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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927127/vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-and-protein-level-in-pleural-effusion-for-differentiating-malignant-from-benign-pleural-effusion
#1
Da-Wei Wu, Wei-An Chang, Kuan-Ting Liu, Meng-Chi Yen, Po-Lin Kuo
Pleural effusion is associated with multiple benign and malignant conditions. Currently no biomarkers differentiate malignant pleural effusion (MPE) and benign pleural effusion (BPE) sensitively and specifically. The present study identified a novel combination of biomarkers in pleural effusion for differentiating MPE from BPE by enrolling 75 patients, 34 with BPE and 41 with MPE. The levels of lactate dehydrogenase, glucose, protein, and total cell, neutrophil, monocyte and lymphocyte counts in the pleural effusion were measured...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925950/targeting-host-cell-surface-nucleolin-for-rsv-therapy-challenges-and-opportunities
#2
Peter Mastrangelo, Michael J Norris, Wenming Duan, Edward G Barrett, Theo J Moraes, Richard G Hegele
Nucleolin (NCL) has been reported as a cellular receptor for the human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). We studied the effects of re-purposing AS1411, an anti-cancer compound that binds cell surface NCL, as a possible novel strategy for RSV therapy in vitro and in vivo. AS1411 was administered to RSV-infected cultures of non-polarized (HEp-2) and polarized (MDCK) epithelial cells and to virus-infected mice and cotton rats. Results of in vitro experiments showed that AS1411, used in micromolar concentrations, was associated with decreases in the number of virus-positive cells...
September 19, 2017: Vaccines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924090/porcine-alveolar-macrophage-polarization-is-involved-in-inhibition-of-porcine-reproductive-and-respiratory-syndrome-virus-prrsv-replication
#3
Longtao Wang, Shouping Hu, Qiang Liu, Yiru Li, Lu Xu, Zhuo Zhang, Xuehui Cai, Xijun He
Macrophage polarization is a process by which macrophages acquire a distinct phenotypic and functional profile in response to microenvironmental signals. The classically and alternatively activated (M1 and M2, respectively) macrophage phenotypes are defined by the specific molecular characteristics induced in response to prototypic pro- and anti-inflammatory cues. In this study, we used LPS/IFN-γ and IL-4 to stimulate porcine alveolar macrophages (PAMs) in vitro and investigated the expression changes of several novel markers during macrophage polarization...
September 17, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923601/beneficial-immunomodulatory-and-neuro-digestive-effect-in-trypanosoma-cruzi-infection-after-lycopodium-clavatum-13c-treatment
#4
Camila Fernanda Brustolin Aleixo, Fabiana Nabarro Ferraz, Paula Fernanda Massini, Carina Ribeiro Lopes, Gislaine Janaina Falkowski Temporini, Denise Lessa Aleixo, Silvana Marques de Araújo
Studies show that highly diluted medications demonstrate benefits in treating infections, constituting an alternative for their treatment. The present study evaluated the effects of Lycopodium clavatum, dynamization 13c, in Wistar rats infected with T. cruzi. In this study 42 male rats were intraperitoneally inoculated with T. cruzi - Y strain and allocated into groups: IC (infected control group) and Ly (treated with L. clavatum 13c). The cytokines dosage (IFN-γ, IL-12, IL-10, IL-4), quantification and morphometry of myenteric neurons were evaluated...
September 15, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923356/subcutaneous-injections-of-aluminum-at-vaccine-adjuvant-levels-activate-innate-immune-genes-in-mouse-brain-that-are-homologous-with-biomarkers-of-autism
#5
Dan Li, Lucija Tomljenovic, Yongling Li, Christopher A Shaw
Autism is a neurobehavioral disorder characterized by immune dysfunction. It is manifested in early childhood, during a window of early developmental vulnerability where the normal developmental trajectory is most susceptible to xenobiotic insults. Aluminum (Al) vaccine adjuvants are xenobiotics with immunostimulating and neurotoxic properties to which infants worldwide are routinely exposed. To investigate Al's immune and neurotoxic impact in vivo, we tested the expression of 17 genes which are implicated in both autism and innate immune response in brain samples of Al-injected mice in comparison to control mice...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923237/signals-that-drive-t-bet-expression-in-b-cells
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Arpita Myles, Patricia J Gearhart, Michael P Cancro
Transcription factors regulate various developmental and functional aspects of B cells. T-bet is a recently appreciated transcription factor associated with "Age-associated B cells" or ABCs, the development of autoimmunity, and viral infections. T-bet expression is favored by nucleic acid-containing antigens and immune complexes and is regulated by interplay between various cytokines, notably, the TFH cytokines IL-21, IL-4 and IFNγ. Adaptive signals by themselves cannot upregulate T-bet; however, they have a synergistic effect on induction of T-bet by innate receptors...
September 11, 2017: Cellular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917991/enhanced-expression-of-pd-l1-and-ifn-%C3%AE-on-dendritic-cells-is-associated-with-bcg-induced-th2-inhibition
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A C C Gouveia, F G Braga, M Mota, F M C Silva, A S S Brugiolo, E E Oliveira, M C Ayupe, H C Teixeira, A P Ferreira
Accumulating evidence indicates that the exposure to Mycobacterium bovis bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) prevents the development of allergy and the airway dendritic cells (DCs) may be involved in this protective effect. However, studies to better characterize the specific interactions between BCG and DCs and their role in this mycobacteria-mediated Th2 cell suppression are still ongoing. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of the neonatal BCG vaccination in the innate immune response in a mouse model of ovalbumin (OVA)-induced airway inflammation...
September 14, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917839/m2b-macrophage-polarization-accompanied-with-reduction-of-long-noncoding-rna-gas5
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Ichiaki Ito, Akira Asai, Sumihiro Suzuki, Makiko Kobayashi, Fujio Suzuki
Macrophages (Mϕ) are highly plastic and change their functional phenotypes depending on microenvironmental signals. Recent studies have shown that microRNAs are involved in the polarization of Mϕ. In this study, we demonstrated that the phenotype of M2bMϕ [CCL1(+) IL-10(+) LIGHT(+)] switches to other phenotypes with interchangeability attained through the increased expression of growth arrest-specific 5 RNA (GAS5 RNA), a long non-coding RNA. GAS5 RNA has been described as a silencer of the CCL1 gene. Various phenotypes of Mϕ were prepared from bone marrow-derived Mϕ (BMDMϕ) after stimulation with IFNγ [M(IFNγ)]/M1Mϕ, IL-4 [M(IL-4)]/M2aMϕ, LPS and immobilized IgG [M(LPS + IC)]/M2bMϕ, and IL-10 [M(IL-10)/M2cMϕ]...
September 13, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917316/humoral-and-cytokine-response-elicited-during-immunisation-with-recombinant-immune-mapped-protein-1-etimp-1-and-oocysts-of-eimeria-tenella
#9
Krishnendu Kundu, Rajat Garg, Saroj Kumar, Mrityunjay Mandal, Fiona M Tomley, Damer P Blake, Partha Sarathi Banerjee
Eimeria tenella, the causative agent of caecal coccidiosis, is a pathogenic gut dwelling protozoan which can cause severe morbidity and mortality in farmed chickens. Immune mapped protein-1 (IMP-1) has been identified as an anticoccidial vaccine candidate; in the present study allelic polymorphism was assessed across the IMP-1 coding sequence in E. tenella isolates from four countries and compared with the UK reference Houghton strain. Nucleotide diversity was low, limited to expansion/contraction of a CAG triplet repeat and five substitutions, three of which were non-synonymous...
September 15, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917204/murine-il-4%C3%AE-2-splice-variant-down-regulates-il-4-activities-independently-of-il-4r%C3%AE-binding-and-stat-6-phosphorylation
#10
Gil R Diogo, Adam Sparrow, Matthew J Paul, Alastair Copland, Peter J Hart, Szymon Stelter, Craig van Dolleweerd, Pascal M W Drake, Derek C Macallan, Rajko Reljic
IL-4 is a pleiotropic cytokine that is highly Th2 polarizing. The ratio of IL-4 and its splice variant IL-4Δ2 observed in human health and disease suggests a role for both isoforms. In the present study, the biological function of murine IL-4Δ2 and the potential mechanism of action were studied. We report for the first time the generation of a functional, recombinant murine IL-4Δ2 form which is suggestive of its possible biological role in this species. Recombinant murine IL-4Δ2 inhibited IL-4 mediated cellular processes in macrophages and lymphocytes...
September 13, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916732/il-4-producing-b-cells-regulate-t-helper-cell-dichotomy-in-type-1-and-type-2-controlled-diseases
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Ramona Hurdayal, Hlumani H Ndlovu, Mélanie Revaz-Breton, Suraj P Parihar, Justin Komguep Nono, Melissa Govender, Frank Brombacher
Interleukin-4 (IL-4)-induced T helper (Th) 2 cells promote susceptibility to the protozoan parasite Leishmania major, while conferring immunity to the intestinal trematode Schistosoma mansoni Here, we report that abrogation of IL-4 receptor alpha (IL-4Rα) signaling on B cells in BALB/c mice (mb1(cre)IL-4Rα(-/lox)) transformed nonhealer BALB/c to a healer phenotype with an early type 1 and dramatically reduced type 2 immune response and an absence of ulceration and necrosis during cutaneous leishmaniasis. From adoptive reconstitution and mixed bone-marrow chimera studies in B cell-deficient (µMT) mice, we reveal a central role for B cell-derived IL-4 and IL-4Rα in the optimal induction of the susceptible type 2 phenotype to L...
September 15, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916316/the-brucella-melitensis-m5-90%C3%AE-manb-live-vaccine-candidate-is-safer-than-m5-90-and-confers-protection-against-wild-type-challenge-in-balb-c-mice
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Junbo Zhang, Shuanghong Yin, Dewu Yi, Hong Zhang, Zhiqiang Li, Fei Guo, Chuangfu Chen, Weihuan Fang, Jiafu Wang
Brucellosis is a globally distributed zoonotic disease that causes animal and human diseases. Although effective, the current Brucella vaccines (strain M5-90 or others) have several drawbacks. The first is their residual virulence for animals and humans and the second is their inability to differentiate natural infection from that caused by vaccination. In the present study, Brucella melitensis M5-90 manB mutant (M5-90ΔmanB) was generated to overcome these drawbacks. M5-90ΔmanB showed significantly reduced survival in macrophages and mice, and induced strong protective immunity in BALB/c mice...
September 12, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916315/the-effect-of-immune-modulation-of-streptococcus-constellatus-sc10-strain-upon-acinetobactor-baumannii-infection
#13
Abdullah A Alyousef, Israa M S Al-Kadmy
Acinetobacter baumannii is a tiny, plump and rod-shaped Gram-negative coccobacillus, notorious as an opportunistic pathogen, which is now being considered by CDC as a serious public health threat. Preventing colonization may be a better therapeutic choice using microbiota to protect against A. baumannii transmission. Human microbiota not only regulates immune homeostasis as well provides essential health benefits therefore discovering the interface due microbiota in host immune system will allow to recognise novel immuno- or microbe-based therapies...
September 12, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916314/immunization-with-recombinant-gntr-plasmid-confers-protection-against-brucella-challenge-in-balb-c-mice
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Zhiqiang Li, Shuli Wang, Hui Zhang, Li Xi, Jinliang Zhang, Xiaogen Zhang, Jincheng Han, Junbo Zhang
It is essential to improve animal vaccine for brucellosis since conventional vaccines are residual virulent and poor protective effect, limit their applications. To solve these problems, the recombinant DNA vaccines were appeared, which could improve protective immunity and were attenuated to animals. In current research, the recombinant DNA vaccine (pVGntR) based on transcriptional regulator GntR of Brucella abortus (B. abortus) was constructed. The results show that pVGntR is significantly more protective than the conventional RB51 vaccine...
September 12, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915571/p62-plasmid-can-alleviate-diet-induced-obesity-and-metabolic-dysfunctions
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Tatiana Halenova, Oleksii Savchuk, Ludmila Ostapchenko, Andrey Chursov, Nathan Fridlyand, Andrey B Komissarov, Franco Venanzi, Sergey I Kolesnikov, Albert A Sufianov, Michael Y Sherman, Vladimir L Gabai, Alexander M Shneider
A high-calorie diet (HCD) induces two mutually exacerbating effects contributing to diet-induced obesity (DIO): impaired glucose metabolism and increased food consumption. A link between the metabolic and behavioral manifestations is not well understood yet. We hypothesized that chronic inflammation induced by HCD plays a key role in linking together the two components of diet-induced pathology. Based on this hypothesis, we tested if a plasmid (DNA vaccine) encoding p62 (SQSTM1) would alleviate DIO including its metabolic and/or food consumption abnormalities...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915064/the-immunopathologic-effects-of-mycoplasma-pneumoniae-and-cards-toxin-a-primate-model
#16
Diego J Maselli, Jorge L Medina, Edward G Brooks, Jacqueline J Coalson, Thirumalai R Kannan, Vicki T Winter, Molly Principe, Marianna P Cagle, Joel B Baseman, Peter H Dube, Jay I Peters
Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection has been linked to poor asthma outcomes. M. pneumoniae produces an ADP-ribosylating and vacuolating toxin called Community Acquired Respiratory Distress Syndrome (CARDS) toxin that has a major role in inflammation and airway dysfunction. The objective was to evaluate the immunopathological effects in primates exposed to M. pneumoniae or CARDS toxin. Thirteen baboons were exposed to M. pneumoniae or CARDS toxin. At day 7 and 14, bronchoalveolar lavage fluid was collected and analyzed for cell count, percent of each type of cell, CARDS toxin by PCR, CARDS toxin by antigen capture, eosinophilic cationic protein, and cytokine profiles...
September 15, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915062/a-recombinant-fragment-of-human-surfactant-protein-d-suppresses-basophil-activation-th2-and-b-cell-responses-in-grass-pollen-induced-allergic-inflammation
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Asif S Qaseem, Iesha Singh, Ansar A Pathan, Janice A Layhadi, Rebecca Parkin, Fedina Alexandra, Stephen R Durham, Uday Kishore, Mohamed H Shamji
RATIONALE: rfhSP-D has been shown to suppress house dust mite and Aspergillus fumigatus-induced allergic inflammation in murine models. OBJECTIVES: We sought to elucidate the effect of rfhSP-D on FcεRI and CD23-mediated grass pollen induced allergic inflammatory responses. METHODS: rfhSP-D, containing homotrimeric neck and lectin domains, was expressed in Escherichia coli BL21 (λDE3) pLysS. PBMCs and sera were obtained from grass pollen allergic individuals (n=27)...
September 15, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913994/mouse-model-of-il-17-dominant-rhinitis-using-polyinosinic-polycytidylic-acid
#18
Jun Sang Bae, Eun Hee Kim, Ji Hye Kim, Ji Hun Mo
Interleukin (IL)-17 plays an important role in rhinitis and the level thereof correlates with the severity of disease. However, no mouse model for IL-17-dominant rhinitis has yet been developed. Our objective was to establish a mouse model of IL-17-dominant rhinitis via intranasal application of polyinosinic-polycytidylic acid (abbreviated as Poly(I:C)). Mice were divided into 6 groups (n=8 for each group); 1) 1 negative control group, 2) 1 positive control group (OVA/alum model), 3) 2 Poly(I:C) groups (10 or 100 μg), and 4) 2 OVA/Poly(I:C) groups (10 or 100 μg)...
November 2017: Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912860/effects-of-hv-crrt-on-pct-tnf-%C3%AE-il-4-il-6-il-8-and-il-10-in-patients-with-pancreatitis-complicated-by-acute-renal-failure
#19
Changbo Liu, Mu Li, Shixiong Cao, Jianzhong Wang, Xiaoqiong Huang, Weizhen Zhong
The aim of the study was to investigate the effects of high-volume continuous renal replacement therapy (HV-CRRT) on procalcitonin (PCT), tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), interleukin-4 (IL-4), IL-6, IL-8 and IL-10 in acute pancreatitis complicated by acute renal failure. Eighty-six patients with acute pancreatitis complicated with acute renal failure were selected from September 2014 to September 2016 in our hospital, and were treated by continuous veno-venous hemofiltration (CVVH). The patients were randomly divided into the observation group, treated by the HV-CVVH model with a displacement rate of 4 l/h, and the control group, treated by the normal capacity model with a displacement rate of 2 l/h...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912775/shared-and-distinct-phenotypes-and-functions-of-human-cd161-v%C3%AE-7-2-t-cell-subsets
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Ayako Kurioka, Aminu S Jahun, Rachel F Hannaway, Lucy J Walker, Joannah R Fergusson, Eva Sverremark-Ekström, Alexandra J Corbett, James E Ussher, Christian B Willberg, Paul Klenerman
Human mucosal-associated invariant T (MAIT) cells are an important T cell subset that are enriched in tissues and possess potent effector functions. Typically such cells are marked by their expression of Vα7.2-Jα33/Jα20/Jα12 T cell receptors, and functionally they are major histocompatibility complex class I-related protein 1 (MR1)-restricted, responding to bacterially derived riboflavin synthesis intermediates. MAIT cells are contained within the CD161++ Vα7.2+ T cell population, the majority of which express the CD8 receptor (CD8+), while a smaller fraction expresses neither CD8 or CD4 coreceptor (double negative; DN) and a further minority are CD4+...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
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