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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149648/dried-plum-alleviates-symptoms-of-inflammatory-arthritis-in-tnf-transgenic-mice
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Faryal Mirza, Joseph Lorenzo, Hicham Drissi, Francis Y Lee, Do Y Soung
Dried plum (DP), a rich source of polyphenols has been shown to have bone-preserving properties in both animal models of osteoporosis and postmenopausal women. We evaluated if DP alleviated the destruction of joints in transgenic mice (TG) that overexpress human tumor necrosis factor (TNF), a genetic model of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). A four-week treatment of 20% DP diet in TG slowed the onset of arthritis and reduced bone erosions in the joints compared to TG on a regular diet. This was associated with fewer tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase (TRAP) positive cells, suggesting decreased osteoclastogenesis...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149056/characterization-of-ovine-a3z1-restriction-properties-against-small-ruminant-lentiviruses-srlvs
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Lorena de Pablo-Maiso, Idoia Glaria, Helena Crespo, Estanislao Nistal-Villán, Valgerdur Andrésdóttir, Damián de Andrés, Beatriz Amorena, Ramsés Reina
Intrinsic factors of the innate immune system include the apolipoprotein B editing enzyme catalytic polypeptide-like 3 (APOBEC3) protein family. APOBEC3 inhibits replication of different virus families by cytosine deamination of viral DNA and a not fully characterized cytosine deamination-independent mechanism. Sheep are susceptible to small ruminant lentivirus (SRLVs) infection and contain three APOBEC3 genes encoding four proteins (A3Z1, Z2, Z3 and Z2-Z3) with yet not deeply described antiviral properties...
November 17, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147622/factors-released-by-the-tumor-far-microenvironment-are-decisive-for-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma-development-and-progression
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REVIEW
Juan L Iovanna, Daniel Closa
The REG3β protein was identified more than 2 decades ago, but its role in PDAC development was only recently reported. In Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma (PDAC), REG3β protein is expressed and released by the far microenvironment, which is situated out of the tumor, at the periphery of the tumor mass, and is part of the healthy peri-tumoral region. This compartment is completely unrelated to the classical microenvironment that corresponds to the intra-tumoral stoma. Clinically relevant, the far microenvironment, and the factors released by it, could be novel and original therapeutic targets for treating patients with a PDAC...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142215/the-effects-of-artocarpin-on-wound-healing-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-studies
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Chung-Ju Yeh, Chin-Chuan Chen, Yann-Lii Leu, Ming-Wei Lin, Mei-Miao Chiu, Shu-Huei Wang
The skin protects the body against harmful substances and microorganisms. When the skin is damaged, wound healing must be finely regulated to restore the normal function of skin tissue. Artocarpin (ARTO), a prenylated flavonoid purified from the plant Artocarpus communis, has been reported to have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the wound healing potential and therapeutic mechanism of ARTO. Immunohistochemical staining of neutrophils and macrophages and mouse cytokine array analysis demonstrated that ARTO accelerates inflammatory progression and subsequently decreases persistent inflammation...
November 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141020/genomic-analysis-of-atypical-fibroxanthoma
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Kevin Lai, Catherine A Harwood, Karin J Purdie, Charlotte M Proby, Irene M Leigh, Namita Ravi, Thaddeus W Mully, Lionel Brooks, Priscilla M Sandoval, Michael D Rosenblum, Sarah T Arron
Atypical fibroxanthoma (AFX), is a rare type of skin cancer affecting older individuals with sun damaged skin. Since there is limited genomic information about AFX, our study seeks to improve the understanding of AFX through whole-exome and RNA sequencing of 8 matched tumor-normal samples. AFX is a highly mutated malignancy with recurrent mutations in a number of genes, including COL11A1, ERBB4, CSMD3, and FAT1. The majority of mutations identified were UV signature (C>T in dipyrimidines). We observed deletion of chromosomal segments on chr9p and chr13q, including tumor suppressor genes such as KANK1 and CDKN2A, but no gene fusions were found...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137220/stromal-cyclin-d1-promotes-heterotypic-immune-signaling-and-breast-cancer-growth
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Timothy G Pestell, Xuanmao Jiao, Mukesh Kumar, Amy R Peck, Marco Prisco, Shengqiong Deng, Zhiping Li, Adam Ertel, Mathew C Casimiro, Xiaoming Ju, Agnese Di Rocco, Gabriele Di Sante, Sanjay Katiyar, Alison Shupp, Michael P Lisanti, Pooja Jain, Kongming Wu, Hallgeir Rui, Douglas C Hooper, Zuoren Yu, Aaron R Goldman, David W Speicher, Lisa Laury-Kleintop, Richard G Pestell
The cyclin D1 gene encodes the regulatory subunit of a holoenzyme that drives cell autonomous cell cycle progression and proliferation. Herein we show cyclin D1 abundance is increased >30-fold in the stromal fibroblasts of patients with invasive breast cancer, associated with poor outcome. Cyclin D1 transformed hTERT human fibroblast to a cancer-associated fibroblast phenotype. Stromal fibroblast expression of cyclin D1 (cyclin D1(Stroma)) in vivo, enhanced breast epithelial cancer tumor growth, restrained apoptosis, and increased autophagy...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136508/cancer-associated-fibroblasts-neutralize-the-anti-tumor-effect-of-csf1-receptor-blockade-by-inducing-pmn-mdsc-infiltration-of-tumors
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Vinit Kumar, Laxminarasimha Donthireddy, Douglas Marvel, Thomas Condamine, Fang Wang, Sergio Lavilla-Alonso, Ayumi Hashimoto, Prashanthi Vonteddu, Reeti Behera, Marlee A Goins, Charles Mulligan, Brian Nam, Neil Hockstein, Fred Denstman, Shanti Shakamuri, David W Speicher, Ashani T Weeraratna, Timothy Chao, Robert H Vonderheide, Lucia R Languino, Peter Ordentlich, Qin Liu, Xiaowei Xu, Albert Lo, Ellen Puré, Chunsheng Zhang, Andrey Loboda, Manuel A Sepulveda, Linda A Snyder, Dmitry I Gabrilovich
Tumor-associated macrophages (TAM) contribute to all aspects of tumor progression. Use of CSF1R inhibitors to target TAM is therapeutically appealing, but has had very limited anti-tumor effects. Here, we have identified the mechanism that limited the effect of CSF1R targeted therapy. We demonstrated that carcinoma-associated fibroblasts (CAF) are major sources of chemokines that recruit granulocytes to tumors. CSF1 produced by tumor cells caused HDAC2-mediated downregulation of granulocyte-specific chemokine expression in CAF, which limited migration of these cells to tumors...
November 13, 2017: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136500/does-csf1r-blockade-turn-into-friendly-fire
#8
Tim F Greten
In this issue of Cancer Cell, Kumar et al. describe how CSF1R blockade induces not only an expected deprivation of tumor-associated macrophages, but also an accumulation of tumor-infiltrating polymorphonuclear mononuclear cells caused by Cxcl-1 released from cancer-associated fibroblasts.
November 13, 2017: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133591/chemokine-signaling-facilitates-early-stage-breast-cancer-survival-and-invasion-through-fibroblast-dependent-mechanisms
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Gage Brummer, Diana S Acevedo, Qingting Hu, Mike Portsche, Wei Fang, Min Yao, Brandon Zinda, Megan Myers, Nehemiah S Alvarez, Patrick Fields, Yan Hong, Fariba Behbod, Nikki Cheng
Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is the most common form of breast cancer, with 50,000 cases diagnosed every year in the United States. Over-treatment and under-treatment remain significant clinical challenges in patient care. Identifying key mechanisms associated with DCIS progression could uncover new biomarkers to better predict patient prognosis and improve guided treatment. Chemokines are small soluble molecules that regulate cellular homing through molecular gradients. CCL2-mediated recruitment of CCR2+ macrophages are a well-established mechanism for metastatic progression...
November 13, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127443/astragaloside-iv-attenuates-orbital-inflammation-in-graves-orbitopathy-through-suppression-of-autophagy
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Hong Li, Yali Zhang, Jie Min, Long Gao, Ren Zhang, Yucheng Yang
INTRODUCTION: Graves' orbitopathy (GO) is an autoimmune inflammatory disorder affecting the orbit around the eye. Astragaloside IV (AS-VI) is the main active ingredient of the Chinese herbal medicine Huangqi (Radix Astragali Mongolici). AS-IV exhibits antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and shows therapeutic potential in a number of ischemic and inflammatory diseases; however, its pharmaceutical activities in GO remain undefined. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, we investigated the effects of AS-IV on interleukin (IL)-1β-induced orbital fibroblast inflammation in vitro and GO orbital inflammation and ocular histopathological changes in vivo, as well as the underlying mechanisms responsible for these effects...
November 10, 2017: Inflammation Research: Official Journal of the European Histamine Research Society ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126792/in-vivo-cellular-and-molecular-gastroprotective-mechanisms-of-chrysin-emphasis-on-oxidative-stress-inflammation-and-angiogenesis
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Mina Y George, Ahmed Esmat, Mariane G Tadros, Ebtehal El-Demerdash
Gastric ulcer is one of the major gastrointestinal disorders affecting people worldwide. Despite medical advances, management of gastric ulcer and its complications remains a challenge facing medicine nowadays. In addition, currently available medicines exhibit limited efficacy and several side effects. In the current study, the potential protective effects of chrysin -naturally occurring flavonoid- were tested against indomethacin-induced gastric ulcer model in rats. It was found that chrysin in both doses; 50 and 100mg/kg were effective in promoting mucus secretion and preventing the rise in ulcer and lesion indices, acid production and histologic changes induced by indomethacin...
November 7, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119680/nicorandil-regulates-the-macrophage-skewing-and-ameliorates-myofibroblasts-by-inhibition-of-rhoa-rho-kinase-signalling-in-infarcted-rats
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Tsung-Ming Lee, Shinn-Zong Lin, Nen-Chung Chang
We have demonstrated that ATP-sensitive potassium (KATP ) channel agonists attenuated fibrosis; however, the mechanism remained unclear. Since RhoA has been identified as a mediator of cardiac fibrosis, we sought to determine whether the anti-fibrotic effects of KATP channel agonists were mediated via regulating macrophage phenotype and fibroblast differentiation by a RhoA/RhoA-kinase-dependent pathway. Wistar male rats after induction of myocardial infarction were randomized to either vehicle, nicorandil, an antagonist of KATP channel glibenclamide, an antagonist of ROCK fasudil, or a combination of nicorandil and glibenclamide or fasudil and glibenclamide starting 24 hrs after infarction...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117903/histopathological-and-immunohistochemical-analysis-of-the-use-of-collagen-dressing-as-a-reinforcement-of-esophagic-anastomosis-in-a-rat-experimental-model
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Rocio Garcia-Perez, Vicente Munitiz, Carlos Manuel Martinez-Caceres, David Ruiz de Angulo, Angeles Ortiz, Luisa F Martinez de Haro, Diana Navas, Pascual Parrilla
INTRODUCTION: One of the most severe complications after esophaguectomy is anastomotic dehiscence. The use of collagen sponges could be an effective way to resolve this complication. Our objective was to perform an experimental model of esophageal anastomosis in rats to study these mechanisms. METHODS: A total of 50 Sprague-Dawley rats were used divided into 2 groups, Tachosil(®) group (n=25) and control group (n=25). After the section of the abdominal esophagus a single-layer esophago-gastric anastomosis was performed reinforced with 1cm of Tachosil(®) wrapping the anastomosis in group 1...
November 5, 2017: Cirugía Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114249/control-of-phagocytosis-by-microbial-pathogens
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REVIEW
Eileen Uribe-Querol, Carlos Rosales
Phagocytosis is a fundamental process of cells to capture and ingest foreign particles. Small unicellular organisms such as free-living amoeba use this process to acquire food. In pluricellular organisms, phagocytosis is a universal phenomenon that all cells are able to perform (including epithelial, endothelial, fibroblasts, etc.), but some specialized cells (such as neutrophils and macrophages) perform this very efficiently and were therefore named professional phagocytes by Rabinovitch. Cells use phagocytosis to capture and clear all particles larger than 0...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110840/immunohistochemical-and-genetic-characteristics-of-lung-cancer-mimicking-organizing-pneumonia
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Tomohiro Ichikawa, Koichi Saruwatari, Sachiyo Mimaki, Masato Sugano, Keiju Aokage, Motohiro Kojima, Tomoyuki Hishida, Satoshi Fujii, Junji Yoshida, Takeshi Kuwata, Atsushi Ochiai, Kenji Suzuki, Masahiro Tsuboi, Koichi Goto, Katsuya Tsuchihara, Genichiro Ishii
INTRODUCTION: Lung cancer mimicking organizing pneumonia (LCOP) is a novel radiological entity of lung adenocarcinoma that could be misdiagnosed as inflammatory lesions. However, the characteristic biological and genetic features of LCOP are not fully clarified. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We used thin-section CT images to select cases of (LCOP) among surgically resected lung adenocarcinoma patients. We compared the clinicopathological characteristics and the immunophenotypes of LCOP (n=44) and other lepidic-predominant adenocarcinomas (non-LCOP, n=56)...
November 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106931/interplay-between-keratinocytes-and-myeloid-cells-drives-dengue-virus-spread-in-human-skin
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Parichat Duangkhae, Geza Erdos, Kate D Ryman, Simon C Watkins, Louis D Falo, Ernesto T A Marques, Simon M Barratt-Boyes
The skin is the site of dengue virus (DENV) transmission following the bite of an infected mosquito, but the contribution of individual cell types within skin to infection is unknown. We studied the dynamics of DENV infection in human skin explants using quantitative in situ imaging. DENV replicated primarily in the epidermis and induced a transient interferon-α response. DENV infected a wide range of cells, including Langerhans cells, macrophages, dermal dendritic cells (DC), mast cells, fibroblasts and lymphatic endothelium, but keratinocytes were the earliest targets of infection and made up 60% of infected cells over time...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105648/effect-of-incorporating-clustered-silica-nanoparticles-on-the-performance-and-biocompatibility-of-catechol-containing-peg-based-bioadhesive
#17
Rattapol Pinnaratip, Hao Meng, Rupak Rajachar, Bruce P Lee
A composite adhesive capable of inducing cellular infiltration was prepared by incorporating control clustered silica microparticle (MP) derived from the aggregation of silica nanoparticle (NP) into a catechol-terminated poly(ethylene glycol) bioadhesive (PEG-DA). Incorporation of MP into PEG-DA significantly improved the mechanical and adhesive properties of the bioadhesive. There was no statistical difference between the measured values for NP- and MP-incorporated adhesives, indicating that MP was equally as effective in enhancing the material properties of PEG-DA as NP...
November 6, 2017: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103503/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-acute-response-towards-injectable-thermosensitive-chitosan-tempo-oxidized-cellulose-nanofiber-hydrogel
#18
Trang Ho Minh Nguyen, Celine Abueva, Hai Van Ho, Sun-Young Lee, Byong-Taek Lee
TEMPO-oxidized cellulose nanofiber (TOCNF) is a natural material with many promising properties, including biocompatibility and degradability. In this study, we integrated TOCNF at different concentrations (0.2, 0.4, 0.6, 0.8% w/v) with chitosan (CS) and created a thermosensitive injectable hydrogel intended for biomedical applications. These hydrogels can undergo sol-gel transition at body temperature through interactions between chitosan and β-glycerophosphate. The addition of TOCNF resulted in faster gelation time and increased porosity...
January 15, 2018: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101840/ex%C3%A2-vivo-culture-of-human-atherosclerotic-plaques-a-model-to-study-immune-cells-in-atherogenesis
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Anna Lebedeva, Daria Vorobyeva, Murad Vagida, Oxana Ivanova, Eugeny Felker, Wendy Fitzgerald, Natalya Danilova, Vladimir Gontarenko, Alexander Shpektor, Elena Vasilieva, Leonid Margolis
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The mechanisms that drive atherosclerotic plaque progression and destabilization in humans remain largely unknown. Laboratory models are needed to study these mechanisms under controlled conditions. The aim of this study was to establish a new ex vivo model of human atherosclerotic plaques that preserves the main cell types in plaques and the extracellular components in the context of native cytoarchitecture. METHODS: Atherosclerotic plaques from carotid arteries of 28 patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy were dissected and cultured...
October 7, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101181/endothelial-dysfunction-is-a-super-inducer-of-syndecan-4-fibrogenic-role-of-its-ectodomain
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Mark Lipphardt, Jong W Song, Brian B Ratliff, Hassan Dihazi, Gerhard A Müller, Michael S Goligorsky
Syndecan 4 (Synd4) is a member of membrane-spanning, glycocalyx-forming proteoglycan family. It has been suggested that Synd4 participates in renal fibrosis. We compared wild type and fibrosis-prone endothelial sirtuin1-deficient (Sirt1(endo)-/-) mice, the latter being a model of global endothelial dysfunction. We performed mass-spectrometry analysis, which revealed that Synd4 was highly enriched in the secretome of renal microvascular endothelial cells (RMVEC) obtained from Sirt1(endo)-/- mice upon stimulation with TGFβ1; notably all detectable peptides were confined to the ectodomain of Synd4...
November 3, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
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