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Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299615/biomedical-research-in-wroc%C3%A5-aw-a-combined-density-equalizing-mapping-and-scientometric-analysis
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LETTER
David A Groneberg
The aim of this study was to assess the evolution of biomedical scientific activities of Wrocław scientists in the post-war time when this field of academics was rebuilt by the works of Ludwik Hirszfeld and colleagues. Using the NewQIS platform and the Web of Science database, novel procedures such as density-equalizing mapping were combined to bibliometric tools to visualize scientific progression. In total, 10,366 biomedical research articles originating from Wrocław were identified. Since 1972, there is a steady increase in research activity with the year 2015 holding the largest number of published items (895)...
January 3, 2018: Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288431/thymus-colonization-who-how-how-many
#2
REVIEW
Andreas Krueger
De novo generation of T cells depends on continual colonization of the thymus by bone marrow-derived progenitors. Thymus seeding progenitors (TSPs) constitute a heterogeneous population comprising multipotent and lineage-restricted cell types. Entry into the thymic microenvironment is tightly controlled and recent quantitative studies have revealed that the adult murine thymus only contains approximately 160 niches to accommodate TSPs. Of these niches only about 6% are open for seeding on average at steady-state...
December 29, 2017: Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282483/soluble-trem-1-serum-level-can-early-predict-mortality-of-patients-with-sepsis-severe-sepsis-and-septic-shock
#3
Monika Jedynak, Andrzej Siemiatkowski, Barbara Mroczko, Magdalena Groblewska, Robert Milewski, Maciej Szmitkowski
Early prognostic prediction of sepsis is essential in adjusting therapeutic protocols to prevent deterioration and reduce mortality. We compared the predictive value of the serum concentration of the soluble triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells 1 (sTREM-1) for 28-day mortality and for the development of severe sepsis or septic shock on the third day with the levels of interleukin (IL)-6, C-reactive protein (CRP) and procalcitonin (PCT). The study was conducted on 85 patients with sepsis. sTREM-1, CRP, PCT and IL-6 concentrations were measured upon study inclusion (day 0) and on days 1, 2, 3 and 5...
December 27, 2017: Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29256093/variation-of-regulatory-t-lymphocytes-in-the-peripheral-blood-of-children-with-allergic-rhinitis
#4
Khaled Saad, Asmaa M Zahran, Khalid I Elsayh, Abobakr Abdelmoghny, Mohamed Diab Aboul-Khair
The studies of T-regulatory (Treg) cells in the pediatric allergic disorders, especially allergic rhinitis (AR), are very few and still far from being elucidated. The aim of this study is to assess the frequencies of CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ (CD4+Tregs) and CD8+CD25+highFoxp3+ (CD8+Tregs) regulatory T lymphocytes in the peripheral blood of children with AR. In fresh whole blood of 60 children with AR and 40 healthy controls, the frequencies of CD4+Tregs and CD8+Tregs were examined by flow cytometry. The total IgE concentration in the serum was measured...
December 18, 2017: Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29256092/allergen-specific-t-cells-in-ige-mediated-food-allergy
#5
REVIEW
Aziza Saidova, Ahuva Magder Hershkop, Marta Ponce, Thomas Eiwegger
Food allergy is the major reason for severe anaphylaxis in childhood and adolescence. Currently, effective and safe treatments for food allergy are unavailable. Allergen-specific CD4+ T cells have a pivotal role in causing and maintaining the allergic response to food allergens. The purpose of this review is to provide an overview on the role of allergen-specific T cells in food allergy during allergic sensitization, natural tolerance development and allergen immunotherapy. Allergen-specific T cells in the context of food allergy are predominantly of a Th2 type with slightly different surface marker expression patterns in different food allergies...
December 18, 2017: Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236128/nk-and-nkt-like-cells-in-patients-with-recurrent-furunculosis
#6
Danuta Nowicka, Ewelina Grywalska, Elżbieta Fitas, Michał Mielnik, Jacek Roliński
To analyze changes in the number and percentage of NK and NKT-like cells in relation to other immune cells as well as to examine associations between increased susceptibility to infections and NK and NKT-like status in patients with recurrent furunculosis (RF) and healthy controls. Thirty patients with RF and 20 healthy age- and sex-matched volunteers were recruited. Blood samples were examined. Lymphocyte count and cytometric analyses were conducted. For statistical analysis, the Student's t test, F test, and Brown-Forsythe test were used for comparison between groups of variables...
December 13, 2017: Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234825/bindarit-attenuates-pain-and-cancer-related-inflammation-by-influencing-myeloid-cells-in-a-model-of-bone-cancer
#7
Shenghou Liu, Hongwei Gao, Chunzheng Gao, Wenguang Liu, Deguo Xing
C-C motif chemokine ligand 2 (CCL2) is a small cytokine that functions in inflammation and cancer development. Bindarit, a CCL2 inhibitor, is a small anti-inflammatory molecule proven safe by phase II trials in type 2 diabetic nephropathy patients. As cancer-related inflammation is a cause of pain, we investigated whether Bindarit suppresses cancer-related inflammation and pain. We established a bone-cancer mouse model by inoculating cancer cells. After applying Bindarit, we preformed pain sensitivity tests and checked cancer development by X-ray...
December 12, 2017: Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214330/oxidative-stress-in-kidney-diseases-the-cause-or-the-consequence
#8
REVIEW
Natalia Krata, Radosław Zagożdżon, Bartosz Foroncewicz, Krzysztof Mucha
Exaggerated oxidative stress (OS) is usually considered as a disturbance in regular function of an organism. The excessive levels of OS mediators may lead to major damage within the organism's cells and tissues. Therefore, the OS-associated biomarkers may be considered as new diagnostic tools of various diseases. In nephrology, researchers are looking for alternative methods replacing the renal biopsy in patients with suspicion of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Currently, CKD is a frequent health problem in world population, which can lead to progressive loss of kidney function and eventually to end-stage renal disease...
December 6, 2017: Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209738/the-impact-of-di-2-ethylhexyl-phthalate-on-cancer-progression
#9
REVIEW
Chon-Kit Chou, Ya-Ting Yang, Ho-Chun Yang, Shih-Shin Liang, Tsu-Nai Wang, Po-Lin Kuo, Hui-Min David Wang, Eing-Mei Tsai, Chien-Chih Chiu
Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP), a widely used plasticizer, mainly serves as an additive to render polyvinyl chloride (PVC) soft and flexible. PVC plastics have become ubiquitous in our modern society. Yet, the leaching of DEHP from PVC-based consumables ultimately results in the deposition in certain tissues via inadvertent applications. Health risks for human populations exposed to DEHP has been assumed by studies on rodents and other species, including the DEHP-induced developmental dysregulation, reproductive impairments, tumorigenesis, and diseases in a transgenerational manner...
December 5, 2017: Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189884/adaptive-immune-cell-dysregulation-and-role-in-acute-pancreatitis-disease-progression-and-treatment
#10
REVIEW
Pascaline Fonteh, Martin Smith, Martin Brand
Acute pancreatitis (AP) is an inflammation of the pancreas caused by various stimuli including excessive alcohol consumption, gallstone disease and certain viral infections. Managing specifically the severe form of AP is limited due to lack of an understanding of the complex immune events that occur during AP involving immune cells and inflammatory molecules such as cytokines. The relative abundance of various immune cells resulting from the immune dysregulation drives disease progression. In this review, we examine the literature on the adaptive immune cells in AP, the prognostic value of these cells in stratifying patients into appropriate care and treatment strategies based on cell frequency in different AP severities are discussed...
November 30, 2017: Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032490/myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells-in-the%C3%A2-tumor-microenvironment-current-knowledge-and-future-perspectives
#11
REVIEW
Maria Ibáñez-Vea, Miren Zuazo, Maria Gato, Hugo Arasanz, Gonzalo Fernández-Hinojal, David Escors, Grazyna Kochan
The current knowledge on tumor-infiltrating myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) is based mainly on the extensive work performed in murine models. Data obtained for human counterparts are generated on the basis of tumor analysis from patient samples. Both sources of information led to determination of the main suppressive mechanisms used by these cell subsets in tumor-bearing hosts. As a result of the identification of protein targets responsible for MDSCs suppressive activity, different therapeutics agents have been used to eliminate/reduce their adverse effect...
October 14, 2017: Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027570/are-we-right-to-consider-mesenchymal-stem-cells-to-be-a-new-perspective-for-patients-with-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
#12
REVIEW
Krzysztof Orczyk, Elzbieta Smolewska
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is the most common cause of chronic arthritis in childhood. Up to 50% of patients are resistant to standard therapy, which includes non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs, corticosteroids, disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs and biologic therapies. Intra-articular injection of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) is proposed as a new approach to JIA treatment. MSCs can modulate inflammation via mechanisms of both adaptive and innate immune response. They are able to inhibit T and B cell proliferation, promote regulatory T cells, suppress the maturation of dendritic cells, stimulate macrophage differentiation into M2 phenotype and reduce effectiveness of natural killer cells...
October 13, 2017: Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026920/immunotherapy-as-an-option-for-cancer-treatment
#13
REVIEW
Tillmann Rusch, Jagadeesh Bayry, Jens Werner, Ivan Shevchenko, Alexandr V Bazhin
The progress in melanoma immunotherapy highlights the importance of immunotherapy for cancer treatment. Although the concept of immunotherapy emerged in the beginning of the twentieth century, the end of the century signaled the start of modern immunotherapy, which has recently allowed a staggering progress in the field of cancer immunotherapy. Currently, there is a wide variety of immunotherapeutic approaches and critical improvements are continually being made. Among different immunotherapeutic strategies, therapies based on the blockade of immune checkpoint molecules have shown unparalleled efficacy in late-stage cancer patients...
October 12, 2017: Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018870/correction-to-expanding-diversity-and-common-goal-of-regulatory-t-and-b-cells-i-origin-phenotype-mechanisms
#14
Katarzyna Bocian, Ewelina Kiernozek, Joanna Domagała-Kulawik, Grażyna Korczak-Kowalska, Anna Stelmaszczyk-Emmel, Nadzieja Drela
The original article has been published without acknowledgment section. The acknowledgement section is given below for your reading.
October 10, 2017: Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975357/the-effects-of-intestinal-nematode-l4-stage-on-mouse-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis
#15
Katarzyna Donskow-Łysoniewska, Katarzyna Krawczak, Katarzyna Bocian, Maria Doligalska
Helminths use various immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory strategies to evade immune attack by the host. During pathological conditions, these strategies alter the course of disease by reducing immune-mediated pathology. The study examines the therapeutic effect of the nematode L4 stage based on an in vivo model of multiple sclerosis, monophasic encephalomyelitis (EAE), induced by sensitization with MOG35-55 peptide in C57BL/6 female mice infected with the intestinal nematode Heligmosomoides polygyrus. The EAE remission was correlated with altered leukocyte number identified in the central nervous system (CNS), and temporary permeability of the blood-brain barrier at the histotrophic phase of infection...
October 3, 2017: Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951939/biological-and-pro-angiogenic-properties-of-genetically-modified-human-primary-myoblasts-overexpressing-placental-growth-factor-in-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-studies
#16
Agnieszka Zimna, Bartosz Wiernicki, Tomasz Kolanowski, Natalia Rozwadowska, Agnieszka Malcher, Wojciech Labedz, Tomasz Trzeciak, Katarzyna Chojnacka, Katarzyna Bednarek-Rajewska, Przemyslaw Majewski, Maciej Kurpisz
Cardiovascular diseases are a growing problem in developing countries; therefore, there is an ongoing intensive search for new approaches to treat these disorders. Currently, cellular therapies are focused on healing the damaged heart by implanting stem cells modified with pro-angiogenic factors. This approach ensures that the introduced cells are capable of fulfilling the complex requirements of the environment, including the replacement of the post-infarction scar with cells that are able to contract and promote the formation of new blood vessels that can supply the ischaemic region with nutrients and oxygen...
September 26, 2017: Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861617/novel-therapeutic-approaches-to-atopic-dermatitis
#17
REVIEW
Katarzyna Osinka, Karolina Dumycz, Bartłomiej Kwiek, Wojciech Feleszko
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is one of the most common inflammatory skin diseases. The number of people affected by AD is relatively high and seems to be rising. Although mild and moderate forms of the disease can be well controlled by the use of emollients, topical corticosteroids, and topical calcineurin inhibitors, treatment of severe is still a huge challenge. The new hope is biologic drugs, magic bullets in allergy, targeted at different points of the complex pathomechanism of inflammation in AD. In this review, novel biologic therapies are discussed, including recombinant monoclonal antibodies directed against various interleukin pathways (such as IL-4, IL-13, TSLP, IL-31, and IL-12/23), on immunoglobulin E, molecules acting as T cells, B cells, etc...
August 31, 2017: Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852775/natural-agents-mediated-targeting-of-histone-deacetylases
#18
REVIEW
Ammad Ahmad Farooqi, Syed Kamran-Ul-Hassan Naqvi, Aliye Aras Perk, Onur Yanar, Sobia Tabassum, Muhammad Sheeraz Ahmad, Qaisar Mansoor, Mohamed S Ashry, Muhammad Ismail, George E Naoum, Waleed O Arafat
In the past few years, basic and clinical scientists have witnessed landmark achievements in many research projects, such as those conducted by the US National Institutes of Health Roadmap Epigenomics Mapping Consortium, the International Human Epigenome Consortium, The Cancer Genome Atlas Network and the International Cancer Genome Consortium, which have provided near-complete resolution of epigenetic landscape in different diseases. Furthermore, genome sequencing of tumors has provided compelling evidence related to frequent existence of mutations in readers, erasers and writers of epigenome in different cancers...
August 30, 2017: Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779346/comparative-assessment-of-induced-immune-responses-following-intramuscular-immunization-with-fusion-and-cocktail-of-leif-lack-and-tsa-genes-against-cutaneous-leishmaniasis-in-balb-c-mice
#19
Nahid Maspi, Fatemeh Ghaffarifar, Zohreh Sharifi, Abdolhossein Dalimi, Mohammad Saaid Dayer
In the present study, we evaluated induced immune responses following DNA vaccine containing cocktail or fusion of LeIF, LACK and TSA genes or each gene alone. Mice were injected with 100 µg of each plasmid containing the gene of insert, plasmid DNA alone as the first control group or phosphate buffer saline as the second control group. Then, cellular and humoral responses, lesion size were measured for all groups. All vaccinated mice induced Th1 immune responses against Leishmania characterized by higher IFN-γ and IgG2a levels compared with control groups (p < 0...
August 4, 2017: Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770269/the-pd-1-pd-l1-inhibitory-pathway-is-altered-in-primary-glomerulonephritides
#20
Ewelina Grywalska, Iwona Smarz-Widelska, Ewelina Krasowska-Zajac, Izabela Korona-Glowniak, Karolina Zaluska-Patel, Michal Mielnik, Martyna Podgajna, Anna Malm, Jacek Rolinski, Wojciech Zaluska
The pathogenesis of primary proliferative and non-proliferative glomerulonephritides (PGN and NPGN) is still not fully understood, however, current evidence suggests that most cases of PGN and NPGN are the results of immunologic response to different etiologic agents that activates various biological processes leading to glomerular inflammation and injury. Programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) is the major inhibitory receptor regulating T cell exhaustion. The aim of this study was to evaluate the frequencies of PD-1-positive and PD-ligand 1 (PD-L1)-positive T and B lymphocytes in patients with NPGN and PGN in relation to clinical parameters for the first time...
August 2, 2017: Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis
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