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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830097/histoplasmosis-induced-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-in-an-adult-patient-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Ramona Vesna Untanu, Syed Akbar, Stephen Graziano, Neerja Vajpayee
Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is an aggressive and life-threating immune dysregulation syndrome characterized by persistent activation of the mononuclear phagocytic system leading to uncontrolled systemic hyperinflammatory response. The proliferation and activation of histiocytes and lymphocytes lead to production of large amounts of cytokines, also called cytokine storm. Hematopoietic and lymphoid tissues are directly involved while other organs are damaged by circulating cytokines. Primary HLH is attributed to genetic defects of the immune system and secondary HLH is usually seen in adults secondary to malignancy, infection, or autoimmune diseases...
2016: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829372/identification-of-mycobacterium-avium-subsp-hominissuis-secreted-proteins-using-an-in-vitro-system-mimicking-the-phagosomal-environment
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Jessica J Chinison, Lia Danelishvili, Rashmi Gupta, Sasha J Rose, Lmar M Babrak, Luiz E Bermudez
BACKGROUND: Mycobacterium avium subsp. hominissuis is a common intracellular pathogen that infects patients with HIV/AIDS and cause lung infection in patients with underlying lung pathology. M.avium preferably infects macrophages and uses diverse mechanisms to alter phagosome maturation. Once in the macrophage, the pathogen can alter the host cellular defenses by secreting proteins into the cytosol of host cells, but despite considerable research, only a few secreted effector proteins have been identified...
November 9, 2016: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827374/microbiota-induces-tonic-ccl2-systemic-levels-that-control-pdc-trafficking-in-steady-state
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M Swiecki, H L Miller, R Sesti-Costa, M Cella, S Gilfillan, M Colonna
Plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDCs) detect viruses initiating antiviral type I interferon responses. The microbiota is known to shape immune responses, but whether it influences pDC homeostasis and/or function is poorly understood. By comparing pDCs in germ-free and specific pathogen-free mice, we found that the microbiota supports homeostatic trafficking by eliciting constitutive levels of the chemokine CCL2 that engages CCR2. Mononuclear phagocytes were required for tonic CCL2 levels. CCL2 was particularly important for trafficking of a CCR2(hi) subset of pDCs that produced proinflammatory cytokines and was prone to apoptosis...
November 9, 2016: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814941/deleting-an-nr4a1-super-enhancer-subdomain-ablates-ly6c-low-monocytes-while-preserving-macrophage-gene-function
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Graham D Thomas, Richard N Hanna, Neelakatan T Vasudevan, Anouk A Hamers, Casey E Romanoski, Sara McArdle, Kevin D Ross, Amy Blatchley, Deborah Yoakum, Bruce A Hamilton, Zbigniew Mikulski, Mukesh K Jain, Christopher K Glass, Catherine C Hedrick
Mononuclear phagocytes are a heterogeneous family that occupy all tissues and assume numerous roles to support tissue function and systemic homeostasis. Our ability to dissect the roles of individual subsets is limited by a lack of technologies that ablate gene function within specific mononuclear phagocyte sub-populations. Using Nr4a1-dependent Ly6C(low) monocytes, we present a proof-of-principle approach that addresses these limitations. Combining ChIP-seq and molecular approaches we identified a single, conserved, sub-domain within the Nr4a1 enhancer that was essential for Ly6C(low) monocyte development...
November 15, 2016: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780020/murine-monocytes-origins-subsets-fates-and-functions
#5
Alexander Mildner, Goran Marinkovic, Steffen Jung
Monocytes are short-lived mononuclear phagocytes that circulate in the bloodstream and comprise two main subpopulations that in the mouse are best defined by the Ly6C marker. Intravascular functions of "classical" Ly6C+ monocytes and their interactions with other lymphoid and myeloid leukocytes in the circulation remain poorly understood. Rather, these cells are known to efficiently extravasate into tissues. Indeed, Ly6C+ monocytes and their descendants have emerged as a third, highly plastic and dynamic cellular system that complements the two classical, tissue-resident mononuclear phagocyte compartments, i...
October 2016: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780016/monocyte-macrophage-and-dendritic-cell-development-the-human-perspective
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Matthew Collin, Venetia Bigley
The maintenance of monocytes, macrophages, and dendritic cells (DCs) involves manifold pathways of ontogeny and homeostasis that have been the subject of intense study in recent years. The concept of a peripheral mononuclear phagocyte system continually renewed by blood-borne monocytes has been modified to include specialized DC pathways of development that do not involve monocytes, and longevity through self-renewal of tissue macrophages. The study of development remains difficult owing to the plasticity of phenotypes and misconceptions about the fundamental structure of hematopoiesis...
October 2016: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777575/activation-of-human-complement-system-by-dextran-coated-iron-oxide-nanoparticles-is-not-affected-by-dextran-fe-ratio-hydroxyl-modifications-and-crosslinking
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Guankui Wang, Fangfang Chen, Nirmal K Banda, V Michael Holers, LinPing Wu, S Moein Moghimi, Dmitri Simberg
While having tremendous potential as therapeutic and imaging tools, the clinical use of engineered nanoparticles has been associated with serious safety concerns. Activation of the complement cascade and the release of proinflammatory factors C3a and C5a may contribute to infusion-related reactions, whereas opsonization with C3 fragments promotes rapid recognition and clearance of nanomaterials by mononuclear phagocytes. We used dextran-coated superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIO), which are potent activators of the complement system, to study the role of nanoparticle surface chemistry in inciting complement in human serum...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776109/sall1-is-a-transcriptional-regulator-defining-microglia-identity-and-function
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Anne Buttgereit, Iva Lelios, Xueyang Yu, Melissa Vrohlings, Natalie R Krakoski, Emmanuel L Gautier, Ryuichi Nishinakamura, Burkhard Becher, Melanie Greter
Microglia are the resident macrophages of the central nervous system (CNS). Gene expression profiling has identified Sall1, which encodes a transcriptional regulator, as a microglial signature gene. We found that Sall1 was expressed by microglia but not by other members of the mononuclear phagocyte system or by other CNS-resident cells. Using Sall1 for microglia-specific gene targeting, we found that the cytokine receptor CSF1R was involved in the maintenance of adult microglia and that the receptor for the cytokine TGF-β suppressed activation of microglia...
December 2016: Nature Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769524/dynamic-acquisition-of-htlv-1-tax-protein-by-mononuclear-phagocytes-role-in-neurologic-disease
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Eiji Matsuura, Yoshimi Enose-Akahata, Karen Yao, Unsong Oh, Yuetsu Tanaka, Hiroshi Takashima, Steven Jacobson
Pathology of HTLV-1 associated myelopathy/Tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP) is believed to be the result of "bystander damage" involving effector CD8 (+) T lymphocytes (CTLs) killing of virus infected cells. But the specific cellular events leading up to tissue injury are still unclear. Here, we developed the Microscopy Imaging of Cytotoxic T lymphocyte assay with Fluorescence emission (MI-CaFé), an optimized visualization analysis to explore the interactions between CTLs and virus infected or viral antigen presenting target cells...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27764236/phenotype-and-function-of-cd209-bovine-blood-dendritic-cells-monocyte-derived-dendritic-cells-and-monocyte-derived-macrophages
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Kun Taek Park, Mahmoud M ElNaggar, Gaber S Abdellrazeq, John P Bannantine, Victoria Mack, Lindsay M Fry, William C Davis
Phylogenic comparisons of the mononuclear phagocyte system (MPS) of humans and mice demonstrate phenotypic divergence of dendritic cell (DC) subsets that play similar roles in innate and adaptive immunity. Although differing in phenotype, DC can be classified into four groups according to ontogeny and function: conventional DC (cDC1 and cDC2), plasmacytoid DC (pDC), and monocyte derived DC (MoDC). DC of Artiodactyla (pigs and ruminants) can also be sub-classified using this system, allowing direct functional and phenotypic comparison of MoDC and other DC subsets trafficking in blood (bDC)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760337/functions-of-murine-dendritic-cells
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REVIEW
Vivek Durai, Kenneth M Murphy
Dendritic cells (DCs) play critical roles in activating innate immune cells and initiating adaptive immune responses. The functions of DCs were originally obscured by their overlap with other mononuclear phagocytes, but new mouse models have allowed for the selective ablation of subsets of DCs and have helped to identify their non-redundant roles in the immune system. These tools have elucidated the functions of DCs in host defense against pathogens, autoimmunity, and cancer. This review will describe the mouse models generated to interrogate the role of DCs and will discuss how their use has progressively clarified our understanding of the unique functions of DC subsets...
October 18, 2016: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27748999/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-evaluation-of-pegylated-layer-by-layer-polyelectrolyte-coated-paclitaxel-nanocrystals
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Anna Polomska, Marc A Gauthier, Jean-Christophe Leroux
Drug nanocrystals (NCs) are colloidal dispersions composed almost entirely of drug. As such, there is substantial interest in targeting them to diseased tissues, where they can locally deliver high doses of the therapeutic. However, because of their uncontrolled dissolution characteristics in vivo and uptake by the monomolecular phagocyte system, achieving tumor accumulation is challenging. To address these issues, a layer-by-layer approach is adopted to coat paclitaxel NCs with alternating layers of oppositely charged polyelectrolytes, using a PEGylated copolymer as the top layer...
October 17, 2016: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27741499/in%C3%A2-vivo-biodistribution-and-toxicity-assessment-of-triplet-triplet-annihilation-based-upconversion-nanocapsules
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Bo Tian, Qiuhong Wang, Qianqian Su, Wei Feng, Fuyou Li
Triplet-triplet annihilation (TTA)-based upconversion nanocapsules (UCNCs) have great potential in biological and medical applications. However, there are numerous unresolved issues with respect to the safety of these novel nanomaterials. In this work, for the first time, we studied the in vivo biodistribution of UCNCs which were synthesized by co-loading platinum (II)-tetraphenyl-tetrabenzoporphyrin (PtTPBP) and boron dipyrromethene derivative (BDP) into bovine serum albumin (BSA)-stabilized soybean oil droplets, and systematically assessed the potential toxicity of UCNCs both in vitro and in vivo...
October 8, 2016: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27720926/profiling-the-relationship-between-tumor-associated-macrophages-and-pharmacokinetics-of-liposomal-agents-in-preclinical-murine-models
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Andrew T Lucas, Taylor F White, Allison M Deal, Leah B Herity, Gina Song, Charlene M Santos, William C Zamboni
The mononuclear phagocyte system (MPS) has previously been shown to significantly affect the clearance, tumor delivery, and efficacy of nanoparticles (NPs). This study profiled MPS cell infiltration in murine preclinical tumor models and evaluated how these differences may affect tumor disposition of PEGylated liposomal doxorubicin (PLD) in models sensitive and resistant to PLD. Significant differences in MPS presence existed between tumor types (e.g. ovarian versus endometrial), cell lines within the same tumor type, and location of tumor implantation (i...
October 5, 2016: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27704165/the-teto-rat-as-a-new-translational-model-for-type-2-diabetic-retinopathy-by-inducible-insulin-receptor-knockdown
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Nadine Reichhart, Sergio Crespo-Garcia, Nadine Haase, Michaela Golic, Sergej Skosyrski, Anne Rübsam, Christina Herrspiegel, Norbert Kociok, Natalia Alenina, Michael Bader, Ralf Dechend, Olaf Strauss, Antonia M Joussen
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Although the renin-angiotensin system plays an important role in the progression of diabetic retinopathy, its influence therein has not been systematically evaluated. Here we test the suitability of a new translational model of diabetic retinopathy, the TetO rat, for addressing the role of angiotensin-II receptor 1 (AT1) blockade in experimental diabetic retinopathy. METHODS: Diabetes was induced by tetracycline-inducible small hairpin RNA (shRNA) knockdown of the insulin receptor in rats, generating TetO rats...
January 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27694495/cd4-transgenic-zebrafish-reveal-tissue-resident-th2-and-regulatory-t-cell-like-populations-and-diverse-mononuclear-phagocytes
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Christopher T Dee, Raghavendar T Nagaraju, Emmanouil I Athanasiadis, Caroline Gray, Laura Fernandez Del Ama, Simon A Johnston, Christopher J Secombes, Ana Cvejic, Adam F L Hurlstone
CD4(+) T cells are at the nexus of the innate and adaptive arms of the immune system. However, little is known about the evolutionary history of CD4(+) T cells, and it is unclear whether their differentiation into specialized subsets is conserved in early vertebrates. In this study, we have created transgenic zebrafish with vibrantly labeled CD4(+) cells allowing us to scrutinize the development and specialization of teleost CD4(+) leukocytes in vivo. We provide further evidence that CD4(+) macrophages have an ancient origin and had already emerged in bony fish...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27671967/the-battlefield-in-the-war-against-attaching-and-effacing-bacterial-pathogens-monocytes-macrophages-and-dendritic-cells-in-action
#17
Lionel F Poulin, Mathias Chamaillard
The recent adoption of a unified nomenclature for the mononuclear phagocyte system has already led to the generation of novel strategies for specifically depleting a single subset of phagocytes in the presence of intact lymphoid structures. Herein, we provide a detailed description of how the various types of tissue phagocyte orchestrate the host's defense against enteric bacterial infections. From a bench-to-bedside perspective, we expect that this paradigm will accelerate the development of novel adjuvants and vaccines in human and veterinary microbiology...
September 20, 2016: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27636322/self-assemblies-of-5-cholesteryl-ethyl-phosphoryl-zidovudine
#18
Lina Du, Junwei Jia, Pingju Ge, Yiguang Jin
Anti-HIV prodrugs are recently focused on due to their ability of self-assembly, macrophage targeting, and enhanced antiviral effects. Here, an amphiphilic prodrug of zidovudine, an anti-HIV nucleoside analogue, 5'-cholesteryl-ethyl-phosphoryl zidovudine (CEPZ) was synthesized. CEPZ showed some unique physicochemical properties. The solubility of CEPZ in the noncompetitive solvents chloroform and tetrahydrofuran (THF) was very high based on the hydrogen bonds between zidovudine groups, though CEPZ was sparing soluble in alcohols and almost insoluble in water...
September 8, 2016: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27557596/iron-deficiency-or-anemia-of-inflammation-differential-diagnosis-and-mechanisms-of-anemia-of-inflammation
#19
Manfred Nairz, Igor Theurl, Dominik Wolf, Günter Weiss
Iron deficiency and immune activation are the two most frequent causes of anemia, both of which are based on disturbances of iron homeostasis. Iron deficiency anemia results from a reduction of the body's iron content due to blood loss, inadequate dietary iron intake, its malabsorption, or increased iron demand. Immune activation drives a diversion of iron fluxes from the erythropoietic bone marrow, where hemoglobinization takes place, to storage sites, particularly the mononuclear phagocytes system in liver and spleen...
October 2016: Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27550090/functions-of-interleukin-34-and-its-emerging-association-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
#20
REVIEW
Ren-Peng Zhou, Xiao-Shan Wu, Ya-Ya Xie, Bei-Bei Dai, Wei Hu, Jin-Fang Ge, Fei-Hu Chen
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a systemic autoimmune disease characterized by chronic, synovial inflammation affecting multiple joints, finally leading to extra-articular lesions for which limited effective treatment options are currently available. Interleukin-34 (IL-34), recently discovered as the second colony-stimulating factor-1 receptor (CSF-1R) ligand, is a newly discovered cytokine. Accumulating evidence has disclosed crucial roles of IL-34 in the proliferation and differentiation of mononuclear phagocyte lineage cells, osteoclastogenesis and inflammation...
December 2016: Immunology
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