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B-cell response to seasonal influenza vaccine in mice is amenable to pharmacological modulation through β-adrenoceptor

Bufan, Biljana; Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena; Živković, Irena; Petrović, Raisa; Leposavić, Gordana

(Elsevier, 2022)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Bufan, Biljana
AU  - Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena
AU  - Živković, Irena
AU  - Petrović, Raisa
AU  - Leposavić, Gordana
PY  - 2022
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/620
AB  - Aims: Given that deprivation of noradrenaline acting on lymphocytes through β-adrenoceptor influences antibody response, the effects of propranolol treatment beginning two days before immunization with quadrivalent inactivated influenza vaccine (QIV) on IgG response and underlying cellular molecular mechanism in mice were investigated.

Main methods: Twenty-one days post-immunization the total QIV antigen-specific IgG titer and IgG subclass titers in sera were determined using ELISA. Additionally, the total counts of germinal centre (GC) B cells, T follicular helper (Tfh) and T follicular regulatory (Tfr) cells in draining lymph nodes (dLNs) and spleens, in vitro proliferation of interacting B cells and Th cells and IL-21 synthesis in Th cells in response to QIV antigens and/or mitogen were attested using flow cytometry analysis. In QIV antigen-stimulated dLN cell and splenocyte cultures were also measured concentrations of INF-γ and IL-4, cytokines upregulating IgG2a and IgG1 synthesis, respectively.

Key findings: Propranolol decreased the total QIV antigen-specific IgG titer. This correlated with lower GC B cell count and the shift in Tfr/Tfh cell and Tfr/GC B cell ratio towards Tfr in propranolol-treated mice compared with controls. Consistently, QIV antigen-stimulated proliferation of B cells and Th cells from propranolol-treated mice in vitro was impaired. This correlated with the lower frequency of QIV antigen-specific IL-21-producing cells among Th cells. Additionally, in propranolol-treated mice, in accordance with the changes in INF-γ/IL-4 ratio in dLN cell/splenocyte cultures, serum IgG2a/IgG1 ratio was shifted towards IgG1 reflecting decreased IgG2a response.

Significance: The study indicates that chronic propranolol treatment may impair response to QIV.
PB  - Elsevier
T2  - Life Sciences
T1  - B-cell response to seasonal influenza vaccine in mice is amenable to pharmacological modulation through β-adrenoceptor
SP  - 120617
VL  - 301
DO  - 10.1016/j.lfs.2022.120617
ER  - 
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author = "Bufan, Biljana and Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena and Živković, Irena and Petrović, Raisa and Leposavić, Gordana",
year = "2022",
abstract = "Aims: Given that deprivation of noradrenaline acting on lymphocytes through β-adrenoceptor influences antibody response, the effects of propranolol treatment beginning two days before immunization with quadrivalent inactivated influenza vaccine (QIV) on IgG response and underlying cellular molecular mechanism in mice were investigated.

Main methods: Twenty-one days post-immunization the total QIV antigen-specific IgG titer and IgG subclass titers in sera were determined using ELISA. Additionally, the total counts of germinal centre (GC) B cells, T follicular helper (Tfh) and T follicular regulatory (Tfr) cells in draining lymph nodes (dLNs) and spleens, in vitro proliferation of interacting B cells and Th cells and IL-21 synthesis in Th cells in response to QIV antigens and/or mitogen were attested using flow cytometry analysis. In QIV antigen-stimulated dLN cell and splenocyte cultures were also measured concentrations of INF-γ and IL-4, cytokines upregulating IgG2a and IgG1 synthesis, respectively.

Key findings: Propranolol decreased the total QIV antigen-specific IgG titer. This correlated with lower GC B cell count and the shift in Tfr/Tfh cell and Tfr/GC B cell ratio towards Tfr in propranolol-treated mice compared with controls. Consistently, QIV antigen-stimulated proliferation of B cells and Th cells from propranolol-treated mice in vitro was impaired. This correlated with the lower frequency of QIV antigen-specific IL-21-producing cells among Th cells. Additionally, in propranolol-treated mice, in accordance with the changes in INF-γ/IL-4 ratio in dLN cell/splenocyte cultures, serum IgG2a/IgG1 ratio was shifted towards IgG1 reflecting decreased IgG2a response.

Significance: The study indicates that chronic propranolol treatment may impair response to QIV.",
publisher = "Elsevier",
journal = "Life Sciences",
title = "B-cell response to seasonal influenza vaccine in mice is amenable to pharmacological modulation through β-adrenoceptor",
pages = "120617",
volume = "301",
doi = "10.1016/j.lfs.2022.120617"
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Bufan, B., Arsenović-Ranin, N., Živković, I., Petrović, R.,& Leposavić, G.. (2022). B-cell response to seasonal influenza vaccine in mice is amenable to pharmacological modulation through β-adrenoceptor. in Life Sciences
Elsevier., 301, 120617.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lfs.2022.120617
Bufan B, Arsenović-Ranin N, Živković I, Petrović R, Leposavić G. B-cell response to seasonal influenza vaccine in mice is amenable to pharmacological modulation through β-adrenoceptor. in Life Sciences. 2022;301:120617.
doi:10.1016/j.lfs.2022.120617 .
Bufan, Biljana, Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena, Živković, Irena, Petrović, Raisa, Leposavić, Gordana, "B-cell response to seasonal influenza vaccine in mice is amenable to pharmacological modulation through β-adrenoceptor" in Life Sciences, 301 (2022):120617,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lfs.2022.120617 . .
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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
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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",
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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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Strain specificities in influence of ageing on germinal centre reaction to inactivated influenza virus antigens in mice: Sex-based differences

Bufan, Biljana; Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena; Petrović, Raisa; Živković, Irena; Stoiljković, Vera; Leposavić, Gordana

(Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, Oxford, 2020)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Bufan, Biljana
AU  - Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena
AU  - Petrović, Raisa
AU  - Živković, Irena
AU  - Stoiljković, Vera
AU  - Leposavić, Gordana
PY  - 2020
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/556
AB  - Considering variability in vaccine responsiveness across human populations, in respect to magnitude and quality, and importance of vaccines in the elderly, the influence of recipient genetic background on the kinetics of age-related changes in the serum IgG antibody responses to seasonal trivalent inactivated split-virus influenza bulk (TIV) was studied in BALB/c and C57BL/6 mice showing quantitative and qualitative differences in this responses in young adult ages. With ageing the total serum IgG response to influenza viruses declined, in a strain-specific manner, so the strain disparity observed in young adult mice (the greater magnitude of IgG response in BALB/c mice) disappeared in aged mice. However, the sexual dimorphisms in this response (more prominent in females of both strains) remained in aged ones. The strain-specific differences in age-related decline in the magnitude of IgG response to TIV correlated with the number of germinal centre (GC) B splenocytes. The agerelated decline in GC B cell number was consistent with the decrease in the proliferation of B cells and CD4 + cells in splenocyte cultures upon restimulation with TIV. Additionally, the age-related decrease in the magnitude of IgG response correlated with the increase in follicular T regulatory (fTreg)/follicular T helper (fTh) and fTreg/GC B splenocyte ratios (reflecting decrease in fTh and GC B numbers without changes in fTreg number), and the frequency of CD4 + splenocytes producing IL-21, a key factor in balancing the B cell and fTreg cell activity. With ageing the avidity of virus influenza-specific antibody increased in females of both strains. Moreover, ageing affected IgG2a/IgG1 and IgG2c/IgG1 ratios (reflecting Thl/Th2 balance) in male BALB/c mice and female C57BL/6 mice, respectively. Consequently, differently from young mice exhibiting the similar ratios in male and female mice, in aged female mice of both strains IgG2a(c)/IgG1 ratios were shifted towards a less effective IgG1 response (stimulated by IL-4 cytokines) compared with males. The age-related alterations in IgG subclass profiles in both strains correlated with those in IFN-gamma/IL-4 production level ratio in splenocyte cultures restimulated with TIV. These findings stimulate further research to formulate sex-specific strategies to improve efficacy of influenza vaccine in the elderly.
PB  - Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, Oxford
T2  - Experimental Gerontology
T1  - Strain specificities in influence of ageing on germinal centre reaction to inactivated influenza virus antigens in mice: Sex-based differences
VL  - 133
DO  - 10.1016/j.exger.2020.110857
UR  - conv_470
ER  - 
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year = "2020",
abstract = "Considering variability in vaccine responsiveness across human populations, in respect to magnitude and quality, and importance of vaccines in the elderly, the influence of recipient genetic background on the kinetics of age-related changes in the serum IgG antibody responses to seasonal trivalent inactivated split-virus influenza bulk (TIV) was studied in BALB/c and C57BL/6 mice showing quantitative and qualitative differences in this responses in young adult ages. With ageing the total serum IgG response to influenza viruses declined, in a strain-specific manner, so the strain disparity observed in young adult mice (the greater magnitude of IgG response in BALB/c mice) disappeared in aged mice. However, the sexual dimorphisms in this response (more prominent in females of both strains) remained in aged ones. The strain-specific differences in age-related decline in the magnitude of IgG response to TIV correlated with the number of germinal centre (GC) B splenocytes. The agerelated decline in GC B cell number was consistent with the decrease in the proliferation of B cells and CD4 + cells in splenocyte cultures upon restimulation with TIV. Additionally, the age-related decrease in the magnitude of IgG response correlated with the increase in follicular T regulatory (fTreg)/follicular T helper (fTh) and fTreg/GC B splenocyte ratios (reflecting decrease in fTh and GC B numbers without changes in fTreg number), and the frequency of CD4 + splenocytes producing IL-21, a key factor in balancing the B cell and fTreg cell activity. With ageing the avidity of virus influenza-specific antibody increased in females of both strains. Moreover, ageing affected IgG2a/IgG1 and IgG2c/IgG1 ratios (reflecting Thl/Th2 balance) in male BALB/c mice and female C57BL/6 mice, respectively. Consequently, differently from young mice exhibiting the similar ratios in male and female mice, in aged female mice of both strains IgG2a(c)/IgG1 ratios were shifted towards a less effective IgG1 response (stimulated by IL-4 cytokines) compared with males. The age-related alterations in IgG subclass profiles in both strains correlated with those in IFN-gamma/IL-4 production level ratio in splenocyte cultures restimulated with TIV. These findings stimulate further research to formulate sex-specific strategies to improve efficacy of influenza vaccine in the elderly.",
publisher = "Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, Oxford",
journal = "Experimental Gerontology",
title = "Strain specificities in influence of ageing on germinal centre reaction to inactivated influenza virus antigens in mice: Sex-based differences",
volume = "133",
doi = "10.1016/j.exger.2020.110857",
url = "conv_470"
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Bufan, B., Arsenović-Ranin, N., Petrović, R., Živković, I., Stoiljković, V.,& Leposavić, G.. (2020). Strain specificities in influence of ageing on germinal centre reaction to inactivated influenza virus antigens in mice: Sex-based differences. in Experimental Gerontology
Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, Oxford., 133.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exger.2020.110857
conv_470
Bufan B, Arsenović-Ranin N, Petrović R, Živković I, Stoiljković V, Leposavić G. Strain specificities in influence of ageing on germinal centre reaction to inactivated influenza virus antigens in mice: Sex-based differences. in Experimental Gerontology. 2020;133.
doi:10.1016/j.exger.2020.110857
conv_470 .
Bufan, Biljana, Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena, Petrović, Raisa, Živković, Irena, Stoiljković, Vera, Leposavić, Gordana, "Strain specificities in influence of ageing on germinal centre reaction to inactivated influenza virus antigens in mice: Sex-based differences" in Experimental Gerontology, 133 (2020),
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exger.2020.110857 .,
conv_470 .
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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  - 
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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",
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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),
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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",
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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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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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Influence of aging on germinal centre reaction and antibody response to inactivated influenza virus antigens in mice: sex-based differences

Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena; Petrović, Raisa; Živković, Irena; Bufan, Biljana; Stoiljković, Vera; Leposavić, Gordana

(Springer, New York, 2019)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena
AU  - Petrović, Raisa
AU  - Živković, Irena
AU  - Bufan, Biljana
AU  - Stoiljković, Vera
AU  - Leposavić, Gordana
PY  - 2019
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/534
AB  - The study examined sex-specificities in age-related changes in BALB/c mice IgG antibody responses to immunisation with trivalent inactivated split-virus influenza bulk. Aging diminished the total serum IgG antibody responses to H1N1 and H3N2 and B influenza virus antigens in mice of both sexes, but they remained greater in aged females. This sex difference in aged mice correlated with the greater post-immunisation increase in the frequency of spleen germinal centre (GC) B cells and more favourable T follicular regulatory (Tfr)/GC B cell ratio, as Tfr cells are suggested to control antibody production through suppression of glycolysis. The greater post-immunisation GC B cell response in aged females compared with males correlated with the greater proliferation of B cells and CD4+ cells in splenocyte cultures from aged females restimulated with inactivated split-virus influenza from the bulk. To support the greater post-immunisation increase in the frequency GC B cell in aged females was more favourable Tfr/T follicular helper (Tfh) cell ratio. Additionally, compared with aged males, in age-matched females the greater avidity of serum IgG antibodies was found. However, in aged females IgG2a/IgG1 antibody ratio, reflecting spleen Th1/Th2 cytokine balance, was shifted towards IgG1 when compared with age-matched male mice. This shift was ascribed to a more prominent decline in the titres of functionally important IgG2a antibodies in females with aging. The study suggest that biological sex should be considered as a variable in designing strategies to manipulate with immune outcome of immunisation in aged animals, and possibly, at very long distance, humans.
PB  - Springer, New York
T2  - Biogerontology
T1  - Influence of aging on germinal centre reaction and antibody response to inactivated influenza virus antigens in mice: sex-based differences
EP  - 496
IS  - 4
SP  - 475
VL  - 20
DO  - 10.1007/s10522-019-09811-8
UR  - conv_454
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena and Petrović, Raisa and Živković, Irena and Bufan, Biljana and Stoiljković, Vera and Leposavić, Gordana",
year = "2019",
abstract = "The study examined sex-specificities in age-related changes in BALB/c mice IgG antibody responses to immunisation with trivalent inactivated split-virus influenza bulk. Aging diminished the total serum IgG antibody responses to H1N1 and H3N2 and B influenza virus antigens in mice of both sexes, but they remained greater in aged females. This sex difference in aged mice correlated with the greater post-immunisation increase in the frequency of spleen germinal centre (GC) B cells and more favourable T follicular regulatory (Tfr)/GC B cell ratio, as Tfr cells are suggested to control antibody production through suppression of glycolysis. The greater post-immunisation GC B cell response in aged females compared with males correlated with the greater proliferation of B cells and CD4+ cells in splenocyte cultures from aged females restimulated with inactivated split-virus influenza from the bulk. To support the greater post-immunisation increase in the frequency GC B cell in aged females was more favourable Tfr/T follicular helper (Tfh) cell ratio. Additionally, compared with aged males, in age-matched females the greater avidity of serum IgG antibodies was found. However, in aged females IgG2a/IgG1 antibody ratio, reflecting spleen Th1/Th2 cytokine balance, was shifted towards IgG1 when compared with age-matched male mice. This shift was ascribed to a more prominent decline in the titres of functionally important IgG2a antibodies in females with aging. The study suggest that biological sex should be considered as a variable in designing strategies to manipulate with immune outcome of immunisation in aged animals, and possibly, at very long distance, humans.",
publisher = "Springer, New York",
journal = "Biogerontology",
title = "Influence of aging on germinal centre reaction and antibody response to inactivated influenza virus antigens in mice: sex-based differences",
pages = "496-475",
number = "4",
volume = "20",
doi = "10.1007/s10522-019-09811-8",
url = "conv_454"
}
Arsenović-Ranin, N., Petrović, R., Živković, I., Bufan, B., Stoiljković, V.,& Leposavić, G.. (2019). Influence of aging on germinal centre reaction and antibody response to inactivated influenza virus antigens in mice: sex-based differences. in Biogerontology
Springer, New York., 20(4), 475-496.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10522-019-09811-8
conv_454
Arsenović-Ranin N, Petrović R, Živković I, Bufan B, Stoiljković V, Leposavić G. Influence of aging on germinal centre reaction and antibody response to inactivated influenza virus antigens in mice: sex-based differences. in Biogerontology. 2019;20(4):475-496.
doi:10.1007/s10522-019-09811-8
conv_454 .
Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena, Petrović, Raisa, Živković, Irena, Bufan, Biljana, Stoiljković, Vera, Leposavić, Gordana, "Influence of aging on germinal centre reaction and antibody response to inactivated influenza virus antigens in mice: sex-based differences" in Biogerontology, 20, no. 4 (2019):475-496,
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10522-019-09811-8 .,
conv_454 .
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Sex bias in mouse humoral immune response to influenza vaccine depends on the vaccine type

Živković, Irena; Petrović, Raisa; Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena; Petrušić, Vladimir; Minić, Rajna; Bufan, Biljana; Popović, Olga; Leposavić, Gordana

(Academic Press Ltd- Elsevier Science Ltd, London, 2018)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Živković, Irena
AU  - Petrović, Raisa
AU  - Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena
AU  - Petrušić, Vladimir
AU  - Minić, Rajna
AU  - Bufan, Biljana
AU  - Popović, Olga
AU  - Leposavić, Gordana
PY  - 2018
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/522
AB  - The study explored influence of biological sex on development of humoral immune response to seasonal trivalent whole inactivated virus (WIV) and split virus (SV) influenza vaccines in outbred Swiss mouse model. To this end, mice of both sexes were immunized with WIV (WIV mice) and SV vaccines (SV mice) and examined for specific antibody response. Irrespective of sex, total IgG and neutralizing antibody responses to distinct virus strains were weaker in SV than in WIV mice. In WIV mice of both sexes, irrespective of strain specificity, IgG isotype response was dominated by IgG2a antibodies, while in SV mice nearly equal representation of IgG2a and IgG1 antibodies was found. The analyses of sex differences showed higher titers of H1N1-specific and both H1N1- and H3N2-specific total IgG and neutralizing antibodies in female WIV and SV mice, respectively. Additionally, sexual dimorphism in IgG subclass profile depended on vaccine type. Specifically, compared with males, in females WIV shifted IgG2a/IgG1 antibody ratio towards IgG2a isotype on the account of weaker IgG1 response, whereas in SV mice, irrespective of virus strain, IgG2a and IgG1 isotypes were equally represented in both sexes. These findings indicate the vaccine type-dependent sex bias in antibody response to inactivated influenza vaccines.
PB  - Academic Press Ltd- Elsevier Science Ltd, London
T2  - Biologicals
T1  - Sex bias in mouse humoral immune response to influenza vaccine depends on the vaccine type
EP  - 24
SP  - 18
VL  - 52
DO  - 10.1016/j.biologicals.2018.01.007
UR  - conv_431
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Živković, Irena and Petrović, Raisa and Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena and Petrušić, Vladimir and Minić, Rajna and Bufan, Biljana and Popović, Olga and Leposavić, Gordana",
year = "2018",
abstract = "The study explored influence of biological sex on development of humoral immune response to seasonal trivalent whole inactivated virus (WIV) and split virus (SV) influenza vaccines in outbred Swiss mouse model. To this end, mice of both sexes were immunized with WIV (WIV mice) and SV vaccines (SV mice) and examined for specific antibody response. Irrespective of sex, total IgG and neutralizing antibody responses to distinct virus strains were weaker in SV than in WIV mice. In WIV mice of both sexes, irrespective of strain specificity, IgG isotype response was dominated by IgG2a antibodies, while in SV mice nearly equal representation of IgG2a and IgG1 antibodies was found. The analyses of sex differences showed higher titers of H1N1-specific and both H1N1- and H3N2-specific total IgG and neutralizing antibodies in female WIV and SV mice, respectively. Additionally, sexual dimorphism in IgG subclass profile depended on vaccine type. Specifically, compared with males, in females WIV shifted IgG2a/IgG1 antibody ratio towards IgG2a isotype on the account of weaker IgG1 response, whereas in SV mice, irrespective of virus strain, IgG2a and IgG1 isotypes were equally represented in both sexes. These findings indicate the vaccine type-dependent sex bias in antibody response to inactivated influenza vaccines.",
publisher = "Academic Press Ltd- Elsevier Science Ltd, London",
journal = "Biologicals",
title = "Sex bias in mouse humoral immune response to influenza vaccine depends on the vaccine type",
pages = "24-18",
volume = "52",
doi = "10.1016/j.biologicals.2018.01.007",
url = "conv_431"
}
Živković, I., Petrović, R., Arsenović-Ranin, N., Petrušić, V., Minić, R., Bufan, B., Popović, O.,& Leposavić, G.. (2018). Sex bias in mouse humoral immune response to influenza vaccine depends on the vaccine type. in Biologicals
Academic Press Ltd- Elsevier Science Ltd, London., 52, 18-24.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biologicals.2018.01.007
conv_431
Živković I, Petrović R, Arsenović-Ranin N, Petrušić V, Minić R, Bufan B, Popović O, Leposavić G. Sex bias in mouse humoral immune response to influenza vaccine depends on the vaccine type. in Biologicals. 2018;52:18-24.
doi:10.1016/j.biologicals.2018.01.007
conv_431 .
Živković, Irena, Petrović, Raisa, Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena, Petrušić, Vladimir, Minić, Rajna, Bufan, Biljana, Popović, Olga, Leposavić, Gordana, "Sex bias in mouse humoral immune response to influenza vaccine depends on the vaccine type" in Biologicals, 52 (2018):18-24,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biologicals.2018.01.007 .,
conv_431 .
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Mouse strain and sex as determinants of immune response to trivalent influenza vaccine

Petrović, Raisa; Bufan, Biljana; Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena; Živković, Irena; Minić, Rajna; Radojević, Katarina; Leposavić, Gordana

(Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, Oxford, 2018)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Petrović, Raisa
AU  - Bufan, Biljana
AU  - Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena
AU  - Živković, Irena
AU  - Minić, Rajna
AU  - Radojević, Katarina
AU  - Leposavić, Gordana
PY  - 2018
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/501
AB  - Aims: The study examined the influence of sex and mouse strain on germinal center (GC) reaction and antibody responses to seasonal split trivalent influenza vaccine (TIV). Main methods: C57BL/6 and BALB/c mice of both sexes were immunized with TIV and examined for specific antibody response by ELISA. Splenic T follicular regulatory (Tfr), T follicular helper (Tfh) and GC B cells are detected by flow cytometry. The proliferative response of splenocytes, and concentrations of IFN-gamma and IL-4 upon restimulation with vaccine antigens were examined by 7-AAD staining and ELISA, respectively. Key findings: BALB/c mice developed more robust IgG responses to vaccine type A antigens than their sexmatched C57BL/6 counterparts, while that to B antigen did not differ between strains. In both strains IgG responses against type A vaccine antigens were greater in females than in males. The greater IgG responses correlated with lower splenic Tfr/Tfh and Tfr/GC B cell ratios and greater vaccine antigen-specific proliferative responses of CD4+ and B cells in splenocyte cultures. In both mouse strains IgG2a(c)/IgG1 ratios were comparable between sexes, but lower in BALB/c than in C57BL/6 mice indicating a shift in Th1/Th2 balance towards Th2 response in BALB/c ones. Consistently, splenocytes from BALB/c mice produced more IL-4 and less IFN-gamma than those from C57BL/6 mice. Significance: The study indicated that magnitude of humoral response to influenza type A haemagglutinins depends on mouse strain and sex, and thereby set background for the vaccination strategies taking into account biological sex, and in a longterm perspective individual differences in immune reactivity.
PB  - Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, Oxford
T2  - Life Sciences
T1  - Mouse strain and sex as determinants of immune response to trivalent influenza vaccine
EP  - 126
SP  - 117
VL  - 207
DO  - 10.1016/j.lfs.2018.05.056
UR  - conv_437
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Petrović, Raisa and Bufan, Biljana and Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena and Živković, Irena and Minić, Rajna and Radojević, Katarina and Leposavić, Gordana",
year = "2018",
abstract = "Aims: The study examined the influence of sex and mouse strain on germinal center (GC) reaction and antibody responses to seasonal split trivalent influenza vaccine (TIV). Main methods: C57BL/6 and BALB/c mice of both sexes were immunized with TIV and examined for specific antibody response by ELISA. Splenic T follicular regulatory (Tfr), T follicular helper (Tfh) and GC B cells are detected by flow cytometry. The proliferative response of splenocytes, and concentrations of IFN-gamma and IL-4 upon restimulation with vaccine antigens were examined by 7-AAD staining and ELISA, respectively. Key findings: BALB/c mice developed more robust IgG responses to vaccine type A antigens than their sexmatched C57BL/6 counterparts, while that to B antigen did not differ between strains. In both strains IgG responses against type A vaccine antigens were greater in females than in males. The greater IgG responses correlated with lower splenic Tfr/Tfh and Tfr/GC B cell ratios and greater vaccine antigen-specific proliferative responses of CD4+ and B cells in splenocyte cultures. In both mouse strains IgG2a(c)/IgG1 ratios were comparable between sexes, but lower in BALB/c than in C57BL/6 mice indicating a shift in Th1/Th2 balance towards Th2 response in BALB/c ones. Consistently, splenocytes from BALB/c mice produced more IL-4 and less IFN-gamma than those from C57BL/6 mice. Significance: The study indicated that magnitude of humoral response to influenza type A haemagglutinins depends on mouse strain and sex, and thereby set background for the vaccination strategies taking into account biological sex, and in a longterm perspective individual differences in immune reactivity.",
publisher = "Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, Oxford",
journal = "Life Sciences",
title = "Mouse strain and sex as determinants of immune response to trivalent influenza vaccine",
pages = "126-117",
volume = "207",
doi = "10.1016/j.lfs.2018.05.056",
url = "conv_437"
}
Petrović, R., Bufan, B., Arsenović-Ranin, N., Živković, I., Minić, R., Radojević, K.,& Leposavić, G.. (2018). Mouse strain and sex as determinants of immune response to trivalent influenza vaccine. in Life Sciences
Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, Oxford., 207, 117-126.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lfs.2018.05.056
conv_437
Petrović R, Bufan B, Arsenović-Ranin N, Živković I, Minić R, Radojević K, Leposavić G. Mouse strain and sex as determinants of immune response to trivalent influenza vaccine. in Life Sciences. 2018;207:117-126.
doi:10.1016/j.lfs.2018.05.056
conv_437 .
Petrović, Raisa, Bufan, Biljana, Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena, Živković, Irena, Minić, Rajna, Radojević, Katarina, Leposavić, Gordana, "Mouse strain and sex as determinants of immune response to trivalent influenza vaccine" in Life Sciences, 207 (2018):117-126,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lfs.2018.05.056 .,
conv_437 .
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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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7

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
8

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 .
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4
5

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 .
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1

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  - 
@article{
author = "Bufan, Biljana and Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica and Đikić, Jasmina and Kosec, Duško and Pilipović, Ivan and Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana and Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena and Leposavić, Gordana",
year = "2015",
abstract = "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.",
publisher = "Univerzitet u Beogradu - Fakultet veterinarske medicine, Beograd",
journal = "Acta veterinaria - Beograd",
title = "Aging impairs endocytic capacity of splenic dendritic cells from dark agouti rats and alters their response to TLR4 stimulation",
pages = "55-30",
number = "1",
volume = "65",
doi = "10.1515/acve-2015-0003",
url = "conv_358"
}
Bufan, B., Stojić-Vukanić, Z., Đikić, J., Kosec, D., Pilipović, I., Nacka-Aleksić, M., Arsenović-Ranin, N.,& Leposavić, G.. (2015). Aging impairs endocytic capacity of splenic dendritic cells from dark agouti rats and alters their response to TLR4 stimulation. in Acta veterinaria - Beograd
Univerzitet u Beogradu - Fakultet veterinarske medicine, Beograd., 65(1), 30-55.
https://doi.org/10.1515/acve-2015-0003
conv_358
Bufan B, Stojić-Vukanić Z, Đikić J, Kosec D, Pilipović I, Nacka-Aleksić M, Arsenović-Ranin N, Leposavić G. Aging impairs endocytic capacity of splenic dendritic cells from dark agouti rats and alters their response to TLR4 stimulation. in Acta veterinaria - Beograd. 2015;65(1):30-55.
doi:10.1515/acve-2015-0003
conv_358 .
Bufan, Biljana, Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica, Đikić, Jasmina, Kosec, Duško, Pilipović, Ivan, Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana, Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena, Leposavić, Gordana, "Aging impairs endocytic capacity of splenic dendritic cells from dark agouti rats and alters their response to TLR4 stimulation" in Acta veterinaria - Beograd, 65, no. 1 (2015):30-55,
https://doi.org/10.1515/acve-2015-0003 .,
conv_358 .
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Sexual diergism in antibody response to whole virus trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine in outbred mice

Živković, Irena; Bufan, Biljana; Petrušić, Vladimir; Minić, Rajna; Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena; Petrović, Raisa; Leposavić, Gordana

(Elsevier Sci Ltd, Oxford, 2015)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Živković, Irena
AU  - Bufan, Biljana
AU  - Petrušić, Vladimir
AU  - Minić, Rajna
AU  - Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena
AU  - Petrović, Raisa
AU  - Leposavić, Gordana
PY  - 2015
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/432
AB  - An outbred mouse model was used to determine if antibody response to immunization with whole-virus trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine (TIV) differs between the sexes. The antibody response was examined one (serum titer of IgM antibodies), and three and six weeks post-immunization (serum titer of neutralizing and total IgG antibodies and IgG subclass profile). Compared with male in female mice was found (i) the more robust IgM response against all influenza strains included in TIV and (ii) more vigorous neutralizing antibody and total IgG responses against H1N1 influenza virus at both the examined time points post-immunization. The total IgG antibody response against H3N2 and B influenza viruses was comparable between female and male mice three weeks post-immunization, but significantly greater in female mice six weeks post-immunization. The neutralizing antibody response against H3N2 and B influenza viruses did not significantly differ between sexes at both the examined points post-immunization. Finally, three weeks post-immunization subclass profile of IgG specific to the influenza strains included in TIV differed between female and male mice, reflecting the lower titer of IgG1 antibodies in female ones, so that IgG2a (contributing mainly to the total IgG) to IgG1 ratio in mice of this sex was shifted toward the former. In agreement with this shift, compared with male mice, Th1/Th2 balance in female mice was shifted toward Th1, as shown by ELISPOT. Collectively, the results showed influenza virus strain-dependent sexual dimorphism in the magnitude, dynamics and characteristics of antibody response in outbred mice immunized with TIV. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
PB  - Elsevier Sci Ltd, Oxford
T2  - Vaccine
T1  - Sexual diergism in antibody response to whole virus trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine in outbred mice
EP  - 5552
IS  - 42
SP  - 5546
VL  - 33
DO  - 10.1016/j.vaccine.2015.09.006
UR  - conv_372
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Živković, Irena and Bufan, Biljana and Petrušić, Vladimir and Minić, Rajna and Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena and Petrović, Raisa and Leposavić, Gordana",
year = "2015",
abstract = "An outbred mouse model was used to determine if antibody response to immunization with whole-virus trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine (TIV) differs between the sexes. The antibody response was examined one (serum titer of IgM antibodies), and three and six weeks post-immunization (serum titer of neutralizing and total IgG antibodies and IgG subclass profile). Compared with male in female mice was found (i) the more robust IgM response against all influenza strains included in TIV and (ii) more vigorous neutralizing antibody and total IgG responses against H1N1 influenza virus at both the examined time points post-immunization. The total IgG antibody response against H3N2 and B influenza viruses was comparable between female and male mice three weeks post-immunization, but significantly greater in female mice six weeks post-immunization. The neutralizing antibody response against H3N2 and B influenza viruses did not significantly differ between sexes at both the examined points post-immunization. Finally, three weeks post-immunization subclass profile of IgG specific to the influenza strains included in TIV differed between female and male mice, reflecting the lower titer of IgG1 antibodies in female ones, so that IgG2a (contributing mainly to the total IgG) to IgG1 ratio in mice of this sex was shifted toward the former. In agreement with this shift, compared with male mice, Th1/Th2 balance in female mice was shifted toward Th1, as shown by ELISPOT. Collectively, the results showed influenza virus strain-dependent sexual dimorphism in the magnitude, dynamics and characteristics of antibody response in outbred mice immunized with TIV. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.",
publisher = "Elsevier Sci Ltd, Oxford",
journal = "Vaccine",
title = "Sexual diergism in antibody response to whole virus trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine in outbred mice",
pages = "5552-5546",
number = "42",
volume = "33",
doi = "10.1016/j.vaccine.2015.09.006",
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Živković, I., Bufan, B., Petrušić, V., Minić, R., Arsenović-Ranin, N., Petrović, R.,& Leposavić, G.. (2015). Sexual diergism in antibody response to whole virus trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine in outbred mice. in Vaccine
Elsevier Sci Ltd, Oxford., 33(42), 5546-5552.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2015.09.006
conv_372
Živković I, Bufan B, Petrušić V, Minić R, Arsenović-Ranin N, Petrović R, Leposavić G. Sexual diergism in antibody response to whole virus trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine in outbred mice. in Vaccine. 2015;33(42):5546-5552.
doi:10.1016/j.vaccine.2015.09.006
conv_372 .
Živković, Irena, Bufan, Biljana, Petrušić, Vladimir, Minić, Rajna, Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena, Petrović, Raisa, Leposavić, Gordana, "Sexual diergism in antibody response to whole virus trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine in outbred mice" in Vaccine, 33, no. 42 (2015):5546-5552,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2015.09.006 .,
conv_372 .
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Sexual dimorphism in the aged rat CD4+T lymphocyte-mediated immune response elicited by inoculation with spinal cord homogenate

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

(Elsevier Ireland Ltd, Clare, 2015)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana
AU  - Pilipović, Ivan
AU  - Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica
AU  - Kosec, Duško
AU  - Bufan, Biljana
AU  - Vujnović, Ivana
AU  - Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena
AU  - Dimitrijević, Mirjana
AU  - Leposavić, Gordana
PY  - 2015
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/431
AB  - Considering the crucial pathogenic role of CD4+ T cells in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) and the opposite direction of the sexual dimorphism in the severity of the disease in 22-24-and 3-month-old dark agouti rats, sex differences in CD4+ T-cell-mediated immune response in aged rats immunized for EAE were examined and compared with those in young animals. In the inductive phase of EAE, fewer activated CD4+ lymphocytes were-retrieved from draining lymph nodes of male (developing less severe disease) compared with female rats, due, at least partly, to their lesser expansion. The former reflected a greater suppressive capacity of CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ cells. Consequently, CD4+ lymphocyte infiltration into the spinal cord of aged male rats was diminished. At the peak of EAE, the frequency of reactivated cells was lower, whereas that of the regulatory CD4+ cells was higher in male rat spinal cord. Consistently, microglial activation and the expression of proinflammatory/damaging cytokines in male rat spinal cord mononuclear cells were diminished. Additionally, the frequency of the highly pathogenic IL-17+IFN-gamma+ T lymphocytes infiltrating their spinal cord was lower. Together, these results point to (i) an age-specificity in CD4+ cell-mediated immune response and (ii) mechanisms underlying the sex differences in this response in aged rats. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
PB  - Elsevier Ireland Ltd, Clare
T2  - Mechanisms of Ageing and Development
T1  - Sexual dimorphism in the aged rat CD4+T lymphocyte-mediated immune response elicited by inoculation with spinal cord homogenate
EP  - 31
SP  - 15
VL  - 152
DO  - 10.1016/j.mad.2015.09.004
UR  - conv_374
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana and Pilipović, Ivan and Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica and Kosec, Duško and Bufan, Biljana and Vujnović, Ivana and Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena and Dimitrijević, Mirjana and Leposavić, Gordana",
year = "2015",
abstract = "Considering the crucial pathogenic role of CD4+ T cells in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) and the opposite direction of the sexual dimorphism in the severity of the disease in 22-24-and 3-month-old dark agouti rats, sex differences in CD4+ T-cell-mediated immune response in aged rats immunized for EAE were examined and compared with those in young animals. In the inductive phase of EAE, fewer activated CD4+ lymphocytes were-retrieved from draining lymph nodes of male (developing less severe disease) compared with female rats, due, at least partly, to their lesser expansion. The former reflected a greater suppressive capacity of CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ cells. Consequently, CD4+ lymphocyte infiltration into the spinal cord of aged male rats was diminished. At the peak of EAE, the frequency of reactivated cells was lower, whereas that of the regulatory CD4+ cells was higher in male rat spinal cord. Consistently, microglial activation and the expression of proinflammatory/damaging cytokines in male rat spinal cord mononuclear cells were diminished. Additionally, the frequency of the highly pathogenic IL-17+IFN-gamma+ T lymphocytes infiltrating their spinal cord was lower. Together, these results point to (i) an age-specificity in CD4+ cell-mediated immune response and (ii) mechanisms underlying the sex differences in this response in aged rats. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.",
publisher = "Elsevier Ireland Ltd, Clare",
journal = "Mechanisms of Ageing and Development",
title = "Sexual dimorphism in the aged rat CD4+T lymphocyte-mediated immune response elicited by inoculation with spinal cord homogenate",
pages = "31-15",
volume = "152",
doi = "10.1016/j.mad.2015.09.004",
url = "conv_374"
}
Nacka-Aleksić, M., Pilipović, I., Stojić-Vukanić, Z., Kosec, D., Bufan, B., Vujnović, I., Arsenović-Ranin, N., Dimitrijević, M.,& Leposavić, G.. (2015). Sexual dimorphism in the aged rat CD4+T lymphocyte-mediated immune response elicited by inoculation with spinal cord homogenate. in Mechanisms of Ageing and Development
Elsevier Ireland Ltd, Clare., 152, 15-31.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mad.2015.09.004
conv_374
Nacka-Aleksić M, Pilipović I, Stojić-Vukanić Z, Kosec D, Bufan B, Vujnović I, Arsenović-Ranin N, Dimitrijević M, Leposavić G. Sexual dimorphism in the aged rat CD4+T lymphocyte-mediated immune response elicited by inoculation with spinal cord homogenate. in Mechanisms of Ageing and Development. 2015;152:15-31.
doi:10.1016/j.mad.2015.09.004
conv_374 .
Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana, Pilipović, Ivan, Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica, Kosec, Duško, Bufan, Biljana, Vujnović, Ivana, Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena, Dimitrijević, Mirjana, Leposavić, Gordana, "Sexual dimorphism in the aged rat CD4+T lymphocyte-mediated immune response elicited by inoculation with spinal cord homogenate" in Mechanisms of Ageing and Development, 152 (2015):15-31,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mad.2015.09.004 .,
conv_374 .
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Ovarian hormone level alterations during rat post-reproductive life-span influence CD8+T-cell homeostasis

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

(Sage Publications Ltd, London, 2015)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena
AU  - Kosec, Duško
AU  - Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana
AU  - Pilipović, Ivan
AU  - Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica
AU  - Đikić, Jasmina
AU  - Bufan, Biljana
AU  - Leposavić, Gordana
PY  - 2015
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/429
AB  - The study examined the putative role of ovarian hormones in shaping of rat peripheral T-cell compartment during post-reproductive period. In 20-month-old rats ovariectomized (Ox) at the very end of reproductive period, thymic output, cellularity and composition of major TCR alpha beta+peripheral blood lymphocyte and splenocyte subsets were analyzed. Ovariectomy led to the enlargement of CD8 + peripheral blood lymphocyte and splenocyte subpopulations. This reflected: (i) a more efficient thymic generation of CD8 + cells as indicated by increased number of CD4+CD8+double positive and the most mature CD4CD8+TCR alpha beta(high) thymocytes and CD8 + recent thymic emigrants (RTEs) in peripheral blood, but not in the spleen of Ox rats, and (ii) the expansion of CD8 + memory/activated peripheral blood lymphocytes and splenocytes. The latter was consistent with a greater frequency of proliferating cells among freshly isolated memory/activated CD8 + peripheral blood lymphocytes and splenocytes and increased proliferative response of CD8 + splenocytes to stimulation with plate-bound anti-CD3 antibody. The former could be related to the rise in splenic IL-7 and IL-15 mRNA expression. Although ovariectomy affected the overall number of CD4 + T cells in none of the examined compartments, it increased CD4+FoxP3 + peripheral blood lymphocyte and splenocyte counts by enhancing their generation in periphery. Collectively, the results suggest that ovariectomy-induced long-lasting disturbances in ovarian hormone levels (mirrored in diminished progesterone serum level in 20-month-old rats) affects both thymic CD8 + cell generation and peripheral homeostasis and leads to the expansion of CD4+FoxP3 + cells in the periphery, thereby enhancing autoreactive cell control on account of immune system efficacy to combat infections and tumors.
PB  - Sage Publications Ltd, London
T2  - Experimental Biology and Medicine
T1  - Ovarian hormone level alterations during rat post-reproductive life-span influence CD8+T-cell homeostasis
EP  - 1332
IS  - 10
SP  - 1319
VL  - 240
DO  - 10.1177/1535370215570817
UR  - conv_369
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena and Kosec, Duško and Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana and Pilipović, Ivan and Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica and Đikić, Jasmina and Bufan, Biljana and Leposavić, Gordana",
year = "2015",
abstract = "The study examined the putative role of ovarian hormones in shaping of rat peripheral T-cell compartment during post-reproductive period. In 20-month-old rats ovariectomized (Ox) at the very end of reproductive period, thymic output, cellularity and composition of major TCR alpha beta+peripheral blood lymphocyte and splenocyte subsets were analyzed. Ovariectomy led to the enlargement of CD8 + peripheral blood lymphocyte and splenocyte subpopulations. This reflected: (i) a more efficient thymic generation of CD8 + cells as indicated by increased number of CD4+CD8+double positive and the most mature CD4CD8+TCR alpha beta(high) thymocytes and CD8 + recent thymic emigrants (RTEs) in peripheral blood, but not in the spleen of Ox rats, and (ii) the expansion of CD8 + memory/activated peripheral blood lymphocytes and splenocytes. The latter was consistent with a greater frequency of proliferating cells among freshly isolated memory/activated CD8 + peripheral blood lymphocytes and splenocytes and increased proliferative response of CD8 + splenocytes to stimulation with plate-bound anti-CD3 antibody. The former could be related to the rise in splenic IL-7 and IL-15 mRNA expression. Although ovariectomy affected the overall number of CD4 + T cells in none of the examined compartments, it increased CD4+FoxP3 + peripheral blood lymphocyte and splenocyte counts by enhancing their generation in periphery. Collectively, the results suggest that ovariectomy-induced long-lasting disturbances in ovarian hormone levels (mirrored in diminished progesterone serum level in 20-month-old rats) affects both thymic CD8 + cell generation and peripheral homeostasis and leads to the expansion of CD4+FoxP3 + cells in the periphery, thereby enhancing autoreactive cell control on account of immune system efficacy to combat infections and tumors.",
publisher = "Sage Publications Ltd, London",
journal = "Experimental Biology and Medicine",
title = "Ovarian hormone level alterations during rat post-reproductive life-span influence CD8+T-cell homeostasis",
pages = "1332-1319",
number = "10",
volume = "240",
doi = "10.1177/1535370215570817",
url = "conv_369"
}
Arsenović-Ranin, N., Kosec, D., Nacka-Aleksić, M., Pilipović, I., Stojić-Vukanić, Z., Đikić, J., Bufan, B.,& Leposavić, G.. (2015). Ovarian hormone level alterations during rat post-reproductive life-span influence CD8+T-cell homeostasis. in Experimental Biology and Medicine
Sage Publications Ltd, London., 240(10), 1319-1332.
https://doi.org/10.1177/1535370215570817
conv_369
Arsenović-Ranin N, Kosec D, Nacka-Aleksić M, Pilipović I, Stojić-Vukanić Z, Đikić J, Bufan B, Leposavić G. Ovarian hormone level alterations during rat post-reproductive life-span influence CD8+T-cell homeostasis. in Experimental Biology and Medicine. 2015;240(10):1319-1332.
doi:10.1177/1535370215570817
conv_369 .
Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena, Kosec, Duško, Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana, Pilipović, Ivan, Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica, Đikić, Jasmina, Bufan, Biljana, Leposavić, Gordana, "Ovarian hormone level alterations during rat post-reproductive life-span influence CD8+T-cell homeostasis" in Experimental Biology and Medicine, 240, no. 10 (2015):1319-1332,
https://doi.org/10.1177/1535370215570817 .,
conv_369 .
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17 beta-Estradiol influences in vitro response of aged rat splenic conventional dendritic cells to TLR4 and TLR7/8 agonists in an agonist specific manner

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

(Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2015)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica
AU  - Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana
AU  - Bufan, Biljana
AU  - Pilipović, Ivan
AU  - Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena
AU  - Đikić, Jasmina
AU  - Kosec, Duško
AU  - Leposavić, Gordana
PY  - 2015
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/442
AB  - This study was undertaken considering that, despite the broad use of the unopposed estrogen replacement therapy in elderly women, data on estrogen influence on the functional capacity of dendritic cells (DCs), and consequently immune response are limited. We examined the influence of 17 beta-estradiol on phenotype, cytokine secretory profile, and allostimulatory and polarizing capacity of splenic (OX62+) conventional DCs from 26-month-old (aged) Albino Oxford rats matured in vitro in the presence of LPS, a TLR4 agonist, and R848, a TLR7/8 agonist In the presence of 17 beta-estradiol, DCs from aged rats exhibited an impaired ability to mature upon stimulation with LPS, as shown by the lower surface density of MHC II and costimulatory CD80 and CD86 molecules. 17 beta-Estradiol alone enhanced CD40 expression in OX62+ DCs without affecting the expression of other costimulatory molecules, thereby confirming that the expression of this molecule is regulated independently from the regulation of other costimulatory molecules. However, although R848 upregulated the expression of MHC II and CD80 and CD40 costimulatory molecules on DCs, 17 beta-estradiol diminished the effect of this TLR agonist only on MHC II expression. In conjunction, the previous findings suggest that LPS and R848 elicit changes in the expression of costimulatory molecules via triggering differential intracellular signaling pathways. Furthermore, 17 beta-estradiol diminished the stimulatory influence of both LPS- and R848-matured OX62+ DCs on allogeneic CD4+ T lymphocyte proliferation in a mixed lymphocyte reaction (MLR). Moreover, as shown in MLR, the exposure to 17 beta-estradiol during LPS- and R848-induced maturation diminished Th1- and enhanced Th17-driving capacity and reduced Th1-driving capacity of OX62+ DCs, respectively. This suggests that LPS and R848 affect not only the surface phenotype, but also functional characteristics of OX62+ DCs triggering distinct intracellular signaling pathways. Collectively, the findings indicate that estrogen directly acting on OX62+ DCs, may affect CD4+ lymphocyte-dependent immune response in aged female rats. (C) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
PB  - Elsevier, Amsterdam
T2  - International Immunopharmacology
T1  - 17 beta-Estradiol influences in vitro response of aged rat splenic conventional dendritic cells to TLR4 and TLR7/8 agonists in an agonist specific manner
EP  - 35
IS  - 1
SP  - 24
VL  - 24
DO  - 10.1016/j.intimp.2014.11.008
UR  - conv_351
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica and Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana and Bufan, Biljana and Pilipović, Ivan and Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena and Đikić, Jasmina and Kosec, Duško and Leposavić, Gordana",
year = "2015",
abstract = "This study was undertaken considering that, despite the broad use of the unopposed estrogen replacement therapy in elderly women, data on estrogen influence on the functional capacity of dendritic cells (DCs), and consequently immune response are limited. We examined the influence of 17 beta-estradiol on phenotype, cytokine secretory profile, and allostimulatory and polarizing capacity of splenic (OX62+) conventional DCs from 26-month-old (aged) Albino Oxford rats matured in vitro in the presence of LPS, a TLR4 agonist, and R848, a TLR7/8 agonist In the presence of 17 beta-estradiol, DCs from aged rats exhibited an impaired ability to mature upon stimulation with LPS, as shown by the lower surface density of MHC II and costimulatory CD80 and CD86 molecules. 17 beta-Estradiol alone enhanced CD40 expression in OX62+ DCs without affecting the expression of other costimulatory molecules, thereby confirming that the expression of this molecule is regulated independently from the regulation of other costimulatory molecules. However, although R848 upregulated the expression of MHC II and CD80 and CD40 costimulatory molecules on DCs, 17 beta-estradiol diminished the effect of this TLR agonist only on MHC II expression. In conjunction, the previous findings suggest that LPS and R848 elicit changes in the expression of costimulatory molecules via triggering differential intracellular signaling pathways. Furthermore, 17 beta-estradiol diminished the stimulatory influence of both LPS- and R848-matured OX62+ DCs on allogeneic CD4+ T lymphocyte proliferation in a mixed lymphocyte reaction (MLR). Moreover, as shown in MLR, the exposure to 17 beta-estradiol during LPS- and R848-induced maturation diminished Th1- and enhanced Th17-driving capacity and reduced Th1-driving capacity of OX62+ DCs, respectively. This suggests that LPS and R848 affect not only the surface phenotype, but also functional characteristics of OX62+ DCs triggering distinct intracellular signaling pathways. Collectively, the findings indicate that estrogen directly acting on OX62+ DCs, may affect CD4+ lymphocyte-dependent immune response in aged female rats. (C) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.",
publisher = "Elsevier, Amsterdam",
journal = "International Immunopharmacology",
title = "17 beta-Estradiol influences in vitro response of aged rat splenic conventional dendritic cells to TLR4 and TLR7/8 agonists in an agonist specific manner",
pages = "35-24",
number = "1",
volume = "24",
doi = "10.1016/j.intimp.2014.11.008",
url = "conv_351"
}
Stojić-Vukanić, Z., Nacka-Aleksić, M., Bufan, B., Pilipović, I., Arsenović-Ranin, N., Đikić, J., Kosec, D.,& Leposavić, G.. (2015). 17 beta-Estradiol influences in vitro response of aged rat splenic conventional dendritic cells to TLR4 and TLR7/8 agonists in an agonist specific manner. in International Immunopharmacology
Elsevier, Amsterdam., 24(1), 24-35.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.intimp.2014.11.008
conv_351
Stojić-Vukanić Z, Nacka-Aleksić M, Bufan B, Pilipović I, Arsenović-Ranin N, Đikić J, Kosec D, Leposavić G. 17 beta-Estradiol influences in vitro response of aged rat splenic conventional dendritic cells to TLR4 and TLR7/8 agonists in an agonist specific manner. in International Immunopharmacology. 2015;24(1):24-35.
doi:10.1016/j.intimp.2014.11.008
conv_351 .
Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica, Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana, Bufan, Biljana, Pilipović, Ivan, Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena, Đikić, Jasmina, Kosec, Duško, Leposavić, Gordana, "17 beta-Estradiol influences in vitro response of aged rat splenic conventional dendritic cells to TLR4 and TLR7/8 agonists in an agonist specific manner" in International Immunopharmacology, 24, no. 1 (2015):24-35,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.intimp.2014.11.008 .,
conv_351 .
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Male rats develop more severe experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis than female rats: Sexual dimorphism and diergism at the spinal cord level

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

(Academic Press Inc Elsevier Science, San Diego, 2015)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana
AU  - Đikić, Jasmina
AU  - Pilipović, Ivan
AU  - Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica
AU  - Kosec, Duško
AU  - Bufan, Biljana
AU  - Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena
AU  - Dimitrijević, Mirjana
AU  - Leposavić, Gordana
PY  - 2015
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/427
AB  - Compared with females, male Dark Agouti (DA) rats immunized for experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) with rat spinal cord homogenate in complete Freund's adjuvant (CFA) exhibited lower incidence of the disease, but the maximal neurological deficit was greater in the animals that developed the disease. Consistently, at the peak of the disease greater number of reactivated CD4+CD134+CD45RC- T lymphocytes was retrieved from male rat spinal cord. Their microglia/-macrophages were more activated and produced greater amount of prototypic proinflammatory cytokines in vitro. Additionally, oppositely to the expression of mRNAs for IL-12/p35, IL-10 and IL-27/p28, the expression of mRNA for IL-23/p19 was upregulated in male rat spinal cord mononuclear cells. Consequently, the IL-17+:IFN-gamma+ cell ratio within T lymphocytes from their spinal cord was skewed towards IL-17+ cells. Within this subpopulation, the IL-17+IFN-gamma+:IL-1 7+IL-10+ cell ratio was shifted towards IL-17+IFN-gamma+ cells, which have prominent tissue damaging capacity. This was associated with an upregulated expression of mRNAs for IL-1 beta and IL-6, but downregulated TGF-beta mRNA expression in male rat spinal cord mononuclear cells. The enhanced GM-CSF mRNA expression in these cells supported the greater pathogenicity of IL-17+ T lymphocytes infiltrating male spinal cord. In the inductive phase of the disease, contrary to the draining lymph node, in the spinal cord the frequency of CD 134+ cells among CD4+ T lymphocytes and the frequency of IL-17+ cells among T lymphocytes were greater in male than in female rats. This most likely reflected an enhanced transmigration of mononuclear cells into the spinal cord (judging by the lesser spinal cord CXCL12 mRNA expression), the greater frequency of activated microglia/macrophages and the increased expression of mRNAs for Th17 polarizing cytokines in male rat spinal cord mononuclear cells. Collectively, the results showed cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying the target organ specific sexual dimorphism in the T lymphocyte-dependent immune/inflammatory response, and suggested a substantial role for the target organ in shaping the sexually dimorphic clinical outcome of EAE. (C) 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
PB  - Academic Press Inc Elsevier Science, San Diego
T2  - Brain Behavior and Immunity
T1  - Male rats develop more severe experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis than female rats: Sexual dimorphism and diergism at the spinal cord level
EP  - 118
SP  - 101
VL  - 49
DO  - 10.1016/j.bbi.2015.04.017
UR  - conv_367
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana and Đikić, Jasmina and Pilipović, Ivan and Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica and Kosec, Duško and Bufan, Biljana and Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena and Dimitrijević, Mirjana and Leposavić, Gordana",
year = "2015",
abstract = "Compared with females, male Dark Agouti (DA) rats immunized for experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) with rat spinal cord homogenate in complete Freund's adjuvant (CFA) exhibited lower incidence of the disease, but the maximal neurological deficit was greater in the animals that developed the disease. Consistently, at the peak of the disease greater number of reactivated CD4+CD134+CD45RC- T lymphocytes was retrieved from male rat spinal cord. Their microglia/-macrophages were more activated and produced greater amount of prototypic proinflammatory cytokines in vitro. Additionally, oppositely to the expression of mRNAs for IL-12/p35, IL-10 and IL-27/p28, the expression of mRNA for IL-23/p19 was upregulated in male rat spinal cord mononuclear cells. Consequently, the IL-17+:IFN-gamma+ cell ratio within T lymphocytes from their spinal cord was skewed towards IL-17+ cells. Within this subpopulation, the IL-17+IFN-gamma+:IL-1 7+IL-10+ cell ratio was shifted towards IL-17+IFN-gamma+ cells, which have prominent tissue damaging capacity. This was associated with an upregulated expression of mRNAs for IL-1 beta and IL-6, but downregulated TGF-beta mRNA expression in male rat spinal cord mononuclear cells. The enhanced GM-CSF mRNA expression in these cells supported the greater pathogenicity of IL-17+ T lymphocytes infiltrating male spinal cord. In the inductive phase of the disease, contrary to the draining lymph node, in the spinal cord the frequency of CD 134+ cells among CD4+ T lymphocytes and the frequency of IL-17+ cells among T lymphocytes were greater in male than in female rats. This most likely reflected an enhanced transmigration of mononuclear cells into the spinal cord (judging by the lesser spinal cord CXCL12 mRNA expression), the greater frequency of activated microglia/macrophages and the increased expression of mRNAs for Th17 polarizing cytokines in male rat spinal cord mononuclear cells. Collectively, the results showed cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying the target organ specific sexual dimorphism in the T lymphocyte-dependent immune/inflammatory response, and suggested a substantial role for the target organ in shaping the sexually dimorphic clinical outcome of EAE. (C) 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.",
publisher = "Academic Press Inc Elsevier Science, San Diego",
journal = "Brain Behavior and Immunity",
title = "Male rats develop more severe experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis than female rats: Sexual dimorphism and diergism at the spinal cord level",
pages = "118-101",
volume = "49",
doi = "10.1016/j.bbi.2015.04.017",
url = "conv_367"
}
Nacka-Aleksić, M., Đikić, J., Pilipović, I., Stojić-Vukanić, Z., Kosec, D., Bufan, B., Arsenović-Ranin, N., Dimitrijević, M.,& Leposavić, G.. (2015). Male rats develop more severe experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis than female rats: Sexual dimorphism and diergism at the spinal cord level. in Brain Behavior and Immunity
Academic Press Inc Elsevier Science, San Diego., 49, 101-118.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbi.2015.04.017
conv_367
Nacka-Aleksić M, Đikić J, Pilipović I, Stojić-Vukanić Z, Kosec D, Bufan B, Arsenović-Ranin N, Dimitrijević M, Leposavić G. Male rats develop more severe experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis than female rats: Sexual dimorphism and diergism at the spinal cord level. in Brain Behavior and Immunity. 2015;49:101-118.
doi:10.1016/j.bbi.2015.04.017
conv_367 .
Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana, Đikić, Jasmina, Pilipović, Ivan, Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica, Kosec, Duško, Bufan, Biljana, Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena, Dimitrijević, Mirjana, Leposavić, Gordana, "Male rats develop more severe experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis than female rats: Sexual dimorphism and diergism at the spinal cord level" in Brain Behavior and Immunity, 49 (2015):101-118,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbi.2015.04.017 .,
conv_367 .
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Effects of catecholamines on thymocyte apoptosis and proliferation depend on thymocyte microenvironment

Radojević, Katarina; Rakin, Ana; Pilipović, Ivan; Kosec, Duško; Đikić, Jasmina; Bufan, Biljana; Vujnović, Ivana; Leposavić, Gordana

(Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2014)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Radojević, Katarina
AU  - Rakin, Ana
AU  - Pilipović, Ivan
AU  - Kosec, Duško
AU  - Đikić, Jasmina
AU  - Bufan, Biljana
AU  - Vujnović, Ivana
AU  - Leposavić, Gordana
PY  - 2014
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/409
AB  - The present study, through quantification of tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) expression and catecholamine (CA) content in the presence and in the absence of alpha-methyl-p-tyrosine (AMPT), a TH inhibitor, in adult thymic organ (ATOC) and thymocyte culture, demonstrated that thymic cells produce CAs. In addition, in ATOC an increase in beta(2)-adrenoceptor (AR) mRNA expression and beta(2)-AR thymocyte surface density was registered. Furthermore, AMPT (10(-4) M), as propranolol (10(-4) M), augmented thymocyte apoptosis and diminished thymocyte proliferation in ATOC. Propranolol exerted these effects acting on CD3(high) thymocytes. However, in thymocyte cultures, propranolol (10(-6) M) acting on the same-thymocyte subset exerted the opposing effect on thymocyte apoptosis and ConA-stimulated proliferation. This suggested that, depending on thymocyte microenvironment, differential effects can be induced through the same type of AR. Additionally, arterenol (10(-8) to 10(-6) M), similar to propranolol, diminished apoptosis, but increased ConA-stimulated thymocyte proliferation in thymocyte culture. However, differently from propranolol, arterenol affected manly CD3- thymocyte subset, which harbors majority of alpha(1)-AR+ thymocytes. Additionally, arterenol showed a dose-dependent decrease in efficiency of thymocyte apoptosis and proliferation modulation with the rise in its concentration. Considering greater affinity of arterenol for alpha(1)-ARs than for beta(2)-ARs, the previous findings could be attributable to increased engagement of beta(2)-ARs with the rise of arterenol concentration. Consistently, in the presence of propranolol (10(-6) M), a beta-AR blacker, the arterenol (10(-8) M) effects on thymocytes were augmented. In conclusion, thymic endogenous CAs, acting through distinct AR types and, possible, the same AR type (but in different cell microenvironment) may exert the opposing effects on thymocyte apoptosis/proliferation. (C) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
PB  - Elsevier, Amsterdam
T2  - Journal of Neuroimmunology
T1  - Effects of catecholamines on thymocyte apoptosis and proliferation depend on thymocyte microenvironment
EP  - 28
IS  - 1-2
SP  - 16
VL  - 272
DO  - 10.1016/j.jneuroim.2014.04.010
UR  - conv_116
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Radojević, Katarina and Rakin, Ana and Pilipović, Ivan and Kosec, Duško and Đikić, Jasmina and Bufan, Biljana and Vujnović, Ivana and Leposavić, Gordana",
year = "2014",
abstract = "The present study, through quantification of tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) expression and catecholamine (CA) content in the presence and in the absence of alpha-methyl-p-tyrosine (AMPT), a TH inhibitor, in adult thymic organ (ATOC) and thymocyte culture, demonstrated that thymic cells produce CAs. In addition, in ATOC an increase in beta(2)-adrenoceptor (AR) mRNA expression and beta(2)-AR thymocyte surface density was registered. Furthermore, AMPT (10(-4) M), as propranolol (10(-4) M), augmented thymocyte apoptosis and diminished thymocyte proliferation in ATOC. Propranolol exerted these effects acting on CD3(high) thymocytes. However, in thymocyte cultures, propranolol (10(-6) M) acting on the same-thymocyte subset exerted the opposing effect on thymocyte apoptosis and ConA-stimulated proliferation. This suggested that, depending on thymocyte microenvironment, differential effects can be induced through the same type of AR. Additionally, arterenol (10(-8) to 10(-6) M), similar to propranolol, diminished apoptosis, but increased ConA-stimulated thymocyte proliferation in thymocyte culture. However, differently from propranolol, arterenol affected manly CD3- thymocyte subset, which harbors majority of alpha(1)-AR+ thymocytes. Additionally, arterenol showed a dose-dependent decrease in efficiency of thymocyte apoptosis and proliferation modulation with the rise in its concentration. Considering greater affinity of arterenol for alpha(1)-ARs than for beta(2)-ARs, the previous findings could be attributable to increased engagement of beta(2)-ARs with the rise of arterenol concentration. Consistently, in the presence of propranolol (10(-6) M), a beta-AR blacker, the arterenol (10(-8) M) effects on thymocytes were augmented. In conclusion, thymic endogenous CAs, acting through distinct AR types and, possible, the same AR type (but in different cell microenvironment) may exert the opposing effects on thymocyte apoptosis/proliferation. (C) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.",
publisher = "Elsevier, Amsterdam",
journal = "Journal of Neuroimmunology",
title = "Effects of catecholamines on thymocyte apoptosis and proliferation depend on thymocyte microenvironment",
pages = "28-16",
number = "1-2",
volume = "272",
doi = "10.1016/j.jneuroim.2014.04.010",
url = "conv_116"
}
Radojević, K., Rakin, A., Pilipović, I., Kosec, D., Đikić, J., Bufan, B., Vujnović, I.,& Leposavić, G.. (2014). Effects of catecholamines on thymocyte apoptosis and proliferation depend on thymocyte microenvironment. in Journal of Neuroimmunology
Elsevier, Amsterdam., 272(1-2), 16-28.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneuroim.2014.04.010
conv_116
Radojević K, Rakin A, Pilipović I, Kosec D, Đikić J, Bufan B, Vujnović I, Leposavić G. Effects of catecholamines on thymocyte apoptosis and proliferation depend on thymocyte microenvironment. in Journal of Neuroimmunology. 2014;272(1-2):16-28.
doi:10.1016/j.jneuroim.2014.04.010
conv_116 .
Radojević, Katarina, Rakin, Ana, Pilipović, Ivan, Kosec, Duško, Đikić, Jasmina, Bufan, Biljana, Vujnović, Ivana, Leposavić, Gordana, "Effects of catecholamines on thymocyte apoptosis and proliferation depend on thymocyte microenvironment" in Journal of Neuroimmunology, 272, no. 1-2 (2014):16-28,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneuroim.2014.04.010 .,
conv_116 .
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Age-associated changes in rat immune system: Lessons learned from experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis

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

(Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, Oxford, 2014)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Đikić, Jasmina
AU  - Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana
AU  - Pilipović, Ivan
AU  - Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica
AU  - Bufan, Biljana
AU  - Kosec, Duško
AU  - Dimitrijević, Mirjana
AU  - Leposavić, Gordana
PY  - 2014
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/406
AB  - Aging is associated with the decline in immune response to infectious agents and tumors and increasing risk of autoimmunity, but the incidence of autoimmune diseases does not increase in the elderly. To elucidate the cellular and molecular mechanisms influencing clinical expression of autoimmunity in aged animals, the phenotypic and functional characteristics of mononuclear cells isolated from the spinal cords of 3-month-old (young) and 26-month-old (aged) Dark Agouti rats immunized to induce experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) - the model of multiple sclerosis, the most common autoimmune disease of the central nervous system, were examined. Aged rats were less susceptible to EAE induction, and the neurological and histological picture was milder in those rats which developed the clinically manifested disease. At the peak of the disease, several times fewer mononuclear cells and T lymphocytes were isolated from the spinal cords of aged rats compared with the young ones. The frequency of CD4+ cells among TCR alpha beta+ lymphocytes, as well as that of reactivated CD134(OX40)+ cells within its CD4+ T-lymphocyte subpopulation, was less in spinal cords of aged compared with young rats. Additionally, CD134 surface density on CD4+ lymphocytes was decreased in the spinal cord of aged rats. The changes in CD134 expression most likely reflected in part age-related intrinsic changes in CD4+ lymphocytes as the expression of this molecule was also impaired on in vitro stimulated naive CD4+ splenocytes from aged rats compared with young animals. In addition, greater frequency of CD8+ lymphocytes with regulatory phenotypes could also contribute to impaired CD4+ cell reactivation in aged rats. The increased apoptosis of CD4+ cells from aged rats was consistent with their impaired reactivation and it was accompanied by the greater frequency of CD4+CD11b+CD45(int/high) cells, which are supposed to be actively engaged in apoptotic cell phagocytosis and to have immunoregulatory properties. Compared with young rats, following short-term PMA and ionomycin stimulation in vitro, the frequency of IL-17+ and IFN-gamma+CD4+ T lymphocytes among the spinal cord mononuclear cells from aged rats and the cytokine expression density on a per lymphocyte basis were reduced. Additionally, the increase in the proportion of autoregulatory IL-17+IL-10+ cells on the account of proinflammatory IL-17+IFN-gamma+ cells within IL-17+ lymphocytes suggested their lower pathogenic capacity in aged rats. This most likely reflected alterations in the aged rat spinal cord cytokine milieu, which were mirrored in a diminished expression of IL-1 beta mRNA followed by an enhanced expression of IL-6 and TGF-beta mRNA. Overall, the study points to age-related changes in T lymphocytes and other cells from the spinal cord infiltrate which could contribute to the decreased susceptibility of aged rats to the induction of EAE. (C) 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
PB  - Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, Oxford
T2  - Experimental Gerontology
T1  - Age-associated changes in rat immune system: Lessons learned from experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis
EP  - 197
SP  - 179
VL  - 58
DO  - 10.1016/j.exger.2014.08.005
UR  - conv_346
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Đikić, Jasmina and Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana and Pilipović, Ivan and Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica and Bufan, Biljana and Kosec, Duško and Dimitrijević, Mirjana and Leposavić, Gordana",
year = "2014",
abstract = "Aging is associated with the decline in immune response to infectious agents and tumors and increasing risk of autoimmunity, but the incidence of autoimmune diseases does not increase in the elderly. To elucidate the cellular and molecular mechanisms influencing clinical expression of autoimmunity in aged animals, the phenotypic and functional characteristics of mononuclear cells isolated from the spinal cords of 3-month-old (young) and 26-month-old (aged) Dark Agouti rats immunized to induce experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) - the model of multiple sclerosis, the most common autoimmune disease of the central nervous system, were examined. Aged rats were less susceptible to EAE induction, and the neurological and histological picture was milder in those rats which developed the clinically manifested disease. At the peak of the disease, several times fewer mononuclear cells and T lymphocytes were isolated from the spinal cords of aged rats compared with the young ones. The frequency of CD4+ cells among TCR alpha beta+ lymphocytes, as well as that of reactivated CD134(OX40)+ cells within its CD4+ T-lymphocyte subpopulation, was less in spinal cords of aged compared with young rats. Additionally, CD134 surface density on CD4+ lymphocytes was decreased in the spinal cord of aged rats. The changes in CD134 expression most likely reflected in part age-related intrinsic changes in CD4+ lymphocytes as the expression of this molecule was also impaired on in vitro stimulated naive CD4+ splenocytes from aged rats compared with young animals. In addition, greater frequency of CD8+ lymphocytes with regulatory phenotypes could also contribute to impaired CD4+ cell reactivation in aged rats. The increased apoptosis of CD4+ cells from aged rats was consistent with their impaired reactivation and it was accompanied by the greater frequency of CD4+CD11b+CD45(int/high) cells, which are supposed to be actively engaged in apoptotic cell phagocytosis and to have immunoregulatory properties. Compared with young rats, following short-term PMA and ionomycin stimulation in vitro, the frequency of IL-17+ and IFN-gamma+CD4+ T lymphocytes among the spinal cord mononuclear cells from aged rats and the cytokine expression density on a per lymphocyte basis were reduced. Additionally, the increase in the proportion of autoregulatory IL-17+IL-10+ cells on the account of proinflammatory IL-17+IFN-gamma+ cells within IL-17+ lymphocytes suggested their lower pathogenic capacity in aged rats. This most likely reflected alterations in the aged rat spinal cord cytokine milieu, which were mirrored in a diminished expression of IL-1 beta mRNA followed by an enhanced expression of IL-6 and TGF-beta mRNA. Overall, the study points to age-related changes in T lymphocytes and other cells from the spinal cord infiltrate which could contribute to the decreased susceptibility of aged rats to the induction of EAE. (C) 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.",
publisher = "Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, Oxford",
journal = "Experimental Gerontology",
title = "Age-associated changes in rat immune system: Lessons learned from experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis",
pages = "197-179",
volume = "58",
doi = "10.1016/j.exger.2014.08.005",
url = "conv_346"
}
Đikić, J., Nacka-Aleksić, M., Pilipović, I., Stojić-Vukanić, Z., Bufan, B., Kosec, D., Dimitrijević, M.,& Leposavić, G.. (2014). Age-associated changes in rat immune system: Lessons learned from experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis. in Experimental Gerontology
Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, Oxford., 58, 179-197.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exger.2014.08.005
conv_346
Đikić J, Nacka-Aleksić M, Pilipović I, Stojić-Vukanić Z, Bufan B, Kosec D, Dimitrijević M, Leposavić G. Age-associated changes in rat immune system: Lessons learned from experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis. in Experimental Gerontology. 2014;58:179-197.
doi:10.1016/j.exger.2014.08.005
conv_346 .
Đikić, Jasmina, Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana, Pilipović, Ivan, Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica, Bufan, Biljana, Kosec, Duško, Dimitrijević, Mirjana, Leposavić, Gordana, "Age-associated changes in rat immune system: Lessons learned from experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis" in Experimental Gerontology, 58 (2014):179-197,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exger.2014.08.005 .,
conv_346 .
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Androgens Contribute to Age-Associated Changes in Peripheral T-Cell Homeostasis Acting in a Thymus-Independent Way

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

(Karger, Basel, 2014)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena
AU  - Kosec, Duško
AU  - Pilipović, Ivan
AU  - Bufan, Biljana
AU  - Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica
AU  - Radojević, Katarina
AU  - Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana
AU  - Leposavić, Gordana
PY  - 2014
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/418
AB  - Objective: Considering a causal role of androgens in thymic involution, age-related remodeling of peripheral T-cell compartments in the absence of testicular hormones was evaluated. Methods: Rats were orchidectomized (ORX) at the age of 1 month, and T-peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBLs) and splenocytes from young (75-day-old) and aged (24-month-old) rats were examined for differentiation/activation and immunoregulatory marker expression. Results: In ORX rats, following the initial rise, the counts of CD4+ and CD8+ PBLs diminished with aging. This reflected the decline in thymic export as shown by recent thymic emigrant (RTE) enumeration. Orchidectomy increased the count of both of the major T-splenocyte subsets in young rats, and they (differently from controls) remained stable with aging. The CD4+:CD8+ T-splenocyte ratio in ORX rats shifted towards CD4+ cells compared to age-matched controls. Although in the major T-cell subsets in the blood and spleen from aged ORX rats the numbers of RTEs were comparable to the corresponding values in age-matched controls, the numbers of mature naive and memory/activated cells substantially differed. Compared with age-matched controls, in aged ORX rats the numbers of CD4+ mature naive PBLs and splenocytes were reduced, whereas those of CD4+ memory/activated cells (predictive of early mortality) were increased. Additionally, in spleens from aged ORX rats, despite unaltered thymic export, CD4+CD25+FoxP3+ and natural killer T cell counts were greater than in age-matched controls. Conclusion: (i) Age-related decline in thymopoietic efficacy is not dependent on androgen presence, and (ii) androgens are involved in the maintenance of peripheral T-cell (particularly CD4+ cell) homeostasis during aging. (C) 2014 S. Karger AG, Basel
PB  - Karger, Basel
T2  - Neuroimmunomodulation
T1  - Androgens Contribute to Age-Associated Changes in Peripheral T-Cell Homeostasis Acting in a Thymus-Independent Way
EP  - 182
IS  - 4
SP  - 161
VL  - 21
DO  - 10.1159/000355349
UR  - conv_333
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena and Kosec, Duško and Pilipović, Ivan and Bufan, Biljana and Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica and Radojević, Katarina and Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana and Leposavić, Gordana",
year = "2014",
abstract = "Objective: Considering a causal role of androgens in thymic involution, age-related remodeling of peripheral T-cell compartments in the absence of testicular hormones was evaluated. Methods: Rats were orchidectomized (ORX) at the age of 1 month, and T-peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBLs) and splenocytes from young (75-day-old) and aged (24-month-old) rats were examined for differentiation/activation and immunoregulatory marker expression. Results: In ORX rats, following the initial rise, the counts of CD4+ and CD8+ PBLs diminished with aging. This reflected the decline in thymic export as shown by recent thymic emigrant (RTE) enumeration. Orchidectomy increased the count of both of the major T-splenocyte subsets in young rats, and they (differently from controls) remained stable with aging. The CD4+:CD8+ T-splenocyte ratio in ORX rats shifted towards CD4+ cells compared to age-matched controls. Although in the major T-cell subsets in the blood and spleen from aged ORX rats the numbers of RTEs were comparable to the corresponding values in age-matched controls, the numbers of mature naive and memory/activated cells substantially differed. Compared with age-matched controls, in aged ORX rats the numbers of CD4+ mature naive PBLs and splenocytes were reduced, whereas those of CD4+ memory/activated cells (predictive of early mortality) were increased. Additionally, in spleens from aged ORX rats, despite unaltered thymic export, CD4+CD25+FoxP3+ and natural killer T cell counts were greater than in age-matched controls. Conclusion: (i) Age-related decline in thymopoietic efficacy is not dependent on androgen presence, and (ii) androgens are involved in the maintenance of peripheral T-cell (particularly CD4+ cell) homeostasis during aging. (C) 2014 S. Karger AG, Basel",
publisher = "Karger, Basel",
journal = "Neuroimmunomodulation",
title = "Androgens Contribute to Age-Associated Changes in Peripheral T-Cell Homeostasis Acting in a Thymus-Independent Way",
pages = "182-161",
number = "4",
volume = "21",
doi = "10.1159/000355349",
url = "conv_333"
}
Arsenović-Ranin, N., Kosec, D., Pilipović, I., Bufan, B., Stojić-Vukanić, Z., Radojević, K., Nacka-Aleksić, M.,& Leposavić, G.. (2014). Androgens Contribute to Age-Associated Changes in Peripheral T-Cell Homeostasis Acting in a Thymus-Independent Way. in Neuroimmunomodulation
Karger, Basel., 21(4), 161-182.
https://doi.org/10.1159/000355349
conv_333
Arsenović-Ranin N, Kosec D, Pilipović I, Bufan B, Stojić-Vukanić Z, Radojević K, Nacka-Aleksić M, Leposavić G. Androgens Contribute to Age-Associated Changes in Peripheral T-Cell Homeostasis Acting in a Thymus-Independent Way. in Neuroimmunomodulation. 2014;21(4):161-182.
doi:10.1159/000355349
conv_333 .
Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena, Kosec, Duško, Pilipović, Ivan, Bufan, Biljana, Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica, Radojević, Katarina, Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana, Leposavić, Gordana, "Androgens Contribute to Age-Associated Changes in Peripheral T-Cell Homeostasis Acting in a Thymus-Independent Way" in Neuroimmunomodulation, 21, no. 4 (2014):161-182,
https://doi.org/10.1159/000355349 .,
conv_333 .
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4

Strain-specific differences in age-related changes in rat susceptibility to experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis and dendritic cell cytokine gene expression

Bufan, Biljana; Đikić, Jasmina; Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana; Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica; Dimitrijević, Mirjana; Leposavić, Gordana

(Društvo genetičara Srbije, Beograd, 2014)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Bufan, Biljana
AU  - Đikić, Jasmina
AU  - Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana
AU  - Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica
AU  - Dimitrijević, Mirjana
AU  - Leposavić, Gordana
PY  - 2014
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/401
AB  - Experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) is an animal model of multiple sclerosis, a prototype of Th1/Th17-mediated organ-specific autoimmune disease. In the rat, susceptibility to development of these diseases is shown to be strain-and age-dependent. In adult rats of distinct strains, it correlates with splenic dendritic cell (DC) subset composition, which also exhibit age-related changes. The aim of this study was to examine influence of aging on: i) Albino Oxford (relatively resistant to EAE) and Dark Agouti (susceptible to EAE) rat development of EAE and ii) their splenic conventional (OX62+) DC population in respect to its subset composition and expression of mRNAs for proinflammatory and immunosuppressive cytokines. We used 3-month-old (young) and 26-month-old (aged) rats of AO and DA strain. The rats were immunized for EAE with rat spinal cord homogenate in complete Freund's adjuvant and clinical course of the disease was followed. Fresh OX62+DCs were examined for the expression of CD4 (using flow cytometry) and genes encoding cytokines influencing DC activation/maturation (TNF-alpha and IL-6) using RT-PCR. Additionally, in vitro lipopolysaccharide (LPS) activated/matured DCs were examined for the expression of genes encoding cytokines controlling Th1/Th17 cell polarization using RT-PCR. With aging, AO rats became more susceptible, whereas DA rats largely lose their susceptibility to the induction of EAE. In AO rats aging shifted CD4+: CD4-DC ratio towards CD4- cells, producing large amount of proinflammatory cytokines, whereas in DA rats CD4+: CD4-DC ratio remained stable with aging. In fresh DCs from rats of both the strains the expression of TNF-alpha mRNA increased with aging, whereas that of IL-6 mRNA decreased and increased in DCs from AO and DA rats, respectively. Following in vitro LPS stimulation OX62+ DCs from aged AO rats up-regulated the expression of mRNA for IL-23p19 (specific subunit of IL-23; crucial for sustained IL-17 production) and IL-1 beta (positive IL-17 regulator), whereas down-regulated the expression of IL-10 (negative IL-17 regulator) when compared with young strain-matched rats. In DA rats aging incresed IL-23p19 mRNA expression in LPS-stimulated DCs, whereas exerted the opposing effects on the expression of mRNAs for IL-10 and IL-1 beta compared to AO rats. Irrespective of the rat strain, aging did not influence mRNA expression for IL-12p35 (driving Th1 polarization) in DCs. Overall, results suggest role of changes in the expression of genes encoding proinflammatory and immunosuppressive cytokines in development of age-related alterations in rat susceptibility to EAE induction.
PB  - Društvo genetičara Srbije, Beograd
T2  - Genetika-Belgrade
T1  - Strain-specific differences in age-related changes in rat susceptibility to experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis and dendritic cell cytokine gene expression
EP  - 301
IS  - 1
SP  - 287
VL  - 46
DO  - 10.2298/GENSR1401287B
UR  - conv_339
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Bufan, Biljana and Đikić, Jasmina and Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana and Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica and Dimitrijević, Mirjana and Leposavić, Gordana",
year = "2014",
abstract = "Experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) is an animal model of multiple sclerosis, a prototype of Th1/Th17-mediated organ-specific autoimmune disease. In the rat, susceptibility to development of these diseases is shown to be strain-and age-dependent. In adult rats of distinct strains, it correlates with splenic dendritic cell (DC) subset composition, which also exhibit age-related changes. The aim of this study was to examine influence of aging on: i) Albino Oxford (relatively resistant to EAE) and Dark Agouti (susceptible to EAE) rat development of EAE and ii) their splenic conventional (OX62+) DC population in respect to its subset composition and expression of mRNAs for proinflammatory and immunosuppressive cytokines. We used 3-month-old (young) and 26-month-old (aged) rats of AO and DA strain. The rats were immunized for EAE with rat spinal cord homogenate in complete Freund's adjuvant and clinical course of the disease was followed. Fresh OX62+DCs were examined for the expression of CD4 (using flow cytometry) and genes encoding cytokines influencing DC activation/maturation (TNF-alpha and IL-6) using RT-PCR. Additionally, in vitro lipopolysaccharide (LPS) activated/matured DCs were examined for the expression of genes encoding cytokines controlling Th1/Th17 cell polarization using RT-PCR. With aging, AO rats became more susceptible, whereas DA rats largely lose their susceptibility to the induction of EAE. In AO rats aging shifted CD4+: CD4-DC ratio towards CD4- cells, producing large amount of proinflammatory cytokines, whereas in DA rats CD4+: CD4-DC ratio remained stable with aging. In fresh DCs from rats of both the strains the expression of TNF-alpha mRNA increased with aging, whereas that of IL-6 mRNA decreased and increased in DCs from AO and DA rats, respectively. Following in vitro LPS stimulation OX62+ DCs from aged AO rats up-regulated the expression of mRNA for IL-23p19 (specific subunit of IL-23; crucial for sustained IL-17 production) and IL-1 beta (positive IL-17 regulator), whereas down-regulated the expression of IL-10 (negative IL-17 regulator) when compared with young strain-matched rats. In DA rats aging incresed IL-23p19 mRNA expression in LPS-stimulated DCs, whereas exerted the opposing effects on the expression of mRNAs for IL-10 and IL-1 beta compared to AO rats. Irrespective of the rat strain, aging did not influence mRNA expression for IL-12p35 (driving Th1 polarization) in DCs. Overall, results suggest role of changes in the expression of genes encoding proinflammatory and immunosuppressive cytokines in development of age-related alterations in rat susceptibility to EAE induction.",
publisher = "Društvo genetičara Srbije, Beograd",
journal = "Genetika-Belgrade",
title = "Strain-specific differences in age-related changes in rat susceptibility to experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis and dendritic cell cytokine gene expression",
pages = "301-287",
number = "1",
volume = "46",
doi = "10.2298/GENSR1401287B",
url = "conv_339"
}
Bufan, B., Đikić, J., Nacka-Aleksić, M., Stojić-Vukanić, Z., Dimitrijević, M.,& Leposavić, G.. (2014). Strain-specific differences in age-related changes in rat susceptibility to experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis and dendritic cell cytokine gene expression. in Genetika-Belgrade
Društvo genetičara Srbije, Beograd., 46(1), 287-301.
https://doi.org/10.2298/GENSR1401287B
conv_339
Bufan B, Đikić J, Nacka-Aleksić M, Stojić-Vukanić Z, Dimitrijević M, Leposavić G. Strain-specific differences in age-related changes in rat susceptibility to experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis and dendritic cell cytokine gene expression. in Genetika-Belgrade. 2014;46(1):287-301.
doi:10.2298/GENSR1401287B
conv_339 .
Bufan, Biljana, Đikić, Jasmina, Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana, Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica, Dimitrijević, Mirjana, Leposavić, Gordana, "Strain-specific differences in age-related changes in rat susceptibility to experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis and dendritic cell cytokine gene expression" in Genetika-Belgrade, 46, no. 1 (2014):287-301,
https://doi.org/10.2298/GENSR1401287B .,
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Ovarian hormone withdrawal in prepubertal developmental stage does not prevent thymic involution in rats

Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena; Perišić, Milica; Bufan, Biljana; Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica; Pilipović, Ivan; Kosec, Duško; Leposavić, Gordana

(Royal Soc Medicine Press Ltd, London, 2013)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena
AU  - Perišić, Milica
AU  - Bufan, Biljana
AU  - Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica
AU  - Pilipović, Ivan
AU  - Kosec, Duško
AU  - Leposavić, Gordana
PY  - 2013
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/377
AB  - The study was undertaken to assess the effects of ovarian hormone withdrawal in prepubertal age on thymopoiesis in 2- (young) and 11-month-old (middle-aged) rats. In ovariectomized (Ox) rats, irrespective of age, thymic weight and cellularity were greater than in age-matched controls, but the values of both parameters exhibited the age-related decline. In addition, although thymopoietic efficiency was increased in both groups of Ox rats when compared with age-matched controls, thymopoiesis exhibited the age-related decline mirrored in the lower numbers of both CD4+ and CD8+ recent thymic emigrants in peripheral blood. This reflected the prethymic changes affecting bone marrow progenitor generation/entry and the thymic alterations encompassing the impaired progenitor progression through early pre-T-cell receptor developmental stages (defined by CD45RC/CD2 expression) and, possibly, a more pronounced decrease in the proliferation of the most mature thymocytes. Apart from the changes at thymocyte level, in Ox rats the age-related alterations in thymic stroma (substantiated in a prominent loss of thymic epithelial cells) were registered. Ovariectomy-induced changes in thymic lymphoid and epithelial component, most probably, influenced each other leading to the increase in thymic expression of interleukin-6 and interleukin-7 mRNAs along with time after ovariectomy. Collectively, the study showed that the withdrawal of ovarian hormones in prepubertal age increases the efficiency of thymopoiesis in young adult rats, but does not prevent decline in thymopoiesis occurring with age.
PB  - Royal Soc Medicine Press Ltd, London
T2  - Experimental Biology and Medicine
T1  - Ovarian hormone withdrawal in prepubertal developmental stage does not prevent thymic involution in rats
EP  - 657
IS  - 6
SP  - 641
VL  - 238
DO  - 10.1177/1535370213489475
UR  - conv_313
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena and Perišić, Milica and Bufan, Biljana and Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica and Pilipović, Ivan and Kosec, Duško and Leposavić, Gordana",
year = "2013",
abstract = "The study was undertaken to assess the effects of ovarian hormone withdrawal in prepubertal age on thymopoiesis in 2- (young) and 11-month-old (middle-aged) rats. In ovariectomized (Ox) rats, irrespective of age, thymic weight and cellularity were greater than in age-matched controls, but the values of both parameters exhibited the age-related decline. In addition, although thymopoietic efficiency was increased in both groups of Ox rats when compared with age-matched controls, thymopoiesis exhibited the age-related decline mirrored in the lower numbers of both CD4+ and CD8+ recent thymic emigrants in peripheral blood. This reflected the prethymic changes affecting bone marrow progenitor generation/entry and the thymic alterations encompassing the impaired progenitor progression through early pre-T-cell receptor developmental stages (defined by CD45RC/CD2 expression) and, possibly, a more pronounced decrease in the proliferation of the most mature thymocytes. Apart from the changes at thymocyte level, in Ox rats the age-related alterations in thymic stroma (substantiated in a prominent loss of thymic epithelial cells) were registered. Ovariectomy-induced changes in thymic lymphoid and epithelial component, most probably, influenced each other leading to the increase in thymic expression of interleukin-6 and interleukin-7 mRNAs along with time after ovariectomy. Collectively, the study showed that the withdrawal of ovarian hormones in prepubertal age increases the efficiency of thymopoiesis in young adult rats, but does not prevent decline in thymopoiesis occurring with age.",
publisher = "Royal Soc Medicine Press Ltd, London",
journal = "Experimental Biology and Medicine",
title = "Ovarian hormone withdrawal in prepubertal developmental stage does not prevent thymic involution in rats",
pages = "657-641",
number = "6",
volume = "238",
doi = "10.1177/1535370213489475",
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Arsenović-Ranin, N., Perišić, M., Bufan, B., Stojić-Vukanić, Z., Pilipović, I., Kosec, D.,& Leposavić, G.. (2013). Ovarian hormone withdrawal in prepubertal developmental stage does not prevent thymic involution in rats. in Experimental Biology and Medicine
Royal Soc Medicine Press Ltd, London., 238(6), 641-657.
https://doi.org/10.1177/1535370213489475
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Arsenović-Ranin N, Perišić M, Bufan B, Stojić-Vukanić Z, Pilipović I, Kosec D, Leposavić G. Ovarian hormone withdrawal in prepubertal developmental stage does not prevent thymic involution in rats. in Experimental Biology and Medicine. 2013;238(6):641-657.
doi:10.1177/1535370213489475
conv_313 .
Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena, Perišić, Milica, Bufan, Biljana, Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica, Pilipović, Ivan, Kosec, Duško, Leposavić, Gordana, "Ovarian hormone withdrawal in prepubertal developmental stage does not prevent thymic involution in rats" in Experimental Biology and Medicine, 238, no. 6 (2013):641-657,
https://doi.org/10.1177/1535370213489475 .,
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Aging affects AO rat splenic conventional dendritic cell subset composition, cytokine synthesis and T-helper polarizing capacity

Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica; Bufan, Biljana; Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena; Kosec, Duško; Pilipović, Ivan; Perišić-Nanut, Milica; Leposavić, Gordana

(Springer, New York, 2013)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica
AU  - Bufan, Biljana
AU  - Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena
AU  - Kosec, Duško
AU  - Pilipović, Ivan
AU  - Perišić-Nanut, Milica
AU  - Leposavić, Gordana
PY  - 2013
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/376
AB  - It is well-established that almost all cellular components of innate and adaptive immunity undergo age-related remodelling. The findings on age-related changes in both human and mouse dendritic cells (DCs) are conflicting, whereas there are no data on the influence of aging on rat DCs. In an attempt to fill this gap, freshly isolated splenic DCs expressing CD103 (alpha(OX-62) integrin), a DC specific marker recognized by MRC OX62 monoclonal antibody, from 3- (young) and 26-month-old (aged) Albino Oxford rats were examined for subset composition, expression of activation/differentiation markers (CD80, CD86 and CD40 and MHC II molecules) and endocytic capacity using flow cytometric analysis (FCA). In addition, splenic OX62+ DCs cultured in the presence or absence of LPS were analysed for the activation marker and TNF-alpha, IL-6, IL-12, IL-23, TGF-beta 1, IL-10 expression using FCA, RT-PCR and ELISA, respectively. Moreover, the allostimulatory capacity of OX62+ DCs and IFN-gamma, IL-4 and IL-17 production by CD4+ T cells in mixed leukocyte reaction was quantified using FCA and ELISA, respectively. It was found that aging: i) shifts the CD4+:CD4- subset ratio in the OX62+ DCs population towards the CD4- subset and ii) influences DCs maturation (judging by activation marker expression and efficiency of endocytosis) by affecting the expression of intrinsic (TNF-alpha and IL-10) and extrinsic maturation regulators. Furthermore, in LPS-matured OX62+ DCs from aged rats expression of TNF-alpha, IL-12, IL-23 and IL-6 was increased, whereas that of IL-10 was diminished compared with the corresponding cells from young rats. Moreover, in MLR, OX62+ DCs from aged rats exhibited enhanced Th1/Th17 driving force and diminished allostimulatory capacity compared with those from young rats.
PB  - Springer, New York
T2  - Biogerontology
T1  - Aging affects AO rat splenic conventional dendritic cell subset composition, cytokine synthesis and T-helper polarizing capacity
EP  - 459
IS  - 4
SP  - 443
VL  - 14
DO  - 10.1007/s10522-013-9444-5
UR  - conv_314
ER  - 
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author = "Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica and Bufan, Biljana and Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena and Kosec, Duško and Pilipović, Ivan and Perišić-Nanut, Milica and Leposavić, Gordana",
year = "2013",
abstract = "It is well-established that almost all cellular components of innate and adaptive immunity undergo age-related remodelling. The findings on age-related changes in both human and mouse dendritic cells (DCs) are conflicting, whereas there are no data on the influence of aging on rat DCs. In an attempt to fill this gap, freshly isolated splenic DCs expressing CD103 (alpha(OX-62) integrin), a DC specific marker recognized by MRC OX62 monoclonal antibody, from 3- (young) and 26-month-old (aged) Albino Oxford rats were examined for subset composition, expression of activation/differentiation markers (CD80, CD86 and CD40 and MHC II molecules) and endocytic capacity using flow cytometric analysis (FCA). In addition, splenic OX62+ DCs cultured in the presence or absence of LPS were analysed for the activation marker and TNF-alpha, IL-6, IL-12, IL-23, TGF-beta 1, IL-10 expression using FCA, RT-PCR and ELISA, respectively. Moreover, the allostimulatory capacity of OX62+ DCs and IFN-gamma, IL-4 and IL-17 production by CD4+ T cells in mixed leukocyte reaction was quantified using FCA and ELISA, respectively. It was found that aging: i) shifts the CD4+:CD4- subset ratio in the OX62+ DCs population towards the CD4- subset and ii) influences DCs maturation (judging by activation marker expression and efficiency of endocytosis) by affecting the expression of intrinsic (TNF-alpha and IL-10) and extrinsic maturation regulators. Furthermore, in LPS-matured OX62+ DCs from aged rats expression of TNF-alpha, IL-12, IL-23 and IL-6 was increased, whereas that of IL-10 was diminished compared with the corresponding cells from young rats. Moreover, in MLR, OX62+ DCs from aged rats exhibited enhanced Th1/Th17 driving force and diminished allostimulatory capacity compared with those from young rats.",
publisher = "Springer, New York",
journal = "Biogerontology",
title = "Aging affects AO rat splenic conventional dendritic cell subset composition, cytokine synthesis and T-helper polarizing capacity",
pages = "459-443",
number = "4",
volume = "14",
doi = "10.1007/s10522-013-9444-5",
url = "conv_314"
}
Stojić-Vukanić, Z., Bufan, B., Arsenović-Ranin, N., Kosec, D., Pilipović, I., Perišić-Nanut, M.,& Leposavić, G.. (2013). Aging affects AO rat splenic conventional dendritic cell subset composition, cytokine synthesis and T-helper polarizing capacity. in Biogerontology
Springer, New York., 14(4), 443-459.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10522-013-9444-5
conv_314
Stojić-Vukanić Z, Bufan B, Arsenović-Ranin N, Kosec D, Pilipović I, Perišić-Nanut M, Leposavić G. Aging affects AO rat splenic conventional dendritic cell subset composition, cytokine synthesis and T-helper polarizing capacity. in Biogerontology. 2013;14(4):443-459.
doi:10.1007/s10522-013-9444-5
conv_314 .
Stojić-Vukanić, Zorica, Bufan, Biljana, Arsenović-Ranin, Nevena, Kosec, Duško, Pilipović, Ivan, Perišić-Nanut, Milica, Leposavić, Gordana, "Aging affects AO rat splenic conventional dendritic cell subset composition, cytokine synthesis and T-helper polarizing capacity" in Biogerontology, 14, no. 4 (2013):443-459,
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10522-013-9444-5 .,
conv_314 .
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