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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792963/extraction-characterization-and-biological-activity-of-sulfated-polysaccharides-from-seaweed-dictyopteris-divaricata
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Yinxin Cui, Xin Liu, Shufang Li, Limin Hao, Juan Du, DaHai Gao, Qiaozhen Kang, Jike Lu
Dictyopteris divaricata is a kind of important brown algae with many biological activities. It has been receiving more and more attention, yet there are rarely studies done on its polysaccharides. In this study, the optimum extraction and biological activity of seaweed polysaccharides from Dictyopteris divaricata (DDSP) were investigated. Response surface methodology (RSM), based on a three-level, three-variable Box-Behnken design (BBD), was employed to obtain the best possible combinations for maximum polysaccharides yield...
May 21, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792901/identification-and-functional-characterization-including-cytokine-production-modulation-of-the-novel-chicken-interleukin-11
#2
Anh Duc Truong, Yeojin Hong, Deivendran Rengaraj, Janggeun Lee, Kyungbaek Lee, Yeong Ho Hong
Interleukin (IL)-11 plays an important role in the immune system. However, IL-11 has not yet been characterized in avian species, including chickens. This study is the first to clone and functionally characterize chicken IL-11 (chIL-11). Multiple alignments and phylogenetic tree comparisons of chIL-11 with IL-11 proteins from other species revealed high levels of conservation and a close relationship between chicken and Japanese quail IL-11. Our results demonstrate that chIL-11 was a functional ligand of IL-11RA and IL-6ST in chicken HD11 and OU2 cell lines, as well as activated and regulated JAK-STAT, NF-κB, PI3K/AKT, and MAPK signaling pathways in chicken cell lines...
May 21, 2018: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792850/microrna-182-inhibits-hcmv-replication-through-activation-of-type-i-ifn-response-by-targeting-foxo3
#3
Xia He, Junfang Teng, Can Cui, Dongrui Li, Lijun Wen
Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) has led to kinds of clinical disorders and great morbidity worldwide, such as sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL), mental retardation, and developmental delays in immunocompromised individuals. Previous studies reported that HCMV has evolved a variety of mechanisms to evade the immune system, such as dysregulation of miRNAs. However, reports concerning the role of miRNA in HCMV infection are limited. Here, we reported that a host microRNA, miR-182, was significantly up-regulated by HCMV infection in U-251MG and NPCs cells...
May 21, 2018: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791992/role-of-the-duodenum-in-the-pathogenesis-of-functional-dyspepsia-a-paradigm-shift
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Hye-Kyung Jung, Nicholas J Talley
Functional dyspepsia (FD) is a common disorder characterized by chronic epigastric pain or burning, or bothersome postprandial fullness or early satiation, without a definitive organic cause. The pathogenesis of FD is likely heterogeneous. Classically, motor disorders, visceral hypersensitivity, and brain-gut interactions have been implicated in the pathophysiology of FD, but recently an important role for chronic low-grade inflammation and post-infectious gastroenteritis in FD has been reported and confirmed...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791877/enzyme-assisted-extraction-chemical-characteristics-and-immunostimulatory-activity-of-polysaccharides-from-korean-ginseng-panax-ginseng-meyer
#5
Young-Ran Song, Su-Kyung Sung, Mi Jang, Tae-Gyu Lim, Chang-Won Cho, Chun-Ji Han, Hee-Do Hong
In this study, enzyme-assisted extraction was used to isolate functional polysaccharides from Korean ginseng (Panax ginseng Meyer) and the physicochemical and biological properties of the extracted polysaccharides were investigated, comparing with those from traditional hot-water extraction (FGWP). In macrophages, their effects on cytokines production could be ordered as FGEP-CA ≥ FGEP-A > FGEP-C > FGWP, suggesting that FGEP-CA (combined cellulase- and α-amylase-extracted polysaccharide) is a potent immunostimulator...
May 20, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791846/myosin-iia-promotes-antibody-responses-by-regulating-b-cell-activation-acquisition-of-antigen-and-proliferation
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Robbert Hoogeboom, Elizabeth M Natkanski, Carla R Nowosad, Dessislava Malinova, Rajesh P Menon, Antonio Casal, Pavel Tolar
B cell responses are regulated by antigen acquisition, processing, and presentation to helper T cells. These functions are thought to depend on contractile activity of non-muscle myosin IIa. Here, we show that B cell-specific deletion of the myosin IIa heavy chain reduced the numbers of bone marrow B cell precursors and splenic marginal zone, peritoneal B1b, and germinal center B cells. In addition, myosin IIa-deficient follicular B cells acquired an activated phenotype and were less efficient in chemokinesis and extraction of membrane-presented antigens...
May 22, 2018: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791845/equilibrative-nucleoside-transporter-3-regulates-t-cell-homeostasis-by-coordinating-lysosomal-function-with-nucleoside-availability
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Chin-Wen Wei, Chia-Ying Lee, Ding-Jin Lee, Chang-Feng Chu, Ju-Chu Wang, Tien-Chiao Wang, Wann-Neng Jane, Zee-Fen Chang, Chuen-Miin Leu, Ivan L Dzhagalov, Chia-Lin Hsu
T cells are a versatile immune cell population responding to challenges by differentiation and proliferation followed by contraction and memory formation. Dynamic metabolic reprogramming is essential for T cells to meet the biosynthetic needs and the reutilization of biomolecules, processes that require active participation of metabolite transporters. Here, we show that equilibrative nucleoside transporter 3 (ENT3) is highly expressed in peripheral T cells and has a key role in maintaining T cell homeostasis by supporting the proliferation and survival of T cells...
May 22, 2018: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791768/vaccine-immunotherapy-with-arnax-induces-tumor-specific-memory-t-cells-and-durable-anti-tumor-immunity-in-mouse-models
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Yohei Takeda, Sumito Yoshida, Ken Takashima, Noriko Ishii-Mugikura, Hiroaki Shime, Tsukasa Seya, Misako Matsumoto
Immunological checkpoint blockade therapies benefit a limited population of cancer patients. We have previously shown that vaccine immunotherapy with TLR3-adjuvant and tumor antigen overcomes anti-programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1) resistance in mouse tumor models. In this study, four different OVA-expressing tumor cell lines were implanted into syngeneic mice and subjected to antitumor immunotherapy using ARNAX and whole OVA protein. ARNAX is a Toll-like receptor 3-specific agonist that does not activate the MAVS pathway, and thus does not induce systemic inflammation...
May 23, 2018: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791021/immtac-anti-pd-1-combination-to-enhance-killing-of-cancer-cells-by-reversing-treg-mediated-immunosuppression
#9
Huanling Zhang, Yanyan Li, Xiaoping Liu, Zhaoduan Liang, Mengyong Yan, Qiang Liu, Anan Chen, Yifeng Bao, Chengzhi Zhou, Shiyue Li, Cassian Yee, Yi Li
Recently, bi-functional molecules that can redirect immune effectors to tumor cells have emerged as potentially robust mediators of tumor regression in clinical trials. Two modalities, in particular, bi-specific antibodies for T cell redirection and activation (BiTe) and immune-mobilizing monoclonal T-cell receptors against cancer (ImmTAC) are being evaluated in efficacy studies as 'off-the-shelf' reagents. Optimal therapy will require an understanding and means to address regulatory mechanisms of limiting efficacy...
May 23, 2018: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791013/frontline-science-buprenorphine-decreases-ccl2-mediated-migration-of-cd14-cd16-monocytes
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Matias Jaureguiberry-Bravo, Lillie Lopez, Joan W Berman
HIV infection of the CNS causes neuroinflammation and damage that contributes to the development of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND) in greater than 50% of HIV-infected individuals, despite antiretroviral therapy (ART). Opioid abuse is a major risk factor for HIV infection. It has been shown that opioids can contribute to increased HIV CNS pathogenesis, in part, by modulating the function of immune cells. HIV enters the CNS within two weeks after peripheral infection by transmigration of infected monocytes across the blood brain barrier (BBB)...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790966/tcrmodel-high-resolution-modeling-of-t-cell-receptors-from-sequence
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Ragul Gowthaman, Brian G Pierce
T cell receptors (TCRs), along with antibodies, are responsible for specific antigen recognition in the adaptive immune response, and millions of unique TCRs are estimated to be present in each individual. Understanding the structural basis of TCR targeting has implications in vaccine design, autoimmunity, as well as T cell therapies for cancer. Given advances in deep sequencing leading to immune repertoire-level TCR sequence data, fast and accurate modeling methods are needed to elucidate shared and unique 3D structural features of these molecules which lead to their antigen targeting and cross-reactivity...
May 22, 2018: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790106/imaging-reporter-strategy-to-monitor-gene-activation-of-microglia-polarisation-states-under-stimulation
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Franziska M Collmann, Rory Pijnenburg, Gabriele Schneider, Cordula Schäfer, Kat Folz-Donahue, Christian Kukat, Mathias Hoehn
Microglial cells as innate immune key players have a critical and unique role in neurodegenerative disorders. They strongly interact with their microenvironment in a complex manner and react to changes by switching their phenotype and functional activation states. In order to understand the development of brain diseases, it is imperative to elucidate up- or down-regulation of genes involved in microglia polarisation in time-profile by a simple-to-use strategy. Here, we present a new imaging strategy to follow promoter activity of genes involved in microglia polarisation...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology: the Official Journal of the Society on NeuroImmune Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789970/motile-dendritic-cells-sense-and-respond-to-substrate-geometry
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Amy C Bendell, Nicholas Anderson, Daniel Blumenthal, Edward K Williamson, Christopher S Chen, Janis K Burkhardt, Daniel A Hammer
Dendritic cell (DC) migration is required for efficient presentation of antigen to T cells and the initiation of an adaptive immune response. In spite of its importance, many aspects of DC migration have not been characterized. DCs encounter a variety of environments with different stiffness and geometry, but the effect of these parameters on DC migration has not yet been determined. We addressed this question by comparing DC motility on standard migration surfaces (polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS)-coated coverslips) and micropost array detectors (mPADs)...
May 22, 2018: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789863/intricate-relationships-between-naked-viruses-and-extracellular-vesicles-in-the-crosstalk-between-pathogen-and-host
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Susanne G van der Grein, Kyra A Y Defourny, Erik F J Slot, Esther N M Nolte-'t Hoen
It is a long-standing paradigm in the field of virology that naked viruses cause lysis of infected cells to release progeny virus. However, recent data indicate that naked virus types of the Picornaviridae and Hepeviridae families can also leave cells via an alternative route involving enclosure in fully host-derived lipid bilayers. The resulting particles resemble extracellular vesicles (EV), which are 50 nm-1 μm vesicles released by all cells. These EV contain lipids, proteins, and RNA, and generally serve as vehicles for intercellular communication in various (patho)physiological processes...
May 22, 2018: Seminars in Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789715/shared-and-independent-functions-of-apkc%C3%AE-and-par3-in-skin-tumorigenesis
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Susanne Vorhagen, Dominik Kleefisch, Oana-Diana Persa, Annika Graband, Alexandra Schwickert, Michael Saynisch, Michael Leitges, Carien M Niessen, Sandra Iden
The polarity proteins Par3 and aPKC are key regulators of processes altered in cancer. Par3/aPKC are thought to dynamically interact with Par6 but increasing evidence suggests that aPKC and Par3 also exert complex-independent functions. Whereas aPKCλ serves as tumor promotor, Par3 can either promote or suppress tumorigenesis. Here we asked whether and how Par3 and aPKCλ genetically interact to control two-stage skin carcinogenesis. Epidermal loss of Par3, aPKCλ, or both, strongly reduced tumor multiplicity and increased latency but inhibited invasion to similar extents, indicating that Par3 and aPKCλ function as a complex to promote tumorigenesis...
May 23, 2018: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789655/cigarette-smoke-promotes-hiv-infection-of-primary-bronchial-epithelium-and-additively-suppresses-cftr-function
#16
S Chinnapaiyan, R Dutta, J Bala, T Parira, M Agudelo, M Nair, H J Unwalla
Recurrent lung infections are a common cause of morbidity and mortality in people living with HIV and this is exacerbated in smokers even when administered combination antiretroviral therapy (cART). The incidence of pneumonia is increased with smoking and treatment interruption and is directly dependent on viral load in patients when adjusted for CD4 counts. CFTR dysfunction plays an important role in aberrant airway innate immunity as it is pivotal in regulating mucociliary clearance (MCC) rates and other antibacterial mechanisms of the airway...
May 22, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789652/small-hypoxia-primed-mesenchymal-stem-cells-attenuate-graft-versus-host-disease
#17
YongHwan Kim, Hye Jin Jin, Jinbeom Heo, Hyein Ju, Hye-Yeon Lee, Sujin Kim, Seungun Lee, Jisun Lim, Sang Young Jeong, JiHye Kwon, Miyeon Kim, Soo Jin Choi, Wonil Oh, Yoon Sun Yang, Hyun Ho Hwang, Hwan Yeul Yu, Chae-Min Ryu, Hong Bae Jeon, Dong-Myung Shin
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are of particular interest for the treatment of immune-related diseases due to their immunosuppressive capacity. Here, we show that Small MSCs primed with Hypoxia and Calcium ions (SHC-MSCs) exhibit enhanced stemness and immunomodulatory functions for treating allogeneic conflicts. Compared with naïve cultured human umbilical cord blood-derived MSCs, SHC-MSCs were resistant to passage-dependent senescence mediated via the monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 and p53/p21 cascade and secreted large amounts of pro-angiogenic and immunomodulatory factors, resulting in suppression of T-cell proliferation...
May 22, 2018: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789615/il-37-isoform-d-downregulates-pro-inflammatory-cytokines-expression-in-a-smad3-dependent-manner
#18
Mingsheng Zhao, Yulan Li, Chun Guo, Liyang Wang, Hongxia Chu, Faliang Zhu, Yan Li, Xiaoyan Wang, Qun Wang, Wei Zhao, Yongyu Shi, WanJun Chen, Lining Zhang
IL-37 is a new member of IL-1 family and possesses five different isoforms (named as IL-37 a-e). IL-37b has been demonstrated as a physiological suppressor of immune responses. However, the function of other isoforms remains unknown. Here, we show that IL-37d possesses anti-inflammatory roles both in vitro and in vivo. Firstly, IL-37d is expressed in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) and umbilical cords-derived mesenchymal stem cells (UCMSCs). Secondly, IL-37d overexpression markedly inhibits IL-1β-induced IL-6 production in A549 cells...
May 22, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789608/downregulation-of-endothelin-receptor-b-contributes-to-defective-b-cell-lymphopoiesis-in-trisomy-21-pluripotent-stem-cells
#19
Glenn A MacLean, Jennifer McEldoon, Jialiang Huang, Jeremy Allred, Matthew C Canver, Stuart H Orkin
Individuals with Trisomy 21 (T21) exhibit numerous hematological abnormalities, including reductions in numbers of circulating B and T lymphocytes. To elucidate molecular mechanisms underlying these phenotypes, we differentiated human isogenic disomic and trisomic pluripotent cells, and observed that trisomic cells showed defects in B cell, but not T cell differentiation. Global gene expression of differentiated, trisomic B cells revealed reduced expression of genes encoding endothelin signaling components, namely the Endothelin Receptor B (EDNRB), and its ligand Endothelin1 (EDN1)...
May 22, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789597/enhancer-of-zeste-homolog-2-catalysed-h3k27-trimethylation-plays-a-key-role-in-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure-via-tnf-mediated-pathway
#20
Tianhui Zhou, Ye Sun, Ming Li, Yongsen Ding, Rongkun Yin, Ziqiang Li, Qing Xie, Shisan Bao, Wei Cai
Acute-on-chronic liver failure is mainly due to host immunity self-destruction. The histone H3 lysine 27 (H3K27) trimethylating enzyme, enhancer of zeste homolog 2 (EZH2) mediates epigenetic silencing of gene expression and regulates immunity, also involves pathogenesis of several liver diseases. The current study was to determine the role of methyltransferase EZH2 and its catalysed H3K27 trimethylation (H3K27me3) in liver failure, and to further investigate the potential target for liver failure treatment...
May 22, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
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