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Tumor necrosis factor and neonates

Xudong Wang, Chao Zhang, Chao Chen, Yi Guo, Xiaoyan Meng, Chen Kan
Allicin is an oxygenated carotenoid derivative that exhibits strong antioxidant activity, which effectively removes reactive oxygen species from the body and has important roles in disease prevention and treatment. Therefore, the present study aimed to investigate whether allicin attenuates lipopolysaccharide (LPS)‑induced acute lung injury (ALI) in neonatal rats and the potential underlying mechanisms. An LPS‑induced ALI neonatal rat model was utilized to assess the therapeutic value and mechanisms of allicin...
March 7, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
Keping Cheng, Aijuan Yang, Xiaohui Hu, Dongbo Zhu, Kaizhong Liu
BACKGROUND This study aimed to investigate the therapeutic effect of curcumin in lipopolysaccharide (LPS) induced neonatal acute lung injury (ALI) and the possibly associated molecular mechanisms. MATERIAL AND METHODS ALI neonatal animal model was established by using LPS. Curcumin and/or peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPARγ) inhibitor BADGE (bisphenol A diglycidyl ether) were administrated to animals. Lung edema was evaluated by PaO2 and lung wet/dry weight ratio (W/D) measurements. EMSA was used to determine the PPARγ activity...
February 26, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
An N Massaro, Yvonne W Wu, Theo K Bammler, Bryan Comstock, Amit Mathur, Robert C McKinstry, Taeun Chang, Dennis E Mayock, Sarah B Mulkey, Krisa Van Meurs, Sandra Juul
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate plasma brain specific proteins and cytokines as biomarkers of brain injury in newborns with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) and, secondarily, to assess the effect of erythropoietin (Epo) treatment on the relationship between biomarkers and outcomes. STUDY DESIGN: A study of candidate brain injury biomarkers was conducted in the context of a phase II multicenter randomized trial evaluating Epo for neuroprotection in HIE. Plasma was collected at baseline (<24 hours) and on day 5...
March 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
Shiva Hamidian Jahromi, Catalina Estrada, Yunqing Li, Elaine Cheng, John E Davies
Intravenously administered mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) are rapidly entrapped in the lungs, where they display an anti-inflammatory phenotype. Intramuscular (IM) delivery provides an increased MSC dwell-time, which could result in a sustained modulation of an inflammatory milieu. We studied the therapeutic effects of IM delivered MSCs to treat a distant (contralateral) inflammation, and compared the efficacy of neonatal (umbilical cord) and adult bone marrow (BM) MSCs. Inflammation decreased over 48h but neonatal cells showed an earlier response than BMMSCs...
February 5, 2018: Stem Cells and Development
Zhaohui Li, Lei Sheng
To study the significance of dynamic evolution of serum tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), interleukin 6 (IL-6) and intestinal fatty acid-binding protein (I-FABP) levels in neonatal necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). A total of 45 NEC child patients, 45 non-NEC child patients and 45 healthy newborns were enrolled. After the day age, weight, gestational week and delivery mode were matched, the serum TNF-α, IL-6 and I-FABP levels at 6, 24 and 72 h after admission were measured via ELISA method, and their correlations with prognosis were analyzed...
February 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Xuewen Su, Haifeng Yuan, Hongwei Cui, Hua Zhu, Xia Yun, Wenyan Tang, Junlong Chen, Zu Luan
Incidence of white matter injury (WMI), which is featured as softening of white matter tissues, has recently increased. Previous studies have demonstrated a close correlation between T helper cell 1 and T helper cell 2 (Th1/Th2) imbalance and nuclear factor‑κB (NF‑κB) with brain disease. Their role in premature WMI, however, remains to be illustrated. Serum samples were collected from 60 premature WMI neonates, plus another control group of 60 premature babies without WMI. Patients were further divided into mild, moderate and severe WMI groups...
January 29, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
X Z Bai, T He, J L Zhang, Y Liu, M Y Cao, J N Zhang, W X Cai, Y H Jia, J H Shi, L L Su, D H Hu
Objective: To explore the effects of microRNA-34a on regulating silent information regulator 1 (SIRT1) and influence of SIRT1 on myocardial damage of rats with severe burns at early stage. Methods: (1) Twenty-four Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were divided into sham injury (SI) group, simple burns (SB) group and SIRT1 agonist (SA) group according to the random number table (the same grouping method below), with 8 rats in each group. Rats in groups SB and SA were inflicted with 30% total body surface area full-thickness scald (hereinafter referred to as burns) on the back, and rats in group SI were sham injuried on the back...
January 20, 2018: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
George Daskalakis, Angeliki Papapanagiotou, Charalambos Siristatidis, Petros Drakakis, Ioanna Mole, Anastasia Barbouni, Athanasios G Papavassiliou, Vasilios Pergialiotis
The purpose of the present study was to compare the levels of tumor necrosis factor a (TNF-a), and interleukins (IL) 1, 6, 8 and 10 in the umbilical cord and neonatal circulation among neonates with early and late cord clamping MATERIAL AND METHODS: A consecutive series of 76 cases that had an uncomplicated pregnancy and an uneventful parturition was evaluated. In 40 cases delayed cord clamping was used and in the remaining 36 cases early cord clamping was practiced. Blood samples were collected from the umbilical vein immediately after cord clamping and at 24 hours from the median cubital or basilic vein of the neonate RESULTS: Significant differences were noted in the hematocrit and hemoglobin levels at 24 hours that favored delayed clamping...
January 16, 2018: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
Sheng-Yang Huang, Shih-Huang Tai, Che-Chao Chang, Yi-Fang Tu, Chih-Han Chang, E-Jian Lee
In the present study, the neuroprotective potential of magnolol against ischemia-reperfusion brain injury was examined via in vivo and in vitro experiments. Magnolol exhibited strong radical scavenging and antioxidant activity, and significantly inhibited the production of interleukin‑6, tumor necrosis factor‑a and nitrite/nitrate (NOX) in lipopolysaccharide-stimulated BV2 and RAW 264.7 cells when applied at concentrations of 10 and 50 µM, respectively. Magnolol (100 µM) also significantly attenuated oxygen‑glucose deprivation‑induced damage in neonatal rat hippocampal slice cultures, when administered up to 4 h following the insult...
January 15, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
Mehmet Deliktaş, Hacer Ergin, Aydın Demiray, Hakan Akça, Özmert M A Özdemir, Mehmet Bülent Özdemir
OBJECTIVE: Unconjugated bilirubin (UCB) may cause neurotoxicity in preterm neonates due to immaturity of UGT1A1 leading to bilirubin accumulation in the brain. Caffeine used in the treatment of apnea of prematurity was reported to decrease mechanical ventilation requirement, the frequencies of bronchopulmonary dysplasia, patent ductus arteriosus, cerebral palsy and neurodevelopmental disorders in very low birth weight infants. However, the effect of caffeine on hyperbilirubinemia was not yet clarified...
January 2, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Xiang Yan, Fang Lei, Yajie Hu, Lihong Nie, Qingyi Jia, Hua Zhou, Fusheng Zhao, Yu Zheng
We previously demonstrated that hydrogen sulfide (H2S) protected neonatal rat medulla oblongata from prenatal cigarette smoke exposure (CSE) via anti-apoptotic effect. The present work further investigated the involvement of anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory effects of H2S in the protection. Pregnant Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into NaCl, CSE, CSE + NaHS (a donor of H2S) and NaHS groups. All the tests were performed with corresponding neonatal rats. Nissl staining revealed that NaHS treatment ameliorated neuronal chromatolysis in the hypoglossal nucleus and nucleus ambiguus resulted from prenatal CSE...
December 16, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
Chikako Morioka, Motohiro Komaki, Atsuko Taki, Izumi Honda, Naoki Yokoyama, Kengo Iwasaki, Sachiko Iseki, Tomohiro Morio, Ikuo Morita
Background: Periventricular leukomalacia (PVL) is a type of multifactorial brain injury that causes cerebral palsy in premature infants. To date, effective therapies for PVL have not been available. In this study, we examined whether mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) possess neuroprotective property in a lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced neonatal rat PVL-like brain injury. Methods: Human umbilical cord-derived MSCs (UCMSCs) were used in this study. Four-day-old rats were intraperitoneally injected with LPS (15 mg/kg) to cause the PVL-like brain injury and were treated immediately after the LPS-injection with UCMSCs, conditioned medium prepared from MSCs (UCMSC-CM) or interferon-gamma (IFN-γ)-pretreated MSC (IFN-γ-UCMSC-CM)...
2017: Inflammation and Regeneration
Kirsten Glaser, Christine Silwedel, Markus Fehrholz, Ana M Waaga-Gasser, Birgit Henrich, Heike Claus, Christian P Speer
Background:Ureaplasma species have been associated with chorioamnionitis and preterm birth and have been implicated in the pathogenesis of neonatal short and long-term morbidity. However, being mostly commensal bacteria, controversy remains on the pro-inflammatory capacity of Ureaplasma. Discussions are ongoing on the incidence and impact of prenatal, perinatal, and postnatal infection. The present study addressed the impact of Ureaplasma isolates on monocyte-driven inflammation. Methods: Cord blood monocytes of term neonates and adult monocytes, either native or LPS-primed, were cultured with Ureaplasma urealyticum (U...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
Y N Paudel, M R Ali, S Bawa, S Shah, M Adil, A Siddiqui, A S Basheer, M Q Hassan, M Sharma
4-Methyl-2-[(2-methylbenzyl) amino]-1,3-thiazole-5-carboxylic acid (bioactive compound (BAC)), a novel thiazole derivative, is a xanthine oxidase inhibitor and free radical scavenging agent. Effects of BAC on hyperglycemia, insulin sensitivity, oxidative stress, and inflammatory mediators were evaluated in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced neonatal models of non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) rats where NIDDM was induced in neonatal pups with single intraperitoneal injection of STZ (100 mg/kg). The effect of BAC (10 and 20 mg/kg, p...
January 1, 2017: Human & Experimental Toxicology
Alice Miranda, Susana Roque, José M Pêgo, Jorge Correia-Pinto
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopy is becoming more common in neonates. However, concerns remain about the impact of the carbon-dioxide (CO2 )-insufflation over the neonatal brain. We aim to evaluate the peripheral (serum) and central (cerebrospinal fluid [CSF]) cytokine response after neonatal CO2 -pneumoperitoneum and its impact over neurodevelopmental milestones acquisition and long-term behavioral outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Rats were subjected to a systematic assessment of neurodevelopmental milestones between postnatal day 1 (PND 1) and PND 21...
January 2018: Journal of Surgical Research
Dan-Dan Shi, Yong Wang, Jun-Jun Guo, Ling Zhou, Na Wang
Vitamin D (VD) has exhibited immunomodulatory role in the pathogenesis of preeclampsia. We hypothesize VD potentiate nifedipine treatment for preeclampsia by shortened the time to control blood pressure and prolong time before subsequent hypertensive crisis. We conduct a randomized trial of 683 primigravid women with preeclampsia, who were assigned to different treatment groups, either nifedipine+placebo or nifedipine+VD orally, by random after screening. Primary endpoints include time to control hypertension and time before another hypertensive crisis...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
Mahmoud Hassani, Farzaneh Sabouni, Mohammad Ansari, Solaleh Emamgholipour, Mohammad-Sadegh Fallah, Shah-Sanam Abbasi, Saeed Ansari Majd
Migri‑Heal®, is a novel herbal remedy that was introduced for the treatment of migraine headaches. Previous studies revealed that this drug may reduce nitric oxide (NO) in an in vitro inflammatory model. The aim of the present study was to investigate the anti‑inflammatory effect of Migri‑Heal® on primary mix glial cells stimulated with LPS. In the current study, neonatal rat primary mix glial cells were isolated from the mixed glial cultures via shaking, and cultured in Dulbecco's' modified Eagle's medium supplemented with 10% fetal bovine serum...
January 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
Steve Turner, David Miller, Garry M Walsh, Alison Scaife, Ultan F Power, Michael D Shields, Graham Devereux
BACKGROUND: Airway epithelial cell (AEC) function differs between children with and without asthma. Here, we associated neonatal AEC function with asthma symptoms at 4 years of age. METHODS: Nasal AEC were collected from neonates within 48 h of birth. Cells were cultured and stimulated with tumor necrosis factor alpha/interleukin-1 beta (TNFα/IL-1β), lipopolysaccharide (LPS), or house dust mite (HDM). Absolute concentrations of pro-inflammatory mediators in the culture supernatant were quantified and expressed as median [interquartile range] in pg/mg protein...
November 14, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
Shiva Hamidian Jahromi, Yunqing Li, John E Davies
Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) induced protein 6 is a major anti-inflammatory mediator released by activated mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs). Neonatal MSCs are considered more metabolically active than cells derived from adult tissues, and potentially less heterogeneous. We hypothesized that a TNF-α-activated neonatal MSC population [human umbilical cord perivascular cells (HUCPVCs)] would show an enhanced level of TSG-6 activation compared with adult bone marrow MSCs (BMMSCs). Thus, we stimulated HUCPVCs, and both human BMMSCs (hBMMSCs) and mouse BMMSCs (mBMMSCs) with 1, 10, 50, and 100 ng/mL of recombinant TNF-α over various exposure times...
January 1, 2018: Stem Cells and Development
Nay Chi Nway, Yuji Fujitani, Seishiro Hirano, Ohn Mar, Tin-Tin Win-Shwe
Exposure to ambient air pollutants has been reported to have various adverse health impacts. Ambient particulate matter comprises primary particles released directly via engine exhaust and secondary organic aerosols (SOAs) formed from oxidative reactions of the ultrafine particle fraction of diesel exhaust (DE). Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) is well known to initiate the inflammatory cascade in the central nervous system. However, whether and how DE and DE-SOA exposure influences TLR4 signaling in the immature brain remains unclear...
October 26, 2017: Neurotoxicology
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