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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235502/stress-induced-release-of-the-s100a8-a9-alarmin-is-elevated-in-coronary-artery-disease-patients-with-impaired-cortisol-response
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L Jonasson, H Grauen Larsen, A K Lundberg, B Gullstrand, A A Bengtsson, A Schiopu
Psychological stress is thought to be an important trigger of cardiovascular events, yet the involved pathways and mediators are largely unknown. Elevated systemic levels of the pro-inflammatory alarmin S100A8/A9 correlate with poor prognosis in coronary artery disease (CAD) patients. Here, we investigated the links between S100A8/A9 release and parameters of anti-inflammatory glucocorticoid secretion in two different cohorts subjected to a psychological stress test. In the first cohort of 60 CAD patients, psychological stress induced a rapid increase of circulating S100A8/A9...
December 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215065/toll-like-receptor-activation-induces-degeneration-of-human-intervertebral-discs
#2
Emerson Krock, Derek H Rosenzweig, J Brooke Currie, Daniel G Bisson, Jean A Ouellet, Lisbet Haglund
Toll-like receptors (TLR) are activated by endogenous alarmins such as fragmented extracellular matrix compounds found in the degenerating disc. TLRs regulate cytokine, neurotrophin, and protease expression in human disc cells in vitro, and thus control key factors in disc degeneration. However, whether TLR activation leads to degenerative changes in intact human discs is unclear. Nucleus pulposus (NP) cells isolated from non-degenerating discs increase IL-1β and nerve growth factor gene expression following treatment with Pam2CSK4 (TLR2/6 agonist) but not Pam3CSK4 (TLR1/2 agonist)...
December 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193703/inflammation-and-thrombosis-roles-of-neutrophils-platelets-and-endothelial-cells-and-their-interactions-in-thrombus-formation-during-sepsis
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REVIEW
Toshiaki Iba, Jerrold H Levy
The inflammatory response and the activation of coagulation are two important responses in a host's defense against infection. These mechanisms do not work independently but cooperate in a complex and synchronous manner. Recent research has also shed light on the critical role of thrombus formation that prevents the dissemination of microbes. The cellular components of blood vessels, leukocytes, platelets, erythrocytes, and vascular endothelial cells play significant roles in the development of thrombi in combination with activation of the coagulation system...
November 29, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193305/the-genetically-determined-production-of-the-alarmin-eosinophil-derived-neurotoxin-is-reduced-in-visceral-leishmaniasis
#4
Kristin Blom, Amir I Elshafie, Ulla-Britt Jönsson, Johan Rönnelid, Lena Douhan Håkansson, Per Venge
Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is the most severe form of leishmaniasis. Recent findings indicate that dendritic cells have a key role in the defense against the Leishmania parasite and that the activity of this cell may be modified by the eosinophil secretory protein eosinophil-derived neurotoxin (EDN). We hypothesized that the interactions between dendritic cells and EDN might be of importance in the disease development. Cellular content of EDN was analyzed by ELISA. The single-nucleotide polymorphisms at positions 405, 416, and 1122 in the EDN gene were analyzed by real-time PCR with TaqMan® reagents...
November 29, 2017: APMIS: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190116/alarmins-in-frozen-shoulder-a-molecular-association-between-inflammation-and-pain
#5
Jonathon Z B Cher, Moeed Akbar, Susan Kitson, Lindsay A N Crowe, Emma Garcia-Melchor, Stephen C Hannah, Michael McLean, Umberto G Fazzi, Shauna C Kerr, George A C Murrell, Neal L Millar
BACKGROUND: The pathophysiological mechanisms behind proliferation of fibroblasts and deposition of dense collagen matrix in idiopathic frozen shoulder remain unclear. Alarmins (also known as danger signals) are endogenous molecules that are released into the extracellular milieu after infection or tissue injury and that signal cell and tissue damage. PURPOSE: To investigate whether the presence of alarmins is higher in patients with idiopathic frozen shoulder than in control subjects...
November 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187338/effects-of-interleukin-17a-il-17a-neutralization-on-murine-hepatitis-virus-mhv-a59-infection
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José L Aparicio, Macarena Ottobre, Maite Duhalde Vega, Jean-Paul Coutelier, Jacques Van Snick, Lilia A Retegui
Mice infected with mouse hepatitis virus A59 (MHV-A59) develop hepatitis and autoantibodies (autoAb) to liver and kidney fumarylacetoacetate hydrolase (FAH), a fact closely related to the release of alarmins such as uric acid and/or high-mobility group box protein 1 (HMGB1). We studied the effect of neutralizing monoclonal antibodies (MAb) against IL-17A in our model of mouse MHV-A59-infection. MAb anti-IL-17F and anti-IFNγ were used to complement the study. Results showed that transaminase levels markedly decreased in MHV-A59-infected mice treated with MAb anti-IL-17A whereas plasmatic Ig concentration sharply increased...
September 1, 2017: European Cytokine Network
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185455/antiphospholipid-antibodies-increase-the-levels-of-mitochondrial-dna-in-placental-extracellular-vesicles-alarmin-g-for-preeclampsia
#7
Mancy Tong, Caroline Johansson, Fengyi Xiao, Peter R Stone, Joanna L James, Qi Chen, Lynsey M Cree, Lawrence W Chamley
The pathogenesis of preeclampsia remains unclear but placental factors are known to play a crucial role causing maternal endothelial cell dysfunction. One potential factor is placental micro- and nano- vesicles. Antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) increase the risk of preeclampsia ten-fold, in part by damaging the mitochondria in the syncytiotrophoblast. Since mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) is a danger- associated molecular pattern (DAMP/alarmin) that may activate endothelial cells, the aims of the current study were to investigate whether aPL affect the number of placental vesicles extruded, their mtDNA content and their ability to activate endothelial cells...
November 29, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185197/a-non-peptidic-s100a9-specific-ligand-for-optical-imaging-of-phagocyte-activity-in-vivo
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Tom Völler, Andreas Faust, Johannes Roth, Michael Schäfers, Thomas Vogl, Sven Hermann
PURPOSE: Non-invasive assessment of inflammatory activity in the course of various diseases is a largely unmet clinical challenge. An early feature of inflammation is local secretion of the alarmin S100A8/A9 by activated phagocytes. We here evaluate a novel S100A9-targeted small molecule tracer Cy5.5-CES271 for in vivo optical imaging of inflammatory activity in exemplary disease models. PROCEDURES: Dynamics of Cy5.5-CES271 was characterized in a model of irritant contact dermatitis by sequential fluorescence reflectance imaging (FRI) up to 24 h postinjection (p...
November 28, 2017: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180999/alarmin-s100a8-activates-alveolar-epithelial-cells-in-the-context-of-acute-lung-injury-in-a-tlr4-dependent-manner
#9
Deblina Chakraborty, Stefanie Zenker, Jan Rossaint, Anna Hölscher, Michele Pohlen, Alexander Zarbock, Johannes Roth, Thomas Vogl
Alveolar epithelial cells (AECs) are an essential part of the respiratory barrier in lungs for gas exchange and protection against pathogens. Damage to AECs occurs during lung injury and PAMPs/DAMPs have been shown to activate AECs. However, their interplay as well as the mechanism of AECs' activation especially by the alarmin S100A8/A9 is unknown. Thus, our aim was to study the mechanism of activation of AECs (type I and type II) by S100A8 and/or lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and to understand the role of endogenous S100A8/A9 in neutrophil recruitment in the lung...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180837/il-33-st2-axis-in-liver-disease-progression-and-challenge
#10
REVIEW
Zijian Sun, Binxia Chang, Miaomiao Gao, Jiyuan Zhang, Zhengsheng Zou
The new member of the IL-1 family, interleukin-33 (IL-33), participates in the progression of a variety of diseases through binding with its receptor ST2. Recently, much clinical evidence and experimental data have indicated that IL-33 is associated with various liver diseases. This review primarily addresses the relationship between IL-33 and several hepatic diseases. IL-33 can alleviate high-fat diet- (HFD-) induced hepatic steatosis and insulin resistance, and IL-33 acts as an alarmin, which quickly triggers the immune system to respond to virus invasion and toxic damage to the liver...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178941/s100a8-a9-and-srage-kinetic-after-polytrauma-an-explorative-observational-study
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Philippe Joly, John C Marshall, Philippe A Tessier, Chantal Massé, Nathalie Page, Anne Julie Frenette, François Khazoom, Soazig Le Guillan, Yves Berthiaume, Emmanuel Charbonney
BACKGROUND: Following tissue injury after trauma, the activation of innate immune pathways results in systemic inflammation, organ failure and an increased risk of infections. The objective of this study was to characterize the kinetics of the S100A8/S100A9 complex, a new-recognized alarmin, as well as its soluble receptor sRAGE, over time after trauma as potential early biomarkers of the risk of organ damage. METHODS: We collected comprehensive data from consenting patients admitted to an ICU following severe trauma...
November 25, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158436/pathogenic-role-of-the-damage-associated-molecular-patterns-s100a8-and-s100a9-in-coxsackievirus-b3-induced-myocarditis
#12
Irene Müller, Thomas Vogl, Kathleen Pappritz, Kapka Miteva, Konstantinos Savvatis, David Rohde, Patrick Most, Dirk Lassner, Burkert Pieske, Uwe Kühl, Sophie Van Linthout, Carsten Tschöpe
BACKGROUND: The alarmins S100A8 and S100A9 are damage-associated molecular patterns, which play a pivotal role in cardiovascular diseases, inflammation, and viral infections. We aimed to investigate their role in Coxsackievirus B3 (CVB3)-induced myocarditis. METHODS AND RESULTS: S100A8 and S100A9 mRNA expression was 13.0-fold (P=0.012) and 5.1-fold (P=0.038) higher in endomyocardial biopsies from patients with CVB3-positive myocarditis compared with controls, respectively...
November 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129476/pyroptosis-and-its-relationship-to-atherosclerosis
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REVIEW
Yuan-Jun Xu, Lei Zheng, Yan-Wei Hu, Qian Wang
Pyroptosis is a pro-inflammatory form of regulated cell death and is dependent on the enzymatic activity of inflammatory proteases that belong to the family of cysteine-dependent aspartate-specific proteases (caspases). Pyroptosis is morphologically, mechanistically, and pathophysiologically distinct from other forms of cell death, including apoptosis and necrosis. Pyroptosis is characterized by rapid plasma membrane rupture, with the consequent release of intracellular contents and pro-inflammatory mediators, including interleukin (IL)-1β, IL-18, and the alarmin HMGB-1...
November 10, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120744/staphylococcus-aureus-virulent-psm%C3%AE-peptides-induce-keratinocyte-alarmin-release-to-orchestrate-il-17-dependent-skin-inflammation
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Seitaro Nakagawa, Masanori Matsumoto, Yuki Katayama, Rena Oguma, Seiichiro Wakabayashi, Tyler Nygaard, Shinobu Saijo, Naohiro Inohara, Michael Otto, Hiroyuki Matsue, Gabriel Núñez, Yuumi Nakamura
Staphylococcus aureus commonly colonizes the epidermis, but the mechanisms by which the host senses virulent, but not commensal, S. aureus to trigger inflammation remain unclear. Using a murine epicutaneous infection model, we found that S. aureus-expressed phenol-soluble modulin (PSM)α, a group of secreted virulence peptides, is required to trigger cutaneous inflammation. PSMα induces the release of keratinocyte IL-1α and IL-36α, and signaling via IL-1R and IL-36R was required for induction of the pro-inflammatory cytokine IL-17...
November 8, 2017: Cell Host & Microbe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119229/the-emerging-role-of-galectins-in-high-fatality-cancers
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REVIEW
Cherylane Dubé-Delarosbil, Yves St-Pierre
Although we witnessed considerable progress in the prevention and treatment of cancer during the past few decades, a number of cancers remain difficult to treat. The main reasons for this are a lack of effective biomarkers necessary for an early detection and inefficient treatments for cancer that are diagnosed at late stages of the disease. Because of their alarmin-like properties and their protumorigenic role during cancer progression, members of the galectin family are uniquely positioned to provide information that could be used for the exploration of possible avenues for the treatment of high fatality cancer (HFC)...
November 8, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104062/stress-disinhibits-microglia-via-down-regulation-of-cd200r-a-mechanism-of-neuroinflammatory-priming
#16
Matthew G Frank, Laura K Fonken, Jessica L Annis, Linda R Watkins, Steven F Maier
Exposure to stressors primes the neuroinflammatory and microglial proinflammatory response to subsequent immune challenges, suggesting that stress might attenuate immunoregulatory mechanisms in the CNS microenvironment. CD200:CD200R is a key immunoregulatory signaling dyad that constrains microglial activation, and disruption of CD200:CD200R signaling primes microglia to subsequent immune challenges. Therefore, the present study examined the mediating role of CD200:CD200R signaling in stress-induced microglial priming...
November 2, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099650/new-insights-into-graft-versus-host-disease-and-graft-rejection
#17
Eric Perkey, Ivan Maillard
Allogeneic transplantation of foreign organs or tissues has lifesaving potential, but can lead to serious complications. After solid organ transplantation, immune-mediated rejection mandates the use of prolonged global immunosuppression and limits the life span of transplanted allografts. After bone marrow transplantation, donor-derived immune cells can trigger life-threatening graft-versus-host disease. T cells are central mediators of alloimmune complications and the target of most existing therapeutic interventions...
November 3, 2017: Annual Review of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094325/the-expression-of-matrix-metalloproteinases-and-their-inhibitors-in-corneal-fibroblasts-by-alarmins-from-necrotic-corneal-epithelial-cells
#18
Akira Iwatake, Akira Murakami, Nobuyuki Ebihara
PURPOSE: Sterile ulceration is frequently observed in the cornea following persistent corneal epithelial damage. We examined the effect of alarmins released by necrotic corneal epithelial cells (HCE) on the production of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases (TIMPs) by corneal fibroblasts. METHODS: IL-1α and high-mobility group box 1 protein (HMGB1) released into the supernatant derived from necrotic HCE cells were measured with enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)...
November 1, 2017: Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084017/antialarmins-for-treatment-of-asthma-future-perspectives
#19
Dhuha Al-Sajee, John-Paul Oliveria, Roma Sehmi, Gail M Gauvreau
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Recent studies have highlighted the role of alarmins in asthma pathophysiology and tested the roles of these cytokines in asthmatic patients. This review will discuss the recent advances in the role of alarmins in asthma and the potential of future targeted therapies in asthma. RECENT FINDINGS: Epithelial-derived cytokines can be released upon exposure to external stimuli, causing damage to the epithelial barrier and resulting in tissue inflammation...
October 27, 2017: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054968/pivotal-neuroinflammatory-and-therapeutic-role-of-high-mobility-group-box-1-in-ischemic-stroke
#20
Seidu A Richard, Marian Sackey, Zhaoliang Su, Huaxi Xu
Stroke is a major cause of mortality and disability worldwide. Stroke is a frequent and severe neurovascular disorder. The main cause of stroke is atherosclerosis, and the most common risk factor for atherosclerosis is hypertension. Therefore, prevention and treatment of stroke are crucial issues in humans. High mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) is non-histone nuclear protein that is currently one of the crucial pro-inflammatory alarmin in ischemic stroke (IS). It is instantly released from necrotic cells in the ischemic core and activates an early inflammatory response...
October 20, 2017: Bioscience Reports
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