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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29356123/serum-cytokine-profiling-in-cats-with-acute-idiopathic-cystitis
#1
M Parys, V Yuzbasiyan-Gurkan, J M Kruger
BACKGROUND: Feline idiopathic cystitis (FIC) is a common lower urinary tract disorder of domestic cats that resembles interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome (IC/PBS) in humans. Diagnosis of FIC is based on clinical signs and exclusion of other disorders because of a lack of specific pathologic findings or other objective biomarkers. Cytokines are potential noninvasive biomarkers to define the presence, severity, and progression of disease, and response to treatment. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this pilot study was to determine concentrations of selected cytokines in serum from healthy cats and cats with acute FIC...
January 22, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29355930/igg-from-atopic-dermatitis-patients-induces-il-17-and-il-10-production-in-infant-intrathymic-tcd4-and-tcd8-cells
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Fábio D R Sgnotto, Marilia G de Oliveira, Aline A L Lira, Amanda H S Inoue, Tiago O Titz, Raquel L Orfali, Luciana Bento-de-Souza, Maria N Sato, Valeria Aoki, Alberto J S Duarte, Jefferson R Victor
INTRODUCTION: Our group recently demonstrated that IgG modulates αβT cell cytokine production during the maturation process in the human thymus. The effects of this modulation are IgG repertoire dependent and can exert a systemic and long-term impact. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether IgG from atopic dermatitis (AD) patients can modulate cytokine production of infant intrathymic TCD4 and TCD8 cells in vitro. METHODS: Thymic tissues were obtained from newborn children from nonatopic mothers, and thymocytes were cultured for 6 days with purified IgG from AD patients or with intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) or mock conditions as controls...
January 22, 2018: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29355679/efficacy-and-safety-of-dupilumab-in-perennial-allergic-rhinitis-and-comorbid-asthma
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Steven F Weinstein, Rohit Katial, Shyamalie Jayawardena, Gianluca Pirozzi, Heribert Staudinger, Laurent Eckert, Vijay N Joish, Nikhil Amin, Jaman Maroni, Paul Rowe, Neil M H Graham, Ariel Teper
BACKGROUND: Dupilumab, an anti-IL-4Rα monoclonal antibody, inhibits IL-4/IL-13 signaling, key drivers of type 2/Th2 immune diseases (e.g. atopic/allergic disease). In a pivotal, phase 2b study (NCT01854047), dupilumab reduced severe exacerbations, improved lung function and quality of life, and was generally well tolerated in patients with uncontrolled persistent asthma despite using medium-to-high-dose inhaled corticosteroids plus long-acting β2-agonists. OBJECTIVE: To examine dupilumab's effect on the 22-item Sino-Nasal Outcome Test (SNOT-22) total score and its allergic rhinitis (AR)-associated items in asthma patients with comorbid perennial allergic rhinitis (PAR)...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29354854/immunological-features-and-efficacy-of-the-recombinant-subunit-vaccine-ltb-emy162-against-echinococcus-multilocularis-metacestode
#4
Runle Li, Quanyu Yang, Le Guo, Lin Feng, Wei Wang, Kunmei Liu, Feng Tang, Ri-Li Ge
Alveolar echinococcosis is a zoonotic disease caused by the infection of the larval stage Echinococcus multilocularis with worldwide distribution especially in the northwest China. It is important to develop a well-tolerated immunoprophylaxis against E. multilocularis for alveolar echinococcosis control. In this study, a prokaryotic expression system for recombinant immunogen LTB-EMY162 was established, and the immunological features, sensitized lymphocyte, IL-4/IFN-γ secreted, prophylactic effect, and therapeutic effect were also evaluated...
January 21, 2018: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29354299/ameliorative-effects-of-type-a-procyanidins-polyphenols-from-cinnamon-bark-in-compound-48-80-induced-mast-cell-degranulation
#5
Amit D Kandhare, Urmila M Aswar, Vishwaraman Mohan, Prasad A Thakurdesai
Allergic diseases are a significant health concern in developing countries. Type-A procyanidin polyphenols from cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum Blume) bark (TAPP-CZ) possesses antiasthmatic and antiallergic potential. The present study was aimed at the possible anti-allergic mechanism of TAPP-CZ against the compound 48/80 (C48/80)-induced mast cell degranulation in isolated rat peritoneal mast cells (RPMCs). TAPP-CZ (1, 3, 10, and 30 µg/ml) was incubated for 3 hours with isolated, purified RPMCs. The C48/80 (1 µg/ml) was used to induce mast cell degranulation...
December 2017: Anatomy & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353040/eupatilin-an-activator-of-ppar%C3%AE-inhibits-the-development-of-oxazolone-induced-atopic-dermatitis-symptoms-in-balb-c-mice
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Yujung Jung, Jin-Chul Kim, No-June Park, Sim-Kyu Bong, Sullim Lee, Hyun Jegal, Li Tai Jin, Sang Moo Kim, Yong Kee Kim, Su-Nam Kim
Eupatilin (5,7-dihydroxy-3',4',6-trimethoxyflavone) is the main lipophilic flavonoid obtained from the Artemisia species. Eupatilin has been reported to have anti-apoptotic, anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory activities. Previously, we found that eupatilin increases transcriptional activity and expression of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor α (PPARα) in a keratinocyte cell line and acts as an agonist of PPARα. PPARα agonists ameliorate atopic dermatitis (AD) and restore the skin barrier function...
January 15, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351788/elevated-inflammatory-cytokines-in-aqueous-cytokine-profile-in-hiv-1-infected-patients-with-cataracts-in-uganda
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Juliet Otiti-Sengeri, Robert Colebunders, Steven J Reynolds, Musa Muwonge, Getrude Nakigozi, Valerian Kiggundu, Fred Nalugoda, Damalie Nakanjako
BACKGROUND: Cataracts occur earlier among HIV-infected adults and this is attributed to various intraocular inflammatory processes that result in early degeneration. In this study we purposed to investigate whether HIV infected individuals with cataracts develop heightened intraocular inflammatory processes compared to their HIV negative counterparts by determining the concentration of 8 cytokines in the aqueous humour of HIV-positive adults with cataracts and their HIV-negative counterparts...
January 19, 2018: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351392/young-mice-expel-the-tapeworm-hymenolepis-diminuta-and-are-protected-from-colitis-by-triggering-a-memory-response-with-worm-antigen
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Toshio Arai, Fernando Lopes, Adam Shute, Arthur Wang, Derek M McKay
Infection with helminth parasites reduces the severity of concomitant inflammatory disease in adult mice. There is an alarming increase of IBD in children. It is important to determine if helminth therapy would be of value in pediatric IBD, and if triggering immunological memory to the worm would be anti-colitic. Three-week (young) and eight-week (adult) old Balb/c mice were infected with H. diminuta, and infectivity and T helper (TH)-2 immunity assessed. Other mice received H. diminuta {plus minus} a crude worm extract (HdE) 28-42 days post-infection (dpi) {plus minus} dinitrobenzene sulphonic acid (DNBS; 1...
January 4, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349911/identification-of-fish-source-vibrio-alginolyticus-and-evaluation-of-its-bacterial-ghosts-vaccine-immune-effects
#9
Ji Cao, Jiajun Zhang, Lin Ma, Lin Li, Wenchang Zhang, Jinnian Li
Vibrio alginolyticus (V. alginolyticus) is a common pathogen for humans and marine aquatic animals. Vibriosis of marine aquatic animals, caused by V. alginolyticus, has become more prevalent globally in recent years. Hence, a safe and effective vaccine is urgently needed for the control of this disease. Here, the strain 16-3 isolated from the large yellow croaker (Larimichthys crocea) suffered from canker was identified as V. alginolyticus based on morphological, biochemical, and 16S rDNA sequencing analysis...
January 19, 2018: MicrobiologyOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348819/recombinant-protein-of-haemonchus-contortus-small-gtpase-adp-ribosylation-factor-1-hcarf1-modulate-the-cell-mediated-immune-response-in-vitro
#10
Javaid Ali Gadahi, Muhammad Ehsan, Shuai Wang, Zhenchao Zhang, Ruofeng Yan, Xiaokai Song, Lixin Xu, Xiangrui Li
ADP-ribosylation factors (ARFs) are members of the Ras-related small GTPase family involved in the vesicular trafficking regulation. Immunomodulatory effects of these proteinson host cell arenot being addressed yet. H. contortus small GTPase ADP-ribosylation 1 gene (HcARF1) was cloned and recombinant protein of HcARF1 (rHcARF1) was successfully expressed in Escherichia coli. Binding activity of rHcARF1 to goat PBMCs was confirmed by immunofluorescence assay (IFA) and its immunomudulatory effects on cytokine secretion, cell proliferation, cell migration and nitric oxide production (NO) were observed by co-incubation of rHcARF1...
December 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345374/ship-negatively-regulates-type-ii-immune-responses-in-mast-cells-and-macrophages
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REVIEW
Peter Dobranowski, Laura M Sly
SHIP is a hematopoietic-specific lipid phosphatase that dephosphorylates PI3K-generated PI(3,4,5)-trisphosphate. SHIP removes this second messenger from the cell membrane blunting PI3K activity in immune cells. Thus, SHIP negatively regulates mast cell activation downstream of multiple receptors. SHIP has been referred to as the "gatekeeper" of mast cell degranulation as loss of SHIP dramatically increases degranulation or permits degranulation in response to normally inert stimuli. SHIP also negatively regulates Mϕ activation, including both pro-inflammatory cytokine production downstream of pattern recognition receptors, and alternative Mϕ activation by the type II cytokines, IL-4, and IL-13...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345367/cd300-family-receptors-regulate-eosinophil-survival-chemotaxis-and-effector-functions
#12
REVIEW
Perri Rozenberg, Hadar Reichman, Itay Moshkovits, Ariel Munitz
The CD300 family of receptors is an evolutionary conserved receptor family that belongs to the Ig superfamily and is expressed predominantly by the myeloid lineage. Over the past couple of years, accumulating data have shown that eosinophils express various Ig superfamily receptors that regulate key checkpoints in their biology including their maturation, transition from the bone marrow to the peripheral blood, migration, adhesion, survival, and effector functions in response to numerous activating signals such as IL-4, IL-33, and bacteria...
December 21, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345363/effects-of-il-10-and-th-2-cytokines-on-human-m%C3%AF-phenotype-and-response-to-csf1r-inhibitor
#13
Leon P Pradel, Andreas Franke, Carola H Ries
Tumor-associated Mφs display a plastic phenotype that is regulated by the local tumor milieu. Gene expression analysis and functional characterization of Mφs exposed in vitro to individual cytokines aids to delineate the cross-talk between defined cytokines shaping the complex Mφ phenotype. Human monocyte-derived Mφs can be differentiated in vitro with the T helper cell type 2 response cytokines IL-4 and IL-13 or the immunosuppressive IL-10. Notably, only the latter subset undergoes apoptosis when treated with the CSF 1 receptor (CSF1R) blocking antibody emactuzumab...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345057/sodium-chloride-inhibits-ifn-%C3%AE-%C3%A2-but-not-il-4-production-by-invariant-nkt-cells
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Dongjin Jeong, Hye Young Kim, Doo Hyun Chung
Invariant NKT (iNKT) cells are a distinct subset of T cells that exert Janus-like functions in vivo by producing IFN-γ and IL-4. Sodium chloride modulates the functions of various immune cells, including conventional CD4+ T cells and macrophages. However, it is not known whether sodium chloride affects iNKT cell function, so we addressed this issue. Sodium chloride inhibited IFN-γ, but not IL-4, production by iNKT cells upon TCR or TCR-independent (IL-12 and IL-18) stimulation in a dose-dependent manner. Consistently, sodium chloride reduced the expression level of tbx21, but not gata-3, in iNKT cells stimulated with TCR engagement or IL-12 + IL-18...
January 2018: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345045/the-in-vitro-release-of-cytokines-and-growth-factors-from-fibrin-membranes-produced-through-horizontal-centrifugation
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E S Lourenço, C F A B Mourão, P E C Leite, J M Granjeiro, M D Calasans-Maia, G G Alves
Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) membranes are biomaterials widely used for therapeutic purposes, and canonically produced through the processing of peripheral blood with fixed-angle rotor centrifuges. In this work, we evaluate the in vitro stability and release of cytokines and growth factors when these biomaterials are produced with a horizontal swing-out clinical centrifuge. Membranes produced from the blood of 14 donors were morphologically evaluated by scanning electron microscopy and fluorescence microscopy, and their stability was assessed by photographic recording after incubation in culture medium for up to 28 days...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344664/crucial-role-of-ox40-ox40l-signaling-in-a-murine-model-of-asthma
#16
Wei Lei, Daxiong Zeng, Gaoqin Liu, Yehan Zhu, Jiajia Wang, Hongya Wu, Junhong Jiang, Jianan Huang
The aim of the present study was to explore the roles of OX40/OX40 ligand (OX40L) signaling and OX40+ T cells in ovalbumin (OVA)‑induced mouse asthma model. Asthma was induced by OVA exposure and subsequent co‑treatment with OX40L protein, neutralizing anti‑OX40L blocking antibody, OX40+ T cells or PBS. The protein expression levels of interleukin (IL)‑4, IL‑6, IL‑13, IL‑17, tumor necrosis factor (TNF)‑α and interferon (IFN)‑γ in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) were examined using murine cytokine‑specific ELISA...
January 18, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344209/the-effect-of-royal-jelly-on-the-growth-of-breast-cancer-in-mice
#17
Shuang Zhang, Qiqi Shao, Haiyang Geng, Songkun Su
Due to various pharmacological properties, including antioxidative, anti-inflammatory and antibiotic properties, royal jelly (RJ) has been widely consumed in daily diets in numerous countries. In the present study, the effect of RJ on 4T1-bearing mice was investigated. The study was performed by feeding 4T1-bearing mice with RJ using either the prophylactic-therapeutic (PTRJ) or therapeutic (TRJ) method. The experimental results for the PTRJ group demonstrated that the weight of tumor was significantly reduced (RJ 0...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344090/overexpression-of-the-proneural-transcription-factor-ascl1-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-with-a-t-12-14-q23-2-q32-3
#18
Theodora Malli, Melanie Rammer, Sabrina Haslinger, Jonathan Burghofer, Sonja Burgstaller, Hans-Christian Boesmueller, Renate Marschon, Wolfgang Kranewitter, Martin Erdel, Sabine Deutschbauer, Gerald Webersinke
Background: Translocations of the IGH locus on 14q32.3 are present in about 8% of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and contribute to leukemogenesis by deregulating the expression of the IGH-partner genes. Identification of these genes and investigation of the downstream effects of their deregulation can reveal disease-causing mechanisms. Case presentation: We report on the molecular characterization of a novel t(12;14)(q23.2;q32.3) in CLL. As a consequence of the rearrangement ASCL1 was brought into proximity of the IGHJ-Cμ enhancer and was highly overexpressed in the aberrant B-cells of the patient, as shown by qPCR and immunohistochemistry...
2018: Molecular Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343807/house-dust-mite-induced-allergic-airway-disease-is-attenuated-in-cd11ccreil-4r%C3%AE-l%C3%A2-x-mice
#19
Natalie Eva Nieuwenhuizen, Frank Kirstein, Jennifer Claire Hoving, Frank Brombacher
The precise mechanisms leading to development of T helper type (Th)2-driven allergic responses are unknown. We aimed to determine how IL-4 receptor alpha (IL-4Rα) signaling on CD11c+ cells influences allergen-induced Th2 responses in mice. CD11ccreIL-4Rα-/l°x mice, deficient in IL-4Rα on dendritic cells and alveolar macrophages, were compared to IL-4Rα-/l°x littermate controls in models of allergic airway disease induced by OVA/alum, OVA alone or house dust mite. Cytokine responses, eosinophil and neutrophil infiltration into the lungs, airway hyperreactivity and mucus hypersecretion were evaluated after allergen challenge...
January 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343442/the-transcription-factor-stat6-mediates-direct-repression-of-inflammatory-enhancers-and-limits-activation-of-alternatively-polarized-macrophages
#20
Zsolt Czimmerer, Bence Daniel, Attila Horvath, Dominik Rückerl, Gergely Nagy, Mate Kiss, Matthew Peloquin, Marietta M Budai, Ixchelt Cuaranta-Monroy, Zoltan Simandi, Laszlo Steiner, Bela Nagy, Szilard Poliska, Csaba Banko, Zsolt Bacso, Ira G Schulman, Sascha Sauer, Jean-Francois Deleuze, Judith E Allen, Szilvia Benko, Laszlo Nagy
The molecular basis of signal-dependent transcriptional activation has been extensively studied in macrophage polarization, but our understanding remains limited regarding the molecular determinants of repression. Here we show that IL-4-activated STAT6 transcription factor is required for the direct transcriptional repression of a large number of genes during in vitro and in vivo alternative macrophage polarization. Repression results in decreased lineage-determining transcription factor, p300, and RNA polymerase II binding followed by reduced enhancer RNA expression, H3K27 acetylation, and chromatin accessibility...
January 16, 2018: Immunity
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