By virtue of its direct contact with the environment, the lung is constantly challenged by infectious and non-infectious stimuli that necessitate a robust yet highly controlled host response coordinated by the innate and adaptive arms of the immune system. Mammalian Toll-like receptors (TLRs) function as crucial sentinels of microbial and non-infectious antigens throughout the respiratory tract and mediate host innate immunity. Selective induction of inflammatory responses to harmful environmental exposures and tolerance to innocuous antigens are required to maintain tissue homeostasis and integrity. Conversely, dysregulated innate immune responses manifest as sustained and self-perpetuating tissue damage rather than controlled tissue repair. In this article we review aspects of Toll-like receptor function that are relevant to the development of acute lung injury and chronic obstructive lung diseases as well as resistance to frequently associated microbial infections.
Activation of TLRs contributes to both infectious and non-infectious CNS diseases [13]. So far, common approaches to unravel the influence of TLRs in the CNS used mice deficient of one TLR or of their signaling adaptors or made use of a single ligand that is highly specific for activation of the respective TLR. However, although the pathophysiological relevance of the different TLR ligands for the brain has not yet been conclusively clarified, it can be reasonably assumed that more than one TLR is involved in physiological and pathological processes within the CNS, and molecules that activate TLRs are likely be present as a mixture at one time. We sought to analyze the impact of single and pairwise TLR activation on inflammation and neurodegeneration in the CNS.. Studies on models of systemic infectious diseases indicate that TLR family members act in concert to induce an effective antibacterial response [32],[33]. This concept of receptor redundancy certainly makes sense, especially in the CNS, ...
Mast cells are sentinel cells that are found distributed within the connective tissue throughout the body and play an important role in both acute and chronic inflammation. Mast cells that are coated with IgE antibodies specific for certain environmental antigens are triggered to release histamine and other cytokines that induce early vascular changes that are hallmarks of acute inflammation. [51] The immediate responsibility of mast cells is to recognise that infection by a pathogen has occurred, which is achieved by direct recognition of the pathogen by pattern recognition receptors that are activated in response to pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs). [52] A study conducted by Supajatura et al. demonstrated that the activation of different toll-like receptors (TLR2 or TLR4) by varying PAMPs resulted in differential activation of mast cells evident in lypopolysaccharide stimulation of TLR4 resulting in cytokine release compared to peptidoglycan stimulation of TLR2 receptors ...
Recognition of pathogens by the innate immune system activates Toll-like receptor (TLR)-mediated pathways, resulting in NF-κB-induced transcription of inflammatory cytokines (1). These molecules subsequently direct the initiation of appropriate adaptive responses, leading ultimately to clearance or containment of the invading pathogen (2). Due to their potent biological activity, however, inappropriately prolonged or excessive release of proinflammatory mediators can result in deleterious effects for the host. This is exemplified by the acute-phase cytokine IL-6, whose role in the development of the potentially pathogenic Th17 subset of T cells has recently been described (3). Furthermore, therapies targeting the cytokines IL-1, IL-6, and TNF-α have all shown promising efficacy in the treatment of autoimmune disorders, implying a central role for these molecules in disease pathogenesis (4, 5).. Given the dual nature of proinflammatory cytokines-essential for host defense but potentially lethal ...
by Daffolyn Rachael Fels Elliott, Juliane Perner, Xiaodun Li, Martyn F. Symmons, Brett Verstak, Matthew Eldridge, Lawrence Bower, Maria ODonovan, Nick J. Gay, the OCCAMS Consortium , Rebecca C. Fitzgerald Esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) develops in an inflammatory microenvironment with reduced microbial diversity, but mechanisms for these influences remain poorly characterized. We hypothesized that mutations targeting…
Mammalian TLRs play a central role in innate immunity by mediating recognition of pathogen-associated microbial patterns. Human polymorphisms in TLR2 and TLR4 are associated, respectively, with increased susceptibility to S. aureus infections (9) and LPS hyporesponsiveness (12) underscoring the importance of intact PAMP recognition systems in human health. In addition to immune functions, invertebrate TLRs have been shown to act during development and in cell to cell interactions (31, 32, 33). Further complexity in understanding TLR biology arises from the recognition that some TLRs act as coreceptors (e.g., TLR1, TLR6) with other TLRs (e.g., TLR2) and can promote or inhibit cellular responsiveness to activating ligands (26, 34). To identify settings both within the immune system and throughout the body in which TLRs may regulate important biological processes, we initiated a study of the expression of human TLRs.. Consistent with their roles in immune surveillance, TLR mRNAs are expressed at ...
This Bovine Toll-like receptor 3 (TLR3) ELISA Kit employs a two-site sandwich ELISA to quantitate TLR3.,TLR3; CD283;,TLR 3 is a member of the Toll-like receptor family of pattern recognition receptors of the innate immune system. Discovered in 2001,TLR3 recognizes double-stranded RNA, a form of genetic information carried by some viruses such as reoviruses. Upon recognition, TLR 3 induces the activation of NF-kB to increase production of type I interferons which signal other cells to increase their antiviral defenses. Double-stranded RNA is also recognised by the cytoplasmic receptors RIG-I and MDA-5.The structure of TLR3 was reported in June 2005 by researchers at The Scripps Research Institute. TLR3 forms a large horseshoe shape that contacts with a neighboring horseshoe, forming a
Oh, Djin-Ye; Baumann, Konstantin; Hamouda, Osamah; Eckert, Jana K; Neumann, Konrad; Kücherer, Claudia; Bartmeyer, Barbara; Poggensee, Gabriele; Oh, Nari; Pruss, Axel; Jessen, Heiko; Schumann, Ralf R Abstract Objectives: Toll-like receptors (TLRs) play an important role in the innate immune response to pathogens. TLR7 recognizes RNA of various viruses including HIV. The objective of this study…
This pathway is based on the figure 2 of "Toll-like Receptors: Novel Pharmacological Targets for the Treatment of Neurological Diseases" and figure 2 of "Toll-like receptor and its roles in myocardial ischemic/reperfusion injury" (see bibliography). The Toll-like receptors are used by mammals to recognize pathogen-associated molecules such as the cell wall components. The activation of TLR4 causes a cells inability to produce TNFa. TLR4 deals with MyD88 independent and dependent pathways, and due to LPS tolerant cells, inhibitors of the MyD88 dependent pathway are increased. TLR is important in the creation of protective immune responses to cancers, and the protection of brain tissue from injury. Proteins on this pathway have targeted assays available via the CPTAC Assay Portal ...
The innate immune system is the first line of defense against invading pathogens. Recognition of microbial ligands by the innate immune system relies on germ-line encoded, evolutionarily conserved receptors called pattern recognition receptors (PRRs). Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are one such family of PRRs and are involved in innate defenses to a variety of microbes. At the core of TLR signaling pathways are Toll interleukin-1 receptor (TIR) domain containing adapter proteins. Much of the specificity of TLR pathways arise from the differential use of these adapter proteins. The TLR signaling cascade that ensues upon ligand recognition is marked by finely orchestrated molecular interactions between the receptor and the TIR domain containing adapter proteins, as well as various downstream kinases and effector molecules. Conserving the structural integrity of the TLR components is thus essential for maintaining a robust host defense system. Sometimes, changes in a protein can be brought about by single
TLR 1 is a member of the toll-like receptor family (TLR) of pattern recognition receptors of the innate immune system. TLR1 recognizes pathogen-associated molecular pattern with a specificity for gram-positive bacteria. TLR1 has also been designated as CD281 (cluster of differentiation 281). TLRs are highly conserved from Drosophila to humans and share structural and functional similarities. They recognize pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) that are expressed on infectious agents, and mediate the production of cytokines necessary for the development of effective immunity. The various TLRs exhibit different patterns of expression. This gene is ubiquitously expressed, and at higher levels than other TLR genes. Different length transcripts presumably resulting from use of alternative polyadenylation site, and/or from alternative splicing, have been noted for this gene. TLR1 recognises peptidoglycan and (triacyl) lipoproteins in concert with TLR2 (as a heterodimer). Toll-like receptors, ...
Specific families of pattern recognition receptors are responsible for detecting microbial pathogens and generating innate immune responses. Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are membrane-bound receptors identified as homologs of Toll in Drosophila. Mammalian TLRs are expressed on innate immune cells, such as macrophages and dendritic cells, and respond to the membrane components of Gram-positive or Gram-negative bacteria. Pathogen recognition by TLRs provokes rapid activation of innate immunity by inducing production of proinflammatory cytokines and upregulation of costimulatory molecules. TLR signaling pathways are separated into two groups: a MyD88-dependent pathway that leads to the production of proinflammatory cytokines with quick activation of NF-{kappa}B and MAPK, and a MyD88-independent pathway associated with the induction of IFN-beta and IFN-inducible genes, and maturation of dendritic cells with slow activation of NF-{kappa}B and MAPK. Source: KEGG:Toll-like Receptor Signaling ...
FREE FULLTEXT Lester, Richard T; Yao, Xiao-Dan; Ball, T Blake; McKinnon, Lyle R; Kaul, Rupert; Wachihi, Charles; Jaoko, Walter; Plummer, Francis A; Rosenthal, Kenneth L Free Access Article Outline Abstract Objectives: Toll-like receptors (TLR) are important in pathogen recognition and may play a role in HIV disease. We evaluated the effect of chronic untreated and…
Dr. Modlins lab is interested in the immunology of microbial infection. Infectious disease poses a major health problem worldwide. Essential to control of these diseases is the elucidation of immune mechanisms that result in resistance versus susceptibility to infection. The laboratorys focus is the identification of novel mechanisms by which the innate and adaptive immune system combat microbial pathogens. Using leprosy as a model, Dr. Modlins lab has made important contributions to our understanding of immunology including the role of mammalian Toll-like receptors and CD1-restricted T cells in host defense, including the cytokines pattens and antimicrobial pathways. These studies include 3 papers published in Nature and 10 in Science. It is hoped that the insights obtained from these studies will lead to better treatments and prevention of infectious diseases in humans.. ...
The recent discovery of an ancient family of toll-like receptors (TLRs) in the immune system has substantially enhanced the potential for a variety of therapies, for both failing immune systems, which leaves the body open to infection or over-active ones, which can lead to chronic inflammation. Signaling by Toll-Like Receptors provides a comprehensive review of important techniques in molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, genetics, and immunology and their critical application to the study of toll-like receptor structure, biological function, and the intracellular signaling triggered by these receptors, as well as the high promise for uncovering effective pharmaceutica ...
Recent studies have demonstrated subset-specific roles for B cells in both aggravating and regulating the perturbations associated with obesity. Winer et al4 demonstrated that B-2 B cells promote insulin resistance and glucose intolerance through production of pathogenic antibodies. Additional studies have shown that sorted splenic B-2 B cells from obese mice secrete more IL-6 and MIP-2 and less IL-10 compared with lean controls,48 and circulating B cells (of which the vast majority are B-2) from patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus are also skewed toward a proinflammatory phenotype after toll-like receptor stimulation.49 Our adoptive transfers of B-2 B cells provide further evidence that B-2 B cells promote metabolic dysfunction during DIO. In contrast, B-1a B cells were recently shown to protect against the inflammatory and metabolic consequences of DIO through a combination of IgM and IL-10 production,50 and B-cell-derived IL-10 reduces adipose tissue inflammation and insulin resistance ...
The innate immune system detects highly conserved, relatively invariant structural motifs of pathogens. Toll-like receptors (TLRs) have been identified as the primary innate immune receptors. TLRs distinguish between different patterns of pathogens and activate a rapid innate immune response; however, TLRs can also be activated by host-derived molecules. In addition to being expressed in immune cells, TLRs are expressed in other tissues, such as those of the cardiovascular system. TLRs could, therefore, be a key link between cardiovascular disease development and the immune system. Indeed, evidence that TLR activation contributes to the development and progression of atherosclerosis, cardiac dysfunction in sepsis, and congestive heart failure, is convincing. Although much has been learned about TLR activation in cellular components of the cardiovascular system, the role individual TLR family members have in the pathophysiology of cardiovascular diseases and hence in clinical practice remains to be
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Our gut is colonized by trillions of bacteria that do not activate the immune system because of careful compartmentalization. Such compartmentalization means that our immune system is "ignorant" of these microbes, and thus it has been proposed that loss of compartmentalization might result in an immune response to the colonizing bacteria. Microorganisms are sensed by cells that express pattern recognition receptors, such as Toll-like receptors, which recognize patterns specific to those microbes. Slack et al. show that Toll-like receptor-dependent signaling is required to maintain compartmentalization of bacteria to the gut of mice. In the absence of Toll-dependent signaling, intestinal bacteria disseminated throughout the body and the mice mounted a high-titer antibody response against them. This antibody response was of great functional importance because, despite the loss of systemic ignorance to intestinal microbes, the mice were tolerant of the bacteria. Thus, in the absence of innate ...
Specific families of pattern recognition receptors are responsible for detecting microbial pathogens and generating innate immune responses. Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are membrane-bound receptors identified as homologs of Toll in Drosophila. Mammalian TLRs are expressed on innate immune cells, such as macrophages and dendritic cells, and respond to the membrane components of Gram-positive or Gram-negative bacteria. Pathogen recognition by TLRs provokes rapid activation of innate immunity by inducing production of proinflammatory cytokines and upregulation of costimulatory molecules. TLR signaling pathways are separated into two groups: a MyD88-dependent pathway that leads to the production of proinflammatory cytokines with quick activation of NF-{kappa}B and MAPK, and a MyD88-independent pathway associated with the induction of IFN-beta and IFN-inducible genes, and maturation of dendritic cells with slow activation of NF-{kappa}B and MAPK ...
Specific families of pattern recognition receptors are responsible for detecting microbial pathogens and generating innate immune responses. Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are membrane-bound receptors identified as homologs of Toll in Drosophila. Mammalian TLRs are expressed on innate immune cells, such as macrophages and dendritic cells, and respond to the membrane components of Gram-positive or Gram-negative bacteria. Pathogen recognition by TLRs provokes rapid activation of innate immunity by inducing production of proinflammatory cytokines and upregulation of costimulatory molecules. TLR signaling pathways are separated into two groups: a MyD88-dependent pathway that leads to the production of proinflammatory cytokines with quick activation of NF-{kappa}B and MAPK, and a MyD88-independent pathway associated with the induction of IFN-beta and IFN-inducible genes, and maturation of dendritic cells with slow activation of NF-{kappa}B and MAPK ...
We evaluated Toll-like receptor (TLR) function in primary human dendritic cells from 104 young (age 21C30) and older ( 65 years) individuals. dysregulation of cytokine production that may limit further activation by TLR engagement. Our results provide evidence for immunosenescence in dendritic cells; notably, defects in cytokine production were strongly associated with poor antibody response to influenza immunization, a functional consequence of impaired TLR function in the aging innate immune response. Introduction Aging is associated with a progressive decline in immune function (immunosenescence) resulting in increased susceptibility to viral and bacterial infections and decreased response to vaccines (1C3). Age-associated perturbations in the humoral and cell-mediated arms of the adaptive immune system are well documented (3, 4); however, the impact of aging on the innate immune system is less well defined. Age related deficiencies of the innate immune system are incompletely understood but ...
to circumvent innate immunity was demonstrated (Cirl et al. 2008, Nature Medicine 14, 399-406). This involves a bacterial TIR domain-containing protein (Tcp) that is secreted by bacterial pathogens and inhibits Toll-like receptor (TLR) signalling. ,p, Toll-like receptors have a central role in innate immunity. They recognise molecules from microbial pathogens and trigger an immune response through a signalling domain called TIR. Bacterial Tcps contain a TIR domain that mimics the TIR domain of Toll-like receptors. TLR signalling is interrupted when MyD88, a downstream component of TLR signalling, binds to the TIR domain of a bacterial Tcp instead of to the TIR domain of a Toll-like receptor. This way, secreted Tcps impair the release of cytokines and, subsequently, prevent an inflammatory response. ,p, Our data show that bacterial Tcps or the TIR domains contained in Tcps can be used to modulate cytokine responses of innate immune cells as is desirable in the treatment of autoimmune diseases. ...
Decline in immune function is a hallmark of aging, leading to increased susceptibility of elderly individuals to bacterial infections of lungs, urinary tract, skin and soft tissues and reactivation of inactive tuberculosis and herpes zoster (reviewed in Refs. 1 and 2). There is an increased severity of pneumococcal, influenza, and respiratory syncytial viral infections in the elderly population (3, 4, 5, 6). For example, an estimated 90% of the 20,000 deaths that are attributed to influenza annually in the U.S. occur in persons aged ≥65 years (7). Age-related changes in the adaptive immune system are well-documented and include diminished and/or altered cytokine patterns, reduction in clonal expansion and function of Ag-specific T and B cells and a decline in Ag-presenting cell function (1, 2, 8, 9). The decline in adaptive immune function leads to decreased efficacy of preventive vaccination in the elderly. In the case of influenza, although the vaccine is ∼70-90% effective in preventing ...
Plants perceive microbial pathogens though cell-surface receptors that recognize conserved microbial patterns such as flagellin. Previous studies have…
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As we learn more about the biology of the Toll-like receptors (TLRs), a wide range of molecules that can activate this fascinating family of pattern recognition receptors emerges. In addition to conserved pathogenic components, endogenous danger signals created upon tissue damage are also sensed by TLRs. Detection of these types of stimuli results in TLR mediated inflammation that is vital to fight pathogenic invasion and drive tissue repair. Aberrant activation of TLRs by pathogenic and endogenous ligands has also been linked with the pathogenesis of an increasing number of infectious and autoimmune diseases, respectively. Most recently, allergen activation of TLRs has also been described, creating a third broad class of TLR stimulus that has helped to shed light on the pathogenesis of allergic disease. To date, microbial activation of TLRs remains best characterized. Each member of the TLR family senses a specific subset of pathogenic ligands, pathogen associated molecular patterns (PAMPS), and a
Toll-like receptors (TLRs) have been described as sensors for pathogen-associated molecular patterns crucial for the initiation of an innate immune response. These mechanisms were developed long before the adaptive immune system evolved. The latest additions to the growing list of TLR ligands are he …
Allergic disorders, such as asthma, are symptomatic reactions of the immune system to common and innocuous environmental antigens. These inflammatory disorders are caused by aberrant immune regulation in which various signalling receptors are involved. Pathogen recognition receptors like the TLRs and NLRs families of receptors are one of the key components of the innate immune system. The function of these receptors has been linked with susceptibility towards the development of allergic diseases, including asthma, making the TLRs and NLRs good targets for novel effective therapies of allergic diseases. In this study the mRNA expression levels of different TLRs and NLRs in the lung tissue in mild and severe mouse models of allergic asthma were measured by q-PCR. In addition, broncho-alveolar lavage fluid (BALF) was collected and cell numbers analysed. In the mild and severe asthma models different TLR and NLR mRNA expression profiles are observed. In the severe asthma model, a higher cell influx ...
El Kasmi, K.C., J.E. Qualls, J.T. Pesce, A.M. Smith, R.W. Thompson, M. Henao-Tamayo, R.J. Basaraba, T. Konig, U. Schleicher, M.S. Koo, G. Kaplan, K.A. Fitzgerald, E.I. Tuomanen, I.M. Orme, T.D. Kanneganti, C. Bogdan, T.A. Wynn, and P.J. Murray. 2008. Toll-like receptor-induced arginase 1 in macrophages thwarts effective immunity against intracellular pathogens. Nat Immunol 9:1399-1406 ...
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Toll-like receptors (TLRs) expressed by antigen-presenting cells of the innate immune system, such as macrophages, detect microbial products and activate signalling cascades that initiate specific gene expression programmes that define the subsequent adaptive immune response. However, it is poorly understood how TLR-specific responses arise, as many of the signalling components are common to multiple TLRs, and it is likely that as yet undiscovered phosphorylations of signalling proteins contribute to specificity of TLR pathways. TLR4, the receptor for lipopolysaccharide (LPS), is used as a model system for TLR signalling, as it activates many of the signalling mechanisms utilised by other TLRs, and I attempted to discover novel regulatory phosphorylations in LPS-activated RAW 264.7 macrophages. Because it is not yet possible to accurately predict post-translational modifications from genomic data, the exact sites of phosphorylation have to be identified experimentally, and the method of choice ...
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Toll-like Receptors (TLRs) are not only crucial for the initiation of immune response, but also play a key role in several inflammatory diseases. This..
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Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are sentinels of the host defense system, which recognize a large number of microbial pathogens. The host defense system may be inefficient or inflammatory diseases may develop if microbial recognition by TLRs and subsequen
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Arató, András and Dezsofi, Antal and Hidvégi, Edit and Madácsy, László and Vásárhelyi, Barna and Veres, Gábor (2008) Az intestinalis toll-like receptorok (TLR) expressziójának változásai és hatásuk az immunaktivációra immunpatogenezisű bélbetegségekben = Change of intestinal toll-like receptor expression an their effect on immune activation in immunopathogenetic intestinal diseases. Project Report. OTKA. ...
TLRs (Toll Like Receptors) are a central element in the innate immune response and are involved in recognizing and defending against invading pathogens found as individual transmembrane units or in pairs along with a range of accessory signaling molecules
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Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are evolutionarily conserved pattern-recognition molecules resembling the toll proteins that mediate antimicrobial responses in Drosophila. These proteins recognize different microbial products during infection and serve as an important link between the innate and adaptive immune responses. The TLRs act through adaptor molecules to activate various kinases and transcription factors so the organism can respond to potential infection. These adaptor molecules include TOLLIP, MyD88, and TRIF. TOLLIP associates directly with TLR2 and TLR 4, acting as an inhibitor to TLR activation. This negative regulation of TLR signaling may serve to limit the production of proinflammatory mediators during infection and inflammation ...
Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are evolutionarily conserved pattern-recognition molecules resembling the toll proteins that mediate antimicrobial responses in Drosophila. These proteins recognize different microbial products during infection and serve as an important link between the innate and adaptive immune responses. The TLRs act through adaptor molecules to activate various kinases and transcription factors so the organism can respond to potential infection. These adaptor molecules include TOLLIP, MyD88, and TRIF. TOLLIP associates directly with TLR2 and TLR 4, acting as an inhibitor to TLR activation. This negative regulation of TLR signaling may serve to limit the production of proinflammatory mediators during infection and inflammation ...
The discovery of host-encoded gene products that sense molecular patterns in infectious microbes, and the demonstration of their role in triggering innate and adaptive immune responses, has been a key milestone in our understanding of immunology. Twenty-three years after Janeway first outlined the f …