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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722020/a-critical-role-of-gas6-axl-signal-in-allergic-airway-responses-during-rsv-vaccine-enhanced-disease
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Takehiko Shibata, Manabu Ato
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common virus that causes lower respiratory infections across a wide range of ages. A licensed RSV vaccine is not available because vaccination with formalin-inactivated RSV (FI-RSV) and the subsequent RSV infection cause not only insufficient induction of neutralizing antibodies but also severe allergic airway responses, termed FI-RSV vaccine enhanced disease (FI-RSV VED). However, the underlying mechanism has not been identified, although a Th2-biased immune response is known to be a hallmark of this disease...
July 19, 2017: Immunology and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710013/murine-bone-marrow-derived-dcs-activated-by-porcine-rotavirus-stimulate-the-th1-subtype-response-in%C3%A2-vitro
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Liping Ye, Yanlong Jiang, Guilian Yang, Wentao Yang, Jingtao Hu, Yulin Cui, Chunwei Shi, Jing Liu, Chunfeng Wang
Rotavirus (RV) infection causes acute, watery dehydrating diarrhea and even death in infants and other young animals, resulting in a severe economic burden; however, little is known about the innate immune mechanisms associated with RV infection. Dendritic cells (DCs), which are professional antigen-presenting cells (APCs), serve as a bridge connecting the innate and adaptive immune system. In this study, the interaction between murine bone marrow-derived DCs (BMDCs) and porcine rotavirus (PRV) was investigated in vitro...
July 12, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707750/arterial-immune-protein-expression-demonstrates-the-complexity-of-immune-responses-in-kawasaki-disease-arteritis
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Scott A Cameron, Steven M White, David Arrollo, Stanford T Shulman, Anne H Rowley
BACKGROUND: A more complete understanding of immune-mediated damage to the coronary arteries in children with Kawasaki disease (KD) is required for improvements in patient treatment and outcomes. We recently reported the transcriptional profile of KD coronary arteritis, and here sought to determine protein expression of transcriptionally upregulated immune genes in KD coronary arteries from the first two months after disease onset. METHODS: We examined the coronary arteries of 12 fatal KD cases and 13 childhood controls for expression of a set of proteins whose genes were highly upregulated in the KD coronary artery transcriptome: allograft inflammatory factor 1 (AIF1), interleukin 18 (IL-18), CD74, CD1c, CD20 (MS4A1), Toll-like receptor 7 (TLR7), and Z-DNA binding protein 1 (ZBP1)...
July 14, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707480/in-ovo-silver-nanoparticle-supplementation-for-improving-the-post-hatch-immunity-status-of-broiler-chickens
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Akshat Goel, Subrat Kumar Bhanja, Manish Mehra, Samir Majumdar, Asitbaran Mandal
Silver nanoparticles (AgNano) are known for their unique physical, chemical and biological properties, enabling cell penetration and anti-inflammatory response. In Experiment 1, the effect of an in ovo administration of AgNano (15 µg/egg; n = 360) at different incubation times (d 7 and d 18) on hatchability parameters was explored. In Experiment 2, post-hatch performance of broilers (42 d, n = 250) was studied after in ovo AgNano administration: Group T1 remained un-injected, Group T2 was the sham control and Groups T3, T4 and T5 were injected with 12...
July 14, 2017: Archives of Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703296/correlation-between-tlr2-tlr3-tlr4-and-tlr9-polymorphisms-and-susceptibility-to-and-prognosis-of-severe-hepatitis-among-the-newborns
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Xiao Qiu, Yubin Dong, Yaqin Cao, Yingmei Luo
BACKGROUND: This study was aimed to explore how toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2), TLR3, TLR4 and TLR9 influenced the risk and prognosis of severe hepatitis among the Chinese newborns. METHODS: Altogether 135 newborns diagnosed with severe hepatitis and 140 healthy newborns were included in this study. Totally 12 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) within TLR2, TLR3, TLR4, and TLR9 were chosen and genotyped by polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP)...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698128/genome-wide-identification-characterization-and-expression-analyses-of-tlrs-in-yesso-scallop-patinopecten-yessoensis-provide-insight-into-the-disparity-of-responses-to-acidifying-exposure-in-bivalves
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Qiang Xing, Huan Liao, Xiaogang Xun, Jing Wang, Zhengrui Zhang, Zujing Yang, Xiaoting Huang, Zhenmin Bao
Toll-like receptors (TLRs) play a crucial role in innate immunity by recognizing specific pathogen-associated molecular patterns, including lipoproteins, lipopeptides, lipopolysaccharide, flagellin, dsRNA, ssRNA and CpG DNA motifs. Although significant effects of TLRs on immunity have been reported in most vertebrates and some invertebrates, the complete TLR superfamily has not been systematically characterized in scallops. In this study, 18 TLR genes were identified from Yesso scallop (Patinopecten yessoensis) using whole-genome scanning...
July 8, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698126/molecular-characterization-and-expression-analyses-of-toll-like-receptor-5-induced-by-vibrio-parahaemolyticus-antigens-in-pacific-red-snapper
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Martha Reyes-Becerril, Erika Alamillo, Sergio Rosales-Mendoza, Felipe Ascencio, M Angeles Esteban, Carlos Angulo
Toll-like receptor 5 (TLR5) is a member of TLRs family responsible for the bacterial flagellin recognition in vertebrates. Herein, the TLR5M gene structure of Pacific red snapper (Lutjanus peru) was characterized. The full-length cDNA of LpTLR5M comprises an open reading frame (ORF) of 2715 bp, encoding a polypeptide of 904 amino acids including 9 LRRs (residues 119-562) and one LRR-CT domain (residues 593-646) at the extracellular region, and a TIR domain (residues 710-904) in the cytoplasmic region. The amino acid sequence in L...
July 8, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690610/toll-like-receptor-4-inhibition-improves-oxidative-stress-and-mitochondrial-health-in-isoproterenol-induced-cardiac-hypertrophy-in-rats
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Parmeshwar B Katare, Pankaj K Bagul, Amit K Dinda, Sanjay K Banerjee
BACKGROUND: Inflammation remains a crucial factor for progression of cardiac diseases and cardiac hypertrophy remains an important cause of cardiac failure over all age groups. As a key regulator of inflammation, toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) plays an important role in pathogenesis of cardiac diseases. Being an important regulator of innate immunity, the precise pathway of TLR4-mediated cardiac complications is yet to be established. Therefore, the primary objective of the present study was to find the role of TLR4 in cardiac hypertrophy and the molecular mechanism thereof...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676095/toll-like-receptor-4-stimulation-with-monophosphoryl-lipid-a-ameliorates-motor-deficits-and-nigral-neurodegeneration-triggered-by-extraneuronal-%C3%AE-synucleinopathy
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Serena Venezia, Violetta Refolo, Alexia Polissidis, Leonidas Stefanis, Gregor K Wenning, Nadia Stefanova
BACKGROUND: Alpha-synuclein (α-syn) aggregation represents the pathological hallmark of α-synucleinopathies like Parkinson's disease (PD), dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), and multiple system atrophy (MSA). Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are a family of highly conserved molecules that recognize pathogen-associated molecular patterns and define the innate immunity response. It was previously shown that TLR4 plays a role in the clearance of α-syn, suggesting that TLR4 up-regulation in microglia may be a natural mechanism to improve the clearance of α-syn...
July 4, 2017: Molecular Neurodegeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670908/effects-of-lactobacillus-rhamnosus-gg-on-the-maturation-and-differentiation-of-dendritic-cells-in-rotavirus-infected-mice
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Y Jiang, L Ye, Y Cui, G Yang, W Yang, J Wang, J Hu, W Gu, C Shi, H Huang, C Wang
Rotavirus-related diarrhoea is considered one of the most important diseases in field animal production. In addition to the classic vaccine strategy, a number of studies have utilised probiotics, such as Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG), to prevent rotavirus-induced diarrhoea. Although it has been partially revealed that Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are involved in the LGG-mediated protection against rotavirus infection, the details of the underlying immunologic mechanisms remain largely unknown. In this study, three-to-four-week-old female BALB/c mice were divided into three groups and orally administered phosphate buffered saline (PBS), PBS plus rotavirus or LGG plus rotavirus, respectively...
July 3, 2017: Beneficial Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662082/combination-of-poly-i-c-and-pam3csk4-enhances-activation-of-b-cells-in-vitro-and-boosts-antibody-responses-to-protein-vaccines-in-vivo
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Genevieve M Weir, Mohan Karkada, David Hoskin, Marianne M Stanford, Lisa MacDonald, Marc Mansour, Robert S Liwski
Vaccines that can rapidly induce strong and robust antibody-mediated immunity could improve protection from certain infectious diseases for which current vaccine formulations are inefficient. For indications such as anthrax and influenza, antibody production in vivo is a correlate of efficacy. Toll-like receptor (TLR) agonists are frequently studied for their role as vaccine adjuvants, largely because of their ability to enhance initiation of immune responses to antigens by activating dendritic cells. However, TLRs are also expressed on B cells and may contribute to effective B cell activation and promote differentiation into antigen-specific antibody producing plasma cells in vivo...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658176/circulating-fibrocytes-are-involved-in-inflammation-and-leukocyte-trafficking-in-neonates-with-necrotizing-enterocolitis
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Ye Liu, Shang Qingjuan, Zongwei Gao, Chun Deng, Yan Wang, Chunbao Guo
Fibrocytes, ahematopoietic stem cell source of fibroblasts/myofibroblasts, were previously implicated to infiltrate into the intestinal and enhance inflammation.The aims of the present study were to elucidate the role of fibrocytes in necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) pathogenesis and to explore the mechanisms by which fibrocytes contributed to the inflammatory responses.We investigated circulating and intestinal local fibrocytes from 32 patients with NEC, 8 patients with noninflammatory conditions of the gastrointestinal tract and 12 normal subjects...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632732/fructo-oligosaccharides-and-intestinal-barrier-function-in-a-methionine-choline-deficient-mouse-model-of-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis
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Kotaro Matsumoto, Mayuko Ichimura, Koichi Tsuneyama, Yuki Moritoki, Hiromichi Tsunashima, Katsuhisa Omagari, Masumi Hara, Ichiro Yasuda, Hiroshi Miyakawa, Kentaro Kikuchi
Impairments in intestinal barrier function, epithelial mucins, and tight junction proteins have been reported to be associated with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. Prebiotic fructo-oligosaccharides restore balance in the gastrointestinal microbiome. This study was conducted to determine the effects of dietary fructo-oligosaccharides on intestinal barrier function and steatohepatitis in methionine-choline-deficient mice. Three groups of 12-week-old male C57BL/6J mice were studied for 3 weeks; specifically, mice were fed a methionine-choline-deficient diet, a methionine-choline-deficient diet plus 5% fructo-oligosaccharides in water, or a normal control diet...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625263/-bacterial-endotoxin-induced-endothelial-cell-injury-and-calcium-overload-associated-with-toll-like-receptor-and-calcium-signal
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Jianguo Xiao, Qing Song, Tanshi Li, Rongju Sun
OBJECTIVE: To explore the effect of toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4), myeloid differentiation protein-2 (MD2), and stromal interaction molecular 1 (STIM1) for regulating human vascular endothelial calcium overload injury and inflammatory reaction induced by bacterial endotoxin (LPS). METHODS: Human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) were cultured in Dulbecco's modification of Eagle's medium (DMEM). (1) The levels of TLR4, MD2 and nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) were detected by reverse transcriotion-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) before and 0...
February 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620394/vitamin-d-counteracts-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-induced-cathelicidin-downregulation-in-dendritic-cells-and-allows-th1-differentiation-and-ifn%C3%AE-secretion
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Anna K O Rode, Martin Kongsbak, Marie M Hansen, Daniel Villalba Lopez, Trine B Levring, Anders Woetmann, Niels Ødum, Charlotte M Bonefeld, Carsten Geisler
Tuberculosis (TB) presents a serious health problem with approximately one-third of the world's population infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis in a latent state. Experience from the pre-antibiotic era and more recent clinical studies have established a beneficial role of sunlight and vitamin D in patients with TB. At the same time, experimental data have shown that Th1 cells through production of IFNγ are crucial for cathelicidin release by macrophages, bacterial killing, and containment of M. tuberculosis in granulomas...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620271/glutamine-ameliorates-mucosal-damage-caused-by-immune-responses-to-duck-plague-virus
#16
Yuanyuan Zhang, Lili Zhao, Yan Zhou, Chenxi Diao, Lingxia Han, Niu Yinjie, Shengwang Liu, Hongyan Chen
The immune-releasing effects of L-glutamine (Gln) supplementation in duck plague virus (DPV)-infected ducklings were evaluated in 120 seven-day-old ducklings that were divided into 8 groups. The ducklings in control and DPV, 0.5Gln and DPV + 0.5Gln, 1.0Gln and DPV + 1.0Gln, and 2.0Gln and DPV + 2.0Gln received 0, 0.5, 1.0, and 2.0 g of Gln/kg feed/d by gastric perfusion, respectively. Then, the ducklings in control to 2.0Gln were injected with 0.2 mL of phosphate-buffered saline, while those in DPV to DPV + 2...
April 2017: Dose-response: a Publication of International Hormesis Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611775/inhibition-of-myeloid-differentiation-factor-88-reduces-human-and-mouse-t-cell-interleukin-17-and-ifn%C3%AE-production-and-ameliorates-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis-induced-in-mice
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Shira Dishon, Shmuel J Cohen, Irun R Cohen, Gabriel Nussbaum
Myeloid differentiation factor 88 (MyD88) recruits signaling proteins to the intracellular domain of receptors belonging to the toll-like/interleukin-1 (IL-1) receptor superfamily. Mice lacking MyD88 are highly susceptible to infectious diseases, but tend to resist experimentally induced autoimmune diseases such as experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) and manifest diminished allograft rejection. We reasoned that inhibition of MyD88 should influence the cytokine profile of responding T cells by blocking costimulatory molecule expression by antigen-presenting cells (APCs) and by inhibiting T-cell responses to IL-18...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595383/cooperative-interactions-between-toll-like-receptor-2-and-toll-like-receptor-4-in-murine-klebsiella-pneumoniae-infections
#18
Hee-Yeon Jeon, Jong-Hyung Park, Jin-Il Park, Jun-Young Kim, Sun-Min Seo, Seung-Hoon Ham, Eui-Suk Jeong, Yang-Kyu Choi
Klebsiella pneumoniae is an opportunistic and clinically significant emerging pathogen. We investigated the relative roles of Toll-like receptor (TLR) 2 and TLR4 in initiating host defenses against K. pneumoniae. TLR2 knockout (KO), TLR4 KO, TLR2/4 double KO (DKO), and wild-type (WT) mice were inoculated with K. pneumoniae. Mice in each group were sacrificed after either 12 or 24 hours, and lungs, livers, and blood were harvested to enumerate bacterial colony-forming units (CFU). Cytokine and chemokine levels were analyzed using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and real-time PCR, and pneumonia severity was determined by histopathological analysis...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592890/polymorphism-in-the-gene-encoding-toll-like-receptor-10-may-be-associated-with-asthma-after-bronchiolitis
#19
Sari Törmänen, Matti Korppi, Johanna Teräsjärvi, Juho Vuononvirta, Petri Koponen, Merja Helminen, Qiushui He, Kirsi Nuolivirta
Toll-like receptors (TLRs) recognise microbes that contribute to the severity of bronchiolitis and the subsequent risk of asthma. We evaluated whether post-bronchiolitis asthma was associated with polymorphisms in the TLR3 rs3775291, TLR4 rs4986790, TLR7 rs179008, TLR8 rs2407992, TLR9 rs187084, and TLR10 rs4129009 genes. The gene polymorphisms were studied at the age of 6.4 years (mean) in 135 children hospitalised for bronchiolitis in infancy. The outcome measure was current or previous asthma. Current asthma was more common (30%) in children with the variant AG or GG genotype in the TLR10 rs4129009 gene versus those who were homozygous for the major allele A (11%) (p = 0...
June 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592648/allelic-variation-in-the-toll-like-receptor-adaptor-protein-ticam2-contributes-to-sars-coronavirus-pathogenesis-in-mice
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Lisa E Gralinski, Vineet D Menachery, Andrew P Morgan, Allison L Totura, Anne Beall, Jacob Kocher, Jessica Plante, D Corinne Harrison-Shostak, Alexandra Schäfer, Fernando Pardo-Manuel de Villena, Martin T Ferris, Ralph S Baric
Host genetic variation is known to contribute to differential pathogenesis following infection. Mouse models allow direct assessment of host genetic factors responsible for susceptibility to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV). Based on an assessment of early stage lines from the Collaborative Cross mouse multi-parent population, we identified two lines showing highly divergent susceptibilities to SARS-CoV: the resistant CC003/Unc and the susceptible CC053/Unc. We generated 264 F2 mice between these strains, and infected them with SARS-CoV...
June 7, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
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