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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429281/impact-of-thyroid-disease-on-testicular-function
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Sandro La Vignera, Roberto Vita, Rosita A Condorelli, Laura M Mongioì, Silvia Presti, Salvatore Benvenga, Aldo E Calogero
INTRODUCTION: Testis was considered unresponsive to thyroid hormone for a long time. However, like in animals, the presence of thyroid hormone receptors in different testicular cell types was demonstrated also in humans. Accordingly, thyrotoxicosis and hypothyroidism have remarkable effects on testicular function and more extensively on fertility. REVIEW: Thyrotoxicosis and hypothyroidism are associated with changes affecting the endocrine, sexual, or reproductive functions...
April 20, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428425/neonatal-acquisition-of-clostridia-species-protects-against-colonization-by-bacterial-pathogens
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Yun-Gi Kim, Kei Sakamoto, Sang-Uk Seo, Joseph M Pickard, Merritt G Gillilland, Nicholas A Pudlo, Matthew Hoostal, Xue Li, Thomas D Wang, Taylor Feehley, Andrew T Stefka, Thomas M Schmidt, Eric C Martens, Shinji Fukuda, Naohiro Inohara, Cathryn R Nagler, Gabriel Núñez
The high susceptibility of neonates to infections has been assumed to be due to immaturity of the immune system, but the mechanism remains unclear. By colonizing adult germ-free mice with the cecal contents of neonatal and adult mice, we show that the neonatal microbiota is unable to prevent colonization by two bacterial pathogens that cause mortality in neonates. The lack of colonization resistance occurred when Clostridiales were absent in the neonatal microbiota. Administration of Clostridiales, but not Bacteroidales, protected neonatal mice from pathogen infection and abrogated intestinal pathology upon pathogen challenge...
April 21, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424241/microbiota-induced-antibodies-are-essential-for-host-inflammatory-responsiveness-to-sterile-and-infectious-stimuli
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Daniel Cisalpino, Caio T Fagundes, Camila B Brito, Fernando R Ascenção, Celso M Queiroz-Junior, Angélica T Vieira, Lirlândia P Sousa, Flávio A Amaral, Leda Q Vieira, Jacques R Nicoli, Mauro M Teixeira, Danielle G Souza
The indigenous intestinal microbiota is frequently considered an additional major organ of the human body and exerts profound immunomodulating activities. Germ-free (GF) mice display a significantly different inflammatory responsiveness pattern compared with conventional (CV) mice, and this was dubbed a "hyporesponsive phenotype." Taking into account that the deposition of immune complexes is a major event in acute inflammation and that GF mice have a distinct Ig repertoire and B cell activity, we aimed to evaluate whether this altered Ig repertoire interferes with the inflammatory responsiveness of GF mice...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423520/prognostic-role-of-programmed-death-ligand-1-pd-l1-expressing-tumor-infiltrating-lymphocytes-in-testicular-germ-cell-tumors
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Michal Chovanec, Zuzana Cierna, Viera Miskovska, Katarina Machalekova, Daniela Svetlovska, Katarina Kalavska, Katarina Rejlekova, Stanislav Spanik, Karol Kajo, Pavel Babal, Jozef Mardiak, Michal Mego
PURPOSE: Testicular germ cell tumors (TGCTs) are nearly universally curable malignancies. Nevertheless, standard cisplatin-based chemotherapy is not curative in a small subgroup of patients. Previously, we showed that PD-L1 overexpression is associated with worse prognosis in TGCTs, while tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) are prognostic in different types of cancer. This study aimed to evaluate the prognostic value of PD-1 and PD-L1 expressing TILs in TGCTs. RESULTS: PD-L1 positive TILs were found significantly more often in seminomas (95...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423330/the-birds-the-bees-and-innate-immunity
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Glen N Barber
The cytoplasm is usually a DNA-free zone, but during fertilization, sperm DNA enters oocyte cytoplasm and could potentially trigger a response. Abe et al. (2017) identify NLRP14 as a germ-cell-specific negative regulator of DNA sensing that may be of particular importance during fertilization.
April 18, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418004/host-determinants-of-expression-of-the-helicobacter-pylori-baba-adhesin
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Mary E Kable, Lori M Hansen, Cathy M Styer, Samuel L Deck, Olena Rakhimova, Anna Shevtsova, Kathryn A Eaton, Miriam E Martin, Pär Gideonsson, Thomas Borén, Jay V Solnick
Expression of the Helicobacter pylori blood group antigen binding adhesin A (BabA) is more common in strains isolated from patients with peptic ulcer disease or gastric cancer, rather than asymptomatic colonization. Here we used mouse models to examine host determinants that affect H. pylori BabA expression. BabA expression was lost by phase variation as frequently in WT mice as in RAG2-/- mice that do not have functional B or T cells, and in MyD88-/-, TLR2-/- and TLR4-/- mice that are defective in toll like receptor signaling...
April 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416491/locoregional-effects-of-microbiota-in-a-preclinical-model-of-colon-carcinogenesis
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Sarah Tomkovich, Ye Yang, Kathryn Winglee, Josee Gauthier, Marcus Mühlbauer, Xiaolun Sun, Mansour Mohamadzadeh, Xiuli Liu, Patricia Martin, Gary P Wang, Eric Oswald, Anthony A Fodor, Christian Jobin
Inflammation and microbiota are critical components of intestinal tumorigenesis. To dissect how the microbiota contributes to tumor distribution, we generated germ-free (GF) ApcMin/+ and ApcMin/+;Il10-/- mice and exposed them to specific-pathogen-free (SPF) or colorectal cancer-associated bacteria. We found colon tumorigenesis significantly correlated with inflammation in SPF housed ApcMin/+;Il10-/-, but not ApcMin/+ mice. In contrast, small intestinal neoplasia development significantly correlated with age in both ApcMin/+;Il10-/- and ApcMin/+ mice...
April 17, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413006/generation-of-a-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-ipsc-line-from-a-64year-old-male-patient-with-multiple-schwannoma
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Shaokun Zhang, Zhenshan Lv, Yang Hu, Lidi Liu, Weiquan Gong, Qiao Li, Hong Wu
Peripheral blood was collected from a clinically diagnosed 64-year old male multiple schwannoma patient. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) were reprogrammed with the Yamanaka KMOS reprogramming factors using the Sendai-virus reprogramming system. The transgene-free iPSC line showed pluripotency verified by immunofluorescent staining for pluripotency markers, and the iPSC line was able to differentiate into the 3 germ layers in vivo. The iPSC line also showed normal karyotype. This in vitro cellular model will be useful for further pathological studies of multiple schwannoma...
March 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413004/derivation-of-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-ipsc-line-from-a-79year-old-sporadic-male-parkinson-s-disease-patient
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Shaokun Zhang, Lidi Liu, Yang Hu, Zhenshan Lv, Qiao Li, Weiquan Gong, Hui Sha, Hong Wu
Peripheral blood was collected from a clinically diagnosed 79-year old male sporadic Parkinson's disease patient. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) were reprogrammed with the Yamanaka KMOS reprogramming factors using the Sendai-virus reprogramming system. The transgene-free iPSC line showed pluripotency verified by immunofluorescent staining for pluripotency markers, and the iPSC line was able to differentiate into the 3 germ layers in vivo. The iPSC line also showed normal karyotype. This in vitro cellular model can be used to study the mechanism of sporadic Parkinson's disease and to test new drugs...
March 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413002/characterization-of-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-ipsc-line-from-a-72year-old-male-patient-with-later-onset-alzheimer-s-disease
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Shaokun Zhang, Zhenshan Lv, Songyuan Zhang, Lidi Liu, Qiao Li, Weiquan Gong, Hui Sha, Hong Wu
Peripheral blood was collected from a clinically diagnosed 72-year old male patient with later onset Alzheimer's disease. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) were reprogrammed with the Yamanaka KMOS reprogramming factors using the Sendai-virus reprogramming system. The transgene-free iPSC line showed pluripotency verified by immunofluorescent staining for pluripotency markers, and the iPSC line was able to differentiate into the 3 germ layers in vivo. The iPSC line also showed normal karyotype. This in vitro cellular model will be useful for studying the pathological mechanism of Alzheimer's disease...
March 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413001/development-of-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-ipsc-line-from-a-60year-old-female-patient-with-multiple-schwannoma
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Shaokun Zhang, Zhenshan Lv, Yan Liu, Qiao Li, Weiquan Gong, Lidi Liu, Hong Wu
Peripheral blood was collected from a clinically diagnosed 60-year old female patient with multiple schwannoma. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) were reprogrammed with the Yamanaka KMOS reprogramming factors using the Sendai-virus reprogramming system. The transgene-free iPSC line showed pluripotency verified by immunofluorescent staining for pluripotency markers, and the iPSC line was able to differentiate into the 3 germ layers in vivo. The iPSC line also showed normal karyotype. This in vitro cellular model will be useful for further pathological studies of multiple schwannoma...
March 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408644/human-derived-gut-microbiota-modulates-colonic-secretion-in-mice-by-regulating-5-ht3-receptor-expression-via-acetate-production
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Yogesh Bhattarai, Bradley A Schmidt, David R Linden, Eric D Larson, Madhusudan Grover, Arthur Beyder, Gianrico Farrugia, Purna C Kashyap
Serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT), an important neurotransmitter and a paracrine messenger in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, regulates intestinal secretion by its action primarily on 5-HT3 and 5-HT4 receptors. Recent studies highlight the role of gut microbiota in 5-HT biosynthesis. In this study we determine if human-derived gut microbiota affect host secretory response to 5-HT and 5-HT receptor expression. We used proximal colonic mucosa-submucosa preparation from age matched Swiss Webster germ free (GF) and humanized (HM; ex-GF colonized with human gut microbiota) mice...
April 13, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407483/age-associated-microbial-dysbiosis-promotes-intestinal-permeability-systemic-inflammation-and-macrophage-dysfunction
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Netusha Thevaranjan, Alicja Puchta, Christian Schulz, Avee Naidoo, J C Szamosi, Chris P Verschoor, Dessi Loukov, Louis P Schenck, Jennifer Jury, Kevin P Foley, Jonathan D Schertzer, Maggie J Larché, Donald J Davidson, Elena F Verdú, Michael G Surette, Dawn M E Bowdish
Levels of inflammatory mediators in circulation are known to increase with age, but the underlying cause of this age-associated inflammation is debated. We find that, when maintained under germ-free conditions, mice do not display an age-related increase in circulating pro-inflammatory cytokine levels. A higher proportion of germ-free mice live to 600 days than their conventional counterparts, and macrophages derived from aged germ-free mice maintain anti-microbial activity. Co-housing germ-free mice with old, but not young, conventionally raised mice increases pro-inflammatory cytokines in the blood...
April 12, 2017: Cell Host & Microbe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396122/evaluation-of-the-impact-of-gut-microbiota-on-uremic-solute-accumulation-by-a-ce-tofms-based-metabolomics-approach
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Eikan Mishima, Shinji Fukuda, Chikahisa Mukawa, Akinori Yuri, Yoshitomi Kanemitsu, Yotaro Matsumoto, Yasutoshi Akiyama, Noriko N Fukuda, Hiroki Tsukamoto, Kei Asaji, Hisato Shima, Koichi Kikuchi, Chitose Suzuki, Takehiro Suzuki, Yoshihisa Tomioka, Tomoyoshi Soga, Sadayoshi Ito, Takaaki Abe
Gut microbiota is involved in the metabolism of uremic solutes. However, the precise influence of microbiota to the retention of uremic solutes in CKD is obscure. To clarify this, we compared adenine-induced renal failure and control mice under germ-free or specific pathogen-free (SPF) conditions, examining the metabolite profiles of plasma, feces, and urine using a capillary electrophoresis time-of-flight mass spectrometry-based approach. Mice with renal failure under germ-free conditions demonstrated significant changes in plasma metabolites...
April 8, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395810/generation-of-non-integrated-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-from-a-23-year-old-male-with-multiple-endocrine-neoplasia-type-1-syndrome
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Dongsheng Guo, Feima Wu, Haikun Liu, Ge Gao, Shanglong Kou, Fan Yang, Nasir Abbas, Tiancheng Zhou, Xiujuan Cai, Hui Zhang, Dajiang Qin, Jialiang Li, Kecheng Xu, Yin-Xiong Li
Urine resource cells were collected from a 23-year-old male with multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 syndrome (MEN1) for generating iPS cells with episomal plasmids. Two stable iPSC lines with free of episomal plasmid were established. The patient has a heterozygous G>T mutation on the exon 9 of Men1 gene that was confirmed by sequencing analysis on all resulted cell lines. Karyotyping indicated the chromosomes with normal appearances and numbers. Their pluripotency was demonstrated by gene expression and their abilities for differentiating into three germ layers...
January 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395805/generation-of-a-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-ipsc-line-carrying-the-parkinson-s-disease-linked-lrrk2-variant-s1647t
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Dongrui Ma, Shin Hui Ng, Li Zeng, Yi Zhao, Eng King Tan
Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) were collected from a clinically diagnosed 64-year old male Parkinson's disease (PD) patient with S1647T variant in the LRRK2 gene. The PMBCs were reprogrammed with the human OSKM transcription factors using the Sendai-virus reprogramming system. The transgene-free iPSC showed pluripotency confirmed by immunofluorescent staining for pluripotency markers and differentiated into the 3 germ layers in vivo. The iPSC line also showed normal karyotype. This cellular model will be useful for further function studies and therapeutic screening...
January 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395804/development-of-a-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-ipsc-line-from-a-parkinson-s-disease-patient-carrying-the-n551k-variant-in-lrrk2-gene
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Dongrui Ma, Ebonne Yulin Ng, Li Zeng, Christina Ying Yan Lim, Yi Zhao, Eng King Tan
Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) were collected from a clinically diagnosed 64-year old male Parkinson's disease (PD) patient with N551K variant in the LRRK2 gene. The PMBCs were reprogrammed with the human OSKM transcription factors using the Sendai-virus reprogramming system. The transgene-free iPSC showed pluripotency confirmed by immunofluorescent staining for pluripotency markers and differentiated into the 3 germ layers in vivo. The iPSC line also showed normal karyotype. This cellular model can complement in vivo PD models for pathophysiological studies and drug screening...
January 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395803/derivation-of-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-ipsc-line-with-lrrk2-gene-r1398h-variant-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Dongrui Ma, Murni Tio, Shin Hui Ng, Li Zeng, Christina Ying Yan Lim, Yi Zhao, Eng King Tan
Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) were collected from a clinically diagnosed 72-year old female Parkinson's disease (PD) patient with R1398H variant in the LRRK2 gene. The PMBCs were reprogrammed with the human OSKM transcription factors using the Sendai-virus reprogramming system. The transgene-free iPSC showed pluripotency confirmed by immunofluorescent staining for pluripotency markers and differentiated into the 3 germ layers in vivo. The iPSC line also showed normal karyotype. This cellular model provides a good platform for studying the mechanism of PD, and also for drug testing and gene therapy studies...
January 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395802/reprogramming-of-a-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-ipsc-line-from-a-parkinson-s-disease-patient-with-a-r1628p-variant-in-the-lrrk2-gene
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Dongrui Ma, Wei Zhou, Ebonne Yulin Ng, Li Zeng, Yi Zhao, Eng King Tan
Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) were collected from a clinically diagnosed 59-year old male Parkinson's disease (PD) patient with R1628P variant in the LRRK2 gene. The PMBCs were reprogrammed with the human OSKM transcription factors using the Sendai-virus reprogramming system. The transgene-free iPSC showed pluripotency confirmed by immunofluorescent staining for pluripotency markers and differentiated into the 3 germ layers in vivo. The iPSC line also showed normal karyotype. This cellular model will provide a good resource for further pathophysiological studies of PD...
January 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395800/derivation-and-characterization-of-the-human-embryonic-stem-cell-line-cr-4-differentiation-to-human-retinal-pigment-epithelial-cells
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John L Mazzilli, Aleksey Y Domozhirov, Stacey L Mueller-Ortiz, Charles A Garcia, Rick A Wetsel, Eva M Zsigmond
The CR-4 human embryonic stem cell line was derived from the inner cell mass of a developing blastocyst. This cell line has been adapted to grow in feeder-free conditions and is especially well-suited for differentiation to retinal pigment epithelium. The line demonstrates a normal human 46,XX female karyotype. Pluripotency was assessed through qRT-PCR for expression of NANOG, OCT-4, and SOX-2. A teratoma assay was performed and results were positive for all three germ layers. Testing for Mycoplasma was negative...
January 2017: Stem Cell Research
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