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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279059/systemic-inflammation-mediates-the-detrimental-effects-of-obesity-on-asthma-control
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Xin Zhang, Jing Zheng, Li Zhang, Ying Liu, Gai Ping Chen, Hong Ping Zhang, Lei Wang, De Ying Kang, Lisa G Wood, Gang Wang
BACKGROUND: Obesity negatively impacts asthma control, but the inflammatory mechanisms are poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: To explore which systemic inflammatory mediators mediate the effects of obesity on asthma control. METHODS: The subjects with stable asthma (n = 108) underwent assessment of clinical characteristics, which included using The Asthma Control Questionnaire (ACQ)-6. Obesity was defined as a body mass index (BMI) of ≥30 kg/m2, overweight was defined as BMI between 25 to 29...
January 2, 2018: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201111/cytokine-indexes-in-pemphigus-vulgaris-perception-of-its-immunpathogenesis-and-hopes-for-non-steroidal-treatment
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Mohsen Masjedi, Nafiseh Esmaeil, Ali Saffaei, Bahareh Abtahi-Naeini, Mohsen Pourazizi, Shaghayegh Haghjooy Javanmard, Ali Asilian
Pemphigus vulgaris (PV) is a chronic autoimmune blistering disease of the skin, in which loss of adhesion between keratinocytes is caused by autoantibodies. It has been hypothesized that cytokines play an essential role in the pathogenesis of PV. This study aimed to investigate the other immunopathological aspects of PV by determining the serum levels of cytokines in PV patients to find another treatment strategy except corticosteroid therapy. Twenty-three patients with PV and a control group consisting of 24 healthy subjects were studied...
2017: Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research: IJPR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190674/a-bayesian-view-of-murine-seminal-cytokine-networks
#3
Michelle L Johnson, Tathagata Dasgupta, Nadia Gopichandran, Sarah L Field, Nicolas M Orsi
It has long been established that active agents in seminal fluid are key to initiating and coordinating mating-induced immunomodulation. This is in part governed by the actions of a network of cytokine interactions which, to date, remain largely undefined, and whose interspecific evolutionary conservation is unknown. This study applied Bayesian methods to illustrate the interrelationships between seminal profiles of interleukin (IL)-1alpha, IL-1beta, IL-2, IL-4, IL-5, IL-6, IL-9, IL-10, IL-12 (p70), IL-13, IL-17, eotaxin, granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF), granulocyte macrophage-colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF), interferon (IFN)-gamma, keratinocyte-derived chemokine (KC), monocyte chemoattractant protein (MCP-1), macrophage inflammatory protein (MIP-1) alpha, MIP-1beta, regulated on activation normal T cell expressed and secreted (RANTES), tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha, leptin, inducible protein (IP)-10 and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in a rat model...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141128/immune-enhancing-effect-of-nanometric-lactobacillus-plantarum-nf1-nlp-nf1-in-a-mouse-model-of-cyclophosphamide-induced-immunosuppression
#4
Dae-Woon Choi, Sun Young Jung, Jisu Kang, Young-Do Nam, Seong-Il Lim, Ki Tae Kim, Hee Soon Shin
Nanometric Lactobacillus plantarum nF1 (nLp-nF1) is a biogenics consisting of dead L. plantarum pre-treated with heat and a nanodispersion process. In this study, we investigated the immune-enhancing effects of nLp-nF1 in vivo and in vitro. To evaluate the immunostimulatory effects of nLp-nF1, mice immunosuppressed by cyclophosphamide (CPP) treatment were administered with nLp-nF1. As expected, CPP restricted the immune response of mice, whereas oral administration of nLp-nF1 significantly increased total IgG in serum, and cytokine production [interleukin-12 (IL-12) and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α)] in bone marrow cells...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100307/elevated-serum-interleukin-10-level-and-m2-macrophage-infiltration-are-associated-with-poor-survival-in-angioimmunoblastic-t-cell-lymphoma
#5
Jun Soo Ham, Ha Young Park, Kyung Ju Ryu, Young Hyeh Ko, Won Seog Kim, Seok Jin Kim
Interleukin-10 (IL-10) induces an immunosuppressive microenvironment including M2 macrophages, inhibiting anti-tumor immunity. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether serum IL-10 level at diagnosis and tissue infiltration of M2 macrophages could predict survival outcome of patients with angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma (AITL). We measured serum levels of IL-5, IL-10, IL-12, and interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) at diagnosis in AITL and other common subtypes of nodal T-cell lymphoma including peripheral T-cell lymphoma, not otherwise specified (PTCL-NOS), ALK-negative anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) or ALK-positive ALCL between September 2008 and December 2014...
September 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090236/expression-of-th1-and-th2-cytokine-and-associated-transcription-factors-in-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-and-correlation-with-disease-severity
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Hadis Yousefzadeh, Farahzad Jabbari Azad, Maryam Rastin, Mahnaz Banihashemi, Mahmoud Mahmoudi
BACKGROUND: Psoriasis is a T cell-mediated autoimmune disease in patients with elevated levels of proinflammatory cytokines belonging mainly to the Th1 pathway. We investigated whether treatment of psoriasis patients with methotrexate (MTX), along with micronutrients, modulated mRNA expression of Th1 and Th2 components and whether expression of these components correlated with psoriasis severity. METHODS: Thirty plaque-type psoriasis patients with Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI) scores greater than 10 were recruited; these were 15 non-micronutrients taking- (NMT) patients treated with MTX daily (0...
October 2017: Reports of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084230/effects-of-self-reported-sensitivity-and-road-traffic-noise-levels-on-the-immune-system
#7
Ahra Kim, Joo Hyun Sung, Jin-Hee Bang, Seung Woo Cho, Jiho Lee, Chang Sun Sim
Sensitivity to noise, particularly road traffic noise, can increase cortisol levels and result in changes in immune system biomarkers. Therefore, continuous exposure to noise can have an effect on immune function, hormonal levels, and cardiovascular function, leading to hypertension and stress. The purpose of this study was to investigate the changes in stress-and immune system-related biomarkers according to the self-reported sensitivity to noise and exposure to road traffic noise, to ultimately determine the potential effects of noise on health...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062247/frequency-of-mycobacterium-bovis-and-mycobacteria-in-primary-immunodeficiencies
#8
Ezgi Ulusoy, Neslihan Edeer Karaca, Güzide Aksu, Cengiz Çavuşoğlu, Necil Kütükçüler
AIM: Susceptibility to mycobacterial diseases is observed in some primary immunodeficiency diseases. In this study, we aimed to evaluate mycobacterial infections in primary immunodeficiency diseases. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patients under follow-up by Ege University Pediatric Immunology Department for severe combined and combined immunodeficiencies, interleukin 12/ interferon gamma receptor deficiency, nuclear factor kappa-beta essential modulator deficiency and chronic granulomatosis disease were evaluated retrospectively in terms of the frequency and characteristics of mycobacterial infections using a questionnaire form for demographic properties, clinical features and laboratory tests...
September 2017: Türk Pediatri Arşivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042873/comparison-of-cytokine-expression-profiles-in-infants-with-a-rhinovirus-induced-lower-respiratory-tract-infection-with-or-without-wheezing-a-comparison-with-respiratory-syncytial-virus
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Da Eun Roh, Sook-Hyun Park, Hee Joung Choi, Yeo Hyang Kim
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate whether infants with rhinovirus (RV) infection-induced wheezing and those with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection-induced wheezing have different cytokine profiles in the acute stage. METHODS: Of the infants with lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) between September 2011 and May 2012, 88 were confirmed using reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction and hospitalized. Systemic interferon-gamma (IFN-γ), interleukin (IL)-2, IL-12, IL-4, IL-5, IL-13, and Treg-type cytokine (IL-10) responses were examined with multiplex assay using acute phase serum samples...
September 2017: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041003/depression-in-the-context-of-medical-disorders-new-pharmacological-pathways-revisited
#10
Undine E Lang, Marc Walter
The depressive state has been characterised as one of elevated inflammation, changed cardiovascular parameters and a deranged metabolic situation all of which holds promise for a better understanding and handling of treatment-resistance in affective disorders as well as for future developments in treatment algorithms. In this context several biomarkers are differentially regulated by antidepressant treatment and connected to metabolic, inflammatory, cardiovascular and apoptotic components of the pathophysiology, i...
October 17, 2017: Neuro-Signals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036979/-role-of-ash2-absent-small-or-homeotic-like-and-jumonji-domain-containing-protein-3-on-histone-methylation-of-interferon-gamma-gene-and-their-associations-with-vascular-damage-of-kawasaki-disease
#11
J H Mei, G Tang, Q Wang, P Q Wen, M G Xu, D Cui, D L Ma, C Liu, G B Wang
Objective: To investigate the impacts of ash2 (absent, small, or homeotic)-like (Ash2L) and Jumonji domain-containing protein 3 (Jmjd3) on histone methylation of interferon-gamma(IFN-γ) gene and association with vascular damage of Kawasaki disease (KD) in acute phase. Methods: This study was performed among 36 children with KD in acute phase (KD group) and 28 age-matched health children (control group), who were treated or underwent physical examination in our hospital between February 2015 and June 2016. Patients were further divided into KD groups with or without coronary artery lesions (KD-CAL(+) , 16 cases; KD-CAL(-), 20 cases)...
September 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022387/lactobacillus-plantarum-is-10506-supplementation-reduced-scorad-in-children-with-atopic-dermatitis
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C R S Prakoeswa, N Herwanto, R Prameswari, L Astari, S Sawitri, A N Hidayati, D M Indramaya, E R Kusumowidagdo, I S Surono
Lactobacillus plantarum IS-10506 is a novel probiotic isolated from dadih, an Indonesian traditional fermented buffalo milk. It's in vitro and in vivo probiotic properties have been assessed. Probiotic function has been shown in vivo by the suppression of allergic reactions in BALB/c mice through the action of T-regulatory cells cytokines by balancing Th1 and Th2 immune response. Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic recurrent inflammatory skin disease characterised by the imbalance of Th1 and Th2. The aim of the study was to assess the probiotic function of L...
October 12, 2017: Beneficial Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985770/systemic-inflammation-mediates-the-detrimental-effects-of-obesity-on-asthma-control
#13
X Zhang, J Zheng, L Zhang, Y Liu, G P Chen, H P Zhang, L Wang, D Y Kang, L G Wood, G Wang
BACKGROUND: Obesity negatively impacts asthma control, but the inflammatory mechanisms are poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: To explore which systemic inflammatory mediators mediate the effects of obesity on asthma control. METHODS: The subjects with stable asthma (n = 108) underwent assessment of clinical characteristics, which included usingThe Asthma Control Questionnaire (ACQ)-6. Obesity was defined as a body mass index (BMI) of more than or equal to 30 kg/m2, overweight was defined as BMI between 25 to 29...
October 2, 2017: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937875/multiplex-cytokine-analysis-of-aqueous-humor-from-the-patients-with-chronic-primary-angle-closure-glaucoma
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Roopam Duvesh, George Puthuran, Kavitha Srinivasan, Venkatesh Rengaraj, S R Krishnadas, Sharmila Rajendrababu, Vijayakumar Balakrishnan, Pradeep Ramulu, Periasamy Sundaresan
PURPOSE: To compare the levels of cytokines and growth factor in aqueous humor of the patients with chronic primary angle closure glaucoma (PACG) and cataract. METHODS: Aqueous humor samples were collected from 19 chronic PACG patients and compared with 14 nonglaucomatous controls presenting for cataract surgery. The levels of 27 cytokines and growth factors were measured in the aqueous samples using multiplex bead immunoassay and compared across groups. RESULTS: Significantly higher levels of interleukin (IL)-8 (p < 0...
September 22, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846886/immunomodulatory-effects-induced-by-intramuscular-administration-of-autologous-total-immunoglobulin-g-in-patients-with-atopic-dermatitis
#15
Su-Mi Cho, Myoung-Eun Kim, Byul Kwon, Dong-Ho Nahm
BACKGROUND: Polyvalent human immunoglobulin G (IgG) preparations produced from the plasma pools of healthy blood donors have been used for the treatment of various autoimmune diseases and allergic diseases because of their anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory effects. We hypothesized that intramuscular administration of autologous total IgG would induce immunomodulatory effects in patients with allergic diseases, based on the clinical efficacy of autologous blood therapy in patients with atopic dermatitis (AD)...
November 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831754/comparative-therapeutic-effect-of-steroidal-and-non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-on-pro-inflammatory-cytokine-production-in-water-buffalo-calves-bubalus-bubalis-naturally-infected-with-bronchopneumonia-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#16
Mohamed Abdo Rizk, Motamed Elsayed Mahmoud, Shimaa Abd El-Salam El-Sayed, Doaa Salman
In the current study, we compared the therapeutic effects of a non-steroidal and a steroidal anti-inflammatory drug on the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines, interleukin-1β (IL-1β), interleukin-6 (IL-6), interleukin-12p40 (IL-12p40), interferon gamma (IFNγ), and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) in the blood of water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) calves naturally infected by bronchopneumonia. Twenty-seven buffalo calves (7 ± 2-month-old, 163 ± 12 kg) reared in smallholder farms in El-Dakahlia province in Egypt were identified to have bronchopneumonia and randomly allocated into three equal groups...
December 2017: Tropical Animal Health and Production
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827021/toward-cure-chronic-hepatitis-b-infection-and-hepatocellular-carcinoma-prevention-lessons-learned-from-nucleos-t-ide-analogues-therapy
#17
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Soheil Tavakolpour, Hajar Sadat Mirsafaei, Somayeh Elkaei Behjati, Mojtaba Ghasemiadl, Meisam Akhlaghdoust, Shahnaz Sali
Nucleos(t)ide analogues (NAs) could successfully suppress hepatitis B virus (HBV) replication in patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB). However, due to probable development of drug resistance or low/delayed response, these treatments may not be satisfactory. In addition to the HBV DNA polymerase inhibiting activity, these drugs could lead to changes in cytokines profiles. It is important to monitor these changes so that they could be used as target of treatment. Evaluating the previously reported immune responses due to NAs treatments, it was concluded that interferon-gamma (IFN-γ), tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α), interleukin-4 (IL-4), and IL-12 increase after the treatment...
October 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796897/hookworm-excretory-secretory-products-modulate-immune-responses-to-heterologous-and-species-specific-antigens
#18
Nicholas Diliani, Blaise Dondji
Approximately one billion people are currently infected with hookworm. Despite its high prevalence and the concomitant immune suppression seen in infected individuals, little research has been done on the mechanism of immunosuppression by hookworm. Our study focused on characterizing mechanisms utilized by hookworm to suppress the host immune response. Splenocytes and draining lymph node cells from mice injected with hookworm excretory/secretory (ES) proteins showed decreased proliferation in response to both heterologous and species-specific antigens while also having increased nitric oxide secretion...
August 10, 2017: Parasite Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780074/intra-hepatic-depletion-of-mucosal-associated-invariant-t-cells-in-hepatitis-c-virus-induced-liver-inflammation
#19
Fabian J Bolte, Ashley C O'Keefe, Lauren M Webb, Elisavet Serti, Elenita Rivera, T Jake Liang, Marc Ghany, Barbara Rehermann
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Chronic hepatitis affects phenotypes of innate and adaptive immune cells. Mucosal-associated invariant T (MAIT) cells are enriched in the liver as compared with the blood, respond to intra-hepatic cytokines, and (via the semi-invariant T-cell receptor) to bacteria translocated from the gut. Little is known about the role of MAIT cells in livers of patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and their fate after antiviral therapy. METHODS: We collected blood samples from 42 patients with chronic HCV infection who achieved a sustained virologic response after 12 weeks of treatment with sofosbuvir and velpatasvir...
November 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761880/therapeutic-effects-of-methanol-extract-from-euphorbia-kansui-radix-on-imiquimod-induced-psoriasis
#20
Soo Jeong Kim, Ye Won Jang, Kyung Eun Hyung, Da Kyoung Lee, Kee Hyeob Hyun, So-Young Park, Eon-Sub Park, Kwang Woo Hwang
The roots of Euphorbia kansui, which belong to the family Euphorbiaceae, have been used as a traditional medicine for the treatment of various diseases such as diabetes, ascites, and leukemia. Recently, it was reported that the methylene chloride fraction of E. kansui radix (EKC) regulated the differentiation of Th17 cells and alleviated the symptoms of Th17-related inflammatory bowel disease. Imiquimod (IMQ), a TLR7/8 agonist, has been used to induce psoriasis in a mouse model. In this study, we evaluated the effect of EKC in an IMQ-induced psoriasis model...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
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