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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810601/comparative-study-of-dendritic-cells-matured-by-using-il-1%C3%AE-il-6-tnf-%C3%AE-and-prostaglandins-e2-for-different-time-span
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Xuejie Wu, Feng Xu, Jinliang Liu, Guiqiang Wang
Interleukin (IL)-1β, IL-6, tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α and prostaglandins E2 is considered as the standard cocktail for maturing dendritic cells (DCs). However, the appropriate time span for DC maturation with the standard cocktail remains unclear. The present study aimed to compare the differences between DCs matured with the standard cocktail for 24 and 48 h, respectively, and determine whether 24-h stimulation was sufficient for DC maturation. The findings demonstrated that, compared with DCs matured for 48 h, the levels of cluster of differentiation (CD)80, CD83, CD86 and programmed death-ligand 1 expression in DCs matured for 24 h were relatively lower...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810152/driving-forces-and-impacts-of-food-system-nitrogen-flows-in-china-1990-to-2012
#2
Bing Gao, Yunfeng Huang, Wei Huang, Yalan Shi, Xuemei Bai, Shenghui Cui
Food nitrogen (N), which includes animal-food (AN) and plant-food N (PN), has been driven by population growth (PG), dietary changes associated with income growth (DC) and rural-urban migration (M) over the past three decades, and these changes combined with their N cost, have caused some effect on N use in China's food system. Although there is an increasing literature on food N and its environmental impacts in China, the relative magnitude of these driving forces are not well understood. Here we first quantify the differences in per capita AN and PN consumption in urban and rural areas and their impacts on N input to the food system during 1990-2012, and then quantify the relative contributions of DC, PG and M in the overall N change during this period...
August 12, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808599/solidified-floating-organic-drop-microextraction-for-the-detection-of-trace-amount-of-lead-in-various-samples-by-electrothermal-atomic-absorption-spectrometry
#3
Oya Aydın Urucu, Şeyda Dönmez, Ece Kök Yetimoğlu
A novel method was developed for determination of trace amounts of lead in water and food samples. Solidified floating organic drop microextraction was used to preconcentrate the lead ion. After the analyte was complexed with 1-(2-pyridylazo)-2-naphthol, undecanol and acetonitrile were added as extraction and dispersive solvent, respectively. Variables such as pH, volumes of extraction and dispersive solvents, and concentration of chelating agent were optimized. Under the optimum conditions, the detection limit of Pb (II) was determined as 0...
2017: Journal of Analytical Methods in Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807800/the-synergistic-effects-of-sr-and-si-bioactive-ions-on-osteogenesis-osteoclastogenesis-and-angiogenesis-for-osteoporotic-bone-regeneration
#4
Lixia Mao, Lunguo Xia, Jiang Chang, Jiaqiang Liu, Lingyong Jiang, Chengtie Wu, Bing Fang
Bioactive ions released from bioceramics play important roles in bone regeneration; however, it is unclear how each ionic composition in complex bioceramics exerts its specific effect on bone regeneration. The aim of this study is to elucidate the functional effects of Sr and Si ions in bioceramics on the regeneration of osteoporotic bone. A model bioceramic with Sr- and Si-containing components (SMS) was successfully fabricated and the effects of ionic products from SMS bioceramics on the osteogenic, osteoclastic and angiogenic differentiation of rBMSCs-OVX and RANKL-induced osteoclasts were investigated...
August 11, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802996/il-33-matured-dendritic-cells-promote-th17-cell-responses-via-il-1%C3%AE-and-il-6
#5
Su-Ho Park, Myun Soo Kim, Hui Xuan Lim, Daeho Cho, Tae Sung Kim
IL-33 is associated with a variety of autoimmune diseases, such as sclerosis, inflammatory bowel disease, and rheumatoid arthritis. Although IL-33 is mainly involved in the induction of Th2 cells, however, the relationship between IL-33 and Th17 cells is still largely unknown. In this study, we investigated the effects of IL-33 on DC-mediated CD4(+) T cell activation and Th17 cell differentiation because DCs are essential cells for presenting self-antigens to CD4(+) T cells in autoimmune disease conditions...
August 10, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802126/derp1-modified-dendritic-cells-attenuate-allergic-inflammation-by-regulating-the-development-of-t-helper-type1-th1-th2-cells-and-regulatory-t-cells-in-a-murine-model-of-allergic-rhinitis
#6
Shaoqing Yu, Bing Han, Shuangxi Liu, Hong Wang, Wenjie Zhuang, Yu Huang, Ruxin Zhang
The CD4(+)CD25(+)Foxp3(+) regulatory T cells (Tregs) are known to regulate Th2-induced allergic rhinitis (AR). In this study, we evaluated the efficacy of Derp1-modified dendritic cells (DCs) in AR immunotherapy. Derp1 was synthesized and transfected into DCs to generate Derp1-modified DCs. Phenotypes of Derp1-modified DCs were analyzed with flow cytometry using antibodies against DC markers CD11c, CD11b, CD59, CD103 and Toll-like receptor 1(TLR1). Four groups of subject mice were formed; the controls were treated with immature DCs, while the AR mice models were sensitized with Derp1(AR) and treated with DCs(DC-AR) or Derp1-modified DCs (Derp1DC-AR)...
August 9, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798029/ppar%C3%AE-in-dendritic-cells-and-t-cells-drives-pathogenic-type-2-effector-responses-in-lung-inflammation
#7
Samuel Philip Nobs, Sara Natali, Lea Pohlmeier, Katarzyna Okreglicka, Christoph Schneider, Michael Kurrer, Federica Sallusto, Manfred Kopf
Type-2 immune responses are well-established drivers of chronic inflammatory diseases, such as asthma, and represent a large burden on public health systems. The transcription factor PPARγ is known to promote M2-macrophage and alveolar macrophage development. Here, we report that PPARγ plays a key role in both T cells and dendritic cells (DCs) for development of type-2 immune responses. It is predominantly expressed in mouse Th2 cells in vitro and in vivo as well as human Th2 cells from allergic patients...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796104/seizure-after-cranioplasty-incidence-and-risk-factors
#8
Haifeng Wang, Kewei Zhang, Hongshi Cao, Xiaohong Zhang, Ye Li, Qiang Wei, Dezhi Zhang, Qian Jia, Li Bie
BACKGROUND: To investigate clinical characteristics of postcranioplasty seizures (PCS) first observed after cranioplasty after decompressive craniectomy (DC) to treat traumatic brain injury and to define factors that increase PCS risk. METHODS: This retrospective study, covering the period between January 2008 and July 2015, compared PCS in postcranioplasty patients. Postcranioplasty seizures risk factors included diabetes mellitus, hypertension, time between DC and cranioplasty, duraplasty material, cranioplasty contusion location, electrocautery method, PCS type, and infection...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794213/brachial-and-cerebrovascular-functions-are-enhanced-in-postmenopausal-women-after-ingestion-of-chocolate-with-a-high-concentration-of-cocoa
#9
Channa E Marsh, Howard H Carter, Kym J Guelfi, Kurt J Smith, Kerryn E Pike, Louise H Naylor, Daniel J Green
Background: Cocoa contains polyphenols that are thought to be beneficial for vascular health.Objective: We assessed the impact of chocolate containing distinct concentrations of cocoa on cerebrovascular function and cognition.Methods: Using a counterbalanced within-subject design, we compared the acute impact of consumption of energy-matched chocolate containing 80%, 35%, and 0% single-origin cacao on vascular endothelial function, cognition, and cerebrovascular function in 12 healthy postmenopausal women (mean ± SD age: 57...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794041/interferon-inducible-cd169-siglec1-attenuates-anti-hiv-1-effects-of-ifn-%C3%AE
#10
Hisashi Akiyama, Nora-Guadalupe Pina Ramirez, Gregory Gibson, Christopher Kline, Simon Watkins, Zandrea Ambrose, Suryaram Gummuluru
A hallmark of HIV-1 infection in vivo is chronic immune activation concomitant with type I interferon (IFN) production. Although type I IFN induces an antiviral state in many cell types, HIV-1 can replicate in vivo via mechanisms that have remained unclear. We have recently identified a type I IFN-inducible protein CD169 as the HIV-1 attachment factor on dendritic cells (DCs) that can mediate robust infection of CD4(+) T cells in trans. Since CD169 expression on macrophages is also induced by type I IFN, we hypothesized that type I IFN-inducible CD169 could facilitate productive HIV-1 infection in myeloid cells in cis and CD4(+) T cells in trans and thus offset antiviral effects of type I IFN...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780927/white-matter-microstructure-predicts-longitudinal-social-cognitive-outcomes-after-paediatric-traumatic-brain-injury-a-diffusion-tensor-imaging-study
#11
N P Ryan, S Genc, M H Beauchamp, K O Yeates, S Hearps, C Catroppa, V A Anderson, T J Silk
BACKGROUND: Deficits in social cognition may be among the most profound and disabling sequelae of paediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI); however, the neuroanatomical correlates of longitudinal outcomes in this domain remain unexplored. This study aimed to characterize social cognitive outcomes longitudinally after paediatric TBI, and to evaluate the use of sub-acute diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) to predict these outcomes. METHODS: The sample included 52 children with mild complex-severe TBI who were assessed on cognitive theory of mind (ToM), pragmatic language and affective ToM at 6- and 24-months post-injury...
August 7, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780405/malignant-cerebral-swelling-after-cranioplasty-due-to-ipsilateral-intracranial-vasculopathy-case-report-and-literature-review
#12
Bo Chen, Wenchen Li, Lixiang Zhou, Shuanglin Fu, Haifeng Wang, Shuyan Zhang
BACKGROUND: Cranioplasty is a well-established surgical operation that is used worldwide for skull defect patients following decompressive craniectomy (DC). However, especially in some cases, fatal complications such as malignant cerebral swelling after uneventful cranioplasty should be attended to. CASE DESCRIPTION: We present a rare case of massive malignant ipsilateral cerebral swelling following uneventful titanium mesh cranioplasty due to rare ipsilateral intracranial vasculopathy confirmed by magnetic resonance angiography and magnetic resonance venography (MRA and MRV)...
August 2, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771533/mechanisms-by-which-porphyromonas-gingivalis-evades-innate-immunity
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Kaveh Abdi, Tsute Chen, Brian A Klein, Albert K Tai, Jill Coursen, Xiangdong Liu, Jeff Skinner, Saravanan Periasamy, Youngnim Choi, Benedikt M Kessler, Robert J Palmer, Apostolos Gittis, Polly Matzinger, Margaret J Duncan, Nevil J Singh
The oral cavity is home to unique resident microbial communities whose interactions with host immunity are less frequently studied than those of the intestinal microbiome. We examined the stimulatory capacity and the interactions of two oral bacteria, Porphyromonas gingivalis (P. gingivalis) and Fusobacterium nucleatum (F. nucleatum), on Dendritic Cell (DC) activation, comparing them to the effects of the well-studied intestinal microbe Escherichia coli (E. coli). Unlike F. nucleatum and E. coli, P. gingivalis failed to activate DCs, and in fact silenced DC responses induced by F...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771435/frequency-and-risk-factors-of-depression-in-type-1-diabetes-in-a-developing-country
#14
Doaa Khater, Magdy Omar
BACKGROUND: Living with type 1 diabetes, especially in developing countries, can feel overwhelming for parents and children because constant vigilance is required for proper care with an inadequacy of resources. Our aim was to investigate the frequency and risk factors of depressive symptoms in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes. METHODS: The study was conducted using epidemiologic studies Depression Scale Questionnaire for Children (CES-DC) on 86 patients with type 1 diabetes from the Diabetes Clinic in Alexandria University Children's Hospital, Egypt...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769800/cathepsin-s-is-involved-in-th17-differentiation-through-the-upregulation-of-il-6-by-activating-par-2-after-systemic-exposure-to-lipopolysaccharide-from-porphyromonas-gingivalis
#15
Masato Dekita, Zhou Wu, Junjun Ni, Xinwen Zhang, Yicong Liu, Xu Yan, Hiroshi Nakanishi, Ichiro Takahashi
Positive links have been found between periodontitis and numerous diseases in humans via persistent inflammation throughout the body. However, the main factors responsible for maintaining this pro-inflammatory condition are poorly understood. The spleen, the largest secondary immune organ, is a central hub regulating the immune response/inflammation due to the dendritic cell (DC) response to CD4(+) T cell subtype differentiation, and lysosomal proteinase cathepsin S (CatS) is known to be involved in DC functions...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764811/survival-impact-of-pre-treatment-neutrophils-on-oropharyngeal-and-laryngeal-cancer-patients-undergoing-definitive-radiotherapy
#16
Whitney A Sumner, William A Stokes, Ayman Oweida, Kiersten L Berggren, Jessica D McDermott, David Raben, Diana Abbott, Bernard Jones, Gregory Gan, Sana D Karam
BACKGROUND: Squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (HNSCC) represents an array of disease processes with a generally unfavorable prognosis. Inflammation plays an important role in tumor development and response to therapy. We performed a retrospective analysis of HNSCC patients to explore the relationship of the lymphocyte and neutrophil counts, the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) overall survival (OS), cancer-specific survival (CSS), local control (LC) and distant control (DC)...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762193/probiotic-features-of-lactic-acid-bacteria-isolated-from-a-diverse-pool-of-traditional-greek-dairy-products-regarding-specific-strain-host-interactions
#17
Georgia Zoumpopoulou, Alexandra Tzouvanou, Eleni Mavrogonatou, Voula Alexandraki, Marina Georgalaki, Rania Anastasiou, Marina Papadelli, Eugenia Manolopoulou, Maria Kazou, Dimitris Kletsas, Konstantinos Papadimitriou, Effie Tsakalidou
The increased consumers' interest on the positive role of food in wellbeing and health underscores the need to determine new probiotic microorganisms. Triggered by the fact that artisanal food products can be a valuable source of novel probiotic strains, 106 lactic acid bacteria, all isolated from traditional Greek dairy products, namely Feta, Kasseri, Xynotyri, Graviera, Formaela, Galotyri, and Kefalotyri cheeses as well as yogurt and milk, were studied for probiotic properties. Based on their survival at pH 2...
July 31, 2017: Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757400/epigenetic-regulation-of-ec-sod-expression-in-aging-lung-fibroblasts-role-of-histone-acetylation
#18
Jesse Roman, Jianxin Zhu, Jeffrey D Ritzenthaler, Igor N Zelko
Lung disorders characterized by fibroproliferation and excessive deposition of extracellular matrices occur in late adulthood, and their pathological manifestations become more prominent with aging. The exact mechanisms linking aging and fibroproliferative disorders are unknown, but increased oxidative stress resulting in the accumulation of damaged proteins, DNA, and lipids is considered a major factor. In the lung, and especially in the pulmonary fibroblasts, the extracellular superoxide dismutase (EC-SOD) is a major antioxidant enzyme that has been implicated in pulmonary fibrosing disorders, among others...
July 27, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756536/therapeutic-blockade-of-foxp3-in-experimental-breast-cancer-models
#19
Mariela A Moreno Ayala, María Florencia Gottardo, Mercedes Imsen, Antonela S Asad, Elisa Bal de Kier Joffé, Noelia Casares, Juan José Lasarte, Adriana Seilicovich, Marianela Candolfi
PURPOSE: Regulatory T cells (Tregs) impair the clinical benefit of cancer immunotherapy. To optimize the antitumor efficacy of therapeutic dendritic cell (DC) vaccines, we aimed to inhibit Foxp3, a transcription factor required for Treg function. METHODS: Mice bearing established syngeneic LM3 and 4T1 breast tumors were treated with antitumor DC vaccines and a synthetic peptide (P60) that has been shown to inhibit Foxp3. RESULTS: Treatment with P60 improved the therapeutic efficacy of DC vaccines in these experimental models...
July 29, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754858/melphalan-modifies-the-bone-microenvironment-by-enhancing-osteoclast-formation
#20
Ryan C Chai, Michelle M McDonald, Rachael L Terry, Nataša Kovačić, Jenny M Down, Jessica A Pettitt, Sindhu T Mohanty, Shruti Shah, Gholamreza Haffari, Jiake Xu, Matthew T Gillespie, Michael J Rogers, John T Price, Peter I Croucher, Julian M W Quinn
Melphalan is a cytotoxic chemotherapy used to treat patients with multiple myeloma (MM). Bone resorption by osteoclasts, by remodeling the bone surface, can reactivate dormant MM cells held in the endosteal niche to promote tumor development. Dormant MM cells can be reactivated after melphalan treatment; however, it is unclear whether melphalan treatment increases osteoclast formation to modify the endosteal niche.Melphalan treatment of mice for 14 days decreased bone volume and the endosteal bone surface, and this was associated with increases in osteoclast numbers...
July 10, 2017: Oncotarget
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