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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794231/cutting-edge-murine-nk-cells-degranulate-and-retain-cytotoxic-function-without-store-operated-calcium-entry
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Jacquelyn Freund-Brown, Ruth Choa, Brenal K Singh, Tanner Ford Robertson, Gabrielle M Ferry, Eric Viver, Hamid Bassiri, Janis K Burkhardt, Taku Kambayashi
Sustained Ca(2+) signaling, known as store-operated calcium entry (SOCE), occurs downstream of immunoreceptor engagement and is critical for cytotoxic lymphocyte signaling and effector function. CD8(+) T cells require sustained Ca(2+) signaling for inflammatory cytokine production and the killing of target cells; however, much less is known about its role in NK cells. In this study, we use mice deficient in stromal interacting molecules 1 and 2, which are required for SOCE, to examine the contribution of sustained Ca(2+) signaling to murine NK cell function...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768156/the-syk-kinases-orchestrate-cerebellar-granule-cell-tangential-migration
#2
Aurélien Benon, Choua Ya, Laurent Martin, Chantal Watrin, Naura Chounlamountri, Iness Jaaoini, Jérôme Honnorat, Véronique Pellier-Monnin, Nelly Noraz
The tyrosine kinases of the Syk family are essential components of the well-characterized immunoreceptor ITAM-based signaling pathway. However, ITAM-based signaling typically does not function in isolation. Instead, it is enmeshed in the molecular network controlling cellular adhesion and chemotaxis. Consistent with the increasing number of data involving ITAM-bearing molecules in neuronal functions, we previously depicted a role for Syk kinases in the establishment of neuronal connectivity. In the developing cerebellum, we found that Syk is essentially expressed in the granule cells (GC) and more importantly, phosphorylated on tyrosine residues representative of an active form of the kinase in tangentially migrating GC...
July 30, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767218/selective-binders-of-the-tandem-sh2-domains-in-syk-and-zap-70-kinases-by-dna-programmed-spatial-screening
#3
Michaela Marczynke, Katharina Groeger, Oliver Seitz
Members of the Syk family of tyrosine kinases arrange Src homology 2 (SH2) domains in tandem to allow firm binding of immunoreceptor tyrosine-based interaction motifs (ITAMs). While the advantages provided by the bivalency enhanced interactions are evident, the impact on binding specificity is less clear. For example, the Spleen tyrosine kinase (Syk) and the Zeta-chain-associated protein kinase (ZAP-70) recognize the consensus sequence pYXXI/L(X)6-8 pYXXI/L with near identical nanomolar affinity. The non-discriminatory recognition on the one hand poses a specificity challenge for the design of sub-type selective protein binders and, on the other hand, raises the question as to how differential activation of Syk and ZAP-70 is ensured when both kinases are co-expressed...
August 2, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765954/in%C3%A2-vitro-reconstitution-of-interactions-in-the-card9-signalosome
#4
Jin Hee Park, Jae Young Choi, Mir Faisal Mustafa, Hyun Ho Park
The caspase-associated recruitment domain (CARD)‑containing protein 9 (CARD9) signalosome is composed of CARD9, B‑cell CLL/lymphoma 10 (BCL10) and mucosa‑associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma translocation protein 1 (MALT1). The CARD9 signalosome has been reported to exert critical functions in the immunoreceptor tyrosine‑based activation motif‑coupled receptor‑mediated activation of myeloid cells, through nuclear factor‑κB pathways during innate immunity processes. During CARD9 signalosome assembly, BCL10 has been revealed to function as an adaptor protein and to interact with CARD9 via CARD‑CARD interactions; BCL10 also interacts with MALT1 via its C‑terminal Ser/Thr‑rich region and the first immunoglobulin domain of MALT1...
July 31, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743740/multiple-e2-ubiquitin-conjugating-enzymes-regulate-human-cytomegalovirus-us2-mediated-immunoreceptor-downregulation
#5
Michael L van de Weijer, Anouk B C Schuren, Dick J H van den Boomen, Arend Mulder, Frans H J Claas, Paul J Lehner, Robert Jan Lebbink, Emmanuel J H J Wiertz
Misfolded ER proteins are dislocated towards the cytosol and degraded by the ubiquitin-proteasome system in a process called ER-associated protein degradation (ERAD). During infection with human cytomegalovirus (HCMV), the viral US2 protein targets HLA class I molecules (HLA-I) for degradation via ERAD to avoid elimination by the immune system. US2-mediated degradation of HLA-I serves as a paradigm of ERAD and has facilitated the identification of TRC8 as an E3 ubiquitin ligase. To date, no specific E2 enzymes had been described for cooperation with TRC8...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734845/leveraging-siglec-8-endocytic-mechanisms-to-kill-human-eosinophils-and-malignant-mast-cells
#6
Jeremy A O'Sullivan, Daniela J Carroll, Yun Cao, Adriano N Salicru, Bruce S Bochner
BACKGROUND: Sialic acid-binding immunoglobulin-like lectin (Siglec)-8 is a cell-surface protein expressed selectively on human eosinophils, mast cells, and basophils, making it an ideal target for the treatment of diseases involving these cell types. However, the effective delivery of therapeutic agents to these cells requires an understanding of the dynamics of Siglec-8 surface expression. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether Siglec-8 is endocytosed in human eosinophils and malignant mast cells, identify mechanisms underlying its endocytosis, and demonstrate whether a toxin can be targeted to Siglec-8-bearing cells to kill these cells...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677817/inhibition-of-the-hdac-suv39-g9a-pathway-restores-the-expression-of-dna-damage-dependent-major-histocompatibility-complex-class%C3%A2-i-related-chain%C3%A2-a%C3%A2-and%C3%A2-b-in-cancer-cells
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Nakako Izumi Nakajima, Atsuko Niimi, Mayu Isono, Takahiro Oike, Hiro Sato, Takashi Nakano, Atsushi Shibata
Immunotherapy is expected to be promising as a next generation cancer therapy. Immunoreceptors are often activated constitutively in cancer cells, however, such levels of ligand expression are not effectively recognized by the native immune system due to tumor microenvironmental adaptation. Studies have demonstrated that natural-killer group 2, member D (NKG2D), a major activating immunoreceptor, responds to DNA damage. The upregulation of major histocompatibility complex class I-related chain A and B (MICA/B) (members of NKG2D ligands) expression after DNA damage is associated with NK cell-mediated killing of cancer cells...
June 30, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675212/enzymatic-self-assembly-of-an-immunoreceptor-tyrosine-based-inhibitory-motif-itim
#8
Natsuko Yamagata, Xiaoyi Chen, Jie Zhou, Jie Li, Xuewen Du, Bing Xu
Here we show the first example of an immunoreceptor tyrosine-based inhibitory motif (ITIM), LYYYYL, as well as its enantiomeric or retro-inverso peptide, to self-assemble in water via enzyme-instructed self-assembly. Upon enzymatic dephosphorylation, the phosphohexapeptides become hexapeptides, which self-assemble in water to result in supramolecular hydrogels. This work illustrates a new approach to design bioinspired soft materials from a less explored, but important pool of immunomodulatory peptides.
July 4, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652325/transmembrane-features-governing-fc-receptor-cd16a-assembly-with-cd16a-signaling-adaptor-molecules
#9
Alfonso Blázquez-Moreno, Soohyung Park, Wonpil Im, Melissa J Call, Matthew E Call, Hugh T Reyburn
Many activating immunoreceptors associate with signaling adaptor molecules like FcεR1γ or CD247. FcεR1γ and CD247 share high sequence homology and form disulphide-linked homodimers that contain a pair of acidic aspartic acid residues in their transmembrane (TM) domains that mediate assembly, via interaction with an arginine residue at a similar register to these aspartic acids, with the activating immunoreceptors. However, this model cannot hold true for receptors like CD16A, whose TM domains do not contain basic residues...
July 11, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650106/dok3-modulates-bone-remodeling-by-negatively-regulating-osteoclastogenesis-and-positively-regulating-osteoblastogenesis
#10
Xiaofeng Cai, Junjie Xing, Courtney L Long, Qisheng Peng, Mary Beth Humphrey
Osteoclastogenesis is essential for bone remodeling and normal skeletal maintenance. Receptor activator of NF-κB ligand (RANKL) promotes osteoclast differentiation and function but requires costimulation of immunoreceptor tyrosine-based activation motif (ITAM)-coupled immunoreceptors. Triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells-2 (TREM2) coupled to ITAM-adaptor protein DNAX activation protein 12kDA (DAP12) provides costimulation of intracellular calcium signaling during osteoclastogenesis. Previously, we found that downstream of kinase-3 (DOK3) physically associates with DAP12 to inhibit toll-like receptor (TLR)-induced inflammatory signaling in macrophages...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646116/tonic-b-cell-receptor-signaling-in-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma
#11
Ondrej Havranek, Jingda Xu, Stefan Köhrer, Zhiqiang Wang, Lisa Becker, Justin M Comer, Jared Henderson, Wencai Ma, John Man Chun Ma, Jason R Westin, Dipanjan Ghosh, Nicholas Shinners, Luhong Sun, Allen F Yi, Anusha R Karri, Jan A Burger, Tomasz Zal, R Eric Davis
We used CRISPR/Cas9-mediated genomic modification to investigate B-cell receptor (BCR) signaling in cell lines of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). Three manipulations that altered BCR genes without affecting surface BCR levels showed that BCR signaling differs between the germinal center B-cell (GCB) subtype, which is insensitive to BTK inhibition by ibrutinib, and the activated B-cell (ABC) subtype. Replacing antigen-binding BCR regions had no effect on BCR signaling in GCB-DLBCL lines, reflecting this subtype's exclusive use of tonic BCR signaling...
June 23, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638976/lilrb-receptor-mediated-regulation-of-myeloid-cell-maturation-and-function
#12
REVIEW
William van der Touw, Hui-Ming Chen, Ping-Ying Pan, Shu-Hsia Chen
The leukocyte immunoglobulin-like receptor (LILR) family comprises a set of paired immunomodulatory receptors expressed among human myeloid and lymphocyte cell populations. While six members of LILR subfamily A (LILRA) associate with membrane adaptors to signal via immunoreceptor tyrosine-based activating motifs (ITAM), LILR subfamily B (LILRB) members signal via multiple cytoplasmic immunoreceptor tyrosine-based inhibitory motifs (ITIM). Ligand specificity of some LILR family members has been studied in detail, but new perspective into the immunoregulatory aspects of this receptor family in human myeloid cells has been limited...
June 21, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629373/blimp-1-impairs-t-cell-function-via-upregulation-of-tigit-and-pd-1-in-patients-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#13
Liuluan Zhu, Yaxian Kong, Jianhong Zhang, David F Claxton, W Christopher Ehmann, Witold B Rybka, Neil D Palmisiano, Ming Wang, Bei Jia, Michael Bayerl, Todd D Schell, Raymond J Hohl, Hui Zeng, Hong Zheng
BACKGROUND: T cell immunoglobulin and immunoreceptor tyrosine-based inhibitory motif (ITIM) domain (TIGIT) and programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) are important inhibitory receptors that associate with T cell exhaustion in acute myeloid leukemia (AML). In this study, we aimed to determine the underlying transcriptional mechanisms regulating these inhibitory pathways. Specifically, we investigated the role of transcription factor B lymphocyte-induced maturation protein 1 (Blimp-1) in T cell response and transcriptional regulation of TIGIT and PD-1 in AML...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598382/syk-activity-is-dispensable-for-platelet-gp1b-ix-v-signaling
#14
Rachit Badolia, John C Kostyak, Carol Dangelmaier, Satya P Kunapuli
The binding of von Willebrand factor (VWF) to the platelet membrane glycoprotein 1b-IX (GP1b-IX) leads to activation of platelets. GP1b was shown to signal via the FcRγ-ITAM (Fc Receptor γ-Immunoreceptor tyrosine-based activation motif) pathway, activating spleen tyrosine kinase (Syk) and other tyrosine kinases. However, there have been conflicting reports regarding the role of Syk in GP1b signaling. In this study, we sought to resolve these conflicting reports and clarify the role of Syk in VWF-induced platelet activation...
June 9, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526413/tcr-crosslinking-promotes-crk-adaptor-protein-binding-to-tyrosine-phosphorylated-cd3%C3%AE-chain
#15
Guangyu Dong, Rachel Kalifa, Pulak Ranjan Nath, Sigal Gelkop, Noah Isakov
T cell antigen receptor (TCR) binding of a peptide antigen presented by antigen-presenting cells (APCs) in the context of surface MHC molecules initiates signaling events that regulate T cell activation, proliferation and differentiation. A key event in the activation process is the phosphorylation of the conserved tyrosine residues within the CD3 chain immunoreceptor tyrosine-based activation motifs (ITAMs), which operate as docking sites for SH2 domain-containing effector proteins. Phosphorylation of the CD3ζ ITAMs renders the CD3 chain capable of binding the ζ-chain associated protein 70 kDa (ZAP70), a protein tyrosine kinase that is essential for T cell activation...
May 17, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515726/comparative-analysis-of-immune-checkpoint-molecules-and-their-potential-role-in-the-transmissible-tasmanian-devil-facial-tumor-disease
#16
Andrew S Flies, Nicholas B Blackburn, Alan Bruce Lyons, John D Hayball, Gregory M Woods
Immune checkpoint molecules function as a system of checks and balances that enhance or inhibit immune responses to infectious agents, foreign tissues, and cancerous cells. Immunotherapies that target immune checkpoint molecules, particularly the inhibitory molecules programmed cell death 1 and cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated protein 4 (CTLA-4), have revolutionized human oncology in recent years, yet little is known about these key immune signaling molecules in species other than primates and rodents. The Tasmanian devil facial tumor disease is caused by transmissible cancers that have resulted in a massive decline in the wild Tasmanian devil population...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511131/genetic-diversity-and-phylogenetic-analysis-of-the-orf5-gene-of-prrsv-from-central-china
#17
Liujun Zhang, Yan Feng, Darren P Martin, Jing Chen, Sixu Ma, Pingan Xia, Gaiping Zhang
To more fully understand the genetic diversity and molecular epidemiology of prevailing porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) in Henan province of China, 112 full-length ORF5 gene sequences, originating from Henan province between 2006 and 2015, were subjected to sequence variation and phylogenetic analysis. Phylogenetic analysis revealed that all Henan isolates belonged to the Type 2 genotype and could be further divided into three subgroups. Subgroup 1 and 2 viruses predominated in Henan and subgroup 2 overtook subgroup 1 as the most prevalent PRRSV between 2006 and 2015...
May 11, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498033/development-and-characterization-of-novel-monoclonal-antibodies-against-human-dnam-1
#18
Genki Okumura, Fumie Abe, Rei Hirochika, Akira Shibuya, Kazuko Shibuya
DNAM-1 (CD226) is an activating immunoreceptor expressed on lymphocytes and myeloid cells. CD155 and CD112 are the ligands for DNAM-1. DNAM-1 plays an important role in tumor immunity mediated by CD8(+) T cells and NK cells. Moreover, the interaction of DNAM-1 with the ligands contributed to the development of acute graft versus host disease (GVHD) and treatment with anti-DNAM-1 monoclonal antibodies (mAb) dramatically improved acute GVHD in a mouse model, suggesting that DNAM-1 may be a good molecular target for therapy to acute GVHD in human...
June 2017: Monoclonal Antibodies in Immunodiagnosis and Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468914/rig-i-resists-hypoxia-induced-immunosuppression-and-dedifferentiation
#19
Christina Engel, Grethe Brügmann, Silke Lambing, Larissa H Mühlenbeck, Samira Marx, Christian Hagen, Dorottya Horváth, Marion Goldeck, Janos Ludwig, Anna-Maria Herzner, Jan W Drijfhout, Daniela Wenzel, Christoph Coch, Thomas Tüting, Martin Schlee, Veit Hornung, Gunther Hartmann, Jasper G Van den Boorn
A hypoxic tumor microenvironment is linked to poor prognosis. It promotes tumor cell dedifferentiation and metastasis and desensitizes tumor cells to type-I IFN, chemotherapy, and irradiation. The cytoplasmic immunoreceptor retinoic acid-inducible gene-I (RIG-I) is ubiquitously expressed in tumor cells and upon activation by 5'-triphosphate RNA (3pRNA) drives the induction of type I IFN and immunogenic cell death. Here, we analyzed the impact of hypoxia on the expression of RIG-I in various human and murine tumor and nonmalignant cell types and further investigated its function in hypoxic murine melanoma...
June 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466386/current-status-and-perspectives-of-chimeric-antigen-receptor-modified-t-cells-for-cancer-treatment
#20
REVIEW
Zhenguang Wang, Yelei Guo, Weidong Han
Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) is a recombinant immunoreceptor combining an antibody-derived targeting fragment with signaling domains capable of activating cells, which endows T cells with the ability to recognize tumor-associated surface antigens independent of the expression of major histocompatibility complex (MHC) molecules. Recent early-phase clinical trials of CAR-modified T (CAR-T) cells for relapsed or refractory B cell malignancies have demonstrated promising results (that is, anti-CD19 CAR-T in B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL))...
May 2, 2017: Protein & Cell
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