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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916665/integrin-%C3%AE-4-overexpression-on-rat-mesenchymal-stem-cells-enhances-transmigration-and-reduces-cerebral-embolism-after-intracarotid-injection
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Li-Li Cui, Franziska Nitzsche, Evgeny Pryazhnikov, Marina Tibeykina, Laura Tolppanen, Jussi Rytkönen, Tuulia Huhtala, Jing-Wei Mu, Leonard Khiroug, Johannes Boltze, Jukka Jolkkonen
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Very late antigen-4 (integrin α4β1)/vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 mediates leukocyte trafficking and transendothelial migration after stroke. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) typically express integrin β1 but insufficient ITGA4 (integrin α4), which limits their homing after intravascular transplantation. We tested whether ITGA4 overexpression on MSCs increases cerebral homing after intracarotid transplantation and reduces MSC-borne cerebral embolism. METHODS: Rat MSCs were lentivirally transduced to overexpress ITGA4...
September 15, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916547/automated-measurement-of-microvascular-function-reveals-dysfunction-in-systemic-sclerosis-a-cross-sectional-study
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Daniel R Machin, Phillip E Gates, Hans Vink, Tracy M Frech, Anthony J Donato
OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to determine whether an automated capture and analysis system could detect differences in structure and function of sublingual microvessels in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) compared to healthy controls. METHODS: Intravital microscopy of the sublingual microcirculation was automatically captured and analyzed in 40 patients with SSc and 10 age-matched healthy controls. RESULTS: Total and perfused microvascular density were lower in patients with SSc compared with controls (total microvascular density: 2471 ± 134 μm/mm(2) vs 3067 ± 197 μm/mm(2), p = 0...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912374/collagen-embedded-tumor-transplantations-in-xenopus-laevis-tadpoles
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Maureen Banach, Jacques Robert
The Xenopus laevis tadpole provides a valuable model for studying tumorigenesis and tumor immunity by intravital real-time microscopy. Using well-characterized thymic lymphoid tumor lines (15/0 and ff-2) that are transplantable into their compatible hosts (LG-15 isogenic clones and the F inbred strain, respectively), a system of semisolid tumor engraftment has been designed. Because these lymphoid tumor cell lines are not adherent and grow in suspension, they are first immobilized in a matrix of type I rat tail collagen before transplantation as a semisolid tumor graft under the transparent dorsal skin in the head region of a tadpole...
September 14, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911733/time-lapsed-large-volume-high-resolution-intravital-imaging-for-tissue-wide-analysis-of-single-cell-dynamics
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David Entenberg, Jessica M Pastoriza, Maja H Oktay, Sonia Voiculescu, Yarong Wang, Maria Soledad Sosa, Julio Aguirre-Ghiso, John Condeelis
Pathologists rely on microscopy to diagnose disease states in tissues and organs. They utilize both high-resolution, high-magnification images to interpret the staining and morphology of individual cells, as well as low-magnification overviews to give context and location to these cells. Intravital imaging is a powerful technique for studying cells and tissues in their native, live environment and can yield sub-cellular resolution images similar to those used by pathologists. However, technical limitations prevent the straightforward acquisition of low-magnification images during intravital imaging, and they are hence not typically captured...
September 1, 2017: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911732/imaging-cell-biology-and-physiology-in-vivo-using-intravital-microscopy
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Kenneth W Dunn, Richard N Day
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September 1, 2017: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910403/polymicrobial-sepsis-impairs-bystander-recruitment-of-effector-cells-to-infected-skin-despite-optimal-sensing-and-alarming-function-of-skin-resident-memory-cd8-t-cells
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Derek B Danahy, Scott M Anthony, Isaac J Jensen, Stacey M Hartwig, Qiang Shan, Hai-Hui Xue, John T Harty, Thomas S Griffith, Vladimir P Badovinac
Sepsis is a systemic infection that enhances host vulnerability to secondary infections normally controlled by T cells. Using CLP sepsis model, we observed that sepsis induces apoptosis of circulating memory CD8 T-cells (TCIRCM) and diminishes their effector functions, leading to impaired CD8 T-cell mediated protection to systemic pathogen re-infection. In the context of localized re-infections, tissue resident memory CD8 T-cells (TRM) provide robust protection in a variety of infectious models. TRM rapidly 'sense' infection in non-lymphoid tissues and 'alarm' the host by enhancing immune cell recruitment to the site of the infection to accelerate pathogen clearance...
September 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903036/culturing-ctls-under-hypoxic-conditions-enhances-their-cytolysis-and-improves-their-anti-tumor-function
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Yael Gropper, Tali Feferman, Tali Shalit, Tomer-Meir Salame, Ziv Porat, Guy Shakhar
Cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) used in immunotherapy are typically cultured under atmospheric O2 pressure but encounter hypoxic conditions inside tumors. Activating CTLs under hypoxic conditions has been shown to improve their cytotoxicity in vitro, but the mechanism employed and the implications for immunotherapy remain unknown. We activated and cultured OT-I CD8 T cells at either 1% or 20% O2. Hypoxic CTLs survived, as well as normoxic ones, in vitro but killed OVA-expressing B16 melanoma cells more efficiently...
September 12, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891817/neutrophil-fc%C3%AE-riia-promotes-igg-mediated-glomerular-neutrophil-capture-via-abl-src-kinases
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Hiroshi Nishi, Kazuhiro Furuhashi, Xavier Cullere, Gurpanna Saggu, Mark J Miller, Yunfeng Chen, Florencia Rosetti, Samantha L Hamilton, Lihua Yang, Spencer P Pittman, Jiexi Liao, Jan M Herter, Jeffrey C Berry, Daniel J DeAngelo, Cheng Zhu, George C Tsokos, Tanya N Mayadas
The kidney glomerular capillaries are frequent sites of immune complex deposition and subsequent neutrophil accumulation in post-infectious and rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis. However, the mechanisms of neutrophil recruitment remain enigmatic, and there is no targeted therapeutic to avert this proximal event in glomerular inflammation. The uniquely human activating Fc receptor FcγRIIA promotes glomerular neutrophil accumulation and damage in anti-glomerular basement membrane-induced (anti-GBM-induced) glomerulonephritis when expressed on murine neutrophils...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872119/intravital-microscopy-of-monocyte-homing-and-tumor-related-angiogenesis-in-a-murine-model-of-peripheral-arterial-disease
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Martin Wagner, Claudia Baer, Werner Zuschratter, Monika Riek-Burchardt, Christian Deffge, Soenke Weinert, Jerry C Lee, Ruediger C Braun-Dullaeus, Joerg Herold
The therapeutic goal for peripheral arterial disease and ischemic heart disease is to increase blood flow to ischemic areas caused by hemodynamic stenosis. Vascular surgery is a viable option in selected cases, but for patients without indications for surgery such as progression to rest pain, critical limb ischemia, or major disruptions to life or work, there are few possibilities for mitigating their disease. Cell therapy via monocyte-enhanced perfusion through the stimulation of collateral formation is one of a few non-invasive options...
August 26, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870739/increased-vascular-permeability-in-the-bone-marrow-microenvironment-contributes-to-disease-progression-and-drug-response-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Diana Passaro, Alessandro Di Tullio, Ander Abarrategi, Kevin Rouault-Pierre, Katie Foster, Linda Ariza-McNaughton, Beatriz Montaner, Probir Chakravarty, Leena Bhaw, Giovanni Diana, François Lassailly, John Gribben, Dominique Bonnet
The biological and clinical behaviors of hematological malignancies can be influenced by the active crosstalk with an altered bone marrow (BM) microenvironment. In the present study, we provide a detailed picture of the BM vasculature in acute myeloid leukemia using intravital two-photon microscopy. We found several abnormalities in the vascular architecture and function in patient-derived xenografts (PDX), such as vascular leakiness and increased hypoxia. Transcriptomic analysis in endothelial cells identified nitric oxide (NO) as major mediator of this phenotype in PDX and in patient-derived biopsies...
September 11, 2017: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869457/anti-inflammatory-effects-of-a-novel-iron-chelator-dibi-in-experimental-sepsis
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Taylor Thorburn, Maral Aali, Lisanne Kostek, Chloe LeTourneau-Paci, Patricia Colp, Juan Zhou, Bruce Holbein, David Hoskin, Christian Lehmann
BACKGROUND: Iron catalyzes the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) as part of the innate antimicrobial defense. During sepsis, the dysregulated systemic inflammatory response to infection, iron homeostasis becomes disrupted, generating an excess of ROS causing damage to tissues. This can be potentially suppressed using iron chelators that selectively bind iron to prevent its participation in ROS-related inflammatory reactions. OBJECTIVE: We hypothesize that administration of DIBI, a novel iron-chelator, attenuates the dysregulated systemic immune response and reduces tissue damage in experimental endotoxemia...
August 28, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860991/antithrombotic-potential-of-tormentil-extract-in-animal-models
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Natalia Marcinczyk, Dominika Jarmoc, Agnieszka Leszczynska, Agnieszka Zakrzeska, Karol Kramkowski, Jakub Strawa, Anna Gromotowicz-Poplawska, Ewa Chabielska, Michal Tomczyk
Potentilla species that have been investigated so far display pharmacological activity mainly due to the presence of polyphenols. Recently, it was shown that polyphenol-rich extract from rhizome of Potentilla erecta (tormentil extract) affects the metabolism of arachidonic acid and exerts both anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant activities, suggesting a possible effect on thrombosis. Accordingly, the aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of tormentil extract on haemostasis in a rat model of thrombosis...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860945/%C3%AE-3-phosphorylation-of-platelet-%C3%AE-iib%C3%AE-3-is-crucial-for-stability-of-arterial-thrombus-and-microparticle-formation-in-vivo
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Weiyi Feng, Manojkumar Valiyaveettil, Tejasvi Dudiki, Ganapati H Mahabeleshwar, Patrick Andre, Eugene A Podrez, Tatiana V Byzova
BACKGROUND: It is well accepted that functional activity of platelet integrin αIIbβ3 is crucial for hemostasis and thrombosis. The β3 subunit of the complex undergoes tyrosine phosphorylation shown to be critical for outside-in integrin signaling and platelet clot retraction ex vivo. However, the role of this important signaling event in other aspects of prothrombotic platelet function is unknown. METHOD: Here, we assess the role of β3 tyrosine phosphorylation in platelet function regulation with a knock-in mouse strain, where two β3 cytoplasmic tyrosines are mutated to phenylalanine (DiYF)...
2017: Thrombosis Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855423/plant-based-food-cyanidin-3-glucoside-modulates-human-platelet-glycoprotein-vi-signaling-and-inhibits-platelet-activation-and-thrombus-formation
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Yanling Yao, Yanqiu Chen, Reheman Adili, Thomas McKeown, Pingguo Chen, Guangheng Zhu, Dan Li, Wenhua Ling, Heyu Ni, Yan Yang
Background: Platelets play an important role in hemostasis, thrombosis, and atherosclerosis. Glycoprotein VI (GPVI) is a major platelet receptor that interacts with exposed collagen on injured vessel walls. Our previous studies have shown that anthocyanins (a type of natural plant pigment) attenuate platelet function; however, whether anthocyanins affect collagen-induced GPVI signaling remains unknown.Objective: The objective of this study was to explore the effects of cyanidin-3-glucoside (Cy-3-g, one of the major bioactive compounds in anthocyanins) on platelet activation and thrombosis and the GPVI signaling pathway...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855310/chemokine-receptor-dependent-control-of-skin-tissue-resident-memory-t-cell-formation
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Ali Zaid, Jyh Liang Hor, Susan N Christo, Joanna R Groom, William R Heath, Laura K Mackay, Scott N Mueller
Infection or inflammation of the skin recruits effector CD8(+) T cells that enter the epidermis and form populations of long-lived tissue-resident memory T (TRM) cells. These skin TRM cells migrate within the constrained epidermal environment by extending multiple dynamic dendritic projections and squeezing between keratinocytes to survey the tissue for pathogens. In this study, we examined the signals required for this distinctive mode of T cell migration by inhibiting key cytoskeletal components and performing intravital two-photon microscopy to visualize TRM cell behavior...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851824/blockade-of-surface-bound-tgf-%C3%AE-on-regulatory-t-cells-abrogates-suppression-of-effector-t-cell-function-in-the-tumor-microenvironment
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Sadna Budhu, David A Schaer, Yongbiao Li, Ricardo Toledo-Crow, Katherine Panageas, Xia Yang, Hong Zhong, Alan N Houghton, Samuel C Silverstein, Taha Merghoub, Jedd D Wolchok
Regulatory T cells (Tregs) suppress antitumor immunity by inhibiting the killing of tumor cells by antigen-specific CD8(+) T cells. To better understand the mechanisms involved, we used ex vivo three-dimensional collagen-fibrin gel cultures of dissociated B16 melanoma tumors. This system recapitulated the in vivo suppression of antimelanoma immunity, rendering the dissociated tumor cells resistant to killing by cocultured activated, antigen-specific T cells. Immunosuppression was not observed when tumors excised from Treg-depleted mice were cultured in this system...
August 29, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845904/spreading-the-load-antigen-transfer-between-migratory-and-lymph-node-resident-dendritic-cells-promotes-t-cell-priming
#17
Scott N Mueller
Dendritic cells (DC) are specialized in the processing and presentation of antigen for the activation of lymphocytes. Multiple subsets of DCs exist with distinct functions and roles in the initiation of immune responses. DCs found within tissues acquire antigens or become infected by pathogens and migrate to local draining lymph nodes (LN) where they can directly stimulate T cells. These migratory DCs can also transfer antigens to LN-resident DCs and may indirectly enhance T cell priming. In this issue of the European Journal of Immunology, Gurevich et al...
August 28, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838921/tortuous-microvessels-contribute-to-wound-healing-via-sprouting-angiogenesis
#18
Diana C Chong, Zhixian Yu, Hailey E Brighton, James E Bear, Victoria L Bautch
OBJECTIVE: Wound healing is accompanied by neoangiogenesis, and new vessels are thought to originate primarily from the microcirculation; however, how these vessels form and resolve during wound healing is poorly understood. Here, we investigated properties of the smallest capillaries during wound healing to determine their spatial organization and the kinetics of formation and resolution. APPROACH AND RESULTS: We used intravital imaging and high-resolution microscopy to identify a new type of vessel in wounds, called tortuous microvessels...
August 24, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834747/triggering-of-nod2-receptor-converts-inflammatory-ly6c-high-into-ly6c-low-monocytes-with-patrolling-properties
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Anne-Julie Lessard, Manon LeBel, Benoit Egarnes, Paul Préfontaine, Peter Thériault, Arnaud Droit, Alexandre Brunet, Serge Rivest, Jean Gosselin
The signals that regulate the fate of circulating monocytes remain unknown. In the present study, we demonstrate that triggering of the NOD2 receptor by muramyl dipeptide (MDP) converts inflammatory Ly6C(high) monocytes into patrolling Ly6C(low) monocytes. Administration of MDP to Nr4a1(-/-) mice, which lack Ly6C(low) monocytes, or to Ly6C(low)-depleted mice led to the emergence of blood-patrolling monocytes with a profile similar to that of Ly6C(low) monocytes, including high expression of CX3CR1 and LFA1...
August 22, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822969/preconditioning-with-the-bkca-channel-activator-ns-1619-prevents-ischemia-reperfusion-induced-inflammation-and-mucosal-barrier-dysfunction-ros-and-ho-1
#20
Hongyan Dai, Meifang Wang, Parag N Patel, Theodore J Kalogeris, Yajun Liu, William Durante, Ronald J Korthuis
Activation of large conductance, calcium-activated potassium (BKCa) channels evokes cell survival programs that mitigate intestinal ischemia and reperfusion (I/R) inflammation and injury 24 hours later. The goal of the current study was to determine the role of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and heme oxygenase (HO)-1 in delayed acquisition of tolerance to I/R induced by pretreatment with the BKCa channel opener NS-1619. Superior mesentery arteries were occluded for 45 min followed by reperfusion for 70 min in wild type (WT) or HO-1 null (HO-1(-/-)) mice that were pretreated with NS-1619 or saline vehicle 24 hrs earlier...
August 19, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
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