-vaccination
#2
Christophe Parizot, Hélène Brisson, Jehane Fadlallah, Delphine Sterlin, Guy Gorochov
Analysis of antigen-specific T cells can be confounded by T cell activation in vitro.
March 22, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326848/autologous-hematopoietic-stem-cells-for-refractory-crohn-s-disease
#3
C A DiNicola, A Zand, D W Hommes
Autologous hematopoietic stem cells are gaining ground as an effective and safe treatment for treating severe refractory Crohn's disease (CD). Autologous hematopoietic stem cell therapy (AHSCT) induces resetting of the immune system by de novo regeneration of T-cell repertoire and repopulation of epithelial cells by bone-marrow derived cells to help patients achieve clinical and endoscopic remission. Areas covered: Herein, the authors discuss the use of AHSCT in treating patients with CD. Improvements in disease activity have been seen in patients with severe autoimmune disease and patients with severe CD who underwent AHSCT for a concomitant malignant hematological disease...
March 22, 2017: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321213/cd161-tconv-and-cd161-treg-share-a-transcriptional-and-functional-phenotype-despite-limited-overlap-in-tcr%C3%AE-repertoire
#4
Chantal L Duurland, Chrysothemis C Brown, Ryan F L O'Shaughnessy, Lucy R Wedderburn
Human regulatory T cells (Treg) are important in immune regulation, but can also show plasticity in specific settings. CD161 is a lectin-like receptor and its expression identifies an effector-like Treg population. Here, we determined how CD161(+) Treg relate to CD161(+) conventional T cells (Tconv). Transcriptional profiling identified a shared transcriptional signature between CD161(+) Tconv and CD161(+) Treg, which is associated with T helper (Th)1 and Th17 cells, and tissue homing, including high expression of gut-homing receptors...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320274/brain-mitochondrial-subproteome-of-rpn10-binding-proteins-and-its-changes-induced-by-the-neurotoxin-mptp-and-the-neuroprotector-isatin
#5
A E Medvedev, O A Buneeva, A T Kopylov, O V Tikhonova, M V Medvedeva, L N Nerobkova, I G Kapitsa, V G Zgoda
Mitochondria play an important role in molecular mechanisms of neuroplasticity, adaptive changes of the brain that occur in the structure and function of its cells in response to altered physiological conditions or development of pathological disorders. Mitochondria are a crucial target for actions of neurotoxins, causing symptoms of Parkinson's disease in various experimental animal models, and also neuroprotectors. Good evidence exists in the literature that mitochondrial dysfunction induced by the neurotoxin 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP) influences functioning of the ubiquitin-proteasomal system (UPS) responsible for selective proteolytic degradation of proteins from various intracellular compartments (including mitochondria), and neuroprotective effects of certain antiparkinsonian agents (monoamine oxidase inhibitors) may be associated with their effects on UPS...
March 2017: Biochemistry. Biokhimii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319730/deconstructing-the-germinal-center-one-cell-at-a-time
#6
REVIEW
Chad R Dufaud, Louise J McHeyzer-Williams, Michael G McHeyzer-Williams
Successful vaccination relies on driving the immune response towards high specificity, affinity and longevity. Germinal centers facilitate the evolution of antigen-specific B cells by iterative rounds of diversification, selection, and differentiation to memory and plasma cells. Experimental evidence points to B cell receptor affinity and amount of antigen presented to follicular helper T cells as main drivers of clonal evolution. Concurrent studies suggest that modifiers of cognate contact, temporal mechanisms, and stochastic factors can also shape diversity and influence differentiation to memory and plasma cells, but molecular pathways driving these selection decisions are unresolved...
March 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319462/late-effects-of-exposure-to-ionizing-radiation-and-age-on-human-thymus-morphology-and-function
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Reiko Ito, Laura P Hale, Susan M Geyer, Jie Li, Andrew Sornborger, Junko Kajimura, Yoichiro Kusunoki, Kengo Yoshida, Marcel R M van den Brink, Seishi Kyoizumi, Nancy R Manley, Kei Nakachi, Gregory D Sempowski
The thymus is essential for proper development and maintenance of a T-cell repertoire that can respond to newly encountered antigens, but its function can be adversely affected by internal factors such as pregnancy and normal aging or by external stimuli such as stress, infection, chemotherapy and ionizing radiation. We have utilized a unique archive of thymus tissues, obtained from 165 individuals, exposed to the 1945 atomic bomb blast in Hiroshima, to study the long-term effects of receiving up to ∼3 Gy dose of ionizing radiation on human thymus function...
March 20, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318808/t-cell-receptor-assessment-in-autoimmune-disease-requires-access-to-the-most-adjacent-immunologically-active-organ
#8
Bergithe E Oftedal, Brita Ardesjö Lundgren, David Hamm, Poh-Yi Gan, Stephen R Holdsworth, Christopher N Hahn, Andreas W Schreiber, Hamish S Scott
Next generation sequencing of T and B cell receptors is emerging as a valuable and effective method to diagnose and monitor hematopoietic malignancies. So far, this approach has not been fully explored in regard to autoimmune diseases. T cells develop in the thymus where they undergo positive and negative selection, and the autoimmune regulator (Aire) is central in the establishment of immunological tolerance. Loss of Aire leads to severe multiorgan autoimmune disease with infiltration of autoreactive T cells in affected organs...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317923/generation-of-diversity-in-thymic-epithelial-cells
#9
REVIEW
Yousuke Takahama, Izumi Ohigashi, Song Baik, Graham Anderson
In the thymus, diverse populations of thymic epithelial cells (TECs), including cortical and medullary TECs and their subpopulations, have distinct roles in coordinating the development and repertoire selection of functionally competent and self-tolerant T cells. Here, we review the expanding diversity in TEC subpopulations in relation to their functions in T cell development and selection as well as their origins and development.
March 20, 2017: Nature Reviews. Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300170/cd8-t-cells-specific-for-the-islet-autoantigen-igrp-are-restricted-in-their-t-cell-receptor-chain-usage
#10
Yannick F Fuchs, Anne Eugster, Sevina Dietz, Christian Sebelefsky, Denise Kühn, Carmen Wilhelm, Annett Lindner, Anita Gavrisan, Jan Knoop, Andreas Dahl, Anette-G Ziegler, Ezio Bonifacio
CD8(+) T cells directed against beta cell autoantigens are considered relevant for the pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes. Using single cell T cell receptor sequencing of CD8(+) T cells specific for the IGRP265-273 epitope, we examined whether there was expansion of clonotypes and sharing of T cell receptor chains in autoreactive CD8(+) T cell repertoires. HLA-A*0201 positive type 1 diabetes patients (n = 19) and controls (n = 18) were analysed. TCR α- and β-chain sequences of 418 patient-derived IGRP265-273-multimer(+) CD8(+) T cells representing 48 clonotypes were obtained...
March 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298291/plasmablast-response-to-primary-rhesus-cytomegalovirus-infection-in-a-monkey-model-of-congenital-cmv-transmission
#11
Qihua Fan, Cody S Nelson, Kristy M Bialas, Flavia Chiuppesi, Joshua Amos, Thaddeus C Gurley, Dawn Jones Marshall, Joshua Eudailey, Holly Heimsath, Jonathon Himes, Ashlesha Deshpande, Mark R Walter, Felix Wussow, Don J Diamond, Peter A Barry, M Anthony Moody, Amitinder Kaur, Sallie R Permar
Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) is the most common congenital infection worldwide, and the leading infectious cause of neurologic deficits and hearing loss in newborns. Development of a maternal HCMV vaccine to prevent vertical virus transmission is a high priority, yet protective maternal immune responses following acute infection are poorly understood. To characterize the maternal humoral immune response to primary CMV infection, we investigated the plasmablast and early antibody repertoire using a nonhuman primate model with two acutely rhesus CMV (RhCMV) infected animals - a CD4+ T cell-depleted dam that experienced fetal loss shortly after vertical RhCMV transmission and an immunocompetent dam that did not transmit RhCMV to her infant...
March 15, 2017: Clinical and Vaccine Immunology: CVI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293817/cd4-memory-t-cells-retain-surface-expression-of-cd31-independently-of-thymic-function-in-patients-with-lymphoproliferative-disorders-following-autologous-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Egor V Batorov, Marina A Tikhonova, Irina V Kryuchkova, Vera V Sergeevicheva, Svetlana A Sizikova, Galina Y Ushakova, Dariya S Batorova, Andrey V Gilevich, Alexander A Ostanin, Ekaterina Y Shevela, Elena R Chernykh
High-dose chemotherapy with autologous hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation (AHSCT) causes severe and long-lasting immunodeficiency in patients with lymphoproliferative disorders. The thymus begins to restore the T-cell repertoire approximately from the sixth month post-transplant. We assessed the dynamics of post-transplant recovery of CD4(+)CD45RA(+)CD31(+) T cells, "recent thymic emigrants" (RTEs), and a poorly described subtype of CD4(+)CD45RA(-)CD31(+) T cells in 90 patients with lymphoproliferative disorders following high-dose chemotherapy with AHSCT...
March 14, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290464/blocking-the-recruitment-of-naive-cd4-t-cells-reverses-immunosuppression-in-breast-cancer
#13
Shicheng Su, Jianyou Liao, Jiang Liu, Di Huang, Chonghua He, Fei Chen, LinBing Yang, Wei Wu, Jianing Chen, Ling Lin, Yunjie Zeng, Nengtai Ouyang, Xiuying Cui, Herui Yao, Fengxi Su, Jian-Dong Huang, Judy Lieberman, Qiang Liu, Erwei Song
The origin of tumor-infiltrating Tregs, critical mediators of tumor immunosuppression, is unclear. Here, we show that tumor-infiltrating naive CD4(+) T cells and Tregs in human breast cancer have overlapping TCR repertoires, while hardly overlap with circulating Tregs, suggesting that intratumoral Tregs mainly develop from naive T cells in situ rather than from recruited Tregs. Furthermore, the abundance of naive CD4(+) T cells and Tregs is closely correlated, both indicating poor prognosis for breast cancer patients...
March 14, 2017: Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289187/correction-for-sethna-et-al-insights-into-immune-system-development-and-function-from-mouse-t-cell-repertoires
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March 13, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284194/clonocalc-and-clonoplot-immune-repertoire-analysis-from-raw-files-to-publication-figures-with-graphical-user-interface
#15
Anke Fähnrich, Moritz Krebbel, Normann Decker, Martin Leucker, Felix D Lange, Kathrin Kalies, Steffen Möller
BACKGROUND: Next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies enable studies and analyses of the diversity of both T and B cell receptors (TCR and BCR) in human and animal systems to elucidate immune functions in health and disease. Over the last few years, several algorithms and tools have been developed to support respective analyses of raw sequencing data of the immune repertoire. These tools focus on distinct aspects of the data processing and require a strong bioinformatics background...
March 11, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275376/immunological-balance-is-associated-with-clinical-outcome-after-autologous-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-in-type-1-diabetes
#16
Kelen C R Malmegrim, Júlia T C de Azevedo, Lucas C M Arruda, Joana R F Abreu, Carlos E B Couri, Gislane L V de Oliveira, Patricia V B Palma, Gabriela T Scortegagna, Ana B P L Stracieri, Daniela A Moraes, Juliana B E Dias, Fabiano Pieroni, Renato Cunha, Luiza Guilherme, Nathália M Santos, Milton C Foss, Dimas T Covas, Richard K Burt, Belinda P Simões, Júlio C Voltarelli, Bart O Roep, Maria C Oliveira
Autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (AHSCT) increases C-peptide levels and induces insulin independence in patients with type 1 diabetes. This study aimed to investigate how clinical outcomes may associate with the immunological status, especially concerning the balance between immunoregulation and autoreactivity. Twenty-one type 1 diabetes patients were monitored after AHSCT and assessed every 6 months for duration of insulin independence, C-peptide levels, frequencies of islet-specific autoreactive CD8(+) T cells (CTL), regulatory lymphocyte subsets, thymic function, and T-cell repertoire diversity...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275185/broadly-reactive-anti-rsv-g-antibodies-from-exposed-individuals-effectively-inhibit-infection-of-primary-airway-epithelial-cells
#17
B Cortjens, E Yasuda, X Yu, K Wagner, Y B Claassen, A Q Bakker, J B M van Woensel, T Beaumont
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) causes severe respiratory disease in young children. Antibodies specific for the RSV prefusion F protein have guided RSV vaccine research and in human serum these antibodies attribute to >90% of the neutralization response, however detailed insight in the composition of the human B cell repertoire against RSV is still largely unknown. In order to study the B cell repertoire of 3 healthy donors for specificity against RSV, CD27(+) memory B cells were isolated and immortalized using BCL6 and Bcl-xL...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274693/the-host-response-to-naturally-derived-extracellular-matrix-biomaterials
#18
REVIEW
Aaron H Morris, D K Stamer, T R Kyriakides
Biomaterials based on natural materials including decellularized tissues and tissue-derived hydrogels are becoming more widely used for clinical applications. Because of their native composition and structure, these biomaterials induce a distinct form of the foreign body response that differs from that of non-native biomaterials. Differences include direct interactions with cells via preserved moieties as well as the ability to undergo remodeling. Moreover, these biomaterials could elicit adaptive immune responses due to the presence of modified native molecules...
March 5, 2017: Seminars in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274545/tumour-and-placenta-establishment-the-importance-of-antigen-processing-and-presentation
#19
Emma Reeves, Edward James
Classical and non-classical MHC class I (MHC I) molecules displayed at the cell surface are essential for the induction of innate and adaptive immune responses. Classical MHC I present endogenously derived peptides to CD8(+) T cells for immunosurveillance of infected or malignant cells. By contrast, non-classical MHC I, in particular HLA-G, also display peptides, but primarily act as immunomodulatory ligands for the innate immune response and are an important component for extravillous trophoblast invasion to form the placenta in pregnancy...
February 28, 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264997/generation-of-peptides-that-promote-positive-selection-in-the-thymus
#20
REVIEW
Kensuke Takada, Kenta Kondo, Yousuke Takahama
To establish an immunocompetent TCR repertoire that is useful yet harmless to the body, a de novo thymocyte repertoire generated through the rearrangement of genes that encode TCR is shaped in the thymus through positive and negative selection. The affinity between TCRs and self-peptides associated with MHC molecules determines the fate of developing thymocytes. Low-affinity TCR engagement with self-peptide-MHC complexes mediates positive selection, a process that primarily occurs in the thymic cortex. Massive efforts exerted by many laboratories have led to the characterization of peptides that can induce positive selection...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
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