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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452207/glycogen-synthase-kinase-3%C3%AE-promotes-liver-innate-immune-activation-by-restraining-amp-activated-protein-kinase-activation
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Haoming Zhou, Han Wang, Ming Ni, Shi Yue, Yongxiang Xia, Ronald W Busuttil, Jerzy W Kupiec-Weglinski, Ling Lu, Xuehao Wang, Yuan Zhai
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Glycogen synthase kinase 3β (Gsk3β) is a ubiquitously expressed kinase with distinctive functions in different types of cells. Although its roles in regulating innate immune activation and ischemia and reperfusion injuries (IRI) have been well documented, underlying mechanisms remain ambiguous, due in part to the lack of cell-specific tools in vivo. METHODS: We created a myeloid-specific Gsk3β KO strain to study its function in macrophages in a murine liver partial warm ischemia model...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452183/purification-structural-elucidation-and-anti-inflammatory-activity-of-xylosyl-galactofucan-from-armillariella-mellea
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Chia-Chuan Chang, Jing-Jy Cheng, I-Jung Lee, Mei-Kuang Lu
A xylosyl galactofucan (AMPS-III) was isolated and identified as a novel anti-inflammatory agent from an edible fungus, Armillariella mellea. The characteristics chemical structure of AMPS-III including the linkages of compositional monosaccharides and structure of the repeat unit were depicted and elucidated by proton, carbon and two-dimensional nuclear magnetic resonance techniques. AMPS-III was chemically proposed to have a partial 4‑O‑xylosylated 1,3-linked α‑d‑galactosyl-interlaced α‑l‑fucan composed of a pentadecasaccharide repeat unit with a molecular mass approximately 13 kDa, as shown below...
February 13, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452166/metformin-ameliorates-the-progression-of-atherosclerosis-via-suppressing-macrophage-infiltration-and-inflammatory-responses-in-rabbits
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Qiangbing Yang, Hongming Yuan, Mao Chen, Jiali Qu, He Wang, Biao Yu, Jiahuan Chen, Shengnan Sun, Xiaochun Tang, Wenzhi Ren
AIMS: The present study aimed to investigate the possible effects of metformin on the progression of atherosclerosis in a rabbit model. MAIN METHODS: Rabbits were randomly divided into three groups (n = 10): the control (Ctrl) group (fed with a chow diet), and two experimental groups, the AS group and the Met group (both received an atherogenic diet). After 2 weeks of acclimatization, the rabbits in the AS and Met groups were given a placebo and metformin, respectively, daily by gavage for 10 weeks...
February 13, 2018: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452101/socs3-deficiency-in-myeloid-cells-promotes-retinal-degeneration-and-angiogenesis-through-arginase-1-up-regulation-in-experimental-autoimmune-uveoretinitis
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Mei Chen, Jiawu Zhao, Imran Ha Ali, Stephen Marry, Josy Augustine, Mohajeet Bhuckory, Aisling Lynch, Adrien Kissenpfennig, Heping Xu
The suppressor of cytokine signalling protein 3 (SOCS3) critically controls immune cell activation, although its role in macrophage polarization and function remains controversial. Using experimental autoimmune uveoretinitis (EAU) as a model, we show that inflammation-mediated retinal degeneration is exaggerated and retinal angiogenesis is accelerated in mice with SOCS3 deficiency in myeloid cells (LysM Cre/+ SOCS3 fl/fl ). At the acute stage of EAU, the population of infiltrating neutrophils was increased and the population of macrophages decreased in LysM Cre/+ SOCS3 fl/fl mice compared to that in WT mice...
February 13, 2018: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452096/the-macrophage-heme-heme-oxygenase-1-system-and-its-role-in-inflammation
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REVIEW
Vijith Vijayan, Frank A D T G Wagener, Stephan Immenschuh
Heme oxygenase (HO)-1, the inducible isoform of the heme-degrading enzyme HO, plays a critical role in inflammation and iron homeostasis. Regulatory functions of HO-1 are mediated via the catalytic breakdown of heme, which is an iron-containing tetrapyrrole complex with potential pro-oxidant and pro-inflammatory effects. The HO reaction produces the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds carbon monoxide (CO) and biliverdin, subsequently converted into bilirubin, along with iron, which is reutilized for erythropoiesis...
February 13, 2018: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452073/the-role-of-adiponectin-and-adipolin-as-anti-inflammatory-adipokines-in-the-formation-of-macrophage-foam-cells-and-their-association-with-cardiovascular-diseases
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Javad Sargolzaei, Elham Chamani, Tooba Kazemi, Soudabeh Fallah, Hosna Soori
Obesity is one of the major public health concerns that is closely associated with obesity-related disorders such as type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), hypertension, and atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is a chronic disease characterized by excess cholesterol deposition in the arterial intima and the formation of foam cells. Adipocytokines or adipokines are secreted by the adipose tissue as endocrine glands; adiponectin and adipolin are among these adipokines that are associated with obese and insulin-resistant phenotypes...
February 13, 2018: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451776/short-term-pulmonary-toxicity-assessment-of-pre-and-post-incinerated-organomodified-nanoclay-in-mice
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Todd A Stueckle, Donna C Davidson, Ray Derk, Tiffany G Kornberg, Lori Battelli, Sherri Friend, Marlene Orandle, Alixandra Wagner, Cerasela Zoica Dinu, Konstantinos A Sierros, Sushant Agarwal, Rakesh K Gupta, Yon Rojanasakul, Dale W Porter, Liying Rojanasakul
Organomodified nanoclays (ONCs) are increasingly used as filler materials to improve nanocomposite strength, wettability, flammability, and durability. However, pulmonary risks associated with exposure along their chemical lifecycle are unknown. This study's objective was to compare pre- and post-incinerated forms of uncoated and organomodified nanoclays for potential pulmonary inflammation, toxicity, and systemic blood response. Mice were exposed via aspiration to low (30 µg) and high (300 µg) doses of pre-incinerated uncoated montmorillonite nanoclay (CloisNa), ONC (Clois30B), their respective incinerated forms (I-CloisNa and I-Clois30B), and crystalline silica (CS)...
February 16, 2018: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451596/histopathological-characteristics-of-cutaneous-lesions-caused-by-leishmania-viannia-panamensis-in-panama
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Kadir González, Rosendo Diaz, Aurea F Ferreira, Víctor García, Héctor Paz, José E Calzada, Michelle Ruíz, Márcia Laurenti, Azael Saldaña
Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is an endemic disease in the Republic of Panama, caused by Leishmania (Viannia) parasites, whose most common clinical manifestation is the presence of ulcerated lesions on the skin. These lesions usually present a chronic inflammatory reaction, sometimes granulomatous, with the presence of lymphocytes, plasma cells and macrophages. This study describes the histopathological characteristics found in the skin lesions of patients with CL caused by Leishmania (V.) panamensis in Panama...
2018: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451216/does-combined-therapy-of-curcumin-and-epigallocatechin-gallate-have-a-synergistic-neuroprotective-effect-against-spinal-cord-injury
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Jiri Ruzicka, Lucia Machova Urdzikova, Barbora Svobodova, Anubhav G Amin, Kristyna Karova, Jana Dubisova, Kristyna Zaviskova, Sarka Kubinova, Meic Schmidt, Meena Jhanwar-Uniyal, Pavla Jendelova
Systematic inflammatory response after spinal cord injury (SCI) is one of the factors leading to lesion development and a profound degree of functional loss. Anti-inflammatory compounds, such as curcumin and epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) are known for their neuroprotective effects. In this study, we investigated the effect of combined therapy of curcumin and EGCG in a rat model of acute SCI induced by balloon compression. Immediately after SCI, rats received curcumin, EGCG, curcumin + EGCG or saline [daily intraperitoneal doses (curcumin, 6 mg/kg; EGCG 17 mg/kg)] and weekly intramuscular doses (curcumin, 60 mg/kg; EGCG 17 mg/kg)] for 28 days...
January 2018: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451069/arthritis-and-use-of-hydroxychloroquine-associated-with-a-decreased-risk-of-macrophage-activation-syndrome-among-adult-patients-hospitalized-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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E M Cohen, K D'Silva, D Kreps, M B Son, K H Costenbader
Background Macrophage activation syndrome (MAS) is an uncommon but serious complication of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We aimed to identify factors associated with MAS among adult hospitalized SLE patients. Methods Within the Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) Lupus Center Registry, we identified adult SLE patients > age 17 who had been hospitalized from 1970 to 2016, with either ferritin > 5000 ng/ml during admission or "macrophage activation syndrome" or "MAS" in discharge summary...
January 1, 2018: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451033/control-release-of-mitochondria-targeted-antioxidant-by-injectable-self-assembling-peptide-hydrogel-ameliorated-persistent-mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-inflammation-after-acute-kidney-injury
#11
Meng Zhao, Yijie Zhou, Shuyun Liu, Lan Li, Younan Chen, Jingqiu Cheng, Yanrong Lu, Jingping Liu
Persistent mitochondrial injury occurs after acute kidney injury (AKI) and mitochondria-targeted antioxidant Mito-2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidine-N-oxyl (TEMPO) (MT) has shown benefits for AKI, but its efficiency is limited by short half-life and side effect in vivo. Self-assembling peptide (SAP) hydrogel is a robust platform for drug delivery. This study aims to develop an SAP-based carrier to slow release MT for enhancing its long-term therapeutic potency on AKI. The KLD with aspartic acid (KLDD) was designed...
November 2018: Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451024/network-pharmacology-based-screening-of-the-active-ingredients-and-potential-targets-of-the-genus-of-pithecellobium-marthae-britton-killip-niezgoda-nevl-for-application-to-alzheimer-s-disease
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Han Zhang, Zhi-Yang Yan, Yu-Xi Wang, Ming Bai, Xiao-Bo Wang, Xiao-Xiao Huang, Shao-Jiang Song
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder associated with synaptic dysfunction, pathological accumulation of β-amyloid (Aβ), and neuronal loss. Given the prevalence of AD and the lack of effective long-term therapies, there is a pressing need to discover viable leads that can be developed into clinically approved drugs with disease-modifying effects. The analysis of current reported literatures confirms the importance of the plants of Pithecellobium genus as candidate against AD...
February 16, 2018: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451015/chemical-constituents-from-the-rhizomes-of-polygonatum-sibiricum-red-and-anti-inflammatory-activity-in-raw264-7-macrophage-cells
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Huan Zhao, Qiao-Lian Wang, Shu-Bing Hou, Guang Chen
Chemical investigation of the rhizomes of Polygonatum sibiricum Red. led to the identification of 27 constituents. Among them, a total of 16 compounds were obtained from Polygonatum for the first time, in which, 3 and 4 were also firstly isolated as natural products. Anti-inflammatory activity studies on 13 isolated compounds showed that β-carboline constituents, especially compounds 1 and 2, significantly inhibited the expression of NO, TNF-α, IL-6 and IL-1β in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-treated RAW264.7 macrophage cells...
February 16, 2018: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450889/olive-olea-europaea-leaf-extract-alters-the-cytokine-profile-of-leishmania-major-infected-macrophages-new-insight-into-the-underlying-mechanism
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F Keirandish, N Mosaffa, M J Tarahi, Sh Fallahi
This study aimed to identify the effects of olive leaf extract (OLE) on IFNγ, TNFα, TGFβ, and nitric oxide (NO) resulted from macrophages infected with Leishmania major (L. major) amastigotes in the culture medium. High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) was used to analyze the level of Oleuropein in plant extract. To evaluate the immunomodulatory effects of OLE, the isolated BALB/c mice peritoneal macrophages were infected with L. major promastigotes and treated with 6.25, 12.5, and 25μg/mL concentrations of OLE...
February 16, 2018: Parasite Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450671/short-term-treatment-with-metformin-reduces-hepatic-lipid-accumulation-but-induces-liver-inflammation-in-obese-mice
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Alexandre Abilio de Souza Teixeira, Camila O Souza, Luana A Biondo, Loreana Sanches Silveira, Edson A Lima, Helena A Batatinha, Adriane Pereira Araujo, Michele Joana Alves, Sandro Massao Hirabara, Rui Curi, José Cesar Rosa Neto
The study aimed to evaluate the metabolic and inflammatory effects of short-term treatments (10 days) with metformin (MET) on the NAFLD caused by a high-fat diet (HFD) in C57BL/6 mice. After the treatment, histological liver slices were obtained, hepatocytes and macrophages were extracted and cultured with phosphate buffered saline, LPS (2.5 µg/mL) and MET (1 µM) for 24 h. Cytokine levels were determined by ELISA. NAFLD caused by the HFD was partially reduced by MET. The lipid accumulation induced by the HFD was not associated with liver inflammation; however, MET seemed to promote pro-inflammatory effects in liver, since it increased hepatic concentration of IL-1β, TNF-α, IL-6, MCP-1 and IFN-γ...
February 15, 2018: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450544/hla-class-i-antigen-expression-in-conjunctival-melanoma-is-not-associated-with-pd-l1-pd-1-status
#16
Jinfeng Cao, Niels J Brouwer, Ekaterina S Jordanova, Marina Marinkovic, Sjoerd G van Duinen, Nadine E de Waard, Bruce R Ksander, Arend Mulder, Frans H J Claas, Mirjam H M Heemskerk, Martine J Jager
Purpose: Antitumor T cells need expression of HLA class I molecules but can be inhibited by ligands such as programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1). We determined expression and regulation of these molecules in human conjunctival melanoma (CM) samples, cell lines, and murine xenografts. Methods: Immunofluorescence staining was performed to examine the expression of HLA-A, HLA-B/C, and β-2-microglobulin (B2M) in 23 primary CM samples. HLA class I expression was compared with clinicopathologic characteristics, the presence of tumor-infiltrating leukocytes, and PD-L1/PD-1 status...
February 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450147/lemongrass-cymbopogon-flexuosus-essential-oil-demonstrated-anti-inflammatory-effect-in-pre-inflamed-human-dermal-fibroblasts
#17
Xuesheng Han, Tory L Parker
Lemongrass ( Cymbopogon flexuosus ) essential oil (LEO), which has citral as its main component, has exhibited anti-inflammatory effect in both animal and human cells. In this study, we evaluated the anti-inflammatory activity of a commercially available LEO in pre-inflamed human dermal fibroblasts. We first studied the impact of LEO on 17 protein biomarkers that are critically associated with inflammation and tissue remodeling. LEO significantly inhibited production of the inflammatory biomarkers vascular cell adhesion molecule 1 (VCAM-1), interferon gamma-induced protein 10 (IP-10), interferon-inducible T-cell alpha chemoattractant (I-TAC), and monokine induced by gamma interferon (MIG); decreased levels of the tissue remodeling biomarkers collagen-I and III, epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), and plasminogen activator inhibitor (PAI-1); and inhibited the immunomodulatory biomarker macrophage colony-stimulating factor (M-CSF)...
June 2017: Biochimie Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450144/anti-inflammatory-tissue-remodeling-immunomodulatory-and-anticancer-activities-of-oregano-origanum-vulgare-essential-oil-in-a-human-skin-disease-model
#18
Xuesheng Han, Tory L Parker
The use of oregano ( Origanum vulgare ) essential oil (OEO) has become popular in skin care products. However, scientific research regarding its effects on human skin cells is scarce. In this study, we investigated the biological activity of a commercially available OEO, which is high in carvacrol content, in a human skin cell disease model. OEO induced marked antiproliferative effects and significantly inhibited several inflammatory biomarkers, including monocyte chemoattractant protein 1 (MCP-1), vascular cell adhesion molecule 1 (VCAM-1), intracellular cell adhesion molecule 1 (ICAM-1), interferon gamma-induced protein 10 (IP-10), interferon-inducible T-cell alpha chemoattractant (I-TAC), and monokine induced by gamma interferon (MIG)...
June 2017: Biochimie Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450142/arborvitae-thuja-plicata-essential-oil-significantly-inhibited-critical-inflammation-and-tissue-remodeling-related-proteins-and-genes-in-human-dermal-fibroblasts
#19
Xuesheng Han, Tory L Parker
Arborvitae ( Thuja plicata ) essential oil (AEO) is becoming increasingly popular in skincare, although its biological activity in human skin cells has not been investigated. Therefore, we sought to study AEO's effect on 17 important protein biomarkers that are closely related to inflammation and tissue remodeling by using a pre-inflamed human dermal fibroblast culture model. AEO significantly inhibited the expression of vascular cell adhesion molecule 1 (VCAM-1), intracellular cell adhesion molecule 1 (ICAM-1), interferon gamma-induced protein 10 (IP-10), interferon-inducible T-cell chemoattractant (I-TAC), monokine induced by interferon gamma (MIG), and macrophage colony-stimulating factor (M-CSF)...
June 2017: Biochimie Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450136/initiative-action-of-tumor-associated-macrophage-during-tumor-metastasis
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REVIEW
Saroj Singh, Neesha Mehta, Jiang Lilan, Meen Bahadur Budhthoki, Fu Chao, Li Yong
Tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) are a significant component of the microenvironment of any solid tumors in the majority of cancers, associated with unfavorable prognosis. TAMs emerge as attractive targets for therapeutic strategies aimed at reprogramming their protumor phenotype into an effective antitumor activity. In this review article, we present an overview of mechanisms responsible for TAMs recruitment and highlight the roles of TAMs in the regulation of tumor angiogenesis, invasion, metastasis, immunosuppression, and chemotherapeutic resistance...
June 2017: Biochimie Open
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