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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229263/exosomes-derived-from-human-amniotic-epithelial-cells-accelerate-wound-healing-and-inhibit-scar-formation
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Bin Zhao, Yijie Zhang, Shichao Han, Wei Zhang, Qin Zhou, Hao Guan, Jiaqi Liu, Jihong Shi, Linlin Su, Dahai Hu
Wound healing is a highly orchestrated physiological process consisting of a complex events, and scarless wound healing is highly desired for the development and application in clinical medicine. Recently, we have demonstrated that human amniotic epithelial cells (hAECs) promoted wound healing and inhibited scar formation through a paracrine mechanism. However, exosomes (Exo) are one of the most important paracrine factors. Whether exosomes derived from human amniotic epithelial cells (hAECs-Exo) have positive effects on scarless wound healing have not been reported yet...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Molecular Histology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221101/identification-of-a-novel-epitope-in-the-c-terminus-of-hcv-e2-protein-that-induces-potent-and-cross-reactive-neutralizing-antibodies
#2
Soma Das, Ranajoy Mullick, Anuj Kumar, Himani Tandon, Mihika Bose, K Gouthamchandra, Madhavi Chandra, Bagepally Ravishankar, M N Khaja, Narayanaswamy Srinivasan, Saumitra Das, Shaila Melkote Subbarao, Anjali Anoop Karande
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a leading cause of chronic viral hepatitis, but an effective vaccine is still not available to prevent infection. Use of neutralizing antibodies could be a potential therapeutic option. In this study, presence of anti-HCV antibodies in HCV-infected patients' was assessed from 50 patients and examined for the presence of neutralizing antibodies using the 'hepatitis C virus like particles'. Antibodies from two samples exhibited significant inhibitory activity suggesting that these may neutralize viral infection...
February 3, 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211494/hepatocyte-secreted-extracellular-vesicles-modify-blood-metabolome-and-endothelial-function-by-an-arginase-dependent-mechanism
#3
Felix Royo, Laura Moreno, Justyna Mleczko, Laura Palomo, Esperanza Gonzalez, Diana Cabrera, Angel Cogolludo, Francisco Perez Vizcaino, Sebastiaan van-Liempd, Juan M Falcon-Perez
Hepatocytes release extracellular vesicles (EVs) loaded with signaling molecules and enzymes into the bloodstream. Although the importance of EVs in the intercellular communication is already recognized, the metabolic impact of the enzymes carried by these vesicles is still unclear. We evaluated the global effect of the enzymatic activities of EVs by performing untargeted metabolomic profiling of serum samples after their exposure to EVs. This approach revealed a significant change in the abundance of 94 serum metabolic signals...
February 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210221/pharmacogenomic-characterization-and-isobologram-analysis-of-the-combination-of-ascorbic-acid-and-curcumin-two-main-metabolites-of-curcuma-longa-in-cancer-cells
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Edna Ooko, Onat Kadioglu, Henry J Greten, Thomas Efferth
Curcuma longa has long been used in China and India as anti-inflammatory agent to treat a wide variety of conditions and also as a spice for varied curry preparations. The chemoprofile of the Curcuma species exhibits the presence of varied phytochemicals with curcumin being present in all three species but AA only being shown in C. longa. This study explored the effect of a curcumin/AA combination on human cancer cell lines. The curcumin/AA combination was assessed by isobologram analysis using the Loewe additivity drug interaction model...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197808/age-related-alterations-of-the-cd19-complex-and-memory-b-cells-in-children-with-down-syndrome
#5
Ayse Nazli Seckin, Hulya Ozdemir, Ayca Ceylan, Hasibe Artac
Children with Down syndrome (DS) have a high incidence of recurrent respiratory tract infections, leukaemia and autoimmune disorders, suggesting immune dysfunction. The present study evaluated the role of the CD19 complex and memory B cells in the pathogenesis of immunodeficiency in children with DS. The expression levels (median fluorescein intensity-MFI) of CD19, CD21 and CD81 molecules on the surface of B cells and memory B cell subsets were studied in 37 patients and 39 healthy controls. Twenty-nine of the DS group had congenital cardiac disease...
February 14, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188716/-immunological-alterations-in-common-variable-immunodeficiency
#6
Laura Berrón-Ruiz
Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) is the largest group of symptomatic primary immune deficiencies; it is characterized by hypogammaglobulinemia, poor response to vaccines and increased susceptibility to infections. Cellular phenotypes and abnormalities have been described both in adaptive and innate immune response. Several classifications of common variable immunodeficiency are based on defects found on T and B cells, which have been correlated with clinical manifestations. In recent years, significant progress has been made in elucidating the genetic mechanisms that result in a IDCV phenotype...
January 2017: Revista Alergia Mexico: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Mexicana de Alergia e Inmunología, A.C
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174692/the-specificity-of-homomeric-clustering-of-cd81-is-mediated-by-its-%C3%AE-loop
#7
Yahya Homsi, Thorsten Lang
Tetraspanins are cell membrane-scaffolding proteins interacting with one another and a repertoire of interaction partners. Through these interactions, they form extended molecular networks as tetraspanin webs or tetraspanin-enriched microdomains. Microscopic data suggest that these networks contain tetraspanin clusters, with poor overlap between clusters formed by different tetraspanins. Here, we investigate the possibility of targeting tetraspanins CD9 or CD151 to clusters formed by the tetraspanin CD81. We find that the δ-loop from the large extracellular domain of CD81 is sufficient for targeting of CD9/CD151 to CD81 clusters...
February 2017: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167787/up-regulation-of-cd81-inhibits-cytotrophoblast-invasion-and-mediates-maternal-endothelial-cell-dysfunction-in-preeclampsia
#8
Li Shen, Zhenyu Diao, Hai-Xiang Sun, Gui-Jun Yan, Zhiqun Wang, Ruo-Tian Li, Yimin Dai, Jingmei Wang, Jie Li, Hailing Ding, Guangfeng Zhao, Mingming Zheng, Pingping Xue, Mo Liu, Yan Zhou, Yali Hu
Preeclampsia (PE) is initiated by abnormal placentation in the early stages of pregnancy, followed by systemic activation of endothelial cells of the maternal small arterioles in the late second or third trimester (TM) of pregnancy. During normal pregnancy, placental cytotrophoblasts (CTBs) invade the maternal uterine wall and spiral arteries, whereas this process is interrupted in PE. However, it is not known how the malformed placenta triggers maternal endothelial crisis and the associated manifestations...
February 6, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167780/a-distinct-subset-of-plasmacytoid-dendritic-cells-induces-activation-and-differentiation-of-b-and-t-lymphocytes
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Hong Zhang, Josh D Gregorio, Toru Iwahori, Xiangyue Zhang, Okmi Choi, Lorna L Tolentino, Tyler Prestwood, Yaron Carmi, Edgar G Engleman
Plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDCs) are known mainly for their secretion of type I IFN upon viral encounter. We describe a CD2(hi)CD5(+)CD81(+) pDC subset, distinguished by prominent dendrites and a mature phenotype, in human blood, bone marrow, and tonsil, which can be generated from CD34(+) progenitors. These CD2(hi)CD5(+)CD81(+) cells express classical pDC markers, as well as the toll-like receptors that enable conventional pDCs to respond to viral infection. However, their gene expression profile is distinct, and they produce little or no type I IFN upon stimulation with CpG oligonucleotides, likely due to their diminished expression of IFN regulatory factor 7...
February 21, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094782/cocaine-enhances-dc-to-t-cell-hiv-1-transmission-by-activating-dc-sign-larg-lsp1-complex-and-facilitating-infectious-synapse-formation
#10
Anil Prasad, Rutuja Kulkarni, Shuxian Jiang, Jerome E Groopman
DC-SIGN is a dendritic cell surface structure which participates in binding and transmission of HIV-1. Here, for the first time we demonstrate that cocaine induces over expression of DC-SIGN and significantly enhances virus transfer from DCs to T-cells by increasing the binding and internalization of HIV-1 in DCs. We found that cocaine activates a DC-SIGN mediated 'signalosome' complex by enhancing its association with LARG and LSP1. Further, LARG was observed to participate in DC-SIGN mediated internalization of HIV-1 in DCs...
January 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068467/exodisc-for-rapid-size-selective-and-efficient-isolation-and-analysis-of-nanoscale-extracellular-vesicles-from-biological-samples
#11
Hyun-Kyung Woo, Vijaya Sunkara, Juhee Park, Tae-Hyeong Kim, Ja-Ryoung Han, Chi-Ju Kim, Hyun-Il Choi, Yoon-Keun Kim, Yoon-Kyoung Cho
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are cell-derived, nanoscale vesicles that carry nucleic acids and proteins from their cells of origin and show great potential as biomarkers for many diseases, including cancer. Efficient isolation and detection methods are prerequisites for exploiting their use in clinical settings and understanding their physiological functions. Here, we presented a rapid, label-free, and highly sensitive method for EV isolation and quantification using a lab-on-a-disc integrated with two nanofilters (Exodisc)...
January 17, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057672/targeting-cd19-the-good-the-bad-and-cd81
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Mireya Paulina Velasquez, Stephen Gottschalk
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January 5, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034753/role-of-extracellular-vesicles-in-the-interaction-between-epithelial-and-mesenchymal-cells-during-oviductal-ciliogenesis
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Shota Nakano, Shohei Yamamoto, Atsumasa Okada, Tadaaki Nakajima, Mamiko Sato, Tomoko Takagi, Yasuhiro Tomooka
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) have been shown to transport miRNA, mRNA and protein, suggesting that they are new communication mediators. Diffusible mesenchymal factors determine the fate of Műllerian epithelial cells into oviductal ciliated cells. In the present study, we investigated whether EVs mediate the communication in the epithelial-mesenchymal interaction during oviductal ciliogenesis. EVs were isolated from cells of oviductal mesenchymal cell line (S1 cells) and characterized by TEM and expression of exosomal marker CD81...
January 29, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031364/an-optimized-hepatitis-c-virus-e2-glycoprotein-core-adopts-a-functional-homodimer-that-efficiently-blocks-virus-entry
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Kathleen McCaffrey, Irene Boo, Catherine M Owczarek, Matthew P Hardy, Matthew A Perugini, Louis Fabri, Pierre Scotney, Pantelis Poumbourios, Heidi E Drummer
The hepatitis C virus (HCV) envelope glycoprotein E2 is the major target of broadly neutralizing antibodies in vivo and is the focus of efforts in the rational design of a universal B cell vaccine against HCV. The E2 glycoprotein exhibits a high degree of amino acid variability which localizes to three discrete regions: hypervariable region 1 (HVR1), hypervariable region 2 (HVR2), and the intergenotypic variable region (igVR). All three variable regions contribute to immune evasion and/or isolate-specific structural variations, both important considerations for vaccine design...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025988/charge-based-precipitation-of-extracellular-vesicles
#15
Maria Chiara Deregibus, Federico Figliolini, Sergio D'Antico, Paola Maria Manzini, Chiara Pasquino, Michela De Lena, Ciro Tetta, Maria Felice Brizzi, Giovanni Camussi
Vesicular-mediated communication between cells appears critical in many biological processes. Extracellular vesicles (EVs) released from healthy and diseased cells are involved in a network of exchange of biologically active molecules. Since EVs present in biological fluids carry the signature of the cell of origin, they are potential biomarkers for ongoing physiological or pathological processes. Despite the knowledge on EV biology accrued in recent years, techniques of EV purification remain a challenge and all the described methods have some advantages and disadvantages...
November 2016: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997681/the-core-domain-of-hepatitis-c-virus-glycoprotein-e2-generates-potent-cross-neutralizing-antibodies
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Patricia Vietheer, Irene Boo, Jun Gu, Kathleen McCaffrey, Stirling Edwards, Catherine Owczarek, Matthew P Hardy, Louis Fabri, Rob J Center, Pantelis Poumbourios, Heidi E Drummer
: A vaccine that prevents hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is urgently needed to support an emerging global elimination program. However, vaccine development has been confounded because of HCV's high degree of antigenic variability and the preferential induction of type-specific immune responses with limited potency against heterologous viral strains and genotypes. We showed previously that deletion of the three variable regions from the E2 receptor-binding domain (Δ123) increases the ability of human broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs) to inhibit E2-CD81 receptor interactions, suggesting improved bNAb epitope exposure...
December 20, 2016: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993971/the-cd9-cd81-and-cd151-ec2-domains-bind-to-the-classical-rgd-binding-site-of-integrin-%C3%AE-v%C3%AE-3
#17
Jessica Yu, Chia-Ying Lee, Chun Austin Changou, Dora M Cedano-Prieto, Yoko K Takada, Yoshikazu Takada
Tetraspanins play important roles in normal (e.g., cell adhesion, motility, activation, and proliferation), and pathological conditions (e.g., metastasis and viral infection). Tetraspanins interact with integrins and regulate integrin functions, but the specifics of tetraspanin-integrin interaction are unclear. Using co-immunoprecipitation with integrins as a sole method to detect interaction between integrins and full-length tetraspanins, it has been proposed that the variable region (helices D and E) of the extracellular-2 (EC2) of tetraspanins laterally associate with non-ligand-binding site of integrins...
December 19, 2016: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932991/cannabidiol-modulates-the-immunophenotype-and-inhibits-the-activation-of-the-inflammasome-in-human-gingival-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Rosaliana Libro, Domenico Scionti, Francesca Diomede, Marco Marchisio, Gianpaolo Grassi, Federica Pollastro, Adriano Piattelli, Placido Bramanti, Emanuela Mazzon, Oriana Trubiani
Human Gingival Mesenchymal Stem Cells (hGMSCs) are multipotential cells that can expand and differentiate in culture under specific and standardized conditions. In the present study, we have investigated whether in vitro pre-treatment of hGMSCs with Cannabidiol (CBD) can influence their expression profile, improving the therapeutic potential of this cell culture. Following CBD treatment (5 μM) for 24 h, gene expression analysis through Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) has revealed several genes differentially expressed between CBD-treated hGMSCs (CBD-hGMSCs) and control cells (CTR-hGMSCs) that were linked to inflammation and apoptosis...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930836/hepatitis-c-virus-infection-propagates-through-interactions-between-syndecan-1-and-cd81-and-impacts-the-hepatocyte-glycocalyx
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Boyan Grigorov, Emma Reungoat, Alice Gentil Dit Maurin, Mihayl Varbanov, Julie Blaising, Maud Michelet, Rachel Manuel, Romain Parent, Birke Bartosch, Fabien Zoulim, Florence Ruggiero, Eve-Isabelle Pécheur
The hepatitis C virus (HCV) infects hepatocytes after binding to heparan sulfate proteoglycans, in particular Syndecan-1, followed by recognition of the tetraspanin CD81 and other receptors. Heparan sulfate proteoglycans are found in a specific microenvironment coating the hepatocyte surface called the glycocalyx and are receptors for extracellular matrix proteins, cytokines, growth factors, lipoproteins, and infectious agents. We investigated the mutual influence of HCV infection on the glycocalyx and revealed new links between Syndecan-1 and CD81...
December 8, 2016: Cellular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928007/mice-expressing-minimally-humanized-cd81-and-occludin-genes-support-hepatitis-c-virus-uptake-in-vivo
#20
Qiang Ding, Markus von Schaewen, Gabriela Hrebikova, Brigitte Heller, Lisa Sandmann, Mario Plaas, Alexander Ploss
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) causes chronic infections in at least 150 million individuals worldwide. HCV has a narrow host range and robustly infects only humans and chimpanzees. The underlying mechanisms for this narrow host range are incompletely understood. At the level of entry, differences in the amino acid sequences between the human and mouse orthologues of two essential host factors, the tetraspanin CD81 and the tight junction protein occludin (OCLN), explain, at least in part, HCV's limited ability to enter mouse hepatocytes...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Virology
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