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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730964/ccl2-is-modulated-by-cytokines-and-ppar-g-in-anaplastic-thyroid-cancer
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Silvia Martina Ferrari, Giusy Elia, Simona Piaggi, Enke Baldini, Salvatore Ulisse, Mario Miccoli, Gabriele Materazzi, Alessandro Antonelli, Poupak Fallahi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Chemokine (C-C motif) ligand (CCL)2, the prototype Th2 chemokine, is secreted by tumor cells, and has growth promoting effects. Whether CCL2 protumorigenic activities will be validated, then CCL2 and its receptor CCR2 may be therapeutic targets in cancer. METHODS: We tested in "primary human anaplastic thyroid carcinoma (ATC) cells" (ANA) versus "normal thyroid follicular cells" (TFC): a) CCL2 secretion basally, after IFN-g and/or TNF-a stimulation; b) PPARg activation by thiazolidinediones (TZDs), rosiglitazone or pioglitazone, on CCL2 secretion, and on proliferation and apoptosis in ANA...
July 19, 2017: Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722019/sustained-accumulation-of-antigen-presenting-cells-after-infection-promotes-local-t-cell-immunity
#2
Nicholas Collins, Katharina Hochheiser, Francis R Carbone, Thomas Gebhardt
Antigen-presenting cells (APC) such as dendritic cells (DC) and macrophages are critical for T cell-mediated immunity. While it is established that memory T cells accumulate and persist in peripheral tissues after the resolution of infection, whether this is also the case for APC remains unclear. Here, we report that CCR2-dependent cells infiltrate skin during acute infection with herpes simplex virus (HSV)-1 and subsequently give rise to localized populations of dendritic cells and macrophages. These APC are found at elevated numbers at sites of resolved infection or inflammation compared to unaffected regions of skin...
July 19, 2017: Immunology and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716963/chemokine-ccl2-ccr2-signaling-induces-neuronal-cell-death-via-stat3-activation-and-il-1%C3%AE-production-after-status-epilepticus
#3
Dai-Shi Tian, Jiyun Peng, Madhuvika Murugan, Lijie Feng, Jun-Li Liu, Ukpong B Eyo, Li-Jun Zhou, Rochelle Mogilevsky, Wei Wang, Long-Jun Wu
Elevated levels of chemokine C-C motif ligand 2 (CCL2) and its receptor CCR2 have been reported in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy and in experimental seizures. However, the functional significance and molecular mechanism underlying CCL2-CCR2 signaling in epileptic brain remains largely unknown. In this study, we found that the upregulated CCL2 was mainly expressed in hippocampal neurons and activated microglia from mice 1d after kainic acid (KA)-induced seizures. Taking advantage of CX3CR1(GFP/+):CCR2(RFP/+) double transgenic mice, we demonstrated that CCL2-CCR2 signaling participated in resident microglial activation and blood-derived monocyte infiltration...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716525/peri-tumor-associated-fibroblasts-promote-intrahepatic-metastasis-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-by-recruiting-cancer-stem-cells
#4
Jinghua Jiang, Fei Ye, Xue Yang, Chen Zong, Lu Gao, Yang Yang, Qiudong Zhao, Zhipeng Han, Lixin Wei
Fibroblasts have been reported to play an important role in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, the role of fibroblasts have not been fully understood. Conditioned medium collected from human peri-tumor tissue-derived fibroblasts (CM-pTAFs) showed high metastasis ability than human HCC tissues-derived fibroblasts (CM-TAFs). To determine what component was secreted from fibroblasts, we used Bio-Plex analysis system and compared the factors secreted from CM-pTAFs and CM-TAFs, found a series of up-regulated cytokines in the CM-pTAFs, including IL-6, CCL2, CXCL1, CXCL8, SCGF-β, HGF and VEGF...
July 15, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715799/resident-arterial-cells-and-circulating-bone-marrow-derived-cells-both-contribute-to-intimal-hyperplasia-in-a-rat-allograft-carotid-transplantation-model
#5
Yi He, Xin Xu, Ting Zhu, Min Tang, Ju Mei, Yi Si
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Neointimal formation following vascular injury remains a major mechanism of restenosis, whereas the precise sources of neointimal cells are still uncertain. We tested the hypothesis that both injured arterial cells and non-arterial cells contribute to intimal hyperplasia. METHODS: Following allograft transplantation of the balloon-injured carotid common artery (n = 3-6), the cellular composition of the transplant grafts and the origins of neointimal cells were measured by immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence staining...
July 11, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710250/near-infrared-1064-nm-laser-modulates-migratory-dendritic-cells-to-augment-the-immune-response-to-intradermal-influenza-vaccine
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Kaitlyn Morse, Yoshifumi Kimizuka, Megan P K Chan, Mai Shibata, Yusuke Shimaoka, Shu Takeuchi, Benjamin Forbes, Christopher Nirschl, Binghao Li, Yang Zeng, Roderick T Bronson, Wataru Katagiri, Ayako Shigeta, Ruxandra F Sîrbulescu, Huabiao Chen, Rhea Y Y Tan, Kosuke Tsukada, Timothy Brauns, Jeffrey Gelfand, Ann Sluder, Joseph J Locascio, Mark C Poznansky, Niroshana Anandasabapathy, Satoshi Kashiwagi
Brief exposure of skin to near-infrared (NIR) laser light has been shown to augment the immune response to intradermal vaccination and thus act as an immunologic adjuvant. Although evidence indicates that the NIR laser adjuvant has the capacity to activate innate subsets including dendritic cells (DCs) in skin as conventional adjuvants do, the precise immunological mechanism by which the NIR laser adjuvant acts is largely unknown. In this study we sought to identify the cellular target of the NIR laser adjuvant by using an established mouse model of intradermal influenza vaccination and examining the alteration of responses resulting from genetic ablation of specific DC populations...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699816/enrichment-of-ly6c-hi-monocytes-by-multiple-gm-csf-injections-with-hbv-vaccine-contributes-to-viral-clearance-in-a-hbv-mouse-model
#7
Weidong Zhao, Xian Zhou, Gan Zhao, Qing Lin, Xianzheng Wang, Xueping Yu, Bin Wang
Adjuvants are considered a necessary component for HBV therapeutic vaccines but few are licensed in clinical practice due to concerns about safety or efficiency. In our recent study, we established that a combination protocol of 3-day pretreatments with GM-CSF before a vaccination (3 × GM-CSF+VACCINE) into the same injection site could break immune tolerance and cause over 90% reduction of HBsAg level in the HBsAg transgenic mouse model. Herein, we further investigated the therapeutic potential of the combination in AAV8-1...
July 12, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698717/from-blood-to-lesioned-brain-an-in-vitro-study-on-migration-mechanisms-of-human-nasal-olfactory-stem-cells
#8
Stéphane D Girard, Isabelle Virard, Emmanuelle Lacassagne, Jean-Michel Paumier, Hanae Lahlou, Françoise Jabes, Yves Molino, Delphine Stephan, Kevin Baranger, Maya Belghazi, Arnaud Deveze, Michel Khrestchatisky, Emmanuel Nivet, François S Roman, François Féron
Stem cell-based therapies critically rely on selective cell migration toward pathological or injured areas. We previously demonstrated that human olfactory ectomesenchymal stem cells (OE-MSCs), derived from an adult olfactory lamina propria, migrate specifically toward an injured mouse hippocampus after transplantation in the cerebrospinal fluid and promote functional recoveries. However, the mechanisms controlling their recruitment and homing remain elusive. Using an in vitro model of blood-brain barrier (BBB) and secretome analysis, we observed that OE-MSCs produce numerous proteins allowing them to cross the endothelial wall...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698550/the-psmp-ccr2-interactions-trigger-monocyte-macrophage-dependent-colitis
#9
Xiaolei Pei, Danfeng Zheng, Shaoping She, Jing Ma, Changyuan Guo, Xiaoning Mo, Yingmei Zhang, Quansheng Song, Yu Zhang, Dalong Ma, Ying Wang
Monocytes/macrophages have been found to be an important component of colitis. However, the key chemokine that initiates the CCR2(+) monocytes migration from circulation to colitis tissue remains to be undiscovered. PC3-secreted microprotein (PSMP) is a novel chemokine whose receptor is CCR2. The physiological and pathological functions of PSMP have not yet been reported. In this study, PSMP was found to be expressed in colitis and colonic tumor tissues from patients and significantly up-regulated in mouse DSS-induced colitis tissues...
July 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696300/acetylcholine-producing-nk-cells-attenuate-cns-inflammation-via-modulation-of-infiltrating-monocytes-macrophages
#10
Wei Jiang, Daojing Li, Ranran Han, Chao Zhang, Wei-Na Jin, Kristofer Wood, Qiang Liu, Fu-Dong Shi, Junwei Hao
The nonneural cholinergic system of immune cells is pivotal for the maintenance of immunological homeostasis. Here we demonstrate the expression of choline acetyltransferase (ChAT) and cholinergic enzymes in murine natural killer (NK) cells. The capacity for acetylcholine synthesis by NK cells increased markedly under inflammatory conditions such as experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), in which ChAT expression escalated along with the maturation of NK cells. ChAT(+) and ChAT(-) NK cells displayed distinctive features in terms of cytotoxicity and chemokine/cytokine production...
July 10, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696256/a-novel-subset-of-anti-inflammatory-cd138-macrophages-is-deficient-in-mice-with-experimental-lupus
#11
Shuhong Han, Haoyang Zhuang, Stepan Shumyak, Jingfan Wu, Hui Li, Li-Jun Yang, Westley H Reeves
Dead cells accumulating in the tissues may contribute to chronic inflammation. We examined the cause of impaired apoptotic cell clearance in human and murine lupus. Dead cells accumulated in bone marrow from lupus patients but not from nonautoimmune patients undergoing myeloablation, where they were efficiently removed by macrophages (MΦ). Impaired apoptotic cell uptake by MΦ also was seen in mice treated i.p. with pristane (develop lupus) but not mineral oil (MO) (do not develop lupus). The inflammatory response to both pristane and MO rapidly depleted resident (Tim4(+)) large peritoneal MΦ...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696252/thermoneutrality-but-not-ucp1-deficiency-suppresses-monocyte-mobilization-into-blood
#12
Jesse W Williams, Andrew F Elvington, Stoyan Ivanov, Skyler Kessler, Hannah Luehmann, Osamu Baba, Brian T Saunders, Ki-Wook Kim, Michael W Johnson, Clarissa S Craft, Jae-Hoon Choi, Mary G Sorci-Thomas, Bernd H Zinselmeyer, Jonathan R Brestoff, Yongjian Liu, Gwendalyn J Randolph
Rationale: Ambient temperature is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Cold weather increases cardiovascular events, but paradoxically, cold exposure is metabolically protective due to UCP1-dependent thermogenesis. Objective: We sought to determine the differential effects of ambient environmental temperature challenge and UCP1 activation in relation to cardiovascular disease progression. Methods and Results: Using mouse models of atherosclerosis housed at three different ambient temperatures, we observed that cold temperature enhanced while thermoneutral housing temperature inhibited atherosclerotic plaque growth, as did deficiency in UCP1...
July 10, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686859/the-accr-2-ual-of-m2-macrophages-provides-some-breathing-room
#13
Preethi Vijayaraj, Brigitte N Gomperts
Lung tissue can robustly regenerate functional alveolar units after injury, but the mechanisms are unknown. Lechner et al. (2017) in this issue of Cell Stem Cell demonstrate that lung regeneration is facilitated by bone-marrow-derived myeloid cells that are recruited to the lung through a CCL2-CCR2 chemokine axis and by IL-13 expressing innate lymphoid cells.
July 6, 2017: Cell Stem Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677333/review-article-new-treatments-in-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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REVIEW
S A Townsend, P N Newsome
BACKGROUND: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is the fastest growing cause of liver disease in the Western world, yet there is no approved pharmacotherapy. While lifestyle modifications remain the mainstay of treatment, only a proportion of individuals are able to make or sustain them, and so more treatment options are required. AIM: To review the potential benefit of drugs used in clinical practice, those entering phase II trials, and compounds being investigated in pre-clinical studies...
July 4, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673774/development-functional-characterization-and-validation-of-methodology-for-gmp-compliant-manufacture-of-phagocytic-macrophages-a-novel-cellular-therapeutic-for-liver-cirrhosis
#15
Alasdair R Fraser, Chloe Pass, Paul Burgoyne, Anne Atkinson, Laura Bailey, Audrey Laurie, Neil W A McGowan, Akib Hamid, Joanna K Moore, Benjamin J Dwyer, Marc L Turner, Stuart J Forbes, John D M Campbell
BACKGROUND AIMS: Autologous macrophage therapy represents a potentially significant therapeutic advance for the treatment of severe progressive liver cirrhosis. Administration of macrophages has been shown to reduce inflammation and drive fibrotic scar breakdown and tissue repair in relevant models. This therapeutic approach is being assessed for safety and feasibility in a first-in-human trial (MAcrophages Therapy for liver CirrHosis [MATCH] trial). METHODS: We outline the development and validation phases of GMP production...
June 30, 2017: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671601/effects-of-an-inhibitor-of-monocyte-recruitment-on-recovery-from-traumatic-brain-injury-in-mice-treated-with-granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factor
#16
Shijie Song, Xiaoyuan Kong, Sandra Acosta, Vasyl Sava, Cesar V Borlongan, Juan Sanchez-Ramos
Administration of the hematopoietic growth factor granulocyte-colony stimulating Factor (G-CSF) has been reported to enhance recovery from controlled cortical impact (CCI) in rodent models. G-CSF exerts actions in both the periphery (stimulation of hematopoiesis) and in the brain, where it serves as a neurotrophic factor, promoting neuronal survival and stimulating neural stem/progenitor cell proliferation in the hippocampus. In order to distinguish the direct CNS actions of G-CSF from its peripheral actions, experiments were designed to block the recruitment of peripheral monocytes to the site of the lesion produced by CCI...
July 2, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670376/ccr2-dependent-neutrophil-activation-and-mobilization-rely-on-tlr4-p38-axis-during-liver-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
#17
Peng Xu, Junbin Zhang, Hui Wang, Guoliang Wang, Cong-Yi Wang, Jinxiang Zhang
Liver ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) is a common clinical problem in which neutrophil recruitment is an essential event. Our previous study revealed the important role of C-C motif chemokine receptor 2 (CCR2) in neutrophils during liver IRI. The aim of the present study was to further investigate the underlying mechanisms mediating the changes in CCR2 expression in neutrophils during this pathophysiological process. Herein, we found that TLR4 ablation reduced neutrophil mobilization from the bone marrow and the subsequent infiltration into the liver during liver IRI; neutrophil-derived CCR2 expression was also repressed...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667835/monocytes-promote-crescent-formation-in-anti-myeloperoxidase-antibody-induced-glomerulonephritis
#18
Anthony Rousselle, Ralph Kettritz, Adrian Schreiber
Neutrophils and monocytes express anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA) antigens, and activation of these cells by ANCA is central to ANCA-associated vasculitis and necrotizing crescentic glomerulonephritis (NCGN). The importance of neutrophils is established; however, any role of monocytes is less clear. We tested the hypothesis that depletion of CCR2(+) inflammatory monocytes and their derivatives would abrogate anti-myeloperoxidase (MPO) antibody-induced NCGN in a mouse model. We used passive anti-MPO antibody transfer for NCGN induction in wild-type mice or mice expressing the CCR2 promoter-controlled diphtheria toxin receptor...
June 28, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666021/divergent-roles-for-ly6c-ccr2-cx3cr1-inflammatory-monocytes-during-primary-or-secondary-infection-of-the-skin-with-the-intra-phagosomal-pathogen-leishmania-major
#19
Audrey Romano, Matheus B H Carneiro, Nicole A Doria, Eric H Roma, Flavia L Ribeiro-Gomes, Ehud Inbar, Sang Hun Lee, Jonatan Mendez, Andrea Paun, David L Sacks, Nathan C Peters
Inflammatory monocytes can be manipulated by environmental cues to perform multiple functions. To define the role of monocytes during primary or secondary infection with an intra-phagosomal pathogen we employed Leishmania major-red fluorescent protein (RFP) parasites and multi-color flow cytometry to define and enumerate infected and uninfected inflammatory cells in the skin. During primary infection, infected monocytes had altered maturation and were the initial mononuclear host cell for parasite replication...
June 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663258/ly6c-high-monocytes-oscillate-in-the-heart-during-homeostasis-and-after-myocardial-infarction
#20
Maximilian J Schloss, Michael Hilby, Katrin Nitz, Raquel Guillamat Prats, Bartolo Ferraro, Giovanna Leoni, Oliver Soehnlein, Thorsten Kessler, Wenyan He, Bruno Luckow, Michael Horckmans, Christian Weber, Johan Duchene, Sabine Steffens
OBJECTIVE: Circadian regulation of neutrophil homeostasis affects myocardial infarction (MI) healing. It is unknown whether diurnal variations of monocyte counts exist in the heart and whether this affects their cardiac infiltration in response to MI. APPROACH AND RESULTS: Murine blood and organs were harvested at distinct times of day and analyzed by flow cytometry. Ly6C(high) monocyte surface expression levels of chemokine receptors (CCR) were ≈2-fold higher at the beginning of the active phase, Zeitgeber Time (ZT) 13 compared with ZT5...
June 29, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
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