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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546020/the-evolution-and-functional-characterization-of-miiuy-croaker-interferon-regulatory-factor-9-involved-in-immune-response
#1
Qiong Yang, Junxia Cui, Weihua Song, Xueyan Zhao, Tianjun Xu
Interferon regulatory factors (IRFs) are transcription factors playing important roles in regulating the expression of type I interferons (IFNs) and IFN-stimulated genes. IRF9 is one of the IRF family gene members which belongs to the IRF4 subfamily. Mammalian IRF9 has been known to be involved in antiviral response as the DNA sequence recognition subunit of IFN-stimulated gene factor 3 (ISGF3) complex. In fish, only a few studies investigated the characteristics of IRF9 and the role in IFN signaling. In this study, we identify the IRF9 gene from miiuy croaker (mmiIRF9) and studied its feature and function...
May 22, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545202/memantine-inhibits-degradation-of-the-articular-cartilage-extracellular-matrix-induced-by-advanced-glycation-end-products-ages
#2
Jijun Zhao, Yinghao Yu, Zhaofeng Wu, Ling Wang, Wei Li
The accumulation of inflammation and cartilage damage induced by advanced glycation end products (AGEs) are important hallmarks of osteoarthritis (OA). Memantine is a clinically licensed drug used for the treatment of moderate and severe Alzheimer's disease. To date, little information has been reported regarding the effects of memantine on cartilage destruction. In this study, we investigated the protective effects of memantine on AGE-induced degradation of collagen II and aggrecans in human SW1353 chondrocytes...
May 20, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542326/the-murine-cytomegalovirus-m35-protein-antagonizes-type-i-ifn-induction-downstream-of-pattern-recognition-receptors-by-targeting-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-mediated-transcription
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Baca Chan, Vladimir Gonçalves Magalhães, Niels A W Lemmermann, Vanda Juranić Lisnić, Markus Stempel, Kendra A Bussey, Elisa Reimer, Jürgen Podlech, Stefan Lienenklaus, Matthias J Reddehase, Stipan Jonjić, Melanie M Brinkmann
The type I interferon (IFN) response is imperative for the establishment of the early antiviral immune response. Here we report the identification of the first type I IFN antagonist encoded by murine cytomegalovirus (MCMV) that shuts down signaling following pattern recognition receptor (PRR) sensing. Screening of an MCMV open reading frame (ORF) library identified M35 as a novel and strong negative modulator of IFNβ promoter induction following activation of both RNA and DNA cytoplasmic PRR. Additionally, M35 inhibits the proinflammatory cytokine response downstream of Toll-like receptors (TLR)...
May 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538387/prognostic-significance-of-urothelial-carcinoma-with-divergent-differentiation-in-upper-urinary-tract-after-radical-nephroureterectomy-without-metastatic-diseases-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#4
Chuan Qin, En-Li Liang, Zhi-Yong Du, Xiao-Yu Qiu, Gang Tang, Fei-Ran Chen, Bo Zhang, Da-Wei Tian, Hai-Long Hu, Chang-Li Wu
To evaluate the impact of urothelial carcinoma with divergent differentiation (UCDD) on the prognosis of patients for primary upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC) with pN0/x status treated with radical nephroureterectomy (RNU) and to evaluate the prognostic value of UCDD in different tumor locations (renal pelvis and ureter).Data from a total of 346 patients with UTUC who received RNU between January 2012 and March 2016 in the institution were retrospectively analyzed. Clinicopathological features and prognostic factors age, sex, complaint, height, weight, blood pressure, tumor grade, stage, smoking status, history of adjuvant chemotherapy, tumor location, history of bladder cancer, tumor necrosis, degree of hydronephrosis, tumor size, tumor focality, and preoperative anemia were compared between patients with pure UTUC and patients with UCDD...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531759/interferon-regulatory-factors-a-key-to-tumour-immunity
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Yan-Jie Chen, Jing Li, Nan Lu, Xi-Zhong Shen
Interferon regulatory factors (IRFs), which have 10 members, belong to the transcription factor family and were named because of the regulation of interferon expression. They play important roles in the immune regulation, cell differentiation, cell apoptosis, and cell cycle regulation. This article will review the functional characteristics and immune activity of the family members, especially in the role of cell differentiation and autoimmune diseases. Intensive studies will help uncover the pathogenesis of the disease in a more comprehensive view, and provide novel targets for disease treatment...
May 19, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528205/heterotrimeric-complex-of-p38-mapk-pkc%C3%AE-and-tirap-is-required-for-ap1-mediated-inflammatory-response
#6
Mirza S Baig, Dongfang Liu, Kannan Muthu, Anjali Roy, Uzma Saqib, Adnan Naim, Syed M Faisal, Mansi Srivastava, Rohit Saluja
Inflammation could be described as a physiological response of the body to tissue injury, pathogen invasion, and irritants. During the inflammatory phase, cells of both the innate as well as adaptive immune system are activated and recruited to the site of inflammation. These mediators are downstream targets for the transcription factors; activator protein-1 (AP1), nuclear factor kappa-light-chain-enhancer (NF-κB), signal transducers and activators of transcription factors (STAT1), as well as interferon regulatory factors (IRFs), which control the expression of most immunomodulatory genes...
May 18, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515152/effects-of-deficiency-of-kelch-like-ech-associated-protein-1-on-skeletal-organization-a-mechanism-for-diminished-nuclear-factor-of-activated-t-cells-cytoplasmic-1-during-osteoclastogenesis
#7
Eiko Sakai, Masanobu Morita, Masahiro Ohuchi, Mizuho A Kido, Yutaka Fukuma, Kazuhisa Nishishita, Kuniaki Okamoto, Ken Itoh, Masayuki Yamamoto, Takayuki Tsukuba
Kelch-like ECH-associated protein 1 (Keap1) binds to nuclear factor E2 p45-related factor 2 (Nrf2), a transcription factor for antioxidant enzymes, to suppress Nrf2 activation. The role of oxidative stress in many diseases supports the possibility that processes that are associated with Nrf2 activation might offer therapeutic potential. Nrf2 deficiency induces osteoclastogenesis, which is responsible for bone loss, by activating receptor activator of NF-κB ligand (RANKL)-mediated signaling; however, the effects of Keap1 deficiency remain unclear...
May 17, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512729/protective-effects-of-nebivolol-against-interleukin-1%C3%AE-il-1%C3%AE-induced-type-ii-collagen-destruction-mediated-by-matrix-metalloproteinase-13-mmp-13
#8
Zhigang Li, Baoyi Liu, Dewei Zhao, BenJie Wang, Yupeng Liu, Yao Zhang, Fengde Tian, Borui Li
The pathological progression of osteoarthritis (OA) involves degradation of articular cartilage matrix. Type II collagen is the main component of cartilage matrix, which is degraded by pro-inflammatory cytokines such as IL-1β mediated by MMP-13. Nebivolol, a licensed drug used for the treatment of hypertension in clinics, displays its anti-inflammatory capacity in various conditions. However, whether Nebivolol has a protective effect on cartilage matrix degradation has not been reported before. In this study, we investigated the effects of Nebivolol on regulating the expression of MMP-13 and degradation of type II collagen...
May 17, 2017: Cell Stress & Chaperones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511673/long-term-safety-and-efficacy-of-vismodegib-in-patients-with-advanced-basal-cell-carcinoma-final-update-of-the-pivotal-erivance-bcc-study
#9
Aleksandar Sekulic, Michael R Migden, Nicole Basset-Seguin, Claus Garbe, Anja Gesierich, Christopher D Lao, Chris Miller, Laurent Mortier, Dedee F Murrell, Omid Hamid, Jorge F Quevedo, Jeannie Hou, Edward McKenna, Natalie Dimier, Sarah Williams, Dirk Schadendorf, Axel Hauschild
BACKGROUND: In the primary analysis of the ERIVANCE BCC trial, vismodegib, the first US Food and Drug Administration-approved Hedgehog pathway inhibitor, showed objective response rates (ORRs) by independent review facility (IRF) of 30% and 43% in metastatic basal cell carcinoma (mBCC) and locally advanced BCC (laBCC), respectively. ORRs by investigator review were 45% (mBCC) and 60% (laBCC). Herein, we present long-term safety and final investigator-assessed efficacy results in patients with mBCC or laBCC...
May 16, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507795/digital-analysis-and-epigenetic-regulation-of-the-signature-of-rejection-in-colorectal-cancer
#10
Viktor H Koelzer, Lena Sokol, Stefan Zahnd, Lucine Christe, Heather Dawson, Martin D Berger, Daniel Inderbitzin, Inti Zlobec, Alessandro Lugli
The immune system plays a pivotal role in the development and progression of colorectal cancer (CRC). Tumor immune rejection has been previously linked to the activation of the interferon-stimulated genes (ISG) STAT1, IRF-5 and IRF-1. Specific immunoregulatory microRNAs (miRNAs) may impact the expression of these ISG in the tumor microenvironment. In this translational study, we develop a digital image analysis protocol to identify the ISG-gene expression signature and investigate miRNA expression in the immediate environment of invading cancer cells...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499610/effects-of-cyanobacteria-oscillatoria-sp-lipopolysaccharide-on-b-cell-activation-and-toll-like-receptor-4-signaling
#11
Michelle Swanson-Mungerson, Ryan Incrocci, Vijay Subramaniam, Philip Williams, Mary L Hall, Alejandro M S Mayer
Cyanobacteria ("blue-green algae"), such as Oscillatoria sp., are a ubiquitous group of bacteria found in freshwater systems worldwide that are linked to illness and in some cases, death among humans and animals. Exposure to cyanobacteria occurs via ingestion of contaminated water or food-products. Exposure of the gut to these bacteria also exposes their toxins, such as lipopolysaccharide (LPS), to B cells in the gut associated lymphoid tissue. However, the effect of Oscillatoria sp. LPS on B cell activation is unknown...
May 9, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498198/development-of-a-risk-adjustment-model-for-the-inpatient-rehabilitation-facility-discharge-self-care-functional-status-quality-measure
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Anne Deutsch, Poonam Pardasaney, Jeniffer Iriondo-Perez, Melvin J Ingber, Kristie A Porter, Tara McMullen
BACKGROUND: Functional status measures are important patient-centered indicators of inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) quality of care. We developed a risk-adjusted self-care functional status measure for the IRF Quality Reporting Program. This paper describes the development and performance of the measure's risk-adjustment model. METHODS: Our sample included IRF Medicare fee-for-service patients from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' 2008-2010 Post-Acute Care Payment Reform Demonstration...
May 11, 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497800/reciprocal-regulation-of-the-il9-locus-by-counteracting-activities-of-transcription-factors-irf1-and-irf4
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Lucia Campos Carrascosa, Matthias Klein, Yohko Kitagawa, Christina Lückel, Federico Marini, Anika König, Anna Guralnik, Hartmann Raifer, Stefanie Hagner-Benes, Diana Rädler, Andreas Böck, Cholho Kang, Michael Lohoff, Holger Garn, Bianca Schaub, Friederike Berberich-Siebelt, Shimon Sakaguchi, Tobias Bopp, Magdalena Huber
The T helper 9 (Th9) cell transcriptional network is formed by an equilibrium of signals induced by cytokines and antigen presentation. Here we show that, within this network, two interferon regulatory factors (IRF), IRF1 and IRF4, display opposing effects on Th9 differentiation. IRF4 dose-dependently promotes, whereas IRF1 inhibits, IL-9 production. Likewise, IRF1 inhibits IL-9 production by human Th9 cells. IRF1 counteracts IRF4-driven Il9 promoter activity, and IRF1 and IRF4 have opposing function on activating histone modifications, thus modulating RNA polymerase II recruitment...
May 12, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479399/metagenomics-analysis-of-gut-microbiota-and-immune-modulation-in-zebrafish-danio-rerio-fed-chitosan-silver-nanocomposites
#14
R M C Udayangani, S H S Dananjaya, Chamilani Nikapitiya, Gang-Joon Heo, Jehee Lee, Mahanama De Zoysa
In this study, we evaluated the effects of chitosan silver nanocomposites (CAgNCs) supplemented diet on gut microbial community, goblet cell density, gut morphometry and mRNA expression of immune related and mucin encoding genes in zebrafish. Zebrafish gut microbiota analysis results clearly showed the reduction of phylum Proteobacteria. However, they remained as the major bacterial group in gut with CAgNCs supplemented diet, while the abundance of phylum Fusobacteria and phylum Bacteroidetes were increased notably compared to the control diet fed fish...
May 4, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478865/synthesis-and-biological-activity-of-new-phthalimides-as-potential-anti-inflammatory-agents
#15
Duc-Hiep Bach, Jian-Yu Liu, Won Kyung Kim, Ji-Young Hong, So Hyun Park, Donghwa Kim, Si-Ning Qin, Thi-Thu-Trang Luu, Hyen Joo Park, Yong-Nan Xu, Sang Kook Lee
The overproduction of nitric oxide (NO) plays an important role in a variety of pathophysiological processes, including inflammation. Therefore, the suppression of NO production is a promising target in the design of anti-inflammatory agents. In the present study, a series of phthalimide analogs was synthesized, and their anti-inflammatory activities were evaluated using lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated NO production in cultured murine macrophage RAW264.7 cells. A structure-activity relationship study showed that the free hydroxyl group at C-4 and C-6 and the bulkiness of the N-substituted alkyl chain are associated with biological activity...
April 25, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468885/rubicon-modulates-antiviral-type-i-ifn-signaling-by-targeting-irf3-dimerization
#16
Jae-Hoon Kim, Tae-Hwan Kim, Hyun-Cheol Lee, Chamilani Nikapitiya, Md Bashir Uddin, Min-Eun Park, Eun Seo Lee, Kiramage Chathuranga, Thilina U B Herath, W A Gayan Chathuranga, Jong-Soo Lee
Rubicon is a part of a Beclin-1-Vps34-containing autophagy complex. Rubicon induces antimicrobial responses upon TLR stimulation, and functions as a feedback inhibitor to prevent unbalanced proinflammatory responses depending on dectin-1 signaling. However, the role played by Rubicon during antiviral immune responses, particularly the type I interferon responses remains largely unknown. Here, we report that Rubicon acts as a negative regulator for virus-triggered IFN signaling. Knockdown of Rubicon promoted type I interferon signaling and inhibited virus replication, while overexpression of Rubicon has the opposite effect...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467275/beyond-isglylation-functions-of-free-intracellular-and-extracellular-isg15
#17
Paula Fernandes Dos Santos, Daniel Santos Mansur
ISG15 is a ubiquitin-like type I IFN-stimulated protein of 15 kDa and is one of the most prominently expressed proteins in viral infections. ISG15 is widely known to be involved in a process called ISGylation, where it binds to over 150 targets from a variety of classes of proteins including central immune signaling pathways such as those mediated by NFκB, JNK, and IRF-3. However, ISG15 also exists in a free form that can act intra- or extracellularly. In vitro and in vivo evidences suggest that free ISG15 play different roles in several cellular processes, from cancer and defense against viral infections to activation of immune cells such as lymphocytes, monocytes, and NK cells...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Interferon & Cytokine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465494/prognostic-value-of-irf-2-expression-in-colorectal-cancer
#18
Zubing Mei, Guanghui Wang, Zhonglin Liang, Ang Cui, Andong Xu, Yun Liu, Chenying Liu, Yili Yang, Long Cui
Interferon regulatory factor 2 (IRF-2) is known to play a pivotal role in the development and progression of several malignancies. As a crucial member of interferon regulatory factor family, the association between the expression of IRF-2 and clinical prognostic significance has not been fully explored in colorectal cancer (CRC). The purpose of our study was to investigate the expression profile of IRF-2 in CRC and to examine its association with clinical features. The expression levels of IRF-2 in 18 paired CRC and non-cancerous colorectal tissues were measured by quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR) and those in 4 paired samples by Western blotting...
April 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458288/neuropharmacological-study-of-atp-receptors-especially-in-the-relationship-between-glia-and-pain
#19
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/28453771/interplay-between-ifn-%C3%AE-and-il-6-impacts-the-inflammatory-response-and-expression-of-interferon-regulated-genes-in-environmental-induced-autoimmunity
#20
David M Cauvi, Gabrielle Cauvi, Christopher B Toomey, Eric Jacquinet, K Michael Pollard
IFN-γ has been found to be robustly important to disease pathogenesis in both idiopathic and induced models of murine lupus. In transgenic mice, over production of IFN-γ in the skin results in an inflammatory response and autoimmunity. This suggests that localized exposure to environmental factors that induce autoimmunity may be associated with expression of an IFN-γ dependent inflammatory response. Using murine mercury-induced autoimmunity (mHgIA), the severity of inflammation and proinflammatory cytokine expression, including the cellular source of IFN-γ, were assessed at the site of subcutaneous exposure and in secondary lymphoid organs...
April 26, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
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