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Clin Sci (Lond) ; 134(2): 273-287, 2020 Jan 31.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31957803

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The current main treatment for coronary artery disease (CAD) is to reduce low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) by statins, which could decrease the incidence of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACEs) by 30%. However, many residual risks still remain. To clarify the mechanism involved, we studied patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) with low LDL-C levels. Lymphocytes were isolated, and it was found that despite no difference in plasma LDL-C level, the lymphocyte cholesterol content was higher in AMI patient than those in non-CAD patients; thus, the decrease in intracellular cholesterol content was inconsistent with that in the plasma. Additionally, [3H]-cholesterol efflux rates were lower and mRNA levels of the inflammatory factors tumour necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) and interferon-γ (IFN-γ) higher in AMI lymphocytes. It was found that sulphotransferase 2B1b (SULT2B1b) expression was higher in AMI lymphocytes. Further research using Jurkat T lymphocytes confirmed that SULT2B1b knockdown increased cholesterol efflux capacity and decreased mRNA levels of TNF-α and IFN-γ by increasing liver X receptor (LXR)-ß levels. Furthermore, the degree of CpG island methylation in the SULT2B1b promoter was reduced in cells from AMI patients. In conclusion, SULT2B1b up-regulation due to hypomethylation of its promoter promotes cholesterol accumulation and inflammation by inhibiting LXR-ß in lymphocytes of AMI patients with low LDL-C levels. Therefore, reducing intracellular cholesterol is also important as plasma cholesterol levels. Therapeutic approaches to decrease SULT2B1b expression might be potentially beneficial for CAD prevention by decreasing intracellular cholesterol.


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Colesterol/metabolismo , Interferon gama/metabolismo , Linfócitos/metabolismo , Sulfotransferases/metabolismo , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/metabolismo , Transporte Biológico , Colesterol/sangue , LDL-Colesterol/metabolismo , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/genética , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/metabolismo , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/prevenção & controle , Metilação de DNA , Humanos , Mediadores da Inflamação/metabolismo , Interferon gama/genética , Células Jurkat , Receptores X do Fígado/genética , Receptores X do Fígado/metabolismo , Infarto do Miocárdio/genética , Infarto do Miocárdio/metabolismo , Infarto do Miocárdio/prevenção & controle , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas/genética , Sulfotransferases/genética , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/genética
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Gene ; 722: 144098, 2020 Jan 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31494241

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This study evaluated the possible association between SNPs in cytokines coding genes, namely IL10, IL6 and IFNG, cytokines serum levels and clinical assessment' scores in patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis(RA). SNPs genotyping was performed in 126 RA patients and 177 healthy individuals with Taqman probes specific for IL10 -1082 (T>C, rs1800896);INFG -1616 (A>G, rs2069705) and IL6 -174 (G>C, rs1800795) variants,positioned in regulatory regions. Cytokine Bead Array (CBA) was used to measure cytokine levels. We found association between INFG -1616 G allele(p = 0.0210; OR = 1.605) and INFG -1616 GG genotype (p = 0.0268; OR =2.609) and RA susceptibility. We also observed association between IL10 -1082 TT genotype and high clinical disease activity index (CDAI) values (p = 0.026; OR = 1.906; 95% CI = 1.082 - 3.359), IL10 -1082 CC genotype and low CDAI values (p = 0.016; OR = 0.256) and INFG -1616 AA and high CDAI values (p = 0.025; OR = 2.919). IL10 -1082 CC also exhibited the lowest IL-10 levels than IL10 -1082 TT (p = 0.020) and IL10 -1082 TC (p = 0.032). Finally, we verified higher IL-6 value in the RA patients than healthy control group (p = 0.007) and an association between high IL-6 levels and increased CDAI (r = 0.4648, p = 0.0015); DAS 28 (r = 0.3933, p= 0.0091), presence of bone erosions (r = 0.3170, p = 0.0361), ESR levels(r = 0.3041, p = 0.0448) and IFN-γ levels (r = 0.3049, p = 0.0468).Altogether, we suggest that IL10 -1082 (T>C, rs1800896) and INFG -1616(A>G, rs2069705) polymorphisms as well as IL-6 levels alterations may play a role for prognostic and disease follow-up.


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Artrite Reumatoide/genética , Interferon gama/genética , Interleucina-10/genética , Interleucina-6/genética , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Adulto , Artrite Reumatoide/sangue , Artrite Reumatoide/diagnóstico , Feminino , Frequência do Gene , Genótipo , Humanos , Interferon gama/sangue , Interleucina-10/sangue , Interleucina-6/sangue , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade
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J Environ Pathol Toxicol Oncol ; 38(2): 173-183, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31679280

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In the present study, we investigated the effects of conditioned media (CM) collected from the cancer cell lines (K562, MCF-7, and HeLa) on peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) isolated from the healthy human blood. The soluble factors in the CM are probably responsible for the differential mRNA expressions of Foxp3, Helios, Neuropilin- 1 (NRP-1), and glycoprotein A repetitions predominant (GARP), along with IFN-γ and TGF-ß in PBMCs cultured with cancer cells CM. The PBMCs cultured with CM of K562 showed increased expression of Foxp3, Helios, NRP-1, GARP, IFN-γ, and TGF-ß compared to PBMCs cultured with CM of MCF-7 and HeLa cells. In addition, the intracellular staining on PBMCs cultured with CM from cell lines were also evaluated for CD4, CD25, Foxp3, Helios, and NRP-1 by multicolor flow cytometry. The expression of CD4+CD25+Foxp3+, CD4+Helios+Foxp3+ and CD+NRP-1+Foxp3+ showed retarded cell population compared to control PBMCs. Our data suggest that soluble factors in CM of cancer cells may trigger the immune response in PBMCs resulting in a systematic response. Further research could lead to the identification of specific soluble factors that are involved in trafficking of cells into the immune cascades, which could be a safe and promising strategy for targeting human cancers.


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Expressão Gênica , Interferon gama/genética , Leucócitos Mononucleares/metabolismo , Fator de Crescimento Transformador beta/genética , Meios de Cultivo Condicionados , Células HeLa , Humanos , Interferon gama/metabolismo , Células K562 , Células MCF-7 , Fator de Crescimento Transformador beta/metabolismo
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BMC Complement Altern Med ; 19(1): 268, 2019 Oct 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31615568

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BACKGROUND: Long-term use of most immunosuppressants to treat allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) generates unavoidable severe side effects, warranting discovery or development of new immunosuppressants with good efficacy and low toxicity is urgently needed to treat this condition. Hispidulin, a flavonoid compound that can be delivered topically due to its favorable skin penetrability properties, has recently been reported to possess anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties. However, no studies have investigated the effect of hispidulin on Th1 cell activities in an ACD setting. METHODS: A contact hypersensitivity (CHS) mouse model was designed to simulate human ACD. The immunosuppressive effect of hispidulin was investigated via ear thickness, histologic changes (i.e., edema and spongiosis), and interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) gene expression in 1-fluoro-2,4-dinitrobenzene (DNFB)-sensitized mice. Cytotoxicity, total number of CD4+ T cells, and percentage of IFN-γ-producing CD4+ T cells were also investigated in vitro using isolated CD4+ T cells from murine spleens. RESULTS: Topically applied hispidulin effectively inhibited ear swelling (as measured by reduction in ear thickness), and reduced spongiosis, IFN-γ gene expression, and the number of infiltrated immune cells. The inhibitory effect of hispidulin was observed within 6 h after the challenge, and the observed effects were similar to those effectuated after dexamethasone administration. Hispidulin at a concentration up to 50 µM also suppressed IFN-γ-producing CD4+ T cells in a dose-dependent manner without inducing cell death, and without a change in total frequencies of CD4+ T cells among different concentration groups. CONCLUSION: The results of this study, therefore, suggest hispidulin as a novel compound for the treatment of ACD via the suppression of IFN-γ production in Th1 cells.


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Dermatite Alérgica de Contato/tratamento farmacológico , Flavonas/administração & dosagem , Imunossupressores/administração & dosagem , Animais , Linfócitos T CD4-Positivos/efeitos dos fármacos , Linfócitos T CD4-Positivos/imunologia , Dermatite Alérgica de Contato/genética , Dermatite Alérgica de Contato/imunologia , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Humanos , Interferon gama/genética , Interferon gama/imunologia , Ativação Linfocitária/efeitos dos fármacos , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Células Th1/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Th1/imunologia
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(46): 12752-12760, 2019 Nov 20.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31642668

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Atherosclerosis, the major risk of cardiovascular events, is a chronic vascular inflammatory disease. Pterostilbene is a naturally occurring dimethylated analogue of resveratrol and has recently been demonstrated to be beneficial against cardiovascular diseases. However, the underlying mechanisms of pterostilbene on atherosclerosis remain elusive. Experimental atherosclerosis was induced by a high-fat diet (HFD) in apolipoprotein E knockout (ApoE-/-) mice. Pterostilbene was administered intragastrically for 16 weeks. We found that pterostilbene significantly attenuated thoracic and abdominal atherosclerotic plaque formation in HFD-fed ApoE-/-mice, accompanied by modulated lipid profiles and reduced production of proinflammatory cytokines (including IL-6, IFN-γ, and TNF-α). In addition, pterostilbene restored vascular redox balance in thoracic and abdominal aorta, evidenced by enhanced catalase (CAT) expression and activities, and decreased malondialdehyde and H2O2 production. Notably, pterostilbene specifically induced CAT expression and activities in the vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) of thoracic and abdominal aorta. In vitro, pterostilbene markedly promoted the expression and activity of CAT and decreased ox-low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-mediated VSMC proliferation and intracellular H2O2 production, which was abolished by CAT siRNA knockdown or inhibition. Pterostilbene-induced CAT expression was associated with inhibition of Akt, PRAS40, and GSK-3ß signaling activation and upregulation of PTEN. Our data clearly demonstrated that pterostilbene exerted an antiatherosclerotic effect by inducing CAT and modulating the VSMC function.


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Aterosclerose/tratamento farmacológico , Catalase/metabolismo , Músculo Liso Vascular/enzimologia , Estilbenos/administração & dosagem , Animais , Aorta/efeitos dos fármacos , Aorta/metabolismo , Apolipoproteínas E/genética , Apolipoproteínas E/metabolismo , Aterosclerose/genética , Aterosclerose/metabolismo , Catalase/genética , Glicogênio Sintase Quinase 3 beta/genética , Glicogênio Sintase Quinase 3 beta/metabolismo , Humanos , Peróxido de Hidrogênio/metabolismo , Interferon gama/genética , Interferon gama/metabolismo , Interleucina-6/genética , Interleucina-6/metabolismo , Lipoproteínas LDL/metabolismo , Masculino , Malondialdeído/metabolismo , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Knockout , Músculo Liso Vascular/metabolismo , Oxirredução
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Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi ; 44(16): 3448-3453, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31602908

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The aim of this paper was to study the influence of triptolide in the immune response pathways of acquired immune deficiency syndrome( AIDS). Target proteins of triptolide and related genes of AIDS were searched in PubChem and Gene databases on line. Molecular networks and canonical pathways comparison analyses were performed by bioinformatics software( IPA). There were 15 targets proteins of triptolide and 258 related genes of AIDS. Close biological relationships of molecules of triptolide and AIDS were established by networks analysis. There were 21 common immune response pathways of triptolide and AIDS,including neuroinflammation signaling pathway,Th1 and Th2 activation pathway and role of pattern recognition receptors in recognition of bacteria and viruses. Triptolide stimulated immune response pathways by the main molecules of IFNγ,JAK2,NOD1,PTGS2,RORC. IFNγ is the focus nodes of triptolide and AIDS,and regulates genes of AIDS directly or indirectly. Triptolide may against AIDS by regulating molecules IFNγ in immune response pathways.


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Síndrome de Imunodeficiência Adquirida/tratamento farmacológico , Diterpenos/farmacologia , Interferon gama/genética , Fenantrenos/farmacologia , Síndrome de Imunodeficiência Adquirida/imunologia , Biologia Computacional , Compostos de Epóxi/farmacologia , Redes Reguladoras de Genes , Humanos , Receptores de Reconhecimento de Padrão/imunologia , Transdução de Sinais , Linfócitos T/imunologia
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BMC Complement Altern Med ; 19(1): 264, 2019 Oct 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31590658

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BACKGROUND: Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common degenerative disease of synovial joints caused by inflammation. Acteoside (ACT), a major component and lipase inhibitor from the Chinese tea Ligustrum purpurascens kudingcha, has been reported to regulate the inflammation and immune response. The study aims to investigate the effects of ACT on inflammatory responses and joint protection in OA rats. METHODS: Cell proliferation was examined by MTT and colony formation assay. Apoptosis was analyzed using flow cytometry with Annexin V/PI staining. ELISA was employed to examine the concentration of inflammatory cytokines. OA rat model was established by surgery stimulation. RESULTS: ACT treatment significantly inhibited the upregulation of inflammatory cytokines induced by IL-1ß in primary chondrocytes, including IL-6, IL-12, TNF-α and IFN-γ. ACT stimulation also enhanced the cell proliferation, while inhibited cell apoptosis in IL-1ß-treated chondrocytes. Consistently, ACT treatment led to downregulation of cleaved-caspase-3 and apoptosis regulator Bax, and upregulation of Bcl-2. Furthermore, ACT treatment inhibited IL-1ß-induced activation of JAK/STAT pathway. The results were confirmed in surgery-induced OA rat model. Moreover, ACT treatment significantly inhibited synovial inflammation and articular chondrocyte apoptosis in OA rats. CONCLUSION: Our findings indicate that ACT has the potential therapeutic effect on OA through inhibiting the inflammatory responses via inactivating JAK/STAT signaling pathway.


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Medicamentos de Ervas Chinesas/administração & dosagem , Glucosídeos/administração & dosagem , Ligustrum/química , Osteoartrite/tratamento farmacológico , Fenóis/administração & dosagem , Animais , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Condrócitos , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Humanos , Interferon gama/genética , Interferon gama/imunologia , Janus Quinases/genética , Janus Quinases/imunologia , Masculino , Osteoartrite/genética , Osteoartrite/imunologia , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Fatores de Transcrição STAT/genética , Fatores de Transcrição STAT/imunologia , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/genética , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/imunologia
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Int J Infect Dis ; 88: 88-99, 2019 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31521850

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OBJECTIVES: This study examined the epidemiological, clinical, and immunological characteristics of the 2015 dengue outbreak in Taiwan. METHODS: Clinical data were collected from dengue fever (DF) and dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) patients. A phylogenetic tree was used to analyze the source of the outbreak strain. Paired plasma samples from DF/DHF patients were used for antibody-dependent enhancement (ADE) assay and cytokine multiplex biometric immunoassay to validate the immunological mechanism. RESULTS: This outbreak mainly occurred in two of the southern cities of Taiwan: Tainan (n=22 777; 52%) and Kaohsiung (n=19 784; 45%). A high DHF death rate was noted (34.6%). The case (DHF) and control (DF) study indicated that older age (>60 years), type II diabetes, and hypertension were risk factors correlated with the development of DHF (p< 0.0001). The phylogenetic tree results suggested that the outbreak-associated strain was dengue virus serotype 2 and cosmopolitan genotype, forming a stable cluster with the isolates from Thailand and Indonesia (bootstrap value of 99%). Cytokine analyses demonstrated that levels of interleukin (IL)-6, IL-4, IL-13, IL-1ß, interferon gamma (IFN-γ), and granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) were significantly higher in DHF patients compared to DF patients (p< 0.001). The ADE assay showed that diluted plasma containing preexisting dengue antibodies from DHF patients significantly enhanced dengue infection (p< 0.05). CONCLUSION: The results suggest that older age, type II diabetes, hypertension, immunological cytokine dysregulation, and preexisting dengue antibodies inducing ADE infection are correlated with dengue severity. This study also indicates that the largest dengue outbreak in Taiwan might have been a result of imported DF from dengue epidemic regions.


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Vírus da Dengue/isolamento & purificação , Dengue/epidemiologia , Adulto , Idoso , Citocinas/genética , Citocinas/imunologia , Dengue/genética , Dengue/imunologia , Dengue/virologia , Vírus da Dengue/classificação , Vírus da Dengue/genética , Surtos de Doenças , Epidemias , Feminino , Humanos , Interferon gama/genética , Interferon gama/imunologia , Interleucina-6/genética , Interleucina-6/imunologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Filogenia , Fatores de Risco , Sorogrupo , Taiwan/epidemiologia , Adulto Jovem
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Vet Microbiol ; 237: 108405, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31561922

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Nipah virus (NiV), a BSL-4 pathogen, belongs to the genus Henipavirus within the family Paramyxoviridae. To date, no effective vaccine is available. Although most of the current vaccine studies aim to induce a neutralizing antibody response, it has become evident that a promising vaccine should target both, humoral and cell-mediated immune response. Virus-like particles (VLPs) have been shown to activate both arms of the adaptive immune response. In our study, VLPs composed of the NiV surface glycoproteins G and F and the matrix protein of the closely related Hendra virus (HeV M) induced both, a neutralizing antibody response and an antigen-specific CD8 T cell response with proliferation, IFN-γ expression and Th1 cytokine secretion in C57BL/6 mice. In contrast, in BALB/c mice only a neutralizing antibody response was observed. All three viral proteins included in the VLPs were shown to harbor CD8 T cell epitopes; however, the combination of all three proteins enhanced the magnitude of the CD8 T cell response. To conclude, VLPs represent a promising vaccine candidate, as they induce humoral as well as CD8 T cell-mediated immune responses.


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Antígenos Virais/imunologia , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/fisiologia , Proliferação de Células/fisiologia , Henipavirus/imunologia , Proteínas Virais/imunologia , Animais , Anticorpos Neutralizantes , Citocinas , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/imunologia , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Interferon gama/genética , Interferon gama/metabolismo , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Plasmídeos , Baço/citologia , Células Th1 , Células Th2 , Células Vero , Proteínas Virais/genética
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Immunology ; 158(2): 136-149, 2019 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31515801

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Immune-checkpoint blockade antibodies have been approved for the treatment of cancer. However, poorly immunogenic tumours are less responsive to such therapies. Agonistic anti-Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) activate only cell-surface TLR4; in contrast, lipopolysaccharide (LPS) activates both TLR4 and intracellular inflammatory caspases. In this study, we investigated the adjuvant activity of an anti-TLR4 mAb in T-cell-mediated antitumour immunity. The anti-TLR4 mAb induced the activation of antigen-specific T-cells in adoptive transfer studies. The growth of ovalbumin (OVA)-expressing tumours was significantly suppressed by administration of OVA and the anti-TLR4 mAb in combination, but not individually. The antitumour effect of anti-PD-1 mAb was enhanced in mice administered with OVA plus the anti-TLR4 mAb. The OVA-specific IFN-γ-producing CD8 T-cells were induced by administration of OVA and the anti-TLR4 mAb. The suppression of tumour growth was diminished by depletion of CD8, but not CD4, T-cells. The inflammatory response to the anti-TLR4 mAb was of significantly lesser magnitude than that to LPS, as assessed by NF-κB activation and production of TNF-α, IL-6 and IL-1ß. Administration of LPS (at a dose that elicited levels of proinflammatory cytokines comparable to those by the anti-TLR4 mAb) plus OVA induced no or less-marked activation of OVA-specific T-cells and failed to suppress tumour growth in mice. In conclusion, the agonistic anti-TLR4 mAb induces potent CD8 T-cell-dependent antitumour immunity and an inflammatory response of lesser magnitude than does LPS. The agonistic anti-TLR4 mAb has potential as an adjuvant for use in vaccines against cancer.


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Adjuvantes Imunológicos/farmacologia , Anticorpos Monoclonais/farmacologia , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/farmacologia , Melanoma Experimental/terapia , Neoplasias Cutâneas/terapia , Receptor 4 Toll-Like/antagonistas & inibidores , Animais , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/efeitos dos fármacos , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/imunologia , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/patologia , Imunização , Imunoterapia/métodos , Interferon gama/genética , Interferon gama/imunologia , Interleucina-1beta/genética , Interleucina-1beta/imunologia , Interleucina-6/genética , Interleucina-6/imunologia , Lipopolissacarídeos/farmacologia , Ativação Linfocitária/efeitos dos fármacos , Macrófagos/efeitos dos fármacos , Macrófagos/imunologia , Melanoma Experimental/genética , Melanoma Experimental/imunologia , Melanoma Experimental/patologia , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Transgênicos , NF-kappa B/genética , NF-kappa B/imunologia , Ovalbumina/administração & dosagem , Cultura Primária de Células , Receptor de Morte Celular Programada 1/genética , Receptor de Morte Celular Programada 1/imunologia , Neoplasias Cutâneas/genética , Neoplasias Cutâneas/imunologia , Neoplasias Cutâneas/patologia , Células Th1/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Th1/imunologia , Células Th1/patologia , Receptor 4 Toll-Like/genética , Receptor 4 Toll-Like/imunologia , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/genética , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/imunologia
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Infect Immun ; 87(10)2019 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31383744

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Reproductive tract pathology caused by Chlamydia trachomatis infection is an important global cause of human infertility. To better understand the mechanisms associated with Chlamydia-induced genital tract pathogenesis in humans, we used CRISPR genome editing to disrupt Toll-like receptor 3 (TLR3) function in the human oviduct epithelial (hOE) cell line OE-E6/E7 in order to investigate the possible role(s) of TLR3 signaling in the immune response to Chlamydia Disruption of TLR3 function in these cells significantly diminished the Chlamydia-induced synthesis of several inflammation biomarkers, including interferon beta (IFN-ß), interleukin-6 (IL-6), interleukin-6 receptor alpha (IL-6Rα), soluble interleukin-6 receptor beta (sIL-6Rß, or gp130), IL-8, IL-20, IL-26, IL-34, soluble tumor necrosis factor receptor 1 (sTNF-R1), tumor necrosis factor ligand superfamily member 13B (TNFSF13B), matrix metalloproteinase 1 (MMP-1), MMP-2, and MMP-3. In contrast, the Chlamydia-induced synthesis of CCL5, IL-29 (IFN-λ1), and IL-28A (IFN-λ2) was significantly increased in TLR3-deficient hOE cells compared to their wild-type counterparts. Our results indicate a role for TLR3 signaling in limiting the genital tract fibrosis, scarring, and chronic inflammation often associated with human chlamydial disease. Interestingly, we saw that Chlamydia infection induced the production of biomarkers associated with persistence, tumor metastasis, and autoimmunity, such as soluble CD163 (sCD163), chitinase-3-like protein 1, osteopontin, and pentraxin-3, in hOE cells; however, their expression levels were significantly dysregulated in TLR3-deficient hOE cells. Finally, we demonstrate using hOE cells that TLR3 deficiency resulted in an increased amount of chlamydial lipopolysaccharide (LPS) within Chlamydia inclusions, which is suggestive that TLR3 deficiency leads to enhanced chlamydial replication and possibly increased genital tract pathogenesis during human infection.


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Chlamydia trachomatis/imunologia , Células Epiteliais/microbiologia , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/imunologia , Interações Hospedeiro-Patógeno/imunologia , Receptor 3 Toll-Like/imunologia , Fator Ativador de Células B/genética , Fator Ativador de Células B/imunologia , Linhagem Celular Transformada , Quimiocina CCL5/genética , Quimiocina CCL5/imunologia , Chlamydia trachomatis/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Chlamydia trachomatis/patogenicidade , Receptor gp130 de Citocina/genética , Receptor gp130 de Citocina/imunologia , Células Epiteliais/imunologia , Tubas Uterinas/imunologia , Tubas Uterinas/microbiologia , Feminino , Deleção de Genes , Células HeLa , Interações Hospedeiro-Patógeno/genética , Humanos , Interferon gama/genética , Interferon gama/imunologia , Interleucina-6/genética , Interleucina-6/imunologia , Interleucinas/genética , Interleucinas/imunologia , Metaloproteinase 1 da Matriz/genética , Metaloproteinase 1 da Matriz/imunologia , Receptores de Interleucina-6/genética , Receptores de Interleucina-6/imunologia , Transdução de Sinais , Receptor 3 Toll-Like/deficiência , Receptor 3 Toll-Like/genética
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 3859, 2019 08 27.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31455769

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Induction of long-lived antibody responses during infection or vaccination is often essential for subsequent protection, but the relative contributions of T follicular helper (Tfh) cells and T helper 1 (Th1) cells for induction of antigen specific antibody responses to viruses are unclear. Here, we establish an acute Zika virus (ZIKV) infection model in immunocompetent mice, and show that ZIKV infection elicits robust Th1-like Tfh cell and protective antibody responses. While these Th1-like Tfh cells share phenotypic and transcriptomic profiles with both Tfh and Th1 cells, they also have unique surface markers and gene expression characteristics, and are dependent on T-bet for their development. Th1-like Tfh cells, but not Th1 cells, are essential for class switching of ZIKV-specific IgG2c antibodies and maintenance of long-term neutralizing antibody responses. Our study suggests that specific modulation of the Th1-like Tfh cell response during infection or vaccination may augment the induction of antiviral antibody response to ZIKV and other viruses.


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Switching de Imunoglobulina/imunologia , Subpopulações de Linfócitos T/imunologia , Linfócitos T Auxiliares-Indutores/imunologia , Infecção por Zika virus/imunologia , Zika virus/imunologia , Animais , Anticorpos Neutralizantes/imunologia , Anticorpos Neutralizantes/metabolismo , Anticorpos Antivirais/imunologia , Anticorpos Antivirais/metabolismo , Interações entre Hospedeiro e Microrganismos/imunologia , Imunoglobulina G/genética , Imunoglobulina G/imunologia , Interferon gama/genética , Interferon gama/imunologia , Interferon gama/metabolismo , Camundongos , Camundongos Knockout , Transdução de Sinais/imunologia , Proteínas com Domínio T/metabolismo , Subpopulações de Linfócitos T/metabolismo , Linfócitos T Auxiliares-Indutores/metabolismo , Células Vero , Infecção por Zika virus/virologia
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Molecules ; 24(16)2019 Aug 16.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31426284

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Allergic disease is one of the most important and common health problems worldwide. We have previously demonstrated that a fig leaf-derived lactic acid bacterium Lactobacillus (Lb.) paracasei IJH-SONE68 produces a novel exopolysaccharide (EPS). Furthermore, we have shown that the EPS inhibits the catalytic activity of hyaluronidase (EC 3.2.1.36) promoting inflammatory reactions. To evaluate the anti-allergy and anti-inflammatory effects of the EPS, in the present study, we employed the picryl-chloride-induced delayed-type (type IV) allergy model mice, which is used to evaluate the contact dermatitis. Oral administration of the EPS was observed to reduce the ear swelling in the model mice. We also observed that the overexpression of ear interleukin-4 (T helper (Th) 2 cytokine) mRNA and the increase in serum immunoglobulin E (IgE) are repressed. However, the expression of interferon-γ (Th1 cytokine) was not accelerated in all of the allergen-challenged model mice. The improvement may be responsible for the Th2 downregulation rather than the Th1 upregulation. In addition, the symptom of immediate-type (type I) allergy model mice was improved by oral administration of the IJH-SONE68 cell (data not shown). We can conclude that the IJH-SONE68-derived EPS is useful to improve the type I and IV allergies including atopic dermatitis.


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Antialérgicos/farmacologia , Anti-Inflamatórios/farmacologia , Dermatite de Contato/prevenção & controle , Fármacos Dermatológicos/farmacologia , Lactobacillus paracasei/química , Polissacarídeos Bacterianos/farmacologia , Administração Oral , Alérgenos/imunologia , Alérgenos/metabolismo , Animais , Antialérgicos/isolamento & purificação , Anti-Inflamatórios/isolamento & purificação , Dermatite de Contato/etiologia , Dermatite de Contato/imunologia , Dermatite de Contato/patologia , Fármacos Dermatológicos/isolamento & purificação , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Orelha , Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Hialuronoglucosaminidase/antagonistas & inibidores , Hialuronoglucosaminidase/imunologia , Hialuronoglucosaminidase/metabolismo , Imunoglobulina E/sangue , Imunoglobulina E/genética , Interferon gama/genética , Interferon gama/imunologia , Interleucina-4/genética , Interleucina-4/imunologia , Lactobacillus paracasei/metabolismo , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Cloreto de Picrila/administração & dosagem , Polissacarídeos Bacterianos/isolamento & purificação , Células Th1/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Th1/imunologia , Células Th2/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Th2/imunologia
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Exp Parasitol ; 205: 107736, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31442455

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Goats are frequently described as an intermediate host for the protozoan Neospora caninum, manifesting the disease mainly by recurrent abortions with placentitis and encephalitis in fetuses. Several reports of natural and experimental infections in cattle and mice show differences in the immune response, and the outcome of the infection can be variable depending on the species affected and by the behavior of the infective strain. This study describes for the first time two Neospora caninum strains isolated from naturally infected goats from the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. One placenta and one brain from different goats were processed for a first bioassay in gerbils (Meriones unguiculatus). Subsequently, a second bioassay was performed by inoculating the processed brain samples from gerbils into Interferon gamma (IFN-γ) knockout mice (KO mice). Tachyzoites collected from the peritoneal fluid of the KO mice were inoculated into VERO cell monolayers, where they presented a very slow growth rate. The tachyzoites were also inoculated into BALB/c mice with a dose of 106 tachyzoites per animal. After a 5-week follow up, the animals infected with both of the strains developed a strong polarized Th1 response with increased serum and spleen gene expression levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines (mainly IFN-γ and TNF-α) in the first week. Tissue lesions were mild in the animals infected with both strains. Despite the strong immune response preventing an infection in the visceral organs, the parasite was able to reach the brain, causing progressive brain lesions from the second to fifth week post infection. The NC-goat1-infected mice presented with severe meningoencephalitis, but the NC-goat2-infected animals had considerable histological brain lesions only at week 5. Immunohistochemical analysis of the mouse brains revealed a different pattern of inflammatory cells compared to the naturally infected goats. A severe inflammatory infiltrate of CD3+ T lymphocytes was found in the NC-goat1-infected mice. A more discrete infiltrate of CD3+ T cells was found in the NC-goat2-infected animals. Additionally, IBA1 IHC revealed an intense microglial reaction and monocyte perivascular cuffs in the NC-goat1-infected animals and lower microglia/monocyte infiltrates in the NC-goat2-infected mice. This work contributes knowledge on the pathogenicity of new Neospora caninum strains in mice, comparable with other well-established mouse models of the disease, and demonstrates the importance of studying goats as an intermediate host of this parasite.


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Coccidiose/veterinária , Doenças das Cabras/parasitologia , Neospora/patogenicidade , Animais , Bioensaio/veterinária , Encéfalo/parasitologia , Encéfalo/patologia , Coccidiose/parasitologia , Coccidiose/patologia , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Feminino , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Gerbillinae , Doenças das Cabras/patologia , Cabras , Imuno-Histoquímica/veterinária , Interferon gama/genética , Interferon gama/metabolismo , Fígado/patologia , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Knockout , Neospora/isolamento & purificação , Pâncreas/patologia , Placenta/patologia , Gravidez , Baço/metabolismo , Baço/patologia , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/genética , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/metabolismo , Células Vero
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Neurology ; 93(12): e1193-e1204, 2019 09 17.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31434690

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OBJECTIVE: Activation of the type 1 interferon (IFN1) pathway is a prominent feature of dermatomyositis (DM) muscle and may play a role in the pathogenesis of this disease. However, the relevance of the IFN1 pathway in patients with other types of myositis such as the antisynthetase syndrome (AS), immune-mediated necrotizing myopathy (IMNM), and inclusion body myositis (IBM) is largely unknown. Moreover, the activation of the type 2 interferon (IFN2) pathway has not been comprehensively explored in myositis. In this cross-sectional study, our objective was to determine whether IFN1 and IFN2 pathways are differentially activated in different types of myositis by performing RNA sequencing on muscle biopsy samples from 119 patients with DM, IMNM, AS, or IBM and on 20 normal muscle biopsies. METHODS: The expression of IFN1- and IFN2-inducible genes was compared between the different groups. RESULTS: The expression of IFN1-inducible genes was high in DM, moderate in AS, and low in IMNM and IBM. In contrast, the expression of IFN2-inducible genes was high in DM, IBM, and AS but low in IMNM. The expression of IFN-inducible genes correlated with the expression of genes associated with inflammation and muscle regeneration. Of note, ISG15 expression levels alone performed as well as composite scores relying on multiple genes to monitor activation of the IFN1 pathway in myositis muscle biopsies. CONCLUSIONS: IFN1 and IFN2 pathways are differentially activated in different forms of myositis. This observation may have therapeutic implications because immunosuppressive medications may preferentially target each of these pathways.


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Interferon Tipo I/genética , Interferon gama/genética , Músculo Esquelético/metabolismo , Miosite/genética , Miosite/metabolismo , Feminino , Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Interferon Tipo I/biossíntese , Interferon gama/biossíntese , Masculino , Músculo Esquelético/patologia , Miosite/patologia
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Chem Biol Interact ; 311: 108790, 2019 Sep 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31400342

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Preclinical assays play a key role in research in research on the neurobiology of pain and the development of novel analgesics. Drugs available for the treatment of inflammatory pain are not fully effective and show adverse effects. Thus, we investigated the antinociceptive, anti-inflammatory and anti-hyperalgesic effects of bis(3-amino-2-pyridine) diselenide (BAPD), a new analgesic drug prototype. BAPD effects were investigated using nociception models induced by chemical (glutamate), immunologic (Freund's Complete Adjuvant - CFA) and thermal stimuli in Swiss mice. Mice were orally (p.o.) treated with BAPD (0.1-50 mg/kg) 30 min prior to the glutamate and hot-plate tests and a time-course (0.5 up to 8 h) of the antinociceptive effect of BAPD (50 mg/kg, p. o.) was evaluated in a CFA model. In the CFA model, BAPD effects on cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), tumor necrosis factor (TNFα) and interferon-γ (INF-γ) expression, myeloperoxidase (MPO) activity, oxidative (2,2'-Azino-bis-3-ethylbenzothiazoline 6-sulfonic acid and 2,2-diphe- nyl-1-picrylhydrazyl levels) and histological parameters were evaluated. The safety of the compound (50 and 300 mg/kg, p. o.) was verified for 72 h. BAPD reduced the licking time induced by glutamate and caused an increase in latency response to thermal stimulus. Naloxone reversed the antinociceptive effect of BAPD. Paw edema formation induced by glutamate or CFA injection was reduced by BAPD. Mechanical hyperalgesia induced by CFA was attenuated by BAPD. BAPD did not protect against the increase in MPO activity and decrease of the 2,2'-Azino-bis-3-ethylbenzothiazoline 6-sulfonic acid and 2,2-diphe- nyl-1-picrylhydrazyl levels induced by CFA. BAPD protected against histological alterations and reduction on the levels of gene expression COX-2 and INF-γ in the paw of mice exposed to CFA. BAPD was safe at the doses and time evaluated. BAPD exerts acute antinociceptive, anti-inflammatory and anti-hyperalgesic actions, suggesting that it may represent an alternative in the future development of new therapeutic strategies.


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Analgésicos/farmacologia , Anti-Inflamatórios/farmacologia , Ciclo-Oxigenase 2/metabolismo , Interferon gama/metabolismo , Nociceptividade/efeitos dos fármacos , Receptores Opioides/metabolismo , Analgésicos/química , Analgésicos/uso terapêutico , Animais , Anti-Inflamatórios/química , Anti-Inflamatórios/uso terapêutico , Ciclo-Oxigenase 2/genética , Edema/tratamento farmacológico , Edema/patologia , Comportamento Exploratório/efeitos dos fármacos , Pé/patologia , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Ácido Glutâmico/farmacologia , Interferon gama/genética , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Fígado/metabolismo , Locomoção/efeitos dos fármacos , Masculino , Camundongos , Dor/tratamento farmacológico , Dor/patologia , Receptores de N-Metil-D-Aspartato/metabolismo , Receptores Opioides/genética , Testes de Toxicidade Aguda , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/genética , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/metabolismo
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Vet Immunol Immunopathol ; 216: 109892, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31446206

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Cyclosporine and glucocorticoids are powerful immunosuppressive agents used to treat many inflammatory diseases in dogs. Cyclosporine inhibits calcineurin-dependent pathways of T cell activation and resultant T cell cytokine production, and glucocorticoids directly inhibit genes coding for cytokines. Little work has been done comparing the effects of these agents on T cell cytokine production in dogs. Our study measured T cell interleukin-2 (IL-2) and interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) production using flow cytometry and T cell IL-2 and IFN-γ gene expression using quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) in activated canine T cells incubated with cyclosporine and dexamethasone in vitro. For flow cytometric assays, diluted whole blood was cultured for 7 h in the presence of cyclosporine (10, 100, 500, and 1000 ng/mL) or dexamethasone (10 ng/mL, 100 ng/mL, 1 µg/mL, and 10 µg/mL). For qRT-PCR, whole blood was cultured for 5 h with the same drugs at the same concentrations, and RNA was then extracted from leukocytes. Flow cytometry and qRT-PCR both demonstrated inhibition of IL-2 and IFN-γ that was concentration-dependent in response to cyclosporine, and was more variable for dexamethasone. Quantitative RT-PCR but not flow cytometry documented significant reduction of IL-2 expression after dexamethasone treatment, while both methods showed concentration-dependent suppression of IFN-γ. Quantitative RT-PCR also revealed additional cytokine suppression at higher cyclosporine concentrations, an effect not found using flow cytometry, and may therefore be the preferred method for cytokine determination in dogs. Suppression of IL-2 and IFN-γ in activated T cells may have potential as an indicator of the efficacy of cyclosporine and glucocorticoids in suppressing canine T cell function in vivo, and may therefore be of value for characterizing the immunosuppression induced by these drugs in clinical patients.


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Ciclosporina/farmacologia , Dexametasona/farmacologia , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Interferon gama/metabolismo , Interleucina-2/metabolismo , Linfócitos T/efeitos dos fármacos , Animais , Ciclosporina/administração & dosagem , Dexametasona/administração & dosagem , Cães , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Glucocorticoides/farmacologia , Imunidade Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Imunossupressores/administração & dosagem , Imunossupressores/farmacologia , Interferon gama/genética , Interleucina-2/genética
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Mol Cell ; 75(6): 1229-1242.e5, 2019 09 19.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31377117

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Interferon gamma (IFN-γ), critical for host defense and tumor surveillance, requires tight control of its expression. Multiple cis-regulatory elements exist around Ifng along with a non-coding transcript, Ifng-as1 (also termed NeST). Here, we describe two genetic models generated to dissect the molecular functions of this locus and its RNA product. DNA deletion within the Ifng-as1 locus disrupted chromatin organization of the extended Ifng locus, impaired Ifng response, and compromised host defense. Insertion of a polyA signal ablated the Ifng-as1 full-length transcript and impaired host defense, while allowing proper chromatin structure. Transient knockdown of Ifng-as1 also reduced IFN-γ production. In humans, discordant expression of IFNG and IFNG-AS1 was evident in memory T cells, with high expression of this long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) and low expression of the cytokine. These results establish Ifng-as1 as an important regulator of Ifng expression, as a DNA element and transcribed RNA, involved in dynamic and cell state-specific responses to infection.


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Regulação da Expressão Gênica/imunologia , Memória Imunológica , Interferon gama/imunologia , RNA não Traduzido/imunologia , Linfócitos T/imunologia , Animais , Cromatina/genética , Cromatina/imunologia , Feminino , Técnicas de Silenciamento de Genes , /patologia , Interferon gama/genética , Camundongos , RNA não Traduzido/genética , Linfócitos T/patologia
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Int J Mol Sci ; 20(15)2019 Jul 24.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31344940

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Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) is ubiquitously prevalent. HCMV infection is typically asymptomatic and controlled by the immune system in healthy individuals, yet HCMV can be severely pathogenic for the fetus during pregnancy and in immunocompromised persons, such as transplant recipients or HIV infected patients. HCMV has co-evolved with the hosts, developed strategies to hide from immune effector cells and to successfully survive in the human organism. One strategy for evading or delaying the immune response is maintenance of the viral genome to establish the phase of latency. Furthermore, HCMV immune evasion involves the downregulation of human leukocyte antigens (HLA)-Ia molecules to hide infected cells from T-cell recognition. HCMV expresses several proteins that are described for downregulation of the HLA class I pathway via various mechanisms. Here, we review the wide range of immune evasion mechanisms of HCMV. Understanding the mechanisms of HCMV immune evasion will contribute to the development of new customized therapeutic strategies against the virus.


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Infecções por Citomegalovirus/imunologia , Citomegalovirus/imunologia , Imunidade Celular/genética , Células Matadoras Naturais/imunologia , Citomegalovirus/patogenicidade , Infecções por Citomegalovirus/virologia , Genoma Viral/imunologia , Antígenos HLA/imunologia , Humanos , Interferon gama/genética , Interferon gama/imunologia , Linfócitos T/imunologia , Linfócitos T/virologia , Latência Viral/imunologia
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Infect Immun ; 87(10)2019 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31331955

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Porphyromonas gingivalis is considered a keystone pathogen that contributes to the initiation and progression of periodontitis in humans. P. gingivalis has also been detected in human placentas associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes. The spread of P. gingivalis from the oral cavity to the reproductive tract thus represents a potential mechanism whereby periodontitis can lead to adverse pregnancy outcomes. In a murine model of pregnancy and oral infection with P. gingivalis, C57BL/6J mice developed low fetal weight, whereas C57BL/6NCrl mice did not. Although C57BL/6NCrl mice harbor segmented filamentous bacteria that drive a Th17 response, fetal weight was independent of frequency of Th17 or Th1 in either substrain. Low fetal weight was instead correlated with increasing amounts of P. gingivalis DNA in the placentas of the C57BL/6J dams. In contrast, fetal weight in C57BL/6NCrl mice was independent of P. gingivalis in the placenta. Differences in genetics or microbiome that influence the ability of P. gingivalis to colonize the placenta may drive differential fetal weight outcomes between C57BL/6J and C57BL/6NCrl mice and, potentially, between diverse human populations.


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Infecções por Bacteroidaceae/microbiologia , Peso Fetal , Periodontite/microbiologia , Porphyromonas gingivalis/patogenicidade , Complicações Infecciosas na Gravidez/microbiologia , Células Th17/microbiologia , Animais , Infecções por Bacteroidaceae/imunologia , Infecções por Bacteroidaceae/patologia , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Feminino , Feto , Expressão Gênica , Interferon gama/genética , Interferon gama/imunologia , Interleucina-17/genética , Interleucina-17/imunologia , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Transgênicos , Boca/imunologia , Boca/microbiologia , Periodontite/imunologia , Periodontite/patologia , Placenta/imunologia , Placenta/microbiologia , Porphyromonas gingivalis/imunologia , Gravidez , Complicações Infecciosas na Gravidez/imunologia , Complicações Infecciosas na Gravidez/patologia , Especificidade da Espécie , Células Th17/imunologia
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