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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653889/bioinformatics-methods-for-identifying-differentially-expressed-genes-and-signaling-pathways-in-nano-silica-stimulated-macrophages
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Lin Zhang, Changfu Hao, Juan Li, Yaqian Qu, Lei Bao, Yiping Li, Zhongzheng Yue, Miao Zhang, Xinghao Yu, Huiting Chen, Jianhui Zhang, Di Wang, Wu Yao
The incidence of disease relating to nanoparticle exposure has been rising rapidly in recent years, for which there is no effective treatment. Macrophage is suggested to play a crucial role in the development of pulmonary disease. To investigate the changes in macrophage after being stimulated by nanometer silica dust and to explore potential biomarkers and signaling pathways, the gene chip GSE13005 was downloaded from Gene Expression Omnibus database, which contained 21 samples: 3 samples per group and 7 groups in total...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652309/host-and-pathogen-copper-transporting-p-type-atpases-function-antagonistically-during-salmonella-infection
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Erik Ladomersky, Aslam Khan, Vinit Shanbhag, Jennifer S Cavet, Jefferson Chan, Gary A Weisman, Michael J Petris
Copper is an essential, yet potentially toxic trace element that is required by all aerobic organisms. A key regulator of copper homeostasis in mammalian cells is the copper transporting P-type ATPase, ATP7A, which mediates copper transport from the cytoplasm into the secretory pathway, as well as copper export across the plasma membrane. Previous studies have shown that ATP7A-dependent copper transport is required for killing phagocytosed Escherichia coli in a cultured macrophage cell line. Herein, we expand on these studies by generating Atp7a(LysMcre) mice in which the Atp7a gene was specifically deleted in cells of the myeloid lineage including macrophages...
June 26, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651180/does-a-short-term-exposure-to-atrazine-provoke-cellular-senescence-in-chlamydomonas-reinhardtii
#3
Marta Esperanza, Magali Houde, Marta Seoane, Ángeles Cid, Carmen Rioboo
The aim of this study was to investigate the impacts and modes of action of a chemical and nutrient deprivation on the cellular senescence process of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Several molecular and cellular parameters related to senescence phenomena were monitored in C. reinhardtii cells exposed for 24h to a sublethal concentration (0.25μM) of the herbicide atrazine and in unexposed 96h cells in an early stationary phase of growth. All endpoints showed the same pattern of response between treatments, except for the intracellular level of calcium, where a significant increase was observed in 24h-exposed cultures compared to 24h-log controls...
June 19, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650977/leishmania-donovani-resides-in-modified-early-endosomes-by-upregulating-rab5a-expression-via-the-downregulation-of-mir-494
#4
Jitender Kumar Verma, Ruchir Rastogi, Amitabha Mukhopadhyay
Several intracellular pathogens arrest the phagosome maturation in the host cells to avoid transport to lysosomes. In contrast, the Leishmania containing parasitophorous vacuole (PV) is shown to recruit lysosomal markers and thus Leishmania is postulated to be residing in the phagolysosomes in macrophages. Here, we report that Leishmania donovani specifically upregulates the expression of Rab5a by degrading c-Jun via their metalloprotease gp63 to downregulate the expression of miR-494 in THP-1 differentiated human macrophages...
June 26, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646367/ifn%C3%AE-producing-cd4-t-lymphocytes-the-double-edged-swords-in-tuberculosis
#5
Pawan Kumar
IFNγ-producing CD4(+) T cells (IFNγ(+)CD4(+) T cells) are the key orchestrators of protective immunity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb). Primarily, these cells act by enabling Mtb-infected macrophages to enforce phagosome-lysosome fusion, produce reactive nitrogen intermediates (RNIs), and activate autophagy pathways. However, TB is a heterogeneous disease and a host of clinical and experimental findings has also implicated IFNγ(+)CD4(+) T cells in TB pathogenesis. High frequency of IFNγ(+)CD4(+) T cells is the most invariable feature of the active disease...
December 2017: Clinical and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636650/the-formation-of-lipid-droplets-favors-intracellular-mycobacterium-leprae-survival-in-sw-10-non-myelinating-schwann-cells
#6
Song-Hyo Jin, Sung-Kwan An, Seong-Beom Lee
Leprosy is a chronic infectious disease that is caused by the obligate intracellular pathogen Mycobacterium leprae (M.leprae), which is the leading cause of all non-traumatic peripheral neuropathies worldwide. Although both myelinating and non-myelinating Schwann cells are infected by M.leprae in patients with lepromatous leprosy, M.leprae preferentially invades the non-myelinating Schwann cells. However, the effect of M.leprae infection on non-myelinating Schwann cells has not been elucidated. Lipid droplets (LDs) are found in M...
June 21, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635366/redox-biology-of-leishmania-and-macrophage-targeted-nanoparticles-for-therapy
#7
Hafiz Shoaib Sarwar, Sohail Akhtar, Muhammad Farhan Sohail, Zaeema Naveed, Muhammad Rafay, Akhtar Nadhman, Masoom Yasinzai, Gul Shahnaz
Intramacrophage parasite 'Leishmania' has developed various mechanisms for proficient uptake into macrophages and phagosome regulation to avoid macrophage's oxidative burst induced by peroxide, hydroxyl radical, hypochlorous acid and peroxynitrite production. One major barrier for impairing the accession of old fashioned anti-Leishmanial drugs is intrinsic incapability to pass through cell membranes and limiting their abilities to ultimately destroy intracellular pathogens. Receptor-mediated targeted drug delivery to the macrophages by using nanoparticles emerges as promising strategy to improve therapeutic efficacy of old-fashioned drug...
June 21, 2017: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634242/type-ii-secretion-substrates-of-legionella-pneumophila-translocate-out-of-the-pathogen-occupied-vacuole-via-a-semipermeable-membrane
#8
Hilary K Truchan, Harry D Christman, Richard C White, Nakisha S Rutledge, Nicholas P Cianciotto
Legionella pneumophila replicates in macrophages in a host-derived phagosome, termed the Legionella-containing vacuole (LCV). While the translocation of type IV secretion (T4S) effectors into the macrophage cytosol is well established, the location of type II secretion (T2S) substrates in the infected host cell is unknown. Here, we show that the T2S substrate ProA, a metalloprotease, translocates into the cytosol of human macrophages, where it associates with the LCV membrane (LCVM). Translocation is detected as early as 10 h postinoculation (p...
June 20, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631141/cell-labeling-with-magneto-endosymbionts-and-the-dissection-of-the-subcellular-location-fate-and-host-cell-interactions
#9
Kayla R Lee, Abdul Wakeel, Papia Chakraborty, Chandler S Foote, Lauren Kajiura, Joyce C Barrozo, Andrea C Chan, Alexey V Bazarov, Ryan Spitler, Peter M Kutny, Jim M Denegre, Rob A Taft, Joachim Seemann, Bradley W Rice, Christopher H Contag, Brian K Rutt, Caleb B Bell
PURPOSE: The purposes of this study are to characterize magneto-endosymbiont (ME) labeling of mammalian cells and to discern the subcellular fate of these living contrast agents. MEs are novel magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agents that are being used for cell tracking studies. Understanding the fate of MEs in host cells is valuable for designing in vivo cell tracking experiments. PROCEDURES: The ME's surface epitopes, contrast-producing paramagnetic magnetosomal iron, and genome were studied using immunocytochemistry (ICC), Fe and MRI contrast measurements, and quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR), respectively...
June 19, 2017: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624895/semaphorin4d-plexinb1-signaling-attenuates-photoreceptor-outer-segment-phagocytosis-by-reducing-rac1-activity-of-rpe-cells
#10
Ayelen Bulloj, Arvydas Maminishkis, Masayuki Mizui, Silvia C Finnemann
Semaphorins form a family of secreted and membrane-bound molecules that were identified originally as axonal guidance factors during neuronal development. Given their wide distribution in many including mature tissues, semaphorin 4D (sema4D) and its main functional receptor plexin B1 (plxnB1) are expected to fulfill additional functions that remain to be uncovered. A main characteristic of the plexin receptor family is its ability to reorganize the cytoskeleton. PlxnB1 specifically may directly interact with Rho family GTPases to regulate F-actin driven pathways in cells in culture...
June 17, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623956/differential-protein-expression-in-chicken-macrophages-and-heterophils-in-vivo-following-infection-with-salmonella-enteritidis
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Zuzana Sekelova, Hana Stepanova, Ondrej Polansky, Karolina Varmuzova, Marcela Faldynova, Radek Fedr, Ivan Rychlik, Lenka Vlasatikova
In this study we compared the proteomes of macrophages and heterophils isolated from the spleen 4 days after intravenous infection of chickens with Salmonella Enteritidis. Heterophils were characterized by expression of MMP9, MRP126, LECT2, CATHL1, CATHL2, CATHL3, LYG2, LYZ and RSFR. Macrophages specifically expressed receptor proteins, e.g. MRC1L, LRP1, LGALS1, LRPAP1 and a DMBT1L. Following infection, heterophils decreased ALB and FN1, and released MMP9 to enable their translocation to the site of infection...
June 17, 2017: Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621333/francisella-requires-dynamic-type-vi-secretion-system-and-clpb-to-deliver-effectors-for-phagosomal-escape
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Maj Brodmann, Roland F Dreier, Petr Broz, Marek Basler
Francisella tularensis is an intracellular pathogen that causes the fatal zoonotic disease tularaemia. Critical for its pathogenesis is the ability of the phagocytosed bacteria to escape into the cell cytosol. For this, the bacteria use a non-canonical type VI secretion system (T6SS) encoded on the Francisella pathogenicity island (FPI). Here we show that in F. novicida T6SS assembly initiates at the bacterial poles both in vitro and within infected macrophages. T6SS dynamics and function depends on the general purpose ClpB unfoldase, which specifically colocalizes with contracted sheaths and is required for their disassembly...
June 16, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611371/ohmyungsamycins-promote-antimicrobial-responses-through-autophagy-activation-via-amp-activated-protein-kinase-pathway
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Tae Sung Kim, Yern-Hyerk Shin, Hye-Mi Lee, Jin Kyung Kim, Jin Ho Choe, Ji-Chan Jang, Soohyun Um, Hyo Sun Jin, Masaaki Komatsu, Guang-Ho Cha, Han-Jung Chae, Dong-Chan Oh, Eun-Kyeong Jo
The induction of host cell autophagy by various autophagy inducers contributes to the antimicrobial host defense against Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), a major pathogenic strain that causes human tuberculosis. In this study, we present a role for the newly identified cyclic peptides ohmyungsamycins (OMS) A and B in the antimicrobial responses against Mtb infections by activating autophagy in murine bone marrow-derived macrophages (BMDMs). OMS robustly activated autophagy, which was essentially required for the colocalization of LC3 autophagosomes with bacterial phagosomes and antimicrobial responses against Mtb in BMDMs...
June 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600322/rac1-switching-at-the-right-time-and-location-is-essential-for-fc%C3%AE-receptor-mediated-phagosome-formation
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Yuka Ikeda, Katsuhisa Kawai, Akira Ikawa, Kyoko Kawamoto, Youhei Egami, Nobukazu Araki
Lamellipodia are sheet-like cell protrusions driven by actin polymerization mainly through Rac1, a GTPase molecular switch. In Fcγ receptor-mediated phagocytosis of IgG-opsonized erythrocytes (IgG-Es), Rac1 activation is required for lamellipodial extension along the surface of IgG-Es. However, the significance of Rac1 deactivation in phagosome formation is poorly understood. Our live-cell imaging and electron microscopy revealed that RAW264 macrophages expressing a constitutively active Rac1 mutant showed defects in phagocytic cup formation, while lamellipodia were formed around IgG-Es...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579255/lysosomal-degradation-is-required-for-sustained-phagocytosis-of-bacteria-by-macrophages
#15
Ching-On Wong, Steven Gregory, Hongxiang Hu, Yufang Chao, Victoria E Sepúlveda, Yuchun He, David Li-Kroeger, William E Goldman, Hugo J Bellen, Kartik Venkatachalam
Clearance of bacteria by macrophages involves internalization of the microorganisms into phagosomes, which are then delivered to endolysosomes for enzymatic degradation. These spatiotemporally segregated processes are not known to be functionally coupled. Here, we show that lysosomal degradation of bacteria sustains phagocytic uptake. In Drosophila and mammalian macrophages, lysosomal dysfunction due to loss of the endolysosomal Cl(-) transporter ClC-b/CLCN7 delayed degradation of internalized bacteria. Unexpectedly, defective lysosomal degradation of bacteria also attenuated further phagocytosis, resulting in elevated bacterial load...
June 14, 2017: Cell Host & Microbe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575702/gene-expression-profiles-and-bioinformatics-analysis-of-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells-exposed-to-pm2-5
#16
Hejing Hu, Collins Otieno Asweto, Jing Wu, Yanfeng Shi, Lin Feng, Xiaozhe Yang, Shuang Liang, Lige Cao, Junchao Duan, Zhiwei Sun
Cardiovascular system is demonstrated the main target of PM2.5 and the objective of this study was to explore the toxic effect and molecular mechanisms caused by PM2.5 in primary human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) using microarray and bioinformatics analysis. The results showed that 591 genes were differentially expressed triggered by PM2.5, of which 174 genes were down-regulated, while 417 genes were up-regulated. Gene ontology analysis revealed that PM2.5 caused significant changes in gene expression patterns, including response to stimuli, immune response, and cellular processes...
May 27, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575453/quantitative-analysis-of-phagosome-formation-and-maturation-using-an-escherichia-coli-probe-expressing-a-tandem-fluorescent-protein
#17
Maya Morita, Kazumasa Sawaki, Daiki Kinoshita, Chiye Sakurai, Naohiro Hori, Kiyotaka Hatsuzawa
Phagosome formation and maturation are essential innate immune mechanisms to engulf and digest foreign particles. To analyze these processes quantitatively, we established a specific Escherichia coli probe expressing a tandem fluorescent protein, comprising glutathione S-transferase fused with monomeric Cherry (mCherry) and monomeric Venus (mVenus). We demonstrated that mVenus was more susceptible to bleaching in an acidic environment than mCherry, and that the mVenus:mCherry fluorescence intensity ratio can be used to monitor phagosomal pH changes during maturation...
May 29, 2017: Journal of Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570695/molecular-basis-for-the-binding-and-modulation-of-v-atpase-by-a-bacterial-effector-protein
#18
Jianhua Zhao, Ksenia Beyrakhova, Yao Liu, Claudia P Alvarez, Stephanie A Bueler, Li Xu, Caishuang Xu, Michal T Boniecki, Voula Kanelis, Zhao-Qing Luo, Miroslaw Cygler, John L Rubinstein
Intracellular pathogenic bacteria evade the immune response by replicating within host cells. Legionella pneumophila, the causative agent of Legionnaires' Disease, makes use of numerous effector proteins to construct a niche supportive of its replication within phagocytic cells. The L. pneumophila effector SidK was identified in a screen for proteins that reduce the activity of the proton pumping vacuolar-type ATPases (V-ATPases) when expressed in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisae. SidK is secreted by L. pneumophila in the early stages of infection and by binding to and inhibiting the V-ATPase, SidK reduces phagosomal acidification and promotes survival of the bacterium inside macrophages...
June 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570266/integrin-kindlin3-requirements-for-microglial-motility-in-vivo-are-distinct-from-those-for-macrophages
#19
Julia Meller, Zhihong Chen, Tejasvi Dudiki, Rebecca M Cull, Rakhilya Murtazina, Saswat K Bal, Elzbieta Pluskota, Samantha Stefl, Edward F Plow, Bruce D Trapp, Tatiana V Byzova
Microglia play a critical role in the development and homeostasis of the CNS. While mobilization of microglia is critical for a number of pathologies, understanding of the mechanisms of their migration in vivo is limited and often based on similarities to macrophages. Kindlin3 deficiency as well as Kindlin3 mutations of integrin-binding sites abolish both integrin inside-out and outside-in signaling in microglia, thereby resulting in severe deficiencies in cell adhesion, polarization, and migration in vitro, which are similar to the defects observed in macrophages...
June 2, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567044/curcumin-promotes-the-clearance-of-listeria-monocytogenes-both-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-by-reducing-listeriolysin-o-oligomers
#20
Xuan Zhou, Bing Zhang, Yumei Cui, Shuiye Chen, Zihao Teng, Gejin Lu, Jianfeng Wang, Xuming Deng
The pore-forming toxin listeriolysin O (LLO), an essential virulence factor that is secreted by Listeria monocytogenes (L. monocytogenes), is responsible for bacterial breaching at the phagosomal membranes and subsequent release into the cytoplasm; it cannot be recognized by the host immune system. The vital role that LLO plays in bacterial pathogenicity and evading host immune clearance makes this virulence a promising target for addressing L. monocytogenes infection. In this study, we hypothesized that curcumin, a polyphenol derived from turmeric that could effectively inhibit LLO pore-forming activity, might be useful in the prevention or treatment of L...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
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