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Anticancer Res ; 39(11): 5911-5918, 2019 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31704815

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Double-negative T (DNT) cells are phenotypically CD3+CD4-CD8-T cells. This study aimed to investigate the anti-cancer activity of DNT cells against pancreatic cancer cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: DNT cells were isolated from human peripheral blood. The effect of DNT cells on proliferation and invasion of the human pancreatic cell line Panc-1 was assessed. Expression of Nrf2 and Fas in Panc-1 cells co-cultured with DNT cells was analyzed with RT-PCR. The supernatants of Panc-1 and DNT co-cultures were analyzed with ELISA for IFN-r and FasL levels. RESULTS: The isolated DNT cell phenotype was CD4-CD8-CD56- CD3+TCR (T cell receptor) α/ß+ T cells with more than 90% purity. Panc-1 cell proliferation was significantly inhibited by co-culture with DNT cells. Panc-1 cells co-cultured with DNT cells showed significantly reduced cell invasion. Panc-1 cells co-cultured with DNT cells showed increased Nrf2 and Fas mRNA expression. Increased INF-r and FasL levels were detected in the supernatants of co-cultures of DNT and pancreatic cells. CONCLUSION: DNT cells inhibited proliferation and invasion of human pancreatic cancer cells. The INF-r, Fas/FasL pathway and Nrf2 may be involved in the anti-cancer effect of DNT cells against human pancreatic cancer.


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Linfócitos T CD4-Positivos/imunologia , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/imunologia , Técnicas de Cocultura/métodos , Ativação Linfocitária/imunologia , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/prevenção & controle , Apoptose , Linfócitos T CD4-Positivos/metabolismo , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/metabolismo , Proliferação de Células , Proteína Ligante Fas/metabolismo , Humanos , Fator 2 Relacionado a NF-E2/metabolismo , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/imunologia , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/metabolismo , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/patologia , Receptores de Antígenos de Linfócitos T alfa-beta/metabolismo , Receptores de Interferon/metabolismo , Células Tumorais Cultivadas , Receptor fas/metabolismo
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 14: 6601-6613, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31496701

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Purpose: The primary goal of the present study was to explore and evaluate the highly conserved Neisserial surface protein A (NspA) molecule, fused with truncated HBV virus-like particles (VLPs), as a candidate vaccine against the virulent Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B (NMB). Methods: NspA was inserted into the major immunodominant region of the truncated hepatitis B virus core protein (HBc; amino acids 1-144). The chimeric protein, HBc-N144-NspA, was expressed from a prokaryotic vector and generated HBc-like particles, as determined by transmission electron microscopy. Further, the chimeric protein and control proteins were used to immunize mice and the resulting immune responses evaluated by flow cytometry, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, and analysis of serum bactericidal activity (SBA) titer. Results: Evaluation of the immunogenicity of the recombinant HBc-N144-NspA protein showed that it elicited the production of high levels of NspA-specific total IgG. The SBA titer of HBc-N144-NspA/F reached 1:16 2 weeks after the last immunization in BALB/c mice, when human serum complement was included in the vaccine. Immunization of HBc-N144-NspA, even without adjuvant, induced high levels of IL-4 and a high IgG1 to IgG2a ratio, confirming induction of an intense Th2 immune response. Levels of IL-17A increased rapidly in mice after the first immunization with HBc-N144-NspA, indicating the potential for this vaccine to induce a mucosal immune response. Meanwhile, the immunization of HBc-N144-NspA without adjuvant induced only mild inflammatory infiltration into the mouse muscle tissue. Conclusion: This study demonstrates that modification using HBc renders NspA a candidate vaccine, which can trigger protective immunity against NMB.


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Proteínas da Membrana Bacteriana Externa/imunologia , Vírus da Hepatite B/metabolismo , Infecções Meningocócicas/imunologia , Infecções Meningocócicas/prevenção & controle , Neisseria meningitidis/patogenicidade , Sorogrupo , Vírion/metabolismo , Adjuvantes Imunológicos/farmacologia , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Animais , Proteínas da Membrana Bacteriana Externa/química , Proteínas da Membrana Bacteriana Externa/ultraestrutura , Citocinas/metabolismo , Escherichia coli/metabolismo , Feminino , Imunidade , Imunização , Inflamação/patologia , Ativação Linfocitária/imunologia , Infecções Meningocócicas/patologia , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Proteínas Recombinantes/imunologia , Teste Bactericida do Soro , Baço/microbiologia , Linfócitos T/imunologia , Vacinação , Virulência
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Transplant Proc ; 51(6): 2136-2140, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31399190

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A regulatory T (Treg) cell/T helper 17 (Th17) cell imbalance is involved in many autoimmune diseases. Rapamycin (Rapa), a clinically used immunosuppressive drug, has been shown to inhibit Th17 cell differentiation but promote Treg cell generation. In this study, we aimed to study the mechanism of Rapa acting on Treg and Th17 cell differentiation. Purified mouse CD4+CD25- T cells were stimulated and polarized in vitro to generate Th17 or Treg cells in the presence or absence of Rapa. We first confirmed that Rapa inhibited the differentiation of Th17 cells and greatly promoted Treg cell generation in vitro. As metabolic pathways play a key role in T cell differentiation, we then detected the metabolic programs in Rapa-treated T cells. We found that Rapa blocked glycolysis in induced Th17 cells, evidenced by reduced glucose uptake, and inhibited expression of glucose transporter 1 and the rate-limiting enzyme HK2. In addition, the expression of c-Myc and of HIF-1α transcription factor, which regulate many genes involved in glycolysis, were inhibited by Rapa. Conversely, Rapa promoted fatty acid oxidation (FAO) metabolism in differentiated Treg cells, with the elevation of FAO product ß-hydroxybutyrate, and increased expression of ATGL and CPT1A, the key enzymes of FAO in differentiated Treg cells. The expression of phospho-AMPKα, the key signal in the regulation of FAO, was also promoted in Rapa-treated induced Treg cells. Together, these findings indicated that Rapa abrogated glycolysis in Th17 cells but facilitated FAO in induced Treg cells, which may underlie the mechanism by which Rapa regulates the Treg/Th17 balance.


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Diferenciação Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Imunossupressores/farmacologia , Sirolimo/farmacologia , Linfócitos T Reguladores/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Th17/efeitos dos fármacos , Animais , Diferenciação Celular/imunologia , Ativação Linfocitária/efeitos dos fármacos , Ativação Linfocitária/imunologia , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Linfócitos T Reguladores/imunologia , Células Th17/imunologia
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Nat Immunol ; 20(9): 1110-1128, 2019 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31406380

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In recent years, a population of unconventional T cells called 'mucosal-associated invariant T cells' (MAIT cells) has captured the attention of immunologists and clinicians due to their abundance in humans, their involvement in a broad range of infectious and non-infectious diseases and their unusual specificity for microbial riboflavin-derivative antigens presented by the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I-like protein MR1. MAIT cells use a limited T cell antigen receptor (TCR) repertoire with public antigen specificities that are conserved across species. They can be activated by TCR-dependent and TCR-independent mechanisms and exhibit rapid, innate-like effector responses. Here we review evidence showing that MAIT cells are a key component of the immune system and discuss their basic biology, development, role in disease and immunotherapeutic potential.


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Apresentação do Antígeno/imunologia , Antígenos de Histocompatibilidade Classe I/imunologia , Antígenos de Histocompatibilidade Menor/imunologia , Células T Invariáveis Associadas à Mucosa/imunologia , Receptores de Antígenos de Linfócitos T/imunologia , Animais , Antígenos/imunologia , Suscetibilidade a Doenças/imunologia , Humanos , Ativação Linfocitária/imunologia , Camundongos , Neoplasias/imunologia
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Nat Immunol ; 20(9): 1244-1255, 2019 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31431722

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Mucosal-associated invariant T cells (MAIT cells) recognize the microbial metabolite 5-(2-oxopropylideneamino)-6-D-ribitylaminouracil (5-OP-RU) presented by the MHC class Ib molecule, MR1. MAIT cells acquire effector functions during thymic development, but the mechanisms involved are unclear. Here we used single-cell RNA-sequencing to characterize the developmental path of 5-OP-RU-specific thymocytes. In addition to the known MAIT1 and MAIT17 effector subsets selected on bone-marrow-derived hematopoietic cells, we identified 5-OP-RU-specific thymocytes that were selected on thymic epithelial cells and differentiated into CD44- naive T cells. MAIT cell positive selection required signaling through the adapter, SAP, that controlled the expression of the transcription factor, ZBTB16. Pseudotemporal ordering of single cells revealed transcriptional trajectories of 5-OP-RU-specific thymocytes selected on either thymic epithelial cells or hematopoietic cells. The resulting model illustrates T cell lineage decisions.


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Linhagem da Célula/imunologia , Células T Invariáveis Associadas à Mucosa/citologia , Células T Invariáveis Associadas à Mucosa/imunologia , Timócitos/citologia , Timócitos/imunologia , Animais , Sequência de Bases , Diferenciação Celular/genética , Diferenciação Celular/imunologia , Antígenos de Histocompatibilidade Classe I/metabolismo , Receptores de Hialuronatos/metabolismo , Ativação Linfocitária/imunologia , Camundongos , Camundongos Knockout , Antígenos de Histocompatibilidade Menor/metabolismo , Proteína com Dedos de Zinco da Leucemia Promielocítica/biossíntese , Receptores de Antígenos de Linfócitos T alfa-beta/imunologia , Análise de Sequência de RNA , Família de Moléculas de Sinalização da Ativação Linfocitária/metabolismo , Timo/citologia , Timo/imunologia
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 3000, 2019 07 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31278254

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Tumor-driven immune suppression is a major barrier to successful immunotherapy in ovarian carcinomas (OvCa). Among various mechanisms responsible for immune suppression, arginase-1 (ARG1)-carrying small extracellular vesicles (EVs) emerge as important contributors to tumor growth and tumor escape from the host immune system. Here, we report that small EVs found in the ascites and plasma of OvCa patients contain ARG1. EVs suppress proliferation of CD4+ and CD8+ T-cells in vitro and in vivo in OvCa mouse models. In mice, ARG1-containing EVs are transported to draining lymph nodes, taken up by dendritic cells and inhibit antigen-specific T-cell proliferation. Increased expression of ARG1 in mouse OvCa cells is associated with accelerated tumor progression that can be blocked by an arginase inhibitor. Altogether, our studies show that tumor cells use EVs as vehicles to carry over long distances and deliver to immune cells a metabolic checkpoint molecule - ARG1, mitigating anti-tumor immune responses.


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Arginase/metabolismo , Vesículas Extracelulares/imunologia , Neoplasias Ovarianas/imunologia , Evasão Tumoral/imunologia , Animais , Arginase/antagonistas & inibidores , Arginase/imunologia , Ascite/imunologia , Ascite/patologia , Linfócitos T CD4-Positivos/imunologia , Linfócitos T CD4-Positivos/metabolismo , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/imunologia , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/metabolismo , Comunicação Celular/imunologia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral/transplante , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Estudos de Coortes , Conjuntos de Dados como Assunto , Células Dendríticas/imunologia , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Inibidores Enzimáticos/farmacologia , Vesículas Extracelulares/metabolismo , Feminino , Humanos , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Ativação Linfocitária/efeitos dos fármacos , Ativação Linfocitária/imunologia , Camundongos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Neoplasias Ovarianas/sangue , Neoplasias Ovarianas/mortalidade , Neoplasias Ovarianas/patologia
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Scand J Immunol ; 90(3): e12802, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31269269

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Glucose and nutrient uptake is essential in supporting T cell activation and is increased upon CD3/CD28 stimulation. As T cells from pleural effusions secondary to lung cancer show impaired function, we hypothesized that these cells might have altered expression of nutrient transporters. Here, we analysed by flow cytometry the expression of the transferrin receptor CD71, amino acid transporter CD98 and glucose transporter Glut1 and glucose uptake in pleural effusion-derived T cells from lung cancer patients, after stimulation via CD3/CD28 under normoxia or hypoxia (2% O2 ). We compared the response of T cells from pleural effusions secondary to lung cancer with that of T cells from nonmalignant effusions. In memory T cells from both groups, anti-CD3/CD28-stimulation under normoxia upregulated CD98 and CD71 expression (measured as median fluorescence intensity, MFI) in comparison with anti-CD3-stimulation. Costimulation under hypoxia tended to increase CD98 expression compared to CD3-stimulation in memory T cells from both groups. Remarkably, in the cancer group, memory T cells stimulated via CD3/CD28 under hypoxia failed to increase CD71 and Glut1 expression levels compared to the cells receiving anti-CD3 stimulation, a phenomenon that contrasted with the behaviour of memory T cells from nonmalignant effusions. Consequently, glucose uptake by memory T cells from the cancer group was not increased after CD3/CD28 stimulation under hypoxia, implying that their glycolytic metabolism is defective. As this process is required for inducing an antitumoural response, our study suggests that memory T cells are rendered dysfunctional and are unable to eliminate lung tumour cells.


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Antígenos CD28/metabolismo , Complexo CD3/metabolismo , Transportador de Glucose Tipo 1/metabolismo , Glucose/metabolismo , Memória Imunológica/imunologia , Neoplasias Pulmonares/metabolismo , Derrame Pleural/metabolismo , Linfócitos T/imunologia , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Feminino , Humanos , Neoplasias Pulmonares/imunologia , Ativação Linfocitária/imunologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Derrame Pleural/imunologia , Linfócitos T/metabolismo
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APMIS ; 127(9): 642-652, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31274210

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Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection always leads to chronic hepatitis via dysregulation of host immunity. Notch signaling also modulates the response of monocytes/macrophages. Thus, we aimed to investigate the regulatory role of Notch signaling to CD14+ monocytes. Forty patients with chronic hepatitis C and twenty normal controls (NC) were enrolled. CD14+ monocytes and CD4+ T cells were purified from peripheral bloods. Notch receptors' mRNA expression in CD14+ monocytes was semi-quantified by real-time PCR. Cytokine production by CD14+ monocytes in response to γ-secretase inhibitor (GSI) was investigated by ELISA. GSI-induced CD14+ monocytes activity to HCV clearance in Huh7.5 cells and to CD4+ T cell differentiation was also assessed in direct and indirect contact co-culture system. Notch1 mRNA relative level was approximately 10-fold elevated in CD14+ monocytes from chronic hepatitis C patients when compared with NC. GSI stimulation resulted in enhanced cytokines production by CD14+ monocytes from chronic hepatitis C patients. GSI-stimulated CD14+ monocytes from chronic hepatitis C patients induced suppression of HCV RNA replication in both direct and indirect contact co-culture system of CD14+ monocytes and HCVcc-infected Huh7.5 cells, and this process was accompanied by elevation of interferon-γ production but not increased target cell death. Moreover, GSI stimulation also enhanced CD14+ monocytes-induced Th1 and Th17 cells activation, and this process required direct cell-to-cell contact. Effective antiviral therapy down-regulated Notch1 mRNA expression and promoted cytokine production by CD14+ monocytes from chronic hepatitis C. Current data revealed an important immunoregulatory property of Notch signaling to CD14+ monocytes in chronic HCV infection.


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Hepatite C Crônica/imunologia , Monócitos/imunologia , Receptor Notch1/imunologia , Transdução de Sinais/imunologia , Adulto , Linfócitos T CD4-Positivos , Diferenciação Celular/imunologia , Técnicas de Cocultura , Regulação para Baixo/imunologia , Feminino , Hepacivirus/imunologia , Humanos , Ativação Linfocitária/imunologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Células Th1/imunologia , Células Th17/imunologia , Adulto Jovem
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APMIS ; 127(12): 737-745, 2019 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31273832

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Currently, adoptive immunotherapy is considered as one of the leading treatments in cancer. Successful adoptive immunotherapy depends on producing large numbers of desired T cells ex vivo for infusion. This requires an effective protocol for maximum functional T-cell expansion while keeping the time and costs to a minimum. Current T-cell expansion protocols are diverse in their methodology, and a universal protocol of expansion is wanting. Also, new findings regarding T-cell biology, signaling, and activation have reshaped the strategies of T-cell propagation over the years, introducing new ways to expand T cells. Here, we reviewed different conditions for blood-derived polyclonal T-cell expansion so as to elucidate the influential factors of T-cell expansion and their efficacy.


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Imunoterapia Adotiva , Ativação Linfocitária/imunologia , Linfócitos T/imunologia , Técnicas de Cultura de Células , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Meios de Cultura , Humanos , Interleucinas/farmacologia , Neoplasias/terapia , Linfócitos T/efeitos dos fármacos , Linfócitos T/metabolismo
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Int Arch Allergy Immunol ; 180(2): 150-158, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31284281

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INTRODUCTION: Regulatory lymphocytes (CD4+ T regulatory cells [Treg], CD8+ Treg, and B regulatory cells [Breg]) play a critical role in immune homeostasis and tolerance. Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) is associated with increased susceptibility to infections and increased frequency of inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. CD4+ Treg cell abnormalities have been reported in CVID; however, CD8+ Treg cells have not been reported in CVID. The objective of this study was to evaluate CD4+ Treg and CD8+ Treg cells in CVID patients. METHODS: In 25 patients with CVID and age-matched healthy controls, Treg cells, evaluated in freshly isolated peripheral blood mononuclear cells (natural; nCD4+ Treg and nCD8+ Treg) and following in vitro activation with anti-CD3/CD28 monoclonal antibodies (induced; iCD4+ Treg and iCD8+ Treg) as well as Breg cells were analyzed with specific monoclonal antibodies and isotype controls using flow cytometry. RESULTS: The proportions of nCD4+ Treg (CD4+ CD127low CD25high FoxP3+), iCD4+ Treg (CD4+ CD127low CD25high FoxP3+), iCD8+ Treg (CD8+ CD25high CD183+ FoxP3+), and Breg (CD19+ CD24high CD38high) lymphocytes were significantly lower in patients with CVID than in controls. CONCLUSIONS: Altered regulatory lymphocytes may play a role in the pathogenesis and autoimmunity and inflammation associated with CVID.


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Linfócitos B Reguladores/imunologia , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/imunologia , Imunodeficiência de Variável Comum/imunologia , Linfócitos T Reguladores/imunologia , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Envelhecimento/imunologia , Autoimunidade/imunologia , Feminino , Humanos , Inflamação/imunologia , Ativação Linfocitária/imunologia , Contagem de Linfócitos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Adulto Jovem
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Nat Immunol ; 20(8): 1012-1022, 2019 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31263276

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The plasma membrane tetraspan molecule MS4A4A is selectively expressed by macrophage-lineage cells, but its function is unknown. Here we report that MS4A4A was restricted to murine and human mononuclear phagocytes and was induced during monocyte-to-macrophage differentiation in the presence of interleukin 4 or dexamethasone. Human MS4A4A was co-expressed with M2/M2-like molecules in subsets of normal tissue-resident macrophages, infiltrating macrophages from inflamed synovium and tumor-associated macrophages. MS4A4A interacted and colocalized with the ß-glucan receptor dectin-1 in lipid rafts. In response to dectin-1 ligands, Ms4a4a-deficient macrophages showed defective signaling and defective production of effector molecules. In experimental models of tumor progression and metastasis, Ms4a4a deficiency in macrophages had no impact on primary tumor growth, but was essential for dectin-1-mediated activation of macrophages and natural killer (NK) cell-mediated metastasis control. Thus, MS4A4A is a tetraspan molecule selectively expressed in macrophages during differentiation and polarization, essential for dectin-1-dependent activation of NK cell-mediated resistance to metastasis.


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Células Matadoras Naturais/imunologia , Lectinas Tipo C/metabolismo , Macrófagos/imunologia , Proteínas de Membrana/metabolismo , Metástase Neoplásica/imunologia , Neoplasias/imunologia , Animais , Diferenciação Celular/imunologia , Linhagem da Célula , Dexametasona/farmacologia , Humanos , Interleucina-4/metabolismo , Ativação Linfocitária/imunologia , Ativação de Macrófagos/imunologia , Macrófagos/citologia , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Endogâmicos NOD , Metástase Neoplásica/prevenção & controle , Neoplasias/patologia
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Nat Immunol ; 20(8): 963-969, 2019 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31285625

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Over the past several decades, B cell antigen receptor (BCR)-induced signaling pathways have been described in extraordinary molecular detail, mainly from studies of B cell responses to antigens in vitro. BCR signaling has been shown to govern the initiation of transcriptional programs associated with B cell activation and fate decisions, as well as the BCR-dependent processing of antigen and presentation of antigen to T cells. However, although the potential of the BCR to orchestrate B cell behavior was known, there was no clear appreciation of the context in which B cells signal in secondary lymphoid organs in vivo or how that context influences signaling. In this Review, we describe the current view of the cellular consequences of BCR signaling and advances in the understanding of B cell signaling in context in vivo.


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Apresentação do Antígeno/imunologia , Antígenos/imunologia , Linfócitos B/imunologia , Receptores de Antígenos de Linfócitos B/metabolismo , Humanos , Ativação Linfocitária/imunologia , Transdução de Sinais/imunologia , Linfócitos T/imunologia
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Scand J Immunol ; 90(5): e12806, 2019 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31276223

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The Standard model of T cell recognition asserts that T cell receptor (TCR) specificities are positively and negatively selected during ontogeny in the thymus and that peripheral T cell repertoire has mild self-major histocompatibility complex (MHC) reactivity, known as MHC restriction of foreign antigen. Thus, the TCR must bind both a restrictive molecule (MHC allele) and a peptide reclining in its groove (pMHC ligand) in order to transmit signal into a T cell. The Standard and Cohn's Tritope models suggest contradictory roles for complementarity-determining regions (CDRs) of the TCRs. Here, I discuss both concepts and propose a different solution to ontogenetic mechanism for TCR-MHC-conserved interaction. I suggest that double (CD4+ CD8+ )-positive (DP) developing thymocytes compete with their αßTCRs for binding to self-pMHC on cortical thymic epithelial cells (cTECs) that present a selected set of tissue-restricted antigens. The competition between DPs involves TCR editing and secondary rearrangements, similar to germinal-centre B cell somatic hypermutation. These processes would generate cells with higher TCR affinity for self-pMHC, facilitating sufficiently long binding to cTECs to become thymic T regulatory cells (tTregs). Furthermore, CD4+ Foxp3+ tTregs can be generated by mTECs via Aire-dependent and Aire-independent pathways, and additionally on thymic bone marrow-derived APCs including thymic Aire-expressing B cells. Thymic Tregs differ from the induced peripheral Tregs, which comprise the negative feedback loop to restrain immune responses. The implication of thymocytes' competition for the highest binding to self-pMHC is the co-evolution of species-specific αßTCR V regions with MHC alleles.


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Regiões Determinantes de Complementaridade/imunologia , Complexo Principal de Histocompatibilidade/imunologia , Receptores de Antígenos de Linfócitos T alfa-beta/imunologia , Linfócitos T Reguladores/imunologia , Humanos , Ativação Linfocitária/imunologia , Especificidade do Receptor de Antígeno de Linfócitos T/imunologia , Timo/imunologia , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo
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Scand J Immunol ; 90(5): e12808, 2019 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31322752

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CD4+ T cell immunotherapy has potential for treatment in HIV-infected patients. A large number of expanded CD4+ T cells and confirmation of functional-related phenotypes are required for ensuring the successful outcomes of treatment. Freshly isolated CD4+ T cells from healthy donors were activated with anti-CD3/28-coated magnetic beads at different bead-to-cell ratios and cultured in the absence and presence of IL-2 supplementation for 3 weeks. Fold expansion, cell viability, growth kinetic and lymphocyte subset identities were determined. Data demonstrated that a 1:1 bead-to-cell ratio rendered the highest expansion of 1044-fold with 88% viability and 99.5% purity followed by the 2:1 and 0.5:1 ratios. No significant difference in proliferation and phenotypes was found between non-IL-2 and IL-2 supplementation groups. Several specific surface molecule expressions of the expanded cells including chemokine receptors, adhesion molecules, co-stimulatory molecules, activation molecules, maturation markers, cytokine receptors and other molecules were altered when compared to the unexpanded cells. This optimized expansion protocol using the 1:1 bead-to-cell ratio of anti-CD3/28-coated magnetic beads and culture condition without IL-2 supplementation provided the satisfactory yield with good reproducibility. Specific surface molecule expressions of the expanded cells presented potential roles in proliferation, differentiation, homeostasis, apoptosis and organ homing.


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Antígenos CD28/imunologia , Complexo CD3/imunologia , Linfócitos T CD4-Positivos/imunologia , Linfócitos T CD4-Positivos/transplante , Infecções por HIV/terapia , Imunoterapia Adotiva/métodos , Nanopartículas de Magnetita/uso terapêutico , Adulto , Proliferação de Células , Células Cultivadas , Materiais Revestidos Biocompatíveis , Humanos , Interleucina-2/imunologia , Ativação Linfocitária/imunologia , Resultado do Tratamento
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Nat Immunol ; 20(7): 793-801, 2019 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31213715

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Unlike other cells in the body, immune cells have to be able to enter and adapt to life within diverse tissues. Immune cells develop within dedicated immune system organs, such as the bone marrow, thymus and lymphoid tissues, but also inhabit other tissues, wherein they not only provide defense against infection and malignancies but also contribute to homeostatic tissue function. Because different tissues have widely divergent metabolic rates and fuel requirements, this raises interesting questions about the adaptation of immune cells in specific tissues. When immune cells take up residence in different tissues, they develop a transcriptional signature that reflects adaptation to life and function within that tissue. Genes encoding metabolic-pathway proteins are strongly represented within these signatures, reflective of the importance of metabolic adaptation to tissue residence. In this Review, we discuss the available data on the metabolic adaptation of immune cells to life in different tissue sites, within the broader framework of how functional adaptation versus maladaptation in the niche can affect tissue homeostasis.


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Adaptação Biológica , Metabolismo Energético , Sistema Imunitário/citologia , Sistema Imunitário/fisiologia , Especificidade de Órgãos/imunologia , Animais , Biomarcadores , Homeostase , Interações Hospedeiro-Patógeno/imunologia , Humanos , Ativação Linfocitária/genética , Ativação Linfocitária/imunologia , Ativação de Macrófagos/genética , Ativação de Macrófagos/imunologia , Macrófagos/imunologia , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2688, 2019 06 19.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31217437

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Neoantigens (nAgs) are promising tumor antigens for cancer vaccination with the potential of inducing robust and selective T cell responses. Genetic vaccines based on Adenoviruses derived from non-human Great Apes (GAd) elicit strong and effective T cell-mediated immunity in humans. Here, we investigate for the first time the potency and efficacy of a novel GAd encoding multiple neoantigens. Prophylactic or early therapeutic vaccination with GAd efficiently control tumor growth in mice. In contrast, combination of the vaccine with checkpoint inhibitors is required to eradicate large tumors. Gene expression profile of tumors in regression shows abundance of activated tumor infiltrating T cells with a more diversified TCR repertoire in animals treated with GAd and anti-PD1 compared to anti-PD1. Data suggest that effectiveness of vaccination in the presence of high tumor burden correlates with the breadth of nAgs-specific T cells and requires concomitant reversal of tumor suppression by checkpoint blockade.


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Adenoviridae/imunologia , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/uso terapêutico , Vacinas Anticâncer/uso terapêutico , Neoplasias/terapia , Vacinas Virais/uso terapêutico , Adenoviridae/genética , Animais , Antígenos de Neoplasias/imunologia , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/farmacologia , Vacinas Anticâncer/genética , Vacinas Anticâncer/imunologia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral/transplante , Terapia Combinada/métodos , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Feminino , Humanos , Imunoterapia/métodos , Ativação Linfocitária/efeitos dos fármacos , Ativação Linfocitária/imunologia , Linfócitos do Interstício Tumoral/efeitos dos fármacos , Linfócitos do Interstício Tumoral/imunologia , Camundongos , Neoplasias/imunologia , Receptor de Morte Celular Programada 1/antagonistas & inibidores , Receptor de Morte Celular Programada 1/imunologia , Linfócitos T/efeitos dos fármacos , Linfócitos T/imunologia , Resultado do Tratamento , Carga Tumoral/efeitos dos fármacos , Carga Tumoral/imunologia , Vacinas Sintéticas/genética , Vacinas Sintéticas/imunologia , Vacinas Sintéticas/uso terapêutico , Vacinas Virais/genética , Vacinas Virais/imunologia
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2678, 2019 06 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31213601

RESUMO

Myeloid cells contribute to tumor progression, but how the constellation of receptors they express regulates their functions within the tumor microenvironment (TME) is unclear. We demonstrate that Fcmr (Toso), the putative receptor for soluble IgM, modulates myeloid cell responses to cancer. In a syngeneic melanoma model, Fcmr ablation in myeloid cells suppressed tumor growth and extended mouse survival. Fcmr deficiency increased myeloid cell population density in this malignancy and enhanced anti-tumor immunity. Single-cell RNA sequencing of Fcmr-deficient tumor-associated mononuclear phagocytes revealed a unique subset with enhanced antigen processing/presenting properties. Conversely, Fcmr activity negatively regulated the activation and migratory capacity of myeloid cells in vivo, and T cell activation by bone marrow-derived dendritic cells in vitro. Therapeutic targeting of Fcmr during oncogenesis decreased tumor growth when used as a single agent or in combination with anti-PD-1. Thus, Fcmr regulates myeloid cell activation within the TME and may be a potential therapeutic target.


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Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/farmacologia , Proteínas de Transporte/metabolismo , Melanoma Experimental/imunologia , Proteínas de Membrana/metabolismo , Monócitos/imunologia , Neoplasias Cutâneas/imunologia , Animais , Apresentação do Antígeno/efeitos dos fármacos , Apresentação do Antígeno/imunologia , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/uso terapêutico , Carcinogênese/efeitos dos fármacos , Carcinogênese/imunologia , Proteínas de Transporte/antagonistas & inibidores , Proteínas de Transporte/genética , Proteínas de Transporte/imunologia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral/transplante , Movimento Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Movimento Celular/imunologia , Feminino , Ativação Linfocitária/imunologia , Melanoma Experimental/tratamento farmacológico , Melanoma Experimental/mortalidade , Melanoma Experimental/patologia , Proteínas de Membrana/antagonistas & inibidores , Proteínas de Membrana/genética , Proteínas de Membrana/imunologia , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Knockout , Monócitos/metabolismo , Receptor de Morte Celular Programada 1/antagonistas & inibidores , Receptor de Morte Celular Programada 1/imunologia , Receptor de Morte Celular Programada 1/metabolismo , Neoplasias Cutâneas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Cutâneas/mortalidade , Neoplasias Cutâneas/patologia , Análise de Sobrevida , Linfócitos T/imunologia , Microambiente Tumoral/imunologia
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2681, 2019 06 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31213606

RESUMO

Although chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapies have demonstrated considerable success in treating hematologic malignancies, they have simultaneously been plagued by a cytokine release syndrome (CRS) that can harm or even kill the cancer patient. We describe a CAR T cell strategy in which CAR T cell activation and cancer cell killing can be sensitively regulated by adjusting the dose of a low molecular weight adapter that must bridge between the CAR T cell and cancer cell to initiate tumor eradication. By controlling the concentration and dosing schedule of adapter administration, we document two methods that can rapidly terminate (<3 h) a pre-existing CRS-like toxicity and two unrelated methods that can pre-emptively prevent a CRS-like toxicity that would have otherwise occurred. Because all four methods concurrently enhance CAR T cell potency, we conclude that proper use of bispecific adapters could potentially avoid a life-threatening CRS while enhancing CAR T cell tumoricidal activity.


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Doenças do Sistema Imunitário/prevenção & controle , Imunoterapia Adotiva/efeitos adversos , Neoplasias/terapia , Receptores de Antígenos Quiméricos/imunologia , Linfócitos T/imunologia , Animais , Engenharia Celular/métodos , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Citocinas/imunologia , Fluoresceína/metabolismo , Receptores de Folato com Âncoras de GPI/metabolismo , Ácido Fólico/metabolismo , Humanos , Doenças do Sistema Imunitário/etiologia , Imunoterapia Adotiva/métodos , Ativação Linfocitária/imunologia , Camundongos , Neoplasias/imunologia , Receptores de Antígenos Quiméricos/metabolismo , Anticorpos de Cadeia Única/imunologia , Anticorpos de Cadeia Única/metabolismo , Síndrome , Linfócitos T/metabolismo , Linfócitos T/transplante , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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Nat Immunol ; 20(7): 879-889, 2019 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31182807

RESUMO

CD8+ T cells and natural killer (NK) cells are central cellular components of immune responses against pathogens and cancer, which rely on interleukin (IL)-15 for homeostasis. Here we show that IL-15 also mediates homeostatic priming of CD8+ T cells for antigen-stimulated activation, which is controlled by a deubiquitinase, Otub1. IL-15 mediates membrane recruitment of Otub1, which inhibits ubiquitin-dependent activation of AKT, a kinase that is pivotal for T cell activation and metabolism. Otub1 deficiency in mice causes aberrant responses of CD8+ T cells to IL-15, rendering naive CD8+ T cells hypersensitive to antigen stimulation characterized by enhanced metabolic reprograming and effector functions. Otub1 also controls the maturation and activation of NK cells. Deletion of Otub1 profoundly enhances anticancer immunity by unleashing the activity of CD8+ T cells and NK cells. These findings suggest that Otub1 controls the activation of CD8+ T cells and NK cells by functioning as a checkpoint of IL-15-mediated priming.


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Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/imunologia , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/metabolismo , Cisteína Endopeptidases/metabolismo , Interleucina-15/metabolismo , Células Matadoras Naturais/imunologia , Células Matadoras Naturais/metabolismo , Ativação Linfocitária/genética , Ativação Linfocitária/imunologia , Animais , Diferenciação Celular/genética , Diferenciação Celular/imunologia , Cisteína Endopeptidases/deficiência , Enzimas Desubiquitinantes/metabolismo , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Metabolismo Energético , Interações Hospedeiro-Patógeno/genética , Interações Hospedeiro-Patógeno/imunologia , Humanos , Interleucina-15/genética , Melanoma Experimental , Camundongos , Camundongos Transgênicos , Ligação Proteica , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/metabolismo , Receptores de Interleucina-15/metabolismo , Tolerância a Antígenos Próprios/genética , Tolerância a Antígenos Próprios/imunologia , Transdução de Sinais , Especificidade do Receptor de Antígeno de Linfócitos T , Ubiquitinação
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Mol Immunol ; 112: 305-311, 2019 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31229843

RESUMO

The pathophysiology of type II diabetes (T2D) in patients with normal body-mass index (BMI) remains unclear. In this study, we investigated the circulating CD4+CXCR5+ T cells in lean T2D patients. Compared with age-, gender-, and BMI-matched healthy controls, the lean T2D patients presented similar frequency and number of CD4+CXCR5+ T cells; however, the composition of CD4+CXCR5+ T subsets was altered. The CD4+CXCR5+ T cells in lean T2D patients were enriched with a Th17-like subset, characterized by an increase in the frequency of IL-17-secreting cells, and an increase in the frequency of CCR6+ cells. Compared to CCR6- CD4+CXCR5+ T cells, CCR6+ CD4+CXCR5+ T cells secreted significantly higher IL-17. Neither the frequency of IL-17-secreting CD4+CXCR5+ T cells, nor the frequency of CCR6+ CD4+CXCR5+ T cells, was associated with the BMI of the T2D patients. Interestingly, 10 out of 30 lean T2D patients in our cohort presented islet-reactive autoantibodies. Compared to the autoantibody-negative T2D patients, the autoantibody-positive T2D patients had significantly higher levels of IL-17-secreting CD4+CXCR5+ T cells and CCR6+ CD4+CXCR5+ T cells. In addition, compared to the CCR6- CD4+CXCR5+ T cells, the CCR6+ CD4+CXCR5+ T cells were more effective at promoting Ig secretion from autologous B cells. Together, this study demonstrated that an upregulation of Th17-like CD4+CXCR5+ T cells was present in lean T2D patients and was associated with autoantibody positivity.


Assuntos
Autoanticorpos/imunologia , Linfócitos T CD4-Positivos/imunologia , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/imunologia , Receptores CXCR5/imunologia , Células Th17/imunologia , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Feminino , Humanos , Interleucina-17/imunologia , Ativação Linfocitária/imunologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Adulto Jovem
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