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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331088/significance-of-circulatory-dpp4-activity-in-metabolic-diseases
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REVIEW
Titli Nargis, Partha Chakrabarti
Dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP4), also known as CD26 is a type II transmembrane protein that is released from the cell membrane in a nonclassical secretory mechanism. This exopeptidase selectively degrades varieties of substrates including incretin hormones, growth factors, and cytokines. A significant detectable amount of DPP4 activity can be measured in plasma as well as in different tissues such as intestinal epithelium, vascular endothelium, lymphocytes, monocytes, kidney, liver, adipose, lung, thymus, spleen, prostate, etc...
January 13, 2018: IUBMB Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297467/expansion-of-a-cd26low-effector-th-subset-and-reduction-of-circulating-levels-of-scd26-in-stable-allergic-asthma-in-adults
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J J Nieto-Fontarigo, F J González-Barcala, M E San-José, M J Cruz, T Linares, M T Soto-Mera, L Valdés, M A García-González, L J Andrade-Bulos, P Arias, M Nogueira, F J Salgado
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Asthma pathogenesis is dependent on the balance between regulatory and effector T cells, which display differential expression of CD25 and CD26. Therefore, alteration of circulating levels of sCD25 and sCD26 during allergic asthma could be conditioned by leukocyte phenotype changes. Objectives: To analyse CD25 and CD26 expression on T lymphocytes and their soluble derivatives (sCD25, sCD26) during stable phases of moderate-severe allergic asthma. METHODS: Cross-sectional study with two adult cohorts of allergic asthmatics...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Investigational Allergology & Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251620/-effect-of-afobazole-and-levodopa-on-the-activity-of-proline-specific-proteinases-and-adenosine-deaminase-in-blood-serum-and-brain-structures-of-rats-with-experimental-parkinson-s-syndrome-induced-by-systemic-administration-of-rotenone
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E A Ivanova, N N Zolotov, I G Kapitsa, V F Pozdnev, E A Valdman, T A Voronina
Rats with experimental Parkinson's syndrome induced by seven-day intraperitoneal administration of rotenone at a dose of 2.75 mg/kg have an increased activity of prolylendopeptidase (EC 3.4.21.26, PREP) in blood serum and a decreased activity of adenosine deaminase (EC 3.5.4.4, ADA) in serum and in the prefrontal cortex. PREP and ADA activity in other brain structures (in the striatum, hypothalamus and hippocampus) did not change; dipeptidyl peptidase IV activity (EC 3.4.14.5, DPP-4, CD26) also remained constant in serum and in all the brain structures investigated...
November 2017: Biomedit︠s︡inskai︠a︡ Khimii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215551/cmg2-expression-is-an-independent-prognostic-factor-for-soft-tissue-sarcoma-patients
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Thomas Greither, Alice Wedler, Swetlana Rot, Jacqueline Keßler, Astrid Kehlen, Hans-Jürgen Holzhausen, Matthias Bache, Peter Würl, Helge Taubert, Matthias Kappler
The capillary morphogenesis gene 2 (CMG2), also known as the anthrax toxin receptor 2 (ANTXR2), is a transmembrane protein putatively involved in extracellular matrix (ECM) adhesion and tissue remodeling. CMG2 promotes endothelial cell proliferation and exhibits angiogenic properties. Its downregulation is associated with a worsened survival of breast carcinoma patients. Aim of this study was to analyze the CMG2 mRNA and protein expression in soft tissue sarcoma and their association with patient outcome. CMG2 mRNA was measured in 121 tumor samples of soft tissue sarcoma patients using quantitative real-time PCR...
December 7, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213079/human-cd26high-t-cells-elicit-tumor-immunity-against-multiple-malignancies-via-enhanced-migration-and-persistence
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Stefanie R Bailey, Michelle H Nelson, Kinga Majchrzak, Jacob S Bowers, Megan M Wyatt, Aubrey S Smith, Lillian R Neal, Keisuke Shirai, Carmine Carpenito, Carl H June, Michael J Zilliox, Chrystal M Paulos
CD8+ T lymphocytes mediate potent immune responses against tumor, but the role of human CD4+ T cell subsets in cancer immunotherapy remains ill-defined. Herein, we exhibit that CD26 identifies three T helper subsets with distinct immunological properties in both healthy individuals and cancer patients. Although CD26neg T cells possess a regulatory phenotype, CD26int T cells are mainly naive and CD26high T cells appear terminally differentiated and exhausted. Paradoxically, CD26high T cells persist in and regress multiple solid tumors following adoptive cell transfer...
December 6, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180044/cell-intrinsic-characteristics-of-human-cord-blood-na%C3%A3-ve-cd4t-cells
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Ramiah D Jacks, Taylor J Keller, Alexander Nelson, Michael Nishimura, Paula White, Makio Iwashima
It has been generally considered that the perinatal immune system is less inflammatory compared to the adult system and type 2 responses predominate perinatal immune responses against antigens. Indeed, previous studies in mice showed that there are cell-intrinsic differences between neonatal and adult CD4T cells. However, studies on human cord blood and infant blood demonstrated that human perinatal T cells do not produce elevated levels of Th2 cytokines with the exception of IL-13. These data raise the question if human T cells in the perinatal blood fundamentally differ from adult T cells...
November 24, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175506/cd26-expression-is-down-regulated-on-cd8-t-cells-in-patients-with-hashimoto-s-thyroiditis
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Yalei Liu, Yuan Li, Yan Gong, Nan Yu, Yang Zhang, Ran You, Chenxue Qu, Guizhi Lu, Youyuan Huang, Ying Gao, Yanming Gao, Xiaohui Guo
The immune mechanism underlying Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) remains unclear. CD26, also known as dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP-4), is a multifunctional molecule involved in the pathophysiology of autoimmune diseases. This study aimed to investigate the role of CD26 in the pathogenesis of HT. Peripheral blood was drawn from 20 healthy controls and 31 HT patients (19 mild HT patients and 12 severe HT patients). Plasma sCD26 concentrations were measured by ELISA, and sCD26 enzymatic activity was assessed using a luciferase-based assay...
November 23, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135679/characterization-of-the-human-pancreas-side-population-as-a-potential-reservoir-of-adult-stem-cells
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Petra Augstein, Thomas Loudovaris, Esther Bandala-Sanchez, Peter Heinke, Gaetano Naselli, Lily Lee, Wayne J Hawthorne, L Jorge Góñez, Alana M Neale, François Vaillant, Helen E Thomas, Thomas W Kay, Ilia Banakh, Leonard C Harrison
OBJECTIVES: The side population (SP) contains cells with stem cell/progenitor properties. Previously, we observed that the mouse pancreas SP expanded after pancreatic injury. We aimed to characterize the SP in human pancreas as a potential source of stem cells. METHODS: Human organ donor pancreata were fractionated into islets and exocrine tissue, enriched by tissue culture and dispersed into single cells. Cells were phenotyped by flow cytometry, and the SP was defined by efflux of fluorescent dye Hoechst 33342 visualized by ultraviolet excitation...
November 10, 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130940/neuropeptide-y-regulates-a-vascular-gateway-for-hematopoietic-stem-and-progenitor-cells
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Pratibha Singh, Jonathan Hoggatt, Malgorzata M Kamocka, Khalid S Mohammad, Mary R Saunders, Hongge Li, Jennifer Speth, Nadia Carlesso, Theresa A Guise, Louis M Pelus
Endothelial cells (ECs) are components of the hematopoietic microenvironment and regulate hematopoietic stem and progenitor cell (HSPC) homeostasis. Cytokine treatments that cause HSPC trafficking to peripheral blood are associated with an increase in dipeptidylpeptidase 4/CD26 (DPP4/CD26), an enzyme that truncates the neurotransmitter neuropeptide Y (NPY). Here, we show that enzymatically altered NPY signaling in ECs caused reduced VE-cadherin and CD31 expression along EC junctions, resulting in increased vascular permeability and HSPC egress...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130939/open-the-gates-vascular-neurocrine-signaling-mobilizes-hematopoietic-stem-and-progenitor-cells
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Tomer Itkin, Jésus María Gómez-Salinero, Shahin Rafii
Mobilization of hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs) from the bone marrow (BM) into the peripheral blood is a complex process that is enhanced dramatically under stress-induced conditions. A better understanding of how the mobilization process is regulated will likely facilitate the development of improved clinical protocols for stem cell harvesting and transplantation. In this issue of the JCI, Singh et al. (1) showed that the truncated cleaved form of neurotransmitter neuropeptide Y (NPY) actively promotes a breach of BM vascular sinusoidal portals, thereby augmenting HSPC trafficking to the circulation...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113797/caveolin-1-a-binding-protein-of-cd26-is-essential-for-the-anti-inflammatory-effects-of-dipeptidyl-peptidase-4-inhibitors-on-human-and-mouse-macrophages
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Munenori Hiromura, Kyoko Nohtomi, Yusaku Mori, Hideo Kataoka, Marika Sugano, Kei Ohnuma, Hirotaka Kuwata, Tsutomu Hirano
We previously reported that inhibition of dipeptidyl peptidase (DPP)-4, the catalytic site of CD26, prevents atherosclerosis in animal models through suppression of inflammation; however, the underlying molecular mechanisms have not been fully elucidated. Caveolin-1 (Cav-1), a major structural protein of caveolae located on the surface of the cellular membrane, has been reported to modulate inflammatory responses by binding to CD26 in T cells. In this study, we investigated the role of Cav-1 in the suppression of inflammation mediated by the DPP-4 inhibitor, teneligliptin, using mouse and human macrophages...
November 4, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107298/klk5-induces-shedding-of-dpp4-from-circulatory-th17-cells-in-type-2-diabetes
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Titli Nargis, Krishna Kumar, Amrit Raj Ghosh, Amit Sharma, Dipayan Rudra, Debrup Sen, Saikat Chakrabarti, Satinath Mukhopadhyay, Dipyaman Ganguly, Partha Chakrabarti
OBJECTIVE: Increasing plasma levels and activity of dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP4 or CD26) are associated with rapid progression of metabolic syndrome to overt type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). While DPP4 inhibitors are increasingly used as anti-hyperglycemic agents, the reason for the increase in plasma DPP4 activity in T2DM patients remains elusive. METHODS: We looked into the source of plasma DPP4 activity in a cohort of 135 treatment naive nonobese (BMI < 30) T2DM patients...
November 2017: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075255/il-17-production-from-t-helper-17-mucosal-associated-invariant-t-and-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-cells-in-tuberculosis-infection-and-disease
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Felicity Coulter, Amy Parrish, Declan Manning, Beate Kampmann, Joseph Mendy, Mathieu Garand, David M Lewinsohn, Eleanor M Riley, Jayne S Sutherland
IL-17-producing cells have been shown to be important in the early stages of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) infection in animal models. However, there are very little data on the role of IL-17 in human studies of tuberculosis (TB). We recruited TB patients and their highly exposed contacts who were further categorized based on results from an IFN-γ-release assay (IGRA): (1) IGRA positive (IGRA+) at recruitment (latently TB infected), (2) IGRA negative (IGRA-) at recruitment and 6 months [non-converters (NC)], and (3) IGRA- at recruitment and IGRA+ at 6 months (converters)...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031704/evaluation-of-cooperative-antileukemic-effects-of-nilotinib-and-vildagliptin-in-ph-chronic-myeloid-leukemia
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Michael Willmann, Irina Sadovnik, Gregor Eisenwort, Martin Entner, Tina Bernthaler, Gabriele Stefanzl, Emir Hadzijusufovic, Daniela Berger, Harald Herrmann, Gregor Hoermann, Peter Valent, Thomas Rülicke
Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is a stem cell (SC) neoplasm characterized by the BCR/ABL1 oncogene. Although the disease can be kept under control using BCR/ABL1 tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) in most cases, some patients relapse or have resistant disease, so there is a need to identify new therapeutic targets in this malignancy. Recent data suggest that leukemic SCs (LSCs) in CML display the stem-cell (SC)-mobilizing cell surface enzyme dipeptidyl-peptidase IV (DPPIV = CD26) in an aberrant manner. In the present study, we analyzed the effects of the DPPIV blocker vildagliptin as single agent or in combination with the BCR/ABL1 TKI imatinib or nilotinib on growth and survival of CML LSCs in vitro and on LSC engraftment in an in vivo xenotransplantation nonobese diabetic SCID-IL-2Rγ(-/-) (NSG) mouse model...
October 12, 2017: Experimental Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954469/proliferative-anti-apoptotic-and-immune-enhancing-effects-of-l-arginine-in-culture-of-skin-fibroblasts
#15
H Kocic, I Arsic, M Stankovic, D Tiodorovic, V Ciric, G Kocic
Semi-essential amino acid L-arginine may be of fundamental importance in various intracellular and intercellular pathways related to skin repair and wound healing. Our current study was aimed to explore the effect of L-arginine on skin fibroblast (L929) signaling pathways involved in cell proliferation (Akt-pAkt kinase, Erk/pErk1/2 kinase, JNK/pJNK kinase and pStat-1), apoptosis (Bcl2 and Bax) and immune defense (NF-κB and CD26). Significant upregulation of Erk (p<0.011), pErk (p<0.017) and JNK (p<0...
July 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916770/changes-in-cd73-cd39-and-cd26-expression-on-t-lymphocytes-of-anca-associated-vasculitis-patients-suggest-impairment-in-adenosine-generation-and-turn-over
#16
Lovis Kling, Urs Benck, Annette Breedijk, Lisa Leikeim, Marianne Heitzmann, Stefan Porubsky, Bernhard K Krämer, Benito A Yard, Anna-Isabelle Kälsch
Extracellular adenosine, generated via the concerted action of CD39 and CD73, contributes to T-cell differentiation and function. Adenosine concentrations are furthermore influenced by adenosine deaminase binding protein CD26. Because aberrant T-cell phenotypes had been reported in anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic auto-antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV) patients, an impaired expression of these molecules on T-cells of AAV patients was hypothesized in the present study. While in AAV patients (n = 29) CD26 was increased on CD4(+) lymphocytes, CD39 and CD73 were generally reduced on patients' T-cells...
September 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703769/glycosaminoglycans-regulate-cxcr3-ligands-at-distinct-levels-protection-against-processing-by-dipeptidyl-peptidase-iv-cd26-and-interference-with-receptor-signaling
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Mieke Metzemaekers, Anneleen Mortier, Rik Janssens, Daiane Boff, Lotte Vanbrabant, Nicole Lamoen, Jo Van Damme, Mauro M Teixeira, Ingrid De Meester, Flávio A Amaral, Paul Proost
CXC chemokine ligand (CXCL)9, CXCL10 and CXCL11 direct chemotaxis of mainly T cells and NK cells through activation of their common CXC chemokine receptor (CXCR)3. They are inactivated upon NH₂-terminal cleavage by dipeptidyl peptidase IV/CD26. In the present study, we found that different glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) protect the CXCR3 ligands against proteolytic processing by CD26 without directly affecting the enzymatic activity of CD26. In addition, GAGs were shown to interfere with chemokine-induced CXCR3 signaling...
July 13, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687990/cd34-negative-hematopoietic-stem-cells-show-distinct-expression-profiles-of-homing-molecules-that-limit-engraftment-in-mice-and-sheep
#18
Tomoyuki Abe, Yoshikazu Matsuoka, Yoshikazu Nagao, Yoshiaki Sonoda, Yutaka Hanazono
We and others have reported that human hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) are also present in the CD34-negative (CD34(-)) fraction of human cord blood (CB). Here, we examined the hematopoietic engraftment potential of 13 or 18 lineage-negative (13Lin(-) or 18Lin(-)) CD34(+/-) cells from human CB in mice and sheep. Both 13Lin(-) and 18Lin(-) CD34(+) cells efficiently engrafted in mice irrespective of transplantation route, be it by tail-vein injection (TVI) or by intra-bone marrow injection (IBMI). These cells also engrafted in sheep after in utero fetal intra-hepatic injection (IHI)...
November 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684129/chemokine-isoforms-and-processing-in-inflammation-and-immunity
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REVIEW
Paul Proost, Sofie Struyf, Jo Van Damme, Pierre Fiten, Estefania Ugarte-Berzal, Ghislain Opdenakker
The first dimension of chemokine heterogeneity is reflected by their discovery and purification as natural proteins. Each of those chemokines attracted a specific inflammatory leukocyte type. With the introduction of genomic technologies, a second wave of chemokine heterogeneity was established by the discovery of putative chemokine-like sequences and by demonstrating chemotactic activity of the gene products in physiological leukocyte homing. In the postgenomic era, the third dimension of chemokine heterogeneity is the description of posttranslational modifications on most chemokines...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670232/changes-in-serum-levels-of-lipopolysaccharides-and-cd26-in-patients-with-crohn-s-disease
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Daniéla Oliveira Magro, Paulo Gustavo Kotze, Carlos Augusto Real Martinez, Michel Gardere Camargo, Dioze Guadagnini, Antonio Ramos Calixto, Ana Carolina Junqueira Vasques, Maria de Lourdes Setsuko Ayrizono, Bruno Geloneze, José Carlos Pareja, Mario José Saad, Claudio Saddy Rodrigues Coy
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) is a molecule formed by lipids and polysaccharides and is the major cell wall component of gram-negative bacteria. High LPS levels are known to block CD26 expression by activating Toll-like receptor 4. The aim of this study was to correlate the serum levels of LPS and CD26 in Crohn's disease (CD) patients with serum levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), interleukins, CD activity index, and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α). METHODS: Serum samples were collected from 27 individuals (10 with active CD, 10 with inactive CD, and 7 controls) and the levels of LPS, CD26, TNF-α, interleukin-1β (IL-1β), IL-6, IL-17, and CRP were determined by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
July 2017: Intestinal Research
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