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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779764/experimental-animal-models-of-central-nervous-system-tuberculosis-a-historical-review
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REVIEW
Carlos Sánchez-Garibay, María Elena Hernández-Campos, Martha Lilia Tena-Suck, Citlaltepetl Salinas-Lara
Animal models are and will remain valuable tools in medical research because their use enables a deeper understanding of disease development, thus generating important knowledge for developing disease control strategies. Central nervous system tuberculosis (CNS TB) is the most devastating disease in humans. Moreover, as the variability of signs and symptoms delay a timely diagnosis, patients usually arrive at the hospital suffering from late stage disease. Therefore, it is impossible to obtain fresh human tissue for research before an autopsy...
May 2018: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779048/increased-il-27-il-27r-expression-in-association-with-the-immunopathology-of-murine-ocular-toxoplasmosis
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Xinxin Tong, Shengjie Chen, Huanqin Zheng, Shiguang Huang, Fangli Lu
Interleukin 27 (IL-27) is a member of the IL-6/IL-12 family, and IL-27 receptor (IL-27R) consists of WSX-1 (the IL-27Rα subunit) and the signal-transducing subunit gp130. Human and mouse mast cells (MCs) express the IL-27R. To explore the expressions of IL-27/IL-27R subunits (WSX-1 and gp130) during acute ocular toxoplasmosis (OT), we established mouse model by intraocular injection of 500 Toxoplasma gondii RH strain tachyzoites. Histopathological changes were analyzed, MCs were counted by toluidine blue staining, and tryptase+ /IL-27+ MCs were examined by immunofluorescence double-staining in the eyes and cervical lymph nodes (CLNs) of T...
May 19, 2018: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778205/immunopathological-changes-and-apparent-recovery-from-infection-revealed-in-cattle-in-an-experimental-model-of-johne-s-disease-using-a-lyophilised-culture-of-mycobacterium-avium-subspecies-paratuberculosis
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Douglas J Begg, Karren M Plain, Kumudika de Silva, Ratna Gurung, Alison Gunn, Auriol C Purdie, Richard J Whittington
Johne's disease (JD) or paratuberculosis is an economically significant, chronic enteropathy of ruminants caused by Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP). Experimental models of JD in cattle are logistically challenging due to the need for long term monitoring, because the clinical disease can take years to manifest. Three trials were undertaken, the largest involving 20 cattle exposed orally to a low dose of C strain MAP and 10 controls studied for 4.75 years. Frequent blood and faecal sampling was used to monitor immunological and infection parameters, and intestinal biopsies were performed at two time points during the subclinical disease phase...
June 2018: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776612/immunohistochemical-investigation-of-the-cross-reactivity-of-selected-cell-markers-in-formalin-fixed-paraffin-embedded-lymphoid-tissues-of-franciscana-pontoporia-blainvillei
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J Díaz-Delgado, R Ressio, K R Groch, J L Catão-Dias
A considerable amount of knowledge on natural and anthropogenic pathologic conditions affecting different cetacean species has been gained over the last decades. Nonetheless, the immunopathological bases for most of these processes have been poorly documented or remain unknown. Comparative immunopathological investigations in these species are precluded by the limited number of specific antibodies, most of which are not commercially available, and the reduced spectrum of validated and/or cross-reactive ones...
June 2018: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770335/the-significance-of-scalp-involvement-in-pemphigus-a-literature-review
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Marta Sar-Pomian, Lidia Rudnicka, Malgorzata Olszewska
Scalp is a unique location for pemphigus because of the abundance of desmogleins localized in hair follicles. Scalp involvement is observed in up to 60% of patients in the course of pemphigus. The lesions may occasionally lead to alopecia. Unforced removal of anagen hairs in a pull test is a sign of high disease activity. Direct immunofluorescence of plucked hair bulbs is considered a reliable diagnostic method in patients with pemphigus. Follicular acantholysis is a characteristic histopathological feature of pemphigus lesions localized on the scalp...
2018: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768180/dietary-fiber-confers-protection-against-flu-by-shaping-ly6c-patrolling-monocyte-hematopoiesis-and-cd8-t-cell-metabolism
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Aurélien Trompette, Eva S Gollwitzer, Céline Pattaroni, Isabel C Lopez-Mejia, Erika Riva, Julie Pernot, Niki Ubags, Lluis Fajas, Laurent P Nicod, Benjamin J Marsland
Dietary fiber protects against chronic inflammatory diseases by dampening immune responses through short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs). Here we examined the effect of dietary fiber in viral infection, where the anti-inflammatory properties of SCFAs in principle could prevent protective immunity. Instead, we found that fermentable dietary fiber increased survival of influenza-infected mice through two complementary mechanisms. High-fiber diet (HFD)-fed mice exhibited altered bone marrow hematopoiesis, characterized by enhanced generation of Ly6c- patrolling monocytes, which led to increased numbers of alternatively activated macrophages with a limited capacity to produce the chemokine CXCL1 in the airways...
May 15, 2018: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768170/a-little-fiber-goes-a-long-way
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Patricia A C Castillo, Timothy W Hand
In this issue of Immunity, Trompette et al. (2018) show that dietary fiber and short chain fatty acids reduce influenza A virus-associated immunopathology by enhancing CD8+ T cell effector function and by promoting the differentiation of alternatively activated macrophages.
May 15, 2018: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765355/tuberculosis-the-disrupted-immune-endocrine-response-and-the-potential-thymic-repercussion-as-a-contributing-factor-to-disease-physiopathology
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Luciano D'Attilio, Natalia Santucci, Bettina Bongiovanni, María L Bay, Oscar Bottasso
Upon the pathogen encounter, the host seeks to ensure an adequate inflammatory reaction to combat infection but at the same time tries to prevent collateral damage, through several regulatory mechanisms, like an endocrine response involving the production of adrenal steroid hormones. Our studies show that active tuberculosis (TB) patients present an immune-endocrine imbalance characterized by an impaired cellular immunity together with increased plasma levels of cortisol, pro-inflammatory cytokines, and decreased amounts of dehydroepiandrosterone...
2018: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761104/platelets-in-immune-response-to-virus-and-immunopathology-of-viral-infections
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Eugenio D Hottz, Fernando A Bozza, Patrícia T Bozza
Platelets are essential effector cells in hemostasis. Aside from their role in coagulation, platelets are now recognized as major inflammatory cells with key roles in the innate and adaptive arms of the immune system. Activated platelets have key thromboinflammatory functions linking coagulation to immune responses in various infections, including in response to virus. Recent studies have revealed that platelets exhibit several pattern recognition receptors (PRR) including those from the toll-like receptor, NOD-like receptor, and C-type lectin receptor family and are first-line sentinels in detecting and responding to pathogens in the vasculature...
2018: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760446/allatostatin-c-modulates-nociception-and-immunity-in-drosophila
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Nathaniel D Bachtel, Gary A Hovsepian, Douglas F Nixon, Ioannis Eleftherianos
Bacterial induced inflammatory responses cause pain through direct activation of nociceptive neurons, and the ablation of these neurons leads to increased immune infiltration. In this study, we investigated nociceptive-immune interactions in Drosophila and the role these interactions play during pathogenic bacterial infection. After bacterial infection, we found robust upregulation of ligand-gated ion channels and allatostatin receptors involved in nociception, which potentially leads to hyperalgesia. We further found that Allatostatin-C Receptor 2 (AstC-R2) plays a crucial role in host survival during infection with the pathogenic bacterium Photorhabdus luminescens...
May 14, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758330/human-liver-infiltrating-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cells-are-composed-of-clonally-expanded-circulating-and-tissue-resident-populations
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Stuart Hunter, Carrie Willcox, Martin Davey, Sofya Kasatskaya, Hannah Jeffery, Dmitriy Chudakov, Ye Oo, Benjamin Willcox
BACKGROUND & AIM: γδ T-cells comprise a substantial proportion of tissue-associated lymphocytes. However, our current understanding of human γδ T-cells is primarily based on peripheral blood subsets, while the immunobiology of tissue-associated subsets remains largely unclear. METHODS: To address this, we characterised the TCR diversity, immunophenotype and function of human liver infiltrating γδ T-cells, focussing on the predominant tissue-associated Vδ2neg γδ subset, which is implicated in liver immunopathology...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755469/urinary-peptides-as-a-novel-source-of-t-cell-allergen-epitopes
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Ricardo da Silva Antunes, John Pham, Curtis McMurtrey, William H Hildebrand, Elizabeth Phillips, Simon Mallal, John Sidney, Paula Busse, Bjoern Peters, Véronique Schulten, Alessandro Sette
Mouse allergy in both laboratory workers and in inner-city children is associated with allergic rhinitis and asthma, posing a serious public health concern. Urine is a major source of mouse allergens, as mice spray urine onto their surroundings, where the proteins dry up and become airborne on dust particles. Here, we tested whether oligopeptides that are abundant in mouse urine may contribute to mouse allergic T cell response. Over 1,300 distinct oligopeptides were detected by mass spectrometry analysis of the low molecular weight filtrate fraction of mouse urine (LoMo)...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755129/molecular-mechanism-of-the-tp53-mdm2-ar-akt-signalling-network-regulation-by-usp12
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Urszula L McClurg, Nay C T H Chit, Mahsa Azizyan, Joanne Edwards, Arash Nabbi, Karl T Riabowol, Sirintra Nakjang, Stuart R McCracken, Craig N Robson
The TP53-MDM2-AR-AKT signalling network plays a critical role in the development and progression of prostate cancer. However, the molecular mechanisms regulating this signalling network are not completely defined. By conducting transcriptome analysis, denaturing immunoprecipitations and immunopathology, we demonstrate that the TP53-MDM2-AR-AKT cross-talk is regulated by the deubiquitinating enzyme USP12 in prostate cancer. Our findings explain why USP12 is one of the 12 most commonly overexpressed cancer-associated genes located near an amplified super-enhancer...
May 14, 2018: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752728/a-retrospective-study-of-dermatitis-herpetiformis-from-an-immunobullous-disease-clinic-in-north-india
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Sanjeev Handa, Garima Dabas, Dipankar De, Rahul Mahajan, Debajyoti Chatterjee, Uma N Saika, Bishan D Radotra
BACKGROUND: Indian data on dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) is not available. The aim of this study was to investigate the demographic and clinicopathological characteristics of patients with DH and to study its association with other autoimmune diseases. METHODS: All data were collected from case record forms of patients registered in immunobullous disease clinic of our institute. The diagnosis was based on characteristic clinical and immuno/histopathological features...
May 11, 2018: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751196/the-significance-role-of-regulatory-t-cells-in-the-persistence-of-infections-by-intracellular-bacteria
#15
REVIEW
Parisa Sabbagh, Ahmad Karkhah, Hamid Reza Nouri, Mostafa Javanian, Soheil Ebrahimpour
Regulatory T cells (Treg cells), are considered as effective immune cells playing a key role in immune response during cancers, autoimmune and infectious diseases. Regulatory T lymphocytes are divided into two main subgroups: natural Treg cells that generated during maturation in the thymus and have the suppressive activity that is critical for the establishment and maintenance of homeostasis in the body and induced Treg cells (iTreg) that are originated from naive T cells following the self-antigen recognition...
May 8, 2018: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743346/pgd2-dp2-receptor-activation-promotes-severe-viral-bronchiolitis-by-suppressing-ifn-%C3%AE-production
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Rhiannon B Werder, Jason P Lynch, Jennifer C Simpson, Vivian Zhang, Nick H Hodge, Matthew Poh, Elizabeth Forbes-Blom, Christina Kulis, Mark L Smythe, John W Upham, Kirsten Spann, Mark L Everard, Simon Phipps
Prostaglandin D2 (PGD2) signals through PGD2 receptor 2 (DP2, also known as CRTH2) on type 2 effector cells to promote asthma pathogenesis; however, little is known about its role during respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) bronchiolitis, a major risk factor for asthma development. We show that RSV infection up-regulated hematopoietic prostaglandin D synthase expression and increased PGD2 release by cultured human primary airway epithelial cells (AECs). Moreover, PGD2 production was elevated in nasopharyngeal samples from young infants hospitalized with RSV bronchiolitis compared to healthy controls...
May 9, 2018: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740793/immune-checkpoint-receptors-homeostatic-regulators-of-immunity
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REVIEW
Antonio Riva, Shilpa Chokshi
Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) is an escalating global problem accounting for more than 3 million deaths annually. Bacterial infections are diagnosed in 25-47% of hospitalized patients with cirrhosis and represent the most important trigger for acute decompensation, multi-organ failure, septic shock and death. Current guidelines recommend intensive antibiotic therapy, but this has led to the emergence of multi-drug resistant bacteria, which are associated with increased morbidity and mortality rates. As such, there is a pressing need to explore new paradigms for anti-infective therapy and host-directed immunomodulatory therapies are a promising approach...
May 8, 2018: Hepatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732955/a-3d-human-tissue-engineered-lung-model-to-study-influenza-a-infection
#18
Rudra Bhowmick, Mina Derakhshan, Yurong Liang, Jerry Ritchey, Lin Liu, Heather Gappa-Fahlenkamp
Influenza A virus (IAV) claims approximately 250,000-500,000 lives annually worldwide. Currently, there are a few in vitro models available to study IAV immunopathology. Monolayer cultures of cell lines and primary lung cells (2D cell culture) is the most commonly used tool, however, this system does not have the in vivo-like structure of the lung and immune responses to IAV as it lacks the three-dimensional (3D) tissue structure. To recapitulate the lung physiology in vitro, a system that contains multiple cell types within a 3D environment that allows cell movement and interaction, would provide a critical tool...
May 5, 2018: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732494/polymyalgia-rheumatica-and-diverticular-disease-just-two-distinct-age-related-disorders-or-more-results-from-a-case-control-study
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Rossana Scrivo, Maria Chiara Gerardi, Iolanda Rutigliano, Paola Sessa, Daniele Mipatrini, Gaetana Maria Grazia Stricchiola, Elena Pacella, Alessio Altobelli, Chiara Castellani, Cristiano Alessandri, Fulvia Ceccarelli, Manuela Di Franco, Roberta Priori, Valeria Riccieri, Antonio Sili Scavalli, Francesca Romana Spinelli, Giuseppe La Torre, Fabrizio Conti, Guido Valesini
In a previous report of two married cohabiting couples affected by polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR), we noticed that the wife of one couple and both members of the other couple suffered from symptomatic diverticular disease (DD), whose diagnosis was made before the onset of PMR. We investigated whether DD might be a risk factor for the development of PMR. We conducted a case-control study informed on a database containing the prospectively collected medical records of consecutive PMR patients. Among comorbidities, attention was focused on symptomatic DD, provided that the diagnosis had been made by colonoscopy and/or computed tomography scan...
May 7, 2018: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732405/broad-and-diverse-mechanisms-used-by-deubiquitinase-family-members-in-regulating-the-type-i-interferon-signaling-pathway-during-antiviral-responses
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Qingxiang Liu, Yaoxing Wu, Yunfei Qin, Jiajia Hu, Weihong Xie, F Xiao-Feng Qin, Jun Cui
The innate immune response conferred by type I interferons is essential for host defense against viral infection but needs to be tightly controlled to avoid immunopathology. We performed a systematic functional screening by CRISPR/Cas9 (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats/CRISPR-associated protein 9) knockout and overexpression to investigate the roles of the deubiquitinating enzyme (DUB) family in regulating antiviral immunity. We demonstrated that the expression of a large fraction of DUBs underwent complex temporal alteration, suggesting a dynamic program of feedback regulation...
May 2018: Science Advances
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