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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416602/antigen-receptor-galaxy-a-user-friendly-web-based-tool-for-analysis-and-visualization-of-t-and-b-cell-receptor-repertoire-data
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Hanna IJspeert, Pauline A van Schouwenburg, David van Zessen, Ingrid Pico-Knijnenburg, Andrew P Stubbs, Mirjam van der Burg
Antigen Receptor Galaxy (ARGalaxy) is a Web-based tool for analyses and visualization of TCR and BCR sequencing data of 13 species. ARGalaxy consists of four parts: the demultiplex tool, the international ImMunoGeneTics information system (IMGT) concatenate tool, the immune repertoire pipeline, and the somatic hypermutation (SHM) and class switch recombination (CSR) pipeline. Together they allow the analysis of all different aspects of the immune repertoire. All pipelines can be run independently or combined, depending on the available data and the question of interest...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416601/csreport-a-new-computational-tool-designed-for-automatic-analysis-of-class-switch-recombination-junctions-sequenced-by-high-throughput-sequencing
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François Boyer, Hend Boutouil, Iman Dalloul, Zeinab Dalloul, Jeanne Cook-Moreau, Jean-Claude Aldigier, Claire Carrion, Bastien Herve, Erwan Scaon, Michel Cogné, Sophie Péron
B cells ensure humoral immune responses due to the production of Ag-specific memory B cells and Ab-secreting plasma cells. In secondary lymphoid organs, Ag-driven B cell activation induces terminal maturation and Ig isotype class switch (class switch recombination [CSR]). CSR creates a virtually unique IgH locus in every B cell clone by intrachromosomal recombination between two switch (S) regions upstream of each C region gene. Amount and structural features of CSR junctions reveal valuable information about the CSR mechanism, and analysis of CSR junctions is useful in basic and clinical research studies of B cell functions...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407558/cd11b-regulates-antibody-class-switching-via-induction-of-aid
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Seohyun Park, Hyunsub Sim, Hye-In Kim, Daecheol Jeong, Guang Wu, Soo Young Cho, Young Seek Lee, Hyung-Joo Kwon, Keunwook Lee
The integrin CD11b, which is encoded by the integrin subunit alpha M (ITGAM), is primarily expressed on the surface of innate immune cells. Genetic variations in ITGAM are among the strongest risk factors for systemic lupus erythematosus, an autoimmune disease characterized by the presence of autoantibodies. However, the regulatory function of CD11b in the antibody responses remains unclear. Here, we report the induction of CD11b in activated B2 B cells and define its unexpected role in immunoglobulin heavy chain class switch recombination (CSR)...
April 10, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404847/characterization-of-pre-f-gcn4t-a-modified-human-respiratory-syncytial-virus-fusion-protein-stabilized-in-a-non-cleaved-pre-fusion-conformation
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Normand Blais, Martin Gagné, Yoshitomo Hamuro, Patrick Rheault, Martine Boyer, Ann-Muriel Steff, Guy Baudoux, Vincent Dewar, Josée Demers, Jean-Louis Ruelle, Denis Martin
Human respiratory syncytial virus (hRSV) fusion protein (F) is considered a major target of the neutralizing antibody response to hRSV. This glycoprotein undergoes a major structural shift from pre- (pre-F) to post-fusion (post-F) state at the time of virus-host cell membrane fusion. Recent evidences suggest that the pre-F state may be a superior target for neutralizing antibodies than post-F. Therefore, for vaccine purposes, we have designed and characterized a recombinant hRSV F protein, called Pre-F-GCN4t, stabilized in a pre-F conformation...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388279/investigation-of-aid-dicer-and-drosha-expressions-in-patients-with-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
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Metin Yusuf Gelmez, Ender Coskunpinar, Basak Saracoglu, Gunnur Deniz, Melih Aktan
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is the most common leukemia in Western countries. Cytogenetic lesions such as del13q14, del11q22.3, and del17p13 are identified in 50-60% of patients. Activation-induced cytidine deaminase (AID) plays a central role in somatic hyper mutation (SHM) and class switch recombination (CSR) and functions on Ig genes, but also target non-Ig genes, and over-expression of AID can lead to point mutations or translocations in non-Ig genes such as IgH/Myc translocation. Dicer and Drosha, which have a role in activation process of miRNA, also act in a double-strand DNA break (DSB) repair mechanism...
April 7, 2017: Immunological Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373876/il-21-receptor-antagonist-inhibits-differentiation-of-b-cells-toward-plasmablasts-upon-alloantigen-stimulation
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Kitty de Leur, Frank J M F Dor, Marjolein Dieterich, Luc J W van der Laan, Rudi W Hendriks, Carla C Baan
Interaction between T follicular helper (Tfh) cells and B cells is complex and involves various pathways, including the production of IL-21 by the Tfh cells. Secretion of IL-21 results in B cell differentiation toward immunoglobulin-producing plasmablasts. In patients after kidney transplantation, the formation of alloantibodies produced by donor antigen-activated B cells are a major cause of organ failure. In this allogeneic response, the role of IL-21-producing Tfh cells that regulate B cell differentiation is unknown...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369649/functional-anatomy-of-the-immunoglobulin-heavy-chain-3%C3%AE-super-enhancer-needs-not-only-core-enhancer-elements-but-also-their-unique-dna-context
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Sandrine Le Noir, François Boyer, Sandrine Lecardeur, Mylène Brousse, Zeliha Oruc, Jeanne Cook-Moreau, Yves Denizot, Michel Cogné
Cis-regulatory elements feature clustered sites for transcription factors, defining core enhancers and have inter-species homology. The mouse IgH 3΄ regulatory region (3'RR), a major B-cell super-enhancer, consists of four of such core enhancers, scattered throughout more than 25 kb of packaging 'junk DNA', the sequence of which is not conserved but follows a unique palindromic architecture which is conserved in all mammalian species. The 3'RR promotes long-range interactions and potential IgH loops with upstream promoters, controlling class switch recombination (CSR) and somatic hypermutation (SHM)...
March 22, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348271/identification-of-novel-stat6-regulated-proteins-in-mouse-b-cells-by-comparative-transcriptome-and-proteome-analysis
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Lavanya Mokada-Gopal, Alexander Boeser, Christian H K Lehmann, Friedel Drepper, Diana Dudziak, Bettina Warscheid, David Voehringer
The transcription factor STAT6 plays a key role in mediating signaling downstream of the receptors for IL-4 and IL-13. In B cells, STAT6 is required for class switch recombination to IgE and for germinal center formation during type 2 immune responses directed against allergens or helminths. In this study, we compared the transcriptomes and proteomes of primary mouse B cells from wild-type and STAT6-deficient mice cultured for 4 d in the presence or absence of IL-4. Microarray analysis revealed that 214 mRNAs were upregulated and 149 were downregulated >3-fold by IL-4 in a STAT6-dependent manner...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333576/epstein-barr-virus-lytic-reactivation-activates-b-cells-polyclonally-and-induces-activation-induced-cytidine-deaminase-expression-a-mechanism-underlying-autoimmunity-and-its-contribution-to-graves-disease
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Keiko Nagata, Keisuke Kumata, Yuji Nakayama, Yukio Satoh, Hirotsugu Sugihara, Sayuri Hara, Michiko Matsushita, Satoshi Kuwamoto, Masako Kato, Ichiro Murakami, Kazuhiko Hayashi
Graves' disease is an autoimmune disease that results in and is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism, and the reactivation of persisting Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) in B lymphocytes induces the differentiation of host B cells into plasma cells. We previously reported that some EBV-infected B cells had thyrotropin receptor antibodies (TRAbs) as surface immunoglobulins (Igs), and EBV reactivation induced these TRAb+EBV+ cells to produce TRAbs. EBV reactivation induces Ig production from host B cells. The purpose of the present study was to examine total Ig productions from B cell culture fluids and to detect activation-induced cytidine deaminase (AID), nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB), and EBV latent membrane protein (LMP) 1 in culture B cells during EBV reactivation induction and then we discussed the mechanisms of EBV reactivation-induced Ig production in relation to autoimmunity...
April 2017: Viral Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317934/dek-is-required-for-homologous-recombination-repair-of-dna-breaks
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Eric A Smith, Boris Gole, Nicholas A Willis, Rebeca Soria, Linda M Starnes, Eric F Krumpelbeck, Anil G Jegga, Abdullah M Ali, Haihong Guo, Amom R Meetei, Paul R Andreassen, Ferdinand Kappes, Lisa M Privette Vinnedge, Jeremy A Daniel, Ralph Scully, Lisa Wiesmüller, Susanne I Wells
DEK is a highly conserved chromatin-bound protein whose upregulation across cancer types correlates with genotoxic therapy resistance. Loss of DEK induces genome instability and sensitizes cells to DNA double strand breaks (DSBs), suggesting defects in DNA repair. While these DEK-deficiency phenotypes were thought to arise from a moderate attenuation of non-homologous end joining (NHEJ) repair, the role of DEK in DNA repair remains incompletely understood. We present new evidence demonstrating the observed decrease in NHEJ is insufficient to impact immunoglobulin class switching in DEK knockout mice...
March 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301039/bach2-regulates-aid-mediated-immunoglobulin-gene-conversion-and-somatic-hypermutation-in-dt40-b-cells
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Paulina M Budzyńska, Minna K Kyläniemi, Teemu Kallonen, Anni I Soikkeli, Kalle-Pekka Nera, Olli Lassila, Jukka Alinikula
The transcription factor Bach2 is required for germinal centre formation, somatic hypermutation (SHM) and class-switch recombination (CSR) of immunoglobulins. SHM and CSR are initiated by activation-induced cytidine deaminase (AID) which has potential to induce human B cell lymphoma. To understand the role of Bach2 in AID-mediated immunoglobulin gene diversification processes, we established a BACH2-deficient DT40 B cell line. We show that in addition to allowing SHM, Bach2 drives immunoglobulin gene conversion (GCV), another AID-dependent antibody gene diversification process...
March 16, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296964/correction-scaffold-functions-of-14-3-3-adaptors-in-b-cell-immunoglobulin-class-switch-dna-recombination
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Tonika Lam, Lisa M Thomas, Clayton A White, Guideng Li, Egest J Pone, Zhenming Xu, Paolo Casali
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0080414.].
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263097/transcriptional-and-epigenetic-regulation-of-follicular-t-helper-cells-and-their-role-in-autoimmunity
#13
Hong Qiu, Haijing Wu, Vera Chan, Chak-Sing Lau, Qianjin Lu
T-follicular helper (Tfh) cells are a specialized subset of T cells that provide help to B cells and promote the formation of germinal centers (GCs). Tfh cells transmit important signals to B cells that drive class switch recombination, somatic hyper-mutation, the generation of high-affinity antibodies, immunological memory and their differentiation into plasma cells or memory B cells in the GCs. Tfh-cell differentiation is regulated by the coordinated functions of distinct cytokines, including interleukin (IL)-6, IL-21, IL-12, IL-23, IL-2, IL-7 and transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β), as well as transcription factors, including B-cell lymphoma 6 protein (Bcl-6), Signal transducers and activators of transcription (STAT)1, STAT3, STAT4, B-cell activating transcription factor (Batf), interferon regulatory factor 4 (IRF4), v-maf avian musculoaponeurotic fibrosarcoma oncogene homolog (C-Maf), T-cell-specific transcription factor 1 (TCF-1) and Achaete-scute homolog 2 (Acl2), which have been shown to form a complex transcriptional network...
March 2017: Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251349/prognostic-significance-of-interferon-regulating-factor-4-irf4-in-node-negative-breast-cancer
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Anne-Sophie Heimes, K Madjar, K Edlund, M J Battista, K Almstedt, S Gebhard, S Foersch, J Rahnenführer, W Brenner, A Hasenburg, J G Hengstler, M Schmidt
PURPOSE: The transcription factor IRF4 regulates immunoglobulin class switch recombination as well as plasma cell differentiation. We examined the prognostic significance of IRF4 expression in node-negative breast cancer (BC). METHODS: IRF4 expression was evaluated by immunostaining in a cohort of 197 node-negative BC patients not treated in adjuvant setting, referred to as Mainz cohort. The prognostic significance of immunohistochemically determined IRF4 expression for metastasis-free survival (MFS) was examined by Kaplan-Meier survival analysis as well as univariate and multivariate Cox analysis adjusted for age, pT stage, histological grade, ER, and HER2 status...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241136/tirr-regulates-53bp1-by-masking-its-histone-methyl-lysine-binding-function
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Pascal Drané, Marie-Eve Brault, Gaofeng Cui, Khyati Meghani, Shweta Chaubey, Alexandre Detappe, Nishita Parnandi, Yizhou He, Xiao-Feng Zheng, Maria Victoria Botuyan, Alkmini Kalousi, William T Yewdell, Christian Münch, J Wade Harper, Jayanta Chaudhuri, Evi Soutoglou, Georges Mer, Dipanjan Chowdhury
P53-binding protein 1 (53BP1) is a multi-functional double-strand break repair protein that is essential for class switch recombination in B lymphocytes and for sensitizing BRCA1-deficient tumours to poly-ADP-ribose polymerase-1 (PARP) inhibitors. Central to all 53BP1 activities is its recruitment to double-strand breaks via the interaction of the tandem Tudor domain with dimethylated lysine 20 of histone H4 (H4K20me2). Here we identify an uncharacterized protein, Tudor interacting repair regulator (TIRR), that directly binds the tandem Tudor domain and masks its H4K20me2 binding motif...
March 9, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215280/molecular-mechanisms-of-somatic-hypermutation-and-class-switch-recombination
#16
S P Methot, J M Di Noia
In order to promote an efficient humoral immune response, germinal center B cells modify both the antigen recognition and effector domains by programmed genetic alterations of their antibody genes. To do so, B cells use the enzyme activation-induced deaminase (AID), which transforms deoxycytidine into deoxyuridine at the immunoglobulin genes, triggering mutagenic DNA repair. Data accumulated during the past decade have significantly advanced our understanding of how AID activity is regulated and preferentially targeted to the immunoglobulin genes...
2017: Advances in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199309/phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase-%C3%AE-blockade-increases-genomic-instability-in-b-cells
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Mara Compagno, Qi Wang, Chiara Pighi, Taek-Chin Cheong, Fei-Long Meng, Teresa Poggio, Leng-Siew Yeap, Elif Karaca, Rafael B Blasco, Fernanda Langellotto, Chiara Ambrogio, Claudia Voena, Adrian Wiestner, Siddha N Kasar, Jennifer R Brown, Jing Sun, Catherine J Wu, Monica Gostissa, Frederick W Alt, Roberto Chiarle
Activation-induced cytidine deaminase (AID) is a B-cell-specific enzyme that targets immunoglobulin genes to initiate class switch recombination and somatic hypermutation. In addition, through off-target activity, AID has a much broader effect on genomic instability by initiating oncogenic chromosomal translocations and mutations involved in the development and progression of lymphoma. AID expression is tightly regulated in B cells and its overexpression leads to enhanced genomic instability and lymphoma formation...
February 23, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188246/cutting-edge-the-transcription-factor-sox2-regulates-aid-expression-in-class-switched-b-cells
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Lauren J DiMenna, Wei-Feng Yen, Laura Nicolas, Rahul Sharma, Zara N Saldanha, Jayanta Chaudhuri
IgH class switch recombination (CSR) occurs through the deliberate introduction of activation-induced cytidine deaminase (AID)-instigated DNA double-strand breaks into the IgH loci. Because double-strand breaks are generally highly toxic, mechanisms that regulate AID expression are of much relevance to CSR and genomic integrity; however, effectors of such regulatory processes are still poorly understood. In this article, we show that the transcription factor sex determining region Y-box 2 (Sox2) is expressed in activated B cells, but almost exclusively in those that have undergone CSR...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176781/rad52-competes-with-ku70-ku86-for-binding-to-s-region-dsb-ends-to-modulate-antibody-class-switch-dna-recombination
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Hong Zan, Connie Tat, Zhifang Qiu, Julia R Taylor, Justin A Guerrero, Tian Shen, Paolo Casali
Antibody class-switch DNA recombination (CSR) is initiated by AID-introduced DSBs in the switch (S) regions targeted for recombination, as effected by Ku70/Ku86-mediated NHEJ. Ku-deficient B cells, however, undergo (reduced) CSR through an alternative(A)-NHEJ pathway, which introduces microhomologies in S-S junctions. As microhomology-mediated end-joining requires annealing of single-strand DNA ends, we addressed the contribution of single-strand annealing factors HR Rad52 and translesion DNA polymerase θ to CSR...
February 8, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159901/53bp1-contributes-to-igh-locus-chromatin-topology-during-class-switch-recombination
#20
Scott Feldman, Robert Wuerffel, Ikbel Achour, Lili Wang, Phillip B Carpenter, Amy L Kenter
In B lymphocytes, Ig class switch recombination (CSR) is induced by activation-induced cytidine deaminase, which initiates a cascade of events leading to DNA double-strand break formation in switch (S) regions. Resolution of DNA double-strand breaks proceeds through formation of S-S synaptic complexes. S-S synapsis is mediated by a chromatin loop that spans the C region domain of the Igh locus. S-S junctions are joined via a nonhomologous end joining DNA repair process. CSR occurs via an intrachromosomal looping out and deletion mechanism that is 53BP1 dependent...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
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