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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926983/expression-of-the-grape-vasts19-gene-in-arabidopsis-improves-resistance-to-powdery-mildew-and-botrytis-cinerea-but-increases-susceptibility-to-pseudomonas-syringe-pv-tomato-dc3000
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Yaqiong Wang, Dejun Wang, Fan Wang, Li Huang, Xiaomin Tian, Steve van Nocker, Hua Gao, Xiping Wang
Stilbene synthase (STS) is a key enzyme that catalyzes the biosynthesis of resveratrol compounds and plays an important role in disease resistance. The molecular pathways linking STS with pathogen responses and their regulation are not known. We isolated an STS gene, VaSTS19, from a Chinese wild grape, Vitis amurensis Rupr. cv. "Tonghua-3", and transferred this gene to Arabidopsis. We then generated VaSTS19-expressing Arabidopsis lines and evaluated the functions of VaSTS19 in various pathogen stresses, including powdery mildew, B...
September 17, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926976/chemical-composition-antibacterial-activity-and-synergistic-effects-with-conventional-antibiotics-and-nitric-oxide-production-inhibitory-activity-of-essential-oil-from-geophila-repens-l-i-m-johnst
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Huijuanzi Rao, Pengxiang Lai, Yang Gao
Geophila repens (L.) I.M. Johnst, a perennial herb, belongs to the Rubiaceae family. In this study, we identified the chemical composition of the Geophila repens essential oil (GR-EO) for the first time. Totally, seventy-seven compounds were identified according to GC and GC-MS, which represent 98.0% of the oil. And the major components of GR-EO were β-caryophyllene (23.3%), β-elemene (8.0%), farnesyl butanoate (7.4%), myrcene (3.5%), and trans-nerolidol (3.3%). Then we evaluated the antibacterial activities of GR-EO and the synergistic effects of GR-EO in combination with commercial antibiotics using the microdilution and Checkerboard method...
September 17, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926923/involvement-of-mapk-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signal-transduction-pathways-camellia-japonica-mitigates-inflammation-and-gastric-ulcer
#3
Md Rashedunnabi Akanda, Byung-Yong Park
Gastric ulcer is an important risk factor for human health globally. Camellia japonica (CJ) is a plant of which the fruits are used as traditional phytomedicine for inflammatory and immunomodulatory diseases; however, the underlying molecular mechanism has not been clarified. The present study aimed to investigate the immunopharmacological activities of Camellia japonica and validate its pharmacological targets. To evaluate the protective roles of Camellia japonica on LPS-induced inflammation in RAW 264.7 cells and HCl/EtOH-induced gastric ulcer in mice; we applied 3-(4,5-dimethyl-thiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT), nitric oxide (NO), reactive oxygen species (ROS), histopathology, malondialdehyde (MDA), quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qPCR), immunohistochemistry (IHC), and western blot analyses...
September 15, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926774/concurrent-administration-effect-of-antibiotic-and-anti-inflammatory-drugs-on-the-immunotoxicity-of-bacterial-endotoxins
#4
Azza M El Amir, Dalia G Tanious, Hanaa A Mansour
Pseudomonas aeruginosa (P. aeruginosa) is a gram-negative bacterium that causes a variety of diseases in compromised hosts. Bacterial endotoxins such as lipopolysaccharide (LPS) are the major outer surface membrane components that are present in almost all gram-negative bacteria and act as extremely strong stimulators of innate immunity and inflammation of the airway. This study was undertaken to determine the effect of combined administration of Gentamicin (GENT) as an antibiotic and Dexamethasone (DEXA) as an anti-inflammatory drug on some immunological and histological parameters...
September 16, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926641/impact-of-monotherapy-on-hiv-1-reservoir-immune-activation-and-co-infection-with-epstein-barr-virus
#5
Maria Raffaella Petrara, Anna Maria Cattelan, Lolita Sasset, Riccardo Freguja, Francesco Carmona, Silvia Sanavia, Marisa Zanchetta, Paola Del Bianco, Anita De Rossi
OBJECTIVES: Although monotherapy (mART) effectiveness in maintaining viral suppression and CD4 cell count has been extensively examined in HIV-1-infected patients, its impact on HIV-1 reservoir, immune activation, microbial translocation and co-infection with Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) is unclear. METHODS: This retrospective study involved 32 patients who switched to mART; patients were studied at baseline, 48 and 96 weeks after mART initiation. Thirty-two patients who continued combined antiretroviral therapy (cART) over the same period of time were included in the study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925931/gut-microbiota-dependent-trimethylamine-n-oxide-and-serum-biomarkers-in-patients-with-t2dm-and-advanced-ckd
#6
Mohammed A I Al-Obaide, Ruchi Singh, Palika Datta, Kathy A Rewers-Felkins, Maria V Salguero, Ibtisam Al-Obaidi, Kameswara Rao Kottapalli, Tetyana L Vasylyeva
Trimethylamine-N-oxide (TMAO) is a product of dietary, gut microbiome, and tissues metabolism. Elevated blood TMAO levels are associated with heart attack, stroke and chronic kidney disease (CKD). The purpose of our study was to investigate the gut microbiota associated with trimethylamine (TMA) production, the precursor of TMAO, and the serum levels of TMAO and inflammatory biomarkers associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and CKD. Twenty adults with T2DM and advanced CKD and 20 healthy adults participated in the study...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925474/mitochondrial-protein-ucp1-mediates-liver-injury-induced-by-lps-through-ekr-signaling-pathway
#7
P Liu, J Yang, Z-Y Chen, P Zhang, G-J Shi
OBJECTIVE: Mitochondria are abundant in liver. The roles of mitochondrial protein in liver injury and related signaling pathways are still unclear. UCP1 is a novel mitochondrial transmembrane protein. Its expression pattern and function in liver still needs further investigation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A mouse model of liver injury was established by the treatment of LPS. UCP1 expression in the liver tissue was detected by Western blot and qRT-PCR. ERK signaling activity was tested by enzymatic activity kit...
August 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925407/foxc2-coordinates-inflammation-and-browning-of-white-adipose-by-leptin-stat3-prdm16-signal-in-mice
#8
L Gan, Z Liu, F Feng, T Wu, D Luo, C Hu, C Sun
AIMS: The objective of this study is to characterize the relationship between forkhead box C2 protein (Foxc2) and leptin under adipose inflammatory response. METHODS: Lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced inflammatory model was conducted. Data from wild-type and ob/ob mice were used to compare the alternative role of leptin on Foxc2-mediated inflammation and browning. Transcriptional regulation and protein-protein interaction were analyzed by bioinformatics and proved by chromatin immunoprecipitation and co-immunoprecipitation experiment...
August 23, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924090/porcine-alveolar-macrophage-polarization-is-involved-in-inhibition-of-porcine-reproductive-and-respiratory-syndrome-virus-prrsv-replication
#9
Longtao Wang, Shouping Hu, Qiang Liu, Yiru Li, Lu Xu, Zhuo Zhang, Xuehui Cai, Xijun He
Macrophage polarization is a process by which macrophages acquire a distinct phenotypic and functional profile in response to microenvironmental signals. The classically and alternatively activated (M1 and M2, respectively) macrophage phenotypes are defined by the specific molecular characteristics induced in response to prototypic pro- and anti-inflammatory cues. In this study, we used LPS/IFN-γ and IL-4 to stimulate porcine alveolar macrophages (PAMs) in vitro and investigated the expression changes of several novel markers during macrophage polarization...
September 17, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924088/docosapentaenoic-acid-22-5n-3-downregulates-mrna-expression-of-pro-inflammatory-factors-inlps-activated-murine-macrophage-like-raw264-7-cells
#10
Yanzhu Tian, Ami Katsuki, Donato Romanazzi, Matthew R Miller, Serean L Adams, Kazuo Miyashita, Masashi Hosokawa
Docosapentaenoic acid (22:5n-3, n-3 DPA) is a n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) found in fish oil, and has been reported to have health benefits. This study investigated conversion of n-3 DPA, and examined the anti-inflammatory effects of n-3 DPA on activated macrophages. Murine macrophage-like RAW264.7 cells were incubated in culture media containing n-3 DPA for 72 h. The level of n-3 DPA in the fatty acid composition of the total lipid fraction increased in a dose-dependent manner. Furthermore, the levels of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) were higher in treated cells than in control cells...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Oleo Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923592/comparative-study-of-three-c1q-domain-containing-proteins-from-pacific-oyster-crassostrea-gigas
#11
Zhao Lv, Limei Qiu, Mengqiang Wang, Zhihao Jia, Weilin Wang, Lusheng Xin, Zhaoqun Liu, Lingling Wang, Linsheng Song
C1q domain containing proteins (C1qDCs) are a family of proteins containing a globular head C1q domain (ghC1q) in C-terminus, which serve as pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) and mediate a series of immune responses. In the present study, three C1qDC proteins from Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas (CgC1qDC-2, CgC1qDC-3, CgC1qDC-4) were characterized and comparatively investigated to understand their roles in the immune response. All the three recombinant CgC1qDC proteins (rCgC1qDCs) could bind lipopolysaccharide (LPS) significantly but they could not bind lipoteichoic acid (LTA), β-1,3-glucan (GLU), mannan (MAN), and polyinosinic-polycytidylic acid (Poly I:C)...
September 16, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923390/tnf-%C3%AE-and-il-6-inhibitors-conjugates-of-n-substituted-indole-and-aminophenylmorpholin-3-one-as-anti-inflammatory-agents
#12
Palwinder Singh, Sukhmeet Kaur, Anuradha Sharma, Gurcharan Kaur, Rajbir Bhatti
The conjugates obtained by the combination of indole and aminophenyl morpholinone were screened for TNF-α and IL-6 inhibition in microglial cells. Compound 4 was found to be the most potent anti-inflammatory agent as it reduced LPS induced level of inflammatory cytokines TNF-α and IL-6 by 71% and 53%, respectively. A significant decrease in NO and MMPs release from BV2 cells in culture pretreated with this compound as well as inhibition of nuclear translocation of NF-κB and AP-1 was observed. 75% inhibition of acetic acid induced algesia in swiss albino mice was noticed in the presence of compound 4...
September 4, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923082/characterization-of-a-secreted-cystatin-of-the-parasitic-nematode-haemonchus-contortus-and-its-immune-modulatory-effect-on-goat-monocytes
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Yujian Wang, Lingyan Wu, Xinchao Liu, Shuai Wang, Muhammad Ehsan, RuoFeng Yan, XiaoKai Song, LiXin Xu, XiangRui Li
BACKGROUND: Haemonchosis is a disease of the small ruminant caused by a nematode parasite Haemonchus contortus, and it is most important and alarming challenges to the small ruminant's production. The infection of the H. contortus could cause high economic losses worldwide. H. contortus is a blood feeding parasite which penetrates into the abomasal mucosa to feed the blood of the host and causing the anemia and decreased total plasma protein. Modulation and suppression of the immune response of the host by nematode parasites have been reported extensively, and the cysteine protease inhibitor (cystatin) is identified as one of the major immunomodulators...
September 18, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922721/hydroalcoholic-extract-of-stevia-rebaudiana-bert-leaves-and-stevioside-ameliorates-lipopolysaccharide-induced-acute-liver-injury-in-rats
#14
Latha S, Sheetal Chaudhary, Ray R S
Oxidative stress and hepatic inflammatory response is primarily implicated in the pathogenesis of LPS induced acute liver injury. Stevioside, a diterpenoidal glycoside isolated from the Stevia rebaudiana leaves, exerts potent anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory activities. The present study was aimed to investigate the hepatoprotective effect of hydroalcoholic extract of Stevia rebaudiana leaves (STE EXT) and its major phytochemical constituent, stevioside (STE) in LPS induced acute liver injury...
September 13, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922577/functional-n-formyl-peptide-receptor-2-fpr2-antagonists-based-on-ureidopropanamide-scaffold-have-potential-to-protect-against-inflammation-associated-oxidative-stress
#15
Madia Letizia Stama, Enza Lacivita, Liliya N Kirpotina, Mauro Niso, Roberto Perrone, Igor A Schepetkin, Mark T Quinn, Marcello Leopoldo
Formyl peptide receptor-2 (FPR2) is a G protein-coupled receptor belonging to the N-formyl peptide receptor (FPR) family that plays critical roles in peripheral and brain inflammatory responses. FPR2 has been proposed as a target for the development of drugs that could facilitate the resolution of chronic inflammatory reactions by enhancing endogenous anti-inflammation systems. Starting from the structure of the FPR2 agonists (R)- and (S)-4 and 2, we designed a new series of ureidopropanamide derivatives with the goal of converting functional activity from agonism to antagonism and to develop new FPR2 antagonists...
September 18, 2017: ChemMedChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922390/identifying-novel-transcription-factors-involved-in-the-inflammatory-response-by-using-binding-site-motif-scanning-in-genomic-regions-defined-by-histone-acetylation
#16
Peter S Askovich, Stephen A Ramsey, Alan H Diercks, Kathleen A Kennedy, Theo A Knijnenburg, Alan Aderem
The innate immune response to pathogenic challenge is a complex, multi-staged process involving thousands of genes. While numerous transcription factors that act as master regulators of this response have been identified, the temporal complexity of gene expression changes in response to pathogen-associated molecular pattern receptor stimulation strongly suggest that additional layers of regulation remain to be uncovered. The evolved pathogen response program in mammalian innate immune cells is understood to reflect a compromise between the probability of clearing the infection and the extent of tissue damage and inflammatory sequelae it causes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921990/disruption-of-asymmetric-lipid-bilayer-models-mimicking-the-outer-membrane-of-gram-negative-bacteria-by-an-active-plasticin
#17
Jean-Philippe Michel, Yingxiong Wang, Irena Kiesel, Yuri Gerelli, Veronique Rosilio
The outer membrane (OM) of Gram-negative bacteria is a complex and asymmetric bilayer that antimicrobial peptides must disrupt in order to provoke the cell lysis. The inner and external leaflets of the OM are mainly composed of phospholipids (PL), and lipopolysaccharide (LPS), respectively. Supported lipid bilayers are interesting model systems to mimic the lipid asymmetric scaffold of the OM and determine the quantitative and mechanistic effect of antimicrobial agents, using complementary physicochemical techniques...
September 18, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921719/inflammation-alters-ampa-stimulated-calcium-responses-in-dorsal-striatal-d2-but-not-d1-spiny-projection-neurons
#18
Carissa D Winland, Nora Welsh, Alberto Sepulveda-Rodriguez, Stefano Vicini, Kathleen A Maguire-Zeiss
Neuroinflammation precedes neuronal loss in striatal neurodegenerative diseases and can be exacerbated by the release of proinflammatory molecules by microglia. These molecules can affect trafficking of AMPARs. The preferential trafficking of calcium-permeable versus impermeable AMPARs can result in disruptions of [Ca(2+) ]i and alter cellular functions. In striatal neurodegenerative diseases, changes in [Ca(2+) ]i and L-type voltage-gated calcium channels (VGCCs) have been reported. Therefore, the present study sought to determine whether a proinflammatory environment alters AMPA-stimulated [Ca(2+) ]i through calcium-permeable AMPARs and/or L-type VGCCs in dopamine-2 and dopamine-1 expressing striatal spiny projection neurons (D2 and D1 SPNs) in the dorsal striatum...
September 16, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921552/immunomodulatory-effect-of-cryopreserved-platelets-altered-bdca3-dendritic-cell-maturation-and-activation-in-vitro
#19
Katrina K Ki, Lacey Johnson, Helen M Faddy, Robert L Flower, Denese C Marks, Melinda M Dean
BACKGROUND: Cryopreservation of platelets (PLTs) is useful in remote areas to overcome logistic problems associated with supply and can extend the shelf life to 2 years. During cryopreservation, properties of PLTs are modified. Whether changes in the cryopreserved PLT (CPP) product are associated with modulation of recipients' immune function is unknown. We aimed to characterize the immune profile of myeloid dendritic cells (mDCs) and the specialized blood DC antigen (BDCA)3(+) subset after exposure to CPPs...
September 16, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921388/immunomodulatory-potential-of-nanocurcumin-based-formulation
#20
Mahendra Kumar Trivedi, Sambhu Charan Mondal, Mayank Gangwar, Snehasis Jana
Vitamins, minerals, and nanocurcumin play a substantial role in various nutraceutical/pharmaceutical formulations that are widely used in therapeutics, cosmetics, and dietary supplements. The current study aimed to investigate the comparative in vitro immunomodulatory effect of a novel nanocurcumin-based formulation with curcumin in LPS-induced cytokine expression, NK cells' activity, and phagocytosis. The proinflammatory cytokines (TNF-α, IL-1β, and MIP-1α) and NK cells' activity were measured in cell supernatants using ELISA assay; however, phagocytosis activity was performed using colorimetric analysis...
September 18, 2017: Inflammopharmacology
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