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Axel C Carlsson, Jan-Håkan Jansson, Stefan Söderberg, Toralph Ruge, Anders Larsson, Johan Ärnlöv
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Soluble receptors for tumor necrosis factor alpha (sTNFR1 and sTNFR2) have been associated with cardiovascular diseases, and some evidence points towards a difference in associated risk between men and women. We aimed to study the association between sTNFR1 and sTNFR2 and incident myocardial infarctions (MI) and to explore the influence of established cardiovascular risk factors in men and women. METHODS: We conducted a nested case control study in three large Swedish cohorts, including 533 myocardial infarction cases, and 1003 age-, sex- and cohort-matched controls...
March 9, 2018: Atherosclerosis
Preeti Bharaj, Chunting Ye, Sean Petersen, Qianghu Wang, Baoli Hu, N Manjunath, Premlata Shankar, Guohua Yi
We have previously reported that overexpression of Programmed Death -1 Homolog (PD-1H) in human monocytes leads to activation and spontaneous secretion of multiple pro inflammatory cytokines. Here we evaluate changes in monocytes gene expression after enforced PD-1H expression by gene array. The results show that there are significant alterations in 51 potential candidate genes that relate to immune response, cell adhesion and metabolism. Genes corresponding to pro-inflammatory cytokines showed the highest upregulation, 7, 3...
February 2018: Heliyon
Manuela Hefele, Iris Stolzer, Barbara Ruder, Gui-Wei He, Mousumi Mahapatro, Stefan Wirtz, Markus F Neurath, Claudia Günther
Although induction of host cell death is a pivotal step during bacteria-induced gastroenteritis, the molecular regulation remains to be fully characterized. To expand our knowledge, we investigated the role of the central cell death regulator Caspase-8 in response to Salmonella Typhimurium. Here, we uncovered that intestinal salmonellosis was associated with strong upregulation of members of the host cell death machinery in intestinal epithelial cells (IECs) as an early event, suggesting that elimination of infected IECs represents a host defense strategy...
March 8, 2018: Mucosal Immunology
Laís Bhering Martins, Marina Chaves de Oliveira, Zélia Menezes-Garcia, Débora Fernandes Rodrigues, Jaqueline Pereira Lana, Leda Quercia Vieira, Mauro Martins Teixeira, Adaliene Versiani Matos Ferreira
OBJECTIVES: Tumor necrosis factor (TNF) is a well-known cytokine that triggers insulin resistance during obesity development. On the other hand, it is also known that TNF induces a fat mass loss during acute diseases. However, whether TNF has a protective and physiological role to control adipose tissue expansion during obesity still needs to be verified. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether the ablation of TNF receptor 1 (TNFR1) alters fat mass and insulin resistance induced by a highly refined carbohydrate-containing (HC) diet...
July 17, 2017: Nutrition
A A Alshevskaya, F D Kireev, Z A Laushkina, J A Lopatnikova, V S Gladkikh, J A Sennikova, A V Karaulov, S V Sennikov
BACKGROUND: Tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) and its inhibitors are involved in both defence against tuberculosis (TB) and damage to the host by TB. Notably, the change in receptor expression on cell density is a key mechanism in regulation of the biological properties of cytokines. OBJECTIVE: To study the differences in TNF-α receptor (TNFR) expression in patients with active pulmonary tuberculosis (aPTB) in correlation with the parameters of disease severity...
February 1, 2018: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
Mohammad Ali, Edward S Mocarski
Proteasome inhibitors have achieved clinical success because they trigger intrinsic and extrinsic cell death to eliminate susceptible human cancers. The ubiquitin-proteasome protein degradation system regulates signaling pathways by controlling levels of components such as cellular inhibitor of apoptosis (cIAP)1 and cIAP2 in TNF-mediated cell death. Here, we sought to evaluate the contribution of necroptosis to the cell death pattern induced by the specific proteasome inhibitor Carfilzomib (Cf). Proteasome inhibitor-sensitive multiple myeloma cell lines die in response to Cf by apoptosis in combination with serine protease-dependent death, without any contribution of RIPK3-dependent necroptosis...
March 1, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
Lydia Ntari, Maria Sakkou, Panagiotis Chouvardas, Iordanis Mourouzis, Alejandro Prados, Maria C Denis, Niki Karagianni, Constantinos Pantos, George Kollias
OBJECTIVES: Patients with rheumatoid arthritis and spondyloarthritisshow higher mortality rates, mainly caused by cardiac comorbidities. The TghuTNF (Tg197) arthritis model develops tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-driven and mesenchymalsynovial fibroblast (SF)-dependent polyarthritis. Here, we investigate whether this model develops, similarly to human patients, comorbid heart pathology and explore cellular and molecular mechanisms linking arthritis to cardiac comorbidities. METHODS: Histopathological analysis and echocardiographic evaluation of cardiac function were performed in the Tg197 model...
February 23, 2018: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
Sophie Steeland, Nina Gorlé, Charysse Vandendriessche, Sriram Balusu, Marjana Brkic, Caroline Van Cauwenberghe, Griet Van Imschoot, Elien Van Wonterghem, Riet De Rycke, Anneke Kremer, Saskia Lippens, Edward Stopa, Conrad E Johanson, Claude Libert, Roosmarijn E Vandenbroucke
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia, and neuroinflammation is an important hallmark of the pathogenesis. Tumor necrosis factor (TNF) might be detrimental in AD, though the results coming from clinical trials on anti-TNF inhibitors are inconclusive. TNFR1, one of the TNF signaling receptors, contributes to the pathogenesis of AD by mediating neuronal cell death. The blood-cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) barrier consists of a monolayer of choroid plexus epithelial (CPE) cells, and AD is associated with changes in CPE cell morphology...
February 22, 2018: EMBO Molecular Medicine
Stephanie R Harrison, Thomas Scambler, Lylia Oubussad, Chi Wong, Miriam Wittmann, Michael F McDermott, Sinisa Savic
Tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-receptor-associated periodic fever syndrome (TRAPS) is a rare monogenic autoinflammatory disorder characterized by mutations in the TNFRSF1A gene, causing TNF-receptor 1 (TNFR1) misfolding, increased cellular stress, activation of the unfolded protein response (UPR), and hyperresponsiveness to lipopolysaccharide (LPS). Both microRNA (miR)-146a and miR-155 provide negative feedback for LPS-toll-like receptor 2/4 signaling and cytokine production, through regulation of nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB)...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
Glaucia Souza-Almeida, Heloisa D'Avila, Patricia E Almeida, Tatiana Luna-Gomes, Sally Liechocki, Barbara Walzog, Ingrid Hepper, Hugo Caire Castro-Faria-Neto, Patricia T Bozza, Christianne Bandeira-Melo, Clarissa M Maya-Monteiro
Leptin directly activates macrophages and lymphocytes, but the role of leptin in neutrophil activation and migration is still controversial. Here, we investigate the in vivo mechanisms of neutrophil migration induced by leptin. The intraperitoneal injection of leptin (1 mg/kg) induces a time- and concentration-dependent neutrophil influx. We did not observe the enhancement of lipid bodies/droplets in neutrophils, after leptin treatment, as we had observed previously in peritoneal macrophages. The participation of leukotriene B4 (LTB4 ) in neutrophil recruitment triggered by leptin was investigated using different strategies...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
Guo-Min Deng
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The second most common clinical expression in lupus patients is skin damage that the pathogenesis remains unclear. We discuss the role of pathological factors in the development of skin damage in SLE. RECENT FINDINGS: Skin deposited IgG is a crucial pathologic factor in the development of skin damage in SLE. Macrophages and signaling of TNFα/TNFR1 and IFN/IFNR play an important role in the skin injury of SLE. The intracellular molecules including Syk and calcium/calmodulin 4 and NFAT are involved in the manifestation of skin damage in lupus-prone mice...
February 21, 2018: Current Rheumatology Reports
Teng Zhang, Jun Jiao, Xinlin Jiao, Lu Zhao, Xinli Tian, Qing Zhang, Daoxin Ma, Baoxia Cui
Regulatory T (Treg) cells expressing tumor necrosis factor receptor 2 (TNFR2) are highly suppressive and are associated with immune homeostasis in various diseases. However, the role of TNFR2+Treg subset and relevant cytokines in the development of cervical cancer (CC) remained unclear. In this study, 72 patients with CC, 30 patients with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) and 30 healthy volunteers were enrolled. The level of circulating TNFR2+Tregs was investigated through flow cytometry. The plasma concentrations of soluble TNFR1 (s-TNFR1) and soluble TNFR2 (s-TNFR2) were determined by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
January 12, 2018: Oncotarget
Sabrina Romagny, Sarra Bouaouiche, Géraldine Lucchi, Patrick Ducoroy, Jean Borges Bertoldo, Hernan Terenzi, Ali Bettaieb, Stéphanie Plenchette
Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFα) is a prominent proinflammatory cytokine and a critical mediator for the development of many types of cancer such as breast, colon, prostate, cervical, skin, liver, and chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Binding of TNFα to TNFR1 can lead to divergent signaling pathways promoting predominantly NF-kB activation but also cell death. We report here that the nitric oxide donor glyceryl trinitrate (GTN) converts TNFα, generated from immune cells or cancer cells stimulated by chemotherapy, into a pro-death mediator in colon and mammary cancer cells...
February 5, 2018: Cancer Research
Che A Stafford, Kate E Lawlor, Valentin J Heim, Aleksandra Bankovacki, Jonathan P Bernardini, John Silke, Ueli Nachbur
Inhibitors of apoptosis (IAPs) proteins are critical regulators of innate immune signaling pathways and therefore have potential as drug targets. X-linked IAP (XIAP) and cellular IAP1 and IAP2 (cIAP1 and cIAP2) are E3 ligases that have been shown to be required for signaling downstream of NOD2, an intracellular receptor for bacterial peptidoglycan. We used genetic and biochemical approaches to compare the responses of IAP-deficient mice and cells to NOD2 stimulation. In all cell types tested, XIAP is the only IAP required for signaling immediately downstream of NOD2, while cIAP1 and cIAP2 are dispensable for NOD2-induced nuclear factor κB (NF-κB) and mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) activation...
February 6, 2018: Cell Reports
Nadine Schmidt, Tinka Haydn, Ines Schneider, Hauke Busch, Melanie Boerries, Simone Fulda
Smac (second mitochondria-derived activator of caspases) mimetics are considered as promising cancer therapeutics, but little is yet known about how they alter gene expression. In this study, we used an unbiased genome-wide expression array to investigate gene regulation induced by the Smac mimetic BV6 in breast cancer cell lines. Here, we discover that tumor necrosis factor (TNF)α/TNF receptor 1 (TNFR1) auto-/paracrine signaling regulates Smac mimetic-stimulated changes in gene expression in a time-dependent manner...
February 5, 2018: Cancer Letters
Daniel Cadena-Sandoval, Isidro Alemán-Ávila, Rosa Elda Barbosa-Cobos, Lizbeth Teresa Becerril-Mendoza, José Manuel Fragoso, Julián Ramírez-Bello
Tumor necrosis factor (TNF) plays an important role in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Different genetic variants including the TNF -308G/A polymorphism are associated with RA susceptibility. However, these findings have not been replicated in all populations. The aim of this study was to determine whether the TNF -1031T/C (rs1799964), -376G/A (rs1800750), -308G/A (rs1800629) -238G/A (rs361525), and TNFR1 -609G/T polymorphisms are associated with RA susceptibility in a sample of Mexican patients...
February 5, 2018: Molecular Biology Reports
Qing Xu, Swati Choksi, Zhengang Liu
TNFR1-mediated cell signaling involves complex molecular pathways leading to inflammation and death. Cytosolic RARγ plays a pivotal role in converting TNF-induced inflammatory responses to RIP1 initiated cell death and this finely regulated function of RARγ serves as a checkpoint to engage death pathways in response to TNF.
2018: Molecular & Cellular Oncology
Natalia Nowak, Jan Skupien, Adam M Smiles, Masayuki Yamanouchi, Monika A Niewczas, Andrzej T Galecki, Kevin L Duffin, Matthew D Breyer, Nick Pullen, Joseph V Bonventre, Andrzej S Krolewski
To identify determinants of early progressive renal decline in type 2 diabetes a range of markers was studied in 1032 patients enrolled into the 2nd Joslin Kidney Study. eGFR slopes estimated from serial measurements of serum creatinine during 5-12 years of follow-up were used to define early renal decline. At enrollment, all patients had normal eGFR, 58% had normoalbuminuria and 42% had albuminuria. Early renal decline developed in 6% and in 18% patients, respectively. As determinants, we examined baseline values of clinical characteristics, circulating markers: TNFR1, KIM-1, and FGF23, and urinary markers: albumin, KIM-1, NGAL, MCP-1, EGF (all normalized to urinary creatinine) and the ratio of EGF to MCP-1...
February 2, 2018: Kidney International
Lee A Meier, Jennifer L Auger, Brianna J Engelson, Hannah M Cowan, Elise R Breed, Mayra I Gonzalez-Torres, Joshua D Boyer, Mayank Verma, Aubyn Marath, Bryce A Binstadt
Background -Valvular heart disease (VHD) is common and affects the mitral valve (MV) most frequently. Despite the prevalence of mitral valve disease (MVD), the cellular and molecular pathways that initiate and perpetuate it are not well understood. Methods -K/B.g7 T cell receptor (TCR) transgenic mice spontaneously develop systemic autoantibody-associated autoimmunity, leading to fully-penetrant fibro-inflammatory MVD and arthritis. We used multiparameter flow cytometry, intracellular cytokine staining, and immunofluorescent staining to characterize the cells in inflamed K/B...
January 31, 2018: Circulation
Santiago Gómez-Ruiz, Alberto García-Peñas, Sanjiv Prashar, Antonio Rodríguez-Diéguez, Eva Fischer-Fodor
A series of cytotoxic titanocene derivatives have been immobilized onto nanostructured silica-based materials using two different synthetic routes, namely, (i) a simple grafting protocol via protonolysis of the Ti-Cl bond; and (ii) a tethering method by elimination of ethanol using triethoxysilyl moieties of thiolato ligands attached to titanium. The resulting nanostructured systems have been characterized by different techniques such as XRD, XRF, DR-UV, BET, SEM, and TEM, observing the incorporation of the titanocene derivatives onto the nanostructured silica and slight changes in the textural features of the materials after functionalization with the metallodrugs...
January 31, 2018: Materials
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