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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723271/development-of-three-orthogonal-assays-suitable-for-the-identification-and-qualification-of-pikfyve-inhibitors
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Kylie Fogarty, Mohammed Kashem, Andras Bauer, Alexandra Bernardino, Debra Brennan, Brian Cook, Neil Farrow, Teresa Molinaro, Richard Nelson
FYVE-type zinc finger-containing phosphoinositide kinase (PIKfyve) catalyzes the formation of phosphatidylinositol 3,5-bisphosphate (PI(3,5)P2) from phosphatidylinositol 3-phosphate (PI(3)P). PIKfyve has been implicated in multiple cellular processes, and its role in the regulation of toll-like receptor (TLR) pathways and the production of proinflammatory cytokines has sparked interest in developing small-molecule PIKfyve inhibitors as potential therapeutics to treat autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. We developed three orthogonal assays to identify and qualify small-molecule inhibitors of PIKfyve: (1) a purified component microfluidic enzyme assay that measures the conversion of fluorescently labeled PI(3)P to PI(3,5)P2 by purified recombinant full-length human 6His-PIKfyve (rPIKfyve); (2) an intracellular protein stabilization assay using the kinase domain of PIKfyve expressed in HEK293 cells; and (3) a cell-based functional assay that measures the production of interleukin (IL)-12p70 in human peripheral blood mononuclear cells stimulated with TLR agonists lipopolysaccharide and R848...
July 2017: Assay and Drug Development Technologies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694807/brucella-omp25-upregulates-mir-155-mir-21-5p-and-mir-23b-to-inhibit-interleukin-12-production-via-modulation-of-programmed-death-1-signaling-in-human-monocyte-macrophages
#2
Beibei Cui, Wenli Liu, Xiaoya Wang, Yu Chen, Qian Du, Xiaomin Zhao, Hai Zhang, Shan-Lu Liu, Dewen Tong, Yong Huang
Brucella spp. infection results in compromised Type1 (Th1) cellular immune response. Several reports have described an immunomodulatory function for Brucella major outer membrane protein Omp25. However, the mechanism by which Omp25 modulates macrophage dysfunction has not been defined. Herein, we reported that Omp25-deficient mutant of Brucella suis exhibited an enhanced ability to induce interleukin (IL)-12 whereas ectopic expression of Omp25 protein inhibited TLR agonists-induced IL-12 p70 production through suppression of both IL-12 p40 and p35 subunit expression in THP-1 cells...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648870/tlr7-and-tlr8-agonist-resiquimod-r848-differently-regulates-mif-expression-in-cells-and-organs
#3
Yao Mawulikplimi Adzavon, Pengxiang Zhao, Baobei Lv, Mengyu Liu, Xin Zhang, Fei Xie, Linqi Yang, Lei Shang, Mingzi Zhang, Qinjian Li, Xuemei Ma
Since its first description in 1966, macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) was found to play a critical role in inflammatory and immune responses as well as in disease pathogenesis especially in tumor pathogenesis and cancer progression. MIF is expressed in different cell types and is associated with many disease severity and tumor pathogenesis. Here, we investigated the influence of TLR7 and TLR8 agonist resiquimod (R848), an immune response inducer used as a prophylactic agent for several infectious diseases as well as anticancer agents and vaccine adjuvant on MIF expression in cells and organs...
June 22, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635072/plgf-enhances-tlr-dependent-inflammatory-responses-in-human-mononuclear-phagocytes
#4
Laura F Newell, Shernan G Holtan, Jane E Yates, Leonardo Pereira, Jeffrey W Tyner, Irina Burd, Grover C Bagby
PROBLEM: Levels of placental growth factor (PlGF) peak during third trimester of pregnancy, a time when women are at increased risk of virus-induced morbidity. We hypothesized PlGF might contribute to an exaggerated inflammatory response to Toll-like receptor (TLR) activation. METHOD OF STUDY: Primary human adult and cord blood CD14(+) cells were cultured in the presence of TLR ligands and/or PlGF. RESULTS: PlGF significantly enhanced the magnitude and duration of TNF messenger RNA and protein production by TLR-7/8-activated monocytes, and increased subsequent production of TNF-independent inflammatory cytokines...
June 20, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601925/enhanced-stimulation-of-human-tumor-specific-t-cells-by-dendritic-cells-matured-in-the-presence-of-interferon-%C3%AE-and-multiple-toll-like-receptor-agonists
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Tanja Lövgren, Dhifaf Sarhan, Iva Truxová, Bhavesh Choudhary, Roeltje Maas, Jeroen Melief, Maria Nyström, Ulrika Edbäck, Renee Vermeij, Gina Scurti, Michael Nishimura, Giuseppe Masucci, Alex Karlsson-Parra, Andreas Lundqvist, Lars Adamson, Rolf Kiessling
Dendritic cell (DC) vaccines have been demonstrated to elicit immunological responses in numerous cancer immunotherapy trials. However, long-lasting clinical effects are infrequent. We therefore sought to establish a protocol to generate DC with greater immunostimulatory capacity. Immature DC were generated from healthy donor monocytes by culturing in the presence of IL-4 and GM-CSF and were further differentiated into mature DC by the addition of cocktails containing different cytokines and toll-like receptor (TLR) agonists...
June 10, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582454/insights-on-the-mechanism-of-action-of-immunostimulants-in-relation-to-their-pharmacological-potency-the-effects-of-imidazoquinolines-on-tlr8
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Carlos Kubli-Garfias, Ricardo Vázquez-Ramírez, Cynthia Trejo-Muñoz, Arturo Berber
Imidazoquinolines are powerful immunostimulants (IMMS) that function through Toll-like receptors, particularly TLR7 and TLR8. In addition to enhancing the immune response, IMMS also function as antineoplastic drugs and vaccine adjuvants. These small compounds display almost the same molecular structure, except in some cases in which atom in position 1 varies and changes the imidazole characteristics. A variable acyclic side chain is also always attached at atom in position 2, while another chain may be attached at atom in position 1...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553619/human-neutrophils-produce-ccl23-in-response-to-various-tlr-agonists-and-tnf%C3%AE
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Fabio Arruda-Silva, Francisco Bianchetto-Aguilera, Sara Gasperini, Sara Polletti, Emanuela Cosentino, Nicola Tamassia, Marco A Cassatella
CCL23, also known as myeloid progenitor inhibitory factor (MPIF)-1, macrophage inflammatory protein (MIP)-3, or CKβ8, is a member of the CC chemokine subfamily exerting its effects via CCR1 binding. By doing so, CCL23 selectively recruits resting T lymphocytes and monocytes, inhibits proliferation of myeloid progenitor cells and promotes angiogenesis. Previously, we and other groups have reported that human neutrophils are able to produce chemokines upon appropriate activation, including CCR1-binding CCL2, CCL3, and CCL4...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515281/cxcl4-exposure-potentiates-tlr-driven-polarization-of-human-monocyte-derived-dendritic-cells-and-increases-stimulation-of-t-cells
#8
Sandra C Silva-Cardoso, Alsya J Affandi, Lotte Spel, Marta Cossu, Joel A G van Roon, Marianne Boes, Timothy R D J Radstake
Chemokines have been shown to play immune-modulatory functions unrelated to steering cell migration. CXCL4 is a chemokine abundantly produced by activated platelets and immune cells. Increased levels of circulating CXCL4 are associated with immune-mediated conditions, including systemic sclerosis. Considering the central role of dendritic cells (DCs) in immune activation, in this article we addressed the effect of CXCL4 on the phenotype and function of monocyte-derived DCs (moDCs). To this end, we compared innate and adaptive immune responses of moDCs with those that were differentiated in the presence of CXCL4...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506291/targeting-cd22-with-the-monoclonal-antibody-epratuzumab-modulates-human-b-cell-maturation-and-cytokine-production-in-response-to-toll-like-receptor-7-tlr7-and-b-cell-receptor-bcr-signaling
#9
Natalia V Giltiay, Geraldine L Shu, Anthony Shock, Edward A Clark
BACKGROUND: Abnormal B-cell activation is implicated in the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases, including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The B-cell surface molecule CD22, which regulates activation through the B-cell receptor (BCR), is a potential target for inhibiting pathogenic B cells; however, the regulatory functions of CD22 remain poorly understood. In this study, we determined how targeting of CD22 with epratuzumab (Emab), a humanized anti-CD22 IgG1 monoclonal antibody, affects the activation of human B-cell subsets in response to Toll-like receptor 7 (TLR7) and BCR engagement...
May 15, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502294/-resiquimod-r848-has-more-stronger-immune-adjuvantivity-than-other-tested-tlr-agonists
#10
Yuan Shen, Menghua Zeng, Feng Qiu, Hua Tang
Objective To compare and characterize the Th1 immune responses induced by the most commonly used commercial Toll-like receptor (TLR) agonists through in vivo and ex vivo experiments. Methods The concentrations of IL-12 were tested by ELISA after mouse dendritic cells (DCs) in vitro were stimulated by one of tested TLR agonists, including poly(I:C), monophosphoryl lipid A (MPLA), resiquimod (R848), cytosine polyguanine-C (CpG-C). The changes in percentage and phenotype of DCs, NK cells and effector T cells in the draining lymph nodes were analyzed by flow cytometry after BALB/c mice were immunized with ovalbumin (OVA) mixed with selected TLR agonist...
May 2017: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495370/an-optimized-method-for-enumerating-cns-derived-memory-b-cells-during-viral-induced-inflammation
#11
Krista D DiSano, Stephen A Stohlman, Cornelia C Bergmann
BACKGROUND: CNS inflammation resulting from infection, injury, or neurodegeneration leads to accumulation of diverse B cell subsets. Although antibody secreting cells (ASC) within the inflamed CNS have been extensively examined, memory B cell (Bmem) characterization has been limited as they do not secrete antibody without stimulation. Moreover, unlike human Bmem, reliable surface markers for murine Bmem remain elusive. NEW METHOD: Using a viral encephalomyelitis model we developed a modified limiting dilution in vitro stimulation assay to convert CNS-derived virus specific Bmem into ASC...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432455/dual-activation-of-toll-like-receptors-7-and-9-impairs-the-efficacy-of-antitumor-vaccines-in-murine-models-of-metastatic-breast-cancer
#12
Mariela A Moreno Ayala, María Florencia Gottardo, María Soledad Gori, Alejandro Javier Nicola Candia, Carla Caruso, Andrea De Laurentiis, Mercedes Imsen, Slobodanka Klein, Elisa Bal de Kier Joffé, Gabriela Salamone, Maria G Castro, Adriana Seilicovich, Marianela Candolfi
PURPOSE: Since combination of Toll-like receptor (TLR) ligands could boost antitumor immunity, we evaluated the efficacy of dendritic cell (DC) vaccines upon dual activation of TLR9 and TLR7 in breast cancer models. METHODS: DCs were generated from mouse bone marrow or peripheral blood from healthy human donors and stimulated with CpG1826 (mouse TLR9 agonist), CpG2006 or IMT504 (human TLR9 agonists) and R848 (TLR7 agonist). Efficacy of antitumor vaccines was evaluated in BALB/c mice bearing metastatic mammary adenocarcinomas...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394395/effects-of-inhibitors-of-transcription-factors-nuclear-factor-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-activator-protein-1-on-the-expression-of-proinflammatory-cytokines-and-chemokines-induced-by-stimulation-with-toll-like-receptor-ligands-in-hen-vaginal-cells
#13
T Kamimura, N Isobe, Y Yoshimura
The goal of this study was to determine whether nuclear factor-κB (NFκB) and activator protein 1 (AP-1) were the responsible transcription factors for the induction of proinflammatory cytokines in hen vaginal cells stimulated by different Toll-like receptor (TLR) ligands. Cultured vaginal cells were treated with or without poly I:C (TLR3 ligand; dsRNA virus), lipopolysaccharide (LPS) (TLR4 ligand; gram-negative bacteria), flagellin (TLR5 ligand; bacterial flagellum), R848 (TLR7 ligand; ssRNA virus), and CpG-oligodeoxynucleotide (CpG-ODN) (TLR21 ligand; bacteria and DNA virus) in the presence or absence of different doses of BAY11-7085 (NFκB inhibitor) and tanshinone IIA (AP-1 inhibitor)...
March 1, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386554/identification-of-ifitm1-and-ifitm3-in-goose-gene-structure-expression-patterns-and-immune-reponses-against-tembusu-virus-infection
#14
Anqi Wang, Lipei Sun, Mingshu Wang, Renyong Jia, Dekang Zhu, Mafeng Liu, Kunfeng Sun, Qiao Yang, Ying Wu, Xiaoyue Chen, Anchun Cheng, Shun Chen
As interferon-stimulated genes (ISGs), interferon-inducible transmembrane proteins 1 and 3 (IFITM1 and IFITM3) can effectively inhibit the replication of multiple viruses. Here, goose IFITM1 and IFITM3 were cloned and identified for the first time. The two proteins share the same topological structure and several important sites critical for the antiviral functions in other species are conserved in the goose. Goose IFITM1 and IFITM3 are most closely related to their respective orthologs in ducks; these proteins exhibited high mRNA transcript levels in immune-related tissues, including the thymus, bursa of Fabricius, and Harderian gland, compared to other tissues...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363108/a-novel-small-molecule-compound-possesses-immunomodulatory-properties-on-bone-marrow-derived-dendritic-cells-via-tlr7-signaling-pathway-and-alleviates-the-development-of-sle
#15
Sheng Gao, Linbo Yuan, Cunyu Li, Liping Han, Chunyan Hua
Dendritic cells (DCs) play an important role in the development and maintenance of immune tolerance. Activation of TLR7, which is expressed in DCs, is thought to contribute to the complex pathophysiology of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). In this study, we analyzed the in vitro and in vivo function of a novel small-molecule compound, FC-99, which was previously reported to have immunomodulatory functions. We found that FC-99 inhibited the expression of CD40 and inflammatory mediators (IL-6, IL-12, and CXCL-10), as well as R848-induced phosphorylation of IκB-α...
March 28, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339016/paeonol-ameliorates-imiquimod-induced-psoriasis-like-skin-lesions-in-balb-c-mice-by-inhibiting-the-maturation-and-activation-of-dendritic-cells
#16
Yujiao Meng, Mingxing Wang, Xiangjiang Xie, Tingting Di, Jingxia Zhao, Yan Lin, Xiaolong Xu, Ningfei Li, Yating Zhai, Yan Wang, Ping Li
Paeonol, an active component derived from the traditional Chinese medicine Cortex Moutan, possesses anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antioxidant and anti-allergic properties. Psoriasis is a chronic, recurrent, inflammatory dermatosis accompanied by excessive activation of Toll‑like receptors (TLRs) in dendritic cells (DCs), which are primarily responsible for initiating an immune response. We investigated the effect of paeonol on inflammation in an imiquimod (IMQ)-induced psoriasis-like mouse model and murine bone marrow-derived dendritic cells (BMDCs) stimulated by R848...
May 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323387/induction-of-tumor-regression-by-intratumoral-sting-agonists-combined-with-anti-programmed-death-l1-blocking-antibody-in-a-preclinical-squamous-cell-carcinoma-model
#17
Shekhar K Gadkaree, Juan Fu, Rupashree Sen, Michael J Korrer, Clint Allen, Young J Kim
BACKGROUND: Cyclic dinucleotides (CDNs) are bacterial intracellular messengers that have demonstrated antitumor activity in melanoma and breast tumors, although their role in immunotherapy of head and neck squamous cell cancers (HNSCCs) has not been well investigated. METHODS: We measured primary tumor growth rates, mechanism of antitumor activity, and efficacy of programmed death-L1 blockade combinatorial therapy in SCCFVII tumor-bearing C3H/HeOUJ mice undergoing intratumoral injections with RR-cyclic-di-guanine (synthetic CDG), CDG (natural cyclic-di-guanine), R848 (TLR 7/8 agonist), or phosphate buffered saline (PBS, control)...
March 21, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268194/a-bioluminescent-caspase-1-activity-assay-rapidly-monitors-inflammasome-activation-in-cells
#18
Martha O'Brien, Danielle Moehring, Raúl Muñoz-Planillo, Gabriel Núñez, Justin Callaway, Jenny Ting, Mike Scurria, Tim Ugo, Laurent Bernad, James Cali, Dan Lazar
Inflammasomes are protein complexes induced by diverse inflammatory stimuli that activate caspase-1, resulting in the processing and release of cytokines, IL-1β and IL-18, and pyroptosis, an immunogenic form of cell death. To provide a homogeneous method for detecting caspase-1 activity, we developed a bioluminescent, plate-based assay that combines a substrate, Z-WEHD-aminoluciferin, with a thermostable luciferase in an optimized lytic reagent added directly to cultured cells. Assay specificity for caspase-1 is conferred by inclusion of a proteasome inhibitor in the lytic reagent and by use of a caspase-1 inhibitor to confirm activity...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115243/intravaginal-immunisation-using-a-novel-antigen-releasing-ring-device-elicits-robust-vaccine-antigen-specific-systemic-and-mucosal-humoral-immune-responses
#19
Paul F McKay, Jamie F S Mann, Aditya Pattani, Vicky Kett, Yoann Aldon, Deborah King, R Karl Malcolm, Robin J Shattock
The generation of effective levels of antigen-specific immunity at the mucosal sites of pathogen entry is a key goal for vaccinologists. We explored topical vaginal application as an approach to initiate local antigen-specific immunity, enhance previously existing systemic immunity or re-target responses to the mucosae. To deliver a protein vaccine formulation to the vaginal mucosal surface, we used a novel vaginal ring device comprising a silicone elastomer body into which three freeze-dried, rod-shaped, hydroxypropylmethylcellulose inserts were incorporated...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072760/pentoxifylline-inhibits-tlr-and-inflammasome-mediated-in-vitro-inflammatory-cytokine-production-in-human-blood-with-greater-efficacy-and-potency-in-newborns
#20
Esther M Speer, David J Dowling, Lukasz S Ozog, Jianjin Xu, Jie Yang, Geetika Kennady, Ofer Levy
BACKGROUND: Toll-like receptor (TLR)-mediated inflammation may contribute to neonatal sepsis, for which pentoxifylline (PTX), a phosphodiesterase inhibitor that raises intracellular cAMP, is a candidate adjunctive therapy. We characterized the anti-inflammatory effects of PTX toward TLR-mediated production of inflammatory (tumor necrosis factor (TNF) and interleukin (IL)-1β) and proresolution (IL-6 and IL-10) cytokines in human newborn and adult blood. METHODS: Newborn cord and adult blood were treated with PTX (50-400 µmol/l) before, during or after stimulation with LPS (TLR4 agonist), R848 (TLR7/8 agonist) or LPS/ATP (inflammasome activation)...
May 2017: Pediatric Research
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