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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156522/the-prevention-of-tnf-%C3%AE-ifn-%C3%AE-mixture-induced-inflammation-in-human-keratinocyte-and-atopic-dermatitis-like-skin-lesions-in-nc-nga-mice-by-mineral-balanced-deep-sea-water
#1
Kyu-Shik Lee, So-Young Chun, Min-Gu Lee, Soyoung Kim, Tae-Jung Jang, Kyung-Soo Nam
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic inflammatory skin disease caused by environmental and chemical allergens. Despite the complexity of its pathogenesis, many investigations have shown that substances having anti-inflammatory activities alleviated the pathology of AD. Here, we evaluated the effects of mineral-balanced deep sea water (DSW) on AD-like skin damage in both in vitro and in vivo. The results showed that mineral-balanced DSW regressed inflammatory chemokines, such as macrophage-derived chemokine (MDC), thymus- and activation-regulated chemokine (TARC) and regulated on activation, normal T-cell expressed and secreted (RANTES), and cytokines, interleukin (IL)-6 and granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) mRNA expression in HaCaT immortal human keratinocyte treated with tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α/ interferon (IFN)-γ mixture...
November 14, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149667/tumor-acidosis-and-hypoxia-differently-modulate-the-inflammatory-program-measurements-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#2
Anne Riemann, Sarah Reime, Oliver Thews
Inflammatory mediators produced by the tumor cells are of importance for immune response but also for malignant progression. The aim of the study was to analyze the expression of monocyte chemoattractant protein-1, interleukin-6 (IL-6), tumor necrosis factor-α, inducible isoform of nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), cyclooxygenase-2, and osteopontin in vitro in two different tumor cell lines under hypoxia (pO2≈1.5 mmHg) and/or acidosis (pH=6.6) for up to 24 hours since hypoxia and acidosis are common characteristics of solid tumors...
November 14, 2017: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147715/the-impact-of-ultraviolet-b-uv-b-radiation-in-combination-with-different-temperatures-in-the-early-life-stage-of-zebrafish-danio-rerio
#3
Feyza Icoglu Aksakal, Abdulkadir Ciltas
Ultraviolet B (UV-B) radiation is an environmental stressor with detrimental effects on many aquatic organisms including fish. In addition, UV-B exposure combined with other environmental factors could have even more negative effects. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of UV-B radiation exposure on zebrafish embryos/larvae in terms of survival, developmental toxicity and the mRNA levels of the genes related to oxidative stress and innate immune response at different temperatures (24 °C, 28 °C and 30 °C)...
November 17, 2017: Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144996/new-roles-and-controls-of-mast-cells
#4
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Eric Espinosa, Salvatore Valitutti
Mast cells are innate immune cells implicated in immune surveillance and defense. They are filled with secretory granules where a vast array of molecules endowed with multiple biological activities are stored. The process of granule secretion, named degranulation, is a tightly controlled biological phenomenon that allows mast cells to rapidly and efficiently release bioactive mediators in response to extracellular stimuli. MC degranulation allows fighting pathogens, limiting envenomation and contributes to tissue homeostasis...
November 13, 2017: Current Opinion in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141788/interleukin-1-receptor-antagonist-and-2-5-oligoadenylate-synthetase-like-molecules-as-novel-biomarkers-for-multiple-sclerosis-patients-in-bahrain
#5
Moudi Al-Nashmi, Safa Taha, Isa Alsharoqi, Moiz Bakhiet
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a multi-factorial disease of the Central Nervous System (CNS) affecting young adults leading to significant disabilities over time. MS is now believed to be prevalent in Arabian Gulf area with high incidence due to environmental factors and unknown genetic variations. The objectives of this study was to detect up-regulated potential genes that might be involved in neuroinflammatory process in MS patients in Bahrain and to measure the protein levels of the expressed genes...
November 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141157/the-devastating-effect-of-exposure-to-high-irradiation-dose-on-liver-and-the-performance-of-synthesized-nano-hap-in-relieve-the-associated-symptoms-in-rats
#6
Eman Ismail Gheriany, Sameh A Awwad
Ionizing radiation is one of the environmental factors that may contribute to liver dysfunction by a mechanism involving oxidative stress. The present investigation was undertaken to study the possible therapeutic effect of nano-HAp on whole body gamma irradiation induced hepatotoxicity in rats. The study consisted of three groups of 10 rats each. Group 1 (control), whereas group 2 received a single dose of γ-radiation (10Gy). The animals in groups 3 was treated with nano-HAp (100 mg/kg b.w.) once / week for three weeks starting in the next day of γ radiation...
November 15, 2017: Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Biochimie et Biologie Cellulaire
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140428/hpv-negative-but-not-hpv-positive-oropharyngeal-carcinomas-induce-fibroblasts-to-support-tumour-invasion-through-micro-environmental-release-of-hgf-and-il-6
#7
Robert Bolt, Bernadette Foran, Craig Murdoch, Daniel W Lambert, Sally Thomas, Keith D Hunter
Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is causally related to a subset of oropharyngeal carcinomas (OPC) and is linked to a more favourable prognosis compared to HPV-negative OPC. The mechanisms underlying this effect on prognosis are not fully understood, but interactions with the tumour microenvironment may be pivotal. Here, we investigated the role of the tumour microenvironment in HPV-positive compared to HPV-negative cancer using 2D and 3D modelling of OPC interactions with stromal fibroblasts. HPV-negative, but not HPV-positive, OPC-derived cell lines induced a rapid fibroblast secretory response that supported 2D cancer cell migration and invasion in vitro...
November 13, 2017: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140241/direct-biomarkers-of-microbial-translocation-correlate-with-immune-activation-in-adult-zambians-with-environmental-enteropathy-and-hepatosplenic-schistosomiasis
#8
Patrick Kaonga, Evans Kaimoyo, Ellen Besa, Kanekwa Zyambo, Edford Sinkala, Paul Kelly
Microbial translocation is a poorly understood consequence of several disorders such as environmental enteropathy (EE) and hepatosplenic schistosomiasis (HSS). Herein, we compared biomarkers of microbial origin and immune activation in adults with these disorders and in healthy controls. A cross-sectional study was conducted in participants with EE recruited from Misisi compound, Lusaka, Zambia; HSS patients and healthy controls from the University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka. Plasma lipopolysaccharides (LPSs) was measured by limulus amoebocyte lysate assay, plasma 16S ribosomal RNA (16S rRNA) gene copy number was quantified by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction, Toll-like receptor ligand (TLRL) activity by QUANTI-Blue detection medium, and cytokines from cell culture supernatant by Cytometric Bead Array...
November 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137271/environmental-conditions-differentially-affect-neurobehavioral-outcomes-in-a-mouse-model-of-sepsis-associated-encephalopathy
#9
Mu-Huo Ji, Hui Tang, Dan Luo, Li-Li Qiu, Min Jia, Hong-Mei Yuan, Shan-Wu Feng, Jian-Jun Yang
Brain dysfunction remains a common complication after sepsis development and is an independent risk factor for a poorer prognosis and an increased mortality. Here we tested the hypothesis that the behavioral outcomes after lipopolysaccharides (LPS) administration are exacerbated by an impoverished environment (IE) and alleviated by an enriched environment (EE), respectively. Mice were randomly allocated in a standard environment (SE), an EE, or an IE for 4 weeks after LPS or normal saline (NS) administration...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136175/structural-basis-of-effector-and-operator-recognition-by-the-phenolic-acid-responsive-transcriptional-regulator-padr
#10
Sun Cheol Park, Yun Mi Kwak, Wan Seok Song, Minsun Hong, Sung-Il Yoon
The PadR family is a large group of transcriptional regulators that function as environmental sensors. PadR negatively controls the expression of phenolic acid decarboxylase, which detoxifies harmful phenolic acids. To identify the mechanism by which PadR regulates phenolic acid-mediated gene expression, we performed structural and mutational studies of effector and operator recognition by Bacillus subtilis PadR. PadR contains an N-terminal winged helix-turn-helix (wHTH) domain (NTD) and a C-terminal homodimerization domain (CTD) and dimerizes into a dolmen shape...
November 9, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128690/transcriptome-based-biological-dosimetry-of-gamma-radiation-in-arabidopsis-using-dna-damage-response-genes
#11
Tae Ho Ryu, Jin Kyu Kim, Jeong-Il Kim, Jin-Hong Kim
Plants are used as representative reference biota for the biological assessment of environmental risks such as ionizing radiation due to their immobility. This study proposed a faster, more economical, and more effective method than conventional cytogenetic methods for the biological dosimetry of ionizing radiation in plants (phytodosimetry). We compared various dose-response curves for the radiation-induced DNA damage response (DDR) in Arabidopsis thaliana after relatively "low-dose" gamma irradiation (3, 6, 12, 24, and 48 Gy) below tens of Gy using comet (or single-cell gel electrophoresis), gamma-H2AX, and transcriptomic assays of seven DDR genes (AGO2, BRCA1, GRG, PARP1, RAD17, RAD51, and RPA1E) using quantitative real time PCR...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127150/cutting-edge-c-maf-is-required-for-regulatory-t-cells-to-adopt-ror%C3%AE-t-and-follicular-phenotypes
#12
Joshua D Wheaton, Chen-Hao Yeh, Maria Ciofani
Regulatory T cells (Tregs) adopt specialized phenotypes defined by coexpression of lineage-defining transcription factors, such as RORγt, Bcl-6, or PPARγ, alongside Foxp3. These Treg subsets have unique tissue distributions and diverse roles in maintaining organismal homeostasis. However, despite extensive functional characterization, the factors driving Treg specialization are largely unknown. In this article, we show that c-Maf is a critical transcription factor regulating this process in mice, essential for generation of both RORγt(+) Tregs and T follicular regulatory cells, but not for adipose-resident Tregs...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111395/time-response-characteristic-and-potential-biomarker-identification-of-heavy-metal-induced-toxicity-in-zebrafish
#13
Jian Yin, Ai-Ping Wang, Wan-Fang Li, Rui Shi, Hong-Tao Jin, Jin-Feng Wei
The present work aims to explore the time-response (from 24 h to 96 h) characteristic and identify early potential sensitive biomarkers of copper (Cu) (as copper chloride dihydrate), cadmium (Cd) (as cadmium acetate), lead (Pb) (as lead nitrate) and chromium (Cr) (as potassium dichromate) exposure in adult zebrafish, focusing on reactive oxygen species (ROS), SOD activity, lipid peroxidation and gene expression related to oxidative stress and inflammatory response. Furthermore, the survival rate decreased apparently by a concentration-dependent manner after Cu, Cr, Cd and Pb exposure, and we selected non-lethal concentrations 0...
October 28, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110610/vegfr1-signaling-regulates-il-4-mediated-arginase-1-expression-in-macrophages
#14
Y Zou, Q Chen, Z Ye, X Li, R Ju
Macrophages undergo polarization or activation in response to environmental stimuli, an essential process for proper immune response. Meanwhile, excessive activation of macrophages causes autoimmune diseases. It is therefore crucial to prevent over-activation of macrophage in order to maintain the proper immune response. Arginase 1 plays a critical role in coordinating the immune response by regulating availability of arginine. However, the mechanism of Arginase 1 regulation is poorly understood. In this study, we discovered the VEGFR1-mediated signaling suppressed IL-4-induced Arginase 1 expression...
November 5, 2017: Current Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108857/applying-inbreeding-hybridization-and-mutagenesis-to-improve-oxidative-stress-tolerance-and-longevity-of-the-entomopathogenic-nematode-heterorhabditis-bacteriophora
#15
Nanette Hope Sumaya, Riddhi Gohil, Christopher Okolo, Temesgen Addis, Verena Doerfler, Ralf-Udo Ehlers, Carlos Molina
Poor shelf-life and sensitivity to environmental stress of entomopathogenic nematodes (EPNs) are traits, which deserve attention for improvement. Recently, a strong positive correlation between oxidative stress tolerance and longevity of Heterorhabditis bacteriophora dauer juveniles (DJs) has been reported. In this study, the improvement of H. bacteriophora DJ longevity was achieved by hybridization and mutagenesis. A hybrid pool deriving from two oxidative stress tolerant and long-living parental strains was generated...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Invertebrate Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108563/the-effect-of-heat-stress-on-intestinal-integrity-and-salmonella-invasion-in-broiler-birds
#16
Alhanof Alhenaky, Anas Abdelqader, Mohannad Abuajamieh, Abdur-Rahman Al-Fataftah
The intestinal mucosa works as a barrier to protect the internal environment of the animal from bacteria and bacterial toxins found in the gut lumen. Heat stress may harm this function. Therefore, we designed the current experiment to investigate the effect of heat stress on intestinal integrity, physiological and immunological responses and Salmonella invasion in broiler chickens. At 26 days of age, 72 birds were randomly distributed into 3 treatments, with 8 replicates per treatment and 3 birds per replicate...
December 2017: Journal of Thermal Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107863/elevated-expression-of-mir-146-mir-139-and-mir-340-involved-in-regulating-th1-th2-balance-with-acute-exposure-of-fine-particulate-matter-in-mice
#17
Tianfang Hou, Jiping Liao, Cheng Zhang, Chao Sun, Xueying Li, Guangfa Wang
Airborne fine particulate matter (PM2.5) is detrimental to human health, and frequently leads to a variety of lung diseases. Recently, IARC conclude that particulate matter is carcinogenic to humans (level one). However, the pulmonary toxicological mechanism induced by PM2.5 remains obscure. Our previous studies confirmed that PM2.5 hurt the human immune system by means of causing the imbalance of Th1/Th2 lymphocytes. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are post-transcriptional gene suppressors and potential mediators of environmental effects, which play an important role in the regulation of CD4(+)T lymphocyte differentiation...
November 3, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107632/keratin-biomaterials-augment-anti-inflammatory-macrophage-phenotype-in-vitro
#18
Michele Waters, Pamela VandeVord, Mark Van Dyke
Tissue regeneration following injury is mediated by macrophage recruitment and differentiation in response to environmental signals. In general, macrophages adopt either a classically (M[IFN-γ, LPS]) or alternatively activated (M[IL-4, IL-13] and M[IL-10]) phenotype. Recent studies have highlighted the importance of alternatively activated macrophages in tissue remodeling and repair as well as the contribution of an imbalance of classically and alternatively activated macrophages to tissue degeneration and disease progression...
October 28, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106695/scaling-up-ionic-liquid-based-technologies-how-much-do-we-care-about-their-toxicity-prima-facie-information-on-1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium-acetate
#19
Shaghayegh Ostadjoo, Paula Berton, Julia Shamshina, Robin D Rogers
The potential of the ionic liquid (IL) 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium acetate ([C2mim][OAc]) to dissolve a variety of biopolymers such as cellulose and chitin, makes it an attractive candidate for scaled-up industrial utilization. In fact, the first steps towards its use at industrial scale have been taken. This increases the urgency to fill the knowledge gaps in its toxicity and environmental impact in order to predict and control its environmental fate. In this mini-review, we discuss the available literature surrounding this key IL...
November 2, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104540/oral-supplementation-with-baker-s-yeast-beta-glucan-is-associated-with-altered-monocytes-t-cells-and-cytokines-following-a-bout-of-strenuous-exercise
#20
Brian K McFarlin, Adam S Venable, Katie C Carpenter, Andrea L Henning, Stephan Ogenstad
Exercise and physical labor in extreme environmental conditions causes transient decreases in immune cell and cytokine concentrations, likely increasing the susceptibility to opportunistic infection. Baker's yeast beta glucan (BYBG) has been previously demonstrated to be an effective countermeasure in athletes, but its effectiveness in individuals of average fitness under similar physical stress is unknown. The purpose of this study was to determine if 10 days of oral supplementation with BYBG could modify previously observed suppression of monocytes, T cells, circulating and whole blood LPS-stimulated cytokines due to strenuous exercise...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
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