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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936405/identification-of-lipopolysaccharide-interacting-plasma-membrane-type-proteins-in-arabidopsis-thaliana
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Cornelius S Vilakazi, Ian A Dubery, Lizelle A Piater
Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) is an amphiphatic bacterial glycoconjugate found on the external membrane of Gram-negative bacteria. This endotoxin is considered as a microbe-associated molecular pattern (MAMP) molecule and has been shown to elicit defense responses in plants. Here, LPS-interacting proteins from Arabidopsis thaliana plasma membrane (PM)-type fractions were captured and identified in order to investigate those involved in LPS perception and linked to triggering of innate immune responses. A novel proteomics-based affinity-capture strategy coupled to liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) was employed for the enrichment and identification of LPS-interacting proteins...
November 30, 2016: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936218/a-key-role-for-inhibins-in-dendritic-cell-maturation-and-function
#2
Roxana Olguín-Alor, Marisol de la Fuente-Granada, Laura C Bonifaz, Laura Antonio-Herrera, Eduardo A García-Zepeda, Gloria Soldevila
Inhibins are members of the TGFβ superfamily, which regulate many cellular processes including differentiation, proliferation, survival and apoptosis. Although initially described as hormones regulating the hypothalamus-pituitary-gonadal axis, based on their ability to antagonize Activins, our group has recently reported that they play a role in thymocyte differentiation and survival, as well as in thymic stromal cell maturation and nTreg generation. Here, we used Inhibin knock out mice (Inhα-/-) to investigate the role of Inhibins in peripheral dendritic cell maturation and function...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936029/growth-hormone-mediates-its-protective-effect-in-hepatic-apoptosis-through-hnf6
#3
Kewei Wang, Minhua Wang, Maureen Gannon, AiXuan Holterman
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Growth hormone (GH) not only supports hepatic metabolism but also protects against hepatocyte cell death. Hnf6 (or Oc1) belonging to the Onecut family of hepatocyte transcription factors known to regulate differentiated hepatic function, is a GH-responsive gene. We evaluate if GH mediates Hnf6 activity to attenuate hepatic apoptotic injury. METHODS: We used an animal model of hepatic apoptosis by bile duct ligation (BDL) with Hnf6 -/- (KO) mice in which hepatic Hnf6 was conditionally inactivated...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935686/neuroprotection-of-brain-cells-by-lipoic-acid-treatment-after-cellular-stress
#4
Sara Paradells-Navarro, María Soledad Benlloch-Navarro, María Inmaculada Almansa Frias, Ma Angeles Garcia-Esparza, Vania Broccoli, María Miranda, José Miguel Soria
We have previously observed that in vivo lipoic acid (LA) treatment induced a protective effect onto primary cortical neurons after brain injury. In an effort to better understand LA action mechanism in the brain, in the present study, we stressed brain cells in vitro and ex vivo and then analyzed by inmmunocytochemistry and biochemical assays, the changes induced by LA on cell survival and on the concentration of oxidative stress markers, such as glutathione (GSH), oxidized glutathione (GSSG), and malondialdehyde (MDA)...
December 9, 2016: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934954/strap-acts-as-a-scaffolding-protein-in-controlling-the-tlr2-4-signaling-pathway
#5
Hyunbin D Huh, Eun A Ra, Taeyun A Lee, Sujin Kang, Areum Park, Eunhye Lee, Junhee L Choi, Eunji Jang, Ji Eun Lee, Sungwook Lee, Boyoun Park
The WD40-repeat protein serine/threonine kinase receptor-associated protein (STRAP) is involved in the regulation of several biological processes, including cell proliferation and apoptosis, in response to various stresses. Here, we show that STRAP is a new scaffold protein that functions in Toll-like receptor (TLR)-mediated immune responses. STRAP specifically binds transforming growth factor β-activated kinase 1 (TAK1) and IκB kinase alpha (IKKα) along with nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) subunit p65, leading to enhanced association between TAK1, IKKα, and p65, and subsequent facilitation of p65 phosphorylation and nuclear translocation...
December 9, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934917/co-delivery-of-docetaxel-and-palmitoyl-ascorbate-by-liposome-for-enhanced-synergistic-antitumor-efficacy
#6
Junxiu Li, Chaorui Guo, Fan Feng, Ali Fan, Yu Dai, Ning Li, Di Zhao, Xijing Chen, Yang Lu
Palmitoyl ascorbate (PA) as an antioxidant has the potential for the treatment of cancer. In the present study, a nanocarrier system was developed for co-delivery of docetaxel (DOC) with palmitoyl ascorbate and the therapeutic efficacy of a combination drug regimen was investigated. For this purpose, different ratios of docetaxel and palmitoyl ascorbate were co-encapsulated in a liposome and they all showed high encapsulation efficiency. The average diameters of the liposomes ranged from 140 to 170 nm. Negative zeta potential values were observed for all systems, ranged from -40 mV to -56 mV...
December 9, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934916/plant-derived-cis-%C3%AE-ocimene-as-a-precursor-for-biocompatible-transparent-thermally-stable-dielectric-and-encapsulating-layers-for-organic-electronics
#7
Kateryna Bazaka, Ryan Destefani, Mohan V Jacob
This article presents low-temperature, one-step dry synthesis of optically transparent thermally-stable, biocompatible cis-β-ocimene-based thin films for applications as interlayer dielectric and encapsulating layer for flexible electronic devices, e.g. OLEDs. Morphological analysis of thin films shows uniform, very smooth (Rq < 1 nm) and defect-free moderately hydrophilic surfaces. The films are optically transparent, with a refractive index of ~1.58 at 600 nm, an optical band gap of ~2.85 eV, and dielectric constant of 3...
December 9, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934104/ratiometric-two-photon-fluorescent-probe-for-in-vivo-hydrogen-polysulfides-detection-and-imaging-during-lipopolysaccharide-induced-acute-organs-injury
#8
Jing Zhang, Xiao-Yan Zhu, Xiao-Xiao Hu, Hong-Wen Liu, Jin Li, Li Li Feng, Xia Yin, Xiao-Bing Zhang, Weihong Tan
Acute organ injury observed during sepsis, caused by an uncontrolled release of inflammatory mediators, such as lipopolysaccharide (LPS), is quite fatal. The development of efficient methods for early diagnosis of sepsis and LPS-induced acute organ injury in living systems is of great biomedical importance. In living systems, cystathionine γ-lyase (CSE) can be overexpressed due to LPS, and H2Sn can be formed by CSE-mediated cysteine metabolism. Thus, acute organ injury during sepsis may be correlated with H2Sn levels, making accurate detection of H2Sn in living systems of great physiological and pathological significance...
December 6, 2016: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933995/effects-of-stable-degradation-products-of-curcumin-on-cancer-cell-proliferation-and-inflammation
#9
Katherine Z Sanidad, Julia Zhu, Weicang Wang, Zheyuan Du, Guodong Zhang
Curcumin is among the most promising dietary compounds for cancer prevention. However, curcumin rapidly degrades in aqueous buffer at physiological pH, making it difficult to understand whether the effects of curcumin are from curcumin itself or its degradation products. Here we studied the antiproliferative and anti-inflammatory effects of curcumin degradation products, including its total degradation products (a mixture containing all stable degradation products of curcumin) and bicyclopentadione (a dominant stable degradation compound of curcumin)...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933547/anti-neuroinflammatory-effects-of-fucoxanthin-via-inhibition-of-akt-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-mapks-ap-1-pathways-and-activation-of-pka-creb-pathway-in-lipopolysaccharide-activated-bv-2-microglial-cells
#10
Dong Zhao, Seung-Hwan Kwon, Yoon Sun Chun, Ming-Yao Gu, Hyun Ok Yang
Microglia play a critical role in controlling the homeostasis of the brain, but over-activated microglia secrete pro-inflammatory mediators and cytokines, which induce neuronal cell death. Fucoxanthin (Fx), a marine carotenoid, has demonstrated a variety of beneficial health effects. Despite accumulating evidence supporting the immune-modulating effects of Fx in vitro, the underlying signaling pathways remain unknown. In the present study, Fx dose-dependently inhibited the secretion of lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced pro-inflammatory mediators including interleukin (IL)-6, tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, reactive oxygen species (ROS), prostaglandin (PG) E2, and nitric oxide (NO) productions, and also suppressed the expression of inducible NO synthase (iNOS) and cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 enzymes...
December 8, 2016: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933491/nlrp3-is-required-for-complement-mediated-caspase-1-and-il-1beta-activation-in-ich-short-title-for-running-head-nlrp3-is-required-for-ich
#11
Sheng-Tao Yao, Fang Cao, Jia-Lin Chen, Wei Chen, Rui-Ming Fan, Gang Li, You-Chao Zeng, Song Jiao, Xiang-Ping Xia, Chong Han, Qi-Shan Ran
Complement-mediated inflammation plays a vital role in intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), implicating pro-inflammatory factor interleukin-1beta (IL-1β) secretion. Brain samples and contralateral hemiencephalon were all collected and detected by Western blot. NLRP3 expression was located by dual immunofluorescence staining at 1, 3, and 5 days post-ICH. Brain water content was examined post-ICH. The neural deficit scores were evaluated by observers blindly. ILs were detected by ELISA. SiRNAs targeting NLRP3 (siNLRP3), siASC, and siControl were injected to inhibit NLRP3 function...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933236/purification-and-antigenic-detection-of-o-specific-polysaccharides-of-salmonella-enterica-serovar-paratyphi-a-isolate-from-pakistan-an-emerging-threat
#12
Zainab Rahmat, Aamir Ali, Yasra Sarwar, Muhammad Salman, Abdul Haque
BACKGROUND: Paratyphoid fever caused by Salmonella enterica serovar Paratyphi A is becoming a serious health problem in Asian countries particularly Pakistan, China and India and situation is aggravated by current unavailability of a licensed vaccine. This study was designed to purify the O-specific polysaccharides (OSP) produced by an isolate of Salmonella Paratyphi A from Pakistan and detect antigenicity of extracted lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and purified OSP pioneerly in South Asian region as candidate for conjugate vaccine preparation...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933067/peptide-idr-1002-inhibits-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-nuclear-translocation-by-inhibition-of-i%C3%AE%C2%BAb%C3%AE-degradation-and-activates-p38-erk1-2-msk1-dependent-creb-phosphorylation-in-macrophages-stimulated-with-lipopolysaccharide
#13
Alejandro Huante-Mendoza, Octavio Silva-García, Javier Oviedo-Boyso, Robert E W Hancock, Víctor M Baizabal-Aguirre
The inflammatory response is a critical molecular defense mechanism of the innate immune system that mediates the elimination of disease-causing bacteria. Repair of the damaged tissue, and the reestablishment of homeostasis, must be accomplished after elimination of the pathogen. The innate defense regulators (IDRs) are short cationic peptides that mimic natural host defense peptides and are effective in eliminating pathogens by enhancing the activity of the immune system while controlling the inflammatory response...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932520/myeloid-derived-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-negative-regulation-of-pu-1-and-c-ebp-%C3%AE-driven-pro-inflammatory-cytokine-production-restrains-lps-induced-shock
#14
Simone Vanoni, Yi-Ting Tsai, Amanda Waddell, Lisa Waggoner, Jared Klarquist, Senad Divanovic, Kasper Hoebe, Kris A Steinbrecher, Simon P Hogan
Sepsis is a life-threatening event predominantly caused by Gram-negative bacteria. Bacterial infection causes a pronounced macrophage (MΦ) and dendritic cell activation that leads to excessive pro-inflammatory cytokine IL-1β, IL-6 and TNF-α production (cytokine storm), resulting in endotoxic shock. Previous experimental studies have revealed that inhibiting NF-κB signaling ameliorates disease symptoms; however, the contribution of myeloid p65 in endotoxic shock remains elusive. In this study, we demonstrate increased mortality in mice lacking p65 in the myeloid lineage (p65(Δmye)) compared with wild type mice upon ultra-pure LPS challenge...
December 8, 2016: Innate Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932477/moss-produced-glycosylation-optimized-human-factor-h-for-therapeutic-application-in-complement-disorders
#15
Stefan Michelfelder, Juliana Parsons, Lennard L Bohlender, Sebastian N W Hoernstein, Holger Niederkrüger, Andreas Busch, Nicola Krieghoff, Jonas Koch, Benjamin Fode, Andreas Schaaf, Thomas Frischmuth, Martin Pohl, Peter F Zipfel, Ralf Reski, Eva L Decker, Karsten Häffner
Genetic defects in complement regulatory proteins can lead to severe renal diseases, including atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome and C3 glomerulopathies, and age-related macular degeneration. The majority of the mutations found in patients with these diseases affect the glycoprotein complement factor H, the main regulator of the alternative pathway of complement activation. Therapeutic options are limited, and novel treatments, specifically those targeting alternative pathway activation, are highly desirable...
December 8, 2016: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931259/abdominal-septic-shock-endotoxin-adsorption-treatment-asset-endotoxin-removal-in-abdominal-and-urogenital-septic-shock-with-the-alteco%C3%A2-lps-adsorber-study-protocol-for-a-double-blinded-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
#16
Miklos Lipcsey, Jyrki Tenhunen, Jan Sjölin, Robert Frithiof, Stepani Bendel, Hans Flaatten, Rafael Kawati, Anne Kuitunen, Tor Inge Tønnessen, Sten Rubertsson
BACKGROUND: Severe sepsis and septic shock are common in intensive care and carry high mortality rates. In patients with Gram-negative infections, early and extensive removal of endotoxin may limit the inflammatory response that characterizes septic shock. The Alteco® LPS Adsorber (hereafter referred to cited as the lipopolysaccharide (LPS) Adsorber) can be used for endotoxin removal and attenuate the deleterious inflammatory and clinical responses seen in septic shock. METHODS/DESIGN: The Abdominal Septic Shock - Endotoxin Adsorption Treatment (ASSET) trial is a pilot study investigating the feasibility and safety of LPS Adsorber therapy...
December 8, 2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931217/lrp1-modulates-the-microglial-immune-response-via-regulation-of-jnk-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathways
#17
Longyu Yang, Chia-Chen Liu, Honghua Zheng, Takahisa Kanekiyo, Yuka Atagi, Lin Jia, Daxin Wang, Aurelie N'songo, Dan Can, Huaxi Xu, Xiao-Fen Chen, Guojun Bu
BACKGROUND: Neuroinflammation is characterized by microglial activation and the increased levels of cytokines and chemokines in the central nervous system (CNS). Recent evidence has implicated both beneficial and toxic roles of microglia when over-activated upon nerve injury or in neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's disease (AD). The low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein 1 (LRP1) is a major receptor for apolipoprotein E (apoE) and amyloid-β (Aβ), which play critical roles in AD pathogenesis...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931102/mannose-receptor-mediates-the-immune-response-to-ganoderma-atrum-polysaccharides-in-macrophages
#18
Wen-Juan Li, Xiao-Fang Tang, Xiao-Xue Shuai, Cheng-Jia Jiang, Xiang Liu, Le-Feng Wang, Yu-Fei Yao, Shaoping Nie, Ming-Yong Xie
The ability of mannose receptor (MR) to recognize the carbohydrate structures is well established. Here we reported that MR was crucial for the immune response to Ganoderma atrum polysaccharides (PSG-1), as evidenced by elevation of MR in association with increase of phagocytosis and concentrations of IL-1ß and TNF-α in normal macrophages. Elevation of MR triggered by PSG-1 also led to control lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-triggered inflammatory response via the increase of IL-10 and inhibition of phagocytosis and IL-1ß...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931028/sustained-effects-of-neonatal-systemic-lipopolysaccharide-on-il-1%C3%AE-and-nrf2-in-adult-rat-substantia-nigra-are-partly-normalized-by-a-spirulina-enriched-diet
#19
Jaspal Patil, Ashok Matte, Hans Nissbrandt, Carina Mallard, Mats Sandberg
BACKGROUND/AIM: Neonatal infection can sensitize the adult substantia nigra (SN) to secondary insults, causing a decrease in antioxidant capacity which may lead to Parkinson's disease in adults. We studied the prolonged effect of systemic infection by (i.p.) administration of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) on interleukin (IL)-1β, the antioxidant regulator nuclear factor-erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2), and the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ coactivator (PGC)-1α in rat SN...
December 9, 2016: Neuroimmunomodulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930969/rhapontin-ameliorates-colonic-epithelial-dysfunction-in-experimental-colitis-through-sirt1-signaling
#20
Wencheng Wei, Lei Wang, Kai Zhou, Haifeng Xie, Mian Zhang, Chaofeng Zhang
Rhapontin (3, 3', 5-trihydroxy-4'-methoxystilbene-3-O-glucoside) has anti-thrombotic, anti-allergic and anti-diabetic activities. This study aimed to assess the protective effects of rhapontin on intestinal damage in vivo and in vitro. In a dextran sodium sulfate (DSS)-induced mouse model, oral administration of rhapontin (100mg/kg) significantly attenuated colonic pathological damage and remarkably inhibited infiltration by inflammatory cells, myeloperoxidase (MPO) activity, NLRP3 inflammasome activation and SIRT1 expression in the colon...
December 5, 2016: International Immunopharmacology
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