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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641299/monocyte-subsets-are-differentially-lost-from-the-circulation-during-acute-inflammation-induced-by-human-experimental-endotoxemia
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Tamar Tak, Roger van Groenendael, Peter Pickkers, Leo Koenderman
Three human monocyte subsets are recognized with different functions in the immune system: CD14++/CD16- classical monocytes (CM), CD14++/CD16+ intermediate monocytes (IM) and CD14+/CD16++ non-classical monocytes (NCM). Increased IM and NCM percentages have been reported under inflammatory conditions, yet little is known about monocyte subsets at the onset of inflammation. The human endotoxemia model is uniquely capable of studying the first phases of acute inflammation induced by intravenous injection of 2 ng/kg bodyweight lipopolysaccharide (LPS) into healthy volunteers...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Innate Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639379/the-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-biological-activities-of-the-leaf-of-cape-myrtle-myrsine-africana-l
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Hina Gul, Mushtaq Ahmad, Muhammad Zafar, M Shareez Ahmad, AmbreenAbid, Syeda Hira, Imam Shah, Muhammad Gulfraz
The cape myrtle, Myrsine africana L., is a widely used medicinal plant, which has not been well investigated. We assessed the in vivo hepatoprotective and in vitro antiproliferative and antioxidant effects of leaf extracts of M. africana chemically profiled using high-performance liquid chromatography. Three flavonoids were quantified, and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry analysis revealed the presence of common fatty acids. The animal study was conducted on mice treated with CCl4, using three doses each of the methanol and chloroform extract (100, 200 and 300 mg/kg b...
June 22, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637505/human-lung-and-monocyte-derived-macrophages-differ-with-regard-to-the-effects-of-%C3%AE-2-adrenoceptor-agonists-on-cytokine-release
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Tatiana Victoni, Hélène Salvator, Charlotte Abrial, Marion Brollo, Luis Cristovão Sobrino Porto, Vincent Lagente, Emmanuel Naline, Stanislas Grassin-Delyle, Philippe Devillier
BACKGROUND: β2-adrenoceptor agonists have been shown to reduce the lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced cytokine release by human monocyte-derived macrophages (MDMs). We compare the expression of β2-adrenoceptors and the inhibitory effect of formoterol and salmeterol on the LPS-induced release of tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, interleukin (IL)-1β, IL-6 and a range of chemokines (CCL2, 3, 4, and IL-8) by human lung macrophages (LMs) and MDMs. METHODS: LMs were isolated from patients undergoing resection and MDMs were obtained from blood monocytes in the presence of GM-CSF...
June 21, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637178/the-at04a-vaccine-against-proprotein-convertase-subtilisin-kexin-type-9-reduces-total-cholesterol-vascular-inflammation-and-atherosclerosis-in-apoe-3leiden-cetp-mice
#4
Christine Landlinger, Marianne G Pouwer, Claudia Juno, José W A van der Hoorn, Elsbet J Pieterman, J Wouter Jukema, Guenther Staffler, Hans M G Princen, Gergana Galabova
Aims: Proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) has emerged as a promising therapeutic target for the treatment of hypercholesterolaemia and atherosclerosis. PCSK9 binds to the low density lipoprotein receptor and enhances its degradation, which leads to the reduced clearance of low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDLc) and a higher risk of atherosclerosis. In this study, the AT04A anti-PCSK9 vaccine was evaluated for its therapeutic potential in ameliorating or even preventing coronary heart disease in the atherogenic APOE*3Leiden...
June 19, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636545/reversal-effect-of-jagged1-signaling-inhibition-on-ccl4-induced-hepatic-fibrosis-in-rats
#5
Guiju Tang, Zhihong Weng, Jun Song, Yixiong Chen
The role of the Notch ligand Jagged1 in hepatic fibrosis remains to be elucidated. In the current study, we investigated the role of Jagged1 in the activation of hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) and development of hepatic fibrosis in rats. In vitro, Jagged1 in HSCs was downregulated and upregulated by Jagged1 siRNA and pcDNA3.1 Jagged1, respectively. The levels of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) markers and HSC activation markers were assessed using western blot analysis. The proliferation and migration capacity of HSCs were assessed using 5-ethynyl-2'-deoxyuridine (EdU) incorporation and Transwell migration assays...
June 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630423/thymosin-beta-4-regulates-activation-of-hepatic-stellate-cells-via-hedgehog-signaling
#6
Jieun Kim, Jeongeun Hyun, Sihyung Wang, Chanbin Lee, Jae-Wook Lee, Eun-Yi Moon, Heejae Cha, Anna Mae Diehl, Youngmi Jung
The molecular mechanisms of thymosin beta-4 (TB4) involved in regulating hepatic stellate cell (HSC) functions remain unclear. Therefore, we hypothesize that TB4 influences HSC activation through hedgehog (Hh) pathway. HSC functions declined in a TB4 siRNA-treated LX-2. TB4 suppression down-regulated both integrin linked kinase (ILK), an activator of smoothened, and phosphorylated glycogen synthase kinase 3 beta (pGSK-3B), an inactive form of GSK-3B degrading glioblastoma 2 (GLI2), followed by the decreased expression of both smoothened and GLI2...
June 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629469/a-putative-molecular-network-associated-with-colon-cancer-metastasis-constructed-from-microarray-data
#7
Songtao Chu, Haipeng Wang, Miao Yu
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to identify the potential molecular network associated with colon cancer metastasis. METHODS: A gene expression profile dataset (GSE40367) downloaded from Gene Expression Omnibus was used to identify and compare differentially expressed genes (DEGs) between primary colon adenocarcinoma tissues and matched tissue samples of liver metastases of colon adenocarcinoma. After the functional analysis of the DEGs, their protein-protein interactions (PPIs) were analyzed, and the transcription factors (TFs) and microRNAs (miRNAs) that regulated these DEGs were predicted...
June 19, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629226/no-significant-impact-of-foxf1-sirna-treatment-in-acute-and-chronic-ccl4-liver-injury
#8
Kerstin Abshagen, Tobias Rotberg, Berit Genz, Brigitte Vollmar
Chronic liver injury of any etiology is the main trigger of fibrogenic responses and thought to be mediated by hepatic stellate cells. Herein, activating transcription factors like forkhead box f1 are described to stimulate pro-fibrogenic genes in hepatic stellate cells. By using a liver-specific siRNA delivery system (DBTC), we evaluated whether forkhead box f1 siRNA treatment exhibit beneficial effects in murine models of acute and chronic CCl4-induced liver injury. Systemic administration of DBTC-forkhead box f1 siRNA in mice was only sufficient to silence forkhead box f1 in acute CCl4 model, but was not able to attenuate liver injury as measured by liver enzymes and necrotic liver cell area...
January 1, 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627620/protective-effect-of-human-serum-amyloid-p-on-ccl4-induced-acute-liver-injury-in-mice
#9
Min Cong, Weihua Zhao, Tianhui Liu, Ping Wang, Xu Fan, Qingling Zhai, Xiaoli Bao, Dong Zhang, Hong You, Tatiana Kisseleva, David A Brenner, Jidong Jia, Hui Zhuang
Human serum amyloid P (hSAP), a member of the pentraxin family, inhibits the activation of fibrocytes in culture and inhibits experimental renal, lung, skin and cardiac fibrosis. As hepatic inflammation is one of the causes of liver fibrosis, in the present study, we investigated the hepatoprotective effects of hSAP against carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-induced liver injury. Our data indicated that hSAP attenuated hepatic histopathological abnormalities and significantly decreased inflammatory cell infiltration and pro-inflammatory factor expression...
June 14, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627282/gallic-acid-pamam-and-gallic-acid-phspholipid-conjugates-physicochemical-characterization-and-in-vivo-evaluation
#10
Ebtsam M Abdou, Marwa A Masoud
Gallic acid (GA) is a naturally occurring compound with valuable antioxidant activity. Its oral bioavailability is limited by its high metabolism and rapid clearance. In this paper, gallic acid (GA) was conjugated with two different materials, phosphatidylcholine (PC) and Polyamidoamine (PAMAM) dendrimer. The prepared conjugates were characterized by FTIR, DSC and SEM. Also, they were tested for drug content and in-vitro drug release. It was found that GA conjugation with both materials have significantly prolonged its release up to 12 hours...
June 19, 2017: Pharmaceutical Development and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625529/comparative-study-on-the-effect-of-low-intensity-laser-and-growth-factors-on-stem-cells-used-in-experimentally-induced-liver-fibrosis-in-mice
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Eman Naguib, Ashraf Kamel, Osama Fekry, Gamal Abdelfattah
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: The therapeutic effects of human umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem cells (UC-MSCs) exposed to diode laser and/or hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) were compared in mice with experimental liver fibrosis induced by carbon tetra chloride (CCl4). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Animal model of liver cirrhosis was induced by intraperitoneal injection of CCl4 in a dose of 0.4ml/kg, twice a week for 6weeks. UC-MSCs were obtained from normal full term placentas and were exposed to diode laser and/or HGF...
June 15, 2017: Arab Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625011/liver-epithelioid-progenitor-cells-derived-from-fetal-luxi-bovine-alleviate-liver-fibrosis
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Kunfu Wang, Hao Liu, Jinjuan Yang, Caiyun Ma, Zebiao Zhang, Dong Zheng, Weijun Guan
Liver epithelioid progenitor cells (LEPCs) have important roles in liver therapy because of their hepatic differentiation potency in vitro and in vivo. Despite many researches on humans, mice, and rats, equivalent progenitor cells derived from bovine are relatively rare. The purpose of our current study is to characterize bovine LEPCs, and research on the cure potency of this heteroplastic progenitor cells on mice liver fibrosis. We have used collagenase IV digesting and differential adhesion method to isolate slabstone shape, EpCAM, LGR5, NCAM1 and SOX9 positive progenitor cells from fetal Luxi bovine liver...
June 17, 2017: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620967/contribution-of-card9-mediated-signaling-to-wound-healing-in-skin
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Emi Kanno, Kazuyoshi Kawakami, Hiromasa Tanno, Aiko Suzuki, Noriko Sato, Airi Masaki, Ayano Imamura, Naoyuki Takagi, Takayuki Miura, Hideki Yamamoto, Keiko Ishii, Hiromitsu Hara, Yoshimichi Imai, Ryoko Maruyama, Masahiro Tachi
The inflammatory response after skin injury involves the secretion of a variety of cytokines and growth factors that are necessary for tissue repair. Caspase recruitment domain-containing protein 9 (CARD9) is an essential signaling adaptor molecule for NF-κB activation upon triggering through C-type lectin receptors (CLRs), which are expressed in macrophages and dendritic cells. However, the role of CARD9 in inflammatory responses at the wound site has not been elucidated. In the present study, we analyzed the role of CARD9 in the healing process of skin wounds...
June 16, 2017: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619088/chemokine-signals-are-crucial-for-enhanced-homing-and-differentiation-of-circulating-osteoclast-progenitor-cells
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Alan Sucur, Zrinka Jajic, Marinko Artukovic, Marina Ikic Matijasevic, Branimir Anic, Darja Flegar, Antonio Markotic, Tomislav Kelava, Sanja Ivcevic, Natasa Kovacic, Vedran Katavic, Danka Grcevic
BACKGROUND: The peripheral blood (PB) monocyte pool contains osteoclast progenitors (OCPs), which contribute to osteoresorption in inflammatory arthritides and are influenced by the cytokine and chemokine milieu. We aimed to define the importance of chemokine signals for migration and activation of OCPs in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA). METHODS: PB and, when applicable, synovial fluid (SF) samples were collected from 129 patients with RA, 53 patients with PsA, and 110 control patients in parallel to clinical parameters of disease activity, autoantibody levels, and applied therapy...
June 15, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618656/role-of-growth-factor-receptor-bound-2-in-ccl4-induced-hepatic-fibrosis
#15
Shanfei Ge, Ying Xiong, Xiaoping Wu, Jianping Xie, Fei Liu, Jinni He, Tianxing Xiang, Na Cheng, Lingling Lai, Yuanbin Zhong
BACKGROUND: Growth Factor Receptor-bound 2 (GRB2) plays a crucial role in regulation of cellular function including proliferation and differentiation, and we previously identified GRB2 as promoting HSCs (HSCs) proliferation. However, the underlying mechanisms that are involving in the regulation of GRB2 in hepatic fibrogenesis remain unknown. METHODS: In the present study, we tested the function of GRB2 in hepatic fibrosis. Hepatic fibrosis was induced by subcutaneous CCl4 administration at a dose of 3mL/kg in rats...
June 10, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616908/-the-correlation-between-micrornas-in-serum-and-the-extent-of-liver-injury
#16
Yi-Nan Zuo, Xue-Ling He, Xue-Ni Shi, Shi-Hang Wei, Hai-Lin Yin
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the correlation between the absolute quantification of the microRNAs (miR-122, miR-451, miR-92a, miR-192) in serum during acute liver injury and the extent of liver injury on rat models of CCl4 induced acute liver injury and mice models of acetaminophen (APAP) induced acute liver injury. Furthermore, to investigate the correlation between the absolute quantification of microRNAs in serum and the drug induced liver injury pathological scoring system (DILI-PSS)...
May 2017: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611447/serpinb3-promotes-pro-fibrogenic-responses-in-activated-hepatic-stellate-cells
#17
Erica Novo, Gianmarco Villano, Cristian Turato, Stefania Cannito, Claudia Paternostro, Chiara Busletta, Alessandra Biasiolo, Santina Quarta, Elisabetta Morello, Claudia Bocca, Antonella Miglietta, Ezio David, Salvatore Sutti, Mario Plebani, Emanuele Albano, Maurizio Parola, Patrizia Pontisso
SerpinB3 is a hypoxia- and hypoxia-inducible factor-2α-dependent cystein protease inhibitor that is up-regulated in hepatocellular carcinoma and in parenchymal cells during chronic liver diseases (CLD). SerpinB3 up-regulation in CLD patients has been reported to correlate with the extent of liver fibrosis and the production of transforming growth factor-β1, but the actual role of SerpinB3 in hepatic fibrogenesis is still poorly characterized. In the present study we analyzed the pro-fibrogenic action of SerpinB3 in cell cultures and in two different murine models of liver fibrosis...
June 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610623/transplantation-of-human-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-reduces-liver-fibrosis-more-effectively-than-wharton-s-jelly%C3%A2-mesenchymal-stromal-cells
#18
Mathiyazhagan Rengasamy, Gurbind Singh, Noor Atiqah Fakharuzi, Siddikuzzaman, Sudha Balasubramanian, Priyanka Swamynathan, Charan Thej, Gopinath Sasidharan, Pawan Kumar Gupta, Anjan Kumar Das, Ahmad Zuhairi Abd Rahman, Kamal Shaik Fakiruddin, Lim Moon Nian, Zubaidah Zakaria, Anish S Majumdar
BACKGROUND: Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) from various tissues have shown moderate therapeutic efficacy in reversing liver fibrosis in preclinical models. Here, we compared the relative therapeutic potential of pooled, adult human bone marrow (BM)- and neonatal Wharton's jelly (WJ)-derived MSCs to treat CCl4-induced liver fibrosis in rats. METHODS: Sprague-Dawley rats were injected with CCl4 for 8 weeks to induce irreversible liver fibrosis. Ex-vivo expanded, pooled human MSCs obtained from BM and WJ were intravenously administered into rats with liver fibrosis at a dose of 10 × 10(6) cells/animal...
June 13, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610607/resveratrol-distinctively-modulates-the-inflammatory-profiles-of-immune-and-endothelial-cells
#19
Joseph Schwager, Nathalie Richard, Franziska Widmer, Daniel Raederstorff
BACKGROUND: The phenolic substance resveratrol (RES) is a plant metabolite known to modulate numerous physiological functions and to exert beneficial effects as a cancer-chemopreventing agent and on neurological, hepatic, and cardiovascular systems. Since the compound affects the lifespan of yeast and flies it might be an anti-aging substance. Mechanistically, RES is involved in down regulating the inflammatory response. The pleiotropic effects of RES in cells of the immune and endothelial system were examined in this study...
June 13, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609838/hepatoprotective-mechanism-of-lygodium-microphyllum-cav-r-br-through-ultrastructural-signaling-prevention-against-carbon-tetrachloride-ccl4-mediated-oxidative-stress
#20
Charles Gnanaraj, Muhammad Dawood Shah, Tan Tek Song, Mohammad Iqbal
Plants have been consumed in medicinal practices for centuries. Lygodium microphyllum (Cav.) R.Br. (Lygodiaceae), also known as Old World Climbing Fern, is a medicinal plant used by local communities in Sabah for skin and dysentery ailments. This study aims to test aqueous extract of L. microphyllum leaves for hepatoprotective and immunosuppressive activity in rats. Animal studies were carried out to evaluate hepatoprotection of aqueous extract of L. microphyllum at different doses (200, 400 and 600mg/kg b...
June 9, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
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