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CD103+ dendritic cell

Matthew R Collinson-Pautz, Kevin M Slawin, Jonathan M Levitt, David M Spencer
Therapeutic DNA-based vaccines aim to prime an adaptive host immune response against tumor-associated antigens, eliminating cancer cells primarily through CD8+ cytotoxic T cell-mediated destruction. To be optimally effective, immunological adjuvants are required for the activation of tumor-specific CD8+ T cells responses by DNA vaccination. Here, we describe enhanced anti-tumor efficacy of an in vivo electroporation-delivered DNA vaccine by inclusion of a genetically encoded chimeric MyD88/CD40 (MC) adjuvant, which integrates both innate and adaptive immune signaling pathways...
2016: PloS One
Javier A Carrero, Stephen T Ferris, Emil R Unanue
Islets of Langerhans of all species harbor a small number of resident macrophages. These macrophages are found since birth, do not exchange with blood monocytes, and are maintained by a low level of replication. Under steady state conditions, the islet macrophages are in an activated state. Islet macrophages have an important homeostatic role in islet physiology. At the start of the autoimmune process in the NOD mouse, a small number of CD103+ dendritic cells (DC) are found at about the same time that CD4+ T cells also appear in islets...
October 3, 2016: Current Opinion in Immunology
Morten Hansen, Mads Hald Andersen
Though present in low numbers, dendritic cells (DCs) are recognized as major players in the control of cancer by adaptive immunity. The roles of cytotoxic CD8(+) T-cells and Th1 helper CD4(+) T-cells are well-documented in murine models of cancer and associated with a profound prognostic impact when infiltrating human tumors, but less information is known about how these T-cells gain access to the tumor or how they are primed to become tumor-specific. Here, we highlight recent findings that demonstrate a vital role of CD103(+) DCs, which have been shown to be experts in cross-priming and the induction of anti-tumor immunity...
September 16, 2016: Seminars in Immunopathology
Dallas B Flies, Tomoe Higuchi, Jaryse C Harris, Vibha Jha, Phyllis A Gimotty, Sarah F Adams
Although immune infiltrates in ovarian cancer are associated with improved survival, the ovarian tumor environment has been characterized as immunosuppressive, due in part to functional shifts among dendritic cells with disease progression. We hypothesized that flux in dendritic cell subpopulations with cancer progression were responsible for observed differences in antitumor immune responses in early and late-stage disease. Here we identify three dendritic cell subsets with disparate functions in the ovarian tumor environment...
August 2016: Oncoimmunology
Stefanie Trojandt, Iris Bellinghausen, Angelika B Reske-Kunz, Matthias Bros
Immature dendritic cells (iDCs) and tolerogenic DCs are essential for the induction and maintenance of peripheral tolerance. Tumors produce immuno-modulatory factors which imprint a pro-tolerogenic, maturation-resistant state in DCs. Here we asked for common markers of differentially tolerized human monocyte-derived DC populations. For this, PBMC-derived monocytes were differentiated to DCs in the presence of established immuno-modulators as released by tumors (IL-6, IL-10, TGF-ß, glucocorticoid [GC], prostaglandin E2 [PGE2])...
September 1, 2016: Human Immunology
M Rodriguez-Garcia, Z Shen, F D Barr, A W Boesch, M E Ackerman, J C Kappes, C Ochsenbauer, C R Wira
Dendritic cells (DCs) throughout the female reproductive tract (FRT) were examined for phenotype, HIV capture ability and innate anti-HIV responses. Two main CD11c(+) DC subsets were identified: CD11b(+) and CD11b(low) DCs. CD11b(+)CD14(+) DCs were the most abundant throughout the tract. A majority of CD11c(+)CD14(+) cells corresponded to CD1c(+) myeloid DCs, whereas the rest lacked CD1c and CD163 expression (macrophage marker) and may represent monocyte-derived cells. In addition, we identified CD103(+) DCs, located exclusively in the endometrium, whereas DC-SIGN(+) DCs were broadly distributed throughout the FRT...
August 31, 2016: Mucosal Immunology
Signe Tandrup Schmidt, Swapnil Khadke, Karen Smith Korsholm, Yvonne Perrie, Thomas Rades, Peter Andersen, Camilla Foged, Dennis Christensen
A prerequisite for vaccine-mediated induction of CD8(+) T-cell responses is the targeting of dendritic cell (DC) subsets specifically capable of cross-presenting antigen epitopes to CD8(+) T cells. Administration of a number of cationic adjuvants via the intraperitoneal (i.p.) route has been shown to result in strong CD8(+) T-cell responses, whereas immunization via e.g. the intramuscular (i.m.) or subcutaneous (s.c.) routes often stimulate weak CD8(+) T-cell responses. The hypothesis for this is that self-drainage of the adjuvant/antigen to the lymphoid organs, which takes place upon i...
October 10, 2016: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
Lu Cheng, Huimin Jin, Yetao Qiang, Shuiyun Wu, Cheng Yan, Mutian Han, Tengfei Xiao, Nannan Yan, Huazhang An, Xiaoming Zhou, Qixiang Shao, Sheng Xia
Epidemiological studies have shown that fat rich western diet contributes to the high incidence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Moreover, accumulated data indicated that fat dietary factor might promote the change of the composition and metabolism in commensal flora. But, the exact mechanisms for fatty diet in gut inflammation are not well demonstrated. In this study, we found that high fat diet (HFD) promoted inflammation and exacerbated the disease severity of dextran sulfate sodium (DSS) induced colitis in mice...
August 24, 2016: International Immunopharmacology
Szu-Wei Huang, Catherine Walker, Joanne Pennock, Kathryn Else, Werner Muller, Michael J D Daniels, Carolina Pellegrini, David Brough, Gloria Lopez-Castejon, Sheena M Cruickshank
Infection and injury of the gut are associated with cell damage and release of molecules such as extracellular ATP which is recognised by the purinergic P2X7 receptor (P2X7R). P2X7R is widely expressed in the gut by antigen presenting cells (APC) and epithelial cells, but the role of the P2X7R on epithelial cells is poorly understood. We investigated P2X7R in intestinal epithelium in vitro and in vivo using two model infections- Toxoplasma gondii and Trichinella spiralis. LPS and ATP treatment of intestinal epithelial cells and infection with T...
August 25, 2016: Immunology and Cell Biology
Kim S LeMessurier, Yanyan Lin, Jonathan A McCullers, Amali E Samarasinghe
Influenza is a disease of the respiratory system caused by single stranded RNA viruses with varying genotypes. Immunopathogenesis to influenza viruses differs based on virus strain, dose, and mouse strain used in laboratory models. Although effective mucosal immune defenses are important in early host defense against influenza, information on the kinetics of these immune defense mechanisms during the course of influenza infection is limited. We investigated changes to antimicrobial peptides and primary innate immune cells at early time points after infection and compared these variables between two prominent H1N1 influenza A virus (IAV) strains, A/CA/04/2009 and A/PR/08/1934 in C57BL/6 mice...
September 2016: Antiviral Research
Cristian Doñas, Macarena Carrasco, Macarena Fritz, Carolina Prado, Gabriela Tejón, Francisco Osorio-Barrios, Valeria Manríquez, Paz Reyes, Rodrigo Pacheco, María Rosa Bono, Alejandra Loyola, Mario Rosemblatt
As it has been established that demethylation of lysine 27 of histone H3 by the lysine-specific demethylase JMJD3 increases immune responses and thus elicits inflammation, we hypothesize that inhibition of JMJD3 may attenuate autoimmune disorders. We found that in vivo administration of GSK-J4, a selective inhibitor of JMJD3 and UTX, ameliorates the severity of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE). In vitro experiments revealed that the anti-inflammatory effect of GSK-J4 was exerted through an effect on dendritic cells (DCs), promoting a tolerogenic profile characterized by reduced expression of costimulatory molecules CD80/CD86, an increased expression of tolerogenic molecules CD103 and TGF-β1, and reduced secretion of proinflammatory cytokines IL-6, IFN-γ, and TNF...
August 12, 2016: Journal of Autoimmunity
Nancy Van Prooyen, C Allen Henderson, Davina Hocking Murray, Anita Sil
Innate immune cells shape the host response to microbial pathogens. Here we elucidate critical differences in the molecular response of macrophages vs. dendritic cells (DCs) to Histoplasma capsulatum, an intracellular fungal pathogen of humans. It has long been known that macrophages are permissive for Histoplasma growth and succumb to infection, whereas DCs restrict fungal growth and survive infection. We used murine macrophages and DCs to identify host pathways that influence fungal proliferation and host-cell viability...
July 2016: PLoS Pathogens
Edward W Roberts, Miranda L Broz, Mikhail Binnewies, Mark B Headley, Amanda E Nelson, Denise M Wolf, Tsuneyasu Kaisho, Dusan Bogunovic, Nina Bhardwaj, Matthew F Krummel
Intratumoral dendritic cells (DC) bearing CD103 in mice or CD141 in humans drive intratumoral CD8(+) T cell activation. Using multiple strategies, we identified a critical role for these DC in trafficking tumor antigen to lymph nodes (LN), resulting in both direct CD8(+) T cell stimulation and antigen hand-off to resident myeloid cells. These effects all required CCR7. Live imaging demonstrated direct presentation to T cells in LN, and CCR7 loss specifically in these cells resulted in defective LN T cell priming and increased tumor outgrowth...
August 8, 2016: Cancer Cell
Kerry L Hilligan, Lisa M Connor, Alfonso J Schmidt, Franca Ronchese
Macrophage and dendritic cell (DC) populations residing in the intestinal lamina propria (LP) are highly heterogeneous and have disparate yet collaborative roles in the promotion of adaptive immune responses towards intestinal antigen. Under steady-state conditions, macrophages are efficient at acquiring antigen but are non-migratory. In comparison, intestinal DC are inefficient at antigen uptake but migrate to the mesenteric lymph nodes (mLN) where they present antigen to T cells. Whether such distinction in the roles of DC and macrophages in the uptake and transport of antigen is maintained under immunostimulatory conditions is less clear...
2016: PloS One
Gilles Boschetti, Reem Kanjarawi, Emilie Bardel, Sophie Collardeau-Frachon, Remi Duclaux-Loras, Ludovic Moro-Sibilot, Thibaut Almeras, Bernard Flourié, Stephane Nancey, Dominique Kaiserlian
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Regulatory Foxp3(+)CD4(+) T cells [Tregs] have been implicated in the control of colitis in T-cell transfer models, yet their ability to regulate colitis induced by innate immunity and the impact of gut inflammation on their fate and function have been poorly documented. METHODS: Colitis was induced by dextran sodium sulphate in DEREG transgenic mice. Tregs ablation and transfer experiments showd that Tregs could limit the severity of colitis in B6 mice...
June 30, 2016: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
Eric V Marietta, Joseph A Murray, David H Luckey, Patricio R Jeraldo, Abhinav Lamba, Robin Patel, Harvinder S Luthra, Ashutosh Mangalam, Veena Taneja
OBJECTIVE: The gut microbiome regulates host immune homeostasis. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is associated with intestinal dysbiosis. In this study we used a human gut-derived commensal to modulate immune response and treat arthritis in a humanized mouse model. METHODS: We have isolated a commensal bacterium, Prevotella histicola, native to the human gut that has systemic immune effects when administered enterally. Arthritis-susceptible HLA-DQ8 mice were immunized with type II collagen and treated with P...
June 23, 2016: Arthritis & Rheumatology
Jian Tan, Craig McKenzie, Peter J Vuillermin, Gera Goverse, Carola G Vinuesa, Reina E Mebius, Laurence Macia, Charles R Mackay
The incidence of food allergies in western countries has increased dramatically in recent decades. Tolerance to food antigens relies on mucosal CD103(+) dendritic cells (DCs), which promote differentiation of regulatory T (Treg) cells. We show that high-fiber feeding in mice improved oral tolerance and protected from food allergy. High-fiber feeding reshaped gut microbial ecology and increased the release of short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs), particularly acetate and butyrate. High-fiber feeding enhanced oral tolerance and protected against food allergy by enhancing retinal dehydrogenase activity in CD103(+) DC...
June 21, 2016: Cell Reports
Emil R Unanue, Stephen T Ferris, Javier A Carrero
We have been examining antigen presentation and the antigen presenting cells (APCs) in the islets of Langerhans of the non-obese diabetic (NOD) mouse. The purpose is to identify the earliest events that initiate autoimmunity in this confined tissue. Islets normally have a population of macrophages that is distinct from those that inhabit the exocrine pancreas. Also found in NOD islets is a minor population of dendritic cells (DCs) that bear the CD103 integrin. We find close interactions between beta cells and the two APCs that result in the initiation of the autoimmunity...
July 2016: Immunological Reviews
Takanori Ochi, Yongjia Feng, Sho Kitamoto, Hiroko Nagao-Kitamoto, Peter Kuffa, Koji Atarashi, Kenya Honda, Daniel H Teitelbaum, Nobuhiko Kamada
Intestinal resident macrophages (Mϕs) regulate gastrointestinal homeostasis via production of an anti-inflammatory cytokine interleukin (IL)-10. Although a constant replenishment by circulating monocytes is required to maintain the pool of resident Mϕs in the colonic mucosa, the homeostatic regulation of Mϕ in the small intestine (SI) remains unclear. Here, we demonstrate that direct stimulation by dietary amino acids regulates the homeostasis of intestinal Mϕs in the SI. Mice that received total parenteral nutrition (TPN), which deprives the animals of enteral nutrients, displayed a significant decrease of IL-10-producing Mϕs in the SI, whereas the IL-10-producing CD4(+) T cells remained intact...
2016: Scientific Reports
Jung-Ok Kang, Jee-Boong Lee, Jun Chang
Cholera toxin (CT), an exotoxin produced by Vibrio cholera, acts as a mucosal adjuvant. In a previous study, we showed that CT skews differentiation of CD4 T cells to IL-17-producing Th17 cells. Here, we found that intranasal administration of CT induced migration of migratory dendritic cell (DC) populations, CD103+ DCs and CD11bhi DCs, to the lung draining mediastinal lymph nodes (medLN). Among those DC subsets, CD11bhi DCs that were relatively immature had a major role in Th17 cell differentiation after administration of CT...
2016: PloS One
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