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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(39): e17311, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31574860

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Immune infiltration of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is closely associated with the patients' prognosis. However, previous studies have not interpreted the difference of infiltrating immune cells in NPC.We comprehensively analyzed the tumor-infiltrating immune cells present in NPC for the first time, which was based on a scientific deconvolution algorithm (CIBERSORT) and the gene expression data of GSE64634. The fractions of 22 immune cells were assessed to reveal the associations between normal samples and NPC samples.Profiles of immune infiltration vary significantly between normal samples and NPC samples, and the variation could characterize the individual differences. NPC samples contained a higher proportion for M1 macrophages, whereas memory B cells and CD4 memory resting T cells were relatively lower.Our data suggest that the differences in the infiltrating immune cells in NPC and these differences would probably facilitate patient consultation and individualized treatment.


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Linfócitos do Interstício Tumoral , Carcinoma Nasofaríngeo , Neoplasias Nasofaríngeas , Adulto , Algoritmos , Linfócitos B/imunologia , Linfócitos B/patologia , Linfócitos T CD4-Positivos/imunologia , Linfócitos T CD4-Positivos/patologia , China , Correlação de Dados , Feminino , Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Memória Imunológica , Linfócitos do Interstício Tumoral/classificação , Linfócitos do Interstício Tumoral/imunologia , Linfócitos do Interstício Tumoral/patologia , Macrófagos/imunologia , Macrófagos/patologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Carcinoma Nasofaríngeo/diagnóstico , Carcinoma Nasofaríngeo/imunologia , Carcinoma Nasofaríngeo/patologia , Neoplasias Nasofaríngeas/diagnóstico , Neoplasias Nasofaríngeas/imunologia , Neoplasias Nasofaríngeas/patologia , Prognóstico , Reprodutibilidade dos Testes
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J Med Microbiol ; 68(11): 1686-1693, 2019 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31592765

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Introduction. Tunisia is an intermediate hepatitis B virus (HBV) endemic country. The vaccination against hepatitis B was introduced in 1995 including four doses with a first dose administrated at birth. Decreasing the level of antibodies against hepatitis B surface antigen (anti-HBs) over time can be alarming. This study was conducted to explore the anti-HBV immune response among children under 6 years old, vaccinated according to the national vaccination schedule, by evaluating the immunological response to primary vaccination and by exploring the anamnestic immune response to a booster dose.Methods. We conducted a cross-sectional prospective study from June 2016 to June 2017 (n=180), based on voluntary participation. Children were recruited from the public pediatric ward sectors in Sahloul University Hospital of Sousse in Central Tunisia. An anti-HB titre was determined based on electro-chemiluminescence micro-particle immunoassay (ECLIA), using Elecsys Anti-HBs II kit, Roche.Results. Mean age at the time of enrollment in the study was 33±14.8 months. The seroprotection rate was 77.2 %. The anti-HB titre differed significantly between the different age groups (P=0.002). The predicting variable for having no seroprotective antibody level was older age. Children with anti-HB levels <10 IU l- 1 were offered an additional dose of HBV vaccine. Anamnestic response 1 month after the challenge dose was observed in 100 % of subjects. The probability of developing a high antibody response, following the booster dose increased in conjunction with an increased pre-booster antibody level.Conclusion. The response to a booster dose suggests the persistence of immune memory in almost all vaccinated individuals. Although a booster dose increases substantially anti-HB titre, the clinical relevance of such an increase remains unknown.


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Anticorpos Anti-Hepatite B/imunologia , Vacinas contra Hepatite B/administração & dosagem , Vírus da Hepatite B/imunologia , Hepatite B/imunologia , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Estudos Transversais , Feminino , Hepatite B/virologia , Antígenos de Superfície da Hepatite B/administração & dosagem , Antígenos de Superfície da Hepatite B/imunologia , Vacinas contra Hepatite B/imunologia , Humanos , Memória Imunológica , Lactente , Masculino , Estudos Prospectivos , Tunísia , Vacinação
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Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue Za Zhi ; 35(7): 641-648, 2019 Jul.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31537249

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Objective To investigate the expression of programmed cell death 1 (PD-1) and inducible costimulatory molecules (ICOS) on peripheral T lymphocytes of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and to determine its relationship with disease severity. Methods The study included 30 RA patients and 26 healthy people. Flow cytometry was used to detect the ratio of CD3+CD8+ effector memory T cells (Tem) and follicular helper T (Tfh) cells in peripheral blood, and then to detect the proportion of PD-1 and ICOS-positive cells in lymphocyte subsets. Correlation between them and 28 joint disease activity scores (DAS28) was assessed by Spearman correlation analysis. Results The absolute number of Tem and Tfh cells in the RA group was higher than that in the healthy group. The expression of ICOS and PD-1 in the RA group was higher than that in the healthy group. There was a positive correlation between the expression of ICOS and PD-1 on peripheral CD3+CD8+ Tem and Tfh cells and DAS28 in RA group. Conclusion PD-1 and ICOS on peripheral CD3+CD8+ Tem and Tfh cells may be involved in the development of RA and may be an indicator of RA activity.


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Artrite Reumatoide/patologia , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/imunologia , Memória Imunológica , Proteína Coestimuladora de Linfócitos T Induzíveis/metabolismo , Receptor de Morte Celular Programada 1/metabolismo , Artrite Reumatoide/metabolismo , Humanos
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Cancer Immunol Immunother ; 68(10): 1635-1648, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31549214

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Pancreatic cancer has been termed a 'recalcitrant cancer' due to its relative resistance to chemotherapy and immunotherapy. This resistance is thought to be due in part to the dense fibrotic tumor microenvironment and lack of tumor infiltrating CD8 + T cells. The gastrointestinal peptide, gastrin, has been shown to stimulate growth of pancreatic cancer by both a paracrine and autocrine mechanism. Interruption of gastrin at the CCK receptor may reduce tumor-associated fibrosis and alter tumor immune cells. Polyclonal Ab Stimulator (PAS) is a vaccine that targets gastrin and has been shown to prolong survival of patients with pancreatic cancer. Here, we report that PAS vaccination monotherapy elicits both a humoral and cellular immune response when used in immune competent mice-bearing pancreatic tumors and that PAS monotherapy produced a marked T-cell activation and influx of CD8 + lymphocytes into pancreatic tumors. Isolated peripheral lymphocytes elicited cytokine release upon re-stimulation with gastrin in vitro demonstrating specificity of immune activation for the target peptide. Combination therapy with PAS and PD-1 Ab activated CD4 -/CD8 - TEMRA cells important in T-cell-mediated tumor death and memory. Tumors of mice treated with PAS (250 µg) or PAS (100 and 250 µg) in combination with a PD-1 Ab were significantly smaller compared to tumors from PBS or PD-1 Ab-treated mice. When PAS was given in combination with PD-1 Ab, tumors had less fibrosis, fewer inhibitory Treg lymphocytes, and fewer tumor-associated macrophages. These findings reveal a novel approach to improve treatment strategies for pancreatic cancer.


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Vacinas Anticâncer/imunologia , Gastrinas/imunologia , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/terapia , Receptor de Morte Celular Programada 1/imunologia , Microambiente Tumoral , Vacinação , Animais , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Memória Imunológica , Ativação Linfocitária , Linfócitos do Interstício Tumoral/imunologia , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/imunologia , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/patologia , Linfócitos T/imunologia
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Vet Immunol Immunopathol ; 215: 109884, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31420066

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Many vaccines against childhood diseases are administered early after birth, but vaccine development studies frequently test efficacy in adult rather than in neonatal animal models. In countries with endemic tuberculosis (TB), Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) is administered as part of the neonatal vaccine regimen because it prevents against the disseminated form of TB in children, although it has variable efficacy against pulmonary TB. Several promising new vaccines against TB are currently being tested in adult animal models. Here we evaluated neonatal piglets as an animal model to test vaccine efficacy. For this purpose, minipigs were vaccinated or not with BCG 48 h after birth and their immune response followed longitudinally until adolescence. We characterized the memory and activation phenotype of T cells, cytokine profile, and monocyte activation in response to BCG stimulation from 4 weeks of age into adolescence- age of 24 weeks. Immunological responses in vaccinated and non-vaccinated animals were further monitored upon infection with a low dose exposure to Mycobacterium tuberculosis strain HN878 via the aerosol route. Comparing the immunological response elicited by BCG vaccination in minipigs vs similar studies in infants, suggest that minipigs have the potential to serve as an effective neonatal animal model for vaccine development.


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Vacina BCG/imunologia , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Mycobacterium tuberculosis/imunologia , Porco Miniatura/imunologia , Tuberculose Pulmonar/imunologia , Animais , Animais Recém-Nascidos , Citocinas/metabolismo , Avaliação Pré-Clínica de Medicamentos/métodos , Feminino , Imunogenicidade da Vacina , Memória Imunológica , Imunofenotipagem , Estudos Longitudinais , Ativação Linfocitária , Masculino , Monócitos/imunologia , Suínos , Tuberculose/imunologia , Tuberculose Pulmonar/prevenção & controle
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2955, 2019 07 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31273203

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Dendritic cells (DCs), a vital component of the innate immune system, are considered to lack antigen specificity and be devoid of immunological memory. Strategies that can induce memory-like responses from innate cells can be utilized to elicit protective immunity in immune deficient persons. Here we utilize an experimental immunization strategy to modulate DC inflammatory and memory-like responses against an opportunistic fungal pathogen that causes significant disease in immunocompromised individuals. Our results show that DCs isolated from protectively immunized mice exhibit enhanced transcriptional activation of interferon and immune signaling pathways. We also show long-term memory-like cytokine responses upon subsequent challenge with the fungal pathogen that are abrogated with inhibitors of specific histone modifications. Altogether, our study demonstrates that immunization strategies can be designed to elicit memory-like DC responses against infectious disease.


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Células Dendríticas/imunologia , Memória Imunológica , Animais , Criptococose/imunologia , Criptococose/microbiologia , Cryptococcus/fisiologia , Células Dendríticas/microbiologia , Feminino , Histonas/metabolismo , Imunidade Inata , Inflamação/genética , Inflamação/patologia , Interferon gama/metabolismo , Pulmão/imunologia , Pulmão/microbiologia , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Fenótipo , Processamento de Proteína Pós-Traducional , RNA Mensageiro/genética , RNA Mensageiro/metabolismo , Vacinação
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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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Vet Microbiol ; 235: 1-9, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31282365

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Oral immunization is a commonly employed route for inducing local immunity. However, the application of oral immunization is limited by the short-term persistence of immunity, particularly for inactivated viruses. The ultimate goal for mucosal vaccination is to stimulate protective immunological memory. In the intestine, long-term persistence of immunity is related to CD4+CD8+ memory T-cells. In this study, piglets were orally immunized with Bacillus subtilis spores (B.s) plus whole inactivated porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV WIV), followed by booster oral immunization. Initially, the results showed that B.s plus PEDV WIV enhanced the anti-PEDV capability on mucosal surfaces, as evidenced by plaque reduction neutralization tests in serum and intestinal fluid. Elevated antigen-specific IgG titers in the serum and IgA titers in saliva, feces and nasal washing liquid were also observed. Meanwhile, B.s plus PEDV WIV increased the area of Peyer's patches and the number of intraepithelial lymphocytes in the ileum of piglets. Similarly, the percentage of CD4+CD8+ memory T-cells were upregulated and proliferation ability of antigen-specific memory T-cell was strengthened in intestinal mucosal-associated lymphocytes, which was accompanied with increased expression of CCR9 after oral immunization with B.s plus PEDV WIV. In addition, the activation of memory T-cells is correlated with the increased mRNA expression of Toll-like receptor 2 and 4, as well as interleukin-6 and induced by B.s. Collectively, the study provided further insight into the potential immunopotentiator ability of B.s to assist PEDV WIV in the potentiation of immunity by upregulating memory CD4+CD8+ T cells via oral immunization.


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Bacillus subtilis/imunologia , Linfócitos T CD4-Positivos/imunologia , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/imunologia , Memória Imunológica , Mucosa Intestinal/imunologia , Vírus da Diarreia Epidêmica Suína/imunologia , Administração Oral , Animais , Anticorpos Antivirais/sangue , Imunização/métodos , Imunização Secundária , Imunoglobulina G/sangue , Esporos/imunologia , Suínos , Doenças dos Suínos/imunologia , Doenças dos Suínos/prevenção & controle , Regulação para Cima , Vacinas de Produtos Inativados/imunologia
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Nat Med ; 25(8): 1290-1300, 2019 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31332391

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Cytokine dysregulation is a central driver of chronic inflammatory diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS). Here, we sought to determine the characteristic cellular and cytokine polarization profile in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) by high-dimensional single-cell mass cytometry (CyTOF). Using a combination of neural network-based representation learning algorithms, we identified an expanded T helper cell subset in patients with MS, characterized by the expression of granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor and the C-X-C chemokine receptor type 4. This cellular signature, which includes expression of very late antigen 4 in peripheral blood, was also enriched in the central nervous system of patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. In independent validation cohorts, we confirmed that this cell population is increased in patients with MS compared with other inflammatory and non-inflammatory conditions. Lastly, we also found the population to be reduced under effective disease-modifying therapy, suggesting that the identified T cell profile represents a specific therapeutic target in MS.


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Fator Estimulador de Colônias de Granulócitos e Macrófagos/biossíntese , Esclerose Múltipla/imunologia , Receptores CXCR4/biossíntese , Linfócitos T Auxiliares-Indutores/imunologia , Algoritmos , Citocinas/biossíntese , Humanos , Memória Imunológica , Esclerose Múltipla/líquido cefalorraquidiano
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Nat Med ; 25(8): 1243-1250, 2019 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31332390

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Checkpoint inhibitors produce durable responses in numerous metastatic cancers, but immune-related adverse events (irAEs) complicate and limit their benefit. IrAEs can affect organ systems idiosyncratically; presentations range from mild and self-limited to fulminant and fatal. The molecular mechanisms underlying irAEs are poorly understood. Here, we report a fatal case of encephalitis arising during anti-programmed cell death receptor 1 therapy in a patient with metastatic melanoma. Histologic analyses revealed robust T cell infiltration and prominent programmed death ligand 1 expression. We identified 209 reported cases in global pharmacovigilance databases (across multiple cancer types) of encephalitis associated with checkpoint inhibitor regimens, with a 19% fatality rate. We performed further analyses from the index case and two additional cases to shed light on this recurrent and fulminant irAE. Spatial and multi-omic analyses pinpointed activated memory CD4+ T cells as highly enriched in the inflamed, affected region. We identified a highly oligoclonal T cell receptor repertoire, which we localized to activated memory cytotoxic (CD45RO+GZMB+Ki67+) CD4 cells. We also identified Epstein-Barr virus-specific T cell receptors and EBV+ lymphocytes in the affected region, which we speculate contributed to neural inflammation in the index case. Collectively, the three cases studied here identify CD4+ and CD8+ T cells as culprits of checkpoint inhibitor-associated immune encephalitis.


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Linfócitos T CD4-Positivos/imunologia , Encefalite/induzido quimicamente , Herpesvirus Humano 4/imunologia , Memória Imunológica , Ativação Linfocitária , Receptor de Morte Celular Programada 1/antagonistas & inibidores , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Encefalite/imunologia , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Adulto Jovem
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Scand J Immunol ; 90(5): e12809, 2019 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31322747

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We evaluated 18 DiGeorge syndrome (DGS) patients and aimed to investigate the immunological changes in this population. DGS patients with low naive CD4+ T and CD8+ T cells were defined as high-risk (HR) patients, whereas patients with normal numbers of naive CD4+ and CD8+ T cells were defined as standard risk (SR) patients. Level of serum IgM, CD3+ T cell counts and percentages of class-switched memory B cells were significantly low in HR group compared to SR ones. Severe infections and persistent hypoparathyroidism were detected significantly higher in HR group. Patients with reduced percentages of class-switched B cells had earlier onset of infection, lower blood IgM, lower CD4+ and CD8+ T counts than patients with normal class-switched memory B cells. Decreased levels of IgM were associated with low numbers of naive CD4+ and recent thymic emigrants T cells. Monitoring the immune changes of patients with DGS would be useful to predict the severe phenotype of disease.


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Linfócitos B/imunologia , Linfócitos T CD4-Positivos/imunologia , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/imunologia , Síndrome de DiGeorge/imunologia , Imunoglobulina M/sangue , Adolescente , Adulto , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Síndrome de DiGeorge/genética , Feminino , Humanos , Hipoparatireoidismo/diagnóstico , Switching de Imunoglobulina/imunologia , Memória Imunológica/imunologia , Lactente , Contagem de Linfócitos , Masculino
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Scand J Immunol ; 90(4): e12798, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31179555

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CD40 ligand (CD40L) deficiency is a rare but life-threatening primary immunodeficiency caused by mutations in the CD40L gene. Here, we investigated a cohort of 40 genetically diagnosed CD40L-deficient patients from the Chinese mainland, analysed their clinical and genetic data, and examined CD40L expression, the proportion of T cell subsets, B cell subsets and T follicular helper (Tfh) cells. The aim was to provide a complete picture of CD40L deficiency. Initial presentations of the patient cohort mainly involved recurrent fever (47.5%) and sinopulmonary infection (42.5%). Life-threatening infections (42.5%), caused by various pathogens, were the most serious threats faced by CD40L-deficient patients, while neutropenia (57.5%) remained the most common complication. Opportunistic infections, including Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia and invasive fungal disease associated with Talaromyces marneffei, were also common in the cohort. In addition, seven patients (17.5%) suffered BCGitis/BCGosis, which is a major problem facing a planned immunization programme in China. It was intriguing that reduced IgM levels were observed in 12.5% of patients, while normal or elevated IgA levels were shown in 47.5% of patients. Thirty-seven unique mutations were identified in 40 patients; of these, 10 were novel. Furthermore, we observed a lower percentage of NK cells, Tfh cells, and central memory CD4+ T cells, and an extremely small class-switched memory B cell population, in CD40L-deficient patients. Patients who underwent hematopoietic stem cell transplantation experienced better disease remission. Taken together, our data establish the largest database about CD40L deficiency in China and provide genetic, immunologic and clinical information about Chinese CD40L-deficient patients.


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Ligante de CD40/genética , Síndromes de Imunodeficiência/imunologia , Células Matadoras Naturais/imunologia , Pneumopatias Fúngicas/imunologia , Pneumocystis carinii/fisiologia , Pneumonia por Pneumocystis/imunologia , Linfócitos T/imunologia , Talaromyces/fisiologia , China , Estudos de Coortes , Febre , Humanos , Imunoglobulina M/sangue , Síndromes de Imunodeficiência/genética , Memória Imunológica , Pneumopatias Fúngicas/genética , Masculino , Mycobacterium bovis , Pneumonia por Pneumocystis/genética , Adulto Jovem
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Nature ; 571(7763): 122-126, 2019 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31189952

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Antibodies secreted into mucosal barriers serve to protect the host from a variety of pathogens, and are the basis for successful vaccines1. In type I mucosa (such as the intestinal tract), dimeric IgA secreted by local plasma cells is transported through polymeric immunoglobulin receptors2 and mediates robust protection against viruses3,4. However, owing to the paucity of polymeric immunoglobulin receptors and plasma cells, how and whether antibodies are delivered to the type II mucosa represented by the lumen of the lower female reproductive tract remains unclear. Here, using genital herpes infection in mice, we show that primary infection does not establish plasma cells in the lamina propria of the female reproductive tract. Instead, upon secondary challenge with herpes simplex virus 2, circulating memory B cells that enter the female reproductive tract serve as the source of rapid and robust antibody secretion into the lumen of this tract. CD4 tissue-resident memory T cells secrete interferon-γ, which induces expression of chemokines, including CXCL9 and CXCL10. Circulating memory B cells are recruited to the vaginal mucosa in a CXCR3-dependent manner, and secrete virus-specific IgG2b, IgG2c and IgA into the lumen. These results reveal that circulating memory B cells act as a rapidly inducible source of mucosal antibodies in the female reproductive tract.


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Anticorpos/imunologia , Linfócitos B/citologia , Linfócitos B/imunologia , Movimento Celular/imunologia , Memória Imunológica/imunologia , Vagina/citologia , Vagina/imunologia , Animais , Formação de Anticorpos/imunologia , Linfócitos T CD4-Positivos/imunologia , Feminino , Herpes Simples/imunologia , Herpes Simples/virologia , Herpesvirus Humano 2/imunologia , Imunização , Imunoglobulina A/imunologia , Imunoglobulina G/imunologia , Interferon gama/imunologia , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Receptores CXCR3/imunologia , Vagina/virologia
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Vet Immunol Immunopathol ; 212: 1-8, 2019 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31213246

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Bovine mastitis caused by Staphylococcus aureus is a serious problem in dairy production and effective immunoprophylaxis is an unmet goal so far. The objective of this work was to assess the humoral immune response of heifer calves against two recombinant S. aureus antigens: Clumping factor A (ClfA) and Fibronectin Binding Protein A (FnBPA), formulated with a novel adjuvant based on cationic liposomes (Lip) and CpG oligodeoxynucleotides (CpG-ODN). Six groups of 6-8 months old heifer calves received three doses biweekly of antigens, formulated with Al(OH)3, liposomes, CpG-ODN or Lip + CpG-ODN. Animals also received a fourth dose after a year (day 410) and a booster before calving. The administration of Al(OH)3+FnBPA/ClfA and Lip + FnBPA/ClfA + CpG-ODN induced the highest specific IgG levels, after the first 3 doses and induced a fast increase of antibodies after the fourth dose. All the formulations stimulated the production of specific IgG1, after the third and fourth dose. Specific IgG2 for both proteins was only stimulated after the fourth dose by Lip + FnBPA/ClfA + CpG-ODN. Pre-calving immunisation with Lip + FnBPA/ClfA + CpG-ODN led to the highest IgG levels during the calving period and to the production of the IgG2 subclass. The formulation was also able to stimulate the highest antibody levels in milk, 30 and 45 days after pre-calving booster. The combination of liposomes and CpG-ODN as adjuvant for a subunit vaccine, together with the immunisation schedule described, induced a strong humoral immune response with production of specific IgG2. The formulation demonstrated to induce immune memory allowing the application of a single pre-calving booster to maintain high antibody levels throughout the period of increased susceptibility to intramammary infections.


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Antígenos de Bactérias/imunologia , Imunidade Humoral , Mastite Bovina/prevenção & controle , Oligodesoxirribonucleotídeos/farmacologia , Adjuvantes Imunológicos/administração & dosagem , Fatores Etários , Animais , Anticorpos Antibacterianos/sangue , Bovinos , Imunoglobulina G/sangue , Memória Imunológica , Lipossomos/farmacologia , Mastite Bovina/imunologia , Mastite Bovina/microbiologia , Staphylococcus aureus , Vacinação , Soro do Leite/imunologia
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Nature ; 571(7764): 211-218, 2019 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31207603

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Exhausted CD8+ T (Tex) cells in chronic infections and cancer have limited effector function, high co-expression of inhibitory receptors and extensive transcriptional changes compared with effector (Teff) or memory (Tmem) CD8+ T cells. Tex cells are important clinical targets of checkpoint blockade and other immunotherapies. Epigenetically, Tex cells are a distinct immune subset, with a unique chromatin landscape compared with Teff and Tmem cells. However, the mechanisms that govern the transcriptional and epigenetic development of Tex cells remain unknown. Here we identify the HMG-box transcription factor TOX as a central regulator of Tex cells in mice. TOX is largely dispensable for the formation of Teff and Tmem cells, but it is critical for exhaustion: in the absence of TOX, Tex cells do not form. TOX is induced by calcineurin and NFAT2, and operates in a feed-forward loop in which it becomes calcineurin-independent and sustained in Tex cells. Robust expression of TOX therefore results in commitment to Tex cells by translating persistent stimulation into a distinct Tex cell transcriptional and epigenetic developmental program.


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Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/imunologia , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/patologia , Epistasia Genética , Proteínas de Homeodomínio/metabolismo , Transcrição Genética , Animais , Calcineurina/metabolismo , Sinalização do Cálcio , Retroalimentação Fisiológica , Feminino , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/imunologia , Genótipo , Memória Imunológica , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Fatores de Transcrição NFATC/metabolismo , Evasão Tumoral
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Nature ; 571(7764): 265-269, 2019 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31207605

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Cytotoxic T cells are essential mediators of protective immunity to viral infection and malignant tumours and are a key target of immunotherapy approaches. However, prolonged exposure to cognate antigens often attenuates the effector capacity of T cells and limits their therapeutic potential1-4. This process, known as T cell exhaustion or dysfunction1, is manifested by epigenetically enforced changes in gene regulation that reduce the expression of cytokines and effector molecules and upregulate the expression of inhibitory receptors such as programmed cell-death 1 (PD-1)5-8. The underlying molecular mechanisms that induce and stabilize the phenotypic and functional features of exhausted T cells remain poorly understood9-12. Here we report that the development and maintenance of populations of exhausted T cells in mice requires the thymocyte selection-associated high mobility group box (TOX) protein13-15. TOX is induced by high antigen stimulation of the T cell receptor and correlates with the presence of an exhausted phenotype during chronic infections with lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus in mice and hepatitis C virus in humans. Removal of its DNA-binding domain reduces the expression of PD-1 at the mRNA and protein level, augments the production of cytokines and results in a more polyfunctional T cell phenotype. T cells with this deletion initially mediate increased effector function and cause more severe immunopathology, but ultimately undergo a massive decline in their quantity, notably among the subset of TCF-1+ self-renewing T cells. Altogether, we show that TOX is a critical factor for the normal progression of T cell dysfunction and the maintenance of exhausted T cells during chronic infection, and provide a link between the suppression of effector function intrinsic to CD8 T cells and protection against immunopathology.


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Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/imunologia , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/patologia , Hepatite C Crônica/imunologia , Hepatite C Crônica/virologia , Proteínas de Grupo de Alta Mobilidade/metabolismo , Proteínas de Homeodomínio/metabolismo , Coriomeningite Linfocítica/imunologia , Coriomeningite Linfocítica/virologia , Animais , Proliferação de Células , Doença Crônica , Citocinas/imunologia , Citocinas/metabolismo , Epigênese Genética , Feminino , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/imunologia , Hepacivirus/imunologia , Fator 1-alfa Nuclear de Hepatócito/metabolismo , Humanos , Memória Imunológica , Vírus da Coriomeningite Linfocítica/imunologia , Masculino , Camundongos , Fenótipo , Timócitos/citologia , Timócitos/imunologia , Transcrição Genética
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Nature ; 571(7764): 270-274, 2019 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31207604

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Tumour-specific CD8 T cell dysfunction is a differentiation state that is distinct from the functional effector or memory T cell states1-6. Here we identify the nuclear factor TOX as a crucial regulator of the differentiation of tumour-specific T (TST) cells. We show that TOX is highly expressed in dysfunctional TST cells from tumours and in exhausted T cells during chronic viral infection. Expression of TOX is driven by chronic T cell receptor stimulation and NFAT activation. Ectopic expression of TOX in effector T cells in vitro induced a transcriptional program associated with T cell exhaustion. Conversely, deletion of Tox in TST cells in tumours abrogated the exhaustion program: Tox-deleted TST cells did not upregulate genes for inhibitory receptors (such as Pdcd1, Entpd1, Havcr2, Cd244 and Tigit), the chromatin of which remained largely inaccessible, and retained high expression of transcription factors such as TCF-1. Despite their normal, 'non-exhausted' immunophenotype, Tox-deleted TST cells remained dysfunctional, which suggests that the regulation of expression of inhibitory receptors is uncoupled from the loss of effector function. Notably, although Tox-deleted CD8 T cells differentiated normally to effector and memory states in response to acute infection, Tox-deleted TST cells failed to persist in tumours. We hypothesize that the TOX-induced exhaustion program serves to prevent the overstimulation of T cells and activation-induced cell death in settings of chronic antigen stimulation such as cancer.


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Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/imunologia , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/patologia , Diferenciação Celular/imunologia , Proteínas de Grupo de Alta Mobilidade/metabolismo , Proteínas de Homeodomínio/metabolismo , Neoplasias/imunologia , Animais , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/citologia , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/metabolismo , Epigênese Genética , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Proteínas de Grupo de Alta Mobilidade/deficiência , Proteínas de Grupo de Alta Mobilidade/genética , Proteínas de Homeodomínio/genética , Humanos , Memória Imunológica , Linfócitos do Interstício Tumoral/citologia , Linfócitos do Interstício Tumoral/imunologia , Linfócitos do Interstício Tumoral/metabolismo , Linfócitos do Interstício Tumoral/patologia , Camundongos , Neoplasias/patologia , Fenótipo , Receptores de Antígenos de Linfócitos T/imunologia , Transcrição Genética
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Cancer Sci ; 110(8): 2348-2356, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31222843

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Immune checkpoint blockade (ICB) therapy has achieved remarkable clinical benefit in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), but our understanding of biomarkers that predict the response to ICB remain obscure. Here we integrated somatic mutational profile and clinicopathologic information from 113 NSCLC patients treated by ICB (CTLA-4/PD-1). High tumor mutation burden (TMB) and neoantigen burden were identified significantly associated with improved efficacy in NSCLC immunotherapy. Furthermore, we identified apolipoprotein B mRNA editing enzyme, catalytic polypeptide-like (APOBEC) mutational signature was markedly associated with responding of ICB therapy (log-rank test, P = .001; odds ratio (OR), 0.18 [95% CI, 0.06-0.50], P < .001). The association with progression-free survival remained statistically significant after controlling for age, sex, histological type, smoking, PD-L1 expression, hypermutation, smoking signature and mismatch repair (MMR) (HR, 0.30 [95% CI, 0.12-0.75], P = .010). Combined high TMB with APOBEC signature preferably predict immunotherapy responders in NSCLC cohort. The CIBERSORT algorithm revealed that high APOBEC mutational activity samples were associated with increased infiltration of CD4 memory activated T cells, CD8+ T cells and natural killer (NK) cells, but reduced infiltration of regulatory T cells. Besides, individual genes mutation of IFNGR1 or VTCN1 were only found in responders; however, the PTEN mutation was only found in non-responders (Fisher's exact test, all P < .05). These findings may be applicable for guiding immunotherapy for patients with NSCLC.


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Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/genética , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/imunologia , Imunidade/genética , Neoplasias Pulmonares/genética , Neoplasias Pulmonares/imunologia , Mutação/genética , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Antígeno B7-H1/genética , Antígeno B7-H1/imunologia , Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Biomarcadores Tumorais/imunologia , Linfócitos T CD4-Positivos/imunologia , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/imunologia , Feminino , Humanos , Imunidade/imunologia , Memória Imunológica/genética , Células Matadoras Naturais/imunologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Mutação/imunologia , Intervalo Livre de Progressão , Linfócitos T Reguladores/imunologia , Carga Tumoral/genética , Carga Tumoral/imunologia
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Malar J ; 18(1): 188, 2019 May 31.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31151441

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BACKGROUND: The ability of a malaria antigen to induce effective, long-lasting immune responses is important for the development of a protective malaria vaccine. Plasmodium vivax merozoite surface protein-8 (PvMSP8) has been shown to be immunogenic in natural P. vivax infections and produces both cell-mediated and antibody-mediated immunity. Thus, PvMSP8 has been proposed as a vaccine candidate following fusion with other merozoite antigens in blood stage vaccine design. Here, the long-term responses of antibodies and memory B cells (MBCs) specific to PvMSP8 in individuals were monitored in a longitudinal cohort study. METHODS: Both cross-sectional surveys and cohort studies were utilized to explore the persistence of antibody and MBC responses to PvMSP8. Antibody titers were detected in individuals with acute disease and those who recovered from an infection for 4 years. The dominant peptide epitope of PvMSP8 recognized by naturally acquired antibodies was examined to observe the durability of the post-infection antibody response. PvMSP8-specific MBCs were also in subjects 4 years post-infection using an enzyme-linked immunospot assay. RESULTS: The prevalence of antibodies to PvMSP8 was high during and after infection. The antibody levels in individual responders were monitored for up to 12 months post-infection and showed that most patients maintained their seropositive response. Interestingly, the anti-PvMSP8 antibody responses stably persisted in some patients who had recovered from an infection for 4 years. Positive PvMSP8-specific MBCs were also detected at 4 years post-infection. However, analysis in these individuals showed no correlation with the presence or titer of circulating antibody. CONCLUSION: PvMSP8 had the ability to induce a long-term humoral immune response. The antibodies and MBCs specific for this antigen developed and persisted in subjects who acquired a natural P. vivax infection. Inclusion of the PvMSP8 antigen in blood stage vaccine design should be considered.


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Antígenos de Protozoários/imunologia , Linfócitos B/imunologia , Imunidade Humoral , Memória Imunológica , Malária Vivax/imunologia , Plasmodium vivax/imunologia , Proteínas de Protozoários/imunologia , Doença Aguda , Adulto , Anticorpos Antiprotozoários/sangue , Antígenos de Protozoários/sangue , Estudos de Coortes , Estudos Transversais , Ensaio de Imunoadsorção Enzimática , Feminino , Humanos , Imunoglobulina G/sangue , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Proteínas de Protozoários/sangue , Fatores de Tempo
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Nat Immunol ; 20(7): 890-901, 2019 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31209400

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Progenitor-like CD8+ T cells mediate long-term immunity to chronic infection and cancer and respond potently to immune checkpoint blockade. These cells share transcriptional regulators with memory precursor cells, including T cell-specific transcription factor 1 (TCF1), but it is unclear whether they adopt distinct programs to adapt to the immunosuppressive environment. By comparing the single-cell transcriptomes and epigenetic profiles of CD8+ T cells responding to acute and chronic viral infections, we found that progenitor-like CD8+ T cells became distinct from memory precursor cells before the peak of the T cell response. We discovered a coexpression gene module containing Tox that exhibited higher transcriptional activity associated with more abundant active histone marks in progenitor-like cells than memory precursor cells. Moreover, thymocyte selection-associated high mobility group box protein TOX (TOX) promoted the persistence of antiviral CD8+ T cells and was required for the programming of progenitor-like CD8+ T cells. Thus, long-term CD8+ T cell immunity to chronic viral infection requires unique transcriptional and epigenetic programs associated with the transcription factor TOX.


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Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/imunologia , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/metabolismo , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Proteínas de Homeodomínio/genética , Infecção/etiologia , Análise de Célula Única , Animais , Biomarcadores , Imunoprecipitação da Cromatina , Epigênese Genética , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Sequenciamento de Nucleotídeos em Larga Escala , Proteínas de Homeodomínio/metabolismo , Interações Hospedeiro-Patógeno/genética , Interações Hospedeiro-Patógeno/imunologia , Memória Imunológica , Infecção/metabolismo , Coriomeningite Linfocítica/imunologia , Coriomeningite Linfocítica/virologia , Vírus da Coriomeningite Linfocítica/imunologia , Camundongos , Fatores de Tempo , Transcriptoma
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