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Siamak Moghadam-Kia, Rohit Aggarwal, Chester V Oddis
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: As treatment of refractory cases of idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIMs) has been challenging, there is growing interest in assessing novel biologics that target various pathways implicated in the pathogenesis of IIM. RECENT FINDINGS: In the largest clinical trial in adult and juvenile IIM assessing the effectiveness of rituximab, the primary outcome was not met but 83% of this refractory group of IIM patients met a predefined definition of improvement and rituximab demonstrated a significant glucocorticoid-sparing effect...
August 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817438/alternatively-activated-macrophages-drive-browning-of-white-adipose-tissue-in-burns
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Abdikarim Abdullahi, Christopher Auger, Mile Stanojcic, David Patsouris, Alexandra Parousis, Slava Epelman, Marc G Jeschke
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to uncover the mediators and mechanistic events that facilitate the browning of white adipose tissue (WAT) in response to burns. BACKGROUND: In hypermetabolic patients (eg, burns, cancer), the browning of WAT has presented substantial clinical challenges related to cachexia, atherosclerosis, and poor clinical outcomes. Browning of the adipose tissue has recently been found to induce and sustain hypermetabolism. Although browning appears central in trauma-, burn-, or cancer-induced hypermetabolic catabolism, the mediators are essentially unknown...
August 16, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817212/fingolimod-against-endotoxin-induced-fetal-brain-injury-in-a-rat-model
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And Yavuz, Mekin Sezik, Ozlem Ozmen, Halil Asci
AIM: Fingolimod is a sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor modulator used for multiple sclerosis treatment and acts on cellular processes such as apoptosis, endothelial permeability, and inflammation. We hypothesized that fingolimod has a positive effect on alleviating preterm fetal brain injury. METHODS: Sixteen pregnant rats were divided into four groups of four rats each. On gestational day 17, i.p. endotoxin was injected to induce fetal brain injury, followed by i...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816988/relationship-between-serum-adipokine-levels-and-radiographic-progression-in-patients-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-a-preliminary-2-year-longitudinal-study
#4
Ji-Heh Park, Seung-Geun Lee, Yun-Kyung Jeon, Eun-Kyoung Park, Young-Sun Suh, Hyun-Ok Kim
The immunomodulatory effects of adipokines have been extensively studied in rheumatic diseases, and there is a paucity of information regarding their effects on bone metabolism.The aim of this study was to investigate the relationships between serum adipokines levels and radiographic progression over 2 years in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS).In this preliminary longitudinal study, we prospectively recruited 20 consecutive male patients with AS and 11 gender- and age-matched healthy subjects. At the baseline and 2-year follow-up, serum adiponectin, leptin, resistin, tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α), interleukin (IL)-6, and Dickkopf-1(DKK-1) levels were measured in AS patients using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays; these measurements were only performed at the baseline for healthy controls...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816833/perioperative-use-of-erythromycin-reduces-cognitive-decline-after-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-surgery-a-pilot-study
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Evanthia Thomaidou, Helena Argiriadou, Georgios Vretzakis, Kalliopi Megari, Nikolaos Taskos, Georgios Chatzigeorgiou, Kyriakos Anastasiadis
OBJECTIVES: Adverse neurologic outcome can be a debilitating complication after cardiac surgery. The aim of this study was to investigate the potential neuroprotective action of erythromycin, a well known antibiotic agent, regarding postoperative cognitive decline in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. METHODS: Forty patients scheduled for elective coronary artery bypass grafting surgery were prospectively randomly assigned in 2 groups: the erythromycin group (n = 19) who received erythromycin at a dose of 25 mg/kg before and after surgery and the control group (n = 21) who did not receive it...
August 14, 2017: Clinical Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816622/obtention-and-characterization-of-the-recombinant-simian-interleukin-15-in-escherichia-coli-for-the-preclinical-assessment-of-an-il-15-based-therapeutic-vaccine
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Yunier Rodríguez-Álvarez, Klaudia Martínez-Cordovez, Alexey Llopiz-Arzuaga, Yassel Ramos-Pérez, Vladimir Besada-Pérez, Dayana García-Lines, Alicia Santos-Savio
Recombinant simian IL-15 (siIL-15) was obtained for the preclinical assessment of an anti-human IL-15 vaccine. For this purpose, the cDNA from peripheral blood mononuclear cells of a Macaca fascicularis monkey was cloned into a pIL-2 vector. The siIL-15 was expressed in E. coli strain W3110 as an insoluble protein which accounted for 13% of the total cellular proteins. Inclusion bodies were solubilized in an 8 M urea solution, which was purified by ion exchange and reverse phase chromatography up to 92% purity...
August 17, 2017: Preparative Biochemistry & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816340/coagulation-factor-xii-regulates-inflammatory-responses-in-human-lungs
#7
Rosanna Hess, Lukasz Wujak, Christina Hesse, Katherina Sewald, Danny Jonigk, Gregor Warnecke, Hans-Gerd Fieguth, Steven de Maat, Coen Maas, Francesco Bonella, Klaus T Preissner, Benjamin Weiss, Liliana Schaefer, Wolfgang M Kuebler, Philipp Markart, Malgorzata Wygrecka
Increased procoagulant activity in the alveolar compartment and uncontrolled inflammation are hallmarks of the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Here, we investigated whether the contact phase system of coagulation is activated and may regulate inflammatory responses in human lungs. Components of the contact phase system were characterized in bronchoalveolar lavage fluids (BALF) from 54 ARDS patients and 43 controls, and their impact on cytokine/chemokine expression in human precision cut lung slices (PCLS) was assessed by a PCR array...
August 17, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815947/olive-oil-phenolics-prevent-oxysterol-induced-pro-inflammatory-cytokine-secretion-and-ros-production-in-human-pbmcs-through-modulation-of-p38-and-jnk-pathways
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Gessica Serra, Monica Deiana, Jeremy P E Spencer, Giulia Corona
SCOPE: The aim of the present study was to investigate the ability of extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) polyphenols to counteract the pro-inflammatory effects induced by dietary and endogenous oxysterols in ex-vivo immune cells. METHODS AND RESULTS: Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs), separated from the whole blood of healthy donors, were utilised and were stimulated with an oxysterols mixture, in the presence of physiologically relevant concentrations of the EVOO polyphenols, hydroxytyrosol (HT), tyrosol (TYR) and homovanillic alcohol (HVA)...
August 16, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815768/micro-vesicles-derived-from-human-wharton-s-jelly-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-mitigate-renal-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-rats-after-cardiac-death-renal-transplantation
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Xiaoqiang Wu, Tianzhong Yan, Zhiwei Wang, Xuan Wu, Guanghui Cao, Chan Zhang, Xiangyong Tian, Junpeng Wang
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the present study was to investigate the possible therapeutic effects of the human Wharton-Jelly mesenchymal stromal cells derived micro-vesicles (hWJMSCs-MVs) on renal ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) after cardiac death (CD) renal transplantation in rats. METHODS: MVs were injected intravenously in rats immediately after renal transplantation. The animals were sacrificed at 24 h, 48 h, 1 and 2 weeks post-transplantation. ELISA was used to determine the von Willebrand Factor (vWF), tumore necrosis factor (TNF)-α and interleukin (IL)-10 levels in the serum...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815548/persistent-increase-in-tnf-and-il-1-markers-in-severe-mental-disorders-suggests-trait-related-inflammation-a-one-year-follow-up-study
#10
R H Mørch, I Dieset, A Faerden, S Hope, M Aas, M Nerhus, E S Gardsjord, M Haram, R S Falk, I Joa, G Morken, I Agartz, P Aukrust, S Djurovic, I Melle, T Ueland, O A Andreassen
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated if plasma levels of inflammatory markers are persistently altered in severe mental disorders with psychotic symptoms or associated with state characteristics in a longitudinal study. METHODS: Soluble tumor necrosis factor receptor 1 (sTNF-R1), interleukin-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1Ra), von Willebrand factor (VWF), and osteoprotegerin (OPG) were measured in schizophrenia (n = 69) and affective (n = 55) spectrum patients at baseline and at one-year follow-up, and compared to healthy controls (HC) (n = 92) with analysis of covariance...
August 16, 2017: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815531/mitochondria-endoplasmic-reticulum-contact-sites-mediate-innate-immune-responses
#11
Takuma Misawa, Michihiro Takahama, Tatsuya Saitoh
Mitochondria and the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) are fundamental organelles that coordinate high-order cell functions. Mitochondria are centers of energy production, whereas the ER is responsible for folding, transport, and degradation of proteins. In addition to their specific functions, mitochondria and ER actively communicate with each other to promote a variety of cellular events, such as material transfer and signal transduction. Recent studies have shown the critical involvement of these organelles in regulation of the innate immune system, which functions in host defense...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815218/capturing-the-systemic-immune-signature-of-a-norovirus-infection-an-n-of-1-case-study-within-a-clinical-trial
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Antony J Cutler, Joao Oliveira, Ricardo C Ferreira, Ben Challis, Neil M Walker, Sarah Caddy, Jia Lu, Helen E Stevens, Deborah J Smyth, Marcin L Pekalski, Jane Kennet, Kara M D Hunter, Ian Goodfellow, Linda S Wicker, John A Todd, Frank Waldron-Lynch
BACKGROUND:  The infection of a participant with norovirus during the adaptive study of interleukin-2 dose on regulatory T cells in type 1 diabetes (DILT1D) allowed a detailed insight into the cellular and cytokine immune responses to this prevalent gastrointestinal pathogen. METHODS:  Serial blood, serum and peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) samples were collected pre-, and post-development of the infection. To differentiate between the immune response to norovirus and to control for the administration of a single dose of aldesleukin (recombinant interleukin-2, rIL-2) alone, samples from five non-infected participants administered similar doses were analysed in parallel...
2017: Wellcome Open Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815179/interleukin-17-can-induce-osteoarthritis-in-rabbit-knee-joints-similar-to-hulth-s-method
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Zili Wang, Chenhuang Zheng, Yunbin Zhong, Jinshen He, Xu Cao, Hansong Xia, Hongliang Ba, Pei Li, Song Wu, Cheng Peng
Interleukin-17 (IL-17) is closely related to osteoarthritis (OA), but animal studies that employ IL-17 to induce OA are currently lacking. Therefore, this study evaluated the effect of IL-17 in the rabbit knee joint. The right knees served as the control group. The left knees were divided randomly into 4 groups: a Hulth group and 3 IL-17 groups (1-ng, 10-ng, and 50-ng groups). OA was induced in the Hulth group using Hulth's method. The IL-17 groups were injected with 1, 10, or 50 ng of IL-17 as indicated. Specimens were collected at 72 h, 1 week, 3 weeks, 6 weeks, and 12 weeks after surgery or the last injection...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814877/mechanism-and-therapeutic-effectiveness-of-nerve-growth-factor-in-osteoarthritis-pain
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REVIEW
Xiushuai Shang, Zhaofei Wang, Hairong Tao
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of articular joint arthritis and a cause of significant morbidity. In this review, we present the role of nerve growth factor (NGF) in pain generation, relationship between NGF and OA pain, and pathogenic factors (interleukin-1β, transforming growth factor-β1, mechanical loading, and adipokines) involved in OA development. Since NGF blocking is an efficient way to inhibit OA-associated pain, we summarize four categories of drugs that target NGF/tropomyosin receptor kinase A (TrkA) signaling...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814844/comparison-between-parameters-of-muscle-performance-and-inflammatory-biomarkers-of-non-sarcopenic-and-sarcopenic-elderly-women
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Lygia Paccini Lustosa, Patrícia Parreira Batista, Daniele Sirineu Pereira, Leani Souza Máximo Pereira, Aline Scianni, Giane Amorim Ribeiro-Samora
BACKGROUND: Sarcopenia is a multifactorial geriatric syndrome with complex interrelationships. Increased plasma levels of inflammatory mediators increase the catabolic stimuli of the musculature, thereby causing a decrease in mass and muscular function. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to compare the performance of the knee extensors test (by isokinetic dynamometer) and plasma levels of interleukin-6 (IL-6) and soluble receptors of tumor necrosis factor alpha (sTNFR1) between sarcopenics and non-sarcopenics community-dwelling elderly women residents of Brazil...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814584/examining-self-reported-and-biological-stress-and-near-misses-among-emergency-medicine-residents-a-single-centre-cross-sectional-assessment-in-the-usa
#16
Bengt B Arnetz, Philip Lewalski, Judy Arnetz, Karen Breejen, Karin Przyklenk
OBJECTIVES: To examine the relationship between perceived and biological stress and near misses among Emergency Medicine residents. DESIGN: Self-rated stress and stress biomarkers were assessed in residents in Emergency Medicine before and after a day shift. The supervising physicians and residents reported numbers of near misses. SETTING: The study took place in the Emergency Department of a large trauma 1 centre, located in Detroit, USA...
August 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814530/a-high-fat-diet-decreases-bone-mass-in-growing-mice-with-systemic-chronic-inflammation-induced-by-low-dose-slow-release-lipopolysaccharide-pellets
#17
Jay J Cao, Brian R Gregoire, Chwan-Li Shen
Background: Chronic inflammation is associated with increased bone resorption and is linked to osteopenia, or low bone mass. Obesity is also associated with low-grade chronic upregulation of inflammatory cytokines.Objective: This study investigated the effect of high-fat (HF) diet-induced obesity on bone structure changes in growing mice with existing systemic chronic inflammation induced by low-dose, slow-release lipopolysaccharide (LPS).Methods: Forty-eight 6-wk-old female C57BL/6 mice were randomly assigned to 4 treatment groups (n = 12/group) in a 2 × 2 factorial design-control (placebo) or LPS treatment (1...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814331/circulating-levels-of-soluble-fas-scd95-are-associated-with-risk-for-development-of-a-nonresolving-acute-kidney-injury-subphenotype
#18
Pavan K Bhatraju, Cassianne Robinson-Cohen, Carmen Mikacenic, Susanna Harju-Baker, Victoria Dmyterko, Natalie S J Slivinski, W Conrad Liles, Jonathan Himmelfarb, Susan R Heckbert, Mark M Wurfel
BACKGROUND: Critically ill patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) can be divided into two subphenotypes, resolving or nonresolving, on the basis of the trajectory of serum creatinine. It is unknown if the biology underlying these two AKI recovery patterns is different. METHODS: We measured eight circulating biomarkers in plasma obtained from a cohort of patients admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) (n = 1241) with systemic inflammatory response syndrome...
August 17, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814068/the-activation-of-nlrp3-inflammsome-by-stimulation-of-diesel-exhaust-particles-in-lung-tissues-from-emphysema-model-and-raw-264-7-cell-line
#19
Soo-Taek Uh, So My Koo, Yangki Kim, Kiup Kim, Sungwoo Park, An Soo Jang, Dojin Kim, Yong Hoon Kim, Choon-Sik Park
Background/Aims: Diesel exhaust particles (DEPs) lead to elevation of reactive oxygen species, which can activate the nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain-like receptor (NLR) family members containing the pyrin domain 3 (NLRP3)-inf lammasome. In this study, we elucidated whether NLRP3 -inf lammasome is activated by DEPs and whether antioxidants (N-acetylcysteine [NAC]) could inhibit such activation. Methods: RAW 264.7 cells and ex vivo lung tissues explants obtained from elastase-induced emphysema animal models were stimulated with cigarette smoking extract (CSE), DEPs, and lipopolysaccharide, and levels of interleukin-1β (IL-1β), caspase-1 and nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain-like receptor (NLR) family members containing the pyrin domain (NLRP3)-inflammasome were assessed by Western blotting and immunohistochemistry...
August 18, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813782/urea-cycle-pathway-targeted-therapeutic-action-of-naringin-against-ammonium-chloride-induced-hyperammonemic-rats
#20
Arumugam Ramakrishnan, Natesan Vijayakumar
Ammonia is a well-known neurotoxin that causes liver disease and urea cycle disorder. Excessive ammonia content in the blood leads to hyperammonemic condition and affects both excitatory and inhibitory neurotransmission including brain edema and coma. Naringin, a plant bioflavonoid present in various citrus fruits and mainly extracted from the grape fruit. This study was designed to assess the protective effect of naringin on ammonium chloride (NH4Cl) induced hyperammonemic rats. Experimental hyperammonemia was induced by intraperitoneal injections (i...
August 12, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
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