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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...
January 30, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149418/the-role-of-adrenomedullin-in-cardiovascular-response-to-exercise-a-review
#2
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
#4
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
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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...
January 27, 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
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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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066685/linoleic-acid-is-a-diabetes-relevant-stimulator-of-retinal-inflammation-in-human-retinal-muller-cells-and-microvascular-endothelial-cells
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Megan E Capozzi, Gary W McCollum, David B Cousins, John S Penn
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of oleic acid and linoleic acid on the production and secretion of specific diabetic retinopathy- (DR-) related cytokines: vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), interleukin-6 (IL-6), and interleukin-8 (IL-8) by human retinal glial cells, retinal endothelial cells, and retinal pigment epithelial cells. These expression profiles will be compared to those obtained by treatment of the same cell types with elevated D-glucose, a diabetes-relevant stimulus often used in retinal cell culture experiments...
December 2016: Journal of Diabetes & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057547/intracellular-signaling-modifications-involved-in-the-anti-inflammatory-effect-of-4-alkoxy-6-9-dichloro-1-2-4-triazolo-4-3-a-quinoxalines-on-macrophages
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Antonio J Ruiz-Alcaraz, María Tristán-Manzano, Antonio Guirado, Jesús Gálvez, María Martínez-Esparza, Pilar García-Peñarrubia
Inflammation is part of a complex biological response directed by the immune system to fight pathogens and maintain homeostasis. Dysregulation of the inflammatory process leads to development of chronic inflammatory or autoimmune diseases. Several cell types, such as macrophages, and cytokines such as interleukin 6 (IL-6) and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) are involved in the regulation of inflammation. The important role played by these cytokines as mediators of the inflammatory process and the side effects of current therapies have promoted the search of new therapeutic alternatives...
March 1, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032468/three-dimensional-culture-of-single-embryonic-stem-derived-neural-stem-progenitor-cells-in-fibrin-hydrogels-neuronal-network-formation-and-matrix-remodelling
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Ana R Bento, Pedro Quelhas, Maria J Oliveira, Ana P Pêgo, Isabel F Amaral
In an attempt to improve the efficacy of neural stem/progenitor cell (NSPC) based therapies, fibrin hydrogels are being explored to provide a favourable microenvironment for cell survival and differentiation following transplantation. In the present work, the ability of fibrin to support the survival, proliferation, and neuronal differentiation of NSPCs derived from embryonic stem (ES) cells under monolayer culture was explored. Single mouse ES-NSPCs were cultured within fibrin (fibrinogen concentration: 6 mg/ml) under neuronal differentiation conditions up to 14 days...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018320/single-molecule-sequencing-pacbio-of-the-staphylococcus-capitis-nrcs-a-clone-reveals-the-basis-of-multidrug-resistance-and-adaptation-to-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-environment
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Patrícia Martins Simões, Hajar Lemriss, Yann Dumont, Sanâa Lemriss, Jean-Philippe Rasigade, Sophie Assant-Trouillet, Azeddine Ibrahimi, Saâd El Kabbaj, Marine Butin, Frédéric Laurent
The multi-resistant Staphylococcus capitis clone NRCS-A has recently been described as a major pathogen causing nosocomial, late-onset sepsis (LOS) in preterm neonates worldwide. NRCS-A representatives exhibit an atypical antibiotic resistance profile. Here, the complete closed genome (chromosomal and plasmid sequences) of NRCS-A prototype strain CR01 and the draft genomes of three other clinical NRCS-A strains from Australia, Belgium and the United Kingdom are annotated and compared to available non-NRCS-A S...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018292/obesity-an-immunometabolic-perspective
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Indrani Ray, Sushil K Mahata, Rajat K De
Obesity, characterized by chronic activation of inflammatory pathways, is a critical factor contributing to insulin resistance (IR) and type 2 diabetes (T2D). Free fatty acids (FFAs) are increased in obesity and are implicated as proximate causes of IR and induction of inflammatory signaling in adipose, liver, muscle, and pancreas. Cells of the innate immune system produce cytokines, and other factors that affect insulin signaling and result in the development of IR. In the lean state, adipose tissue is populated by adipose tissue macrophage of the anti-inflammatory M2 type (ATM2) and natural killer (NK) cells; this maintains the insulin-sensitive phenotype because ATM2 cells secrete IL10...
2016: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013294/mutation-in-vps33a-affects-metabolism-of-glycosaminoglycans-a-new-type-of-mucopolysaccharidosis-with-severe-systemic-symptoms
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Hidehito Kondo, Nadezda Maksimova, Takanobu Otomo, Hisakazu Kato, Atsuko Imai, Yoshihiro Asano, Kaori Kobayashi, Satoshi Nojima, Akihiro Nakaya, Yusuke Hamada, Kaori Irahara, Elizaveta Gurinova, Aitalina Sukhomyasova, Anna Nogovicina, Mira Savvina, Tamotsu Yoshimori, Keiichi Ozono, Norio Sakai
Mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS) are a group of genetic deficiencies of lysosomal enzymes that catabolize glycosaminoglycans (GAG). Here we describe a novel MPS-like disease caused by a specific mutation in the VPS33A gene. We identified several Yakut patients showing typical manifestations of MPS: coarse facial features, skeletal abnormalities, hepatosplenomegaly, respiratory problems, mental retardation, and excess secretion of urinary GAG. However, these patients could not be diagnosed enzymatically as MPS. They showed extremely high levels of plasma heparan sulphate (HS, one of GAG); 60 times the normal reference range and 6 times that of MPS patients...
December 23, 2016: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998463/-effects-of-anti-pd-l1-monoclonal-antibody-and-egfr-tki-on-the-expression-of-pd-l1-and-function-of-t-lymphocytes-in-egfr-mutated-lung-cancer-cells
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Y She, X Pan, Y F Xing, T Zhou, Z L Zhang, M H Shi, Y J Chen
Objective: To investigate the effects of anti-PD-L1 monoclonal antibody and EGFR-TKI on expression of soluble PD-L1 and function of T lymphocytes in EGFR-mutated lung cancer cells. Methods: Flow cytometry was used to analyze the expression of membrane PD-LI. ELISA was performed to detect the level of sPD-L1 in the supernatant of cultured EGFR-mutated and wild type lung cancer cells before and after erlotinib treatment.After treated with anti-PD-L1 monoclonal antibody alone and in combination with erlotinib, the proliferation of T lymphocytes in co-culture system was measured using Cell Counting Kit-8 (CCK-8) assay...
December 23, 2016: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995367/paracoccidioides-brasiliensis-induces-cytokine-secretion-in-epithelial-cells-in-a-protease-activated-receptor-dependent-par-manner
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Priscila de Oliveira, Maria Aparecida Juliano, Aparecida Sadae Tanaka, Adriana Karaoglanovic Carmona, Saara Maria Batista Dos Santos, Bianca Carla Silva Campitelli de Barros, Paloma Korehisa Maza, Rosana Puccia, Erika Suzuki
Paracoccidioides brasiliensis is one of the etiological agents of the human systemic mycosis paracoccidioidomycosis. Protease-activated receptors (PARs) are expressed in many cell types and comprise a family of G protein-coupled receptors (PAR-1, PAR-2, and PAR-4), which may be activated by proteases secreted by several pathogens. In the present study, we showed that the pathogenic fungus P. brasiliensis secretes components that promote interleukin (IL)-6 and IL-8 secretion by the lung epithelial cell line A549...
December 19, 2016: Medical Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995095/roles-of-the-putative-type-iv-like-secretion-system-key-component-vird4-and-prsa-in-pathogenesis-of-streptococcus-suis-type-2
#17
Xiaowu Jiang, Yunkai Yang, Jingjing Zhou, Lexin Zhu, Yuanxing Gu, Xiaoyan Zhang, Xiaoliang Li, Weihuan Fang
Streptococcus suis type 2 (SS2) is a zoonotic pathogen causing septic infection, meningitis and pneumonia in pigs and humans. SS2 may cause streptococcal toxic shock syndrome (STSS) probably due to excessive release of inflammatory cytokines. A previous study indicated that the virD4 gene in the putative type IV-like secretion system (T4SS) within the 89K pathogenicity island specific for recent epidemic strains contributed to the development of STSS. However, the functional basis of VirD4 in STSS remains unclear...
2016: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989047/results-of-contemporary-valve-surgery-in-patients-with-carcinoid-heart-disease
#18
Thomas Kuntze, Tamer Owais, Maria-Anna Secknus, Daniel Kaemmerer, Richard Baum, Evaldas Girdauskas
BACKGROUND: Carcinoid tumor is a slow-growing type of neuroendocrine tumor, originating from enterochromaffin cells and secreting mainly serotonin. The diagnosis is based on clinical symptoms, hormone blood levels, radiological and nuclear imaging, and histological confirmation. However, most patients have metastases at the time of diagnosis because the clinical signs often remain unnoticed or are attributed to other abdominal conditions. In up to 50% of patients the endocardium is affected due to a hormonally active tumor profile...
May 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976703/the-genome-of-rhizobiales-bacteria-in-predatory-ants-reveals-urease-gene-functions-but-no-genes-for-nitrogen-fixation
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Minna-Maria Neuvonen, Daniel Tamarit, Kristina Näslund, Juergen Liebig, Heike Feldhaar, Nancy A Moran, Lionel Guy, Siv G E Andersson
Gut-associated microbiota of ants include Rhizobiales bacteria with affiliation to the genus Bartonella. These bacteria may enable the ants to fix atmospheric nitrogen, but no genomes have been sequenced yet to test the hypothesis. Sequence reads from a member of the Rhizobiales were identified in the data collected in a genome project of the ant Harpegnathos saltator. We present an analysis of the closed 1.86 Mb genome of the ant-associated bacterium, for which we suggest the species name Candidatus Tokpelaia hoelldoblerii...
December 15, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932059/classical-transient-receptor-potential-6-trpc6-channels-support-myofibroblast-differentiation-and-development-of-experimental-pulmonary-fibrosis
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Katharina Hofmann, Susanne Fiedler, Sarah Vierkotten, Jonas Weber, Stephan Klee, Jie Jia, Wolfgang Zwickenpflug, Veit Flockerzi, Ursula Storch, Ali Önder Yildirim, Thomas Gudermann, Melanie Königshoff, Alexander Dietrich
Pulmonary fibrosis (PF) is a chronic progressive lung disease without effective medical treatment options leading to respiratory failure and death within 3-5years of diagnosis. The pathological process of PF is driven by aberrant wound-healing involving fibroblasts and myofibroblasts differentiated by secreted profibrotic transforming growth factor β (TGF-β1). Classical transient receptor potential 6 (TRPC6), a Na(+)- and Ca(2+)-permeable cation channel, is able to promote myofibroblast conversion of primary rat cardiac and human dermal fibroblasts and TRPC6-deficiency impaired wound healing after injury...
February 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
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