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rheumatoid arthritis, regulatory t cell

Jeong-Eun Kwon, Seon-Yeong Lee, Hyeon-Beom Seo, Young-Mee Moon, Jun-Geol Ryu, Kyung-Ah Jung, Joo-Yeon Jhun, Jin-Sil Park, Soo-Seok Hwang, Joo-Myeong Kim, Gap Ryol Lee, Sung-Hwan Park, Mi-La Cho
Yin Yang 1 (YY1) is a ubiquitously expressed transcription factor that functions in cooperation with various cofactors to regulate gene expression. In the immune system, YY1 enhances cytokine production and T helper (Th) 2 effector cell differentiation, resulting in the activation of inflammation. However, no studies have reported the role of YY1 in Th17 cell regulation, which is implicated in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). We investigated the expression of YY1 in Th17 cells in vitro and revealed increased levels of YY1 mRNA and protein...
March 12, 2018: Immunology Letters
Ji Young Kim, Kyu Lim, Kyung Hee Kim, Jin Hyun Kim, Jin Sun Choi, Seung-Cheol Shim
N-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) have anti-inflammatory effects and were considered useful for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Recently, several studies suggested that n-3 PUFAs attenuated arthritis in animal model and human, however the mechanism is still unclear. Interleukin 17 (IL-17) is a pro-inflammatory cytokine mainly produced by T helper 17 (Th17) cells which cause tissue inflammation and bone erosion leading to joint destruction. In contrast, regulatory T (Treg) cells down-regulate various immune responses by suppression of naïve T cells...
2018: PloS One
Pravin Shende, Bernice Rodrigues, R S Gaud
Transplantation is considered as one of the methods for the treatment of autoimmune diseases. There are different sorts of transplantation which improved the situation for the cure of different kinds of autoimmune diseases. Cord blood transplantation is favored over other transplant techniques. The propelled treatments incorporate interferon administrative elements and mesenchymal stromal cells for the management of immune system issue particularly in the treatment of rheumatoid joint inflammation. According to the studies conducted, it was proven that cord blood/UC mesenchymal cells along with DMARDs, without consistent organization expanded the level of administrative regulatory T-cells of the peripheral blood which might be a protected and huge technique for the treatment of patients experiencing rheumatoid joint inflammation...
March 8, 2018: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Rebecca J Brownlie, Rose Zamoyska, Robert J Salmond
A number of polymorphisms in immune-regulatory genes have been identified as risk factors for the development of autoimmune disease. PTPN22, that encodes a tyrosine phosphatase, has been associated with the development of several autoimmune diseases including type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus. PTPN22 regulates the activity and effector functions of multiple important immune cell types including lymphocytes, granulocytes and myeloid cells. In this review, we describe the role of PTPN22 in regulating T cell activation and effector responses...
March 7, 2018: Immunology
Fatemeh Safari, Safar Farajnia, Maryam Arya, Habib Zarredar, Ava Nasrolahi
INTRODUCTION: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), as one of the most disabling autoimmune diseases, is a common health problem that progressively reduces the life quality of patients. Although various biologics have been introduced for RA, attempts to establish an efficient long-term therapies failed due to the heterogeneity of this disease. METHODS: In the last decade, immunomodulatory approaches such as T cell adoptive therapy have been developed for controlling autoimmunity...
February 23, 2018: Immunopharmacology and Immunotoxicology
Yang Liu, Hongyan Wen
OBJECTIVE: To determine if patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are at risk of vitamin D deficiency and whether the levels of vitamin D are correlated with clinical parameters in RA. METHODS: A total of 280 treatment-naïve RA patients, and 140 age- and sex-matched healthy volunteers were enrolled. Serum levels of 1,25-dihydroxycholecalciferol (1,25(OH)2 D3 ), the active form of vitamin D, were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Concentrations of 1,25(OH)2 D3 less than 25 ng/mL were defined as insufficient...
February 19, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
Mehdi Soltanzadeh-Yamchi, Mehdi Shahbazi, Saeed Aslani, Mousa Mohammadnia-Afrouzi
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small RNA molecules with regulatory functions on the expression of genes through binding directly to target messenger RNA (mRNA) transcripts, eventuating in gene expression suppression via translational hindrance and/or target mRNA cleavage. These molecules have been established to participate in numerous critical cellular settings, including differentiation, development, and function of immune cells. As an important suppressor cell of immune system, regulatory T cells (Tregs) are important in modulating the immune homeostasis as well as tolerance to self-antigens...
February 13, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
Raphael S Peres, Paula B Donate, Jhimmy Talbot, Nerry T Cecilio, Patricia R Lobo, Caio C Machado, Kalil W A Lima, Rene D Oliveira, Vanessa Carregaro, Helder I Nakaya, Thiago M Cunha, José Carlos Alves-Filho, Foo Y Liew, Paulo Louzada-Junior, Fernando Q Cunha
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune arthropathy characterized by chronic articular inflammation. Methotrexate (MTX) remains the first-line therapy for RA and its anti-inflammatory effect is associated with the maintenance of high levels of extracellular adenosine (ADO). Nonetheless, up to 40% of RA patients are resistant to MTX treatment and this is linked to a reduction of CD39 expression, an ectoenzyme involved in the generation of extracellular ADO by ATP metabolism, on circulating regulatory T cells (Tregs)...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Autoimmunity
Bo Ruem Yoon, Yoon-Jeong Oh, Seong Wook Kang, Eun Bong Lee, Won-Woo Lee
Amino acids (AAs) are necessary nutrients which act not only as building blocks in protein synthesis but also in crucial anabolic cellular signaling pathways. It has been demonstrated that SLC7A5 is a critical transporter that mediates uptake of several essential amino acids in highly proliferative tumors and activated T cells. However, the dynamics and relevance of SLC7A5 activity in monocytes/macrophages is still poorly understood. We provide evidence that SLC7A5-mediated leucine influx contributes to pro-inflammatory cytokine production via mTOR complex 1 (mTORC1)-induced glycolytic reprograming in activated human monocytes/macrophages...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
Bogusław Nedoszytko, Małgorzata Sokołowska-Wojdyło, Joanna Renke, Magdalena Lange, Piotr Trzonkowski, Michał Sobjanek, Aneta Szczerkowska-Dobosz, Marek Niedoszytko, Aleksandra Górska, Jan Romantowski, Jarosław Skokowski, Leszek Kalinowski, Roman J Nowicki
Regulatory T cells (Tregs) represent a cell type that promotes immune tolerance to autologous components and maintains immune system homeostasis. The abnormal function of Tregs is relevant to the pathogenesis of several skin diseases like psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, systemic lupus erythematosus, cutaneous T-cell lymphomas, and skin cancer and is also important in rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes and other autoimmune diseases. In this review, we will summarize the role of mutations and/or polymorphisms of genes involved in Tregs development, and functions in the pathogenesis of selected skin diseases...
December 2017: Postȩpy Dermatologii i Alergologii
Michael Bonelli, Clemens Scheinecker
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to summarize the current knowledge concerning the mechanisms of action of Abatacept in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. RECENT FINDINGS: Abatacept (CTLA-4Ig) represents a soluble, recombinant, fully humanized fusion protein, comprising the extracellular domain of CTLA-4 and the Fc portion of IgG1. Abatacept binds to the costimulatory molecules CD80 and CD86 on antigen-presenting cells (APC), thereby blocking interaction with CD28 on T cells...
February 3, 2018: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
Chen Liu, Dongwei Wang, Songsong Lu, Qinzhu Xu, Lei Zhao, Jingzhong Zhao, Ying Song, Hui Wang
OBJECTIVE: To examine expression and function changes of circulating CD4+ CXCR5+ FoxP3+ Follicular regulatory T (TFR) cells in active and stable remission rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients and to clarify the role of TFR cells in the pathogenesis of RA. METHODS: TFR and follicular helper T cells (TFH) levels in peripheral blood of 39 active RA patients, 39 stable remission RA patients and 33 healthy controls were detected by flow cytometry. The function of TFR cells was measured by co-culturing with TFH and B cells...
January 30, 2018: Arthritis & Rheumatology
Marco Bo, Magdalena Niegowska, Gian Luca Erre, Marco Piras, Maria Giovanna Longu, Pierangela Manchia, Mario Manca, Giuseppe Passiu, Leonardo A Sechi
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disease characterized by a progressive joint damage due to largely unknown environmental factors acting in concert with risk alleles conferring genetic susceptibility. A major role has been attributed to viral infections that include past contacts with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and, more recently, to non-protein coding sequences of human endogenous retrovirus K (HERV-K) integrated in the human genome. Molecular mimicry between viral and self proteins is supposed to cause the loss of immune tolerance in predisposed hosts...
January 29, 2018: Scientific Reports
Haijing Wu, Yaxiong Deng, Yu Feng, Di Long, Kongyang Ma, Xiaohui Wang, Ming Zhao, Liwei Lu, Qianjin Lu
B cells have a critical role in the initiation and acceleration of autoimmune diseases, especially those mediated by autoantibodies. In the peripheral lymphoid system, mature B cells are activated by self or/and foreign antigens and signals from helper T cells for differentiating into either memory B cells or antibody-producing plasma cells. Accumulating evidence has shown that epigenetic regulations modulate somatic hypermutation and class switch DNA recombination during B-cell activation and differentiation...
January 29, 2018: Cellular & Molecular Immunology
Eun-Kyung Kim, Seung Hoon Lee, Seon-Young Lee, Jae-Kyung Kim, Joo Yeon Jhun, Hyun Sik Na, Se-Young Kim, Jong Young Choi, Chul Woo Yang, Sung-Hwan Park, Mi-La Cho
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a systemic autoimmune disease involving excessive inflammation. Recently, RA associated with a metabolic disorder was revealed to be non-responsive to RA medications. Metformin has been reported to have a therapeutic effect on RA and obesity. The aim of this investigation was to study the therapeutic effect and the underlying mechanism of metformin's action in an experimental model of collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) associated with obesity. Metformin was administered daily for 13 weeks to mice with CIA that had been fed a high-fat diet...
January 26, 2018: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
Jie Yang, Jie Ren, Yiming Yang, Juan Sun, Xiaohui Zhou, Shucong Zheng, Dandan Xuan, Yu Xue, Huimin Fan, Jiong Zhang, Hejian Zou, Weiguo Wan, Ning Kong
BACKGROUND: Functional variants of the B cell gene, B cell scaffold protein with ankyrin repeats 1 (BANK1) contribute to rheumatoid arthritis (RA) susceptibility, but their influences on B cell responses are unclear. Moreover, the function of induced T regulatory cells (iTregs) in the inflammatory milieu in a collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) model is unknown. This study was performed to investigate the roles of BANK1 in CIA and the interaction between B cells and iTregs. METHODS: The changes in BANK1 mRNA and protein levels and their correlation with disease severity in CIA were determined...
January 25, 2018: Arthritis Research & Therapy
Seon-Young Lee, Seung Hoon Lee, JooYeon Jhun, Hyeon-Beom Seo, Kyung Ah Jung, Chul Woo Yang, Sung-Hwan Park, Mi-La Cho
Probiotic complex, zinc, and coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) are recognized dietary supplements with an anti-inflammatory role. Although these supplementations are individually known to benefit rheumatoid arthritis (RA), there is no evidence suggesting any synergic effect. The primary goal of this study is to determine whether probiotic complex, zinc, and CoQ10 attenuate the development of collagen-induced arthritis (CIA). The combination of probiotic complex, zinc, and CoQ10 reduced CIA severity by downregulating the levels of IgG, IgG1, and IgG2a in serum...
January 2018: Journal of Medicinal Food
Ralph Stadhouders, Erik Lubberts, Rudi W Hendriks
Since the original identification of the T helper 17 (Th17) subset in 2005, it has become evident that these cells do not only contribute to host defence against pathogens, such as bacteria and fungi, but that they are also critically involved in the pathogenesis of many autoimmune diseases. In contrast to the classic Th1 and Th2 cells, which represent rather stably polarized subsets, Th17 cells display remarkable heterogeneity and plasticity. This has been attributed to the characteristics of the key transcription factor that guides Th17 differentiation, retinoic acid receptor-related orphan nuclear receptor gamma (RORγ)...
December 21, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
Yuya Kondo, Masahiro Yokosawa, Shunta Kaneko, Kotona Furuyama, Seiji Segawa, Hiroto Tsuboi, Isao Matsumoto, Takayuki Sumida
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disorder characterized by infiltration of the joint synovium by activated inflammatory cells. CD4+ T cells form a large proportion of the inflammatory cells invading the synovial tissue, and are involved in the RA pathological process. In general, CD4+ T cells differentiate into various T helper (Th) cell subsets and acquire the functional characterization to respond to specific pathogens, and also mediated some autoimmune disorders such as RA. Because the differentiation of Th cell subsets is determined by the expression of specific transcription factors in response to cytokine environment, these transcription factors is considered to have a role in pathology of RA...
December 15, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
Kazuo Okamoto
  Bone is a component of the skeletal-locomotor system but also functions as an immunological organ that harbors hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells. Since the immune and skeletal systems are closely related through a number of shared regulatory molecules including cytokines and receptors, bone can be affected in various immune disorders. Rheumatoid arthritis is a typical disease in which the immune system affects the bone metabolism. The enhanced activity of osteoclasts by the activation of Th17 cells causes the joint destruction in rheumatoid arthritis...
2017: Nihon Rinshō Men'eki Gakkai Kaishi, Japanese Journal of Clinical Immunology
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