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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542541/varicella-zoster-virus-glycoprotein-c-increases-chemokine-mediated-leukocyte-migration
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Víctor González-Motos, Carina Jürgens, Birgit Ritter, Kai A Kropp, Verónica Durán, Olav Larsen, Anne Binz, Werner J D Ouwendijk, Tihana Lenac Rovis, Stipan Jonjic, Georges M G M Verjans, Beate Sodeik, Thomas Krey, Rudolf Bauerfeind, Thomas F Schulz, Benedikt B Kaufer, Ulrich Kalinke, Amanda E I Proudfoot, Mette M Rosenkilde, Abel Viejo-Borbolla
Varicella zoster virus (VZV) is a highly prevalent human pathogen that establishes latency in neurons of the peripheral nervous system. Primary infection causes varicella whereas reactivation results in zoster, which is often followed by chronic pain in adults. Following infection of epithelial cells in the respiratory tract, VZV spreads within the host by hijacking leukocytes, including T cells, in the tonsils and other regional lymph nodes, and modifying their activity. In spite of its importance in pathogenesis, the mechanism of dissemination remains poorly understood...
May 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542361/granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factor-blockade-enables-dexamethasone-to-inhibit-lipopolysaccharide-induced-murine-lung-neutrophils
#2
Jesus Banuelos, Yun Cao, Soon Cheon Shin, Bruce S Bochner, Pedro Avila, Shihong Li, Xin Jiang, Mark W Lingen, Robert P Schleimer, Nick Z Lu
Glucocorticoids promote neutrophilic inflammation, the mechanisms of which are poorly characterized. Using a lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced acute murine lung injury model, we determined the role of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) in mouse lung neutrophil numbers in the absence and presence of dexamethasone, a potent glucocorticoid. G-CSF was blocked using a neutralizing antibody. Airway neutrophil numbers, cytokine levels, and lung injury parameters were measured. Glucocorticoid treatment maintained LPS-induced airway G-CSF while suppressing TNF and IL-6...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540339/leukocyte-telomere-length-and-serum-levels-of-high-molecular-weight-adiponectin-and-dehydroepiandrosterone-sulfate-could-reflect-distinct-aspects-of-longevity-in-japanese-centenarians
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Yuji Aoki, Masato Aoki, Kazuya Yamada
Leukocyte telomere length and serum levels of high-molecular-weight adiponectin and dehydroepiandrosterone-sulfate (DHEA-S) were assessed in association with nutrition and performance status (PS) in Japanese centenarians. Twenty-three centenarians (five men, 18 women) were classified according to their PS 1 (nearly fully ambulatory, n = 2), 2 (in bed less than 50% of daytime, n = 10), 3 (in bed greater than 50%, n = 6), and 4 (completely bedridden, n = 5). Leukocyte telomere length was determined by the hybridization protection assay, and the adiponectin and DHEA-S levels were measured by chemiluminescent enzyme immunoassay...
January 2017: Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537909/meta-analysis-indicating-that-high-alcam-expression-predicts-poor-prognosis-in-colorectal-cancer
#4
Yeqing Zhang, Chunmei Qian, Lin Jing, Jianlin Ren, Yu Guan
Activated leukocyte cell adhesion molecule (ALCAM) has been linked to the development and progress of colorectal cancer (CRC). In this meta-analysis, we examined whether ALCAM expression is predictive of survival outcomes in CRC patients. We included 7 studies with 2048 patients in our meta-analysis after searching the PubMed, Cochrane Library, EMBASE, OVID and Web of Science databases. High ALCAM expression was associated with poor overall survival among CRC patients (HR = 1.94, 95%CI = 1.05-3.58, P = 0.03)...
May 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535664/characterization-of-alphax-i-domain-binding-to-receptors-for-advanced-glycation-end-products-rage
#5
Dolgorsuren Buyannemekh, Sang-Uk Nham
The b2 integrins are cell surface transmembrane proteins regulating leukocyte functions, such as adhesion and migration. Two members of b2 integrin, aMb2 and aXb2, share the leukocyte distribution profile and integrin aXb2 is involved in antigen presentation in dendritic cells and transendothelial migration of monocytes and macrophages to atherosclerotic lesions. Receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE), a member of cell adhesion molecules, plays an important role in chronic inflammation and atherosclerosis...
May 24, 2017: Molecules and Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535527/treatment-of-acute-antibody-mediated-rejection
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Giorgia Comai, Matteo Ravaioli, Olga Baraldi, Vania Cuna, Lorenzo Gasperoni, Giovanni Liviano D''Arcangelo, Maria Cappuccilli, Antonio D Pinna, Claudio Ronco, Gaetano La Manna
Acute antibody-mediated rejection (AMR) remains an important challenge in the field of kidney transplantation despite the advances in immunosuppressive strategies, and has been recognized as an important cause of allograft dysfunction and graft loss. The treatments of acute AMR are not standardized and poor evidence is currently available on the effectiveness of therapy regimens with combinations of drugs. Standard treatment for acute AMR is based on 3 cornerstones: removal of donor-specific antibodies (DSAs) from the bloodstream, reduction of DSAs synthesis, and inhibition of the interaction between DSAs and human leukocyte antigen antigens on donor's cells...
2017: Contributions to Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523429/kir-lilrb-and-their-ligands-genes-as-potential-biomarkers-in-recurrent-implantation-failure
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Izabela Nowak, Karolina Wilczyńska, Jacek R Wilczyński, Andrzej Malinowski, Paweł Radwan, Michał Radwan, Piotr Kuśnierczyk
Reproductive failure in humans is a very important social and economic problem, because nowadays women decide to conceive later in life and delay motherhood. Unfortunately, with increasing age they have less chance for natural fertilization and maintenance of pregnancy. Many of them need assisted reproductive technology. Approximately 10% of women after in vitro fertilization-embryo transfers experience recurrent implantation failure (RIF). Multiple factors may contribute to RIF, including oocyte and sperm quality, parental chromosomal anomalies, genetic or metabolic abnormalities of the embryo, poor uterine receptivity, immunological disturbances in the implantation site, and some gynecologic pathologies such as endometriosis, uterine fibroids, hydrosalpinx and endometrial polyps...
May 18, 2017: Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523180/primary-atypical-carcinoid-tumor-of-the-mediastinum-a-very-rare-finding
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Luigi Ventura, Letizia Gnetti, Enrico Maria Silini, Guido Rindi, Paolo Carbognani, Michele Rusca, Luca Ampollini
Primary neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) of the mediastinum are very rare. Prognosis is usually poor despite treatment options. We present the case of a primary atypical carcinoid tumor of the mediastinum successfully treated by multimodal approach. A 50-year-old man presented for asthenia, dyspnea, and substernal sense of weight for two weeks. A chest-CT scan revealed a tumor mass of 107×55×95 mm(3) localized in the anterosuperior mediastinum compressing both brachiocephalic veins, the superior vena cava, the pericardium, and lungs...
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521575/high-frequency-of-de-novo-daz-microdeletion-in-sperm-nuclei-of-subfertile-men-possible-involvement-of-genome-instability-in-idiopathic-male-infertility
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Hossein Mozdarani, Pegah Ghoraeian, Sohail Mozdarani, Parvin Fallahi, Anahita Mohseni-Meybodi
The occurrence and diagnosis of Y-chromosome microdeletions, specifically deletions of the DAZ (Deleted in Azoospermia) genes are an important issue in male infertility. Screening Y chromosome microdeletion is mainly done using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) on blood leukocytes. However, there is some evidence indicating that presence of DAZ in somatic cells might not be indicative of its presence in the germ cell lineage. Therefore, a total of 130 men with poor semen quality were examined for presence of DAZ microdeletion in their leukocytes...
May 19, 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516066/the-alpha-tocopherol-form-of-vitamin-e-boosts-elastase-activity-of-human-pmns-and-their-ability-to-kill-streptococcus-pneumoniae
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Elsa N Bou Ghanem, James N Lee, Basma H Joma, Simin N Meydani, John M Leong, Alexander Panda
Despite the availability of vaccines, Streptococcus pneumoniae remains a leading cause of life-threatening infections, such as pneumonia, bacteremia and meningitis. Polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNs) are a key determinant of disease course, because optimal host defense requires an initial robust pulmonary PMN response to control bacterial numbers followed by modulation of this response later in infection. The elderly, who manifest a general decline in immune function and higher basal levels of inflammation, are at increased risk of developing pneumococcal pneumonia...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509139/unusual-listeria-monocytogenes-peritonitis-in-peritoneal-dialysis-patient-with-liver-cirrhosis-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Miloš Mitrović, P Đurić, A Janković, V Todorov, J Tošić-Dragović, N Simović, T Damjanović, N Dimković
Spontaneous Listeria peritonitis is well described in liver failure, but is uncommon in peritoneal dialysis patients. Atypical cases where peritonitis symptoms develop after systemic manifestations are rare and challenging for diagnostic. A 57-year-old peritoneal dialysis patient with history of ethylic cirrhosis was admitted after epileptic seizure. On admission, patient was soporous without signs of peritonitis and meningitis. Patient's peritoneal effluent was clear, with normal leukocytes. Cranial CT scan showed no abnormalities...
May 2017: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494812/whole-blood-gene-expression-in-adolescent-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-an-exploratory-cross-sectional-study-suggesting-altered-b-cell-differentiation-and-survival
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Chinh Bkrong Nguyen, Lene Alsøe, Jessica M Lindvall, Dag Sulheim, Even Fagermoen, Anette Winger, Mari Kaarbø, Hilde Nilsen, Vegard Bruun Wyller
BACKGROUND: Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a prevalent and disabling condition affecting adolescents. The pathophysiology is poorly understood, but immune alterations might be an important component. This study compared whole blood gene expression in adolescent CFS patients and healthy controls, and explored associations between gene expression and neuroendocrine markers, immune markers and clinical markers within the CFS group. METHODS: CFS patients (12-18 years old) were recruited nation-wide to a single referral center as part of the NorCAPITAL project...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484197/autopsy-of-invasive-ductal-pancreatic-carcinoma-that-transformed-into-a-tumor-producing-granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factor
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Hirohito Naruse, Norihiko Shimoyama, Taiki Kudo, Yoshiya Yamamoto, Kazuteru Hatanaka, Masayoshi Ohno, Kazuharu Suzuki, Hajime Hirata, Marina Suzuki
A 64-year-old woman was diagnosed with unresectable pancreatic cancer and underwent chemotherapy. However, the number of leukocytes significantly increased as the disease progressed. Serum G-CSF values also increased, and she eventually died on day 511 after diagnosis. Immediately after autopsy, immunohistochemical staining with an anti-G-CSF monoclonal antibody was positive in the poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma area of the primary pancreatic cancer and liver metastatic foci, but negative in the well-differentiated tubular adenocarcinoma part of the primary pancreatic cancer...
2017: Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai Zasshi, the Japanese Journal of Gastro-enterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475307/polymer-brush-functionalized-chitosan-hydrogels-as-antifouling-implant-coatings
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Irene Buzzacchera, Mariia Vorobii, Nina Yu Kostina, Andres de Los Santos Pereira, Tomáš Riedel, Michael Bruns, Wojciech Ogieglo, Martin Möller, Christopher J Wilson, Cesar Rodriguez-Emmenegger
Implantable sensor devices require coatings that efficiently interface with the tissue environment to mediate biochemical analysis. In this regard, bioinspired polymer hydrogels offer an attractive and abundant source of coating materials. However, upon implantation these materials generally elicit inflammation and the foreign body reaction as a consequence of protein fouling on their surface and concomitant poor hemocompatibility. In this report we investigate a strategy to endow chitosan hydrogel coatings with antifouling properties by the grafting of polymer brushes in a "grafting-from" approach...
May 12, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473975/increased-clot-formation-in-the-absence-of-increased-thrombin-generation-in-patients-with-peripheral-arterial-disease-a-case-control-study
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Marie-Claire F Kleinegris, Joke Konings, Jan W Daemen, Yvonne Henskens, Bas de Laat, Henri M H Spronk, Arina J Ten Cate-Hoek, Hugo Ten Cate
BACKGROUND: In peripheral arterial disease (PAD), activation of the hemostatic system may contribute to atherosclerosis progression and atherothrombotic events. OBJECTIVE: This case-control study assesses the overall coagulation status in PAD patients by evaluating coagulation markers in combination with thrombin generation potential, whole blood (WB) clot formation, and fibrinolysis. METHODS: In blood from 40 PAD patients (n = 20 with cardiovascular event within 1 year after initial diagnosis, n = 20 without) and 40 apparently healthy controls, thrombin generation was determined in WB and platelet-poor plasma...
2017: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465358/mutant-idh1-regulates-the-tumor-associated-immune-system-in-gliomas
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Nduka M Amankulor, Youngmi Kim, Sonali Arora, Julia Kargl, Frank Szulzewsky, Mark Hanke, Daciana H Margineantu, Aparna Rao, Hamid Bolouri, Jeff Delrow, David Hockenbery, A McGarry Houghton, Eric C Holland
Gliomas harboring mutations in isocitrate dehydrogenase 1/2 (IDH1/2) have the CpG island methylator phenotype (CIMP) and significantly longer patient survival time than wild-type IDH1/2 (wtIDH1/2) tumors. Although there are many factors underlying the differences in survival between these two tumor types, immune-related differences in cell content are potentially important contributors. In order to investigate the role of IDH mutations in immune response, we created a syngeneic pair mouse model for mutant IDH1 (muIDH1) and wtIDH1 gliomas and demonstrated that muIDH1 mice showed many molecular and clinical similarities to muIDH1 human gliomas, including a 100-fold higher concentration of 2-hydroxygluratate (2-HG), longer survival time, and higher CpG methylation compared with wtIDH1...
May 2, 2017: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461571/characterization-of-the-micro-environment-of-the-testis-that-shapes-the-phenotype-and-function-of-testicular-macrophages
#17
Ming Wang, Monika Fijak, Hamid Hossain, Melanie Markmann, Rolf M Nüsing, Günter Lochnit, Michaela F Hartmann, Stefan A Wudy, Lizong Zhang, Huanpeng Gu, Lutz Konrad, Trinad Chakraborty, Andreas Meinhardt, Sudhanshu Bhushan
Macrophages are important in the activation of innate immune responses and in a tissue-specific manner in the maintenance of organ homeostasis. Testicular macrophages (TM), which reside in the testicular interstitial space, comprise the largest leukocyte population in the testes and are assumed to play a relevant function in maintaining testicular immune privilege. Numerous studies have indicated that the interstitial fluid (IF) surrounding the TM has immunosuppressive properties, which may influence the phenotype of TM...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459868/aberrant-leukocyte-telomere-length-in-birdshot-uveitis
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Nadia Vazirpanah, Fleurieke H Verhagen, Anna Rothova, Tom O A R Missotten, Mirjam van Velthoven, Anneke I Den Hollander, Carel B Hoyng, Timothy R D J Radstake, Jasper C A Broen, Jonas J W Kuiper
PURPOSE: Birdshot Uveitis (BU) is an archetypical chronic inflammatory eye disease, with poor visual prognosis, that provides an excellent model for studying chronic inflammation. BU typically affects patients in the fifth decade of life. This suggests that it may represent an age-related chronic inflammatory disease, which has been linked to increased erosion of telomere length of leukocytes. METHODS: To study this in detail, we exploited a sensitive standardized quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction to determine the peripheral blood leukocyte telomere length (LTL) in 91 genotyped Dutch BU patients and 150 unaffected Dutch controls...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455634/depression-of-leukocyte-protein-synthesis-immune-function-and-growth-performance-induced-by-high-environmental-temperature-in-broiler-chickens
#19
Nancy N Kamel, Ayman M H Ahmed, Gamal M K Mehaisen, Magdi M Mashaly, Ahmed O Abass
In tropical and semitropical regions, raising broiler chickens out of their thermal comfort zone can cause an added economic loss in the poultry industry. The cause for the deleterious effects on immunity and growth performance of broilers under high environmental temperatures is still poorly understood. Therefore, the aim of the current investigation was to evaluate the effect of heat stress on leukocytes protein synthesis and immune function as a possible direct cause of low performance in broiler chickens under such condition...
April 28, 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454377/frequent-expression-of-human-leukocyte-antigen-class-i-and-the-status-of-intratumoral-immune-cells-in-alveolar-soft-part-sarcoma
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Akira Ogose, Hiroyuki Kawashima, Tetsuo Hotta, Takashi Ariizumi, Tetsuro Yamagishi, Naoki Oike, Taro Sasaki, Hiroshi Hatano, Hajime Umezu, Naoto Endo
The prognosis of alveolar soft part sarcoma is poor, despite the slow growth of the tumor. A number of cases with spontaneous regression of this rare tumor have been reported. Although the mechanisms underlying spontaneous regression remain uncertain, local immune reaction may be a possible contributing factor. Immunohistochemical expression of human leukocyte antigen (HLA) class I, cluster of differentiation (CD) 3, CD4, CD8, CD20, CD45, CD56, CD68, CD138 and CD163 were assessed in a series of 10 alveolar soft part sarcomas, and the expression profiles were associated with patients' clinicopathological parameters...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
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