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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821567/chronic-spinal-cord-changes-in-a-high-fat-diet-fed-male-rat-model-of-thoracic-spinal-contusion
#1
Redin A Spann, William J Lawson, Raymond J Grill, Michael R Garrett, Bernadette E Grayson
Individuals that suffer injury to the spinal cord can result in long-term, debilitating sequelae. Spinal cord injured patients have increased risk for the development of metabolic disease which can further hinder the effectiveness of treatments to rehabilitate the cord and improve quality of life. In the present study, we sought to understand the impact of high-fat diet induced obesity on spinal cord injury (SCI) by examining transcriptome changes in the area of the injury and rostral and caudal to site of damage 12 weeks after injury...
August 18, 2017: Physiological Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819194/hdac3-inhibition-ameliorates-spinal-cord-injury-by-immunomodulation
#2
Tomoharu Kuboyama, Shalaka Wahane, Yong Huang, Xiang Zhou, Jamie K Wong, Andrew Koemeter-Cox, Michael Martini, Roland H Friedel, Hongyan Zou
Following spinal cord injury (SCI), the innate immune response of microglia and infiltrating macrophages clears up cellular debris and promotes tissue repair, but it also inflicts secondary injury from inflammatory responses. Immunomodulation aimed at maximizing the beneficial effects while minimizing the detrimental roles of the innate immunity may aid functional recovery after SCI. However, intracellular drivers of global reprogramming of the inflammatory gene networks in the innate immune cells are poorly understood...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815423/backbone-and-side-chain-1-h-15-n-and-13-c-resonance-assignments-of-a-novel-staphylococcal-inhibitor-of-myeloperoxidase
#3
Nicoleta T Ploscariu, Alvaro I Herrera, Srinivas Jayanthi, Thallapuranam K Suresh Kumar, Brian V Geisbrecht, Om Prakash
The bacterium Staphylococcus aureus produces an array of anti-inflammatory molecules that prevent the innate immune system from recognizing it as a pathogen and clearing it from the host. In the acute phase of inflammation, our immune system relies on neutrophils to clear invading bacteria. Recently, novel classes of secreted proteins from S. aureus, including the Extracellular Adherence Protein (EAP) family (Stapels et al., Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 111:13187-13192, 2014) and the Staphylococcal Peroxidase Inhibitor (SPIN), (unpublished work) have been identified as highly selective inhibitors acting on Neutrophil Serine Proteases (NSPs) and myeloperoxidase (MPO) respectively...
August 16, 2017: Biomolecular NMR Assignments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763236/hinge-deficient-igg1-fc-fusion-application-to-human-lactoferrin
#4
Yuki Shiga, Daisuke Murata, Akinori Sugimoto, Yuta Oshima, Minoru Tada, Akiko Ishii-Watabe, Kenichiro Imai, Kentaro Tomii, Takashi Takeuchi, Shinji Kagaya, Atsushi Sato
Fusion of therapeutic proteins with the antibody Fc domain is a strategy widely applied to increase protein half-life in plasma. In our previous study, we generated a recombinant human lactoferrin (hLF)-immunoglobulin G1 Fc fusion protein (hLF-hinge-CH2-CH3) with improved stability, biological activity, and pharmacokinetics ( Shiga , Y. et al. Eur J Pharm Sci. , 2015 , 67 , 136 - -143 ). However, the Fc domain in fusion proteins can potentially induce antibody-dependent and complement-dependent cytotoxicity and serious side effects...
August 18, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762503/mechanomyography-based-wearable-monitor-of-quasi-isometric-muscle-fatigue-for-motor-neural-prostheses
#5
Eddy Krueger, Lana Popović-Maneski, Percy Nohama
A motor neural prosthesis based on surface functional electrical stimulation (sFES) can restore functional movement (e.g., standing, walking) in patients with a spinal cord injury (SCI). sFES generates muscle contractions in antigravity muscles and allows balance-assisted standing. This induced standing has several benefits, such as improved cardiovascular function, decreased incidence of urinary infections, reduced joint contractures, and muscle atrophy. The duration of sFES assisted standing is limited due to the quick onset of muscle fatigue...
August 1, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737515/cell-biology-of-spinal-cord-injury-and-repair
#6
Timothy M O'Shea, Joshua E Burda, Michael V Sofroniew
Spinal cord injury (SCI) lesions present diverse challenges for repair strategies. Anatomically complete injuries require restoration of neural connectivity across lesions. Anatomically incomplete injuries may benefit from augmentation of spontaneous circuit reorganization. Here, we review SCI cell biology, which varies considerably across three different lesion-related tissue compartments: (a) non-neural lesion core, (b) astrocyte scar border, and (c) surrounding spared but reactive neural tissue. After SCI, axon growth and circuit reorganization are determined by neuron-cell-autonomous mechanisms and by interactions among neurons, glia, and immune and other cells...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731189/identification-of-pivotal-genes-and-pathways-for-spinal-cord-injury-via-bioinformatics-analysis
#7
Zonghao Zhu, Qiang Shen, Liang Zhu, Xiaokang Wei
The present study aimed to identify key genes and pathways associated with spinal cord injury (SCI) and subsequently investigate possible therapeutic targets for the condition. The array data of GSE20907 was downloaded from the Gene Expression Omnibus database and 24 gene chips, including 3‑day, 4‑day, 1‑week, 2‑week and 1‑month post‑SCI together with control propriospinal neurons, were used for the analysis. The raw data was normalized and then the differentially expressed genes (DEGs) in the (A) 2‑week post‑SCI group vs...
July 21, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728899/machine-learning-enabled-discovery-and-design-of-membrane-active-peptides
#8
Ernest Y Lee, Gerard C L Wong, Andrew L Ferguson
Antimicrobial peptides are a class of membrane-active peptides that form a critical component of innate host immunity and possess a diversity of sequence and structure. Machine learning approaches have been profitably employed to efficiently screen sequence space and guide experiment towards promising candidates with high putative activity. In this mini-review, we provide an introduction to antimicrobial peptides and summarize recent advances in machine learning-enabled antimicrobial peptide discovery and design with a focus on a recent work Lee et al...
July 8, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696010/myelin-as-an-inflammatory-mediator-myelin-interactions-with-complement-macrophages-and-microglia-in-spinal-cord-injury
#9
REVIEW
Timothy J Kopper, John C Gensel
Spinal cord injury (SCI) triggers chronic intraspinal inflammation consisting of activated resident and infiltrating immune cells (especially microglia/macrophages). The environmental factors contributing to this protracted inflammation are not well understood; however, myelin lipid debris is a hallmark of SCI. Myelin is also a potent macrophage stimulus and target of complement-mediated clearance and inflammation. The downstream effects of these neuroimmune interactions have the potential to contribute to ongoing pathology or facilitate repair...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629465/natural-igm-antibodies-that-bind-neoepitopes-exposed-as-a-result-of-spinal-cord-injury-drive-secondary-injury-by-activating-complement
#10
Aarti Narang, Fei Qiao, Carl Atkinson, Hong Zhu, Xiaofeng Yang, Liudmila Kulik, V Michael Holers, Stephen Tomlinson
BACKGROUND: Natural IgM antibodies (Abs) function as innate immune sensors of injury via recognition of neoepitopes expressed on damaged cells, although how this recognition systems function following spinal cord injury (SCI) exposes various neoepitopes and their precise nature remains largely unknown. Here, we investigated the role of two natural IgM monoclonal Abs (mAbs), B4 and C2, that recognize post-ischemic neoepitopes following ischemia and reperfusion in other tissues. METHODS: Identification of post-SCI expressed neoepitopes was examined using previously characterized monoclonal Abs (B4 and C2 mAbs)...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620113/cell-scientist-to-watch-mads-gyrd-hansen
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Mads Gyrd-Hansen studied biochemistry at the University of Copenhagen and received his PhD in 2005 under the supervision of Marja Jäättelä at the Danish Cancer Society Research Centre. He then joined the laboratory of Pascal Meier at the Institute of Cancer Research in London to work on the inhibitor of apoptosis (IAP) proteins. Mads returned to Copenhagen in 2008 to the Biotech Research and Innovation Centre (BRIC) in a senior postdoctoral position with Morten Frödin, and subsequently started his own research group with a career-development fellowship from the Danish Research Councils as part of the laboratory of Niels Mailand at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Centre for Protein Research...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617562/5-aminolevulinic-acid-photodynamic-therapy-stimulates-local-immunity-in-patients-with-condylomata-acuminata-via-activation-of-t-lymphocytes
#12
J Du, Q Cheng, Z Zhang, J-F Wu, F Li, S-Y Chen, Y-L Wang, X-N Lu, J-H Xu
The article "5-Aminolevulinic acid photodynamic therapy stimulates local immunity in patients with condylomata acuminata via activation of T lymphocytes" by J. Du, Q. Cheng, Z. Zhang, J.-F. Wu, F. Li, S.-Y. Chen, Y.-L. Wang, X.-N. Lu, J.-H. Xu, published in Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 2017; 21 (5): 1125-1135 has been withdrawn.
May 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535416/the-role-of-timing-in-the-treatment-of-spinal-cord-injury
#13
REVIEW
Amene Saghazadeh, Nima Rezaei
Regeneration failure after primary spinal cord injury (SCI) leads to diverse clinical complications in a severity- and level of SCI-dependent manner. The cost of treating both of them (initial regeneration failure and following complications) would be prohibitive, particularly in less developed nations. The well-recognized circumstances arose from primary SCI include excitotoxicity and inflammation. SCI increases concentrations of extracellular amino acids (EAAs) in the severity-dependent manner and the maximum level of EAAs at the injury site will be reduced by distance from the injury site...
August 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506502/autonomic-dysreflexia-after-spinal-cord-injury-systemic-pathophysiology-and-methods-of-management
#14
REVIEW
Khalid C Eldahan, Alexander G Rabchevsky
Traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) has widespread physiological effects beyond the disruption of sensory and motor function, notably the loss of normal autonomic and cardiovascular control. Injury at or above the sixth thoracic spinal cord segment segregates critical spinal sympathetic neurons from supraspinal modulation which can result in a syndrome known as autonomic dysreflexia (AD). AD is defined as episodic hypertension and concomitant baroreflex-mediated bradycardia initiated by unmodulated sympathetic reflexes in the decentralized cord...
May 8, 2017: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476939/exploitation-of-the-host-cell-ubiquitin-machinery-by-microbial-effector-proteins
#15
REVIEW
Yi-Han Lin, Matthias P Machner
Pathogenic bacteria are in a constant battle for survival with their host. In order to gain a competitive edge, they employ a variety of sophisticated strategies that allow them to modify conserved host cell processes in ways that favor bacterial survival and growth. Ubiquitylation, the covalent attachment of the small modifier ubiquitin to target proteins, is such a pathway. Ubiquitylation profoundly alters the fate of a myriad of cellular proteins by inducing changes in their stability or function, subcellular localization or interaction with other proteins...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457089/immunogenicity-of-sci-b-vac-a-third-generation-hepatitis-b-vaccine-in-hiv-positive-adults
#16
Danny Alon, Gideon Y Stein, Vered Hadas-Golan, Luba Tau, Tal Brosh, Dan Turner
BACKGROUND: Guidelines recommend hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccination of all adults positive for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Immune responses to single-antigen HBV vaccine among HIV-positive patients are low when compared with HIV-negative adults. Sci-B-Vac™ is a recombinant third-generation HBV that may be advantageous in this population. OBJECTIVES: To examine the immune responses to Sci-B-Vac among HIV-positive adults. METHODS: We conducted a prospective cohort study involving HIV-positive adults who had negative HBV serology (HBSAg, HBSAb, HBcoreAb)...
March 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456012/neuregulin-1-positively-modulates-glial-response-and-improves-neurological-recovery-following-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury
#17
Arsalan Alizadeh, Scott M Dyck, Hardeep Kataria, Ghazaleh M Shahriary, Dung H Nguyen, Kallivalappil T Santhosh, Soheila Karimi-Abdolrezaee
Spinal cord injury (SCI) results in glial activation and neuroinflammation, which play pivotal roles in the secondary injury mechanisms with both pro- and antiregeneration effects. Presently, little is known about the endogenous molecular mechanisms that regulate glial functions in the injured spinal cord. We previously reported that the expression of neuregulin-1 (Nrg-1) is acutely and chronically declined following traumatic SCI. Here, we investigated the potential ramifications of Nrg-1 dysregulation on glial and immune cell reactivity following SCI...
April 29, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445714/the-toll-like-receptor-2-agonist-pam3csk4-is-neuroprotective-after-spinal-cord-injury
#18
Nicole S Stivers, Nicolas Pelisch, Ben C Orem, Joshua Williams, Jacqueline M Nally, David P Stirling
Microglia/macrophage activation and recruitment following spinal cord injury (SCI) is associated with both detrimental and reparative functions. Stimulation of the innate immune receptor Toll-like receptor-2 (TLR2) has shown to be beneficial following SCI, and it increases axonal regeneration following optic nerve crush. However, the mechanism(s) remain unclear. As microglia express high levels of TLR2, we hypothesized that modulating the microglial response to injury using a specific TLR2 agonist, Pam3CSK4, would prevent secondary-mediated white matter degeneration following SCI...
August 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387890/effects-of-propofol-and-dexmedetomidine-anesthesia-on-th1-th2-of-rat-spinal-cord-injury
#19
F-Y He, W-Z Feng, J Zhong, W Xu, H-Y Shao, Y-R Zhang
OBJECTIVE: Spinal cord injury (SCI) patients had major trauma during surgery, which thus necessitates optimal choice of anesthesia drugs. The specific selection of anesthesia agents may affect body immune system. Therefore, this study aims to investigate the anesthesia effect of propofol and dexmedetomidine on the rat SCI and their effects of Th1/Th2. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Improved ALLEN's pouching method was used to generate rat SCI model. The SCI rat models were further divided into propofol and dexmedetomidine group for analyzing anesthesia time, duration, post-op analgesia time, SCI sensory function Reuter score...
March 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306359/spinal-cord-injuries-how-could-cell-therapy-help
#20
REVIEW
Anna Badner, Ahad M Siddiqui, Michael G Fehlings
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a devastating condition, where regenerative failure and cell loss lead to paralysis. The heterogeneous and time-sensitive pathophysiology has made it difficult to target tissue repair. Despite many medical advances, there are no effective regenerative therapies. As stem cells offer multi-targeted and environmentally responsive benefits, cell therapy is a promising treatment approach. Areas covered: This review highlights the cell therapies being investigated for SCI, including Schwann cells, olfactory ensheathing cells, mensenchymal stem/stromal cells, neural precursors, oligodendrocyte progenitors, embryonic stem cells, and induced pluripotent stem cells...
May 2017: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
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