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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919436/complement-in-basic-processes-of-the-cell
#1
Anaïs Jiménez-Reinoso, Ana V Marin, José R Regueiro
The complement system is reemerging in the last few years not only as key element of innate immunity against pathogens, but also as a main regulator of local adaptive responses, affecting dendritic cells as well as T and B lymphocytes. We review data showing that leucocytes are capable of significant autocrine synthesis of complement proteins, and express a large range of complement receptors, which in turn regulate their differentiation and effector functions while cross talking with other innate receptors such as Toll-like receptors...
December 2, 2016: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900294/efficacy-of-autologous-leukocyte-reduced-platelet-rich-plasma-therapy-for-patellar-tendinopathy-in-a-rat-treadmill-model
#2
Mamoru Yoshida, Hiroki Funasaki, Keishi Marumo
BACKGROUND: An autologous platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy has currently been applied for the tendinopathy; however, its efficacy and an optimal platelets concentration in PRP were uncertain. We analyzed them in an animal model prepared using a repetitive running exercise. METHODS: We made the tendinopathy rat model of patellar tendon using a rodent treadmill machine. Rats with tendinopathy were injected with leukocyte-reduced PRP at the platelets concentration of 1...
April 2016: Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886006/semi-automated-extraction-and-characterization-of-stromal-vascular-fraction-using-a-new-medical-device
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Alexander Hanke, Lukas Prantl, Carina Wenzel, Michael Nerlich, Gero Brockhoff, Markus Loibl, Sebastian Gehmert
INTRODUCTION: The stem cell rich Stromal Vascular Fraction (SVF) can be harvested by processing lipo-aspirate or fat tissue with an enzymatic digestion followed by centrifugation. To date neither a standardised extraction method for SVF nor a generally admitted protocol for cell application in patients exists. A novel commercially available semi-automated device for the extraction of SVF promises sterility, consistent results and usability in the clinical routine. The aim of this work was to compare the quantity and quality of the SVF between the new system and an established manual laboratory method...
November 23, 2016: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878326/a-novel-72-kda-leukocyte-derived-osteoglycin-enhances-the-activation-of-toll-like-receptor-4-and-exacerbates-cardiac-inflammation-during-viral-myocarditis
#4
Marieke Rienks, Anna Papageorgiou, Kristiaan Wouters, Wouter Verhesen, Rick van Leeuwen, Paolo Carai, Georg Summer, Dirk Westermann, Stephane Heymans
BACKGROUND: Viral myocarditis can severely damage the myocardium through excessive infiltration of immune cells. Osteoglycin (OGN) is part of the small leucine-rich repeat proteoglycan (SLRP) family. SLRP's may affect inflammatory and fibrotic processes, but the implication of OGN in cardiac inflammation and the resulting injury upon viral myocarditis is unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: This study uncovered a previously unidentified 72-kDa variant of OGN that is predominant in cardiac human and mouse samples of viral myocarditis...
November 23, 2016: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865272/proline-arginine-rich-pr-39-cathelicidin-structure-expression-and-functional-implication-in-intestinal-health
#5
REVIEW
Ravi Holani, Chaitanya Shah, Qahir Haji, G Douglas Inglis, Richard R E Uwiera, Eduardo R Cobo
Proline-Arginine-39 (PR-39) is a small cationic, proline and arginine rich, cathelicidin that plays an important role in the porcine innate immune system. Although PR-39 was first discovered in intestinal cell lysates of pigs, subsequent research has indicated that it is primarily expressed in bone marrow and other lymphoid tissues including the thymus and spleen, as well as in leukocytes. Mature PR-39 cathelicidin has anti-microbial activity against many gram-negative and some gram-positive bacteria. PR-39 is also a bridge between the innate and adaptive immune system with recognized immunomodulatory, wound healing, anti-apoptotic, and pro-angiogenic functions...
December 2016: Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851941/antimicrobial-peptides-share-a-common-interaction-driven-by-membrane-line-tension-reduction
#6
J Michael Henderson, Alan J Waring, Frances Separovic, Ka Yee C Lee
Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are a class of host-defense molecules that neutralize a broad range of pathogens. Their membrane-permeabilizing behavior has been commonly attributed to the formation of pores; however, with the continuing discovery of AMPs, many are uncharacterized and their exact mechanism remains unknown. Using atomic force microscopy, we previously characterized the disruption of model membranes by protegrin-1 (PG-1), a cationic AMP from pig leukocytes. When incubated with zwitterionic membranes of dimyristoylphosphocholine, PG-1 first induced edge instability at low concentrations, then porous defects at intermediate concentrations, and finally worm-like micelle structures at high concentrations...
November 15, 2016: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849108/influence-of-calcium-salts-and-bovine-thrombin-on-growth-factor-release-from-equine-platelet-rich-gel-supernatants
#7
Carlos E Giraldo, María E Álvarez, Jorge U Carmona
OBJECTIVE: To compare five activation methods in equine platelet-rich plasma (PRP) by determination of platelet-derived growth factor BB (PDGF-BB) and transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGF-β1) concentrations in platelet-rich gel (PRG) supernatants. METHODS: Platelet-rich plasma from 20 horses was activated by calcium chloride (CC), calcium gluconate (CG), bovine thrombin (BT), and their combinations, BTCC and BTCG. Both growth factor concentrations in PRG supernatants were measured by ELISA and compared with plasma and platelet lysates (PL) over time...
November 16, 2016: Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology: V.C.O.T
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847826/mast-cells-key-players-in-the-shadow-in-oral-inflammation-and-in-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-oral-cavity
#8
REVIEW
Pusa Nela Gaje, Raluca Amalia Ceausu, Adriana Jitariu, Stefan Ioan Stratul, Laura-Cristina Rusu, Ramona Amina Popovici, Marius Raica
Although mast cells (MCs) have been discovered over 130 years ago, their function was almost exclusively linked to allergic affections. At the time being, it is well known that MCs possess a great variety of roles, in both physiologic and pathologic conditions. In the oral tissues, MCs release different proinflammatory cytokines, tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), that promote leukocyte infiltration in various inflammatory states of the oral cavity. These cells play a key role in the inflammatory process and, as a consequence, their number changes in different pathologic conditions of the oral cavity, like gingivitis, periodontitis, and so on...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822319/effect-of-prenatal-dha-supplementation-on-the-infant-epigenome-results-from-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#9
Susan J van Dijk, Jing Zhou, Timothy J Peters, Michael Buckley, Brodie Sutcliffe, Yalchin Oytam, Robert A Gibson, Andrew McPhee, Lisa N Yelland, Maria Makrides, Peter L Molloy, Beverly S Muhlhausler
BACKGROUND: Evidence is accumulating that nutritional exposures in utero can influence health outcomes in later life. Animal studies and human epidemiological studies have implicated epigenetic modifications as playing a key role in this process, but there are limited data from large well-controlled human intervention trials. This study utilized a large double-blind randomized placebo-controlled trial to test whether a defined nutritional exposure in utero, in this case docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), could alter the infant epigenome...
2016: Clinical Epigenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818338/antimicrobial-and-host-cell-directed-activities-of-gly-ser-rich-peptides-from-salmonid-cathelicidins
#10
Francesca D'Este, Monica Benincasa, Giuseppe Cannone, Michela Furlan, Michele Scarsini, Donatella Volpatti, Renato Gennaro, Alessandro Tossi, Barbara Skerlavaj, Marco Scocchi
Cathelicidins, a major family of vertebrate antimicrobial peptides (AMPs), have a recognized role in the first line of defense against infections. They have been identified in several salmonid species, where the putative mature peptides are unusually long and rich in serine and glycine residues, often arranged in short multiple repeats (RLGGGS/RPGGGS) intercalated by hydrophobic motifs. Fragments of 24-40 residues, spanning specific motifs and conserved sequences in grayling or brown, rainbow and brook trout, were chemically synthesized and examined for antimicrobial activity against relevant Gram-positive and Gram-negative salmonid pathogens, as well as laboratory reference strains...
December 2016: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806696/large-scale-gene-co-expression-network-as-a-source-of-functional-annotation-for-cattle-genes
#11
Hamid Beiki, Ardeshir Nejati-Javaremi, Abbas Pakdel, Ali Masoudi-Nejad, Zhi-Liang Hu, James M Reecy
BACKGROUND: Genome sequencing and subsequent gene annotation of genomes has led to the elucidation of many genes, but in vertebrates the actual number of protein coding genes are very consistent across species (~20,000). Seven years after sequencing the cattle genome, there are still genes that have limited annotation and the function of many genes are still not understood, or partly understood at best. Based on the assumption that genes with similar patterns of expression across a vast array of tissues and experimental conditions are likely to encode proteins with related functions or participate within a given pathway, we constructed a genome-wide Cattle Gene Co-expression Network (CGCN) using 72 microarray datasets that contained a total of 1470 Affymetrix Genechip Bovine Genome Arrays that were retrieved from either NCBI GEO or EBI ArrayExpress...
November 2, 2016: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795854/minibactenecins-chbac7-n%C3%AE-and-chbac7-n%C3%AE-antimicrobial-peptides-from-leukocytes-of-the-goat-capra-hircus
#12
O V Shamova, D S Orlov, M S Zharkova, S V Balandin, E V Yamschikova, D Knappe, R Hoffmann, V N Kokryakov, T V Ovchinnikova
Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) of neutrophils play an important role in the animal and human host defenses. We have isolated two AMPs (average molecular masses of 2895.5 and 2739.3 Da), with potent antimicrobial activity from neutrophils of the domestic goat (Capra hircus). A structural analysis of the obtained peptides revealed that they encompass N-terminal fragments (1-21 and 1-22) of the proline-rich peptide bactenecin 7.5. The primary structure of caprine bactenecin 7.5 had been previously deduced from the nucleotide sequence, but the corresponding protein had not been isolated from leukocytes until now...
July 2016: Acta Naturae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793778/aav-mediated-gene-delivery-attenuates-neuroinflammation-in-feline-sandhoff-disease
#13
Allison M Bradbury, Tiffany A Peterson, Amanda L Gross, Stephen Z Wells, Victoria J McCurdy, Karen G Wolfe, John C Dennis, Brandon L Brunson, Heather Gray-Edwards, Ashley N Randle, Aime K Johnson, Edward E Morrison, Nancy R Cox, Henry J Baker, Miguel Sena-Esteves, Douglas R Martin
Sandhoff disease (SD) is a lysosomal storage disorder characterized by the absence of hydrolytic enzyme β-N-acetylhexosaminidase (Hex), which results in storage of GM2 ganglioside in neurons and unremitting neurodegeneration. Neuron loss initially affects fine motor skills, but rapidly progresses to loss of all body faculties, a vegetative state, and death by five years of age in humans. A well-established feline model of SD allows characterization of the disease in a large animal model and provides a means to test the safety and efficacy of therapeutic interventions before initiating clinical trials...
October 26, 2016: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789290/ablation-of-biglycan-attenuates-cardiac-hypertrophy-and-fibrosis-after-left-ventricular-pressure-overload
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Nadine Beetz, Carolin Rommel, Tilman Schnick, Elena Neumann, Achim Lother, Elsa Beatriz Monroy-Ordonez, Martin Zeeb, Sebastian Preissl, Ralf Gilsbach, Ariane Melchior-Becker, Bartosz Rylski, Monika Stoll, Liliana Schaefer, Friedhelm Beyersdorf, Brigitte Stiller, Lutz Hein
AIMS: Biglycan, a small leucine-rich proteoglycan, has been shown to play an important role in stabilizing fibrotic scars after experimental myocardial infarction. However, the role of biglycan in the development and regression of cardiomyocyte hypertrophy and fibrosis during cardiac pressure overload and unloading remains elusive. Thus, the aim of the present study was to assess the effect of biglycan on cardiac remodeling in a mouse model of left ventricular pressure overload and unloading...
October 24, 2016: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775049/a-high-throughput-microfluidic-approach-for-1000-fold-leukocyte-reduction-of-platelet-rich-plasma
#15
Hui Xia, Briony C Strachan, Sean C Gifford, Sergey S Shevkoplyas
Leukocyte reduction of donated blood products substantially reduces the risk of a number of transfusion-related complications. Current 'leukoreduction' filters operate by trapping leukocytes within specialized filtration material, while allowing desired blood components to pass through. However, the continuous release of inflammatory cytokines from the retained leukocytes, as well as the potential for platelet activation and clogging, are significant drawbacks of conventional 'dead end' filtration. To address these limitations, here we demonstrate our newly-developed 'controlled incremental filtration' (CIF) approach to perform high-throughput microfluidic removal of leukocytes from platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in a continuous flow regime...
October 24, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759829/analysis-of-cytokine-profile-and-growth-factors-in-platelet-rich-plasma-obtained-by-open-systems-and-commercial-columns
#16
Alberto de Castro Pochini, Eliane Antonioli, Daniella Zanetti Bucci, Luiz Roberto Sardinha, Carlos Vicente Andreoli, Mario Ferretti, Benno Ejnisman, Anna Carla Goldberg, Moisés Cohen
Objective: To evaluate growth factors and cytokines in samples of platelet-rich plasma obtained by three different centrifugation methods. Methods: Peripheral blood of six individuals with no hematological diseases, aged 18 to 68 years, was drawn to obtain platelet-rich plasma, using the open method and commercial columns by Medtronic and Biomet. The products obtained with the different types of centrifugation were submitted to laboratory analysis, including pro-inflammatory cytokines and chemokines by flow cytometry assays, the concentration of fibroblast growth factors-2 (FGF-2) and transforming growth factor-beta1 (TGF-β1)...
July 2016: Einstein
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27738004/gef-h1-is-necessary-for-neutrophil-shear-stress-induced-migration-during-inflammation
#17
Noah Fine, Ioannis D Dimitriou, Jacob Rullo, María José Sandí, Björn Petri, Jack Haitsma, Hisham Ibrahim, Jose La Rose, Michael Glogauer, Paul Kubes, Myron Cybulsky, Robert Rottapel
Leukocyte crawling and transendothelial migration (TEM) are potentiated by shear stress caused by blood flow. The mechanism that couples shear stress to migration has not been fully elucidated. We found that mice lacking GEF-H1 (GEF-H1(-/-)), a RhoA-specific guanine nucleotide exchange factor (GEF), displayed limited migration and recruitment of neutrophils into inflamed tissues. GEF-H1(-/-) leukocytes were deficient in in vivo crawling and TEM in the postcapillary venules. We demonstrated that although GEF-H1 deficiency had little impact on the migratory properties of neutrophils under static conditions, shear stress triggered GEF-H1-dependent spreading and crawling of neutrophils and relocalization of GEF-H1 to flotillin-2-rich uropods...
October 10, 2016: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27706013/the-early-histological-effects-of-intravesical-instillation-of-platelet-rich-plasma-in-cystitis-models
#18
M İrfan Dönmez, Kubilay İnci, Naciye Dilara Zeybek, H Serkan Doğan, Ali Ergen
PURPOSE: To evaluate the early histological effects of the intravesical instillation of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in rabbit models of interstitial and hemorrhagic cystitis. METHODS: Thirty-six rabbits were classified into 6 groups: saline (S), S+PRP, hydrochloric acid (HCl), HCl+PRP, cyclophosphamide (CyP), and CyP+PRP. At 48 hours after induction, PRP was prepared and intravesically administered to the S+PRP, HCl+PRP, and CyP+PRP groups. Bladder sections were stained with toluidine blue for mast cell counting and with hematoxylin and eosin for histopathology and mitotic index determination...
September 2016: International Neurourology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27698798/celecoxib-exhibits-an-anti-gastric-cancer-effect-by-targeting-focal-adhesion-and-leukocyte-transendothelial-migration-associated-genes
#19
Guo-Hua Jin, Wei Xu, Yang Shi, Li-Bo Wang
Gastric cancer (GC) is a prevalent cancer, which remains incurable, and therefore requires an alternative treatment method. Celecoxib is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug that targets cyclooxygenase-2, and exhibits anticancer effects. The present study aimed to investigate the anti-GC mechanism of celecoxib using bioinformatics methods. Gene expression datasets GSE56807 (GC tissues and normal gastric tissues) and GSE54657 (celecoxib-treated and non-treated human GC epithelial AGS cells) were downloaded from the Gene Expression Omnibus database...
October 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27688929/antibody-supervised-deep-learning-for-quantification-of-tumor-infiltrating-immune-cells-in-hematoxylin-and-eosin-stained-breast-cancer-samples
#20
Riku Turkki, Nina Linder, Panu E Kovanen, Teijo Pellinen, Johan Lundin
BACKGROUND: Immune cell infiltration in tumor is an emerging prognostic biomarker in breast cancer. The gold standard for quantification of immune cells in tissue sections is visual assessment through a microscope, which is subjective and semi-quantitative. In this study, we propose and evaluate an approach based on antibody-guided annotation and deep learning to quantify immune cell-rich areas in hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) stained samples. METHODS: Consecutive sections of formalin-fixed parafin-embedded samples obtained from the primary tumor of twenty breast cancer patients were cut and stained with H&E and the pan-leukocyte CD45 antibody...
2016: Journal of Pathology Informatics
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