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Interlukin 6

Fathi Abouhajer, Saeed El-Ashram, Musafiri Karama, Shujian Huang, Jian-Feng Liu
We have set up an ex vivo ovine ruminal model, which can mimic the multicellular process to explore the early steps in Salmonella typhimurium lipopolysaccharide (LPS) stimulation using RNA-seq technology. Ovine ruminal explants were collected for histological and transcriptional analysis and supernatants collected to quantitate lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) enzymes. A total of 8 and 523 genes were significantly over-expressed between LPS-treated and control tissues at 6 and 12 h, respectively. However, six and seven hundred and thirteen genes were substantially repressed between the aforementioned tissues, correspondingly...
February 10, 2018: Functional & Integrative Genomics
L Du, B Chen, J J Kim, X Chen, N Dai
Functional dyspepsia (FD) is a gastrointestinal disorder of unknown etiology. Although micro-inflammation appears to be important in the pathogenesis, studies evaluating immune activation in FD have been inconsistent. A systematic review of literature and meta-analysis was performed to compare immunologic cell counts and cytokine levels in the mucosa and peripheral blood of individuals with FD and healthy controls. PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane library were searched. Data on immunologic cell counts and cytokines levels among individuals with FD and control groups were extracted and compared by calculating standard mean differences (SMD)...
February 2, 2018: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
Hsin-Lan Liu, Tsai-Hua Kao, Chyuan-Yuan Shiau, Bing-Huei Chen
The objectives of this study were to determine the variety and amount of various functional components in Scutellaria barbata D. Don as well as study their anti-inflammatory activity on RAW 264.7 cells. Both ethanol and ethyl acetate extracts were shown to contain the functional components including phenolics, flavonoids, chlorophylls, and carotenoids, with the former mainly composed of phenolics and flavonoids, and the latter of carotenoids and chlorophylls. Both extracts could significantly inhibit (p < 0...
January 2018: Journal of Food and Drug Analysis
Elaheh Mohammadi, Soghra Mehri, Hasan Badie Bostan, Hossein Hosseinzadeh
Objective: Aging is a multifactorial phenomenon, which attribute to different diseases and abnormalities in living systems. Oxidative stress, which is an important factor in aging, exacerbates this process via different mechanisms. Crocin (CR), one of the active components of saffron showed strong antioxidant effects. In the present study, anti-aging property of crocin was investigated in mice. Materials and Methods: The model of aging was induced using administration of d-galactose (500 mg/kg, s...
January 2018: Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine
Lili Guan, Dezheng Gong, Sirao Yang, Nana Shen, Sai Zhang, Yuchen Li, Qiong Wu, Bo Yuan, Yiping Sun, Ning Dai, Liang Zhu, Yuan Zou
Genipin is the major active component of Gardeniae fructus and has been shown to ameliorate diabetes and insulin resistance in rat models. In this study, we first investigated the effect of genipin on obesity and the related lipid metabolism mechanisms in diet-induced obese rats. Our results showed that genipin reduced body weight, food intake, and visceral fat mass; ameliorated dyslipidemia, glucose intolerance, insulin intolerance, adipocyte hypertrophy, and hepatic steatosis; and reduced serum tumor necrosis factor-α level in diet-induced obese rats...
January 29, 2018: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
P Subash-Babu, Ali A Alshatwi
Ononitol monohydrate (OMH), a glycoside was originally isolated from Cassia tora (Linn.). Glycosides regulate lipid metabolism but scientific validation desired. Hence, we aimed to evaluate the effect of OMH on enhancing mitochondrial potential, mitochondrial biogenesis, upregulate the expression of brown adipogenesis specific genes in maturing adipocytes. In addition, we observed the inter-relation between adipocyte and T-lymphocyte; whether, OMH treated adipocyte-condition medium stimulate T-cell chemokine linked with insulin resistance...
January 19, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
O Nemoto, K Hirose, S Shibata, K Li, H Kubo
BACKGROUND: The interleukin (IL)-23/IL-17 pathway is central in the pathogenesis of psoriasis. The favourable efficacy and safety of guselkumab, an IL-23-specific monoclonal antibody, has been demonstrated in global phase III studies of plaque psoriasis. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the safety, efficacy and pharmacokinetics of single-dose subcutaneous guselkumab in Japanese patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis. METHODS: Patients with ≥ 10% of total body surface area involvement and a Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI) ≥ 12 were randomized (5 : 1) to receive guselkumab or placebo in four cohorts of this double-blind, placebo-controlled, single ascending-dose, single-centre study...
December 9, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
Harumi Jyonouchi, Lee Geng, Deanna L Streck, James J Dermody, Gokce A Toruner
BACKGROUND: MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play a major role in regulating immune responses at post-transcriptional levels. Previously, we have reported fluctuating interlukine-1ß (IL-1ß)/IL-10 ratios produced by peripheral blood monocytes (PBMo) in some patients with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). This study examined whether changes in miRNA expression by PBMo are associated with changes in IL-1ß/IL-10 ratios and how such changes are associated with ASD clinical features. METHODS: miRNA expression by purified PBMo from ASD subjects (N = 69) and non-ASD controls (N = 27) were determined by high-throughput sequencing...
November 25, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
Roula Berbari, Hussein Fayyad-Kazan, Mohamad Ezzedine, Mohammad Fayyad-Kazan, Daniel Bandon, Elia Sfeir
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the correlation between the remaining dentin thickness (RDT) in deep decayed primary molars and the inflammatory status and bacterial composition of the corresponding coronal pulp. We hypothesized that RDT could be used as a reference for clinicians in assigning the indication for pulpotomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Pulpotomies were conducted on the cameral pulp of 48 primary molars. Microorganisms, such as Lactobacillus sp...
September 2017: Journal of International Society of Preventive & Community Dentistry
Shixun Guo, Yun Fu, Shenming Xiong, Jiudi Lv
This study elucidates the protective effect of corilagin in acute lung injury rat model. Lung injury induced by ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) model was established by isolating the lungs from the rats. Ischemia was produced for the duration of 1h and thereafter reperfusion was done for 90min in isolated lung in presence and absence of corilagin (20 and 40mg/ml). Effect of corilagin was evaluated by estimating the pulmonary vein oxygen partial pressure (PaO2), airway compliance and tidal volume. Moreover the level of oxidative stress parameter, pro inflammatory parameters, phosphorylation of JNK and apoptosis rate was estimated in lung tissues...
November 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
Dongwei Wang, Ping Chen, Lei Chen, Fanrong Zeng, Rongjia Zang, Haiping Liu, Chunfeng Lu
Betulinic acid (BA) is a naturally occurring pentacyclic lupane group triterpenoid, has reported to protect cerebral ischemia. Present study evaluates the protective effect of betulinic acid on the isoflurane-induced neuronal damage in neonatal mice. All the mice of 7days age were exposed to isoflurane (2%; 2h) for the duration of 3day. At the end of protocol cognitive function was evaluated by Morris water maze (MWM) test. However count of apoptotic cells were estimated by TUNEL staining. Concentration of oxidative stress parameters [superoxide dismutase (SOD); catalase (CAT) and reduced glutathione (GSH)], cytokines [tumor necrosis factor (TNF-α); interlukin-6 (IL-6) and IL-1β] and expressions of caspase 3, FAS and FASL were estimated in the neuronal cells...
November 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
Pacharee Manoy, Pongsak Yuktanandana, Aree Tanavalee, Wilai Anomasiri, Srihatach Ngarmukos, Thanathep Tanpowpong, Sittisak Honsawek
(1) Background: Lower levels of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) are common in osteoarthritis (OA) patients. However, the effect of vitamin D supplementation on muscle strength and physical performance remains unclear. This study will investigate the effects of vitamin D₂ supplementation on muscle strength and physical performance in knee OA patients; (2) Methods: One hundred and seventy-five primary knee OA patients with low levels of serum 25(OH)D (<30 ng/mL) received 40,000 IU vitamin D₂ (ergocalciferol) per week for six months...
July 26, 2017: Nutrients
Hanheng Zuo, Yinping Li, Yinghua Cui, Yi An
PURPOSE: The present investigation evaluated the cardioprotective effect of Malva sylvestris L. (MS) on myocardial ischemic/reperfusion (MI/R) in rats. METHODS: All animals were divided into four groups: the sham operated group, ischemia/reperfusion group (MI/R), and the MS (250 and 500mg/kg) treated groups, who received MS 250 and 500mg/kg intragastrically for 15 consecutive days, respectively. At the end of the protocol, concentrations of aspartate transaminase (AST), creatine kinase-MB fraction (CK-MB) and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) were estimated in serum and the concentrations of other parameters, such as C-reactive protein, macrophage inflammatory protein 1 alpha (MIP-1α), and nitric oxide (NO) were also estimated in the blood...
November 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
H Eskandari Naji, A Ghorbanihaghjo, H Argani, S Raeisi, J Safa, A H Alirezaei, N Rashtchizadeh
BACKGROUND: Kidney transplantation is the treatment of choice for patients with end-stage renal disease. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the changes in serum soluble TNF-like weak inducer of apoptosis (sTWEAK) and fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF-23) in hemodialysis (HD) patients and renal transplant recipients (RTR). METHODS: Serum samples were obtained from 30 patients on chronic HD, 30 RTRs, and 30 normal controls. Biochemical factors, sTWEAK, FGF-23, and interlukin-6 (IL-6) were measured by standard methods...
2017: International Journal of Organ Transplantation Medicine
Yang Huang, Zi Ye, Hang Li, Zhaohui Li
PURPOSE: To further investigate the pathogenesis of late-onset capsular block syndrome (CBS) and to evaluate the safety of surgical treatment. METHODS: Seven patients diagnosed with late-onset CBS were retrospectively analyzed. Anterior chamber depth (ACD), intraocular pressure (IOP), refractive diopter, and best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) before and after surgery were recorded. The opaque substance was tested with Western blot, and a flow cytometer multiple array assay system was utilized to evaluate the levels of inflammatory cytokines from opaque substance and aqueous humor, respectively...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
Qiang Xu, Zuo-Fu Zhang, Wei-Xue Sun
BACKGROUND The aim of the current study was to evaluate the anti-osteoarthritic and anti-inflammatory effect of naringin in a monosodium iodoacetate (MIA)- induced osteoarthritis (OA) model in rats. The anti-osteoarthritic potential of naringin was evaluated against the MIA-induced OA rat model. MATERIAL AND METHODS Wistar rats were used for the study and were divided into the following groups: normal control (saline-treated); group II (MIA-treated): group III (MIA+Naringin), and group IV (MIA+Indomethacin)...
August 2, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Yufen Chen, Ning Ji, Shunli Pan, Zhe Zhang, Ran Wang, Yuling Qiu, Meihua Jin, Dexin Kong
In the present study, we investigated the anti-inflammatory effect of roburic acid on production of nitric oxide (NO) and interlukin-6 (IL-6) in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated RAW264.7 macrophage cells. We found that roburic acid reduced production of NO and IL-6, and the expression of inducible nitric oxide synthases (iNOS). Meanwhile, phosphorylation of inhibitor of κBα (IκBα) and IκB kinase α/β (IKKα/β), as well as translocation of nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) to the nucleus, was suppressed by roburic acid treatment...
December 2017: Inflammation
Jace Schell, Nancy M Betts, Megan Foster, R Hal Scofield, Arpita Basu
Recent research supports a favorable role of cranberries on cardiometabolic health. Postprandial metabolism, especially hyperglycemia, has been shown to be an independent cardiovascular risk and few clinical studies have reported the role of berries in improving postprandial dysmetabolism. We investigated the postprandial effects of dried cranberries following a high-fat breakfast challenge in obese participants with type 2 diabetes (T2DM), in a randomized crossover trial. Blood draw and vascular measurements were conducted at fasting, 1, 2 and 4 hours (h), following the consumption of a fast-food style high-fat breakfast (70 g fat, 974 kcal) with or without cranberries (40 g)...
September 20, 2017: Food & Function
Zhaoxiao Yu, Chenhui Zhang, Mingliang Zhou, Qiming Li, Hui Li, Wei Duan, Xue Li, Yonghong Feng, Jianping Xie
Tuberculosis (TB), caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, remains a formidable threat to global public health. The successful intracellular persistence of M. tuberculosis significantly contributes to the intractability of tuberculosis. Proline-glutamic acid (PE) and proline-proline-glutamic acid (PPE) are mycobacterial exclusive protein families that widely reported to be involved in the bacterial virulence, physiology and interaction with host. Rv2770c (PPE44), a predicted virulence factor, was up-regulated upon the infected guinea pig lungs...
September 2017: International Immunopharmacology
Qian Liu, Shengnan Yu, Anping Li, Hanxiao Xu, Xinwei Han, Kongming Wu
Immunotolerance is one of the hallmarks of malignant tumors. Tumor cells escape from host immune surveillance through various mechanisms resulting in tumor progression and therapeutic resistance. Interlukin-6 is a proinflammatory cytokine involved in many physiological and pathological processes by integrating with multiple intracellular signaling pathways. Aberrant expression of interlukin-6 is associated with the growth, metastasis, and chemotherapeutic resistance in a wide range of cancers. Interlukin-6 exerts immunosuppressive capacity mostly by stimulating the infiltrations of myeloid-derived suppressor cells, tumor-associated neutrophils, and cancer stem-like cells via Janus-activated kinase/signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 pathway in tumor microenvironment...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
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