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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923356/subcutaneous-injections-of-aluminum-at-vaccine-adjuvant-levels-activate-innate-immune-genes-in-mouse-brain-that-are-homologous-with-biomarkers-of-autism
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Dan Li, Lucija Tomljenovic, Yongling Li, Christopher A Shaw
Autism is a neurobehavioral disorder characterized by immune dysfunction. It is manifested in early childhood, during a window of early developmental vulnerability where the normal developmental trajectory is most susceptible to xenobiotic insults. Aluminum (Al) vaccine adjuvants are xenobiotics with immunostimulating and neurotoxic properties to which infants worldwide are routinely exposed. To investigate Al's immune and neurotoxic impact in vivo, we tested the expression of 17 genes which are implicated in both autism and innate immune response in brain samples of Al-injected mice in comparison to control mice...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921708/scopoletin-supplementation-ameliorates-steatosis-and-inflammation-in-diabetic-mice
#2
Ra-Yeong Choi, Ju Ri Ham, Hae-In Lee, Hyun Wook Cho, Myung-Sook Choi, Seok-Kyu Park, Jin Lee, Myung-Joo Kim, Kwon-Il Seo, Mi-Kyung Lee
Scopoletin is a bioactive component in many edible plants and fruits. This study investigated the effects of scopoletin on hepatic steatosis and inflammation in a high-fat diet fed type 1 diabetic mice by comparison with metformin. Scopoletin (0.01%, w/w) or metformin (0.5%, w/w) was provided with a high-fat diet to streptozotocin-induced diabetic mice for 11 weeks. Both scopoletin and metformin lowered blood glucose and HbA1c , serum ALT, TNF-α and IL-6 levels, glucose intolerance, and hepatic lipid accumulation compared with the diabetic control group...
September 18, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895093/sirna-mediated-rna-interference-in-precision-cut-tissue-slices-prepared-from-mouse-lung-and-kidney
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Mitchel J R Ruigrok, Nalinie Maggan, Delphine Willaert, Henderik W Frijlink, Barbro N Melgert, Peter Olinga, Wouter L J Hinrichs
Small interfering RNA (siRNA)-mediated RNAi interference (RNAi) is a powerful post-transcriptional gene silencing mechanism which can be used to study the function of genes in vitro (cell cultures) and in vivo (animal models). However, there is a translational gap between these models. Hence, there is a need for novel experimental models that combine the advantages of in vitro and in vivo models (e.g., simplicity, flexibility, throughput, and representability) to study the effects of siRNA. This need may be addressed by precision-cut tissue slices (PCTS), which represent an ex vivo model that mimics the structural and functional characteristics of a whole organ...
September 11, 2017: AAPS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885456/tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-secreted-from-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-contributes-to-cancer-pain-and-associated-inflammation
#4
Nicole N Scheff, Yi Ye, Aditi Bhattacharya, Justin MacRae, Dustin H Hickman, Atul K Sharma, John C Dolan, Brian L Schmidt
Oral cancer patients report severe pain during function. Inflammation plays a role in the oral cancer microenvironment; however, the role of immune cells and associated secretion of inflammatory mediators in oral cancer pain has not been well defined. In this study, we utilized two oral cancer mouse models: a cell line supernatant injection model and the 4-nitroquinoline-1-oxide (4NQO) chemical carcinogenesis model. We used the two models to study changes in immune cell infiltrate and orofacial nociception associated with oral squamous cell carcinoma (oSCC)...
September 1, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855315/eplerenone-prevented-obesity-induced-inflammasome-activation-and-glucose-intolerance
#5
Tsutomu Wada, Akari Ishikawa, Eri Watanabe, Yuto Nakamura, Yusuke Aruga, Hayate Hasegawa, Yasuhiro Onogi, Hiroe Honda, Yoshinori Nagai, Kiyoshi Takatsu, Yoko Ishii, Masakiyo Sasahara, Daisuke Koya, Hiroshi Tsuneki, Toshiyasu Sasaoka
Obesity-associated activation of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system is implicated in the pathogenesis of insulin resistance; however, influences of mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) inhibition remain unclear. Therefore, we aimed to clarify the anti-inflammatory mechanisms of MR inhibition using eplerenone, a selective MR antagonist, in C57BL/6 mice fed a high-fat diet (HFD) for 12 weeks. Eplerenone prevented excessive body weight gain and fat accumulation, ameliorated glucose intolerance and insulin resistance, and enhanced energy metabolism...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844731/tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-polymorphisms-are-associated-with-parkinson-s-disease-age-at-onset
#6
Juliana D Lindenau, Vivian Altmann, Artur F Schumacher-Schuh, Carlos R Rieder, Mara H Hutz
The role of neuroinflammation in Parkinson's disease (PD) has been demonstrated through several different approaches. It was suggested an inflammation-derived oxidative stress and cytokine-dependent toxicity role in the nigrostriatal pathway degeneration and hasten progression of disease. Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFA) gene promoter polymorphisms might alter the expression of this cytokine contributing to the pro- and anti-inflammatory polarization. An increased TNFA expression might lead to inflammatory profile predominance...
August 24, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837706/a-dna-inducing-vlp-vaccine-designed-for-hiv-and-tested-in-mice
#7
Alexandre Calazans, Cesar Boggiano, Ross Lindsay
We developed a DNA vaccine that induces the formation of a VLP in vivo. This VLP was designed to elicit neutralizing antibodies, to induce better T-cell responses and to activate the innate immune system. Overall, 5 groups of 10 mice were electroporated with the following constructs: pVLP-LTR-GagPro [full], pVLP-GagPro [VLP wihout RNA], pVLP-LTR-Gag [VLP immature], pVLP-Gag and pVLP-EnvBG505 [regular DNA vaccine] and a mock group. We performed ICS on the mouse spleens and performed ELISA for ENV antibodies and a Luminex assay for inflammatory cytokines...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818362/two-year-follow-up-of-crohn-s-patients-substituted-to-certolizumab-anti-tnfa-therapy-savant-2
#8
Andrew Motlis, Moheb Boktor, Paul Jordan, Urska Cvek, Marjan Trutschl, J Steven Alexander
The effectiveness of ant-TNF 'biologic' therapy in is well supported in the management of moderate to severe Crohn's Disease (CD). Our first 'SAVANT' study was to our knowledge the first study report one- year outcomes in patients (n=60) who switched from previous anti-TNFa treatment to Cimzia/Certolizumab. This current study (SAVANT 2) follows up on longer term outcomes and provides additional clinical and biochemical data that may contribute to therapeutic responses. This IRB approved study was a retrospective analysis of the initial patients included in SAVANT 1...
August 9, 2017: Pathophysiology: the Official Journal of the International Society for Pathophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808331/pro-and-anti-inflammatory-responses-of-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-induced-by-staphylococcus-aureus-and-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-phages
#9
Jonas D Van Belleghem, Frédéric Clement, Maya Merabishvili, Rob Lavigne, Mario Vaneechoutte
The ability of bacteriophages to kill bacteria is well known, as is their potential use as alternatives to antibiotics. As such, bacteriophages reach high doses locally through infection of their bacterial host in the human body. In this study we assessed the gene expression profile of peripheral blood monocytes from six donors for twelve immunity-related genes (i.e. CD14, CXCL1, CXCL5, IL1A, IL1B, IL1RN, IL6, IL10, LYZ, SOCS3, TGFBI and TNFA) induced by Staphylococcus aureus phage ISP and four Pseudomonas aeruginosa phages (i...
August 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782183/pectin-nanocoating-reduces-proinflammatory-fibroblast-response-to-bacteria
#10
A Mieszkowska, J Folkert, T Gaber, K Miksch, K Gurzawska
Implant failures are primarily related to bacterial infections and inflammation. Nanocoating of implant devices with organic molecules is a method used for improving their integration into host tissues and limiting inflammation. Bioengineered plant-derived rhamnogalacturonan-Is (RG-Is) from pectins improve tissue regeneration and exhibit anti-inflammatory properties. Therefore, the aim of this study is to evaluate the in vitro effect of RG-I nanocoating on human gingival primary fibroblast (HGF) activity and proinflammatory response following Porphyromonas gingivalis (P...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755038/experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis-ameliorated-by-passive-transfer-of-polymerase-1-silenced-mog35-55-lymphatic-node-cells-verification-of-a-novel-therapeutic-approach-in-multiple-sclerosis
#11
R Zilkha-Falb, M Gurevich, A Achiron
In the current study, we present an innovative concept based on the knowledge that enhancing naturally occurring biological mechanisms is effective in preventing neuronal damage and maintaining low disease activity in about 15% of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients presenting the benign type of MS. Recently, we have demonstrated that low disease activity in benign MS is associated with suppression of RNA polymerase 1 (POL1) pathway; therefore, targeting POL1 transcription machinery as a strategy for suppressing active forms of MS is suggested...
July 28, 2017: Neuromolecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750405/untargeted-dna-demethylation-therapy-neither-prevents-nor-attenuates-ischemia-reperfusion-induced-renal-fibrosis
#12
Benjamin A Vervaet, Lies Moonen, Lode Godderis, Katrien Poels, Patrick C D'Haese
BACKGROUND: Current treatment options for chronic kidney disease (CKD) are limited and their focus is on slowing its progression by addressing comorbidities. Fibrosis, the common histopathological process in CKD, is a major therapeutic research target. In CKD, fibroblasts are terminally activated due to alterations in their DNA-methylation pattern, particularly hypermethylation. Preventing the copying of pathological DNA-methylation patterns in proliferating fibroblasts could be a new effective therapeutic strategy for treating CKD...
July 28, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724658/a-daily-dose-of-5-mg-folic-acid-for-90-days-is-associated-with-increased-serum-unmetabolized-folic-acid-and-reduced-natural-killer-cell-cytotoxicity-in-healthy-brazilian-adults
#13
Clovis Paniz, Juliano Felix Bertinato, Maylla Rodrigues Lucena, Eduardo De Carli, Patrícia Mendonça da Silva Amorim, Guilherme Wataru Gomes, Cecília Zanin Palchetti, Maria Stella Figueiredo, Christine M Pfeiffer, Zia Fazili, Ralph Green, Elvira Maria Guerra-Shinohara
Background: The effects of high-dose folic acid (FA) supplementation in healthy individuals on blood folate concentrations and immune response are unknown.Objective: The aim of the study was to evaluate the effects of daily consumption of a tablet containing 5 mg FA on serum folate; number and cytotoxicity of natural killer (NK) cells; mRNA expression of dihydrofolate reductase (DHFR), methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR), interferon γ (IFNG), tumor necrosis factor α (TNFA), and interleukin 8 (IL8) genes; and concentrations of serum inflammatory markers...
September 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705542/effect-of-coronary-artery-disease-risk-snps-on-serum-cytokine-levels-and-cytokine-imbalance-in-premature-coronary-artery-disease
#14
Wafa M Ansari, Steve E Humphries, Abdul K Naveed, Omer J Khan, Dilshad A Khan, Ejaz Hassan Khattak
BACKGROUND: Premature Coronary Artery Disease (PCAD) occurs almost a decade earlier in the South Asian population as compared to the West. Inclusion of genetic information can prove to be a robust measure to improve early risk prediction of PCAD. Aim was to estimate the genotypic distribution and risk allele frequencies of 13 Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) risk Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms in loci identified by the CARDIoGRAMplusC4D consortium namely MIA3 rs17465637; 9p21 rs10757274; CXCL12 rs1746048; APOA5 rs662799; APOB rs1042031; LPA rs3798220; LPA 10455872; MRAS rs9818870; LPL rs328; SORT1 rs646776; PCSK9 rs11591147; APOE rs429358; APOE rs7412 in Pakistani PCAD patients and controls...
July 10, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659758/chronic-oxidative-stress-mitochondrial-dysfunction-nrf2-activation-and-inflammation-in-the-hippocampus-accompany-heightened-systemic-inflammation-and-oxidative-stress-in-an-animal-model-of-gulf-war-illness
#15
Geetha A Shetty, Bharathi Hattiangady, Dinesh Upadhya, Adrian Bates, Sahithi Attaluri, Bing Shuai, Maheedhar Kodali, Ashok K Shetty
Memory and mood dysfunction are the key symptoms of Gulf war illness (GWI), a lingering multi-symptom ailment afflicting >200,000 veterans who served in the Persian Gulf War-1. Research probing the source of the disease has demonstrated that concomitant exposures to anti-nerve gas agent pyridostigmine bromide (PB), pesticides, and war-related stress are among the chief causes of GWI. Indeed, exposures to GWI-related chemicals (GWIR-Cs) and mild stress in animal models cause memory and mood impairments alongside reduced neurogenesis and chronic low-level inflammation in the hippocampus...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603222/bovine-embryo-induces-an-anti-inflammatory-response-in-uterine-epithelial-cells-and-immune-cells-in-vitro-possible-involvement-of-interferon-tau-as-an-intermediator
#16
Anup K Talukder, Mohamed S Yousef, Mohammad B Rashid, Kensuke Awai, Tomas J Acosta, Takashi Shimizu, Kiyoshi Okuda, Masayuki Shimada, Kazuhiko Imakawa, Akio Miyamoto
Recent observations suggest that the bovine uterus starts to react to the early embryo immediately after its arrival from the oviduct. The present study aimed to investigate the effect of the early developing embryo on the immune-related gene profile in bovine uterine epithelial cells (BUECs) in vitro, and to further examine the impact of conditioned media (CM), either from embryo-BUEC co-culture or embryo culture alone, on gene expression in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs). First, BUECs were co-cultured with morulae (n = 10) for D5-D9 (D0 = IVF), and gene expression in BUECs was analyzed...
August 19, 2017: Journal of Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575756/dietary-fatty-acids-modulate-adipocyte-tnfa-production-via-regulation-of-its-dna-promoter-methylation-levels
#17
Eva García-Escobar, Roberto Monastero, Sara García-Serrano, Juan M Gómez-Zumaquero, Ana Lago-Sampedro, Elehazara Rubio-Martín, Natalia Colomo, Francisca Rodríguez-Pacheco, Federico Soriguer, Gemma Rojo-Martínez
The factors regulating TNF alpha (TNFa) levels could be considered therapeutic targets against metabolic syndrome development. DNA methylation is a potent regulator of gene expression and may be associated with protein levels. In this study we investigate whether the effect of dietary fatty acids on TNFa released from adipocytes might be associated with modifications of the TNFa promoter DNA methylation status. A group of rats was assigned to three diets with a different composition of saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572156/g-protein-coupled-receptor-kinase-2-is-a-critical-regulator-of-tnf%C3%AE-signaling-in-colon-epithelial-cells
#18
Michael D Steury, Peter C Lucas, Laura R McCabe, Narayanan Parameswaran
G-protein-coupled receptor kinase-2 (GRK2) belongs to the GRK family of serine/threonine protein kinases critical in the regulation of G-protein-coupled receptors. Apart from this canonical role, GRK2 is also involved in several signaling pathways via distinct intracellular interactomes. In the present study, we examined the role of GRK2 in TNFα signaling in colon epithelial cell-biological processes including wound healing, proliferation, apoptosis, and gene expression. Knockdown of GRK2 in the SW480 human colonic cells significantly enhanced TNFα-induced epithelial cell wound healing without any effect on apoptosis/proliferation...
June 27, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542534/the-carriage-of-interleukin-1b-31-c-allele-plus-staphylococcus-aureus-and-haemophilus-influenzae-increases-the-risk-of-recurrent-tonsillitis-in-a-mexican-population
#19
Baltazar González-Andrade, Ramiro Santos-Lartigue, Samantha Flores-Treviño, Natalie Sonia Ramirez-Ochoa, Paola Bocanegra-Ibarias, Francisco J Huerta-Torres, Soraya Mendoza-Olazarán, Licet Villarreal-Treviño, Adrián Camacho-Ortiz, Hipólito Villarreal-Vázquez, Elvira Garza-González
The aim of the present study was to estimate the relative contribution of immunogenetic and microbiological factors in the development of recurrent tonsillitis in a Mexican population. Patients (n = 138) with recurrent tonsillitis and an indication of tonsillectomy (mean age: 6.05 years ± 3.00; median age: 5 years, female: 58; age range: 1-15 years) and 195 non-related controls older than 18 years and a medical history free of recurrent tonsillitis were included. To evaluate the microbial contribution, tonsil swab samples from both groups and extracted tonsil samples from cases were cultured...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527383/tributyltin-and-triphenyltin-exposure-promotes-in-vitro-adipogenic-differentiation-but-alters-the-adipocyte-phenotype-in-rainbow-trout
#20
Esmail Lutfi, Natàlia Riera-Heredia, Marlon Córdoba, Cinta Porte, Joaquim Gutiérrez, Encarnación Capilla, Isabel Navarro
Numerous environmental pollutants have been identified as potential obesogenic compounds affecting endocrine signaling and lipid homeostasis. Among them, well-known organotins such as tributyltin (TBT) and triphenyltin (TPT), can be found in significant concentrations in aquatic environments. The aim of the present study was to investigate in vitro the effects of TBT and TPT on the development and lipid metabolism of rainbow trout (Onchorynchus mykiss) primary cultured adipocytes. Results showed that TBT and TPT induced lipid accumulation and slightly enhanced peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPARγ) and CCAAT enhancer binding protein alpha (C/EBPα) protein expression when compared to a control, both in the presence or absence of lipid mixture...
May 8, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
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