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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181563/the-antimicrobial-molecule-trappin-2-elafin-has-anti-parasitic-properties-and-is-protective-in-vivo-in-a-murine-model-of-cerebral-malaria
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Christian Roussilhon, Gilles Bang, Fabien Bastaert, Brigitte Solhonne, Ignacio Garcia-Verdugo, Roger Peronet, Pierre Druilhe, Anavaj Sakuntabhai, Salaheddine Mecheri, Jean-Michel Sallenave
According to the WHO, and despite reduction in mortality rates, there were an estimated 438 000 malaria deaths in 2015. Therefore new antimalarials capable of limiting organ damage are still required. We show that systemic and lung adenovirus (Ad)-mediated over-expression of trappin-2 (T-2) an antibacterial molecule with anti-inflammatory activity, increased mice survival following infection with the cerebral malaria-inducing Plasmodium berghei ANKA (PbANKA) strain. Systemically, T-2 reduced PbANKA sequestration in spleen, lung, liver and brain, associated with a decrease in pro-inflammatory cytokines (eg TNF-α in spleen and lung) and an increase in IL-10 production in the lung...
February 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127335/increased-cd11b-and-hypoxia-inducible-factors-1alpha-expressions-in-the-lung-tissue-and-surfactant-protein-d-levels-in-serum-are-related-with-acute-lung-injury-in-severe-malaria-of-c57bl-6-mice
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Wike Astrid Cahayani, Eviana Norahmawati, Niniek Budiarti, Loeki Enggar Fitri
BACKGROUND: We aimed to reveal the role of CD11b and hypoxia-inducible factors-1alpha (HIF-1α) expressions on monocytes and alveolar macrophages of lung tissue, and the levels of serum surfactant protein-D (SP-D) in severe malaria-associated acute lung injury (ALI). METHODS: The C57BL/6 mice were divided into control group, renal malaria group (inoculated with 10(6)Plasmodium berghei ANKA), and cerebral malaria group (inoculated with 10(7)P. berghei ANKA). The expressions of CD11b and HIF-1α in lung tissue were observed by immunohistochemistry, and serum SP-D levels were measured by ELISA...
July 2016: Iranian Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043364/inhibition-of-peripubertal-sheep-mammary-gland-development-by-cysteamine-through-reducing-progesterone-and-growth-factor-production
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Yong Zhao, Yanni Feng, Hongfu Zhang, Xin Kou, Lan Li, Xinqi Liu, Pengfei Zhang, Liantao Cui, Meiqiang Chu, Wei Shen, Lingjiang Min
Cysteamine has been used for treating cystinosis for many years, and furthermore it has also been used as a therapeutic agent for different diseases including Huntington's disease, Parkinson's disease (PD), nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, malaria, cancer, and others. Although cysteamine has many potential applications, its use may also be problematic. The effects of low doses of cysteamine on the reproductive system, especially the mammary glands are currently unknown. In the current investigation, low dose (10 mg/kg BW/day) of cysteamine did not affect sheep body weight gain or organ index of the liver, spleen, or heart; it did, however, increase the levels of blood lymphocytes, monocytes, and platelets...
February 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933195/cr1-exon-variants-are-associated-with-lowered-cr1-expression-and-increased-susceptibility-to-sle-in-a-plasmodium-falciparum-endemic-population
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Aditya K Panda, Balachandran Ravindran, Bidyut K Das
BACKGROUND: Complement receptor 1 (CR1) plays an important role in immune complex clearance by opsonisation and possibly protects subjects from development of autoantibodies. Lower CR1 expression has been associated with susceptibility to systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). In contrast, subjects displaying lower CR1 expression are protected against severe manifestations of falciparum malaria. This study is the first of its kind to investigate the association of CR1 variants with development of SLE in a P...
2016: Lupus Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923070/macrophage-colony-stimulating-factor-derived-from-cd4-t-cells-contributes-to-control-of-a-blood-borne-infection
#5
Mary F Fontana, Gabrielly L de Melo, Chioma Anidi, Rebecca Hamburger, Chris Y Kim, So Youn Lee, Jennifer Pham, Charles C Kim
Dynamic regulation of leukocyte population size and activation state is crucial for an effective immune response. In malaria, Plasmodium parasites elicit robust host expansion of macrophages and monocytes, but the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. Here we show that myeloid expansion during P. chabaudi infection is dependent upon both CD4+ T cells and the cytokine Macrophage Colony Stimulating Factor (MCSF). Single-cell RNA-Seq analysis on antigen-experienced T cells revealed robust expression of Csf1, the gene encoding MCSF, in a sub-population of CD4+ T cells with distinct transcriptional and surface phenotypes...
December 2016: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890637/antiplasmodial-activity-of-heinsia-crinita-rubiaceae-and-identification-of-new-iridoids
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P Tshisekedi Tshibangu, P Mutwale Kapepula, M J Kabongo Kapinga, A Tujibikila Mukuta, Dibungi T Kalenda, Alembert T Tchinda, Ange A Mouithys-Mickalad, O Jansen, E Cieckiewicz, M Tits, L Angenot, M Frédérich
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Heinsia crinita is used in traditional medicine for the treatment of febrile illness and erectile dysfunction. Its stem bark powder is found in some peripheral markets in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as a remedy against malaria. Investigations were conducted on crude extracts of leaves, fruits and stem barks in view to validate their use and to determine which plant part possesses the best antiplasmodial properties. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Different plant parts were extracted with methanol, ethanol and dichloromethane...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869795/cd68-macrosialin-not-just-a-histochemical-marker
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Dimitry A Chistiakov, Murry C Killingsworth, Veronika A Myasoedova, Alexander N Orekhov, Yuri V Bobryshev
CD68 is a heavily glycosylated glycoprotein that is highly expressed in macrophages and other mononuclear phagocytes. Traditionally, CD68 is exploited as a valuable cytochemical marker to immunostain monocyte/macrophages in the histochemical analysis of inflamed tissues, tumor tissues, and other immunohistopathological applications. CD68 alone or in combination with other cell markers of tumor-associated macrophages showed a good predictive value as a prognostic marker of survival in cancer patients. Lowression of CD68 was found in the lymphoid cells, non-hematopoietic cells (fibroblasts, endothelial cells, etc), and tumor cells...
November 21, 2016: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27808089/splenic-differentiation-and-emergence-of-ccr5-cxcl9-cxcl10-monocyte-derived-dendritic-cells-in-the-brain-during-cerebral-malaria
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Isabella C Hirako, Marco A Ataide, Lucas Faustino, Patricia A Assis, Elizabeth W Sorensen, Hisashi Ueta, Natalia M Araújo, Gustavo B Menezes, Andrew D Luster, Ricardo T Gazzinelli
Dendritic cells have an important role in immune surveillance. After being exposed to microbial components, they migrate to secondary lymphoid organs and activate T lymphocytes. Here we show that during mouse malaria, splenic inflammatory monocytes differentiate into monocyte-derived dendritic cells (MO-DCs), which are CD11b(+)F4/80(+)CD11c(+)MHCII(high)DC-SIGN(high)Ly6c(+) and express high levels of CCR5, CXCL9 and CXCL10 (CCR5(+)CXCL9/10(+) MO-DCs). We propose that malaria-induced splenic MO-DCs take a reverse migratory route...
November 3, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798691/antigenicity-of-a-bacterially-expressed-triple-chimeric-antigen-of-plasmodium-falciparum-aarp-msp-311-and-msp-119-pfamsp-fu35
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Aakanksha Kalra, Jyotheeswara Reddy Edula, Puneet Kumar Gupta, Alok Kumar Pandey, Virander S Chauhan
Development of fusion chimeras as potential vaccine candidates is considered as an attractive strategy to generate effective immune responses to more than one antigen using a single construct. Here, we described the design, production, purification and antigenicity of a fusion chimera (PfAMSP-Fu35), comprised of immunologically relevant regions of three vaccine target malaria antigens, PfAARP, PfMSP-3 and PfMSP-1. The recombinant PfAMSP-Fu35 is expressed as a soluble protein and purified to homogeneity with ease at a yield of ~ 7 mg L-1...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792766/sting-licensed-macrophages-prime-type-i-ifn-production-by-plasmacytoid-dendritic-cells-in-the-bone-marrow-during-severe-plasmodium-yoelii-malaria
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Emily Spaulding, David Fooksman, Jamie M Moore, Alex Saidi, Catherine M Feintuch, Boris Reizis, Laurent Chorro, Johanna Daily, Grégoire Lauvau
Malaria remains a global health burden causing significant morbidity, yet the mechanisms underlying disease outcomes and protection are poorly understood. Herein, we analyzed the peripheral blood of a unique cohort of Malawian children with severe malaria, and performed a comprehensive overview of blood leukocytes and inflammatory mediators present in these patients. We reveal robust immune cell activation, notably of CD14+ inflammatory monocytes, NK cells and plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDCs) that is associated with very high inflammation...
October 2016: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784256/the-widespread-anti-protozoal-action-of-hiv-aspartic-peptidase-inhibitors-focus-on-plasmodium-spp-leishmania-spp-and-trypanosoma-cruzi
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Marta H Branquinha, Leandro S Sangenito, Cátia L Sodré, Lucimar F Kneipp, Claudia M D Avila-Levy, André L S Santos
The introduction of the HIV aspartic peptidase inhibitors has revolutionized the medical arena, since they have drastically reduced the number and the severity of opportunistic infections, including the protozoal diseases that afflict the HIV-infected individuals worldwide. HIV-PIs rapidly and profoundly diminish the viral load, which is paralleled by increase in the CD4+ T lymphocyte counts and stimulation of the survival and activation of neutrophil, monocyte and endothelial cells, culminating in a vigorous reduction in the number of deaths due to the AIDS, in the number of new cases of AIDS and in the number of hospitalization days...
October 25, 2016: Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27722104/the-role-of-haematological-parameters-in-predicting-malaria-with-special-emphasis-on-neutrophil-lymphocyte-count-ratio-and-monocyte-lymphocyte-ratio-a-single-institutional-experience
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Cheryl Sarah Philipose, T Umashankar
INTRODUCTION: Malaria is a mosquito borne disease which is a major public health problem and a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Various haematological parameters have been studied to help predict malaria, such as alteration in the leucocyte count, platelet counts and erythrocyte counts. The neutrophil lymphocyte count ratio (NLCR) was found to have a good predictive value in systemic inflammation, particularly in critical care setting. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The present study aims to study the various haematological parameters and acertain the predictive value of NLCR and MLR in the detection of malaria...
July 2016: Tropical Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27618921/effect-of-recombinant-malarial-antigen-on-monocyte-functionality
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Abhik Saha, Sejal Chauhan, Tamishraha Bagchi
BACKGROUND: Recombinant proteins and vaccine candidates of Plasmodium vivax have met with limited success. One of the reasons could be their effect on monocytes which are important in malaria pathogenesis. Our aim was therefore to investigate the effect of selected recombinant malarial proteins on monocytes functions. METHODS: Phagocytosis rate and respiratory burst of healthy individuals' monocytes treated with antigens were examined. The homing capacity of monocytes was studied by examining the mRNA level of chemokine receptors from patients and healthy individuals...
August 2016: Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27583554/a-novel-model-of-asymptomatic-plasmodium-parasitemia-that-recapitulates-elements-of-the-human-immune-response-to-chronic-infection
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Mary F Fontana, Alyssa Baccarella, Joshua F Craft, Michelle J Boyle, Tara I McIntyre, Matthew D Wood, Kurt S Thorn, Chioma Anidi, Aqieda Bayat, Me Ree Chung, Rebecca Hamburger, Chris Y Kim, Emily Pearman, Jennifer Pham, Jia J Tang, Louis Boon, Moses R Kamya, Grant Dorsey, Margaret E Feeney, Charles C Kim
In humans, immunity to Plasmodium sp. generally takes the form of protection from symptomatic malaria (i.e., 'clinical immunity') rather than infection ('sterilizing immunity'). In contrast, mice infected with Plasmodium develop sterilizing immunity, hindering progress in understanding the mechanistic basis of clinical immunity. Here we present a novel model in which mice persistently infected with P. chabaudi exhibit limited clinical symptoms despite sustaining patent parasite burdens for many months. Characterization of immune responses in persistently infected mice revealed development of CD4+ T cell exhaustion, increased production of IL-10, and expansion of B cells with an atypical surface phenotype...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27581163/immune-response-pattern-in-recurrent-plasmodium-vivax-malaria
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Yury Oliveira Chaves, Allyson Guimarães da Costa, Marcelo Luís Monteiro Pereira, Marcus Vinícius Guimarães de Lacerda, Jordana Grazziela Coelho-Dos-Reis, Olindo Assis Martins-Filho, Andréa Teixeira-Carvalho, Adriana Malheiro, Wuelton Marcelo Monteiro, Patrícia Puccinelli Orlandi, Claudio Romero Farias Marinho, Paulo Afonso Nogueira
BACKGROUND: Plasmodium vivax is the causative agent of human malaria of large geographic distribution, with 35 million cases annually. In Brazil, it is the most prevalent species, being responsible by around 70 % of the malaria cases. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed in Manaus (Amazonas, Brazil), including 36 adult patients with primary malaria, 19 with recurrent malaria, and 20 endemic controls. The ex vivo phenotypic features of circulating leukocyte subsets (CD4(+) T-cells, CD8(+) T-cells, NK, NKT, B, B1 and Treg cells) as well as the plasmatic cytokine profile (IL-2, IL-4, IL-6, IL-10, TNF and IFN-γ) were assessed, aiming at establishing patterns of immune response characteristic of primary malaria vs recurrent malaria as compared to endemic controls...
2016: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27557867/behavioural-and-neurological-symptoms-accompanied-by-cellular-neuroinflammation-in-il-10-deficient-mice-infected-with-plasmodium-chabaudi
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Kyle D Wilson, Sonja J Stutz, Lorenzo F Ochoa, Gustavo A Valbuena, Petra D Cravens, Kelly T Dineley, Gracie Vargas, Robin Stephens
BACKGROUND: Cerebral malaria is one of the most severe complications of Plasmodium falciparum infection and occurs mostly in young African children. This syndrome results from a combination of high levels of parasitaemia and inflammation. Although parasite sequestration in the brain is a feature of the human syndrome, sequestering strains do not uniformly cause severe malaria, suggesting interplay with other factors. Host genetic factors such as mutations in the promoters of the cytokines IL-10 and TNF are also clearly linked to severe disease...
2016: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27473068/integrin-%C3%AE-d%C3%AE-2-cd11d-cd18-mediates-experimental-malaria-associated-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-ma-ards
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Isaclaudia G de Azevedo-Quintanilha, Adriana Vieira-de-Abreu, André Costa Ferreira, Daniele O Nascimento, Alessandra M Siqueira, Robert A Campbell, Tatiana P Teixeira Ferreira, Tatiana M Gutierrez, Gabriel M Ribeiro, Patricia M R E Silva, Alysson R Carvalho, Patricia T Bozza, Guy A Zimmerman, Hugo C Castro-Faria-Neto
BACKGROUND: Malaria-associated acute respiratory distress syndrome (MA-ARDS) is a potentially lethal complication of clinical malaria. Acute lung injury in MA-ARDS shares features with ARDS triggered by other causes, including alveolar inflammation and increased alveolar-capillary permeability, leading to leak of protein-rich pulmonary oedema fluid. Mechanisms and physiologic alterations in MA-ARDS can be examined in murine models of this syndrome. Integrin αDβ2 is a member of the leukocyte, or β2 (CD18), sub-family of integrins, and emerging observations indicate that it has important activities in leukocyte adhesion, accumulation and signalling...
2016: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27441662/erythropoietin-levels-increase-during-cerebral-malaria-and-correlate-with-heme-interleukin-10-and-tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-in-india
#18
Esther Dalko, Nicolas Tchitchek, Laurent Pays, Fabien Herbert, Pierre-André Cazenave, Balachandran Ravindran, Shobhona Sharma, Serge Nataf, Bidyut Das, Sylviane Pied
Cerebral malaria (CM) caused by Plasmodium falciparum parasites often leads to the death of infected patients or to persisting neurological sequelae despite anti-parasitic treatments. Erythropoietin (EPO) was recently suggested as a potential adjunctive treatment for CM. However diverging results were obtained in patients from Sub-Saharan countries infected with P. falciparum. In this study, we measured EPO levels in the plasma of well-defined groups of P. falciparum-infected patients, from the state of Odisha in India, with mild malaria (MM), CM, or severe non-CM (NCM)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27385484/monocyte-polarization-in-children-with-falciparum-malaria-relationship-to-nitric-oxide-insufficiency-and-disease-severity
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J Brice Weinberg, Alicia D Volkheimer, Matthew P Rubach, Salvatore M Florence, Jackson P Mukemba, Ayam R Kalingonji, Charles Langelier, Youwei Chen, Margaret Bush, Tsin W Yeo, Donald L Granger, Nicholas M Anstey, Esther D Mwaikambo
We earlier established that nitric oxide (NO) is protective against severe malaria and that arginine and NO levels are reduced in malaria patients. We now show that an M2-like blood monocyte phenotype is significantly associated with hypoargininemia, NO insufficiency, and disease severity in Tanzanian children with falciparum malaria. Compared to control children (n = 106), children with moderately severe (n = 77) and severe falciparum malaria (n = 129) had significantly higher mononuclear cell arginase 1 mRNA, protein, and enzyme activity; lower NOS2 mRNA; lower plasma arginine; and higher plasma IL-10, IL-13, and IL-4...
2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27374487/betulin-attenuates-atherosclerosis-in-apoe-mice-by-up-regulating-abca1-and-abcg1
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Yu-Zhou Gui, Hong Yan, Fei Gao, Cong Xi, Hui-Hui Li, Yi-Ping Wang
AIM: Betulin is a pentacyclic triterpenoid isolated from the bark of yellow and white birch trees with anti-cancer and anti-malaria activities. In this study we examined the effects of betulin on atherosclerosis in apoE(-/-) mice and the underlying mechanisms. METHODS: Murine macrophage RAW264.7 cells and human monocyte-derived THP-1 cells were tested. Foam cell formation was detected with Oil Red O staining. Cholesterol efflux was assessed using [(3)H]-cholesterol efflux assay...
September 2016: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
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