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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734805/c-reactive-protein-mediating-immunopathological-lesions-a-potential-treatment-option-for-severe-influenza-a-diseases
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Rongbao Gao, Lijie Wang, Tian Bai, Ye Zhang, Hong Bo, Yuelong Shu
Severe influenza diseases with high mortality have been frequently reported, especially in those patients infected with avian influenza A (H5N1, H7N9 or H10N8) or during a pandemic. Respiratory distress, which is attributed to alveolar damage associated with immunopathological lesions, is the most common cause of death. There is a wealth of information on pathogenesis or treatment options. In this study, we showed that high levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) were induced and correlated with complement activation in patients infected with severe influenza A (H5N1, H7N9 or H10N8), and higher levels were induced in fatal patients than in survivors...
July 13, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731139/inhibitory-effects-of-fkbp14-on-human-cervical-cancer-cells
#2
Lian-Yi Sun, Jiu-Zhi Tao, Bing Yan, Jian-Shu Lin
The FK506-binding protein 14 (FKBP14), which belongs to a subfamily of immunophilins, has been implicated in various biochemical processes. However, its effects on human cervical cancer remain to be elucidated. The present study aimed to determine the exact role of FKBP14 in human cervical cancer cell proliferation, cell cycle progression, apoptosis, invasion and migration. Cell proliferation was measured by Cell Counting Kit‑8 assay. Flow cytometry was conducted to determine the effects of FKBP14 on cell cycle progression and apoptosis...
July 21, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729347/lethal-avian-influenza-a-h5n1-virus-induces-ataxic-breathing-in-mice-with-apoptosis-of-pre-botzinger-complex-neurons-expressing-neurokinin-1-receptor
#3
Jianguo Zhuang, Na Zang, Chunyan Ye, Fadi Xu
BACKGROUND: Lethal influenza A (H5N1) induces respiratory failure in humans. Although it also causes death at 7 day postinfection (dpi) in mice, the development of the respiratory failure and the viral impact on pre-Botzinger complex (PBC) neurons expressing neurokinin 1 receptor (NK1R), the respiratory rhythm-generator, have not been explored. METHODS: Body temperature, weight, ventilation, arterial blood pH and gases were measured at 0, 2, 4, and 6 dpi in control, lethal HK483 and non-lethal HK486 viral infected mice...
July 20, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726772/mice-lacking-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb1-exhibit-marked-dna-damage-responses-and-more-severe-gastric-pathology-in-response-to-intraperitoneal-tamoxifen-administration
#4
Michael D Burkitt, Jonathan M Williams, Tristan Townsend, Rachael Hough, DMark Pritchard
Tamoxifen (TAM) has recently been shown to cause acute gastric atrophy and metaplasia in mice. We have previously demonstrated that the outcome of Helicobacter felis infection, which induces similar gastric lesions in mice, is altered by deletion of specific NF-κB subunits. Nfkb1(-/-) mice developed more severe gastric atrophy than wild-type (WT) mice 6 weeks after H. felis infection. In contrast, Nfkb2(-/-) mice were protected from this pathology. We therefore hypothesized that gastric lesions induced by TAM may be similarly regulated by signaling via NF-κB subunits...
July 20, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722018/a-pro-survival-role-for-the-intracellular-granzyme-b-inhibitor-serpinb9-in-natural-killer-cells-during-poxvirus-infection
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Matthew S Mangan, Carolina R Melo-Silva, Jennii Luu, Catherina H Bird, Aulikki Koskinen, Alexandra Rizzitelli, Monica Prakash, Katrina L Scarff, Arno Müllbacher, Matthias Regner, Phillip I Bird
Intracellular serpins are proposed to inactivate proteases released from lysosome-related organelles into the host cell interior, preventing cell death. Serpinb9 opposes the immune cytotoxic protease, granzyme B, and in a number of settings protects cells against granzyme B-mediated cell death. Using a knockout mouse line engineered to express green fluorescent protein under the serpbinb9 promoter, we demonstrate that serpinb9 is vital for host survival during Ectromelia virus infection by maintaining both mature NK cells, and activated CD8(+) T cells...
July 19, 2017: Immunology and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720287/occurrence-toxicity-bioaccessibility-and-mitigation-strategies-of-beauvericin-a-minor-fusarium-mycotoxin
#6
REVIEW
C Luz, F Saladino, F B Luciano, J Mañes, G Meca
Emerging Fusarium mycotoxins include the toxic secondary metabolites fusaproliferin, enniatins, beauvericin (BEA), and moniliform. BEA is produced by some entomo- and phytopathogenic Fusarium species and occurs naturally on corn and corn-based foods and feeds infected by Fusarium spp. BEA has shown various biological activities (antibacterial, antifungal, and insecticidal) and possesses toxic activity, including the induction of apoptosis, increase cytoplasmic calcium concentration and lead to DNA fragmentation in mammalian cell lines...
July 15, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719951/neuronal-apoptosis-pathological-basis-of-behavioral-dysfunctions-induced-by-angiostrongylus-cantonensis-in-rodents-model
#7
Shiqi Luo, Lisi OuYang, Jie Wei, Feng Wu, Zhongdao Wu, Wanlong Lei, Dongjuan Yuan
Angiostrongylus cantonensis invades the central nervous system (CNS) of humans to induce eosinophilic meningitis and meningoencephalitis and leads to persistent headache, cognitive dysfunction, and ataxic gait. Infected mice (nonpermissive host), admittedly, suffer more serious pathological injuries than rats (permissive host). However, the pathological basis of these manifestations is incompletely elucidated. In this study, the behavioral test, histological and immunohistochemical techniques, and analysis of apoptotic gene expression, especially caspase-3, were conducted...
June 2017: Korean Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714360/knockdown-of-calponin-2-suppressed-cell-growth-in-gastric-cancer-cells
#8
Jianwei Hu, Wenjuan Xie, Lingyue Shang, Xi Yang, Quanlin Li, Meidong Xu, Jianming Dou, Yiren Zhou, Weixin Niu, Yanhua Wu
Calponin family members are actin filament-associated regulatory proteins with distinct expression patterns. Previous studies on CNN2 (calponin 2) have demonstrated that CNN2 is expressed in a broad range of tissues and cell types, exhibiting potential regulatory roles in a number of cellular activities, including cell proliferation, cell migration, and platelet adhesion. In this work, we found that both messenger RNA and protein expression levels of CNN2 were remarkably upregulated in 60%-70% of gastric cancer tissues by comparison with those of neighboring non-tumorous mucosa...
July 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713772/harnessing-neutrophil-survival-mechanisms-during-chronic-infection-by-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-novel-therapeutic-targets-to-dampen-inflammation-in-cystic-fibrosis
#9
REVIEW
Benoît S Marteyn, Pierre-Régis Burgel, Laurent Meijer, Véronique Witko-Sarsat
More than two decades after cloning the cystic fibrosis transmembrane regulator (CFTR) gene, the defective gene in cystic fibrosis (CF), we still do not understand how dysfunction of this ion channel causes lung disease and the tremendous neutrophil burden which persists within the airways; nor why chronic colonization by Pseudomonas aeruginosa develops in CF patients who are thought to be immunocompetent. It appears that the microenvironment within the lung of CF patients provides favorable conditions for both P...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713009/aeromonas-hydrophila-induced-alterations-in-cytosolic-calcium-activate-pro-apoptotic-cpkc-mek1-2-tnf%C3%AE-axis-in-infected-headkidney-macrophages-of-clarias-gariepinus
#10
Asha Shelly, Chaitali Banerjee, Gunjan Kumar Saurav, Atish Ray, Vipin Singh Rana, Rajagopal Raman, Shibnath Mazumder
Alterations in intracellular-calcium (Ca(2+))i homeostasis is critical to Aeromonas hydrophila-induced headkidney macrophages (HKM) apoptosis of Clarias gariepinus, though the implications are poorly understood. Here, we describe the role of intermediate molecules of Ca(2+-)signaling pathway that are involved in HKM apoptosis. We observed phosphoinositide-3-kinase/phospholipase C is critical for (Ca(2+))i release in infected HKM. Heightened protein kinase-C (PKC) activity and phosphorylation of MEK1/2-ERK1/2 was noted which declined in presence of 2-APB, Go6976 and PD98059, inhibitors to IP3-receptor, conventional PKC isoforms (cPKC) and MEK1/2 respectively implicating Ca(2+)/cPKC/MEK-ERK1/2 axis imperative in A...
July 14, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712394/-human-rhinovirus-infection-promotes-mast-cell-apoptosis-and-increases-the-release-of-inflammatory-cytokines
#11
Haiwen Liu, Jingyu Tan, Huiquan Feng, Dianzhu Pan
Objective To investigate the regulation of innate immune response of HMC-1 mast cells to human rhinovirus (HRV) infection. Methods Virus replication in HMC-1 cells was quantified by real-time quantitative PCR (qRT-PCR). Cell viability and apoptosis were assessed by flow cytometry. The levels of tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α), interferon α (IFN-α), interleukin 6 (IL-6) and IL-8 produced by HMC-1 cells were measured using ELISA. Results After HRV infected HMC-1 cells, the copy numbers of virus RNA and apoptotic cells increased obviously over time, what's more, the release of TNF-α, IFN-α, IL-6 and IL-8 from HMC-1 cells ascended significantly compared with control groups...
July 2017: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711488/immunomodulatory-intervention-with-gamma-interferon-in-mice-with-sepsis
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Yu Wang, Bing-Bing Kong, Wen-Ping Yang, Xin Zhao, Rong Zhang
AIMS: Sepsis-triggered immune paralysis including T-cell dysfunction increase susceptibility to infection. Gamma interferon (IFNg) exert beneficial effects in patients with sepsis. Herein, we speculated that IFNg may attenuate T-cell dysfunction induced by sepsis, although the mechanisms remain elusive. To test this hypothesis, we used a model based on cecal ligation and puncture (CLP) to induce sepsis in mice. MAIN METHODS: Male C57BL/6 mice were pretreated with recombinant human IFNg (0...
July 12, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711010/the-paralytic-shellfish-toxin-saxitoxin-enters-the-cytoplasm-and-induces-apoptosis-of-oyster-immune-cells-through-a-caspase-dependent-pathway
#13
Celina Abi-Khalil, Darren S Finkelstein, Genevieve Conejero, Justin Du Bois, Delphine Destoumieux-Garzon, Jean Luc Rolland
Exposure of the toxin-producing dinoflagellate Alexandrium catenella (A. catenella) was previously demonstrated to cause apoptosis of hemocytes in the oyster species Crassostrea gigas. In this work, a coumarin-labeled saxitoxin appeared to spread throughout the cytoplasm of the hemocytes. PSTs, including saxitoxin, were also shown to be directly responsible for inducing apoptosis in hemocytes, a process dependent on caspase activation and independent of reactive oxygen species (ROS) production. A series of in vitro labelling and microscopy experiments revealed that STX and analogs there of induced nuclear condensation, phosphatidylserine exposure, membrane permeability, and DNA fragmentation of hemocytes...
July 8, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707073/protective-effects-of-spatholobi-caulis-extract-on-neuronal-damage-and-focal-ischemic-stroke-reperfusion-injury
#14
Hee Ra Park, Heeeun Lee, Jung-Jin Lee, Nam-Hui Yim, Min-Jung Gu, Jin Yeul Ma
Neuronal apoptotic cell death plays an important role in many neurological disorders, including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and ischemic stroke. Spatholobi Caulis (SC) has been widely used in traditional herbal medicine for the treatment of cancer, inflammation, viral infection, and anemia. However, the protective effects of SC extract (SCE) against apoptotic cell death in the brain have not been reported. We investigated the protective effects of SCE against neuronal injury etoposide-induced neurotoxicity and in rats subjected to focal transient ischemic stroke middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) for 45 min, followed by 7 days of reperfusion...
July 13, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706939/chlamydia-and-mitochondria-an-unfragmented-relationship
#15
COMMENT
Suvagata R Chowdhury, Thomas Rudel
Presence of pathogens within a eukaryotic cell is apt to generate stress. Such stress eventually leads to host defense responses, which includes, but is not limited to, apoptosis induction and subsequent destruction of the host cell and the pathogen. Obligate intracellular pathogens such as Chlamydia trachomatis are dependent on the survival of the host cell owing to their unique replication niche within a membrane-bound inclusion. Furthermore, being energy parasites, chlamydial development is strictly dependent on the host metabolism...
June 14, 2017: Microbial Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704922/transcriptome-differences-in-porcine-alveolar-macrophages-from-tongcheng-and-large-white-pigs-in-response-to-highly-pathogenic-porcine-reproductive-and-respiratory-syndrome-virus-prrsv-infection
#16
Wan Liang, Likai Ji, Yu Zhang, Yueran Zhen, Qingde Zhang, Xuewen Xu, Bang Liu
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) is a single-stranded positive-sense RNA virus that can cause devastating reproductive failure and respiratory tract lesions, which has led to serious damage to the swine industry worldwide. Our previous studies have indicated that Tongcheng (TC) pigs, a Chinese local breed, have stronger resistance or tolerance to PRRSV infection than Large White (LW) pigs. This study aims to investigate their host transcriptome differences in porcine alveolar macrophages (PAMs) at 7 days post challenge...
July 12, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704657/dual-blades-the-role-of-musashi-1-in-zika-replication-and-microcephaly
#17
Robyn S Klein
Infection with Zika virus (ZIKV) during pregnancy may cause severe developmental defects in the human brain via unknown mechanisms. In a recent issue of Science, Chavali et al. (2017) identified a neural progenitor cell (NPC)-specific RNA binding protein that may underlie the high levels of ZIKV replication and apoptosis observed in these cells during congenital infections.
July 12, 2017: Cell Host & Microbe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702931/autophagy-induced-by-bovine-viral-diarrhea-virus-infection-counteracts-apoptosis-and-innate-immune-activation
#18
Yulong Zhou, Yachao Ren, Yanlong Cong, Yu Mu, Renfu Yin, Zhuang Ding
Bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) is an important pathogen of cattle that plays a complex role in disease. There are two biotypes of BVDV: non-cytopathic (NCP) and cytopathic (CP). One strategy that has been used to treat or prevent virus-associated diseases is the modulation of autophagy, which is used by the innate immune system to defend against viral infection; however, at present, the interplay between autophagy and BVDV remains unclear. Madin-Darby bovine kidney cells stably expressing microtubule-associated protein 1 light chain 3B (LC3B) with green fluorescent protein (GFP) (GFP-LC3-MDBK cells) and autophagy-deficient MDBKs (shBCN1-MDBK cells) were constructed...
July 12, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702377/dsrna-binding-domain-of-pkr-is-proteolytically-released-by-enterovirus-a71-to-facilitate-viral-replication
#19
Yu-Hsiu Chang, Kean Seng Lau, Rei-Lin Kuo, Jim-Tong Horng
Enterovirus 71 (EV-A71) causes hand, foot and mouth disease in young children and infants, but can also cause severe neurological complications or even death. The double-stranded RNA (dsRNA)-dependent protein kinase R (PKR), an interferon-induced antiviral protein, phosphorylates the regulatory α-subunit of the eukaryotic translation initiation factor 2 in response to viral infection, thereby blocking the translation of cellular and viral mRNA and promoting apoptosis. The cleavage of PKR after infection with poliovirus, a prototype enterovirus, has been reported by others, but the underlying mechanism of this cleavage and its role in viral replication remain unclear...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701757/oncolytic-measles-virus-enhances-antitumour-responses-of-adoptive-cd8-nkg2d-cells-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-treatment
#20
Aiping Chen, Yonghui Zhang, Gang Meng, Dengxu Jiang, Hailin Zhang, Meihong Zheng, Mao Xia, Aiqin Jiang, Junhua Wu, Christian Beltinger, Jiwu Wei
There is an urgent need for novel effective treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Oncolytic viruses (OVs) not only directly lyse malignant cells, but also induce potent antitumour immune responses. The potency and precise mechanisms of antitumour immune activation by attenuated measles virus remain unclear. In this study, we investigated the potency of the measles virus vaccine strain Edmonston (MV-Edm) in improving adoptive CD8(+)NKG2D(+) cells for HCC treatment. We show that MV-Edm-infected HCC enhanced the antitumour activity of CD8(+)NKG2D(+) cells, mediated by at least three distinct mechanisms...
July 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
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