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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211191/cigarette-smoking-increases-bronchial-mucosal-il-17a-expression-in-asthmatics-which-acts-in-concert-with-environmental-aeroallergens-to-engender-neutrophilic-inflammation
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Leonard Quok Chean Siew, Shih-Ying Wu, Sun Ying, Christopher John Corrigan
BACKGROUND: Mild asthmatics who smoke cigarettes may develop unstable disease and neutrophilic infiltration of the airways, features more usually associated with severe asthmatic disease. The mechanisms giving rise to this response remain unclear. OBJECTIVE: To address the hypothesis that smoking increases bronchial mucosal production of IL-17A which acts on bronchial epithelial cells directly and in concert with other environmental stimuli to induce the production of IL-6 and neutrophil chemotaxins...
February 17, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209528/decellularized-human-colorectal-cancer-matrices-polarize-macrophages-towards-an-anti-inflammatory-phenotype-promoting-cancer-cell-invasion-via-ccl18
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M L Pinto, E Rios, A C Silva, S C Neves, H R Caires, A T Pinto, C Durães, F A Carvalho, A P Cardoso, N C Santos, C C Barrias, D S Nascimento, P Pinto-do-Ó, M A Barbosa, F Carneiro, M J Oliveira
Macrophages are frequently identified in solid tumors, playing important roles in cancer progression. Their remarkable plasticity makes them very sensitive to environmental factors, including the extracellular matrix (ECM). In the present work, we investigated the impact of human colorectal tumor matrices on macrophage polarization and on macrophage-mediated cancer cell invasion. Accordingly, we developed an innovative 3D-organotypic model, based on the decellularization of normal and tumor tissues derived from colorectal cancer patients' surgical resections...
February 5, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196763/il-33-dysregulates-regulatory-t-treg-cells-and-impairs-established-immunological-tolerance-in-the-lungs
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Chien-Chang Chen, Takao Kobayashi, Koji Iijima, Fan-Chi Hsu, Hirohito Kita
BACKGROUND: Airway exposure to environmental antigens generally leads to immunological tolerance. A fundamental question remains: why is airway tolerance compromised in patients with allergic airway diseases? Interleukin (IL)-33 promotes innate and adaptive type 2 immunity and may provide the answer to this question. OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to investigate the roles IL-33 plays in altering regulatory T (Treg) cells in the lungs and in affecting previously established airway immunological tolerance...
February 11, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194259/anti-inflammatory-activity-of-a-sulfated-polysaccharide-isolated-from-an-enzymatic-digest-of-brown-seaweed-sargassum-horneri-in-raw-264-7-cells
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Kalu Kapuge Asanka Sanjeewa, Ilekkuttige Priyan Shanura Fernando, Eun-A Kim, Ginnae Ahn, Youngheun Jee, You-Jin Jeon
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Sargassum horneri is an edible brown alga that grows in the subtidal zone as an annual species along the coasts of South Korea, China, and Japan. Recently, an extreme amount of S. horneri moved into the coasts of Jeju Island from the east coast of China, which made huge economic and environmental loss to the Jeju Island. Thus, utilization of this biomass becomes a big issue with the local authorities. Therefore, the present study was performed to evaluate the anti-inflammatory potential of crude polysaccharides (CPs) extracted from S...
February 2017: Nutrition Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193589/head-kidney-liver-and-skin-histopathology-and-gene-expression-in-gilthead-seabream-sparus-aurata-l-exposed-to-highly-polluted-marine-sediments-from-portman-bay-spain
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Said Ben Hamed, Francisco Guardiola, Alberto Cuesta, Salvadora Martínez, María José Martínez-Sánchez, Carmen Pérez-Sirvent, María Ángeles Esteban
Biomarkers have become crucial tools in modern environmental assessment as they can help to predict magnitude of pollution. The head-kidney (HK) and liver (hematopoietic and xenobiotic metabolism organs, respectively) are the key organs in all fish toxicological studies, although the skin has received less attention in this respect. The impact of two different types of polluted sediment collected from Portman Bay (Spain) on HK, liver and skin gene expression in gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata L.) exposed for two weeks to the sediments was determined by real time-PCR...
February 4, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192059/inflammasomes-key-mediators-of-lung-immunity
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Judie A Howrylak, Kiichi Nakahira
Inflammasomes are key inflammatory signaling platforms that detect microbial substances, sterile environmental insults, and molecules derived from host cells. Activation of the inflammasome promotes caspase-1-mediated secretion of proinflammatory cytokines interleukin (IL)-1β and IL-18 and pyroptosis. Recent developments in this field demonstrate the crucial role of the inflammasome in a wide range of disease models. Although inflammasomes are a crucial part of host defense mechanisms against pathogens, the exuberant immune response resulting from inflammasome activation also contributes to the development of various diseases...
February 10, 2017: Annual Review of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183352/combined-effect-of-bcg-vaccination-and-enriched-environment-promote-neurogenesis-and-spatial-cognition-via-a-shift-in-meningeal-macrophage-m2-polarization
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Fangfang Qi, Zejie Zuo, Junhua Yang, Saisai Hu, Yang Yang, Qunfang Yuan, Juntao Zou, Kaihua Guo, Zhibin Yao
BACKGROUND: The spatial learning abilities of developing mice benefit from extrinsic cues, such as an enriched environment, with concomitant enhancement in cognitive functions. Interestingly, such enhancements can be further increased through intrinsic Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccination. RESULTS: Here, we first report that combined neonatal BCG vaccination and exposure to an enriched environment (Enr) induced combined neurobeneficial effects, including hippocampal long-term potentiation, and increased neurogenesis and spatial learning and memory, in mice exposed to the Enr and vaccinated with BCG relative to those in the Enr that did not receive BCG vaccination...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164553/investigation-of-vegf-and-il-8-gene-polymorphisms-in-patients-with-differentiated-thyroid-cancer
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Ilhan Kilic, Sibel Guldiken, Tammam Sipahi, Orkide Palabiyik, Mustafa Akker, Ozlem Celik, Neslihan Soysal-Atile, Nermin Tuncbilek, Harun M Guven, A Sadi Gundogdu, Necdet Sut
BACKGROUND: Differentiated thyroid carcinomas (DTC) account for most of the thyroid cancers. The emergence of DTC may be affected by various predisposing genetic alterations and environmental factors The aim of this study was to investigate the role of VEGF C936T and IL-8 A251T gene polymorphisms in the pathogenesis and metastasis of differentiated thyroid cancer. METHODS: The study consisted of 101 patients DTC patients and 109 healthy controls. The parameters of the stage of cancer of the DTC patients at the time of diagnosis (TNM) were recorded...
December 1, 2016: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161397/mir-22-contributes-to-endosulfan-induced-endothelial-dysfunction-by-targeting-srf-in-huvecs
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Dan Xu, Yubing Guo, Tong Liu, Shuai Li, Yeqing Sun
microRNAs (miRNAs) function in the posttranscriptional gene regulation, providing new insights into the epigenetic mechanism of toxicity induced by environmental pollutants. miR-22 was discovered to regulate cell proliferation and apoptosis in response to environmental toxicants. We have reported that endosulfan can cause endothelial toxicity in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs). In the present study, we investigated the involvement of miR-22 in endosulfan-induced endothelial dysfunction. The expression level of miR-22 was increased in a dose-dependent manner by endosulfan exposure...
February 2, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161157/effect-of-scoparia-dulcis-on-noise-stress-induced-adaptive-immunity-and-cytokine-response-in-immunized-wistar-rats
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Loganathan Sundareswaran, Sakthivel Srinivasan, Wankupar Wankhar, Rathinasamy Sheeladevi
BACKGROUND: Noise acts as a stressor and is reported to have impact on individual health depending on nature, type, intensity and perception. Modern medicine has no effective drugs or cure to prevent its consequences. Being an environmental stressor noise cannot be avoided; instead minimizing its exposure or consuming anti-stressor and adaptogens from plants can be considered. OBJECTIVES: The present study was carried out to evaluate the anti-stressor, adaptogen and immunostimulatory activity of Scoparia dulcis against noise-induced stress in Wistar rat models...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159902/il-2-modulates-the-tcr-signaling-threshold-for-cd8-but-not-cd4-t-cell-proliferation-on-a-single-cell-level
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Byron B Au-Yeung, Geoffrey Alexander Smith, James L Mueller, Cheryl S Heyn, Rebecca Garrett Jaszczak, Arthur Weiss, Julie Zikherman
Lymphocytes integrate Ag and cytokine receptor signals to make cell fate decisions. Using a specific reporter of TCR signaling that is insensitive to cytokine signaling, Nur77-eGFP, we identify a sharp, minimal threshold of cumulative TCR signaling required for proliferation in CD4 and CD8 T cells that is independent of both Ag concentration and affinity. Unexpectedly, IL-2 reduces this threshold in CD8 but not CD4 T cells, suggesting that integration of multiple mitogenic inputs may alter the minimal requirement for TCR signaling in CD8 T cells...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159873/the-role-of-pkc%C3%AE-in-cord-blood-t-cell-maturation-towards-th1-cytokine-profile-and-its-epigenetic-regulation-by-fish-oil
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Hani Harb, James Irvine, Manori Amarasekera, Charles S Hii, Dörthe A Kesper, Yuefang Ma, Nina D'Vaz, Harald Renz, Daniel P Potaczek, Susan L Prescott, Antonio Ferrante
While immunodeficiency of immaturity of the neonate has been considered important as the basis for unusual susceptibility to infection, it has also been recognized that the ability to progress from an immature Th2 cytokine predominance to a Th1 profile has relevance in determining whether children will develop allergy, providing an opportunity for epigenetic regulation through environmental pressures. However, this notion remains relatively unexplored. Here we present evidence that there are two major control points to explain the immunodeficiency in cord blood (CB) T-cells, a deficiency in interleukin-12 (IL-12) producing and IL-10 overproducing accessory cells, leading to a decreased interferon-γ (IFNγ) synthesis, and the other an intrinsic defect in T-cell protein kinase C zeta (PKCζ) expression...
February 3, 2017: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149833/assessment-of-the-link-between-in-utero-exposure-to-2-aminoanthracene-2aa-and-type-1-diabetes-t1d
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Christopher A Mays, Daniel A Hunter, Wilson Yau, Worlanyo E Gato
BACKGROUND: A recent diabetes report revealed an increased incidence in diabetes including type 1-diabetes (T1D). The increase in the numbers of T1D incidences are thought to be related to environmental reasons such as the exposure to environmental chemicals including arylamine 2-aminoanthracene (2AA). T1D is an autoimmune disease of the pancreatic islet in which insulin-producing beta cells are destroyed by auto-reactive T-cells and monocytic cells. METHODS: The purpose of this study is to examine the extent to which 2AA exposure contributes to T1D...
2017: Journal of Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140833/nanoparticles-induced-apoptosis-of-human-airway-epithelium-is-mediated-by-prongf-p75-ntr-signaling
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Sreeparna Chakraborty, Vincent Castranova, Miriam K Perez, Giovanni Piedimonte
Environmental and occupational exposures to respirable ultrafine fractions of particulate matter (PM) have been implicated in the initiation and exacerbation of lung diseases. However, the precise mechanisms underlying production of cell damage and death attributed to nanoparticles (NP) on human airway epithelium are not fully understood. This study examined the role of neurotrophic pathways in NP-induced airway toxicity. Size and agglomeration of TiO2 nanoparticles (TiO2-NP) and fine (TiO2-FP) particles were measured by dynamic light scattering...
2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137893/stat3-activation-impairs-the-stability-of-th9-cells
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Benjamin J Ulrich, Felipe Fortino Verdan, Andrew N J McKenzie, Mark H Kaplan, Matthew R Olson
Th9 cells regulate multiple immune responses, including immunity to pathogens and tumors, allergic inflammation, and autoimmunity. Despite ongoing research into Th9 development and function, little is known about the stability of the Th9 phenotype. In this study, we demonstrate that IL-9 production is progressively lost in Th9 cultures during several rounds of differentiation. The loss of IL-9 is not due to an outgrowth of cells that do not secrete IL-9, as purified IL-9 secretors demonstrate the same loss of IL-9 in subsequent rounds of differentiation...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134828/exploring-the-impacts-of-anthropogenic-disturbance-on-seawater-and-sediment-microbial-communities-in-korean-coastal-waters-using-metagenomics-analysis
#16
Nam-Il Won, Ki-Hwan Kim, Ji Hyoun Kang, Sang Rul Park, Hyuk Je Lee
The coastal ecosystems are considered as one of the most dynamic and vulnerable environments under various anthropogenic developments and the effects of climate change. Variations in the composition and diversity of microbial communities may be a good indicator for determining whether the marine ecosystems are affected by complex forcing stressors. DNA sequence-based metagenomics has recently emerged as a promising tool for analyzing the structure and diversity of microbial communities based on environmental DNA (eDNA)...
January 27, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132045/the-role-of-t-regulatory-and-th17-cells-in-the-pathogenesis-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-review
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N Kikodze, I Pantsulaia, T Chikovani
Chronic inflammation of joints of autoimmune origin - rheumatoid arthritis - develops due to deplorable coincidence of genetic, immune and environmental factors. Th17 cells are considered as the main effector cells in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis. Analysis of many reports clarify positive correlation between the frequencies of circulating Th17 cells, serum levels of IL-17A and IL-23, synovial IL-17 and disease activity. Autoreactive Th clone response is regulated by the certain population of suppressor cells - T regulatory cells (Tregs)...
December 2016: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131792/interleukin-1-signaling-in-the-basolateral-amygdala-is-necessary-for-heroin-conditioned-immunosuppression
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Lee W Hutson, Christina L Lebonville, Meghan E Jones, Rita A Fuchs, Donald T Lysle
Heroin administration suppresses the production of inducible nitric oxide (NO), as indicated by changes in splenic inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) and plasma nitrate/nitrite. Since NO is a measure of host defense against infection and disease, this provides evidence that heroin can increase susceptibility to pathogens by directly interacting with the immune system. Previous research in our laboratory has demonstrated that these immunosuppressive effects of heroin can also be conditioned to environmental stimuli by repeatedly pairing heroin administration with a unique environmental context...
January 25, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131595/short-day-length-enhances-physiological-resilience-of-the-immune-system-against-2-deoxy-d-glucose-induced-metabolic-stress-in-a-tropical-seasonal-breeder-funambulus-pennanti
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Sameer Gupta, Chandana Haldar
Studies demonstrate the importance of metabolic resources in the regulation of reproduction and immune functions in seasonal breeders. In this regard, the restricted energy availability can be considered as an environmental variable that may act as a seasonal stressor and can lead to compromised immune functions. The present study explored the effect of photoperiodic variation in the regulation of immune function under metabolic stress condition. The T-cell-dependent immune response in a tropical seasonal breeder Funambulus pennanti was studied following the inhibition of cellular glucose utilization with 2-deoxy-d-glucose (2-DG)...
January 26, 2017: Hormones and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126697/cells-of-the-innate-and-adaptive-immunity-and-their-interactions-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Zbigniew Kmieć, Marta Cyman, Tomasz Jerzy Ślebioda
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a group of chronic inflammatory conditions of the gastrointestinal tract that includes two major phenotypes, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis that are characterized by different clinical features and different course of the immune response. The exact aetiology of IBD still remains unknown, although it is thought that the diseases result from an excessive immune response directed against microbial or environmentally derived antigens which can be triggered by the disruption of the intestinal epithelial barrier integrity...
January 23, 2017: Advances in Medical Sciences
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