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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239912/verrucae-planae-within-previous-xenograft-sites-of-burn-wounds
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Olivia Chen, Michelle Vernali Pearlstein, Dean S Morrell, Sarah B Corley
Burn injuries are known to compromise host immune defenses through disruption of mucocutaneous barriers and suppression of cell-mediated immune responses, which may render patients with burn injuries susceptible to viral infections in the days to years after an initial insult. We report a case of verrucae planae developing as a secondary condition confined to former xenograft sites in a child, appearing more than 3.5 years after initial second-degree burn injuries. Only a few reports have previously described the development of verrucae in former burn sites, with most reporting latency to onset of verrucae appearance of months rather than years...
February 27, 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239383/effects-of-cigarette-smoking-on-transplant-survival-extending-or-shortening-it
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Feifei Qiu, Ping Fan, Golay D Nie, Huazhen Liu, Chun-Ling Liang, Wanlin Yu, Zhenhua Dai
Cigarette smoking (CS) regulates both innate and adaptive immunity and causes numerous diseases, including cardiovascular, respiratory, and autoimmune diseases, allergies, cancers, and transplant rejection. Therefore, smoking poses a serious challenge to the healthcare system worldwide. Epidemiological studies have always shown that CS is one of the major risk factors for transplant rejection, even though smoking plays redundant roles in regulating immune responses. The complex roles for smoking in immunoregulation are likely due to molecular and functional diversities of cigarette smoke components, including carbon monoxide (CO) and nicotine...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239348/genetic-determinants-of-parkinson-s-disease-can-they-help-to-stratify-the-patients-based-on-the-underlying-molecular-defect
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REVIEW
Sara Redenšek, Maja Trošt, Vita Dolžan
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a sporadic progressive neurodegenerative brain disorder with a relatively strong genetic background. We have reviewed the current literature about the genetic factors that could be indicative of pathophysiological pathways of PD and their applications in everyday clinical practice. Information on novel risk genes is coming from several genome-wide association studies (GWASs) and their meta-analyses. GWASs that have been performed so far enabled the identification of 24 loci as PD risk factors...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238632/the-cationic-liposomal-adjuvants-caf01-and-caf09-formulated-with-the-major-outer-membrane-protein-elicit-robust-protection-in-mice-against-a-chlamydia-muridarum-respiratory-challenge
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Sukumar Pal, Delia F Tifrea, Frank Follmann, Peter Andersen, Luis M de la Maza
Two cationic liposomal adjuvants CAF01 and CAF09 were formulated with the native or the recombinant Chlamydia muridarum major outer membrane protein (nMOMP and rMOMP). BALB/c mice were immunized with the four vaccine formulations using the subcutaneous followed by the intranasal (i.n.) routes. As positive controls mice were inoculated i.n. with live C. muridarum and negative controls received i.n. minimal essential medium (MEM). Four weeks after the last immunization mice were challenged i.n. with 10(4) inclusion forming units (IFU) of C...
February 23, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238134/evaluating-nanoparticle-binding-to-blood-compartment-immune-cells-in-high-throughput-with-flow-cytometry
#5
Shann S Yu
Nanoparticles are increasingly being utilized for in vivo applications, where they are implemented as carriers for drugs, contrast agents for noninvasive medical imaging, or delivery vehicles for macromolecular agents such as DNA or proteins. However, they possess many physical and chemical properties that cause them to become rapidly recognized by the immune system as a foreign body, leading to their clearance and elimination, even before they may accumulate to critical concentrations at anatomic and cellular sites of action...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237943/kinome-profiling-identifies-druggable-targets-for-novel-hcmv-antivirals
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Kyle C Arend, Erik M Lenarcic, Heather A Vincent, Naim Rashid, Eric Lazear, Ian M MacDonald, Thomas S K Gilbert, Michael P East, Laura E Herring, Gary L Johnson, Lee Graves, Nathaniel J Moorman
Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) is a significant cause of disease in immunecompromised adults and immune naive newborns. No vaccine exists to prevent HCMV infection, and current antiviral therapies have toxic side effects that limit the duration and intensity of their use. There is thus an urgent need for new strategies to treat HCMV infection. Repurposing existing drugs as antivirals is an attractive approach to limit the time and cost of new antiviral drug development. Virus-induced changes in infected cells are often driven by changes in cellular kinase activity, which led us to hypothesize that defining the complement of kinases (the kinome), whose abundance or expression is altered during infection would identify existing kinase inhibitors that could be repurposed as new antivirals...
February 25, 2017: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237525/a-comparative-assessment-of-fatty-acids-in-antarctic-organisms-from-the-ross-sea-occurrence-and-distribution
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Simonetta Corsolini, Nicoletta Borghesi
Lipids are important energy source and structural component for cellular membranes and tissues, involved in the osmoregulation and immune response, and are very important in the bioaccumulation of lipophilic chemicals too. Among lipids, fatty acids (FAs) give information on diet of organisms, since FA of consumer lipids can be related to those of diet; plants and animals vary in their FA signature because of differences in the synthesis of lipids. In this study, lipid content and FA composition in tissues of Antarctic organisms from the Ross Sea (Odontaster validus, Sterechinus neumayeri, Chionodraco hamatus, Trematomus bernacchii, Pygoscelis adèliae) were assessed...
May 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237128/primary-immunodeficiency-diseases-in-northern-iran
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I Mohammadzadeh, B Moazzami, J Ghaffari, A Aghamohammadi, N Rezaei
INTRODUCTION: Primary immunodeficiency diseases (PID) are a heterogeneous group of inherited disorders, characterised by recurrent severe infections, autoimmunity and lymphoproliferation. Despite impressive progress in identification of novel PID, there is an unfortunate lack of awareness among physicians in identification of patients with PID, especially in non-capital cities of countries worldwide. RESULT: This study was performed in a single-centre paediatric hospital in Northern Iran during a 21-year period (1994-2015)...
February 22, 2017: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236735/the-nucleus-keeping-it-together-by-keeping-it-apart
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REVIEW
C Patrick Lusk, Megan C King
It has been postulated that the segregation of nucleus and cytoplasm supported the development of increased organismal complexity. For example, separating transcription and translation allows for mRNA splicing, while the sequestration of genomic DNA supports the innate immune system's ability to equate cytoplasmic DNA with pathogens. Consistent with the importance of nucleocytoplasmic compartmentalization in a broad array of cellular processes, defects in maintaining discrete nuclear and cytoplasmic compartments, either due to loss of nuclear pore complex integrity, disrupted nuclear transport or ruptures of the nuclear envelope, lead to cellular dysfunction, cell death and disease...
February 21, 2017: Current Opinion in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236573/modifying-antigen-encapsulating-liposomes-with-kala-facilitates-mhc-class-i-antigen-presentation-and-enhances-anti-tumor-effects
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Naoya Miura, Hidetaka Akita, Naho Tateshita, Takashi Nakamura, Hideyoshi Harashima
For a successful anti-cancer vaccine, antigen presentation on the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I is a requirement. To accomplish this, an antigen must be delivered to the cytoplasm by overcoming the endosome/lysosome. We previously reported that a lipid nanoparticle modified with a KALA peptide (WEAKLAKALAKALAKHLAKALAKALKA), an α-helical cationic peptide, permits the encapsulated pDNA to be efficiently delivered to the cytoplasm in bone marrow-derived dendritic cells (BMDCs). Herein, we report on the use of KALA-modified liposomes as an antigen carrier, in an attempt to induce potent antigen-specific cellular immunity...
February 21, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236279/oas-gene-family-expression-is-associated-with-hiv-related-neurocognitive-disorders
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C Sanfilippo, M R Pinzone, D Cambria, A Longo, M Palumbo, R Di Marco, F Condorelli, G Nunnari, L Malaguarnera, M Di Rosa
HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders are common in HIV-infected individuals, even in the combination antiretroviral therapy (c-ART) era. Several mechanisms are involved in neuronal damage, including chronic inflammation immune activation. Mammalian 2'-5'-oligoadenylate synthetase (OAS) genes are produced in response to interferon (IFN), mainly by monocytes, and exert their antiviral functions by activation of RNase L that degrades viral and cellular RNAs. In this study, we aimed at exploring OAS gene family RNA expression in simian immunodeficiency virus encephalitis (SIVE), in HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND), and in HIV-associate dementia (HAD)...
February 24, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235773/tlr10-suppresses-the-activation-and-differentiation-of-monocytes-with-effects-on-dc-mediated-adaptive-immune-responses
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Nicholas J Hess, Christopher Felicelli, Jennifer Grage, Richard I Tapping
TLRs are important pattern-recognition receptors involved in the activation of innate immune responses against foreign pathogens. TLR10 is the only TLR family member without a known ligand, signaling pathway, or clear cellular function. Previous work has shown that TLR10 suppresses proinflammatory cytokine production in response to TLR agonists in a mixed human mononuclear cell population. We report that TLR10 is preferentially expressed on monocytes and suppresses proinflammatory cytokine production resulting from either TLR or CD40 stimulation...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235685/the-molluscum-contagiosum-virus-protein-mc163-localizes-to-the-mitochondria-and-dampens-mitochondrial-mediated-apoptotic-responses
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Jesse Coutu, Melissa R Ryerson, Joachim Bugert, Daniel Brian Nichols
Apoptosis is a powerful host cell defense to prevent viruses from completing replication. Poxviruses have evolved complex means to dampen cellular apoptotic responses. The poxvirus, Molluscum Contagiosum Virus (MCV), encodes numerous host interacting molecules predicted to antagonize immune responses. However, the function of the majority of these MCV products has not been characterized. Here, we show that the MCV MC163 protein localized to the mitochondria via an N-terminal mitochondrial localization sequence and transmembrane domain...
February 21, 2017: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231567/innate-lung-defense-during-invasive-aspergillosis-new-mechanisms
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Jaleesa M Garth, Chad Steele
Invasive aspergillosis (IA) is one of the most difficult to treat and, consequently, one of the most lethal fungal infections known to man. Continued use of immunosuppressive agents during chemotherapy and organ transplantation often leads to the development of neutropenia, the primary risk factor for IA. However, IA is also becoming more appreciated in chronic diseases associated with corticosteroid therapy. The innate immune response to Aspergillus fumigatus, the primary agent in IA, plays a pivotal role in the recognition and elimination of organisms from the pulmonary system...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Innate Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231239/surveillance-for-health-care-access-and-health-services-use-adults-aged-18-64-years-behavioral-risk-factor-surveillance-system-united-states-2014
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Catherine A Okoro, Guixiang Zhao, Jared B Fox, Paul I Eke, Kurt J Greenlund, Machell Town
PROBLEM/CONDITION: As a result of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, millions of U.S. adults attained health insurance coverage. However, millions of adults remain uninsured or underinsured. Compared with adults without barriers to health care, adults who lack health insurance coverage, have coverage gaps, or skip or delay care because of limited personal finances might face increased risk for poor physical and mental health and premature mortality. PERIOD COVERED: 2014...
February 24, 2017: MMWR. Surveillance Summaries: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Surveillance Summaries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231055/the-role-of-extracellular-vesicle-micrornas-in-cancer-biology
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Ryou-U Takahashi, Marta Prieto-Vila, Ai Hironaka, Takahiro Ochiya
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) constitute a large family of small, approximately 20-22 nucleotide non-coding RNAs that regulate the expression of target genes, mainly at the post-transcriptional level. Multiple studies report that miRNAs are involved in homeostatic maintenance and that aberrant expression of miRNAs is often observed in various types of diseases, including cancer. In cancer biology, miRNAs exert functional roles in tumor initiation, drug resistance, and metastasis. MiRNAs are also secreted through small vesicles called exosomes, which are endosome-derived vesicles derived from various cell types including immune and tumor cells...
February 23, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230857/protein-phosphatase-4-coordinates-glial-membrane-recruitment-and-phagocytic-clearance-of-degenerating-axons-in-drosophila
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Lilly M Winfree, Sean D Speese, Mary A Logan
Neuronal damage induced by injury, stroke, or neurodegenerative disease elicits swift immune responses from glial cells, including altered gene expression, directed migration to injury sites, and glial clearance of damaged neurons through phagocytic engulfment. Collectively, these responses hinder further cellular damage, but the mechanisms that underlie these important protective glial reactions are still unclear. Here, we show that the evolutionarily conserved trimeric protein phosphatase 4 (PP4) serine/threonine phosphatase complex is a novel set of factors required for proper glial responses to nerve injury in the adult Drosophila brain...
February 23, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230708/cell-derived-nanoparticles-are-endogenous-modulators-of-sepsis-with-therapeutic-potential
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Natalia Kunz, Brent T Xia, Kai-Uwe Kalies, Matthias Klinger, Timo Gemoll, Jens K Habermann, Brynne E Whitacre, Aaron P Seitz, Kathrin Kalies, Charles C Caldwell
Cell-derived nanoparticles (CDNPs) containing cytosolic proteins and RNAs/DNAs can be isolated from stressed eukaryotic cells. Previously, CDNPs isolated from cultured cells exerted immunomodulatory activities in different infections. Here, we sought to elucidate the role of CDNPs using a murine model of cecal ligation and puncture (CLP). We hypothesized that CDNPs influence the immune response at the site of infection, where severe cellular stress occurs. We observed early CDNP accumulation in the peritoneum after 4 h and continued CDNP presence 24 h after CLP...
February 22, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230336/the-endothelial-border-to-health-mechanistic-evidence-of-the-hyperglycemic-culprit-of-inflammatory-disease-acceleration
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REVIEW
Nina Waerling Hansen, Anker Jon Hansen, Anette Sams
The endothelial cell (EC) layer constitutes a barrier that controls movements of fluid, solutes and cells between blood and tissue. Further, the endothelial layer regulates vascular tone and directs local humoral and cellular inflammatory processes. The strategic position makes it an important player for maintenance of health and for development of a number of diseases. Endothelial dysfunction is known to be an important component of type 2 diabetes, but is also assumed to be involved in many other diseases, for example, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, asthma, and cardiovascular diseases...
March 2017: IUBMB Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230186/glycan-independent-binding-and-internalization-of-human-igm-to-fcmr-its-cognate-cellular-receptor
#20
Katy A Lloyd, Jiabin Wang, Britta C Urban, Daniel M Czajkowsky, Richard J Pleass
IgM is the first antibody to be produced in immune responses and plays an important role in the neutralization of bacteria and viruses. Human IgM is heavily glycosylated, featuring five N-linked glycan sites on the μ chain and one on the J-chain. Glycosylation of IgG is known to modulate the effector functions of Fcγ receptors. In contrast, little is known about the effect of glycosylation on IgM binding to the human Fcμ receptor (hFCMR). In this study, we identify the Cμ4 domain of IgM as the target of hFCMR, and show that binding and internalization of IgM by hFCMR is glycan-independent...
February 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
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