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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345580/differential-roles-of-caspase-1-and-caspase-11-in-infection-and-inflammation
#1
Si Ming Man, Rajendra Karki, Benoit Briard, Amanda Burton, Sebastien Gingras, Stephane Pelletier, Thirumala-Devi Kanneganti
Caspase-1, also known as interleukin-1β (IL-1β)-converting enzyme (ICE), regulates antimicrobial host defense, tissue repair, tumorigenesis, metabolism and membrane biogenesis. On activation within an inflammasome complex, caspase-1 induces pyroptosis and converts pro-IL-1β and pro-IL-18 into their biologically active forms. "ICE(-/-)" or "Casp1(-/-)" mice generated using 129 embryonic stem cells carry a 129-associated inactivating passenger mutation on the caspase-11 locus, essentially making them deficient in both caspase-1 and caspase-11...
March 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342645/the-expression-and-activation-of-the-aim2-inflammasome-correlates-with-inflammation-and-disease-severity-in-patients-with-acute-pancreatitis
#2
Francisco Algaba-Chueca, Enrique de-Madaria, Beatriz Lozano-Ruiz, Claudia Martínez-Cardona, Noé Quesada-Vázquez, Victoria Bachiller, Fabián Tarín, José Such, Rubén Francés, Pedro Zapater, José M González-Navajas
BACKGROUND: Acute pancreatitis is an inflammatory disorder of the pancreas that is responsible for significant morbidity and mortality. The inflammasome pathway has acquired significant relevance in the pathogenesis of many inflammatory disorders, but its role in patients with acute pancreatitis still awaits clarification. METHODS: We performed a prospective study in which 27 patients with acute pancreatitis and 16 healthy controls were included. We isolated peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) and we assessed the expression and activation of different inflammasomes as well as their association with the clinical course of the disease...
March 18, 2017: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302726/the-rna-binding-protein-tristetraprolin-ttp-is-a-critical-negative-regulator-of-the-nlrp3-inflammasome
#3
Moritz Haneklaus, John D O'Neil, Andrew R Clark, Seth L Masters, Luke A J O'Neill
The NLRP3 inflammasome is a central regulator of inflammation in many common diseases, including atherosclerosis and Type 2 diabetes, driving the production of pro-inflammatory mediators such as IL-1β and IL-18. Due to its function as an inflammatory gatekeeper, expression and activation of NLRP3 need to be tightly regulated. In this study, we highlight novel post-transcriptional mechanisms that can modulate NLRP3 expression. We have identified the RNA-binding protein Tristetraprolin (TTP) as a negative regulator of NLRP3 in human macrophages...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297677/recombinant-bcg-expressing-esx-1-of-mycobacterium-marinum-combines-low-virulence-with-cytosolic-immune-signaling-and-improved-tb-protection
#4
Matthias I Gröschel, Fadel Sayes, Sung Jae Shin, Wafa Frigui, Alexandre Pawlik, Mickael Orgeur, Robin Canetti, Nadine Honoré, Roxane Simeone, Tjip S van der Werf, Wilbert Bitter, Sang-Nae Cho, Laleh Majlessi, Roland Brosch
Recent insights into the mechanisms by which Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the etiologic agent of human tuberculosis, is recognized by cytosolic nucleotide sensors have opened new avenues for rational vaccine design. The only licensed anti-tuberculosis vaccine, Mycobacterium bovis BCG, provides limited protection. A feature of BCG is the partial deletion of the ESX-1 type VII secretion system, which governs phagosomal rupture and cytosolic pattern recognition, key intracellular phenotypes linked to increased immune signaling...
March 14, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243117/aim2-regulates-viability-and-apoptosis-in-human-colorectal-cancer-cells-via-the-pi3k-akt-pathway
#5
Jianjun Chen, Zhenjun Wang, Sanshui Yu
Absent in melanoma 2 (AIM2) plays an important role in innate immunity as a DNA sensor in the cytoplasm by triggering the assembly of an AIM2 inflammasome that results in caspase-1-mediated inflammatory responses and cell death. In recent years, studies have indicated that AIM2 can suppress cancer cell proliferation, and mutations in the gene encoding AIM2 are frequently identified in patients with colorectal cancer (CRC). However, the mechanism by which AIM2 restricts tumor growth remains unclear. We reconstructed AIM2 expression in HCT116 CRC cells by lentivirus transfection...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224203/nucleic-acid-sensing-pattern-recognition-receptors-in-the-development-of-colorectal-cancer-and-colitis
#6
REVIEW
Liangmei He, Yayun Chen, Yuanbing Wu, Ying Xu, Zixiang Zhang, Zhiping Liu
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a leading cause of cancer-related deaths that is often associated with inflammation initiated by activation of pattern recognition receptors (PRRs). Nucleic acid sensing PRRs are one of the major subsets of PRRs that sense nucleic acid (DNA and RNA), mainly including some members of Toll-like receptors (TLR3, 7, 8, 9), AIM2-like receptors (AIM2, IFI16), STING, cGAS, RNA polymerase III, and DExD/H box nucleic acid helicases (such as RIG-I like receptors (RIG-I, MDA5, LPG2), DDX1, 3, 5, 7, 17, 21, 41, 60, and DHX9, 36)...
February 21, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219398/interaction-between-hcmv-pul83-and-human-aim2-disrupts-the-activation-of-the-aim2-inflammasome
#7
Yuan Huang, Di Ma, Heyu Huang, Yuanyuan Lu, Yi Liao, Lingling Liu, Xinglou Liu, Feng Fang
BACKGROUND: AIM2, a cytosolic DNA sensor, plays an important role during infection caused by pathogens with double-stranded DNA; however, its role in human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection remains unclear. Previously, we showed an increase in AIM2 protein levels during the early stage of HCMV infection and a decrease 24 h post infection. Because HCMV has developed a variety of strategies to evade host immunity, we speculated that this decline might be attributed to a viral immune escape mechanism...
February 20, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193569/analysis-of-the-expression-of-nlrp3-and-aim2-in-periapical-lesions-with-apical-periodontitis-and-microbial-analysis-outside-the-apical-segment-of-teeth
#8
Shujun Ran, Bin Liu, Shensheng Gu, Zhe Sun, Jingping Liang
OBJECTIVE: To detect the distribution and expression levels of the nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain-like receptor protein 3 (NLRP3) and the absent in Melanoma 2 (AIM2) inflammasomes in periapical lesions and to analyse the possible microbial stimuli outside of teeth. DESIGN: The distribution of NLRP3 and AIM2 inflammasomes in sixteen periapical lesions was investigated by immunohistochemistry. Meanwhile, the relative gene expression levels of NLRP3 and AIM2 in sixteen periapical lesions and three health periodontal tissue were quantified by real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)...
February 6, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160865/isorhamnetin-and-hyperoside-derived-from-water-dropwort-inhibits-inflammasome-activation
#9
Huijeong Ahn, Geun-Shik Lee
BACKGROUND: Water dropwort (Oenanthe javanica), an umbelliferous plant, has been reported as hypolipidemic, antiplatelet, antitumor, or immune-stimulating agents and it has been suggested to cure cardiovascular disease and cancer. PURPOSE: Present study aimed to evaluate the effect of the extracts of water dropwort (EWD) and its pharmacological molecules, hyperoside and isorhamnetin, on inflammatory response, especially inflammasome activation. STUDY DESIGN/METHODS: The anti-inflammasome properties of EWD, isorhamnetin, and hyperoside were elucidated by human and mouse macrophages...
January 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148962/quercetin-inhibits-inflammasome-activation-by-interfering-with-asc-oligomerization-and-prevents-interleukin-1-mediated-mouse-vasculitis
#10
Talita P Domiciano, Daiko Wakita, Heather D Jones, Timothy R Crother, Waldiceu A Verri, Moshe Arditi, Kenichi Shimada
Interleukin-1β (IL-1β) is a highly inflammatory cytokine that significantly contributes to both acute and chronic inflammatory diseases. The secretion of IL-1β requires a unique protease, caspase-1, which is activated by various protein platforms called inflammasomes. Data suggests a key role for mitochondrial reactive oxygen species for inflammasome activation. Flavonoids constitute a group of naturally occurring polyphenolic molecules with many biological activities, including antioxidant effects. In this study, we investigated the effect of three flavonoids, quercetin (QUC), naringenin, and silymarim on inflammasome activation...
February 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138860/preferential-pattern-of-mouse-neutrophil-cell-death-in-response-to-various-stimulants
#11
Nuttira Luehong, Juthamart Khaowmek, Kanruethai Wongsawan, Phongsakorn Chuammitri
Neutrophils undergo cell death processes once their physiological function has been fulfilled. Apoptosis, necrosis, pyroptosis, or NETosis, a unique form of cell death, could occur, depending on the type of stimulant or inhibitory intervention. We investigated whether phorbol myristate acetate (PMA) and Klebsiella pneumoniae (KP), serving as stimulants, or whether an inhibitor (cytochalasin B, CytB) could alter the morphology and gene expression pattern associated with mouse neutrophil cell death. Fluorescence microscopy, flow cytometry, and real-time PCR approaches were used to identify morphological changes, percentages of cell death, and gene expression patterns, respectively...
January 30, 2017: In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology. Animal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112987/photoprotective-potential-of-glycolic-acid-by-reducing-nlrc4-and-aim2-inflammasome-complex-proteins-in-uvb-radiation-induced-normal-human-epidermal-keratinocytes-and-mice
#12
Sung-Jen Hung, Sheau-Chung Tang, Pei-Yun Liao, Jheng-Siang Ge, Yu-Ping Hsiao, Jen-Hung Yang
Exposure to UVB radiation induces inflammation and free radical-mediated oxidative stress through reactive oxygen species (ROS) that play a crucial role in the induction of skin cancer. Glycolic acid (GA) is frequently used in cosmetics and dermatology. The aim of the study was to analyze the photoprotective mechanisms through which GA retards UVB-induced ROS accumulation and inflammation in normal human epidermal keratinocytes (NHEKs) and mice skin, respectively. NHEK cell line and C57BL/6J mice were treated with GA (0...
February 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095655/production-of-il-1%C3%AE-and-inflammasome-with-up-regulated-expressions-of-nod-like-receptor-related-genes-in-toxoplasma-gondii-infected-thp-1-macrophages
#13
Jia-Qi Chu, Ge Shi, Yi-Ming Fan, In-Wook Choi, Guang-Ho Cha, Yu Zhou, Young-Ha Lee, Juan-Hua Quan
Toxoplasma gondii is an obligate intracellular parasite that stimulates production of high levels of proinflammatory cytokines, which are important for innate immunity. NLRs, i.e., nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain (NOD)-like receptors, play a crucial role as innate immune sensors and form multiprotein complexes called inflammasomes, which mediate caspase-1-dependent processing of pro-IL-1β. To elucidate the role of inflammasome components in T. gondii-infected THP-1 macrophages, we examined inflammasome-related gene expression and mechanisms of inflammasome-regulated cytokine IL-1β secretion...
December 2016: Korean Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093447/inflammasomes-and-cancer
#14
Rajendra Karki, Si Ming Man, Thirumala-Devi Kanneganti
Inflammation affects all stages of tumorigenesis. A key signaling pathway leading to acute and chronic inflammation is through activation of the caspase-1 inflammasome. Inflammasome complexes are assembled on activation of certain nucleotide-binding domain, leucine-rich repeat-containing proteins (NLR), AIM2-like receptors, or pyrin. Of these, NLRP1, NLRP3, NLRC4, NLRP6, and AIM2 influence the pathogenesis of cancer by modulating innate and adaptive immune responses, cell death, proliferation, and/or the gut microbiota...
February 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062222/absent-in-melanoma-2-proteins-in-sle
#15
REVIEW
Divaker Choubey, Ravichandran Panchanathan
Type I interferons (IFN-α/β)-inducible PYRIN and HIN domain-containing protein family includes Absent in Melanoma 2 (murine Aim2 and human AIM2), murine p202, and human PYRIN-only protein 3 (POP3). The generation of Aim2-deficient mice indicated that the Aim2 protein is essential for inflammasome activation, resulting in the secretion of interleukin-1β (IL-1β) and IL-18 and cell death by pyroptosis. Further, Aim2-deficiency also increased constitutive expression of the IFN-β and expression of the p202 protein...
March 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029555/speech-adjustments-for-room-acoustics-and-their-effects-on-vocal-effort
#16
Pasquale Bottalico
OBJECTIVES: The aims of the present study are (1) to analyze the effects of the acoustical environment and the voice style on time dose (Dt_p) and fundamental frequency (mean f0 and standard deviation std_f0) while taking into account the effect of short-term vocal fatigue and (2) to predict the self-reported vocal effort from the voice acoustical parameters. METHODS: Ten male and ten female subjects were recorded while reading a text in normal and loud styles, in three rooms-anechoic, semi-reverberant, and reverberant-with and without acrylic glass panels 0...
October 28, 2016: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011505/association-of-inflammasome-components-in-background-liver-with-poor-prognosis-after-curatively-resected-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#17
Fuminori Sonohara, Yoshikuni Inokawa, Mitsuro Kanda, Yoko Nishikawa, Suguru Yamada, Tsutomu Fujii, Hiroyuki Sugimoto, Yasuhiro Kodera, Shuji Nomoto
BACKGROUND/AIM: Inflammasomes are multiprotein complexes that evoke key inflammatory cascades. The present study evaluated the influence of inflammasome component expression in non-tumorous tissue on postsurgical hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) prognosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The expressions of candidate genes were investigated using real-time quantitative reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction in resected HCC cases. In order to identify potential prognostic factors, statistical analyses were performed for each gene...
2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999148/inflammasome-biology-taught-by-legionella-pneumophila
#18
REVIEW
Danielle P A Mascarenhas, Dario S Zamboni
Inflammasomes are multimeric protein complexes that assemble in the cytosol of many types of cells, including innate immune cells. The inflammasomes can be activated in response to infection or in response to stress signals that induce damage in the host cell membranes. These platforms trigger inflammatory processes, cell death, and the control of microbial replication. Many inflammasomes have been described so far, including NLRP3, NAIP/NLRC4, caspase-11, and AIM2. The ligand for NLRP3 is still unidentified, but the efflux of K(+) is essential for NLRP3 activation...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983601/transcriptome-of-cultured-lung-fibroblasts-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-meta-analysis-of-publically-available-microarray-datasets-reveals-repression-of-inflammation-and-immunity-pathways
#19
Laurent Plantier, Hélène Renaud, Renaud Respaud, Sylvain Marchand-Adam, Bruno Crestani
Heritable profibrotic differentiation of lung fibroblasts is a key mechanism of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Its mechanisms are yet to be fully understood. In this study, individual data from four independent microarray studies comparing the transcriptome of fibroblasts cultured in vitro from normal (total n = 20) and IPF (total n = 20) human lung were compiled for meta-analysis following normalization to z-scores. One hundred and thirteen transcripts were upregulated and 115 were downregulated in IPF fibroblasts using the Significance Analysis of Microrrays algorithm with a false discovery rate of 5%...
December 13, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966632/surfactin-inducing-mitochondria-dependent-ros-to-activate-mapks-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-inflammasomes-in-macrophages-for-adjuvant-activity
#20
Ping Gan, Zhenqiu Gao, Xiuyun Zhao, Gaofu Qi
Surfactin, a natural lipopeptide, can be used both as parenteral and non-parenteral adjuvant for eliciting immune response. However, the mechanisms that confer its adjuvant properties have not been fully explored. By staining with NHS-Rhodamine B labeled surfactin and Mito-Tracker Green, we found surfactin could penetrate into macrophages to bind with mitochondria, following induce ROS that could be inhibited by mitochondria-dependent ROS inhibitor. ROS enhanced p38 MAPK and JNK expression, as well their phorsphorylation, following activated NF-κB nuclear translocation in macrophages that was obviously inhibited by mitochondria-dependent ROS inhibitor...
December 14, 2016: Scientific Reports
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