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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931218/aberrant-humoral-immune-responses-in-neurosyphilis-cxcl13-cxcr5-play-a-pivotal-role-for-b-cell-recruitment-to-the-cerebrospinal-fluid
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Qian Yu, Yuanyuan Cheng, Yuanyuan Wang, Cuini Wang, Haikong Lu, Zhifang Guan, Jian Huang, Weiming Gong, Mei Shi, Liyan Ni, Juan Wu, Ruirui Peng, Pingyu Zhou
Background: Previous studies documented that humoral immune responses participated in neurological damage in neurosyphilis patients. However, the mechanisms that trigger and maintain humoral immunity involved in neurosyphilis remain unknown. Methods: Using flow cytometry, expression of B cells was measured in neurosyphilis and non-neurosyphilis. Expression of immunoglobulin indices and chemokine ligand CXCL13 was detected by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. The migration and inhibition assays were evaluated by modified chamber assays...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887367/tfr-cells-lack-il-2r%C3%AE-but-express-decoy-il-1r2-and-il-1ra-and-suppress-the-il-1-dependent-activation-of-tfh-cells
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Paul-Gydeon G Ritvo, Guillame Churlaud, Valentin Quiniou, Laura Florez, Faustine Brimaud, Gwladys Fourcade, Encarnita Mariotti-Ferrandiz, David Klatzmann
Follicular regulatory T (Tfr) cells from lymph node germinal centers control follicular helper T (Tfh) cell-dependent B cell activation. These scarce cells, often described and purified as CD25(+) cells, are thought to be derived from thymic regulatory T (Treg) cells. However, we observed that mouse Tfr cells do not respond to interleukin-2 (IL-2), unlike Treg cells. Stringent immunophenotyping based on B cell lymphoma 6 (Bcl6), programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1), and CXCR5 expression revealed that Tfr cells are actually CD25(-), in mice and humans...
September 8, 2017: Science Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886017/b-cell-phenotype-and-igd-cd27-memory-b-cells-are-affected-by-tnf-inhibitors-and-tocilizumab-treatment-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Rita A Moura, Cláudia Quaresma, Ana R Vieira, Maria J Gonçalves, Joaquim Polido-Pereira, Vasco C Romão, Nádia Martins, Helena Canhão, João E Fonseca
BACKGROUND: The use of TNF-inhibitors and/or the IL-6 receptor antagonist, tocilizumab, in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have pleiotropic effects that also involve circulating B-cells. The main goal of this study was to assess the effect of TNF-inhibitors and tocilizumab on B-cell phenotype and gene expression in RA. METHODS: Blood samples were collected from untreated early RA (ERA) patients, established RA patients under methotrexate treatment, established RA patients before and after treatment with TNF-inhibitors and tocilizumab, and healthy donors...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882444/tetanus-toxoid-carrier-protein-induced-t-helper-cell-responses-upon-vaccination-of-middle-aged-adults
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Marieke van der Heiden, Aafke Duizendstra, Guy A M Berbers, Annemieke M H Boots, Anne-Marie Buisman
INTRODUCTION: Vaccines frequently induce suboptimal immune responses in the elderly, due to immunological ageing. Timely vaccination may be a strategy to overcome this problem, which classifies middle-aged adults asan interesting target group for future vaccine interventions. However, the immunological fitness of the middle-aged population is ill-defined. It is currently unknown whether effective T-cell help towards B-cells is initiated by conjugate-carrier vaccines at middle-age. AIM: We characterized systemic Tetanus Toxoid (TT) specific T-helper cell responses in the circulation of middle-aged adults (50-65years of age, n=31) having received the MenACWY-TT vaccination...
September 4, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881401/generation-of-t-follicular-helper-cells-in-vitro-requirement-for-bcr-cross-linking-and-cognate-b-and-t-cell-interaction
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Anne Kolenbrander, Bastian Grewe, David Nemazee, Klaus Überla, Vladimir Temchura
The minimal requirements for in vitro modeling of the natural CD4(+) T-cell differentiation into T follicular helper (TFH) cells are still under investigation. We co-cultured wild type and TCR-transgenic CD4(+) T-cells from naïve mice with dendritic cells and BCR-transgenic B-cells in the presence of HIV-derived virus-like particles containing matched B- and T-cell epitopes. This co-culturing induced co-expression of TFH-master regulator transcription factor BCL-6 and CXCR5 in up to 10% of the wild type and up to 40% of the TCR-transgenic CD4(+) T-cells...
September 7, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870404/interferon-%C3%AE-suppresses-the-proliferation-and-migration-of-human-placenta-derived-mesenchmal-stromal-cells-and-enhances-their-ability-to-induce-the-generation-of-cd4-cxcr5-foxp3-treg-subset
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Jun-Zhu Yi, Zheng-Hua Chen, Feng-Huang Xu, Zhuo-Ya Wang, Hong-Qin Zhang, Guo-Sheng Jiang, Xi-Ying Luan
We investigate the effects of interferon (IFN)-γ on human placenta-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (hPMSCs), in particular, their adhesion, proliferation and migration and modulatory effects on the CD4(+)CXCR5(+)Foxp3(+)Treg subset. And we compared hPMSCs ability to induce the generation of different Treg subsets in response to treatment with IFN-γ. We found that IFN-γ suppressed the proliferation and migration for hPMSCs. The ability of hPMSCs to induce the generation of CD4(+)CXCR5(+)Foxp3(+)Treg subset was enhanced by IFN-γ...
July 25, 2017: Cellular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861081/14%C3%A2-years-after-discovery-clinical-follow-up-on-15-patients-with-inducible-co-stimulator-deficiency
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Johanna Schepp, Janet Chou, Andrea Skrabl-Baumgartner, Peter D Arkwright, Karin R Engelhardt, Sophie Hambleton, Tomohiro Morio, Ekkehard Röther, Klaus Warnatz, Raif Geha, Bodo Grimbacher
BACKGROUND: Inducible co-stimulator (ICOS) deficiency was the first monogenic defect reported to cause common variable immunodeficiency (CVID)-like disease in 2003. Since then, 16 patients have been reported worldwide with an increasing range of clinical phenotypes. OBJECTIVE: We sought to compare the clinical and immunological phenotype and provide clinical follow-up and therapeutic approaches for treating ICOS-deficient patients. METHODS: We describe the clinical and laboratory data of 15 patients with available clinical data...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840842/chemokine-and-chemokine-receptor-patterns-in-patients-with-benign-and-malignant-salivary-gland-tumors-a-distinct-role-for-ccr7
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Mohammad Reza Haghshenas, Mohammad Javad Ashraf, Bijan Khademi, Abbas Ghaderi, Nasrollah Erfani, Mahboobeh Razmkhah
To explore the molecular mechanisms involved in pathophysiology of malignant and benign salivary gland tumors (SGTs), we investigated main tumor-inducing chemokines and chemokine receptors, CXCL12/CXCR4/ACKR3 (CXCR7), CXCR3/CXCL10, CCR5/CCL5, CCL21/CCR7, CCL2, CCR4, CXCR5, CCR6, and CXCL8 in tumor tissues. Parotid tissues were obtained from 30 patients with malignant and benign SGTs. Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) was employed to determine the mRNA expression pattern of the mentioned chemokines/chemokine receptors and immunohistochemistry (IHC) was performed to verify the expression of CCR7...
March 1, 2017: European Cytokine Network
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833034/rheumatoid-arthritis-fibroblast-like-synoviocytes-cocultured-with-pbmc-increased-peripheral-cd4-cxcr5-icos-t-cells-numbers
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Yawei Tang, Bing Wang, Xiaotong Sun, Han Li, Xunli Ouyang, Jing Wei, Bingbing Dai, Yan Zhang, Xia Li
"Circulating" T follicular helper (Tfh) cells, characterized by their surface phenotypes CD4+CXCR5+ICOS+, have been identified as the CD4+ T cell subset specialized in supporting the activation, expansion and differentiation of B cells. Fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS) are critical in promoting inflammation and cartilage destruction in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and the interaction between FLS and T cells is considered to facilitate FLS activation and T cells recruitment. However, it remains unknown whether RA-FLS cocultured with activated peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) has immunoregulatory effects on peripheral Tfh cells...
August 18, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830675/expansion-of-blood-igg4-bcells-th2-and-tregulatory-cells-in-igg4-related-disease
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Jorn J Heeringa, A Faiz Karim, Jan A M van Laar, Robert M Verdijk, Dion Paridaens, P Martin van Hagen, Menno C van Zelm
BACKGROUND: IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is a systemic fibro-inflammatory condition affecting various organs and has a diverse clinical presentation. Fibrosis and accumulation of IgG4+ plasma cells in tissue are hallmarks of the disease and IgG4-RD is associated with elevated IgG4 serum levels. However, disease pathogenesis is still unclear and these cellular and molecular parameters are neither sensitive nor specific for diagnosis of IgG4-RD. OBJECTIVE: We here sought to develop a flowcytometric gating strategy to reliably identify blood IgG4+ B-cells to study their cellular and molecular characteristics and investigate their contribution in disease pathogenesis...
August 19, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827539/t-cell-specific-cxcr5%C3%A2-deficiency-prevents-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Georgios L Moschovakis, Anja Bubke, Michaela Friedrichsen, Christine S Falk, Regina Feederle, Reinhold Förster
The chemokine receptor CXCR5 is primarily expressed on B cells and Tfh cells and facilitates their migration towards B cell follicles. In the present study we investigated the role of the CXCL13/CXCR5 axis in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and specifically addressed the impact of CXCR5-mediated T and B cell migration in this disease. Employing collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) we identify CXCR5 as an absolutely essential factor for the induction of inflammatory autoimmune arthritis. Cxcr5-deficient mice and mice selectively lacking Cxcr5 on T cells were completely resistant to CIA, showed impaired germinal center responses and failed to mount an IgG1 antibody response to collagen II...
August 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817118/altered-marginal-zone-and-innate-like-b-cells-in-aged-senescence-accelerated-samp8-mice-with-defective-igg1-responses
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Isabel Cortegano, Mercedes Rodríguez, Isabel Martín, Maria Carmen Prado, Carolina Ruíz, Rafael Hortigüela, Mario Alía, Marçal Vilar, Helena Mira, Eva Cano, Mercedes Domínguez, Belén de Andrés, María Luisa Gaspar
Aging has a strong impact on the activity of the immune system, enhancing susceptibility to pathogens and provoking a predominant pre-inflammatory status, whereas dampening responses to vaccines in humans and mice. Here, we demonstrate a loss of marginal zone B lymphocytes (MZ, CD19(+)CD45R(+)CD21(++)CD23(lo)) and a decrease of naive B cells (CD19(+)IgD(+)), whereas there is an enhancement of a CD19(+)CD45R(lo) innate-like B cell population (B1REL) and the so-called aged B cell compartment (ABC, CD45R(+)CD21(lo)CD23(lo)CD5(-)CD11b(-)) in aged senescence-accelerated (SAMP8) mice but not in aged senescence-resistant (SAMR1) mice...
August 17, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810548/effect-of-follicular-helper-t-cells-on-the-pathogenesis-of-asthma
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Xiaojuan Ma, Zhan Sun, Pei Zhai, Wenyan Yu, Ting Wang, Fengsen Li, Jianbing Ding
Follicular helper T (TFH) cells are considered to be a separate T helper cell subset, specifically to help memory B cell participate in humoral immunity. It has been reported that there is an association between the imbalance of TFH function and certain autoimmune diseases. However, to the best of our knowledge, the effect of TFH cells on the process of bronchial asthma has not been investigated. The aim of the present study was to investigate the associated markers of TFH cells in bronchial asthma-induced mice...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806642/circulating-follicular-helper-t-cells-presented-distinctively-different-responses-toward-bacterial-antigens-in-primary-biliary-cholangitis
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Zun-Qiang Zhou, Da-Nian Tong, Jiao Guan, Mei-Fang Li, Qi-Ming Feng, Min-Jie Zhou, Zheng-Yun Zhang
Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) is a chronic and progressive cholestatic liver disease with unknown causes. The initiation of PBC is associated with bacterial infections and abnormal immune correlates, such as the presence of self-reactive anti-mitochondrial antibodies and shifted balance of T cell subsets. In particular, the CD4(+)CXCR5(+) follicular helper T (Tfh) cells are highly activated in PBC patients and are significantly associated with PBC severity, but the underlying reasons are unknown. In this study, we found that the circulating CD4(+)CXCR5(+) T cells were enriched with the interferon (IFN)-γ-secreting Th1-subtype and the interleukin (IL)-17-secreting Th17-subtype, but not the IL-4-secreting Th2 subtype...
August 11, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802258/human-blood-tfr-cells-are-indicators-of-ongoing-humoral-activity-not-fully-licensed-with-suppressive-function
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Valter R Fonseca, Ana Agua-Doce, Ana Raquel Maceiras, Wim Pierson, Filipa Ribeiro, Vasco C Romão, Ana Rita Pires, Susana Lopes da Silva, João Eurico Fonseca, Ana E Sousa, Michelle A Linterman, Luis Graca
Germinal center (GC) responses are controlled by T follicular helper (Tfh) and T follicular regulatory (Tfr) cells and are crucial for the generation of high-affinity antibodies. Although the biology of human circulating and tissue Tfh cells has been established, the relationship between blood and tissue Tfr cells defined as CXCR5(+)Foxp3(+) T cells remains elusive. We found that blood Tfr cells are increased in Sjögren syndrome, an autoimmune disease with ongoing GC reactions, especially in patients with high autoantibody titers, as well as in healthy individuals upon influenza vaccination...
August 11, 2017: Science Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789968/b-cell-phenotypes-signaling-and-their-roles-in-secretion-of-antibodies-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#16
Yoshiya Tanaka, Satoshi Kubo, Shigeru Iwata, Maiko Yoshikawa, Shingo Nakayamada
B cells play a pivotal role in the initiation and perpetuation of SLE. Because SLE is molecularly and clinically heterogeneous, efficacious targeted therapy to clinical remission has not yet been established in SLE. We have found i) statistical clustering between Tfh cells and class-switched memory B cells and the upregulated transition from CXCR5(+) IgM memory B cells to CXCR3(+) class-switched memory B cells in SLE by 8-color flow cytometry, ii) the involvement of Syk, Btk and JAK in the activation and differentiation of B cells in SLE, iii) SLE patients was divided to 3 groups based on immunophenotypic analysis and statistical analysis and patients in the Tfh/class-switched B cell-dominant group were most refractory to conventional therapies although 3 groups had similar clinical features...
August 5, 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783539/p53-deletion-promotes-myeloma-cells-invasion-by-upregulating-mir19a-cxcr5
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Zhijie Yue, Yongxia Zhou, Pan Zhao, Yafang Chen, Ying Yuan, Yaoyao Jing, Xiaofang Wang
P53 deletion has been identified as one of the few factors that defined high risk and poor prognosis in MM. It has been reported p53 deletion is associated with resistance to chemotherapy and organ infiltrations of MM. However, p53 deletion in the migration and dissemination of MM cells has not been totally elucidated. In this research, first, we investigated whether p53 is associated with migration of MM cells. We found that p53 regulates the migration of NCI-H929 cells with wild-type p53 but not U266 cells with mutated-type p53...
July 24, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772217/interaction-between-galectin-9-tim-3-pathway-and-follicular-helper-cd4-t-cells-contributes-to-viral-persistence-in-chronic-hepatitis-c
#18
Ya Zhuo, Yi-Fu Zhang, Hong-Jie Wu, Lei Qin, Yan-Ping Wang, A-Min Liu, Xin-Hong Wang
Both Galectin 9 (Gal-9)/T-cell immunoglobulin and mucin domain-containing protein 3 (TIM-3) pathway and follicular helper CD4(+) T (Tfh) cells play important roles in persistent hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Thus, we aimed to investigate the regulatory role of interaction between Gal-9/TIM-3 pathway and Tfh cells in chronic hepatitis C. A total of 44 chronic hepatitis C patients and 19 normal controls (NCs) were enrolled in this study. Purified CD4(+) T cells were cultured by TIM-3 Fc protein, recombinant Gal-9, or IL-21 for 48h...
October 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753658/neuroanatomy-of-the-spleen-mapping-the-relationship-between-sympathetic-neurons-and-lymphocytes
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Kaitlin Murray, Dayn Romero Godinez, Ingrid Brust-Mascher, Elaine Nicole Miller, Melanie G Gareau, Colin Reardon
The nervous system plays a profound regulatory role in maintaining appropriate immune responses by signaling to immune cells. These immune cells, including B- and T-cells, can further act as intermediary messengers, with subsets of B- and T-cells expressing choline acetyltransferase (ChAT), the enzyme required for acetylcholine (ACh) synthesis. Neural control of ACh release from ChAT+ T-cells can have powerful immune implications, regulating lymphocyte trafficking, inflammation, and prevent death due to experimental septic shock...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751919/intra-articular-injection-of-human-synovial-membrane-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-murine-collagen-induced-arthritis-assessment-of-immunomodulatory-capacity-in-vivo
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Minglu Yan, Xin Liu, Qiujie Dang, He Huang, Fan Yang, Yang Li
The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of human synovial membrane-derived MSCs (SM-MSCs) in murine collagen-induced arthritis (CIA). Male mice (age 7-9 weeks) were injected intra-articularly with SM-MSCs obtained from patients with osteoarthritis, on days 28, 32, and 38 after bovine type II collagen immunization. The efficacy of SM-MSCs in CIA was evaluated clinically and histologically. Cytokine profile analyses were performed by real-time polymerase chain reaction and multiplex analyses. Splenic helper T (Th) cell and regulatory B cell subsets were analyzed by flow cytometry...
2017: Stem Cells International
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