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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633482/markers-of-adipogenesis-but-not-inflammation-in-adipose-tissue-are-independently-related-to-insulin-sensitivity
#1
Natalia Matulewicz, Magdalena Stefanowicz, Agnieszka Nikolajuk, Monika Karczewska-Kupczewska
Context: In obesity, adipose tissue (AT) undergoes dynamic remodeling, including an alternations in adipogenesis, AT-resident cell content, angiogenesis and turnover of extracellular matrix (ECM) components. Studies on AT in humans have been carried out mostly on people with severe metabolic abnormalities, like type 2 diabetes or morbid obesity. Objective: The purpose of the present study was to investigate subcutaneous AT gene expression of markers of adipogenesis, ECM remodeling and inflammation in young, healthy, overweight or obese subjects...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629732/impact-of-granulocyte-contamination-on-pbmc-integrity-of-shipped-blood-samples-implications-for-multi-center-studies-monitoring-regulatory-t-cells
#2
Charuta Agashe, David Chiang, Alexander Grishin, Madhan Masilamani, Stacie M Jones, Robert A Wood, Scott H Sicherer, A Wesley Burks, Donald Y M Leung, Peter Dawson, Hugh A Sampson, M Cecilia Berin
In centralized immune monitoring for a multi-center allergen immunotherapy trial, we observed frequent loss of CD4(+) T cell integrity following staining of cultured PBMCs with our regulatory T cell flow cytometry panel. Samples were marked by a loss of total cellular events, altered scatter properties, and reduced CD3(+)CD4(+) events. This occurred only in samples that were stained with Foxp3 and were therefore treated with Foxp3 fixation-permeabilization buffer. We identified granulocyte contamination in samples associated with a loss of integrity, and went on to test the impact of granulocyte depletion on day-old blood samples...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606819/cytotoxicity-of-cerastes-cerastes-snake-venom-involvement-of-imbalanced-redox-status
#3
Hayet Kebir-Chelghoum, Fatima Laraba-Djebari
Envenomation caused by Cerastes cerastes snake venom is characterized by a local and a systemic tissue damage due to myonecrosis, hemorrhage, edema and acute muscle damage. The present study aimed to evaluate the relationship between the pro/anti-oxidants status and the cytotoxicity of C. cerastes snake venom. The in vivo cytotoxicity analysis was undertaken by the injection of C. cerastes venom (48μg/20g body weight) by i.p. route, mice were then sacrificed at 3, 24 and 48h post injection, organs were collected for further analysis...
June 9, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587409/correlation-between-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signal-pathway-mediated-caspase-4-activation-and-kawasaki-disease
#4
Jing Tian, Xinjiang An, Ling Niu
The aim of the study was to investigate the role and mechanisms of action of nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB)-mediated caspase-4 activation in the induction of inflammatory cytokines during Kawasaki disease (KD) and coronary artery endothelial cell injury. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) were isolated from KD patients and healthy controls and cultured. Double antibody sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) was applied to detect tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α levels in activated PBMC-conditioned culture media...
June 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577966/efficacy-of-carbosilane-dendrimers-with-an-antiretroviral-combination-against-hiv-1-in-the-presence-of-semen-derived-enhancer-of-viral-infection
#5
Pilar García-Broncano, Rafael Ceña-Diez, Francisco J de la Mata, Rafael Gómez, Salvador Resino, M Ángeles Muñoz-Fernández
Amyloid fibrils, which are present in semen, were considered to be a cause of topical vaginal gel ineffectiveness in vivo after microbicides failed as HIV-1 prophylaxis. Therefore, it was necessary to determine whether a dendrimer was suitable for further evaluation in an in vitro model of semen-enhanced viral infection (SEVI). We demonstrated that SEVI in TZM.bl cell cultures increased the infectivity of R5-HIV-1NL(AD8), pTHRO.c and pCH058.c isolates, causing higher IC50 values for two polyanionic carbosilane dendrimers, G2-STE16 and G3-S16...
May 31, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570836/the-influence-of-hepatitis-c-virus-therapy-on-the-dna-base-excision-repair-system-of-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells
#6
Piotr Czarny, Anna Merecz-Sadowska, Kinga Majchrzak, Maciej Jabłkowski, Janusz Szemraj, Tomasz Śliwiński, Bolesław Karwowski
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) can infect extrahepatic tissues, including lymphocytes, creating reservoir of the virus. Moreover, HCV proteins can interact with DNA damage response proteins of infected cells. In this article we investigated the influence of the virus infection and a new ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir ± dasabuvir ± ribavirin (OBV/PTV/r ± DSV ± RBV) anti-HCV therapy on the PBMCs (peripheral blood mononuclear cells, mainly lymphocytes) DNA base excision repair (BER) system. BER protein activity was analyzed in the nuclear and mitochondrial extracts (NE and ME) of PBMC isolated from patients before and after therapy, and from subjects without HCV, using modeled double-strand DNA, with 2'-deoxyuridine substitution as the DNA damage...
June 1, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566383/drug-modulators-of-b-cell-signaling-pathways-and-epstein-barr-virus-lytic-activation
#7
John G Kosowicz, Jaeyeun Lee, Brandon Peiffer, Zufeng Guo, Jianmeng Chen, Gangling Liao, S Diane Hayward, Jun O Liu, Richard F Ambinder
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is a ubiquitous human gammaherpesvirus that establishes a latency reservoir in B cells. In this work, we show that ibrutinib, idelalisib, and dasatinib, drugs that block BCR signaling and are used in the treatment of hematologic malignancies, block BCR-mediated lytic induction at clinically relevant doses. We confirm that the immunosuppressive drugs cyclosporine and tacrolimus also inhibit BCR-mediated lytic induction but find that rapamycin does not inhibit BCR-mediated lytic induction...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554988/effects-of-garlic-on-brachial-endothelial-function-and-capacity-of-plasma-to-mediate-cholesterol-efflux-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
#8
Marjan Mahdavi-Roshan, Parvin Mirmiran, Mohammad Arjmand, Javad Nasrollahzadeh
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the effects of garlic on brachial endothelial function and THP-1 macrophage cholesterol efflux (CE) and examined whether garlic modulates ATP-binding cassette (ABC) A1 and ABCG1 mRNA expressions in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) isolated from patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS: In this randomized, placebo-controlled trial, patients with CAD were randomly divided into two groups: those receiving garlic powder or placebo tablets twice daily for 3 months...
May 24, 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554661/using-dr52c-ni-2-mimotope-tetramers-to-detect-ni-2-reactive-cd4-t-cells-in-patients-with-joint-replacement-failure
#9
Yan Zhang, Yang Wang, Kirsten Anderson, Andrey Novikov, Zikou Liu, Karin Pacheco, Shaodong Dai
T cell mediated hypersensitivity to nickel (Ni(2+)) is one of the most common causes of allergic contact dermatitis. Ni(2+)sensitization may also contribute to the failure of Ni(2+) containing joint implants, and revision to non-Ni(2+) containing hardware can be costly and debilitating. Previously, we identified Ni(2+) mimotope peptides, which are reactive to a CD4(+) T cell clone, ANi2.3 (Vα1, Vβ17), isolated from a Ni(2+) hypersensitive patient with contact dermatitis. This T cell is restricted to major histocompatibility complex class II (MHCII) molecule, Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA)-DR52c (DRA, DRB3*0301)...
May 26, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554109/glucocorticoid-receptor-number-and-affinity-differ-between-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-and-granulocytes-in-domestic-pigs
#10
L C Engert, U Weiler, V Stefanski, S S Schmucker
The aim of the present study was to characterize the number and affinity of glucocorticoid receptors (GR) in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) and granulocytes of domestic pigs because glucocorticoid signaling is considered important for animal health and welfare. To investigate GR binding characteristics in intact porcine immune cells, blood samples of 6 castrated male pigs were collected via indwelling vein catheters. Porcine PBMC and granulocytes were isolated using two-layer density gradients, followed by radioligand binding assays to determine the number of GR sites per cell and the dissociation constant Kd as a measure for GR binding affinity...
May 8, 2017: Domestic Animal Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552984/methodological-approach-to-the-ex-vivo-expansion-and-detection-of-t-cruzi-specific-t-cells-from-chronic-chagas-disease-patients
#11
Gonzalo R Acevedo, Silvia A Longhi, Alcinette Bunying, Nazila Sabri, Augusto Atienza, María P Zago, Radleigh Santos, Valeria A Judkowski, Clemencia Pinilla, Karina A Gómez
The discovery of T cell epitopes is essential not only for gaining knowledge about host response to infectious disease but also for the development of immune-intervention strategies. In Chagas disease, given the size and complexity of the Trypanosoma cruzi proteome and its interaction with the host's immune system, the fine specificity of T cells has not been extensively studied yet, and this is particularly true for the CD4+ T cell compartment. The aim of the present work was to optimize a protocol for the generation of parasite-specific memory T cell lines, representative of their in vivo precursor populations and capable of responding to parasite antigens after long-term culture...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545810/thymic-stromal-lymphopoietin-and-apocynin-alter-the-expression-of-airway-remodeling-factors-in-human-rhinovirus-infected-cells
#12
Joanna Wieczfinska, Rafal Pawliczak
Airway remodeling is a characteristic of bronchial asthma. The process involves the expression of many genes, such as transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-β), tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases (TIMP-1), MMP and arginase. Human rhinovirus (HRV) is known to cause asthma exacerbations, and viral infections might be involved in the development of airway remodeling. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the influence of HRV on the genes involved in airway remodeling and to examine the impact of thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) and contribution of oxidative stress on airway remodeling in the context of HRV infection...
August 2017: Immunobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544689/class-ii-obese-and-healthy-pregnant-controls-exhibit-indistinguishable-pro-and-anti-inflammatory-immune-responses-to-caesarian-section
#13
Caroline Graham, Mullein Thorleifson, William P Stefura, Duane J Funk, Kent T HayGlass
INTRODUCTION: Obesity during pregnancy is associated with meta-inflammation and an increased likelihood of clinical complications. Surgery results in intense, acute inflammatory responses in any individual. Because obese individuals exhibit constitutive inflammatory responses and high rates of Caesarian section, it is important to understand the impact of surgery in such populations. Whether more pronounced pro-inflammatory cytokine responses and/or counterbalancing changes in anti-inflammatory immune modulators occurs is unknown...
May 25, 2017: Immunity, Inflammation and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543733/development-of-real-time-rt-pcr-assays-for-detection-of-three-classes-of-hhv-6a-gene-transcripts
#14
Masaru Ihira, Akiko Urashima, Hiroki Miura, Fumihiko Hattori, Yoshiki Kawamura, Ken Sugata, Tetsushi Yoshikawa
Human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6), a member of the betaherpesvirus family, has two distinct species: HHV-6A and HHV-6B. HHV-6B real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) has been used to distinguish between active and latent viral infection. In this study, we developed a real-time RT-PCR assay to detect HHV-6A-specific transcripts and evaluated its reliability for analysis of clinical samples. To develop HHV-6A-specific real-time RT-PCR assays, three different classes of gene transcripts (immediate early: U90; early: U12; and late: U100) were selected as targets...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529118/early-life-allergen-and-air-pollutant-exposures-alter-longitudinal-blood-immune-profiles-in-infant-rhesus-monkeys
#15
Candace M Crowley, Justin H Fontaine, Joan E Gerriets, Edward S Schelegle, Dallas M Hyde, Lisa A Miller
Early life is a critical period for the progressive establishment of immunity in response to environmental stimuli; the impact of airborne challenges on this process is not well defined. In a longitudinal fashion, we determined the effect of episodic house dust mite (HDM) aerosol and ozone inhalation, both separately and combined, on peripheral blood immune cell phenotypes and cytokine expression from 4 to 25weeks of age in an infant rhesus monkey model of childhood development. Immune profiles in peripheral blood were compared with lung lavage at 25weeks of age...
August 1, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504020/propoxur-induced-oxidative-dna-damage-in-human-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-protective-effects-of-curcumin-and-%C3%AE-tocopherol
#16
Tanzeel Ahmed, Vasu Goel, B D Banerjee
The present study enumerates the attenuating effects of curcumin and α-tocopherol against propoxur induced oxidative DNA damage in human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC). Cultured cells were isolated from peripheral blood of healthy volunteers, and were exposed to varying concentrations of propoxur (0-21 μg/ml) for 6, 12, and 24 h, and in combination with curcumin (9.2 μg/ml) or α-tocopherol (4.3 μg/ml) or both. Cytotoxic effect of propoxur was examined by MTT assay. The role of oxidative stress beneath the cytotoxicity of propoxur was evaluated by the measurement of reduced glutathione (GSH), malondialdehyde (MDA) and 8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-OH-dG) levels in cell lysate...
May 15, 2017: Drug and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486562/exogenous-alpha-1-antitrypsin-down-regulates-serpina1-expression
#17
Ahmad Karadagi, Helene Johansson, Helen Zemack, Sandeep Salipalli, Lisa-Mari Mörk, Kristina Kannisto, Carl Jorns, Roberto Gramignoli, Stephen Strom, Knut Stokkeland, Bo-Göran Ericzon, Danny Jonigk, Sabina Janciauskiene, Greg Nowak, Ewa C S Ellis
The main goal of the therapy with purified human plasma alpha1-antitrypsin (A1AT) is to increase A1AT levels and to prevent lungs from elastolytic activity in patients with PiZZ (Glu342Lys) A1AT deficiency-related emphysema. Potential hepatic gains of this therapy are unknown. Herein, we investigated the effect of A1AT therapy on SERPINA1 (gene encoding A1AT) expression. The expression of SERPINA1 was determined in A1AT or A1AT plus Oncostatin M (OSM) treated primary human hepatocytes isolated from liver tissues from A1AT deficient patients and control liver tissues...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480408/effects-of-combretum-hereroense-and-canthiummundianum-water-extracts-on-production-and-expression-of-interleukin-4
#18
Amidou Samie, Nditsheni Madzie
BACKGROUND: Combretum hereroense and Canthium mundianum are two plants commonly used by traditional healers in the Northern region of Limpopo, South Africa for the treatment of diarrhea and inflammation. In the present study, the effects of their water extracts on the production and expression of interleukin-4 by peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC'S) from HIV positive and negative individuals was evaluated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Blood samples were collected from both HIV positive and HIV negative volunteers and were used for the purification of Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC)...
2017: African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines: AJTCAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465252/antioxidant-and-anti-inflammatory-activities-of-the-major-phenolics-from-zygophyllum-simplex-l
#19
Hossam M Abdallah, Ahmed Esmat
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Zygophyllum simplex L. is a halophyte plant that follows Zygophyllaceae. The plant is growing in arid and semiarid regions. It has been used traditionally in Arabic region to treat gout, asthma and inflammation. AIM OF STUDY: Although ant-inflammatory activity has been reported for this plant, this study aimed to isolate and identify the major constituents of Zygophyllum simplex L., as well as assessing their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities in-vitro...
April 29, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460683/inorganic-zinc-supplementation-modulates-heat-shock-and-immune-response-in-heat-stressed-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-of-periparturient-dairy-cows
#20
Aasif Ahmad Sheikh, Anjali Aggarwal, Indu B, Ovais Aarif
Thermal stress in India is one of the major constraints affecting dairy cattle productivity. Every attempt should be made to ameliorate the heat and calving related stress in high producing dairy cows for higher economic returns. In the current study, inorganic zinc was tried to alleviate the adverse effects of thermal stress in periparturient cows. Twelve cows, six each of Sahiwal and Karan Fries (KF) in their second parity with confirmed pregnancy were chosen for the experiment. The blood samples were collected periparturiently on three occasions viz...
June 2017: Theriogenology
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