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Lea-Franziska Kraus, Natalie Scheurmann, Denis F Frenzel, Alpaslan Tasdogan, Johannes M Weiss
BACKGROUND: Hand eczema, which is frequently caused by delayed-type allergy, is treated with 9-cis-retinoic acid (9cisRA). However, knowledge on how 9cisRA modulates skin immunity is sparse. OBJECTIVE: As dendritic cells (DCs) are central in the pathogenesis of contact allergy, we investigated 9cisRA modulation of DC function in murine contact hypersensitivity (CHS). METHODS: 9cisRA-differentiated DCs (9cisRA-DCs) were analysed for phenotype and function...
September 12, 2017: Contact Dermatitis
Maryan G Rizk, Christopher F Basler, John Guatelli
BST2 is a host protein with dual functions in response to viral infections: it traps newly assembled enveloped virions at the plasma membrane in infected cells, and it induces NF-κB activity, especially in the context of retroviral assembly. In this study, we examined whether Ebola virus proteins affect BST2-mediated induction of NF-κB. We found that the Ebola virus matrix protein, VP40, and envelope glycoprotein, GP, each cooperate with BST2 to induce NF-κB activity, with maximal activity when all three proteins are expressed...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Virology
K Korybalska, E Kawka, A Breborowicz, J Witowski
Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has become a standard treatment in patients with acute coronary syndrome. However, it is associated with endothelial cell denudation, which may predispose to in-stent thrombosis and restenosis. Pharmacological methods which prevent restenosis can delay post-PCI re-endothelialisation. We have therefore examined how atorvastatin (HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor), sirolimus and everolimus (mTOR inhibitors) affect young and old endothelial cell functions which are responsible for wound healing after PCI...
June 2017: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
Katarzyna M Grochowska, PingAn Yuanxiang, Julia Bär, Rajeev Raman, Gemma Brugal, Giriraj Sahu, Michaela Schweizer, Arthur Bikbaev, Stephan Schilling, Hans-Ulrich Demuth, Michael R Kreutz
Oligomeric amyloid-β (Aβ) 1-42 disrupts synaptic function at an early stage of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Multiple posttranslational modifications of Aβ have been identified, among which N-terminally truncated forms are the most abundant. It is not clear, however, whether modified species can induce synaptic dysfunction on their own and how altered biochemical properties can contribute to the synaptotoxic mechanisms. Here, we show that a prominent isoform, pyroglutamated Aβ3(pE)-42, induces synaptic dysfunction to a similar extent like Aβ1-42 but by clearly different mechanisms...
June 2017: EMBO Reports
Shelley B Dutt, Josephine Gonzales, Megan Boyett, Anne Costanzo, Peggy P Han, Steven Steinberg, Dianne B McKay, Julie M Jameson
BACKGROUND: Mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitors are approved to prevent allograft rejection and control malignancy. Unfortunately, they are associated with adverse effects, such as wound healing complications that detract from more extensive use. There is a lack of prospective wound healing studies to monitor patients treated with mTOR inhibitors, such as everolimus or sirolimus, especially in nondiabetics. METHODS: Patients receiving everolimus with standard immunosuppressant therapy or standard immunosuppressant therapy without everolimus were administered 3-mm skin biopsy punch wounds in the left scapular region...
April 2017: Transplantation Direct
Guoyang Zhang, Ping Zhang, Hongyun Liu, Xiaoyan Liu, Shuangfeng Xie, Xiuju Wang, Yudan Wu, Jianxing Chang, Liping Ma
OBJECTIVES: The improved passive immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) mouse model has been extensively utilized for the study of ITP. However, how closely this model matches the human inflammation state and immune background is unclear. Our study aimed to explore the profile of Th cytokines and Th17/Treg cells in the model. METHODS: We induced the ITP mouse model by dose-escalation injection of MWReg30. The serum levels of cytokines (IFN-γ, IL-2, IL-4, IL-10, IL-17A, and TGF-β1) were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and the frequency of Th17 and Treg cells was measured by flow cytometry...
September 2017: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Kong-Hung Sze, Wai-Hei Lam, Hongmin Zhang, Yi-Hong Ke, Man-Kit Tse, Patrick C Y Woo, Susanna K P Lau, Candy C Y Lau, Jian-Piao Cai, Edward T K Tung, Raymond K C Lo, Simin Xu, Richard Y T Kao, Quan Hao, Kwok-Yung Yuen
Talaromyces (Penicillium) marneffei is one of the leading causes of systemic mycosis in immunosuppressed or AIDS patients in Southeast Asia. How this intracellular pathogen evades the host immune defense remains unclear. We provide evidence that T. marneffei depletes levels of a key proinflammatory lipid mediator arachidonic acid (AA) to evade the host innate immune defense. Mechanistically, an abundant secretory mannoprotein Mp1p, shown previously to be a virulence factor, does so by binding AA with high affinity via a long hydrophobic central cavity found in the LBD2 domain...
February 16, 2017: Cell Chemical Biology
Eric Hatterer, Limin Shang, Pierre Simonet, Suzanne Herren, Bruno Daubeuf, Stéphanie Teixeira, James Reilly, Greg Elson, Robert Nelson, Cem Gabay, Jeremy Sokolove, Iain B McInnes, Marie Kosco-Vilbois, Walter Ferlin, Emmanuel Monnet, Cristina De Min
BACKGROUND: Increased expression of toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) and its endogenous ligands, is characteristic of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) synovitis. In this study, we evaluated how these TLR4 ligands may drive pathogenic processes and whether the fine profiling of anti-citrullinated protein antibodies (ACPA) based on their target specificity might provide a simple means to predict therapeutic benefit when neutralizing TLR4 in this disease. METHODS: The capacity of RA synovial fluids (RASF) to stimulate cytokine production in monocytes from patients with RA was analyzed by ELISA...
October 6, 2016: Arthritis Research & Therapy
Lin-Wei Tsai, Yu-Chung Lin, Elena Perevedentseva, Andrei Lugovtsov, Alexander Priezzhev, Chia-Liang Cheng
Nanodiamonds (ND) have emerged to be a widely-discussed nanomaterial for their applications in biological studies and for medical diagnostics and treatment. The potentials have been successfully demonstrated in cellular and tissue models in vitro. For medical applications, further in vivo studies on various applications become important. One of the most challenging possibilities of ND biomedical application is controllable drug delivery and tracing. That usually assumes ND interaction with the blood system...
July 12, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Shrikant R Mulay, Santhosh V Kumar, Maciej Lech, Jyaysi Desai, Hans-Joachim Anders
The nephrons of the kidney are independent functional units harboring cells of a low turnover during homeostasis. As such, physiological renal cell death is a rather rare event and dead cells are flushed away rapidly with the urinary flow. Renal cell necrosis occurs in acute kidney injuries such as thrombotic microangiopathies, necrotizing glomerulonephritis, or tubular necrosis. All of these are associated with intense intrarenal inflammation, which contributes to further renal cell loss, an autoamplifying process referred to as necroinflammation...
May 2016: Seminars in Nephrology
K L Becker, V Aimanianda, X Wang, M S Gresnigt, A Ammerdorffer, C W Jacobs, R P Gazendam, L A B Joosten, M G Netea, J P Latgé, F L van de Veerdonk
UNLABELLED: Chitin is an important cell wall component of Aspergillus fumigatus conidia, of which hundreds are inhaled on a daily basis. Previous studies have shown that chitin has both anti- and proinflammatory properties; however the exact mechanisms determining the inflammatory signature of chitin are poorly understood, especially in human immune cells. Human peripheral blood mononuclear cells were isolated from healthy volunteers and stimulated with chitin from Aspergillus fumigatus Transcription and production of the proinflammatory cytokine interleukin-1β (IL-1β) and the anti-inflammatory cytokine IL-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1Ra) were measured from the cell culture supernatant by quantitative PCR (qPCR) or enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), respectively...
May 31, 2016: MBio
Richard Robinson
How does the body's immune system strike the delicate balance between under- and over-response? A new study shows that glucocorticoids limit the production of the proinflammatory cytokine interleukin-12 by dendritic cells in response to invading bacteria, thereby helping to avoid sepsis. Read the Research Article.
October 2015: PLoS Biology
Ghislaine Fontés, Julien Ghislain, Isma Benterki, Bader Zarrouki, Dominique Trudel, Yves Berthiaume, Vincent Poitout
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the result of mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR). CF-related diabetes affects 50% of adult CF patients. How CFTR deficiency predisposes to diabetes is unknown. Herein, we examined the impact of the most frequent cftr mutation in humans, deletion of phenylalanine at position 508 (ΔF508), on glucose homeostasis in mice. We compared ΔF508 mutant mice with wild-type (WT) littermates. Twelve-week-old male ΔF508 mutants had lower body weight, improved oral glucose tolerance, and a trend toward higher insulin tolerance...
December 2015: Diabetes
I A Clark, B Vissel
This review concerns how the primary inflammation preceding the generation of certain key damage-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs) arises in Alzheimer's disease (AD). In doing so, it places soluble amyloid β (Aβ), a protein hitherto considered as a primary initiator of AD, in a novel perspective. We note here that increased soluble Aβ is one of the proinflammatory cytokine-induced DAMPs recognized by at least one of the toll-like receptors on and in various cell types. Moreover, Aβ is best regarded as belonging to a class of DAMPs, as do the S100 proteins and HMBG1, that further exacerbate production of these same proinflammatory cytokines, which are already enhanced, and induces them further...
August 2015: British Journal of Pharmacology
Julianne Stack, Sarah L Doyle, Dympna J Connolly, Line S Reinert, Kate M O'Keeffe, Rachel M McLoughlin, Søren R Paludan, Andrew G Bowie
Detection of microbes by TLRs on the plasma membrane leads to the induction of proinflammatory cytokines such as TNF-α, via activation of NF-κB. Alternatively, activation of endosomal TLRs leads to the induction of type I IFNs via IFN regulatory factors (IRFs). TLR4 signaling from the plasma membrane to NF-κB via the Toll/IL-1R (TIR) adaptor protein MyD88 requires the TIR sorting adaptor Mal, whereas endosomal TLR4 signaling to IRF3 via the TIR domain-containing adaptor-inducing IFN-β (TRIF) requires the TRIF-related adaptor molecule (TRAM)...
December 15, 2014: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
Jeanette C Valleau, Elinor L Sullivan
Leptin has long been associated with metabolism as it is a critical regulator of both food intake and energy expenditure, but recently, leptin dysregulation has been proposed as a mechanism of psychopathology. This review discusses the evidence supporting a role for leptin in mental health disorders and describes potential mechanisms that may underlie this association. Leptin plays a critical role in pregnancy and in fetal growth and development. Leptin's role and profile during development is examined in available human studies, and the validity of applying studies conducted in animal models to the human population are discussed...
November 2014: Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy
Christian Beste, Janina Kneiphof, Dirk Woitalla
Neurosarcoidosis is a rare central nervous system manifestation of sarcoidosis. T cell, T-helper cell and macrophage activation via the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) II-mediated pathway causes this disease. Little is known about the possible cognitive disturbances in this disease as most reported instances are case studies. Here, we provide the first in-depth analysis of psychomotor functions in a sample of 30 neurosarcoidosis patients. We investigated action control processes using a paradigm that is able to examine how different tasks are cascaded to achieve the task goal...
October 2014: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
Deirdre I De Ranieri, Linda Wagner-Weiner, Melissa Tesher, Hari Bandla, Karen Onel
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Children with JIA experience more pain and disordered sleep than healthy children. JIA and poor sleep are associated with particular cytokine abnormalities, and the correlation between the two and how they relate to a patient's pain perception have not been studied. Elevation in TNF-a, IL-6, IL-17, and IFN-g have been found in the serum of children with JIA during active disease. Levels of proinflammatory cytokines are also increased during sleep loss. Indeed, blocking TNF-a has been shown in adults with RA to improve sleep the night after the first dose...
March 2014: Arthritis & Rheumatology
Xiuju Dai, Hidenori Okazaki, Yasushi Hanakawa, Masamoto Murakami, Mikiko Tohyama, Yuji Shirakata, Koji Sayama
Eccrine sweat is secreted onto the skin's surface and is not harmful to normal skin, but can exacerbate eczematous lesions in atopic dermatitis. Although eccrine sweat contains a number of minerals, proteins, and proteolytic enzymes, how it causes skin inflammation is not clear. We hypothesized that it stimulates keratinocytes directly, as a danger signal. Eccrine sweat was collected from the arms of healthy volunteers after exercise, and levels of proinflammatory cytokines in the sweat were quantified by ELISA...
2013: PloS One
James W Neal, Philippe Gasque
The most devastating CNS bacterial infection, bacterial meningitis, has both acute and long-term neurologic consequences. The CNS defends itself against bacterial invasion through a combination of physical barriers (i.e. blood-brain barrier, meninges, and ependyma), which contain macrophages that express a range of pattern-recognition receptors that detect pathogens before they gain access to the CNS and cerebrospinal fluid. This activates an antipathogen response consisting of inflammatory cytokines, complement, and chemoattractants...
May 2013: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
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