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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088477/selected-scorpion-toxin-exposures-induce-cytokine-release-in-human-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells
#1
Gerardo Corzo, Gerardo Pavel Espino-Solis
A cytokine screening on human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) stimulated with selected scorpion toxins (ScTx's) was performed in order to evaluate their effect on human immune cells. The ScTx's chosen for this report were three typical buthid scorpion venom peptides, one with lethal effects on mammals Centruroides suffussus suffusus toxin II (CssII), another, with lethal effects on insects and crustaceans Centruroides noxius toxin 5 (Cn5), and one more without lethal effects Tityus discrepans toxin (Discrepin)...
January 11, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088384/the-signalling-mechanisms-of-a-novel-mitochondrial-complex-i-inhibitor-prevent-lipid-accumulation-and-attenuate-tnf-%C3%AE-induced-insulin-resistance-in-vitro
#2
Siobhán Leonard, Laura M Tobin, John B C Findlay
RTC-1 has recently been identified as a member of a new class of anti-diabetic compounds acting through the inhibition of complex I of the mitochondrial respiratory chain (NADH:ubiquinone oxidoreductase) to improve glucose handling and inhibit weight gain in mice fed a high-fat diet (HFD). The exact mechanism by which the reduced activity of NADH:ubiquinone oxidoreductase, in response to RTC-1, promotes these improved metabolic parameters remains to be established. Through extensive in vitro analysis, new molecular insights into these downstream signalling pathways have been obtained...
January 11, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087840/vibrio-cholerae-cholix-toxin-induced-hepg2-cell-death-is-enhanced-by-tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-through-ros-and-intracellular-signal-regulated-kinases
#3
Kohei Ogura, Yasuhiro Terasaki, Tohru Miyoshi-Akiyama, Mika Terasaki, Joel Moss, Masatoshi Noda, Kinnosuke Yahiro
Cholix toxin (Cholix) from Vibrio cholerae is a potent virulence factor exhibiting ADP-ribosyltransferase activity on eukaryotic elongation factor 2 (eEF2) of host cells, resulting in inhibition of protein synthesis. Administration of Cholix or its homologue Pseudomonas exotoxin A (PEA) to mice causes lethal hepatocyte damage. In this study, we demonstrate cytotoxicity of Cholix on immortalized human hepatocytes in the presence of tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α), which has been reported to play a fatal role in PEA administered to mice...
January 13, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087648/effect-of-in-vivo-neutralisation-of-tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-on-the-efficacy-of-antibiotic-treatment-in-systemic-salmonella-enterica-infections
#4
Omar Rossi, Andrew J Grant, Pietro Mastroeni
Immunity can co-operate with antibiotics, but can also antagonize drug efficacy by segregating the bacteria to areas of the body that are less accessible to antimicrobials, and by selecting for subpopulations with low division rates that are often difficult to eradicate. We studied the effect of an anti-inflammatory/immunosuppressive anti-TNFα treatment, which accelerates bacterial growth in the tissues and inhibits or reverses the formation of granulomas, on the efficacy of ampicillin and ciprofloxacin during a systemic Salmonella enterica infection of the mouse...
January 12, 2017: Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086768/probiotic-mixture-improves-fatty-liver-disease-by-virtue-of-its-action-on-lipid-profiles-leptin-and-inflammatory-biomarkers
#5
Hessah Mohammed Al-Muzafar, Kamal Adel Amin
BACKGROUND: A high fat diet has an essential role in the pathogenesis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). This condition is characterized by hepatic fat accumulation (steatosis) and is associated with obesity, diabetes, and fibrosis or cirrhosis of the liver. Probiotics may be useful in the treatment of steatosis. This study examined the effects of an ingested probiotic formulation on the lipid profiles, liver functions, leptin levels, and inflammatory marker levels of rats with NAFLD that had been induced via high fat and sucrose diet (HFSD)...
January 13, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079752/changes-in-dorsal-root-ganglion-gene-expression-in-response-to-spinal-cord-stimulation
#6
Dana M Tilley, David L Cedeño, Courtney A Kelley, Margaret DeMaegd, Ramsin Benyamin, Ricardo Vallejo
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) has been shown to influence pain-related genes in the spinal cord directly under the stimulating electrodes. There is limited information regarding changes occurring at the dorsal root ganglion (DRG). This study evaluates gene expression in the DRG in response to SCS therapy. METHODS: Rats were randomized into experimental or control groups (n = 6 per group). Experimental animals underwent spared-nerve injury, implantation of lead, and continuous SCS (72 hours)...
January 11, 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078862/a-placebo-controlled-trial-of-a-proprietary-lipid-lowering-nutraceutical-supplement-in-the-management-of-dyslipidemia
#7
M Houston, R Rountree, J Lamb, S Phipps, S Meng, B Zhang
There is an ever growing emergence in the popularity of patient-driven care. As this health and wellness model grows, inquiries into diet, lifestyle, and supplemental approaches will continue to become a focal point for the healthcare consumer. Because of this, the aim of this study is to determine the tolerability, and overall effectiveness of a proprietary multi-ingredient lipid-lowering supplement in subjects with dyslipidemia. Forty participants were recruited for a single-center, double-blind randomized, placebocontrolled trial...
October 2016: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077838/low-grade-metabolically-induced-inflammation-mediators-interleukin-6-adiponectin-and-tnf-%C3%AE-serum-levels-in-obese-pregnant-patients-in-the-perinatal-period
#8
Malgorzata Zembala-Szczerba, Andrzej Jaworowski, Hubert Huras, Dorota Babczyk, Robert Jach
BACKGROUND Obesity is a major clinical problem. The number of obese pregnant women is rising rapidly. The consequences of obesity are significant and affect every aspect of perinatal care for both the mother and the developing fetus. Adipose tissue may be responsible for chronic subclinical inflammation in obesity, being a source of inflammatory mediators. The study was designed to evaluate the analysis of the serum concentration of inflammatory mediators, including interleukin-6 (IL-6), tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), and adiponectin, in obese pregnant women at full-term pregnancies...
January 12, 2017: Medical Science Monitor Basic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077321/camkii%C3%AE-subtypes-differentially-regulate-infarct-formation-following-ex-vivo-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-through-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-tnf-%C3%AE
#9
Charles B B Gray, Takeshi Suetomi, Sunny Xiang, Erik A Blackwood, Christopher C Glembotski, Shigeki Miyamoto, B Daan Westenbrink, Joan Heller Brown
Deletion of Ca(2+/)calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II delta (CaMKIIδ) has been shown to protect against in vivo ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. It remains unclear which CaMKIIδ isoforms and downstream mechanisms are responsible for the salutary effects of CaMKIIδ gene deletion. In this study we sought to compare the roles of the CaMKIIδB and CaMKIIδC subtypes and the mechanisms by which they contribute to ex vivo I/R damage. WT, CaMKIIδKO, and mice expressing only CaMKIIδB or δC were subjected to ex vivo global ischemia for 25min followed by reperfusion...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077102/effects-of-aqueous-extracts-of-taraxacum-officinale-on-expression-of-tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-and-intracellular-adhesion-molecule-1-in-lps-stimulated-rmmvecs
#10
Ge Hu, Junjie Wang, Dong Hong, Tao Zhang, Huiqin Duan, Xiang Mu, Zuojun Yang
BACKGROUND: Mastitis gives rise to big financial burden to farm industry (mainly dairy production) and public health. Its incidence is currently high and therefore, highly effective treatments for therapy, especially with natural products are required. Taraxacum officinale has been reported to use for anti-inflammation. However, its effect on endothelium during mastitis has not been reported. METHODS: We firstly established inflammation experimental model of rat mammary microvascular endothelial cells (RMMVECs)...
January 11, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074537/neuroblastoma-causes-alterations-of-the-intestinal-microbiome-gut-hormones-inflammatory-cytokines-and-bile-acid-composition
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Christoph Castellani, Georg Singer, Margarita Kaiser, Thomas Kaiser, Jianfeng Huang, Daniela Sperl, Karl Kashofer, Guenter Fauler, Barbara Guertl-Lackner, Gerald Höfler, Holger Till
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of neuroblastoma (NB) on the intestinal microbiome, metabolism, and inflammatory parameters in a murine model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Athymic Hsd:Fox1nu mice received subperitoneal implantation of human NB cells (MHH-NB11) (tumor group, TG) or culture medium (sham group). Following 10 weeks of tumor growth, all animals were sacrificed to collect total white adipose tissue (WAT). Luminex assays were performed for gut hormone and inflammation marker analysis...
January 11, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074465/effects-of-alpha-lipoic-acid-on-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-rat-hindlimb-ischemia-model
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Arif Aydın, Alpagan Mustafa Yıldırım
BACKGROUND: This study was performed to evaluate the effect of alpha lipoic acid (ALA) on prevention of ischemia-reperfusion (IR) injury in rat hindlimb ischemia model. METHODS: Forty male Sprague Dawley rats weighing between 250 and 300 g were divided into 4 groups of 10 rats. Hindlimb composite island flaps were raised in all rats. Clamps were applied to femoral vessels of all subjects, but immediately released without causing ischemia in Group 1. In Group 2, after 4 hours of ischemia, 24 hours of reperfusion was performed...
November 2016: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072882/impact-of-dietary-protein-concentration-and-quality-on-immune-function-of-cats
#13
Nadine Paßlack, Barbara Kohn, Marcus G Doherr, Jürgen Zentek
Protein levels and quality in cat food can vary significantly and might affect immune function in various ways. In the present study, 3 diets with a low protein quality (LQ) and 3 diets with a high protein quality (HQ) were offered to 10 healthy adult cats for 6 weeks each, using a randomized cross-over design. The LQ and HQ diets differed in the collagen content and had low (36.7% and 36.2%), medium (45.0% and 43.3%) and high (56.1% and 54.9%) protein levels. At the end of each feeding period, blood was collected for phenotyping of leukocyte subsets, lymphocyte proliferation assay and cytokine measurements, phagocytosis assay and differential blood count...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072560/a-prostacyclin-analog-cicaprost-exhibits-potent-anti-inflammatory-activity-in-human-primary-immune-cells-and-a-uveitis-model
#14
Jenny W Wang, Chau Vu, Neil J Poloso
PURPOSE: To investigate the therapeutic potential of a prostacyclin (IP) receptor agonist for ocular inflammation and the effect on immune cells. METHODS: The anti-inflammatory activities of cicaprost were determined in primary human monocyte-derived macrophages and human monocyte-derived dendritic cells (MoDC), as well as a lipopolysaccharides (LPS)-induced rat uveitis model. Multiple cytokine release was measured by utilizing Luminex Technology. Prostacyclin (IP) Receptor expression was detected by reverse transcription-polymerase chain receptor...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070752/absence-of-macrophage-migration-inhibitory-factor-reduces-proliferative-retinopathy-in-a-mouse-model
#15
Jing Wang, Jihong Lin, Ulrike Kaiser, Paulus Wohlfart, Hans-Peter Hammes
AIMS: Ischemia-induced neovascularization is the key feature of proliferative diabetic retinopathy. Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) is a pleiotropic proinflammatory and proangiogenic cytokine, and its levels are elevated in the vitreous of patients with proliferative diabetic retinopathy. In this study, we aimed at investigating the relative potential of MIF in the ischemia-induced retinal neovascularization. METHODS: Both WT and MIF-knockout mice were subjected to the retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) model...
January 9, 2017: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069642/alpha-1-antitrypsin-enhances-islet-engraftment-by-suppression-of-instant-blood-mediated-inflammatory-reaction
#16
Jingjing Wang, Zhen Sun, Wenyu Gou, David B Adams, Wanxing Cui, Katherine A Morgan, Charlie Strange, Hongjun Wang
Islet cell transplantation has limited effectiveness because of an instant blood-mediated inflammatory reaction (IBMIR) that occurs immediately after cell infusion and leads to dramatic β cell death. In intraportal islet transplantation models using mouse and human islets, we demonstrated that alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT, Prolastin-C), a serine protease inhibitor used for the treatment of AAT deficiency, inhibits IBMIR and cytokine-induced inflammation in islets. In mice, more diabetic recipients reached normoglycemia after intraportal islet transplantation when they were treated with AAT compared to mice treated with saline...
January 9, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069066/anti-inflammatory-effect-of-resveratrol-in-human-coronary-arterial-endothelial-cells-via-induction-of-autophagy-implication-for-the-treatment-of-kawasaki-disease
#17
Fu-Chen Huang, Ho-Chang Kuo, Ying-Hsien Huang, Hong-Ren Yu, Sung-Chou Li, Hsing-Chun Kuo
BACKGROUND: Kawasaki disease (KD) is an acute febrile vasculitis in childhood, which is the leading cause of acquired heart disease in children. If untreated, KD can result in coronary aneurysms in 25% of patients, and even under intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) treatment, 10-20% of children will have IVIG resistance and increased risk of developing coronary arteritis complication. Additional therapies should be explored to decrease the incidence of coronary artery lesions and improve the prognosis in KD...
January 9, 2017: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068647/berberine-an-isoquinoline-alkaloid-suppresses-txnip-mediated-nlrp3-inflammasome-activation-in-msu-crystal-stimulated-raw-264-7-macrophages-through-the-upregulation-of-nrf2-transcription-factor-and-alleviates-msu-crystal-induced-inflammation-in-rats
#18
Palani Dinesh, MahaboobKhan Rasool
The current study was designed to investigate the therapeutic potential of berberine on monosodium urate (MSU) crystal stimulated RAW 264.7 macrophages and in MSU crystal induced rats. Our results indicate that berberine (25, 50 and 75μM) suppressed the levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines (interleukin-1beta (IL-1β) and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFα)) and intracellular reactive oxygen species in MSU crystal stimulated RAW 264.7 macrophages. The mRNA expression levels of IL-1β, caspase 1, nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain-like receptor pyrin domain containing 3 (NLRP3), thioredoxin interacting protein (TXNIP) and kelch-like ECH-associated protein 1 (Keap1) were found downregulated with the upregulation of nuclear factor erythroid-2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) transcription factor and its associated anti-oxidant enzymes: Heme oxygenase I (HO-1), superoxide dismutase (SOD1), glutathione peroxidase (GPx), NADPH quinone oxidoreductase-1 (NQO1) and catalase (CAT) in MSU crystal stimulated RAW 264...
January 6, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068646/sclareol-ameliorate-lipopolysaccharide-induced-acute-lung-injury-through-inhibition-of-mapk-and-induction-of-ho-1-signaling
#19
Yung-Hung Hsieh, Jeng-Shyan Deng, Hsin-Pao Pan, Jung-Chun Liao, Shyh-Shyun Huang, Guan-Jhong Huang
Sclareol is a natural fragrance compound that is used widely in the cosmetic and food industries. This study examined the effect of sclareol on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced acute lung injury (ALI) in mice. Mice were treated with sclareol 1h before an intratracheal (I.T.) LPS challenge to induce an ALI model. The effects on lung tissue and lung injury were evaluated 6h after LPS induction. Pretreatment with sclareol noticeably improved the LPS-induced histological alterations and edema in lung tissue. Sclareol also inhibited the release of pro-inflammatory mediators...
January 6, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068281/pathophysiological-role-of-adiponectin-leptin-and-asymmetric-dimethylarginine-in-the-process-of-atherosclerosis
#20
Daniela Iv Koleva, Maria M Orbetzova, Julia G Nikolova, Tanya I Deneva
Adipose tissue is recognized as a rich source of proinflammatory mediators that may directly contribute to vascular injury, insulin resistance, and atherogenesis. Many studies have shown that adiponectin has antiatherogenic and anti-inflammatory properties. Adiponectin acts not only as a factor increasing insulin sensitivity, and the protective effect may result from its ability to suppress production of proinflammatory cytokines. It negatively regulates the expression of TNF-alpha and C-reactive protein (CRP) in adipose tissue; reduces expression of vascular and intracellular adhesion molecules (VCAM-1, ICAM-1), E-selectin, interleukin-8 (IL-8)...
December 1, 2016: Folia Medica
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