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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790031/blimp1-induces-transient-metastatic-heterogeneity-in-pancreatic-cancer
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Shin-Heng Chiou, Viviana I Risca, Gordon X Wang, Dian Yang, Barbara M Grüner, Arwa S Kathiria, Rosanna K Ma, Dedeepya Vaka, Pauline Chu, Margaret Kozak, Laura Castellini, Edward E Graves, Grace E Kim, Philippe Mourrain, Albert C Koong, Amato J Giaccia, Monte M Winslow
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is one of the most metastatic and deadly cancers. Despite the clinical significance of metastatic spread, our understanding of molecular mechanisms that drive PDAC metastatic ability remains limited. Using a novel genetically engineered mouse model of human PDAC, we uncover a transient subpopulation of cancer cells with exceptionally high metastatic ability. Global gene expression profiling and functional analyses uncovered the transcription factor Blimp1 as a key driver of PDAC metastasis...
August 8, 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768724/pd-l2-regulates-b-1-cell-antibody-production-against-phosphorylcholine-through-an-il-5-dependent-mechanism
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Jerome T McKay, Marcela A Haro, Christina A Daly, Rama D Yammani, Bing Pang, W Edward Swords, Karen M Haas
B-1 cells produce natural Abs which provide an integral first line of defense against pathogens while also performing important homeostatic housekeeping functions. In this study, we demonstrate that programmed cell death 1 ligand 2 (PD-L2) regulates the production of natural Abs against phosphorylcholine (PC). Naive PD-L2-deficient (PD-L2(-/-)) mice produced significantly more PC-reactive IgM and IgA. This afforded PD-L2(-/-) mice with selectively enhanced protection against PC-expressing nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae, but not PC-negative nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae, relative to wild-type mice...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758191/il-27-signaling-induces-stem-cell-antigen-1-expression-in-t-lymphocytes-in-vivo
#3
Zhihao Liu, Lisha Wu, Jing Zhu, Xiaotong Zhu, Jianmin Zhu, Jin-Qing Liu, Jianchao Zhang, Jonathan P Davis, Sanjay Varikuti, Abhay R Satoskar, Jie Zhou, Ming-Song Li, Xue-Feng Bai
Stem cell antigen-1 (Sca-1/Ly6A/E) is a cell surface glycoprotein that is often used as a biomarker for stem cells and cell stemness. However, it is not clear what factors can directly induce the expression of Sca-1/Ly6A/E in T lymphocytes in vivo, and if induction of Sca-1 is associated with T cell stemness. In this study, we show that IL-27, a member of the IL-12 family of cytokines, directly induces Sca-1 expression in T cells in vivo. We found that mice-deficient for IL-27 (either P28 or EBI3) or its signaling (IL-27Rα) had profound reduction of Sca-1 expression in naïve (CD62L(+) CD44(-) ), memory (CD62L(+) CD44(+) ) and effector (CD62L(-) CD44(+) ) T cells...
July 31, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757909/metabolic-reprogramming-autophagy-and-reactive-oxygen-species-are-necessary-for-primordial-germ-cell-reprogramming-into-pluripotency
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D Sainz de la Maza, A Moratilla, V Aparicio, C Lorca, Y Alcaina, D Martín, M P De Miguel
Cellular reprogramming is accompanied by a metabolic shift from oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS) toward glycolysis. Previous results from our laboratory showed that hypoxia alone is able to reprogram primordial germ cells (PGCs) into pluripotency and that this action is mediated by hypoxia-inducible factor 1 (HIF1). As HIF1 exerts a myriad of actions by upregulating several hundred genes, to ascertain whether the metabolic switch toward glycolysis is solely responsible for reprogramming, PGCs were cultured in the presence of a pyruvate kinase M2 isoform (PKM2) activator, or glycolysis was promoted by manipulating PPARγ...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754907/mapping-the-chromatin-landscape-and-blimp1-transcriptional-targets-that-regulate-trophoblast-differentiation
#5
Andrew C Nelson, Arne W Mould, Elizabeth K Bikoff, Elizabeth J Robertson
Trophoblast stem cells (TSCs) give rise to specialized cell types within the placenta. However, the regulatory mechanisms that guide trophoblast cell fate decisions during placenta development remain ill defined. Here we exploited ATAC-seq and transcriptional profiling strategies to describe dynamic changes in gene expression and chromatin accessibility during TSC differentiation. We detect significantly increased chromatin accessibility at key genes upregulated as TSCs exit from the stem cell state. However, downregulated gene expression is not simply due to the loss of chromatin accessibility in proximal regions...
July 28, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723546/local-modulation-of-antigen-presenting-cell-development-after-resolution-of-pneumonia-induces-long-term-susceptibility-to-secondary-infections
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Antoine Roquilly, Hamish E G McWilliam, Cedric Jacqueline, Zehua Tian, Raphael Cinotti, Marie Rimbert, Linda Wakim, Irina Caminschi, Mireille H Lahoud, Gabrielle T Belz, Axel Kallies, Justine D Mintern, Karim Asehnoune, Jose A Villadangos
Lung infections cause prolonged immune alterations and elevated susceptibility to secondary pneumonia. We found that, after resolution of primary viral or bacterial pneumonia, dendritic cells (DC), and macrophages exhibited poor antigen-presentation capacity and secretion of immunogenic cytokines. Development of these "paralyzed" DCs and macrophages depended on the immunosuppressive microenvironment established upon resolution of primary infection, which involved regulatory T (Treg) cells and the cytokine TGF-β...
July 18, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711945/the-molecular-characterization-of-porcine-egg-precursor-cells
#7
Te-Sha Tsai, Jacqueline Johnson, Yvonne White, Justin C St John
Female-factor infertility can be caused by poor oocyte quality and depleted ovarian reserves. Egg precursor cells (EPCs), isolated from the ovarian cortex, have the potential to be used to overcome female infertility. We aimed to define the origins of EPCs by analyzing their gene expression profiles and mtDNA content using a mini-pig model. We characterized FAC-sorted DDX4+-derived porcine EPCs by performing RNA-sequencing and determined that they utilize pathways important for cell cycle and proliferation, which supports the existence of adult mitotically active oogonial cells...
June 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701508/prdm1-regulates-thymic-epithelial-function-to-prevent-autoimmunity
#8
Natalie A Roberts, Brian D Adams, Nicholas I McCarthy, Reuben M Tooze, Sonia M Parnell, Graham Anderson, Susan M Kaech, Valerie Horsley
Autoimmunity is largely prevented by medullary thymic epithelial cells (TECs) through their expression and presentation of tissue-specific Ags to developing thymocytes, resulting in deletion of self-reactive T cells and supporting regulatory T cell development. The transcription factor Prdm1 has been implicated in autoimmune diseases in humans through genome-wide association studies and in mice using cell type-specific deletion of Prdm1 in T and dendritic cells. In this article, we demonstrate that Prdm1 functions in TECs to prevent autoimmunity in mice...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668474/dermal-blimp1-acts-downstream-of-epidermal-tgf%C3%AE-and-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-to-regulate-hair-follicle-formation-and-growth
#9
Stephanie B Telerman, Emanuel Rognoni, Inês Sequeira, Angela Oliveira Pisco, Beate M Lichtenberger, Oliver Culley, Priyalakshmi Viswanathan, Ryan R Driskell, Fiona M Watt
Blimp1 is a transcriptional repressor that regulates cell growth and differentiation in multiple tissues, including skin. While in the epidermis Blimp1 is important for keratinocyte and sebocyte differentiation, its role in dermal fibroblast is unclear. Here we show that Blimp1 is dynamically regulated in dermal papilla (DP) cells during hair follicle (HF) morphogenesis and the postnatal hair cycle, preceding dermal Wnt/β-catenin activation. Blimp1 ablation in E12.5 mouse dermal fibroblasts delayed HF morphogenesis and growth and prevented new HF formation following wounding...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652395/differential-requirements-for-tcf1-long-isoforms-in-cd8-and-cd4-t-cell-responses-to-acute-viral-infection
#10
Jodi A Gullicksrud, Fengyin Li, Shaojun Xing, Zhouhao Zeng, Weiqun Peng, Vladimir P Badovinac, John T Harty, Hai-Hui Xue
In response to acute viral infection, activated naive T cells give rise to effector T cells that clear the pathogen and memory T cells that persist long-term and provide heightened protection. T cell factor 1 (Tcf1) is essential for several of these differentiation processes. Tcf1 is expressed in multiple isoforms, with all isoforms sharing the same HDAC and DNA-binding domains and the long isoforms containing a unique N-terminal β-catenin-interacting domain. In this study, we specifically ablated Tcf1 long isoforms in mice, while retaining expression of Tcf1 short isoforms...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615725/transcriptome-analysis-reveals-similarities-between-human-blood-cd3-cd56-bright-cells-and-mouse-cd127-innate-lymphoid-cells
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David S J Allan, Ana Sofia Cerdeira, Anuisa Ranjan, Christina L Kirkham, Oscar A Aguilar, Miho Tanaka, Richard W Childs, Cynthia E Dunbar, Jack L Strominger, Hernan D Kopcow, James R Carlyle
For many years, human peripheral blood natural killer (NK) cells have been divided into functionally distinct CD3(-) CD56(bright) CD16(-) and CD3(-) CD56(dim) CD16(+) subsets. Recently, several groups of innate lymphoid cells (ILC), distinct from NK cells in development and function, have been defined in mouse. A signature of genes present in mouse ILC except NK cells, defined by Immunological Genome Project studies, is significantly over-represented in human CD56(bright) cells, by gene set enrichment analysis...
June 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608550/a-new-staining-protocol-for-detection-of-murine-antibody-secreting-plasma-cell-subsets-by-flow-cytometry
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Katharina Pracht, Julia Meinzinger, Patrick Daum, Sebastian R Schulz, Dorothea Reimer, Manuela Hauke, Edith Roth, Dirk Mielenz, Claudia Berek, Joana Côrte-Real, Hans-Martin Jäck, Wolfgang Schuh
We provide a robust four-color fluorescence-based flow cytometry protocol that distinguishes viable dividing plasmablasts from nondividing plasma cells and, based on CD19 surface abundance, identifies two mature plasma cell populations in the spleen and the bone marrow of mice.
June 13, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607482/principles-of-early-human-development-and-germ-cell-program-from-conserved-model-systems
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Toshihiro Kobayashi, Haixin Zhang, Walfred W C Tang, Naoko Irie, Sarah Withey, Doris Klisch, Anastasiya Sybirna, Sabine Dietmann, David A Contreras, Robert Webb, Cinzia Allegrucci, Ramiro Alberio, M Azim Surani
Human primordial germ cells (hPGCs), the precursors of sperm and eggs, originate during weeks 2-3 of early post-implantation development. Using in vitro models of hPGC induction, recent studies have suggested that there are marked mechanistic differences in the specification of human and mouse PGCs. This may be due in part to the divergence in their pluripotency networks and early post-implantation development. As early human embryos are not accessible for direct study, we considered alternatives including porcine embryos that, as in humans, develop as bilaminar embryonic discs...
June 15, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591649/activation-of-lineage-regulators-and-transposable-elements-across-a%C3%A2-pluripotent-spectrum
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Jamie A Hackett, Toshihiro Kobayashi, Sabine Dietmann, M Azim Surani
Embryonic stem cells (ESCs) are characterized by the pluripotent capacity to generate all embryonic lineages. Here, we show that ESCs can occupy a spectrum of distinct transcriptional and epigenetic states in response to varied extrinsic conditions. This spectrum broadly corresponds to a developmental continuum of pluripotency and is coupled with a gradient of increasing global DNA methylation. Each pluripotent state is linked with activation of distinct classes of transposable elements (TEs), which in turn influence ESCs through generating chimeric transcripts...
June 6, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586108/bcl6-promotes-follicular-helper-t-cell-differentiation-and-pd-1-expression-in-a-blimp1-independent-manner-in-mice
#15
Markus M Xie, Byung-Hee Koh, Kristin Hollister, Hao Wu, Jie Sun, Mark H Kaplan, Alexander L Dent
The transcription factors Bcl6 and Blimp1 have opposing roles in the development of the follicular helper T (TFH ) cells: Bcl6 promotes and Blimp1 inhibits TFH -cell differentiation. Similarly, Bcl6 activates, while Blimp1 represses, expression of the TFH -cell marker PD-1. However, Bcl6 and Blimp1 repress each other's expression, complicating the interpretation of the regulatory network. Here we sought to clarify the extent to which Bcl6 and Blimp1 independently control TFH -cell differentiation by generating mice with T-cell specific deletion of both Bcl6 and Blimp1 (double conditional KO [dcKO] mice)...
July 2017: European Journal of Immunology
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
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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/28494239/crispr-cas9-screens-reveal-epstein-barr-virus-transformed-b-cell-host-dependency-factors
#17
Yijie Ma, Michael J Walsh, Katharina Bernhardt, Camille W Ashbaugh, Stephen J Trudeau, Isabelle Y Ashbaugh, Sizun Jiang, Chang Jiang, Bo Zhao, David E Root, John G Doench, Benjamin E Gewurz
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) causes endemic Burkitt lymphoma (BL) and immunosuppression-related lymphomas. These B cell malignancies arise by distinct transformation pathways and have divergent viral and host expression programs. To identify host dependency factors resulting from these EBV+, B cell-transformed cell states, we performed parallel genome-wide CRISPR/Cas9 loss-of-function screens in BL and lymphoblastoid cell lines (LCLs). These highlighted 57 BL and 87 LCL genes uniquely important for their growth and survival...
May 10, 2017: Cell Host & Microbe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442738/dysregulation-of-blimp1-transcriptional-repressor-unleashes-p130cas-erbb2-breast-cancer-invasion
#18
Marianna Sciortino, Maria Del Pilar Camacho-Leal, Francesca Orso, Elena Grassi, Andrea Costamagna, Paolo Provero, Wayne Tam, Emilia Turco, Paola Defilippi, Daniela Taverna, Sara Cabodi
ErbB2 overexpression is detected in approximately 20% of breast cancers and is correlated with poor survival. It was previously shown that the adaptor protein p130Cas/BCAR1 is a crucial mediator of ErbB2 transformation and that its overexpression confers invasive properties to ErbB2-positive human mammary epithelial cells. We herein prove, for the first time, that the transcriptional repressor Blimp1 is a novel mediator of p130Cas/ErbB2-mediated invasiveness. Indeed, high Blimp1 expression levels are detected in invasive p130Cas/ErbB2 cells and correlate with metastatic status in human breast cancer patients...
April 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412245/cxcr5-cd8-t-cells-infiltrate-the-colorectal-tumors-and-nearby-lymph-nodes-and-are-associated-with-enhanced-igg-response-in-b-cells
#19
Junjie Xing, Chenxin Zhang, Xiaohong Yang, Shaoxuan Wang, Zhongchuan Wang, Xu Li, Enda Yu
Colorectal cancer is the third most prevalent cancer type worldwide and contributes to a significant percentage of cancer-related mortality. Recent studies have shown that the CXCR5(+)CD8(+) T cells present more potent proinflammatory function than CXCR5(-)CD8(+) T cells in chronic virus infections and in follicular lymphoma, but the role of CXCR5(+)CD8(+) T cells in colorectal cancer is yet unclear. In this study, we demonstrated that CXCR5(+)CD8(+) T cells were very rare in peripheral blood mononuclear cells from healthy and colorectal cancer individuals, but were significantly enriched in resected tumors and tumor-associated lymph nodes...
April 13, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400788/the-lin28-let-7-pathway-in-cancer
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Julien Balzeau, Miriam R Menezes, Siyu Cao, John P Hagan
Among all tumor suppressor microRNAs, reduced let-7 expression occurs most frequently in cancer and typically correlates with poor prognosis. Activation of either LIN28A or LIN28B, two highly related RNA binding proteins (RBPs) and proto-oncogenes, is responsible for the global post-transcriptional downregulation of the let-7 microRNA family observed in many cancers. Specifically, LIN28A binds the terminal loop of precursor let-7 and recruits the Terminal Uridylyl Transferase (TUTase) ZCCHC11 that polyuridylates pre-let-7, thereby blocking microRNA biogenesis and tumor suppressor function...
2017: Frontiers in Genetics
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