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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341894/protective-effects-of-antioxidin-rl-from-odorrana-livida-against-ultraviolet-b-irradiated-skin-photoaging
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Di Qin, Wen-Hui Lee, Zhiqin Gao, Weifen Zhang, Meiyu Peng, Tongyi Sun, Yuanyuan Gao
The unavoidable daily exposure of the skin to ultraviolet (UV) B radiation is proven to have deleterious effects. The action mechanism of antioxidin-RL, an antioxidant peptide purified from skin secretions of frog Odorrana livida with amino acid sequence of AMRLTYNRPCIYAT, is well characterized by NMR titration and mutation based on ABTS+ scavenging activities. In order to explore the protective effects of antioxidin-RL against UVB-irradiated skin photoaging, cell uptake assay was used to detect the location of antioxidin-RL molecules serving various biological functions in the cells...
January 13, 2018: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341450/characterization-of-a-novel-papain-inducible-murine-model-of-eosinophilic-rhinosinusitis
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Anuj Tharakan, Alex Dobzanski, Nyall R London, Syed M Khalil, Nitya Surya, Andrew P Lane, Murugappan Ramanathan
BACKGROUND: Eosinophilic chronic rhinosinusitis (ECRS) is a disease characterized by eosinophilic inflammatory infiltrate and a local type 2 cytokine milieu. Current animal models fail to recapitulate many of the innate and adaptive immunologic hallmarks of the disease, thus hindering the development of effective therapeutics. In the present study, mice were exposed intranasally to the cysteine protease papain, which shares functional similarities with parasitic proteases and aeroallergens, to generate a rapidly inducible murine model of eosinophilic rhinosinusitis...
January 17, 2018: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340960/higher-levels-of-progranulin-in-cerebrospinal-fluid-of-patients-with-lymphoma-and-carcinoma-with-cns-metastasis
#3
Akio Kimura, Masao Takemura, Ginette Serrero, Nobuaki Yoshikura, Yuichi Hayashi, Kuniaki Saito, Takashi Inuzuka
Assessing central nervous system (CNS) involvement in patients with lymphoma or carcinoma is important in determining therapy and prognosis. Progranulin (PGRN) is a secreted glycosylated protein with roles in cancer growth and survival; it is highly expressed in aggressive cancer cell lines and specimens from many cancer types. We examined PRGN levels by Enzyme Immuno-Assay (EIA) in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) samples from 230 patients, including 18 with lymphoma [12 with CNS metastasis (CNS+); 6 without CNS metastasis (CNS-)], 21 with carcinomas (10 CNS+; 11 CNS-), and 191 control patients with non-cancer neurological diseases, and compared PRGN levels among these disease groups...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340091/fatty-acid-binding-protein-4-enhances-prostate-cancer-progression-by-upregulating-matrix-metalloproteinases-and-stromal-cell-cytokine-production
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Mingguo Huang, Shintaro Narita, Takamitsu Inoue, Atsushi Koizumi, Mitsuru Saito, Hiroshi Tsuruta, Kazuyuki Numakura, Shigeru Satoh, Hiroshi Nanjo, Takehiko Sasaki, Tomonori Habuchi
Fatty acid binding protein 4 (FABP4) is an abundant protein in adipocytes, and its production is influenced by high-fat diet (HFD) or obesity. The prostate stromal microenvironment induces proinflammatory cytokine production, which is key for the development and progression of prostate cancer (PCa). Here, we show that high FABP4 expression and its secretion by PCa cells directly stimulated PCa cell invasiveness by upregulating matrix metalloproteinases through phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase and mitogen-activated protein kinase signaling pathways...
December 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339284/rbmti-6-attenuates-pathophysiological-and-inflammatory-parameters-of-induced-emphysema-in-mice
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Adriana Feliciano Alves Duran, Luana de Paiva Neves, Flavia Ribeiro Santos da Silva, Gabriel Capella Machado, Graziele Cristina Ferreira, Juliana D Lourenço, Aparecida Sadae Tanaka, Milton de Arruda Martins, Fernanda D T Q S Lopes, Sergio Daishi Sasaki
Protease/anti-protease imbalance is the main pathogenic mechanism of emphysema and protease inhibitors have been recognized as potential molecules to treat the disease conditions. In this work the rBmTI-6 first domain (rBmTI-6-D1), a recombinant Kunitz-type serine proteinase inhibitor, was used to verify its effect in prevention or minimization of PPE-induced emphysema in mice. C57BL/6 mice were submitted to a PPE-induced emphysema model and treated with rBmTI-6-D1 before the emphysema development. We showed that the rBmTI-6-D1 treatment was sufficient to avoid the loss of elastic recoil, an effective decrease in alveolar enlargement and in the number of macrophages and lymphocytes in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid...
January 12, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339031/resolution-of-type-2-diabetes-after-sleeve-gastrectomy-a-2-step-hypothesis
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Federico Sista, Valentina Abruzzese, Marco Clementi, Stefano Guadagni, Laura Montana, Sergio Carandina
BACKGROUND: Weight loss (WL) and altered gut hormonal levels are involved in glucose homeostasis after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG). OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the time-related effects of WL, ghrelin, and glucacon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) plasma concentrations on type 2 diabetes resolution after LSG. SETTING: University hospital, Italy. METHODS: Ninety-one patients who underwent LSG were investigated...
December 14, 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338526/associations-of-abdominal-subcutaneous-and-visceral-fat-with-insulin-resistance-and-secretion-differ-between-men-and-women-the-netherlands-epidemiology-of-obesity-study
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Renée de Mutsert, Karin Gast, Ralph Widya, Eelco de Koning, Ingrid Jazet, Hildo Lamb, Saskia le Cessie, Albert de Roos, Jan Smit, Frits Rosendaal, Martin den Heijer
BACKGROUND: Abdominal obesity is a well-established risk factor for the development of type 2 diabetes. However, sex differences may exist. We aimed to investigate the associations of abdominal subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) and visceral adipose tissue (VAT) with insulin resistance and insulin secretion in men and women. METHODS: In this cross-sectional analysis of the Netherlands Epidemiology of Obesity study, fasting and postprandial concentrations of glucose and insulin were measured and abdominal fat depots were assessed using magnetic resonance imaging in 2253 participants (53% women)...
January 17, 2018: Metabolic Syndrome and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334670/genetic-ablation-of-trpv1-exacerbates-pressure-overload-induced-cardiac-hypertrophy
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Beihua Zhong, Jack Rubinstein, Shuangtao Ma, Donna H Wang
Transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) channels expressed in sensory nerves may regulate vascular tone and cardiovascular function via their anti-inflammatory effects by releasing neuropeptide calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP). Inflammation plays a role in the progression of cardiac hypertrophy and TRPV1 activation may be key to cardiac inflammatory processes. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that TRPV1 modulates inflammatory processes to protect the heart from pressure overload-induced hypertrophy and inflammatory responses...
January 12, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331049/prenatal-maternal-psychosocial-stress-and-offspring-s-asthma-and-allergic-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Catherine Flanigan, Aziz Sheikh, Audrey DunnGalvin, Bronwyn K Brew, Catarina Almqvist, Bright I Nwaru
BACKGROUND: Prenatal maternal stress may influence offspring's atopic risk through sustained cortisol secretion resulting from activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-axis (HPA), leading to Th2-biased cell differentiation in the fetus. We undertook a systematic review and meta-analysis investigating the relationship between prenatal maternal psychosocial stress and risk of asthma and allergy in the offspring. METHODS: We searched 11 electronic databases from 1960 to 2016, search the grey literature, and contacted experts in the field...
January 13, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330256/osteoprotegerin-is-associated-with-major-bleeding-but-not-with-cardiovascular-outcomes-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndromes-insights-from-the-plato-platelet-inhibition-and-patient-outcomes-trial
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Thor Ueland, Axel Åkerblom, Tatevik Ghukasyan, Annika E Michelsen, Pål Aukrust, Richard C Becker, Maria Bertilsson, Anders Himmelmann, Stefan K James, Agneta Siegbahn, Robert F Storey, Frederic Kontny, Lars Wallentin
BACKGROUND: Elevated levels of osteoprotegerin, a secreted tumor necrosis factor-related molecule, might be associated with adverse outcomes in patients with coronary artery disease. We measured plasma osteoprotegerin concentrations on hospital admission, at discharge, and at 1 and 6 months after discharge in a predefined subset (n=5135) of patients with acute coronary syndromes in the PLATO (Platelet Inhibition and Patient Outcomes) trial. METHODS AND RESULTS: The associations between osteoprotegerin and the composite end point of cardiovascular death, nonprocedural spontaneous myocardial infarction or stroke, and non-coronary artery bypass grafting major bleeding during 1 year of follow-up were assessed by Cox proportional hazards models...
January 12, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330036/regulation-of-fibrotic-changes-by-the-synergistic-effects-of-cytokines-dimensionality-and-matrix-towards-the-development-of-an-in-vitro-human-dermal-hypertrophic-scar-model
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Shikha Chawla, Sourabh Ghosh
Current therapeutic strategies to reduce scarring in full thickness skin defect offer limited success due to poor understanding of scar tissue formation and the underlying signaling pathways. There is an urgent need to develop human cell based in vitro scar tissue models as animal testing is associated with ethical and logistic complications and inter-species variations. Pro-inflammatory cytokines play critical role in regulating scar development through complex interplay and interaction with the ECM and corresponding signaling pathways...
January 9, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327237/regional-age-and-respiratory-secretion-specific-prevalence-of-respiratory-viruses-associated-with-asthma-exacerbation-a-literature-review
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Xue-Yan Zheng, Yan-Jun Xu, Wei-Jie Guan, Li-Feng Lin
Despite increased understanding of how viral infection is involved in asthma exacerbations, it is less clear which viruses are involved and to what extent they contribute to asthma exacerbations. Here, we sought to determine the prevalence of different respiratory viruses during asthma exacerbations. Systematic computerized searches of the literature up to June 2017 without language limitation were performed. The primary focus was on the prevalence of respiratory viruses, including AdV (adenovirus), BoV (bocavirus), CoV (coronavirus), CMV (cytomegalovirus), EnV (enterovirus), HSV (herpes simplex virus), IfV (influenza virus), MpV (metapneumovirus), PiV (parainfluenzavirus), RV (rhinovirus) and RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) during asthma exacerbations...
January 11, 2018: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324769/impaired-resolution-of-dss-induced-colitis-in-mice-lacking-the-glucocorticoid-receptor-in-myeloid-cells
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Garrit K Meers, Hanibal Bohnenberger, Holger M Reichardt, Fred Lühder, Sybille D Reichardt
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a highly prevalent intestinal disorder for which no cure exists. Currently, the standard first-line treatment of IBD consists of systemic glucocorticoid (GC) application, even though therapy can be complicated by unresponsiveness or adverse effects. In view of the importance of macrophages and neutrophils for the pathogenesis of IBD we set out to define the relevance of these cell types as targets of GC using the mouse model of DSS-induced colitis. We found that the disease did not resolve in GRlysM mice lacking the GC receptor (GR) in myeloid cells after removal of the chemical insult...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324739/mansonella-perstans-microfilaremic-individuals-are-characterized-by-enhanced-type-2-helper-t-and-regulatory-t-and-b-cell-subsets-and-dampened-systemic-innate-and-adaptive-immune-responses
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Manuel Ritter, Winston Patrick Chounna Ndongmo, Abdel Jelil Njouendou, Nora Nganyewo Nghochuzie, Lucy Cho Nchang, Dizzle Bita Tayong, Kathrin Arndts, Norman Nausch, Marc Jacobsen, Samuel Wanji, Laura E Layland, Achim Hoerauf
The filarial nematode Mansonella perstans is endemic throughout Africa, northern South America and the Caribbean. Interestingly, M. perstans-infected individuals present no distinct clinical picture associated with certain pathology. Due to its relatively silent nature, research on this tropical disease has been neglected, especially M. perstans-driven immune responses. A hindrance in obtaining data on M. perstans-specific responses has been the inability to obtain adult worms since their habitats in serous cavities are difficult to access...
January 11, 2018: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323140/loss-of-a20-in-bm-mscs-regulates-the-th17-treg-balance-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Zhuan Feng, Yue Zhai, Zhaohui Zheng, Lijie Yang, Xing Luo, Xiwen Dong, Qing Han, Jin Jin, Zhi-Nan Chen, Ping Zhu
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are multi-potent cells that are self-renewable and possess the potential to differentiate into multiple lineages. Several studies demonstrated that MSCs could regulate a Th17/Treg balance and could be a potential therapeutic target for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). A20 is highly expressed in many cell types after the stimulation of TNF-α, where it may inhibit pro-inflammatory cytokine secretion. However, the expression of A20 in BM-MSCs in RA is not fully understood. In our study, we found that A20 was decreased in RA patients' bone marrow MSCs (BM-MSCs), and with more IL-6 secretion, the balance of Th17/Treg was broken...
January 11, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322219/sirt6-mediated-transcriptional-suppression-of-txnip-is-critical-for-pancreatic-beta-cell-function-and-survival-in-mice
#16
Kunhua Qin, Ning Zhang, Zhao Zhang, Michael Nipper, Zhenxin Zhu, Jake Leighton, Kexin Xu, Nicolas Musi, Pei Wang
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Better understanding of how genetic and epigenetic components control beta cell differentiation and function is key to the discovery of novel therapeutic approaches to prevent beta cell dysfunction and failure in the progression of type 2 diabetes. Our goal was to elucidate the role of histone deacetylase sirtuin 6 (SIRT6) in beta cell development and homeostasis. METHODS: Sirt6 endocrine progenitor cell conditional knockout and beta cell-specific knockout mice were generated using the Cre-loxP system...
January 10, 2018: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321331/germline-igm-is-sufficient-but-not-required-for-antibody-mediated-alphavirus-clearance-from-the-central-nervous-system
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Voraphoj Nilaratanakul, Jie Chen, Oanh Tran, Victoria K Baxter, Elizabeth M Troisi, Jane X Yeh, Diane E Griffin
Sindbis virus (SINV) infection of neurons in the brain and spinal cord in mice provides a model system for investigating recovery from encephalomyelitis and antibody-mediated clearance of virus from the central nervous system (CNS). To determine the roles of IgM and IgG in recovery, we compared the responses of immunoglobulin-deficient activation-induced adenosine deaminase (AID)-/-, secretory IgM (sIgM)-/- and AID-/- sIgM-/- double knock out (DKO) mice with wild-type (WT) C57BL/6 mice for disease, clearance of infectious virus and viral RNA from brain and spinal cord, antibody responses and B cell infiltration into the CNS...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321129/novel-reversible-model-of-atherosclerosis-and-regression-using-oligonucleotide-regulation-of-the-ldl-receptor
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Debapriya Basu, Yunying Hu, Lesley-Ann Huggins, Adam E Mullick, Mark J Graham, Tomasz A Wietecha, Shelley L Barnhart, Allison Mogul, Katharina Pfeiffer, Andreas Zirlik, Edward A Fisher, Karin E Bornfeldt, Florian Willecke, Ira J Goldberg
Rationale: Animal models have been used to explore factors that regulate atherosclerosis. More recently, they have been used to study the factors that promote loss of macrophages and reduction in lesion size after lowering of plasma cholesterol levels. However, current animal models of atherosclerosis regression require challenging surgeries, time-consuming breeding strategies, and/or methods that block liver lipoprotein secretion. Objective: We sought to develop a more direct and time-effective method to create and then reverse hypercholesterolemia as well as atherosclerosis via transient knockdown of the hepatic LDL receptor (LDLR) followed by its rapid restoration...
January 10, 2018: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317968/b-type-natriuretic-peptide-a-predictor-for-mortality-intensive-care-unit-length-of-stay-and-hospital-length-of-stay-in-patients-with-resolving-sepsis
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Harsimar Singh, Daryl Ramai, Harshil Patel, Marina Iskandir, Sarina Sachdev, Rabjot Rai, Jay Patolia, Getaw Worku Hassen
Background: B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) is a hormone secreted by cardiomyocytes in response to myocardial ischemia, increased ventricular wall tension, and overload. BNP is utilized as a diagnostic and prognostic marker in congested heart failure (CHF). Its prognostic value in sepsis is unknown. The aim of this study is to determine if BNP correlates with increased in-hospital mortality for septic patients. Methods: This was a retrospective study of 505 patients admitted for sepsis or severe sepsis or septic shock during the period of January 2013 and August 2014...
December 2017: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313547/the-p-type-atpase-inhibiting-potential-of-polyoxotungstates
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Nadiia Gumerova, Lukáš Krivosudský, Gil Fraqueza, Joscha Breibeck, Emir Al-Sayed, Elias Tanuhadi, Aleksandar Bijelic, Juan Fuentes, Manuel Aureliano, Annette Rompel
Polyoxometalates (POMs) are transition metal complexes that exhibit a broad diversity of structures and properties rendering them promising for biological purposes. POMs are able to inhibit a series of biologically important enzymes, including phosphatases, and thus are able to affect many biochemical processes. In the present study, we analyzed and compared the inhibitory effects of nine different polyoxotungstates (POTs) on two P-type ATPases, Ca2+-ATPase from skeletal muscle and Na+/K+-ATPase from basal membrane of skin epithelia...
January 9, 2018: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
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