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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429138/prothrombotic-state-in-asthma-is-related-to-increased-levels-of-inflammatory-cytokines-il-6-and-tnf%C3%AE-in-peripheral-blood
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Stanislawa Bazan-Socha, Lucyna Mastalerz, Agnieszka Cybulska, Lech Zareba, Romy Kremers, Michal Zabczyk, Grazyna Pulka, Teresa Iwaniec, Coenraad Hemker, Anetta Undas
Recently, we have reported that asthma is associated with enhanced plasma thrombin formation and impaired fibrinolysis. The mechanisms underlying the prothrombotic state in this disease are unknown. Our aim was to investigate whether prothrombotic alterations in asthmatics are associated with inflammation. We studied 164 adult, white, stable asthmatics and 72 controls matched for age, sex, body mass index (BMI), and smoking. Plasma tumor necrosis factor α (TNFα), interleukin (IL)-6, and serum periostin were evaluated using ELISAs, and their associations with thrombin generation, fibrinolytic capacity, expressed as clot lysis time (CLT), and platelet markers were later analyzed...
April 20, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405853/age-related-changes-in-inflammatory-response-after-experimental-envenomation-impact-on-the-susceptibility-to-androctonus-australis-hector-venom
#2
Wassila Haddad-Ishak-Boushaki, Fatima Laraba-Djebari
In regions at risk of scorpion envenomation, children remain the principal victims; they exhibit severe symptoms and represent a higher mortality rate compared to adults. The pathophysiology of envenomation is related to an excessive inflammatory response; however, no studies have identified the differences in immune responses to scorpion stings and mainly the mechanisms of inflammation between children and adults, which may be a determinant key of the susceptibility of children to scorpion envenomation. In this study, we compared the systemic (blood and lung) and the central (brain) inflammatory responses after injection of Androctonus australis hector (Aah) venom to 7 and 21 postnatal days (pnds) and adult mice by subcutaneous route...
April 13, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405852/chlorinated-flavonoids-modulate-the-inflammatory-process-in-human-blood
#3
Carina Proença, Daniela Ribeiro, Tânia Soares, Sara M Tomé, Artur M S Silva, José L F C Lima, Eduarda Fernandes, Marisa Freitas
Flavonoids are known to react with neutrophil-generated hypochlorous acid (HOCl) at inflammation loci to form stable mono- and dichlorinated products. Some of these products have been shown to retain or even enhance their inflammatory potential, but further information is required in a broader approach to inflammatory mechanisms. In that sense, we performed an integrated evaluation on the anti-inflammatory potential of a panel of novel chlorinated flavonoids and their parent compounds, in several steps of the complex inflammatory cascade, namely, in the activity of cyclooxygenase (COX)-1 and COX-2, and in the production of cytokines [interleukin (IL)-6, IL-1β, tumor necrosis factor (TNF)], and the chemokine, IL-8, as well as in the production of reactive species, using human whole blood as a representative in vitro model, establishing, whenever possible, a structure-activity relationship...
April 13, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405851/fluoride-induces-neuroinflammation-and-alters-wnt-signaling-pathway-in-bv2-microglial-cells
#4
Rui Chen, Lian-Dong Zhao, Hong Liu, Hui-Hua Li, Chao Ren, Peng Zhang, Ke-Tai Guo, Hong-Xi Zhang, De-Qin Geng, Cai-Yi Zhang
Fluoride is a common element in nature and our daily life, and excessive intake of this element can cause fluorosis and irreversible brain damage. The toxic effects of fluoride on the central nervous system may be attributed to the release of inflammatory cytokines and ROS. GSK3β is a key protein that modulates NF-κB activity and inflammatory cytokine levels and plays an important role in the Wnt signaling pathway. In this study, we found that fluoride altered the inflammatory status and oxidative stress by inhibiting Wnt signaling pathway activity...
April 12, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393295/elevated-galectin-9-suppresses-th1-effector-function-and-induces-apoptosis-of-activated-cd4-t-cells-in-osteoarthritis
#5
Shufeng Yang, Jin Wang, Fengrong Chen, Guoyin Liu, Zhiqiang Weng, Jianmin Chen
T cell immunoglobulin and mucin domain 3 (Tim-3) is a critical regulatory molecule found on activated Th1 cells, exhausted CD8(+) T cells, and resting monocytes/macrophages. Galectin-9 (Gal-9) is an identified ligand for Tim-3. Interaction between Tim-3 and Gal-9 is thought to inhibit Th1 responses. The regulation and function of Tim-3 and Gal-9 in osteoarthritis (OA) have not been intensively investigated. We found that in peripheral blood, CD4(+) T cells, but not CD8(+) T cells or CD14(+) monocytes, from OA patients presented significantly elevated Tim-3 and Gal-9 expression compared to those from healthy controls (HC)...
April 10, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391514/inflammatory-and-oxidative-stress-markers-in-experimental-allergic-asthma
#6
Renata Tiscoski Nesi, Emanuel Kennedy-Feitosa, Manuella Lanzetti, Mariana Barcellos Ávila, Clarissa Bichara Magalhães, Walter Araújo Zin, Débora Souza Faffe, Luís Cristóvão Porto, Samuel Santos Valença
Ovalbumin-induced allergic lung inflammation (ALI) is a condition believed to be mediated by cytokines, extracellular matrix remodeling, and redox imbalance. In this study, we evaluated pulmonary function together with inflammatory markers as interleukin-4 (IL-4), myeloperoxidase (MPO), eosinophil cells, and redox markers in the lungs of BALB/c mice after ovalbumin (OVA) sensitization and challenge. Our results showed an increase in bronchial hyperresponsiveness stimulated by methacholine (Mch), inflammatory cell influx, especially eosinophils together with an increase of high mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) and altered lipid peroxidation (LP) and antioxidant defenses in the OVA group compared to the control group (p ≤ 0...
April 8, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365872/saturated-fatty-acid-increases-lung-macrophages-and-augments-house-dust-mite-induced-airway-inflammation-in-mice-fed-with-high-fat-diet
#7
Hiroki Tashiro, Koichiro Takahashi, Hironori Sadamatsu, Go Kato, Keigo Kurata, Shinya Kimura, Naoko Sueoka-Aragane
Obesity is one of the phenotypes of severe asthma, which is considered to be a heterogeneous syndrome; however, its interaction with airway inflammation is not fully understood. The aim of this study was to clarify the role of saturated fatty acids in augmenting airway inflammation induced by house dust mite (HDM) in obesity. Subjects were Balb/c mice fed a high-fat diet (HFD) for 10 weeks, followed by sensitization and exposure to HDM. Subjects were also administered palmitic acid (PA) for 4 weeks with concurrent sensitization and exposure to HDM...
April 1, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365871/cavidine-ameliorates-lipopolysaccharide-induced-acute-lung-injury-via-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway-in-vivo-and-in-vitro
#8
Xiaofeng Niu, Fang Liu, Weifeng Li, Wenbing Zhi, Hailin Zhang, Xiumei Wang, Zehong He
Acute lung injury (ALI) is characterized by widespread inflammation in the lungs and alveolar-capillary destruction, causing high morbidity and mortality. Cavidine, isolated from Corydalis impatiens, have been exhibited to have potent anti-inflammatory effects in previous studies. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the protective effect of cavidine on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced ALI and to enunciate the underlying in vivo and in vitro mechanisms. Mice were intraperitoneally administrated with cavidine (1, 3, or 10 mg/kg) at 1 and 12 h, prior to the induction of ALI by intranasal administration of LPS (30 mg/kg)...
April 1, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364187/chrysin-attenuates-il-1%C3%AE-induced-expression-of-inflammatory-mediators-by-suppressing-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-in-human-osteoarthritis-chondrocytes
#9
Wenhao Zheng, Zhenyu Tao, Leyi Cai, Chunhui Chen, Chuanxu Zhang, Quan Wang, Xiaozhou Ying, Wei Hu, Hua Chen
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative joint disease characterized by cartilage degradation and inflammation. Chrysin, a natural flavonoid extracted from honey and propolis, has been reported to have anti-inflammatory effects. However, the anti-inflammatory effects of chrysin on OA have not been reported. This study aimed to assess the effects of chrysin on human OA chondrocytes. Human OA chondrocytes were pretreated with chrysin (1, 5, 10 μM) for 2 h and subsequently stimulated with IL-1β for 24 h. Production of NO, PGE2, MMP-1, MMP-3, MMP-13, ADAMTS-4, and ADAMTS-5 was evaluated by the Griess reaction and ELISAs...
March 31, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357600/erratum-to-the-natural-course-of-atopic-dermatitis-and-the-association-with-asthma
#10
Min Qiao, Deqi Xiao, Li Qian, Jian'ou Qiao
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 29, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353029/sex-differences-in-macrophage-functions-in-middle-aged-rats-relevance-of-estradiol-level-and-macrophage-estrogen-receptor-expression
#11
Ivana Ćuruvija, Stanislava Stanojević, Nevena Arsenović-Ranin, Veljko Blagojević, Mirjana Dimitrijević, Biljana Vidić-Danković, Vesna Vujić
The aim of this study was to examine the influence of sex on age-related changes in phenotype and functional capacity of rat macrophages. The potential role of estradiol as a contributing factor to a sex difference in macrophage function with age was also examined. Thioglycollate-elicited peritoneal macrophages derived from the young (2 months old) and the naturally senescent intact middle-aged (16 months old) male and female rats were tested for cytokine secretion and antimicrobial activity (NO and H2O2 production and myeloperoxidase activity)...
March 28, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349234/prostaglandin-e2-upregulated-trigeminal-ganglionic-sodium-channel-1-7-involving-temporomandibular-joint-inflammatory-pain-in-rats
#12
Peng Zhang, Ye-Hua Gan
Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) is a key proinflammatory mediator that contributes to inflammatory hyperalgesia. Voltage-gated sodium channel 1.7 (Nav1.7) plays an important role in inflammatory pain. However, the modulation of Nav1.7 in inflammatory pain remains poorly understood. We hypothesized that PGE2 might regulate Nav1.7 expression in inflammatory pain. We here showed that treatment of rat trigeminal ganglion (TG) explants with PGE2 significantly upregulated the mRNA and protein expressions of Nav1.7 through PGE2 receptor EP2...
March 27, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337636/evodiamine-inhibits-zymosan-induced-inflammation-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-inactivation-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-by-inhibiting-i%C3%AE%C2%BAb%C3%AE-phosphorylation
#13
Xia Fan, Jun-Yu Zhu, Yu Sun, Li Luo, Jun Yan, Xue Yang, Jing Yu, Wan-Qi Tang, Wei Ma, Hua-Ping Liang
Evodiamine (EVO), an important alkaloidal component extracted from the fruit of Evodiae fructus, has been known to possess anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative, and other therapeutic capabilities. In the present study, the effects of EVO on zymosan-induced inflammation and its underlying mechanism were investigated both in vitro and in vivo. Our results showed that EVO effectively suppressed both protein and mRNA expression of interleukin-1β, interleukin-6 (IL-6), and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) in vitro...
March 23, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332176/a-naphthoquinone-from-sinningia-canescens-inhibits-inflammation-and-fever-in-mice
#14
Luís A Lomba, Paulo H Vogt, Victor E P Souza, Mariane C G Leite-Avalca, Maria H Verdan, Maria Elida A Stefanello, Aleksander R Zampronio
We previously showed that plants from the genus Sinningia are a source of antiinflammatory and analgesic compounds with different mechanisms of action. The present study evaluated the antiinflammatory, antinociceptive, and antipyretic effects of a crude extract (CE) from Sinningia canescens, its fractions, and 6-methoxy-7-hydroxy-α-dunnione (MHD) in mice. These effects were evaluated using carrageenan (Cg)-induced paw edema, acetic acid- and formalin-induced nociception, mechanical hyperalgesia, lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced fever, and plasma cytokine levels...
March 22, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326455/neutralization-of-mmp-2-and-tnfr1-regulates-the-severity-of-s-aureus-induced-septic-arthritis-by-differential-alteration-of-local-and-systemic-proinflammatory-cytokines-in-mice
#15
Sahin Sultana, Rana Adhikary, Biswadev Bishayi
Despite advancement in the field of antibiotics septic arthritis remains a serious concern till date. Staphylococcus aureus is the most common bacterium that causes septic arthritis. Severity of this disease is directly correlated with chronic inflammation induced by proinflammatory cytokines like TNF-α, interleukin (IL)-1β, IL-6, and induction of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) including MMP-2. The objective of our study was to evaluate the role of MMP-2 and tumor necrosis factor receptor 1 (TNFR1) in the pathogenesis of S...
March 22, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326454/quercetin-and-ascorbic-acid-suppress-fructose-induced-nlrp3-inflammasome-activation-by-blocking-intracellular-shuttling-of-txnip-in-human-macrophage-cell-lines
#16
Jung-Yoon Choe, Seong-Kyu Kim
The aim of this study was to identify the role of thioredoxin-interacting protein (TXNIP) and its interaction with antioxidants in the activation of the fructose-induced NOD-like receptor protein 3 (NLRP3) inflammasome in human macrophages. The study was performed with U937 and THP-1 macrophage cell lines. Total reactive oxygen species (ROS) were measured by flow cytometry. Interleukin-1β (IL-1β), IL-18, NLRP3, TXNIP, and caspase-1 protein expression was detected using western blotting. Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction was used to detect IL-1β, IL-18, and caspase-1 gene expression...
March 22, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321785/microrna-34a-suppresses-autophagy-in-alveolar-type-ii-epithelial-cells-in-acute-lung-injury-by-inhibiting-foxo3-expression
#17
Lan Song, Fangliang Zhou, Lijuan Cheng, Mei Hu, Yingchun He, Bo Zhang, Duanfang Liao, Zhaojun Xu
Excessive autophagic activity of alveolar type II epithelial (AT-II) cells is one of the main causes of acute lung injury (ALI); however, the underlying molecular mechanism remains to be determined. The microRNAs (miRNAs) are involved with autophagy in many diseases. The objective of this study was therefore to investigate the relationship between the miRNA expression and the autophagic activity of the AT-II cells in the pathogenesis of ALI and its molecular mechanism. A mouse model of ALI and AT-II cell injury was induced using lipopolysaccharide (LPS) in vivo and in vitro, and the expression of miR-34a and the autophagy-related proteins LC3 II/I and p62 were determined...
March 21, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315999/artesunate-protects-lps-induced-acute-lung-injury-by-inhibiting-tlr4-expression-and-inducing-nrf2-activation
#18
Deli Zhao, Jinling Zhang, Guangquan Xu, Qiushi Wang
Artesunate, a derivative of artemisinin, has been reported to have anti-inflammatory property. However, few studies showed the protective effects of artesunate on lung injury. In this study, we aimed to investigate the effects of artesunate on LPS-induced lung injury in mice. The mice were treated with artesunate 1 h before or after LPS treatment. The effects of artesunate on lung MPO activity and malondialdehyde (MDA) content were detected. The lung wet/dry radio and the numbers of inflammatory cells in BALF were also measured...
March 18, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303417/protective-effect-of-amygdalin-on-lps-induced-acute-lung-injury-by-inhibiting-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-nlrp3-signaling-pathways
#19
Ao Zhang, Weiyun Pan, Juan Lv, Hui Wu
The acute lung injury (ALI) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in critically ill patients. Amygdalin is derived from the bitter apricot kernel, an efficacious Chinese herbal medicine. Although amygdalin is used by many cancer patients as an antitumor agent, there is no report about the effect of amygdalin on acute lung injury. Here we explored the protective effect of amygdalin on ALI using lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced murine model by detecting the lung wet/dry ratio, the myeloperoxidase (MPO) in lung tissues, inflammatory cells in the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF), inflammatory cytokines production, as well as NLRP3 and NF-κB signaling pathways...
March 16, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303416/microrna-24-modulates-staphylococcus-aureus-induced-macrophage-polarization-by-suppressing-chi3l1
#20
Zhang Jingjing, Zhang Nan, Wu Wei, Guo Qinghe, Wang Weijuan, Wang Peng, Wang Xiangpeng
Macrophages play a crucial role in host innate anti-Staphylococcus aureus defense, which is tightly regulated by multiple factors, including microRNAs. A recent study showed that miR-24 plays an important role in macrophage polarization. Here, we investigated the biological function of miR-24 in S. aureus-stimulated macrophages. The results revealed that miR-24 expression was significantly decreased in both human and mouse macrophage cell lines with S. aureus stimulation in a time-dependent manner. Moreover, miR-24 overexpression significantly decreased the production of M1 phenotype markers, such as IL-6, iNOS, TNF-α, CD86, and CD80, whereas it increased the production of M2 markers, such as Arg1, CCL17, CCL22, CD163, and CD206, in S...
March 16, 2017: Inflammation
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