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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550311/organoid-based-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-oemt-model-from-an-intestinal-fibrosis-perspective
#1
Soojung Hahn, Myeong-Ok Nam, Jung Hyun Noh, Dong Hyeon Lee, Hyun Wook Han, Duk Hwan Kim, Ki Baik Hahm, Sung Pyo Hong, Jun-Hwan Yoo, Jongman Yoo
The current in vitro or in vivo intestinal fibrosis models have many limitations. Recent advancements in the isolation and culturing of organoids has led to development of various three-dimensional (3D) intestinal disease models with in vivo physiology. In this study, we generated an organoid-based epithelial to mesenchymal transition (OEMT) model, which could be used as a novel intestinal fibrosis model. Intestinal epithelial organoids (IEOs) were isolated and cultured from the small intestines of normal mice...
May 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550101/a-novel-experimental-rat-model-of-peripheral-nerve-scarring-reliably-mimicking-post-surgical-complications-and-recurring-adhesions
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Angela Lemke, Carina Penzenstadler, James Ferguson, Dominika Lidinsky, Rudolf Hopf, Monika Bradl, Heinz Redl, Susanne Wolbank, Thomas Hausner
Inflammation, fibrosis and perineural adhesions with the surrounding tissue are common pathological processes following nerve injury and surgical interventions on peripheral nerves in human patients. Furthermore, these signs can reoccur following external neurolysis, currently the most common surgical treatment, thus leading to renewed nerve function impairment and chronic pain. To enable a successful evaluation of new therapeutic approaches, it is crucial to use a reproducible animal model that mimics the main clinical symptoms occurring in human patients...
May 26, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549109/il-18-cleavage-triggers-cardiac-inflammation-and-fibrosis-upon-%C3%AE-adrenergic-insult
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Han Xiao, Hao Li, Jing-Jing Wang, Jian-Shu Zhang, Jing Shen, Xiang-Bo An, Cong-Cong Zhang, Ji-Min Wu, Yao Song, Xin-Yu Wang, Hai-Yi Yu, Xiang-Ning Deng, Zi-Jian Li, Ming Xu, Zhi-Zhen Lu, Jie Du, Wei Gao, Ai-Hua Zhang, Yue Feng, You-Yi Zhang
Aims: Rapid over-activation of β-adrenergic receptor (β-AR) upon stress leads to cardiac inflammation, a prevailing factor that underlies heart injury. However, mechanisms by which acute β-AR stimulation induce cardiac inflammation still remain unknown. Here, we set out to identify the crucial role of inflammasome/interleukin (IL)-18 in initiating and maintaining cardiac inflammatory cascades upon β-AR insult. Methods and results: Male C57BL/6 mice were injected with a single dose of β-AR agonist, isoproterenol (ISO, 5 mg/kg body weight) or saline subcutaneously...
May 26, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549096/the-molecular-mechanisms-of-obesity-paradox
#4
Alexios S Antonopoulos, Dimitris Tousoulis
Clinical observations suggest a complex relationship between human obesity and cardiovascular disease. Whilst abdominal (visceral) adiposity leads to deleterious metabolic disturbances, subcutaneous fat accumulation has a benign effect on cardiometabolic risk. Notably, an accumulating body of evidence paradoxically links increased body mass index with a better prognosis in patients with established cardiovascular disease, a finding that has been termed the 'obesity paradox'. While this is now acknowledged to be an epidemiological finding, a metabolically healthy obese group associated with low cardiovascular risk has also been identified...
May 26, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545667/arctigenin-suppresses-renal-interstitial-fibrosis-in-a-rat-model-of-obstructive-nephropathy
#5
Ao Li, Xiaoxun Zhang, Mao Shu, Mingjun Wu, Jun Wang, Jingyao Zhang, Rui Wang, Peng Li, Yitao Wang
BACKGROUND: Renal tubulointerstitial fibrosis (TIF) is commonly the final result of a variety of progressive injuries and leads to end-stage renal disease. There are few therapeutic agents currently available for retarding the development of renal TIF. PURPOSE: The aim of the present study is to evaluate the role of arctigenin (ATG), a lignan component derived from dried burdock (Arctium lappa L.) fruits, in protecting the kidney against injury by unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO) in rats...
July 1, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544348/galectin-1-promotes-an-m2-macrophage-response-to-polydioxanone-scaffolds
#6
Daniel Abebayehu, Andrew Spence, Barbara D Boyan, Zvi Schwartz, John J Ryan, Michael J McClure
Regulating soft tissue repair to prevent fibrosis and promote regeneration is central to creating a microenvironment conducive to soft tissue development. Macrophages play an important role in this process. Their response can be modulated using biomaterials, altering cytokine and growth factor secretion to promote regeneration. Electrospun polydioxanone (PDO) fiber scaffolds promoted an M2 phenotype when macrophages were cultured on large diameter, highly porous scaffolds, but an M1 phenotype on smaller diameter fibers...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542159/clonorchis-sinensis-antigens-alter-hepatic-macrophage-polarization-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#7
Eun-Min Kim, You Shine Kwak, Myung-Hee Yi, Ju Yeong Kim, Woon-Mok Sohn, Tai-Soon Yong
Clonorchis sinensis infection elicits hepatic inflammation, which can lead to cholangitis, periductal hepatic fibrosis, liver cirrhosis, and even cholangiocarcinoma. Hepatic macrophages are an intrinsic element of both innate and acquired immunity. This study was conducted to demonstrate the dynamics of hepatic macrophage polarization during C. sinensis infection in mice and to identify factors regulating this polarization. Treatment of hepatic macrophages isolated from normal mice with C. sinensis excretory/secretory products (ESPs) resulted in the preferential generation of classically activated hepatic macrophages (M1 macrophages) and the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines...
May 24, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534962/galectin%C3%A2-9-ameliorates-fulminant-liver-injury
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Tomoko Tadokoro, Asahiro Morishita, Teppei Sakamoto, Shintaro Fujihara, Koji Fujita, Shima Mimura, Kyoko Oura, Takako Nomura, Joji Tani, Hirohito Yoneyama, Hisakazu Iwama, Takashi Himoto, Toshiro Niki, Mitsuomi Hirashima, Tsutomu Masaki
Fulminant hepatitis is a severe liver disease resulting in hepatocyte necrosis. Galectin‑9 (Gal‑9) is a tandem‑repeat‑type galectin that has been evaluated as a potential therapeutic agent for various diseases that regulate the host immune system. Concanavalin A (ConA) injection into mice results in serious, immune‑mediated liver injury similar to human viral, autoimmune and fulminant hepatitis. The present study investigated the effects of Gal‑9 treatment on fulminant hepatitis in vivo and the effect on the expression of microRNAs (miRNAs), in order to identify specific miRNAs associated with the immune effects of Gal‑9...
May 18, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533270/classical-activation-of-macrophages-and-vardenafil
#9
Richmond Muimo
Inhibitors of phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE5) - sildenafil citrate (Viagra; Pfizer) and vardenafil hydrochloride (Levitra; Bayer/GlaxoSmithKline) - approved for the treatment of erectile dysfunction and pulmonary arterial hypertension also rescue the loss of cystic fibrosis (CF) chloride channel function and the mislocalization of F508del-CFTR in affected tissues in CF. Can PDE5 inhibitors provide a therapeutic strategy which combines ability to correct the basic ion transport defect and to control de-regulated lung inflammation in CF?...
June 1, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530164/biocompatibility-of-intensified-decellularized-equine-carotid-arteries-in-a-rat-subcutaneous-implantation-model-and-in-a-human-in-vitro-model
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Niklas Jeinsen, Lavinia Maegel, Danny Jonigk, Melanie Klingenberg, Axel Haverich, Mathias Wilhelmi, Ulrike Böer
Limited biocompatibility of decellularized scaffolds is an ongoing challenge in tissue engineering. We recently demonstrated that intensified detergent-based decellularization of equine carotid artery (dEACintens) removed residual cellular molecules from the scaffold more efficiently than a conventional decellularization (dEACcon) though this approach did not eliminate its immunogenicity entirely. CCN1 has been shown to improve biocompatibility of dEACcon in a sheep model. Here, we tested the biocompatibility of dEACintens and dEACcon with or without CCN1-coating after subcutaneous implantation in rats for up to 12 weeks...
May 20, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526296/mesenchymal-stem-cells-mscs-attenuate-cutaneous-sclerodermatous-graft-versus-host-disease-scl-gvhd-through-inhibition-of-immune-cell-infiltration-in-a-mouse-model
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Ji-Young Lim, Da-Bin Ryu, Sung-Eun Lee, Gyeongsin Park, Chang-Ki Min
Human chronic graft-versus-host disease (CGVHD) shares clinical characteristics with a murine sclerodermatous GVHD (Scl-GVHD) model that is characterized by skin thickening and lung fibrosis. A B10.D2 → BALB/c transplant model of Scl-GVHD was used to address the therapeutic effect of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) on the development of CGVHD. The clinical and pathological severity of cutaneous Scl-GVHD was significantly attenuated in MSC-treated recipients relative to Scl-GVHD controls. After MSC treatment, skin collagen production was significantly reduced with consistent downregulation of TGF-β expression...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520682/progress-in-the-pathogenesis-and-treatment-of-cardiac-manifestations-of-neonatal-lupus
#12
Peter Izmirly, Amit Saxena, Jill P Buyon
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To provide new insights into pathogenesis, prevention and management of cardiac manifestations of neonatal lupus (cardiac neonatal lupus) and issues pertinent to all anti-SSA/Ro positive individuals of childbearing age. RECENT FINDINGS: Antibody specificity with high risk for cardiac neonatal lupus remains elusive, but high titers of Ro60, Ro52 or Ro52p200 antibodies appear to be required. Varying antibody specificities to the p200 region of Ro52 can induce first-degree block in a rodent model...
May 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514653/the-presence-of-interleukin-13-at-pancreatic-adm-panin-lesions-alters-macrophage-populations-and-mediates-pancreatic-tumorigenesis
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Geou-Yarh Liou, Ligia Bastea, Alicia Fleming, Heike Döppler, Brandy H Edenfield, David W Dawson, Lizhi Zhang, Nabeel Bardeesy, Peter Storz
The contributions of the innate immune system to the development of pancreatic cancer are still ill defined. Inflammatory macrophages can initiate metaplasia of pancreatic acinar cells to a duct-like phenotype (acinar-to-ductal metaplasia [ADM]), which then gives rise to pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PanIN) when oncogenic KRas is present. However, it remains unclear when and how this inflammatory macrophage population is replaced by tumor-promoting macrophages. Here, we demonstrate the presence of interleukin-13 (IL-13), which can convert inflammatory into Ym1+ alternatively activated macrophages, at ADM/PanIN lesions...
May 16, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508087/the-vitamin-d-for-enhancing-the-immune-system-in-cystic-fibrosis-disc-trial-rationale-and-design-of-a-multi-center-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial-of-high-dose-bolus-administration-of-vitamin-d3-during-acute-pulmonary-exacerbation-of-cystic-fibrosis
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Vin Tangpricha, Ellen M Smith, Jose Binongo, Suzanne E Judd, Thomas R Ziegler, Seth Walker, Rabindra Tirouvanziam, Susu M Zughaier, Moon Jeong Lee, Supavit Chesdachai, Wendy A Hermes, James F Chmiel, Amit Gaggar, Ruth E Grossmann, Patricia M Joseph, Jessica A Alvarez
Vitamin D deficiency is highly prevalent in children and adults with cystic fibrosis (CF). Recent studies have found an association between vitamin D status and risk of pulmonary exacerbations in children and adults with CF. The ongoing Vitamin D for enhancing the Immune System in Cystic fibrosis (DISC) study is a multi-center, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial that will test the hypothesis of whether high dose vitamin D given as a single oral bolus of 250,000 IU to adults with CF during a pulmonary exacerbation followed by a maintenance dose of vitamin D will improve time to next pulmonary exacerbation and re-hospitalization, improve survival and lung function compared to placebo and reduce the rates of pulmonary exacerbation,...
June 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507181/fli1-deficiency-induces-cxcl6-expression-in-dermal-fibroblasts-and-endothelial-cells-contributing-to-the-development-of-fibrosis-and-vasculopathy-in-systemic-sclerosis
#15
Takashi Taniguchi, Yoshihide Asano, Kouki Nakamura, Takashi Yamashita, Ryosuke Saigusa, Yohei Ichimura, Takehiro Takahashi, Tetsuo Toyama, Ayumi Yoshizaki, Shinichi Sato
OBJECTIVE: CXCL6, a chemokine with proangiogenic property, is reported to be involved in vasculopathy associated with systemic sclerosis (SSc). We investigated the contribution of CXCL6 to SSc development by focusing on the association of friend leukemia virus integration 1 (Fli1) deficiency, a potential predisposing factor of SSc, with CXCL6 expression and clinical correlation of serum CXCL6 levels. METHODS: mRNA levels of target genes and the binding of Fli1 to the CXCL6 promoter were evaluated by quantitative reverse transcription-PCR and chromatin immunoprecipitation, respectively...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506908/effects-of-the-fibroblast-activation-protein-inhibitor-pt100-in-a-murine-model-of-pulmonary-fibrosis
#16
Christine Egger, Catherine Cannet, Christelle Gérard, Thomas Suply, Iwona Ksiazek, Elizabeth Jarman, Nicolau Beckmann
Bleomycin (BLM) induced lung injury is detectable in C57BL/6 mice using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). We investigated the effects of the fibroblast activation protein (FAP) inhibitor, PT100, in this model. BLM (0.5 mg/kg/day) was administered on days -7, -6, -5, -2, -1, 0 in the nostrils of male mice. PT100 (40 µg/mouse) or vehicle (0.9%NaCl) was dosed per os twice daily from day 1 to 14. MRI was performed before BLM and at days 0, 7 and 14. After the last MRI acquisition, animals were euthanised and the lungs harvested for histological and quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) analyses...
May 12, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504685/spleen-derived-lipocalin-2-in-the-portal-vein-regulates-kupffer-cells-activation-and-attenuates-the-development-of-liver-fibrosis-in-mice
#17
Tomonori Aoyama, Kyoko Kuwahara-Arai, Akira Uchiyama, Kazuyoshi Kon, Hironao Okubo, Shunhei Yamashina, Kenichi Ikejima, Shigehiro Kokubu, Akihisa Miyazaki, Sumio Watanabe
The liver has an immune tolerance against gut-derived products from the portal vein (PV). A disruption of the gut-liver axis leads to liver injury and fibrosis. The spleen is connected to the PV and regulates immune functions. However, possible splenic effects on liver fibrosis development are unclear. Lipocalin-2 (Lcn2) is an antimicrobial protein that regulates macrophage activation. To clarify the role of the spleen in liver fibrosis development, we induced liver fibrosis in mice after splenectomy, and investigated liver fibrosis development...
May 15, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501766/therapeutic-effects-of-zerumbone-in-an-alkali-burned-corneal-wound-healing-model
#18
Jong Won Kim, Hyuneui Jeong, Myeon-Sik Yang, Chae Woong Lim, Bumseok Kim
Cornea is an avascular transparent tissue. Ocular trauma caused by a corneal alkali burn induces corneal neovascularization (CNV), inflammation, and fibrosis, leading to vision loss. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of Zerumbone (ZER) on corneal wound healing caused by alkali burns in mice. CNV was induced by alkali-burn injury in BALB/C female mice. Topical ZER (three times per day, 3μl each time, at concentrations of 5, 15, and 30μM) was applied to treat alkali-burned mouse corneas for 14 consecutive days...
May 11, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501115/postconditioning-attenuates-coronary-perivascular%C3%A2-and-interstitial-fibrosis-through-modulating-angiotensin-ii-receptors-and-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-2-after-myocardial-infarction
#19
Zhang-Feng Wang, Ning-Ping Wang, Suzanna Harmouche, Tiji Philip, Xue-Fen Pang, Feng Bai, Zhi-Qing Zhao
BACKGROUND: Postconditioning (Postcon) is known to reduce infarct size. This study tested the hypothesis that Postcon attenuates the perivascular and interstitial fibrosis after myocardial infarction through modulating angiotensin II-activated fibrotic cascade. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Male Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to 45-min coronary occlusion followed by 1 and 6 wk of reperfusion. Postcon was applied at the onset of reperfusion with four cycles of 10/10-s reperfusion-ischemia at the onset of reperfusion...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499430/genome-wide-dna-methylation-analysis-in-lung-fibroblasts-co-cultured-with-silica-exposed-alveolar-macrophages
#20
Juan Li, Wu Yao, Lin Zhang, Lei Bao, Huiting Chen, Di Wang, Zhongzheng Yue, Yiping Li, Miao Zhang, Changfu Hao
BACKGROUND: Exposure to crystalline silica is considered to increase the risk of lung fibrosis. The primary effector cell, the myofibroblast, plays an important role in the deposition of extracellular matrix (ECM). DNA methylation change is considered to have a potential effect on myofibroblast differentiation. Therefore, the present study was designed to investigate the genome-wide DNA methylation profiles of lung fibroblasts co-cultured with alveolar macrophages exposed to crystalline silica in vitro...
May 12, 2017: Respiratory Research
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