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Peter Riško, Jan Pláteník, Richard Buchal, Jana Potočková, Pavel J Kraml
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The increased iron level and the labile iron pool (LIP) in circulating monocytes are connected to a higher frequency of cardiovascular events. METHODS: The study investigates the relationship between LIP in circulating monocytes and markers of iron metabolism and atherosclerosis (inflammation, oxidative stress, endothelial dysfunction and arterial elasticity) in long-term blood donors and non-donor volunteers. RESULTS: We found that donors had significantly higher LIP values than the control group (1...
March 3, 2018: Atherosclerosis
Roshanak Derakhshandeh, Sonia Sanadhya, Kyu Lee Han, Haiyan Chen, Olga Goloubeva, Tonya J Webb, Rania H Younis
The search for stromal biomarkers in carcinoma patients is a challenge in the field. Semaphorin 4D (Sema4D), known for its various developmental, physiological and pathological effects, plays a role in pro and anti-inflammatory responses. It is expressed in many epithelial tumors including head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). Recently, we found that HNSCC-associated Sema4D modulates an immune-suppressive, tumor-permissible environment by inducing the expansion of myeloid derived suppressor cells. The purpose of this study was to determine the value of Sema4D as a biomarker for the peri-tumoral stromal phenotype in human HNSCC...
February 16, 2018: Oncotarget
Albert J Czaja
Autoimmune hepatitis lacks a quantifiable biomarker that is close to its pathogenic mechanisms and that accurately reflects inflammatory activity, correlates with treatment response, and ensures inactive disease before treatment withdrawal. Areas covered: Micro-ribonucleic acids, programmed death-1 protein and its ligands, macrophage migration inhibitory factor, soluble CD163, B cell activating factor, and metabolite patterns in blood were considered the leading candidates as therapeutic biomarkers after search of PubMed from August 1981 to August 2017 using the search words "biomarkers of autoimmune hepatitis"...
March 14, 2018: Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
H J Huang, X Y Chen, Z Y Zheng
Objective: To investigate the clinicopathological features, differential diagnosis, and genetic alteration of Langerhans cell sarcoma (LCS). Methods: Four cases of LCS were collected from Fujian Provincial Hospital and Fuzhou General Hospital of Nanjing Military Command of PLA from July 2013 to January 2017. Clinicopathological features and immunophenotype were retrospectively reviewed in four LCS cases combined with genetic mutation analysis of BRAF and ALK. Results: Four cases included 2 women and 2 men with ages from 42 to 79 years (median=59...
March 8, 2018: Zhonghua Bing Li Xue za Zhi Chinese Journal of Pathology
David Dias-Polak, Margarita Indelman, Reuven Bergman, Emily Avitan-Hersh
Skin biopsy may be helpful in the diagnosis of H syndrome. A triad of dermal fibrosis, lymphocytic aggregates, and numerous CD68+, CD163+, S100-positive, and CD1a-negative dermal histiocytes is characteristic.
March 2018: Clinical Case Reports
Meng Tang, Bingji Liu, Xiaocui Bu, Peng Zhao
Tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) contribute to tumor progression, but it is not clear how they are recruited to tumor sites. Here we showed that periostin (POSTN) was present at high levels in ovarian cancer ascetic fluids and was correlated with CD163+ TAMs. The high POSTN level and macrophage infiltration were inversely associated with relapse-free survival for ovarian cancer patients. In vitro studies showed that co-culture with macrophages significantly increased POSTN production in ovarian cancer cells...
March 12, 2018: Cancer Science
Saverio G Parisi, Samantha Andreis, Carlo Mengoli, Nicola Menegotto, Silvia Cavinato, Renzo Scaggiante, Massimo Andreoni, Giorgio Palù, Monica Basso, Anna Maria Cattelan
Soluble CD163, soluble CD14 and cellular HIV-1-DNA levels reflect two different aspects of HIV infection: immune activation and the reservoir of infected cells. The aim of this study was to describe their relationships in a cohort of HIV-HCV co-infected patients successfully treated for both HCV and HIV infections. Fifty-five patients were recruited and studied prior to the start of direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) (T0), at week 12 of DAA treatment (T1) and 24 weeks after T0 (T2). The subjects were classified as having undetectable plasma HIV viraemia (UV) or low-level viraemia (LLV) in the 18 months before T2...
March 9, 2018: Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Serena Tedesco, Federica De Majo, Jieun Kim, Annalisa Trenti, Lucia Trevisi, Gian Paolo Fadini, Chiara Bolego, Peter W Zandstra, Andrea Cignarella, Libero Vitiello
Human peripheral-blood monocytes are used as an established in vitro system for generating macrophages. For several reasons, monocytic cell lines such as THP-1 have been considered as a possible alternative. In view of their distinct developmental origins and phenotypic attributes, we set out to assess the extent to which human monocyte-derived macrophages (MDMs) and phorbol-12-myristate-13-acetate (PMA)-differentiated THP-1 cells were overlapping across a variety of responses to activating stimuli. Resting (M0) macrophages were polarized toward M1 or M2 phenotypes by 48-h incubation with LPS (1 μg/ml) and IFN-γ (10 ng/ml) or with IL-4 (20 ng/ml) and IL-13 (5 ng/ml), respectively...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
Razieh Rabani, Allen Volchuk, Mirjana Jerkic, Lindsay Ormesher, Linda Garces-Ramirez, Johnathan Canton, Claire Masterson, Stephane Gagnon, Kate C Tatham, John Marshall, Sergio Grinstein, John G Laffey, Katalin Szaszi, Gerard F Curley
Human Mesenchymal Stem/Stromal Cells (MSCs) have been reported to produce an M2-like, alternatively activated phenotype in macrophages. In addition, MSCs mediate effective bacterial clearance in pre-clinical sepsis models. Thus, MSCs have a paradoxical anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory response that is not understood. Here we studied the phenotypic and functional response of monocyte-derived human macrophages to MSC exposure in vitro MSCs induced two distinct, co-existent phenotypes: M2-like macrophages (generally elongated morphology, CD163 positive, acute phagosomal acidification, low NADPH oxidase expression and low phagosomal superoxide production) and M1-like macrophages, characterised by high levels of phagosomal superoxide production...
March 8, 2018: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
Luca Ferrari, Elena Canelli, Elena De Angelis, Alessia Catella, Giulia Ferrarini, Giulia Ogno, Luca Bonati, Roberto Nardini, Paolo Borghetti, Paolo Martelli
Highly pathogenic (HP) PRRSV isolates have been discovered within both PRRSV-1 and PRRSV-2 genotypes and investigated in recent years especially for their ability to cause extremely severe disease in conventional pig herds. The exacerbation of general and respiratory clinical signs has been attributed not only to an efficient replication (virulence) but also to the ability to dysregulate viral recognition and induce mechanisms of immune evasion or immune enhancement of humoral and cellular anti-viral responses differently from non-HP PRRSV isolates in terms of intensity and temporal onset...
March 2018: Veterinary Microbiology
Raquel Portugal, Alexandre Leitão, Carlos Martins
ASFV causes an important disease of domestic swine and wild boar. Currently no vaccine is available, highlighting the necessity to understand ASFV modulation of innate immune responses in natural host cells. With this aim, macrophage cultures enriched in SWC9 and CD163 differentiation markers were infected in parallel with high virulent ASFV/L60 and low virulent ASFV/NHV, the latter lacking MGF 360 and 505/530 genes associated with type I interferon (IFN I) control. IFN I production and signaling were studied after completion of the viral cycles...
March 2018: Veterinary Microbiology
Manli Zhang, Lili Ding, Xinrui Wang, Jie Hou, Man Li, Yanfang Jiang, Xiuting He, Meizi Cui, Feng Hu, Xiuna Zhang, Jingyuan Yang, Xiaohe Guo, Huiying Zhao, Pujun Gao
BACKGROUND: Despite the role of monocytes in the pathogenesis of severe acute pancreatitis (SAP), it remains unclear how different subtypes of monocytes regulate and contribute to this pathogenesis. METHODS: We examined the numbers of different subsets of monocytes by flow cytometry in 21 SAP, 15 mild acute pancreatitis (MAP) and 13 healthy controls (HC). The concentrations of plasma cytokines were assessed by cytometric bead array. Disease severity was evaluated based on the acute physiology and chronic health evaluation (APACHE) II score and plasma C-reactive proteins (CRP) levels...
March 5, 2018: International Immunopharmacology
Cristiano Claudino Oliveira, Rafael Bispo Paschoalini, Maria Aparecida Custódio Domingues
Histiocytic sarcoma (HS) is a rare malignant neoplasia of hematopoietic origin and unknown etiology. We studied three patients with histiocytic sarcoma reviewing the morphological and immunohistochemical aspects. We evaluated in particular, if apoptosis may be unbalanced in this disease. All cases have morphological and immunohistochemical features consistent with the diagnosis of histiocytic sarcoma. The markers CD163, CD68, vimentin, lysozyme, and S-100 were positive in all cases. Similarly, the three samples were positive for Fas-ligand and Caspase-3...
January 2018: Autopsy & Case Reports
Nanumi Han, Muhammad Baghdadi, Kozo Ishikawa, Hiraku Endo, Takuto Kobayashi, Haruka Wada, Keisuke Imafuku, Hiroo Hata, Ken-Ichiro Seino
Background: Immunotherapies that target immune-checkpoint molecules such PD-1 have helped to achieve durable responses in melanoma treatment. However, 25% of melanoma patients who showed objective responses to PD-1 blockade develop resistance and suffer from disease progression and ultimately death, which necessitates the identification of related resistance mechanisms.IL-34 is a cytokine that controls the biology of myeloid cell lineage through binding to CSF-1R. IL-34 is importantly involved in the pathogenesis of various diseases...
2018: Inflammation and Regeneration
Alexander J Gill, Rolando Garza, Surendra S Ambegaokar, Benjamin B Gelman, Dennis L Kolson
BACKGROUND: Heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) is a critical cytoprotective enzyme that limits oxidative stress, inflammation, and cellular injury within the central nervous system (CNS) and other tissues. We previously demonstrated that HO-1 protein expression is decreased within the brains of HIV+ subjects and that this HO-1 reduction correlates with CNS immune activation and neurocognitive dysfunction. To define a potential CNS protective role for HO-1 against HIV, we analyzed a well-characterized HIV autopsy cohort for two common HO-1 promoter region polymorphisms that are implicated in regulating HO-1 promoter transcriptional activity, a (GT)n dinucleotide repeat polymorphism and a single nucleotide polymorphism (A(-413)T)...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Neuroinflammation
Masahiro Yamashita, Ryoko Saito, Shinji Yasuhira, Yuh Fukuda, Hironobu Sasamo, Tamotsu Sugai, Kohei Yamauchi, Makoto Maemondo
Background: The types of cells most significantly linked to individual subtypes of idiopathic interstitial pneumonias (IIPs) remain unclear. Few studies have examined CD163+ macrophages in IIPs. Objective: We retrospectively aimed to immunohistochemically characterize the CD163+ macrophages in IIPs. Methods: Paraffin-embedded lung tissue samples were obtained from 47 patients with IIPs, including idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), idiopathic nonspecific interstitial pneumonia (NSIP), and cryptogenic organizing pneumonia (COP), and 12 normal controls were immunohistochemically analyzed, using primary antibodies against CD68 and CD163 as indicators of pan and M2 macrophages, respectively...
2018: Journal of Immunology Research
Jian-Feng Liu, Lei Wu, Lei-Lei Yang, Wei-Wei Deng, Liang Mao, Hao Wu, Wen-Feng Zhang, Zhi-Jun Sun
BACKGROUND: T-cell immunoglobulin mucin 3 (TIM3) is a negative immune checkpoint and plays a crucial part in tumor-induced immune suppression. However, the mechanism of TIM3 in regulating immunosuppression in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) was still not quite clear. METHODS: We carried out the immunohistochemistry staining of HNSCC tissue microarrays. Through quantification of the histoscore, we performed the correlation analysis among the TIM3, Galectin-9, Foxp3, CD68 and CD163...
March 5, 2018: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
Gerjan J Dekkema, Wayel H Abdulahad, Theo Bijma, Sarah M Moran, Louise Ryan, Mark A Little, Coen A Stegeman, Peter Heeringa, Jan-Stephan F Sanders
Background: Early detection of renal involvement in anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV) is of major clinical importance to allow prompt initiation of treatment and limit renal damage. Urinary soluble cluster of differentiation 163 (usCD163) has recently been identified as a potential biomarker for active renal vasculitis. However, a significant number of patients with active renal vasculitis test negative using usCD163. We therefore studied whether soluble CD25 (sCD25), a T cell activation marker, could improve the detection of renal flares in AAV...
March 1, 2018: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
Scott Letendre, Ajay Bharti, Ignacio Perez-Valero, Barbara Hanson, Donald Franklin, Steven Paul Woods, Sara Gianella, Michelli Faria de Oliveira, Robert K Heaton, Igor Grant, Alan L Landay, Nell Lurain
Objective: To determine the association of CMV infection with neurocognitive performance in HIV+ adults. Design: Cross-sectional, observational, exploratory study. Methods: Anti-CMV IgG concentrations in blood and CMV DNA copies in blood and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) were measured in stored specimens of 80 HIV+ adults who were previously assessed with a standardized, comprehensive neurocognitive test battery. Thirty-eight were taking suppressive antiretroviral therapy (ART, HIV RNA ≤ 50 copies/mL) and 42 were not taking ART...
March 1, 2018: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Helen Singleton, Simon P Graham, Jean-Pierre Frossard, Katherine B Bodman-Smith, Falko Steinbach
Monocytes are considered refractory to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus type 1 (PRRSV-1) infection. However, monocytes are only short-lived in blood, being able to differentiate into macrophages and dendritic cells (DC). It was therefore merited to revisit PRRSV-1 interaction with monocytes, particularly those treated with cytokines influencing monocyte biology. Thus, several factors were screened, particularly those modulating monocyte differentiation and expression of putative PRRSV-1 receptors (CD169 and CD163)...
March 1, 2018: Virology
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