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David S Lynch, Wei Jia Zhang, Rahul Lakshmanan, Justin A Kinsella, Günes Altiokka Uzun, Merih Karbay, Zeynep Tüfekçioglu, Hasmet Hanagasi, Georgina Burke, Nicola Foulds, Simon R Hammans, Anupam Bhattacharjee, Heather Wilson, Matthew Adams, Mark Walker, James A R Nicoll, Jeremy Chataway, Nick Fox, Indran Davagnanam, Rahul Phadke, Henry Houlden
Importance: Adult-onset leukoencephalopathy with axonal spheroids and pigmented glia (ALSP) is a frequent cause of adult-onset leukodystrophy known to be caused by autosomal dominant mutations in the CSF1R (colony-stimulating factor 1) gene. The discovery that CSF1R mutations cause ALSP led to more accurate prognosis and genetic counseling for these patients in addition to increased interest in microglia as a target in neurodegeneration. However, it has been known since the discovery of the CSF1R gene that there are patients with typical clinical and radiologic evidence of ALSP who do not carry pathogenic CSF1R mutations...
October 17, 2016: JAMA Neurology
T Konno, K Yoshida, T Mizuno, T Kawarai, M Tada, H Nozaki, S-I Ikeda, M Nishizawa, O Onodera, Z K Wszolek, T Ikeuchi
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The clinical characteristics of colony stimulating factor 1 receptor (CSF1R) related adult-onset leukoencephalopathy with axonal spheroids and pigmented glia (ALSP) have been only partially elucidated. METHODS: Clinical data from CSF1R mutation carriers who had been seen at our institutions or reported elsewhere were collected and analysed using a specific investigation sheet to standardize the data. RESULTS: In all, 122 cases from 90 families with CSF1R mutations were identified...
September 29, 2016: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
G Galletti, F Caligaris-Cappio, M T S Bertilaccio
The development and progression of chronic B-cell tumors depend on a complex microenvironmental network of cells that include monocyte-derived macrophages. In chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) the survival of malignant cells is supported in vitro by nurse-like cells, which differentiate from CD14(+) monocytes and have been identified as tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs). The role of the monocyte/macrophage lineage in CLL has been extensively studied in vitro, but only recently has been investigated in in vivo models...
October 14, 2016: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
Yaqing Shu, Ling Long, Siyuan Liao, Jiezheng Yang, Jianfang Li, Wei Qiu, Yu Yang, Jian Bao, Aiming Wu, Xueqiang Hu, Zhengqi Lu
BACKGROUND: Hereditary diffuse leukoencephalopathy with axonal spheroids (HDLS) is a rare autosomal dominant disorder characterized by cerebral white matter degeneration and caused by mutations in the colony-stimulating factor 1 receptor (CSF1R) gene. Involvement of the optic nerves in hereditary diffuse leukoencephalopathy is rare. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the case of a 30-year-old Chinese woman with HDLS, who carried a heterozygous c.2345 G > A (p...
2016: BMC Neurology
Chunhua Qin, Hongwei Yin, Xu Zhang, Dongxiao Sun, Qin Zhang, Jianfeng Liu, Xiangdong Ding, Yi Zhang, Shengli Zhang
A genome-wide association study (GWAS) was performed to identify markers and candidate genes for five semen traits in the Holstein bull population in China. The analyzed dataset consisted of records from 692 bulls from eight bull stations; each bull was genotyped using the Illumina BovineSNP50 BeadChip. Association tests between each trait and the 41 188 informative high-quality SNPs were achieved with gapit software. In total, 19 suggestive significant SNPs, partly located within the reported QTL regions or within or close to the reported candidate genes, associated with five semen traits were detected...
September 9, 2016: Animal Genetics
Xiaoping Qing, Lindsay Rogers, Arthur Mortha, Yonit Lavin, Patricia Redecha, Priya D Issuree, Thorsten Maretzky, Miriam Merad, David McIlwain, Tak W Mak, Christopher M Overall, Carl P Blobel, Jane E Salmon
CSF1R (colony stimulating factor 1 receptor) is the main receptor for CSF1 and has crucial roles in regulating myelopoeisis. CSF1R can be proteolytically released from the cell surface by ADAM17 (A disintegrin and metalloprotease 17). Here, we identified CSF1R as a major substrate of ADAM17 in an unbiased degradomics screen. We explored the impact of CSF1R shedding by ADAM17 and its upstream regulator, inactive rhomboid protein 2 (iRhom2, gene name Rhbdf2), on homeostatic development of mouse myeloid cells...
September 7, 2016: European Journal of Immunology
Leon Paul Pradel, Chia-Huey Ooi, Solange Romagnoli, Michael A Cannarile, Hadassah Sade, Dominik Rüttinger, Carola H Ries
Blockade of colony-stimulating factor-1 receptor (CSF-1R) enables the therapeutic targeting of tumor-associated macrophages (TAM) in cancer patients. Various CSF-1R inhibitors, monoclonal antibodies and tyrosine kinase inhibitors, are currently evaluated in early clinical trials. Presence of an alternative survival signal such as GM-CSF rescues human monocyte-derived macrophages from CSF-1R inhibitor-induced apoptosis. In this study, we sought to identify additional factors which mediate resistance to CSF-1R-blocking antibody RG7155 (emactuzumab)...
August 31, 2016: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
Mayank Jauhri, Akanksha Bhatnagar, Satish Gupta, Yogender Shokeen, Sachin Minhas, Shyam Aggarwal
Mutation frequencies of common genetic alterations in colorectal cancer have been in the spotlight for many years. This study highlights few rare somatic mutations, which possess the attributes of a potential CRC biomarker yet are often neglected. Next-generation sequencing was performed over 112 tumor samples to detect genetic alterations in 31 rare genes in colorectal cancer. Mutations were detected in 26/31 (83.9 %) uncommon genes, which together contributed toward 149 gene mutations in 67/112 (59.8 %) colorectal cancer patients...
October 2016: Medical Oncology
Heather M Wilkins, Scott J Koppel, Ian W Weidling, Nairita Roy, Lauren N Ryan, John A Stanford, Russell H Swerdlow
Mitochondria and mitochondrial debris are found in the brain's extracellular space, and extracellular mitochondrial components can act as damage associated molecular pattern (DAMP) molecules. To characterize the effects of potential mitochondrial DAMP molecules on neuroinflammation, we injected either isolated mitochondria or mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) into hippocampi of C57BL/6 mice and seven days later measured markers of inflammation. Brains injected with whole mitochondria showed increased Tnfα and decreased Trem2 mRNA, increased GFAP protein, and increased NFκB phosphorylation...
August 25, 2016: Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology: the Official Journal of the Society on NeuroImmune Pharmacology
Clare Pridans, Gemma M Davis, Kristin A Sauter, Zofia M Lisowski, Yolanda Corripio-Miyar, Anna Raper, Lucas Lefevre, Rachel Young, Mary E McCulloch, Simon Lillico, Elspeth Milne, Bruce Whitelaw, David A Hume
Expression of Csf1r in adults is restricted to cells of the macrophage lineage. Transgenic reporters based upon the Csf1r locus require inclusion of the highly conserved Fms-intronic regulatory element for expression. We have created Csf1r-EGFP transgenic sheep via lentiviral transgenesis of a construct containing elements of the mouse Fms-intronic regulatory element and Csf1r promoter. Committed bone marrow macrophage precursors and blood monocytes express EGFP in these animals. Sheep monocytes were divided into three populations, similar to classical, intermediate, and nonclassical monocytes in humans, based upon CD14 and CD16 expression...
September 15, 2016: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
Munjal M Acharya, Kim N Green, Barrett D Allen, Allison R Najafi, Amber Syage, Harutyun Minasyan, Mi T Le, Takumi Kawashita, Erich Giedzinski, Vipan K Parihar, Brian L West, Janet E Baulch, Charles L Limoli
Cranial irradiation for the treatment of brain cancer elicits progressive and severe cognitive dysfunction that is associated with significant neuropathology. Radiation injury in the CNS has been linked to persistent microglial activation, and we find upregulation of pro-inflammatory genes even 6 weeks after irradiation. We hypothesize that depletion of microglia in the irradiated brain would have a neuroprotective effect. Adult mice received acute head only irradiation (9 Gy) and were administered a dietary inhibitor (PLX5622) of colony stimulating factor-1 receptor (CSF1R) to deplete microglia post-irradiation...
2016: Scientific Reports
Xiaosheng Wang, Chittibabu Guda
BACKGROUND: Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) is high-risk due to its rapid drug resistance and recurrence, metastasis, and lack of targeted therapy. So far, no molecularly targeted therapeutic agents have been clinically approved for TNBC. It is imperative that we discover new targets for TNBC therapy. OBJECTIVES: A large volume of cancer genomics data are emerging and advancing breast cancer research. We may integrate different types of TNBC genomic data to discover molecular targets for TNBC therapy...
July 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Hui Zhao, Flora Kalish, Ronald J Wong, David K Stevenson
Infiltrating myeloid cells in pregnant uteri play critical roles in the establishment of the placenta and maintenance of normal pregnancies. Their recruitment and proliferation are primarily mediated by the interactions of cytokines and chemokines secreted locally with their corresponding receptors. Heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) has various physiologic properties that contribute to placental vascular development, with deficiencies in HO-1 associated with pregnancy disorders. Here, we investigated the effect of HO-1 on myeloid cell infiltration into pregnant uteri using a partial HO-1-deficient (Het, HO-1(+/-)) mouse model...
July 28, 2016: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
Alexandra M Ochsenbein, Sinem Karaman, Steven T Proulx, Rhea Goldmann, Jyothi Chittazhathu, Athanasia Dasargyri, Chloé Chong, Jean-Christophe Leroux, E Richard Stanley, Michael Detmar
Lymphatic vessels play important roles in fluid drainage and in immune responses, as well as in pathological processes including cancer progression and inflammation. While the molecular regulation of the earliest lymphatic vessel differentiation and development has been investigated in much detail, less is known about the control and timing of lymphatic vessel maturation in different organs, which often occurs postnatally. We investigated the time course of lymphatic vessel development on the pleural side of the diaphragmatic muscle in mice, the so-called submesothelial initial diaphragmatic lymphatic plexus...
October 2016: Angiogenesis
Ito Kawakami, Eizo Iseki, Koji Kasanuki, Michiko Minegishi, Kiyoshi Sato, Hiroyuki Hino, Katsuhiko Shibuya, Kohshiro Fujisawa, Shinji Higashi, Haruhiko Akiyama, Akiko Furuta, Masashi Takanashi, Yuanzhe Li, Nobutaka Hattori, Yoshio Mitsuyama, Heii Arai
Clinical phenotypes of hereditary diffuse leukoencephalopathy with spheroids (HDLS), a familial progressive neurodegenerative disorder affecting the white matter of the brain, are heterogenous and may include behavioral and personality changes, memory impairment, parkinsonism, seizure, and spasticity. Thus, HDLS is frequently unrecognized and misdiagnosed. Heterozygous mutations located within the kinase domain of the gene encoding the colony-stimulating factor 1 receptor (CSF1R), a cell surface receptor with key roles in development and innate immunity, have been shown in HDLS...
August 15, 2016: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
Zbigniew Zasłona, Anne M Scruggs, Marc Peters-Golden, Steven K Huang
Macrophage colony-stimulating factor 1 (CSF-1) plays a critical role in the differentiation of mononuclear phagocytes from bone marrow precursors, and maturing monocytes and macrophages exhibit increased expression of the CSF-1 receptor, CSF1R. The expression of CSF1R is tightly regulated by transcription factors and epigenetic mechanisms. We previously showed that prostaglandin E2 and subsequent activation of protein kinase A (PKA) inhibited CSF1R expression and macrophage maturation. Here, we examine the DNA methylation changes that occur at the Csf1r locus during macrophage maturation in the presence or absence of activated PKA...
October 2016: Immunology
Carmen Stabile, Ilaria Taglia, Carla Battisti, Silvia Bianchi, Antonio Federico
Hereditary diffuse leukoencephalopathy with spheroids (HDLS) is a rare autosomal dominant disease characterized by giant neuroaxonal swellings (spheroids) within the cerebral white matter (WM). Symptoms are variable and can include cognitive, mental and motor dysfunctions. Patients carry mutations in the protein kinase domain of the colony-stimulating factor 1 receptor (CSF1R) which is a tyrosine kinase receptor essential for microglia development. To date, more than 50 pathogenic variants have been reported in patients with HDLS, including missense, frameshift and non-sense mutations, but also deletions and splice-site mutations, all located in the intracellular tyrosine kinase domain, encoded by exons 12-22...
September 2016: Neurological Sciences
Tatsuya Sasaki, Yuka Tanaka, Kasem Kulkeaw, Ayako Yumine-Takai, Keai Sinn Tan, Ryuichi Nishinakamura, Junji Ishida, Akiyoshi Fukamizu, Daisuke Sugiyama
The aorta-gonad-mesonephros (AGM) region contains intra-aortic clusters (IACs) thought to have acquired hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) potential in vertebrate embryos. To assess extrinsic regulation of IACs in the AGM region, we employed mouse embryos harboring a Sall1-GFP reporter gene, which allows identification of mesonephros cells based on GFP expression. Analysis of AGM region tissue sections confirmed mesonephros GFP expression. Mesonephric cells sorted at E10.5 expressed mRNA encoding Csf1, a hematopoietic cytokine, and corresponding protein, based on real-time PCR and immunocytochemistry, respectively...
June 20, 2016: Stem Cell Reviews
Victoria L Gadd, Preya J Patel, Sara Jose, Leigh Horsfall, Elizabeth E Powell, Katharine M Irvine
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Liver and systemic inflammatory factors influence monocyte phenotype and function, which has implications for hepatic recruitment and subsequent inflammatory and fibrogenic responses, as well as host defence. METHODS: Peripheral blood monocyte surface marker (CD14, CD16, CD163, CSF1R, CCR2, CCR4, CCR5, CXCR3, CXCR4, CX3CR1, HLA-DR, CD62L, SIGLEC-1) expression and capacity for phagocytosis, oxidative burst and LPS-stimulated TNF production were assessed in patients with hepatitis C (HCV) (n = 39) or non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) (n = 34) (classified as non-advanced disease, compensated cirrhosis and decompensated cirrhosis) and healthy controls (n = 11) by flow cytometry...
2016: PloS One
Caroline Baer, Mario Leonardo Squadrito, Damya Laoui, Danielle Thompson, Sarah K Hansen, Anna Kiialainen, Sabine Hoves, Carola H Ries, Chia-Huey Ooi, Michele De Palma
Tumour-associated macrophages (TAMs) largely express an alternatively activated (or M2) phenotype, which entails immunosuppressive and tumour-promoting capabilities. Reprogramming TAMs towards a classically activated (M1) phenotype may thwart tumour-associated immunosuppression and unleash anti-tumour immunity. Here we show that conditional deletion of the microRNA (miRNA)-processing enzyme DICER in macrophages prompts M1-like TAM programming, characterized by hyperactive IFN-γ/STAT1 signalling. This rewiring abated the immunosuppressive capacity of TAMs and fostered the recruitment of activated cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) to the tumours...
July 2016: Nature Cell Biology
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