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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353414/oral-administration-of-compound-probiotics-ameliorates-hfd-induced-gut-microbe-dysbiosis-and-chronic-metabolic-inflammation-via-the-g-protein-coupled-receptor-43-in-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-rats
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Yinji Liang, Shu Liang, Yupei Zhang, Yuanjun Deng, Yifang He, Yanning Chen, Chan Liu, Chenli Lin, Qinhe Yang
The aim of this study was to investigate how the effects of compound probiotics modulate the gut microbiota, short-chain fatty acid (SCFA), body composition, serum and liver lipids, and inflammatory markers in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) rats. Twenty-four male SD rats were randomly divided into 3 groups: normal control group (standard feed), high-fat diet (HFD) feeding group (83% standard feed + 10% lard oil + 1.5% cholesterol + 0.5% cholate + 5% sucrose), and compound probiotics intervention group (HFD + 0...
January 20, 2018: Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353381/effect-of-kaempferol-pretreatment-on-myocardial-injury-in-rats
#2
Anamika Vishwakarma, Thakur Uttam Singh, Soya Rungsung, Tarun Kumar, Arunvikram Kandasamy, Subhashree Parida, Madhu Cholenahalli Lingaraju, Ajay Kumar, Asok Kumar, Dinesh Kumar
The present study was undertaken to evaluate the effect of kaempferol in isoprenaline (ISP)-induced myocardial injury in rats. ISP was administered subcutaneously for two subsequent days to induce myocardial injury. Assessment of myocardial injury was done by estimation of hemodynamic functions, myocardial infarcted area, cardiac injury markers, lipid profile, oxidative stress, pro-inflammatory cytokines and histopathology of heart and liver. Rats pretreated with kaempferol showed reduction in the myocardial infarcted area and heart rate...
January 20, 2018: Cardiovascular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353306/toxoplasma-gondii-antigen-sag2a-differentially-modulates-il-1%C3%AE-expression-in-resistant-and-susceptible-murine-peritoneal-cells
#3
Jamilly Azevedo Leal-Sena, Jane Lima Dos Santos, Thaise Anne Rocha Dos Santos, Edson Mário de Andrade, Tiago Antônio de Oliveira Mendes, Juliano Oliveira Santana, Tiago Wilson Patriarca Mineo, José Roberto Mineo, Jair Pereira da Cunha-Júnior, Carlos Priminho Pirovani
The cell surface of Toxoplasma gondii is covered by antigens (SAGs) from the SRS family anchored by glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI) and includes antigens from the SAG2 family. Among these, the SAG2A surface antigen shows great potential in activating humoral responses and has been used in characterizing the acute phase of infection and in the serological diagnosis of toxoplasmosis. In this study, we aimed to evaluate rSAG2A-induced proteins in BALB/c and C57BL/c mice macrophages and to evaluate the phenotypic polarization induced in the process...
January 20, 2018: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353230/a-model-of-dormant-emergent-metastatic-breast-cancer-progression-enabling-exploration-of-biomarker-signatures
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Amanda M Clark, Manu Kumar, Sarah Wheeler, Carissa Young, Raman Venkataramanan, Donna Stolz, Linda Griffith, Douglas A Lauffenburger, Alan Wells
Breast cancer mortality predominantly results from dormant micrometastases that emerge as fatal outgrowths years after initial diagnosis. In order to gain insights concerning factors associated with emergence of liver metastases, we recreated spontaneous dormancy in an all-human ex vivo hepatic microphysiological system (MPS). Seeding this MPS with small numbers (<0.05% by cell count) of the aggressive MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cell line, two populations formed: actively proliferating ('growing'; EdU+), and spontaneously quiescent ('dormant'; EdU-)...
January 20, 2018: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353060/parathyroid-hormone-related-protein-contributes-to-early-healing-of-habu-snakevenom-induced-glomerulonephritis-in-mice
#5
Mazène Hochane, Denis Raison, Catherine Coquard, Claire Béraud, Sabrina Danilin, Audrey Bethry, Thierry Massfelder, Mariette Barthelmebs
Proliferative glomerulonephritis is characterized by local inflammation and mesangial cell deterioration, followed by mesangial proliferation and glomerular healing. Parathyroid-hormone-related peptide (PTHrP) is a mesangial cytokine-like growth factor implicated in mesangial proliferation and survival. No data are available about its role in glomerulonephritis. Herein, we analyzed the expression and role of PTHrP in glomerular inflammation and healing in an experimental model of glomerulonephritis induced by intravenous injection of Habu-snake venom in mice...
January 15, 2018: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352500/characterization-of-skin-blister-fluids-from-children-with-epstein-barr-virus-associated-lymphoproliferative-disease
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Taizo Wada, Tomoko Toma, Hanae Miyazawa, Eiko Koizumi, Tetsujiro Shirahashi, Yusuke Matsuda, Akihiro Yachie
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-associated T- or natural killer (NK)-cell lymphoproliferative disease (LPD) is a heterogeneous group of disorders characterized by chronic proliferation of EBV-infected lymphocytes. Patients may present with severe skin manifestations, including hypersensitivity to mosquito bites (HMB) and hydroa vacciniforme (HV)-like eruption, which are characterized by blister formation and necrotic ulceration. Skin biopsy specimens show inflammatory reactions comprising EBV-infected lymphocytes...
January 20, 2018: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352300/5-aminosalicylic-acid-improves-lipid-profile-in-mice-fed-a-high-fat-cholesterol-diet-through-its-dual-effects-on-intestinal-ppar%C3%AE-and-ppar%C3%AE
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Zheng Wang, Debby Koonen, Marten Hofker, Zhijun Bao
Obesity is associated with a series of metabolic complications, including dyslipidemia and insulin resistance (IR) that lack effective therapies. In recent years, intestinal inflammation has been suggested to contribute to obesity related metabolic syndrome and targeting gut inflammation with 5-ASA improves diet induced IR, however, its role in dyslipidemia is unknown and has never been explored. In the present study, we reported for the first time that administration of 5-ASA for 12 weeks significantly improved lipid profile by repressing plasma triglycerides and free cholesterol levels in mice fed high-fat cholesterol diet (HFC)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351901/xiap-regulation-by-mnk-links-mapk-and-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-to-determine-an-aggressive-breast-cancer-phenotype
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Myron K Evans, Michael C Brown, Joseph Geradts, Xuhui Bao, Timothy J Robinson, Mohit Kumar Jolly, Peter Vermeulen, Gregory M Palmer, Matthias Gromeier, Herbert Levine, Michael A Morse, Steven Van Laere, Gayathri R Devi
Hyperactivation of the NFκB pathway is a distinct feature of inflammatory breast cancer (IBC), a highly proliferative and lethal disease. Gene expression studies in IBC patient tissue have linked epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR/HER2)-mediated MAPK signaling to NFκB hyperactivity, but the mechanism(s) by which this occurs remain unclear. Here, we report that the X-linked inhibitor of apoptosis protein (XIAP) plays a central role in linking these two pathways. XIAP overexpression correlated with poor prognoses in breast cancer patients and was frequently observed in untreated IBC patient primary tumors...
January 19, 2018: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351855/the-relationship-of-circulating-fibroblast-growth-factor-21-levels-with-incident-atrial-fibrillation-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
#9
Tsz Him Hui, Robyn L McClelland, Matthew A Allison, Carlos J Rodriguez, Richard A Kronmal, Susan R Heckbert, Erin D Michos, Philip J Barter, Kerry-Anne Rye, Kwok Leung Ong
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Elevated circulating levels of fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) are associated with multiple cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors and incident events. Previous small cross-sectional studies, mainly in Chinese populations, have suggested FGF21 may play a role in the development of atrial fibrillation (AF). We therefore investigated the relationship of FGF21 levels with incident AF in participants free of clinically apparent CVD at baseline in a large, multi-ethnic cohort...
December 25, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351480/mechanistically-different-effects-of-fat-and-sugar-on-insulin-resistance-hypertension-and-gut-microbiota-in-rats
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Sara Ramos-Romero, Mercè Hereu, Lidia Atienza, Josefina Casas, Olga Jáuregui, Susana Amézqueta, Gabriel Dasilva, Isabel Medina, Maria Rosa Nogués, Marta Romeu, Josep Lluís Torres
Insulin resistance (IR) and impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) are the first manifestations of diet-induced metabolic alterations leading to type-2 diabetes, while hypertension is the deadliest risk factor of cardiovascular disease. The roles of dietary fat and fructose in the development of IR, IGT and hypertension are controversial. We tested the long-term effects of an excess of fat or sucrose (fructose/glucose) on healthy male Wistar Kyoto (WKY) rats. Fat affects IR and IGT earlier than fructose through low-grade systemic inflammation evidenced by liver inflammatory infiltration, increased levels of plasma interleukin-6, prostaglandin E2 and reduced levels of protective short-chain fatty acids without triggering hypertension...
January 2, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351002/protective-effect-of-the-standardized-leaf-extract-of-ginkgo-biloba-egb761-against-hypertension-induced-renal-injury-in-rats
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Ahmed O Abdel-Zaher, Hanan S M Farghaly, Abeer E M El-Refaiy, Ahmed M Abd-Eldayem
BACKGROUND: Ginkgo biloba leaves extract has been widely used worldwide to protect against oxidative stress-induced cell damage and improves blood circulation. METHODS: The potential protective role of the standardized leaf extract of Ginkgo biloba (EGb761) on hypertension-induced renal injury was investigated in rats. Hypertension was induced in rats by L-NAME. RESULT: Repeated treatment with EGb761 produced progressive reductions in the systolic, diastolic and mean arterial blood pressure...
January 19, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350418/species-differences-in-circulation-and-inflammatory-responses-in-children-with-common-respiratory-adenovirus-infections
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Haruna Nakamura, Takao Fujisawa, Shigeru Suga, Kiyosu Taniguchi, Mizuho Nagao, Masahiro Ito, Hitoshi Ochiai, Masami Konagaya, Nozomu Hanaoka, Tsuguto Fujimoto
BACKGROUND: Human adenoviruses (HAdVs) cause severe inflammatory respiratory infections, but previous epidemiological studies lacked analysis of the characteristics of the inflammation. METHODS: Consecutive patients <13 years old with acute febrile illness during a 2-year period were tested. HAdV strains were isolated from nasopharyngeal swabs, and molecular identification was performed by hexon, fiber and species-specific PCR methods. Blood inflammatory markers, including the white blood cell (WBC) count, CRP and 29 cytokines, were measured...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350381/macrophage-migration-inhibitory-factor-knockout-attenuates-endotoxin-induced-cardiac-dysfunction-in-mice
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Jie Zhang, Xin Zhang, Yuqi Cui, Lianqun Cui, Peng Zhao
BACKGROUND: The accumulated evidence suggests that macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) plays a key role not only in acute and chronic inflammatory diseases but also in cardiovascular disease. The cardiac dysfunction is related to lipopolysaccharide (LPS) in sepsis. AIM: This study was designed to examine whether MIF mediates LPS-induced cardiac dysfunction and address the mechanisms. METHODS: Echocardiography, immunohistochemical analysis, cell shortening/relengthening and intracellular Ca2+ fluorescence evaluation were performed in whole hearts and isolated cardiomyocytes from C57 and MIF knockout mice treated with or without LPS...
January 19, 2018: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350267/modern-work-up-and-extended-resection-in-perihilar-cholangiocarcinoma-the-amc-experience
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F Rassam, E Roos, K P van Lienden, J E van Hooft, H J Klümpen, G van Tienhoven, R J Bennink, M R Engelbrecht, A Schoorlemmer, U H W Beuers, J Verheij, M G Besselink, O R Busch, T M van Gulik
AIM: Perihilar cholangiocarcinoma (PHC) is a challenging disease and requires aggressive surgical treatment in order to achieve curation. The assessment and work-up of patients with presumed PHC is multidisciplinary, complex and requires extensive experience. The aim of this paper is to review current aspects of diagnosis, preoperative work-up and extended resection in patients with PHC from the perspective of our own institutional experience with this complex tumor. METHODS: We provided a review of applied modalities in the diagnosis and work-up of PHC according to current literature...
January 19, 2018: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350007/-the-metabolic-profilings-study-of-serum-and-spinal-cord-from-acute-spinal-cord-injury-rats-%C3%A2-h-nmr-spectroscopy
#15
Hua-Hui Hu, Xiao-Long Huang, Ren-Fu Quan, Zong-Bao Yang, Jing-Jing Xu
OBJECTIVE: To establish the rat model of acute spinal cord injury, followed by aprimary study on this model with ¹H NMR based on metabonomics and to explore the metabonomics and biomarkers of spinal cord injury rat. METHODS: Twenty eight-week-old adult male SD rats of clean grade, with body weight of (200±10) g, were divided into sham operation group and model group in accordance with the law of random numbers, and every group had 10 rats. The rats of sham operation group were operated without damaging the spinal cord, and rats of model group were made an animal model of spinal cord incomplete injury according to the modified Allen's method...
February 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349839/inflammatory-biomarkers-and-intellectual-disability-in-patients-with-down-syndrome
#16
S Manti, M C Cutrupi, C Cuppari, E Ferro, V Dipasquale, G Di Rosa, R Chimenz, M A La Rosa, A Valenti, V Salpietro
BACKGROUND: Intellectual disability (ID) is part of the Down syndrome (DS) phenotypic spectrum, but the exact molecular pathophysiology of ID in individuals with DS is not yet fully understood, with many research hypotheses still unproven. Basing on previous studies (which suggested a possible role of altered inflammatory response in DS-related ID), we assessed the serum levels of a number of inflammatory biomarkers [serum amyloid A (SAA), C-reactive protein (C-RP), high mobility group box-1 (HMGB1)] in a cohort of individuals with DS and healthy controls...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research: JIDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349807/possible-role-of-plasmacytoid-dendritic-cells-in-pityriasis-lichenoides
#17
M Karouni, J Abou Rahal, M Kurban, A G Kibbi, O Abbas
BACKGROUND: Plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDCs) and their product, type I interferons (IFNs), have been implicated in the pathogenesis of several skin disorders characterized by an interface dermatitis (ID) pattern, such as lichen planus (LP). A type I IFN signature has previously been documented in pityriasis lichenoides (PL). Although pDCs are known to be the main source and most potent producers of local type I IFNs, their role in PL has not been investigated. AIM: To investigate the role of pDCs in PL...
January 19, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349511/treatment-of-severe-periodontitis-with-a-laser-and-light-emitting-diode-led-procedure-adjunctive-to-scaling-and-root-planing-a-double-blind-randomized-single-center-split-mouth-clinical-trial-investigating-its-efficacy-and-patient-reported-outcomes-at-1%C3%A2-year
#18
Marco Giannelli, Fabrizio Materassi, Tiziana Fossi, Luca Lorenzini, Daniele Bani
Broad methodological heterogeneity makes the literature on the clinical effects of laser treatment in periodontitis, both as monotherapy and adjunct to non-surgical therapy, which is difficult to interpret. The present split-mouth study was performed: (i) to determine the efficacy and safety of a photoablative-photodynamic diode laser therapy, including antiseptic LED irradiation, in adjunct to scaling and root planing (iPAPD+SRP) vs. sham-treatment+SRP for the treatment of diffuse severe periodontitis and (ii) to estimate the patient-reported outcomes...
January 18, 2018: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349394/infrared-thermography-in-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-vasculitis
#19
Peter H Lin, Angela Echeverria, Mun J Poi
Vasculitis is a clinical condition with associated diagnostic challenges due to nonspecific symptoms and lack of a confirmatory imaging modality. We report a case of a 39-year-old female patient who developed generalized malaise, lethargy, and headache. Laboratory evaluation showed elevated inflammatory markers. Conventional imaging studies including computed tomography and carotid duplex ultrasound were unremarkable. Infrared thermography revealed enhanced thermographic signals in the left carotid artery and aortic arch...
September 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery Cases and Innovative Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348724/ginsenoside-rg3-promotes-inflammation-resolution-through-m2-macrophage-polarization
#20
Saeromi Kang, Soo-Jin Park, Ae-Yeon Lee, Jin Huang, Hae-Young Chung, Dong-Soon Im
Background: Ginsenosides have been reported to have many health benefits, including anti-inflammatory effects, and the resolution of inflammation is now considered to be an active process driven by M2-type macrophages. In order to determine whether ginsenosides modulate macrophage phenotypes to reduce inflammation, 11 ginsenosides were studied with respect to macrophage polarization and the resolution of inflammation. Methods: Mouse peritoneal macrophages were polarized into M1 or M2 phenotypes...
January 2018: Journal of Ginseng Research
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