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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716920/vamp3-and-snap23-mediate-the-disturbed-flow-induced-endothelial-microrna-secretion-and-smooth-muscle-hyperplasia
#1
Juan-Juan Zhu, Yue-Feng Liu, Yun-Peng Zhang, Chuan-Rong Zhao, Wei-Juan Yao, Yi-Shuan Li, Kuei-Chun Wang, Tse-Shun Huang, Wei Pang, Xi-Fu Wang, Xian Wang, Shu Chien, Jing Zhou
Vascular endothelial cells (ECs) at arterial branches and curvatures experience disturbed blood flow and induce a quiescent-to-activated phenotypic transition of the adjacent smooth muscle cells (SMCs) and a subsequent smooth muscle hyperplasia. However, the mechanism underlying the flow pattern-specific initiation of EC-to-SMC signaling remains elusive. Our previous study demonstrated that endothelial microRNA-126-3p (miR-126-3p) acts as a key intercellular molecule to increase turnover of the recipient SMCs, and that its release is reduced by atheroprotective laminar shear (12 dynes/cm(2)) to ECs...
July 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716826/il-10-producing-infliximab-specific-t-cells-regulate-the-antidrug-t-cell-response-in-exposed-patients
#2
Alessandra Vultaggio, Francesca Nencini, Sara Pratesi, Daniele Cammelli, Maria Totaro, Sergio Romagnani, Enrico Maggi, Andrea Matucci
Infliximab (IFX) is a chimeric mAb that can lead to the appearance of anti-drug Abs. Recent research has identified the presence of circulating IFX-specific T cells in treated patients. The aim of the study was to analyze the functional characteristics of IFX-specific T cells, in particular their capability to produce biologically active regulatory cytokines. Drug-stimulated PBMCs or coculture systems were used to detect memory T cells in treated patients. The cytokines produced by IFX-specific T cells, T cell lines, and T cell clones were evaluated at the mRNA and protein levels...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713871/immune-dysfunctionality-of-replicative-senescent-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-is-corrected-by-ifn%C3%AE-priming
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Raghavan Chinnadurai, Devi Rajan, Spencer Ng, Kenneth McCullough, Dalia Arafat, Edmund K Waller, Larry J Anderson, Greg Gibson, Jacques Galipeau
Industrial-scale expansion of mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) is often used in clinical trials, and the effect of replicative senescence on MSC functionality is of mechanistic interest. Senescent MSCs exhibit cell-cycle arrest, cellular hypertrophy, and express the senescent marker β-galactosidase. Although both fit and senescent MSCs display intact lung-homing properties in vivo, senescent MSCs acquire a significant defect in inhibiting T-cell proliferation and cytokine secretion in vitro. IFNγ does not upregulate HLA-DR on senescent MSCs, whereas its silencing did not reverse fit MSCs' immunosuppressive properties...
April 25, 2017: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713822/bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-inhibit-the-function-of-dendritic-cells-by-secreting-galectin-1
#4
Yue Zhang, Xia-Hui Ge, Xue-Jun Guo, Si-Bin Guan, Xiao-Ming Li, Wen Gu, Wei-Guo Xu
This study aimed to investigate whether bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs) can inhibit function of dendritic cells (DCs) by secreting Galectin-1 (Gal-1). BM-MSCs have been shown to inhibit the maturation and function of DCs, further inhibiting the activation and proliferation of T cells. However, the detailed mechanism remains unknown. In this current study, MSCs and DCs derived from mouse bone marrow were cocultured using Transwell culture plates under different in vitro conditions. The results showed that as the ratio of MSC to DC of the coculture system increased and the coculture time of the two cells prolonged, the concentrations of Gal-1, interleukin- (IL-) 10, and IL-12 in the supernatants were increased and the protein expression of Gal-1 on and within DCs was also enhanced...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708102/ability-of-soil-isolated-actinobacterial-strains-to-prevent-bind-and-biodegrade-ochratoxin-a
#5
Rachelle El Khoury, Florence Mathieu, Ali Atoui, Hiba Kawtharani, Anthony El Khoury, Charbel Afif, Richard G Maroun, André El Khoury
Ochratoxin A (OTA) is one of the most important mycotoxins, and contaminates several agricultural products, particularly cereals, grapes, maize, barley, spices and coffee. The aim of this project was to reduce the levels of OTA by supplementing the artificially contaminated solutions with seven strains of actinobacteria (AT10, AT8, SN7, MS1, ML5, G10 and PT1) in order to evaluate their capacity for binding and metabolizing the OTA, as well as their ability to reduce the expression of the genes responsible for its production in A...
July 14, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707715/myelinating-cocultures-of-rodent-stem-cell-line-derived-neurons-and-immortalized-schwann-cells
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Tomohiro Ishii, Emiko Kawakami, Kentaro Endo, Hidemi Misawa, Kazuhiko Watabe
Myelination is one of the most remarkable biological events in the neuron-glia interactions for the development of the mammalian nervous system. To elucidate molecular mechanisms of cell-to-cell interactions in myelin synthesis in vitro, establishment of the myelinating system in cocultures of continuous neuronal and glial cell lines are desirable. In the present study, we performed co-culture experiments using rat neural stem cell-derived neurons or mouse embryonic stem (ES) cell-derived motoneurons with immortalized rat IFRS1 Schwann cells to establish myelinating cultures between these cell lines...
July 14, 2017: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701509/dendritic-cell-derived-il-32%C3%AE-a-novel-inhibitory-cytokine-of-nk-cell-function
#7
Laurent Gorvel, Daniel Korenfeld, Thomas Tung, Eynav Klechevsky
Cytokines produced by dendritic cells (DCs) can largely determine the direction of immunity. Transcriptional analysis revealed that besides IL-15, IL-32 was the only other cytokine expressed by human Langerhans cells. IL-32 is a human cytokine that exists in four main isoforms. Currently, little is known about the regulation and function of the various IL-32 isoforms. In this study, we found that IL-15 is a potent inducer of IL-32α in DCs. Because IL-15 promotes NK cell activation, we investigated the interplay between IL-32 and IL-15 and their role in NK cell activity...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700533/cd103-dendritic-cell-function-is-altered-in-the-colons-of-patients-with-ulcerative-colitis
#8
Hiroshi Matsuno, Hisako Kayama, Junichi Nishimura, Yuki Sekido, Hideki Osawa, Soumik Barman, Takayuki Ogino, Hidekazu Takahashi, Naotsugu Haraguchi, Taishi Hata, Chu Matsuda, Hirofumi Yamamoto, Motoi Uchino, Hiroki Ikeuchi, Yuichiro Doki, Masaki Mori, Kiyoshi Takeda, Tsunekazu Mizushima
BACKGROUND: Human intestinal innate myeloid cells can be divided into 3 subsets: HLA-DRCD14 cells, HLA-DRCD103 dendritic cells (DCs), and HLA-DRCD14CD103 cells. CD103 DCs generate Treg cells and Th17 cells in the ileum, but their function in the colon remains largely unknown. This study characterized CD103 DCs in the colon and investigated whether these cells are implicated in the pathogenesis of ulcerative colitis (UC). METHODS: Normal intestinal mucosa was obtained from intact sites of patients with colorectal cancer (n = 24)...
July 11, 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698206/expression-of-pim-kinases-in-reed-sternberg-cells-fosters-immune-privilege-and-tumor-cell-survival-in-hodgkin-lymphoma
#9
Maciej Szydłowski, Monika Prochorec-Sobieszek, Anna Szumera-Cieckiewicz, Edyta Derezinska, Grazyna Hoser, Danuta Wasilewska, Olga Szymanska-Giemza, Ewa Jabłonska, Emilia Białopiotrowicz, Tomasz Sewastianik, Anna Polak, Wojciech Czardybon, Michał Gałezowski, Renata Windak, Jan Maciej Zaucha, Krzysztof Warzocha, Krzysztof Brzózka, Przemysław Juszczynski
Reed-Sternberg (RS) cells of classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL) express multiple immunoregulatory proteins that shape the cHL microenvironment and allow tumor cells to evade immune surveillance. Expression of certain immunoregulatory proteins is modulated by pro-survival transcription factors, such as NFκB and STATs. Since these factors also induce expression of the oncogenic PIM1/2/3 serine/threonine kinases, and since PIMs modulate transcriptional activity of NFκB and STATs, we hypothesized that these kinases support RS cell survival and foster their immune privilege...
July 11, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697668/syntrophy-goes-electric-direct-interspecies-electron-transfer
#10
Derek R Lovley
Direct interspecies electron transfer (DIET) has biogeochemical significance and practical applications that rely on DIET or DIET-based aspects of microbial physiology are growing. Mechanisms for DIET have primarily been studied in defined cocultures in which Geobacter species are one of the DIET partners. Electrically conductive pili (e-pili) can be an important electrical conduit for DIET. However, there may be instances in which electrical contacts are made between electron transport proteins associated with the outer membranes of the partners...
July 11, 2017: Annual Review of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695794/the-natural-component-isolated-from-enterolobium-contortisiliquum-impairs-brain-tumors-and-affects-their-interactions-with-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Camila Ramalho Bonturi, Helena Motaln, Mariana Cristina Cabral Silva, Bruno Ramos Salu, Marlon Vilela de Brito, Luciana de Andrade Luz Costa, Heron Fernandes Vieira Torquato, Natáia Neto Dos Santos Nunes, Edgar Julian Paredes-Gamero, Tamara Lah Turnšek, Maria Luiza Vilela Oliva
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most aggressive type of brain tumor with an overall patient survival of about 16 months. Thus, natural compounds with anti-cancer properties are gaining attention as possible alternatives for GBM treatment. Studies in various cancer models have shown the anti-cancer effects of the Enterolobium contortisiliquum Trypsin Inhibitor (EcTI). Here, we investigated the outcomes of EcTI on U87 cells, mesenchymal stem cells (MSC), and their direct cocultures (U87/MSC). MSC are present in tumor stroma and represent a potential drug delivery vehicle as the result of their tumor tropism...
July 11, 2017: Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687535/endothelial-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-blockade-abrogates-anca-induced-gn
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Mira Choi, Adrian Schreiber, Claudia Eulenberg-Gustavus, Claus Scheidereit, Jan Kamps, Ralph Kettritz
ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV) is a highly inflammatory condition in which ANCA-activated neutrophils interact with the endothelium, resulting in necrotizing vasculitis. We tested the hypothesis that endothelial NF-κB mediates necrotizing crescentic GN (NCGN) and provides a specific treatment target. Reanalysis of kidneys from previously examined murine NCGN disease models revealed NF-κB activation in affected kidneys, mostly as a p50/p65 heterodimer, and increased renal expression of NF-κB-dependent tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α)...
July 7, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685937/neuroimmunomodulatory-properties-of-dpscs-in-an-in-vitro-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Nareshwaran Gnanasegaran, Vijayendran Govindasamy, Vasudevan Mani, Noor Hayaty Abu Kasim
In neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, microglial cell activation is thought to contribute to their degeneration by producing neurotoxic compounds. While dental pulp stem cells (DPSCs) have been regarded as the next possible cell source for cell replacement therapy (CRT), their actual role when exposed in such harsh environment remains elusive. In this study, the immunomodulatory behavior of DPSCs from human subjects was investigated in a coculture system consisting of neuron and microglia which were treated with 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1, 2, 3, 6-tetrahydropyridine, which mimics the inflammatory conditions and contribute to degeneration of dopaminergic (DA-ergic) neurons...
July 6, 2017: IUBMB Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684336/coculture-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-and-endothelial-cells-enhances-host-tissue-integration-and-epidermis-maturation-through-akt-activation-in-gelatin-methacryloyl-hydrogel-based-skin-model
#14
Xiaofei Zhang, Jun Li, Pengxiang Ye, Guifang Gao, Karen Hubbell, Xiaofeng Cui
A major challenge for clinical use of skin substitutes is insufficient host tissue integration leading to loosening and partial necrosis of the implant. In this present study, a three-dimensional (3D) coculture system constructed using human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells (uc-MSCs) and umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) encapsulated in gelatin methacryloyl (GelMA) hydrogels was evaluated to determine the outcomes of cell-cell interactions in vitro and in vivo. The results revealed that GelMA hydrogels displayed minor cytotoxicity on both cell types...
July 3, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681959/a-novel-in-vitro-model-of-villitis-of-unknown-etiology-demonstrates-altered-placental-hormone-and-cytokine-profile
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Hayley Derricott, Alexander E P Heazell, Susan L Greenwood, Rebecca L Jones
PROBLEM: Placental dysfunction is present over 50% of cases of stillbirth and fetal growth restriction (FGR). Villitis of unknown etiology (VUE), an inflammatory condition of the placenta characterized by maternal T cell infiltrates in the villous stroma and dysregulation of inflammatory cytokines, is more frequent in FGR and stillbirth. METHOD OF STUDY: A novel in vitro model of placental inflammation was developed to test the hypothesis that inflammatory cells seen in VUE and/or cytokines impair placental function...
July 6, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680301/functional-characterization-of-resting-and-adenovirus-induced-reactive-astrocytes-in-three-dimensional-culture
#16
Junsung Woo, Sun-Kyoung Im, Heejung Chun, Soon-Young Jung, Soo-Jin Oh, Nakwon Choi, C Justin Lee, Eun-Mi Hur
Brain is a rich environment where neurons and glia interact with neighboring cells as well as extracellular matrix in three-dimensional (3D) space. Astrocytes, which are the most abundant cells in the mammalian brain, reside in 3D space and extend highly branched processes that form microdomains and contact synapses. It has been suggested that astrocytes cultured in 3D might be maintained in a less reactive state as compared to those growing in a traditional, two-dimensional (2D) monolayer culture. However, the functional characterization of the astrocytes in 3D culture has been lacking...
June 2017: Experimental Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679445/coculture-of-bovine-cartilage-with-synovium-and-fibrous-joint-capsule-increases-aggrecanase-and-matrix-metalloproteinase-activity
#17
Per Swärd, Yang Wang, Maria Hansson, L Stefan Lohmander, Alan J Grodzinsky, André Struglics
BACKGROUND: A hallmark of osteoarthritis is increased proteolytic cleavage of aggrecan. Cross talk between cartilage and the synovium + joint capsule (SJC) can drive cartilage degradation by activating proteases in both tissues. We investigated aggrecan proteolysis patterns in cartilage explants using a physiologically relevant explant model of joint injury combining cartilage mechanical compression and coincubation with SJC. METHODS: Bovine cartilage explants were untreated; coincubated with SJC; or subjected to mechanical injury and coincubated with SJC, mechanical injury alone, or mechanical injury and incubated with tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α)...
July 5, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678759/danshen-improves-survival-of-patients-with-advanced-lung-cancer-and-targeting-the-relationship-between-macrophages-and-lung-cancer-cells
#18
Ching-Yuan Wu, Jong-Yuh Cherng, Yao-Hsu Yang, Chun-Liang Lin, Feng-Che Kuan, Yin-Yin Lin, Yu-Shih Lin, Li-Hsin Shu, Yu-Ching Cheng, Hung Te Liu, Ming-Chu Lu, Jthau Lung, Pau-Chung Chen, Hui Kuan Lin, Kuan-Der Lee, Ying-Huang Tsai
In traditional Chinese medicine, Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge (danshen) is widely used in the treatment of numerous cancers. However, its clinical effort and mechanism in the treatment of advanced lung cancer are unclear. In our study, the in vivo protective effort of danshen in patients with advanced lung cancer were validated using data from the National Health Insurance Research Database in Taiwan. We observed in vitro that dihydroisotanshinone I (DT), a bioactive compound in danshen, exerts anticancer effects through many pathways...
June 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673339/human-limbal-fibroblast-like-stem-cells-induce-immune-tolerance-in-autoreactive-t-lymphocytes-from-female-patients-with-hashimoto-s-thyroiditis
#19
Antonina Coppola, Laura Tomasello, Maria Pitrone, Salvatore Cillino, Pierina Richiusa, Giuseppe Pizzolanti, Carla Giordano
BACKGROUND: Due to their "natural immune privilege" and immunoregulatory properties human fibroblast-like limbal stem cells (f-LSCs) have acquired great interest as a potential tool for achieving immunotolerance. Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) is the most common thyroid autoimmune disease and cause of hypothyroidism. To date, conventional hormone replacement therapy and unspecific immunosuppressive regimens cannot provide a definitive cure for HT subjects. We explored the immunosuppressant potential of human f-LSCs on circulating lymphomonocytes (PBMCs) collected from healthy donors and female HT patients...
July 3, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671030/continuous-in-vitro-exposure-of-intestinal-epithelial-cells-to-e171-food-additive-causes-oxidative-stress-inducing-oxidation-of-dna-bases-but-no-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress
#20
Marie Dorier, David Béal, Caroline Marie-Desvergne, Muriel Dubosson, Frédérick Barreau, Eric Houdeau, Nathalie Herlin-Boime, Marie Carriere
The whitening and opacifying properties of titanium dioxide are commonly exploited when it is used as a food additive (E171). However, the safety of this additive can be questioned as TiO2 nanoparticles (TiO2-NPs) have been classed at potentially toxic. This study aimed to shed some light on the mechanisms behind the potential toxicity of E171 on epithelial intestinal cells, using two in vitro models: i) a monoculture of differentiated Caco-2 cells, and ii) a coculture of Caco-2 with HT29-MTX mucus-secreting cells...
July 3, 2017: Nanotoxicology
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