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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078559/empirical-combination-of-a-%C3%AE-lactam-to-vancomycin-may-not-improve-outcomes-of-methicillin-susceptible-staphylococcus-aureus-bacteremia-compared-to-vancomycin-monotherapy
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G E Park, J-H Ko, S Y Cho, Y E Ha, N Y Lee, C-I Kang, D R Chung, J-H Song, K R Peck
To evaluate effect of empirical combination of a β-lactam to vancomycin and vancomycin monotherapy in Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia (MSSA-B), we conducted a retrospective cohort study. Electronic medical records of individuals who were diagnosed with MSSA-B between January 2005 and February 2015 at a tertiary care center were reviewed. Patients were classified into three groups according to empirical antibiotic regimen (BL group, β-lactam; VAN group, vancomycin; BV group, combination of β-lactam and vancomycin), and 30-day all-cause mortality of each group was compared...
January 11, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077651/bromodomain-containing-4-brd4-couples-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb-rela-with-airway-inflammation-and-the-irf-rig-i-amplification-loop-in-respiratory-syncytial-virus-infection
#2
Bing Tian, Jun Yang, Yingxin Zhao, Teodora Ivanciuc, Hong Sun, Roberto P Garofalo, Allan R Brasier
: The airway mucosa expresses protective interferon (IFN) and inflammatory cytokines in response to Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) infection. In this study, we examine the role of bromodomain containing 4 (BRD4) in mediating this innate immune response in human small airway epithelial cells. We observe that RSV induces BRD4 to complex with NFκB/RelA. BRD4 is functionally required for expression of the NFκB-dependent inflammatory gene regulatory network (GRN), including the IFN Response Factor (IRFs)-1 and -7 that mediate a cross-talk pathway for RIG-I upregulation...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077285/a-fluorophore-fusion-construct-of-human-profilin-i-with-non-compromized-poly-l-proline-binding-capacity-suitable-for-imaging
#3
Michaela Nejedla, Zhilun Li, Anna E Masser, Matteo Biancospino, Matthias Spiess, Sebastian D Mackowiak, Marc R Friedländer, Roger Karlsson
Profilin is vital for actin organization in eukaryotic cells. It controls actin filament formation by binding monomeric actin and numerous proteins involved in polarized actin assembly. Important for the latter is the interaction surface formed by the N- and C-terminal helices, which pack close to each other on one side of the molecule at distance from the actin site and mediate binding to poly-proline sequences present in many of the targeted proteins. Via these interactions profilin contributes to the spatiotemporal control of actin filament growth...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069554/encapsulation-of-two-different-tlr-ligands-into-liposomes-confer-protective-immunity-and-prevent-tumor-development
#4
Banu Bayyurt, Gizem Tincer, Kubra Almacioglu, Esin Alpdundar, Mayda Gursel, Ihsan Gursel
Nucleic acid-based Toll-like receptor (TLR) ligands are promising adjuvants and immunotherapeutic agents. Combination of TLR ligands potentiates immune response by providing synergistic immune activity via triggering different signaling pathways and may impact antigen dependent T-cell immune memory. However, their short circulation time due to nuclease attack hampers their clinical performance. Liposomes offer inclusion of protein and nucleic acid-based drugs with high encapsulation efficiency and drug loading...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069433/dual-recognition-activity-of-a-rhamnose-binding-lectin-to-pathogenic-bacteria-and-zooxanthellae-in-stony-coral-pocillopora-damicornis
#5
Zhi Zhou, Xiaopeng Yu, Jia Tang, Yunjie Zhu, Guangmei Chen, Liping Guo, Bo Huang
Rhamnose-binding lectin (RBL) is a type of Ca(2+)-independent lectin with tandem repeat carbohydrate-recognition domain, and is crucial for the innate immunity in many invertebrates. In this study, the cDNA sequence encoding RBL in coral Pocillopora damicornis (PdRBL-1) was cloned. The PdRBL-1 protein shared highest amino acid sequence similarity (55%) with the polyp of Hydra vulgaris, and contained a signal peptide and two tandem carbohydrate-recognition domains in which all cysteine residues were conserved...
January 6, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063952/transcriptome-profiling-of-spleen-provides-insights-into-the-antiviral-mechanism-in-schizothorax-prenanti-after-poly-i-c-challenge
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Xiaogang Du, Yunkun Li, Dong Li, Fangliang Lian, Shiyong Yang, Jiayun Wu, Hanmei Liu, Guixian Bu, Fengyan Meng, Xiaohan Cao, Xianyin Zeng, Huaiyu Zhang, Zhiyu Chen
Schizothorax prenanti (S. prenanti) is an important economical cold-water fish species in southwestern China, but it is susceptible to various pathogens infection. In order to clearly elucidate the antiviral mechanism, in this study, we have analyzed the transcriptome of S. prenanti spleen after challenge with the virus mimic, poly (I:C) (pIC), using next generation sequencing technology (RNA-seq). A total of 313 differential expressed genes (DEGs) in spleen at 24 h were obtained after pIC treatment, including 268 significantly up-regulated unigenes (fold change > 2) and 45 significantly down-regulated unigenes (fold change > 2)...
January 4, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062226/molecular-characterization-and-expression-analysis-of-three-subclasses-of-igt-in-rainbow-trout-oncorhynchus-mykiss
#7
Nu Zhang, Xu-Jie Zhang, Dan-Dan Chen, J Oriol Sunyer, Yong-An Zhang
As the teleost specific immunoglobulin, IgT plays important roles in systemic and mucosal immunity. In the current study, in rainbow trout, we have cloned the heavy chain (Igτ) genes of a secretory form of IgT2 as well as the membrane and secretory forms of a third IgT subclass, termed IgT3. Conserved cysteine and tryptophan residues that are crucial for the folding of the immunoglobulin domain as well as hydrophobic and hydrophilic residues within CART motif were identified in all IgT subclasses. Through analysis of the rainbow trout genome assembly, Igτ3 gene was found localized upstream of Igτ1 gene, while Igτ2 gene situated on another scaffold...
January 3, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056395/binding-interaction-of-phenothiazinium-dyes-with-double-stranded-rnas-spectroscopic-and-calorimetric-investigation
#8
Baishakhi Saha, Gopinatha Suresh Kumar
RNA targeting through small molecules is an emerging and promising therapeutic route that necessitates identification of small molecules that can selectively target specific RNA structures. In this context a comparative study of the interaction of two phenothiazinium dyes thionine (THN) and toluidine blue O (TBO) with three double stranded RNA polynucleotides (ds RNAs) viz. poly(I).poly(C), poly(A).poly(U) and poly(C).poly(G) was conducted by various biophysical techniques. A higher binding of THN with poly(I)...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055968/bh3-mimetics-suppress-cxcl12-expression-in-human-malignant-peripheral-nerve-sheath-tumor-cells
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Christopher D Graham, Niroop Kaza, Hawley C Pruitt, Lauren M Gibson, Barbara J Klocke, Lalita A Shevde, Steven L Carroll, Kevin A Roth
Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNSTs) are aggressive, Schwann cell-derived neoplasms of the peripheral nervous system that have recently been shown to possess an autocrine CXCL12/CXCR4 signaling loop that promotes tumor cell proliferation and survival. Importantly, the CXCL12/CXCR4 signaling axis is driven by availability of the CXCL12 ligand rather than CXCR4 receptor levels alone. Therefore, pharmacological reduction of CXCL12 expression could be a potential chemotherapeutic target for patients with MPNSTs or other pathologies wherein the CXCL12/CXCR4 signaling axis is active...
December 31, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052997/human-three-dimensional-endometrial-epithelial-cell-model-to-study-host-interactions-with-vaginal-bacteria-and-neisseria-gonorrhoeae
#10
Paweł Łaniewski, Adriana Gomez, Geoffrey Hire, Magdalene So, Melissa M Herbst-Kralovetz
Colonization of the endometrium by pathogenic bacteria, ascending from the lower female reproductive tract (FRT), is associated with many gynecologic and obstetric health complications. To study these host-microbe interactions in vitro, we developed a human three-dimensional (3-D) endometrial epithelial cell (EEC) model using the HEC-1A cell line and rotating wall vessel (RWV) bioreactor technology. Our model, composed of 3-D EEC aggregates, recapitulates several functional/structural characteristics of human endometrial epithelial tissue including cell differentiation, junctional complexes/desmosomes, microvilli, membrane-associated mucins and Toll-like receptors (TLRs)...
January 4, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052863/double-stranded-rna-up-regulates-the-expression-of-inflammatory-mediators-in-human-aortic-valve-cells-through-the-tlr3-trif-non-canonical-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway
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Qiong Zhan, Rui Song, Fei Li, Lihua Ao, Qingchun Zeng, Dingli Xu, David A Fullerton, Xianzhong Meng
BACKGROUND: Calcific aortic valve disease (CAVD) is a chronic inflammatory condition and the inflammatory responses of aortic valve interstitial cells (AVICs) play a critical role in the disease progression. Double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) released from damaged or stressed cells is pro-inflammatory and may contribute to the mechanism of chronic inflammation observed in diseased aortic valves. The objective of this study is to determine the effect of dsRNA on AVIC inflammatory responses and the underlying mechanism...
January 4, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049150/fosl1-inhibits-type-i-interferon-responses-to-malaria-and-viral-infections-by-blocking-tbk1-and-traf3-trif-interactions
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Baowei Cai, Jian Wu, Xiao Yu, Xin-Zhuan Su, Rong-Fu Wang
: Innate immune response plays a critical role in controlling invading pathogens, but such an immune response must be tightly regulated. Insufficient or overactivated immune responses may lead to harmful or even fatal consequences. To dissect the complex host-parasite interactions and the molecular mechanisms underlying innate immune responses to infections, here we investigate the role of FOS-like antigen 1 (FOSL1) in regulating the host type I interferon (IFN-I) response to malaria parasite and viral infections...
January 3, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046759/su-f-i-64-comparison-of-lipid-contents-using-steam-and-press-with-in-vivo-high-resolution-spectra-at-9-4-t
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K-H Song, S-I Lim, C-H Yoo, B-Y Choe
PURPOSE: The objective of this study is to compare lipid contents using localized point-resolved spectroscopy (PRESS) and stimulated echo acquisition mode (STEAM) sequences to assess lipid resonances in the liver, using in vivo high-resolution spectra at 9.4 T. METHODS: The examinations were performed on a Bruker 9.4T scanner using 4-channel animal coil for higher resolution. We used PRESS (repetition time [TR]/ TE = 3500/20 ms; number of signal averages [NSA] = 128; acquisition data points = 2048) and STEAM (TR/TM/TE = 3500/10/20 ms; NSA = 128; acquisition data points = 2048)...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046097/glucocorticoid-insensitivity-in-virally-infected-airway-epithelial-cells-is-dependent-on-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-activity
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Yuxiu C Xia, Asmaa Radwan, Christine R Keenan, Shenna Y Langenbach, Meina Li, Danica Radojicic, Sarah L Londrigan, Rosa C Gualano, Alastair G Stewart
Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations are commonly associated with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), rhinovirus (RV) and influenza A virus (IAV) infection. The ensuing airway inflammation is resistant to the anti-inflammatory actions of glucocorticoids (GCs). Viral infection elicits transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) activity, a growth factor we have previously shown to impair GC action in human airway epithelial cells through the activation of activin-like kinase 5 (ALK5), the type 1 receptor of TGF-β...
January 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042704/development-of-an-in-vitro-immunobiotic-evaluation-system-against-rotavirus-infection-in-bovine-intestinal-epitheliocytes
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H Kobayashi, P Kanmani, T Ishizuka, A Miyazaki, J Soma, L Albarracin, Y Suda, T Nochi, H Aso, N Iwabuchi, J-Z Xiao, T Saito, J Villena, H Kitazawa
The bovine intestinal epithelial cell line (BIE cells) expresses the Toll-like receptor (TLR)3 and is able to mount an antiviral immune response after the stimulation with poly(I:C). In the present study, we aimed to further characterise the antiviral defence mechanisms in BIE cells by evaluating the innate immune response triggered by rotavirus (RV) infection. In addition, we attempted to determine whether immunobiotic bifidobacteria are able to confer protection of BIE cells against RV infection by beneficially modulating the antiviral immune response...
January 2, 2017: Beneficial Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039001/paliperidone-reverts-toll-like-receptor-3-signaling-pathway-activation-and-cognitive-deficits-in-a-maternal-immune-activation-mouse-model-of-schizophrenia
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Karina S MacDowell, Eva Munarriz-Cuezva, Javier R Caso, José L M Madrigal, Arantzazu Zabala, J Javier Meana, Borja García-Bueno, Juan C Leza
The pathophysiology of psychotic disorders is multifactorial, including alterations in the immune system caused by exogenous or endogenous factors. Epidemiological and experimental studies indicate that infections during the gestational period represent a risk factor to develop schizophrenia (SZ) along lifetime. Here, we tested the hypothesis that the antipsychotic paliperidone regulates immune-related brain effects in an experimental model of SZ. A well described prenatal immune activation model of SZ in mice by maternal injection of the viral mimetic poly(I:C) during pregnancy was used...
December 28, 2016: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035211/induction-of-indoleamine-2-3-dioxygenase-by-pre-treatment-with-poly-i-c-may-enhance-the-efficacy-of-msc-treatment-in-dss-induced-colitis
#17
Da-Bin Ryu, Ji-Young Lim, Sung-Eun Lee, Gyeongsin Park, Chang-Ki Min
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been used experimentally for treating inflammatory disorders, partly owing to their immunosuppressive properties. The goal of the study was to determine whether TLR ligands can enhance the therapeutic efficacy of bone marrow-derived MSCs for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease. Mice (C57BL6) were administered with 4% dextran sulfate sodium (DSS) in drinking water for 7 days and injected with MSCs on days 1 and 3 following DSS ingestion. Our results demonstrated that among various TLR ligands, MSCs treated with polyinosinic-polycytidylic acid [poly(I:C)], which is a TLR3 ligand, more profoundly induced IDO, which is a therapeutically relevant immunosuppressive factor, without any observable phenotype change in vitro...
December 2016: Immune Network
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035101/polymeric-structure-of-a-coproporphyrin-i-ruthenium-ii-complex-a-powder-diffraction-study
#18
Sergey V Andreev, Sergey A Zverev, Ilya A Zamilatskov, Nadezhda M Kurochkina, Gelii V Ponomarev, Andrew N Fitch, Vladimir V Chernyshev
Porphyrin complexes of ruthenium are widely used as models for the heme protein system, for modelling naturally occurring iron-porphyrin systems and as catalysts in epoxidation reactions. The structural diversity of ruthenium complexes offers an opportunity to use them in the design of multifunctional supramolecular assemblies. Coproporphyrins and metallocoproporphyrins are used as sensors in bioassay and the potential use of derivatives as multiparametric sensors for oxygen and H(+) is one of the main factors driving a growing interest in the synthesis of new porphyrin derivatives...
January 1, 2017: Acta Crystallographica. Section C, Structural Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032945/rapid-room-temperature-chemoselective-csp2-csp2-coupling-of-poly-pseudo-halogenated-arenes-enabled-by-palladium-i-catalysis-in-air
#19
Indrek Kalvet, Guillaume Magnin, Franziska Schoenebeck
While chemoselectivities in Pd(0) -catalyzed coupling reactions are frequently non-intuitive and a result of a complex interplay of ligand/catalyst, substrate, and reaction conditions, we herein report a general method based on Pd(I) that allows for an a priori predictable chemoselective Csp2 -Csp2 coupling at C-Br in preference to C-OTf and C-Cl bonds, regardless of the electronic or steric bias of the substrate. The C-C bond formations are extremely rapid (<5 min at RT) and are catalyzed by an air- and moisture-stable Pd(I) dimer under open-flask conditions...
December 29, 2016: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027722/celastrol-suppresses-expression-of-adhesion-molecules-and-chemokines-by-inhibiting-jnk-stat1-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation-in-poly-i-c-stimulated-astrocytes
#20
Soo Yeon An, Gi Soo Youn, Hyejin Kim, Soo Young Choi, Jinseu Park
In the central nervous system, viral infection can induce inflammation by up-regulating pro-inflammatory mediators that contribute to enhanced infiltration of immune cells into the central nervous areas. Celastrol is known to exert various regulatory functions, including anti-microbial activities. In this study, we investigated the regulatory effects and the mechanisms of action of celastrol against astrocytes activated with polyinosinic-polycytidylic acid (poly(I:C)), a synthetic dsRNA, as a model of pro-inflammatory mediated responses...
September 2, 2016: BMB Reports
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