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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975975/mir-20a-regulates-fibroblast-like-synoviocyte-proliferation-and-apoptosis-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#1
X-J Wei, X-W Li, J-L Lu, Z-X Long, J-Q Liang, S-B Wei, C-X Lu, W-Z Lu
OBJECTIVE: STAT3 expression is elevated in the synovial tissue of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). MiR-20a plays a role in mediating synovial inflammation in RA. Bioinformatics analysis has identified a binding site between miR-20 and the 3'-UTR of STAT3 mRNA. This study aimed to investigate the role of miR-20a in the regulation of STAT3 expression and synovial cell proliferation as well as apoptosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Synovial tissues were collected from RA patients and osteoarthritis (OA) patients to measure miR-20a, STAT3, p-STAT3, and Ki-67 expressions...
October 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968705/a-comparative-study-of-rank-aggregation-methods-for-partial-and-top-ranked-lists-in-genomic-applications
#2
Xue Li, Xinlei Wang, Guanghua Xiao
Rank aggregation (RA), the process of combining multiple ranked lists into a single ranking, has played an important role in integrating information from individual genomic studies that address the same biological question. In previous research, attention has been focused on aggregating full lists. However, partial and/or top ranked lists are prevalent because of the great heterogeneity of genomic studies and limited resources for follow-up investigation. To be able to handle such lists, some ad hoc adjustments have been suggested in the past, but how RA methods perform on them (after the adjustments) has never been fully evaluated...
August 22, 2017: Briefings in Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965939/impaired-intracellular-pathogen-clearance-and-inflammatory-joint-disease-is-whipple-s-disease-a-guiding-light
#3
Jean-Marie Berthelot, Xavier Puéchal
Whipple's disease can mimic spondyloarthritis (SpA) or rheumatoid arthritis (RA) for many years and, in a few cases, induces the development of antibodies to cyclic citrullinated peptides. The causative agent Tropheryma whipplei can smolder within cells, including macrophages, by suppressing the xenophagic process, a type of selective autophagy that targets pathogens. Other inflammatory joint diseases may also stem from impaired xenophagy with persistence of bacteria or viruses that can eventually migrate from the mucous membranes to the joints and entheses, where they may exert adverse effects on immune responses, even if they fail to replicate...
September 28, 2017: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28957555/downregulation-of-mir-106b-attenuates-inflammatory-responses-and-joint-damage-in-collagen-induced-arthritis
#4
Yunxia Tao, Zhirong Wang, Liangliang Wang, Jiawei Shi, Xiaobin Guo, Wei Zhou, Xiexing Wu, Yu Liu, Wen Zhang, Huilin Yang, Qin Shi, Yaozeng Xu, Dechun Geng
Objective: miRNAs are small, signal-strand, non-coding RNAs that function in post-transcriptional regulation. We analysed the in vivo effect of miR-106b (miR-106b-5p) on inflammatory bone loss in CIA mice. Methods: CIA mice are developed by injecting DAB/1 mice with bovine type II collagen containing Freund's adjuvant and then the in vivo effect of miR-106b is examined. On day 22, mice were given lentiviral negative control, lentiviral-mediated miR-106b mimics or lentiviral-mediated miR-106b inhibitor via orbital injection on a weekly basis...
October 1, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930753/camel-milk-attenuates-rheumatoid-arthritis-via-inhibition-of-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-pathway
#5
Hany H Arab, Samir A Salama, Tamer M Abdelghany, Hany A Omar, El-Shaimaa A Arafa, Majed M Alrobaian, Ibrahim A Maghrabi
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Camel milk (CM) has shown beneficial anti-inflammatory actions in several experimental and clinical settings. So far, its effect on rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has not been previously explored. Thus, the current work aimed to evaluate the effects of CM in Adjuvant-induced arthritis and air pouch edema models in rats, which mimic human RA. METHODS: CM was administered at 10 ml/kg orally for 3 weeks starting on the day of Freund's adjuvant paw inoculation...
September 20, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887857/development-of-a-patient-specific-atrial-phantom-model-for-planning-and-training-of-inter-atrial-interventions
#6
Pedro Morais, João Manuel R S Tavares, Sandro Queirós, Fernando Veloso, Jan D'hooge, João L Vilaça
BACKGROUND: Several authors have presented cardiac phantoms to mimic the particularities of the heart, making it suitable for medical training and surgical planning. Although the initial models were mainly focused on the ventricles, personalized phantoms of the atria were recently presented. However, such models are typically rigid, the atrial wall is not realistic and they are not compatible with ultrasound, being sub-optimal for planning/training of several interventions. METHODS: In this work, we propose a strategy to construct a patient-specific atrial model...
September 8, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840350/regulatory-t-cells-and-il-10-as-modulators-of-chikungunya-disease-outcome-a-preliminary-study
#7
S P Kulkarni, M Ganu, P Jayawant, S Thanapati, A Ganu, A S Tripathy
Regulatory T (Treg) cells hold centre stage in regulating the immune responses in most viral infections. However, their involvement in chikungunya infection is unexplored. In the current study, the frequencies and functionality of peripheral Treg and T effector (Teff) cells were assessed during different phases of chikungunya by flow cytometry and in-vitro cytokine assays. Treg cells were also studied in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients, whose symptoms closely mimic chronic chikungunya arthritis patients...
August 25, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807007/tnf-%C3%AE-induced-mir-155-regulates-il-6-signaling-in-rheumatoid-synovial-fibroblasts
#8
Kiyoshi Migita, Nozomi Iwanaga, Yasumori Izumi, Chieko Kawahara, Kenji Kumagai, Tadashi Nakamura, Tomohiro Koga, Atsushi Kawakami
BACKGROUND: MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are important regulators of a variety of inflammatory mediators. The present study was undertaken to elucidate the role of miRNAs in the rheumatoid cytokine network. METHODS: We analyzed miRNA expression in rheumatoid synovial fibroblasts (RASFs). miRNA array-based screening was used to identify miRNAs differentially expressed between tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α)-activated RASFs and untreated RASFs. Transfection of RASFs with miR-155 was used to analyze the function of miR-155...
August 14, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782180/down-regulation-of-mir-10a-5p-in-synoviocytes-contributes-to-tbx5-controlled-joint-inflammation
#9
Nazim Hussain, Wenhua Zhu, Congshan Jiang, Jing Xu, Xiaoying Wu, Manman Geng, Safdar Hussain, Yongsong Cai, Ke Xu, Peng Xu, Yan Han, Jian Sun, Liesu Meng, Shemin Lu
MicroRNAs are considered to play critical roles in the pathogenesis of human inflammatory arthritis, including rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between miR-10a-5p and TBX5 in synoviocytes and evaluate their contribution to joint inflammation. The expression of miR-10a-5p and TBX5 in the synovium of RA and human synovial sarcoma cell line SW982 stimulated by IL-1β was determined by RT-qPCR and Western blotting. The direct interaction between miR-10a-5p and TBX5 3'UTR was determined by dual-luciferase reporter assay in HeLa cells...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742830/regulatory-effects-of-zinc-on-cadmium-induced-cytotoxicity-in-chronic-inflammation
#10
Paola Bonaventura, Aline Lamboux, Francis Albarède, Pierre Miossec
OBJECTIVES: Zinc (Zn) has major effects on immune system activation while Cadmium (Cd) has anti-inflammatory and anti-proliferative effects in several chronic inflammatory contexts. The aim of this work was to investigate by which mechanisms Zn could compete with Cd and eventually counteract its deleterious effects. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) synoviocytes exposed to cytokines were used as a model of chronic inflammation; osteoarthritis (OA) synoviocytes were used as control. METHODS: Cell/medium fractionation constants were analyzed for different metals by inductively-coupled-plasma mass-spectrometry by comparison to the 70Zn spike...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738524/elevated-microrna-125b-promotes-inflammation-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-by-activation-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway
#11
Bo Zhang, Li-Song Wang, Yu-Hu Zhou
microRNA-125b (miR-125b) has been reported to be increased in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, the role of miR-125b in RA remains to be fully elucidated. We aimed to explore the functional role of miR-125b in RA, as well as the underlying mechanism. The expression of miR-125b in serum and synovial tissues of patients with RA and healthy controls was confirmed. In addition, the levels of miR-125b in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS) were also measured. FLS were transfected with miR-125b mimic, antisense oligonucleotides (ASO)-miR-125b, pcDNA-inhibitor of NF-κB (IκB)-α or corresponding controls, and then stimulated with LPS or incubated with nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) inhibitors pyrrolidine dithiocarbamate (PDTC)...
September 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690010/tailoring-surface-nanoroughness-of-electrospun-scaffolds-for-skeletal-tissue-engineering
#12
Honglin Chen, Xiaobin Huang, Minmin Zhang, Febriyani Damanik, Matthew B Baker, Anne Leferink, Huipin Yuan, Roman Truckenmüller, Clemens van Blitterswijk, Lorenzo Moroni
Electrospun scaffolds provide a promising approach for tissue engineering as they mimic the physical properties of extracellular matrix. Previous studies have demonstrated that electrospun scaffolds with porous features on the surface of single fibers, enhanced cellular attachment and proliferation. Yet, little is known about the effect of such topographical cues on cellular differentiation. Here, we aimed at investigating the influence of surface roughness of electrospun scaffolds on skeletal differentiation of human mesenchymal stromal cells (hMSCs)...
September 1, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645663/failure-torque-of-ceramic-neck-titanium-implant
#13
Waleed Elshahawy, Raed Ajlouni, Khaldoun Ajlouni, Abdelfattah Sadakah
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: Dental implants are typically made of titanium. However, with the current systems on the market, the implant neck often shows through the gingival tissues as a black or dark gray line and/or as a grayish discoloration of the peri-implant soft tissue. PURPOSE: The purpose of this in vitro study was to test a new implant design. The key component of this design is the ceramic shell that covers the polished collar of the tissue-level titanium implant and masks its dark color to mimic natural dentition...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584055/prolonged-fasting-suppresses-mitochondrial-nlrp3-inflammasome-assembly-and-activation-via-sirt3-mediated-activation-of-superoxide-dismutase-2
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Javier Traba, Sarah S Geiger, Miriam Kwarteng-Siaw, Kim Han, One Hyuk Ra, Richard M Siegel, David Gius, Michael N Sack
Twenty-four hours of fasting is known to blunt activation of the human NLRP3 inflammasome. This effect might be mediated by SIRT3 activation, controlling mitochondrial reactive oxygen species. To characterize the molecular underpinnings of this fasting effect, we comparatively analyzed the NLRP3 inflammasome response to nutrient deprivation in wild-type and SIRT3 knock-out mice. Consistent with previous findings for human NLRP3, prolonged fasting blunted the inflammasome in wild-type mice but not in SIRT3 knock-out mice...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549217/surface-enhanced-raman-scattering-active-gold-nanoparticles-with-enzyme-mimicking-activities-for-measuring-glucose-and-lactate-in-living-tissues
#15
Yihui Hu, Hanjun Cheng, Xiaozhi Zhao, Jiangjiexing Wu, Faheem Muhammad, Shichao Lin, Jian He, Liqi Zhou, Chengping Zhang, Yu Deng, Peng Wang, Zhengyang Zhou, Shuming Nie, Hui Wei
Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) with simultaneous plasmonic and biocatalytic properties provide a promising approach to developing versatile bioassays. However, the combination of AuNPs' intrinsic enzyme-mimicking properties with their surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) activities has yet to be explored. Here we designed a peroxidase-mimicking nanozyme by in situ growing AuNPs into a highly porous and thermally stable metal-organic framework called MIL-101. The obtained AuNPs@MIL-101 nanozymes acted as peroxidase mimics to oxidize Raman-inactive reporter leucomalachite green into the active malachite green (MG) with hydrogen peroxide and simultaneously as the SERS substrates to enhance the Raman signals of the as-produced MG...
June 27, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545554/whipple-s-disease-mimicking-rheumatoid-arthritis-can-cause-misdiagnosis-and-treatment-failure
#16
Cornelia Glaser, Siegbert Rieg, Thorsten Wiech, Christine Scholz, Dominique Endres, Oliver Stich, Peter Hasselblatt, Walter Geißdörfer, Christian Bogdan, Annerose Serr, Georg Häcker, Reinhard E Voll, Jens Thiel, Nils Venhoff
BACKGROUND: Whipple's disease, a rare chronic infectious disorder caused by Tropheryma whipplei, may present with predominant joint manifestations mimicking rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: A retrospective single-center cohort study of seven patients was performed. Clinical symptoms were assessed by review of medical charts and Whipple's disease was diagnosed by periodic-acid-Schiff-stain and/or Tropheryma whipplei-specific polymerase-chain-reaction. RESULTS: Median age at disease onset was 54 years, six patients were male...
May 25, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539859/human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-generated-neural-cells-behaving-like-brain-and-spinal-cord-cells-an-insight-into-the-involvement-of-retinoic-acid-and-sonic-hedgehog-proteins
#17
Akinlolu Abdulazeez Adelaja
OBJECTIVES: The previous studies generated neural progenitor cells (NPCs) from human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) using different protocols. However, the nature of the temporal or regional specificity of NPCs derived using these protocols is not well defined. Therefore, this study aimed to generate age- and region-specific NPCs from hiPSCs, which mimic in vivo fetal brain (FNPC-B) or spinal cord (FNPC-SC) tissues, in the absence or presence of retinoic acid (RA) and sonic hedgehog (SHH)...
April 2017: International Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528333/effect-of-1-25-oh-2d3-on-proliferation-of-fibroblast-like-synoviocytes-and-expressions-of-pro-inflammatory-cytokines-through-regulating-microrna-22-in-a-rat-model-of-rheumatoid-arthritis
#18
Ping Fan, Lan He, Nan Hu, Jing Luo, Jing Zhang, Ling-Fei Mo, Yan-Hua Wang, Dan Pu, Xiao-Hong Lv, Zhi-Ming Hao, Chang-Hai Ding, Wu-Jun Xue, Yang Li
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to investigate the regulatory mechanism of 1,25-(OH)2D3 on the proliferation of fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS) and expressions of pro-inflammatory cytokines in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) rats via microRNA-22 (miR-22). METHODS: A rat model of RA was established with a subcutaneous injection of type II collagen. After treated with different concentrations of 1,25-(OH)2D3 the proliferation of FLS was estimated by the MTT method, and the optimal concentration of 1,25-(OH)2D3 was selected for further experiments...
2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526071/retinoid-acid-induced-microrna-31-5p-suppresses-myogenic-proliferation-and-differentiation-by-targeting-camkii%C3%AE
#19
Bo Liu, Chao Liu, Wei Cong, Nan Li, Nan Zhou, Yi Tang, Chao Wei, Han Bai, Ying Zhang, Jing Xiao
BACKGROUND: We previously reported that Wnt5a/CaMKIIδ (calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II delta) pathway was involved in the embryonic tongue deformity induced by excess retinoic acid (RA). Our latest study found that the expression of miR-31-5p, which was predicted to target the 3'UTR of CamkIIδ, was raised in the RA-treated embryonic tongue. Thus, we hypothesized that the excess RA regulated Wnt5a/CaMKIIδ pathway through miR-31-5p in embryonic tongue. METHODS: C2C12 myoblast line was employed as an in vitro model to examine the suppression of miR-31-5p on CamkIIδ expression, through which RA impaired the myoblast proliferation and differentiation in embryonic tongue...
May 11, 2017: Skeletal Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518115/analysis-of-retinoic-acid-induced-neural-differentiation-of-mouse-embryonic-stem-cells-in-two-and-three-dimensional-embryoid-bodies
#20
Junning Yang, Chuanshen Wu, Ioana Stefanescu, Arie Horowitz
Mouse embryonic stem cells (ESCs) isolated from the inner mass of the blastocyst (typically at day E3.5), can be used as in vitro model system for studying early embryonic development. In the absence of leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF), ESCs differentiate by default into neural precursor cells. They can be amassed into a three dimensional (3D) spherical aggregate termed embryoid body (EB) due to its similarity to the early stage embryo. EBs can be seeded on fibronectin-coated coverslips, where they expand by growing two dimensional (2D) extensions, or implanted in 3D collagen matrices where they continue growing as spheroids, and differentiate into the three germ layers: endodermal, mesodermal, and ectodermal...
April 22, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
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