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Kyria M Webster, Mujun Sun, Peter Crack, Terence J O'Brien, Sandy R Shultz, Bridgette D Semple
BACKGROUND: Epilepsy is a common and debilitating consequence of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Seizures contribute to progressive neurodegeneration and poor functional and psychosocial outcomes for TBI survivors, and epilepsy after TBI is often resistant to existing anti-epileptic drugs. The development of post-traumatic epilepsy (PTE) occurs in a complex neurobiological environment characterized by ongoing TBI-induced secondary injury processes. Neuroinflammation is an important secondary injury process, though how it contributes to epileptogenesis, and the development of chronic, spontaneous seizure activity, remains poorly understood...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
Silvano Garibaldi, Chiara Barisione, Barbara Marengo, Pietro Ameri, Claudio Brunelli, Manrico Balbi, Giorgio Ghigliotti
Local accumulation of Advanced Oxidation Protein Products (AOPP) induces pro-inflammatory and pro-fibrotic processes in kidneys and is an independent predictor of renal fibrosis and of rapid decline of eGFR in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). In addition to kidney damage, circulating AOPP may be regarded as mediators of systemic oxidative stress and, in this capacity, they might play a role in the progression of atherosclerotic damage of arterial walls. Atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammatory disease that involves activation of innate and adaptive immunity...
January 10, 2017: Toxins
Cevdet Furat, Riza Dogan, Gokhan Ilhan, Ekrem Bayar, Berkan Ozpak, Hakan Kara, Şahin Bozok
OBJECTIVE: This prospective study aimed to investigate the effects of the selective angiotensin receptor antagonist, telmisartan, on microalbuminuria after coronary artery bypass surgery in patients with diabetes mellitus. METHODS: Patients were divided into two groups with block randomisation, using the sealed envelope technique: group T (telmisartan group) consisted of patients who received the angiotensin receptor blocking agent telmisartan 80 mg daily for at least six months in the pre-operative period; group N-T (non-telmisartan group) consisted of patients who received no telmisartan treatment...
November 10, 2016: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa
Narek Shaverdian, Jason Wang, Rebecca Levin-Epstein, Dorthe Schaue, Patrick Kupelian, Percy Lee, Isaac Yang, Tania Kaprealian
AIM: We determined if pre-treatment systemic inflammation would predict poor outcomes in the setting of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for brain metastases. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The pretreatment albumin concentration, neutrophil and lymphocyte counts, and the platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) were evaluated to determine association with intracranial control, local control (LC), initial MRI response (MR), and overall survival (OS) among 70 patients with 152 separate brain metastases treated with SRS alone from 2008-2015...
2016: Anticancer Research
Anna Bachmayr-Heyda, Stefanie Aust, Katharina Auer, Samuel M Meier, Klaus G Schmetterer, Sabine Dekan, Christopher Gerner, Dietmar Pils
PURPOSE: Cancer metabolism is characterized by alterations including aerobic glycolysis, oxidative phosphorylation, and need of fuels and building blocks. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Targeted metabolomics of pre-operative and follow-up sera, ascites, and tumor tissues, RNA sequencing of isolated tumor cells, local and systemic chemokine and local immune cell infiltration data from up to 65 high grade serous ovarian cancer patients and 62 healthy controls were correlated to overall survival and integrated in a Systems Medicine manner...
October 19, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
Sara Marie Atkinson, Anneline Nansen
In this MiniReview, we summarize the body of knowledge on the delayed-type hypersensitivity arthritis (DTHA) model, a recently developed arthritis model with 100% incidence, low variation and synchronized onset in C57BL/6 (B6) mice, and compare it to other murine arthritis models. It is desirable to have robust arthritis models in B6 mice, as many transgene strains are bred on this background. However, several of the most widely used mouse model of arthritis cannot be induced in B6 mice without the drawback of lower incidence, reduced severity and higher variation, if at all...
August 24, 2016: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Matthew D Davidson, Kimberly R Ballinger, Salman R Khetani
Hyperglycemia in type 2 diabetes mellitus has been linked to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, which can progress to inflammation, fibrosis/cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma. Understanding how chronic hyperglycemia affects primary human hepatocytes (PHHs) can facilitate the development of therapeutics for these diseases. Conversely, elucidating the effects of hypoglycemia on PHHs may provide insights into how the liver adapts to fasting, adverse diabetes drug reactions, and cancer. In contrast to declining PHH monocultures, micropatterned co-cultures (MPCCs) of PHHs and 3T3-J2 murine embryonic fibroblasts maintain insulin-sensitive glucose metabolism for several weeks...
2016: Scientific Reports
Dilek Aslan Kutsal, Seyhun Kürşat, Ayça İnci, Cevval Ulman, I OzanÜtük
There are two types of malnutrition in patients with chronic renal failure (CRF); type 1 and type 2. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between malnutrition and inflammation and also the relationship between malnutrition and volume status. Ninety-four pre-dialysis CRF patients were included in the study. Nutritional status of the patients was calculated using the subjective global assessment. Scores of 1-5 were given according to the severity of the symptoms and physical examination findings...
January 2016: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
Marina C Oliveira, Luciana P Tavares, Juliana P Vago, Nathália V Batista, Celso M Queiroz-Junior, Angelica T Vieira, Gustavo B Menezes, Lirlândia P Sousa, Fons A J van de Loo, Mauro M Teixeira, Flávio A Amaral, Adaliene V M Ferreira
Metabolic alterations are associated with arthritis apart from obesity. However, it is still unclear which is the underlying process behind these metabolic changes. Here, we investigate the role of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) in this process in an acute model of antigen-induced arthritis (AIA). Immunized male BALB/c mice received an intra-articular injection of PBS (control) or methylated bovine serum albumin (mBSA) into their knees, and were also pre-treated with different drugs: Etanercept, an anti-TNF drug, DF2156A, a CXCR1/2 receptor antagonist, or a monoclonal antibody RB6-8C5 to deplete neutrophils...
2016: PloS One
Germaine D Agollah, Grace Wu, Ho-Lan Peng, Sunkuk Kwon
AIM: To investigate whether dermal lymphatic function and architecture are systemically altered in dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-induced acute colitis. METHODS: Balb/c mice were administered 4% DSS in lieu of drinking water ad libitum for 7 d and monitored to assess disease activity including body weight, diarrhea severity, and fecal bleeding. Control mice received standard drinking water with no DSS. Changes in mesenteric lymphatics were assessed following oral administration of a fluorescently-labelled fatty acid analogue, while dermal lymphatic function and architecture was longitudinally characterized using dynamic near-infrared fluorescence (NIRF) imaging following intradermal injection of indocyanine green (ICG) at the base of the tail or to the dorsal aspect of the left paw prior to, 4, and 7 d after DSS administration...
December 7, 2015: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
Koen Huysentruyt, Jean De Schepper, Jesse Vanbesien, Yvan Vandenplas
AIM: Albumin and pre-albumin are frequently used as nutritional markers in clinical practice. We examined whether serum albumin and pre-albumin were predicted by body mass index (BMI), hydration and/or inflammation in female adolescents with a recently diagnosed restrictive eating disorder (RED). METHODS: This was a retrospective study of female adolescents with RED from 2002 to 2011. Low albumin and pre-albumin levels were defined as <3.5 g/dL and <20 mg/dL, respectively...
April 2016: Acta Paediatrica
Seon-Young Han, Yean-Jung Choi, Min-Kyung Kang, Jung Han Yoon Park, Young-Hee Kang
A complicated interplay between resident mast cells and other recruited inflammatory cells contributes to the development and progression of allergic inflammation entailing the promotion of T helper 2 (Th2) cytokine responses. The current study examined whether resveratrol suppressed the production of inflammatory Th2 cytokines in cultured rat basophilic leukemia RBL-2H3 cells. Cells pre-treated with resveratrol nontoxic at 1–25 μM were sensitized with anti-dinitrophenyl (anti-DNP), and subsequently stimulated by dinitrophenyl-human serum albumin (DNP–HSA) antigen...
2015: American Journal of Chinese Medicine
Anthony J Bastin, Nathan Davies, Eric Lim, Greg J Quinlan, Mark J Griffiths
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: N-acetylcysteine has been used to treat a variety of lung diseases, where is it thought to have an antioxidant effect. In a randomized placebo-controlled double-blind study, the effect of N-acetylcysteine on systemic inflammation and oxidative damage was examined in patients undergoing lung resection, a human model of acute lung injury. METHODS: Eligible adults were randomized to receive preoperative infusion of N-acetylcysteine (240 mg/kg over 12 h) or placebo...
January 2016: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
Vinayak Sudhir Jamdade, Nitin A Mundhe, Parveen Kumar, Venkatesh Tadla, Mangala Lahkar
Cisplatin induced nephrotoxicity is the chief obstacle in the use of cisplatin as chemotherapeutic agent. However, it remains as most widely employed anticancer agent to treat various solid tumours like head-neck, testicular, ovarian and mammary gland cancer. Raloxifene is claimed to be potent anti-inflammatory as well as anti-cancer agent. The present study was carried out to explore the effect of pre-treatment of raloxifene on cisplatin induced nephrotoxicity and its anti-tumour activity in 7, 12 dimethyl benz [a] anthracene induced mammary tumour in animal model...
January 2016: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
Huei-Fen Jheng, Pei-Jane Tsai, Yi-Lun Chuang, Yi-Ting Shen, Ting-An Tai, Wen-Chung Chen, Chuan-Kai Chou, Li-Chun Ho, Ming-Jer Tang, Kuei-Tai A Lai, Junne-Ming Sung, Yau-Sheng Tsai
Increased urinary albumin excretion is not simply an aftermath of glomerular injury, but is also involved in the progression of diabetic nephropathy (DN). Whereas Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are incriminated in the renal inflammation of DN, whether and how albumin is involved in the TLR-related renal inflammatory response remains to be clarified. Here, we showed that both TLR2 and TLR4, one of their putative endogenous ligands [heat shock protein 70 (HSP70)] and nuclear factor-κB promoter activity were markedly elevated in the kidneys of diabetic mice...
October 1, 2015: Disease Models & Mechanisms
Gamila S M El-Saeed, Fatina Fadel, Manal F Elshamaa, Rasha E E Galal, Eman A Elghoroury, Soha A Nasr, Eman H Thabet, Safaa M Abdelrahman
BACKGROUND: Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) have biological properties that may contribute to the mortality of children on hemodialysis (HD). This study examines the relationship of LMW fluorescence AGEs, oxidized LDL (ox-LDL), soluble receptor AGE (sRAGE) as markers of oxidative stress in children with end stage renal disease (ESRD) undergoing HD. METHOD: Thirty children with ESRD undergoing HD, and 30 healthy, age- and sex-matched children were included...
2015: Renal Failure
Åke Norberg, Olav Rooyackers, Ralf Segersvärd, Jan Wernerman
BACKGROUND: The drop in plasma albumin concentration following surgical trauma is well known, but the temporal pattern of the detailed mechanisms behind are less well described. The aim of this explorative study was to assess changes in albumin synthesis and transcapillary escape rate (TER) following major surgical trauma, at the time of peak elevations in two well-recognized markers of inflammation. METHODS: This was a clinical trial of radiolabeled human serum albumin for the study of TER and plasma volume...
2015: PloS One
Ezio Movilli, Corrado Camerini, Paola Gaggia, Roberto Zubani, Paolo Feller, Chiara Salviani, Annalisa Facchini, Giovanni Cancarini
BACKGROUND: Inflammation and increased erythropoiesis stimulating agents (ESA) requirement are frequently associated in patients on dialysis. On-line hemodiafiltration (ol-HDF), putting together high levels of diffusion, and convection could improve both conditions. However, it is still not known which depurative component plays a major role in determining this result. The aim of the study was to evaluate the role of convection and diffusion on long-term variations of serum β2 microglobulin (Δβ2M), high-sensitive C-reactive protein (ΔhsCRP) concentrations, and ESA requirement (ΔESA) in ol-HDF...
2015: American Journal of Nephrology
Xuan Hong, Baohong Cui, Meng Wang, Zhaoyang Yang, Li Wang, Qingyong Xu
Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) is an aggressive disease characterized by rapid growth and metastases. It has been recognized that the inflammation of the microenvironment plays a critical role in the development of malignancies. However, little is known about the role of multiple inflammatory and hematological markers in the prognosis of SCLC. The aim of this study was to determine the clinical significance of pre-treatment inflammation-based scores and characteristics as prognostic indicators for the survival of SCLC patients...
2015: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
Jana Zschüntzsch, Yaxin Zhang, Florian Klinker, Gregor Makosch, Lars Klinge, Dörthe Malzahn, Heinrich Brinkmeier, David Liebetanz, Jens Schmidt
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a severe hereditary myopathy. Standard treatment by glucocorticosteroids is limited because of numerous side effects. The aim of this study was to test immunomodulation by human immunoglobulin G (IgG) as treatment in the experimental mouse model (mdx) of DMD. 2 g/kg human IgG compared to human albumin was injected intraperitoneally in mdx mice at the age of 3 and 7 weeks. Advanced voluntary wheel running parameters were recorded continuously. At the age of 11 weeks, animals were killed so that blood, diaphragm, and lower limb muscles could be removed for quantitative PCR, histological analysis and ex vivo muscle contraction tests...
January 2016: Journal of Neurochemistry
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