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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328867/astragaloside-iv-alleviates-lipopolysaccharide-induced-acute-kidney-injury-through-down-regulating-cytokines-ccr5-and-p-erk-and-elevating-anti-oxidative-ability
#1
Wei Zhou, Yi Chen, Xingyu Zhang
BACKGROUND Astragaloside IV (AS-IV) has been shown to prevent ischemia-induced acute kidney injury (AKI) in rat models of ischemia and reperfusion. However, the effects of AS-IV on AKI during sepsis and endotoxinemia is unclear. The current study aimed to investigate the effects and molecular mechanisms of AS-IV on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced AKI. MATERIAL AND METHODS Adult male CD-1 mice were randomly assigned into 6 groups (n=8/group): control group: mice were intraperitoneally (i.p.) injected with normal saline; LPS group (10 mg/kg, i...
March 22, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326644/hiv-1-susceptibility-of-transgenic-rat-derived-primary-macrophage-t-cells-and-a-t-cell-line-that-express-human-receptors-cyclint1-and-crm1-genes
#2
Hisatoshi Shida, Hiroyuki Okada, Hajime Suzuki, Xianfeng Zhang, Jing Chen, Yasuko Tsunetsugu-Yokota, Yuetsu Tanaka, Fumika Yakushiji, Yoshio Hayashi
We developed transgenic (Tg) rats that express human CD4, CCR5, CXCR4, CyclinT1, and CRM1 genes. Tg rat macrophages were efficiently infected with HIV-1 and supported production of infectious progeny virus. By contrast, both rat primary CD4(+) T cells and established T cell lines expressing human CD4, CCR5, CyclinT1, and CRM1 genes were infected inefficiently, but this was ameliorated by inhibition of cyclophilin A. The infectivity of rat T cell-derived virus was lower than that of human T cell-derived virus...
March 22, 2017: Genes to Cells: Devoted to Molecular & Cellular Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322598/screening-and-functional-profiling-of-small-molecule-hiv-1-entry-and-fusion-inhibitors
#3
Charline Giroud, Yuhong Du, Mariana Marin, Qui Min, Nathan T Jui, Haian Fu, Gregory B Melikyan
HIV-1 entry and fusion with target cells is an important target for antiviral therapy. However, a few currently approved treatments are not effective as monotherapy due to the emergence of drug resistance. This consideration has fueled efforts to develop new bioavailable inhibitors targeting different steps of the HIV-1 entry process. Here, a high-throughput screen was performed of a large library of 100,000 small molecules for HIV-1 entry/fusion inhibitors, using a direct virus-cell fusion assay in a 384 half-well format...
February 2017: Assay and Drug Development Technologies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319586/short-term-exercise-training-alters-leukocyte-chemokine-receptors-in-obese-adults
#4
Julianne C Barry, Svetlana Simtchouk, Cody Durrer, Mary E Jung, Jonathan P Little
Obesity is characterized by chronic low-grade inflammation driven by activation and tissue infiltration of circulating leukocytes. Although exercise has anti-inflammatory effects, the impact of exercise on mediators of leukocyte migration is unclear. PURPOSE: To determine the impact of high intensity interval training (HIIT) versus moderate intensity continuous training (MICT), in the absence of weight/fat loss, on circulating chemokines and leukocyte chemokine receptors. METHODS: Thirty-seven inactive obese adults were randomized to two weeks (10 sessions) of HIIT or MICT with fasting blood samples collected before and after training...
March 18, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294064/knockdown-of-c-c-chemokine-receptor-5-ccr5-is-protective-against-cerebral-ischemia-and-reperfusion-injury
#5
Edna Constanza Gómez Victoria, Eliana Cristina de Brito Toscano, Ana Clara de Sousa Cardoso, Daniele Gonçalves da Silva, Aline Silva de Miranda, Lucíola da Silva Barcelos, Michelle Adriane Sugimoto, Lirlândia Pires Sousa, Isabel Vieira de Assis Lima, Antônio Carlos Pinheiro de Oliveira, Fátima Brant, Fabiana Simão Machado, Mauro Martins Teixeira, Antônio Lúcio Teixeira, Milene Alvarenga Rachid
BACKGROUND: Stroke is the second leading cause of death and a major cause of disability of adults worldwide. Inflammatory processes are known to contribute to the pathophysiology of cerebral ischemia, especially following reperfusion. Chemokines and their receptors are involved in migration of leukocytes and have been implicated in pathogenesis of ischemic stroke. OBJECTIVE: In the present study, we investigated the effects of C-C chemokine receptor type 5 (CCR5) deficiency on neurological outcome, brain damage and expression of pro-inflammatory chemokines: chemokine (C-X-C motif) ligand 1 (CXCL1), chemokine (CC motif) ligand 3 (CCL3) and chemokine (C-C motif) ligand 5 (CCL5), and the brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF)...
March 13, 2017: Current Neurovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287833/identification-of-a-novel-hiv-type-1-crf01_ae-b-c-recombinant-isolate-in-sichuan-china
#6
Yan Wang, Desheng Kong, Weisi Xu, Fan Li, Shu Liang, Yi Feng, Fujie Zhang, Yiming Shao, Liying Ma
We report in this study a novel HIV-1 unique recombinant virus (XC2014EU01) isolated from an HIV-positive man who infected through heterosexual sex in Sichuan, China. The near full-length genome analyses showed that XC2014EU01 harbored one subtype B segment in pol region and two subtype C segments in gag-pol region in a CRF01_AE backbone. The unique mosaic structure was distinctly different from the other CRF01_AE/B'/C recombinant forms reported. Phylogenetic tree analyses revealed that the subtype B region originated from a Thailand subtype B' lineage, the subtype C regions were from an India C lineage, and the backbone was from CRF01_AE...
March 13, 2017: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286236/5-hydroxytyrosol-inhibits-hiv-1-replication-in-primary-cells-of-the-lower-and-upper-female-reproductive-tract
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Elisa Saba, Paola Panina-Bordignon, Isabel Pagani, Massimo Origoni, Massimo Candiani, Claudio Doglioni, Gianluca Taccagni, Silvia Ghezzi, José Alcami, Elisa Vicenzi, Guido Poli
We investigated the potential anti-HIV-1 activity of the candidate microbicide 5-hydroxytyrosol (5-HT) both in primary human cervical tissue explants (CTE), established from tissues of women undergoing histerectomy, and in endometrium-associated leukocytes (EAL). CTE were exposed to either the laboratory-adapted HIV-1BaL or to primary viral isolates in the presence or absence of 5-HT or 3TC/lamivudine as control and were then monitored for 12 days in terms of HIV-1 p24 Gag antigen production in culture supernatants...
March 7, 2017: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282403/chemokine-binding-protein-m3-limits-atherosclerosis-in-apolipoprotein-e-mice
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Dhanya Ravindran, Anisyah Ridiandries, Laura Z Vanags, Rodney Henriquez, Siân Cartland, Joanne T M Tan, Christina A Bursill
Chemokines are important in macrophage recruitment and the progression of atherosclerosis. The 'M3' chemokine binding protein inactivates key chemokines involved in atherosclerosis (e.g. CCL2, CCL5 and CX3CL1). We aimed to determine the effect of M3 on plaque development and composition. In vitro chemotaxis studies confirmed that M3 protein inhibited the activity of chemokines CCL2, CCL5 and CX3CL1 as primary human monocyte migration as well as CCR2-, CCR5- and CX3CR1-directed migration was attenuated by M3...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279756/analysis-of-ccr5-gene-polymorphisms-in-321-healthy-saudis-using-next-generation-sequencing
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Mohammed A Al Balwi, Ali I Hadadi, Wardah Alharbi, Mariam Ballow, Abdulrahman AlAsiri, Abdulkareem AlAbdulrahman, Udayaraja G K, Mohammed Aldrees, Ibrahim AlAbdulkareem, Ali H Hajeer
AIMS: To investigate the extent of CCR5 polymorphism in the healthy Saudi population. METHOD: A total of 321 healthy Saudi individuals were sequenced using the ion Ampliseq™ Exome kit (Life Technologies, USA) on genomic DNA following manufacturer's protocol. Whole Exome Sequencing (WES) reads were aligned to the human reference genome (hg19 build) with Torrent Suite Software (v5.0.2) and the variants were called using the Torrent Variant Caller plugin (v5.0) and imported into Ion Reporter Server (v5...
March 7, 2017: Human Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279751/blockade-of-ccr5-receptor-prevents-m2-microglia-phenotype-in-a-microglia-glioma-paradigm
#10
Emilia Laudati, Diego Currò, Pierluigi Navarra, Lucia Lisi
Microglia express chemokines and their cognate receptors that were found to play important roles in many processes required for tumor development, such as tumor growth, proliferation, invasion, and angiogenesis. Among the chemokine receptor, CCR5 have been documented in different cancer models; in particular, CCR5 is highly expressed in human glioblastoma, where it is associated to poor prognosis. In the present study, we investigated the effect of CCR5 receptor blockade on a paradigm of microglia-glioma interaction; the CCR5 blocker maraviroc (MRV) was used as a pharmacological tool...
March 6, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276569/ccr5-cd8-t-cell-levels-and-monocyte-activation-precede-the-onset-of-acute-coronary-syndrome-in-hiv-infected-patients-on-antiretroviral-therapy
#11
Laura Tarancon-Diez, Rebeca S De Pablo-Bernal, Ana I Álvarez-Rios, Isaac Rosado-Sánchez, Beatriz Dominguez-Molina, Miguel Genebat, Yolanda M Pacheco, José Luis Jiménez, M Ángeles Muñoz-Fernández, Ezequiel Ruiz-Mateos, Manuel Leal
Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is nowadays one of the leading causes of morbid-mortality in HIV-infected population, but innate and adaptive immune mechanisms preceding this event are unknown. In this work we comprehensively and longitudinally observed, by multiparametric flow cytometry and following a case-control design, increased CCR5(+)CD8(+) T-cells levels and monocytes expressing activation and adhesion markers in HIV-infected patients who are going to suffer ACS. In addition, we found direct associations between activated CD8(+) T-cells and myeloid cells that were only statistically significant in the group of patients with ACS and in the follow up time point just before the ACS...
March 9, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273887/csf-1-regulates-the-function-of-monocytes-in-crohn-s-disease-patients-in-remission
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Juan Camilo Nieto, Carlos Zamora, Elisabet Cantó, Esther Garcia-Planella, Jordi Gordillo, Maria Angels Ortiz, Cándido Juárez, Silvia Vidal
During the flare-ups of Crohn's disease (CD) patients, circulating leukocytes actively migrate toward the inflamed sites. During the remission, the lack of symptoms does not necessarily imply immunological remission. To decipher inflammatory mechanisms still operating during CD remission, we compared the expression of chemokine receptors on monocytes from CD and healthy donors (HD), and how these differences could modulate monocyte maturation and cytokine production. Flow cytometry analysis showed a higher expression of CCR5 on monocytes from CD patients than those from HD after 24 h...
December 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264054/delineating-cd4-dependency-of-hiv-1-adaptation-to-infect-low-level-cd4-expressing-target-cells-widens-cellular-tropism-but-severely-impacts-on-envelope-functionality
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David Beauparlant, Peter Rusert, Carsten Magnus, Claus Kadelka, Jacqueline Weber, Therese Uhr, Osvaldo Zagordi, Corinna Oberle, Maria J Duenas-Decamp, Paul R Clapham, Karin J Metzner, Huldrych F Günthard, Alexandra Trkola
A hallmark of HIV-1 infection is the continuously declining number of the virus' predominant target cells, activated CD4+ T cells. With diminishing CD4+ T cell levels, the capacity to utilize alternate cell types and receptors, including cells that express low CD4 receptor levels such as macrophages, thus becomes crucial. To explore evolutionary paths that allow HIV-1 to acquire a wider host cell range by infecting cells with lower CD4 levels, we dissected the evolution of the envelope-CD4 interaction under in vitro culture conditions that mimicked the decline of CD4high target cells, using a prototypic subtype B, R5-tropic strain...
March 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261571/targeting-angiotensin-ii-type-1-receptor-at1r-inhibits-the-harmful-phenotype-of-plasmodium-specific-cd8-t-cells-during-blood-stage-malaria
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João L Silva-Filho, Celso Caruso-Neves, Ana A S Pinheiro
CD8(+) T-cell response is critical in the pathogenesis of cerebral malaria during blood-stage. Our group and other have been shown that angiotensin II (Ang II) and its receptor AT1 (AT1R), a key effector axis of renin-angiotensin system (RAS), have immune regulatory effects on T cells. Previously, we showed that inhibition of AT1R signaling protects mice against the lethal disease induced by Plasmodium berghei ANKA infection However, most of the Ang II/AT1R actions were characterized by using only pharmacological approaches, the effects of which may not always be due to a specific receptor blockade...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254151/role-of-cyclooxygenase-2-pathway-in-creating-an-immunosuppressive-microenvironment-and-in-initiation-and-progression-of-wilms-tumor
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Paramahamsa Maturu, Devin Jones, E Cristy Ruteshouser, Qianghua Hu, Joseph M Reynolds, John Hicks, Nagireddy Putluri, Suhendan Ekmekcioglu, Elizabeth A Grimm, Chen Dong, Willem W Overwijk
Wilms' tumors (WT), which accountfor 6% of all childhood cancers, arise from dysregulated differentiation of nephrogenic progenitor cells from embryonic kidneys. Though there is an improvement in the prognosis of WT, still 10% of patients with WT die due to recurrence. Thus more effective treatment approaches are necessary. We previously characterized the inflammatory microenvironment in human WT and observed the robust expression of COX-2. The aim of this study was to extend our studies to analyze the role of COX-2 pathway components in WT progression using a mouse model of WT...
March 2017: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243867/peripheral-blood-lymphocyte-hiv-dna-levels-correlate-with-hiv-associated-neurocognitive-disorders-in-nigeria
#16
Jibreel Jumare, Sara Sunshine, Hayat Ahmed, Samer S El-Kamary, Laurence Magder, Laura Hungerford, Tricia Burdo, Lindsay M Eyzaguirre, Anya Umlauf, Mariana Cherner, Alash'le Abimiku, Man Charurat, Jonathan Z Li, William A Blattner, Walter Royal
Mononuclear cells play key roles in the pathogenic mechanisms leading to HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HANDs). We examined the association between HIV DNA within peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) subsets and HAND in Nigeria. PBMCs were collected at baseline from 36 antiretroviral naive participants. CD14+ cells and T&B lymphocyte fractions were isolated by, respectively, positive and negative magnetic bead separation. Total HIV DNA within CD14+ and T&B cells were separately quantified using real-time PCR assay targeting HIV LTR-gag and cell input numbers determined by CCR5 copies/sample...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Neurovirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239654/flow-virometric-sorting-and-analysis-of-hiv-quasispecies-from-plasma
#17
Thomas Musich, Jennifer C Jones, Brandon F Keele, Lisa M Miller Jenkins, Thorsten Demberg, Thomas S Uldrick, Robert Yarchoan, Marjorie Robert-Guroff
Flow cytometry is utilized extensively for cellular analysis, but technical limitations have prevented its routine application for characterizing virus. The recent introduction of nanoscale fluorescence-activated cytometric cell sorting now allows analysis of individual virions. Here, we demonstrate staining and sorting of infectious HIV. Fluorescent antibodies specific for cellular molecules found on budding virions were used to label CCR5-tropic Bal HIV and CXCR4-tropic NL4.3 HIV Env-expressing pseudovirions made in THP-1 cells (monocyte/macrophage) and H9 cells (T cells), respectively...
February 23, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225754/targeting-a-car-to-the-trac-locus-with-crispr-cas9-enhances-tumour-rejection
#18
Justin Eyquem, Jorge Mansilla-Soto, Theodoros Giavridis, Sjoukje J C van der Stegen, Mohamad Hamieh, Kristen M Cunanan, Ashlesha Odak, Mithat Gönen, Michel Sadelain
Chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) are synthetic receptors that redirect and reprogram T cells to mediate tumour rejection. The most successful CARs used to date are those targeting CD19 (ref. 2), which offer the prospect of complete remission in patients with chemorefractory or relapsed B-cell malignancies. CARs are typically transduced into the T cells of a patient using γ-retroviral vectors or other randomly integrating vectors, which may result in clonal expansion, oncogenic transformation, variegated transgene expression and transcriptional silencing...
February 22, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210081/role-of-lap-cd4-t-cells-in-the-tumor-microenvironment-of-colorectal-cancer
#19
Wu Zhong, Zhi-Yuan Jiang, Lei Zhang, Jia-Hao Huang, Shi-Jun Wang, Cun Liao, Bin Cai, Li-Sheng Chen, Sen Zhang, Yun Guo, Yun-Fei Cao, Feng Gao
AIM: To investigate the abundance and potential functions of LAP(+)CD4(+) T cells in colorectal cancer (CRC). METHODS: Proportions of LAP(+)CD4(+) T cells were examined in peripheral blood and tumor/paratumor tissues of CRC patients and healthy controls using flow cytometry. Expression of phenotypic markers such as forkhead box (Fox)p3, cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated protein (CTLA)-4, chemokine CC receptor (CCR)4 and CCR5 was measured using flow cytometry. LAP(-)CD4(+) and LAP(+)CD4(+) T cells were isolated using a magnetic cell-sorting system and cell purity was analyzed by flow cytometry...
January 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208753/possible-impact-of-190g-a-ccr2-and-%C3%AE-32-ccr5-mutations-on-decrease-of-the-hbv-vaccine-immunogenicity-a-preliminary-report
#20
Maria Ganczak, Karolina Skonieczna-Żydecka, Marzena Drozd-Dąbrowska, Grażyna Adler
Background: Chemokine genetic variations are involved in infectious diseases such as hepatitis B virus (HBV). Several allelic variants might, in theory, affect the outcome of vaccination. Objectives: This study was carried out to examine the associations of Δ32 CCR5 and 190G > A CCR2 polymorphisms with a response to a primary course of three HBV vaccinations. Methods: Between December 2014 and December 2016, patients from three randomly selected primary care clinics in the West Pomeranian region (Poland), 1 month after receiving the third dose of HBV vaccine, were enrolled...
February 8, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
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