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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928744/ccctc-binding-factor-locks-premature-igh-germline-transcription-and-restrains-class-switch-recombination
#1
Ester Marina-Zárate, Arantxa Pérez-García, Almudena R Ramiro
In response to antigenic stimulation B cells undergo class switch recombination (CSR) at the immunoglobulin heavy chain (IgH) to replace the primary IgM/IgD isotypes by IgG, IgE, or IgA. CSR is initiated by activation-induced cytidine deaminase (AID) through the deamination of cytosine residues at the switch (S) regions of IgH. B cell stimulation promotes germline transcription (GLT) of specific S regions, a necessary event prior to CSR because it facilitates AID access to S regions. Here, we show that CCCTC-binding factor (CTCF)-deficient mice are severely impaired in the generation of germinal center B cells and plasma cells after immunization in vivo, most likely due to impaired cell survival...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928405/nanopore-extended-field-effect-transistor-for-selective-single-molecule-biosensing
#2
Ren Ren, Yanjun Zhang, Binoy Paulose Nadappuram, Bernice Akpinar, David Klenerman, Aleksandar P Ivanov, Joshua B Edel, Yuri Korchev
There has been a significant drive to deliver nanotechnological solutions to biosensing, yet there remains an unmet need in the development of biosensors that are affordable, integrated, fast, capable of multiplexed detection, and offer high selectivity for trace analyte detection in biological fluids. Herein, some of these challenges are addressed by designing a new class of nanoscale sensors dubbed nanopore extended field-effect transistor (nexFET) that combine the advantages of nanopore single-molecule sensing, field-effect transistors, and recognition chemistry...
September 19, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923960/igh-isotype-specific-b-cell-receptor-expression-influences-b-cell-fate
#3
Pei Tong, Alessandra Granato, Teng Zuo, Neha Chaudhary, Adam Zuiani, Seung Seok Han, Rakesh Donthula, Akritee Shrestha, Debattama Sen, Jennifer M Magee, Michael P Gallagher, Cees E van der Poel, Michael C Carroll, Duane R Wesemann
Ig heavy chain (IgH) isotypes (e.g., IgM, IgG, and IgE) are generated as secreted/soluble antibodies (sIg) or as membrane-bound (mIg) B cell receptors (BCRs) through alternative RNA splicing. IgH isotype dictates soluble antibody function, but how mIg isotype influences B cell behavior is not well defined. We examined IgH isotype-specific BCR function by analyzing naturally switched B cells from wild-type mice, as well as by engineering polyclonal Ighγ1/γ1 and Ighε/ε mice, which initially produce IgG1 or IgE from their respective native genomic configurations...
September 18, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911876/immunoglobulin-isotype-switching-of-antibodies-to-vimentin-is-associated-with-development-of-transplant-glomerulopathy-following-human-renal-transplantation
#4
Muthukumar Gunasekaran, Thin Thin Maw, Rowena Delos Santos, Surendra Shenoy, Jason Wellen, T Mohanakumar
BACKGROUND: Immune responses to tissue-restricted self-antigens are thought to play a role in chronic rejection after solid organ transplantation. De novo development of antibodies (Abs) to vimentin have been reported to be associated with interstitial fibrosis/tubular atrophy after kidney transplant, and it has been suggested that immunoglobulin isotype switching of Abs to vimentin may occur during this process. We aimed to determine the correlation between immunoglobulin isotype switching of Abs to vimentin and development of transplant glomerulopathy (TG) after kidney transplant, and to determine whether citrullinated modification of vimentin is required for de novo anti-vimentin development...
September 11, 2017: Transplant Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886236/waldenstr%C3%A3-m-s-macroglobulinemia-two-malignant-clones-in-a-monoclonal-disease-molecular-background-and-clinical-reflection
#5
REVIEW
K Growková, E Kryukova, Z Kufová, J Filipová, T Ševčíková, L Říhová, M Kaščák, F Kryukov, R Hájek
Waldenström's macroglobulinemia (WM) is a complex disease characterized by apparent morphological heterogeneity within the malignant clonal cells representing a continuum of small lymphocytes, plasmacytoid lymphocytes, and plasma cells. At the molecular level, the neoplastic B-cell derived clone has undergone somatic hypermutation, but not isotype switching, and retains the capability of plasmacytic differentiation. Although by classical definition, WM is formed by monoclonal expansion, long-lived clonal B lymphocytes are of heterogeneous origin...
September 8, 2017: European Journal of Haematology
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
#6
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/28879521/fcrla-a-resident-endoplasmic-reticulum-protein-that-associates-with-multiple-immunoglobulin-isotypes-in-b-lineage-cells
#7
Tessa E Blackburn, Teresa Santiago, Peter D Burrows
FCRLA is homologous to receptors for the Fc portion of IgG (FcγR) and is located in the same region of human chromosome one, but has several unusual and unique features. It is a soluble resident ER protein retained in this organelle by unknown mechanisms involving the N-terminal domain, a disordered domain with three Cys residues in close proximity in the human protein. Unlike the FcγRs, FCRLA is not glycosylated and has no transmembrane region. FCRLA is included in this CTMI volume on IgM-binding proteins because it binds IgM in the ER, but quite surprisingly, given the isotype-restricted ligand specificity of the other FcRs, it also binds all other Ig isotypes so far tested, IgG and IgA...
September 7, 2017: Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876451/selective-hdac6-inhibition-decreases-early-stage-of-lupus-nephritis-by-downregulating-both-innate-and-adaptive-immune-responses
#8
Jingjing Ren, Xiaofeng Liao, Miranda D Vieson, Miao Chen, Reilly Scott, Jillian Kazmierczak, Xin M Luo, Christopher M Reilly
We have previously demonstrated that HDAC6 expression is increased in animal models of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and that inhibition of HDAC6 decreased disease. In our current studies, we tested if an orally active selective HDAC6 inhibitor would decrease disease pathogenesis in a lupus mouse model with established early disease. Additionally, we sought to delineate the cellular and molecular mechanism(s) of action of a selective HDAC6 inhibitor in SLE. We treated 20-week-old (early-disease) NZB/W F1 female mice with two different doses of the selective HDAC6 inhibitor (ACY-738) for five weeks...
September 6, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838616/molecular-analysis-of-immunoglobulin-variable-genes-supports-a-germinal-center-experienced-normal-counterpart-in-primary-cutaneous-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-leg-type
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Anne Pham-Ledard, Martina Prochazkova-Carlotti, Mélanie Deveza, Marie-Pierre Laforet, Marie Beylot-Barry, Béatrice Vergier, Marie Parrens, Jean Feuillard, Jean-Philippe Merlio, Nathalie Gachard
BACKGROUND: Immunophenotype of primary cutaneous diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, leg-type (PCLBCL-LT) suggests a germinal center-experienced B lymphocyte (BCL2+ MUM1+ BCL6+/-). OBJECTIVES: As maturation history of B-cell is "imprinted" during B-cell development on the immunoglobulin gene sequence, we studied the structure and sequence of the variable part of the genes (IGHV, IGLV, IGKV), immunoglobulin surface expression and features of class switching in order to determine the PCLBCL-LT cell of origin...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832951/comparative-analysis-of-plant-produced-recombinant-dimeric-iga-against-cell-wall-%C3%AE-glucan-of-pathogenic-fungi
#10
Cristina Capodicasa, Marcello Catellani, Ilaria Moscetti, Carla Bromuro, Paola Chiani, Antonella Torosantucci, Eugenio Benvenuto
Immunoglobulins A (IgA) are crucially involved in protection of human mucosal surfaces from microbial pathogens. In this work, we devised and expressed in plants recombinant chimeric antifungal antibodies (Abs) of isotype A (IgA1, IgA2, and scFvFcA1), derived from a murine mAb directed to the fungal cell wall polysaccharide β-glucan which had proven able to confer protection against multiple pathogenic fungi. All recombinant IgA (rIgA) were expressed and correctly assembled in dimeric form in plants and evaluated for yield, antigen-binding efficiency and antifungal properties in vitro, in comparison with a chimeric IgG1 version...
August 19, 2017: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762497/t-cell-dependent-antigen-adjuvanted-with-dotap-cpg-b-but-not-dotap-cpg-a-induces-robust-germinal-center-responses-and-high-affinity-antibodies-in-mice
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Munir Akkaya, Billur Akkaya, Patrick W Sheehan, Pietro Miozzo, Mirna Pena, Chen-Feng Qi, Javier Manzella-Lapeira, Silvia Bolland, Susan K Pierce
The development of vaccines for infectious diseases for which we currently have none, including HIV, will likely require the use of adjuvants that strongly promote germinal center responses and somatic hypermutation to produce broadly neutralizing antibodies. Here we compared the outcome of immunization with the T-cell dependent antigen, NP-conjugated to chicken gamma globulin (NP-CGG) adjuvanted with the toll-like receptor 9 (TLR9) ligands, CpG-A or CpG-B, alone or conjugated with the cationic lipid carrier, DOTAP...
August 1, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746783/cd73-expression-identifies-a-subset-of-igm-antigen-experienced-cells-with-memory-attributes-that-is-t-cell-and-cd40-signalling-dependent
#12
Lucas D'Souza, Sneh Lata Gupta, Vineeta Bal, Satyajit Rath, Anna George
B-cell memory was long characterized as isotype-switched, somatically mutated and germinal centre (GC)-derived. However, it is now clear that the memory pool is a complex mixture that includes unswitched and unmutated cells. Further, expression of CD73, CD80 and CD273 has allowed the categorization of B-cell memory into multiple subsets, with combinatorial expression of the markers increasing with GC progression, isotype-switching and acquisition of somatic mutations. We have extended these findings to determine whether these markers can be used to identify IgM memory phenotypically as arising from T-dependent versus T-independent responses...
July 26, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690727/-clinical-and-immunological-profile-of-15-moroccan-patients-with-hyper-igm-syndrome
#13
Hind Ouair, Ibtihal Benhsaien, Leila Jeddane, Jalila El Bakkouri, Naima Elhafidi, Noureddine Rada, Jilali Najib, Fatima Ailal, Hanane Salih Alj, Ahmed Aziz Bousfiha
Hyper IgM syndrome is a well known genetic (primary) immunodeficiency disorder which was first described in 1961. It is caused by B lymphocyte deficiency characterized by normal or elevated serum IgM levels and low or zero levels of IgG, IgA, IgE resulting from isotype-switching deficiency. Clinical manifestations are dominated by recurrent infections, especially involving the digestive tube of the ENT sphere and the lungs. This syndrome is caused by B-cell immunoglobulin class switch deficiency and decreased capacity to induce proliferation of T lymphocytes...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652580/immunological-phenotype-of-the-murine-lrba-knockout
#14
Laura Gámez-Díaz, Julika Neumann, Fiona Jäger, Michele Proietti, Felicitas Felber, Pauline Soulas-Sprauel, Lisa Perruzza, Fabio Grassi, Tamara Kögl, Peter Aichele, Manfred Kilimann, Bodo Grimbacher, Sophie Jung
Biallelic mutations in the human Lipopolysaccharide Responsive Beige-like Anchor (LRBA) gene lead to a primary immunodeficiency known as LRBA deficiency, characterized by a broad range of clinical manifestations including autoimmunity, organomegaly, hypogammaglobulinemia and recurrent infections. Considering the phenotypic heterogeneity in patients and the severity of the disease, our aim was to assess the role of LRBA in immune cells and to understand the underlying pathomechanisms through the study of a Lrba knockout (Lrba(-/-)) mouse model...
June 27, 2017: Immunology and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617936/t-follicular-regulatory-cells-in-mice-and-men
#15
REVIEW
Ana Raquel Maceiras, Valter R Fonseca, Ana Agua-Doce, Luis Graca
It has long been known that CD4 T cells are necessary to provide help to B cells, triggering a germinal centre (GC) reaction where affinity maturation and isotype switching occur. However, the nature of the dedicated CD4 helper T cells, known as T follicular helper (Tfh), was only recently described. Here, we review the biology and function of the recently described T follicular regulatory (Tfr) cells, another CD4 T-cell population also found within GCs but with regulatory function and characteristics. Tfr cells have been identified in mice and humans as simultaneously presenting characteristics of T follicular cells (namely CXCR5 expression) and regulatory T cells (including Foxp3 expression)...
September 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611475/murine-lrba-deficiency-causes-ctla-4-deficiency-in-tregs-without-progression-to-immune-dysregulation
#16
Deborah Burnett, Ian Parish, Etienne Masle-Farquhar, Robert Brink, Christopher Goodnow
Inherited mutations in Lipopolysaccharide Responsive Beige-like Anchor (LRBA) cause a recessive human immune dysregulation syndrome with memory B cell and antibody deficiency (common variable immunodeficiency, CVID), inflammatory bowel disease, enlarged spleen and lymph nodes, accumulation of activated T cells, and multiple autoimmune diseases. To understand the pathogenesis of the syndrome, C57BL/6 mice carrying a homozygous truncating mutation in Lrba were produced using CRISPR/Cas9-mediated gene targeting...
June 14, 2017: Immunology and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607112/cutting-edge-active-tgf-%C3%AE-1-released-from-garp-tgf-%C3%AE-1-complexes-on-the-surface-of-stimulated-human-b-lymphocytes-increases-class-switch-recombination-and-production-of-iga
#17
Olivier Dedobbeleer, Julie Stockis, Bas van der Woning, Pierre G Coulie, Sophie Lucas
Production of active TGF-β is regulated at a posttranslational level and implies release of the mature cytokine dimer from the inactive, latent TGF-β precursor. There are several cell-type specific mechanisms of TGF-β activation. We identified a new mechanism operating on the surface of human regulatory T cells and involving membrane protein GARP, which binds latent TGF-β1. The paracrine activity of regulatory T cell-derived TGF-β1 contributes to immunosuppression and can be inhibited with anti-GARP Abs...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596550/booster-immunizations-with-dna-plasmids-encoding-her-2-neu-prevent-spontaneous-mammary-cancer-in-her-2-neu-transgenic-mice-over-life-span
#18
Mauro Provinciali, Alessandra Barucca, Fiorenza Orlando, Elisa Pierpaoli
Cancer vaccines are less effective at old than at young age because of immunosenescence. Besides, in preliminary observations we showed that the immunization with HER-2/neu DNA plasmid in transgenic young mice (standard immunization, SI) delays but not abrogate spontaneous mammary tumours progressively appearing during aging. In this study we evaluated whether booster immunizations (BI) of HER-2/neu transgenic mice with HER-2/neu DNA plasmids every 6 (ECD6), 3 (ECD3), or 1.5 (ECD1.5) months after SI induce a protective immunity that could be maintained over life span...
June 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574479/r-loops-in-the-regulation-of-antibody-gene-diversification
#19
REVIEW
Rushad Pavri
For nearly three decades, R loops have been closely linked with class switch recombination (CSR), the process that generates antibody isotypes and that occurs via a complex cascade initiated by transcription-coupled mutagenesis in switch recombination sequences. R loops form during transcription of switch recombination sequences in vitro and in vivo, and there is solid evidence that R loops are required for efficient class switching. The classical model of R loops posits that they boost mutation rates by generating stable and long tracts of single-stranded DNA that serve as the substrate for activation induced deaminase (AID), the enzyme that initiates the CSR reaction cascade by co-transcriptionally mutating ssDNA in switch recombination sequences...
June 2, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535205/a-transcriptional-serenaid-the-role-of-noncoding-rnas-in-class-switch-recombination
#20
William T Yewdell, Jayanta Chaudhuri
During an immune response, activated B cells may undergo class switch recombination (CSR), a molecular rearrangement that allows B cells to switch from expressing IgM and IgD to a secondary antibody heavy chain isotype such as IgG, IgA or IgE. Secondary antibody isotypes provide the adaptive immune system with distinct effector functions to optimally combat various pathogens. CSR occurs between repetitive DNA elements within the immunoglobulin heavy chain (Igh) locus, termed switch (S) regions and requires the DNA-modifying enzyme activation-induced cytidine deaminase (AID)...
April 1, 2017: International Immunology
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