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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235277/-targets-identification-and-mechanism-analysis-for-macrophage-activation-of-low-molecular-weight-saccharides-from-cistanche-deserticola-based-on-molecular-affinity-chromatography
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Li-Chao Wang, Dan Liu, Yong Jiang, Peng-Fei Tu, Ke-Wu Zeng
This study aims to investigate the targets and targets-involved mechanism for the macrophage activation of low molecular weight saccharides from Cistanche deserticola (LMSC). The phagocytic activity and NO release of RAW264.7 cells were detected, and results showed that LMSC exerts immune activation effect by significantly increasing the phagocytic activity and NO release. LMSC-conjugated epoxy-activated sepharose beads were prepared as affinity reagent to capture the target proteins. Twenty-four proteins such as Eef2 were identified by LC-MS/MS analysis...
October 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234000/peritoneal-tissue-resident-macrophages-are-metabolically-poised-to-engage-microbes-using-tissue-niche-fuels
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Luke C Davies, Christopher M Rice, Erika M Palmieri, Philip R Taylor, Douglas B Kuhns, Daniel W McVicar
The importance of metabolism in macrophage function has been reported, but the in vivo relevance of the in vitro observations is still unclear. Here we show that macrophage metabolites are defined in a specific tissue context, and these metabolites are crucially linked to tissue-resident macrophage functions. We find the peritoneum to be rich in glutamate, a glutaminolysis-fuel that is exploited by peritoneal-resident macrophages to maintain respiratory burst during phagocytosis via enhancing mitochondrial complex-II metabolism...
December 12, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233943/atg-dependent-phagocytosis-in-dendritic-cells-drives-myelin-specific-cd4-t-cell-pathogenicity-during-cns-inflammation
#3
Christian W Keller, Christina Sina, Monika B Kotur, Giulia Ramelli, Sarah Mundt, Isaak Quast, Laure-Anne Ligeon, Patrick Weber, Burkhard Becher, Christian Münz, Jan D Lünemann
Although reactivation and accumulation of autoreactive CD4+ T cells within the CNS are considered to play a key role in the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis (MS) and its animal model, experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), the mechanisms of how these cells recognize their target organ and induce sustained inflammation are incompletely understood. Here, we report that mice with conditional deletion of the essential autophagy protein ATG5 in classical dendritic cells (DCs), which are present at low frequencies in the nondiseased CNS, are completely resistant to EAE development following adoptive transfer of myelin-specific T cells and show substantially reduced in situ CD4+ T cell accumulation during the effector phase of the disease...
December 12, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233772/genetic-toxicological-assessment-and-anti-arthritic-effects-of-an-ethanolic-extract-obtained-from-salvia-lachnostachys-benth-leaves-in-mice
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Joyce Alencar Santos, Fernanda da Silva Graciani, Claudia Rodrigues Berno, Maicon Matos Leitão, Elide Pereira Dos Santos, Rodrigo Juliano Oliveira, Cândida Aparecida Leite Kassuya
In the present study, mice were subjected to prolonged treatment with ethanolic extract of Salvia lachnostachys Benth leaves (SLEE), and the inflammatory and arthritic parameters were evaluated using the Complete Freund's Adjuvant (CFA) model. The genotoxicity of SLEE were also assayed using genetic toxicological tests. For the CFA model, 30 male C57BL/6 mice were distributed randomly into four groups (control, 50 mg/kg of SLEE, 100 mg/kg of SLEE and dexamethasone) for the evaluation of hyperalgesia and paw edema for 21 days after injection of CFA into the paw...
December 9, 2017: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233104/tlr4-nox2-axis-regulates-the-phagocytosis-and-killing-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-by-macrophages
#5
Jingzhu Lv, Xiaoyan He, Hongtao Wang, Zhaohua Wang, Gabriel T Kelly, Xiaojing Wang, Yin Chen, Ting Wang, Zhongqing Qian
BACKGROUND: Macrophages stand at the forefront of both innate and adapted immunity through their capacities to recognize, engulf, and eliminate foreign particles, and to stimulate adapted immune cells. They are also involved in controlling pro- and anti-inflammatory pathways. Macrophage activity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tuberculosis) has been shown to involve Toll-like receptor (TLR) activation and ROS production. Previous studies have shown that lipopolysaccharide (LPS), through TLR4, could activate macrophages, improve their bactericidal ROS production, and facilitate anti-infective immune responses...
December 12, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230211/evaluation-of-aggregated-ag85b-antigen-for-its-biophysical-properties-immunogenicity-and-vaccination-potential-in-a-murine-model-of-tuberculosis-infection
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Faraz Ahmad, Swaleha Zubair, Pushpa Gupta, Umesh Datta Gupta, Rakesh Patel, Mohammad Owais
Protein aggregates have been reported to act as a reservoir that can release biologically active, native form of precursor protein. Keeping this fact into consideration, it is tempting to exploit protein aggregate-based antigen delivery system as a functional vaccine to expand desirable immunological response in the host. Herein, we explored the capacity of aggregated Ag85B of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) to act as a prophylactic vaccine system that releases the precursor antigen in slow and sustained manner...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229734/macrophage-polarization-alters-post-phagocytosis-survivability-of-the-commensal-streptococcus-gordonii
#7
Andrew J Croft, Sarah Metcalfe, Kiyonobu Honma, Jason G Kay
Oral streptococci are generally considered commensal organisms; however, they are becoming recognized as important associate pathogens during the development of periodontal disease as well as being associated with several systemic diseases, including as a causative agent of infective endocarditis. An important virulence determinant of these bacteria is an ability to evade destruction by phagocytic cells, yet how this subversion occurs is mostly unknown. Using Streptococcus gordonii as a model commensal oral streptococcus that is also associated with disease, we find resistance to reactive oxygen species (ROS) with an active ability to damage phagosomes allows the bacterium to avoid destruction within macrophages...
December 11, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229677/apoptotic-cancer-cells-suppress-5-lipoxygenase-in-tumor-associated-macrophages
#8
Julia Ringleb, Elisabeth Strack, Carlo Angioni, Gerd Geisslinger, Dieter Steinhilber, Andreas Weigert, Bernhard Brüne
The enzyme 5-lipoxygenase (5-LO) is key in the synthesis of leukotrienes, which are potent proinflammatory lipid mediators involved in chronic inflammatory diseases including cancer. 5-LO is expressed in immune cells but also found in cancer cells. Although the role of 5-LO in tumor cells is beginning to emerge, with the notion that tumor-promoting functions are attributed to its products, the function of 5-LO in the tumor microenvironment remains unclear. To understand the role of 5-LO and its products in the tumor microenvironment, we analyzed its expression and function in tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs)...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227212/screening-for-host-proteins-interacting-with-escherichia-coli-o157-h7-espf-using-bimolecular-fluorescence-complementation
#9
Ying Hua, Jingwei Ju, Xiangyu Wang, Bao Zhang, Wei Zhao, Qiwei Zhang, Yingzhu Feng, Wenbin Ma, Chengsong Wan
AIM: To screen host proteins that interact with enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157:H7 EspF. MATERIALS & METHODS: Flow cytometry and high-throughput sequencing were used to screen interacting proteins. Molecular function, biological processes and Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes pathways were studied using the DAVID online tool. Glutathione S-transferase pull down and dot blotting were used to verify the interactions. RESULTS: 293 host proteins were identified to associate with EspF...
December 11, 2017: Future Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226326/retreg1-fam134b-a-new-player-in-human-diseases-15-years-after-the-discovery-in-cancer
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REVIEW
Farhadul Islam, Vinod Gopalan, Alfred King-Yin Lam
FAM134B (family with sequence similarity 134, member B) / RETREG1 and its functional roles are relatively new in human diseases. This review aimed to summarize various functions of FAM134B since our first discovery of the gene in 2001. The protein encoded by FAM134B is a reticulophagy receptor that regulates turnover of the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) by selective phagocytosis. Absence or non-functional expression of FAM134B protein impairs ER-turnover and thereby is involved in the pathogenesis of some human diseases...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225106/tannic-acid-ta-a-molecular-tool-for-chelating-and-imaging-labile-iron
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Isara Phiwchai, Wiphawee Yuensook, Natsaree Sawaengsiriphon, Saowalak Krungchanuchat, Chalermchai Pilapong
This report presents the potential utilization of tannic acid (TA) as a natural iron chelator. TA is capable of binding with small ferric complexes without competitive binding with endogenous iron-containing molecules such as ferritin and transferrin. It was observed that the extracellular iron binding of TA resulted in the formation of self-assembled Fe3+-TA complexes, which were then taken up by HepG2 cells via phagocytosis pathway with autophagy-inducing properties. Obviously, TA was found to inhibit iron-induced HepG2 cell growth...
December 7, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223307/assessment-of-the-innate-immune-response-in-the-periparturient-cow
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REVIEW
Erminio Trevisi, Andrea Minuti
The transition period is the most critical phase in the life of high yielding dairy cows. Within a few weeks, cows are submitted to many challenges (physiological, nutritional, psychological, management) that require prompt and effective adaptive responses. The immune system is involved in this process, and many changes of the cow's immune system components have been observed around calving. Cows are considered to be immunosuppressed in late lactation, and available data suggest that the immune system is dysregulated around parturition...
December 5, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222823/dominant-role-of-microglial-and-macrophage-innate-immune-responses-in-human-ischemic-infarcts
#13
Tobias Zrzavy, Joana Machado-Santos, Sheren Christine, Christoph Baumgartner, Howard L Weiner, Oleg Butovsky, Hans Lassmann
Inflammatory mechanisms, involving granulocytes, T-cells, B-cells, macrophages and activated microglia, have been suggested to play a pathogenic role in experimental models of stroke and may be targets for therapeutic intervention. However, knowledge on the inflammatory response in human stroke lesions is limited. Here, we performed a quantitative study on the inflammatory reaction in human ischemic infarct lesions. We found increased numbers of T-lymphocytes, mainly CD8+ cells, but not of B-lymphocytes. Their number was very low in comparison to that seen in inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system and they did not show signs of activation...
December 8, 2017: Brain Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222013/purification-structural-features-and-immunostimulatory-activity-of-novel-polysaccharides-from-caulerpa-lentillifera
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Yujiao Sun, Guiping Gong, Yiming Guo, Zhongfu Wang, Shuang Song, Beiwei Zhu, Lili Zhao, Jinju Jiang
In this study, four purified fractions (CLGP1, CLGP2, CLGP3 and CLGP4) were prepared from green seaweed Caulerpa lentillifera. They were identified to be a novel kind of xylogalactomanans, differed in molecular weight, monosaccharide composition, and the content of uronic acids and sulfate groups, leading to various ζ-potential, ultrastructure and immunostimulatory activity. Especially, CLGP4 was quite different from the others, as it was found to be a homogeneous heteropolysaccharide composed of Xyl, Man and Gal in a percentage ratio of 1...
December 5, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222012/macrophage-immunomodulatory-activity-of-the-polysaccharide-isolated-from-collybia-radicata-mushroom
#15
Yufeng Wang, Youqiu Tian, Jiangjuan Shao, Xu Shu, Jinxia Jia, Xiaojie Ren, Yue Guan
Polysaccharides from Collybia radicata mushroom (CRP) possess many functions, such as antiviral, anti-aging and hypolipidemic activities. However, little is known about their immunomodulatory activity. To address this issue, we did a thorough research into their immune effects on murine macrophages. The results showed that the 14942Da polysaccharide not only obviously improved the proliferation and phagocytosis of macrophages, but also induced the secretion of nitric oxide (NO), inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) and cytokines, such as tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) and interleukin factors (IL-1β, IL-6 and IL-10)...
December 6, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221491/a-phase-iii-randomized-trial-of-gantenerumab-in-prodromal-alzheimer-s-disease
#16
Susanne Ostrowitzki, Robert A Lasser, Ernest Dorflinger, Philip Scheltens, Frederik Barkhof, Tania Nikolcheva, Elizabeth Ashford, Sylvie Retout, Carsten Hofmann, Paul Delmar, Gregory Klein, Mirjana Andjelkovic, Bruno Dubois, Mercè Boada, Kaj Blennow, Luca Santarelli, Paulo Fontoura
BACKGROUND: Gantenerumab is a fully human monoclonal antibody that binds aggregated amyloid-β (Aβ) and removes Aβ plaques by Fc receptor-mediated phagocytosis. In the SCarlet RoAD trial, we assessed the efficacy and safety of gantenerumab in prodromal Alzheimer's disease (AD). METHODS: In this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase III study, we investigated gantenerumab over 2 years. Patients were randomized to gantenerumab 105 mg or 225 mg or placebo every 4 weeks by subcutaneous injection...
December 8, 2017: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221143/impact-of-human-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-on-antifungal-host-response-against-aspergillus-fumigatus
#17
Stanislaw Schmidt, Lars Tramsen, Andreas Schneider, Ralf Schubert, Ada Balan, Özer Degistirici, Roland Meisel, Thomas Lehrnbecher
Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) are increasingly given as immunotherapy to hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) recipients with refractory graft-versus-host disease (GvHD). Whereas the immunosuppressive properties of MSCs seem to be beneficial in GvHD, there is, at the same time, major concern that MSCs increase the risk for infection. We therefore investigated the interplay of human MSCs with Aspergillus fumigatus and the impact of MSCs on different arms of the anti-Aspergillus host response in vitro...
November 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221118/lentinan-dose-dependence-between-immunoprophylaxis-and-promotion-of-the-murine-liver-cancer
#18
Ying Wang, Xue Han, Yan Dong Li, Yabing Wang, Shi Yang Zhao, Dong Jie Zhang, Yu Lu
Lentinan could exhibit significant biological activity favorable for human health and disease control such as the recovery of patients with liver cancer. In order to investigate the effect of lentinan dose dependence between immunoprophylaxis and promotion of cancer cell proliferation of the murine liver cancer, different concentrations of lentinan were prepared for the test in vitro (MTT assay) and in vivo (cumulative survival assay, spleen lymphocyte proliferation tests and peritoneal macrophage phagocytosis assays)...
November 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220536/cd36-deficiency-attenuates-immune-mediated-hepatitis-in-mice-by-modulating-the-proapoptotic-effects-of-cxcl10
#19
Che Xu, Chen Zhang, Jie Ji, Chao Wang, Jing Yang, Biao Geng, Ting Zhao, Hong Zhou, Xianmin Mu, Jinshun Pan, Shi Hu, Yuanfang Lv, Xingguo Chen, Hao Wen, Qiang You
The scavenger receptor, CD36, recognizes a diverse set of ligands, and has been implicated in a wide variety of normal and pathological processes, including lipid metabolism, angiogenesis, atherosclerosis, and phagocytosis. In particular, recent findings have demonstrated its crucial functions in sterile inflammation and tumor metastasis. However, the role of CD36 in immune-mediated hepatitis remains unclear. Concanavalin A (Con A)-induced liver injury is a well-established experimental T cell-mediated hepatitis...
December 8, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217623/prostaglandins-d2-and-e2-have-opposite-effects-on-alveolar-macrophage-infected-with-histoplasma-capsulatum
#20
Priscilla A T Pereira, Patrícia A Assis, Morgana K B Prado, Simone Gusamão Ramos, David M Aronoff, Francisco W G Paula-Silva, Carlos A Sorgi, Lúcia H Faccioli
PGE2 suppresses macrophage effector mechanisms; however, little is known about the function of PGD2 in infected alveolar macrophages (AMs). Using serum opsonized Histoplasma capsulatum (ops-H. capsulatum) in vitro, we demonstrated that AMs produced PGE2 and PGD2 in a time-dependent manner, with PGE2 levels exceeding those of PGD2 by 48 h post-infection. Comparison of the effects of both exogenous PGs on AMs revealed that PGD2 increased phagocytosis and killing through the DP2 receptor, whereas PGE2 had opposite effects, through EP2/EP4-dependent mechanisms...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
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