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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210256/transcriptomic-analysis-of-the-innate-antiviral-immune-response-in-porcine-intestinal-epithelial-cells-influence-of-immunobiotic-lactobacilli
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Leonardo Albarracin, Hisakazu Kobayashi, Hikaru Iida, Nana Sato, Tomonori Nochi, Hisashi Aso, Susana Salva, Susana Alvarez, Haruki Kitazawa, Julio Villena
Lactobacillus rhamnosus CRL1505 and Lactobacillus plantarum CRL1506 are immunobiotic strains able to increase protection against viral intestinal infections as demonstrated in animal models and humans. To gain insight into the host-immunobiotic interaction, the transcriptomic response of porcine intestinal epithelial (PIE) cells to the challenge with viral molecular associated pattern poly(I:C) and the changes in the transcriptomic profile induced by the immunobiotics strains CRL1505 and CRL1506 were investigated in this work...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207527/zhibitai-and-low-dose-atorvastatin-reduce-blood-lipids-and-inflammation-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Yuhong Zhao, Ran Peng, Wang Zhao, Qiong Liu, Yuan Guo, Shuiping Zhao, Danyan Xu
BACKGROUND: Atorvastatin decreases blood lipids but is associated with side effects. Zhibitai is a traditional Chinese medicine used to treat blood lipid disorders. The objective of this study is to evaluate the lipid-lowering effect, antiinflammatory effect, and adverse events of zhibitai combined to atorvastatin in patients with coronary heart diseases (CHDs). METHODS: Patients with CHD (n = 150) were randomized to: zhibitai 480 mg + atorvastatin 10 mg (ZA10 group), atorvastatin 20 mg (A20 group), and atorvastatin 40 mg (A40 group)...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199901/cd44-deficiency-enhanced-streptococcus-equi-ssp-zooepidemicus-dissemination-and-inflammation-response-in-a-mouse-model
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Qiang Fu, Pingping Xiao, Yaosheng Chen, Zigong Wei, Xiaohong Liu
Streptococcus equi ssp. zooepidemicus (S. zooepidemicus) is responsible for peritonitis, septicemia, meningitis, arthritis and several other serious diseases in various species. Recent studies have demonstrated that CD44 is implicated in the process of host defense against pathogenic microorganisms. In the present study, the role of CD44 in the host response to S. zooepidemicus infection was investigated in a mouse model. Upon intraperitoneal infection with S. zooepidemicus, the expression of CD44 on the peritoneal exudate cells from wild-type (WT) mice was increased...
February 9, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193275/immune-regulator-abin1-suppresses-hiv-1-transcription-by-negatively-regulating-the-ubiquitination-of-tat
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Shiyou Chen, Xiaodan Yang, Weijia Cheng, Yuhong Ma, Yafang Shang, Liu Cao, Shuliang Chen, Yu Chen, Min Wang, Deyin Guo
BACKGROUND: A20-binding inhibitor of NF-κB activation (ABIN1), an important immune regulator, was previously shown to be involved in HIV-1 replication. However, the reported studies done with overexpressed ABIN1 provided controversial results. RESULTS: Here we identified ABIN1 as a suppressor of HIV-1 transcription since transient knockdown of ABIN1 led to increased HIV-1 replication both in transformed Jurkat T cell line and in primary human CD4+ T lymphocytes...
February 13, 2017: Retrovirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178345/pi3k%C3%AE-inhibitor-idelalisib-in-combination-with-btk-inhibitor-ono-gs-4059-in-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-with-acquired-resistance-to-pi3k%C3%AE-and-btk-inhibitors
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Anella Yahiaoui, Sarah A Meadows, Rick A Sorensen, Zhi-Hua Cui, Kathleen S Keegan, Robert Brockett, Guang Chen, Christophe Quéva, Li Li, Stacey L Tannheimer
Activated B-cell-like diffuse large B-cell lymphoma relies on B-cell receptor signaling to drive proliferation and survival. Downstream of the B-cell receptor, the key signaling kinases Bruton's tyrosine kinase and phosphoinositide 3-kinase δ offer opportunities for therapeutic intervention by agents such as ibrutinib, ONO/GS-4059, and idelalisib. Combination therapy with such targeted agents could provide enhanced efficacy due to complimentary mechanisms of action. In this study, we describe both the additive interaction of and resistance mechanisms to idelalisib and ONO/GS-4059 in a model of activated B-cell-like diffuse large B-cell lymphoma...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159613/the-vaccinia-virus-dna-polymerase-and-its-processivity-factor
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Maciej W Czarnecki, Paula Traktman
Vaccinia virus is the prototypic poxvirus. The 192 kilobase double-stranded DNA viral genome encodes most if not all of the viral replication machinery. The vaccinia virus DNA polymerase is encoded by the E9L gene. Sequence analysis indicates that E9 is a member of the B family of replicative polymerases. The enzyme has both polymerase and 3'-5' exonuclease activities, both of which are essential to support viral replication. Genetic analysis of E9 has identified residues and motifs whose alteration can confer temperature-sensitivity, drug resistance (phosphonoacetic acid, aphidicolin, cytosine arabinsode, cidofovir) or altered fidelity...
February 1, 2017: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156163/post-infarct-sleep-disruption-and-its-relation-to-cardiac-remodeling-in-a-rat-model-of-myocardial-infarction
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Marjan Aghajani, Mahdieh Faghihi, Alireza Imani, Mohammad Reza Vaez Mahdavi, Abbas Shakoori, Tayebeh Rastegar, Hoda Parsa, Saman Mehrabi, Fatemeh Moradi, Ehsan Kazemi Moghaddam
Sleep disruption after myocardial infarction (MI) by affecting ubiquitin-proteasome system (UPS) is thought to contribute to myocardial remodeling and progressive worsening of cardiac function. The aim of current study was to test the hypothesis about the increased risk of developing heart failure due to experience of sleep restriction (SR) after MI. Male Wistar rats (n = 40) were randomly assigned to four experimental groups: (1) Sham, (2) MI, (3) MI and SR (MI + SR) (4) Sham and SR (Sham + SR). MI was induced by permanent ligation of left anterior descending coronary artery...
February 3, 2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137826/anti-cd20-interleukin-21-fusokine-targets-malignant-b-cells-via-direct-apoptosis-and-nk-cell-dependent-cytotoxicity
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Shruti Bhatt, Salma Parvin, Yu Zhang, Hyun-Mi Cho, Kranthi Kunkalla, Francisco Vega, John M Timmerman, Seung-Uon Shin, Joseph D Rosenblatt, Izidore S Lossos
In spite of newly emerging therapies and the improved survival of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) patients, relapses or primary refractory disease are commonly observed and associated with dismal prognosis. While discovery of the anti-CD20 antibody rituximab has markedly improved outcomes in B-cell NHL, rituximab resistance remains an important obstacle to successful treatment of these tumors. To improve the efficacy of CD20-targeted therapy, we fused IL-21, which induces direct lymphoma cytotoxicity and activates immune effector cells, to the anti-CD20 antibody (αCD20-IL-21 fusokine)...
January 30, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129120/targeting-of-aberrant-%C3%AE-v%C3%AE-6-integrin-expression-in-solid-tumors-using-chimeric-antigen-receptor-engineered-t-cells
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Lynsey M Whilding, Ana C Parente-Pereira, Tomasz Zabinski, David M Davies, Roseanna M G Petrovic, Y Vincent Kao, Shobhit A Saxena, Alex Romain, Jose A Costa-Guerra, Shelia Violette, Hiroaki Itamochi, Sadaf Ghaem-Maghami, Sabari Vallath, John F Marshall, John Maher
Expression of the αvβ6 integrin is upregulated in several solid tumors. In contrast, physiologic expression of this epithelial-specific integrin is restricted to development and epithelial re-modeling. Here, we describe, for the first time, the development of a chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) that couples the recognition of this integrin to the delivery of potent therapeutic activity in a diverse repertoire of solid tumor models. Highly selective targeting αvβ6 was achieved using a foot and mouth disease virus-derived A20 peptide, coupled to a fused CD28(+)CD3 endodomain...
January 4, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112540/do-different-tendons-exhibit-the-same-response-following-chronic-exposure-to-statins
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L P Oliveira, C P Vieira, P P Marques, E R Pimentel
Over the past few years, a number of cases of tendon injuries associated with statin therapy have been reported. In this study, we assessed whether statins can affect the extracellular matrix (ECM) of the deep digital flexor tendon (DDFT) and patellar tendon (PT). Wistar rats were assigned to groups treated with atorvastatin (A20, A80), treated with simvastatin (S20, S80), and control. Zymography, Western blotting for collagen I, non-collagenous proteins (NCP), glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), and hydroxyproline quantifications were performed...
October 4, 2016: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110818/cystatin-c-peptidomimetic-derivative-with-antimicrobial-properties-as-a-potential-compound-against-wound-infections
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Michał Pikuła, Maria Smużyńska, Adam Krzystyniak, Maciej Zieliński, Paulina Langa, Milena Deptuła, Adriana Schumacher, Jakub Łata, Mirosława Cichorek, Anders Grubb, Piotr Trzonkowski, Franciszek Kasprzykowski, Sylwia Rodziewicz-Motowidło
A peptidomimetic called A20 (Cystapep 1) structurally based upon the N-terminal fragment of human cystatin C is known to have strong antibacterial properties. A20 is characterized by high activity against several bacterial strains often isolated from infected wounds, including methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA). In this work we wanted to explore the therapeutic potential of A20 in the treatment of wound infections. We examined, cytotoxicity, allergenicity and impact of A20 on the proliferation and viability of human keratinocytes...
January 5, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089349/development-of-new-ptk7-targeting-aptamer-fluorescent-and-radiolabelled-probes-for-evaluation-as-molecular-imaging-agents-lymphoma-and-melanoma-in-vivo-proof-of-concept
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Victoria Calzada, María Moreno, Jessica Newton, Joel González, Marcelo Fernández, Juan Pablo Gambini, Manuel Ibarra, Alejandro Chabalgoity, Susan Deutscher, Thomas Quinn, Pablo Cabral, Hugo Cerecetto
Aptamers are single-stranded oligonucleotides that recognize molecular targets with high affinity and specificity. Aptamer that selectively bind to the protein tyrosine kinase-7 (PTK7) receptor, overexpressed on many cancers, has been labelled as probes for molecular imaging of cancer. Two new PTK7-targeting aptamer probes were developed by coupling frameworks from the fluorescent dye AlexaFluor647 or the 6-hydrazinonicotinamide (HYNIC) chelator-labelled to (99m)Tc. The derivatizations via a 5'-aminohexyl terminal linker were done at room temperature and under mild buffer conditions...
December 24, 2016: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088970/-tnfaip3-deletion-status-in-classical-hodgkin-lymphoma-and-its-relation-to-epstein-barr-virus
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Y F Shi, Z F Gao, C L Liu, M Li, D M Lin, L X Zhou, Y M Lai, X L Liu, X Huang
Objective: To investigate the TNFAIP3/A20 abnormalities and its association with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) in classical Hodgkin lymphoma (CHL). Methods: Formalin-fixed, paraffinembedded tissue blocks of 54 CHL patients were collected and subjected to the construction of tissue microarray (TMA) for further analyses. EBV status was evaluated by in situ hybridization (ISH) for EBER1/2 and immunohistochemistry (IHC) with anti-LMP-1 antibody. Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) and IHC were performed to determine the copy number alterations of TNFAIP3 and A20 protein expression respectively...
December 14, 2016: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088611/lactobacillus-paracasei-modulates-lps-induced-inflammatory-cytokine-release-by-monocyte-macrophages-via-the-up-regulation-of-negative-regulators-of-nf-kappab-signaling-in-a-tlr2-dependent-manner
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Ke-Yi Sun, Dong-Hua Xu, Chao Xie, Susan Plummer, James Tang, Xiao Fan Yang, Xiao Hui Ji
The application of the probiotic lactobacillus is suggested in the treatment of some inflammatory diseases of intestines due to its potential ability to attenuate inflammation. However, the mechanism is not completely understood. In PBMCs, Lactobacillus paracasei (L. Paracasei) down-regulated the LPS-induced production of TNF-α and IL-6. Using a macrophage-like differentiated THP-1 cell line induced by PMA, we investigated the effect of L. paracasei on the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines by monocyte-macrophages...
January 12, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077334/the-neuroprotective-compound-p7c3-a20-promotes-neurogenesis-and-improves-cognitive-function-after-ischemic-stroke
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Zachary B Loris, Andrew A Pieper, W Dalton Dietrich
Ischemic stroke is a devastating condition with few therapeutic interventions available. The neuroprotective compound P7C3-A20 inhibits mature neuronal cell death while also increasing the net magnitude of postnatal neurogenesis in models of neurodegeneration and acute injury. P7C3 compounds enhance flux of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) in mammalian cells, a proposed therapeutic approach to treating cerebral ischemia. The effectiveness of P7C3-A20 treatment on chronic histopathological and behavioral outcomes and neurogenesis after ischemic stroke has not previously been established...
January 8, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039858/arabidopsis-stress-associated-protein-9-mediates-biotic-and-abiotic-stress-responsive-aba-signaling-via-the-proteasome-pathway
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Miyoung Kang, Seonghee Lee, Haggag Abdelmageed, Angelika Reichert, Hee-Kyung Lee, Mohamed Fokar, Kirankumar S Mysore, Randy D Allen
Arabidopsis thaliana Stress Associated Protein 9 (AtSAP9) is a member of the A20/AN1 zinc finger protein family known to play important roles in plant stress responses and in the mammalian immune response. Though SAPs of several plant species were shown to be involved in abiotic stress responses, the underlying molecular mechanisms are largely unknown and little is known about the involvement of SAPs in plant disease responses. Expression of SAP9 in Arabidopsis is up-regulated in response to dehydration, cold, salinity, and ABA, as well as pathogen infection...
December 31, 2016: Plant, Cell & Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039105/long-acting-%C3%AE-2-agonists-promote-glucocorticoid-mediated-repression-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-by-enhancing-expression-of-the-feedback-regulator-tnfaip3
#17
Mohammed Omar Altonsy, Mahmoud M Mostafa, Anthony N Gerber, Robert Newton
Glucocorticoids, or corticosteroids, are effective treatments for many chronic inflammatory diseases and, in mild/moderate asthma, long-acting β2-adrenoceptor agonists (LABAs) enhance the efficacy of inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs) more than increasing the ICS dose. In human bronchial epithelial, BEAS-2B, cells, expression of TNFα-induced protein 3 (TNFAIP3), or A20, a dual-ubiquitin ligase that provides feedback inhibition of NF-κB, was induced by budesonide, an ICS, formoterol, a LABA, and was further enhanced by budesonide/formoterol combination...
December 29, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032230/protective-effect-of-p7c3-on-retinal-ganglion-cells-from-optic-nerve-injury
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Hidehiro Oku, Seita Morishita, Taeko Horie, Yuko Nishikawa, Teruyo Kida, Masashi Mimura, Shota Kojima, Tsunehiko Ikeda
PURPOSE: To determine whether P7C3-A20, a proneurogenic neuroprotective agent, can protect the retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) of rats from optic nerve crushing. METHODS: The left optic nerve of 67 rats was crushed, and 5.0 mg/kg/day of P7C3-A20 (crush-P7C3) or its vehicle (crush-placebo) was injected intraperitoneally for 3 days from one day prior to the crushing. The protective effects were determined by the number of Tuj-1-stained RGCs and by the ratio of the mRNA levels of BAX/Bcl-2 on day 7...
December 28, 2016: Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004928/iterative-design-and-in-vivo-evaluation-of-an-oncolytic-antilymphoma-peptide
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J Johannes Eksteen, Dominik Ausbacher, Jaione Simon-Santamaria, Trine Stiberg, Cristiane Cavalcanti-Jacobsen, Imin Wushur, John S Svendsen, Øystein Rekdal
Oncolytic peptides represent a promising new strategy within the field of cancer immunotherapy. Here we describe the systematic design and evaluation of short antilymphoma peptides within this paradigm. The peptides were tested in vitro and in vivo to identify a lead compound for further evaluation as novel oncolytic immunotherapeutic. In vitro tests revealed peptides with high activity against several lymphoma types and low cytotoxicity toward normal cells. Treated lymphoma cells exhibited a reduced mitochondrial membrane potential that resulted in an irreversible disintegration of their plasma membranes...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004776/a20-curtails-primary-but-augments-secondary-cd8-t-cell-responses-in-intracellular-bacterial-infection
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Sissy Just, Gopala Nishanth, Jörn H Buchbinder, Xu Wang, Michael Naumann, Inna Lavrik, Dirk Schlüter
The ubiquitin-modifying enzyme A20, an important negative feedback regulator of NF-κB, impairs the expansion of tumor-specific CD8(+) T cells but augments the proliferation of autoimmune CD4(+) T cells. To study the T cell-specific function of A20 in bacterial infection, we infected T cell-specific A20 knockout (CD4-Cre A20(fl/fl)) and control mice with Listeria monocytogenes. A20-deficient pathogen-specific CD8(+) T cells expanded stronger resulting in improved pathogen control at day 7 p.i. Imaging flow cytometry revealed that A20-deficient Listeria-specific CD8(+) T cells underwent increased apoptosis and necroptosis resulting in reduced numbers of memory CD8(+) T cells...
December 22, 2016: Scientific Reports
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