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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140729/gene-expression-and-gene-associations-during-the-development-of-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-in-the-dahl-salt-sensitive-model-of-hypertension
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Jeffrey Yim, Hyokeun Cho, Simon W Rabkin
Gene expression and associations were examined in a model of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), a condition with minimal effective treatment. Genes with at least two studies showing significant changes in Dahl rat with heart failure were examined by meta-analysis. Significantly increased in expression were iNOS, p47phox, ADM, ANP, OPN, ACE, MCP-1, GP91PHOX, ICAM-1, TGF-β1, CTGF, ET-1, p22phox, ETB, BNP, ETA, MMP13, Col1a1, MMP2, TIMP1, Col3a1, Il-1β, β-MHC, ECE1, MMP14, AGT, and MMP9...
November 15, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137327/regulation-of-fbxo4-mediated-icam-1-protein-stability-in-metastatic-breast-cancer
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Jae-Hyeok Kang, Mi-Young Choi, Yan-Hong Cui, Neha Kaushik, Nizam Uddin, Ki-Chun Yoo, Min-Jung Kim, Su-Jae Lee
Advanced or progressive cancers share common traits such as altered transcriptional modulation, genetic modification, and abnormal post-translational regulation. These processes influence protein stability and cellular activity. Intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) is involved in the malignant progression of various human cancers, including breast, liver, renal, and pancreatic cancers, but protein stability has not been deal with in metastatic breast cancer. Additionally, the relevance of the stability maintenance of ICAM-1 protein remains obscure...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136347/pro-inflammatory-mediator-responses-from-neonatal-airway-epithelial-cells-and-early-childhood-wheeze
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Steve Turner, David Miller, Garry M Walsh, Alison Scaife, Ultan F Power, Michael D Shields, Graham Devereux
BACKGROUND: Airway epithelial cell (AEC) function differs between children with and without asthma. Here, we associated neonatal AEC function with asthma symptoms at 4 years of age. METHODS: Nasal AEC were collected from neonates within 48 h of birth. Cells were cultured and stimulated with tumor necrosis factor alpha/interleukin-1 beta (TNFα/IL-1β), lipopolysaccharide (LPS), or house dust mite (HDM). Absolute concentrations of pro-inflammatory mediators in the culture supernatant were quantified and expressed as median [interquartile range] in pg/mg protein...
November 14, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132130/effect-of-huagantongluofang-a-chinese-traditional-medicine-in-hepatic-fibrogenesis-in-a-mouse-model-of-biliary-cirrhosis
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Ji Xuan, Wei Wen, Yong Wang, Feng Wang, Hua-Bing Xu, Mei Shao, Ya Yang, Yao-Zhou Tian
BACKGROUND: Biliary cirrhosis (BC) is a chronic cholestatic liver disease, in which hepatic fibrosis is an early symptom. This study aimed to identify the biological function and the therapeutic effect of a Chinese traditional medicine, HuaGanTongLuoFang (HGTLF), in a mouse model of BC. METHODS: The mice (n = 72) were randomly divided into a sham group (n =12) and BC group (n = 60). The animals in the BC group were then randomly divided into five groups (n = 12 in each) and treated with three different doses of HGTLF, ureodeoxycholic acid (UDCA), or normal saline (the model group)...
November 13, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131413/the-effect-of-epitope-based-ligation-of-icam-1-on-survival-and-retransplantation-of-pig-islets-in-nonhuman-primates
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Jae-Il Lee, Jiyeon Kim, Yun-Jung Choi, Hi-Jung Park, Hye-Jin Park, Hae Joo Wi, Sunok Yoon, Jun-Seop Shin, Jin Kyun Park, Kyeong Cheon Jung, Eun Bong Lee, Hee Jung Kang, Eung Soo Hwang, Sang-Joon Kim, Chung-Gyu Park, Seong Hoe Park
BACKGROUND: Pig islet xenotransplantation is a promising alternative to allogeneic transplantation. However, the wide immunologic barrier between pigs and primates limits the long-term survival of the graft. MD-3, a novel monoclonal antibody (mAb) that recognizes a particular epitope of human ICAM-1, can render T cells tolerant to a xenograft by arresting dendritic cell maturation. We report the long-term survival of adult wild-type pig islets and successful retransplantation in nonhuman primates using a protocol comprising induction with MD-3 mAb and maintenance with anti-CD154 mAb and sirolimus...
November 12, 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131009/effects-of-microrna-499-on-the-inflammatory-damage-of-endothelial-cells-during-coronary-artery-disease-via-the-targeting-of-pdcd4-through-the-nf-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-tnf-%C3%AE-signaling-pathway
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Yu-Hong Zhang, Keng He, Gang Shi
BACKGROUND/AIMS: This study aimed to analyze the impact of microRNA-499 (miR-499) on the inflammatory damage of endothelial cells during coronary artery disease (CAD) via the targeting of PDCD4 through the NF-kB/ TNF-α signaling pathway. METHODS: A total of 216 CAD patients (CAD group) and 90 healthy people (normal group) were enrolled in our study. Endothelial cells were collected and assigned into normal, OX-LDL, negative control (NC), miR-499 inhibitor, miR-499 mimic, PDCD4 siRNA, and miR-499 inhibitor + PDCD4 siRNA groups...
November 6, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130961/endothelial-cell-derived-microparticles-from-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-hypoxia-syndrome-and-coronary-artery-disease-increase-aortic-endothelial-cell-dysfunction
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Lixin Jia, Jingyao Fan, Wei Cui, Sa Liu, Na Li, Wayne Bond Lau, Xinliang Ma, Jie Du, Shaoping Nie, Yongxiang Wei
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Obstructive sleep apnea hypoxia syndrome (OSAHS) is an independent risk factor for coronary artery disease (CAD). Treatment of OSAHS improves clinical outcome in some CAD patients, but the relationship between OSAHS and CAD is complex. Microparticles (MPs) are shed by the plasma membrane by either physiologic or pathologic stimulation. In the current study, we investigated the role of MPs in the context of OSAHS. METHODS AND RESULTS: 54 patients with both suspected coronary artery stenosis and OSAHS were recruited and underwent both coronary arteriography and polysomnography...
November 1, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129649/tsg-6-a-double-edged-sword-for-osteoarthritis
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Ching-Heng Chou, David E Attarian, Hans-Georg Wisniewski, Philip A Band, Virginia B Kraus
PURPOSE: To explore mechanisms underlying the association of TSG-6 with osteoarthritis (OA) progression. METHODS: TSG-6-mediated heavy chain (HC) transfer (TSG-6 activity) and its association with inflammatory mediators were quantified in knee OA (n=25) synovial fluids. Paired intact and damaged cartilages from the same individuals (20 tibial and 12 meniscal) were analyzed by qRT-PCR and immunohistochemistry (IHC) for gene and protein expression of TSG-6 and components of IαI (necessary for TSG-6 activity), and for TSG-6 activity +/- spiked in IαI...
November 9, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127148/ubc9-binds-to-adap-and-is-required-for-rap1-membrane-recruitment-rac1-activation-and-integrin-mediated-t-cell-adhesion
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Yiwei Xiong, Chengjin Ye, Naiqi Yang, Madanqi Li, Hebin Liu
Although the immune adaptor adhesion and degranulation-promoting adaptor protein (ADAP) acts as a key mediator of integrin inside-out signaling leading to T cell adhesion, the regulation of this adaptor during integrin activation and clustering remains unclear. We now identify Ubc9, the sole small ubiquitin-related modifier E2 conjugase, as an essential regulator of ADAP where it is required for TCR-induced membrane recruitment of the small GTPase Rap1 and its effector protein RapL and for activation of the small GTPase Rac1 in T cell adhesion...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126419/the-adverse-vascular-effects-of-multi-walled-carbon-nanotubes-mwcnts-to-human-vein-endothelial-cells-huvecs-in-vitro-role-of-length-of-mwcnts
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Jimin Long, Yafang Xiao, Liangliang Liu, Yi Cao
BACKGROUND: Increasing evidences indicate that exposure to multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) could induce adverse vascular effects, but the role of length of MWCNTs in determining the toxic effects is less studied. This study investigated the adverse effects of two well-characterized MWCNTs to human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs). METHODS: The internalization and localization of MWCNTs in HUVECs were examined by using transmission electron microscopy (TEM)...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124041/alteration-of-gut-microbiota-and-inflammatory-cytokine-chemokine-profiles-in-5-fluorouracil-induced-intestinal-mucositis
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Hong-Li Li, Lan Lu, Xiao-Shuang Wang, Li-Yue Qin, Ping Wang, Shui-Ping Qiu, Hui Wu, Fei Huang, Bei-Bei Zhang, Hai-Lian Shi, Xiao-Jun Wu
Disturbed homeostasis of gut microbiota has been suggested to be closely associated with 5-fluorouracil (5-Fu) induced mucositis. However, current knowledge of the overall profiles of 5-Fu-disturbed gut microbiota is limited, and so far there is no direct convincing evidence proving the causality between 5-Fu-disturbed microbiota and colonic mucositis. In mice, in agreement with previous reports, 5-Fu resulted in severe colonic mucositis indicated by weight loss, diarrhea, bloody stool, shortened colon, and infiltration of inflammatory cells...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123578/the-role-of-adhesion-molecules-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-in-children-assessment-of-the-possible-risk-of-cardiovascular-complications
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Aneta Trzeciak-Jędrzejczyk, Ryszard Makosiej, Michał Kolejwa, Ewa Głowacka, Elżbieta Czkwianianc
Introduction: Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are chronic diseases that proceed with exacerbation and remission phases. Adhesion molecules play a significant role in inflammatory processes. The same adhesion molecules play an important role in atherogenesis. Aim: To assess the risk of atherosclerosis in IBD in children. Material and methods: The study included 40 patients with IBD (25 with Crohn's disease - CD and 15 with ulcerative colitis - UC) aged 4-17 years...
2017: Przegla̜d Gastroenterologiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123394/quercetin-nanoparticle-complex-attenuated-diabetic-nephropathy-via-regulating-the-expression-level-of-icam-1-on-endothelium
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Fei Tong, Suhuan Liu, Bing Yan, Xuejun Li, Shiwei Ruan, Shuyu Yang
The purpose of the study was to reveal the therapeutic effect of quercetin (QUE) nanoparticle complex on diabetic nephropathy (DN) by regulating the expression of intercellular adhesion molecular-1 (ICAM-1) on endothelium as compared to free QUE. QUE 10 mg/kg as a single abdominal subcutaneous injection daily for 8 weeks continuously in diabetic rats and 10 mg/kg QUE nanoparticle complex as a single abdominal subcutaneous injection every 5 days, continuously administered for 8 weeks to diabetic rats. Blood and left kidneys were collected; pathological change of kidney, renal function, oxidative stress level, blood glucose level, serum lipid, urine protein, and albumin/creatinine ratio were measured; and neutrophil adhesion, ICAM-1 expression, and CD11b(+) cells infiltration were observed...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122817/apo-a-i-apolipoprotein-a-i-vascular-gene-therapy-provides-durable-protection-against-atherosclerosis-in-hyperlipidemic-rabbits
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Bradley K Wacker, Nagadhara Dronadula, Lianxiang Bi, Alexis Stamatikos, David A Dichek
OBJECTIVE: Gene therapy that expresses apo A-I (apolipoprotein A-I) from vascular wall cells has promise for preventing and reversing atherosclerosis. Previously, we reported that transduction of carotid artery endothelial cells with a helper-dependent adenoviral (HDAd) vector expressing apo A-I reduced early (4 weeks) fatty streak development in fat-fed rabbits. Here, we tested whether the same HDAd could provide long-term protection against development of more complex lesions. APPROACH AND RESULTS: Fat-fed rabbits (n=25) underwent bilateral carotid artery gene transfer, with their left and right common carotids randomized to receive either a control vector (HDAdNull) or an apo A-I-expressing vector (HDAdApoAI)...
November 9, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122211/citrate-dialysate-does-not-induce-oxidative-stress-or-inflammation-in-vitro-as-compared-to-acetate-dialysate
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Rafael Pérez-García, Rafael Ramírez Chamond, Patricia de Sequera Ortiz, Marta Albalate, Marta Puerta Carretero, Mayra Ortega, M Caridad Ruiz Caro, Roberto Alcazar Arroyo
Increased acetataemia during haemodialysis sessions has been associated with a number of abnormalities, including increased oxidative stress, pro-inflammatory cytokines and nitric oxide synthesis. However, citric acid may play an alternative role to acetate as a dialysate stabiliser given that the effect of citrate on complement and leukocyte activation is different to that of acetate. The purpose of this study was to compare the inflammatory effect in immunocompetent blood cells of acetate dialysate and citrate dialysate...
November 2017: Nefrología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121940/plasma-irisin-is-elevated-in-type-2-diabetes-and-is-associated-with-increased-e-selectin-levels
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Karan S Rana, Chathyan Pararasa, Islam Afzal, David A Nagel, Eric J Hill, Clifford J Bailey, Helen R Griffiths, Ioannis Kyrou, Harpal S Randeva, Srikanth Bellary, James E Brown
BACKGROUND: Irisin is a hormone released mainly from skeletal muscle after exercise which increases adipose tissue energy expenditure. Adipocytes can also release irisin after exercise, acting as a local adipokine to induce white adipose tissue to take on a brown adipose tissue-like phenotype, suggesting that irisin and its receptor may represent a novel molecular target for the treatment of obesity and obesity-related diabetes. Previous reports provide conflicting evidence regarding circulating irisin levels in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM)...
November 9, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121917/a-single-rapamycin-dose-protects-against-late-stage-experimental-cerebral-malaria-via-modulation-of-host-immunity-endothelial-activation-and-parasite-sequestration
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Pedro Mejia, J Humberto Treviño-Villarreal, Justin S Reynolds, Mariana De Niz, Andrew Thompson, Matthias Marti, James R Mitchell
BACKGROUND: Maladaptive immune responses during cerebral malaria (CM) result in high mortality despite opportune anti-malarial chemotherapy. Rapamycin, an FDA-approved immunomodulator, protects against experimental cerebral malaria (ECM) in mice through effects on the host. However, the potential for reduced adaptive immunity with chronic use, combined with an incomplete understanding of mechanisms underlying protection, limit translational potential as an adjunctive therapy in CM. RESULTS: The results presented herein demonstrate that a single dose of rapamycin, provided as late as day 4 or 5 post-infection, protected mice from ECM neuropathology and death through modulation of distinct host responses to infection...
November 9, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118911/fibroblast-growth-factor-21-delayed-endothelial-replicative-senescence-and-protected-cells-from-h2o2-induced-premature-senescence-through-sirt1
#18
Jinhua Yan, Jinli Wang, Huijin Huang, Yi Huang, Tao Mi, Cuntai Zhang, Le Zhang
Vascular aging is an independent risk factor for age-related diseases, including atherosclerosis. Fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) has been widely recognized as a metabolic regulator that is elevated in response to caloric and nutritional restrictions. Recent studies have demonstrated its emerging role as a pro-longevity hormone, but its effects on the senescence of human umbilical vascular endothelial cells (HUVECs) remain unclear. In the present study, we explored the anti-senescence effects and underlying mechanism of FGF21 on HUVECs...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118012/effects-and-mechanisms-of-caffeine-to-improve-immunologic-and-metabolic-abnormalities-in-diet-induced-obese-rats
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Chih-Wei Liu, Hung-Cheng Tsai, Chia-Chang Huang, Chang-Youh Tsai, Yen-Bo Su, Ming-Wei Lin, Kuei Chuan Lee, Yun-Cheng Hsieh, Tzu-Hao Li, Shiang-Fen Huang, Ying-Ying Yang, Ming-Chih Hou, Han-Chieh Lin, Fa-Yauh Lee, Shou-Dong Lee
In obesity, there are no effective therapies for parallel immune and metabolic abnormalities including systemic/tissue insulin-resistance/inflammation, adiposity and hepatic steatosis. Caffeine has anti-inflammation, anti-hepatic steatosis and anti-insulin-resistance effects. In this study, we evaluated the effects and molecular mechanisms of 6-week of caffeine treatment (HFD-caf) on immunologic and metabolic abnormalities of high-fat diet (HFD)-induced obese rats. In comparison with HFD-V rats, in HFD-caf rats the suppressed circulating immune cell inflammatory [TNFα, MCP-1, IL-6, intercellular adhesion molecule1 (ICAM-1) and nitrite] profiles were accompanied by decreased liver, white adipose tissue (WAT) and muscle' macrophages and its intracellular cytokines levels...
November 7, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115547/preventive-effect-of-hesperidin-modulates-inflammatory-responses-and-antioxidant-status-following-acute-myocardial-infarction-through-the-expression-of-ppar%C3%A2-%C3%AE-and-bcl%C3%A2-2-in-model-mice
#20
Chunying Meng, Zeheng Guo, Dagang Li, Hanwei Li, Jianbin He, Dingguo Wen, Bin Luo
Hesperetin is the main pharmacological ingredient of fruit of the citrus family, rutaceae. It is a flavanone, which has potent antioxidation and anti‑inflammatory activities. The present study investigated the preventive effect of hesperidin in the modulation of acute myocardial infarction (AMI)‑induced inflammatory responses and antioxidant status in a mouse model. The levels of creatine kinase‑MB, tumor necrosis factor (TNF‑α), interleukin (IL)‑1β, IL‑6, monocyte chemoattractant protein 1 (MCP‑1), intercellular adhesion molecule 1 (ICAM‑1), malondialdehyde (MDA), catalase (CAT), superoxide dismutase (SOD) and caspase‑3/9 were measured using ELISA kits...
November 6, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
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