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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441413/langerhans-cells-prevent-subbasal-nerve-damage-and-upregulate-neurotrophic-factors-in-dry-eye-disease
#1
Eun Young Choi, Hyun Goo Kang, Chul Hee Lee, Areum Yeo, Hye Mi Noh, Nayeong Gu, Myoung Joon Kim, Jong Suk Song, Hyeon Chang Kim, Hyung Keun Lee
The functional role of Langerhans cells (LCs) in ocular surface inflammation and nerve damage in dry eye (DE) disease has yet to be determined. This study was performed to investigate this relationship through both clinical study on DE patients and in vivo mouse models with induced DE disease. In a cross-sectional case-control study (54 eyes of DE patients; 34 eyes of control patients), average cell density, area, and process length of LCs were measured using confocal microscopy. Data were analyzed to determine whether changes in LCs are correlated with subbasal nerve plexus (SNP) parameters (nerve density, beading, and tortuosity)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433861/c-reactive-protein-and-enzymatically-modified-ldl-cooperatively-promote-dendritic-cell-mediated-t-cell-activation
#2
Wei He, Yong Ren, Xiao Wang, Qiao Chen, Shifang Ding
BACKGROUND: Enzymatically modified low density lipoprotein (eLDL), C reactive protein (CRP), dendritic cells (DCs), and T cells were shown to be involved in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. This study aimed to investigate whether eLDL and CRP could cooperatively promote DC-mediated T cell activation and proliferation. METHOD: Low density lipoprotein was isolated from healthy human plasma and treated with proteases and cholesterol esterase. CD14(+) monocytes were isolated from human peripheral blood by gradient centrifugation and enriched with CD14 Microbeads, which were then induced with recombinant human IL-4 and granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor before treated with eLDL and/or CRP...
April 7, 2017: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431249/macrophages-facilitate-electrical-conduction-in-the-heart
#3
Maarten Hulsmans, Sebastian Clauss, Ling Xiao, Aaron D Aguirre, Kevin R King, Alan Hanley, William J Hucker, Eike M Wülfers, Gunnar Seemann, Gabriel Courties, Yoshiko Iwamoto, Yuan Sun, Andrej J Savol, Hendrik B Sager, Kory J Lavine, Gregory A Fishbein, Diane E Capen, Nicolas Da Silva, Lucile Miquerol, Hiroko Wakimoto, Christine E Seidman, Jonathan G Seidman, Ruslan I Sadreyev, Kamila Naxerova, Richard N Mitchell, Dennis Brown, Peter Libby, Ralph Weissleder, Filip K Swirski, Peter Kohl, Claudio Vinegoni, David J Milan, Patrick T Ellinor, Matthias Nahrendorf
Organ-specific functions of tissue-resident macrophages in the steady-state heart are unknown. Here, we show that cardiac macrophages facilitate electrical conduction through the distal atrioventricular node, where conducting cells densely intersperse with elongated macrophages expressing connexin 43. When coupled to spontaneously beating cardiomyocytes via connexin-43-containing gap junctions, cardiac macrophages have a negative resting membrane potential and depolarize in synchrony with cardiomyocytes. Conversely, macrophages render the resting membrane potential of cardiomyocytes more positive and, according to computational modeling, accelerate their repolarization...
April 20, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429508/immunophenotyping-and-activation-status-of-maternal-peripheral-blood-leukocytes-during-pregnancy-and-labour-both-term-and-preterm
#4
Jianhong Zhang, Oksana Shynlova, Sally Sabra, Annie Bang, Laurent Briollais, Stephen J Lye
The onset of labour in rodents and in humans is associated with physiological inflammation which is manifested by infiltration of activated maternal peripheral leukocytes (mPLs) into uterine tissues. Here, we used flow cytometry to immunophenotype mPLs throughout gestation and labour, both term and preterm. Peripheral blood was collected from non-pregnant women and pregnant women in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd trimesters. Samples were also collected from women in active labour at term (TL) or preterm (PTL) and compared with women term not-in-labour (TNIL) and preterm not-in-labour (PTNIL)...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429166/lps-administration-increases-cd11b-c-fms-cd14-cell-population-that-possesses-osteoclast-differentiation-potential-in-mice
#5
Takuya Enomoto, Masamichi Takami, Matsuo Yamamoto, Ryutaro Kamijo
Osteoclasts are multinucleated giant cells that originate from a monocyte/macrophage lineage, and are involved in the inflammatory bone destruction accompanied by periodontitis. Recent studies have shown that osteoclast precursors reside not only in the bone marrow, but also in the peripheral blood and spleen, though the precise characteristics of each precursor have not been analyzed. We hypothesized that the number of osteoclast precursors in those tissues may increase under pathological conditions and contribute to osteoclast formation in vivo in a mouse model...
April 20, 2017: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429052/the-skeletal-impact-of-the-chemotherapeutic-agent-etoposide
#6
A J Koh, B P Sinder, P Entezami, L Nilsson, L K McCauley
Effects of the chemotherapeutic agent etoposide on the skeleton were determined in mice. Numbers of bone marrow cells were reduced and myeloid cells were increased. Bone volume was significantly decreased with signs of inhibition of bone formation. Etoposide after pre-treatment with zoledronic acid still reduced bone but overall bone volume was higher than with etoposide alone. INTRODUCTION: Chemotherapeutics target rapidly dividing tumor cells yet also impact hematopoietic and immune cells in an off target manner...
April 20, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428003/rac1-signaling-regulates-cigarette-smoke-induced-inflammation-in-the-lung-via-the-erk1-2-mapk-and-stat3-pathways
#7
Jun-Xia Jiang, Shui-Juan Zhang, Hui-Juan Shen, Yan Guan, Qi Liu, Wei Zhao, Yong-Liang Jia, Jian Shen, Xiao-Feng Yan, Qiang-Min Xie
Cigarette smoke (CS) is a major risk factor for the development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Our previous studies have indicated that Rac1 is involved in lipopolysaccharide-induced pulmonary injury and CS-mediated epithelial-mesenchymal transition. However, the contribution of Rac1 activity to CS-induced lung inflammation remains not fully clear. In this study, we investigated the regulation of Rac1 in CS-induced pulmonary inflammation. Mice or 16HBE cells were exposed to CS or cigarette smoke extract (CSE) to induce acute inflammation...
April 17, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423181/mesenteric-lymph-node-cd11b-cd103-pd-l1-high-dendritic-cells-highly-induce-regulatory-t-cells
#8
Aya Shiokawa, Ryutaro Kotaki, Tomohiro Takano, Haruyo Nakajima-Adachi, Satoshi Hachimura
Dendritic cells (DCs) in mesenteric lymph nodes (MLNs) induce Foxp3(+) regulatory T cells to regulate immune responses to beneficial or non-harmful agents in the intestine, such as commensal bacteria and foods. Several studies in MLN DCs have revealed that CD103(+) DC subset highly induces regulatory T cells, and another study has reported that MLN DCs from PD-L1-deficient mice could not induce regulatory T cells. Thus, the present study investigated expression of these molecules on MLN CD11c(+) cells. Four distinct subsets expressing CD103 and/or PD-L1 were identified, namely CD11b(+) CD103(+) PD-L1(High) , CD11b(-) CD103(+) PD-L1(High) , CD11b(-) CD103(+) PD-L1(Low) , and CD11b(+) CD103(-) PD-L1(Int...
April 19, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420823/listeria-monocytogenes-serotype-4b-strains-replicate-in-monocytes-macrophages-more-than-the-other-serotypes
#9
Rie Hasebe, Ryo Nakao, Aiko Ohnuma, Takeshi Yamasaki, Hirofumi Sawa, Shinji Takai, Motohiro Horiuchi
We analyzed the pathogenicity of various serotypes of Listeria monocytogenes using a Balb/c mouse intravenous injection model. The survival rates of mice inoculated with strains NS1/2b (serotype 1/2b), NS3b (serotype 3b) and NS 4b (serotype 4b) were 60%, 63.6% and 63.6%, respectively. Although the survival rates were similar, the bacterial growth in the liver of NS3b-infected mice was 144.5-fold higher than that in the liver of NS4b-infected mice. Histopathological analyses suggest that the NS4b strain replicated more in monocytes/macrophages, whereas the NS3b strain replicated more in hepatocytes...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420668/hypercholesterolemia-induces-differentiation-of-regulatory-t-cells-in-the-liver
#10
Reiner K Mailer, Anton Gisterå, Konstantinos A Polyzos, Daniel F Ketelhuth, Göran K Hansson
Rationale: The liver is the central organ that responds to dietary cholesterol intake and facilitates the release and clearance of lipoprotein particles. Persistent hypercholesterolemia leads to immune responses against lipoprotein particles that drive atherosclerosis. However, the effect of hypercholesterolemia on hepatic T cell differentiation remains unknown. Objective: To investigate hepatic T cell subsets upon hypercholesterolemia. Methods and Results: We observed that hypercholesterolemia elevated the intrahepatic regulatory T (Treg) cell population and increased the expression of transforming growth factor beta 1 in the liver...
April 18, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418921/c-ebp-%C3%AE-positively-regulates-mdsc-expansion-and-endothelial-vegfr2-expression-in-tumor-development
#11
Yongfen Min, Jingdong Li, Peng Qu, P Charles Lin
Vascular endothelial cells and Gr-1+CD11b+ myeloid derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) are two important components that constitute the tumor microenvironment. Targeting these cells offers the potential to halt tumor growth. In this study, we report a common mediator in C/EBP-δ that regulates both components and aids in tumor development. C/EBP-δ is elevated in tumor derived MDSCs. Interestingly, genetic deletion of C/EBP-δ in mice significantly impaired MDSC expansion in response to tumor progression, but it had no effect on Gr-1+CD11b+ cell production in normal development...
March 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418913/accumulation-of-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells-mdscs-induced-by-low-levels-of-il-6-correlates-with-poor-prognosis-in-bladder-cancer
#12
Guoliang Yang, Wenyan Shen, Yan Zhang, Mengyao Liu, Lianhua Zhang, Qiang Liu, Hui Hui Lu, Juanjie Bo
Bladder cancer (BC) is one of the most commonly occurring cancers, with a high recurrence rate and poor outcomes in cases of relapsed metastatic disease. Here, we analyzed the markers and significance of myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) for BC development and progression. MDSC markers were examined in peripheral blood from 113 BC patients and 20 healthy volunteers. We identified CD11b+CD33lowHLA-DR- CD3- cells as markers of MDSCs in peripheral blood from BC patients. We also demonstrated that MDSC numbers are higher in BC patients than healthy donors, and that MDSC numbers correlate with the clinical grade, stage, and poor prognosis...
March 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418604/loss-of-ink4a-arf-gene-enhances-ultraviolet-radiation-induced-cutaneous-tumor-development
#13
Israr Ahmad, Purushotham Guroji, Amanda H DeBrot, Padma P Manapragada, Santosh K Katiyar, Craig A Elmets, Nabiha Yusuf
The CDKN2A locus encodes for tumor suppressor genes p16(INK)(4a) and p14(Arf) which are frequently inactivated in human skin tumors. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between loss of INK4a/Arf activity and inflammation in the development of ultraviolet (UV) radiation-induced skin tumors. Panels of INK4a/Arf(-/-) mice and wild type (WT) mice were treated with a single dose of UVB (200 mJ/cm(2) ). For long-term studies, these mice were irradiated with UVB (200 mJ/cm(2) ) three times weekly for 30 weeks...
April 18, 2017: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416580/a-tspo-ligand-attenuates-brain-injury-after-intracerebral-hemorrhage
#14
Minshu Li, Honglei Ren, Kevin N Sheth, Fu-Dong Shi, Qiang Liu
Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is a devastating disease without effective treatment. After ICH, the immediate infiltration of leukocytes and activation of microglia are accompanied by a rapid up-regulation of translocator protein 18 kDa (TSPO). TSPO ligands have shown anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties in models of CNS injury. In this study, we determined the impact of a TSPO ligand, etifoxine, on brain injury and inflammation in 2 mouse models of ICH. TSPO was up-regulated in Iba1(+) cells from brains of patients with ICH and in CD11b(+)CD45(int) cells from mice subjected to collagenase-induced ICH...
April 17, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416510/erythrocyte-sialoglycoproteins-engage-siglec-9-on-neutrophils-to-suppress-activation
#15
Anel Lizcano, Ismael Secundino, Simon Döhrmann, Ross Corriden, Cristina Rohena, Sandra Diaz, Pradipta Ghosh, Lingquan Deng, Victor Nizet, Ajit Varki
Healthy blood neutrophils are functionally quiescent in the bloodstream, have a short lifespan, and exit the circulation to carry out innate immune functions, or undergo rapid apoptosis and macrophage-mediated clearance to mitigate host tissue damage. Limitation of unnecessary intravascular neutrophil activation is also important to prevent serious inflammatory pathologies. Since neutrophils become easily activated after purification, we carried out ex vivo comparisons with neutrophils maintained in whole blood...
April 17, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409994/a-novel-porcine-ex-vivo-retina-culture-model-for-oxidative-stress-induced-by-h%C3%A2-o%C3%A2
#16
José Hurst, Sandra Kuehn, Adelina Jashari, Teresa Tsai, Karl Ulrich Bartz-Schmidt, Sven Schnichels, Stephanie C Joachim
Oxidative stress is a key player in many ophthalmic diseases. However, the role of oxidative stress in most degenerative processes is not yet known. Therefore, accurate and practical models are required to efficiently screen for therapeutics. Porcine eyes are closely related to the human eye, and can be obtained from the abattoir as a by-product of the food industry. Therefore, they offer excellent opportunities for the development of culture models with which to pre-screen potential therapies, while reducing the use of laboratory animals...
March 2017: Alternatives to Laboratory Animals: ATLA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408342/chronic-ethanol-intake-induces-partial-microglial-activation-that-is-not-reversed-by-long-term-ethanol-withdrawal-in-the-rat-hippocampal-formation
#17
Catarina Cruz, Manuela Meireles, Susana M Silva
Neuroinflammation has been implicated in the pathogenesis of several disorders. Activation of microglia leads to the release of pro-inflammatory mediators and microglial-mediated neuroinflammation has been proposed as one of the alcohol-induced neuropathological mechanisms. The present study aimed to examine the effect of chronic ethanol exposure and long-term withdrawal on microglial activation and neuroinflammation in the hippocampal formation. Male rats were submitted to 6 months of ethanol treatment followed by a 2-month withdrawal period...
April 10, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408238/novel-roles-for-podocalyxin-in-regulating-stress-myelopoiesis-rap1a-and-neutrophil-migration
#18
Pan Li, Aldona A Karaczyn, Rose McGlauflin, Amanda Favreau, Edward Jachimowicz, Calvin Vary, Kailin Xu, Don M Wojchowski, Pradeep Sathyanarayana
Podocalyxin (Podxl) is a CD34 orthologue and cell surface sialomucin with reported roles in renal podocyte diaphragm slit development, vascular cell integrity, and the progression of blood, breast, and prostate cancers. Roles for Podxl during non-malignant hematopoiesis, however, are largely undefined. Presently we have developed a Vav-Cre Podxl knockout mouse model, and report on novel roles for Podxl in governing stress myelopoiesis. At steady-state, Podxl expression among hematopoietic progenitor cells was low-level but was induced by GCSF (granulocyte colony stimulating factor) in myeloid progenitors, and by TPO (thrombopoietin) in HSCs...
April 10, 2017: Experimental Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407569/expansion-of-monocytic-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells-in-endometriosis-patients-a-pilot-study
#19
Haiwen Chen, Shuang Qin, Aihua Lei, Xing Li, Qi Gao, Jingyin Dong, Qing Xiao, Jie Zhou
Endometriosis is a chronic inflammation disease and is closely associated with immune dysregulation. Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) are a negative regulator of the immune system. The aim of this study was to evaluate the possible role of MDSCs in endometriosis patients. We collected the peripheral blood and peritoneal fluid from endometriosis patients and controls and analyzed M-MDSCs level using specific monoclonal antibodies recognizing HLA-DR, CD33, CD11b, CD14 markers by flow cytometry. We found that there existed abnormal expansion of monocytic MDSCs (M-MDSCs) (HLA-DR(-/low)CD33(+)CD11b(+) CD14(+)) in peripheral blood and peritoneal fluid of patients with endometriosis...
April 10, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407558/cd11b-regulates-antibody-class-switching-via-induction-of-aid
#20
Seohyun Park, Hyunsub Sim, Hye-In Kim, Daecheol Jeong, Guang Wu, Soo Young Cho, Young Seek Lee, Hyung-Joo Kwon, Keunwook Lee
The integrin CD11b, which is encoded by the integrin subunit alpha M (ITGAM), is primarily expressed on the surface of innate immune cells. Genetic variations in ITGAM are among the strongest risk factors for systemic lupus erythematosus, an autoimmune disease characterized by the presence of autoantibodies. However, the regulatory function of CD11b in the antibody responses remains unclear. Here, we report the induction of CD11b in activated B2 B cells and define its unexpected role in immunoglobulin heavy chain class switch recombination (CSR)...
April 10, 2017: Molecular Immunology
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