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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036979/-role-of-ash2-absent-small-or-homeotic-like-and-jumonji-domain-containing-protein-3-on-histone-methylation-of-interferon-gamma-gene-and-their-associations-with-vascular-damage-of-kawasaki-disease
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J H Mei, G Tang, Q Wang, P Q Wen, M G Xu, D Cui, D L Ma, C Liu, G B Wang
Objective: To investigate the impacts of ash2 (absent, small, or homeotic)-like (Ash2L) and Jumonji domain-containing protein 3 (Jmjd3) on histone methylation of interferon-gamma(IFN-γ) gene and association with vascular damage of Kawasaki disease (KD) in acute phase. Methods: This study was performed among 36 children with KD in acute phase (KD group) and 28 age-matched health children (control group), who were treated or underwent physical examination in our hospital between February 2015 and June 2016. Patients were further divided into KD groups with or without coronary artery lesions (KD-CAL(+) , 16 cases; KD-CAL(-), 20 cases)...
September 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035835/nerve-growth-factor-beta-purified-from-bull-seminal-plasma-enhances-corpus-luteum-formation-and-conceptus-development-in-bos-taurus-cows
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Jamie L Stewart, Vitor R G Mercadante, Nicholas W Dias, Igor F Canisso, Peter Yau, Brian Imai, Fabio S Lima
The objective of the current study was to determine if Nerve Growth Factor-Beta (NGF), purified from bovine seminal plasma, would improve corpus luteum function and enhance conceptus development when administered to cows at artificial insemination. Angus cows (n = 60) were synchronized using a GnRH-prostaglandin and intravaginal progesterone protocol (7-day CO-Synch/CIDR) and randomly allocated to 1 of 2 treatment groups: (1) CONT- 12 mL PBS; or (2) NGF- 296 μg purified NGF in 12 mL PBS administered intramuscularly at insemination (day 0)...
October 7, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032405/agaricus-blazei-murill-polysaccharides-protect-against-cadmium-induced-oxidative-stress-and-inflammatory-damage-in-chicken-spleens
#3
Wanqiu Xie, Ai Lv, Ruyue Li, Zequn Tang, Dexing Ma, Xiaodan Huang, Ruili Zhang, Ming Ge
Agaricus blazei Murill polysaccharide (ABP) has exhibited antioxidant and immunoregulatory activity. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of ABP on cadmium (Cd)-induced antioxidant functions and inflammatory damage in chicken spleens. In this study, groups of 7-day-old chickens were fed with normal saline (0.2 mL single/day), CdCl2 (140 mg/kg/day), ABP (30 mg/mL, 0.2 mL single/day), and Cd + ABP (140 mg/kg/day + 0.2 mL ABP). Spleens were separated on the 20th, 40th, and 60th day for each group...
October 14, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029245/host-transcription-profile-in-nasal-epithelium-and-whole-blood-of-hospitalised-children-under-two-years-of-age-with-respiratory-syncytial-virus-infection
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Lien Anh Ha Do, Johann Pellet, H Rogier van Doorn, Anh Tuan Tran, Bach Hue Nguyen, Thi Thu Loan Tran, Quynh Huong Tran, Quoc Bao Vo, Nguyen Anh Tran Dac, Hong Nhien Trinh, Thi Thanh Hai Nguyen, Bao Tinh Le Binh, Huu Mai Khanh Nguyen, Minh Tien Nguyen, Quang Tung Thai, Thanh Vu Vo, Ngoc Quang Minh Ngo, Thi Kim Huyen Dang, Ngoc Huong Cao, Thu Van Tran, Lu Viet Ho, Bertrand De Meulder, Charles Auffray, Jorrit-Jan Hofstra, Jeremy Farrar, Juliet E Bryant, Menno de Jong, Martin L Hibberd
Most insights into the cascade of immune events following acute respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection have been obtained from animal experiments or in vitro models. Here we investigated host gene expression profiles in nasopharyngeal swabs (NP) and whole blood samples during natural RSV and rhinovirus (hRV) infection (acute versus early recovery phase) in 83 hospitalised patients <2 years old with lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI). RSV infection induced strong and persistent innate immune responses including interferon signaling and pathways related to chemokine/cytokine signaling in both compartments...
September 27, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028431/interferon-tau-regulates-cytokine-production-and-cellular-function-in-human-trophoblast-cell-line
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Nao Tanikawa, Kotomi Seno, Ryouka Kawahara-Miki, Koji Kimura, Shuichi Matsuyama, Hisataka Iwata, Takehito Kuwayama, Koumei Shirasuna
Type I interferons (IFN), including IFN-beta (IFNB), activate multiple STAT signaling to drive various biological responses. Another type I IFN, IFN-tau (IFNT), secreted by ruminant embryonic trophoblast cells, has multiple functions with low cytotoxicity. Here, we examined the effects of IFNT on human trophoblast cell functions. First, we performed next-generation sequencing and demonstrated that IFNT-dependent changes in the human Sw.71 trophoblast cell line are partly mediated by proinflammatory as well as IFN signaling...
October 2017: Journal of Interferon & Cytokine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027004/blood-lymphocyte-subsets-identify-optimal-responders-to-ifn-beta-in-ms
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Raquel Alenda, Lucienne Costa-Frossard, Roberto Alvarez-Lafuente, Carmen Espejo, Eulalia Rodríguez-Martín, Susana Sainz de la Maza, Noelia Villarrubia, Jordi Río, María I Domínguez-Mozo, Xavier Montalban, José C Álvarez-Cermeño, Luisa M Villar
Response to interferon-beta (IFN-beta) treatment is heterogeneous in multiple sclerosis (MS). We aimed to search for biomarkers predicting no evidence of disease activity (NEDA) status upon IFN-beta treatment in MS. 119 patients with relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS) initiating IFN-beta treatment were included in the study, and followed prospectively for 2 years. Neutralizing antibodies (NAb) were explored in serum samples obtained after 6 and 12 months of IFN-beta treatment. Soluble cytokines and blood lymphocytes were studied in basal samples by ELISA and flow cytometry, respectively...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023238/severe-phenotype-of-keratitis-ichthyosis-deafness-syndrome-with-presumed-ocular-surface-squamous-neoplasia
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Ana Silvia Serrano-Ahumada, Vianney Cortes-González, Luz María González-Huerta, Sergio Cuevas, Luis Aguilar-Lozano, Cristina Villanueva-Mendoza
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to describe a case of severe keratitis-ichthyosis-deafness (KID) syndrome with ocular surface squamous neoplasia. METHODS: The affected patient underwent complete ocular and systemic examinations. The molecular studies included polymerase chain reaction amplification and automated DNA sequencing of the complete gap junction beta-2 (GJB2) gene coding sequence. RESULTS: A 30-year-old man presented with generalized erythro-hyperkeratosis and deafness and complaints of decreased visual acuity, tearing, and photophobia...
October 10, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018409/innate-viral-receptor-signaling-determines-type-1-diabetes-onset
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REVIEW
Zachary J Morse, Marc S Horwitz
Heritable susceptibility of the autoimmune disorder, type 1 diabetes (T1D), only partially equates for the incidence of the disease. Significant evidence attributes several environmental stressors, such as vitamin D deficiency, gut microbiome, dietary antigens, and most notably virus infections in triggering the onset of T1D in these genetically susceptible individuals. Extensive epidemiological and clinical studies have provided credibility to this causal relationship. Infection by the enterovirus, coxsackievirus B, has been closely associated with onset of T1D and is considered a significant etiological agent for disease induction...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993759/the-four-way-stop-sign-viruses-12-lipoxygenase-islets-and-natural-killer-cells-in-type-1-diabetes-progression
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Michele L Semeraro, Lindsey M Glenn, Margaret A Morris
Natural killer (NK) cells represent an important effector arm against viral infection, and mounting evidence suggests that viral infection plays a role in the development of type 1 diabetes (T1D) in at least a portion of patients. NK cells recognize their target cells through a delicate balance of inhibitory and stimulatory receptors on their surface. If unbalanced, NK cells have great potential to wreak havoc in the pancreas due to the beta cell expression of the as-yet-defined NKp46 ligand through interactions with the activating NKp46 receptor found on the surface of most NK cells...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991684/vitamin-d-deficiency-is-associated-with-disability-and-disease-progression-in-multiple-sclerosis-patients-independently-of-oxidative-and-nitrosative-stress
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Sayonara R Oliveira, Andréa N C Simão, Daniela Frizon Alfieri, Tamires Flauzino, Ana Paula Kallaur, Leda Mezzaroba, Marcell Alysson B Lozovoy, Beatriz Sardinha Sabino, Katerine Panichi Zanin Ferreira, Wildea L C J Pereira, Damacio R Kaimen-Maciel, Isaias Dichi, Edna M V Reiche
The aim of this study was to assess vitamin D status in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and to evaluate whether it was associated with oxidative and nitrosative stress (O&NS) markers and disability. This study included 137 patients with MS and 218 healthy controls. The markers evaluated were serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D, lipid hydroperoxides, advanced oxidation protein products (AOPP), nitric oxide metabolites (NOx), and total radical-trapping antioxidant parameter TRAP/UA. Patients with 25(OH)D<20ng/mL showed higher EDSS (p=0...
October 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986837/roles-of-arenavirus-z-protein-in-mediating-virion-budding-viral-transcription-inhibition-and-interferon-beta-suppression
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Junjie Shao, Yuying Liang, Hinh Ly
The smallest arenaviral protein is the zinc-finger protein (Z) that belongs to the RING finger protein family. Z serves as a main component required for virus budding from the membrane of the infected cells through self-oligomerization, a process that can be aided by the viral nucleoprotein (NP) to form the viral matrix of progeny virus particles. Z has also been shown to be essential for mediating viral transcriptional repression activity by locking the L polymerase onto the viral promoter in a catalytically inactive state, thus limiting viral replication...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984179/efficacy-of-daclizumab-beta-versus-intramuscular-interferon-beta-1a-on-disability-progression-across-patient-demographic-and-disease-activity-subgroups-in-decide
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Stanley Cohan, Ludwig Kappos, Gavin Giovannoni, Heinz Wiendl, Krzysztof Selmaj, Eva Kubala Havrdová, John Rose, Steven Greenberg, Glenn Phillips, Wei Ma, Ping Wang, Gabriel Lima, Guido Sabatella
BACKGROUND: Demonstration of clinical benefits on disability progression measures is an important attribute of effective multiple sclerosis (MS) treatments. OBJECTIVE: Examine efficacy of daclizumab beta versus intramuscular (IM) interferon beta-1a on measures of disability progression in patient subgroups from DECIDE. METHODS: Twenty-four-week confirmed disability progression (CDP), 24-week sustained worsening on a modified Multiple Sclerosis Functional Composite (MSFCS) where 3-Second Paced Auditory Serial Addition Test was replaced by Symbol Digit Modalities Test, and proportion of patients with clinically meaningful worsening in 29-Item Multiple Sclerosis Impact Scale physical impact subscale (MSIS-29 PHYS) score from baseline to week 96 were examined in the overall population and subgroups defined by baseline demographic/disease characteristics...
October 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980667/thrombotic-microangiopathy-induced-by-interferon-beta-in-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis-three-cases-treated-with-eculizumab
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Marco Allinovi, Calogero Lino Cirami, Leonardo Caroti, Giulia Antognoli, Silvia Farsetti, Maria Pia Amato, Enrico Eugenio Minetti
BACKGROUND: Interferon-beta (IFN-beta) is one of the most widely prescribed medications for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). IFN-related thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) is a rare but severe complication, with a fulminant clinical onset and a possibly life-threatening outcome that may occur years after a well-tolerated treatment with IFN. Most patients evolve rapidly to advanced chronic kidney disease and eventually to renal failure. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of TMA cases diagnosed and managed in our Nephrology Department from 2010 to 2015, and performed a literature review of IFN-beta-induced TMA...
October 2017: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980060/phase-i-study-of-a-chloroquine-gemcitabine-combination-in-patients-with-metastatic-or-unresectable-pancreatic-cancer
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Panagiotis Samaras, Marina Tusup, Thi Dan Linh Nguyen-Kim, Burkhardt Seifert, Helga Bachmann, Roger von Moos, Alexander Knuth, Steve Pascolo
PURPOSE: Following a previously published pre-clinical validation, this phase I study evaluated the safety, maximum tolerated dose, anti-tumour activity and immune status of a gemcitabine-chloroquine combination as a first- or late-line treatment in patients with metastatic or unresectable pancreatic cancer. METHODS: In this 3 + 3 dose escalation study, patients received a single weekly standard dose of intravenous gemcitabine, followed by single weekly oral intake of 100, 200 or 300 mg of chloroquine...
October 4, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970971/advances-in-the-study-of-nodavirus
#15
Chean Yeah Yong, Swee Keong Yeap, Abdul Rahman Omar, Wen Siang Tan
Nodaviruses are small bipartite RNA viruses which belong to the family of Nodaviridae. They are categorized into alpha-nodavirus, which infects insects, and beta-nodavirus, which infects fishes. Another distinct group of nodavirus infects shrimps and prawns, which has been proposed to be categorized as gamma-nodavirus. Our current review focuses mainly on recent studies performed on nodaviruses. Nodavirus can be transmitted vertically and horizontally. Recent outbreaks have been reported in China, Indonesia, Singapore and India, affecting the aquaculture industry...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966614/detection-of-increased-plasma-interleukin-6-levels-and-prevalence-of-prevotella-copri-and-bacteroides-vulgatus-in-the-feces-of-type-2-diabetes-patients
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Aline Zazeri Leite, Nathália de Campos Rodrigues, Marina Ignácio Gonzaga, João Carlos Cicogna Paiolo, Carolina Arantes de Souza, Nadine Aparecida Vicentini Stefanutto, Wellington Pine Omori, Daniel Guariz Pinheiro, João Luiz Brisotti, Euclides Matheucci Junior, Vânia Sammartino Mariano, Gislane Lelis Vilela de Oliveira
Intestinal dysbiosis and metabolic endotoxemia have been associated with metabolic disorders, such as obesity, insulin resistance, and type 2 diabetes (T2D). The main goal of the present study was to evaluate the intestinal dysbiosis in Brazilian T2D patients and correlate these data with inflammatory cytokines and lipopolysaccharides (LPS) plasma concentrations. This study was approved by the Ethics Committees from Barretos Cancer Hospital and all individuals signed the informed consent form. Stool samples were required for DNA extraction, and the V3/V4 regions of bacterial 16S were sequenced using an Illumina platform...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28959737/transcriptomic-signatures-of-tacaribe-virus-infected-jamaican-fruit-bats
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Diana L Gerrard, Ann Hawkinson, Tyler Sherman, Cassandra M Modahl, Gretchen Hume, Corey L Campbell, Tony Schountz, Seth Frietze
Tacaribe virus (TCRV) is a mammalian arenavirus that was first isolated from artibeus bats in the 1950s. Subsequent experimental infection of Jamaican fruit bats (Artibeus jamaicensis) caused a disease similar to that of naturally infected bats. Although substantial attention has focused on bats as reservoir hosts of viruses that cause human disease, little is known about the interactions between bats and their pathogens. We performed a transcriptome-wide study to illuminate the response of Jamaican fruit bats experimentally infected with TCRV...
September 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28959234/type-i-interferon-is-a-catastrophic-feature-of-the-diabetic-islet-microenvironment
#18
REVIEW
Brittney N Newby, Clayton E Mathews
A detailed understanding of the molecular pathways and cellular interactions that result in islet beta cell (β cell) destruction is essential for the development and implementation of effective therapies for prevention or reversal of type 1 diabetes (T1D). However, events that define the pathogenesis of human T1D have remained elusive. This gap in our knowledge results from the complex interaction between genetics, the immune system, and environmental factors that precipitate T1D in humans. A link between genetics, the immune system, and environmental factors are type 1 interferons (T1-IFNs)...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28949904/a-lethal-model-of-disseminated-dengue-virus-type-1-infection-in-ag129-mice
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Gregg N Milligan, Vanessa V Sarathy, Mellodee M White, M Banks Greenberg, Gerald A Campbell, Richard B Pyles, Alan D T Barrett, Nigel Bourne
The mosquito-borne disease dengue is caused by four serologically and genetically related flaviviruses termed DENV-1 to DENV-4. Dengue is a global public health concern, with both the geographical range and burden of disease increasing rapidly. Clinically, dengue ranges from a relatively mild self-limiting illness to a severe life-threatening and sometimes fatal disease. Infection with one DENV serotype produces life-long homotypic immunity, but incomplete and short-term heterotypic protection. The development of small-animal models that recapitulate the characteristics of the disseminated disease seen clinically has been difficult, slowing the development of vaccines and therapeutics...
September 27, 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944501/synergistic-effects-of-interferon-beta-and-nivolumab-in-oral-mucosal-melanoma
#20
Takayuki Fusumae, Koji Kamiya, Binluen Chiang, Hirofumi Okada, Naomi Nakano, Takeo Maekawa, Mayumi Komine, Satoru Murata, Mamitaro Ohtsuki
Mucosal melanoma is a rare aggressive cancer with a very poor prognosis. Clinical and pathological characteristics of mucosal melanoma differ from those of cutaneous melanoma and there are no established management guidelines for mucosal melanoma. Complete surgical excision is one of the most effective treatments for localized lesions, while targeted therapies and immunotherapies, such as monoclonal antibodies that target cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated molecule-4, and the programmed death (PD)-1/PD-ligand 1 pathway inhibitors, are treatment options for unresectable or metastatic lesions...
September 25, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
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