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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103257/activation-of-the-jak-stat-signaling-pathway-after-in-vitro-stimulation-with-ifn%C3%A3-in-multiple-sclerosis-patients-according-to-the-therapeutic-response-to-ifn%C3%A3
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Isaac Hurtado-Guerrero, Maria Jesús Pinto-Medel, Patricia Urbaneja, Jose Luis Rodriguez-Bada, Antonio León, Miguel Guerrero, Óscar Fernández, Laura Leyva, Begoña Oliver-Martos
Interferon beta (IFNß) is a common treatment used for multiple sclerosis (MS) which acts through the activation of the JAK-STAT pathway. However, this therapy is not always effective and currently there are no reliable biomarkers to predict therapeutic response. We postulate that the heterogeneity in the response to IFNß therapy could be related to differential activation patterns of the JAK-STAT signaling pathway. Our aim was to evaluate the basal levels and the short term activation of this pathway after IFNß stimulation in untreated and IFNß treated patients, as well as according to therapeutic response...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101811/the-distribution-and-function-of-human-memory-t-cell-subsets-in-lung-cancer
#2
Si Yuan Sheng, Yong Gu, Chuan Gang Lu, Jian Yong Zou, Hai Hong, RongFu Wang
The distribution and function of T lymphocytes in human lung cancer remain limited. In this study, we investigated the properties of human T cell subsets in the blood of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. We found a relatively normal level of CD4+ subsets in the blood of NSCLC patients, but CD8+ effector T cells increased and CD8+ effector memory cells declined compared to the healthy donors. To further analyze their properties, we stimulated the peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) of NSCLC patients by mitogens to examine cytokine production...
January 19, 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100850/molecular-characteristic-and-physiological-role-of-dopa-decarboxylase
#3
Joanna Guenter, Robert Lenartowski
The enzyme DOPA decarboxylase (aromatic-L-amino-acid decarboxylase, DDC) plays an important role in the dopaminergic system and participates in the uptake and decarboxylation of amine precursors in the peripheral tissues. Apart from catecholamines, DDC catalyses the biosynthesis of serotonin and trace amines. It has been shown that the DDC amino acid sequence is highly evolutionarily conserved across many species. The activity of holoenzyme is regulated by stimulation/blockade of membrane receptors, phosphorylation of serine residues, and DDC interaction with regulatory proteins...
December 31, 2016: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100613/dynamic-modulation-of-expression-of-lentiviral-restriction-factors-in-primary-cd4-t-cells-following-siv-infection
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Andrew R Rahmberg, Premeela A Rajakumar, James M Billingsley, R Paul Johnson
: Although multiple restriction factors have been shown to inhibit HIV/SIV replication, little is known about their expression in vivo Expression of 45 confirmed and putative HIV/SIV restriction factors was analyzed in CD4+ T cells from peripheral blood and jejunum in rhesus macaques, revealing distinct expression patterns in naïve and memory subsets. In both peripheral blood and jejunum, memory CD4+ T cells expressed higher levels of multiple restriction factors compared with naïve cells...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100498/the-predominant-cd4-th1-cytokine-elicited-to-chlamydia-trachomatis-infection-in-women-is-tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-not-interferon-gamma
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Stephen J Jordan, Kanupriya Gupta, Brian M O Ogendi, Rakesh K Bakshi, Richa Kapil, Christen G Press, Steffanie Sabbaj, Jeannette Y Lee, William M Geisler
Chlamydia trachomatis infection is the most prevalent bacterial sexually transmitted infection and can cause significant reproductive morbidity in women. There is insufficient knowledge of C. trachomatis-specific immune responses in humans, which could be important in guiding vaccine development efforts. In contrast, murine models have clearly demonstrated the essential role of Type 1 T helper cells (Th1), especially interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) producing CD4(+) T-cells, in protective immunity to chlamydia. To determine the frequency and magnitude of Th1 cytokine responses elicited to C...
January 18, 2017: Clinical and Vaccine Immunology: CVI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100035/stromal-cells-act-as-guardians-for-endothelial-progenitors-by-reducing-their-immunogenicity-after-co-transplantation
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Naima Souidi, Meaghan Stolk, Juliane Rudeck, Dirk Strunk, Katharina Schallmoser, Hans-Dieter Volk, Martina Seifert
Regeneration of injured tissues requires effective therapeutic strategies supporting vasculogenesis. The lack of instantly available autologous cell sources and immunogenicity of allogeneic endothelial (progenitor) cells limits clinical progress. Based on the immunosuppressive potency of mesenchymal strem/progenitor cells (MSCs), we investigated whether crosstalk between endothelial colony-forming progenitor cells (ECFCs) and MSCs during vasculogenesis could lower allogeneic T cell responses against ECFCs allowing long-term engraftment in vivo...
January 18, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099241/fmri-with-central-vision-loss-effects-of-fixation-locus-and-stimulus-type
#7
Tina Plank, Jozef Frolo, Sabine Brandl-Rühle, Agnes B Renner, Herbert Jägle, Mark W Greenlee
PURPOSE: In patients with central visual field scotomata, a large part of visual cortex is not adequately stimulated. Patients often use a new eccentric fixation area on intact peripheral retina ("preferred retinal locus"-PRL) that functions as a pseudo-fovea. We used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to examine whether stimulating this pseudo-fovea leads to increased activation or altered activation patterns in visual cortex in comparison to stimulating a comparable peripheral area in the opposite hemifield (OppPRL)...
January 18, 2017: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099193/the-effect-of-peripheral-nerve-stimulation-on-shoulder-biomechanics-a-randomized-controlled-trial-in-comparison-to-physical-therapy
#8
Richard D Wilson, Jayme S Knutson, Maria E Bennett, John Chae
OBJECTIVE: To establish the effects on shoulder biomechanics from a peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) treatment compared to physical therapy (PT) in stroke survivors with chronic hemiplegic shoulder pain. DESIGN: Single-site, pilot, randomized controlled trial for adults with chronic shoulder pain after stroke. Participants were randomized to receive a 3-week treatment of single-lead PNS or physical therapy (PT). The outcomes included isometric shoulder abduction strength, pain-free shoulder external rotation range of motion (ROM), delay in initiation and termination of shoulder abduction electromyogram (EMG) activity, and the Fugl-Meyer Motor Assessment (upper extremity section)...
January 17, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098485/effects-of-umbilical-cord-blood-stem-cells-on-healing-factors-for-diabetic-foot-injuries
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N Çil, E O Oğuz, E Mete, A Çetinkaya, G A Mete
The use of stem or progenitor cells from bone marrow, or peripheral or umbilical cord blood is becoming more common for treatment of diabetic foot problems. These cells promote neovascularization by angiogenic factors and they promote epithelium formation by stimulating cell replication and migration under certain pathological conditions. We investigated the role of CD34 + stem cells from human umbilical cord blood in wound healing using a rat model. Rats were randomly divided into a control group and two groups with diabetes induced by a single dose of 55 mg/kg intraperitoneal streptozocin...
January 18, 2017: Biotechnic & Histochemistry: Official Publication of the Biological Stain Commission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097390/a-role-of-plc-pkc-dependent-pathway-in-glp-1-stimulated-insulin-secretion
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REVIEW
Makoto Shigeto, Chae Young Cha, Patrik Rorsman, Kohei Kaku
Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) is an endogenous glucose-lowering hormone and GLP-1 receptor agonists are currently being used as antidiabetic drugs clinically. The canonical signalling pathway (including cAMP, Epac2, protein kinase A (PKA) and KATP channels) is almost universally accepted as the main mechanism of GLP-1-stimulated insulin secretion. This belief is based on in vitro studies that used nanomolar (1-100 nM) concentrations of GLP-1. Recently, it was found that the physiological concentrations (1-10 pM) of GLP-1 also stimulate insulin secretion from isolated islets, induce membrane depolarization and increase of intracellular [Ca(2+)] in isolated β cells/pancreatic islets...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Molecular Medicine: Official Organ of the "Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte"
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096964/g-csf-for-mobilizing-transplanted-bone-marrow-stem-cells-in-rat-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Manouchehr Safari, Behnaz Jafari, Sam Zarbakhsh, Hamidreza Sameni, Abbas Ali Vafaei, Nasrin Khan Mohammadi, Laya Ghahari
OBJECTIVES: Granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) is used in clinical practice for the treatment of neutropenia and to stimulate generation of hematopoietic stem cells in bone marrow donors. In the present study, the ability of G-CSF in mobilizing exogenous bone marrow stem cells (BMSCs) from peripheral blood into the brain was tested. We for the first time injected a small amount of BMSCs through the tail vein. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We choose 25 male Wistar rats (200-250 g) were lesioned by 6-OHDA injected into the left substantia nigra, pars compacta (SNpc)...
December 2016: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096963/effect-of-a-769662-a-direct-ampk-activator-on-tlr-4-expression-and-activity-in-mice-heart-tissue
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Maryam Rameshrad, Nasrin Maleki-Dizaji, Hamid Soraya, Negisa Seyed Toutounchi, Abolfazl Barzegari, Alireza Garjani
OBJECTIVES: TLR-4 activates a number of inflammatory signaling pathways. Also, AMPK could be involved in anti-inflammatory signaling. The aim of this study was to identify whether stimulation of AMPK could inhibit LPS-induced Tlr-4 gene expression in mice hearts. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Heart AMPK activity and/or Tlr-4 expression was stimulated in different mice groups, using respectively IP injection of A-769662 (10 mg/kg) and LPS (2 mg/kg) or a combination of both agents...
December 2016: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096525/toll-like-receptor-4-signaling-in-high-mobility-group-box-1-protein-1-mediated-the-suppression-of-regulatory-t-cells
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Chunyan Luo, Huiting Liu, Hu Wang, Jiajun Wang
BACKGROUND Treg cells play a central role in the suppression of immune response, and their suppressive capacity can be modulated by toll-like receptor (TLR) ligands. However, the detailed pathway of TLR ligand modulation is still unknown. The present study aimed to evaluate the effect of the high mobility group box-1 protein 1 (HMGB1) and lipopolysaccharide (LPS) on Treg cells through TLR4 signaling. MATERIAL AND METHODS Treg cells were purified from healthy human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) by magnetic-bead activity cell sorting (MACS), blocked by anti-TLR4 monoclonal antibody, and then incubated with different concentration of LPS or HMGB1...
January 18, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093721/application-of-autologous-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-for-pemphigus
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Menglei Wang, Can Cao, Jing Sun, Xuebiao Peng, Qifa Liu, Liang Huang, Yanyan Chai, Kuan Lai, Pingjiao Chen, Qingxiu Liu, Qian Li, Yusheng Peng, Hao Xiong, Jing Zhang, Minghua Chen, Kang Zeng
BACKGROUND: Pemphigus is a rare and fatal autoimmune disease for which the treatment options are limited. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of autologous peripheral hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (APHSCT) for pemphigus. METHODS: We conducted APHSCT for 12 pemphigus patients (seven males and five females, mean age 23.8 years) with life-threatening complications or who responded poorly to conventional therapy. Peripheral blood stem cells were mobilized with cyclophosphamide, granulocyte colony-stimulating factor, and rituximab, and purified autologous CD34(+) stem cells were infused...
January 17, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093646/mechanisms-of-inhibitory-action-of-trk-130-naltalimide-a-%C3%AE-opioid-receptor-partial-agonist-on-the-micturition-reflex
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Morihiro Fujimura, Naoki Izumimoto, Sayoko Kanie, Ryosuke Kobayashi, Satoru Yoshikawa, Shinobu Momen, Mikito Hirakata, Toshikazu Komagata, Satoshi Okanishi, Masashi Iwata, Tadatoshi Hashimoto, Takayuki Doi, Naoki Yoshimura, Koji Kawai
PURPOSE: To clarify the mechanism of inhibitory action of TRK-130 (Naltalimide), a unique µ-opioid receptor partial agonist, on the micturition reflex. METHODS: The effect of TRK-130 on isovolumetric rhythmic bladder contractions (RBCs) was examined in guinea pigs, the effect of which was clarified by co-treatment with naloxone or in spinal cord transection. The effect of TRK-130 on urodynamic parameters was also observed in guinea pigs. In addition, the effect of TRK-130 on bladder contraction induced by peripheral stimulation of the pelvic nerve was investigated in rats...
January 16, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093476/muscarinic-acetylcholine-receptors-and-m-currents-underlie-efferent-mediated-slow-excitation-in-calyx-bearing-vestibular-afferents
#16
J Chris Holt, Paivi M Jordan, Anna Lysakowski, Amit Shah, Kathy Barsz, Donatella Contini
: Stimulation of vestibular efferent neurons excites calyx and dimorphic (CD) afferents. This excitation consists of fast and slow components that differ over 100-fold in activation kinetics and response duration. In turtle, efferent-mediated fast excitation arises in CD afferents when the predominant efferent neurotransmitter acetylcholine (ACh) activates calyceal nicotinic ACh receptors (nAChRs); however, it is unclear whether the accompanying efferent-mediated slow excitation is also attributed to cholinergic mechanisms...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093194/effects-of-neuromuscular-electrical-stimulation-during-hemodialysis-on-peripheral-muscle-strength-and-exercise-capacity-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Ana Karla Vieira Brüggemann, Carolina Luana Mello, Tarcila Dal Pont, Deborah de Camargo Hizume Kunzler, Daniel Fernandes Martins, Franciane Bobinski, Wellington Pereira Yamaguti, Elaine Paulin
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of neuromuscular electrical stimulation of high and low frequency and intensity, performed during hemodialysis (HD), on physical function and inflammation markers in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). DESIGN: Randomized clinical trial SETTING: Hemodialysis clinic. PARTICIPANTS: 51 CKD patients were randomized into blocks of four by means of opaque envelopes. They were divided into a group of high frequency and intensity neuromuscular electrical stimulation (HG) and a group of low frequency and intensity neuromuscular electrical stimulation (LG)...
January 13, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093114/in-vitro-effects-of-the-toll-like-receptor-agonists-monophosphoryl-lipid-a-and-cpg-rich-oligonucleotides-on-cytokine-production-by-equine-cells
#18
A Ziegler, V Gerber, E Marti
Insect bite hypersensitivity (IBH) is an equine allergic dermatitis to Culicoides spp. antigens. Attempts at using allergen-specific immunotherapy (AIT) as a treatment for IBH have so far proven unsuccessful. Toll-like receptor (TLR) agonists can promote a shift in the immune response from the allergy-promoting T helper cell 2 (Th2) response towards a Th1 and/or regulatory response. The aim of this study was to evaluate two immunomodulatory TLR agonists in vitro as potential vaccine adjuvants for a more efficacious AIT in IBH...
January 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092622/electroencephalographic-changes-associated-with-non-invasive-nociceptive-stimulus-in-minimally-anaesthetised-dogs
#19
U Kaka, Y M Goh, L W Chean, H C Chen
Electroencephalography (EEG) has been reported as an objective, non-invasive and stress free technique for nociceptive studies. Electrical stimuli can be used to evaluate the efficacy of centrally acting agents. Peripheral nerve stimulator can be a good and cheap source of electric stimulus for studies of nociception, and studies evaluating analgesic effect of drugs under EEG. In this study suitability of peripheral nerve stimulator, and milliamperage for nociceptive studies under electroencephalography were evaluated...
December 1, 2016: Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091928/effects-of-no-synthase-blocker-l-name-on-functional-state-of-the-neuromotor-system-during-traumatic-disease-of-the-spinal-cord
#20
G G Yafarova, V V Andrianov, R Kh Yagudin, I I Shaikhytdinov, Kh L Gainutdinov
Functional state of the neuromotor system after administration of a nonspecific NO synthase blocker L-NAME was studied on the model of experimental contusion of the spinal cord. Electron paramagnetic resonance measurements of NO production in the damaged segment of the spinal cord were performed for estimation of the dynamics of intensity of NO production during traumatic disease of the spinal cord and selection of optimal period for L-NAME administration. The status of the neuromotor system was evaluated by stimulation electromyography...
January 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
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