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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727997/therapeutic-intranasal-instillation-of-allergen-loaded-microbubbles-suppresses-experimental-allergic-asthma-in-mice
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Blaise Corthésy, Gilles Bioley
Despite proven efficiency, subcutaneous immunotherapy for aeroallergens is impaired by the duration of the protocol, the repeated injections and potential side-effects associated with the doses of allergen administered. Intranasal delivery of immunotherapeutic agents may overcome several of these drawbacks, provided that an efficient allergen delivery vehicle can be identified. This study evaluates whether intranasally delivered gas-filled microbubble (MB)-associated ovalbumin (OVA), used as a model allergen, can serve as a therapeutic treatment in a mouse model of established allergic asthma...
July 12, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727824/infiltrative-tumor-growth-patterns-on-magnetic-resonance-imaging-associated-with-systemic-inflammation-and-oncological-outcome-in-patients-with-high-grade-soft-tissue-sarcoma
#2
Tomoki Nakamura, Akihiko Matsumine, Takao Matsubara, Kunihiro Asanuma, Yuki Yada, Tomohito Hagi, Akihiro Sudo
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine whether the tumor infiltrative growth pattern on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was associated with blood inflammatory markers (C-reactive protein; CRP and Neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio; NLR) and survival in patients with high-grade soft-tissue sarcoma (STS). METHODS: The cohort for this retrospective study included 81 patients with a mean age of 63 years. The tumor depth was superficial or deep in 15 and 66 patients, respectively...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727802/diagnostic-accuracy-of-procalcitonin-neutrophil-lymphocyte-count-ratio-c-reactive-protein-and-lactate-in-patients-with-suspected-bacterial-sepsis
#3
Lars Ljungström, Anna-Karin Pernestig, Gunnar Jacobsson, Rune Andersson, Barbara Usener, Diana Tilevik
BACKGROUND: Early recognition is a key factor to achieve improved outcomes for septic patients. Combinations of biomarkers, as opposed to single ones, may improve timely diagnosis and survival. We investigated the performance characteristics of sepsis biomarkers, alone and in combination, for diagnosis of verified bacterial sepsis using Sepsis-2 and Sepsis-3 criteria, respectively. METHODS: Procalcitonin (PCT), neutrophil-lymphocyte count ratio (NLCR), C-reactive protein (CRP), and lactate were determined in a total of 1,572 episodes of adult patients admitted to the emergency department on suspicion of sepsis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727781/escherichia-coli-mastitis-strains-in-vitro-phenotypes-and-severity-of-infection-in-vivo
#4
Perrine Roussel, Adeline Porcherie, Maryline Répérant-Ferter, Patricia Cunha, Christophe Gitton, Pascal Rainard, Pierre Germon
Mastitis remains a major infection of dairy cows and an important issue for dairy farmers and the dairy industry, in particular infections due to Escherichia coli strains. So far, properties specific to E. coli causing mastitis remain ill defined. In an attempt to better understand the properties required for E. coli to trigger mastitis, we used a range of in vitro assays to phenotypically characterize four E. coli strains, including the prototypical E. coli mastitis strain P4, possessing different relative abilities to cause mastitis in a mouse model...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727215/neutrophil-extracellular-traps-coincide-with-a-pro-coagulant-status-of-microcirculatory-endothelium-in-burn-wounds
#5
H Ibrahim Korkmaz, Magda M W Ulrich, Sanne Vogels, Tim de Wit, Paul P M van Zuijlen, Paul A J Krijnen, Hans W M Niessen
Burn-induced tissue loss is partly related to secondary expansion of necrosis into vital dermis neighbouring the initial burn injury. An important factor herein is the severe loss of perfusion of the burn wound, probably caused by microvascular damage induced by the intense local inflammatory responses as well as burn-induced hypercoagulation. We hypothesize that the formation of Neutrophilic Extracellular Traps (NETs) play an important role in this. The purpose of this study was to investigate post-burn intravascular thrombosis, NETs formation and the coagulant state in the microvasculature of burns in both animal models and patients...
July 20, 2017: Wound Repair and Regeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727131/evaluation-of-the-hematologic-system-as-a-marker-of-subclinical-inflammation-in-hyperemesis-gravidarum-a-case-control-study
#6
Fatma Beyazit, Filiz Halici Öztürk, Eren Pek, Mesut Abdülkerim Ünsal
OBJECTIVES: Current evidence suggests that subclinical inflammation plays a significant role in the development of hyperemesis gravidarum (HEG). Simple hematological markers, such as mean platelet volume (MPV), neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR), have been shown to reflect inflammatory burden and disease activity in several disorders. This study aimed to determine the diagnostic value of these hematological parameters for HEG. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 54 HEG patients and 58 age- and gestational-age-matched control subjects were studied...
2017: Ginekologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727113/feed-withdrawal-and-transportation-effects-on-salmonella-enterica-levels-in-market-weight-pigs
#7
S D Eicher, M H Rostagno, D C Lay
Feed withdrawal and transport commonly occur together in pigs. Objectives of this study were to determine if these preslaughter stressors, feed withdrawal and transportation, affect the levels of , stress hormone concentrations, and immune functions in infected market pigs. A 2 × 2 factorial analysis of a randomized complete block design with feed withdrawal and transport as fixed effects was used. Sixty market-weight pigs were individually inoculated with serovar Typhimurium. The experiment was replicated 3 times (blocking factor) with 20 pigs per replicate...
July 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726740/cyclic-peptides-as-novel-therapeutic-microbicides-engineering-of-human-defensin-mimetics
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Annarita Falanga, Ersilia Nigro, Margherita Gabriella De Biasi, Aurora Daniele, Giancarlo Morelli, Stefania Galdiero, Olga Scudiero
Cyclic peptides are receiving significant attention thanks to their antimicrobial activity and high serum stability, which is useful to develop and design novel antimicrobial agents. Antimicrobial peptides appear to be key components of innate defences against bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Among the others, defensins possess a strong microbicidial activity. Defensins are cationic and amphipathic peptides with six cysteine residues connected by three disulfide bonds found in plants, insects, and mammals; they are divided in three families: α-, β-, and θ-defensins...
July 20, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726663/-peculiarities-of-community-acquired-pneumonia-in-children-with-neurological-pathology
#9
O Zubarenko, G Kopiyka, T Kravchenko, L Koval, K Gurienko
Neurological disorders in children highly affect the course of pneumonia, its outcome and the development of possible complications. The aim of the study was to reveal clinical and paraclinical features of community-acquired pneumonia in younger children with neurologic pathology infantile cerebral palsy. Under observation were 37 children with community-acquired pneumonia aged 1 to 3 years that suffered from spastic forms of infantile cerebral palsy. The comparison group consisted of 30 children with community-acquired pneumonia without any concomitant neurological pathology...
June 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726269/previous-physical-exercise-alters-hepatic-profile-of-oxidative-inflammatory-status-and-limits-the-secondary-brain-damage-induced-by-severe-tbi-in-rats
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Mauro Robson Torres de Castro, Ana Paula de Oliveira Ferreira, Guilherme Lago Busanello, Luís Roberto Hart da Silva, Mauro Eduardo Porto da Silveira Junior, Fernando Fiorin, Gabriela Arrifano, Maria Elena Crespo López, Rômulo Pillon Barcelos, María J Cuevas, Guilherme Bresciani, Javier González-Gallego, Michele Rechia Fighera, Luiz Fernando Freire Royes
Although systemic responses have been described after traumatic brain injury (TBI), little is known regarding potential interactions between brain and peripheral organs after neuronal injury. In this sense, we decided to investigate whether peripheral oxidative/inflammatory response contributes to the neuronal dysfunction after TBI as well as prophylactic role of exercise training. Animals were submitted to fluid percussion injury (FPI) after 6 weeks of swimming training. Previous exercise training increased mRNA expression of X receptor alpha (LXR-α), ATP-binding cassette transporter (ABCA1), and decreased inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) and interleukin (IL)-6 expression per se in liver...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725639/anaplasma-phagocytophilum-msp4-and-hsp70-proteins-are-involved-in-interactions-with-host-cells-during-pathogen-infection
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Marinela Contreras, Pilar Alberdi, Lourdes Mateos-Hernández, Isabel G Fernández de Mera, Ana L García-Pérez, Marie Vancová, Margarita Villar, Nieves Ayllón, Alejandro Cabezas-Cruz, James J Valdés, Snorre Stuen, Christian Gortazar, José de la Fuente
Anaplasma phagocytophilum transmembrane and surface proteins play a role during infection and multiplication in host neutrophils and tick vector cells. Recently, A. phagocytophilum Major surface protein 4 (MSP4) and Heat shock protein 70 (HSP70) were shown to be localized on the bacterial membrane, with a possible role during pathogen infection in ticks. In this study, we hypothesized that A. phagocytophilum MSP4 and HSP70 have similar functions in tick-pathogen and host-pathogen interactions. To address this hypothesis, herein we characterized the role of these bacterial proteins in interaction and infection of vertebrate host cells...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725546/pulmonary-involvement-in-adult-still-s-disease-case-report-and-brief-review-of-literature
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Aldo Guerrieri, Giulia Angeletti, Massimiliano Mazzolini, Ilaria Bassi, Stefano Nava
BACKGROUND: Adult onset Still disease (AOSD) is a rare condition characterized by elevated fever along with arthritic symptoms, elevated polymorphonuclear neutrophil count, evanescent rash, and hyperferritinemia. Diagnosis can be made only after have ruled out more frequent conditions, and Yamagouchi or Fautrel criteria should be applied. Parenchimal lung involvement (PLI) is present in less than 5% of AOSD cases and ranges from aspecific reticular interstitial opacities to life threatening conditions, such as acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724995/the-expression-of-formyl-peptide-receptor-1-is-correlated-with-tumor-invasion-of-human-colorectal-cancer
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Shu-Qin Li, Ning Su, Ping Gong, Hai-Bo Zhang, Jin Liu, Ding Wang, Yan-Ping Sun, Yan Zhang, Feng Qian, Bo Zhao, Yang Yu, Richard D Ye
Formyl peptide receptors (FPRs) are G protein-coupled chemoattractant receptors expressed mainly in phagocytic leukocytes. High expression of FPRs has also been detected in several cancers but the functions of FPR1 in tumor invasion and metastasis is poorly understood. In this study, we investigated the expression of FPRs in primary human colorectal cancer (CRC) and analyzed the association of FPRs expression with clinicopathological parameters. The levels of FPRs mRNA, especially those of FPR1, were significantly higher in colorectal tumors than in distant normal tissues and adjacent non-tumor tissues...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724884/effects-of-zinc-finger-protein-a20-on-lipopolysaccharide-lps-induced-pulmonary-inflammation-anti-inflammatory-mediators-in-an-acute-lung-injury-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-rat-model
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Ding-Qian Wu, Hong-Bo Wu, Mao Zhang, Jian-An Wang
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of zinc finger protein A20 on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced pulmonary inflammation/anti-inflammatory mediators in an acute lung injury/acute respiratory distress syndrome (ALI/ARDS) rat model. MATERIAL AND METHODS Forty-eight ALI/ARDS rats were selected and assigned into normal saline (NS) (injected with NS), LPS (injected with LPS), LPS-C1 (injected with pEGFP-C1, NS and LPS), and A20 groups (injected with pEGFP-C1-A20, NS, and LPS). The wet/dry (W/D) ratio of rat lung tissues and total protein concentration and the number of neutrophils in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) were detected...
July 20, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724795/alx-receptor-ligands-define-a-biochemical-endotype-for-severe-asthma
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Isabell Ricklefs, Ioanna Barkas, Melody G Duvall, Manuela Cernadas, Nicole L Grossman, Elliot Israel, Eugene R Bleecker, Mario Castro, Serpil C Erzurum, John V Fahy, Benjamin M Gaston, Loren C Denlinger, David T Mauger, Sally E Wenzel, Suzy A Comhair, Andrea M Coverstone, Merritt L Fajt, Annette T Hastie, Mats W Johansson, Michael C Peters, Brenda R Phillips, Bruce D Levy
BACKGROUND: In health, inflammation resolution is an active process governed by specialized proresolving mediators and receptors. ALX/FPR2 receptors (ALX) are targeted by both proresolving and proinflammatory ligands for opposing signaling events, suggesting pivotal roles for ALX in the fate of inflammatory responses. Here, we determined if ALX expression and ligands were linked to severe asthma (SA). METHODS: ALX expression and levels of proresolving ligands (lipoxin A4 [LXA4], 15-epi-LXA4, and annexin A1 [ANXA1]), and a proinflammatory ligand (serum amyloid A [SAA]) were measured in bronchoscopy samples collected in Severe Asthma Research Program-3 (SA [n = 69], non-SA [NSA, n = 51] or healthy donors [HDs, n = 47])...
July 20, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724791/mitochondrial-dna-enriched-microparticles-promote-acute-on-chronic-alcoholic-neutrophilia-and-hepatotoxicity
#16
Yan Cai, Ming-Jiang Xu, Erik H Koritzinsky, Zhou Zhou, Wei Wang, Haixia Cao, Peter St Yuen, Ruth A Ross, Robert A Star, Suthat Liangpunsakul, Bin Gao
Over the last several years, one of the major advances in the field of alcoholic liver disease research was the discovery that binge alcohol consumption induced neutrophilia and hepatic neutrophil infiltration in chronically ethanol-fed mice and human subjects with excessive alcohol use (EAU); however, the underlying mechanisms remain obscure. Here, we demonstrated that chronic EAU patients with a history of recent excessive drinking (EAU + RD) had higher serum levels of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA)-enriched microparticles (MPs) than EAU without recent drinking (EAU - RD) and healthy controls, which correlated positively with circulating neutrophils...
July 20, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724755/trim33-tif1-%C3%AE-is-essential-for-macrophage-and-neutrophil-mobilisation-to-developmental-or-inflammatory-cues
#17
Doris Lou Demy, Muriel Tauzin, Mylène Lancino, Véronique le Cabec, Michael Redd, Emi Murayama, Isabelle Maridonneau-Parini, Nikolaus Trede, Philippe Herbomel
Macrophages infiltrate and establish in developing organs from an early stage, often before these have become vascularised. Similarly, leukocytes in general can quickly migrate through tissues to any site of wounding. This unique capacity is rooted in their characteristic amoeboid motility, the genetic basis of which is poorly known. Trim33 (Tif1-γ), a nuclear protein that associates with specific DNA binding transcription factors to modulate gene expression, has been found mainly involved in hematopoiesis and gene regulation by TGF-ß...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724741/body-height-and-immune-efficacy-testing-body-stature-as-a-signal-of-biological-quality
#18
Bogusław Pawłowski, Judyta Nowak, Barbara Borkowska, Daria Augustyniak, Zuzanna Drulis-Kawa
According to the good genes hypothesis and energy allocation theory, human adult body height may reflect biological quality. An important aspect of this quality is immune system functioning (ISF). The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between ISF and body height in healthy people. The ISF was determined by several important innate (total complement and lysozyme activity, neutrophil function) and adaptive immune parameters (lymphocytes, IgA and IgG, and response to the flu vaccine). Overall, 96 males and 97 females were subjected to flu vaccination, and of these, 35 males and 34 females were subjected to tetanus...
July 26, 2017: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724541/stim1-and-stim2-cooperatively-regulate-mouse-neutrophil-store-operated-calcium-entry-and-cytokine-production
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Regina A Clemens, Joshua Chong, Derayvia Grimes, Yongmei Hu, Clifford A Lowell
Neutrophils are key effector cells of the innate immune system. Calcium-dependent signaling pathways initiated by store-operated calcium entry (SOCE) are known to regulate neutrophil activation, however the precise mechanism of this process remains unclear. STIM1 and STIM2 are calcium sensing molecules that link calcium depletion of the endoplasmic reticulum with opening of plasma membrane calcium channels. While a role for STIM1 in neutrophil SOCE and activation has been established, the function of STIM2 is unknown...
July 19, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724384/deficiency-of-pi3-kinase-catalytic-isoforms-p110%C3%AE-and-p110%C3%AE-in-mice-enhances-the-il-17-g-csf-axis-and-induces-neutrophilia
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Kirsten Bucher, Fee Schmitt, Benedikt Mothes, Carolin Blumendeller, Daniel Schäll, Roland Piekorz, Emilio Hirsch, Bernd Nürnberg, Sandra Beer-Hammer
BACKGROUND: Phosphoinositide 3-kinase γ (PI3Kγ) and PI3Kδ are second messenger-generating enzymes with key roles in proliferation, differentiation, survival, and function of leukocytes. Deficiency of the catalytic subunits p110γ and p110δ of PI3Kγ and PI3Kδ in p110γ/δ(-/-) mice leads to defective B- and T-cell homeostasis. Here we examined the role of p110γ and p110δ in the homeostasis of neutrophils by analyzing p110γ(-/-), p110δ(-/-) and p110γ/δ(-/-) mice. METHODS: Neutrophils and T cells in leukocyte suspensions from the bone marrow (BM), blood, spleen and lung were analyzed by flow cytometry...
July 19, 2017: Cell Communication and Signaling: CCS
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