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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527291/haplotypes-in-ccr5-ccr2-ccl3-and-ccl5-are-associated-with-natural-resistance-to-hiv-1-infection-in-a-colombian-cohort
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Jorge A Vega, Simón Villegas-Ospina, Wbeimar Aguilar-Jiménez, María T Rugeles, Gabriel Bedoya, Wildeman Zapata
INTRODUCTION: Variants in genes encoding for HIV-1 co-receptors and their natural ligands have been individually associated to natural resistance to HIV-1 infection. However, the simultaneous presence of these variants has been poorly studied. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association of single and multilocus haplotypes in genes coding for the viral co-receptors CCR5 and CCR2, and their ligands CCL3 and CCL5, with resistance or susceptibility to HIV-1 infection. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Nine variants in CCR5-CCR2, two SNPs in CCL3 and two in CCL5 were genotyped by PCR-RFLP in 35 seropositive (cases) and 49 HIV-1-exposed seronegative Colombian individuals (controls)...
June 1, 2017: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516946/ccl2-ccr2-signalling-recruits-a-distinct-fetal-microchimeric-population-that-rescues-delayed-maternal-wound-healing
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Mathieu Castela, Dany Nassar, Maria Sbeih, Marie Jachiet, Zhe Wang, Selim Aractingi
Foetal microchimeric cells (FMCs) traffic into maternal circulation during pregnancy and persist for decades after delivery. Upon maternal injury, FMCs migrate to affected sites where they participate in tissue healing. However, the specific signals regulating the trafficking of FMCs to injury sites had to be identified. Here we report that, in mice, a subset of FMCs implicated in tissue repair displays CD11b(+) CD34(+) CD31(+) phenotype and highly express C-C chemokine receptor 2 (Ccr2). The Ccr2 ligand chemokine ligand 2 (Ccl2) enhances the recruitment of FMCs to maternal wounds where these cells transdifferentiate into endothelial cells and stimulate angiogenesis through Cxcl1 secretion...
May 18, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507122/control-of-metastatic-niche-formation-by-targeting-apba3-mint3-in-inflammatory-monocytes
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Toshiro Hara, Hiroki J Nakaoka, Tetsuro Hayashi, Kouhei Mimura, Daisuke Hoshino, Masahiro Inoue, Fumitaka Nagamura, Yoshinori Murakami, Motoharu Seiki, Takeharu Sakamoto
Cancer metastasis is intricately orchestrated by both cancer and normal cells, such as endothelial cells and macrophages. Monocytes/macrophages, which are often co-opted by cancer cells and promote tumor malignancy, acquire more than half of their energy from glycolysis even during normoxic conditions. This glycolytic activity is maintained during normoxia by the functions of hypoxia inducible factor 1 (HIF-1) and its activator APBA3. The mechanism by which APBA3 inhibition partially suppresses macrophage function and affects cancer metastasis is of interest in view of avoidance of the adverse effects of complete suppression of macrophage function during therapy...
May 15, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507030/ccr2-regulates-the-immune-response-by-modulating-the-interconversion-and-function-of-effector-and-regulatory-t-cells
#4
Eszter Bakos, Christoph A Thaiss, Matthias P Kramer, Sivan Cohen, Lihi Radomir, Irit Orr, Nathali Kaushansky, Avraham Ben-Nun, Shirly Becker-Herman, Idit Shachar
Chemokines and chemokine receptors establish a complex network modulating immune cell migration and localization. These molecules were also suggested to mediate the differentiation of leukocytes; however, their intrinsic, direct regulation of lymphocyte fate remained unclear. CCR2 is the main chemokine receptor inducing macrophage and monocyte recruitment to sites of inflammation, and it is also expressed on T cells. To assess whether CCR2 directly regulates T cell responses, we followed the fates of CCR2(-/-) T cells in T cell-specific inflammatory models...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506464/recruited-monocytes-and-type-2-immunity-promote-lung-regeneration-following-pneumonectomy
#5
Andrew J Lechner, Ian H Driver, Jinwoo Lee, Carmen M Conroy, Abigail Nagle, Richard M Locksley, Jason R Rock
To investigate the role of immune cells in lung regeneration, we used a unilateral pneumonectomy model that promotes the formation of new alveoli in the remaining lobes. Immunofluorescence and single-cell RNA sequencing found CD115+ and CCR2+ monocytes and M2-like macrophages accumulating in the lung during the peak of type 2 alveolar epithelial stem cell (AEC2) proliferation. Genetic loss of function in mice and adoptive transfer studies revealed that bone marrow-derived macrophages (BMDMs) traffic to the lung through a CCL2-CCR2 chemokine axis and are required for optimal lung regeneration, along with Il4ra-expressing leukocytes...
May 3, 2017: Cell Stem Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501766/therapeutic-effects-of-zerumbone-in-an-alkali-burned-corneal-wound-healing-model
#6
Jong Won Kim, Hyuneui Jeong, Myeon-Sik Yang, Chae Woong Lim, Bumseok Kim
Cornea is an avascular transparent tissue. Ocular trauma caused by a corneal alkali burn induces corneal neovascularization (CNV), inflammation, and fibrosis, leading to vision loss. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of Zerumbone (ZER) on corneal wound healing caused by alkali burns in mice. CNV was induced by alkali-burn injury in BALB/C female mice. Topical ZER (three times per day, 3μl each time, at concentrations of 5, 15, and 30μM) was applied to treat alkali-burned mouse corneas for 14 consecutive days...
May 11, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501330/virus-entry-and-replication-in-the-brain-precedes-blood-brain-barrier-disruption-during-intranasal-alphavirus-infection
#7
Matthew D Cain, Hamid Salimi, Yongfeng Gong, Lihua Yang, Samantha L Hamilton, James R Heffernan, Jianghui Hou, Mark J Miller, Robyn S Klein
Viral infections of the central nervous system (CNS) are often associated with blood-brain barrier (BBB) disruption, yet the impact of virus replication and immune cell recruitment on BBB integrity are incompletely understood. Using two-photon microscopy, we demonstrate that Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus (VEEV) strain TC83-GFP, a GFP expressing, attenuated strain with a G3A mutation within the 5' UTR that is associated with increased sensitivity to type I interferons (IFNs), does not directly impact BBB permeability...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487310/myeloid-derived-mir-223-regulates-intestinal-inflammation-via-repression-of-the-nlrp3-inflammasome
#8
Viola Neudecker, Moritz Haneklaus, Owen Jensen, Ludmila Khailova, Joanne C Masterson, Hazel Tye, Kathryn Biette, Paul Jedlicka, Kelley S Brodsky, Mark E Gerich, Matthias Mack, Avril A B Robertson, Matthew A Cooper, Glenn T Furuta, Charles A Dinarello, Luke A O'Neill, Holger K Eltzschig, Seth L Masters, Eóin N McNamee
MicroRNA (miRNA)-mediated RNA interference regulates many immune processes, but how miRNA circuits orchestrate aberrant intestinal inflammation during inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is poorly defined. Here, we report that miR-223 limits intestinal inflammation by constraining the nlrp3 inflammasome. miR-223 was increased in intestinal biopsies from patients with active IBD and in preclinical models of intestinal inflammation. miR-223(-/y) mice presented with exacerbated myeloid-driven experimental colitis with heightened clinical, histopathological, and cytokine readouts...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464004/vitamin-d-deficiency-is-associated-with-il-6-levels-and-monocyte-activation-in-hiv-infected-persons
#9
Maura Manion, Katherine Huppler Hullsiek, Eleanor M P Wilson, Frank Rhame, Erna Kojic, David Gibson, John Hammer, Pragna Patel, John T Brooks, Jason V Baker, Irini Sereti
BACKGROUND: Immune activation plays a key role in HIV pathogenesis. Markers of inflammation have been associated with vitamin D deficiency in the general population. Studies have also demonstrated associations of vitamin D deficiency with increased risk of HIV progression and death. The relationship between persistent inflammation and immune activation during chronic HIV infection and vitamin D deficiency remains unclear. METHODS: Cryopreserved specimens were analyzed from 663 participants at the time of enrollment from the Study to Understand the Natural History of HIV/AIDS in the Era of Effective Therapy (SUN Study) from 2004 to 2006...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463783/synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-of-chemokine-receptor-ligands-with-2-benzazepine-scaffold
#10
Simone Thum, Artur K Kokornaczyk, Tomoaki Seki, Monica De Maria, Natalia V Ortiz Zacarias, Henk de Vries, Christina Weiss, Michael Koch, Dirk Schepmann, Masato Kitamura, Nuska Tschammer, Laura H Heitman, Anna Junker, Bernhard Wünsch
Targeting CCR2 and CCR5 receptors is considered as promising concept for the development of novel antiinflammatory drugs. Herein, we present the development of the first probe-dependent positive allosteric modulator (PAM) of CCR5 receptors with a 2-benzazepine scaffold. Compound 14 (2-isobutyl-N-({[N-methyl-N-(tetrahydro-2H-pyran-4-yl)amino]methyl}phenyl)-1-oxo-2,3-dihydro-1H-2-benzazepine-4-carboxamide) activates the CCR5 receptor in a CCL4-dependent manner, but does not compete with [(3)H]TAK-779 binding at the CCR5...
April 22, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458288/neuropharmacological-study-of-atp-receptors-especially-in-the-relationship-between-glia-and-pain
#11
Kazuhide Inoue
 A growing body of evidence indicates that extracellular ATP released or leaked from nonexcitable cells as well as neurons plays important roles in the regulation of neuronal and glial functions in the entire body through ATP receptors. ATP receptors (ionotropic P2X and metabotropic P2Y receptors) are the most abundant receptor families in living organisms. In the central nervous system, these receptors participate in the synaptic transmission and intercellular communications between neurons and glia. The glia cells are classified into three types: astrocytes; oligodendrocytes; and microglia...
2017: Yakugaku Zasshi: Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458180/frequency-of-mcp-1-rs1024611-and-ccr2-rs1799864-gene-polymorphisms-and-its-effect-on-gene-expression-level-in-patients-with-agp
#12
Sadiye Gunpinar, Nilgun Ozlem Alptekin, V Betul Ucar, Hasan Acar
OBJECTIVE: To identify the genetic risk markers of aggressive periodontitis (AgP), researchers focus on genetic components that regulate the immune response. Therefore the purpose of this study was to investigate genetic impact of monocyte chemoattractant protein (MCP)-1-2518A/G and CC chemokine receptor 2 (CCR2) -190G/A gene polymorphisms on AgP susceptibility and the effect of this polymorphism on MCP-1 gene expression in patients with AgP. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 215 subjects, 108 AgP and 107 periodontally healthy (H) were recruited in this cross-sectional study (NCT02817568)...
April 20, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454543/trem-1-associated-macrophage-polarization-plays-a-significant-role-in-inducing-insulin-resistance-in-obese-population
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Saravanan Subramanian, Pradeep K Pallati, Poonam Sharma, Devendra K Agrawal, Kalyana C Nandipati
BACKGROUND: TREM-1 acts as an amplifier of inflammation expressed on macrophages. The objective of this study was to evaluate the relationship between TREM-1 and macrophage polarization, and association of TREM-1 and M1 macrophage polarization with insulin resistance (IR) in obese population compared to non-obese population. METHODS: We enrolled 38 patients after obtaining IRB approval for this study. We evaluated the mRNA and protein expression levels of general macrophage marker (CD68), M1 marker (CD86, CCR7, iNOS, IFNγ, TNF-α and IL-6,), M2 marker (CD206, CD163, IL-10, IL-4) and chemokine axis (MCP-1, CCR2 and CCR5) along with TREM-1 and TREM-2 in omentum fat, subcutaneous fat, and liver biopsy tissues of non-obese (N = 5), obese non-diabetics, (N = 16) and obese diabetics (N = 17)...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450294/gas6-growth-arrest-specific-6-promotes-inflammatory-ccr2-hi-cx3cr1-lo-monocyte-recruitment-in-venous-thrombosis
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Sandrine Laurance, François-René Bertin, Talin Ebrahimian, Yusra Kassim, Ryan N Rys, Stéphanie Lehoux, Catherine A Lemarié, Mark D Blostein
OBJECTIVES: Coagulation and inflammation are inter-related. Gas6 (growth arrest-specific 6) promotes venous thrombosis and participates to inflammation through endothelial-innate immune cell interactions. Innate immune cells can provide the initiating stimulus for venous thrombus development. We hypothesize that Gas6 promotes monocyte recruitment during venous thrombosis. APPROACH AND RESULTS: Deep venous thrombosis was induced in wild-type and Gas6-deficient (-/-) mice using 5% FeCl3 and flow reduction in the inferior vena cava...
April 27, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448577/correction-selective-chemokine-receptor-usage-by-central-nervous-system-myeloid-cells-in-ccr2-red-fluorescent-protein-knock-in-mice
#15
Noah Saederup, Astrid E Cardona, Kelsey Croft, Makiko Mizutani, Anne C Cotleur, Chia-Lin Tsou, Richard M Ransohoff, Israel F Charo
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0013693.].
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424682/interactions-between-type-1-interferons-and-the-th17-response-in-tuberculosis-lessons-learned-from-autoimmune-diseases
#16
REVIEW
Bas C Mourik, Erik Lubberts, Jurriaan E M de Steenwinkel, Tom H M Ottenhoff, Pieter J M Leenen
The classical paradigm of tuberculosis (TB) immunity, with a central protective role for Th1 responses and IFN-γ-stimulated cellular responses, has been challenged by unsatisfactory results of vaccine strategies aimed at enhancing Th1 immunity. Moreover, preclinical TB models have shown that increasing IFN-γ responses in the lungs is more damaging to the host than to the pathogen. Type 1 interferon signaling and altered Th17 responses have also been associated with active TB, but their functional roles in TB pathogenesis remain to be established...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424406/targeting-ccr2-with-its-antagonist-suppresses-viability-motility-and-invasion-by-downregulating-mmp-9-expression-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cells
#17
Jun An, Ying Xue, Meijun Long, Ge Zhang, Junhang Zhang, Hang Su
Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the most common type of lung cancer, which is the leading cancer killer in the world. Despite the recent advances in its diagnosis and therapy, the prognosis of NSCLC patients remains very poor, mainly due to the development of drug resistance and metastasis. Both the chemokine network and the matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) system play important roles in cancer cell metastasis. The disruption of CCL2/CCR2 chemokine signaling has been shown to suppress cancer cellviability and metastasis...
April 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419818/local-group-2-innate-lymphoid-cells-promote-corneal-regeneration-after-epithelial-abrasion
#18
Jun Liu, Chengju Xiao, Hanqing Wang, Yunxia Xue, Dong Dong, Cuipei Lin, Fang Song, Ting Fu, Zhaorui Wang, Jiansu Chen, Hongwei Pan, Yangqiu Li, Dongqing Cai, Zhijie Li
Corneal injuries and infections are the leading cause of blindness worldwide. Thus, understanding the mechanisms that control healing of the damaged cornea is critical for the development of new therapies to promptly restore vision. Innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) are a recently identified heterogeneous cell population that has been reported to orchestrate immunity and promote tissue repair in the lungs and skin after injury. However, whether ILCs can modulate the repair process in the cornea remains poorly understood...
June 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413195/purinergic-signaling-in-microglia-in-the-pathogenesis-of-neuropathic-pain
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REVIEW
Kazuhide Inoue
Nerve injury often causes debilitating chronic pain, referred to as neuropathic pain, which is refractory to currently available analgesics including morphine. Many reports indicate that activated spinal microglia evoke neuropathic pain. The P2X4 receptor (P2X4R), a subtype of ionotropic ATP receptors, is upregulated in spinal microglia after nerve injury by several factors, including CC chemokine receptor CCR2, the extracellular matrix protein fibronectin in the spinal cord, interferon regulatory factor 8 (IRF8) and IRF5...
2017: Proceedings of the Japan Academy. Series B, Physical and Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407684/atorvastatin-inhibits-the-immediate-early-response-gene-egr1-and-improves-the-functional-profile-of-cd4-t-lymphocytes-in-acute-coronary-syndromes
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Anna Severino, Chiara Zara, Mara Campioni, Davide Flego, Giulia Angelini, Daniela Pedicino, Ada Francesca Giglio, Francesco Trotta, Simona Giubilato, Vincenzo Pazzano, Claudia Lucci, Antonio Iaconelli, Aureliano Ruggio, Luigi Marzio Biasucci, Filippo Crea, Giovanna Liuzzo
Background- Adaptive immune-response is associated with a worse outcome in acute coronary syndromes. Statins have anti-inflammatory activity beyond lowering lipid levels. We investigated the effects of ex-vivo and in-vivo atorvastatin treatment in acute coronary syndromes on CD4+T-cells, and the underlying molecular mechanisms.Approach and results- Blood samples were collected from 50 statin-naïve acute coronary syndrome patients. We assessed CD4+T-cell activation by flow-cytometry, the expression of 84 T-helper transcription-factors and 84 T-cell related genes by RT-qPCR, and protein expression by Western-blot, before and after 24-hours incubation with increasing doses of atorvastatin: 3-10-26 μg/ml (corresponding to blood levels achieved with doses of 10-40-80 mg, respectively)...
March 14, 2017: Oncotarget
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