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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742871/comprehensive-immune-profiling-reveals-substantial-immune-system-alterations-in-a-subset-of-patients-with-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
#1
Michael P Gustafson, Nathan P Staff, Svetlana Bornschlegl, Greg W Butler, Mary L Maas, Mohamed Kazamel, Adeel Zubair, Dennis A Gastineau, Anthony J Windebank, Allan B Dietz
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal neurodegenerative disease with a median lifespan of 2-3 years after diagnosis. There are few meaningful treatments that alter progression in this disease. Preclinical and clinical studies have demonstrated that neuroinflammation may play a key role in the progression rate of ALS. Despite this, there are no validated biomarkers of neuroinflammation for use in clinical practice or clinical trials. Biomarkers of neuroinflammation could improve patient management, provide new therapeutic targets, and possibly help stratify clinical trial selection and monitoring...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738836/metabolism-associated-danger-signal-induced-immune-response-and-reverse-immune-checkpoint-activated-cd40-monocyte-differentiation
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REVIEW
Jin Dai, Pu Fang, Jason Saredy, Hang Xi, Cueto Ramon, William Yang, Eric T Choi, Yong Ji, Wei Mao, Xiaofeng Yang, Hong Wang
Adaptive immunity is critical for disease progression and modulates T cell (TC) and antigen-presenting cell (APC) functions. Three signals were initially proposed for adaptive immune activation: signal 1 antigen recognition, signal 2 co-stimulation or co-inhibition, and signal 3 cytokine stimulation. In this article, we propose to term signal 2 as an immune checkpoint, which describes interactions of paired molecules leading to stimulation (stimulatory immune checkpoint) or inhibition (inhibitory immune checkpoint) of an immune response...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736271/b-cells-and-their-cytokine-activities-implications-in-human-diseases
#3
Simon Fillatreau
B cells are the only cell type that can give rise to antibody-producing cells, and the only cell type whose selective depletion can, today, lead to an improvement of a wide range of immune-mediated inflammatory diseases, including disorders not primarily driven by autoantibodies. Here, I discuss this paradoxical observation, and propose that the capacity of B cells to act as cytokine-producing cells explains how they can control monocyte activity and subsequently disease pathogenesis. Together with current data on the effect of anti-CD20 B cell-depleting reagents in the clinic, this novel knowledge on B cell heterogeneity opens the way for novel safer and more efficient strategies to target B cells...
July 20, 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731458/flow-cytometry-based-monocyte-subset-analysis-accurately-distinguishes-chronic-myelomonocytic-leukemia-from-myeloproliferative-neoplasms-with-associated-monocytosis
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M M Patnaik, M M Timm, R Vallapureddy, T L Lasho, R P Ketterling, N Gangat, M Shi, A Tefferi, E Solary, K K Reichard, D Jevremovic
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 21, 2017: Blood Cancer Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724774/histopathology-of-veins-obtained-at-hemodialysis-arteriovenous-fistula-creation-surgery
#5
Charles E Alpers, Peter B Imrey, Kelly L Hudkins, Tomasz A Wietecha, Milena Radeva, Michael Allon, Alfred K Cheung, Laura M Dember, Prabir Roy-Chaudhury, Yan-Ting Shiu, Christi M Terry, Alik Farber, Gerald J Beck, Harold I Feldman, John W Kusek, Jonathan Himmelfarb
Stenosis from venous neointimal hyperplasia is common in native arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs). However, the preexisting histologic characteristics of veins at fistula creation, and associations thereof with baseline patient factors, have not been well characterized. In this study, we conducted histologic analysis of a segment of the vein used for anastomosis creation, obtained during AVF creation from 554 of the 602 participants in the multicenter Hemodialysis Fistula Maturation Cohort Study. We quantified intimal and medial areas and lengths of the internal and external elastic lamina by morphometry and assessed venous wall cells by immunohistochemistry, extracellular matrix with Movat stain, and calcium deposition by alizarin red stain...
July 19, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723558/dendritic-cell-lineage-potential-in-human-early-hematopoietic-progenitors
#6
Julie Helft, Fernando Anjos-Afonso, Annemarthe G van der Veen, Probir Chakravarty, Dominique Bonnet, Caetano Reis E Sousa
Conventional dendritic cells (cDCs) are thought to descend from a DC precursor downstream of the common myeloid progenitor (CMP). However, a mouse lymphoid-primed multipotent progenitor has been shown to generate cDCs following a DC-specific developmental pathway independent of monocyte and granulocyte poiesis. Similarly, here we show that, in humans, a large fraction of multipotent lymphoid early progenitors (MLPs) gives rise to cDCs, in particular the subset known as cDC1, identified by co-expression of DNGR-1 (CLEC9A) and CD141 (BDCA-3)...
July 18, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720687/transcriptional-profiling-reveals-functional-dichotomy-between-human-slan-non-classical-monocytes-and-myeloid-dendritic-cells
#7
Nathalie van Leeuwen-Kerkhoff, Kristina Lundberg, Theresia M Westers, Shahram Kordasti, Hetty J Bontkes, Tanja D de Gruijl, Malin Lindstedt, Arjan A van de Loosdrecht
Human 6-sulfo LacNac-positive (slan(+)) cells have been subject to a paradigm debate. They have previously been classified as a distinct dendritic cell (DC) subset. However, evidence has emerged that they may be more related to monocytes than to DCs. To gain deeper insight into the functional specialization of slan(+) cells, we have compared them with both conventional myeloid DC subsets (CD1c(+) and CD141(+)) in human peripheral blood (PB). With the use of genome-wide transcriptional profiling, as well as functional tests, we clearly show that slan(+) cells form a distinct, non-DC-like population...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719147/human-immunology-studies-using-organ-donors-impact-of-clinical-variations-on-immune-parameters-in-tissues-and-circulation
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D J Carpenter, T Granot, N Matsuoka, T Senda, B V Kumar, J J C Thome, C L Gordon, M Miron, J Weiner, T Connors, H Lerner, A Friedman, T Kato, A D Griesemer, D L Farber
Organ donors are sources of physiologically healthy organs and tissues for life-saving transplantation, and have been recently used for human immunology studies which are typically confined to the sampling of peripheral blood. Donors comprise a diverse population with different causes of death and clinical outcomes during hospitalization, and the effects of such variations on immune parameters in blood and tissues are not known. We present here coordinate analyses of innate and adaptive immune components in blood, lymphoid (bone marrow, spleen, lymph nodes), and mucosal (lungs, intestines) sites from a population of brain-dead organ donors (3-months-93-years; n=291) across eight clinical parameters...
July 18, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718199/the-clec12a-receptor-marks-human-basophils-potential-implications-for-minimal-residual-disease-detection-in-myeloid-malignancies
#9
Marie Toft-Petersen, Anne Stidsholt Roug, Trine Plesner, Lene Ebbesen, Gordon D Brown, Line Nederby
BACKGROUND: The transmembrane receptor C-type lectin domain family 12, member A (CLEC12A) is known to be highly expressed on monocytes and neutrophils and is a reliable leukemia associated marker in acute myeloid leukemia. Consequently, detailed knowledge of the various normal cell types expressing this receptor is essential. We have observed CLEC12A to be expressed on CD45lowSSClowCD14-CD123+ basophils in peripheral blood (PB) and in the present study, we aimed at verifying this observation and further delineate the CD45lowSSClowCD14-CD123+CLEC12A+ subpopulation...
July 17, 2017: Cytometry. Part B, Clinical Cytometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712405/-changes-of-monocyte-and-monocyte-platelet-aggregates-in-different-subgroups-of-thrombotic-events-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-during-pci
#10
Sheng Wang, Cuifang Sun, Wang Liao, Zhongwei Wu, Yudai Wang, Xiuxian Huang, Sijia Lu, Xiaoli Dong, Fujie Shuai, Bin Li
Objective To investigate the impact of thrombotic events on the alterations of monocyte and monocyte-platelet aggregates (MPAs) in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Methods Blood was collected before PCI for flow cytometry. Monocyte subsets and MPAs were detected by four-color platform (CDl4-APC, CDl6-PE-Cy7, CD86-PE and CD41-Alexa Fluor(R)488). According to the expression of the platelet surface marker CD41, the number of monocyte subsets and MPAs was analyzed using the fluorescent microspheres of absolute counting tube...
July 2017: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706969/quantitative-analysis-of-immune-cell-subset-infiltration-of-supraspinatus-muscle-after-severe-rotator-cuff-injury
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J R Krieger, L E Tellier, M T Ollukaren, J S Temenoff, E A Botchwey
Rotator cuff tears cause muscle degeneration that is characterized by myofiber atrophy, fatty infiltration, and fibrosis and is minimally responsive to current treatment options. The underlying pathogenesis of rotator cuff muscle degeneration remains to be elucidated, and increasing evidence implicates immune cell infiltration as a significant factor. Because immune cells are comprised of highly heterogeneous subpopulations that exert divergent effects on injured tissue, understanding trafficking and accumulation of immune subpopulations may hold the key to more effective therapies...
June 2017: Regenerative Engineering and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696344/hiv-and-obesity-comorbidity-increase-interleukin-6-but-not-soluble-cd14-or-d-dimer
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Barbara S Taylor, Kaku So-Armah, Janet P Tate, Vincent C Marconi, John R Koethe, Roger J Bedimo, Adeel A Butt, Cynthia L Gibert, Matthew B Goetz, Maria C Rodriguez-Barradas, Julie A Womack, Mariana Gerschenson, Vincent Lo Re, David Rimland, Michael T Yin, David Leaf, Russell P Tracy, Amy C Justice, Matthew S Freiberg
OBJECTIVES: Obesity prevalence among people living with HIV (HIV+) is rising. HIV and obesity are proinflammatory states, but their combined effect on inflammation (measured by interleukin 6, IL-6), altered coagulation (D-dimer), and monocyte activation (soluble CD14, sCD14) is unknown. We hypothesized inflammation increases when obesity and HIV infection co-occur. METHODS: The Veterans Aging Cohort Study survey cohort is a prospective, observational study of predominantly male HIV+ veterans and veterans uninfected with HIV; a subset provided blood samples...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696256/a-novel-subset-of-anti-inflammatory-cd138-macrophages-is-deficient-in-mice-with-experimental-lupus
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Shuhong Han, Haoyang Zhuang, Stepan Shumyak, Jingfan Wu, Hui Li, Li-Jun Yang, Westley H Reeves
Dead cells accumulating in the tissues may contribute to chronic inflammation. We examined the cause of impaired apoptotic cell clearance in human and murine lupus. Dead cells accumulated in bone marrow from lupus patients but not from nonautoimmune patients undergoing myeloablation, where they were efficiently removed by macrophages (MΦ). Impaired apoptotic cell uptake by MΦ also was seen in mice treated i.p. with pristane (develop lupus) but not mineral oil (MO) (do not develop lupus). The inflammatory response to both pristane and MO rapidly depleted resident (Tim4(+)) large peritoneal MΦ...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696254/human-monocyte-subsets-are-transcriptionally-and-functionally-altered-in-aging-in-response-to-pattern-recognition-receptor-agonists
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Talibah U Metcalf, Peter A Wilkinson, Mark J Cameron, Khader Ghneim, Cindy Chiang, Anne M Wertheimer, John B Hiscott, Janko Nikolich-Zugich, Elias K Haddad
Age-related alterations in immunity have been linked to increased incidence of infections and decreased responses to vaccines in the aging population. Human peripheral blood monocytes are known to promote Ag presentation and antiviral activities; however, the impact of aging on monocyte functions remains an open question. We present an in-depth global analysis examining the impact of aging on classical (CD14(+)CD16(-)), intermediate (CD14(+)CD16(+)), and nonclassical (CD14(dim)CD16(+)) monocytes. Monocytes sorted from nonfrail healthy adults (21-40 y) and old (≥65 y) individuals were analyzed after stimulation with TLR4, TLR7/8, and retinoic acid-inducible gene I agonists...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694168/characterizing-porcine-invariant-natural-killer-t-cells-a-comparative-study-with-nk-cells-and-t-cells
#15
Guan Yang, Bianca L Artiaga, Sarah T Lewis, John P Driver
CD1d-restricted invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cells are innate-like T cells that share phenotypic characteristics of both NK and conventional T cells (Tconv). Although iNKT cells have been well characterized in mice and humans, functional CD1d and CD1d-restricted iNKT cells are not universally expressed in mammals. Swine express iNKT cells that can be detected using α-galactosylceramide (α-GalCer)-loaded CD1d tetramers. In the present study, we characterized iNKT cells from the blood, spleen, lymph node, lung and liver of commercial mixed-breed pigs, and compared their phenotype to NK cells and Tconv...
July 8, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693213/recruitment-of-cd11b-ly6c-monocytes-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-xenografts-challenged-by-anti-vegf-antibody
#16
Xie-Wan Chen, Jian-Guo Sun, Lu-Ping Zhang, Xing-Yun Liao, Rong-Xia Liao
A series of antibodies against vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) have been developed for the treatment of various types of cancer, including non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in recent years. However, tumors frequently demonstrate resistance to these strategies of VEGF inhibition. Efforts to better understand the mechanism underlying the acquired resistance to anti-VEGF antibodies are warranted. In the present study, in order to develop a xenograft model of acquired resistance to anti-VEGF antibody, xenografts of human adenocarcinoma A549 cells were generated through the successive inoculation of tumor tissue explants into first (F1), second (F2) and third (F3) generations of mice treated with the anti-VEGF antibody B20...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689297/estrogen-protects-both-sexes-against-eae-by-promoting-common-regulatory-cell-subtypes-independent-of-endogenous-estrogen
#17
Hilary A Seifert, Gil Benedek, Ha Nguyen, Gail Kent, Arthur A Vandenbark, Halina Offner
Autoimmune diseases including multiple sclerosis predominantly affect females. Although high levels of sex hormones, particularly estrogen (E2), can reduce proinflammatory immune responses, it remains unclear if a lack of endogenous sex hormones might affect treatment with exogenous sex hormones. Pretreatment with E2 almost completely prevents intact female and male mice from developing clinical and histological signs of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) by promoting various regulatory immune cell phenotypes...
July 8, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680853/behavior-of-neutrophil-granulocytes-during-toxoplasma-gondii-infection-in-the-central-nervous-system
#18
Aindrila Biswas, Timothy French, Henning P Düsedau, Nancy Mueller, Monika Riek-Burchardt, Anne Dudeck, Ute Bank, Thomas Schüler, Ildiko Rita Dunay
Cerebral toxoplasmosis is characterized by activation of brain resident cells and recruitment of specific immune cell subsets from the periphery to the central nervous system (CNS). Our studies revealed that the rapidly invaded Ly6G(+) neutrophil granulocytes are an early non-lymphoid source of interferon-gamma (IFN-γ), the cytokine known to be the major mediator of host resistance to Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii). Upon selective depletion of Ly6G(+) neutrophils, we detected reduced IFN-γ production and increased parasite burden in the CNS...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674706/the-effect-of-treatment-of-denture-related-stomatitis-on-peripheral-t-cells-and-monocytes
#19
Joanna Maciąg, Tomasz Mikołajczyk, Paweł Matusik, Daniel Nowakowski, Douglas Robertson, Anna Maciąg, Grzegorz Osmenda, Marta Cześnikiewicz-Guzik
PURPOSE: Systemic immune activation has been recently linked to chronic inflammatory disorders of the oral cavity, particularly to periodontitis. The purpose of this study was to determine whether treatment of a fungus-induced oral inflammation, namely denture-related stomatitis (DRS), can affect the activation of the systemic immune response. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Peripheral blood from patients with denture-related stomatitis caused by Candida albicans infection (n = 15) was collected at three time points: before treatment with nystatin, at the end of therapy and 2 months after finishing therapy...
2017: Oral Health & Preventive Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673565/monocyte-subpopulations-study-in-patients-with-plaque-psoriasis
#20
Mariana Carvalho Costa, Bruno de Oliveira Rocha, Camilla Sampaio Paixão, Maria de Fátima Santos Paim de Oliveira, Lícia Maria Henrique da Mota, Lucas Pedreira de Carvalho
Psoriasis is a chronic and systemic, immune-mediated, inflammatory disease, mainly manifested by skin and / or joints lesions, presenting with a wide degree of clinical severity, but generally with great impact on patients' quality of life. Despite advances in the understanding of its pathogenesis, especially regarding the participation of T-lymphocytes and the key role of TNF, the triggering factor of the disease at the molecular level remains unknown, as well as the function of other cell populations. By presenting antigens to T-lymphocytes, monocytes assume an important role in both innate and adaptive immune response...
July 2017: Medical Hypotheses
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