Read by QxMD icon Read


Moritz F Eissmann, Christine Dijkstra, Merridee A Wouters, David Baloyan, Dmitri Mouradov, Paul M Nguyen, Mercedes Davalos-Salas, Tracy L Putoczki, Oliver M Sieber, John M Mariadason, Matthias Ernst, Frederick Masson
Interleukin 33 (IL33) is an inflammatory cytokine released during necrotic cell death. The epithelium and stroma of the intestine express large amounts of IL33 and its receptor St2. IL33 is therefore continuously released during homeostatic turnover of the intestinal mucosa. Although IL33 can prevent colon cancer associated with inflammatory colitis, the contribution of IL33 signaling to sporadic colon cancer remains unknown. Here, we utilized a mouse model of sporadic colon cancer to investigate the contribution of IL33 signaling to tumorigenesis in the absence of pre-existing inflammation...
February 20, 2018: Cancer Immunology Research
X F Huang, W Chi, D Lin, M L Dai, Y L Wang, Y M Yang, Z B Jin, Y Wang
AAU (acute anterior uveitis) is the most common entity of uveitis characterized by acute vision loss and violent sore eyes. IL-33 and IL-1RacP have been found to play crucial roles in the innate immune system. In the present study, we investigated the association of IL33 and IL1RAP genes with AAU. A total of 549 AAU patients and 1080 unrelated healthy controls were recruited for this study. Ten single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) were genotyped using Sequenom Mass ARRAY technology. Our findings demonstrated that IL1RAP-rs3773978 significantly associated with AAU and could serve as a genetic risk marker in Chinese AAU patients...
February 7, 2018: Current Molecular Medicine
Ryosuke Saigusa, Yoshihide Asano, Takashi Taniguchi, Megumi Hirabayashi, Kouki Nakamura, Shunsuke Miura, Takashi Yamashita, Takehiro Takahashi, Yohei Ichimura, Tetsuo Toyama, Ayumi Yoshizaki, Maria Trojanowska, Shinichi Sato
BACKGROUND: Friend leukemia virus integration 1 (Fli1) deficiency, a predisposing factor of systemic sclerosis (SSc), induces SSc-like phenotypes in various cell types. A recent study demonstrated the transdifferentiation of T helper type 2 cell (Th2)-like regulatory T cells (Tregs) in SSc lesional skin through interleukin (IL)-33 produced by fibroblasts. Therefore, we investigated the role of Fli1 deficiency in dermal fibroblast-mediated transdifferentiation of Tregs. METHODS: Cytokine expression was assessed in Tregs by flow cytometry and in skin samples and cultivated cells by immunostaining, immunoblotting, and/or qRT-PCR...
February 7, 2018: Arthritis Research & Therapy
Yong-Dong Lin, Xing-Liang Fan, Hong Zhang, Shu-Bin Fang, Cheng-Lin Li, Meng-Xia Deng, Zi-Li Qin, Ya-Qi Peng, Hong-Yu Zhang, Qing-Ling Fu
BACKGROUND: Asthma is affecting more than 300 million people worldwide, which represents the most common chronic disease among children. We previously found that mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) derived from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) modulated the immune response on Th2-mediated asthma in vivo and in vitro. This study further evaluated the immunomodulatory effects of MSCs from human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) on asthma. METHODS: Multipotent hESC-MSCs were obtained using a feeder-free method...
January 31, 2018: Molecular Immunology
Franka Klatte-Schulz, Susann Minkwitz, Aysha Schmock, Nicole Bormann, Alper Kurtoglu, Serafeim Tsitsilonis, Sebastian Manegold, Britt Wildemann
Reasons for the development of chronic tendon pathologies are still under debate and more basic knowledge is needed about the different diseases. The aim of the present study was therefore to characterize different acute and chronic Achilles tendon disorders. Achilles tendon samples from patients with chronic tendinopathy (n = 7), chronic ruptures (n = 6), acute ruptures (n = 13), and intact tendons (n = 4) were analyzed. The histological score investigating pathological changes was significantly increased in tendinopathy and chronic ruptures compared to acute ruptures...
January 30, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Eisuke Dohi, Eric Y Choi, Indigo V L Rose, Akiho S Murata, Sharon Chow, Minae Niwa, Shin-Ichi Kano
Interleukin (IL)-33 is a member of the IL-1 family of cytokines. IL-33 is expressed in nuclei and secreted as alarmin upon cellular damage to deliver a danger signal to the surrounding cells. Previous studies showed that IL-33 is expressed in the brain and that it is involved in neuroinflammatory and neurodegenerative processes in both humans and rodents. Nevertheless, the role of IL-33 in physiological brain function and behavior remains unclear. Here, we have investigated the behaviors of mice lacking IL-33 (Il33-/- mice)...
November 2017: ENeuro
Abigail E Russi, Mark E Ebel, Yuchen Yang, Melissa A Brown
The cellular and molecular basis of sex-dimorphic autoimmune diseases, such as the CNS demyelinating disease multiple sclerosis (MS), remains unclear. Our studies in the SJL mouse model of MS, experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), reveal that sex-determined differences in Il33 expression by innate immune cells in response to myelin peptide immunization regulate EAE susceptibility. IL-33 is selectively induced in PLP139-151 -immunized males and activates type 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2s), cells that promote and sustain a nonpathogenic Th2 myelin-specific response...
February 13, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Ya-Ling Hsu, Jen-Yu Hung, Yen-Lung Lee, Feng-Wei Chen, Kuo-Feng Chang, Wei-An Chang, Ying-Ming Tsai, Inn-Wen Chong, Po-Lin Kuo
Lung adenocarcinoma is one of the leading causes of cancer-related death worldwide. We showed transcriptomic profiles in three pairs of tumors and adjacent non-tumor lung tissues using next-generation sequencing (NGS) to screen protein-coding RNAs and microRNAs. Combined with meta-analysis from the Oncomine and Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) databases, we identified a representative genetic expression signature in lung adenocarcinoma. There were 9 upregulated genes, and 8 downregulated genes in lung adenocarcinoma...
December 1, 2017: Oncotarget
Corinne Cayrol, Jean-Philippe Girard
Interleukin-33 (IL-33) is a tissue-derived nuclear cytokine from the IL-1 family abundantly expressed in endothelial cells, epithelial cells and fibroblast-like cells, both during homeostasis and inflammation. It functions as an alarm signal (alarmin) released upon cell injury or tissue damage to alert immune cells expressing the ST2 receptor (IL-1RL1). The major targets of IL-33 in vivo are tissue-resident immune cells such as mast cells, group 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2s) and regulatory T cells (Tregs)...
January 2018: Immunological Reviews
Roelof Koster, Orestis A Panagiotou, William A Wheeler, Eric Karlins, Julie M Gastier-Foster, Silvia Regina Caminada de Toledo, Antonio S Petrilli, Adrienne M Flanagan, Roberto Tirabosco, Irene L Andrulis, Jay S Wunder, Nalan Gokgoz, Ana Patiño-Garcia, Fernando Lecanda, Massimo Serra, Claudia Hattinger, Piero Picci, Katia Scotlandi, David M Thomas, Mandy L Ballinger, Richard Gorlick, Donald A Barkauskas, Logan G Spector, Margaret Tucker, D Hicks Belynda, Meredith Yeager, Robert N Hoover, Sholom Wacholder, Stephen J Chanock, Sharon A Savage, Lisa Mirabello
Survival rates for osteosarcoma, the most common primary bone cancer, have changed little over the past three decades and are particularly low for patients with metastatic disease. We conducted a multi-institutional genome-wide association study (GWAS) to identify germline genetic variants associated with overall survival in 632 patients with osteosarcoma, including 523 patients of European ancestry and 109 from Brazil. We conducted a time-to-event analysis and estimated hazard ratios (HR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) using Cox proportional hazards models, with and without adjustment for metastatic disease...
April 15, 2018: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
Francesca La Rosa, Marina Saresella, Francesca Baglio, Federica Piancone, Ivana Marventano, Elena Calabrese, Raffaello Nemni, Enrico Ripamonti, Monia Cabinio, Mario Clerici
Amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI) conversion to Alzheimer's disease (AD) is seen in a sizable portion of aMCI patients; correlates predicting such conversion are poorly defined but neuroinflammation and the reactivation of chronic viral infections are suspected to play a role in this phenomenon. We analyzed these aspects in two homogeneous groups of aMCI who did or did not convert to AD over a 24-months period. Results showed that at baseline in those aMCI individuals who did not convert to AD: 1) Aβ1-42 stimulated production of the pro-inflammatory cytokines IL6 and IL1β by CD14+ cells was significantly reduced (p = 0...
December 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
Ting F Leung, Man F Tang, Agnes S Y Leung, Wilson W S Tam, Hing Y Sy, Gary W K Wong
BACKGROUND: Lung function growth occurs in most asthmatic children. A subgroup has subnormal lung function trajectory, but such data are limited in children. This prospective study characterized longitudinal changes of spirometric indices and fractional exhaled nitric oxide level (FeNO) among asthmatic children and identified their genetic and environmental determinants. METHODS: Chinese asthmatic children recruited from pediatric clinics underwent 5-year follow-up for pre-bronchodilator spirometric indices and FeNO...
November 23, 2017: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
Mukesh Verma, Sucai Liu, Lidia Michalec, Anand Sripada, Magdalena M Gorska, Rafeul Alam
BACKGROUND: IL-33 plays an important role in the development of experimental asthma. OBJECTIVE: We sought to study the role of the IL-33 receptor suppressor of tumorigenicity 2 (ST2) in the persistence of asthma in a mouse model. METHODS: We studied allergen-induced experimental asthma in ST2 knockout (KO) and wild-type control mice. We measured airway hyperresponsiveness by using flexiVent; inflammatory indices by using ELISA, histology, and real-time PCR; and type 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2s) in lung single-cell preparations by using flow cytometry...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
P Tríbulo, L G B Siqueira, L J Oliveira, T Scheffler, P J Hansen
Knowledge of the molecules used by the maternal reproductive tract to regulate development of the preimplantation embryo is largely incomplete. The goal of the present experiment was to identify candidates for this function. The approach was to assess expression patterns in the endometrium and oviduct of 93 genes encoding for hormones, growth factors, chemokines, cytokines, and WNT-related molecules. Results show that all of the genes were expressed in the reproductive tract. Expression in oviduct was affected by day of the estrous cycle for 21 genes with 11 genes having highest expression at estrus (CCL21, CTGF, CXCL10, CXCL16, DKK3, FGF10, IL18, IL33, IL34, PGF, and SFRP2), one gene at d 3 (WNT4), 8 at d 5 (BMP7, HGF, IL6, SFRP1, TGFB1, WIF1, WNT2, and WNT5A), and one at d 7 (IK)...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
Łukasz Labudda, Dominik Strapagiel, Joanna Karczewska-Golec, Piotr Golec
Four lytic phages, vB_KpnP_BIS33, vB_KpnP_IL33, and vB_KpnP_PRA33 of the Podoviridae family and vB_KpnM_BIS47 of the Myoviridae family, which act against animal-pathogenic Klebsiella pneumoniae strains, were isolated from sewage plants in Poland. They possess double-stranded DNA genomes of 41,697 bp, 41,335 bp, 40,605 bp, and 147,443 bp, respectively.
November 9, 2017: Genome Announcements
Hagar Taman, Christopher G Fenton, Inga V Hensel, Endre Anderssen, Jon Florholmen, Ruth H Paulssen
Background and Aims: Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic inflammatory disease that effects the gastrointestinal tract and is considered one of the most prominent and common forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). This study aimed to define and describe the entire transcriptomic landscape in a well-stratified, treatment-naïve UC patient population compared to control patients by using next-generation technology, RNA-Seq. Methods: Mucosal biopsies from treatment-naïve UC patients (n=14), and healthy controls (n=16) underwent RNA-Seq...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
Cornelia Deubelbeiss, Antonios G A Kolios, Florian Anzengruber, Lars E French, Nikhil Yawalkar, Werner Kempf, Katrin Kerl, Barbara Meier, Alexander A Navarini
BACKGROUND: Tumor necrosis factor α (TNFα) blocking drugs are in use for a wide range of autoimmune disorders. In up to 5% of patients, this class of drugs produces puzzling cutaneous side effects that are the subject of this investigation, namely psoriasiform and eczema-like skin inflammation. These side effects can occur after any time of treatment and regardless of the underlying disorders. The exact pathophysiology is as yet unknown. METHODS: A total of 33 patients (19 female, average age 52 years) who had a cutaneous reaction to infliximab, adalimumab or etanercept were included...
January 2018: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
Rihab Charrad, Wajih Kaabachi, Anissa Berraies, Kamel Hamzaoui, Agnès Hamzaoui
Interleukin-33 (IL-33) is one of the last discovered members of the human IL-1 family. It is involved in the pathogenesis of many inflammatory diseases. This study investigates the relationship between IL33 gene variants and serum protein levels with the development of childhood asthma. We analyzed in this case-control study the distribution of two IL33 polymorphisms, rs7044343 and rs1342326, within 200 Tunisian children, using predefined Taqman genotyping assays. IL-33 serum levels were assessed by commercial sandwich Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)...
October 3, 2017: Cytokine
Serge Nataf, Marc Barritault, Laurent Pays
We previously reported that, in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients with a progressive form of the disease, spinal cord periplaques extend distance away from plaque borders and are characterized by the co-occurrence of partial demyelination, astrocytosis and low-grade inflammation. However, transcriptomic analyses did not allow providing a comprehensive view of molecular events in astrocytes vs. oligodendrocytes. Here, we re-assessed our transcriptomic data and performed co-expression analyses to characterize astrocyte vs...
October 5, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Yuki Muroyama, Thomas R Nirschl, Christina M Kochel, Zoila Lopez-Bujanda, Debebe Theodros, Wendy Mao, Maria A Carrera-Haro, Ali Ghasemzadeh, Ariel E Marciscano, Esteban Velarde, Ada J Tam, Christopher J Thoburn, Muniza Uddin, Alan K Meeker, Robert A Anders, Drew M Pardoll, Charles G Drake
Radiotherapy (RT) enhances innate and adaptive antitumor immunity; however, the effects of radiation on suppressive immune cells, such as regulatory T cells (Treg), in the tumor microenvironment (TME) are not fully elucidated. Although previous reports suggest an increased Treg infiltration after radiation, whether these Tregs are functionally suppressive remains undetermined. To test the hypothesis that RT enhances the suppressive function of Treg in the TME, we selectively irradiated implanted tumors using the small animal radiation research platform (SARRP), which models stereotactic radiotherapy in human patients...
October 2, 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"