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  1. Prognostic Relevance of Cytokine Receptor Expression in Acute Myeloid Leukemia: Interleukin-2 Receptor α-Chain (CD25) Expression Predicts a Poor Prognosis

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    Nakase, Kazunori; Kita, Kenkichi; Kyo, Taiichi; Ueda, Takanori; Tanaka, Isao; Katayama, Naoyuki

    2015-01-01

    A variety of cytokine/cytokine receptor systems affect the biological behavior of acute leukemia cells. However, little is known about the clinical relevance of cytokine receptor expression in acute myeloid leukemia (AML). We quantitatively examined the expression of interleukin-2 receptor α-chain (IL-2Rα, also known as CD25), IL-2Rβ, IL-3Rα, IL-4Rα, IL-5Rα, IL-6Rα, IL-7Rα, the common β-chain (βc), γc, granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF)Rα, G-CSFR, c-fms, c-mpl, c-kit, FLT3, and GP130 in leukemia cells from 767 adult patients with AML by flow cytometry and determined their prevalence and clinical significance. All cytokine receptors examined were expressed at varying levels, whereas the levels of IL-3Rα, GM-CSFRα, IL-2Rα, γc, c-kit, and G-CSFR exhibited a wide spectrum of ≥10,000 sites/cell. In terms of their French-American-British classification types, GM-CSFRα and c-fms were preferentially expressed in M4/M5 patients, G-CSF in M3 patients, and IL-2Rα in non-M3 patients. Elevated levels of IL-3Rα, GM-CSFRα, and IL-2Rα correlated with leukocytosis. In patients ≤60 years old, higher levels of these 3 receptors correlated with poor responses to conventional chemotherapy, but only IL-2Rα was associated with a shorter overall survival. By incorporating IL-2Rα status into cytogenetic risk stratification, we could sort out a significantly adverse-risk cohort from the cytogenetically intermediate-risk group. Analyses with various phenotypical risk markers revealed the expression of IL-2Rα as an independent prognostic indicator in patients with intermediate-risk cytogenetics. These findings were not observed in patients >60 years old. Our results indicate that several cytokine receptors were associated with certain cellular and clinical features, but IL-2Rα alone had prognostic value that provides an additional marker to improve current risk evaluation in AML patients ≤60 years old. PMID:26375984

  2. EAE大鼠胸腺CD4+CD25+Foxp3+Treg细胞的动态变化及α-硫辛酸的干预作用%The variation of CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+T regulative cells of thymus in different courses of EAE group and the effection of alpha lipoic acid

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    王燕燕; 蔺辉前; 檀国军; 郭书英; 张建娥

    2011-01-01

    目的 探讨实验性变态反应性脑脊髓炎(EAE)大鼠不同病程中胸腺CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+Treg细胞变化情况及α-硫辛酸对EAE大鼠胸腺的干预作用.方法 取不同时期对照组、自然病程EAE组及α-硫辛酸EAE组大鼠的胸腺组织做流式细胞学,动态检测CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+Treg细胞的变化情况.结果 EAE组大鼠急性期、复发期CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+Treg细胞较同时期对照组明显减少(P 0. 05 ). Conclusion CD4 + CD25 + Foxp3 + Treg cells may play a role in the occurrence of EAE. There is significant relation between the development of EAE and CD4 + CD25 + Foxp3 + Treg cells. The function of ALA may not play through CD4 + CD25 + Foxp3 +Treg cells in immune adjustment at EAE. As the age added,the thymus may not be the main immune organ.

  3. Iron modulates the alpha chain of fibrinogen.

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    Nielsen, Vance G; Jacobsen, Wayne K

    2016-04-01

    Iron-bound fibrinogen has been noted to accelerate plasmatic coagulation in patients with divergent conditions involving upregulation of heme oxygenase activity, including hemodialysis, Alzheimer's disease, sickle cell anemia, and chronic migraine. Our goal was to determine if a site of iron-fibrinogen interaction was on the alpha chain. Using thrombelastography, we compared the coagulation kinetic profiles of plasma exposed to 0-10 µM ferric chloride after activation of coagulation with thrombin generated by contact activation of plasma with the plastic sample cup or by exposure to 1 µg/ml of Calloselasma rhodostoma venom (rich in ancrod activity), which causes coagulation via polymerization of alpha chain monomers. Venom mediated coagulation always occurred before thrombin activated thrombus formation, and ferric chloride always diminished the time of onset of coagulation and increased the velocity of clot growth. Iron enhances plasmatic coagulation kinetics by modulating the alpha chain of fibrinogen. PMID:26782808

  4. Alpha decay chain of 292116 nucleus

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    Study of superheavy nuclides is of current interest for theoretical physicists as well experimentalists. The present work describes the alpha decay chain of 292116 terminating at 224Pb with corresponding half-lives. Some of these nuclides are reportedly superdeformed but yet stable

  5. Distinct roles for laminin globular domains in laminin alpha1 chain mediated rescue of murine laminin alpha2 chain deficiency.

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    Kinga I Gawlik

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Laminin alpha2 chain mutations cause congenital muscular dystrophy with dysmyelination neuropathy (MDC1A. Previously, we demonstrated that laminin alpha1 chain ameliorates the disease in mice. Dystroglycan and integrins are major laminin receptors. Unlike laminin alpha2 chain, alpha1 chain binds the receptors by separate domains; laminin globular (LG domains 4 and LG1-3, respectively. Thus, the laminin alpha1 chain is an excellent tool to distinguish between the roles of dystroglycan and integrins in the neuromuscular system. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Here, we provide insights into the functions of laminin alpha1LG domains and the division of their roles in MDC1A pathogenesis and rescue. Overexpression of laminin alpha1 chain that lacks the dystroglycan binding LG4-5 domains in alpha2 chain deficient mice resulted in prolonged lifespan and improved health. Importantly, diaphragm and heart muscles were corrected, whereas limb muscles were dystrophic, indicating that different muscles have different requirements for LG4-5 domains. Furthermore, the regenerative capacity of the skeletal muscle did not depend on laminin alpha1LG4-5. However, this domain was crucial for preventing apoptosis in limb muscles, essential for myelination in peripheral nerve and important for basement membrane assembly. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: These results show that laminin alpha1LG domains and consequently their receptors have disparate functions in the neuromuscular system. Understanding these interactions could contribute to design and optimization of future medical treatment for MDC1A patients.

  6. Anti-CD25 monoclonal antibody Fc variants differentially impact regulatory T cells and immune homeostasis.

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    Huss, David J; Pellerin, Alex F; Collette, Brian P; Kannan, Arun K; Peng, Liaomin; Datta, Abhishek; Wipke, Brian T; Fontenot, Jason D

    2016-07-01

    Interleukin-2 (IL-2) is a critical regulator of immune homeostasis through its non-redundant role in regulatory T (Treg) cell biology. There is major interest in therapeutic modulation of the IL-2 pathway to promote immune activation in the context of tumour immunotherapy or to enhance immune suppression in the context of transplantation, autoimmunity and inflammatory diseases. Antibody-mediated targeting of the high-affinity IL-2 receptor α chain (IL-2Rα or CD25) offers a direct mechanism to target IL-2 biology and is being actively explored in the clinic. In mouse models, the rat anti-mouse CD25 clone PC61 has been used extensively to investigate the biology of IL-2 and Treg cells; however, there has been controversy and conflicting data on the exact in vivo mechanistic function of PC61. Engineering antibodies to alter Fc/Fc receptor interactions can significantly alter their in vivo function. In this study, we re-engineered the heavy chain constant region of an anti-CD25 monoclonal antibody to generate variants with highly divergent Fc effector function. Using these anti-CD25 Fc variants in multiple mouse models, we investigated the in vivo impact of CD25 blockade versus depletion of CD25(+) Treg cells on immune homeostasis. We report that immune homeostasis can be maintained during CD25 blockade but aberrant T-cell activation prevails when CD25(+) Treg cells are actively depleted. These results clarify the impact of PC61 on Treg cell biology and reveal an important distinction between CD25 blockade and depletion of CD25(+) Treg cells. These findings should inform therapeutic manipulation of the IL-2 pathway by targeting the high-affinity IL-2R. PMID:27012310

  7. In ovo injection of anti-chicken CD25 monoclonal antibodies depletes CD4+CD25+ T cells in chickens.

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    Shanmugasundaram, Revathi; Selvaraj, Ramesh K

    2013-01-01

    The CD4(+)CD25(+) cells have T regulatory cell properties in chickens. This study investigated the effect of in ovo injection of anti-chicken CD25 monoclonal antibodies (0.5 mg/egg) on CD4(+)CD25(+) cell depletion and on amounts of interleukin-2 mRNA and interferon-γ mRNA in CD4(+)CD25(-) cells posthatch. Anti-chicken CD25 or PBS (control) was injected into 16-d-old embryos. Chicks hatched from eggs injected with anti-chicken CD25 antibodies had a lower CD4(+)CD25(+) cell percentage in the blood until 25 d posthatch. The anti-chicken CD25 antibody injection nearly depleted CD4(+)CD25(+) cells in the blood until 16 d posthatch. At 30 d posthatch, the CD4(+)CD25(+) cell percentage in the anti-CD25-antibody-injected group was comparable with the percentage in the control group. At 16 d posthatch, the anti-chicken CD25 antibody injection decreased CD4(+)CD25(+) cell percentages in the thymus, spleen, and cecal tonsils. Chickens hatched from anti-CD25-antibody-injected eggs had approximately 25% of CD4(+)CD25(+) cells in the cecal tonsils and thymus compared with those in the cecal tonsils and thymus of the control group. The CD4(+)CD25(-) cells from the spleen and cecal tonsils of chicks hatched from anti-chicken-CD25-injected eggs had higher amounts of interferon-γ and interleukin-2 mRNA than CD4(+)CD25(-) cells from the control group. It could be concluded that injecting anti-chicken CD25 antibodies in ovo at 16 d of incubation nearly depleted the CD4(+)CD25(+) cells until 25 d posthatch. PMID:23243240

  8. Different thresholds of T cell activation regulate FIV infection of CD4+CD25+ and CD4+CD25- cells

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    Cellular activation plays an important role in retroviral replication. Previously, we have shown that CD4+CD25+ T cells by the virtue of their partially activated phenotype represent ideal candidates for a productive feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) infection. In the present study, we extended our previous observations with regard to FIV replication in CD4+CD25+ and CD4+CD25- cells under different stimulation conditions. Both CD4+CD25+ and CD4+CD25- cells remain latently infected in the absence of IL-2 or concanvalinA (ConA), respectively; harboring a replication competent provirus capable of reactivation several days post-infection. While CD4+CD25+ cells require low levels of exogenous IL-2 and virus inputs for an efficient FIV replication, CD4+CD25- T cells can only be productively infected in the presence of either high concentrations of IL-2 or high virus titers, even in the absence of mitogenic stimulation. Interestingly, while high virus input activates CD4+CD25- cells to replicate FIV, it induces apoptosis in a high percentage of CD4+CD25+ T cells. High IL-2 concentrations but not high virus inputs lead to surface upregulation of CD25 and significant cellular proliferation in CD4+CD25- cells. These results suggest that CD4+CD25+ and CD4+CD25- T cells have different activation requirements which can be modulated by both viral and cytokine stimuli to reach threshold activation levels in order to harbor a productive FIV infection. This holds implications in vivo for CD4+CD25+ and CD4+CD25- cells to serve as potential reservoirs of a productive and latent FIV infection

  9. RA8, A human anti-CD25 antibody against human treg cells

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    Arias, Robyn; Flanagan, Meg; Miller, Keith D.; Nien, Yu-Chih; Hu, Peisheng; Gray, Dixon; Khawli, Leslie A.; Epstein, Alan L.

    2007-06-01

    Although anti-CD25 antibodies exist for clinical use in patients, there is a need for the development of a human Treg antibody that will abrogate the immunosuppressive function of this small but critical T cell subtype. Based upon mounting evidence that the level of Treg cells in the tumor microenvironment correlates with clinical prognosis and stage in man, it appears that Treg cells play an important role in the tumor's ability to overcome host immune responses. In mice, the rat anti-mouse CD25 antibody PC61 causes depletion of CD25-bearing Treg cells both peripherally in lymphatic tissues and in the tumor microenvironment, without inducing symptoms of autoimmunity. A similar antibody, though with the ability to delete Treg cells specifically, would be an important new tool for reversing tumor escape associated with Treg immunosuppression in man. To begin to generate such a reagent, we now describe the development of a human anti-CD25 antibody using a novel yeast display library. The target antigen CD25-Fc was constructed and used for five rounds of selection using a non-immune yeast display library that contained as many as 109 single chain variable fragments (scFv). Two unique clones with low KD values (RA4 and RA8) were then selected to construct fully human anti-CD25 antibodies (IgG1/kappa) for stable expression. One antibody, RA8, showed excellent binding to human CD25+ cell lines and to human Treg cells and appears to be an excellent candidate for the generation of a human reagent that may be used in man for the immunotherapy of cancer.

  10. Interleukin-7 optimizes FOXP3+CD4+ regulatory T cells reactivity to interleukin-2 by modulating CD25 expression.

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    Federico Simonetta

    Full Text Available The vast majority of Foxp3 regulatory T cells (Treg exhibits constitutive expression of CD25 (IL-2Rα, which allows the constitution of the high affinity IL-2Rαβγ receptor, ensuring efficient IL-2 binding by Treg. Maintenance of CD25 expression at Treg surface depends on both cell intrinsic factors and environmental stimuli such as IL-2 itself. Whether other factors can participate to maintenance of CD25 expression in vivo is at present unknown. In the present work we demonstrated that IL-7, a gamma-chain cytokine exerting a crucial role in T cell development and homeostasis, is able and necessary to sustain the expression of high levels of CD25 at Treg surface. We demonstrated that, during in vitro cultures performed in the absence of IL-2, IL-7 is able to sustain CD25 expression at Treg surface through a transcriptional mechanism. By studying mice in which IL-7 signaling is either genetically impaired or increased and by employing adoptive transfer murine models, we demonstrated that IL-7 is necessary for sustained expression of CD25 at Treg surface in vivo. To ascertain the biological impact of IL-7 mediated modulation of CD25 expression, we demonstrated that IL-7 modulation of CD25 expression at Treg surface affected their ability to efficiently bind IL-2 and transduce IL-2 signaling. Finally, we demonstrated that IL-7 dependent modulation of CD25 associated with potentiated IL-2 induced expansion of Treg in vivo. Collectively, our results identify IL-7 as a necessary factor contributing to sustained CD25 expression at Treg surface in vivo thereby affecting their ability to efficiently react to IL-2.

  11. The proportion of hybrid heterodimers in homozygous or doubly heterozygous beta chain variant hemoglobinopathies associated with alpha chain hemoglobin variants.

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    Krauss, J S

    2000-10-01

    Four alpha genes exist on chromosome 16, but one or more of these genes can be deleted in association with Hemoglobin (Hb)G-Philadelphia in cis to alpha-thalassemia-2 in African-Americans. Therefore, the proportion of HbG-Philadelphia in HbG heterozygotes is trimodal at about 25% for alphaGalpha/alpha alpha, 33% for alphaG-/alpha alpha, and 50% for alphaG-/alpha alpha in patients with HbA. Those who are homozygous or doubly heterozygous for beta chain variants (betaX2 or betaXbetaY) have neither HbA nor the alpha chain variant (alphaX2 betaA2), but have hybrid heterodimers (alphaX2 betaX2). The proportion of hybrid heterodimers here should also be trimodal mirroring alpha gene status. Eleven patients were identified: 4 with Hb SSG, 3 with Hb SCG, and 1 each with Hb OCG, HbSSMontgomery, HbSSChicago, and HbSSBourmedes. Heterodimer proportions were: 43.3 +/- 1.5, 33.5 +/- 2.3, and 15.8 +/- 1.1% for 2, 3, and 4 respective alpha genes which had been studied in 8/11 of the patients (r = 0.98), implying that the prime determinant of the proportion of hybrid heterodimers in this patient group is the number of functional alpha genes. PMID:11045763

  12. Curcumin blocks interleukin (IL)-2 signaling in T-lymphocytes by inhibiting IL-2 synthesis, CD25 expression, and IL-2 receptor signaling

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    Forward, Nicholas A.; Conrad, David M. [Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia (Canada); Power Coombs, Melanie R.; Doucette, Carolyn D. [Department of Pathology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia (Canada); Furlong, Suzanne J. [Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia (Canada); Lin, Tong-Jun [Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia (Canada); Department of Pediatrics, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia (Canada); Hoskin, David W., E-mail: d.w.hoskin@dal.ca [Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia (Canada); Department of Pathology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia (Canada); Department of Surgery, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia (Canada)

    2011-04-22

    Highlights: {yields} Curcumin inhibits CD4{sup +} T-lymphocyte proliferation. {yields} Curcumin inhibits interleukin-2 (IL-2) synthesis and CD25 expression by CD4{sup +} T-lymphocytes. {yields} Curcumin interferes with IL-2 receptor signaling by inhibiting JAK3 and STAT5 phosphorylation. {yields} IL-2-dependent regulatory T-lymphocyte function and Foxp3 expression is downregulated by curcumin. -- Abstract: Curcumin (diferulomethane) is the principal curcuminoid in the spice tumeric and a potent inhibitor of activation-induced T-lymphocyte proliferation; however, the molecular basis of this immunosuppressive effect has not been well studied. Here we show that micromolar concentrations of curcumin inhibited DNA synthesis by mouse CD4{sup +} T-lymphocytes, as well as interleukin-2 (IL-2) and CD25 ({alpha} chain of the high affinity IL-2 receptor) expression in response to antibody-mediated cross-linking of CD3 and CD28. Curcumin acted downstream of protein kinase C activation and intracellular Ca{sup 2+} release to inhibit I{kappa}B phosphorylation, which is required for nuclear translocation of the transcription factor NF{kappa}B. In addition, IL-2-dependent DNA synthesis by mouse CTLL-2 cells, but not constitutive CD25 expression, was impaired in the presence of curcumin, which demonstrated an inhibitory effect on IL-2 receptor (IL-2R) signaling. IL-2-induced phosphorylation of STAT5A and JAK3, but not JAK1, was diminished in the presence of curcumin, indicating inhibition of critical proximal events in IL-2R signaling. In line with the inhibitory action of curcumin on IL-2R signaling, pretreatment of CD4{sup +}CD25{sup +} regulatory T-cells with curcumin downregulated suppressor function, as well as forkhead box p3 (Foxp3) expression. We conclude that curcumin inhibits IL-2 signaling by reducing available IL-2 and high affinity IL-2R, as well as interfering with IL-2R signaling.

  13. The complete cDNA sequence of laminin alpha 4 and its relationship to the other human laminin alpha chains.

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    Richards, A; Al-Imara, L; Pope, F M

    1996-06-15

    We previously localised the gene (LAMA4) encoding a novel laminin alpha 4 chain to chromosome 6q21. In this study, we describe the complete coding sequence and compare the protein with the other three known human laminin alpha chains. Although closely linked to LAMA2, the LAMA4 product most closely resembles laminin alpha 3, a constituent of laminin 5. Like laminin alpha 3A, the alpha 4 chain is a truncated version of the alpha 1 and alpha 2 chains, with a much reduced short arm. While the alpha 4 molecule is most similar to alpha 3, it shares some features of the C-terminal domains G4 and G5 in common with alpha 2. Unlike the LAMA3 gene, LAMA4 appears to encode only a single transcript, as determined by 5' rapid amplification of cDNA ends. The cDNA sequence encodes 1816 amino acids, which include a 24-residue signal peptide. The gene is expressed in skin, placenta, heart, lung, skeletal muscle, and pancreas. We have also shown that the mRNA can be readily reverse transcribed and amplified from cultured dermal fibroblasts. PMID:8706685

  14. Biological features of intrahepatic CD4+CD25+ T cells in the naturally tolerance of rat liver transplantation

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    LU Ling; ZHANG Feng; PU Liyong; YAO Aihua; YU Yue; SUN Beicheng; LI Guoqiang

    2007-01-01

    The biological features of intrahepatic CD4+CD25+ T regulatory cells in the naturally tolerance of rat liver transplantation were explored.Orthotopic liver transplantation was performed in two allogeneic rat strain combinations,one with fatal immunosuppression despite a complete major histocompatibility complex mismatch.The subjects were divided into three groups according to different donors and recipients [Tolerance group:LEW-to-DA;Rejection group:DA-to-LEW;Syngegnic group(control group):DAto-DA].The proportion of intrahepatic CD4+CD25+ T cells from three groups was determined by flow cytometry(FCM)in different time.The intrahepaitc CD4+CD25+ T cells were isolated by magnetic activated cell sorting(MACS)method and identified by FCM.The Foxp3 mRNA was detected by reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction(RT-PCR).And their suppression on the proliferation of CD4+CD25- T effector cells was analyzed by cell proliferation assay in vitro.Beginning immediately after transplantation,the proportion of Treg cells increased over time in both allogeneic groups but was significantly greater in the Rejection group.The proportion of Treg cells declined after day 5,and such reduction was more dramatic in the Rejection group than in the Tolerance group.Animals in the Tolerance group showed a second increase in the proportion after day 14.Intrahepatic CD4+CD25+T cells isolated from spontaneous tolerance models inhibited the proliferation of mixed lymphocyte reaction.The purity of CD4+CD25+ T cells sorted by MACS was 86%-93%.The CD4+CD25+ T cells could specifically express the Foxp3 gene compared with CD4+CD25- T cells.In vitro,the spleen cells from LEW rats can irritate the proliferation of CD4+CD25+ T cells more obviously than the syngegnic spleen cells.CD4+CD25+ Tr cells could suppress the proliferation of CD4+CD25- T cells,but the inhibition was reversed by exogenous IL-2(200 U/mL).The CD4+CD25+ T regulatory cells specifically express the Foxp3 gene,which may play an

  15. Localization of laminin alpha4-chain in developing and adult human tissues.

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    Petäjäniemi, Noora; Korhonen, Matti; Kortesmaa, Jarkko; Tryggvason, Karl; Sekiguchi, Kiyotoshi; Fujiwara, Hironobu; Sorokin, Lydia; Thornell, Lars-Eric; Wondimu, Zenebech; Assefa, Daniel; Patarroyo, Manuel; Virtanen, Ismo

    2002-08-01

    Recent studies suggest important functions for laminin-8 (Ln-8; alpha4beta1gamma1) in vascular and blood cell biology, but its distribution in human tissues has remained elusive. We have raised a monoclonal antibody (MAb) FC10, and by enzyme-linked immunoassay (EIA) and Western blotting techniques we show that it recognizes the human Ln alpha4-chain. Immunoreactivity for the Ln alpha4-chain was localized in tissues of mesodermal origin, such as basement membranes (BMs) of endothelia, adipocytes, and skeletal, smooth, and cardiac muscle cells. In addition, the Ln alpha4-chain was found in regions of some epithelial BMs, including epidermis, salivary glands, pancreas, esophageal and gastric glands, intestinal crypts, and some renal medullary tubules. Developmental differences in the distribution of Ln alpha4-chain were detected in skeletal muscle, walls of vessels, and intestinal crypts. Ln alpha4- and Ln alpha2-chains co-localized in BMs of fetal skeletal muscle cells and in some epithelial BMs, e.g., in gastric glands and acini of pancreas. Cultured human pulmonary artery endothelial (HPAE) cells produced Ln alpha4-chain as M(r) 180,000 and 200,000 doublet and rapidly deposited it to the growth substratum. In cell-free extracellular matrices of human kidney and lung, Ln alpha4-chain was found as M(r) 180,000 protein. PMID:12133914

  16. Structure and diversity of the TCR alpha-chain in a teleost fish.

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    Partula, S; de Guerra, A; Fellah, J S; Charlemagne, J

    1996-07-01

    T cell receptor beta-chain genes are well characterized in representatives of most vertebrate phyla, from sharks to mammals, but the molecular structure of complete TCR alpha-chains has not yet been established in cold-blooded vertebrates. We used a PCR approach to isolate cDNAs encoding putative teleost fish (Oncorhynchus mykiss, rainbow trout) TCR alpha-chains. Eight V alpha segments were identified, belonging to six different families, and the best amino acid sequence identity scores for these trout V alpha were all provided by mammalian V alpha or V delta sequences. Twenty-four (60.1 %) of the 39 analyzed V alpha segments belong to the V alpha 2 family, which has limited homology with mammalian V alpha/delta sequences and with the human V pre-B sequence. A total of 32 different J alpha segments were identified from 40 J alpha regions sequenced, suggesting that a large repertoire of J alpha segments is a characteristic of most vertebrates. The structural properties of the TCR alpha-chain complementarity-determining region 3 loop are well conserved between trout and mammals, suggesting that this region has been under continuous selective pressure in jawed vertebrate evolution. The trout C alpha segment has conserved N-terminal and transmembrane domains, but the C alpha intercysteine distance contains only 40 residues, significantly smaller as compared with mammals (49-56 residues). The conserved features of teleost fish TCR beta- and alpha-chains with their mammalian equivalents suggest that TCR-alpha beta receptors were still present in the common Devonian ancestors of modern teleost fish and mammals, about 450 million years ago. PMID:8683116

  17. Molecular characterization of hemoglobin alpha-D chains from Geochelone carbonaria and Geochelone denticulata land turtles.

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    Melo, Mônica B; Bordin, Silvana; Duarte, Adriana S S; Ogo, Satie H; Torsoni, Márcio A; Saad, Sara T O; Costa, Fernando F

    2003-02-01

    In order to help elucidate the evolution of alpha-globins, the complete cDNA and amino acid sequences of Geochelone carbonaria and Geochelone denticulata land turtles alpha-D chains have been described. In G. carbonaria, the cDNA is 539 bp with ATG start codon located at position 46, TGA stop codon at position 469 and AATAAA polyadenylation signal at position 520. In G. denticulata, the cDNA is 536 bp with ATG start codon located at position 46, TGA stop codon at position 469 and AATAAA polyadenylation signal at position 517. Both cDNAs codify 141 amino acid residues, differing from each other in only four amino acid residues. When comparing with human Hb alpha-chain, alterations in important regions can be noted: alpha110 Ala-Gly, alpha114 Pro-Gly, alpha117 Phe-Tyr and alpha122 His-Gln. There is a high homology between the amino acids of these turtles when compared with chicken alpha-D chains, progressively decreasing when compared with human, crocodile, snake, frog and fish alpha-chains. Phylogenetic analysis of alpha-D chains shows that those of turtles are closer to those of birds than to snakes and lizards. PMID:12568815

  18. The control of CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ regulatory T cell survival

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    Lenardo Michael J

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ regulatory T (Treg cells are believed to play an important role in suppressing autoimmunity and maintaining peripheral tolerance. How their survival is regulated in the periphery is less clear. Here we show that Treg cells express receptors for gamma chain cytokines and are dependent on an exogenous supply of these cytokines to overcome cytokine withdrawal apoptosis in vitro. This result was validated in vivo by the accumulation of Treg cells in Bim-/- and Bcl-2 tg mice which have arrested cytokine deprivation apoptosis. We also found that CD25 and Foxp3 expression were down-regulated in the absence of these cytokines. CD25+ cells from Scurfy mice do not depend on cytokines for survival demonstrating that Foxp3 increases their dependence on cytokines by suppressing cytokine production in Treg cells. Our study reveals that the survival of Treg cells is strictly dependent on cytokines and cytokine producing cells because they do not produce cytokines. Our study thus, demonstrates that different gamma chain cytokines regulate Treg homeostasis in the periphery by differentially regulating survival and proliferation. These findings may shed light on ways to manipulate Treg cells that could be utilized for their therapeutic applications. Reviewers This article was reviewed by: Avinash Bhandoola, Fred Ramsdell (nominated by Juan Carlos Zuniga-Pflucker and Anne Cooke.

  19. Deletion of the laminin alpha4 chain leads to impaired microvessel maturation.

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    Thyboll, Jill; Kortesmaa, Jarkko; Cao, Renhai; Soininen, Raija; Wang, Ling; Iivanainen, Antti; Sorokin, Lydia; Risling, Mårten; Cao, Yihai; Tryggvason, Karl

    2002-02-01

    The laminin alpha4 chain, a component of laminin-8 and -9, is expressed in basement membranes, such as those beneath endothelia, the perineurium of peripheral nerves, and around developing muscle fibers. Laminin alpha4-null mice presented with hemorrhages during the embryonic and neonatal period and had extensive bleeding and deterioration of microvessel growth in experimental angiogenesis, as well as mild locomotion defects. Histological examination of newborn mice revealed delayed deposition of type IV collagen and nidogen into capillary basement membranes, and electron microscopy showed discontinuities in the lamina densa. The results demonstrate a central role for the laminin alpha4 chain in microvessel growth and, in the absence of other laminin alpha chains, in the composition of endothelial basement membranes. PMID:11809810

  20. The laminin alpha chains: expression, developmental transitions, and chromosomal locations of alpha1-5, identification of heterotrimeric laminins 8-11, and cloning of a novel alpha3 isoform.

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    Miner, J H; Patton, B L; Lentz, S I; Gilbert, D J; Snider, W D; Jenkins, N A; Copeland, N G; Sanes, J R

    1997-05-01

    Laminin trimers composed of alpha, beta, and gamma chains are major components of basal laminae (BLs) throughout the body. To date, three alpha chains (alpha1-3) have been shown to assemble into at least seven heterotrimers (called laminins 1-7). Genes encoding two additional alpha chains (alpha4 and alpha5) have been cloned, but little is known about their expression, and their protein products have not been identified. Here we generated antisera to recombinant alpha4 and alpha5 and used them to identify authentic proteins in tissue extracts. Immunoprecipitation and immunoblotting showed that alpha4 and alpha5 assemble into four novel laminin heterotrimers (laminins 8-11: alpha4beta1gamma1, alpha4beta2gamma1, alpha5beta1gamma1, and alpha5beta2gamma1, respectively). Using a panel of nucleotide and antibody probes, we surveyed the expression of alpha1-5 in murine tissues. All five chains were expressed in both embryos and adults, but each was distributed in a distinct pattern at both RNA and protein levels. Overall, alpha4 and alpha5 exhibited the broadest patterns of expression, while expression of alpha1 was the most restricted. Immunohistochemical analysis of kidney, lung, and heart showed that the alpha chains were confined to extracellular matrix and, with few exceptions, to BLs. All developing and adult BLs examined contained at least one alpha chain, all alpha chains were present in multiple BLs, and some BLs contained two or three alpha chains. Detailed analysis of developing kidney revealed that some individual BLs, including those of the tubule and glomerulus, changed in laminin chain composition as they matured, expressing up to three different alpha chains and two different beta chains in an elaborate and dynamic progression. Interspecific backcross mapping of the five alpha chain genes revealed that they are distributed on four mouse chromosomes. Finally, we identified a novel full-length alpha3 isoform encoded by the Lama3 gene, which was previously

  1. Depletion of CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells can promote local immunity to suppress tumor growth in benzo[a]pyrene-induced forestomach carcinoma

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    Yi-Ling Chen; Jung-Hua Fang; Ming-Derg Lai; Yan-Shen Shan

    2008-01-01

    AIM: To elucidate the distribution of CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells (Tregs) in different lymphoid tissues and its local enhancement on tumor growth before and after depletion of CD4+CD25+ Tregs.METHODS: Female ICR mice were gavaged with benzo[a]pyrene (BaP) to induce forestomach carcinoma. CD4+CD25+ Tregs were intraperitoneally depleted with monoclonal antibody PC61. These mice were divided into BaP-only, BaP+IgG, BaP+PC61, and control groups. The forestomach of mice was dissected for histological analysis, and tunnel test was performed for apoptosis of tumor cells. CD4+CD25+ Tregs were sorted from different lymphoid tissues and expression of Foxp3, IL-10, and chemokine receptors was analyzed by flow cytometry, semi-quantitative and real-time polymerase chain reaction.RESULTS: The mice gavaged with only BaP showed increased forestomach papilloma and carcinoma at wk 16 and 32. The proportion of CD4+CD25+ Tregs was significantly higher in peri-stomach regional lymph nodes than in other lymphoid tissues. These CD4+CD25+ Tregs in regional lymph nodes expressed higher levels of Foxp3 and IL-10, enriched in the CD62L-subset, and CCR1 and CCR5 chemokine receptors. In mice gavaged with BaP+PC61, the number of tumor nodules and tumor volume decreased significantly with massive infiltrating cells and apoptosis of tumor cells. In the draining regional lymph nodes, the number of CD4+CD25+ Tregs also decreased significantly.CONCLUSION: Inducible and activated CD4+CD25+ Tregs in the draining regional lymph nodes suppress host local immunity during tumor growth. Depletion of CD4+CD25+ Tregs can promote host local immunity to suppress tumor growth.

  2. Chondroitin sulphate modification in the alpha4 chain of human recombinant laminin-8 (alpha4beta1gamma1).

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    Kortesmaa, Jarkko; Doi, Masayuki; Patarroyo, Manuel; Tryggvason, Karl

    2002-10-01

    We have produced human laminin-8 (alpha4beta1gamma1) using recombinant technology. Approximately half of the recombinant laminin-8 (rLN-8) molecules were found to have a chondroitin sulphate modification in the alpha4 chain. The substituted and non-substituted forms were separated and tested for cell adhesion activity. Lower cell adhesion promoting activity was seen for the substituted form, but the integrin receptor utilization was similar. We also found the human rLN-8 to behave identically in cell adhesion assays compared to a human/mouse hybrid variant of rLN-8. PMID:12392759

  3. Salt bridge residues between I-Ak dimer of dimers alpha-chains modulate antigen presentation.

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    Yadati, S; Nydam, T; Demian, D; Wade, T K; Gabriel, J L; Barisas, B G; Wade, W F

    1999-03-15

    Class II dimers of dimers are predicted to have functional significance in antigen presentation. The putative contact amino acids of the I-Ak class II dimer of dimers have been identified by molecular modeling based on the DR1 crystal structure (Nydam et al., Int. Immunol. 10, 1237,1998). We have previously reported the role in antigen presentation of dimer of dimers contact amino acids located in the C-terminal domains of the alpha- and beta-chains of class II. Our calculations show that residues Ealpha89 and Ralpha145 in the alpha2-domain form an inter alpha-chain salt bridge between pairs of alphabeta-heterodimers. Other residues, Qalpha92 and Nalpha115, may be involved in close association in that part of the alpha-chain. We investigated the role of these amino acids on class II expression and antigen presentation. Class II composed of an Ealpha89K substituted alpha-chain paired with a wt beta-chain exhibited inhibited antigen presentation and expression of alpha-chain serologic epitopes. In contrast, mutation of Ralpha145E had less affect on antigen presentation and did not affect I-Ak serologic epitopes. Interchanging charges of the salt bridge residues by expressing both Ralpha145E and Ealpha89K on the same chain obviated the large negative effect of the Ealpha89K mutation on antigen presentation but not on the serologic epitopes. Our results are similar for those reported for mutation of DR3's inter-chain salt bridge with the exception that double mutants did not moderate the DR3 defect. Interestingly, the amino acids differences between I-A and DR change the location of the inter-chain salt bridges. In DR1 these residues are located at positions Ealpha88 and Kalpha111; in I-Ak these residues are located at position Ealpha89 and Ralpha145. Inter alpha-chain salt bridges are thus maintained in various class II molecules by amino acids located in different parts of the alpha2-domain. This conservation of structure suggests that considerable functional

  4. cDNA clone for the alpha-chain of human beta-hexosaminidase: deficiency of alpha-chain mRNA in Ashkenazi Tay-Sachs fibroblasts.

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    Myerowitz, R; Proia, R L

    1984-01-01

    We have isolated a cDNA clone containing sequences complementary to mRNA encoding the alpha-chain of the lysosomal enzyme beta-hexosaminidase. RNA from a human lung fibroblast strain, IMR90, was enriched for beta-hexosaminidase messenger by polysome immunoselection with antiserum against beta-hexosaminidase A. This preparation was used to construct cDNA recombinant plasmids by the Okayama-Berg vector primer procedure. After transformation of Escherichia coli, 385 ampicillin-resistant colonies...

  5. Analysis of delocalization of clusters in linear-chain $\\alpha$-cluster states with entanglement entropy

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    Kanada-En'yo, Yoshiko

    2015-01-01

    I investigate entanglement entropy of one dimension (1D) cluster states to discuss the delocalization of clusters in linear-chain $3\\alpha$- and $4\\alpha$-cluster states. In analysis of entanglement entropy of 1D Tohsaki-Horiuchi-Schuck-R\\"opke (THSR) and Brink-Bloch cluster wave functions, I show clear differences in the entanglement entropy between localized cluster wave functions and delocalized cluster wave functions. In order to clarify spatial regions where the entanglement entropy is g...

  6. Physiological covalent regulation of rat liver branched-chain alpha-ketoacid dehydrogenase

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    A radiochemical assay was developed for measuring branched-chain alpha-ketoacid dehydrogenase activity of Triton X-100 extracts of freeze-clamped rat liver. The proportion of active (dephosphorylated) enzyme was determined by measuring enzyme activities before and after activation of the complex with a broad-specificity phosphoprotein phosphatase. Hepatic branched-chain alpha-ketoacid dehydrogenase activity in normal male Wistar rats was 97% active but decreased to 33% active after 2 days on low-protein (8%) diet and to 13% active after 4 days on the same diet. Restricting protein intake of lean and obese female Zucker rats also caused inactivation of hepatic branched-chain alpha-ketoacid dehydrogenase complex. Essentially all of the enzyme was in the active state in rats maintained for 14 days on either 30 or 50% protein diets. This was also the case for rats maintained on a commercial chow diet (minimum 23% protein). However, maintaining rats on 20, 8, and 0% protein diets decreased the percentage of the active form of the enzyme to 58, 10, and 7% of the total, respectively. Fasting of chow-fed rats for 48 h had no effect on the activity state of hepatic branched-chain alpha-ketoacid dehydrogenase, i.e., 93% of the enzyme remained in the active state compared to 97% for chow-fed rats. However, hepatic enzyme of rats maintained on 8% protein diet was 10% active before starvation and 83% active after 2 days of starvation. Thus, dietary protein deficiency results in inactivation of hepatic branched-chain alpha-ketoacid dehydrogenase complex, presumably as a consequence of low hepatic levels of branched-chain alpha-ketoacids

  7. Analysis of delocalization of clusters in linear-chain $\\alpha$-cluster states with entanglement entropy

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    Kanada-En'yo, Yoshiko

    2015-01-01

    I investigate entanglement entropy of one dimension (1D) cluster states to discuss the delocalization of clusters in linear-chain $3\\alpha$- and $4\\alpha$-cluster states. In analysis of entanglement entropy of 1D Tohsaki-Horiuchi-Schuck-R\\"opke (THSR) and Brink-Bloch cluster wave functions, I show clear differences in the entanglement entropy between localized cluster wave functions and delocalized cluster wave functions. In order to clarify spatial regions where the entanglement entropy is generated by the delocalization of clusters, I analyze the spatial distribution of entanglement entropy. In the linear-chain $3\\alpha$ cluster state, the delocalization occurs dominantly in a low-density tail region while it is relatively suppressed in an inner region because of Pauli blocking effect between clusters. In the linear-chain 4$\\alpha$ state having a larger system size than the linear-chain $3\\alpha$ state, the delocalization occurs in the whole system. The entanglement entropy is found to be a measure of the d...

  8. Intestinal lamina propria retaining CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells is a suppressive site of intestinal inflammation.

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    Makita, Shin; Kanai, Takanori; Nemoto, Yasuhiro; Totsuka, Teruji; Okamoto, Ryuichi; Tsuchiya, Kiichiro; Yamamoto, Masafumi; Kiyono, Hiroshi; Watanabe, Mamoru

    2007-04-15

    It is well known that immune responses in the intestine remain in a state of controlled inflammation, suggesting that not only does active suppression by regulatory T (T(REG)) cells play an important role in the normal intestinal homeostasis, but also that its dysregulation of immune response leads to the development of inflammatory bowel disease. In this study, we demonstrate that murine CD4(+)CD25(+) T cells residing in the intestinal lamina propria (LP) constitutively express CTLA-4, glucocorticoid-induced TNFR, and Foxp3 and suppress proliferation of responder CD4(+) T cells in vitro. Furthermore, cotransfer of intestinal LP CD4(+)CD25(+) T cells prevents the development of chronic colitis induced by adoptive transfer of CD4(+)CD45RB(high) T cells into SCID mice. When lymphotoxin (LT)alpha-deficient intercrossed Rag2 double knockout mice (LTalpha(-/-) x Rag2(-/-)), which lack mesenteric lymph nodes and Peyer's patches, are transferred with CD4(+)CD45RB(high) T cells, they develop severe wasting disease and chronic colitis despite the delayed kinetics as compared with the control LTalpha(+/+) x Rag2(-/-) mice transferred with CD4(+)CD45RB(high) T cells. Of note, when a mixture of splenic CD4(+)CD25(+) T(REG) cells and CD4(+)CD45RB(high) T cells are transferred into LTalpha(-/-) x Rag2(-/-) recipients, CD4(+)CD25(+) T(REG) cells migrate into the colon and prevent the development of colitis in LTalpha(-/-) x Rag2(-/-) recipients as well as in the control LTalpha(+/+) x Rag2(-/-) recipients. These results suggest that the intestinal LP harboring CD4(+)CD25(+) T(REG) cells contributes to the intestinal immune suppression. PMID:17404275

  9. Ground state properties of the newly discovered nucleus 265Bh and it's alpha decay chain

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    The properties of the nuclei belonging to the newly discovered alpha-decay chain starting from 265Bh have been studied. The axially deformed relativistic mean field (RMF) calculation with the force TMA and NL-Z2 has been performed in the blocked BCS approximation. Some ground state properties such as the binding energies, deformations, spins and parties, as well as Q-values of the alpha decay for this decay chain have been calculated and compared with known experimental data. Good agreement is observed. The single-particle spectrum of the nucleus 265Bh has been studied. (authors)

  10. Promoter and enhancer elements in the rearranged alpha chain gene of the human T cell receptor.

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    Luria, S; Gross, G; Horowitz, M; Givol, D

    1987-11-01

    We cloned and compared the sequence of a rearranged human T cell receptor (TCR) V alpha J alpha gene and its germline counterparts. The only difference in the coding region sequence was confined to the joining region where three nucleotides, TTG, unaccountable by either V alpha or J alpha sequence, were present. By nuclease S1 mapping we identified the mRNA start of the alpha chain 70 nucleotides upstream from the initiator ATG. A 600 bp fragment containing the sequences upstream to the ATG drives the expression of the bacterial chloramphenicol acetyltransferase (CAT) gene. This promoter activity is T cell specific since it can be demonstrated in human T cells but not in B cells or HeLa cells. A 1.1 kb BamHI- HindIII fragment located 5' to the first exon of the C alpha gene was found to enhance transcription from either the heterologous SV40 promoter or the homologous TCR alpha chain promoter. This enhancement activity was independent of the location of the fragment with respect to CAT and was specific to lymphoid cells (either T or B cells) but cannot be demonstrated in HeLa cells. PMID:3501368

  11. Primary structure, developmental expression, and immunolocalization of the murine laminin alpha4 chain.

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    Iivanainen, A; Kortesmaa, J; Sahlberg, C; Morita, T; Bergmann, U; Thesleff, I; Tryggvason, K

    1997-10-31

    The complete primary structure of the mouse laminin alpha4 chain was derived from cDNA clones. The translation product contains a 24-residue signal peptide preceding the mature alpha4 chain of 1,792 residues. Northern analysis on whole mouse embryos revealed that the expression was weak at day 7, but it later increased and peaked at day 15. In adult tissues the strongest expression was observed in lung and cardiac and skeletal muscles. Weak expression was also seen in other adult tissues such as brain, spleen, liver, kidney, and testis. By in situ hybridization of fetal and newborn tissues, expression of the laminin alpha4 chain was mainly localized to mesenchymal cells. Strong expression was seen in the villi and submucosa of the developing intestine, the mesenchymal stroma surrounding the branching lung epithelia, and the external root sheath of vibrissae follicles, as well as in cardiac and skeletal muscle fibers. In the developing kidney, intense but transient expression was associated with the differentiation of epithelial kidney tubules from the nephrogenic mesenchyme. Immunohistologic staining with affinity-purified IgG localized the laminin alpha4 chain primarily to lung septa, heart, and skeletal muscle, capillaries, and perineurium. PMID:9346933

  12. Expression of interleukin-2R alpha and interleukin-2R beta in Hodgkin's disease.

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    Tesch, H.; A. Günther; Abts, H.; Jücker, M; Klein, S; Krueger, G. R.; Diehl, V.

    1993-01-01

    Hodgkin and Reed-Sternberg cells, the putative malignant cells of Hodgkin's disease (HD), carry regularly the CD25 antigen that forms one chain of the interleukin-2 (IL-2) receptor (IL-2R alpha). To analyze the putative role of IL-2R expression in Hodgkin's disease, we have investigated the expression of both IL-2R alpha and IL-2R beta chains in HD-derived cell lines and in primary specimens from patients with HD. Expression of IL-2R alpha and IL-2R beta was detected in all HD-derived cell li...

  13. BstXI RFLP in the human inter-alpha-trypsin inhibitor light chain gene

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    Leveillard, T.; Bourguignon, J.; Sesbouee, R.; Hanauer, A.; Salier, J.P.; Diarra-Mehrpour, M.; Martin, J.P.

    1988-03-25

    The 1.2 kb EcoRI/SmaI fragment of lambdaHuLITI2 was used as probe. lambdaHuLITI2 is a full length cDNA clone coding for human inter-alpha-trypsin inhibitor light chain isolated from immunochemical screening of a lambdagt11 library. Its sequence coding for HI-30 and alpha-1-microglobulin is in agreement. BstXI identifies five invariant bands at 5.0 kb, 2.3 kb, 1.5 kb, 1.1 kb, and 0.7 kb and a diallelic polymorphism with DNA fragments at 2.0 kb or 1.7 kb.

  14. CD4+CD25bright T cells in human intestinal lamina propria as regulatory cells.

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    Makita, Shin; Kanai, Takanori; Oshima, Shigeru; Uraushihara, Koji; Totsuka, Teruji; Sawada, Taisuke; Nakamura, Tetsuya; Koganei, Kazutaka; Fukushima, Tsuneo; Watanabe, Mamoru

    2004-09-01

    It is well known that immune responses in the intestine remain in a state of controlled inflammation, suggesting that not only active suppression by regulatory T cells plays an important role in the normal intestinal homeostasis, but also its dysregulation leads to the development of inflammatory bowel disease. In this study, we demonstrate that the CD4(+)CD25(bright) T cells reside in the human intestinal lamina propria (LP) and functionally retain regulatory activities. All human LP CD4(+) T cells regardless of CD25 expression constitutively expressed CTLA-4, glucocorticoid-induced TNFR family-related protein, and Foxp3 and proliferate poorly. Although LP CD4(+)CD25(-) T cells showed an activated and anergic/memory phenotype, they did not retain regulatory activity. In LP CD4(+)CD25(+) T cells, however, cells expressing CD25 at high levels (CD4(+)CD25(bright)) suppressed the proliferation and various cytokine productions of CD4(+)CD25(-) T cells. LP CD4(+)CD25(bright) T cells by themselves produced fewer amounts of IL-2, IFN-gamma, and IL-10. Interestingly, LP CD4(+)CD25(bright) T cells with regulatory T activity were significantly increased in patients with active inflammatory bowel disease. These results suggest that CD4(+)CD25(bright) T cells found in the normal and inflamed intestinal mucosa selectively inhibit the host immune response and therefore may contribute to the intestinal immune homeostasis. PMID:15322172

  15. Biotemplated synthesis of metallic nanoparticle chains on an alpha-synuclein fiber scaffold.

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    Colby, R; Hulleman, J; Padalkar, S; Rochet, J C; Stanciu, L A

    2008-02-01

    Biomolecular templates provide an excellent potential tool for bottom-up device fabrication. Self-assembling alpha-synuclein protein fibrils, the formation of which has been linked to Parkinson's disease, have yet to be explored for potential device fabrication. In this paper, alpha-synuclein fibrils were used as a template for palladium (Pd), gold (Au) and copper (Cu) nanoparticle chains synthesis. Deposition over a range of conditions resulted in metal-coated fibers with reproducible average diameters between 50 and 200 nm. Active elemental palladium deposited on the protein fibrils is used as a catalyst for the electroless deposition of Au and Cu. Nanoparticle chains were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray energy dispersive spectrometry (XEDS), and electron energy loss spectrometry (EELS). PMID:18464436

  16. Structure and diversity of the T-cell receptor alpha chain in the Mexican axolotl.

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    Fellah, J S; Kerfourn, F; Dumay, A M; Aubet, G; Charlemagne, J

    1997-01-01

    Polymerase chain reaction was used to isolate cDNA clones encoding putative T-cell receptor (TCR) alpha chains in an amphibian, the Mexican axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum). Five TCRalpha-V chain-encoding segments were identified, each belonging to a separate family. The best identity scores for these axolotl TCRalpha-V segments were all provided by sequences belonging to the human TCRalpha-V1 family and the mouse TCRalpha-V3 and TCRalpha-V8 families. A total of 14 different TCRA-J segments were identified from 44 TCRA-V/TCRA-J regions sequenced, suggesting that a large repertoire of TCRA-J segments is a characteristic of most vertebrates. The structure of the axolotl CDR3 alpha chain loop is in good agreement with that of mammals, including a majority of small hydrophobic residues at position 92 and of charged, hydrophilic, or polar residues at positions 93 and 94, which are highly variable and correspond to the TCRA-V/J junction. This suggests that some positions of the axolotl CDR3 alpha chain loop are positively selected during T-cell differentiation, particularly around residue 93 that could be selected for its ability to makes contacts with major histocompatibility complex-associated antigenic peptides, as in mammals. The axolotl Calpha domain had the typical structure of mammalian and avian Calpha domains, including the charged residues in the TM segment that are thought to interact with other proteins in the membrane, as well as most of the residues forming the conserved antigen receptor transmembrane motif. PMID:9002443

  17. Exploration of the Partial Different Roles of CD4 + CD25 + Tregs and CD4 + CD25HighTregs in Sero-resistance Syphilitic Patients%梅毒血清固定患者CD4+CD25+Treg细胞和CD4+CD25High Treg细胞功能的差异探讨

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    张明海; 赵建斌

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    目的 探讨梅毒血清固定患者外周血CD4+ CD25+ Treg细胞和CD4+ CD25HighTreg细胞功能是否发生变化.方法 采用流式细胞术(FCM)检测28例梅毒血清固定患者和28例梅毒转阴患者外周血CD4+CD25+ Treg细胞和CD4+ CD25High Treg细胞中FOXP3和CTLA-4的水平;采用免疫磁珠细胞分选技术(MACS)和Realtime-PCR技术检测CD4+ CD25+ Treg细胞的FOXP3和CTLA-4mRNA水平.结果 梅毒血清固定组外周血CD4+ CD25+Treg细胞功能增强,而梅毒血清转阴组外周血CD4+ CD25HighTreg细胞功能稳定.结论 CD4+CD25+Treg和CD4+ CD25HighTreg细胞在梅毒血清固定形成中作用的方式或途径存在部分差异.

  18. Evaluation of CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma and liver cirrhosis

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    Amal Abdel Aleem, ** Eman A Abdel Rahman and ***Abdel Aty M. Elgonimy

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available The emergence of a Tumor results from the disruption of cell growth regulation as well as from failure of the host to provoke a sufficient immunological anti-tumor response. Regulatory T cells CD4+CD25+ (Tregs play an important role in maintaining peripheral self-tolerance, thus preventing autoimmune pathologies. However, in certain situations Tregs can impair effective immunity to some pathogens and tumor cells. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC is one of the leading causes of cancer-related death in the world, and in developed countries it is expected to continue to increase because of the epidemic of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV infection. Previous studies also showed that Tregs infiltrating HCC tumors were an indicator of poor prognosis. Aim: of this study was to evaluate CD4+CD25+ Treg cells in patients with HCC and liver cirrhosis and their correlation with liver tumor markers and grading. Patients and Methods: The study included 30 patients, 15 patients had HCC (group I and 15 were cirrhotic patients (group II. In addition, 10 healthy subjects were used as controls. All patients were subjected to clinical examination and laboratory investigations including liver function tests, hepatitis B markers (HBs Ag, HBeAg and HBc-Ab and HCV antibodies were detected by ELISA. and Bilharzial Abs by indirect hemagglutination test. CD4+CD25+ Tcells were quantified in the blood by flow cytometry, alpha feto protein by Cobas e 411, To evaluate HCC grading ,abdominal sonography, C.T.and liver biopsy were done. Patients were categorized into mildely differentiated (grad 1, moderately differentiated (grad 11 and poorly differentiated (grad 111. Results: There were significant increased in serum AFP, and CD4+CD25+% in patients with HCC, and in patients with liver cirrhosis when compared to control group (p<0.05, and highly significant increased in AFP, and CD4+CD25+ % in patients with HCC when compared to patients with liver cirrhosis (p<0.001. In HCC patients

  19. 90Y-daclizumab, an anti-CD25 monoclonal antibody, provided responses in 50% of patients with relapsed Hodgkin’s lymphoma

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    Janik, John E.; Morris, John C.; O’Mahony, Deirdre; Pittaluga, Stefania; Jaffe, Elaine S.; Redon, Christophe E.; Bonner, William M.; Brechbiel, Martin W.; Paik, Chang H.; Whatley, Millie; Chen, Clara; Lee, Jae-Ho; Fleisher, Thomas A.; Brown, Maggie; White, Jeffrey D.; Stewart, Donn M.; Fioravanti, Suzanne; Lee, Cathryn C.; Goldman, Carolyn K.; Bryant, Bonita R.; Junghans, Richard P.; Carrasquillo, Jorge A.; Worthy, Tat’Yana; Corcoran, Erin; Conlon, Kevin C.; Waldmann, Thomas A.

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    Despite significant advances in the treatment of Hodgkin’s lymphoma (HL), a significant proportion of patients will not respond or will subsequently relapse. We identified CD25, the IL-2 receptor alpha subunit, as a favorable target for systemic radioimmunotherapy of HL. The scientific basis for the clinical trial was that, although most normal cells with exception of Treg cells do not express CD25, it is expressed by a minority of Reed–Sternberg cells and by most polyclonal T cells rosetting around Reed–Sternberg cells. Forty-six patients with refractory and relapsed HL were evaluated with up to seven i.v. infusions of the radiolabeled anti-CD25 antibody 90Y-daclizumab. 90Y provides strong β emissions that kill tumor cells at a distance by a crossfire effect. In 46 evaluable HL patients treated with 90Y-daclizumab there were 14 complete responses and nine partial responses; 14 patients had stable disease, and nine progressed. Responses were observed both in patients whose Reed–Sternberg cells expressed CD25 and in those whose neoplastic cells were CD25− provided that associated rosetting T cells expressed CD25. As assessed using phosphorylated H2AX (γ-H2AX) as a bioindicator of the effects of radiation exposure, predominantly nonmalignant cells in the tumor microenvironment manifested DNA damage, as reflected by increased expression of γ-H2AX. Toxicities were transient bone-marrow suppression and myelodysplastic syndrome in six patients who had not been evaluated with bone-marrow karyotype analyses before therapy. In conclusion, repeated 90Y-daclizumab infusions directed predominantly toward nonmalignant T cells rosetting around Reed–Sternberg cells provided meaningful therapy for select HL patients. PMID:26438866

  20. 90Y-daclizumab, an anti-CD25 monoclonal antibody, provided responses in 50% of patients with relapsed Hodgkin's lymphoma.

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    Janik, John E; Morris, John C; O'Mahony, Deirdre; Pittaluga, Stefania; Jaffe, Elaine S; Redon, Christophe E; Bonner, William M; Brechbiel, Martin W; Paik, Chang H; Whatley, Millie; Chen, Clara; Lee, Jae-Ho; Fleisher, Thomas A; Brown, Maggie; White, Jeffrey D; Stewart, Donn M; Fioravanti, Suzanne; Lee, Cathryn C; Goldman, Carolyn K; Bryant, Bonita R; Junghans, Richard P; Carrasquillo, Jorge A; Worthy, Tat'Yana; Corcoran, Erin; Conlon, Kevin C; Waldmann, Thomas A

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    Despite significant advances in the treatment of Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL), a significant proportion of patients will not respond or will subsequently relapse. We identified CD25, the IL-2 receptor alpha subunit, as a favorable target for systemic radioimmunotherapy of HL. The scientific basis for the clinical trial was that, although most normal cells with exception of Treg cells do not express CD25, it is expressed by a minority of Reed-Sternberg cells and by most polyclonal T cells rosetting around Reed-Sternberg cells. Forty-six patients with refractory and relapsed HL were evaluated with up to seven i.v. infusions of the radiolabeled anti-CD25 antibody (90)Y-daclizumab. (90)Y provides strong β emissions that kill tumor cells at a distance by a crossfire effect. In 46 evaluable HL patients treated with (90)Y-daclizumab there were 14 complete responses and nine partial responses; 14 patients had stable disease, and nine progressed. Responses were observed both in patients whose Reed-Sternberg cells expressed CD25 and in those whose neoplastic cells were CD25(-) provided that associated rosetting T cells expressed CD25. As assessed using phosphorylated H2AX (γ-H2AX) as a bioindicator of the effects of radiation exposure, predominantly nonmalignant cells in the tumor microenvironment manifested DNA damage, as reflected by increased expression of γ-H2AX. Toxicities were transient bone-marrow suppression and myelodysplastic syndrome in six patients who had not been evaluated with bone-marrow karyotype analyses before therapy. In conclusion, repeated (90)Y-daclizumab infusions directed predominantly toward nonmalignant T cells rosetting around Reed-Sternberg cells provided meaningful therapy for select HL patients. PMID:26438866

  1. A shortened beta-hexosaminidase alpha-chain in an Italian patient with infantile Tay-Sachs disease.

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    Zokaeem, G; Bayleran, J; Kaplan, P; Hechtman, P; Neufeld, E F

    1987-01-01

    Fibroblasts derived from a beta-hexosaminidase A (HexA)-deficient infant with clinically classic Tay-Sachs disease synthesized a precursor alpha-chain that was smaller than its normal counterpart. Fibroblasts from the infant's parents, who were consanguinous, produced both normal and mutant alpha-chains. The size difference, estimated to be 2-3 kilodaltons on the basis of sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide-gel electrophoresis, persisted after removal of oligosaccharides with endo-H and is ...

  2. CD4+CD25+Treg细胞与支气管哮喘%CD4+ CD25+ Treg cells and bronchial asthma

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    鞠云飞; 孙立锋; 胡华

    2011-01-01

    The main function of CD4+ CD25+ Treg cells are immunological anergy and inhibition,which is essential to the maintenance of immunological tolerance in the host.CD4+ CD25+ Treg cells produce inhibitory cytokines (TGF-β and IL-10),express membrane molecules (CTLA-4,GITR,etc) and Foxp3.There are abnormal in function and quantity of CD4+ CD25+ Treg cells of peripheral blood from asthmatic patients,which maybe one of the pathogenesis of asthma.Glucocorticoids can inhibit the airway inflamation of asthma by impacting CD4+ CD25+ Treg cells.%CD4+ CD25+ Treg细胞的主要作用表现为免疫无能性和免疫抑制性,是外周免疫耐受形成机制的主要组成部分.其主要作用机制为分泌抑制性细胞因子(IL-10和TGF-β)、表达细胞表面分子(CTLA-4、GITR等)及Foxp3等.支气管哮喘患者外周血CD4+ CD25+ Treg功能及数量存在异常,这可能是支气管哮喘发病机制之一.糖皮质激素可以通过影响CD4+ CD25+ Treg的状态起到抑制支气管哮喘气道炎症的作用.

  3. TRAIL对肿瘤侵润CD4+CD25+Treg的调节作用%Regulation of TRAIL on tumor infiltrating CD4+CD25+Treg

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    袁海芹; 刁智娟; 周剑锁; 刘彦信; 史娟; 郑德先

    2011-01-01

    0bjective:To investigate the regulation of TRAIL on tumor infiltrating CD 4+ CD25 +Treg cells.Methods:The inpact of TRAL on CCL22 secretion of tumor cells was detected by ELISA .Recam binant soluble TRAL was adminsttated into subcutaneous solid 4T1 tumor and tumor volum e was measured .Tumor infiltrating lym phocytes w ere isolated and assayed by flow cytam etry to evaluate the change of CD4+ CD25+ Treg cells in umor.Results:rsTRAIL increased CCL22 secretion into supematant of tumor cell 4Tl and B16 cells.TRAIL treat ment did notinhibit the s .C.4T1 tumor growth ,but turmor infiltrating CD 4+ CD25+ Treg increased obviously .Conclusion :Augmention in CCL22 secretion of 4T1 cancer cells might recruit Tregs,therefore, leading to turmor infiltrating CD 4+CD 25+Treg increase .This study provides novel data tor the physiological function research of TRAIL and cancer therapy application .%目的:探讨TRAIL对肿瘤侵润CD4+CD25+Treg细胞的调节作用.方法:ELISA检测TRAIL对肿瘤细胞分泌CCL22的影响;建立对TRAIL耐受的4T1肿瘤细胞皮下实体瘤模型,瘤内给予重组TRAIL蛋白,检测肿瘤体积的变化;分离肿瘤侵润的淋巴细胞,采用流式细胞术检测瘤内CD4+CD25+Treg细胞的变化.结果:TRAIL引起肿瘤细胞4T1和B16培养上清中CCL22水平增加;TRAIL治疗组与对照组相比,对TRAIL耐受的4T1移植瘤体积没有明显变化,但TRAIL治疗组的肿瘤侵润CD4+CD25+Treg细胞显著增加.结论:TRAIL引起肿瘤细胞分泌CCL22,可因此诱导CD4+CD25+Treg细胞趋化至肿瘤部位导致肿瘤侵润的CD4+CD25+Treg比例增加,为TRAIL的生理功能和在肿瘤治疗中的应用提供了新的资料.

  4. Dra I polymorphism in the human inter-alpha-tryspin inhibitor heavy chain gene ITIH1

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    Leveillard, T.; Salier, J.P.; Sesbouee, R.; Bourguignon, J.; Diarra-Mehrpour, M.; Martin, J.P. (Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale, St. Etienne Rouvray (France))

    1989-07-11

    The 1.0 kb insert of lambda HuHITI-19, used as a probe, codes for the heavy chain H1 of the human inter-alpha-tryspin inhibitor. Dra I (TTT/AAA) identifies one invariant band at 5.8 kb and a diallelic polymorphism with DNA fragments at 4.0 kb or 2.4 kb and 1.6 kb. The allele frequency was studied in 24 healthy caucasians. The ITIH1 gene has been mapped to 3p211-p212 by in situ hybridization. Co-dominant segregation was found in three informative families (11 individuals).

  5. An hypervariable polymorphism detected in the human inter-. alpha. -trypsin inhibitor heavy chain gene ITIH2

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    Leveillard, T.; Sesbouee, R.; Bourguignon, J.; Diarra-Mehrpour, M.; Salier, J.P.; Martin, J.P. (Inst. National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale, Rouvray (France)); Sirugo, G.; Hanauer, A. (Inst. National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale, Strasbourg (France))

    1990-03-11

    The 112 bp BamHi/Bst YI fragment of lambda HuHITI-9 used as a probe codes for the heavy chain H2 of human inter-{alpha}-trypsin inhibitor. BstXI (CCAN{sub 5}/NTGG) identifies a 5 allele VNTR polymorphism with bands between 2.6 kb and 3.0 kb. DraI, MspI, PstI and TaqI also detect the same polymorphism. The ITH2 gene has been mapped to 10p15 by in situ hybridization.

  6. CD25 shedding by human natural occurring CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells does not inhibit the action of IL-2

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    Pedersen, Anders Elm; Lauritsen, Jens Peter Holst

    2009-01-01

    Regulatory T (Treg) cells are important for the maintenance of peripheral tolerance and inhibition of pathogenic T-cell responses. Therefore, they are important for the limitation of chronic inflammation but can also be deleterious by e.g. limiting antitumour immune responses. Natural occurring...... Tregs are known to inhibit CD4+ T cell in a contact-dependent manner, but at the same time, various suppressive factors are secreted. We, here, demonstrate that human naturally occurring CD4+CD25+ Tregs are able to shed large amounts of soluble CD25 upon activation. Secretion of sCD25 could add to the...... inhibitory effect of Tregs as such secretion in other settings has been proposed to act as a sink for local IL-2. However, we here demonstrate that supernatant from human Tregs containing high concentration of sCD25 does not inhibit proliferation of CD4+CD25(-) T cells or inhibit the action of IL-2 in an in...

  7. CD4+CD25+Treg细胞与支气管哮喘%CD4+CD25+Treg cells and bronchial asthma

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    鞠云飞; 孙立锋; 胡华

    2011-01-01

    CD4+CD25+Treg细胞的主要作用表现为免疫无能性和免疫抑制性,是外周免疫耐受形成机制的主要组成部分.其主要作用机制为分泌抑制性细胞因子(IL-10和TGF-β)、表达细胞表面分子(CTLA-4、GITR等)及Foxp3等.支气管哮喘患者外周血CD4+CD25+Treg功能及数量存在异常,这可能是支气管哮喘发病机制之一.糖皮质激素可以通过影响CD4+CD25+Treg的状态起到抑制支气管哮喘气道炎症的作用.

  8. Murine laminin alpha3A and alpha3B isoform chains are generated by usage of two promoters and alternative splicing.

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    Ferrigno, O; Virolle, T; Galliano, M F; Chauvin, N; Ortonne, J P; Meneguzzi, G; Aberdam, D

    1997-08-15

    We already identified two distinct laminin alpha3A and alpha3B chain isoforms which differ in their amino-terminal ends and display different tissue-specific expression patterns. In this study we have investigated whether these two different isoforms are products of the same laminin alpha3 (lama3) gene and transcribed from one or two separate promoters. Genomic clones were isolated that encompass the sequences upstream to the 5' ends of both the alpha3A and the alpha3B cDNAs. Sequence analysis of the region upstream to the alpha3A open reading frame revealed the presence of a TATA box and potential binding sites for responsive elements. By primer extension analysis, the transcription start site of the alpha3B mRNA isoform was defined. The sequences upstream to the alpha3B mRNA transcription start site do not contain a TATA box near the transcription initiation sites, but AP-1, AP-2, and Sp1 consensus binding site sequences were identified. The genomic regions located immediately upstream of the alpha3A and alpha3B transcription start sites were shown to possess promoter activities in transfection experiments. In the promoter regions, response elements for the acute phase reactant signal and NF-interleukin 6 were found, and their possible relevance in the context of inflammation and wound healing is discussed. Our results demonstrate that the lama3 gene produces the two polypeptides by alternative splicing and contains two promoters, which regulate the production of the two isoforms alpha3A and alpha3B. PMID:9252362

  9. Involvement of CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells in the pathogenesis of polycythaemia vera

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    ZHAO Wen-bo; LI Ying; LIU Xin; ZHANG Ling-yan; WANG Xin

    2008-01-01

    Background Regulatory T cells (Treg) have been shown to play an important role in the regulation of hematopoietic activity. However, there is no information about the effect of Treg cells in the pathogenesis of polycythaemia vera (PV).Methods In this study, we investigated the percentage and function of Treg cells in the peripheral blood of 21 PV patients and 25 healthy donors. Treg cells were identified and characterized as CD4+CD25+FOXP3+ by flow cytometry.The suppressive activity of CD4+CD25+ Treg cells was assessed by the proliferation and cytokine secretion of the co-cultured CD4+CD25- fractions.Results The results showed that the percentage of Treg cells in the peripheral blood of PV patients significantly increased compared to healthy controls ((10.93±4.02)% vs (5.86±1.99)%, P <0.05). Moreover, the mRNA and protein expression of FOXP3 was higher in CD4+CD25+ Treg cells. Coordinately, when co-cultured with the activated CD4+CD25-cells, the CD4+CD25+ Treg cells showed enhanced suppressive function in PV. Yet, the underlying mechanism for the increased frequency and function of CD4+CD25+ Treg cells is still to be clarified.Conclusion Treg cells expansion might account for the abnormal T cell immunity in PV patients and thus contribute to the pathogenesis of PV.

  10. Central muscarinic cholinergic activation alters interaction between splenic dendritic cell and CD4+CD25- T cells in experimental colitis.

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    Peris Munyaka

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: The cholinergic anti-inflammatory pathway (CAP is based on vagus nerve (VN activity that regulates macrophage and dendritic cell responses in the spleen through alpha-7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (a7nAChR signaling. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD patients present dysautonomia with decreased vagus nerve activity, dendritic cell and T cell over-activation. The aim of this study was to investigate whether central activation of the CAP alters the function of dendritic cells (DCs and sequential CD4+/CD25-T cell activation in the context of experimental colitis. METHODS: The dinitrobenzene sulfonic acid model of experimental colitis in C57BL/6 mice was used. Central, intracerebroventricular infusion of the M1 muscarinic acetylcholine receptor agonist McN-A-343 was used to activate CAP and vagus nerve and/or splenic nerve transection were performed. In addition, the role of α7nAChR signaling and the NF-kB pathway was studied. Serum amyloid protein (SAP-A, colonic tissue cytokines, IL-12p70 and IL-23 in isolated splenic DCs, and cytokines levels in DC-CD4+CD25-T cell co-culture were determined. RESULTS: McN-A-343 treatment reduced colonic inflammation associated with decreased pro-inflammatory Th1/Th17 colonic and splenic cytokine secretion. Splenic DCs cytokine release was modulated through α7nAChR and the NF-kB signaling pathways. Cholinergic activation resulted in decreased CD4+CD25-T cell priming. The anti-inflammatory efficacy of central cholinergic activation was abolished in mice with vagotomy or splenic neurectomy. CONCLUSIONS: Suppression of splenic immune cell activation and altered interaction between DCs and T cells are important aspects of the beneficial effect of brain activation of the CAP in experimental colitis. These findings may lead to improved therapeutic strategies in the treatment of IBD.

  11. HB KURDISTAN [ALPHA-47(CE5)ASP-]TYR], A NEW ALPHA-CHAIN VARIANT IN COMBINATION WITH BETA-THALASSEMIA

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    GIORDANO, PC; HARTEVELD, CL; STRENG, H; Oosterwijk, Jan; HEISTER, JGAM; AMONS, R; BERNINI, LF

    1994-01-01

    We have characterized the structural abnormality of a new alpha chain mutant found in a Kurdish; family. The clinical and hematological investigation of eight individuals have shown that the a variant is associated with a beta degrees-thalassemia mutation (nonsense codon 39). The tryptic peptide map

  12. Murine branched chain alpha-ketoacid dehydrogenase kinase; cDNA cloning, tissue distribution, and temporal expression during embryonic development.

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    Doering, C B; Coursey, C; Spangler, W; Danner, D J

    1998-06-01

    These studies were designed to demonstrate the structural and functional similarity of murine branched chain alpha-ketoacid dehydrogenase and its regulation by the complex-specific kinase. Nucleotide sequence and deduced amino acid sequence for the kinase cDNA demonstrate a highly conserved coding sequence between mouse and human. Tissue-specific expression in adult mice parallels that reported in other mammals. Kinase expression in female liver is influenced by circadian rhythm. Of special interest is the fluctuating expression of this kinase during embryonic development against the continuing increase in the catalytic subunits of this mitochondrial complex during development. The need for regulation of the branched chain alpha-ketoacid dehydrogenase complex by kinase expression during embryogenesis is not understood. However, the similarity of murine branched chain alpha-ketoacid dehydrogenase and its kinase to the human enzyme supports the use of this animal as a model for the human system. PMID:9611264

  13. Chain length dependence of the helix orientation in Langmuir-Blodgett monolayers of alpha-helical diblock copolypeptides

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    Nguyen, Le-Thu T; Ardana, Aditya; Vorenkamp, Eltjo J.; ten Brinke, Gerrit; Schouten, Arend J.

    2010-01-01

    The effect of chain length on the helix orientation of alpha-helical diblock copolypeptides in Langmuir and Langmuir-Blodgett monolayers is reported for the first time. Amphiphilic diblock copolypeptides (PLGA-b-PMLGSLGs) of poly(alpha-L-glutamic acid) (PLGA) and poly(gamma-methyl-L-glutamate-ran-gamma-stearyl-L-glutamate) with 30 mol% of stearyl substituents (PMLGSLG) of various block lengths were studied. The tilt angle between the helices and the substrate-normal decreases upon increasing ...

  14. Forkhead Transcription Factor FOXP3 Upregulates CD25 Expression through Cooperation with RelA/NF-κB

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    Camperio, Cristina; Caristi, Silvana; Fanelli, Giorgia; Soligo, Marzia; Porto, Paola Del; Piccolella, Enza

    2012-01-01

    Considerable evidence supports the prediction that CD25 is directly regulated by the forkhead transcription factor FOXP3. However, given that CD25 is normally upregulated in activated T cells, regardless of whether they express FOXP3, this issue has still to be definitively demonstrated. Here we describe that FOXP3, induced by CD28 signals in human CD4+CD25 − T lymphocytes, synergizes with RelA on a regulatory region of Cd25 promoter to mediate the transcriptional activation of Cd25 gene. We ...

  15. Effects of estrogen on CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cell in peripheral blood during pregnancy

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    Yuan-Huan Xiong; Zhen Yuan; Li He

    2013-01-01

    Objective:To investigate the effects of estrogen (E2) level on regulatory T cells (Treg) in peripheral blood during pregnancy. Methods:A total of 30 healthy non-pregnant women were selected as control group, 90 pregnant women of early, middle and late pregnancy and 30 postpartum women at 1 month after parturition were selected as experimental groups including early pregnancy group, middle pregnancy group and late pregnancy group;the proportions of CD4+CD25+Treg and CD4+CD25+CD127-Treg among CD4+T cells were detected by flow cytometry;the serum estrogen content in peripheral blood was detected by electrochemical immune luminescence method. Results: E2 level was coincident with the change of Tregs number during pregnancy. The estrogen content in peripheral blood increased gradually from early pregnancy to late pregnancy, then decreased significantly after parturition, and the level at 1 month after parturition down to the level in non-pregnancy group (P>0.05);the level of E2 in pregnancy groups were significantly higher than those in non-pregnancy group (P0.05);the proportions in middle and late pregnancy groups were significantly higher than those in early pregnancy group (P0.05). There was correlation between Tregs number with estrogen level during pregnancy. The proportion of CD4+CD25+ Treg and CD4+CD25+CD127- Treg were positively correlated with estrogen level. Conclusions:High proportion of CD4+CD25+Treg and CD4+CD25+CD127-Treg is closely related to the high level of E2 during pregnancy. It suggested that high level of estrogen may induce an increase of CD4+CD25+Treg in peripheral blood, and then influence the immune function of pregnant women. The results of this experiment might play an important role of estrogen in immune-modulation during pregnancy.

  16. Mutation in the alpha 5(IV) collagen chain in juvenile-onset Alport syndrome without hearing loss or ocular lesions

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    Zhou, J; Hertz, Jens Michael; Tryggvason, K

    1992-01-01

    A single base mutation was identified in the type IV collagen alpha 5 chain gene (COL4A5) of a Danish kindred with Alport syndrome. The 27-year-old male proband developed hematuria in childhood and terminal renal failure at the age of 25 years. He has no hearing loss or ocular lesions. Electron...

  17. Natural CD4~+CD25~+ regulatory T cells express α7-nicotinic acetylcholine receptor subunits%小鼠天然CD4~+CD25~+调节性T细胞表达α7烟碱型乙酰胆碱受体

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    王大伟; 周荣斌; 姚咏明

    2010-01-01

    Objective To investigate whether CD4~+ CD25~+ regulatory T cells (Treg) from C57BL/6J mice express alpha7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (α7nAChR). Methods CD4~+ CD25~+ regulatory T cells were isolated from mouse splenocytes with a CD4~+ CD25~+ regulatory T Cell isolation kit (Mihenyi Bio-tee). The purity of isolated Tregs was analyzed by flow eytometry. Expressions of α7nAChR in mouse CD4~+ CD25~+ Tregs were examined by immunofluorescence staining, Western blotting, and reverse transeription-PCR, respectively. Results It was revealed by flow cytometry that Tregs could bind alpha-bungarotoxin (α-BGT)-F/TC, a specific α7 nAChR antagonist. Moreover, a positive binding to α-Bgt was also observed on the cell surface of Treg, as viewed by fluorescent confoeal microscopy. In addition, a clear band of a7nAChR with a molecular mass of approximately 55 kD was found from Tregs by Western blotting analysis, and α7nAChR mRNA was expressed with the expected size of 199 bp from Tregs by reverse transcription-PCR. Conclusion Natural CD4~+ CD25~+ Tregs from mice express α7nAChR.%目的 探讨C57BL/6J小鼠的天然CD4~+CD25~+调节性T细胞(CD4~+CD25~+Treg)是否存在α7烟碱型乙酰胆碱受体(a7nAchR).方法 使用小鼠调节性T细胞试剂盒分离小鼠脾脏CD4~+CD25~+Treg,流式细胞术鉴定CD4~+CD25~+Treg的纯度.分别采用免疫荧光染色、共聚焦湿微镜、Western印迹和逆转录聚合酶链反应检测Treg表面α7nAchR蛋白/基因表达.结果 α-银环蛇毒素-FITC染色、流式检测显示Treg细胞表面结合α-银环蛇毒素-FITC;共聚焦显微镜成像观察到Treg细胞表面结合大量α-银环蛇毒素;Western印迹检测证实Treg细胞样本中检测到了清楚的α7nAchR条带,分子量大小约为55 kD;RT-PCR分析发现Treg细胞样本中检测到了199 bp大小的特异性α7nAchR目的 基因条带.结论小鼠天然CD4~+CD25~+Treg细胞表达α7nAChR.

  18. Cloning of the LamA3 gene encoding the alpha 3 chain of the adhesive ligand epiligrin. Expression in wound repair.

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    Ryan, M C; Tizard, R; VanDevanter, D R; Carter, W G

    1994-09-01

    We have isolated cDNA clones encoding the entire 170-kDa chain of epiligrin (alpha 3Ep) and a genomic clone encoding the alpha 3Ep gene (LamA3). Analysis of multiple cDNA clones revealed two distinct transcripts (alpha 3EpA and alpha 3EpB). Sequencing of the alpha 3EpA transcript indicated sequence and structural homology to laminin alpha 1 and alpha 2 chains that extend from domain IIIa through the carboxyl-terminal G domain. The alpha 3EpB transcript encodes a larger amino-terminal domain and contains additional epidermal growth factor repeats and sequences corresponding to domain IV of alpha 1 laminin. Fluorescence in situ hybridization indicated that the LamA3 gene is located on chromosome 18q11.2, a locus distinct from the LamA1 gene (18p11.3). The G domain of the epiligrin alpha 3 chain contains five subdomains that are individually related to the G subdomains reported for Drosophila and vertebrate laminin alpha chains. Sequence divergence within the G domain of alpha 3 epiligrin suggests that it is functionally distinct from laminin, consistent with our previous report showing that epiligrin interacts with different integrin adhesion receptors. Analysis of RNA from human foreskin keratinocytes (HFKs) identified multiple epiligrin transcripts that were down-regulated by viral transformation and differentiation. In contrast, epiligrin expression was up-regulated in wound sites of human skin. PMID:8077230

  19. Diminished CD4+/CD25+ T cell and increased IFN-gamma levels occur in dogs vaccinated with Leishmune in an endemic area for visceral leishmaniasis.

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    de Lima, Valéria Marçal Felix; Ikeda, Fabiana Augusta; Rossi, Cláudio N; Feitosa, Mary Marcondes; Vasconcelos, Rosemeride Oliveira; Nunes, Caris Maroni; Goto, Hiro

    2010-06-15

    The Leishmune vaccine has been used in endemic areas to prevent canine visceral leishmaniasis in Brazil, but cytokine production induced by vaccination has rarely been investigated in dogs. This study aimed to evaluate the immune response of dogs vaccinated with Leishmune FML vaccine (Fort Dodge) against total antigen of Leishmania (Leishmania) chagasi (TAg) and FML. Twenty healthy dogs from Araçatuba, São Paulo, Brazil, an endemic leishmaniasis area, received three consecutive subcutaneous injection of Leishmune vaccine at 21-day intervals. PBMC were isolated before and 10 days after completing vaccination and lymphoproliferative response and antibody production against FML or total promastigote antigen were tested. Cytokines IFN-gamma, IL-4 and TNF-alpha were measured in culture supernatant and CD4+/CD25+ and CD8+/CD25+ T cell presence was determined. Analysis of the data indicated that the vaccine conferred humoral responses (100%) against both antigens and cellular immunity to FML (85%) and total antigen (80%), the supernatant of cultured cells stimulated with TAg and FML showed an increase in IFN-gamma (P<0.05), and the vaccine reduced CD4+/CD25+ T cell presence compared to that observed before vaccination. These responses may constitute part of the immune mechanism induced by Leishmune. PMID:20132994

  20. Alternative splicing produces transcripts coding for alpha and beta chains of a hetero-dimeric phosphagen kinase.

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    Ellington, W Ross; Yamashita, Daisuke; Suzuki, Tomohiko

    2004-06-01

    Glycocyamine kinase (GK) catalyzes the reversible phosphorylation of glycocyamine (guanidinoacetate), a reaction central to cellular energy homeostasis in certain animals. GK is a member of the phosphagen kinase enzyme family and appears to have evolved from creatine kinase (CK) early in the evolution of multi-cellular animals. Prior work has shown that GK from the polychaete Neanthes (Nereis) diversicolor exits as a hetero-dimer in vivo and that the two polypeptide chains (termed alpha and beta) are coded for by unique transcripts. In the present study, we demonstrate that the GK from a congener Nereis virens is also hetero-dimeric and is coded for by alpha and beta transcripts, which are virtually identical to the corresponding forms in N. diversicolor. The GK gene from N. diversicolor was amplified by PCR. Sequencing of the PCR products showed that the alpha and beta chains are the result of alternative splicing of the GK primary mRNA transcript. These results also strongly suggest that this gene underwent an early tandem exon duplication event. Full-length cDNAs for N. virens GKalpha and GKbeta were individually ligated into expression vectors and the resulting constructs used to transform Escherichia coli expression hosts. Regardless of expression conditions, minimal GK activity was observed in both GKalpha and GKbeta constructs. Inclusion bodies for both were harvested, unfolded in urea and alpha chains, beta chains and mixtures of alpha and beta chains were refolded by sequential dialysis. Only modest amounts of GK activity were observed when alpha and beta were refolded individually. In contrast, when refolded the alpha and beta mixture yielded highly active hetero-dimers, as validated by size exclusion chromatography, electrophoresis and mass spectrometry, with a specific activity comparable to that of natural GK. The above evidence suggests that there is a preference for hetero-dimer formation in the GKs from these two polychaetes. The evolution of the

  1. Downregulation of IL-12 and a novel negative feedback system mediated by CD25+CD4+ T cells

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    CD25+CD4+ regulatory T cells suppress immune responses and are believed to play roles in preventing autoimmune diseases. However, the mechanism(s) underlying the suppression and the regulation of their homeostasis remain to be elucidated. Here we show that these regulatory T cells downregulated CD25-CD4+ T-cell-mediated production of IL-12 from antigen-presenting cells, which can act as a growth factor for CD25-CD4+ T cells. We further found that CD25+CD4+ T cells, despite their well-documented 'anergic' nature, proliferate significantly in vitro only when CD25-CD4+ T cells are present. Notably, this proliferation was strongly dependent on IL-2 and relatively independent of IL-12. Thus, CD25+CD4+ T cells suppress CD25-CD4+ T-cell responses, at least in part, by inhibiting IL-12 production while they themselves can undergo proliferation with the mediation of CD25-CD4+ T cells in vitro. These results offer a novel negative feedback system involving a tripartite interaction among CD25+CD4+ and CD25-CD4+ T cells, and APCs that may contribute to the termination of immune responses

  2. Alpha chain hemoglobins with electrophoretic mobility similar to that of hemoglobin S in a newborn screening program

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    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To characterize alpha-chain variant hemoglobins with electric mobility similar to that of hemoglobin S in a newborn screening program. METHODS: βS allele and alpha-thalassemia deletions were investigated in 14 children who had undefined hemoglobin at birth and an electrophoretic profile similar to that of hemoglobin S when they were six months old. Gene sequencing and restriction enzymes (DdeI, BsaJI, NlaIV, Bsu36I and TaqI were used to identify hemoglobins. Clinical and hematological data were obtained from children who attended scheduled medical visits. RESULTS: The following alpha chain variants were found: seven children with hemoglobin Hasharon [alpha2 47(CE5 Asp>His, HbA2:c.142G>C], all associated with alpha-thalassemia, five with hemoglobin Ottawa [alpha1 15(A13 Gly>Arg, HBA1:c.46G>C], one with hemoglobin St Luke's [alpha1 95(G2 Pro>Arg, HBA1:c.287C>G] and another one with hemoglobin Etobicoke [alpha212 84(F5 Ser>Arg, HBA212:c.255C>G]. Two associations with hemoglobin S were found: one with hemoglobin Ottawa and one with hemoglobin St Luke's. The mutation underlying hemoglobin Etobicoke was located in a hybrid α212 allele in one child. There was no evidence of clinically relevant hemoglobins detected in this study. CONCLUSION: Apparently these are the first cases of hemoglobin Ottawa, St Luke's, Etobicoke and the α212 gene described in Brazil. The hemoglobins detected in this study may lead to false diagnosis of sickle cell trait or sickle cell disease when only isoelectric focusing is used in neonatal screening. Additional tests are necessary for the correct identification of hemoglobin variants.

  3. Bromelain treatment reduces CD25 expression on activated CD4+ T cells in vitro✩

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    Secor, Eric R.; Singh, Anurag; Guernsey, Linda A.; McNamara, Jeff T.; Zhan, Lijun; Maulik, Nilanjana; Thrall, Roger S.

    2009-01-01

    Bromelain (Br), an extract from pineapple stem with cysteine protease activity, exerts anti-inflammatory effects in a number of inflammatory models. We have previously shown that Br treatment decreased activated CD4+ T cells and has a therapeutic role in an ovalbumin-induced murine model of allergic airway disease. The current study was designed to determine the effect of Br on CD4+ T cell activation, specifically the expression of CD25 in vitro. CD25 is up regulated upon T cell activation, f...

  4. Reassembly and reconstitution of separate alpha and beta chains of human leukocyte antigen DR4 molecule isolated from Escherichia coli.

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    Kang, J H; Maeng, C Y; Park, J H; Hahm, K S; Han, B D; Kim, K L

    1997-04-30

    The class II major histocompatibility complex molecules play a major role in presentation of exogenous antigenic peptides to the CD4 positive helper T cell. These are heterodimeric cell surface glycoproteins consisting of alpha- and beta-chains. In the present study, we cloned and expressed the alpha- and beta-chain of HLA-DR4 lacking the transmembrane and cytoplasmic domain separately in Escherichia coli using the pET-5a expression vector system. The expressed alpha- and beta-chains were purified in a denaturing condition by an ion exchange chromatography on Q-Sepharose and a gel filtration chromatography on Sephacryl S-200, respectively. The recombinant proteins were refolded and reassembled by removing the denaturing agent and concomitant reoxidation of the disulfide bond. The refolded heterodimeric rDR4 molecule was resolved by 12.5% SDS-PAGE in a nonreducing condition and confirmed by Western blot using polyclonal antibody against DR-alpha and the monoclonal antibody (L243) for the conformationally correct DR molecule. The rDR4 molecules were reconstituted with a 50-fold molar excess biot-HA (307-319), and the bound peptides to the heterodimer complex were determined by a microplate assay coated with L243 antibody using Extravidin-HRP conjugate. PMID:9163739

  5. CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞对哮喘大鼠免疫功能影响%Effect of CD4+CD25+Regulatory T Cells on the Immunologic Function in Rats with Asthma

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    薛克营; 金卫国; 王成国; 程立; 杨中卫; 王正艳

    2009-01-01

    目的:观察CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞(CD4+CD25+Treg)对CD4+CD25-T细胞增殖和Th1/Th2细胞因子分泌的影响,探讨其在哮喘气道炎症中的作用机制.方法:将哮喘大鼠CD4+CD25-T细胞分别与卵白蛋白(OVA)免疫耐受大鼠CD4+Cd25+Treg细胞和哮喘大鼠CD4+CD25+Treg细胞联合培养,3H胸腺嘧啶核苷(3H-TdR)掺入法测量细胞增殖情况,ELISA检测细胞IL-4、IL-5和IFN-γ含量.结果:OVA耐受大鼠CD4+CD25+Treg细胞能抑制CD4+CD25-T细胞增殖和Th2细胞因子分泌(P<0.05);哮喘大鼠CD4+CD25+Treg细胞可明显抑制IFN-γ的分泌(P<0.05).结论:OVA免疫耐受大鼠CD4+CD25+Treg细胞可能通过抑制哮喘大鼠CD4+CD25-T细胞增殖和影响Th1/Th2平衡发挥作用,哮喘大鼠CD4+CD25+Treg细胞存在功能异常,可能与哮喘的发病有关.

  6. Conversion of Peripheral CD4+CD25− Naive T Cells to CD4+CD25+ Regulatory T Cells by TGF-β Induction of Transcription Factor Foxp3

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    Chen, Wanjun; Jin, Wenwen; Hardegen, Neil; Lei, Ke-Jian; Li, Li; Marinos, Nancy; McGrady, George; Wahl, Sharon M.

    2003-01-01

    CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells (Treg) are instrumental in the maintenance of immunological tolerance. One critical question is whether Treg can only be generated in the thymus or can differentiate from peripheral CD4+CD25− naive T cells. In this paper, we present novel evidence that conversion of naive peripheral CD4+CD25− T cells into anergic/suppressor cells that are CD25+, CD45RB−/low and intracellular CTLA-4+ can be achieved through costimulation with T cell receptors (TCRs) and transformin...

  7. Expression of regulatory CD4+CD25+ Treg,CD4+CD25higTreg cells and Foxp3 mRNA in wheezing infants and its clinical significance%CD4+CD25+、CD4+CD25hig调节性T细胞和Foxp3mRNA在婴幼儿喘息中的表达及意义

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    彭力; 钟礼立; 黄寒; 厉娟; 梁沫; 李云

    2012-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the changes of CD4+ CD25+ Treg,CD4 +CD25hig Treg and Foxp3 mRNA in peripheral blood from wheezing infantsMethods Fifty-one wheezing infants and twenty healthy volunteers were included in this study. The proportion of CD4 + CD25 + Treg and CD4 + CD25hig Treg population in total T cells was evaluated by flow cytometric analysis. The expression of Foxp3 mRNA was tested by flow cytometry. Total serum IgE of wheezy infants was detected by enzyme immunoassay. Results Compared with those of healthy control, the frequency of CD4 + CD25 + Treg and CD4 + CD25hig Treg in the peripheral blood from wheezing infants showed a significant increase (6. 31 + 2. 96) % / (3.52 + 1.46) % ,P<0. 01 ,P<0. 01, respectively).The expression of CD4 + CD25+ Treg,CD4 + CD25hig Treg and Foxp3 mRNA in peripheral blood from wheezing infants with atopy burden was lower than those from non-wheezing infants(P<0. 05). The correlation analysis showed that CD4 + CD25hig Treg (r= -0. 75 , P<0.01) and Foxp3 mRNA(r= -0. 61,P<0. 01) had significantly positive relation with total serum IgE,while CD4+CD25 + Treg had significantly negative relation with total serum IgE(r=0. 36,P<0. 05). Conclusion CD4+CD25+ Treg, CD4+CD25hig Treg and Foxp3 mRNA play an important role in activation of wheezing infants.%目的 探讨婴幼儿喘息CD4+CD25+、CD4+CD25hig调节性T细胞(Treg)和叉头/翼状螺旋转录因子(Foxp3)mRNA的表达及意义.方法 采用流式细胞术检测51例首次喘息婴幼儿外周血CD4+CD25+Treg和CD4+CD25higTreg的比例,RT-PCR检测Foxp3 mRNA的表达量,酶联免疫吸附法(ELASA)检测总IgE水平,并与正常婴幼儿对照.结果 喘息婴幼儿外周血CD4+CD25+Treg、CD4+CD25higTreg占CD4+T细胞的百分比分别为(6.31+2.96)%和(3.52+1.46)%,均明显低于健康对照组(P<0.01);特应征喘息组CD4+CD25+Treg、CD4+CD25higTreg及Foxp3 mRNA表达均低于非特应征喘息组(P<0.05).喘息患儿CD4+CD25higTreg百分率及Foxp3 mRNA表达与

  8. A polymorphic variant in the human electron transfer flavoprotein alpha-chain (alpha-T171) displays decreased thermal stability and is overrepresented in very-long-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase-deficient patients with mild childhood presentation

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    Bross, P; Pedersen, P; Nyholm, M;

    1999-01-01

    -deficient patients homozygous for the K304E mutation (MCAD E304), (iii) a group of patients with elevated urinary excretion of ethylmalonic acid (EMA) possibly due to decreased short-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase activity, and (iv) in patients with proven deficiency of very-long-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase (VLCAD......). No significant overrepresentations or underrepresentations were found in the first two patient groups, suggesting that the polymorphisms studied are not significant susceptibility factors in either the MCAD E304 or the EMA patient group. However, in the VLCAD deficient patients the alpha-T171 variant...... (decreased thermal stability) was significantly overrepresented. Subgrouping of the VLCAD patients into three phenotypic classes (severe childhood, mild childhood, and adult presentation) revealed that the overrepresentation of the alpha-T171 variant was significant only in patients with mild childhood...

  9. CD8{sup +}CD25{sup +} T cells reduce atherosclerosis in apoE(−/−) mice

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    Zhou, Jianchang; Dimayuga, Paul C.; Zhao, Xiaoning; Yano, Juliana; Lio, Wai Man; Trinidad, Portia; Honjo, Tomoyuki; Cercek, Bojan; Shah, Prediman K.; Chyu, Kuang-Yuh, E-mail: Chyuk@cshs.org

    2014-01-17

    Highlights: •The role of a sub-population of CD8{sup +} T cells with suppressor functions was investigated in atherosclerosis. •CD8{sup +}CD25{sup +} T cells from adult apoE(−/−) mice had phenotype characteristics of T suppressor cells. •These CD8{sup +}CD25{sup +} T cells reduced CD4{sup +} T cell proliferation and CD8{sup +} cytotoxic activity in vitro. •Adoptive transfer of CD8{sup +}CD25{sup +} T cells significantly reduced atherosclerosis. •CD8{sup +}CD25{sup +} T cells have a suppressive function in atherosclerosis. -- Abstract: Background: It is increasingly evident that CD8{sup +} T cells are involved in atherosclerosis but the specific subtypes have yet to be defined. CD8{sup +}CD25{sup +} T cells exert suppressive effects on immune signaling and modulate experimental autoimmune disorders but their role in atherosclerosis remains to be determined. The phenotype and functional role of CD8{sup +}CD25{sup +} T cells in experimental atherosclerosis were investigated in this study. Methods and results: CD8{sup +}CD25{sup +} T cells were observed in atherosclerotic plaques of apoE(−/−) mice fed hypercholesterolemic diet. Characterization by flow cytometric analysis and functional evaluation using a CFSE-based proliferation assays revealed a suppressive phenotype and function of splenic CD8{sup +}CD25{sup +} T cells from apoE(−/−) mice. Depletion of CD8{sup +}CD25{sup +} from total CD8{sup +} T cells rendered higher cytolytic activity of the remaining CD8{sup +}CD25{sup −} T cells. Adoptive transfer of CD8{sup +}CD25{sup +} T cells into apoE(−/−) mice suppressed the proliferation of splenic CD4{sup +} T cells and significantly reduced atherosclerosis in recipient mice. Conclusions: Our study has identified an athero-protective role for CD8{sup +}CD25{sup +} T cells in experimental atherosclerosis.

  10. Curcumin blocks interleukin (IL)-2 signaling in T-lymphocytes by inhibiting IL-2 synthesis, CD25 expression, and IL-2 receptor signaling

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    Highlights: → Curcumin inhibits CD4+ T-lymphocyte proliferation. → Curcumin inhibits interleukin-2 (IL-2) synthesis and CD25 expression by CD4+ T-lymphocytes. → Curcumin interferes with IL-2 receptor signaling by inhibiting JAK3 and STAT5 phosphorylation. → IL-2-dependent regulatory T-lymphocyte function and Foxp3 expression is downregulated by curcumin. -- Abstract: Curcumin (diferulomethane) is the principal curcuminoid in the spice tumeric and a potent inhibitor of activation-induced T-lymphocyte proliferation; however, the molecular basis of this immunosuppressive effect has not been well studied. Here we show that micromolar concentrations of curcumin inhibited DNA synthesis by mouse CD4+ T-lymphocytes, as well as interleukin-2 (IL-2) and CD25chain of the high affinity IL-2 receptor) expression in response to antibody-mediated cross-linking of CD3 and CD28. Curcumin acted downstream of protein kinase C activation and intracellular Ca2+ release to inhibit IκB phosphorylation, which is required for nuclear translocation of the transcription factor NFκB. In addition, IL-2-dependent DNA synthesis by mouse CTLL-2 cells, but not constitutive CD25 expression, was impaired in the presence of curcumin, which demonstrated an inhibitory effect on IL-2 receptor (IL-2R) signaling. IL-2-induced phosphorylation of STAT5A and JAK3, but not JAK1, was diminished in the presence of curcumin, indicating inhibition of critical proximal events in IL-2R signaling. In line with the inhibitory action of curcumin on IL-2R signaling, pretreatment of CD4+CD25+ regulatory T-cells with curcumin downregulated suppressor function, as well as forkhead box p3 (Foxp3) expression. We conclude that curcumin inhibits IL-2 signaling by reducing available IL-2 and high affinity IL-2R, as well as interfering with IL-2R signaling.

  11. Association of the human CD3-zeta chain with the alpha beta-T cell receptor/CD3 complex. Clues from a T cell variant with a mutated T cell receptor-alpha chain

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    Geisler, C; Schøller, J; Wahi, M A; Rubin, B; Weiss, A

    1990-01-01

    various components of this multimeric protein complex are not fully understood. In this report, a variant of the human leukemic T cell line Jurkat that synthesized all of the known components of the TCR/CD3 complex but fails to express the TCR/CD3 complex at the cell surface is further characterized. This......The TCR for Ag, on the majority of human T cells, is a disulfide-linked heterodimer composed of TCR-alpha and -beta chains noncovalently associated with the monomorphic CD3 complex composed of the CD3-gamma, -delta, -epsilon, and -zeta chains. The interactions involved in the assembly of the......-CD3-gamma delta epsilon zeta 2). Transfecting a wild-type TCR-alpha gene into J79 reconstituted expression of a complete functionally competent TCR/CD3 complex at the cell surface. The results indicate that the TCR-alpha chain plays a crucial role in the assembly of the CD3-zeta homodimer with the...

  12. CD4(+)CD25 (+)CD127 (low/-) T cells: a more specific Treg population in human peripheral blood.

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    Yu, Ning; Li, Xiaomei; Song, Weiya; Li, Dongmei; Yu, Daliang; Zeng, Xiaofeng; Li, Mengtao; Leng, Xiaomei; Li, Xiangpei

    2012-12-01

    The quantitative identification and enrichment of viable regulatory T cells (Treg) requires reliable surface markers that are selectively expressed on Treg. Foxp3 is the accepted marker of nTreg, but it cannot be used to isolate cells for functional studies. In this study, we compared four staining profiles of Treg, including CD4(+)CD25(high) T cells, CD4(+)CD39(+) T cells, CD4(+)CD73(+) T cells, and CD4(+)CD25(+)CD127(low/-) T cells. We found that CD4(+)CD25(+)CD127(low/-) T cells expressed the highest level of Foxp3 and had the strongest correlation with CD4(+)CD25(+)Foxp3(+) T cells, the accepted identifying characteristics for "real" nTreg cells. Moreover, functional data showed that CD4(+)CD25(+)CD127(low/-) T cells could effectively suppress the proliferation of CD4(+)CD25(-) T cells, suggesting that compared with the other three populations, CD4(+)CD25(+)CD127(low/-) T cells best fit the definition of naturally occurring regulatory T cells in human peripheral blood. Finally, we showed that CD4(+)CD25(+)CD127(low/-) can be used to quantitate Treg cells in individuals with systemic lupus erythematosus supporting the use of CD4(+)CD25(+)CD127(low/-) to identify human Treg cells. PMID:22752562

  13. Use of CD25 as an immunohistochemical marker for acquired ocular toxoplasmosis

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    Cristina Miyamoto

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available PURPOSE: Toxoplasmosis is the most common cause of posterior infectious uveitis worldwide. It is often impossible to determine its congenital or acquired nature. Interleukin-2 (IL-2 in peripheral blood has been described as a possible marker for acquired toxoplasmosis. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the histopathological characteristics of ocular toxoplasmosis cases using CD25 as a marker for the expression of interleukin-2. METHODS: Ten formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded enucleated globes from ten immunocompetent patients with clinical diagnosis of toxoplasmosis were evaluated. Four patients had the acquired form of ocular toxoplasmosis (positive IgM while six were IgM negative and IgG positive for toxoplasmosis. Histopathological slides were reviewed for the extension of the retinal necrosis, number of toxo cysts, the granulomatous inflammatory reaction, the presence of T and B cells within the choroid and the IL-2 expression. Immunohistochemistry using monoclonal antibodies was performed to observe the expression of CD4, CD8, CD20, CD25, and CD68. RESULTS: The histopathological evaluation disclosed no differences between acquired and the other ocular toxoplasmosis cases regarding the characteristics studied. However, CD25 showed a higher expression of IL-2 on the 4 acquired cases of ocular toxoplasmosis compared to the remainders. CONCLUSIONS: To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report showing that the use of CD25 as a marker for interleukin-2 could differentiate acquired ocular toxoplasmosis.

  14. Electroacupuncture Attenuates Ovalbumin-Induced Allergic Asthma via Modulating CD4+CD25+ Regulatory T Cells

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    Youngjoo Kwon

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available A mouse pulmonary hypersensitivity experimental model that mimics human asthma was developed, and electroacupuncture (EA treatment was shown to reduce allergic inflammatory processes. In addition, we also assessed whether the beneficial effects of EA on allergic asthma could be correlated with CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ regulatory T cells (Treg. Cellular profiles and histopathologic analysis demonstrated that peribronchial and perivascular inflammatory cell infiltrates were significantly decreased in the EA-treated groups when compared to the OVA and anti-CD25 Ab-injected (Treg depletion groups. Furthermore, total BAL cells were reduced in the EA groups when compared to other groups. Interestingly, the population of CD4+CD25+Foxp3+Tregs in pneumonocytes increased in EA-treated group when compared to OVA and Treg depletion groups. These results imply that EA stimulation at ST 36 may affect CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ Treg in an OVA-induced experimental model and may enhance Treg function by suppressing other T cells and limiting the immune response.

  15. Reactivity of naive CD4+CD25- T cells against gut microflora in healthy mice

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    Gad, Monika; Lundsgaard, Dorthe; Kjellev, Stine;

    2006-01-01

    We have previously shown that conventional as well as germ-free CD4+ T cells depleted of CD25+ cells from the gut-associated lymphoid tissue and the periphery proliferate specifically in response to enterobacterial antigen exposure whereas unfractionated CD4+ T cells are not reactive under these ...

  16. Structural Origins of Nitroxide Side Chain Dynamics on Membrane Protein [alpha]-Helical Sites

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    Kroncke, Brett M.; Horanyi, Peter S.; Columbus, Linda (UV)

    2010-12-07

    Understanding the structure and dynamics of membrane proteins in their native, hydrophobic environment is important to understanding how these proteins function. EPR spectroscopy in combination with site-directed spin labeling (SDSL) can measure dynamics and structure of membrane proteins in their native lipid environment; however, until now the dynamics measured have been qualitative due to limited knowledge of the nitroxide spin label's intramolecular motion in the hydrophobic environment. Although several studies have elucidated the structural origins of EPR line shapes of water-soluble proteins, EPR spectra of nitroxide spin-labeled proteins in detergents or lipids have characteristic differences from their water-soluble counterparts, suggesting significant differences in the underlying molecular motion of the spin label between the two environments. To elucidate these differences, membrane-exposed {alpha}-helical sites of the leucine transporter, LeuT, from Aquifex aeolicus, were investigated using X-ray crystallography, mutational analysis, nitroxide side chain derivatives, and spectral simulations in order to obtain a motional model of the nitroxide. For each crystal structure, the nitroxide ring of a disulfide-linked spin label side chain (R1) is resolved and makes contacts with hydrophobic residues on the protein surface. The spin label at site I204 on LeuT makes a nontraditional hydrogen bond with the ortho-hydrogen on its nearest neighbor F208, whereas the spin label at site F177 makes multiple van der Waals contacts with a hydrophobic pocket formed with an adjacent helix. These results coupled with the spectral effect of mutating the i {+-} 3, 4 residues suggest that the spin label has a greater affinity for its local protein environment in the low dielectric than on a water-soluble protein surface. The simulations of the EPR spectra presented here suggest the spin label oscillates about the terminal bond nearest the ring while maintaining weak

  17. Effect of alpha thalassaemia trait and enhanced gamma chain production on disease severity in beta thalassaemia major and intermedia.

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    Gringras, P; Wonke, B; Old, J.; Fitches, A; Valler, D; Kuan, A M; Hoffbrand, V

    1994-01-01

    One hundred and twenty patients with homozygous beta thalassaemia were selected to determine the clinical effects of certain genetic factors which may modify disease severity. Genetic analysis defined specific beta thalassaemia mutations, the alpha thalassaemia genotype, and the presence of an XmnI restriction enzyme site, associated with increased fetal haemoglobin (HbF) production under certain conditions. Genotypic data with globin chain synthesis were related to the age when regular trans...

  18. Evidence of balanced diversity at the chicken interleukin 4 receptor alpha chain locus

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    Podisi Baitsi

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The comparative analysis of genome sequences emerging for several avian species with the fully sequenced chicken genome enables the genome-wide investigation of selective processes in functionally important chicken genes. In particular, because of pathogenic challenges it is expected that genes involved in the chicken immune system are subject to particularly strong adaptive pressure. Signatures of selection detected by inter-species comparison may then be investigated at the population level in global chicken populations to highlight potentially relevant functional polymorphisms. Results Comparative evolutionary analysis of chicken (Gallus gallus and zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata genes identified interleukin 4 receptor alpha-chain (IL-4Rα, a key cytokine receptor as a candidate with a significant excess of substitutions at nonsynonymous sites, suggestive of adaptive evolution. Resequencing and detailed population genetic analysis of this gene in diverse village chickens from Asia and Africa, commercial broilers, and in outgroup species red jungle fowl (JF, grey JF, Ceylon JF, green JF, grey francolin and bamboo partridge, suggested elevated and balanced diversity across all populations at this gene, acting to preserve different high-frequency alleles at two nonsynonymous sites. Conclusion Haplotype networks indicate that red JF is the primary contributor of diversity at chicken IL-4Rα: the signature of variation observed here may be due to the effects of domestication, admixture and introgression, which produce high diversity. However, this gene is a key cytokine-binding receptor in the immune system, so balancing selection related to the host response to pathogens cannot be excluded.

  19. Allo-PBSCT患者CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞的体外研究%Study on post-allogeneic peripheral blood stem cell transplantation patients'CD4 + CD25 + regulatory T cells in vitro

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    翟海龙; 赖永榕

    2011-01-01

    Objective To investigate the proliferation reaction of CD4+ CD25+ Tregs in the stimulating of costimulato-ry signal, lymphocyte reactions mixed with CD4+ CD25- T cells of CD4+ CD25+ Tregs, and cytokine secretion state of the two cells in allogeneic peripheral blood stem cell transplantation ( Allo-PBSCT) patients. Methods CD4+ CD2S+ Tregs and CD4+ CD25- T cells from peripheral blood obtained from 36 patients who had undergone Allogeneic peripheral blood stem cell transplantation (Allo-PBSCT), 7 healthy volunteers as control, were isolated with magnetic cells sorting separation. Then CD4+ CD25+ Tregs and CD4+ CD25+ Tregs + CD4+ CD25- T cells were cultered for 72 hours, stimulated by an-ti-CD3-mAbs and anti-CD28-mAbs. After that the cultures added with CCK-8 solution were incubated for 1 hour. Then OD450 were detected by ELISA. IL-10, TGF-β and IFN-γ from the two above cell cultures were detected by ELISA method. Results OD450 values of CD4+ CD25+ Tregs were both extremely lower than that of CD4+ CD25- T cells and CD4+ CD25+ Tregs + CD4+ CD25- T cells( P < 0.01). IL-10, TGF-p and IFN-γ secreted by CD4 + CD25+ Tregs in vitro from patients with and without GVHD were signigicantly lower than that of CD4+ CD25- T cells( P < 0.01 ). The 3 cytokines secreted by CD4+ CD25- Tregs + CD4+ CD25- T cells group were also signigicantly lower than that of CD4+ CD25- T cells( P <0.05 ). The cytokines secretory of Allo-PBSCT group was similar with that of control group. Conclusions If the suppressive function of CD4+ CD25+ Tregs are utilized, incidence of GVHD post- Allo-PBSCT may decrease.%目的 探讨异基因外周血干细胞移植(Allo-PBSCT)患者外周血CD4+ CD25+调节性T细胞(Tregs)在协同刺激信号作用下的增殖反应、与CD4+ CD25 -T细胞混合淋巴细胞反应及上述两种培养细胞的细胞因子分泌情况.方法 对36例Allo-PBSCT患者离体CD4+ CD25+ Tregs在抗CD3-mAbs和抗CD28-mAbs的刺激下行CD4+CD25 +Tregs培养和CD4+ CD25+ Tregs、CD4

  20. Separation and Amplification of CD4 + CD25 + Regulatory T Cells from Sensitized Mice%致敏小鼠CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞磁珠分选及体外扩增

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    潘莉; 翁文骏; 许吕宏; 魏菁; 方建培

    2012-01-01

    The aim of this study was to separate and amplify CD4 + CD25 + Treg cells from splenocytes of sensitized nrice. The percentage of CD4 + CD25 + Treg cells was detected by flow cytometty in sensitized and normal control mice. CD4 + T, CD4 + CD25 + Treg and CD4' CD25" T cells were isolated from mouse splenocytes by MACS. CD4 + CD25+ Treg cells were expanded in vitro cultures in addition of CD3/CD28 MACSiBead and IL-2. The activity of cells was detected with 0.4% trypan blue staining. The purity of cells after sorting, the main surface marker and the level of Foxp3 were detected by flow cytometry. The results showed that CD4 + CD25 + Treg cell proportion was higher in sensitized mice than normal control mice ( P 0.05). It is concluded that the sorting of CD4 + CD25 + Treg cells is isolated successfully by MACS without affecting the vitality of target cells. The amplification of CD4 + CD25 + Treg cells is successral in vitro. Expression of surface markers and Faxp3 gene does not obviously change after amplification, so that to establish a practical method to recover and enlarge the amount of CD4 + CD25 + Treg cells in good condition.%本研究探讨致敏小鼠CD4+ CD25+调节性T细胞的分选及体外扩增.流式细胞术检测致敏小鼠及正常小鼠体内CD4+ CD25+ Treg细胞水平,免疫磁珠分选方法从小鼠脾细胞中分选出CD4+T细胞、CD4+ CD25+ Treg细胞和CD4+ CD25-T细胞,负载抗CD3/CD28单克隆抗体MACSiBead联合IL-2共同刺激CD4+ CD25+ Treg细胞进行体外扩增培养,用0.4%台盼蓝染色并计数检测细胞的活性,流式细胞术检测分选后细胞纯度、主要表面标记及Foxp3基因的表达.结果表明:致敏小鼠体内CD4+ CD25+ Treg水平较正常小鼠升高(P<0.05).分选出CD4+ CD25+Treg细胞纯度平均达到87%,细胞活性大于97%,高表达Foxp3基因.体外扩增2周后细胞数扩增倍数能够达到42倍,CD4+ CD25+ Treg细胞所占比例为85.32%,Foxp3表达由(76.92±1.72)%稍下降至(75

  1. Thyroid hormone regulates expression of a transfected human. alpha. -myosin heavy-chain fusion gene in fetal rat heart cells

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    Tsika, R.W.; Bahl, J.J.; Morkin, E. (Univ. of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson (USA)); Leinwand, L.A. (Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY (USA))

    1990-01-01

    The rat {alpha}-myosin heavy-chain ({alpha}-MHC) gene is regulated by 3,5,3{prime}-triiodo-L-thyronine (T{sub 3}) in ventricular myocardium and is constitutively expressed in atrial tissue. Less is known about regulation of the human gene, but conservation of sequences in the 5{prime}-flanking region between the rat and human {alpha}-MHC genes suggests that the human gene may be regulated similarly. Accordingly, T{sub 3}-responsiveness and tissue-specific expression of human and rat {alpha}-MHC/chloramphenicol acetyltransferase fusion constructs have been compared in rat fetal heart cells, L{sub 6}E{sub 9} myoblasts and myotubes, 3T3 fibroblasts, and HeLa cells. Transient transfection assays revealed a complex series of cis-regulatory elements in the 5{prime}-flanking sequences in the human genes, including a basal promoter element with canonical TATAA and CAAT sequences, two positive regulatory element(s), and two negative regulatory-elements, which markedly diminished both constitutive and T{sub 3}-inducible activity. Interestingly, the human gene seemed to contain a proximal thyroid-hormone response element(s) not found in the rat gene. The authors propose that interactions among the thyroid hormone responsive elements and other cis-acting elements in the human {alpha}-MHC 5{prime}-flanking sequences may be sufficient to explain the characteristic features of expression of this gene in cardiac tissues.

  2. Substitution of a conserved cysteine-996 in a cysteine-rich motif of the laminin {alpha}2-chain in congenital muscular dystrophy with partial deficiency of the protein

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    Nissinen, M.; Xu Zhang; Tryggvason, K. [Univ. of Oulu (Finland)

    1996-06-01

    Congenital muscular dystrophies (CMDs) are autosomal recessive muscle disorders of early onset. Approximately half of CMD patients present laminin {alpha}2-chain (merosin) deficiency in muscle biopsies, and the disease locus has been mapped to the region of the LAMA2 gene (6q22-23) in several families. Recently, two nonsense mutations in the laminin {alpha}2-chain gene were identified in CMD patients exhibiting complete deficiency of the laminin {alpha}2-chain in muscle biopsies. However, a subset of CMD patients with linkage to LAMA2 show only partial absence of the laminin {alpha}2-chain around muscle fibers, by immunocytochemical analysis. In the present study we have identified a homozygous missense mutation in the {alpha}2-chain gene of a consanguineous Turkish family with partial laminin {alpha}2-chain deficiency. The T{r_arrow}C transition at position 3035 in the cDNA sequence results in a Cys996{r_arrow}Arg substitution. The mutation that affects one of the conserved cysteine-rich repeats in the short arm of the laminin {alpha}2-chain should result in normal synthesis of the chain and in formation and secretion of a heterotrimeric laminin molecule. Muscular dysfunction is possibly caused either by abnormal disulfide cross-links and folding of the laminin repeat, leading to the disturbance of an as yet unknown binding function of the laminin {alpha}2-chain and to shorter half-life of the muscle-specific laminin-2 and laminin-4 isoforms, or by increased proteolytic sensitivity, leading to truncation of the short arm. 42 refs., 7 figs.

  3. Branched chain amino acid transaminase and branched chain alpha-ketoacid dehydrogenase activity in the brain, liver and skele­tal muscle of acute hepatic failure rats

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    Takei,Nobuyuki

    1985-02-01

    Full Text Available Branched chain amino acid (BCAA transaminase activity increased in both the mitochondrial and supernatant fractions of brain from hepatic failure rats, in which a partial hepatectomy was performed 24h following carbon tetrachloride (CCl4 administration, although the activity of liver and skeletal muscle was the same as in control rats. The elevation of mitochondrial BCAA transaminase activity in liver-injured rats was partly due to increased activity of brain specific Type III isozyme. Branched chain alpha-ketoacid (BCKA dehydrogenase in the brain homogenates was not significantly altered in acute hepatic failure rats, while the liver enzyme activity was markedly diminished. BCKA dehydrogenase activity in the brain homogenates was inhibited by adding ATP to the assay system, and was activated in vitro by preincubating the brain homogenate at 37 degrees C for 15 min. These findings suggest that brain BCAA catabolism is accelerated in acute hepatic failure rats.

  4. Glucocorticoid induced TNFR-related protein (GITR as marker of human regulatory T cells: expansion of the GITR+CD25- cell subset in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus

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    E. Bartoloni Bocci

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Objectives: Regulatory T cells (TREG represent a T cell subset able to modulate immune response by suppressing autoreactive T-lymphocytes. The evidence of a reduced number and an impaired function of this cell population in autoimmune/ inflammatory chronic diseases led to the hypothesis of its involvement in the pathogenesis of these disorders. Glucocorticoid-induced TNFR-related protein (GITR is a well known marker of murine TREG cells, but little is known in humans. The aim of this study was to investigate the characteristics of TREG cells in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE and the potential role of GITR as marker of human TREG. Methods: Nineteen SLE patients and 15 sex- and age-matched normal controls (NC were enrolled. CD4+ T cells were magnetic sorted from peripheral blood by negative selection. Cell phenotype was analyzed through flow-cytometry using primary and secondary antibodies and real time polymerase-chain reaction (PCR using TaqMan probes. Results: The CD25highGITRhigh subset was significantly decreased in SLE patients with respect to NC (0.37±0.21% vs 0.72±0.19%; p<0.05. On the opposite, the CD25-GITRhigh cell population was expanded in the peripheral blood of SLE patients (3.5±2.25 vs 0.70±0.32%, p<0.01. Interestingly, FoxP3 at mRNA level was expressed in both CD25- GITRhigh and CD25highGITRhigh cells, suggesting that both cell subsets have regulatory activity. Conclusions: CD4+CD25-GITRhigh cells are increased in SLE as compared to NC. The expression of high level of GITR, but not CD25, on FoxP3+ cells appears to point to a regulatory phenotype of this peculiar T cell subset.

  5. Role of regulatory CD4+CD25+ Foxp3 T cells in bronchial asthma in Egyptian children.

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    Bakr, Salwa I; Mahran, Manal Z; Soliman, Dina A

    2013-01-01

    CD4+CD25+high Foxp3 regulatory T (Treg) cells are known to play a key role in balancing immune response to maintain peripheral tolerance against harmless antigens or allergens. Defective immunological suppression by CD4+CD25+high Foxp3 Treg cells can be a cause of the inflammation that leads to an allergic condition such as asthma. The aims of the study are to (1) determine CD4+CD25+high Foxp3 Treg cells frequency in the peripheral blood of children with and without asthma; and (2) investigate the association between CD4+CD25+high Foxp3 Treg cells frequency with disease severity and corticosteroid therapy. Sixty asthmatic children with varying disease severity (20 mild, 20 moderate and 20 severe) were enrolled in the study. Severe asthmatic children were further subdivided into two groups, one on corticosteroid therapy and the other was not on corticosteroid. Twenty age and sex matched healthy children were enrolled as controls. Number of circulating CD4+CD25+high Foxp3 Tregs were measured using flow cytometry. Our finding demonstrates that children with asthma had a significant decrease of CD4+CD25high Foxp3 Treg cells and Tregs/T effectors ratio in peripheral blood compared to children without asthma. Patients with moderate asthma demonstrated lower frequency of CD4+CD25+high Foxp3 Treg cells compared to mild and severe asthmatic patients. Those on corticosteroid therapy revealed significant increase in CD4+CD25+high Foxp3 Treg cells and decrease in T effectors. It is concluded that asthmatic children have decreased number of CD4+CD25+high Foxp3 Treg cells leading to increase in effectors cells which mediate inflammation in the airways. Corticosteroid therapy plays a role in elevating number of CD4+CD25+high Foxp3 Treg cells and maintaining its suppressor function. PMID:24617045

  6. Synthesis of beta-hexosaminidase in cell-free translation and in intact fibroblasts: an insoluble precursor alpha chain in a rare form of Tay-Sachs disease.

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    RNA was isolated from human term placenta or cultured fibroblasts and translated in a rabbit reticulocyte system in the presence of [35S]methionine; the translation products were immunoprecipitated with antisera made against beta-hexosaminidase or its isolated alpha and beta chains and analyzed by polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. The largest translated alpha and beta chain polypeptides had Mrs of 65,000 and 59,000, respectively. These are approximately equal to 2,000 greater than the Mrs o...

  7. Electroacupuncture Attenuates Ovalbumin-Induced Allergic Asthma via Modulating CD4+CD25+ Regulatory T Cells

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    Youngjoo Kwon; Sung-Hwa Sohn; Gihyun Lee; Youngeun Kim; Hyejung Lee; Minkyu Shin; Hyunsu Bae

    2012-01-01

    A mouse pulmonary hypersensitivity experimental model that mimics human asthma was developed, and electroacupuncture (EA) treatment was shown to reduce allergic inflammatory processes. In addition, we also assessed whether the beneficial effects of EA on allergic asthma could be correlated with CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ regulatory T cells (Treg). Cellular profiles and histopathologic analysis demonstrated that peribronchial and perivascular inflammatory cell infiltrates were significantly decreased in ...

  8. Structure effects in the region of superheavy elements via the $\\alpha$-decay chain of $^{293}$118

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    Gupta, Raj K; Kumar, Rajesh; Balasubramaniam, M; Scheid, W; 10.1088/0954-3899/28/11/310

    2011-01-01

    The $\\alpha$-decay chain of $^{293}$118, first proposed in the Berkeley cold fusion experiment $^{208}$Pb($^{86}$Kr,1n) and now retracted, is calculated by using the preformed cluster model (PCM) of one of us (RKG). Also, the possible branchings of $\\alpha$-particles to heavier cluster decays of all the parents in this chain are calculated for the first time. The calculated Q-values, penetrabilities and preformation factors for $\\alpha$-decays suggest that the $^{285}$114 nucleus with Z=114, N=171 is a magic nucleus, either due to the magicity of Z=114, or of N=172 or of both. The N=172 is proposed to be a magic number in certain relativistic mean-field calculations, but with Z=120. The calculated cluster decays point to new interesting possibilities of $^{14}$C decay of the $^{281}$112 parent, giving rise to a (reasonably) deformed Z=106, N=161, $^{267}$106 daughter (N=162 being now established as the deformed magic shell) or to a doubly magic $^{48}$Ca cluster emitted from any of the parent nucleus in the $...

  9. cDNA sequence coding for the alpha'-chain of the third complement component in the African lungfish.

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    Sato, A; Sültmann, H; Mayer, W E; Figueroa, F; Tichy, H; Klein, J

    1999-04-01

    cDNA clones coding for almost the entire C3 alpha-chain of the African lungfish (Protopterus aethiopicus), a representative of the Sarcopterygii (lobe-finned fishes), were sequenced and characterized. From the sequence it is deduced that the lungfish C3 molecule is probably a disulphide-bonded alpha:beta dimer similar to that of the C3 components of other jawed vertebrates. The deduced sequence contains conserved sites presumably recognized by proteolytic enzymes (e.g. factor I) involved in the activation and inactivation of the component. It also contains the conserved thioester region and the putative site for binding properdin. However, the site for the interaction with complement receptor 2 and factor H are poorly conserved. Either complement receptor 2 and factor H are not present in the lungfish or they bind to different residues at the same or a different site than mammalian complement receptor 2 and factor H. The C3 alpha-chain sequences faithfully reflect the phylogenetic relationships among vertebrate classes and can therefore be used to help to resolve the long-standing controversy concerning the origin of the tetrapods. PMID:10219761

  10. CD4(+)CD25(hi)Foxp3(+) Cells Exacerbate Bleomycin-Induced Pulmonary Fibrosis.

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    Birjandi, Shirin Z; Palchevskiy, Vyacheslav; Xue, Ying Ying; Nunez, Stefanie; Kern, Rita; Weigt, S Sam; Lynch, Joseph P; Chatila, Talal A; Belperio, John A

    2016-08-01

    Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a fatal lung disease with a median survival of 2 to 5 years. A decade of studies has downplayed inflammation contributing to its pathogenesis. However, these studies preceded the discovery of regulatory T cells (Tregs) and all of their functions. On the basis of human studies demonstrating Tregs can decrease graft-versus-host disease and vasculitides, there is consideration of their use to treat idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. We hypothesized that Treg therapy would attenuate the fibroplasia involved in a preclinical murine model of pulmonary fibrosis. IL-2 complex was used in vivo to expand CD4(+)CD25(hi)Foxp3(+) cells in the lung during intratracheal bleomycin challenge; however, this unexpectedly led to an increase in lung fibrosis. More important, this increase in fibrosis was a lymphocyte-dependent process. We corroborated these results using a CD4(+)CD25(hi)Foxp3(+) cellular-based therapy. Mechanistically, we demonstrated that CD4(+)CD25(hi)Foxp3(+) cells undergo alterations during bleomycin challenge and the IL-2 complex had no effect on profibrotic (eg, transforming growth factor-β) or type 17 immune response cytokines; however, there was a marked down-regulation of the type 1 and augmentation of the type 2 immune response cytokines from the lungs. Collectively, our animal studies show that a specific lung injury can induce Treg alterations, which can augment pulmonary fibrosis. PMID:27317904

  11. CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞在支气管哮喘中的研究进展%The researches on CD4+CD25+ Treg in bronchial asthma

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    李营营; 冯学斌

    2007-01-01

    CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞(CD4+CD25+Treg)是一种表型和功能特异的T细胞亚群,它在抑制自身免疫性疾病的发生,诱导机体免疫耐受机制中发挥着重要作用.研究CD4+CD25+Treg在支气管哮喘中的功能机制,对阐明哮喘的发病机制及探索疾病免疫治疗方面有重要意义.

  12. Association between genetic polymorphisms in the human interleukin-7 receptor alpha-chain and inhalation allergy

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    Shamim, Z; Müller, K; Svejgaard, A; Poulsen, Lars K.; Bodtger, U; Ryder, L P

    2007-01-01

    Thymic stromal-derived lymphopoietin (TSLP) and interleukin-7 share a common receptor chain, IL-7Ralpha. IL-7 is involved in T-cell homeostasis, and TSLP induces production of pro-allergic cytokines. The gene encoding the IL-7Ralpha chain is polymorphic, and investigation of inhalation allergic p...

  13. Mechanisms of activation of muscle branched-chain alpha-keto acid dehydrogenase during exercise in man

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    Van Hall, Gerrit; MacLean, D A; Saltin, B; Wagenmakers, A J

    1. Exercise leads to activation (dephosphorylation) of the branched-chain alpha-keto acid dehydrogenase (BCKADH). Here we investigate the effect of low pre-exercise muscle glycogen content and of branched-chain amino acid (BCAA) ingestion on the activity of BCKADH at rest and after 90 min of one......-leg knee-extensor exercise at 65% maximal one-leg power output in five subjects. 2. Pre-exercise BCAA ingestion (308 mg BCAAs (kg body wt)-1) caused an increased muscle BCAA uptake, a higher intramuscular BCAA concentration and activation of BCKADH both at rest (9 +/- 1 versus 25 +/- 5% for the control and...... BCAA test, respectively) and after exercise (27 +/- 4 versus 54 +/- 7%). 3. At rest the percentage active BCKADH was not different, 6 +/- 2% versus 5 +/- 1%, in the normal and low glycogen content leg (392 +/- 21 and 147 +/- 34 mumol glycosyl units (g dry muscle)-1, respectively). The post...

  14. Urine of patients with early prostate cancer contains lower levels of light chain fragments of inter-alpha-trypsin inhibitor and saposin B but increased expression of an inter-alpha-trypsin inhibitor heavy chain 4 fragment.

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    Jayapalan, Jaime J; Ng, Keng L; Shuib, Adawiyah S; Razack, Azad H A; Hashim, Onn H

    2013-06-01

    The present study was aimed at the identification of proteins that are differentially expressed in the urine of patients with prostate cancer (PCa), those with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and age-matched healthy male control subjects. Using a combination of 2DE and MS/MS, significantly lower expression of urinary saposin B and two different fragments of inter-alpha-trypsin inhibitor light chain (ITIL) was demonstrated in the PCa patients compared to the controls. However, only one of the ITIL fragments was significantly different between the PCa and BPH patients. When image analysis was performed on urinary proteins that were transferred onto NC membranes and detected using a lectin that binds to O-glycans, a truncated fragment of inter-alpha-trypsin inhibitor heavy chain 4 was the sole protein found to be significantly enhanced in the PCa patients compared to the controls. Together, these urinary peptide fragments might be useful complementary biomarkers to indicate PCa as well as to distinguish it from BPH, although further epidemiological evidence on the specificity and sensitivity of the protein candidates is required. PMID:23417432

  15. Expression and significance of CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+ T cells in the acute graft-versus-host disease after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation%骨髓或外周血中CD4+CD25+Foxp3+调节性T淋巴细胞与aGVHD的关系

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    王晓娟; 车传珍; 周昱男; 刘仲萍; 黄士昂

    2009-01-01

    目的 研究患者异基因造血干细胞移植(allo-HSCT)前后骨髓或外周血单个核细胞中CD4+CD25+Foxp3+调节性T淋巴细胞(以下简称CD4+CD25+Foxp3+T细胞)的比率、Foxp3 mRNA和Foxp3蛋白的表达与急性移植物抗宿主病(aGVHD)的关系.方法 选择37例行HIA相合异基因造血干细胞移植(allo-HSCT))的患者作为研究对象.采用流式细胞术检测患者allo-HSCT前7天(-7 d)、移植当天(0 d)、移植后30天(+30d)、+60 d和+90 d时骨髓或外周血单个核细胞中CD4+CD25+Foxp3+T细胞所占的比率;定量聚合酶链反应(PCR)检测Foxp3 mRNA相对表达量;蛋白印迹(Western blot)法检测Foxp3的蛋白表达水平.结果 37例患者存移植后100 d内发生aGVHD 13例(aGVHD组),未发生aGVHD 24例(无aGVHD组).CD4+CD25+Foxp3+T细胞的比率在0 d时最低,与-7、+30、+60、+90d时比较.差异均有统计学意义(P<0.01);与aGVHD组比较,无aGVHD组患者的CD4+CD25+Foxp3+T细胞的比率明显升高,差异有统计学意义(P<0.01).aGVHD组患者移植后Foxp3的表达水平逐渐升高,但明显低于无aGVHD组,尤其在+60和+90 d时的差异有统计学意义(P<0.01).Western blot法检测结果 表明,aGVHD组受者的Foxp3蛋白表达也明显低于无aGVHD组.结论 CD4+CD25+Foxp3+T细胞对防止发生aGVHD具有重要作用,监测患者骨髓或外周血中CD4+CD25+Foxp3+T细胞的比率可以预测aGVHD的发生.%Objective To investigate the expression and significance of CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+ T Cells, Foxp3 mRNA and Foxp3 protein in the acute graft-versus-host disease after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT). Methods Thirty-seven donor grafts and their respective clinical characteristics were evaluated. Flow cytometric analysis was performed to assess the percentage of CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+ T cells in the recipients before, and 0, 30, 60, and 90 days after allo-HSCT. The relative expression of Foxp3 mRNA was detected by real time reverse transcription-polymerase chain

  16. CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞及其分子标记物与支气管哮喘%CD4+CD25+regulatory T cell and its molecular marker with bronchial asthma

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    马祥; 毛辉; 梁宗安

    2009-01-01

    CD4+CD25+regulatory T cells are a kind of lymphocytes characterized by immune inhibition and immune inability,FOXP3 is a specific molecular marker of CD4+CD25+regulatory T cells,and critical for the generation,peripheral expression and function of CD4+CD25+regulatory T cells.In recent years,a series of studies showed that CD4+CD25+regulatory T cells interfere with the development and progression of bronchial asthma,the intervention of regulatory T cell and its relative genes may offer a novel therapeutic strategy for bronchial asthma.%CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞是一类以免疫抑制和免疫无能为特征的淋巴细胞群,FOXP3是CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞一个特征性的分子标志物,并且对CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞的发育、外周表达和功能维持有着关键性的作用.近年来,多项研究显示CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞参与并影响了支气管哮喘的发生、发展过程,对调节性T细胞或其相关基因的干预也许会成为支气管哮喘治疗的新方向.

  17. Side-chain-anchored N(alpha)-Fmoc-Tyr-OPfp for bidirectional solid-phase synthesis

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    Olsen, Christian A; Jørgensen, Malene; Hansen, Steen H; Witt, Matthias; Jaroszewski, Jerzy W; Franzyk, Henrik

    2005-01-01

    [reaction: see text] A mild resin-immobilization strategy employing a readily prepared trityl bromide resin for anchoring building blocks via a phenol group has been developed. With N(alpha)-Fmoc-Tyr-OPfp as a starter building block, it was possible to prepare asymmetrically substituted hybrids o...

  18. Affinity purification of human granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulating factor receptor alpha-chain. Demonstration of binding by photoaffinity labeling

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    The human granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) receptor alpha-chain, a low affinity component of the receptor, was solubilized and affinity-purified from human placenta using biotinylated GM-CSF. Scatchard analysis of 125I-GM-CSF binding to the placental membrane extract disclosed that the GM-CSF receptor had a dissociation constant (Kd) of 0.5-0.8 nM, corresponding to the Kd value of the GM-CSF receptor alpha-chain on the intact placental membrane. Affinity labeling of the solubilized protein using a photoreactive cross-linking agent, N-hydroxysuccinimidyl-4-azidobenzoate (HSAB), demonstrated a single specific band of 70-95 kDa representing a ligand-receptor complex. Approximately 2 g of the placental membrane extract was subjected to a biotinylated GM-CSF-fixed streptavidin-agarose column, resulting in a single major band at 70 kDa on a silver-stained sodium dodecyl sulfate gel. The radioiodination for the purified material disclosed that the purified protein had an approximate molecular mass of 70 kDa and a pI of 6.6. Binding activity of the purified material was demonstrated by photoaffinity labeling using HSAB-125I-GM-CSF, producing a similar specific band at 70-95 kDa as was demonstrated for the crude protein

  19. Affinity purification of human granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulating factor receptor alpha-chain. Demonstration of binding by photoaffinity labeling

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    Chiba, S.; Shibuya, K.; Miyazono, K.; Tojo, A.; Oka, Y.; Miyagawa, K.; Takaku, F. (Univ. of Tokyo (Japan))

    1990-11-15

    The human granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) receptor alpha-chain, a low affinity component of the receptor, was solubilized and affinity-purified from human placenta using biotinylated GM-CSF. Scatchard analysis of {sup 125}I-GM-CSF binding to the placental membrane extract disclosed that the GM-CSF receptor had a dissociation constant (Kd) of 0.5-0.8 nM, corresponding to the Kd value of the GM-CSF receptor alpha-chain on the intact placental membrane. Affinity labeling of the solubilized protein using a photoreactive cross-linking agent, N-hydroxysuccinimidyl-4-azidobenzoate (HSAB), demonstrated a single specific band of 70-95 kDa representing a ligand-receptor complex. Approximately 2 g of the placental membrane extract was subjected to a biotinylated GM-CSF-fixed streptavidin-agarose column, resulting in a single major band at 70 kDa on a silver-stained sodium dodecyl sulfate gel. The radioiodination for the purified material disclosed that the purified protein had an approximate molecular mass of 70 kDa and a pI of 6.6. Binding activity of the purified material was demonstrated by photoaffinity labeling using HSAB-{sup 125}I-GM-CSF, producing a similar specific band at 70-95 kDa as was demonstrated for the crude protein.

  20. INFLUENCE OF FK 506 (TACROLIMUS) ON CIRCULATING CD4+ T CELLS EXPRESSING CD25 AND CD45RA ANTIGENS IN 19 PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC PROGRESSIVE MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS PARTICIPATING IN AN OPEN LABEL DRUG SAFETY TRIAL

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    Lemster, B.; Huang, L.L.; Irish, W.; Woo, J.; Carroll, P B; Abu-Elmagd, K.; Rilo, H.R.; Johnson, N; Russell-Hall, R.; Fung, J. J.; Starzl, T.E.; Eidelman, B.; Thomson, A. W.

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    We have taken the opportunity of a clinical trial of the potential efficacy and safety of FK 506 (tacrolimus) in chronic progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) to examine the influence of this potent new immunosuppressant on circulating T-lymphocytes in an otherwise healthy non-transplant population. Peripheral blood levels of subsets of CD4+ T lymphocytes expressing the activation molecule interleukin-2 receptor (p55 &α chain: CD25) or the CD45RA isoform were determined sequentially in 19 patie...

  1. Nanoscale Relationship Between CD4 and CD25 of T Cells Visualized with NSOM/QD-Based Dual-Color Imaging System

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    Fan, Jinping; Lu, Xiaoxu; Liu, Shengde; Zhong, Liyun

    2015-10-01

    In this study, by using of near-field scanning optical microscopy (NSOM)/immune-labeling quantum dot (QD)-based dual-color imaging system, we achieved the direct visualization of nanoscale profiles for distribution and organization of CD4 and CD25 molecules in T cells. A novel and interesting finding was that though CD25 clustering as nanodomains were observed on the surface of CD4+CD25high regulatory T cells, these CD25 nanodomains were not co-localized with CD4 nanodomains. This result presented that the formation of these CD25 nanodomains on the surface of CD4+CD25high T cells were not associated with the response of T cell receptor (TCR)/CD3-dependent signal transduction. In contrast, on the surface of CD4+CD25low T cells, CD25 molecules distributed randomly without forming nanodomains while CD4 clustering as nanodomains can be observed; on the surface of CD8+CD25+ T cells, CD25 clustering as nanodomains and co-localization with CD8 nanodomains were observed. Collectively, above these results exhibited that TCR/CD3-based microdomains were indeed required for TCR/CD3-mediated T cells activation and enhanced the immune activity of CD4+CD25low T cells or CD8+CD25+ T cells. In particular, it was found that the formation of CD25 nanodomains and their segregation from TCR/CD3 microdomains were the intrinsic capability of CD4+CD25high T cells, suggesting this specific imaging feature of CD25 should be greatly associated with the regulatory activity of CD4+CD25high T cells. Importantly, this novel NSOM/QD-based dual-color imaging system will provide a useful tool for the research of distribution-function relationship of cell-surface molecules.

  2. Where CD4 + CD25 + T reg cells impinge on autoimmune diabetes

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    Chen, Zhibin; Herman, Ann E.; Matos, Michael; Mathis, Diane; Benoist, Christophe

    2005-01-01

    Foxp3 is required for the generation and activity of CD4 + CD25 + regulatory T (T reg) cells, which are important controllers of autoimmunity, including type-1 diabetes. To determine where T reg cells affect the diabetogenic cascade, we crossed the Foxp3 scurfy mutation, which eliminates T reg cells, with the BDC2.5 T cell receptor (TCR) transgenic mouse line. In this model, the absence of T reg cells did not augment the initial activation or phenotypic characteristics of effector T cells in ...

  3. 56 Increased Frequency of CD4+ CD25+ FOXP3- in Allergic Conjunctivitis Patients

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    Galicia-Carreón, Jorge; Alonso-Sánchez, Miguel E.; Robles-Contreras, Atzin; Hong, Enrique; Chávez, Raul; Jiménez-Martínez, Maria C.

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    Background Allergic conjunctivitis (AC) is one of the most common eye disorders in clinical practice. It has been shown that AC is a disorder mediated by Th2 lymphocytes producing IL-4 and IL-5, where the eye damage is caused by a type I hypersensitivity. It has been suggested in asthma and rhinitis that T regulatory cells (Tregs) CD4+ CD25+ FOXP3+ have been involved in control allergic status, favoring an optimal microenvironment with immunosuppressive cytokines (IL-10, TGF-β). However is un...

  4. Chemokines involved in protection from colitis by CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells

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    Kristensen, Nanna Ny; Brudzewsky, Dan; Gad, Monika;

    2006-01-01

    /chemokine receptor-specific gene expression profiling system of 67 genes, the authors have determined the expression profile of chemokine and chemokine receptor genes in the rectum of colitic mice and in mice that have been protected fromcolitis by CD4CD25 regulatory T cells. In mice protected from colitis, the...... authors found down regulation of the mRNA expression of the inflammatory chemokine receptors CCR1 and CXCR3 and their ligands CXCL9, CXCL10, CCL5, and CCL7. Also the transcripts for CCR9, CCL25, CCL17, and CXCL1 are found down regulated in protected compared with colitic animals. In addition, the authors...

  5. Role of Circulating CD4+ CD25high Foxp3+ Regulatory T-Cells in Paediatric Asthma

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    Ensaf Khalil Mohammed*, Zeinab Farag Asheiba

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Background: The role of T-Helper 2 (Th2 cells in the pathogenesis of allergy and asthma has been well described. However, the immunologic mechanisms that down modulate and protect against the development of these disorders are poorly characterized. A spectrum of CD4+ T cells, including, FOXP3-positive CD4+CD25+ T regulatory cells (Tregs might play a critical role in regulating these diseases. Objective: To investigate the role of CD4+CD25high FoxP3 Tregs in the pathogenesis of pediatric asthma. Methods: The study included 24 asthmatic children, 12 had mild intermittent asthma and 12 were of severe persistent asthma . In addition, 12 healthy subjects were used as controls. All patients were subjected to clinical examination and laboratory investigations including complete blood count with differential leucocytic and absolute eosinophilic count, serum total IgE level by ELIZA and flow cytometry was used to study the frequency of Tregs in peripheral blood lymphocytes of all studied groups using specific markers: cell-surface CD25 and CD4 expression and cytoplasmic FoxP3 expression. Results: It was noticed a significant decrease in CD4+CD25+ % and CD4+CD25 high % in both mild intermittent cases and severe persistent asthmatic patients when compared to healthy controls. FoxP3 expression in Tregs was significantly lower in CD4+CD25high T-cells of mild asthmatic patients when compared to control group. While the FoxP3 expression in Tregs was non- significantly lower in CD4+CD25high T-cells of severe asthmatic patients .Tregs cells % was correlated significantly with mild asthma .While it did not show correlation with severe asthma . An inverse correlation between FoxP3 protein expression was revealed within CD4+CD25high T-cells and total serum IgE when analyzed for all subjects. However, when correlation analysis was performed in each studied group separately, no significant correlation was found between FoxP3 expression and total serum IgE levels and

  6. Immunity to experimental Salmonella typhimurium infections in rats. Transfer of immunity with primed CD4+CD25high and CD4+CD25low T lymphocytes

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    Thygesen, P; Brandt, L; Jørgensen, T;

    1994-01-01

    The protective effect of primed CD4+ T lymphocytes against a lethal dose of 10(8) viable Salmonella typhimurium was studied in Lewis rats. Primed CD4+ T lymphocytes were obtained by inoculating Lewis rats with a non-lethal dose of 10(6) viable S. typhimurium. Four weeks after the infection, spleen...... fluorescence-activated cell sorter. Untreated Lewis rats were injected with 10(4) different primed CD4+ T-cell populations 24 h prior to the lethal dose of 10(8) viable S. typhimurium. Blood samples were drawn from the orbital plexus 1, 2, 3, and 4 weeks after the infection, and analysed for specific IgM and...... levels were not correlated with protection against S. typhimurium infections, although it showed that a higher and more persistent level of specific IgG antibodies was produced in animals receiving the CD4+CD25high fraction. It is concluded that 10(4) primed CD4+ T lymphocytes can induce immunity in...

  7. Cloning of the laminin {alpha}3 chain gene (LAMA3) and identification of a homozygous deletion in a patient with Herlitz junctional epidermolysis bullosa

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    Vidal, F.; Ortonne, J.P. [INSERM, Nice (France)]|[Hospital Pasteur, Nice (France); Galliano, M.F. [INSERM, Nice (France)] [and others

    1995-11-20

    Laminin 5 and laminin 6 are basement membrane proteins synthesized by the basal cells of stratifying squamous epithelia. Altered expression of laminin 5 has been associated with Herlitz junctional epidermolysis bullosa (H-JEB), a severe epidermal blistering disorder inherited as an autosomal recessive disease. We have isolated cDNA clones encoding the {alpha}3 chain of laminin 5 and searched for mutations in the LAMA3 gene in H-JEB patients. In one H-JEB family, an affected individual exhibited drastically reduced immunoreactivity to antibodies directed against the {alpha}3 chain of laminin 5 and an impaired expression of the corresponding mRNA transcripts. RT-PCR analysis of mRNA extracted from the proband`s keratinocytes identified a homozygous single basepair deletion in the transcripts encoding the laminin {alpha}3A and {alpha}3B isoforms. The mutation causes a frameshift and premature termination codon in both alleles of the LAMA3 gene. Inheritance of the clinical H-JEB phenotype was consistent with the segregation of the mutated allele in the family. We also report the identity of the {alpha} chains of laminin 5 and epiligrin and provide evidence that LAMA3 transcripts are distinct from the laminin 6 {alpha} chain mRNA. 35 refs., 5 figs., 1 tab.

  8. Cloning of the laminin alpha 3 chain gene (LAMA3) and identification of a homozygous deletion in a patient with Herlitz junctional epidermolysis bullosa.

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    Vidal, F; Baudoin, C; Miquel, C; Galliano, M F; Christiano, A M; Uitto, J; Ortonne, J P; Meneguzzi, G

    1995-11-20

    Laminin 5 and laminin 6 are basement membrane proteins synthesized by the basal cells of stratifying squamous epithelia. Altered expression of laminin 5 has been associated with Herlitz junctional epidermolysis bullosa (H-JEB), a severe epidermal blistering disorder inherited as an autosomal recessive disease. We have isolated cDNA clones encoding the alpha 3 chain of laminin 5 and searched for mutations in the LAMA3 gene in H-JEB patients. In one H-JEB family, an affected individual exhibited drastically reduced immunoreactivity to antibodies directed against the alpha 3 chain of laminin 5 and an impaired expression of the corresponding mRNA transcripts. RT-PCR analysis of mRNA extracted from the proband's keratinocytes identified a homozygous single basepair deletion in the transcripts encoding the laminin alpha 3A and alpha 3B isoforms. The mutation causes a frameshift and premature termination codon in both alleles of the LAMA3 gene. Inheritance of the clinical H-JEB phenotype was consistent with the segregation of the mutated allele in the family. We also report the identity of the alpha chains of laminin 5 and epiligrin and provide evidence that LAMA3 transcripts are distinct from the laminin 6 alpha chain mRNA. PMID:8586427

  9. CD4+CD25−Foxp3+ T cells play a role in tuberculous hydrothorax rather than malignant hydrothorax

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    Tang, Ying; Peng, Li-Ping; Qin, Gui-Xiang; Sun, Jing-Ting; Xu, Li-Jun; Jiang, Yan-Fang

    2015-01-01

    Background Foxp3+ T cells regulate inflammation and tumorigenesis. However, little is known about the role of different subsets of Foxp3+ T cells in malignant or tuberculous hydrothorax. Methods The numbers of CD4+CD25+Foxp3+, CD4+CD25−Foxp3+ T cells and the levels of some inflammatory cytokines in patients with tuberculous hydrothorax, malignant hydrothorax, and healthy controls (HCs) were examined by flow cytometry and ELISA. The potential association between the numbers of different subset...

  10. CD4(+CD25(-Nrp1(+ T cells synergize with rapamycin to prevent murine cardiac allorejection in immunocompetent recipients.

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    Qing Yuan

    Full Text Available Besides CD4(+CD25(+Foxp3(+ regulatory T cells (Tregs, other immunosuppressive T cells also participated in the regulation of immune tolerance. Reportedly, neuropilin-1 (Nrp1 might be one of the molecules by which regulatory cells exert their suppressive effects. Indeed, CD4(+CD25(-Nrp1(+ T cells exhibit potent suppressive function in autoimmune inflammatory responses. Here we investigated the specific role of CD4(+CD25(-Nrp1(+ T cells in the setting of the transplant immune response. Through MLR assays, we found that CD4(+CD25(-Nrp1(+ T cells suppressed the proliferation of naive CD4(+CD25(- T cells activated by allogeneic antigen-stimulation. Adoptive transfer of CD4(+CD25(-Nrp1(+ T cells synergized with rapamycin to induce long-term graft survival in fully MHC-mismatched murine heart transplantation, which was associated with decreased IFN-γ, IL-17 and increased IL-10, TGF-β, Foxp3 and Nrp1 expression in the grafts. Importantly, our data indicated that CD4(+CD25(-Nrp1(+ T cell transfer augments the accumulation of Tregs in the recipient, and creates conditions that favored induction of hyporesponsiveness of the T effector cells. In conclusion, this translational study indicates the possible therapeutic potential of CD4(+CD25(-Nrp1(+ T cells in preventing allorejection. CD4(+Nrp1(+ T cells might therefore be used in bulk as a population of immunosuppressive cells with more beneficial properties concerning ex vivo isolation as compared to Foxp3(+ Tregs.

  11. CD4 + CD25 + Treg cell separate, phenotype identity and Foxp3 gene expression identity%CD4+CD25+Treg细胞的分选、表型鉴定及Foxp3表达鉴定

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    韩文杰; 史艳侠

    2010-01-01

    目的 为验证从C57BL/6小鼠脾脏中分离出高纯度CD4+CD25+Treg细胞及证实CD4+CD25+Treg细胞中Foxp3基因的表达.方法 使用免疫磁珠分选出CD4+CD25+Treg细胞,流式细胞仪检测纯度;使用TRIZOL抽提Foxp3基因mRNA,使用RT-PCR方法逆转录出Foxp3基因的cDNA.结果 从C57BL/6小鼠脾脏中分离出了纯度达到90%CD4+CD25+Treg.进一步应用RT-PCR技术克隆出Foxp3的cDNA,通过凝胶电泳证实了克隆出了Foxp3的cDNA.结论 使用免疫磁珠方法能够分离出C57BL/6小鼠CD4+CD25+Treg细胞,并进行了Foxp3基因表达的鉴定.%Objective To confirm high purity CD4 + CD25 + Treg cells can be separated from the spleen of C57BL/6 mice and Foxp3 gene can be express in CD4 + CD25 + Treg cells.Methods CD4 + CD25 + Treg cells are separated with immunomagnetic beads,and purity is detected by flow cytometry.Foxp3 gene mRNA is extracted using TRIZOL.Foxp3 gene cDNA is reverse transcription using RT-PCR technology.Results This study separated CD4 + CD25 + Treg cell of 90% purity from the spleen of C57BI/6 mice,to advance used technology of RT-PCR to make the clone of Foxp3 gene cDNA,and confirmed it is the cDNA of foxp3.Conclusion This study CD4 + CD25 + Treg cell can be separated from the spleen of C57BL/6 mice with immnnomagnetic beads,and identified foxp3 gene expression.

  12. Naturally Occurring Self-Reactive CD4+CD25+ Regulatory T Cells: Universal Immune Code

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    Nafiseh Pakravan; Agheel Tabar Molla Hassan; Zuhair Muhammad Hassan

    2007-01-01

    Naturally occurring thymus-arisen CD4+CD25+ regulatory T (Treg) cells are considered to play a central role in self-tolerance. Precise signals that promote the development of Treg cells remain elusive, but considerable evidence suggests that costimulatory molecules, cytokines, the nature of the TCR and the niche or the context in which the T cell encounters antigen in the thymus play important roles. Analysis of TCR from Treg cells has demonstrated that a large proportion of this population has a higher avidity to self-antigen in comparison with TCR from CD4+CD25- cells and that peripheral antigen is required for their development, maintenance, or expansion. Treg cells have been shown to undergo expansion in the periphery, likely regulated by the presence of self-antigen. Many studies have shown that the involvement of Treg cells in the tolerance induction is antigen-specific, even with MHC-mismatched,in transplantation/graft versus host disease (GVHD), autoimmunity, cancer, and pregnancy. Theses studies concluded a vital role for self-reactive Treg cells in maintenance of the body integrity. Based on those studies, we hypothesize that self-reactive Treg cells are shared among all healthy individuals and recognize same self-antigens and their TCR encodes for few dominant antigens of each organ which defines the healthy self. These dominant self antigens can be regarded as "universal immune code".

  13. Structural requirements for assembly of dimeric IgA probed by site-directed mutagenesis of J chain and a cysteine residue of the alpha-chain CH2 domain.

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    Krugmann, S; Pleass, R J; Atkin, J D; Woof, J M

    1997-07-01

    The structural features of J chain required for interaction with IgA in IgA dimer assembly were investigated by coexpression of wild-type and mutant forms of J chain with IgA1 in CHO cells. With wild-type J chain, a mixture of J chain-containing dimers and monomers was secreted. Substitution of Cys14 of J chain with Ser resulted in expression of only monomer IgA covalently associated with J chain. Similarly, mutation of Cys68 to Ser also resulted in expression predominantly of a monomer IgA-J chain species. These results suggest that Cys14 and Cys68 play critical roles in formation of J chain-containing IgA dimers, with each forming a disulfide bridge to an IgA monomer. Substitution of Asn48 with Ala, to prevent attachment of N-linked carbohydrate to J chain, also resulted in markedly reduced dimer assembly, suggesting a requirement for the sugar moiety in J chain function. We also mutated Cys311 on the C alpha2 domain of the IgA heavy chain to Ser. When coexpressed with wild-type J chain, this mutant was still capable of forming dimers, indicating that this residue was not involved in dimerization. Taken together, our results are consistent with an arrangement in which IgA monomers are linked end-to-end with J chain interposed. PMID:9200460

  14. Ground State Properties of New Element Z = 113 and Its Alpha Decay Chain

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    TAI Fei; CHEN Ding-Han; XU Chang; REN Zhong-Zhou

    2005-01-01

    @@ We investigate the ground state properties of the new element 278113 and of the α-decay chain with different models, where the new element Z = 113 has been produced at RIKEN in Japan by cold-fusion reaction [Morita et al.J.Phys.Soc.Jpn.73 (2004) 2593].The experimental decay energies are reproduced by the deformed relativistic mean-field model, by the Skyrme-Hartree-Fock (SHF) model, and by the macroscopic-microscopic model.Theoretical half-lives also reasonably agree with the data.Calculations further show that prolate deformation is important for the ground states of the nuclei in the α-decay chain of 278113.The common points and differences among different models are compared and discussed.

  15. CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cell depletion modulates anxiety and depression-like behaviors in mice.

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    Full Text Available Stress has been shown to suppress immune function and increase susceptibility to inflammatory disease and psychiatric disease. CD4(+CD25(+ regulatory T (Treg cells are prominent in immune regulation. This study was conducted to determine if anti-CD25 antibody (Ab mediated depletion of Treg cells in mice susceptibility to stress-induced development of depression-like behaviors, as well as immunological and neurochemical activity. To accomplish this, an elevated plus-maze test (EPM, tail suspension test (TST, and forced swim test (FST were used to examine depression-like behaviors upon chronic immobilization stress. Immune imbalance status was observed based on analysis of serum cytokines using a mouse cytometric bead array in conjunction with flow cytometry and changes in the levels of serotonin (5-HT and dopamine (DA in the brain were measured by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC. The time spent in the open arms of the EPM decreased significantly and the immobility time in the FST increased significantly in the anti-CD25 Ab-treated group when compared with the non stressed wild-type group. In addition, interlukin-6 (IL-6, tumor necrosis factor-á (TNF-á, interlukin-2 (IL-2, interferon-gamma (IFN-γ, interlukin-4 (IL-4 and interlukin-17A (IL-17A concentrations were significantly upregulated in the stressed anti-CD25 Ab-treated group when compared with the non stressed wild-type group. Furthermore, the non stressed anti-CD25 Ab-treated group displayed decreased 5-HT levels within the hippocampus when compared with the non stressed wild-type group. These results suggest that CD4(+CD25(+ Treg cell depletion modulated alterations in depressive behavior, cytokine and monoaminergic activity. Therefore, controlling CD4(+CD25(+ Treg cell function during stress may be a potent therapeutic strategy for the treatment of depression-like symptoms.

  16. Fetal antigen 2: an amniotic protein identified as the aminopropeptide of the alpha 1 chain of human procollagen type I

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    Teisner, B; Rasmussen, H B; Højrup, P;

    1992-01-01

    Fetal antigen (FA2) was purified from second trimester human amniotic fluid by immunospecific chromatography, gel filtration and reversed-phase chromatography. Gel filtration revealed two molecular forms of FA2 eluting at volumes corresponding to an M(r) of approximately 100 kDa and 30 kDa. SDS...... aminopropeptide of the alpha 1 chain of human procollagen type I as determined by nucleotide sequences. After oxidative procedures normally employed for radio-iodination (iodogen and chloramine-T), FA2 lost its immunoreactivity. An antigen which cross-reacted with polyclonal rabbit anti-human FA2 was demonstrated...... in fetal calf serum. Gel filtration with analysis of fractions by inhibition ELISA showed that the bovine homologue was present in the same molecular forms as those in human amniotic fluid, and immunohistochemical analysis with anti-human FA2 showed that its distribution in bovine skin was identical...

  17. Two RFLPs in human inter-alpha-trypsin inhibitor heavy chain gene ITIH2 on chromosome 10

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    Leveillard, T.; Bourguignon, J.; Salier, J.P.; Diarra-Mehrpour, M.; Sesbouee, R.; Martin, J.P. (Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale, St. Etienne Rouvray (France))

    1989-07-11

    The 0.8 kb Eco RI/Bam HI fragment of lambda HuHITI-9 used as a probe codes for human heavy chain H2 of the inter-alpha-trypsin inhibitor. Kpn I (GGTAC/C) identifies one invariant band at 8.5 kb and a diallelic polymorphism with DNA fragments at 26.0 kb or 20.0 kb. Msp I (C/CGG) identifies three invariant bands at 2.35 kb, 2.1 kb and 1.0 kb and a diallelic polymorphism with DNA fragments at 5.0 kb or 2.8 kb and 2.2 kb. The allele frequency for Kpn I and Msp I were determined. The ITIH2 gene has been mapped to 10p15 by in situ hybridization. Co-dominant segregation was found for each polymorphism in two informative families.

  18. Assembly, intracellular processing, and expression at the cell surface of the human alpha beta T cell receptor/CD3 complex. Function of the CD3-zeta chain

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    Geisler, C; Kuhlmann, J; Rubin, B

    1989-01-01

    complex, the role of the CD3 chains for the TCR/CD3 expression have not been experimentally addressed in human T cells. In this study the function of the CD3-zeta chain for the assembly, intracellular processing, and expression of the TCR/CD3 complex in the human leukemic T cell line Jurkat was......The TCR/CD3 complex is a multimeric protein complex composed of a minimum of seven transmembrane chains (TCR alpha beta-CD3 gamma delta epsilon zeta 2). Whereas earlier studies have demonstrated that both the TCR-alpha and -beta chains are required for the cell surface expression of the TCR/CD3...... investigated. The results indicate that: 1) CD3-zeta is required for the cell surface expression of the TCR/CD3 complex; 2) the pentameric form (TCR alpha beta-CD3 gamma delta epsilon) of the TCR/CD3 complex and single TCR chains associated with CD3 (TCR alpha-CD3 gamma delta epsilon and TCR beta-CD3 gamma...

  19. CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells: I. Phenotype and physiology

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    Holm, Thomas Lindebo; Nielsen, Janne; Claesson, Mogens H

    2004-01-01

    it has become increasingly clear that regulatory CD4+CD25+ T cells (Treg cells) play an important role in the maintenance of immunological self-tolerance, and that this cell subset exerts its function by suppressing the proliferation or function of autoreactive T cells. Based on human and murine...... observations, this review presents a characterization of the phenotype and functions of the Treg cells in vitro and in vivo. An overview of the surface molecules associated with and the cytokines produced by the Treg cells is given and the origin, activation requirements and mode of action of the Treg cells...... are discussed. Finally, we address the possibility that Treg cells may play a central role in immune homeostasis, regulating not only autoimmune responses, but also immune responses toward foreign antigens....

  20. CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells: II. Origin, disease models and clinical aspects

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    Nielsen, Janne; Holm, Thomas Lindebo; Claesson, Mogens H

    2004-01-01

    Autoimmune diseases afflict approximately 5% of the population and reflect a failure in the immune system to discriminate between self and non-self resulting in the breakdown of self-tolerance. Regulatory CD4+CD25+ T cells (Treg cells) have been shown to play an important role in the maintenance of...... immune homeostasis and self-tolerance by counteracting the development and effector functions of potentially autoreactive T cells. We have in the previous APMIS review described the phenotype and physiology of Treg cells. The present overview deals with the thymic origin of Treg cells and their role in...... disease models such as autoimmune gastritis and inflammatory bowel disease. Finally, we will consider some aspects of the therapeutic potential of Treg cells....

  1. CD4+CD25+T调节细胞及Foxp3在哮喘中的研究进展%Research Progress of CD4+CD25+T Regulatory Cells and Foxp3 in Children with Asthma

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    王娜; 孔宪明; 曹兰芳

    2006-01-01

    CD4+CD25+T调节细胞是具有免疫调节(或抑制)作用的T细胞,其主要功能是抑制自身反应性T细胞的活化和增殖,参与自身免疫调节,维持自身免疫耐受,在儿童哮喘等疾病中发挥重要作用.Foxp3已作为CD4+CD25+T调节细胞的特异性标志.本文就CD4+CD25+T调节细胞及Foxp3的生物学特性、效应机制及其与儿童哮喘发病的关系作一综述.

  2. 白癜风患者外周血CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞的检测%Detection of peripheral CD4+CD25+ regulatory T lymphocytes in patients with vitiligo

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    白明辉; 王竞; 涂彩霞; 张蕴颖; 刘敏; 李国艳; 钟良瑞

    2009-01-01

    Objective To determine the level of peripheral CD4+CD25+ regulatory T lymphocytes in patients with vitiligo at different stages and to study its relationship with the development of vitiligo. Methods Blood samples were collected from 34 outpatients with vitiligo, including 19 cases of progressive vitiligo and 15 cases of stable vitiligo, as well as from 20 normal human controls. Flow cytometry was used to detect the levels of peripheral CD4+ and CD4+CD25+ T lymphocytes in these samples. Results Compared with the controls, the percentage of CD4+CD25+ regulatory T lymphoeytes in peripheral lymphocytes was significantly lower in patients with progressive vitiligo than those in patients with stable vitiligo and normal human con-trois [(2.43±0.30)% vs (3.49±0.39)% and (3.34±0.24)%, both P <0.05], but no significant difference was found between patients with stable vitiligo and normal human controls (P>0.05). A significantly nega-tive correlation was observed between the percentage of CD4+CD25+ regulatory T lymphocytes and lesion area in patients with progressive vitiligo (r = -0.48, P <0.05), but not in patients with stable vitiligo (P >0.05). There was no significant correlation between the course of disease and the percentage of peripheral CD4+CD25+ regulatory T lymphocytes in patients with progressive vitiligo or stable vitiligo (both P > 0.05). Conclusion There is an abnormal proportion of peripheral CD4+CD25+ regulatory T lymphocytes in patients with vitiligo, which may be related to the development of vitiligo.%目的 检测不同病期白癜风患者外周血CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞水平,探讨其与白癜风发病的关系.方法 白癜风患者34例,进展期19例,稳定期15例.通过流式细胞仪对不同病期白癜风患者外周血CD4+、CD4+CD25+T细胞水平进行检测,并与20例正常人比较.结果 进展期患者外周血中CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞占外周血淋巴细胞的表达率低于正常对照组(P<0.05);稳定期患者与正

  3. Creatine, arginine alpha-ketoglutarate, amino acids, and medium-chain triglycerides and endurance and performance.

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    Little, Jonathan P; Forbes, Scott C; Candow, Darren G; Cornish, Stephen M; Chilibeck, Philip D

    2008-10-01

    Creatine (Cr) supplementation increases muscle mass, strength, and power. Arginine a-ketoglutarate (A-AKG) is a precursor for nitric oxide production and has the potential to improve blood flow and nutrient delivery (i.e., Cr) to muscles. This study compared a commercial dietary supplement of Cr, A-AKG, glutamine, taurine, branched-chain amino acids, and medium-chain triglycerides with Cr alone or placebo on exercise performance and body composition. Thirty-five men (approximately 23 yr) were randomized to Cr + A-AKG (0.1 g . kg(-1) . d(-1) Cr + 0.075 g . kg(-1) . d(-1)A-AKG, n = 12), Cr (0.1 g . kg(-1) . d(-1), n = 11), or placebo (1 g . kg(-1) . d(-1) sucrose, n = 12) for 10 d. Body composition, muscle endurance (bench press), and peak and average power (Wingate tests) were measured before and after supplementation. Bench-press repetitions over 3 sets increased with Cr + A-AKG (30.9 +/- 6.6 +/- 34.9 +/- 8.7 reps; p < .01) and Cr (27.6 +/- 5.9 +/- 31.0 +/- 7.6 reps; p < .01), with no change for placebo (26.8 +/- 5.0 +/- 27.1 +/- 6.3 reps). Peak power significantly increased in Cr + A-AKG (741 +/- 112 +/- 794 +/- 92 W; p < .01), with no changes in Cr (722 +/- 138 +/- 730 +/- 144 W) and placebo (696 +/- 63 +/- 705 +/- 77 W). There were no differences in average power between groups over time. Only the Cr-only group increased total body mass (79.9 +/- 13.0 +/- 81.1 +/- 13.8 kg; p < .01), with no significant changes in lean-tissue or fat mass. These results suggest that Cr alone and in combination with A-AKG improves upper body muscle endurance, and Cr + A-AKG supplementation improves peak power output on repeated Wingate tests. PMID:19033611

  4. Radioimmunoassay of inhibin based on synthetic human inhibin alpha-chain peptide

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    Polyclonal rabbit antisera were produced against cyclic human inhibin [(Cys6, Tyr7) alpha-(6-30)NH2] peptide, covalently conjugated to bovine serum albumin. The tyrosine residue introduced at position 7 facilitated the oxidative incorporation of radiolabel (125I) to yield a tracer with specific activity of 73.9 Ci/g. These reagents were used to develop a homologous equilibrium radioimmunoassay for human inhibin, with polyethylene glycol, 200 g/L, serving as the separation phase. At a detection limit of 2 micrograms/L (n = 7), immunoactive inhibin was detectable in human pre-ovulatory follicular fluid (128 micrograms/L), seminal plasma (2374 micrograms/L), amniotic fluid (66 micrograms/L), and placental extract (347 micrograms/L). We also demonstrated inhibin immunoreactivity in biological fluids from other mammalian species: macaque, chimpanzee, porcine, and bovine, but not rodent (guinea pig). Although the antisera were raised against a nonbioactive inhibin peptide, immunoglobulins fractionated on Protein A-Sepharose neutralized the bioactivity of human ovarian inhibin. Further characterization of inhibin immuno- and bioactivity was undertaken with immobilized heparin, divalent metal cations, and dye ligands. Only heparin-Sepharose distinguished between immuno- and bioactive inhibin

  5. Th17/CD4+CD25+Treg细胞与自身免疫病

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    王琴; 崔向军

    2011-01-01

    CD4+CD25+调节T细胞(CD4+CD25+Treg)是调节性T细胞的一个重要亚类,Treg可以通过IL-2、TGF-β1等促炎症细胞因子调节Th17/Treg平衡,调控Thl7细胞介导的炎症反应、自身免疫反应。本文将Thl7细胞/CD4+CD25+Treg细胞与自身免疫性疾病的关系作一综述。

  6. Properties of Z=120 nuclei and the \\alpha-decay chains of the (292,304)120 isotopes using relativistic and non-relativistic formalisms

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    Ahamad, Shakeb; Patra, S K

    2012-01-01

    The ground state and first intrinsic excited state of superheavy nuclei with Z=120 and N=160-204 are investigated using both non-relativistic Skyrme-Hartree-Fock and the axially deformed Relativistic Mean Field formalisms. We employ a simple BCS pairing approach for calculating the energy contribution from pairing interaction. The results for isotopic chain of binding energy, quadrupole deformation parameter, two neutron separation energies and some other observables are compared with the FRDM and some recent macroscopic-microscopic calculations. We predict superdeformed ground state solutions for almost all the isotopes. Considering the possibility of magic neutron number, two different mode of \\alpha-decay chains (292)120 and (304)120 are also studied within these frameworks. The Q_{\\alpha}-values and the half-life T^{\\alpha}_{1/2} for these two different mode of decay chains are compared with FRDM and recent macroscopic-microscopic calculations. The calculation is extended for the \\alpha-decay chains of 29...

  7. [Hemoglobin Boumerdès alpha 2(37) (C2) Pro----Arg beta 2: a new variant of the alpha chain associated with hemoglobin S in an Algerian family].

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    Dahmane-Arbane, M; Blouquit, Y; Arous, N; Bardakdjian, J; Benamani, M; Riou, J; Benabadji, M; Rosa, J; Galacteros, F

    1987-01-01

    We report the first case of Hb Boumerdes, an alpha chain variant alpha 2(37) (C2) Pro----Arg beta 2, in an Algerian family. The propositus was also homozygous for the sickle cell gene. The abnormal hybrid Hb alpha 2Boum. beta 2S had an electrophoretic mobility on cellulose acetate pH 8.7 electrophoresis between those of Hb S and Hb A2. Its expression was about 16%. The alpha 2Boum. beta 2A fraction has a mobility between those of Hb F and Hb S. The effects of this mutation on Hb oxygen affinity and deoxy Hb S polymer formation were not studied. The propositus' sickle cell phenotype was benign. PMID:3438164

  8. Human and Mouse CD8+CD25+FOXP3+ Regulatory T Cells at Steady State and during Interleukin-2 Therapy

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    Churlaud, Guillaume; Pitoiset, Fabien; Jebbawi, Fadi; Lorenzon, Roberta; Bellier, Bertrand; Rosenzwajg, Michelle; Klatzmann, David

    2015-01-01

    International audience In addition to CD4+ regulatory T cells (Tregs), CD8+ suppressor T cells are emerging as an important subset of regulatory T cells. Diverse populations of CD8+ T cells with suppressive activities have been described. Among them, a small population of CD8+CD25+FOXP3+ T cells is found both in mice and humans. In contrast to thymic-derived CD4+CD25+FOXP3+ Tregs, their origin and their role in the pathophysiology of autoimmune diseases (AIDs) are less understood. We repor...

  9. CD4 + CD25 + T cells protect against experimentally induced asthma and alter pulmonary dendritic cell phenotype and function

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    Lewkowich, Ian P.; Herman, Nancy S.; Schleifer, Kathleen W.; Dance, Matthew P.; Chen, Brian L.; Dienger, Krista M.; Sproles, Alyssa A.; Shah, Jaimin S.; Köhl, Jörg; Belkaid, Yasmine; Wills-Karp, Marsha

    2005-01-01

    The role of natural CD4 + CD25 + regulatory T (T reg) cells in the control of allergic asthma remains poorly understood. We explore the impact of T reg cell depletion on the allergic response in mice susceptible (A/J) or comparatively resistant (C3H) to the development of allergen-induced airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR). In C3H mice, anti-CD25–mediated T reg cell depletion before house dust mite treatment increased several features of the allergic diathesis (AHR, eosinophilia, and IgE), whic...

  10. Role of Circulating CD4+ CD25high Foxp3+ Regulatory T-Cells in Paediatric Asthma

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    Ensaf Khalil Mohammed*, Zeinab Farag Asheiba

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    Background: The role of T-Helper 2 (Th2) cells in the pathogenesis of allergy and asthma has been well described. However, the immunologic mechanisms that down modulate and protect against the development of these disorders are poorly characterized. A spectrum of CD4+ T cells, including, FOXP3-positive CD4+CD25+ T regulatory cells (Tregs) might play a critical role in regulating these diseases. Objective: To investigate the role of CD4+CD25high FoxP3 Tregs in the pathogenesis of pediatric ast...

  11. In vivo expression of UDP-N-acetylglucosamine: Alpha-3-D-mannoside beta-1,2-N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase I (GnT-1) in Aspergillus oryzae and effects on the sugar chain of alpha-amylase.

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    Kasajima, Yuya; Yamaguchi, Masako; Hirai, Nobuaki; Ohmachi, Tetsuo; Yoshida, Takashi

    2006-11-01

    UDP-N-Acetylglucosamine: alpha-3-D-mannoside beta-1,2-N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase I (GnT-I) is an essential enzyme in the conversion of high mannose type oligosaccharide to the hybrid or complex type. The full length of the rat GnT-I gene was expressed in the filamentous fungus Aspergillus oryzae. A microsomal preparation from a recombinant fungus (strain NG) showed GnT-I activity that transferred N-acetylglucosamine residue to acceptor heptaose, Man(5)GlcNAc(2). The N-linked sugar chain of alpha-amylase secreted by the strain showed a peak of novel retention on high performance liquid chromatography that was same as a reaction product of in vitro GnT-1 assay. The peak of oligosaccharide disappeared on HPLC after beta-N-acetylglucosaminidase treatment. Mass analysis supported the presence of GlcNAcMan(5)GlcNAc(2) as a sugar chain of alpha-amylase from strain NG. Chimera of GnT-I with green fluorescent protein (GFP) showed a dotted pattern of fluorescence in the mycelia, suggesting localization at Golgi vesicles. We concluded that GnT-1 was functionally expressed in A. oryzae cells and that N-acetylglucosamine residue was transferred to N-glycan of alpha-amylase in vivo. A. oryzae is expected to be a potential host for the production of glycoprotein with a genetically altered sugar chain. PMID:17090929

  12. CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞在支气管哮喘中的研究进展%Changes and effects of CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells in pathogenesis of asthma

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    宋丽; 施森; 李敏

    2007-01-01

    近年来,关于CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞在支气管哮喘发病中作用的研究有相当大的进展,支气管哮喘的发病机制已不能单纯用Th1/Th2平衡理论来解释,CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞越来越受到重视,它通过细胞接触和分泌细胞因子发挥免疫抑制功能,维持自身免疫平衡,控制支气管哮喘的发展,Foxp3、IL-6等在其功能调控中发挥重要作用.支气管哮喘中,有关CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞作用机制及数量变化的观点不一,糖皮质激素通过增强CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞功能发挥治疗作用.

  13. CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞在心脏疾病中的研究进展%The Research Progress of CD4 +CD25 + Regulatory T Cells in Heart Diseases

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    牛瑞兵

    2011-01-01

    CD4+ CD25+ regulatory T cells( Treg ) are a special subgroup of T cells in vivo with an immunoregulatory function. In recent years, massive domestic and oversea research indicated that Treg is closely related with various cardiovascular disease's occurrence and development. Therefore, understanding of Treg and its immunosuppression's mechanism in the heart disease is helpful to improve the immunotherapy effect for heart diseases. Here is to make a summary of CD4+ CD25 + Treg' production, features, functional mechanism and its correlation with heart diseases.%CD4 +CD25 +调节性T细胞(Treg)是体内具有免疫调节功能的一类特殊T细胞亚群.近年来,国内外的大量研究表明Treg与很多种心血管疾病的发生和进展密切相关.因此,认识Treg及其在心脏疾病中免疫抑制的机制,有助于提高心脏疾病的免疫治疗效果.现就CD4 +CD25 +Treg的产生、特征、作用机制及其与心脏疾病的联系予以综述.

  14. CD25 expression on residual leukemic blasts at the time of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant predicts relapse in patients with acute myeloid leukemia without complete remission.

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    Ikegawa, Shuntaro; Doki, Noriko; Kurosawa, Shuhei; Yamaguchi, Tsukasa; Sakaguchi, Masahiro; Harada, Kaito; Yamamoto, Keita; Hino, Yutaro; Shingai, Naoki; Senoo, Yasushi; Hattori, Keiichiro; Igarashi, Aiko; Najima, Yuho; Kobayashi, Takeshi; Kakihana, Kazuhiko; Sakamaki, Hisashi; Haraguchi, Kyoko; Okuyama, Yoshiki; Ohashi, Kazuteru

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    Recent studies have shown that CD25 expression at the time of diagnosis of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) may be associated with an unfavorable outcome. We focus on patients with AML without complete remission (CR) and examine the clinical correlation between surface CD25 expression at the time of transplant and subsequent transplant outcomes. We observed a significant difference in overall survival (OS), disease-free survival (DFS) and cumulative incidence of relapse (CIR) between CD25 positive (+) (n = 22) and negative (-) groups (n = 44) (2-year OS; CD25 (+) group: 5% vs. CD25 (-) group: 40%, p expression was an independent adverse factor for OS (p = 0.002) and relapse (p = 0.001). Patients with AML with residual CD25 positive blasts at the time of transplant may require additional therapy before or after transplant to improve survival. PMID:26422713

  15. The expression of tumor necrosis factor-a induced protein 8 like-2 in CD4+ CD25+ regulatory T cells%肿瘤坏死因子-α诱导蛋白-8样分子2在调节性T细胞中的表达

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    栾樱译; 姚咏明

    2011-01-01

    目的:观察肿瘤坏死因子-α诱导蛋白-8样分子2(TIPE2)在CD4CD25调节性T细胞(CD4CD25Treg)中的表达.方法:免疫磁珠法分离正常BALB/C小鼠脾脏CD4CD25Tregs,流式细胞术鉴定CD4CD25Treg的纯度.激光共聚焦荧光法检测Treg细胞中TIPE2的分布,并进行初步定位;进一步采用逆转录一聚合酶链反应(RT-PCR)和Western blot技术分别从基因和蛋白水平检测Treg细胞中TIPE2表达.结果:免疫磁珠分选法得到的CD4CD25Tregs纯度在92%以上,台盼蓝染色显示细胞活性大于97%.Western blot证实Treg细胞中存在清晰TIPE2条带,分子质量为21 kD;采用RT-PCR技术在Treg细胞中检测到147 bp大小的特异性TIPE2目的基因条带.结论:TIPE2可表达于小鼠CD4CD25Treg细胞.%Objective: To investigate the expression of tumor necrosis factor-α induced protein 8 like2 ( TIPF2)in CD4+ CD25+ regulatory T cells ( CD4+ CD25+ Tregs). Methods: CD4+ CD25+ Tregs were isolated from the spleens of male BALB/C mice by magnetic beads, and the purity of these cells was determined by flow cytometry.The present study was designed to determine TIPE2 expression in Tregs by confocal microscopy analysis, Western blot and reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction ( RT-PCR) analysis, respectively. Results: Purity of CD4+ CD25+ Tregs was greater than 92%. The expression of TIPF2 was detected by confocal microscopy, and it was a cytoplasmic protein expressed in CD4+ CD25+Tregs. To confirm the expression of TIPF2 , it was detected by Western blot analysis using specific TIPF2 antibody, and a clear band with a molecular mass of approximately 21 kD from CD4+ CD25+ Tregs was found. Moreover, to determine the gene expression of TIPF2 , total RNA was extracted from CD4+ CD25+ Tregs and RT-PCR was performed, a band of the size of 147 bp was noted as expected. Conclution: TIPF2 appears to be a cytoplasmic protein expressed in CD4+ CD25+ Tregs.

  16. Differential influence of the tumour-specific non-human sialic acid containing GM3 ganglioside on CD4+CD25- effector and naturally occurring CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells function.

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    de León, Joel; Fernández, Audry; Clavell, Marilyn; Labrada, Mayrel; Bebelagua, Yanin; Mesa, Circe; Fernández, Luis E

    2008-04-01

    Increasing evidences suggest that the aberrant expression of certain gangliosides on malignant cells could affect host's anti-tumour-specific immune responses. We have recently documented the relevance of the N-glycolylated variant of GM3 ganglioside (NGcGM3), a tumour-specific non-human sialic acid containing ganglioside, for tumour progression. However, evidences about the implication of host's immunity in NGcGM3-promoted cancer progression had not been obtained previously. In this work, we compared tumour growth of X63 myeloma cells pre-treated or not with an inhibitor of the glucosylceramide synthase enzyme, in wild or CD4+ T cell-depleted BALB/c mice. Results clearly showed a relationship between the agonistic effect of NGcGM3 in tumour growth and the presence of CD4+ T lymphocytes. For the first time, a description of a ganglioside-differential effect over purified CD4+CD25- and naturally occurring regulatory CD4+CD25+ T cells is provided. While NGcGM3 similarly down-modulated the CD4 expression in both cell populations, the inhibitory capacity of the CD4+CD25+ lymphocytes and their proliferation, induced by an anti-CD3 mAb and IL2, were not modified. In a different fashion, a reduction in proliferative capacity and a noteworthy secretion of anti-inflammatory cytokines were detected when CD4+CD25- T cells were cultured in the presence of NGcGM3. Considering the relevance of dendritic cells (DC) on primary activation of T cells, the effect of NGcGM3 over DC differentiation and TLR4-mediated maturation was also assessed. Our results indicate that NGcGM3 contributes to cancer progression mainly by influencing DC and CD4+CD25- T lymphocyte functions, rather than increasing the inhibitory capacity of naturally occurring regulatory T cells. PMID:18310617

  17. 佛波醇酯加离子霉素诱导脐血和成人外周血CD4+CD25+T细胞分泌IL-2的相关机制研究%Mechanisms underlying the induction of IL- 2 secretion by PDB plus ionomycin in CD4 + CD25 + T cells from cord blood and adult peripheral blood

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    肇静娴; 曾耀英; 李海仙; 曾祥凤; 季煜华; 何贤辉

    2006-01-01

    目的:以佛波醇酯加离子霉素作为刺激剂,验证CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞本身并不存在分泌IL-2障碍;同时通过对脐血和成人外周血的比较性研究,了解脐血CD4+CD25+T细胞的成熟度.方法:以autoMACS从足月婴儿脐血(CB)和成人外周血(PB)分选CD4+CD25+和CD4+CD25-T细胞,以PDB+ionomycin作为刺激剂,培养45h后流式细胞术检测各组细胞表达CD69和CD25水平,并以Luminex多重细胞因子检测技术检测培养上清中7种细胞因子的浓度.结果:经PDB+ionomycin刺激后,CB、PB的CD4+CD25+和CD4+CD25-T细胞均发生增殖,但在培养45h后CD4+CD25+T细胞均出现细胞状态变差或死亡倾向.CB、PB的CD4+CD25+T细胞活化后CD25分子表达进一步上调,高于CD25-细胞活化后的CD25分子密度.经PDB+ionomycin刺激后,PB CD4+CD25+和CD4+CD25-T细胞均分泌高水平的IFN-γ、IL-2和TNF-α,但CD25+细胞分泌IL-5、IL-4和IL-10水平远远高于CD25-细胞;CBCD4+CD25+和CD4+CD25-T细胞亦分泌高水平的IL-2和TNF-α,但IFN-γ水平远远低于PB,基本不分泌IL-5、IL-4和IL-10.结论:CD4+CD25+T细胞本身并不存在合成和分泌IL-2障碍,其可能具有与传统T细胞不同的T细胞受体信息转导模式;脐血CD4+CD25+T细胞功能尚未完全成熟.

  18. Incomplete depletion and rapid regeneration of Foxp3+ regulatory T cells following anti-CD25 treatment in malaria-infected mice

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    Couper, Kevin N.; Blount, Daniel G.; de Souza, J. Brian; Suffia, Isabelle; Belkaid, Yasmine; Riley, Eleanor M.

    2007-01-01

    Investigation of the role of regulatory T cells (Treg) in model systems is facilitated by their depletion using anti-CD25 antibodies, but there has been considerable debate about the effectiveness of this strategy. Here, we have compared the depletion and repopulation of CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ Treg in uninfected and malaria-infected mice using 7D4 and/or PC61 anti-CD25 antibodies. We find that numbers and percentages of CD25hi cells, but not Foxp3+ cells, are transiently reduced after 7D4 treatment ...

  19. Androgen receptor modulates Foxp3 expression in CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ regulatory T-cells

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    Walecki, Magdalena; Eisel, Florian; Klug, Jörg; Baal, Nelli; Paradowska-Dogan, Agnieszka; Wahle, Eva; Hackstein, Holger; Meinhardt, Andreas; Fijak, Monika

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    CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ Treg cells are crucial for the maintenance of immunological homeostasis. Androgens significantly induce Foxp3 expression in humans and regulate the differentiation of Treg cells. A functional androgen receptor–binding site is identified within the Foxp3 locus leading to epigenetic changes of histone H4.

  20. Cutting edge: TNFR-shedding by CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells inhibits the induction of inflammatory mediators.

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    Mierlo, G.J. van; Scherer, H.U.; Hameetman, M.; Morgan, M.E.; Flierman, R.; Huizinga, T.W.J.; Toes, R.E.

    2008-01-01

    CD4+CD25+ regulatory T (Treg) cells play an essential role in maintaining tolerance to self and nonself. In several models of T cell-mediated (auto) immunity, Treg cells exert protective effects by the inhibition of pathogenic T cell responses. In addition, Treg cells can modulate T cell-independent

  1. Developmental alterations in the alpha-fetoprotein sugar chain in maternal serum analyzed by lectin affinity electrophoresis.

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    Kawahara N

    1999-06-01

    Full Text Available Our purpose was to investigate developmental alterations of human alpha-fetoprotein (AFP oligosaccharides in maternal serum by lectin affinity electrophoresis and to compare the AFP glycoforms in maternal serum with those in umbilical cord serum and amniotic fluid. AFP glycoforms were separated by affinity electrophoresis with concanavalin A (Con A, lentil lectin (LCA, erythroagglutinating phytohemagglutinin (E-PHA and Allomyrina dichotoma lectin (allo A and detected by sensitive antibody affinity blotting. In maternal serum, increased proportions of Con A-nonreactive AFP (AFP-C1, LCA strongly-reactive AFP (AFP-L3 and E-PHA-reactive AFP (AFP-P4 and AFP-P5 decreased gradually during the early gestational weeks. Allo A-nonreactive AFP (AFP-A1 and asialo-AFP were found only in amniotic fluids during early gestational weeks. The percentages of these glycoforms at full term were almost the same among those body fluids. Since the glycoforms of maternal serum AFP were close to those of umbilical cord serum AFP, lectin-affinity electrophoretic analysis of maternal serum AFP may be useful for evaluating the developmental state of fetus by examining the nature of AFP sugar chain.

  2. Detection and Significance of CD4+CD25+CD127dim Regulatory T Cells in Individuals with Severe Aplastic Anemia

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    Full Text Available Objective: To investigate the relationship between CD4+CD25+CD127dim regulatory T cells (Tregs and immune imbalance in acquired severe aplastic anemia (SAA. Materials and Methods: The quantity of CD4+CD25+CD127dim Tregs in 44 SAA patients and 23 normal controls was measured by flow cytometry. Correlations between Tregs and T cell subsets, dendritic cell (DC subsets, granulocyte counts, and percentage of reticulocytes (RET% were analyzed. Results: The percentage of CD4+CD25+CD127dim Tregs in peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBLs of untreated patients was lower than in recovery patients and normal controls (0.83±0.44% vs. 2.91±1.24% and 2.18±0.55%, respectively, p<0.05. The percentage of CD4+CD25+CD127dim Tregs in CD4+ T lymphocytes of recovery patients was higher than that of untreated patients and normal controls (9.39±3.51% vs. 7.61±5.3% and 6.83±1.4%, respectively, p<0.05. The percentage of CD4+ T lymphocytes in PBLs of untreated patients was lower than in recovery patients and normal controls (13.55±7.37% vs. 31.82±8.43% and 32.12±5.88%, respectively, p<0.05. T cell subset (CD4+/CD8+ ratio was 0.41±0.24 in untreated patients, which was lower than in recovery patients (1.2±0.4 and normal controls (1.11±0.23 (p<0.05. DC subset (myeloid DC/plasmacytoid DC ratio, DC1/DC2 ratio was 3.08±0.72 in untreated patients, which was higher than in recovery patients (1.61±0.49 and normal controls (1.39±0.36 (p<0.05. The percentage of CD4+CD25+CD127dim Tregs in PBLs was positively associated with T cell subset (r=0.955, p<0.01 and negatively associated with DC subset (r=-0.765, p<0.01. There were significant positive correlations between CD4+CD25+CD127dim Tregs/PBL and granulocyte counts and RET% (r=0.739 and r=0.749, respectively, p<0.01. Conclusion: The decrease of CD4+CD25+CD127dim Tregs in SAA patients may cause excessive functioning of T lymphocytes and thus lead to hematopoiesis failure in SAA.

  3. Shen-Qi-Jie-Yu-Fang exerts effects on a rat model of postpartum depression by regulating inflammatory cytokines and CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells

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    Li, Jingya; Zhao, Ruizhen; Li, Xiaoli; Sun, Wenjun; Qu, Miao; Tang, Qisheng; Yang, Xinke; Zhang, Shujing

    2016-01-01

    Background Shen-Qi-Jie-Yu-Fang (SJF) is composed of eight Chinese medicinal herbs. It is widely used in traditional Chinese medicine for treating postpartum depression (PPD). Previous studies have shown that SJF treats PPD through the neuroendocrine mechanism. Aim To further investigate the effect of SJF on the immune system, including the inflammatory response system and CD4+CD25+ regulatory T (Treg) cells. Materials and methods Sprague Dawley rats were used to create an animal model of PPD by inducing hormone-simulated pregnancy followed by hormone withdrawal. After hormone withdrawal, the PPD rats were treated with SJF or fluoxetine for 1, 2, and 4 weeks. Levels of Treg cells in peripheral blood were measured by flow cytometry analysis. Serum interleukin (IL)-1β and IL-6 were evaluated by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, and gene and protein expressions of IL-1RI, IL-6Rα, and gp130 in the hippocampus were observed by reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction and Western blot. Results Serum IL-1β in PPD rats increased at 2 weeks and declined from then on, while serum IL-6 increased at 1, 2, and 4 weeks. Both IL-1β and IL-6 were downregulated by SJF and fluoxetine. Changes in gene and protein expressions of IL-1RI and gp130 in PPD rats were consistent with changes in serum IL-1β, and were able to be regulated by SJF and fluoxetine. The levels of Treg cells were negatively correlated with serum IL-1β and IL-6, and were decreased in PPD rats. The levels of Treg cells were increased by SJF and fluoxetine. Conclusion Dysfunction of proinflammatory cytokines and Tregs in different stages of PPD was attenuated by SJF and fluoxetine through the modulation of serum concentrations of IL-1β and IL-6, expressions of IL-1RI, and gp130 in the hippocampus, and CD4+CD25+ Treg cells in peripheral blood. PMID:27143890

  4. 吸毒人员外周血CD4+CD25+Foxp3调节性T细胞表达%Expression of CD4+CD25+Foxp3 regulatory T cells in the blood of drug abuse population

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    庞惠勇; 葛恒明; 陈晓芹; 刘小林; 李忠典; 张振宇; 张健

    2011-01-01

    Objective:This study was designed to investigate the effect of drug abuse on human immune function by examining the blood CD4+ CD25 + Foxp3 regulatory T cell expression. Methods: Blood samples were collected in 114 different drug taken route and period people. Flow cytometry was employed to examine the expression of CD4 + CD25 + Foxp3 regulatory T cells. Results: The expression of CD4 + CD25 + Foxp3 regulatory T cells was different among different taken route groups (Oral, 49.07% ± 14.88% > intravenous injection, 34.96% ± 13.41% > mixed routes, 26.72% ± 8.49% ). There were significant differences (P<0. 01) between any of the above two groups. We also examined the effect of drug taken period on the expression of CD4+ CD25 + Foxp3 regulatory T cells. For oral taken people, the expression was much lower in the people with taken period longer than 10 years (37. 14% ± 12.29%) compared with those people with shorter drug taken period ( ≤ 10 years) (51.79% ± 10.44%, P < 0. 01 ). For mixed taken route patients, however, the expression increased from 27.06% ± 8.99% in people with ≤ 10 - year drug taken period to 35.47% ± 11.02% in people with > 10 - year drug taken period( P < 0.01 ). There was no significant difference in the intravenous injection group( P >0.05 ). Conclusion: By examining the blood CD4 + CD25 + Foxp3 regulatory T cell expression in the drug abuse population, it was found that different drug taken routes and periods may induce different extents of injury to the body immune function. Our results provide not only an accurate, reliable monitoring index, but also a new approach to examine the immune function in drug abuse population.%目的:探讨外周血CD4+CD25+Foxp3调节性T细胞与吸毒人员机体免疫的关系.方法:采集114名吸毒人员外周血,根据不同吸毒方式和吸毒年限进行分组,应用流式细胞仪检测外周血中CD4+CD25+Foxp3调节性T细胞表达.结果:不同吸毒

  5. CD4~+ CD25~+调节性T细胞对哮喘大鼠气道炎症的影响%The effects of CD4~+ CD25~+ regulatory T cells on the airway inflammation of asthmatic rats

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    薛克营; 王成国; 程立; 杨中卫; 王正艳; 李威; 石明; 唐友勇

    2009-01-01

    目的 观察CD4~+CD25~+调节性T细胞(CD4~+CD25~+Treg)对哮喘大鼠气道炎症的影响.方法 将卵白蛋白(OVA)免疫耐受大鼠CD4+CD25~+Treg细胞过继转移给哮喘大鼠,然后观察支气管肺泡灌洗液(BALF)中细胞计数及分类,ELISA检测BALF中IL-4、IL-5和IFN-γ及血清OVA特异性IgE含量,HE染色观察肺组织的病理改变.结果 与哮喘组比较,过继转移CD4~+CD25~+ Treg细胞后哮喘大鼠BALF中细胞总数、中性粒细胞和淋巴细胞百分率降低(P<0.05),嗜酸性粒细胞(Eos)百分率明显降低(P<0.01);BALF中IL-4和IL-5含量明显降低,IFN-γ含量明显升高,血清OVA特异性IgE含量明显降低(P<0.05);气道炎症明显减轻.结论 过继转移OVA免疫耐受大鼠CD4~+CD25~+ Treg细胞可以明显抑制哮喘的慢性气道炎症.%Objective To observe the effects of CD4~+ CD25~+ regulatory T cells ( CD4~+ CD25~+ Treg) on the airway inflammation of asthmatic rats. Methods CD4~+ CD25~+ Treg of OVA- immune tolerance rats were transferred to asthmatic rats. Then bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) was collected, and cytology study was conducted. The IL-4, IL-5, IFN-γ and OVA-specific serum IgE level in BALF were determined by ELISA. The lung tissue was obtained, and histologieal analysis was done through H. E. Results Total cells number, the percentage of lymphocytes and neutrophils in BALF, the IL-4 and IL-5 BALF levels and the OVA-specific serum IgE level of adoptive transfer group were decreased ( P < 0.05 ) , and the percentage of eosinophils ( Eos) was significantly lower than that of asthma group ( P < 0.01) , while its BALF IFN-γ level was higher than that of asthma group( P <0. 05). Compared with that of asthma group, peribronchiole inflammatory of treated group was alleviated. Conclusion CD4 ~+ CD25~+ Treg of OVA- immune tolerance rats transferred to asthmatic rats can significantly alleviate the airway inflammation of asthmatic rats.

  6. Immunology Mechanism of CD4+ CD25 T Regulatory Cells Acting on Effector T Cells

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    FENGNing-han; WUHong-fei; WUJun; ZHANGWei; SUIYuan-gen; HEHou-guang; ZHANGChun-lei; ZHENGJun-song

    2004-01-01

    Objective: To detect the inhibiting co-stimulating molecule CTLA4 and cytokines secreted by Treg cells, and explore the immunology mechanism of T regulatory cells acting on effector T cells in co-cultured system(CCS) and separating-cultured system(SCS). Methods: Detecting the percentage of CTLA4 and CD28 expressed on the Treg ceils and effector T ceils, and then adding Treg cells to mixed lymphocyte reaction(MLR) system in CCS and TransWeil Milliceil-PCF SCS, at the same time, adding or not adding anti-IL-10 or anti-TGF.II1 to the reacting systems, examining the inhibitory capacity of Treg ceils exerting on the MLR. Results: Compared with effector T cells, Treg cells expressed higher level CTLA4 and secreted much more IL-10 and TGF-β(P<0.01). The inhibitory capacity of Treg cells co-cultured with effector T ceils is much stronger than that in separating cultured group(P<0.01). Moreover, the inhibiting rate of Treg ceils exerting on effector T ceils through secretin_g IL-10 was more powerful than that through secreting TGF-β1 (P<0.01). Coaclusion: Both ceil-to-ceil contact and cytokines secretion mechanisms are involved in CD4+ CD25+ Treg ceils operating function. However, the former is more important. Intresfingly, we for the first time pointfound that IL-10 plays more powerful roles than TGF-β1 in the cytokines secretion mechanism.

  7. A homozygous nonsense mutation in the alpha 3 chain gene of laminin 5 (LAMA3) in Herlitz junctional epidermolysis bullosa: prenatal exclusion in a fetus at risk.

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    McGrath, J A; Kivirikko, S; Ciatti, S; Moss, C; Dunnill, G S; Eady, R A; Rodeck, C H; Christiano, A M; Uitto, J

    1995-09-01

    Mutations in the three genes (LAMA3, LAMB3, and LAMC2) that encode the three chains (alpha 3, beta 3, and gamma 2, respectively) of laminin 5, a protein involved in epidermal-dermal adhesion, have been established as the genetic basis for the inherited blistering skin disorder, Herlitz junctional epidermolysis bullosa (H-JEB). In this study, we performed mutational analysis on genomic DNA from a child with H-JEB and identified a nonsense mutation in the alpha 3 chain gene (LAMA3) consisting of a homozygous C-to-T transition resulting in a premature termination codon (CGA-->TGA) on both alleles. The parents were shown to be heterozygous carriers of the same mutation. Direct mutation analysis was used to perform DNA-based prenatal diagnosis from a chorionic villus biopsy at 10 weeks' gestation in a subsequent pregnancy. The fetus was predicted to be genotypically normal with respect to the LAMA3 mutation. PMID:8530087

  8. The interleukin-3 receptor alpha chain is a unique marker for human acute myelogenous leukemia stem cells.

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    Jordan, C T; Upchurch, D; Szilvassy, S J; Guzman, M L; Howard, D S; Pettigrew, A L; Meyerrose, T; Rossi, R; Grimes, B; Rizzieri, D A; Luger, S M; Phillips, G L

    2000-10-01

    Recent studies suggest that the population of malignant cells found in human acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) arises from a rare population of leukemic stem cells (LSCs). LSCs have been documented for nearly all AML subtypes and have been phenotypically described as CD34+/CD38- or CD34+/HLA-DR-. Given the potentially critical role of these primitive cells in perpetuating leukemic disease, we sought to further investigate their molecular and cellular characteristics. Flow cytometric studies using primary AML tissue showed that the interleukin-3 receptor alpha chain (IL-3Ralpha or CD123) was strongly expressed in CD34+/CD38- cells (98 +/- 2% positive) from 16 of 18 primary specimens. Conversely, normal bone marrow derived CD34+/CD38- cells showed virtually no detectable expression of the CD123 antigen. To assess the functional role of IL-3Ralpha positive cells, purified CD34+/CD123+ leukemia cells were transplanted into immune deficient NOD/SCID mice. These experiments showed that CD123+ cells were competent to establish and maintain leukemic populations in vivo. To begin to elucidate a biological role for CD123 in leukemia, primary AML samples were analyzed with respect to signal transduction activity in the MAPK, Akt, and Stat5 pathways. Phosphorylation was not detected in response to IL-3 stimulation, thereby suggesting CD123 is not active in conventional IL-3-mediated signaling. Collectively, these data indicate that CD123 represents a unique marker for primitive leukemic stem cells. Given the strong expression of this receptor on LSCs, we propose that targeting of CD123 may be a promising strategy for the preferential ablation of AML cells. PMID:11021753

  9. Prognostic value of CD25 expression on lymphocytes and tumor cells in squamous-cell carcinoma of the head and neck

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    Loose, David; Signore, Alberto; Bonanno, Elena; Vermeersch, Hubert; Dierckx, Rudi; Deron, Philippe; Van de Wiele, Christophe

    2008-01-01

    CD4(+)CD25(+) T-cells play a central role in initiating and maintaining anticancer immune response. On the other hand, CD25(+) is also expressed on tumor cells, the meaning of which is currently unclear. Therefore, this study was designed to determine the prognostic value of the presence of CD4(+)CD

  10. Analysis of CD4+CD25+ Regulatory T Cells and Foxp3 mRNA in the Peripheral Blood of Patients with Asthma

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    XUE Keying; ZHOU Yongming; XIONG Shengdao; XIONG Weining; TANG Tao

    2007-01-01

    The changes of CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells (CD4+CD25+ Treg) and Foxp3 mRNA in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from patients with asthma were investigated in order to elucidate the possible roles of CD4+CD25+ Treg in the development of asthma. The peripheral blood samples were collected from 29 healthy controls (normal control group) and 78 patients with asthma which included 30 patients in exacerbation group, 25 patients in persistent group, and 23 patients in remission group. By using flow cytometry and RT-PCR, the CD4+CD25+ Treg ratio and Foxp3 mRNA in PBMCs were detected. The CD4+CD25+ Treg ratio and Foxp3 mRNA in PBMCs of exacerbation and persistent groups were lower than that of remission and normal control groups (P<0.05). Although the CD4+CD25+ Treg ratio and Foxp3 mRNA of remission group were also lower than that of normal control group, there was no significant difference between them (P>0.05). As compared with persistent group, exacerbation group had lower CD4+CD25+ Treg ratio and Foxp3 mRNA (P<0.05). It was indicated that the decrease of CD4+CD25+Treg ratio and its function in PBMCs may be responsible for pathogenesis of asthma.

  11. The properties of the single chicken MHC classical class II alpha chain ( B-LA) gene indicate an ancient origin for the DR/E-like isotype of class II molecules

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    Salomonsen, Jan; Marston, Denise; Avila, David;

    2003-01-01

    significantly in the peptide-binding alpha(1) domain. The cDNA and genomic DNA sequences from chickens of diverse origins show few alleles, which differ in only four nucleotides and one amino acid. In contrast, significant restriction fragment length polymorphism is detected by Southern blot analysis of genomic...... DNA, suggesting considerable diversity around the gene. Analysis of a large back-cross family indicates that the class II alpha chain locus ( B-LA) is located roughly 5.6 cM from the MHC locus, which encodes the classical class II beta chains. Thus the chicken class II alpha chain gene is like the...

  12. Allergen-responsive CD4+CD25+ Regulatory T Cells in Children who Have Outgrown Cow's Milk Allergy

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    Karlsson, Malin R.; Rugtveit, Jarle; Brandtzaeg, Per

    2004-01-01

    Cow's milk allergy in children is often of short duration, which makes this disorder an interesting clinical model for studies of tolerance to dietary antigens. Here, we studied T cell responses in 21 initially allergic children who, after a milk-free period of >2 mo, had cow's milk reintroduced to their diet. Children who outgrew their allergy (tolerant children) had higher frequencies of circulating CD4+CD25+ T cells and decreased in vitro proliferative responses to bovine β-lactoglobulin i...

  13. Anticancer immunotherapy by CTLA-4 blockade: obligatory contribution of IL-2 receptors and negative prognostic impact of soluble CD25.

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    Hannani, Dalil; Vétizou, Marie; Enot, David; Rusakiewicz, Sylvie; Chaput, Nathalie; Klatzmann, David; Desbois, Melanie; Jacquelot, Nicolas; Vimond, Nadège; Chouaib, Salem; Mateus, Christine; Allison, James P; Ribas, Antoni; Wolchok, Jedd D; Yuan, Jianda; Wong, Philip; Postow, Michael; Mackiewicz, Andrzej; Mackiewicz, Jacek; Schadendorff, Dirk; Jaeger, Dirk; Zörnig, Inka; Hassel, Jessica; Korman, Alan J; Bahjat, Keith; Maio, Michele; Calabro, Luana; Teng, Michele Wl; Smyth, Mark J; Eggermont, Alexander; Robert, Caroline; Kroemer, Guido; Zitvogel, Laurence

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    The cytotoxic T lymphocyte antigen-4 (CTLA-4)-blocking antibody ipilimumab induces immune-mediated long-term control of metastatic melanoma in a fraction of patients. Although ipilimumab undoubtedly exerts its therapeutic effects via immunostimulation, thus far clinically useful, immunologically relevant biomarkers that predict treatment efficiency have been elusive. Here, we show that neutralization of IL-2 or blocking the α and β subunits of the IL-2 receptor (CD25 and CD122, respectively) abolished the antitumor effects and the accompanying improvement of the ratio of intratumoral T effector versus regulatory cells (Tregs), which were otherwise induced by CTLA-4 blockade in preclinical mouse models. CTLA-4 blockade led to the reduction of a suppressive CD4(+) T cell subset expressing Lag3, ICOS, IL-10 and Egr2 with a concomitant rise in IL-2-producing effector cells that lost FoxP3 expression and accumulated in regressing tumors. While recombinant IL-2 improved the therapeutic efficacy of CTLA-4 blockade, the decoy IL-2 receptor α (IL-2Rα, sCD25) inhibited the anticancer effects of CTLA-4 blockade. In 262 metastatic melanoma patients receiving ipilimumab, baseline serum concentrations of sCD25 represented an independent indicator of overall survival, with high levels predicting resistance to therapy. Altogether, these results unravel a role for IL-2 and IL-2 receptors in the anticancer activity of CTLA-4 blockade. Importantly, our study provides the first immunologically relevant biomarker, namely elevated serum sCD25, that predicts resistance to CTLA-4 blockade in patients with melanoma. PMID:25582080

  14. Inhibition of CD4+CD25+ regulatory T-cell function by calcineurin-dependent interleukin-2 production

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    Zeiser, Robert; Nguyen, Vu H; Beilhack, Andreas; Buess, Martin; Schulz, Stephan; Baker, Jeanette; Contag, Christopher H.; Negrin, Robert S.

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    CD4+CD25+ regulatory T (Treg) cells control immunologic tolerance and antitumor immune responses. Therefore, in vivo modification of Treg function by immunosuppressant drugs has broad implications for transplantation biology, autoimmunity, and vaccination strategies. In vivo bioluminescence imaging demonstrated reduced early proliferation of donor-derived luciferase-labeled conventional T cells in animals treated with Treg cells after major histocompatibility complex mismatch bone marrow tran...

  15. 肥大细胞体外诱生CD4~+CD25~+Foxp3~+调节性T细胞的作用%Mast cells induce CD4~+CD25~+Foxp3~+ regulatory T cells in vitro

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    张维娜; 周巧丹; 雒真龙; 陈忠华; 吴轲; 周鸿敏; 何文涛; 高英; 汪理; 林星光; 方泽民; 蔡兰军

    2009-01-01

    探索小鼠骨髓源性肥大细胞能否在体外诱生CD4~+CD25~+Foxp3~+调节性T细胞.从小鼠股骨获取骨髓细胞,加入完全RPMI 1640培养基(含IL-3和SCF各10 ng/m1)诱导4周.用甲苯胺蓝染色法观察肥大细胞异染颗粒;流式检测CD117和FcεRIα双阳性细胞比例.将肥大细胞与同基因来源的T细胞按不同比例(1,2、1:1、2:1)置于48孔培养板中培养,作为三个实验组;未加肥大细胞的单独T细胞组作对照组.四个组均加入CD3抗体和CD28抗体各2μg/ml,IL-2 1 000U/ml,5 d后流式检测Foxp3表达情况.RT-PCR,免疫组化法检测肥大细胞中TGF-β1的表达.与对照组相比,实验组Foxp3表达均升高(对照组:3.37%±0.40%;实验组为:8.23%±0.80%、10.87%±1.25%、13.63%±0.55%).RT-PCR和免疫组化均检出TGF-β1表达.肥大细胞能在体外诱导T细胞转化为CD4~+CD25~+Foxp3~+调节性T细胞,可能与肥大细胞表达TGF-β1有关.%To detect whether mouse mast cells can induce CD4~+ CD25~+ Foxp3+ regulatory T cells (Treg) in vitro. Bone marrow cells obtained from C57BL/6 (H-2b) mice were cultured with IL-3 (10 ng/ml) and SCF (10 ng/ml) for 4 weeks. The purity of bone marrow mast cells (BMMCs) was tested by flow cytometry. The expression of TGF-β1 in BMMCs was tested by RT-PCR and immunohistochemistry. Then the BMMCs were co-cultured with T cells of C57BL/6 mice at 1 : 2, 1 : 1 and 2 : 1 ratios in the presence of anti-CD3 antibody(2μg/ml), anti-CD28 antibody(2μg/ml) and IL-2 (1 000 U/ml). The percentages of CD4~+ CD25~+ Foxp3+ T cells in the co-cultured system were compared among different groups by flow cytometry on day 5. It was found that the percentages of CD4~+ CD25~+ Foxp3+ cells were significantly higher in the ratio of BMMC/T 2 : 1 group(13.63 ± 0.55%), the 1 : 1 group(10.87% ± 1.25%)and 1 : 2 group(8. 23% ± 0.80%) than in the control group(3.37% ± 0.40%). The expression of TGF-β1 was determined in the mouse BMMCs by RT-PCR and immunohistochemistry. Our find

  16. Seasonal influences of winter and summer on CD4+CD25+Treg in SD rats of RA kidney deficiency%冬夏季节肾虚型痹证大鼠CD4+CD25+Treg表达变化

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    张淼; 王彤; 陈怀民; 陈彦钦; 邓杨春

    2013-01-01

    目的:以中医学“天人相应”的整体调控思想为指导,以“肾应冬”为切入点,从褪黑素高位调节的角度,通过动物实验探讨肾虚型痹证CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞(Treg)表达的变化.方法:采用胶原诱导的关节炎(CIA)大鼠模型,以冬至、夏至两个时间点,测定各组大鼠血清中CD4+CD25+ Treg/CD4+ Treg变化.结果:与正常组大鼠相比,CIA模型组、手术组及伪手术组CD4+CD25+Treg/CD4+Treg水平均明显降低,并且差异具有统计学意义(P<0.05,P<0.01).说明痹证可导致Treg水平降低.在季节性比较中,冬季正常组、CIA模型组及伪手术组大鼠Treg水平明显低于夏季组,且差异具有统计学意义(P<0.05,P<0.01).结论:Treg水平的改变具有自然节律性,人体冬天的免疫能力低于夏天,正与冬季阳气藏于内的中医理论相一致.%Objective:From the Chinese medicine point of view,man and nature should be in correspondence.Following its overall regulation as guidance and putting‘kidney should be winter'as an entry point,the essay investigates the relationship between RA (a Chinese medicine category) Kidney deficiency CD4+CD25+ Treg and the season changes through animal experiments.Methods:Adopting collagen Ⅱ-induced arthritis,CIA rat model which was the closest to the human RA clinical features,in the Winter Solstice and Summer solstice,the observation on the arthritis index of each rats group and the level change evaluationfor the CD4+ CD25+ Treg/CD4+ Treg.Results:Compared with normal group rat,the CD4+CD25+ Treg/CD4+Treg level of the model of rheumatoid arthritis,CIA group,operation group,and the sham-operation group was significantly decreased and the difference had statistics significance (P<0.05,P<0.01).It proved that RA could lead to the decrease of the treg level.In the season comparison,the treg level of the winter normal group,the model of rheumatoid arthritis,CIA group and the sham operation group was lower than the summer

  17. B cell–deficient NOD.H-2h4 mice have CD4+CD25+ T regulatory cells that inhibit the development of spontaneous autoimmune thyroiditis

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    Yu, Shiguang; Maiti, Prasanta K; Dyson, Melissa; Jain, Renu; Braley-Mullen, Helen

    2006-01-01

    Wild-type (WT) NOD.H-2h4 mice develop spontaneous autoimmune thyroiditis (SAT) when given 0.05% NaI in their drinking water, whereas B cell–deficient NOD.H-2h4 mice are SAT resistant. To test the hypothesis that resistance of B cell–deficient mice to SAT was due to the activity of regulatory CD4+CD25+ T (T reg) cells activated if autoantigen was initially presented on non–B cells, CD25+ T reg cells were transiently depleted in vivo using anti-CD25. B cell–deficient NOD.H-2h4 mice given three ...

  18. Characterization of Protective Human CD4+CD25+ FOXP3+ Regulatory T Cells Generated with IL-2, TGF-β and Retinoic Acid

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    Lu, Ling; Zhou, Xiaohui; Wang, Julie; Zheng, Song Guo; Horwitz, David A.

    2010-01-01

    Background Protective CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells bearing the Forkhead Foxp3 transcription factor can now be divided into three subsets: Endogenous thymus-derived cells, those induced in the periphery, and another subset induced ex-vivo with pharmacological amounts of IL-2 and TGF-β. Unfortunately, endogenous CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells are unstable and can be converted to effector cells by pro-inflammatory cytokines. Although protective Foxp3+CD4+CD25+ cells resistant to proinflammatory cy...

  19. Detection and significance of CD4+ CD25+ CD127low/-Treg cells in patients with SLE%系统性红斑狼疮患者外周血CD4+CD25+CD127low/-调节性T细胞的检测及意义

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    韦月梅; 邹洪才; 崔俊; 孔建忠; 田安国; 葛建英

    2013-01-01

    Objective To investigate the feasibility of application of CD4+ CD25+ CD127low/- as an Treg cells new marker in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Methods The proportions of CD4+CD25+CD127low-/and CD4+CD25+ FoxP3+Treg cells in peripheral blood of SLE patients(group A) and healthy people(group B) were determined by flow cytometry. The correlation between CD4+ CD25+ CD127low/- Treg cells and CD4+ CD25+ FoxP3+ Treg cells was analyzed. Results The proportions of CD4+CD25+CD127low/- Treg cells and CD4+ CD25+ FoxP3+Treg cells in group A were significantly lower than those in group B [(3. 31 + 0. 82)% and (2. 28 + 0. 47)% vs. (6. 07 + 1. 59)% and (5. 01 + 1. 09)%](P<0. 01). The proportion of CD4+ CD25+ CD127 low/- Treg cells was positively correlated to that of CD4+ CD25+ FoxP3+ T cells in both groups(r=0. 713 and r=0. 709, P<0. 01). Conclusion The surface marker CD4+ CD25+ CD127low/- can be used to identify Treg cells. The decreases of CD4+CD25+CD127low/- Treg cells may play an important role in the pathogenesis of SLE.%目的 探讨用膜表面标志CD4+ CD25+ CD127low/-作为检测调节性T(Treg)细胞标记的可行性,并探讨其在系统性红斑狼疮(SLE)中的临床意义.方法 用流式细胞术检测SLE组及健康对照组外周血CD4+ CD25+ CD127low/-Treg细胞及CD4+ CD25+ FoxP3+ Treg细胞的比例,并分析两组CD4+ CD25+ CD127low/-Treg细胞与CD4+ CD25+ FoxP3+ Treg细胞比例之间的相关性.结果 SLE组外周血CD4+ CD25+ CD127low/-Treg细胞比例为(3.31±0.82)%CD4+ CD25+ FoxP3+ Treg细胞比例为(2.28±0.47)%,均显著低于健康对照组的(6.07±1.59)%和(5.01±1.09)%(P<0.01).SLE组及健康对照组外周血CD4+ CD25+ CD127low/-Treg细胞比例与CD4+ CD25+FoxP3+ Treg细胞比例之间呈显著正相关(r=0.713、r=0.709,P<0.01).结论 膜表面标志CD4+ CD25+ CD127low/-可以用来鉴定Treg细胞;SLE患者外周血CD4+ CD25+ CD127low/-Treg细胞的显著减少可能与SLE的发病有关.

  20. Real-time operating mode with DSSSD detector to search for short correlation ER-alpha chains

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    Tsyganov, Yury

    2015-01-01

    Real-time PC based algorithm is developed for DSSSD detector. Complete fusion nuclear reaction natYb+48Ca->217Th is used to test this algorithm at 48Ca beam. Example of successful application of a former algorithm for resistive strip PIPS detector in 249Bk+48Ca nuclear reaction is presented too. Case of alpha-alpha correlations is also under brief consideration.

  1. CD4+CD25+Foxp3+调节性T细胞与自身免疫性疾病%Expression and function of CD4 + CD25 + Foxp3 + in autoimmune diseases

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    王露; 张政

    2012-01-01

    自身免疫性疾病系由于机体免疫系统失衡,产生针对自身组织的免疫应答并导致自身组织、器官损害的一类疾病.调节性T淋巴细胞(regulatory T cell,Treg)具有免疫应答低下和免疫抑制特性,在维持机体免疫耐受和免疫应答稳态方面具有非常重要的作用,Treg的异常与多种自身免疫性疾病有关[1].Foxp3特异性表达于CD4+ CD25+ Treg细胞,与其发育、成熟以及抑制功能关系密切.但是目前关于该转录因子的表达调控机制却不清楚.本文拟就CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3 Treg细胞的研究进展及与多种自身免疫性疾病的关系作一综述.%Autoimmune Diseases are disorders caused by immune reactions against self - organs, as results of pathological imbalance of the immune system. New evidences indicates that regulatory T cells (Treg), characterized by immune annergy and immune suppression, have play critical roles in containing immune tolerance, immune response, and homeostasis. The expression of Foxp3, mainly in Treg cells, is thought to be the major factors determining the immune regulative function of Treg. However, F0XP3 regulation is poorly understood. In this article, we reviewed the recent progresses in researches of CD4 + CD25 + Foxp3 + Treg and its role in some autoimmune disease.

  2. Expansion of CD4(+ CD25(+ and CD25(- T-Bet, GATA-3, Foxp3 and RORγt cells in allergic inflammation, local lung distribution and chemokine gene expression.

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    Full Text Available Allergic asthma is associated with airway eosinophilia, which is regulated by different T-effector cells. T cells express transcription factors T-bet, GATA-3, RORγt and Foxp3, representing Th1, Th2, Th17 and Treg cells respectively. No study has directly determined the relative presence of each of these T cell subsets concomitantly in a model of allergic airway inflammation. In this study we determined the degree of expansion of these T cell subsets, in the lungs of allergen challenged mice. Cell proliferation was determined by incorporation of 5-bromo-2'-deoxyuridine (BrdU together with 7-aminoactnomycin (7-AAD. The immunohistochemical localisation of T cells in the lung microenvironments was also quantified. Local expression of cytokines, chemokines and receptor genes was measured using real-time RT-PCR array analysis in tissue sections isolated by laser microdissection and pressure catapulting technology. Allergen exposure increased the numbers of T-bet(+, GATA-3(+, RORγt(+ and Foxp3(+ cells in CD4(+CD25(+ and CD4(+CD25(- T cells, with the greatest expansion of GATA-3(+ cells. The majority of CD4(+CD25(+ T-bet(+, GATA-3(+, RORγt(+ and Foxp3(+ cells had incorporated BrdU and underwent proliferation during allergen exposure. Allergen exposure led to the accumulation of T-bet(+, GATA-3(+ and Foxp3(+ cells in peribronchial and alveolar tissue, GATA-3(+ and Foxp3(+ cells in perivascular tissue, and RORγt(+ cells in alveolar tissue. A total of 28 cytokines, chemokines and receptor genes were altered more than 3 fold upon allergen exposure, with expression of half of the genes claimed in all three microenvironments. Our study shows that allergen exposure affects all T effector cells in lung, with a dominant of Th2 cells, but with different local cell distribution, probably due to a distinguished local inflammatory milieu.

  3. Single-cell TCRseq: paired recovery of entire T-cell alpha and beta chain transcripts in T-cell receptors from single-cell RNAseq.

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    Redmond, David; Poran, Asaf; Elemento, Olivier

    2016-01-01

    Accurate characterization of the repertoire of the T-cell receptor (TCR) alpha and beta chains is critical to understanding adaptive immunity. Such characterization has many applications across such fields as vaccine development and response, clone-tracking in cancer, and immunotherapy. Here we present a new methodology called single-cell TCRseq (scTCRseq) for the identification and assembly of full-length rearranged V(D)J T-cell receptor sequences from paired-end single-cell RNA sequencing reads. The method allows accurate identification of the V(D)J rearrangements for each individual T-cell and has the novel ability to recover paired alpha and beta segments. Source code is available at https://github.com/ElementoLab/scTCRseq . PMID:27460926

  4. Shen-Qi-Jie-Yu-Fang exerts effects on a rat model of postpartum depression by regulating inflammatory cytokines and CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells

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    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Jingya Li,1,* Ruizhen Zhao,1,* Xiaoli Li,1 Wenjun Sun,1 Miao Qu,1 Qisheng Tang,1 Xinke Yang,1 Shujing Zhang2 1Third Affiliated Hospital, 2School of Basic Medical Sciences, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing, People’s Republic of China *These authors contributed equally to this work Background: Shen-Qi-Jie-Yu-Fang (SJF is composed of eight Chinese medicinal herbs. It is widely used in traditional Chinese medicine for treating postpartum depression (PPD. Previous studies have shown that SJF treats PPD through the neuroendocrine mechanism. Aim: To further investigate the effect of SJF on the immune system, including the inflammatory response system and CD4+CD25+ regulatory T (Treg cells. Materials and methods: Sprague Dawley rats were used to create an animal model of PPD by inducing hormone-simulated pregnancy followed by hormone withdrawal. After hormone withdrawal, the PPD rats were treated with SJF or fluoxetine for 1, 2, and 4 weeks. Levels of Treg cells in peripheral blood were measured by flow cytometry analysis. Serum interleukin (IL-1β and IL-6 were evaluated by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, and gene and protein expressions of IL-1RI, IL-6Rα, and gp130 in the hippocampus were observed by reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction and Western blot. Results: Serum IL-1β in PPD rats increased at 2 weeks and declined from then on, while serum IL-6 increased at 1, 2, and 4 weeks. Both IL-1β and IL-6 were downregulated by SJF and fluoxetine. Changes in gene and protein expressions of IL-1RI and gp130 in PPD rats were consistent with changes in serum IL-1β, and were able to be regulated by SJF and fluoxetine. The levels of Treg cells were negatively correlated with serum IL-1β and IL-6, and were decreased in PPD rats. The levels of Treg cells were increased by SJF and fluoxetine. Conclusion: Dysfunction of proinflammatory cytokines and Tregs in different stages of PPD was attenuated by SJF and fluoxetine through

  5. BgII reveals two polymorphic sites in the human inter-alpha-trypsin inhibitor heavy chain gene ITI H2

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    Leveillard, T.; Diarra-Mehrpour, M.; Salier, J.P.; Sesbouee, R.; Bourguignon, J.; Martin, J.P. (Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale, St. Etienne Rouvray (France))

    1990-01-25

    The 0.8 kb EcoRI/BamHI fragment of lambda HuHITI-9 (1) used as probe codes for human heavy chain H2 of the inter-alpha-trypsin inhibitor. BgII (GCCN4/NGGC) identifies a three allele polymorphism with DNA fragments at 20.0 kb (A) or 11.0 kb (B) or 16.5 kb and 3.5 kb (C). The ITIH2 gene has been mapped to 10p15 by in situ hybridization. Co-dominant segregation was found for each polymorphism in one informative family.

  6. The clinicopathological features of three babies with osteogenesis imperfecta resulting from the substitution of glycine by valine in the pro alpha 1 (I) chain of type I procollagen.

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    Cole, W G; Patterson, E; Bonadio, J; Campbell, P E; Fortune, D. W.

    1992-01-01

    The features of three babies with perinatal lethal osteogenesis imperfecta (OI II) resulting from substitutions of glycine by valine in the triple helical domain of the alpha 1(I) chain of type I collagen were studied. The babies were heterozygous for this substitution at residue 1006 in case 1 (OI35), 973 in case 2 (OI59), and 256 in case 3 (OI7B). OI35 had the most severe clinical form, OI IIC, with premature rupture of membranes, severe antepartum haemorrhage, stillbirth, severe short limb...

  7. CD4+ CD25+调节性T细胞及其分子标记物与支气管哮喘

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    马祥; 毛辉; 梁宗安

    2009-01-01

    CD4+ CD25+调节性T细胞是一类以免疫抑制和免疫无能为特征的淋巴细胞群,FOXP3是CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞一个特征性的分子标志物,并且对CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞的发育、外周表达和功能维持有着关键性的作用.近年来,多项研究显示CD4+ CD25+调节性T细胞参与并影响了支气管哮喘的发生、发展过程,对调节性T细胞或其相关基因的干预也许会成为支气管哮喘治疗的新方向.

  8. T cells that cannot respond to TGF-β escape control by CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells

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    Fahlén, Linda; Read, Simon; Gorelik, Leonid; Hurst, Stephen D.; Coffman, Robert L.; Flavell, Richard A.; Powrie, Fiona

    2005-01-01

    CD4+CD25+ regulatory T (T reg) cells play a pivotal role in control of the immune response. Transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) has been shown to be required for T reg cell activity; however, precisely how it is involved in the mechanism of suppression is poorly understood. Using the T cell transfer model of colitis, we show here that CD4+CD45RBhigh T cells that express a dominant negative TGF-β receptor type II (dnTβRII) and therefore cannot respond to TGF-β, escape control by T reg cells i...

  9. CTLA-4 is Required by CD4+CD25+ Treg to Control CD4+ T Cell Lymphopenia-Induced Proliferation

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    Sojka, Dorothy K.; Hughson, Angela; Fowell, Deborah J.

    2009-01-01

    CTLA-4 is constitutively expressed by CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ regulatory T cells (Treg) but its precise role in Treg function is not clear. Although blockade of CTLA-4 interferes with Treg function, studies using CTLA-4 deficient Treg have failed to reveal an essential requirement for CTLA-4 in Treg suppression in vivo. Conditional deletion of CTLA-4 in Foxp3+ T cells disrupts immune homeostasis in vivo but the immune processes disrupted by CTLA-4 deletion have not been determined. We demonstrate tha...

  10. Ribavirin Does Not Impair the Suppressive Activity of Foxp3+CD4+CD25+ Regulatory T Cells

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    Lee, Jeewon; CHOI, YOON SEOK; Shin, Eui-Cheol

    2013-01-01

    Ribavirin is an antiviral drug used in combination with pegylated interferon-α (IFN-α) for the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Recently, ribavirin was reported to inhibit the suppressive activity of regulatory T (Treg) cells. In the present study, we re-evaluated the effect of ribavirin on Foxp3+CD4+CD25+ Treg cells from normal donors. First, we examined the expression of CTLA-4 and CD39, which are known to play a role in the suppressive function of Treg cells. We found that r...

  11. Essential role for interleukin-2 for CD4+CD25+ T regulatory cell development during the neonatal period

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    Bayer, Allison L.; Yu, Aixin; Adeegbe, Dennis; Malek, Thomas R.

    2005-01-01

    Although many aspects of CD4+CD25+ T regulatory (Treg) cell development remain largely unknown, signaling through the IL-2R represents one feature for the production of Treg cells. Therefore, the present study was undertaken to further define early developmental steps in the production of Treg cells, including a more precise view on the role of interleukin (IL)-2 in this process. After adoptive transfer of wild-type Treg cells into neonatal IL-2Rβ−/− mice, only a small fraction of donor Treg ...

  12. Distinct roles of CTLA-4 and TGF-b in CD4+ CD25+ regulatory T cell function

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    Tang, Qizhi Z; Bluestone, Jeffrey A.

    2004-01-01

    Both CTLA-4 and TGF- have been implicated in suppression by CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells (Treg). In this study, the relationship between CTLA-4 and TGF- in Treg function was examined. Blocking CTLA-4 on wild-type Treg abrogated their suppressive activity in vitro, whereas neutralizing TGF- had no effect, supporting a TGF--independent role for CTLA-4 in Treg-mediated suppression in vitro. In CTLA-4-deficient mice, Treg development and homeostasis was normal. Moreover, Treg from CTLA-4-deficien...

  13. Downregulation of CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells may underlie enhanced Th1 immunity caused by immunization with activated autologous T cells

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    Qi Cao; Dangsheng Li; Ningli Li; Li Wang; Fang Du; Huiming Sheng; Yan Zhang; Juanjuan Wu; Baihua Shen; Tianwei Shen; Jingwu Zhang

    2007-01-01

    Regulatory T cells (Treg) play important roles in immune system homeostasis, and may also be involved in tumor immunotolerance by suppressing Thl immune response which is involved in anti-tumor immunity. We have previously reported that immunization with attenuated activated autologous T cells leads to enhanced anti-tumor immunity and upregulated Thl responses in vivo. However, the underlying molecular mechanisms are not well understood. Here we show that Treg function was significantly downregulated in mice that received immunization of attenuated activated autologous T cells. We found that Foxp3 expression decreased in CD4+CD25+ T cells from the immunized mice. Moreover, CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ Treg obtained from immunized mice exhibited diminished immunosuppression ability compared to those from naive mice. Further analysis showed that the serum of immunized mice contains a high level of anti-CD25 antibody (about 30 ng/ml,/K0.01 vs controls). Consistent with a role of anti-CD25 response in the down-regulation of Treg, adoptive transfer of serum from immunized mice to naive mice led to a significant decrease in Treg population and function in recipient mice. The triggering of anti-CD25 response in immunized mice can be explained by the fact that CD25 was induced to a high level in the ConA activated autologous T cells used for immunization. Our results demonstrate for the first time that immunization with attenuated activated autologous T cells evokes anti-CD25 antibody production, which leads to impeded CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ Treg expansion and function in vivo. We suggest that dampened Treg function likely contributes to enhanced Thl response in immunized mice and is at least part of the mechanism underlying the boosted anti-tumor immunity.

  14. 银屑病患者外周血CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞水平的研究

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    陈丽芳; 陈小敏; 杨秀丽; 史维平; 秦小卫; 郝树媛

    2007-01-01

    调节性T细胞(regulatory T cell,Treg)是一组具有免疫调节功能的T细胞亚群.对于维持机体内环境的稳定有着重要的作用。根据CD4+CD25+Treg来源的不同将其分为固有CD4+CD25+Treg和适应性CD4+CD25+Treg。固有CD4+CD25+Treg是由胸腺T细胞自然分化发育而来的一个主要Treg亚群,而适应性CD4+CD25+Treg是在特定的免疫环境中,经抗原刺激后成熟的T细胞。我们测定银屑病患者外周血中CD4+CD25+Treg,分析研究其与银屑病的相关性。

  15. A homozygous nonsense mutation in the alpha 3 chain gene of laminin 5 (LAMA3) in lethal (Herlitz) junctional epidermolysis bullosa.

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    Kivirikko, S; McGrath, J A; Baudoin, C; Aberdam, D; Ciatti, S; Dunnill, M G; McMillan, J R; Eady, R A; Ortonne, J P; Meneguzzi, G

    1995-05-01

    The inherited mechanobullous disorder, junctional epidermolysis bullosa (JEB), is characterized by extensive blistering and erosions of the skin and mucous membranes. The diagnostic hallmarks of JEB include ultrastructural abnormalities in the hemidesmosomes of the cutaneous basement membrane zone, as well as an absence of staining with antibodies against the anchoring filament protein, laminin 5. Therefore, the three genes encoding alpha 3, beta 3 and gamma 2 chains of laminin 5, known as LAMA3, LAMB3 and LAMC2, are candidate genes for JEB. We have previously demonstrated mutations in the LAMB3 and LAMC2 genes in several families with JEB. We initiated mutation analysis from an affected child by PCR amplification of individual LAMA3 exons, followed by heteroduplex analysis. Nucleotide sequencing of heteroduplexes identified a homozygous nonsense mutation within domain I/II of the alpha 3 chain. These findings provide the first evidence that nonsense mutations within the LAMA3 gene are also involved in the pathogenesis of JEB, and indicate that mutations of all three genes of laminin 5 can result in the JEB phenotype. PMID:7633458

  16. A homozygous nonsense mutation in the {alpha}3 chain gene of laminin 5 (LAMA3) in Herlitz junctional epidermolysis bullosa: Prenatal exclusion in a fetus at risk

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    McGrath, J.A. [Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA (United States)]|[St. Thomas Hospital, London (United Kingdom); Ciatti, S.; Christiano, A.M. [Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA (United States)] [and others

    1995-09-01

    Mutations in the three genes (LAMA3, LAMB3, and LAMC2) that encode the three chains ({alpha}3, {Beta}3, and {gamma}2, respectively) of laminin 5, a protein involved in epidermal-dermal adhesion, have been established as the genetic basis for the inherited blistering skin disorder, Herlitz junctional epidermolysis bullosa (H-JEB). In this study, we performed mutational analysis on genomic DNA from a child with H-JEB and identified a nonsense mutation in the {alpha}3 chain gene (LAMA3) consisting of a homozygous C-to-T transition resulting in a premature termination codon (CGA {r_arrow} TGA) on both alleles. The parents were shown to be heterozygous carriers of the same mutation. Direct mutation analysis was used to perform DNA-based prenatal diagnosis from a chorionic villus biopsy at 10 weeks` gestation in a subsequent pregnancy. The fetus was predicted to be genotypically normal with respect to the LAMA3 mutation. 15 refs., 1 fig.

  17. Induction of CD4+CD25+Foxp3+regulatory T cell response by glatiramer acetate in type 1 diabetes

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    Guoliang Cui; Yuebo Zhang; Zhenwei Gong; Jingwu Z Zhang; Ying Qin Zang

    2009-01-01

    Glatiramer acetate (GA) is an immunomodulatory peptide drug used to treat multiple sclerosis. Its treatment ef-fect has been expanded to other autoimmune conditions such as uveoretinitis, inflammatory bowel disease, graft re-jection and hepatic fibrosis. Here, we report that GA was effective in altering the clinical course of diabetes in cyclo-phosphamide (CY)-potentiated non-obese diabetic (CY-NOD) mice. Treatment with GA significantly reduced the dia-betic rate in the mice and ameliorated insulitis, which coincided with increased CD4+CD25+Foxp3+T cell response in treated mice. GA treatment led to increased expression of transcription factor Foxp3 and elevated production of interleukin-4 (IL-4) both in vivo and in vitro. It was evident that the effect of GA on up-regulation of Foxp3 was me-diated partially through IL-4. IL-4 was found to maintain Foxp3 expression and regulatory function of CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells (Tregs). This study provides new evidence that GA has treatment potential for type 1 diabetes through the induction of Tregs and that increased IL-4 production is partially responsible for the enhanced Treg's function in GA treatment.

  18. Protective Effect of CXCR3+CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ Regulatory T Cells in Renal Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury

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    Cao Jun

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Regulatory T cells (Tregs suppress excessive immune responses and are potential therapeutic targets in autoimmune disease and organ transplantation rejection. However, their role in renal ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI is unclear. Levels of Tregs and expression of CXCR3 in Tregs were analyzed to investigate their function in the early phase of renal IRI. Mice were randomly divided into Sham, IRI, and anti-CD25 (PC61 + IRI groups. The PC61 + IRI group was established by i.p. injection of PC61 monoclonal antibody (mAb to deplete Tregs before renal ischemia. CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ Tregs and CXCR3 on Tregs were analyzed by flow cytometry. Blood urea nitrogen (BUN, serum creatinine (Scr levels, and tubular necrosis scores, all measures of kidney injury, were greater in the IRI group than in the Sham group. Numbers of Tregs were increased at 72 h after reperfusion in kidney. PC61 mAb preconditioning decreased the numbers of Tregs and aggravated kidney injury. There was no expression of CXCR3 on Tregs in normal kidney, while it expanded at 72 h after reperfusion and inversely correlated with BUN, Scr, and kidney histology score. This indicated that recruitment of Tregs into the kidney was related to the recovery of renal function after IRI and CXCR3 might be involved in the migration of Tregs.

  19. CD4(+), CD25(+), FOXP3 (+) T Regulatory Cell Levels in Obese, Asthmatic, Asthmatic Obese, and Healthy Children.

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    Donma, Metin; Karasu, Erkut; Ozdilek, Burcu; Turgut, Burhan; Topcu, Birol; Nalbantoglu, Burcin; Donma, Orkide

    2015-08-01

    The aim of this prospective case control study is to determine CD4(+), CD25(+), and FoxP3(+) T regulatory cells (Tregs) and T helper cells (Ths) in obese, asthmatic, asthmatic obese, and healthy children. Obese (n = 40), asthmatic (n = 40), asthmatic obese (n = 40), and healthy children (n = 40) were included in this study. Blood samples collected from children were marked with CD4, CD25, ve Foxp3 in order to detect Tregs and Ths by flow cytometric method. Statistical analyses were performed. p ≤ 0.05 was chosen as meaningful threshold. Tregs exhibiting anti-inflammatory nature were significantly lower in obese (0.16 %; p ≤ 0.001), asthmatic (0.25 %; p ≤ 0.01), and asthmatic obese (0.29 %; p ≤ 0.05) groups than control group (0.38 %). Ths were counted higher in asthma group than control (p ≤ 0.01) and obese (p ≤ 0.001) groups. T cell immunity plays important roles in chronic inflammatory diseases such as obesity and asthma pathogeneses. Decreased numbers of Tregs found in obese, asthmatic, and asthmatic obese children might represent a challenge of these cells. PMID:25655390

  20. Changes in Th1 cells and CD4+CD25+Treg cells in non-obese diabetic mice at early stage of diabetes

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    Hong-jun WANG

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available Objective To investigate the changes in Th1 cells and CD4+CD25+Treg cells in non-obese diabetic (NOD mice at early stage of diabetes, and to evaluate the significance of these changes. Methods Four week- (group A, 8 week- (group B and 16 week-old (group C female NOD mice (8 each were used in present study. The spleen, thymus and pancreas were harvested. Th1 and CD4+CD25+Treg cells in spleen were determined by flow cytometer, and the ratios of Th1/CD4+T, CD4+CD25+Treg/CD4+T and Th1/CD4+CD25+Treg were calculated. Subsequently, CD4–CD8–T, CD4+CD8+T, CD4–CD8+T and CD4+CD8–T cells in thymus were determined by flow cytometer, and the ratio of CD25+Treg/CD4+CD8–T was calculated. The histopathological changes in pancreas were also evaluated by HE staining and immunohistochemistry staining. Results The proportion of Th1 cells in spleen and the ratios of Th1/CD4+T and Th1/CD4+CD25+Treg were higher significantly in group C than in group A and B. However, no significant differences were found in the proportion of spleen CD4+CD25+Treg cells and the ratio of CD4+CD25+Treg/CD4+T among the three groups. Compared with group A, no obvious changes were found in thymus CD4–CD8–T, CD4+CD8+T, CD4–CD8+T and CD4+CD8–T cells in group B and C, but the ratio of thymus CD25+Treg/CD4+CD8–T increased significantly in group B and C. Lymphocytic infiltration was observed in pancreatic islets of group B and C as shown with HE staining, but Foxp3+T cells were not seen in pancreatic islets by immunohistochemistry. Conclusion Th1 cells are gradually increased at early stage of diabetes in NOD mice, but CD4+CD25+Treg cells are relatively default. These changes may play an important role in the progress of diabetes. DOI: 10.11855/j.issn.0577-7402.2013.11.004

  1. Human mesenchymal stem cells elevate CD4+CD25+CD127low/- regulatory T cells of asthmatic patients via heme oxygenase-1.

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    Li, Jian-guo; Zhuan-sun, Yong-xun; Wen, Bing; Wu, Hao; Huang, Feng-ting; Ghimire, Hridaya bibhu; Ran, Pi-xin

    2013-09-01

    Up-regulation of CD4+CD25+CD127low/- regulatory T cells (Tregs) is a new target in the treatment of asthma. Human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells can up-regulate CD4+CD25+CD127low/- regulatory T cells in vitro, meanwhile, heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) plays an important role in the development and maintenance of CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells. However the mechanism has not yet been adequately understood. Hence, we wondered what effect of Heme Oxygenase-1 made on regulation of CD4+CD25+CD127low/- regulatory T cells mediated by mesenchymal stem cells. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells isolated from asthmatic patients and healthy controls were co-cultured with human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells which were pretreated with Hemin (the revulsive of Heme Oxygenase-1), Protoporphyrin Ⅸ zinc (the inhibitor of Heme Oxygenase-1) and saline. The expression of Heme Oxygenase-1 in MSCs was enhanced by Hemin and inhibited by Protoporphyrin  zinc in vitro. Overexpression of Heme Oxygenase-1 elevated the proportion of CD4+CD25+CD127low/- regulatory T cells in CD4+ T cells, meanwhile, inhibition of Heme Oxygenase-1 decreased the proportion of CD4+CD25+CD127low/- regulatory T cells in CD4+ T cells as compared with mesenchymal stem cells alone. Taken together, these data demonstrated that Heme Oxygenase-1 contributed to the up-regulation of CD4+CD25+CD127low/- regulatory T cells mediated by mesenchymal stem cells in asthma.  PMID:23893806

  2. Alpha-globin loci in homozygous beta-thalassemia intermedia.

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    Triadou, P; Lapoumeroulie, C; Girot, R; Labie, D

    1983-01-01

    Homozygous beta-thalassemia intermediate (TI) differs from thalassemia major (TM) in being less severe clinically. Associated alpha-thalassemia could account for the TI phenotype by reducing the alpha/non-alpha chain imbalance. We have analyzed the alpha loci of 9 TI and 11 TM patients by restriction endonuclease mapping. All the TM and 7 of the TI patients have the normal complement of four alpha-globin genes (alpha alpha/alpha alpha). One TI patient has three alpha-globin genes (alpha alpha/-alpha), and another TI patient has five alpha genes (alpha alpha/alpha alpha alpha). PMID:6305827

  3. 重组疫苗E.coli LLO/OVA对小鼠CD4+CD25+Treg细胞调节作用的研究%The study for recombinant E.coli LLO/OVA regulating the function of CD4+CD25+Treg cells in mice

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    徐曼; 蒋小卫; 米粲

    2009-01-01

    目的:探讨重组E.coli LLO/OVA对小鼠CD4+CD25+Treg细胞的调节作用.方法:E.coli LLO/OVA和E.coli OVA分别免疫小鼠后,磁珠分离脾脏CD11c、CD4+CD25+Treg和CD4+CD25-T细胞,比较两组CD11c细胞对CD4+CD25+Treg细胞分泌IL-10的影响,以及CD4+CD25+Treg细胞抑制CD4+CD25-T细胞增殖的作用;流式细胞术分析荷瘤小鼠OVA特异性CD8+T细胞比率,观察去除CD4+CD25+Treg细胞前后两组黑色素瘤B16-OVA荷瘤小鼠肺转移情况.结果:E.coli LLO/OVA免疫组小鼠脾脏CD4+CD25+Treg细胞产生IL-10水平明显低于E.coli OVA免疫组小鼠(P<0.05),CD4+CD25+Treg细胞对CD4+CD25-T 细胞增殖的抑制作用明显减弱(P<0.05),且OVA特异性CD8+T细胞数量明显增多(P<0.05).在去除CD4+CD25+Treg细胞前后,E.coli LLO/OVA免疫的荷瘤小鼠肺转移结节数无明显减少(P>0.05).结论:重组E.coli LLO/OVA可通过下调小鼠CD4+CD25+Treg细胞数量、抑制其功能而促进机体特异性抗肿瘤免疫.

  4. CD4+CD25+ T lymphocytes and regulation of the immune system: perspectives for a pathophysiological understanding of sepsis.

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    Siqueira-Batista, Rodrigo; Gomes, Andréia Patrícia; Azevedo, Sarah Fumian Milward; Vitorino, Rodrigo Roger; Mendonça, Eduardo Gomes de; Sousa, Flávio Oliveira de; Oliveira, Alcione de Paiva; Cerqueira, Fábio Ribeiro; Paula, Sérgio Oliveira de; Oliveira, Maria Goreti de Almeida

    2012-09-01

    The systemic inflammatory response represents the core pathogenic event of sepsis, underlying clinical manifestations and laboratory findings in patients. Numerous studies have shown that CD4+CD25+ T lymphocytes, also known as regulatory T lymphocytes (Treg), participate in the development of sepsis due to their ability to suppress the immune response. The present article discusses the role of Treg lymphocytes in sepsis based on a specific search strategy (Latin American and Caribbean Health Sciences / Literatura Latino-americana e do Caribe em Ciências da Saúde - LILACS, PubMed, and Scientific Electronic Library Online - SciELO) focusing on two main topics: the participation of Treg cells in inflammation and immunity as well as perspectives in the computational physiological investigation of sepsis. PMID:23917832

  5. Frequently Increased but Functionally Impaired CD4+CD25+ Regulatory T Cells in Patients with Oral Lichen Planus.

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    Zhou, Leilei; Cao, Tianyi; Wang, Yufeng; Yao, Hui; Du, Guanhuan; Chen, Guangjie; Niu, Xiaoyin; Tang, Guoyao

    2016-06-01

    Oral lichen planus (OLP) is a T cell-mediated chronic inflammatory mucosal disease, and CD4(+)CD25(+) regulatory T cells (Tregs) are considered involved in the pathogenesis of OLP. In this study, to investigate whether there are intrinsic factors that might cause functional changes in Tregs in this disease, we evaluated the frequency of Tregs in peripheral blood and oral lesions and the expression levels of function-related transcription factors, forkhead/winged-helix transcription factor box P3 (FOXP3), transforming growth factor β (TGF-β), interleukin 10 (IL-10), and TGF-β receptors (TβRI and TβRII) mRNAs in Tregs of patients with oral lichen planus (OLP). We also investigated the frequency of pro-inflammatory cytokines (IFN-γ and IL-17A) producing Foxp3(+) regulatory cells. Increased proportions of Tregs were found in OLP patients. The expression of FOXP3 on mRNA and protein level was elevated in the Tregs of OLP. The expression of TGF-β was lower both on the mRNA and serum level, whereas the expression of IL-10 showed no significant difference between the OLP patients and normal controls. The percentages of CD4(+)FOXP3(+)IL-17(+) T cells were significantly higher than that of normal controls, whereas the percentages of CD4(+)FOXP3(+)IFN-γ(+) T cells did not differ significantly. Furthermore, impaired suppressive function of CD4(+)CD25(+) T cells was demonstrated in OLP patients by in vitro proliferation assay. These data indicate that Tregs in OLP are frequently expanded but functionally deficient. This could explain, at least in part, why the increased Tregs in OLP fail to control the pathogenesis and development of this autoimmune disease. PMID:27106476

  6. TL1A increases expression of CD25, LFA-1, CD134 and CD154, and induces IL-22 and GM-CSF production from effector CD4 T-cells

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    Reichwald, Kirsten; Jørgensen, Tina Z.; Skov, Søren

    2014-01-01

    Elevated levels of the cytokine TL1A is associated with several autoimmune diseases e.g. rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease. However, the exact role of TL1A remains elusive. In this study, we investigated the function of TL1A in a pro-inflammatory setting. We show that TL1A toget...... of CD25 (IL-2Rα) and CD11a (α-chain of LFA-1) on CD4 T-cells, likely governing increased IL-2/IL-15 sensitivity and cell-cell contact. Along with this, TL1A co-stimulation caused a specific induction of IL-22 and GM-CSF from the activated T-cells. These results substantially contribute...

  7. Diagnosis of. alpha. sub 1 -antitrypsin deficiency by enzymatic amplification of human genomic DNA and direct sequencing of polymerase chain reaction products

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    Newton, C.R.; Graham, A.; Powell, S.; Gammack, A.; Riley, J.; Markham, A.F. (ICI Diagnostics, Cheshire (England)); Kalsheker, N. (Univ. of Wales, Cardiff (Wales))

    1988-09-12

    The authors have compared sequencing of cloned polymerase chain reaction (PCR) products and the direct sequencing of PCR products in the examination of individuals from six families affected with {alpha}{sub 1}-antitrypsin (AAT) deficiency. In families where paternity was in question they confirmed consanguinity by DNA fingerprinting using a panel of locus-specific minisatellite probes. They demonstrate that direct sequencing of PCR amplification products is the method of choice for the absolutely specific diagnosis of AAT deficiency and can distinguish normals, heterozygotes and homozygotes in a single, rapid and facile assay. Furthermore, they demonstrate the reproducibility of the PCR and a rapid DNA isolation procedure. They have also shown that two loci can be simultaneously amplified and that the PCR product from each locus can be independently examined by direct DNA sequencing.

  8. CD4+CD25- T cells that express latency-associated peptide on the surface suppress CD4+CD45RBhigh-induced colitis by a TGF-beta-dependent mechanism.

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    Oida, Takatoku; Zhang, Xingmin; Goto, Masao; Hachimura, Satoshi; Totsuka, Mamoru; Kaminogawa, Shuichi; Weiner, Howard L

    2003-03-01

    Murine CD4(+)CD25(+) regulatory cells have been reported to express latency-associated peptide (LAP) and TGF-beta on the surface after activation, and exert regulatory function by the membrane-bound TGF-beta in vitro. We have now found that a small population of CD4(+) T cells, both CD25(+) and CD25(-), can be stained with a goat anti-LAP polyclonal Ab without being stimulated. Virtually all these LAP(+) cells are also positive for thrombospondin, which has the ability to convert latent TGF-beta to the active form. In the CD4(+)CD45RB(high)-induced colitis model of SCID mice, regulatory activity was exhibited not only by CD25(+)LAP(+) and CD25(+)LAP(-) cells, but also by CD25(-)LAP(+) cells. CD4(+)CD25(-)LAP(+) T cells were part of the CD45RB(low) cell fraction. CD4(+)CD25(-)LAP(-)CD45RB(low) cells had minimal, if any, regulatory activity in the colitis model. The regulatory function of CD25(-)LAP(+) cells was abrogated in vivo by anti-TGF-beta mAb. These results identify a new TGF-beta-dependent regulatory CD4(+) T cell phenotype that is CD25(-) and LAP(+). PMID:12594277

  9. The level and significance of CD4 + CD25 + Foxp3 + regulation T cells in leprosy%CD4+CD25+Foxp3+调节性T细胞在麻风病中的水平和意义

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    李彩霞; 徐元品; 邹子宏; 周晓鸿

    2013-01-01

    Objective: To detect the expression and significance of CD4+ CD25 + Foxp3 + regulation T cells in leprosy. Methods; The leprosy patients were 51, the cured leprosy people were 26, the ENL were 5, and the normal persons were 56. We used the flow cytometry to test the Tregs in four groups above mentioned. And use the SPSS 19.0 to analysis the results. Results;The percentage of Tregs in leprosy patients, cured people, ENL patients and normal persons were (17.626 ±8.1977)% ,(38.442 ±4.7618)% ,(6. 380 ± 1.5482) % and (9.998 ± 1.7062) %. The Tregs in cured people and leprosy were higher than normal and the Tregs in cured people were higher than leprosy patients, (P < 0.05); The Tregs in ENL were lower than normal; Among leprosy patients(P < 0.05 ) , the Tregs in PB was higher than MB, (P<0.05). Conclusion;Tregs may break the immune tolerance and related to the leprosy.%目的:探讨CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+调节性T细胞(Treg)在麻风病发病中的作用.方法:采用流式细胞仪检测51例现症麻风患者,5例发生Ⅱ型麻风反应(ENL)的患者,26例治愈麻风患者及56例正常体检者外周血CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+调节性T细胞(Treg)占CD4+的百分比.结果:现症组、治愈组、Ⅱ型麻风反应(ENL)组及正常对照组外周血Treg的水平分别为:(17.626±8.1977)%、(38.442±4.761 8)%、(6.380±1.548 2)%和(9.998±1.706 2)%.治愈组与现症组麻风患者的Treg高于正常对照组,并且治愈组的Treg比现症组高(P<0.05),ENL组的Treg比正常对照组低(P<0.05);在现症麻风病人中,少菌型患者(PB)及多菌型患者(MB) Treg的百分比分别为:(29.629±7.999 5)%和(15.709±6.4809)%,均高于正常对照组(9.998±1.706 2)% (P <0.05),并且少菌型患者(PB)的Treg高于多菌型患者(MB) (P <0.05).结论:治愈组与现症组麻风患者的Treg均高于正常对照组,发生Ⅱ型麻风反患者(ENL组)的Treg比正常对照组低,Treg可能打破了外周免疫耐受,参与了麻风病的发生发展.

  10. Structural and Thermodynamic Basis for Weak Interactions between Dihydrolipoamide Dehydrogenase and Subunit-binding Domain of the Branched-chain [alpha]-Ketoacid Dehydrogenase Complex

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    Brautigam, Chad A.; Wynn, R. Max; Chuang, Jacinta L.; Naik, Mandar T.; Young, Brittany B.; Huang, Tai-huang; Chuang, David T. (AS); (UTSMC)

    2012-02-27

    The purified mammalian branched-chain {alpha}-ketoacid dehydrogenase complex (BCKDC), which catalyzes the oxidative decarboxylation of branched-chain {alpha}-keto acids, is essentially devoid of the constituent dihydrolipoamide dehydrogenase component (E3). The absence of E3 is associated with the low affinity of the subunit-binding domain of human BCKDC (hSBDb) for hE3. In this work, sequence alignments of hSBDb with the E3-binding domain (E3BD) of the mammalian pyruvate dehydrogenase complex show that hSBDb has an arginine at position 118, where E3BD features an asparagine. Substitution of Arg-118 with an asparagine increases the binding affinity of the R118N hSBDb variant (designated hSBDb*) for hE3 by nearly 2 orders of magnitude. The enthalpy of the binding reaction changes from endothermic with the wild-type hSBDb to exothermic with the hSBDb* variant. This higher affinity interaction allowed the determination of the crystal structure of the hE3/hSBDb* complex to 2.4-{angstrom} resolution. The structure showed that the presence of Arg-118 poses a unique, possibly steric and/or electrostatic incompatibility that could impede E3 interactions with the wild-type hSBDb. Compared with the E3/E3BD structure, the hE3/hSBDb* structure has a smaller interfacial area. Solution NMR data corroborated the interactions of hE3 with Arg-118 and Asn-118 in wild-type hSBDb and mutant hSBDb*, respectively. The NMR results also showed that the interface between hSBDb and hE3 does not change significantly from hSBDb to hSBDb*. Taken together, our results represent a starting point for explaining the long standing enigma that the E2b core of the BCKDC binds E3 far more weakly relative to other {alpha}-ketoacid dehydrogenase complexes.

  11. Study of alpha decay chains of superheavy nuclei and magic number beyond Z = 82 and N = 126

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    We study various α-decay chains on the basis of the preformed cluster decay model. Our work targets the superheavy elements, which are expected to show extra stability at shell closure. Our computations identify the following combinations of proton and neutron numbers as the most stable nuclei: Z=112, N=161,163; Z=114, N=171,178,179; and Z=124, N=194. We also investigate the alternative of heavy cluster emissions in the decay chain of 301120, instead of α decay. Our study of cluster radioactivity shows that the half-life for 10Be decay in 289114 is larger, indicating enhanced stability at Z=114, N=175. Similar calculations concerning the emission of 14C and 34Si from 301120 find the more stable combinations Z=114, N=173, and Z=106, N=161, respectively. From the same parent, 301120, the emission of a 49−51Ca cluster yielding a Z=100, N=152 daughter is the most probable. (author)

  12. Over-expression of Stat5b confers protection against diabetes in the non-obese diabetic (NOD) mice via up-regulation of CD4{sup +}CD25{sup +} regulatory T cells

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    Jin, Yulan; Purohit, Sharad [Center for Biotechnology and Genomic Medicine, Georgia Health Sciences University, GA (United States); Department of Pathology, Medical College of Georgia, Georgia Health Sciences University, GA (United States); Chen, Xueqin; Yi, Bing [Center for Biotechnology and Genomic Medicine, Georgia Health Sciences University, GA (United States); She, Jin-Xiong, E-mail: jshe@georgiahealth.edu [Center for Biotechnology and Genomic Medicine, Georgia Health Sciences University, GA (United States); Department of Pathology, Medical College of Georgia, Georgia Health Sciences University, GA (United States)

    2012-08-10

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer This is the first study to provide direct evidence of the role of Stat5b in NOD mice. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Over-expression of wild type Stat5b transgene protects NOD mice against diabetes. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer This protection may be mediated by the up-regulation of CD4{sup +}CD25{sup +} Tregs. -- Abstract: The signal transducers and activators of transcription (STAT) family of proteins play a critical role in cytokine signaling required for fine tuning of immune regulation. Previous reports showed that a mutation (L327M) in the Stat5b protein leads to aberrant cytokine signaling in the NOD mice. To further elaborate the role of Stat5b in diabetes, we established a NOD transgenic mouse that over-expresses the wild type Stat5b gene. The incidences of spontaneous diabetes as well as cyclophosphamide-induced diabetes were significantly reduced and delayed in the Stat5b transgenic NOD mice compared to their littermate controls. The total cell numbers of CD4{sup +} T cells and especially CD8{sup +} T cells in the spleen and pancreatic lymph node were increased in the Stat5b transgenic NOD mice. Consistent with these findings, CD4{sup +} and CD8{sup +} T cells from the Stat5b transgenic NOD mice showed a higher proliferation capacity and up-regulation of multiple cytokines including IL-2, IFN-{gamma}, TNF-{alpha} and IL-10 as well as anti-apoptotic gene Bcl-xl. Furthermore, the number and proportion of CD4{sup +}CD25{sup +} regulatory T cells were significantly increased in transgenic mice although in vitro suppression ability of the regulatory T-cells was not affected by the transgene. Our results suggest that Stat5b confers protection against diabetes in the NOD mice by regulating the numbers and function of multiple immune cell types, especially by up-regulating CD4{sup +}CD25{sup +} regulatory T cells.

  13. Effect of Lactobacillus salivarius on Th1/Th2 cytokines and the number of spleen CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+ Treg in asthma Balb/c mouse

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    Yun, Xiang; SHANG, YUNXIAO; Li, Miao

    2015-01-01

    Background: Bronchial asthma is a chronic airway inflammatory disease that involves T lymphocytes. Methods: In order to explore the effect of Lactobacillus salivarius on Th1/Th2 cytokines and the number of spleen CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+ Treg in asthma Balb/c mouse, we constructed acute asthma model with ovalbumin to observe the mouse behavior change in Balb/c mice. The expression of GATA-3 mRNA and T-bet mRNA was measured by real-time PCR. The proportion of CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+ Treg/CD4+ was determine...

  14. P38 MAP Kinase Signaling Is Required for the Conversion of CD4+CD25− T Cells into iTreg

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    Samuel Huber; Jörg Schrader; Gerhard Fritz; Katrin Presser; Steffen Schmitt; Ari Waisman; Stefan Lüth; Manfred Blessing; Johannes Herkel; Christoph Schramm

    2008-01-01

    CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells (Treg) are important mediators of immune tolerance. A subset of Treg can be generated in the periphery by TGF-beta dependent conversion of conventional CD4+CD25- T cells into induced Treg (iTreg). In chronic viral infection or malignancy, such induced iTreg, which limit the depletion of aberrant or infected cells, may be of pathogenic relevance. To identify potential targets for therapeutic intervention, we investigated the TGF-beta signaling in Treg. In contrast ...

  15. High proportions of FOXP3+CD25high T cells in neonates are positively associated with allergic sensitization later in childhood

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    Strömbeck, A; Rabe, H.; Lundell, A-C; Andersson, K.; Johansen, S; Adlerberth, I; Wold, A E; Hesselmar, B; Rudin, A

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    Background The role of FOXP3+ regulatory T cells in the prevention against sensitization and allergy development is controversial. Objective We followed 65 newborn Swedish children from farming and non-farming families from birth to 3 years of age and investigated the relation between CD4+ T cell subsets in blood samples and development of sensitization and allergic disease. Methods The proportions of FOXP3+CD25high, CTLA-4+CD25+, CD45RO+, HLA-DR+, CCR4+ or α4β7+ within the CD4+ T cell popula...

  16. Circulating CD4~+CD25~+ and CD8~+CD28~- T regulate cells in multiple myeloma%多发性骨髓瘤患者外周血CD4~+CD25~+和CD8~+CD28~-调节性T细胞研究

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    贾丽; 谢晓宝; 邱国强; 钱新瑜; 周民; 肖溶

    2009-01-01

    Objective: The study was designed to evaluate the changes and significance of circulating CD4~+CD25~+ and CD8~+CD28~- regulatory T cells (Tregs) in patients with multiple myeloma (MM).Methods:CD4~+CD25~+ and CD8~+CD28~-Tregs in peripheral blood of 38 patients with MM and of 20 healthy doners were measured by flow cytometry.Serum albumin and β_2-MG in patients with MM were measured using bromocresol green method,transmission turbidimetry respectively.Results:Compared to those of the controls,the proportions of CD4~+CD25~(+/high),CD4~+CD25~(high) CD127~(low) and CD8~+CD28~-Treg cells in newly diagnosed MM patients were elevated.Furthermore,the proportions of CD4~+CD25~(high) and CD4~+CD25~(high)CD127~(low) Tregs in each clinical stage were elevated when compared to those of the controls.The number of the Tregs were increasing with clinical stages and were significantly higher in stage Ⅲ MM than in stageⅠ MM;In stageⅡand Ⅲ MM,there were also elevated proportions of CD8~+CD28~- Tregs,increasing with clinical stages.However,there were no differences when compared between stage Ⅰ MM and the controls;Both the proportions of CD4~+CD25~(+/high) and CD4~+CD25~(high)CD127~(low) Tregs in active MM were not different from stable MM,although all of them were higher than those of controls.The proportion of CD8~+CD28~- Tregs was higher in active MM than in stable MM and controls,but there were no differences when compared between active and stable MM.The proportions of both CD4~+CD25~(high) Tregs and CD4~+CD25~(high)CD127~(low)Tregs had negative correlation with the levels of serum albumin.Conclusion:MM patients have elevated levels of circulating CD4~+CD25~+ and CD8~+CD28~-Tregs,which may be an important mechanism of MM immune evasion,and may be associated with clinical stages,disease progression and prognosis of MM to some extent.%目的:探讨CD4~+CD25~+和CD8~+CD28~-调节性T细胞(Tregs)在多发性骨髓瘤(MM)患者外周血中的变化及意义.方

  17. 离体CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞的扩增和混合淋巴细胞反应研究

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    翟海龙

    2011-01-01

    为研究健康人外周血CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞(CD4+CD25+regulatory Tcells,CD4+CD25+Tregs)在协同刺激信号作用下的扩增反应及与CD4+CD25-T细胞混合淋巴细胞反应,采用免疫磁珠法分离CD4+CD25+Tregs和CD4+CD25-T细胞,在抗CD3-mAbs和抗CD28-mAbs的刺激下行CD4+CD25+Tregs培养和CD4+CD25+Tregs+CD4+CD25-T细胞混合淋巴细胞培养72h。然后加入CCK-8溶液孵育1h,用酶标仪检测OD4so值。结果为:CIM+CD25+Tregs组OD。50值极显著性地低于CI)4+CD25-T细胞组(P〈0.01)。CIM+CD25+Tregs与CD4+CD25-T细胞混合组0D450值也极显著性地低于CIM+CD25-T细胞组(P〈0.01)。CD4+CD25+Tregs表现出无反应性特征,还可抑制CD4+CD25-T细胞扩增,因此,CD4+CD25+Tregs不只是很惰性的免疫细胞,而是对保持免疫耐受发挥了积极的调节作用。

  18. 哮喘患儿外周血CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞的测定及临床意义%The level of CD4+CD25+regulatory T cells and its clinical significance in children with asthma

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    湛洁谊; 卢慧敏; 林穗玲

    2014-01-01

    Objective To explore the proportion change of CD4+CD25+regulatory T cells (Treg) in peripheral blood of children with asthma and to analyze its significance. Methods A total of 150 asthmatic children were divided into three groups according to their clinical features50 subjects in acute asthma attack group, 50 subjects in clinical re-mission of asthma group and 50 subjects in cough variant asthma group,meanwhile, 50 healthy children were enrolled in the control group. The levels of CD4+CD25+Treg in peripheral blood of all children were detected by flow cytometer. Results The CD4+CD25+Treg level in acute attack group were lowest of the four groups (P0.05). Conclusion The CD4+CD25+regulatory T cells may be involved in the pathogenesis of asthma,the level of CD4+CD25+regulatory T cells correlated with the severity of asthma in children.%目的:探讨CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞在哮喘儿童外周血中的比例改变,并探讨其临床意义。方法150例哮喘患儿按临床表现分为急性发作组(50例)、临床缓解期组(50例)和咳嗽变异性哮喘组(50例),另选择50名健康儿童为正常对照组。应用流式细胞仪检测上述各组外周血CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞占CD4+T细胞的百分比。结果急性发作期组患儿外周血CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞水平较缓解组、咳嗽变异性哮喘组及健康对照组明显下降(P0.05)。结论CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞可能参与了哮喘的发生与发展,哮喘的严重程度可能与CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞的水平相关。

  19. 白三烯受体拮抗剂对哮喘气道重塑及Th17细胞/CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞表达的影响%Effects of leukotriene receptor antagonists on airway remodeling and Th17 cells/CD4+CD25+regulatory T cells expresson in asthma

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    李丽(综述); 李敏(审校)

    2014-01-01

    支气管哮喘的气道重塑是气道炎症反复作用的结果,白三烯是气道重塑中的重要炎症介质之一。影响气道重塑的因素较多,近年来Th17细胞和CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞(CD4+CD25+treg细胞)在气道重塑中的作用日益受到重视。白三烯受体拮抗剂是治疗哮喘的有效药物,能在一定程度上抑制气道重塑,但其作用机制及对Th17细胞/CD4+CD25+treg细胞表达的影响机制尚不十分清楚。因此,阐明Th17细胞/CD4+CD25+treg细胞平衡在气道重塑中的表达变化、白三烯受体拮抗剂干预气道重塑的具体作用途径和生物效应及对Th17细胞/CD4+CD25+treg细胞表达的影响,将为以后哮喘患儿的预防和治疗提供新的靶点。%The airway remodeling of bronchial asthma is the result of repeated airway inlfammation. Its occurrence is a complex process involving many cytokines, inlfammatory mediators and associated cellular components, of which leukotrienes are important mediators of inlfammation in the airway remodeling. Many factors inlfuence Airway remodeling. In recent years, effects of Th17 cells and CD4+CD25+regulatory T cells (CD4+CD25+treg cells) on airway remodeling is growing in importance. Leukotriene receptor antagonist is an effective drug in the treatment of asthma and can suppress airway remodeling. But the exact mechanisms and its impact on the proportion of Th17 cells/CD4+CD25+treg cells is not yet clear. Therefore, the clariifcation of the changes of Th17 cells/CD4+CD25+treg cells expression in airway remodeling and the speciifc pathways, biological effects, inlfuence of the proportion of Th17 cells/CD4+CD25+treg cells expression after leukotriene receptor antagonist intervene can provide a new target for prevention and the treatment of asthma in the future.

  20. 小鼠乳腺癌模型中CD4~+CD25~(bright)CCR6~+Treg的检测及其意义%The detection and its significance of CD4~+ CD25~(bright) CCR6~+ Treg regulatory T cells in murine mammary carcinoma model

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    徐林; 徐薇; 蒋正刚; 熊思东

    2010-01-01

    为检测CD4~+ CD25~(bright) CCR~(6+) Treg在小鼠乳腺癌实验动物模型中的分布,并探讨其意义.采用FACS检测正常小鼠和4T1荷瘤小鼠中CD4~+ CD25~(bright)Treg的记忆分子CCR6的表达水平,同时检测CD4~+ CD25~(bright)Treg的CCR6~+和CCR6~-两个亚群的Foxp3表达情况;用增殖抑制实验观察了两个亚群分别对CD4~+CD25 T细胞增殖的抑制作用;用FACS检测CD4~+ CD25~(bright)CCR6~+ Treg在正常小鼠和4T1荷瘤小鼠中PBMC、LN和TIL中的分布情况.结果:4T1荷瘤小鼠中CD4~+ CD25~(bright)Treg的记忆分子CCR6的表达水平较正常小鼠增加;CD4~+ CD25~(bright)Treg的CCR6~+和CCR6~-两个亚群均高表达Foxp3,均能在体外有效抑制CD4~+ CD25 T细胞的增殖;与正常对照相比,CD4~+ CD25~(bright)CCR6~+ Treg在4T1荷瘤模型的引流淋巴结中比例明显增加,并在肿瘤局部存在显著的富集.上述结果提示在肿瘤免疫中存在CD4~+ CD25~(bright)CCR6~+ Treg,其具有效应/记忆样表型,并在肿瘤局部有明显的富集,这可能是肿瘤长期免疫逃逸的重要机制.

  1. CD4+/CD25+ regulatory cells inhibit activation of tumor-primed CD4+ T cells with IFN-gamma-dependent antiangiogenic activity, as well as long-lasting tumor immunity elicited by peptide vaccination

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    Casares, N. (Noelia); L. Arribillaga; Sarobe, P.; Dotor, J. (Javier); Lopez-Diaz-de-Cerio, A. (Ascensión); Melero, I; Lasarte, J.J. (Juan José)

    2003-01-01

    CD25(+) regulatory T (T reg) cells suppress the activation/proliferation of other CD4(+) or CD8(+) T cells in vitro. Also, down-regulation of CD25(+) T reg cells enhance antitumor immune responses. In this study, we show that depletion of CD25(+) T reg cells allows the host to induce both CD4(+) and CD8(+) antitumoral responses following tumor challenge. Simultaneous depletion of CD25(+) and CD8(+) cells, as well as adoptive transfer experiments, revealed that tumor-specific CD4(+) T cells, w...

  2. In vitro effects of mesenchymal stem cells on secreting function of T lymphocytes and CD4~+CD25~+T cells from patients with immune thrombo-cytopenia

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    赵霞

    2014-01-01

    Objective To analyze in vitro the effect of mesenchymal stem cells(MSCs)on secreting cytokines by T lymphocytes and ratio of CD4+CD25+T cells from patients with immune thrombocytopenia(ITP).Methods Human bone marrow-derived MSCs were isolated by Ficoll Hypaque and cultured for proliferating to passage cells.Allogeneic T lymphocytes

  3. The relative values of CD8+CD25+Foxp3brigh Treg cells correlate with selected lung function parameters in asthma.

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    Eusebio, M; Kuna, P; Kraszula, L; Kupczyk, M; Pietruczuk, M

    2015-06-01

    The study aimed to detect CD8(+)CD25(+)FoxP3(brigh) Tregs and investigate their possible association with selected lung function values. CD8(+)CD25(+)FoxP3(brigh) Tregs were detected by flow cytometry in the peripheral blood of 25 patients with severe asthma (SA), 25 patients with mild-to-moderate asthma (MA), and 25 age-matched healthy donors (NC). The percentages of CD8(+)CD25(+)FoxP3(brigh) Tregs of the patients with severe (3.4 ± 4.55), and mild-to-moderate asthma (7.5 ± 8.15), were markedly lower than those of controls (12.1 ± 13.2). The mean forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1) % predicted value in severe asthma subpopulation was significantly lower (67.05 ± 15.98%) when compared with that of mild-to-moderate asthma subgroup (87.71 ± 16.12%). Interestingly, the percentages of CD8(+)CD25(+)FoxP3(brigh) Tregs correlate with mean peak expiratory flow (PEF)% predicted values in severe (r = 0.7, P asthma. In contrast, this parameter was positively correlated with FEV1% predicted values in the severe asthmatics only (r = 0.71, P Tregs and selected lung function parameters, suggesting that this parameter has potential as a marker for inflammation and airflow obstruction. PMID:25921629

  4. Reconstitution of Scid mice with CD4+CD25- T cells leads to rapid colitis: an improved model for pharmacologic testing

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    Kjellev, Stine; Lundsgaard, Dorthe; Poulsen, Steen Seier;

    2006-01-01

    . Purification of CD4+CD25- T cells is a simple procedure, and does not require flow-cytometric sorting. Fecal consistency score and colonic weight:length ratio are readily measurable and consistent disease parameters. This model is thus highly suitable for pharmacological testing of intervention strategies....

  5. Human T cells express CD25 and Foxp3 upon activation and exhibit effector/memory phenotypes without any regulatory/suppressor function

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    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Foxp3 has been suggested to be a standard marker for murine Tregs whereas its role as marker for human Tregs is controversial. While some reports have shown that human Foxp3+ T cells had no regulatory function others have shown their role in the inhibition of T cell proliferation. Methods T cell activation was performed by means of brayostatin-1/ionomycin (B/I, mixed lymphocyte reaction (MLR, and CD3/CD28 activation. T cell proliferation was performed using BrdU and CFSE staining. Flow cytometry was performed to determine Foxp3 expression, cell proliferation, viabilities and phenotype analyses of T cells. Results Both CD4+ and CD8+ T cells expressed Foxp3 upon activation in vitro. Expression of Foxp3 remained more stable in CD4+CD25+ T cells compared to that in CD8+CD25+ T cells. The CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ T cells expressed CD44 and CD62L, showing their effector and memory phenotypes. Both FoxP3- responder T cells and CD4+FoxP3+ T cells underwent proliferation upon CD3/CD28 activation. Conclusion Expression of Foxp3 does not necessarily convey regulatory function in human CD4+CD25+ T cells. Increased FoxP3 on CD44+ effector and CD44+CD62L+ memory T cells upon stimulation suggest the activation-induced regulation of FoxP3 expression.

  6. FOXP3, CBLB and ITCH gene expression and cytotoxic T lymphocyte antigen 4 expression on CD4(+) CD25(high) T cells in multiple sclerosis

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    Sellebjerg, F; Krakauer, M; Khademi, M; Olsson, T; Sørensen, P S

    2012-01-01

    phenotype of CD4(+) CD25(high) T cells in MS by flow cytometry and its relationship with expression of the FOXP3, ITCH and CBLB genes. We found that untreated MS patients had lower cell surface expression of cytotoxic T lymphocyte antigen 4 (CTLA-4) on CD4(+) CD25(high) T cells and higher intracellular CTLA......-4 expression than healthy controls. Cell surface expression of CTLA-4 on CD4(+) CD25(high) T cells correlated with expression of FOXP3 mRNA in untreated patients and increased significantly with time from most recent injection in patients treated with IFN-β. FOXP3 mRNA expression correlated with...... CBLB and ITCH and T helper type 2 cytokine mRNA expression in MS patients. These data link expression of FOXP3, CBLB and ITCH mRNA and CTLA-4 expression on the surface of CD4(+) CD25(high) T cell in MS. We hypothesize that this may reflect alterations in the inhibitory effect of CTLA-4 or in regulatory...

  7. Regulatory CD4+CD25+ T Cells Dampen Inflammatory Disease in Murine Mycoplasma Pneumonia and Promote IL-17 and IFN-γ Responses

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    Odeh, Adam N.; Simecka, Jerry W.

    2016-01-01

    Mycoplasmas cause respiratory diseases characterized by persistent infection and chronic airway inflammation. Mycoplasma lung disease is immunopathologic, with CD4+ Th cells determining both disease severity and resistance to infection. Th2 cell responses promote immunopathology, while Th1 cells confer resistance to infection. However, regulatory CD4+ T cells may also have a role in the pathogenesis of mycoplasma respiratory diseases. We hypothesized Treg cells control the severity of the inflammatory lesions and may also promote persistence of infection. To examine this, BALB/c mice were depleted of CD25+ cells, and had increased disease severity due to Mycoplasma pulmonis infection. Increases in mycoplasma antibody responses and lymphocyte infiltration into lungs also occurred after CD25+ cell depletion. CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells promoted IFN-γ and IL-17 mycoplasma-specific CD4+ T cell responses in vitro and in vivo, while dampening IL-13+ Th responses. Neither IL-10 nor TGF-ß expression was detected in CD4+CD25+ T cells from lymph nodes. Thus, a regulatory T cell population plays an important role in controlling damaging immune responses in mycoplasma respiratory disease but does not contribute to persistence of infection. It appears that a regulatory T cell population preferentially dampens Th2 cell-mediated inflammatory responses to mycoplasma through a mechanism independent of IL-10 or TGF-ß characteristic of “classic” Treg cells. PMID:27175511

  8. Diminished frequency and function of CD4(+) CD25(high) regulatory T cells associated with active uveitis in Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome

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    Chen, L.; Yang, P.Z.; Zhou, H.Y.; He, H.; Ren, X.R.; Chi, W.; Wang, L.; Kijlstra, A.

    2008-01-01

    PURPOSE. CD4(+)CD25(high) regulatory T (Treg) cells have been shown to be involved in the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases. Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada (VKH) syndrome is an organ-specific autoimmune disease. This study was designed to phenotypically and functionally characterize peripheral blood CD4(+)C

  9. Effect of methylprednisolone on CD4 + CD25 + T regulator cells in peripheral blood with asthmatic patients in vitro%甲泼尼龙对哮喘患者外周血CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞影响的体外研究

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    鞠云飞; 孙立锋; 胡华; 杨燕; 滕格玲

    2011-01-01

    目的 观察哮喘患者外周血中CD4+ CD25+调节性T细胞(Treg)功能状态及甲泼尼龙对其的影响.方法 清晨取静脉血5 mL,常规分离外周血单个核细胞,分为健康组、哮喘组及1×10-7 mol·L-1甲泼尼龙哮喘干预组,刺激培养48 h,用ELISA法测定IL - 10及TGF - β1的浓度;流式细胞仪检测CD4+ CD25+Treg的比例及细胞内Foxp3表达,用SPSS 17.0进行分析.结果 哮喘组,外周血CD4+ CD25+ Treg细胞比例降低,CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+ Treg细胞减少,TGF -β1分泌减少,IL - 10分泌有增高趋势,但与健康组比较无统计学意义;甲泼尼龙可以明显增加哮喘急性发作期患者CD4+ CD25+ Treg比例,Foxp3表达明显增强;但未能增加TGF -β1及IL-10的分泌.结论 哮喘患者CD4+ CD25+ Treg功能低下,可能是哮喘发病机制之一;甲泼尼龙可能通过上调CD4+ CD25+ Treg数量,起到控制哮喘急性发作的作用.%Objective To observe the state of CD4+ CD25 + T regulator ( Treg ) cells and the effect of methylprednisolone ( MP) on it in peripheral blood with asthmatic patients. Methods Thirty patients with asthma and 20 healthy controls who visited the Chest Hospital of Shandong Province from Jan, 2010 to Dec, 2010 were included. Five mL fasting blood samples were collected and peripheral blood mononuclear cells ( PBMCs) were isolated using Ficoll - Hypaque density gradient centrifugation. PBMCs were incubated with phytohemagglutinin ( PHA) . The samples were divided into three groups, including healthy control, asthma group, 1 x 10-7 mol · L-1 MP group. After 48 h incubation, supernatant was harvested to determine levels of IL - 10 and TGF - β1 by ELISA. Intracellular 3 - colour flow cytometry were used to assess the expression of Foxp3. All data were analyzed using SPSS 17.0. Results The ratio of CD4+ CD25 + Treg cells and CD4 + CD25 + Foxp3 + Treg cells declined in asthmatic patients compared with healthy control. The secretion of TGF - β1 weaked . The secretion of

  10. Progress of CD4 + CD25 + regulatory T cells in pathogenesis of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura%CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞在特发性血小板减少性紫癜发病机制中的作用

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    刘小群

    2011-01-01

    CD4 + CD25 + regulatory T cells(Treg) are thought to be a subgroup of mature CD4 + T cells.Forkhead winged helix transcription factor-3 (Foxp3)is specifically expressed on them and plays a key role in their development and function. CD4 + CD25 + Treg cells can maintain the stabilization of internal environment by two principal pathways to suppress the immunological function: the direct suppression of the target cells by cell-contact and the secretion of suppressor cytokines. At present, it has been considered that decreased number and dysfunction of CD4+ CD25+ Treg cells are closely related to pathogenesis of autoimmune disease. Recent findings show that CD4+ CD25+ Treg cells play an important role in pathogenesis of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura.%CD4+ CD25+调节性T细胞(regulatory T cell,Treg)是一种成熟的CD4+T细胞亚群,而叉头翼状螺旋转录因子3(forkhead winged helix transcription factor-3,Foxp3)特异性表达于该细胞上,对其发育和功能起关键作用。CD4+ CD25+ Treg细胞主要通过直接接触和分泌抑制性细胞因子两大途径发挥免疫抑制功能,维持机体内环境的稳定。目前认为其数目减少和功能障碍与自身免疫性疾病的发生密切相关。近年来研究表明CD4+ CD25+ Treg细胞在特发性血小板减少性紫癜的发病中起重要作用。

  11. Apoptosis induced by low-dose aminophylline in asthmatic peripheral blood CD4+CD25+T regulatory cells%小剂量氨茶碱对支气管哮喘患者外周血CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞凋亡的影响

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    梁瑞韵; 伍卫; 黄瑾; 江山平; 张蔚

    2009-01-01

    目的 观察小剂量氨茶碱对分离培养的健康人和支气管哮喘(简称哮喘)患者外周血CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞(T regulatory cells,Treg)凋亡的影响.方法 经密度梯度离心法、尼龙棉柱法、磁珠分离法分离出健康人和哮喘患者外周血CD4+CD25+Treg,分小剂量氨茶碱(1.13 mg/L)、及空白组培养72 h后,用流式细胞仪检测凋亡率变化.结果 ①健康人外周血CD4+CD25+Treg的纯度为77.4%~92.3%,哮喘患者CD4+CD25+Treg的纯度为75.2%~93.8%.②CD4+CD25+Treg占外周血CD4+T细胞的比例在健康组为4.12%~7.98%,在哮喘组为4.51%~8.68%.两者差异无统计学意义.③小剂量氨茶碱均可以诱导健康组及哮喘组外周血CD4+CD25+Treg凋亡率增加(P<0.05).结论 小剂量氨茶碱(1.13 mg/L)可能通过促进CD4+CD25+Treg凋亡来发挥免疫调节作用.

  12. Ozone and allergen exposure during postnatal development alters the frequency and airway distribution of CD25+ cells in infant rhesus monkeys

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    The epidemiologic link between air pollutant exposure and asthma has been supported by experimental findings, but the mechanisms are not understood. In this study, we evaluated the impact of combined ozone and house dust mite (HDM) exposure on the immunophenotype of peripheral blood and airway lymphocytes from rhesus macaque monkeys during the postnatal period of development. Starting at 30 days of age, monkeys were exposed to 11 cycles of filtered air, ozone, HDM aerosol, or ozone + HDM aerosol. Each cycle consisted of ozone delivered at 0.5 ppm for 5 days (8 h/day), followed by 9 days of filtered air; animals received HDM aerosol during the last 3 days of each ozone exposure period. Between 2-3 months of age, animals co-exposed to ozone + HDM exhibited a decline in total circulating leukocyte numbers and increased total circulating lymphocyte frequency. At 3 months of age, blood CD4+/CD25+ lymphocytes were increased with ozone + HDM. At 6 months of age, CD4+/CD25+ and CD8+/CD25+ lymphocyte populations increased in both blood and lavage of ozone + HDM animals. Overall volume of CD25+ cells within airway mucosa increased with HDM exposure. Ozone did not have an additive effect on volume of mucosal CD25+ cells in HDM-exposed animals, but did alter the anatomical distribution of this cell type throughout the proximal and distal airways. We conclude that a window of postnatal development is sensitive to air pollutant and allergen exposure, resulting in immunomodulation of peripheral blood and airway lymphocyte frequency and trafficking

  13. CDK6-mediated repression of CD25 is required for induction and maintenance of Notch1-induced T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

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    Jena, N; Sheng, J; Hu, J K; Li, W; Zhou, W; Lee, G; Tsichlis, N; Pathak, A; Brown, N; Deshpande, A; Luo, C; Hu, G F; Hinds, P W; Van Etten, R A; Hu, M G

    2016-05-01

    T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) is a high-risk subset of acute leukemia, characterized by frequent activation of Notch1 or AKT signaling, where new therapeutic approaches are needed. We showed previously that cyclin-dependent kinase 6 (CDK6) is required for thymic lymphoblastic lymphoma induced by activated AKT. Here, we show CDK6 is required for initiation and maintenance of Notch-induced T-ALL. In a mouse retroviral model, hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells lacking CDK6 protein or expressing kinase-inactive (K43M) CDK6 are resistant to induction of T-ALL by activated Notch, whereas those expressing INK4-insensitive (R31C) CDK6 are permissive. Pharmacologic inhibition of CDK6 kinase induces CD25 and RUNX1 expression, cell cycle arrest and apoptosis in mouse and human T-ALL. Ablation of Cd25 in a K43M background restores Notch-induced T leukemogenesis, with disease that is resistant to CDK6 inhibitors in vivo. These data support a model whereby CDK6-mediated suppression of CD25 is required for initiation of T-ALL by activated Notch1, and CD25 induction mediates the therapeutic response to CDK6 inhibition in established T-ALL. These results both validate CDK6 as a molecular target for therapy of this subset of T-ALL and suggest that CD25 expression could serve as a biomarker for responsiveness of T-ALL to CDK4/6 inhibitor therapy. PMID:26707936

  14. Numerical status of CD4+CD25+FoxP3+ and CD8+CD28- regulatory T cells in multiple sclerosis

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    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Objective(s: Regulatory T cells, including CD4+CD25+Fox3+ and CD8+CD28- cells play an important role in regulating the balance between immunity and tolerance. Since multiple sclerosis is an inflammatory autoimmune disease, regulatory T cells are considered to be involved in its pathogenesis. In this study, we investigated the circulatory numbers of the two mentioned types of regulatory T cells and also their association with different clinical characteristics in 84 multiple sclerosis patients. Materials and Methods: 84 patients with multiple sclerosis and 75 normal individuals were studied. Demographic and clinical information of all participants were collected via questionnaire and clinical examination as well as MRI. The peripheral blood frequency of two different subgroups of regulatory T cells (CD4+ CD25+Foxp3+ and CD8+CD28- cells were analyzed by flow cytometry using anti-human antibodies conjugated with CD4-FITC / CD25-PE/Foxp3-PE-Cy5, CD3-PE/CD8a-PE-Cy5/CD28-FITC. Results: The frequency of CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ cells in multiple sclerosis patients was significantly less than that in healthy controls (P=0.006 and in mild forms less than that in sever forms (P=0.003. There was not any correlation between the frequency of regulatory T cells and different clinical variables. Conclusion: Our results showed that the number of CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ cells decreases significantly in multiple sclerosis patients, which probably shows the regulatory role of these cells in multiple sclerosis.

  15. CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞在不同肝脏肿瘤中的表达及意义%Expression and Significance of CD4+ CD25+ Regulatory T Cells in Different Liver Tumors

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    王俊; 罗英; 颜秉菊

    2012-01-01

    目的:研究CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞(Treg)在不同肝脏肿瘤中的分布特点,评价其在肿瘤发生和发展中的作用.方法:根据病理诊断结果将80例肝脏肿瘤分为肝局灶性结节状增生(FNH)组10例、不典型腺瘤样增生(AAH)组10例以及原发性肝癌(HCC)组60例.另选取10例正常肝组织(肝血管瘤边缘肝组织)石蜡包埋标本为对照组.采用双重酶标免疫组化染色的方法测定不同肝脏肿瘤切片中Treg细胞的表达状况.对比分析Treg细胞在FNH、AAH和HCC各组中的表达特点,并进一步分析在HCC组中Treg细胞表达的影响因素.结果:对照组及FNH组中均未发现Treg细胞的表达.AAH组、HCC组中有Treg细胞的表达,且HCC组较AAH组增多(P<0.01).在癌旁组织中已有Treg 细胞浸润,但较肝癌组织中Treg细胞数量少(P<0.01).肝癌组织中不同患者性别、年龄、术前AFP水平的Treg细胞数量差异无统计学意义,而在不同肿瘤大小、肿瘤包膜是否完整及术前HBV-DNA水平是否升高中Treg细胞数量差异有统计学意义(P<0.05或P<0.01).结论:Treg细胞的表达与肿瘤的发生和发展有关,在肿瘤免疫中起负调节作用.%Objective:To investigate the distribution of CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells(Treg) in different liver tumors, and the role in the process of tumor occurrence and development. Methods: According to the pathological result, 80 patients were divided into focal nodular hyperplasia group (FNH, n=10), atypical adenomatous hyperplasia group (AAH, n=10) and he-patocellular carcinoma group (HCC, n=60). Another 10 cases of normal liver tissue (liver hemangioina edge of the liver) were selected for the control group. The expression of Treg cells in different tumor slices was detected by double ELISA of immuno-histochemical staining. The expression of Treg cells was compared between FNH, AAH and HCC groups. The influencing factors of Treg cells were analyzed between groups in HCC groups. Results

  16. Tumor necrosis factor-alpha-induced activation of RhoA in airway smooth muscle cells: role in the Ca2+ sensitization of myosin light chain20 phosphorylation.

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    Hunter, Irene; Cobban, Hannah J; Vandenabeele, Peter; MacEwan, David J; Nixon, Graeme F

    2003-03-01

    Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF), an inflammatory cytokine, has a potentially important role in the pathogenesis of bronchial asthma and may contribute to airway hyper-responsiveness. Recent evidence has revealed that TNF can increase the Ca(2+) sensitivity of agonist-stimulated myosin light chain(20) (MLC(20)) phosphorylation and contractility in guinea pig airway smooth muscle (ASM). In the present study, the potential intracellular pathways responsible for this TNF-induced Ca(2+) sensitization were investigated. In permeabilized cultured guinea pig ASM cells, recombinant human TNF stimulated an increase in Ca(2+)-activated MLC(20) phosphorylation under Ca(2+) "clamp" conditions. This increased MLC(20) phosphorylation was inhibited by preincubation with the Rho-kinase inhibitor Y27632. TNF also increased the proportion of GTP-bound RhoA, as measured using rhotekin Rho-binding domain, in a time course compatible with a role in the TNF-induced Ca(2+) sensitization. In cultured human ASM cells, recombinant human TNF also activated RhoA with a similar time course. In addition, TNF stimulated phosphorylation of the regulatory subunit of the myosin phosphatase, which was inhibited by Y27632. Although human ASM cells expressed both receptor subtypes, TNF-R1 and TNF-R2, the activation of RhoA was predominantly via stimulation of the TNF-R1, although RhoA did not immunoprecipitate with the TNF-R1. In conclusion, the TNF-induced increase in the Ca(2+) sensitivity of MLC(20) phosphorylation is through stimulation of the TNF-R1 receptor and via a RhoA/Rho-kinase pathway leading to inhibition of the myosin light chain phosphatase. This intracellular mechanism may contribute to TNF-induced airway hyper-responsiveness. PMID:12606782

  17. 体外培养扩增CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞的实验观察%Proliferation of CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells of rat by different cytokines in vitro

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    王子函; 朱继业; 李涛; 冷希圣

    2008-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the effects of cytokines on tlle proliferation and function of CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cell(Treg).Mellaotis Tregs were isolated from na(i)ve C57BL/6 mice spleen and lymph nodes.Mature dendritic cells(mDC)were isolated from DBA/2 mice,co-cultured with Tregs,and divided into 4 groups with or without interleukin-2(IL-2),interleukin-4(IL-4),and interleukin-15(IL-15)added into the culture fluid.Fluorescence.activated cell sorting(FACS)was used to detect the Treg proliferation and apoptosis with CFSE and annexin-V staining.The co-cuhure increased Tregs were divided into 5 groups:CFSE labeled naive CIM+ CD25-T cells,self-proliferated Treg,Treg mixedly cultured with IL-2 mDC,and Teff,Treg mixedly cultured with IL-4,mDC,and Teff,and Treg mixedly cultured with IL-15,mDC,and Teff,a control group included Teff co-cultured with mDC.FACS was used 5 d later to evalugte the suppressive function of the Treg Oil the Teff. The expression of Foxp3,indicating the phenotype of Treg was detected.Results FASC showed that the values of precursor frequency(PF)of the Tregs stimulated by IL-2,IL-4,and IL-15 were 31.3%,28.9%,and 34.5%respectively,all significantly higher than that of the control group(14.5% all P<0.05),and the values of proliferation index(PI)of the Tregs stimulated by IL-2,IL-4,and IL-15 were 1.9,1.7,and 1.8 respectively,all significantly higher than that of the control group(1.5,all P<0.05).,The apoptotic rates of the Tregs stimulated by IL-2,IL-4,and IL-15 were 12.8%,11.4%,and 12.7% respectively,all signifieanfly lower tllan that of the control group(28.9%,P<0.05).The Foxp3 expression rate of the Tregs stimulated by IL-2,IL-4,and IL-15was 91.75%.Conclusion IL-2.IL-4.and IL-15 in the in vitro culture of Treg stimulate the Treg proliferation,reduce tlleir apoptosis,and maintain their suppressive function.The proliferated Tregs still maintain their phenotype,highly expressing Foxp3.%目的 观察细胞因子体外培养扩增CD4+CD25+调节性T细

  18. The Detection and Significance of CD4+CD25+CD127lo/-Tregs in Peripheral Blood CD4+T Cells of Healthy and Asthma Patients during Exacerbation and Remission%急性发作期和缓解期哮喘患者外周血CD4+CD25+CD127lo/-Treg的检测和意义

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    上官文姬; 沈惠风; 王利民; 叶人诵

    2011-01-01

    目的:通过检测健康人、急性发作期和缓解期哮喘患者外周血CD4+CD25+CD127lo/-Treg细胞的表达水平,探讨该细胞表达水平的变化与哮喘患者病情严重程度的关系.方法:采集急性发作期、缓解期哮喘患者及健康人外周抗凝血,用流式细胞术检测其外周血中CD4+CD25+CD127lo/-Treg细胞占CD4+T细胞的比例.结果:哮喘急性发作组和缓解组患者外周血中CD4+CD25+CD127lo/-Treg细胞占CD4+T细胞的百分比低于健康对照组(P<0.05);哮喘急性发作期组CD4+CD25+CD127lo/-Treg细胞占CD4+T细胞的百分比低于哮喘缓解组(P<0.05).结论:CD4+CD25+ CD127lo/-Treg细胞数量减少可能参与了哮喘的发病过程.%Objective:To investigate the relationship between the expression levels of CD4 + CD25 + CD127lo/-Tregs in peripheral blood of asthma patients during exacerbation or remission. Methods: A total of 2 ml peripheral blood were collected in healthy or asthma patients during exacerbation and remission. The percentage of CD4+ CD25 + CDl27lo/-Tregs in CD4+ T cells by flow cytometry were detected. Results: A significant decrease of the percentage of CD4+ CD25+ CD127lo/- Tregs in CD4+ T cells was observed in exacerbation and remission groups compared with control group (P<0.05). This was also detected in exacerbation group compared with remission group (P<0.05). Conclusions: The CD4+ CD25+ CD127lo/-Tregs play a key role in the pathogenesis of asthma and its decrease,which may lead to immune dysfunction, may be involved in the mechanisms of asthma.

  19. Role of CD4+CD25+ regulation cells and expressing of FOXP3 in the pathogenesis of children with asthma%哮喘患儿CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞及FOXP3的表达

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    史彧; 褚莉莉; 张兰芳; 赵德育

    2009-01-01

    目的:研究CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞在哮喘儿童外周血中的比例改变,并探讨其临床意义.方法:采用细胞内染色的流式细胞术检测急性发作期哮喘患儿外周血CD4+CD25+Treg及其调控基因FOXP3的表达,并与健康对照组进行比较.结果:急性发作期哮喘患儿外周血CD4和CD25双阳性细胞所占比例与健康对照组无明显差异(P>0.05),而CD4+CD25+FOXP3调节性T细胞在外周血中的比例明显低于健康对照组(P<0.01).结论:哮喘患儿外周血CD4+CD25+FOXP3调节性T细胞在外周血中的比例明显减少,可能与哮喘的发病机制有关.

  20. CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+调节性T细胞在成人过敏性哮喘急性发作期和缓解期外周血中的表达%The Level of CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+ Tregs in Peripheral Blood of Allergic Asthma Patients with Acute Stage or Stationary Phase

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    陈敏; 樊黎; 吴晓立

    2012-01-01

    目的:探讨成人过敏性哮喘急性发作期和缓解期外周血中CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+ 调节性T 细胞的表达情况及与病情的相关性.方法:收集健康人、过敏性哮喘急性发作期和缓解期患者外周血,流式细胞术测定CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+ Treg 的比例.结果:CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+ Treg 细胞在三组间的差异有统计学意义.哮喘缓解期组、哮喘急性期组较健康对照组该细胞比例均明显下降,哮喘急性期组较哮喘缓解期组更低.CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+ Treg 细胞数量与哮喘病情严重程度呈负相关.结论:CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+ 调节性T 细胞可能在过敏性哮喘的发病过程中起重要作用,它的降低导致的免疫缺陷可能与哮喘的发生相关.

  1. 哮喘患儿CD4+CD25+T细胞FoxP3表达的意义%Significance of Expression of Intracellular FoxP3 in CD4+CD25+T Cells in Children with Asthma

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    陈跃华; 朱华芳; 范婷婷

    2007-01-01

    目的 研究表达FoxP3的CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞在哮喘儿童外周血中的比例改变,探讨其在发病机制中的意义.方法 采用细胞内染色的流式细胞术及定量PCR方法,分别在蛋白质和mRNA水平检测哮喘患儿外周血FoxP3表达,并与健康对照组进行比较.结果 哮喘患儿CD4和CD25双阳性细胞所占比例与健康对照组比较无明显差异,而CD4+CD25high和 CD4+CD25+FoxP3+细胞明显低于对照组(Pa<0.05).FoxP3 mRNA表达水平与蛋白质表达水平变化一致.结论 哮喘患儿CD4+CD25+FoxP3+调节性T细胞明显减少,可能与哮喘的发病机制有关.

  2. Fibrinogen Alpha Chain Precursor and Apolipoprotein A-I in Urine as Biomarkers for Noninvasive Diagnosis of Calcium Oxalate Nephrolithiasis: A Proteomics Study

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    Wei Zhu

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Calcium oxalate nephrolithiasis is the most common urological disease, but noninvasive and convenient methods of diagnosis are rarely available. Objective. The present study aimed to identify potential urine biomarkers for noninvasive diagnosis of CaOx nephrolithiasis. Methodology. Urine samples from 72 patients with CaOx nephrolithiasis and 30 healthy controls were collected and proteomics analysis was performed using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-time of flight-mass spectrometer (MALDI-TOF-MS. Results. Thirteen proteins/peptides displayed statistically significant differences. The peptides of m/z 1207.23 and 2773.86 were selected by the genetic algorithm (GA to build a possible diagnostic model. The area under the curve of m/z 1207.23 and 2773.86 was 0.936 and 0.987, respectively. The diagnostic model in distinguishing patients and healthy subjects showed 100% sensitivity and specificity. The peak at m/z 2773.86 was identified as fibrinogen alpha chain (FGA with the sequence G.EGDFLAEGGGVR.G, and the peak at m/z 2773.86 was identified as apolipoprotein A-I (apoA-I with the sequence L.PVLESFKVSFLSALEEYTKKLNTQ. Conclusion. The study results strongly suggested that urinary FGA and apoA-I are highly sensitive and specific biomarkers for noninvasive diagnosis of CaOx nephrolithiasis.

  3. Long-chain fatty acids regulate liver carnitine palmitoyltransferase I gene (L-CPT I) expression through a peroxisome-proliferator-activated receptor alpha (PPARalpha)-independent pathway.

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    Louet, J F; Chatelain, F; Decaux, J F; Park, E A; Kohl, C; Pineau, T; Girard, J; Pegorier, J P

    2001-01-01

    Liver carnitine palmitoyltransferase I (L-CPT I) catalyses the transfer of long-chain fatty acid (LCFA) for translocation across the mitochondrial membrane. Expression of the L-CPT I gene is induced by LCFAs as well as by lipid-lowering compounds such as clofibrate. Previous studies have suggested that the peroxisome-proliferator-activated receptor alpha (PPARalpha) is a common mediator of the transcriptional effects of LCFA and clofibrate. We found that free LCFAs rather than acyl-CoA esters are the signal metabolites responsible for the stimulation of L-CPT I gene expression. Using primary culture of hepatocytes we found that LCFAs failed to stimulate L-CPT I gene expression both in wild-type and PPARalpha-null mice. These results suggest that the PPARalpha-knockout mouse does not represent a suitable model for the regulation of L-CPT I gene expression by LCFAs in the liver. Finally, we determined that clofibrate stimulates L-CPT I through a classical direct repeat 1 (DR1) motif in the promoter of the L-CPT I gene while LCFAs induce L-CPT I via elements in the first intron of the gene. Our results demonstrate that LCFAs can regulate gene expression through PPARalpha-independent pathways and suggest that the regulation of gene expression by dietary lipids is more complex than previously proposed. PMID:11171094

  4. Patients with ovarian carcinoma excrete different altered levels of urine CD59, kininogen-1 and fragments of inter-alpha-trypsin inhibitor heavy chain H4 and albumin

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    Hashim Onn H

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Diagnosis of ovarian carcinoma is in urgent need for new complementary biomarkers for early stage detection. Proteins that are aberrantly excreted in the urine of cancer patients are excellent biomarker candidates for development of new noninvasive protocol for early diagnosis and screening purposes. In the present study, urine samples from patients with ovarian carcinoma were analysed by two-dimensional gel electrophoresis and the profiles generated were compared to those similarly obtained from age-matched cancer negative women. Results Significant reduced levels of CD59, kininogen-1 and a 39 kDa fragment of inter-alpha-trypsin inhibitor heavy chain H4 (ITIH4, and enhanced excretion of a 19 kDa fragment of albumin, were detected in the urine of patients with ovarian carcinoma compared to the control subjects. The different altered levels of the proteins were confirmed by Western blotting using antisera and a lectin that bind to the respective proteins. Conclusion CD59, kininogen-1 and fragments of ITIH4 and albumin may be used as complementary biomarkers in the development of new noninvasive protocols for diagnosis and screening of ovarian carcinoma.

  5. Cutting edge: dominant effect of Ile50Val variant of the human IL-4 receptor alpha-chain in IgE synthesis.

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    Mitsuyasu, H; Yanagihara, Y; Mao, X Q; Gao, P S; Arinobu, Y; Ihara, K; Takabayashi, A; Hara, T; Enomoto, T; Sasaki, S; Kawai, M; Hamasaki, N; Shirakawa, T; Hopkin, J M; Izuhara, K

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    Two variants of the IL-4R alpha-chain (IL-4Ralpha) gene have been recently identified in association with different atopic disorders. To clarify the etiological relationship between the two variants, we analyzed responsiveness to IL-4 of transfectants with four kinds of IL-4Ralpha carrying either Val or Ile at 50 and either Gln or Arg at 551. The substitution of Ile for Val augmented STAT6 activation, proliferation, and transcription activity of the Iepsilon promoter by IL-4, whereas that of Arg for Gln did not change these IL-4 signals. Arg551 was not associated with atopic asthma in the Japanese population. CD23 expression and IgE synthesis by IL-4 were augmented in Ile50-bearing PBMC, compared with those bearing Val50. Taken together, substitution of Arg551 does not enhance the IL-4 signal for generation of germline epsilon transcript, whereas the substitution of Ile50 contributes to enhancement of IgE synthesis. PMID:9973373

  6. Expression of anti-tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFα) single-chain variable fragment (scFv) in Spirodela punctata plants transformed with Agrobacterium tumefaciens.

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    Balaji, Parthasarathy; Satheeshkumar, P K; Venkataraman, Krishnan; Vijayalakshmi, M A

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    Therapeutic antibodies against tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFα) have been considered effective for some of the autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's diseases, and so on. But associated limitations of the current therapeutics in terms of cost, availability, and immunogenicity have necessitated the need for alternative candidates. Single-chain variable fragment (scFv) can negate the limitations tagged with the anti-TNFα therapeutics to a greater extent. In the present study, Spirodela punctata plants were transformed with anti-TNFα through in planta transformation using Agrobacterium tumefaciens strain, EHA105. Instead of cefotaxime, garlic extract (1 mg/mL) was used to remove the agrobacterial cells after cocultivation. To the best of our knowledge, this report shows for the first time the application of plant extracts in transgenic plant development. 95% of the plants survived screening under hygromycin. ScFv cDNA integration in the plant genomic DNA was confirmed at the molecular level by PCR. The transgenic protein expression was followed up to 10 months. Expression of scFv was confirmed by immunodot blot. Protein expression levels of up to 6.3% of total soluble protein were observed. β-Glucuronidase and green fluorescent protein expressions were also detected in the antibiotic resistant plants. The paper shows the generation of transgenic Spirodela punctuata plants through in planta transformation. PMID:25786575

  7. Proteomic demonstration of the recurrent presence of inter-alpha-inhibitor H4 heavy-chain during aspergillosis induced in an animal model.

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    Desoubeaux, Guillaume; Jourdan, Marie-Lise; Valera, Lionel; Jardin, Bénédicte; Hem, Sonia; Caille, Agnès; Cormier, Bénédicte; Marchand-Adam, Sylvain; Bailly, Éric; Diot, Patrice; Chandenier, Jacques

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    Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis remains a matter of great concern in oncology/haematology, intensive care units and organ transplantation departments. Despite the availability of various diagnostic tools with attractive features, new markers of infection are required for better medical care. We therefore looked for potential pulmonary biomarkers of aspergillosis, by carrying out two-dimensional (2D) gel electrophoresis comparing the proteomes of bronchial-alveolar lavage fluids (BALF) from infected rats and from control rats presenting non-specific inflammation, both immunocompromised. A bioinformatic analysis of the 2D-maps revealed significant differences in the abundance of 20 protein spots (ANOVA P-value0.8). One of these proteins, identified by mass spectrometry, was considered of potential interest: inter-alpha-inhibitor H4 heavy-chain (ITIH4), characterised for the first time in this infectious context. Western blotting confirmed its overabundance in all infected BALF, particularly at early stages of murine aspergillosis. Further investigations were carried on rat serum, and confirmed that ITIH4 levels increased during experimental aspergillosis. Preliminary results in human samples strengthened this trend. To our knowledge, this is the first description of the involvement of ITIH4 in aspergillosis. PMID:24360996

  8. Anti-TNF-alpha therapy induces a distinct regulatory T cell population in patients with rheumatoid arthritis via TGF-beta

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    Nadkarni, S.; Mauri, C; Ehrenstein, M. R.

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    The induction of regulatory T (T reg) cells holds considerable potential as a treatment for autoimmune diseases. We have previously shown that CD4(+)CD25(hi) T reg cells isolated from patients with active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have a defect in their ability to suppress proinflammatory cytokine production by CD4(+)CD25(-) T cells. This defect, however, was overcome after anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha antibody (infliximab) therapy. Here, we demonstrate that infliximab therapy gives...

  9. Changes of CD4+CD25+Regulatory T Cells in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome and the Effects of Atorvastatin

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    HU Zhenping; LI Dazhu; HU Yingfeng; YANG Keping

    2007-01-01

    The function of CD4+CD25+regulatory T lymphocytes (Treg) in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and the effects of atorvastatin were investigated. Forty-eight patients with ACS were randomly divided into two groups: group C receiving conventional therapy (n=24), and group C+A receiving conventional therapy+atorvastatin (10 mg/day, n=24). T lymphocytes from ACS patients (before and 2 weeks after the treatment) or 18 healthy subjects were separated and the flow cytometry was used to measure the percentage of Treg. The inhibitory ability of Treg on effector T cells was determined by mixed lymphocyte reaction (MLR). ELISA was used to measure the serum levels of cytokines (IL-10, TGF-β1 and IFN-γ) before and after treatment. The results showed that as compared with normal control group, Treg percentage was decreased significantly (P<0.01), the in- hibitory ability of Treg on the T lymphocytes proliferation was reduced (P<0.01), IFN-γ, levels were increased and IL-10 and TGF-β1 levels were lowered in ACS patients. After treatment with atorvas- tatin, Treg percentage and the inhibitory ability of Treg on T lymphocytes proliferation were signifi- cantly increased in ACS patients. Serum IFN-γ, was decreased significantly, while IL-10 and TGF-β1 were elevated significantly as compared with the non-atorvastatin group. The number of Treg was positively correlated with serum TGF-β1, but negatively with serum IFN-γ and CRP. It was concluded that ACS was associated with decreased number and defected function of Treg, which may play an important role in initiating immune-inflammatory response in ACS. The inhibitory ef- fects of atorvastatin on inflammation in ACS may be due to its beneficial effects on Treg and restora- tion of immune homeostasis.

  10. 应用iDC从G-CSF动员的外周血中诱导产生CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞%Characteristics of induced CD4+CD25+ regulatory T lymphocytes in G-CSF mobilized peripheral blood by iCD

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    苏虹; 王忱诚; 王保龙; 彭美玲

    2012-01-01

    目的 探讨在粒细胞集落刺激因子(G-CSF)动员的外周血单个核细胞(PBMC)中诱导产生CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞(Treg)的可行性及其表型和功能.方法 收集G-CSF动员和未动员的BALB/c ♀鼠的PBMC,采用磁活性标记的细胞分选法 (MACS) 分选BALB/c ♀鼠的CD4+CD25-T细胞和CD4+CD25+T细胞及C57BL/6 ♂鼠的CD11c+未成熟树突细胞(iDC),建立细胞培养体系,经iDC体外诱导G-CSF动员和未动员的CD4+CD25-T细胞转换为CD4+CD25+Treg细胞(iTreg).分别应用流式细胞术、混合淋巴细胞反应技术检测诱导后细胞的CD25、Foxp3的表达水平以及抑制功能,比较G-CSF动员与非动员组间iTreg的表型和抑制功能的差异.结果 iDC诱导G-CSF未动员和动员的组间CD25+分子表达率分别为(76.8±4.1)%和(90.4±5.3)%,差异有统计学意义(P<0.01);两组诱导产生的CD25+T细胞的Foxp3表达水平分别为(64.1±2.7)%和(59.5±3.2)%,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05).iDC诱导G-CSF未动员和动员的外周血产生的iCD4+CD25+Treg均表现出免疫抑制功能,其中动员后诱导生成的iTreg的免疫抑制效应明显增强.结论 应用iDC从G-CSF动员的外周血中诱导产生的iCD4+CD25+Treg具有更强的体外抑制效应,为自身免疫性疾病的治疗提供新的思路和手段.%Objective To explore the feasibility of inducing CD4+ CD25 + regulatory T lymphocytes (Tregs) from mononuclear cells of granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) mobilized peripheral blood , and to analyze the phenotype and function of these cells . Methods G-CSF mobilized and un-mobilized peripheral blood mononuclear cells were collected from BALB/c murine. CD4 + CD25 - T cells and CD4 + CD25 + T cells of BALB/c murine, and CDllc+ cells (immature dendritic cell, iDC) of C57BL/6 murine were separated with magnetic activated cell sorting (MACS) respectively. Different cell culture systems were set up to induce CD4+ CD25+ Tregs (iTregs) by iDC from mononuclear cells of G

  11. Expression of mRNAs coding for the alpha 1 chain of type XIII collagen in human fetal tissues: comparison with expression of mRNAs for collagen types I, II, and III

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    This paper describes the topographic distribution of the multiple mRNAs coding for a novel human short-chain collagen, the alpha 1 chain of type XIII collagen. To identify the tissues and cells expressing these mRNAs, human fetal tissues of 15-19 gestational wk were studied by Northern and in situ hybridizations. The distribution pattern of the type XIII collagen mRNAs was compared with that of fibrillar collagen types I, II, and III using specific human cDNA probes for each collagen type. No...

  12. 雾化吸入变应原对支气管哮喘外周血CD4+CD25+Foxp3+Treg的影响%Effects of Desensitization of Allergen Nebulization on Blood CD4 + CD25 + Foxp3 + Treg in the Prevention and Treatment of Asthma

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    李红华; 赵娟; 张景鸿

    2012-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the effect of allergen nebulization on the ratio of blood CD4 + CD25 + Foxp3 + Treg in asthma. Methods 40 patients with Der. p and Der. f allergy and newly diagnosed uncontrolled moderate persistent bronchial asthma were randomly divided into 2 groups; group A and group B (20 per group). The patients in group B were nebulized with specific allergen twice a week for 6 months. Both groups were treated with salmeterol xinafoate and fluticasone propionate powder. The percentage of CD4 + CD25 + Foxp3 + Treg cells in peripheral blood was determined by flow cytometry. ACT, airway responsiveness and lung function were performed before and after treatment. Results The negative conversion rates of Bronchial Provocation Test in group B were higher than group A significantly. The percentage of CD4 + CD25 + Foxp3 + Treg cells increased in group B when compared with group A(P <0. 05). Conclusion CD4 + CD25 + Foxp3 + T cells played an important immunomudulatory role in immunotherapy of allergen nebulization in treatment of asthma.%目的 探讨CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+ Treg细胞在哮喘变应原雾化吸入减敏治疗的作用.方法 粉尘螨和屋尘螨点刺阳性的支气管哮喘患者随机分为A组(常规治疗)和B组(变应原吸入减敏),各20例.B组雾化吸入特异性变应原,A组雾化吸入以生理盐水代替,两组给予相同的基础治疗.治疗前、后用流式细胞术(FCM)检测外周血中CD4+CD25+ Foxp3+T细胞占CD4 +T细胞比例;进行哮喘控制评分和肺功能、气道反应性测定.结果 治疗后B组ACT评分高于A组,两组肺功能均有明显增加.B组支气管激发试验转阴率明显高于A组.B组外周血中CD4+ CD25+Foxp3+T细胞占CD4 +T细胞比例较A组明显升高(P<0.05).结论 CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+T细胞在变应原雾化吸入减敏防治支气管哮喘中发挥免疫调节作用.

  13. Effect of different doses of rapamycin (RAPA) on Kunming-strain mouse CD4 + CD25 + Treg cells proliferations%不同剂量雷帕霉素对小鼠体内CD4+CD25+Treg细胞的影响

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    彭磊磊; 葛圣林; 张成鑫

    2011-01-01

    目的 研究不同剂量雷帕霉素对小鼠体内Treg细胞的影响.方法 将SPF级昆明系小鼠60只随机分为对照组(A)和实验组(B、C、D),B、C、D三组分别灌胃雷帕霉素1、2、3 mg·kg-1,A组每天予以无菌水灌胃,共3周.3周后,无菌条件下心脏采血,EDTA抗凝,分离脾脏,制备单细胞悬液,采用流式细胞仪检测小鼠外周血和脾脏中CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞水平(CD4+CD25+Treg细胞占CD4+ T细胞的百分比).结果 实验组(B、C、D)小鼠外周血和脾细胞中CD4+CD25+Treg细胞水平分别为(9.62±1.43)%、(13.76±1.97)%、(15.41±2.45)%和(12.23±4.56)%、(23.03±6.18)%、(25.17±6.42)%,对照组(A)小鼠外周血和脾细胞中CD4+CD25+Treg细胞水平分别为(3.52±0.65)%和(6.53±3.01)%,无论是在外周血还是脾细胞中,B、C、D组CD4+CD25+Treg细胞水平明显高于A组(P0.05).结论 雷帕霉素能够诱导昆明系小鼠体内CD4+CD25+Treg细胞增殖,其使用剂量可以影响CD4+CD25+Treg细胞的增殖程度.%Aim To investigate how rapamycin (RAPA) at different doses levels induce Kunming-strain mouse CD4 + CD25 + Treg cells proliferations. Methods 60 Kunming-strain mice at the age of 8 weeks were divided into a control group (A) and three experimental groups (B, C,D). The mice in groups B,C and D were fed RAPA 1 ,2 and 3 mg · kg -1 intragastric administration. The mice in group A were given sterile water as the control group. After three weeks, under sterile conditions by collecting the peripheral blood and then seperating the splenocytes (EDTA anticoagulant) ,we were able to generate a single-cell suspension. The level of CD4 + CD25 + Treg cells in the mouse peripheral blood and splenocytes were detected by flow cytometer. (The ratio of CD4 + CD25 + Treg cells to CD4 + CD25 Treg cells). Results The CD4 + CD25 + Treg cells in the mouse peripheral blood and splenocytes of the experimental groups (B, C, D) were (9.62± 1.43)% ,(13.76 ± 1.97)% ,(15.41 ±2.45)% and (12.23 ±4

  14. 高迁移率族蛋白B1对小鼠调节性T细胞与CD4+CD25-T细胞相互作用的影响%Influence of high mobility group box-1 protein on the correlation between regulatory T cells and CD4+CD25-T cells of spleen in mice

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    张莹; 姚咏明; 于燕; 吴瑶; 盛志勇

    2008-01-01

    Objective To investigate the influence of high mobility group box-1 protein(HMGB1)on the immunosuppression function of splenic regulatory T cells(Tregs)and its potential regulatory mechanism underlying the effect on CD4+CD25-T cells in mice.nethods CD4+CD25+Tregs isolated from the spleens of male BALB/c mice by magnetic beads were seeded on 96-well(1×105 cells/well)cell culture plates coated with 1 μg/ml anti-CD3 and soluble CD28.After being stimulated with HMGB1 for different time and concentrations,the secretions of IL-2 and IL-10 were analyzed by ELISA.Tregs stimulated for 72 hours were cultured with CD4+CD25-T cells together.The suppressive activity of CD4+CD25+Treg to CD4+CD25-T cells was analyzed by MTT test.IL-2,IL-10,IL-4,and interferon(IFN)-γ in the cell suspensions were determined by ELISA.Resuits After stimulation with HMGB1,the suppressive activity of splenic Tregs in mice were significantly down-regulated at 72 hours,when the proportion of Tregs to CD4+CD25-T cells was 1:1.The secretion of IL-2 of Tregs stimulated by HMGB1 was not markedly changed(P>0.05).while a dose-dependent decrease between IL-10 induction and HMGB1 concentration was obviously(P<0.05).When CD4+CD25-T cells were cultured with stimulated Tregs,comparing with unstimulated-Treg group,levels of IL-2 and IFN-γ were elevated following the increased concentration of HMGB1(P<0.05 or P<0.01).Meanwhile the secretion of IL-4 and IL-10 significantly decreased when cultured with stimulated Tregs(P<0.05).Conclusions These data suggested that HMGB1 stimulation can result in significant down-regulation of immunosuppression of splenic Tregs in mice.HMGB1 might be a potential immunoregnlatory signal that influences the proliferation of effector T cells,secretion of IL-2 and cells-polarization by inhibiting CD4+CD25+Tregs activity.%目的 观察高迁移率族蛋白B1(HMGB1)对调节性T细胞(Treg)与CD4+CD25-T细胞相互作用的影响,并初步探讨其影

  15. Endogenous IRBP can be dispensable for generation of natural CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells that protect from IRBP-induced retinal autoimmunity

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    Grajewski, Rafael S.; Silver, Phyllis B.; Agarwal, Rajeev K.; Shao-bo SU; Chan, Chi-Chao; Liou, Gregory I.; Caspi, Rachel R.

    2006-01-01

    Susceptibility to experimental autoimmune uveitis (EAU), a model for human uveitis induced in mice with the retinal antigen interphotoreceptor retinoid-binding protein (IRBP), is controlled by “natural” CD4+CD25+ regulatory T (T reg) cells. To examine whether endogenous expression of IRBP is necessary to generate these T reg cells, we studied responses of IRBP knockout (KO) versus wild-type (WT) mice. Unexpectedly, not only WT but also IRBP KO mice immunized with a uveitogenic regimen of IRBP...

  16. The ex vivo Microenviroments in MLTC of Poorly Immunogenic Tumor Cells Facilitate Polarization of CD4+CD25+ Regulatory T Cells

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    Le Zhou; Hongyan Wang; Juxiang Xiao; Lusheng Si; Yili Wang

    2006-01-01

    CD4+CD25+ regulatory T (TR) cells play an important role in maintaining a balanced peripheral immune system.Recent studies have shown that TR cells may also play a key role in suppressing anti-tumor immune response. In order to investigate the tumor immune microenvironment and its influence on TR polarization, poorly immunogenic tumor cell line D5 (C57BL/6, H-2b), immunogenic tumor cell lines FBL3 (C57BL/6, H-2b) and H22 BALB/c, H-2d) were used to establish the syngeneic/allogeneic, poorly immunogenic/immunogenic mixed lymphocytes-tumor cell culture (MLTC). Our results revealed that the proportion of CD4+CD25+ T cells in MLTC of syngeneic primed splenocytes stimulated with D5 tumor cells was higher than that with H22 cells (0.43% vs 0.044%, and the similar results appeared in allogeneic splenocytes stimulated with D5 tumor cells (0.39% vs 0.04%).The splenocytes stimulated with supernatant from syngeneic MLTC of D5 tumor cells demonstrated higher proportion of CD4+CD25+ cells than that from allogeneic MLTC of D5 tumor cells, and the splenocytes stimulated with supernatant from syngeneic or allogeneic MLTC of H22 tumor cells generated lower proportion of CD4+CD25+ T cells than that of D5 tumor cells. The TGF-β1 and Th2-oriented cytokines (IL-4 and IL-10) were dominated in supernatants of syngeneic MLTC of poorly immunogenic tumor cells. Our results provided useful information for studying the mechanisms underlying tumor immune surveillance as well as for the tumor immunotherapy.

  17. Neonatal bacillus Calmette-Guerin vaccination inhibits de novo allergic inflammatory response in mice via alteration of CD4+CD25+T-regulatory cells

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    Qian LI; Hua-hao SHEN

    2009-01-01

    Aim: The hygiene hypothesis suggests a lack of bacterial infections would favor the development of allergic diseases. My-cobacterium bovis bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) infection can inhibit allergen-induced asthma reactions, but the underly-hag mechanism of this infection on the immunological responses is unclear. T-regulatory (Treg) cells are thought to play a role as a crucial immunoregulatory cells that are capable of regulating adaptive immune responses. We conducted this study to investigate whether the protective effect of the BCG vaccination on allergic pulmonary inflammation is associated with the alteration of CD4+CD25+ Treg cells in a murine asthma model and the mechanisms of Treg cells. Methods: Newborn C57BL/6 mice were vaccinated 3 times with BCG on d 0, 7, and 14 and subsequently sensitized and challenged with ovalbumin. Eosinophil infiltration was investigated. The frequencies of spleen CD4+CD25+ Treg cells and the expression of specific transcriptional factor Foxp3 were assayed. The cytotoxic lymphocyte associated antigen (CTLA)-4 expression and cytokine interleukin-10 (IL-10) and transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) levels were measured. Results: We showed that treatment of mice with BCG inhibited de novo allergic inflammatory response in a mouse model of asthma. BCG treatments are associated with the increase of CD4+CD25+ Treg cells and Foxp3 expression, accompanied by an increased CTLA-4 expression and cytokine IL-10 and TGF-β levels (P<0.05). Conclusion: Neonatal BCG vaccinations ameliorate de novo local eosinophilic inflammation induced by allergen and in-crease the numbers of CD4+CD25+ Treg cells and Foxp3 expression. The cell-cell contact inhibition and regulatory cytokine production may be involved in the regulatory mechanism.

  18. Percentage of CD4+, CD8+, and CD25+ T lymphocytes in peripheral blood of pigs in the course of experimental burns and necrectomy

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    Full Text Available The aim of the study was the evaluation of changes in the percentage profile of CD4+, CD8+, and CD25+ T lymphocytes, and their predictive value with respect to the course of experimental skin burns and early necrectomy in pigs. Thirty Large White Landrace pigs of both genders, weighing 50 kg (±2 kg, were used. Burns to their skin were performed with the use of a computer-controlled heating plate, applied to the animal’s body and heated to 2000°C, using 2.5 kg pressure for 10 s. It produced a burn of 30% (±2% of body surface with a range of damage between II b° and III°. In animals of each experimental group fascial necrectomy was performed, according to the testing module. Blood from experimental and non-treated control animals was collected from the external jugular vein before the beginning of the experiment (hour 0 and at 12, 24, 36, 48, 60, 72, 84, 96, 108, 120, 132, 144, 156, 168, and 180 h of the experiment. An immune response profile was evaluated using flow cytometry analysis of the level and expression dynamics of CD4+, CD8+, and CD25+ particles on the surface of T lymphocytes. The study demonstrated that experimentally-induced burns in pigs caused cell-mediated immune response reflected in the changes in the percentage of CD4+, CD8+, and CD25+ T lymphocytes, and that early necrectomy in burnt pigs acted in a protective manner for the organism, based on the immunological index values. The study also proved that the dynamics of cell-mediated immunological response intensification determined on the basis of the percentage of CD4+, CD8+, and CD25+ T lymphocytes is conditioned by the size of the burnt surface and the time of necrectomy procedure.

  19. Impaired NK cells' activity and increased numbers of CD4 + CD25+ regulatory T cells in multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis patients.

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    Fan, Renhua; Xiang, Yangen; Yang, Li; Liu, Yanke; Chen, Pingsheng; Wang, Lei; Feng, Wenjun; Yin, Ke; Fu, Manjiao; Xu, Yixin; Wu, Jialin

    2016-05-01

    Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) often causes persistent infection and chemotherapy failure, which brings heavy burden of society and family. Many immune cell subsets and regulatory mechanisms may operate throughout the various stages of infection. The presence of regulatory T cells (Tregs) is thought to be an important mechanism that TB successfully evades the immune system. Tregs play a central role in the prevention of autoimmunity and in the control of immune responses. The role of Tregs in MDR-TB infection and persistence is inadequately documented. The current study was designed to determine whether CD4 + CD25+ regulatory T cells may modulate innate immunity (such as NK cells) against human tuberculosis. Our results indicated that the numbers of CD4 + CD25+ Treg cells increased in MDR-TB patients' blood, and the cytokine production of IL-10 increased from MDR-patients compared with healthy subjects, along with the lower activity and low CD69 expression of NK cells in patients. These results suggested that immunity to MDR-TB patients induced circulating CD4 + CD25+ T regulatory cells expansion, which may be related to the persistence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tb) infection, and to the balance between effectors immune responses and suppression immune responses. PMID:27156613

  20. Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D and CD4+CD25(+high) FoxP3+ Regulatory T cell as Predictors of Severity of Bronchial Asthma in Children.

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    Ismail, Ahlam M; Aly, Sanaa S; Fayed, Hanan M; Ahmed, Samar S

    2015-01-01

    Bronchial asthma (BA) is one of the common chronic diseases of childhood. Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with BA. Suppressor regulatory T cells (Treg) are important for the induction, maintenance of immunological tolerance to allergens. This study assessed serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (vitamin D) and the percentages of CD4+CD25+(high) Foxp3+ Treg, in peripheral blood, as predictors of asthma severity and level of clinical control. The study enrolled 72 children divided equally between asthmatic children (AC) and age and sex matched controls. Diagnostic criteria and level of asthma severity followed the Global Initiative for Asthma guidelines. Serum vitamin D was determined by an immunoassay and the percentages of CD4+CD25+ig Foxp3+ Treg by flow cytometry. Serum vitamin D level and percentage of CD4+CD25+(high) Treg were lower in AC compared to controls (P asthma compared to mild and moderate forms (P = 0.008) and in uncontrolled attacks compared to partially or completely controlled children. No difference in percentage of Treg in relation to asthma severity and clinical control was observed. Since AC has decreased serum vitamin D with inverse relationship between its levels and asthma severity, we conclude that it can be used to predict severity of asthma. PMID:26415368

  1. Administration of anti-CD25 mAb leads to impaired alpha-galactosylceramide-mediated induction of IFN-gamma production in a murine model

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    Rosalia, Rodney Alexander; Štěpánek, Ivan; Polláková, Veronika; Šímová, Jana; Bieblová, Jana; Indrová, Marie; Moravcová, Simona; Přibylová, Hana; Bontkes, H.; Bubeník, Jan; Sparwasser, T.; Reiniš, Milan

    2013-01-01

    Roč. 218, č. 6 (2013), s. 851-859. ISSN 0171-2985 R&D Projects: GA ČR GA301/07/1410; GA ČR GAP301/10/2174 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z50520514 Institutional support: RVO:68378050 Keywords : cancer immunotherapy * DEREG mice * interferon γ * natural killer T cells * PC61 monoclonal antibody * T regulatory cells Subject RIV: EB - Genetics ; Molecular Biology Impact factor: 3.180, year: 2013

  2. Effect of bacillus calmette-guerin on CD+4 CD+25 CDlo127 treg in asthmatic mouse%卡介苗对哮喘小鼠CD+4CD+25CDlo127Treg表达的影响

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    葛荣领; 张建华

    2011-01-01

    目的 探讨卡介苗干预对哮喘小鼠调节性T细胞(Treg)及T淋巴细胞凋亡的影响.方法 27只小鼠随机分为3组:哮喘组,干预组,对照组.哮喘组小鼠用卵清蛋白(OVA)、氢氧化铝腹腔注射致敏,OVA雾化吸入激发,干预组在致敏前BCG干预3次,对照组生理盐水代替OVA及氢氧化铝.流式细胞术检测外周血(记为培养前)及植物血凝素(PHA)刺激培养后的外周血单个核细胞中Treg的表达,Comet法检测T淋巴细胞凋亡率.结果 培养前:哮喘组与对照组比较Treg显著降低,干预组与哮喘组比较显著升高.培养后:哮喘组与对照组比较Treg显著降低,干预组与哮喘组比较显著升高.同组小鼠Treg培养前后的比较:哮喘组、干预组表达无改变,对照组表达明显升高.T淋巴细胞凋亡率,哮喘组明显低于对照组,干预组明显高于哮喘组.结论 哮喘小鼠存在Treg数量小足和分化障碍,BCG干预能促进其数量上升,并促进T淋巴细胞凋亡.%Objective To explore the effect of BCG intervention on expression of CD/ CD+4 CD+25 Treg and T lymphocyte apopto-sis in asthmatic mouse. Methods 27 mice were randomly divided into 3 groups, the asthma model group, the treatment group and the normal control group. The mice were sensitized by ovalbumin and AL( OH) 3 with intraperitoneal injection, challenged with atomization inhalation. The treatment group were treated 3 times with BCG subcutaneous injection before sensitization. The normal control group were treated with saline water taking the place of ovalbumin and AL( OH) 3. Treg in peripheral blood and PBMC were detected by flow cytome-try, PBMC were stimulated and cultured by PHA. Counted the apoptosis ratio of T lymphocyte by Comet Assay. Results In peripheral blood: Compared the asthmatic group with the control group, Treg decreased remarkably; Compared the treatment group with the asthmatic group, it increased obviously. In PBMC: Compared the asthmatic group with the

  3. CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞及Foxp3表达与支气管哮喘发病的相关性研究%Study of Relationship between CD4+ CD25+ Regulator T Cells as well as Expression of Foxp3 and Bronchial Asthma

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    刘春花; 刘恩梅

    2006-01-01

    CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞(CD4+CD25+Tr)在胸腺内发育,迁移到外周组织发挥功能,通过对自身抗原反应T细胞活化和增殖起负调节作用,保持自身稳定,抑制自身免疫性疾病以及哮喘和炎症性肠病等炎症性疾病的发生,并调控器官移植耐受和肿瘤免疫.近年发现Foxp3是CD4+CD25+Tr成熟、分化以及发挥功能的调节基因.作为小儿最常见的慢性疾病,支气管哮喘的免疫学发病机制尚不完全清楚,CD4+CD25+Tr与Foxp3表达在哮喘发病中的作用已引起人们的广泛关注,其研究结果将为进一步探讨哮喘的发病机制和寻找有效的治疗方法提供理论依据.

  4. 支气管哮喘患者外周血CD4+ CD25+调节性T细胞水平及Foxp3 mRNA表达的分析%CD4+ CD25+ regulatory T cells and expressions of forkhead/winged helix transcription factor ( Foxp 3 ) mRNA in peripheral blood of patients with asthma

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    薛克营; 周咏明; 熊盛道; 熊维宁

    2006-01-01

    目的 观察支气管哮喘(哮喘)患者外周血单个核细胞(PBMCs)中CD4+ CD25+调节性T细胞(Treg)水平及叉状头/翅膀状螺旋转录因子(Foxp3)mRNA表达的变化,探讨CD4+ CD25+ Treg在哮喘发病中的作用.方法采用流式细胞仪检测78例哮喘患者(急性发作期组30例,慢性持续期组25例,缓解期组23例)和29例健康志愿者(正常对照组)PBMCs中CD4+ CD25+ Treg的比例;反转录-聚合酶链反应(RT-PCR)检测PBMCs中Foxp3 mRNA的表达.结果 急性发作期组和慢性持续期组PBMCs中CD4+ CD25+ Treg的比例及Foxp3 mRNA的表达明显低于缓解期组和正常对照组(P<0.05);缓解期组CD4+ CD25+ Treg的比例及Foxp3 mRNA的表达虽亦低于正常对照组,但差异无统计学意义(P>0.05);急性发作期组CD4+ CD25+ Treg的比例及Foxp3 mRNA的表达低于慢性持续期组(P<0.05).结论 哮喘患者外周血中具有免疫抑制活性的CD4+ CD25+ Treg数量减少,功能下降,可能参与哮喘的发生和发展.

  5. 卡介苗多糖核酸对哮喘大鼠淋巴液和血液CD4+CD25+Foxp3+调节性T细胞的影响%The effect of BCG-PSN on CD4+CD25+Foxp3+Treg in blood and lymph of asthma rats

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    石涛; 冯学斌; 赵志旭; 张瑾锦

    2010-01-01

    目的:探讨卡介苗多糖核酸(BCG-PSN)对哮喘大鼠淋巴液和血液调节性T细胞数量及功能的影响.方法:将SD大鼠随机分为对照组、哮喘组和BCG-PSN组,分别收集不同时间点大鼠淋巴液和血液,采用流式细胞仪(FCM)检测CD4+CD25+Foxp3+调节性T细胞(CD4+CD25+Foxp3+Treg)百分率,酶联免疫吸附试验(ELISA)检测淋巴液和血浆白介素10(IL-10)和转录生长因子β1(TGF-β1)浓度.结果:各组在各时间点其淋巴液中CD4+CD25+Foxp3+Treg百分率、IL-10水平均较血液明显升高.哮喘组大鼠淋巴液和血液中CD4+CD25+Foxp3+Treg百分率、IL-10 、TGF-β1浓度均较对照组显著降低(P<0.05).BCG-PSN组淋巴液和血液中CD4+CD25+Foxp3+Treg百分率和IL-10水平较哮喘组明显升高(P<0.05),与对照组比较无显著性差异;而TGF-β水平在48小时较对照组和哮喘组明显升高(P<0.05).结论:哮喘大鼠淋巴液和血液存在明显CD4+CD25+Foxp3+Treg数量及功能不足.BCG-PSN可能通过增加哮喘大鼠外周血和淋巴液中CD4+CD25+Foxp3+Treg的数量及其产生IL-10和TGF-β水平,增强免疫抑制效应,从而发挥抑制哮喘炎症的作用.

  6. The role of CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells in the pathogenesis of asthma in children%CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞在儿童哮喘发病机制中的作用初探

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    祖莹; 李成荣; 郑跃杰; 邓继岿; 付晓玲

    2006-01-01

    目的探讨哮喘急性发作患儿CD4+CD25+调节性T(Tr)细胞数量变化及影响其发育成熟的因素.方法观察20例哮喘患儿及相同数量同龄对照组.用流式细胞术检测外周血单个核细胞(PBMC)CD4、CD25表面标志及CD4+CD25+细胞内白细胞介素(IL-10)和转化生长因子受体(TGF-β)表达.用逆转录-聚合酶链反应(RT-PCR) 和荧光定量聚合酶链反应(Real-time PCR)检测PBMC Foxp3及SOCS1 mRNA表达.结果急性发作期哮喘患儿CD4+CD25+Tr细胞百分率(6.5%±1.9%)明显低于同龄对照组(12.0%±2.3%),P<0.01 ;CD4+CD25++IL-10及CD4+CD25++TGF-β分泌细胞亦明显低于对照组.Foxp3及SOCS1mRNA表达也显著降低( Foxp3:0.12±0.05 vs 1.71±0.58,P<0.001;SOCS1:0.38±0.19 vs 2.14±0.41,P<0.001).结论哮喘患儿CD4+CD25+Tr细胞明显降低可能参与哮喘发病,Foxp3及SOCS1表达降低可能是导致CD4+CD25+Tr细胞发育障碍的重要因素.

  7. CD4+CD25+Foxp3+调节性T细胞与IL-33在儿童哮喘发病机制中的作用%Roles of CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ regulatory T cells and IL-33 in the pathogenesis of asthma in children

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    潘珍珍; 李羚; 郭赟; 贺建

    2014-01-01

    ObjectiveTo study the roles of CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ regulatory T cells (Treg) and IL-33 in the pathogenesis of asthma in children.MethodsFlow cytometry was used to detect peripheral blood CD4+CD25+Foxp3+Treg proportion in CD4+T lymphocytes in.45 children with asthma, 50 children with wheezing caused by respiratory syncytial virus infection and 40 healthy children. Serum levels of IFN-γ, IL-4, IL-5 and IL-33 were measured using ELISA.ResultsThe level of peripheral blood CD4+CD25+Foxp3+Treg in the asthma group was significantly lower than in the wheezing and control groups (P<0.05). In contrast, serum levels of IL-33 in the asthma group was signiifcantly higher than in the wheezing and control groups (P<0.05). Peripheral blood CD4+CD25+Foxp3+Treg level was negatively correlated with serum IL-33 level in the asthma group(r=-0.156,P<0.01). ConclusionsCD4+CD25+Foxp3+Treg may interact with IL-33 in the pathogenesis of childhood asthma.%目的:探讨CD4+CD25+Foxp3+调节性T细胞(Treg)与IL-33在儿童哮喘发病中的作用。方法采用流式细胞仪检测45例哮喘患儿(哮喘组)、50例呼吸道合胞病毒感染喘息患儿(喘息组)及40例健康儿童(对照组)外周血CD4+CD25+Foxp3+Treg细胞百分比,采用ELISA法检测各组外周血血清IFN-γ、IL-4、IL-5及IL-33浓度,进行比较分析。结果哮喘组患儿体内CD4+CD25+Foxp3+Treg 水平较喘息组及对照组均降低(P<0.05);哮喘组患儿体内IL-33水平较喘息组及对照组均升高(P<0.05),哮喘组患儿体内CD4+CD25+Foxp3+Treg与IL-33呈负相关(r=-0.156,P<0.01)。结论在哮喘患儿发病机制中,CD4+CD25+Foxp3+Treg与IL-33可能存在相互作用。                                                                             [中国当代儿科杂志,2014,16(12):1211-1214

  8. The level of CD4+CD25nt/hiCD127lo regulatory T cells and its clinical significance in children with asthma%哮喘患儿外周血 CD4+CD25nt/hi CD127lo调节性T细胞的测定及临床意义

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    湛洁谊; 卢慧敏; 林穗玲

    2016-01-01

    Objective To explore the proportion change of CD4+ CD25nt/hi CD127lo regulatory T cells(Treg)in pe-ripheral blood of children withasthma and to analyze its significance.Methods 150 asthmatic children were divided into three groups according to their clinicalfeatures:50 subjects in acute asthma attack group,50 subjects in clinical remis-sion of asthma group and 50 subjects in cough variant asthma group,meanwhile,50 healthy children were enrolled in the control group.The levels of CD4+ CD25nt/hi CD127lo Treg in peripheral blood of all children were detected by flow cy-tometer.Results The CD4+ CD25nt/hi CD127lo Treg level in acute attack group were lowest of the four groups (P 0.05).Conclusion The CD4+ CD25nt/hi CD127lo regulatory T cells may be involved in the pathogenesis of asthma,The level of CD4+ CD25nt/hi CD127lo regulatory T cells correlated with the severity of asthma in children.%目的:探讨 CD4+ CD25nt/hi CD127lo 调节性 T 细胞在哮喘儿童外周血中的比例改变,并探讨其临床意义。方法150例哮喘患儿按临床表现分为急性发作组(50例)、临床缓解期组(50例)和咳嗽变异性哮喘组(50例),另选择50名健康儿童为正常对照组。应用流式细胞仪检测上述各组外周血 CD4+ CD25nt/hi CD127lo 调节性 T 细胞占 CD4+ T细胞的百分比。结果急性发作期组患儿外周血 CD4+ CD25nt/hi CD127lo 调节性 T 细胞水平较缓解组、咳嗽变异性哮喘组及健康对照组明显下降(P <0.05),而缓解期组及咳嗽变异性哮喘组与健康对照组比较差异无统计学意义(P >0.05)。结论CD4+ CD25nt/hi CD127lo 调节性 T 细胞可能参与了哮喘的发生与发展,哮喘的严重程度可能与 CD4+CD25nt/hi CD127lo 调节性 T 细胞的水平相关。

  9. A G {r_arrow} A transition at position IVS-11 +1 of the HEX A {alpha}-chain gene in a non-Ashkenazic Mexican Tay-Sachs infant

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    Miranda, S.R.P.; Gwon, S.; DeGasperi, R. [New York Univ. Medical Center, NY (United States)] [and others

    1994-09-01

    Tay-Sachs disease (TSD) is an autosomal recessive storage disorder caused by a deficiency of the lysosomal enzyme, {beta}-N-acetylhexosaminidase A (Hex A), a heteropolymer composed of two polypeptides, {alpha} and {beta}. Mutations in the {alpha}-chain gene render the enzyme defective, resulting in the accumulation of g{sub m2} ganglioside in the nervous system. Deficiency of Hex A was detected in a non-Ashkenazic girl of Mexican origin indicating infantile onset of TSD. Molecular investigation of the {alpha}-chain gene excluded the typical Ashkenazic 4 bp insertion in the exon 11 and the intron 12 splice-junction mutations by Hae III and Dde I restriction analysis, respectively. Single strand conformation polymorphism (SSCP) analysis showed a different pattern in the sample where exon 11 and flanking regions were amplified in the patient DNA as compared to the migration of control DNA. Sequencing of PCR amplified genomic DNA containing exon 11 and flanking intronic regions showed a single base substitution (G {r_arrow} A) at position IVS-11 +1. This mutation creates a recognition site for the restriction enzyme Mbo II. Digestion of exon 11 and flanking regions with Mbo II demonstrated homozygosity of the patient for this mutation and heterozygosity in the mother. mRNA from cultured fibroblasts obtained from a normal control and from the propositus was reverse transcribed. The cDNAs coding for Hex A {alpha}-chain were amplified in four overlapping fragments. In the patient sample it was not possible to amplify the fragment containing the exon 11/intron 11 junction, indicating that this mutation alters normal RNA processing of the Hex A pre-mRNA resulting in the deficiency of Hex A activity.

  10. The IL-6R α chain controls lung CD4+CD25+ Treg development and function during allergic airway inflammation in vivo

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    Doganci, Aysefa; Eigenbrod, Tatjana; Krug, Norbert; De Sanctis, George T.; Hausding, Michael; Erpenbeck, Veit J.; Haddad, El-Bdaoui; Schmitt, Edgar; Bopp, Tobias; Kallen, Karl-J.; Herz, Udo; Schmitt, Steffen; Luft, Cornelia; Hecht, Olaf; Jens M Hohlfeld

    2005-01-01

    The cytokine IL-6 acts via a specific receptor complex that consists of the membrane-bound IL-6 receptor (mIL-6R) or the soluble IL-6 receptor (sIL-6R) and glycoprotein 130 (gp130). In this study, we investigated the role of IL-6R components in asthma. We observed increased levels of sIL-6R in the airways of patients with allergic asthma as compared to those in controls. In addition, local blockade of the sIL-6R in a murine model of late-phase asthma after OVA sensitization by gp130–fraction ...

  11. Plasmodium falciparum–Mediated Induction of Human CD25hiFoxp3hi CD4 T Cells Is Independent of Direct TCR Stimulation and Requires IL-2, IL-10 and TGFβ

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    Scholzen, Anja; Mittag, Diana; Rogerson, Stephen J.; Cooke, Brian M.; Plebanski, Magdalena

    2009-01-01

    CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ regulatory T cells (Tregs) regulate disease-associated immunity and excessive inflammatory responses, and numbers of CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ Tregs are increased during malaria infection. The mechanisms governing their generation, however, remain to be elucidated. In this study we investigated the role of commonly accepted factors for Foxp3 induction, TCR stimulation and cytokines such as IL-2, TGFβ and IL-10, in the generation of human CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ T cells by the malaria parasite P...

  12. Expression and significance of CD4 + CD25 + CD127 - regulatory T Cells in patients with chronic hepatitis C viral infection%慢性丙型肝炎患者中CD4+ CD25+ CD127-调节性 T 细胞的表达及意义

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    韩荔芬; 林国贤; 陈怡; 陈清; 邱荣仙; 郑玲

    2015-01-01

    Objective To explore the expression of CD4 + CD25 + CD127 - regulatory T Cells from patients with chronic hepatitis C viral infection,and to evaluate its clinical significance. Methods 67 patients with HCV and 32 healthy volunteers were included in this study. The proportion of CD4 + CD25 + CD127 - regulatory T cells in peripheral blood was detected by using flow cytometry. HCV RNA detection in the pe-ripheral blood of HCV patients were done by real - time fluorescent quantitative PCR. Results Comparing with healthy controls,drug abusing and non - drug abusing HCV - infected patients in peripheral blood had a lower percentage of CD4 + CD25 + CD127 - regulatory T cells. The proportion of CD4 + CD25 + CD127 - regulatory T cells to CD4 + T cells in peripheral blood from drug abusing and non - drug abusing HCV - infected patients (4. 44% ± 1. 67% )account for(3. 84% ± 1. 95% )and(4. 44% ± 1. 67% )respectively,which was significantly lower than those from healthy controls(6. 10% ± 1. 65% )( P 0. 05);The expression of CD4 + CD25 + CD127 - regulatory T cells in HCV group before antiviral treatment was evident-ly lower than that in treated HCV group and control group( P < 0. 01). Conclusion The expression of CD4 + CD25 + CD127 - regulatory T cells in the antiviral treatment HCV patients was evidently higher than those of untreated HCV patients,which explained that the regulatory T cell possi-bly hold a role in the activation of the immune response to HCV infection. In addition,the expression level of CD4 + CD25 + CD127 - regulatory T cells in peripheral blood may be monitoring the patientˊs body cell immune status and become the index of body anti - virus immune response.%目的:探讨 CD4+ CD25+ CD127-调节性 T 细胞在慢性丙型肝炎(HCV)患者中的表达及其临床意义。方法收集 HCV 患者67例,并根据是否吸毒分为吸毒丙肝组35例和非吸毒丙肝组32例;健康体检人员32例作为对照。采用流式细

  13. 抗CD3单克隆抗体对人CD4+CD25+T淋巴细胞凋亡和自噬的影响%Apoptosis and autophagy induced by anti-CD3 monoclonal antibody in human peripheral blood CD4+CD25+T lymphocytes

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    邬伟明; 洪国斌; 徐晓华

    2009-01-01

    目的 观察抗CD3单克隆抗体对分离培养的人外周血CD4+CD25+T淋巴细胞自噬、凋亡及其分泌的代表性因子转化生长因子β(TGF-β)的影响.方法 采用密度梯度离心法及尼龙棉柱法分离32例健康者外周血T淋巴细胞,磁性细胞分离器(MACS)分离得到CD4+CD25+T淋巴细胞,分别利用电镜及流式细胞仪观察、检测各组(抗CD3单克隆抗体1 mg/L组、IgG1同型抗体对照组)干预72 h后细胞的凋亡率、自噬率,用ELISA法检测细胞培养上清液中细胞因子TGF-β的水平.结果 抗CD3单克隆抗体组CD4+CD25+T淋巴细胞自噬率、凋亡率及TGF-β水平均增加(均P0.05).结论 抗CD3单克隆抗体可促进CD4+CD25+T淋巴细胞凋亡和自噬及TGF-β分泌,且自噬与凋亡间相互独立.%Objective To observe the autophagy,apoptosis rate and TGF-β secretion in human peripheral blood CD4+CD25+T lymphocytes induced by anti-CD3 monoclonal antibody.Methods Peripheral blood T lymphocyte of 32 healthy adults were separated by Percoll (1.073 g/ml) and harvested by using nylon column.Then,CD4+CD25+T lymphocytes were isolated by (magnetic cell sorting MACS).The cultured cells were divided into different groups (anti-CD3 mAb group 1 mg/L,IgG1 isotype control group).The apoptosis and autophagy rate of the cells cultured for 72 h were analyzed by electron microscope and flow cytometry.The cell culture supernatants were collected after 72 h and analyzed for levels of TGF-β by ELISA.Results The autophagy,apoptosis rate and TGF-β secretion in human peripheral CD4+CD25+T lymphocytes of the health group were increased by anti-CD3 mAb(all P<0.01);There was no significant statistic difference in correlation between apoptosis and autophagy of T lmyphocytes.Conclusions Anti-CD3 mAb could increase the autophagy rate,apoptosis rate and TGF-β secretion of peripheral blood CD4+CD25+Tregs,and there was no significant statistic difference between autophagy and apoptosis of CD4+CD25+Tregs.

  14. Influences of Inhaled Corticosteroids on CD4+ CD25+ Regulatory T Cells and Foxp3 mRNA of Asthmatic Patients%吸入激素对哮喘患者外周血CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞水平及Foxp3mRNA表达的影响

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    薛克营; 柯明耀; 姜燕; 陈玲玲; 吴雪梅; 谢红旗

    2011-01-01

    目的 观察支气管哮喘患者外周血CD4 CD25调节性T细胞(CD4CD25Treg)、Foxp3 mRNA的水平及吸入糖皮质激素对其的影响.方法 流式细胞仪检测非急性发作期哮喘患者吸入激素前、后和健康志愿者(正常对照组)外周血单个核细胞(PBMCs)中CD4CD25Treg的比例,RT-PCR检测Foxp3 mRNA表达变化,肺功能仪检测第1秒用力呼气容积占预计值百分比(FEV.%pred)和呼气峰流量(PEF).结果 哮喘组治疗前CD4CD25Treg水平及Foxp3 mRNA的表达显著低于正常对照组(PCD25Treg水平及Foxp3 mRNA的表达较治疗前显著升高(P%pred、PEF显著低于正常对照组(P%pred、PEF较治疗前显著增加(PCD25Treg数量减少,功能下降,参与了哮喘的发病过程;吸入激素可以上调哮喘患者外周血CD4CD25Treg及Foxp3 mRNA的水平,改善哮喘患者的肺功能.%Objective To investigate the percentage of CD4+ CD25+ Treg cells and expression of Foxp3 mRNA in asthmatic patients and the impacts of inhaled steroids.Methods The percentages of CD4 + CID25 + Treg cells was assayed by flow cytometry and the expression of Foxp3 mRNA was detected by RT-PCR in peripheral blood mononuclear cells from the patients with chronic persistent asthma before and after steroids inhalation in comparison with healthy control.The forced expired volum in one second/predicted value( FEV1 % pred)and peak expired flow (PEF) were measured by spirometry.Results The level of CD4 + CD25 + Treg cells and the expression of Foxp3 mRNA were lower in asthmatics before steroids treatment than those in control ( P < 0.05 ) which were increased significantly after steroids treatment ( P < 0.05 ).FEV1 % pred and PEF were declined significantly than those in control but improved markedly after treatment (P < 0.05 ).Conclusions The insufficiency of amount and function of immue-suppressive CD4 + CD25 + Treg cells may play a role in the pathogenesis of asthma.Inhaled steroids can improve the lung function of asthmatics

  15. Detection of CD4+/CD8+T Lymphocyte Ratio and CD4+CD25+ Treg in Peripheral Blood of Patients with Sporadic Vitiligo%散发型白癜风患者外周血CD4+/CD8+T细胞比值及CD4+CD25+T细胞的检测

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    叶蓉; 马刚; 胡小平; 彭曦

    2012-01-01

    目的 检测散发型白癜风患者外周血CD4+/CD8+T细胞比值及CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞水平,探讨其与散发型白癜风发病的关系.方法 散发型白癜风患者29例,男13例,女16例.通过流式细胞仪对散发型白癜风患者外周血CD4+/CD8+T细胞比值及CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞水平进行检测,并与20例健康人相比较.结果 与健康对照组相比,散发型白癜风患者外周血中CD4+/CD8+T细胞比值的差异无统计学意义(P>0.05),而CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞水平明显减少,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05),但在不同病程的患者中CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞数量的差异无统计学意义(P>0.05).结论 散发型白癜风患者外周血中存在CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞水平下降,可能与散发型白癜风的发生发展有一定关系.%Objective To detect the CD4+/CD8+ T lymphocyte ratio and the CD4+CD25+ Treg level in peripheral blood of patients with sporadic vitiligo, and to investigate its role in the pathogenesis of sporadic vitiligo. Methods Peripheral blood samples were taken from 29 outpatients with sporadic vitiligo, including 13 males and 16 females. The CD4+/CD8+ T lymphocyte ratio and the CD4+CD25+ Treg level was detected in peripheral blood of patients with sporadic vitiligo by flow cytometry, as well as controlled samples from 20 healthy human. Results There was no difference on the ratio of CD4+/CD8+ T lymphocyte between the patients with sporadic vitiligo and healthy people (P>0.05). Compared to the controlled group, the proportion of CD4+CD25+ Treg was significantly lower in sporadic vitiligo patients(P0.05). Conclusion The level of CD4+CD25+ Treg is lower in peripheral blood of sporadic vitiligo patients, which might play a role in the pathogenesis and development of sporadic vitiligo.

  16. 老年脓毒症休克患者CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞的变化及对预后的影响%Effects of changes of CD4+ CD25+ regulatory T cells on prognosis in elderly patients with septic shock

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    呼邦传; 孙仁华; 徐云祥; 杨向红; 李茜; 韩芳

    2010-01-01

    目的 探讨老年脓毒症休克患者CD4+CD25+调节性T淋巴细胞(CD4+CD25+Treg)的变化及对预后的影响.方法 选择老年脓毒症休克患者75例,采用流式细胞仪检测患者外周血第1、4天和第7~10天CD4+CD25+叉头转录基因P3(FoxP3)/CD4+比例和白细胞DR抗原(HLA-DR)表达.结果 老年脓毒症休克患者平均年龄(69.2±7.5)岁,28 d病死率为53.3%.(1)休克死亡组与生存组CD4+CD25+FoxP3/CD4+比较,第1天(1.76±0.31)对(1.68±0.24)%,第4天(1.94±0.32)%对(1.82±0.28)%,差异均无统计学意义(P>0.05),第7~10天休克死亡组(2.65±0.28)%,明显高于存活组(1.79±0.27)%,差异有统计学意义(t=11.30,P<0.01);(2)死亡组第4天和第7~10天HLA-DR表达持续低下,显著低于生存组(t=7.29,t=16.80,均P<0.01),并分别与CD4+CD25+FoxP3/CD4+比例呈显著负相关(r=-0.39,P<0.05;r=-0.58,P<0.01);(3)多元Logistic回归分析显示,脓毒症休克患者第7~10天CD4+CD25+FoxP3/CD4+(OR=3.47,95%CI:1.33~10.0)和HLA-DR(OR=0.27,95%CI:0.14~0.73)是影响其死亡的独立危险因素.结论 老年脓毒症休克患者CD4+CD25+Treg持续上升,提示机体免疫功能抑制,脓毒症休克死亡的危险性增加.%Objective To investigate the changes of CD4+CD25+ regulatory T (Treg) cells in elderly patients with septic shock, and to evaluate the effects of the changes on 28-day mortality rate.Methods The 75 consecutive elderly patients with septic shock were recruited from December 2006to December 2008, and the general states and clinical characteristics of them were analyzed. The CD4+ CD25+ FoxP3 regulatory T cells and human leucocyte antigen DR (HLA-DR) were measured by flow cytometer at the 1st, 4th and 7-10th day of septic shock after being diagnosed. Results The patients were at an average age of (69.2±7.5) years, and the 28-day mortality rate was 53.3%.There were no significant differences in the percentage of CD4 + CD25+ FoxP3/CD4+T cells between the survivors and the non-survivors at

  17. The potential role of cell surface complement regulators and circulating CD4+ CD25+ T-cells in the development of autoimmune myasthenia gravis

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    Hamdoon, Mohamed Nasreldin Thabit; Fattouh, Mona; El-din, Asmaa Nasr; Elnady, Hassan M.

    2016-01-01

    Introduction CD4+CD25+ regulatory T-lymphocytes (T-regs) and regulators of complement activity (RCA) involving CD55 and CD59 play an important role in the prevention of autoimmune diseases. However, their role in the pathogenesis of human autoimmune myasthenia gravis (MG) remains unclear. This study aimed to determine the frequency of peripheral blood T-regs and CD4+ T-helper (T-helper) cells and the red blood cells (RBCs) level of expression of CD55 and CD59 in MG patients. Methods Fourteen ...

  18. Inhibiting effect of Astragalus polysaccharides on the functions of CD4+CD25highTreg cells in the tumor microenvironment of human hepatocellular carcinoma

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    LI Qiang; BAO Jian-min; LI Xiao-li; ZHANG Ti; SHEN Xiao-hong

    2012-01-01

    Background Astragalus polysaccharides (APS),the main active extract from Astragalus membranaceus (a traditional Chinese medicinal herb),is associated with a variety of immunomodulatory activities.The purpose of the present study was to examine the effect of APS on the function of Treg cells in the tumor microenvironment of human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and to identify the pharmacologic mechanism of APS responsible for the anti-chemotactic activity in CD4+CD25highTreg cells in tumor site of HCC.Methods The prevalence of Treg in fresh tissue samples from 31 patients with HCC after radicalhepatectomy was detected.CD4,CD25 and CD127 were selected as Treg cell makers to phenotype cell populations.The expression of FOXp3 mRNA was also analyzed.The migration and proliferation of Treg cells were observed.Interleukin (IL)-4,IL-10,IFN-γ and SDF-1 in cell supernatant were detected.For all tests,functions of Treg cells were evaluated after treatment with APS.Results APS can inhibit the growth and proliferation of CD4+CD25+Treg cells in vitro in a dose- and time-dependent manner.APS may inhibit CD4+CD25+Treg cells through restoring the cytokine imbalance and reducing the expression of FOXp3 in local HCC microenvironments.SDF-1 played an important role in there recruitment of Treg cells into the tumor microenvironment of HCC.APS might have inhibiting effects on Treg cell migration by blocking SDF-1 or its receptor through the CXCR4/CXCL12 pathway.Conclusions The increase in numbers of tumor associated Treg cells might play a role in modulation of the immune response against HCC.APS can restore the cytokine balance in the tumor micro environment and suppress the expression of FOXp3 mRNA to inhibit the immune suppressive effects of Treg cells.The application of APS in the tumor microenvironment might act to enhance the anti-tumor effects of the immunotherapy-based methods,and consequently to increase the survival rate in HCC.

  19. Increased cytotoxicity of CD4+ invariant NKT cells against CD4+CD25hiCD127lo/− regulatory T cells in allergic asthma

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    Nguyen, Khoa D.; Vanichsarn, Chris; Nadeau, Kari C.

    2008-01-01

    CD4+CD25hiCD127lo/− regulatory T cells (Treg) have been implicated in the resolution of asthma-associated inflammation while the opposite role of CD4+ invariant NKT (iNKT) cells has been the subject of recent investigations. Studies here focused on mechanisms of interaction between CD4+ iNKT cells and Treg to further explore their roles in allergic asthma (AA). Flow cytometry analysis revealed a significant increase in the expression of the natural cytotoxicity receptors NKp30 and NKp46 by CD...

  20. Fel d 1-airway inflammation prevention and treatment by co-immunization vaccine via induction of CD4+CD25-Foxp3+ Treg cells

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    Pei, Yechun; Geng, Shuang; Liu, Lin; Yan, Fengxiang; Hong GUAN; Hou, Jian; Chen, Yongfu; Wang, Bin; An, Xiaorong

    2013-01-01

    Pet allergens are major causes for asthma and allergic rhinitis. Fel d 1 protein, a key pet allergen from domestic cat, can sensitize host and trigger asthma attack. In this study, we report that co-immunization with recombinant Fel d 1 protein (rFel d 1) plus plasmid DNA that contains Fe1 d 1 gene was effective in preventing and treating the natural Fel d 1 (nFel d 1) induced allergic airway inflammation in mice. A population of T regulatory cells (iTreg) exhibiting a CD4+CD25-Foxp3+ phenoty...

  1. XCL1 Enhances Regulatory Activities of CD4+CD25highCD127low/− T Cells in Human Allergic Asthma1

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    Nguyen, Khoa D.; Fohner, Alison; Booker, Jerome D.; Dong, Chen; Krensky, Alan M.; Nadeau, Kari C.

    2008-01-01

    Chemokine-mediated recruitment of regulatory cell subsets to the airway during inflammation and enhancement of their activities are potential strategies for therapeutic development in allergic asthma (AA). In this study, we aim to explore the role of XCL1, a chemokine associated with immune suppression and allergy, on CD4+CD25highCD127low/− regulatory T cell (Treg) function in AA. Flow cytometry and PCR analysis showed a reduction in XCL1 and XCR1 expression in AA Treg compared with healthy c...

  2. Characterization of protective human CD4CD25 FOXP3 regulatory T cells generated with IL-2, TGF-β and retinoic acid.

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    Ling Lu

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Protective CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells bearing the Forkhead Foxp3 transcription factor can now be divided into three subsets: Endogenous thymus-derived cells, those induced in the periphery, and another subset induced ex-vivo with pharmacological amounts of IL-2 and TGF-β. Unfortunately, endogenous CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells are unstable and can be converted to effector cells by pro-inflammatory cytokines. Although protective Foxp3+CD4+CD25+ cells resistant to proinflammatory cytokines have been generated in mice, in humans this result has been elusive. Our objective, therefore, was to induce human naïve CD4+ cells to become stable, functional CD25+ Foxp3+ regulatory cells that were also resistant to the inhibitory effects of proinflammatory cytokines. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: The addition of the vitamin A metabolite, all-trans retinoic acid (atRA to human naïve CD4+ cells suboptimally activated with IL-2 and TGF-β enhanced and stabilized FOXP3 expression, and accelerated their maturation to protective regulatory T cells. AtRA, by itself, accelerated conversion of naïve to mature cells but did not induce FOXP3 or suppressive activity. The combination of atRA and TGF-β enabled CD4+CD45RA+ cells to express a phenotype and trafficking receptors similar to natural Tregs. AtRA/TGF-β-induced CD4+ regs were anergic and low producers of IL-2. They had potent in vitro suppressive activity and protected immunodeficient mice from a human-anti-mouse GVHD as well as expanded endogenous Tregs. However, treatment of endogenous Tregs with IL-1β and IL-6 decreased FOXP3 expression and diminished their protective effects in vivo while atRA-induced iTregs were resistant to these inhibitory effects. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: We have developed a methodology that induces human CD4(+ cells to rapidly become stable, fully functional suppressor cells that are also resistant to proinflammatory cytokines. This methodology offers a practical

  3. Correlation of memory T cell responses against TRAP with protection from clinical malaria, and CD4 CD25 high T cells with susceptibility in Kenyans.

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Immunity to malaria develops naturally in endemic regions, but the protective immune mechanisms are poorly understood. Many vaccination strategies aim to induce T cells against diverse pre-erythrocytic antigens, but correlates of protection in the field have been limited. The objective of this study was to investigate cell-mediated immune correlates of protection in natural malaria. Memory T cells reactive against thrombospondin-related adhesive protein (TRAP and circumsporozoite (CS protein, major vaccine candidate antigens, were measured, as were frequencies of CD4(+ CD25(high T cells, which may suppress immunity, and CD56(+ NK cells and gammadelta T cells, which may be effectors or may modulate immunity. METHODOLOGY AND PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: 112 healthy volunteers living in rural Kenya were entered in the study. Memory T cells reactive against TRAP and CS were measured using a cultured IFNgamma ELISPOT approach, whilst CD4(+ CD25(high T cells, CD56(+ NK cells, and gammadelta T cells were measured by flow cytometry. We found that T cell responses against TRAP were established early in life (<5 years in contrast to CS, and cultured ELISPOT memory T cell responses did not correlate with ex-vivo IFNgamma ELISPOT effector responses. Data was examined for associations with risk of clinical malaria for a period of 300 days. Multivariate logistic analysis incorporating age and CS response showed that cultured memory T cell responses against TRAP were associated with a significantly reduced incidence of malaria (p = 0.028. This was not seen for CS responses. Higher numbers of CD4(+ CD25(high T cells, potentially regulatory T cells, were associated with a significantly increased risk of clinical malaria (p = 0.039. CONCLUSIONS: These data demonstrate a role for central memory T cells in natural malarial immunity and support current vaccination strategies aimed at inducing durable protective T cell responses against the TRAP antigen. They also

  4. CD4+CD25+Treg细胞在慢性荨麻疹发病中的作用

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    冯欢; 郭胤仕

    2011-01-01

    CD4+CD25+Treg细胞的功能紊乱在变态反应性疾病发生发展中的作用日益引起人们的关注.新近研究表明慢性荨麻疹是由于Treg细胞数量和(或)功能上的异常所引发.文章阐述了Treg细胞的来源、分类、作用机制及其与慢性荨麻疹之间的关系.

  5. 支气管哮喘患者外周血Th17、CD4+CD25+Treg细胞表达特征%The prevalence of blood Th17 and CD4+CD25+Treg cells in patients with bronchial asthma

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    施宇衡; 时国朝; 万欢英; 蒋黎华; 艾香艳; 朱海星; 汤葳

    2010-01-01

    目的:探讨外周血Th17和CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞(Treg)在支气管哮喘患者中的表达特征.方法:41例慢性持续期哮喘患者,分为间歇-轻度组(n=23)和中重度组(n=18),行肺功能检查和哮喘控制问卷(ACQ)调查,20例正常人作为对照.通过流式细胞术检测外周血Th17和CD4+CD25+Treg细胞的比例.ELISA检测血浆以及植物血凝素刺激24小时后外周血单个核细胞(PBMC)上清液中的IL-17、IL-10、TGF-β水平.结果:中重度哮喘组外周血Th17细胞比例及血浆IL-17水平高于间歇-轻度哮喘和正常人组,而外周血CD4+CD25+Foxp3+Treg细胞比例及血浆IL-10、TGF-β水平则降低.中重度哮喘组PBMC上清液中IL-17水平增高.哮喘患者FEV1(%预计值)与Th17细胞及血浆IL-17表达成负相关,与CD4+CD25+Treg表达成正相关.ACQ平均得分与Th17细胞和血浆IL-17表达成正相关,与外周血CD4+CD25+Treg表达成负相关.结论:中重度哮喘中外周血Th17细胞应答增强,而CD4+CD25+ Treg细胞缺乏,哮喘的严重程度及症状控制与外周血Th17/Treg免疫应答失衡密切相关.

  6. Practicing Qigong Baduanjin on drug addicts can reduce CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells%习练健身气功八段锦降低戒毒人员CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞作用的研究

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    陈昌乐; 王艳; 李洁

    2014-01-01

    目的:通过比较习练健身气功八段锦前后,戒毒人员外周血中CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞(CD4+C D25+Treg)占CD4+T细胞的比例变化,研究健身气功八段锦提高戒毒人员免疫功能的分子机制.方法:80名戒毒人员随机分为健身气功八段锦习练组和对照组各40名.3个月后,流式细胞术法检测习练组和对照组外周血中CD4+CD25+T细胞、CD3+细胞、CD4+T细胞比例和CD4/CD8比值.免疫磁珠法分离并去除外周血中CD4+CD25+T细胞后,3H-TdR掺入法检测淋巴细胞增殖反应.结果:3个月后,习练组外周血中免疫抑制性CD4+CD25+T细胞比例明显低于对照组(P<0.05);而习练组外周血中CD3+细胞、CD4+T细胞、CD4/CD8细胞比例明显高于对照组(P<0.05).习练组外周血T淋巴细胞增殖反应明显高于对照组(P<0.05),免疫磁珠法去除CD4+CD25+T细胞后,对照组外周血T淋巴细胞增殖反应恢复至与习练组和健康对照组水平.结论:习练健身气功八段锦可降低戒毒患者外周血内CD4+CD25+Treg 比例,提高戒毒患者的免疫功能.

  7. 胃肠道癌肿患者外周血CD4+CD25+FOXP3+调节性T细胞的表达及临床意义

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    仇俊兰; 张惠; 曹斐; 吴惠莲; 皇甫照; 奉林

    2009-01-01

    目的:研究胃肠道癌肿患者外周血CD4+CD25+FOXP3+调节性T(Treg)细胞的表达,并探讨其临床意义。方法:通过免疫荧光术及流式细胞仪检测20例胃癌患者及20例结肠癌患者外周血CD4+CD25+FOXP3+Treg细胞、CD4+CD25+high Treg细胞、CD4+T细胞及CD4+ CTLA-4+T细胞。结果:胃癌组、结肠癌组与健康献血者比较外周血CD4+CD25+FOXP3+ Treg细胞、CD4+CD25+high Treg细胞及CD4+CTLA-4+T细胞显著增多,CD4+T细胞显著减少;胃癌、结肠癌患者之间其外周血中CD4+CD25+FOXP3+Treg细胞、CD4+CD25+high Treg细胞、CD4+T细胞及CD4+CTLA-4+T细胞无显著差异。结论:胃肠道癌肿患者外周血CD4+CD25+FOXP3+Treg细胞显著高于健康献血者,这可能与胃肠道癌肿患者的免疫抑制和肿瘤的进展相关。

  8. The investigation of expression level of TSLP in thymus and the phenotype of CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ Treg cells in patients with myasthenia gravis%重症肌无力胸腺基质淋巴细胞生成素表达与CD4+CD25+Foxp3+Treg细胞表型的研究

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    孙延鹏; 卢祖能; 孙强; 杨超; 王云甫

    2012-01-01

    Objective To investigate the correlation between expression level of thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) in thymus and the expression of CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+ Treg cells in patients with myasthenia gravis (MG). Methods The ratio of CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+ Treg/CD4+ T cell were tested by flow cytometry from peripheral blood mononuclear cell which has been dealt with CD4+CD25+ antibody on the surface of the cell and Foxp3+ antibody into the cell in 16 patients with MG and 23 patients with congenital heart disease (control group). At the same time, thymuses cut from the corresponding patients were obtained to count the amount of TSLP positive Hassell corpuscles, the amount of TSLP positive Hassell corpuscles was compared between the two groups. The correlation between the amount of TSLP positive Hassall's corpuscles and CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+ Treg cells expression was analyzed by logistic regression test. Results There was no statistical difference of the ratio of CD4+ CD25+ T/CD4+ T cells between the MG group [ (6. 24 + 0. 62) %] and the control group [ (6. 56 ±0. 65) %] (P>0. 05), but the ratio of CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+ Treg/CD4+ T cells in MG group [ (6. 24 ± 0. 62)%] was significantly lower than that in the control group [ (5. 73 ±0. 56)%] (F<0. 01). The number of TSLP positive Hassell corpuscles in MG group was significantly fewer than that in the control group (6. 81 + 2. 17 versus 18. 87 + 3. 06, P<0. 01). The logistic regression analysis demonstrated that the expression of TSLP in the MG groups was linear related with the expression of Treg cells (R2 =0. 158, F= 13. 42, P< 0. 01). Conclusions The inadequate expression of TSLP is positively related to phenotype defiiency of the CD4+ CD25+Foxp3+ during Treg cell growth.%目的 探索重症肌无力患者胸腺基质淋巴细胞生成素(TSLP)表达水平与CD4+CD25+Foxp3+调节性T细胞(Treg)表型的相关性.方法 MG组(16例经胸腺切除的MG患者)及对照组(23例先天性心脏病心脏手术后患者)取

  9. 抗ICOS抗体体外对哮喘大鼠血液和淋巴液CD4+CD25+Foxp3+调节性T细胞数量及其功能影响%Influence of anti-ICOS antibody on quantity and function of CD4 + CD25 + Foxp3 + Treg from lymph and blood of rats with bronchial asthma

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    赵磊; 冯学斌; 王跃嗣; 崔晴晴; 曹茵茵

    2012-01-01

    AIM: To investigate the influences of anti-ICOS antibody (anti-ICOSAb) on quantity and function of CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+ Treg cells from lymph and peripheral blood of rats with bronchial asthma. METHODS: The mononuclear cells ( MNC) from lymph and blood were co-cultured with anti-ICOSAb, and then the percentage of CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+ Treg cells were analyzed by flow cytometer (FCM) and the levels of IL-10 and TGF-pi in supernatants were determined by ELISA. RESULTS; The MNC were collected from lymph and blood at 0, 24 and 48 h after the last challenge, respectively, and the cells were cultured for 96 h in vitro. The percentage of CD4+ CD25 + Foxp3+ Treg cells in the MNC from lymph was significantly higher than that from blood in each group (P < 0.05); The percentage of CD4 + CD25 Foxp3+ Treg cells in the MNC from lymph and blood in asthma group was significantly lower compare with the normal control group (P < 0.05); The percentage of CD4+ CD25 + Foxp3+ Treg cells in the MNC from lymph and blood in the anti-ICOSAb group obviously decreased compare with the asthma group ( P < 0. 05). At 0 h after the last challenge, the level of IL-10 in the supernatant of MNC from lymph and blood in the anti-ICOSAb group were significantly lower than that of the control and asthma groups (P < 0. 05), while there were no significant differences of TGF-pi expression in the supernatant of MNC from lymph and blood in each group at different time points. CON-CLUSION: Blocking the ICOS/ICOSL signaling pathway by anti-ICOSAb could exacerbate the deficiency of CRT CD25+ Foxp3+Treg cells from lymph and Wood in bronchial asthmatic rat, meanwhile inhibit the CD4 + CD25 + Foxp3+Treg cells secreting IL-10 at 0 h after the last challenge, but have no significant effect on the secretion of TGF-β1.%目的:研究抗ICOS抗体对哮喘大鼠外周血和淋巴液来源CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+调节性T细胞(Treg)数量及其功能的影响.方法:抗ICOS抗体处理血液和淋巴液中单个核细胞(MNC

  10. Different Responses of CD4+CD25+ Regulatory T Cells in Allergic Asthma Patients and Asymptomatic Sensitised People After Stimulation with Allergen in Vitro%CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞在过敏性哮喘和无症状的过敏者中表达的差异

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    王丽慧; 杨炯; 杨亦斌

    2011-01-01

    目的:比较过敏性哮喘患者、无症状的过敏者和不过敏的健康人外周血CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞(Treg)数量的差异及对特异性过敏原刺激的反应.方法:选取急性发作期的尘螨过敏性哮喘患者20例,无症状的尘螨过敏者24例,不过敏的健康人22例,分离外周血单个核细胞(PBMC)并进行CFSE染色,分别在不刺激和1mg/L尘螨抗原(rDer p 1)刺激情况下体外培养7 d,流式细胞仪检测CD4+CD25+Treg的比率和分裂指数;ELISA法检测各组细胞培养上清液和血清中白细胞介素-4(IL-4)和干扰素-γ(IFN-γ)的水平.结果:过敏性哮喘患者CD4+CD25+Treg比率和IFN-γ基础水平均低于无症状的尘螨过敏者和不过敏的健康人,且过敏原刺激后增加不明显;但IL-4的基础水平最高,过敏原刺激后差异更显著.无论刺激与否,无症状的尘螨过敏者CD4+CD25+Treg比率均与不过敏的健康人的水平接近.但过敏原刺激后无症状的尘螨过敏者CD4+CD25+Treg比率高于过敏性哮喘患者,且存在高水平的IFN-γ反应.结论:接触过敏原后,过敏性哮喘患者和无症状的过敏者表现出不同的免疫反应模式.过敏性哮喘患者抗原特异性CD4+CD25+Treg反应不足,存在过高Th2反应.无症状过敏的发生可能与机体对特异性过敏原刺激产生高水平的CD4+CD25+Treg反应及高水平的IFN-γ反应有关.%Objective: To determine whether there are differences in the numbers and the responses of CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells (Treg) in allergic asthmatics and people asymtomatic sensitised to specific allergen after specific allergen exposure. Methods: Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) were isolated from 20 patients sensitized to house dust mite with asthma, 24 asymptomatic subjects sensitized to house dust mite, and 22 non-allergic subjects. Cells were cultured without stimulation and with 1 mg/L antigen of dust mite rDer p 1. Frequencies and division index of CD4+ CD25+ Tregs were

  11. 支气管哮喘患儿CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+ IL-10+ T淋巴细胞水平变化和意义%Changes and significances of CD4 + CD25 + FOXP3 + IL-10 + T cells in children with asthma

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    王炜; 李芳; 段国威; 吴晓玲; 宋青

    2013-01-01

    目的:探讨对尘螨过敏的轻度持续支气管哮喘患儿淋巴细胞增殖情况及CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+ IL-10+T淋巴细胞水平变化.方法:选择30例对尘螨过敏的轻度持续支气管哮喘患儿作为实验组,同时选择30例健康儿童作为对照组.分离所有入选者的外周血淋巴细胞,给予户尘螨浸出液刺激48 h后检测淋巴细胞增殖的刺激指数以及CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+ IL-10+T淋巴细胞水平变化.结果:支气管哮喘患儿外周血淋巴细胞接受户尘螨浸出液刺激后淋巴细胞增殖的刺激指数显著高于对照组(P<0.01),支气管哮喘患儿CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+ IL-10+T淋巴细胞水平显著低于对照组(P<0.01).结论:支气管哮喘患儿接受过敏原刺激后发生明显的增殖反应,支气管哮喘患儿存在CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+ IL-10+T淋巴细胞功能障碍.%Objective: To explore the proliferation of T lymphocytes and the changes of CD4 + CD25 + Foxp3+ IL - 10 + T lymphocytes in children allergic to house dust mite with mild persistent asthma. Methods: Thirty children allergic to house dust mite ( HDM) with mild persistent asthma were selected as experimental group and 30 healthy children were selected as control group. Peripheral blood mononu-clear cells (PBMCs) were isolated from the subjects. After 48 hours of in vitro stimulation with HDM extracts, the stimulation indexes (SI) of lymphocytes and the changes of CD4 + CD25 + Foxp3+ IL - 10+ T lymphocytes were measured by flow cytometry. Results: SI of lymphocytes increased significantly in asthma group compared with control group, there was statistically significant difference ( P < 0. 001) . The level of CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+ IL — 10+ T lymphocytes in asthma group was statistically significantly lower than that in control group (P < 0.01) . Conclusion: T lymphocyte proliferation obviously can be observed in asthmatic children when they were stimulated by ,HDM extract. There is functional insufficiency of CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+ IL - 10+ T

  12. Differences of CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells between food allergy mice and normal mice%食物过敏与正常小鼠CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞的差异性研究

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    程茜; 陈玉梅

    2013-01-01

    Objective:To compare the quantities and functions of CD4+CD25+ regulatory T(Treg)cells between food allergy mice model and normal mice model. Methods: SPF Balb/c female mice of 4-6 weeks on egg-free diet were randomly divided into ovalbumin (OVA) group(n=8) and normal control group(n=8). Quantitative changes of CD4+CD25+ Treg cells in the spleen mononuclear cell suspension were analyzed by flow cytometry. Levels of serum interleukin-lO(IL-lO) and transforming growth factor-β1(TGF-βl) in OVA mice and normal control mice were detected by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Results: Percentage of CD4+ CD25+ Treg cells in OVA group was lower than that in normal control group (P<0.05 ), and percentage of forkhead transcription factor3+(Foxp3 + )CD4+CD25 + Treg cells in OVA group was significantly lower in OVA group than in normal control group(P<0.01). Levels of IL-10 and TGF-β1 were lower in OVA group than in normal control group(P<0.05)(P<0.01). Conclusions:There are differences in quantities and functions of Treg cells between food allergy and normal mice.%目的:比较食物过敏(food allergy,FA)小鼠与正常小鼠模型CD4+CD25+调节性T(regulatory T,Treg)细胞数量及功能差异.方法:4~6周龄SPF级无鸡蛋喂养Balb/c雌鼠随机分为2组,每组8只.分别为卵清蛋白(ovalbumin,OVA)致敏组和正常对照组.采用流式细胞术分析其脾脏单个核细胞悬液中CD4+CD25+ Treg细胞的数量变化;酶联免疫吸附试验(enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay,ELISA)检测OVA致敏组与正常对照组血清白介素10(interleukin-10,IL-10)和转化生长因子-β1 (transforming growth factor-β1,TGF-β1)水平.结果:OVA组CD4+CD25+T淋巴细胞的百分比低于正常对照组(P<0.05),并且叉状头转录因子3阳性(forkhead transcription factor3+,Foxp3+)CD4+CD25+Treg细胞的百分比显著低于正常对照组(P<0.01);OVA组IL-10低于正常对照组(P<0.05),TGF-β1水平显著低于正常对照组(P<0.01).结论:FA

  13. Detection of interleukin-10 and transforming growth factor-β1 in the culture supernatant of CD4+CD25+ T cells from patients with alopecia areata%斑秃患者外周血CD4+CD25+T细胞培养上清液白介素10和转化生长因子β1检测

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    马新华; 邵文俊; 金宛宛; 高宇

    2014-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the potential association of CD4+CD25+ T cells with alopecia areata.Methods Totally,this study enrolled 23 patients with progressive alopecia areata,25 patients with stable alopecia areata,and 25 healthy controls.Peripheral blood was isolated from these subjects followed by isolation of CD4+ CD25+ regulatory T cells,which were then cuhured with the presence of anti-CD3 and-CD28 monoclonal antibodies for four days.Subsequently,enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay was performed to measure the levels of interleukin (IL)-10 and transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1 in the culture supematant of these T cells.Results The levels of IL-10 and TGF-β1 were (31.68 ± 6.78) pg/ml and (32.29 ± 6.8) pg/ml respectively in the culture supernatant of CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells from patients with progressive alopecia areata,significantly lower than those from the healthy controls ((57.34 ± 14.15) pg/ml and (57.43 ± 15.16) pg/ml,both P < 0.05) and patients with stable alopecia areata ((52.56 ± 13.02) pg/ml and (61.75 ± 14.10) pg/ml,both P < 0.05).However,no significant difference was observed in the supernatant levels of IL-10 or TGF-β1 between the healthy controls and patients with stable alopecia areata.Conclusions The secretion of IL-10 and TGF-β1 by CD4+CD25+ T cells is decreased in patients with progressive alopecia areata,which may contribute to the pathogenesis of alopecia areata.%目的 探讨CD4+CD25+T细胞与斑秃发病之间的关系.方法 收集了3组研究对象,其中健康对照组25例、稳定期斑秃患者25例、进展期斑秃患者23例.抽取所有对象外周血,提取CD4+CD25+T细胞,培养4d,收集培养上清液,ELISA法检测上清液IL-10和TGF-β1水平.结果 进展期斑秃患者外周血CD4+CD25+T细胞培养的IL-10和TGF-β1分别为(31.68±6.78) pg/ml和(32.29±6.80) pg/ml,明显低于健康对照组(57.34±14.15) pg/ml、(57.43±15.16) pg/ml和稳定期斑秃患者(52.56±13.02) pg/ml和(61.75±14.10) pg

  14. LAP TGF-Beta Subset of CD4+CD25+CD127− Treg Cells is Increased and Overexpresses LAP TGF-Beta in Lung Adenocarcinoma Patients

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    Lorenzo Islas-Vazquez

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death worldwide. Adenocarcinoma, the most commonly diagnosed histologic type of lung cancer, is associated with smoking. Cigarette smoke promotes inflammation on the airways, which might be mediated by Th17 cells. This inflammatory environment may contribute to tumor development. In contrast, some reports indicate that tumors may induce immunosuppressive Treg cells to dampen immune reactivity, supporting tumor growth and progression. Thus, we aimed to analyze whether chronic inflammation or immunosuppression predominates at the systemic level in lung adenocarcinoma patients, and several cytokines and Th17 and Treg cells were studied. Higher proportions of IL-17-producing CD4+ T-cells were found in smoking control subjects and in lung adenocarcinoma patients compared to nonsmoking control subjects. In addition, lung adenocarcinoma patients increased both plasma concentrations of IL-2, IL-4, IL-6, and IL-10, and proportions of Latency Associated Peptide (LAP TGF-β subset of CD4+CD25+CD127− Treg cells, which overexpressed LAP TGF-β. This knowledge may lead to the development of immunotherapies that could inhibit the suppressor activity mediated by the LAP TGF-β subset of CD4+CD25+CD127− Treg cells to promote reactivity of immune cells against lung adenocarcinoma cells.

  15. LAP TGF-Beta Subset of CD4+CD25+CD127− Treg Cells is Increased and Overexpresses LAP TGF-Beta in Lung Adenocarcinoma Patients

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    Islas-Vazquez, Lorenzo; Prado-Garcia, Heriberto; Aguilar-Cazares, Dolores; Meneses-Flores, Manuel; Galicia-Velasco, Miriam; Romero-Garcia, Susana; Camacho-Mendoza, Catalina; Lopez-Gonzalez, Jose Sullivan

    2015-01-01

    Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death worldwide. Adenocarcinoma, the most commonly diagnosed histologic type of lung cancer, is associated with smoking. Cigarette smoke promotes inflammation on the airways, which might be mediated by Th17 cells. This inflammatory environment may contribute to tumor development. In contrast, some reports indicate that tumors may induce immunosuppressive Treg cells to dampen immune reactivity, supporting tumor growth and progression. Thus, we aimed to analyze whether chronic inflammation or immunosuppression predominates at the systemic level in lung adenocarcinoma patients, and several cytokines and Th17 and Treg cells were studied. Higher proportions of IL-17-producing CD4+ T-cells were found in smoking control subjects and in lung adenocarcinoma patients compared to nonsmoking control subjects. In addition, lung adenocarcinoma patients increased both plasma concentrations of IL-2, IL-4, IL-6, and IL-10, and proportions of Latency Associated Peptide (LAP) TGF-β subset of CD4+CD25+CD127− Treg cells, which overexpressed LAP TGF-β. This knowledge may lead to the development of immunotherapies that could inhibit the suppressor activity mediated by the LAP TGF-β subset of CD4+CD25+CD127− Treg cells to promote reactivity of immune cells against lung adenocarcinoma cells. PMID:26582240

  16. Chronic Heat Stress Inhibits Immune Responses to H5N1 Vaccination through Regulating CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ Tregs

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    Di Meng

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Chronic heat stress (CHS is known to have negative impacts on the immune responses in animals and increases their susceptibility to infections including the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus H5N1. However, the role of regulatory T cells (Tregs in CHS immunosuppression remains largely undefined. In this study, we demonstrated a novel mechanism by which CHS suppressed both Th1 and Th2 immune responses and dramatically decreased the protective efficacy of the formalin-inactivated H5N1 vaccine against H5N1 influenza virus infection. This suppression was found to be associated with the induced generation of CD4+CD25+FoxP3+ Tregs and the increased secretions of IL-10 and TGF-β in CD4+ T cells. Adoptive transfer of the induced Tregs also suppressed the protective efficacy of formalin-inactivated H5N1 virus immunization. Collectively, this study identifies a novel mechanism of CHS immunosuppression mediated by regulating CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ Tregs.

  17. CD25 signaling regulates the function and stability of peripheral Foxp3+ regulatory T cells derived from the spleen and lymph nodes of mice.

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    Wang, Kunpeng; Gu, Jian; Ni, Xuhao; Ding, Zheng; Wang, Qi; Zhou, Haoming; Zheng, SongGuo; Li, Bin; Lu, Ling

    2016-08-01

    Regulatory T cells (Tregs) play a critical role in sustaining immune tolerance and maintaining immune balance to alloantigen after transplatation. However, the functions of peripheral Tregs in different organs have not been fully characterized. Here, we showed that spleen-derived Tregs exhibited higher expression of Foxp3, greater suppressive capacity, and lower levels of IL-17A secretion than lymph node-derived Tregs in vitro in the presence or absence of inflammatory cytokines, such as IL-6. We found a higher percentage of CD25(bright) Tregs among spleen-derived Tregs than among lymph node-derived Tregs. Additionally, in vivo experiments demonstrated that adoptive transfer of spleen-derived Tregs, but not lymph node-derived Tregs, alleviated ischemia-reperfusion injury. These results reveal novel functions of Tregs derived from peripheral organs. In particular, spleen-derived Tregs, primarily consisting of CD25(bright) cells, may provide a more significant contribution to the suppression of immune-mediated autoimmune and inflammatory disease. PMID:27344615

  18. 变应性鼻炎患者外周血CD4+CD25+Treg及Foxp3的检测及意义

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    王淑慧; 王桂琴

    2012-01-01

    目的 通过检测变应性鼻炎(AR)患者外周血中调节性T细胞(Treg)的含量,并与正常健康人外周血中Treg含量作比较,探讨Treg在AR患者发病过程中的作用机制.方法 30例AR患者为试验组(8周未用抗组胺、糖皮质激素),15例正常健康人为对照组,采用流式细胞术分别检测以上受试对象外周血中Treg的含量,结果以CD4+CD25+Treg、CD4+CD25highTreg及Foxp3占外周血T细胞的百分比表示.结果 AR患者外周血Treg含量明显低于正常人( P<0.05).结论 AR患者外周血Treg细胞比例明显减少,是变应性鼻炎的发病机制之一.

  19. Change and its significance of CD4+ CD25+ regulatory T cells in experimental murine mammary carcinoma model%小鼠乳腺癌实验动物模型中CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞的变化及意义

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    徐林; 蒋正刚; 李宝华; 熊思东

    2006-01-01

    目的 研究CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞在小鼠乳腺癌实验动物模型中的变化,并探讨其意义.方法 以4T1接种BALB/c小鼠建立小鼠乳腺癌动物模型;分别以接种后1周和4周为荷瘤早、晚期;用流式细胞术(FACS)检测小鼠CD4+CD25+Foxp3+调节性T细胞在肿瘤局部及引流淋巴结中的比例变化;通过特异性增殖和杀伤实验观察早、晚期肿瘤局部的免疫应答.结果 CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞在肿瘤浸润淋巴细胞中的比例晚期为7.36%±0.26%,高于早期4.47%±0.88%(P<0.05);在引流淋巴结中比例变化不大;肿瘤浸润淋巴细胞的抗原特异性增殖和杀伤能力明显减弱(P<0.05).结论 CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞在肿瘤局部存在富集,这可能是导致肿瘤局部免疫反应减弱的重要原因.

  20. HBV宫内感染新生儿外周血调节性T细胞表达%Detection and analysis of CD4 + CD25+ regulatory T cell in peripheral blood from newborns with HBV intrauterine infection

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    高怡; 郭健; 付振东; 郝海燕; 刘明慧; 汪波; 丰淑英; 王素萍

    2013-01-01

    目的 探讨CD4+ CD25+调节性T细胞(Treg)在乙肝病毒(HBV)宫内感染新生儿外周血中的表达和意义.方法 选择乙肝表面抗原(HBsAg)阳性孕妇及其分娩新生儿79例,用酶联免疫吸附试验检测孕妇和新生儿外周血HBV标志物,实时荧光定量PCR检测母亲和新生儿外周血HBV DNA含量,用流式细胞仪检测新生儿外周血CD4+ CD25+ Treg和CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+ Treg水平.结果 宫内感染HBV新生儿外周血CD4+ CD25+Treg和CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+ Treg占CD4+T细胞比例分别为(10.57±2.25)%和(1.67±0.37)%,均高于未感染新生儿,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05),随产妇HBV DNA载量增加,新生儿外周血CD4+ CD25+ Treg和CD4+CD25+ Foxp3+ Treg增加,CD4+ CD25+ Treg比例高于阴性组(P <0.05);CD4+CD25+ Treg和CD4+ CD25+Foxp3+ Treg均与产妇HBV DNA载量呈正相关(r=0.430、0.409,P<0.05).结论 Treg可能通过抑制机体细胞免疫反应影响乙肝病毒清除,新生儿HBV宫内感染可能与Treg表达上调有关.

  1. Effect of Astragalus on CD4+ CD25+ T cells and cytokines in the mice model of asthma%黄芪对哮喘小鼠CD4+ CD25+调节性T细胞及IL-4IFN-γ IL-10的影响

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    刘瑞文; 李春霞; 李志华; 王郡甫

    2011-01-01

    目的 探讨黄芪对哮喘小鼠CD4+ CD25+调节性T细胞及Ⅱ-4、IFN-γ、IL-10的影响.方法 将BALB/c小鼠30只随机分为对照组、哮喘组和黄芪组.以卵蛋白(OVA)致敏激发法制备小鼠哮喘模型.酶联免疫吸附试验( ELISA)法检测支气管肺泡灌洗液(BALF)中IL-4、IFN-γ、IL-10及血清中IL-10的含量;流式细胞术(FCM)、反转录聚合酶链反应(RT-PCR)分别检测小鼠脾脏中CD4+ CD25+调节性T细胞数量及FoxP3mRNA表达情况.结果 哮喘组小鼠BALF中IL-4含量明显高于对照组(P<0.01)而低于黄芪组(P<0.01).与对照组相比,哮喘组小鼠BALF中IFN-γ、IL-10、血清中IL-10含量及脾脏中CD4+ CD25+调节性T细胞数量、FoxP3 mRNA表达水平明显降低(P<0.01);而黄芪组的上述改变较哮喘组显著增加(P<0.05).结论 CD4+ CD25+调节性T细胞参与了支气管哮喘的发病过程,黄芪可通过上调CD4+ CD25+调节性T细胞、FoxP3mRNA的表达及增加IL-10含量减轻哮喘炎症.

  2. Changes and clinical significance of CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ regulatory T cell and IL-10,TGF-β1 in steroid-resistant asthma patients of peripheral blood%激素抵抗性哮喘患者外周血CD4+CD25+Foxp3+调节性T细胞及IL-10、TGF-β1的变化及意义

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    钱一龙; 赵振中; 朱建俊; 谢中华; 王珠美

    2013-01-01

    目的 观察激素抵抗性哮喘(SRA)患者外周血CD4+CD25+Foxp3+调节性T细胞(Treg)及白介素10(IL-10)、转化生长因子β1(TGF-β1)的变化,分析其在SRA发病机制中的作用.方法 采用流式细胞术检测40例SRA患者(激素抵抗组)外周血单个核细胞CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ Treg数目,并计算CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ Treg占CD4+T淋巴细胞的百分比;酶联免疫吸附试验(ELISA)法检测其血清IL-10、TGF-β1水平,并与激素敏感性患者(激素敏感组,46例)及正常体检者(正常组,30例)进行对比.结果 激素抵抗组患者外周血CD4+CD25+Foxp3+Treg占CD4+T淋巴细胞的百分比、CD4+CD25+Foxp3+Treg绝对值及血清IL-10、TGF-β1水平均明显低于激素敏感组与正常组(P<0.01,P<0.05);激素敏感组患者外周血CD4+CD25+Foxp3+Treg占CD4+T淋巴细胞的百分比、CD4+CD25+Foxp3+Treg绝对值及血清TGF-β1水平明显低于正常组(P<0.01,P<0.05),血清IL-10无明显差异(P>0.05);CD4+CD25+Foxp3+Treg/CD4+T及CD4+CD25+Foxp3+Treg绝对数均与血清IL-10、TGF-β1水平呈明显正相关(P<0.01).结论 SRA患者外周血CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ Treg数目减少及IL-10、TGF-β1含量减低可能与SRA的发生、发展有关.

  3. A study of the effects of Schistosoma japonicum soluble egg antigen on CD4+CD25+regulatory T cells in patients with asthma%CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞在血吸虫可溶性虫卵抗原影响哮喘中的作用研究

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    朱云娟; 刘佩梅; 杨秀珍; 刘霞; 吴增强; 纪伟华; 安桂珍; 沈悦云; 刘金霞; 李健

    2011-01-01

    Objective To study the relationship between Schistosoma japonicum soluble egg antigen (SEA) and asthma and the effects of SEA on CD4+ CD25+ regulatory T cells (CD4+ CD25+ Treg) and expression of the Foxp3 gene. Methods BALB/C mice were each injected with 50 μg SEA peritoneally and through the foot pad once a week for 4 weeks. In the control group, all injections were with normal saline. Then asthma was induced with ovalbumin (OVA) in all mice. After mice were sacrificed, the lungs were subjected to pathologic examination; the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) was collected and different cells were classified and counted after smearing and staining. Spleen cells were separated and the percentage of CD4+ CD25+ Treg out of total CD4+ T cells was determined using flow cytometry. Total spleen RNA was prepared and synthesized into cDNA through reverse transcription; cDNA was subjected to PCR amplification to determine the level of Foxp3 mRNA expression. Results Mild pulmonary inflammation was observed in the SEA immunization group, whereas severe inflammation was observed in the control group. Staining of the BALF revealed that the SEA immunization group had a much lower BALF cell density than did the control group. In the SEA immunization group, the percentage of eosinophils out of total cells was(2. 22± 1. 52)% while it was (19. 93±4. 08)% in the control group. The difference between the 2 groups was statistically significant (P<0. 05). Flow cytometry revealed that the percentage of CD4+ CD25+ Treg out of total CD4+ T cells was (32. 24±2. 19) % in the SEA immunization group while it was (27. 41±2. 87) % in the control group. The difference between the 2 groups was statistically significant (P<0. 05). The level of Foxp3 mRNA expression was higher than that in the control group as well. Conclusion SEA inhibits the development of asthma to some extent and it seems influence immune regulation through its effect on CD4+CD25+Treg.%目的 研究血吸虫可溶性虫

  4. 不同剂量粉尘螨提取液对哮喘小鼠CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞的影响%Effect of Dermatophagoides farinae extract at various dosages on CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells of mice with asthma

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    吴雪郡; 黄英; 韩洁; 王模奎; 王莹; 王莉佳

    2012-01-01

    Objective To investigate the effect of Dermatophagoides farinae (Derf) extract at various dosages on CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells (Tregs) of mice with asthma and optimize the maintenance dosage of the extract for immune therapy. Methods Mouse model of anaphylactic asthma was established by injecting i. p. CS7BL / 6 mice with the extract of Derf. Thirty-two model mice were divided into one control and three test groups. The mice in test groups 1, 2 and 3 were injected i. p. with Der f at low (100μg/ mouse), moderate (1 mg/mouse) and high (2 mg/mouse) dosages respectively, while those in control groups with physiological saline. The contents of CD4+CD25+ T cells and Foxp3+CD4+CD25+Tregs in splenocytes of mice were determined by flow cytometry, while the IL-10 and TGF-β1 levels in sera by ELISA. Results The percentages of CD4+CD25+T cells in CD4+T cells and the percentages of Foxp3+CD4+CD25+Tregs in CD4+CD25+ T cells as well as serum IL-10 and TGF-β1 levels were significantly lower in control group and test group 1 than in test groups 2 and 3 (each P 0. 05). Conclusion The optimal maintenance dosage of Der f extract for specific immune therapy of asthma in mice was 1 mg/ mouse.%目的 探讨不同剂量粉尘螨提取液对哮喘小鼠CD4+CD25调节性T细胞(Regulatory T cells,Tregs)的影响,确定粉尘螨提取液免疫治疗的最佳维持剂量.方法 用粉尘螨提取液经腹腔注射C57BL/6小鼠,建立过敏性哮喘模型,将32只哮喘小鼠随机分为4组:生理盐水组以及粉尘螨低(100 μg/只)、中(1 mg/只)和高(2 mg/只)剂量组,治疗完成后,采用流式细胞术检测小鼠脾细胞中CD4+CD25+T细胞及Foxp3+C D4+C D25 +Tregs的含量,ELISA法检测小鼠血清中细胞因子IL-10、TGF-β1的水平.结果 生理盐水组、粉尘螨低剂量组小鼠脾细胞中CD4+CD25+T细胞占CD4+T细胞的百分比均明显低于粉尘螨中剂量组和高剂量组(P均<0.05),而中剂量组与高剂量组比

  5. Role of Foxp3 expression and CD+4CD+25 regulatory T cells on the pathogenesis of childhood asthma%Foxp3表达与CD+4CD+25调节性T细胞在儿童哮喘发病中的作用

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    罗征秀; 刘恩梅; 邓兵; 李欣; 陈坤华; 王莉佳; 黄英; 符州

    2006-01-01

    目的研究Foxp3基因表达与CD+4CD+25调节性T细胞在哮喘发病中的作用.方法以确诊哮喘的患儿为研究对象,急性发作期15例、缓解期15例,同期选10例正常儿童作对照,提取外周血单个核细胞(PBMC)进行CD4、CD25表面标志及血浆、培养上清液IL-4、IFN-γ、IL-10和TGF-β等细胞因子的ELISA检测,同时收集哮喘患儿和正常儿童的诱导痰,用RT-PCR方法检测PBMC及诱导痰中转录因子Foxp3-mRNA的表达.结果 PBMC CD+4CD+25T细胞百分率在哮喘急性发作期、缓解期分别为(10.1±2.1)%、(11.7±2.5)%,低于对照组的(15.5±2.7)%(P分别<0.01、<0.05);对照组PBMC在体外培养后CD+4CD+25细胞百分率显著升高,同培养前比较差异有统计学意义(P<0.01).PBMC Foxp3-mRNA表达水平(Foxp3/β-actin) 在哮喘急性发作期、缓解期分别为0.46±0.14 、0.50±0.19,低于对照组0.77±0.22,诱导痰Foxp3-mRNA表达水平哮喘患儿也低于对照组;PBMC在体外培养后对照组Foxp3-mRNA表达水平较培养前升高(P<0.05),而哮喘患儿培养前后Foxp3-mRNA表达水平无显著变化.血浆及培养上清液IFN-γ、TGF-β在哮喘急性发作期、缓解期低于对照组 (P<0.05),且IFN-γ、TGF-β与PBMC Foxp3-mRNA水平、CD+4CD+25细胞百分率呈正相关. 哮喘患儿血浆及培养上清液IL-4显著高于对照组,急性发作期血浆IL-10显著高于对照组,而缓解期与正常组无显著性差异;IL-4、IL-10与PBMC Foxp3-mRNA水平、CD+4CD+25细胞百分率无相关性.结论哮喘患儿的TGF-β分泌不足、Foxp3基因表达降低、CD+4CD+25调节性T细胞数量减少及分化发育障碍可能在儿童哮喘的发病中起重要作用.

  6. Expression of surface markers on peripheral CD4+CD25high T cells in patients with atopic asthma: role of inhaled corticosteroid

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    2008-01-01

    Background CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells (Tregs) mediate immune suppression through cell-cell contact with surface molecules,particularly cytotoxic T lymphocyte-associated antigen 4 (CTLA-4),glucocorticoid-induced tumor necrosis factor receptor family-related protein (GITR),and transforming growth factor β(TGF-β),but little is known about the exact role of Tregs in the pathogenesis of asthma.This study sought to characterize the expression of surface markers on peripheral blood mononuclear cells-derived Tregs in patients with atopic asthma and healthy subjects,and to investigate the effect of inhaled corticosteroid on them.Methods The expression of surface molecules on CD4+CD25hign Tregs was detected by flow cytometry.The effect of inhaled corticosteroid on expression of the surface molecules on Tregs was determined in vivo and in vitro.Total serum immunoglobulin E (IgE) and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein were measured by enzyme linked immunosorbent assay and latex enhanced immunoturbidimetric assay,respectively.Results Equivalent numbers of peripheral Tregs were found in patients with atopic asthma (stable and acute) and healthy subjects.Tregs preferentially expressed CTLA-4, GITR,toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4),latency-associated peptide (LAP/TGF-β1),and forkhead box P3 (FOXP3).Patients with acute asthma had decreased numbers of CD4+CD25high LAP+ T cells compared to healthy subjects and stable asthmatics.Inhaled corticosteroid enhanced the percentage of Tregs expressing LAP in vivo and in vitro dose-dependently.Furthermore,the percentages of Tregs expressing LAP were negatively correlated with total serum IgE levels and severity of asthma,but positively correlated with forced expiratory volume in one second percentage of the predicted value in patients with asthma.Concluslons The results suggest that membrane-bound TGF-β1 is a potential candidate for predicting the severity of asthma,and may contribute to the sustained remission of asthma,Strategies targeting

  7. Auditory stimulation of opera music induced prolongation of murine cardiac allograft survival and maintained generation of regulatory CD4+CD25+ cells

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    Uchiyama Masateru

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Interactions between the immune response and brain functions such as olfactory, auditory, and visual sensations are likely. This study investigated the effect of sounds on alloimmune responses in a murine model of cardiac allograft transplantation. Methods Naïve CBA mice (H2k underwent transplantation of a C57BL/6 (B6, H2b heart and were exposed to one of three types of music--opera (La Traviata, classical (Mozart, and New Age (Enya--or one of six different single sound frequencies, for 7 days. Additionally, we prepared two groups of CBA recipients with tympanic membrane perforation exposed to opera for 7 days and CBA recipients exposed to opera for 7 days before transplantation (pre-treatment. An adoptive transfer study was performed to determine whether regulatory cells were generated in allograft recipients. Immunohistochemical, cell-proliferation, cytokine, and flow cytometry assessments were also performed. Results CBA recipients of a B6 cardiac graft that were exposed to opera music and Mozart had significantly prolonged allograft survival (median survival times [MSTs], 26.5 and 20 days, respectively, whereas those exposed to a single sound frequency (100, 500, 1000, 5000, 10,000, or 20,000 Hz or Enya did not (MSTs, 7.5, 8, 9, 8, 7.5, 8.5 and 11 days, respectively. Untreated, CBA mice with tympanic membrane perforations and CBA recipients exposed to opera for 7 days before transplantation (pre-treatment rejected B6 cardiac grafts acutely (MSTs, 7, 8 and 8 days, respectively. Adoptive transfer of whole splenocytes, CD4+ cells, or CD4+CD25+ cells from opera-exposed primary allograft recipients resulted in significantly prolonged allograft survival in naive secondary recipients (MSTs, 36, 68, and > 100 days, respectively. Proliferation of splenocytes, interleukin (IL-2 and interferon (IFN-γ production was suppressed in opera-exposed mice, and production of IL-4 and IL-10 from opera-exposed transplant recipients increased

  8. Tim-3 mRNA Expression in Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells and Its Relationship with CD4+CD25+ Regulatory T Cells from Asthmatic Children%哮喘儿童外周血单个核细胞Tim-3mRNA的表达及其与CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞的关系

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    陆小霞

    2011-01-01

    目的 观察哮喘患儿外周血单个核细胞(PBMC)中Tim-3 mRNA的表达及其与CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞(Treg)的关系,探讨Tim-3在哮喘发生发展中的作用.方法 收集哮喘门诊或住院患儿73例,其中哮喘缓解期38例(缓解组),轻至中度急性发作期35例(发作组).利用RT-PCR检测哮喘患儿PBMC中Tim-3 mRNA的表达并做半定量分析,流式细胞术检测PBMC中的CD4+CD25+ Treg的水平(CD4+CD25+ Treg占CD4+T细胞的百分比).利用酶联免疫吸附试验(ELISA)检测血浆中白细胞介素6(IL-6)、转化生长因子β(TGF-β)的水平,并分析Tim-3 mRNA与CD4+CD25+ Treg、IL-6水平的相关性.结果 哮喘发作组PBMC中Tim-3 mRNA吸光度值为(0.86±0.17),与缓解组(0.39±0.11)和正常对照组(0.06±0.03)比较,差异具有统计学意义(均P<0.05),并且缓解组与正常对照组比较差异亦具有统计学意义(P<0.05).哮喘发作组外周血CD4+CD25+ Treg百分率为(8.35±1.67)%,与缓解组[(10.21±2.04)%]和正常对照组[(12.43±2.58)%]比较,差异均具有统计学意义(P<0.05),并且缓解组与正常对照组比较差异亦具有统计学意义(P<0.05);哮喘发作组血浆中IL-6水平为(78.35±14.59)pg/mL,与缓解组[(36.48±9.18)pg/mL]和正常对照组[(10.24±3.57)pg/mL]比较,差异均具有统计学意义(P<0.05),缓解组与正常对照组比较差异亦有统计学意义(P<0.05).3组血浆中TGF-β水平没有明显差异;哮喘发作组和缓解组PBMC中Tim-3 mRNA的表达水平与CD4+CD25+ Treg百分率均呈负相关(r=-0.81,-0.79,均P<0.05),与IL-6的水平呈正相关(r=0.87,0.83,均P<0.01).结论 哮喘患儿PBMC中Tim-3 mRNA表达增高参与哮喘的发生与发展,其机制可能与升高血浆IL-6,抑制CD4+CD25+ Treg的生成有关.%Objective To detect the expression of T cell immunoglobulin mucin 3 ( Tim-3)mRNA in pcripheral blood mono nuclear cells(PBMC)isolated from asthmatic children and analyze its rclationship with CD4+ CD25+ rcgulatory T cells

  9. Dysregulation of CD4+CD25+CD127lowFOXP3+ regulatory T cells in HIV-infected pregnant women

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    Kolte, Lilian; Gaardbo, Julie C; Karlsson, Ingrid;

    2010-01-01

    Pregnancy represents a major challenge to immunologic tolerance. How the fetal "semiallograft" evades maternal immune attack is unknown. Pregnancy success may involve alteration of both central (thymic) and peripheral tolerance mechanisms. HIV infection is characterized by CD4(+) T-cell depletion......, chronic immune activation, and altered lymphocyte subsets. We studied immunologic consequences of pregnancy in 20 HIV-infected women receiving highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), and for comparison in 16 HIV-negative women. Lymphocyte subsets, thymic output, and cytokine profiles were measured...... prospectively during pregnancy and postpartum. A significant expansion of CD4(+)CD25(+)CD127(low)FoxP3(+) regulatory T cells indicating alteration of peripheral tolerance was seen during second trimester, but only in HIV-negative women. HIV-infected women had lower CD4 counts, lower thymic output and Th-2...

  10. FoxP3(+)CD4(+)CD25(+) T cells with regulatory properties can be cultured from colonic mucosa of patients with Crohn's disease

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    Rømer, Johanne Lade

    2005-01-01

    /winged helix transcription factor FoxP3 is a master gene for T(reg) function and defects in the FoxP3 gene lead to a clinical picture similar to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Murine colitis can be cured by adoptive transfer of T(regs) and ex vivo-generated gut-specific T(regs) represent an attractive...... option for therapy in CD. Thus, defective T(regs) could contribute to the development of CD. We cultured biopsies of colonic mucosa in the presence of high concentrations of interleukin (IL)-2 and IL-4 to overcome the anergic nature of naturally occurring CD4(+)CD25(+) T(regs) in the mucosa. We...

  11. 丹参注射液联合地塞米松对哮喘大鼠CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞的影响%Influence of danshen injection combined with dexamethasone on CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells of asthmatic rats

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    薛克营; 程立; 王成国; 李威; 石明

    2008-01-01

    目的 探讨丹参注射液联合地塞米松(DXM)抑制哮喘气道炎症的免疫学机制.方法 50只Wistar大鼠随机分成正常对照(NC)组、哮喘组、丹参组、DXM组、联合用药组,计数支气管肺泡灌洗液(BALF)中细胞总数并分类,HE染色行肺组织病理学检查,流式细胞仪检测外周血单个核细胞(PBMCs)中CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞(CD4+CD25+Treg)比例,ELISA检测BALF中IL-4、IL-5含量.结果 与哮喘组比较,药物干预组细胞总数、中性粒细胞(Neu)、淋巴细胞(Lym)、嗜酸性粒细胞(Eos)百分率下降(P<0.05,P<0.01),联合用药组下降程度大于丹参组、DXM组(P<0.05).哮喘组呈显著炎症变化,丹参组呈中度炎症变化,DXM组呈轻度炎症变化,联合用药组无炎症改变.与哮喘组比较,药物干预组CD4+CD25+Treg/CD4+T升高(P<0.05),IL4、IL-5含量下降(P<0.05),联合用药组CD4+CD25+ Tree/CD4+T升高程度和IL-4、IL-5下降程度大于丹参组和DXM组(P<0.05).结论 丹参注射液具有抑制哮喘大鼠气道炎症的作用,和DXM联合应用后,抑制作用更加明显,该作用可能和促进CD4+CD25+Treg产生,进而抑制IL-4、IL-5产生,纠正Th1/Th2失衡,最终减轻气道炎症有关.%Objective To investigate the immunological mechanism of inhibitory effect of Danshen injection combined with dexamethasone(DXM) on asthmatic airway inflammation.Methods 50 Wistar rats were randomly divided into normal control(NC),asthma,Danshen,DXM and Danshen+DXM group.Cytology study of Bronchoalveolar lavage fluid(BALF) was conducted.Pathology of lung tissue was done through HE.Flow eytometry was used to detect CD4+CD25+ regulatory T Cells(CD4+CD25+ Treg) ratio in peripheral blood mononuclear cells(PBMCs).IL-4 and IL-5 levels in BALF were detected by ELISA.Results Total cells number,percentage of lymphocytes,neutrophils and eosinophils(Eos) in BALF of the three treated groups were lower than that in asthma group(P<0.05,P<0.01),particularly in Danshen+DXM group

  12. Changes of Th17 cells and CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells in peripheral blood of asthmatic children and their relationship with the situation of asthma.%哮喘患儿外周血Th17细胞CD4+CD25+调节性细胞变化及其与病情相关分析

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    马秋莉; 彭韶; 梁鹏; 李会娟; 张曼

    2011-01-01

    Objective To observe the levels of Thl7 cells, CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells in the asthmatic children and relationship between the two types of cells and children' s condition. Methods Flow cytometry was used to detect the percentages of the Thl7 cells and CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells in the peripheral blood of acute asthma children (asthma group, n - 60) .alleviated period asthma children (n = 30) and healthy children (healthy control group, n = 30).Acute asthma children were divided into 3 groups: mild, moderate and severe asthmatic patients. Results Compared with the healthy control group (1.02% ± 0.28%) and alleviated period asthma children (1.65% ± 0.38%), the numbers of CD4+ cells (Thl7) expressing IL-17 in peripheral blood of acute asthma(2.24% ± 1.02%) were increased, and the differences were statistically significant (P<0.05). The levels of CD4+CD25+T cells in peripheral blood of acute asthma and alleviated period asthma children (5.37% ± 0.80% ; 6.05% ± 0.87%) were significantly lower than those of healthy children (7.11% ± 0.89%) (P < 0.05). Thl7 cells were positively correlated with the course of childhood asthma(r = 0.649, P < 0.05).CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells were negatively correlated with the course of childhood asthma (r =-0.599, P < 0.05). Conclusion The immunization response of Thl7 cells in peripheral blood of asthmatic children is strengthened, but the immune function of CD4+CD25+regulatory T cells is decresed. The severity of asthma is closely related to the inbal-ance of Th71ATreg cellular immunity.%目的 探讨支气管哮喘患儿外周血中辅助T细胞(Th) 17细胞和CD4+ CD25+调节性T细胞(Treg)的变化与儿童哮喘病情的相关性.方法 收集2009年月5月至2010年4月于郑州大学第一附属医院就诊的患儿,均为首次确诊哮喘或规范吸入激素停用>3个月后复发及近1个月内无明显感染者.采用流式细胞仪测定患儿外周血中Th17细胞及CD4+CD25+Treg比例的变化.结果 Th

  13. Effect of Lactobacillussalivariuson the Number of CD4+CD25+Foxp3+Treg Cells and the Expression of TGF-β1 in Asthma Balb/c Mice%唾液乳杆菌对哮喘小鼠CD4+CD25+Foxp3+Treg细胞数量及TGF-β1表达的影响

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    相云; 尚云晓; 李淼

    2015-01-01

    Objective To explore the effect of Lactobacillussalivariuson the number of CD4+CD25+Foxp3+Treg cells and expression of transform⁃ing growth factorβ1(TGF⁃β1)in asthma Balb/c mice. Methods Thirty⁃two female Balb/c mice were randomly divided into four groups:the nor⁃mal control group,the asthma group,the Lactobacillus salivarius group,and the asthma combined Lactobacillussalivariusgroup. Acute asthma mod⁃el was established by the ovalbumin challenge method. After extraction of primary spleen cells,flow cytometry was used to test CD4+CD25+Foxp3+Treg/CD4+T ratio in spleen lymphocytes. The levels of IL⁃4,IFN⁃γand TGF⁃β1 in the spleen cell culture supernatant were measured by ELISA method. Results The level of Th2 cytokine(IL⁃4)in the spleen cell culture supernatant of the asthma group was significantly higher than that of the control group(P<0.05),however,the level of Th1 cytokine(IFN⁃γ)was significantly lower than that of the control group(P<0.05). The ex⁃pression level of Th2 cytokine(IL⁃4)in the Lactobacillussalivariusintervention group was significantly decreased compared with the asthma group, and the Th1 cytokine(IFN⁃γ)expression level was elevated compared with the asthma group(P<0.05). The level of TGF⁃β1 in the Lactobacillus salivarius intervention group was higher than in the asthma group(P<0.05). The proportion of CD4+CD25+Foxp3+Treg/CD4+T in spleen lympho⁃cytes in the asthma group was lower than that in the control group(P<0.05),and was higher in the Lactobacillus salivarius intervention group than in the asthma group(P<0.05). Conclusion CD4+CD25+Foxp3+Treg was associated with the pathogenesis of asthma. Lactobacillus salivarius could adjust Th1/Th2 imbalance and reduce asthma inflammation through up⁃regulation of CD4+CD25+Foxp3+Treg and TGF⁃β1 expression.%目的:探讨唾液乳杆菌对哮喘Balb/c小鼠CD4+CD25+Foxp3+Treg细胞数量及转化生长因子β1(TGF⁃β1)表达的影响。方法将32只

  14. IL-2 regulates FOXP3 expression in human CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells through a STAT-dependent mechanism and induces the expansion of these cells in vivo.

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    Zorn, Emmanuel; Nelson, Erik A; Mohseni, Mehrdad; Porcheray, Fabrice; Kim, Haesook; Litsa, Despina; Bellucci, Roberto; Raderschall, Elke; Canning, Christine; Soiffer, Robert J; Frank, David A; Ritz, Jerome

    2006-09-01

    IL-2 plays a critical role in the maintenance of CD4+CD25+ FOXP3(+) regulatory T cells (Tregs) in vivo. We examined the effects of IL-2 signaling in human Tregs. In vitro, IL-2 selectively up-regulated the expression of FOXP3 in purified CD4+CD25+ T cells but not in CD4+CD25- cells. This regulation involved the binding of STAT3 and STAT5 proteins to a highly conserved STAT-binding site located in the first intron of the FOXP3 gene. We also examined the effects of low-dose IL-2 treatment in 12 patients with metastatic cancer and 9 patients with chronic myelogenous leukemia after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Overall, IL-2 treatment resulted in a 1.9 median fold increase in the frequency of CD4+CD25+ cells in peripheral blood as well as a 9.7 median fold increase in FOXP3 expression in CD3+ T cells. CD56+CD3- natural killer (NK) cells also expanded during IL-2 therapy but did not express FOXP3. In vitro treatment of NK cells with 5-aza-2'-deoxycytidine restored the IL-2 signaling pathway leading to FOXP3 expression, suggesting that this gene was constitutively repressed by DNA methylation in these cells. Our findings support the clinical evaluation of low-dose IL-2 to selectively modulate CD4+CD25+ Tregs and increase expression of FOXP3 in vivo. PMID:16645171

  15. Interplay of T Helper 17 Cells with CD4+CD25high FOXP3+ Tregs in Regulation of Allergic Asthma in Pediatric Patients

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    Amit Agarwal

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. There is evidence that Tregs are important to prevent allergic diseases like asthma but limited literature exists on role of TH17 cells in allergic diseases. Methods. Fifty children with asthma and respiratory allergy (study group and twenty healthy children (control group were recruited in this study. Total IgE levels and pulmonary function tests were assessed. The expression of Tregs and cytokines was determined by flow cytometry. Results. The average level of total IgE in study group (316.8 ± 189.8 IU/mL was significantly higher than controls (50 ± 17.5 IU/mL, P<0.0001. The frequency of TH17 cells and culture supernatant level of IL-17 in study group (12.09 ± 8.67 pg/mL was significantly higher than control group (2.01 ± 1.27 pg/mL, P<0.001. Alternatively, the frequency of FOXP3 level was significantly lower in study group [(49.00 ± 13.47%] than in control group [(95.91 ± 2.63%] and CD4+CD25+FOXP3+ to CD4+CD25+ ratio was also significantly decreased in study group [(6.33 ± 2.18%] compared to control group [(38.61 ± 11.04%]. The total serum IgE level is negatively correlated with FOXP3 level (r=-0.5273, P<0.0001. The FOXP3 expression is negatively correlated with the IL-17 levels (r=-0.5631, P<0.0001 and IL-4 levels (r=-0.2836, P=0.0460. Conclusions. Imbalance in TH17/Tregs, elevated IL-17, and IL-4 response and downregulation of FOXP3 were associated with allergic asthma.

  16. Cerebral ischemia increases bone marrow CD4+CD25+FoxP3+ regulatory T cells in mice via signals from sympathetic nervous system.

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    Wang, Jianping; Yu, Lie; Jiang, Chao; Fu, Xiaojie; Liu, Xi; Wang, Menghan; Ou, Chunying; Cui, Xiaobing; Zhou, Chengguang; Wang, Jian

    2015-01-01

    Recent evidence has shown that an increase in CD4(+)CD25(+)FoxP3(+) regulatory T (Treg) cells may contribute to stroke-induced immunosuppression. However, the molecular mechanisms that underlie this increase in Treg cells remain unclear. Here, we used a transient middle cerebral artery occlusion model in mice and specific pathway inhibitors to demonstrate that stroke activates the sympathetic nervous system, which was abolished by 6-OHDA. The consequent activation of β2-adrenergic receptor (AR) signaling increased prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) level in bone marrow. β2-AR antagonist prevented the upregulation of PGE2. PGE2, which acts on prostaglandin E receptor subtype 4 (EP4), upregulated the expression of receptor activator for NF-κB ligand (RANKL) in CD4(+) T cells and mediated the increase in Treg cells in bone marrow. Treatment of MCAO mice with RANKL antagonist OPG inhibited the increase in percent of bone marrow Treg cells. PGE2 also elevated the expression of indoleamine 2,3 dioxygenase in CD11C(+) dendritic cells and promoted the development of functional Treg cells. The effect was neutralized by treatment with indomethacin. Concurrently, stroke reduced production of stromal cell-derived factor-1 (SDF-1) via β3-AR signals in bone marrow but increased the expression of C-X-C chemokine receptor (CXCR) 4 in Treg and other bone marrow cells. Treatment of MCAO mice with β3-AR antagonist SR-59230A reduced the percent of Treg cells in peripheral blood after stroke. The disruption of the CXCR4-SDF-1 axis may facilitate mobilization of Treg cells and other CXCR4(+) cells into peripheral blood. This mechanism could account for the increase in Treg cells, hematopoietic stem cells, and progenitor cells in peripheral blood after stroke. We conclude that cerebral ischemia can increase bone marrow CD4(+)CD25(+)FoxP3(+) regulatory T cells via signals from the sympathetic nervous system. PMID:25110149

  17. Murine CD4+CD25- cells activated in vitro with PMA/ionomycin and anti-CD3 acquire regulatory function and ameliorate experimental colitis in vivo

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    Majowicz Anna

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Induced regulatory T (iTreg lymphocytes show promise for application in the treatment of allergic, autoimmune and inflammatory disorders. iTreg cells demonstrate advantages over natural Treg (nTreg cells in terms of increased number of starting population and greater potential to proliferate. Different activation methods to generate iTreg cells result in iTreg cells that are heterogeneous in phenotype and mechanisms of suppression. Therefore it is of interest to explore new techniques to generate iTreg cells and to determine their physiological relevance. Methods Using phorbol myristate acetate (PMA/ionomycin and anti-CD3 activation of CD4+CD25- cells we generated in vitro functional CD4+CD25+ iTreg (TregPMA cells. Functionality of the generated TregPMA cells was tested in vivo in a mouse model of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD - CD45RB transfer colitis model. Results TregPMA cells expressed regulatory markers and proved to ameliorate the disease phenotype in murine CD45RB transfer colitis model. The body weight loss and disease activity scores for TregPMA treated mice were reduced when compared to diseased control group. Histological assessment of colon sections confirmed amelioration of the disease phenotype. Additionally, cytokine analysis showed decreased levels of proinflammatory colonic and plasma IL-6, colonic IL-1 β and higher levels of colonic IL-17 when compared to diseased control group. Conclusions This study identifies a new method to generate in vitro iTreg cells (TregPMA cells which physiological efficacy has been demonstrated in vivo.

  18. Influence of functional groups on the C{sub {alpha}-}C{sub {beta}}chain of L-phenylalanine and its derivatives

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    Ganesan, Aravindhan [Centre for Molecular Simulation, Swinburne University of Technology, P.O. Box 218, Hawthorn, Melbourne, Victoria 3122 (Australia); Brunger, Michael [School of Chemistry, Physics and Earth Sciences, Flinders University, GPO Box 2100, Adelaide, South Australia 5001 (Australia); Wang Feng, E-mail: fwang@swin.edu.a [Centre for Molecular Simulation, Swinburne University of Technology, P.O. Box 218, Hawthorn, Melbourne, Victoria 3122 (Australia)

    2010-07-21

    L-phenylalanine (L-phe) consists of three different functional groups, i.e., phenyl, carboxyl (-COOH) and amino (-NH{sub 2}), joining through the C{sub {alpha}-}C{sub {beta}}bridge. Substitution of these groups produces 2-phenethylamine (PEA) and 3-phenylpropionic acid (PPA). Electronic structures of L-phe, PEA and PPA together with smaller 'fragments' L-alanine and benzene were determined using density functional theory (DFT), from which core and valence shell ionization spectra were simulated. Comparison of the spectra reveals that core shell ionization energies clearly indicate that the carbon bridge is significantly affected by their functional group substitutions particularly at the C{sub {alpha}}site. In the valence space, quite unexpectedly, the frontier orbitals are concentrated on the benzene group although some energy splitting is observed. The orbitals which significantly affect the C{sub {alpha}-}C{sub {beta}}carbon backbone are from the inner valence shell in the ionization energy region of 20-26 eV of the molecules.

  19. The Expression of CD25 and FOXP3 in Mouse Asthma and the Effect of Dexamethasone%CD25及FOXP3在支气管哮喘小鼠中的表达以及地塞米松的干预作用

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    马祥; 梁宗安; 毛辉; 刘雅; 王茂筠

    2010-01-01

    目的 分析哮喘小鼠模型肺组织及骨髓中CD25及FOXP3的表达,以及地塞米松的干预作用.方法 BALB/c小鼠随机分为正常对照、哮喘及地塞米松干预组,通过HE染色观察肺组织的病理变化,应用Western blot、RT-PCR方法检测肺组织FOXP3及CD25的表达,RT-PCR方法检测哮喘及地塞米松干预组肺及骨髓FOXP3 mRNA表达.结果 哮喘及地塞米松干预组肺组织FOXP3表达强于正常对照组(P0.05);哮喘及地塞米松干预组肺组织及骨髓细胞均有FOXP3 mRNA表达,且地塞米松组强于哮喘组(P<0.05).结论 哮喘小鼠肺内CD25及FOXP3表达增强,地塞米松会促进其表达;哮喘小鼠骨髓有F10XP3表达,地塞米松促进其表达.

  20. Gaseous [M - H]+ ions of alpha,omega-diphenylalkanes: cyclization to [M + H]+ type ions of benzocycloalkanes as recognized by chain-length dependent proton exchange

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    Kuck, Dietmar

    1992-01-01

    Metastable [M - H]+ ions of alpha,omega-diphenylalkanes C6H5(CH2)xC6H5 where x = 3-6 (structures 3-6 respectively), generated by hydride abstraction in the chemical ionization (i-butane) source, eliminate benzene after proton exchange between the aromatic rings. The proton exchange is slow for ions [3 - H]+ and [4 - H]+, but fast and apparently complete for ions [5 - H]+ and [6 - H]+. These observations, combined with collision activation experiments, suggest the cyclization of the [M - H]+ i...

  1. Two novel nonradioactive polymerase chain reaction-based assays of dried blood spots, genomic DNA, or whole cells for fast, reliable detection of Z and S mutations in the alpha 1-antitrypsin gene

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    Andresen, B S; Knudsen, I; Jensen, P K;

    1992-01-01

    Two new nonradioactive polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based assays for the Z and S mutations in the alpha 1-antitrypsin gene are presented. The assays take advantage of PCR-mediated mutagenesis, creating new diagnostic restriction enzyme sites for unambiguous discrimination between test samples...... from individuals who are normal, heterozygous, or homozygous for the mutations. We show that the two assays can be performed with purified genomic DNA as well as with boiled blood spots. The new assays were validated by parallel testing with a technique in which PCR is combined with allele......-specific oligonucleotide (ASO) probes. In all cases tested the results obtained by the different techniques were in accordance. The new assays can be used for prenatal diagnostics and can be performed directly with boiled tissue samples. Because the new assays are easy to perform and reliable, we conclude that they are...

  2. Dynamic changes in percentages of CD4+CD25+regulatory T cells and Th17 cells in process of airway remodeling in mouse model of asthma%哮喘小鼠气道重塑过程中CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞和Th17细胞表达的动态变化

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    娄春艳; 李敏; 李丽

    2015-01-01

    Objective To study the dynamic changes in Th17 cells and CD4+CD25+regulatory T cells (Treg) in the spleen and to analyze their relationship with airway remodeling. Methods A total of 48 female speciifc pathogen-free Balb/c mice were randomly divided into control and asthmatic groups. To establish the asthmatic airway remodeling model, the mice were sensitized to ovalbumin (OVA) through intraperitoneal injection of OVA and aluminum hydroxide suspension and challenged by inhalation of aerosol OVA. The matched control group was treated with normal saline instead. In 24 hours after 2-week, 4-week, and 8-week aerosol inhalation, 8 mice were randomly selected from each group and sacriifced. Then histopathological examination of the left lung was performed to measure the degree of airway remodeling. The percentages of Th17 and CD4+CD25+Treg cells in total CD4+cells from the spleen were determined by lfow cytometry. Results In the asthmatic group, the ratios of total bronchial wall area to bronchial basement membrane perimeter (WAt/Pbm) and bronchial smooth muscle area to bronchial basement membrane perimeter (WAm/Pbm) signiifcantly increased as the challenge proceeds (P<0.01). The percentage of Th17 cells derived from the cell suspension of the spleen gradually increased and it was positively correlated with the degree of asthmatic airway remodeling (P<0.01). The percentage of CD4+CD25+Treg cells from the suspension gradually decreased and it was negatively correlated with the degree of asthmatic airway remodeling (P<0.01). Conclusions In mice with asthma, as the challenge proceeds, the airway remodeling becomes more severe, the percentage of Th17 cells increases, and the percentage of CD4+CD25+Treg cells decreases. The immunological imbalance is possibly one of the important factors inducing airway remodeling.%目的:探讨哮喘小鼠Th17细胞和CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞(Treg)在脾组织中表达水平的变化规律及与气道重塑的关系

  3. Proliferative index and expression of CD38, Zap-70, and CD25 in different lymphoid compartments of chronic lymphocytic leukemia patients

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    Olga Khoudoleeva

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Olga Khoudoleeva1 Eugeny Gretsov1 Natasha Barteneva2,3 Ivan Vorobjev11Hematology Scientific Center, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Moscow, Russia; 2Immune Disease Institute and Program in Cellular and Molecular Biology, Children Hospital of Boston, Boston, MA, USA; 3Department of Pathology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USAAbstract: Recent studies of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL show that malignant B cells proliferate at a rate similar to normal B lymphocytes. This is in apparent contradiction to the very low proliferation rate found in blood specimens from CLL patients. To address this problem, we studied the expression of Ki-67, CD38, CD25, and Zap-70 in different compartments of CLL patients. Using triple-color flow cytometry, we examined the expression of CD38, CD25, Zap-70, and Ki-67 antigens in the peripheral blood, bone marrow, spleen, and lymph nodes biopsies of patients with CLL, splenic marginal zone lymphoma (SMZL, and nonmalignant diseases. In parallel probes of lymph node/spleen biopsies and blood taken from one and the same patient, Ki-67 expression was 17 times higher. Among the whole cohort, we also found significantly higher Ki-67 expression in biopsies from lymph nodes and spleen (4.95% ± 0.55%, compared with bone marrow (1.88% ± 0.32% and peripheral blood (0.45% ± 0.03%, P < 0.01. In CLL patients, there are statistically significant correlations between the expression of CD38 and Ki-67 in bone marrow (P ≤ 0.01, Zap-70 and Ki-67 in blood (P ≤ 0.01, and Zap-70 and CD38 in blood (P ≤ 0.01. Patients with SMZL also showed a significant correlation between Ki-67 and CD38 expression (P ≤ 0.01 and between Ki-67 and Zap-70 expression (P ≤ 0.01. We show for the first time that proliferation of B lymphocytes in CLL patients is associated primarily with lymph nodes/spleen. Malignant cells in the blood represent only a subpopulation of nonproliferating and less-activated B cells in this disease

  4. Study of Four-Week Aerobic Endurance Exercise on the Induction of CD4+CD25+Treg in Mouse Spleen%4周有氧耐力运动对小鼠脾脏CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞诱导表达的实验研究

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    王杰龙; 陈军; 吴明方; 张光波; 陈礼文; 赵建萍

    2012-01-01

    目的:通过对4周负重游泳运动前、后小鼠脾脏CD4- CD25+ Treg表达水平变化及相关细胞因子IL-2、IL-10和TGF-β1水平变化的分析,探讨和研究有氧耐力运动对小鼠脾脏CD4+ CD25+ Treg表达及细胞因子IL-2、IL-10和TGF-β的影响.方法:KM种雄性小鼠100只随机分为对照组(50只)和运动组(50只).运动各组分别按运动方案进行45 min的负重(5%体重)游泳运动每天1次,每周6次.分别于实验前、每周末次运动后24 h,处死小鼠,摘取脾脏和胸腺、采集血样.计算脾指数和胸腺指数,流式细胞仪检测小鼠脾脏CD4+CD25+ Treg的表达,ELISA法测定血清IL-2、IL-10和TGF-β含量.结果:在4周负重游泳运动过程中,运动组小鼠脾指数在第1周末增加并在随后2、3、4周表现出下降的趋势,胸腺指数表现为逐周减少.运动组小鼠脾脏CD4+ CD25+ Treg的表达率表现为逐周增高,运动3周组、4周组高于运动0周组和对照组(P<0.05).运动2周组和3周组血清IL-2水平升高,高于对照组(P<0.05);运动3周组和4周组血清IL-10和TGF-β1水平高于对照组(P<0.05).结论:4周有氧耐力游泳运动可延缓小鼠脾脏生长,加快胸腺萎缩,进而影响免疫器官的发育和功能.4周有氧耐力游泳运动可诱导小鼠T细胞活化,脾脏CD4+ CD25+ Treg表达水平提高,血清IL-10和TGF-β1水平升高,诱导免疫偏移.

  5. Coefficient Alpha

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    Heavy reliance on Cronbach’s alpha has been standard practice in many validation studies. However, there seem to be two misconceptions about the interpretation of alpha. First, alpha is mistakenly considered as an indication of unidimensionality and second, that the higher the value of alpha the better. The aim of this study is to clarify these misconceptions with the use of real data from the educational setting. Results showed that high alpha values can be obtained in multidimensional scale...

  6. A case of subepidermal blistering disease with autoantibodies to multiple laminin subunits who developed later autoantibodies to alpha-5 chain of type IV collagen associated with membranous glomerulonephropathy.

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    Sueki, Hirohiko; Sato, Yoshinori; Ohtoshi, Shinpei; Nakada, Tokio; Yoshimura, Ashio; Tateishi, Chiharu; Borza, Dorin-Bogdan; Fader, William; Ghohestani, Reza F; Hirako, Yoshiaki; Koga, Hiroshi; Ishii, Norito; Tsuchisaka, Atsunari; Qian, Hua; Li, Xiaoguang; Hashimoto, Takashi

    2015-09-01

    We report a 68-year-old Japanese female patient with subepidermal blistering disease with autoantibodies to multiple laminins, who subsequently developed membranous glomerulonephropathy. At skin disease stage, immunofluorescence demonstrated IgG anti-basement membrane zone antibodies reactive with dermal side of NaCl-split skin. Immunoblotting of human dermal extract, purified laminin-332, hemidesmosome-rich fraction and laminin-521 trimer recombinant protein (RP) detected laminin γ-1 and α-3 and γ-2 subunits of laminin-332. Three years after skin lesions disappeared, nephrotic symptoms developed. Antibodies to α-3 chain of type IV collagen (COL4A3) were negative, thus excluding the diagnosis of Goodpasture syndrome. All anti-laminin antibodies disappeared. Additional IB and ELISA studies of RPs of various COL4 chains revealed reactivity with COL4A5, but not with COL4A6 or COL4A3. Although diagnosis of anti-laminin γ-1 (p200) pemphigoid or anti-laminin-332-type mucous membrane pemphigoid could not be made, this case was similar to previous cases with autoantibodies to COL4A5 and/or COL4A6. PMID:25633161

  7. Research progress of CD+4 CD+25 Foxp3 Treg cells in the hematological malignancies%调节性T细胞在血液系统恶性肿瘤中的研究进展

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    邵亮; 张铀

    2008-01-01

    胸腺产生的CD+4 CD25调节性T细胞(Treg细胞)被认为在控制自身免疫、防止移植物排斥反应、抑制抗感染自身免疫以及抑制异基因免疫反应中发挥重要作用.最近有报道此类细胞有抑制机体抗肿瘤的作用.Foxp3是Treg细胞最具特异性的蛋白分子标志物.阐述了血液系统恶性肿瘤患者CD+4 CD+25 Foxp3 Treg的表达以及其对免疫治疗的潜在作用.%Thymus derived CD+4; CD+25 regulatory T cells (Treg) are thought to be specific T cells that play an important role in controlling autoimmunity, preventing transplant rejection, restraining anti-infectious immune response, suppressing allogeneic immune respons. More recently, these cells are reported to have the ability of suppressing antitumor immune response. Foxp3 are the most specific protein of Treg. In this review, we will discuss the expression of CD+4 CD+25 Treg in patients with hematological malignancies and its implication for immunotherapy.

  8. Role of glucagon-like peptide-1 analogue liraglutide played in the proliferation of CD4~+ CD25~- T cells in normal people and type 1 diabetic patients in vitro

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    胡瑛

    2013-01-01

    Objective To study the role of glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) analogue liraglutide played in the proliferation of CD4+CD25-T cells in normal people and newly-onset type 1 diabetic patients,and to evaluate the possible immune regulatory role of liraglutide in the

  9. CD4+CD25+CD127 regulatory cells play multiple roles in maintaining HIV-1 p24 production in patients on long-term treatment: HIV-1 p24-producing cells and suppression of anti-HIV immunity

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    Yan-Mei Jiao

    2015-08-01

    Conclusions: CD4+CD25+CD127 regulatory cells play multiple roles in maintaining HIV-1 p24 production in long-term ART patients. Treg cells may be a target for eliminating the latent HIV reservoir after effective long-term ART.

  10. Orally-Induced Intestinal CD4+ CD25+ FoxP3+ Treg Controlled Undesired Responses towards Oral Antigens and Effectively Dampened Food Allergic Reactions.

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    Paola Lorena Smaldini

    Full Text Available The induction of peripheral tolerance may constitute a disease-modifying treatment for allergic patients. We studied how oral immunotherapy (OIT with milk proteins controlled allergy in sensitized mice (cholera toxin plus milk proteins upon exposure to the allergen. Symptoms were alleviated, skin test was negativized, serum specific IgE and IgG1 were abrogated, a substantial reduction in the secretion of IL-5 and IL-13 by antigen-stimulated spleen cells was observed, while IL-13 gene expression in jejunum was down-regulated, and IL-10 and TGF-β were increased. In addition, we observed an induction of CD4+CD25+FoxP3+ cells and IL-10- and TGF-β-producing regulatory T cells in the lamina propria. Finally, transfer experiments confirmed the central role of these cells in tolerance induction. We demonstrated that the oral administration of milk proteins pre- or post-sensitization controlled the Th2-immune response through the elicitation of mucosal IL-10- and TGF-β-producing Tregs that inhibited hypersensitivity symptoms and the allergic response.

  11. Stromal CD4/CD25 positive T-cells are a strong and independent prognostic factor in non-small cell lung cancer patients, especially with adenocarcinomas.

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    Kayser, Gian; Schulte-Uentrop, Luzie; Sienel, Wulf; Werner, Martin; Fisch, Paul; Passlick, Bernward; Zur Hausen, Axel; Stremmel, Christian

    2012-06-01

    Within the concert of immune reactions against tumour cells cytotoxic and regulatory T-cells are of utmost importance. Several studies revealed contradictory results on this issue. We therefore focused on functional expression patterns and localization of tumour-infiltrating T-lymphocytes in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and their impact on patient's survival. 232 curatively operated NSCLC patients were included. After histological reevaluation and construction of tissue-multi-arrays immunohistochemical doublestains for CD3/CD8 and CD4/CD25 were performed to evaluate the total number of T-cells and their subsets of cytotoxic and activated T-cells. Additionally, the localization of the lymphocytes was included in the analysis. Hereby, T-cells within the tumour stroma were regarded as stromal, those among cancer cells as intraepithelial. The number of lymphocytes differed significantly between the histological subtypes being most prominent in large cell carcinomas. Survival analysis showed that high numbers of stromal T-lymphocytes are of beneficial prognostic influence in NSCLC patients. This also proved to be an independent prognostic factor in adenocarcinomas. Thus, in a large and well characterized cohort of NSCLC this is the first study to determine the prognostic value of stromal T-lymphocytes, as these are an independent prognosticator in NSCLC especially in adenocarcinomas whereas intraepithelial T-cells are not. PMID:22300751

  12. Peripheral Dendritic Cells and CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ Regulatory T Cells in the First Trimester of Normal Pregnancy and in Women with Recurrent Miscarriage.

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    Maciej Kwiatek

    Full Text Available The development of pregnancy is possible due to initiation of immune response in the body of the mother resulting in immune tolerance. Miscarriage may be caused by the impaired maternal immune response to paternal alloantigens located on the surface of trophoblast and fetal cells. The aim of the study was to compare the population of circulating dendritic cells (DCs and CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ regulatory T cells (TREGs in the first trimester of a normal pregnancy and in women with recurrent miscarriage and an attempt to determine the relationship between these cells and the role they may play in human reproductive failures. The study was conducted in a group of 33 first trimester pregnant women with recurrent miscarriage and in a group of 20 healthy pregnant women in the first trimester of normal pregnancy. Among mononuclear cells isolated from peripheral blood, the populations of DCs and TREGs were assessed by flow cytometry. The percentage of myeloid DCs and lymphoid DCs showed no significant difference between study and control group. Older maternal age and obesity significantly reduced the pool of circulating myeloid and lymphoid DCs (R=-0.39, p=0.02. In miscarriages the percentage of circulating TREGs was significantly lower compared to normal pregnancies (p=0.003. Among the analysed factors the percentage of TREGs was the most sensitive and the most specific parameter which correlated with the pregnancy loss. The reduction in the population of circulating TREGs suggests immunoregulatory mechanisms disorder in a pregnancy complicated by miscarriage.

  13. The presence of B7-H4+ macrophages and CD25+CD4+ and FOXP3+ regulatory T cells in the microenvironment of nasal polyps - a preliminary report.

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    P Strek

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available The nasal polyp (NP seems to represent the end-stage of longstanding inflammation in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis. The aim of our study has been to evaluate the presence of two regulatory cell populations in the microenvironment of NP: CD4+CD25high Foxp3+ (Treg cells and B7-H4-expressing macrophages. Treg cells are actively able to inhibit T lymphocytes, while the population of B7-H4-expressing macrophages has recently been described as characterized by a regulatory function similar to that of Treg cells. For our study, we evaluated 14 NP tissue samples. The samples were divided into two main groups, eosinophilic (NP and lymphocytic (NP, according to the predominant type of immune cell infiltration. The presence of Treg cells and B7-H4 positive macrophages in the samples was analyzed by FACS. Treg cells and B7-H4-expressing macrophages were identified in all the examined nasal polyps. The percentages of both Treg cells and of B7H4 positive cells found in the eosinophilic nasal polyps were higher than those found in the lymphocytic nasal polyps. Treg cells and B7H4+ macrophage subpopulations were present in the NP microenvironment and the alterations in their percentages were related to a distinct pattern of immune cell infiltration.

  14. Ex vivo generation of human alloantigen-specific regulatory T cells from CD4(posCD25(high T cells for immunotherapy.

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    Jorieke H Peters

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Regulatory T cell (Treg based immunotherapy is a potential treatment for several immune disorders. By now, this approach proved successful in preclinical animal transplantation and auto-immunity models. In these models the success of Treg based immunotherapy crucially depends on the antigen-specificity of the infused Treg population. For the human setting, information is lacking on how to generate Treg with direct antigen-specificity ex vivo to be used for immunotherapy. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Here, we demonstrate that in as little as two stimulation cycles with HLA mismatched allogeneic stimulator cells and T cell growth factors a very high degree of alloantigen-specificity was reached in magnetic bead isolated human CD4(posCD25(high Treg. Efficient increases in cell numbers were obtained. Primary allogeneic stimulation appeared a prerequisite in the generation of alloantigen-specific Treg, while secondary allogeneic or polyclonal stimulation with anti-CD3 plus anti-CD28 monoclonal antibodies enriched alloantigen-specificity and cell yield to a similar extent. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: The ex vivo expansion protocol that we describe will very likely increase the success of clinical Treg-based immunotherapy, and will help to induce tolerance to selected antigens, while minimizing general immune suppression. This approach is of particular interest for recipients of HLA mismatched transplants.

  15. Plasmodium falciparum-mediated induction of human CD25Foxp3 CD4 T cells is independent of direct TCR stimulation and requires IL-2, IL-10 and TGFbeta.

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    Anja Scholzen

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available CD4(+CD25(+Foxp3(+ regulatory T cells (Tregs regulate disease-associated immunity and excessive inflammatory responses, and numbers of CD4(+CD25(+Foxp3(+ Tregs are increased during malaria infection. The mechanisms governing their generation, however, remain to be elucidated. In this study we investigated the role of commonly accepted factors for Foxp3 induction, TCR stimulation and cytokines such as IL-2, TGFbeta and IL-10, in the generation of human CD4(+CD25(+Foxp3(+ T cells by the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum. Using a co-culture system of malaria-infected red blood cells (iRBCs and peripheral blood mononuclear cells from healthy individuals, we found that two populations of Foxp3(hi and Foxp3(int CD4(+CD25(hi T cells with a typical Treg phenotype (CTLA-4(+, CD127(low, CD39(+, ICOS(+, TNFRII(+ were induced. Pro-inflammatory cytokine production was confined to the Foxp3(int subset (IFNgamma, IL-4 and IL-17 and inversely correlated with high relative levels of Foxp3(hi cells, consistent with Foxp3(hi CD4 T cell-mediated inhibition of parasite-induced effector cytokine T cell responses. Both Foxp3(hi and Foxp3(int cells were derived primarily from proliferating CD4(+CD25(- T cells with a further significant contribution from CD25(+Foxp3(+ natural Treg cells to the generation of the Foxp3(hi subset. Generation of Foxp3(hi, but not Foxp3(int, cells specifically required TGFbeta1 and IL-10. Add-back experiments showed that monocytes expressing increased levels of co-stimulatory molecules were sufficient for iRBC-mediated induction of Foxp3 in CD4 T cells. Foxp3 induction was driven by IL-2 from CD4 T cells stimulated in an MHC class II-dependent manner. However, transwell separation experiments showed that direct contact of monocytes with the cells that acquire Foxp3 expression was not required. This novel TCR-independent and therefore antigen-non specific mechanism for by-stander CD4(+CD25(hiFoxp3(+ cell induction is likely to reflect a

  16. Th17细胞与Treg细胞在支气管哮喘发病机制中的研究进展%Th17 cell and CD4 + CD25 + Treg in iathogenesis of asthma

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    2012-01-01

    近年来,众多研究发现支气管哮喘的发病机制已不能单纯用Th1/Th2平衡理论来解释,CD4+ CD25+调节性T细胞和Th17细胞及其细胞因子IL-10、IL-17、转化生长因子-β等与支气管哮喘发病明显相关.由于Th17细胞与CD4+ CD25+调节性T细胞在功能上相互拮抗,而在分化上密切相关,因此这两种细胞的免疫失衡也是支气管哮喘发病的重要原因.糖皮质激素可通过维甲酸相关孤核受体γt信号途径降低IL-17的表达,还可以通过诱导转录因子Foxp3的表达调控CD4+ CD25+调节性T细胞的分化和功能.%Many studies have suggested that pathogenesis of asthma could no longer be interpreted merely by “Th1/Th2 balance” theory.CD4 + CD25 + Treg and Th17 cells,as well as their cytokines such as IL-10,transforming growth factor-β,and IL-17,account for asthma.CD4 + CD25 + Treg and Th17 are functionally antagonistic to each other,and also go with each other during their differentiation.Therefore,immunity-unbalance of CD4 + CD25 + Treg and Th17 is one of the most important factors that triggers asthma.Glucocorticoid has been shown to down regulate IL-17 expression by retinoic acid receptors γt signaling pathway,and regulate differentiation and function of CD4 + CD25 + Treg by inducing expression of transcription factor Foxp3,all of these are immuno-mechanisms of glucocorticoid in asthma treatment.

  17. CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞及其相关蛋白Foxp3在小儿支原体肺炎患者中的表达

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    袁浩; 周毅峰; 曹友德; 陈雪初; 马玲飞

    2013-01-01

    目的 探讨不同滴度时小儿肺炎支原体(MP)感染患儿外周血CD4+CD25+Treg细胞和CD4+Foxp3+Treg细胞变化及其临床意义.方法 采用流式细胞分析法分别检测MP感染患儿76例,其中MP抗体IgM阳性滴度1:80 26例,1:160 17例,1:320 15例,1:640 18例和24例健康体检者(对照组)外周血CD4+CD25+Treg细胞,CD4+Foxp3+Treg细胞的表达水平.结果 MP感染患儿1:80组CD4+CD25+Treg、CD4+Foxp3+Treg细胞均明显高于1:640组和对照组(P0.05),CD4+CD25+Treg细胞及CD4+Foxp3+Treg细胞的变化与滴度的变化均呈负相关(r=-0.402、-0.376,P<0.01),CD4+Foxp3+Treg细胞的变化与CD4+CD25+Treg细胞的变化呈正相关(r=0.627,P<0.01).结论 CD4+CD25+ Treg细胞和CD4+Foxp3+Treg细胞在小儿MP感染低滴度组发病初期显著升高,但在高滴度组升高并不明显,且两种细胞的变化与滴度的变化呈负相关,Foxp3蛋白可能是CD4+CD25+Treg特异性的标志.

  18. Integrability and soliton solutions for an inhomogeneous generalized fourth-order nonlinear Schrödinger equation describing the inhomogeneous alpha helical proteins and Heisenberg ferromagnetic spin chains

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    For describing the dynamics of alpha helical proteins with internal molecular excitations, nonlinear couplings between lattice vibrations and molecular excitations, and spin excitations in one-dimensional isotropic biquadratic Heisenberg ferromagnetic spin with the octupole–dipole interactions, we consider an inhomogeneous generalized fourth-order nonlinear Schrödinger equation. Based on the Ablowitz–Kaup–Newell–Segur system, infinitely many conservation laws for the equation are derived. Through the auxiliary function, bilinear forms and N-soliton solutions for the equation are obtained. Interactions of solitons are discussed by means of the asymptotic analysis. Effects of linear inhomogeneity on the interactions of solitons are also investigated graphically and analytically. Since the inhomogeneous coefficient of the equation h=α x+β, the soliton takes on the parabolic profile during the evolution. Soliton velocity is related to the parameter α, distance scale coefficient and biquadratic exchange coefficient, but has no relation with the parameter β. Soliton amplitude and width are only related to α. Soliton position is related to β

  19. Pretreatment With Inactivated Bacillus Calmette-Guerin Increases CD4+CD25+ Regulatory T Cell Function and Decreases Functional and Structural Effects of Asthma Induction in a Rat Asthma Model.

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    Gong, Ping; Li, Yun; Tan, Yu-Pin; Li, Hong

    2016-04-01

    Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) has been shown to have therapeutic effects on asthma through CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells (Tregs). We sought to assess pretreatment with inactivated BCG on CD4+CD25+ Tregs and its functional and structural effects in rat asthma model. The rat asthma model was established using ovalbumin (OVA) sensitization and challenge. Ten rats were pretreated with BCG prior to OVA and received continued BCG injections during OVA challenge (BCG+OVA group), 10 rats were treated with OVA alone (OVA group), and 10 rats were treated with saline (control group). After 9 weeks, histamine dihydrochloride effect on airway resistance was measured. Number of CD4+CD25+ Tregs was measured by flow cytometry, expression of Foxp3 and CTLA-4 mRNA was measured, and serum TGF-β levels were determined. Differential cell count in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) was determined, and lung tissue was processed and stained with hematoxylin and eosin, Masson's trichrome, and alcine blue and periodic acid Schiff's reaction to evaluate inflammatory cell infiltration, collagen deposition, and presence of goblet cells, respectively. BCG treatment led to an increase in CD4+CD25+ Tregs, as well as an increase in Foxp3 and CTLA-4 expression and serum TGF-β levels. In addition, we observed a decrease in histamine dihydrochloride-induced airway resistance, a decrease in inflammatory leukocytes in BALF, and a decrease in airway remodeling indicators in BCG+OVA-treated rats compared with OVA-treated rats. Intradermally injected inactivated BCG has the potential to improve airway inflammation, airway resistance, and airway remodeling through a mechanism that may involve CD4+CD25+ Tregs. PMID:26495900

  20. 激素抵抗性哮喘患者外周血CD4+CD25+Foxp3+调节性T细胞及IL-10、TGF-β1的变化及意义%Changes and clinical significance of CD4+ CD25+Foxp3+ regulatory T cell and IL-10,TGF-β1 in steroid-resistant asthma patients of peripheral blood

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    钱一龙; 赵振中; 朱建俊; 谢中华; 王珠美

    2013-01-01

    目的 观察激素抵抗性哮喘(SRA)患者外周血CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+调节性T细胞(Treg)及白介素10(IL-10)、转化生长因子β1(TGF-β1)的变化,分析其在SRA发病机制中的作用.方法 采用流式细胞术检测40例SRA患者(激素抵抗组)外周血单个核细胞CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+ Treg数目,并计算CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+ Treg占CD4+T淋巴细胞的百分比;酶联免疫吸附试验(ELISA)法检测其血清IL-10、TGF-β1水平,并与激素敏感性患者(激素敏感组,46例)及正常体检者(正常组,30例)进行对比.结果 激素抵抗组患者外周血CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+ Treg占CD4+T淋巴细胞的百分比、CD4+ CD25+Foxp3+ Treg绝对值及血清IL-10、TGF-β1水平均明显低于激素敏感组与正常组(P<0.01,P<0.05);激素敏感组患者外周血CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+ Treg占CD4+T淋巴细胞的百分比、CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+Treg绝对值及血清TGF-β1水平明显低于正常组(P<0.01,P<0.05),血清IL-10无明显差异(P>0.05);CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+ Treg/CD4+T及CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+ Treg绝对数均与血清IL-10、TGF-β1水平呈明显正相关(P<0.01).结论 SRA患者外周血CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+ Treg数目减少及IL-10、TGF-β1含量减低可能与SRA的发生、发展有关.%Objective To investigate the changes of CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+ regulatory T cell and IL-10,TGF-β1 in steroid-resistant asthma patients of peripheral blood,to study their significance.Methods The CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+ regulatory T cell in 40 cases steroid-resistant asthma patients were detected by flow cytometry.The levels of serum IL-10 and TGF-β1 were detected by ELISA.The control groups were 30 individuals having general physical examination and 46 patients with steroid-sensitive patients.Results The proportion and number of CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+ regulatory T cell and the levels of serum IL-10,TGF-β1 in steroid-resistant asthma group of Peripheral Blood were decreased significantly than steroid-sensitive group and healthy control group (P <0.01,P <0

  1. Distinct signal transduction processes by IL-4 and IL-13 and influences from the Q551R variant of the human IL-4 receptor alpha chain

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    Braun Sandra

    2002-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Although IL-4 and IL-13 share the IL-13 receptor, IL-13 exhibits unique functions. To elicit the cellular basis of these differences, signal transduction processes have been compared. Additionally, the role of the IL-4 receptor alpha (IL-4Rα variant Q551R was investigated. Methods Peripheral blood mononuclear cells from donors were stimulated with IL-4 and IL-13. The phosphorylation status of effector substrates was detected by immunostaining. Binding of SHP-2 to IL-4Rα was investigated by using synthetic peptides. Results SHP-2 bound IL-4Rα synthetic peptide; this binding was reduced in the presence of the R551 variant. Stimulation with IL-4 increased SHP-1 phosphorylation, however, stimulation with IL-13 increased SHP-2 phosphorylation. PI3-kinase phosphorylation was elevated following stimulation with IL-13 in all individuals and with IL-4 only in R551 individuals. Jak1, Tyk2 and IRS-2 signals were reduced after IL-13 stimulation in Q551 individuals. STAT3 phosphorylation was markedly increased in R551 individuals, following stimulation with both IL-4 and IL-13. However, STAT3 was only detected immediately in nuclear extracts from variant individuals after stimulation with IL-13; in wildtype individuals STAT3 was only detected after IL-4 treatment. Conclusion IL-4 and IL-13 appear to promote distinct signal transduction cascades. SHP-1 seems to be predominately activated by IL-4 and to influence the PI3-kinase, in contrast, SHP-2 seems to be predominately activated by IL-13 and to influence Jak1, Tyk2 and IRS-2. Both phosphatases control STAT3. In the presence of the variant R551, SHP-1/2 activation is reduced and signal transduction is altered. STAT3 signaling appears be further regulated on the level of nuclear translocation.

  2. Change of CD4+ CD25+ regulatory T cell and expression of Foxp3 in a mouse model of asthma%哮喘小鼠CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞及Foxp3表达的变化

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    李茜; 沈华浩

    2008-01-01

    目的 探讨哮喘小鼠CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞数量的变化及相关转录因子Foxp3表达的变化.方法 24只5周龄C57BL/6小鼠随机分为哮喘模型组和对照组,每组12只,于第0天和第14天,哮喘组以腹腔注射致敏液[0.1%的鸡卵蛋白(OVA)0.1ml与等体积液态铝混合]0.2ml致敏,对照组注射等体积生理盐水,第24、25、26天开始雾化吸入1%的OVA(哮喘组)或生理盐水(对照组)进行激发,连续3 d,于最后1次激发后48 h处死小鼠.取脾脏,制备脾细胞悬液,流式细胞术检测脾脏CD4+CD25+T细胞占CD4+T细胞比例.取脾脏组织以RT-PCR和Western blot分别检测脾脏Foxp3 mRNA和蛋白的表达.数据结果以Levene法行方差齐性检验后,进行独立样本的t检验,以P<0.05为差异具有统计学意义.结果 脾脏CD4+CD25+T细胞占CD4+T细胞比例哮喘组为(7.03±2.19)%,对照组为(9.70±2.80)%,哮喘组低于对照组,两者相比差异有统计学意义(P=0.016);脾脏Foxp3 mRNA的表达水平哮喘组为(0.37±0.11),对照组为(0.237±0.118),哮喘组高于对照组,两者相比差异有统计学意义(P=0.009);脾脏Foxp3蛋白的表达水平哮喘组(0.692±0.171),对照组(0.515±0.135),哮喘组高于对照组,两者相比差异有统计学意义(P=0.01).结论 哮喘时抗原对CD4+CD25+T细胞的激活不足,可能在哮喘发病机制中起一定作用.

  3. Rapamycin ameliorates experimental autoimmune uveoretinitis by inhibiting Th1/Th2/Th17 cells and upregulating CD4+CD25+ Foxp3 regulatory T cells

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    Li-Fei; Yuan; Guang-Da; Li; Xin-Jun; Ren; Hong; Nian; Xiao-Rong; Li; Xiao-Min; Zhang

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    · AIM: To determine the effects of rapamycin on experimental autoimmune uveoretinitis(EAU) and investigate of role of rapamycin on T cell subsets in the disease.·METHODS: EAU was induced in rats using peptides1169 to 1191 of the interphotoreceptor binding protein(IRBP). Rapamycin(0.2 mg/kg/d) was administrated by intraperitoneal injection for a consecutive 7d after immunization. Th1/Th2/Th17 cytokines, TGF-β1, and IL-6produced by lymphocyteswere measured by ELISA, while Th17 cells and CD4 +CD25 + regulatory T cells(Tregs)from rat spleen were detected by flow cytometry.·RESULTS: Intraperitoneal treatment immediately after immunization dramatically ameliorated the clinical course of EAU. Clinical responses were associated with reduced retinal inflammatory cell infiltration and tissue destruction. Rapamycin induced suppression of Th1/Th2/Th17 cytokines, including IFN-γ, IL-2, IL-17, IL-4, and IL-10 release from T lymphocytes of EAU rats, in vitro.Rapamycin also significantly increased TGF-β1production but had no effect on IL-6 productionof T lymphocytes from EAU rats in vitro. Furthermore,rapamycin decreased the ratio of Th17 cells/CD4 +T cells and upregulated Tregs in EAU, as detected by flow cytometry.·CONCLUSION: Rapamycin effectively interferes with T cell mediated autoimmune uveitis by inhibiting antigen-specific T cell functions and enhancing Tregs in EAU.Rapamycin is a promising new alternative as an adjunct corticosteroid-sparing agent for treating uveitis.

  4. Adalimumab ameliorates OVA-induced airway inflammation in mice: Role of CD4(+) CD25(+) FOXP3(+) regulatory T-cells.

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    Elsakkar, Mohamed G; Sharaki, Olla A; Abdallah, Dina M; Mostafa, Dalia K; Shekondali, Fadia T

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    Asthma is a chronic inflammatory heterogeneous disorder initiated by a dysregulated immune response which drives disease development in susceptible individuals. Though T helper 2 (TH2) biased responses are usually linked to eosinophilic asthma, other Th cell subsets induce neutrophilic airway inflammation which provokes the most severe asthmatic phenotypes. A growing evidence highlights the role of T regulatory (Treg) cells in damping abnormal Th responses and thus inhibiting allergy and asthma. Therefore, strategies to induce or augment Treg cells hold promise for treatment and prevention of allergic airway inflammation. Recently, the link between Tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) and Treg has been uncovered, and TNF-α antagonists are increasingly used in many autoimmune diseases. Yet, their benefits in allergic airway inflammation is not clarified. We investigated the effect of Adalimumab, a TNF-α antagonist, on Ovalbumin (OVA)-induced allergic airway inflammation in CD1 mice and explored its impact on Treg cells. Our results showed that Adalimumab treatment attenuated the OVA-induced increase in serum IgE, TH2 and TH1 derived inflammatory cytokines (IL-4 and IFN-γ, respectively) in bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid, suppressed recruitment of inflammatory cells in BAL fluid and lung, and inhibited BAL fluid neutrophilia. It also ameliorated goblet cell metaplasia and bronchial fibrosis. Splenocytes flow cytometry revealed increased percentage of CD4(+) CD25(+) FOXP3(+) Treg cells by Adalimumab that was associated with increase in their suppressive activity as shown by elevated BAL fluid IL-10. We conclude that the beneficial effects of Adalimumab in this CD1 neutrophilic model of allergic airway inflammation are attributed to augmentation of Treg cell number and activity. PMID:27262379

  5. Effects of active bufadienolide compounds on human cancer cells and CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ regulatory T cells in mitogen-activated human peripheral blood mononuclear cells.

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    Yuan, Bo; He, Jing; Kisoh, Keishi; Hayashi, Hideki; Tanaka, Sachiko; Si, Nan; Zhao, Hai-Yu; Hirano, Toshihiko; Bian, Baolin; Takagi, Norio

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    The growth inhibitory effects of bufadienolide compounds were investigated in two intractable cancer cells, a human glioblastoma cell line U-87 and a pancreatic cancer cell line SW1990. Among four bufadienolide compounds, a dose-dependent cytotoxicity was observed in these cancer cells after treatment with gamabufotalin and arenobufagin. The IC50 values of the two compounds were 3-5 times higher in normal peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) than these values for both cancer cell lines. However, similar phenomena were not observed for two other bufadienolide compounds, telocinobufagin and bufalin. These results thus suggest that gamabufotalin and arenobufagin possess selective cytotoxic activity against tumor cells rather than normal cells. Moreover, a clear dose-dependent lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) release, a well-known hallmark of necrosis, was observed in both cancer cells treated with gamabufotalin, suggesting that gamabufotalin-mediated cell death is predominantly associated with a necrosis-like phenotype. Of most importance, treatment with as little as 8 ng/ml of gamabufotalin, even an almost non-toxic concentration to PBMCs, efficiently downregulated the percentages of CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ regulator T (Treg) cells in mitogen-activated PBMCs. Given that Treg cells play a critical role in tumor immunotolerance by suppressing antitumor immunity, these results suggest that gamabufotalin may serve as a promising candidate, as an adjuvant therapeutic agent by manipulating Treg cells to enhance the efficacy of conventional anticancer drugs and lessen their side-effects. These findings provide insights into the clinical application of gamabufotalin for cancer patients with glioblastoma/pancreatic cancer based on its cytocidal effect against tumor cells as well as its depletion of Treg cells. PMID:27431260

  6. CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ regulatory T cells depletion may attenuate the development of silica-induced lung fibrosis in mice.

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Silicosis is an occupational lung disease caused by inhalation of silica dust characterized by lung inflammation and fibrosis. Previous study showed that Th1 and Th2 cytokines are involved in silicosis, but Th1/Th2 polarization during the development of silicosis is still a matter of debate. Regulatory T cells (Treg cells represent a crucial role in modulation of immune homeostasis by regulating Th1/Th2 polarization, but their possible implication in silicosis remains to be explored. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: To evaluate the implication of Treg cells in the development of silicosis, we generated the Treg-depleted mice model by administration of anti-CD25 mAbs and mice were exposed to silica by intratracheal instillation to establish experimental model of silica-induced lung fibrosis. The pathologic examinations show that the Treg-depleted mice are susceptive to severer inflammation in the early stage, with enhanced infiltration of inflammatory cells. Also, depletion of Treg cells causes a delay of the progress of silica-induced lung fibrosis in mice model. Further study of mRNA expression of cytokines reveals that depletion of Tregs leads to the increased production of Th1-cytokines and decreased production of Th2-cytokine. The Flow Cytometry and realtime PCR study show that Treg cells exert the modulation function both directly by expressing CTLA-4 at the inflammatory stage, and indirectly by secreting increasing amount of IL-10 and TGF-β during the fibrotic stage in silica-induced lung fibrosis. CONCLUSION/SIGNIFICANCE: Our study suggests that depletion of Tregs may attenuate the progress of silica-induced lung fibrosis and enhance Th1 response and decelerate Th1/Th2 balance toward a Th2 phenotype in silica-induced lung fibrosis. The regulatory function of Treg cells may depend on direct mechanism and indirect mechanism during the inflammatory stage of silicosis.

  7. Recoil-alpha-fission and recoil-alpha-alpha-fission events observed in the reaction Ca-48 + Am-243

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    Forsberg, U; Andersson, L -L; Di Nitto, A; Düllmann, Ch E; Gates, J M; Golubev, P; Gregorich, K E; Gross, C J; Herzberg, R -D; Hessberger, F P; Khuyagbaatar, J; Kratz, J V; Rykaczewski, K; Sarmiento, L G; Schädel, M; Yakushev, A; Åberg, S; Ackermann, D; Block, M; Brand, H; Carlsson, B G; Cox, D; Derkx, X; Dobaczewski, J; Eberhardt, K; Even, J; Fahlander, C; Gerl, J; Jäger, E; Kindler, B; Krier, J; Kojouharov, I; Kurz, N; Lommel, B; Mistry, A; Mokry, C; Nazarewicz, W; Nitsche, H; Omtvedt, J P; Papadakis, P; Ragnarsson, I; Runke, J; Schaffner, H; Schausten, B; Shi, Y; Thörle-Pospiech, P; Torres, T; Traut, T; Trautmann, N; Türler, A; Ward, A; Ward, D E; Wiehl, N

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    Products of the fusion-evaporation reaction Ca-48 + Am-243 were studied with the TASISpec set-up at the gas-filled separator TASCA at the GSI Helmholtzzentrum f\\"ur Schwerionenforschung. Amongst the detected thirty correlated alpha-decay chains associated with the production of element Z=115, two recoil-alpha-fission and five recoil-alpha-alpha-fission events were observed. The latter are similar to four such events reported from experiments performed at the Dubna gas-filled separator. Contrary to their interpretation, we propose an alternative view, namely to assign eight of these eleven decay chains of recoil-alpha(-alpha)-fission type to start from the 3n-evaporation channel 115-288. The other three decay chains remain viable candidates for the 2n-evaporation channel 115-289.

  8. Maple syrup urine disease: The E1{beta} gene of human branched-chain {alpha}-ketoacid dehydrogenase complex has 11 rather than 10 exons, and the 3{prime} UTR in one of the two E1{beta} mRNAs arises from intronic sequences

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    Chuang, J.L.; Chuang, D.T.; Cox, R.P. [Univ. of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX (United States)

    1996-06-01

    Maple syrup urine disease (MSUD) or branched-chain ketoaciduria is caused by a deficiency in the mitochondrial branched-chain {alpha}-ketoacid dehydrogenase (BCKAD) complex. The clinical manifestations are characterized by accumulation of branched chain amino and {alpha}-ketoacids, which leads to severe cerebral edema with seizures, ketoacidosis, and mental retardation. The BCKAD complex comprises three catalytic components, i.e., a decarboxylase (E1) consisting of two E1{alpha} (M{sub r} = 46,000) and two E1{Beta} (M{sub r} = 37,500) subunits, a transacylase (E2) that contains 24 lipoic acid-bearing subunits, and a dehydrogenase (E3), which is a homodimeric flavoprotein. MSUD is genetically heterogeneous, since mutations in the E1{alpha} subunit (type IA MSUD), the E1{Beta} subunit (type IB), the E2 subunit (type II) and the E3 subunit (type III) have been described. The functional consequences of certain mutations in the BCKAD complex have been studied. 23 refs., 3 figs.

  9. Molecular analysis of the human laminin alpha3a chain gene (LAMA3a): a strategy for mutation identification and DNA-based prenatal diagnosis in Herlitz junctional epidermolysis bullosa.

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    Pulkkinen, L; Cserhalmi-Friedman, P B; Tang, M; Ryan, M C; Uitto, J; Christiano, A M

    1998-09-01

    Mutations in the genes (LAMA3, LAMB3, and LAMC2) encoding the subunit polypeptides of the cutaneous basement membrane zone protein laminin 5 have been reported in different forms of junctional epidermolysis bullosa (JEB), an inherited blistering skin disease. In this study, we present the complete exon-intron organization of the "a" transcript of the laminin alpha3 chain gene, LAMA3a, which is expressed primarily in the skin. We have performed fine-resolution mapping of this gene on chromosome 18q11.2 using a human-hamster radiation hybrid panel. We have also developed a mutation-detection strategy based on the exon-intron structure of LAMA3a. This strategy, based on PCR amplification of genomic sequences, followed by heteroduplex scanning and automated nucleotide sequencing, was used for successful mutation screening in a family with the lethal (Herlitz) type of JEB, and two novel LAMA3 mutations were identified in the proband. The mutations consisted of a single-base pair deletion in LAMA3a exon A11 on the paternal allele, designated 1239delC, and a two-base pair deletion in LAMA3a exon A23 on the maternal allele, designated 2959delGG. This information was also used for DNA-based prenatal testing in a subsequent pregnancy in this family. Collectively, these results attest to our expanding capability to elucidate the genetic basis of various forms of epidermolysis bullosa using molecular techniques. PMID:9759651

  10. Bilinear forms and soliton solutions for a fourth-order variable-coefficient nonlinear Schrödinger equation in an inhomogeneous Heisenberg ferromagnetic spin chain or an alpha helical protein

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    Yang, Jin-Wei; Gao, Yi-Tian; Wang, Qi-Min; Su, Chuan-Qi; Feng, Yu-Jie; Yu, Xin

    2016-01-01

    In this paper, a fourth-order variable-coefficient nonlinear Schrödinger equation is studied, which might describe a one-dimensional continuum anisotropic Heisenberg ferromagnetic spin chain with the octuple-dipole interaction or an alpha helical protein with higher-order excitations and interactions under continuum approximation. With the aid of auxiliary function, we derive the bilinear forms and corresponding constraints on the variable coefficients. Via the symbolic computation, we obtain the Lax pair, infinitely many conservation laws, one-, two- and three-soliton solutions. We discuss the influence of the variable coefficients on the solitons. With different choices of the variable coefficients, we obtain the parabolic, cubic, and periodic solitons, respectively. We analyse the head-on and overtaking interactions between/among the two and three solitons. Interactions between a bound state and a single soliton are displayed with different choices of variable coefficients. We also derive the quasi-periodic formulae for the three cases of the bound states.

  11. CD4+/CD25+T细胞与旋毛虫急性感染后大鼠的肠道免疫活化%The Study of CD 4 +/CD 25 +T Cell in the Pathogensis of Post-infectious Irritable Bowel Syndrome Induced By Acute Trichinella Infection

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    蔺蓉; 丁震; 马欢; 钱伟; 侯晓华

    2011-01-01

    Objective To investigate the change of blood Tregulatory cell ( Treg) after different time point of acute trichinella infection. Methods Male sprague-dawley rats were divided 4 groups in terms of sampling time;control group and PI-IBS group(2 weeks,4 weeks and 8 weeks after acute trichinella infection). Flow cytometry was used to detect the percent of Treg both in blood and laminal propria lymphocyte ( LPL). Results ( 1) The intestinal pathologic scores in 2 and 4 weeks groups are higher than that in control group;the scores in 8,12 weeks groups recover from the intestinal inflammation. (2)2 weeks after trichinella spirals infection,there is a significant decrease of CD 4 * CD 25 VCD 4 * both in peripheral blood and LPL, which is almost abolished in 8 weeks group. Conclusion There is declination of blood Treg and LPL-Treg percent after the early stage of acute trichinella infection,and this might involved in the pathogenesis of post-infections irritable bowel syndrome,%目的 研究不同时间点旋毛虫肠道急性感染后外周血及肠道黏膜内调节T细胞(CD 4+/CD 25+ Treg)的变化规律.方法 研究分为旋毛虫急性感染组(感染后2周,4周及8周)、对照组(与感染组相应年龄及饲养环境).测定肠道病理损伤程度,外周血中及肠道黏膜固有层淋巴细胞中CD 4 +/CD 25+T细胞占CD 4+淋巴细胞的百分比.结果 (1)模型动物感染后2周肠道各部位炎症评分明显高于正常组(回肠末端2.85±0.22,近端结肠2.66±0.27,远端结肠2.43±0.19,P<0.05);4周组炎症评分较2周组降低,但仍高于正常组;至感染后8周大致恢复正常.(2)感染2周后外周血Treg百分比明显下降(3.91±0.15 vs 2.28±0.13,P<0.01),下降比例41.7%.造模后4周,外周血Treg百分比仍低于正常对照组(3.91±0.15 vs 3.01±0.14,P<0.01).而至模型诱导成功的8周后,血Treg的比例(CD4+ CD25+/CD4+)趋于正常(3,48±0.15,0.01<P<0.05).(3)在急性旋毛虫感染2周后LPL- Treg

  12. The expression of CD25, CD11b, MHC-II, SWC1, SWC7, CD45RA and CD45RC on porcine chi delta T lymphocytes isolated from different organs

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    Štěpánová, Kateřina; Šinkora, Marek

    Malden: WILEY-BLACKWELL, 2011. s. 59-59. ISSN 0019-2805. [Annual Congress of the British Society for Immunology. 05.12.2011-08.12.2011, Liverpool] R&D Projects: GA ČR GA524/07/0087; GA ČR GAP502/10/0038; GA MŠk ME09089 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z50200510 Keywords : germ free * CD25 Subject RIV: EC - Immunology

  13. Change of CD4+CD25+Foxp3+Treg cells and Foxp3 expression in a mouse model of asthma and the effects of Icariin%哮喘小鼠CD4+CD25+Foxp3+调节T细胞和Foxp3蛋白的变化及淫羊藿苷干预作用

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    金华良; 董竞成; 罗清莉; 厉蓓; 吴金峰; 吕玉宝; 杜文静; 徐海林; 王根发; 王镓

    2012-01-01

    目的:研究哮喘小鼠CD4+CD25+Foxp3+调节T(Treg)细胞和Foxp3蛋白的变化,探讨淫羊藿苷对哮喘干预机制.方法:将BALB/c小鼠32只随机分为正常对照组、哮喘模型组、淫羊藿苷组、地塞米松阳性对照组,每组8只.哮喘模型制备用卵白蛋白(OVA)致敏大鼠并雾化吸入刺激,治疗组采用相应药物灌胃给药,对照组用等量生理盐水代替.最后一次激发24小时后,采用Buxco肺功能仪有创法检测小鼠气道反应性;HE染色评价观察小鼠肺组织病理形态学改变;流式细胞术检测脾脏CD4+CD25+Foxp3+Treg细胞比例及Foxp3蛋白表达量;免疫印迹法测定肺组织Foxp3蛋白表达量;ELISA法测定血清及肺泡灌洗液(BALF)IL-10水平.结果:与正常对照组比较:模型组气道阻力及气道炎症指数显著增加(P 0.05);脾Foxp3蛋白表达显著下降(P 0.05);与模型组比较:淫羊藿苷组气道阻力和气道炎症明显减轻(P 0.05),但淫羊藿苷可进一步上调哮喘小鼠肺组织Foxp3蛋白表达量(P 0.05). The expression of Foxp3 was significantly decreased in spleen, but was remarkably increased in lung tissues (P < 0. 05) . In addition, the level of IL-10 in serum of model group was significantly decreased ( P < 0. 05 ) . Icariin significantly attenuated airway hyperresponsiveness and inflammation, and further markedly enhanced expression of Foxp3 in lung tissues and IL-10 levels in serum, as compared lo OVA-exposed mice. Conclusion: The expression of Foxp3 protein is decreased within spleen CD4+ CD25 + Foxp3 + Treg cells in asthma. Icariin can increase the Foxp3 expression in lung tissue and levels of serum IL-10, which may contribute lo its antiaslhmalic effecls.

  14. BAY 50-4798, a novel, high-affinity receptor-specific recombinant interleukin-2 analog, induces dose-dependent increases in CD25 expression and proliferation among unstimulated, human peripheral blood mononuclear cells in vitro.

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    Matthews, Lynn; Chapman, Sherita; Ramchandani, Meena S; Lane, H Clifford; Davey, Richard T; Sereti, Irini

    2004-12-01

    Interleukin-2 administration induces CD4 T cell expansion in HIV-infected patients, however, toxicity can limit dosing. BAY 50-4798 is a recombinant IL-2 analog with >1000-fold specificity for the high-affinity IL-2 receptor. The effects of this compound on unstimulated human PBMC were evaluated. PBMC from HIV(-) and HIV(+) donors were cultured in vitro with incremental doses of BAY 50-4798 or aldesleukin. CD25 expression and proliferation were evaluated with flow cytometry. Cytokine levels were measured by ELISA in culture supernatants. BAY 50-4798 induced dose-dependent increases in CD25 expression and proliferation of T cells, NK, and B cells and showed selectivity for CD4 T cells expressing CD25. Induction of pro-inflammatory cytokines was also dose-dependent and was observed at the concentrations of BAY 50-4798 with the highest biologic activity. These data suggest that BAY 50-4798 can induce proliferation of unstimulated T cells but loss of T cell selectivity and induction of pro-inflammatory cytokines occur at concentrations exerting the highest biologic activity. PMID:15507389

  15. Identification of noncollagenous sites encoding specific interactions and quaternary assembly of alpha 3 alpha 4 alpha 5(IV) collagen: implications for Alport gene therapy.

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    Kang, Jeong Suk; Colon, Selene; Hellmark, Thomas; Sado, Yoshikazu; Hudson, Billy G; Borza, Dorin-Bogdan

    2008-12-12

    Defective assembly of alpha 3 alpha 4 alpha 5(IV) collagen in the glomerular basement membrane causes Alport syndrome, a hereditary glomerulonephritis progressing to end-stage kidney failure. Assembly of collagen IV chains into heterotrimeric molecules and networks is driven by their noncollagenous (NC1) domains, but the sites encoding the specificity of these interactions are not known. To identify the sites directing quaternary assembly of alpha 3 alpha 4 alpha 5(IV) collagen, correctly folded NC1 chimeras were produced, and their interactions with other NC1 monomers were evaluated. All alpha1/alpha 5 chimeras containing alpha 5 NC1 residues 188-227 replicated the ability of alpha 5 NC1 to bind to alpha3NC1 and co-assemble into NC1 hexamers. Conversely, substitution of alpha 5 NC1 residues 188-227 by alpha1NC1 abolished these quaternary interactions. The amino-terminal 58 residues of alpha3NC1 encoded binding to alpha 5 NC1, but this interaction was not sufficient for hexamer co-assembly. Because alpha 5 NC1 residues 188-227 are necessary and sufficient for assembly into alpha 3 alpha 4 alpha 5 NC1 hexamers, whereas the immunodominant alloantigenic sites of alpha 5 NC1 do not encode specific quaternary interactions, the findings provide a basis for the rational design of less immunogenic alpha 5(IV) collagen constructs for the gene therapy of X-linked Alport patients. PMID:18930919

  16. 胃癌患者外周血及癌组织中CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞、转录因子Foxp3的表达及临床意义%Expression and clinical signification of CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells,the transcription factor Foxp3 in peripheral blood and cancerous tissue of gastric cancer

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    陆威; 李永翔; 张尚鑫; 闫强

    2013-01-01

    目的 探讨胃癌患者外周血及胃癌组织中CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞(Tregs)和转录因子Foxp3表达及临床意义.方法 收集38例胃癌患者术前血液样本和20例健康体检者血液样本进行流式细胞仪检测,同时胃癌组中留取胃癌组织和癌旁组织(距肿瘤边缘>5 cm)进行免疫组化染色,检测CD4+CD25+Foxp3+Tregs表达,并与胃癌的TNM分期、肿瘤分化程度、淋巴转移、肿瘤所在部位、肿瘤直径等相关参数进行分析.结果 胃癌组外周血中CD4+CD25+Foxp3+Tregs的表达水平与对照组相比差异有统计学意义(P<0.01),且在胃癌TNM分期、淋巴转移组内比较差异有统计学意义(P<0.01).胃癌组织中Foxp3+Tregs的表达水平与癌旁组织相比,差异有统计学意义(P<0.01),且在胃癌TNM分期、分化程度、淋巴转移组内比较差异有统计学意义(P<0.01,P<0.05).外周血中CD4+CD25+ Foxp3+Tregs与胃癌组织中Foxp3+Tregs的表达水平呈显著正相关(r=0.786,P 5 cm ) from gastric cancer were subjected to immunohis-tochemistry to detect CD4 + CD25 + Foxp3 + Tregs expression, and the correlation analysis with some clinical related parameters was made. Results The percentages of CD4 + CD25 + Foxp3 + Tregs in peripheral blood of gastric cancer group were significantly higher than those from healthy control group( P <0. 01 ),and were highly correlated to TNM stage, lymph node metastases( P <0. 01 ). The percentages of Foxp3 + Tregs in gastric cancer tissue were significantly higher than those from para-tumorous tissue( P <0. 01 ),and were highly correlated to TNM stage,tumor differentiation,lymph node metastases( P < 0. 01 , P < 0. 05 ). The percentages of CD4 + CD25 + Foxp3 + Tregs in peripheral blood was positively correlated to Foxp3 + Tregs in gastric cancer tissue( r - 0. 786, P < 0. 01 ). Conclusion The proportion of CD4 + CD25 + Foxp3 + Tregs in Peripheral blood and Foxp3 + Tregs in gastric cancer tissue is significantly elevated in

  17. 哮喘小鼠CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞数量及功能的改变%The change of the CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells and its function in a mouse model of asthma

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    吴奎; 孙鲲; 毕玉田; 夏俊波; 王长征

    2005-01-01

    目的观察哮喘小鼠脾脏CD4+CD25+ 调节性T细胞(简称Treg细胞)数量及功能的改变.方法以屋尘螨提取液复制小鼠哮喘模型后,分离小鼠脾脏CD4+ T细胞,采用流式细胞仪检测Treg细胞占CD4+ T细胞的比例;分离Treg细胞,与屋尘螨提取液共同培养后测定上清液中白细胞介素-4(IL-4)及IL-10的含量;将Treg细胞与CD4+ T细胞共同培养,观察其对CD4+ T细胞增殖及IL-4、IL-5、γ-干扰素(IFN-γ)分泌的影响.结果哮喘小鼠脾脏Treg细胞占CD4+ T细胞比例明显下降;与正常组相比,哮喘小鼠脾脏Treg细胞IL-4、IL-10的分泌无明显差异;Treg细胞可显著抑制哮喘小鼠CD4+ T细胞的增殖,并降低其IL-4的分泌,对IFN-γ的合成分泌无明显作用;使用anti-CD25 mAb后,哮喘和正常小鼠Treg细胞的作用均被显著抑制.结论哮喘小鼠Treg细胞功能与正常对照组小鼠无明显区别,但数量显著下降.哮喘发病过程中Th2型反应占优势,与Treg细胞数量减少,对Th2型反应的抑制作用降低有一定关系.

  18. 脐血CD4+CD25+CD127low调节T细胞及淋巴细胞亚群分析%Study on CD4+CD25+CD127low Regulatory T Cells and Lymphocytes Subsets in Umbilical Cord Blood

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    张劼; 陈军浩

    2012-01-01

    目的 检测新生儿脐带血淋巴细胞亚群和调节性T细胞比率,了解脐带血免疫学的特征.方法 使用Sysmex XE2100血细胞分析仪分别计数脐带血、新生儿母亲及对照组外周血淋巴细胞;采用流式细胞术分别检测其CD3+T细胞、CD19+B细胞、CD3- CD16+56+ NK细胞、CD3+ CD4+细胞、CD3+ CD8+细胞占淋巴细胞百分比,以及CD4+ CD25+CD127low调节性T细胞占CD4+细胞的百分比.结果 脐带血、新生儿母亲及对照组淋巴细胞计数分别为(3.68±1.07)×109/L,(1.42±0.44)×109/L和(2.06±0.88)×109/L;B淋巴细胞为:15.71%±3.89%,11.13%±3.79%和9.69%±2.22%;CD4+T细胞为:50.27%±9.08%,37.25%±7.13%和34.65%±7.17%;调节性T细胞为:6.94%±1.09%,5.09%±0.95%和4.8%1±0.99%.上述检测结果脐带血均显著高于母亲及对照组,P<0.01,母亲与对照组差异无统计学显著性意义P>0.05.三组间CD3+T细胞(69.64%±9.97%,74.83%±5.91%和69.41%±5.42%)和NK(11.36%±7.93%,10.48%±6.78%和16.31%±4.69%)细胞无显著性差异,P>0.05.脐带血中CD8+T细胞低于母亲及对照组(19.38%±6.62%,32.39%±2.08%和31.16%±1.87%),P<0.01.结论 脐血中高水平的CD4+ CD25+ CD127low调节性T细胞和低水平的CD8+T细胞有助于保持脐带血的低免疫状态.%Objective The proportions of lymphocytes subsets and regulatory T cells in umbilical cord blood were analyzed to explore the characteristic of umbilical cord blood in immunology. Methods To count lymphocytes by Sysmex XE2100 hema-tocyte cytometer. The percentages of CD3 + T cells,CD19+ B cells,CD3- CD16 + 56+ NK cells,CD3+ CD4+ cells,CD3+ CD8+ cells,and CD4+CD25+CD127low regulatory T cells among the umbilical cord bloods and the peripheral bloods from their mothers or control group were determined by flow cytometry. Results The quantity of lymphocytes in cord blood was significantly higher compared with mothers or with control group (3. 68

  19. 合作小型猪 T 细胞受体α链的基因结构及其多样性%Genetic structure and diversity of T cell receptor alpha chain genes in Hezuo minipig

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    高建平; 李玩生; 曾爽; 房永祥; 冯海燕; 杨孝朴; 景志忠

    2014-01-01

    Objective To analyze the complexity of molecular structure in porcine T cell receptor gene and its similarity compared to humans.Method Based on the gene of porcine T cell receptor alpha chain ( TCRα) from the Gen-Bank database, 93 swine T cell receptor alpha chain genes ( STA) were cloned by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) from porcine peripheral blood lymphocytes, lymph nodes and spleen.Result Sequence analysis showed that STA genes all contain a domain of variable signal peptide and V, hypervariable J and conservative C.Howev-er, nucleotide sequence of STA was not completely identical with only 68.4%to 98.7%homology among genes, and had extremely sophisticated polymorphism and diversity.This was accord with the genetic structure of TCRαchain.Molecular structure, genetic evolution and classification of these genes were carried out according to the homology of TCRαgene, which all have several sites and zones of mutation on the domain of signal peptide, FR1 and CDR1, FR2 and CDR2, FR3 and CDR3.Analysis of similarity and classification of TCRαV domain(STAV)and J domain (STAJ) of Hezuo minipig u-sing IMGT/V-QUEST tools compared with those of humans found the genetic evolution relationship that was closer, and each of TRAV and TRAJ also found to have a corresponding fragment of humans, ever in 92% of similarity of TRAV be-tween swine and humans.Conclusion Our results indicate that inbred Hezuo minipig possesses genetic diversity against complicated environment of microbes in healthy status, and Hezuo minipig is suitable as an animal model for research on human immunology and diseases.%目的:探讨猪TCR基因分子结构的复杂性及其与人类的相似性。方法以公开的猪TCRα链基因为参考序列设计两对特异性引物,用RT-PCR法从合作小型猪外周血、淋巴结和脾脏的淋巴细胞中克隆了93个猪TCRα基因(简称STA)。结果测序分析表明,克隆的猪TCRα链的基因均含有可变

  20. Alpha fetoprotein

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    Fetal alpha globulin; AFP ... Greater than normal levels of AFP may be due to: Cancer in testes , ovaries, biliary (liver secretion) tract, stomach, or pancreas Cirrhosis of the liver Liver cancer ...

  1. Expression and signifiacnce of CD4 +CD25 +regulatory T cells(Treg) in the pathogenesis for the pneumonia patients with leucopenia%白细胞降低性肺炎患者 CD4+CD25+调节性T 细胞的表达与临床意义

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    林燕梅

    2015-01-01

    目的:探索CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞( Treg)在白细胞( WBC)降低性肺炎( LP)中的表达及临床意义。方法对40例LP患者进行血常规及Treg检测和痰培养,将Treg与WBC及病原体类型进行相关性分析。结果 LP组患者 Treg、WBC 及单核细胞( MON )均明显降低( P<0.05)。痰培养显示肺炎支原体( MP)占26例并均予阿奇霉素治疗,发现第3天Treg频率显著高于第1天( P=0.028)。 Treg与WBC及MON比例均呈正相关性( P<0.05),但与中性粒细胞及淋巴细胞均呈负相关性( P<0.05);Treg与MP感染存在显著负相关性( P<0.05)。结论 Treg频率降低是LP的重要免疫表现,有助于支原体肺炎的早期诊断及疗效判断。%Objective To explore the expression and significance of CD 4 +CD25 +regulatory T cells ( Treg) for the patients with leucopenia pneumonia ( LP) .Methods Forty patients with LP were enrolled and their blood rou -tine examination ,Treg testing and sputum cultivation were done .The correlations between Treg ,white blood cell ( WBC) and pathogens were analyzed .Results Compared with the control group , Treg, WBC and monocytes (MON) decreased significantly(P<0.05).Sputum cultivation showed that there were 26 patients suffering from my-coplasma(MP) infection and they were all treated with azithromycin .The frequencies of Treg on the 3rd day of the MP patients were significantly higher than those on the 1st day during azithromycin treatment (P=0.028).Correlation a-nalysis showed that Treg was positively related to WBC and MON ( P<0.05 ) , whereas Treg was negatively related to neutrophil granulocyte and lymphocyte , as well as the MP ( P<0.05 ) .Conclusion Decreasing of Treg is one of the important immunological features for patients with LP , which can help the early diagnosis and curative effect evalua-tion for the MP.

  2. Inhibitory effect of CD4~+CD25~+CCR6~+ regulatory T cells against CD8~+T cells in mouse mammary carcinoma model%CD4~+CD25~+CCR6~+调节性T细胞在小鼠乳腺癌模型中对CD8~+T细胞的抑制作用

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    徐林; 徐薇; 蒋正刚; 熊思东

    2009-01-01

    Objective:To observe the inhibitory effect of CD4~+CD25~+CCR6~+ regulatory T cells (CCR6~+ Tregs) against CD8~+T cells in vivo, and to investigate its relationship with tumor immune escape. Methods: Mouse mammary carcinoma models were established by inoculating mammary carcinoma 4T1 cells into nude mice. CCR6~+ Tregs were isolated by FACS, and the Foxp3 expression on CCR6~+ Tregs was further analyzed by FACS. 4T1 specific CD8~+T cells were labeled with CFSE after isolation by FACS, and then transferred into 4T1 bearing nude mice combined with or without CCR6~+ Tregs or CD4~+CD25~+CCR6-regulatory T cells (CCR6- Tregs). Tumor growth and survival of 4T1 bearing mice were observed. The proliferation, IFN-γ production, and granzyme B expression of CD8~+T cells were examined by FACS. Results: Both CCR6~+ Tregs and CCR6- Tregs expressed high levels of Foxp3. The tumors in CCR6~+ Tregs and CD8~+T cells co-transferred mice grew faster than those in CCR6- Tregs co-transferred and CD8~+T cell-transferred groups. The survival period of 4T1 bearing mice was significantly decreased in CCR6~+ Tregs co-transferred group (P<0.05). Furthermore, the proliferation, IFN-γ production and granzyme B expression of CD8~+ T cells were also dramatically decreased in CCR6~+ Tregs co-transferred group compared with those in CCR6- Tregs co-transferred and CD8~+ T cell-transferred groups (P<0.05). Conclusion: CCR6~+ Tregs can effectively inhibit the function of CD8~+ T cells, which might play an important role in tumor immune escape, tumor development and progress.%目的:观察CD4~+CD25~+CCR6~+调节性T细胞(简称CCR6~+Tregs)体内对CD8~+T细胞功能的抑制作用,并探讨其与肿瘤免疫逃逸的关系.方法:建立4T1乳腺癌细胞荷瘤裸鼠模型,FACS分选CCR6~+Tregs,检测其Foxp3的表达;FACS分选4T1特异性CD8~+T细胞,CFSE标记后分别与CCR6~+Tregs或CCR6-Tregs共同过继转输入4T1荷瘤裸鼠体内,观察荷瘤裸鼠肿瘤生长情况和小鼠存活

  3. Alpha particle emitters in medicine

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    Radiation-induced cancer of bone, liver and lung has been a prominent harmful side-effect of medical applications of alpha emitters. In recent years, however, the potential use of antibodies labeled with alpha emitting radionuclides against cancer has seemed promising because alpha particles are highly effective in cell killing. High dose rates at high LET, effectiveness under hypoxic conditions, and minimal expectancy of repair are additional advantages of alpha emitters over antibodies labeled with beta emitting radionuclides for cancer therapy. Cyclotron-produced astatine-211 (211At) and natural bismuth-212 (212Bi) have been proposed and are under extensive study in the United States and Europe. Radium-223 (223Ra) also has favorable properties as a potential alpha emitting label, including a short-lived daughter chain with four alpha emissions. The radiation dosimetry of internal alpha emitters is complex due to nonuniformly distributed sources, short particle tracks, and high relative specific ionization. The variations in dose at the cellular level may be extreme. Alpha-particle radiation dosimetry, therefore, must involve analysis of statistical energy deposition probabilities for cellular level targets. It must also account fully for nonuniform distributions of sources in tissues, source-target geometries, and particle-track physics. 18 refs., 4 figs

  4. Over-expression of Stat5b confers protection against diabetes in the non-obese diabetic (NOD) mice via up-regulation of CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells

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    Highlights: ► This is the first study to provide direct evidence of the role of Stat5b in NOD mice. ► Over-expression of wild type Stat5b transgene protects NOD mice against diabetes. ► This protection may be mediated by the up-regulation of CD4+CD25+ Tregs. -- Abstract: The signal transducers and activators of transcription (STAT) family of proteins play a critical role in cytokine signaling required for fine tuning of immune regulation. Previous reports showed that a mutation (L327M) in the Stat5b protein leads to aberrant cytokine signaling in the NOD mice. To further elaborate the role of Stat5b in diabetes, we established a NOD transgenic mouse that over-expresses the wild type Stat5b gene. The incidences of spontaneous diabetes as well as cyclophosphamide-induced diabetes were significantly reduced and delayed in the Stat5b transgenic NOD mice compared to their littermate controls. The total cell numbers of CD4+ T cells and especially CD8+ T cells in the spleen and pancreatic lymph node were increased in the Stat5b transgenic NOD mice. Consistent with these findings, CD4+ and CD8+ T cells from the Stat5b transgenic NOD mice showed a higher proliferation capacity and up-regulation of multiple cytokines including IL-2, IFN-γ, TNF-α and IL-10 as well as anti-apoptotic gene Bcl-xl. Furthermore, the number and proportion of CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells were significantly increased in transgenic mice although in vitro suppression ability of the regulatory T-cells was not affected by the transgene. Our results suggest that Stat5b confers protection against diabetes in the NOD mice by regulating the numbers and function of multiple immune cell types, especially by up-regulating CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells.

  5. CD4+CD25+FoxP3+ Regulatory Tregs inhibit fibrocyte recruitment and fibrosis via suppression of FGF-9 production in the TGF-β1 exposed murine lung.

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    Peng, Xueyan; Moore, Meagan W; Peng, Hong; Sun, Huanxing; Gan, Ye; Homer, Robert J; Herzog, Erica L

    2014-01-01

    Pulmonary fibrosis is a difficult to treat, often fatal disease whose pathogenesis involves dysregulated TGF-β1 signaling. CD4+CD25+FoxP3+ Regulatory T cells ("Tregs") exert important effects on host tolerance and arise from naïve CD4+ lymphocytes in response to TGF-β1. However, the precise contribution of Tregs to experimentally induced murine lung fibrosis remains unclear. We sought to better understand the role of Tregs in this context. Using a model of fibrosis caused by lung specific, doxycycline inducible overexpression of the bioactive form of the human TGF-β1 gene we find that Tregs accumulate in the lung parenchyma within 5 days of transgene activation and that this enhancement persists to at least 14 days. Anti-CD25 Antibody mediated depletion of Tregs causes increased accumulation of soluble collagen and of intrapulmonary CD45+Col Iα1 fibrocytes. These effects are accompanied by enhanced local concentrations of the classical inflammatory mediators CD40L, TNF-α, and IL-1α, along with the neuroimmune molecule fibroblast growth factor 9 (FGF-9, also known as "glial activating factor"). FGF-9 expression localizes to parenchymal cells and alveolar macrophages in this model and antibody mediated neutralization of FGF-9 results in attenuated detection of intrapulmonary collagen and fibrocytes without affecting Treg quantities. These data indicate that CD4+CD25+FoxP3+ Tregs attenuate TGF-β1 induced lung fibrosis and fibrocyte accumulation in part via suppression of FGF-9. PMID:24904415

  6. CD4+CD25+FoxP3+ Regulatory Tregs inhibit fibrocyte recruitment and fibrosis via suppression of FGF-9 production in the TGF-b1 exposed murine lung

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    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Pulmonary fibrosis is a difficult to treat, often fatal disease whose pathogenesis involves dysregulated TGF-b1 signaling. CD4+CD25+FoxP3+ Regulatory T cells (“Tregs” exert important effects on host tolerance and arise from naïve CD4+ lymphocytes in response to TGF-b1. However the precise contribution of Tregs to experimentally induced murine lung fibrosis remains unclear. We sought to better understand the role of Tregs in this context. Using a model of fibrosis caused by lung specific inducible overexpression of the bioactive form of the human TGF-b1 gene we find that Tregs accumulate in the lung parenchyma within five days of transgene activation and that this enhancement persists to at least fourteen days. Anti-CD25 Antibody mediated depletion of Tregs causes increased detection of soluble collagen and of intrapulmonary CD45+CD34+Col Ia1 fibrocytes. These findings are accompanied by enhanced local concentrations of the classical inflammatory mediators CD40L, TNF-a, and IL-1a, along with the neuroimmune molecule fibroblast growth factor 9 (FGF-9, also known as “glial activating factor”. FGF-9 expression localizes to structural cells and alveolar macrophages in this model and antibody mediated neutralization of FGF-9 results in attenuated detection of intrapulmonary collagen and fibrocytes without affecting Treg quantities. These data indicate that CD4+CD25+FoxP3+ Tregs attenuate TGF-b1 induced lung fibrosis and fibrocyte accumulation in part via suppression of FGF-9.

  7. Fermented fish oil suppresses T helper 1/2 cell response in a mouse model of atopic dermatitis via generation of CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ T cells

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    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Allergic skin inflammation such as atopic dermatitis (AD, which is characterized by pruritus and inflammation, is regulated partly through the activity of regulatory T cells (Tregs. Tregs play key roles in the immune response by preventing or suppressing the differentiation, proliferation and function of various immune cells, including CD4+ T cells. Recent studies report that fermentation has a tremendous capacity to transform chemical structures or create new substances, and the omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFAs in fish oil can reduce inflammation in allergic patients. The beneficial effects of natural fish oil (NFO have been described in many diseases, but the mechanism by which fermented fish oil (FFO modulates the immune system and the allergic response is poorly understood. In this study, we produced FFO and tested its ability to suppress the allergic inflammatory response and to activate CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ Tregs. Results The ability of FFO and NFO to modulate the immune system was investigated using a mouse model of AD. Administration of FFO or NFO in the drinking water alleviated the allergic inflammation in the skin, and FFO was more effective than NFO. FFO treatment did increase the expression of the immune-suppressive cytokines TGF-β and IL-10. In addition, ingestion of FFO increased Foxp3 expression and the number of CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ Tregs compared with NFO. Conclusions These results suggest that the anti-allergic effect of FFO is associated with enrichment of CD4+CD25+ Foxp3+ T cells at the inflamed sites and that FFO may be effective in treating the allergic symptoms of AD.

  8. Human Adipose-Derived Stromal/Stem Cells Induce Functional CD4+CD25+FoxP3+CD127− Regulatory T Cells Under Low Oxygen Culture Conditions

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    Frazier, Trivia P.; McLachlan, James B.; Gimble, Jeffrey M.; Tucker, Hugh A; Brian G Rowan

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    Human adipose tissue stromal/stem cells (ASCs) are known to induce proliferation of resting T cells under ambient (21%) O2 conditions; however, ASCs exist physiologically under lower oxygen (5% O2) conditions in adipose tissue. The effects of low oxygen levels on ASC immunomodulation of T cells are unknown. In this study, we show that ASCs stimulated proliferation of naive CD4+ T cells and the percentage of CD25+ T cells was significantly increased under both low and ambient O2. Forkhead box ...

  9. Increase of circulating CD4+CD25highFoxp3+ regulatory T cells in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma during treatment with dendritic cell vaccination and low-dose interleukin-2

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    Berntsen, Annika; Brimnes, Marie Klinge; thor Straten, Per;

    2010-01-01

    Regulatory T cells (Treg) play an important role in the maintenance of immune tolerance and may be one of the obstacles of successful tumor immunotherapy. In this study, we analyzed the impact of administration of dendritic cell (DC) vaccination in combination with low-dose interleukin (IL)-2 in...... patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma on the frequency of CD4+CD25highFoxp3+ Treg cells in peripheral blood. We found that the treatment increased the frequency of Treg cells more than 7-fold compared with pretreatment levels (P...

  10. Dipole oscillation modes in $\\alpha$-clustering light nuclei

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    He, W B; Cao, X G; Cai, X Z; Zhang, G Q

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    The alpha cluster states are discussed in an extended quantum molecular dynamics (EQMD) model frame. Different alpha cluster structures are studied in details, such as $^8$Be two-alpha cluster structure, $^{12}$C triangle structure, $^{12}$C chain structure, $^{16}$O chain structure, $^{16}$O kite structure, and $^{16}$O square structure. The properties like width of wave packets for different alpha clusters, momentum distribution, and the binding energy among alpha clusters are studied. It is also discussed how the $\\alpha$ cluster degree of freedom affects nuclear collective vibrations. The different $\\alpha$ cluster configurations in $^{12}$C and $^{16}$O have corresponding characteristic spectra of GDR and the coherence of different alpha clusters's dipole oscillation are described in details. The number and centroid energies of peaks in the GDR spectra can be reasonably explained by the geometrical and dynamical symmetries of $\\alpha$-clustering configurations. The GDR can be regarded as a very effective...

  11. 激素抵抗性哮喘患者外周血CD4+CD25+Foxp3+调节性T细胞及白细胞介素10、转化生长因子β1水平变化及其临床意义%The clinical significance of CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+ regulatory T cell and interleukin-10,transforming growth factor-β1 in patients with steroid-resistant asthma

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    王善飞; 赵平; 许庆元

    2013-01-01

    目的 研究激素抵抗性哮喘(SRA)患者外周血CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+调节性T细胞(Treg)及白细胞介素10(IL-10)、转化生长因子β1(TGF-β1)水平变化及其临床意义.方法 选取哮喘患者79例,分为SRA组(31例)和激素敏感性哮喘(SSA)组(48例).同时选取健康体检者45例作为对照组,采用流式细胞术检测CD4+ CD25+Foxp3+ Treg的表达水平,酶联免疫吸附法检测血清IL-10和TGF-β1水平.结果 SRA组和SSA组CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+ Treg在CD4+T细胞中的比例和绝对值分别为0.0225±0.0063、(1.09±0.23)×107/L和0.0345±0.0094、(1.35±0.14)×107/L,均较对照组[0.0537±0.0128、(2.06±0.27)×107/L]明显下降,且SRA组的下降程度更加明显,差异均有统计学意义(P<0.05).SRA组和SSA组血清TGF-β1水平均较对照组明显下降[(138.12±23.26)、(176.25±40.37) ng/L比(281.22±47.15) ng/L],差异有统计学意义(P<0.05).SRA组血清IL-10水平较对照组明显下降[(516.43±86.33) ng/L比(763.02±90.19) ng/L],差异有统计学意义(P<0.05).而SSA组血清IL-10水平与对照组比较差异无统计学意义(P> 0.05).SRA组血清IL-10和TGF-β1水平均较SSA组明显下降,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05).SRA组和SSA组血清IL-10和TGF-β1水平与CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+ Treg水平呈明显正相关(P<0.01).结论 CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+ Treg、IL-10和TGF-β1之间的相互作用在SRA的发生、发展中发挥了重要作用,而通过增加外周血CD4+ CD25+Foxp3+ Treg数量,稳定其功能,增加IL-10和TGF-β1表达,可能是治疗SRA的重要途径.%Objective To study the clinical significance of CD4 + CD25+ Foxp3 + regulatory T cell (Treg) and interleukin 10 (IL-10),transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β 1) in patients with steroidresistant asthma (SRA).Methods Seventy-nine patients with asthma were divided into SRA group (31cases) and steroid-sensitive (SSA) group (48 cases).Forty-five healthy subjects were selected simultaneously as control group.CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3 +Treg level

  12. The Alpha-Melanocyte Stimulating Hormone Induces Conversion of Effector T Cells into Treg Cells

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    Full Text Available The neuropeptide alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone (α-MSH has an important role in modulating immunity and homeostasis. The production of IFN-γ by effector T cells is suppressed by α-MSH, while TGF-β production is promoted in the same cells. Such α-MSH-treated T cells have immune regulatory activity and suppress hypersensitivity, autoimmune diseases, and graft rejection. Previous characterizations of the α-MSH-induced Treg cells showed that the cells are CD4+ T cells expressing the same levels of CD25 as effector T cells. Therefore, we further analyzed the α-MSH-induced Treg cells for expression of effector and regulatory T-cell markers. Also, we examined the potential for α-MSH-induced Treg cells to be from the effector T-cell population. We found that the α-MSH-induced Treg cells are CD25+  CD4+ T cells that share similar surface markers as effector T cells, except that they express on their surface LAP. Also, the α-MSH treatment augments FoxP3 message in the effector T cells, and α-MSH induction of regulatory activity was limited to the effector CD25+ T-cell population. Therefore, α-MSH converts effector T cells into Treg cells, which suppress immunity targeting specific antigens and tissues.

  13. In-vitro characterization of novel and functional regulatory SNPs in the promoter region of IL2 and IL2R alpha in a Gabonese population

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    Huang Xiangsheng; Kühne Vera; Kun Jürgen F J; Soboslay Peter T; Lell Bertrand; TP, Velavan

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    Abstract Background The selection pressure imposed by the parasite has a functional consequence on the immune genes, leading to altered immune function in which regulatory T cells (Tregs) induced by parasites during infectious challenges modulate or thwart T effector cell mechanism. Methods We identified and investigated regulatory polymorphisms in the immune gene IL2 and its receptor IL2R alpha (also known as CD25) in Gabonese individuals exposed to plentiful parasitic infections. Results We...

  14. Effects of PQL on levels of immunal proteins, C3, C4 and expressions of CD4, CD8, and CD25 on lymphocytes of peripherial blood in patients with breast carcinoma undergoing radiotherapy

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    Objective: To evaluate the effects of panaxatriol in quinquefolium leaf (PQL) on immune functions in the patients with breast carcinoma undergoing radiotherapy. Methods: Thirty patients with breast carcinoma undergoing radiotherapy were randomly divided into 2 groups: panaxatriol treatment group (n=17) and control group (n=13). All patients in panaxatriol treatment group were administrated with PQL as well as radiotherapy, no administration in control group. After radiotherapy with 40 Gy, the white cells count and IgG, IgA, IgM, C3, and C4 values, and the percentages of CD4+, CD8+, CD25+ and lymphocyte transformation rate of peripheral blood in the patients were examined. Results: There were (4.02 ± 0.67) x 109 ·L-1 and (6.17 ± 1.20) x 109 ·L-1 white blood cells, respectively, in control and PQL groups. The lymphocyte transformation rate of peripheral blood were 7966 ± 1562 in the control group, while 18035 ± 1577 in PQL group, which was significantly higher than that in control group (P+ and CD25+ T lymphocytes in PQL group were significantly higher than those in control group (P<0.05, P<0.001). Conclusion: The PQL could enhance the cellular immune function in patients with breast carcinoma undergoing radiotherapy. (authors)

  15. CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞在自身免疫性溶血性贫血患者中的变化及意义%Change and significance of CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells in patients with autoimmune hemolytic anemia

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    黄东平; 何合胜

    2014-01-01

    Objective To investigate the change of regulatory T-cells (Treg) before and after therapy in patients with autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA),and to study the role of Treg in AIHA.Methods Treg cells numbers was measured by flow cytometry.Results Before treatment,Treg cells in AIHA patients was (1.32 ± 0.87) %,which was significantly lower than (3.08 ± 0.96) % in the controls (t =-5.37,P < 0.01).After treatment,Treg cells in AIHA patients was significantly increased [(4.96 ± 1.13)%] (t =-16.94,P <0.01).Conclusion Treg cells decreased in AIHA patients.Glucocorticoid might play a role in AIHA treatment by up-regulating Treg cells number.%目的 探讨CD4+CD25+Foxp3+调节性T细胞(Treg)在自身免疫性溶血性贫血(AIHA)患者中的变化.方法 应用流式细胞术检测AIHA患者治疗前后外周血Treg的数量变化.结果 AIHA患者治疗前外周血中Treg细胞比例为(1.32±0.87)%,明显低于对照组(3.08±0.96)%(t=-5.37,P<0.01).治疗后Treg细胞比例为(4.96±1.13)%,明显高于治疗前(t=-16.94,P<0.01),且高于对照组(t=-4.96,P<0.01).结论 AIHA患者中Treg细胞数量下降,糖皮质激素通过上调Treg细胞数量可以控制自身免疫性溶血性贫血.

  16. CD4+CD25+ Treg cell and Foxp3 expression play key roles in the pathogenesis of cervical carcinoma%宫颈癌患者外周血CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞及其Foxp3表达的临床意义

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    徐华; 王丹波

    2015-01-01

    目的 评价宫颈癌患者外周血CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞(Regulatery T cell,Treg)及其Foxp3表达的临床意义.方法 收集中国医科大学附属盛京医院自2012年1月至2013年6月手术治疗的早期宫颈癌患者(FIGO分期≤Ⅱ期)34例,高级别宫颈上皮内瘤变(CIN2/3)患者30例以及20例健康女性作为正常对照.流式细胞技术检测各研究组手术前、后及对照组外周血Treg及Foxp3+ Treg细胞占CD4+T细胞比例,应用t检验和单因素方差法进行统计学分析.结果 比较宫颈癌、CIN2/3及对照组外周血Treg及Foxp3+ Treg细胞所占CD4+T细胞比例,各组间差异有统计学意义(P<0.05);术后早期(7 d),宫颈癌及CIN2/3患者外周血Foxp3+ Treg细胞所占比例较术前显著下降(P<0.05),但Treg细胞所占比例无显著性变化(P>0.05);术后恢复期(1个月),宫颈癌及CIN2/3患者外周血Foxp3+ Treg细胞所占比例较术后早期无显著变化,但Treg细胞所占比例较术后早期显著性降低(P<0.05).结论 宫颈癌患者外周血Treg细胞及其Foxp3的表达均与病变程度相关;Treg细胞Foxp3的表达具有不稳定性;宫颈癌肿瘤微环境可能是维持Treg细胞分化增殖及Foxp3稳定表达的外在客观条件.

  17. Localization of type IV collagen a 1 to a 6 chains in basement membrane during mouse molar germ development.

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    Nagai, N; Nakano, K; Sado, Y; Naito, I; Gunduz, M; Tsujigiwa, H; Nagatsuka, H; Ninomiya, Y; Siar, C H

    2001-10-01

    The dental basement membrane (BM) putatively mediates epithelial-mesenchymal interactions during tooth morphogenesis and cytodifferentiation. Type IV collagen alpha chains, a major network-forming protein of the dental BM, was studied and results disclosed distinct expression patterns at different stages of mouse molar germ development. At the dental placode and bud stage, the BM of the oral epithelium expressed alpha 1, alpha 2, alpha 5 and alpha 6 chains while the gubernaculum dentis, in addition to the above four chains, also expressed a 4 chain. An asymmetrical expression for alpha 4, alpha 5 and alpha 6 chains was observed at the bud stage. At the early bell stage, the BM associated with the inner enamel epithelium (IEE) of molar germ expressed alpha 1, alpha 2 and alpha 4 chains while the BM of the outer enamel epithelium (OEE) expressed only alpha 1 and a 2 chains. With the onset of dentinogenesis, the collagen a chain profile of the IEE BM gradually disappeared. Howeverfrom the early to late bell stage, the gubernaculum dentis consistently expressed alpha 1, alpha 2, alpha 5 and a 6 chains resembling fetal oral mucosa. These findings suggest that stage- and position-specific distribution of type IV collagen alpha subunits occur during molar germ development and that these changes are essential for molar morphogenesis and cytodifferentiation. PMID:11732842

  18. $\\alpha_s$ review (2016)

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    d'Enterria, David

    2016-01-01

    The current world-average of the strong coupling at the Z pole mass, $\\alpha_s(m^2_{Z}) = 0.1181 \\pm 0.0013$, is obtained from a comparison of perturbative QCD calculations computed, at least, at next-to-next-to-leading-order accuracy, to a set of 6 groups of experimental observables: (i) lattice QCD "data", (ii) $\\tau$ hadronic decays, (iii) proton structure functions, (iv) event shapes and jet rates in $e^+e^-$ collisions, (v) Z boson hadronic decays, and (vi) top-quark cross sections in p-p collisions. In addition, at least 8 other $\\alpha_s$ extractions, usually with a lower level of theoretical and/or experimental precision today, have been proposed: pion, $\\Upsilon$, W hadronic decays; soft and hard fragmentation functions; jets cross sections in pp, e-p and $\\gamma$-p collisions; and photon F$_2$ structure function in $\\gamma\\,\\gamma$ collisions. These 14 $\\alpha_s$ determinations are reviewed, and the perspectives of reduction of their present uncertainties are discussed.

  19. IL2RA/CD25 Gene Polymorphisms: Uneven Association with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Type 1 Diabetes (T1D)

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    Alcina, Antonio; Fedetz, María; Ndagire, Dorothy; Fernández, Oscar; Leyva, Laura; Guerrero, Miguel; Abad-Grau, María M.; Arnal, Carmen; Delgado, Concepción; Lucas, Miguel; Izquierdo, Guillermo; Matesanz, Fuencisla

    2009-01-01

    Background IL-2 receptor (IL2R) alpha is the specific component of the high affinity IL2R system involved in the immune response and in the control of autoimmunity. Methods and Results Here we perform a replication and fine mapping of the IL2RA gene region analyzing 3 SNPs previously associated with multiple sclerosis (MS) and 5 SNPs associated with type 1 diabetes (T1D) in a collection of 798 MS patients and 927 matched Caucasian controls from the south of Spain. We observed association with MS in 6 of 8 SNPs. The rs1570538, at the 3′- UTR extreme of the gene, previously reported to have a weak association with MS, is replicated here (P = 0.032). The most associated T1D SNP (rs41295061) was not associated with MS in the present study. However, the rs35285258, belonging to another independent group of SNPs associated with T1D, showed the maximal association in this study but different risk allele. We replicated the association of only one (rs2104286) of the two IL2RA SNPs identified in the recently performed genome-wide association study of MS. Conclusions These findings confirm and extend the association of this gene with MS and reveal a genetic heterogeneity of the associated polymorphisms and risk alleles between MS and T1D suggesting different immunopathological roles of IL2RA in these two diseases. PMID:19125193

  20. The $\\alpha-\\alpha$ fishbone potential revisited

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    Day, J P; Elhanafy, M; Smith, E; Woodhouse, R; Papp, Z

    2011-01-01

    The fishbone potential of composite particles simulates the Pauli effect by nonlocal terms. We determine the $\\alpha-\\alpha$ fishbone potential by simultaneously fitting to two-$\\alpha$ resonance energies, experimental phase shifts and three-$\\alpha$ binding energies. We found that essentially a simple gaussian can provide a good description of two-$\\alpha$ and three-$\\alpha$ experimental data without invoking three-body potentials.

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  3. Alpha spectroscopy

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    Krueger, Felix; Wilsenach, Heinrich; Zuber, Kai [IKTP TU-Dresden, Dresden (Germany)

    2014-07-01

    Alpha decays from long living isotopes are one of the limiting backgrounds for experiments searching for rare decays with stringent background constrains, such as neutrinoless double beta decay experiments. It is thus very important to accurately measure the half-lives of these decays, in order to properly model their background contribution. Therefore, it is important to be able to measure half-lives from alpha decays of the order of 1 x 10{sup 15} yr. A measurement of such a long lived decay imposes, however, a series of challenges, where the correct discrimination between background and true signal is critical. There is also a more general interest in such long living half-life measurements, as their value depends crucially on the underlying nuclear model. This work proposes a setup to measure long lived alpha decays, based on the design of the Frisch-Grid ionisation chamber. It is shown that the proposed design provides a good separation of signal and background events. It is also demonstrated that, with pulse shape analysis, it is possible to constrain the source position of the decay, further improving the quality of the data. A discussion of the characterisation of the detector is also presented as well as some results obtained with calibration sources.

  4. Alpha spectroscopy

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    Alpha decays from long living isotopes are one of the limiting backgrounds for experiments searching for rare decays with stringent background constrains, such as neutrinoless double beta decay experiments. It is thus very important to accurately measure the half-lives of these decays, in order to properly model their background contribution. Therefore, it is important to be able to measure half-lives from alpha decays of the order of 1 x 1015 yr. A measurement of such a long lived decay imposes, however, a series of challenges, where the correct discrimination between background and true signal is critical. There is also a more general interest in such long living half-life measurements, as their value depends crucially on the underlying nuclear model. This work proposes a setup to measure long lived alpha decays, based on the design of the Frisch-Grid ionisation chamber. It is shown that the proposed design provides a good separation of signal and background events. It is also demonstrated that, with pulse shape analysis, it is possible to constrain the source position of the decay, further improving the quality of the data. A discussion of the characterisation of the detector is also presented as well as some results obtained with calibration sources.

  5. 维生素A和布地奈德对哮喘大鼠外周血T细胞亚群和调节性T细胞的影响%The effects of vitamin A and budesonide on serum T-lymphocyte subsets and CD4 + CD25 + regulatory T cells in rat asthma model

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    何金根; 潘家华; 楼皖玲; 刘辉

    2011-01-01

    目的:探讨维生素A(Vit A)和布地奈德对哮喘大鼠外周血T细胞亚群和CD4+ CD25+ 调节性T细胞(CD4+ CD25+regulatory T cell,CD4+ CD25+ Treg)的影响,为其在哮喘防治中的应用提供实验依据.方法:将42只SD大鼠用卵蛋白建立哮喘模型,随机分成布地奈德治疗组、Vit A治疗组和哮喘对照组,每组各14只,各组干预1周,于第4周和第5周取外周血50μl,流式细胞术检测T细胞亚群及Treg细胞变化.结果:激发后第4周,Vit A组CD3+T细胞、CD4+ CD25+ Treg细胞显著高于布地奈德组(P<0.05),CD3+ CD8+ T细胞均低于布地奈德组(P<0.05);布地奈德组CD4+ CD25+ Treg细胞显著低于哮喘组(P<0.01);激发后第5周,布地奈德组CD4+ CD25+ Treg细胞低于哮喘组(P<0.05).结论:雾化吸入Vit A可减轻哮喘大鼠炎症反应,这一作用可能与哮喘大鼠外周血CD3+ T细胞和CIM+ CD25+ Treg细胞升高、CD8+ T细胞降低有关.%Objective:To investigate the effects of vitamin A and budesonide on peripheral blood T-lymphocyte subsets and CD4 +CD25 + Treg cells in rat asthma model, which provide the experimental basis for vitamin A in the prevention and treatment of bronchial asthma. Methods :Forty-two adult female SD rats were divided into three groups, the budesonide group, vitamin A group and asthma group. There were 14 rats in each group. The peripheral blood was conducted to determinate T-lymphocyte subsets and CD4 + CD25 + Treg by flow cytometry. Results: After the 4th of stimulation, CD3 + T cell and CD4 + CD25 + Treg cells in vitamin A group were significantly higher than those in budesonide group. CD3 + CD8 + T cell in vitamin A group was significantly lower than that in asthma group ( P < 0.05 ). CD4 + CD25 + Treg cells of budesonide group was significantly lower than that in asthma group ( P < 0.01 ). After the 5th of stimulation, CD4 + CD25 + Treg cells in budesonide group was significantly lower than that in asthma group ( P < 0. 05 ).Conclusions

  6. 自身免疫性血小板减少性紫癜患者外周血中CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞、sFas和sFasL的表达及临床意义%Expression and Clinical Significance of CD4 + CD25 + Treg Cells, sFas and sFasL in Peripheral Blood of Patients with Autoimmune Thrombocytopenic Purpura

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    贾瑞萍; 赵雪芸

    2011-01-01

    本研究通过检测成人自身免疫性血小板减少性紫癜(AITP)外周血中CI4+CD25+调节性T细胞(Treg)、sFas和sFasL的表达,探讨它们在AITP发病机制中的作用及临床意义,为寻求AITP治疗的有效方法提供理论依据.采用流式细胞术分别检测30例AITP患者和18例正常对照者外周血CD4+T、Treg、CD4+ CD25-T细胞表达率及Treg/CD4+T比值;用酶联免疫吸附法(ELISA)检测AITP患者治疗前后及对照组外周血sFas、sFasL表达水平.结果表明,AITP组外周血中CD4+T细胞表达率低于对照组(p<0.05),Treg细胞表达率及Treg/CD4+T比值明显低于正常对照组(p<0.0l).AITP组患者治疗前外周血中sFas和sFasL水平明显高于治疗后和正常对照组(p<0.01),AITP组治疗后与正常对照组外周血sFas、sFasL水平差异无统计学意义(p>0.05).AITP患者治疗前Treg细胞表达率、Treg/CD4+T细胞比值与血小板计数呈正相关;AITP患者外周血中sFas和sFasL水平呈正相关;CD4+T细胞、CD4+CD25 -T细胞表达率,sFas、sFasL浓度与血小板计数无明显相关;Treg细胞表达率和sFas、sFasL浓度间没有明显相关性.结论:Treg在AITP的发病机制中发挥一定作用;Treg细胞水平与AITP病情的严重程度有关;sFas和sFasL水平异常参与了AITP的免疫病理过程.%This study was aimed to detect the expression of CD4 * CD25 * regulatory T cells (Treg) , sFas and sFasL in patients with autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura ( AITP) , and to explore their roles in the pathogenesis of AITP and clinical significance, so as to provie a theoretical basis for effective treatment for AITP. The expressions of CD4 * T, Treg, CD4 * CD25" T, Treg /CD4 * T in peripheral blood of 30 the patients with AITP and 18 controls were detected by flow cytometry, and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) was used to detect the levels of sFas and sFasL in peripheral blood of controls and the patients with AITP before and after treatment. The

  7. Complete amino acid sequence of the human alpha 5 (IV) collagen chain and identification of a single-base mutation in exon 23 converting glycine 521 in the collagenous domain to cysteine in an Alport syndrome patient

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    Zhou, J; Hertz, Jens Michael; Leinonen, A; Tryggvason, K

    1992-01-01

    alleles. The mutation which was located to exon 23 was sequenced from a polymerase chain reaction-amplified product, and shown to be a G----T change in the coding strand. The mutation changed the GGT codon of glycine 521 to cysteine. The same mutation was found in one allele of the female cousin. The...

  8. CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ T regulatory cells, Th1 (CCR5, IL-2, IFN-γ) and Th2 (CCR4, IL-4, Il-13) type chemokine receptors and intracellular cytokines in children with common variable immunodeficiency.

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    Kutukculer, Necil; Azarsiz, Elif; Aksu, Guzide; Karaca, Neslihan Edeer

    2016-06-01

    Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) is a heterogeneous group of primary antibody deficiencies characterized by decreased serum immunoglobulin G along with a decrease in serum IgA and/or IgM, defective specific antibody production, and recurrent bacterial infections. Abnormal lymphocyte trafficking, dysregulated cellular responses to chemokines, and uncontrolled T cell polarization may be involved in the pathogenesis and may help to understand the clinical complications. We evaluated T helper cell subsets (chemokine receptors CCR4, CCR5, and CCR7), expressions on T lymphocytes, intracellular cytokines - IL-2, IL-4, IL-13, IFN- γ-on CD4(+) T cells, and expression of CD4(+)CD25(+)Foxp3(+) regulatory T cells of 20 CVID patients and 26 healthy controls. Autoimmune clinical findings and other complications were also determined. Percentages and absolute numbers of CD4(+)CD25(+) Foxp3(+) cells did not show any significant difference between CVID cases and healthy controls nor between severe and moderate disease patients. The only significant difference regarding Th1 and Th2 type intracellular cytokines was the decreased absolute numbers of CD3(+)CD4(+)IL4(+) cells in CVID cases. There were some findings about T helper cell type dominance in CVID patients such as positive correlation between hepatomegaly and high IL-2 and IFN-γ in CD3(+)CD4(+) cells and very high expression of CCR5 (Th1) on CD3(+)CD4(+) cells in patients with granuloma. Th1 (CCR5) and Th2 (CCR4) type chemokine receptors did not show any dominance in CVID cases. However, frequencies of CCR7 expressing CD3(+) T cells, CD3(+)CD4(+) T helper cells and CD3(+)CD8(+) T cytotoxic cells were significantly lower in severe CVID patients. In addition, presence of autoimmune clinical findings was negatively correlated with CCR7(+) cells. As CCR7 is a key mediator balancing immunity and tolerance in the immune system, the abnormality of this mediator may contribute to the profound immune dysregulation seen in CVID

  9. Comparison of transcript levels and mRNA half-lives for the subunits of the branched-chain {alpha}-keto acid dehydrogenase (BCKD) complex in two human cell lines

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    Bowers, B.A.; Danner, D.J. [Emory Univ., Atlanta, GA (United States)

    1994-09-01

    BCKD is a mitochondrial multienzyme complex that catalyzes the committed step in catabolism of the keto acid derivatives of leucine, isoleucine and valine. Three subunits, El{alpha}, E1{beta} and E2 are specific to the complex. The subunits are nuclearly encoded from genes located on separate chromosomes, and it is not yet understood how gene expression of the components is regulated to maintain proper stoichiometry of the complex. The focus of the present study is to establish mRNA half-lives for the BCKD subunits in two human cell lines and to examine whether expression of transcripts for the subunits is similar in different cell types. HepG2 cells, a hepatocarcinoma cell line, and DG75 cells, a Burkitt`s lymphoma cell line, express comparable levels of BCKD complex based on total enzyme activity. Half-lives of the mRNAs for each subunit have been determined in HepG2 cells and are presently being defined in DG75 cells. mRNA half-lives were calculated by quantifying message levels over a 24 hour period following an actinomycin D block. Transcripts for the BCKD subunits are relatively stable in HepG2 cells with mRNA half-lives for the E1{alpha} of 11 hours, E1{beta}, 24 hours and E2, 22 hours. Steady-state message levels have been analyzed in both cell lines by RNase protection and quantified as a percentage of total RNA. mRNA levels for all three subunits are higher in DG75 cells than in HepG2 cells (E1{alpha}, 4-fold; E1{beta}, 1.9-fold; E2, 1.8-fold). Preliminary data indicates that the half-life of the E1{alpha} transcript in DG75 cells is approximately 29 hours, and it is possible that differences in steady-state levels of the mRNAs are achieved through different half-lives of the transcripts. The relationship between transcript levels and protein levels for the three subunits is being examined in both cell types.

  10. Branched-chain fatty acid biosynthesis in a branched-chain amino acid aminotransferase mutant of Staphylococcus carnosus

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    Beck, Hans Christian

    2005-01-01

    Fatty acid biosynthesis by a mutant strain of Staphylococcus carnosus deficient in branched-chain amino acid aminotransferase (IlvE) activity was analysed. This mutant was unable to produce the appropriate branched-chain alpha-ketoacid precursors for branched-chain fatty acid biosynthesis from th...

  11. Mixing Times of Markov Chains on Degree Constrained Orientations of Planar Graphs

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    2016-01-01

    We study Markov chains for $\\alpha$-orientations of plane graphs, these are orientations where the outdegree of each vertex is prescribed by the value of a given function $\\alpha$. The set of $\\alpha$-orientations of a plane graph has a natural distributive lattice structure. The moves of the up-down Markov chain on this distributive lattice corresponds to reversals of directed facial cycles in the $\\alpha$-orientation. We have a positive and several negative results regarding the mixing time...

  12. Significance of serum CD25/serum ferritin in the diagnosis of lymphoma-associated hemophagocytic syndrome%可溶性白细胞介素2受体/血清铁蛋白对诊断淋巴瘤相关性噬血细胞综合征的意义

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    吴道香; 王昭; 王晓琳; 林榕榕; 刘暖; 张嘉

    2012-01-01

    目的 探讨可溶性白细胞介素2受体( sCD25)/血清铁蛋白在诊断淋巴瘤相关性噬血细胞综合征( LAHS)中的意义,为进一步提高LAHS诊断率,及时诊断和治疗LAHS提供临床依据.方法 收集2008年10月至2011年6月首都医科大学附属北京友谊医院经诊的确诊噬血细胞综合征患者70例,包括31例LAHS和39例非LAHS.收集所有患者血清,采用酶联免疫吸附法(ELISA)检测其sCD25水平,并于当日检测血清铁蛋白水平,然后计算sCD25和血清铁蛋白的比值,并比较LAHS和非LAHS之间血清sCD25、血清铁蛋白以及sCD25/血清铁蛋白有无差异.结果 LAHS和非LAHS患者sCD25质量浓度分别为(15760.52±7851.74)、(12727.41±11285.28) pg/ml(t=-1.78,P=0.075,血清铁蛋白中位质量浓度分别为1750.00、2947.00 ng/ml(Z=-1.490,P=0.136),sCD25/血清铁蛋白中位比值分别为8.57×10-3、2.84×10-3,差异具有统计学意义(Z=-2.106,P=0.035).结论 sCD25/血清铁蛋白在LAHS中明显升高,对诊断LAHS具有重要的提示意义,有可能成为诊断LAHS的重要指标.%Objective To investigate the significance of serum CD25 / serum ferritin in the diagnosis of lymphoma-associated hemophagocytic syndrome (LAHS),so as to provide the clinical basis for improving its recognition and giving effective therapy. Methods The serums were collected from 70 patients with hemophagocytic syndrom in Beijing Friendship Hospital, Capital Medical University during the period from October 2008 to June 2011, including 31 LAHS cases and 39 other disease-associated HPS cases. The serum CD25 level in HPS patients was measured with enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), and the serum ferritin was measured on the same day. Then the serum CD25/ferritin ratio was calculated and the differences of the serum CD25, serum ferritin and serum CD25/ferritin ratio between two groups were compared. Results The variance of serum CD25 [(15760.52±7851.74) pg/ml vs (12727.41±11285.28) pg/ml,t=-1.78,P

  13. CD4+CD25highCD127low Regulatory T Cells in Peripheral Blood Are Not an Independent Factor for Chronic Graft-versus-Host Disease after Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation

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    Perz, Jolanta B.; Gürel, Selma; Schonland, Stefan O.; Hegenbart, Ute; Ho, Anthony D.; Dreger, Peter

    2012-01-01

    Background. The therapeutic efficacy of allogeneic hemopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) largely relies on the graft-versus-leukemia (GVL) effect. Uncontrolled graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is a feared complication of HSCT. Regulatory T cells (Treg) are a subset of CD4+ T-helper cells believed to maintain tolerance after HSCT. It remains unclear whether low peripheral blood Treg have an impact on the risk for acute (aGVHD) and chronic GVHD (cGVHD). Methods. In this paper we enumerated the CD4+CD25highCD127low Treg in the peripheral blood of 84 patients after at least 150 days from HSCT and in 20 healthy age-matched controls. Results. Although similar mean lymphocyte counts were found in patients and controls, CD3+CD4+ T-cell counts were significantly lower in patients. Patients also had significantly lower Treg percentages among lymphocytes as compared to controls. Patients with cGVHD had even higher percentages of Treg if compared to patients without cGVHD. In multivariate analysis, Treg percentages were not an independent factor for cGVHD. Conclusions. This paper did not show a relation between deficient peripheral blood Treg and cGVHD, therefore cGVHD does not seem to occur as a result of peripheral Treg paucity. PMID:22666141

  14. CD4+ CD25+ FoxP3+ regulatory T cells suppress cytotoxicity of CD8+ effector T cells: implications for their capacity to limit inflammatory central nervous system damage at the parenchymal level

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    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background CD4+ CD25+ forkhead box P3 (FoxP3+ regulatory T cells (T reg cells are known to suppress adaptive immune responses, key control tolerance and autoimmunity. Methods We challenged the role of CD4+ T reg cells in suppressing established CD8+ T effector cell responses by using the OT-I/II system in vitro and an OT-I-mediated, oligodendrocyte directed ex vivo model (ODC-OVA model. Results CD4+ T reg cells dampened cytotoxicity of an ongoing CD8+ T effector cell attack in vitro and within intact central nervous system tissue ex vivo. However, their suppressive effect was limited by the strength of the antigen signal delivered to the CD8+ T effector cells and the ratio of regulatory to effector T cells. CD8+ T effector cell suppression required T cell receptor-mediated activation together with costimulation of CD4+ T reg cells, but following activation, suppression did not require restimulation and was antigen non-specific. Conclusions Our results suggest that CD4+ T reg cells are capable of suppressing CD8+ T effector cell responses at the parenchymal site, that is, limiting parenchymal damage in autoimmune central nervous system inflammation.

  15. Thymic retention of CD4+CD25+FoxP3+ T regulatory cells is associated with their peripheral deficiency and thrombocytopenia in a murine model of immune thrombocytopenia.

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    Aslam, Rukhsana; Hu, Yu; Gebremeskel, Simon; Segel, George B; Speck, Edwin R; Guo, Li; Kim, Michael; Ni, Heyu; Freedman, John; Semple, John W

    2012-09-01

    Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is a bleeding disorder in which antibodies and/or T cells lead to enhanced peripheral platelet destruction and reduced bone marrow platelet production. Several reports have observed that ITP is associated with a peripheral deficiency of tolerance-inducing CD4+CD25+FoxP3+ T regulatory cells (Tregs). Using a murine model of ITP, we analyzed Tregs in the spleen and thymus. CD61 knockout mice were immunized against wild-type (CD61+) platelets, and their splenocytes were transferred into severe combined immunodeficient (SCID) mice. Compared with SCID mice receiving naive splenocytes, within 2 weeks after transfer, the ITP SCID mice became thrombocytopenic (< 200 × 10(9) platelets/L) and had increased serum anti-CD61 antibodies. The quantity of thymic Tregs by 2 weeks after transfer was significantly elevated, whereas Tregs in the spleens were significantly reduced. Treatment of the ITP mice with 2 g/kg intravenous immunoglobulin raised the platelet counts, reduced antibody production, and normalized the thymic and splenic Treg populations. Compared with thymocytes from ITP mice treated with intravenous immunoglobulin, thymocytes from untreated ITP mice delayed the onset of ITP when administered before engraftment with immune splenocytes. These results suggest that ITP in mice is associated with a peripheral Treg deficiency because of thymic retention and therapy normalizes the Tregs. PMID:22760780

  16. Uptake of donor lymphocytes treated with 8-methoxypsoralen and ultraviolet A light by recipient dendritic cells induces CD4{sup +}CD25{sup +}Foxp3{sup +} regulatory T cells and down-regulates cardiac allograft rejection

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    Zheng, De-Hua [Organ Transplant Center, Chinese PLA 309th Hospital, No. 17A Hei-Shan-Hu Road, Beijing 100091 (China); Dou, Li-Ping [Department of Hematology, Chinese PLA General Hospital, No. 28 Fu-Xing Road, Beijing 100853 (China); Wei, Yu-Xiang; Du, Guo-Sheng; Zou, Yi-Ping; Song, Ji-Yong; Zhu, Zhi-Dong; Cai, Ming; Qian, Ye-Yong [Organ Transplant Center, Chinese PLA 309th Hospital, No. 17A Hei-Shan-Hu Road, Beijing 100091 (China); Shi, Bing-Yi, E-mail: shibingyi@medmail.com.cn [Organ Transplant Center, Chinese PLA 309th Hospital, No. 17A Hei-Shan-Hu Road, Beijing 100091 (China)

    2010-05-14

    Extracorporeal photopheresis (ECP) is an effective immunomodulatory therapy and has been demonstrated to be beneficial for graft-vs-host disease and solid-organ allograft rejection. ECP involves reinfusion of a patient's autologous peripheral blood leukocytes treated ex vivo with 8-methoxypsoralen and UVA light radiation (PUVA). Previous studies focused only on ECP treatment of recipient immune cells. Our study is the first to extend the target of ECP treatment to donor immune cells. The results of in vitro co-culture experiments demonstrate uptake of donor PUVA-treated splenic lymphocytes (PUVA-SPs) by recipient immature dendritic cells (DCs). Phagocytosis of donor PUVA-SPs does not stimulate phenotype maturation of recipient DCs. In the same co-culture system, donor PUVA-SPs enhanced production of interleukin-10 and interferon-{gamma} by recipient DCs and impaired the subsequent capability of recipient DCs to stimulate recipient naive T cells. Phagocytosis of donor PUVA-SP (PUVA-SP DCs) by recipient DCs shifted T-cell responses in favor of T helper 2 cells. Infusion of PUVA-SP DCs inhibited cardiac allograft rejection in an antigen-specific manner and induced CD4{sup +}CD25{sup high}Foxp3{sup +} regulatory T cells. In conclusion, PUVA-SP DCs simultaneously deliver the donor antigen and the regulatory signal to the transplant recipient, and thus can be used to develop a novel DC vaccine for negative immune regulation and immune tolerance induction.

  17. Freeze and Thaw of CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ Regulatory T Cells Results in Loss of CD62L Expression and a Reduced Capacity to Protect against Graft-versus-Host Disease.

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    Mareike Florek

    Full Text Available The adoptive transfer of CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ regulatory T cells (Tregs in murine models of allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT has been shown to protect recipient mice from lethal acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD and this approach is being actively investigated in human clinical trials. Here, we examined the effects of cryopreservation on Tregs. We found that freeze and thaw of murine and human Tregs is associated with reduced expression of L-selectin (CD62L, which was previously established to be an important factor that contributes to the in vivo protective effects of Tregs. Frozen and thawed murine Tregs showed a reduced capacity to bind to the CD62L binding partner MADCAM1 in vitro as well as an impaired homing to secondary lymphoid organs in vivo. Upon adoptive transfer frozen and thawed Tregs failed to protect against lethal GVHD compared with fresh Tregs in a murine model of allogeneic HCT across major histocompatibility barriers. In summary, the direct administration of adoptively transferred frozen and thawed Tregs adversely affects their immunosuppressive potential which is an important factor to consider in the clinical implementation of Treg immunotherapies.

  18. Main Regulatory Factors for Differentiation,Development and Function of Naturally Occurred CD4+CD25+Regulatory T Cells——Review%天然调节性T细胞的调节因素研究进展

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    吴敏; 谢彦晖

    2008-01-01

    天然CD4+CD25+调节T细胞来源于胸腺,通过直接接触机制抑制效应细胞的增殖,调节自身免疫和移植免疫.本文主要综述了影响天然调节T细胞分化、发育和功能的主要因素和可能机制.Foxp3是Treg的标志,检测其表达可以作为判定Treg的方法.IL-2主要通过IL-2Rα及STAT5途径促进Treg的增殖活化.膜型和分泌型TGF-β具有不同功能,膜型TGF-β1可能主要介导Treg的抑制功能,而分泌型TGF-β可能主要促进Treg的增殖.树突状细胞由于作用途径不同,对Treg既有正调节,也有负调节.CTLA-4途径可能通过作用于Treg自身、DC或效应细胞直接或间接地调节Treg的功能.

  19. Uptake of donor lymphocytes treated with 8-methoxypsoralen and ultraviolet A light by recipient dendritic cells induces CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ regulatory T cells and down-regulates cardiac allograft rejection

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    Extracorporeal photopheresis (ECP) is an effective immunomodulatory therapy and has been demonstrated to be beneficial for graft-vs-host disease and solid-organ allograft rejection. ECP involves reinfusion of a patient's autologous peripheral blood leukocytes treated ex vivo with 8-methoxypsoralen and UVA light radiation (PUVA). Previous studies focused only on ECP treatment of recipient immune cells. Our study is the first to extend the target of ECP treatment to donor immune cells. The results of in vitro co-culture experiments demonstrate uptake of donor PUVA-treated splenic lymphocytes (PUVA-SPs) by recipient immature dendritic cells (DCs). Phagocytosis of donor PUVA-SPs does not stimulate phenotype maturation of recipient DCs. In the same co-culture system, donor PUVA-SPs enhanced production of interleukin-10 and interferon-γ by recipient DCs and impaired the subsequent capability of recipient DCs to stimulate recipient naive T cells. Phagocytosis of donor PUVA-SP (PUVA-SP DCs) by recipient DCs shifted T-cell responses in favor of T helper 2 cells. Infusion of PUVA-SP DCs inhibited cardiac allograft rejection in an antigen-specific manner and induced CD4+CD25highFoxp3+ regulatory T cells. In conclusion, PUVA-SP DCs simultaneously deliver the donor antigen and the regulatory signal to the transplant recipient, and thus can be used to develop a novel DC vaccine for negative immune regulation and immune tolerance induction.

  20. Two Cases of Heavy Chain MGUS.

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    Van Keer, Jan; Meijers, Björn; Delforge, Michel; Verhoef, Gregor; Poesen, Koen

    2016-01-01

    Heavy chain diseases are rare variants of B-cell lymphomas that produce one of three classes of immunoglobulin heavy chains, without corresponding light chains. We describe two patients with asymptomatic heavy chain monoclonal gammopathy. The first patient is a 51-year-old woman with alpha paraprotein on serum immunofixation. The second case is a 46-year-old woman with gamma paraprotein on urine immunofixation. Neither patient had corresponding monoclonal light chains. Workup for multiple myeloma and lymphoma was negative in both patients. These two cases illustrate that heavy chain monoclonal gammopathy can exist in the absence of clinically apparent malignancy. Only a few reports of "heavy chain MGUS" have been described before. In the absence of specialized guidelines, we suggest a similar follow-up as for MGUS, while taking into account the higher probability of progression to lymphoma than to myeloma. PMID:27213064

  1. Two Cases of Heavy Chain MGUS

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    Jan Van Keer

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Heavy chain diseases are rare variants of B-cell lymphomas that produce one of three classes of immunoglobulin heavy chains, without corresponding light chains. We describe two patients with asymptomatic heavy chain monoclonal gammopathy. The first patient is a 51-year-old woman with alpha paraprotein on serum immunofixation. The second case is a 46-year-old woman with gamma paraprotein on urine immunofixation. Neither patient had corresponding monoclonal light chains. Workup for multiple myeloma and lymphoma was negative in both patients. These two cases illustrate that heavy chain monoclonal gammopathy can exist in the absence of clinically apparent malignancy. Only a few reports of “heavy chain MGUS” have been described before. In the absence of specialized guidelines, we suggest a similar follow-up as for MGUS, while taking into account the higher probability of progression to lymphoma than to myeloma.

  2. Association of PD-1 expression on CD4~+CD25~(nt/hi)CD127~(lo) regulatory T cells with disease progression in HIV-1 infected patients%HIV-1感染者CD4~+CD25~(nt/hi)CD127~(lo)调节性T细胞PD-1表达水平与疾病进展的关系

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    曹清华; 薛以乐; 王盈

    2009-01-01

    目的:阐明HIV-1感染者外周血中具有CD4~+CD25~(nt/hi)CD127~(lo)特征的调节性T细胞(Treg)表面PD-1的表达水平与疾病进展的关系.方法:选取108名未经治疗的不同进展期的HIV-1感染者和27名健康人对照, 采集静脉血, 用Ficoll-Hypaque密度梯度离心法分离获得PBMC, 加入PerCP-CD4抗体、 FITC-CD25抗体、 PE-CD127抗体和APC-PD-1抗体, 经细胞表面四色染色、流式细胞术(FCM)分析Treg表面PD-1的表达;另将50 L全血加入Trucount绝对计数管, 采用Multitest CD3/CD8/CD45/CD4试剂盒检测CD4+T细胞绝对数;分离静脉血血浆, NucliSens EasyQ测定血浆HIV-1病毒载量;实验数据采用SPSS14.0 统计学软件分析处理.结果:HIV-1感染者Treg表面PD-1表达水平显著高于健康人(5.33%±2.24% vs 1.72%±0.65%, P<0.01);AIDS期(7.87%±2.23%)明显高于进展期(5.21%±1.72%, P<0.05)和新近感染者(3.22%±1.01%, P<0.05);HIV-1感染者Treg表面PD-1表达水平与血浆中的HIV-1病毒载量和CD4~+T细胞绝对数密切相关.结论:首次证实HIV-1感染者外周血中Treg表面PD-1表达增加, 且表达水平与病程进展相关.该结果为进一步揭示HIV-1感染中Treg的效应机制、探索新的免疫治疗方案提供了理论及实验依据.%AIM: To investigate whether Programmed death-1 (PD-1) expression on peripheral CD4~+CD25~(nt/hi)CD127~(lo) regulatory T cells (Treg) was associated with disease progression in HIV-1-infected patients. METHODS: Peripheral blood from 108 HIV-1-infected patients in distinct disease progression statuses and 27 healthy individuals were collected in the present investigation. PBMCs were isolated by centrifugation on Ficoll-Hypaque, followed by staining with anti-CD4-PerCP, anti-CD25-FITC, anti-CD127-PE and anti-PD-1-APC. PD-1 expression on Treg was analyzed by four-color staining flow cytometry. CD4~+T cell absolute counts were determined using Multitest CD3/CD4/CD8/CD45 kit and plasma viral loads were detected on Nucli

  3. Chain Teleportation

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    Lee, Chien-er

    2004-01-01

    By means of the idea of measurements on the crossed space-time nonlocal observables, we extend the mechanism for the two-way quantum teleportation to the chain teleportation among N spatially separated spin-1/2 systems. Since in the process only the local interactions are used, the microcausality is automatically satisfied.

  4. 前列腺癌患者手术前后外周血调节性T细胞和FOXP3mRNA的表达及临床意义%Levels of CD4+CD25+Regulatory T Cells & Expression of FOXP3 mRNA after Operation in Peripheral Blood from Patients with Prostate Cancer and its Clinical Significance

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    2011-01-01

    目的 探讨前列腺癌(Pca)患者手术前后外周血CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞(Tregs)及其特异标志物FOXP3mRNA的表达比例的变化及临床意义.方法 应用流式细胞术检测50例前列腺癌及50例正常对照组外周血单个核细胞(PBMC)中Tregs占CD4+T细胞的比例,应用RT-PCR技术检测人外周血PBMC FOXP3 mRNA的表达.结果 随着Gleason分级升高,CD4+CD25+Tregs/CD4+T比值和FOXP3 mRNA表达量均有升高趋势;Pca患者术前CD4+CD25+ Treg细胞占CD4+T细胞的比例和FOXP3 mRNA表达水平高于正常对照组(均P<0.05),术后水平与正常对照组差异无统计学意义;Pca组Tregs表达率与FOXP3 mRNA呈正相关(r=0.623,P<0.01).结论 Tregs及其特异标志物FOXP3具有维持自身免疫稳定和抑制肿瘤免疫作用,可能参与前列腺癌的发生.%Objective To explore the rate change of CD4+ CD25+ regulatory T cells and expression of F0XP3 mRNA after operation in peripheral blood from patients with prostate cancer and its clinical significance. Methods Flow cytometry was used to analyze the proportion of CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells/CD4T cells in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) among 50 patients with prostate cancer and 50 healthy controls. The expression of FOXP3 mRNA in PBMC was detected by RT-PCR. Results The value of CD4+CU25+Tregs/CD4+ T cells and expression of FOXP3 mRNA were increased with Gleason pathological parameters increased. And the value of CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells/CD4+T cells and expression of FOXP3 mRNA in PBMC from patients with prostate cancer before operation were significantly higher than that of the healthy controls. But there were no statistical significance between patients with prostate cancer after operation and healthy controls. Correlative analysis showed that there was a positive correlation between the CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells and the expression of F0XP3 mRNA in PBMC of the patients with prostate cancer (r=0.623,p<0.01). Conclusion CD4+CD25

  5. Overexpression of CD45RA isoforms in carriers of the C77G mutation leads to hyporeactivity of CD4+CD25highFoxp3+ regulatory T cells.

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    Pokoyski, C; Lienen, T; Rother, S; Schock, E; Plege-Fleck, A; Geffers, R; Schwinzer, R

    2015-12-01

    Disorders in regulatory T-cell (T(reg)) function can result in the breakdown of immunological self-tolerance. Thus, the identification of mechanisms controlling the activity of T(reg) is of great relevance. We used T(reg) from individuals carrying the C77G polymorphism as models to study the role of CD45 molecules in humans. C77G prevents splicing of CD45 exon A thereby leading to an aberrant expression pattern of CD45 isoforms in affected individuals. Resting and in vitro expanded/activated CD4(+)CD25(high)Foxp3(+) T(reg) from carriers of C77G strongly expressed CD45RA isoforms whereas these isoforms were almost absent in cells from individuals with wild-type CD45. C77G T(reg) showed diminished upregulation of activation markers, lower phosphorylation of p56(lck)(Y505) and a reduced proliferative potential when stimulated with anti-TcR or anti-TcR plus CD28 mAb suggesting decreased responsiveness to activating stimuli. In addition, the capacity to suppress proliferation of conventional CD4(+) T cells was impaired in C77G T(reg). Furthermore, microarray studies revealed distinct gene expression patterns in T(reg) from C77G carriers. These data suggest that the changes in CD45 isoform combination resulting from the C77G mutation alter the responsiveness of T(reg) to TcR-mediated signaling. Targeting CD45 isoform expression might be a useful approach to modulate T(reg) function. PMID:26355564

  6. A high proportion of bone marrow T cells with regulatory phenotype (CD4+CD25hiFoxP3+) in Ewing sarcoma patients is associated with metastatic disease.

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    Brinkrolf, Peter; Landmeier, Silke; Altvater, Bianca; Chen, Christiane; Pscherer, Sibylle; Rosemann, Annegret; Ranft, Andreas; Dirksen, Uta; Juergens, Heribert; Rossig, Claudia

    2009-08-15

    Immunosuppressive CD4+CD25(hi)FoxP3+ T cells (T(reg) cells) have been found at increased densities within the tumor microenvironment in many malignancies and interfere with protective antitumor immune responses. Osseous Ewing sarcomas (ESs) are thought to derive from a bone marrow (BM) mesenchymal cell of origin, and microscopic marrow involvement defines a subpopulation of patients at a high risk of relapse. We hypothesized that BM-resident T cells may contribute to a permissive milieu for immune escape of ESs. Using 6-color-flow cytometry, we investigated the pattern of immune cell subset distribution including NK cells, gammadelta T cells, central and effector memory CD8+ and CD4+ T cells as well as T cells with regulatory phenotype (T(reg) cells) in BM obtained at diagnosis from 45 primary or relapsed ES patients treated within standardized protocols. Although patients at relapse had an inverted CD4:CD8 T-cell ratio, neither CD8+ effector/memory T-cell subsets nor T(reg) cells significantly differed from patients at diagnosis. No significant associations of innate and effector/memory T-cell subpopulations with known risk factors were found, including age, gender, tumor site, primary metastases and histological tumor response. By contrast, T(reg) cells were found at significantly higher frequencies in patients with primary metastatic disease compared with localized ESs (5.0 vs. 3.3%, p = 0.01). Thus, increased BM T(reg) cells in patients with metastasized ES may reflect an immune escape mechanism that contributes to the development of metastatic disease. Immunotherapeutic strategies will have to adequately consider the regulatory milieu within areas of Ewing tumor-immune interactions. PMID:19480009

  7. Healthy Preterm Newborns Show an Increased Frequency of CD4(+) CD25(high) CD127(low) FOXP3(+) Regulatory T Cells with a Naive Phenotype and High Expression of Gut-Homing Receptors.

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    Rennó, C; Nadaf, M I V; Zago, C A; Carneiro-Sampaio, M; Palmeira, P

    2016-06-01

    Treg cells are crucial to prevent immune dysregulation, but little is known about the frequency of these cells in neonates, particularly in very/moderate and late preterm newborns studied as separate groups. The CD4(+) CD25(hi) CD127(lo) FOXP3(+) Treg population was phenotypically characterized to assess maturation markers and gut-homing integrins by flow cytometry in the cord blood of healthy preterm newborns born at 30-33(6/7) gestation weeks (Group 1), at 34-36(6/7) gestation weeks (Group 2) and term newborns born at 37-41 gestation weeks (Group 3), compared to healthy adults. An inverse correlation of the Treg percentage and gestational age was found, with significantly higher frequencies in Group 1 compared to Groups 2 and 3 and in Group 2 compared to Group 3, and significantly higher Treg frequencies and numbers in the neonates compared to the adults. All of the newborns exhibited increased Treg frequencies with a naive phenotype compared to adults. Cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated protein 4 CTLA-4 expression in the naive Treg was decreased in both preterm groups compared with those from term newborns and adults, and in the memory Treg from Group 1 compared with the other groups. The frequencies of Treg expressing α4β7 and α4β1 integrins were higher in both preterm groups, but significantly different only in Group 1, when compared with those from the term newborns and the adults. In conclusion, although a high frequency of Treg is present in newborns, an immature phenotype with a higher expression of CD45RA and α4β7/α4β1 and a lower expression of CTLA-4 is found, particularly in the very preterm group. PMID:27007547

  8. The vitamin D analog, TX527, promotes a human CD4+CD25highCD127low regulatory T cell profile and induces a migratory signature specific for homing to sites of inflammation.

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    Baeke, Femke; Korf, Hannelie; Overbergh, Lut; Verstuyf, Annemieke; Thorrez, Lieven; Van Lommel, Leentje; Waer, Mark; Schuit, Frans; Gysemans, Conny; Mathieu, Chantal

    2011-01-01

    The use of hypocalcemic vitamin D analogs is an appealing strategy to exploit the immunomodulatory actions of active vitamin D in vivo while circumventing its calcemic side effects. The functional modulation of dendritic cells by these molecules is regarded as the key mechanism underlying their ability to regulate T cell reactivity. In this article, we demonstrate the capacity of the vitamin D analog, TX527, to target T cells directly. Microarray analysis of purified human CD3(+) T cells, cultured in the presence of TX527, revealed differential expression of genes involved in T cell activation, proliferation, differentiation, and migratory capacity. Accordingly, functional analysis showed a TX527-mediated suppression of the T cell proliferative capacity and activation status, accompanied by decreased expression of effector cytokines (IFN-γ, IL-4, and IL-17). Furthermore, TX527 triggered the emergence of CD4(+)CD25(high)CD127(low) regulatory T cells featuring elevated levels of IL-10, CTLA-4, and OX40 and the functional capacity to suppress activation and proliferation of effector T cells. Moreover, the vitamin D analog profoundly altered the homing receptor profile of T cells and their migration toward chemokine ligands. Remarkably, TX527 not only modulated skin-homing receptors as illustrated for the parent compound, but also reduced the expression of lymphoid organ-homing receptors (CD62L, CCR7, and CXCR4) and uniquely promoted surface expression of inflammatory homing receptors (CCR5, CXCR3, and CXCR6) on T cells. We conclude that TX527 directly affects human T cell function, thereby inhibiting effector T cell reactivity while inducing regulatory T cell characteristics, and imprints them with a specific homing signature favoring migration to sites of inflammation. PMID:21131424

  9. Ligand chain length conveys thermochromism.

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    Ganguly, Mainak; Panigrahi, Sudipa; Chandrakumar, K R S; Sasmal, Anup Kumar; Pal, Anjali; Pal, Tarasankar

    2014-08-14

    Thermochromic properties of a series of non-ionic copper compounds have been reported. Herein, we demonstrate that Cu(II) ion with straight-chain primary amine (A) and alpha-linolenic (fatty acid, AL) co-jointly exhibit thermochromic properties. In the current case, we determined that thermochromism becomes ligand chain length-dependent and at least one of the ligands (A or AL) must be long chain. Thermochromism is attributed to a balanced competition between the fatty acids and amines for the copper(II) centre. The structure-property relationship of the non-ionic copper compounds Cu(AL)2(A)2 has been substantiated by various physical measurements along with detailed theoretical studies based on time-dependent density functional theory. It is presumed from our results that the compound would be a useful material for temperature-sensor applications. PMID:24943491

  10. beta-Hexosaminidase isozymes from cells cotransfected with alpha and beta cDNA constructs: analysis of the alpha-subunit missense mutation associated with the adult form of Tay-Sachs disease.

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    Brown, C. A.; Mahuran, D. J.

    1993-01-01

    In vitro mutagenesis and transient expression in COS cells has been used to associate a missense mutation with a clinical or biochemical phenotype. Mutations affecting the alpha-subunit of beta-hexosaminidase A (alpha beta) (E.C.3.2.1.52) result in Tay-Sachs disease. Because hexosaminidase A is heterodimeric, analysis of alpha-chain mutations is not straightforward. We examine three approaches utilizing previously identified mutations affecting alpha-chain folding. These involve transfection ...

  11. Catch Chain

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    Talbert, Robert

    2010-01-01

    Catch Chain is a book of poems that traces the journey of a Corrections Officer who attempts to combat issues of isolation, inhumane treatment of inmates and societal rejection in jails by embarking upon a cross-country road trip. However, the same issues the officer initially wrestled with begin cropping up in different cities, on various highways and in a multitude of states. The excitement and adventure of the open road runs parallel to the recurring imprisonment of the guard's mind.

  12. Human podocytes adhere to the KRGDS motif of the alpha3alpha4alpha5 collagen IV network.

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    Borza, Corina M; Borza, Dorin-Bogdan; Pedchenko, Vadim; Saleem, Moin A; Mathieson, Peter W; Sado, Yoshikazu; Hudson, Heather M; Pozzi, Ambra; Saus, Juan; Abrahamson, Dale R; Zent, Roy; Hudson, Billy G

    2008-04-01

    Podocyte adhesion to the glomerular basement membrane is required for proper function of the glomerular filtration barrier. However, the mechanism whereby podocytes adhere to collagen IV networks, a major component of the glomerular basement membrane, is poorly understood. The predominant collagen IV network is composed of triple helical protomers containing the alpha3alpha4alpha5 chains. The protomers connect via the trimeric noncollagenous (NC1) domains to form hexamers at the interface. Because the NC1 domains of this network can potentially support integrin-dependent cell adhesion, it was determined whether individual NC1 monomers or alpha3alpha4alpha5 hexamers support podocyte adhesion. It was found that, although human podocytes did not adhere to NC1 domains proper, they did adhere via integrin alphavbeta3 to a KRGDS motif located adjacent to alpha3NC1 domains. Because the KRGDS motif is a site of phosphorylation, its interactions with integrin alphavbeta3 may play a critical role in cell signaling in physiologic and pathologic states. PMID:18235087

  13. The alloantigenic sites of alpha3alpha4alpha5(IV) collagen: pathogenic X-linked alport alloantibodies target two accessible conformational epitopes in the alpha5NC1 domain.

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    Kang, Jeong Suk; Kashtan, Clifford E; Turner, A Neil; Heidet, Laurence; Hudson, Billy G; Borza, Dorin-Bogdan

    2007-04-01

    Anti-glomerular basement membrane (GBM) antibody nephritis is caused by an autoimmune or alloimmune reaction to the NC1 domains of alpha3alpha4alpha5(IV) collagen. Some patients with X-linked Alport syndrome (XLAS) develop post-transplant nephritis mediated by pathogenic anti-GBM alloantibodies to collagen IV chains present in the renal allograft but absent from the tissues of the patient. In this work, the epitopes targeted by alloantibodies from these patients were identified and characterized. All XLAS alloantibodies recognized conformational epitopes in the NC1 domain of alpha5(IV) collagen, which were mapped using chimeric alpha1/alpha5 NC1 domains expressed in mammalian cells. Allograft-eluted alloantibodies mainly targeted two conformational alloepitopes mapping to alpha5NC1 residues 1-45 and 114-168. These regions also encompassed the major epitopes of circulating XLAS alloantibodies, which in some patients additionally targeted alpha5NC1 residues 169-229. Both kidney-eluted and circulating alloantibodies to alpha5NC1 distinctively targeted epitopes accessible in the alpha3alpha4alpha5NC1 hexamers of human GBM, unlike anti-GBM autoantibodies, which targeted sequestered alpha3NC1 epitopes. The results identify two immunodominant alpha5NC1 epitopes as major alloantigenic sites of alpha3alpha4alpha5(IV) collagen specifically implicated in the pathogenesis of post-transplant nephritis in XLAS patients. The contrast between the accessibility of these alloepitopes and the crypticity of autoepitopes indicates that distinct molecular forms of antigen may initiate the immunopathogenic processes in the two forms of anti-GBM disease. PMID:17293596

  14. Hb Chad or alpha 223(B4)Glu----Lys beta 2 observed in members of a Surinam family in association with alpha-thalassemia-2 and with Hb S.

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    Codrington, J F; Codrington, F A; Wisse, J H; Wilson, J B; Webber, B B; Wong, S C; Huisman, T H

    1989-01-01

    Three different hemoglobinopathies, i.e. Hb S, Hb Chad [alpha 23 (B4)Glu----Lys], and alpha-thalassemia-2 (-3.7) have been observed in eight members of a family from Surinam. The proposita had all three abnormalities, while her mother and four of her half-brothers had Hb Chad together with an alpha-thalassemia-2 heterozygosity or homozygosity. Gene mapping and dot-blot analysis of amplified DNA identified a G----A mutation in codon 23 of the alpha 2 alpha 1 hybrid gene resulting in the Glu----Lys substitution. The quantity of the alpha-Chad chain averaged 31.5% in its carriers with an additional alpha-thalassemia-2 heterozygosity [-alpha Chad(-3.7 kb)/alpha alpha], and 43% in the two carriers with an additional alpha-thalassemia-2 homozygosity [-alpha Chad (-3.7 kb)/-alpha (3.7 kb)]. These quantities are considerably higher than those reported for families from Chad, China, and Japan; the low levels of 14.5-24% Hb Chad in members of previously reported cases suggest a mutation on a chromosome with two alpha-globin genes [alpha alpha Chad/alpha alpha or alpha Chad alpha/alpha alpha]. PMID:2606723

  15. Ab initio alpha-alpha scattering.

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    Elhatisari, Serdar; Lee, Dean; Rupak, Gautam; Epelbaum, Evgeny; Krebs, Hermann; Lähde, Timo A; Luu, Thomas; Meißner, Ulf-G

    2015-12-01

    Processes such as the scattering of alpha particles ((4)He), the triple-alpha reaction, and alpha capture play a major role in stellar nucleosynthesis. In particular, alpha capture on carbon determines the ratio of carbon to oxygen during helium burning, and affects subsequent carbon, neon, oxygen, and silicon burning stages. It also substantially affects models of thermonuclear type Ia supernovae, owing to carbon detonation in accreting carbon-oxygen white-dwarf stars. In these reactions, the accurate calculation of the elastic scattering of alpha particles and alpha-like nuclei--nuclei with even and equal numbers of protons and neutrons--is important for understanding background and resonant scattering contributions. First-principles calculations of processes involving alpha particles and alpha-like nuclei have so far been impractical, owing to the exponential growth of the number of computational operations with the number of particles. Here we describe an ab initio calculation of alpha-alpha scattering that uses lattice Monte Carlo simulations. We use lattice effective field theory to describe the low-energy interactions of protons and neutrons, and apply a technique called the 'adiabatic projection method' to reduce the eight-body system to a two-cluster system. We take advantage of the computational efficiency and the more favourable scaling with system size of auxiliary-field Monte Carlo simulations to compute an ab initio effective Hamiltonian for the two clusters. We find promising agreement between lattice results and experimental phase shifts for s-wave and d-wave scattering. The approximately quadratic scaling of computational operations with particle number suggests that it should be possible to compute alpha scattering and capture on carbon and oxygen in the near future. The methods described here can be applied to ultracold atomic few-body systems as well as to hadronic systems using lattice quantum chromodynamics to describe the interactions of

  16. Ab initio alpha-alpha scattering

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    Elhatisari, Serdar; Lee, Dean; Rupak, Gautam; Epelbaum, Evgeny; Krebs, Hermann; Lähde, Timo A.; Luu, Thomas; Meißner, Ulf-G.

    2015-12-01

    Processes such as the scattering of alpha particles (4He), the triple-alpha reaction, and alpha capture play a major role in stellar nucleosynthesis. In particular, alpha capture on carbon determines the ratio of carbon to oxygen during helium burning, and affects subsequent carbon, neon, oxygen, and silicon burning stages. It also substantially affects models of thermonuclear type Ia supernovae, owing to carbon detonation in accreting carbon-oxygen white-dwarf stars. In these reactions, the accurate calculation of the elastic scattering of alpha particles and alpha-like nuclei—nuclei with even and equal numbers of protons and neutrons—is important for understanding background and resonant scattering contributions. First-principles calculations of processes involving alpha particles and alpha-like nuclei have so far been impractical, owing to the exponential growth of the number of computational operations with the number of particles. Here we describe an ab initio calculation of alpha-alpha scattering that uses lattice Monte Carlo simulations. We use lattice effective field theory to describe the low-energy interactions of protons and neutrons, and apply a technique called the ‘adiabatic projection method’ to reduce the eight-body system to a two-cluster system. We take advantage of the computational efficiency and the more favourable scaling with system size of auxiliary-field Monte Carlo simulations to compute an ab initio effective Hamiltonian for the two clusters. We find promising agreement between lattice results and experimental phase shifts for s-wave and d-wave scattering. The approximately quadratic scaling of computational operations with particle number suggests that it should be possible to compute alpha scattering and capture on carbon and oxygen in the near future. The methods described here can be applied to ultracold atomic few-body systems as well as to hadronic systems using lattice quantum chromodynamics to describe the interactions of

  17. Hemeoxygenase-1 expression effect on the up-regulation of peripheral blood CD4+CD25+CD127low/- regulatory T cells mediated by mesenchymal stem cells in asthma patients%血红素加氧酶1在间充质干细胞上调哮喘患者外周血调节性T细胞中的作用

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    温冰; 颛孙永勋; 颜富德; 陈瑞; 张蔚; 冯素玲; 李建国

    2011-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Up-regulating CD4+CD25+CD127low/- regulatory T cells is a new target in the treatment of asthma. Human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) can up-regulate CD4+CD25+CD127low/- regulatory T cells in vitro, while the mechanism is not clear.OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of hemeoxygenase -1 (HO-1) expression in the up-regulation of peripheral blood CD4+CD25+CD127low/- regulatory T cells mediated by MSCs in asthma patients.METHODS: Real-time PCR was used to examine the expression of HO-1 mRNA in MSCs pretreated with 0, 15, 30, 45,60 μmol/L Hemin (the revulsive of HO-1) and 0, 5, 10, 15, 20 μmol/L ZnPP (the inhibitor of HO-1) respectively. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs), which were isolated from 10 cases of asthma patients with acute episode and 10 cases of healthy controls using Ficoll density gradient centrifugation, were incubated with MSCs pretreated with Hemin, ZnPP and mock respectively.RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: The expression of HO-1 in MSCs can be induced and inhibited in vitro. The higher concentration of Hemin added to MSCs, the higher expression of HO-1 mRNA was tested (P < 0.05). With the increasing concentration of ZnPP added to MSCs, the expression of HO-1 mRNA was becoming lower (P < 0.05). The proportion of CD4 +CD25+CD127low/-regulatory T cells in CD4+ T cells could be up-regulated by MSCs (P < 0.01) and also by MSCs with induction of HO-1 expression (P < 0.01). While MSCs with inhibition of HO-1 expression could down-regulate the proportion of CD4 +CD25+CD127low/-regulatory T cells in CD4 + T cells (P < 0.01). The expression of HO-1 partially contributed to the up-regulation of CD4+CD25+CD127low/- regulatory T cells mediated by MSCs in asthma patients.%背景:上调CD4+CD25+CD127low/-调节性T 细胞是目前治疗哮喘的新靶点.骨髓间充质干细胞在体外可上调正常人外周血的调节性T 细胞,但机制尚未明确.目的:观察血红素加氧酶1 对间充质干细胞

  18. Faddeev calculation of 3 alpha and alpha alpha Lambda systems using alpha alpha resonating-group method kernel

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    Fujiwara, Y; Kohno, M; Suzuki, Y; Baye, D; Sparenberg, J M

    2004-01-01

    We carry out Faddeev calculations of three-alpha (3 alpha) and two-alpha plus Lambda (alpha alpha Lambda) systems, using two-cluster resonating-group method kernels. The input includes an effective two-nucleon force for the alpha alpha resonating-group method and a new effective Lambda N force for the Lambda alpha interaction. The latter force is a simple two-range Gaussian potential for each spin-singlet and triplet state, generated from the phase-shift behavior of the quark-model hyperon-nucleon interaction, fss2, by using an inversion method based on supersymmetric quantum mechanics. Owing to the exact treatment of the Pauli-forbidden states between the clusters, the present three-cluster Faddeev formalism can describe the mutually related, alpha alpha, 3 alpha and alpha alpha Lambda systems, in terms of a unique set of the baryon-baryon interactions. For the three-range Minnesota force which describes the alpha alpha phase shifts quite accurately, the ground-state and excitation energies of 9Be Lambda are...

  19. Human alpha 2-adrenergic receptor subtype distribution: widespread and subtype-selective expression of alpha 2C10, alpha 2C4, and alpha 2C2 mRNA in multiple tissues.

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    Eason, M G; Liggett, S B

    1993-07-01

    At present, molecular cloning and pharmacological studies have delineated three human alpha 2-adrenergic receptor (alpha 2AR) subtypes, alpha 2C10, alpha 2C4, and alpha 2C2. Assignment of the alpha 2AR subtypes to specific functions has been limited by an unclear definition of tissue alpha 2AR expression outside of the central nervous system. It has been suggested that alpha 2C4 expression is confined to the brain, that alpha 2C2 expression is only in the liver and kidney, and that there is nearly ubiquitous expression of alpha 2C10. However, this is based on studies of a limited number of rat tissues or on studies using non-species-specific approaches. Therefore, to define alpha 2C10, alpha 2C4, and alpha 2C2 tissue expression, we used reverse transcription of total RNA isolated from 20 human tissues, followed by amplification of alpha 2AR cDNA using the polymerase chain reaction. This technique provided two advantages: high sensitivity and, with the use of subtype-specific oligonucleotide primers and probes, differentiation between the alpha 2AR subtypes. The tissues studied were aorta, vena cava, heart (epicardium and endocardium), lung, skeletal muscle, liver, pancreas (head and tail), fat (perinephric and subcutaneous), kidney (cortex and medulla), prostate, stomach, ileum, jejunum, colon, adrenal gland, and spleen. We found that the majority of these tissues expressed alpha 2C10, with the exceptions being the head of the pancreas, subcutaneous fat, colon, and spleen. In marked distinction to other studies, however, we found a prolific expression of the alpha 2C4 and alpha 2C2 subtypes. Expression of alpha 2C4 was found in all tissues with the exception of liver, fat, stomach, and colon, and a virtually ubiquitous expression of alpha 2C2 was found, with the exception of epicardium. Of all tissues studied, only colon and subcutaneous fat expressed a single alpha 2AR subtype, which was alpha 2C2. Thus, the alpha 2AR subtypes do not have a confined expression but

  20. An experimental study of the relationship between CD4+CD25+T regulatory cells and the Th1/Th2 imbalance in asthmatic mice%哮喘小鼠调节性T细胞与Th1/Th2因子失衡关系的实验研究

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    綦梅伶; 路明; 武怡; 吴铭

    2011-01-01

    Objective To investigate the effect of the variations of CD4 +CD25 + T regulatory cell counts in the peripheral blood in mouse model of asthma on the expressions of serum Th1/Th2 - related cytokines, IFN - γ/ and IL - 4,and to explore their roles in the pathogenesis of bronchial asthma. Methods Twenty healthy female BALB/c mice were randomized into two groups ( n = 10 each ). The mice in the model group were subjected to intraperitoneal injection of OVA/AIC OH )3 on days 0, 7 and 14 respectively, followed by challenge with inhalation of nebulized OVA daily from days 21 to 26. The control group underwent treatment with normal saline instead of OVA for intraperitoneal injection during primary sensitization and aerosol inhalation during secondary induction. The animals were sacrificed on day 27. The histopathological changes of the murine pulmonary tissues were observed by microscopy. The variations in CD4+ CD25 + T+ regulatory cell counts in the blood and expression levels of the cytokines 1L -4 and IFN - γ/ in the serum were determined by flow cytometry and ELISA, respectively. Results The counts of CD4+CD25 +T regulatory cells in the peripheral blood.their proportion in CD4 + T cells and the serum IFN - γ level were significantly lower ( P <0. 01 ) and serum 1L -4 level was significantly higher ( P <0. 01 ) in the model group than those in the control group. Conclusion Asthmatic mice show an evident Th1/Th2 imbalance, with the hyperfunction of the Th2 , and its ruechanism is related to the decreased inhibition of CD4 + CD25 + T regulatory cells.%目的 研究哮喘小鼠外周血CD4+CD25+Treg细胞数量改变与血清Th1/Th2相关细胞因子IFN-γ和IL-4水平的关系,探讨其在支气管哮喘发病中的作用.方法 健康雌性BALB/c小鼠20只,随机分为2组(每组10只):①模型组于第0、7、14天予OVA/Al(OH)3腹腔注射,第21~26天每天以OVA雾化吸入激发.②对照组则以生理盐

  1. The role of stromal mast cells in the modification of CD4 CD25 Foxp3 regulatory T cells, Th17 lymphocytes and cytotoxic lymphocytes Tc1 in the development and progression of tumor

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    Katarzyna Starska; Ewa Brzezińska-Błaszczyk

    2010-01-01

    Despite the lack of direct evidence that immune surveillance cells protect against tumor development, indirect clinical observations and experimental studies indicate activity in the immune response against cancer cells of various origin. Little is known about the effects of the stromal tumor mast cell (MC) in the activity of immune cells, i.e. CD4[sup] [/sup]CD25[sup] [/sup]Foxp3[sup] [/sup] regulatory T cells, Th17 lymphocytes, cytotoxic lymphocytes Tc1 and their mutual modulatory function ...

  2. Accumulation of CCR4⁺CTLA-4 FOXP3⁺CD25(hi regulatory T cells in colon adenocarcinomas correlate to reduced activation of conventional T cells.

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer usually gives rise to a specific anti-tumor immune response, but for unknown reasons the resulting immunity is not able to clear the tumor. Recruitment of activated effector lymphocytes to the tumor is important for efficient anti-tumor responses, while the presence of regulatory T cells (Treg down-modulate tumor-specific immunity. We therefore aimed to determine homing mechanisms and activation stage of Treg and effector T cell infiltrating colon tumors compared to cells from the unaffected mucosa in patients suffering from colon adenocarcinoma. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Lymphocytes were isolated from unaffected and tumor mucosa from patients with colon adenocarcinoma, and flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, and quantitative PCR was used to investigate the homing mechanisms and activation stage of infiltrating Treg and conventional lymphocytes. We detected significantly higher frequencies of CD25(highFOXP3⁺CD127(low putative Treg in tumors than unaffected mucosa, which had a complete demethylation in the FOXP3 promotor. Tumor-associated Treg had a high expression of CTLA-4, and some appeared to be antigen experienced effector/memory cells based on their expression of αEβ7 (CD103. There were also significantly fewer activated T cells and more CTLA-4⁺ conventional T cells susceptible to immune regulation in the tumor-associated mucosa. In contrast, CD8⁺granzyme B⁺ putative cytotoxic cells were efficiently recruited to the tumors. The frequencies of cells expressing α4β7 and the Th1 associated chemokine receptor CXCR3 were significantly decreased among CD4⁺ T cells in the tumor, while frequencies of CD4⁺CCR4⁺ lymphocytes were significantly increased. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: This study shows that CCR4⁺CTLA4(hi Treg accumulate in colon tumors, while the frequencies of activated conventional Th1 type T cells are decreased. The altered lymphocyte composition in colon tumors will probably

  3. Interleukin-1 induced nitric oxide inhibits sulphation of glycosaminoglycan chains in human articular chondrocytes.

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    Hickery, M S; Bayliss, M T

    1998-10-23

    Incubation of human articular cartilage explants with interleukin-1alpha (IL-1alpha) inhibited the rate of [35S]sulphate incorporation into glycosaminoglycan (GAG) chains concomitant with an increase in nitric oxide (NO) production. Measurement of the [35S]sulphate showed that IL-1alpha inhibited the synthesis of both keratan sulphate and chondroitin sulphate (CS) chains to a similar extent. This effect was reversed by the NO synthase inhibitor Nomega-iminoethyl-l-ornithine (l-NIO). Analysis of alkali borohydride cleaved GAG chains showed that IL-1alpha had no effect on their size. Similarly when GAG chains were coupled to xyloside the size of the GAG chains attached to the exogenous acceptor decreased but IL-1alpha had no further effect on hydrodynamic size. IL-1alpha did, however, inhibit [35S]sulphate incorporation into xyloside-linked CS chains. In both experiments l-NIO reversed the inhibitory effect on sulphation. Disaccharide analysis of the [35S]GAG chains showed that IL-1alpha preferentially inhibited sulphation of the 6-sulphated isomer and that l-NIO reversed this effect. Thus, IL-1alpha-induced NO mediates the inhibition of sulphate incorporation and alters the sulphation pattern of newly synthesised GAG chains. PMID:9795242

  4. Radiological hazards of alpha-contaminated waste

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    The radiological hazards of alpha-contaminated wastes are discussed in this overview in terms of two components of hazard: radiobiological hazard, and radioecological hazard. Radiobiological hazard refers to human uptake of alpha-emitters by inhalation and ingestion, and the resultant dose to critical organs of the body. Radioecological hazard refers to the processes of release from buried wastes, transport in the environment, and translocation to man through the food chain. Besides detailing the sources and magnitude of hazards, this brief review identifies the uncertainties in their estimation, and implications for the regulatory process

  5. Alpha-thalassemia mutations in Gilan Province, North Iran.

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    Hadavi, Valeh; Jafroodi, Maryam; Hafezi-Nejad, Nima; Moghadam, Sousan Dehnadi; Eskandari, Fatemeh; Tarashohi, Shahin; Pourfahim, Hamideh; Oberkanins, Christian; Law, Hai-Yang; Najmabadi, Hossein

    2009-01-01

    One hundred and three patients from Gilan Province, Iran, presenting with hypochromic and microcytic anemia parameters without iron deficiency were included in this study. Using gap-polymerase chain reaction (gap-PCR), reverse hybridization StripAssay and DNA sequencing, we detected a total of 113 alpha-globin mutations in 94 (91.3%) of these patients. Most prevalent of the 16 different alpha-thalassemia (alpha-thal) alleles was -alpha(3.7) (42.5%), followed by the polyadenylation signal (poly A2) (AATAAA>AATGAA) (12.4%), Hb Constant Spring [Hb CS, alpha142, Term-->Gln (TAA>CAA in alpha2] (10.6%), --(MED) (8.8%), IVS-I donor site [GAG GTG AGG>GAG G-----, alpha(-5 nt) (-TGAGG)] (7.1%), -alpha(4.2) (4.4%) and poly A1 (AATAAA>AATAAG) (3.5%). An additional nine mutations were observed at frequencies below 2%. We also found two novel alpha1 gene mutations: alpha(-9) (HBA1: c.-9 G>C) and alpha(IVS-I-4) (HBA1: c.95+4 A>G). Our new findings will be valuable for improving targeted thalassemia screening and prevention strategies in this area. PMID:19657838

  6. Review of alpha_s determinations

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    Pich, Antonio

    2013-01-01

    The present knowledge on the strong coupling is briefly summarized. The most precise determinations of alpha_s, at different energies, are reviewed and compared at the Z mass scale, using the predicted QCD running. The impressive agreement achieved between experimental measurements and theoretical predictions constitutes a beautiful and very significant test of Asymptotic Freedom, establishing QCD as the fundamental theory of the strong interaction. The world average value of the strong coupling is found to be alpha_s(M_Z^2)= 0.1186 \\pm 0.0007.

  7. Interaction of indoleamine 2, 3-dioxygenase and CD4 + CD25 + Foxp3 + regulatory T cell in asthmatic mice%IDO与Treg在支气管哮喘小鼠中的相互作用及其意义

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    周丽蓉; 张劼; 罗永艾

    2013-01-01

    Objective To explore the interaction and the role of indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) and CD4 + CD25 + Foxp3 + regulatory T cell (Treg) in a mice model of allergic bronchial asthma.Methods BALB/c mice were sensitized and challenged by ovalbumin (OVA).Penh were measured to evaluate the airway responsiveness by noninvasive lung functional instrument.Bronchoalveolar lavage cytology was analyzed.IFN-γ,IL-4 and IL-10 in BALF were detected by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA).The mRNA expression of IDO and Foxp3 was measured by real-time fluorescence-based quantitative PCR.The protein expression of IDO was detected by immunohistochemistry.The percentage of Treg in CD4 + cells was assessed by flow cytometry.Results The airway responsiveness,the total cell number,the eosinophils and IL-4 in BALF of the asthmatic group significantly increased as compared with the control group (P < 0.01).The levels of IFN-γand IL-10 in BALF,the mRNA expression of IDO and Foxp3,the protein expression of IDO,and the percentage of Treg in CD4 + cells in the asthmatic group were significantly lower than those in the control group (P <0.01).The mRNA expression of IDO and Foxp3 was positively correlated with each other (r =0.819,0.807,P <0.05).The protein expression of IDO was positively correlated with the percentage of Treg in CD4 +cells (r =0.783,0.765,P < 0.05).Conclusions IDO and Treg reciprocally regulate each other,which surmounts immune tolerance and induces asthma.Therefore,IDO and Treg may play important roles in asthma.%目的 探讨吲哚胺2,3双加氧酶(indoleamine 2,3-dioxygense,IDO)与CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+调节性T细胞(Treg)之间的相关性及在支气管哮喘发病机制中的作用.方法 BALB/c小鼠用随机数字表法分成对照组和哮喘组,每组8只.哮喘组以鸡卵清蛋白(ovalbumin,OVA)致敏,激发小鼠建立哮喘模型,无创肺功能仪检测气道反应性,支气管肺泡灌洗液(BALF)进行细胞学分析,ELISA检测BALF

  8. 3$\\alpha$-cluster structure and monopole transition in $^{12}$C and $^{14}$C

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    3$\\alpha$-cluster structures and monopole transitions of $0^+$ states in $^{12}$C and $^{14}$C were investigated with $3\\alpha$- and $^{10}$Be+$\\alpha$-cluster models. A gas-like $3\\alpha$ state and a bending-chain $3\\alpha$ state were obtained in the $0^+_2$ and $0^+_3$ states of $^{12}$C, respectively. In $^{14}$C, a linear-chain 3$\\alpha$ structure is found in the $0^+_4$ state near the $^{10}$Be+$\\alpha$ threshold, but a cluster gas-like state does not appear because valence neutrons attract $\\alpha$ clusters and suppress spatial development of 3$\\alpha$ clustering. It was found that the linear-chain state in $^{14}$C is stabilized against the bending and $\\alpha$ escaping modes by valence neutrons. The monopole transition strengths in $^{12}$C are enhanced by $3\\alpha$-cluster developing, whereas, those in $^{14}$C are not enhanced so much because of the tight binding of $\\alpha$ clusters by valence neutrons.

  9. Review of alpha_s determinations

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    Pich, Antonio

    2013-01-01

    The present knowledge on the strong coupling is briefly summarized. The most precise determinations of alpha_s, at different energies, are reviewed and compared at the Z mass scale, using the predicted QCD running. The impressive agreement achieved between experimental measurements and theoretical predictions constitutes a beautiful and very significant test of Asymptotic Freedom, establishing QCD as the fundamental theory of the strong interaction. The world average value of the strong coupl...

  10. World Summary of $\\alpha_s$ (2015)

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    Bethke, Siegfried; Salam, Gavin P

    2015-01-01

    This is a preliminary update of the measurements of α s and the determination of the world average value of α s (M Z 2 ) presented in the 2013/2014 edition of the Review of Particle Properties [1]. A number of studies which became available since late 2013 provide new results for each of the (previously 5, now) 6 subclasses of measurements for which pre-average values of $\\alpha_s (M_Z^2)$ are determined.

  11. Chain reaction

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    Chain Reaction is a work of recent American political history. It seeks to explain how and why America came to depend so heavily on its experts after World War II, how those experts translated that authority into political clout, and why that authority and political discretion declined in the 1970s. The author's research into the internal memoranda of the Atomic Energy Commission substantiates his argument in historical detail. It was not the ravages of American anti-intellectualism, as so many scholars have argued, that brought the experts back down to earth. Rather, their decline can be traced to the very roots of their success after World War II. The need to over-state anticipated results in order to garner public support, incessant professional and bureaucratic specialization, and the sheer proliferation of expertise pushed arcane and insulated debates between experts into public forums at the same time that a broad cross section of political participants found it easier to gain access to their own expertise. These tendencies ultimately undermined the political influence of all experts. (author)

  12. Biosynthesis of Tcr-alpha, beta and Tcr-gamma, delta/CD3 complexes

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    Bauguil-Caspar, S; Arnaud, J; Kuhlmann, J; Geisler, C; Rubin, B

    Jurkat J76 clone, LYON L12.37 clone and L12.37 cells transfected with J76-alpha cDNA or J76 Tcr-alpha mutated cDNA (J79) were analysed for membrane expression of Tcr/CD3 complex using WT31 mAb (Tcr-alpha, beta) or Tcr-delta 1 mAb (Tcr-gamma, delta): LYON cells express V beta 9 bearing Tcr......-beta chains. J76 Tcr-alpha cDNA transfected LYON cells have intracellular Tcr-gamma, delta chains and J79 Tcr-alpha cDNA transfected LYON cells have intracellular Tcr-alpha (M), beta chains....

  13. Determination of alpha radionuclides in fish

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    In atmospheric water, external water and undercurrent the occurrence of radionuclides is usual. It is an important factor of quality of the environment. Plants ingest radionuclides from water and with they everyone. And it arises radioactivity infest food-chain. Radiotoxicity of this radionuclides is very deer sometimes. The sensitive radiochemical procedures for their determination are necessarily important. The poster presents the combined procedure used at our laboratory for determination of alpha radionuclides in biological samples. (authors)

  14. Crater Chains

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    [figure removed for brevity, see original site] The large crater at the top of this THEMIS visible image has several other craters inside of it. Most noticeable are the craters that form a 'chain' on the southern wall of the large crater. These craters are a wonderful example of secondary impacts. They were formed when large blocks of ejecta from an impact crashed back down onto the surface of Mars. Secondaries often form radial patterns around the impact crater that generated them, allowing researchers to trace them back to their origin.Note: this THEMIS visual image has not been radiometrically nor geometrically calibrated for this preliminary release. An empirical correction has been performed to remove instrumental effects. A linear shift has been applied in the cross-track and down-track direction to approximate spacecraft and planetary motion. Fully calibrated and geometrically projected images will be released through the Planetary Data System in accordance with Project policies at a later time.NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory manages the 2001 Mars Odyssey mission for NASA's Office of Space Science, Washington, D.C. The Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) was developed by Arizona State University, Tempe, in collaboration with Raytheon Santa Barbara Remote Sensing. The THEMIS investigation is led by Dr. Philip Christensen at Arizona State University. Lockheed Martin Astronautics, Denver, is the prime contractor for the Odyssey project, and developed and built the orbiter. Mission operations are conducted jointly from Lockheed Martin and from JPL, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.Image information: VIS instrument. Latitude 19.3, Longitude 347.5 East (12.5 West). 19 meter/pixel resolution.

  15. Lyman Alpha Control

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    This document gives an overview of how to operate the Lyman Alpha Control application written in LabVIEW along with things to watch out for. Overview of the LabVIEW code itself as well as the physical wiring of and connections from/to the NI PCI-6229 DAQ box is also included. The Lyman Alpha Control application is the interface between the ALPHA sequencer and the HighFinesse Wavelength Meter as well as the Lyman Alpha laser setup. The application measures the wavelength of the output light from the Lyman Alpha cavity through the Wavelength Meter. The application can use the Wavelength Meter’s PID capabilities to stabilize the Lyman Alpha laser output as well as switch between up to three frequencies.

  16. New ALPHA-2 magnet

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    2012-01-01

    On 21 June, members of the ALPHA collaboration celebrated the handover of the first solenoid designed for the ALPHA-2 experiment. The magnet has since been successfully installed and is working well.   Khalid Mansoor, Sumera Yamin and Jeffrey Hangst in front of the new ALPHA-2 solenoid. “This was the first of three identical solenoids that will be installed between now and September, as the rest of the ALPHA-2 device is installed and commissioned,” explains ALPHA spokesperson Jeffrey Hangst. “These magnets are designed to allow us to transfer particles - antiprotons, electrons and positrons - between various parts of the new ALPHA-2 device by controlling the transverse size of the particle bunch that is being transferred.” Sumera Yamin and Khalid Mansoor, two Pakistani scientists from the National Centre for Physics in Islamabad, came to CERN in February specifically to design and manufacture these magnets. “We had the chance to work on act...

  17. Alpha Shapes and Proteins

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    Winter, Pawel; Sterner, Henrik; Sterner, Peter

    We provide a unified description of (weighted) alpha shapes, beta shapes and the corresponding simplicialcomplexes. We discuss their applicability to various protein-related problems. We also discuss filtrations of alpha shapes and touch upon related persistence issues.We claim that the full...... potential of alpha-shapes and related geometrical constructs in protein-related problems yet remains to be realized and verified. We suggest parallel algorithms for (weighted) alpha shapes, and we argue that future use of filtrations and kinetic variants for larger proteins will need such implementation....

  18. Graphs: Associated Markov Chains

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    In this research paper, weighted / unweighted, directed / undirected graphs are associated with interesting Discrete Time Markov Chains (DTMCs) as well as Continuous Time Markov Chains (CTMCs). The equilibrium / transient behaviour of such Markov chains is studied. Also entropy dynamics (Shannon entropy) of certain structured Markov chains is investigated. Finally certain structured graphs and the associated Markov chains are studied.

  19. Integrins (alpha7beta1) in muscle function and survival. Disrupted expression in merosin-deficient congenital muscular dystrophy

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    Vachon, P H; Xu, H; Liu, L;

    1997-01-01

    Mutations in genes coding for dystrophin, for alpha, beta, gamma, and delta-sarcoglycans, or for the alpha2 chain of the basement membrane component merosin (laminin-2/4) cause various forms of muscular dystrophy. Analyses of integrins showed an abnormal expression and localization of alpha7beta1...

  20. Targeted Alpha Therapy: From Alpha to Omega

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    This review covers the broad spectrum of Targeted Alpha Therapy (TAT) research in Australia; from in vitro and in vivo studies to clinical trials. The principle of tumour anti-vascular alpha therapy (TAVAT) is discussed in terms of its validation by Monte Carlo calculations of vascular models and the potential role of biological dosimetry is examined. Summmary of this review is as follows: 1. The essence of TAT 2. Therapeutic objectives 3. TAVAT and Monte Carlo microdosimetry 4. Biological dosimetry 5. Preclinical studies 6. Clinical trials 7. What next? 8. Obstacles. (author)

  1. 3alpha clustering in the excited states of 16C

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    Baba, T; Kimura, M

    2014-01-01

    The alpha cluster states of 16C are investigated by using the antisymmetrized molecular dynamics. It is shown that two different types of alpha cluster states exist: triangular and linear-chain states. The former has an approximate isosceles triangular configuration of alpha particles surrounded by four valence neutrons occupying sd-shell, while the latter has the linearly aligned alpha particles with two sd-shell neutrons and two pf-shell neutrons. It is found that the structure of the linear-chain state is qualitatively understood in terms of the 3/2 pi- and 1/2 sigma- molecular orbit as predicted by molecular-orbital model, but there exists non-negligible Be+alpha+2n correlation. The band-head energies of the triangular and linear-chain rotational bands are 8.0 and 15.5 MeV, and the latter is close to the He+Be threshold energy. It is also shown that the linear-chain state becomes the yrast sstate at J=10 with excitation energy 27.8 MeV owing to its very large moment-of-inertia comparable with hyperdeforma...

  2. Predictions on the alpha decay half lives of Superheavy nuclei with Z = 113 in the range 255 l.e. A l.e. 314

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    Santhosh, K P; Nithya, C; Priyanka, B

    2016-01-01

    An intense study of the alpha decay properties of the isotopes of superheavy element Z=113 have been performed within the Coulomb and proximity potential model for deformed nuclei (CPPMDN) within the wide range 255 l.e. A l.e. 314. The predicted alpha decay half lives of $^{278}$113 and $^{282}$113 and the alpha half lives of their decay products are in good agreement with the experimental data. 6{\\alpha) chains and 4{\\alpha} chains predicted respectively for $^{278}$113 and $^{282}$113 are in agreement with the experimental observation. Our study shows that the isotopes in the mass range 278 l.e. A l.e. 286 will survive fission and can be synthesized and detected in the laboratory via alpha decay. In our study, we have predicted 6{\\alpha} chains from $^{279}$113, 4{\\alpha} chains from $^{286}$113, 3{\\alpha} chains from $^{280,281,283}$113, 2{\\alpha} chains from $^{284}$113 and 1{\\alpha} chain from $^{285}$113. We hope that these predictions will be a guideline for future experimental investigations.

  3. alpha 11beta 1 integrin recognizes the GFOGER sequence in interstitial collagens.

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    Zhang, Wan-Ming; Kapyla, Jarmo; Puranen, J Santeri; Knight, C Graham; Tiger, Carl-Fredrik; Pentikainen, Olli T; Johnson, Mark S; Farndale, Richard W; Heino, Jyrki; Gullberg, Donald

    2003-02-28

    The integrins alpha(1)beta(1), alpha(2)beta(1), alpha(10)beta(1), and alpha(11)beta(1) are referred to as a collagen receptor subgroup of the integrin family. Recently, both alpha(1)beta(1) and alpha(2)beta(1) integrins have been shown to recognize triple-helical GFOGER (where single letter amino acid nomenclature is used, O = hydroxyproline) or GFOGER-like motifs found in collagens, despite their distinct binding specificity for various collagen subtypes. In the present study we have investigated the mechanism whereby the latest member in the integrin family, alpha(11)beta(1), recognizes collagens using C2C12 cells transfected with alpha(11) cDNA and the bacterially expressed recombinant alpha(11) I domain. The ligand binding properties of alpha(11)beta(1) were compared with those of alpha(2)beta(1). Mg(2+)-dependent alpha(11)beta(1) binding to type I collagen required micromolar Ca(2+) but was inhibited by 1 mm Ca(2+), whereas alpha(2)beta(1)-mediated binding was refractory to millimolar concentrations of Ca(2+). The bacterially expressed recombinant alpha(11) I domain preference for fibrillar collagens over collagens IV and VI was the same as the alpha(2) I domain. Despite the difference in Ca(2+) sensitivity, alpha(11)beta(1)-expressing cells and the alpha(11) I domain bound to helical GFOGER sequences in a manner similar to alpha(2)beta(1)-expressing cells and the alpha(2) I domain. Modeling of the alpha I domain-collagen peptide complexes could partially explain the observed preference of different I domains for certain GFOGER sequence variations. In summary, our data indicate that the GFOGER sequence in fibrillar collagens is a common recognition motif used by alpha(1)beta(1), alpha(2)beta(1), and also alpha(11)beta(1) integrins. Although alpha(10) and alpha(11) chains show the highest sequence identity, alpha(2) and alpha(11) are more similar with regard to collagen specificity. Future studies will reveal whether alpha(2)beta(1) and alpha(11)beta(1

  4. The frequency of CD127low expressing CD4+CD25high T regulatory cells is inversely correlated with human T lymphotrophic virus type-1 (HTLV-1 proviral load in HTLV-1-infection and HTLV-1-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis

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    Chieia Marco

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background CD4+CD25high regulatory T (TReg cells modulate antigen-specific T cell responses, and can suppress anti-viral immunity. In HTLV-1 infection, a selective decrease in the function of TReg cell mediated HTLV-1-tax inhibition of FOXP3 expression has been described. The purpose of this study was to assess the frequency and phenotype of TReg cells in HTLV-1 asymptomatic carriers and in HTLV-1-associated neurological disease (HAM/TSP patients, and to correlate with measures of T cell activation. Results We were able to confirm that HTLV-I drives activation, spontaneous IFNγ production, and proliferation of CD4+ T cells. We also observed a significantly lower proportion of CTLA-4+ TReg cells (CD4+CD25high T cells in subjects with HAM/TSP patients compared to healthy controls. Ki-67 expression was negatively correlated to the frequency of CTLA-4+ TReg cells in HAM/TSP only, although Ki-67 expression was inversely correlated with the percentage of CD127low TReg cells in healthy control subjects. Finally, the proportion of CD127low TReg cells correlated inversely with HTLV-1 proviral load. Conclusion Taken together, the results suggest that TReg cells may be subverted in HAM/TSP patients, which could explain the marked cellular activation, spontaneous cytokine production, and proliferation of CD4+ T cells, in particular those expressing the CD25highCD127low phenotype. TReg cells represent a potential target for therapeutic intervention for patients with HTLV-1-related neurological diseases.

  5. Alpha chain determinants on the membrane of immunoglobulin synthesizing cells

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    Hijmans, W.; Schuit, H.R.E.; Radl, J.; Vossen, J.M.J.J.

    1974-01-01

    In a study of surface immunoglobulins (Ig) on lymphocytes from patients with paraproteinemia (1), we observed that a variable number of plasma cells not only contained intracellular Ig, but also had Ig on their surface, as shown in the vital technique of immunofluorescence. Moreover, in the bone mar

  6. Alpha-particle diagnostics

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    Young, K.M.

    1991-01-01

    This paper will focus on the state of development of diagnostics which are expected to provide the information needed for {alpha}- physics studies in the future. Conventional measurement of detailed temporal and spatial profiles of background plasma properties in DT will be essential for such aspects as determining heating effectiveness, shaping of the plasma profiles and effects of MHD, but will not be addressed here. This paper will address (1) the measurement of the neutron source, and hence {alpha}-particle birth profile, (2) measurement of the escaping {alpha}-particles and (3) measurement of the confined {alpha}-particles over their full energy range. There will also be a brief discussion of (4) the concerns about instabilities being generated by {alpha}-particles and the methods necessary for measuring these effects. 51 refs., 10 figs.

  7. Imaging alpha particle detector

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    Anderson, D.F.

    1980-10-29

    A method and apparatus for detecting and imaging alpha particles sources is described. A dielectric coated high voltage electrode and a tungsten wire grid constitute a diode configuration discharge generator for electrons dislodged from atoms or molecules located in between these electrodes when struck by alpha particles from a source to be quantitatively or qualitatively analyzed. A thin polyester film window allows the alpha particles to pass into the gas enclosure and the combination of the glass electrode, grid and window is light transparent such that the details of the source which is imaged with high resolution and sensitivity by the sparks produced can be observed visually as well. The source can be viewed directly, electronically counted or integrated over time using photographic methods. A significant increase in sensitivity over other alpha particle detectors is observed, and the device has very low sensitivity to gamma or beta emissions which might otherwise appear as noise on the alpha particle signal.

  8. Alpha-amylase gene transcription in tissues of normal dog.

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    Mocharla, H; Mocharla, R; Hodes, M E

    1990-01-01

    We studied the distribution of alpha-amylase mRNA in normal dog tissues by northern blotting (NB) and reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) with human pancreatic (AMY2) and salivary (AMY1) alpha-amylase cDNA-specific primers. Analysis of poly(A+) RNA from various normal tissues by NB indicated the presence of detectable levels of alpha-amylase mRNA transcripts only in pancreas. Dot-blot analysis of DNA amplified with primers common to both (human) isoamylase mRNAs showed pr...

  9. alpha-thalassemia mutations in Khuzestan Province, Southwest Iran.

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    Zandian, Khodamorad; Nateghi, Jamal; Keikhaie, Bijan; Pedram, Mohammad; Hafezi-Nejad, Nima; Hadavi, Valeh; Oberkanins, Christian; Azarkeivan, Azita; Law, Hai-Yang; Najmabadi, Hossein

    2008-01-01

    Although alpha-thalassemia (alpha-thal) is the most common hereditary hemoglobin (Hb) disorder in Iran, no comprehensive data are so far available on the prevalence of the disease in the province of Khuzestan in Southwest Iran. This study investigates the spectrum of alpha-thal mutations in this region. One hundred and twenty-one subjects from Khuzestan Province, Iran, were initially tested for the three most common Iranian alpha-thal mutations (- alpha3.7, -alpha4.2, and --MED) by gap-polymerase chain reaction (gap-PCR). Reverse hybridization test strips and DNA sequencing were used to identify additional alpha-globin mutations. A total of 131 mutated alpha-globin alleles were identified in these patients. Of the 13 mutations that were detected in Khuzestan Province, Iran, the - alpha3.7 single gene deletion was the most frequently identified variant, representing 62.6% of the total; we also observed significant numbers of individuals with compound heterozygous mutations. On the basis of our results, we strongly recommend screening for the most common mutations to improve the molecular diagnosis of anemia in this region. PMID:19065332

  10. The alpha channeling effect

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    Fisch, N. J.

    2015-12-10

    Alpha particles born through fusion reactions in a tokamak reactor tend to slow down on electrons, but that could take up to hundreds of milliseconds. Before that happens, the energy in these alpha particles can destabilize on collisionless timescales toroidal Alfven modes and other waves, in a way deleterious to energy confinement. However, it has been speculated that this energy might be instead be channeled into useful energy, so as to heat fuel ions or to drive current. Such a channeling needs to be catalyzed by waves Waves can produce diffusion in energy of the alpha particles in a way that is strictly coupled to diffusion in space. If these diffusion paths in energy-position space point from high energy in the center to low energy on the periphery, then alpha particles will be cooled while forced to the periphery. The energy from the alpha particles is absorbed by the wave. The amplified wave can then heat ions or drive current. This process or paradigm for extracting alpha particle energy collisionlessly has been called alpha channeling. While the effect is speculative, the upside potential for economical fusion is immense. The paradigm also operates more generally in other contexts of magnetically confined plasma.

  11. Functional CD1d and/or NKT cell invariant chain transcript in horse, pig, African elephant and guinea pig, but not in ruminants

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    van Beeck, Frank A. Looringh; Reinink, Peter; Hermsen, Roel; Zajonc, Dirk M; Laven, Marielle J.; Fun, Axel; Troskie, Milana; Schoemaker, Nico J.; Morar, Darshana; Lenstra, Johannes A.; Vervelde, Lonneke; Victor P. M. G. Rutten; Van Eden, Willem; Van Rhijn, Ildiko

    2009-01-01

    CD1d-restricted invariant natural killer T cells (NKT cells) have been well characterized in humans and mice, but it is unknown whether they are present in other species. Here we describe the invariant TCR alpha chain and the full length CD1d transcript of pig and horse. Molecular modeling predicts that porcine (po) invariant TCR alpha chain/poCD1d/alpha-GalCer and equine (eq) invariant TCR alpha chain/eqCD1d/alpha-GalCer form complexes that are highly homologous to the human complex. Since a...

  12. Health supply chain management.

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    Zimmerman, Rolf; Gallagher, Pat

    2010-01-01

    This chapter gives an educational overview of: * The actual application of supply chain practice and disciplines required for service delivery improvement within the current health environment. * A rationale for the application of Supply Chain Management (SCM) approaches to the Health sector. * The tools and methods available for supply chain analysis and benchmarking. * Key supply chain success factors. PMID:20407173

  13. Silicone chain extender

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    2015-01-01

    The present invention relates to a silicone chain extender, more particularly a chain extender for silicone polymers and copolymers, to a chain extended silicone polymer or copolymer and to a functionalized chain extended silicone polymer or copolymer, to a method for the preparation thereof and...

  14. Local versus nonlocal $\\alpha\\alpha$ interactions in $3\\alpha$ description of $^{12}$C

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    Suzuki, Y; Descouvemont, P; Fujiwara, Y; Matsumura, H; Orabi, M; Theeten, M

    2008-01-01

    Local $\\alpha \\alpha$ potentials fail to describe $^{12}$C as a $3\\alpha$ system. Nonlocal $\\alpha \\alpha$ potentials that renormalize the energy-dependent kernel of the resonating group method allow interpreting simultaneously the ground state and $0^+_2$ resonance of $^{12}$C as $3\\alpha$ states. A comparison with fully microscopic calculations provides a measure of the importance of three-cluster exchanges in those states.

  15. Bremsstrahlung in $\\alpha$ Decay

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    Takigawa, N; Hagino, K; Ono, A; Brink, D M

    1999-01-01

    A quantum mechanical analysis of the bremsstrahlung in $\\alpha$ decay of $^{210}$Po is performed in close reference to a semiclassical theory. We clarify the contribution from the tunneling, mixed, outside barrier regions and from the wall of the inner potential well to the final spectral distribution, and discuss their interplay. We also comment on the validity of semiclassical calculations, and the possibility to eliminate the ambiguity in the nuclear potential between the alpha particle and daughter nucleus using the bremsstrahlung spectrum.

  16. Unified model for alpha-decay and alpha-capture

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    A unified model for alpha-decay and alpha-capture is discussed. Simultaneously the half-lives for alpha-transition between ground states as well as ground and excited states and alpha-capture cross-sections by spherical magic or near-magic nuclei are well described in the framework of this model. Using these data the alpha-nucleus potential is obtained. The simple empirical relations for handy evaluation of the half-lives for alpha-transition, which take into account both the angular momentum and parity of alpha-transition, are presented

  17. First inactive conformation of CK2 alpha, the catalytic subunit of protein kinase CK2

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    Raaf, Jennifer; Issinger, Olaf-Georg; Niefind, Karsten

    2009-01-01

    The Ser/Thr kinase casein kinase 2 (CK2) is a heterotetrameric enzyme composed of two catalytic chains (CK2alpha, catalytic subunit of CK2) attached to a dimer of two noncatalytic subunits (CK2beta, noncatalytic subunit of CK2). CK2alpha belongs to the superfamily of eukaryotic protein kinases...

  18. ALPHA-2: the sequel

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    2012-01-01

    While many experiments are methodically planning for intense works over the long shutdown, there is one experiment that is already working at full steam: ALPHA-2. Its final components arrived last month and will completely replace the previous ALPHA set-up. Unlike its predecessor, this next generation experiment has been specifically designed to measure the properties of antimatter.   The ALPHA team lower the new superconducting solenoid magnet into place. The ALPHA collaboration is working at full speed to complete the ALPHA-2 set-up for mid-November – this will give them a few weeks of running before the AD shutdown on 17 December. “We really want to get some experience with this device this year so that, if we need to make any changes, we will have time during the long shutdown in which to make them,” says Jeffrey Hangst, ALPHA spokesperson. “Rather than starting the 2014 run in the commissioning stage, we will be up and running from the get go.&...

  19. Alpha Particle Diagnostic

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    Fisher, Ray, K.

    2009-05-13

    The study of burning plasmas is the next frontier in fusion energy research, and will be a major objective of the U.S. fusion program through U.S. collaboration with our international partners on the ITER Project. For DT magnetic fusion to be useful for energy production, it is essential that the energetic alpha particles produced by the fusion reactions be confined long enough to deposit a significant fraction of their initial ~3.5 MeV energy in the plasma before they are lost. Development of diagnostics to study the behavior of energetic confined alpha particles is a very important if not essential part of burning plasma research. Despite the clear need for these measurements, development of diagnostics to study confined the fast confined alphas to date has proven extremely difficult, and the available techniques remain for the most part unproven and with significant uncertainties. Research under this grant had the goal of developing diagnostics of fast confined alphas, primarily based on measurements of the neutron and ion tails resulting from alpha particle knock-on collisions with the plasma deuterium and tritium fuel ions. One of the strengths of this approach is the ability to measure the alphas in the hot plasma core where the interesting ignition physics will occur.

  20. Resting alpha activity predicts learning ability in alpha neurofeedback

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    Wenya eNan; Feng eWan; Mang I eVai; Agostinho eRosa

    2014-01-01

    Individuals differ in their ability to learn how to regulate the alpha activity by neurofeedback. This study aimed to investigate whether the resting alpha activity is related to the learning ability of alpha enhancement in neurofeedback and could be used as a predictor. A total of 25 subjects performed 20 sessions of individualized alpha neurofeedback in order to learn how to enhance activity in the alpha frequency band. The learning ability was assessed by three indices respectively: the tr...

  1. Alpha particles in fusion research

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    This collection of 39 (mostly view graph) presentations addresses various aspects of alpha particle physics in thermonuclear fusion research, including energy balance and alpha particle losses, transport, the influence of alpha particles on plasma stability, helium ash, the transition to and sustainment of a burning fusion plasma, as well as alpha particle diagnostics. Refs, figs and tabs

  2. Evidence of an alpha 2-macroglobulin-like molecule in plasma of Salamandra salamandra. Structural and functional similarity with human alpha 2-macroglobulin.

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    Sallenave, J M; Bellot, R

    1987-07-13

    A high-Mr (Mr 750,000) alpha 1-macroglobulin, obtained from Salamandra salamandra, is described. Salamander alpha 1-macroglobulin is composed of two monomers of equal Mr, which are composed of two polypeptide chains, each of Mr 180,000, linked by disulfide bonds. The molecular parameters of this protein, its binding to trypsin and inactivation by methylamine suggest that salamander alpha 1-macroglobulin is closely related to human alpha 2-macroglobulin and to other related proteins described in the animal kingdom. PMID:2439383

  3. Properly formed but improperly localized synaptic specializations in the absence of laminin alpha4.

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    Patton, B L; Cunningham, J M; Thyboll, J; Kortesmaa, J; Westerblad, H; Edström, L; Tryggvason, K; Sanes, J R

    2001-06-01

    Precise apposition of pre- to postsynaptic specializations is required for optimal function of chemical synapses, but little is known about how it is achieved. At the skeletal neuromuscular junction, active zones (transmitter release sites) in the nerve terminal lie directly opposite junctional folds in the postsynaptic membrane. Few active zones or junctional folds form in mice lacking the laminin beta2 chain, which is normally concentrated in the synaptic cleft. beta2 and the broadly expressed gamma1 chain form heterotrimers with alpha chains, three of which, alpha2, alpha4 and alpha5, are present in the synaptic cleft. Thus, alpha2beta2gamma1, alpha4beta2gamma1 and alpha5beta2gamma1 heterotrimers are all lost in beta2 mutants. In mice lacking laminin alpha4, active zones and junctional folds form in normal numbers, but are not precisely apposed to each other. Thus, formation and localization of synaptic specializations are regulated separately, and alpha4beta2gamma1 (called laminin-9) is critical in the latter process. PMID:11369940

  4. Alpha Decay, Shell Structure, and New Elements

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    PENZhong-Zhou; TAIFei; SHENWen-Qing

    2003-01-01

    We systematically analyze the experimental data of alpha decay in even-even heavy nuclei far from stability and find that the Geiger-Nuttall law brea~s for an isotopic chain when its neutron number is across a marc number or there is a deformed subshell. This break can be used to identify new magic numbers of superheavy nuclei. It is also discovered that there is a new linear relation between the logarithm of half-life and the reciprocal of the square root of decay energy for N = 126 and N = 152 isotones. It could be a new law of alpha decay for nuclei with magic neutron numbers but the physics behind it is to be explored. The significance of these researches for the search of new elements is discussed.

  5. Alpha Decay, Shell Structure, and New Elements

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    REN Zhong-Zhou; TAI Fei; SHEN Wen-Qing

    2003-01-01

    We systematically analyze the experimental data of alpha decay in even-even heavy nuclei far from stabilityand find that the Geiger-Nuttall law breaks for an isotopic chain when its neutron number is across a magic numberor there is a deformed subshell. This break can be used to identify new magic numbers of superheavy nuclei. It is alsodiscovered that there is a new linear relation between the logarithm of half-life and the reciprocal of the square root ofdecay energy for N = 126 and N = 152 isotones. It could be a new law of alpha decay for nuclei with magic neutronnumbers but the physics behind it is to be explored. The significance of these researches for the search of new elementsis discussed.

  6. alpha-Globin genes: thalassemic and structural alterations in a Brazilian population

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    M.R.S.C. Wenning

    2000-09-01

    Full Text Available Seven unrelated patients with hemoglobin (Hb H disease and 27 individuals with alpha-chain structural alterations were studied to identify the alpha-globin gene mutations present in the population of Southeast Brazil. The -alpha3.7, --MED and -(alpha20.5 deletions were investigated by PCR, whereas non-deletional alpha-thalassemia (alphaHphalpha, alphaNcoIalpha, aaNcoI, alphaIcalpha and alphaTSaudialpha was screened with restriction enzymes and by nested PCR. Structural alterations were identified by direct DNA sequencing. Of the seven patients with Hb H disease, all of Italian descent, two had the -(alpha20.5/-alpha3.7 genotype, one had the --MED/-alpha3.7 genotype, one had the --MED/alphaHphalpha genotype and three showed interaction of the -alpha3.7 deletion with an unusual, unidentified form of non-deletional alpha-thalassemia [-alpha3.7/(aaT]. Among the 27 patients with structural alterations, 15 (of Italian descent had Hb Hasharon (alpha47Asp->His associated with the -alpha3.7 deletion, 4 (of Italian descent were heterozygous for Hb J-Rovigo (alpha53Ala->Asp, 4 (3 Blacks and 1 Caucasian were heterozygous for Hb Stanleyville-II (alpha78Asn->Lys associated with the alpha+-thalassemia, 1 (Black was heterozygous for Hb G-Pest (alpha74Asp->Asn, 1 (Caucasian was heterozygous for Hb Kurosaki (alpha7Lys->Glu, 1 (Caucasian was heterozygous for Hb Westmead (alpha122His->Gln, and 1 (Caucasian was the carrier of a novel silent variant (Hb Campinas, alpha26Ala->Val. Most of the mutations found reflected the Mediterranean and African origins of the population. Hbs G-Pest and Kurosaki, very rare, and Hb Westmead, common in southern China, were initially described in individuals of ethnic origin differing from those of the carriers reported in the present study and are the first cases to be reported in the Brazilian population.

  7. Hemoglobin Evanston (alpha 14 Trp----Arg). An unstable alpha-chain variant expressed as alpha-thalassemia.

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    Honig, G R; M. Shamsuddin; Vida, L N; Mompoint, M; Valcourt, E; Bowie, L J; Jones, E. C.; Powers, P A; Spritz, R A; Guis, M

    1984-01-01

    A new hematologic syndrome with phenotypic features of mild Hb H disease was identified in three children from two unrelated black American families. Erythrocytes from each of these children contained Hb H (beta 4) and Hb Barts (gamma 4), as well as a slowly migrating hemoglobin fraction that made up 7-10% of the total hemoglobin. The parents of the affected children all showed mild thalassemia-like changes, with one of the parents in each family also expressing the variant hemoglobin; in the...

  8. Giant Dipole Resonance as a Fingerprint of $\\alpha$ Clustering Configurations in $^{12}$C and $^{16}$O

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    He, W B; Cao, X G; Cai, X Z; Zhang, G Q

    2014-01-01

    It is studied how the $\\alpha$ cluster degrees of freedom, such as $\\alpha$ clustering configurations close to the $\\alpha$ decay threshold in $^{12}$C and $^{16}$O, including the linear chain, triangle, square, kite, and tetrahedron, affect nuclear collective vibrations with a microscopic dynamical approach, which can describe properties of nuclear ground states well across the nuclide chart and reproduce the standard giant dipole resonance (GDR) of $^{16}$O quite nicely. It is found that the GDR spectrum is highly fragmented into several apparent peaks due to the $\\alpha$ structure. The different $\\alpha$ cluster configurations in $^{12}$C and $^{16}$O have corresponding characteristic spectra of GDR. The number and centroid energies of peaks in the GDR spectra can be reasonably explained by the geometrical and dynamical symmetries of $\\alpha$ clustering configurations. Therefore, the GDR can be regarded as a very effective probe to diagnose the different $\\alpha$ cluster configurations in light nuclei.

  9. COFFEE COMMODITY CHAIN

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    Tine Olsen; Brett Inder

    2008-01-01

    To explain the value added along the coffee commodity chain we propose and estimate a theoretical model of the coffee commodity chain. The theoretical model consists of four markets and five agents in the coffee commodity chain and predicts that prices in the coffee commodity chain move together but are also influenced by income, technology and production. A vector error correction model is used to test the theoretical predictions. In addition to the theoretical conclusions the empirical mode...

  10. The Global Value Chain

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    Sørensen, Olav Jull

    The conference paper aims to develop the global value chain concept by including corporate internal value adding activities and competition to the basic framework in order to turn the global value chain into a strategic management tool......The conference paper aims to develop the global value chain concept by including corporate internal value adding activities and competition to the basic framework in order to turn the global value chain into a strategic management tool...

  11. ALPHA MIS: Reference manual

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    Lovin, J.K.; Haese, R.L.; Heatherly, R.D.; Hughes, S.E.; Ishee, J.S.; Pratt, S.M.; Smith, D.W.

    1992-02-01

    ALPHA is a powerful and versatile management information system (MIS) initiated and sponsored and by the Finance and Business Management Division of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, who maintain and develop it in concert with the Business Systems Division for its Information Center. A general-purpose MIS, ALPHA allows users to access System 1022 and System 1032 databases to obtain and manage information. From a personal computer or a data terminal, Energy Systems employees can use ALPHA to control their own report reprocessing. Using four general commands (Database, Select, Sort, and Report) they can (1) choose a mainframe database, (2) define subsets within it, (3) sequentially order a subset by one or more variables, and (4) generate a report with their own or a canned format.

  12. Chain-Chain Based Routing Protocol

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    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Wireless sensor network (WSN is an emerging technology for monitoring physical world. WSNs consist of large numbers of sensor nodes operated by battery mostly in harsh environment. Thus energy conservation is a primary issue for organization of these sensor nodes. Another crucial issue is the data delivery time by sensor nodes to the sink node, especially in Military, medical fields, and security monitoring systems where minimum delay is desirable. Number of protocols has been proposed in the literature for routing. One of such protocols is the cluster based routing protocol LEACH (low energy adaptive clustering hierarchy. LEACH protocol organizes WSN into a set of clusters and a periodic voting for cluster head is performed in order to be evenly distributed among all the sensors of the WSN. This periodical cluster head voting in LEACH, however, consumes an amount of non-negligible energy and other resources. For energy conservation, PEGASIS (power efficient gathering in sensor information systems a near optimal chain-based protocol has been proposed, however, it is faced with the challenge of long delay for the transmitted data. Another routing protocol called CCM (Chain-Cluster based Mixed routing, which is mainly a hybrid of LEACH and PEGASIS is proposed, the consumed energy increases as network size increases. In this paper, we propose an efficient routing protocol called CCBRP (Chain-Chain based routing protocol, it achieves both minimum energy consumption and minimum delay. The CCBRP protocol mainly divides a WSN into a number of chains (Greedy algorithm is used to form each chain as in PEGSIS protocol and runs in two phases. In the first phase, sensor nodes in each chain transmit data to their chain leader nodes in parallel. In the second phase, all chain leader nodes form a chain (also, using Greedy algorithm and choose randomly a leader node then all chain leader nodes send their data to this chosen leader node. This chosen leader node

  13. Singular eigenstates in the even(odd) length Heisenberg spin chain

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    Giri, Pulak Ranjan

    2014-01-01

    Introducing a regularization scheme, we derive a set of equations for the rapidities of the singular solutions, whose distinct and self-conjugate solutions produce Bethe eigenstates. We obtain singular eigenstates and their corresponding eigenvalues of the transfer matrix of the spin-1/2 XXX chain. For an even length spin-1/2 XXX chain, we show that the singular solutions \\{\\lambda_\\alpha\\} are invariant under the sign changes of their rapidities, \\{\\lambda_\\alpha\\}=\\{-\\lambda_\\alpha\\}. For odd N length spin-1/2 chain in the three down-spin sector, it has been analytically shown that there exist singular solutions in any finite length of the spin chain of the form N= 3\\left(2k+1\\right) with k=1, 2, 3, \\cdots. It is also shown that there exist no singular solutions in the four down-spin sector for some odd length spin-1/2 XXX chains.

  14. Alpha-CTLA-4 mAb-associated panenteritis: a histologic and immunohistochemical analysis.

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    Oble, Darryl A; Mino-Kenudson, Mari; Goldsmith, Jeffrey; Hodi, F Stephen; Seliem, Rania M; Dranoff, Glenn; Mihm, Martin; Hasserjian, Robert; Lauwers, Gregory Y

    2008-08-01

    Monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) against the cytotoxic T lymphocyte antigen-4 (CTLA-4) molecule are used as an adjuvant to experimental tumor immunization protocols in the treatment of malignant melanomas and ovarian cancers. Aside from noted early therapeutic successes, a spectrum of adverse effects, including severe gastroenteritis, has been reported. We report herein our observations of 5 patients who developed severe gastrointestinal toxicity affecting the gastric, small intestinal, and colonic mucosa. The endoscopic findings were variable, ranging from normal to diffusely erythematous and ulcerated mucosa. The constant histologic findings included a lymphoplasmacytic expansion of the lamina propria with increase in intraepithelial lymphocytes. Increased epithelial apoptosis was also a distinctive feature. Cryptitis and glandular inflammation were observed in the colon, ileum, and stomach, whereas villous blunting was present in the ileal and duodenal mucosa. Immunohistochemical analysis revealed a marked increase of all T-cell subsets (CD3+, CD4+, and CD8+) and of CD4CD25 regulatory T cells. We conclude that the panenteritis associated with injection of alpha-CTLA-4 mAbs demonstrates histology resembling autoimmune enteropathy. Furthermore, although the pathogenesis of immune dysregulation after the infusion of alpha-CTLA-4 mAbs remains unclear, we suspect that the increased number of regulatory T cells in the gastrointestinal mucosa may play a role in the pathogenicity. PMID:18545145

  15. Discrete Quantum Markov Chains

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    Faigle, Ulrich

    2010-01-01

    A framework for finite-dimensional quantum Markov chains on Hilbert spaces is introduced. Quantum Markov chains generalize both classical Markov chains with possibly hidden states and existing models of quantum walks on finite graphs. Quantum Markov chains are based on Markov operations that may be applied to quantum systems and include quantum measurements, for example. It is proved that quantum Markov chains are asymptotically stationary and hence possess ergodic and entropic properties. With a quantum Markov chain one may associate a quantum Markov process, which is a stochastic process in the classical sense. Generalized Markov chains allow a representation with respect to a generalized Markov source model with definite (but possibly hidden) states relative to which observables give rise to classical stochastic processes. It is demonstrated that this model allows for observables to violate Bell's inequality.

  16. Gushing metal chain

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    Belyaev, Alexander; Sukhanov, Alexander; Tsvetkov, Alexander

    2016-03-01

    This article addresses the problem in which a chain falls from a glass from some height. This phenomenon demonstrates a paradoxical rise of the chain over the glass. To explain this effect, an initial hypothesis and an appropriate theory are proposed for calculating the steady fall parameters of the chain. For this purpose, the modified Cayley's problem of falling chain given its rise due to the centrifugal force of upward inertia is solved. Results show that the lift caused by an increase in linear density at the part of chain where it is being bent (the upper part) is due to the convergence of the chain balls to one another. The experiments confirm the obtained estimates of the lifting chain.

  17. A genetic combination of silent beta-thalassaemia, high Hb A2 beta-thalassaemia, and single alpha globin gene deletion causing mild thalassaemia intermedia.

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    R. Galanello; Maccioni, L; ROSATELLI, M. C.; Ibba, P; Nurchi, A M; Cao, A

    1984-01-01

    This paper reports a Sardinian patient, who was a compound heterozygote for silent beta-thalassaemia and high Hb A2 beta o-thalassaemia with the clinical phenotype of mild thalassaemia intermedia; alpha globin gene mapping showed a single alpha globin gene deletion. The reduced alpha globin chain output resulted in more balanced globin chain synthesis, which in turn accounted for the mild clinical phenotype.

  18. Effect of thymosin alpha-1 on subpopulations of Th1, Th2, Th17, and regulatory T cells (Tregs) in vitro

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    Yang, Xia [Institute of Immunology,Third Military Medical University, Chongqing (China); Qian, Feng [Department of General Surgery, Southwest Hospital, Third Military Medical University, Chongqing (China); He, Hai-Yang; Liu, Kai-Jun [Institute of Immunology,Third Military Medical University, Chongqing (China); Lan, Yuan-Zhi [Department of General Surgery, Southwest Hospital, Third Military Medical University, Chongqing (China); Ni, Bing; Tian, Yi; Fu, Xiao-Lan; Zhang, Ji; Shen, Zi-Gang; Li, Jian; Yin, Yi; Li, Jin-Tao; Wu, Yu-Zhang [Institute of Immunology,Third Military Medical University, Chongqing (China)

    2011-12-02

    Thymosin alpha 1 (Tα1) has been shown to have beneficial effects on numerous immune system parameters, but little is known about the effects of Tα1 on patients with gastric carcinoma. The objective of this study was to determine the effect of Tα1 on subpopulations of Th1, Th2, Th17, and regulatory T cells (Tregs) in vitro, and to evaluate its efficacy as an immunoregulatory factor in patients with gastric carcinoma. We compared the effect of Tα1 on the frequency of CD4{sup +} and CD8{sup +} T cells, especially the CD4{sup +}CD25{sup +}Foxp3{sup +} Tregs in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from gastric carcinoma patients (N = 35) and healthy donors (N = 22). We also analyzed the changes in the proliferation of PBMCs in response to treatment with Tα1, and examined the production of Th1, Th2, and Th17 cytokines by PBMCs and tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes. The treatment of PBMCs from gastric cancer patients, with Tα1 (50 µg/mL) alone increased the percentage of CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ (suppressive antitumor-specific Tregs) from 1.68 ± 0.697 to 2.19 ± 0.795% (P < 0.05). Our results indicate that Tα1 increases the percentage of Tregs and IL-1β, TNF-α, and IL-6 in vitro.

  19. Effect of thymosin alpha-1 on subpopulations of Th1, Th2, Th17, and regulatory T cells (Tregs) in vitro

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    Thymosin alpha 1 (Tα1) has been shown to have beneficial effects on numerous immune system parameters, but little is known about the effects of Tα1 on patients with gastric carcinoma. The objective of this study was to determine the effect of Tα1 on subpopulations of Th1, Th2, Th17, and regulatory T cells (Tregs) in vitro, and to evaluate its efficacy as an immunoregulatory factor in patients with gastric carcinoma. We compared the effect of Tα1 on the frequency of CD4+ and CD8+ T cells, especially the CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ Tregs in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from gastric carcinoma patients (N = 35) and healthy donors (N = 22). We also analyzed the changes in the proliferation of PBMCs in response to treatment with Tα1, and examined the production of Th1, Th2, and Th17 cytokines by PBMCs and tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes. The treatment of PBMCs from gastric cancer patients, with Tα1 (50 µg/mL) alone increased the percentage of CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ (suppressive antitumor-specific Tregs) from 1.68 ± 0.697 to 2.19 ± 0.795% (P < 0.05). Our results indicate that Tα1 increases the percentage of Tregs and IL-1β, TNF-α, and IL-6 in vitro

  20. Effect of thymosin alpha-1 on subpopulations of Th1, Th2, Th17, and regulatory T cells (Tregs in vitro

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    Xia Yang

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Thymosin alpha 1 (Tα1 has been shown to have beneficial effects on numerous immune system parameters, but little is known about the effects of Tα1 on patients with gastric carcinoma. The objective of this study was to determine the effect of Tα1 on subpopulations of Th1, Th2, Th17, and regulatory T cells (Tregs in vitro, and to evaluate its efficacy as an immunoregulatory factor in patients with gastric carcinoma. We compared the effect of Tα1 on the frequency of CD4+ and CD8+ T cells, especially the CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ Tregs in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs from gastric carcinoma patients (N = 35 and healthy donors (N = 22. We also analyzed the changes in the proliferation of PBMCs in response to treatment with Tα1, and examined the production of Th1, Th2, and Th17 cytokines by PBMCs and tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes. The treatment of PBMCs from gastric cancer patients, with Tα1 (50 µg/mL alone increased the percentage of CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ (suppressive antitumor-specific Tregs from 1.68 ± 0.697 to 2.19 ± 0.795% (P < 0.05. Our results indicate that Tα1 increases the percentage of Tregs and IL-1β, TNF-α, and IL-6 in vitro.

  1. Alpha and evangelical conversion

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    Stout, A.; Dein, S.

    2013-01-01

    A semi-structured interview study was conducted among 11 ‘Born Again’ Christians eliciting their conversion narratives. Informants emphasised the importance of embodying the Holy Spirit and developing a personal relationship with Christ in the process of conversion. The Alpha Course played an important role in this process.

  2. Alpha-mannosidosis

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    Borgwardt, Line; Stensland, Hilde Monica Frostad Riise; Olsen, Klaus Juul;

    2015-01-01

    the three subgroups of genotype/subcellular localisation and the clinical and biochemical data were done to investigate the potential relationship between genotype and phenotype in alpha-mannosidosis. Statistical analyses were performed using the SPSS software. Analyses of covariance were performed to...

  3. The $\\alpha_S$ Dependence of Parton Distributions

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    Martin, A. D.; Stirling, W. J.; Roberts, R G

    1995-01-01

    We perform next-to-leading order global analyses of deep inelastic and related data for different fixed values of $\\alpha_S (M_Z^2)$. We present sets of parton distributions for six values of $\\alpha_S$ in the range 0.105 to 0.130. We display the $(x, Q^2)$ domains with the largest parton uncertainty and we discuss how forthcoming data may be able to improve the determination of the parton densities.

  4. Intratumoral delivery of encapsulated IL-12, IL-18 and TNF-alpha in a model of metastatic breast cancer.

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    Sabel, Michael S; Su, Gang; Griffith, Kent A; Chang, Alfred E

    2010-07-01

    Intratumoral (i.t.) cytokine release through the use of poly-lactic acid microspheres (PLAM) holds tremendous potential for the immunotherapy of breast cancer as it harnesses the immunologic potential of autologous tumor in a clinically feasible and minimally toxic manner. We examined the potential of combinations of i.t. IL-12, IL-18 and TNF-alpha PLAM to generate a tumor-specific immune response and improve outcome in a model of metastatic breast cancer. Balb/c mice with established 4T1 mammary carcinomas were treated with a single injection of BSA, IL-12, IL-18 or TNF-alpha-loaded PLAM alone or in combination after spontaneous metastases occurred. Combined treatment with IL-12 and TNF-alpha PLAM was superior to all other treatments, including the triple combination of IL-12, IL-18 and TNF-alpha in ablation of the primary tumor, eradicating distant disease and enhancing survival. Simultaneous delivery of IL-12 and TNF-alpha was superior to sequential delivery of IL-12 followed by TNF-alpha, but not TNF-alpha followed by IL-12. In vivo lymphocyte depletion studies established that the effects of IL-12 alone are mediated primarily by NK cells, while the combination of IL-12 and TNF-alpha is dependent upon CD8+ T-cells. Only the combination of IL-12 and TNF-alpha results in an increase in both CD4+ and CD8+ T-cells and a reduction in CD4+CD25+ cells. While there was no change in the dendritic cell population, IL-12 and TNF-alpha resulted in a dramatic increase in DC maturation and antigen presentation. Neoadjuvant immunotherapy with simultaneous intratumoral delivery of IL-12 and TNF-alpha PLAM augments DC antigen presentation and increases cytotoxic T-cells without increasing regulatory T-cells, resulting in a T-cell based anti-tumor immune response capable of eradicating disseminated disease. The addition of IL-18 did not improve the efficacy. PMID:19802695

  5. Genetics Home Reference: alpha thalassemia

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    ... for Disease Control and Prevention Centre for Genetics Education (Australia) Cooley's Anemia Foundation: Fact sheet about alpha thalassemia Disease InfoSearch: Alpha-Thalassemia Genomics Education Programme (UK) Information Center for Sickle Cell and ...

  6. Crater chains on Mercury

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    Shevchenko, V.; Skobeleva, T.

    After discovery of disruption comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 into fragment train before it's collision with Jupiter there was proposed that linear crater chains on the large satellites of Jupiter and on the Moon are impact scars of past tidally disrupted comets.It's known that radar images have revealed the possible presence of water ice deposits in polar regions of Mercury. Impacts by a few large comets seem to provide the best explanation for both the amount and cleanliness of the ice deposits on Mercury because they have a larger volatile content that others external sources, for example, asteroid. A number of crater chains on the surface of Mercury are most likely the impact tracks of "fragment trains" of comets tidally disrupted by Sun or by Mercury and are not secondary craters. Mariner 10 image set (the three Mariner 10 flybys in 1974-1975) was used to recognize the crater chains these did not associate with secondary crater ejecta from observed impact structures. As example, it can be shown such crater chain located near crater Imhotep and crater Ibsen (The Kuiper Quadrangle of Mercury). Resolution of the Mariner 10 image is about 0.54 km/pixel. The crater chain is about 50 km long. It was found a similar crater chain inside large crater Sophocles (The Tolstoj Quadrangle of Mercury). The image resolution is about 1.46 km/pixel. The chain about 50 km long is located in northen part of the crater. Image resolution limits possibility to examine the form of craters strongly. It seems the craters in chains have roughly flat floor and smooth form. Most chain craters are approximately circular. It was examined many images from the Mariner 10 set and there were identified a total 15 crater chains and were unable to link any of these directly to any specific large crater associated with ejecta deposits. Chain craters are remarkably aligned. All distinguished crater chains are superposed on preexisting formations. A total of 127 craters were identified in the 15 recognized

  7. $\\alpha$-minimal Banach spaces

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    Rosendal, Christian

    2011-01-01

    A Banach space with a Schauder basis is said to be $\\alpha$-minimal for some countable ordinal $\\alpha$ if, for any two block subspaces, the Bourgain embeddability index of one into the other is at least $\\alpha$. We prove a dichotomy that characterises when a Banach space has an $\\alpha$-minimal subspace, which contributes to the ongoing project, initiated by W. T. Gowers, of classifying separable Banach spaces by identifying characteristic subspaces.

  8. Radiological hazards of waste containing alpha-emitting radionuclides

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    The radiological hazards of alpha-contaminated wastes are discussed in this overview in terms of two components of hazard: radiobiological hazard and radioecological hazard. Radiobiological hazard refers to human uptake of alpha-emitters by inhalation and ingestion, and the resultant dose to critical organs of the body. Radioecological hazard refers to the processes of release from buried wastes, transport in the environment, and translocation to man through the food chain. Besides detailing the sources and magnitude of hazards, this brief review identifies the uncertainties in their estimation, and implications for the regulatory process

  9. Supply Chain Management og Supply Chain costing

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    Nielsen, Steen; Mortensen, Ole

    2002-01-01

    Formålet med denne artikel er at belyse de muligheder som ligger i at integrere virksomhedens økonomiske styring med begrebet Supply Chain Management (SCM). Dette søges belyst ved først at beskrive den teoretiske ramme, hvori SCM indgår. Herefter analyseres begrebet Supply Chain Costing (SCC) som...... Århus. Et resultat er, at via begrebet Supply Chain Costing skabes der mulighed for at måle logistikkædens aktiviteter i kr./øre. Anvendelsen af denne information har også strategisk betydning for at kunne vælge kunde og leverandør. Ved hjælp af integrationen skabes der også helt nye mulighed for at...

  10. Resting alpha activity predicts learning ability in alpha neurofeedback

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    Wenya eNan

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Individuals differ in their ability to learn how to regulate the alpha activity by neurofeedback. This study aimed to investigate whether the resting alpha activity is related to the learning ability of alpha enhancement in neurofeedback and could be used as a predictor. A total of 25 subjects performed 20 sessions of individualized alpha neurofeedback in order to learn how to enhance activity in the alpha frequency band. The learning ability was assessed by three indices respectively: the training parameter changes between two periods, within a short period and across the whole training time. It was found that the resting alpha amplitude measured before training had significant positive correlations with all learning indices and could be used as a predictor for the learning ability prediction. This finding would help the researchers in not only predicting the training efficacy in individuals but also gaining further insight into the mechanisms of alpha neurofeedback.

  11. Food supply chains

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    Zhou, Qian

    2011-01-01

    The dissertation analyses food waste in global supply chain. From the related managerial literature, the process of supply chain operation, from agriculture, manufacturing, warehouses, retailers to customers are explained clearly. Then the reasons and characteristics of food wastes in any point of food supply chain are analyzed. From some case studies and questionnaire investigation, some corresponding methods to reduce food waste are put forward in the following. Lastly, in terms of method s...

  12. Supply chain components

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    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available In this article I will go through three main logistics components, which are represented by: transportation, inventory and facilities, and the three secondary logistical components: information, production location, price and how they determine performance of any supply chain. I will discuss then how these components are used in the design, planning and operation of a supply chain. I will also talk about some obstacles a supply chain manager may encounter.

  13. Supply Chain Collaboration

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    Meca, Ana; Timmer, Judith

    2008-01-01

    In this chaper, we have reviewed and surveyed the literature on supply chain collaboration. As mentioned above, the game theory models that include cooperative behaviour among retailers seem to be a natural framework to model cooperation (collaboration) in supply chains that consist of a supplier and a finite number of retailers. Various researchers in this area have already adopted several cooperative models dealing with supply chain coordination, and it is expected to see many more in the n...

  14. Supply chain components

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    Vieraşu, T.; Bălăşescu, M.

    2011-01-01

    In this article I will go through three main logistics components, which are represented by: transportation, inventory and facilities, and the three secondary logistical components: information, production location, price and how they determine performance of any supply chain. I will discuss then how these components are used in the design, planning and operation of a supply chain. I will also talk about some obstacles a supply chain manager may encounter.

  15. Sustainable Supply Chain Management

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    Geentjens, Marlies

    2013-01-01

    This project investigates the phenomena Sustainable Supply Chain Management. The point of departure is Supply Chain Management, which we analyse in order to lock into an understanding of the development that occur when implementing sustainability. In the quest for higher understanding of the interlocking mechanisms of supply chain management, we combine a theoretical approach to the developmnent of sustainability with some relevant case-examples (mainly depicting IKEA). This focal point g...

  16. Economy, market and chain

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    Sukkel, W.; Hommes, M.

    2009-01-01

    In their pursuit of growth and professionalisation, the Dutch organic sector focuses primarily on market development. But how do you stimulate the market for organic foods? This is the subject of many research projects concerning market, consumer preferences and the supply chain. These projects focus specifically at consumer purchasing behaviour, product development, supply chain formation and minimising cost price. As a rule, this research takes place in close cooperation with chain actors

  17. Mouse egg integrin alpha 6 beta 1 functions as a sperm receptor.

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    Almeida, E A; Huovila, A P; Sutherland, A E; Stephens, L E; Calarco, P G; Shaw, L M; Mercurio, A M; Sonnenberg, A; Primakoff, P; Myles, D G; White, J M

    1995-06-30

    Binding between sperm and egg plasma membranes is an essential step in fertilization. Whereas fertilin, a mammalian sperm surface protein, is involved in this crucial interaction, sperm receptors on the egg plasma membrane have not been identified. Because fertilin contains a predicted integrin ligand domain, we investigated the expression and function of integrin subunits in unfertilized mouse eggs. Polymerase chain reactions detected mRNAs for alpha 5, alpha 6, alpha v, beta 1, beta 3, and beta 5. Immunofluorescence revealed alpha 6 beta 1 and alpha v beta 3 on the plasma membrane. GoH3, a function-blocking anti-alpha 6 monoclonal antibody, abolished sperm binding, but a nonfunction-blocking anti-alpha 6 monoclonal antibody, a function-blocking anti-alpha v beta 3 polyclonal antibody, and an RGD peptide had no effect. Somatic cells bound sperm avidly, but only if they expressed alpha 6 beta 1. A peptide analog of the fertilin integrin ligand domain inhibited sperm binding to eggs and alpha 6 beta 1+ cells and diminished GoH3 staining of eggs. Our results indicate a novel role for the integrin alpha 6 beta 1 as a cell-cell adhesion receptor that mediates sperm-egg binding. PMID:7600577

  18. Alpha scintillation radon counting

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    Radon counting chambers which utilize the alpha-scintillation properties of silver activated zinc sulfide are simple to construct, have a high efficiency, and, with proper design, may be relatively insensitive to variations in the pressure or purity of the counter filling. Chambers which were constructed from glass, metal, or plastic in a wide variety of shapes and sizes were evaluated for the accuracy and the precision of the radon counting. The principles affecting the alpha-scintillation radon counting chamber design and an analytic system suitable for a large scale study of the 222Rn and 226Ra content of either air or other environmental samples are described. Particular note is taken of those factors which affect the accuracy and the precision of the method for monitoring radioactivity around uranium mines

  19. Value Chain Engineering

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    Wæhrens, Brian Vejrum; Slepniov, Dmitrij

    2015-01-01

    This workbook is recommended for the attention of students of and managers in Danish small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). Danish SMEs are currently facing a number of key challenges related to their position in global value chains. This book provides an insight into value chain management...... that may help these SMEs to occupy and sustain a competitive position in the value chain. It addresses this objective by introducing and discussing: • The concept of global value chains and its founding principles • The buyer-supplier relationships • Various SMEs operations configurations • Ideas for...

  20. Rossi Alpha Method

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