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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944919/proprotein-convertase-subtilisin-kexin-type-6-promotes-in%C3%A2-vitro-proliferation-migration-and-inflammatory-cytokine-secretion-of-synovial-fibroblast%C3%A2-like-cells-from-rheumatoid-arthritis-via-nuclear%C3%A2-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signal-transducer-and-activator-of-transcription-3-and
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Huiyu Jiang, Lin Wang, Feifei Wang, Jihong Pan
Our previous studies demonstrated that expression of proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 6 (PCSK6) is greatly enhanced in rheumatoid arthritis fibroblast‑like synoviocytes (RASFs), and that PCSK6 inhibition decreases cell proliferation, migration and invasion. The present study aimed to investigate the functional role of PCSK6 in the hyperplasia of RASFs. Cultured RASFs from RA patients were stimulated with recombinant human (rh)PCSK6. Subsequent changes in proliferation, invasion, migration and the secretion of inflammatory cytokines were measured in vitro using MTT, wound healing and Transwell assays, and ELISA...
September 25, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942364/toll-like-receptor-mediated-upregulation-of-cxcl16-in-psoriasis-orchestrates-neutrophil-activation
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Sabine Steffen, Susanne Abraham, Maik Herbig, Franziska Schmidt, Kristin Blau, Susann Meisterfeld, Stefan Beissert, Jochen Guck, Claudia Günther
Innate immune processes are central in the development of the chronic inflammatory skin disease psoriasis. Studying stimulation of keratinocytes, monocytes and dendritic cells by type I interferons or ligation of toll-like receptors TLR1/2, TLR2/6 or TLR7, but not TLR7/8, resulted in enhanced surface expression and secretion of the chemokine CXCL16. The corresponding receptor CXCR6 was expressed on neutrophils whose recruitment into skin is important especially in early psoriatic disease. Using the recently developed technique real-time deformability cytometry demonstrated that CXCL16 and IL-8 decreased the stiffness and enhanced deformation of neutrophils facilitating transmigration through vessel wall...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941298/symptom-management-and-psychological-support-for-families-are-the-cornerstones-of-end-of-life-care-for-children-with-spinal-muscular-atrophy-type-1
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Chiara Di Pede, Caterina Agosto, Valentina De Tommasi, Alessandra De Gregorio, Franca Benini
AIM: This study described end-of-life care for children affected by spinal muscular atrophy type 1 (SMA1), which is characterised by progressive muscle weakness and develops in the first six months of life. METHODS: We retrospectively analysed 17 children (13 boys) who attended the University of Padua's paediatric palliative care centre in Italy from March 2000 to March 2015. All the children received supportive care without proactive respiratory intervention to prolong survival...
September 23, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940146/dry-eye-evaluation-and-correlation-analysis-between-tear-film-stability-and-corneal-surface-regularity-after-small-incision-lenticule-extraction
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Hui Zhang, Yan Wang
PURPOSE: To investigate the dry eye after small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) and explore the correlations between changes in the tear film stability, the tear secretion and the corneal surface regularity. METHODS: Sixty-two eyes of 22 men and 13 women who underwent SMILE were included in this study. Corneal topography was measured to assess the index of surface variance (ISV) and the index of vertical asymmetry (IVA). Dry eye tests including subjective symptom questionnaire, tear breakup time (TBUT), corneal fluorescein staining and Schirmer's test (ST) were evaluated before and at 1 and 6 months postoperatively...
September 22, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938555/exosomes-of-invasive-urothelial-carcinoma-cells-are-characterized-by-a-specific-mirna-expression-signature
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Sophie Baumgart, Sebastian Hölters, Carsten-Henning Ohlmann, Rainer Bohle, Michael Stöckle, Marie Stampe Ostenfeld, Lars Dyrskjøt, Kerstin Junker, Joana Heinzelmann
Muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC) represents a highly aggressive tumor type compared to non-muscle-invasive tumors. MIBC is characterized by specific molecular alterations, which may also modulate extracellular tumorigenic effects. Tumor-associated exosomes, especially exosomal miRNAs, are important regulators in the interaction between tumor cells and tumor microenvironment by affecting tumor-promoting processes in target cells. It is important to analyze whether their exosomal patterns also reflect the specific molecular characteristics of MIBC...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938031/evaluation-of-a-titanium-surface-treated-with-hydroxyapatite-nanocrystals-on-osteoblastic-cell-behavior-an-in-vitro-study
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Elizabeth Ferreira Martinez, Guilherme Junji Ishikawa, Alexandre Barboza de Lemos, Fábio José Barbosa Bezerra, Marcelo Sperandio, Marcelo Henrique Napimoga
PURPOSE: In the context of macrostructural and microstructural modifications to the design of dental implants, surface topography changes with different treatments have the purpose of accelerating bone formation. The aim of this study was to evaluate in vitro the influence of aggregated hydroxyapatite nanocrystals to surfaces treated with double acid etching (Nano) on osteoblastic cell behavior compared with a conventional double acid-etched surface (DE). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Commercially pure Grade 4 titanium discs (6 × 2 mm) were selected, and both cell proliferation and viability were assessed at 24, 48, and 72 hours using Trypan blue vital dye and MTT, respectively...
September 22, 2017: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938005/recombinant-vaccines-of-a-cd4-t-cell-epitope-promote-efficient-control-of-paracoccidioides-brasiliensis-burden-by-restraining-primary-organ-infection
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Rodrigo Assunção Holanda, Julián Esteban Muñoz, Lucas Santos Dias, Leandro Buffoni Roque Silva, Julliana Ribeiro Alves Santos, Sthefany Pagliari, Érica Leandro Marciano Vieira, Tatiane Alves Paixão, Carlos Pelleschi Taborda, Daniel Assis Santos, Oscar Bruña-Romero
Paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM) is an infectious disease endemic to South America, caused by the thermally dimorphic fungi Paracoccidioides. Currently, there is no effective human vaccine that can be used in prophylactic or therapeutic regimes. We tested the hypothesis that the immunogenicity of the immunodominant CD4+ T-cell epitope (P10) of Paracoccidioides brasiliensis gp43 antigen might be significantly enhanced by using a hepatitis B virus-derived particle (VLP) as an antigen carrier. This chimera was administered to mice as a (His)6-purified protein (rPbT) or a replication-deficient human type 5 adenoviral vector (rAdPbT) in an immunoprophylaxis assay...
September 22, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934377/the-environmental-acinetobacter-baumannii-isolate-dsm30011-reveals-clues-into-the-preantibiotic-era-genome-diversity-virulence-potential-and-niche-range-of-a-predominant-nosocomial-pathogen
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Guillermo D Repizo, Alejandro M Viale, Vítor Borges, María M Cameranesi, Najwa Taib, Martín Espariz, Céline Brochier-Armanet, João Paulo Gomes, Suzana P Salcedo
Acinetobacter baumannii represents nowadays an important nosocomial opportunistic pathogen whose reservoirs outside the clinical setting are obscure. Here, we traced the origins of the collection strain A. baumannii DSM30011 to an isolate first reported in 1944, obtained from the enriched microbiota responsible of the aerobic decomposition of the resinous desert shrub guayule. Whole-genome sequencing and phylogenetic analysis based on core genes confirmed DSM30011 affiliation to A. baumannii. Comparative studies with 32 complete A...
September 1, 2017: Genome Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931368/depression-differed-by-midnight-cortisol-secretion-alexithymia-and-anxiety-between-diabetes-types-a-cross-sectional-comparison
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Eva O Melin, Maria Thunander, Mona Landin-Olsson, Magnus Hillman, Hans O Thulesius
BACKGROUND: Increased prevalence of depression is found in both type 2 diabetes (T2D) and type 1 diabetes (T1D). Melancholia and atypical depression differ by cortisol secretion and clinical features. The aim was to compare the clinical presentation of T1D and T2D patients in relation to self-reported depression, self-reported anxiety, alexithymia, obesity, and midnight salivary cortisol (MSC). METHODS: Comparative cross-sectional design. The participants were consecutively recruited from one hospital diabetes outpatient clinic: 24 T2D patients (31-59 years) and 148 T1D patients (32-59 years)...
September 20, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926865/effects-of-hypoxia-during-continuous-and-intermittent-exercise-on-glycaemic-control-and-selected-markers-of-vascular-function-in-type-1-diabetes
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Barbara Hall, Aleksandra Zebrowska, Tomasz Kaminski, Arkadiusz Stanula, Anna Robins
Objectives The aim of the study was to assess the effect of continuous and intermittent exercise in hypoxia on glycaemic control and selected markers of vascular function in patients with Type 1 diabetes (T1D). Methods 12 patients suffering from T1D for 12.1±6.0 years and 12 healthy adults performed: continuous exercise (ExC) and intermittent exercise (ExInt) in normoxia and hypoxia (FiO₂=15.1%). Glycaemia and proangiogenic factors concentrations were measured at rest and immediately after exercise. Results T1D patients' glycaemia decreased in response to ExC (p<0...
September 19, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924047/endothelial-rab7-gtpase-mediates-tumor-growth-and-metastasis-in-lysosomal-acid-lipase-deficient-mice
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Ting Zhao, Xinchun Ding, Cong Yan, Hong Du
Tumors depend on their microenvironment for sustained growth, invasion and metastasis. In this environment, endothelial cells (ECs) are an important stromal cell type interacting with malignant cells to facilitate tumor angiogenesis and cancer cell extravasation. Of note, lysosomal acid lipase (LAL) deficiency facilitates melanoma growth and metastasis. ECs from LAL-deficient (lal-/-) mice possess enhanced proliferation, migration, and permeability of inflammatory cells by activating the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915665/the-ketogenic-diet-is-not-feasible-as-a-therapy-in-a-cd-1-nu-nu-mouse-model-of-renal-cell-carcinoma-with-features-of-stauffer-s-syndrome
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Silvia Vidali, Sepideh Aminzadeh-Gohari, René Günther Feichtinger, Renaud Vatrinet, Andreas Koller, Felix Locker, Tricia Rutherford, Maura O'Donnell, Andrea Stöger-Kleiber, Bridget Lambert, Thomas Klaus Felder, Wolfgang Sperl, Barbara Kofler
The ketogenic diet (KD), a high-fat low-carbohydrate diet, has shown some efficacy in the treatment of certain types of tumors such as brain tumors and neuroblastoma. These tumors are characterized by the Warburg effect. Because renal cell carcinoma (RCC) presents similar energetic features as neuroblastoma, KD might also be effective in the treatment of RCC. To test this, we established xenografts with RCC 786-O cells in CD-1 nu/nu mice and then randomized them to a control diet or to KDs with different triglyceride contents...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912020/intestinal-dysbiosis-featuring-abundance-of-ruminococcus-gnavus-associates-with-allergic-diseases-in-infants
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Huey-Huey Chua, Hung-Chieh Chou, Ya-Ling Tung, Bor-Luen Chiang, Chien-Chia Liao, Hong-Hsing Liu, Yen-Hsuan Ni
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Dysbiosis of the intestinal microbiota has been associated with development of allergies in infants. However, it is not clear what microbes might contribute to this process. We investigated what microbe(s) might be involved in analyses of infant twins and mice. METHODS: We studied fecal specimens prospectively in a twin cohort (n=30) and age-matched singletons (n=14) born at National Taiwan University Children's Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, from April 2011 to March 2013...
September 11, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911155/differential-associations-of-inflammatory-markers-with-insulin-sensitivity-and-secretion-the-prospective-metsim-study
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Maria Fizelova, Raimo Jauhiainen, Antti J Kangas, Pasi Soininen, Mika Ala-Korpela, Johanna Kuusisto, Markku Laakso, Alena Stancáková
Context: Low-grade inflammation is involved in the development of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD); however, prospective studies evaluating inflammatory markers as predictors of changes in insulin secretion and insulin sensitivity are lacking. Objective: We investigated the associations of glycoprotein acetyls (GlycA), interleukin-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1RA), and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) with insulin secretion, insulin sensitivity, incident type 2 diabetes, hypertension, CVD events, and total mortality in the prospective Metabolic Syndrome in Men (METSIM) study...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904342/evolution-of-t-cell-responses-during-measles-virus-infection-and-rna-clearance
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Ashley N Nelson, Nicole Putnam, Debra Hauer, Victoria K Baxter, Robert J Adams, Diane E Griffin
Measles is an acute viral disease associated both with immune suppression and development of life-long immunity. Clearance of measles virus (MeV) involves rapid elimination of infectious virus during the rash followed by slow elimination of viral RNA. To characterize cellular immune responses during recovery, we analyzed the appearance, specificity and function of MeV-specific T cells for 6 months after respiratory infection of rhesus macaques with wild type MeV. IFN-γ and IL-17-producing cells specific for the hemagglutinin and nucleocapsid proteins appeared in circulation in multiple waves approximately 2-3, 8 and 18-24 weeks after infection...
September 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903914/long-term-treatment-with-the-ghrelin-receptor-antagonist-d-lys3-ghrp-6-does-not-improve-glucose-homeostasis-in-non-obese-diabetic-mkr-mice
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Rasha Mosa, Lili Huang, Hongzhuo Li, Michael Grist, Derek LeRoith, Chen Chen
Ghrelin secretion has been associated with increased caloric intake and adiposity. The expressions of ghrelin and its receptor (GHS-R1a) in pancreas have raised the interest about the role of ghrelin in glucose homeostasis. Most of the studies showed that ghrelin promoted hyperglycaemia and inhibited insulin secretion. This raised the interest in using GHS-R1a antagonists as therapeutic targets for type 2 diabetes. Available data of GHS-R antagonists are on a short-term basis. Moreover, the complexity of GHS-R1a signalling makes it difficult to understand the mechanism of action of GHS-R1a antagonists...
September 13, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901469/glycogen-synthase-kinase%C3%A2-3%C3%AE-inhibitor-reduces-lps%C3%A2-induced-acute-lung-injury-in-mice
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Qi Ding, Gaoqin Liu, Yuanyuan Zeng, Jianjie Zhu, Zeyi Liu, Junhong Jiang, Jianan Huang
The aim of the present study was to examine the role of Wnt signaling in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)‑induced acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). ARDS was induced by LPS and compared in mice treated with either glycogen synthase kinase‑3β inhibitor (GSKI) or PBS. The protein expression levels of interleukin (IL)‑6, IL‑8, tumor necrosis factor (TNF)‑α, IL‑17, IL‑18 and IL‑1β in the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) were examined using murine cytokine‑specific enzyme‑linked immunosorbent assays...
September 12, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899698/betulinic-acid-derivative-ba5-a-dual-nf-kb-calcineurin-inhibitor-alleviates-experimental-shock-and-delayed-hypersensitivity
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Cássio Santana Meira, Renan Fernandes do Espírito Santo, Tatiana Barbosa Dos Santos, Iasmim Diniz Orge, Dahara Keyse Carvalho Silva, Elisalva Teixeira Guimarães, Luciana Souza de Aragão França, José Maria Barbosa-Filho, Diogo Rodrigo Magalhães Moreira, Milena Botelho Pereira Soares
Betulinic acid (BA) is a naturally occurring triterpenoid with several biological properties already described, including immunomodulatory activity. Here we investigated the immunomodulatory activity of eight semi-synthetic amide derivatives of betulinic acid. Screening of derivatives BA1-BA8 led to the identification of compounds with superior immunomodulatory activity than BA on activated macrophages and lymphocytes. BA5, the most potent derivative, inhibited nitric oxide and TNFα production in a concentration-dependent manner, and decreased NF-κB activation in Raw 264...
September 9, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899393/the-mixed-benefit-of-low-lipoprotein-a-in-type-2-diabetes
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Michel P Hermans, Sylvie A Ahn, Michel F Rousseau
BACKGROUND: Lipoprotein(a) (Lp(a)), a variant low-density lipoprotein (LDL), is a major genetic risk factor for cardiovascular disease. It is unknown whether an inverse relationship exists between Lp(a) and β-cell function (BCF), as for LDL-cholesterol (LDL-C) lowering by statins. We therefore assessedthe cardiometabolic phenotype of 340 men with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in relation to Lp(a), focusing on BCF and hyperbolic product [BxS], which adjusts BCF to insulin sensitivity and secretion...
September 12, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894700/targeting-the-type-ii-secretion-system-development-optimization-and-validation-of-a-high-throughput-screen-for-the-identification-of-small-molecule-inhibitors
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Ursula Waack, Tanya L Johnson, Khalil Chedid, Chuanwu Xi, Lyle A Simmons, Harry L T Mobley, Maria Sandkvist
Nosocomial pathogens that develop multidrug resistance present an increasing problem for healthcare facilities. Due to its rapid rise in antibiotic resistance, Acinetobacter baumannii is one of the most concerning gram-negative species. A. baumannii typically infects immune compromised individuals resulting in a variety of outcomes, including pneumonia and bacteremia. Using a murine model for bacteremia, we have previously shown that the type II secretion system (T2SS) contributes to in vivo fitness of A. baumannii...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
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