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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098109/visceral-leishmaniasis-in-adults-with-nephropathy
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H Kaaroud El Jeri, A Harzallah, S Barbouch, M M Bacha, R Kheder, S Turki, S Trabelsi, E Abderrahim, F Ben Hamida, T Ben Abdallah
The aim of this study is to evaluate the features of visceral leishmaniasis (VL) in adults with nephropathy, who were not infected with the human immunodeficiency virus. This is a retrospective study of 14 adults hospitalized between 2000 and 2014, with VL and renal involvement. Clinical, biological, and therapeutic data were collected from the patients' medical files. Eleven women and three men, most of whom were from the North of the country, with a mean age of 40.5 years were studied. Lupus was present in five cases, the Sicca syndrome in three cases, diabetes in one case, renal failure on dialysis in two cases, and there were three renal transplant recipients...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097631/force-dependent-calcium-signaling-and-its-pathway-of-human-neutrophils-on-p-selectin-in-flow
#2
Bing Huang, Yingchen Ling, Jiangguo Lin, Xin Du, Ying Fang, Jianhua Wu
P-selectin engagement of P-selectin glycoprotein ligand-1 (PSGL-1) causes circulating leukocytes to roll on and adhere to the vascular surface, and mediates intracellular calcium flux, a key but unclear event for subsequent arresting firmly at and migrating into the infection or injured tissue. Using a parallel plate flow chamber technique and intracellular calcium ion detector (Fluo-4 AM), the intracellular calcium flux of firmly adhered neutrophils on immobilized P-selectin in the absence of chemokines at various wall shear stresses was investigated here in real time by fluorescence microscopy...
January 18, 2017: Protein & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097424/analysis-of-the-spleen-proteome-of-chickens-infected-with-reticuloendotheliosis-virus
#3
Mei Xue, Yan Zhao, Shunlei Hu, Xingming Shi, Hongyu Cui, Yunfeng Wang
Infection with reticuloendotheliosis virus (REV), a gammaretrovirus in the family Retroviridae, can result in immunosuppression and subsequent increased susceptibility to secondary infections. In the present study, we identified differentially expressed proteins in the spleens of chickens infected with the REV-A HLJ07I strain, using two-dimensional gel electrophoresis on samples from time points coinciding with different phases of the REV life cycle. Differentially expressed proteins were identified using one-dimensional liquid chromatography electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry (1D LC ESI MS/MS)...
January 17, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096848/immunogenicity-and-efficacy-of-live-l-tarentolae-expressing-kmp11-ntgp96-gfp-fusion-as-a-vaccine-candidate-against-experimental-visceral-leishmaniasis-caused-by-l-infantum
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Vahid Nasiri, Abdolhossein Dalimi, Fatemeh Ghaffarifar, Azam Bolhassani
BACKGROUND: The aim of present study was to evaluate the protective efficacy of live recombinant L. tarentolae expressing KMP11-NTGP96-GFP fusion as candidates for live engineered recombinant vaccine against visceral leishmaniasis in BALB/c mice. METHODS: KMP-11 and NT-GP96 genes cloned into the pJET1.2/blunt cloning vector and then into pEGFP-N1 expression vector. The KMP-11, NT-GP96 and GFP fused in pEGFP-N1 and subcloned into Leishmanian pLEXSY-neo vector. Finally this construct was transferred to L...
April 2016: Iranian Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096670/lung-targeting-drug-delivery-system-of-baicalin-loaded-nanoliposomes-development-biodistribution-in-rabbits-and-pharmacodynamics-in-nude-mice-bearing-orthotopic-human-lung-cancer
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Yumeng Wei, Jing Liang, Xiaoli Zheng, Chao Pi, Hao Liu, Hongru Yang, Yonggen Zou, Yun Ye, Ling Zhao
The present study aims to develop a kind of novel nanoliposomes for the lung-targeting delivery system of baicalin as a Chinese medicine monomer. Baicalin-loaded nanoliposomes were prepared by the effervescent dispersion and lyophilized techniques. Baicalin-loaded nanoliposomes had an average particle size of 131.7±11.7 nm with 0.19±0.02 polydispersity index, 82.8%±1.24% entrapment efficiency and 90.47%±0.93% of yield and sustaining drug release effect over 24 h and were stable for 12 months at least. In vitro no hemolytic activity was observed for the experimental drug concentration...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096232/pr-957-a-selective-inhibitor-of-immunoproteasome-subunit-low-mw-polypeptide-7-attenuates-experimental-autoimmune-neuritis-by-suppressing-th17-cell-differentiation-and-regulating-cytokine-production
#6
Haijie Liu, Chunxiao Wan, Yanan Ding, Ranran Han, Yating He, Jinting Xiao, Junwei Hao
Experimental autoimmune neuritis (EAN) is a CD4(+) T cell-mediated autoimmune inflammatory demyelinating disease of the peripheral nervous system. It has been replicated in an animal model of human inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy, Guillain-Barré syndrome. In this study, we evaluated the therapeutic efficacy of a selective inhibitor of the immunoproteasome subunit, low-MW polypeptide 7 (PR-957) in rats with EAN. Our results showed that PR-957 significantly delayed onset day, reduced severity and shortened duration of EAN, and alleviated demyelination and inflammatory infiltration in sciatic nerves...
January 17, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096089/tolerogenic-interactions-between-cd8-dendritic-cells-and-nkt-cells-prevent-rejection-of-bone-marrow-and-organ-grafts
#7
David Hongo, Xiaobin Tang, Xiangyue Zhang, Edgar G Engleman, Samuel Strober
The combination of total lymphoid irradiation and anti-T cell antibodies safely induces immune tolerance to combined hematopoietic cell and organ allografts in humans. Our mouse model required host natural killer T (NKT) cells to induce tolerance. Since NKT cells normally depend on signals from CD8+ dendritic cells (DCs) for their activation, we used the mouse model to test the hypothesis that after lymphoid irradiation host CD8+DCs play a requisite role in tolerance induction through interactions with NKT cells...
January 17, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095739/expression-and-localization-of-fibroblast-growth-factor-fgf-23-and-klotho-in-the-spleen-its-physiological-and-functional-implications
#8
Yuri Nakashima, Toru Mima, Mitsuru Yashiro, Tomohiro Sonou, Masaki Ohya, Asuka Masumoto, Shintaro Yamanaka, Daisuke Koreeda, Koichi Tatsuta, Yoshiyuki Hanba, Mari Moribata, Shigeo Negi, Takashi Shigematsu
The FGF23-Klotho signaling axis is known to exert anti-aging effects via calcium-phosphorus metabolism. In mice deficient in FGF23-Klotho signaling, however, the number of splenocytes is reduced. FGF23 is expressed in both bone and spleen, with regulation of its production differing in these organs. As FGF23-Klotho signaling may play an immunological role in the spleen, splenocytes in male C57BL/6J mice were assayed for expression of Klotho or FGF23 by flow cytometry and immunohistochemistry. Cells that expressed Klotho included CD45R/B220(+) CD21/CD35(+) CD1d(+) CD43(-) marginal zone B cells...
January 18, 2017: Growth Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095380/polycythemia-vera-management-and-challenges-in-the-community-health-setting
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Aaron T Gerds, Kim-Hien Dao
Patients with polycythemia vera (PV) experience shortened survival, increased risk of thromboembolic and hemorrhagic events, and burdensome symptoms. For all patients with PV, treatment with aspirin and hematocrit control with phlebotomy are recommended. In addition, patients with high-risk status or poor hematocrit control benefit from cytoreductive therapy with hydroxyurea, although approximately 1 in 4 patients develops resistance or intolerance. For patients who are resistant to or intolerant of hydroxyurea, studies have shown that ruxolitinib, a Janus kinase 1/2 inhibitor, provides hematocrit control, reduces spleen size, normalizes blood counts, and improves PV-related symptoms...
January 18, 2017: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095348/immune-transcriptome-reveals-the-mincle-c-type-lectin-receptor-acts-as-a-partial-replacement-for-tlr4-in-lipopolysaccharide-mediated-inflammatory-response-in-barramundi-lates-calcarifer
#10
Emmanuelle Zoccola, Stuart Kellie, Andrew C Barnes
Fish represent the most diverse and abundant extant vertebrate infraclass. They are also one of the earliest divergent phyla with adaptive immunity based on antigen recognition by MHC and immunoglobulin. The aquaculture industry, which currently provides more than half of the fish for human consumption globally, has successfully exploited the adaptive immune system of fish through mass vaccination programs. However, vaccination against highly diverse antigens, mostly carbohydrates, such as capsular polysaccharides and lipopolysaccharide (LPS) is challenging...
January 14, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094754/comparable-therapeutic-potential-of-umbilical-cord-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-collagen-induced-arthritis-to-tnf-inhibitor-or-anti-cd20-treatment
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Yue Sun, Wei Kong, Saisai Huang, Bingyu Shi, Hanyu Zhang, Weiwei Chen, Huayong Zhang, Cheng Zhao, Xiaojun Tang, Genhong Yao, Xuebing Feng, Lingyun Sun
OBJECTIVES: The effects of mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) transplantation on established collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) were evaluated and compared to biologic therapies. METHODS: CIA was induced with the immunisation of type II collagen (CII) in DBA/1 mice. Human umbilical cord MSC, anti-TNF antibody, rhTNFR:Fc fusion protein and anti-CD20 antibody were respectively injected intraperitoneally into CIA mice. Arthritis severity was assessed by clinical and histological scoring...
January 15, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094275/sulfated-cyclocarya-paliurus-polysaccharides-markedly-attenuates-inflammation-and-oxidative-damage-in-lipopolysaccharide-treated-macrophage-cells-and-mice
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Zhijun Wang, Jianhua Xie, Yujiao Yang, Fan Zhang, Shengnan Wang, Ting Wu, Mingyue Shen, Mingyong Xie
Natural polysaccharides and their modified derivatives are crucial supplements to the prevention of inflammation. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of sulfated modification on the anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative activities of Cyclocarya paliurus polysaccharides (CP). A sulfated CP, S-CP1-4 was obtained using chlorosulfonic acid-pyridine method. The chemical components and FT-IR spectrum confirmed that sulfated group was synthesized to the polysaccharide chains successfully. S-CP1-4 was found to inhibit nitric oxide production, phagocytic activity and the release of interleukin (IL)-6 and IL-1β in lipopolysaccharide-treated macrophage cells, RAW 264...
January 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093980/emerging-advances-in-nanomedicine-as-a-nanoscale-pharmacotherapy-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-state-of-the-art
#13
Mahfoozur Rahman, Gajanand Sharma, Kanika Thakur, Firoz Anwar, O P Katare, Vijay G Goni, Vikas Kumar, Mazin A Zamzami, Sohail Akhter
There are several significant setbacks including limited bioavailability, high clearance, and further current therapies require higher and frequent dosing to gain desired therapeutic effects. Nanomedicines have been widely investigated for rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Though, higher doses also increase the incidence of dreadful adverse effects. Further, nanocarrier properties are tuned by the use of different approaches like varied methods of loading, hydrophilic polymers and targeting ligands, to change the physicochemical properties including higher encapsulation, better penetrating ability to biological barriers, thus preventing the uptake of various nanocarriers by liver and spleen...
2017: Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093832/il-15-deficient-mice-develop-enhanced-allergic-responses-to-airway-allergen-exposure
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Clinton B Mathias, Craig M Schramm, Linda A Guernsey, Carol A Wu, Stephanie H Polukort, Jeffrey Rovatti, Jennifer Ser-Dolansky, Eric Secor, Sallie S Schneider, Roger S Thrall, Hector L Aguila
BACKGROUND: Interleukin-15 is a pleiotropic cytokine that is critical for the development and survival of multiple hematopoietic lineages. Mice lacking IL-15 have selective defects in populations of several pro-allergic immune cells including natural killer (NK) cells, NKT cells, and memory CD8(+) T cells. We therefore hypothesized that IL-15(-/-) mice will have reduced inflammatory responses during the development of allergic airway disease (AAD). OBJECTIVE: To determine whether IL-15(-/-) mice have attenuated allergic responses in a mouse model of AAD...
January 17, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093526/cathepsin-k-deficiency-ameliorates-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-like-manifestations-in-faslpr-mice
#15
Yi Zhou, Huimei Chen, Li Liu, Xueqing Yu, Galina K Sukhova, Min Yang, Vasileios C Kyttaris, Isaac E Stillman, Bruce Gelb, Peter Libby, George C Tsokos, Guo-Ping Shi
Cysteinyl cathepsin K (CatK) is expressed in osteoclasts to mediate bone resorption, but is also inducible under inflammatory conditions. Fas(lpr) mice on a C57BL/6 background develop spontaneous systemic lupus erythematosus-like manifestations. Although normal mouse kidneys expressed negligible CatK, those from Fas(lpr) mice showed elevated CatK expression in the glomeruli and tubulointerstitial space. Fas(lpr) mice also showed elevated serum CatK levels. CatK deficiency in Fas(lpr) mice reduced all tested kidney pathologies, including glomerulus and tubulointerstitial scores, glomerulus complement C3 and IgG deposition, chemokine expression and macrophage infiltration, and serum autoantibodies...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093522/cutting-edge-human-cd49e-nk-cells-are-tissue-resident-in-the-liver
#16
Han Xian Aw Yeang, Sytse J Piersma, Yiing Lin, Liping Yang, Olga N Malkova, Cathrine Miner, Alexander S Krupnick, William C Chapman, Wayne M Yokoyama
Most knowledge on NK cells is based on studies of what are now known as conventional NK cells in the mouse spleen or human peripheral blood. However, recent studies in mice indicate the presence of tissue-resident NK cells in certain organs, such as the liver, that display different markers and transcription factor dependencies as compared with conventional NK cells. In this study, we provide evidence from cytometry by time-of-flight analysis and humanized mice indicating that human CD49e(-) NK cells are tissue resident in the liver...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093505/modelling-the-ferrochelatase-c-315-48c-modifier-mutation-for-erythropoietic-protoporphyria-epp-in-mice
#17
Jasmin Barman-Aksözen, Paulina Ćwiek, Vijay B Bansode, Frank Koentgen, Judith Trüb, Pawel Pelczar, Paolo Cinelli, Xiaoye Schneider-Yin, Daniel Schümperli, Elisabeth I Minder
Erythropoietic Protoporphyria (EPP) is caused by deficiency of ferrochelatase (FECH) which incorporates iron into protoporphyrin IX (PPIX) to form heme. Excitation of accumulated PPIX by light generates oxygen radicals which evoke excessive pain and, after longer light exposure, ulcerations in exposed skin areas of EPP patients. Moreover, ∼5% of the patients develop a liver dysfunction due to PPIX accumulation. Most patients (∼97%) have a severe FECH mutation (Mut) in trans to an intronic polymorphism (c...
January 12, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092866/transmembrane-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-promotes-the-recruitment-of-mdscs-to-tumor-tissue-by-upregulating-cxcr4-expression-via-tnfr2
#18
Hongping Ba, Baihua Li, Xiaoyan Li, Cheng Li, Anlin Feng, Yazhen Zhu, Jing Wang, Zhuoya Li, Bingjiao Yin
Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) accumulated in tumor sites promote immune evasion. We found that TNFR deficiency-induced rejection of transplanted tumor was accompanied with markedly decreased accumulation of MDSCs. However, the mechanism(s) behind this phenomenon is not completely understood. Here, we demonstrated that TNFR deficiency did not affect the amount of MDSCs in bone marrow (BM), but decreased accumulation of Gr-1(+)CD11b(+) MDSCs in the spleen and tumor tissues. The chemotaxis of Tnfr(-/-) MDSCs was prominently decreased in response to both tumor cell culture supernatants and tumor tissue homogenates from Tnfr(-/-) and wild-type mice, indicating an effect of TNFR signaling on chemokine receptor expression in MDSCs...
January 13, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092862/protective-effects-of-total-flavonoids-of-astragalus-against-adjuvant-induced-arthritis-in-rats-by-regulating-opg-rankl-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway
#19
Xin-Yu Liu, Lu Xu, Ying Wang, Jin-Xia Li, Yu Zhang, Chong Zhang, Sha-Sha Wang, Xue-Mei Zhang
BACKGROUND: Astragalus membranaceus Bunge is one of the oldest and most frequently used crude herbs in traditional Chinese medicine. The total flavonoids of Astragalus (TFA) are the main active components isolated from Astragalus membranaceus Bunge. Our recent study has shown its potential immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory effects in vivo and in vitro. However, its anti-arthritic effects and mechanisms of action involved have not been elucidated. The aim of this study was to evaluate the protective effects and possible mechanisms of TFA on Freund's complete adjuvant (FCA)-induced arthritis in rats...
January 13, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092606/molecular-characterization-and-expression-analysis-of-the-nlr-family-card-containing-five-transcripts-in-the-pig
#20
Q Y Yang, T Chen, Y B Chen, D L Lan
The NOD-like receptor (NLR) family caspase recruitment domain-containing 5 (NLRC5) is one of the newly discovered and largest NLR family members. The NLRC5 has recently received extensive attention because of its important role in regulating innate and adaptive immune responses. The NLRC5 in many vertebrates, such as humans, mice, cattle, and horses, has already been proven and studied. However, the NLRC5 gene characteristics of pigs remain unclear. Thus, we completely cloned the NLRC5 cDNA sequence of the pig using the rapid amplification of cDNA ends(RACE) technology...
December 1, 2016: Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
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