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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344516/ulinastatin-ameliorates-tissue-damage-of-severe-acute-pancreatitis-through-modulating-regulatory-t-cells
#1
Yu Pan, Haizong Fang, Fengchun Lu, Minggui Pan, Fei Chen, Ping Xiong, Yi Yao, Heguang Huang
BACKGROUND: Ulinastatin or urinary trypsin inhibitor (UTI) has been shown to ameliorate the inflammatory response induced by experimental severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) and hence reduce the mortality, however the mechanism of its action remains incompletely understood. We have investigated the effect of ulinastatin on regulatory T-cells (Tregs) in an established rat model of SAP. METHODS: We established a rat SAP model by injecting 5% Na-taurocholate into the pancreatic duct and treated the SAP rats with ulinastatin with different dose level (5000, 10000, 30000 U/kg) through intraperitoneal injection at 0, 6 and 12 h...
2017: Journal of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331434/successful-reduction-of-inflammatory-responses-and-arachidonic-acid-cyclooxygenase-2-pathway-in-human-pulmonary-artery-endothelial-cells-by-silencing-adipocyte-fatty-acid-binding-protein
#2
Qian Wang, Guanglin Shi, Ying Teng, Xia Li, Jin Xie, Qin Shen, Caixin Zhang, Songshi Ni, Zhiyuan Tang
BACKGROUND: Adipocyte fatty acid-binding protein, also known as aP2 or fatty acid-binding protein 4 (FABP4), plays an important role in inflammatory and metabolic responses in adipocytes and macrophages. Recent work has demonstrated that macrophage FABP4 integrates inflammatory and lipid metabolic responses, thereby contributing to the development of insulin resistance and atherosclerosis. However, it is not known whether FABP4 in human pulmonary artery endothelial cells(HPAECs) modulates inflammation...
2017: Journal of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289333/influence-of-vaginal-lactoferrin-administration-on-amniotic-fluid-cytokines-and-its-role-against-inflammatory-complications-of-pregnancy
#3
Martina Maritati, Manola Comar, Nunzia Zanotta, Silva Seraceni, Alessandro Trentini, Fabrizio Corazza, Fortunato Vesce, Carlo Contini
BACKGROUND: An altered amniotic cytokine profile has been reported in inflammatory pregnancy complications with a leading role for IL-6, a marker of the foetal systemic inflammatory response. Up to this date there is no exhaustive information neither on the foetal cytokine balance nor on the best method for its modulation. We aimed to evaluate the influence of vaginal lactoferrin administration on amniotic fluid concentration of 47 cytokines, chemokines and growth factors. METHODS: Sixty women undergoing genetic amniocentesis were enrolled in an open-label clinical trial...
2017: Journal of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265203/overexpression-of-aquaporin-4-in-articular-chondrocytes-exacerbates-the-severity-of-adjuvant-induced-arthritis-in-rats-an-in-vivo-and-in-vitro-study
#4
Li Cai, Chao Lei, Rong Li, Wei-Na Chen, Cheng-Mu Hu, Xiao-Yu Chen, Chun-Mei Li
BACKGROUND: The dysfunction of articular chondrocytes is a crucial step in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) pathogenesis while its molecular mechanisms are not fully known. This study was aimed to investigate the expression of aquaporin 4 (AQP4) in articular chondrocytes of adjuvant-induced arthritis (AIA) rats and its involvement in AIA development. METHODS: Thirty rats were divided into normal and AIA group (n = 15). Rat AIA was induced by intradermal injection of complete Freund's adjuvant and evaluated by secondary paw swelling and histological assessments on knee joint damage...
2017: Journal of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203119/higher-phagocytic-activity-of-thioglycollate-elicited-peritoneal-macrophages-is-related-to-metabolic-status-of-the-cells
#5
Sofia Pavlou, Luxi Wang, Heping Xu, Mei Chen
BACKGROUND: Peritoneal macrophages are widely used in immunological studies. The cells can be collected under non-elicited (resident) or elicited (e.g., with Brewer thioglycollate broth injection) conditions, and their phenotype and functions differ. Recent studies have shown that macrophage phenotype and function are related to their metabolic states, and metabolic reprogramming has been an emerging concept for controlling macrophage function. In this study, we examined the metabolic state of resident and elicited macrophages and investigated how their metabolic state may affect cell function, including phagocytosis...
2017: Journal of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167864/ezetimibe-reduces-cholesterol-content-and-nf-kappab-activation-in-liver-but-not-in-intestinal-tissue-in-guinea-pigs
#6
Peter Fraunberger, Elisabeth Gröne, Hermann-Josef Gröne, Heinz Drexel, Autar K Walli
BACKGROUND: Statins (HMG CoA reductase inhibitors), in addition to reducing circulating cholesterol and incidence of coronary heart disease, also have pleiotropic, anti-inflammatory effects. Patients with chronic liver diseases, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) or hepatitis C are often excluded from statin therapy because of adverse effects in a small cohort of patients despite increased cardiovascular risk cholesterol. Ezetimibe, which inhibits cholesterol absorption by inhibition of Niemann-Pick C1 like 1 (NPC1L1) protein in the brush border of intestinal cells, has been suggested as a new therapeutic option in these patients...
2017: Journal of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115915/effects-of-corticosteroid-plus-long-acting-beta2-agonist-on-the-expression-of-pd-l1-in-double-stranded-rna-induced-lung-inflammation-in-mice
#7
Saaka Hamano, Koichiro Matsumoto, Ken Tonai, Satoru Fukuyama, Keiko Kan-O, Nanae Seki, Hiromasa Inoue, Yoichi Nakanishi
BACKGROUND: Airway viral infections cause the exacerbations of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. PD-L1, also known as B7-H1, is an immune-checkpoint molecule that plays a role in an escape mechanism of viruses from the host immune systems. This escape may be associated with the persistence of viral infection and the exacerbation of the underlying diseases. In a study in vitro, we have shown that corticosteroids plus long-acting beta2-agonists (LABAs) attenuate the upregulation of PD-L1 on airway epithelial cells stimulated with an analog of viral double-stranded RNA, polyinosinic-polycytidylic acid (poly I:C)...
2017: Journal of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100959/hydrogen-rich-saline-attenuates-eosinophil-activation-in-a-guinea-pig-model-of-allergic-rhinitis-via-reducing-oxidative-stress
#8
Shaoqing Yu, Chuanliang Zhao, Na Che, Lin Jing, Rongming Ge
BACKGROUND: It is well considered that reactive oxygen species (ROS) plays a prominent causative role in the development of allergic rhinitis (AR), and eosinophils cells as important allergic inflammatory cells contribute to elevating oxidative stress. Hydrogen, emerging as a novel antioxidant, has been proven effective in selectively reducing ROS in animals models of oxidative damage. We herein aim to verify protective effects of hydrogen on eosinophils cells in guinea pigs models of AR...
2017: Journal of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990099/cardiovascular-diseases-related-gnb3-c825t-polymorphism-has-a-significant-sex-specific-effect-on-serum-soluble-e-selectin-levels
#9
Kokoè Mélinda Gbadoe, Nazha Berdouzi, Alex-Ander Aldasoro Aguiñano, Ndeye Coumba Ndiaye, Sophie Visvikis-Siest
BACKGROUND: The C825T polymorphism (rs5443) of the Guanine Nucleotide-Binding protein subunit β3 (GNB3) gene has been associated with obesity, essential hypertension, atherosclerosis, coronary diseases, and cerebrovascular events, but with some sex-specific effects. Its association with inflammatory mediators such as cell adhesion molecules has not been studied, although they are heavily involved in cardiovascular diseases' (CVDs) processes. The aim of our study was then to investigate a possible sex-specific effect of the GNB3 C825T polymorphism on serum soluble cell adhesion molecules such as E, P and L-selectins (sE, sP and sL-selectins)...
2016: Journal of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980459/increased-adipose-tissue-expression-of-tlr8-in-obese-individuals-with-or-without-type-2-diabetes-significance-in-metabolic-inflammation
#10
Rasheed Ahmad, Shihab Kochumon, Reeby Thomas, Valerie Atizado, Sardar Sindhu
BACKGROUND: The innate immune Toll-like receptors (TLRs) 2/4 are important players in chronic low-grade inflammation called metabolic inflammation in obesity and type-2 diabetes (T2D). While TLR2/4 expression changes associated with metabolic inflammation are known, the adipose tissue expression of endocytic TLR8, which is expressed by all major macrophage subsets, remain unclear. We, therefore, determined the TLR8 mRNA/protein expression in the adipose tissue samples from lean, overweight, and obese individuals with or without T2D...
2016: Journal of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980458/ethyl-pyruvate-is-a-novel-anti-inflammatory-agent-to-treat-multiple-inflammatory-organ-injuries
#11
REVIEW
Runkuan Yang, Shengtao Zhu, Tor Inge Tonnessen
Ethyl pyruvate (EP) is a simple derivative of pyruvic acid, which is an important endogenous metabolite that can scavenge reactive oxygen species (ROS). Treatment with EP is able to ameliorate systemic inflammation and multiple organ dysfunctions in multiple animal models, such as acute pancreatitis, alcoholic liver injury, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), acute viral myocarditis, acute kidney injury and sepsis. Recent studies have demonstrated that prolonged treatment with EP can ameliorate experimental ulcerative colitis and slow multiple tumor growth...
2016: Journal of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932936/riboflavin-along-with-antibiotics-balances-reactive-oxygen-species-and-inflammatory-cytokines-and-controls-staphylococcus-aureus-infection-by-boosting-murine-macrophage-function-and-regulates-inflammation
#12
Somrita Dey, Biswadev Bishayi
BACKGROUND: Macrophages serve as intracellular reservoirs of S. aureus. Recent in vitro studies have confirmed high level resistance by S. aureus to macrophage mediated killing and the intracellular persistence of Staphylococci may play an important role in the pathogenesis. Since this localization protects them from both cell-mediated and humoral immune responses, therefore, a successful anti-staphylococcal therapy should include the elimination of intracellular bacteria, further protecting the host cells from staphylococci-induced cell death...
2016: Journal of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924136/prognostic-value-of-inflammation-in-prostate-cancer-progression-and-response-to-therapeutic-a-critical-review
#13
REVIEW
Alessandro Sciarra, Alessandro Gentilucci, Stefano Salciccia, Federico Pierella, Flavio Del Bianco, Vincenzo Gentile, Ida Silvestri, Susanna Cattarino
Prostate is an immune-competent organ normally populated by inflammatory cells. Prostatic inflammation origin can be multi-factorial and there are some emerging evidences on its possible role as a factor involved in prostate cancer (PC) pathogenesis and progression. This review critically analyzes the role of inflammation as a prognostic factor for progression and aggressiveness of PC. We verified the last 10 years literature data on the association between inflammation and PC aggressiveness, or PC response to therapies...
2016: Journal of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904436/effects-of-metformin-on-blood-and-urine-pro-inflammatory-mediators-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
#14
Wei Chen, Xiaojie Liu, Shandong Ye
BACKGROUND: Metformin has been used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes by suppressing hepatic gluconeogenesis. It has been shown that the subclinical inflammatory responses play important roles in the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes. In the present study, we determined the effects of metformin on the levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines (i.e., IL-6, TNF-α, and MCP-1) and anti-inflammatory mediator IL-10 in blood and urine of patients with type 2 diabetes. There were 210 patients with type 2 diabetes, which were randomized into metformin (n = 112) and non-metformin (gliclazide, acarbose, and repaglinide, n = 98) groups...
2016: Journal of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807399/electric-stimulation-of-the-vagus-nerve-reduced-mouse-neuroinflammation-induced-by-lipopolysaccharide
#15
G Meneses, M Bautista, A Florentino, G Díaz, G Acero, H Besedovsky, D Meneses, A Fleury, A Del Rey, G Gevorkian, G Fragoso, E Sciutto
BACKGROUND: Neuroinflammation (NI) is a key feature in the pathogenesis and progression of infectious and non-infectious neuropathologies, and its amelioration usually improves the patient outcome. Peripheral inflammation may promote NI through microglia and astrocytes activation, an increased expression of inflammatory mediators and vascular permeability that may lead to neurodegeneration. Several anti-inflammatory strategies have been proposed to control peripheral inflammation. Among them, electrical stimulation of the vagus nerve (VNS) recently emerged as an alternative to effectively attenuate peripheral inflammation in a variety of pathological conditions with few side effects...
2016: Journal of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795695/circulating-chemokine-ligand-levels-before-and-after-successful-kidney-transplantation
#16
Hamdi Elmoselhi, Holly Mansell, Mahmoud Soliman, Ahmed Shoker
BACKGROUND: Chemokine ligands (CCLs) play a pivotal role in tissue injury before and after kidney transplantation. Meanwhile, transplantation improves patient's survival and diminishes morbidity. It is hypothesized, then, that kidney transplantation diminishes pre-transplant (pre-TX) levels of circulating inflammatory CCLs. This retrospective study compared circulating levels and profiles of CCLs before transplantation (pre-TX) and after transplantation (post-TX). METHODS: Nineteen CCLs (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 11, 13, 15, 17, 21, 24, 26, 27, CXCL 5, 8, 10, 12 and 13) were measured in 47 stable post-TX recipients, and their stored pre-TX plasma was analyzed by multiplexed fluorescent bead-based immunoassay...
2016: Journal of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27625590/chondroprotective-effect-of-high-molecular-weight-hyaluronic-acid-on-osteoarthritic-chondrocytes-in-a-co-cultivation-inflammation-model-with-m1-macrophages
#17
Christoph Bauer, Eugenia Niculescu-Morzsa, Vivek Jeyakumar, Daniela Kern, Stephan S Späth, Stefan Nehrer
BACKGROUND: Osteoarthritis (OA) is described by an imbalance between anabolic and catabolic processes in the affected joint. This dysregulation of metabolism affects not only chondrocytes within cartilage tissue but also the cells of the synovial membrane across the border of the joint. An important factor in OA is the low viscosity of the synovial fluid. High-molecular-weight hyaluronic acid (HA) can be used to increase the viscosity and also reduce inflammatory processes. The purpose was to establish an in vitro inflammation model and to evaluate the effects of high-molecular-weight HA in a co-cultivation inflammation model of osteoarthritic chondrocytes and M1 macrophages...
2016: Journal of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27601939/circulating-adipokine-levels-and-prognostic-value-in-septic-patients
#18
Andreas Hillenbrand, Pengfei Xu, Shaoxia Zhou, Annette Blatz, Manfred Weiss, Sebastian Hafner, Doris Henne-Bruns, Uwe Knippschild
BACKGROUND: Adipokines have a wide range of effects and are linked to sepsis and septic shock. The aim of the present study was to describe the changes in adipokine levels in septic patients in relation to patients' preseptic adipokine levels. Furthermore, we examined adipokines as prognostic markers. METHODS: Fourteen consecutive critically ill patients meeting the clinical criteria for severe sepsis or septic shock 3 days up to 1 month after major visceral surgery were enrolled prospectively...
2016: Journal of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27563282/acidification-changes-affect-the-inflammasome-in-human-nucleus-pulposus-cells
#19
Frank J Brand, Mahtab Forouzandeh, Harmanpreet Kaur, Francesco Travascio, Juan Pablo de Rivero Vaccari
BACKGROUND: Interleukin (IL)-1β is involved in the pathology of intervertebral disc degeneration. Under normal conditions, IL-1β is present in cells in an inactive form (pro-IL-1β). However, under pathological conditions, pro-IL-1β is turned into its active form (IL-1β) by the inflammasome, a multi-protein complex of the innate immune response that activates caspase-1. Under conditions of degeneration, the disc experiences an environment of increased acidification. However, the implications of acidification on the innate immune response remain poorly explored...
2016: Journal of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27555804/monocyte-chemoattractant-protein-1-is-not-required-for-liver-regeneration-after-partial-hepatectomy
#20
Stephanie L Wyler, Shawna L D'Ingillo, Cheri L Lamb, Kristen A Mitchell
BACKGROUND: Liver regeneration following 70 % partial hepatectomy (PH) requires the coordinated expression of soluble mediators produced by macrophages. Monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) is a potent stimulus of monocyte recruitment and macrophage activation. The goal of this study was to determine how MCP-1 contributes to liver regeneration. METHODS: PH was performed on anesthetized C57Bl/6 (wild type) and MCP-1 knockout mice, and macrophage-produced cytokines and hepatocyte proliferation were measured...
2016: Journal of Inflammation
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