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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938203/green-synthesis-biological-and-spectroscopic-study-on-the-interaction-of-multi-component-mannich-bases-of-imidazo-2-1-b-benzothiazoles-with-human-serum-albumin
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Swetha K Maddili, Leela Prasad Yandrati, Shakuntala Siddam, Vijaya Kumar Kannekanti, Himabindu Gandham
A series of Mannich bases of imidazo[2, l-b]benzothiazoles were prepared through one-pot multi-component reaction in the presence of water as an eco-friendly solvent. All the synthesized compounds were confirmed from IR, (1)HNMR, (13)CNMR, and Mass spectroscopy. Evaluation of in vitro anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial activities of all the synthesized derivatives was further accomplished. These results clearly displayed that compound 6d exhibited outstanding anti-inflammatory activity with a percentage inhibition of 70...
August 19, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937796/delay-of-lung-adenocarcinoma-lac-1-development-in-mice-by-dietary-oleic-acid
#2
Mariana Piegari, Elio A Soria, Aldo R Eynard, Mirta A Valentich
Lung cancer is the leading cause of death by cancer, and is a major sanitary concern worldwide. Some nutrients, such as ω-9 fatty acids, have been proposed as anticancer agents. Thus, an olein-enriched diet was assayed in a murine model of lung adenocarcinoma (LAC-1) to evaluate neoplastic and paraneoplastic evolution in BALB/c mice. The organic assimilation of dietary fatty acids was confirmed in liver by gas chromatography. This experimental oleic acid-containing diet increased animal survival and tumour latency (analysed by the Kaplan-Meier method), improving neoplastic evolution and general status, with weak effects on the paraneoplastic syndrome (thymus atrophy, splenomegaly, splenocyte response to mitogen, blood anaemia, and leucocytosis)...
September 22, 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936850/-protective-effects-of-schizonepeta-volatile-oil-on-endotoxin-poisoning-induced-by-lipopolysaccharide-in-mice
#3
Tao-Qun Wen, Wen-Tao Sang, Feng Xu, Feng Wang, Nan Zeng
In order to study the protective effects of Schizonepeta volatile oil (Sto)on endotoxin poisoning mice, and the relatively content of each chemical osubstance in Schizonepeta volatile oil was measured using GC-MS. The mare C57BL/6J mice were randomly divided into five groups including the normal group, model group, dexamethasone group (5 mg•kg⁻¹), and Sto (0.226 and 0.452 g•kg⁻¹, respectively) groups. The dexamethasone group was given the drugs once time by intraperitoneal injection on the 5th day, while the other mice were given drugs by oral administration once a day for 5 days...
December 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932937/foxn1-deficiency-from-the-discovery-to-novel-therapeutic-approaches
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Vera Gallo, Emilia Cirillo, Giuliana Giardino, Claudio Pignata
Since the discovery of FOXN1 deficiency, the human counterpart of the nude mouse, a growing body of evidence investigating the role of FOXN1 in thymus and skin, has been published. FOXN1 has emerged as fundamental for thymus development, function, and homeostasis, representing the master regulator of thymic epithelial and T cell development. In the skin, it also plays a pivotal role in keratinocytes and hair follicle cell differentiation, although the underlying molecular mechanisms still remain to be fully elucidated...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932588/kras-mutation-positive-mucinous-adenocarcinoma-originating-in-the-thymus
#5
Ichiro Sakanoue, Hiroshi Hamakawa, Daichi Fujimoto, Yukihiro Imai, Kazuhiro Minami, Keisuke Tomii, Yutaka Takahashi
Thymic carcinoma is a rare, aggressive disease with a low 5-year survival rate. The most common histological neoplastic thymic tumor subtype is squamous cell. We describe an interesting case of a 39-year-old woman who presented with mucinous adenocarcinoma that originated in the thymus and was treated via radical resection and venoplasty of the superior vena cava (SVC). Macroscopically, the resected tumor contained a solid region and multiple cysts with abundant mucin. Microscopic examination showed a papillary growth pattern of goblet cells with round nuclei...
August 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932229/association-between-a-single-donor-tarc-ccl17-promotor-polymorphism-and-obstructive-chronic-lung-allograft-dysfunction-after-lung-transplantation
#6
Kevin Budding, Jessica van Setten, Eduard A van de Graaf, Oliver A van Rossum, Tineke Kardol-Hoefnagel, Erik-Jan D Oudijk, C Erik Hack, Henderikus G Otten
Lung transplantation (LTx) outcome is hampered by development of chronic rejection, often manifested as the bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS). Low serum levels of thymus and activation-regulated chemokine (TARC/CCL17), a chemoattractant, measured during the first month post-LTx are predictive for BOS development. Since TARC/CCL17 promotor polymorphisms correlate with serum TARC/CCL17 levels, we investigated seven single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) within this region and their potential association with LTx outcome...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931895/defective-thymic-output-in-was-patients-is-associated-with-abnormal-actin-organization
#7
Wenyan Li, Xiaoyu Sun, Jinzhi Wang, Qin Zhao, Rongxin Dai, Yanping Wang, Lina Zhou, Lisa Westerberg, Yuan Ding, Xiaodong Zhao, Chaohong Liu
Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome protein (WASp) is a key regulator of the actin cytoskeleton. Defective T - cell function is a major cause for immune deficiency in Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS) patients. T cells originate in the bone marrow and develop in the thymus, and then migrate to peripheral tissues. TCR excision circles (TRECs) present in thymic output cells stably, which is used as a molecular marker for thymic output. We found that CD8(+) T naïve cells of classic WAS patients were significantly reduced, and TRECs in patients with classic WAS and X-linked thrombocytopenia (XLT) dramatically decreased compared with that of HCs...
September 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931755/combination-central-tolerance-and-peripheral-checkpoint-blockade-unleashes-antimelanoma-immunity
#8
Pearl Bakhru, Meng-Lei Zhu, Hsing-Hui Wang, Lee K Hong, Imran Khan, Maria Mouchess, Ajay S Gulati, Joshua Starmer, Yafei Hou, David Sailer, Sandra Lee, Fengmin Zhao, John M Kirkwood, Stergios Moschos, Lawrence Fong, Mark S Anderson, Maureen A Su
Blockade of immune checkpoint proteins (e.g., CTLA-4, PD-1) improves overall survival in advanced melanoma; however, therapeutic benefit is limited to only a subset of patients. Because checkpoint blockade acts by "removing the brakes" on effector T cells, the efficacy of checkpoint blockade may be constrained by the limited pool of melanoma-reactive T cells in the periphery. In the thymus, autoimmune regulator (Aire) promotes deletion of T cells reactive against self-antigens that are also expressed by tumors...
September 21, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931604/sublethal-total-body-irradiation-causes-long-term-deficits-in-thymus-function-by-reducing-lymphoid-progenitors
#9
Shiyun Xiao, Ivo D Shterev, Wen Zhang, Lauren Young, Jae-Hung Shieh, Malcolm Moore, Marcel van den Brink, Gregory D Sempowski, Nancy R Manley
Total body irradiation (TBI) damages hematopoietic cells in the bone marrow and thymus; however, the long-term effects of irradiation with aging remain unclear. In this study, we found that the impact of radiation on thymopoiesis in mice varied by sex and dose but, overall, thymopoiesis remained suppressed for ≥12 mo after a single exposure. Male and female mice showed a long-term dose-dependent reduction in thymic cKit(+) lymphoid progenitors that was maintained throughout life. Damage to hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) in the bone marrow was dose dependent, with as little as 0...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931462/paradoxical-development-of-polymyositis-like-autoimmunity-through-augmented-expression-of-autoimmune-regulator-aire
#10
Hitoshi Nishijima, Tatsuya Kajimoto, Yoshiki Matsuoka, Yasuhiro Mouri, Junko Morimoto, Minoru Matsumoto, Hiroshi Kawano, Yasuhiko Nishioka, Hisanori Uehara, Keisuke Izumi, Koichi Tsuneyama, Il-Mi Okazaki, Taku Okazaki, Kazuyoshi Hosomichi, Ayako Shiraki, Makoto Shibutani, Kunitoshi Mitsumori, Mitsuru Matsumoto
Autoimmunity is prevented by the function of the autoimmune regulator [AIRE (Aire in mice)], which promotes the expression of a wide variety of tissue-restricted antigens (TRAs) from medullary thymic epithelial cells (mTECs) and from a subset of peripheral antigen-presenting cells (APCs). We examined the effect of additive expression of human AIRE (huAIRE) in a model of autoimmune diabetes in NOD mice. Unexpectedly, we observed that mice expressing augmented AIRE/Aire developed muscle-specific autoimmunity associated with incomplete maturation of mTECs together with impaired expression of Aire-dependent TRAs...
September 17, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930236/antibacterial-and-antifungal-activity-of-essential-oils-against-pathogens-responsible-for-otitis-externa-in-dogs-and-cats
#11
Valentina V Ebani, Simona Nardoni, Fabrizio Bertelloni, Basma Najar, Luisa Pistelli, Francesca Mancianti
Background: Essential oils (EOs) are recommended by some veterinarians to treat otitis externa in pets, but data about their efficacy in scientific literature are very scant. Methods: Nine commercial EOs, from roman chamomile (Anthemis nobilis L.), star anise (Illicium verum), lavender (Lavandula hybrida), litsea (Litsea cubeba (Lour.) Pers.), basil (Ocimum basilicum L.), oregano (Origanum vulgare L. subsp. hirticum), rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis L.), clary sage (Salvia sclarea L.), and thyme (Thymus vulgaris L...
April 21, 2017: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926774/concurrent-administration-effect-of-antibiotic-and-anti-inflammatory-drugs-on-the-immunotoxicity-of-bacterial-endotoxins
#12
Azza M El Amir, Dalia G Tanious, Hanaa A Mansour
Pseudomonas aeruginosa (P. aeruginosa) is a gram-negative bacterium that causes a variety of diseases in compromised hosts. Bacterial endotoxins such as lipopolysaccharide (LPS) are the major outer surface membrane components that are present in almost all gram-negative bacteria and act as extremely strong stimulators of innate immunity and inflammation of the airway. This study was undertaken to determine the effect of combined administration of Gentamicin (GENT) as an antibiotic and Dexamethasone (DEXA) as an anti-inflammatory drug on some immunological and histological parameters...
September 16, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924274/quantitative-volumetric-analysis-of-a-retinoic-acid-induced-hypoplastic-model-of-chick-thymus-using-image-j
#13
Ayesha Haque, Muhammad Yunus Khan
OBJECTIVE: To assess the total volume change in a retinoic acid-induced, hypoplastic model of a chick thymus using Image-J. METHODS: This experimental study was carried out at the anatomy department of College of Physicians and Surgeons, Islamabad, Pakistan, from February 2009 to February 2010, and comprised fertilised chicken eggs. The eggs were divided into experimental group A and control group C. Group A was injected with 0.3µg of retinoic acid via yolk sac to induce a defective model of a thymus with hypoplasia...
September 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923979/from-the-thymus-to-the-mucosa-a-three-decade-journey
#14
Dan R Littman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 1, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921690/tissue-specific-and-time-dependent-clonal-expansion-of-enu-induced-mutant-cells-in-gpt-delta-mice
#15
Takafumi Nakayama, Tomoko Sawai, Ikuko Masuda, Shinya Kaneko, Kazumi Yamauchi, Benjamin J Blyth, Yoshiya Shimada, Akira Tachibana, Shizuko Kakinuma
DNA mutations play a crucial role in the origins of cancer, and the clonal expansion of mutant cells is one of the fundamental steps in multistage carcinogenesis. In this study, we correlated tumor incidence in B6C3F1 mice during the period after exposure to N-ethyl-N-nitrosourea (ENU) with the persistence of ENU-induced mutant clones in transgenic gpt delta B6C3F1 mice. The induced gpt mutations afforded no selective advantage in the mouse cells and could be distinguished by a mutational spectrum that is characteristic of ENU treatment...
September 16, 2017: Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918072/development-of-a-duplex-semi-nested-pcr-assay-for-detection-of-classical-goose-parvovirus-and-novel-goose-parvovirus-related-virus-in-sick-or-dead-ducks-with-short-beak-and-dwarfism-syndrome
#16
Pengfei Li, Ruihua Zhang, Junhao Chen, Dapeng Sun, Jingjing Lan, Shaoli Lin, Shasha Song, Zhijing Xie, Shijin Jiang
Duck short beak and dwarfism syndrome (SBDS) is an emerging infectious disease caused by a novel goose parvovirus-related virus (NGPV) in China. Until now, it remains uncertain whether the Cherry Valley ducks and mule ducks with SBDS are co-infected with classical goose parvovirus (GPV) and NGPV. In this study, a duplex semi-nested PCR assay with high specificity and sensitivity was developed for detection of the two viruses. Using the duplex PCR assay, NGPV was tested positive in all the 15 duck flocks with SBDS, whereas classical GPV was not detected in all the 133 sick and dead ducks collected from East China...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917862/antibacterial-hydroxypropyl-methyl-cellulose-edible-films-containing-nanoemulsions-of-thymus-daenensis-essential-oil-for-food-packaging
#17
Roya Moghimi, Atousa Aliahmadi, Hasan Rafati
Edible films containing essential oils (EO) as natural antibacterial agents are promising systems for food preservation. In this work, nanoemulsions of Thymus daenensis EO (wild; F1 and cultivated; F2) were loaded in hydroxyl propyl methyl cellulose (HPMC) films and the effect of different parameters (polymer, plasticizer, and EO concentration) on the film properties were analyzed and optimized. Prepared HPMC films were characterized in terms of EO loading, morphology, mechanical properties, and the antibacterial activity...
November 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916524/new-methods-to-analyze-b-cell-immune-responses-to-thymus-dependent-antigen-sheep-red-blood-cells
#18
Ellen J McAllister, John R Apgar, Charlotte R Leung, Robert C Rickert, Julia Jellusova
B cells contribute critically to an effective immune response by producing Ag-specific Abs. During the immune response to so-called "thymus-dependent Ags," activated B cells seek T cell help and form germinal centers. In contrast, thymus-independent Ags generally do not induce germinal center formation. In the germinal center, B cells undergo somatic hypermutation, affinity-based clonal expansion, and differentiation to produce plasma cells and memory B cells. Valuable insight into these processes has been gained by using model hapten-carrier complexes or SRBCs...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916454/anti-acanthamoeba-activity-of-tunisian-thymus-capitatus-essential-oil-and-organic-extracts
#19
Salma Saoudi, Ines Sifaoui, Nadia Chammem, María Reyes-Batlle, Atteneri López-Arencibia, Idaira Pacheco-Fernández, Verónica Pino, Moktar Hamdi, Ignacio A Jiménez, Isabel L Bazzocchi, José E Piñero, Jacob Lorenzo-Morales
Acanthamoeba species are free-living amoebae widely distributed in the environment and which cause serious human infections. The treatment of Acanthamoeba infections is always very difficult and not constantly effective. More efficient drugs against Acanthamoeba must be developed and medicinal plants can be useful in this case. Our research focused on the examination of the anti-Acanthamoeba activity of the essential oil and the ethanolic-aqueous extract from Thymus capitatus L. The essential oil showed best activity with an IC50 of 2...
September 12, 2017: Experimental Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912776/human-cd5-innate-lymphoid-cells-are-functionally-immature-and-their-development-from-cd34-progenitor-cells-is-regulated-by-id2
#20
Maho Nagasawa, Kristine Germar, Bianca Blom, Hergen Spits
Innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) have emerged as a key cell type involved in surveillance and maintenance of mucosal tissues. Mouse ILCs rely on the transcriptional regulator Inhibitor of DNA-binding protein 2 (Id2) for their development. Here, we show that Id2 also drives development of human ILC because forced expression of Id2 in human thymic progenitors blocked T cell commitment, upregulated CD161 and promyelocytic leukemia zinc finger (PLZF), and maintained CD127 expression, markers that are characteristic for human ILCs...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
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