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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431555/reduction-of-pulmonary-toxicity-of-metal-oxide-nanoparticles-by-phosphonate-based-surface-passivation
#1
Xiaoming Cai, Anson Lee, Zhaoxia Ji, Cynthia Huang, Chong Hyun Chang, Xiang Wang, Yu-Pei Liao, Tian Xia, Ruibin Li
BACKGROUND: The wide application of engineered nanoparticles has induced increasing exposure to humans and environment, which led to substantial concerns on their biosafety. Some metal oxides (MOx) have shown severe toxicity in cells and animals, thus safe designs of MOx with reduced hazard potential are desired. Currently, there is a lack of a simple yet effective safe design approach for the toxic MOx. In this study, we determined the key physicochemical properties of MOx that lead to cytotoxicity and explored a safe design approach for toxic MOx by modifying their hazard properties...
April 21, 2017: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429235/regulation-of-human-brain-microvascular-endothelial-cell-adhesion-and-barrier-functions-by-memantine
#2
Fei Wang, Zhirong Zou, Yi Gong, Dong Yuan, Xun Chen, Tao Sun
Vascular risk factors have been linked to cognitive decline and dementia in the elderly. Microvascular inflammation, especially of the endothelium, may contribute to the progression of neurodegenerative events in Alzheimer's disease (AD). Memantine, an uncompetitive N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist, is a licensed drug used for the treatment of moderate to severe AD. However, little information is available regarding its anti-inflammatory effects on the endothelium. In this study, we investigated the effects of memantine on human brain microvascular endothelial dysfunction induced by the pro-inflammatory cytokine tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α)...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421819/il-4-induces-the-il17rb-gene-transcription-in-monocytic-cells-with-coordinate-autocrine-il-25-signaling
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Nathaniel M Weathington, Shreya S Kanth, Qiaoke Gong, James Londino, Akihiko Hoji, Mauricio Rojas, John Trudeau, Sally Wenzel, Rama K Mallampalli
IL-25 and IL-4 signaling in the setting of infection or allergic responses can drive Type 2 inflammation. IL-25 requires the IL-17 receptor B (IL-17Rb) to mediate signaling through nuclear factor kappa B transcriptional activation. Despite the known coexistence of these two cytokines in the Type 2 inflammatory environment, collaborative signaling between the IL-4 and IL-25 axes is poorly explored. Here we demonstrate IL-4 induction of both IL-25 and IL-17Rb protein in human lung tissue culture, primary alveolar macrophages, and the THP-1 monocytic cell line...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410194/chicoric-acid-is-a-potent-anti-atherosclerotic-ingredient-by-anti-oxidant-action-and-anti-inflammation-capacity
#4
Kun-Ling Tsai, Chung-Lan Kao, Ching-Hsia Hung, Yung-Hsin Cheng, Huei-Chen Lin, Pei-Ming Chu
Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease is linked to both oxidative stress and endothelial cell dysfunction. Chicoric acid has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. In the present investigation, we demonstrated that chicoric acid inhibits oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL)-facilitated dysfunction in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs). Oxidative injuries were tested by investigating the formation of intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) and by examining the activity of antioxidant enzymes and the function of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS)...
March 31, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405192/induction-of-osteopontin-by-dengue-virus-3-infection-in-thp-1-cells-inhibition-of-the-synthesis-by-brefelamide-and-its-derivative
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Dyshelly N Pascapurnama, Hannah K M Labayo, Isolde Dapat, Divya D Nagarajegowda, Jingge Zhao, Jing Zhang, Osamu Yamada, Haruhisa Kikuchi, Shinichi Egawa, Yoshiteru Oshima, Haorile Chagan-Yasutan, Toshio Hattori
Osteopontin (OPN) is a multifunctional matricellular protein produced by a broad range of cells including osteoclasts, macrophages, T cells, endothelial cells, and vascular smooth muscle cells. OPN modulates various physiological and pathological events such as inflammation, wound healing, and bone formation and remodeling. Dengue virus (DENV) infection causes an increase in plasma OPN levels, which is correlated with the severity of symptoms and coagulation abnormalities. DENV infection also induces OPN gene expression in human macrophages...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403150/pedf-increases-the-tumoricidal-activity-of-macrophages-towards-prostate-cancer-cells-in-vitro
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Dalia Martinez-Marin, Courtney Jarvis, Thomas Nelius, Werner de Riese, Olga V Volpert, Stéphanie Filleur
BACKGROUND: Although inflammation and prostate cancer (PCa) have been linked, the molecular interactions between macrophages and PCa cells are poorly explored. Pigment Epithelium-Derived Factor (PEDF) is an anti-angiogenic and anti-tumor factor. We previously showed that PEDF induces macrophages recruitment in vitro, correlates with macrophages density in human prostate, and stimulates macrophages polarization towards the classically activated pathway. Here, we demonstrate that PEDF modulates the interaction between macrophages and PCa cells through a bidirectional signalling leading to tumor cell apoptosis and phagocytosis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402018/phloretin-attenuates-hyperuricemia-induced-endothelial-dysfunction-through-co-inhibiting-inflammation-and-glut9-mediated-uric-acid-uptake
#7
Shuyun Liu, Yujia Yuan, Yijie Zhou, Meng Zhao, Younan Chen, Jingqiu Cheng, Jingping Liu, Yanrong Lu
Hyperuricemia is an important risk factor for cardiovascular and renal diseases. Phloretin had shown antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, but its role in endothelial injury is rarely reported. In this study, we aimed to investigate the protective effect of phloretin on UA-induced injury in human umbilical vein endothelial cells. The effects of UA and phloretin on cell viability, inflammation, THP-1 monocyte adhesion, endothelial cell tube formation, GLUT9 expression and UA uptake in human umbilical vein endothelial cells were evaluated...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398147/salmeterol-a-long-acting-%C3%AE-2-aderenergic-receptor-agonist-inhibits-macrophage-activation-by-lipopolysaccharide-from-porphyromonas-gingivalis
#8
Monika Sharma, Lindsay Patterson, Elisha Chapman, Patrick M Flood
BACKGROUND: Salmeterol is a long-acting beta-2 adrenergic receptor (β2AR) agonist that is used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Previously we had shown that pre-incubation of primary microglial enriched cells with Salmeterol could inhibit the inflammatory response induced by E. Coli LPS, a TLR-4 (toll-like receptor-4) agonist. In this study, we sought to determine if Salmeterol had a similar inhibitory effect on the inflammatory response of the murine macrophage cell line RAW264...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394398/genetic-variants-of-ppar-gamma-coactivator-1b-augment-nlrp3-mediated-inflammation-in-gouty-arthritis
#9
Wan-Chun Chang, Yeong-Jian Jan Wu, Wen-Hung Chung, Yun-Shien Lee, See-Wen Chin, Ting-Jui Chen, Yu-Sun Chang, Der-Yuan Chen, Shuen-Iu Hung
Objective.: Gout is characterized by recurrent attacks of arthritis with hyperuricaemia and urate crystal-induced inflammation. Although urate transporters are known as risk factors, the immunogenetics of gouty inflammation remains unclear. This study aimed to investigate the genetic association between immune/metabolism regulators and gout. Methods.: We enrolled 448 gout patients and 943 population controls from Taiwan; all were Han Chinese. We screened association between gout and 22 variants of candidate genes, including NLRP3 , caspase 1, peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ, proliferator-activated receptor-γ coactivator 1α ( PPARGC1A ) and 1β ( PPARGC1B )...
March 1, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394319/activation-of-nlrp3-inflammasomes-contributes-to-hyperhomocysteinemia-aggravated-inflammation-and-atherosclerosis-in-apoe-deficient-mice
#10
Renqing Wang, Yiqin Wang, Nana Mu, Xiaoying Lou, Weixuan Li, Yanming Chen, Dong Fan, Hongmei Tan
Hyperhomocysteinemia (HHcy) has been shown to promote vascular inflammation and atherosclerosis, but the underlying mechanisms remain largely unknown. The NLRP3 inflammasome has been identified as the cellular machinery responsible for activation of inflammatory processes. In this study, we hypothesized that the activation of NLRP3 inflammasomes contributes to HHcy-induced inflammation and atherosclerosis. ApoE(-/-) mice were fed regular chow, high-fat (HF) diet, or HF plus high methionine diet to induce HHcy...
April 10, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393844/long-noncoding-rna-linc00305-promotes-inflammation-by-activating-the-ahrr-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway-in-human-monocytes
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Dan-Dan Zhang, Wen-Tian Wang, Jian Xiong, Xue-Min Xie, Shen-Shen Cui, Zhi-Guo Zhao, Mulin Jun Li, Zhu-Qin Zhang, De-Long Hao, Xiang Zhao, Yong-Jun Li, Junwen Wang, Hou-Zao Chen, Xiang Lv, De-Pei Liu
Accumulating data from genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have provided a collection of novel candidate genes associated with complex diseases, such as atherosclerosis. We identified an atherosclerosis-associated single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) located in the intron of the long noncoding RNA (lncRNA) LINC00305 by searching the GWAS database. Although the function of LINC00305 is unknown, we found that LINC00305 expression is enriched in atherosclerotic plaques and monocytes. Overexpression of LINC00305 promoted the expression of inflammation-associated genes in THP-1 cells and reduced the expression of contractile markers in co-cultured human aortic smooth muscle cells (HASMCs)...
April 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390203/lipopolysaccharide-and-lipoteichoic-acid-virulence-deactivation-by-stannous-fluoride
#12
Chris Haught, Sancai Xie, Ben Circello, Cheryl S Tansky, Deepa Khambe, Malgorzata Klukowska, Tom Huggins, Donald J White
OBJECTIVES: Oral bacterial pathogens promote gingivitis and periodontal disease. Bacterial endotoxins, also known as lipopolysaccharides (LPSs) and lipoteichoic acids (LTAs), are known to enhance bacterial pathogenicity through binding with Toll-like receptors (TLRs), a group of pattern recognition receptors critical to the activation of innate immunity, that are expressed on host cells. Both LPS and LTA contain lipophilic domains and anionic charges that may be susceptible to reactivity with stannous fluoride, a commonly used ingredient clinically proven for the treatment and prevention of gingivitis...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379252/violet-blue-light-activates-nrf2-signaling-and-modulates-the-inflammatory-response-of-thp-1-monocytes
#13
L A Trotter, D Patel, S Dubin, C Guerra, V McCloud, P Lockwood, R Messer, J C Wataha, J B Lewis
Several studies suggest that light in the UVA range (320-400 nm) activates signaling pathways that are anti-inflammatory and antioxidative. These effects have been attributed to Nrf2-mediated upregulation of "phase 2" genes such as heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) that neutralize oxidative stress and metabolize electrophiles. Proteomics analysis previously had shown that small doses of blue light (400-500 nm) increased levels of peroxiredoxin phase 2 proteins in THP-1 monocytes, which led to our hypothesis that blue light activates Nrf2 signaling and thus may serve as an anti-inflammatory agent...
April 5, 2017: Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364380/ubiquitin-specific-protease-14-regulates-lps-induced-inflammation-by-increasing-erk1-2-phosphorylation-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation
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Ningning Liu, Tianyu Kong, Xiaohua Chen, Huan Hu, Hongjiao Gu, Shiming Liu, Xiaohui Chen, Qilin Yang, Aiqun Li, Xuming Xiong, Zhenhui Zhang
Persistent activation of nuclear factor B (NF-κB) is very important in the modulation of macrophages cellular response to microbial infections. The deubiquitinase USP14, which is critical for ubiquitin-mediated proteasomal degradation of proteins, is known to be involved in cancer, neurological diseases, and aging. However, the mechanism by which USP14 regulates inflammation remains unclear. Here, we demonstrated that decreasing the deubiquitinase activity of USP14 resulted in reduced lipopolysaccharides (LPS)-mediated tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) and interleukin (IL)-6 release in THP-1 and RAW264...
March 31, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350048/silybin-attenuates-lps-induced-lung-injury-in-mice-by-inhibiting-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-and-nlrp3-activation
#15
Bo Zhang, Bing Wang, Shuhua Cao, Yongqiang Wang, Di Wu
Silybin is one of the main flavonoids produced by milk thistle, which has been used in the treatment of liver diseases. In this study, we examined the protective effects and possible mechanisms of action of silybin in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)‑induced lung injury and inflammation. Pre-treatment of mice with silybin significantly inhibited LPS-induced airway inflammatory cell recruitment, including macrophages, T cells and neutrophils. The production of cytokines, such as interleukin-1β (IL-1β) and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) in bronchoalveolar fluid and serum was also decreased following treatment with silybin...
March 27, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344981/the-effects-of-exogenous-lipid-on-thp-1-cells-an-in-vitro-model-of-airway-aspiration
#16
Yvette A Hayman, Laura R Sadofsky, James D Williamson, Simon P Hart, Alyn H Morice
Chronic inflammatory diseases of the airways are associated with gastro-oesophageal reflux (GOR) and aspiration events. The observation of lipid-laden macrophages (LLMs) within the airway may indicate aspiration secondary to GOR. The proposed mechanism, that lipid droplets from undigested or partially digested food are aspirated leading to accumulation in scavenging macrophages, led us to hypothesise that an activated population of LLMs could interact with other immune cells to induce bronchial inflammation...
January 2017: ERJ Open Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341289/long-term-culture-with-lipopolysaccharide-induces-dose-dependent-cytostatic-and-cytotoxic-effects-in-thp-1-monocytes
#17
Jennifer Mytych, Maria Romerowicz-Misielak, Marek Koziorowski
Monocytes act as a first line of defence against invading pathogens and their dysfunctions seem to be a key factor in many immune disorders. However, the data on mechanisms underlying these dysfunctions remain elusive. In this study, we evaluated the effects of long-term (168h) lipopolysaccharide exposure on monocytes at low density cultures (1×10(5)cells/ml). Treatment with low dose LPS (≤5μg/ml) resulted in oxidative stress induction followed by p21 pathway activation, permanent cell cycle arrest and SASP development...
March 21, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334721/microrna-9-inhibits-nlrp3-inflammasome-activation-in-human-atherosclerosis-inflammation-cell-models-through-the-jak1-stat-signaling-pathway
#18
Yue Wang, Zhihua Han, Yuqi Fan, Junfeng Zhang, Kan Chen, Lin Gao, Huasu Zeng, Jiatian Cao, Changqian Wang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: MicroRNA-9 (miR-9) is involved in inflammatory reaction in atherosclerosis; however, its function and regulatory mechanisms remain unclear. We aimed to uncover the exact roles of miR-9 and downstream signaling pathways using in vitro human atherosclerosis models. METHODS: We used oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL)-stimulated human THP-1 derived macrophages, oxLDL-stimulated human primary peripheral blood monocytes and lipopolysaccharides (LPS) or Alum-stimulated human THP-1 derived macrophages as in vitro atherosclerosis inflammation models...
March 27, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331244/a-novel-role-for-brain-natriuretic-peptide-inhibition-of-il-1%C3%AE-secretion-via-downregulation-of-nf-kb-erk-1-2-and-nalp3-asc-caspase-1-activation-in-human-thp-1-monocyte
#19
Letizia Mezzasoma, Cinzia Antognelli, Vincenzo Nicola Talesa
Interleukin-1β (IL-1β) is a pleiotropic cytokine and a crucial mediator of inflammatory and immune responses. IL-1β processing and release are tightly controlled by complex pathways such as NF-kB/ERK1/2, to produce pro-IL-1β, and NALP3/ASC/Caspase-1 inflammasome, to produce the active secreted protein. Dysregulation of both IL-1β and its related pathways is involved in inflammatory/autoimmune disorders and in a wide range of other diseases. Identifying molecules modulating their expression is a crucial need to develop new therapeutic agents...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325787/impaired-defenses-of-neonatal-mouse-alveolar-macrophage-with-cftr-deletion-are-modulated-by-glutathione-and-tgf%C3%AE-1
#20
Theresa W Gauthier, Jocelyn R Grunwell, Xiao-Du Ping, Frank L Harris, Lou Ann S Brown
Our understanding of the intrinsic effects of cystic fibrosis (CF) transmembrane conductance regulator (cftr) deletion on resident neonatal alveolar macrophage (AM) remains limited. We previously demonstrated that diminished glutathione (GSH) or excessive AM transforming growth factor beta one (TGFβ1) contributes to AM dysfunction in a variety of disease states. In this study, using a gut-corrected cftr neonatal knockout (KO) mouse model and a siRNA-manipulated macrophage-like cell line (THP-1 cell), we hypothesized (1) that cftr mutation alone increases neonatal AM oxidant stress and cellular TGFβ1 signaling via altered GSH, thereby impairing cellular function, and (2) that exogenous GSH attenuates AM alterations and dysfunction in the KO AM In neonatal KO mice, the baseline bronchoalveolar lavage fluid demonstrated a near doubling in mixed disulfides (P ≤ 0...
March 2017: Physiological Reports
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