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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134272/cxcl13-as-a-diagnostic-marker-of-neuroborreliosis-and-other-neuroinflammatory-disorders-in-an-unselected-group-of-patients
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Judith N Wagner, S Weis, C Kubasta, J Panholzer, T J von Oertzen
BACKGROUND: The C-X-C motif chemokine ligand 13 (CXCL13) and its receptor CXCR5 play an important role in the homing of B-lymphocytes. As a biomarker in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), CXCL13 has increasingly been used for the diagnosis of neuroborreliosis (NB). We evaluated the diagnostic and prognostic potential of CXCL13 for NB and other neuroinflammatory diseases in an unselected cohort, paying attention to those patients particularly who might benefit from newly emerging CXCL13-directed therapies...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133290/cd137-4-1bb-costimulation-modifies-dna-methylation-in-cd8-t-cell-relevant-genes
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M Angela Aznar, Sara Labiano, Angel Diaz-Lagares, Carmen Molina, Saray Garasa, Arantza Azpilicueta, Inaki Etxeberria, Alfonso R Sanchez-Paulete, Alan J Korman, Manel Esteller, Juan Sandoval, Ignacio Melero
CD137 (4-1BB) costimulation imprints long-term changes that instruct the ultimate behavior of T cells that have previously experienced CD137 ligation. Epigenetic changes could provide a suitable mechanism for these long-term consequences. Genome-wide DNA-methylation arrays were carried out on human peripheral blood CD8+ T lymphocytes stimulated with agonist monoclonal antibody to CD137, including urelumab, which is in phase I/II clinical trials for cancer immunotherapy. Several genes showed consistent methylation patterns in response to CD137 costimulation, which were confirmed by pyrosequencing in a series of healthy donors...
November 13, 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131072/il-21-is-increased-in-nasal-polyposis-and-after-stimulation-with-staphylococcus-aureus-enterotoxin-b
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Lien Calus, Lara Derycke, Melissa Dullaers, Thibaut Van Zele, Natalie De Ruyck, Claudina Pérez-Novo, Gabriele Holtappels, Geert De Vos, Bart N Lambrecht, Claus Bachert, Philippe Gevaert
BACKGROUND: Chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyposis (CRSwNP) is an inflammatory disease associated with lymphoid aggregates and local IgE production related to Staphylococcus aureus enterotoxins. T-follicular helper cells and their effector cytokine interleukin (IL)-21 play an important role in germinal center proliferation. METHODS: IL-21 was determined on the mRNA level by qPCR in nasal tissue of 3 groups of patients: control (n = 17), chronic rhinosinusitis without nasal polyposis (CRSsNP; n = 23), and CRSwNP (n = 35)...
November 9, 2017: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111220/pd-1-hi-cxcr5-cd4-tfh-cells-play-defense-in-cancer-and-offense-in-arthritis
#4
Chunyan Gu-Trantien, Karen Willard-Gallo
T follicular helper (TFH) cells are characteristically defined by their CXCR5 positivity and homing to B cell follicles in secondary lymphoid organs (SLO). An expanded subpopulation of functionally comparable and phenotypically similar PD-1(hi)CXCR5(-)CD4(+) T cells were recently identified in breast cancer (BC) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) to have beneficial or detrimental roles, respectively, but are they inflammatory tissue effector TFH cells?
October 27, 2017: Trends in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109300/the-shifted-balance-between-circulating-follicular-regulatory-t-cells-and-follicular-helper-t-cells-in-patients-with-ulcerative-colitis
#5
Xinrui Wang, Yonggang Zhu, Manli Zhang, Jie Hou, Hongjuan Wang, Yanfang Jiang, Haifeng Wang, Pujun Gao
B cell immunity participates in the pathogenesis of ulcerative colitis (UC). The immune balance between follicular regulatory T (TFR) cells and follicular helper T (TFH) cells is important in regulating B cell responses. However, the alteration of TFR/TFH balance in UC remains unclear. Peripheral blood from 25 UC patients and 15 healthy controls was examined for the frequencies of circulating TFR, TFH, and regulatory T (Treg) cells by flow cytometry. Levels of serum cytokines were measured using cytometric bead array (CBA)...
November 6, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107083/p63-and-p73-repress-cxcr5-chemokine-receptor-gene-expression-in-p53-deficient-mcf-7-breast-cancer-cells-during-genotoxic-stress
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Nikita A Mitkin, Alisa M Muratova, George V Sharonov, Kirill V Korneev, Ekaterina N Sviriaeva, Dmitriy Mazurov, Anton M Schwartz, Dmitry V Kuprash
Many types of chemotherapeutic agents induce of DNA-damage that is accompanied by activation of p53 tumor suppressor, a key regulator of tumor development and progression. In our previous study we demonstrated that p53 could repress CXCR5 chemokine receptor gene in MCF-7 breast cancer cells via attenuation of NFkB activity. In this work we aimed to determine individual roles of p53 family members in the regulation of CXCR5 gene expression under genotoxic stress. DNA-alkylating agent methyl methanesulfonate caused a reduction in CXCR5 expression not only in parental MCF-7 cells but also in MCF-7-p53off cells with CRISPR/Cas9-mediated inactivation of the p53 gene...
November 6, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070611/solution-structure-of-cxcl13-and-heparan-sulfate-binding-show-that-gag-binding-site-and-cellular-signalling-rely-on-distinct-domains
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Yoan R Monneau, Lingjie Luo, Nehru Viji Sankaranarayanan, Balaji Nagarajan, Romain R Vivès, Françoise Baleux, Umesh R Desai, Fernando Arenzana-Seidedos, Hugues Lortat-Jacob
Chemokines promote directional cell migration through binding to G-protein-coupled receptors, and as such are involved in a large array of developmental, homeostatic and pathological processes. They also interact with heparan sulfate (HS), the functional consequences of which depend on the respective location of the receptor- and the HS-binding sites, a detail that remains elusive for most chemokines. Here, to set up a biochemical framework to investigate how HS can regulate CXCL13 activity, we solved the solution structure of CXCL13...
October 2017: Open Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070082/sex-influences-eqtl-effects-of-sle-and-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-associated-genetic-polymorphisms
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Magdalena Lindén, Jorge I Ramírez Sepúlveda, Tojo James, Gudny Ella Thorlacius, Susanna Brauner, David Gómez-Cabrero, Tomas Olsson, Ingrid Kockum, Marie Wahren-Herlenius
BACKGROUND: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS) are autoimmune disorders characterized by autoantibodies, dysregulated B cells, and notably high female-to-male incidence ratios. Genome-wide association studies have identified several susceptibility SNPs for both diseases. Many SNPs in the genome are expression quantitative trait loci (eQTLs), with context-dependent effects. Assuming that sex is a biological context, we investigated whether SLE/pSS SNPs act as eQTLs in B cells and used a disease-targeted approach to understand if they display sex-specific effects...
October 25, 2017: Biology of Sex Differences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056249/nephrutix-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-vs-rituximab-controlled-trial-assessing-t-cell-subset-changes-in-minimal-change-nephrotic-syndrome
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Ahmed Boumediene, Pauline Vachin, Kelhia Sendeyo, Julie Oniszczuk, Shao-Yu Zhang, Carole Henique-Greciet, Andre Pawlak, Vincent Audard, Mario Ollero, Vincent Guigonis, Djillali Sahali
Minimal-change nephrotic syndrome (MCNS) is an immune-mediated glomerular disease. We have analyzed the modifications on T-cell subsets in twenty-three patients who were highly steroid/calcineurin inhibitor and/or mycophenolate mofetil-dependent for frequently relapsing nephrotic syndrome (FRNS) and who were enrolled in a multicenter, double-blind, randomized, placebo vs Rituximab-controlled trial. Patients with FRNS entered the trial at remission and were randomly assigned to receive either Rituximab or placebo...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039547/frequency-and-distribution-of-cd4-cxcr5-follicular-b-helper-t%C3%A2-cells-within-involved-tissues-in-igg4%C3%A2-related-ophthalmic-disease
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Huimin Yang, Ruili Wei, Qiang Liu, Yongheng Shi, Jin Li
Immonoglobulin G4‑related ophthalmic disease (IgG4‑ROD) is a IgG4‑RD and exhibits two main characteristics: Fibrosis that is not necessarily marked histopathologically; and frequent formation of germinal centers (GCs). Follicular B helper T (Tfh) cells are now recognized as the true helper cells for B cells in antibody responses. In the present study, the profile and distribution of Tfh cells in involved tissues from patients with IgG4‑ROD was compared to those of type 1 autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) and patients with IgG4‑related lymphadenopathy (IgG4‑RL)...
December 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035370/natural-killer-cells-migrate-into-and-control-simian-immunodeficiency-virus-replication-in-lymph-node-follicles-in-african-green-monkeys
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Nicolas Huot, Beatrice Jacquelin, Thalia Garcia-Tellez, Philippe Rascle, Mickaël J Ploquin, Yoann Madec, R Keith Reeves, Nathalie Derreudre-Bosquet, Michaela Müller-Trutwin
Natural killer (NK) cells play an essential role in antiviral immunity, but knowledge of their function in secondary lymphoid organs is incomplete. Lymph node follicles constitute a major viral reservoir during infections with HIV-1 and simian immunodeficiency virus of macaques (SIVmac). In contrast, during nonpathogenic infection with SIV from African green monkeys (SIVagm), follicles remain generally virus free. We show that NK cells in secondary lymphoid organs from chronically SIVagm-infected African green monkeys (AGMs) were frequently CXCR5(+) and entered and persisted in lymph node follicles throughout the follow-up (240 d post-infection)...
November 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032029/cxcr5-cd8-t-cells-could-induce-the-death-of-tumor-cells-in-hbv-related-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#12
Yun Jin, Cuicui Lang, Jianzhong Tang, Jiawei Geng, Haihan K Song, Zhiwei Sun, Jinfeng Wang
The follicular CXCR5(+)CD8(+) T cells have recently emerged as a critical cell type in mediating peripheral tolerance as well as antiviral immune responses during chronic infections. In this study, we investigated the function of CXCR5(+)CD8(+) T cells in HBV-related hepatocellular carcinoma patients. Compared to CXCR5(-)CD8(+) T cells, CXCR5(+)CD8(+) T cells presented elevated PD-1 expression but reduced Tim-3 and CTLA-4 expression. Upon anti-CD3/CD28 stimulation, CXCR5(+)CD8(+) T cells demonstrated higher proliferation potency than CXCR5(-)CD8(+) T cells, especially after PD-1 blockade...
October 12, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025273/higher-frequencies-of-circulating-icos-il-21-t-follicular-helper-cells-and-plasma-cells-in-patients-with-new-onset-membranous-nephropathy
#13
Zhihui Zhang, Yunpeng Shi, Kunmeng Yang, Rebecca Crew, Haifeng Wang, Yanfang Jiang
BACKGROUND: T follicular helper (TFH) cells and B cells are known to regulate humoral immune responses. This study is aimed at examining the putative contribution of different subsets of circulating of TFH cells and B cells to membranous nephropathy (MN). METHODS: A total of 45 MN patients and 19 healthy controls (HCs) were examined for the number of TFH cells and B cells by flow cytometry. The level of 24-h urinary protein and eGFR were calculated, and the level of serum cytokines was examined...
October 13, 2017: Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020986/colorectal-cancer-infiltrating-t-lymphocytes-display-a-distinct-chemokine-receptor-expression-profile
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Ann-Britt Löfroos, Mohammad Kadivar, Sabina Resic Lindehammer, Jan Marsal
BACKGROUND: T lymphocytes exert important homeostatic functions in the healthy intestinal mucosa, whereas in case of colorectal cancer (CRC), infiltration of T lymphocytes into the tumor is crucial for an effective anti-tumor immune response. In both situations, the recruitment mechanisms of T lymphocytes into the tissues are essential for the immunological functions deciding the outcome. The recruitment of T lymphocytes is largely dependent on their expression of various chemokine receptors...
October 11, 2017: European Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986277/upregulation-of-peripheral-cxc-and-cc-chemokine-receptor-expression-on-cd4-t-cells-is-associated-with-immune-dysregulation-in-children-with-autism
#15
Sheikh F Ahmad, Mushtaq A Ansari, Ahmed Nadeem, Saleh A Bakheet, Laila Yousef Al-Ayadhi, Sabry M Attia
Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are characterized by disturbances in social interactions and communication, restricted repetitive interests, and stereotyped behavior. Cumulative evidence recommends that there are immune alterations in ASD. Chemokine receptors are known to play an important role in the central nervous system (CNS) and in many neuro inflammatory disorders. The main objective of this study was to explore the role of CXC and CC chemokine receptors signaling in children with autism. We examined chemokine receptor production of CXCR2, CXCR3, CXCR5, and CXCR7 in all peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) and in CD4(+) T cells of typically developing control children (TD) and autistic children (AU)...
October 3, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985621/circulating-cd4-cxcr5-t-cells-contribute-to-proinflammatory-responses-in-multiple-ways-in-coronary-artery-disease
#16
Ru Ding, Wenwu Gao, Zhiqing He, Feng Wu, Yang Chu, Jie Wu, Lan Ma, Chun Liang
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a common subtype of cardiovascular disease. The major contributing event is atherosclerosis, which is a progressive inflammatory condition resulting in the thickening of the arterial wall and the formation of atheromatous plaques. Recent evidence suggests that circulating CD4(+)CXCR5(+) T cells can contribute to inflammatory reactions. In this study, the frequency, phenotype, and function of circulating CD4(+)CXCR5(+) T cells in CAD patients were examined. Data showed that circulating CD4(+)CXCR5(+) T cells in CAD patients were enriched with a PD-1(+)CCR7(-) subset, which was previously identified as the most potent in B cell help...
October 3, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982050/upregulation-of-bacterial-specific-th1-and-th17-responses-that-are-enriched-in-cxcr5-cd4-t-cells-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#17
Qin-Yun Ma, Da-Yu Huang, Hui-Jun Zhang, Shaohua Wang, Xiao-Feng Chen
The microbial community in the mucosal surfaces is involved in the development of human cancers, including gastric cancer and colorectal cancer. The respiratory tract in the lung also hosts a distinctive microbial community, but the correlation between this community and lung cancer is largely unknown. Here, we examined the Th1 and Th17 responses toward several bacterial antigens, in CD4(+) T cells sourced from the peripheral blood (PB), the lung cancer (LC) tissue, and the gastrointestinal (GI) tract of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients...
November 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974433/impact-of-immunosuppressive-drugs-on-circulating-tfh-cells-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-a-pilot-study
#18
Ya Mei Li, Yi Li, Yun Ying Shi, Lin Yan, Xiao Juan Wu, Jiang Tao Tang, Yang Juan Bai, Lan Lan Wang
BACKGROUND: T follicular helper cells (Tfh) are recently revealed to be vital in antibody-mediated rejection (AMR) in kidney transplant recipients (KTRs). However, the impact of immunosuppressive drugs on Tfh cells is not fully understood. The purpose of this study was to investigate the variation of Tfh cells phenotypically and functionally in KTRs treated with different immunosuppression regimens. METHODS: We recruited 26 KTRs treated with tacrolimus (TAC) -based regimen, 13 with sirolimus (SRL) -based regimen and 10 healthy controls (HC) in this study...
September 30, 2017: Transplant Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965867/cxcr5-cd8-t-cells-potently-infiltrate-pancreatic-tumors-and-present-high-functionality
#19
Minghui Bai, Youwei Zheng, Haichao Liu, Baowei Su, Yong Zhan, Hua He
Despite continued improvement in conventional therapy, pancreatic cancer continues to be one of the deadliest tumors worldwide with abysmal 5-year survival rate. New immunotherapeutic strategies that aim at improving antitumor cytotoxic CD8(+) T cell responses are being developed in solid tumors. To assist the development of immunotherapies, we investigated the CD8(+) T cells in pancreatic cancer patients. Compared to healthy individuals, pancreatic cancer patients presented a significant enrichment in the frequency of CD8(+)CXCR5(+) T cells...
September 28, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941291/dysregulation-of-circulating-tfr-tfh-ratio-in-primary-biliary-cholangitis
#20
Jiajia Zheng, Tiancheng Wang, Li Zhang, Liyan Cui
Follicular helper T (Tfh) cells and follicular regulatory T (Tfr) cells are critical for the development and maintenance of germinal center (GC) and humoral immune responses. Accumulating evidence has demonstrated that the dysregulation of either Tfh cells or Tfr cells contributes to the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases. We aim to investigate the roles of circulating Tfh cells and circulating Tfr cells in the pathogenesis of primary biliary cholangitis (PBC). 34 PBC patients and 27 health individuals were enrolled in this study...
September 23, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology
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