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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524801/association-of-ugt2b7-ugt1a9-abcg2-and-il23r-polymorphisms-with-rejection-risk-in-kidney-transplant-patients
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Heloísa Lizotti Cilião, Rossana Batista Oliveira Camargo-Godoy, Marilesia Ferreira de Souza, Mariana Bisarro Dos Reis, Lorena Iastrenski, Vinicius Daher Alvares Delfino, Silvia Regina Rogatto, Ilce Mara de Syllos Cólus
Despite advances in testing compatibility between donor and recipient, graft rejection remains a current concern. Single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) that codify altered enzymes of metabolism, drug transport, and the immune system may contribute to graft rejection in transplant patients. This study examined the association between SNPs present in genes of these processes and occurrence of graft rejection episodes in 246 kidney transplant patients, 35% of which were diagnosed with rejection. Genotype-gene expression associations were also assessed...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507940/cord-blood-cells-responses-to-il2-il7-and-il15-cytokines-for-mtor-expression
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Anahita Mohammadian, Elahe Naderali, Seyedeh Momeneh Mohammadi, Aliakbar Movasaghpour, Behnaz Valipour, Mohammad Nouri, Hojjatollah Nozad Charoudeh
Purpose: Mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR)is important in hematopoiesis and affect cell growth,differentiation and survival. Although previous studies were identified the effect of cytokines on the mononuclear cells development however the cytokines effect on mTOR in cord blood mononuclear cells was unclear. The aim of this study was to evaluate mTOR expression in cord blood mononuclear and cord blood stem cells (CD34(+) cells) in culture conditions for lymphoid cell development. Methods: Isolation of The mononuclear cells (MNCs) from umbilical cord blood were done with use of Ficollpaque density gradient...
April 2017: Advanced Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507797/il15-induces-a-potent-antitumor-activity-in-nk-cells-isolated-from-malignant-pleural-effusions-and-overcomes-the-inhibitory-effect-of-pleural-fluid
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D Croxatto, S Martini, L Chiossone, F Scordamaglia, C F Simonassi, L Moretta, M C Mingari, P Vacca
Natural Killer (NK) cells are capable of recognizing and killing cancer cells and play an important role in tumor immunosurveillance. However, tumor-infiltrating NK cells are frequently impaired in their functional capability. A remarkable exception is represented by NK cells isolated from malignant pleural effusions (PE) that are not anergic and, upon IL2-induced activation, efficiently kill tumor cells. Although IL2 is used in various clinical trials, severe side effects may occur in treated patients. In this study, we investigated whether also other clinical-grade cytokines could induce strong cytotoxicity in NK cells isolated from pleural fluid of patients with primary or metastatic tumors of different origins...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492521/coinjection-of-il2-dna-enhances-e7-specific-antitumor-immunity-elicited-by-intravaginal-therapeutic-hpv-dna-vaccination-with-electroporation
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Y Sun, S Peng, A Yang, E Farmer, T-C Wu, Chien-Fu Hung
The generation and use of therapeutic human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA vaccines represent an appealing treatment method against HPV-associated cervical cancer due to their safety and durability. Previously, we created a therapeutic HPV DNA vaccine candidate by linking the HPV16-E7 DNA sequence to calreticulin (CRT/E7), which we showed could generate significant E7-specific cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL)-mediated anti-tumor immune responses against HPV16 oncogenes expressing murine tumor model TC-1. Here we assess the therapeutic efficacy of intravaginal immunization with pcDNA3-CRT/E7 followed by electroporation...
May 11, 2017: Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483527/immuno-pcr-with-digital-readout
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Hendrik Schröder, Maximilian Grösche, Michael Adler, Mark Spengler, Christof M Niemeyer
Immuno-PCR (IPCR) combines the versatile ELISA antigen detection with ultrasensitive PCR signal amplification, thereby enabling the highly sensitive detection of a broad range of targets with a typically very large dynamic detection range. The quantification of the antigen is usually achieved by real-time PCR, which provides a correlation between the target concentration and amplified DNA marker. We here report on the implementation of digital droplet PCR as a means for direct quantification of DNA copies to enable the highly sensitive detection of protein biomarkers...
May 5, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476932/transcriptional-heterogeneity-of-mast-cells-and-basophils-upon-activation
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Krishan D Chhiba, Chia-Lin Hsu, Sergejs Berdnikovs, Paul J Bryce
Mast cells and basophils are developmentally related cells whose activation is a hallmark of allergy. Functionally, mast cells and basophils overlap in their ability to produce several mediators, including histamine and granule proteases, but studies have increasingly demonstrated nonredundant roles. To characterize the transcriptional heterogeneity of mast cells and basophils upon their activation, we performed large-scale comparative microarrays of murine bone marrow-derived mast cells and bone marrow-derived basophils (BMBs) at rest, upon an adaptive-type activation (IgE cross-linking), or upon an innate-type activation (IL-33 stimulation)...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468916/tumor-derived-%C3%AE-fetoprotein-directly-drives-human-natural-killer-cell-activation-and-subsequent-cell-death
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Lazar Vujanovic, Elizabeth C Stahl, Angela D Pardee, David A Geller, Allan Tsung, Simon C Watkins, Gregory A Gibson, Walter J Storkus, Lisa H Butterfield
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients with reduced natural killer (NK) cell numbers and function have been shown to have a poor disease outcome. Mechanisms underlying NK cell deficiency and dysfunction in HCC patients remain largely unresolved. a-Fetoprotein (AFP) is an oncofetal antigen produced by HCC. Previous studies demonstrated that tumor-derived AFP (tAFP) can indirectly impair NK cell activity by suppressing dendritic cell function. However, a direct tAFP effect on NK cells remains unexplored. The purpose of this study was to examine the ability of cord blood-derived AFP (nAFP) and that of tAFP to directly modulate human NK cell activity and longevity in vitro Short-term exposure to tAFP and, especially, nAFP proteins induced a unique pro-inflammatory, IL2-hyperresponsive phenotype in NK cells as measured by IL1β, IL6, and TNF secretion, CD69 upregulation, and enhanced tumor cell killing...
May 3, 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459871/immunological-effects-of-reduced-mucosal-integrity-in-the-early-life-of-balb-c-mice
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Katja Maria Bendtsen, Camilla Hartmann Friis Hansen, Łukasz Krych, Kerstin Skovgaard, Witold Kot, Finn Kvist Vogensen, Axel Kornerup Hansen
Certain stimuli at the gut barrier may be necessary in early life to establish a proper balance of immune tolerance. We evaluated a compromised barrier in juvenile mice in relation to microbiota and local and systemic immunity. BALB/c mice were treated with a low dose of dextran sulfate sodium (DSS) with or without ampicillin and lipopolysaccharide (LPS) to clarify the importance of microbial antigens and interaction between microbial-associated patterns and toll-like receptors. The barrier breach resulted in increased plasma LPS, which was highest in mice treated simultaneously with ampicillin...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449719/interference-of-retroviral-envelope-with-vaccine-induced-cd8-t-cell-responses-is-relieved-by-co-administration-of-cytokine-encoding-vectors
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Nadine Bongard, Dennis Lapuente, Sonja Windmann, Ulf Dittmer, Matthias Tenbusch, Wibke Bayer
BACKGROUND: Retroviral envelope (Env) proteins are known to exhibit immunosuppressive properties, which become apparent not only in retroviral infections, but also in gene-based immunizations using retroviral immunogens, where envelope interferes with the induction of CD8(+) T cell responses towards another, simultaneously or subsequently delivered, immunogen. RESULTS: In the Friend retrovirus mouse model, immunization with a plasmid encoding the Friend murine leukemia virus (F-MuLV) Leader-Gag protein resulted in induction of a strong GagL85-93-specific CD8(+) T cell response, while the response was completely abrogated by co-immunization with an F-MuLV Env-encoding plasmid...
April 27, 2017: Retrovirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421423/the-effects-of-direct-fed-microbial-supplementation-as-an-alternative-to-antibiotics-on-growth-performance-intestinal-immune-status-and-epithelial-barrier-gene-expression-in-broiler-chickens
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U Gadde, S T Oh, Y S Lee, E Davis, N Zimmerman, T Rehberger, Hyun S Lillehoj
The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of Bacillus subtilis-based probiotic supplementation in broiler chicken diets on growth performance, feed efficiency, intestinal cytokine, and tight junction (TJ) protein mRNA expression. Zero-day-old broiler chicks (n = 140) were randomly assigned to one of five dietary treatments: basal diet (CON); basal diet supplemented with either antibiotic bacitracin methylene disalicylate (BMD); or probiotics, namely, B. subtilis strain 1781 (PB1), a combination of B...
April 18, 2017: Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415569/interleukin-2-regulatory-t-cell-axis-critically-regulates-maintenance-of-hematopoietic-stem-cells
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Sabrina Giampaolo, Gabriela Wójcik, Edgar Serfling, Amiya K Patra
The role of IL-2 in HSC maintenance is unknown. Here we show that Il2-/- mice develop severe anomalies in HSC maintenance leading to defective hematopoiesis. Whereas, lack of IL-2 signaling was detrimental for lympho- and erythropoiesis, myelopoiesis was enhanced in Il2-/- mice. Investigation of the underlying mechanisms of dysregulated hematopoiesis in Il2-/- mice shows that the IL-2-Treg cell axis is indispensable for HSC maintenance and normal hematopoiesis. Lack of Treg activity resulted in increased IFN-γ production by activated T cells and an expansion of the HSCs in the bone marrow (BM)...
May 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390203/lipopolysaccharide-and-lipoteichoic-acid-virulence-deactivation-by-stannous-fluoride
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Chris Haught, Sancai Xie, Ben Circello, Cheryl S Tansky, Deepa Khambe, Malgorzata Klukowska, Tom Huggins, Donald J White
OBJECTIVES: Oral bacterial pathogens promote gingivitis and periodontal disease. Bacterial endotoxins, also known as lipopolysaccharides (LPSs) and lipoteichoic acids (LTAs), are known to enhance bacterial pathogenicity through binding with Toll-like receptors (TLRs), a group of pattern recognition receptors critical to the activation of innate immunity, that are expressed on host cells. Both LPS and LTA contain lipophilic domains and anionic charges that may be susceptible to reactivity with stannous fluoride, a commonly used ingredient clinically proven for the treatment and prevention of gingivitis...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374494/immunogenetic-profiling-of-23-snps-of-cytokine-and-chemokine-receptor-genes-through-a-minisequencing-technique-design-development-and-validation
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J M Valverde-Villegas, R M de Medeiros, S E M Almeida, J A B Chies
The minisequencing technique offers accuracy and robustness to genotyping of polymorphic DNA variants, being an excellent option for the identification and analyses of prognostic/susceptibility markers in human diseases. Two multiplex minisequencing assays were designed and standardized to screen 23 candidate SNPs in cytokine, chemokine receptor and ligand genes previously associated with susceptibility to cancer and autoimmune disorders as well as to infectious diseases outcome. The SNPs were displayed in two separate panels (panel 1-IL2 rs2069762, TNFα rs1800629, rs361525; IL4 rs2243250; IL6 rs1800795; IL10 rs1800896, rs1800872; IL17A rs8193036, rs2275913 and panel 2-CCR3 rs309125, CCR4 rs6770096, rs2228428; CCR6 rs968334; CCR8 rs2853699; CXCR3 rs34334103, rs2280964;CXCR6 rs223435, rs2234358; CCL20 rs13034664, rs6749704; CCL22 rs4359426; CXCL10/IP-10 rs3921, rs56061981)...
April 4, 2017: International Journal of Immunogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366330/cytokine-polymorphisms-are-associated-with-daytime-napping-in-adults-living-with-hiv
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Eeeseung Byun, Caryl L Gay, Carmen J Portillo, Clive R Pullinger, Bradley E Aouizerat, Kathryn A Lee
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Daytime napping longer than one hour has been associated with an increased risk for all-cause mortality. Associations between cytokine polymorphisms and daytime napping in chronic illnesses such as HIV, however, have not been well described. The purpose of this study was to examine cytokine polymorphisms associated with long daytime napping in adults living with HIV. METHODS: A cross-sectional analysis was conducted using a convenience sample of 257 adults living with HIV...
April 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345265/cytokine-and-antioxidant-gene-profiles-from-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-of-pelibuey-lambs-after-haemonchus-contortus-infection
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Zaira Estrada-Reyes, Ma Eugenia López-Arellano, Felipe Torres-Acosta, Alberto López-Reyes, Alfredo Lagunas-Martínez, Pedro Mendoza-de-Gives, Roberto González-Garduño, Sara Olazarán-Jenkins, David Reyes-Guerrero, Gabriel Ramírez-Vargas
The expression profiles of cytokines and anti-oxidant genes were determined from an experimental infection with H. contortus in Pelibuey lambs. The infection was followed for 34 days (d) to determine the number of eggs per gram (epg) and the packed cell volume (PCV). Differential white cell counts and expression profile estimations of IL2, IL4, IL5, IL6, IL8, IL10, IL13, FCεR1A, GPX and SOD1 were determined at 0 h, 4 h, 2 d and 14 d post-infection (PI) in infected and control groups. Comparison of the fold-change between 0 and 4 h, 4 h and 2 d, and 2 and 14 d periods was performed...
March 27, 2017: Parasite Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343575/expression-analysis-of-toll-like-receptors-and-interleukins-in-tharparkar-cattle-during-acclimation-to-heat-stress-exposure
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Jaya Bharati, S S Dangi, S R Mishra, V S Chouhan, V Verma, O Shankar, M K Bharti, A Paul, Dilip K Mahato, G Rajesh, G Singh, V P Maurya, S Bag, Puneet Kumar, M Sarkar
Six male Tharparkar cattle of 2-3 years old were selected for the study. After 15 days acclimation at thermo neutral zone (TNZ) in psychrometric chamber, animals were exposed at 42°C for 6h up to 23 days followed by 12 days of recovery period. Blood samples were collected during control period at TNZ (day 1, 5 and 12), after heat stress exposure (day 1-10, Short Term Heat Stress Acclimation - STHSA; day 15-23, Long Term Heat Stress Acclimation - LTHSA) and recovery period (day 7 and 12) and peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) were isolated for RNA and protein extraction...
April 2017: Journal of Thermal Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337956/acute-renal-graft-versus-host-disease-in-a-murine-model-of-allogeneic-bone-marrow-transplantation
#17
Peter M Schmid, Abdellatif Bouazzaoui, Karin Schmid, Christoph Birner, Christian Schach, Lars S Maier, Ernst Holler, Dierk H Endemann
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a very common complication after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (BMT) and associated with poor prognosis. Generally kidneys are assumed to be no direct target of Graft-versus-Host Disease (GvHD), and renal impairment is often attributed to several other factors occurring in the early phase after BMT. Our study aimed to prove the existence of renal GvHD in a fully MHC-mismatched model of BALB/c mice conditioned and transplanted according to two different intensity protocols...
March 23, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317149/association-between-variants-in-genes-involved-in-the-immune-response-and-prostate-cancer-risk-in-men-randomized-to-the-finasteride-arm-in-the-prostate-cancer-prevention-trial
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Danyelle A Winchester, Cathee Till, Phyllis J Goodman, Catherine M Tangen, Regina M Santella, Teresa L Johnson-Pais, Robin J Leach, Jianfeng Xu, S Lilly Zheng, Ian M Thompson, M Scott Lucia, Scott M Lippman, Howard L Parnes, William B Isaacs, Angelo M De Marzo, Charles G Drake, Elizabeth A Platz
BACKGROUND: We reported that some, but not all single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in select immune response genes are associated with prostate cancer, but not individually with the prevalence of intraprostatic inflammation in the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial (PCPT) placebo arm. Here, we investigated whether these same SNPs are associated with risk of lower- and higher-grade prostate cancer in men randomized to finasteride, and with prevalence of intraprostatic inflammation among controls...
June 2017: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280693/risk-factors-and-outcomes-of-delayed-graft-function-in-renal-transplant-recipients-receiving-a-steroid-sparing-immunosuppression-protocol
#19
Michelle Willicombe, Anna Rizzello, Dawn Goodall, Vassilios Papalois, Adam G McLean, David Taube
AIM: To analyse the risk factors and outcomes of delayed graft function (DGF) in patients receiving a steroid sparing protocol. METHODS: Four hundred and twenty-seven recipients of deceased donor kidney transplants were studied of which 135 (31.6%) experienced DGF. All patients received monoclonal antibody induction with a tacrolimus based, steroid sparing immunosuppression protocol. RESULTS: Five year patient survival was 87.2% and 94.9% in the DGF and primary graft function (PGF) group respectively, P = 0...
February 24, 2017: World Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259042/probiotic-treatment-reduces-depressive-like-behaviour-in-rats-independently-of-diet
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Anders Abildgaard, Betina Elfving, Marianne Hokland, Gregers Wegener, Sten Lund
The gut microbiota has recently emerged as an important regulator of brain physiology and behaviour in animals, and ingestion of certain bacteria (probiotics) therefore appear to be a potential treatment for major depressive disorder (MDD). However, some conceptual and mechanistical aspects need further elucidation. We therefore aimed at investigating whether the habitual diet may interact with the effect of probiotics on depression-related behaviour and further examined some potentially involved mechanisms underlying the microbe-mediated behavioural effects...
February 16, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
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