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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093541/association-of-toll-like-receptor-3-and-toll-like-receptor-9-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-with-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-and-hepatic-fibrosis-in-egyptian-patients
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Rania A Zayed, Dalia Omran, Doha A Mokhtar, Zinab Zakaria, Sameera Ezzat, Mohamed A Soliman, Lamiaa Mobarak, Hossam El-Sweesy, Ghada Emam
Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are recognized as fundamental contributors to the immune system function against infections. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection represents a global health problem especially in Egypt having the highest HCV prevalence worldwide where HCV infection is a continuing epidemic. The aim of the present study was to investigate the possible association between genetic variation in TLR-3 and TLR-9 and HCV infection and hepatic fibrosis in chronic HCV-positive Egyptian patients. The present study included 100 naïve chronic HCV-positive patients and 100 age- and sex-matched healthy controls...
January 16, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069499/precise-manipulation-of-biophysical-particle-parameters-enables-control-of-proinflammatory-cytokine-production-in-presence-of-tlr-3-and-4-ligands
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Yoshinori Kakizawa, Jung Seok Lee, Brendan Bell, Tarek M Fahmy
: The biophysical parameters governing nanoparticle (NP)-cell interactions significantly affect biological responses, particularly in the application of NP-based immunotherapeutics. Modulation of the surface biophysical character of NPs can be achieved via introduction of amino acids, which offer the ability to fine tune a range of biophysical parameters of interest. We employed this approach using monodisperse silica NPs coated with numerous poly(amino acid)s (PAAs). The NPs were incubated with dendritic cells (DCs) in conjunction with TLR ligands and production of IL-1β from DCs and IFNγ from T cells primed by these DCs were measured...
January 6, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061462/identifying-genetic-hypomethylation-and-upregulation-of-toll-like-receptors-in-kawasaki-disease
#3
Ying-Hsien Huang, Sung-Chou Li, Lien-Hung Huang, Pao-Chun Chen, Yi-Yu Lin, Chiung-Chun Lin, Ho-Chang Kuo
Kawasaki disease (KD) is an acute febrile systemic vasculitis that occurs in children and is characterized by elevated levels of proinflammatory cytokines. Toll-like receptors (TLRs) serve as the sensor arm of the innate immune system and induce proinflammatory cytokine expressions.We recruited a total of 18 paired KD patients, before intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) and at least 3 weeks after IVIG treatment, 18 healthy controls, and 18 febrile controls. For TLR genes and their cytosine-phosphate-guanine (CpG) markers, we used Affymetrix GeneChip® Human Transcriptome Array 2...
January 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052863/double-stranded-rna-up-regulates-the-expression-of-inflammatory-mediators-in-human-aortic-valve-cells-through-the-tlr3-trif-non-canonical-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway
#4
Qiong Zhan, Rui Song, Fei Li, Lihua Ao, Qingchun Zeng, Dingli Xu, David A Fullerton, Xianzhong Meng
BACKGROUND: Calcific aortic valve disease (CAVD) is a chronic inflammatory condition and the inflammatory responses of aortic valve interstitial cells (AVICs) play a critical role in the disease progression. Double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) released from damaged or stressed cells is pro-inflammatory and may contribute to the mechanism of chronic inflammation observed in diseased aortic valves. The objective of this study is to determine the effect of dsRNA on AVIC inflammatory responses and the underlying mechanism...
January 4, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042704/development-of-an-in-vitro-immunobiotic-evaluation-system-against-rotavirus-infection-in-bovine-intestinal-epitheliocytes
#5
H Kobayashi, P Kanmani, T Ishizuka, A Miyazaki, J Soma, L Albarracin, Y Suda, T Nochi, H Aso, N Iwabuchi, J-Z Xiao, T Saito, J Villena, H Kitazawa
The bovine intestinal epithelial cell line (BIE cells) expresses the Toll-like receptor (TLR)3 and is able to mount an antiviral immune response after the stimulation with poly(I:C). In the present study, we aimed to further characterise the antiviral defence mechanisms in BIE cells by evaluating the innate immune response triggered by rotavirus (RV) infection. In addition, we attempted to determine whether immunobiotic bifidobacteria are able to confer protection of BIE cells against RV infection by beneficially modulating the antiviral immune response...
January 2, 2017: Beneficial Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039001/paliperidone-reverts-toll-like-receptor-3-signaling-pathway-activation-and-cognitive-deficits-in-a-maternal-immune-activation-mouse-model-of-schizophrenia
#6
Karina S MacDowell, Eva Munarriz-Cuezva, Javier R Caso, José L M Madrigal, Arantzazu Zabala, J Javier Meana, Borja García-Bueno, Juan C Leza
The pathophysiology of psychotic disorders is multifactorial, including alterations in the immune system caused by exogenous or endogenous factors. Epidemiological and experimental studies indicate that infections during the gestational period represent a risk factor to develop schizophrenia (SZ) along lifetime. Here, we tested the hypothesis that the antipsychotic paliperidone regulates immune-related brain effects in an experimental model of SZ. A well described prenatal immune activation model of SZ in mice by maternal injection of the viral mimetic poly(I:C) during pregnancy was used...
December 28, 2016: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994916/myd-88-polymorphisms-in-children-diagnosed-with-sepsis
#7
Sinem Sarı Gökay, Rıza Dinçer Yıldızdaş, Mustafa Yılmaz, Kıymet Aksoy, Ali Erdinç Yalın, Yaşar Sertdemir, Gülsüm Uçar, Özden Özgür Horoz, Fatma Derya Özduran, Hayri Levent Yılmaz
BACKGROUND: Myeloid differentiation primary response gene 88 (MyD 88) is an intracellular adapter protein that mediates the early immune response to pathogens. Toll-like receptors (except TLR-3) induce the immune response through a MyD 88-dependent signal pathway. AIMS: We aimed to investigate the MyD 88 polymorphisms that play important roles in the immune response in septic children and to evaluate whether or not they were risk factors in the development of sepsis...
November 2016: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987148/generation-of-immunostimulating-130-nm-protamine-rna-nanoparticles
#8
Marina Tusup, Steve Pascolo
Nanoparticles of defined size can be easily obtained by simply mixing Protamine, a pharmaceutical drug that is used to neutralize heparin after surgery, and RNA in the form of oligonucleotides or messenger RNA. Depending on the concentrations of the two reagents and their salt contents, homogenous nanoparticles with a mean diameter of 50 to more than 1000 nm can spontaneously be generated. RNA is a danger signal because it is an agonist of for example TLR-3, -7, and -8; therefore, Protamine-RNA nanoparticles are immunostimulating...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965163/montanide-ims-1312-vg-adjuvant-enhances-the-efficacy-of-immersion-vaccine-of-inactivated-viral-hemorrhagic-septicemia-virus-vhsv-in-olive-flounder-paralichthys-olivaceus
#9
Jee Youn Hwang, Mun-Gyeong Kwon, Yu Jin Kim, Sung-Hee Jung, Myoung-Ae Park, Maeng-Hyun Son
Vaccination by immersion is suitable for mass vaccination of small size fish. However, no viral vaccine has been developed for immersion applications, because of low efficacy. In this study, we evaluated the efficacy and safety of immersion vaccine against viral hemorrhagic septicemia (VHS) containing Montanide IMS 1312 VG adjuvant in olive flounder (Paralichthys olivaceus). Healthy fish were vaccinated by an immersion method with a heat-inactivated FP-VHS2010-1 strain of VHS virus (VHSV) in combination with Montanide IMS 1312 VG for 5 min at 20 ± 2 °C...
December 11, 2016: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911568/nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb-mediates-mesenchymal-transition-remodeling-and-pulmonary-fibrosis-in-response-to-chronic-inflammation-by-viral-rna-patterns
#10
Bing Tian, Igor Patrikeev, Lorenzo Ochoa, Gracie Vargas, KarryAnne K Belanger, Julia Litvinov, Istvan Boldogh, Bill T Ameredes, Massoud Motamedi, Allan R Brasier
Airway remodeling is resultant of a complex multi-cellular response associated with a progressive decline of pulmonary function in patients with chronic airway disease. Here, repeated infections with respiratory viruses are linked with airway remodeling through largely unknown mechanisms. Although acute activation of the Toll like receptor (TLR)3 pathway by extracellular poly(I:C) induces innate signaling through the NFkB transcription factor in human small airway epithelial cells (hSAECs), prolonged (repetitive or tonic) poly(I:C) stimulation produces chronic stress fiber formation, mesenchymal transition and activation of a fibrotic program...
December 2, 2016: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895126/versican-deficiency-significantly-reduces-lung-inflammatory-response-induced-by-polyinosine-polycytidylic-acid-stimulation
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Inkyung Kang, Ingrid A Harten, Mary Y Chang, Kathleen R Braun, Alyssa Sheih, Mary P Nivison, Pamela Y Johnson, Gail Workman, Gernot Kaber, Stephen P Evanko, Christina K Chan, Mervyn J Merrilees, Steven F Ziegler, Michael G Kinsella, Charles W Frevert, Thomas N Wight
Viral infection is an exacerbating factor contributing to chronic airway diseases, such as asthma, via mechanisms that are still unclear. Polyinosine-polycytidylic acid (poly(I:C)), a Toll-like receptor 3 (TLR3) agonist used as a mimetic to study viral infection, has been shown to elicit inflammatory responses in lungs and to exacerbate pulmonary allergic reactions in animal models. Previously, we have shown that poly(I:C) stimulates lung fibroblasts to accumulate an extracellular matrix (ECM), enriched in hyaluronan (HA) and its binding partner versican, which promotes monocyte adhesion...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884591/toll-like-receptor-ligands-induce-cytokine-and-chemokine-production-in-human-inner-ear-endolymphatic-sac-fibroblasts
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Takechiyo Yamada, Kazuhiro Ogi, Masafumi Sakashita, Masafumi Kanno, Seita Kubo, Yumi Ito, Yoshimasa Imoto, Takahiro Tokunaga, Masayuki Okamoto, Norihiko Narita, Shigeharu Fujieda
OBJECTIVE: Against recent reports concerning cytokine or chemokine in mouse or rat inner ear cells, it is almost unknown whether human inner ear cells would produce cytokine or chemokine. We have for the first time established the human inner-ear-derived fibroblasts from endolymphatic sac. METHODS: The expression levels of Toll-like receptors (TLRs) in human endolymphatic sac fibroblasts, and the effect on cytokine or chemokine production of the TLR ligands have been examined...
November 21, 2016: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769109/association-of-mrna-expression-of-toll-like-receptor-2-and-3-with-hepatitis-b-viral-load-in-chronic-hepatitis-cirrhosis-and-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Kangkana Kataki, Parikhit Borthakur, Namrata Kumari, Manab Deka, Amal Ch Kataki, Subhash Medhi
During Hepatitis B virus infection, the pathogen sensors Toll-like receptors (TLRs) play a role in innate immunity system. The study aimed to investigate mRNA expression levels of TLR2 and TLR3 in Hepatitis B virus (HBV) mediated chronic hepatitis B (CHB), cirrhosis (CIRR), and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and to correlate viral load with severity of these diseases and expression of TLRs. A total of 180 HBV DNA positive samples were selected for the study. HVB-DNA was detected by multiplex PCR. Viral load estimation was done by using the Ampisure HBV Quantitative kit as per manufacture instructions...
October 21, 2016: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755506/sting-and-trif-contribute-to-mouse-sepsis-depending-on-severity-of-the-disease-model
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Erica L Heipertz, Jourdan Harper, Wendy E Walker
IFN regulatory factor (IRF)3 plays a detrimental role in the cecal ligation and puncture (CLP) mouse model of sepsis. However, it is unclear which pathway activates IRF3 in this context. In this report we investigate two pathways that activate IRF3: the Stimulator of Interferon Genes (STING) pathway (which senses cytosolic DNA) and the TIR-domain-containing adapter-inducing interferon-β (TRIF) pathway (which sense dsRNA and LPS via Toll-like receptor (TLR) 3 and 4). Initially, we examine the impact of these pathways using a severe CLP model (∼90% mortality)...
October 17, 2016: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27730669/highly-pathogenic-avian-influenza-h5n1-virus-induces-cytokine-dysregulation-with-suppressed-maturation-of-chicken-monocyte-derived-dendritic-cells
#15
Semmannan Kalaiyarasu, Manoj Kumar, Dhanapal Senthil Kumar, Sandeep Bhatia, Sandeep Kumar Dash, Sushant Bhat, Rohit K Khetan, Shanmugasundaram Nagarajan
One of the major causes of death in highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (HPAIV) infection in chickens is acute induction of pro-inflammatory cytokines (cytokine storm), which leads to severe pathology and acute mortality. DCs and respiratory tract macrophages are the major antigen presenting cells that are exposed to mucosal pathogens. We hypothesized that chicken DCs are a major target for induction of cytokine dysregulation by H5N1 HPAIV. It was found that infection of chicken peripheral blood monocyte-derived dendritic cells (chMoDCs) with H5N1 HPAIV produces high titers of progeny virus with more rounding and cytotoxicity than with H9N2 LPAIV...
October 2016: Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27693020/novel-lipopeptides-of-esat-6-induce-strong-protective-immunity-against-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-routes-of-immunization-and-tlr-agonists-critically-impact-vaccine-s-efficacy
#16
Nancy Gupta, Satish Vedi, Dennis Y Kunimoto, Babita Agrawal, Rakesh Kumar
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), the bacterial cause of tuberculosis, is a leading infectious agent worldwide. The development of a new vaccine against Mtb is essential to control global spread of tuberculosis, since the current vaccine BCG is not very effective and antibiotic resistance is a serious, burgeoning problem. ESAT-6 is a secreted protein of Mtb, which is absent in BCG but has been implicated in inducing protective immunity against Mtb. Peptide based subunit vaccines are attractive due to their safety and high specificity in eliciting immune responses, but small synthetic peptides are usually not very immunogenic...
September 29, 2016: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27682462/polymorphisms-in-toll-like-receptor-3-are-associated-with-asthma-related-phenotypes-in-the-chinese-han-patients
#17
Q Zhang, X L Fu, F H Qian, Q Cao, Z D Mao, J L Bai, Q Du, Y Shi
Toll-like receptor (TLR) 3 mediates antivirus immunity and is involved in asthma exacerbation and development. However, the genetic association between TLR3 and asthma remains unclear. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of polymorphisms within TLR3 on asthma risk and asthma-related phenotypes in the Chinese Han population. A total number of 462 unrelated adult patients with asthma and 398 healthy volunteers were enrolled in this study. The genotypes of tagging single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in TLR3 gene were determined using multiplex SNaPshot SNP genotyping assays...
December 2016: International Journal of Immunogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27635115/kidney-expression-of-toll-like-receptors-in-lupus-nephritis-quantification-and-clinicopathological-correlations
#18
Fabrizio Conti, Francesca Romana Spinelli, Simona Truglia, Francesca Miranda, Cristiano Alessandri, Fulvia Ceccarelli, Michele Bombardieri, Konstantinos Giannakakis, Guido Valesini
Objective. The study aimed at locating and quantifying Toll Like Receptor (TLR) 3, 7, 8, and 9 expression in kidney of patients with lupus nephritis (LN) and correlating them with clinicopathological features. Methods. Kidney sections from 26 LN patients and 4 controls were analyzed by immunohistochemistry using anti-human TLR3, TLR7, TLR8, and TLR9 polyclonal antibodies; the number of TLR-positive nuclei/mm(2) was evaluated on digitalized images. Results. Compared to controls, LN showed a significantly higher amount of glomerular and tubulointerstitial TLR9 (p = 0...
2016: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27607184/tryptophan-metabolism-along-the-kynurenine-pathway-downstream-of-toll-like-receptor-stimulation-in-peripheral-monocytes
#19
F Orhan, M Bhat, K Sandberg, S Ståhl, F Piehl, C Svensson, S Erhardt, L Schwieler
Tryptophan degradation along the kynurenine pathway is of central importance for the immune function. Toll-like receptors (TLRs), representing the first line of immune defence against pathogens, are expressed in various cell types. The most abundant expression is found on monocytes, macrophages and dendritic cells. The aim of this study was to investigate whether stimulation with different TLR ligands induces the kynurenine pathway in human peripheral monocytes. Cell supernatants were analysed using a liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry to measure kynurenine, kynurenic acid (KYNA), quinolinic acid (QUIN) and tryptophan...
November 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27593513/mammalian-innate-immune-response-to-a-leishmania-resident-rna-virus-increases-macrophage-survival-to-promote-parasite-persistence
#20
Remzi Onur Eren, Marta Reverte, Matteo Rossi, Mary-Anne Hartley, Patrik Castiglioni, Florence Prevel, Ricardo Martin, Chantal Desponds, Lon-Fye Lye, Stefan K Drexler, Walter Reith, Stephen M Beverley, Catherine Ronet, Nicolas Fasel
Some strains of the protozoan parasite Leishmania guyanensis (L.g) harbor a viral endosymbiont called Leishmania RNA virus 1 (LRV1). LRV1 recognition by TLR-3 increases parasite burden and lesion swelling in vivo. However, the mechanisms by which anti-viral innate immune responses affect parasitic infection are largely unknown. Upon investigating the mammalian host's response to LRV1, we found that miR-155 was singularly and strongly upregulated in macrophages infected with LRV1+ L.g when compared to LRV1- L...
September 14, 2016: Cell Host & Microbe
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