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Linda J Fothergill, Brid Callaghan, Billie Hunne, David M Bravo, John B Furness
Recent studies reveal complex patterns of hormone co-expression within enteroendocrine cells (EEC), contrary to the traditional view that gut hormones are expressed individually in EEC. Moreover, different hormones have been found in separate subcellular vesicles. However, detailed analysis of relative expression of multiple hormones has not been made. Subcellular studies have been confined to peptide hormones, and have not included the indolamine, 5-HT, or the neuroendocrine protein, chromogranin A (CgA). In the present work, co-expression of 5-HT, CgA, secretin, CCK, ghrelin, and GLP-1 in mouse duodenum was quantified at a cellular and subcellular level by semi-automated cell counting and quantitative vesicle measurements...
April 18, 2017: Endocrinology
Behdokht Bahrami, Ahmad Hosseini, Abdol-Rasoul Talei, Abbas Ghaderi, Mahboobeh Razmkhah
OBJECTIVE: Adipose derived stem cells (ASCs), as one of the important stromal cells in the tumor microenvironment, are determined with immunomodulatory effects. The principle aim of this study was to evaluate the immunosuppressive effects of ASCs on natural killer (NK) cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this experimental study, we assessed the expressions of indolamine 2, 3-dioxygenase (IDO1), IDO2 and human leukocyte antigen-G5 (HLA-G5) in ASCs isolated from breast cancer patients with different stages as well as normal individuals, using quantitative reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR)...
April 2017: Cell Journal
Xiangrong Zheng, Bo Pang, Guangyan Gu, Taihong Gao, Rui Zhang, Qi Pang, Qian Liu
Glioblastoma stem-like cells (GSCs) play essential roles in glioma growth, radio- and chemo-resistance, and recurrence. Elimination of GSCs has therefore become a key strategy and challenge in glioblastoma therapy. Here, we show that melatonin, an indolamine derived from I-tryptophan, significantly inhibited viability and self-renewal ability of GSCs accompanied by a decrease of stem cell markers. We have identified EZH2-NOTCH1 signaling as the key signal pathway that regulated the effects of melatonin in the GSCs...
2017: International Journal of Biological Sciences
Yue Ma, Xiaolong Sun, Juan Li, Ruihua Jia, Fang Yuan, Dong Wei, Wen Jiang
Epilepsy-associated cognitive impairment is common, and negatively impacts patients' quality of life. However, most antiepileptic drugs focus on the suppression of seizures, and fewer emphasize treatment of cognitive dysfunction. Melatonin, an indolamine synthesized primarily in the pineal grand, is reported to be neuroprotective against several central nervous system disorders. In this study, we investigated whether melatonin could reverse cognitive dysfunction in lithium-pilocarpine treated rats. Chronic treatment with melatonin (8 mg/kg daily for 15 days) after induction of status epilepticus significantly alleviated seizure severity, reduced neuronal death in the CA1 region of the hippocampus, improved spatial learning (as measured by the Morris water maze test), and reversed LTP impairments, compared to vehicle treatment...
February 18, 2017: Neurochemical Research
Naima Souidi, Meaghan Stolk, Juliane Rudeck, Dirk Strunk, Katharina Schallmoser, Hans-Dieter Volk, Martina Seifert
Regeneration of injured tissues requires effective therapeutic strategies supporting vasculogenesis. The lack of instantly available autologous cell sources and immunogenicity of allogeneic endothelial (progenitor) cells limits clinical progress. Based on the immunosuppressive potency of mesenchymal stem/progenitor cells (MSCs), we investigated whether crosstalk between endothelial colony-forming progenitor cells (ECFCs) and MSCs during vasculogenesis could lower allogeneic T cell responses against ECFCs allowing long-term engraftment in vivo...
May 2017: Stem Cells
Karoline Fechter, Akaitz Dorronsoro, Emma Jakobsson, Izaskun Ferrin, Valérie Lang, Pilar Sepulveda, Daniel J Pennington, César Trigueros
γδ T cells play a role in a wide range of diseases such as autoimmunity and cancer. The majority of circulating human γδ T lymphocytes express a Vγ9Vδ2+ (Vδ2+) T cell receptor (TCR) and following activation release pro-inflammatory cytokines. In this study, we show that IFNγ, produced by Vδ2+ cells, activates mesenchymal stem cell (MSC)-mediated immunosupression, which in turn exerts a negative feedback mechanism on γδ T cell function ranging from cytokine production to proliferation. Importantly, this modulatory effect is limited to a short period of time (<24 hours) post-T cell activation, after which MSCs can no longer exert their immunoregulatory capacity...
2017: PloS One
G Carrone, L Zayat, L D Slep, R Etchenique
Ruthenium polypyridine complexes have proved to be useful caging groups for visible-light photodelivery of biomolecules. In most photoreactions, one ligand is expelled upon irradiation, yielding ruthenium mono-aqua complexes and no other photoproduct. In this work we show that a long-lived transient photoproduct is generated when the ruthenium complexes involve indolamines. The spatial conformation of this species is compatible with a cyclic structure that contains both the amine and the normally non-coordinating aromatic ring coordinated to the ruthenium center...
January 18, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
J Klimentova, M Cebova, A Barta, Z Matuskova, S Vrankova, R Rehakova, M Kovacsova, O Pechanova
Melatonin, a multitasking indolamine, seems to be involved in a variety of physiological and metabolic processes via both receptor-mediated and receptor-independent mechanisms. The aim of our study was to find out whether melatonin can affect blood pressure (BP), nitric oxide synthase (NOS) activity, eNOS and nNOS protein expressions in rats with metabolic syndrome (SHR/cp). Rats were divided into four groups: 6-week-old male WKY andSHR/cp and age-matched WKY and SHR/cp treated with melatonin (10 mg/kg/day) for 3 weeks...
October 24, 2016: Physiological Research
Ashton A Connor, Robert E Denroche, Gun Ho Jang, Lee Timms, Sangeetha N Kalimuthu, Iris Selander, Treasa McPherson, Gavin W Wilson, Michelle A Chan-Seng-Yue, Ivan Borozan, Vincent Ferretti, Robert C Grant, Ilinca M Lungu, Eithne Costello, William Greenhalf, Daniel Palmer, Paula Ghaneh, John P Neoptolemos, Markus Buchler, Gloria Petersen, Sarah Thayer, Michael A Hollingsworth, Alana Sherker, Daniel Durocher, Neesha Dhani, David Hedley, Stefano Serra, Aaron Pollett, Michael H A Roehrl, Prashant Bavi, John M S Bartlett, Sean Cleary, Julie M Wilson, Ludmil B Alexandrov, Malcolm Moore, Bradly G Wouters, John D McPherson, Faiyaz Notta, Lincoln D Stein, Steven Gallinger
Importance: Outcomes for patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) remain poor. Advances in next-generation sequencing provide a route to therapeutic approaches, and integrating DNA and RNA analysis with clinicopathologic data may be a crucial step toward personalized treatment strategies for this disease. Objective: To classify PDAC according to distinct mutational processes, and explore their clinical significance. Design, Setting, and Participants: We performed a retrospective cohort study of resected PDAC, using cases collected between 2008 and 2015 as part of the International Cancer Genome Consortium...
October 20, 2016: JAMA Oncology
Carolina Scagnolari, Giuseppe Corano Scheri, Carla Selvaggi, Ivan Schietroma, Saeid Najafi Fard, Andrea Mastrangelo, Noemi Giustini, Sara Serafino, Claudia Pinacchio, Paolo Pavone, Gianfranco Fanello, Giancarlo Ceccarelli, Vincenzo Vullo, Gabriella d'Ettorre
Recently the tryptophan pathway has been considered an important determinant of HIV-1 infected patients' quality of life, due to the toxic effects of its metabolites on the central nervous system (CNS). Since the dysbiosis described in HIV-1 patients might be responsible for the microbial translocation, the chronic immune activation, and the altered utilization of tryptophan observed in these individuals, we speculated a correlation between high levels of immune activation markers in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of HIV-1 infected patients and the over-expression of indolamine-2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) at the gut mucosal surface...
September 27, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Josephine F Trott, Jeffrey Kim, Omran Abu Aboud, Hiromi Wettersten, Benjamin Stewart, Grace Berryhill, Francisco Uzal, Russell C Hovey, Ching-Hsien Chen, Katie Anderson, Ashley Graef, Aaron L Sarver, Jaime F Modiano, Robert H Weiss
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is increasing in incidence, and a complete cure remains elusive. While immune-checkpoint antibodies are promising, interferon-based immunotherapy has been disappointing. Tryptophan metabolism, which produces immunosuppressive metabolites, is enhanced in RCC. Here we show indolamine-2,3-dioxygenase-1 (IDO1) expression, a kynurenine pathway enzyme, is increased not only in tumor cells but also in the microenvironment of human RCC compared to normal kidney tissues. Neither kynurenine metabolites nor IDO inhibitors affected the survival or proliferation of human RCC or murine renal cell adenocarcinoma (RENCA) cells in vitro...
October 11, 2016: Oncotarget
Sergej Tomić, Vanja Kokol, Dušan Mihajlović, Aleksandar Mirčić, Miodrag Čolić
Cellulose nanofibrills (CNFs) are attractive biocompatible, natural nanomaterials for wide biomedical applications. However, the immunological mechanisms of CNFs have been poorly investigated. Considering that dendritic cells (DCs) are the key immune regulatory cells in response to nanomaterials, our aim was to investigate the immunological mechanisms of CNFs in a model of DC-mediated immune response. We found that non-toxic concentrations of CNFs impaired the differentiation, and subsequent maturation of human monocyte-derived (mo)-DCs...
2016: Scientific Reports
François Couderc, Varravaddheay Ong-Meang, Véréna Poinsot
Native laser induced fluorescence using UV lasers associated to capillary electrophoresis (CE) offers now a large related literature, for now thirty years. The main works have been performed using very expensive Ar-ion lasers emitting at 257 and 275 nm. They are not affordable for routine analyses, but have numerous applications like protein, catecholamine and indolamine analysis. Some other lasers like HeCd 325 nm have been used but only for few applications. Diode lasers, emitting at 266 nm, cheaper, are extensively used for the same topics, even if the obtained sensitivity is lower than the one observed using the costly UV-Ar-ion lasers...
July 22, 2016: Electrophoresis
Begoña M Escribano, Macarena Aguilar, Carmen Bahamonde, Cristina Conde, Rafael Lillo, Fernando Sánchez-López, Ana I Giraldo, Antonio H Cruz, Evelio Luque, Félix Gascón, Eduardo Agüera, Isaac Tunez
AIMS: The main aim of this study was to verify the effect of natalizumab on the levels of circulating catecholamines and indolamine and their possible relation with MS. METHODS: For this purpose, 12 healthy individuals (control group) and 12 relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis patients (RR-MS) were selected. The patients were treated with 300 mg of natalizumab during 56 weeks (1 dose/4 weeks) (MS-56). This selection was based on the McDonalds revision criterion and scheduled to star treatment with natalizumab...
July 7, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
Sevgi Eminel, Na Jin, Martin Rostami, Stefan Dibbert, Ulrich Mrowietz, Ina Suhrkamp
Fumaric acid esters (FAEs) are used as an oral treatment for psoriasis. Dimethylfumarate (DMF) and its metabolite monomethylfumarate (MMF) are regarded as the pharmacologically active moieties. Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) is the key enzyme for the metabolism of tryptophan. The kynurenine pathway is established as a major regulator of innate and adaptive immunity. Here, we investigated the effect of DMF and MMF on IDO activity and expression in human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs). IDO activity was determined by measuring the concentration of kynurenine in the culture medium using a HPLC technique...
July 4, 2016: Experimental Dermatology
Roxana Magaña-Maldonado, Elda Georgina Chávez-Cortez, Nora Karen Olascoaga-Arellano, Mariana López-Mejía, Fernando Manuel Maldonado-Leal, Julio Sotelo, Benjamín Pineda
Glioblastoma is the most aggressive tumor in Central Nervous System in adults. Among its features, modulation of immune system stands out. Although immune system is capable of detecting and eliminating tumor cells mainly by cytotoxic T and NK cells, tumor microenvironment suppresses an effective response through recruitment of modulator cells such as regulatory T cells, monocyte-derived suppressor cells, M2 macrophages, and microglia as well as secretion of immunomodulators including IL-6, IL-10, CSF-1, TGF-β, and CCL2...
2016: BioMed Research International
Dénes Zádori, Gábor Veres, Levente Szalárdy, Péter Klivényi, Ferenc Fülöp, József Toldi, László Vécsei
INTRODUCTION: The proven pathological alterations in the kynurenine pathway of tryptophan metabolism, either in preclinical models of neurological and psychiatric disorders or in human samples themselves, elicited numerous attempts to restore the altered balance via pharmaceutical manipulation of the pathway. AREAS COVERED: The aim of the authors was to conduct a review of relevant scientific data on enzyme inhibitors of the kynurenine pathway, with special attention to pipeline drug development strategies based on relevant patent literature, covering the period of 2012-2015...
July 2016: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents
Eduardo Esteban-Zubero, Francisco Agustín García-Gil, Laura López-Pingarrón, Moisés Alejandro Alatorre-Jiménez, José Manuel Ramírez, Dun-Xian Tan, José Joaquín García, Russel J Reiter
Liver steatosis is a prevalent process that is induced due to alcoholic or non-alcoholic intake. During the course of these diseases, the generation of reactive oxygen species, followed by molecular damage to lipids, protein and DMA occurs generating organ cell death. Transplantation is the last-resort treatment for the end stage of both acute and chronic hepatic diseases, but its success depends on ability to control ischemia-reperfusion injury, preservation fluids used, and graft quality. Melatonin is a powerful endogenous antioxidant produced by the pineal gland and a variety of other because of its efficacy in organs; melatonin has been investigated to improve the outcome of organ transplantation by reducing ischemia-reperfusion injury and due to its synergic effect with organ preservation fluids...
2016: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
Arta M Monjazeb, Michael S Kent, Steven K Grossenbacher, Christine Mall, Anthony E Zamora, Annie Mirsoian, Mingyi Chen, Amir Kol, Stephen L Shiao, Abhinav Reddy, Julian R Perks, William T N Culp, Ellen E Sparger, Robert J Canter, Gail D Sckisel, William J Murphy
PURPOSE: Previous studies demonstrate that intratumoral CpG immunotherapy in combination with radiotherapy acts as an in-situ vaccine inducing antitumor immune responses capable of eradicating systemic disease. Unfortunately, most patients fail to respond. We hypothesized that immunotherapy can paradoxically upregulate immunosuppressive pathways, a phenomenon we term "rebound immune suppression," limiting clinical responses. We further hypothesized that the immunosuppressive enzyme indolamine-2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) is a mechanism of rebound immune suppression and that IDO blockade would improve immunotherapy efficacy...
September 1, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
Ramagonolla Kranthikumar, Rambabu Chegondi, Srivari Chandrasekhar
A novel insertion reaction of N-tosylacetimidates and N-tosylacetimidamides onto arynes via a benzocyclobutene intermediate followed by ring cleavage is developed to afford o-benzylbenzoic acid derivatives in good yields. Interestingly, the use of cyclic 2-sulfonyliminoindolines provided two distinct products such as azepanimines via [2 + 2] cycloaddition and indolamines via protonation based on solvent medium.
March 18, 2016: Journal of Organic Chemistry
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