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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099816/new-treatment-options-and-emerging-drugs-for-axial-spondyloarthritis-biological-and-targeted-synthetic-agents
#1
Eric Toussirot
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and axial spondyloarthritis (ax SpA) are chronic inflammatory diseases mainly involving the axial skeleton. Pharmacological treatments for AS and ax SpA usually include local glucocorticoid injections, NSAIDs and anti-TNFa agents. Since around 30% to 40% of patients are non responders or intolerant to anti-TNFa agents, we need new therapeutic options for AS and ax SpA. Areas covered: This review describes the new biological agents that can be used or are in development for AS or ax SpA as well as emerging synthetic targeted drugs...
January 18, 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078500/effects-of-different-omega-3-sources-fish-oil-krill-oil-and-green-lipped-mussel-against-cytokine-mediated-canine-cartilage-degradation
#2
Kittisak Buddhachat, Puntita Siengdee, Siriwadee Chomdej, Kumpanart Soontornvipart, Korakot Nganvongpanit
Our purpose was to evaluate the protective effect of three marine omega-3 sources, fish oil (FO), krill oil (KO), and green-lipped mussel (GLM) against cartilage degradation. Canine cartilage explants were stimulated with either 10 ng/mL interleukin-1β (IL-1β) or IL-1β/oncostatin M (10 ng/mL each) and then treated with various concentrations of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA; 3 and 30 μg/mL), FO, KO, or GLM (250, 500, and 1000 μg/mL) for 28 days. Gene expression was then investigated in primary canine chondrocytes...
January 11, 2017: In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology. Animal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049736/glp-1-analogue-induced-weight-loss-does-not-improve-obesity-induced-at-dysfunction
#3
Emilie Pastel, Laura J McCulloch, Rebecca Ward, Shivam Joshi, Kim M Gooding, Angela C Shore, Katarina Kos
Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) analogues aid weight loss which improves obesity-associated adipose tissue (AT) dysfunction. GLP-1 treatment may however also directly influence AT which expresses GLP-1 receptors. This study aimed to assess the impact of GLP-1 analogue treatment on subcutaneous AT inflammatory and fibrotic responses, compared to weight loss by calorie reduction (control). Among the 39 participants with type 2 diabetes recruited, 30 age-matched participants were randomised to 4 months treatment with Liraglutide (n=22) or calorie restriction-based on dietetic counselling (n=8)...
January 3, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030347/reduced-14c-methionine-uptake-and-fecundity-in-schistosoma-mansoni-females-treated-with-recombinant-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-in-vitro
#4
M A Haseeb, Raag Agrawal, Bernard Fried
Recombinant human TNFα (rhTNFα) has previously been shown to reduce fecundity in Schistosoma mansoni adult females maintained in vitro without males, and adversely affect the uptake of [14C]-tyrosine, an amino acid required for schistosome vitellogenesis. Here we report on the effect of rhTNFα on [14C]-methionine uptake in both separated and paired females, and the effect of three different preparations of rTNFα on schistosome oviposition in vitro. In the absence of rhTNFa, separated females incorporated only 30% of the [14C]-methionine incorporated by paired females in a dose and time-dependent manner, suggesting low metabolic activity of females in the absence of males...
March 1, 2017: Acta Parasitologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006890/serum-cytokines-in-paediatric-neuropsychiatric-syndromes-focus-on-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder
#5
Renato Donfrancesco, Paola Nativio, Edoardo Borrelli, Eleonora Giua, Elda Andriola, Maria P Villa, Michela DI Trani
BACKGROUND: Inflammation may represent a common underlying mechanism in a wide range of diseases, including neuropsychiatric disorders. Cytokine involvement has been investigated in some studies on patients with childhood neuropsychiatric diseases. The aim of this study was to determine whether cytokines are involved in ADHD to provide a rationale for immune-based therapeutic strategies in this disorder. METHODS: Sixty children were studied: 34 consecutive drug-naïve children with ADHD (30 males and 4 females; mean age of 10...
December 22, 2016: Minerva Pediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999453/frequency-of-tnfa-infg-and-il10-gene-polymorphisms-and-their-association-with-malaria-vivax-and-genomic-ancestry
#6
Adriana Antônia da Cruz Furini, Gustavo Capatti Cassiano, Marcela Petrolini Capobianco, Sidney Emanuel Batista Dos Santos, Ricardo Luiz Dantas Machado
Polymorphisms in cytokine genes can alter the production of these proteins and consequently affect the immune response. The trihybrid heterogeneity of the Brazilian population is characterized as a condition for the use of ancestry informative markers. The objective of this study was to evaluate the frequency of -1031T>C, -308G>A and -238G>A TNFA, +874 A>T IFNG and -819C>T, and -592C>A IL10 gene polymorphisms and their association with malaria vivax and genomic ancestry. Samples from 90 vivax malaria-infected individuals and 51 noninfected individuals from northern Brazil were evaluated...
2016: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941938/effects-of-exendin-4-on-human-adipose-tissue-inflammation-and-ecm-remodelling
#7
E Pastel, S Joshi, B Knight, N Liversedge, R Ward, K Kos
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Subjects with type-2 diabetes are typically obese with dysfunctional adipose tissue (AT). Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) analogues are routinely used to improve glycaemia. Although, they also aid weight loss that improves AT function, their direct effect on AT function is unclear. To explore GLP-1 analogues' influence on human AT's cytokine and extracellular matrix (ECM) regulation, we therefore obtained and treated omental (OMAT) and subcutaneous (SCAT) AT samples with Exendin-4, an agonist of the GLP-1 receptor (GLP-1R)...
December 12, 2016: Nutrition & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893782/beneficial-effects-of-metformin-and-or-salicylate-on-palmitate-or-tnf%C3%AE-induced-neuroinflammatory-marker-and-neuropeptide-gene-regulation-in-immortalized-npy-agrp-neurons
#8
Wenqing Ye, Ernesto H Ramos, Brian C Wong, Denise D Belsham
Neuropeptide Y (NPY)/Agouti-related peptide (AgRP)-expressing neurons in the hypothalamus induce feeding and decrease energy expenditure. With consumption of a diet high in fat, there is an increase in circulating saturated free fatty acids, including palmitate, leading to the development of neuroinflammation and secretion of cytokines, such as TNFα, and in turn activation of the canonical IKKβ/NFκB cascade. We describe a model of palmitate- and TNFα-induced neuroinflammation in a functionally characterized, immortalized NPY/AgRP-expressing cell model, mHypoE-46, to study whether the anti-diabetic metformin alone or in combination with the anti-inflammatory agent salicylate can ameliorate these detrimental effects...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890035/epigenetics-in-type-1-diabetes-tnfa-gene-promoter-methylation-status-in-chilean-patients-with-type-1-diabetes-mellitus
#9
Viviana Arroyo-Jousse, Diego F Garcia-Diaz, Ethel Codner, Francisco Pérez-Bravo
TNF-α is a pro-inflammatory cytokine that is involved in type 1 diabetes (T1D) pathogenesis. The TNFa gene is subject of epigenetic regulation in which folate and homocysteine are important molecules because they participate in the methionine cycle where the most important methyl group donor (S-adenosylmethionine) is formed. We investigated whether TNFa gene promoter methylation status in T1D patients was related to blood folate, homocysteine and TNF-α in a transversal case-control study. We studied T1D patients (n 25, mean=13·7 years) and healthy control subjects (n 25, mean=31·1 years), without T1D and/or other autoimmune diseases or direct family history of these diseases...
December 2016: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873324/red-blood-cell-alloimmunization-in-patients-with-sickle-cell-disease-correlation-with-hla-and-cytokine-gene-polymorphisms
#10
Emilia Ângela Sippert, Jeane Eliete Laguila Visentainer, Hugo Vicentin Alves, Camila Rodrigues, Simone Cristina Olenscki Gilli, Marcelo Addas-Carvalho, Sara Teresinha Ollala Saad, Fernando Ferreira Costa, Lilian Castilho
BACKGROUND: The reason for the difference in susceptibility to red blood cell (RBC) alloimmunization among patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) is not clearly understood and is probably the result of multiple factors. Our hypothesis is that genetic polymorphisms are associated with RBC alloimmunization. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: We investigated the possible association of susceptibility to RBC alloimmunization with polymorphisms of HLA and cytokines genes in 161 SCD patients prior exposed to RBC transfusion...
November 21, 2016: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867269/platyphylloside-isolated-from-betula-platyphylla-inhibit-adipocyte-differentiation-and-induce-lipolysis-via-regulating-adipokines-including-ppar%C3%AE-in-3t3-l1-cells
#11
Mina Lee, Sang Hyun Sung
BACKGROUND: Obesity causes or aggravates many health problems, both independently and in association with several pathological disorders, including Type II diabetes, hypertension, atherosclerosis, and cancer. Therefore, we screened small compounds isolated from natural products for the development of anti-obesity drugs. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the anti-adipogenic activities of platyphylloside, diarylheptanoid isolated from Betula platyphylla, which was selected based on the screening using 3T3-L1 cells...
October 2016: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859672/immune-activation-and-regulation-related-patterns-in-stable-hand-transplant-recipients
#12
Dorota Kamińska, Katarzyna Kościelska-Kasprzak, Magdalena Krajewska, Adam Chełmoński, Jerzy Jabłecki, Marcelina Żabińska, Marta Myszka, Mirosław Banasik, Maria Boratyńska, Agnieszka Gomółkiewicz, Piotr Dzięgiel, Marian Klinger
We assessed cell subsets and expression of a set of genes related to the T-cell populations in peripheral blood mononuclear cells to elucidate whether immune status of stable hand transplant recipients (HTx) differs from stable kidney transplant recipients (KTx). The study was conducted on five HTx 4.8 ± 1.7 years after transplantation and 30 stable KTx 7.9 ± 2.4 years after transplantation as well as 18 healthy volunteers. The research involved PBMC gene expression analysis of CD4, CD8, CTLA4, GZMB, FOXP3, IL10, IL4, ILR2A, NOTCH, PDCD1, PRF1, TGF-B, and TNF-A genes on a custom-designed low-density array (TaqMan) as well as flow cytometry assessment of lymphocyte subpopulations...
November 9, 2016: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856306/enhanced-formation-of-giant-cells-in-common-variable-immunodeficiency-relation-to-granulomatous-disease
#13
Timothy H Scott-Taylor, Karen Whiting, Ruth Pettengell, David A Webster
Peripheral monocytes from patients with common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) had on average a 2 fold greater tendency to form giant cells in medium without additional cytokines. Giant cell formation was faster and 3 to 5 fold higher in most CVID cells compared to normal. Addition of IL4, GMCSF, IFNγ, TNFa and both T cell and monocyte conditioned media promoted monocyte fusion of some CVID individuals over 5 fold the normal average level, with combinations of cytokines and monokines acting synergistically...
November 14, 2016: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822481/association-between-308g-a-tnfa-polymorphism-and-susceptibility-to-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Geisa Izetti Luna, Izabel Cristina Rodrigues da Silva, Mauro Niskier Sanchez
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is considered to be a worldwide epidemic disease and its type 2 form comprises more than 95% of all cases. Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) is a proinflammatory cytokine. Its dysregulation has been implicated in a variety of human diseases, including type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The control of expression of this cytokine is associated with insulin resistance and has a strong genetic influence. In order to understand this relationship, the literature from all case-control studies since 2000 to date was reviewed...
2016: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821647/preclinical-evaluation-of-drugs-to-block-inflammation-driven-preterm-birth
#15
Demelza J Ireland, Elizabeth A Nathan, Shaofu Li, Adrian K Charles, Lisa F Stinson, Matthew W Kemp, John P Newnham, Jeffrey A Keelan
Intrauterine inflammation, the major cause of early preterm birth, can have microbial and sterile aetiologies. We assessed in a Transwell model the anti-inflammatory efficacies of five drugs on human extraplacental membranes delivered after preterm spontaneous labour (30-34 wk). Drugs [TPCA1 (IKKβ inhibitor), 5 z-7-oxozeaenol (OxZ, TAK1 inhibitor), inhibitor of NF-κB essential modulator binding domain (iNBD), SB239063 (p38 MAPK inhibitor) and N-acetyl cysteine (free radical scavenger free radicals)] were added after 12 h equilibration to the amniotic compartment...
November 7, 2016: Innate Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793001/mir-135b-5p-inhibits-lps-induced-tnf%C3%AE-production-via-silencing-ampk-phosphatase-ppm1e
#16
Ping Li, Jian-Bo Fan, Yanxia Gao, Ming Zhang, Li Zhang, Ning Yang, Xiaojing Zhao
AMPK activation in monocytes could suppress lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced tissue-damaging TNFa production. We are set to provoke AMPK activation via microRNA ("miRNA") downregulating its phosphatase Ppm1e. In human U937 and THP-1 monocytes, forced expression of microRNA-135b-5p ("miR-135b-5p") downregulated Ppm1e and activated AMPK signaling. Further, LPS-induced TNFα production in above cells was dramatically attenuated. Ppm1e shRNA knockdown in U937 cells also activated AMPK and inhibited TNFα production by LPS...
October 25, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790411/protective-yeasts-control-v-anguillarum-pathogenicity-and-modulate-the-innate-immune-response-of-challenged-zebrafish-danio-rerio-larvae
#17
Mario Caruffo, Natalie C Navarrete, Oscar A Salgado, Nelly B Faúndez, Miguel C Gajardo, Carmen G Feijóo, Angélica Reyes-Jara, Katherine García, Paola Navarrete
We investigated mechanisms involved in the protection of zebrafish (Danio rerio) larvae by two probiotic candidate yeasts, Debaryomyces hansenii 97 (Dh97) and Yarrowia lypolitica 242 (Yl242), against a Vibrio anguillarum challenge. We determined the effect of different yeast concentrations (10(4)-10(7) CFU/mL) to: (i) protect larvae from the challenge, (ii) reduce the in vivo pathogen concentration and (iii) modulate the innate immune response of the host. To evaluate the role of zebrafish microbiota in protection, the experiments were performed in conventionally raised and germ-free larvae...
2016: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768511/low-hemagglutinin-antigen-dose-influenza-vaccines-adjuvanted-with-as03-alter-the-long-term-immune-responses-in-balb-c-mice
#18
Karen K Yam, Angela Brewer, Virginie Bleau, Édith Beaulieu, Corey P Mallett, Brian J Ward
We investigated the long-term immune profiles of dose-sparing, AS03-adjuvanted vaccines compared to a traditional high-dose, unadjuvated influenza vaccine formulation. BALB/c mice received 2 IM injections of influenza A/Uruguay/716/2007 (H3N2) split vaccine antigen: high-dose (HD) (3 µg hemagglutinin (HA)/dose) or low-dose (LD) formulations (0.03 µg or 0.003 µg HA) with AS03 and were followed to 34 weeks post-boost (pb). We examined serologic responses, spleen and bone marrow (BM) HA-specific antibody-secreting cells (ASCs) by ELISpot, influenza-specific cytokine/chemokine production in re-stimulated splenocytes by multiplex ELISA, and antigen-specific CD4+ T cells that express cytokines (IL-2, IFNγ, TNFα and IL-5) by flow cytometry...
October 21, 2016: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27762509/analytical-and-clinical-evaluation-of-an-immunoassay-for-estimating-immunogenicity-of-infliximab-and-etanercept-in-indian-population
#19
Canna Ghia, Shashank Akerkar, Shailaja Sabnis, Urk Rao, Gautam Rambhad
BACKGROUND / OBJECTIVES: Biologic anti-TNFs in India have improved the patient management. Significant proportions of patients lose response over time or do not respond. Possible explanations are suboptimal trough anti-TNFa concentrations or antibodies to anti-TNFs. The aim of this project was to set up and standardize an independent laboratory to test immunogenicity of anti-TNF biologics (infliximab and etanercept). METHODS: Three rheumatologists piloted this project approved by independent ethics committee and carried out in compliance with ICH/GCP guidelines...
September 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754272/sy-17-2-inflammation-immunity-and-hypertension
#20
David Harrison
Hypertension remains an enormous health care burden that affects one third of the population. Despite its prevalence the cause of most cases of hypertension remains unknown. Our laboratory has defined a novel mechanism for hypertension involving adaptive immunity. We found that mice lacking lymphocytes (RAG-1 mice) develop blunted hypertensive responses to a variety of stimuli including chronic angiotensin II infusion, DOCA-salt challenge and norepinephrine infusion. Adoptive transfer of T cells, but not B cells, restores the hypertensive responses to these stimuli...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
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