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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734965/enhanced-immunostimulatory-activity-of-in-silico-discovered-agonists-of-toll-like-receptor-2-tlr2
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M S Murgueitio, S Ebner, P Hörtnagl, C Rakers, R Bruckner, P Henneke, G Wolber, S Santos-Sierra
BACKGROUND: Emergent therapies in anticancer vaccination use Toll-like receptors (TLRs) agonists as dendritic cell (DC) vaccine adjuvants. DCs from the patient are isolated, stimulated with TLR agonists and tumor antigens ex vivo and then infused back into the patient. Although some TLR ligands have been tested in clinical trials, novel TLR agonists with improved immunomodulatory properties are essential to optimize treatment success. We report on the discovery of small-molecule TLR2 agonists, with favorable properties as synthetic adjuvants...
July 19, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729291/stimulator-of-ifn-genes-mediated-dna-sensing-pathway-is-suppressed-by-nlrp3-agonists-and-regulated-by-mitofusin-1-and-tbc1d15-mitochondria-dynamics-mediators
#2
Dohyeong Kwon, Eunbyeol Park, Suk-Jo Kang
The stimulator of IFN genes (STING)-mediated DNA-sensing pathway plays an important role in the innate immune response to pathogen infection, autoimmunity, and cancer; however, its regulatory mechanism has not been fully elucidated, and we do not yet know whether the STING pathway is counter-regulated by other innate immune pathways. Here, we show that the NLRP3-activating agonists, ATP and nigericin, prevent STING pathway activation in association with mitochondrial fragmentation; however, the suppression of the STING pathway and mitochondria fission were not dependent on NLRP3 or potassium efflux...
July 20, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728074/no-pain-no-gain-adjuvant-effects-of-alum-and-monophosphoryl-lipid-a-in-pertussis-and-hpv-vaccines
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REVIEW
Thomas C Mitchell, Carolyn R Casella
Development of non-infectious subunit vaccines is hampered by a slow pipeline of new adjuvants to replace or enhance alum in part because expectations of safety are high. Transient vaccine side effects are not clinical priorities because they cause no lasting harm and vaccine development has appropriately been focused on avoidance of serious adverse events. As a result, surprisingly little is known about the extent to which side effects caused by a vaccine's reactogencicity are predictive of successful immunization outcomes...
July 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727837/differing-roles-for-short-chain-fatty-acids-and-gpr43-agonism-in-the-regulation-of-intestinal-barrier-function-and-immune-responses
#4
Warren N D'Souza, Jason Douangpanya, Sharon Mu, Peter Jaeckel, Ming Zhang, Joseph R Maxwell, James B Rottman, Katja Labitzke, Angela Willee, Holger Beckmann, Yingcai Wang, Yang Li, Ralf Schwandner, James A Johnston, Jennifer E Towne, Hailing Hsu
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is associated with a loss of intestinal barrier function and dysregulated immune responses. It has been shown that short chain fatty acids (SCFAs) are protective in IBD and that GPR43 mediates the protective effects of SCFAs. In this study, we investigated the effects of SCFAs in comparison to highly specific GPR43 agonists on human intestinal epithelial and immune cells. Our results confirm that SCFAs are enhancers of barrier function in intestinal epithelial cells. Additionally, SCFAs also displayed potent immunoregulatory properties based upon the ability to inhibit LPS-induced cytokine production in PBMC, and human T cell proliferation and cytokine production...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726401/amidoalkylindoles-as-potent-and-selective-cannabinoid-type-2-receptor-agonists-with-in-vivo-efficacy-in-a-mouse-model-of-multiple-sclerosis
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Ying Shi, Yan-Hui Duan, Yue-Yang Ji, Zhi-Long Wang, Yan-Ran Wu, Hendra Gunosewoyo, Xiao-Yu Xie, Jian-Zhong Chen, Fan Yang, Jing Li, Jie Tang, Xin Xie, Li-Fang Yu
Selective CB2 agonists represent an attractive therapeutic strategy for the treatment of a variety of diseases without psychiatric side effects mediated by the CB1 receptor. We carried out a rational optimization of a black market designer drug SDB-001 that led to the identification of potent and selective CB2 agonists. A 7-methoxy or 7-methylthio substitution at the 3-amidoalkylindoles resulted in potent CB2 antagonists (27 or 28, IC50 = 16-28 nM). Replacement of the amidoalkyls from 3-position to the 2-position of the indole ring dramatically increased the agonist selectivity on the CB2 over CB1 receptor...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725182/canonical-and-novel-non-canonical-cholinergic-agonists-inhibit-atp-induced-release-of-monocytic-interleukin-1%C3%AE-via-different-combinations-of-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptor-subunits-%C3%AE-7-%C3%AE-9-and-%C3%AE-10
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Anna Zakrzewicz, Katrin Richter, Alisa Agné, Sigrid Wilker, Kathrin Siebers, Bijan Fink, Gabriela Krasteva-Christ, Mike Althaus, Winfried Padberg, Arik J Hone, J Michael McIntosh, Veronika Grau
Recently, we discovered a cholinergic mechanism that inhibits the adenosine triphosphate (ATP)-dependent release of interleukin-1β (IL-1β) by human monocytes via nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) composed of α7, α9 and/or α10 subunits. Furthermore, we identified phosphocholine (PC) and dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine (DPPC) as novel nicotinic agonists that elicit metabotropic activity at monocytic nAChR. Interestingly, PC does not provoke ion channel responses at conventional nAChRs composed of subunits α9 and α10...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724800/siglec-g-represses-damp-mediated-effects-on-t-cells
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Tomomi Toubai, Corinne Rossi, Katherine Oravecz-Wilson, Cynthia Zajac, Chen Liu, Thomas Braun, Hideaki Fujiwara, Julia Wu, Yaping Sun, Stuart Brabbs, Hiroya Tamaki, John Magenau, Pang Zheng, Yang Liu, Pavan Reddy
The role of negative regulators or suppressors of the damage-associated molecular pattern-mediated (DAMP-mediated) stimulation of innate immune responses is being increasingly appreciated. However, the presence and function of suppressors of DAMP-mediated effects on T cells, and whether they can be targeted to mitigate T cell-dependent immunopathology remain unknown. Sialic acid-binding immunoglobulin-like lectin G (Siglec-G) is a negative regulator of DAMP-mediated responses in innate immune cells, but its T cell-autonomous role is unknown...
July 20, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724768/synthetic-tlr4-and-tlr7-ligands-work-additively-via-myd88-to-induce-protective-antiviral-immunity-in-mice
#8
Peter H Goff, Tomoko Hayashi, Wenqian He, Shiyin Yao, Howard B Cottam, Gene S Tan, Brian Crain, Florian Krammer, Karen Messer, Minya Pu, Dennis A Carson, Peter Palese, Maripat Corr
We have previously demonstrated that the combination of synthetic small molecule Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) and TLR7 ligands is a potent adjuvant for recombinant influenza virus hemagglutinin, inducing rapid and sustained immunity protective against influenza viruses in homologous, heterologous and heterosubtypic murine challenge models. Combining TLR4 and TLR7 ligands balances Th1/Th2-type immune responses for long-lived cellular and neutralizing humoral immunity against the viral hemagglutinin. Here, we demonstrate that the protective response induced in mice by this combined adjuvant is dependent upon TLR4 and TLR7 signaling via myeloid differentiation primary response gene 88 (MyD88), indicating that the adjuvants function in vivo via their known receptors with negligible off-target effects to induce protective immunity...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724541/stim1-and-stim2-cooperatively-regulate-mouse-neutrophil-store-operated-calcium-entry-and-cytokine-production
#9
Regina A Clemens, Joshua Chong, Derayvia Grimes, Yongmei Hu, Clifford A Lowell
Neutrophils are key effector cells of the innate immune system. Calcium-dependent signaling pathways initiated by store-operated calcium entry (SOCE) are known to regulate neutrophil activation, however the precise mechanism of this process remains unclear. STIM1 and STIM2 are calcium sensing molecules that link calcium depletion of the endoplasmic reticulum with opening of plasma membrane calcium channels. While a role for STIM1 in neutrophil SOCE and activation has been established, the function of STIM2 is unknown...
July 19, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722020/a-critical-role-of-gas6-axl-signal-in-allergic-airway-responses-during-rsv-vaccine-enhanced-disease
#10
Takehiko Shibata, Manabu Ato
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common virus that causes lower respiratory infections across a wide range of ages. A licensed RSV vaccine is not available because vaccination with formalin-inactivated RSV (FI-RSV) and the subsequent RSV infection cause not only insufficient induction of neutralizing antibodies but also severe allergic airway responses, termed FI-RSV vaccine enhanced disease (FI-RSV VED). However, the underlying mechanism has not been identified, although a Th2-biased immune response is known to be a hallmark of this disease...
July 19, 2017: Immunology and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721208/new-perspectives-on-the-regulation-of-type-ii-inflammation-in-asthma
#11
REVIEW
Mireya Becerra-Díaz, Marsha Wills-Karp, Nicola M Heller
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the lungs which has been thought to arise as a result of inappropriately directed T helper type-2 (Th2) immune responses of the lungs to otherwise innocuous inhaled antigens. Current asthma therapeutics are directed towards the amelioration of downstream consequences of type-2 immune responses (i.e. β-agonists) or broad-spectrum immunosuppression (i.e. corticosteroids). However, few approaches to date have been focused on the primary prevention of immune deviation...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720549/evolutionary-basis-of-a-new-approach-for-the-treatment-of-malignant-brain-tumors-from-mice-to-humans
#12
Pedro R Lowenstein, Maria G Castro
Glioma cells are one of the most aggressive and malignant tumors. Following initial surgery, and radio-chemotherapy they progress rapidly, so that patients' median survival remains under two years. They invade throughout the brain, which makes them difficult to treat, and are universally lethal. Though total resection is always attempted it is not curative. Standard of care in 2016 comprises surgical resection, radiotherapy and chemotherapy (temozolomide). Median survival is currently ~14-20months post-diagnosis though it can be higher in high complexity medical university centers, or during clinical trials...
July 15, 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717041/activation-of-sting-in-hepatocytes-suppresses-the-replication-of-hepatitis-b-virus
#13
Fang Guo, Liudi Tang, Sainan Shu, Mohit Sehgal, Muhammad Sheraz, Bowei Liu, Qiong Zhao, Junjun Cheng, Xuesen Zhao, Tianlun Zhou, Jinhong Chang, Ju-Tao Guo
Induction of interferon and proinflammatory cytokines is a hallmark of the infection of many different viruses. However, hepatitis B virus (HBV) does not elicit a detectable cytokine response in infected hepatocytes. In order to investigate the molecular mechanism underlying the innate immune evasion, a functional cGAS-STING pathway was reconstituted in a human hepatoma cell line supporting tetracycline-inducible HBV replication. It was demonstrated that induction of HBV replication neither activated nor inhibited this cytosolic DNA sensing pathway...
July 17, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716464/modulating-effects-of-omega-3-fatty-acids-and-pioglitazone-combination-on-insulin-resistance-through-toll-like-receptor-4-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#14
Salma M Eraky, Noha Abdel-Rahman, Laila A Eissa
Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR-4) plays important roles in innate immunity. Changes in the reduction-oxidation balance of tissues can lead to a pro-inflammatory state and insulin resistance. An action thought to be mediated by TLRs. Omega-3 fatty acids and Peroxisome Proliferator Activated Receptor gamma (PPAR-γ) agonists as pioglitazone are used for decreasing inflammation. The aim of this study is to investigate the anti-diabetic effects of combining omega -3 fatty acid with pioglitazone on type 2 diabetes, and the modifying effects on TLR-4...
June 17, 2017: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716092/the-role-of-microglial-p2x7-modulation-of-cell-death-and-cytokine-release
#15
Yingbo He, Natalie Taylor, Lawrence Fourgeaud, Anindya Bhattacharya
BACKGROUND: ATP-gated P2X7 is a non-selective cation channel, which participates in a wide range of cellular functions as well as pathophysiological processes including neuropathic pain, immune response, and neuroinflammation. Despite its abundant expression in microglia, the role of P2X7 in neuroinflammation still remains unclear. METHODS: Primary microglia were isolated from cortices of P0-2 C57BL/6 wild-type or P2X7 knockout (P2X7(-/-)) mouse pups. Lipopolysaccharide, lipopolysaccharide plus IFNγ, or IL4 plus IL13 were used to polarize microglia to pro-inflammatory or anti-inflammatory states...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714174/immunological-properties-and-protective-efficacy-of-a-single-mycobacterial-antigen-displayed-on-polyhydroxybutyrate-beads
#16
Patricia Rubio-Reyes, Natalie A Parlane, Bryce M Buddle, D Neil Wedlock, Bernd H A Rehm
In 2015, there were an estimated 10.4 million new tuberculosis (TB) cases and 1.4 million deaths worldwide. Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG), an attenuated strain of Mycobacterium bovis, is the vaccine available against TB, but it is insufficient for global TB control. This study evaluated the immunogenicity of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis antigen Rv1626 in mice while assessing the effect of co-delivering either Cpe30 (immunostimulatory peptide), CS.T3378-395 (promiscuous T helper epitope) or flagellin (TLR5 agonist) or a combination of all three immunostimulatory agents...
July 17, 2017: Microbial Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711717/phosphatidylinositol-4-phosphate-5-kinase-%C3%AE-contributes-to-toll-like-receptor-2-mediated-immune-responses-in-microglial-cells-stimulated-with-lipoteichoic-acid
#17
Tu Thi Ngoc Nguyen, Eunjeong Seo, Juyong Choi, Oanh Thi Tu Le, Ji Yun Kim, Ilo Jou, Sang Yoon Lee
Phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate (PIP2) is an important lipid regulator of membrane signaling and remodeling processes. Accumulating evidence indicates a link between PIP2 metabolism and Toll-like receptor (TLR) signaling, a key transducer of immune responses such as inflammation, phagocytosis, and autophagy. Microglia are immune effector cells that serve as macrophages in the brain. Here, we examined the potential role of phosphatidylinositol 4-phosphate 5-kinase α (PIP5Kα), a PIP2-producing enzyme, in TLR2 signaling in microglial cells...
July 13, 2017: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710773/reciprocal-modulation-of-helper-th1-and-th17-cells-by-the-%C3%AE-2-adrenergic-receptor-agonist-drug-terbutaline
#18
Catalina M Carvajal Gonczi, Mahdieh Tabatabaei Shafiei, Ashley East, Erika Martire, Meagane H I Maurice-Ventouris, Peter J Darlington
Catecholamine hormones are powerful regulators of the immune system produced by the sympathetic nervous system. They regulate the adaptive immune system by altering T cell differentiation into T helper (Th) 1 and Th2 cell subsets, but the effect on Th17 cells is not known. Th17 cells, defined in part by chemokine receptor CCR6 and cytokine IL-17A, are crucial for mediating certain pathogen-specific responses, and are linked with several autoimmune diseases. We demonstrated that a proportion of human Th17 cells express β2-adrenergic receptor, a G protein coupled receptor that responds to catecholamines...
July 15, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708284/cd20-specific-immunoligands-engaging-nkg2d-enhance-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cell-mediated-lysis-of-lymphoma-cells
#19
Matthias Peipp, Daniela Wesch, Hans-Heinrich Oberg, Sebastian Lutz, Anja Muskulus, Jan G J van de Winkel, Paul W H I Parren, Renate Burger, Andreas Humpe, Dieter Kabelitz, Martin Gramatzki, Christian Kellner
Human γδ T cells are innate-like T cells which are able to kill a broad range of tumor cells and thus may have potential for cancer immunotherapy. The activating receptor natural killer group 2 member D (NKG2D) plays a key role in regulating immune responses driven by γδ T cells. Here, we explored whether recombinant immunoligands consisting of a CD20 single-chain fragment variable (scFv) linked to a NKG2D ligand, either MHC class I chain-related protein A (MICA) or UL16 binding protein 2 (ULBP2), could be employed to engage γδ T cells for tumor cell killing...
July 14, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706519/estrogens-promote-the-production-of-natural-neutralizing-antibodies-in-fish-through-g-protein-coupled-estrogen-receptor-1
#20
María C Rodenas, Isabel Cabas, Nuria E Gómez-González, Marta Arizcun, José Meseguer, Victoriano Mulero, Alfonsa García-Ayala
Natural antibodies play crucial roles in pathogen elimination, B-cell survival and homeostasis, and inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. Although estrogens are able to regulate both innate and adaptive immune responses, their role in the production of natural antibodies is unknown. Here, we show that the dietary intake of the synthetic estradiol analog, 17α-ethinylestradiol (EE2), one of the most potent pharmaceutical estrogens and intensively used in human therapeutics as a component of most oral contraceptives, regulates the abundance and proliferation of T and IgM(+) B lymphocytes in the teleost fish gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata L...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
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