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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29543810/identification-of-plasma-biomarkers-for-discrimination-between-tuberculosis-infection-disease-and-pulmonary-non-tuberculosis-disease
#1
Marco Pio La Manna, Valentina Orlando, Paolo Li Donni, Guido Sireci, Paola Di Carlo, Antonio Cascio, Francesco Dieli, Nadia Caccamo
We used the Luminex Bead Array Multiplex Immunoassay to measure cytokines, chemokines and growth factors responses to the same antigens used for RD1-based Interferon γ Release Assay (IGRA) test. Seventy-nine individuals, 27 active TB, 32 latent infection subsets, 20 individuals derivative purified protein (PPD) negative (subjects that do not have any indurative cutaneous reaction after 72 hrs of intradermal injection of PPD) and with other pulmonary disease were retrospectively studied. Forty-eight analytes were evaluated by Luminex Assay in plasma obtained from whole blood stimulated cells...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439958/interaction-between-tlr9-cpg-odns-and-hbv-virions-leads-to-entry-inhibition-in-hepatocytes-and-reduction-of-ifn%C3%AE-production-by-pdc
#2
Ludovic Aillot, Marc Bonnin, Malika Ait-Goughoulte, Nathalie Bendriss-Vermare, Sarah Maadadi, Laura Dimier, Mina Subic, Caroline Scholtes, Isabel Najera, Fabien Zoulim, Julie Lucifora, David Durantel
We previously reported that TLR9 CpG-oligonucleotides could inhibit the establishment of HBV infections in hepatocytes. Our aim was to uncover the underlying mechanisms of this inhibition. HepaRG, RPMI-B lymphoblastoma and primary plasmacytoid dendritic cells exposed to HBV and TLR9 ligands/agonists in various configurations were used. We observed an inhibition of HBV infection upon TLR9 stimulations only when agonist was applied during inoculation. This inhibition was independent of IL6/IP10 production as well as of TLR9 expression in hepatocytes...
February 12, 2018: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402254/serum-and-synovial-fluid-cytokine-profiling-in-hip-osteoarthritis-distinct-from-knee-osteoarthritis-and-correlated-with-pain
#3
Guomin Ren, Ian Lutz, Pamela Railton, J Preston Wiley, Jenelle McAllister, James Powell, Roman J Krawetz
BACKGROUND: Inflammation is associated with the onset and progression of osteoarthritis in multiple joints. It is well known that mechanical properties differ between different joints, however, it remains unknown if the inflammatory process is similar/distinct in patients with hip vs. knee OA. Without complete understanding of the role of any specific cytokine in the inflammatory process, understanding the 'profile' of inflammation in a given patient population is an essential starting point...
February 5, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29377126/sphingosine-1-phosphate-receptors-regulate-tlr4-induced-cxcl5-release-from-astrocytes-and-microglia
#4
Sinead A O'Sullivan, Catherine O'Sullivan, Luke M Healy, Kumlesh K Dev, Graham K Sheridan
Sphingosine 1-phosphate receptors (S1PR) are G protein-coupled and compose a family with five subtypes, S1P1R - S1P5R. The drug Gilenya® (Fingolimod; FTY720) targets S1PRs and was the first oral therapy for patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS). The phosphorylated form of FTY720 (pFTY720) binds S1PRs causing initial agonism, then subsequent receptor internalisation and functional antagonism. Internalisation of S1P1R attenuates sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P)-mediated egress of lymphocytes from lymph nodes, limiting aberrant immune function in MS...
January 27, 2018: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29372034/protosappanin-a-protects-against-atherosclerosis-via-anti-hyperlipidemia-anti-inflammation-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway-in-hyperlipidemic-rabbits
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Ying Huang, Yuan Qi, JianQing Du, DaiFu Zhang
Objectives: Protosappanin A (PrA) is an effective and major ingredient of Caesalpinia sappan L. The current study was aimed to explore the effect of PrA on atherosclerosis (AS). Materials and Methods: Firstly, the experimental model of AS was established in rabbits by two-month feeding of high fat diet. Then, the rabbits were randomly divided into five groups and treated with continuous high lipid diet (model control), high lipid diet containing rosuvastatin (positive control), 5 mg/kg PrA (low dose) or 25 mg/kg PrA (high dose)...
January 2018: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284469/both-inflammatory-and-regulatory-cytokine-responses-to-malaria-are-blunted-with-increasing-age-in-highly-exposed-children
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Lila Farrington, Hilary Vance, John Rek, Mary Prahl, Prasanna Jagannathan, Agaba Katureebe, Emmanuel Arinaitwe, Moses R Kamya, Grant Dorsey, Margaret E Feeney
BACKGROUND: Young children are at greatest risk for malaria-associated morbidity and mortality. The immune response of young children differs in fundamental ways from that of adults, and these differences likely contribute to the increased susceptibility of children to severe malaria and to their delayed development of immunity. Elevated levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines and chemokines in the peripheral blood during acute infection contribute to the control of parasitaemia, but are also responsible for much of the immunopathology seen during symptomatic disease...
December 29, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273450/helicobacter-pylori-depletes-cholesterol-in-gastric-glands-to-prevent-interferon-gamma-signaling-and-escape-the-inflammatory-response
#7
Pau Morey, Lennart Pfannkuch, Ervinna Pang, Francesco Boccellato, Michael Sigal, Aki Imai-Matsushima, Victoria Dyer, Manuel Koch, Hans-Joachim Mollenkopf, Philipp Schlaermann, Thomas F Meyer
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Despite inducing an inflammatory response, Helicobacter pylori can persist in the gastric mucosa for decades. H pylori expression of cholesterol-α-glucosyltransferase (encoded by cgt) is required for gastric colonization and T-cell activation. We investigated how cgt affects gastric epithelial cells and the host immune response. METHODS: MKN45 gastric epithelial cells, AGS cells, and human primary gastric epithelial cells (obtained from patients undergoing gastrectomy or sleeve resection or gastric antral organoids) were incubated with interferon gamma (IFNG) or IFNB and exposed to H pylori, including cagPAI and cgt mutant strains...
December 19, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234405/qingchang-wenzhong-decoction-attenuates-dss-induced-colitis-in-rats-by-reducing-inflammation-and-improving-intestinal-barrier-function-via-upregulating-the-msp-ron-signalling-pathway
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Tangyou Mao, Junxiang Li, Lijuan Liu, Weihan Zhao, Yuyue Liu, Kangli Gao, Yi Guo, Tianhong Xie, Ningfei Li, Rui Shi
Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic, nonspecific, inflammatory disease for which an effective treatment is lacking. Our previous study found that Qingchang Wenzhong Decoction (QCWZD) can significantly improve the clinical symptoms of UC and ameliorate dextran sulphate sodium- (DSS-) induced ulcerative colitis in rats by downregulating the IP10/CXCR3 axis-mediated inflammatory response. The purpose of the present study was to further explore the mechanism of QCWZD for UC in rats models, which were established by 7-day administration of 4...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211121/evolution-of-periodontal-disease-immune-response-and-rank-rankl-opg-system
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Fabrício Gibertoni, Meire Ellen Ligia Sommer, Marcelo Augusto Marretto Esquisatto, Maria Esméria Corezola do Amaral, Camila Andrea de Oliveira, Thiago Antônio Moretti de Andrade, Fernanda Aparecida Sampaio Mendonça, Milton Santamaria, Maíra Felonato
The aim of this study was to evaluate markers of bone loss and immune response present in evolution of periodontal disease. One hundred and two Wistar rats were divided into three animals groups: PD0, without ligation and PD15 days and PD60 days, submitted to ligation placement with a sterile 3-0 silk cord in the cervical region of the upper first molar on both sides. Samples were obtained from the gingival tissue for histomorphometric analysis, immunohistochemical analysis of RANK, RANKL, OPG, characterization of the inflammatory infiltrate, quantification of nitric oxide, MCP-1, RANTES, IP10 chemokines, and expression of the TGF-b1, VEG, and bFGF...
November 2017: Brazilian Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163498/cytokine-profiles-of-severe-influenza-virus-related-complications-in-children
#10
Andrew Fiore-Gartland, Angela Panoskaltsis-Mortari, Anna A Agan, Anushay J Mistry, Paul G Thomas, Michael A Matthay, Tomer Hertz, Adrienne G Randolph
Rationale: Effective immunomodulatory therapies for children with life-threatening "cytokine storm" triggered by acute influenza infection are lacking. Understanding the immune profiles of children progressing to severe lung injury and/or septic shock could provide insight into pathogenesis. Objectives: To compare the endotracheal and serum cytokine profiles of children with influenza-related critical illness and to identify their associations with severe influenza-associated complications...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154744/generation-and-characterization-of-a-novel-candidate-gene-therapy-and-vaccination-vector-based-on-human-species-d-adenovirus-type-56
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Margaret R Duffy, Julio Alonso-Padilla, Lijo John, Naresh Chandra, Selina Khan, Monika Z Ballmann, Agnieszka Lipiec, Evert Heemskerk, Jerome Custers, Niklas Arnberg, Menzo Havenga, Andrew H Baker, Angelique Lemckert
The vectorization of rare human adenovirus (HAdV) types will widen our knowledge of this family and their interaction with cells, tissues and organs. In this study we focus on HAdV-56, a member of human Ad species D, and create ease-of-use cloning systems to generate recombinant HAdV-56 vectors carrying foreign genes. We present in vitro transduction profiles for HAdV-56 in direct comparison to the most commonly used HAdV-5-based vector. In vivo characterizations demonstrate that when it is delivered intravenously (i...
January 2018: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133633/altered-tear-inflammatory-profile-in-indian-keratoconus-patients-the-2015-col-rangachari-award-paper
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Rohit Shetty, Rashmi Deshmukh, Arkasubhra Ghosh, Swaminathan Sethu, Chaitra Jayadev
PURPOSE: Conventionally, keratoconus (KC) has been considered a noninflammatory corneal ectatic disorder. Recent evidence suggests a possible role of inflammation in the pathogenesis of KC. Hence, we analyzed the levels of inflammatory factors in the tear fluid of Indian KC patients. METHODS: Tear fluid samples were collected from age- and sex-matched healthy controls and KC patients (with different grades). The levels of the inflammatory factors in tears were analyzed using cytometric bead array (Human Soluble Protein Flex Set System, BD Biosciences) for levels of interleukin-1α (IL-1α), IL-1β, IL-2, IL-4, IL-5, IL-6, IL-8, IL-9, IL-10, IL-12p70, IL-23p40, IL-13, IL-17A, IL-17F, IL-21, interferon-α (IFNα), IFNγ, tumor necrosis factor-α, CCL2/monocyte chemotactic protein-1, CCL4/macrophage inflammatory protein-1β (MIP-1β), MIP-1α, CCL5/RANTES, CXCL10/IP10, ICAM1, CD62E, vascular endothelial growth factor and transforming growth factor β...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052842/shear-stress-upregulates-regeneration-related-immediate-early-genes-in-liver-progenitors-in-3d-ecm-like-microenvironments
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Kenichiro Nishii, Erik Brodin, Taylor Renshaw, Rachael Weesner, Emma Moran, Shay Soker, Jessica L Sparks
The role of fluid stresses in activating the hepatic stem/progenitor cell regenerative response is not well understood. This study hypothesized that immediate early genes (IEGs) with known links to liver regeneration will be upregulated in liver progenitor cells (LPCs) exposed to in vitro shear stresses on the order of those produced from elevated interstitial flow after partial hepatectomy. The objectives were: (1) to develop a shear flow chamber for application of fluid stress to LPCs in 3D culture; and (2) to determine the effects of fluid stress on IEG expression in LPCs...
May 2018: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017282/plasma-cytokine-predictors-of-tuberculosis-recurrence-in-antiretroviral-treated-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infected-individuals-from-durban-south-africa
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Aida Sivro, Lyle R McKinnon, Nonhlanhla Yende-Zuma, Santhana Gengiah, Natasha Samsunder, Salim S Abdool Karim, Kogieleum Naidoo
Background: Immune correlates of tuberculosis (TB) risk in populations infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) remain understudied, despite HIV being associated with a high burden of TB disease. Here we describe plasma cytokine correlates of TB recurrence in a well-characterized cohort of HIV-infected individuals on antiretroviral therapy (ART) with a history of prior TB cure. Methods: Study participants were drawn from a prospective cohort study initiated at the conclusion of a randomized clinical trial in which individuals presented with untreated HIV infection and active pulmonary TB...
September 1, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978285/elucidating-pro-inflammatory-cytokine-responses-after-traumatic-brain-injury-in-a-human-stem-cell-model
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Eric Peter Thelin, Claire E Hall, Kunal Gupta, Keri L H Carpenter, Siddharthan Chandran, Peter J Hutchinson, Rickie Patani, Adel Helmy
Cytokine mediated inflammation likely plays an important role in secondary pathology after traumatic brain injury (TBI). The aim of this study was to elucidate secondary cytokine responses in an in vitro enriched (>80%) human stem cell-derived neuronal model. We exposed neuronal cultures to pre-determined and clinically relevant pathophysiological levels of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF), interleukin-6 (IL-6) and interleukin-1β (IL-1β), shown to be present in the inflammatory aftermath of TBI. Data from this reductionist human model were then compared with our in vivo data...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962641/overexpression-of-hypoxia-inducible-factor-1-alpha-improves-immunomodulation-by-dental-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#16
Victor G Martinez, Imelda Ontoria-Oviedo, Carolina P Ricardo, Sian E Harding, Rosa Sacedon, Alberto Varas, Agustin Zapata, Pilar Sepulveda, Angeles Vicente
BACKGROUND: Human dental mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are considered as highly accessible and attractive MSCs for use in regenerative medicine, yet some of their features are not as well characterized as other MSCs. Hypoxia-preconditioning and hypoxia-inducible factor 1 (HIF-1) alpha overexpression significantly improves MSC therapeutics, but the mechanisms involved are not fully understood. In the present study, we characterize immunomodulatory properties of dental MSCs and determine changes in their ability to modulate adaptive and innate immune populations after HIF-1 alpha overexpression...
September 29, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934231/principal-component-analysis-identifies-patterns-of-cytokine-expression-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients-undergoing-definitive-radiation-therapy
#17
Susannah G Ellsworth, Bryan M Rabatic, Jie Chen, Jing Zhao, Jeffrey Campbell, Weili Wang, Wenhu Pi, Paul Stanton, Martha Matuszak, Shruti Jolly, Amy Miller, Feng-Ming Kong
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Radiation treatment (RT) stimulates the release of many immunohumoral factors, complicating the identification of clinically significant cytokine expression patterns. This study used principal component analysis (PCA) to analyze cytokines in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients undergoing RT and explore differences in changes after hypofractionated stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) and conventionally fractionated RT (CFRT) without or with chemotherapy...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932629/a-circulating-th2-cytokines-profile-predicts-survival-in-patients-with-resectable-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma
#18
Geny Piro, Francesca Simionato, Carmine Carbone, Melissa Frizziero, Giuseppe Malleo, Silvia Zanini, Raffaella Casolino, Raffaela Santoro, Maria Mihaela Mina, Camilla Zecchetto, Valeria Merz, Aldo Scarpa, Claudio Bassi, Giampaolo Tortora, Davide Melisi
Surgery is the only potentially curative option for patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), but metastatic relapse remains common. We hypothesized that the expression levels of inflammatory cytokines could predict recurrence of PDAC, thus allowing to select patients who most likely could benefit from surgical resection. We prospectively collected plasma at diagnosis from 287 patients with pancreatic resectable neoplasms. The expression levels of 23 cytokines were measured in 90 patients with PDAC by using a multiplex analyte profiling assay...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915590/combination-of-desi2-and-ip10-gene-therapy-significantly-improves-therapeutic-efficacy-against-murine-carcinoma
#19
Chao Lin, HuaYing Yan, Jun Yang, Lei Li, Mei Tang, Xinyu Zhao, Chunlai Nie, Na Luo, Yuquan Wei, Zhu Yuan
DESI2 (also known as PNAS-4) is a novel pro-apoptotic gene activated during the early response to DNA damage. We previously reported that overexpression of DESI2 induces S phase arrest and apoptosis by activating checkpoint kinases. The present study was designed to test whether combination of DESI2 and IP10 could improve the therapy efficacy in vitro and in vivo. The recombinant plasmid co-expressing DESI2 and IP10 was encapsulated with DOTAP/Cholesterol nanoparticle. Immunocompetent mice bearing CT26 colon carcinoma and LL2 lung cancer were treated with the complex...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903323/the-pancreatic-tumor-microenvironment-drives-changes-in-mirna-expression-that-promote-cytokine-production-and-inhibit-migration-by-the-tumor-associated-stroma
#20
Song Han, David H Gonzalo, Michael Feely, Daniel Delitto, Kevin E Behrns, Mark Beveridge, DongYu Zhang, Ryan Thomas, Jose G Trevino, Thomas D Schmittgen, Steven J Hughes
The pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PDAC) microenvironment is largely comprised of fibrotic tumor associated stroma (TAS) that contributes to the lethal biology of PDAC. microRNA (miRNA) are small non-coding RNAs that regulate gene expression. We hypothesized that interactions between PDAC cells and TAS cells within the microenvironment modulate miRNA expression and thus, tumor biology. We observed that miR-205 and members of the miR-200 family (miR-200a, -200b, -200c, -141 and miR-429) were exclusively expressed in PDAC cells, consistent with an epithelial miRNA signature, while miR-145 and miR-199 family members (miR-199a and -199b) were solely expressed in TAS cells, consistent with a stromal miRNA signature...
August 15, 2017: Oncotarget
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