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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694183/stat3-expression-in-host-myeloid-cells-controls-gvhd-severity
#1
Evelyn C Nieves, Tomomi Toubai, Daniel C Peltier, Katherine Oravecz-Wilson, Chen Liu, Hiroya Tamaki, Yaping Sun, Pavan Reddy
Professional antigen presenting cell (APCs) are important modulators of acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). Although dendritic cells (DCs) are most potent APC subset, other myeloid cells, especially macrophages (MFs) and neutrophils have recently been shown to play a role in the severity of GVHD. However, the critical molecular mechanisms that determine the functions of myeloid cells in GVHD are unclear. Signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) is a master transcription factor that plays a crucial role in regulating immunity...
July 7, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676523/macrophage-11%C3%AE-hsd1-deficiency-promotes-inflammatory-angiogenesis
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Zhenguang Zhang, Agnes E Coutinho, Janet Tak Yun Man, Tiina M J Kipari, Patrick Hadoke, Donald M Salter, Jonathan R Seckl, Karen Chapman
11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase-1 (11β-HSD1) predominantly converts inert glucocorticoids into active forms, thereby contributing to intracellular glucocorticoid levels. 11β-HSD1 is dynamically regulated during inflammation, including in macrophages where it regulates phagocytic capacity. The resolution of inflammation in some disease models including inflammatory arthritis, is impaired by 11β-HSD1 deficiency or inhibition. However, 11β-HSD1 deficiency/inhibition also promotes angiogenesis, which is beneficial in mouse models of surgical wound healing, myocardial infarction or obesity...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646746/variable-spontaneous-mutation-rate-in-clinical-strains-of-multidrug-resistant-acinetobacter-baumannii-and-differentially-expressed-proteins-in-a-hypermutator-strain
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Morteza Karami-Zarandi, Masoumeh Douraghi, Behrouz Vaziri, Habibeh Adibhesami, Mohammad Rahbar, Mehdi Yaseri
BACKGROUND: The emergence of multidrug resistant Acinetobacter baumannii within hospitals poses a significant threat to patients. The inherent rate of mutation of these strains has not been described nor has the mechanism by which drug resistance arises. METHODS: Here, we determined the spontaneous mutation rates in 93 clinical strains of A. baumannii using fluctuation analysis. To rule out the clonal relatedness of hypermutator strains, pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) was conducted...
June 8, 2017: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642279/role-of-myd88-signaling-in-the-imiquimod-induced-mouse-model-of-psoriasis-focus-on-innate-myeloid-cells
#4
Sara Costa, Olivia Marini, Dalila Bevilacqua, Anthony L DeFranco, Baidong Hou, Silvia Lonardi, William Vermi, Pamela Rodegher, Anna Panato, Franco Tagliaro, Clifford A Lowell, Marco A Cassatella, Giampiero Girolomoni, Patrizia Scapini
Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease associated with deregulated activation of immune cells and keratinocytes. In this study, we used the imiquimod (IMQ)-induced mouse model of psoriasis to dissect better the contribution of hematopoietic and skin-resident stromal cells to psoriasis development. The comparison of disease development in mice carrying the hematopoietic cell-specific deletion of MyD88 (Myd88(fl/fl)Vav-cre(+) mice) with mice carrying the total MyD88 deficiency (Myd88(-/-) mice), we show that the progression of skin and systemic inflammation, as well as of epidermal thickening, was completely dependent on MyD88 expression in hematopoietic cells...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629229/colistin-resistance-associated-with-outer-membrane-protein-change-in%C3%A2-klebsiella-pneumoniae-and-enterobacter-asburiae
#5
Béla Kádár, Béla Kocsis, Ákos Tóth, Katalin Kristóf, Péter Felső, Béla Kocsis, Katalin Böddi, Dóra Szabó
In this study, outer membrane proteins (OMPs) of colistin-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae and Enterobacter asburiae were analyzed. One colistin-susceptible and three colistin-resistant K. pneumoniae sequence type 258 strains as well as one colistin-susceptible E. asburiae and its colistin-heteroresistant counterpart strain were involved in the study. OMP analysis of each strain was performed by microchip method. Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time of flight/mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF/MS) investigation was carried out after separation of OMPs by two-dimensional gel electrophoresis and in-gel digestion...
June 20, 2017: Acta Microbiologica et Immunologica Hungarica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583947/camp-independent-control-of-twitching-motility-in-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
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Ryan N C Buensuceso, Martin Daniel-Ivad, Sara L N Kilmury, Tiffany L Leighton, Hanjeong Harvey, P Lynne Howell, Lori L Burrows
FimV is a Pseudomonas aeruginosa inner membrane hub protein that modulates levels of the second messenger, cyclic AMP (cAMP), through activation of the adenylate cyclase, CyaB. Although type IVa pilus (T4aP)-dependent twitching motility is modulated by cAMP levels, mutants lacking FimV are twitching impaired, even when exogenous cAMP is provided. Here we further define FimV's cAMP-dependent and -independent regulation of twitching. We confirmed that the response regulator of the T4aP-associated Chp chemotaxis system, PilG, requires both FimV and the CyaB regulator, FimL, to activate CyaB...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570274/tristetraprolin-expression-by-keratinocytes-controls-local-and-systemic-inflammation
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Mathieu Andrianne, Assiya Assabban, Caroline La, Denis Mogilenko, Delphine Staumont Salle, Sébastien Fleury, Gilles Doumont, Gaëtan Van Simaeys, Sergei A Nedospasov, Perry J Blackshear, David Dombrowicz, Stanislas Goriely, Laurye Van Maele
Tristetraprolin (TTP, encoded by the Zfp36 gene) regulates the mRNA stability of several important cytokines. Due to the critical role of this RNA-binding protein in the control of inflammation, TTP deficiency leads to the spontaneous development of a complex inflammatory syndrome. So far, this phenotype has been largely attributed to dysregulated production of TNF and IL‑23 by myeloid cells, such as macrophages or DCs. Here, we generated mice with conditional deletion of TTP in keratinocytes (Zfp36fl/flK14-Cre mice, referred to herein as Zfp36ΔEP mice)...
June 2, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561754/plant-lectins-and-lectin-receptor-like-kinases-how-do-they-sense-the-outside
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Kevin Bellande, Jean-Jacques Bono, Bruno Savelli, Elisabeth Jamet, Hervé Canut
Lectins are fundamental to plant life and have important roles in cell-to-cell communication; development and defence strategies. At the cell surface; lectins are present both as soluble proteins (LecPs) and as chimeric proteins: lectins are then the extracellular domains of receptor-like kinases (LecRLKs) and receptor-like proteins (LecRLPs). In this review; we first describe the domain architectures of proteins harbouring G-type; L-type; LysM and malectin carbohydrate-binding domains. We then focus on the functions of LecPs; LecRLKs and LecRLPs referring to the biological processes they are involved in and to the ligands they recognize...
May 31, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546117/analysis-on-pathogenic-and-virulent-characteristics-of-the-cronobacter-sakazakii-strain-baa-894-by-whole-genome-sequencing-and-its-demonstration-in-basic-biology-science
#9
Xuerui Bao, Ling Yang, Lequn Chen, Bing Li, Lin Li, Yanyan Li, Zhenbo Xu
Cronobacter sakazakii is an opportunistic pathogen responsible for necrotizing enterocolitis, meningitis and septicaemia especially to infant and neonate, with high lethality ranging in 40%-80%. This strain is able to survive in infant milk formula and possesses capability of pathogenicity and virulence, biofilm formation, and high resistance to elevated osmotic, low pH, heat, oxidation, and desiccasion. This study is aims to investigate the molecular characteristics of Cronobacter sakazakii BAA 894, including mechanisms of its invasion and adherence, biofilm formation, unusual resistance to environmental stress employing whole genome sequencing and comparative genomics...
May 22, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513921/chitin-induced-and-chitin-elicitor-receptor-kinase1-cerk1-phosphorylation-dependent-endocytosis-of-arabidopsis-thaliana-lysin-motif-containing-receptor-like-kinase5-lyk5
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Jan Erwig, Hassan Ghareeb, Michaela Kopischke, Ronja Hacke, Alexandra Matei, Elena Petutschnig, Volker Lipka
To detect potential pathogens, plants perceive the fungal polysaccharide chitin through receptor complexes containing lysin motif receptor-like kinases (LysM-RLKs). To investigate the ligand-induced spatial dynamics of chitin receptor components, we studied the subcellular behaviour of two Arabidopsis thaliana LysM-RLKs involved in chitin signalling, CHITIN ELICITOR RECEPTOR KINASE1 (CERK1) and LYSIN MOTIF-CONTAINING RECEPTOR-LIKE KINASE5. We performed standard and quantitative confocal laser scanning microscopy on stably transformed A...
July 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511285/increased-f4-80-hi-macrophages-is-associated-with-suppression-of-serum-transfer-induced-arthritis-in-mice-with-flip-reduced-in-myeloid-cells
#11
Qi-Quan Huang, Robert Birket, Renee E Doyle, G Kenneth Haines, Harris Perlman, Bo Shi, Philip Homan, Lianping Xing, Richard M Pope
OBJECTIVE: Macrophages are critical in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). We recently demonstrated that FLIP (FLICE-like inhibitory protein) is necessary for the differentiation and/or survival of macrophages. We also identified that FLIP is highly expressed in RA synovial macrophages. This study was performed to determine if the reduction of Flip in macrophages would reduce synovial tissue macrophages and ameliorate serum transfer induced arthritis (STIA). METHODS: Mice with Flip deleted in myeloid cells (Flip(f/f) LysM(c/+) mice) and littermate controls were employed...
May 16, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480882/dysfunction-of-microglial-stat3-alleviates-depressive-behavior-via-neuron-microglia-interactions
#12
Sun-Ho Kwon, Jeong-Kyu Han, Moonseok Choi, Yong-Jin Kwon, Sung Joon Kim, Eun Hee Yi, Jae-Cheon Shin, Ik-Hyun Cho, Byung-Hak Kim, Sang Jeong Kim, Sang-Kyu Ye
Neuron-microglia interactions have a crucial role in maintaining the neuroimmune system. The balance of neuroimmune system has emerged as an important process in the pathophysiology of depression. However, how neuron-microglia interactions contribute to major depressive disorders has been poorly understood. Herein, we demonstrated that microglia-derived synaptic changes induced antidepressive-like behavior by using microglia-specific signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) knockout (KO) (STAT3(fl/fl);LysM-Cre(+/-)) mice...
May 8, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449847/loss-of-wdfy3-ameliorates-severity-of-serum-transfer-induced-arthritis-independently-of-autophagy
#13
Dennis J Wu, Iannis E Adamopoulos
WDFY3 is a master regulator of selective autophagy that we recently showed to interact with TRAF6 and augment RANKL-induced osteoclastogenesis in vitro and in vivo via the NF-κB pathway. Since the NF-κB pathway plays a major role in inflammation herein, we investigate the role of WDFY3 in an arthritis animal model. Our data show that WDFY3 conditional knockout mice (Wdfy3(loxP/loxP)-LysM-Cre+) were protected in the K/BxN serum transfer-induced arthritis animal model. These effects were independent of alterations in starvation-induced autophagy as evidenced by Western blot analysis of the autophagy marker LC3, autophagosome formation in osteoclast precursors and lysosome formation in osteoclasts derived from WDFY3-cKO mice compared to controls...
June 2017: Cellular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400195/egfr-in-tumor-associated-myeloid-cells-promotes-development-of-colorectal-cancer-in-mice-and-associates-with-outcomes-of%C3%A2-patients
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Sriram Srivatsa, Mariel C Paul, Claudia Cardone, Martin Holcmann, Nicole Amberg, Paulina Pathria, Michaela A Diamanti, Markus Linder, Gerald Timelthaler, Hans P Dienes, Lukas Kenner, Fritz Wrba, Gerald W Prager, Stefan Rose-John, Robert Eferl, Giuseppina Liguori, Gerardo Botti, Erika Martinelli, Florian R Greten, Fortunato Ciardiello, Maria Sibilia
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Inhibitors of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) are the first-line therapy for patients with metastatic colorectal tumors without RAS mutations. However, EGFR inhibitors are ineffective in these patients, and tumor level of EGFR does not associate with response to therapy. We screened human colorectal tumors for EGFR-positive myeloid cells and investigated their association with patient outcome. We also performed studies in mice to evaluate how EGFR expression in tumor cells and myeloid cells contributes to development of colitis-associated cancer and ApcMin-dependent intestinal tumorigenesis...
April 9, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382965/p38%C3%AE-mapk-regulates-proliferation-and-differentiation-of-osteoclast-progenitors-and-bone-remodeling-in-an-aging-dependent-manner
#15
Qian Cong, Hao Jia, Ping Li, Shoutao Qiu, James Yeh, Yibin Wang, Zhen-Lin Zhang, Junping Ao, Baojie Li, Huijuan Liu
Bone mass is determined by the balance between bone formation, carried out by mesenchymal stem cell-derived osteoblasts, and bone resorption, carried out by monocyte-derived osteoclasts. Here we investigated the potential roles of p38 MAPKs, which are activated by growth factors and cytokines including RANKL and BMPs, in osteoclastogenesis and bone resorption by ablating p38α MAPK in LysM+monocytes. p38α deficiency promoted monocyte proliferation but regulated monocyte osteoclastic differentiation in a cell-density dependent manner, with proliferating p38α(-/-) cultures showing increased differentiation...
April 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382721/the-two-component-system-vicrk-regulates-functions-associated-with-streptococcus-mutans-resistance-to-complement-immunity
#16
Livia A Alves, Erika N Harth-Chu, Thais H Palma, Rafael N Stipp, Flávia S Mariano, José F Höfling, Jacqueline Abranches, Renata O Mattos-Graner
Streptococcus mutans, a dental caries pathogen, can promote systemic infections upon reaching the bloodstream. The two-component system (TCS) VicRKSm of S. mutans regulates the synthesis of and interaction with sucrose-derived exopolysaccharides (EPS), processes associated with oral and systemic virulence. In this study, we investigated the mechanisms by which VicRKSm affects S. mutans susceptibility to blood-mediated immunity. Compared with parent strain UA159, the vicKSm isogenic mutant (UAvic) showed reduced susceptibility to deposition of C3b of complement, low binding to serum immunoglobulin G (IgG), and low frequency of C3b/IgG-mediated opsonophagocytosis by polymorphonuclear cells in a sucrose-independent way (P<...
April 5, 2017: Molecular Oral Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377485/ischemic-cerebroprotection-conferred-by-myeloid-lineage-restricted-or-global-cd39-transgene-expression
#17
Amy E Baek, Nadia R Sutton, Danica Petrovic-Djergovic, Hui Liao, Jessica J Ray, Joan Park, Yogendra Kanthi, David J Pinsky
BACKGROUND: Cerebral tissue damage after an ischemic event can be exacerbated by inflammation and thrombosis. Elevated extracellular ATP and ADP levels are associated with cellular injury, inflammation, and thrombosis. Ectonucleoside triphosphate diphosphohydrolase-1 (CD39), an enzyme expressed on the plasmalemma of leukocytes and endothelial cells, suppresses platelet activation and leukocyte infiltration by phosphohydrolyzing ATP/ADP. To investigate the effects of increased CD39 in an in vivo cerebral ischemia model, we developed a transgenic mouse expressing human CD39 (hCD39)...
June 13, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369864/the-rice-lysm-receptor-like-kinase-oscerk1-is-required-for-the-perception-of-short-chain-chitin-oligomers-in-arbuscular-mycorrhizal-signaling
#18
Gennaro Carotenuto, Mireille Chabaud, Kana Miyata, Martina Capozzi, Naoya Takeda, Hanae Kaku, Naoto Shibuya, Tomomi Nakagawa, David G Barker, Andrea Genre
The rice lysin-motif (LysM) receptor-like kinase OsCERK1 is now known to have a dual role in both pathogenic and symbiotic interactions. Following the recent discovery that the Oscerk1 mutant is unable to host arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi, we have examined whether OsCERK1 is directly involved in the perception of the short-chain chitin oligomers (Myc-COs) identified in AM fungal exudates and shown to activate nuclear calcium (Ca(2+) ) spiking in the rice root epidermis. An Oscerk1 knockout mutant expressing the cameleon NLS-YC2...
June 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336811/the-circadian-protein-bmal1-in-myeloid-cells-is-a-negative-regulator-of-allergic-asthma
#19
Zbigniew Zaslona, Sarah Case, James O Early, Stephen J Lalor, Rachel M McLoughlin, Anne M Curtis, Luke A O'Neill
Our body clock drives rhythms in the expression of genes that have a 24-hour periodicity. BMAL1 is a transcription factor, which is a crucial component in the molecular clock. A number of physiological processes, including immune function are modulated by the circadian clock. Asthma is of particular relevance to the area of circadian control of immunity, since it is a disease with very strong clinical evidence demonstrating regulation by circadian variation. Airway hypersensitivity and asthma attacks are more common at night in humans...
March 23, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298457/distinct-regulatory-effects-of-myeloid-cell-and-endothelial-cell-napdh-oxidase-2-on-blood-pressure
#20
Can Martin Sag, Moritz Schnelle, Juqian Zhang, Colin E Murdoch, Sabine Kossmann, Andrea Protti, Celio X C Santos, Greta Sawyer, Xiaohong Zhang, Heloise Mongue-Din, Daniel A Richards, Alison C Brewer, Oleksandra Prysyazhna, Lars S Maier, Philip Wenzel, Philip J Eaton, Ajay M Shah
BACKGROUND: Hypertension caused by increased renin-angiotensin system activation is associated with elevated reactive oxygen species production. Previous studies implicate NADPH oxidase (Nox) proteins as important reactive oxygen species sources during renin-angiotensin system activation, with different Nox isoforms being potentially involved. Among these, Nox2 is expressed in multiple cell types, including endothelial cells, fibroblasts, immune cells, and microglia. Blood pressure (BP) is regulated at the central nervous system, renal, and vascular levels, but the cell-specific role of Nox2 in BP regulation is unknown...
May 30, 2017: Circulation
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