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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814067/neuro-immune-interactions-in-allergic-diseases-novel-targets-for-therapeutics
#1
Tiphaine Voisin, Amélie Bouvier, Isaac M Chiu
Recent studies have highlighted an emerging role for neuro-immune interactions in mediating allergic diseases. Allergies are caused by an overactive immune response to a foreign antigen. The peripheral sensory and autonomic nervous system densely innervates mucosal barrier tissues including the skin, respiratory tract and gastrointestinal (GI) tract that are exposed to allergens. It is increasingly clear that neurons actively communicate with and regulate the function of mast cells, dendritic cells, eosinophils, Th2 cells and type 2 innate lymphoid cells in allergic inflammation...
June 1, 2017: International Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813641/aim2-inflammasome-activation-and-regulation-a-structural-perspective
#2
Bing Wang, Qian Yin
Absent in melanoma 2 (AIM2) inflammasome is a multi-protein platform that recognizes aberrant cytoplasmic dsDNA and induces cytokine maturation, release and pyroptosis. It is composed of AIM2, apoptosis-associated speck-like protein containing a CARD (ASC), and caspase-1. Recent X-ray crystallographic and high resolution cryo-electron microscopic (cryo-EM) studies have revealed a series of structures in AIM2 inflammasome activation and regulation. One prominent feature common in multiple steps is the assembly of high-order structures, especially helical filaments nucleated by upstream molecules, rather than stoichiometric complexes...
August 13, 2017: Journal of Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813446/variable-stretch-reduces-the-pro-inflammatory-response-of-alveolar-epithelial-cells
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Ines Rentzsch, Cíntia L Santos, Robert Huhle, Jorge M C Ferreira, Thea Koch, Christian Schnabel, Edmund Koch, Paolo Pelosi, Patricia R M Rocco, Marcelo Gama de Abreu
Mechanical ventilation has the potential to increase inflammation in both healthy and injured lungs. Several animal studies have shown that variable ventilation recruits the lungs and reduces inflammation. However, it is unclear which cellular mechanisms are involved in those findings. We hypothesized that variable stretch of LPS-stimulated alveolar epithelial cells (AECs) reduces the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines compared to non-variable stretch. AECs were subjected to non-variable or variable cyclic stretch (sinusoidal pattern), with and without LPS stimulation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811680/the-antimicrobial-peptide-human-beta-defensin-3-is-induced-by-platelet-released-growth-factors-in-primary-keratinocytes
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Andreas Bayer, Justus Lammel, Mersedeh Tohidnezhad, Sebastian Lippross, Peter Behrendt, Tim Klüter, Thomas Pufe, Jochen Cremer, Holger Jahr, Franziska Rademacher, Regine Gläser, Jürgen Harder
Platelet-released growth factors (PRGF) and its related clinically used formulations (e.g., Vivostat Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF®)) contain a variety of chemokines, cytokines, and growth factors and are therefore used to support healing of chronic, hard-to-heal, or infected wounds. Human beta-defensin-3 (hBD-3) is an antimicrobial peptide inducibly expressed in human keratinocytes especially upon wounding. The potent antimicrobial activity of hBD-3 together with its wound closure-promoting activities suggests that hBD-3 may play a crucial role in wound healing...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811324/the-transcriptional-program-functional-heterogeneity-and-clinical-targeting-of-mast-cells
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REVIEW
Gökhan Cildir, Harshita Pant, Angel F Lopez, Vinay Tergaonkar
Mast cells are unique tissue-resident immune cells that express an array of receptors that can be activated by several extracellular cues, including antigen-immunoglobulin E (IgE) complexes, bacteria, viruses, cytokines, hormones, peptides, and drugs. Mast cells constitute a small population in tissues, but their extraordinary ability to respond rapidly by releasing granule-stored and newly made mediators underpins their importance in health and disease. In this review, we document the biology of mast cells and introduce new concepts and opinions regarding their role in human diseases beyond IgE-mediated allergic responses and antiparasitic functions...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810809/optimization-of-human-nk-cell-manufacturing-fully-automated-separation-improved-i-ex-vivo-i-expansion-using-il-21-with-autologous-feeder-cells-and-generation-of-anti-cd123-car-expressing-effector-cells
#6
Stephan Klöß, Olaf Oberschmidt, Michael Morgan, Julia Dahlke, Lubomir Arseniev, Volker Huppert, Markus Granzin, Tanja Gardlowski, Nadine Matthies, Stefanie Soltenborn, Axel Schambach, Ulrike Koehl
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The administration of ex-vivo expanded Natural killer (NK) cells as potential antitumor effector cells appears to be suitable for effector cell-based immunotherapies in high-risk cancer patients. However, the GMP-conform manufacturing of clinical-grade NK cells at sufficiently high numbers represent a great challenge. Therefore, we improved and optimized previous expansion protocols for those effector cells through the use of newly developed culture medium, IL-21 and autologous feeder cells...
August 16, 2017: Human Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810662/galectin-9-binds-to-o-glycans-on-protein-disulfide-isomerase
#7
Katrin Schaefer, Nicholas E Webb, Mabel Pang, Jenny E Hernandez-Davies, Katharine P Lee, Pascual Gonzalez, Martin V Douglass, Benhur Lee, Linda G Baum
Changes in the T cell surface redox environment regulate critical cell functions, such as cell migration, viral entry and cytokine production. Cell surface protein disulfide isomerase (PDI) contributes to the regulation of T cell surface redox status. Cell surface PDI can be released into the extracellular milieu or can be internalized by T cells. We have found that galectin-9, a soluble lectin expressed by T cells, endothelial cells and dendritic cells, binds to and retains PDI on the cell surface. While endogenous galectin-9 is not required for basal cell surface PDI expression, exogenous galectin-9 mediated retention of cell surface PDI shifted the disulfide/thiol equilibrium on the T cell surface...
September 1, 2017: Glycobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810553/evaluation-of-the-c-domain-of-heparanase-during-age-induced-macrophage-inflammatory-response
#8
Qiaojing Qin, Guang Xu, Weiwei Qi, Mei Guo, Zhaoxia Wang, Wangjie Xu, Zhongdong Qiao, Yong Gu, Jianying Niu
Diabetic vasculopathy is intensified by macrophage inflammation caused by advanced glycation end products (AGEs). Heparanase (HPA) is a unique endoglycosidase, which cleaves heparan sulfate proteoglycans (HSPGs) including syndecan-1 (Syn-1) to further stimulate macrophage cell migration and inflammation. The present study was planned to evaluated the role of C-domain (if any) of HPA in AGE inflammatory response in macrophages. Cell viability was assessed using MTT assay, migration assay, ELISA for tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), interleukin-1β (IL-1β) levels, mRNA expression by RT-PCR and heparan degrading enzyme assay for HPA activity...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810516/lectin-from-inflorescences-of-ornamental-crop-alpinia-purpurata-acts-on-immune-cells-to-promote-th1-and-th17-responses-nitric-oxide-release-and-lymphocyte-activation
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Jéssica de Santana Brito, Gustavo Ramos Salles Ferreira, Emeline Klimczak, Liliya Gryshuk, Nataly Diniz de Lima Santos, Leydianne Leite de Siqueira Patriota, Leyllane Rafael Moreira, Ana Karine Araújo Soares, Bruno Rafael Barboza, Patrícia Maria Guedes Paiva, Daniela Maria do Amaral Ferraz Navarro, Virgínia Maria Barros de Lorena, Cristiane Moutinho Lagos de Melo, Marília Cavalcanti Coriolano, Thiago Henrique Napoleão
Alpinia purpurata is an ornamental crop known as a source of bioactive molecules. This is the first study to report isolation of a lectin (carbohydrate-binding protein) from A. purpurata inflorescences (ApuL). The immunomodulatory potential of ApuL was evaluated by investigating its effects on the production of cytokines and release of nitric oxide by human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs). In addition, the differentiation and activation of lymphocytes treated with ApuL was evaluated by immunophenotyping assays...
August 10, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810263/association-between-c1q-tnf-related-protein-1-levels-in-human-plasma-and-epicardial-adipose-tissues-and-congestive-heart-failure
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Ying Yang, Si Liu, Rong-Yi Zhang, Hui Luo, Ling Chen, Wen-Feng He, Rong Lei, Mu-Rong Liu, Hou-Xiang Hu, Mao Chen
BACKGROUND/AIMS: C1q and tumour necrosis factor-related protein 1 (CTRP1) possesses anti-atherogenic and anti-inflammatory effects. This study investigated whether the CTRP1 levels in the plasma and epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) were associated with congestive heart failure (CHF) and to disclose possible molecular mechanisms. METHODS: Plasma and tissue samples were obtained from subjects with or without CHF. Plasma levels of CTRP1 were measured by ELISA. The mRNA levels of CTRP1 and inflammatory cytokines were detected by RT-PCR...
August 15, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810254/insulin-influences-lps-induced-tnf-%C3%AE-and-il-6-release-through-distinct-pathways-in-mouse-macrophages-from-different-compartments
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Fernando H G Tessaro, Thais S Ayala, Eduardo L Nolasco, Leonardo M Bella, Joilson O Martins
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Diabetic subjects are more susceptible to infections, which is partially due to insulin deficiency and hyperglycemia. We hypothesized that insulin influences cytokine release by macrophages from diabetic C57BL/6 mice stimulated with lipopolysaccharides (LPS). METHODS: Bone marrow-derived macrophages (BMDM) and tissue-specific macrophages from diabetic (alloxan 60 mg/kg, i.v.) male C57BL/6 mice were stimulated by LPS (100 ng/mL) and/or treated by insulin (1 mU/mL)...
August 15, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810246/gper-agonist-g1-attenuates-neuroinflammation-and-dopaminergic-neurodegeneration-in-parkinson-disease
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Jing Guan, Beibei Yang, Yi Fan, Ji Zhang
OBJECTIVE: Epidemiological studies have shown that women of reproductive age have much less possibility of developing Parkinson disease (PD) than men. The beneficial effect of estrogen also has been well-described in both culture and animal models of PD. G protein-coupled estrogen receptor (GPER) is a membrane-associated estrogen receptor, and displayed a neuroprotective role in a mouse model of PD. Since GPER is highly expressed in microglia, we speculate that GPER mediates the neuroprotective function of estradiol through suppressing the neuroinflammation of PD...
August 16, 2017: Neuroimmunomodulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809783/role-of-omentin-vaspin-cardiotrophin-1-tweak-and-nov-ccn3-in-obesity-and-diabetes-development
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REVIEW
Xavier Escoté, Saioa Gómez-Zorita, Miguel López-Yoldi, Iñaki Milton-Laskibar, Alfredo Fernández-Quintela, J Alfredo Martínez, María J Moreno-Aliaga, María P Portillo
Adipose tissue releases bioactive mediators called adipokines. This review focuses on the effects of omentin, vaspin, cardiotrophin-1, Tumor necrosis factor-like Weak Inducer of Apoptosis (TWEAK) and nephroblastoma overexpressed (NOV/CCN3) on obesity and diabetes. Omentin is produced by the stromal-vascular fraction of visceral adipose tissue. Obesity reduces omentin serum concentrations and adipose tissue secretion in adults and adolescents. This adipokine regulates insulin sensitivity, but its clinical relevance has to be confirmed...
August 15, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808975/isolation-of-group-2-innate-lymphoid-cells-from-mouse-lungs
#14
Claudia U Duerr, Jörg H Fritz
The recently described group 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2) exert critical roles in type 2 immune responses, epithelial repair at mucosal tissues and metabolic homeostasis. ILC2 release large amounts of type 2 cytokines such as interleukin 4 (IL-4), IL-5, and IL-13, driving type 2 immunity such as the defense against helminths. However, if not tightly regulated ILC2 can trigger unwanted type 2 immunopathologies including allergic airway inflammation, airway hyper-responsiveness, and atopic dermatitis. Viral respiratory tract infections, archetypal triggers of type 1 immune responses, often give rise to pulmonary type 2 immunopathologies such as asthma and asthma exacerbations...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808571/the-combination-of-crp-isoforms-with-oxldl-decreases-tnf-%C3%AE-and-il-6-release-by-u937-derived-macrophages
#15
Imtissal Krayem, Samer Bazzi, Marc Karam
C-reactive protein (CRP) and oxidized low density lipoprotein (oxLDL) serve major roles at both early and advanced stages of atherosclerosis. CRP exists in two isoforms, monomeric (m) and pentameric (p), that bring about pro- or anti-inflammatory effects in macrophages. In addition, CRP may form a complex with oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL) via phosphatidylcholine, thus decreasing its pro-inflammatory effects within macrophages. The aim of the present study was to investigate the single and the combined effects of mCRP, pCRP and oxLDL on U937-derived macrophages...
September 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808425/structure-elucidation-and-antitumor-activity-of-a-new-polysaccharide-from-maerkang-tricholoma-matsutake
#16
Yiling Hou, Xiang Ding, Wanru Hou, Bo Song, Xianghui Yan
A new heteropolysaccharide was isolated from the fruiting bodies of Tricholoma matsutake which had a molecular weight of 12078 Da. The results of structural features analysis showed that T. matsutake polysaccharide, here named TMP-B, was mainly composed of α - D - glucose and α - D - galactose which ratios were 7:2 and had a backbone of 1, 4 - linked α - D - glucose which branches were mainly composed of two 6 - linked α - D - galactose residue, and the α - D - galactose was 1, 6 - linked. Antitumor activity results showed that heteropolysaccharide TMP-B could inhibit the growth of S180 tumor in vivo and promote the apoptosis of L929 cells in vitro...
2017: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808406/peimine-inhibits-the-production-of-proinflammatory-cytokines-through-regulation-of-the-phosphorylation-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-mapks-in-hmc-1-cells
#17
Ji Hye Park, Bina Lee, Hyun Kab Kim, Eun-Young Kim, Jae-Hyun Kim, Ju-Hee Min, Sunkook Kim, Youngjoo Sohn, Hyuk-Sang Jung
BACKGROUND: Peimine is a major biologically active component of Fritillaria ussuriensis. Peimine was investigated in chronic inflammation response, but it has not been studied in mast cell-related immediate allergic reaction. The present study aimed to evaluate anti-allergic effect of peimine in human mast cell (HMC-1). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The effect of peimine on cell viability was measured by MTS assay in HMC-1. Histamine release was investigated in rat peritoneal mast cells (RPMCs)...
July 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808162/listeria-monocytogenes-and-shigella-flexneri-activate-the-nlrp1b-inflammasome
#18
Jana Neiman-Zenevich, Sarah Stuart, Mena Abdel-Nour, Stephen E Girardin, Jeremy Mogridge
Activation of the innate immune receptor NLRP1B leads to the formation of an inflammasome, which induces autoproteolytic processing of pro-caspase-1, and ultimately to the release of inflammatory cytokines and to the execution of pyroptosis. One of the signals to which NLRP1B responds is metabolic stress that occurs in cells deprived of glucose or treated with metabolic inhibitors. NLRP1B might, therefore, sense microbial infection as intracellular pathogens such as Listeria monocytogenes and Shigella flexneri cause metabolic stress as a result of nutrient scavenging and host cell damage...
August 14, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808141/a-critical-role-for-plasma-kallikrein-in-the-pathogenesis-of-autoantibody-induced-arthritis
#19
Aizhen Yang, Junsong Zhou, Bo Wang, Jihong Dai, Robert W Colman, Wenchao Song, Yi Wu
The plasma kallikrein-kinin system (KKS) consists of serine proteases, prekallikrein (pKal) and factor XII (FXII), and a cofactor, high-MW kininogen (HK). Upon activation, activated pKal and FXII cleave HK to release bradykinin. Activation of this system has been noted in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, and its pathogenic role has been characterized in animal arthritic models. In this study, we generated 2 knockout mouse strains that lacked pKal and HK and determined the role of KKS in autoantibody-induced arthritis...
August 14, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807632/development-of-an-in-vitro-co-culture-model-to-mimic-the-human-intestine-in-healthy-and-diseased-state
#20
Angela A M Kämpfer, Patricia Urbán, Sabrina Gioria, Nilesh Kanase, Vicki Stone, Agnieszka Kinsner-Ovaskainen
The intestine forms the largest interface between the environment and the human organism. Its integrity and functioning are crucial for the uptake of nutrients while preventing access of harmful antigens. Inflammatory conditions can significantly change the normal functioning of the intestine. In vitro models that adequately reproduce both healthy and inflamed intestinal tissue could provide a useful tool for studying the mechanisms of intestinal inflammation and investigating new therapeutic drugs. We established a co-culture of Caco-2 and PMA-differentiated THP-1 cells that mimics the intestine in healthy and controlled inflamed states...
August 11, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
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