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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806779/a-mutation-in-nischarin-causes-otitis-media-via-limk1-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathways
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Michael Crompton, Tom Purnell, Hayley E Tyrer, Andrew Parker, Greg Ball, Rachel E Hardisty-Hughes, Richard Gale, Debbie Williams, Charlotte H Dean, Michelle M Simon, Ann-Marie Mallon, Sara Wells, Mahmood F Bhutta, Martin J Burton, Hilda Tateossian, Steve D M Brown
Otitis media (OM), inflammation of the middle ear (ME), is a common cause of conductive hearing impairment. Despite the importance of the disease, the aetiology of chronic and recurrent forms of middle ear inflammatory disease remains poorly understood. Studies of the human population suggest that there is a significant genetic component predisposing to the development of chronic OM, although the underlying genes are largely unknown. Using N-ethyl-N-nitrosourea mutagenesis we identified a recessive mouse mutant, edison, that spontaneously develops a conductive hearing loss due to chronic OM...
August 14, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806563/alteration-of-the-number-and-percentage-of-innate-immune-cells-in-preschool-children-from-an-e-waste-recycling-area
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Yu Zhang, Xijin Xu, Di Sun, Junjun Cao, Yuling Zhang, Xia Huo
Heavy metal lead (Pb) and cadmium (Cd) are widespread environmental contaminants and exert detrimental effects on the immune system. We evaluated the association between Pb/Cd exposures and innate immune cells in children from an electronic waste (e-waste) recycling area. A total number of 294 preschool children were recruited, including 153 children from Guiyu (e-waste exposed group), and 141 from Haojiang (reference group). Pb and Cd levels in peripheral blood were measured by graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrophotometer, NK cell percentages were detected by flow cytometer, and other innate immune cells including monocytes, eosinophils, neutrophils and basophils were immediately measured by automated hematology analyzer...
August 11, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806419/effects-of-short-term-dry-immersion-on-bone-remodeling-markers-insulin-and-adipokines
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Marie-Thérèse Linossier, Liubov E Amirova, Mireille Thomas, Myriam Normand, Marie-Pierre Bareille, Guillemette Gauquelin-Koch, Arnaud Beck, Marie-Claude Costes-Salon, Christine Bonneau, Claude Gharib, Marc-Antoine Custaud, Laurence Vico
BACKGROUND: Dry immersion (DI), a ground-based model of microgravity previously used in Russia, has been recently implemented in France. The aim of this study was to analyze early events in a short-term DI model in which all conditions are met to investigate who is first challenged from osteo- or adipo-kines and to what extent they are associated to insulin-regulating hormones. METHODS: Twelve healthy men were submitted to a 3-day DI. Fasting blood was collected during pre-immersion phase for the determination of the baseline data collection (BDC), daily during DI (DI24h, DI48H and DI72h), then after recovery (R+3h and R+24h)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806403/th17-cells-are-associated-with-protection-from-ventilator-associated-pneumonia
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Marika Orlov, Victoria Dmyterko, Mark M Wurfel, Carmen Mikacenic
BACKGROUND: CD4+ T-helper 17 (Th17) cells and Interleukin (IL)-17A play an important role in clearing pathogens in mouse models of pneumonia. We hypothesized that numbers of Th17 cells and levels of IL-17A are associated with risk for nosocomial pneumonia in humans. METHODS: We collected bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid from mechanically ventilated (n = 25) patients undergoing quantitative bacterial culture to evaluate for ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806402/multi-functional-mechanisms-of-immune-evasion-by-the-streptococcal-complement-inhibitor-c5a-peptidase
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Nicola N Lynskey, Mark Reglinski, Damien Calay, Matthew K Siggins, Justin C Mason, Marina Botto, Shiranee Sriskandan
The complement cascade is crucial for clearance and control of invading pathogens, and as such is a key target for pathogen mediated host modulation. C3 is the central molecule of the complement cascade, and plays a vital role in opsonization of bacteria and recruitment of neutrophils to the site of infection. Streptococcal species have evolved multiple mechanisms to disrupt complement-mediated innate immunity, among which ScpA (C5a peptidase), a C5a inactivating enzyme, is widely conserved. Here we demonstrate for the first time that pyogenic streptococcal species are capable of cleaving C3, and identify C3 and C3a as novel substrates for the streptococcal ScpA, which are functionally inactivated as a result of cleavage 7 amino acids upstream of the natural C3 convertase...
August 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806027/a-rare-case-of-lymphadenopathy-kikuchi-fujimoto-disease
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Josh Rezkalla, Douglas W Lynch
A relatively unknown cause of cervical lymphadenopathy is Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease, also known as histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis. This is a rare and benign condition that presents with painful cervical lymphadenopathy, fevers, night sweats, and weight loss. This disease is most prevalent in Asian women between the age of 20-35 years. The diagnosis of Kikuchi Disease is made histologically and is characterized by paracortical areas of necrosis and a notable complete absence of neutrophils. The painful lymphadenopathy can be simply treated with antipyretics, but due to its presenting symptoms of Kikuchi disease, it is often mistaken for malignant lymphoma...
July 2017: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805660/prolyl-hydroxylase-2-inactivation-enhances-glycogen-storage-and-promotes-excessive-neutrophilic-responses
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Pranvera Sadiku, Joseph A Willson, Rebecca S Dickinson, Fiona Murphy, Alison J Harris, Amy Lewis, David Sammut, Ananda S Mirchandani, Eilise Ryan, Emily R Watts, A A Roger Thompson, Helen M Marriott, David H Dockrell, Cormac T Taylor, Martin Schneider, Patrick H Maxwell, Edwin R Chilvers, Massimilliano Mazzone, Veronica Moral, Chris W Pugh, Peter J Ratcliffe, Christopher J Schofield, Bart Ghesquiere, Peter Carmeliet, Moira Kb Whyte, Sarah R Walmsley
Fully activated innate immune cells are required for effective responses to infection, but their prompt deactivation and removal are essential for limiting tissue damage. Here, we have identified a critical role for the prolyl hydroxylase enzyme Phd2 in maintaining the balance between appropriate, predominantly neutrophil-mediated pathogen clearance and resolution of the innate immune response. We demonstrate that myeloid-specific loss of Phd2 resulted in an exaggerated inflammatory response to Streptococcus pneumonia, with increases in neutrophil motility, functional capacity, and survival...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805301/the-lymphocytes-stimulation-induced-dna-release-a-phenomenon-similar-to-netosis
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Yermis Carolina Rocha, Mauricio Rojas, Gloria Vásquez, Juan López
The release of DNA into the extracellular milieu by neutrophil during a process called NETosis has been postulated as an additional source of autoantigens; a process believed to be important in the pathogenesis of some autoimmune disease, such as Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). However, it is not established if the B and T cells undergo the release of DNA to the extracellular milleu, in response to different stimuli. In this study, it was observed that, the treatment of B and T cells with PMA, ionomycin, and the serum from patients with SLE induced the extracellular DNA presence in B and T cells...
August 11, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805287/nongenetically-modified-lactococcus-lactis-adjuvanted-vaccination-enhanced-innate-immunity-against-helicobacter-pylori
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Wei Liu, Zhoulin Tan, Hai Liu, Zhiqin Zeng, Shuanghui Luo, Huimin Yang, Lufeng Zheng, Tao Xi, Yingying Xing
BACKGROUND: Gram-positive enhancer matrix particles (GEM) produced by Lactococcus lactis can enhance vaccine-induced immune response. However, the mechanism under which this adjuvant mounts the efficacy of orally administered vaccines remains unexplored. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We used a prophylactic mice model to investigate the mechanism of GEM-adjuvanted vaccination. Helicobacter pylori urease-specific antibody response was monitored and detected in murine serum by ELISA...
August 14, 2017: Helicobacter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804681/luminol-amplified-chemiluminescence-detects-mainly-superoxide-anion-produced-by-human-neutrophils
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Samia Bedouhène, Farida Moulti-Mati, Margarita Hurtado-Nedelec, Pham My-Chan Dang, Jamel El-Benna
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are produced by numerous biological systems and by several phagocytes such as neutrophils and macrophages. ROS include mostly superoxide anion, hydrogen peroxide, singlet oxygen and hydroxyl radical, which are involved in a variety of biological processes such as immunity, inflammation, apoptosis and cell signaling. Thus, there is a need for a sensitive and reliable method to measure ROS. The luminol-amplified chemiluminescence technique is widely used to measure ROS production by neutrophils; however, it is unclear which ROS species are detected by this technique...
2017: American Journal of Blood Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804660/large-granular-lymphocytic-leukemia-a-report-of-response-to-rituximab
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Uroosa Ibrahim, Sara Parylo, Shiksha Kedia, Shafinaz Hussein, Jean Paul Atallah
Large granular lymphocytic (LGL) leukemia is a rare form of low grade leukemia characterized by large cytotoxic T cells or natural killer cells on morphological examination. Immunosuppressive therapy is employed as first-line therapy. Treatment options in refractory cases include the anti-CD52 antibody alemtuzumab and purine analogues. We report a rare case that responded to the anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody rituximab. A 77-year-old female presented with complaints of fatigue, fever, and chills of 3 months' duration...
2017: Case Reports in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804627/effect-of-rapamycin-on-early-stage-apoptosis-of-neutrophils-in-sprague-dawley-rats-with-acute-lung-injury
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Liwei Li, Changtai Zhu, Ye Yuan, Zhiqiang Li
Transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) is a serious complication characterized by the acute onset of non-cardiogenic pulmonary edema following transfusion of blood products. It is not known whether rapamycin has an effect on TRALI that is caused by blood transfusion. The aim of the present study was to determine the effect of rapamycin on early stage apoptosis of neutrophils in Sprague-Dawley rats with acute lung injury. Animal models of TRALI and acute pancreatitis-associated lung injury (APALI) were prepared using Sprague-Dawley rats and histopathological examination of lung tissues was used to validate acute lung injury models...
August 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804626/efficacy-and-safety-of-biosimilar-filgrastim-in-primary-and-secondary-prevention-of-febrile-neutropenia
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Leszek Kraj, Joanna Krawczyk-Lipiec, Joanna Górniewska, Grzegorz Orlik
Neutropenia and febrile neutropenia (FN) are among the most common side effects/complications of chemotherapy. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the practice of the use of biosimilar filgrastim in the primary and secondary prevention of FN, and assess its efficacy and safety. A multi-center, non-interventional epidemiological study of 170 cancer patients aged 23-82 years was conducted. Data were collected via a questionnaire completed based on medical documentation and patient examination over five chemotherapy visits...
August 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804620/stress-and-immunological-response-of-heifers-divergently-ranked-for-residual-feed-intake-following-an-adrenocorticotropic-hormone-challenge
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A K Kelly, P Lawrence, B Earley, D A Kenny, M McGee
BACKGROUND: When an animal is exposed to a stressor, metabolic rate, energy consumption and utilisation increase primarily through activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. Changes to partitioning of energy by an animal are likely to influence the efficiency with which it is utilised. Therefore, this study aimed to determine the physiological stress response to an exogenous adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) challenge in beef heifers divergently ranked on phenotypic residual feed intake (RFI)...
2017: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804487/the-response-of-phagocytes-to-indoor-air-toxicity
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Liisa K Vilén, Janne Atosuo, Esa-Matti Lilius
This perspective presents a viewpoint on potential methods assessing toxicity of indoor air. Until recently, the major techniques to document moldy environment have been microbial isolation using conventional culture techniques for fungi and bacteria as well as in some instances polymerase chain reaction to detect microbial genetic components. However, it has become increasingly evident that bacterial and fungal toxins, their metabolic products, and volatile organic substances emitted from corrupted constructions are the major health risks...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804484/neutrophil-extracellular-traps-open-the-pandora-s-box-in-severe-malaria
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Sebastian Boeltz, Luis E Muñoz, Tobias A Fuchs, Martin Herrmann
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803730/renal-sodium-gradient-orchestrates-a-dynamic-antibacterial-defense-zone
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Miriam R Berry, Rebeccah J Mathews, John R Ferdinand, Chenzhi Jing, Kevin W Loudon, Elizabeth Wlodek, Thomas W Dennison, Christoph Kuper, Wolfgang Neuhofer, Menna R Clatworthy
Lower urinary tract infections are among the most common human bacterial infections, but extension to the kidneys is rare. This has been attributed to mechanical forces, such as urine flow, that prevent the ascent of bladder microbes. Here, we show that the regional hypersalinity, required for the kidney's urine-concentrating function, instructs epithelial cells to produce chemokines that localize monocyte-derived mononuclear phagocytes (MNPs) to the medulla. This hypersaline environment also increases the intrinsic bactericidal and neutrophil chemotactic activities of MNPs to generate a zone of defense...
August 8, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803455/effect-of-positive-perioperative-donor-and-recipient-respiratory-bacterial-cultures-on-early-post-transplant-outcomes-in-lung-transplant-recipients
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Crystal K Howell, Christopher A Paciullo, Marshall G Lyon, David Neujahr, Peter Lyu, George Cotsonis, Michael Hurtik
BACKGROUND: It is standard practice to administer prophylactic antibiotics post lung transplantation. However, no studies have evaluated the impact of culture positivity. The purpose of this study was to evaluate early post-transplant outcomes of culture-positive and culture-negative lung transplant (LT) recipients and the appropriateness of the empiric regimens used. METHODS: Adult patients who received an LT at Emory University Hospital between January 1, 2010 and August 31, 2015 were reviewed and stratified into three groups: (i) culture-positive appropriate empiric treatment, (ii) culture-positive inappropriate empiric treatment, and (iii) culture-negative...
August 13, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803442/neutrophils-nets-netosis-old-or-new-factors-in-sepsis-and-septic-shock
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Małgorzata Lipinska-Gediga
Neutrophils are an key part of the innate immune system in the host's defences against pathogens. Circulating neutrophils are recruited at the sites of infection or sterile inflammation in response to pathogen and host-derived inflammatory mediators. In addition to phagocytosis and degranulation, neutrophils display the release of NETs in order to restrain infection. NETs are able to entrap and kill microbes, and display proinflammatory and prothrombotic properties.
2017: Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803258/the-impact-of-antimicrobial-prophylaxis-in-morbidity-and-infections-during-azacitidine-treatment
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Natalia Lorenzana, Laura Francisca Avila, Sara Alonso, Enrique Colado, Teresa Bernal
The clinical consequences of the infectious events in patients receiving azacitidine are poorly documented. Likewise, the role of primary antimicrobial prophylaxis is unknown. In this retrospective, single-center study, we compare the impact of prophylaxis on the incidence of infection and morbidity in all consecutive higher-risk myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients, during the first 4 azacitidine cycles. Seventy-six patients, corresponding to 283 azacitidine cycles, were studied...
August 13, 2017: Annals of Hematology
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