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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352427/preserved-in-vitro-immunoreactivity-in-children-receiving-long-term-immunosuppressive-therapy-due-to-inflammatory-bowel-disease-or-autoimmune-hepatitis
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Teresa Schleker, Eva-Maria Jacobsen, Benjamin Mayer, Gudrun Strauss, Klaus-Michael Debatin, Carsten Posovszky
BACKGROUND: Children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) or autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) are at risk for severe infections. This is partially a result of their chronic disease condition but, moreover, a side effect of their immunosuppressive therapy. Currently, vaccinations with live vaccines are regarded as contraindicated under immunosuppressive therapy, mainly because of concerns about side effects and a lack of data showing an adequate immune reaction. As there is no systematic study on the individual immunoreactivity under immunosuppressive therapy in this patient group, we analyzed the lymphocyte subgroups and immunoreactivity of lymphocytes in children with IBD or AIH with and without immunosuppressive therapy in vitro...
January 19, 2018: Molecular and Cellular Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352328/attenuation-of-serotonin-induced-itch-by-sumatriptan-possible-involvement-of-endogenous-opioids
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Nazgol-Sadat Haddadi, Arash Foroutan, Saeed Shakiba, Khashayar Afshari, Sattar Ostadhadi, Maryam Daneshpazhooh, Ahmad-Reza Dehpour
Serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine or 5-HT) is a neurotransmitter in itch and impaired serotonin signaling has been linked to a variety of itch conditions. Intradermal injection of 5-HT induces scratching behavior in mice through stimulation of 5-HT receptors. Previous studies have demonstrated that selective 5-HT1B/1D receptors agonists, including sumatriptan, inhibits neurotransmission. We have also reported that sumatriptan suppresses chloroquine-induced itch. Therefore, we investigated if sumatriptan has inhibitory effects on serotonin-induced itch in mice...
January 19, 2018: Archives of Dermatological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352003/gene-expression-signatures-characterized-by-longitudinal-stability-and-interindividual-variability-delineate-baseline-phenotypic-groups-with-distinct-responses-to-immune-stimulation
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Adam D Scheid, Virginia P Van Keulen, Sara J Felts, Steven C Neier, Sumit Middha, Asha A Nair, Robert W Techentin, Barry K Gilbert, Jin Jen, Claudia Neuhauser, Yuji Zhang, Larry R Pease
Human immunity exhibits remarkable heterogeneity among individuals, which engenders variable responses to immune perturbations in human populations. Population studies reveal that, in addition to interindividual heterogeneity, systemic immune signatures display longitudinal stability within individuals, and these signatures may reliably dictate how given individuals respond to immune perturbations. We hypothesize that analyzing relationships among these signatures at the population level may uncover baseline immune phenotypes that correspond with response outcomes to immune stimuli...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351992/involvement-of-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-in-myelination-and-in-human-nerve-sheath-tumorigenesis
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Ghjuvan'Ghjacumu Shackleford, Nirmal Kumar Sampathkumar, Mehdi Hichor, Laure Weill, Delphine Meffre, Ludmila Juricek, Ingrid Laurendeau, Aline Chevallier, Nicolas Ortonne, Frédérique Larousserie, Marc Herbin, Ivan Bièche, Xavier Coumoul, Mathieu Beraneck, Etienne-Emile Baulieu, Frédéric Charbonnier, Eric Pasmant, Charbel Massaad
Aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) is a ligand-activated transcription factor involved in xenobiotic metabolism. Plexiform neurofibromas (PNFs) can transform into malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNSTs) that are resistant to existing therapies. These tumors are primarily composed of Schwann cells. In addition to neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) gene inactivation, further genetic lesions are required for malignant transformation. We have quantified the mRNA expression levels of AHR and its associated genes in 38 human samples...
January 19, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351990/saa3-is-a-key-mediator-of-the-protumorigenic-properties-of-cancer-associated-fibroblasts-in-pancreatic-tumors
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Magdolna Djurec, Osvaldo Graña, Albert Lee, Kevin Troulé, Elisa Espinet, Lavinia Cabras, Carolina Navas, María Teresa Blasco, Laura Martín-Díaz, Miranda Burdiel, Jing Li, Zhaoqi Liu, Mireia Vallespinós, Francisco Sanchez-Bueno, Martin R Sprick, Andreas Trumpp, Bruno Sainz, Fátima Al-Shahrour, Raul Rabadan, Carmen Guerra, Mariano Barbacid
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is characterized by the presence of abundant desmoplastic stroma primarily composed of cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs). It is generally accepted that CAFs stimulate tumor progression and might be implicated in drug resistance and immunosuppression. Here, we have compared the transcriptional profile of PDGFRα+ CAFs isolated from genetically engineered mouse PDAC tumors with that of normal pancreatic fibroblasts to identify genes potentially implicated in their protumorigenic properties...
January 19, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351487/contribution-of-parasympathetic-muscarinic-augmentation-of-insulin-secretion-to-olanzapine-induced-hyperinsulinemia
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Michael R Rickels, Elys M Perez, Amy J Peleckis, Erica Alshehabi, Huong-Lan Nguyen, Darko Stefanovski, Karl Rickels, Karen L Teff
Atypical antipsychotic drugs have been associated with the development of obesity and diabetes. In particular, olanzapine can induce peripheral insulin resistance and compensatory hyperinsulinemia independent of weight gain or psychiatric disease. To determine if this compensatory increase in insulin is mediated by parasympathetic muscarinic stimulation, we randomized fifteen healthy subjects 2:1 to receive double-blind olanzapine or placebo for 9 days under diet and activity controlled inpatient conditions...
December 19, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351125/central-inhibition-of-granulocyte-macrophage-colony-stimulating-factor-is-analgesic-in-experimental-neuropathic-pain
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Louise S C Nicol, Peter Thornton, Jon P Hatcher, Colin P Glover, Carl I Webster, Matthew Burrell, Kessia Hammett, Clare A Jones, Matthew A Sleeman, Andrew Billinton, Iain Chessell
With less than 50% of patients responding to the current standard of care and poor efficacy and selectivity of current treatments, neuropathic pain continues to be an area of considerable unmet medical need. Biological therapeutics such as monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) provide better intrinsic selectivity; however, delivery to the central nervous system (CNS) remains a challenge. Granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) is well described in inflammation-induced pain, and early-phase clinical trials evaluating its antagonism have exemplified its importance as a peripheral pain target...
January 16, 2018: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350420/over-expression-of-dec1-inhibits-myogenic-differentiation-by-modulating-myog-activity-in-bovine-satellite-cell
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Yongzhen Huang, Xinsheng Lai, Linyong Hu, Chuzhao Lei, Xianyong Lan, Chunlei Zhang, Yun Ma, Li Zheng, Yue-Yu Bai, Fengpeng Lin, Hong Chen
Differentiated embryo chondrocyte 1 (DEC1), a member of basic-helix-loop-helix transcription factor Bhlhe40, also called stimulated by retinoic acid 13, STRA13, plays an important role in the regulation of adipogenesis, tumorigenesis, peripheral circadian output, response to hypoxia and development of metabolic syndrome. Previous studies suggested that DEC1 was involved in skeletal muscle development; however, its precise role in myoblast differentiation has not been determined. In the present study, we showed that DEC1 expressed ubiquitously in different bovine tissues and was down-regulated in differentiated bovine satellite cells...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350067/soluble-neuregulin1-is-strongly-up-regulated-in-the-rat-model-of-charcot-marie-tooth-1a-disease
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Benedetta Elena Fornasari, Giulia Ronchi, Davide Pascal, Davide Visigalli, Giovanna Capodivento, Lucilla Nobbio, Isabelle Perroteau, Angelo Schenone, Stefano Geuna, Giovanna Gambarotta
Neuregulin1 (NRG1) is a growth factor playing a pivotal role in peripheral nerve development through the activation of the transmembrane co-receptors ErbB2-ErbB3. Soluble NRG1 isoforms, mainly secreted by Schwann cells, are strongly and transiently up-regulated after acute peripheral nerve injury, thus suggesting that they play a crucial role also in the response to nerve damage. Here we show that in the rat experimental model of the peripheral demyelinating neuropathy Charcot-Marie-Tooth 1A (CMT1A) the expression of the different NRG1 isoforms (soluble, type α and β, type a and b) is strongly up-regulated, as well as the expression of NRG1 co-receptors ErbB2-ErbB3, thus showing that CMT1A nerves have a gene expression pattern highly reminiscent of injured nerves...
January 1, 2018: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349567/hbeag-induces-the-expression-of-macrophage-mir-155-to-accelerate-liver-injury-via-promoting-production-of-inflammatory-cytokines
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Wenwen Wang, Hongjun Bian, Feifei Li, Xiao Li, Di Zhang, Shuohuan Sun, Shouyang Song, Qiang Zhu, Wanhua Ren, Chengyong Qin, Jianni Qi
Activation of Kupffer cells (KCs) induced that inflammatory cytokine production plays a central role in the pathogenesis of HBV infection. The previous studies from our and other laboratory demonstrated miRNAs can regulate TLR-inducing inflammatory responses to macrophage. However, the involvement of miRNAs in HBV-associated antigen-induced macrophage activation is still not thoroughly understood. Here, we evaluated the effects and mechanisms of miR-155 in HBV-associated antigen-induced macrophage activation...
January 18, 2018: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348876/genome-wide-transcriptional-profiling-identifies-potential-signatures-in-discriminating-active-tuberculosis-from-latent-infection
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Liping Pan, Na Wei, Hongyan Jia, Mengqiu Gao, Xiaoyou Chen, Rongrong Wei, Qi Sun, Shuxiang Gu, Boping Du, Aiying Xing, Zongde Zhang
To better understand the host immune response involved in the progression from latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) to active tuberculosis (TB) and identify the potential signatures for discriminating TB from LTBI, we performed a genome-wide transcriptional profile of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.TB)-specific antigens-stimulated peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from patients with TB, LTBI individuals and healthy controls (HCs). A total of 209 and 234 differentially expressed genes were detected in TB vs...
December 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348469/treprostinil-inhibits-proliferation-and-extracellular-matrix-deposition-by-fibroblasts-through-camp-activation
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Christopher Lambers, Michael Roth, Peter Jaksch, Gabriella Muraközy, Michael Tamm, Walter Klepetko, Bahil Ghanim, Feng Zhao
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is characterized by peripheral lung fibrosis and increased interstitial extracellular matrix (ECM) deposition. In IPF, tumor growth factor (TGF)-β1 which is the major stimulus of ECM deposition, and platelet derived growth factor (PDGF)-BB is a potent stimulus of fibrosis. Thus, the effect of Treprostinil on TGF-ß1 and PDGF-induced fibroblast proliferation and ECM deposition was investigated. Human peripheral lung fibroblasts of seven IPF patients and five lung donors were stimulated by PDGF, or TGF-β1, or the combination...
January 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346227/refractory-pain-management-in-amyloid-associated-peripheral-neuropathy
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Nafisseh S Warner, James C Watson, Markus A Bendel, Susan M Moeschler
OBJECTIVE: Systemic amyloidosis is a disease that often involves multiple organ systems, including the peripheral nervous system. Patients may present with severe, refractory neuropathic pain; however, the optimal treatment approach for pain for these patients remains unclear. CASE REPORT: A man with severe, refractory neuropathic pain in his bilateral upper and lower extremities and the trunk secondary to amyloid neuropathy is presented. Multiple medication trials, including neuropathic and opioid agents, produced considerable adverse effects and minimal relief...
January 17, 2018: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345555/the-preparation-period-in-basketball-training-load-and-neuromuscular-adaptations
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Davide Ferioli, Andrea Bosio, Johann C Bilsborough, Antonio La Torre, Michele Tornaghi, Ermanno Rampinini
PURPOSE: To investigate the 1) effect of the preparation period on the neuromuscular characteristics of 12 professional (PRO) and 16 semi-professional (SEMI-PRO) basketball players; 2) relationships between training load indices and changes in neuromuscular physical performance. METHODS: Prior to and following the preparation period, players underwent a counter-movement jump (CMJ) test, followed by a repeated change of direction (COD) test consisting of 4 levels with increasing intensities...
January 18, 2018: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344780/intraoperative-monitoring-of-z-l-response-zlr-and-abnormal-muscle-response-amr-during-microvascular-decompression-for-hemifacial-spasm-interpreting-the-role-of-zlr
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Byung-Chul Son, Hak-Cheol Ko, Jin-Gyu Choi
BACKGROUND: Z-L response (ZLR) has been suggested to a new electromyographic (EMG) potential recorded from the facial muscle of patient with hemifacial spasm (HFS) during microvascular decompression (MVD). Although ZLR has been suggested to be useful, experience of ZLR monitoring is limited and its significance during MVD is still unclear. METHODS: To investigate the significance of ZLR, both ZLR and abnormal muscle response (AMR) were simultaneously recorded before and after decompression of root exit zone (REZ) in 20 consecutive patients with HFS...
January 17, 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344659/degree-of-endplate-chondrocyte-degeneration-in-different-tension-regions-during-mechanical-stimulation
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Yongming Xu, Shujuan Xu, Zhi Gao, Liang Xiao, Fei Xiao, Hongguang Xu, Xiaoling Zhang
The aim of this study was to explore the degree of degeneration of endplate chondrocytes in different tension regions induced by intermittent cyclic mechanical tension (ICMT) in vitro. Rat endplate chondrocytes were harvested and treated with 10% ICMT for 8 h/day with a frequency of 0.5 Hz. A cartilage degeneration model was induced using an FX‑5000T cell strain‑loading system. The experiment was divided into the central region and the peripheral region, according to the contact area between the loading post and the six‑well flexible silicone rubber BioFlex plates...
January 16, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344649/effects-of-intrathecal-bupivacaine-on-the-nr2b-camkii%C3%AE-creb-signaling-pathway-in-the-rat-lumbar-spinal-cord
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Liyan Zhao, Yonghai Zhang, Fan Yang, Di Zhu, Ningkang Li, Li Zhao, Na Li, Jianqiang Yu, Hanxiang Ma
Neuraxial anesthesia produces an anesthetic-sparing, sedative effect. The mechanism underlying this effect potentially involves decreased spinal afferent input. However, the neurochemical mechanisms at the spinal level remain unknown. The N‑methyl‑D‑aspartate receptor 2B subunit/calcium‑calmodulin‑dependent protein kinase II α/cAMP response element‑binding protein (NR2B/CaMKIIα/CREB) signaling pathway serves an important role in regulating the transmittance of peripheral noxious stimulation to supraspinal regions in the process of nociception...
January 17, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343967/indoleamine-2-3-dioxygenase-activity-increases-nad-production-in-ifn-%C3%AE-stimulated-human-primary-mononuclear-cells
#18
Ross S Grant
IFN-γ activation of mononuclear phagocytes significantly increases indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) and flux through the kynurenine pathway (KP). However, the effect of IDO on NAD+ synthesis, the end product of KP metabolism, is unknown. To investigate this, primary human peripheral blood mononuclear cells were cultured up to 10 days and activated with IFN-γ in the presence or absence of a poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitor. Day 10 macrophages had significantly higher NAD+ levels compared with monocytes...
2018: International Journal of Tryptophan Research: IJTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343774/an-improved-method-of-crafting-a-multi-electrode-spiral-cuff-for-the-selective
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Janez Rozman, Polona Pečlin, Samo Ribarič, Matjaž Godec, Jaka Burja
This article reviews an improved methodology and technology for crafting a multi-electrode spiral cuff for the selective activation of nerve fibres in particular superficial regions of a peripheral nerve. The analysis, structural and mechanical properties of the spot welds used for the interconnections between the stimulating electrodes and stainless-steel lead wires are presented. The cuff consisted of 33 platinum electrodes embedded within a self-curling 17-mm-long silicone spiral sheet with a nominal internal diameter of 2...
January 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343642/mechanogenetics-for-the-remote-and-noninvasive-control-of-cancer-immunotherapy
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Yijia Pan, Sangpil Yoon, Jie Sun, Ziliang Huang, Changyang Lee, Molly Allen, Yiqian Wu, Ya-Ju Chang, Michel Sadelain, K Kirk Shung, Shu Chien, Yingxiao Wang
While cell-based immunotherapy, especially chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-expressing T cells, is becoming a paradigm-shifting therapeutic approach for cancer treatment, there is a lack of general methods to remotely and noninvasively regulate genetics in live mammalian cells and animals for cancer immunotherapy within confined local tissue space. To address this limitation, we have identified a mechanically sensitive Piezo1 ion channel (mechanosensor) that is activatable by ultrasound stimulation and integrated it with engineered genetic circuits (genetic transducer) in live HEK293T cells to convert the ultrasound-activated Piezo1 into transcriptional activities...
January 17, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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