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Annukka Pietikäinen, Mikael Maksimow, Tommi Kauko, Saija Hurme, Marko Salmi, Jukka Hytönen
BACKGROUND: Lyme neuroborreliosis (LNB) is one of the manifestations of Lyme disease. Although it is known that immune reaction of LNB patients is dominated by Th1 and Th2 responses and patients have elevated numbers of B cells in their cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), not all the cells involved in inflammation and cytokine secretion have been characterized. The current diagnostics of LNB is based on intrathecal production of antibodies. In recent years, the measurement of chemokine CXCL13 concentration from the CSF has been introduced as a new promising diagnostic tool for LNB to complement the antibody-based diagnostic methods...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Neuroinflammation
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Corrigendum to Ragheb, S et al. (2011). Multiple sclerosis: BAFF and CXCL13 in cerebrospinal fluid Multiple Sclerosis Journal 17(07) 819-829. [DOI: 10.1177/1352458511398887].
October 2016: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
Young Uk Kim, Byung-Seok Kim, Hoyong Lim, Rick A Wetsel, Yeonseok Chung
CXCR5⁺ T follicular helper (Tfh) cells are associated with aberrant autoantibody production in patients with antibody-mediated autoimmune diseases including lupus. Follicular regulatory T (Tfr) cells expressing CXCR5 and Bcl6 have been recently identified as a specialized subset of Foxp3⁺ regulatory T (Treg) cells that control germinal center reactions. In this study, we show that retroviral transduction of CXCR5 gene in Foxp3⁺ Treg cells induced a stable expression of functional CXCR5 on their surface...
October 17, 2016: Biomolecules & Therapeutics
Xiao-Bo Wu, De-Li Cao, Xin Zhang, Bao-Chun Jiang, Lin-Xia Zhao, Bin Qian, Yong-Jing Gao
CXCL13 is a B lymphocyte chemoattractant and activates CXCR5 receptor in the immune system. Here we investigated whether CXCL13/CXCR5 mediates inflammatory pain in dorsal root ganglia (DRG) and the underlying mechanisms. Peripheral injection of complete Freund's Adjuvant (CFA) increased the expression of CXCL13 and CXCR5 in DRG neurons. In Cxcr5(-/-) mice, CFA-induced pain hypersensitivity were attenuated. Whole-cell patch-clamp recording showed that the excitability of dissociated DRG neurons was increased after CFA injection or CXCL13 incubation from wild-type (WT) mice, but not from Cxcr5(-/-) mice...
October 6, 2016: Scientific Reports
Boran Cao, Ning Liu, Wenbo Wang
BACKGROUND: High glucose (HG) often induces unfavorable effects on proliferation and differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). This study aimed to explore potential molecular pathways underlying HG functional mechanism during osteogenic differentiation of MSCs, involving lncRNA AK028326 and CXCL13. METHODS: Murine bone marrow-derived MSCs were cultured in osteogenic-inducing medium supplemented with high glucose level at 25mM or 5.5mM as normal control. Expression levels of lncRNA AK028326 and CXCL13 were measured by using real-time PCR...
September 28, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
Morten Stilund, Mikkel Carstensen Gjelstrup, Tove Christensen, Holger Jon Møller, Thor Petersen
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to examine the levels of the macrophage marker sCD163 and other biomarkers at the time of diagnosis of patients with either clinically isolated syndrome (CIS) or relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS), and assess relation to clinical indicators of prognosis, disease activity (DA), and changes in the levels of these biomarkers at follow-up. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The clinical status and MRI were reevaluated in 56 patients more than 1 year after diagnosis with a median follow-up time of 2 years...
September 2016: Brain and Behavior
Lifang Wang, Ju Cao, Congya Li, Liping Zhang
Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is the leading cause of antibiotic- and healthcare-associated diarrhea. CXCL13 is a well-known CXC chemokine involved in inflammation, but its role in CDI remains unknown. In this study, serum and fecal samplings were collected from 51 CDI patients, 50 diarrhea patients without CDI and 50 healthy control subjects to determine the CXCL13 levels by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Besides, a mouse model of C. difficile infection was established, and murine serum and colon tissues were collected for detection of CXCL13 expression using quantitative real-time RT-PCR, ELISA, Western blot, or immunohistochemistry...
December 2016: Cytokine
G Galletti, F Caligaris-Cappio, M T S Bertilaccio
The development and progression of chronic B-cell tumors depend on a complex microenvironmental network of cells that include monocyte-derived macrophages. In chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) the survival of malignant cells is supported in vitro by nurse-like cells, which differentiate from CD14(+) monocytes and have been identified as tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs). The role of the monocyte/macrophage lineage in CLL has been extensively studied in vitro, but only recently has been investigated in in vivo models...
October 14, 2016: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
Zhanyun Da, Liuxia Li, Jin Zhu, Zhifeng Gu, Bo You, Ying Shan, Si Shi
As a CXC subtype member of the chemokine superfamily, CXCL13 is considered to be involved in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), especially in lupus nephritis (LN). To determine the effect of CXCL13 on SLE and explore the potential mechanisms, we tested serum concentrations of CXCL13 in patients and healthy individuals and found that CXCL13 expression was high in SLE patients especially in LN patients. When we treated human renal mesangial cells (HRMCs) in vitro with recombinant human CXCL13, the cell proliferation was accelerated, which was tested by Cell Counting Kit-8 assay and flow cytometry...
2016: Journal of Immunology Research
Diane E Griffin, Victoria K Baxter
Infection of mice with Sindbis virus (SINV) produces encephalomyelitis and provides a model for examination of the central nervous system (CNS) immune response to alphavirus infection. Clearance of infectious virus is accomplished through a cooperative effort between SINV-specific antibody and interferon gamma (IFN-γ), but the regulatory interactions are poorly understood. To determine the effects of IFN-γ on clinical disease and the antiviral immune response, C57BL/6 mice lacking IFN-γ (Ifng-/-) or IFN-γ receptor (Ifngr1-/-) were studied in comparison to wild-type (WT) mice...
September 22, 2016: Journal of General Virology
William V Perks, Ravinder K Singh, Gareth W Jones, Jason P Twohig, Anwen S Williams, Ian R Humphreys, Philip R Taylor, Simon A Jones, Eddie C Yern Wang
Death receptor 3 (DR3; TNFRSF25) and its tumor necrosis factor-like ligand TL1A (TNFSF15) control several processes in inflammatory diseases through the expansion of effector T cells and the induction of proinflammatory cytokines from myeloid and innate lymphoid cells. Using wild-type (DR3(+/+)) and DR3-knockout (DR3(-/-)) mice, we show that the DR3/TL1A pathway triggers the release of multiple chemokines after acute peritoneal inflammation initiated by a single application of Staphylococcus epidermidis supernatant, correlating with the infiltration of multiple leukocyte subsets...
September 21, 2016: American Journal of Pathology
Bing Li, Huiting Su, Ju Cao, Liping Zhang
PURPOSE: To evaluate the expression and role of serum CXC chemokine ligand 13 (CXCL13) and cytokine IL-31 in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients. METHODS: A case-control study including preoperative serum samples of 78 patients with HCC, 78 patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) and 36 healthy controls (HCs) was conducted. The levels of serum CXCL13 and IL-31 were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays. The correlation of serum cytokines and clinical characteristics, laboratory parameters were analyzed retrospectively...
September 20, 2016: Cytokine
Anna J Henningsson, Paula Gyllemark, Malin Lager, Barbro Hedin Skogman, Ivar Tjernberg
We evaluated the diagnostic performance of two assays, one bead-based assay and one enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), for the determination of CXCL13 levels in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from patients with suspected Lyme neuroborreliosis (LNB). Patients investigated for LNB were retrospectively included (n = 132): 35 with definite LNB, 8 with possible LNB with CSF pleocytosis but normal antibody index (AI), 6 with possible LNB with elevated AI but no CSF pleocytosis and 83 non-LNB patients. CSF samples had been drawn before antibiotic treatment and were analysed for CXCL13 by Quantikine ELISA (R&D Systems) and recomBead (Mikrogen)...
November 2016: APMIS: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica
Cuini Wang, Kaiqi Wu, Qian Yu, Sufang Zhang, Zixiao Gao, Yudan Liu, Liyan Ni, Yuanyuan Cheng, Zhifang Guan, Mei Shi, Haikong Lu, Yongliang Lou, Pingyu Zhou
At present, diagnosis for neurosyphilis remains a major clinical challenge. Venereal Disease Research Laboratory (VDRL) titer of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is suboptimally sensitive to diagnose neurosyphilis, which can be negative in neurosyphilis patients, especially in asymptomatic neurosyphilis patients. In the search for biomarkers of neurosyphilis, we investigated the chemokine profile in CSF of neurosyphilis patients and found that the concentrations of CXCL13, CXCL10 and CXCL8 were selectively elevated in neurosyphilis patients and correlated with CSF protein concentration and CSF-VDRL titer...
2016: Scientific Reports
Roua Al-Kufaidy, Alejandro Vazquez-Tello, Ahmed S BaHammam, Qutayba Hamid, Saleh Al-Muhsen, Rabih Halwani
Here, we report a positive correlation between expression of IL-17 cytokines with CXCL13(+) cells and B cells numbers in asthmatic airways. IL-17A/F stimulated CXCL13 release from fibroblast and endothelial cells which induced B cells chemotaxis.
September 14, 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Martin Glatz, Terry Means, Josef Haas, Allen C Steere, Robert R Müllegger
Little is known about the immunomodulation by tick saliva during a natural tick bite in human skin, the site of the tick-host interaction. We examined the expression of chemokines, cytokines, and leukocyte markers on the mRNA levels and histopathologic changes in human skin biopsies of tick bites (n=37) compared to unaffected skin (n=9). Early tick bite skin lesions (<24 h of tick attachment) were characterized by a predominance of macrophages and dendritic cells, elevated mRNA levels of macrophage chemoattractants (CCL2, CCL3, CCL4) and neutrophil chemoattractants (CXCL1, CXCL8), of the pro-inflammatory cytokine, IL-1β and the anti-inflammatory cytokine, IL-5...
September 13, 2016: Experimental Dermatology
Willemijn T Quispel, Eline C Steenwijk, Vincent van Unen, Susy J Santos, Lianne Koens, Reina Mebius, R Maarten Egeler, Astrid G S van Halteren
Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is a neoplastic myeloid disorder with a thus far poorly understood immune component. Tertiary lymphoid structures (TLS) are lymph node-like entities which create an immune-promoting microenvironment at tumor sites. We analyzed the presence and clinical relevance of TLS in n = 104 H&E-stained, therapy-naive LCH lesions of non-lymphoid origin and applied immunohistochemistry to a smaller series. Lymphoid-follicular aggregates were detected in 34/104 (33%) lesions. In line with the lymphocyte recruitment capacity of MECA-79(+) high endothelial venules (HEVs), MECA-79(+)-expressing-LCH lesions (37/77, 48%) contained the most CD3(+) T-lymphocytes (p = 0...
August 2016: Oncoimmunology
Ahmed M Abu El-Asrar, Nele Berghmans, Saleh A Al-Obeidan, Ahmed Mousa, Ghislain Opdenakker, Jo Van Damme, Sofie Struyf
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine levels of the cytokines IL-1β, IL-6, IL-21, IL-22, and IL-23 and the chemokines CXCL13, CCL19, CCL20, and CCL21 in aqueous humor (AH) samples from patients with specific uveitic entities. METHODS: Paired serum samples (n = 13) and AH samples (n = 111) from patients with active idiopathic granulomatous uveitis (IGU) or with uveitis associated with HLA-B27-related inflammation, Behçet's disease (BD), Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada (VKH) disease, or sarcoidosis and control patients were analyzed in two different multiplex assays...
September 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
Edward A Medina, Neil E Fuehrer, Frank R Miller, Marsha C Kinney, Russell A Higgins
Follicular dendritic cell (FDC) proliferations and dysplastic FDCs can be seen in Hyaline-vascular Castleman disease (HVCD). The association between HVCD and FDC sarcoma is well-documented; dysplastic FDCs may be precursors to FDC sarcoma. Herein, we describe a case of HVCD with strikingly large and dysplastic FDCs, which raised the differential of Hodgkin lymphoma and other neoplasms. Scattered dysplastic FDCs were predominantly in germinal centers and mantle zones, and rarely in interfollicular areas. Although occasional germinal centers contained increased FDCs, no mass forming proliferations were present to suggest FDC sarcoma...
September 2016: Pathology International
Katrijn Neyt, Corine H GeurtsvanKessel, Kim Deswarte, Hamida Hammad, Bart N Lambrecht
Inducible bronchus-associated lymphoid tissue (iBALT) is a long lasting tertiary lymphoid tissue that can be induced following influenza A virus (IAV) infection. Previous studies have shown that iBALT structures containing germinal center (GC) B cells protect against repeated infection by contributing locally to the cellular and humoral immune response. If we are to exploit this in vaccination strategies, we need a better understanding on how iBALT structures are induced. One hypothesis is that the strength of the initial innate response dictates induction of iBALT...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
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