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Commensal-dendritic-cell Interaction Immune Signature

Commensal-dendritic-cell Interaction Specifies a Unique Protective Skin Immune Signature

Naik S, Bouladoux N, Linehan JL, Han SJ, Harrison OJ, Wilhelm C, Conlan S, Himmelfarb S, Byrd AL, Deming C, Quinones M, Brenchley JM, Kong HH, Tussiwand R, Murphy KM, Merad M, Segre JA, Belkaid Y.

Nature 2015 Jan5. Doi: 10.1038/nature14052

As the largest organ of the body, […]

Novel Mucosal Vaccine Targeting Peyer’s Patch M Cells

A Novel Mucosal Vaccine Targeting Peyer’s Patch M Cells Induces Protective Antigen-Specific IgA Responses

Shima H, Watanabe T, Fukuda S, Fukuoka S, Ohara O, Ohno H.

Int Immunol. 2014 Nov;26(11):619-25. doi: 10.1093/intimm/dxu061. Epub 2014 Jun 7.

Glycoprotain 2 (GP2) is a bacterial uptake receptor on M cells, a unique subset of intestinal epithelial cells specialized for efficient […]

NPG Video: Immunology of the Lung

SMI Board of Councilor, Peter Openshaw, MD, PhD has collaborated with Nature Publishing Group to produce an animated video on lung immunology. Our lungs bring in vital oxygen and expel carbon dioxide. But they’re also an important immune site. They filter the air we breathe, repulsing invaders and repairing injury. But sometimes these powerful […]

By |December 19th, 2014|Categories: 2014, News||0 Comments

Cutting Edge: GPR35/CXCR8 is the Receptor of CXCL17

Cutting Edge: GPR35/CXCR8 is the Receptor of the Mucosal Chemokine CXCL17

Maravillas-Montero JL, Burkhardt AM, Hevezi PA, Carnevale CD, Smit MJ, Zlotnik A.

J Immunol. 2014 Nov 19. pii: 1401704. [Epub ahead of print]

Chemokines control the migration and homing of hematopoietic cells in the body. The last chemokine to be described was CXCL17, which exhibits a […]

Indigenous Enteric Eosinophils Control DCs

Indigenous Enteric Eosinophils Control DCs to Initiate a Primary Th2 Immune Response in vivo

Chu DK, Jimenez-Saiz R, Verschoor CP, Walker TD, Goncharova S, Llop-Guevara A, Shen P, Gordon ME, Barra NG, Bassett JD, Kong J, Fattouh R, McCoy KD, Bowdish DM, Erjefält JS, Pabst O, Humbles AA, Kolbeck R, Waserman S, Jordana M.

J Exp […]

Innate-type Lymphocytes in the Intestinal Epithelium

CD8αα+ Innate-type Lymphocytes in the Intestinal Epithelium Mediate Mucosal Immunity

Van Kaer L, Algood HM, Singh K, Parekh VV, Greer MJ, Piazuelo MB, Weitkamp JH, Matta P, Chaturvedi R, Wilson KT, Olivares-Villagómez D.

Immunity. 2014 Sep 18;41(3):451-64. doi: 10.1016/j.immuni.2014.08.010. Epub 2014 Sep 11.

Innate immune responses are critical for mucosal immunity. In this publication we describe an […]

External Programs Committee to Host Symposia at IMMUNOLOGY2015

SMI’s External Programs Committee organizes symposia at major immunology meetings around the world. Here is the program for SMI’s Symposium at IMMUNOLOGY2015™ in New Orleans on Sunday May 10, 2015.

Unique Lymphocyte Populations at Mucosal Surfaces

10:15-10:45 am: Control of Mucosal Th17 Cell Homeostasis – Ivaylo Ivanvo, PhD, Columbia University

10:45-11:15 am: DN TCRab+ IEL: Mix and […]

By |December 1st, 2014|Categories: 2014, News||0 Comments

American Hospital Association (AHA) Responds to US Ebola Outbreak

In response to the Ebola public health emergency, the American Hospital Association (AHA) has provided an Ebola education package for CME providers. This package contains information that the American Hospital Association believes would be useful to healthcare providers and institutions right now.

In a press briefing on October 13, Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, Director, Centers […]

By |November 19th, 2014|Categories: 2014, News||0 Comments

Precision Microbiome Restores Bile Acid Resistance to Clostridium Difficile

Precision Microbiome Reconstitution Restores Bile Acid Mediated Resistance to Clostridium Difficile

Buffie CG, Bucci V, Stein RR, McKenney PT, Ling L, Gobourne A, No D, Liu H, Kinnebrew M, Viale A, Littmann E, van den Brink MR, Jenq RR, Taur Y, Sander C, Cross J, Toussaint NC, Xavier JB, Pamer EG.

Nature. 2014 Oct 22. doi: […]

An Update on SMI Member Ruslan Medzhitov

In 2012 the SMI Board nominated SMI member Ruslan Medzhitov for the inaugural Else Kröner Fresenius Immunology Award. A scientific jury organized by the International Union of Immunological Societies (IUIS) considered 45 nominees and selected Dr. Medzhitov for his pioneering contributions to understanding innate immunity. A news story published in Lancet in 2013 tells […]

By |November 3rd, 2014|Categories: 2014, News||0 Comments