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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224368/immune-response-proteins-as-predictive-biomarkers-of-doxorubicin-induced-cardiotoxicity-in-breast-cancer-patients
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Li-Rong Yu, Zhijun Cao, Issam Makhoul, Jaclyn R Daniels, Suzanne Klimberg, Jeanne Y Wei, Jane Pf Bai, Jinong Li, Julia T Lathrop, Richard D Beger, Valentina K Todorova
Cancer treatment with doxorubicin (DOX) can induce cumulative dose-dependent cardiotoxicity. Currently, there are no specific biomarkers that can identify patients at risk during the initial doses of chemotherapy. The aim of this study was to examine plasma cytokines/chemokines and potential cardiovascular biomarkers for the prediction of DOX-induced cardiotoxicity. Plasma samples were collected before (T0), and after the first (T1) and the second (T2) cycles of DOX-based chemotherapy of 27 breast cancer patients, including five patients who presented with >10% decline of left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), five patients with LVEF decline of 5-10%, and 17 patients who maintained normal LVEF at the end of chemotherapy (240 mg/m2 cumulative dose of DOX from four cycles of treatment)...
January 1, 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203586/cooh-terminal-saa1-peptides-fail-to-induce-chemokines-but-synergize-with-cxcl8-and-ccl3-to-recruit-leukocytes-via-fpr2
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Mieke De Buck, Mieke Gouwy, Nele Berghmans, Ghislain Opdenakker, Paul Proost, Sofie Struyf, Jo Van Damme
A natural leukocyte chemoattractant was isolated from bovine serum by an established four-step purification procedure. Based on its relative molecular mass of 7287 and NH2-terminal sequence, the protein was identified as a carboxy-terminal peptide of the acute phase protein serum amyloid A (SAA) 1. This SAA1(46-112) fragment and its human equivalent SAA1(47-104) were chemically synthesized. Unlike intact SAA1α, these SAA fragments failed to directly chemoattract neutrophils and monocytes, to induce chemokines and to stimulate downstream ERK signaling in monocytes...
December 4, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191223/resistin-upregulates-chemokine-production-by-fibroblast-like-synoviocytes-from-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Hiroshi Sato, Sei Muraoka, Natsuko Kusunoki, Shotaro Masuoka, Soichi Yamada, Hideaki Ogasawara, Toshio Imai, Yoshikiyo Akasaka, Naobumi Tochigi, Hiroshi Takahashi, Kazuaki Tsuchiya, Shinichi Kawai, Toshihiro Nanki
BACKGROUND: Adipokines are bioactive hormones secreted by adipose tissues. Resistin, an adipokine, plays important roles in the regulation of insulin resistance and inflammation. Resistin levels are known to be increased in the serum and synovial fluid of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. However, the pathogenic role of resistin in RA has not yet been elucidated. METHODS: The expression of resistin and adenylate cyclase-associated protein 1 (CAP1), a receptor for resistin, was examined immunohistochemically in synovial tissue...
December 1, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190740/correlation-of-serum-cytokines-chemokines-growth-factors-and-enzymes-with-periodontal-disease-parameters
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Jeneen Panezai, Ambereen Ghaffar, Mohammad Altamash, Karl-Gösta Sundqvist, Per-Erik Engström, Anders Larsson
BACKGROUND: Periodontal disease (PD) is characterized by inflammatory tissue destruction in tooth supporting apparatus. Many studies indicate that the underlying pathogenesis is in concordance with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) sharing immune-inflammatory events affect both diseases. The aim of this study was to investigate serum cytokines, chemokines, growth factors, enzymes and costimulatory proteins in association with periodontal conditions in PD and RA subjects. MATERIALS & METHODS: Periodontal examination was performed in RA (n = 38), PD (n = 38) and healthy subjects (n = 14)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170044/differential-gene-expression-in-mycobacterium-bovis-challenged-monocyte-derived-macrophages-of-cattle
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Sanjeev Kumar Shukla, Shubhra Shukla, Anuj Chauhan, Sarvjeet, Rehan Khan, Lakshya Veer Singh, Naveen Sharma, Chandan Prakash, Ajay Vir Singh, Manjit Panigrahi
A functional genomics approach was used to examine the immune response for transcriptional profiling of PBMC M. bovis infected cattle and healthy control cattle to stimulation with bovine tuberculin (purified protein derivative PPD-b). Total cellular RNA was extracted from non-challenged control and M. bovis challenged MDM for all animals at intervals of 6 h post-challenge, in response to in-vitro challenge with M. bovis (multiplicity of infection 2:1) and prepared for global gene expression analysis using the Agilent Bovine (V2) Gene Expression Microarray, 8 × 60 K...
November 20, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159500/comparative-analysis-of-molecular-activity-in-dermal-mesenchymal-stem-cells-from-different-passages
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Xinhua Li, Junqin Li, Xincheng Zhao, Qiang Wang, Xiaohong Yang, Yueai Cheng, Min Zhou, Gang Wang, Erle Dang, Xiaoli Yang, Ruixia Hou, Peng An, Guohua Yin, Kaiming Zhang
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are used for tissue regeneration in several pathological conditions, including autoimmune diseases. However, the optimal sources and culture requirements for these cells are still under investigation. Here, we compared mRNA expression in dermal MSCs (DMSCs) at passage (P) 3 and P5 to provide a reference for future studies related to DMSCs expansion. In normal DMSCs, the expression of three of eight genes associated with basic cellular activity were different at P5 compared to that at P3: PLCB4 and SYTL2 were upregulated by 4...
November 20, 2017: Cell and Tissue Banking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136957/cxcl6-promotes-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cell-survival-and-metastasis-via-down-regulation-of-mir-515-5p
#7
Jun Li, Zhiyuan Tang, Haiying Wang, Wei Wu, Fengqiu Zhou, Honggang Ke, Wei Lu, Shu Zhang, Yanju Zhang, Si Yang, Songshi Ni, Jianan Huang
Chemokine plays an important role in lung cancer and CXCL6 is one of chemokine, however, its effect on miRNAs profile and its roles in non-small cell lung cancer cell (NSCLC) is not elucidated. This study is purposed to explore the influence of CXCL6 on miRNA expression profile and found that CXCL6 could reduce the expression of miR-515-5p in NSCLC cells. MiR-515-5p in NSCLC cells could inhibit NSCLC survival and metastasis. MiR-515-5p acted as a tumor suppressor by targeting CXCL6 in NSCLC cells. These data highlighted a novel molecular interaction between miR-515-5p and CXCL6...
November 10, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985357/crispr-cas9-mediated-functional-dissection-of-3-utrs
#8
Wenxue Zhao, David Siegel, Anne Biton, Olivier Le Tonqueze, Noah Zaitlen, Nadav Ahituv, David J Erle
Many studies using reporter assays have demonstrated that 3' untranslated regions (3'-UTRs) regulate gene expression by controlling mRNA stability and translation. Due to intrinsic limitations of heterologous reporter assays, we sought to develop a gene editing approach to investigate the regulatory activity of 3'-UTRs in their native context. We initially used dual-CRISPR (clustered, regularly interspaced, short palindromic repeats)-Cas9 targeting to delete DNA regions corresponding to nine chemokine 3'-UTRs that destabilized mRNA in a reporter assay...
October 13, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970523/cxcl6-is-an-important-paracrine-factor-in-the-pro-angiogenic-human-cardiac-progenitor-like-cell-secretome
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José Luis Torán, Susana Aguilar, Juan Antonio López, Carlos Torroja, Juan Antonio Quintana, Cesar Santiago, José Luis Abad, Patricia Gomes-Alves, Andrés Gonzalez, Juan Antonio Bernal, Luis Jesús Jiménez-Borreguero, Paula Marques Alves, Luis R-Borlado, Jesús Vázquez, Antonio Bernad
Studies in recent years have established that the principal effects in cardiac cell therapy are associated with paracrine/autocrine factors. We combined several complementary techniques to define human cardiac progenitor cell (CPC) secretome constituted by 914 proteins/genes; 51% of these are associated with the exosomal compartment. To define the set of proteins specifically or highly differentially secreted by CPC, we compared human mesenchymal stem cells and dermal fibroblasts; the study defined a group of growth factors, cytokines and chemokines expressed at high to medium levels by CPC...
October 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951988/a-genomic-screen-for-angiosuppressor-genes-in-the-tumor-endothelium-identifies-a-multifaceted-angiostatic-role-for-bromodomain-containing-7-brd7
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Judy R van Beijnum, Patrycja Nowak-Sliwinska, Maaike van Berkel, Tse J Wong, Arjan W Griffioen
Tumor angiogenesis is characterized by deregulated gene expression in endothelial cells (EC). While studies until now have mainly focused on overexpressed genes in tumor endothelium, we here describe the identification of transcripts that are repressed in tumor endothelium and thus have potential suppressive effects on angiogenesis. We identified nineteen putative angiosuppressor genes, one of them being bromodomain containing 7 (BRD7), a gene that has been assigned tumor suppressor properties. BRD7 was studied in more detail, and we demonstrate that BRD7 expression is inversely related to EC activation...
November 2017: Angiogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943560/serum-biomarkers-for-the-diagnosis-of-eosinophilic-esophagitis-and-eosinophilic-gastroenteritis
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Shunji Ishihara, Tetsuo Shoda, Norihisa Ishimura, Shoichiro Ohta, Junya Ono, Yoshinori Azuma, Eiko Okimoto, Kenji Izuhara, Ichiro Nomura, Kenji Matsumoto, Yoshikazu Kinoshita
Objective Clinically useful serum biomarkers for the diagnosis and monitoring of eosinophilic gastrointestinal diseases are not available. This study was conducted to examine the possible value of eosinophil-related proteins as serum biomarkers. Methods The serum concentrations of 49 cytokines, chemokines, and other proteins were measured in 29 patients with eosinophilic gastrointestinal diseases and 80 controls. Results The levels of interleukin (IL)-5, IL-33, eotaxin-3, and thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP), previously reported as possible biomarkers of eosinophilic esophagitis, were not significantly elevated in the serum...
November 1, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930774/high-levels-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-chemokines-point-to-the-presence-of-neuroinflammation-in-peripheral-neuropathic-pain-a-cross-sectional-study-of-2-cohorts-of-patients-compared-with-healthy-controls
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Emmanuel Bäckryd, Anne-Li Lind, Måns Thulin, Anders Larsson, Björn Gerdle, Torsten Gordh
Animal models suggest that chemokines are important mediators in the pathophysiology of neuropathic pain. Indeed, these substances have been called "gliotransmitters," a term that illustrates the close interplay between glial cells and neurons in the context of neuroinflammation and pain. However, evidence in humans is scarce. The aim of the study was to determine a comprehensive cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) inflammatory profile of patients with neuropathic pain. Our hypothesis was that we would thereby find indications of a postulated on-going process of central neuroinflammation...
December 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811711/fibroblast-derived-cxcl12-sdf-1%C3%AE-promotes-cxcl6-secretion-and-co-operatively-enhances-metastatic-potential-through-the-pi3k-akt-mtor-pathway-in-colon-cancer
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Jia-Chi Ma, Xiao-Wen Sun, He Su, Quan Chen, Tian-Kang Guo, Yuan Li, Xiao-Chang Chen, Jin Guo, Zhen-Qiang Gong, Xiao-Dan Zhao, Jian-Bo Qi
AIM: To investigate the underlying mechanism by which CXCL12 and CXCL6 influences the metastatic potential of colon cancer and internal relation of colon cancer and stromal cells. METHODS: Western blotting was used to detect the expression of CXCL12 and CXCL6 in colon cancer cells and stromal cells. The co-operative effects of CXCL12 and CXCL6 on proliferation and invasion of colon cancer cells and human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) were determined by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, and proliferation and invasion assays...
July 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745433/transcriptome-analysis-in-primary-colorectal-cancer-tissues-from-patients-with-and-without-liver-metastases-using-next-generation-sequencing
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Sen Wang, Chuan Zhang, Zhiyuan Zhang, Wenwei Qian, Ye Sun, Bing Ji, Yue Zhang, Chunyan Zhu, Dongjian Ji, Qingyuan Wang, Yueming Sun
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer worldwide and liver metastases are the leading cause of death in patients with CRC. In this study, we performed next-generation sequencing profiling on primary colorectal tumor tissues obtained from three CRC patients with liver metastases and three CRC patients without liver metastases to identify differentially expressed genes (DEGs) that might be responsible for the metastases process. After filtering 2690 DEGs, comprising 996 upregulated and 1694 downregulated RNAs, 22 upregulated and 73 downregulated DEGs were identified...
August 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676458/vitamin-d-deficiency-and-sex-specific-dysregulation-of-placental-inflammation
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Nancy Q Liu, Dean P Larner, Qingqiang Yao, Rene F Chun, Yuxin Ouyang, Rui Zhou, Jennifer A Tamblyn, Carol L Wagner, Martin Hewison
To investigate an immunomodulatory role for vitamin D in pregnancy we used mice raised on vitamin D-sufficient (SUFF), or -deficient (DEF) diets. At embryonic day 14, pregnant mice received intraperitoneal injection of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) or vehicle for 24h, with age-matched non-pregnant mice as controls. In non-pregnant mice, 6 serum analytes (IL-1β, IL-18, MDC/CCL22, MIP-1α/CCL3, EGF, IgA) were lower in DEF mice. In pregnant DEF mice only GH was higher. In non-pregnant mice LPS induced 28 analytes, with 5 (IL-18, IP-10/CXCL10, MCP-1/CCL2, MIP-1β/CCL4, MIP-3β/CCL19) being highest in DEF mice...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569153/aberrant-monocyte-responses-predict-and-characterize-dengue-virus-infection-in-individuals-with-severe-disease
#16
Yean K Yong, Hong Y Tan, Soe Hui Jen, Esaki M Shankar, Santha K Natkunam, Jameela Sathar, Rishya Manikam, Shamala D Sekaran
BACKGROUND: Currently, several assays can diagnose acute dengue infection. However, none of these assays can predict the severity of the disease. Biomarkers that predicts the likelihood that a dengue patient will develop a severe form of the disease could permit more efficient patient triage and allows better supportive care for the individual in need, especially during dengue outbreaks. METHODS: We measured 20 plasma markers i.e. IFN-γ, IL-10, granzyme-B, CX3CL1, IP-10, RANTES, CXCL8, CXCL6, VCAM, ICAM, VEGF, HGF, sCD25, IL-18, LBP, sCD14, sCD163, MIF, MCP-1 and MIP-1β in 141 dengue patients in over 230 specimens and correlate the levels of these plasma markers with the development of dengue without warning signs (DWS-), dengue with warning signs (DWS+) and severe dengue (SD)...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507181/fli1-deficiency-induces-cxcl6-expression-in-dermal-fibroblasts-and-endothelial-cells-contributing-to-the-development-of-fibrosis-and-vasculopathy-in-systemic-sclerosis
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Takashi Taniguchi, Yoshihide Asano, Kouki Nakamura, Takashi Yamashita, Ryosuke Saigusa, Yohei Ichimura, Takehiro Takahashi, Tetsuo Toyama, Ayumi Yoshizaki, Shinichi Sato
OBJECTIVE: CXCL6, a chemokine with proangiogenic property, is reported to be involved in vasculopathy associated with systemic sclerosis (SSc). We investigated the contribution of CXCL6 to SSc development by focusing on the association of friend leukemia virus integration 1 (Fli1) deficiency, a potential predisposing factor of SSc, with CXCL6 expression and clinical correlation of serum CXCL6 levels. METHODS: mRNA levels of target genes and the binding of Fli1 to the CXCL6 promoter were evaluated by quantitative reverse transcription-PCR and chromatin immunoprecipitation, respectively...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467447/comparative-experimental-infection-of-listeria-monocytogenes-and-listeria-ivanovii-in-bovine-trophoblasts
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Cláudia E Rocha, Juliana P S Mol, Luize N N Garcia, Luciana F Costa, Renato L Santos, Tatiane A Paixão
Listeria monocytogenes is a Gram-positive, facultative intracellular and invasive bacterium that has tropism to the placenta, and causes fetal morbidity and mortality in several mammalian species. While infection with L. monocytogenes and L. ivanovii are known as important causes of abortion and reproductive failure in cattle, the pathogenesis of maternal-fetal listeriosis in this species is poorly known. This study used the bovine chorioallantoic membrane explant model to investigate the kinetics of L. monocytogenes, L...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446981/role-of-cxc-group-chemokines-in-lung-cancer-development-and-progression
#19
Artjoms Spaks
BACKGROUND: Clinical and translational research on lung cancer patients undergoing surgical treatment can provide valuable scientific data and unique opportunity to study tumor microenvironment. CXC chemokines, which are members of a big family of cytokines, are undoubtedly involved in tumor growth regulation and metastasizing pathways. For better understanding of CXC chemokine involvement in the process of carcinogenesis we have studied the cohort of early stage non-small cell lung cancer patients undergoing surgery with curative intent...
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396748/innate-immune-responses-induced-by-lipopolysaccharide-and-lipoteichoic-acid-in-primary-goat-mammary-epithelial-cells
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Omar Bulgari, Xianwen Dong, Alfred L Roca, Anna M Caroli, Juan J Loor
BACKGROUND: Innate immune responses induced by in vitro stimulation of primary mammary epithelial cells (MEC) using Gram-negative lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and Gram-positive lipoteichoic acid (LTA) bacterial cell wall components are well- characterized in bovine species. The objective of the current study was to characterize the downstream regulation of the inflammatory response induced by Toll-like receptors in primary goat MEC (pgMEC). We performed quantitative real-time RT-PCR (qPCR) to measure mRNA levels of 9 genes involved in transcriptional regulation or antibacterial activity: Toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2), Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4), prostaglandin-endoperoxide synthase 2 (PTGS2), interferon induced protein with tetratricopeptide repeats 3 (IFIT3), interferon regulatory factor 3 (IRF3), myeloid differentiation primary response 88 (MYD88), nuclear factor of kappa light polypeptide gene enhancer in B-cells 1 (NFKB1), Toll interacting protein (TOLLIP), and lactoferrin (LTF)...
2017: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology
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