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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645091/a-survey-of-natural-terrestrial-and-airborne-radionuclides-in-moss-samples-from-the-peninsular-thailand
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Komrit Wattanavatee, Miodrag Krmar, Tripob Bhongsuwan
The aim of this study was to determine the activity concentrations of natural terrestrial radionuclides ((238)U, (226)Ra, (232)Th and (40)K) and airborne radionuclides ((210)Pb, (210)Pbex and (7)Be) in natural terrestrial mosses. The collected moss samples (46) representing 17 species were collected from 17 sampling localities in the National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries of Thailand, situated in the mountainous areas between the northern and the southern ends of peninsular Thailand (∼7-12 °N, 99-102 °E)...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640538/whole-lesion-histogram-analysis-of-the-apparent-diffusion-coefficient-evaluation-of-the-correlation-with-subtypes-of-mucinous-breast-carcinoma
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Yuan Guo, Qing-Cong Kong, Ye-Qing Zhu, Zhen-Zhen Liu, Ling-Rong Peng, Wen-Jie Tang, Rui-Meng Yang, Jia-Jun Xie, Chun-Ling Liu
PURPOSE: To evaluate the utility of the whole-lesion histogram apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) for characterizing the heterogeneity of mucinous breast carcinoma (MBC) and to determine which ADC metrics may help to best differentiate subtypes of MBC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study involved 52 MBC patients, including 37 pure MBC (PMBC) and 15 mixed MBC (MMBC). The PMBC patients were subtyped into PMBC-A (20 cases) and PMBC-B (17 cases) groups...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636458/contamination-of-firefighter-personal-protective-equipment-and-skin-and-the-effectiveness-of-decontamination-procedures
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Kenneth W Fent, Barbara Alexander, Jennifer Roberts, Shirley Robertson, Christine Toennis, Deborah Sammons, Stephen Bertke, Steve Kerber, Denise Smith, Gavin Horn
Firefighters' skin may be exposed to chemicals via permeation/penetration of combustion byproducts through or around personal protective equipment (PPE) or from the cross-transfer of contaminants on PPE to the skin. Additionally, volatile contaminants can evaporate from PPE following a response and be inhaled by firefighters. Using polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) as respective markers for non-volatile and volatile substances, we investigated the contamination of firefighters' turnout gear and skin following controlled residential fire responses...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635548/th-17-regulatory-cytokines-il-21-il-23-and-il-6-enhance-neutrophil-production-of-il-17-cytokines-during-asthma
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Rabih Halwani, Asma Sultana, Alejandro Vazquez-Tello, Amer Jamhawi, Abeer A Al-Masri, Saleh Al-Muhsen
BACKGROUND: In a subset of severe asthma patients, chronic airway inflammation is associated with infiltration of neutrophils, Th-17 cells and elevated expression of Th-17-derived cytokines (e.g., interleukin [IL]-17, IL-21, IL-22). Peripheral neutrophils from allergic asthmatics are known to express higher IL-17 cytokine levels than those from healthy subjects, but the regulatory mechanisms involved are not well understood. We hypothesize that Th-17 regulatory cytokines could modulate IL-17 expression in neutrophils...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630384/modulation-of-cd4-t-cell-subsets-by-euphorbia-microciadia-and-euphorbia-osyridea-plant-extracts
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Haideh Namdari, Maryam Izad, Zahra Amirghofran
BACKGROUND: Euphorbia plants are traditionally used in folk medicine for infections, inflammation, and cancer. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effects of the butanolic extracts of Euphorbia micorociadia and Euphorbia osyridea on specific transcription factors and cytokines expression of T cell subsets. METHODS: Activated mouse splenocytes were cultured in the presence of non-cytotoxic concentrations of the extracts. Cells were evaluated for the gene expressions of T cell transcription factors and cytokines of T helper (Th)1 [T-bet and interferon gamma (IFNγ)], Th17 [retinoic acid receptor related orphan receptor (RORγt) and interleukin (IL)-17], and T regulatory (Treg) cells [forkhead box P3(Foxp3), IL-10, and Transforming growth factor (TGF)-β] using real-time PCR...
June 2017: Iranian Journal of Immunology: IJI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627588/il%C3%A2-22-expression-is-increased-variedly-in-the-initial-phase-onset-and-chronic-phase-of-a-pristane%C3%A2-induced-arthritis-rat-model
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Weikun Hou, Bo Wang, Yan Zhou, Ke Xu, Liesu Meng, Wenhua Zhu, Congshan Jiang, Peng Xu, Shemin Lu
The aim of the present study was to investigate the expression pattern of T helper (Th) 17 and Th22 cell-related factors in a pristane‑induced arthritis (PIA) rat model. PIA rats were divided into the initial phase group [day (D) 6 post‑pristane injection], the onset of clinical arthritis group (D12), the acute arthritis group (D26) and the chronic arthritis group (D70). Rats injected with saline alone were used as the control group. The mRNA expression levels of interleukin (IL)‑17A, IL‑17F, interferon (IFN)‑γ, IL‑22, IL‑22 receptor (R) 1, IL‑22 binding protein (BP) and RAR‑related orphan receptor α were examined in the spleen and/or synovium of the various phases of PIA rats by reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction analysis...
June 9, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624119/skin-infiltrating-interleukin-22-producing-t-cells-differentiate-pediatric-psoriasis-from-adult-psoriasis
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Kelly M Cordoro, Maria Hitraya-Low, Keyon Taravati, Priscila Munoz Sandoval, Esther Kim, Jeffrey Sugarman, Mariela L Pauli, Wilson Liao, Michael D Rosenblum
BACKGROUND: Evidence from adult psoriasis studies implicates an imbalance between regulatory and effector T cells, particularly TH-17-producing T cells, in the pathogenesis of psoriasis. Little is known about the immunopathology of psoriasis in children. OBJECTIVE: We sought to functionally characterize the inflammatory cell profiles of psoriatic plaques from pediatric patients and compare them with healthy, age-matched controls and adult psoriasis patients. METHODS: Skin samples from pediatric psoriasis patients and healthy controls were analyzed by multiparameter flow cytometry to determine the dominant immune cell subsets present and cytokines produced...
June 14, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622548/early-bony-changes-associated-with-bisphosphonate-related-osteonecrosis-of-the-jaws-in-rats-a-longitudinal-in-vivo-study
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Josy Lorena Peres Vilarinho, Nathália Ferrare, Andreia Maria Rocha Moreira, Helora Freitas Moura, Ana Carolina Acevedo, Sacha Braun Chaves, Nilce Santos Melo, André Ferreira Leite, Sérgio Bruzadelli Macedo, Melissa Paoletti de Souza, Ana Tereza Bittencourt Guimarães, Paulo Tadeu Figueiredo
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate early bony changes in an animal model of Medication-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (MRONJ) at the side of the local trauma and at the contralateral side, comparing with a control group. Bony changes were evaluated by Microcomputed Tomography (MicroCT) at three times points: at baseline (T0), after drug administration (T1) and after dental extraction (T2). DESIGN: Two groups were compared: the experimental group in which zoledronic acid (ZA) was administered (17 rats) and the control group (13 rats)...
June 6, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622456/elevated-ccl25-and-ccr9-expressing-t-helper-cells-in-salivary-glands-of-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-patients-potential-new-axis-in-lymphoid-neogenesis
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Sofie L M Blokland, Maarten R Hillen, Aike A Kruize, Stephan Meller, Bernhard Homey, Glennda M Smithson, Timothy R D J Radstake, Joel A G van Roon
Introduction T follicular helper (Tfh)-cells play a critical role in germinal center formation and B-cell activation, both hallmarks of primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS). CCR9-expressing Th-cells have "Tfh-like" characteristics and are increased at mucosa-associated sites in several inflammatory conditions. Because of their unique characteristics and limited evaluation we investigated the local and systemic CCL25/CCR9-axis in pSS. Methods CCL25 protein and mRNA levels and CCR9+ Th-cells were assessed in labial salivary glands (LSG) of pSS and non-Sjögren's sicca (nSS) patients and their correlation with inflammatory and clinical parameters was evaluated...
June 16, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617945/microrna-cluster-106a-363-is-involved-in-t-helper-17-th17-cell-differentiation
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Marc Kaestle, Sabine Bartel, Kerstin Geillinger-Kästle, Martin Irmler, Johannes Beckers, Bernhard Ryffel, Oliver Eickelberg, Susanne Krauss-Etschmann
T-helper cell 17 (Th17) mediated inflammation is associated with various diseases including autoimmune encephalitis, inflammatory bowel disease and lung diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma. Differentiation into distinct Th subtypes needs to be tightly regulated to ensure an immunological balance. As microRNAs (miRNAs) are critical regulators of signaling pathways, we aimed to identify specific miRNAs implicated in controlling Th17 differentiation. We were able to create a regulatory network model of murine Th cell differentiation by combining Affymetrix mRNA and miRNA arrays and in-silico analysis...
June 15, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616446/treatment-with-anti-fc%C3%AE%C2%B5ri%C3%AE-antibody-exacerbates-eae-and-t-cell-immunity-against-myelin
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Silvia Musio, Massimo Costanza, Pietro Luigi Poliani, Elena Fontana, Manuela Cominelli, Gabriella Abolafio, Lawrence Steinman, Rosetta Pedotti
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of targeting the high-affinity receptor for immunoglobulin E (FcεRI), that plays a central role in allergic responses and is constitutively expressed on mast cells and basophils, in clinical disease and autoimmune T-cell response in experimental MS. METHODS: Experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) was induced in C57BL/6 mice by immunization with myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein 35-55. Anti-FcεRI α-chain antibody was administered intraperitoneally...
May 2017: Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615125/effect-of-mycoplasma-bovis-on-bovine-neutrophils
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Steve Jimbo, Muhammad Suleman, Teresia Maina, Tracy Prysliak, Musa Mulongo, Jose Perez-Casal
Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) is a small bacterium that lacks a cell wall. M. bovis infection results in chronic pneumonia and polyarthritis syndrome (CPPS), otitis media, conjunctivitis, and meningitis in feedlot cattle and mastitis in dairy cattle. Numerous studies of peripheral mononuclear cells (PBMC) indicate that M. bovis evades host immunity through targeted effects on immune cell activity, including inhibition of effector function and simultaneous aberrant activation of immune cell activity that has no effect on protection against the bacterium...
June 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612433/musculin-inhibits-human-t-helper-17-cell-response-to-interleukin-2-by-controlling-stat5b-activity
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Veronica Santarlasci, Alessio Mazzoni, Manuela Capone, Maria Caterina Rossi, Laura Maggi, Gianni Montaini, Beatrice Rossettini, Rolando Cimaz, Matteo Ramazzotti, Giusi Barra, Raffaele De Palma, Enrico Maggi, Francesco Liotta, Lorenzo Cosmi, Sergio Romagnani, Francesco Annunziato
We recently demonstrated that human T helper (Th) 17 cells, unlike Th1 cells, do not proliferate in response to T-cell receptor stimulation, mainly because of their reduced capacity to produce and respond to IL-2. In this study we show that their lower responsiveness to IL-2 is due to the selective expression of Musculin (MSC), a member of the basic helix-loop-helix transcription factors. We show that MSC expression in human Th17 cells is retinoic acid orphan receptor (ROR)γt-dependent, and allows the up-regulation of PPP2R2B, a regulatory member of the protein phosphatase 2A (PP2A) enzyme...
June 14, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610780/analysis-of-transcription-factors-micrornas-and-cytokines-involved-in-t-lymphocyte-differentiation-in-patients-with-tuberculosis-after-directly-observed-treatment-short-course
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Nancy Elizabeth Corral-Fernández, Juan Diego Cortes-García, Rivas-Santiago Bruno, Silvia Romano-Moreno, Susanna E Medellín-Garibay, Martín Magaña-Aquino, Raúl A Salazar-González, Roberto González-Amaro, Diana Patricia Portales-Pérez
Tuberculosis (Tb) is an infectious disease in which the immune system plays an important role. MicroRNAs are involved in the development and maintenance of CD4 + T lymphocyte subpopulations. miR-326 regulates the differentiation to Th17 cells and miR-29 correlates with the Th1 response. The aim of this study was to determine the role of microRNAs, Transcription Factors, and cytokines in Th differentiation before and after the directly observed treatment short-course (DOTS). Peripheral blood mononuclear cells and serum from Tb patients were collected at times 0 (before therapy), 2 (after the intensive phase), and 6 months (after the holding phase)...
July 2017: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607111/a-distinct-inhibitory-function-for-mir-18a-in-th17-cell-differentiation
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Misty M Montoya, Julia Maul, Priti B Singh, Heather H Pua, Frank Dahlström, Nanyan Wu, Xiaozhu Huang, K Mark Ansel, Dirk Baumjohann
Th17 cell responses orchestrate immunity against extracellular pathogens but also underlie autoimmune disease pathogenesis. In this study, we uncovered a distinct and critical role for miR-18a in limiting Th17 cell differentiation. miR-18a was the most dynamically upregulated microRNA of the miR-17-92 cluster in activated T cells. miR-18a deficiency enhanced CCR6(+) RAR-related orphan receptor (ROR)γt(+) Th17 cell differentiation in vitro and increased the number of tissue Th17 cells expressing CCR6, RORγt, and IL-17A in airway inflammation models in vivo...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606480/sphingosine-kinase-2-in-autoimmune-inflammatory-disease-and-the-development-of-sphingosine-kinase-2-inhibitors
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Nigel J Pyne, David R Adams, Susan Pyne
The purpose of this Opinion is to present a case for targeting sphingosine kinase 2 (SK2) in autoimmune/inflammatory disease. Data obtained using Sphk2(-/-) mice suggest that SK2 is an anti-inflammatory enzyme, although this might be misleading because of a compensatory increase in the expression of a second isoform, sphingosine kinase 1 (SK1), which functions as a proinflammatory enzyme. SK2 is involved in regulating interleukin (IL)-12/interferon gamma (IFN-γ) and histone deacetylase-1/2 (HDAC-1/2) signalling and, potentially, retinoid-related orphan receptor gamma t (ROR-γt) stability linked with T helper (Th) 17 cell polarisation...
June 9, 2017: Trends in Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606269/-application-of-gene-capture-technology-on-mutation-screening-of-rb1-gene-in-retinoblastoma-patients
#17
Q Y Meng, L Z Huang, B Wang, X X Li, J H Liang
Objectives: To analyze RB1 gene mutation in retinoblastoma (RB) patients using gene capture technology. Methods: Experimental research. The clinical data of 17 RB patients were collected at Department of Ophthalmology, Peking University People's Hospital from June 2010 to Jun 2014. Peripheral blood samples of seventeen RB patients and their parents were collected and genomic DNA were extracted. DNA library from RB patients was mixed with designed gene capture probe of RB1 exons and its flanking sequences. The data were analyzed using bioinformatics software...
June 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605116/phaeochromocytoma-in-multiple-endocrine-neoplasia-type-2-ret-codon-specific-penetrance-and-changes-in-management-during-the-last-four-decades
#18
L Mucha, G Leidig-Bruckner, K Frank-Raue, Th Bruckner, M Kroiss, F Raue
OBJECTIVES: We describe phaeochromocytoma penetrance in multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 (MEN2) according to RET protooncogene-specific mutations, and report changes in phaeochromocytoma diagnosis and management from 1968 to 2015. DESIGN: This retrospective chart review included 309 MEN2 patients from one specialised ambulatory care centre. Phaeochromocytoma patients were categorised by diagnosis date: early, 1968-1996, n = 40; and recent, 1997-2015, n = 45. RESULTS: Phaeochromocytoma was diagnosed in 85/309 patients with RET mutations in the following exons (phaeos/all carriers, %): exon 11 (56/120, 46·6%); exon 16 (7/17, 41·2%), exon 10 (14/47, 29·8%), and exon 13-15 (2/116, 1·7%)...
June 12, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600752/rapamycin-ameliorates-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis-by-suppressing-the-mtor-stat3-pathway
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Huiqing Hou, Jun Miao, Runjing Cao, Mei Han, Yafei Sun, Xiaoqian Liu, Li Guo
Rapamycin is a new immunosuppressant that has a primarily anti-inflammatory effect and selectively inhibits the activation of T helper (Th)-cell subsets. It is widely used to treat autoimmune disease. We studied the mechanism of rapamycin action against experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) in C57BL/6 mice, a classic animal model of multiple sclerosis. Rapamycin significantly inhibited the development of EAE by decreasing both clinical scores and inflammatory cell infiltration into the spinal cord...
May 30, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598132/-effect-of-sleep-in-early-pregnancy-on-gestational-diabetes-a-prospective-study
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Feng-Ming Zhou, Liu-Qing Yang, Rong-Ping Zhao, Dan Liu, Run Li, Yue Wang, Zheng-Yan Dai, Jing Liu, Ju Zhang, Rong Zhou, Guo Zeng
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the influence of sleep status in early pregnant women on the occurrence of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). METHODS: In this prospective study,542 pregnant women in early pregnancy were selected as subjects.The sleep time,insomnia,pre-gestational body mass and basic information of the subjects were collected by the trained investigators through questionnaire.At the 24(th) to 28(th) pregnant week,the body mass of each subject was measured and oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) was conducted...
November 2016: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
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