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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830075/streptococcal-heme-binding-protein-shp-promotes-virulence-and-contributes-to-the-pathogenesis-of-group-a-streptococcus-infection
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Xiaolan Zhang, Chunmei Lu, Fengmin Zhang, Yingli Song, Minghui Cai, Hui Zhu
Streptococcal heme binding protein (Shp) is involved in the process of heme acquisition in group A Streptococcus (GAS). However, no research thus far has examined the contribution of Shp to the virulence of GAS. To this end, we generated an isogenic strain lacking the shp gene (Δshp) and its complemented strain (Δshp-c) using the parent strain MGAS5005 (WT). Deletion of shp increased survival rates and neutrophil recruitment and reduced skin lesion sizes and GAS loads in the blood and the liver, lung, kidney and spleen in subcutaneous infections of mice...
September 29, 2017: Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819319/gamma-glutamyl-transpeptidase-to-platelet-ratio-is-not-superior-to-apri-fib-4-and-rpr-for-diagnosing-liver-fibrosis-in-chb-patients-in-china
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Rui Huang, Guiyang Wang, Chen Tian, Yong Liu, Bei Jia, Jian Wang, Yue Yang, Yang Li, Zhenhua Sun, Xiaomin Yan, Juan Xia, Yali Xiong, Peixin Song, Zhaoping Zhang, Weimao Ding, Chao Wu
The gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase to platelet ratio (GPR) is a novel index to estimate liver fibrosis in chronic hepatitis B (CHB). Few studies compared diagnostic accuracy of GPR with other non-invasive fibrosis tests based on blood parameters. We analyzed diagnostic values of GPR for detecting liver fibrosis and compared diagnostic performances of GPR with APRI (aspartate aminotransferase-to-platelet ratio index), FIB-4 (fibrosis index based on the four factors), NLR (neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio), AAR (aspartate aminotransferase/alanine aminotransferase ratio) and RPR (red cell distribution width-to-platelet ratio) in HBeAg positive CHB and HBeAg negative CHB...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818508/the-role-of-the-il-8-signaling-pathway-in-the-infiltration-of-granulocytes-into-the-livers-of-patients-with-alcoholic-hepatitis
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S W French, A S Mendoza, N Afifiyan, B Tillman, E Vitocruz, B A French
BACKGROUND AND AIM: IL-8 (C-X-L motif chemokine ligase 8) and CXCR2 (C-X-C-motif chemokine receptor 2) are up regulated in alcoholic hepatitis (AH) liver biopsies. One of the consequences is the attraction and chemotactic neutrophilic infiltrate seen at the AH stage of alcoholic liver disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Human formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) liver biopsies from patients who have AH were studied by (2.1) RNA sequencing, (2.2) PCR and (2.3) semi quantitation of specific proteins in biopsy sections using immunohistochemical measurements of antibody fluorescent intensity with morphometric technology...
August 14, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816981/changes-of-platelet-times-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-predict-bclc-stage-a-hepatocellular-carcinoma-survival
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Chen Jin, Chuan Li, Wei Peng, Tian-Fu Wen, Lv-Nan Yan, Bo Li, Wen-Tao Wang, Jia-Yin Yang, Ming-Qing Xu
Platelet, neutrophil, and lymphocyte ratio (PNLR) has its own unique role in influencing postoperative recurrence for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Surgical stress can change systemic inflammatory response of patients. Thus the aim of this study was to identify the prognostic value of changes of platelet times neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio in hepatitis B related HCC within Barcelona clinical liver cancer (BCLC) stage A.Data of patients with HCC within BCLC stage A were reviewed. Pre-, intra- and postoperative variables were retrospectively and statistically analyzed...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813697/green-inclusions-in-neutrophils-and-monocytes-are-an-indicator-of-acute-liver-injury-and-high-mortality
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Nisha Patel, Corey M Hoffman, Bruce I Goldman, Karen Bentley, W Richard Burack, Andrew G Evans
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August 17, 2017: Acta Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813662/a-liver-capsular-network-of-monocyte-derived-macrophages-restricts-hepatic-dissemination-of-intraperitoneal-bacteria-by-neutrophil-recruitment
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Frederic Sierro, Maximilien Evrard, Simone Rizzetto, Michelle Melino, Andrew J Mitchell, Manuela Florido, Lynette Beattie, Shaun B Walters, Szun Szun Tay, Bo Lu, Lauren E Holz, Ben Roediger, Yik Chun Wong, Alessandra Warren, William Ritchie, Claire McGuffog, Wolfgang Weninger, David G Le Couteur, Florent Ginhoux, Warwick J Britton, William R Heath, Bernadette M Saunders, Geoffrey W McCaughan, Fabio Luciani, Kelli P A MacDonald, Lai Guan Ng, David G Bowen, Patrick Bertolino
The liver is positioned at the interface between two routes traversed by pathogens in disseminating infection. Whereas blood-borne pathogens are efficiently cleared in hepatic sinusoids by Kupffer cells (KCs), it is unknown how the liver prevents dissemination of peritoneal pathogens accessing its outer membrane. We report here that the hepatic capsule harbors a contiguous cellular network of liver-resident macrophages phenotypically distinct from KCs. These liver capsular macrophages (LCMs) were replenished in the steady state from blood monocytes, unlike KCs that are embryonically derived and self-renewing...
August 15, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813470/comparison-of-macrophage-migration-inhibitory-factor-and-neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-2-to-predict-acute-kidney-injury-after-liver-transplantation-an-observational-pilot-study
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Joanna Baron-Stefaniak, Judith Schiefer, Edmund J Miller, Gabriela A Berlakovich, David M Baron, Peter Faybik
INTRODUCTION: Several biomarkers have been suggested as early predictors of acute kidney injury (AKI) after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin-2 (NGAL) appears to be a promising predictor of AKI after OLT, but the clinical benefit remains to be proven. Recently, systemic macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) has been proposed as early indicator for requirement of renal replacement therapy after OLT. The aim of this prospective, observational pilot study was to compare the predictive values of serum and urinary MIF for severe AKI after OLT to those of serum and urinary NGAL...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810614/evolution-of-correlation-between-helicobacter-pylori-infection-and-autoimmune-liver-disease
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Xin-Guo Peng, Yu-Yuan Li, Hui-Ting Chen, Yan Zhou, Jian-Guo Ma, Hong-Min Yin
The present study was planned to evaluate correlation between Helicobacter pylori (HP) infection and autoimmune liver disease (AILD). A total of 60 patients diagnosed with AILD in Affiliated Hospital of Binzhou Medical College were continuously enrolled in the present study. HP infection was detected by 13C-urea breath test. The levels of anti-myeloperoxidase were tested by ELISA. The positive rate of anti-nuclear antibody (ANA), anti-mitochondrial antibody (AMA), anti-smooth muscle antibody (SMA) and anti-neutrophil cytoplasm antibody (ANCA) were tested by indirect immunofluorescence...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809726/clinical-and-laboratory-associations-with-persistent-hyperferritinemia-in-373-black-hemochromatosis-and-iron-overload-screening-study-participants
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James C Barton, J Clayborn Barton, Paul C Adams
BACKGROUND: 373 black participants had elevated screening and post-screening serum ferritin (SF) (> 300 μg/L men; > 200 μg/L women). MATERIAL AND METHODS: We retrospectively studied SF and post-screening age; sex; body mass index; transferrin saturation (TS); ALT; AST; GGT; elevated C-reactive protein; ß-thalassemia; neutrophils; lymphocytes; monocytes; platelets; metacarpophalangeal joint hypertrophy; hepatomegaly; splenomegaly; diabetes; HFE H63D positivity; iron/alcohol intakes; and blood/erythrocyte transfusion units...
August 8, 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800730/genotypes-of-hepatitis-a-virus-in-turkey-first-report-and-clinical-profile-of-children-infected-with-sub-genotypes-ia-and-iiia
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Huseyin Yilmaz, Asiye Karakullukcu, Nuri Turan, Utku Y Cizmecigil, Aysun Yilmaz, Ayse A Ozkul, Ozge Aydin, Alper Gunduz, Mahmut Mete, Fadile Y Zeyrek, Taner T Kirazoglu, Juergen A Richt, Bekir Kocazeybek
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis A virus (HAV) is a food and water-borne virus causing clinical (mainly hepatitis) and subclinical disease in humans. It is important to characterize circulating strains of HAV in order to prevent HAV infections using efficacious vaccines. The aim of this study was the detection and characterization of the circulating strains of HAV in Turkey by performing serology, RT-PCR, sequencing and phylogenetic analysis. METHODS: In this study, 355 HAV suspected cases were analysed by ELISA for the presence of antibodies to HAV...
August 11, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796788/different-behavior-of-myeloperoxidase-in-two-rodent-amoebic-liver-abscess-models
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Andrea Cruz-Baquero, Luz María Cárdenas Jaramillo, Manuel Gutiérrez-Meza, Rosa Adriana Jarillo-Luna, Rafael Campos-Rodríguez, Víctor Rivera-Aguilar, Angel Miliar-García, Judith Pacheco-Yepez
The protozoan Entamoeba histolytica is the etiological agent of amoebiasis, which can spread to the liver and form amoebic liver abscesses. Histological studies conducted with resistant and susceptible models of amoebic liver abscesses (ALAs) have established that neutrophils are the first cells to contact invasive amoebae at the lesion site. Myeloperoxidase is the most abundant enzyme secreted by neutrophils. It uses hydrogen peroxide secreted by the same cells to oxidize chloride ions and produce hypochlorous acid, which is the most efficient microbicidal system of neutrophils...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796316/effects-of-tocilizumab-on-neutrophil-function-and-kinetics
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Laurence S C Lok, Neda Farahi, Jatinder K Juss, Chrystalla Loutsios, Chandra K Solanki, A Michael Peters, Francis Donaldson, Benjamin Porter-Brown, Edwin R Chilvers
BACKGROUND: Decreases in circulating neutrophils (polymorphonuclear leukocytes, PMNs) have been reported in patients treated with the anti-interleukin-6 receptor (IL-6R) antibody tocilizumab (TCZ); the mechanism for this is unclear. We hypothesize that TCZ reduces circulating neutrophils by affecting margination and / or bone marrow trafficking without affecting neutrophil function or apoptosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 18 healthy subjects were randomized to single intravenous dose of TCZ 8 mg/kg (n = 12) or placebo (n = 6) on day 0...
August 10, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794643/preoperative-lymphocyte-to-monocyte-ratio-represents-a-superior-predictor-compared-with-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-and-platelet-to-lymphocyte-ratios-for-colorectal-liver-only-metastases-survival
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Jianhong Peng, Hui Li, Qingjian Ou, Junzhong Lin, Xiaojun Wu, Zhenhai Lu, Yunfei Yuan, Desen Wan, Yujing Fang, Zhizhong Pan
Systemic inflammation was recognized as an essential factor contributing to the development of malignancies. This study aimed to investigate the prognostic value of pre-operative lymphocyte-to-monocyte ratio (LMR), neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) in patients with colorectal liver-only metastases (CLOM) undergoing hepatectomy. We retrospectively enrolled 150 consecutive patients with CLOM between 2000 and 2012. The optimal cutoff values of continuous LMR, NLR, and PLR were determined using the receiver operating characteristic curve analysis...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789683/voluntary-running-exercise-protects-against-sepsis-induced-early-inflammatory-and-pro-coagulant-responses-in-aged-mice
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Karel Tyml, Scott Swarbreck, Cynthia Pape, Dan Secor, James Koropatnick, Qingping Feng, Ruud A W Veldhuizen, Sean E Gill
BACKGROUND: Despite many animal studies and clinical trials, mortality in sepsis remains high. This may be due to the fact that most experimental studies of sepsis employ young animals, whereas the majority of septic patients are elderly (60 - 70 years). The objective of the present study was to examine the sepsis-induced inflammatory and pro-coagulant responses in aged mice. Since running exercise protects against a variety of diseases, we also examined the effect of voluntary running on septic responses in aged mice...
August 8, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780730/the-sesquiterpene-lactone-budlein-a-inhibits-antigen-induced-arthritis-in-mice-role-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-cytokines
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Ana C Zarpelon, Victor Fattori, Fabricio O Souto, Larissa G Pinto, Felipe A Pinho-Ribeiro, Kenji W Ruiz-Miyazawa, Walter M Turato, Thiago M Cunha, Fernando B da Costa, Fernando Q Cunha, Rubia Casagrande, Nilton S Arakawa, Waldiceu A Verri
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disease characterized by debilitating pain, cartilage destruction, and loss of joint function. Management of RA includes drugs that target NF-κB and downstream cytokine production. Therefore, molecules that act by inhibiting this signaling pathway without the severe side effects of, for instance, corticoids would be suitable therapeutic strategies. Budlein A is a sesquiterpene lactone with antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory properties related to the inhibition of pro-inflammatory cytokines and neutrophil recruitment...
August 5, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769107/innate-immune-basis-for-rift-valley-fever-susceptibility-in-mouse-models
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Rashida Lathan, Dominique Simon-Chazottes, Grégory Jouvion, Ophélie Godon, Marie Malissen, Marie Flamand, Pierre Bruhns, Jean-Jacques Panthier
Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV) leads to varied clinical manifestations in animals and in humans that range from moderate fever to fatal illness, suggesting that host immune responses are important determinants of the disease severity. We investigated the immune basis for the extreme susceptibility of MBT/Pas mice that die with mild to acute hepatitis by day 3 post-infection compared to more resistant BALB/cByJ mice that survive up to a week longer. Lower levels of neutrophils observed in the bone marrow and blood of infected MBT/Pas mice are unlikely to be causative of increased RVFV susceptibility as constitutive neutropenia in specific mutant mice did not change survival outcome...
August 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763845/-sivelestat-alleviates-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis-in-mice-through-inhibiting-activation-of-kupffer-cells
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S F Zang, X J Ma, L Wang, G L Zhu, W J Yang, Y L Liu, J Yan, Y Luo, Z J Zhuang, J Y Chen, Y H Xun, J P Shi
Objective: To investigate the role of neutrophil elastase inhibitor, sivelestat, in preventing and treating nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and its underling mechanisms. Methods: A total of forty 4-week-old male C57BL/6J ApoE-/-mice were equally divided into the following four groups: standard chow (SC)+isotonic saline; SC+sivelestat; high-fat, high-cholesterol (HFHC) diet+isotonic saline; and HFHC+sivelestat. These mice were treated with above methods for 12 weeks. Blood and liver tissue samples were collected to measure biochemical parameters, hepatic steatosis and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) activity score (inflammation) were evaluated by oil red O staining and HE staining, respectively...
May 20, 2017: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760932/tpl2-promotes-innate-cell-recruitment-and-effector-t-cell-differentiation-to-limit-citrobacter-rodentium-burden-and-dissemination
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Nicole V Acuff, Xin Li, Krishna Latha, Tamas Nagy, Wendy T Watford
Tumor progression locus 2 (Tpl2) is a serine-threonine kinase that regulates Th1 differentiation, secretion of the inflammatory cytokine IFNγ, and host defense against the intracellular pathogens Toxoplasma gondii, Listeria monocytogenes, and Mycobacterium tuberculosis However, there is relatively little known about the contribution of Tpl2 to Th17 differentiation and immune cell function during infection with an extracellular pathogen. The goal of this study was to determine whether Tpl2 influences the immune response generated to the extracellular bacterium Citrobacter rodentium, which induces a mixed Th1/Th17 response...
July 31, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759808/platelet-to-lymphocyte-ratio-plr-and-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-nlr-are-associated-with-chronic-hepatitis-b-virus-hbv-infection
#19
Zhidan Zhao, Jianhua Liu, Jiaxin Wang, Tinyan Xie, Qiuhuan Zhang, Sisi Feng, Hui Deng, Baiyun Zhong
OBJECTIVE: This retrospective study aimed to investigate the associations between the platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) and neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and disease severity in patients with chronic HBV infection-related liver disease (CHB). METHODS: Patients with CHB were retrospectively identified. Clinical data for 172 HBV-infected patients and 40 healthy controls were collected from the electronic patient medical record system database of our hospital...
July 28, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757259/endotoxemia-induces-lung-brain-coupling-and-multi-organ-injury-following-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion
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Nguyen Mai, Landa Prifti, Aric Rininger, Hannah Bazarian, Marc W Halterman
Post-ischemic neurodegeneration remains the principal cause of mortality following cardiac resuscitation. Recent studies have implicated gastrointestinal ischemia in the sepsis-like response associated with the post-cardiac arrest syndrome (PCAS). However, the extent to which the resulting low-grade endotoxemia present in up to 86% of resuscitated patients affects cerebral ischemia-reperfusion injury has not been investigated. Here we report that a single injection of low-dose lipopolysaccharide (50μg/kg, IP) delivered after global cerebral ischemia (GCI) induces blood-brain barrier permeability, microglial activation, cortical injury, and functional decline in vivo, compared to ischemia alone...
July 28, 2017: Experimental Neurology
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