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Jee Youn Hwang, Kesavan Markkandan, Mun Gyeong Kwon, Jung Soo Seo, Seung-Il Yoo, Seong Don Hwang, Maeng-Hyun Son, Junhyung Park
Olive flounder (Paralichthys olivaceus) is one of the most valuable marine aquatic species in South Korea and faces tremendous exposure to the viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus (VHSV). Given the growing importance of flounder, it is therefore essential to understand the host defense of P. olivaceus against VHSV infection, but studies on its immune mechanism are hindered by the lack of genomic resources. In this study, the P. olivaceus was infected with disease-causing VHSV isolates, ADC-VHS2012-11 and ADC-VHS2014-5 which showed moderate virulent (20% mortality) and high virulent (65% mortality), in order to investigate the effect of difference in pathogenicity in head kidney during 1, 3, 7 days of post-infection using Illumina sequencing...
March 9, 2018: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
Vasilios Kalas, Michael E Hibbing, Amarendar Reddy Maddirala, Ryan Chugani, Jerome S Pinkner, Laurel K Mydock-McGrane, Matt S Conover, James W Janetka, Scott J Hultgren
Treatment of bacterial infections is becoming a serious clinical challenge due to the global dissemination of multidrug antibiotic resistance, necessitating the search for alternative treatments to disarm the virulence mechanisms underlying these infections. Uropathogenic Escherichia coli (UPEC) employs multiple chaperone-usher pathway pili tipped with adhesins with diverse receptor specificities to colonize various host tissues and habitats. For example, UPEC F9 pili specifically bind galactose or N -acetylgalactosamine epitopes on the kidney and inflamed bladder...
March 5, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Jata Shankar, Gustavo C Cerqueira, Jennifer R Wortman, Karl V Clemons, David A Stevens
With the increasing numbers of immunocompromised hosts, Aspergillus fumigatus emerges as a lethal opportunistic fungal pathogen. Understanding innate and acquired immunity responses of the host is important for a better therapeutic strategy to deal with aspergillosis patients. To determine the transcriptome in the kidneys in aspergillosis, we employed RNA-Seq to obtain single 76-base reads of whole-genome transcripts of murine kidneys on a temporal basis (days 0; uninfected, 1, 2, 3 and 8) during invasive aspergillosis...
March 2, 2018: Mycopathologia
Liangliang Mu, Xiaoxue Yin, Yanhui Xiao, Xia Bian, Yanjian Yang, Liting Wu, Jianmin Ye
Collectins, a subfamily of the C-type lectins, are able to bind non-self glycoconjugates on the surface of microorganisms and inhibit infection by direct neutralization, agglutination and/or opsonization, which play important roles in innate immunity. In this study, a CL11X1-like collectin (OnCL11X1) was identified from Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) and characterized at expression and agglutination functional levels. The open reading frame of OnCL11X1 is 840 bp of nucleotide sequence encoding polypeptides of 279 amino acids...
February 23, 2018: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
Ester Arévalo Sureda, Olena Prykhodko, Björn Weström
Gut maturation naturally accelerates at weaning in altricial mammalian species, such as the rat. Mimicking this, gut development can also be induced precociously, 3-4 d earlier than it would occur naturally, by enteral exposure to phytohaemagglutinin (PHA), or various proteases. We investigated the early effects of gut provocation on intestinal barrier and pancreatic functions, to get a better understanding of the mechanisms that initiate gut maturation. The effects of oral administration of protease (trypsin) or PHA to 14-d-old suckling rats were studied during 24 h in comparison with water-fed controls...
February 19, 2018: British Journal of Nutrition
Jin Wei, Jie Zhang, Lei Wang, Byeong Cha, Shan Jiang, Ruisheng Liu
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a major health issue in the United States. The typical five-sixths nephrectomy (typical 5/6 NX) is a widely used experimental CKD model. However, the typical 5/6 NX model is hypertensive in rats, but strain dependent in mice. In particular, C57BL/6 mice with the typical 5/6 NX exhibits normal blood pressure and well-preserved renal function. The goal of the present study is to create a new hypertensive CKD model in C57BL/6 mice. We first characterized the vascular architecture originated from each renal artery branch by confocal laser scanning microscopy with fluorescent lectin...
February 7, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
Karrington McLeod, John T Walker, Douglas W Hamilton
A member of the lectin family, galectin-3 is a 250 amino-acid protein that contains a C-terminus carbohydrate recognition domain (CRD) that recognizes β-galactosides. Considered to have certain common properties associated with matricellular proteins, galectin-3 is expressed in the dermis and epidermis in healthy skin and is upregulated in skin healing, peaking at day 1 post wounding in mice. Galectin-3 has been implicated in several processes central to the wound healing response, specifically in the regulation of inflammation, macrophage polarization, angiogenesis, fibroblast to myofibroblast transition and re-epithelialization...
January 25, 2018: Journal of Cell Communication and Signaling
Ditmer T Talsma, Kirankumar Katta, Marieke A B Ettema, Berna Kel, Marion Kusche-Gullberg, Moh R Daha, Coen A Stegeman, Jacob van den Born, Lianchun Wang
Inflammation plays a vital role in the development of diabetic nephropathy, but the underlying regulatory mechanisms are only partially understood. Our previous studies demonstrated that, during acute inflammation, endothelial heparan sulfate (HS) contributes to the adhesion and transendothelial migration of leukocytes into perivascular tissues by direct interaction with L-selectin and the presentation of bound chemokines. In the current study, we aimed to assess the role of endothelial HS on chronic renal inflammation and fibrosis in a diabetic nephropathy mouse model...
January 12, 2018: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
Simone Bettini, Valeria Franceschini, Laura Astolfi, Edi Simoni, Benedetta Mazzanti, Alessandro Martini, Roberto P Revoltella
BACKGROUND: Kanamycin, mainly used in the treatment of drug-resistant-tuberculosis, is known to cause irreversible hearing loss. Using the xeno-transplant model, we compared both in vitro and in vivo characteristics of human mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) derived from adult tissues, bone marrow (BM-MSCs) and adipose tissue (ADSCs). These tissues were selected for their availability, in vitro multipotency and regenerative potential in vivo in kanamycin-deafened nod-scid mice. METHODS: MSCs were isolated from informed donors and expanded ex vivo...
December 12, 2017: Cytotherapy
Rui Dong, Min Zhang, Qunying Hu, Shan Zheng, Andrew Soh, Yijie Zheng, Hui Yuan
Galectin-3 is a member of the galectin family, which are β‑galactoside‑binding lectins with ≥1 evolutionary conserved carbohydrate‑recognition domain. It binds proteins in a carbohydrate‑dependent and ‑independent manner. Galectin‑3 is predominantly located in the cytoplasm; however, it shuttles into the nucleus and is secreted onto the cell surface and into biological fluids including serum and urine. It serves important functions in numerous biological activities including cell growth, apoptosis, pre‑mRNA splicing, differentiation, transformation, angiogenesis, inflammation, fibrosis and host defense...
February 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
Ester Arévalo Sureda, Catherine Gidlund, Björn Weström, Olena Prykhodko
AIM: To investigate whether gut maturation could be induced precociously in an athymic T-cell deficient neonatal rat model. METHODS: Fourteen day-old athymic (nude) rats (NIH- Foxn 1rnu ) were gavaged with either phytohaemagglutinin - a lectin from red kidney beans (PHA); trypsin - a protease (Prot); or water - vehicle (control) as a single dose on one day or once a day for 3-day. The nude rats were either nurtured by their mothers or cross-fostered by conventional foster dams of the Sprague-Dawley strain from days 3-5 after birth...
November 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
Li Ou, Michael J Przybilla, Brenda Koniar, Chester B Whitley
Mucopolysaccharidosis type I (MPS I) is a lysosomal disease resulting from deficiency in the α-L-iduronidase (IDUA) hydrolase and subsequent accumulation of glycosaminoglycan (GAG). Clinically, enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) with IDUA achieves negligible neurological benefits presumably due to blood-brain-barrier (BBB) limitations. To investigate the plant lectin ricin B chain (RTB) as a novel carrier for enzyme delivery to the brain, an IDUA:RTB fusion protein (IDUAL), produced in N. benthamiana leaves, was tested in a murine model of Hurler syndrome (MPS I)...
February 2018: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
Weiju Wu, Chengfei Liu, Conrad A Farrar, Liang Ma, Xia Dong, Steven H Sacks, Ke Li, Wuding Zhou
Collectin-11 is a recently described soluble C-type lectin, a pattern recognition molecule of the innate immune system that has distinct roles in host defense, embryonic development, and acute inflammation. However, little is known regarding the role of collectin-11 in tissue fibrosis. Here, we investigated collectin-11 in the context of renal ischemia-reperfusion injury. Compared with wild-type littermate controls, Collec11 deficient (CL-11-/- ) mice had significantly reduced renal functional impairment, tubular injury, renal leukocyte infiltration, renal tissue inflammation/fibrogenesis, and collagen deposition in the kidneys after renal ischemia-reperfusion injury...
January 2018: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
Bice Avallone, Raimondo Cerciello, Patrizia Cretì, Carmela Pizzoleo, Rosaria Scudiero, Monica Tizzano, Raffaele Panzuto, Palma Simoniello, Maria Rosa Montinari, Chiara M Motta
The effects of an exposure to cadmium chloride 0.47μM for 150days were studied in kidneys of juveniles Sparus aurata by a multidisciplinary approach so to correlate uptake and detoxification potential to changes in brush border and glycocalyx sugar composition. Results demonstrated that cadmium concentration in kidney significantly increased from day 30 reaching a plateau on day 120 while metallothioneins reached a peak on day 90 and by day 120 were already decreasing to control values. Cytological damage was extensive on day 90, clearly detectable at both structural and ultrastructural levels, in tubular cells and brush-border...
December 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
Lihe Chen, Jae Wook Lee, Chung-Lin Chou, Anil V Nair, Maria A Battistone, Teodor G Păunescu, Maria Merkulova, Sylvie Breton, Jill W Verlander, Susan M Wall, Dennis Brown, Maurice B Burg, Mark A Knepper
Prior RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) studies have identified complete transcriptomes for most renal epithelial cell types. The exceptions are the cell types that make up the renal collecting duct, namely intercalated cells (ICs) and principal cells (PCs), which account for only a small fraction of the kidney mass, but play critical physiological roles in the regulation of blood pressure, extracellular fluid volume, and extracellular fluid composition. To enrich these cell types, we used FACS that employed well-established lectin cell surface markers for PCs and type B ICs, as well as a newly identified cell surface marker for type A ICs, c-Kit...
November 14, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Patrícia Kellen Martins Oliveira Brito, Thiago Eleutério Gonçalves, Fabrício Freitas Fernandes, Camila Botelho Miguel, Wellington Francisco Rodrigues, Javier Emílio Lazo Chica, Maria Cristina Roque-Barreira, Thiago Aparecido da Silva
Toll-like receptors (TLR) contain N-glycans, which are important glycotargets for plant lectins, to induce immunomodulation. The lectin ArtinM obtained from Artocarpus heterophyllus interacts with TLR2 N-glycans to stimulate IL-12 production by antigen-presenting cells and to drive the immune response toward the Th1 axis, conferring resistance against intracellular pathogens. This immunomodulatory effect was demonstrated by subcutaneously injecting (s.c.) ArtinM (0.5 μg) in infected mice. In this study, we evaluated the systemic implications of ArtinM administration in naïve BALB/c mice...
2017: PloS One
Yongfang Qin, Jingjing Liu, Jiao Liu, Fengqi Hu
The innate immune system serves as the frontline defense against invading pathogens and initiates an inflammatory response to microorganisms. Collectins are C-type lectins that are structurally characterized by a collagen-like sequence and a carbohydrate recognition domain. Moreover, they are widely expressed throughout the body and are involved in the innate immunity against a variety of pathogens, regulating inflammation, and protecting the lungs from pathogens. Recently, two classical collectins, surfactant protein A (SP-A) and surfactant protein D (SP-D), as well as novel collectin 11, were found present in urinary tract tissues...
October 25, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
Jonna R Bank, Pieter van der Pol, Dianne Vreeken, Catherine Monge-Chaubo, Ingeborg M Bajema, Nicole Schlagwein, Daniëlle J van Gijlswijk, Sandra W van der Kooij, Marlies E J Reinders, Johan W de Fijter, Cees van Kooten
Background: Kidney injury molecule-1 (KIM-1) and neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) are promising biomarkers for monitoring delayed graft function (DGF) after kidney transplantation. Here we investigated localization and distribution of KIM-1 and NGAL staining in renal allograft biopsies and studied their association with histological features, functional DGF (fDGF) and the tubular function slope (TFS), a functioning proximal tubular epithelial cell (PTEC) marker. Methods: Day 10 protocol biopsies of 64 donation after circulatory death recipients were stained for KIM-1 and NGAL and the positive area was quantified using ImageJ software...
December 1, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
Yu-Jie Liao, Rong-Shuang Huang, Wei-Jing Lai, Fang Liu, Liang Ma, Yuan-Sheng Xie, Stephen Salerno, Yi Li, Ping Fu
Background: Cyclosporine A (CsA) is a commonly used clinical immunosuppressant. However, CsA exposure in rabbits during the gestation period was shown to cause a postnatal decrease in the number of nephrons, with the effects remaining unknown. In this study, we aimed to explore the effects of CsA on metanephros development in the pregnant BALB/c mice. Methods: Pregnant mice were randomly divided into two groups, and CsA (10 mg·kg(-1)·d(-1)) was subcutaneously injected from gestation day 10...
September 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
Shuai Jiang, Li Sun
CD209 is an immune receptor that plays an important role in the initiation of innate immunity and activation of adaptive immunity in mammals. However, much less is known about the immunological function of CD209 in lower vertebrates. In the present study, we examined the immune effect of a CD209 homologue (CsCD209) from the teleost fish tongue sole Cynoglossus semilaevis. CsCD209 possesses a lectin domain that shares high levels of similarity with the lectin domains of human and mouse CD209. CsCD209 expression was most abundant in kidney and blood and was significantly upregulated during bacterial infection...
September 4, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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