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Role of the End-Point Mediators of Sympathoadrenal and Sympathoneural Stress Axes in the Pathogenesis of Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis and Multiple Sclerosis

Pilipović, Ivan; Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica; Prijić, Ivana; Leposavić, Gordana

(Frontiers Media Sa, Lausanne, 2020)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Pilipović, Ivan
AU  - Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica
AU  - Prijić, Ivana
AU  - Leposavić, Gordana
PY  - 2020
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/571
AB  - The role of stress effector systems in the initiation and progression of multiple sclerosis (MS) and experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), the most commonly used experimental model of MS, has strongly been suggested. To corroborate this notion, alterations in activity of the sympathoadrenal and sympathoneural axes of sympathoadrenal system (a major communication pathway between the central nervous system and the immune system), mirrored in altered release of their end-point mediators (adrenaline and noradrenaline, respectively), are shown to precede (in MS) and/or occur during development of MS and EAE in response to immune cell activation (in early phase of disease) and disease-related damage of sympathoadrenal system neurons and their projections (in late phase of disease). To add to the complexity, innate immunity cells and T-lymphocytes synthesize noradrenaline that may be implicated in a local autocrine/paracrine self-amplifying feed-forward loop to enhance myeloid-cell synthesis of proinflammatory cytokines and inflammatory injury. Furthermore, experimental manipulations targeting noradrenaline/adrenaline action are shown to influence clinical outcome of EAE, in a disease phase-specific manner. This is partly related to the fact that virtually all types of cells involved in the instigation and progression of autoimmune inflammation and target tissue damage in EAE/MS express functional adrenoceptors. Although catecholamines exert majority of immunomodulatory effects through beta(2)-adrenoceptor, a role for alpha-adrenoceptors in EAE pathogenesis has also been indicated. In this review, we summarize all aforementioned aspects of immunopathogenetic action of catecholamines in EAE/MS as possibly important for designing new strategies targeting their action to prevent/mitigate autoimmune neuroinflammation and tissue damage.
PB  - Frontiers Media Sa, Lausanne
T2  - Frontiers in Endocrinology
T1  - Role of the End-Point Mediators of Sympathoadrenal and Sympathoneural Stress Axes in the Pathogenesis of Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis and Multiple Sclerosis
VL  - 10
DO  - 10.3389/fendo.2019.00921
UR  - conv_467
ER  - 
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author = "Pilipović, Ivan and Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica and Prijić, Ivana and Leposavić, Gordana",
year = "2020",
abstract = "The role of stress effector systems in the initiation and progression of multiple sclerosis (MS) and experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), the most commonly used experimental model of MS, has strongly been suggested. To corroborate this notion, alterations in activity of the sympathoadrenal and sympathoneural axes of sympathoadrenal system (a major communication pathway between the central nervous system and the immune system), mirrored in altered release of their end-point mediators (adrenaline and noradrenaline, respectively), are shown to precede (in MS) and/or occur during development of MS and EAE in response to immune cell activation (in early phase of disease) and disease-related damage of sympathoadrenal system neurons and their projections (in late phase of disease). To add to the complexity, innate immunity cells and T-lymphocytes synthesize noradrenaline that may be implicated in a local autocrine/paracrine self-amplifying feed-forward loop to enhance myeloid-cell synthesis of proinflammatory cytokines and inflammatory injury. Furthermore, experimental manipulations targeting noradrenaline/adrenaline action are shown to influence clinical outcome of EAE, in a disease phase-specific manner. This is partly related to the fact that virtually all types of cells involved in the instigation and progression of autoimmune inflammation and target tissue damage in EAE/MS express functional adrenoceptors. Although catecholamines exert majority of immunomodulatory effects through beta(2)-adrenoceptor, a role for alpha-adrenoceptors in EAE pathogenesis has also been indicated. In this review, we summarize all aforementioned aspects of immunopathogenetic action of catecholamines in EAE/MS as possibly important for designing new strategies targeting their action to prevent/mitigate autoimmune neuroinflammation and tissue damage.",
publisher = "Frontiers Media Sa, Lausanne",
journal = "Frontiers in Endocrinology",
title = "Role of the End-Point Mediators of Sympathoadrenal and Sympathoneural Stress Axes in the Pathogenesis of Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis and Multiple Sclerosis",
volume = "10",
doi = "10.3389/fendo.2019.00921",
url = "conv_467"
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Pilipović, I., Stojić-Vukanić, Z., Prijić, I.,& Leposavić, G.. (2020). Role of the End-Point Mediators of Sympathoadrenal and Sympathoneural Stress Axes in the Pathogenesis of Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis and Multiple Sclerosis. in Frontiers in Endocrinology
Frontiers Media Sa, Lausanne., 10.
https://doi.org/10.3389/fendo.2019.00921
conv_467
Pilipović I, Stojić-Vukanić Z, Prijić I, Leposavić G. Role of the End-Point Mediators of Sympathoadrenal and Sympathoneural Stress Axes in the Pathogenesis of Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis and Multiple Sclerosis. in Frontiers in Endocrinology. 2020;10.
doi:10.3389/fendo.2019.00921
conv_467 .
Pilipović, Ivan, Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica, Prijić, Ivana, Leposavić, Gordana, "Role of the End-Point Mediators of Sympathoadrenal and Sympathoneural Stress Axes in the Pathogenesis of Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis and Multiple Sclerosis" in Frontiers in Endocrinology, 10 (2020),
https://doi.org/10.3389/fendo.2019.00921 .,
conv_467 .
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Propranolol diminished severity of rat EAE by enhancing immunoregulatory/protective properties of spinal cord microglia

Pilipović, Ivan; Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica; Prijić, Ivana; Jasnić, Nebojša; Leposavić, Gordana

(Academic Press Inc Elsevier Science, San Diego, 2020)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Pilipović, Ivan
AU  - Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica
AU  - Prijić, Ivana
AU  - Jasnić, Nebojša
AU  - Leposavić, Gordana
PY  - 2020
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/561
AB  - Sympathetic dysfunction is suggested to contribute to development of multiple sclerosis and experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) alike. Considering important role of microglia in development/resolution of neuroinflammation, contribution of noradrenaline, the key sympathetic end-point mediator, in modulation of microglial phenotypic and functional properties in rat EAE model was examined. The study showed that noradrenaline acting in neurocrine and autocrine/paracrine way might influence microglia during EAE. Propranolol treatment over the effector phase moderated EAE course. This was associated with the increased proportion of microglia expressing CX3CR1, the key molecule in their immunomodulatory/neuroprotective action, and up regulation of CX3CR1 downstream Nrf2 gene. This correlated with the increased heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) expression and phagocytic capacity of microglia, and their phenotypic changes mirrored in increased proportion of CD163- and CD83-expressing cells. The enhanced HO-1 expression was linked with the decreased proportion of microglial cells expressing IL-1 beta and IL-23, and possibly IL-6, followed by increased proportion of IL-10 expressing microglia, and downregulated MCP-1/CCL2 expression. Consistently, spinal cord infiltration with blood-borne myeloid and CD4 + T cells, as well as CD4 + T-cell reactivation/proliferation and differentiation into highly pathogenic IL-17 + cells co-producing IFN-gamma and GM-CSF were decreased in propranolol-treated rats compared with saline-injected controls. The in vitro investigations of the effects of noradrenaline on microglia showed that noradrenaline through beta-adrenoceptor may influence Nrf2 expression also via CX3CR1-independent route. The study suggests beta-adrenoceptor-mediated neuroinflammation-promoting role of noradrenaline in EAE via modulation of microglial Nrf2 expression, and thereby forms the basis for further translational pharmacological research to improve multiple sclerosis therapy.
PB  - Academic Press Inc Elsevier Science, San Diego
T2  - Neurobiology of Disease
T1  - Propranolol diminished severity of rat EAE by enhancing immunoregulatory/protective properties of spinal cord microglia
VL  - 134
DO  - 10.1016/j.nbd.2019.104665
UR  - conv_466
ER  - 
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author = "Pilipović, Ivan and Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica and Prijić, Ivana and Jasnić, Nebojša and Leposavić, Gordana",
year = "2020",
abstract = "Sympathetic dysfunction is suggested to contribute to development of multiple sclerosis and experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) alike. Considering important role of microglia in development/resolution of neuroinflammation, contribution of noradrenaline, the key sympathetic end-point mediator, in modulation of microglial phenotypic and functional properties in rat EAE model was examined. The study showed that noradrenaline acting in neurocrine and autocrine/paracrine way might influence microglia during EAE. Propranolol treatment over the effector phase moderated EAE course. This was associated with the increased proportion of microglia expressing CX3CR1, the key molecule in their immunomodulatory/neuroprotective action, and up regulation of CX3CR1 downstream Nrf2 gene. This correlated with the increased heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) expression and phagocytic capacity of microglia, and their phenotypic changes mirrored in increased proportion of CD163- and CD83-expressing cells. The enhanced HO-1 expression was linked with the decreased proportion of microglial cells expressing IL-1 beta and IL-23, and possibly IL-6, followed by increased proportion of IL-10 expressing microglia, and downregulated MCP-1/CCL2 expression. Consistently, spinal cord infiltration with blood-borne myeloid and CD4 + T cells, as well as CD4 + T-cell reactivation/proliferation and differentiation into highly pathogenic IL-17 + cells co-producing IFN-gamma and GM-CSF were decreased in propranolol-treated rats compared with saline-injected controls. The in vitro investigations of the effects of noradrenaline on microglia showed that noradrenaline through beta-adrenoceptor may influence Nrf2 expression also via CX3CR1-independent route. The study suggests beta-adrenoceptor-mediated neuroinflammation-promoting role of noradrenaline in EAE via modulation of microglial Nrf2 expression, and thereby forms the basis for further translational pharmacological research to improve multiple sclerosis therapy.",
publisher = "Academic Press Inc Elsevier Science, San Diego",
journal = "Neurobiology of Disease",
title = "Propranolol diminished severity of rat EAE by enhancing immunoregulatory/protective properties of spinal cord microglia",
volume = "134",
doi = "10.1016/j.nbd.2019.104665",
url = "conv_466"
}
Pilipović, I., Stojić-Vukanić, Z., Prijić, I., Jasnić, N.,& Leposavić, G.. (2020). Propranolol diminished severity of rat EAE by enhancing immunoregulatory/protective properties of spinal cord microglia. in Neurobiology of Disease
Academic Press Inc Elsevier Science, San Diego., 134.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nbd.2019.104665
conv_466
Pilipović I, Stojić-Vukanić Z, Prijić I, Jasnić N, Leposavić G. Propranolol diminished severity of rat EAE by enhancing immunoregulatory/protective properties of spinal cord microglia. in Neurobiology of Disease. 2020;134.
doi:10.1016/j.nbd.2019.104665
conv_466 .
Pilipović, Ivan, Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica, Prijić, Ivana, Jasnić, Nebojša, Leposavić, Gordana, "Propranolol diminished severity of rat EAE by enhancing immunoregulatory/protective properties of spinal cord microglia" in Neurobiology of Disease, 134 (2020),
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nbd.2019.104665 .,
conv_466 .
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Age and sex determine CD4+T cell stimulatory and polarizing capacity of rat splenic dendritic cells

Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica; Pilipović, Ivan; Bufan, Biljana; Stojanović, Marija; Leposavić, Gordana

(Springer, New York, 2020)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica
AU  - Pilipović, Ivan
AU  - Bufan, Biljana
AU  - Stojanović, Marija
AU  - Leposavić, Gordana
PY  - 2020
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/560
AB  - The study investigated influence of sex and age on splenic myeloid dendritic cells (DCs) from Dark Agouti rats. Freshly isolated DCs from young males exhibited less mature phenotype and greater endocytic capacity compared with those from age-matched females. Upon LPS stimulation in vitro they were less potent in stimulating allogeneic CD4+ cells in mixed leukocyte reaction (MLR), due to lower expression of MHC II, and greater NO and IL-10 production. In accordance with higher TGF-beta production, young male rat DCs were less potent in stimulating IL-17 production in MLR than those from young females. Irrespective of sex, endocytic capacity and responsiveness of DCs to LPS stimulation in culture, judging by their allostimulatory capacity in MLR decreased with age, reflecting decline in MHC II surface density followed by their greater NO production; the effects more prominent in females. Additionally, compared with LPS-stimulated DCs from young rats, those from sex-matched aged rats were more potent in stimulating IL-10 production in MLR, whereas capacity of DCs from aged female and male rats to stimulate IL-17 production remained unaltered and decreased, respectively. This reflected age-related shift in IL-6/TGF-beta production level ratio in LPS-stimulated DC cultures towards TGF-beta, and sex-specific age-related remodeling CD4+ cell cytokine pathways. Additionally, compared with LPS-stimulated DCs from young rats, those cells from sex-matched aged rats were less potent in stimulating IFN-gamma production in MLR, the effect particularly prominent in MLRs encompassing male rat DCs. The study showed that stimulatory and polarizing capacity of DCs depends on rat sex and age.
PB  - Springer, New York
T2  - Biogerontology
T1  - Age and sex determine CD4+T cell stimulatory and polarizing capacity of rat splenic dendritic cells
EP  - 107
IS  - 1
SP  - 83
VL  - 21
DO  - 10.1007/s10522-019-09845-y
UR  - conv_463
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica and Pilipović, Ivan and Bufan, Biljana and Stojanović, Marija and Leposavić, Gordana",
year = "2020",
abstract = "The study investigated influence of sex and age on splenic myeloid dendritic cells (DCs) from Dark Agouti rats. Freshly isolated DCs from young males exhibited less mature phenotype and greater endocytic capacity compared with those from age-matched females. Upon LPS stimulation in vitro they were less potent in stimulating allogeneic CD4+ cells in mixed leukocyte reaction (MLR), due to lower expression of MHC II, and greater NO and IL-10 production. In accordance with higher TGF-beta production, young male rat DCs were less potent in stimulating IL-17 production in MLR than those from young females. Irrespective of sex, endocytic capacity and responsiveness of DCs to LPS stimulation in culture, judging by their allostimulatory capacity in MLR decreased with age, reflecting decline in MHC II surface density followed by their greater NO production; the effects more prominent in females. Additionally, compared with LPS-stimulated DCs from young rats, those from sex-matched aged rats were more potent in stimulating IL-10 production in MLR, whereas capacity of DCs from aged female and male rats to stimulate IL-17 production remained unaltered and decreased, respectively. This reflected age-related shift in IL-6/TGF-beta production level ratio in LPS-stimulated DC cultures towards TGF-beta, and sex-specific age-related remodeling CD4+ cell cytokine pathways. Additionally, compared with LPS-stimulated DCs from young rats, those cells from sex-matched aged rats were less potent in stimulating IFN-gamma production in MLR, the effect particularly prominent in MLRs encompassing male rat DCs. The study showed that stimulatory and polarizing capacity of DCs depends on rat sex and age.",
publisher = "Springer, New York",
journal = "Biogerontology",
title = "Age and sex determine CD4+T cell stimulatory and polarizing capacity of rat splenic dendritic cells",
pages = "107-83",
number = "1",
volume = "21",
doi = "10.1007/s10522-019-09845-y",
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Stojić-Vukanić, Z., Pilipović, I., Bufan, B., Stojanović, M.,& Leposavić, G.. (2020). Age and sex determine CD4+T cell stimulatory and polarizing capacity of rat splenic dendritic cells. in Biogerontology
Springer, New York., 21(1), 83-107.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10522-019-09845-y
conv_463
Stojić-Vukanić Z, Pilipović I, Bufan B, Stojanović M, Leposavić G. Age and sex determine CD4+T cell stimulatory and polarizing capacity of rat splenic dendritic cells. in Biogerontology. 2020;21(1):83-107.
doi:10.1007/s10522-019-09845-y
conv_463 .
Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica, Pilipović, Ivan, Bufan, Biljana, Stojanović, Marija, Leposavić, Gordana, "Age and sex determine CD4+T cell stimulatory and polarizing capacity of rat splenic dendritic cells" in Biogerontology, 21, no. 1 (2020):83-107,
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10522-019-09845-y .,
conv_463 .
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Sex as a confounding factor in the effects of ageing on rat lymph node t cell compartment

Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana; Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica; Pilipović, Ivan; Blagojević, Veljko; Kotur-Stevuljević, Jelena; Leposavić, Gordana

(Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, Oxford, 2020)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana
AU  - Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica
AU  - Pilipović, Ivan
AU  - Blagojević, Veljko
AU  - Kotur-Stevuljević, Jelena
AU  - Leposavić, Gordana
PY  - 2020
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/555
AB  - The study examined the influence of sex on the alterations occurring with ageing in rat lymph node (LN) T cell compartment. In female and male rats the decrease in LN T cell counts was followed by a shift in CD4+/CD8+ T cell ratio towards CD8+ T cells, which was more prominent in males than in females. With ageing, in both major LN T cell subpopulations naive (recent thymic emigrants and mature naive cells) to memory/activated T cell ratio shifted to the side of memory/activated cells in female, and particularly in male rats. The frequency of regulatory CD25+Foxp3+ cells increased among LN CD4+/CD8+ T cells with ageing, reflecting, at least partly, an enhanced conversion of effector T cells into regulatory cells. This was also more prominent in male rats. The more prounounced increase in LN oxidative damage and the expression levels of proinflammatory cytokines in male rats with ageing, most likely contributed to the greater frequency of proinflammatory, replicatively senescent CD28- cells expressing CD11b (innate cell marker), among T cells of old male rats compared with age matched females. The increase in LN oxidation/proinflammatory state with ageing was also consistent with the accumulation of exhausted PD-1(high) cells among T lymphocytes, particularly prominent among CD8+ T cells from male rats. Finally, by calculating a summary score for the key ageing-relevant parameters (an ageing index), a faster development of the deleterious changes in the T cell compartment occurring with ageing was confirmed in male rat LNs. Additionally, the study pointed to indices of LN T cell compartment ageing which correlate with those in peripheral blood.
PB  - Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, Oxford
T2  - Experimental Gerontology
T1  - Sex as a confounding factor in the effects of ageing on rat lymph node t cell compartment
VL  - 142
DO  - 10.1016/j.exger.2020.111140
UR  - conv_487
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana and Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica and Pilipović, Ivan and Blagojević, Veljko and Kotur-Stevuljević, Jelena and Leposavić, Gordana",
year = "2020",
abstract = "The study examined the influence of sex on the alterations occurring with ageing in rat lymph node (LN) T cell compartment. In female and male rats the decrease in LN T cell counts was followed by a shift in CD4+/CD8+ T cell ratio towards CD8+ T cells, which was more prominent in males than in females. With ageing, in both major LN T cell subpopulations naive (recent thymic emigrants and mature naive cells) to memory/activated T cell ratio shifted to the side of memory/activated cells in female, and particularly in male rats. The frequency of regulatory CD25+Foxp3+ cells increased among LN CD4+/CD8+ T cells with ageing, reflecting, at least partly, an enhanced conversion of effector T cells into regulatory cells. This was also more prominent in male rats. The more prounounced increase in LN oxidative damage and the expression levels of proinflammatory cytokines in male rats with ageing, most likely contributed to the greater frequency of proinflammatory, replicatively senescent CD28- cells expressing CD11b (innate cell marker), among T cells of old male rats compared with age matched females. The increase in LN oxidation/proinflammatory state with ageing was also consistent with the accumulation of exhausted PD-1(high) cells among T lymphocytes, particularly prominent among CD8+ T cells from male rats. Finally, by calculating a summary score for the key ageing-relevant parameters (an ageing index), a faster development of the deleterious changes in the T cell compartment occurring with ageing was confirmed in male rat LNs. Additionally, the study pointed to indices of LN T cell compartment ageing which correlate with those in peripheral blood.",
publisher = "Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, Oxford",
journal = "Experimental Gerontology",
title = "Sex as a confounding factor in the effects of ageing on rat lymph node t cell compartment",
volume = "142",
doi = "10.1016/j.exger.2020.111140",
url = "conv_487"
}
Nacka-Aleksić, M., Stojić-Vukanić, Z., Pilipović, I., Blagojević, V., Kotur-Stevuljević, J.,& Leposavić, G.. (2020). Sex as a confounding factor in the effects of ageing on rat lymph node t cell compartment. in Experimental Gerontology
Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, Oxford., 142.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exger.2020.111140
conv_487
Nacka-Aleksić M, Stojić-Vukanić Z, Pilipović I, Blagojević V, Kotur-Stevuljević J, Leposavić G. Sex as a confounding factor in the effects of ageing on rat lymph node t cell compartment. in Experimental Gerontology. 2020;142.
doi:10.1016/j.exger.2020.111140
conv_487 .
Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana, Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica, Pilipović, Ivan, Blagojević, Veljko, Kotur-Stevuljević, Jelena, Leposavić, Gordana, "Sex as a confounding factor in the effects of ageing on rat lymph node t cell compartment" in Experimental Gerontology, 142 (2020),
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exger.2020.111140 .,
conv_487 .
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Sex differences in Tfh cell help to B cells contribute to sexual dimorphism in severity of rat collagen-induced arthritis

Dimitrijević, Mirjana; Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena; Kosec, Duško; Bufan, Biljana; Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana; Pilipović, Ivan; Leposavić, Gordana

(Nature Publishing Group, London, 2020)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Dimitrijević, Mirjana
AU  - Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena
AU  - Kosec, Duško
AU  - Bufan, Biljana
AU  - Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana
AU  - Pilipović, Ivan
AU  - Leposavić, Gordana
PY  - 2020
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/554
AB  - The study examined germinal centre (GC) reaction in lymph nodes draining inflamed joints and adjacent tissues (dLNs) in male and female Dark Agouti rat collagen type II (CII)-induced arthritis (CIA) model of rheumatoid arthritis. Female rats exhibiting the greater susceptibility to CIA mounted stronger serum CII-specific IgG response than their male counterparts. This correlated with the higher frequency of GC B cells in female compared with male dLNs. Consistently, the frequency of activated/proliferating Ki-67+ cells among dLN B cells was higher in females than in males. This correlated with the shift in dLN T follicular regulatory (Tfr)/T follicular helper (Tfh) cell ratio towards Tfh cells in females, and greater densities of CD40L and CD40 on their dLN T and B cells, respectively. The higher Tfh cell frequency in females was consistent with the greater dLN expression of mRNA for IL-21/27, the key cytokines involved in Tfh cell generation and their help to B cells. Additionally, in CII-stimulated female rat dLN cell cultures IFN-gamma /IL-4 production ratio was shifted towards IFN-gamma. Consistently, the serum IgG2a(b)/IgG1 CII-specific antibody ratio was shifted towards an IgG2a(b) response in females. Thus, targeting T-/B-cell interactions should be considered in putative further sex-based translational pharmacology research.
PB  - Nature Publishing Group, London
T2  - Scientific Reports
T1  - Sex differences in Tfh cell help to B cells contribute to sexual dimorphism in severity of rat collagen-induced arthritis
IS  - 1
VL  - 10
DO  - 10.1038/s41598-020-58127-y
UR  - conv_478
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Dimitrijević, Mirjana and Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena and Kosec, Duško and Bufan, Biljana and Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana and Pilipović, Ivan and Leposavić, Gordana",
year = "2020",
abstract = "The study examined germinal centre (GC) reaction in lymph nodes draining inflamed joints and adjacent tissues (dLNs) in male and female Dark Agouti rat collagen type II (CII)-induced arthritis (CIA) model of rheumatoid arthritis. Female rats exhibiting the greater susceptibility to CIA mounted stronger serum CII-specific IgG response than their male counterparts. This correlated with the higher frequency of GC B cells in female compared with male dLNs. Consistently, the frequency of activated/proliferating Ki-67+ cells among dLN B cells was higher in females than in males. This correlated with the shift in dLN T follicular regulatory (Tfr)/T follicular helper (Tfh) cell ratio towards Tfh cells in females, and greater densities of CD40L and CD40 on their dLN T and B cells, respectively. The higher Tfh cell frequency in females was consistent with the greater dLN expression of mRNA for IL-21/27, the key cytokines involved in Tfh cell generation and their help to B cells. Additionally, in CII-stimulated female rat dLN cell cultures IFN-gamma /IL-4 production ratio was shifted towards IFN-gamma. Consistently, the serum IgG2a(b)/IgG1 CII-specific antibody ratio was shifted towards an IgG2a(b) response in females. Thus, targeting T-/B-cell interactions should be considered in putative further sex-based translational pharmacology research.",
publisher = "Nature Publishing Group, London",
journal = "Scientific Reports",
title = "Sex differences in Tfh cell help to B cells contribute to sexual dimorphism in severity of rat collagen-induced arthritis",
number = "1",
volume = "10",
doi = "10.1038/s41598-020-58127-y",
url = "conv_478"
}
Dimitrijević, M., Arsenović-Ranin, N., Kosec, D., Bufan, B., Nacka-Aleksić, M., Pilipović, I.,& Leposavić, G.. (2020). Sex differences in Tfh cell help to B cells contribute to sexual dimorphism in severity of rat collagen-induced arthritis. in Scientific Reports
Nature Publishing Group, London., 10(1).
https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-58127-y
conv_478
Dimitrijević M, Arsenović-Ranin N, Kosec D, Bufan B, Nacka-Aleksić M, Pilipović I, Leposavić G. Sex differences in Tfh cell help to B cells contribute to sexual dimorphism in severity of rat collagen-induced arthritis. in Scientific Reports. 2020;10(1).
doi:10.1038/s41598-020-58127-y
conv_478 .
Dimitrijević, Mirjana, Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena, Kosec, Duško, Bufan, Biljana, Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana, Pilipović, Ivan, Leposavić, Gordana, "Sex differences in Tfh cell help to B cells contribute to sexual dimorphism in severity of rat collagen-induced arthritis" in Scientific Reports, 10, no. 1 (2020),
https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-58127-y .,
conv_478 .
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Sex-Based Differences in Monocytic Lineage Cells Contribute to More Severe Collagen-Induced Arthritis in Female Rats Compared with Male Rats

Dimitrijević, Mirjana; Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena; Bufan, Biljana; Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana; Kosec, Duško; Pilipović, Ivan; Kotur-Stevuljević, Jelena; Simić, Ljubica; Sopta, Jelena; Leposavić, Gordana

(Springer/Plenum Publishers, New York, 2020)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Dimitrijević, Mirjana
AU  - Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena
AU  - Bufan, Biljana
AU  - Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana
AU  - Kosec, Duško
AU  - Pilipović, Ivan
AU  - Kotur-Stevuljević, Jelena
AU  - Simić, Ljubica
AU  - Sopta, Jelena
AU  - Leposavić, Gordana
PY  - 2020
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/543
AB  - Monocytes' plasticity has an important role in the development of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), an autoimmune disease exhibiting greater prevalence in women. Contribution of this phenomenon to sex bias in RA severity was investigated in rat collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) model of RA. The greater severity of CIA in females (exhibiting signs of bone resorption) was accompanied by the higher blood level of advanced oxidation protein products and a more pro-oxidant profile. Consistently, in females, the greater density of giant multinuclear cells (monocytes/macrophages and osteoclasts) in inflamed joint tissue was found. This correlated with the higher frequencies of CCR2- and CX3CR1- expressing cells (precursors of inflammatory monocytes/macrophages and osteoclasts) among CD11b+ splenocytes. This in conjunction with the enhanced migratory capacity of CD11b+ monocytic cells in females compared with males could be linked with the higher frequencies of CCR2+CX3CR1-CD43(low)CD11b+ and CCR2-CX3CR1+CD43(hi)CD11b+ cells (corresponding to "classical" and "non-classical" monocytes, respectively) and the greater density of CD68+ cells (monocytes/macrophages and osteoclast precursors/osteoclasts) in blood and inflamed paws from female rats, respectively. Consistently, the higher levels of GM-CSF, TNF-alpha and IL-6, IL-1 beta (driving Th17 cell differentiation), and IL-17 followed by the lower level of IL-10 were measured in inflamed paw cultures from female compared with male rats. To the greater IL-17 production (associated with enhanced monocyte immigration and differentiation into osteoclasts) most likely contributed augmented Th17 cell generation in the lymph nodes draining arthritic joints from female compared with male rats. Overall, the study suggests the sex-specific contribution of monocytic lineage cells to CIA, and possibly RA development.
PB  - Springer/Plenum Publishers, New York
T2  - Inflammation
T1  - Sex-Based Differences in Monocytic Lineage Cells Contribute to More Severe Collagen-Induced Arthritis in Female Rats Compared with Male Rats
EP  - 2331
IS  - 6
SP  - 2312
VL  - 43
DO  - 10.1007/s10753-020-01302-0
UR  - conv_480
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Dimitrijević, Mirjana and Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena and Bufan, Biljana and Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana and Kosec, Duško and Pilipović, Ivan and Kotur-Stevuljević, Jelena and Simić, Ljubica and Sopta, Jelena and Leposavić, Gordana",
year = "2020",
abstract = "Monocytes' plasticity has an important role in the development of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), an autoimmune disease exhibiting greater prevalence in women. Contribution of this phenomenon to sex bias in RA severity was investigated in rat collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) model of RA. The greater severity of CIA in females (exhibiting signs of bone resorption) was accompanied by the higher blood level of advanced oxidation protein products and a more pro-oxidant profile. Consistently, in females, the greater density of giant multinuclear cells (monocytes/macrophages and osteoclasts) in inflamed joint tissue was found. This correlated with the higher frequencies of CCR2- and CX3CR1- expressing cells (precursors of inflammatory monocytes/macrophages and osteoclasts) among CD11b+ splenocytes. This in conjunction with the enhanced migratory capacity of CD11b+ monocytic cells in females compared with males could be linked with the higher frequencies of CCR2+CX3CR1-CD43(low)CD11b+ and CCR2-CX3CR1+CD43(hi)CD11b+ cells (corresponding to "classical" and "non-classical" monocytes, respectively) and the greater density of CD68+ cells (monocytes/macrophages and osteoclast precursors/osteoclasts) in blood and inflamed paws from female rats, respectively. Consistently, the higher levels of GM-CSF, TNF-alpha and IL-6, IL-1 beta (driving Th17 cell differentiation), and IL-17 followed by the lower level of IL-10 were measured in inflamed paw cultures from female compared with male rats. To the greater IL-17 production (associated with enhanced monocyte immigration and differentiation into osteoclasts) most likely contributed augmented Th17 cell generation in the lymph nodes draining arthritic joints from female compared with male rats. Overall, the study suggests the sex-specific contribution of monocytic lineage cells to CIA, and possibly RA development.",
publisher = "Springer/Plenum Publishers, New York",
journal = "Inflammation",
title = "Sex-Based Differences in Monocytic Lineage Cells Contribute to More Severe Collagen-Induced Arthritis in Female Rats Compared with Male Rats",
pages = "2331-2312",
number = "6",
volume = "43",
doi = "10.1007/s10753-020-01302-0",
url = "conv_480"
}
Dimitrijević, M., Arsenović-Ranin, N., Bufan, B., Nacka-Aleksić, M., Kosec, D., Pilipović, I., Kotur-Stevuljević, J., Simić, L., Sopta, J.,& Leposavić, G.. (2020). Sex-Based Differences in Monocytic Lineage Cells Contribute to More Severe Collagen-Induced Arthritis in Female Rats Compared with Male Rats. in Inflammation
Springer/Plenum Publishers, New York., 43(6), 2312-2331.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10753-020-01302-0
conv_480
Dimitrijević M, Arsenović-Ranin N, Bufan B, Nacka-Aleksić M, Kosec D, Pilipović I, Kotur-Stevuljević J, Simić L, Sopta J, Leposavić G. Sex-Based Differences in Monocytic Lineage Cells Contribute to More Severe Collagen-Induced Arthritis in Female Rats Compared with Male Rats. in Inflammation. 2020;43(6):2312-2331.
doi:10.1007/s10753-020-01302-0
conv_480 .
Dimitrijević, Mirjana, Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena, Bufan, Biljana, Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana, Kosec, Duško, Pilipović, Ivan, Kotur-Stevuljević, Jelena, Simić, Ljubica, Sopta, Jelena, Leposavić, Gordana, "Sex-Based Differences in Monocytic Lineage Cells Contribute to More Severe Collagen-Induced Arthritis in Female Rats Compared with Male Rats" in Inflammation, 43, no. 6 (2020):2312-2331,
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10753-020-01302-0 .,
conv_480 .
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Noradrenaline through beta-adrenoceptor contributes to sexual dimorphism in primary CD4+T-cell response in DA rat EAE model?

Vujnović, Ivana; Pilipović, Ivan; Jasnić, Nebojša; Petrović, Raisa; Blagojević, Veljko; Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena; Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica; Đorđević, Jelena; Leposavić, Gordana

(Academic Press Inc Elsevier Science, San Diego, 2019)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Vujnović, Ivana
AU  - Pilipović, Ivan
AU  - Jasnić, Nebojša
AU  - Petrović, Raisa
AU  - Blagojević, Veljko
AU  - Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena
AU  - Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica
AU  - Đorđević, Jelena
AU  - Leposavić, Gordana
PY  - 2019
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/539
AB  - Males exhibit stronger sympathetic nervous system (SNS) activity, but weaker primary CD4 + T-cell (auto) immune responses. To test the role of catecholamines, major end-point SNS mediators, in this dimorphism, influence of propranolol (beta-adrenoceptor blocker) on mitogen/neuroantigen-stimulated CD4 + T cells from female and male EAE rat draining lymph node (dLN) cell cultures was examined. Male rat dLNs exhibited higher noradrenaline concentration and frequency of beta(2)-adrenoceptor-expressing CD4 + T lymphocytes and antigen presenting cells. Propranolol, irrespective of exogenous noradrenaline presence, more prominently augmented IL-2 production and proliferation of CD4 + lymphocytes in male than female rat dLN cell cultures. In neuroantigen-stimulated dLN cells of both sexes propranolol increased IL-1 beta and IL-23/p19 expression and IL-17 + CD4 + cell frequency, but enhanced IL-17 production only in male rat CD4 + lymphocytes, thereby abrogating sexual dimorphism in IL-17 concentration observed in propranolol-free cultures. Thus, beta-adrenoceptor-mediated signalling may contribute to sex bias in rat IL-17-producing cell secretory capacity.
PB  - Academic Press Inc Elsevier Science, San Diego
T2  - Cellular Immunology
T1  - Noradrenaline through beta-adrenoceptor contributes to sexual dimorphism in primary CD4+T-cell response in DA rat EAE model?
EP  - 57
SP  - 48
VL  - 336
DO  - 10.1016/j.cellimm.2018.12.009
UR  - conv_448
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Vujnović, Ivana and Pilipović, Ivan and Jasnić, Nebojša and Petrović, Raisa and Blagojević, Veljko and Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena and Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica and Đorđević, Jelena and Leposavić, Gordana",
year = "2019",
abstract = "Males exhibit stronger sympathetic nervous system (SNS) activity, but weaker primary CD4 + T-cell (auto) immune responses. To test the role of catecholamines, major end-point SNS mediators, in this dimorphism, influence of propranolol (beta-adrenoceptor blocker) on mitogen/neuroantigen-stimulated CD4 + T cells from female and male EAE rat draining lymph node (dLN) cell cultures was examined. Male rat dLNs exhibited higher noradrenaline concentration and frequency of beta(2)-adrenoceptor-expressing CD4 + T lymphocytes and antigen presenting cells. Propranolol, irrespective of exogenous noradrenaline presence, more prominently augmented IL-2 production and proliferation of CD4 + lymphocytes in male than female rat dLN cell cultures. In neuroantigen-stimulated dLN cells of both sexes propranolol increased IL-1 beta and IL-23/p19 expression and IL-17 + CD4 + cell frequency, but enhanced IL-17 production only in male rat CD4 + lymphocytes, thereby abrogating sexual dimorphism in IL-17 concentration observed in propranolol-free cultures. Thus, beta-adrenoceptor-mediated signalling may contribute to sex bias in rat IL-17-producing cell secretory capacity.",
publisher = "Academic Press Inc Elsevier Science, San Diego",
journal = "Cellular Immunology",
title = "Noradrenaline through beta-adrenoceptor contributes to sexual dimorphism in primary CD4+T-cell response in DA rat EAE model?",
pages = "57-48",
volume = "336",
doi = "10.1016/j.cellimm.2018.12.009",
url = "conv_448"
}
Vujnović, I., Pilipović, I., Jasnić, N., Petrović, R., Blagojević, V., Arsenović-Ranin, N., Stojić-Vukanić, Z., Đorđević, J.,& Leposavić, G.. (2019). Noradrenaline through beta-adrenoceptor contributes to sexual dimorphism in primary CD4+T-cell response in DA rat EAE model?. in Cellular Immunology
Academic Press Inc Elsevier Science, San Diego., 336, 48-57.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cellimm.2018.12.009
conv_448
Vujnović I, Pilipović I, Jasnić N, Petrović R, Blagojević V, Arsenović-Ranin N, Stojić-Vukanić Z, Đorđević J, Leposavić G. Noradrenaline through beta-adrenoceptor contributes to sexual dimorphism in primary CD4+T-cell response in DA rat EAE model?. in Cellular Immunology. 2019;336:48-57.
doi:10.1016/j.cellimm.2018.12.009
conv_448 .
Vujnović, Ivana, Pilipović, Ivan, Jasnić, Nebojša, Petrović, Raisa, Blagojević, Veljko, Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena, Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica, Đorđević, Jelena, Leposavić, Gordana, "Noradrenaline through beta-adrenoceptor contributes to sexual dimorphism in primary CD4+T-cell response in DA rat EAE model?" in Cellular Immunology, 336 (2019):48-57,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cellimm.2018.12.009 .,
conv_448 .
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Sexual dimorphism in rat thymic involution: a correlation with thymic oxidative status and inflammation

Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana; Pilipović, Ivan; Kotur-Stevuljević, Jelena; Petrović, Raisa; Sopta, Jelena; Leposavić, Gordana

(Springer, New York, 2019)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana
AU  - Pilipović, Ivan
AU  - Kotur-Stevuljević, Jelena
AU  - Petrović, Raisa
AU  - Sopta, Jelena
AU  - Leposavić, Gordana
PY  - 2019
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/540
AB  - The study investigated mechanisms underlying sex differences in thymic involution in Dark Agouti rats. Adverse effects of aging on thymus were more pronounced in males than in females. Thymi from old males exhibited more prominent: (i) fibro-adipose degeneration which correlated with greater intensity of thymic oxidative stress and enhanced thymic TGF- and IL-6 expression and (ii) decline in thymopoiesis, as suggested by the number of the most mature CD4+CD8-/CD4-CD8+ single positive (SP) TCRhigh thymocytes. The greater accumulation of adipose tissue in old male thymus was linked with greater age-related increase in thymic expression of PPAR and STAT3, a transcription factor regulating the expression of PPAR downstream genes, in male than in female rats. In aged thymi of both sexes the early CD4-CD8- double negative (DN) stage of thymocyte development was affected, so relative accumulation of the least mature CD45RC+CD2- cells followed by decreased frequency of their DN and CD4+CD8+ double positive (DP) TCR- descendants was observed. Additionally, in old males, because of the increased thymic expression of Nur77, a nuclear receptor involved in negative selection, and decreased CD90 (a negative regulator of thymocyte selection threshold) MFI on DP TCRint thymocytes, less efficient positive/more efficient negative selection was found. Moreover, in male rats, thymocyte post-selection differentiation/maturation was skewed towards CD4-CD8+ SP TCRhigh cells compared with age-matched females, reflecting, at least partly, greater IL-15 expression in their thymi. The study indicated mechanisms underlying sex-based differences in age-related thymic changes and consequently necessity of sex-specific approaches in designing strategies to rejuvenate thymus.
PB  - Springer, New York
T2  - Biogerontology
T1  - Sexual dimorphism in rat thymic involution: a correlation with thymic oxidative status and inflammation
EP  - 569
IS  - 4
SP  - 545
VL  - 20
DO  - 10.1007/s10522-019-09816-3
UR  - conv_455
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana and Pilipović, Ivan and Kotur-Stevuljević, Jelena and Petrović, Raisa and Sopta, Jelena and Leposavić, Gordana",
year = "2019",
abstract = "The study investigated mechanisms underlying sex differences in thymic involution in Dark Agouti rats. Adverse effects of aging on thymus were more pronounced in males than in females. Thymi from old males exhibited more prominent: (i) fibro-adipose degeneration which correlated with greater intensity of thymic oxidative stress and enhanced thymic TGF- and IL-6 expression and (ii) decline in thymopoiesis, as suggested by the number of the most mature CD4+CD8-/CD4-CD8+ single positive (SP) TCRhigh thymocytes. The greater accumulation of adipose tissue in old male thymus was linked with greater age-related increase in thymic expression of PPAR and STAT3, a transcription factor regulating the expression of PPAR downstream genes, in male than in female rats. In aged thymi of both sexes the early CD4-CD8- double negative (DN) stage of thymocyte development was affected, so relative accumulation of the least mature CD45RC+CD2- cells followed by decreased frequency of their DN and CD4+CD8+ double positive (DP) TCR- descendants was observed. Additionally, in old males, because of the increased thymic expression of Nur77, a nuclear receptor involved in negative selection, and decreased CD90 (a negative regulator of thymocyte selection threshold) MFI on DP TCRint thymocytes, less efficient positive/more efficient negative selection was found. Moreover, in male rats, thymocyte post-selection differentiation/maturation was skewed towards CD4-CD8+ SP TCRhigh cells compared with age-matched females, reflecting, at least partly, greater IL-15 expression in their thymi. The study indicated mechanisms underlying sex-based differences in age-related thymic changes and consequently necessity of sex-specific approaches in designing strategies to rejuvenate thymus.",
publisher = "Springer, New York",
journal = "Biogerontology",
title = "Sexual dimorphism in rat thymic involution: a correlation with thymic oxidative status and inflammation",
pages = "569-545",
number = "4",
volume = "20",
doi = "10.1007/s10522-019-09816-3",
url = "conv_455"
}
Nacka-Aleksić, M., Pilipović, I., Kotur-Stevuljević, J., Petrović, R., Sopta, J.,& Leposavić, G.. (2019). Sexual dimorphism in rat thymic involution: a correlation with thymic oxidative status and inflammation. in Biogerontology
Springer, New York., 20(4), 545-569.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10522-019-09816-3
conv_455
Nacka-Aleksić M, Pilipović I, Kotur-Stevuljević J, Petrović R, Sopta J, Leposavić G. Sexual dimorphism in rat thymic involution: a correlation with thymic oxidative status and inflammation. in Biogerontology. 2019;20(4):545-569.
doi:10.1007/s10522-019-09816-3
conv_455 .
Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana, Pilipović, Ivan, Kotur-Stevuljević, Jelena, Petrović, Raisa, Sopta, Jelena, Leposavić, Gordana, "Sexual dimorphism in rat thymic involution: a correlation with thymic oxidative status and inflammation" in Biogerontology, 20, no. 4 (2019):545-569,
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10522-019-09816-3 .,
conv_455 .
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Natural killer cells as participants in pathogenesis of rat experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE): lessons from research on rats with distinct age and strain

Đuretić, Jasmina; Pilipović, Ivan; Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica; Leposavić, Gordana

(Termedia Publishing House Ltd, Poznan, 2019)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Đuretić, Jasmina
AU  - Pilipović, Ivan
AU  - Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica
AU  - Leposavić, Gordana
PY  - 2019
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/525
AB  - Natural killer (NK) cells, influencing dendritic cell (DC)-mediated CD4+ lymphocyte priming in draining lymph nodes (dLNs) and controlling spinal cord (SC) infiltration with encephalitogenic CD4+T lymphocytes, modulate EAE (multiple sclerosis model). This study examined their putative contribution to age-related differences in EAE development in Dark Agouti (DA) (exhibiting age-related decrease in EAE susceptibility) and Albino Oxford (AO) (becoming susceptible to EAE with aging) rats. Aging increased NK cell number in dLNs from rats of both strains. In AO rats, but not in DA ones, it also increased the numbers of IFN-gamma-producing NK cells (important for DC activation) and activated/matured DCs, thereby increasing activated/matured DC/conventional Foxp3-CD4+ cell ratio and activated CD25+Foxp3-CD4+ cell number. Aging in DA rats diminished activated/matured DC/conventional Foxp3-CD4+ cell ratio and activated Foxp3-CD4+ cell number. However, MBP-stimulated CD4+ cell proliferation did not differ in dLN cell cultures from young and aged AO rats (as more favorable activated/matured DC/Foxp3-CD4+ cell ratio was abrogated by lower intrinsic CD4+ cell proliferative capacity and a greater regulatory CD25+Foxp3+CD4+ lymphocyte frequency), but was lower in those from aged compared with young DA rats. At SC level, aging shifted Foxp3-CD4+/cytotoxic CX3CR1+ NK cell ratio towards the former in AO rats, so it was less favorable in aged AO rats exhibiting prolonged neurological deficit compared with their DA counterparts. The study showed strain and age differences in number of IFN-gamma-producing NK cells in EAE rat dLNs, and suggested that their pathogenetic relevance depends on frequency and/or activity of other cells involved in CD4+ T cell (auto)immune response.
PB  - Termedia Publishing House Ltd, Poznan
T2  - Central European Journal of Immunology
T1  - Natural killer cells as participants in pathogenesis of rat experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE): lessons from research on rats with distinct age and strain
EP  - 356
IS  - 4
SP  - 337
VL  - 44
DO  - 10.5114/ceji.2019.92777
UR  - conv_469
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Đuretić, Jasmina and Pilipović, Ivan and Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica and Leposavić, Gordana",
year = "2019",
abstract = "Natural killer (NK) cells, influencing dendritic cell (DC)-mediated CD4+ lymphocyte priming in draining lymph nodes (dLNs) and controlling spinal cord (SC) infiltration with encephalitogenic CD4+T lymphocytes, modulate EAE (multiple sclerosis model). This study examined their putative contribution to age-related differences in EAE development in Dark Agouti (DA) (exhibiting age-related decrease in EAE susceptibility) and Albino Oxford (AO) (becoming susceptible to EAE with aging) rats. Aging increased NK cell number in dLNs from rats of both strains. In AO rats, but not in DA ones, it also increased the numbers of IFN-gamma-producing NK cells (important for DC activation) and activated/matured DCs, thereby increasing activated/matured DC/conventional Foxp3-CD4+ cell ratio and activated CD25+Foxp3-CD4+ cell number. Aging in DA rats diminished activated/matured DC/conventional Foxp3-CD4+ cell ratio and activated Foxp3-CD4+ cell number. However, MBP-stimulated CD4+ cell proliferation did not differ in dLN cell cultures from young and aged AO rats (as more favorable activated/matured DC/Foxp3-CD4+ cell ratio was abrogated by lower intrinsic CD4+ cell proliferative capacity and a greater regulatory CD25+Foxp3+CD4+ lymphocyte frequency), but was lower in those from aged compared with young DA rats. At SC level, aging shifted Foxp3-CD4+/cytotoxic CX3CR1+ NK cell ratio towards the former in AO rats, so it was less favorable in aged AO rats exhibiting prolonged neurological deficit compared with their DA counterparts. The study showed strain and age differences in number of IFN-gamma-producing NK cells in EAE rat dLNs, and suggested that their pathogenetic relevance depends on frequency and/or activity of other cells involved in CD4+ T cell (auto)immune response.",
publisher = "Termedia Publishing House Ltd, Poznan",
journal = "Central European Journal of Immunology",
title = "Natural killer cells as participants in pathogenesis of rat experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE): lessons from research on rats with distinct age and strain",
pages = "356-337",
number = "4",
volume = "44",
doi = "10.5114/ceji.2019.92777",
url = "conv_469"
}
Đuretić, J., Pilipović, I., Stojić-Vukanić, Z.,& Leposavić, G.. (2019). Natural killer cells as participants in pathogenesis of rat experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE): lessons from research on rats with distinct age and strain. in Central European Journal of Immunology
Termedia Publishing House Ltd, Poznan., 44(4), 337-356.
https://doi.org/10.5114/ceji.2019.92777
conv_469
Đuretić J, Pilipović I, Stojić-Vukanić Z, Leposavić G. Natural killer cells as participants in pathogenesis of rat experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE): lessons from research on rats with distinct age and strain. in Central European Journal of Immunology. 2019;44(4):337-356.
doi:10.5114/ceji.2019.92777
conv_469 .
Đuretić, Jasmina, Pilipović, Ivan, Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica, Leposavić, Gordana, "Natural killer cells as participants in pathogenesis of rat experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE): lessons from research on rats with distinct age and strain" in Central European Journal of Immunology, 44, no. 4 (2019):337-356,
https://doi.org/10.5114/ceji.2019.92777 .,
conv_469 .
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Sexual dimorphism in Th17/Treg axis in lymph nodes draining inflamed joints in rats with collagen-induced arthritis

Dimitrijević, Mirjana; Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena; Kosec, Duško; Bufan, Biljana; Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana; Pilipović, Ivan; Leposavić, Gordana

(Academic Press Inc Elsevier Science, San Diego, 2019)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Dimitrijević, Mirjana
AU  - Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena
AU  - Kosec, Duško
AU  - Bufan, Biljana
AU  - Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana
AU  - Pilipović, Ivan
AU  - Leposavić, Gordana
PY  - 2019
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/538
AB  - Collagen type II-induced arthritis (CIA) in Dark Agouti rats, a model of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), reproduces sexual dimorphism in the incidence and severity of the human disease. Th17 cells are central in the induction/propagation of autoimmune inflammation in CIA and RA. To assess mechanisms underlying this dimorphism in CIA rats, in lymph nodes draining inflamed joints and adjacent tissues (dLNs) from CIA rats of both sexes Th17/CD25 + Foxp3 + CD4 + T-regulatory cell (Treg) ratio, Th17 cell redifferentiation in functionally distinct subsets and Treg transdifferentiation into IL-17-producing cells (exTregs) were examined. In female rats (developing more severe CIA than their male counterparts) the higher frequency of all Th17 cells (reflecting partly their greater proliferation), followed by the higher frequency of highly pathogenic IFN-gamma/GM-CSF-co-producing cells, but lower frequency of less pathogenic/immunoregulatory IL-10-producing cells among them was found. Additionally, compared with male rats, in female rats the lower frequency of Tregs was observed. Moreover, Tregs from female rats exhibited diminished proliferative and suppressive capacity (judging by PD-1 expression) and enhanced conversion into IL-17-producing cells. Given that TGF-beta concentration was comparable in collagen-type II-stimulated dLN cell cultures from female and male rats, the shift in Th17/Treg ratio followed by augmented Th17 cell redifferentiation into IFN-gamma/GM-CSF-co-producing cells and Treg transdifferentiation into IL-17-producing cells in female rats was associated with increased concentration of IL-6 in female rat dLN cell cultures, and the higher frequency of IL-1 beta- and IL-23-producing cells among their dLN cells. The lower frequency of IL-10-producing B cells, presumably B regulatory cells (Bregs) could also contribute to the shift in Th17/Treg ratio in female rat compared with male rat dLNs. Consistently, the lower expression of IL-35 (the cytokine promoting Treg expansion directly and indirectly, by favoring Breg expansion and conversion into IL-10/IL-35-producing cells) in female rat dLN cells was detected. Thus, the study identified putative cellular and molecular substrates of the sexual dimorphism in the immunopathogenesis and clinical outcome of CIA and suggested mechanisms to be targeted in females to improve control of Th17 response, and consequently clinical outcome of CIA, and possibly RA.
PB  - Academic Press Inc Elsevier Science, San Diego
T2  - Brain Behavior and Immunity
T1  - Sexual dimorphism in Th17/Treg axis in lymph nodes draining inflamed joints in rats with collagen-induced arthritis
EP  - 214
SP  - 198
VL  - 76
DO  - 10.1016/j.bbi.2018.11.311
UR  - conv_449
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Dimitrijević, Mirjana and Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena and Kosec, Duško and Bufan, Biljana and Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana and Pilipović, Ivan and Leposavić, Gordana",
year = "2019",
abstract = "Collagen type II-induced arthritis (CIA) in Dark Agouti rats, a model of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), reproduces sexual dimorphism in the incidence and severity of the human disease. Th17 cells are central in the induction/propagation of autoimmune inflammation in CIA and RA. To assess mechanisms underlying this dimorphism in CIA rats, in lymph nodes draining inflamed joints and adjacent tissues (dLNs) from CIA rats of both sexes Th17/CD25 + Foxp3 + CD4 + T-regulatory cell (Treg) ratio, Th17 cell redifferentiation in functionally distinct subsets and Treg transdifferentiation into IL-17-producing cells (exTregs) were examined. In female rats (developing more severe CIA than their male counterparts) the higher frequency of all Th17 cells (reflecting partly their greater proliferation), followed by the higher frequency of highly pathogenic IFN-gamma/GM-CSF-co-producing cells, but lower frequency of less pathogenic/immunoregulatory IL-10-producing cells among them was found. Additionally, compared with male rats, in female rats the lower frequency of Tregs was observed. Moreover, Tregs from female rats exhibited diminished proliferative and suppressive capacity (judging by PD-1 expression) and enhanced conversion into IL-17-producing cells. Given that TGF-beta concentration was comparable in collagen-type II-stimulated dLN cell cultures from female and male rats, the shift in Th17/Treg ratio followed by augmented Th17 cell redifferentiation into IFN-gamma/GM-CSF-co-producing cells and Treg transdifferentiation into IL-17-producing cells in female rats was associated with increased concentration of IL-6 in female rat dLN cell cultures, and the higher frequency of IL-1 beta- and IL-23-producing cells among their dLN cells. The lower frequency of IL-10-producing B cells, presumably B regulatory cells (Bregs) could also contribute to the shift in Th17/Treg ratio in female rat compared with male rat dLNs. Consistently, the lower expression of IL-35 (the cytokine promoting Treg expansion directly and indirectly, by favoring Breg expansion and conversion into IL-10/IL-35-producing cells) in female rat dLN cells was detected. Thus, the study identified putative cellular and molecular substrates of the sexual dimorphism in the immunopathogenesis and clinical outcome of CIA and suggested mechanisms to be targeted in females to improve control of Th17 response, and consequently clinical outcome of CIA, and possibly RA.",
publisher = "Academic Press Inc Elsevier Science, San Diego",
journal = "Brain Behavior and Immunity",
title = "Sexual dimorphism in Th17/Treg axis in lymph nodes draining inflamed joints in rats with collagen-induced arthritis",
pages = "214-198",
volume = "76",
doi = "10.1016/j.bbi.2018.11.311",
url = "conv_449"
}
Dimitrijević, M., Arsenović-Ranin, N., Kosec, D., Bufan, B., Nacka-Aleksić, M., Pilipović, I.,& Leposavić, G.. (2019). Sexual dimorphism in Th17/Treg axis in lymph nodes draining inflamed joints in rats with collagen-induced arthritis. in Brain Behavior and Immunity
Academic Press Inc Elsevier Science, San Diego., 76, 198-214.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbi.2018.11.311
conv_449
Dimitrijević M, Arsenović-Ranin N, Kosec D, Bufan B, Nacka-Aleksić M, Pilipović I, Leposavić G. Sexual dimorphism in Th17/Treg axis in lymph nodes draining inflamed joints in rats with collagen-induced arthritis. in Brain Behavior and Immunity. 2019;76:198-214.
doi:10.1016/j.bbi.2018.11.311
conv_449 .
Dimitrijević, Mirjana, Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena, Kosec, Duško, Bufan, Biljana, Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana, Pilipović, Ivan, Leposavić, Gordana, "Sexual dimorphism in Th17/Treg axis in lymph nodes draining inflamed joints in rats with collagen-induced arthritis" in Brain Behavior and Immunity, 76 (2019):198-214,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbi.2018.11.311 .,
conv_449 .
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Noradrenaline modulates CD4+T cell priming in rat experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis: a role for the alpha(1)-adrenoceptor

Pilipović, Ivan; Vujnović, Ivana; Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica; Petrović, Raisa; Kosec, Duško; Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana; Jasnić, Nebojša; Leposavić, Gordana

(Humana Press Inc, Totowa, 2019)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Pilipović, Ivan
AU  - Vujnović, Ivana
AU  - Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica
AU  - Petrović, Raisa
AU  - Kosec, Duško
AU  - Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana
AU  - Jasnić, Nebojša
AU  - Leposavić, Gordana
PY  - 2019
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/531
AB  - Pharmacological blockade of alpha(1)-adrenoceptor is shown to influence development of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), an IL-17-producing CD4+TCR+ (Th17) cell-mediated disease mimicking multiple sclerosis. Considering significance of CD4+ cell priming for the clinical outcome of EAE, the study examined alpha(1)-adrenoceptor-mediated influence of catecholamines, particularly those derived from draining lymph node (dLN) cells (as catecholamine supply from nerve fibers decreases with the initiation of autoimmune diseases) for CD4+ cell priming. The results confirmed diminishing effect of immunization on nerve fiber-derived noradrenaline supply and showed that antigen presenting and CD4+ cells synthesize catecholamines, while antigen presenting cells and only CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ regulatory T cells (Tregs) express alpha(1)-adrenoceptor. The analysis of influence of alpha(1)-adrenoceptor antagonist prazosin on the myelin basic protein (MBP)-stimulated CD4+ lymphocytes in dLN cell culture showed their diminished proliferation in the presence of prazosin. This was consistent with prazosin enhancing effect on Treg frequency and their Foxp3 expression in these cultures. The latter was associated with upregulation of TGF-beta expression. Additionally, prazosin decreased antigen presenting cell activation and affected their cytokine profile by diminishing the frequency of cells that produce Th17 polarizing cytokines (IL-1 beta and IL-23) and increasing that of IL-10-producing cells. Consistently, the frequency of all IL-17A+ cells and those co-expressing GM-CSF within CD4+ lymphocytes was decreased in prazosin-supplemented MBP-stimulated dLN cell cultures. Collectively, the results indicated that dLN cell-derived catecholamines may influence EAE development by modulating interactions between distinct subtypes of CD4+ T cells and antigen presenting cells through alpha(1)-adrenoceptor and consequently CD4+ T cell priming.
PB  - Humana Press Inc, Totowa
T2  - Immunologic Research
T1  - Noradrenaline modulates CD4+T cell priming in rat experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis: a role for the alpha(1)-adrenoceptor
EP  - 240
IS  - 2-3
SP  - 223
VL  - 67
DO  - 10.1007/s12026-019-09082-y
UR  - conv_459
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Pilipović, Ivan and Vujnović, Ivana and Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica and Petrović, Raisa and Kosec, Duško and Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana and Jasnić, Nebojša and Leposavić, Gordana",
year = "2019",
abstract = "Pharmacological blockade of alpha(1)-adrenoceptor is shown to influence development of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), an IL-17-producing CD4+TCR+ (Th17) cell-mediated disease mimicking multiple sclerosis. Considering significance of CD4+ cell priming for the clinical outcome of EAE, the study examined alpha(1)-adrenoceptor-mediated influence of catecholamines, particularly those derived from draining lymph node (dLN) cells (as catecholamine supply from nerve fibers decreases with the initiation of autoimmune diseases) for CD4+ cell priming. The results confirmed diminishing effect of immunization on nerve fiber-derived noradrenaline supply and showed that antigen presenting and CD4+ cells synthesize catecholamines, while antigen presenting cells and only CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ regulatory T cells (Tregs) express alpha(1)-adrenoceptor. The analysis of influence of alpha(1)-adrenoceptor antagonist prazosin on the myelin basic protein (MBP)-stimulated CD4+ lymphocytes in dLN cell culture showed their diminished proliferation in the presence of prazosin. This was consistent with prazosin enhancing effect on Treg frequency and their Foxp3 expression in these cultures. The latter was associated with upregulation of TGF-beta expression. Additionally, prazosin decreased antigen presenting cell activation and affected their cytokine profile by diminishing the frequency of cells that produce Th17 polarizing cytokines (IL-1 beta and IL-23) and increasing that of IL-10-producing cells. Consistently, the frequency of all IL-17A+ cells and those co-expressing GM-CSF within CD4+ lymphocytes was decreased in prazosin-supplemented MBP-stimulated dLN cell cultures. Collectively, the results indicated that dLN cell-derived catecholamines may influence EAE development by modulating interactions between distinct subtypes of CD4+ T cells and antigen presenting cells through alpha(1)-adrenoceptor and consequently CD4+ T cell priming.",
publisher = "Humana Press Inc, Totowa",
journal = "Immunologic Research",
title = "Noradrenaline modulates CD4+T cell priming in rat experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis: a role for the alpha(1)-adrenoceptor",
pages = "240-223",
number = "2-3",
volume = "67",
doi = "10.1007/s12026-019-09082-y",
url = "conv_459"
}
Pilipović, I., Vujnović, I., Stojić-Vukanić, Z., Petrović, R., Kosec, D., Nacka-Aleksić, M., Jasnić, N.,& Leposavić, G.. (2019). Noradrenaline modulates CD4+T cell priming in rat experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis: a role for the alpha(1)-adrenoceptor. in Immunologic Research
Humana Press Inc, Totowa., 67(2-3), 223-240.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12026-019-09082-y
conv_459
Pilipović I, Vujnović I, Stojić-Vukanić Z, Petrović R, Kosec D, Nacka-Aleksić M, Jasnić N, Leposavić G. Noradrenaline modulates CD4+T cell priming in rat experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis: a role for the alpha(1)-adrenoceptor. in Immunologic Research. 2019;67(2-3):223-240.
doi:10.1007/s12026-019-09082-y
conv_459 .
Pilipović, Ivan, Vujnović, Ivana, Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica, Petrović, Raisa, Kosec, Duško, Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana, Jasnić, Nebojša, Leposavić, Gordana, "Noradrenaline modulates CD4+T cell priming in rat experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis: a role for the alpha(1)-adrenoceptor" in Immunologic Research, 67, no. 2-3 (2019):223-240,
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12026-019-09082-y .,
conv_459 .
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Propranolol Impairs Primary Immune Responses in Rat Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis

Pilipović, Ivan; Vujnović, Ivana; Petrović, Raisa; Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica; Leposavić, Gordana

(Karger, Basel, 2019)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Pilipović, Ivan
AU  - Vujnović, Ivana
AU  - Petrović, Raisa
AU  - Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica
AU  - Leposavić, Gordana
PY  - 2019
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/541
AB  - Objective: We examined the effect of beta-adrenoceptor (AR) blockade in the preclinical phase of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), the most commonly used model of multiple sclerosis, on the development of primary CD4+ T-cell responses in draining lymph nodes (dLNs). Methods: CD11b+ cell migration to dLNs, CD4+ T-cell activation/proliferation, and IL-17+ CD4+ (Th17) cell numbers in dLN and spinal cord (SC) were examined in male and female Dark Agouti rats using flow cytometry analysis. Results: Irrespective of sex, in propranolol-treated (PT) rats, migration of CD11b+ antigen-presenting cells from the site of immunization to dLNs was impaired compared with saline-treated controls and consequently the frequency of all CD11b+ cells in dLNs and activated cells among them, too. This correlated with decreased expression of CCL19/21 transcripts in dLNs. Consistently, the frequency of activated/proliferating cells among dLN CD4+ T cells was reduced in PT rats. Additionally, propranolol reduced the number of Th17 cells in dLNs and SC. Consistently, male and female PT rats exhibited a decreased incidence of EAE and prolonged duration of the asymptomatic disease phase. Conclusion: This study suggests that sympathetic dysregulation is involved in the outbreak of clinical EAE. (C) 2019 S. Karger AG, Basel
PB  - Karger, Basel
T2  - Neuroimmunomodulation
T1  - Propranolol Impairs Primary Immune Responses in Rat Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis
EP  - 138
IS  - 3
SP  - 129
VL  - 26
DO  - 10.1159/000500094
UR  - conv_458
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Pilipović, Ivan and Vujnović, Ivana and Petrović, Raisa and Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica and Leposavić, Gordana",
year = "2019",
abstract = "Objective: We examined the effect of beta-adrenoceptor (AR) blockade in the preclinical phase of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), the most commonly used model of multiple sclerosis, on the development of primary CD4+ T-cell responses in draining lymph nodes (dLNs). Methods: CD11b+ cell migration to dLNs, CD4+ T-cell activation/proliferation, and IL-17+ CD4+ (Th17) cell numbers in dLN and spinal cord (SC) were examined in male and female Dark Agouti rats using flow cytometry analysis. Results: Irrespective of sex, in propranolol-treated (PT) rats, migration of CD11b+ antigen-presenting cells from the site of immunization to dLNs was impaired compared with saline-treated controls and consequently the frequency of all CD11b+ cells in dLNs and activated cells among them, too. This correlated with decreased expression of CCL19/21 transcripts in dLNs. Consistently, the frequency of activated/proliferating cells among dLN CD4+ T cells was reduced in PT rats. Additionally, propranolol reduced the number of Th17 cells in dLNs and SC. Consistently, male and female PT rats exhibited a decreased incidence of EAE and prolonged duration of the asymptomatic disease phase. Conclusion: This study suggests that sympathetic dysregulation is involved in the outbreak of clinical EAE. (C) 2019 S. Karger AG, Basel",
publisher = "Karger, Basel",
journal = "Neuroimmunomodulation",
title = "Propranolol Impairs Primary Immune Responses in Rat Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis",
pages = "138-129",
number = "3",
volume = "26",
doi = "10.1159/000500094",
url = "conv_458"
}
Pilipović, I., Vujnović, I., Petrović, R., Stojić-Vukanić, Z.,& Leposavić, G.. (2019). Propranolol Impairs Primary Immune Responses in Rat Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis. in Neuroimmunomodulation
Karger, Basel., 26(3), 129-138.
https://doi.org/10.1159/000500094
conv_458
Pilipović I, Vujnović I, Petrović R, Stojić-Vukanić Z, Leposavić G. Propranolol Impairs Primary Immune Responses in Rat Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis. in Neuroimmunomodulation. 2019;26(3):129-138.
doi:10.1159/000500094
conv_458 .
Pilipović, Ivan, Vujnović, Ivana, Petrović, Raisa, Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica, Leposavić, Gordana, "Propranolol Impairs Primary Immune Responses in Rat Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis" in Neuroimmunomodulation, 26, no. 3 (2019):129-138,
https://doi.org/10.1159/000500094 .,
conv_458 .
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3
4

Intrinsic and Extrinsic Thymic Adrenergic Networks: Sex Steroid-Dependent Plasticity

Leposavić, Gordana; Pilipović, Ivan

(Frontiers Media Sa, Lausanne, 2018)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Leposavić, Gordana
AU  - Pilipović, Ivan
PY  - 2018
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/524
AB  - The thymus is sexually differentiated organ providing microenvironment for T-cell precursor differentiation/maturation in the major histocompatibility complex-restricted self-tolerant T cells. With increasing age, the thymus undergoes involution leading to the decline in efficacy of thymopoiesis. Noradrenaline from thymic nerve fibers and "(nor) adrenergic" cells is involved in the regulation of thymopoiesis. In rodents, noradrenaline concentration in thymus and adrenoceptor (AR) expression on thymic cells depend on sex and age. These differences are suggested to be implicated in the development of sexual diergism and the age-related decline in thymopoiesis. The programming of both thymic sexual differentiation and its involution occurs during the critical early perinatal period and may be reprogrammed during peripubertal development. The thymic (re) programming is critically dependent on circulating levels of gonadal steroids. Although the underlying molecular mechanisms have not yet been elucidated fully, it is assumed that the gonadal steroid action during the critical perinatal/peripubertal developmental periods leads to long-lasting changes in the efficacy of thymopoiesis partly through (re) programming of "(nor) adrenergic" cell networks and AR expression on thymic cells.
PB  - Frontiers Media Sa, Lausanne
T2  - Frontiers in Endocrinology
T1  - Intrinsic and Extrinsic Thymic Adrenergic Networks: Sex Steroid-Dependent Plasticity
VL  - 9
DO  - 10.3389/fendo.2018.00013
UR  - conv_424
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Leposavić, Gordana and Pilipović, Ivan",
year = "2018",
abstract = "The thymus is sexually differentiated organ providing microenvironment for T-cell precursor differentiation/maturation in the major histocompatibility complex-restricted self-tolerant T cells. With increasing age, the thymus undergoes involution leading to the decline in efficacy of thymopoiesis. Noradrenaline from thymic nerve fibers and "(nor) adrenergic" cells is involved in the regulation of thymopoiesis. In rodents, noradrenaline concentration in thymus and adrenoceptor (AR) expression on thymic cells depend on sex and age. These differences are suggested to be implicated in the development of sexual diergism and the age-related decline in thymopoiesis. The programming of both thymic sexual differentiation and its involution occurs during the critical early perinatal period and may be reprogrammed during peripubertal development. The thymic (re) programming is critically dependent on circulating levels of gonadal steroids. Although the underlying molecular mechanisms have not yet been elucidated fully, it is assumed that the gonadal steroid action during the critical perinatal/peripubertal developmental periods leads to long-lasting changes in the efficacy of thymopoiesis partly through (re) programming of "(nor) adrenergic" cell networks and AR expression on thymic cells.",
publisher = "Frontiers Media Sa, Lausanne",
journal = "Frontiers in Endocrinology",
title = "Intrinsic and Extrinsic Thymic Adrenergic Networks: Sex Steroid-Dependent Plasticity",
volume = "9",
doi = "10.3389/fendo.2018.00013",
url = "conv_424"
}
Leposavić, G.,& Pilipović, I.. (2018). Intrinsic and Extrinsic Thymic Adrenergic Networks: Sex Steroid-Dependent Plasticity. in Frontiers in Endocrinology
Frontiers Media Sa, Lausanne., 9.
https://doi.org/10.3389/fendo.2018.00013
conv_424
Leposavić G, Pilipović I. Intrinsic and Extrinsic Thymic Adrenergic Networks: Sex Steroid-Dependent Plasticity. in Frontiers in Endocrinology. 2018;9.
doi:10.3389/fendo.2018.00013
conv_424 .
Leposavić, Gordana, Pilipović, Ivan, "Intrinsic and Extrinsic Thymic Adrenergic Networks: Sex Steroid-Dependent Plasticity" in Frontiers in Endocrinology, 9 (2018),
https://doi.org/10.3389/fendo.2018.00013 .,
conv_424 .
1
6
5
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Strain differences in thymic atrophy in rats immunized for EAE correlate with the clinical outcome of immunization

Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana; Stojanović, Marija; Pilipović, Ivan; Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica; Kosec, Duško; Leposavić, Gordana

(Public Library Science, San Francisco, 2018)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana
AU  - Stojanović, Marija
AU  - Pilipović, Ivan
AU  - Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica
AU  - Kosec, Duško
AU  - Leposavić, Gordana
PY  - 2018
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/520
AB  - An accumulating body of evidence suggests that development of autoimmune pathologies leads to thymic dysfunction and changes in peripheral T-cell compartment, which, in turn, perpetuate their pathogenesis. To test this hypothesis, thymocyte differentiation/maturation in rats susceptible (Dark Agouti, DA) and relatively resistant (Albino Oxford, AO) to experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) induction was examined. Irrespective of strain, immunization for EAE (i) increased the circulating levels of IL-6, a cytokine causally linked with thymic atrophy, and (ii) led to thymic atrophy reflecting partly enhanced thymocyte apoptosis associated with downregulated thymic IL-7 expression. Additionally, immunization diminished the expression of Thy-1, a negative regulator of TCR alpha beta-mediated signaling and activation thresholds, on CD4+CD8+ TCR alpha beta(lo/hi) thymocytes undergoing selection and thereby impaired thymocyte selection/survival. This diminished the generation of mature CD4+ and CD8+ single positive TCR alpha beta(hi) thymocytes and, consequently, CD4+ and CD8+ recent thymic emigrants. In immunized rats, thymic differentiation of natural regulatory CD4+Foxp3+CD25+ T cells (nTregs) was particularly affected reflecting a diminished expression of IL-7, IL-2 and IL-15. The decline in the overall thymic T-cell output and nTreg generation was more pronounced in DA than AO rats. Additionally, differently from immunized AO rats, in DA ones the frequency of CD28- cells secreting cytolytic enzymes within peripheral blood CD4+ T lymphocytes increased, as a consequence of thymic atrophy-related replicative stress (mirrored in CD4+ cell memory pool expansion and p16(INK4a) accumulation). The higher circulating level of TNF-alpha in DA compared with AO rats could also contribute to this difference. Consistently, higher frequency of cytolytic CD4+ granzyme B+ cells (associated with greater tissue damage) was found in spinal cord of immunized DA rats compared with their AO counterparts. In conclusion, the study indicated that strain differences in immunization-induced changes in thymopoiesis and peripheral CD4+CD28- T-cell generation could contribute to rat strain-specific clinical outcomes of immunization for EAE.
PB  - Public Library Science, San Francisco
T2  - PLoS One
T1  - Strain differences in thymic atrophy in rats immunized for EAE correlate with the clinical outcome of immunization
IS  - 8
VL  - 13
DO  - 10.1371/journal.pone.0201848
UR  - conv_383
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana and Stojanović, Marija and Pilipović, Ivan and Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica and Kosec, Duško and Leposavić, Gordana",
year = "2018",
abstract = "An accumulating body of evidence suggests that development of autoimmune pathologies leads to thymic dysfunction and changes in peripheral T-cell compartment, which, in turn, perpetuate their pathogenesis. To test this hypothesis, thymocyte differentiation/maturation in rats susceptible (Dark Agouti, DA) and relatively resistant (Albino Oxford, AO) to experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) induction was examined. Irrespective of strain, immunization for EAE (i) increased the circulating levels of IL-6, a cytokine causally linked with thymic atrophy, and (ii) led to thymic atrophy reflecting partly enhanced thymocyte apoptosis associated with downregulated thymic IL-7 expression. Additionally, immunization diminished the expression of Thy-1, a negative regulator of TCR alpha beta-mediated signaling and activation thresholds, on CD4+CD8+ TCR alpha beta(lo/hi) thymocytes undergoing selection and thereby impaired thymocyte selection/survival. This diminished the generation of mature CD4+ and CD8+ single positive TCR alpha beta(hi) thymocytes and, consequently, CD4+ and CD8+ recent thymic emigrants. In immunized rats, thymic differentiation of natural regulatory CD4+Foxp3+CD25+ T cells (nTregs) was particularly affected reflecting a diminished expression of IL-7, IL-2 and IL-15. The decline in the overall thymic T-cell output and nTreg generation was more pronounced in DA than AO rats. Additionally, differently from immunized AO rats, in DA ones the frequency of CD28- cells secreting cytolytic enzymes within peripheral blood CD4+ T lymphocytes increased, as a consequence of thymic atrophy-related replicative stress (mirrored in CD4+ cell memory pool expansion and p16(INK4a) accumulation). The higher circulating level of TNF-alpha in DA compared with AO rats could also contribute to this difference. Consistently, higher frequency of cytolytic CD4+ granzyme B+ cells (associated with greater tissue damage) was found in spinal cord of immunized DA rats compared with their AO counterparts. In conclusion, the study indicated that strain differences in immunization-induced changes in thymopoiesis and peripheral CD4+CD28- T-cell generation could contribute to rat strain-specific clinical outcomes of immunization for EAE.",
publisher = "Public Library Science, San Francisco",
journal = "PLoS One",
title = "Strain differences in thymic atrophy in rats immunized for EAE correlate with the clinical outcome of immunization",
number = "8",
volume = "13",
doi = "10.1371/journal.pone.0201848",
url = "conv_383"
}
Nacka-Aleksić, M., Stojanović, M., Pilipović, I., Stojić-Vukanić, Z., Kosec, D.,& Leposavić, G.. (2018). Strain differences in thymic atrophy in rats immunized for EAE correlate with the clinical outcome of immunization. in PLoS One
Public Library Science, San Francisco., 13(8).
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0201848
conv_383
Nacka-Aleksić M, Stojanović M, Pilipović I, Stojić-Vukanić Z, Kosec D, Leposavić G. Strain differences in thymic atrophy in rats immunized for EAE correlate with the clinical outcome of immunization. in PLoS One. 2018;13(8).
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0201848
conv_383 .
Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana, Stojanović, Marija, Pilipović, Ivan, Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica, Kosec, Duško, Leposavić, Gordana, "Strain differences in thymic atrophy in rats immunized for EAE correlate with the clinical outcome of immunization" in PLoS One, 13, no. 8 (2018),
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0201848 .,
conv_383 .
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Sex Bias in Pathogenesis of Autoimmune Neuroinflammation: Relevance for Dimethyl Fumarate Immunomodulatory/Anti-oxidant Action

Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica; Kotur-Stevuljević, Jelena; Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana; Kosec, Duško; Vujnović, Ivana; Pilipović, Ivan; Dimitrijević, Mirjana; Leposavić, Gordana

(Springer, New York, 2018)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica
AU  - Kotur-Stevuljević, Jelena
AU  - Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana
AU  - Kosec, Duško
AU  - Vujnović, Ivana
AU  - Pilipović, Ivan
AU  - Dimitrijević, Mirjana
AU  - Leposavić, Gordana
PY  - 2018
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/518
AB  - In the present study, upon showing sexual dimorphism in dimethyl fumarate (DMF) efficacy to moderate the clinical severity of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) in Dark Agouti rats, cellular and molecular substrate of this dimorphism was explored. In rats of both sexes, DMF administration from the day of immunization attenuated EAE severity, but this effect was more prominent in males leading to loss of the sexual dimorphism observed in vehicle-administered controls. Consistently, in male rats, DMF was more efficient in diminishing the number of CD4+ T lymphocytes infiltrating spinal cord (SC) and their reactivation, the number of IL-17+ T lymphocytes and particularly cellularity of their highly pathogenic IFN-gamma+GM-CSF+IL-17+ subset. This was linked with changes in SC CD11b+CD45+TCR alpha beta- microglia/proinflammatory monocyte progeny, substantiated in a more prominent increase in the frequency of anti-inflammatory phygocyting CD163+ cells and the cells expressing high surface levels of immunoregulatory CD83 molecule (associated with apoptotic cells phagocytosis and implicated in downregulation of CD4+ T lymphocyte reactivation) among CD11b+CD45+TCR alpha beta- cells in male rat SC. These changes were associated with greater increase in the nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like 2 expression in male rats administered with DMF. In accordance with the previous findings, DMF diminished reactive nitrogen and oxygen species generation and consistently, SC level of advanced oxidation protein products, to the greater extent in male rats. Overall, our study indicates sex-specificity in the sensitivity of DMF cellular and molecular targets and encourages sex-based clinical research to define significance of sex for action of therapeutic agents moderating autoimmune neuroinflammation-/oxidative stress-related nervous tissue damage.
PB  - Springer, New York
T2  - Molecular Neurobiology
T1  - Sex Bias in Pathogenesis of Autoimmune Neuroinflammation: Relevance for Dimethyl Fumarate Immunomodulatory/Anti-oxidant Action
EP  - 3774
IS  - 5
SP  - 3755
VL  - 55
DO  - 10.1007/s12035-017-0595-2
UR  - conv_428
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica and Kotur-Stevuljević, Jelena and Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana and Kosec, Duško and Vujnović, Ivana and Pilipović, Ivan and Dimitrijević, Mirjana and Leposavić, Gordana",
year = "2018",
abstract = "In the present study, upon showing sexual dimorphism in dimethyl fumarate (DMF) efficacy to moderate the clinical severity of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) in Dark Agouti rats, cellular and molecular substrate of this dimorphism was explored. In rats of both sexes, DMF administration from the day of immunization attenuated EAE severity, but this effect was more prominent in males leading to loss of the sexual dimorphism observed in vehicle-administered controls. Consistently, in male rats, DMF was more efficient in diminishing the number of CD4+ T lymphocytes infiltrating spinal cord (SC) and their reactivation, the number of IL-17+ T lymphocytes and particularly cellularity of their highly pathogenic IFN-gamma+GM-CSF+IL-17+ subset. This was linked with changes in SC CD11b+CD45+TCR alpha beta- microglia/proinflammatory monocyte progeny, substantiated in a more prominent increase in the frequency of anti-inflammatory phygocyting CD163+ cells and the cells expressing high surface levels of immunoregulatory CD83 molecule (associated with apoptotic cells phagocytosis and implicated in downregulation of CD4+ T lymphocyte reactivation) among CD11b+CD45+TCR alpha beta- cells in male rat SC. These changes were associated with greater increase in the nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like 2 expression in male rats administered with DMF. In accordance with the previous findings, DMF diminished reactive nitrogen and oxygen species generation and consistently, SC level of advanced oxidation protein products, to the greater extent in male rats. Overall, our study indicates sex-specificity in the sensitivity of DMF cellular and molecular targets and encourages sex-based clinical research to define significance of sex for action of therapeutic agents moderating autoimmune neuroinflammation-/oxidative stress-related nervous tissue damage.",
publisher = "Springer, New York",
journal = "Molecular Neurobiology",
title = "Sex Bias in Pathogenesis of Autoimmune Neuroinflammation: Relevance for Dimethyl Fumarate Immunomodulatory/Anti-oxidant Action",
pages = "3774-3755",
number = "5",
volume = "55",
doi = "10.1007/s12035-017-0595-2",
url = "conv_428"
}
Stojić-Vukanić, Z., Kotur-Stevuljević, J., Nacka-Aleksić, M., Kosec, D., Vujnović, I., Pilipović, I., Dimitrijević, M.,& Leposavić, G.. (2018). Sex Bias in Pathogenesis of Autoimmune Neuroinflammation: Relevance for Dimethyl Fumarate Immunomodulatory/Anti-oxidant Action. in Molecular Neurobiology
Springer, New York., 55(5), 3755-3774.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12035-017-0595-2
conv_428
Stojić-Vukanić Z, Kotur-Stevuljević J, Nacka-Aleksić M, Kosec D, Vujnović I, Pilipović I, Dimitrijević M, Leposavić G. Sex Bias in Pathogenesis of Autoimmune Neuroinflammation: Relevance for Dimethyl Fumarate Immunomodulatory/Anti-oxidant Action. in Molecular Neurobiology. 2018;55(5):3755-3774.
doi:10.1007/s12035-017-0595-2
conv_428 .
Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica, Kotur-Stevuljević, Jelena, Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana, Kosec, Duško, Vujnović, Ivana, Pilipović, Ivan, Dimitrijević, Mirjana, Leposavić, Gordana, "Sex Bias in Pathogenesis of Autoimmune Neuroinflammation: Relevance for Dimethyl Fumarate Immunomodulatory/Anti-oxidant Action" in Molecular Neurobiology, 55, no. 5 (2018):3755-3774,
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12035-017-0595-2 .,
conv_428 .
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Strain specificities in age-related changes in mechanisms promoting and controlling rat spinal cord damage in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis

Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica; Pilipović, Ivan; Đikić, Jasmina; Vujnović, Ivana; Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana; Bufan, Biljana; Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena; Kosec, Duško; Leposavić, Gordana

(Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, Oxford, 2018)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica
AU  - Pilipović, Ivan
AU  - Đikić, Jasmina
AU  - Vujnović, Ivana
AU  - Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana
AU  - Bufan, Biljana
AU  - Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena
AU  - Kosec, Duško
AU  - Leposavić, Gordana
PY  - 2018
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/516
AB  - The study investigated strain specificities in age-related differences in CD8+ T cell-and microglial cell-mediated mechanisms implicated in induction/perpetuation and/or control of neuroinflammation in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) in Albino Oxford (AO) and Dark Agouti (DA) rats exhibiting age-related changes in the susceptibility to EAE in the opposite direction (increase in relatively resistant AO rats vs decrease in DA rats). In the inductive phase of EAE, the greater number of fully differentiated effector CD8+ T lymphocytes was found in draining lymph nodes (dLNs) from aged rats of both strains than in strain-matched young rats, but this was particularly prominent in AO rats, which exhibited milder EAE of prolonged duration compared with their DA counterparts. Consistently, dLN IFN-gamma+ and IL-17+ CD8+ T cell counts were greater in aged AO than in DA rats. Additionally, the magnitudes of myelin basic protein (MBP)-induced rise in the frequency of IFN-gamma+ and IL-17+ CD8+ T cells (providing important help to neuroantigen-specific CD4+ T cells in EAE models characterized by clinically mild disease) were greater in dLN cell cultures from aged AO rats. Consistently, the magnitudes of MBP-induced rise in the frequency of both IFN-gamma+ and IL-17+ CD8+ T cells were greater in spinal cord mononuclear cell cultures from aged AO rats compared with their DA counterparts. Besides, with aging CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+/CD8+ CD25+ Foxp3+ regulatory T cell ratio changed in spinal cord in the opposite direction. Consequently, in aged AO rats it was shifted towards CD8+ CD25+ Foxp3+ regulatory T cells (exhibiting lower suppressive capacity) when compared with DA rats. Moreover, the frequency of CX3CR1+ cells among microglia changed with aging and the disease development. In aged rats, in the effector phase of EAE it was lower in AO than in DA rats. This was accompanied by higher frequency of cells expressing IL-1 beta (whose down-regulation is central for CX3CR1-mediated neuroprotection), but lower that of phagocyting cells among microglia from aged AO compared their DA counterparts. The study indicates the control points linked with strain differences in age-related changes in EAE pathogenesis.
PB  - Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, Oxford
T2  - Experimental Gerontology
T1  - Strain specificities in age-related changes in mechanisms promoting and controlling rat spinal cord damage in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis
EP  - 53
SP  - 37
VL  - 101
DO  - 10.1016/j.exger.2017.11.002
UR  - conv_425
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica and Pilipović, Ivan and Đikić, Jasmina and Vujnović, Ivana and Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana and Bufan, Biljana and Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena and Kosec, Duško and Leposavić, Gordana",
year = "2018",
abstract = "The study investigated strain specificities in age-related differences in CD8+ T cell-and microglial cell-mediated mechanisms implicated in induction/perpetuation and/or control of neuroinflammation in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) in Albino Oxford (AO) and Dark Agouti (DA) rats exhibiting age-related changes in the susceptibility to EAE in the opposite direction (increase in relatively resistant AO rats vs decrease in DA rats). In the inductive phase of EAE, the greater number of fully differentiated effector CD8+ T lymphocytes was found in draining lymph nodes (dLNs) from aged rats of both strains than in strain-matched young rats, but this was particularly prominent in AO rats, which exhibited milder EAE of prolonged duration compared with their DA counterparts. Consistently, dLN IFN-gamma+ and IL-17+ CD8+ T cell counts were greater in aged AO than in DA rats. Additionally, the magnitudes of myelin basic protein (MBP)-induced rise in the frequency of IFN-gamma+ and IL-17+ CD8+ T cells (providing important help to neuroantigen-specific CD4+ T cells in EAE models characterized by clinically mild disease) were greater in dLN cell cultures from aged AO rats. Consistently, the magnitudes of MBP-induced rise in the frequency of both IFN-gamma+ and IL-17+ CD8+ T cells were greater in spinal cord mononuclear cell cultures from aged AO rats compared with their DA counterparts. Besides, with aging CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+/CD8+ CD25+ Foxp3+ regulatory T cell ratio changed in spinal cord in the opposite direction. Consequently, in aged AO rats it was shifted towards CD8+ CD25+ Foxp3+ regulatory T cells (exhibiting lower suppressive capacity) when compared with DA rats. Moreover, the frequency of CX3CR1+ cells among microglia changed with aging and the disease development. In aged rats, in the effector phase of EAE it was lower in AO than in DA rats. This was accompanied by higher frequency of cells expressing IL-1 beta (whose down-regulation is central for CX3CR1-mediated neuroprotection), but lower that of phagocyting cells among microglia from aged AO compared their DA counterparts. The study indicates the control points linked with strain differences in age-related changes in EAE pathogenesis.",
publisher = "Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, Oxford",
journal = "Experimental Gerontology",
title = "Strain specificities in age-related changes in mechanisms promoting and controlling rat spinal cord damage in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis",
pages = "53-37",
volume = "101",
doi = "10.1016/j.exger.2017.11.002",
url = "conv_425"
}
Stojić-Vukanić, Z., Pilipović, I., Đikić, J., Vujnović, I., Nacka-Aleksić, M., Bufan, B., Arsenović-Ranin, N., Kosec, D.,& Leposavić, G.. (2018). Strain specificities in age-related changes in mechanisms promoting and controlling rat spinal cord damage in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis. in Experimental Gerontology
Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, Oxford., 101, 37-53.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exger.2017.11.002
conv_425
Stojić-Vukanić Z, Pilipović I, Đikić J, Vujnović I, Nacka-Aleksić M, Bufan B, Arsenović-Ranin N, Kosec D, Leposavić G. Strain specificities in age-related changes in mechanisms promoting and controlling rat spinal cord damage in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis. in Experimental Gerontology. 2018;101:37-53.
doi:10.1016/j.exger.2017.11.002
conv_425 .
Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica, Pilipović, Ivan, Đikić, Jasmina, Vujnović, Ivana, Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana, Bufan, Biljana, Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena, Kosec, Duško, Leposavić, Gordana, "Strain specificities in age-related changes in mechanisms promoting and controlling rat spinal cord damage in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis" in Experimental Gerontology, 101 (2018):37-53,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exger.2017.11.002 .,
conv_425 .
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5
5

Strain specificities in cellular and molecular immunopathogenic mechanisms underlying development of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis in aged rats

Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana; Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica; Pilipović, Ivan; Vujnović, Ivana; Bufan, Biljana; Dimitrijević, Mirjana; Leposavić, Gordana

(Elsevier Ireland Ltd, Clare, 2017)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana
AU  - Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica
AU  - Pilipović, Ivan
AU  - Vujnović, Ivana
AU  - Bufan, Biljana
AU  - Dimitrijević, Mirjana
AU  - Leposavić, Gordana
PY  - 2017
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/490
AB  - To understand strain-specificities of immune system in aged rats and their immunopathological implications, CD4+T lymphocyte-mediated neuroinflammation in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) was studied in two strains. Upon immunization for EAE, 22-24-month-old Albino Oxford (AO) rats developed milder neurological deficit of prolonged duration compared with their Dark Agouti (DA) counterparts. Consistently, they exhibited: (i) diminished neuroantigen-specific CD4+T lymphocyte generation in draining lymph nodes (reflecting lower density of high-affinity IL-2 receptor complex on their surface and higher CD4+FoxP3+CD25+regulatory cell frequency); (ii) less favorable spinal cord expression of CXCL12 and CCL2, and consequently diminished infiltration of neuroantigen-specific CD4+T lymphocytes, including highly pathogenic IL-17+IFN-gamma+ones, and inflammatory monocytes into the spinal cord and (iii) subsequently impaired CD4+T lymphocyte reactivation/survival and differentiation into highly pathogenic IL-17+cells (reflecting downregulated expression of IL-1 beta, IL-6 and IL-23/p19). On the other hand, when the neurological deficit reached maximum/plateau, in AO rat spinal cord was found lower CD4+FoxP3+CD25+ cell frequency followed by higher frequency of IL-10-producing CD8+T cells, which most likely also belong to regulatory T lymphocytes. Thus, the altered relation between regulatory T cell and effector CD4+T cell subsets was linked with persistence of mild neuroinflammation in AO rat EAE model. (C) 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
PB  - Elsevier Ireland Ltd, Clare
T2  - Mechanisms of Ageing and Development
T1  - Strain specificities in cellular and molecular immunopathogenic mechanisms underlying development of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis in aged rats
EP  - 163
SP  - 146
VL  - 164
DO  - 10.1016/j.mad.2017.03.001
UR  - conv_415
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana and Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica and Pilipović, Ivan and Vujnović, Ivana and Bufan, Biljana and Dimitrijević, Mirjana and Leposavić, Gordana",
year = "2017",
abstract = "To understand strain-specificities of immune system in aged rats and their immunopathological implications, CD4+T lymphocyte-mediated neuroinflammation in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) was studied in two strains. Upon immunization for EAE, 22-24-month-old Albino Oxford (AO) rats developed milder neurological deficit of prolonged duration compared with their Dark Agouti (DA) counterparts. Consistently, they exhibited: (i) diminished neuroantigen-specific CD4+T lymphocyte generation in draining lymph nodes (reflecting lower density of high-affinity IL-2 receptor complex on their surface and higher CD4+FoxP3+CD25+regulatory cell frequency); (ii) less favorable spinal cord expression of CXCL12 and CCL2, and consequently diminished infiltration of neuroantigen-specific CD4+T lymphocytes, including highly pathogenic IL-17+IFN-gamma+ones, and inflammatory monocytes into the spinal cord and (iii) subsequently impaired CD4+T lymphocyte reactivation/survival and differentiation into highly pathogenic IL-17+cells (reflecting downregulated expression of IL-1 beta, IL-6 and IL-23/p19). On the other hand, when the neurological deficit reached maximum/plateau, in AO rat spinal cord was found lower CD4+FoxP3+CD25+ cell frequency followed by higher frequency of IL-10-producing CD8+T cells, which most likely also belong to regulatory T lymphocytes. Thus, the altered relation between regulatory T cell and effector CD4+T cell subsets was linked with persistence of mild neuroinflammation in AO rat EAE model. (C) 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.",
publisher = "Elsevier Ireland Ltd, Clare",
journal = "Mechanisms of Ageing and Development",
title = "Strain specificities in cellular and molecular immunopathogenic mechanisms underlying development of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis in aged rats",
pages = "163-146",
volume = "164",
doi = "10.1016/j.mad.2017.03.001",
url = "conv_415"
}
Nacka-Aleksić, M., Stojić-Vukanić, Z., Pilipović, I., Vujnović, I., Bufan, B., Dimitrijević, M.,& Leposavić, G.. (2017). Strain specificities in cellular and molecular immunopathogenic mechanisms underlying development of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis in aged rats. in Mechanisms of Ageing and Development
Elsevier Ireland Ltd, Clare., 164, 146-163.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mad.2017.03.001
conv_415
Nacka-Aleksić M, Stojić-Vukanić Z, Pilipović I, Vujnović I, Bufan B, Dimitrijević M, Leposavić G. Strain specificities in cellular and molecular immunopathogenic mechanisms underlying development of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis in aged rats. in Mechanisms of Ageing and Development. 2017;164:146-163.
doi:10.1016/j.mad.2017.03.001
conv_415 .
Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana, Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica, Pilipović, Ivan, Vujnović, Ivana, Bufan, Biljana, Dimitrijević, Mirjana, Leposavić, Gordana, "Strain specificities in cellular and molecular immunopathogenic mechanisms underlying development of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis in aged rats" in Mechanisms of Ageing and Development, 164 (2017):146-163,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mad.2017.03.001 .,
conv_415 .
1
6
7
7

Sex Difference in Oxidative Stress Parameters in Spinal Cord of Rats with Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis: Relation to Neurological Deficit

Dimitrijević, Mirjana; Kotur-Stevuljević, Jelena; Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica; Vujnović, Ivana; Pilipović, Ivan; Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana; Leposavić, Gordana

(Springer/Plenum Publishers, New York, 2017)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Dimitrijević, Mirjana
AU  - Kotur-Stevuljević, Jelena
AU  - Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica
AU  - Vujnović, Ivana
AU  - Pilipović, Ivan
AU  - Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana
AU  - Leposavić, Gordana
PY  - 2017
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/489
AB  - The study examined (a) whether there is sex difference in spinal cord and plasma oxidative stress profiles in Dark Agouti rats immunised for experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), the principal experimental model of multiple sclerosis, and (b) whether there is correlation between the oxidative stress in spinal cord and neurological deficit. Regardless of rat sex, with the disease development xanthine oxidase (XO) activity and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) mRNA expression increased in spinal cord, whereas glutathione levels decreased. This was accompanied by the rise in spinal cord malondialdehyde level. On the other hand, with EAE development superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity decreased, while O-2 (-) concentration increased only in spinal cord of male rats. Consequently, SOD activity was lower, whereas O-2 (-) concentration was higher in spinal cord of male rats with clinically manifested EAE. XO activity and iNOS mRNA expression were also elevated in their spinal cord. Consistently, in the effector phase of EAE the concentration of advanced oxidation protein product (AOPP) was higher in spinal cord of male rats, which exhibit more severe neurological deficit than their female counterparts. In as much as data obtained in the experimental models could be translated to humans, the findings may be relevant for designing sex-specific antioxidant therapeutic strategies. Furthermore, the study indicated that the increased pro-oxidant-antioxidant balance in plasma may be an early indicator of EAE development. Moreover, it showed that plasma AOPP level may indicate not only actual activity of the disease, but also serve to predict severity of its course.
PB  - Springer/Plenum Publishers, New York
T2  - Neurochemical Research
T1  - Sex Difference in Oxidative Stress Parameters in Spinal Cord of Rats with Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis: Relation to Neurological Deficit
EP  - 492
IS  - 2
SP  - 481
VL  - 42
DO  - 10.1007/s11064-016-2094-7
UR  - conv_407
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Dimitrijević, Mirjana and Kotur-Stevuljević, Jelena and Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica and Vujnović, Ivana and Pilipović, Ivan and Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana and Leposavić, Gordana",
year = "2017",
abstract = "The study examined (a) whether there is sex difference in spinal cord and plasma oxidative stress profiles in Dark Agouti rats immunised for experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), the principal experimental model of multiple sclerosis, and (b) whether there is correlation between the oxidative stress in spinal cord and neurological deficit. Regardless of rat sex, with the disease development xanthine oxidase (XO) activity and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) mRNA expression increased in spinal cord, whereas glutathione levels decreased. This was accompanied by the rise in spinal cord malondialdehyde level. On the other hand, with EAE development superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity decreased, while O-2 (-) concentration increased only in spinal cord of male rats. Consequently, SOD activity was lower, whereas O-2 (-) concentration was higher in spinal cord of male rats with clinically manifested EAE. XO activity and iNOS mRNA expression were also elevated in their spinal cord. Consistently, in the effector phase of EAE the concentration of advanced oxidation protein product (AOPP) was higher in spinal cord of male rats, which exhibit more severe neurological deficit than their female counterparts. In as much as data obtained in the experimental models could be translated to humans, the findings may be relevant for designing sex-specific antioxidant therapeutic strategies. Furthermore, the study indicated that the increased pro-oxidant-antioxidant balance in plasma may be an early indicator of EAE development. Moreover, it showed that plasma AOPP level may indicate not only actual activity of the disease, but also serve to predict severity of its course.",
publisher = "Springer/Plenum Publishers, New York",
journal = "Neurochemical Research",
title = "Sex Difference in Oxidative Stress Parameters in Spinal Cord of Rats with Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis: Relation to Neurological Deficit",
pages = "492-481",
number = "2",
volume = "42",
doi = "10.1007/s11064-016-2094-7",
url = "conv_407"
}
Dimitrijević, M., Kotur-Stevuljević, J., Stojić-Vukanić, Z., Vujnović, I., Pilipović, I., Nacka-Aleksić, M.,& Leposavić, G.. (2017). Sex Difference in Oxidative Stress Parameters in Spinal Cord of Rats with Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis: Relation to Neurological Deficit. in Neurochemical Research
Springer/Plenum Publishers, New York., 42(2), 481-492.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11064-016-2094-7
conv_407
Dimitrijević M, Kotur-Stevuljević J, Stojić-Vukanić Z, Vujnović I, Pilipović I, Nacka-Aleksić M, Leposavić G. Sex Difference in Oxidative Stress Parameters in Spinal Cord of Rats with Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis: Relation to Neurological Deficit. in Neurochemical Research. 2017;42(2):481-492.
doi:10.1007/s11064-016-2094-7
conv_407 .
Dimitrijević, Mirjana, Kotur-Stevuljević, Jelena, Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica, Vujnović, Ivana, Pilipović, Ivan, Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana, Leposavić, Gordana, "Sex Difference in Oxidative Stress Parameters in Spinal Cord of Rats with Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis: Relation to Neurological Deficit" in Neurochemical Research, 42, no. 2 (2017):481-492,
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11064-016-2094-7 .,
conv_407 .
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13

Sex and age as determinants of rat T-cell phenotypic characteristics: influence of peripubertal gonadectomy

Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena; Kosec, Duško; Pilipović, Ivan; Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana; Bufan, Biljana; Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica; Leposavić, Gordana

(Springer, Dordrecht, 2017)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena
AU  - Kosec, Duško
AU  - Pilipović, Ivan
AU  - Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana
AU  - Bufan, Biljana
AU  - Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica
AU  - Leposavić, Gordana
PY  - 2017
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/484
AB  - The study examined the influence of age, sex and peripubertal gonadectomy on a set of T-cell phenotypic parameters. Rats of both sexes were gonadectomised at the age of 1 month and peripheral blood and spleen T lymphocytes from non-gonadectomised and gonadectomised 3- and 11-month-old rats were examined for the expression of differentiation/activation (CD90/CD45RC) and immunoregulatory markers. Peripheral blood T lymphocytes from non-gonadectomised rats showed age-dependent sexual dimorphisms in (1) total count (lower in female than male 11-month-old rats); (2) CD4+:CD8 + cell ratio (higher in female than male rats of both ages); (3) the proportion of recent thymic emigrants in CD8 + T cells (lower in female than male 3-month-old rats) and (4) the proportions of mature na  lt  ve and memory/activated cells (irrespective of age, the proportion of na  lt  ve cells was higher, whereas that of memory/activated cells was lower in females). Gonadectomy influenced magnitudes or direction of these sex differences. Additionally, sex differences in peripheral blood T-lymphocyte parameters did not fully correspond to those observed in T-splenocyte parameters, suggesting the compartment-specific regulation of the major T-cell subpopulations' and their subsets' composition. Furthermore, there was no sexual dimorphism in the proportion of either CD25 + Foxp3 + cells among CD4 + or CD161+ (NKT) cells within CD8 + T lymphocytes. However, there was gonadal hormone-independent age-associated sexual dimorphism in the proportion of CD161 + cells (NKT cells) in CD8 + T splenocytes. Overall, the study revealed age-dependent variations in sexual dimorphisms in T-cell parameters relevant for immune response efficacy and showed that they are T-cell compartment-specific and partly gonadal hormone-related.
PB  - Springer, Dordrecht
T2  - Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
T1  - Sex and age as determinants of rat T-cell phenotypic characteristics: influence of peripubertal gonadectomy
EP  - 185
IS  - 1-2
SP  - 169
VL  - 431
DO  - 10.1007/s11010-017-2989-x
UR  - conv_414
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena and Kosec, Duško and Pilipović, Ivan and Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana and Bufan, Biljana and Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica and Leposavić, Gordana",
year = "2017",
abstract = "The study examined the influence of age, sex and peripubertal gonadectomy on a set of T-cell phenotypic parameters. Rats of both sexes were gonadectomised at the age of 1 month and peripheral blood and spleen T lymphocytes from non-gonadectomised and gonadectomised 3- and 11-month-old rats were examined for the expression of differentiation/activation (CD90/CD45RC) and immunoregulatory markers. Peripheral blood T lymphocytes from non-gonadectomised rats showed age-dependent sexual dimorphisms in (1) total count (lower in female than male 11-month-old rats); (2) CD4+:CD8 + cell ratio (higher in female than male rats of both ages); (3) the proportion of recent thymic emigrants in CD8 + T cells (lower in female than male 3-month-old rats) and (4) the proportions of mature na  lt  ve and memory/activated cells (irrespective of age, the proportion of na  lt  ve cells was higher, whereas that of memory/activated cells was lower in females). Gonadectomy influenced magnitudes or direction of these sex differences. Additionally, sex differences in peripheral blood T-lymphocyte parameters did not fully correspond to those observed in T-splenocyte parameters, suggesting the compartment-specific regulation of the major T-cell subpopulations' and their subsets' composition. Furthermore, there was no sexual dimorphism in the proportion of either CD25 + Foxp3 + cells among CD4 + or CD161+ (NKT) cells within CD8 + T lymphocytes. However, there was gonadal hormone-independent age-associated sexual dimorphism in the proportion of CD161 + cells (NKT cells) in CD8 + T splenocytes. Overall, the study revealed age-dependent variations in sexual dimorphisms in T-cell parameters relevant for immune response efficacy and showed that they are T-cell compartment-specific and partly gonadal hormone-related.",
publisher = "Springer, Dordrecht",
journal = "Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry",
title = "Sex and age as determinants of rat T-cell phenotypic characteristics: influence of peripubertal gonadectomy",
pages = "185-169",
number = "1-2",
volume = "431",
doi = "10.1007/s11010-017-2989-x",
url = "conv_414"
}
Arsenović-Ranin, N., Kosec, D., Pilipović, I., Nacka-Aleksić, M., Bufan, B., Stojić-Vukanić, Z.,& Leposavić, G.. (2017). Sex and age as determinants of rat T-cell phenotypic characteristics: influence of peripubertal gonadectomy. in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
Springer, Dordrecht., 431(1-2), 169-185.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11010-017-2989-x
conv_414
Arsenović-Ranin N, Kosec D, Pilipović I, Nacka-Aleksić M, Bufan B, Stojić-Vukanić Z, Leposavić G. Sex and age as determinants of rat T-cell phenotypic characteristics: influence of peripubertal gonadectomy. in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry. 2017;431(1-2):169-185.
doi:10.1007/s11010-017-2989-x
conv_414 .
Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena, Kosec, Duško, Pilipović, Ivan, Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana, Bufan, Biljana, Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica, Leposavić, Gordana, "Sex and age as determinants of rat T-cell phenotypic characteristics: influence of peripubertal gonadectomy" in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, 431, no. 1-2 (2017):169-185,
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11010-017-2989-x .,
conv_414 .
6
4
3

Estradiol enhances capacity of TLR-matured splenic dendritic cells to polarize CD4+lymphocytes into IL-17/GM-CSF-producing cells in vitro

Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica; Bufan, Biljana; Pilipović, Ivan; Vujnović, Ivana; Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana; Petrović, Raisa; Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena; Leposavić, Gordana

(Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2016)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica
AU  - Bufan, Biljana
AU  - Pilipović, Ivan
AU  - Vujnović, Ivana
AU  - Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana
AU  - Petrović, Raisa
AU  - Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena
AU  - Leposavić, Gordana
PY  - 2016
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/460
AB  - There are little data on modulatory effects of estrogens on rat dendritic cell (DC) responses to inflammatory stimuli, and consequently their ability to activate and polarize CD4+ T lymphocyte-mediated immune responses. Splenic conventional DCs from young female Albino Oxford rats were activated in vitro with LPS (TLR4 agonist) or R848 (TLR7/8 agonist) in the presence and absence of 17 beta-estradiol (E2), and their allostimulatory and CD4+ lymphocyte polarizing ability in mixed leukocyte culture (MLC) were studied. Irrespective of the E2 presence, LPS and R848 up-regulated the expression of MHC II on DCs, so they exhibited enhanced allostimulatory capacity in co-culture with CD4+ lymphocytes. On the other hand, E2 promoted stimulatory action of both TLRs on OX62+ DC IL-23 production, augmented their stimulatory effects on IL-6 and IL-1 beta production, but diminished their enhancing effects on the expression IL-10 and IL-27 by DCs. Consequently, in MLC, OX62+ DCs activated/matured in the co-presence of E2 and either LPS or R848 increased the levels of IL-17, the signature Th17 cell cytoldne, when compared with those activated/matured in the absence of E2. GM-CSF levels were also increased in these MLC. Given that the expression of IL-7 mRNA was diminished in DCs activated/matured in the co presence of E2 and TLR, this increase most likely did not reflect enhanced differentiation of Th cells producing GM-CSF only (Th-GM). Conclusions: E2 augments capacity of LPS- and R848-activated/matured DCs from young rat spleen to induce differentiation of IL-17- and GM-CSF-producing cells. (C) 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
PB  - Elsevier, Amsterdam
T2  - International Immunopharmacology
T1  - Estradiol enhances capacity of TLR-matured splenic dendritic cells to polarize CD4+lymphocytes into IL-17/GM-CSF-producing cells in vitro
EP  - 253
SP  - 244
VL  - 40
DO  - 10.1016/j.intimp.2016.09.001
UR  - conv_398
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica and Bufan, Biljana and Pilipović, Ivan and Vujnović, Ivana and Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana and Petrović, Raisa and Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena and Leposavić, Gordana",
year = "2016",
abstract = "There are little data on modulatory effects of estrogens on rat dendritic cell (DC) responses to inflammatory stimuli, and consequently their ability to activate and polarize CD4+ T lymphocyte-mediated immune responses. Splenic conventional DCs from young female Albino Oxford rats were activated in vitro with LPS (TLR4 agonist) or R848 (TLR7/8 agonist) in the presence and absence of 17 beta-estradiol (E2), and their allostimulatory and CD4+ lymphocyte polarizing ability in mixed leukocyte culture (MLC) were studied. Irrespective of the E2 presence, LPS and R848 up-regulated the expression of MHC II on DCs, so they exhibited enhanced allostimulatory capacity in co-culture with CD4+ lymphocytes. On the other hand, E2 promoted stimulatory action of both TLRs on OX62+ DC IL-23 production, augmented their stimulatory effects on IL-6 and IL-1 beta production, but diminished their enhancing effects on the expression IL-10 and IL-27 by DCs. Consequently, in MLC, OX62+ DCs activated/matured in the co-presence of E2 and either LPS or R848 increased the levels of IL-17, the signature Th17 cell cytoldne, when compared with those activated/matured in the absence of E2. GM-CSF levels were also increased in these MLC. Given that the expression of IL-7 mRNA was diminished in DCs activated/matured in the co presence of E2 and TLR, this increase most likely did not reflect enhanced differentiation of Th cells producing GM-CSF only (Th-GM). Conclusions: E2 augments capacity of LPS- and R848-activated/matured DCs from young rat spleen to induce differentiation of IL-17- and GM-CSF-producing cells. (C) 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.",
publisher = "Elsevier, Amsterdam",
journal = "International Immunopharmacology",
title = "Estradiol enhances capacity of TLR-matured splenic dendritic cells to polarize CD4+lymphocytes into IL-17/GM-CSF-producing cells in vitro",
pages = "253-244",
volume = "40",
doi = "10.1016/j.intimp.2016.09.001",
url = "conv_398"
}
Stojić-Vukanić, Z., Bufan, B., Pilipović, I., Vujnović, I., Nacka-Aleksić, M., Petrović, R., Arsenović-Ranin, N.,& Leposavić, G.. (2016). Estradiol enhances capacity of TLR-matured splenic dendritic cells to polarize CD4+lymphocytes into IL-17/GM-CSF-producing cells in vitro. in International Immunopharmacology
Elsevier, Amsterdam., 40, 244-253.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.intimp.2016.09.001
conv_398
Stojić-Vukanić Z, Bufan B, Pilipović I, Vujnović I, Nacka-Aleksić M, Petrović R, Arsenović-Ranin N, Leposavić G. Estradiol enhances capacity of TLR-matured splenic dendritic cells to polarize CD4+lymphocytes into IL-17/GM-CSF-producing cells in vitro. in International Immunopharmacology. 2016;40:244-253.
doi:10.1016/j.intimp.2016.09.001
conv_398 .
Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica, Bufan, Biljana, Pilipović, Ivan, Vujnović, Ivana, Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana, Petrović, Raisa, Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena, Leposavić, Gordana, "Estradiol enhances capacity of TLR-matured splenic dendritic cells to polarize CD4+lymphocytes into IL-17/GM-CSF-producing cells in vitro" in International Immunopharmacology, 40 (2016):244-253,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.intimp.2016.09.001 .,
conv_398 .
1
1
1

GM-CSF-Producing Th Cells in Rats Sensitive and Resistant to Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis

Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica; Pilipović, Ivan; Vujnović, Ivana; Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana; Petrović, Raisa; Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena; Dimitrijević, Mirjana; Leposavić, Gordana

(Public Library Science, San Francisco, 2016)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica
AU  - Pilipović, Ivan
AU  - Vujnović, Ivana
AU  - Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana
AU  - Petrović, Raisa
AU  - Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena
AU  - Dimitrijević, Mirjana
AU  - Leposavić, Gordana
PY  - 2016
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/457
AB  - Given that granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) is identified as the key factor to endow auto-reactive Th cells with the potential to induce neuroinflammation in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) models, the frequency and phenotype of GM-CSF-producing (GM-CSF+) Th cells in draining lymph nodes (dLNs) and spinal cord (SC) of Albino Oxford (AO) and Dark Agouti (DA) rats immunized for EAE were examined. The generation of neuroantigen-specific GM-CSF+ Th lymphocytes was impaired in dLNs of AO rats (relatively resistant to EAE induction) compared with their DA counterparts (susceptible to EAE) reflecting impaired CD4+ lymphocyte proliferation and less supportive of GM-CSF+ Th cell differentiation dLN cytokine microenvironment. Immunophenotyping of GM-CSF+ Th cells showed their phenotypic heterogeneity in both strains and revealed lower frequency of IL-17+ IFN-gamma+, IL-17+ IFN-gamma-, and IL-17-IFN-gamma+ cells accompanied by higher frequency of IL-17-IFN-gamma- cells among them in AO than in DA rats. Compared with DA, in AO rats was also found (i) slightly lower surface density of CCR2 (drives accumulation of highly pathogenic GM-CSF+ IFN-gamma+ Th17 cells in SC) on GM-CSF+ IFN-gamma+ Th17 lymphocytes from dLNs, and (ii) diminished CCL2 mRNA expression in SC tissue, suggesting their impaired migration into the SC. Moreover, dLN and SC cytokine environments in AO rats were shown to be less supportive of GM-CSF+ IFN-gamma+ Th17 cell differentiation (judging by lower expression of mRNAs for IL-1 beta, IL-6 and IL-23/p19). In accordance with the (i) lower frequency of GM-CSF+ Th cells in dLNs and SC of AO rats and their lower GM-CSF production, and (ii) impaired CCL2 expression in the SC tissue, the proportion of proinflammatory monocytes among peripheral blood cells and their progeny (CD45(hi) cells) among the SC CD11b+ cells were reduced in AO compared with DA rats. Collectively, the results indicate that the strain specificities in efficacy of several mechanisms controlling (auto) reactive CD4+ lymphocyte expansion/differentiation into the cells with pathogenic phenotype and migration of the latter to the SC contribute to AO rat resistance to EAE.
PB  - Public Library Science, San Francisco
T2  - PLoS One
T1  - GM-CSF-Producing Th Cells in Rats Sensitive and Resistant to Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis
IS  - 11
VL  - 11
DO  - 10.1371/journal.pone.0166498
UR  - conv_396
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica and Pilipović, Ivan and Vujnović, Ivana and Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana and Petrović, Raisa and Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena and Dimitrijević, Mirjana and Leposavić, Gordana",
year = "2016",
abstract = "Given that granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) is identified as the key factor to endow auto-reactive Th cells with the potential to induce neuroinflammation in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) models, the frequency and phenotype of GM-CSF-producing (GM-CSF+) Th cells in draining lymph nodes (dLNs) and spinal cord (SC) of Albino Oxford (AO) and Dark Agouti (DA) rats immunized for EAE were examined. The generation of neuroantigen-specific GM-CSF+ Th lymphocytes was impaired in dLNs of AO rats (relatively resistant to EAE induction) compared with their DA counterparts (susceptible to EAE) reflecting impaired CD4+ lymphocyte proliferation and less supportive of GM-CSF+ Th cell differentiation dLN cytokine microenvironment. Immunophenotyping of GM-CSF+ Th cells showed their phenotypic heterogeneity in both strains and revealed lower frequency of IL-17+ IFN-gamma+, IL-17+ IFN-gamma-, and IL-17-IFN-gamma+ cells accompanied by higher frequency of IL-17-IFN-gamma- cells among them in AO than in DA rats. Compared with DA, in AO rats was also found (i) slightly lower surface density of CCR2 (drives accumulation of highly pathogenic GM-CSF+ IFN-gamma+ Th17 cells in SC) on GM-CSF+ IFN-gamma+ Th17 lymphocytes from dLNs, and (ii) diminished CCL2 mRNA expression in SC tissue, suggesting their impaired migration into the SC. Moreover, dLN and SC cytokine environments in AO rats were shown to be less supportive of GM-CSF+ IFN-gamma+ Th17 cell differentiation (judging by lower expression of mRNAs for IL-1 beta, IL-6 and IL-23/p19). In accordance with the (i) lower frequency of GM-CSF+ Th cells in dLNs and SC of AO rats and their lower GM-CSF production, and (ii) impaired CCL2 expression in the SC tissue, the proportion of proinflammatory monocytes among peripheral blood cells and their progeny (CD45(hi) cells) among the SC CD11b+ cells were reduced in AO compared with DA rats. Collectively, the results indicate that the strain specificities in efficacy of several mechanisms controlling (auto) reactive CD4+ lymphocyte expansion/differentiation into the cells with pathogenic phenotype and migration of the latter to the SC contribute to AO rat resistance to EAE.",
publisher = "Public Library Science, San Francisco",
journal = "PLoS One",
title = "GM-CSF-Producing Th Cells in Rats Sensitive and Resistant to Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis",
number = "11",
volume = "11",
doi = "10.1371/journal.pone.0166498",
url = "conv_396"
}
Stojić-Vukanić, Z., Pilipović, I., Vujnović, I., Nacka-Aleksić, M., Petrović, R., Arsenović-Ranin, N., Dimitrijević, M.,& Leposavić, G.. (2016). GM-CSF-Producing Th Cells in Rats Sensitive and Resistant to Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis. in PLoS One
Public Library Science, San Francisco., 11(11).
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0166498
conv_396
Stojić-Vukanić Z, Pilipović I, Vujnović I, Nacka-Aleksić M, Petrović R, Arsenović-Ranin N, Dimitrijević M, Leposavić G. GM-CSF-Producing Th Cells in Rats Sensitive and Resistant to Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis. in PLoS One. 2016;11(11).
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0166498
conv_396 .
Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica, Pilipović, Ivan, Vujnović, Ivana, Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana, Petrović, Raisa, Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena, Dimitrijević, Mirjana, Leposavić, Gordana, "GM-CSF-Producing Th Cells in Rats Sensitive and Resistant to Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis" in PLoS One, 11, no. 11 (2016),
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0166498 .,
conv_396 .
1
13
13
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Peripubertal ovariectomy influences thymic adrenergic network plasticity in adult rats

Pilipović, Ivan; Vujnović, Ivana; Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena; Dimitrijević, Mirjana; Kosec, Duško; Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica; Leposavić, Gordana

(Elsevier Science Bv, Amsterdam, 2016)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Pilipović, Ivan
AU  - Vujnović, Ivana
AU  - Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena
AU  - Dimitrijević, Mirjana
AU  - Kosec, Duško
AU  - Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica
AU  - Leposavić, Gordana
PY  - 2016
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/454
AB  - The study investigated the influence of peripubertal ovariectomy on the thymic noradrenaline (NA) concentration, and the thymocyte NA content and beta(2)- and alpha(1)-adrenoceptor (AR) expression in adult 2- and 11-month-old rats. In control rats, the thymic NA concentration increased with age. This increase reflected rise in the density of catecholamine (CA)-containing fluorescent nerve fibers and cells and their CA content. Additionally, the average beta(2)- and alpha(1)-AR thymocyte surface density changed in the opposite direction with age; the density of beta(2)-AR decreased, whereas that of alpha(1)-AR increased. Ovariectomy diminished the thymic NA concentration in 2-month-old rats. This reflected the decrease in the density of fluorescent nerve fibers, and CA content in fluorescent nerve fibers and non-lymphoid cells, since the thymocyte NA content was increased in ovariectomized (Ox) rats. Estrogen supplementation prevented the ovariectomy-induced changes. In Ox rats, the density of CA-synthesizing nerve fibers and non-lymphoid cells diminished with age. To the contrary, NA content in thymocytes increased with age, but it did not exceed that in 11-month-old controls. Additionally, ovariectomy diminished the average thymocyte surface density of beta(2)-ARs, but it increased that of alpha(1)-ARs in 2-month-old-rats (due to estrogen, and estrogen and progesterone deficiency, respectively). These changes, despite of the rise in circulating estrogen level post-ovariectomy, remained stable with age. This most likely reflected a decreased sensitivity to estrogen action, as a consequence of the hormone misprinting in peripubertal age. The analysis of thymocyte proliferation in culture suggested that age-and ovariectomy-induced alterations in thymocyte NA synthesis and AR expression altered NA autocrine/paracrine action on thymocytes. In conclusion, the study indicates that the ovarian hormone deficiency in peripubertal age affects ovarian steroid-dependent remodeling of thymic adrenergic regulatory network in adult rats. (C) 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
PB  - Elsevier Science Bv, Amsterdam
T2  - Journal of Neuroimmunology
T1  - Peripubertal ovariectomy influences thymic adrenergic network plasticity in adult rats
EP  - 116
SP  - 103
VL  - 297
DO  - 10.1016/j.jneuroim.2016.05.017
UR  - conv_392
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Pilipović, Ivan and Vujnović, Ivana and Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena and Dimitrijević, Mirjana and Kosec, Duško and Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica and Leposavić, Gordana",
year = "2016",
abstract = "The study investigated the influence of peripubertal ovariectomy on the thymic noradrenaline (NA) concentration, and the thymocyte NA content and beta(2)- and alpha(1)-adrenoceptor (AR) expression in adult 2- and 11-month-old rats. In control rats, the thymic NA concentration increased with age. This increase reflected rise in the density of catecholamine (CA)-containing fluorescent nerve fibers and cells and their CA content. Additionally, the average beta(2)- and alpha(1)-AR thymocyte surface density changed in the opposite direction with age; the density of beta(2)-AR decreased, whereas that of alpha(1)-AR increased. Ovariectomy diminished the thymic NA concentration in 2-month-old rats. This reflected the decrease in the density of fluorescent nerve fibers, and CA content in fluorescent nerve fibers and non-lymphoid cells, since the thymocyte NA content was increased in ovariectomized (Ox) rats. Estrogen supplementation prevented the ovariectomy-induced changes. In Ox rats, the density of CA-synthesizing nerve fibers and non-lymphoid cells diminished with age. To the contrary, NA content in thymocytes increased with age, but it did not exceed that in 11-month-old controls. Additionally, ovariectomy diminished the average thymocyte surface density of beta(2)-ARs, but it increased that of alpha(1)-ARs in 2-month-old-rats (due to estrogen, and estrogen and progesterone deficiency, respectively). These changes, despite of the rise in circulating estrogen level post-ovariectomy, remained stable with age. This most likely reflected a decreased sensitivity to estrogen action, as a consequence of the hormone misprinting in peripubertal age. The analysis of thymocyte proliferation in culture suggested that age-and ovariectomy-induced alterations in thymocyte NA synthesis and AR expression altered NA autocrine/paracrine action on thymocytes. In conclusion, the study indicates that the ovarian hormone deficiency in peripubertal age affects ovarian steroid-dependent remodeling of thymic adrenergic regulatory network in adult rats. (C) 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.",
publisher = "Elsevier Science Bv, Amsterdam",
journal = "Journal of Neuroimmunology",
title = "Peripubertal ovariectomy influences thymic adrenergic network plasticity in adult rats",
pages = "116-103",
volume = "297",
doi = "10.1016/j.jneuroim.2016.05.017",
url = "conv_392"
}
Pilipović, I., Vujnović, I., Arsenović-Ranin, N., Dimitrijević, M., Kosec, D., Stojić-Vukanić, Z.,& Leposavić, G.. (2016). Peripubertal ovariectomy influences thymic adrenergic network plasticity in adult rats. in Journal of Neuroimmunology
Elsevier Science Bv, Amsterdam., 297, 103-116.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneuroim.2016.05.017
conv_392
Pilipović I, Vujnović I, Arsenović-Ranin N, Dimitrijević M, Kosec D, Stojić-Vukanić Z, Leposavić G. Peripubertal ovariectomy influences thymic adrenergic network plasticity in adult rats. in Journal of Neuroimmunology. 2016;297:103-116.
doi:10.1016/j.jneuroim.2016.05.017
conv_392 .
Pilipović, Ivan, Vujnović, Ivana, Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena, Dimitrijević, Mirjana, Kosec, Duško, Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica, Leposavić, Gordana, "Peripubertal ovariectomy influences thymic adrenergic network plasticity in adult rats" in Journal of Neuroimmunology, 297 (2016):103-116,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneuroim.2016.05.017 .,
conv_392 .
6
4
5

Aging diminishes the resistance of AO rats to EAE: putative role of enhanced generation of GM-CSF Expressing CD4+T cells in aged rats

Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica; Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana; Pilipović, Ivan; Vujnović, Ivana; Blagojević, Veljko; Kosec, Duško; Dimitrijević, Mirjana; Leposavić, Gordana

(BMC, London, 2015)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica
AU  - Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana
AU  - Pilipović, Ivan
AU  - Vujnović, Ivana
AU  - Blagojević, Veljko
AU  - Kosec, Duško
AU  - Dimitrijević, Mirjana
AU  - Leposavić, Gordana
PY  - 2015
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/430
AB  - Background: Aging influences immune response and susceptibility to EAE in a strain specific manner. The study was designed to examine influence of aging on EAE induction in Albino Oxford (AO) rats. Results: Differently from 3-month-old (young) rats, which were resistant to EAE induction, the majority of aged (24-26-month-old) rats developed mild chronic form of EAE. On 16th day post-immunization, when in aged rats the neurological deficit reached plateau, more mononuclear cells, including CD4+ T lymphocytes was retrieved from spinal cord of aged than young rats. The frequencies of IL-17+ and GM-CSF+ cells within spinal cord infiltrating CD4+ lymphocytes were greater in aged rats. To their increased frequency contributed the expansion of GM-CSF + IL-17 + IFN-gamma+ cells, which are highly pathogenic in mice. The expression of the cytokines (IL-1 beta and IL-23/p19) driving GM-CSF + IL-17 + IFN-gamma + cell differentiation in mice was also augmented in aged rat spinal cord mononuclear cells. Additionally, in aged rat spinal cord the expansion of GM-CSF + IL-17-IFN-gamma- CD4+ T lymphocytes was found. Consistently, the expression of mRNAs for IL-3, the cytokine exhibiting the same expression pattern as GM-CSF, and IL-7, the cytokine driving differentiation of GM-CSF + IL-17-IFN-gamma- CD4 + lymphocytes in mice, was upregulated in aged rat spinal cord mononuclear cells, and the tissue, respectively. This was in accordance with the enhanced generation of the brain antigen-specific GM-CSF+ CD4+ lymphocytes in aged rat draining lymph nodes, as suggested by (i) the higher frequency of GM-CSF+ cells (reflecting the expansion of IL-17-IFN-gamma- cells) within their CD4+ lymphocytes and (ii) the upregulated GM-CSF and IL-3 mRNA expression in fresh CD4+ lymphocytes and MBP-stimulated draining lymph node cells and IL-7 mRNA in lymph node tissue from aged rats. In agreement with the upregulated GM-CSF expression in aged rats, strikingly more CD11b + CD45(int) (activated microglia) and CD45(hi) (mainly proinflammatory dendritic cells and macrophages) cells was retrieved from aged than young rat spinal cord. Besides, expression of mRNA for SOCS1, a negative regulator of proinflammatory cytokine expression in innate immunity cells, was downregulated in aged rat spinal cord mononuclear cells. Conclusions: The study revealed that aging may overcome genetic resistance to EAE, and indicated the cellular and molecular mechanisms contributing to this phenomenon in AO rats.
PB  - BMC, London
T2  - Immunity & Ageing
T1  - Aging diminishes the resistance of AO rats to EAE: putative role of enhanced generation of GM-CSF Expressing CD4+T cells in aged rats
VL  - 12
DO  - 10.1186/s12979-015-0044-x
UR  - conv_370
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica and Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana and Pilipović, Ivan and Vujnović, Ivana and Blagojević, Veljko and Kosec, Duško and Dimitrijević, Mirjana and Leposavić, Gordana",
year = "2015",
abstract = "Background: Aging influences immune response and susceptibility to EAE in a strain specific manner. The study was designed to examine influence of aging on EAE induction in Albino Oxford (AO) rats. Results: Differently from 3-month-old (young) rats, which were resistant to EAE induction, the majority of aged (24-26-month-old) rats developed mild chronic form of EAE. On 16th day post-immunization, when in aged rats the neurological deficit reached plateau, more mononuclear cells, including CD4+ T lymphocytes was retrieved from spinal cord of aged than young rats. The frequencies of IL-17+ and GM-CSF+ cells within spinal cord infiltrating CD4+ lymphocytes were greater in aged rats. To their increased frequency contributed the expansion of GM-CSF + IL-17 + IFN-gamma+ cells, which are highly pathogenic in mice. The expression of the cytokines (IL-1 beta and IL-23/p19) driving GM-CSF + IL-17 + IFN-gamma + cell differentiation in mice was also augmented in aged rat spinal cord mononuclear cells. Additionally, in aged rat spinal cord the expansion of GM-CSF + IL-17-IFN-gamma- CD4+ T lymphocytes was found. Consistently, the expression of mRNAs for IL-3, the cytokine exhibiting the same expression pattern as GM-CSF, and IL-7, the cytokine driving differentiation of GM-CSF + IL-17-IFN-gamma- CD4 + lymphocytes in mice, was upregulated in aged rat spinal cord mononuclear cells, and the tissue, respectively. This was in accordance with the enhanced generation of the brain antigen-specific GM-CSF+ CD4+ lymphocytes in aged rat draining lymph nodes, as suggested by (i) the higher frequency of GM-CSF+ cells (reflecting the expansion of IL-17-IFN-gamma- cells) within their CD4+ lymphocytes and (ii) the upregulated GM-CSF and IL-3 mRNA expression in fresh CD4+ lymphocytes and MBP-stimulated draining lymph node cells and IL-7 mRNA in lymph node tissue from aged rats. In agreement with the upregulated GM-CSF expression in aged rats, strikingly more CD11b + CD45(int) (activated microglia) and CD45(hi) (mainly proinflammatory dendritic cells and macrophages) cells was retrieved from aged than young rat spinal cord. Besides, expression of mRNA for SOCS1, a negative regulator of proinflammatory cytokine expression in innate immunity cells, was downregulated in aged rat spinal cord mononuclear cells. Conclusions: The study revealed that aging may overcome genetic resistance to EAE, and indicated the cellular and molecular mechanisms contributing to this phenomenon in AO rats.",
publisher = "BMC, London",
journal = "Immunity & Ageing",
title = "Aging diminishes the resistance of AO rats to EAE: putative role of enhanced generation of GM-CSF Expressing CD4+T cells in aged rats",
volume = "12",
doi = "10.1186/s12979-015-0044-x",
url = "conv_370"
}
Stojić-Vukanić, Z., Nacka-Aleksić, M., Pilipović, I., Vujnović, I., Blagojević, V., Kosec, D., Dimitrijević, M.,& Leposavić, G.. (2015). Aging diminishes the resistance of AO rats to EAE: putative role of enhanced generation of GM-CSF Expressing CD4+T cells in aged rats. in Immunity & Ageing
BMC, London., 12.
https://doi.org/10.1186/s12979-015-0044-x
conv_370
Stojić-Vukanić Z, Nacka-Aleksić M, Pilipović I, Vujnović I, Blagojević V, Kosec D, Dimitrijević M, Leposavić G. Aging diminishes the resistance of AO rats to EAE: putative role of enhanced generation of GM-CSF Expressing CD4+T cells in aged rats. in Immunity & Ageing. 2015;12.
doi:10.1186/s12979-015-0044-x
conv_370 .
Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica, Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana, Pilipović, Ivan, Vujnović, Ivana, Blagojević, Veljko, Kosec, Duško, Dimitrijević, Mirjana, Leposavić, Gordana, "Aging diminishes the resistance of AO rats to EAE: putative role of enhanced generation of GM-CSF Expressing CD4+T cells in aged rats" in Immunity & Ageing, 12 (2015),
https://doi.org/10.1186/s12979-015-0044-x .,
conv_370 .
2
11
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11

Aging impairs endocytic capacity of splenic dendritic cells from dark agouti rats and alters their response to TLR4 stimulation

Bufan, Biljana; Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica; Đikić, Jasmina; Kosec, Duško; Pilipović, Ivan; Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana; Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena; Leposavić, Gordana

(Univerzitet u Beogradu - Fakultet veterinarske medicine, Beograd, 2015)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Bufan, Biljana
AU  - Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica
AU  - Đikić, Jasmina
AU  - Kosec, Duško
AU  - Pilipović, Ivan
AU  - Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana
AU  - Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena
AU  - Leposavić, Gordana
PY  - 2015
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/448
AB  - The study was undertaken considering: i) that relative proportion of distinct subsets of splenic dendritic cells (DCs) is strain-specific and predictive for the susceptibility to autoimmune diseases; ii) age-related changes in endocytic, allostimulatory and polarizing capacity of splenic OX62+ DCs from Albino Oxford rats (relatively resistant to Th1/Th17-mediated diseases) and iii) strain specificities in age-related changes of mouse DCs. To ascertain whether there are strain specificities in age-related rat DC changes, we examined the influence of aging on OX62+ DCs from Dark Agouti (DA) rats prone to Th1/Th17-mediated autoimmune diseases. The study provided additional evidence that the predominance of CD4-cells within OX62+ DCs from young adult rats correlates with their susceptibility to Th1/Th17-mediated diseases. Consistently, lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-matured DCs from 3-month-old (young) rats exhibited Th1 driving force when co-cultured with allogeneic CD4+ T cells. This most likely reflected enhanced TNF-alpha and iNOS expression. Comparing with young rats, OX62+ DCs from 26-month-old (aged) rats showed: i) diminished endocytic capacity; ii) impaired ability to mature in vitro upon LPS stimulation (as indicated by lower MHC II, CD86 and CD40 surface expression), which is consistent with the increase in their IL-10 production, and iii) diminished allostimulatory capacity and loss of Th1-driving capacity in the mixed lymphocyte reaction. The latter, probably, reflected greater IL-10 production by LPS-stimulated DC from aged rats, as well as lower CD40 density on their surface. Overall, our findings suggest that aging might affect DA rat capability to mount an efficient Th1 immune response, and consequently susceptibility to Th1/Th17-mediated pathology.
PB  - Univerzitet u Beogradu - Fakultet veterinarske medicine, Beograd
T2  - Acta veterinaria - Beograd
T1  - Aging impairs endocytic capacity of splenic dendritic cells from dark agouti rats and alters their response to TLR4 stimulation
EP  - 55
IS  - 1
SP  - 30
VL  - 65
DO  - 10.1515/acve-2015-0003
UR  - conv_358
ER  - 
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Massage-like stroking boosts the immune system in mice

Major, Benjamin; Rattazzi, Lorenza; Brod, Samuel; Pilipović, Ivan; Leposavić, Gordana; D'Acquisto, Fulvio

(Nature Publishing Group, London, 2015)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Major, Benjamin
AU  - Rattazzi, Lorenza
AU  - Brod, Samuel
AU  - Pilipović, Ivan
AU  - Leposavić, Gordana
AU  - D'Acquisto, Fulvio
PY  - 2015
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/433
AB  - Recent clinical evidence suggests that the therapeutic effect of massage involves the immune system and that this can be exploited as an adjunct therapy together with standard drug-based approaches. In this study, we investigated the mechanisms behind these effects exploring the immunomodulatory function of stroking as a surrogate of massage-like therapy in mice. C57/BL6 mice were stroked daily for 8 days either with a soft brush or directly with a gloved hand and then analysed for differences in their immune repertoire compared to control non-stroked mice. Our results show that hand-but not brush-stroked mice demonstrated a significant increase in thymic and splenic T cell number (p  lt  0.05; p  lt  0.01). These effects were not associated with significant changes in CD4/CD8 lineage commitment or activation profile. The boosting effects on T cell repertoire of massage-like therapy were associated with a decreased noradrenergic innervation of lymphoid organs and counteracted the immunosuppressive effect of hydrocortisone in vivo. Together our results in mice support the hypothesis that massage-like therapies might be of therapeutic value in the treatment of immunodeficiencies and related disorders and suggest a reduction of the inhibitory noradrenergic tone in lymphoid organs as one of the possible explanations for their immunomodulatory function.
PB  - Nature Publishing Group, London
T2  - Scientific Reports
T1  - Massage-like stroking boosts the immune system in mice
VL  - 5
DO  - 10.1038/srep10913
UR  - conv_361
ER  - 
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