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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620241/tgf-beta-atra-induced-tregs-express-a-selected-set-of-micrornas-involved-in-the-repression-of-transcripts-related-to-th17-differentiation
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Josiane Lilian Dos Santos Schiavinato, Rodrigo Haddad, Felipe Saldanha-Araujo, João Baiochi, Amélia Goes Araujo, Priscila Santos Scheucher, Dimas Tadeu Covas, Marco Antonio Zago, Rodrigo Alexandre Panepucci
Regulatory T cells (Tregs) are essential regulators of immune tolerance. atRA and TGF-β can inhibit the polarization of naïve T cells into inflammatory Th17 cells, favoring the generation of stable iTregs, however the regulatory mechanisms involved are not fully understood. In this context, the roles of individual microRNAs in Tregs are largely unexplored. Naïve T cells were immunomagnetically isolated from umbilical cord blood and activated with anti-human CD2/CD3/CD28 beads in the presence of IL-2 alone (CD4Med) or with the addition of TGF-β and atRA (CD4TGF/atRA)...
June 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600182/mesenchymal-stem-cells-can-induce-regulatory-t-cells-via-modulating-mir-126a-but-not-mir-10a
#2
Maryam Khosravi, Mohammad Hossein Karimi, Mahdokht Hossein Aghdaie, Mehdi Kalani, Sina Naserian, Ali Bidmeshkipour
Among the different immunosuppressive properties attributed to mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), one relies on their ability to induce regulatory T cells (iTregs) from conventional T cells under particular inflammatory context. Stable Foxp3 expression plays a major role in the phenotypic and functional stability of iTregs. However, the mechanism behind Foxp3 induction in iTregs by MSCs remains unknown. Here, we assessed the possible effect of MSCs on miR-126a and miR-10a expression in iTregs and, consequently on Foxp3 stability, a regulatory pathway that has not yet been explored...
June 18, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599652/regulatory-t-cells-in-multiple-sclerosis-and-myasthenia-gravis
#3
REVIEW
K M Danikowski, S Jayaraman, B S Prabhakar
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic debilitating disease of the central nervous system primarily mediated by T lymphocytes with specificity to neuronal antigens in genetically susceptible individuals. On the other hand, myasthenia gravis (MG) primarily involves destruction of the neuromuscular junction by antibodies specific to the acetylcholine receptor. Both autoimmune diseases are thought to result from loss of self-tolerance, which allows for the development and function of autoreactive lymphocytes. Although the mechanisms underlying compromised self-tolerance in these and other autoimmune diseases have not been fully elucidated, one possibility is numerical, functional, and/or migratory deficits in T regulatory cells (Tregs)...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598443/ash1l-and-lnc-smad3-coordinate-smad3-locus-accessibility-to-modulate-itreg-polarization-and-t-cell-autoimmunity
#4
Meng Xia, Juan Liu, Shuxun Liu, Kun Chen, Hongyu Lin, Minghong Jiang, Xiaoqing Xu, Yiquan Xue, Wei Liu, Yan Gu, Xiang Zhang, Zhiqing Li, Lin Yi, Youcun Qian, Chen Zhou, Ru Li, Xuan Zhang, Zhanguo Li, Xuetao Cao
Regulatory T (Treg) cells are important for the maintenance of immune homoeostasis and prevention of autoimmune diseases. Epigenetic modifications have been reported to modulate autoimmunity by altering Treg cell fate. Here we show that the H3K4 methyltransferase Ash1l facilitates TGF-β-induced Treg cell polarization in vitro and protects mice from T cell-mediated colitis in vivo. Ash1l upregulates Smad3 expression by directly targeting Smad3 promoter to increase local H3K4 trimethylation. Furthermore, we identify an lncRNA, namely lnc-Smad3, which interacts with the histone deacetylase HDAC1 and silences Smad3 transcription...
June 9, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579377/dendritic-cells-conditioned-by-activin-a-induced-regulatory-t-cells-exhibit-enhanced-tolerogenic-properties-and-protect-against-experimental-asthma
#5
Maria Semitekolou, Ioannis Morianos, Aggelos Banos, Dimitris Konstantopoulos, Marina Adamou-Tzani, Tim Sparwasser, Georgina Xanthou
BACKGROUND: Previously, we have demonstrated that regulatory T (Treg) cells, induced by the cytokine activin-A, suppress Th2-mediated allergic responses and linked airway disease. Still, the effects of activin-A-induced Treg cells (act-A-iTreg cells) on the regulation of dendritic cell (DC)-driven allergic inflammation remain elusive. OBJECTIVE: Here, we investigated whether act-A-iTreg cells can modulate DC responses and endow them with enhanced tolerogenic functions...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555437/autoimmunity-in-2016
#6
REVIEW
Carlo Selmi
The number of peer-reviewed articles published during the 2016 solar year and retrieved using the "autoimmunity" key word remained stable while gaining a minimal edge among the immunology articles. Nonetheless, the quality of the publications has been rising significantly and, importantly, acquisitions have become available through scientific journals dedicated to immunology or autoimmunity. Major discoveries have been made in the fields of systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmunity of the central nervous system, vasculitis, and seronegative spondyloarthrithritides...
May 30, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543637/evidence-of-the-immunomodulatory-role-of-dual-pi3k-mtor-inhibitors-in-graft-survival
#7
Valery Vilchez, Lilia Turcios, D Allan Butterfield, Mihail I Mitov, Cristin L Coquillard, Anthony J Brandon, Virgilius Cornea, Roberto Gedaly, Francesc Marti
The PI3K/mTOR signaling cascade is fundamental in T-cell activation and fate decisions. We showed the distinct regulation of PI3K/mTOR in regulatory and effector T-cells and proposed the potential therapeutic benefit of targeting this pathway to control the balance between effector and regulatory T-cell activities. Substantial adverse effects in long-term clinical usage of Rapamycin suggest the use of alternative treatments in restraining effector T-cell function in transplant patients. We hypothesize that dual PI3K/mTOR inhibitors may represent an immunosuppressant alternative...
May 24, 2017: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531229/protein-kinase-c-theta-is-dispensable-for-suppression-mediated-by-cd25-cd4-regulatory-t-cells
#8
Kerstin Siegmund, Nikolaus Thuille, Katarzyna Wachowicz, Natascha Hermann-Kleiter, Gottfried Baier
The activation of conventional T cells upon T cell receptor stimulation critically depends on protein kinase C theta (PKCθ). However, its role in regulatory T (Treg) cell function has yet to be fully elucidated. Using siRNA or the potent and PKC family-selective pharmacological inhibitor AEB071, we could show that murine Treg-mediated suppression in vitro is independent of PKCθ function. Likewise, Treg cells of PKCθ-deficient mice were fully functional, showing a similar suppressive activity as wild-type CD25+CD4+ T cells in an in vitro suppression assay...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503202/stabilization-of-foxp3-expression-by-crispr-dcas9-based-epigenome-editing-in-mouse-primary-t-cells
#9
Masahiro Okada, Mitsuhiro Kanamori, Kazue Someya, Hiroko Nakatsukasa, Akihiko Yoshimura
BACKGROUND: Epigenome editing is expected to manipulate transcription and cell fates and to elucidate the gene expression mechanisms in various cell types. For functional epigenome editing, assessing the chromatin context-dependent activity of artificial epigenetic modifier is required. RESULTS: In this study, we applied clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)-dCas9-based epigenome editing to mouse primary T cells, focusing on the Forkhead box P3 (Foxp3) gene locus, a master transcription factor of regulatory T cells (Tregs)...
2017: Epigenetics & Chromatin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470889/in-vitro-induction-of-human-regulatory-t-cells-itregs-using-conditions-of-low-tryptophan-plus-kynurenines
#10
K L Hippen, R S O'Connor, A M Lemire, A Saha, E A Hanse, N C Tennis, S C Merkel, A Kelekar, J L Riley, B L Levine, C H June, L S Kean, M L MacMillan, J S Miller, J E Wagner, D H Munn, B R Blazar
Thymic regulatory T cells (tTreg) or induced Tregs (iTregs) suppress murine acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). Previously we demonstrated that plasmacytoid dendritic cell (pDC) indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) fosters the in vitro development of human iTregs via tryptophan depletion and kynurenine (Kyn) metabolites. We now show that stimulation of naïve CD4+ T cells in low tryptophan (Low Trp) plus Kyn supports human iTreg generation. In vitro, low Trp+Kyn iTreg and tTregs potently suppress Teffector cell proliferation equivalently but are phenotypically distinct...
May 4, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467968/transcription-factor-c-rel-is-indispensable-for-generation-of-thymic-but-not-of-peripheral-foxp3-regulatory-t-cells
#11
Maik Luu, Elena Jenike, Niyati Vachharajani, Alexander Visekruna
The transcription factor c-Rel has been shown to be crucial for development of regulatory T cells (Tregs). Recent studies have reported that the expression of transcription factor Helios in Foxp3+ Tregs correlates with thymic origin of these cells (tTregs). Notably, we found that only the Helios+Foxp3+ Treg cell population was substantially reduced in c-Rel deficient mice. In contrast to a defective tTreg development, we observed an expansion of mucosal Tregs during the induction of acute colitis in rel-/- mice...
April 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408906/cellular-and-molecular-dynamics-of-th17-differentiation-and-its-developmental-plasticity-in-the-intestinal-immune-response
#12
REVIEW
Suniti Bhaumik, Rajatava Basu
After emerging from the thymus, naive CD4 T cells circulate through secondary lymphoid tissues, including gut-associated lymphoid tissue of the intestine. The activation of naïve CD4 T cells by antigen-presenting cells offering cognate antigen initiate differentiation programs that lead to the development of highly specialized T helper (Th) cell lineages. Although initially believed that developmental programing of effector T cells such as T helper 1 (Th1) or T helper 2 (Th2) resulted in irreversible commitment to a fixed fate, subsequent studies have demonstrated greater flexibility, or plasticity, in effector T cell stability than originally conceived...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352109/il-1%C3%AE-induced-hif-1%C3%AE-inhibits-the-differentiation-of-human-foxp3-t-cells
#13
Lea M Feldhoff, Cesar M Rueda, Maria E Moreno-Fernandez, Johanna Sauer, Courtney M Jackson, Claire A Chougnet, Jan Rupp
Differentiation of regulatory Treg (Treg) in the periphery is critical to control inflammatory processes. Although polarization of inducible Treg (iTreg) often occurs in an inflammatory environment, the effects exerted by inflammation on human iTreg differentiation have not been extensively studied. We observed that IL-1β significantly reduced the frequency of FOXP3(+) T cells under iTreg-polarizing conditions. Mechanistically, we show that IL-1β activated mTORC1 and downstream upregulated hypoxia inducible factor-1 (HIF-1α) expression...
March 28, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290453/suppressive-il-17a-foxp3-and-ex-th17-il-17a-neg-foxp3-treg-cells-are-a-source-of-tumour-associated-treg-cells
#14
Stephanie Downs-Canner, Sara Berkey, Greg M Delgoffe, Robert P Edwards, Tyler Curiel, Kunle Odunsi, David L Bartlett, Nataša Obermajer
Th17 and regulatory T (Treg) cells are integral in maintaining immune homeostasis and Th17-Treg imbalance is associated with inflammatory immunosuppression in cancer. Here we show that Th17 cells are a source of tumour-induced Foxp3(+) cells. In addition to natural (n)Treg and induced (i)Treg cells that develop from naive precursors, suppressive IL-17A(+)Foxp3(+) and ex-Th17 Foxp3(+) cells are converted from IL-17A(+)Foxp3(neg) cells in tumour-bearing mice. Metabolic phenotyping of Foxp3-expressing IL-17A(+), ex-Th17 and iTreg cells demonstrates the dissociation between the metabolic fitness and the suppressive function of Foxp3-expressing Treg cell subsets...
March 14, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287407/membrane-organizing-protein-moesin-controls-treg-differentiation-and-antitumor-immunity-via-tgf-%C3%AE-signaling
#15
Ephraim A Ansa-Addo, Yongliang Zhang, Yi Yang, George S Hussey, Breege V Howley, Mohammad Salem, Brian Riesenberg, Shaoli Sun, Don C Rockey, Serhan Karvar, Philip H Howe, Bei Liu, Zihai Li
Moesin is a member of the ezrin-radixin-moesin (ERM) family of proteins that are important for organizing membrane domains and receptor signaling and regulating the migration of effector T cells. Whether moesin plays any role during the generation of TGF-β-induced Tregs (iTregs) is unknown. Here, we have discovered that moesin is translationally regulated by TGF-β and is also required for optimal TGF-β signaling that promotes efficient development of iTregs. Loss of moesin impaired the development and function of both peripherally derived iTregs and in vitro-induced Tregs...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276457/cd40-signalling-abrogates-induction-of-ror%C3%AE-t-treg-cells-by-intestinal-cd103-dcs-and-causes-fatal-colitis
#16
Christian Barthels, Ana Ogrinc, Verena Steyer, Stefanie Meier, Ferdinand Simon, Maria Wimmer, Andreas Blutke, Tobias Straub, Ursula Zimber-Strobl, Esther Lutgens, Peggy Marconi, Caspar Ohnmacht, Debora Garzetti, Bärbel Stecher, Thomas Brocker
Immune homeostasis in intestinal tissues depends on the generation of regulatory T (Treg) cells. CD103(+) dendritic cells (DCs) acquire microbiota-derived material from the gut lumen for transport to draining lymph nodes and generation of receptor-related orphan γt(+) (RORγt(+)) Helios(-)-induced Treg (iTreg) cells. Here we show CD40-signalling as a microbe-independent signal that can induce migration of CD103(+) DCs from the lamina propria (LP) to the mesenteric lymph nodes. Transgenic mice with constitutive CD11c-specific CD40-signalling have reduced numbers of CD103(+) DCs in LP and a low frequency of RORγt(+)Helios(-) iTreg cells, exacerbated inflammatory Th1/Th17 responses, high titres of microbiota-specific immunoglobulins, dysbiosis and fatal colitis, but no pathology is detected in other tissues...
March 9, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272545/glycyrrhiza-uralensis-water-extract-enhances-dendritic-cell-maturation-and-antitumor-efficacy-of-hpv-dendritic-cell-based-vaccine
#17
Adila Aipire, Jinyu Li, Pengfei Yuan, Jiang He, Yelang Hu, Lu Liu, Xiaoli Feng, Yijie Li, Fuchun Zhang, Jianhua Yang, Jinyao Li
Licorice has been used as herbal medicine and natural sweetener. Here, we prepared Glycyrrhiza uralensis water extract (GUWE) and investigated the effect of GUWE on the maturation and function of dendritic cells (DCs) and its adjuvant effect on DC-based vaccine. We observed that GUWE dose-dependently promoted DC maturation and cytokine secretion through TLR4 signaling pathway. The capacity of DC to stimulate allogenic splenocyte proliferation was also enhanced by GUWE treatment. Compared with control group, GUWE treated DCs pulsed with human papillomavirus (HPV)-16 E6/E7 peptides significantly inhibited the tumor growth in both early and late therapeutic groups...
March 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249894/targeting-cd38-suppresses-induction-and-function-of-t-regulatory-cells-to-mitigate-immunosuppression-in-multiple-myeloma
#18
Xiaoyan Feng, Li Zhang, Chirag Acharya, Gang An, Kenneth Wen, Luqui Qiu, Nikhil C Munshi, Yu-Tzu Tai, Kenneth C Anderson
PURPOSE: We study CD38 levels in immunosuppressive CD4+CD25highFoxp3+ Tregs and further define immune modulating effects of a therapeutic CD38 monoclonal antibody (mAb) Isatuximab (Isa)/SAR650984 in multiple myeloma (MM). EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: We evaluated percentages of CD38-expressing subsets in Tregs from normal donors and MM patients. PBMCs were then treated with Isa with or without Lenalidomide (Len) or Pomalidomide (Pom) to identify their impact on percentage and immunosuppressive activity of Tregs on CD4+CD25- T cells (Tcons)...
March 1, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194047/progranulin-inhibits-human-t-lymphocyte-proliferation-by-inducing-the-formation-of-regulatory-t-lymphocytes
#19
Kyu Hwan Kwack, Hyeon-Woo Lee
We have examined the effect of progranulin (PGRN) on human T cell proliferation and its underlying mechanism. We show that PGRN inhibits the PHA-induced multiplication of T lymphocytes. It increases the number of iTregs when T lymphocytes are activated by PHA but does not do so in the absence of PHA. PGRN-mediated inhibition of T lymphocyte proliferation, as well as the induction of iTregs, was completely reversed by a TGF-β inhibitor or a Treg inhibitor. PGRN induced TGF-β secretion in the presence of PHA whereas it did not in the absence of PHA...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167605/thymus-derived-regulatory-t-cell-development-is-regulated-by-c-type-lectin-mediated-bic-microrna-155-expression
#20
Raquel Sánchez-Díaz, Rafael Blanco-Dominguez, Sandra Lasarte, Katerina Tsilingiri, Enrique Martín-Gayo, Beatriz Linillos-Pradillo, Hortensia de la Fuente, Francisco Sánchez-Madrid, Rinako Nakagawa, María L Toribio, Pilar Martín
Thymus-derived regulatory T (tTreg) cells are key to preventing autoimmune diseases, but the mechanisms involved in their development remain unsolved. Here, we show that the C-type lectin receptor CD69 controls tTreg cell development and peripheral Treg cell homeostasis through the regulation of BIC/microRNA 155 (miR-155) and its target, suppressor of cytokine signaling 1 (SOCS-1). Using Foxp3-mRFP/cd69(+/-) or Foxp3-mRFP/cd69(-/-) reporter mice and short hairpin RNA (shRNA)-mediated silencing and miR-155 transfection approaches, we found that CD69 deficiency impaired the signal transducer and activator of transcription 5 (STAT5) pathway in Foxp3(+) cells...
May 1, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biology
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