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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444928/antiinflammatory-activity-of-cinnamon-cinnamomum-zeylanicum-bark-essential-oil-in-a-human-skin-disease-model
#1
Xuesheng Han, Tory L Parker
The effect of cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) bark essential oil (CBEO) on human skin cells has not been elucidated. Therefore, we investigated the activity of a commercially available CBEO in a validated human dermal fibroblast system, a model of chronic inflammation and fibrosis. We first evaluated the impact of CBEO on 17 protein biomarkers that play critical roles in inflammation and tissue remodeling. The impact of CBEO on genome-wide gene expression was also evaluated. CBEO showed strong anti-proliferative effects on skin cells and significantly inhibited the production of several inflammatory biomarkers, including vascular cell adhesion molecule-1, intercellular cell adhesion molecule-1, monocyte chemoattractant protein-1, interferon gamma-induced protein 10, interferon-inducible T-cell alpha chemoattractant, and monokine induced by gamma interferon...
April 26, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442634/pharmacologic-targeting-erk1-2-attenuates-the-development-and-progression-of-hyperuricemic-nephropathy-in-rats
#2
Na Liu, Liuqing Xu, Yingfeng Shi, Lu Fang, Hongwei Gu, Hongrui Wang, Xiaoqiang Ding, Shougang Zhuang
The pathogenesis of hyperuricemia-induced chronic kidney disease is largely unknown. In this study, we investigated whether extracellular signal-regulated kinases1/2 (ERK1/2) would contribute to the development of hyperuricemic nephropathy (HN). In a rat model of HN induced by feeding mixture of adenine and potassium oxonate, increased ERK1/2 phosphorylation and severe glomerular sclerosis and renal interstitial fibrosis were evident, in parallel with diminished levels of renal function and increased urine microalbumin excretion...
April 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442300/effects-of-mmp12-on-cell-motility-and-inflammation-during-corneal-epithelial-repair
#3
Marie Wolf, Inna Maltseva, Selene M Clay, Peipei Pan, Abhinay Gajjala, Matilda F Chan
Corneal epithelial defects are a common cause of ocular morbidity and can result in corneal scarring if they do not heal properly. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are extracellular matrix proteinases that regulate multiple aspects of corneal repair. We have previously shown that MMP12 has a protective effect on corneal fibrosis through its regulation of neutrophil and macrophage infiltration and angiogenesis in a chemical injury model involving full thickness damage to the cornea. However, the role of MMP12 in injuries limited to the corneal epithelium is relatively unknown...
April 22, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434946/hyperglycemia-induced-renal-p2x7-receptor-activation-enhances-diabetes-related-injury
#4
Robert I Menzies, John W R Booth, John J Mullins, Matthew A Bailey, Frederick W K Tam, Jill T Norman, Robert J Unwin
Diabetes is a leading cause of renal disease. Glomerular mesangial expansion and fibrosis are hallmarks of diabetic nephropathy and this is thought to be promoted by infiltration of circulating macrophages. Monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) has been shown to attract macrophages in kidney diseases. P2X7 receptors (P2X7R) are highly expressed on macrophages and are essential components of pro-inflammatory signaling in multiple tissues. Here we show that in diabetic patients, renal P2X7R expression is associated with severe mesangial expansion, impaired glomerular filtration (≤40ml/min/1...
April 20, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428284/acute-presentation-of-autoimmune-hepatitis-a-multicentre-study-with-detailed-histological-evaluation-in-a-large-cohort-of-patients
#5
Hiep Nguyen Canh, Kenichi Harada, Hirofumi Ouchi, Yasunori Sato, Koichi Tsuneyama, Masayoshi Kage, Masayuki Nakano, Kaname Yoshizawa, Atsushi Takahashi, Masanori Abe, Jong-Hon Kang, Kazuhiko Koike, Ayano Inui, Tomoo Fujisawa, Akinobu Takaki, Teruko Arinaga-Hino, Takuji Torimura, Yoshiyuki Suzuki, Keiichi Fujiwara, Mikio Zeniya, Hiromasa Ohira, Atsushi Tanaka, Hajime Takikawa
AIMS: Although liver biopsy is crucial to diagnose and guide treatment decisions, a detailed histological analysis of autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) with clinically acute presentations has not yet been performed. This study aimed to characterise the histological features and explore potential histological hallmarks to diagnose the acute presentation of AIH. METHODS: We systematically evaluated liver specimens of 87 adult patients with acute presentation of AIH retrospectively enrolled from Japanese multicentre facilities...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428011/cftr-dependent-defect-in-alternatively-activated-macrophages-in-cystic-fibrosis
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Abdullah A Tarique, Peter D Sly, Patrick G Holt, Anthony Bosco, Robert S Ware, Jayden Logan, Scott C Bell, Claire E Wainwright, Emmanuelle Fantino
BACKGROUND: The role of the macrophages in cystic fibrosis (CF) lung disease has been poorly studied. We hypothesized that alternatively activated M2 macrophages are abnormal in CF lung disease. METHODS: Blood samples were collected from adults (n=13) children (n=27) with CF on admission for acute pulmonary exacerbation and when clinically stable. Monocytes were differentiated into macrophages and polarized into classical (M1) and alternatively-activated (M2) phenotypes, function determined ex-vivo and compared with healthy controls...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis: Official Journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424480/ketogenic-diet-attenuates-hepatopathy-in-mouse-model-of-respiratory-chain-complex-iii-deficiency-caused-by-a-bcs1l-mutation
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Janne Purhonen, Jayasimman Rajendran, Matthias Mörgelin, Kristiina Uusi-Rauva, Shintaro Katayama, Kaarel Krjutskov, Elisabet Einarsdottir, Vidya Velagapudi, Juha Kere, Matti Jauhiainen, Vineta Fellman, Jukka Kallijärvi
Mitochondrial disorders are among the most prevalent inborn errors of metabolism but largely lack treatments and have poor outcomes. High-fat, low-carbohydrate ketogenic diets (KDs) have shown beneficial effects in mouse models of mitochondrial myopathies, with induction of mitochondrial biogenesis as the suggested main mechanism. We fed KD to mice with respiratory chain complex III (CIII) deficiency and progressive hepatopathy due to mutated BCS1L, a CIII assembly factor. The mutant mice became persistently ketotic and tolerated the KD for up to 11 weeks...
April 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421165/the-diverse-cellular-and-animal-models-to-decipher-the-physiopathological-traits-of-mycobacterium-abscessus-infection
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Audrey Bernut, Jean-Louis Herrmann, Diane Ordway, Laurent Kremer
Mycobacterium abscessus represents an important respiratory pathogen among the rapidly-growing non-tuberculous mycobacteria. Infections caused by M. abscessus are increasingly found in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients and are often refractory to antibiotic therapy. The underlying immunopathological mechanisms of pathogenesis remain largely unknown. A major reason for the poor advances in M. abscessus research has been a lack of adequate models to study the acute and chronic stages of the disease leading to delayed progress of evaluation of therapeutic efficacy of potentially active antibiotics...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420992/deficient-adipogenesis-of-scleroderma-patient-and-healthy-african-american-monocytes
#9
Rebecca Lee, Charles Reese, Gustavo Carmen-Lopez, Beth Perry, Michael Bonner, Marina Zemskova, Carole L Wilson, Kristi L Helke, Richard M Silver, Stanley Hoffman, Elena Tourkina
Monocytes from systemic sclerosis (SSc, scleroderma) patients and healthy African Americans (AA) are deficient in the regulatory protein caveolin-1 leading to enhanced migration toward chemokines and fibrogenic differentiation. While dermal fibrosis is the hallmark of SSc, loss of subcutaneous adipose tissue is a lesser-known feature. To better understand the etiology of SSc and the predisposition of AA to SSc, we studied the adipogenic potential of SSc and healthy AA monocytes. The ability of SSc and healthy AA monocytes to differentiate into adipocyte-like cells (ALC) is inhibited compared to healthy Caucasian (C) monocytes...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420441/autologous-bone-marrow-derived-cell-transplantation-in-decompensated-alcoholic-liver-disease-what-is-the-impact-on-liver-histology-and-gene-expression-patterns
#10
Nicolas Lanthier, Nathalie Lin-Marq, Laura Rubbia-Brandt, Sophie Clément, Nicolas Goossens, Laurent Spahr
BACKGROUND: Liver stem cell therapy (SCT) has been suggested as a promising means to improve liver regeneration in advanced liver disease. However, data from trials are heterogeneous, with no systematic histological evaluation. The aim of this study is to specifically analyze the effect of autologous SCT on liver regeneration and on gene expression changes. METHODS: Individuals in the randomized controlled trial of SCT in alcoholic hepatitis with paired liver biopsies were included (n = 58)...
April 18, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420164/the-angiogenesis-inhibitor-als-l1023-from-lemon-balm-leaves-attenuates-high-fat-diet-induced-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-through-regulating-the-visceral-adipose-tissue-function
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Jeongjun Kim, Haerim Lee, Jonghoon Lim, Jaeho Oh, Soon Shik Shin, Michung Yoon
Similar to neoplastic tissues, growth and development of adipose tissue are thought to be angiogenesis-dependent. Since visceral adipose tissue (VAT) is associated with development and progression of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), we hypothesized that angiogenesis inhibition would attenuate obesity-induced NAFLD. We fed C57BL/6J mice a low-fat diet (LFD, chow 10% kcal fat), a high-fat diet (HFD, 45% kcal fat) or HFD supplemented with the lemon-balm extract ALS-L1023 (HFD-ALS) for 15 weeks. ALS-L1023 reduced endothelial cell-tube formation in vitro...
April 17, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416741/relaxin-abrogates-renal-interstitial-fibrosis-by-regulating-macrophage-polarization-via-inhibition-of-toll-like-receptor-4-signaling
#12
Lei Chen, Ming-Lei Sha, Deng Li, Yi-Ping Zhu, Xing-Jie Wang, Chen-Yi Jiang, Shu-Jie Xia, Yi Shao
Renal fibrosis is a common feature of chronic kidney disease (CKD). To inhibit the CKD process, it is important to prevent renal fibrosis, though CKD remains incurable. Renal fibrosis can be inhibited by relaxin in several experimental models, but the mechanism of relaxin for antifibrotic potential is still not clear. And here we have studied the role of relaxin in macrophage polarization and renal inflammation after unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO). Our results show that relaxin can downregulate the Toll-like receptor (TLR) 4 signaling, shift macrophage polarization toward the M2 phenotype and ameliorat renal fibrosis in the early stages of UUO...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415830/triptolide-mitigates-radiation-induced-pneumonitis-via-inhibition-of-alveolar-macrophages-and-related-inflammatory-molecules
#13
Chun Chen, Shanmin Yang, Mei Zhang, Zhenhuan Zhang, Steven B Zhang, Bing Wu, Jinsheng Hong, Weijian Zhang, Jianhua Lin, Paul Okunieff, Lurong Zhang
Ionizing radiation-induced pulmonary injury is a major limitation of radiotherapy for thoracic tumors. We have demonstrated that triptolide (TPL) could alleviate IR-induced pneumonia and pulmonary fibrosis. In this study, we explored the underlying mechanism by which TPL mitigates the effects of radiotoxicity. The results showed that:(1) Alveolar macrophages (AMs) were the primary inflammatory cells infiltrating irradiated lung tissues and were maintained at a high level for at least 17 days, which TPL could reduce by inhibiting of the production of macrophage inflammatory protein-2 (MIP-2) and its receptor CXCR2...
March 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409351/inflammation-and-fibrosis-in-polycystic-kidney-disease
#14
Cheng Jack Song, Kurt A Zimmerman, Scott J Henke, Bradley K Yoder
Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a commonly inherited disorder characterized by cyst formation and fibrosis (Wilson, N Engl J Med 350:151-164, 2004) and is caused by mutations in cilia or cilia-related proteins, such as polycystin 1 or 2 (Oh and Katsanis, Development 139:443-448, 2012; Kotsis et al., Nephrol Dial Transplant 28:518-526, 2013). A major pathological feature of PKD is the development of interstitial inflammation and fibrosis with an associated accumulation of inflammatory cells (Grantham, N Engl J Med 359:1477-1485, 2008; Zeier et al...
2017: Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407719/anti-inflammatory-activity-of-clove-eugenia-caryophyllata-essential-oil-in-human-dermal-fibroblasts
#15
Xuesheng Han, Tory L Parker
CONTEXT: Clove (Eugenia caryophyllata Thunb. [Myrtaceae]) essential oil (CEO) has been shown to possess antimicrobial, antifungal, antiviral, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anticancer properties. However, few studies have focused on its topical use. OBJECTIVE: We investigated the biological activity of a commercially available CEO in a human skin disease model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We evaluated the effect of CEO on 17 protein biomarkers that play critical roles in inflammation and tissue remodelling in a validated human dermal fibroblast system, which was designed to model chronic inflammation and fibrosis...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406165/myostatin-mediates-abdominal-aortic-atherosclerosis-progression-by-inducing-vascular-smooth-muscle-cell-dysfunction-and-monocyte-recruitment
#16
D Verzola, S Milanesi, M Bertolotto, S Garibaldi, B Villaggio, C Brunelli, M Balbi, P Ameri, F Montecucco, D Palombo, G Ghigliotti, G Garibotto, J H Lindeman, C Barisione
Myostatin (Mstn) is a skeletal muscle growth inhibitor involved in metabolic disorders and heart fibrosis. In this study we sought to verify whether Mstn is also operative in atherosclerosis of abdominal aorta. In human specimens, Mstn expression was almost absent in normal vessels, became detectable in the media of non-progressive lesions and increased with the severity of the damage. In progressive atherosclerotic lesions, Mstn was present in the media, neointima, plaque shoulder and in infiltrating macrophages...
April 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404626/adenosine-formed-by-cd73-on-t-cells-inhibits-cardiac-inflammation-and-fibrosis-and-preserves-contractile-function-in-transverse-aortic-constriction-induced-heart-failure
#17
Christine Quast, Christina Alter, Zhaoping Ding, Nadine Borg, Jürgen Schrader
BACKGROUND: Structural damage during heart failure development leads to increased infiltration of leukocytes. Because purinergic signaling on immune cells may impact on the inflammatory response, we evaluated the role of ecto-5'-nucleotidase (CD73) on the development of heart failure after transverse aortic constriction (TAC) using global and T-cell-specific CD73(-)(/-) mice. METHODS AND RESULTS: Leukocytes infiltrating the failing heart were analyzed by a multistep enzymatic procedure over a period of 16 weeks using fluorescence-activated cell sorting...
April 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397454/histological-evaluation-of-the-local-soft-tissue-reaction-after-implanting-resorbable-and-non-resorbable-monofilament-fibers
#18
Bogusława Żywicka, Maria Szymonowicz, Danuta Bryła, Zbigniew Rybak
BACKGROUND: The development of technologies and scientific disciplines connected with medical implantation devices is dynamically affecting modern treatments by contemporary medicine and veterinary medicine; it also entails a need to monitor their impact on living organisms. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to conduct a comparative histological evaluation of the response of soft tissues after implanting monofilament fibers from resorbable glyconate and from non-resorbable polypropylene (PP) and polyamide (PA) in rats...
July 2016: Polimery W Medycynie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396121/antagonism-of-profibrotic-microrna-21-improves%C3%A2-outcome-of-murine-chronic-renal-allograft-dysfunction
#19
Celina Schauerte, Anika Hübner, Song Rong, Shijun Wang, Nelli Shushakova, Michael Mengel, Angela Dettling, Claudia Bang, Kristian Scherf, Malte Koelling, Anette Melk, Hermann Haller, Thomas Thum, Johan M Lorenzen
Chronic renal allograft dysfunction (CAD) is a major limiting factor of long-term graft survival. It is characterized by interstitial fibrosis and tubular atrophy. The underlying pathomechanisms are incompletely understood. MicroRNAs are powerful regulators of gene expression and may have an impact on various diseases by direct mRNA decay or translational inhibition. A murine model of allogenic kidney transplantation was used resulting in CAD at 6 weeks after kidney transplantation. We identified fibrosis-associated miR-21a-5p by whole miRNAome expression analysis to be among the most highly upregulated miRNAs...
April 8, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396117/the-p2x7-receptor-antagonist-oxidized-adenosine%C3%A2-triphosphate-ameliorates-renal-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-by-expansion-of-regulatory-t%C3%A2-cells
#20
Tai Yeon Koo, Jae-Ghi Lee, Ji-Jing Yan, Joon Young Jang, Kyung Don Ju, Miyeun Han, Kook-Hwan Oh, Curie Ahn, Jaeseok Yang
Extracellular adenosine triphosphate (ATP) binds to purinergic receptors and, as a danger molecule, promotes inflammatory responses. Here we tested whether periodate-oxidized ATP (oATP), a P2X7 receptor (P2X7R) antagonist can attenuate renal ischemia-reperfusion injury and clarify the related cellular mechanisms. Treatment with oATP prior to ischemia-reperfusion injury decreased blood urea nitrogen, serum creatinine, the tubular injury score, and tubular epithelial cell apoptosis after injury. The infiltration of dendritic cells, neutrophils, macrophages, CD69(+)CD4(+), and CD44(+)CD4(+) T cells was attenuated, but renal Foxp3(+)CD4(+) Treg infiltration was increased by oATP...
April 8, 2017: Kidney International
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