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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631301/prevention-of-lupus-nephritis-development-in-nzb-nzw-mice-by-selective-blockade-of-cd28
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Laetitia Laurent, Awena Lefur, Rozenn Le Bloas, Mélanie Néel, Caroline Mary, Anne Moreau, Nicolas Poirier, Bernard Vanhove, Fadi Fakhouri
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic systemic inflammatory disease. Autoantibodies (autoAbs) against double-stranded DNA (ds DNA), the hallmark of lupus, are produced and maintained by the interaction between auto-reactive B cells and CD4(+) T cells. This interplay is controlled by the CD28/CD80-86/CTLA-4 axis. Here we investigated whether selective blockade of CD28-CD80/86 co-stimulatory interactions abrogates lupus nephritis development in a murine model of SLE. To this aim, NZB/NZW F1 mice were treated for 3 months, either with an anti-CD28 Fab' fragment or a control Fab'-IgG...
June 20, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623084/pathogenesis-of-human-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-cellular-perspective
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REVIEW
Vaishali R Moulton, Abel Suarez-Fueyo, Esra Meidan, Hao Li, Masayuki Mizui, George C Tsokos
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic autoimmune disease affecting multiple organs. A complex interaction of genetics, environment, and hormones leads to immune dysregulation and breakdown of tolerance to self-antigens, resulting in autoantibody production, inflammation, and destruction of end-organs. Emerging evidence on the role of these factors has increased our knowledge of this complex disease, guiding therapeutic strategies and identifying putative biomarkers. Recent findings include the characterization of genetic/epigenetic factors linked to SLE, as well as cellular effectors...
June 13, 2017: Trends in Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622785/comprehensive-long-non-coding-rna-expression-profiling-reveals-their-potential-roles-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#3
Lian-Ju Li, Wei Zhao, Sha-Sha Tao, Jun Li, Shu-Zhen Xu, Jie-Bing Wang, Rui-Xue Leng, Yin-Guang Fan, Hai-Feng Pan, Dong-Qing Ye
Long non-coding RNAs can regulate gene transcription, modulate protein function, and act as competing endogenous RNA. Yet, their roles in systemic lupus erythematosus remain to be elucidated. We determined the expression profiles of lncRNAs in T cells of SLE patients and healthy controls using microarrays. Up to 1935 lncRNAs and 1977 mRNAs were differentially expressed. QRT-PCR showed downregulated uc001ykl.1 and ENST00000448942 in SLE patients. Expression of uc001ykl.1 correlated with erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and C-reactive protein, whereas ENST00000448942 level correlated with ESR and anti-Sm antibodies...
June 10, 2017: Cellular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606963/a-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-in-the-ncf1-gene-leading-to-reduced-oxidative-burst-is-associated-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#4
Lina M Olsson, Åsa C Johansson, Birgitta Gullstrand, Andreas Jönsen, Saedis Saevarsdottir, Lars Rönnblom, Dag Leonard, Jonas Wetterö, Christopher Sjöwall, Elisabet Svenungsson, Iva Gunnarsson, Anders A Bengtsson, Rikard Holmdahl
OBJECTIVES: Ncf1 polymorphisms leading to low production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) are strongly associated with autoimmune diseases in animal models. The human NCF1 gene is very complex with both functional and non-functional gene copies and genotyping requires assays specific for functional NCF1 genes. We aimed at investigating association and function of the missense single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP), rs201802880 (here denoted NCF1-339) in NCF1 with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)...
June 12, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605137/peripheral-immunophenotyping-identifies-three-subgroups-based-on-t-cell-heterogeneity-in-lupus-patients
#5
Satoshi Kubo, Shingo Nakayamada, Maiko Yoshikawa, Yusuke Miyazaki, Kei Sakata, Kazuhisa Nakano, Kentaro Hanami, Shigeru Iwata, Ippei Miyagawa, Kazuyoshi Saito, Yoshiya Tanaka
OBJECTIVE: To elucidate the diversity of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), we stratified active SLE patients based on immunophenotyping. METHODS: Peripheral blood mononuclear cells were obtained from 143 SLE patients and 49 healthy individuals. Circulating B, T and dendritic cells were defined based on flow cytometric analysis for human immune system termed "the Human Immunology Project". Based on these results, the immunophenotype was visualized by principal component analysis and SLE patients classified into subgroups by cluster analysis...
June 12, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593610/brief-report-decreased-expression-of-cd244-slamf4-on-monocytes-and-platelets-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#6
Anselm Mak, Susannah I Thornhill, Hui Yin Lee, Bernett Lee, Michael Poidinger, John E Connolly, Anna-Marie Fairhurst
The signalling lymphocyte activation molecule (SLAM) family receptors play important roles in modulating immune responses. Previous studies in murine models and patients have suggested an association of the SLAM family (SLAMF) members with the development of autoimmunity, particularly systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Since previous investigations on CD244 expression have focussed on NK and T cells, the aim of this study was to evaluate the surface expression of major SLAMF members across monocytes and polymorphonuclear cells in an Asian SLE cohort and explore their potential associations with SLE-related disease activity and autoantibodies...
June 8, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560518/mir-210-expression-in-pbmcs-from-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-rheumatoid-arthritis
#7
Q Huang, S-S Chen, J Li, S-S Tao, M Wang, R-X Leng, H-F Pan, D-Q Ye
BACKGROUND: In hypoxic conditions, miRNA-210 plays an important role in regulating the expression of hypoxia-inducing factor-1α (HIF-1α) and the differentiation of T helper 17 (Th17) cells, and this may be involved in the development and function of the immune system. AIMS: This study was to investigate the miR-210 expression levels in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and its association with the clinical and laboratory features of both diseases...
May 30, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542701/two-separate-effects-contribute-to-regulatory-t-cell-defect-in-sle-patients-and-their-unaffected-relatives
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Nuno Costa, Oriana Marques, Sandra I Godinho, Cláudia Carvalho, Barbara Leal, Ana M Figueiredo, Carlos Vasconcelos, António Marinho, Maria F Moraes-Fontes, António Gomes da Costa, Cristina Ponte, Raquel Campanilho-Marques, Telma Cóias, Ana R Martins, João F Viana, Margarida Lima, Berta Martins, Constantin Fesel
FOXP3(+) regulatory T-cells (Tregs) are functionally deficient in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), characterized by reduced surface CD25 (the IL-2 receptor alpha chain). Low-dose IL-2 therapy is a promising current approach to correct this defect. To elucidate the origins of the SLE Treg phenotype, we studied its role through developmentally defined Treg subsets in 45 SLE patients, 103 SLE-unaffected first-degree relatives and 61 unrelated healthy control subjects, and genetic association with the CD25-encoding IL2RA locus...
May 24, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539549/the-metabolic-regulation-in-immune-cells-and-pathogenesis-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-%C3%A2-toward-new-therapeutic-applications%C3%A2
#9
Yusuke Takeshima, Yukiko Iwasaki, Tomohisa Okamura, Keishi Fujio, Kazuhiko Yamamoto
  The importance of cellular metabolism has long been known as Warburg effect; cancer cells are characterized by mitochondrial defect that shifts towards aerobic glycolysis. Recently, many reports have revealed that immune metabolism is a key factor for controlling immune cell proliferation and differentiation. Resting lymphocytes generate energy through oxidative phosphorylation and fatty acid oxidation, whereas activated lymphocytes rapidly shift to glycolysis. Especially in T cells, more precise mechanism of regulating metabolism have been clarified on differentiation from naïve T cells to effector T cells...
2017: Nihon Rinshō Men'eki Gakkai Kaishi, Japanese Journal of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537524/bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-inhibit-t-follicular-helper-cell-in-lupus-prone-mice
#10
X Yang, J Yang, X Li, W Ma, H Zou
Background The objective of this paper is to analyze the role of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs) on the differentiation of T follicular helper (Tfh) cells in lupus-prone mice. Methods Bone marrow cells were isolated from C57BL/6 (B6) mice and cultured in vitro, and surface markers were identified by flow cytometry. Naïve CD4(+) T cells, splenocytes and Tfh cells were isolated from B6 mice spleens and co-cultured with BM-MSCs. The proliferation and the differentiation of CD4(+) T cells and Tfh cells were analyzed by flow cytometry...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534426/the-immunological-personality-of-close-relatives-of-sle-patients
#11
M R Salaman, D A Isenberg
Immunological abnormalities seen in relatives of patients with autoimmune disorders can be useful in understanding the pathogenesis of the disease since, unlike in patients, they cannot result from the disease process or drug treatment. In this article we present a brief overview of our studies of the basic immunological status of close relatives of SLE patients. We looked at blood levels of IgG, IgM and antibodies to double-stranded DNA, as well as at NK cell numbers and cytotoxic activity and the levels of NKT, B and T cells...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500565/dysregulated-lymphoid-cell-populations-in-mouse-models-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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REVIEW
Aurélie De Groof, Patrice Hémon, Olivier Mignen, Jacques-Olivier Pers, Edward K Wakeland, Yves Renaudineau, Bernard R Lauwerys
Biases in the distribution and phenotype of T, B, and antigen-presenting cell populations are strongly connected to mechanisms of disease development in mouse models of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Here, we describe longitudinal changes in lymphoid and antigen-presenting cell subsets in bone marrow, blood and spleen from two lupus-prone strains (MRL/lpr and B6.Sle1.Sle2.Sle3 tri-congenic mice), and how they integrate in our present understanding of the pathogenesis of the disease. In particular, we focus on (autoreactive) T cell activation patterns in lupus-prone mice...
May 13, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479366/cholesterol-accumulation-in-dendritic-cells-links-the-inflammasome-to-acquired-immunity
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Marit Westerterp, Emmanuel L Gautier, Anjali Ganda, Matthew M Molusky, Wei Wang, Panagiotis Fotakis, Nan Wang, Gwendalyn J Randolph, Vivette D D'Agati, Laurent Yvan-Charvet, Alan R Tall
Autoimmune diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) are associated with increased cardiovascular disease and reduced plasma high-density lipoprotein (HDL) levels. HDL mediates cholesterol efflux from immune cells via the ATP binding cassette transporters A1 and G1 (ABCA1/G1). The significance of impaired cholesterol efflux pathways in autoimmunity is unknown. We observed that Abca1/g1-deficient mice develop enlarged lymph nodes (LNs) and glomerulonephritis suggestive of SLE. This lupus-like phenotype was recapitulated in mice with knockouts of Abca1/g1 in dendritic cells (DCs), but not in macrophages or T cells...
June 6, 2017: Cell Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471497/haploinsufficiency-of-nadph-oxidase-subunit-ncf2-is-sufficient-to-accelerate-full-blown-lupus-in-nzm-2328-mice
#14
Chaim O Jacob, Ning Yu, Dae-Goon Yoo, Lizet J Perez-Zapata, Emilia Alina Barbu, Mariana J Kaplan, Monica Purmalek, Jeanette T Pingel, Rachel A Idol, Mary C Dinauer
OBJECTIVE: We have previously established that NCF2 (Neutrophil cytosolic factor 2) is a lupus predisposing gene and identified lupus patients with point mutations that are predicted to cause reduced NADPH oxidase activity. This study was undertaken to investigate the relationship between reduced leukocyte NADPH oxidase activity and immune dysregulation associated with SLE. METHODS: We generated NCF2-null mice, in which NADPH oxidase activity is absent, on the non-autoimmune C57BL/6 background and on the NZM...
May 4, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464513/phagocyte-activity-in-the-peripheral-blood-of-pregnant-women-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-in-the-cord-blood-of-their-newborns
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Gennady T Sukhikh, Valentina G Safronova, Ludmila V Vanko, Nataliya K Matveeva, Anastasiya S Belyaeva, Ekaterina V Fedorova, Marina A Nikolaeva, Nataliya I Klimenchenko, Lyubov V Krechetova
AIM: To detect faults in phagocytosis in peripheral blood cells of pregnant women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and in cord blood of their newborns. METHODS: Pregnant women fulfilled ≥ 4 American College of Rheumatology criteria for SLE and their newborns were recruited. Pregnant women without SLE and their newborns constituted controls. Phagocytosis and respiratory burst were measured using PHAGOTEST and BURSTTEST kits (Biotechnology GmbH, Germany) on FACSCalibur™ flow cytometer...
May 2, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455530/nkg2d-cd4-t-cells-kill-regulatory-t-cells-in-a-nkg2d-nkg2d-ligand-dependent-manner-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#16
Di Yang, Zhiqiang Tian, Mengjie Zhang, Weibing Yang, Jun Tang, Yuzhang Wu, Bing Ni
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) features a decreased pool of CD4(+)CD25(+)Foxp3(+) T regulatory (Treg) cells. We had previously observed NKG2D(+)CD4(+) T cell expansion in contrast to a decreased pool of Treg cells in SLE patients, but whether NKG2D(+)CD4(+) T cells contribute to the decreased Treg cells remains unclear. In the present study, we found that the NKG2D(+)CD4(+) T cells efficiently killed NKG2D ligand (NKG2DL)(+) Treg cells in vitro, whereby the surviving Treg cells in SLE patients showed no detectable expression of NKG2DLs...
April 28, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444759/dysregulated-cd46-shedding-interferes-with-th1-contraction-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#17
Ursula Ellinghaus, Andrea Cortini, Christopher L Pinder, Gaelle Le Friec, Claudia Kemper, Timothy J Vyse
IFN-γ-producing T helper 1 (Th1) cell responses mediate protection against infections but uncontrolled Th1 activity also contributes to a broad range of autoimmune diseases. Autocrine complement activation has recently emerged as key in the induction and contraction of human Th1 immunity: activation of the complement regulator CD46 and the C3aR expressed by CD4(+) T cells via autocrine generated ligands C3b and C3a, respectively, are critical to IFN-γ production. Further, CD46-mediated signals also induce co-expression of immunosuppressive IL-10 in Th1 cells and transition into a (self)-regulating and contracting phase...
April 26, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438897/downregulation-of-mir-200a-3p-targeting-ctbp2-is-involved-in-the-hypoproduction-of-il-2-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-derived-t-cells
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Eri Katsuyama, Minglu Yan, Katsue Sunahori Watanabe, Syun Matsushima, Yuriko Yamamura, Sumie Hiramatsu, Keiji Ohashi, Haruki Watanabe, Takayuki Katsuyama, Sonia Zeggar, Nobuya Yoshida, Vaishali R Moulton, George C Tsokos, Ken-Ei Sada, Jun Wada
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) damages multiple organs by producing various autoantibodies. In this study, we report that decreased microRNA (miR)-200a-3p causes IL-2 hypoproduction through zinc finger E-box binding homeobox (ZEB)1 and C-terminal binding protein 2 (CtBP2) in a lupus-prone mouse. First, we performed RNA sequencing to identify candidate microRNAs and mRNAs involved in the pathogenesis of SLE. We found that miR-200a-3p was significantly downregulated, whereas its putative targets, ZEB2 and CtBP2, were upregulated in CD4(+) T cells from MRL/lpr-Tnfrsf6(lpr) mice compared with C57BL/6J mice...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430662/histone-demethylase-jmjd3-regulates-cd11a-expression-through-changes-in-histone-h3k27-tri-methylation-levels-in-cd4-t-cells-of-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#19
Heng Yin, Haijing Wu, Ming Zhao, Qing Zhang, Hai Long, Siqi Fu, Qianjin Lu
Aberrant CD11a overexpression in CD4+ T cells induces T cell auto-reactivity, which is an important factor for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) pathogenesis. Although many studies have focused on CD11a epigenetic regulation, little is known about histone methylation. JMJD3, as a histone demethylase, is capable of specifically removing the trimethyl group from the H3K27 lysine residue, triggering target gene activation. Here, we examined the expression and function of JMJD3 in CD4+ T cells from SLE patients...
April 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424695/b-cell-tolerance-to-deiminated-histones-in-balb-c-c57bl-6-and-autoimmune-prone-mouse-strains
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Nishant Dwivedi, Annica Hedberg, Ying Yi Zheng, Indira Neeli, Minoru Satoh, Laurence Morel, Ole Petter Rekvig, Marko Radic
Deimination, a posttranslational modification of arginine to citrulline carried out by peptidylarginine deiminases, may compromise tolerance of self-antigens. Patients with connective tissue autoimmunity, particularly rheumatoid arthritis (RA), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), or Felty's syndrome, present with autoantibodies to deiminated histones (dH), which thus form a category of antibodies to citrullinated protein antigens (ACPA). In general, ACPA are a sensitive diagnostic for RA and may form in response to the release of nuclear chromatin (DNA plus dH) from granulocytes, usually referred to as neutrophil extracellular traps...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
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