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Gulgun Cetintas Afsar, Ozlem Oruc, Sema Sarac, Özgür Bilgin Topçuoğlu, Cuneyt Salturk, Fatma Merve Tepetam, Ismet Bulut
BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most common sleep disorder affecting 2-4 % of the adult population. In addition to several potential mechanisms, inflammation is one of the suggested etiological factors in OSA. Fractalkine/CX3CL1 which is detected in activated or stressed endothelium, smooth muscle cells, skeletal muscle cells, macrophages, neurons, and hepatocytes is an inflammatory marker and attracts attention of sleep specialists in OSA pathogenesis. In this study, we had two goals...
October 17, 2016: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
Paulina Płoszaj, Andrzej Regiec, Stanisław Ryng, Agnieszka Piwowar, Marian L Kruzel
The 5-amino-3-methyl-4-isoxazolecarboxylic acid hydrazide (HIX) is a synthetic isoxazole derivative with a potential for development as an anti-inflammatory drug candidate. The goal of this study was to explore in vitro autoimmune and inflammatory gene modulation by HIX in human Caco-2 cultured cells. The effect of low dose of HIX was tested on the expression level of RNA in 24h Caco-2 cultures using the QIAGEN Th17 for Autoimmunity & Inflammation RT(2) Profiler PCR Array. We choose the PCR technology as the most reliable and sensitive gene expression profiling method for analyzing specific gene regulatory networks...
October 17, 2016: Immunopharmacology and Immunotoxicology
Yianzhu Liu, Wenhao Chen, Chenglin Wu, Laurie J Minze, Jacek Z Kubiak, Xian C Li, Malgorzata Kloc, Rafik M Ghobrial
BACKGROUND: The cellular and molecular mechanisms of chronic rejection of transplanted organs remain obscure; however, macrophages are known to play a critical role in the injury and repair of allografts. Among multiple factors influencing macrophage infiltration to allografts, the fractalkine chemokine (C-X3-C motif) ligand 1(CX3CL1)/chemokine (C-X3-C motif) receptor 1 (CX3CR1) signaling pathway and actin cytoskeleton, which is regulated by a small guanosine-5׳-triphosphatase Ras homolog gene family member A (RhoA), are of the utmost importance...
August 20, 2016: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
Yoojin Seo, Hyung-Sik Kim, Insung Kang, Soon Won Choi, Tae-Hoon Shin, Ji-Hee Shin, Byung-Chul Lee, Jin Young Lee, Jae-Jun Kim, Myung Geun Kook, Kyung-Sun Kang
Microglia can aggravate olfactory dysfunction by mediating neuronal death in the olfactory bulb (OB) of a murine model of Niemann-Pick disease type C1 (NPC1), a fatal neurodegenerative disorder accompanied by lipid trafficking defects. In this study, we focused on the crosstalk between neurons and microglia to elucidate the mechanisms underlying extensive microgliosis in the NPC1-affected brain. Microglia in the OB of NPC1 mice strongly expressed CX3C chemokine receptor 1 (Cx3cr1), a specific receptor for the neural chemokine C-X3-C motif ligand 1 (Cx3cl1)...
September 30, 2016: Glia
Shengkang Zhang, Hanfeng Tang, Cai Gong, Jiang Liu, Jindong Chen
The chemokine (C-X3-C motif) ligand 1 (CX3CL1), also named fractalkine (FKN), has been implicated in psychiatric disorders and functions as a novel adipocytokine. However, no attention has been paid to the role of FKN in anorexia nervosa (AN). The current study was performed to explore FKN levels in AN to determine its role in the involvement of AN. A total of 96 girls aged 11-18 years with AN (n=34), healthy controls (HC; n=32) and simple obesity (OB, n=30) were enrolled in the cross-sectional study. Blood samples were collected during the fasting state...
September 22, 2016: Journal of Investigative Medicine: the Official Publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research
P B Tran, R E Miller, S Ishihara, R J Miller, A M Malfait
OBJECTIVE: Microgliosis, the activation of microglial cells, is thought to contribute to synaptic transmission in the dorsal horn and thereby promote chronic pain. The primary aim of this study was to document the temporal profile of dorsal horn microgliosis after destabilization of the medial meniscus (DMM) in wild type (WT) and Adamts5 null mice. Since neuronal fractalkine (CX3CL1) contributes to microgliosis, we assessed its release from dorsal root ganglia (DRG) cultures after DMM...
September 16, 2016: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
Sabine Sellner, Ricardo Paricio-Montesinos, Alena Spieß, Annette Masuch, Daniel Erny, Laura A Harsan, Dominik V Elverfeldt, Marius Schwabenland, Knut Biber, Ori Staszewski, Sergio Lira, Steffen Jung, Marco Prinz, Thomas Blank
Homo and heterozygote cx3cr1 mutant mice, which harbor a green fluorescent protein (EGFP) in their cx3cr1 loci, represent a widely used animal model to study microglia and peripheral myeloid cells. Here we report that microglia in the dentate gyrus (DG) of cx3cr1 (-/-) mice displayed elevated microglial sirtuin 1 (SIRT1) expression levels and nuclear factor kappa-light-chain-enhancer of activated B cells (NF-kB) p65 activation, despite unaltered morphology when compared to cx3cr1 (+/-) or cx3cr1 (+/+) controls...
2016: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
Yiming Shao, Junbing He, Feng Chen, Yujie Cai, Jianghao Zhao, Yao Lin, Zihan Yin, Hua Tao, Xin Shao, Pengru Huang, Mingkang Yin, Wenying Zhang, Zhou Liu, Lili Cui
BACKGROUND: A disintegrin and metalloproteinase 17 (ADAM17) has been confirmed to play a significant role in the pathogenesis of sepsis. However, little is known about the clinical relevance of ADAM17 polymorphisms to sepsis onset and development. METHODS: This study analyzed the associations of five ADAM17 promoter polymorphisms (rs55790676, rs12692386, rs11684747, rs1524668 and rs11689958) with sepsis (370 sepsis cases and 400 controls). Genotyping was performed using pyrosequencing and polymerase chain reaction-length polymorphism method...
2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
Tsuyoshi Matsuura, Shizuko Ichinose, Masako Akiyama, Yuki Kasahara, Noriko Tachikawa, Ken-Ichi Nakahama
The trigger for bone remodeling is bone resorption by osteoclasts. Osteoclast differentiation only occurs on the old bone, which needs to be repaired under physiological conditions. However, uncontrolled bone resorption is often observed in pro-inflammatory bone diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis. Mature osteoclasts are multinuclear cells that differentiate from monocyte/macrophage lineage cells by cell fusion. Although Osteoclast precursors should migrate across osteoblast layer to reach bone matrix before maturation, the underlying mechanisms have not yet been elucidated in detail...
August 31, 2016: Journal of Cellular Physiology
Jeffrey J Wallin, Johanna C Bendell, Roel Funke, Mario Sznol, Konstanty Korski, Suzanne Jones, Genevive Hernandez, James Mier, Xian He, F Stephen Hodi, Mitchell Denker, Vincent Leveque, Marta Cañamero, Galina Babitski, Hartmut Koeppen, James Ziai, Neeraj Sharma, Fabien Gaire, Daniel S Chen, Daniel Waterkamp, Priti S Hegde, David F McDermott
Anti-tumour immune activation by checkpoint inhibitors leads to durable responses in a variety of cancers, but combination approaches are required to extend this benefit beyond a subset of patients. In preclinical models tumour-derived VEGF limits immune cell activity while anti-VEGF augments intra-tumoral T-cell infiltration, potentially through vascular normalization and endothelial cell activation. This study investigates how VEGF blockade with bevacizumab could potentiate PD-L1 checkpoint inhibition with atezolizumab in mRCC...
August 30, 2016: Nature Communications
Bruna Araujo David, Rafael Machado Rezende, Maísa Mota Antunes, Mônica Morais Santos, Maria Alice Freitas Lopes, Ariane Barros Diniz, Rafaela Vaz Sousa Pereira, Sarah Cozzer Marchesi, Débora Moreira Alvarenga, Brenda Naemi Nakagaki, Alan Moreira Araújo, Daniela Silva Dos Reis, Renata Monti Rocha, Pedro Elias Marques, Woo-Yong Lee, Justin Deniset, Pei Xiong Liew, Stephen Rubino, Laura Cox, Vanessa Pinho, Thiago Mattar Cunha, Gabriel Rocha Fernandes, André Gustavo Oliveira, Mauro Martins Teixeira, Paul Kubes, Gustavo Batista Menezes
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Resident macrophages are derived from yolk sac precursors and seed the liver during embryogenesis. Native cells may be replaced by bone marrow precursors during extensive injuries, irradiation and infections. We investigated the liver populations of myeloid immune cells and their location as well as the dynamics of phagocyte repopulation after full depletion. The effects on liver function due to the substitution of original phagocytes by bone marrow-derived surrogates were also examined...
August 25, 2016: Gastroenterology
Sinead A O'Sullivan, Fabrizio Gasparini, Anis K Mir, Kumlesh K Dev
BACKGROUND: The fractalkine (CX3CR1) ligand is expressed in astrocytes and reported to be neuroprotective. When cleaved from the membrane, soluble fractalkine (sCX3CL1) activates the receptor CX3CR1. Although somewhat controversial, CX3CR1 is reported to be expressed in neurons and microglia. The membrane-bound form of CX3CL1 additionally acts as an adhesion molecule for microglia and infiltrating white blood cells. Much research has been done on the role of fractalkine in neuronal cells; however, little is known about the regulation of the CX3CL1 ligand in astrocytes...
2016: Journal of Neuroinflammation
Ju-Fang Liu, Ya-Ting Tsao, Chun-Han Hou
Osteosarcoma is the most common primary bone tumor in children and teens. The exact molecular mechanism underlying osteosarcoma progression still remains unclear. The CX3CL1/fractalkine has been implicated in various tumors but not in osteosarcoma. This study is the first to show that fractalkine promotes osteosarcoma metastasis by promoting cell migration. Fractalkine expression was higher in osteosarcoma cell lines than in normal osteoblasts. Fractalkine induced cell migration by upregulating intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) expression via CX3CR1/PI3K/Akt/NF-κB pathway in human osteosarcoma cells...
August 12, 2016: Oncotarget
A K Yadav, V Kumar, V Jha
The chemokine fractalkine (CX3CL1) and its receptor CX3CR1 are involved in the activation of leukocytes. Two common single-nucleotide polymorphisms of the CX3CR1 gene, V249I and T280M, have been associated with reduced fractalkine signaling, leading to decreased adhesive function and leukocyte chemotaxis. We hypothesized that variation in the CX3CR1 gene could be associated with chronic kidney disease (CKD), a disease of inflammatory activation. We studied the association between CX3CR1 V249I and T280M polymorphisms, and fractalkine and highly sensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) levels in 123 patients with CKD and 100 healthy controls (HCs)...
July 2016: Indian Journal of Nephrology
Maisarah Mohamad, Norhazlina Abdul Wahab, Rosna Yunus, Nor Azian Abdul Murad, Zulkifli Md Zainuddin, Murali Sundaram, Norfilza Mohd Mokhtar
BACKGROUND: There is an increasing concern in the role of microRNA (miRNA) in the pathogenesis of bone metastasis (BM) secondary to prostate cancer (CaP). In this exploratory study, we hypothesized that the expression of vinculin (VCL) and chemokine X3C ligand 1 (CX3CL1) might be downregulated in clinical samples, most likely due to the posttranscriptional modification by microRNAs. Targeted genes would be upregulated upon transfection of the bone metastatic prostate cancer cell line, PC3, with specific microRNA inhibitors...
2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
Paul J Davis, Gennadi V Glinsky, Hung-Yun Lin, Shaker A Mousa
The extracellular domain of plasma membrane integrin αvβ3 contains a receptor for thyroid hormone (L-thyroxine, T4; 3,5,3'-triiodo-L-thyronine, T3); this receptor also binds tetraiodothyroacetic acid (tetrac), a derivative of T4. Tetrac inhibits the binding of T4 and T3 to the integrin. Fractalkine (CX3CL1) is a chemokine relevant to inflammatory processes in the CNS that are microglia-dependent but also important to normal brain development. Expression of the CX3CL1 gene is downregulated by tetrac, suggesting that T4 and T3 may stimulate fractalkine expression...
2016: Journal of Immunology Research
Toshihiro Nanki, Toshio Imai, Shinichi Kawai
Fractalkine is a CX3C chemokine that exists in both membrane-bound and soluble forms. Interaction between fractalkine and its unique receptor (CX3CR1) induces cell adhesion, chemotaxis, crawling, "accessory cell" activity, and survival. The serum level of fractalkine is elevated in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and is correlated with disease activity. Peripheral blood CD16(+  )monocytes and a subset of T cells express CX3CR1, while fractalkine is expressed on fibroblast-like synoviocytes and endothelial cells in the synovial tissue of patients with RA...
August 2, 2016: Modern Rheumatology
Yi-Ding Chen, Ci-You Huang, Hai-Ying Liu, Wei-Feng Yao, Wei-Guo Wu, Yu-Lian Lu, Wen Wang
BACKGROUND: The chemokine (C-X3-C motif) ligand 1 (CX3CL1), also called fractalkine (FKN), has recently been reported to be involved in osteoclastogenic process and pathological bone destruction. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the link between serum CX3CL1/FKN levels with disease progression of postmenopausal osteoporotic patients. METHODS: A total of 53 women with postmenopausal osteoporosis (PMOP group), 51 postmenopausal non-osteoporotic female patients (PMNOP group) and 50 premenopausal non-osteoporotic healthy women of childbearing age (control group) were enrolled in the study...
July 2016: British Journal of Biomedical Science
P Zhang, S S He, Q X Tong
In recent years, an increasing number of studies have found that the interaction between CX3CL1 and its receptor plays an important role in a series of inflammatory, infectious, and neurological processes and in various cancers. Therefore, its therapeutic targeting represents a promising treatment strategy for diseases. This review summarizes the structure, biological function, and mechanism of signal transduction of CX3CL1 and its receptor, and introduces the research progress in CX3CL1 and its receptor in hepatitis, hepatic fibrosis, cirrhosis, and hepatoma...
April 2016: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
Peiqing Chen, Wenjuan Zhao, Yanjie Guo, Juan Xu, Ming Yin
CX3C chemokine ligand 1 (CX3CL1) is an intriguing chemokine belonging to the CX3C family. CX3CL1 is secreted by neurons and plays an important role in modulating glial activation in the central nervous system after binding to its sole receptor CX3CR1 which mainly is expressed on microglia. Emerging data highlights the beneficial potential of CX3CL1-CX3CR1 in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD), a common progressive neurodegenerative disease, and in the progression of which neuroinflammation plays a vital role...
2016: BioMed Research International
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