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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922563/role-of-il-18-in-atopic-asthma-is-determined-by-balance-of-il-18-il-18bp-il-18r
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Huiyun Zhang, Junling Wang, Ling Wang, Hua Xie, Liping Chen, Shaoheng He
It is recognized that IL-18 is related to development of asthma, but role of IL-18 in asthma remains controversial and confusing. This is largely due to lack of information on expression of IL-18 binding protein (BP) and IL-18 receptor (R) in asthma. In this study, we found that plasma levels of IL-18 and IL-18BP were elevated in asthma. The ratio between plasma concentrations of IL-18 and IL-18BP was 1:12.8 in asthma patients. We demonstrated that 13-fold more monocytes, 17.5-fold more neutrophils and 4.1-fold more B cells express IL-18BP than IL-18 in asthmatic blood, suggesting that there is excessive amount of IL-18BP to abolish actions of IL-18 in asthma...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919896/vhh-based-bispecific-antibodies-targeting-cytokine-production
#2
Maxim A Nosenko, Kamar-Sulu N Atretkhany, Vladislav V Mokhonov, Grigory A Efimov, Andrey A Kruglov, Sergei V Tillib, Marina S Drutskaya, Sergei A Nedospasov
Proinflammatory cytokines, such as TNF, IL-6, and IL-1, play pathogenic roles in multiple diseases and are attractive targets for biologic drugs. Because proinflammatory cytokines possess non-redundant protective and immunoregulatory functions, their systemic neutralization carries the potential for unwanted side effects. Therefore, next-generation anti-cytokine therapies would seek to selectively neutralize pathogenic cytokine signaling, leaving normal function intact. Fortunately, the biology of proinflammatory cytokines provides several such opportunities...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898232/crosstalk-between-tems-and-endothelial-cells-modulates-angiogenesis-and-metastasis-via-igf1-igf1r-signalling-in-epithelial-ovarian-cancer
#3
Xinjing Wang, Qinyi Zhu, Yingying Lin, Li Wu, Xiaoli Wu, Kai Wang, Qizhi He, Congjian Xu, Xiaoping Wan, Xipeng Wang
BACKGROUND: Epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) is the leading cause of death from gynaecologic malignancies and has a poor prognosis due to metastasis. Drugs targeting the angiogenesis pathway significantly improve patient outcome. However, the key factors linking angiogenesis and metastasis have not been elucidated. In this study, we found Tie2 expressing monocytes (CD14(+)Tie2(+), TEMs) as key contributors to angiogenesis and metastasis of EOC. METHODS: Tissue slides were evaluated by immunofluorescence for the presence of total tissue macrophages and TEMs...
September 12, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894045/neopterin-as-a-marker-of-cellular-immunological-response
#4
Łukasz Michalak, Magdalena Bulska, Karolina Strząbała, Piotr Szcześniak
Neopterin is a pyrazino-pyrimidine compound that belongs to the pteridine group. It is known to be a biochemical marker associated with cell-mediated immunity. It is produced by human monocytes/macrophages and dendritic cells from guanosine triphosphate (GTP) upon stimulation with interferon gamma (IFNγ), which is released by activated limphocytes Th. Neopterin is a very important clinic parameter, though the physiological role has not been exactly definited thus far. The level of neopterin reflects the stage of activation of the cellular immune system, which is important in the pathogenesis and progression of various diseases...
August 24, 2017: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884679/the-integration-of-a-macrophage-adapted-live-vaccine-strain-of-equine-infectious-anaemia-virus-eiav-in-the-horse-genome
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Qiang Liu, Xue-Feng Wang, Cheng Du, Yue-Zhi Lin, Jian Ma, Yu-Hong Wang, Jian-Hua Zhou, Xiaojun Wang
Integration is an important feature of retroviruses and retrovirus-based therapeutic transfection vectors. The non-primate lentivirus equine infectious anaemia virus (EIAV) primarily targets macrophages/monocytes in vivo. Investigation of the integration features of EIAVDLV121 strains, which are adapted to donkey monocyte-derived macrophages (MDMs), is of great interest. In this study, we analysed the integration features of EIAVDLV121 in equine MDMs during in vitro infection. Our previously published integration sites (IS) for EIAVFDDV13 in fetal equine dermal (FED) cells were also analysed in parallel as references...
September 7, 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881659/sirt1-inhibition-promotes-atherosclerosis-through-impaired-autophagy
#6
Xiaofeng Yang, Jingyuan Wei, Yanhao He, Ting Jing, Yanxiang Li, Yunfang Xiao, Bo Wang, Weirong Wang, Jiye Zhang, Rong Lin
SIRT1, a highly conserved NAD(+)-dependent protein deacetylase, plays a pivotal role in the pathogenesis and therapy of atherosclerosis (AS). The aim of this study is to investigate the potential effects of SIRT1 on AS in ApoE(-/-) mice and the underlying mechanisms of autophagy in an ox-LDL-stimulated human monocyte cell line, THP-1. In vivo, the accelerated atherosclerotic progression of mice was established by carotid collar placement; then, mice were treated for 4 weeks with a SIRT1-specific inhibitor, EX-527...
August 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862200/lactate-a-new-frontier-in-the-immunology-and-therapy-of-prostate-cancer
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REVIEW
Iuliana Nenu, Grigore-Aristide Gafencu, Tiberiu Popescu, Gabriel Kacso
Prostate cancer, one of the most common male malignancies with an increasing incidence in the recent years, requires the development of new methods of treatment. One of the most debated subjects is the tumor-associated macrophages (TAM). Although, the pathophysiological mechanisms are still a subject of intense research, TAM acts as procarcinogenic factors. It was also demonstrated that hypoxia-inducible factor 1 (HIF1) induces the expression of TAM genes involved in prostate carcinogenesis. Furthermore, it should be noted that the stromal extracellular lactate, the result of tumoral glycolysis process is one of the HIF1 activators...
July 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856417/activity-of-human-beta-defensin-1-and-its-motif-against-active-and-dormant-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
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Richa Sharma, Uma Nahar Saikia, Sadhna Sharma, Indu Verma
The ineffectiveness of anti-tuberculous therapy against dormant and drug-resistant mycobacteria demands scrutiny of alternative candidates like antimicrobial peptides having different mechanisms of action. The present study was designed to explore the activity of human beta defensin-1 (HBD-1) and its in silico identified short motif Pep-B against active and dormant Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tb) H37Rv. Activity of HBD-1 and Pep-B was determined against actively growing M. tb in vitro, inside monocyte-derived macrophages (MDMs) and dormant bacilli in in vitro potassium deficiency and human peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) granuloma models using colony-forming unit enumeration...
August 30, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837205/triggering-receptor-expressed-on-myeloid-cells-1-a-new-player-in-platelet-aggregation
#9
Lucie Jolly, Jeremie Lemarie, Kevin Carrasco, Batric Popovic, Marc Derive, Amir Boufenzer, Sebastien Gibot
Triggering Receptor Expressed on Myeloid cells-1 (TREM-1) is an immunoreceptor initially known to be expressed on neutrophils and monocytes/macrophages. TREM-1 acts as an amplifier of the inflammatory response during both infectious and aseptic inflammatory diseases. Another member of the TREM family, The Triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells Like Transcript-1 (TLT-1) is exclusively expressed in platelets and promotes platelet aggregation. As the gene that encodes for TLT-1 is located in the TREM-1 gene cluster, this prompted us to investigate the expression of TREM-1 on platelets...
August 30, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833504/cytotoxic-anti-melanoma-drugs-suppress-the-activation-of-m2-macrophages
#10
Taku Fujimura, Aya Kakizaki, Yumi Kambayashi, Yota Sato, Kayo Tanita, Chunbing Lyu, Sadanori Furudate, Setsuya Aiba
Together with regulatory T cells (Tregs), tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) play roles in maintaining the tumor microenvironment. Though cytotoxic anti-melanoma drugs such as dacarbazine (DTIC), nimustine hydrochloride (ACNU), and vincristine (VCR) have been used for the treatment of malignant melanoma as adjuvant therapy in Japan, the detailed mechanisms of their immunomodulatory effects are not fully understood. Since the majority of TAMs are alternatively activated M2 macrophages that favor tumor development, the aim of this study was to elucidate the immunomodulatory effects of these reagents on human monocyte-derived M2 macrophages...
August 20, 2017: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833093/multifaceted-role-of-il-21-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-current-understanding-and-future-perspectives
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REVIEW
Palani Dinesh, MahaboobKhan Rasool
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a systemic autoimmune inflammatory disorder designated with hyperplastic synovium, bone destruction and cartilage degradation. Current therapies involve targeting major cytokines and inflammatory mediators involved in RA to alleviate the pain and provide a temporary relief. Interleukin 21 (IL-21), a recently identified cytokine is known to possess a versatile role in modulating the cells of the RA synovium. Over the past decade, the pleiotropic role of IL-21 in RA pathogenesis has been implicated in several aspects...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821422/adhesion-molecules-chemokines-and-matrix-metallo-proteinases-response-after-albendazole-and-albendazole-plus-steroid-therapy-in-swine-neurocysticercosis
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Satyendra K Singh, Kashi N Prasad, Aloukick K Singh, Kamlesh K Gupta, Amrita Singh, Mukesh Tripathi, Rakesh K Gupta
The treatment of neurocysticercosis (NCC) varies with location, number and stage of the Taenia solium cysticerci (cysts). Albendazole (ABZ) effectively kills cysticerci, and subsequently induces neuro-inflammation facilitated by leukocyte infiltration. We hypothesize that immune response varies around drug responder (degenerating/dying) and non-responder (viable) cysts after ABZ and ABZ plus steroid (ABZS) therapy, which may determine the disease pathogenesis. Twenty cysticercotic swine were treated with ABZ (n = 10; group1) and ABZS (n = 10; group2)...
August 15, 2017: Experimental Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28778000/non-proinflammatory-and-responsive-nanoplatforms-for-targeted-treatment-of-atherosclerosis
#13
Yin Dou, Yue Chen, Xiangjun Zhang, Xiaoqiu Xu, Yidan Chen, Jiawei Guo, Dinglin Zhang, Ruibing Wang, Xiaohui Li, Jianxiang Zhang
Atherosclerosis is the leading cause of many fatal cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. Whereas nanomedicines are promising for targeted therapy of atherosclerosis, great challenges remain in development of effective, safe, and translational nanotherapies for its treatment. Herein we hypothesize that non-proinflammatory nanomaterials sensitive to low pH or high reactive oxygen species (ROS) may serve as effective platforms for triggerable delivery of anti-atherosclerotic therapeutics in cellular and tissue microenvironments of inflammation...
July 29, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771483/myeloid-specific-deletion-of-nox2-prevents-the-metabolic-and-neurologic-consequences-of-high-fat-diet
#14
Jennifer K Pepping, Bolormaa Vandanmagsar, Sun-Ok Fernandez-Kim, Jingying Zhang, Randall L Mynatt, Annadora J Bruce-Keller
High fat diet-induced obesity is associated with inflammatory and oxidative signaling in macrophages that likely participates in metabolic and physiologic impairment. One key factor that could drive pathologic changes in macrophages is the pro-inflammatory, pro-oxidant enzyme NADPH oxidase. However, NADPH oxidase is a pleiotropic enzyme with both pathologic and physiologic functions, ruling out indiscriminant NADPH oxidase inhibition as a viable therapy. To determine if targeted inhibition of monocyte/macrophage NADPH oxidase could mitigate obesity pathology, we generated mice that lack the NADPH oxidase catalytic subunit NOX2 in myeloid lineage cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758836/contributions-for-classification-of-platelet-rich-plasma-proposal-of-a-new-classification-marspill
#15
Jose Fabio Santos Duarte Lana, Joseph Purita, Christian Paulus, Stephany Cares Huber, Bruno Lima Rodrigues, Ana Amélia Rodrigues, Maria Helena Santana, João Lopo Madureira, Ângela Cristina Malheiros Luzo, William Dias Belangero, Joyce Maria Annichino-Bizzacchi
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has emerged as a significant therapy used in medical conditions with heterogeneous results. There are some important classifications to try to standardize the PRP procedure. The aim of this report is to describe PRP contents studying celular and molecular components, and also propose a new classification for PRP. The main focus is on mononuclear cells, which comprise progenitor cells and monocytes. In addition, there are important variables related to PRP application incorporated in this study, which are the harvest method, activation, red blood cells, number of spins, image guidance, leukocytes number and light activation...
July 2017: Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758755/inflammatory-monocytes-loading-protease-sensitive-nanoparticles-enable-lung-metastasis-targeting-and-intelligent-drug-release-for-anti-metastasis-therapy
#16
Xinyu He, Haiqiang Cao, Hong Wang, Tao Tan, Haijun Yu, Pengcheng Zhang, Qi Yin, Zhiwen Zhang, Yaping Li
Metastasis causes high mortality of breast cancer, and the inability of drug delivery to metastatic sites remains a crucial challenge for antimetastasis therapy. Herein, we report that inflammatory monocytes loading legumain-activated nanoparticles can actively target lung metastases and initiate metastasis-specific intelligent drug release for antimetastasis therapy. The cytotoxic mertansine is conjugated to poly(styrene-co-maleic anhydride) with a legumain-sensitive peptide and self-assembled into nanoparticles (SMNs), and then loaded into inflammatory monocytes to prepare the SMNs-loaded monocytes delivery system (M-SMNs)...
September 13, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754467/rationally-designed-peptide-nanosponges-for-cell-based-cancer-therapy
#17
Hongwang Wang, Asanka S Yapa, Nilusha L Kariyawasam, Tej B Shrestha, Sebastian O Wendel, Jing Yu, Marla Pyle, Matthew T Basel, Aruni P Malalasekera, Yubisela Toledo, Raquel Ortega, Prem S Thapa, Hongzhou Huang, Susan X Sun, Paul E Smith, Deryl L Troyer, Stefan H Bossmann
A novel type of supramolecular aggregate, named a "nanosponge" was synthesized through the interaction of novel supramolecular building blocks with trigonal geometry. The cholesterol-(K/D)nDEVDGC)3-trimaleimide unit consists of a trigonal maleimide linker to which homopeptides (either K or D) of variable lengths (n=5, 10, 15, 20) and a consensus sequence for executioner caspases (DEVDGC) are added via Michael addition. Upon mixing in aqueous buffer cholesterol-(K)nDEVDGC)3-trimaleimides and a 1:1 mixture of cholesterol-(K/D)nDEVDGC)3-trimaleimides form stable nanosponges, whereas cholesterol-(D)nDEVDGC)3-trimaleimide is unable to form supramolecular aggregates with itself...
July 25, 2017: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750018/pancreatic-cancer-cell-fibroblast-co-culture-induces-m2-like-macrophages-that-influence-therapeutic-response-in-a-3d-model
#18
Janina Kuen, Diana Darowski, Tobias Kluge, Meher Majety
Pancreatic cancer (PC) remains one of the most challenging solid tumors to treat with a high unmet medical need as patients poorly respond to standard-of-care-therapies. Prominent desmoplastic reaction involving cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) and the immune cells in the tumor microenvironment (TME) and their cross-talk play a significant role in tumor immune escape and progression. To identify the key cellular mechanisms induce an immunosuppressive tumor microenvironment, we established 3D co-culture model with pancreatic cancer cells, CAFs and monocytes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749946/genome-wide-association-analysis-identifies-genetic-correlates-of-immune-infiltrates-in-solid-tumors
#19
Nathan O Siemers, James L Holloway, Han Chang, Scott D Chasalow, Petra B Ross-MacDonald, Charles F Voliva, Joseph D Szustakowski
Therapeutic options for the treatment of an increasing variety of cancers have been expanded by the introduction of a new class of drugs, commonly referred to as checkpoint blocking agents, that target the host immune system to positively modulate anti-tumor immune response. Although efficacy of these agents has been linked to a pre-existing level of tumor immune infiltrate, it remains unclear why some patients exhibit deep and durable responses to these agents while others do not benefit. To examine the influence of tumor genetics on tumor immune state, we interrogated the relationship between somatic mutation and copy number alteration with infiltration levels of 7 immune cell types across 40 tumor cohorts in The Cancer Genome Atlas...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740520/vitamin-d-levels-and-their-impact-on-mineral-metabolism-in-hiv-infected-patients-an-exploratory-study
#20
Silvina Mastaglia, Dana Watson, Natalia Bello, Vanesa Fridman, Daniel Stecher, Beatriz Oliveri
Vitamin D has immunomodulating properties. The nuclear receptor for vitamin D is expressed in several immune cells, which convert 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) to the active form 1,25 hydroxyvitamin D [1,25(OH)2 D]. Under conditions of infection, 1,25(OH)2 D promotes production of cathelicidin (an antimicrobial peptide) in monocytes and activated macrophages. In vitro studies have shown the ability of cathelicidin to inhibit replication of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) in T CD4 lymphocytes and macrophages...
January 2017: Clinical Cases in Mineral and Bone Metabolism
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