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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509877/human-beta-defensin-2-selectively-inhibits-hiv-1-in-highly-permissive-ccr6%C3%A2-%C2%BAcd4%C3%A2-%C2%BA-t-cells
#1
Mark K Lafferty, Lingling Sun, Aaron Christensen-Quick, Wuyuan Lu, Alfredo Garzino-Demo
Chemokine receptor type 6 (CCR6)⁺CD4⁺ T cells are preferentially infected and depleted during HIV disease progression, but are preserved in non-progressors. CCR6 is expressed on a heterogeneous population of memory CD4⁺ T cells that are critical to mucosal immunity. Preferential infection of these cells is associated, in part, with high surface expression of CCR5, CXCR4, and α4β7. In addition, CCR6⁺CD4⁺ T cells harbor elevated levels of integrated viral DNA and high levels of proliferation markers...
May 16, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502801/genome-wide-association-reveals-pigmentation-genes-play-a-role-in-skin-aging
#2
Matthew H Law, Sarah E Medland, Gu Zhu, Seyhan Yazar, Ana Viñuela, Leanne Wallace, Sri Niranjan Shekar, David L Duffy, Veronique Bataille, Dan Glass, Tim D Spector, Diane Wood, Scott D Gordon, Julie M Barbour, Anjali K Henders, Alex W Hewitt, Grant W Montgomery, Richard A Sturm, David A Mackey, Adèle C Green, Nicholas G Martin, Stuart MacGregor
Loss of fine skin patterning is a sign of both aging and photoaging. Studies investigating the genetic contribution to skin patterning offer an opportunity to better understand a trait that influences both physical appearance and risk of keratinocyte skin cancer. We undertook a meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies (GWAS) of a measure of skin pattern (microtopography score) damage in 1,671 twin pairs and 1,745 singletons (N = 5,087) drawn from three independent cohorts. We identified that rs185146 near SLC45A2 is associated with a skin aging trait (p = 4...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498098/germinal-center-b-cell-development-has-distinctly-regulated-stages-completed-by-disengagement-from-t-cell-help
#3
Ting-Ting Zhang, David G Gonzalez, Christine M Cote, Steven M Kerfoot, Shaoli Deng, Yuqing Cheng, Masaki Magari, Ann M Haberman
To reconcile conflicting reports on the role of CD40 signaling in germinal center (GC) formation, we examined the earliest stages of murine GC B cell differentiation. Peri-follicular GC precursors first expressed intermediate levels of BCL6 while co-expressing the transcription factors RelB and IRF4, the latter known to repress Bcl6 transcription. Transition of GC precursors to the BCL6(hi) follicular state was associated with cell division, although the number of required cell divisions was immunogen dose dependent...
May 12, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497800/reciprocal-regulation-of-the-il9-locus-by-counteracting-activities-of-transcription-factors-irf1-and-irf4
#4
Lucia Campos Carrascosa, Matthias Klein, Yohko Kitagawa, Christina Lückel, Federico Marini, Anika König, Anna Guralnik, Hartmann Raifer, Stefanie Hagner-Benes, Diana Rädler, Andreas Böck, Cholho Kang, Michael Lohoff, Holger Garn, Bianca Schaub, Friederike Berberich-Siebelt, Shimon Sakaguchi, Tobias Bopp, Magdalena Huber
The T helper 9 (Th9) cell transcriptional network is formed by an equilibrium of signals induced by cytokines and antigen presentation. Here we show that, within this network, two interferon regulatory factors (IRF), IRF1 and IRF4, display opposing effects on Th9 differentiation. IRF4 dose-dependently promotes, whereas IRF1 inhibits, IL-9 production. Likewise, IRF1 inhibits IL-9 production by human Th9 cells. IRF1 counteracts IRF4-driven Il9 promoter activity, and IRF1 and IRF4 have opposing function on activating histone modifications, thus modulating RNA polymerase II recruitment...
May 12, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494239/crispr-cas9-screens-reveal-epstein-barr-virus-transformed-b-cell-host-dependency-factors
#5
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/28485764/%C3%A3-kad-kunskap-om-familj%C3%A3-rt-melanom-och-de-bakom%C3%A2-liggande-generna
#6
Hildur Helgadottir, Kari Nielsen, Veronica Höiom
Increased knowledge on familial melanoma and the underlying genetics Approximately 5-10 % of all melanoma patients have close relatives with melanoma. 5-20% of melanoma families have germline mutations in the CDKN2A gene. Swedish CDKN2A mutation carriers have a young median age of onset of melanoma, increased risks of multiple primary melanoma and of tobacco-associated cancers in respiratory and upper digestive tissues, and also worse survival compared to non-carriers. In up to 80% of melanoma families no high risk melanoma associated germline mutations are found...
May 9, 2017: Läkartidningen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479318/identification-of-somatic-mutations-in-primary-cutaneous-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-leg-type-by-massive-parallel-sequencing
#7
Sylvain Mareschal, Anne Pham-Ledard, Pierre Julien Viailly, Sydney Dubois, Philippe Bertrand, Catherine Maingonnat, Maxime Fontanilles, Elodie Bohers, Philippe Ruminy, Isabelle Tournier, Philippe Courville, Bernard Lenormand, Anne Bénédicte Duval, Emilie Andrieu, Laurence Verneuil, Beatrice Vergier, Hervé Tilly, Pascal Joly, Thierry Frebourg, Marie Beylot-Barry, Jean-Philippe Merlio, Fabrice Jardin
To determine whether the mutational profile of primary cutaneous diffuse large B-cell lymphoma leg-type (PCLBCL-LT) is unique by comparison with other diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) subtypes, we analyzed a total cohort of 28 PCLBCL-LT cases by next generation sequencing with a Lymphopanel designed for DLBCL. We also analyzed 12 pairs of tumor and control DNA samples by whole exome sequencing which led us to perform resequencing of three selected genes not included in the Lymphopanel: TBL1XR1, KLHL6 and IKZF3...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477193/transcription-factors-downstream-of-il-4-and-tgf-%C3%AE-signals-analysis-by-quantitative-pcr-western-blot-and-flow-cytometry
#8
Atsushi Sugimoto, Ryoji Kawakami, Norihisa Mikami
IL-9-producing Th9 cell is a novel Th cell subset involved in type II allergic inflammations such as asthma. Th9 cells can be induced from naïve Th cells in the presence of IL-4 and TGF-β. It is also well established that downstream signals of IL-4 and TGF-β, including STAT6, IRF4, Smad, and PU.1, directly mediate IL-9 production in Th9 cells. In this chapter we describe the methods of flow cytometry, qPCR and western blot analysis to determine the expression or activation of these transcription factors downstream of IL-4 and TGF-β...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472924/identification-of-differentially-expressed-atlantic-salmon-mirnas-responding-to-salmonid-alphavirus-sav-infection
#9
Rune Andreassen, Nardos Tesfaye Woldemariam, Ine Østråt Egeland, Oleg Agafonov, Hilde Sindre, Bjørn Høyheim
BACKGROUND: MicroRNAs (miRNAs) control multiple biological processes including the innate immune responses by negative post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression. As there were no studies on the role(s) of miRNAs in viral diseases in Atlantic salmon, we aimed to identify miRNAs responding to salmonid alphavirus (SAV) infection. Their expression were studied at different time points post infection with SAV isolates associated with different mortalities. Furthermore, the genome sequences of the identified miRNAs were analysed to reveal putative cis-regulatory elements, and, finally, their putative target genes were predicted...
May 4, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459970/global-mirna-expression-analysis-identifies-novel-key-regulators-of-plasma-cell-differentiation-and-malignant-plasma-cell
#10
Alboukadel Kassambara, Michel Jourdan, Angélique Bruyer, Nicolas Robert, Véronique Pantesco, Olivier Elemento, Bernard Klein, Jérôme Moreaux
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small noncoding RNAs that attenuate expression of their mRNA targets. Here, we developed a new method and an R package, to easily infer candidate miRNA-mRNA target interactions that could be functional during a given biological process. Using this method, we described, for the first time, a comprehensive integrated analysis of miRNAs and mRNAs during human normal plasma cell differentiation (PCD). Our results reveal 63 miRNAs with significant temporal changes in their expression during normal PCD...
April 29, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434881/muramyl-dipeptide-based-postbiotics-mitigate-obesity-induced-insulin-resistance-via-irf4
#11
Joseph F Cavallari, Morgan D Fullerton, Brittany M Duggan, Kevin P Foley, Emmanuel Denou, Brennan K Smith, Eric M Desjardins, Brandyn D Henriksbo, Kalvin J Kim, Brian R Tuinema, Jennifer C Stearns, David Prescott, Philip Rosenstiel, Brian K Coombes, Gregory R Steinberg, Jonathan D Schertzer
Intestinal dysbiosis contributes to obesity and insulin resistance, but intervening with antibiotics, prebiotics, or probiotics can be limited by specificity or sustained changes in microbial composition. Postbiotics include bacterial components such as lipopolysaccharides, which have been shown to promote insulin resistance during metabolic endotoxemia. We found that bacterial cell wall-derived muramyl dipeptide (MDP) is an insulin-sensitizing postbiotic that requires NOD2. Injecting MDP lowered adipose inflammation and reduced glucose intolerance in obese mice without causing weight loss or altering the composition of the microbiome...
May 2, 2017: Cell Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420429/deptor-maintains-plasma-cell-differentiation-and-favorably-affects-prognosis-in-multiple-myeloma
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Dalia Quwaider, Luis A Corchete, Irena Misiewicz-Krzeminska, María E Sarasquete, José J Pérez, Patryk Krzeminski, Noemí Puig, María Victoria Mateos, Ramón García-Sanz, Ana B Herrero, Norma C Gutiérrez
BACKGROUND: The B cell maturation process involves multiple steps, which are controlled by relevant pathways and transcription factors. The understanding of the final stages of plasma cell (PC) differentiation could provide new insights for therapeutic strategies in multiple myeloma (MM). Here, we explore the role of DEPTOR, an mTOR inhibitor, in the terminal differentiation of myeloma cells, and its potential impact on patient survival. METHODS: The expression level of DEPTOR in MM cell lines and B cell populations was measured by real-time RT-PCR, and/or Western blot analysis...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418867/early-detection-of-gastric-cancer-using-global-genome-wide-and-irf4-elmo1-clip4-and-msc-dna-methylation-in-endoscopic-biopsies
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Francesca Pirini, Sassan Noazin, Martha H Jahuira-Arias, Sebastian Rodriguez-Torres, Leah Friess, Christina Michailidi, Jaime Cok, Juan Combe, Gloria Vargas, William Prado, Ethan Soudry, Jimena Pérez, Tikki Yudin, Andrea Mancinelli, Helen Unger, Carmen Ili-Gangas, Priscilla Brebi-Mieville, Douglas E Berg, Masamichi Hayashi, David Sidransky, Robert H Gilman, Rafael Guerrero-Preston
Clinically useful molecular tools to triage gastric cancer patients are not currently available. We aimed to develop a molecular tool to predict gastric cancer risk in endoscopy-driven biopsies obtained from high-risk gastric cancer clinics in low resource settings.We discovered and validated a DNA methylation biomarker panel in endoscopic samples obtained from 362 patients seen between 2004 and 2009 in three high-risk gastric cancer clinics in Lima, Perú, and validated it in 306 samples from the Cancer Genome Atlas project ("TCGA")...
March 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369050/antagonism-of-b-cell-enhancer-networks-by-stat5-drives-leukemia-and-poor-patient-survival
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Casey D S Katerndahl, Lynn M Heltemes-Harris, Mark J L Willette, Christine M Henzler, Seth Frietze, Rendong Yang, Hilde Schjerven, Kevin A T Silverstein, Laura B Ramsey, Gregory Hubbard, Andrew D Wells, Roland P Kuiper, Blanca Scheijen, Frank N van Leeuwen, Markus Müschen, Steven M Kornblau, Michael A Farrar
The transcription factor STAT5 has a critical role in B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL). How STAT5 mediates this effect is unclear. Here we found that activation of STAT5 worked together with defects in signaling components of the precursor to the B cell antigen receptor (pre-BCR), including defects in BLNK, BTK, PKCβ, NF-κB1 and IKAROS, to initiate B-ALL. STAT5 antagonized the transcription factors NF-κB and IKAROS by opposing regulation of shared target genes. Super-enhancers showed enrichment for STAT5 binding and were associated with an opposing network of transcription factors, including PAX5, EBF1, PU...
April 3, 2017: Nature Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368411/pu-1-acts-as-tumor-suppressor-for-myeloma-cells-through-direct-transcriptional-repression-of-irf4
#15
N Ueno, N Nishimura, S Ueno, S Endo, H Tatetsu, S Hirata, H Hata, M Matsuoka, H Mitsuya, Y Okuno
We previously reported that PU.1 is downregulated in the majority of myeloma cell lines and primary myeloma cells of certain myeloma patients, and conditional expression of PU.1 in such myeloma cell lines induced cell cycle arrest and apoptosis. We found downregulation of IRF4 protein in the U266 myeloma cell line following induction of PU.1. Previous studies reported that knockdown of IRF4 in myeloma cell lines induces apoptosis, prompting us to further investigate the role of IRF4 downregulation in PU.1-induced cell cycle arrest and apoptosis in myeloma cells...
April 3, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368397/molecular-impact-of-selective-nfkb1-and-nfkb2-signaling-on-dlbcl-phenotype
#16
X Guo, J L Koff, A B Moffitt, M Cinar, S Ramachandiran, Z Chen, J M Switchenko, M Mosunjac, S G Neill, K P Mann, M Bagirov, Y Du, Y Natkunam, H J Khoury, M R Rossi, W Harris, C R Flowers, I S Lossos, L H Boise, S S Dave, J Kowalski, L Bernal-Mizrachi
Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) has been categorized into two molecular subtypes that have prognostic significance, namely germinal center B-cell like (GCB) and activated B-cell like (ABC). Although ABC-DLBCL has been associated with NF-κB activation, the relationships between activation of specific NF-κB signals and DLBCL phenotype remain unclear. Application of novel gene expression classifiers identified two new DLBCL categories characterized by selective p100 (NF-κB2) and p105 (NF-κB1) signaling...
April 3, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359033/regulation-of-memory-b-and-plasma-cell-differentiation
#17
REVIEW
Ryo Shinnakasu, Tomohiro Kurosaki
Memory B cell generation and antibody production result from a differentiation process that begins when the surface BCR on naïve B cells binds an antigen. How the choice between these fates is tempo-spatially regulated is still obscure, but recent advances have reinforced the concept that the combination of B cell-intrinsic heterogeneity and -extrinsic heterogeneity provided by cells such as T cells is a key determinant. As molecular regulators, the transcription factors IRF4 and Bach2, which participate in these fate choices, have been emerging...
March 27, 2017: Current Opinion in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357165/persistent-afebrile-abdominal-pain-an-unusual-case-of-segmental-colitis-in-an-immunocompromised-host
#18
Ilias P Papakonstantinou, Emmanuel A Andreadis
In this report we describe a case of a 66-year-old woman who presented with right upper quadrant abdominal pain and bloody diarrhea. A workup revealed immunodeficiency, an immunologic profile with low complement levels resembling systemic lupus erythematosus, and a circumferential colonic wall lesion located in the ascending colon. After endoscopy and biopsy, the mass lesion was attributed to "double hit" diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, categorized as high grade large B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma according to the most recent revised 2016 World Health Organisation classification and considered to be a rare and highly aggressive tumor...
February 16, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346410/quality-of-tcr-signaling-determined-by-differential-affinities-of-enhancers-for-the-composite-batf-irf4-transcription-factor-complex
#19
Arifumi Iwata, Vivek Durai, Roxane Tussiwand, Carlos G Briseño, Xiaodi Wu, Gary E Grajales-Reyes, Takeshi Egawa, Theresa L Murphy, Kenneth M Murphy
Variable strengths of signaling via the T cell antigen receptor (TCR) can produce divergent outcomes, but the mechanism of this remains obscure. The abundance of the transcription factor IRF4 increases with TCR signal strength, but how this would induce distinct types of responses is unclear. We compared the expression of genes in the TH2 subset of helper T cells to enhancer occupancy by the BATF-IRF4 transcription factor complex at varying strengths of TCR stimulation. Genes dependent on BATF-IRF4 clustered into groups with distinct TCR sensitivities...
May 2017: Nature Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338898/the-hematopoietic-cell-specific-transcription-factor-pu-1-is-critical-for-expression-of-cd11c
#20
Takuya Yashiro, Kazumi Kasakura, Yoshihito Oda, Nao Kitamura, Akihito Inoue, Shusuke Nakamura, Hokuto Yokoyama, Kanako Fukuyama, Mutsuko Hara, Hideoki Ogawa, Ko Okumura, Makoto Nishiyama, Chiharu Nishiyama
PU.1 is a hematopoietic cell-specific transcription factor belonging to the Ets family, which plays an important role in the development of dendritic cells (DCs). CD11c (encoded by Itgax) is well established as a characteristic marker of hematopoietic lineages including DCs. In the present study, we analyzed the role of PU.1 (encoded by Spi-1) in the expression of CD11c. When small interfering RNA (siRNA) for Spi-1 was introduced into bone marrow-derived DCs (BMDCs), the mRNA level and cell surface expression of CD11c were dramatically reduced...
February 1, 2017: International Immunology
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