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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031241/citrus-pectin-attenuates-endotoxin-shock-via-suppression-of-toll-like-receptor-signaling-in-peyer-s-patch-myeloid-cells
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Keita Ishisono, Tomio Yabe, Kohji Kitaguchi
Pectin, a water-soluble dietary fiber, has been found to improve survival in endotoxin shock. However, the underlying mechanism by which pectin exerts its protective effect against endotoxin shock remains unknown. Apart from its prebiotic effects, it has been suggested that pectin directly affects immune cells to regulate inflammatory responses. In this study, we investigated the direct effect of pectin in murine model of endotoxin shock. Citrus pectin solution was administered to male C57BL/6 mice for 10 days...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031221/effects-of-particulate-matter-from-straw-burning-on-lung-fibrosis-in-mice
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Yang Hu, Liu-Sheng Wang, Yan Li, Qiu-Hong Li, Chun-Lin Li, Jian-Min Chen, Dong Weng, Hui-Ping Li
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the impacts of particulate matter 2.5 (PM2.5) from straw burning on the acute exacerbation of lung fibrosis in mice and the preventive effects of N-acetylcysteine (NAC). METHODS: The composition, particle size, and 30-min concentration change in an exposure system of the PM2.5 from straw-burning were determined. Forty C57BL male mice were equally randomized to two groups: bleomycin (BLM)-induced lung fibrosis with an exposure to air (BLM+air) and BLM+PM2...
October 7, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031143/c5a-c5ar-pathway-accelerates-renal-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-by-downregulating-pgrn-expression
#3
Kun Zhang, Gui-Qing Li, Qian-Hui He, You Li, Ming Tang, Quan-You Zheng, Gui-Lian Xu, Ke-Qin Zhang
Recent reports indicate that the complement C5a/C5aR pathway and progranulin (PGRN) deficiency both contribute to ischemia-reperfusion (IR)-induced acute kidney injury. However, the underlying relationship between the C5a/C5aR signaling pathway and PGRN expression during acute kidney injury is poorly understood. In this study, we showed that C5aR expression was significantly upregulated after renal IR, and that C5aR deficiency led to a marked increase in PGRN expression and a significant reduction in tubular damage and production of inflammatory cytokines...
October 11, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029341/an-increased-concentration-of-receptor-activator-of-nuclear-factor-kappa-b-ligand-pre-dates-the-onset-of-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Linda Johansson, Lisbeth Ärlestig, Heidi Kokkonen, Mikael Brink, Solbritt Rantapää-Dahlqvist
Objectives: RANK ligand (RANKL) is involved in destruction and osteoporosis in RA. In this study, the relationships between RANKL and ACPA, anti-carbamylated protein antibodies (anti-CarP), cytokines and chemokines were analysed in individuals before the onset of RA symptoms, and their associations with radiological findings at disease onset were assessed. Methods: This was a case-control study performed within the Medical Biobank of Northern Sweden that included 470 pre-symptomatic individuals [334 women and 136 men; mean (s...
September 25, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029297/cytomegalovirus-specific-t-cell-transfer-for-refractory-cytomegalovirus-infection-after-haploidentical-stem-cell-transplantation-the-quantitative-and-qualitative-immune-recovery-for-cytomegalovirus
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Xu-Ying Pei, Xiang-Yu Zhao, Ying-Jun Chang, Jing Liu, Lan-Ping Xu, Yu Wang, Xiao-Hui Zhang, Wei Han, Yu-Hong Chen, Xiao-Jun Huang
Background: The efficiency and mechanisms of adoptive transfer of cytomegalovirus (CMV)specific T cells for refractory CMV infection after haploidentical stem cell transplantation (haplo-SCT) remain largely unknown. Methods: Thirty-two patients with refractory CMV infection who accepted treatment with adoptive CMV-specific T-cell infusion following haplo-SCT were prospectively enrolled. Another 32 patients with nonrefractory CMV infection after haplo-SCT were selected as control subjects...
September 23, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029263/role-of-stat3-in-skin-fibrosis-and-transforming-growth-factor-beta-signalling
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Mesias Pedroza, Sarah To, Shervin Assassi, Minghua Wu, David Tweardy, Sandeep K Agarwal
Objective: SSc is an autoimmune disease characterized by progressive fibrosis of the skin and internal organs. IL-6 and related cytokines that signal through STAT3 have been implicated in the pathogenesis of SSc and mouse models of fibrosis. The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy of inhibiting STAT3 in the development of fibrosis in two mouse models of skin fibrosis. Methods: Biopsy samples of skin from SSc patients and healthy control subjects were used to determine the expression pattern of phosphotyrosyl (pY705)-STAT3...
September 23, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029245/host-transcription-profile-in-nasal-epithelium-and-whole-blood-of-hospitalised-children-under-two-years-of-age-with-respiratory-syncytial-virus-infection
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Lien Anh Ha Do, Johann Pellet, H Rogier van Doorn, Anh Tuan Tran, Bach Hue Nguyen, Thi Thu Loan Tran, Quynh Huong Tran, Quoc Bao Vo, Nguyen Anh Tran Dac, Hong Nhien Trinh, Thi Thanh Hai Nguyen, Bao Tinh Le Binh, Huu Mai Khanh Nguyen, Minh Tien Nguyen, Quang Tung Thai, Thanh Vu Vo, Ngoc Quang Minh Ngo, Thi Kim Huyen Dang, Ngoc Huong Cao, Thu Van Tran, Lu Viet Ho, Bertrand De Meulder, Charles Auffray, Jorrit-Jan Hofstra, Jeremy Farrar, Juliet E Bryant, Menno de Jong, Martin L Hibberd
Most insights into the cascade of immune events following acute respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection have been obtained from animal experiments or in vitro models. Here we investigated host gene expression profiles in nasopharyngeal swabs (NP) and whole blood samples during natural RSV and rhinovirus (hRV) infection (acute versus early recovery phase) in 83 hospitalised patients <2 years old with lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI). RSV infection induced strong and persistent innate immune responses including interferon signaling and pathways related to chemokine/cytokine signaling in both compartments...
September 27, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029171/effect-of-hiv-on-the-frequency-and-number-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-specific-cd4-t-cells-in-blood-and-the-airways-in-latent-tuberculosis-infection
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Rubina Bunjun, Catherine Riou, Andreia P Soares, Narjis Thawer, Tracey L Müller, Agano Kiravu, Zekarias Ginbot, Tolu Oni, Rene Goliath, Barbara Kalsdorf, Florian von Groote-Bidlingmaier, Willem Hanekom, Gerhard Walzl, Robert J Wilkinson, Wendy A Burgers
HIV-1 infection substantially increases the risk of developing tuberculosis (TB). There is extensive depletion of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tuberculosis)-specific CD4+ T cells in blood in early HIV infection, but little is known about responses in the lungs at this stage. Given that mucosal organs are a principal target for HIV-mediated CD4 destruction, we investigated M.tuberculosis-specific responses in bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), in persons with latent TB infection and untreated HIV-1 co-infection with preserved CD4 counts...
October 5, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029078/prebiotic-potential-of-pectin-and-pectic-oligosaccharides-to-promote-anti-inflammatory-commensal-bacteria-in-the-human-colon
#9
Wing Sun Faith Chung, Marjolein Meijerink, Birgitte Zeuner, Jesper Holck, Petra Louis, Anne Meyer, Jerry M Wells, Harry J Flint, Sylvia H Duncan
Dietary plant cell wall carbohydrates are important in modulating the composition and metabolism of the complex gut microbiota, which can impact on health. Pectin is a major component of plant cell walls. Based on studies in model systems and available bacterial isolates and genomes, the capacity to utilize pectins for growth is widespread among colonic Bacteroidetes but relatively uncommon among Firmicutes. One Firmicutes species promoted by pectin is Eubacterium eligens. E. eligens DSM3376 utilizes apple pectin and encodes a broad repertoire of pectinolytic enzymes, including a highly abundant pectate lyase of around 200 kDa that is expressed constitutively...
October 3, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028960/ovarian-follicular-theca-cell-recruitment-differentiation-and-impact-on-fertility-2017-update
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JoAnne S Richards, Yi A Ren, Nicholes Candelaria, Jaye E Adams, Aleksandar Rajkovic
The major goal of this review is to summarize recent exciting findings that have been published within the past 10 years that, to our knowledge, have not been presented in detail in previous reviews and that may impact altered follicular development in polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and premature ovarian failure (POF) in women. Specifically, we will cover 1) mouse models that have led to discovery of the derivation of two precursor populations of theca cells in the embryonic gonad, 2) the key roles of the oocyte-derived factor GDF9 on the hedgehog (HH) signaling pathway and theca cell functions and 3) the impact of the HH pathway on both the specification of theca endocrine cells and theca fibroblast and smooth muscle cells in developing follicles...
October 5, 2017: Endocrine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028772/heme-oxygenase-1-protects-the-liver-from-septic-injury-by-modulating-tlr4-mediated-mitochondrial-quality-control-in-mice
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Jin-Sook Park, Hyo-Sun Choi, So-Yeon Yim, Sun-Mee Lee
Mitochondrial dysfunction is involved in the pathogenesis of sepsis-induced multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS). Mitochondrial quality control (QC) is characterized by self-recovering mitochondrial damage through mitochondrial biogenesis, mitophagy, and fission/fusion. Heme oxygenase (HO)-1 acts as a signaling molecule to modulate inflammation. The present study elucidated the cytoprotective mechanisms of HO-1 in sepsis, particularly focusing on toll-like receptor (TLR)4-mediated mitochondrial QC. Mice were subjected to sepsis by cecal ligation and puncture (CLP)...
October 12, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028771/mechanisms-of-thrombocytopenia-during-septic-shock-a-multiplex-cluster-analysis-of-endogenous-sepsis-mediators
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Alexandre Bedet, Keyvan Razazi, Florence Boissier, Mathieu Surenaud, Sophie Hue, Stéphane Giraudier, Christian Brun-Buisson, Armand Mekontso Dessap
BACKGROUND: Thrombocytopenia is a common feature of sepsis and may involve various mechanisms often related to the inflammatory response. This study aimed at evaluating factors associated with thrombocytopenia during human septic shock. In particular, we used a multiplex analysis to assess the role of endogenous sepsis mediators. METHODS: Prospective, observational study. Thrombocytopenia was defined as an absolute platelet count <100 G/L or a 50% relative decrease in platelet count during the first week of septic shock...
October 12, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028763/effects-of-hyperoxia-during-resuscitation-from-hemorrhagic-shock-in-swine-with-preexisting-coronary-artery-disease
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Clair Hartmann, Maurizio Loconte, Elena Antonucci, Michael Holzhauser, Tobias Hölle, David Katzsch, Tamara Merz, Oscar McCook, Ulrich Wachter, Josef A Vogt, Andrea Hoffmann, Martin Wepler, Michael Gröger, Martin Matejovic, Enrico Calzia, Michael Georgieff, Pierre Asfar, Peter Radermacher, Benedikt L Nussbaum
OBJECTIVES: Investigation of the effects of hyperoxia during resuscitation from hemorrhagic shock in swine with preexisting coronary artery disease. DESIGN: Prospective, controlled, randomized trial. SETTING: University animal research laboratory. SUBJECTS: Nineteen hypercholesterolemic pigs with preexisting coronary artery disease. INTERVENTIONS: Anesthetized, mechanically ventilated, and surgically instrumented pigs underwent 3 hours of hemorrhagic shock (removal of 30% of the calculated blood volume and subsequent titration of mean arterial blood pressure ≈40 mm Hg)...
October 12, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028630/ezh2-regulates-dental-pulp-inflammation-by-direct-effect-on-inflammatory-factors
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Tianqian Hui, Peng A, Yuan Zhao, Jing Yang, Ling Ye, Chenglin Wang
OBJECTIVE: Pulpitis is a multi-factorial disease that could be caused by complex interactions between genetics, epigenetics and environmental factors. We aimed to evaluate the role of Enhancer of Zeste Homolog 2 (EZH2) in the inflammatory response of human dental pulp cells (HDPCs) and dental pulp tissues. METHODS: The expressions of inflammatory cytokines in HDPCs treated by EZH2 complex or EZH2 siRNA with or without rhTNF-α were examined by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (q-PCR)...
October 7, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028606/inflammatory-and-biocompatibility-evaluation-of-antimicrobial-peptide-gl13k-immobilized-onto-titanium-by-silanization
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Lin Zhou, Zhaonan Lin, Jiamin Ding, Wenxiu Huang, Jiang Chen, Dong Wu
The inflammatory reaction around the implant after implant placement is important not only for osseointegration but also for long-term implant survivals. In our study, GL13K, an antimicrobial peptide, was immobilized onto titanium surfaces to improve its anti-inflammatory properties. The method of silanization was used to immobilize the GL13K, which was confirmed by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, water contact angle measurement. DAPI fluorescence staining and Cell Counting Kit-8 (CCK-8) were used to measure the cell attachment and cell viability of the RAW264...
October 4, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028592/elevation-of-plasma-neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-ngal-levels-in-schizophrenia-patients
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Li Wei, Yupeng Du, Wei Wu, Xuyan Fu, Qi Xia
BACKGROUND: Psychiatric diseases are usually accompanied by immune dysregulation and activation of the inflammatory response system. However, the characteristics of immunoinflammatory markers in psychiatric diseases are not well defined. METHODS: Seventy-three patients with psychiatric diseases were divided into four groups, including a schizophrenia group, an anxiety disorder group, a unipolar depression group, and a bipolar disorder group, according to the ICD-10 and DSM-IV codes...
October 3, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028547/-borneol-improves-the-efficacy-of-edaravone-against-dss-induced-colitis-by-promoting-m2-macrophages-polarization-via-jak2-stat3-signaling-pathway
#17
Xiong Zhang, Fang Xu, Li Liu, Lili Feng, Xuefeng Wu, Yan Shen, Yang Sun, Xudong Wu, Qiang Xu
Compound edaravone injection (C.EDA), a compound preparation composed of edaravone (EDA) and (+)-Borneol with the mass ratio of 4: 1, displays a better anti-inflammatory activity than EDA. However, its precise mechanism remains to be further studied. In this work, we investigated whether (+)-Borneol could improve the efficacy of EDA against DSS-induced colitis. We found that C.EDA at 7.5 and 15mg/kg could significantly relieve the disease activity index (DAI) and reduce the loss of body weight and colon length in a dose-dependent manner, while EDA or (+)-Borneol alone only had moderate effects even at the highest dose...
October 10, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028529/design-synthesis-and-immunological-evaluation-of-novel-amphiphilic-desmuramyl-peptides
#18
Farooq-Ahmad Khan, Marina Ulanova, Bing Bai, Damayanthi Yalamati, Zi-Hua Jiang
Muramyl dipeptide (MDP) - an essential bacterial cell wall component - is recognized by our immune system as pathogen-associated molecular pattern (PAMP) which results in immune responses with adverse toxic effects. In order to harness the beneficial properties from the pro-inflammatory characteristics of the bacterial cell wall motif, MDP was strategically re-designed while conserving the L-D configurations of the dipeptide moiety. The muramic acid was replaced with a hydrophilic arene and lipophilic chain was introduced at peptide end to give the amphiphilic desmuramyl peptides (DMPs)...
September 30, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028431/interferon-tau-regulates-cytokine-production-and-cellular-function-in-human-trophoblast-cell-line
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Nao Tanikawa, Kotomi Seno, Ryouka Kawahara-Miki, Koji Kimura, Shuichi Matsuyama, Hisataka Iwata, Takehito Kuwayama, Koumei Shirasuna
Type I interferons (IFN), including IFN-beta (IFNB), activate multiple STAT signaling to drive various biological responses. Another type I IFN, IFN-tau (IFNT), secreted by ruminant embryonic trophoblast cells, has multiple functions with low cytotoxicity. Here, we examined the effects of IFNT on human trophoblast cell functions. First, we performed next-generation sequencing and demonstrated that IFNT-dependent changes in the human Sw.71 trophoblast cell line are partly mediated by proinflammatory as well as IFN signaling...
October 2017: Journal of Interferon & Cytokine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028430/curcumin-prevents-osteoarthritis-by-inhibiting-the-activation-of-inflammasome-nlrp3
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Yufeng Sun, Wei Liu, Hao Zhang, Hongtao Li, Jiakun Liu, Fayao Zhang, Tao Jiang, Shan Jiang
Curcumin has shown protective potential on osteoarthritis. However, its effect on treatment of osteoarthritis remains elusive so far. This study aimed to determine whether curcumin could ameliorate osteoarthritis in vivo and the underline mechanisms. The mice subjected to destabilization of the medial meniscus (DMM) surgery were administered curcumin. Cartilage integrity was evaluated by immunohistological staining. Expression levels of inflammatory cytokines from mice arthrodial cartilage were detected. THP-1 cells were primed by lipopolysaccharide (LPS)/ATP to induce inflammation, followed by the addition of curcumin...
October 2017: Journal of Interferon & Cytokine Research
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