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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728856/achaete-scute-complex-homologue-2-accelerates-the-development-of-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-like-disease-in-the-nod-shiltj-mouse
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Sung-Min Kim, Jeong-Eun Kwon, Jin-Sil Park, Hyeon-Beom Seo, Kyung-Ah Jung, Young-Mee Moon, Jennifer Lee, Seung-Ki Kwok, Mi-La Cho, Sung-Hwan Park
Achaete-scute complex homologue 2 (Ascl2) has been reported to induce the differentiation and activation of follicular helper T (TFH) cells, which are essential for development of Sjögren's syndrome (SS). This study examined whether Ascl2 plays a role in the development of SS. NOD/ShiLtJ mice were injected with an Ascl2-overexpression vector, and the infiltration of lymphocytes into salivary and lacrimal glands was assessed. The expression of inflammatory cytokines and chemoattractants for T or B cells was measured...
July 17, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700710/t-follicular-helper-cells-regulate-the-activation-of-b-lymphocytes-and-antibody-production-during-plasmodium-vivax-infection
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Maria Marta Figueiredo, Pedro Augusto Carvalho Costa, Suelen Queiroz Diniz, Priscilla Miranda Henriques, Flora Satiko Kano, Mauro Sugiro Tada, Dhelio Batista Pereira, Irene Silva Soares, Olindo Assis Martins-Filho, Dragana Jankovic, Ricardo Tostes Gazzinelli, Lis Ribeiro do Valle Antonelli
Although the importance of humoral immunity to malaria has been established, factors that control antibody production are poorly understood. Follicular helper T cells (Tfh cells) are pivotal for generating high-affinity, long-lived antibody responses. While it has been proposed that expansion of antigen-specific Tfh cells, interleukin (IL) 21 production and robust germinal center formation are associated with protection against malaria in mice, whether Tfh cells are found during Plasmodium vivax (P. vivax) infection and if they play a role during disease remains unknown...
July 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698369/a-distinct-subpopulation-of-cd25-t-follicular-regulatory-cells-localizes-in-the-germinal-centers
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James Badger Wing, Yohko Kitagawa, Michela Locci, Hannah Hume, Christopher Tay, Takayoshi Morita, Yujiro Kidani, Kyoko Matsuda, Takeshi Inoue, Tomohiro Kurosaki, Shane Crotty, Cevayir Coban, Naganari Ohkura, Shimon Sakaguchi
T-follicular helper (Tfh) cells differentiate through a multistep process, culminating in germinal center (GC) localized GC-Tfh cells that provide support to GC-B cells. T-follicular regulatory (Tfr) cells have critical roles in the control of Tfh cells and GC formation. Although Tfh-cell differentiation is inhibited by IL-2, regulatory T (Treg) cell differentiation and survival depend on it. Here, we describe a CD25(-) subpopulation within both murine and human PD1(+)CXCR5(+)Foxp3(+) Tfr cells. It is preferentially located in the GC and can be clearly differentiated from CD25(+) non-GC-Tfr, Tfh, and effector Treg (eTreg) cells by the expression of a wide range of molecules...
July 11, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680761/the-splenic-marginal-zone-shapes-the-phenotype-of-leukemia-b-cells-and-facilitates-their-niche-specific-retention-and-survival
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Vanessa Stache, Lydia Verlaat, Marcel Gätjen, Kristina Heinig, Jörg Westermann, Armin Rehm, Uta E Höpken
Microenvironmental regulation in lymphoid tissues is essential for the development of chronic lymphocytic leukemia. We identified cellular and molecular factors provided by the splenic marginal zone (MZ), which alter the migratory and adhesive behavior of leukemic cells. We used the Cxcr5(-/-)Eµ-Tcl1 leukemia mouse model, in which tumor cells are excluded from B cell follicles and instead accumulate within the MZ. Genes involved in MZ B cell development and genes encoding for adhesion molecules were upregulated in MZ-localized Cxcr5(-/-)Eµ-Tcl1 cells...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662433/cxcr5-cd8-t-cells-present-elevated-capacity-in-mediating-cytotoxicity-toward-autologous-tumor-cells-through-interleukin-10-in-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma
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Jiahong Tang, Jie Zha, Xutao Guo, Pengcheng Shi, Bing Xu
Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is a common and aggressive subtype of non-Hodgkin's lymphomas, with limited treatment options in refractory and relapsed patients. Growing evidence supports the notion that CD8(+) T cell immunity could be utilized to eliminate B cell lymphomas. CXCR5(+)CD8(+) T cell is a novel cell subtype and share CXCR5 expression with CD19(+) tumor cells. In this study, we investigated the frequency and function of existing CXCR5(+)CD8(+) T cells in DLBCL patients. We found that DLBCL patients as a group demonstrated significantly higher level of CXCR5(+)CD8(+) T cells than healthy individuals, with huge variability in each patient...
June 26, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650673/evidence-of-interleukin-21-reduction-in-osteosarcoma-patients-due-to-pd-1-pd-l1-mediated-suppression-of-follicular-helper-t-cell-functionality
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Wenwu Gao, Junjie Zhou, Bin Ji
Interleukin 21 (IL-21) is crucial for the development of a robust CD8(+) T cell response and has been shown to promote antitumor immunity. Despite the fact that osteosarcoma presents significant genetic instability with a high immunogenic potential, the antitumor immune response in osteosarcoma is ineffective. We investigated whether this was due to impaired IL-21 responses. We found that the circulating CD4(+) T cells, a major source of IL-21, had reduced capacity to express IL-21 in osteosarcoma patients compared to healthy controls...
June 26, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647348/pivotal-role-of-lesional-and-perilesional-t-b-lymphocytes-in-pemphigus-pathogenesis
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Huijie Yuan, Shengru Zhou, Zhicui Liu, Weiting Cong, Xiaochun Fei, Weihong Zeng, Haiqin Zhu, Renchao Xu, Ying Wang, Jie Zheng, Meng Pan
Pemphigus is a skin and mucosal membrane-targeting autoimmune bullous disease. Previous studies have demonstrated that circulating anti-desmoglein1/3 antibodies are pathogenic and mediate blister formation. However, the role of infiltrated immune cells in the lesional skin has not been fully investigated. In this study we showed that there existed a large number of B, T lymphocytes and plasma cells in the skin lesions by immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence staining. In addition, a significantly increased number of Dsg1 and Dsg3-specific B cells could be identified by flow cytometric analysis or ELISPOT assay...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646160/loss-of-g%C3%AE-i-proteins-impairs-thymocyte-development-disrupts-t-cell-trafficking-and-leads-to-an-expanded-population-of-splenic-cd4-pd-1-cxcr5-t-cells
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Il-Young Hwang, Kathleen Harrison, Chung Park, John H Kehrl
Thymocyte and T cell trafficking relies on signals initiated by G-protein coupled receptors. To address the importance of the G-proteins Gαi2 and Gαi3 in thymocyte and T cell function, we developed several mouse models. Gαi2 deficiency in hematopoietic progenitors led to a small thymus, a double negative (DN)1/DN2 thymocyte transition block, and an accumulation of mature single positive (SP) thymocytes. Loss at the double positive (DP) stage of thymocyte development caused an increase in mature cells within the thymus...
June 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639391/an-investigation-of-the-relationship-between-recurrent-spontaneous-abortion-and-memory-t-follicular-helper-cells
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Xiaorui Luan, Xiaomin Kang, Weiping Li, Qian Dong
PROBLEM: Immune tolerance with respect to a semi-allogeneic fetus plays a key role in the establishment of a pregnancy. Memory T follicular helper (Tfh) cells have a central role in the regulation of the adaptive immune response. Much of our knowledge of memory Tfh cells' function comes from immune-related diseases. However, the true physiological characteristics of memory Tfh cells and their mode of action in pregnancy remain unclear. METHODS OF STUDY: Deciduas and blood were obtained from 25 recurrent spontaneous abortion (RSA) patients undergoing surgical abortion and 19 normal women in early pregnancy undergoing elective termination...
June 21, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637884/vaccination-establishes-clonal-relatives-of-germinal-center-t-cells-in-the-blood-of-humans
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Antje Heit, Frank Schmitz, Sarah Gerdts, Britta Flach, Miranda S Moore, Jonathan A Perkins, Harlan S Robins, Alan Aderem, Paul Spearman, Georgia D Tomaras, Stephen C De Rosa, M Juliana McElrath
Germinal center T follicular helper cells (GCTfh) in lymphatic tissue are critical for B cell differentiation and protective antibody induction, but whether GCTfh establish clonal derivatives as circulating memory T cells is less understood. Here, we used markers expressed on GCTfh, CXCR5, PD1, and ICOS, to identify potential circulating CXCR5(+)CD4(+) Tfh-like cells (cTfh) in humans, and investigated their functional phenotypes, diversity, and ontogeny in paired donor blood and tonsils, and in blood after vaccination...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637095/selective-cd28-blockade-results-in-superior-inhibition-of-donor-specific-t-follicular-helper-cell-and-antibody-responses-relative-to-ctla-4-ig
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I R Badell, G M La Muraglia, D Liu, M E Wagener, G Ding, M L Ford
Donor-specific antibodies (DSA) are a barrier to improved long-term outcomes following kidney transplantation. Costimulation blockade with CTLA-4-Ig has shown promise as a potential therapeutic strategy to control DSA. T follicular helper (Tfh) cells, a subset of CD4(+) T cells required for optimum antibody production, are reliant on the CD28 costimulatory pathway. We have previously shown that selective CD28 blockade leads to superior allograft survival through improved control of CD8(+) T cells relative to CTLA-4-Ig, but the impact of CD28-specific blockade on CD4(+) Tfh cells is unknown...
June 21, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622456/elevated-ccl25-and-ccr9-expressing-t-helper-cells-in-salivary-glands-of-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-patients-potential-new-axis-in-lymphoid-neogenesis
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Sofie L M Blokland, Maarten R Hillen, Aike A Kruize, Stephan Meller, Bernhard Homey, Glennda M Smithson, Timothy R D J Radstake, Joel A G van Roon
Introduction T follicular helper (Tfh)-cells play a critical role in germinal center formation and B-cell activation, both hallmarks of primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS). CCR9-expressing Th-cells have "Tfh-like" characteristics and are increased at mucosa-associated sites in several inflammatory conditions. Because of their unique characteristics and limited evaluation we investigated the local and systemic CCL25/CCR9-axis in pSS. Methods CCL25 protein and mRNA levels and CCR9+ Th-cells were assessed in labial salivary glands (LSG) of pSS and non-Sjögren's sicca (nSS) patients and their correlation with inflammatory and clinical parameters was evaluated...
June 16, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620390/belatacept-does-not-inhibit-follicular-t-cell-dependent-b-cell-differentiation-in-kidney-transplantation
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Gretchen N de Graav, Dennis A Hesselink, Marjolein Dieterich, Rens Kraaijeveld, Wenda Verschoor, Dave L Roelen, Nicolle H R Litjens, Anita S Chong, Willem Weimar, Carla C Baan
Humoral alloreactivity has been recognized as a common cause of kidney transplant dysfunction. B-cell activation, differentiation, and antibody production are dependent on IL-21(+)CXCR5(+)follicular T-helper (Tfh) cells. Here, we studied whether belatacept, an inhibitor of the costimulatory CD28-CD80/86-pathway, interrupts the crosstalk between Tfh- and B-cells more efficiently than the calcineurin inhibitor tacrolimus. The suppressive effects of belatacept and tacrolimus on donor antigen-driven Tfh-B-cell interaction were functionally studied in peripheral blood mononuclear cells from 40 kidney transplant patients randomized to a belatacept- or tacrolimus-based immunosuppressive regimen...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617936/t-follicular-regulatory-cells-in-mice-and-men
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REVIEW
Ana Raquel Maceiras, Valter R Fonseca, Ana Agua-Doce, Luis Graca
It has long been known that CD4 T cells are necessary to provide help to B cells, triggering a germinal center (GC) reaction where affinity maturation and isotype switching occurs. However, the nature of the dedicated CD4 helper T cells, known as T follicular helper (Tfh), was only recently described. Here, we review the biology and function of the recently described T follicular regulatory (Tfr) cells, another CD4 T cell population also found within GCs but with regulatory function and characteristics. Tfr cells have been identified in mice and humans as simultaneously, presenting simultaneously characteristics of T follicular cells (namely CXCR5 expression) and regulatory T cells (including Foxp3 expression)...
June 15, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604718/the-transcription-factor-runx3-guards-cytotoxic-cd8-effector-t-cells-against-deviation-towards-follicular-helper-t-cell-lineage
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Qiang Shan, Zhouhao Zeng, Shaojun Xing, Fengyin Li, Stacey M Hartwig, Jodi A Gullicksrud, Samarchith P Kurup, Natalija Van Braeckel-Budimir, Yao Su, Matthew D Martin, Steven M Varga, Ichiro Taniuchi, John T Harty, Weiqun Peng, Vladimir P Badovinac, Hai-Hui Xue
Activated CD8(+) T cells differentiate into cytotoxic effector (TEFF) cells that eliminate target cells. How TEFF cell identity is established and maintained is not fully understood. We found that Runx3 deficiency limited clonal expansion and impaired upregulation of cytotoxic molecules in TEFF cells. Runx3-deficient CD8(+) TEFF cells aberrantly upregulated genes characteristic of follicular helper T (TFH) cell lineage, including Bcl6, Tcf7 and Cxcr5. Mechanistically, the Runx3-CBFβ transcription factor complex deployed H3K27me3 to Bcl6 and Tcf7 genes to suppress the TFH program...
August 2017: Nature Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570278/cxcl13-producing-tfh-cells-link-immune-suppression-and-adaptive-memory-in-human-breast-cancer
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Chunyan Gu-Trantien, Edoardo Migliori, Laurence Buisseret, Alexandre de Wind, Sylvain Brohée, Soizic Garaud, Grégory Noël, Vu Luan Dang Chi, Jean-Nicolas Lodewyckx, Céline Naveaux, Hugues Duvillier, Stanislas Goriely, Denis Larsimont, Karen Willard-Gallo
T follicular helper cells (TFH cells) are important regulators of antigen-specific B cell responses. The B cell chemoattractant CXCL13 has recently been linked with TFH cell infiltration and improved survival in human cancer. Although human TFH cells can produce CXCL13, their immune functions are currently unknown. This study presents data from human breast cancer, advocating a role for tumor-infiltrating CXCL13-producing (CXCR5-) TFH cells, here named TFHX13 cells, in promoting local memory B cell differentiation...
June 2, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569167/increased-serum-concentrations-of-il-1-beta-il-21-and-th17-cells-in-overweight-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Hirofumi Shoda, Yasuo Nagafuchi, Yumi Tsuchida, Keiichi Sakurai, Shuji Sumitomo, Keishi Fujio, Kazuhiko Yamamoto
BACKGROUNDS: Obesity is associated with worse disease activity and drug responses in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, the immunological mechanisms responsible for the relationship between RA and obesity have not yet been clarified in detail. This study aimed to elucidate the immunological mechanisms contributing to the pathogenesis of RA in overweight patients. METHODS: The frequencies of CD4(+) T cell, B cell and monocyte subsets were analyzed in RA (n = 81) and healthy donors (n = 99) by flow cytometry, and were compared between three groups (body mass index (BMI) <20,  ≥20 to 25, >25)...
May 31, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28564491/abatacept-attenuates-t-follicular-helper-cell-dependent-b-cell-hyperactivity-in-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
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Gwenny M Verstappen, Petra M Meiners, Odilia B J Corneth, Annie Visser, Suzanne Arends, Wayel H Abdulahad, Rudi W Hendriks, Arjan Vissink, Frans G M Kroese, Hendrika Bootsma
Objective To assess the effect of abatacept (CTLA-4-Ig), which limits T-cell activation, on homeostasis of CD4(+) T-cell subsets and T-cell-dependent B-cell hyperactivity in patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS). Methods Fifteen pSS patients treated with abatacept were included. Circulating CD4(+) T-cell and B-cell subsets were analyzed by flow cytometry at baseline, on treatment and off treatment. CD4(+) effector T-cell subsets and T regulatory (Treg)-cells were identified based on expression of CD45RA, CXCR3, CCR6, CCR4, CXCR5, programmed death-1 (PD-1), inducible costimulator (ICOS) and FoxP3...
May 31, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553284/divergent-expression-of-cxcr5-and-ccr5-on-cd4-t-cells-and-the-paradoxical-accumulation-of-t-follicular-helper-cells-during-hiv-infection
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REVIEW
John Zaunders, Yin Xu, Stephen J Kent, Kersten K Koelsch, Anthony D Kelleher
Viral infection sets in motion a cascade of immune responses, including both CXCR5(+)CD4(+) T follicular helper (Tfh) cells that regulate humoral immunity and CCR5(+)CD4(+) T cells that mediate cell-mediated immunity. In peripheral blood mononuclear cells, the majority of memory CD4(+) T cells appear to fall into either of these two lineages, CCR5(-)CXCR5(+) or CCR5(+)CXCR5(-). Very high titers of anti-HIV IgG antibodies are a hallmark of infection, strongly suggesting that there is significant HIV-specific CD4(+) T cell help to HIV-specific B cells...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551095/an-in-depth-analysis-identifies-two-new-independent-signals-in-11q23-3-associated-with-vitiligo-in-the-chinese-han-population
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Suli Zhao, Fang Fang, Xianfa Tang, Jinfa Dou, Wenjun Wang, Xiaodong Zheng, Liangdan Sun, Anping Zhang
BACKGROUND: Vitiligo is an autoimmune disease, characterized by progressive loss of skin pigmentation, which is caused by the interactions of multiple factors, such as heredity, immunity and environment. Recently, a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) rs638893 at 11q23.3 region was identified as a risk factor for vitiligo in genome-wide association studies and multiple SNPs in this region have been associated with other autoimmune diseases. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to identify additional susceptibility variants associated with vitiligo at 11q23...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Science
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