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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901404/effects-of-anticholinergic-agent-on-mirna-profiles-and-transcriptomes-in-a-murine-model-of-allergic-rhinitis
#1
Minghua Hou, Wei Li, Zuozhong Xie, Jingang Ai, Bo Sun, Guolin Tan
Anticholinergic agent, ipratropium bromide (IB) ameliorates symptoms of allergic rhinitis (AR) using neuroimmunologic mechanisms. However, the underlying molecular mechanism remains largely unclear. In the present study, 27 mice with AR induced by ovalbumin were randomly allocated to one of three groups: Model group, model group with IB treatment for 2 weeks, and model group with IB treatment for 4 weeks. Allergic symptoms were evaluated according to symptoms scores. Differentially expressed genes [microRNAs (miRNAs) and messenger RNAs (mRNAs)] of nasal mucosa were identified by microarray analysis...
August 31, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898456/urinary-prostaglandin-d2-metabolite-excretion-during-the-first-six-months-of-life-was-significantly-lower-in-breast-fed-than-formula-fed-infants
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Hiromichi Shoji, Naho Ikeda, Tomohiro Kitamura, Hiroki Suganuma, Mai Ohba, Toshiaki Okuno, Takehiko Yokomizo, Toshiaki Shimizu
AIM: The metabolic changes that occur during the postnatal weaning period appear to be particularly important for future health and breast milk is considered to provide the optimal source of infant nutrition. This pilot study from September 2013 to May 2015 examined the effect of breastfeeding on prostaglandin metabolism in healthy term infants. METHODS: Urine samples were collected from 19 infants at one month of age in the Juntendo University Hospital, Tokyo, Japan...
September 12, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878675/inhibition-of-collagen-induced-platelet-aggregation-by-the-secobutanolide-secolincomolide-a-from-lindera-obtusiloba-blume
#3
Sang-Hyuk Jung, Joo-Hui Han, Hyun-Soo Park, Jung-Jin Lee, Seo Young Yang, Young Ho Kim, Kyung-Sun Heo, Chang-Seon Myung
Atherothrombosis is one of the main underlying cause of cardiovascular diseases. In addition to treating atherothrombosis with antithrombotic agents, there is growing interest in the role of natural food products and biologically active ingredients for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. This study aimed to investigate the effect of secolincomolide A (3) isolated from Lindera obtusiloba Blume on platelet activity and identify possible signaling pathways. In our study, the antiplatelet activities of 3 were measured by collagen-induced platelet aggregation and serotonin secretion in freshly isolated rabbit platelets...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865408/peptide-based-vaccines-derived-from-fc%C3%AE%C2%B5ri-beta-subunit-can-reduce-allergic-response-in-mice-model
#4
Ahad Zare, Ali Akbar Pourfathollah, Zahra Pourpak, Janos Szebeni, Seyed Mohammad Reza Ghaffari, Gholam Ali Kardar
Current therapeutic approaches in allergic diseases especially asthma generally focus on using immunological strategies. According to the importance of FceRI in controlling allergic response we used two extracellular regions of Fc epsilon receptor I (FceRI) beta subunit peptides to design two peptide-based vaccines. Probably these peptides vaccines by triggering the immune response to FceRI can reduce the allergic symptoms through blocking the IgE specific receptor. Two extracellular parts of FceRI beta subunit were made by peptide synthesizer and conjugated with keyhole limpet Hemocyanin...
August 2017: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852125/irf2bp2-deficient-microglia-block-the-anxiolytic-effect-of-enhanced-postnatal-care
#5
Aswin Hari, Shelly A Cruz, Zhaohong Qin, Pascal Couture, Ragnar O Vilmundarson, Hua Huang, Alexandre F R Stewart, Hsiao-Huei Chen
Enhanced postnatal care (EPC) increases resilience to adversity in adulthood. Since microglia participate in shaping neural circuits, we asked how ablation of an inflammation-suppressing factor IRF2BP2 (Interferon Regulatory Factor 2 Binding Protein 2) in microglia would affect the responses to EPC. Mice lacking IRF2BP2 in microglia (KO) and littermate controls (WT) were subjected to EPC during the first 3 weeks after birth. EPC reduced anxiety in WT but not KO mice. This was associated with reduced inflammatory cytokine expression in the hypothalamus...
August 29, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844566/role-of-trka-signalling-and-mast-cells-in-the-initiation-of-osteoarthritis-pain-in-the-monoiodoacetate-model
#6
J Sousa-Valente, L Calvo, V Vacca, R Simeoli, J C Arévalo, M Malcangio
OBJECTIVE: Aiming to delineate novel neuro-immune mechanisms for NGF/TrkA signalling in osteoarthritis (OA) pain, we evaluated inflammatory changes in the knee joints following injection of monoiodoacetate (MIA) in mice carrying a TrkA receptor mutation (P782S; TrkA KI mice). METHOD: In behavioural studies we monitored mechanical hypersensitivity following intra-articular MIA and oral prostaglandin D2 (PGD2) synthase inhibitor treatments. In immunohistochemical studies we quantified joint mast cell numbers, calcitonin gene-related peptide expression in synovia and dorsal root ganglia, spinal cord neuron activation and microgliosis...
August 24, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842638/efficacy-of-laropiprant-in-minimizing-brain-injury-following-experimental-intracerebral-hemorrhage
#7
Abdullah Shafique Ahmad, Monique Mendes, Damian Hernandez, Sylvain Doré
Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is one of the most devastating and disabling forms of stroke, yet effective treatments are still lacking. Prostaglandins and their receptors have been implicated in playing vital roles in ICH outcomes. Recently, laropiprant, a DP1 receptor antagonist, has been used in combination with niacin to abolish the prostaglandin D2-(PGD2)-induced flushing. Here, we test the hypothesis that laropiprant limits bleeding and rescues the brain from ICH. Wildtype (WT) and DP1(-/-) mice were subjected ICH and neurologic deficits and hemorrhagic lesion outcomes were evaluated at 72 hours after the ICH...
August 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822852/prostaglandin-d2-is-the-major-cyclooxygenase-1-derived-product-in-prepartum-mouse-uteri-where-it-mediates-an-enhanced-in-vitro-myometrial-contraction
#8
Bin Liu, Jingli Yang, Wenhong Luo, Yingzhan Zhang, Jiarong Li, Hui Li, Lelin Chen, Yingbi Zhou
This study aimed to determine whether prostaglandin D2 (PGD2) is a major uterine cyclooxygenase (COX) product and if so, we wanted to examine the underlying mechanism, its relation to COX-1-mediated metabolism, and how it influences the in vitro myometrial contraction during the late stage of pregnancy. The production of PGD2 or responses evoked by the prostanoid were determined in uteri isolated from prepartum and/or non-pregnant C57Bl/6 wild-type (WT) or COX-1(-/-) mice. Results showed that PGD2, which was not detected in non-pregnant counterparts, appears as the major prostanoid in prepartum (<24h prior to parturition) mouse uteri...
August 16, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818625/the-therapeutic-potential-of-crth2-dp2-beyond-allergy-and-asthma
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REVIEW
Katharina Jandl, Akos Heinemann
Prostaglandin (PG) D2 has been in the focus of research for quite a long time, but its biological effects and its roles in human disease are still not fully characterized. When in 2001 a second major PGD2 receptor termed chemoattractant receptor homologue expressed on Th2 cells (CRTH2; alternative name DP2) was discovered, diverse investigations started to shed more light on the complex and often controversial actions of the prostaglandin. With various immunomodulating effects, such as induction of migration, activation, and cytokine release of leukocytes observed both in vivo and in vitro, CRTH2 has emerged as a promising target for the treatment of allergic diseases...
August 14, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791287/bidirectional-mast-cell-eosinophil-interactions-in-inflammatory-disorders-and-cancer
#10
REVIEW
Maria Rosaria Galdiero, Gilda Varricchi, Mansour Seaf, Giancarlo Marone, Francesca Levi-Schaffer, Gianni Marone
Human mast cells (MCs) and eosinophils were first described and named by Paul Ehrlich. These cells have distinct myeloid progenitors and differ morphologically, ultrastructurally, immunologically, biochemically, and pharmacologically. However, MCs and eosinophils play a pivotal role in several allergic disorders. In addition, these cells are involved in autoimmune disorders, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer. MCs are distributed throughout all normal human tissues, whereas eosinophils are present only in gastrointestinal tract, secondary lymphoid tissues, and adipose tissue, thymus, mammary gland, and uterus...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770200/prostaglandins-and-their-receptors-in-eosinophil-function-and-as-therapeutic-targets
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REVIEW
Miriam Peinhaupt, Eva M Sturm, Akos Heinemann
Of the known prostanoid receptors, human eosinophils express the prostaglandin D2 (PGD2) receptors DP1 [also D-type prostanoid (DP)] and DP2 (also chemoattractant receptor homologous molecule, expressed on Th2 cells), the prostaglandin E2 receptors EP2 and EP4, and the prostacyclin (PGI2) receptor IP. Prostanoids can bind to either one or multiple receptors, characteristically have a short half-life in vivo, and are quickly degraded into metabolites with altered affinity and specificity for a given receptor subtype...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769767/pannexins-are-potential-new-players-in-the-regulation-of-cerebral-homeostasis-during-sleep-wake-cycle
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Valery I Shestopalov, Yuri Panchin, Olga S Tarasova, Dina Gaynullina, Vladimir M Kovalzon
During brain homeostasis, both neurons and astroglia release ATP that is rapidly converted to adenosine in the extracellular space. Pannexin-1 (Panx1) hemichannels represent a major conduit of non-vesicular ATP release from brain cells. Previous studies have shown that Panx1(-/-) mice possess severe disruption of the sleep-wake cycle. Here, we review experimental data supporting the involvement of pannexins (Panx) in the coordination of fundamental sleep-associated brain processes, such as neuronal activity and regulation of cerebrovascular tone...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765606/2-oxoesters-a-novel-class-of-potent-and-selective-inhibitors-of-cytosolic-group-iva-phospholipase-a2
#13
Maroula G Kokotou, Gerasimia Galiatsatou, Victoria Magrioti, Giorgos Koutoulogenis, Efrosini Barbayianni, Dimitris Limnios, Varnavas D Mouchlis, Banita Satpathy, Aaron Navratil, Edward A Dennis, George Kokotos
Cytosolic phospholipase A2 (GIVA cPLA2) is the only PLA2 that exhibits a marked preference for hydrolysis of arachidonic acid containing phospholipid substrates releasing free arachidonic acid and lysophospholipids and giving rise to the generation of diverse lipid mediators involved in inflammatory conditions. Thus, the development of potent and selective GIVA cPLA2 inhibitors is of great importance. We have developed a novel class of such inhibitors based on the 2-oxoester functionality. This functionality in combination with a long aliphatic chain or a chain carrying an appropriate aromatic system, such as the biphenyl system, and a free carboxyl group leads to highly potent and selective GIVA cPLA2 inhibitors (X I(50) values 0...
August 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743114/cervical-alpha-actinin-4-is-upregulated-in-women-with-threatened-preterm-labor-and-microbial-invasion-of-the-amniotic-cavity
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Teresa Cobo, Montse Palacio, Maribel Grande, Ana B Sánchez-García, Josep M Estanyol, Marta López, Jordi Bosch, Cristina Martí, Eduard Gratacós
OBJECTIVE: To characterize the proteome profile of women with threatened preterm labor (PTL) below 34;0 weeks with and without microbial invasion of the amniotic cavity (MIAC) using mass spectrometry in the amniotic fluid (AF) and Western blot analysis in the cervical mucus and the vaginal fluid. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: In the discovery phase, a case-control study including 8 women with MIAC and 7 without matched for gestational age at sampling was performed. Proteomic profile characterization was done using the LTQ VELOS Orbitrap mass spectrometer in the AF...
July 26, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736941/in-vivo-neutralization-of-%C3%AE-4-and-%C3%AE-7-integrins-inhibits-eosinophil-trafficking-and-prevents-lung-injury-during-tropical-pulmonary-eosinophilia-in-mice
#15
Pankaj Sharma, Aditi Sharma, Mrigank Srivastava
Integrins regulate leukocyte trafficking during homeostasis and inflammatory conditions. However, the role of α4 and β7 integrins in guiding eosinophil transmigration into the lungs during filarial manifestation of Tropical Pulmonary Eosinophilia (TPE) has not been explored. In this study, mice exhibiting TPE manifestations were administered with in vivo neutralizing antibodies against integrins α4 and β7 or their combination and immuno-pathological parameters were evaluated. Results show an intact lung barrier, significantly lower lung inflammation and reduced eosinophil counts in the Bronchoalveolar lavage fluid and lungs of mice receiving anti-α4(+) β7 treatment...
July 24, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723348/central-serotonin-attenuates-lps-induced-systemic-inflammation
#16
Clarissa M D Mota, Caroline Rodrigues-Santos, Rodrigo A R Fernández, Ruither O G Carolino, José Antunes-Rodrigues, Janete A Anselmo-Franci, Luiz G S Branco
Serotonin (5-HT) is a neuromodulator involved in several central-mediated mechanisms, such as endocrine processes, behavior, and sleep. Dysfunction of the serotonergic system is mainly linked to psychiatric disorders, but emerging evidence suggests that immune system activation may also alter brain 5-HT signaling. However, whether central 5-HT modulates systemic inflammation (SI) remains unknown. For this purpose, male Wistar rats (280-350 g, 8-9 weeks) were submitted to the experimental protocols beginning between 9 and 10 AM with the performance of injections...
July 16, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684424/il-4-up-regulates-cyclooxygenase-1-expression-in-macrophages
#17
Ashley E Shay, Bastihalli T Diwakar, Bo-Jhih Guan, Vivek Narayan, Joseph F Urban, K Sandeep Prabhu
Macrophages use various cell-surface receptors to sense their environment and undergo polarized responses. The cytokines, interleukin (IL)-4 and IL-13, released from T-helper type 2 (Th2) cells, drive macrophage polarization toward an alternatively activated phenotype (M2). This phenotype is associated with the expression of potent pro-resolving mediators, such as the prostaglandin (PG) D2-derived cyclopentenone metabolite, 15d-PGJ2, produced by the cyclooxygenase (Ptgs; Cox) pathway. Interestingly, IL-4 treatment of bone marrow-derived macrophages (BMDMs) significantly down-regulates Cox-2 protein expression, whereas Cox-1 levels are significantly increased...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669561/effects-of-icariin-on-asthma-mouse-model-are-associated-with-regulation-of-prostaglandin-d2-level
#18
J Qiao, S Sun, L Yuan, J Wang
BACKGROUND: We aimed to observe the effect of icariin on an asthma mouse model and explore the potential underlying mechanisms. METHODS: The asthma mouse model was established by ovalbumin (OVA) sensitisation and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection and then treated with icariin. Airway resistance was assessed by whole body plethysmograph. In addition, pathological slides were stained with haematoxylin-eosin, and the peribronchial inflammation was observed microscopically...
June 29, 2017: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630327/virus-induced-inflammasome-activation-is-suppressed-by-prostaglandin-d2-dp1-signaling
#19
Rahul Vijay, Anthony R Fehr, Ann M Janowski, Jeremiah Athmer, Dorthea L Wheeler, Matthew Grunewald, Ramakrishna Sompallae, Samarchith P Kurup, David K Meyerholz, Fayyaz S Sutterwala, Shuh Narumiya, Stanley Perlman
Prostaglandin D2 (PGD2), an eicosanoid with both pro- and anti-inflammatory properties, is the most abundantly expressed prostaglandin in the brain. Here we show that PGD2 signaling through the D-prostanoid receptor 1 (DP1) receptor is necessary for optimal microglia/macrophage activation and IFN expression after infection with a neurotropic coronavirus. Genome-wide expression analyses indicated that PGD2/DP1 signaling is required for up-regulation of a putative inflammasome inhibitor, PYDC3, in CD11b(+) cells in the CNS of infected mice...
July 3, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626925/stoichiometric-analysis-of-oligomeric-states-of-three-class-a-gpcrs-chemokine-cxcr4-dopamine-d2-and-prostaglandin-ep1-receptors-on-living-cells
#20
Kenichi Kawano, Tetsuya Yagi, Nozomu Fukada, Yoshiaki Yano, Katsumi Matsuzaki
G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) form the largest family of transmembrane receptors, and their oligomerization has been suggested to be related to their functions. Despite extensive studies, their oligomeric states are highly controversial. One of the reasons is the overestimation of oligomerization by conventional methods. We recently established a stoichiometric analysis method for precisely determining the oligomeric state of membrane proteins on living cells with the combined use of the coiled-coil labeling method and a spectral imaging technique and showed that the prototypical class-A GPCR β2 -adrenergic receptor (β2 AR) did not form functional oligomers...
June 18, 2017: Journal of Peptide Science: An Official Publication of the European Peptide Society
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