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International Journal of Inflammation

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828191/neutrophil-extracellular-trap-production-in-patients-with-colorectal-cancer-in-vitro
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J J R Richardson, C Hendrickse, F Gao-Smith, D R Thickett
PURPOSE: Neutrophil Extracellular Traps (NETs) are extracellular neutrophil derived DNA webs which have been implicated in cancer progression and in the development of metastases. NETs production in patients with colorectal cancer was investigated to elucidate their role and prognostic significance. METHODS: Systemic neutrophils were isolated from consecutive patients with colorectal cancer and from age-matched healthy volunteers. Neutrophils were stimulated to produce NETs which were quantified by a measure of the fluorescence of the extracellular DNA...
2017: International Journal of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811954/is-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-a-predictor-of-coronary-artery-disease-in-western-indians
#2
Kamal Sharma, Alap K Patel, Komal H Shah, Ashwati Konat
INTRODUCTION: The current study was designed to evaluate the association of neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) with coronary artery disease (CAD) presence. We also aimed to propose a suitable cut-off of NLR for diagnosis of CAD in Western Indians. METHODS: Total 324 patients undergoing coronary angiography were enrolled and were subdivided into two groups: group 1 (n = 99; population without CAD) and group 2 (n = 225; population with CAD). RESULTS: The results indicated significant (p < 0...
2017: International Journal of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811953/from-inflammation-to-current-and-alternative-therapies-involved-in-wound-healing
#3
REVIEW
Mariana Barreto Serra, Wermerson Assunção Barroso, Neemias Neves da Silva, Selma do Nascimento Silva, Antonio Carlos Romão Borges, Iracelle Carvalho Abreu, Marilene Oliveira da Rocha Borges
Wound healing is a complex event that develops in three overlapping phases: inflammatory, proliferative, and remodeling. These phases are distinct in function and histological characteristics. However, they depend on the interaction of cytokines, growth factors, chemokines, and chemical mediators from cells to perform regulatory events. In this article, we will review the pathway in the skin healing cascade, relating the major chemical inflammatory mediators, cellular and molecular, as well as demonstrating the local and systemic factors that interfere in healing and disorders associated with tissue repair deficiency...
2017: International Journal of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804668/impaired-mrna-expression-of-the-migration-related-chemokine-receptor-cxcr4-in-mesenchymal-stem-cells-of-copd-patients
#4
K Karagiannis, A Proklou, E Tsitoura, I Lasithiotaki, C Kalpadaki, D Moraitaki, I Sperelakis, G Kontakis, K M Antoniou, N Tzanakis
Defective tissue repair and remodeling are main aspects of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) pathophysiology. Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs) have been implicated in this direction, as their functional impairment and recruitment could possibly contribute to disease development and progression. The present study characterizes for the first time the expression of migration related chemokine receptors and their ligands in BM-MSCs from COPD patients. CXCR4/SDF1a and CCR7/CCL19-CCL21 mRNA levels were evaluated in BM-MSCs obtained from twelve COPD patients and seven healthy donors...
2017: International Journal of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676841/an-in-vitro-model-of-gastric-inflammation-and-treatment-with-cobalamin
#5
T R Elliott, A L Guildford
Pernicious anaemia (PA) is an autoimmune condition where antibodies target intrinsic factor and parietal cells, reducing the patient's ability to absorb cobalamin promoting atrophic gastritis. Treatment guidelines are based on excretion data of hydroxocobalamin from healthy individuals obtained 50 years ago. This manuscript describes the use of phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA) to stimulate low grade inflammation in an epithelial colorectal cell line to assess the efficacy of methylcobalamin and hydroxocobalamin...
2017: International Journal of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660089/does-inhalation-of-virgin-coconut-oil-accelerate-reversal-of-airway-remodelling-in-an-allergic-model-of-asthma
#6
N A Kamalaldin, S A Sulaiman, M R Yusop, B Yahaya
Many studies have been done to evaluate the effect of various natural products in controlling asthma symptoms. Virgin coconut oil (VCO) is known to contain active compounds that have beneficial effects on human health and diseases. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of VCO inhalation on airway remodelling in a rabbit model of allergic asthma. The effects of VCO inhalation on infiltration of airway inflammatory cells, airway structures, goblet cell hyperplasia, and cell proliferation following ovalbumin induction were evaluated...
2017: International Journal of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660088/high-vitamin-d-levels-may-downregulate-inflammation-in-patients-with-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease
#7
Fahd Adeeb, Maria Usman Khan, Xia Li, Austin G Stack, Joseph Devlin, Alexander D Fraser
Vitamin D plays a significant role in the immune system modulation and may confer a protective role in autoimmune diseases. We conducted a case-control study to compare 25(OH)D levels in patients with BD who were managed at a regional rheumatology programme in the midwest region of Ireland compared to matched controls. Healthy controls were selected from the Irish health system and matched in 1 : 5 ratio for age, sex, and the month of the year. 25(OH)D levels <20 nmol/L were classified as deficient while levels between 20 and 40 nmol/L were classified as insufficient...
2017: International Journal of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573063/alleviating-promotion-of-inflammation-and-cancer-induced-by-nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs
#8
REVIEW
Anthony M Kyriakopoulos, Markus Nagl, Stella Baliou, Vasilleios Zoumpourlis
CLINICAL RELEVANCE: Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) including aspirin are of intensive use nowadays. These drugs exert their activity via the metabolism of arachidonic acid (AA) by cyclooxygenase inhibition. Though beneficial for health in some instances, both unspecific and specific cyclooxygenase inhibitor activity interfere with AA metabolism producing also proinflammatory lipids that may promote cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This review is based on available literature on clinical uses, biochemical investigations, molecular medicine, pharmacology, toxicity, and epidemiology-clinical studies on NSAIDs and other drugs that may be used accordingly, which was collected from electronic (SciFinder, Medline, Science Direct, and ACS among others) and library searches of books and journals...
2017: International Journal of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553556/the-role-of-toll-like-receptors-in-autoimmune-diseases-through-failure-of-the-self-recognition-mechanism
#9
REVIEW
Mark Farrugia, Byron Baron
Toll-like receptors (TLRs), part of the innate immune system that recognises molecular signatures, are important in the recognition of pathogenic components. However, when specific cellular contexts develop in which TLRs are inappropriately activated by self-components, this may lead to sterile inflammation and result in the occurrence of autoimmunity. This review analyses the available data regarding TLR biochemistry, the specific mechanisms which are brought about by TLR activation, and the importance of these mechanisms in the light of any existing and potential therapies in the field of autoimmunity...
2017: International Journal of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523203/mycobacterium-avium-subsp-paratuberculosis-induces-specific-ige-production-in-japanese-people-with-allergies
#10
D Cossu, S Otsubo, Y Otsubo, S Eda, T Suzuki, Y Iwao, T Kuribayashi, S Yamamoto, L A Sechi, E Momotani
Background. The prevalence of allergies is steadily increasing worldwide; however, the pathogenesis is still unclear. We hypothesized that Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP) may contribute to allergy development. This organism can be present in dairy foods, it can elicit an immunomodulatory switch from a Th1 to a Th2 response, and it has been speculated that it is linked to several human autoimmune diseases. To determine the contribution, sera from 99 individuals with various atopic disorders and 45 healthy nonallergic controls were assessed for total IgE levels and successively for MAP-specific IgE by ELISA...
2017: International Journal of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523202/identification-of-a-novel-alternatively-spliced-form-of-inflammatory-regulator-swap-70-like-adapter-of-t-cells
#11
Marie Hashimoto, Jun-Ichi Nagao, Shojiro Ikezaki, Sonoko Tasaki, Ken-Ichi Arita-Morioka, Yuka Narita, Tamaki Cho, Kenji Yuasa, Amnon Altman, Yoshihiko Tanaka
Activation of naive CD4(+) T cells results in the development of several distinct subsets of effector Th cells, including Th2 cells that play a pivotal role in allergic inflammation and helminthic infections. SWAP-70-like adapter of T cells (SLAT), also known as Def6 or IBP, is a guanine nucleotide exchange factor for small GTPases, which regulates CD4(+) T cell inflammatory responses by controlling Ca(2+)/NFAT signaling. In this study, we have identified a novel alternatively spliced isoform of SLAT, named SLAT2, which lacks the region encoded by exons 2-7 of the Def6 gene...
2017: International Journal of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487813/transcriptional-and-molecular-pathways-activated-in-mesenteric-adipose-tissue-and-intestinal-mucosa-of-crohn-s-disease-patients
#12
Andressa Coope, Lívia Bitencourt Pascoal, Francesca Aparecida Ramos da Silva, José Diego Botezelli, Maria de Lourdes Setsuko Ayrizono, Marciane Milanski, Michel Gardere Camargo, Núria Planell, Mariana Portovedo, Cilene Bicca Dias, João José Fagundes, Raquel Franco Leal
Crohn's disease (CD) is a chronic inflammatory disorder, characterized by cytokine imbalance and transcription signaling pathways activation. In addition, the increase of mesenteric adipose tissue (MAT) near the affected intestinal area is a hallmark of CD. Therefore, we evaluated the transcription signaling pathways and cytokines expression in intestinal mucosa and MAT of active CD patients. Ten patients with ileocecal CD and eight with noninflammatory diseases were studied. The biopsies of intestinal mucosa and MAT were snap-frozen and protein expression was determined by immunoblotting...
2017: International Journal of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487812/high-sensitive-c-reactive-protein-levels-in-a-group-of-syrian-university-male-students-and-its-associations-with-smoking-physical-activity-anthropometric-measurements-and-some-hematologic-inflammation-biomarkers
#13
Wafika Zarzour, Nada Dehneh, Mazen Rajab
In Syria, health risk data on young males are limited. Hence, the aim of the present study was to evaluate cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors along with C-reactive protein levels measured by high-sensitive method (hsCRP) in a group of healthy males of university students (n = 101, 18-25 years old). Participants' anthropometric characteristics; alcohol drinking, smoking, and physical activity habits; parents medical history; and some inflammatory biomarkers were inspected for their associations with hsCRP...
2017: International Journal of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487811/curcumin-inhibits-nthi-induced-muc5ac-mucin-overproduction-in-otitis-media-via-upregulation-of-mapk-phosphatase-mkp-1
#14
Anuhya Sharma Konduru, Shingo Matsuyama, Byung-Cheol Lee, Kensei Komatsu, Jian-Dong Li
Otitis media (OM), characterized by the presence of mucus overproduction and excess inflammation in the middle ear, is the most common childhood infection. Nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHi) pathogen is responsible for approximately one-third of episodes of bacteria-caused OM. Current treatments for bacterial OM rely on the systemic use of antibiotics, which often leads to the emergence of multidrug resistant bacterial strains. Therefore there is an urgent need for developing alternative therapies strategies for controlling mucus overproduction in OM...
2017: International Journal of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487810/cytokines-as-biomarkers-and-their-respective-clinical-cutoff-levels
#15
REVIEW
Rebecca N Monastero, Srinivas Pentyala
Cytokines, including interleukins, interferons, tumor necrosis factors, and chemokines, have a variety of pro- and anti-inflammatory effects in the body through a number of biochemical pathways and interactions. Stimuli, actions, interactions, and downstream effects of cytokines have been investigated in more depth in recent years, and clinical research has also been conducted to implicate cytokines in causal patterns in certain diseases. However, particular cutoffs of cytokines as biomarkers for disease processes have not been well studied, and this warrants future work to potentially improve diagnoses for diseases with inflammatory markers...
2017: International Journal of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487809/the-level-of-oxidative-neutrophil-response-when-determining-endotoxin-activity-assay-a-new-biomarker-for-defining-the-indications-and-effectiveness-of-intensive-care-in-patients-with-sepsis
#16
Michael Yaroustovsky, Ekaterina Rogalskaya, Marina Plyushch, Ludmila Klimovich, Nataliya Samsonova, Marina Abramyan
Background. To analyse the clinical informativity of the neutrophil oxidative response level ("Response") during an Endotoxin Activity Assay (EAA) as a new biomarker defining the indications and effectiveness of intensive care in cardiac surgical patients with septic complications. Methods. Blood samples were taken from 198 adult patients who were admitted to the ICU after cardiac surgery (SIRS: 34, MODS: 36, and sepsis: 128). The composite of laboratory studies included CRP, PCT, EAA with "Response" level, and presepsin...
2017: International Journal of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421157/psoriatic-arthritis-is-an-indicator-of-significant-renal-damage-in-patients-with-psoriasis-an-observational-and-epidemiological-study
#17
Abidullah Khan, Iqbal Haider, Maimoona Ayub, Mohammad Humayun
Background. Psoriasis affects joints in around 30% of the patients. Recent studies have demonstrated an increased risk of essential hypertension, ischemic heart disease, and stroke in psoriatic patients. However, the prevalence of renal disease in patients with psoriasis has not been evaluated properly. Objectives. Objectives were to evaluate renal functions in patients with psoriasis and to assess any possible relationship of renal failure with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Methods. In this cross-sectional study, 30 participants were recruited into the following three groups: group-A, psoriatic arthritis; group-B, psoriasis without arthritis; and group-C, healthy subjects...
2017: International Journal of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316860/hmgb1-and-histones-play-a-significant-role-in-inducing-systemic-inflammation-and-multiple-organ-dysfunctions-in-severe-acute-pancreatitis
#18
REVIEW
Runkuan Yang, Jyrki Tenhunen, Tor Inge Tonnessen
Severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) starts as a local inflammation of pancreatic tissue that induces the development of multiple extrapancreatic organs dysfunction; however, the underlying mechanisms are still not clear. Ischemia-reperfusion, circulating inflammatory cytokines, and possible bile cytokines significantly contribute to gut mucosal injury and intestinal bacterial translocation (BT) during SAP. Circulating HMGB1 level is significantly increased in SAP patients and HMGB1 is an important factor that mediates (at least partly) gut BT during SAP...
2017: International Journal of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127491/sterile-neuroinflammation-and-strategies-for-therapeutic-intervention
#19
REVIEW
Manoj Banjara, Chaitali Ghosh
Sterile neuroinflammation is essential for the proper brain development and tissue repair. However, uncontrolled neuroinflammation plays a major role in the pathogenesis of various disease processes. The endogenous intracellular molecules so called damage-associated molecular patterns or alarmins or damage signals that are released by activated or necrotic cells are thought to play a crucial role in initiating an immune response. Sterile inflammatory response that occurs in Alzheimer's disease (AD), Parkinson's disease (PD), stroke, hemorrhage, epilepsy, or traumatic brain injury (TBI) creates a vicious cycle of unrestrained inflammation, driving progressive neurodegeneration...
2017: International Journal of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116213/are-systematic-screening-for-vitamin-d-deficiency-and-vitamin-d-supplementation-currently-feasible-for-ankylosing-spondylitis-patients
#20
REVIEW
Mickael Essouma, Jean Jacques N Noubiap
Beyond its role in calcium and phosphorus metabolism for healthy bone mineralization, there is increasing awareness for vitamin D contribution in modulation of immune reactions. Given that ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic inflammatory disease involving excess immune/inflammatory activity and posing great therapeutic challenges, it is conceivable to claim that vitamin D treatment may be a safe and effective treatment to influence or modify the primary disease and its related comorbidities. Nevertheless, consistent body of research supporting this hypothesis is still lacking...
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