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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458078/isolation-of-intact-rna-from-murine-cd4-t-cells-after-intracellular-cytokine-staining-and-fluorescence-activated-cell-sorting
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Shajo Kunnath-Velayudhan, Steven A Porcelli
Intracellular cytokine staining (ICS) is a powerful method for identifying functionally distinct lymphocyte subsets, and for isolating these by fluorescence activated cell sorting (FACS). Although transcriptomic analysis of cells sorted on the basis of ICS has many potential applications, this is rarely performed because of the difficulty in isolating intact RNA from cells processed using standard fixation and permeabilization buffers for ICS. To address this issue, we compared three buffers shown previously to preserve RNA in nonhematopoietic cells subjected to intracellular staining for their effects on RNA isolated from T lymphocytes processed for ICS...
February 17, 2018: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457614/poly-trimethylene-carbonate-and-poly-d-l-lactic-acid-modify-human-dendritic-cell-responses-to-staphylococci-but-do-not-affect-th1-and-th2-cell-development
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P P Balraadjsing, E C de Jong, D W Grijpma, M W Tanck, S A Zaat
Biomaterial-associated infections (BAIs) are frequent complications in the use of medical devices (biomaterials) correlated with considerable patient discomfort and high treatment costs. The presence of a biomaterial in the host causes derangement of local immune responses increasing susceptibility to infection. Dendritic cells (DCs) have an important role in directing the nature of immune responses by activating and controlling CD4+ T helper (Th) cell responses. To assess the immunomodulatory effect of the combined presence of biomaterials and Staphylococcus aureus (S...
February 19, 2018: European Cells & Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457221/association-of-stat6-gene-variants-with-food-allergy-diagnosed-by-double-blind-placebo-controlled-food-challenges
#3
C D van Ginkel, M E Pettersson, A E J Dubois, G H Koppelman
This study describes the role of two STAT6 gene variants in food allergy using data of patients and their parents who underwent double-blind placebo-controlled food challenges (DBPCFCs). After quality control, 369 trios were analyzed including 262 children (71.0%) with food allergy. Associations were tested by family based association testing (FBAT). The A alleles of both SNPs were associated with food allergy (p=0.036 and p=0.013 for rs324015 and rs1059513, respectively). Furthermore, these A alleles were associated with peanut allergy, higher sIgE levels to both peanut and cow's milk, more severe symptoms and higher eliciting doses during peanut and cow's milk DBPCFCs (all p<0...
February 19, 2018: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457218/regulatory-t-cells-are-required-for-normal-and-activin-promoted-wound-repair-in-mice
#4
Eric Haertel, Natasha Joshi, Paul Hiebert, Manfred Kopf, Sabine Werner
Healing of skin wounds is orchestrated by various types of immune cells, but little is known about the role of FoxP3+ regulatory T cells (Tregs) in this process. Here we determined if Tregs are important for wound healing in normal mice and if they contribute to the accelerated healing of mice overexpressing the growth and differentiation factor activin. Diphtheria-toxin induced Treg depletion prior to injury caused impaired healing characterized by delayed re-epithelialization, reduced wound contraction and impaired vessel maturation...
February 19, 2018: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456700/effects-of-hiv-on-metabolic-and-biological-pathways-of-cd4-t-lymphocytes
#5
Yanli Ma, Wenge Zhao, Changhe Shi, Ning Wang, Tianli Fan
The effects of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) on the metabolic and biological pathways of cluster of differentiation (CD)4+ T lymphocytes were investigated. A total of 150 patients with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and 50 healthy individuals who were admitted to hospital for physical examination during the period of June 2016 to January 2017, were selected as subjects in the present study. According to the virus load, 150 AIDS patients were divided into three groups: i) Viral load >106 copies/ml (group A, n=39), ii) 104 copies/ml < viral load <105 copies/ml (group B, n=76), and iii) viral load <104 copies/ml (group C, n=35)...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456655/effect-of-immune-tolerance-induced-by-immature-dendritic-cells-and-ctla4-ig-on-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-an-in-vivo-study
#6
Cuili Huang, Lidan Zhang, Fang Ling, Sijian Wen, Yanyan Luo, Hui Liu, Jingping Liu, Wenjun Zheng, Ming Liang, Jian Sun, You-Kun Lin
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multi-organ autoimmune disease in which tissue damage is caused by autoantibodies. The induction of specific immune tolerance, including the utilization of immune regulatory cells, may enhance the therapeutic effects of organ transplantation in patients with SLE. Furthermore, inhibiting immune responses has been reported to be an effective treatment for SLE. However, few studies have explored the association between an increased immune tolerance and a decreased immune response in SLE treatment...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456637/effects-of-astrogaloside-on-the-inflammation-and-immunity-of-renal-failure-patients-receiving-maintenance-dialysis
#7
Renlian Sun, Haiwei Ren, Jianxin Wei
Chronic renal failure is a type of clinical syndrome originating from chronic renal diseases. The aim of the study was to investigate the effect of astrogaloside on the inflammation and immunity of renal failure patients receiving maintenance dialysis. We randomly selected 92 renal failure patients receiving maintenance dialysis who were admitted to hospital for treatment between May, 2015 and April, 2016. Patients were randomly divided into the control (n=46) and observation (n=46) groups. Patients in the control group received the regular dialysis plus the basic treatment in Western medicine, while in the observation group, patients additionally received astrogaloside via intravenous injection as treatment...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456534/critical-role-of-tgf-%C3%AE-and-il-2-receptor-signaling-in-foxp3-induction-by-an-inhibitor-of-dna-methylation
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Kristin Freudenberg, Nadja Lindner, Sebastian Dohnke, Annette I Garbe, Sonja Schallenberg, Karsten Kretschmer
Under physiological conditions, CD4+ regulatory T (Treg) cells expressing the transcription factor Foxp3 are generated in the thymus [thymus-derived Foxp3+ Treg (tTregs) cells] and extrathymically at peripheral sites [peripherally induced Foxp3+ Treg (pTreg) cell], and both developmental subsets play non-redundant roles in maintaining self-tolerance throughout life. In addition, a variety of experimental in vitro and in vivo modalities can extrathymically elicit a Foxp3+ Treg cell phenotype in peripheral CD4+ Foxp3- T cells, which has attracted much interest as an approach toward cell-based therapy in clinical settings of undesired immune responses...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456530/donor-genotype-in-the-interleukin-7-receptor-%C3%AE-chain-predicts-risk-of-graft-versus-host-disease-and-cytomegalovirus-infection-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Katrine Kielsen, Christian Enevold, Carsten Heilmann, Henrik Sengeløv, Anders Elm Pedersen, Lars P Ryder, Klaus Müller
The efficacy of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is challenged by acute and chronic graft-versus-host disease (aGVHD and cGVHD) and viral infections due to long-lasting immunodeficiency. Interleukin-7 (IL-7) is a cytokine essential for de novo T cell generation in thymus and peripheral T cell homeostasis. In this study, we investigated the impact of the single nucleotide polymorphism rs6897932 in the IL-7 receptor α-chain (IL-7Rα) which has previously been associated with several autoimmune diseases...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456529/challenges-and-opportunities-for-biomarkers-of-clinical-response-to-ahsct-in-autoimmunity
#10
Kristina M Harris, Tingting Lu, Noha Lim, Laurence A Turka
Autoimmunity represents a broad category of diseases that involve a variety of organ targets and distinct autoantigens. For patients with autoimmune diseases who fail to respond to approved disease-modifying treatments, autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (AHSCT) after high-dose immunosuppressive therapy provides an alternative strategy. Although more than 100 studies have been published on AHSCT efficacy in autoimmunity, the mechanisms that confer long-term disease remission as opposed to continued deterioration or disease reactivation remain to be determined...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455927/fibroblast-heterogeneity-and-immunosuppressive-environment-in-human-breast-cancer
#11
Ana Costa, Yann Kieffer, Alix Scholer-Dahirel, Floriane Pelon, Brigitte Bourachot, Melissa Cardon, Philemon Sirven, Ilaria Magagna, Laetitia Fuhrmann, Charles Bernard, Claire Bonneau, Maria Kondratova, Inna Kuperstein, Andrei Zinovyev, Anne-Marie Givel, Maria-Carla Parrini, Vassili Soumelis, Anne Vincent-Salomon, Fatima Mechta-Grigoriou
Carcinoma-associated fibroblasts (CAF) are key players in the tumor microenvironment. Here, we characterize four CAF subsets in breast cancer with distinct properties and levels of activation. Two myofibroblastic subsets (CAF-S1, CAF-S4) accumulate differentially in triple-negative breast cancers (TNBC). CAF-S1 fibroblasts promote an immunosuppressive environment through a multi-step mechanism. By secreting CXCL12, CAF-S1 attracts CD4+ CD25+ T lymphocytes and retains them by OX40L, PD-L2, and JAM2. Moreover, CAF-S1 increases T lymphocyte survival and promotes their differentiation into CD25High FOXP3High , through B7H3, CD73, and DPP4...
February 12, 2018: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455107/helios-expression-in-regulatory-t-cells-promotes-immunosuppression-angiogenesis-and-the-growth-of-leukemia-cells-in-pediatric-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Xue Li, Dong Li, Xiaoyang Huang, Panpan Zhou, Qing Shi, Bing Zhang, Xiuli Ju
Regulatory T cells (Tregs) characterized by the transcription factor forkhead box P3 (FoxP3) are crucial for maintaining immune tolerance and preventing autoimmunity. However, FoxP3 does not function alone and Helios is considered a potential candidate for defining Treg subsets. In this study, we investigated the expression and function of Helios for identifying Tregs in childhood precursor B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (pre-B ALL). Our results demonstrated that patients with pre-B ALL had a higher percentage of Helios+ FoxP3+ CD4+ Tregs...
February 14, 2018: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455062/enhanced-contraception-of-canine-zona-pellucida-3-dna-vaccine-via-targeting-dec-205-in-mice
#13
Ying Wang, Beibei Zhang, Jinyao Li, Adila Aipire, Yijie Li, Fuchun Zhang
Zona pellucida 3 (ZP3) is a potential antigen for the development of contraceptive vaccines to control animal population. In this study, we designed a canine ZP3 (CZP3) DNA vaccine through targeting DEC-205 (named as pcD-scFv-CZP3c) and investigated its contraceptive effect in mice. Female BALB/c mice were intramuscularly immunized 3 times at 2 weeks intervals. After immunization, humoral and cellular immune responses were detected by ELISA and flow cytometry. The results showed that pcD-CZP3 and pcD-scFv-CZP3c induced CZP3-specific antibody (Ab) responses both in serum and vaginal secretions compared to pcDNA3...
February 9, 2018: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454913/restoring-th17-treg-balance-via-modulation-of-stat3-and-stat5-activation-contributes-to-the-amelioration-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-by-bufei-yishen-formula
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Peng Zhao, Jiansheng Li, Yange Tian, Jing Mao, Xuefang Liu, Suxiang Feng, Junzi Li, Qingqing Bian, Huige Ji, Lanxi Zhang
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGY RELEVANCE: Bufei Yishen formula (BYF), a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), has been extensively applied in clinical treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and provides an effective treatment strategy for the syndrome of lung-kidney qi deficiency in COPD patients. Here, we investigated its anti-COPD mechanism in COPD rats in relation to the balance between T helper (Th) 17 cells and regulatory T (Treg) cells. METHODS: Rat model of cigarette smoke- and bacterial infection-induced COPD was established, and orally treated with BYF for 12 consecutive weeks...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454785/lymphoid-tissue-inducer-a-divergent-member-of-the-ilc-family
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Chao Zhong, Mingzhu Zheng, Jinfang Zhu
Innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) that are capable of producing effector cytokines reminiscent of CD4+ T helper (Th) cells during infections and tissue inflammations have drawn much attention in the immunology field in recent years. Within the ILCs, the lymphoid tissue inducer (LTi) cells that play a critical role in lymphoid organogenesis were identified long before the establishment of the ILC concept. LTi cells, developed and functioning mainly at the fetal stage, and LTi-like cells, presumably generated during the adulthood, are regarded as a subset of type 3 ILCs (ILC3s) because they express the ILC3 lineage-defining transcription factor RORγt, and like other ILC3s, can produce an ILC3 signature cytokine IL-22 and initiate protective immune responses against extracellular bacteria...
February 13, 2018: Cytokine & Growth Factor Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454648/foxp3-renders-activated-human-regulatory-t-cells-resistant-to-restimulation-induced-cell-death-by-suppressing-sap-expression
#16
Gil Katz, Kelsey Voss, Toria F Yan, Yong Chan Kim, Robert L Kortum, David W Scott, Andrew L Snow
Restimulation-induced cell death (RICD) is an apoptotic program that regulates effector T cell expansion, triggered by repeated stimulation through the T cell receptor (TCR) in the presence of interleukin-2 (IL-2). Although CD4+ regulatory T cells (Tregs) consume IL-2 and experience frequent TCR stimulation, they are highly resistant to RICD. Resistance in Tregs is dependent on the forkhead box P3 (FOXP3) transcription factor, although the mechanism remains unclear. T cells from patients with X-linked lymphoproliferative disease (XLP-1), that lack the adaptor molecule SLAM-associated protein (SAP), are also resistant to RICD...
February 12, 2018: Cellular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454646/alteration-of-ccr6-cd95-cd4-na%C3%A3-ve-t-cells-in-hiv-1-infected-patients-implication-for-clinical-practice
#17
Hong Sun, Wenqing Geng, Hualu Cui, Guoxin Liang, Yajing Fu, Zining Zhang, Yongjun Jiang, Haibo Ding, Junjie Xu, Hong Shang
The profound deficiency of Th17 cells contributes to HIV disease progression. The mechanisms of their perturbation remain unclear. Recently, CCR6+ CD95+ CD4+ naïve T cells (CCR6+ CD95+ CD4+ TNA ), identified as pre-committed Th17 precursors, were recognized as a subpopulation of CD4+ T cells with stem cell properties. Following phenotypical identification, we evaluated their level in patients during chronic HIV infection and following antiretroviral therapy (ART) using flow cytometry. The levels of CCR6+ CD95+ CD4+ TNA were decreased during chronic HIV infection and correlated with CD4+ T cell counts...
February 10, 2018: Cellular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454645/characterization-of-cd4-t-cell-mediated-cytotoxicity-in-patients-with-multiple-myeloma
#18
Xiaole Zhang, Lei Gao, Kai Meng, Chunting Han, Qiang Li, Zhenjun Feng, Lei Chen
Multiple myeloma (MM) is an incurable cancer characterized by the development of malignant plasma cells. The CD8 T cell-mediated cytotoxicity is considered a major player in antitumor immunity, but in MM patients, the CD8 T cells displayed senescence markers and were functionally impaired. To investigate whether cytotoxic CD4 T cells could act as a treatment alternative in MM, we examined the frequency and function of naturally occurring cytotoxic CD4 T cells in MM patients. The cytotoxic CD4 T cells were identified as granzyme-A, granzyme B-, and perforin-expressing CD4 T cells, and their frequencies were significantly upregulated in MM patients when compared with healthy controls...
February 12, 2018: Cellular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454374/effects-of-umbilical-cord-blood-cells-and-subtypes-to-reduce-neuroinflammation-following-perinatal-hypoxic-ischemic-brain-injury
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Courtney A McDonald, Tayla R Penny, Madison C B Paton, Amy E Sutherland, Lakshmi Nekkanti, Tamara Yawno, Margie Castillo-Melendez, Michael C Fahey, Nicole M Jones, Graham Jenkin, Suzanne L Miller
BACKGROUND: It is well understood that hypoxic-ischemic (HI) brain injury during the highly vulnerable perinatal period can lead to cerebral palsy, the most prevalent cause of chronic disability in children. Recently, human clinical trials have reported safety and some efficacy following treatment of cerebral palsy using umbilical cord blood (UCB) cells. UCB is made up of many different cell types, including endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs), T regulatory cells (Tregs), and monocyte-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs)...
February 17, 2018: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454196/sexually-transmitted-infections-and-immune-activation-among-hiv-infected-but-virally-suppressed-youth-on-antiretroviral-therapy
#20
Tanya L Kowalczyk Mullins, Su X Li, James Bethel, Maureen M Goodenow, Stephanie Hudey, John W Sleasman
BACKGROUND: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is associated with chronic immune activation, and concurrent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) may increase immune activation. OBJECTIVES: Because HIV-infected youth are at high risk of STIs and little is known about the impact of STIs on immune activation in HIV-infected youth, we conducted an exploratory study examining the association between STIs and systemic inflammation and immune activation among HIV-infected adolescents...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
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