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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639050/paeoniflorin-suppressed-high-glucose-induced-retinal-microglia-mmp-9-expression-and-inflammatory-response-via-inhibition-of-tlr4-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway-through-upregulation-of-socs3-in-diabetic-retinopathy
#1
Su-Hua Zhu, Bing-Qian Liu, Mao-Juan Hao, Yi-Xin Fan, Cheng Qian, Peng Teng, Xiao-Wei Zhou, Liang Hu, Wen-Tao Liu, Zhi-Lan Yuan, Qing-Ping Li
Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a serious-threatening complication of diabetes and urgently needed to be treated. Evidence has accumulated indicating that microglia inflammation within the retina plays a critical role in DR. Microglial matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP-9) has an important role in the destruction of the integrity of the blood-retinal barrier (BRB) associated with the development of DR. MMP-9 was also considered important for regulating inflammatory responses. Paeoniflorin, a monoterpene glucoside, has a potent immunomodulatory effect on microglia...
June 21, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634844/thrombospondin-1-production-regulates-the-inflammatory-cytokine-secretion-in-thp-1-cells-through-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway
#2
Tian Xing, Yao Wang, Wen-Jie Ding, Yuan-Ling Li, Xiao-Dong Hu, Cong Wang, Ao Ding, Ji-Long Shen
Thrombospondin-1 (TSP-1) is upregulated in several inflammatory diseases. Recent data have shown that macrophages from TSP-1-deficient mice have a reduced inflammatory phenotype, suggesting that TSP-1 plays a part in macrophage activation. DNA microarray approach revealed that Porphyromonas gingivalis lipopolysaccharide (P. gingivalis LPS) may induce the enhanced TSP-1 expression in human monocytes, suggesting a role of TSP-1-mediated pathogenesis in periodontitis. Until recently, the function of TSP-1 has been a matter of debate...
June 20, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620821/administration-of-exogenous-melatonin-after-the-onset-of-systemic-inflammation-is-hardly-beneficial
#3
Lisa Brencher, Maren Oude Lansink, Katharina Effenberger-Neidnicht
Melatonin improves survival and functional impairment including hemolysis, thrombocytopenia, and hypotension when administered in a prophylactic manner or early after initiation of sepsis or endotoxemia. In the present study, melatonin was given not before first symptoms of systemic inflammation became manifest. Lipopolysaccharide was infused at a rate of 0.5 mg/kg × h to induce systemic inflammation in male Wistar rats. Melatonin (single dose 3 mg/kg × 15 min) was intravenously administered 180 and 270 min after starting of the lipopolysaccharide infusion...
June 15, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600744/interleukin-17a-plays-the-same-role-on-mice-acute-lung-injury-respectively-induced-by-lipopolysaccharide-and-paraquat
#4
Hong-Wei Song, Chen Yang, Wei Liu, Xiao-Wei Liu, Zhi Liu, Feng Gao
Interleukin-17A (IL-17A) is involved in multiple inflammatory diseases. Our study was to investigate the role of IL-17A on acute lung injury (ALI) respectively induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and paraquat (PQ) on mice. We built ALI mouse models respectively by single intraperitoneal (i.p.) injection with LPS or single gavage with PQ liquid. Two hours after the models were established, a dosage of neutralizing antibody was used to blockade IL-17A by i.p. injection. At 8, 24, and 48 h, the lung wet-to-dry ratio (W/D) was calculated and total protein in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) was measured; hematoxylin-eosin staining was used to observe lung tissue pathological changes; inflammatory cells in BALF were recorded with a hemocytometer; cytokines were measured with enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay kits; immunohistochemistry examined the expression of IL-17A and activation of nuclear factor-κB p65 (NF-κB p65); and qPCR determined the expression of IL-17A mRNA...
June 10, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584977/andrographolide-benefits-rheumatoid-arthritis-via-inhibiting-mapk-pathways
#5
Zun-Zhong Li, Ju-Peng Tan, Li-Li Wang, Qing-Hua Li
Andrographolide (AD) is the main compound distributed in medicinal herb Andrographis paniculata and exhibits anti-inflammatory activity. AD has been used for the treatment of multiple inflammatory diseases. However, the therapeutic value of AD on human rheumatoid arthritis (RA) remains unclear. In this study, we investigated the effects of AD on collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) and human RA synovial fibroblasts (RA-SFs). CIA mice were treated with AD (dissolved in 0.5% CMC-Na, 100 mg/kg per day) or vehicle (0...
June 6, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578476/lipopolysaccharide-downregulates-kruppel-like-factor-2-klf2-via-inducing-dnmt1-mediated-hypermethylation-in-endothelial-cells
#6
Zhonghai Yan, Yan Deng, Fei Jiao, Junqi Guo, Hailong Ou
KLF2 plays a protective role in antiinflammation and endothelial function, and can be regulated by promoter methylation alteration. Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) is a mediator of inflammatory responses, which causes epigenetic change of certain genes in host cells. We thus aimed to determine whether LPS could control the KLF2 expression by inducing methylation in promoter region. DNA methylation of 16 CpG sites within KLF2 promoter region was detected by bisulfite sequencing PCR. Results showed that methylation at 12 CpG sites were significantly increased in HUVECs after exposure to LPS among the total 16 sites, and the average level was increased by 57%...
June 3, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577134/role-of-oxidative-stress-in-the-suppression-of-immune-responses-in-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-exposed-to-combustible-tobacco-product-preparation
#7
Subhashini Arimilli, Eckhardt Schmidt, Brad E Damratoski, G L Prasad
Cigarette smoking is a major risk factor for several human diseases. Chronic inflammation, resulting from increased oxidative stress, has been suggested as a mechanism that contributes to the increased susceptibility of smokers to cancer and microbial infections. We have previously shown that whole-smoke conditioned medium (WS-CM) and total particulate matter (TPM) prepared from Kentucky 3R4F reference cigarettes [collectively called as combustible tobacco product preparations (TPPs)] potently suppressed agonist-stimulated cytokine secretion and target cell killing in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs)...
June 2, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573530/mecp2-regulates-ptch1-expression-through-dna-methylation-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#8
Zheng-Hao Sun, Yan-Hui Liu, Jun-da Liu, Dan-Dan Xu, Xiao-Feng Li, Xiao-Ming Meng, Tao-Tao Ma, Cheng Huang, Jun Li
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune inflammatory disease, in which pathogenesis is not clear. Many research demonstrated that fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLSs) play a key role in RA pathogenesis, join in the cartilage injury and hyperplasia of the synovium, and contribute to the release of inflammatory cytokines. We used adjuvant arthritis (AA) rats as RA animal models. The methyl-CpG-binding protein 2 (MeCP2) enables the suppressed chromatin structure to be selectively detected in AA FLSs. Overexpression of this protein leads to an increase of integral methylation levels...
June 1, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567497/experimental-sepsis-severity-score-associated-to-mortality-and-bacterial-spreading-is-related-to-bacterial-load-and-inflammatory-profile-of-different-tissues
#9
Muryel Carvalho Gonçalves, Verônica Vargas Horewicz, Débora Denardin Lückemeyer, Arthur Silveira Prudente, Jamil Assreuy
Pneumonia-induced sepsis is responsible for about 50% of cases in the world. Patients who develop severe sepsis and septic shock present organ dysfunction and elevated plasma cytokine levels, which may lead to death. Clinical scores are important to evaluate the framework of septic patients and are used to predict the syndrome progress, prognostics, and mortality. The objective of the present study was to verify the applicability of a murine clinical score system to experimental sepsis (pneumonia-induced sepsis in male mice) and to correlate it with mortality and bacterial dissemination in different organs...
May 31, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555364/osteoclast-associated-receptor-oscar-distribution-in-the-synovial-tissues-of-patients-with-active-ra-and-tnf-%C3%AE-and-rankl-regulation-of-expression-by-osteoclasts-in-vitro
#10
Anak A S S K Dharmapatni, Kent Algate, Roxanne Coleman, Michelle Lorimer, Melissa D Cantley, Malcolm D Smith, Mihir D Wechalekar, Tania N Crotti
Osteoclast-associated receptor (OSCAR) is a co-stimulatory receptor in osteoclastogenesis. Synovial tissues from active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients express higher levels of OSCAR compared with osteoarthritic and normal patients; however, the comparison of OSCAR levels in different regions of active RA synovium has not been reported. The regulation of OSCAR by TNF-α and receptor activator of NF kappa β ligand (RANKL) in pre-osteoclasts/osteoclasts in vitro is unclear. OSCAR and tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase (TRAP) expression levels did not differ between the cartilage pannus junction (CPJ) and non-CPJ regions in active RA...
May 30, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550396/genistein-protects-against-ox-ldl-induced-inflammation-through-microrna-155-socs1-mediated-repression-of-nf-%C3%A4-b-signaling-pathway-in-huvecs
#11
Huaping Zhang, Zhenxiang Zhao, Xuefen Pang, Jian Yang, Haixia Yu, Yinhong Zhang, Hui Zhou, Jiahui Zhao
Genistein plays an important role in the prevention of atherosclerosis. However, the underlying mechanisms have not been fully investigated. In this study, human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) were pretreated with genistein (10, 100, and 1000 nM) for 6 h and then exposed to ox-LDL (50 mg/L) for another 24 h. Results showed that ox-LDL induced the expressions of E-selectin, P-selectin, monocyte chemotactic protein-1, interleukin-8, vascular adhesion molecule-1, and intercellular adhesion molecule-1, which were counteracted by genistein...
May 27, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550395/a-critical-role-for-il-21-receptor-signaling-in-the-coxsackievirus-b3-induced-myocarditis
#12
Fan Yang, Xiao-Mou Wei, Wen-Wu Liang, Wen-Hong Mo, Bao-Ping Tan, Hong Wang
To determine whether IL-21 receptor signaling plays a significant role in promoting Tfh cell-mediated cardiac injury in viral myocarditis (VMC), we compared IL-21R-deficient mice for some parameters of VMC. Balb/c and IL-21R(-/-) mice were infected with CVB3. Frequencies of splenic Tfh cells were determined by flow cytometric analysis, and productions of anti-adenine nucleotide translocator (ANT) autoantibodies were detected by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. To determine the effects of IL-21R signal on the proliferation of B cells, lymphocytes from spleens of the IL-21R(-/-) and Balb/c mice infected by CVB3 were tagged with carboxyfluorescein succinimidyl ester (CFSE) and then were stimulated with lipopolysaccharides plus IL-21 or anti-IL-21 neutralizing antibody for 3 days...
May 26, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540539/involvements-of-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-lymphocytes-in-acute-and-chronic-skin-wound-repair
#13
Peng Xu, Xiujun Fu, Nin Xiao, Yuanyuan Guo, Qing Pei, Yinbo Peng, Yifan Zhang, Min Yao
Wound healing involves three stages including inflammation, proliferation, and tissue remodeling. The underlying mechanisms remain to be further elucidated. The inflammation is characterized by spatially and temporally changing patterns of various leukocyte subsets. It is regarded as the most crucial stage since the inflammatory response is instrumental to supplying various factors and cytokines that orchestrate healing events. As a subtype of T lymphocytes, γδ T cells play an important role in skin homeostasis, tumor immunosurveillance, and wound repair...
May 25, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534140/protective-effects-of-neural-crest-derived-stem-cell-conditioned-media-against-ischemia-reperfusion-induced-lung-injury-in-rats
#14
Chung-Kan Peng, Shu-Yu Wu, Shih-En Tang, Min-Hui Li, Shih-Shiuan Lin, Shi-Jye Chu, Kun-Lun Huang
Current treatments for ischemia-reperfusion (IR)-induced acute lung injury are limited. Mesenchymal stem cell-conditioned medium (CM) has been reported to attenuate lung injury. Neural crest stem cells (NCSCs), a type of multipotent stem cells, are more easily obtained than mesenchymal stem cells. We hypothesize that NCSC-CM has anti-inflammatory properties that could protect against IR-induced lung injury in rats. In this study, NCSC-CM was derived from rat NCSCs. Typical acute lung injury was induced by 30-min ischemia followed by 90-min reperfusion in adult male Sprague-Dawley rats...
May 23, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534139/pulmonary-emphysema-cross-linking-with-pulmonary-fibrosis-and-vice-versa-a-non-usual-experimental-intervention-with-elastase-and-bleomycin
#15
Isabella Cattani-Cavalieri, Adriane Graça Reis, Emanuel Kennedy-Feitosa, Vanessa Pinho-Ribeiro, Manuella Lanzetti, Lycia Brito Gitirana, Bruna Romana-Souza, Luis Cristóvão Porto, Samuel Santos Valença
Elastase (PPE) is usually used for emphysema models, whereas bleomycin (BLM) is used for fibrosis models. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of BLM in PPE-induced emphysema, as well as the effect of PPE in BLM-induced fibrosis. C57BL/6 mice were divided into five groups: control, PPE, BLM, PPE + BLM, and BLM + PPE. Mice received saline, PPE (3 U/mouse), or BLM (20 U/kg) by intranasal instillation. Mice from the BLM and BLM + PPE groups received BLM on day 0 and saline or PPE on day 21, respectively...
May 23, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534138/a-chemically-modified-curcumin-cmc-2-24-inhibits-nuclear-factor-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation-and-inflammatory-bone-loss-in-murine-models-of-lps-induced-experimental-periodontitis-and-diabetes-associated-natural-periodontitis
#16
Muna S Elburki, Carlos Rossa, Morgana R Guimarães-Stabili, Hsi-Ming Lee, Fabiana A Curylofo-Zotti, Francis Johnson, Lorne M Golub
The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of a novel chemically modified curcumin (CMC 2.24) on NF-κB and MAPK signaling and inflammatory cytokine production in two experimental models of periodontal disease in rats. Experimental model I: Periodontitis was induced by repeated injections of LPS into the gingiva (3×/week, 3 weeks); control rats received vehicle injections. CMC 2.24, or the vehicle, was administered by daily oral gavage for 4 weeks. Experimental model II: Diabetes was induced in adult male rats by streptozotocin injection; periodontal breakdown then results as a complication of uncontrolled hyperglycemia...
May 22, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528507/mertk-does-not-mediate-phagocytosis-of-staphylococcus-aureus-but-attenuates-inflammation-induced-by-staphylococcal-lipoteichoic-acid-through-blocking-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation
#17
Bing Zhang, Huimei Wu, Lei Fang, Peishan Ding, Ke Xu, Qingbin Yang, Rongyu Liu
Mer receptor tyrosine kinase (MerTK) expressed in macrophages is essential for phagocytosis of apoptotic cells. Here, we investigate whether MerTK is involved in the phagocytosis of Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) and regulation of staphylococcal lipoteichoic acid (LTA)-induced inflammatory response in macrophages. We found that stimulating RAW264.7 macrophages with S. aureus activated multiple signaling pathways including toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2), scavenger receptor A (SR-A), and MerTK. Meanwhile, S. aureus stimulation also induced activation of proteins focal adhesion kinase (FAK) and Rac1, which are related to phagocytosis...
May 20, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526985/salidroside-attenuates-lps-induced-acute-lung-injury-in-rats
#18
Liu Jingyan, Guo Yujuan, Yang Yiming, Zhu Lingpeng, Yan Tianhua, Miao Mingxing
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effects of salidroside (Sal) on lung injury in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced endotoxemic in vitro and in vivo. SD rats were randomly divided into five groups: control group, LPS group (15 mg kg(-1)), LPS plus dexamethasone (2 mg kg(-1)), and LPS plus Sal groups with different Sal doses (20 mg kg(-1), 40 mg kg(-1)). Wet-to-dry weight (W/D) ratio was performed. Hematoxylin-eosin (HE) staining of lung was performed. Lung level of myeloperoxidase (MPO) was measured...
May 19, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523463/immature-exosomes-derived-from-microrna-146a-overexpressing-dendritic-cells-act-as-antigen-specific-therapy-for-myasthenia-gravis
#19
Weifan Yin, Song Ouyang, Zhaohui Luo, Qiuming Zeng, Bo Hu, Liqun Xu, Yuan Li, Bo Xiao, Huan Yang
Myasthenia gravis (MG) is a neurological autoimmune disease characterized by fluctuating weakness of certain voluntary muscles. Current treatments for MG are largely directed at suppressing the whole immune system by using immunosuppressants or glucocorticoids and often cause several side effects. The ideal therapeutic methods for MG should suppress aberrant immunoactivation specifically, while retaining normal function of the immune system. In this study, we first produced exosomes from microRNA-146a overexpressing dendritic cells (DCs)...
May 18, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501981/protective-effect-of-gentianine-a-compound-from-du-huo-ji-sheng-tang-against-freund-s-complete-adjuvant-induced-arthritis-in-rats
#20
Chen Wenjin, Wang Jianwei
The anti-inflammatory property of gentianine (GE) aroused our interest. To investigate the effect of GE on Freund's complete adjuvant (FCA)-induced arthritis in rats was the aim of this study. Adjuvant-induced arthritis (AA) was induced by the administration of 0.1 ml FCA in the surface of hind paw. Diclofenac sodium (DS) and Fasudil were administered as positive controls. Downregulation of cytokines including interleukin-6 (IL-6), interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β), and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) revealed anti-inflammatory effect of GE, which was consisted with pathological conditions of rat paws...
May 13, 2017: Inflammation
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