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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317340/production-of-pancreatic-progenitor-cells-from-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-using-a-three-dimensional-suspension-bioreactor-system
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Yuichiro Mihara, Katsuhisa Matsuura, Yoshihiro Sakamoto, Teruo Okano, Norihiro Kokudo, Tatsuya Shimizu
Islet replacement is a promising strategy for the treatment of patients with type 1 diabetes and patients who have undergone total pancreatectomy. Recent progress in cellular reprogramming technology may allow the transplantation of a patient's own pancreatic cells. Although many studies have reported the differentiation of pancreatic progenitor cells from mouse and human pluripotent stem cells (PSCs), obtaining sufficient cell numbers for clinical applications remains problematic. Here, we describe the mass production of human pancreatic progenitor cells from human induced (i)PSCs using a three-dimensional suspension bioreactor system...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314735/non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-and-its-relationship-with-cardiovascular-disease-and-other-extrahepatic-diseases
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REVIEW
Leon A Adams, Quentin M Anstee, Herbert Tilg, Giovanni Targher
Key physiological functions of the liver, including glucose and lipid metabolism, become disturbed in the setting of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and may be associated with a systemic inflammatory 'milieu' initiated in part by liver-secreted cytokines and molecules. Consequently, the pathophysiological effects of NAFLD extend beyond the liver with a large body of clinical evidence demonstrating NAFLD to be independently associated with both prevalent and incident cardiovascular disease (CVD), chronic kidney disease (CKD) and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM)...
March 17, 2017: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314377/the-effects-of-scaffold-remnants-in-decellularized-tissue-engineered-cardiovascular-constructs-on-the-recruitment-of-blood-cells
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Bart Sanders, Anita Driessen-Mol, Carlijn Bouten, Frank Baaijens
Decellularized tissue engineered heart valves (DTEHVs) showed remarkable results in translational animal models, leading to recellularization within hours after implantation. This is crucial to enable tissue remodeling. To investigate if the presence of scaffold remnants prior to implantation is responsible for the fast recellularization of DTEHVs, an in vitro mesofluidic system was used. Human granulocyte and agranulocyte fractions were isolated, stained, brought back in suspension, and implemented in the system...
March 17, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297570/human-lung-spheroids-as-in-vitro-niches-of-lung-progenitor-cells-with-distinctive-paracrine-and-plasticity-properties
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Isotta Chimenti, Francesca Pagano, Francesco Angelini, Camilla Siciliano, Giorgio Mangino, Vittorio Picchio, Elena De Falco, Mariangela Peruzzi, Roberto Carnevale, Mohsen Ibrahim, Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai, Elisa Messina, Giacomo Frati
Basic and translational research on lung biology has discovered multiple progenitor cell types, specialized or facultative, responsible for turnover, renewal, and repair. Isolation of populations of resident lung progenitor cells (LPCs) has been described by multiple protocols, and some have been successfully applied to healthy human lung tissue. We aimed at understanding how different cell culture conditions may affect, in vitro, the phenotype of LPCs to create an ideal niche-like microenvironment. The influence of different substrates (i...
March 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292711/co-releasing-molecules-corm2-attenuates-angiotensin-ii-induced-human-aortic-smooth-muscle-cell-migration-through-inhibition-of-ros-il-6-generation-and-matrix-metalloproteinases-9-expression
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Ming-Horng Tsai, Chiang-Wen Lee, Lee-Fen Hsu, Shu-Yu Li, Yao-Chang Chiang, Ming-Hsueh Lee, Chun-Han Chen, Hwey-Fang Liang, Jia-Mei How, Pey-Jium Chang, Ching-Mei Wu, I-Ta Lee
Ang II has been involved in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular diseases, and matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) induced migration of human aortic smooth muscle cells (HASMCs) is the most common and basic pathological feature. Carbon monoxide (CO), a byproduct of heme breakdown by heme oxygenase, exerts anti-inflammatory effects in various tissues and organ systems. In the present study, we aimed to investigate the effects and underlying mechanisms of carbon monoxide releasing molecule-2 (CORM-2) on Ang II-induced MMP-9 expression and cell migration of HASMCs...
March 1, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284809/discovery-of-orally-active-hepatoselective-glucokinase-activators-for-treatment-of-type-ii-diabetes-mellitus
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Jiayi Xu, Songnian Lin, Robert W Myers, Maria E Trujillo, Michele J Pachanski, Sunita Malkani, Hsuan-Shen Chen, Zhesheng Chen, Brian Campbell, George J Eiermann, Nadine Elowe, Brian T Farrer, Wen Feng, Qinghong Fu, Roman Kats-Kagan, Michael Kavana, Daniel R McMasters, Kaushik Mitra, Xinchun Tong, Libo Xu, Fengqi Zhang, Rui Zhang, George H Addona, Joel P Berger, Bei Zhang, Emma R Parmee
Systemically acting glucokinase activators (GKA) have been demonstrated in clinical trials to effectively lower blood glucose in patients with type II diabetes. However, mechanism-based hypoglycemia is a major adverse effect that limits the therapeutic potential of these agents. We hypothesized that the predominant mechanism leading to hypoglycemia is GKA-induced excessive insulin secretion from pancreatic β-cells at (sub-)euglycemic levels. We further hypothesized that restricting GK activation to hepatocytes would maintain glucose-lowering efficacy while significantly reducing hypoglycemic risk...
October 31, 2016: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284804/novel-highly-potent-systemic-glucokinase-activators-for-the-treatment-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Jiayi Xu, Songnian Lin, Robert W Myers, George Addona, Joel P Berger, Brian Campbell, Hsuan-Shen Chen, Zhesheng Chen, George J Eiermann, Nadine H Elowe, Brian T Farrer, Wen Feng, Qinghong Fu, Roman Kats-Kagan, Michael Kavana, Sunita Malkani, Daniel R McMasters, Kaushik Mitra, Michele J Pachanski, Xinchun Tong, Maria E Trujillo, Libo Xu, Bei Zhang, Fengqi Zhang, Rui Zhang, Emma R Parmee
Glucokinase (GK, hexokinase IV) is a unique hexokinase that plays a central role in mammalian glucose homeostasis. Glucose phosphorylation by GK in the pancreatic β-cell is the rate-limiting step that controls glucose-stimulated insulin secretion. Similarly, GK-mediated glucose phosphorylation in hepatocytes plays a major role in increasing hepatic glucose uptake and metabolism and possibly lowering hepatic glucose output. Small molecule GK activators (GKAs) have been identified that increase enzyme activity by binding to an allosteric site...
October 31, 2016: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264445/equol-a-dietary-daidzein-gut-metabolite-attenuates-microglial-activation-and-potentiates-neuroprotection-in-vitro
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Lalita Subedi, Eunhee Ji, Dongyun Shin, Jongsik Jin, Joo Hong Yeo, Sun Yeou Kim
Estrogen deficiency has been well characterized in inflammatory disorders including neuroinflammation. Daidzein, a dietary alternative phytoestrogen found in soy (Glycine max) as primary isoflavones, possess anti-inflammatory activity, but the effect of its active metabolite Equol (7-hydroxy-3-(4'-hydroxyphenyl)-chroman) has not been well established. In this study, we investigated the anti-neuroinflammatory and neuroprotective effect of Equol in vitro. To evaluate the potential effects of Equol, three major types of central nervous system (CNS) cells, including microglia (BV-2), astrocytes (C6), and neurons (N2a), were used...
February 27, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259635/characterization-of-the-cryptic-plasmid-pofk55-from-legionella-pneumophila-and-construction-of-a-pofk55-derived-shuttle-vector
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Takashi Nishida, Kenta Watanabe, Masato Tachibana, Takashi Shimizu, Masahisa Watarai
In this study, a cryptic plasmid pOfk55 from Legionella pneumophila was isolated and characterized. pOfk55 comprised 2584bp with a GC content of 37.3% and contained three putative open reading frames (ORFs). orf1 encoded a protein of 195 amino acids and the putative protein shared 39% sequence identity with a putative plasmid replication protein RepL. ORF1 was needed for replication in L. pneumophila but pOfk55 did not replicate in Escherichia coli. orf2 and orf3 encoded putative hypothetical proteins of 114 amino acids and 78 amino acids, respectively, but the functions of the putative proteins ORF2 and OFR3 are not clear...
March 1, 2017: Plasmid
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257892/role-of-%C3%AE-1-3-galactosyltransferase-2-in-trigeminal-neuronal-sensitization-induced-by-peripheral-inflammation
#10
Yiheng Lv, Lili Ren, Yunjie Fu, Keqiang Huang, Jing Bi
Glycosyltransferases are enzymes that catalyze the formation of a variety of glycoconjugates. Glycoconjugates play important roles in the nervous system. β-1,3-Galactosyltransferase 2 (B3galt2) belongs to the family of β-1,3-galactosyltransferase, which is one of the major types of glycosyltransferases. Dental pulp inflammation may cause neurophysiological alterations in the trigeminal ganglion (TG), and serve as a good model for investigating the peripheral inflammation and trigeminal neuronal sensitization...
February 28, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243986/transcriptional-regulator-gntr-of-brucella-abortus-regulates-cytotoxicity-induces-the-secretion-of-inflammatory-cytokines-and-affects-expression-of-the-type-iv-secretion-system-and-quorum-sensing-system-in-macrophages
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Zhiqiang Li, Shuli Wang, Hui Zhang, Jinliang Zhang, Li Xi, Junbo Zhang, Chuangfu Chen
The pathogenic mechanisms of Brucella are still poorly understood. GntR is a transcriptional regulator and plays an important role in the intracellular survival of Brucella. To investigate whether GntR is involved in the cytotoxicity of Brucella abortus (B. abortus), we created a 2308ΔgntR mutant of B. abortus 2308 (S2308). Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) cytotoxicity assays using a murine macrophage cell line (RAW 264.7) show that high-dose infection with the parental strain produces a high level of cytotoxicity to macrophages, but the 2308ΔgntR mutant exhibits a very low level of cytotoxicity, indicating that mutation of GntR impairs the cytotoxicity of B...
March 2017: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231571/luminex-liquichip-system-for-the-evaluation-of-cytokine-levels-in-patients-with-contact-dermatitis-to-potassium-dichromate
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Lehavit Akerman, Tirza Klein, Moshe Israeli, Abigail Fraser, Eti Sagy, Igor Snast, Daniel Mimouni, Michael David, Akiva Trattner
BACKGROUND: Allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) is associated with increased production of cytokines. The patch test is the "gold-standard" diagnostic method, but it poses a risk of false results. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate a novel laboratory technique, the Luminex LiquiChip, which simultaneously measures blood levels of multiple cytokines, as a diagnostic tool in patients with chrome-induced ACD. METHODS: The study group included 20 patients with ACD and relevant patch test results for potassium dichromate and 19 patients with ACD for nickel or fragrance as control...
February 24, 2017: Dermatology: International Journal for Clinical and Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152394/dnaj-hsp40-of-streptococcus-pneumoniae-is-involved-in-bacterial-virulence-and-elicits-a-strong-natural-immune-reaction-via-pi3k-jnk
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Jin Cui, Chenyu Ma, Guo Ye, Yong Shi, Wenchun Xu, Liang Zhong, Jian Wang, Yibing Yin, Xuemei Zhang, Hong Wang
As a heat shock protein, DnaJ plays an important role in the pathogenesis of pneumococcal infection. However, how the virulence factor-DnaJ elicits host natural immunity still remains unclear. In this study, we investigated the effects of dnaJ deficiency in Streptococcus pneumoniae (S. pneumoniae) on bacterial virulence, and further explored the related molecular mechanisms in vivo and in vitro. By generating dnaJ deficient mutant (ΔdnaJ), the virulence and colonization were detected in murine pneumonia and sepsis models in vivo...
March 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149418/the-role-of-adrenomedullin-in-cardiovascular-response-to-exercise-a-review
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Krzysztof Krzeminski
Adrenomedullin (ADM), the product of the vascular endothelial and smooth muscle cells, and cardiomyocytes, is considered to be a local factor controlling vascular tone, cardiac contractility and renal sodium excretion. The aim of this article was to review the existing data on the effect of different types of exercise on plasma ADM concentration in healthy men. The results of studies on the effect of dynamic exercise on the plasma ADM are contradictory. Some authors reported an increase in plasma ADM, while others showed a slight decrease or did not observe any changes...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138765/low-dose-carperitide-%C3%AE-human-a-type-natriuretic-peptide-alleviates-hemoglobin-concentration-decrease-during-prolonged-oral-surgery-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Masanori Tsukamoto, Sayuri Koyama, Kanako Esaki, Takashi Hitosugi, Takeshi Yokoyama
PURPOSE: Surgical injury stimulates the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) and causes antidiuresis, leading to postoperative oliguria. Carperitide (α-human A-type natriuretic peptide) is a cardiac peptide hormone secreted from the atrium. This peptide hormone enhances diuresis by suppressing the RAAS. In our experience, carperitide alleviates decreased hemoglobin (Hb) concentration during elective surgery. In the current study, we investigated the relationship between low-dose carperitide (0...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138020/the-type-ii-secretion-system-of-legionella-pneumophila-dampens-the-myd88-and-tlr2-signaling-pathway-in-infected-human-macrophages
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Celeste A Mallama, Kessler McCoy-Simandle, Nicholas P Cianciotto
Previously, we reported that mutants of L. pneumophila lacking a type II secretion (T2S) system elicit higher levels of cytokines (e.g., IL-6) following infection of U937 cells, a human macrophage-like cell line. We now show that this effect of T2S is also manifest upon infection of human THP-1 cell macrophages and peripheral blood monocytes but does not occur during infection of murine macrophages. Supporting the hypothesis that T2S acts to dampen the triggering of an innate immune response, we observed that the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) and nuclear transcription factor kappa-B (NF-κB) pathways are more highly stimulated upon infection with the T2S mutant compared to wild-type...
January 30, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130494/oxidized-low-density-lipoprotein-immune-complex-priming-of-the-nlrp3-inflammasome-involves-tlr-and-fc%C3%AE-r-cooperation-and-is-dependent-on-card9
#17
Jillian P Rhoads, John R Lukens, Ashley J Wilhelm, Jared L Moore, Yanice Mendez-Fernandez, Thirumala-Devi Kanneganti, Amy S Major
Oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL) is known to activate inflammatory responses in a variety of cells, especially macrophages and dendritic cells. Interestingly, much of the oxLDL in circulation is complexed to Abs, and these resulting immune complexes (ICs) are a prominent feature of chronic inflammatory disease, such as atherosclerosis, type-2 diabetes, systemic lupus erythematosus, and rheumatoid arthritis. Levels of oxLDL ICs often correlate with disease severity, and studies demonstrated that oxLDL ICs elicit potent inflammatory responses in macrophages...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119503/mycobacterial-esx-1-secretion-system-mediates-host-cell-lysis-through-bacterium-contact-dependent-gross-membrane-disruptions
#18
William H Conrad, Morwan M Osman, Jonathan K Shanahan, Frances Chu, Kevin K Takaki, James Cameron, Digby Hopkinson-Woolley, Roland Brosch, Lalita Ramakrishnan
Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium marinum are thought to exert virulence, in part, through their ability to lyse host cell membranes. The type VII secretion system ESX-1 [6-kDa early secretory antigenic target (ESAT-6) secretion system 1] is required for both virulence and host cell membrane lysis. Both activities are attributed to the pore-forming activity of the ESX-1-secreted substrate ESAT-6 because multiple studies have reported that recombinant ESAT-6 lyses eukaryotic membranes. We too find ESX-1 of M...
February 7, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103814/the-respiratory-microbiome-in-bronchial-mucosa-and-secretions-from-severe-ige-mediated-asthma-patients
#19
Laura Millares, Guadalupe Bermudo, Vicente Pérez-Brocal, Christian Domingo, Marian Garcia-Nuñez, Xavier Pomares, Andrés Moya, Eduard Monsó
BACKGROUND: The bronchial microbiome in chronic lung diseases presents an abnormal pattern, but its microbial composition and regional differences in severe asthma have not been sufficiently addressed. The aim of the study was to describe the bacterial community in bronchial mucosa and secretions of patients with severe chronic asthma chronically treated with corticosteroids in addition to usual care according to Global Initiative for Asthma. Bacterial community composition was obtained by 16S rRNA gene amplification and sequencing, and functional capabilities through PICRUSt...
January 19, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095608/esx-1-and-phthiocerol-dimycocerosates-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-act-in-concert-to-cause-phagosomal-rupture-and-host-cell-apoptosis
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Jacques Augenstreich, Ainhoa Arbues, Roxane Simeone, Evert Haanappel, Alice Wegener, Fadel Sayes, Fabien Le Chevalier, Christian Chalut, Wladimir Malaga, Christophe Guilhot, Roland Brosch, Catherine Astarie-Dequeker
Although phthiocerol dimycocerosates (DIM) are major virulence factors of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), the causative agent of human tuberculosis, little is known about their mechanism of action. Localized in the outer membrane of mycobacterial pathogens, DIM are predicted to interact with host cell membranes. Interaction with eukaryotic membranes is a property shared with another virulence factor of Mtb, the early secretory antigenic target EsxA (also known as ESAT-6). This small protein, which is secreted by the type VII secretion system ESX-1 (T7SS/ESX-1), is involved in phagosomal rupture and cell death induced by virulent mycobacteria inside host phagocytes...
January 17, 2017: Cellular Microbiology
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