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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636775/role-of-the-tumour-necrosis-factor-like-weak-inducer-of-apoptosis-tweak-fibroblast-growth-factor-inducible-14-fn14-axis-in-autoimmune-thyroid-disease
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Shiqiao Peng, Xiaohui Yu, Xuemin Zhao, Xinyi Wang, Xuren Sun, Cheng Han, Zhongyan Shan, Chenyan Li, Weiping Teng
BACKGROUND: TNF-like weak inducer of apoptosis (TWEAK), its receptor fibroblast growth factor-inducible 14 (Fn14) and its scavenger receptor CD163 (sCD163) have known associations with many autoimmune diseases. However, the role of the TWEAK axis in autoimmune thyroid disease (AITD) remains unclear. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the role of the TWEAK-Fn14 axis in the pathogenesis of AITD. METHODS: Serum levels of soluble TWEAK (sTWEAK) and sCD163 were measured in 38 patients with Graves' disease (GD), 40 patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT), and 40 healthy controls (HCs)...
June 21, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634191/cd36-knockout-mice-are-protected-against-lithogenic-diet-induced-gallstones
#2
Yan Xie, Vincenza Cifarelli, Terri Pietka, Elizabeth P Newberry, Susan M Kennedy, Amin Khalifeh-Soltani, Robin Clugston, Kamran Atabai, Nada A Abumrad, Nicholas O Davidson
The scavenger receptor and multiligand transporter CD36 functions to promote cellular free fatty acid uptake and regulates aspects of both hepatic and intestinal cholesterol metabolism. However, the role of CD36 in regulating canalicular and biliary cholesterol transport and secretion is unknown. Here we show that germline Cd36 knockout mice are protected against lithogenic diet (LD) induced gallstones compared to congenic (C57BL6/J) controls. Cd36 knockout mice crossed into congenic L-Fabp knockout mice (DKO mice) demonstrated protection against LD induced gallstones, reversing the susceptibility phenotype observed in L-Fabp knockout mice...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632969/vegf-is-neuroprotective-against-ischemic-brain-injury-by-inhibiting-scavenger-receptor-a-expression-on-microglia
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Zheng Xu, Kaiwei Han, Jigang Chen, Chunhui Wang, Yan Dong, Mingkun Yu, Rulin Bai, Chenguang Huang, Lijun Hou
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a secreted mitogen associated with angiogenesis. VEGF has long been thought to be a potent neurotrophic factor for the survival of spinal cord neuron. However, the role of VEGF in the regulation of ischemic brain injury remains unclear. In the study rats were subjected to MCAO (middle cerebral artery occlusion) followed by intraperitoneal injection of VEGF165 (10 mg/kg) immediately after surgery and once daily till the day 10, and the expression of target genes was assayed using qPCR, western blot and immunofluorescence, and the role of VEGF165 in regulating ischemic brain injury was assayed...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629534/heparin-derived-oligosaccharide-inhibits-vascular-intimal-hyperplasia-in-balloon-injured-carotid-artery
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Jie-Ru Liu, Jie Wu, Xin-Chao Yu, Xuan Qian, Rui Xiong, Hui-Fang Wang, Dan-Feng Yu, Fei-Fei Liu, Shu-Ying He
The aims of the present study were to determine the effects of heparin-derived oligosaccharides (HDOs) on vascular intimal hyperplasia (IH) in balloon-injured carotid artery and to elucidate the underlying mechanisms of action. An animal model was established by rubbing the endothelia within the common carotid artery (CCA) in male rabbits. The rabbits were fed a high-cholesterol diet. Arterial IH was determined by histopathological changes to the CCA. Serum lipids were detected using an automated biochemical analysis...
June 2017: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628761/loss-of-function-of-p2x7-receptor-scavenger-activity-in-aging-mice-a-novel-model-for-investigating-the-early-pathogenesis-of-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Kirstan A Vessey, Ben J Gu, Andrew I Jobling, Joanna A Phipps, Ursula Greferath, Mai X Tran, Michael A Dixon, Paul N Baird, Robyn H Guymer, James S Wiley, Erica L Fletcher
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of irreversible, severe vision loss in Western countries. Recently, we identified a novel pathway involving P2X7 receptor scavenger function expressed on ocular immune cells as a risk factor for advanced AMD. In this study, we investigate the effect of loss of P2X7 receptor function on retinal structure and function during aging. P2X7-null and wild-type C57bl6J mice were investigated at 4, 12, and 18 months of age for macrophage phagocytosis activity, ocular histological changes, and retinal function...
June 16, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623741/oxidized-ldl-activated-eosinophil-polarize-macrophage-phenotype-from-m2-to-m1-through-activation-of-cd36-scavenger-receptor
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Minghui Qin, Lai Wang, Fuqiang Li, Mingjie Yang, Lei Song, Fang Tian, Ada Yukht, Prediman K Shah, Marc E Rothenberg, Behrooz G Sharifi
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Inflammation, particularly innate immunity, plays an important role in cardiovascular diseases. The aim of this study was to investigate whether atherogenic determinants such as oxidized LDL modulate the phenotype of eosinophils. METHODS: Cultured eosinophils were treated with oxidized LDL and the expression of selective inflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokines was determined. In addition, the eosinophil receptor and signaling that mediate these events were identified...
May 20, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619997/cardiotonic-steroids-stimulate-macrophage-inflammatory-responses-through-a-pathway-involving-cd36-tlr4-and-na-k-atpase
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Yiliang Chen, Wenxin Huang, Moua Yang, Gang Xin, Weiguo Cui, Zijian Xie, Roy L Silverstein
OBJECTIVE: Circulating levels of cardiotonic steroids (CTS) are elevated in various chronic inflammatory conditions, but the role of CTS in inflammation remains largely unknown. We have previously shown that the CTS ouabain stimulates proinflammatory responses in murine macrophages. In this study, we aim to explore the mechanism how CTS induce proinflammatory responses in primary murine and human macrophages. APPROACH AND RESULTS: Using both murine peritoneal macrophages and human monocyte-derived macrophages, we demonstrated that ouabain activated NF-κB, leading to proinflammatory cytokine (eg, MCP-1, tumor necrosis factor-α, interleukin-1β, and interleukin-6) production...
June 15, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616954/surface-charge-and-particle-size-determine-the-metabolic-fate-of-dendritic-polyglycerols
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Kritee Pant, Johanna Pufe, Kristof Zarschler, Ralf Bergmann, Jörg Steinbach, Sabine Reimann, Rainer Haag, Jens Pietzsch, Holger Stephan
Dendritic polyglycerols (dPG) are water soluble, polyether-based nanomaterials which hold great potential in diagnostic as well as therapeutic applications. In order to translate them for in vivo applications, a systematic assessment regarding their cell and tissue interactions as well as their metabolic fate in vivo is a crucial step. Herein, we explore the structure-activity relationship of three different sizes (ca. 3, 5, and 10 nm) of neutral dendritic polyglycerol (dPG) and their corresponding negatively charged sulfate analogs (dPGS) on their in vitro and in vivo characteristics...
June 15, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616367/correction-the-scavenger-receptor-repertoire-in-six-cnidarian-species-and-its-putative-role-in-cnidarian-dinoflagellate-symbiosis
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Emilie F Neubauer, Angela Z Poole, Olivier Detournay, Virginia M Weis, Simon K Davy
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.7717/peerj.2692.].
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616020/minocycline-targets-multiple-secondary-injury-mechanisms-in-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury
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REVIEW
Robert B Shultz, Yinghui Zhong
Minocycline hydrochloride (MH), a semi-synthetic tetracycline derivative, is a clinically available antibiotic and anti-inflammatory drug that also exhibits potent neuroprotective activities. It has been shown to target multiple secondary injury mechanisms in spinal cord injury, via its anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, and anti-apoptotic properties. The secondary injury mechanisms that MH can potentially target include inflammation, free radicals and oxidative stress, glutamate excitotoxicity, calcium influx, mitochondrial dysfunction, ischemia, hemorrhage, and edema...
May 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615626/neuronal-p2x7-receptor-induced-reactive-oxygen-species-production-contributes-to-nociceptive-behavior-in-mice
#11
Frances M Munoz, Ruby Gao, Yuzhen Tian, Brian A Henstenburg, James E Barrett, Huijuan Hu
ATP can activate a variety of pathways through P2 purinoreceptors, leading to neuroprotection and pathology in the CNS. Among all P2X receptors, the P2X7 receptor (P2X7R) is a well-defined therapeutic target for inflammatory and neuropathic pain. Activation of P2X7R can generate reactive oxygen species (ROS) in macrophages and microglia. However, the role of ROS in P2X7R-induced pain remains unexplored. Here, we investigated the downstream effects of neuronal P2X7R activation in the spinal cord. We found that ATP induces ROS production in spinal cord dorsal horn neurons, an effect eliminated by ROS scavenger N-tert-butyl-α-phenylnitrone (PBN) and P2X7R antagonist A438079...
June 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614802/mitochondrial-dysregulation-and-glycolytic-insufficiency-functionally-impair-cd8-t-cells-infiltrating-human-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Peter J Siska, Kathryn E Beckermann, Frank M Mason, Gabriela Andrejeva, Allison R Greenplate, Adam B Sendor, Yun-Chen J Chiang, Armando L Corona, Lelisa F Gemta, Benjamin G Vincent, Richard C Wang, Bumki Kim, Jiyong Hong, Chiu-Lan Chen, Timothy N Bullock, Jonathan M Irish, W Kimryn Rathmell, Jeffrey C Rathmell
Cancer cells can inhibit effector T cells (Teff) through both immunomodulatory receptors and the impact of cancer metabolism on the tumor microenvironment. Indeed, Teff require high rates of glucose metabolism, and consumption of essential nutrients or generation of waste products by tumor cells may impede essential T cell metabolic pathways. Clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) is characterized by loss of the tumor suppressor von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) and altered cancer cell metabolism. Here, we assessed how ccRCC influences the metabolism and activation of primary patient ccRCC tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL)...
June 15, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604636/baccharis-trimera-less-dc-exhibits-an-anti-adipogenic-effect-by-inhibiting-the-expression-of-proteins-involved-in-adipocyte-differentiation
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Daniele de Souza Marinho do Nascimento, Ruth Medeiros Oliveira, Rafael Barros Gomes Camara, Dayanne Lopes Gomes, Jessika Fernanda Santiago Monte, Mariana Santana Santos Pereira Costa, Júlia Moraes Fernandes, Silvana Maria Zucolotto Langassner, Hugo Alexandre Oliveira Rocha
Baccharis trimera (Less.) DC (gorse) is a plant popularly used for the treatment of obesity. In this study, we prepared three B. trimera extracts aqueous extract (AE), decoction (AE-D), and methanol extract (ME) and investigated their antioxidant effects in six different tests and their anti-adipogenic effect in 3T3-L1 cells. The extracts showed a dose-dependent antioxidant activity in all tests. AE was the most potent antioxidant in copper and ferric ion chelation assays, whereas AE-D was the most potent in superoxide and hydroxyl radical scavenging assays, reducing power assay, and total antioxidant capacity analysis...
June 12, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603493/role-of-atypical-chemokine-receptors-in-microglial-activation-and-polarization
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REVIEW
Valentina Salvi, Francesca Sozio, Silvano Sozzani, Annalisa Del Prete
Inflammatory reactions occurring in the central nervous system (CNS), known as neuroinflammation, are key components of the pathogenic mechanisms underlying several neurological diseases. The chemokine system plays a crucial role in the recruitment and activation of immune and non-immune cells in the brain, as well as in the regulation of microglia phenotype and function. Chemokines belong to a heterogeneous family of chemotactic agonists that signal through the interaction with G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs)...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603491/nosh-nbp-a-novel-nitric-oxide-and-hydrogen-sulfide-releasing-hybrid-attenuates-ischemic-stroke-induced-neuroinflammatory-injury-by-modulating-microglia-polarization
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Jing Ji, Pengjun Xiang, Tingting Li, Li Lan, Xiaole Xu, Guo Lu, Hui Ji, Yihua Zhang, Yunman Li
NOSH-NBP, a novel nitric oxide (NO) and hydrogen sulfide (H2S)-releasing hybrid, protects brain from ischemic stroke. This study mainly aimed to investigate the therapeutic effect of NOSH-NBP on ischemic stroke and the underlying mechanisms. In vivo, transient middle cerebral artery occlusion (tMCAO) was performed in C57BL/6 mice, with NO-NBP and H2S-NBP as controls. NO and H2S scavengers, carboxy-PTIO and BSS, respectively, were used to quench NO and H2S of NOSH-NBP. In vitro, BV2 microglia/BMDM were induced to the M1/2 phenotype, and conditioned medium (CM) experiments in BV2 microglia, neurons and b...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602682/scavenger-receptor-c-promotes-bacterial-clearance-in-kuruma-shrimp-marsupenaeus-japonicus-by-enhancing-hemocyte-phagocytosis-and-amp-expression
#16
Ming-Chong Yang, Hui-Ting Yang, Jing Li, Jie-Jie Sun, Wen-Jie Bi, Guo-Juan Niu, Qiang Zhang, Xiu-Zhen Shi, Xiao-Fan Zhao, Jin-Xing Wang
Scavenger receptors (SRs) comprise a large family of structurally diverse glycoproteins located on the cell membrane and function as pattern-recognition receptors (PRRs) participating in innate immunity in different species. Class C scavenger receptor (SRC) has been only identified in invertebrates and its biological functions still need to be researched. In this study, we characterized the anti-bacterial function of a SRC from kuruma shrimp Marsupenaeus japonicus (MjSRC). The mRNA level of MjSRC was up-regulated significantly in hemocytes of kuruma shrimp challenged by Vibrio anguillarum or Staphylococcus aureus...
June 5, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601639/tofacitinib-ameliorates-atherosclerosis-and-reduces-foam-cell-formation-in-apoe-deficient-mice
#17
Zaicun Wang, Shumei Wang, Zunzhe Wang, Tiantian Yun, Chenchen Wang, Huating Wang
Atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammatory cardiovascular disease with high mortality worldwide. Tofacitinib (CP-690,550), an oral small-molecule Janus kinase inhibitor, has been shown to be effective in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune encephalomyelitis and ulcerative colitis. However, its protective effect against atherosclerosis remains poorly understood. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of Tofacitinib on atherogenic diet (ATD)-induced atherosclerosis using apolipoprotein E deficient (apoE-/-) mice...
June 8, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598681/soluble-cd206-plasma-levels-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-reflect-decrease-in-disease-activity
#18
Line Dam Heftdal, Kristian Stengaard-Pedersen, Lykke Midtbøll Ørnbjerg, Merete Lund Hetland, Kim Hørslev-Petersen, Peter Junker, Mikkel Østergaard, Malene Hvid, Bent Deleuran, Holger Jon Møller, Stinne Ravn Greisen
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is characterized by chronic joint inflammation and infiltration by activated macrophages. TNFα is a central mediator in this process. The mannose receptor, CD206, is a scavenger receptor expressed by M2A-macrophages and dendritic cells. It is involved in collagen internalization and degradation. The soluble form has been suggested as a biomarker of M2A-macrophage activation. The aim of this study was to investigate sCD206 plasma levels in early RA patients initiating anti-TNFα treatment...
June 9, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585236/melatonin-in-regulation-of-inflammatory-pathways-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-osteoarthritis-involvement-of-circadian-clock-genes
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REVIEW
Rana Jahanban-Esfahlan, Saeed Mehrzadi, Russel J Reiter, Khaled Seidi, Maryam Majidinia, Hossein Bannazadeh Baghi, Nasrin Khatami, Bahman Yousefi, Alireza Sadeghpour
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA) are the two most prevalent joint diseases; they are important causes of pain and disability in a substantial proportion of the human population. A common characteristic of these diseases is the erosion of articular cartilage and consequently joint dysfunction. Melatonin (MLT) is proposed as a potential link between the circadian rhythms and joint diseases including RA and OA. This agent elicits divergent regulatory actions through binding to specific receptors and intracellular targets as well as having receptor-independent actions as a free radical scavenger...
June 5, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580603/enhancement-of-high-glucose-induced-pink1-expression-by-melatonin-stimulates-neuronal-cell-survival-involvement-of-mt2-akt-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway
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Xaykham Onphachanh, Hyun Jik Lee, Jae Ryong Lim, Young Hyun Jung, Jun Sung Kim, Chang Woo Chae, Sei-Jung Lee, Amr Ahmed Gabr, Ho Jae Han
Hyperglycemia is a representative hallmark and risk factor for diabetes mellitus (DM) and is closely linked to DM-associated neuronal cell death. Previous investigators reported on a genome-wide association study and showed relationships between DM and melatonin receptor (MT), highlighting the role of MT signaling by assessing melatonin in DM. However, the role of MT signaling in DM pathogenesis is unclear. Therefore, we investigated the role of mitophagy regulators in high glucose-induced neuronal cell death and the effect of melatonin against high glucose-induced mitophagy regulators in neuronal cells...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Pineal Research
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