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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228590/a-polymorphism-within-the-internal-fusion-loop-of-the-ebola-virus-glycoprotein-modulates-host-cell-entry
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Markus Hoffmann, Lisa Crone, Erik Dietzel, Jennifer Paijo, Mariana González-Hernández, Inga Nehlmeier, Ulrich Kalinke, Stephan Becker, Stefan Pöhlmann
The large scale of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa in 2013-2016 raised the question whether the host cell interactions of the responsible Ebola virus (EBOV) strain differed from those of other ebolaviruses. We previously reported that the glycoprotein (GP) of the virus circulating in West Africa in 2014 (EBOV2014) exhibited reduced ability to mediate entry into two non-human primate (NHP)-derived cell lines relative to the GP of EBOV1976. Here, we investigated the molecular determinants underlying the differential entry efficiency...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228072/curcumin-and-endothelial-function-evidence-and-mechanisms-of-protective-effects
#2
Maryam Saberi Karimian, Matteo Pirro, Thomas P Johnston, Muhammed Majeed, Amirhossein Sahebkar
BACKGROUND: The endothelium is a large paracrine organ regulating cell growth, vascular tone and thrombogenicity as well as platelet and leukocyte interactions. Endothelial function can be assessed by non-invasive techniques [e.g. flow-mediated vasodilation, nitroglycerin-mediated dilation and pulse wave velocity] and measuring specific circulating biomarkers [cell adhesion molecules, endothelial microparticles and endothelial progenitor cells]. Impaired endothelial function plays a key role in the development of atherosclerosis, arterial hypertension, heart failure, ischemia-reperfusion injury, Alzheimer's disease and other conditions...
February 22, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226228/antigen-presenting-cells-in-the-skin
#3
Sakeen W Kashem, Muzlifah Haniffa, Daniel H Kaplan
Professional antigen-presenting cells (APCs) in the skin include dendritic cells, monocytes, and macrophages. They are highly dynamic, with the capacity to enter skin from the peripheral circulation, patrol within tissue, and migrate through lymphatics to draining lymph nodes. Skin APCs are endowed with antigen sensing, processing, and presenting machinery and play key roles in initiating, modulating, and resolving cutaneous inflammation. Skin APCs are a highly heterogeneous population with functionally specialized subsets that are developmentally imprinted and modulated by local tissue microenvironmental and inflammatory cues...
February 6, 2017: Annual Review of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225764/cynomolgus-macaques-naturally-infected-with-trypanosoma-cruzi-i-exhibit-an-overall-mixed-pro-inflammatory-modulated-cytokine-signature-characteristic-of-human-chagas-disease
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Danielle Marquete Vitelli-Avelar, Renato Sathler-Avelar, Armanda Moreira Mattoso-Barbosa, Nicolas Gouin, Marcelo Perdigão-de-Oliveira, Leydiane Valério-Dos-Reis, Ronaldo Peres Costa, Silvana Maria Elói-Santos, Matheus de Souza Gomes, Laurence Rodrigues do Amaral, Andréa Teixeira-Carvalho, Olindo Assis Martins-Filho, Edward J Dick, Gene B Hubbard, Jane F VandeBerg, John L VandeBerg
BACKGROUND: Non-human primates have been shown to be useful models for Chagas disease. We previously reported that natural T. cruzi infection of cynomolgus macaques triggers clinical features and immunophenotypic changes of peripheral blood leukocytes resembling those observed in human Chagas disease. In the present study, we further characterize the cytokine-mediated microenvironment to provide supportive evidence of the utility of cynomolgus macaques as a model for drug development for human Chagas disease...
February 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225718/frailty-and-circulating-markers-of-inflammation-in-hiv-and-hiv-men-in-the-multicenter-aids-cohort-study
#5
Joseph B Margolick, Jay H Bream, Otoniel Martínez-Maza, Joe Lopez, Xiuhong Li, John P Phair, Susan L Koletar, Lisa P Jacobson
BACKGROUND: Frailty is associated with immune activation and inflammation in the elderly general population, but whether this is true in the younger HIV-infected (HIV+) population is not known. METHODS: We analyzed 24 serologic biomarkers of monocyte, T-cell, or B-cell activation in HIV- (n = 207) and HIV+ (n = 714; 75% virologically suppressed) men who have sex with men in the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS) and were classified as frail or nonfrail according to expression or nonexpression of the frailty phenotype at 2 consecutive study visits...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224211/mechanisms-overseeing-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cell-production-in-neoplastic-disease
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REVIEW
Colleen S Netherby, Scott I Abrams
Perturbations in myeloid cell differentiation are common in neoplasia, culminating in immature populations known as myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs). MDSCs favor tumor progression due to their ability to suppress host immunity or promote invasion and metastasis. They are thought to originate from the bone marrow as a result of exposure to stromal- or circulating tumor-derived factors (TDFs). Although great interest has been placed on understanding how MDSCs function, less is known regarding how MDSCs develop at a transcriptional level...
February 21, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222329/inflammatory-chemokines-and-their-receptors-in-human-visceral-leishmaniasis-gene-expression-profile-in-peripheral-blood-splenic-cellular-sources-and-their-impact-on-trafficking-of-inflammatory-cells
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Neetu Singh, Shyam Sundar
Chemokines play an important role in determining cellular composition at inflammatory sites, and as such, influence disease outcome. In this study, we investigated the expression profile and splenic cellular source of various inflammatory chemokines and their receptors in human visceral leishmaniasis (VL). The expression of chemokines or their receptors was measured at the gene and protein level by employing real time qPCR and a cytometric bead array assay, respectively. In addition, the cellular source of chemokines and their receptors in the spleen was identified employing gene expression analyses in sequentially selected cell subsets...
February 18, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209719/adaptive-nk-cells-can-persist-in-patients-with-gata2-mutation-depleted-of-stem-and-progenitor-cells
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Heinrich Schlums, Moonjung Jung, Hongya Han, Jakob Theorell, Venetia Bigley, Samuel C C Chiang, David S J Allan, Jan K Davidson-Moncada, Rachel E Dickinson, Tim D Holmes, Amy P Hsu, Danielle Townsley, Thomas Winkler, Weixin Wang, Pål Aukrust, Ingvild Nordøy, Katherine R Calvo, Steve M Holland, Matthew Collin, Cynthia E Dunbar, Yenan T Bryceson
Heterozygous GATA2 mutation is associated with immunodeficiency, lymphedema, and myelodysplastic syndrome. Disease presentation is variable, often coinciding with loss of circulating dendritic cells, monocytes, B cells, and NK cells. Nonetheless, in a proportion of patients carrying GATA2 mutation, NK cells persist. We found that peripheral blood NK cells in symptomatic patients uniformly lacked expression of the transcription factor PLZF, as well as expression of intracellular signaling proteins FcϵRγ, SYK, and EAT-2 in a variegated manner...
February 16, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208160/quantitative-and-qualitative-profiles-of-circulating-monocytes-may-help-identifying-tuberculosis-infection-and-disease-stages
#9
Marco Pio La Manna, Valentina Orlando, Francesco Dieli, Paola Di Carlo, Antonio Cascio, Gilda Cuzzi, Fabrizio Palmieri, Delia Goletti, Nadia Caccamo
Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the most important cause of morbidity and death among infectious diseases, and continuous efforts are needed to improve diagnostic tools and therapy. Previous published studies showed that the absolute cells number of monocytes or lymphocytes in peripheral blood or yet the ratio of monocytes to lymphocytes displayed the ability to predict the risk of active TB. In the present study we evaluated the ratio of monocytes to lymphocytes variation and we also analyzed the ex-vivo expression of CD64 on monocytes as tools to identify biomarkers for discriminating TB stages...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207887/platelet-monocyte-derived-and-tissue-factor-carrying-circulating-microparticles-are-related-to-acute-myocardial-infarction-severity
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Gemma Chiva-Blanch, Kristian Laake, Peder Myhre, Vibeke Bratseth, Harald Arnesen, Svein Solheim, Lina Badimon, Ingebjørg Seljeflot
OBJECTIVE: Circulating microparticles (cMPs) are phospholipid-rich vesicles released from cells when activated or injured, and contribute to the formation of intracoronary thrombi. Tissue factor (TF, CD142) is the main trigger of fibrin formation and TF-carrying cMPs are considered one of the most procoagulant cMPs. Similar types of atherosclerotic lesions may lead to different types of AMI, although the mechanisms behind are unresolved. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the phenotype of cMPs found in plasma of ACS patients and its relation to AMI severity and thrombotic burden...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204966/inhibition-of-the-renin-angiotensin-system-post-myocardial-infarction-prevents-inflammation-associated-acute-cardiac-rupture
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Xiao-Ming Gao, Alan Tsai, Annas Al-Sharea, Yidan Su, Shirley Moore, Li-Ping Han, Helen Kiriazis, Anthony M Dart, Andrew J Murphy, Xiao-Jun Du
PURPOSE: Inhibition of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) is beneficial in patient management after myocardial infarction (MI). However, whether RAS inhibition also provides cardiac protection in the acute phase of MI is unclear. METHODS: Male 129sv mice underwent coronary artery occlusion to induce MI, followed by treatment with losartan (L, 20 and 60 mg/kg), perindopril (P, 2 and 6 mg/kg), amlodipine (20 mg/kg as a BP-lowering agent) or vehicle as control. Drug effects on hemodynamics were examined...
February 15, 2017: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198418/circulating-classical-monocytes-are-associated-with-cd11c-macrophages-in-human-visceral-adipose-tissue
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Kristiaan Wouters, Katrien Gaens, Mitchell Bijnen, Kenneth Verboven, Johan Jocken, Suzan Wetzels, Erwin Wijnands, Dominique Hansen, Marleen van Greevenbroek, Adriaan Duijvestijn, Erik A L Biessen, Ellen E Blaak, Coen D A Stehouwer, Casper G Schalkwijk
Immune cell accumulation in adipose tissue (AT) is associated with the development of AT inflammation, resulting in metabolic dysfunction. Circulating immune cell patterns may reflect immune cell accumulation in expanding AT. However, data linking human leukocytes in blood and AT is lacking. We investigated whether blood immune cell populations are associated with their counterparts in subcutaneous (scAT) or visceral AT (vAT). Flow cytometry was performed on blood, scAT and vAT from 16 lean and 29 obese men...
February 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196858/the-2016-walter-b-cannon-lecture-deconstructing-metabolic-inflammation-using-cellular-systems
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Kenny L Chan, Parastoo Boroumand, Marciane Milanski, Nicolas J Pillon, Philip J Bilan, Amira Klip
Over the past years we have embarked in a systematic analysis of the effect of obesity or fatty acids on circulating monocytes, microvascular endothelial cells, macrophages and skeletal muscle cells. Using cell culture strategies, we have deconstructed complex physiological systems, then reconstructed 'partial equations' to better understand cell-to-cell communication. Through these approaches we identified that in high saturated fat environments, cell-autonomous pro-inflammatory pathways are activated in monocytes and endothelial cells, promoting monocyte adhesion and transmigration...
February 14, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196324/delivery-of-liposomal-quantum-dots-via-monocytes-for-imaging-of-inflamed-tissue
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Gil Aizik, Nir Waiskopf, Majd Agbaria, Yael Levi-Kalisman, Uri Banin, Gershon Golomb
Quantum dots (QDs), semiconductor nanocrystals, are fluorescent nanoparticles of growing interest as an imaging tool of a diseased tissue. However, a major concern is their biocompatibility, cytotoxicity, and fluorescence instability in biological milieu, impeding their use in biomedical applications, in general, and for inflammation imaging, in particular. In addition, for an efficient fluorescent signal at the desired tissue, and avoiding systemic biodistribution and possible toxicity, targeting is desired...
February 20, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192147/systemic-innate-immune-activation-in-food-protein-induced-enterocolitis-syndrome-fpies
#15
Ritobrata Goswami, Ana Belen Blazquez, Roman Kosoy, Adeeb Rahman, Anna Nowak-Wegrzyn, M Cecilia Berin
BACKGROUND: Food protein induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES) is a non-IgE-mediated food allergy of infancy whose pathophysiology is poorly understood. OBJECTIVES: We set out to identify and phenotype allergen-responsive cells in peripheral blood of a cohort of subjects undergoing supervised food challenge for FPIES. METHODS: We profiled antigen-responsive cells in peripheral blood mononuclear cells by flow cytometry, and examined cells in whole blood obtained before and after challenge by CyTOF mass cytometry and RNAseq...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191455/ankylosing-spondylitis-patients-have-impaired-osteoclast-gene-expression-in-circulating-osteoclast-precursors
#16
Inês P Perpétuo, Joana Caetano-Lopes, Elsa Vieira-Sousa, Raquel Campanilho-Marques, Cristina Ponte, Helena Canhão, Mari Ainola, João E Fonseca
INTRODUCTION: Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is typically characterized by focal bone overgrowth and also by systemic bone loss. We hypothesize that the increased osteoproliferation found in AS might be partially due to reduced ability of osteoclast precursors (OCPs) to differentiate into osteoclasts (OCs). Therefore, our aim was to characterize bone remodeling and pro-osteoclastogenesis inflammatory environment, monocytes' phenotype, and in vitro osteoclast differentiation in AS patients...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186704/mesenchymal-stromal-cells-modulate-monocytes-trafficking-in-coxsackievirus-b3-induced-myocarditis
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Kapka Miteva, Kathleen Pappritz, Muhammad El-Shafeey, Fengquan Dong, Jochen Ringe, Carsten Tschöpe, Sophie Van Linthout
Mesenchymal stromal cell (MSC) application in Coxsackievirus B3 (CVB3)-induced myocarditis reduces myocardial inflammation and fibrosis, exerts prominent extra-cardiac immunomodulation, and improves heart function. Although the abovementioned findings demonstrate the benefit of MSC application, the mechanism of the MSC immunomodulatory effects leading to a final cardioprotective outcome in viral myocarditis remains poorly understood. Monocytes are known to be a trigger of myocardial tissue inflammation. The present study aims at investigating the direct effect of MSC on the mobilization and trafficking of monocytes to the heart in CVB3-induced myocarditis...
January 3, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184968/regulation-of-pd-l1-expression-on-murine-tumor-associated-monocytes-and-macrophages-by-locally-produced-tnf-%C3%AE
#18
Genevieve Hartley, Daniel Regan, Amanda Guth, Steven Dow
PD-L1 is an immune checkpoint protein that has emerged as a major signaling molecule involved with tumor escape from T cell immune responses. Studies have shown that intra-tumoral expression of PD-L1 can inhibit antitumor immune responses. However, it has recently been shown that expression of PD-L1 on myeloid cells from the tumor is a stronger indicator of prognosis than tumor cell PD-L1 expression. Therefore, it is important to understand the factors that govern the regulation of PD-L1 expression on tumor-infiltrating myeloid cells...
February 9, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183821/exercise-induced-upregulation-of-endothelial-adhesion-molecules-in-human-skeletal-muscle-and-number-of-circulating-cells-with-remodeling-properties
#19
Anna Strömberg, Eric Rullman, Eva Jansson, Thomas Gustafsson
Multipotent cells have received great interest due to their potential capacity to repair and remodel peripheral tissues. We examined the effect of an acute exercise bout on the number of circulating cells with known remodeling properties, and the level of factors in plasma and skeletal muscle tissue with potential to recruit these cells. Twenty healthy male subjects performed a 60 min cycling exercise. Blood samples for flow cytometry were drawn from 10 subjects (Group 1) before and up to 2 h after exercise, and absolute cell counts of the classical (CD14(++)CD16(-)), intermediate (CD14(++)CD16(+)), and nonclassical (CD14(+)CD16(++)) monocyte (MO) subpopulations, and of CD45(dim)CD34(+)VEGFR2(+) endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) were measured using bead-based determination...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183700/2016-atvb-plenary-lecture-receptor-for-advanced-glycation-endproducts-and-implications-for-the-pathogenesis-an-treatment-of-cardiometabolic-disorders-spotlight-on-the-macrophage
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REVIEW
Ann Marie Schmidt
The receptor for advanced glycation endproducts (RAGE) interacts with a unique repertoire of ligands that form and collect in the tissues and circulation in diabetes mellitus, aging, inflammation, renal failure, and obesity. RAGE is expressed on multiple cell types linked to tissue perturbation in these settings. This brief review focuses on the role of RAGE in monocytes/macrophages and how RAGE ligand engagement on these cells mediates seminal changes in monocyte/macrophage migration, oxidative stress, cholesterol efflux, and pro- versus anti-inflammatory cues that signal to tissue damage...
February 9, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
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