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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436457/fasciola-hepatica-glycoconjugates-immuneregulate-dendritic-cells-through-the-dendritic-cell-specific-intercellular-adhesion-molecule-3-grabbing-non-integrin-inducing-t-cell-anergy
#1
Ernesto Rodríguez, Hakan Kalay, Verónica Noya, Natalie Brossard, Cecilia Giacomini, Yvette van Kooyk, Juan J García-Vallejo, Teresa Freire
Dendritic cell-specific ICAM-3 grabbing non-integrin (DC-SIGN) expressed on a variety of DCs, is a C-type lectin receptor that recognizes glycans on a diverse range of pathogens, including parasites. The interaction of DC-SIGN with pathogens triggers specific signaling events that modulate DC-maturation and activity and regulate T-cell activation by DCs. In this work we evaluate whether F. hepatica glycans can immune modulate DCs via DC-SIGN. We demonstrate that DC-SIGN interacts with F. hepatica glycoconjugates through mannose and fucose residues...
April 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432858/regulatory-function-of-parasites-in-autoimmune-disease-%C3%A2-outcome-from-experimental-model-infection
#2
Katarzyna Krawczak, Katarzyna Donskow-Łysoniewska, Maria Doligalska
It is estimated that more than half of the nowadays known species are pathogenic parasites. Among macroparasites gastrointestinal nematodes are one of most common and having significant impact on life and health. Those organisms reveal strong, specific immune response in host, involving primary mechanisms associated with regulatory and Th2 cells. Referring to immunomodulatory abilities of helminths, parasite infections started to be considered as a possible therapy for many autoimmune diseases. Clinical trials on 2nd and 3rd stage are conducted in spite that treatment has not been recognized as safe for common use...
2017: Annals of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428784/the-roles-of-mast-cells-in-parasitic-protozoan-infections
#3
REVIEW
Fangli Lu, Shiguang Huang
Protozoan parasites such as Plasmodium spp., Leishmania spp., Trypanosoma spp., and Toxoplasma gondii are major causes of parasitic diseases in both humans and animals. The immune system plays a critical role against protozoa, but their immune mechanism remains poorly understood. This highlights the need to investigate the function of immune cells involved in the process of parasite infections and the responses of host immune system to parasite infections. Mast cells (MCs) are known to be central players in allergy and anaphylaxis, and it has been demonstrated that MCs have crucial roles in host defense against a number of different pathogens, including parasites...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423191/origins-and-evolution-of-innate-lymphoid-cells-wardens-of-barrier-immunity
#4
Daniel R Neill, Robin J Flynn
The identification, in the late 2000's, of innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) as a new class of non-B, non-T lymphocytes has led to global efforts to understand their functions, plasticity, and evolutionary origins and to define their place within the leukocyte family. Although this work has uncovered striking similarities in the developmental cues, lineage-specific transcription factors and functional capacities of innate and adaptive lymphocytes, it has become clear that ILCs play a unique and defining role as stewards of barrier defence and that this sets them apart from their adaptive cousins...
April 19, 2017: Parasite Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402840/high-molecular-weight-components-containing-n-linked-oligosaccharides-of-ascaris-suum-extract-inhibit-the-dendritic-cells-activation-through-dc-sign-and-mr
#5
Bruna C Favoretto, Adriana A C Casabuono, José A Portes-Junior, Jacqueline F Jacysyn, Alicia S Couto, Eliana L Faquim-Mauro
Helminths, as well as their secretory/excretory products, induce a tolerogenic immune microenvironment. High molecular weight components (PI) from Ascaris suum extract down-modulate the immune response against ovalbumin (OVA). The PI exerts direct effect on dendritic cells (DCs) independent of TLR 2, 4 and MyD88 molecule and, thus, decreases the T lymphocytes response. Here, we studied the glycoconjugates in PI and the role of C-type lectin receptors (CLRs), DC-SIGN and MR, in the modulation of DCs activity...
April 9, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398155/seasonal-patterns-of-variation-in-steroid-plasma-levels-and-immune-parameters-in-anurans-from-brazilian-semiarid-area
#6
Carla Bonetti Madelaire, Inna Sokolova, Fernando Ribeiro Gomes
Elevated androgens and glucocorticoids displayed by males during the reproductive season have been proposed to mediate a possible trade-off between reproduction and immunocompetence. Anurans living in arid and semiarid environments display a strong seasonal reproduction, which could accentuate the variation in physiological, immunological, and behavioral parameters. We studied covariation between steroid plasma levels, morphometric variables associated with body condition and immunity, leukocyte profile, parasite load, and response to an immunological challenge across different phases of the annual life-history cycle of three anuran species from a Brazilian semiarid area...
July 2017: Physiological and Biochemical Zoology: PBZ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393916/production-and-glyco-engineering-of-immunomodulatory-helminth-glycoproteins-in-plants
#7
Ruud H P Wilbers, Lotte B Westerhof, Kim van Noort, Katja Obieglo, Nicole N Driessen, Bart Everts, Sonja I Gringhuis, Gabriele Schramm, Aska Goverse, Geert Smant, Jaap Bakker, Hermelijn H Smits, Maria Yazdanbakhsh, Arjen Schots, Cornelis H Hokke
Helminth parasites control host-immune responses by secreting immunomodulatory glycoproteins. Clinical trials and mouse model studies have demonstrated the potential of helminth-derived glycoproteins for the treatment of immune-related diseases, like allergies and autoimmune diseases. Studies are however hampered by the limited availability of native parasite-derived proteins. Moreover, recombinant protein production systems have thus far been unable to reconstitute helminth-like glycosylation essential for the functionality of some helminth glycoproteins...
April 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369954/the-role-of-ilc2-in-hookworm-infection
#8
Kara Filbey, Tiffany Bouchery, Graham Le Gros
Hookworm is a major public health concern, with around 500 million people affected worldwide (1). Still, relatively little is known about the immunological responses involved in human infection. Animal studies are mainly confined to using the natural rodent helminth Nippostrongylus brasiliensis, as this has been proposed as the most accurate model of hookworm infection in the mouse, with both its lifecycle, and the immune responses it invokes having been extremely well characterized. In this review, the roles of type 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2) in the control of and host tolerance to hookworm infection, particularly N...
March 31, 2017: Parasite Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368463/enteric-helminths-promote-salmonella-co-infection-by-altering-the-intestinal-metabolome
#9
Lisa A Reynolds, Stephen A Redpath, Sophie Yurist-Doutsch, Navkiran Gill, Eric M Brown, Joris van der Heijden, Tara P Brosschot, Jun Han, Natalie C Marshall, Sarah E Woodward, Yanet Valdez, Christoph H Borchers, Georgia Perona-Wright, B Brett Finlay
Intestinal helminth infections occur predominantly in regions where exposure to enteric bacterial pathogens is also common. Helminth infections inhibit host immunity against microbial pathogens, which has largely been attributed to the induction of regulatory or type 2 (Th2) immune responses. Here we demonstrate an additional three-way interaction in which helminth infection alters the metabolic environment of the host intestine to enhance bacterial pathogenicity. We show that an ongoing helminth infection increased colonization by Salmonella independently of T regulatory or Th2 cells...
March 25, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367220/lectins-interconnecting-proteins-with-biotechnological-pharmacological-and-therapeutic-applications
#10
REVIEW
Luana Cassandra Breitenbach Barroso Coelho, Priscila Marcelino Dos Santos Silva, Vera Lúcia de Menezes Lima, Emmanuel Viana Pontual, Patrícia Maria Guedes Paiva, Thiago Henrique Napoleão, Maria Tereza Dos Santos Correia
Lectins are proteins extensively used in biomedical applications with property to recognize carbohydrates through carbohydrate-binding sites, which identify glycans attached to cell surfaces, glycoconjugates, or free sugars, detecting abnormal cells and biomarkers related to diseases. These lectin abilities promoted interesting results in experimental treatments of immunological diseases, wounds, and cancer. Lectins obtained from virus, microorganisms, algae, animals, and plants were reported as modulators and tool markers in vivo and in vitro; these molecules also play a role in the induction of mitosis and immune responses, contributing for resolution of infections and inflammations...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360908/fasciola-hepatica-immune-regulates-cd11c-cells-by-interacting-with-the-macrophage-gal-galnac-lectin
#11
Ernesto Rodríguez, Paula Carasi, Sofía Frigerio, Valeria da Costa, Sandra van Vliet, Verónica Noya, Natalie Brossard, Yvette van Kooyk, Juan J García-Vallejo, Teresa Freire
Fasciolosis, caused by Fasciola hepatica and Fasciola gigantica, is a trematode zoonosis of interest in public health and livestock production. Like other helminths, F. hepatica modulates the host immune response by inducing potent polarized Th2 and regulatory T cell immune responses and by downregulating the production of Th1 cytokines. In this work, we show that F. hepatica glycans increase Th2 immune responses by immunomodulating TLR-induced maturation and function of dendritic cells (DCs). This process was mediated by the macrophage Gal/GalNAc lectin (MGL) expressed on DCs, which recognizes the Tn antigen (GalNAc-Ser/Thr) on parasite components...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348271/identification-of-novel-stat6-regulated-proteins-in-mouse-b-cells-by-comparative-transcriptome-and-proteome-analysis
#12
Lavanya Mokada-Gopal, Alexander Boeser, Christian H K Lehmann, Friedel Drepper, Diana Dudziak, Bettina Warscheid, David Voehringer
The transcription factor STAT6 plays a key role in mediating signaling downstream of the receptors for IL-4 and IL-13. In B cells, STAT6 is required for class switch recombination to IgE and for germinal center formation during type 2 immune responses directed against allergens or helminths. In this study, we compared the transcriptomes and proteomes of primary mouse B cells from wild-type and STAT6-deficient mice cultured for 4 d in the presence or absence of IL-4. Microarray analysis revealed that 214 mRNAs were upregulated and 149 were downregulated >3-fold by IL-4 in a STAT6-dependent manner...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347664/venestatin-a-ca-binding-protein-from-the-parasitic-nematode-strongyloides-venezuelensis-is-involved-in-the-larval-migration-process
#13
Daigo Tsubokawa, Takeshi Hatta, Taisei Kikuchi, Hiroki Maeda, Fusako Mikami, M Abdul Alim, Haruhiko Maruyama, Naotoshi Tsuji
The secretory EF-hand Ca(++)-binding proteins act as calcium signaling molecules for control of cell functions, but those proteins from parasitic helminths are poorly understood. Here, we have identified and characterized an EF-hand Ca(++)-binding protein from the rodent nematode, Strongyloides venezuelensis, termed 'venestatin', which is highly conserved in Strongyloides spp. Canonical two EF-hand domains and a signal peptide are present in venestatin. A gel mobility shift assay and Ruthenium red staining indicated that the recombinant venestatin possesses binding ability with Ca(++) ions...
March 24, 2017: International Journal for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342825/association-between-parasitic-infections-and-tuberculin-skin-test-results-in-refugees
#14
Nathaniel S Watts, Mucho M Mizinduko, Elizabeth D Barnett, Laura F White, Natasha S Hochberg
BACKGROUND: Parasitic infections are known to modulate the immune response necessary for controlling Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. We sought to investigate species-specific effects of parasite infection on M. tuberculosis infection. METHODS: As part of the Refugee Health Assessment Program, stool examinations and tuberculin skin testing were performed on refugees seen at Boston Medical Center between 1995 and 2012. Tuberculin skin test (TST) and stool examination data were collected for 6669 refugees; 3349 (50...
March 22, 2017: Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342671/apoptosis-of-peritoneal-leucocytes-during-early-stages-of-fasciola-hepatica-infections-in-sheep
#15
A Escamilla, R Pérez-Caballero, R Zafra, M J Bautista, I L Pacheco, M T Ruiz, M S Martínez-Cruz, A Martínez-Moreno, V Molina-Hernández, J Pérez
Several immunomodulatory properties have been described in Fasciola hepatica infections. Apoptosis has been shown to be an effective mechanism to avoid the immune response in helminth infections. The aim of the present work was to study apoptosis in peritoneal leucocytes of sheep experimentally infected with F. hepatica during the early stages of infection. Five groups (n=5) of sheep were used. Groups 2-5 were orally infected with 200 metacercariae (mc) and sacrificed at 1, 3, 9 and 18days post-infection (dpi), respectively...
March 18, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342137/skewed-exposure-to-environmental-antigens-complements-hygiene-hypothesis-in-explaining-the-rise-of-allergy
#16
Wilfried Allaerts, Tse Wen Chang
The Hygiene Hypothesis has been recognized as an important cornerstone to explain the sudden increase in the prevalence of asthma and allergic diseases in modernized culture. The recent epidemic of allergic diseases is in contrast with the gradual implementation of Homo sapiens sapiens to the present-day forms of civilization. This civilization forms a gradual process with cumulative effects on the human immune system, which co-developed with parasitic and commensal Helminths. The clinical manifestation of this epidemic, however, became only visible in the second half of the twentieth century...
March 24, 2017: Acta Biotheoretica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336271/helminth-secretomes-reflect-different-lifestyles-and-parasitized-hosts
#17
Yesid Cuesta-Astroz, Francislon Silva de Oliveira, Laila Alves Nahum, Guilherme Oliveira
Helminths cause a number of medical and agricultural problems and are a major cause of parasitic infections in humans, animals and plants. Comparative analysis of helminth genes and genomes are important to understand the genomic biodiversity and evolution of parasites and their hosts in terms of different selective pressures in their habitats. The interactions between the infective organisms and their hosts are mediated in large part by secreted proteins, known collectively as the "secretome". Proteins secreted by parasites are able to modify a host's environment and modulate their immune system...
March 21, 2017: International Journal for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333957/immune-response-of-rats-vaccinated-orally-with-various-plant-expressed-recombinant-cysteine-proteinase-constructs-when-challenged-with-fasciola-hepatica-metacercariae
#18
Malgorzata Kesik-Brodacka, Agnieszka Lipiec, Monika Kozak Ljunggren, Luiza Jedlina, Katarzyna Miedzinska, Magdalena Mikolajczak, Andrzej Plucienniczak, Andrzej B Legocki, Halina Wedrychowicz
BACKGROUND: Cysteine proteinases of Fasciola hepatica are important candidates for vaccine antigens because of their role in fluke biology and host-parasite relationships. In our previous experiments, we found that a recombinant cysteine proteinase cloned from adult F. hepatica (CPFhW) can protect rats against liver fluke infections when it is administered intramuscularly or intranasally in the form of cDNA. We also observed considerable protection upon challenge following mucosal vaccination with inclusion bodies containing recombinant CPFhW produced in Escherichia coli...
March 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330806/a-fish-model-for-the-study-of-the-relationship-between-neuroendocrine-and-immune-cells-in-the-intestinal-epithelium-silurus-glanis-infected-with-a-tapeworm
#19
B Sayyaf Dezfuli, J A DePasquale, G Castaldelli, L Giari, G Bosi
Immunohistochemical, immunofluorescence and ultrastructural studies were conducted on a sub-population of 20 wels catfish Silurus glanis from a tributary of the River Po (Northern Italy). Fish were examined for the presence of ecto- and endo-parasites; in the intestine of 5 fish, 11 specimens of cestode Glanitaenia osculata were noted and was the only helminth species encountered. The architecture of intestine and its cellular features were nearly identical in either the uninfected S. glanis or in those harboring G...
May 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302673/pneumococcal-vaccine-response-after-exposure-to-parasites-in-utero-in-infancy-or-mid-childhood
#20
Monica Nayakwadi Singer, Claire Heath, Jackson Muinde, Virginia Gildengorin, Francis M Mutuku, David Vu, Dunstan Mukoko, Christopher L King, Indu J Malhotra, Charles H King, A Desirée LaBeaud
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Streptococcus pneumoniae is a leading cause of mortality before age 5, but few studies examine details of childhood response to pneumococcal vaccine in less-developed settings. Although malnutrition, HIV, and concurrent infections can impair response, evidence suggests that chronic parasitic infections can also contribute to poor vaccination results. The objective of this study was to determine whether response to pneumococcal vaccine varied among children either exposed to parasitic infections in utero, previously infected in infancy, or infected at the time of immunization...
March 16, 2017: Pediatrics
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