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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749414/adjuvantation-of-pulmonary-administered-influenza-vaccine-with-gpi-0100-primarily-stimulates-antibody-production-and-memory-b-cell-proliferation
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Harshad P Patil, José Herrera Rodriguez, Jacqueline de Vries-Idema, Tjarko Meijerhof, Henderik W Frijlink, Wouter L J Hinrichs, Anke Huckriede
Adjuvants are key components in vaccines, they help in reducing the required antigen dose but also modulate the phenotype of the induced immune response. We previously showed that GPI-0100, a saponin-derived adjuvant, enhances antigen-specific mucosal and systemic antibody responses to influenza subunit and whole inactivated influenza virus (WIV) vaccine administered via the pulmonary route. However, the impact of the GPI-0100 dose on immune stimulation and the immune mechanisms stimulated by GPI-0100 along with antigen are poorly understood...
July 27, 2017: Vaccines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749367/genome-wide-association-study-of-susceptibility-to-particulate-matter-associated-qt-prolongation
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Rahul Gondalia, Christy L Avery, Melanie D Napier, Raúl Méndez-Giráldez, James D Stewart, Colleen M Sitlani, Yun Li, Kirk C Wilhelmsen, Qing Duan, Jeffrey Roach, Kari E North, Alexander P Reiner, Zhu-Ming Zhang, Lesley F Tinker, Jeff D Yanosky, Duanping Liao, Eric A Whitsel
BACKGROUND: Ambient particulate matter (PM) air pollution exposure has been associated with increases in QT interval duration (QT). However, innate susceptibility to PM-associated QT prolongation has not been characterized. OBJECTIVE: To characterize genetic susceptibility to PM-associated QT prolongation in a multi-racial/ethnic, genome-wide association study (GWAS). METHODS: Using repeated electrocardiograms (1986-2004), longitudinal data on in diameter (), and generalized estimating equations methods adapted for low-prevalence exposure, we estimated approximately interactions among nine Women's Health Initiative clinical trials and Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study subpopulations (), then combined subpopulation-specific results in a fixed-effects, inverse variance-weighted meta-analysis...
June 8, 2017: Environmental Health Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749076/serum-and-gene-expression-levels-of-ct-1-il-6-and-tnf-%C3%AE-after-a-lifestyle-intervention-in-obese-children
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A Marti, L Morell-Azanza, T Rendo-Urteaga, S García-Calzón, A Ojeda-Rodríguez, N Martín-Calvo, M J Moreno-Aliaga, J A Martínez, M C Azcona-San Julián
BACKGROUND: Inflammation related molecules such as tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), interleukin 6 (IL-6), and cardiotrophin-1 (CT-1) are highly expressed in obese individuals and could partly explain some comorbidities associated to obesity. In obese children, lifestyle interventions are able to lower inflammation and reduce cardiovascular risk factors associated with obesity. The aim of the present work was to study changes in inflammation-related molecules serum and peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) transcript levels after a 10-week lifestyle intervention in obese children and asses their potential association with glucose metabolism...
July 27, 2017: Pediatric Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748349/desmoplastic-small-round-cell-tumor-evaluation-of-reverse-transcription-polymerase-chain-reaction-and-fluorescence-in-situ-hybridization-as-ancillary-molecular-diagnostic-techniques
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Mustafa Mohamed, David Gonzalez, Karen J Fritchie, John Swansbury, Dorte Wren, Charlotte Benson, Robin L Jones, Cyril Fisher, Khin Thway
Desmoplastic small round cell tumor (DSRCT) is a rare, biologically aggressive soft tissue neoplasm of uncertain differentiation, most often arising in the abdominal and pelvic cavities of adolescents and young adults with a striking male predominance. Histologically, it is characterized by islands of uniform small round cells in prominent desmoplastic stroma, and it has a polyimmunophenotypic profile, typically expressing WT1 and cytokeratin, desmin, and neural/neuroendocrine differentiation markers to varying degrees...
July 26, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748192/extranodal-nk-t-cell-lymphoma-nasal-type-presenting-as-refractory-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-facial-cellulitis
#5
Erika Reategui Schwarz, Katerina G Oikonomou, Megan Reynolds, Juliette Kim, Rajeev L Balmiki, Stephanie A Sterling
Extranodal natural killer T-cell lymphoma, nasal type (ENKL), formerly called lethal midline granuloma or angiocentric T-cell lymphoma, is a predominantly extranodal non-Hodgkin lymphoma characterized by vascular damage, necrosis, and an association with Epstein-Barr virus. In the United States, it is more frequently seen in Asian, Asian Pacific Islander, and Hispanic descent populations and is more prevalent in males in their fifth decade. Clinical presentation of NK nasal lymphoma most commonly involves epistaxis; obstruction; discharge; destructive mass in sinuses, palate, and nose; and skin ulceration...
July 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747766/dna-methylation-signatures-of-chronic-alcohol-dependence-in-purified-cd3-t-cells-of-patients-undergoing-alcohol-treatment
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Christof Brückmann, Sumaiya A Islam, Julia L MacIsaac, Alexander M Morin, Kathrin N Karle, Adriana Di Santo, Richard Wüst, Immanuel Lang, Anil Batra, Michael S Kobor, Vanessa Nieratschker
Several studies have shown an association of alcohol dependence with DNA methylation (DNAm), suggesting that environmentally-induced changes on epigenomic variation may play an important role in alcohol dependence. In the present study, we analysed genome-wide DNAm profiles of purified CD3(+) T-cells from pre- and post-treatment alcohol dependent patients, as well as closely matched healthy controls. We identified 59 differentially methylated CpG sites comparing patients prior to treatment with healthy controls and were able to confirm 8 of those sites in additional analyses for differentially methylated regions...
July 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747680/glycoengineering-of-epha4-fc-leads-to-a-unique-long-acting-and-broad-spectrum-eph-receptor-therapeutic-antagonist
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Cassandra L Pegg, Leanne T Cooper, Jing Zhao, Michael Gerometta, Fiona M Smith, Michael Yeh, Perry F Bartlett, Jeffrey J Gorman, Andrew W Boyd
Eph receptors have emerged as targets for therapy in both neoplastic and non-neoplastic disease, however, particularly in non-neoplastic diseases, redundancy of function limits the effectiveness of targeting individual Eph proteins. We have shown previously that a soluble fusion protein, where the EphA4 ectodomain was fused to IgG Fc (EphA4 Fc), was an effective therapy in acute injuries and demonstrated that EphA4 Fc was a broad spectrum Eph/ephrin antagonist. However, a very short in vivo half-life effectively limited its therapeutic development...
July 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747670/pkc-%C3%B1-is-dispensable-for-ox40l-induced-tcr-independent-treg-proliferation-but-contributes-by-enabling-il-2-production-from-effector-t-cells
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Khaled Alharshawi, Alejandra Marinelarena, Prabhakaran Kumar, Osama El-Sayed, Palash Bhattacharya, Zuoming Sun, Alan L Epstein, Ajay V Maker, Bellur S Prabhakar
We have previously shown that OX40L/OX40 interaction is critical for TCR-independent selective proliferation of Foxp3(+) Tregs, but not Foxp3(-) effector T-cells (Teff), when CD4(+) T-cells are co-cultured with GM-CSF derived bone marrow dendritic cells (G-BMDCs). Events downstream of OX40L/OX40 interaction in Tregs responsible for this novel mechanism are not understood. Earlier, OX40L/OX40 interaction has been shown to stimulate CD4(+) T-cells through the formation of a signalosome involving TRAF2/PKC-Ѳ leading to NF-kB activation...
July 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747613/increased-carotid-artery-lesion-inflammation-upon-treatment-with-the-cd137-agonistic-antibody-2a
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Leif Å Söderström, Hong Jin, April S Caravaca, Maria L Klement, Yuhuang Li, Anton Gisterå, Ulf Hedin, Lars Maegdefessel, Göran K Hansson, Peder S Olofsson
BACKGROUND: Increased inflammatory activity destabilizes the atherosclerotic lesion and may lead to atherothrombosis and symptomatic cardiovascular disease. Co-stimulatory molecules, such as CD137, are key regulators of inflammation, and CD137 activity regulates inflammation in experimental atherosclerosis. Here, we hypothesized that CD137 activation promotes carotid artery inflammation and atherothrombosis.Methods and Results:In a model of inducible atherothrombosis with surgical ligation of the right carotid artery and a subsequent placement of a polyethene cuff, elevated levels of CD137 and CD137 ligand mRNA in atherothrombotic vs...
July 26, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747505/insufficient-innate-immunity-contributes-to-the-susceptibility-of-the-castaneous-mouse-to-orthopoxvirus-infection
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Patricia L Earl, Jeffrey L Americo, Bernard Moss
The castaneous (CAST) mouse, a wild-derived inbred strain, is highly susceptible to orthopoxvirus infection by intranasal and systemic routes. The 50% lethal intraperitoneal dose of vaccinia virus (VACV) was 3 PFU for CAST mice, whereas BALB/c mice survived 10(6) PFU. At all times and in all organs analyzed, virus titers were higher in CAST than in BALB/c mice. In individual CAST mice, luciferase-expressing VACV was seen to replicate rapidly leading to death, whereas virus levels increased for a few days and then declined in BALB/c mice...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747502/permissivity-of-dpp4-orthologs-to-mers-coronavirus-is-governed-by-glycosylation-and-other-complex-determinants
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Kayla M Peck, Trevor Scobey, Jesica Swanstrom, Kara L Jensen, Christina L Burch, Ralph S Baric, Mark T Heise
Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) utilizes dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP4) as an entry receptor. While bat, camel, and human DPP4 support MERS-CoV infection, several DPP4 orthologs, including mouse, ferret, hamster, and guinea pig, do not. Previous work revealed that glycosylation of mouse DPP4 plays a role in blocking MERS-CoV infection. Here, we test whether glycosylation also acts as a determinant of permissivity for ferret, hamster, and guinea pig DPP4. We find that while glycosylation plays an important role in these orthologs, additional sequence and structural determinants impact their ability to act as functional receptors for MERS-CoV...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747257/cells-with-treg-specific-foxp3-demethylation-but-low-cd25-are-prevalent-in-autoimmunity
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Ricardo C Ferreira, Henry Z Simons, Whitney S Thompson, Daniel B Rainbow, Xin Yang, Antony J Cutler, Joao Oliveira, Xaquin Castro Dopico, Deborah J Smyth, Natalia Savinykh, Meghavi Mashar, Tim J Vyse, David B Dunger, Helen Baxendale, Anita Chandra, Chris Wallace, John A Todd, Linda S Wicker, Marcin L Pekalski
Identification of alterations in the cellular composition of the human immune system is key to understanding the autoimmune process. Recently, a subset of FOXP3(+) cells with low CD25 expression was found to be increased in peripheral blood from systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients, although its functional significance remains controversial. Here we find in comparisons with healthy donors that the frequency of FOXP3(+) cells within CD127(low)CD25(low) CD4(+) T cells (here defined as CD25(low)FOXP3(+) T cells) is increased in patients affected by autoimmune disease of varying severity, from combined immunodeficiency with active autoimmunity, SLE to type 1 diabetes...
July 23, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746467/tangeretin-has-anti-asthmatic-effects-via-regulating-pi3k-and-notch-signaling-and-modulating-th1-th2-th17-cytokine-balance-in-neonatal-asthmatic-mice
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L-L Liu, F-H Li, Y Zhang, X-F Zhang, J Yang
Asthma is a chronic allergic disease characterized by airway inflammation, airway hyper-responsiveness (AHR), and mucus hypersecretion. T-lymphocytes are involved in the pathogenesis of asthma, mediating airway inflammatory reactions by secreting cytokines. The phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) and Notch signaling pathways are associated with T cell signaling, proliferation, and differentiation, and are important in the progression of asthma. Thus, compounds that can modulate T cell proliferation and function may be of clinical value...
July 20, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746446/t-lymphocytes-and-macrophages-in-the-intestinal-tissues-of-dogs-infected-with-leishmania-infantum
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Diogo Tiago da Silva, Maria Luana Alves, Júlio Cesar Pereira Spada, Aline Cristine da Silva, Rita de Cássia Viveiros da Silveira, Trícia Maria Ferreira de Sousa Oliveira, Wilma Aparecida Starke-Buzetti
This study was about a semi-quantitative analysis of T lymphocytes (CD4+ and CD8+, FoxP3+ regulatory T cells), and macrophages in the gut wall of dogs naturally infected with Leishmania infantum. Thirteen dogs were divided into three groups: group 1 (G1, n=5), dogs with canine visceral leishmaniasis (CVL) and infected with L. infantum amastigotes in the intestine; group 2 (G2, n=5), dogs with CVL but without intestinal amastigotes; and group 3 (G3, n=3), uninfected dogs (control group). There was no significant difference (p ≥ 0...
April 2017: Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinária, Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745785/analysis-on-the-relationship-and-mechanism-of-high-blood-pressure-and-vascular-aging-on-the-condition-that-the-gender-and-age-matches
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L-J Yan, H-T Yang, H-Y Duan, J-T Wu, X-W Fan, S-L Wang, C-G Qiu
OBJECTIVE: The relationship between hypertension and the mechanism of the expression of T-lymphocyte Kv1.3 channels in vascular aging has been analyzed in this study based on the gender and age matches' principle. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Thirty patients have been consecutively chosen with vascular aging caused by hypertension (group A), while 30 cases of high blood pressure not merged with vascular aging (group B) were chosen, and 30 cases of healthy volunteers (group C), conforming to gender and age 1:1 and the closest matching principle, were studied...
July 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745545/a-link-between-very-long-chain-fatty-acid-elongation-and-mating-specific-yeast-cell-cycle-arrest
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Michelle L Villasmil, Christina Gallo-Ebert, Hsing-Yin Liu, Jamie Francisco, Joseph T Nickels
Ceramides and sphingolipid intermediates are well-established regulators of the cell cycle. In the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisae, the complex sphingolipid backbone, ceramide, is comprised of a long chain sphingoid base, a polar head group, and a very long chain fatty acid (VLCFA). While ceramides and long chain bases have been extensively studied as to their roles in regulating cell cycle arrest under multiple conditions, the roles of VLCFAs are not well understood. Here, we used the yeast elo2 and elo3 mutants, which are unable to elongate fatty acids, as tools to explore if maintaining VLCFA elongation is necessary for cell cycle arrest in response to yeast mating...
July 26, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745329/involvement-of-maf-spp1-axis-in-the-development-of-bone-marrow-fibrosis-in-pmf-patients
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S Ruberti, E Bianchi, P Guglielmelli, S Rontauroli, G Barbieri, L Tavernari, T Fanelli, R Norfo, V Pennucci, G C Fattori, C Mannarelli, N Bartalucci, B Mora, L Elli, M A Avanzini, C Rossi, S Salmoiraghi, R Zini, S Salati, Z Prudente, V Rosti, F Passamonti, A Rambaldi, S Ferrari, E Tagliafico, A M Vannucchi, R Manfredini
Primary Myelofibrosis (PMF) is a myeloproliferative neoplasm characterized by hyperplastic megakaryopoiesis and myelofibrosis. We recently described the upregulation of MAF in PMF CD34+ hematopoietic progenitor cells (HPCs) compared to healthy donor. Here we demonstrated that MAF is also upregulated in PMF compared to Essential Thrombocytemia (ET) and Polycytemia Vera (PV) HPCs. MAF overexpression and knockdown experiments shed some light into the role of MAF in PMF pathogenesis, by demonstrating that MAF favours the megakaryocyte and monocyte/macrophage commitment of HPCs and leads to the increased expression of proinflammatory and profibrotic mediators...
July 12, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745326/defective-positioning-in-granulomas-but-not-lung-homing-limits-cd4-t-cell-interactions-with-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-infected-macrophages-in-rhesus-macaques
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K D Kauffman, M A Sallin, S Sakai, O Kamenyeva, J Kabat, D Weiner, M Sutphin, D Schimel, L Via, C E Barry, T Wilder-Kofie, I Moore, R Moore, D L Barber
Protection against Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) infection requires CD4 T cells to migrate into the lung and interact with infected macrophages. In mice, less-differentiated CXCR3(+) CD4 T cells migrate into the lung and suppress growth of Mtb, whereas CX3CR1(+) terminally differentiated Th1 cells accumulate in the blood vasculature and do not control pulmonary infection. Here we examine CD4 T-cell differentiation and lung homing during primary Mtb infection of rhesus macaques. Mtb-specific CD4 T cells simultaneously appeared in the airways and blood ∼21-28 days post exposure, indicating that recently primed effectors are quickly recruited into the lungs after entering circulation...
July 26, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745316/elevation-of-adenylate-energy-charge-by-angiopoietin-like-4-enhances-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-by-inducing-14-3-3%C3%AE-expression
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Z Teo, M K Sng, J S K Chan, M M K Lim, Y Li, L Li, T Phua, J Y H Lee, Z W Tan, P Zhu, N S Tan
Metastatic cancer cells acquire energy-intensive processes including increased invasiveness and chemoresistance. However, how the energy demand is met and the molecular drivers that coordinate an increase in cellular metabolic activity to drive epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), the first step of metastasis, remain unclear. Using different in vitro and in vivo EMT models with clinical patient's samples, we showed that EMT is an energy-demanding process fueled by glucose metabolism-derived adenosine triphosphate (ATP)...
July 24, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744650/role-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pi3k-mapk-erk-1-2-and-p38-in-erythropoietin-production-by-bone-marrow-nuclears-under-conditions-of-immobilization-stress
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L A Miroshnichenko, V V Zhdanov, E V Udut, T Yu Polyakova, G N Zyuz'kov, E V Simanina, E Yu Sherstoboev, L A Stavrova, V I Agafonov, M Yu Minakova, A V Chaikovskii, A M Dygai
The involvement of the studied signal cascades in the regulation of erythropoietin production by bone marrow nuclears under conditions of immobilization stress depends on the type of the hemopoiesis-inducing microenvironment cells and the period of blood system reaction to stress exposure. Secretory activity of monocytes is regulated mainly by PI3K improving cell resistance to disturbances. The functional role of signal cascades involved in the production of erythropoietin by T cells is determined by the stage of the common adaptation syndrome...
July 26, 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
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