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REVIEW
Maya E Kotas, Richard M Locksley
Innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) are positioned in tissues perinatally, constitutively express receptors responsive to their organ microenvironments, and perform an arsenal of effector functions that overlap those of adaptive CD4+ T cells. Based on knowledge regarding subsets of invariant-like lymphocytes (e.g., natural killer T [NKT] cells, γδ T cells, mucosal-associated invariant T [MAIT] cells, etc.) and fetally derived macrophages, we hypothesize that immune cells established during the perinatal period-including, but not limited to, ILCs-serve intimate roles in tissue that go beyond classical understanding of the immune system in microbial host defense...
June 19, 2018: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29915258/a-recurrent-point-mutation-in-prkca-is-a-hallmark-of-chordoid-gliomas
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Shai Rosenberg, Iva Simeonova, Franck Bielle, Maite Verreault, Bertille Bance, Isabelle Le Roux, Mailys Daniau, Arun Nadaradjane, Vincent Gleize, Sophie Paris, Yannick Marie, Marine Giry, Marc Polivka, Dominique Figarella-Branger, Marie-Hélène Aubriot-Lorton, Chiara Villa, Alexandre Vasiljevic, Emmanuèle Lechapt-Zalcman, Michel Kalamarides, Ariane Sharif, Karima Mokhtari, Stefano Maria Pagnotta, Antonio Iavarone, Anna Lasorella, Emmanuelle Huillard, Marc Sanson
Chordoid glioma (ChG) is a characteristic, slow growing, and well-circumscribed diencephalic tumor, whose mutational landscape is unknown. Here we report the analysis of 16 ChG by whole-exome and RNA-sequencing. We found that 15 ChG harbor the same PRKCA D463H mutation. PRKCA encodes the Protein kinase C (PKC) isozyme alpha (PKCα) and is mutated in a wide range of human cancers. However the hot spot PRKCA D463H mutation was not described in other tumors. PRKCA D463H is strongly associated with the activation of protein translation initiation (EIF2) pathway...
June 18, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29868028/mucosal-associated-invariant-t-cells-are-depleted-and-exhibit-altered-chemokine-receptor-expression-and-elevated-granulocyte-macrophage-colony-stimulating-factor-production-during-end-stage-renal-disease
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Jennifer A Juno, Jillian L M Waruk, Kathleen M Wragg, Christine Mesa, Carmen Lopez, Joe Bueti, Stephen J Kent, T Blake Ball, Sandra A Kiazyk
Background: End-stage renal disease (ESRD) is associated with an increased susceptibility to infectious diseases, including infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) . Mucosal-associated invariant T (MAIT) cells recognize vitamin B metabolites produced by many bacterial species, including Mtb, and may play an important role in providing protective immunity against tuberculosis infection in the lung. To date, little is known about MAIT cell frequency, phenotype, or function in ESRD patients...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29860721/mait-cells-the-end-of-the-beginning
#4
EDITORIAL
Daniel G Pellicci, Paul Klenerman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2, 2018: Immunology and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29858567/mucosal-associated-invariant-t-cells-are-a-profibrogenic-immune-cell-population-in-the-liver
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Pushpa Hegde, Emmanuel Weiss, Valérie Paradis, Jinghong Wan, Morgane Mabire, Sukriti Sukriti, Pierre-Emmanuel Rautou, Miguel Albuquerque, Olivia Picq, Abhishak Chandra Gupta, Gladys Ferrere, Hélène Gilgenkrantz, Badr Kiaf, Amine Toubal, Lucie Beaudoin, Philippe Lettéron, Richard Moreau, Agnès Lehuen, Sophie Lotersztajn
Liver fibrosis is the common response to chronic liver injury, and leads to cirrhosis and its complications. Persistent inflammation is a driving force of liver fibrosis progression. Mucosal-associated invariant T (MAIT) cells are non-conventional T cells that display altered functions during chronic inflammatory diseases. Here, we show that circulating MAIT cells are reduced in patients with alcoholic or non-alcoholic fatty liver disease-related cirrhosis while they accumulate in liver fibrotic septa. Using two models of chronic liver injury, we demonstrate that MAIT cell-enriched mice show increased liver fibrosis and accumulation of hepatic fibrogenic cells, whereas MAIT cell-deficient mice are resistant...
June 1, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29803829/no-evidence-for-presence-of-mait-cells-in-the-insulitic-lesions-in-patients-recently-diagnosed-with-type-1-diabetes
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Enida Kuric, Lars Krogvold, Kristian F Hanssen, Knut Dahl-Jørgensen, Oskar Skog, Olle Korsgren
Mucosal-associated invariant T (MAIT) cells are innate T cells that recognize bacteria-infected cells and are thought to play a role in autoimmune diseases. Translocation of duodenal bacteria and viruses to the pancreas through the pancreatic duct has been hypothesized to initiate an innate inflammatory response that could contribute to the development of type 1 diabetes, a process that could involve MAIT cells. In this study, we used immunohistochemistry and qPCR to search for evidence of MAIT cells in the insulitic lesions in the pancreas of human patients recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes...
May 24, 2018: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779871/non-canonical-phototransduction-mediates-synchronization-of-the-drosophila-melanogaster-circadian-clock-and-retinal-light-responses
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Maite Ogueta, Roger C Hardie, Ralf Stanewsky
The daily light-dark cycles represent a key signal for synchronizing circadian clocks. Both insects and mammals possess dedicated "circadian" photoreceptors but also utilize the visual system for clock resetting. In Drosophila, circadian clock resetting is achieved by the blue-light photoreceptor cryptochrome (CRY), which is expressed within subsets of the brain clock neurons. In addition, rhodopsin-expressing photoreceptor cells contribute to light synchronization. Light resets the molecular clock by CRY-dependent degradation of the clock protein Timeless (TIM), although in specific subsets of key circadian pacemaker neurons, including the small ventral lateral neurons (s-LNvs), TIM and Period (PER) oscillations can be synchronized by light independent of CRY and canonical visual Rhodopsin phototransduction...
April 30, 2018: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773261/perioperative-transfusion-management-in-gastric-cancer-surgery-analysis-of-the-spanish-subset-of-the-eurecca-oesophago-gastric-cancer-registry
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Javier Osorio, Carlos Jericó, Coro Miranda, Elisenda Garsot, Alexis Luna, Mónica Miró, Maite Santamaría, Eva Artigau, Joaquín Rodríguez-Santiago, Sandra Castro, Josep Feliu, Aurora Aldeano, Carles Olona, Dulce Momblan, David Ruiz, Gonzalo Galofré, Inmaculada Pros, Xabier García-Albéniz, Miguel Lozano, Manuel Pera
INTRODUCTION: This study evaluated allogenic packed red blood cell (aPRBC) transfusion rates in patients undergoing resection for gastric cancer and the implementation of blood-saving protocols (BSP). METHODS: Retrospective study of all gastric cancer patients operated on with curative intent in Catalonia and Navarra (2011-2013) and included in the Spanish subset of the EURECCA Oesophago-Gastric Cancer Registry. Hospitals with BSP were defined as those with a preoperative haemoglobin (Hb) optimisation circuit associated with restrictive transfusion strategies...
May 14, 2018: Cirugía Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766731/-current-and-prospective-biologics-and-small-molecules-in-the-treatment-of-inflammatory-bowel-diseases
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Milan Buc
Crohns disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) belong to chronic inflammatory bowel diseases, which are induced by autoimmune processes. While CD is characterized by over-activity of Th1, ILC1, and MAIT cells, UC is mediated by exaggerated activities of Th2 and ILC2 cells and cytokines they produce. Knowledge of the pathogenesis enabled a rational therapy based mostly on biologics and small molecules. TNF is the principal proinflammatory cytokine in both diseases. Anti-TNF monoclonal antibodies, mostly infliximab or adalimumab were therefore introduced to their treatment...
2018: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754112/mr1-antigen-presentation-to-mait-cells-new-ligands-diverse-pathways
#10
REVIEW
Hamish Eg McWilliam, Jose A Villadangos
The major histocompatibility complex class I-related molecule MR1 is the only antigen (Ag) presenting molecule that captures and displays vitamin B-derived metabolites that are unique to a wide array of microbes. Presentation of these metabolite Ag at the cell surface activates mucosal-associated invariant T (MAIT) cells, a highly abundant innate-like T cell population, and represents a recently-described mechanism used by the mammalian immune system to sense pathogenic or commensal microbes. Our understanding of the cell biology of how MR1 accomplishes this unique task is still evolving, but recent advances are allowing a general picture to emerge...
May 10, 2018: Current Opinion in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749611/proteomic-definition-of-human-mucosal-associated-invariant-t-cells-determines-their-unique-molecular-effector-phenotype
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Björn Bulitta, Werner Zuschratter, Isabel Bernal, Dunja Bruder, Frank Klawonn, Martin von Bergen, Henrikus Stephanus Paulus Garritsen, Lothar Jänsch
Mucosal-associated invariant T cells (MAIT) constitute the most abundant anti-bacterial CD8+ T cell population in humans. MR1/TCR-activated MAIT cells were reported to organize cytotoxic and innate-like responses but knowledge about their molecular effector phenotype is still fragmentary. Here, we have examined the functional inventory of human MAIT cells (CD3+Vα7.2+CD161+) in comparison with those from conventional non-MAIT CD8+ T cells (cCD8+ ) and NK cells. Quantitative mass spectrometry characterized 5500 proteins of primary MAIT cells and identified 160 and 135 proteins that discriminate them from cCD8+ T cells and NK cells donor-independently...
May 11, 2018: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743663/drp-1-mediated-apoptosis-induces-muscle-degeneration-in-dystrophin-mutants
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Charlotte Scholtes, Stéphanie Bellemin, Edwige Martin, Maïté Carre-Pierrat, Bertrand Mollereau, Kathrin Gieseler, Ludivine Walter
Mitochondria are double-membrane subcellular organelles with highly conserved metabolic functions including ATP production. Mitochondria shapes change continually through the combined actions of fission and fusion events rendering mitochondrial network very dynamic. Mitochondria are largely implicated in pathologies and mitochondrial dynamics is often disrupted upon muscle degeneration in various models. Currently, the exact roles of mitochondria in the molecular mechanisms that lead to muscle degeneration remain poorly understood...
May 9, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743612/modulation-of-bacterial-metabolism-by-the-microenvironment-controls-mait-cell-stimulation
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Mathias Schmaler, Alessia Colone, Julian Spagnuolo, Michael Zimmermann, Marco Lepore, Artem Kalinichenko, Sumedha Bhatia, Fabien Cottier, Tobias Rutishauser, Norman Pavelka, Adrian Egli, Elisa Azzali, Marco Pieroni, Gabriele Costantino, Petr Hruz, Uwe Sauer, Lucia Mori, Gennaro De Libero
Mucosal-associated invariant T (MAIT) cells are abundant innate-like T lymphocytes in mucosal tissues and recognize a variety of riboflavin-related metabolites produced by the microbial flora. Relevant issues are whether MAIT cells are heterogeneous in the colon, and whether the local environment influences microbial metabolism thereby shaping MAIT cell phenotypes and responses. We found discrete MAIT cell populations in human colon, characterized by the diverse expression of transcription factors, cytokines and surface markers, indicative of activated and precisely controlled lymphocyte populations...
May 9, 2018: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740432/unique-and-common-features-of-innate-like-human-v%C3%AE-2-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cells-and-mucosal-associated-invariant-t-cells
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Nicholas M Provine, Benedikt Binder, Michael E B FitzPatrick, Anita Schuch, Lucy C Garner, Kate D Williamson, Bonnie van Wilgenburg, Robert Thimme, Paul Klenerman, Maike Hofmann
Mucosal-associated invariant T (MAIT) cells are innate-like T cells abundant in humans that can be activated in a TCR-independent manner by inflammatory and antiviral cytokines. In humans, the capacity for TCR-independent activation is functionally linked to a transcriptional program that can be identified by the expression of the C-type lectin receptor, CD161. In addition to MAIT cells, it has been demonstrated that a subset of γδT cells expresses CD161 and can be activated by TCR-independent cytokine stimulation...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731053/severely-impaired-control-of-bacterial-infections-in-a-patient-with-cystic-fibrosis-defective-in-mucosal-associated-invariant-t-cells
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Terezia Pincikova, Dominic Paquin-Proulx, Markus Moll, Malin Flodström-Tullberg, Lena Hjelte, Johan K Sandberg
Here we report a unique case of a patient with cystic fibrosis characterized by severely impaired control of bacterial respiratory infections. This patient's susceptibility to such infections was much worse than expected from a cystic fibrosis clinical perspective, and he died at age 22 years despite extensive efforts and massive use of antibiotics. We found that this severe condition was associated with a near-complete deficiency in circulating mucosal-associated invariant T (MAIT) cells as measured at several time points...
May 2018: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722299/the-adjustment-of-%C3%AE-aminobutyric-acid-a-tonic-subunits-in-huntington-s-disease-from-transcription-to-translation-to-synaptic-levels-into-the-neostriatum
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REVIEW
Abraham Rosas-Arellano, Argel Estrada-Mondragón, Carola A Mantellero, Carlos Tejeda-Guzmán, Maite A Castro
γ-Aminobutyric acid (GABA), plays a key role in all stages of life, also is considered the main inhibitory neurotransmitter. GABA activates two kind of membrane receptors known as GABAA and GABAB , the first one is responsible to render tonic inhibition by pentameric receptors containing α4-6, β3, δ, or ρ1-3 subunits, they are located at perisynaptic and/or in extrasynaptic regions. The biophysical properties of GABAA tonic inhibition have been related with cellular protection against excitotoxic injury and cell death in presence of excessive excitation...
April 2018: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684377/biphasic-modulation-of-camp-levels-by-the-contraceptive-nomegestrol-acetate-impact-on-p-glycoprotein-expression-and-activity-in-hepatic-cells
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Guillermo Nicolás Tocchetti, Camila Juliana Domínguez, Felipe Zecchinati, Maite Rocío Arana, María Laura Ruiz, Silvina Stella Maris Villanueva, Johanna Weiss, Aldo Domingo Mottino, Juan Pablo Rigalli
ABC transporters are key players in drug excretion with alterations in their expression and activity by therapeutic agents potentially leading to drug-drug interactions. The interaction potential of nomegestrol acetate (NMGA), a synthetic progestogen increasingly used as oral contraceptive, had never been explored. In this work we evaluated (1) the effect of NMGA on ABC transporters in the human hepatic cell line HepG2 and (2) the underlying molecular mechanism. NMGA (5, 50 and 500 nM) increased P-glycoprotein (P-gp) expression at both protein and mRNA levels and reduced intracellular calcein accumulation, indicating an increase also in transporter activity...
April 21, 2018: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675004/the-fast-growing-brucella-suis-biovar-5-depends-on-phosphoenolpyruvate-carboxykinase-and-pyruvate-phosphate-dikinase-but-not-on-fbp-and-glpx-fructose-1-6-bisphosphatases-or-isocitrate-lyase-for-full-virulence-in-laboratory-models
#18
Amaia Zúñiga-Ripa, Thibault Barbier, Leticia Lázaro-Antón, María J de Miguel, Raquel Conde-Álvarez, Pilar M Muñoz, Jean J Letesson, Maite Iriarte, Ignacio Moriyón
Bacteria of the genus Brucella infect a range of vertebrates causing a worldwide extended zoonosis. The best-characterized brucellae infect domestic livestock, behaving as stealthy facultative intracellular parasites. This stealthiness depends on envelope molecules with reduced pathogen-associated molecular patterns, as revealed by the low lethality and ability to persist in mice of these bacteria. Infected cells are often engorged with brucellae without signs of distress, suggesting that stealthiness could also reflect an adaptation of the parasite metabolism to use local nutrients without harming the cell...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668066/mait-cell-mediated-cytotoxicity-roles-in-host-defense-and-therapeutic-potentials-in-infectious-diseases-and-cancer
#19
REVIEW
Patrick T Rudak, Joshua Choi, S M Mansour Haeryfar
Mucosa-associated invariant T (MAIT) cells are unconventional, innate-like T lymphocytes that sense the presence of MHC-related protein 1 (MR1)-restricted ligands and select inflammatory cues. Consequently, they release potent immunomodulatory mediators, including IFN-γ, TNF-α, and/or IL-17. MAIT cells can also be viewed as killer cells. They display several NK cell-associated receptors, carry granules containing cytotoxic effector molecules, and swiftly upregulate perforin and granzymes upon activation. Accordingly, MAIT cells are capable of lysing MR1-expressing cells infected with a variety of pathogenic bacteria in in vitro settings and may also mount cytotoxic responses during microbial infections in vivo...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656544/an-overview-on-the-identification-of-mait-cell-antigens
#20
REVIEW
Lars Kjer-Nielsen, Alexandra J Corbett, Zhenjun Chen, Ligong Liu, Jeffrey Yw Mak, Dale I Godfrey, Jamie Rossjohn, David P Fairlie, James McCluskey, Sidonia Bg Eckle
Mucosal associated invariant T (MAIT) cells are restricted by the monomorphic MHC class I-like molecule, MHC-related protein-1 (MR1). Until 2012, the origin of the MAIT cell antigens (Ags) was unknown, although it was established that MAIT cells could be activated by a broad range of bacteria and yeasts, possibly suggesting a conserved Ag. Using a combination of protein chemistry, mass spectrometry, cellular biology, structural biology and small molecule chemistry, we discovered MR1 ligands derived from folic acid (vitamin B9) and from an intermediate in the microbial biosynthesis of riboflavin (vitamin B2)...
April 14, 2018: Immunology and Cell Biology
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