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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169157/tnf-%C3%AE-regulates-mast-cell-functions-by-inhibiting-cell-degranulation
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Yuwei Gao, Baixue Xu, Peng Zhang, Yanlong He, Xin Liang, Jianwen Liu, Jiyu Li
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The aim of this study was to investigate the involvement of inducible co-stimulatory ligand (ICOSL) expression in stimulation of mast cells (MCs) by TNF-α and the ability of TNF-α stimulation of MCs to influence CD4+ T cell differentiation and function. The mechanisms underlying TNF-α stimulation of MCs were also explored. METHODS: Mast cells and CD4+ T cells were prepared from C57BL/6 mice (aged 6-8 weeks). ICOSL expression by MCs was measured by real-time PCR and flow cytometry, and levels of IL-4, IL-10 and IFN-γ were measured by ELISA...
November 23, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169149/prokaryotic-expression-and-anti-ibdv-activity-of-chicken-interleukin-18-and-interferon-%C3%AE
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Baifen Song, Xiaoting Li, Jinzhu Ma, Liquan Yu, Zhenyue Feng, Zhenhua Liu, Yudong Cui
Interferon-γ (IFN-γ), a cytokine produced by activated natural killer cells and T lymphocytes, is an important regulator of innate and adaptive immunity. Interleukin (IL)-18, also known as IFN-γ-inducing factor, is a cytokine that induces T and natural killer cells to produce IFN-γ. In this study, the chicken IL-18 (ChIL-18) and chicken IFN-γ (ChIFN-γ) genes were inserted into the pET28a prokaryotic expression vector, resulting in pET28a-IL-18 and pET28a-IFN-γ, respectively. These plasmids were transformed into Escherichia coli strain BL21, and the ChIL-18 and ChIFN-γ proteins were expressed and purified...
November 24, 2017: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168898/association-of-p16-cdkn2a-polymorphisms-with-the-development-of-hpv16-related-precancerous-lesions-and-cervical-cancer-in-the-greek-population
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D Tsakogiannis, G D Moschonas, E Bella, Z Kyriakopoulou, G D Amoutzias, T G Dimitriou, C Kottaridi, P Markoulatos
The tumor suppressor protein p16 plays a fundamental role in cell cycle regulation and exerts a protective effect against tumor growth. Two different polymorphisms at positions 540 and 580 at the 3'UTR of exon 3 of p16 gene are implicated in several types of cancer, while their role in cervical cancer development remains rather vague. In the present study, we investigated for the impact of p16 genotypes/haplotypes on patients' vulnerability to cervical disease and examined whether these factors can be used as progression markers in the Greek population...
November 23, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168728/interference-of-htlv-1-tax-protein-with-cell-polarity-regulators-defining-the-subcellular-localization-of-the-tax-dlg1-interaction
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Federico Marziali, Marina Bugnon Valdano, Clarisse Brunet Avalos, Lucía Moriena, Ana Laura Cavatorta, Daniela Gardiol
Human T cell leukemia virus (HTLV)-1 Tax (Tax) protein is very important in viral replication and cell transformation. Tax localizes in the nucleus and cytoplasm in association with organelles. Some activities of Tax depend on interactions with PDZ (PSD-95/Discs Large/Z0-1) domain-containing proteins such as Discs large protein 1 (DLG1) which is involved in cell polarity and proliferation. The DLG1 interaction results in a cytoplasmic co-localization pattern resembling vesicular aggregates, the nature of which is still unknown...
November 23, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168430/triple-negative-breast-cancer-prognostic-role-of-immune-related-factors-a-systematic-review
#5
Elisabeth Specht Stovgaard, Dorte Nielsen, Estrid Hogdall, Eva Balslev
PURPOSE: Treatment of breast cancer has been increasingly successful in recent years with the advent of HER2-receptor targeted treatment and endocrine treatment. However, the triple negative subgroup of breast cancer (TNBC) (estrogen-, progesterone- and HER2-receptor negative) still lacks targeted treatment options. TNBC is a type of breast cancer that often affects younger women, and generally has a worse prognosis than other types of breast cancer. Recently, the complex role of the immune system in cancer growth, elimination and metastasis has been the object of increased attention...
November 23, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168191/genetic-variants-in-il15-promoter-affect-transcription-activity-and-intramuscular-fat-deposition-in-longissimus-dorsi-muscle-of-pigs
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D He, Z Jiang, Y Tian, H Han, M Xia, W Wei, L Zhang, J Chen
Intramuscular fat (IMF) content is a key aspect of pork quality. Elucidation of intramuscular adipocyte regulation mechanisms is important for improving IMF content. Intramuscular adipocytes are dispersed among muscle fibers, so they are inclined to be affected by muscle-derived factors. Interleukin-15 is a major muscle-secreted factor. In this study, the genetic and physiological impacts of IL15 on adipogenesis is investigated. The promoter region of IL15 was scanned by comparative sequencing using two DNA pools of high- and low-IMF individuals...
November 22, 2017: Animal Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167844/recellularization-of-decellularized-adipose-tissue-derived-stem-cells-role-of-the-cell-secreted-extracellular-matrix-in-cellular-differentiation
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V Guneta, Z Zhou, N S Tan, S Sugii, M T C Wong, C Choong
Adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) are found in a location within the adipose tissue known as the stem cell niche. The ASCs in the niche are maintained in the quiescent state, and upon exposure to various microenvironmental triggers are prompted to undergo proliferation or differentiation. These microenvironmental triggers also modulate the extracellular matrix (ECM), which interacts with the cells through the cytoskeleton and induces downstream events inside the cells that bring about a change in cell behaviour...
November 23, 2017: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167762/lncrna-expression-in-cd4-t-cells-in-neurosyphilis-patients
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Li-Li Liu, Shao-Gang Zhu, Xiao-Yong Jiang, Jun Ren, Yong Lin, Ning-Ning Zhang, Man-Li Tong, Hui-Lin Zhang, Wei-Hong Zheng, Hua-Jun Fu, Hai-Juan Luo, Li-Rong Lin, Jiang-Hua Yan, Tian-Ci Yang
Recent studies have shown that several long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are involved in regulating the immune response to cope with pathogenic invasion. To date, the roles of lncRNAs in the CD4+ T cell response to Treponema pallidum (T. pallidum) infection in neurosyphilis patients remain unknown. The mRNA and lncRNA expression profiles of CD4+ T cells that were isolated from neurosyphilis patients and healthy controls were analyzed by microarray. A total of 2258 lncRNAs and 1728 mRNAs were identified as over-expressed or under-expressed, respectively (fold change > 1...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167400/tonotopic-variation-of-the-t-type-ca-2-current-in-avian-auditory-coincidence-detector-neurons
#9
Ryota Fukaya, Rei Yamada, Hiroshi Kuba
Neurons in avian nucleus laminaris (NL) are binaural coincidence detectors for sound localization and are characterized by striking structural variations in dendrites and axon initial segment (AIS) according to their acoustic tuning (characteristic frequency, CF). T-type Ca(2+) (CaT) channels regulate synaptic integration and firing behavior at these neuronal structures. However, whether or how CaT channels contribute to the signal processing in NL neurons is not known. In this study, we addressed this issue with whole-cell recording and two-photon Ca(2+) imaging in brain slices of posthatch chicks of both sexes...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167227/pericardial-adipose-tissue-regulates-granulopoiesis-fibrosis-and-cardiac-function-after-myocardial-infarction
#10
Michael Horckmans, Mariaelvy Bianchini, Donato Santovito, Remco T A Megens, Jean-Yves Springael, Irene Negri, Michele Vacca, Marco Di Eusanio, Antonio Moschetta, Christian Weber, Johan Duchene, Sabine Steffens
Background -The pericardial adipose tissue (AT) contains a high density of lymphoid clusters. Is unknown whether these clusters play a role in post-myocardial infarction (MI) inflammatory responses and cardiac outcome. Methods -Lymphoid clusters were examined in epicardial AT of humans with or without coronary artery disease (CAD). Murine pericardial lymphoid clusters were visualized in mice subjected to coronary artery ligation. To study the relevance of pericardial clusters during inflammatory responses after MI, we surgically removed the pericardial AT, performed B cell depletion and GM-CSF blockade...
November 22, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167005/-distribution-and-clinical-significance-of-ctla-4-pd-1-and-pd-l1-in-peripheral-blood-of-patients-with-small-cell-lung-cancer
#11
Hui Li, Yan Liu, Ying Liu, Jingjing Liu, Dandan Zhao, Ying Wang, Ying Cheng
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to explore cytotoxic T lymphocyte associated antigen 4 (CTLA-4), programmed death 1 (PD-1) and programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1) distribution and clinical value in liquid biopsy (such as blood) of small cell lung cancer (SCLC) patients. METHODS: A total of 60 healthy and 290 chemotherapy-naive patients with SCLC were recruited. Venous blood samples were collected prior to chemotherapy (baseline) and after the second cycle of chemotherapy (2nd cycle), and flow cytometry was used to analyze the level of CTLA-4, PD-1 or PD-L1 with or without CD3, CD4, CD8 or CD25...
November 20, 2017: Zhongguo Fei Ai za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166712/-effects-of-endostatin-pretreatment-on-fibrosis-of-human-skin-fibroblasts-and-the-mechanisms
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H T Ren, Y Li, S D Wang, C M Han
Objective: To explore the effects of endostatin pretreatment on fibrosis of human skin fibroblasts and the mechanisms. Methods: Human skin fibroblasts were routinely cultured in vitro, and then the cells of passage 3 to 5 were used in the following experiments. The cells were divided into blank control, endostatin, platelet-derived growth factor-BB (PDGF-BB), endostatin+ PDGF-BB, transforming growth factor-β(1) (TGF-β(1)), and endostatin+ TGF-β(1) groups according to the random number table, with 3 wells in each group...
November 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166604/capture-of-dense-core-vesicles-at-synapses-by-jnk-dependent-phosphorylation-of-synaptotagmin-4
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Vinita Bharat, Michael Siebrecht, Katja Burk, Saheeb Ahmed, Carsten Reissner, Mahdokht Kohansal-Nodehi, Vicky Steubler, Markus Zweckstetter, Jonathan T Ting, Camin Dean
Delivery of neurotrophins and neuropeptides via long-range trafficking of dense core vesicles (DCVs) from the cell soma to nerve terminals is essential for synapse modulation and circuit function. But the mechanism by which transiting DCVs are captured at specific sites is unknown. Here, we discovered that Synaptotagmin-4 (Syt4) regulates the capture and spatial distribution of DCVs in hippocampal neurons. We found that DCVs are highly mobile and undergo long-range translocation but switch directions only at the distal ends of axons, revealing a circular trafficking pattern...
November 21, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166588/regulatory-t-cell-migration-is-dependent-on-glucokinase-mediated-glycolysis
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Madhav Kishore, Kenneth C P Cheung, Hongmei Fu, Fabrizia Bonacina, Guosu Wang, David Coe, Eleanor J Ward, Alessandra Colamatteo, Maryam Jangani, Andrea Baragetti, Giuseppe Matarese, David M Smith, Robert Haas, Claudio Mauro, David C Wraith, Klaus Okkenhaug, Alberico L Catapano, Veronica De Rosa, Giuseppe D Norata, Federica M Marelli-Berg
Migration of activated regulatory T (Treg) cells to inflamed tissue is crucial for their immune-modulatory function. While metabolic reprogramming during Treg cell differentiation has been extensively studied, the bioenergetics of Treg cell trafficking remains undefined. We have investigated the metabolic demands of migrating Treg cells in vitro and in vivo. We show that glycolysis was instrumental for their migration and was initiated by pro-migratory stimuli via a PI3K-mTORC2-mediated pathway culminating in induction of the enzyme glucokinase (GCK)...
November 21, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166577/cell-cycle-related-kinase-regulates-mammalian-eye-development-through-positive-and-negative-regulation-of-the-hedgehog-pathway
#15
Floria I Lupu, Jacob B Burnett, Jonathan T Eggenschwiler
Cell cycle-related kinase (CCRK) is a conserved regulator of ciliogenesis whose loss in mice leads to a wide range of developmental defects, including exencephaly, preaxial polydactyly, skeletal abnormalities, and microphthalmia. Here, we investigate the role of CCRK in mouse eye development. Ccrk mutants show dramatic patterning defects, with an expansion of the optic stalk domain into the optic cup, as well as an expansion of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) into neural retina (NR) territory. In addition, Ccrk mutants display a shortened optic stalk...
November 19, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165638/feasibility-of-real-time-molecular-profiling-for-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-glioblastoma-without-mgmt-promoter-hypermethylation-the-nct-neuro-master-match-n2m2-pilot-study
#16
Elke Pfaff, Tobias Kessler, Gnana Prakash Balasubramanian, Anne Berberich, Daniel Schrimpf, Antje Wick, Jürgen Debus, Andreas Unterberg, Martin Bendszus, Christel Herold-Mende, David Capper, Irini Schenkel, Andreas Eisenmenger, Susan Dettmer, Benedikt Brors, Michael Platten, Stefan M Pfister, Andreas von Deimling, David T W Jones, Wolfgang Wick, Felix Sahm
Introduction: O6-methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase (MGMT) promoter methylation status is a predictive biomarker in glioblastoma patients. Glioblastoma without hypermethylated MGMT promoter are largely resistant to treatment with temozolomide. These patients are in particular need of new treatment approaches, which are offered by biomarker-driven clinical trials with targeted drugs based on molecular characterization of individual tumors. Methods: In preparation for an upcoming clinical study, a comprehensive molecular profiling approach was undertaken on tissues from 43 glioblastoma patients harboring an unmethylated MGMT promoter at diagnosis...
November 18, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165232/functional-analysis-of-the-esab-component-of-the-staphylococcus-aureus-type-vii-secretion-system
#17
M Guillermina Casabona, Grant Buchanan, Martin Zoltner, Catriona P Harkins, Matthew T G Holden, Tracy Palmer
Type VII secretion systems (T7SS) are found in many bacteria and secrete proteins involved in virulence and bacterial competition. In Staphylococcus aureus the small ubiquitin-like EsaB protein has been previously implicated as having a regulatory role in the production of the EsxC substrate. Here we show that in the S. aureus RN6390 strain, EsaB does not genetically regulate production of any T7 substrates or components, but is indispensable for secretion activity. Consistent with EsaB being an essential component of the T7SS, loss of either EsaB or EssC are associated with upregulation of a common set of iron acquisition genes...
November 22, 2017: Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164620/repair-gene-mgmt-is-controlled-by-sp1-and-upregulated-by-glucocorticoids-but-not-by-temozolomide-and-radiation
#18
Dorthe Aasland, Thomas R Reich, Maja T Tomicic, Olivier J Switzeny, Bernd Kaina, Markus Christmann
Therapy of malignant glioma relies on treatment with the O(6) -methylating agent temozolomide (TMZ) concomitant with ionizing radiation followed by adjuvant TMZ. For the treatment of recurrences DNA chloroethylating drugs are also used. The main killing lesion induced by these drugs is O(6) -alkylguanine. Since this damage is repaired by O(6) -methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase (MGMT), the repair enzyme represents the most important factor of drug resistance, limiting the therapy of malignant high-grade gliomas...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164596/regulation-of-t-helper-cell-responses-during-antigen-presentation-by-norepinephrine-exposed-endothelial-cells
#19
Linghui Xu, Wanhong Ding, Lori L Stohl, Xi K Zhou, Shayan Azizi, Ethan Chuang, Jimmy Lam, John A Wagner, Richard D Granstein
Dermal blood vessels and regional lymph nodes are innervated by sympathetic nerves and, under stress, sympathetic nerves release norepinephrine (NE). Exposure of primary murine dermal microvascular endothelial cells (pDMECs) to NE followed by co-culture with Langerhans cells (LCs), responsive CD4(+) T cells and antigen resulted in modulation of CD4(+) T cell responses. NE-treatment of pDMECs induced increased production of interleukin (IL)-6 and IL-17A while downregulating interferon (IFN)-γ and IL-22 release...
November 21, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164587/mir-214-inhibits-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-differentiating-into-osteoblasts-through-targeting-%C3%AE-catenin
#20
J-P Li, H-T Zhuang, M-Y Xin, Y-L Zhou
OBJECTIVE: Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway promotes osteoblasts (OBs) differentiation through up-regulating osteoblast-specific gene runt-related transcription factor 2 (RUNX2) expression. It was showed that microRNA-214 (miR-214) was abnormally increased in bone tissue from osteoporosis patients, suggesting its role in osteogenesis. Bioinformatics analysis revealed the complementary binding site between miR-214 and 3'-UTR of β-catenin. This study investigated the effects of miR-214 in regulating β-catenin expression and bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) differentiating into OB...
November 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
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