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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933259/deformity-correction-and-extremity-lengthening-in-the-lower-leg-comparison-of-clinical-outcomes-with-two-external-surgical-procedures
#1
Eugen Reitenbach, Robert Rödl, Georg Gosheger, Björn Vogt, Frank Schiedel
OBJECTIVE: Distraction osteogenesis is a method of stimulating the growth of new bone tissue in order to lengthen the extremities or bridge resected bone defects. In addition to the now-established intramedullary procedures, two different fixator systems are in use. The present study investigated the classical Ilizarov ring fixator (IRF) and a hexapod to assess the precision of lower-leg lengthening and complications classified using the Paley criteria for problems, obstacles, and complications...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932023/molecular-cloning-and-expression-analysis-of-a-fish-specific-interferon-regulatory-factor-irf11-in-orange-spotted-grouper-epinephelus-coioides
#2
Wen Shu Huang, Mei Hua Zhu, Shan Chen, Zhi Xuan Wang, Ying Liang, Bei Huang, P Nie
Interferon regulatory factors (IRFs) are transcription mediators which play vital roles in multiple biological processes, such as antiviral defense, immune response, cell growth regulation and apoptosis. A fish specific IRF, termed IRF11, has been identified in previous study through searching fish genome databases. Herein, a transcript of IRF11, EcIRF11 was cloned from orange-spotted grouper, Epinephelus coioides. The EcIRF11 cDNA sequence has 1573 bp in length, encoding a putative protein of 261 amino acids, with a high degree of similarity found between EcIRF11 and its teleost counterparts...
December 5, 2016: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923823/bortezomib-relieves-immune-tolerance-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-via-stat1-suppression-and-indoleamine-2-3-dioxygenase-downregulation
#3
Guan-Min Jiang, Jun Du, Wei-Feng Ma, Hui Wang, Yu Qiu, Qiu-Gui Zhang, Wei Xu, Hui-Fang Liu, Hong-Sheng Wang, Jian-Ping Liang
Radiotherapy is the primary treatment for nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). Patients with intermediate and advanced stage NPC receiving only radiotherapy have limited survival, so newer immunotherapeutic approaches are sought. The major impediment to better clinical outcomes is tumor immune tolerance. Indoleamine 2, 3-dioxygenase (IDO), an interferon-γ (IFNγ)-inducible enzyme, is a major inducer of immune tolerance during tumor development; therefore, inhibition of the IDO pathway is an important modality for cancer treatment...
December 6, 2016: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918235/comprehensive-mapping-of-5-hydroxymethylcytosine-epigenetic-dynamics-in-axon-regeneration
#4
Yong-Hwee Eddie Loh, Andrew Koemeter-Cox, Mattéa Finelli, Li Shen, Roland H Friedel, Hongyan Zou
In contrast to central nervous system neurons, dorsal root ganglia (DRG) neurons can switch to a regenerative state after peripheral axotomy. In a screen for chromatin regulators of the regenerative responses in this conditioning lesion paradigm, we identified Tet methylcytosine dioxygenase 3 (Tet3) as upregulated in DRG neurons, along with increased 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5 hmC). We generated genome-wide 5 hmC maps in adult DRG, which revealed that peripheral and central axotomy (leading to no regenerative effect) triggered differential 5 hmC changes that are associated with distinct signaling pathways...
December 5, 2016: Epigenetics: Official Journal of the DNA Methylation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914808/influenza-a-virus-ns1-protein-induced-a20-contributes-to-viral-replication-by-suppressing-interferon-induced-antiviral-response
#5
Wenjing Feng, Xiaoning Sun, Ning Shi, Maolin Zhang, Zhenhong Guan, Ming Duan
The innate immune response provides the first line of defense against viruses and other pathogens by responding to specific microbial molecules. A20 is a cytoplasmic ubiquitin-editing protein that negatively regulates the retinoic acid-inducible gene I (RIG-I)-mediated activation of interferon regulatory factors (IRF) 3. Here, we found that influenza A virus (IAV) non-structural protein (NS) 1 dramatically induced the protein level of A20 in A549 cells whose expression levels were positively associated with the viral virulence...
December 1, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910423/uncertainty-analysis-of-signal-deconvolution-using-a-measured-instrument-response-function
#6
E P Hartouni, B Beeman, J A Caggiano, C Cerjan, M J Eckart, G P Grim, R Hatarik, A S Moore, D H Munro, T Phillips, D B Sayre
A common analysis procedure minimizes the ln-likelihood that a set of experimental observables matches a parameterized model of the observation. The model includes a description of the underlying physical process as well as the instrument response function (IRF). In the case investigated here, the National Ignition Facility (NIF) neutron time-of-flight (nTOF) spectrometers, the IRF is constructed from measurements and models. IRF measurements have a finite precision that can make significant contributions to determine the uncertainty estimate of the physical model's parameters...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907166/vaccinia-virus-protein-c6-inhibits-type-i-ifn-signalling-in-the-nucleus-and-binds-to-the-transactivation-domain-of-stat2
#7
Jennifer H Stuart, Rebecca P Sumner, Yongxu Lu, Joseph S Snowden, Geoffrey L Smith
The type I interferon (IFN) response is a crucial innate immune signalling pathway required for defense against viral infection. Accordingly, the great majority of mammalian viruses possess means to inhibit this important host immune response. Here we show that vaccinia virus (VACV) strain Western Reserve protein C6, is a dual function protein that inhibits the cellular response to type I IFNs in addition to its published function as an inhibitor of IRF-3 activation, thereby restricting type I IFN production from infected cells...
December 2016: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902946/social-regulation-of-the-lymph-node-transcriptome-in-rhesus-macaques-macaca-mulatta
#8
K Chun, J P Capitanio, D M Lamkin, E K Sloan, J M G Arevalo, S W Cole
Previous research has shown that adverse social conditions may promote a conserved transcriptional response to adversity (CTRA) involving up-regulation of proinflammatory gene expression and down-regulation of Type I interferon anti-viral genes in circulating blood cells. However, the impact of social conditions on lymphoid tissue gene regulation remains largely unexplored. This project assessed how social instability in adult male rhesus macaques (N=10, 5 in unstable, and 5 in stable social conditions) might regulate gene expression within secondary lymphoid tissue (lymph nodes; LN)...
November 14, 2016: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883091/mycobacterium-tuberculosis-triggered-hippo-pathway-orchestrates-cxcl1-2-expression-to-modulate-host-immune-responses
#9
Monoranjan Boro, Vikas Singh, Kithiganahalli Narayanaswamy Balaji
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) pathogenesis encompasses a plethora of finely regulated alterations within the host which eventually coin the outcome of infection. Chemokines are important components in directing immune cell recruitment to the site of infection, and shaping the disease progression. Here, we demonstrate that Hippo (mammalian sterile 20-like 1 and 2 kinases, MST1/2, in mammals), is activated during mycobacterial infection in a toll-like receptor (TLR) 2-interleukin receptor-1 associated kinases (IRAK1/4)-dependent manner...
November 24, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881653/microrna-373-facilitated-the-replication-of-porcine-reproductive-and-respiratory-syndrome-virus-prrsv-by-its-negative-regulation-of-type-i-interferon-induction
#10
Jing Chen, Xibao Shi, Xiaozhuan Zhang, Aiping Wang, Li Wang, Yanyan Yang, Ruiguang Deng, Gai-Ping Zhang
: microRNAs (miRNAs) played an important role in the regulation of immune response. Previous studies have indicated that dysregulating the miRNAs may lead to the immunosuppression of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV). However, it's not clear about how PRRSV regulated the expression of host miRNA which may make the immune escape or promote the replication of the virus. The present work suggested that PRRSV up-regulated the expression of miR-373 through elevating the expression of specificity protein 1 (Sp1) in MARC-145 cells...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875997/identification-of-the-transcripts-associated-with-spontaneous-hcv-clearance-in-individuals-co-infected-with-hiv-and-hcv
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Yue Chen, Chengli Shen, Debjani Guha, Ming Ding, Scott Kulich, Aiymkul Ashimkhanova, Charles Rinaldo, Eric Seaberg, Joseph B Margolick, Valentina Stosor, Otoniel Martínez-Maza, Phalguni Gupta
BACKGROUND: Infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) influences the outcome and natural disease progression of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. While the majority of HCV mono-infected and HCV/HIV co-infected subjects develop chronic HCV infection, 20-46% of mono- and co-infected subjects spontaneously clear HCV infection. The mechanism underlying viral clearance is not clearly understood. Analysis of differential cellular gene expression (mRNA) between HIV-infected patients with persistent HCV infection or spontaneous clearance could provide a unique opportunity to decipher the mechanism of HCV clearance...
November 22, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866197/rs56288038-c-g-in-3-utr-of-irf-1-regulated-by-mir-502-5p-promotes-gastric-cancer-development
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Bo Wang, Huan Yang, Liqin Shen, Ji Wang, Wangyang Pu, Zhigang Chen, Xudong Shen, Jinxiang Fu, Zhixiang Zhuang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Interferon regulatory factor 1 (IRF-1) has been shown to function as a transcriptional activator or repressor of a variety of target genes. However, its upstream, non-coding RNA-related regulatory capacity remains unknown. In this study, we focus on the miRNA-associated single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the 3'untranslated region (UTR) of IRF-1 to further investigate the functional relationship and potential diagnostic value of the SNPs and miRNAs among Chinese gastric cancer (GC) patients...
2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847204/antiviral-activity-of-polysaccharide-extract-from-laminaria-japonica-against-respiratory-syncytial-virus
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Yin-Guang Cao, Yu Hao, Zhi-Hui Li, Shun-Tao Liu, Le-Xin Wang
: This study was designed to investigate the inhibition activity of polysaccharide extract from Laminaria japonica against RSV. The polysaccharide from Laminaria japonica was isolated by ethanol precipitation. HEK293 cells were infected with RVS, and the antiviral activity of polysaccharide extract against RSV in host cells was tested. By using ELISA and western blot assay, the expression level of IFN-α and IRF3 and their functional roles in polysaccharide-mediated antiviral activity against RSV were investigated...
November 12, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819673/lmp1-signaling-pathway-activates-irf4-in-latent-ebv-infection-and-a-positive-circuit-between-pi3k-and-src-is-required
#14
L Wang, J Ren, G Li, J P Moorman, Z Q Yao, S Ning
Interferon (IFN) regulatory factors (IRFs) have crucial roles in immune regulation and oncogenesis. We have recently shown that IRF4 is activated through c-Src-mediated tyrosine phosphorylation in virus-transformed cells. However, the intracellular signaling pathway triggering Src activation of IRF4 remains unknown. In this study, we provide evidence that Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) latent membrane protein 1 (LMP1) promotes IRF4 phosphorylation and markedly stimulates IRF4 transcriptional activity, and that Src mediates LMP1 activation of IRF4...
November 7, 2016: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818344/traf6-is-a-critical-factor-in-fish-immune-response-to-virus-infection
#15
Jingguang Wei, Shaoqing Zang, Meng Xu, Qiaojun Zheng, Xiuli Chen, Qiwei Qin
Tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated factor 6 (TRAF6) is one of the key adaptor molecule in Toll-like receptor signal transduction that triggers downstream cascades involved in innate immunity. In our previous study, the molecular characteristics of EtTRAF6 (TRAF6 from Epinephelus tauvina), the tissue distributions, expression patterns after challenging with bacterial and viral pathogens were investigated. Here we identified EtTRAF6 as an important regulator of virus-triggered signaling pathway. Overexpression of EtTRAF6-ORF and truncated forms of EtTRAF6, including EtTRAF6-C (delete the MATH domain), EtTRAF6-N (delete the RING domain) and EtTRAF6-MATH, inhibited IFN-β activity strongly in grouper spleen (GS) cells...
November 3, 2016: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795415/irf-1-and-type-i-interferon-cooperate-to-control-acute-gammaherpesvirus-infection
#16
Wadzanai P Mboko, Michaela M Rekow, Mitchell P Ledwith, Philip T Lange, Kaitlin E Schmitz, Sean Anderson, Vera L Tarakanova
: Gammaherpesviruses are ubiquitous pathogens that establish life-long infection in >95% of adults worldwide, and are associated with a variety of malignancies. Coevolution of gammaherpesviruses with their hosts has resulted in an intricate relationship between the virus and the host immune system, and perturbation of the virus-host balance results in pathology. Interferon regulatory factor 1 (IRF-1) is a tumor suppressor that is also involved in the regulation of innate and adaptive immune responses...
October 26, 2016: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795392/hiv-1-tat-recruits-hdm2-e3-ligase-to-target-irf-1-for-ubiquitination-and-proteasomal-degradation
#17
Anna Lisa Remoli, Giulia Marsili, Edvige Perrotti, Chiara Acchioni, Marco Sgarbanti, Alessandra Borsetti, John Hiscott, Angela Battistini
: In addition to its ability to regulate HIV-1 promoter activation, the viral transactivator Tat also functions as a determinant of pathogenesis and disease progression by directly and indirectly modulating the host anti-HIV response, largely through the capacity of Tat to interact with and modulate the activities of multiple host proteins. We previously demonstrated that Tat modulated both viral and host transcriptional machinery by interacting with the cellular transcription factor interferon regulatory factor 1 (IRF-1)...
October 18, 2016: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793425/impact-of-tofacitinib-treatment-on-human-b-cells-in%C3%A2-vitro-and-in%C3%A2-vivo
#18
Marta Rizzi, Raquel Lorenzetti, Kathleen Fischer, Julian Staniek, Iga Janowska, Arianna Troilo, Valentina Strohmeier, Miriam Erlacher, Mirjam Kunze, Bettina Bannert, Diego Kyburz, Reinhard E Voll, Nils Venhoff, Jens Thiel
B-cells are pivotal to the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis and tofacitinib, a JAK inhibitor, is effective and safe in its treatment. Tofacitinib interferes with signal transduction via cytokine receptors using the common γ-chain. Despite extensive data on T-lymphocytes, the impact of tofacitinib on B-lymphocytes is poorly understood. In this study we assessed the effect of tofacitinib on B-lymphocyte differentiation and function. Tofacitinib treatment strongly impaired in vitro plasmablast development, immunoglobulin secretion and induction of B-cell fate determining transcription factors, Blimp-1, Xbp-1, and IRF-4, in naïve B-cells...
October 26, 2016: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27791205/intracellular-sting-inactivation-sensitizes-breast-cancer-cells-to-genotoxic-agents
#19
Julie Gaston, Laura Cheradame, Vanessa Yvonnet, Olivier Deas, Marie-France Poupon, Jean-Gabriel Judde, Stefano Cairo, Vincent Goffin
Activation of the IFN/STAT1 pathway is closely associated with drug response and recurrence of breast cancer treated by chemotherapy. The aim of the current study was to elucidate the molecular mechanisms involved upstream and downstream of this pathway in order to identify distinct entities that might be manipulated to improve treatment efficacy. Four breast cancer cell lines (T-47D, MCF7, MDA-MB-231 and HBCx-19 established from the eponymous PDX) were treated in vitro with mafosfamide, a DNA damage inducer...
October 24, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783523/design-synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-of-novel-cyclic-adenosine-inosine-monophosphate-caimp-analogs-that-activate-stimulator-of-interferon-genes-sting
#20
Thierry Lioux, Marc-Antoine Mauny, Alain Lamoureux, Nicolas Bascoul, Mathieu Hays, Fabienne Vernejoul, Anne-Sophie Baudru, Cédric Boularan, Justine Lopes-Vicente, Gregory Qushair, Gérard Tiraby
We describe novel STING-activating cyclic dinucleotides whose constituent nucleosides are adenosine and inosine, and that vary by ribose substitution, internucleotide linkage position and phosphate modification. In mammalian cells in vitro, some of these cAIMP analogs induce greater STING-dependent IRF and NF-κB pathway signaling than do the reference agonists for murine (DMXAA) or human (2',3'-cGAMP) STING. In human blood ex vivo, they induce type I interferons (IFNs) and pro-inflammatory cytokines: for the former, 3',3'-cAIMP (9; EC50: 6...
October 26, 2016: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
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