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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775873/psychosocial-stress-and-inflammation-driving-tryptophan-breakdown-in-children-and-adolescents-a-cross-sectional-analysis-of-two-cohorts
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Nathalie Michels, Gerard Clarke, Loreto Olavarria-Ramirez, Sonia Gómez-Martínez, Ligia Esperanza Díaz, Ascensión Marcos, Kurt Widhalm, Livia A Carvalho
BACKGROUND: Tryptophan breakdown is an important mechanism in several diseases e.g. inflammation and stress-induced inflammation have been associated with the development of depression via enhanced tryptophan breakdown. Depression is a major public health problem which commonly starts during adolescence, thus identifying underlying mechanisms during early life is crucial in prevention. The aim of this work was to verify whether independent and interacting associations of psychosocial stress and inflammation on tryptophan breakdown already exist in children and adolescents as a vulnerable age group...
May 15, 2018: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775750/the-effects-of-capn1-gene-inactivation-on-the-differential-expression-of-genes-in-skeletal-muscle
#2
William T Olive, Brittney N Keel, Amanda K Lindholm-Perry, Justyna Horodyska, Andrew P Foote
Protein turnover is required for muscle growth and regeneration and several proteolytic enzymes, including the calpains, degrade myofibrillar proteins during this process. In a previous experiment, phenotypic differences were observed between μ-calpain knockout (KO) and wild type (WT) mice, including nutrient accretion and fiber type differences. These changes were particularly evident as the animals aged. Thus, we utilized 18 mice (9 KO and 9 WT) to compare transcript abundance to identify differentially expressed genes (DEGs) at 52 wk of age...
May 15, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774057/ocrelizumab-a-new-milestone-in-multiple-sclerosis-therapy
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REVIEW
Patricia Mulero, Luciana Midaglia, Xavier Montalban
B cells play a central role in the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis (MS): they are involved in the activation of pro-inflammatory T cells, secretion of pro-inflammatory cytokines and production of autoantibodies directed against myelin. Hence, the use of B cell-depleting monoclonal antibodies as therapy for autoimmune diseases, including MS, has increased in recent years. Previous results with rituximab, the first therapeutic B cell-depleting chimeric monoclonal antibody that showed efficacy in MS clinical trials, encouraged researchers to evaluate the efficacy of a humanized anti-CD20 antibody, ocrelizumab, in MS...
2018: Therapeutic Advances in Neurological Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769705/possible-role-of-the-nipah-virus-v-protein-in-the-regulation-of-the-interferon-beta-induction-by-interacting-with-ubx-domain-containing-protein1
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Shotaro Uchida, Ryo Horie, Hiroki Sato, Chieko Kai, Misako Yoneda
Nipah virus (NiV) is a highly pathogenic paramyxovirus that causes lethal encephalitis in humans. We previously reported that the V protein, one of the three accessory proteins encoded by the P gene, is one of the key determinants of the pathogenesis of NiV in a hamster infection model. Satterfield B.A. et al. have also revealed that V protein is required for the pathogenicity of henipavirus in a ferret infection model. However, the complete functions of NiV V have not been clarified. In this study, we identified UBX domain-containing protein 1 (UBXN1), a negative regulator of RIG-I-like receptor signaling, as a host protein that interacts with NiV V...
May 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767307/virus-vector-mediated-genetic-modification-of-brain-tumor-stromal-cells-after-intravenous-delivery
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Adrienn Volak, Stanley G LeRoy, Jeya Shree Natasan, David J Park, Pike See Cheah, Andreas Maus, Zachary Fitzpatrick, Eloise Hudry, Kelsey Pinkham, Sheetal Gandhi, Bradley T Hyman, Dakai Mu, Dwijit GuhaSarkar, Anat O Stemmer-Rachamimov, Miguel Sena-Esteves, Christian E Badr, Casey A Maguire
The malignant primary brain tumor, glioblastoma (GBM) is generally incurable. New approaches are desperately needed. Adeno-associated virus (AAV) vector-mediated delivery of anti-tumor transgenes is a promising strategy, however direct injection leads to focal transgene spread in tumor and rapid tumor division dilutes out the extra-chromosomal AAV genome, limiting duration of transgene expression. Intravenous (IV) injection gives widespread distribution of AAV in normal brain, however poor transgene expression in tumor, and high expression in non-target cells which may lead to ineffective therapy and high toxicity, respectively...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761737/predictive-validity-of-neda-in-the-16-and-21-year-follow-up-from-the-pivotal-trial-of-interferon-beta-1b
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Douglas S Goodin, Anthony T Reder, Anthony L Traboulsee, David Kb Li, Dawn Langdon, Gary Cutter, Stuart Cook, Timothy O'Donnell, Marcelo Kremenchutzky, Joel Oger, Ralf Koelbach, Christoph Pohl, Eva-Maria Wicklein
BACKGROUND: Long-term follow-up from the randomized trial of interferon beta-1b (IFNB-1b) permitted the assessment of different definitions of no evidence of disease activity (NEDA) for predicting long-term outcome in multiple sclerosis (MS). OBJECTIVE: To examine the predictive validity of different NEDA definitions. METHODS: Predictive validity for negative disability outcomes (NDOs) at 16 years and survival at 21 years post-randomization were assessed...
May 1, 2018: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760710/ionizing-radiation-induces-morphological-changes-and-immunological-modulation-of-jurkat-cells
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Patrick Voos, Sebastian Fuck, Fabian Weipert, Laura Babel, Dominique Tandl, Tobias Meckel, Stephanie Hehlgans, Claudia Fournier, Anna Moroni, Franz Rödel, Gerhard Thiel
Impairment or stimulation of the immune system by ionizing radiation (IR) impacts on immune surveillance of tumor cells and non-malignant cells and can either foster therapy response or side effects/toxicities of radiation therapy. For a better understanding of the mechanisms by which IR modulates T-cell activation and alters functional properties of these immune cells, we exposed human immortalized Jurkat cells and peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBL) to X-ray doses between 0.1 and 5 Gy. This resulted in cellular responses, which are typically observed also in naïve T-lymphocytes in response of T-cell receptor immune stimulation or mitogens...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759135/the-levels-of-soluble-forms-of-cd21-and-cd83-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Sajad Karampoor, Hamid Zahednasab, Masoud Etemadifar, Hossein Keyvani
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a neuroinflammatory disease of the central nervous system (CNS) in which immune system plays a crucial role in progression of the disease. An enormous amount of research has been shown that immune mediators such as cytokines and chemokines are the culprits of MS propagation suggesting that modulation of such molecules may pave the path to hinder the disease development. It has been shown that both CD21 and CD83 contribute to the resolution of inflammation occurred in MS. CD21 and CD83 have also been ascribed to Epstein Barr virus (EBV) infection (the prime suspect of MS causality) and the levels of vitamin D, respectively...
July 15, 2018: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752880/the-clinical-relevance-of-fragile-histidine-triad-protein-fhit-in-patients-with-bladder-cancer
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Xiao-Ping Liu, Xiao-Hong Yin, Xin-Hui Yan, Xian-Tao Zeng, Xing-Huan Wang
BACKGROUND The present study aimed to investigate the clinical relevance of fragile histidine triad protein (FHIT) in patients with bladder cancer (BC). MATERIAL AND METHODS Three independent BC microarray studies were collected and reanalyzed. The expression of FHIT was evaluated between BC samples and normal bladder tissues. The correlation between the expression of FHIT and clinicopathological features was analyzed using the chi-square test. Log-rank based survival analysis was conducted to detect the survival significance of FHIT in patients with BC...
May 12, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751787/predictive-value-of-early-magnetic-resonance-imaging-measures-is-differentially-affected-by-the-dose-of-interferon-beta-1a-given-subcutaneously-three-times-a-week-an-exploratory-analysis-of-the-prisms-study
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Anthony Traboulsee, David K B Li, Mark Cascione, Juanzhi Fang, Fernando Dangond, Aaron Miller
BACKGROUND: On-treatment magnetic resonance imaging lesions may predict long-term clinical outcomes in patients receiving interferon β-1a. This study aimed to assess the effect of active T2 and T1 gadolinium-enhancing (Gd+) lesions on relapses and 3-month confirmed Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) progression in the PRISMS clinical trial. METHODS: Exploratory analyses assessed whether active T2 and T1 Gd + lesions at Month 6, or active T2 lesions at Month 12, predicted clinical outcomes over 4 years in PRISMS...
May 11, 2018: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751576/thymoquinone-suppresses-irf-3-mediated-expression-of-type-i-interferons-via-suppression-of-tbk1
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Nur Aziz, Young-Jin Son, Jae Youl Cho
Interferon regulatory factor (IRF)-3 is known to have a critical role in viral and bacterial innate immune responses by regulating the production of type I interferon (IFN). Thymoquinone (TQ) is a compound derived from black cumin ( Nigella sativa L.) and is known to regulate immune responses by affecting transcription factors associated with inflammation, including nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) and activator protein-1 (AP-1). However, the role of TQ in the IRF-3 signaling pathway has not been elucidated...
May 3, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750542/the-critical-clinical-role-of-interferon-beta-in-regulating-cancer-stem-cell-properties-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer
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Mary R Doherty, Mark W Jackson
Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) the deadliest form of this disease currently lacks a targeted therapy and is characterized by increased risk of metastasis and presence of therapeutically resistant cancer stem cells (CSC). Recent evidence has demonstrated that the presence of an interferon (IFN)/signal transducer of activated transcription 1 (STAT1) gene signature correlates with improved therapeutic response and overall survival in TNBC patients. In agreement with these clinical observations, our recent work has demonstrated, in a cell model of TNBC that CSC have intrinsically repressed IFN signaling...
May 11, 2018: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745887/successful-treatment-of-a-patient-with-both-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-progressive-hepatitis-c-using-immunosuppressive-therapy-and-interferon-beta
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Yusuke Sugimori, Hiroyuki Yamashita, Hideki Yorifuji, Yuko Takahashi, Hiroshi Kaneko, Akio Mimori
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 8, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739054/dioscin-promotes-proliferation-of-pancreatic-beta-cells-via-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathways
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Fengyun Yu, Leilei Bing, Yanrong Xie, Wenjuan Yu
BACKGROUND: Dysfunction of pancreatic beta cells is related with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Dioscin, a natural steroid saponin, has many pharmacological effects. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of dioscin on apoptosis of pancreatic beta cells induced by high glucose. METHODS: Pancreatic cell line RNAKT-15 was treated with 20 mM glucose with or without different concentrations of dioscin and viability and apoptosis of cells were measured. Western blot assay was used to measure the expression levels of some proteins such as phosphorylated glycogen synthase kinase 3β (GSK-3β) and β-catenin...
May 1, 2018: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720872/adherence-to-subcutaneous-interferon-beta-1a-treatment-using-an-electronic-injection-device-a-prospective-open-label-scandinavian-noninterventional-study-the-scansmart-study
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Elena Didenko Pedersen, Egon Stenager, J L Vadgaard, M B Jensen, R Schmid, N Meland, G Magnussen, Jette L Frederiksen
Background: Disease modifying drugs help control the course of relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS); however, good adherence is needed for long-term outcomes. Objective: To evaluate patient adherence to treatment with subcutaneous interferon beta-1a using RebiSmart® and assess injection-site reactions and treatment satisfaction. Methods: This prospective, single-arm, open-label, noninterventional multicenter Phase IV trial included disease modifying drug-experienced mobile patients with RRMS...
2018: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29717007/selective-packaging-in-murine-coronavirus-promotes-virulence-by-limiting-type-i-interferon-responses
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Jeremiah Athmer, Anthony R Fehr, Matthew E Grunewald, Wen Qu, D Lori Wheeler, Kevin W Graepel, Rudragouda Channappanavar, Aimee Sekine, Dana Saud Aldabeeb, Michael Gale, Mark R Denison, Stanley Perlman
Selective packaging is a mechanism used by multiple virus families to specifically incorporate genomic RNA (gRNA) into virions and exclude other types of RNA. Lineage A betacoronaviruses incorporate a 95-bp stem-loop structure, the packaging signal (PS), into the nsp15 locus of ORF1b that is both necessary and sufficient for the packaging of RNAs. However, unlike other viral PSs, where mutations generally resulted in viral replication defects, mutation of the coronavirus (CoV) PS results in large increases in subgenomic RNA packaging with minimal effects on gRNA packaging in vitro and on viral titers...
May 1, 2018: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713367/wentong-decoction-cures-allergic-bronchial-asthma-by-regulating-the-apoptosis-imbalance-of-eos
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Yue Yan, Hai-Peng Bao, Chun-Lei Li, Qi Shi, Yan-Hua Kong, Ting Yao, You-Lin Li
Background: Eosinophils (EOS) is one of the most important cells involved in the pathogenesis of chronic airway inflammation in asthma, and its apoptosis is part of the mechanisms of asthma. Therefore, this study aimed to observe the effect of Chinese medicine Wentong decoction (WTD) in EOS apoptosis in asthmatic rats. This work also explored the mechanism of WTD regulation in EOS apoptosis and provided a new target for clinical treatment of asthma. Methods: Asthmatic rats induced by ovalbumin were treated with WTD...
2018: Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691338/the-efficacy-of-the-interferon-alpha-beta-response-versus-arboviruses-is-temperature-dependent
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Whitney C Lane, Matthew D Dunn, Christina L Gardner, L K Metthew Lam, Alan M Watson, Amy L Hartman, Kate D Ryman, William B Klimstra
Interferon alpha/beta (IFN-α/β) is a critical mediator of protection against most viruses, with host survival frequently impossible in its absence. Many studies have investigated the pathways involved in the induction of IFN-α/β after virus infection and the resultant upregulation of antiviral IFN-stimulated genes (ISGs) through IFN-α/β receptor complex signaling. However, other than examining the effects of genetic deletion of induction or effector pathway components, little is known regarding the functionality of these responses in intact hosts and whether host genetic or environmental factors might influence their potency...
April 24, 2018: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29685071/comparative-analysis-of-natalizumab-versus-fingolimod-as-second-line-treatment-in-relapsing-remitting-multiple-sclerosis
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Johannes Lorscheider, Pascal Benkert, Carmen Lienert, Peter Hänni, Tobias Derfuss, Jens Kuhle, Ludwig Kappos, Özgür Yaldizli
BACKGROUND: No randomized controlled trials have compared the efficacy of fingolimod or natalizumab as second-line treatment in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). OBJECTIVE: To compare clinical outcomes after escalation to fingolimod versus natalizumab in patients with clinically active RRMS. METHODS: Using the registry of the Swiss Federation for Common Tasks of Health Insurances, we identified patients with RRMS and ≥1 relapse in the year before switching from interferon beta or glatiramer acetate to fingolimod or natalizumab...
April 1, 2018: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679749/matching-adjusted-comparisons-demonstrate-better-clinical-outcomes-with-sc-peginterferon-beta-1a-every-two-weeks-than-with-sc-interferon-beta-1a-three-times-per-week
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Patricia K Coyle, Shulian Shang, Zhen Xiao, Qunming Dong, Carmen Castrillo-Viguera
BACKGROUND: Subcutaneous (SC) peginterferon beta-1a and SC interferon beta-1a (IFN beta-1a) have demonstrated efficacy in treating relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) but have never been compared in direct head-to-head clinical trials, the gold-standard comparison. A well-balanced matching-adjusted comparison of weighted individual patient data on SC peginterferon beta-1a, and aggregate data from published phase 3 clinical trials of SC IFN beta-1a, was conducted to provide additional information on the comparative efficacy of these two agents...
February 18, 2018: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
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