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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157306/a-pilot-study-of-the-immunogenicity-of-a-9-peptide-breast-cancer-vaccine-plus-poly-iclc-in-early-stage-breast-cancer
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Patrick M Dillon, Gina R Petroni, Mark E Smolkin, David R Brenin, Kimberly A Chianese-Bullock, Kelly T Smith, Walter C Olson, Ibrahim S Fanous, Carmel J Nail, Christiana M Brenin, Emily H Hall, Craig L Slingluff
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer remains a leading cause of cancer death worldwide. There is evidence that immunotherapy may play a role in the eradication of residual disease. Peptide vaccines for immunotherapy are capable of durable immune memory, but vaccines alone have shown sparse clinical activity against breast cancer to date. Toll-like receptor (TLR) agonists and helper peptides are excellent adjuvants for vaccine immunotherapy and they are examined in this human clinical trial. METHODS: A vaccine consisting of 9 MHC class I-restricted breast cancer-associated peptides (from MAGE-A1, -A3, and -A10, CEA, NY-ESO-1, and HER2 proteins) was combined with a TLR3 agonist, poly-ICLC, along with a helper peptide derived from tetanus toxoid...
November 21, 2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142418/marantodes-pumilum-blume-kuntze-inhibited-secretion-of-lipopolysaccharide-and-monosodium-urate-crystal-stimulated-cytokines-and-plasma-prostaglandin-e2
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Eldiza Puji Rahmi, Jamia Azdina Jamal, Endang Kumolosasi, Juriyati Jalil, Nor-Ashila Aladdin
Background: Marantodes pumilum is traditionally used for dysentery, gonorrhea, and sickness in the bones. Previous studies revealed its antibacterial and xanthine oxidase inhibitory activities. Objective: To evaluate the inhibitory effects of three M. pumilum varieties on the secretion of lipopolysaccharide (LPS)- and monosodium urate crystal (MSU)-induced cytokines and plasma prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) in vitro. Materials and Methods: The leaves and roots of M...
October 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128927/toll-like-receptors-participate-in-naegleria-fowleri-recognition
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Moisés Martínez-Castillo, Leopoldo Santos-Argumedo, José Manuel Galván-Moroyoqui, Jesús Serrano-Luna, Mineko Shibayama
Naegleria fowleri is a protozoan that invades the central nervous system and causes primary amoebic meningoencephalitis. It has been reported that N. fowleri induces an important inflammatory response during the infection. In the present study, we evaluated the roles of Toll-like receptors in the recognition of N. fowleri trophozoites by human mucoepithelial cells, analyzing the expression and production of innate immune response mediators. After amoebic interactions with NCI-H292 cells, the expression and production levels of IL-8, TNF-α, IL-1β, and human beta defensin-2 were evaluated by RT-PCR, ELISA, immunofluorescence, and dot blot assays, respectively...
November 11, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080789/apicomplexan-profilins-in-vaccine-development-applied-to-bovine-neosporosis
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Florencia C Mansilla, Alejandra V Capozzo
Neospora caninum, an intracellular protozoan parasite from the phylum Apicomplexa, is the etiologic agent of neosporosis, a disease considered as a major cause of reproductive loss in cattle and neuromuscular disease in dogs. Bovine neosporosis has a great economic impact in both meat and dairy industries, related to abortion, premature culling and reduced milk yields. Although many efforts have been made to restrain bovine neosporosis, there are still no efficacious control methods. Many vaccine-development studies focused in the apicomplexan proteins involved in the adhesion and invasion of the host cell...
October 31, 2017: Experimental Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075930/tlr4-polymorphisms-affect-stroke-risk-and-inflammatory-response-in-chinese-ischemic-stroke-patients
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Lian Gu, Jingyan Huang, Baoyun Liang, Qing Chen, Juanjuan Xie, Junwei Yang, Yan Yan, Qianli Tang
This study aimed to evaluate the association of the toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) polymorphisms rs1927914, rs10759932, and rs11536889 with susceptibility to ischemic stroke (IS) and the serum levels of inflammatory cytokines. A total of 816 IS patients and 816 control subjects were genotyped using Sequenom MassARRAY technology. The serum levels of interleukin 1 beta (IL-1β), interleukin 6 (IL-6), interleukin 8 (IL-8), and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFα) were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
October 26, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061850/the-brucella-effector-protein-tcpb-induces-degradation-of-inflammatory-caspases-and-thereby-subverts-noncanonical-inflammasome-activation-in-macrophages
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Padmaja Jakka, Swapna Namani, Subathra Murugan, Nivedita Rai, Girish Radhakrishnan
The inflammasome contains intracellular receptors that recognize various pathogen-associated molecular patterns and play crucial roles in innate immune responses to invading pathogens. Noncanonical inflammasome activation is mediated by caspase 4/11, which recognizes intracellular LPS and promotes pyroptosis and secretion of proinflammatory cytokines. Brucella species are infectious intracellular pathogens that replicate in professional and nonprofessional phagocytic cells and subvert immune responses for chronic persistence in the host...
October 23, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017654/-therapeutic-effect-of-hesperidin-on-severe-acute-pancreatitis-in-rats-and-its-mechanism
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Min Li, Zhisong Guo, Huanzhang Shao, Bingyu Qin
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the protective effect of hesperidin on severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) in rats and its related mechanism. METHODS: Sixty male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into five groups (n = 12 in each group): sham group, SAP model group, dexamethasone group (5 mg/kg), low and high dose of hesperidin groups (10 mg/kg and 20 mg/kg). SAP rats were administered a retrograde infusion of 3.5% sodium taurocholate solution into the biliopancreatic duct after laparotomy...
October 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990079/effect-of-mir%C3%A2-146a%C3%A2-5p-on-tumor-growth-in-nsclc-using-chick-chorioallantoic-membrane-assay-and-bioinformatics-investigation
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Wen-Ting Huang, Wei-Luan Cen, Rong-Quan He, You Xie, Yu Zhang, Ping Li, Ting-Qing Gan, Gang Chen, Xiao-Hua Hu
Our previous study demonstrated that the expression of miR‑146a‑5p was downregulated in non‑small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) tissue, which affected the progression and prognosis of patients with NSCLC. Thus, the present study was conducted to investigate the functional mechanism of miR‑146a‑5p in tumorigenesis and angiogenesis in NSCLC. Following the construction of a H460 NSCLC cell line in which miR‑146a‑5p was overexpressed via lentivirus transduction, the NSCLC chick embryo chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) model was established by transplanting miR‑146a‑5p‑overexpressing NSCLC cells into the CAM...
December 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923349/katp-channel-block-inhibits-the-toll-like-receptor-2-mediated-stimulation-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-by-suppressing-the-activation-of-akt-mtor-jnk-and-p38-mapk
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Yoon Jeong Nam, Arum Kim, Min Sung Lee, Dong Suep Sohn, Chung Soo Lee
Changes in the KATP channel activity have been shown to regulate inflammation and immune responses. Using human keratinocytes, we investigated the effect of KATP channel inhibition on inflammatory mediator production in relation to the Toll like receptor-2-mediated-Akt, mTOR and NF-κB pathways, as well as JNK and p38-MAPK, which regulate the transcription genes involved in immune and inflammatory responses. 5-Hydroxydecanoate (a selective KATP channel blocker), glibenclamide (a cell surface and mitochondrial KATP channel inhibitor), the Akt inhibitor, rapamycin, Bay 11-7085 and N-acetylcysteine reduced the lipoteichoic acid- or peptidoglycan-induced production of cytokines and chemokines, and production of reactive oxygen species and increased the levels and activities of Kir 6...
November 15, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922655/zymosan-a-protects-the-hematopoietic-system-from-radiation-induced-damage-by-targeting-tlr2-signaling-pathway
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Jicong Du, Ying Cheng, Suhe Dong, Pei Zhang, Jiaming Guo, Jiaqi Han, Fu Gao, Hainan Zhao, Ding Sun, Jianguo Cui, Jianming Cai, Cong Liu
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The hematopoietic system is vulnerable to ionizing radiation and is often severely damaged by radiation. Molecules affecting radioresistance include Toll-like receptor 2. We investigated whether Zymosan-A, a novel TLR2 agonist, can protect the hematopoietic system from radiation-induced damage after total body irradiation. METHODS: Mice were exposed to total body radiation after treatment with Zymosan-A or normal saline, and their survival was recorded...
2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921377/basophils-activated-via-tlr-signaling-may-contribute-to-pathophysiology-of-type-1-autoimmune-pancreatitis
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Masato Yanagawa, Kazushige Uchida, Yugo Ando, Takashi Tomiyama, Takashi Yamaguchi, Tsukasa Ikeura, Toshiro Fukui, Akiyoshi Nishio, Yoshiko Uemura, Takayuki Miyara, Hiroyuki Okamoto, Souhei Satoi, Kazuichi Okazaki
BACKGROUND: Pathophysiology of type 1 autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) is still unclear. We previously reported that M2 macrophages might play an important role in type 1 AIP. Recently, it has been reported that basophils regulate differentiation to M2 macrophages. In this study, we investigated basophils from the pancreatic tissue and peripheral blood of individuals with type 1 AIP. METHODS: By using immunohistochemistry, we investigated basophils in pancreatic tissue from 13 patients with type 1 AIP and examined expression of toll-like receptors (TLRs) by these cells...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899709/phosphorylation-of-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-at-serine-1047-in-cultured-lung-alveolar-epithelial-cells-by-bradykinin-b2-receptor-stimulation
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Shunsuke Izumi, Sayomi Higa-Nakamine, Hiroyuki Nishi, Hidetsugu Torihara, Ayako Uehara, Kazuhiro Sugahara, Manabu Kakinohana, Hideyuki Yamamoto
Accumulating evidence indicates that epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is desensitized by phosphorylation of serine 1047 (Ser1047). We and other groups have reported that stimulation of a receptor of tumor-necrosis factor α (TNFα) and Toll-like receptor 5 (TLR5) induced the phosphorylation of Ser1047 through activation of p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (p38 MAPK) in cultured lung alveolar epithelial A549 cells. However, phosphorylation of EGFR at Ser1047 by stimulation of any G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) has not been reported in any cultured cells...
September 9, 2017: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890547/innate-immunity-in-tuberculosis-host-defense-vs-pathogen-evasion
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Cui Hua Liu, Haiying Liu, Baoxue Ge
The major innate immune cell types involved in tuberculosis (TB) infection are macrophages, dendritic cells (DCs), neutrophils and natural killer (NK) cells. These immune cells recognize the TB-causing pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) through various pattern recognition receptors (PRRs), including but not limited to Toll-like receptors (TLRs), Nod-like receptors (NLRs) and C-type lectin receptors (CLRs). Upon infection by Mtb, the host orchestrates multiple signaling cascades via the PRRs to launch a variety of innate immune defense functions such as phagocytosis, autophagy, apoptosis and inflammasome activation...
September 11, 2017: Cellular & Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857981/toll-like-receptor-7-staining-in-malignant-epithelial-tumors
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Regina Franz, Nathalie Ritter, Rüdiger Hein, Tilo Biedermann, Mohammed Al-Sisi, Kilian Eyerich, Natalie Garzorz-Stark, Christian Andres
BACKGROUND: As important players of the innate immune system, Toll-like receptors (TLRs) and their role for tumorigenesis have been in the focus of research. In particular TLR7 is an interesting candidate, as TLR7 agonists are broadly used for the treatment of cutaneous tumors. However, data addressing the baseline expression of TLR7 in both basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) on the protein level are lacking, while on the genomic level significantly elevated expression of TLR7 in SCC but not in BCC has been demonstrated...
October 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836366/lipoteichoic-acid-upregulates-plasminogen-activator-inhibitor-1-expression-in-parapneumonic-effusions
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Kai-Ling Lee, Wei-Lin Chen, Ray-Jade Chen, Kevin S Lai, Chi-Li Chung
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Parapneumonic effusion (PPE) is commonly caused by Gram-positive bacteria (GPB) and often presents with pleural loculation, which is characterized by overproduction of plasminogen activator inhibitor (PAI)-1. Lipoteichoic acid (LTA), a surface adhesion molecule of GPB, binds to the pleural mesothelium and triggers inflammation. However, the effects of LTA on PAI-1 expression in PPE and underlying mechanisms remain unclear. METHODS: Thirty consecutive patients with PPE were enrolled, including uncomplicated culture negative (CN, n = 11), Gram-negative bacteria (GNB, n = 7) and GPB (n = 12) groups stratified by pleural fluid characteristics and bacteriology, and the effusion PAI-1 levels were measured...
August 23, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836285/periodontal-treatment-modulates-gene-expression-of-endothelial-progenitor-cells-in-diabetic-patients
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Yi Wang, Hin Nam Liu, Zhe Zhen, Kai Hang Yiu, Hung Fat Tse, George Pelekos, Maurizio Tonetti, Lijian Jin
BACKGROUND: Periodontitis is closely linked with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and endothelial dysfunction. This study investigated the effects of periodontal treatment on immuno-inflammatory gene expression of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) in diabetic patients. METHODS: Eighteen T2DM patients with moderate to severe chronic periodontitis were randomly assigned to the Treatment group with oral hygiene instruction (OHI), scaling and root debridement (n=11), and Control group (n=7) with OHI alone...
August 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811575/biological-and-functional-characterization-of-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-from-patients-affected-by-primary-immunodeficiency
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Nadia Starc, Daniela Ingo, Antonella Conforti, Valeria Rossella, Luigi Tomao, Angela Pitisci, Fabiola De Mattia, Immacolata Brigida, Mattia Algeri, Mauro Montanari, Giuseppe Palumbo, Pietro Merli, Paolo Rossi, Alessandro Aiuti, Franco Locatelli, Maria Ester Bernardo
Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) represent a key component of bone marrow (BM) microenvironment and display immune-regulatory properties. We performed a detailed analysis of biological/functional properties of BM-MSCs derived from 33 pediatric patients affected by primary immune-deficiencies (PID-MSCs): 7 Chronic Granulomatous Disease (CGD), 15 Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome (WAS), 11 Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID). Results were compared with MSCs from 15 age-matched pediatric healthy-donors (HD-MSCs). Clonogenic and proliferative capacity, differentiation ability, immunophenotype, immunomodulatory properties were analyzed...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791417/diverse-gene-expression-patterns-in-response-to-anticancer-drugs-between-human-and-mouse-cell-lines-revealed-by-a-comparative-transcriptomic-analysis
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Yong Guo, Zhuoran Liang, Xiaoliang Hou, Zhi Zhang
The aim of the present study was to perform comparative genomics using gene expression profile datasets of mice and humans who had been treated with anticancer drugs, to determine the similarities and differences in the antitumor mechanisms in the two mammals. This involved data mining of antitumor gene expression regulation, and screening of genetic loci from experimental mouse models of antitumor targets, to provide a theoretical basis of drug design. Subsequently, 9 overlapping genes with opposite expression patterns were identified across mouse and human cell lines that were treated with a specific cyclin‑dependent kinase 4/6 inhibitor, PD0332991...
October 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766555/the-tlr9-agonist-mgn1703-triggers-a-potent-type-i-interferon-response-in-the-sigmoid-colon
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A R Krarup, M Abdel-Mohsen, M H Schleimann, L Vibholm, P A Engen, A Dige, B Wittig, M Schmidt, S J Green, A Naqib, A Keshavarzian, X Deng, R Olesen, A M Petersen, T Benfield, L Østergaard, T A Rasmussen, J Agnholt, J R Nyengaard, A Landay, O S Søgaard, S K Pillai, M Tolstrup, P W Denton
Toll-like receptor 9 (TLR9) agonists are being developed for treatment of colorectal and other cancers, yet the impact of these drugs on human intestines remains unknown. This, together with the fact that there are additional potential indications for TLR9 agonist therapy (e.g., autoimmune and infectious diseases), led us to investigate the impact of MGN1703 (Lefitolimod) on intestinal homeostasis and viral persistence in HIV-positive individuals. Colonic sigmoid biopsies were collected (baseline and week four) from 11 HIV+ individuals on suppressive antiretroviral therapy, who received MGN1703 (60 mg s...
August 2, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752106/in-vivo-analysis-of-neutrophil-infiltration-during-lps-induced-peritonitis
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Lucia de Almeida, Andrea Dorfleutner, Christian Stehlik
Bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS) is present in the outer membrane of Gram-negative bacteria and functions as pathogen-associated molecular pattern (PAMP) (Whitfield and Trent, 2014). LPS therefore is a potent activator of inflammatory responses leading to cytokine release and neutrophils recruitment. The lipid A moiety of LPS activates the complex consisting of the LPS binding protein (LBP), CD14, MD-2 and Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) and the non-canonical inflammasome-linked caspases-4, 5 and 11, which in turn activate the canonical NLRP3 inflammasome (Shi et al...
October 5, 2016: Bio-protocol
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