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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922563/role-of-il-18-in-atopic-asthma-is-determined-by-balance-of-il-18-il-18bp-il-18r
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Huiyun Zhang, Junling Wang, Ling Wang, Hua Xie, Liping Chen, Shaoheng He
It is recognized that IL-18 is related to development of asthma, but role of IL-18 in asthma remains controversial and confusing. This is largely due to lack of information on expression of IL-18 binding protein (BP) and IL-18 receptor (R) in asthma. In this study, we found that plasma levels of IL-18 and IL-18BP were elevated in asthma. The ratio between plasma concentrations of IL-18 and IL-18BP was 1:12.8 in asthma patients. We demonstrated that 13-fold more monocytes, 17.5-fold more neutrophils and 4.1-fold more B cells express IL-18BP than IL-18 in asthmatic blood, suggesting that there is excessive amount of IL-18BP to abolish actions of IL-18 in asthma...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922398/role-of-the-p2-residue-of-human-alpha-1-antitrypsin-in-determining-target-protease-specificity
#2
Hye-Shin Chung, Ji-Sun Kim, Sang Mee Lee, Soon Jae Park
Alpha 1-antitrypsin (A1AT) is a serine protease inhibitor that mainly inhibits neutrophil elastase in the lungs. A variant of A1AT at the P1 position with methionine 358 to arginine (A1AT-Pittsburgh) is a rapid inhibitor of thrombin with greatly diminished anti-elastase activity. The P2 residue (position 357) of A1AT-Pittsburgh has been shown to play an important role in interactions with thrombin and kallikrein, but the role of P2 residue in wild-type A1AT has largely been unraveled. Here, we investigated the effects of P2 proline substitutions in wild-type A1AT on interactions with porcine pancreatic elastase (PPE) and human neutrophil elastase (HNE)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920945/neutrophils-a-cornerstone-of-liver-ischemia-and-reperfusion-injury
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Thiago Henrique Caldeira de Oliveira, Pedro Elias Marques, Paul Proost, Mauro Martins M Teixeira
Ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) is the main cause of morbidity and mortality due to graft rejection after liver transplantation. During IRI, an intense inflammatory process occurs in the liver. This hepatic inflammation is initiated by the ischemic period but occurs mainly during the reperfusion phase, and is characterized by a large neutrophil recruitment to the liver. Production of cytokines, chemokines, and danger signals results in activation of resident hepatocytes, leukocytes, and Kupffer cells. The role of neutrophils as the main amplifiers of liver injury in IRI has been recognized in many publications...
September 18, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919995/mammary-tumor-derived-ccl2-enhances-pro-metastatic-systemic-inflammation-through-upregulation-of-il1%C3%AE-in-tumor-associated-macrophages
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Kelly Kersten, Seth B Coffelt, Marlous Hoogstraat, Niels J M Verstegen, Kim Vrijland, Metamia Ciampricotti, Chris W Doornebal, Cheei-Sing Hau, Max D Wellenstein, Camilla Salvagno, Parul Doshi, Esther H Lips, Lodewyk F A Wessels, Karin E de Visser
Patients with primary solid malignancies frequently exhibit signs of systemic inflammation. Notably, elevated levels of neutrophils and their associated soluble mediators are regularly observed in cancer patients, and correlate with reduced survival and increased metastasis formation. Recently, we demonstrated a mechanistic link between mammary tumor-induced IL17-producing γδ T cells, systemic expansion of immunosuppressive neutrophils and metastasis formation in a genetically engineered mouse model for invasive breast cancer...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919893/ripk3-fas-associated-death-domain-axis-regulates-pulmonary-immunopathology-to-cryptococcal-infection-independent-of-necroptosis
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Zhenzong Fa, Qun Xie, Wei Fang, Haibing Zhang, Haiwei Zhang, Jintao Xu, Weihua Pan, Jinhua Xu, Michal A Olszewski, Xiaoming Deng, Wanqing Liao
Fas-associated death domain (FADD) and receptor interacting protein kinase 3 (RIPK3) are multifunctional regulators of cell death and immune response. Using a mouse model of cryptococcal infection, the roles of FADD and RIPK3 in anti-cryptococcal defense were investigated. Deletion of RIPK3 alone led to increased inflammatory cytokine production in the Cryptococcus neoformans-infected lungs, but in combination with FADD deletion, it led to a robust Th1-biased response with M1-biased macrophage activation. Rather than being protective, these responses led to paradoxical C...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919711/protective-role-of-quercetin-against-manganese-induced-injury-in-the-liver-kidney-and-lung-and-hematological-parameters-in-acute-and-subchronic-rat-models
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Entaz Bahar, Geum-Hwa Lee, Kashi Raj Bhattarai, Hwa-Young Lee, Hyun-Kyoung Kim, Mallikarjun Handigund, Min-Kyung Choi, Sun-Young Han, Han-Jung Chae, Hyonok Yoon
Manganese (Mn) is an important mineral element required in trace amounts for development of the human body, while over- or chronic-exposure can cause serious organ toxicity. The current study was designed to evaluate the protective role of quercetin (Qct) against Mn-induced toxicity in the liver, kidney, lung, and hematological parameters in acute and subchronic rat models. Male Sprague Dawley rats were divided into control, Mn (100 mg/kg for acute model and 15 mg/kg for subchronic model), and Mn + Qct (25 and 50 mg/kg) groups in both acute and subchronic models...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918600/morphology-and-size-of-blood-cells-of-rhinella-arenarum-hensel-1867-as-environmental-health-assessment-in-disturbed-aquatic-ecosystem-from-central-argentina
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Zulma Anahí Salinas, Mariana Baraquet, Pablo Raúl Grenat, Adolfo Ludovico Martino, Nancy Edith Salas
Four populations of Rhinella arenarum from aquatic environments with different degrees of disturbance in central Argentina were compared to assess the ability of cytomorphology and cytomorphometry of blood cells as a hematological biomarker. A total of 93 specimens of R. arenarum (adults sexually mature) were captured during the spring. From the analysis of cell, no variations were found in terms of morphology, whereas in nuclear and cell areas and Price-Jones curves, we observed a smaller size in erythrocytes of individuals inhabiting the site most altered, "Villa Dalcar," as well as for leukocytes, lymphocytes, neutrophils, and eosinophils for the same site...
September 16, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918145/short-communication-relationship-between-methods-for-measurement-of-serum-electrolytes-and-the-relationship-between-ionized-and-total-calcium-and-neutrophil-oxidative-burst-activity-in-early-postpartum-dairy-cows
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B M Leno, E M Martens, M J B Felippe, K P Zanzalari, J C Lawrence, T R Overton
The objectives of this study were to (1) compare a test for serum measurement of total Ca (tCa), Mg, and P (VetTest Chemistry Analyzer, IDEXX Laboratories Inc., Westbrook, ME) to reference methods (spectrophotometric assays on a Beckman Coulter 640e automated clinical chemistry analyzer; Beckman Coulter, Brea, CA), (2) determine the relationship between ionized Ca (iCa) and reference method tCa in the immediate postpartum period, and (3) assess the relative value of these blood Ca indices as predictors of neutrophil oxidative burst activity...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917854/tilia-tomentosa-pectins-exhibit-dual-mode-of-action-on-phagocytes-as-%C3%AE-glucuronic-acid-monomers-are-abundant-in-their-rhamnogalacturonans-i
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Yordan N Georgiev, Berit S Paulsen, Hiroaki Kiyohara, Milan Ciz, Manol H Ognyanov, Ondrej Vasicek, Frode Rise, Petko N Denev, Antonin Lojek, Tsvetelina G Batsalova, Balik M Dzhambazov, Haruki Yamada, Reidar Lund, Hilde Barsett, Albert I Krastanov, Irina Z Yanakieva, Maria G Kratchanova
Silver linden flowers contain different pectins (PSI-PSIII) with immunomodulating properties. PSI is a low-esterified pectic polysaccharide with predominant homogalacturonan region, followed by rhamnogalacturonan I (RGI) with arabinogalactan II and RGII (traces) domains. PSII and PSIII are unusual glucuronidated RGI polymers. PSIII is a unique high molecular weight RGI, having almost completely O-3 glucuronidated GalA units with >30% O-3 acetylation at the Rha units. Linden pectins induced reactive oxygen species (ROS) and NO generation from non-stimulated whole blood phagocytes and macrophages, resp...
November 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917273/mechanisms-and-risk-factors-of-thrombosis-in-cancer
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REVIEW
Anna Falanga, Laura Russo, Viola Milesi, Alfonso Vignoli
The close relationship between cancer and thrombosis is known since more than a century. Venous thromboembolism (VTE) may be the first manifestation of an occult malignancy in an otherwise healthy individual. Cancer patients commonly present with abnormalities of laboratory coagulation tests, indicating an ongoing subclinical hypercoagulable condition. The results of laboratory tests demonstrate that a process of fibrin formation and removal parallels the development of malignancy, which is of particular interest since fibrin and other clotting products are important for both thrombogenesis and tumor progression...
October 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916789/whole-body-and-hematopoietic-adam8-deficiency-does-not-influence-advanced-atherosclerotic-lesion-development-despite-its-association-with-human-plaque-progression
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Kosta Theodorou, Emiel P C van der Vorst, Marion J Gijbels, Ine M J Wolfs, Mike Jeurissen, Thomas L Theelen, Judith C Sluimer, Erwin Wijnands, Jack P Cleutjens, Yu Li, Yvonne Jansen, Christian Weber, Andreas Ludwig, Jacob F Bentzon, Jörg W Bartsch, Erik A L Biessen, Marjo M P C Donners
Although A Disintegrin And Metalloproteinase 8 (ADAM8) is not crucial for tissue development and homeostasis, it has been implicated in various inflammatory diseases by regulating processes like immune cell recruitment and activation. ADAM8 expression has been associated with human atherosclerosis development and myocardial infarction, however a causal role of ADAM8 in atherosclerosis has not been investigated thus far. In this study, we examined the expression of ADAM8 in early and progressed human atherosclerotic lesions, in which ADAM8 was significantly upregulated in vulnerable lesions...
September 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916770/changes-in-cd73-cd39-and-cd26-expression-on-t-lymphocytes-of-anca-associated-vasculitis-patients-suggest-impairment-in-adenosine-generation-and-turn-over
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Lovis Kling, Urs Benck, Annette Breedijk, Lisa Leikeim, Marianne Heitzmann, Stefan Porubsky, Bernhard K Krämer, Benito A Yard, Anna-Isabelle Kälsch
Extracellular adenosine, generated via the concerted action of CD39 and CD73, contributes to T-cell differentiation and function. Adenosine concentrations are furthermore influenced by adenosine deaminase binding protein CD26. Because aberrant T-cell phenotypes had been reported in anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic auto-antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV) patients, an impaired expression of these molecules on T-cells of AAV patients was hypothesized in the present study. While in AAV patients (n = 29) CD26 was increased on CD4(+) lymphocytes, CD39 and CD73 were generally reduced on patients' T-cells...
September 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916263/autophagy-dependent-generation-of-free-fatty-acids-is-critical-for-normal-neutrophil-differentiation
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Thomas Riffelmacher, Alexander Clarke, Felix C Richter, Amanda Stranks, Sumeet Pandey, Sara Danielli, Philip Hublitz, Zhanru Yu, Errin Johnson, Tobias Schwerd, James McCullagh, Holm Uhlig, Sten Eirik W Jacobsen, Anna Katharina Simon
Neutrophils are critical and short-lived mediators of innate immunity that require constant replenishment. Their differentiation in the bone marrow requires extensive cytoplasmic and nuclear remodeling, but the processes governing these energy-consuming changes are unknown. While previous studies show that autophagy is required for differentiation of other blood cell lineages, its function during granulopoiesis has remained elusive. Here, we have shown that metabolism and autophagy are developmentally programmed and essential for neutrophil differentiation in vivo...
September 1, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915816/cramp-deficiency-leads-to-a-pro-inflammatory-phenotype-and-impaired-phagocytosis-after-exposure-to-bacterial-meningitis-pathogens
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Eugenia Kress, Julika Merres, Lea-Jessica Albrecht, Sven Hammerschmidt, Thomas Pufe, Simone C Tauber, Lars-Ove Brandenburg
BACKGROUND: Antimicrobial peptides are important components of the host defence with a broad range of functions including direct antimicrobial activity and modulation of inflammation. Lack of cathelin-related antimicrobial peptide (CRAMP) was associated with higher mortality and bacterial burden and impaired neutrophil granulocyte infiltration in a model of pneumococcal meningitis. The present study was designed to characterize the effects of CRAMP deficiency on glial response and phagocytosis after exposure to bacterial stimuli...
September 16, 2017: Cell Communication and Signaling: CCS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915221/metformin-exerts-beneficial-effects-in-hemorrhagic-shock-in-an-ampk%C3%AE-1-independent-manner
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Paul Kim, Giovanna Piraino, Michael O'Connor, Paul W Hake, Vivian Wolfe, Patrick Lahni, Basilia Zingarelli
Despite therapeutic advances in hemorrhagic shock, mortality from multiple organ failure remains high. AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is involved in cellular energy homeostasis. Two catalytic subunits, α1 and α2, have been identified, with α1 subunit largely expressed in major organs. Here, we hypothesized that genetic deficiency of AMPKα1 worsens hemorrhage-induced multiple organ failure. We also investigated whether treatment with metformin, a clinically used drug for metabolic homeostasis, affords beneficial effects...
September 14, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914813/lactoferrin-a-natural-glycoprotein-involved-in-iron-and-inflammatory-homeostasis
#16
REVIEW
Luigi Rosa, Antimo Cutone, Maria Stefania Lepanto, Rosalba Paesano, Piera Valenti
Human lactoferrin (hLf), an iron-binding multifunctional cationic glycoprotein secreted by exocrine glands and by neutrophils, is a key element of host defenses. HLf and bovine Lf (bLf), possessing high sequence homology and identical functions, inhibit bacterial growth and biofilm dependently from iron binding ability while, independently, bacterial adhesion to and the entry into cells. In infected/inflamed host cells, bLf exerts an anti-inflammatory activity against interleukin-6 (IL-6), thus up-regulating ferroportin (Fpn) and transferrin receptor 1 (TfR1) and down-regulating ferritin (Ftn), pivotal actors of iron and inflammatory homeostasis (IIH)...
September 15, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913553/dual-inhibition-of-cathepsin-g-and-chymase-reduces-myocyte-death-and-improves-cardiac-remodeling-after-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
#17
Bahman Hooshdaran, Mikhail A Kolpakov, Xinji Guo, Sonni A Miller, Tao Wang, Douglas G Tilley, Khadija Rafiq, Abdelkarim Sabri
Early reperfusion of ischemic cardiac tissue increases inflammatory cell infiltration which contributes to cardiomyocyte death and loss of cardiac function, referred to as ischemia/reperfusion (IR) injury. Neutrophil- and mast cell-derived proteases, cathepsin G (Cat.G) and chymase, are released early after IR, but their function is complicated by potentially redundant actions and targets. This study investigated whether a dual inhibition of Cat.G and chymase influences cardiomyocyte injury and wound healing after experimental IR in mice...
September 14, 2017: Basic Research in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912780/inflammatory-markers-for-arterial-stiffness-in-cardiovascular-diseases
#18
REVIEW
Ioana Mozos, Clemens Malainer, Jarosław Horbańczuk, Cristina Gug, Dana Stoian, Constantin Tudor Luca, Atanas G Atanasov
Arterial stiffness predicts an increased risk of cardiovascular events. Inflammation plays a major role in large arteries stiffening, related to atherosclerosis, arteriosclerosis, endothelial dysfunction, smooth muscle cell migration, vascular calcification, increased activity of metalloproteinases, extracellular matrix degradation, oxidative stress, elastolysis, and degradation of collagen. The present paper reviews main mechanisms explaining the crosstalk between inflammation and arterial stiffness and the most common inflammatory markers associated with increased arterial stiffness, considering the most recent clinical and experimental studies...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911981/peripheral-immune-cells-infiltrate-into-sites-of-secondary-neurodegeneration-after-ischemic-stroke
#19
K A Jones, S Maltby, M W Plank, M Kluge, M Nilsson, P S Foster, F R Walker
Experimental stroke leads to microglia activation and progressive neuronal loss at sites of secondary neurodegeneration (SND). These lesions are remote from, but synaptically connected to, primary infarction sites. Previous studies have demonstrated that immune cells are present in sites of infarction in the first hours and days after stroke, and are associated with increased neurodegeneration in peri-infarct regions. However, it is not known whether immune cells are also present in more distal sites where SND occurs...
September 11, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911197/contribution-of-tlr2-pathway-in-the-pathogenesis-of-vulvovaginal-candidiasis
#20
María Soledad Miró, Emilse Rodríguez, Cecilia Vigezzi, Paula Alejandra Icely, Luciana N García, Nahuel Painetti, Cristina A Maldonado, Fernando Oscar Riera, Juan Pablo Caeiro, Claudia Elena Sotomayor
Candida albicans is the prevalent etiological agent in acute vulvovaginal infection and the most severe chronic condition known as recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC). A critical role of local innate immunity in defense and pathogenesis of vaginal infection by Candida is proposed. The fungal recognition by the innate immune receptor is an essential step for the induction of local responses including cytokines and antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) production for host protection. Using TLR2-deficient mice, we characterized the early innate immune response during VVC...
September 29, 2017: Pathogens and Disease
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