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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722110/renal-infiltrating-cd11c-cells-are-pathogenic-in-murine-lupus-nephritis-through-promoting-cd4-t-cell-responses
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Xiaofeng Liao, Jingjing Ren, Alec Reihl, Tharshikha Pirapakaran, Bharath Sreekumar, Thomas E Cecere, Christopher M Reilly, Xin M Luo
Lupus nephritis (LN) is a major manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) causing morbidity and mortality in 40-60% of SLE patients. The pathogenic mechanisms of LN are not completely understood. Recent studies have demonstrated the presence of various immune cell populations in lupus nephritic kidneys of both SLE patients and lupus-prone mice. These cells may play important pathogenic or regulatory roles in situ to promote or sustain LN. Here, using lupus-prone mouse models, we showed the pathogenic role of a kidney-infiltrating CD11c(+) myeloid cell population in LN...
July 19, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720095/fibrocyte-measurement-in-peripheral-blood-correlates-with-number-of-cultured-mature-fibrocytes-in-vitro-and-is-a-potential-biomarker-for-interstitial-lung-disease-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Søren Andreas Just, Hanne Lindegaard, Eva Kildall Hejbøl, Jesper Rømhild Davidsen, Niels Bjerring, Søren Werner Karlskov Hansen, Henrik Daa Schrøder, Inger Marie Jensen Hansen, Torben Barington, Christian Nielsen
BACKGROUND: Interstitial lung disease (ILD) can be a severe extra-articular disease manifestation in Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). A potential role of fibrocytes in RA associated ILD (RA-ILD) has not previously been described. We present a modified faster method for measuring circulating fibrocytes, without intracellular staining. The results are compared to the traditional culture method, where the number of monocytes that differentiate into mature fibrocytes in vitro are counted. The results are following compared to disease activity in patients with severe asthma, ILD, RA (without diagnosed ILD) and RA with verified ILD (RA-ILD)...
July 18, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719489/antithrombin-iii-attenuates-aki-following-acute-severe-pancreatitis
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Yiwei Kong, Jianyong Yin, Dongsheng Cheng, Zeyuan Lu, Niansong Wang, Feng Wang, Mingyu Liang
BACKGROUND: Antithrombin III (ATIII), the predominant coagulation factor inhibitor, possesses anti-inflammatory properties and exerts reno-protective effects on renal ischemia-reperfusion injury in animal models. However, the ATIII's protective effects of ATIII on acute kidney injury (AKI) following severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) need to be confirmed. METHODS: We assessed the association between ATIII activities and the incidence of AKI in patients with SAP, and explored therapeutic effects and potential mechanisms of ATIII on kidney injury in sodium taurocholate induced SAP rat model...
July 17, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718014/protein-hydrolysate-from-canned-sardine-and-brewing-by-products-improves-tnf-%C3%AE-induced-inflammation-in-an-intestinal-endothelial-co-culture-cell-model
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Elsa F Vieira, John Van Camp, Isabel M P L V O Ferreira, Charlotte Grootaert
PURPOSE: The anti-inflammatory activity of sardine protein hydrolysates (SPH) obtained by hydrolysis with proteases from brewing yeast surplus was ascertained. METHODS: For this purpose, a digested and desalted SPH fraction with molecular weight lower than 10 kDa was investigated using an endothelial cell line (EA.hy926) as such and in a co-culture model with an intestinal cell line (Caco-2). Effects of SPH <10 kDa on nitric oxide (NO) production, reactive oxygen species (ROS) inhibition and secretion of monocyte chemoattractant protein 1 (MCP-1), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), chemokine IL-8 (IL-8) and intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) were evaluated in TNF-α-treated and untreated cells...
July 17, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715613/isolation-and-characterization-of-canine-placenta-derived-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-for-the-treatment-of-neurological-disorders-in-dogs
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Connor Long, Lee Lankford, Priyadarsini Kumar, Robert Grahn, Dori L Borjesson, Diana Farmer, Aijun Wang
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a devastating disorder that affects humans and dogs. The prognosis of SCI depends on the severity of the injury and can include varying levels of motor and sensory deficits including devastating paraplegia and quadriplegia. Placental mesenchymal stromal cells (PMSCs) have been shown to improve wound healing and possess neuroprotective and immunomodulatory capabilities, but have not yet been clinically tested for the treatment of SCI. This study established a protocol to isolate fetal PMSCs from canine placentas and characterized their paracrine secretion profile and ability to stimulate neurons in vitro to assess their potential as a treatment option for neurological disorders in dogs...
July 17, 2017: Cytometry. Part A: the Journal of the International Society for Analytical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713783/streptococcus-pyogenes-phospholipase-a2-induces-the-expression-of-adhesion-molecules-on-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells-and-aorta-of-mice
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Masataka Oda, Hisanori Domon, Mie Kurosawa, Toshihito Isono, Tomoki Maekawa, Masaya Yamaguchi, Shigetada Kawabata, Yutaka Terao
The Streptococcus pyogenes phospholipase A2 (SlaA) gene is highly conserved in the M3 serotype of group A S. pyogenes, which often involves hypervirulent clones. However, the role of SlaA in S. pyogenes pathogenesis is unclear. Herein, we report that SlaA induces the expression of intercellular adhesion molecule 1 (ICAM1) and vascular cell adhesion molecule 1 (VCAM1) via the arachidonic acid signaling cascade. Notably, recombinant SlaA induced ICAM1 and VCAM1 expression in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs), resulting in enhanced adhesion of human monocytic leukemia (THP-1) cells...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712390/-the-oxldl-%C3%AE-2gpi-%C3%AE-2gpi-ab-complex-promotes-the-migration-and-the-expression-of-inflammatory-cytokines-in-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells
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Qianqian Cai, Hong Zhou, Guiting Zhang, Chao He, Xiaojie Zhu, Xiaoyan Wang, Hang Ouyang
Objective To study the effects of the complex of oxidized low density lipoprotein/β2-glycoprotein I/β2-glycoprotein I antibodies (oxLDL/β2GPI/β2GPI-Ab) on the migration of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) and the expression of inflammatory cytokines, and their underlying Toll-like receptor (TLR4) pathway. Methods HUVECs were treated with oxLDL, oxLDL/β2GPI complex, oxLDL/β2GPI-Ab complex, oxLDL/β2GPI/β2GPI-Ab complex, or lipopolysaccharide (LPS) for a period of time in their corresponding groups...
July 2017: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709982/impact-of-zinc-oxide-nanoparticles-on-an-in-vitro-model-of-the-human-air-blood-barrier
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Rossella Bengalli, Maurizio Gualtieri, Laura Capasso, Chiara Urani, Marina Camatini
The inhalation of zinc oxide nanoparticles (nZnO) may induce systemic diseases, damages to the alveolar epithelium and inflammatory response to endothelial cells. In this work the use of an in vitro air-blood barrier (ABB) model provided a tool to elucidate the biological mechanisms underlying the potential effects of inhaled nanoparticles (NPs). The ABB model used is composed of a Transwell co-culture of a lung epithelial cell line (NCI-H441) and an immortalized pulmonary microvascular endothelial cell line (HPMEC-ST1...
July 11, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706958/toll-like-receptor-2-mediated-nf-kappa-b-pathway-activation-in-ocular-surface-epithelial-cells
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Aihua Hou, Min Qi Tin, Louis Tong
BACKGROUND: Gram-positive bacteria stimulate Toll-like receptor (TLR) 2 and then activate the pro-inflammatory nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) pathway. As the human ocular surface is heavily colonised by gram-positive cocci bacteria, a balance of activation/repression of NF-κB target genes is essential to avoid uncontrolled infection or autoimmune-related inflammation. It is advantageous to test NF-κB targeting molecules in an ocular surface culture system that allows assessment of temporal NF-κB activation in a longitudinal fashion without destruction of cells...
2017: Eye and Vision (London, England)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706520/hypothermia-promotes-interleukin-22-expression-and-fine-tunes-its-biological-activity
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Evgeny Chichelnitskiy, Britta Himmelseher, Malte Bachmann, Josef Pfeilschifter, Heiko Mühl
Disturbed homeostasis as a result of tissue stress can provoke leukocyte responses enabling recovery. Since mild hypothermia displays specific clinically relevant tissue-protective properties and interleukin (IL)-22 promotes healing at host/environment interfaces, effects of lowered ambient temperature on IL-22 were studied. We demonstrate that a 5-h exposure of endotoxemic mice to 4°C reduces body temperature by 5.0° and enhances splenic and colonic il22 gene expression. In contrast, tumor necrosis factor-α and IL-17A were not increased...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706451/protein-kinase-c-beta-ii-upregulates-intercellular-adhesion-molecule-1-via-mitochondrial-activation-in-cultured-endothelial-cells
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Hee Kyoung Joo, Yu Ran Lee, Sunga Choi, Myoung Soo Park, Gun Kang, Cuk-Seong Kim, Byeong Hwa Jeon
Activation of protein kinase C (PKC) is closely linked with endothelial dysfunction. However, the effect of PKCβII on endothelial dysfunction has not been characterized in cultured endothelial cells. Here, using adenoviral PKCβII gene transfer and pharmacological inhibitors, the role of PKCβII on endothelial dysfucntion was investigated in cultured endothelial cells. Phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA) increased reactive oxygen species (ROS), p66shc phosphorylation, intracellular adhesion molecule-1, and monocyte adhesion, which were inhibited by PKCβi (10 nM), a selective inhibitor of PKCβII...
July 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705761/factors-of-concern-in-a-human-3d-cellular-airway-model-exposed-to-aerosols-of-nanoparticles
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Ingeborg M Kooter, Mariska Gröllers-Mulderij, Evert Duistermaat, Frieke Kuper, Eric D Schoen
Mucilair 3D bronchial airway models, cultured at an air-liquid interface, were exposed to aerosols of copper oxide (CuO) nanoparticles in Vitrocell air exposure modules. Four cell donors, four exposure modules and four exposure concentrations were varied within four different exposure sessions using a statistical experimental design called a hyper-Graeco-Latin square. Analysis of variance techniques were used to investigate the effects of these factors on release and RNA expression of inflammation markers monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) interleukines 6 and 8 (IL-6 and IL-8) an cytotoxicity marker lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) determined 24h after exposure...
July 10, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693175/functional-analysis-of-cd14-hla-dr-low-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells-in-patients-with-lung-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Yun Chen, Guichang Pan, Dongbo Tian, Yifei Zhang, Taoping Li
Immunomodulatory therapy is a potential effective treatment for advanced cancer that may provide an alternative to chemotherapy, which patients can experience adverse side effects to. Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) have been demonstrated to cause T-cell tolerance in rodents and humans; however, little is known about the role of MDSCs in squamous cell carcinoma. In the present study, the role of MDSCs in lung squamous cell carcinoma was investigated. Peripheral blood from 78 patients with lung squamous cell carcinoma and 30 healthy controls was examined for the presence and function of human MDSCs, denoted as monocyte differentiation antigen CD14-positive HLA class II histocompatibility antigen DR-negative/low (CD14(+) HLA-DR(-/low)) cells by flow cytometry...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688862/programmable-cells-of-monocytic-origin-as-a-source-of-osteochondroprogenitors-effect-of-growth-factors-on-osteogenic-differentiation
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Yahya Açil, Björn Möller, Jörg Wiltfang, Fred Fändrich, Hendrik Ungefroren
We have demonstrated previously that peripheral blood monocytes can be converted in vitro to a multipotent stem cell-like cell termed programmable cell of monocytic origin (PCMO) and subsequently into cells with chondrocyte-like phenotype. Here, we investigated whether PCMO could also be differentiated into osteoblast-like cells using growth factors with known osteoinductive potency. Following stimulation with BMP-2, BMP-7, IGF-1 or TGF-β1 for 7 and 14 days, PCMOs were analyzed for mRNA expression of collagen types I and V, alkaline phosphatase, osteocalcin, runt-related transcription factor-2 (Runx2) and Osterix (Osx) by quantitative RT-PCR (qPCR) and the levels of collagen I in culture supernatants by ELISA...
June 4, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687956/cd163-positive-cancer-cells-are-potentially-associated-with-high-malignant-potential-in-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Chaoya Ma, Hasita Horlad, Koji Ohnishi, Takenobu Nakagawa, Sohsuke Yamada, Shohei Kitada, Takanobu Motoshima, Tomomi Kamba, Toshiyuki Nakayama, Naohiro Fujimoto, Motohiro Takeya, Yoshihiro Komohara
CD163 is preferentially expressed by monocyte/macrophages; however, recent studies using immunohistochemistry (IHC) have reported that some cancer cells also express CD163. In the present IHC study, we investigated CD163 staining of cancer cells and macrophages in clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) tissues and determined the relationship between cancer cell CD163 expression and clinical prognosis in patients with ccRCC. IHC for CD163 was performed in ccRCC tissues from 103 patients. CD163-positive cancer cells were detected in 35% of the patients (36/103); however, the positive signals on cancer cells were significantly lower than those on macrophages...
July 7, 2017: Medical Molecular Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685309/mir-155-enhances-phagocytic-activity-of-%C3%AE-thalassemia-hbe-monocytes-via-targeting-of-bach1
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Kanitta Srinoun, Chamnong Nopparatana, Malai Wongchanchailert, Suthat Fucharoen
Abnormal red blood cell (RBC) clearance in β-thalassemia is triggered by activated monocytes. Recent reports indicate that miRNA (miR-) plays a role in monocyte activation. To study phagocytic function, we co-cultured monocytes of normal, non-splenectomized and splenectomized β-thalassemia/HbE individuals with RBCs obtained from normal, non-splenectomized and splenectomized β-thalassemia/HbE individuals. The phagocytic activity of β-thalassemia/HbE monocytes co-cultured with β-thalassemia/HbE RBCs was significantly higher than that of normal monocytes co-cultured with normal RBCs...
July 6, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684045/effect-of-monocytes-macrophages-on-the-osteogenic-differentiation-of-adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-in-3d-co-culture-spheroids
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Hongbo Tang, Yang Zhang, John A Jansen, Jeroen J J P van den Beucken
This study aimed to investigate the distinctive roles of the monocytes and macrophages on osteogenic differentiation of adipose-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (ADMSCs) in 3D spheroid co-cultures. We hypothesized that monocytes or macrophages (subtypes pro-inflammatory M1 and pro-wound healing M2) would affect the osteogenic differentiation of ADMSCs in 3D spheroids and that cell-cell interactions between monocytes/macrophages and ADMSCs play an important role in the osteogenic differentiation process of ADMSCs...
June 15, 2017: Tissue & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682499/high-dose-dexamethasone-or-all-trans-retinoic-acid-restores-the-balance-of-macrophage-toward-m2-in-immune-thrombocytopenia
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Q Feng, M Xu, Y Y Yu, Y Hou, X Mi, Y X Sun, S Ma, X Y Zuo, L L Shao, M Hou, X H Zhang, J Peng
Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is an autoimmune disorder. Deficiency of immune-tolerance in antigen-presenting cells (APCs) and cross-communication between APCs and T cells are involved in the pathogenesis of ITP. Macrophages can polarize into pro-inflammatory M1 or anti-inflammatory M2 phenotypes in response to different environmental stimuli, and possess diverse immunological functions OBJECTIVES: To investigate the imbalance of M1/M2 in ITP and whether high-dose dexamethasone (HD-DXM) or all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) could restore this imbalance METHODS: Numbers of M1 and M2 in the spleens of ITP patients and patients with traumatic spleen rupture were analyzed by immunofluorescence...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679316/mesenchymal-stem-multipotent-stromal-cells-from-human-decidua-basalis-reduce-endothelial-cell-activation
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Manal Alshabibi, Al Huqail Aljoharah, Tanvir Khatlani, Fawaz Abomaray, Ahmed S Al Askar, Abdullah Alawad, Bill Kalionis, Mohamed Hassan Abumaree
Recently, we reported the isolation and characterization of mesenchymal stem cells from the decidua basalis of human placenta (DBMSCs). These cells express a unique combination of molecules involved in many important cellular functions, which makes them good candidates for cell-based therapies. The endothelium is a highly specialized, metabolically active interface between blood and the underlying tissues. Inflammatory factors stimulate the endothelium to undergo a change to a proinflammatory and procoagulant state (i...
July 5, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676668/the-calreticulin-calr-exon-9-mutations-are-promising-targets-for-cancer-immune-therapy
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M O Holmström, E Martinenaite, S M Ahmad, Ö Met, C Friese, L Kjær, C H Riley, P Thor Straten, I M Svane, H C Hasselbalch, M H Andersen
The CALR exon 9 mutations are found in approximately 30% of patients with essential thrombocythemia and primary myelofibrosis. Recently, we reported spontaneous immune responses against the CALR mutations. Here, we describe that CALR-mutant (CALRmut)-specific T-cells are able to specifically recognize CALRmut cells. First, we established a T-cell culture specific for a CALRmut epitope. These specific T-cells were able to recognize several epitopes in the CALRmut C-terminus. Next, we established a CALRmut specific CD4(+) T-cell clone by limiting dilution...
July 5, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
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