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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449189/reply-adalimumab-is-a-safe-option-for-psoriasis-patients-with-concomitant-hepatitis-b-or-c-infection-a-multicentre-cohort-study-of-37-patients-and-review-of-the-literature
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F Ricceri, L Pescitelli, L Lazzeri, A Di Cesare, F Prignano
We have read with interest the article by Piaserico et al. concerning the use of tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) blocking agent adalimumab in psoriatic patients with concomitant hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV). The authors describe 17 psoriatic patients affected by chronic HBV infection and 20 affected by chronic HCV who were successfully treated with adalimumab with no evidence of HBV or HCV reactivation in a mean follow-up period of 27 and 40 months, respectively. We have previously described our successful experience of treatment with anti-TNF-alpha therapy in 17 psoriatic patients (11 with past HBV infection, 5 with chronic HCV infection and one affected by both HBV and HCV) without the use of lamivudine or adenofovir, and can now report on long-term follow-up data (mean follow-up period of 60 months)...
April 27, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448535/alpha-1-antitrypsin-supplementation-improves-alveolar-macrophages-efferocytosis-and-phagocytosis-following-cigarette-smoke-exposure
#2
Karina A Serban, Daniela N Petrusca, Andrew Mikosz, Christophe Poirier, Angelia D Lockett, Lauren Saint, Matthew J Justice, Homer L Twigg, Michael A Campos, Irina Petrache
Cigarette smoking (CS), the main risk factor for COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) in developed countries, decreases alveolar macrophages (AM) clearance of both apoptotic cells and bacterial pathogens. This global deficit of AM engulfment may explain why active smokers have worse outcomes of COPD exacerbations, episodes characterized by airway infection and inflammation that carry high morbidity and healthcare cost. When administered as intravenous supplementation, the acute phase-reactant alpha-1 antitrypsin (A1AT) reduces the severity of COPD exacerbations in A1AT deficient (AATD) individuals and of bacterial pneumonia in murine models, but the effect of A1AT on AM scavenging functions has not been reported...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448210/body-composition-and-inflammatory-markers-in-pubertal-girls-comparison-between-athletes-and-non-athletic-controls
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Jaak Jürimäe, Kristel Võsoberg, Anna-Liisa Tamm, Katre Maasalu, Liina Remmel, Vallo Tillmann
Various inflammation parameters are increased with childhood obesity, but few comparable data are found in lean growing athletes. This study aims to characterize differences in 12 simultaneously measured inflammatory parameters between pubertal rhythmic gymnasts (RG) and untrained controls (UC), and to examine the relationship between body composition and inflammatory markers. Sixty 10-12-year-old girls were divided into RG (n = 30) and UC (n = 30). Fat mass (FM) and fat free mass (FFM) were measured by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry...
April 27, 2017: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446756/a-chemically-patterned-microfluidic-paper-based-analytical-device-c-%C3%A2%C2%B5pad-for-point-of-care-diagnostics
#4
Trinh Lam, Jasmine P Devadhasan, Ryan Howse, Jungkyu Kim
A chemically patterned microfluidic paper-based analytical device (C-µPAD) is developed to create fluidic networks by forming hydrophobic barriers using chemical vapor deposition (CVD) of trichlorosilane (TCS) on a chromatography paper. By controlling temperature, pattern size, and CVD duration, optimal conditions were determined by characterizing hydrophobicity, spreading patterns, and flow behavior on various sized fluidic patterns. With these optimal conditions, we demonstrated glucose assay, immunoassay, and heavy metal detection on well-spot C-µPAD and lateral flow C-µPAD...
April 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445093/dynamics-of-cytokine-like-activity-in-the-hyperplasic-ovary-of-ex-fissiparous-planarians
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Abdel Halim Harrath, Abdelhabib Semlali, Lamjed Mansour, Waleed Aldahmash, Suliman Y Al Omar, Mohamed S Al Anazi, Jens R Nyengaard, Saleh Alwasel
The origin of infertility in the hyperplasic ovary of ex-fissiparous planarians remains poorly understood. In a previous study we demonstrated that a complex process of early autophagy, followed by apoptotic processes, occurs in the hyperplasic ovary of the freshwater planarian Dugesia arabica. The present study aimed to investigate whether the mRNA expression levels of selected mRNA-like genes are altered in the hyperplasic ovary of the ex-fissiparous freshwater planarian D. arabica compared to the normal ovary...
February 2017: Biological Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444889/invasive-fungal-infections-in-paediatric-patients-treated-with-macromolecular-immunomodulators-other-than-tumour-necrosis-alpha-inhibitors
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REVIEW
Ioannis Kyriakidis, Athanasios Tragiannidis, Ilse Zündorf, Andreas H Groll
An expanding list of immunomodulatory or immunosuppressive monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) and biologic therapeutics is currently entering clinical practice, particularly in the areas of oncology, transplantation and autoimmune disorders. These agents are directed against molecules or cells involved in inflammation and immunity and may therefore be associated with serious and opportunistic infections. The purpose of this review was to critically analyse the literature on invasive fungal infections (IFIs) occurring in association with mAbs and fusion proteins other than tumour necrosis alpha (TNF-α) inhibitors, including therapeutics modulating T-cell-mediated pathologies (muromonab, abatacept, belatacept, ipilimumab, basiliximab, daclizumab), inducing lymphopenia (alemtuzumab), depleting CD20+ B cells (rituximab) and interfering with various targets (anakinra, natalizumab, blodalumab, ixekizumab and others) with a focus on children, and to provide a framework of evaluating the risk for IFIs in this population...
April 26, 2017: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444107/apelin-13-inhibits-lipoprotein-lipase-expression-via-the-apj-pkc%C3%AE-mir-361-5p-signaling-pathway-in-thp-1-macrophage-derived-foam-cells
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Xin Zhang, Qiong Ye, Duo Gong, Yuan Lv, Haipeng Cheng, Chong Huang, Lingyan Chen, Zhenwang Zhao, Liang Li, Xie Wei, Min Zhang, Xiaodan Xia, Xiaohua Yu, Xilong Zheng, Shuzhi Wang, Zongbao Wang, Chaoke Tang
Atherosclerotic lesions are characterized by the accumulation of abundant lipids and chronic inflammation. Previous researches have indicated that macrophage-derived lipoprotein lipase (LPL) promotes atherosclerosis progression by accelerating lipid accumulation and pro-inflammatory cytokine secretion. Although apelin-13 has been regarded as an atheroprotective factor, it remains unclear whether it can regulate the expression of LPL. The aim of this study was to explore the effects of apelin-13 on the expression of LPL and the underlying mechanism in THP-1 macrophage-derived foam cells...
April 21, 2017: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442538/peripheral-tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-tnf-%C3%AE-modulates-amyloid-pathology-by-regulating-blood-derived-immune-cells-and-glial-response-in-the-brain-of-ad-tnf-transgenic-mice
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Evi Paouri, Ourania Tzara, Georgia-Ioanna Kartalou, Sofia Zenelak, Spiros Georgopoulos
Increasing evidence has suggested that systemic inflammation along with local brain inflammation can play a significant role in Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathogenesis. Identifying key molecules that regulate the crosstalk between the immune and the central nervous system can provide potential therapeutic targets. TNF-α is a pro-inflammatory cytokine implicated in the pathogenesis of systemic inflammatory and neurodegenerative diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and AD. Recent studies have reported that anti-TNF-α therapy or RA itself can modulate AD pathology, although the underlying mechanism is unclear...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442110/ethanolic-extracts-of-babandotan-leaves-ageratum-conyzoides-l-prevents-inflammation-and-proteoglycan-degradation-by-inhibiting-tnf-%C3%AE-and-mmp-9-on-osteoarthritis-rats-induced-by-monosodium-iodoacetate
#9
Anton Bahtiar, Mutiara Nurazizah, Tirza Roselina, Anita Paulina Tambunan, Ade Arsianti
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the effects of Ageratum conyzoides L. on the monosodium iodoacetate induced osteoarthritis rats. METHODS: Thin layer chromatography was performed to analyze the constituents of the babandotan extract leaves. White male Sprague-Dawley rats used in this study were divided into 6 groups: normal control and negative control groups, both given 0.5% carboxymethyl cellulose; the positive control group that was given glucosamine and chondroitin suspension (486 mg/200 g B...
March 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442041/cytokine-gene-expression-at-the-maternal-fetal-interface-after-somatic-cell-nuclear-transfer-pregnancies-in-small-ruminants
#10
Heloisa M Rutigliano, Amanda Wilhelm, Justin Hall, Bi Shi, Qinggang Meng, Rusty Stott, Thomas D Bunch, Kenneth L White, Christopher J Davies, Irina A Polejaeva
The present retrospective study investigated pregnancy rates, the incidence of pregnancy loss and large offspring syndrome (LOS) and immune-related gene expression of sheep and goat somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) pregnancies. We hypothesised that significantly higher pregnancy losses observed in sheep compared with goat SCNT pregnancies are due to the increased amounts of T-helper 1 cytokines and proinflammatory mediators at the maternal-fetal interface. Sheep and goat SCNT pregnancies were generated using the same procedure...
April 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441778/gene-expression-analysis-before-and-after-treatment-with-adalimumab-in-patients-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-identifies-molecular-pathways-associated-with-response-to-therapy
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Marzia Dolcino, Elisa Tinazzi, Andrea Pelosi, Giuseppe Patuzzo, Francesca Moretta, Claudio Lunardi, Antonio Puccetti
The etiology of Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is still unknown and the identification of the involved molecular pathogenetic pathways is a current challenge in the study of the disease. Adalimumab (ADA), an anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha agent, is used in the treatment of AS. We aimed at identifying pathogenetic pathways modified by ADA in patients with a good response to the treatment. Gene expression analysis of Peripheral Blood Cells (PBC) from six responders and four not responder patients was performed before and after treatment...
April 24, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440766/unfavorable-cytokine-and-adhesion-molecule-profiles-during-and-after-pregnancy-in-women-with-gestational-diabetes-mellitus
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María Del Mar Roca-Rodríguez, Cristina López-Tinoco, Álvaro Fernández-Deudero, Mora Murri, María Victoria García-Palacios, María Del Amor García-Valero, Francisco José Tinahones, Manuel Aguilar-Diosdado
BACKGROUND: Gestational diabetes mellitus is a significant risk factor for metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease. AIMS: To assess the relationships between components of the metabolic syndrome and cytokine and adhesion molecule levels in women with GDM during pregnancy and after delivery. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A prospective case-control study on a sample of 126 pregnant women (63 with and 63 without gestational diabetes mellitus). In an intra-subject analysis, 41 women with history of gestational diabetes mellitus and 21 controls were re-assessed in the postpartum period...
January 2017: Endocrinol Diabetes Nutr
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440716/exercise-reduced-pentraxin-3-levels-produced-by-endotoxin-stimulated-human-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-in-obese-individuals
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Aaron L Slusher, Yoshimi Shibata, Michael Whitehurst, Arun Maharaj, Justin M Quiles, Chun-Jung Huang
The purpose of this study was to determine whether obesity would reduce the capacity of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) to produce the anti-inflammatory protein pentraxin 3 (PTX3) in response to ex vivo stimulation with lipopolysaccharide (LPS), and if acute aerobic exercise would enhance this PTX3 production capacity. In addition, the inter-relationships of LPS-induced PTX3 with the inflammatory cytokines (interleukin 6 [IL-6], IL-10, and tumor necrosis factor alpha) were examined. Twenty-one healthy subjects (10 obese and 11 normal-weight) performed an acute bout of aerobic exercise at 75% VO2max...
January 1, 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438224/early-strong-intrathecal-inflammation-in-cerebellar-type-multiple-system-atrophy-by-cerebrospinal-fluid-cytokine-chemokine-profiles-a-case-control-study
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Ryo Yamasaki, Hiroo Yamaguchi, Takuya Matsushita, Takayuki Fujii, Akio Hiwatashi, Jun-Ichi Kira
BACKGROUND: The pathology of multiple system atrophy cerebellar-type (MSA-C) includes glial inflammation; however, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) inflammatory cytokine profiles have not been investigated. In this study, we determined CSF cytokine/chemokine/growth factor profiles in MSA-C and compared them with those in hereditary spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA). METHODS: We collected clinical data and CSF from 20 MSA-C patients, 12 hereditary SCA patients, and 15 patients with other non-inflammatory neurological diseases (OND), and measured 27 cytokines/chemokines/growth factors using a multiplexed fluorescent bead-based immunoassay...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435890/gene-expression-profile-of-human-cytokines-in-response-to-burkholderia-pseudomallei-infection
#15
Shivankari Krishnananthasivam, Harindra Darshana Sathkumara, Enoka Corea, Mohan Natesan, Aruna Dharshan De Silva
Melioidosis is an underreported infectious disease, caused by the Gram-negative bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei. Understanding the disease susceptibility and pathogenesis is crucial for developing newer diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for this life-threatening infection. In this study, we aimed to analyze the gene expression levels of important cytokines in melioidosis patients and establish useful correlates with disease biomarkers compared to cases of sepsis infection caused by other pathogens and healthy individuals...
March 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433563/aryl-thiosemicarbazones-in-vitro-and-immunomodulatory-activities-against-l-amazonensis
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Aline Caroline da Silva, Thiago André Ramos Dos Santos, Isis Viviane Bezerra da Silva, Marcos Victor Gregório de Oliveira, Diogo Rodrigo Magalhães Moreira, Ana Cristina Lima Leite, Valéria Rêgo Alves Pereira
Leishmaniasis is an infection caused by different species of Leishmania genus. Currently, there is no vaccine available for Leishmania infections in humans and conventional treatments are limited due to side effects. Therefore, the development of new antileishmanial drugs is an urgent need. In present study, we evaluated the cytotoxicity in host cells, leishmanicidal activity and immunomodulatory potential of seven aryl thiosemicarbazones. Host cell cytotoxicity was determined in peritoneal macrophages of BALB/c mouse, antiparasitic activity was determined against promastigotes and amastigotes of WHOM/00LTB 0016 strain of L...
April 19, 2017: Experimental Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433069/assessment-of-therapeutic-effect-of-human-choriogonadotropin-in-a-chemical-cystitis-model
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Serhat Tanik, Kürsad Zengin, Sebahattin Albayrak, Abdullah Gurel, Muhittin Atar, Sevinc Sahin, Nevin Tuzcu, Mehmet Tuzcu, Muhammet Abdurrahim Imamoglu, Mesut Gurdal
In this study, female rats induced with chemical cystitis were administered the hormone human choriogonadotropin (HCG), and it was aimed to reveal the usefulness of HCG in the treatment of interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome. The materials for this study were 32 Wistar albino female rats. The study groups were formed as follows: the cystitis group (Group 1), the cystitis + HCG protection group (Group 2), the cystitis + HCG treatment group (Group 3), and the control group (Group 4), with eight rats in each group...
May 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432986/the-effects-of-thymoquinone-on-hippocampal-cytokine-level-brain-oxidative-stress-status-and-memory-deficits-induced-by-lipopolysaccharide-in-rats
#18
Rahimeh Bargi, Fereshteh Asgharzadeh, Farimah Beheshti, Mahmoud Hosseini, Hamid Reza Sadeghnia, Majid Khazaei
OBJECTIVE: The study objective was to determine the protective effects of thymoquinone (TQ) on brain tissues oxidative stress status, hippocampal cytokine level, and learning and memory deficits induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) in rats. METHODS: Animals were randomly divided into the following groups and treated: (1) Control (saline), (2) LPS (1mg/kg i.p.), (3-5) 2, 5 or 10mg/kg TQ extract 30min before LPS injection. The treatment was started since two weeks before the behavioral experiments and continued during the behavioral tests (LPS injected 2h before each behavioral experiment)...
April 19, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432719/effect-of-ficus-carica-leaf-extract-on-the-gene-expression-of-selected-factors-in-hacat-cells
#19
Murat Turkoglu, Erkin Pekmezci, Songul Kilic, Cihat Dundar, Hakan Sevinc
BACKGROUND: Ficus carica Linn. (Fc), common fig, has been traditionally used for many metabolic, cardiovasculary, respiratory, gastrointestinal, and skin disorders. Several studies were performed showing its anti-inflammatory, anti-angiogenic, anticancerogenic, and tissue-protective effects. In all of those studies, the positive effects of Fc were concluded as the result of its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory features due to the polyphenols it contains. AIMS: To study the phenolic compounds of Fc extract and to investigate the molecular basis of anti-inflammatory, anti-angiogenic, antimitotic, and anti-androgenic effects of Fc leaf extract in vitro...
April 22, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432523/hypothesis-free-analyses-from-a-large-psoriatic-arthritis-cohort-support-merger-to-consolidated-peripheral-arthritis-definition-without-subtyping
#20
Daniel Stekhoven, Almut Scherer, Michael J Nissen, Véronique Grobéty, Nikhil Yawalkar, Peter M Villiger, Burkhard Möller
Current ClASsification criteria for Psoriatic ARthritis classification criteria for psoriatic arthritis (PsA) provide a preliminary definition of inflammatory articular disease. This study aimed to further characterize PsA peripheral arthritis using purely data-driven approaches for the affected joint distribution pattern. PsA patients from the Swiss Clinical Quality Management in Rheumatic Diseases (SCQM) database were clustered according to similarities in 66 swollen and in 68 tender joints. Clusters were compared in terms of other disease characteristics and studied for coincidence with traditional PsA subtypes, stability over time and treatment response upon first tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) therapy...
April 22, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
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