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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352647/ifn-%C3%AE-and-tnf-%C3%AE-pre-licensing-protects-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-from-the-pro-inflammatory-effects-of-palmitate
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Lauren Boland, Anthony J Burand, Alex J Brown, Devlin Boyt, Vitor A Lira, James A Ankrum
The use of mesenchymal stromal cell (MSC) therapy for the treatment of type 2 diabetes (T2D) and T2D complications is promising; however, the investigation of MSC function in the setting of T2D has not been thoroughly explored. In our current study, we investigated the phenotype and function of MSCs in a simulated in vitro T2D environment. We show that palmitate, but not glucose, exposure impairs MSC metabolic activity with moderate increases in apoptosis, while drastically affecting proliferation and morphology...
December 19, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351788/elevated-inflammatory-cytokines-in-aqueous-cytokine-profile-in-hiv-1-infected-patients-with-cataracts-in-uganda
#2
Juliet Otiti-Sengeri, Robert Colebunders, Steven J Reynolds, Musa Muwonge, Getrude Nakigozi, Valerian Kiggundu, Fred Nalugoda, Damalie Nakanjako
BACKGROUND: Cataracts occur earlier among HIV-infected adults and this is attributed to various intraocular inflammatory processes that result in early degeneration. In this study we purposed to investigate whether HIV infected individuals with cataracts develop heightened intraocular inflammatory processes compared to their HIV negative counterparts by determining the concentration of 8 cytokines in the aqueous humour of HIV-positive adults with cataracts and their HIV-negative counterparts...
January 19, 2018: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351447/cigarette-smoke-dampens-anti-viral-signaling-in-small-airway-epithelial-cells-by-disrupting-tlr3-cleavage
#3
Parker F Duffney, Claire E McCarthy, Aitor Nogales, Thomas H Thatcher, Luis Martinez-Sobrido, Richard P Phipps, Patricia J Sime
Cigarette smokers and people exposed to secondhand smoke are at an increased risk for pulmonary viral infections, yet the mechanism responsible for this heightened susceptibility is not understood. To understand the effect of cigarette smoke on susceptibility to viral infection we used an air-liquid interface culture system, and exposed primary human small airway epithelial cells (SAEC) to whole cigarette smoke followed by treatment with the viral mimetic polyinosinic polycytidylic acid (poly I:C) or influenza A virus (IAV)...
December 14, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349620/fatal-talaromyces-marneffei-infection-in-a-patient-with-autoimmune-hepatitis
#4
Sally C Y Wong, Siddharth Sridhar, Antonio H Y Ngan, Jonathan H K Chen, Rosana W S Poon, Susanna K P Lau, Patrick C Y Woo
Talaromyces marneffei, previously known as Penicillium marneffei, is the most important pathogenic thermally dimorphic fungus causing systemic mycosis in Southeast Asia. Traditionally, T. marneffei infection in human was mainly associated with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome caused by HIV infection. In recent years, there has been an increasing number of T. marneffei infections reported in non-HIV-infected patients with other immunocompromised conditions, including autoantibodies against interferon-gamma, systemic lupus erythematosis, solid organ transplantation, Job's syndrome, hematological malignancies, and use of novel targeted therapies...
January 18, 2018: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348297/changes-in-macrophage-transcriptome-associate-with-systemic-sclerosis-and-mediate-gsdma-contribution-to-disease-risk
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Aida Moreno-Moral, Marta Bagnati, Surya Koturan, Jeong-Hun Ko, Carmen Fonseca, Nathan Harmston, Laurence Game, Javier Martin, Voon Ong, David J Abraham, Christopher P Denton, Jacques Behmoaras, Enrico Petretto
OBJECTIVES: Several common and rare risk variants have been reported for systemic sclerosis (SSc), but the effector cell(s) mediating the function of these genetic variants remains to be elucidated. While innate immune cells have been proposed as the critical targets to interfere with the disease process underlying SSc, no studies have comprehensively established their effector role. Here we investigated the contribution of monocyte-derived macrophages (MDMs) in mediating genetic susceptibility to SSc...
January 17, 2018: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342870/biomarkers-of-progression-after-hiv-acute-early-infection-nothing-compares-to-cd4%C3%A2-%C2%BA-t-cell-count
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Gabriela Turk, Yanina Ghiglione, Macarena Hormanstorfer, Natalia Laufer, Romina Coloccini, Jimena Salido, César Trifone, María Julia Ruiz, Juliana Falivene, María Pía Holgado, María Paula Caruso, María Inés Figueroa, Horacio Salomón, Luis D Giavedoni, María de Los Ángeles Pando, María Magdalena Gherardi, Roberto Daniel Rabinovich, Pedro A Pury, Omar Sued
Progression of HIV infection is variable among individuals, and definition disease progression biomarkers is still needed. Here, we aimed to categorize the predictive potential of several variables using feature selection methods and decision trees. A total of seventy-five treatment-naïve subjects were enrolled during acute/early HIV infection. CD4⁺ T-cell counts (CD4TC) and viral load (VL) levels were determined at enrollment and for one year. Immune activation, HIV-specific immune response, Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) and C-C chemokine receptor type 5 (CCR5) genotypes, and plasma levels of 39 cytokines were determined...
January 13, 2018: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341430/tuberculosis-vaccines-opportunities-and-challenges
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Bingdong Zhu, Hazel M Dockrell, Tom H M Ottenhoff, Thomas G Evans, Ying Zhang
Tuberculosis (TB) is a serious disease around the world. Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) is the only TB vaccine licensed for use in human beings, and is effective in protecting infants and children against severe miliary and meningeal TB. However, BCG's protective efficacy is variable in adults. Novel TB vaccine candidates being developed include whole-cell vaccines (recombinant BCG (rBCG), attenuated Mycobacterium tuberculosis, killed M. tuberculosis or Mycobacterium vaccae), adjuvanted protein subunit vaccines, viral vector-delivered subunit vaccines, plasmid DNA vaccines, RNA-based vaccines etc...
January 17, 2018: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340698/simultaneous-detection-of-chicken-cytokines-in-plasma-samples-using-the-bio-plex-assay
#8
Jitka Mucksová, Karel Chalupský, Jirí Plachý, Jirí Kalina, Pavla Rachacová, Ondrej Stanek, Pavel Trefil
A chicken multiplex cytokine assay (Bio-Plex) to detect four different cytokines (IL-2, IL-12, IL-10, and interferon gamma) simultaneously in plasma samples was designed. Most standard curves range between 1 to 5 pg/mL and 5,000 pg/mL, except for IFNγ with the range of 50 to 25,000 pg/mL. Such a chicken multiplex assay proved to be fast and reliable, and comparable in sensitivity, accuracy, and reproducibility to conventional enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays. Comparison of the multiplex assay with the ELISA technique using the same clones of detection and capture antibodies resulted in correlation coefficients for all cytokines ranging from 0...
January 11, 2018: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335698/absorbance-enhancement-of-aptamers-gnp-enables-sensitive-protein-detection-in-rat-brains
#9
Jinpeng Mao, Muzhen Xu, Wenliang Ji, Meining Zhang
An absorbance enhanced probe based on gold nanoparticles (GNPs) was proposed for a protein assay in the cerebrospinal fluid of a rat brain. The GNPs, assembled with two aptamers by proximity ligation, have high anti-salt properties, and good selectivity and response toward proteins, such as interferon-gamma, in the brain.
January 16, 2018: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332266/association-between-the-interferon-gamma-874-t-a-polymorphism-and-the-severity-of-valvular-damage-in-patients-with-rheumatic-heart-disease
#10
Erhan Teker, A Basak Akadam-Teker, Oguz Ozturk, Allison Pinar Eronat, Kivanc Yalin, S Ebru Golcuk, Zehra Bugra
Interferon gamma (IFN-γ) is a multifunctional cytokine that plays an important role in modulating almost all phases of the immune response and may be responsible for the increased valvular fibrosis and calcification in the pathogenesis of rheumatic heart disease (RHD). The aim of this study was to investigate the possible relationship between the IFN-γ +874 T/A polymorphism and the severity of valvular damage in the Turkish population. The IFN-γ genotypes were determined in 152 RHD patients and 151 healthy controls by ARMS-PCR...
January 13, 2018: Biochemical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330447/human-placental-derived-adherent-stromal-cells-co-induced-with-tnf-%C3%AE-and-ifn-%C3%AE-inhibit-triple-negative-breast-cancer-in-nude-mouse-xenograft-models
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Hoshea Allen, Niva Shraga-Heled, Michal Blumenfeld, Tamar Dego-Ashto, Dana Fuchs-Telem, Ariel Gilert, Zami Aberman, Racheli Ofir
Culturing 3D-expanded human placental-derived adherent stromal cells (ASCs) in the presence of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) and interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) transiently upregulated the secretion of numerous anti-proliferative, anti-angiogenic and pro-inflammatory cytokines. In a 3D-spheroid screening assay, conditioned medium from these induced-ASCs inhibited proliferation of cancer cell lines, including triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) lines. In vitro co-culture studies of induced-ASCs with MDA-MB-231 human breast carcinoma cells, a model representing TNBC, supports a mechanism involving immunomodulation and angiogenesis inhibition...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325798/evaluation-of-the-performance-of-two-tuberculosis-interferon-gamma-release-assays-igra-elisa-and-t-spot-tb-for-diagnosing-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-infection
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Linchuan Wang, Xu-Dong Tian, Yan Yu, Wei Chen
OBJECTIVES: The IGRA-ELISA and T-SPOT.TB are widely used in China. The aim of the study was to evaluate the performance of the two assays in diagnosis Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. METHODS: Of the 3727 patients in the study, 204 underwent testing using both the T-SPOT.TB and IGRA-ELISA, 1794 were tested using the T-SPOT.TB only, and 1729 were tested using the IGRA-ELISA only. The positive rate and consistency of the two assays were analyzed, and their sensitivity and specificity for diagnosing active tuberculosis were compared...
January 8, 2018: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325465/prevalence-of-positive-quantiferon-gold-in-tube-testing-in-hidradenitis-suppurativa
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Tina Boortalary, Kanchan Misra, Sean McNish, Derek Jones, Victoria K Shanmugam
AIM: Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic, recurrent, inflammatory disease of the apocrine sweat glands. Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) inhibitors are commonly used to treat HS. However, prior to initiating therapy patients must be screened for mycobacterium tuberculosis (mTB) exposure. Several mTB screening tests based on interferon gamma release assays are commercially available, but the performance of these assays in the HS population is unknown. The purpose of this study was to investigate the performance of the QuantiFERON gold in-tube assay (QFT-GIT) in a cohort of patients with HS...
January 22, 2018: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322424/expression-and-purification-of-jak1-and-socs1-for-structural-and-biochemical-studies
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Nicholas P D Liau, Jeffrey J Babon
Interferon gamma (IFNγ) is a potent inflammatory and immune cytokine. IFNγ signals via the interferon gamma receptor (IFNGR), which is constitutively bound to Janus Kinase (JAK) 1 and JAK2 via its intracellular domain. These two JAK proteins then initiate the inflammatory signaling cascade. The most potent inhibitor of IFNγ signaling is Suppressor of Cytokine Signaling 1 (SOCS1). SOCS1 negatively regulates IFNγ signaling pathway (and other pathways) by directly inhibiting JAKs. Here, we describe a protocol for the recombinant production and purification of the JAK1 kinase domain and its inhibitor SOCS1, for structural and biochemical studies...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313175/a-biomolecular-network-driven-proteinic-interaction-in-hcv-clearance
#15
Pratichi Singh, Febin Prabhu Dass J
Hepatitis C virus infection causes chronic liver disease that leads to cancer-related mortality. Presently around 30% of the HCV (infected) affected population get rid of the infection through spontaneous disease clearance. This phenomenon is conducted by a set of reported immune candidate genes. Hence, this study focuses only on these immune-response related genes with aid of network approach, where the idea is to disseminate the network for better understanding of key functional genes and their transcription control activity...
January 8, 2018: Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311654/bidirectional-modulation-between-infiltrating-cd3-t-lymphocytes-and-astrocytes-in-the-spinal-cord-drives-the-development-of-allodynia-in-monoarthritic-rats
#16
Ya-Lan Zhou, Shu-Zhuan Zhou, Hao-Ling Li, Man-Li Hu, Hui Li, Qing-Huan Guo, Xiao-Ming Deng, Yu-Qiu Zhang, Hua Xu
Increasing evidence suggests that T cells and glia participate in the process of neuropathic pain. However, little is known about the involvement of T cells or the interaction between glia and T cells at the molecular level. Here we investigated the phenotype of T cell infiltration into the spinal cord in inflammatory pain and explored potential crosstalk between glia and T cells. The establishment of monoarthritis produced T cell infiltration and astrocyte activation, exhibiting similar kinetics in the spinal cord...
January 8, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305520/soluble-slamf6-receptor-induces-strong-cd8-t-cell-effector-function-and-improves-anti-melanoma-activity-in-vivo
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Galit Eisenberg, Roni Engelstein, Anat Geiger, Emma Hajaj, Sharon Merims, Shoshana Frankenburg, Ronny Uzana, Abraham Rutenberg, Arthur Machlenkin, Gabi Frei, Tamar Peretz, Michal Lotem
SLAMF6, a member of the SLAM (signaling lymphocyte activation molecules) family, is a homotypic-binding immune receptor expressed on NK, T, and B lymphocytes. Phosphorylation variance between T-cell subclones prompted us to explore its role in anti-melanoma immunity. Using a 203-amino acid sequence of the human SLAMF6 (seSLAMF6) ectodomain, we found that seSLAMF6 reduced activation-induced cell death and had an anti-apoptotic effect on tumor infiltrating lymphocytes. CD8+ T cells costimulated with seSLAMF6 secreted more interferon gamma and displayed augmented cytolytic activity...
January 5, 2018: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303612/the-effect-of-induction-therapy-on-established-cmv-specific-t-cell-immunity-in-living-donor-kidney-transplantation
#18
L Stranavova, P Hruba, E Girmanova, I Tycova, A Slavcev, J Fronek, J Slatinska, P Reinke, H-D Volk, O Viklicky
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection influences both short and long term outcomes in immunosuppressed organ transplant recipients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of different induction immunosuppression regimens on CMV specific T cell response in patients with already established CMV immunity. In 24 seropositive living donor kidney recipients, the frequency of CMV specific T cells was determined by ELISPOT (Enzyme-Linked ImmunoSpot) assay prior and 6 months after transplantation. Recipients' peripheral blood mononuclear cells were stimulated with immediate-early (IE1) and phosphoprotein 65 (pp65) CMV-derived peptide pools and the number of cells producing interferon gamma (IFN-gamma) was assessed...
January 5, 2018: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302828/analysis-of-biomarker-serum-levels-in-ivig-and-infliximab-refractory-kawasaki-disease-patients
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Akira Hachiya, Norimoto Kobayashi, Satoshi Matsuzaki, Yusuke Takeuchi, Yohei Akazawa, Tomonari Shigemura, Noriko Motoki, Junya Masumoto, Kazunaga Agematsu
Infliximab (IFX) is effective for treatment of refractory Kawasaki disease (KD). However, the precise mechanisms and biomarkers for IFX efficacy are unknown. We tried to evaluate the effect and response to IFX therapy by measuring serum cytokine levels. Twenty-nine children with KD who had been resistant to two courses of high-dose intravenous immunoglobulin were enrolled and treated with IFX. Plasma samples were analyzed for cytokines before and after IFX administration. Serum levels of interleukin-6, granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF), interferon-gamma-induced monokine, interferon-gamma inducible protein 10 (IP-10), monocyte chemotactic protein 1, and soluble tumor necrosis factor-alpha receptor (sTNFR) 1 and 2 were significantly elevated before IFX treatment, but promptly decreased after the administration...
January 4, 2018: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298097/functional-defects-of-regulatory-t-cell-through-interleukin-10-mediated-mechanism-in-the-induction-of-gestational-diabetes-mellitus
#20
Yan Yang, Lixiu Liu, Beibei Liu, Qi Li, Zhe Wang, Sitong Fan, He Wang, Liandi Wang
Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a metabolic and low-grade inflammatory disease most commonly found in pregnant women with high body mass index and non-Caucasian ethnicities; however, not all women of high-risk groups develop GDM. We hypothesized that regulatory T cells (Tregs) might present a role in suppressing GDM development. To this end, 55 high-risk women at early pregnancy (first trimester) were recruited, and 21 of them developed GDM while the other 34 did not. Compared to those subjects who did not develop GDM (non-GDM), the patients who developed GDM presented reduced levels of Tregs and elevated levels of serum interleukin 6 (IL-6) and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha)...
January 3, 2018: DNA and Cell Biology
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