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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882807/atlantic-salmon-endothelial-cells-from-the-heart-were-more-susceptible-than-fibroblasts-from-the-bulbus-arteriosus-to-four-rna-viruses-but-protected-from-two-viruses-by-dsrna-pretreatment
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Phuc H Pham, Winnie W L Tong, Ehab Misk, Ginny Jones, John S Lumsden, Niels C Bols
Heart diseases caused by viruses are major causes of Atlantic salmon aquaculture loss. Two Atlantic salmon cardiovascular cell lines, an endothelial cell line (ASHe) from the heart and a fibroblast cell line (BAASf) from the bulbus arteriosus, were evaluated for their response to four fish viruses, CSV, IPNV, VHSV IVa and VHSV IVb, and the innate immune agonist, double-stranded RNA mimic poly IC. All four viruses caused cytopathic effects in ASHe and BAASf. However, ASHe was more susceptible to all four viruses than BAASf...
September 4, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853490/interleukin-26-production-in-human-primary-bronchial-epithelial-cells-in-response-to-viral-stimulation-modulation-by-th17-cytokines
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Karlhans Fru Che, Riitta Kaarteenaho, Elisa Lappi-Blanco, Bettina Levänen, Jitong Sun, Åsa Wheelock, Lena Palmberg, C Magnus Sköld, Anders Lindén
Interleukin (IL)-26 is abundant in human airways and this cytokine is involved in the local immune response to a bacterial stimulus in vivo. Specifically, local exposure to the toll-like receptor (TLR) 4 agonist endotoxin does increase IL-26 in human airways and this cytokine potentiates chemotactic responses in human neutrophils. In addition to T-helper (Th) 17 cells, alveolar macrophages can produce IL-26, but it remains unknown whether this cytokine can also be produced in the airway mucosa per se in response to a viral stimulus...
August 29, 2017: Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818614/the-transcription-of-atypical-protein-kinase-c-in-hemocytes-of-the-giant-freshwater-prawn-macrobrachium-rosenbergii-during-the-molt-stage-and-injection-of-pathogen-associated-compounds
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Yi-Chun Yeh, Chin-Chyuan Chang, Pai-Po Lee, Winton Cheng
Protein kinase C (PKC), which is involved in cell signaling pathways, comprises a family of serine/threonine kinases ubiquitously present in animals and its members are grouped on the basis of structural and activation characteristics into novel, classical, and atypical PKC forms. In this study, an atypical PKC of Macrobrachium rosenbergii, designated MraPKC, was successfully cloned, and its protein comprised structural domains similar to those of atypical PKC homologues, including the Phox and Bem1 (PB1) domain, a zinc finger phorbol-ester/DAG-type signature, protein kinase signatures, and a cAMP-dependent, cGMP-dependent, and PKC (AGC) kinase C-terminal domain...
August 14, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801807/hyaluronan-mediated-mononuclear-leukocyte-binding-to-gingival-fibroblasts
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Daniel Hagenfeld, Nico T Mutters, Inga Harks, Raphael Koch, Ti-Sun Kim, Peter Prehm
OBJECTIVES: Binding of mononuclear leukocytes to hyaluronan cable structures is a well-known pathomechanism in several chronic inflammatory diseases, but has not yet described for chronic oral inflammations. The aim of this study was to evaluate if and how binding of mononuclear leukocytes to pathologic hyaluronan cable structures can be induced in human gingival fibroblasts. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Experiments were performed with human gingival fibroblasts and peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from three healthy blood donors...
August 12, 2017: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794402/dec1-negatively-regulates-the-expression-of-cxcl10-and-ccl5-induced-by-poly-ic-in-normal-human-mesangial-cells
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Qiang Liu, Tadaatsu Imaizumi, Keishu Murakami, Hiroshi Tanaka, Yunyan Wu, Tadashi Yoshizawa, Satoko Morohashi, Hiroko Seino, Hiroshi Kijima
The functions of differentiated embryonic chondrocyte gene (DEC) 1, a basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH) transcription factor, have been reported to be associated with the regulation of mammalian circadian rhythms, differentiation of chondrocytes and skeletal muscles, apoptosis, hypoxia-induced reactions and epithelial mesenchymal transition. Our previous report showed that another bHLH transcription factor DEC2 constitutes a negative feedback loop in Toll-like receptor 3 (TLR3)/interferon (IFN)-β-mediated inflammatory responses in human mesangial cells...
2017: Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756288/production-of-rnase-iii-knockout-auxotrophic-edwardsiella-tarda-mutant-for-delivery-of-long-double-stranded-rna-and-evaluation-of-its-immunostimulatory-potential
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Min Sun Kim, Seung Hyuk Choi, Jeong In Yang, Ki Hong Kim
The artificially synthesized polyinosinic-polycytidylic acid (poly IC) has been widely used to induce type I IFN responses in various vertebrates including fish. However, as poly IC is too expensive to use in aquaculture, the development of another economical long dsRNA producing method is needed to practically use long dsRNAs in aquaculture farms for the control of infectious diseases. In the present study, to produce long dsRNAs economically, we developed a novel long dsRNA production system based on the RNase III gene deleted auxotrophic mutant E...
July 26, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655692/an-interquartile-relationship-between-polyherbal-extract-based-lozenges-linkus-a-phase-iv-comparative-randomised-control-trial
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Hina Rehman, Syed Adnan Ali, Safila Naveed, Khan Usmanghani
The aim of the study is to determine the efficacy of polyherbal linkus with the other pharmaceutical marketed syrup having Acefyllin Piperazine, Diphenhydramine group and Aminophylline Diphenhydramine group on the basis of interquartile ranges on children. It was open label multi centric randomize control trial. The study was conducted on different private schools of East and West Malir, Karachi Pakistan with the special approval from the school's honors .informed consent and assents were taking before the enrollment of the study subjects ...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582300/analyzing-the-cost-of-autogenous-cranioplasty-versus-custom-made-patient-specific-alloplastic-cranioplasty
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Mohamed Amir Mrad, Khalid Murrad, Oleh Antonyshyn
PURPOSE: Comparing expenses related to autogenous cranial vault reconstruction versus custom-made patient-specific alloplastic cranioplasty. METHODS: The authors retrospectively reviewed charts of a group of patients who underwent autogenous cranioplasty and poly-ether-ether ketone (PEEK) cranioplasty. The data collected from the patient files included demographic information, details of the surgery, postoperative recovery data, and also duration of surgery. The authors also added costs related to the length of surgery, utilization of intensive care unit, length of hospital stay, amount and seriousness of complications, and hardware cost...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554201/a-benzylideneacetophenone-derivative-induces-apoptosis-of-radiation-resistant-human-breast-cancer-cells-via-oxidative-stress
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Jeong Eon Park, Mei Jing Piao, Kyoung Ah Kang, Kristina Shilnikova, Yu Jae Hyun, Sei Kwan Oh, Yong Joo Jeong, Sungwook Chae, Jin Won Hyun
Benzylideneacetophenone derivative (1E)-1-(4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl) hept-1-en-3-one (JC3) elicited cytotoxic effects on MDA-MB 231 human breast cancer cells-radiation resistant cells (MDA-MB 231-RR), in a dose-dependent manner, with an IC50 value of 6 µM JC3. JC3-mediated apoptosis was confirmed by increase in sub-G1 cell population. JC3 disrupted the mitochondrial membrane potential, and reduced expression of anti-apoptotic B cell lymphoma-2 protein, whereas it increased expression of pro-apoptotic Bcl-2-associated X protein, leading to the cleavage of caspase-9, caspase-3 and poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase...
July 1, 2017: Biomolecules & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537502/suitability-of-different-natural-and-synthetic-biomaterials-for-dental-pulp-tissue-engineering
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Kerstin M Galler, Ferdinand P Brandl, Susanne Kirchhof, Matthias Widbiller, Andreas Eidt, Wolfgang Buchalla, Achim Göpferich, Gottfried Schmalz
Dental pulp tissue engineering is possible after insertion of pulpal stem cells combined with a scaffold into empty root canals. Commonly used biomaterials are collagen or poly(lactic) acid, which are either difficult to modify or to insert into such a narrow space. New hydrogel scaffolds with bioactive, specifically tailored functions could optimize the conditions for this approach. Different synthetic and natural hydrogels were tested for their suitability to engineer dental pulp. Two functionalized modifications of polyethylene glycol were developed in this study and compared to a self-assembling peptide, as well as to collagen and fibrin...
July 20, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531843/rapid-ic-ms-ms-determination-of-methylphosphonic-acid-in-urine-of-rats-exposed-to-organophosphorus-nerve-agents
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Timur Baygildiev, Alexandra Zatirakha, Igor Rodin, Arkady Braun, Andrey Stavrianidi, Nadezhda Koryagina, Igor Rybalchenko, Oleg Shpigun
A direct approach for the determination of a specific hydrolysis product of organophosphorus nerve agents such as methylphosphonic acid (MPA) in urine by ion chromatography and tandem mass spectrometry (IC-MS/MS) has been developed. The first advantage of the proposed approach is a rapid and simple sample preparation, which does not require a large sample volume, complicated and laborious preconcentration and derivatization steps, and takes less than 7min per sample. The second advantage is the fast and selective IC determination of MPA carried out on a noncommercial anion exchanger based on a poly(styrene-co-divinylbenzene) (PS-DVB) substrate with a high degree of crosslinking and a covalently-bonded branched functional layer, which enables complete resolution of MPA from major urine matrix components and allows one to overcome matrix effects...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388966/vaccination-with-poly-ic-lc-and-peptide-pulsed-autologous-dendritic-cells-in-patients-with-pancreatic-cancer
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Shikhar Mehrotra, Carolyn D Britten, Steve Chin, Elizabeth Garrett-Mayer, Colleen A Cloud, Mingli Li, Gina Scurti, Mohamed L Salem, Michelle H Nelson, Melanie B Thomas, Chrystal M Paulos, Andres M Salazar, Michael I Nishimura, Mark P Rubinstein, Zihai Li, David J Cole
BACKGROUND: Dendritic cells (DCs) enhance the quality of anti-tumor immune response in patients with cancer. Thus, we posit that DC-based immunotherapy, in conjunction with toll-like receptor (TLR)-3 agonist poly-ICLC, is a promising approach for harnessing immunity against metastatic or locally advanced unresectable pancreatic cancer (PC). METHODS: We generated autologous DCs from the peripheral blood of HLA-A2(+) patients with PC. DCs were pulsed with three distinct A2-restricted peptides: 1) human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT, TERT572Y), 2) carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA; Cap1-6D), and 3) survivin (SRV...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364631/synthetic-vaccine-nanoparticles-target-to-lymph-node-triggering-enhanced-innate-and-adaptive-antitumor-immunity
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Sun-Young Kim, Young-Woock Noh, Tae Heung Kang, Jung-Eun Kim, Sohyun Kim, Soong Ho Um, Doo-Byoung Oh, Yeong-Min Park, Yong Taik Lim
In this study, synthetic vaccine nanoparticles (SVNPs) that efficiently targeted lymph nodes, where immune responses against foreign antigens are primed, were developed to enhance antitumor immunity. The size (20-70 nm) and surface character (amination) of poly(γ-glutamic acid)-based SVNPs were selected for effective loading and delivery (i.e., migration and retention) of model tumor antigen (OVA) and toll-like receptor 3 agonist (poly (I:C)) to immune cells in lymph nodes. Antigen-presenting cells treated with SVNP-OVA and SVNP-IC showed higher uptake of OVA and poly (I:C) and higher secretion of inflammatory cytokines (TNF-α, IL-6) and type I interferon (IFN-α, IFN-β) than those treated with OVA and poly (I:C) alone...
June 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292602/investigation-of-human-dental-pulp-cells-on-a-potential-injectable-poly-lactic-co-glycolic-acid-microsphere-scaffold
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Huiru Zou, Guanhua Wang, Fang Song, Xudong Shi
INTRODUCTION: Poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) has been extensively explored in the tissue engineering field with good biocompatibility and biodegradability. PLGA microspheres' injectable potency makes it highly desirable in dentin-pulp complex regeneration. Therefore, we investigated the cell adhesion, proliferation, odontogenic differentiation, and matrix mineralization of human dental pulp cells (HDPCs) on a PLGA microsphere scaffold. We hypothesized that this scaffold might be suitable for dentin-pulp complex regeneration...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193028/functionalized-cycloolefin-polymer-capillaries-for-open-tubular-ion-chromatography
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Weixiong Huang, Sasikarn Seetasang, Mohammadmehdi Azizi, Purnendu K Dasgupta
We describe novel cycloolefin polymer (COP)-based open tubular capillary ion exchange columns. COP capillaries (inner diameter of 19-28 μm) were successfully sulfonated at room temperature using a cocktail of ClSO3H (85-95% w/w) and HOAc or H2SO4. The cation exchange capacity is controlled by the sulfonation time and the sulfonation solution composition and can be as high as 300 pequiv/mm(2). Following sulfonation, the capillaries were coated with 65-nm-diameter anion exchanger (AEX) latex nanoparticles that attach electrostatically...
December 20, 2016: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150518/chloroquine-attenuates-tlr3-ifn-%C3%AE-signaling-in-cultured-normal-human-mesangial-cells-a-possible-protective-effect-against-renal-damage-in-lupus-nephritis
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Tadaatsu Imaizumi, Ryo Hayakari, Tomoh Matsumiya, Hidemi Yoshida, Kazushi Tsuruga, Shojiro Watanabe, Shogo Kawaguchi, Hiroshi Tanaka
BACKGROUND: Chloroquine has been reported to protect against renal damage in lupus nephritis (LN), however, its detailed mechanism in glomerular inflammation remains unclear. Upregulation of the type I interferon (IFN) system plays a pivotal role in LN pathogenesis, therefore, we examined whether chloroquine inhibits Toll-like receptor 3 (TLR3)/IFN-β signaling in cultured normal human mesangial cells (MCs). METHODS: We examined chloroquine effect on the representative TLR3/IFN-β signaling axis, TLR3/IFN-β/retinoic acid-inducible gene-I (RIG-I)/CCL5 in MCs treated with polyinosinic-polycytidylic acid (poly IC), a synthetic viral dsRNA analog and analyzed the expression of these molecules using reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
February 2, 2017: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109979/interferon-ifn-induced-protein-35-ifi35-negatively-regulates-ifn-%C3%AE-phosphorylated-stat1-rig-i-cxcl10-ccl5-axis-in-u373mg-astrocytoma-cells-treated-with-polyinosinic-polycytidylic-acid
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Kyogo Shirai, Taku Shimada, Hidemi Yoshida, Ryo Hayakari, Tomoh Matsumiya, Kunikazu Tanji, Manabu Murakami, Hiroshi Tanaka, Tadaatsu Imaizumi
Interferon (IFN)-stimulated genes (ISGs) exert multiple functions in immune system. IFN-induced protein 35 (IFI35) is a member of ISGs, and has been suggested to regulate innate immune reaction. However, the physiological functions and pathological roles of IFI35 in the central nervous system are not characterized well. In the present study, we found that the expression of IFI35 was induced by a Toll-like receptor 3 (TLR3) ligand polyinosinic-polycytidylic acid (poly IC) in U373MG human astrocytoma cells. Knockdown of IFI35 using RNA interference resulted in increased expression of IFN-β, phosphorylated STAT1 (P-STAT1), retinoic acid-inducible gene-I (RIG-I), CXCL10 and CCL5 induced by poly IC...
March 1, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045436/retinol-and-%C3%AE-tocopherol-in-the-breast-milk-of-women-after-a-high-risk-pregnancy
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Reyna Sámano, Hugo Martínez-Rojano, Rosa M Hernández, Cristina Ramírez, María E Flores Quijano, José M Espíndola-Polis, Daniela Veruete
BACKGROUND: There is scant information about whether, after a high-risk pregnancy, breast milk provides enough vitamins for assuring satisfactory bodily reserves in newborns. OBJECTIVE: To comparatively evaluate, in women with high-risk and normal pregnancy, the concentration of retinol and α-tocopherol in breast milk. METHODS: This cross-sectional, analytical study was evaluated with reverse-phase high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)...
January 1, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956367/systematic-evaluation-of-multifunctional-paclitaxel-loaded-polymeric-mixed-micelles-as-a-potential-anticancer-remedy-to-overcome-multidrug-resistance
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Jiulong Zhang, Xiufeng Zhao, Qing Chen, Xiaoyi Yin, Xiu Xin, Kexin Li, Mingxi Qiao, Haiyang Hu, Dawei Chen, Xiuli Zhao
Multidrug resistance (MDR) of tumor cells is becoming the main reason for the failure of chemotherapy and P-glycoprotein (P-gp) mediated drug efflux has demonstrated to be the key factor for MDR. To address this issue, a novel pH-responsive mixed micelles drug delivery system composed of dextran-g-poly(lactide-co-glycolide)-g-histidine (HDP) and folate acid-D-α-tocopheryl polyethylene glycol 2000 (FA-TPGS2K) copolymers has been designed for the delivery of antitumor agent, paclitaxel (PTX) via FA-receptor mediated cell endocytosis, into PTX-resistant breast cancer MCF-7 cells (MCF-7/PTX)...
December 9, 2016: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956136/prophylactic-and-therapeutic-intranasal-administration-with-an-immunomodulator-hiltonol-%C3%A2-poly-ic-lc-in-a-lethal-sars-cov-infected-balb-c-mouse-model
#20
Yohichi Kumaki, Andres M Salazar, Miles K Wandersee, Dale L Barnard
Hiltonol(®), (Poly IC:LC), a potent immunomodulator, is a synthetic, double-stranded polyriboinosinic-polyribocytidylic acid (poly IC) stabilized with Poly-L-lysine and carboxymethyl cellulose (LC). Hiltonol(®) was tested for efficacy in a lethal SARS-CoV-infected BALB/c mouse model. Hiltonol(®) at 5, 1, 0.5 or 0.25 mg/kg/day by intranasal (i.n.) route resulted in significant survival benefit when administered at selected times 24 h prior to challenge with a lethal dose of mouse-adapted severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV)...
December 9, 2016: Antiviral Research
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