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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829246/ppe27-in-mycobacterium-smegmatis-enhances-mycobacterial-survival-and-manipulates-cytokine-secretion-in-mouse-macrophages
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Guoping Yang, Tao Luo, Changfeng Sun, Jinning Yuan, Xuan Peng, Chunxi Zhang, Xiaoqian Zhai, Lang Bao
Mycobacterium tuberculosis PE/PPE family proteins play a vital role in antigenic diversity, host-pathogen interactions, and immune evasion. As secreted by ESX-5 system, M. tuberculosis PPE27 is related to the growth and virulence of the bacilli. In this study, we expressed PPE27 in the nonpathogenic fast growing Mycobacterium smegmatis. We found that the recombinant strain exhibits higher survival rate under several hostile conditions in vitro and longer persistence in mouse tissues. The survival of the recombinant strains was also enhanced in the mouse macrophage ANA-1, accompanied by higher level of host cell death, higher secretion of tumor necrosis factor-alpha, and a slightly higher amount of interleukin (IL)-1β, which could be abolished by the nuclear factor-κB, p38, and ERK inhibitors...
August 22, 2017: Journal of Interferon & Cytokine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829204/adalimumab-for-treating-childhood-plaque-psoriasis-a-clinical-trial-evaluation
#2
Vito Di Lernia
Most systemic therapies have not been systematically investigated in moderate to severe childhood plaque psoriasis. Evidence on the efficacy and safety of systemic treatments is limited and therapeutic guidelines are lacking. Recently adalimumab, a fully human monoclonal antibody that binds tumor necrosis factor (TNF)- alpha, was investigated in childhood psoriasis. Adalimumab is licensed for many inflammatory conditions including chronic plaque psoriasis in adults. Areas covered: A randomized phase III study published provided favourable efficacy and safety data of adalimumab in childhood psoriasis...
August 22, 2017: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828860/potential-resolved-electrochemiluminescence-for-simultaneous-determination-of-triple-latent-tuberculosis-infection-markers
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Bin Zhou, Mingyao Zhu, Yan Hao, Peihui Yang
A novel electrochemiluminescence (ECL) immunosensor based on the potential-resolved strategy was firstly developed for simultaneous determination of triple latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) markers with high sensitivity, interferon-gamma (IFN-γ), tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α), and interleukin (IL)-2. In this work, luminol and self-prepared carbon quantum dots and CdS quantum dots were integrated onto gold nanoparticles and magnetic bead in sequence to fabricate potential-resolved ECL nanoprobes with signal amplification...
August 22, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827783/ccdc3-a-new-p63-target-involved-in-regulation-of-liver-lipid-metabolism
#4
Wenjuan Liao, Hongbing Liu, Yiwei Zhang, Ji Hoon Jung, Jiaxiang Chen, Xiaohua Su, Yeong C Kim, Elsa R Flores, San Ming Wang, Malwina Czarny-Ratajczak, Wen Li, Shelya X Zeng, Hua Lu
TAp63, a member of the p53 family, has been shown to regulate energy metabolism. Here, we report coiled coil domain-containing 3 (CCDC3) as a new TAp63 target. TAp63, but not ΔNp63, p53 or p73, upregulates CCDC3 expression by directly binding to its enhancer region. The CCDC3 expression is markedly reduced in TAp63-null mouse embryonic fibroblasts and brown adipose tissues and by tumor necrosis factor alpha that reduces p63 transcriptional activity, but induced by metformin, an anti-diabetic drug that activates p63...
August 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827766/antibacterial-activity-and-effect-on-gingival-cells-of-microwave-pulsed-non-thermal-atmospheric-pressure-plasma-in-artificial-saliva
#5
Sang-Hee Seo, Ihn Han, Han Seol Lee, Jin Joo Choi, Eun Ha Choi, Kyoung-Nam Kim, Gyungsoon Park, Kwang-Mahn Kim
Although various oral pathogens are inactivated by non-thermal atmospheric pressure plasma (NTAPP), the in vivo effects of NTAPP are poorly understood. The first aim of this study was to examine the antibacterial activity of microwave-pulsed NTAPP against Staphylococcus aureus in artificial saliva to mimic oral environmental conditions. The second aim was to determine the influence of microwave-pulsed NTAPP on human gingival fibroblasts (HGFs). The microwave-pulsed NTAPP reduced bacterial viability (as measured by colony forming units [CFU]) to a greater extent in artificial saliva than in saline...
August 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827021/toward-cure-chronic-hepatitis-b-infection-and-hepatocellular-carcinoma-prevention-lessons-learned-from-nucleos-t-ide-analogues-therapy
#6
REVIEW
Soheil Tavakolpour, Hajar Sadat Mirsafaei, Somayeh Elkaei Behjati, Meisam Akhlaghdoust, Shahnaz Sali
Nucleos(t)ide analogues (NAs) could successfully suppress hepatitis B virus (HBV) replication in patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB). However, due to probable development of drug resistance or low/delayed response, these treatments may not be satisfactory. In addition to the HBV DNA polymerase inhibiting activity, these drugs could lead to changes in cytokines profiles. It is important to monitor these changes so that they could be used as target of treatment. Evaluating the previously reported immune responses due to NAs treatments, it was concluded that interferon-gamma (IFN-γ), tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α), interleukin-4 (IL-4), and IL-12 increase after the treatment...
August 4, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822765/local-radiotherapy-reduces-circulating-tumor-cells-and-metastatic-progression-role-of-circulating-cell-detection-in-response-to-vascular-damaging-therapies
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Nathan A Koonce, Mazen A Juratli, Chengzhong Cai, Mustafa Sarimollaoglu, Yulian A Menyaev, Judy Dent, Charles M Quick, Ruud P M Dings, Dmitry Nedosekin, Vladimir Zharov, Robert J Griffin
Noninvasive biological readouts of tumor metastatic risk and therapeutic efficacy are needed as healthcare costs rise. Conventional imaging modalities are expensive; require significant periods of time to see appreciable change and repetitive use increases risk of hazardous side effects. Utilizing circulating tumor cells (CTCs) as a minimally invasive biological readout of tumor progression or therapeutic response is increasingly being studied. While focus has primarily been on the predictive value of naturally occurring CTCs, a more recent effort has emerged regarding the potential consequence of therapy induced CTCs...
August 16, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821332/interleukin-8-and-tumor-necrosis-factor-predict-acute-kidney-injury-after-pediatric-cardiac-surgery
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Christina A de Fontnouvelle, Jason H Greenberg, Heather R Thiessen-Philbrook, Michael Zappitelli, Jeremy Roth, Kathleen F Kerr, Prasad Devarajan, Michael Shlipak, Steven Coca, Chirag R Parikh
BACKGROUND: Inflammation is a key component of both acute kidney injury (AKI) and response to cardiopulmonary bypass. Because AKI poses risks to children after cardiac surgery, we investigated the value of inflammatory biomarkers interleukin-8 (IL-8) and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFα) for predicting AKI and other complications. METHODS: We enrolled 412 children between the ages of 1 month and 18 years undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass for cardiac surgery. We collected blood both preoperatively and postoperatively (within 6 hours post-surgery) and measured plasma IL-8 and TNFα...
August 16, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821274/candidate-inflammatory-biomarkers-display-unique-relationships-with-alpha-synuclein-and-correlate-with-measures-of-disease-severity-in-subjects-with-parkinson-s-disease
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Lori N Eidson, George T Kannarkat, Christopher J Barnum, Jianjun Chang, Jaegwon Chung, Chelsea Caspell-Garcia, Peggy Taylor, Brit Mollenhauer, Michael G Schlossmacher, Larry Ereshefsky, Mark Yen, Catherine Kopil, Mark Frasier, Kenneth Marek, Vicki S Hertzberg, Malú G Tansey
BACKGROUND: Efforts to identify fluid biomarkers of Parkinson's disease (PD) have intensified in the last decade. As the role of inflammation in PD pathophysiology becomes increasingly recognized, investigators aim to define inflammatory signatures to help elucidate underlying mechanisms of disease pathogenesis and aid in identification of patients with inflammatory endophenotypes that could benefit from immunomodulatory interventions. However, discordant results in the literature and a lack of information regarding the stability of inflammatory factors over a 24-h period have hampered progress...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821221/acute-penicillium-marneffei-infection-stimulates-host-m1-m2a-macrophages-polarization-in-balb-c-mice
#10
Xiaoying Dai, Congzheng Mao, Xiuwan Lan, Huan Chen, Meihua Li, Jing Bai, Jingmin Deng, Qiuli Liang, Jianquan Zhang, Xiaoning Zhong, Yi Liang, Jiangtao Fan, Honglin Luo, Zhiyi He
BACKGROUND: Penicillium marneffei (P. marneffei) is a thermally dimorphic fungus pathogen that causes fatal infection. Alveolar macrophages are innate immune cells that have critical roles in protection against pulmonary fungal pathogens and the macrophage polarization state has the potential to be a deciding factor in disease progression or resolution. The aim of this study was to investigate mouse alveolar macrophage polarization states during P. marneffei infection. RESULTS: We used enzyme-linked immunosorbent (ELISA) assays, quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR), and Griess, arginase activity to evaluate the phenotypic markers of alveolar macrophages from BALB/C mice infected with P...
August 18, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820959/takinib-a-selective-tak1-inhibitor-broadens-the-therapeutic-efficacy-of-tnf-%C3%AE-inhibition-for-cancer-and-autoimmune-disease
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Juliane Totzke, Deepak Gurbani, Rene Raphemot, Philip F Hughes, Khaldon Bodoor, David A Carlson, David R Loiselle, Asim K Bera, Liesl S Eibschutz, Marisha M Perkins, Amber L Eubanks, Phillip L Campbell, David A Fox, Kenneth D Westover, Timothy A J Haystead, Emily R Derbyshire
Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) has both positive and negative roles in human disease. In certain cancers, TNF-α is infused locally to promote tumor regression, but dose-limiting inflammatory effects limit broader utility. In autoimmune disease, anti-TNF-α antibodies control inflammation in most patients, but these benefits are offset during chronic treatment. TAK1 acts as a key mediator between survival and cell death in TNF-α-mediated signaling. Here, we describe Takinib, a potent and selective TAK1 inhibitor that induces apoptosis following TNF-α stimulation in cell models of rheumatoid arthritis and metastatic breast cancer...
August 17, 2017: Cell Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820494/immune-response-patterns-and-next-generation-sequencing-diagnostics-for-the-detection-of-mycoses-in-patients-with-septic-shock-results-of-a-combined-clinical-and-experimental-investigation
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Sebastian O Decker, Annette Sigl, Christian Grumaz, Philip Stevens, Yevhen Vainshtein, Stefan Zimmermann, Markus A Weigand, Stefan Hofer, Kai Sohn, Thorsten Brenner
Fungi are of increasing importance in sepsis. However, culture-based diagnostic procedures are associated with relevant weaknesses. Therefore, culture- and next-generation sequencing (NGS)-based fungal findings as well as corresponding plasma levels of β-d-glucan, interferon gamma (INF-γ), tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), interleukin (IL)-2, -4, -6, -10, -17A, and mid-regional proadrenomedullin (MR-proADM) were evaluated in 50 septic patients at six consecutive time points within 28 days after sepsis onset...
August 18, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820283/n-3-pufas-induce-inflammatory-tolerance-by-formation-of-keap1-containing-sqstm1-p62-bodies-and-activation-of-nfe2l2
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Jennifer Mildenberger, Ida Johansson, Ismail Sergin, Eli Kjøbli, Jan Kristian Damås, Babak Razani, Trude Helen Flo, Geir Bjørkøy
Inflammation is crucial in the defense against infections but must be tightly controlled to limit detrimental hyperactivation. Our diet influences inflammatory processes and omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFAs) have known anti-inflammatory effects. The balance of pro- and anti-inflammatory processes is coordinated by macrophages and macroautophagy/autophagy has recently emerged as a cellular process that dampens inflammation. Here we report that the n-3 PUFA docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) transiently induces cytosolic speckles of the autophagic receptor SQSTM1/p62 (sequestosome 1) (described as SQSTM1/p62-bodies) in macrophages...
August 18, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819935/plasma-biomarkers-of-inflammation-reflect-seizures-and-hemorrhagic-activity-of-cerebral-cavernous-malformations
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Romuald Girard, Hussein A Zeineddine, Maged D Fam, Anoop Mayampurath, Ying Cao, Changbin Shi, Robert Shenkar, Sean P Polster, Michael Jesselson, Ryan Duggan, Abdul-Ghani Mikati, Gregory Christoforidis, Jorge Andrade, Kevin J Whitehead, Dean Y Li, Issam A Awad
The clinical course of cerebral cavernous malformations (CCMs) is highly variable. Based on recent discoveries implicating angiogenic and inflammatory mechanisms, we hypothesized that serum biomarkers might reflect chronic or acute disease activity. This single-site prospective observational cohort study included 85 CCM patients, in whom 24 a priori chosen plasma biomarkers were quantified and analyzed in relation to established clinical and imaging parameters of disease categorization and severity. We subsequently validated the positive correlations in longitudinal follow-up of 49 subjects...
August 17, 2017: Translational Stroke Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819716/neurological-complications-of-therapeutic-monoclonal-antibodies-trends-from-oncology-to-rheumatology
#15
REVIEW
Chandler Gill, Stasia Rouse, Ryan D Jacobson
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review is to describe the scope of neurological complications associated with monoclonal antibody-based therapies, applied across medical specialties, to demonstrate the common and rare neurological syndromes that may be encountered in clinical practice according to the therapeutic agent being receive, and to explain appropriate work-up, diagnosis, and management of drug complications, as supported by the literature. RECENT FINDINGS: The number of commercially available, evidence-based therapeutic monoclonal antibodies continues to expand...
August 17, 2017: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819543/diosmin-attenuates-methotrexate-induced-hepatic-renal-and-cardiac-injury-a-biochemical-and-histopathological-study-in-mice
#16
Mohamed M Abdel-Daim, Hesham A Khalifa, Abdelrahman Ibrahim Abushouk, Mohamed A Dkhil, Saleh A Al-Quraishy
The current study was designed to investigate the beneficial role of diosmin, a biologically active flavonoid, against methotrexate- (MTX-) induced hepatic, renal, and cardiac injuries in mice. Male Swiss albino mice received a single intraperitoneal injection of MTX (at 20 mg/kg, body weight) either alone or in combination with oral diosmin (at 50 or 100 mg/kg body weight, for 10 days). Serum was used to evaluate tissue injury markers, while hepatic, renal, and cardiac tissue samples were obtained for determination of antioxidant activity as well as histopathological examination...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817063/changes-in-lipids-and-inflammatory-markers-after-consuming-diets-high-in-red-meat-or-dairy-for-four-weeks
#17
Kirsty M Turner, Jennifer B Keogh, Peter J Meikle, Peter M Clifton
There is a body of evidence linking inflammation, altered lipid metabolism, and insulin resistance. Our previous research found that insulin sensitivity decreased after a four-week diet high in dairy compared to a control diet and to one high in red meat. Our aim was to determine whether a relationship exists between changes in insulin sensitivity and inflammatory biomarkers, or with lipid species. Fasting Tumor Necrosis Factor alpha (TNF-α), Tumor Necrosis Factor Receptor II (sTNF-RII), C-reactive protein (CRP), and lipids were measured at the end of each diet...
August 17, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816988/relationship-between-serum-adipokine-levels-and-radiographic-progression-in-patients-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-a-preliminary-2-year-longitudinal-study
#18
Ji-Heh Park, Seung-Geun Lee, Yun-Kyung Jeon, Eun-Kyoung Park, Young-Sun Suh, Hyun-Ok Kim
The immunomodulatory effects of adipokines have been extensively studied in rheumatic diseases, and there is a paucity of information regarding their effects on bone metabolism.The aim of this study was to investigate the relationships between serum adipokines levels and radiographic progression over 2 years in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS).In this preliminary longitudinal study, we prospectively recruited 20 consecutive male patients with AS and 11 gender- and age-matched healthy subjects. At the baseline and 2-year follow-up, serum adiponectin, leptin, resistin, tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α), interleukin (IL)-6, and Dickkopf-1(DKK-1) levels were measured in AS patients using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays; these measurements were only performed at the baseline for healthy controls...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816983/characteristics-of-turkish-patients-with-elderly-onset-psoriatic-arthritis-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#19
Senol Kobak, Fidan Yildiz, Ahmet Karaarslan, Huseyin Semiz, Mehmet Orman
Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a chronic inflamatory disease characterized with axial and peripheral joints involvement. It rarely affects patients older than 65 years old.The purpose of this study is to compare and evaluate the demographic, clinical and laboratory features of elderly-onset psoriatic arthritis (EOPsA) and young-onset (YOPsA) patients.A total of 180 patients diagnosed with PsA according to CASPAR criteria and followed-up in single center were included in this study. The patients with initial symptoms started after age 65 were accepted as EOPsA...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815802/prophylactic-effects-of-ellagic-acid-and-rosmarinic-acid-on-doxorubicin-induced-neurotoxicity-in-rats
#20
Hanan A Rizk, Marwa A Masoud, Omar W Maher
Doxorubicin (DOX) is a chemotherapeutic agent widely used in human malignancies. Its long-term use cause neurobiological side effects. The aim of the present study was to investigate the prophylactic effect exerted by daily administration of ellagic acid (EA) and rosmarinic acid (RA) on DOX-induced neurotoxicity in rats. Our data showed that DOX-induced significant elevation of brain malondialdehyde, tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α), inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), caspase-3, and cholinesterase associated with significant reduction in reduced glutathione, monoamines namely serotonin, dopamine, as well as norepinephrine...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
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