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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224017/the-il-2-anti-il-2-complex-attenuates-cardiac-ischaemia-reperfusion-injury-through-expansion-of-regulatory-t-cells
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Junhui Xiao, Kunwu Yu, Ming Li, Chuanyin Xiong, Yuzhen Wei, Qiutang Zeng
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Regulatory T cells (Tregs) can suppress immunologic damage in myocardial ischaemia/reperfusion injury (MIRI), however, the isolation and ex vivo expansion of these cells for clinical application remains challenging. Here, we investigated whether the IL-2/anti-IL-2 complex (IL-2C), a mediator of Treg expansion, can attenuate MIRI in mice. METHODS: Myocardial I/R was surgically induced in male C57BL/6 mice, aged 8-10 weeks, that were randomly assigned to 1) sham group (Sham), 2) Phosphate Buffered Saline (PBS), 3) IL-2-anti-IL-2 Ab complex (IL-2C), or 4) sham group, 5) PBS, 6) IL-2C after MIRI, or 7) IL-2C, 8) IL-2C+anti-CD25 mAbs, or 9) IL-2C; 10) IL-2C+anti-TGF-β1 mAbs, 11) IL-2C+anti-IL-10 mAbs...
December 7, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223809/cadmium-induces-bnip3-dependent-autophagy-in-chicken-spleen-by-modulating-mir-33-ampk-axis
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Menghao Chen, Xiaojing Li, Ruifeng Fan, Jie Yang, Xi Jin, Sattar Hamid, Shiwen Xu
Cadmium (Cd), a widespread environmental pollutant, has toxic effects on organs including spleen. However, the underlying mechanisms of Cd induced spleen toxicity and the roles of micro-RNA (miRNA) in this process remain poorly understood. To investigate this, cadmium chloride (CdCl2, 10 mg/kg) was administered in the diet of chickens for 90 days. Electron microscopy, qPCR and Western blot were performed. Results showed that Cd exposure suppressed miR-33-5q which increased the levels of AMPK. Subsequently, significant decrease in AKT/mTOR signaling and HSP70 were observed...
December 6, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223774/physiological-and-proteomic-responses-to-corticosteroid-treatments-in-eurasian-perch-perca-fluviatilis-investigation-of-immune-related-parameters
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Sylvain Milla, Sophie Massart, Cédric Mathieu, Neil Wang, Caroline Douny, Jessica Douxfils, Marie-Louise Scippo, Edwin De Pauw, Marc Dieu, Frédéric Silvestre, Patrick Kestemont
The comparative effects of cortisol and 11-deoxycorticosterone (DOC), two major corticosteroids in fish, have yet received little attention in teleosts. We evaluated the proteomic and immune responses of Eurasian perch to chronic corticosteroid treatments. We implanted immature perch with cortisol (80mg/kg) or DOC (4mg/kg) and measured the proportions of blood leucocytes, immune indices in the plasma, spleen and liver (complement and lysozyme activity, total immunoglobulin and immune gene expression in the tissues) and differential proteome expression (corticosteroid versus control) in the liver and the spleen on days 2, 4 and 14 post-treatment...
December 1, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part D, Genomics & Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223365/performance-of-spleen-stiffness-measurement-in-prediction-of-clinical-significant-portal-hypertension-a-meta-analysis
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Jinzhen Song, Jianbo Huang, He Huang, Shiyu Liu, Yan Luo
AIM: Our purpose was to evaluate the correlation between spleen stiffness (SS) measured by ultrasound-based elastography and hepatic venous pressure gradient (HVPG) and assess the accuracy of SS in detecting clinical significant portal hypertension (CSPH) and severe portal hypertension. METHOD: Nine studies were included from thorough literature research and selection processes. A random model was used to analyze the correlation between HVPG and SS. We adopted the bivariate mixed effects model to assess the diagnostic performance...
December 6, 2017: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222804/preparation-and-characterization-of-biocompatible-chitosan-nanoparticles-for-targeted-brain-delivery-of-peptides
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Muge Yemisci, Secil Caban, Eduardo Fernandez-Megia, Yilmaz Capan, Patrick Couvreur, Turgay Dalkara
Here, we describe a nanocarrier system that can transfer chitosan nanoparticles loaded with either small peptides such as the caspase inhibitor Z-DEVD-FMK or a large peptide like basic fibroblast growth factor across the blood-brain barrier. The nanoparticles are selectively directed to the brain and are not measurably taken up by the liver and spleen. Intravital fluorescent microscopy provides an opportunity to study the penetration kinetics of nanoparticles loaded with fluorescent agents such as Nile red...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222473/hypoxia-inducible-factor-1%C3%AE-is-essential-for-macrophage-mediated-erythroblast-proliferation-in-acute-friend-retrovirus-infection
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Timm Schreiber, Theresa Quinting, Ulf Dittmer, Joachim Fandrey, Kathrin Sutter
Macrophages are the frontline of defence against foreign microorganisms, including bacteria, parasites, and viruses. During acute viral infection, macrophages must invade the inflamed tissue toward low oxygen concentrations, where genetic cellular responses depend on hypoxia-inducible factors (HIF). In the study reported here we investigated the role of HIF-1α in macrophage function during acute retroviral infection. Wild-type and myeloid cell-specific HIF-1α knockout mice were infected with Friend retrovirus (FV), and immune response was analysed 7 and 10 days after infection...
December 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222312/harnessing-the-power-of-the-immune-system-in-non-hodgkin-lymphoma-immunomodulators-checkpoint-inhibitors-and-beyond
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REVIEW
Stephen M Ansell
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is a malignancy of B lymphocytes that typically infiltrate sites of disease, including the lymph nodes, spleen, and bone marrow. Beyond the presence of malignant cells, many immune cells are also present within the tumor microenvironment. Although these immune cells have the potential to regulate the growth of malignant B cells, intratumoral immune cells are unable to eradicate lymphoma cells and most patients with lymphoma have clinical evidence of disease progression. Recent data have identified some of the mechanisms that account for the suppressed antitumor immune response and have created opportunities for treatment to overcome the deficiencies...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222168/altered-marginal-zone-b-cell-selection-in-the-absence-of-i%C3%AE%C2%BAbns
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Monika Ádori, Gabriel K Pedersen, Csaba Ádori, Elina Erikson, Sharesta Khoenkhoen, Julian M Stark, Jin Huk Choi, Pia Dosenovic, Mikael C I Karlsson, Bruce Beutler, Gunilla B Karlsson Hedestam
Marginal zone (MZ) B cells reside in the splenic MZ and play important roles in T cell-independent humoral immune responses against blood-borne pathogens. IκBNS-deficient bumble mice exhibit a severe reduction in the MZ B compartment but regain an MZ B population with age and, thus, represent a valuable model to examine the biology of MZ B cells. In this article, we characterized the MZ B cell defect in further detail and investigated the nature of the B cells that appear in the MZ of aged bumble mice. Flow cytometry analysis of the splenic transitional B cell subsets demonstrated that MZ B cell development was blocked at the transitional-1 to transitional-2-MZ precursor stage in the absence of functional IκBNS...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222072/heparan-sulfate-potentiates-leukocyte-adhesion-on-cardiac-fibroblast-by-enhantcing-vcam-1-and-icam-1-expression
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Francisco Olivares-Silva, Rodolfo Landaeta, Pablo Aránguiz, Samir Bolivar, Claudio Humeres, Renatto Anfossi, Raúl Vivar, Pía Boza, Claudia Muñoz, Viviana Pardo-Jiménez, Concepción Peiró, Carlos F Sánchez-Ferrer, Guillermo Díaz-Araya
Cardiac fibroblasts (CF) act as sentinel cells responding to chemokines, cytokines and growth factors released in cardiac tissue in cardiac injury events, such as myocardial infarction (MI). Cardiac injury involves the release of various damage-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs) including heparan sulfate (HS), a constituent of the extracellular matrix (ECM), through the TLR4 receptor activation triggering a strong inflammatory response, inducing leukocytes recruitment. This latter cells are responsible of clearing cell debris and releasing cytokines that promote CF differentiation to myofibroblast (CMF), thus initiating scar formation...
December 5, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221850/isolation-and-molecular-characterization-of-leishmania-infantum-in-urine-from-patients-with-visceral-leishmaniasis-in-brazil
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Manoel Sebastião da Costa Lima, Andressa Cristina Lopes Hartkopf, Rosianne A de Souza Tsujisaki, Elisa Teruya Oshiro, Julie Teresa Shapiro, Maria de Fatima Cepa Matos, Maria Elizabeth Cavalheiros Dorval
Leishmania infantum is a protozoan that causes visceral leishmaniasis, a potentially deadly neglected tropical disease. The gold standard for diagnosis has traditionally been detection of amastigotes in bone marrow or spleen aspirates, but this is an invasive procedure that carries the risk of serious complications. Newer PCR techniques are opening new avenues and tissues for testing. Therefore, we tested if amastigotes and DNA from L. infantum could be detected in patient urine. We detected L. infantum DNA in six out of 30 urine samples from patients with visceral leishmaniasis and the promastigotes were isolated in culture from the urine of one patient...
December 6, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221729/high-dimensional-phenotypic-mapping-of-human-dendritic-cells-reveals-interindividual-variation-and-tissue-specialization
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Marcela Alcántara-Hernández, Rebecca Leylek, Lisa E Wagar, Edgar G Engleman, Tibor Keler, M Peter Marinkovich, Mark M Davis, Garry P Nolan, Juliana Idoyaga
Given the limited efficacy of clinical approaches that rely on ex vivo generated dendritic cells (DCs), it is imperative to design strategies that harness specialized DC subsets in situ. This requires delineating the expression of surface markers by DC subsets among individuals and tissues. Here, we performed a multiparametric phenotypic characterization and unbiased analysis of human DC subsets in blood, tonsil, spleen, and skin. We uncovered previously unreported phenotypic heterogeneity of human cDC2s among individuals, including variable expression of functional receptors such as CD172a...
November 28, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221725/protective-effects-of-polyphenol-rich-infusions-from-carob-ceratonia-siliqua-leaves-and-cladodes-of-opuntia-ficus-indica-against-inflammation-associated-with-diet-induced-obesity-and-dss-induced-colitis-in-swiss-mice
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Ikram Aboura, Abdelhafid Nani, Meriem Belarbi, Babar Murtaza, Aurélie Fluckiger, Adélie Dumont, Chahid Benammar, Moufida Saidani Tounsi, François Ghiringhelli, Mickaël Rialland, Naim Akhtar Khan, Aziz Hichami
In the present study, we have investigated the effects of polyphenol-rich infusions from carob leaves and OFI-cladodes on inflammation associated with obesity and dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-induced ulcerative colitis in Swiss mice. In vitro studies revealed that aqueous extracts of carob leaves and OFI-cladodes exhibited anti-inflammatory properties marked by the inhibition of IL-6, TNF-α and nitric oxide (NO) production in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated RAW 264.7 cells concomitant with NF-κβ nucleus translocation inhibition...
December 6, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221118/lentinan-dose-dependence-between-immunoprophylaxis-and-promotion-of-the-murine-liver-cancer
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Ying Wang, Xue Han, Yan Dong Li, Yabing Wang, Shi Yang Zhao, Dong Jie Zhang, Yu Lu
Lentinan could exhibit significant biological activity favorable for human health and disease control such as the recovery of patients with liver cancer. In order to investigate the effect of lentinan dose dependence between immunoprophylaxis and promotion of cancer cell proliferation of the murine liver cancer, different concentrations of lentinan were prepared for the test in vitro (MTT assay) and in vivo (cumulative survival assay, spleen lymphocyte proliferation tests and peritoneal macrophage phagocytosis assays)...
November 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220591/cholinergic-and-cytoprotective-signaling-cascades-mediate-the-mitigative-effect-of-erythropoietin-on-acute-radiation-syndrome
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Shereen Mohamed Galal, Mohamed Khairy Abdel-Rafei, Hesham Hasan
The present investigation aimed to evaluate the radiomitigative efficacy of the recombinant human erythropoietin (rhEPO) against acute radiation syndrome (ARS) in a rat model. Rats were irradiated with a single sublethal dose of γ- radiation (7 Gy; total body irradiation; TBI) at the 1st day of experimental course, then received EPO (5000 IU/kg; i.p) 24 hrs post irradiation, rats were observed for 30 days of survival analysis. Administration of EPO improved 30 days survival, alleviated TBI- induced myelosuppression and pancytopenia, by augmenting lymphocytes and WBCs in the peripheral blood of rats, while bone marrow (BM) and spleen cellularity were restored...
December 8, 2017: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219201/comparing-physical-examination-with-sonographic-versions-of-the-same-examination-techniques-for-splenomegaly
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Tara Cessford, Graydon S Meneilly, Shane Arishenkoff, Christopher Eddy, Luke Y C Chen, Daniel J Kim, Irene W Y Ma
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether sonographic versions of physical examination techniques can accurately identify splenomegaly, Castell's method (Ann Intern Med 1967; 67:1265-1267), the sonographic Castell's method, spleen tip palpation, and the sonographic spleen tip technique were compared with reference measurements. METHODS: Two clinicians trained in bedside sonography patients recruited from an urban hematology clinic. Each patient was examined for splenomegaly using conventional percussion and palpation techniques (Castell's method and spleen tip palpation, respectively), as well as the sonographic versions of these maneuvers (sonographic Castell's method and sonographic spleen tip technique)...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217902/magnitude-severity-and-outcome-of-traumatic-pancreatic-injury-at-a-level-i-trauma-center-in-india
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Amit Gupta, Subodh Kumar, Sanjay Kumar Yadav, Biplab Mishra, Maneesh Singhal, Atin Kumar, Pramod Garg
Pancreatic injury is an uncommon and frequently missed injury in abdominal trauma patients. However, missed pancreatic injury is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. This study was conducted to know the burden of pancreatic injury and its outcome in our setup. A retrospective analysis of 53 patients with pancreatic injury from January 2008 through March 2012 at the Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Center (JPNATC), All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. Pancreatic injuries were present in 1...
December 2017: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217587/different-mutational-rates-and-mechanisms-in-human-cells-at-pregastrulation-and-neurogenesis
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Taejeong Bae, Livia Tomasini, Jessica Mariani, Bo Zhou, Tanmoy Roychowdhury, Daniel Franjic, Mihovil Pletikos, Reenal Pattni, Bo-Juen Chen, Elisa Venturini, Bridget Riley-Gillis, Nenad Sestan, Alexander E Urban, Alexej Abyzov, Flora M Vaccarino
Somatic mosaicism in the human brain may alter function of individual neurons. We analyzed genomes of single cells from the forebrains of three human fetuses (15 to 21 weeks post-conception) using clonal cell populations. We detected 200-400 single nucleotide variations (SNVs) per cell. SNV patterns resembled those found in cancer cell genomes, indicating a role of background mutagenesis in cancer. SNVs with a frequency of >2% in brain were shared with the spleen, revealing a pregastrulation origin. We reconstructed cell lineages for the first five post-zygotic cleavages and calculated a mutation rate of ~1...
December 7, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217582/spatial-reconstruction-of-immune-niches-by-combining-photoactivatable-reporters-and-scrna-seq
#18
Chiara Medaglia, Amir Giladi, Liat Stoler-Barak, Marco De Giovanni, Tomer Meir Salame, Adi Biram, Eyal David, Hanjie Li, Matteo Iannacone, Ziv Shulman, Ido Amit
Cellular functions are strongly dependent on surrounding cells and environmental factors. Current technologies are limited in characterizing the spatial location and unique gene-programs of cells in less structured and dynamic niches. Here we developed a method (NICHE-seq) that combines photoactivatable fluorescent reporters, two-photon microscopy and single-cell RNA-seq to infer the cellular and molecular composition of niches. We applied NICHE-seq to examine the high-order assembly of immune cell networks...
December 7, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216931/vista-deficiency-attenuates-antibody-induced-arthritis-and-alters-macrophage-gene-expression-in-response-to-simulated-immune-complexes
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Sabrina Ceeraz, Susan K Eszterhas, Petra A Sergent, David A Armstrong, Alix Ashare, Thomas Broughton, Li Wang, Dov Pechenick, Christopher M Burns, Randolph J Noelle, Matthew P Vincenti, Roy A Fava
BACKGROUND: In addition to activated T cells, the immune checkpoint inhibitor "V domain-containing Ig suppressor of T-cell activation" (VISTA) is expressed by myeloid cell types, including macrophages and neutrophils. The importance of VISTA expression by myeloid cells to antibody-induced arthritis and its potential for relevance in human disease was evaluated. METHODS: VISTA was immunolocalized in normal and arthritic human synovial tissue sections and synovial tissue lysates were subjected to western blot analysis...
December 8, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215832/-activation-of-regeneration-of-red-and-white-pulp-of-the-spleen-after-the-combined-transplantation-of-hsc-and-mscs-in-terms-of-exposure-to-ionizing-radiation
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I Yu Maklakova, D Yu Grebnev, A P Yastrebov
The purpose of this work was to study the effect of combined transplantation of multipotent mesenchymal stromal (MSCS) and hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) isolated from the placenta, on the regeneration of white and red pulp of the spleen under physiological conditions and in conditions of exposure to ionizing radiation. Methods. The experiments were performed with laboratory mice-males. We studied the influence of ionizing radiation dose of 4.0 Gy. Animals of the experimental group were intravenously infused into MMSC and GSK respectively at a dose of 6 million cells/kg and 330 thousand cells/kg, suspended in 0...
April 2017: Patologicheskaia Fiziologiia i èksperimental'naia Terapiia
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