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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636997/an-optimized-hmgb1-expressed-by-recombinant-rabies-virus-enhances-immunogenicity-through-activation-of-dendritic-cells-in-mice
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Zhao Wang, Qian Liang, Yajing Zhang, Jie Yang, Mingming Li, Kunlun Wang, Min Cui, Huanchun Chen, Zhen F Fu, Ling Zhao, Ming Zhou
Rabies remains an important public health threat, killing approximately 59,000 people worldwide annually, most of which are from the developing countries of Africa and Asia where dog rabies are endemic. Therefore, developing an affordable and efficacious vaccine for dog-mediated rabies control is needful in these countries. Our previous studies indicated that over-expression of granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF) or macrophage inflammatory protein-1 (MIP-1α or CCL3) by recombinant rabies virus (rRABV) could enhance the immunogenicity by activating dendritic cells (DCs)...
June 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636955/inflammatory-ly6c-high-monocytes-protect-against-candidiasis-through-il-15-driven-nk-cell-neutrophil-activation
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Jorge Domínguez-Andrés, Lidia Feo-Lucas, María Minguito de la Escalera, Leticia González, María López-Bravo, Carlos Ardavín
Neutrophils play a crucial role in defense against systemic candidiasis, a disease associated with a high mortality rate in patients receiving immunosuppressive therapy, although the early immune mechanisms that boost the candidacidal activity of neutrophils remain to be defined in depth. Here, we used a murine model of systemic candidiasis to explore the role of inflammatory Ly6C(high) monocytes in NK cell-mediated neutrophil activation during the innate immune response against C. albicans. We found that efficient anti-Candida immunity required a collaborative response between the spleen and kidney, which relied on type I interferon-dependent IL-15 production by spleen inflammatory Ly6C(high) monocytes to drive efficient activation and GM-CSF release by spleen NK cells; this in turn was necessary to boost the Candida killing potential of kidney neutrophils...
June 20, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636555/overcoming-resistance-to-targeted-therapy-with-immunotherapy-and-combination-therapy-for-metastatic-melanoma
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REVIEW
Hilary R Keller, Xin Zhang, Li Li, Helmut Schaider, James W Wells
Resistance to targeted therapy is an ongoing problem for the successful treatment of Stage IV metastatic melanoma. For many patients, the use of targeted therapies, such as BRAF kinase inhibitors, were initially promising yet resistance inevitably occurred. Even after combining BRAF kinase inhibitors with MEK pathway inhibitors to offset re-activation of the MAP kinase pathway, resistance is still documented. Similarly, outcomes with immune checkpoint inhibitors as monotherapy were optimistic for some patients without relapse or progression, yet the majority of patients undergoing monotherapy have progressive disease...
June 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634571/current-immunotherapeutic-strategies-to-enhance-oncolytic-virotherapy
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REVIEW
Daniel E Meyers, Amanda A Wang, Chandini M Thirukkumaran, Don G Morris
Oncolytic viruses (OV) represent a promising strategy to augment the spectrum of cancer therapeutics. For efficacy, they rely on two general mechanisms: tumor-specific infection/cell-killing, followed by subsequent activation of the host's adaptive immune response. Numerous OV genera have been utilized in clinical trials, ultimately culminating in the 2015 Food and Drug Administration approval of a genetically engineered herpes virus, Talminogene laherparepvec (T-VEC). It is generally accepted that OV as monotherapy have only modest clinical efficacy...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634479/whole-blood-profiling-of-bacillus-calmette-gu%C3%A3-rin-induced-trained-innate-immunity-in-infants-identifies-epidermal-growth-factor-il-6-platelet-derived-growth-factor-ab-bb-and-natural-killer-cell-activation
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Steven G Smith, Johanneke Kleinnijenhuis, Mihai G Netea, Hazel M Dockrell
Vaccination of infants with bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) activates both the innate and adaptive arms of the immune response. The antimycobacterial effects of these responses most likely account for the ability of BCG to protect against childhood forms of tuberculosis (TB). There is also evidence for a heterologous protective effect of BCG vaccination against TB-unrelated mortality in low birth weight infants. A possible mechanism of action of this effect, the induction of trained innate immunity, has been demonstrated when cells from BCG-vaccinated adults are restimulated in vitro with non-related microbial stimuli...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633947/occurrence-and-spatial-distribution-of-organophosphorus-flame-retardants-and-plasticizers-in-the-bohai-and-yellow-seas-china
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Mingyu Zhong, Jianhui Tang, Lijie Mi, Fei Li, Runmei Wang, Guopei Huang, Huifeng Wu
Seawater samples from 50 sites in the BS and YS were collected to investigate the spatial distribution of 7 OPs. Concentrations of the total OPs (ƩOPs) in the BS and YS ranged from 8.12ngL(-1) to 98.04ngL(-1) with a geometric mean (GM) of 23.70ngL(-1). Tris(1-chloro-2-propyl) phosphate (TCPP) was the dominant compound, followed by tris(2-chloroethyl) phosphate (TCEP) and triphenylphosphine oxide (TPPO). The ƩOPs together with the most commonly detected individual OPs (TCPP, TCEP, tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate (TDCPP), tri-iso-butyl phosphate (TiBP), triphenyl phosphate (TPhP), and TPPO) tended to decrease from nearshore to offshore and from the surface to the bottom seawaters, indicating major land-based sources...
June 17, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633757/the-relationship-between-circulating-mitochondrial-dna-and-inflammatory-cytokines-in-patients-with-major-depression
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Yuki Kageyama, Takaoki Kasahara, Masaki Kato, Shiho Sakai, Yasuhiko Deguchi, Munehide Tani, Kenji Kuroda, Kotaro Hattori, Sumiko Yoshida, Yuichi Goto, Toshihiko Kinoshita, Koki Inoue, Tadafumi Kato
BACKGROUND: Although inflammatory cytokines are established biomarkers of mood disorders, their molecular mechanism is not known. We hypothesized that circulating mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) contributes to inflammation and could be used as biomarkers. We investigated if circulating mtDNA level is associated with inflammatory cytokines and can be used as a biomarker of mood disorders. METHODS: Plasma mtDNA concentration was measured with real-time quantitative PCR targeting two regions of the mtDNA and plasma levels of four cytokines (GM-CSF, IL-2, IL-4, and IL-6) were measured with a multiplex immunoassay method in 109 patients with major depressive disorder (MDD)...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631336/a-neuroimaging-approach-to-capture-cognitive-reserve-application-to-alzheimer-s-disease
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Anna C van Loenhoud, Alle Meije Wink, Colin Groot, Sander C J Verfaillie, Jos Twisk, Frederik Barkhof, Bart van Berckel, Philip Scheltens, Wiesje M van der Flier, Rik Ossenkoppele
Cognitive reserve (CR) explains interindividual differences in the ability to maintain cognitive function in the presence of neuropathology. We developed a neuroimaging approach including a measure of brain atrophy and cognition to capture this construct. In a group of 511 Alzheimer's disease (AD) biomarker-positive subjects in different stages across the disease spectrum, we performed 3T magnetic resonance imaging and predicted gray matter (GM) volume in each voxel based on cognitive performance (i.e. a global cognitive composite score), adjusted for age, sex, disease stage, premorbid brain size (i...
June 20, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630585/identification-of-the-plasmodium-species-in-clinical-samples-from-children-residing-in-five-epidemiological-strata-of-malaria-in-cameroon
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Tebit Emmanuel Kwenti, Tayong Dizzle Bita Kwenti, Longdoh Anna Njunda, Andreas Latz, Kukwah Anthony Tufon, Theresa Nkuo-Akenji
BACKGROUND: Malaria in Cameroon was previously known to be caused solely by Plasmodium falciparum but today, evidence points to other Plasmodium species including P. vivax, P. ovale and P. malariae. The purpose of this study was to identify the Plasmodium species in clinical samples from children residing in five epidemiological strata of malaria in Cameroon, so as to advise control policies. METHODS: One thousand six hundred nine febrile children (≤15 years) were recruited from five epidemiological strata of malaria including the Sudano-sahelian (SS) strata, the High inland plateau (HIP) strata, the South Cameroonian Equatorial forest (SCEF) strata, the High western plateau (HWP) strata and the Coastal (C) strata...
2017: Tropical Medicine and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630185/in-vivo-biomarker-analysis-of-intranasally-dosed-pc945-a-novel-antifungal-triazole-on-aspergillus-fumigatus-infection-in-immunocompromised-mice
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Genki Kimura, Takahiro Nakaoki, Thomas Colley, Garth Rapeport, Pete Strong, Kazuhiro Ito, Yasuo Kizawa
PC945 is a novel triazole optimised for lung delivery and the objective of this study is to determine the effects of intranasally dosed PC945 on Aspergillus fumigatus infection and associated biomarkers in immunocompromised mice. PC945, posaconazole or voriconazole was treated intranasally once daily on days 0 to 3 (early intervention) or days 1 to 3 (late intervention) post-infection in temporarily neutropenic A/J mice infected intranasally with A. fumigatus, and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) and serum were collected on day 3...
June 19, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629954/high-resolution-myelin-water-imaging-incorporating-local-tissue-susceptibility-analysis
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Zhe Wu, Hongjian He, Yi Sun, Yiping Du, Jianhui Zhong
Quantitative myelin water imaging (MWI) from signal T2* decay acquired with multiple Gradient-Recalled Echo (mGRE) sequence has been widely used since its first report. A recent study showed that with low resolution data (2mm isotropic voxels), direct application of complex fitting to a three-pool WM model with frequency shift terms could produce more stable parameter estimation for myelin water fraction mapping. MWI maps of higher spatial resolution resulting in more detailed tissue structures and reduced partial volume effects around white matter/gray matter (WM/GM) interface, however, is more desirable...
June 16, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629570/the-association-between-multiple-sclerosis-and-spondylosis-when-and-why
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Vasileios G Xydis, Anastasia K Zikou, Vassiliki Kostadima, Loukas G Astrakas, Paraskevi Kosta, Maria I Argyropoulou
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate risk factors for the development of cervical spine spondylosis (CSS) in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and to propose a pathogenetic mechanism. METHODS: Forty-two consecutive patients aged 23-66 years with MS and 42 age and sex matched controls were evaluated retrospectively; Clinical disability was evaluated with the expanded disability status scale (EDSS) and spasticity with the Asworth score. Total brain lesion volume (BLV), total grey matter (GM) volume and deep GM volume were assessed...
June 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629404/white-matter-lesions-characterise-brain-involvement-in-moderate-to-severe-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-but-cerebral-atrophy-does-not
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Catherine A Spilling, Paul W Jones, James W Dodd, Thomas R Barrick
BACKGROUND: Brain pathology is relatively unexplored in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This study is a comprehensive investigation of grey matter (GM) and white matter (WM) changes and how these relate to disease severity and cognitive function. METHODS: T1-weighted and fluid-attenuated inversion recovery images were acquired for 31 stable COPD patients (FEV1 52.1% pred., PaO2 10.1 kPa) and 24 age, gender-matched controls. T1-weighted images were segmented into GM, WM and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) tissue classes using a semi-automated procedure optimised for use with this cohort...
June 19, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628977/enhanced-performance-of-microbial-fuel-cell-with-in-situ-preparing-dual-graphene-modified-bioelectrode
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Junfeng Chen, Yongyou Hu, Xiaojun Tan, Lihua Zhang, Wantang Huang, Jian Sun
This study proposed a three-step method to prepare dual graphene modified bioelectrode (D-GM-BE) by in situ microbial-induced reduction of GO and polarity reversion in microbial fuel cell (MFC). Both graphene modified bioanode (GM-BA) and biocathode (GM-BC) were of 3D graphene/biofilm architectures; the viability and thickness of microbial biofilm decreased compared with control bioelectrode (C-BE). The coulombic efficiency (CE) of GM-BA was 2.1 times of the control bioanode (C-BA), which demonstrated higher rate of substrates oxidation; the relationship between peak current and scan rates data meant that GM-BC was of higher efficiency of catalyzing oxygen reduction than the control biocathode (C-BC)...
June 8, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628613/immunosuppressive-and-angiogenic-cytokine-profile-associated-with-bartonella-bacilliformis-infection-in-post-outbreak-and-endemic-areas-of-carrion-s-disease-in-peru
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Maria J Pons, Cláudia Gomes, Ruth Aguilar, Diana Barrios, Miguel Angel Aguilar-Luis, Joaquim Ruiz, Carlota Dobaño, Juana Del Valle-Mendoza, Gemma Moncunill
Analysis of immune responses in Bartonella bacilliformis carriers are needed to understand acquisition of immunity to Carrion's disease and may allow identifying biomarkers associated with bacterial infection and disease phases. Serum samples from 144 healthy subjects from 5 villages in the North of Peru collected in 2014 were analyzed. Four villages had a Carrion's disease outbreak in 2013, and the other is a traditionally endemic area. Thirty cytokines, chemokines and growth factors were determined in sera by fluorescent bead-based quantitative suspension array technology, and analyzed in relation to available data on bacteremia quantified by RT-PCR, and IgM and IgG levels measured by ELISA against B...
June 19, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627972/immunomodulatory-effects-of-cigarette-smoke-condensate-in-mouse-macrophage-cell-line
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Junwei Zhao, Xiang Li, Fuwei Xie, Zhihua Yang, Xiujie Pan, Maoxiang Zhu, Pingping Shang, Cong Nie, Huimin Liu, Jianping Xie
Increasing evidence has demonstrated that the secretion of cytokines may be associated with cigarette smoke-induced immunomodulatory effects, but a comprehensive analysis of the cytokine profile for cigarette smoke condensate (CSC) exposure is lacking. The aims of this study were to (1) examine the release of 20 cytokines induced by CSC from 12 brands of cigarettes in macrophages cells (Ana-1) and (2) to investigate the general characteristics of the immunomodulatory effects of CSC. Luminex technology was used to simultaneously determine the levels of 20 cytokines (interleukin (IL)-1α, IL-1β, IL-2, IL-4, IL-5, IL-6, IL-10, IL-12, IL-13, IL-17, granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF), interferon-γ (IFN-γ), keratinocyte-derived Chemokine (KC), monocyte chemoattractant protein 1 (MCP-1), macrophage inflammatory protein 1α (MIP-1α), induced protein 10 (IP-10), tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), monkine inducible by γ interferon (MIG), and fibroblast growth factor (FGF)-basic) in the supernatants from Ana-1 cells treated with the CSC...
June 1, 2017: International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626050/admission-brain-cortical-volume-an-independent-determinant-of-poststroke-cognitive-vulnerability
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Sharmila Sagnier, Gwenaëlle Catheline, Bixente Dilharreguy, Fanny Munsch, Antoine Bigourdan, Mathilde Poli, Sabrina Debruxelles, Stéphane Olindo, Pauline Renou, François Rouanet, Vincent Dousset, Thomas Tourdias, Igor Sibon
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Several markers of poststroke cognitive impairment have been reported. The role of brain cortical volume remains uncertain. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of brain cortical volume on cognitive outcomes using a voxel-based morphometry approach in subjects without prestroke dementia. METHODS: Ischemic stroke patients were prospectively recruited 24 to 72 hours post-stroke (M0). Cognition was evaluated at M0, 3 months, and 1 year (M12) using the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, the Isaacs set test, and the Zazzo's cancellation task...
June 16, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625810/evaluating-the-ototoxicity-of-a-anti-mrsa-peptide-kr-12-a2
#18
Chung Man Sung, Hong Chan Kim, Yong Beom Cho, Song Yub Shin, Chul Ho Jang
INTRODUCTION: Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is an emerging problem for the treatment of chronic suppurative otitis media, and also for pediatric tympanostomy tube otorrhea. To date, there are no effective topical antibiotic drugs to treat MRSA otorrhea. OBJECTIVE: In this study, we evaluated the ototoxicity of topical KR-12-a2 solution on the cochlea when it applied topically in the middle ear of guinea pigs. METHODS: The antimicrobial activity of KR-12-a2 against MRSA strains was examined by using the inhibition zone test...
May 31, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624851/acute-effects-of-constant-torque-and-constant-angle-stretching-on-the-muscle-and-tendon-tissue-properties
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Andreas Konrad, Francesco Budini, Markus Tilp
PURPOSE: Static stretching induces acute structural changes of the muscle-tendon unit (MTU) that are related to the intensity or duration of stretching. It has been reported that stretching with a constant torque (CT) leads to greater joint range of motion changes than stretching with a constant angle (CA). Whether or not this difference is due to different structural changes of the MTUs of the lower leg and ankle plantar flexors is not known. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to compare the acute effects of single CA and CT stretching on various muscle and tendon mechanical properties...
June 17, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624363/brazilian-red-propolis-effects-on-peritoneal-macrophage-activity-nitric-oxide-cell-viability-pro-inflammatory-cytokines-and-gene-expression
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Bruno Bueno-Silva, Dione Kawamoto, Ellen S Ando-Suguimoto, Renato C V Casarin, Severino M Alencar, Pedro L Rosalen, Marcia P A Mayer
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Propolis has been used in folk medicine since ancient times and it presented inhibitory effect on neutrophil recruitment previously. However, its effect on macrophage obtained from mice remains unclear. AIM OF THE STUDY: to demonstrate BRP effects on LPS activated peritoneal macrophage. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Peritoneal macrophages, obtained from C57BL6 mice and activated with LPS, were treated with 50 to 80µg/mL of crude extract of Brazilian red propolis (BRP) during 48hours...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
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