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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
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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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506283/prolactin-blocks-the-expression-of-receptor-activator-of-nuclear-factor-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-ligand-and-reduces-osteoclastogenesis-and-bone-loss-in-murine-inflammatory-arthritis
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Maria G Ledesma-Colunga, Norma Adán, Georgina Ortiz, Mariana Solís-Gutiérrez, Fernando López-Barrera, Gonzalo Martínez de la Escalera, Carmen Clapp
BACKGROUND: Prolactin (PRL) reduces joint inflammation, pannus formation, and bone destruction in rats with polyarticular adjuvant-induced arthritis (AIA). Here, we investigate the mechanism of PRL protection against bone loss in AIA and in monoarticular AIA (MAIA). METHODS: Joint inflammation, trabecular bone loss, and osteoclastogenesis were evaluated in rats with AIA treated with PRL (via osmotic minipumps) and in mice with MAIA that were null (Prlr-/-) or not (Prlr+/+) for the PRL receptor...
May 15, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499970/chitinase1-contributed-to-a-potential-protection-via-microglia-polarization-and-a%C3%AE-oligomer-reduction-in-d-galactose-and-aluminum-induced-rat-model-with-cognitive-impairments
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Qian Xiao, Weihua Yu, Qi Tian, Xue Fu, Xia Wang, Min Gu, Yang Lü
Chitinase activity is increased in Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, the role of chitinase1 in AD is unknown. We investigated the effects of chitinase1 on Alzheimer's pathology and microglia function. Artificial chitinase1 and chitinase inhibitor (chitinase-IN-2) were used to determine the effects of chitinase1 on inflammatory factors and β-amyloid (Aβ) oligomers deposition in D-galactose/AlCl3-induced rat model with cognitive impairments. Aβ-treated N9 microglia cells were analyzed to further verify whether the changes in inflammatory factors following chitinase1 treatment were associated with microglia alternative activation...
May 10, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486256/one-year-clinical-outcomes-in-an-ibd-cohort-who-have-previously-had-anti-tnfa-trough-and-antibody-levels-assessed
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Donal Tighe, Barry Hall, Shivashini Kirthi Jeyarajah, Sinead Smith, Niall Breslin, Barbara Ryan, Deirdre McNamara
BACKGROUND: Loss of response (LOR) is a big concern for anti-TNFa therapies in inflammatory bowel disease. Immunomonitoring may be useful to optimize response rates and overcome secondary LOR. METHODS: This was an observational retrospective cohort study of a group of patients with inflammatory bowel disease on infliximab (IFX) and adalimumab (ADA) who had anti-TNFa trough and antibody levels measured, during maintenance phase of treatment. Anti-TNFa trough and antibody levels were measured using standard enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay techniques...
May 5, 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481651/the-alternate-effects-of-anti-tnfa-therapeutics-and-their-role-in-mycobacterial-granulomatous-infection-in-crohn-s-disease
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Ahmad Qasem, Abed Elrahman Naser, Saleh A Naser
Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that has been debated to be associated with bacterial triggers such as Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP). Standard treatment of Crohn's disease (CD) patients includes a family of immunomodulators and biologics such as Anti-Tumor Necrosis Factor alpha (Anti-TNFa). This cytokine in particular has been known to play vital roles in fighting microbial infections through formation and maintenance of granulomas. Areas covered: This perspective is focused on elucidating the negative effects of using Anti-TNFa therapeutic agents as a treatment option in CD patients who are more likely suspected to have MAP infection, and the role of other immunomodulators in MAP infection...
May 8, 2017: Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481416/blood-flow-restricted-training-leads-to-myocelullar-macrophage-infiltration-and-upregulation-of-heat-shock-proteins-but-no-apparent-muscle-damage
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Jakob L Nielsen, Per Aagaard, Tatyana A Prokhorova, Tobias Nygaard, Rune Dueholm Bech, Charlotte Suetta, Ulrik Frandsen
Previous studies indicate that low-load muscle contractions performed under local blood-flow restriction (BFR) may initially induce muscle damage and stress. However, whether these factors are evoked with longitudinal BFR training remains unexplored at the myocellular level. Two distinct study protocols were conducted (3 wk/1 wk). Subjects performed BFR exercise (100 mmHg, 20%-1RM) to concentric failure (BFRE) (3 wk/1 wk), while controls performed work-matched (LLE)(3 wk) or high-load (HLE; 70%-1RM)(1 wk), free-flow exercise...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476672/gene-expression-profiles-associated-with-lymphocystis-disease-virus-lcdv-in-experimentally-infected-senegalese-sole-solea-senegalensis
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Carlos Carballo, Dolores Castro, Juan J Borrego, Manuel Manchado
In the present study, the pathogenesis of lymphocystis disease virus (LCDV) and the immune gene expression patterns associated with this viral infection were determined in the flatfish Senegalese sole. The results indicate that LCDV spreads rapidly from the peritoneal cavity through the bloodstream to reach target organs such as kidney, gut, liver, and skin/fin. The viral load was highest in kidney and reduced progressively thorough the experiment in spite of the viral major capsid protein gene was transcribed...
May 3, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475120/protective-effect-of-fragaria-ananassa-crude-extract-on-cadmium-induced-lipid-peroxidation-antioxidant-enzymes-suppression-and-apoptosis-in-rat-testes
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Mohammed I Y Elmallah, Manal F Elkhadragy, Ebtesam M Al-Olayan, Ahmed E Abdel Moneim
Cadmium is a deleterious environmental pollutant that threats both animals and human health. Oxidative stress and elevated levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS) have recently been reported to be the main cause of cellular damage as a result of cadmium exposure. We investigate, here, the protective effect of strawberry crude extracts on cadmium-induced oxidative damage of testes in rats. Four groups (n = 8) of 32 adult male Wistar rats weighing 160-180 g were used. The control group received 0.9% saline solution all over the experimental period (5 days)...
May 5, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448579/il-33-receptor-st2-regulates-the-cognitive-impairments-associated-with-experimental-cerebral-malaria
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Flora Reverchon, Stéphane Mortaud, Maëliss Sivoyon, Isabelle Maillet, Anthony Laugeray, Jennifer Palomo, Céline Montécot, Améziane Herzine, Sandra Meme, William Meme, François Erard, Bernhard Ryffel, Arnaud Menuet, Valérie F J Quesniaux
Cerebral malaria (CM) is associated with a high mortality rate and long-term neurocognitive impairment in survivors. The murine model of experimental cerebral malaria (ECM) induced by Plasmodium berghei ANKA (PbA)-infection reproduces several of these features. We reported recently increased levels of IL-33 protein in brain undergoing ECM and the involvement of IL-33/ST2 pathway in ECM development. Here we show that PbA-infection induced early short term and spatial memory defects, prior to blood brain barrier (BBB) disruption, in wild-type mice, while ST2-deficient mice did not develop cognitive defects...
April 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443460/augmented-expression-of-runx1-deregulates-the-global-gene-expression-of-u87-glioblastoma-multiforme-cells-and-inhibits-tumor-growth-in-mice
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Yoel Bogoch, Gilgi Friedlander-Malik, Lior Lupu, Ekaterina Bondar, Nitzan Zohar, Sheila Langier, Zvi Ram, Ido Nachmany, Joseph M Klausner, Niv Pencovich
Glioblastoma multiforme is the most common and aggressive primary brain tumor in adults. A mesenchymal phenotype was associated with tumor aggressiveness and poor prognosis in glioblastoma multiforme patients. Recently, the transcription factor RUNX1 was suggested as a driver of the glioblastoma multiforme mesenchymal gene expression signature; however, its independent role in this process is yet to be described. Here, we assessed the role of RUNX1 in U87 glioblastoma multiforme cells in correspondence to its mediated transcriptome and genome-wide occupancy pattern...
April 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410571/pre-and-post-surgical-evaluation-of-the-inflammatory-response-in-patients-with-aortic-stenosis-treated-with-different-types-of-prosthesis
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Maria Elena Soto, Jose Luis Salas, Jesus Vargas-Barron, Ricardo Marquez, Alejandra Rodriguez-Hernandez, Rafael Bojalil-Parra, Israel Pérez-Torres, Veronica Guarner-Lans
BACKGROUND: The inflammatory process in aortic valvular stenosis persists after surgery to replace the valve in almost half of the patients. No association has been found to its persistence. The main objective of this study was to evaluate the inflammatory response in patients with aortic stenosis through the determination of several biomarkers in plasma measured before and after the valvular replacement and to seek an association with the type of prosthesis used. METHODS: This is an observational study with a follow up of 6 months in subjects with severe aortic stenosis...
April 14, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404639/cholesterol-crystallization-within-hepatocyte-lipid-droplets-and-its-role-in-murine-nash
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George N Ioannou, Savitha Subramanian, Alan Chait, W Geoffrey Haigh, Matthew M Yeh, Geoffrey C Farrell, Sum P Lee, Christopher Savard
We recently reported that cholesterol crystals form in hepatocyte lipid droplets (LDs) in human and experimental NASH. Herein, we assigned wild-type C57BL/6J mice to a high-fat (15%) diet for 6 months supplemented with 0%, 0.25%, 0.5%, 0.75%, or 1% dietary cholesterol. Increasing dietary cholesterol led to cholesterol loading of the liver, but not adipose tissue, resulting in fibrosing steatohepatitis at a dietary cholesterol concentration ≥0.5%, whereas mice on lower cholesterol diets developed only simple steatosis...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393658/interactions-between-snps-affecting-inflammatory-response-genes-are-associated-with-multiple-myeloma-disease-risk-and-survival
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Kaspar René Nielsen, Maria Rodrigo-Domingo, Rudi Steffensen, John Baech, Kim S Bergkvist, Liesbeth Oosterhof, Alexander Schmitz, Julie Støve Bødker, Preben Johansen, Ulla Vogel, Anette Vangsted, Karen Dybkær, Martin Bøgsted, Hans Erik Johnsen
The origin of multiple myeloma depends on interactions with stromal cells in the course of normal B-cell differentiation and evolution of immunity. The concept of the present study is that genes involved in MM pathogenesis, such as immune response genes, can be identified by screening for single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) involved in the immune response and a subsequent statistical analysis that focusses on the association of SNPs, certain haplotypes or SNP-SNP interactions with MM risk and prognosis. We genotyped 348 Danish patients and 355 controls for 13 SNPs located in the TNFA, IL-4, IL-6, IL-10 and CHI3L1 gene promoters...
April 9, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380415/anti-steatotic-and-anti-inflammatory-effects-of-hovenia-dulcis-thunb-extracts-in-chronic-alcohol-fed-rats
#15
Ra-Yeong Choi, Moon-Jae Woo, Ju Ri Ham, Mi-Kyung Lee
The anti-steatotic and anti-inflammatory effects of fruit water extract (FW) and seed ethanol extract (SE) of Hovenia dulcis Thunb. in chronic alcohol-fed rats were investigated. Rats were fed a liquid diet containing 36% calories from alcohol and orally administered FW or SE (300 and 500mg/kg/day). Both FW and SE reduced hepatic lipid contents and droplets, serum lipid concentration and inflammatory markers (hs-CRP, TNF-α and IL-6) levels compared with the alcohol control group. Alcohol led to significant decreases in the hepatic fatty acid oxidative gene (Ppargc1a, Cpt1a and Acsl1) levels, while it significantly increased the Myd88 and Tnfa gene levels...
June 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380012/finishing-pigs-that-are-divergent-in-feed-efficiency-show-small-differences-in-intestinal-functionality-and-structure
#16
Barbara U Metzler-Zebeli, Peadar G Lawlor, Elizabeth Magowan, Ursula M McCormack, Tânia Curião, Manfred Hollmann, Reinhard Ertl, Jörg R Aschenbach, Qendrim Zebeli
Controversial information is available regarding the feed efficiency-related variation in intestinal size, structure and functionality in pigs. The present objective was therefore to investigate the differences in visceral organ size, intestinal morphology, mucosal enzyme activity, intestinal integrity and related gene expression in low and high RFI pigs which were reared at three different geographical locations (Austria, AT; Northern Ireland, NI; Republic of Ireland, ROI) using similar protocols. Pigs (n = 369) were ranked for their RFI between days 42 and 91 postweaning and low and high RFI pigs (n = 16 from AT, n = 24 from NI, and n = 60 from ROI) were selected...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379965/tnfa-tnfr2-signaling-is-required-for-glial-ensheathment-at-the-dorsal-root-entry-zone
#17
Cody J Smith, Michael A Wheeler, Lindsay Marjoram, Michel Bagnat, Christopher D Deppmann, Sarah Kucenas
Somatosensory information from the periphery is routed to the spinal cord through centrally-projecting sensory axons that cross into the central nervous system (CNS) via the dorsal root entry zone (DREZ). The glial cells that ensheath these axons ensure rapid propagation of this information. Despite the importance of this glial-axon arrangement, how this afferent nerve is assembled during development is unknown. Using in vivo, time-lapse imaging we show that as centrally-projecting pioneer axons from dorsal root ganglia (DRG) enter the spinal cord, they initiate expression of the cytokine TNFalpha...
April 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366330/cytokine-polymorphisms-are-associated-with-daytime-napping-in-adults-living-with-hiv
#18
Eeeseung Byun, Caryl L Gay, Carmen J Portillo, Clive R Pullinger, Bradley E Aouizerat, Kathryn A Lee
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Daytime napping longer than one hour has been associated with an increased risk for all-cause mortality. Associations between cytokine polymorphisms and daytime napping in chronic illnesses such as HIV, however, have not been well described. The purpose of this study was to examine cytokine polymorphisms associated with long daytime napping in adults living with HIV. METHODS: A cross-sectional analysis was conducted using a convenience sample of 257 adults living with HIV...
April 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361429/possible-role-of-polymorphisms-in-tnfa-nfkb1-and-casp8-gene-promoter-areas-in-the-development-of-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#19
V A Ovsepyan, A A Shubenkina, E N Zotova
We studied the relationship between polymorphisms rs1800629 (-308G>A), rs28362491 (-94ins>del), and rs3834129 (-652ins>del) in the promoter regions of TNFA, NFKB1, and CASP8 genes, respectively, encoding TNF-α, nuclear transcription factor κB1 (NF-κB1), and caspase 8 (CASP8), and the risk and stages of chronic lymphocytic leukemia in ethnic Russians, residents of the Vyatka region of Russia. Allele -308A, genotype -308AA, and -308A genotypes (-308AA/-308AG) were associated with the risk of this pathology (OR=1...
March 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351933/cytosolic-dna-sensor-initiated-innate-immune-responses-in-mouse-ovarian-granulosa-cells
#20
Keqin Yan, Dingqing Feng, Jing Liang, Qing Wang, Lin Deng, Xiao Zhang, Bin Ling, Daishu Han
Viral infections of the ovary may perturb ovarian functions. However, the mechanisms underlying innate immune responses in the ovary are poorly understood. The present study demonstrates that cytosolic viral DNA sensor signaling initiates the innate immune response in mouse ovarian granulosa cells and affects endocrine function. The cytosolic DNA sensors p204 and cGAS and their common signaling adaptor stimulator of interferon (IFN) genes (STING) were constitutively expressed in granulosa cells. Transfection with VACV70, a synthetic vaccinia virus (VACV) DNA analogue, induced the expression of type I interferons (IFNA/B) and major inflammatory cytokines (TNFA and IL6) through IRF3 and NF-κB activation, respectively...
March 28, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
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