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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145439/impact-of-chronic-and-acute-academic-stress-on-lymphocyte-subsets-and-monocyte-function
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Viktoriya Maydych, Maren Claus, Nicole Dychus, Melanie Ebel, Jürgen Damaschke, Stefan Diestel, Oliver T Wolf, Thomas Kleinsorge, Carsten Watzl
This study investigated the effects of a temporally confined naturalistic stressor (academic stress) on immune functions. Furthermore, moderating influences of a number of psychological variables were assessed. Five blood samples were obtained from 20 students during an observation period of 8 weeks, starting 4.5 weeks before an exam period up to 1 week following the last exam. The analysis of 45 immune parameters revealed several time-dependent changes attributable to examination stress. We observed a reduction in the absolute numbers of natural killer (NK) cells and monocytes in peripheral blood and a shift towards more immature and naïve cells within NK and T cell populations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141050/differential-immunomodulation-in-human-monocytes-versus-macrophages-by-filarial-cystatin
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Gopinath Venugopal, Marion Mueller, Susanne Hartmann, Svenja Steinfelder
Parasitic nematodes have evolved powerful immunomodulatory molecules to enable their survival in immunocompetent hosts by subverting immune responses and minimizing pathological processes. One filarial molecule known to counteract host immune responses by inducing IL-10 and regulatory macrophages in mice is filarial cystatin. During a patent filarial infection monocytes encounter microfilariae in the blood, an event that occurs in asymptomatically infected filariasis patients that are immunologically hyporeactive...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137267/tumacrophage-macrophages-transformed-into-tumor-stem-like-cells-by-virulent-genetic-material-from-tumor-cells
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Yizhuang Zhang, Na Zhou, Xiuyan Yu, Xuehui Zhang, Shanxin Li, Zhen Lei, Ruobi Hu, Hui Li, Yiqing Mao, Xi Wang, Jinshu Zhang, Yuan Li, Hongyan Guo, David M Irwin, Gang Niu, Huanran Tan
Tumor-associated macrophages are regarded as tumor-enhancers as they have key roles in the subversion of adaptive immunity and in inflammatory circuits that promote tumor progression. Here, we show that cancer cells can subvert macrophages yielding cells that have gained pro-tumor functions. When macrophages isolated from mice or humans are co-cultured with dead cancer cell line cells, induced to undergo apoptosis to mimic chemotherapy, up-regulation of pro-tumor gene expression was identified. Phagocytosis of apoptotic cancer cells by macrophages resulted in their transformation into tumor stem (initiating)-like cells, as indicated by the expression of epithelial markers (e...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135926/proline-based-carbamates-as-cholinesterase-inhibitors
#4
Hana Pizova, Marketa Havelkova, Sarka Stepankova, Andrzej Bak, Tereza Kauerova, Violetta Kozik, Michal Oravec, Ales Imramovsky, Peter Kollar, Pavel Bobal, Josef Jampilek
Series of twenty-five benzyl (2S)-2-(arylcarbamoyl)pyrrolidine-1-carboxylates was prepared and completely characterized. All the compounds were tested for their in vitro ability to inhibit acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and butyrylcholinesterase (BChE), and the selectivity of compounds to individual cholinesterases was determined. Screening of the cytotoxicity of all the compounds was performed using a human monocytic leukaemia THP-1 cell line, and the compounds demonstrated insignificant toxicity. All the compounds showed rather moderate inhibitory effect against AChE; benzyl (2S)-2-[(2-chlorophenyl)carbamoyl]pyrrolidine-1-carboxylate (IC50 = 46...
November 14, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133519/deep-rna-sequencing-uncovers-a-repertoire-of-human-macrophage-long-intergenic-noncoding-rnas-modulated-by-macrophage-activation-and-associated-with-cardiometabolic-diseases
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Hanrui Zhang, Chenyi Xue, Ying Wang, Jianting Shi, Xuan Zhang, Wenjun Li, Sara Nunez, Andrea S Foulkes, Jennie Lin, Christine C Hinkle, Wenli Yang, Edward E Morrisey, Daniel J Rader, Mingyao Li, Muredach P Reilly
BACKGROUND: Sustained and dysfunctional macrophage activation promotes inflammatory cardiometabolic disorders, but the role of long intergenic noncoding RNA (lincRNA) in human macrophage activation and cardiometabolic disorders is poorly defined. Through transcriptomics, bioinformatics, and selective functional studies, we sought to elucidate the lincRNA landscape of human macrophages. METHODS AND RESULTS: We used deep RNA sequencing to assemble the lincRNA transcriptome of human monocyte-derived macrophages at rest and following stimulation with lipopolysaccharide and IFN-γ (interferon γ) for M1 activation and IL-4 (interleukin 4) for M2 activation...
November 13, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133294/proinflammatory-t-cell-status-associated-with-early-life-adversity
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Martha M C Elwenspoek, Xenia Hengesch, Fleur A D Leenen, Anna Schritz, Krystel Sias, Violetta K Schaan, Sophie B Mériaux, Stephanie Schmitz, Fanny Bonnemberger, Hartmut Schächinger, Claus Vögele, Jonathan D Turner, Claude P Muller
Early life adversity (ELA) has been associated with an increased risk for diseases in which the immune system plays a critical role. The ELA immune phenotype is characterized by inflammation, impaired cellular immunity, and immunosenescence. However, data on cell-specific immune effects are largely absent. Additionally, stress systems and health behaviors are altered in ELA, which may contribute to the generation of the ELA immune phenotype. The present investigation tested cell-specific immune differences in relationship to the ELA immune phenotype, altered stress parameters, and health behaviors in individuals with ELA (n = 42) and those without a history of ELA (control, n = 73)...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133194/effect-of-native-and-minimally-modified-low-density-lipoprotein-on-the-activation-of-monocyte-subsets
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Francisco Blanco-Favela, José Esteban Espinosa-Luna, Adriana Karina Chávez-Rueda, Alejandra Madrid-Miller, Luis Chávez-Sánchez
BACKGROUND: In atherosclerosis, monocytes are essential and secrete pro-inflammatory cytokines in response to modified low-density lipoprotein (LDL). Human CD14(++)CD16(-), CD14(++)CD16(+) and CD14(+)CD16(++) monocytes produce different cytokines. The objective of this research was to determine the number of monocyte subsets positives to cytokines in response to native (nLDL) and minimally modified LDL (mmLDL). METHODS: Human monocytes from healthy individuals were purified by negative selection and were stimulated with nLDL, mmLDL or LPS...
November 10, 2017: Archives of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127442/increased-frequencies-of-circulating-cxcl10-cxcl8-and-ccl4-producing-monocytes-and-siglec-3-expressing-myeloid-dendritic-cells-in-systemic-sclerosis-patients
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Tiago Carvalheiro, Sara Horta, Joel A G van Roon, Mariana Santiago, Maria J Salvador, Hélder Trindade, Timothy R D J Radstake, José A P da Silva, Artur Paiva
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the ex vivo pro-inflammatory properties of classical and non-classical monocytes as well as myeloid dendritic cells (mDCs) in systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients. METHODS: Spontaneous production of CXCL10, CCL4, CXCL8 and IL-6 was intracellularly evaluated in classical, non-classical monocytes and Siglec-3-expressing mDCs from peripheral blood of SSc patients and healthy controls (HC) through flow cytometry. In addition, production of these cytokines was determined upon toll-like receptor (TLR) 4 plus Interferon-γ (IFN-γ) stimulation...
November 10, 2017: Inflammation Research: Official Journal of the European Histamine Research Society ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123960/the-sting-agonist-dmxaa-triggers-a-cooperation-between-t-lymphocytes-and-myeloid-cells-that-leads-to-tumor-regression
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Julia M Weiss, Marion V Guérin, Fabienne Regnier, Gilles Renault, Isabelle Galy-Fauroux, Lene Vimeux, Vincent Feuillet, Elisa Peranzoni, Maxime Thoreau, Alain Trautmann, Nadège Bercovici
Regressing tumors are usually associated with a large immune infiltrate, but the molecular and cellular interactions that govern a successful anti-tumor immunity remain elusive. Here, we have triggered type I Interferon (IFN) signaling in a breast tumor model (MMTV-PyMT) using 5,6-dimethylxanthenone-4-acetic acid (DMXAA), a ligand of the STimulator of Interferon Genes, STING. The 2 main events rapidly triggered by DMXAA in transplanted PyMT tumors are 1) the disruption of the tumor vasculature, followed by hypoxia and cell death; 2) the release of chemokines...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123956/mutations-in-jak2-and-calreticulin-genes-are-associated-with-specific-alterations-of-the-immune-system-in-myelofibrosis
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Marco Romano, Daria Sollazzo, Sara Trabanelli, Martina Barone, Nicola Polverelli, Margherita Perricone, Dorian Forte, Simona Luatti, Michele Cavo, Nicola Vianelli, Camilla Jandus, Francesca Palandri, Lucia Catani
Myelofibrosis (MF) is a clonal neoplasia associated with chronic inflammation due to aberrant cytokine production. Mutations in Janus Kinase-2 (JAK2), calreticulin (CALR) and myeloproliferative leukemia protein (MPL) genes have been recently associated to MF and they all activate the JAK/STAT signaling pathway. Since this pathway is essential in shaping the immune response, we investigated the role of circulating immune subsets and cytokines in 38 patients (20 carrying JAK2((V617F)),13 exon-9 CALR mutation and 5 triple negative)...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123522/transcriptome-analysis-of-circulating-immune-cell-subsets-highlight-the-role-of-monocytes-in-zaire-ebola-virus-makona-pathogenesis
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Andrea R Menicucci, Krista Versteeg, Courtney Woolsey, Chad E Mire, Joan B Geisbert, Robert W Cross, Krystle N Agans, Allen Jankeel, Thomas W Geisbert, Ilhem Messaoudi
Existing models of Ebola virus disease (EVD) suggest antigen-presenting cells are initial targets of Zaire ebolavirus (ZEBOV). In vitro studies have shown that ZEBOV infection of monocytes and macrophages results in the production of inflammatory mediators, which may cause lymphocyte apoptosis. However, these findings have not been corroborated by in vivo studies. In this study, we report the first longitudinal analysis of transcriptional changes in purified monocytes, T-cells, and B-cells isolated from cynomolgus macaques following infection with ZEBOV-Makona...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123518/human-primary-macrophages-derived-in-vitro-from-circulating-monocytes-comprise-adherent-and-non-adherent-subsets-with-differential-expression-of-siglec-1-and-cd4-and-permissiveness-to-hiv-1-infection
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Ousman Jobe, Jiae Kim, Eric Tycksen, Sayali Onkar, Nelson L Michael, Carl R Alving, Mangala Rao
Macrophages are a major target for human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infection. However, macrophages are largely heterogeneous and may exhibit differences in permissiveness to HIV-1 infection. This study highlights the interplay of macrophage heterogeneity in HIV-1 pathogenesis. We show that monocyte-derived macrophages (MDMs) could be divided into two distinct subsets: CD14(+)Siglec-1(hi)CD4(+) (non-adherent MDM) and CD14(+)Siglec-1(Lo)CD4(-) (adherent MDM). The CD14(+)Siglec-1(hi)CD4(+)MDM subset represented the smaller proportion in the macrophage pool, and varied among different donors...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118064/leukocyte-counts-based-on-dna-methylation-at-individual-cytosines
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Joana Frobel, Tanja Božić, Michael Lenz, Peter Uciechowski, Yang Han, Reinhild Herwartz, Klaus Strathmann, Susanne Isfort, Jens Panse, André Esser, Carina Birkhofer, Uwe Gerstenmaier, Thomas Kraus, Lothar Rink, Steffen Koschmieder, Wolfgang Wagner
BACKGROUND: White blood cell counts are routinely measured with automated hematology analyzers, by flow cytometry, or by manual counting. Here, we introduce an alternative approach based on DNA methylation (DNAm) at individual CG dinucleotides (CpGs). METHODS: We identified candidate CpGs that were nonmethylated in specific leukocyte subsets. DNAm levels (ranging from 0% to 100%) were analyzed by pyrosequencing and implemented into deconvolution algorithms to determine the relative composition of leukocytes...
November 8, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116124/monocytes-from-patients-with-primary-ciliary-dyskinesia-show-enhanced-inflammatory-properties-and-produce-higher-levels-of-pro-inflammatory-cytokines
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M Cockx, M Gouwy, P Ruytinx, I Lodewijckx, A Van Hout, S Knoops, N Pörtner, I Ronsse, L Vanbrabant, V Godding, K De Boeck, J Van Damme, M Boon, S Struyf
Patients with Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD) suffer from recurrent upper and lower airway infections due to defects in the cilia present on the respiratory epithelium. Since chronic inflammatory conditions can cause changes in innate immune responses, we investigated whether monocytes isolated from the peripheral blood of pediatric PCD patients respond differently to inflammatory stimuli, compared to monocytes from healthy children and adults. The receptor for C5a (C5aR) was upregulated in PCD, whereas expression levels of the leukocyte chemoattractant receptors CCR1, CCR2, CCR5, BLT1 and FPR1 on PCD monocytes were similar to those on monocytes from healthy individuals...
November 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112629/maximal-exercise-alters-the-inflammatory-phenotype-and-response-of-mononuclear-cells
#15
Aaron L Slusher, Tiffany M Zúñiga, Edmund O Acevedo
PURPOSE: Monocytes express the CD14 receptor that facilitates lipopolysaccharide (LPS) ligation to toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) to elicit production of interleukin (IL)-6, IL-10, and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α). However, pro-inflammatory conditions, such as strenuous exercise, increase the percentage of monocytes expressing CD16, a receptor that enhances LPS stimulated TNF-α production. Therefore, we examined whether maximal treadmill exercise would alter the inflammatory phenotype of classical (CD14/CD16) and pro-inflammatory monocytes (intermediate [CD14/CD16] and non-classical [CD14/CD16]), evidenced by changes in TLR4, CD14, and CD16 receptor expression, and their inflammatory response to ex vivo LPS stimulation...
November 6, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111158/non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-induces-transient-changes-within-the-liver-macrophage-pool
#16
Lindsey Devisscher, Charlotte L Scott, Sander Lefere, Sarah Raevens, Eliene Bogaerts, Annelies Paridaens, Xavier Verhelst, Anja Geerts, Martin Guilliams, Hans Van Vlierberghe
Kupffer cells (KCs) and monocyte-derived macrophages are implicated in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) pathogenesis but their functions remain unclear due to the lack of specific markers to distinguish between the different cell types. Additionally, it is unclear if multiple subsets of KCs are present during NASH. Here, we characterized the liver macrophage subsets during methionine/choline deficient (MCD) diet-induced NASH and recovery. We observed a significant reduced contribution of Ly6C(lo)Clec4F(+)Tim4(+)KCs to the hepatic macrophage pool in MCD fed mice, which normalized during recovery...
October 16, 2017: Cellular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109731/gm-csf-monocyte-derived-cells-and-langerhans-cells-as-part-of-the-dendritic-cell-family
#17
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Manfred B Lutz, Herbert Strobl, Gerold Schuler, Nikolaus Romani
Dendritic cells (DCs) and macrophages (Mph) share many characteristics as components of the innate immune system. The criteria to classify the multitude of subsets within the mononuclear phagocyte system are currently phenotype, ontogeny, transcription patterns, epigenetic adaptations, and function. More recently, ontogenetic, transcriptional, and proteomic research approaches uncovered major developmental differences between Flt3L-dependent conventional DCs as compared with Mphs and monocyte-derived DCs (MoDCs), the latter mainly generated in vitro from murine bone marrow-derived DCs (BM-DCs) or human CD14(+) peripheral blood monocytes...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109719/phenotypic-characterization-of-human-monocytes-following-macronutrient-intake-in-healthy-humans
#18
Awad Alshahrani, Abdalmalik Bin Khunayfir, Mohammed Al Rayih, Hasan Al Sayed, Abdullah Alsadoon, Mohammed Al Dubayee, Mahmoud Zahra, Yousof Alrumayyan, Maha Al Zayer, Amre Nasr, Ahmad Aljada
Background: Three subsets of human monocytes in circulation have been identified and their characterization is still ill-defined. Although glucose and lipid intakes have been demonstrated to exert pro-inflammatory effects on mononuclear cells (MNCs) of healthy subjects, characterization of monocytes phenotypes following macronutrient (glucose, protein, and lipid) intake in humans remains to be determined. Methods: Thirty-six healthy, normal weight volunteers were recruited in the study...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107846/relevance-of-raised-cerebrospinal-fluid-monocyte-levels-in-patients-with-frontotemporal-dementia
#19
Matthias Pawlowski, Gero Lueg, Catharina C Gross, Andreas Johnen, Julia Krämer, Matthias Weckesser, Heinz Wiendl, Sven G Meuth, Thomas Duning
Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is a heterogeneous neurodegenerative disorder. The contribution of the immune system to its pathogenesis remains incompletely understood. In this study, we performed comprehensive immune cell profiling in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and peripheral blood of patients with FTD. Thirty-two patients with behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia and 25 patients with primary progressive aphasia were included and compared to 14 healthy elderly controls. All patients underwent neuropsychological examination, magnetic resonance imaging, voxel-based diffusion tensor imaging, and peripheral blood and CSF immune cell profiling by multiparameter flow cytometry...
October 13, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104540/oral-supplementation-with-baker-s-yeast-beta-glucan-is-associated-with-altered-monocytes-t-cells-and-cytokines-following-a-bout-of-strenuous-exercise
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Brian K McFarlin, Adam S Venable, Katie C Carpenter, Andrea L Henning, Stephan Ogenstad
Exercise and physical labor in extreme environmental conditions causes transient decreases in immune cell and cytokine concentrations, likely increasing the susceptibility to opportunistic infection. Baker's yeast beta glucan (BYBG) has been previously demonstrated to be an effective countermeasure in athletes, but its effectiveness in individuals of average fitness under similar physical stress is unknown. The purpose of this study was to determine if 10 days of oral supplementation with BYBG could modify previously observed suppression of monocytes, T cells, circulating and whole blood LPS-stimulated cytokines due to strenuous exercise...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
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