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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218511/engineering-of-radioiodine-labeled-gold-core-shell-nanoparticles-as-efficient-nuclear-medicine-imaging-agents-for-trafficking-of-dendritic-cells
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Sang Bong Lee, Sang-Woo Lee, Shin Young Jeong, GhilSuk Yoon, Sung Jin Cho, Sang Kyoon Kim, In-Kyu Lee, Byeong-Cheol Ahn, Jaetae Lee, Yong Hyun Jeon
The development of highly sensitive, stable, and biocompatible imaging agents allowing visualization of dendritic cell (DC) migration is one of the essential factors for effective DC-based immunotherapy. Here, we used a novel and efficient synthesis approach to develop Radioiodine-124-labeled Tannic Acid Gold Core-Shell Nanoparticles (124I-TA-Au@AuNPs) for DC labeling and in vivo tracking of their migration using positron emission tomography (PET). 124I-TA-Au@AuNPs were produced within 40 min in high yield via straightforward tannic acid-mediated radiolabeling chemistry and incorporation of Au shell, which resulted in high radio-sensitivity and excellent chemical stability of nanoparticles in DCs and living mice...
February 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215928/human-platelet-lysate-is-a-successful-alternative-serum-supplement-for-propagation-of-monocyte-derived-dendritic-cells
#2
Urban Švajger
BACKGROUND AIMS: Clinical protocols for dendritic cell (DC) generation from monocytes require the use of animal serum-free supplements. Serum-free media can also require up to 1% of serum supplementation. In addition, recommendations based on the 3Rs (Refinement, Reduction, Replacement) principle also recommend the use of non-animal sera in in vitro studies. The aim of this study was to explore the potential use of platelet lysate (PL) for generation of optimally differentiated DCs from monocytes...
February 16, 2017: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206768/surface-energy-in-nanocrystalline-carbon-thin-films-effect-of-size-dependence-and-atmospheric-exposure
#3
Manish Kumar, Amjed Javid, Jeon Geon Han
Surface energy (SE) is the most sensitive and fundamental parameter for governing the interfacial interactions in nanoscale carbon materials. However, on account of the involved complexities of hybridizations states and surface-bonds, achieved SE values are often lesser in comparison to their theoretical counterparts and strongly influenced with stability aspects. Here, an advanced facing-target pulsed DC unbalanced magnetron sputtering process is presented for the synthesis of undoped and H/N doped- nanocrystalline carbon thin films...
February 16, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199142/dc-stamp-is-an-osteoclast-fusogen-engaged-in-periodontal-bone-resorption
#4
W Wisitrasameewong, M Kajiya, A Movila, S Rittling, T Ishii, M Suzuki, S Matsuda, Y Mazda, M R Torruella, M M Azuma, K Egashira, M O Freire, H Sasaki, C Y Wang, X Han, M A Taubman, T Kawai
Dendritic cell-specific transmembrane protein (DC-STAMP) plays a key role in the induction of osteoclast (OC) cell fusion, as well as DC-mediated immune regulation. While DC-STAMP gene expression is upregulated in the gingival tissue with periodontitis, its pathophysiological roles in periodontitis remain unclear. To evaluate the effects of DC-STAMP in periodontitis, anti-DC-STAMP-monoclonal antibody (mAb) was tested in a mouse model of ligature-induced periodontitis ( n = 6-7/group) where Pasteurella pneumotropica ( Pp)-reactive immune response activated T cells to produce receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa-B ligand (RANKL), which, in turn, promotes the periodontal bone loss via upregulation of osteoclastogenesis...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197798/inhibition-of-proinflammatory-pathways-by-bioactive-fraction-of-tinospora-cordifolia
#5
Jenny Jacob, Bashi M Babu, Mohind C Mohan, A P Abhimannue, B Prakash Kumar
Tinospora cordifolia (Willd.) Miers ex Hook. f. & Thomson, a known immunomodulatory agent extensively used in ayurveda, has not been effectively validated for the mechanisms involved in immunomodulation and the identification of the active principles. The bioactive fraction of T. cordifolia (TBF) in methanol was used for nitric oxide (NO) radical scavenging activity, lipoxygenase (LOX) and cyclooxygenase (COX) dual inhibition and cytotoxicity studies. Production of the proinflammatory cytokines, tumour necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) and interleukin-1β (IL-1β) in dendritic cell (DC) suspensions treated with lipopolysaccharide (LPS) was also studied...
February 15, 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197369/the-transcriptome-of-lung-tumor-infiltrating-dendritic-cells-reveals-a-tumor-supporting-phenotype-and-a-microrna-signature-with-negative-impact-on-clinical-outcome
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Lotte Pyfferoen, Elisabeth Brabants, Celine Everaert, Nancy De Cabooter, Kelly Heyns, Kim Deswarte, Manon Vanheerswynghels, Sofie De Prijck, Glenn Waegemans, Melissa Dullaers, Hamida Hammad, Olivier De Wever, Pieter Mestdagh, Jo Vandesompele, Bart N Lambrecht, Karim Y Vermaelen
Targeting immunomodulatory pathways has ushered a new era in lung cancer therapy. Further progress requires deeper insights into the biology of immune cells in the lung cancer micro-environment. Dendritic cells (DCs) represent a heterogeneous and highly plastic immune cell system with a central role in controlling immune responses. The intratumoral infiltration and activation status of DCs are emerging as clinically relevant parameters in lung cancer. In this study, we used an orthotopic preclinical model of lung cancer to dissect how the lung tumor micro-environment affects tissue-resident DCs and extract novel biologically and clinically relevant information...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192720/dendritic-cells-in-cancer-the-role-revisited
#7
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Filippo Veglia, Dmitry I Gabrilovich
Dendritic cells (DCs) with their potent antigen presenting ability are long considered as critical factor in antitumor immunity. Despite high potential in promoting antitumor responses, tumor-associated DCs are largely defective in their functional activity and can contribute to immune suppression in cancer. In recent years existence of immune suppressive regulatory DCs in tumor microenvironment was described. Monocytic myeloid derived suppressor cells (M-MDSCs) can contribute to the pool of tumor associated DCs by differentiating to inflammatory DCs (inf-DCs), which appear to have specific phenotype and is critical component of antitumor response...
February 10, 2017: Current Opinion in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191816/interferon-%C3%AE-inducible-dendritic-cells-matured-with-ok-432-exhibit-trail-and-fas-ligand-pathway-mediated-killer-activity
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Terutsugu Koya, Ryu Yanagisawa, Yumiko Higuchi, Kenji Sano, Shigetaka Shimodaira
Active human dendritic cells (DCs), which efficiently induce immune responses through their functions as antigen-presenting cells, exhibit direct anti-tumour killing activity in response to some pathogens and cytokines. These antigen-presenting and tumour killing abilities may provide a breakthrough in cancer immunotherapy. However, the mechanisms underlying this killer DC activity have not been fully proven, despite the establishment of interferon-α (IFN-α)-generated killer DCs (IFN-DCs). Here mature IFN-DCs (mIFN-DCs), generated from IFN-DCs primed with OK-432 (streptococcal preparation), exhibited elevated expression of CD86 and human leukocyte antigen-DR (minimum criteria for DC vaccine clinical trials) as well as antigen-presenting abilities comparable with those of mature IL-4-DCs (mIL-4-DCs)...
February 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184326/does-endurance-training-compensate-for-neurotrophin-deficiency-following-diabetic-neuropathy
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Rasoul Eslami, Reza Gharakhanlou, Abdolreza Kazemi, Amir Bahador Dakhili, Ghazaleh Sorkhkamanzadeh, Ayob Sheikhy
BACKGROUND: A lack of neurotrophic support is believed to contribute to the development of diabetic neuropathy. On the other hand, neurotrophins have consistently been shown to increase in the central and peripheral nervous system following exercise, but the effects of exercise intervention on brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and nerve growth factor (NGF) in diabetic neuropathy are not understood. OBJECTIVES: This experimental study was designed and carried out at the Tarbiat Modares university (TMU) in Tehran, Iran, to investigate the hypothesis that increased activity as endurance training can help to increase the endogenous expression of neurotrophins in diabetic rats...
October 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167776/tgf-%C3%AE-inhibitor-smad7-regulates-dendritic-cell-induced-autoimmunity
#10
Dominika Lukas, Nir Yogev, Junda M Kel, Tommy Regen, Ilgiz A Mufazalov, Yilang Tang, Florian Wanke, Boris Reizis, Werner Müller, Florian C Kurschus, Marco Prinz, Ingo Kleiter, Björn E Clausen, Ari Waisman
TGF-β is an anti-inflammatory cytokine whose signaling is negatively controlled by Smad7. Previously, we established a role for Smad7 in the generation of autoreactive T cells; however, the function of Smad7 in dendritic cells (DCs) remains elusive. Here, we demonstrate that DC-specific Smad7 deficiency resulted in elevated expression of the transcription factors Batf3 and IRF8, leading to increased frequencies of CD8(+)CD103(+) DCs in the spleen. Furthermore, Smad7-deficient DCs expressed higher levels of indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO), an enzyme associated with tolerance induction...
February 6, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161640/gastrodin-inhibits-osteoclastogenesis-via-down-regulating-the-nfatc1-signaling-pathway-and-stimulates-osseointegration-in%C3%A2-vitro
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Feng Zhou, Yi Shen, Bo Liu, Xia Chen, Lu Wan, Dan Peng
Bone is a rigid yet dynamic organ, and this dynamism is mediated by the delicate balance between osteoclastic bone resorption and osteoblastic bone formation. However, excessive activation of osteoclasts is responsible for many bone diseases such as osteoporosis, Paget disease, and tumor bone metastasis. Agents that could inhibit osteoclast formation or function are regarded as promising alternatives to treat osteoclast-related diseases. Recently, traditional Chinese medicine has attracted attention because of its multiple activities in bone metabolism...
February 2, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161224/cox-2-inhibitor-prevents-tumor-induced-down-regulation-of-classical-dc-lineage-specific-transcription-factor-zbtb46-resulting-in-immunocompetent-dc-and-decreased-tumor-burden
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Vipul K Pandey, Prayag J Amin, Bhavani S Shankar
The interaction between the immune and tumor cells in the microenvironment is an important factor deciding the progression of cancer. Though many of the soluble mediators in the microenvironment that mediate immunosuppression are known, the mechanism by which the tumor affects the distal progenitors is not known. We report that the tumor derived prostanoids down regulated classical dendritic cells DC (cDC) lineage specific transcription factor Zbtb46 in the progenitor cells which affects its differentiation...
February 1, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159551/antibody-mediated-depletion-of-immunosuppressive-factors-from-ovarian-carcinoma-associated-ascites-for-investigation-of-paracrine-versus-autocrine-effects
#13
E Brencicova, S S Diebold
Many studies seek to explore the impact of extrinsic soluble factors present in serum, interstitial fluids or cell-conditioned media on cells in vitro. A convenient approach to elucidate the effects of a particular factor is its selective neutralization. However, intrinsic production of soluble factors such as cytokines by the cultured cells is common and can have an impact via autocrine mechanisms. The addition of cytokine-specific neutralizing antibodies leads to neutralization of the targeted factors irrespective of their source and affects paracrine and autocrine effects alike...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157900/single-camera-full-range-high-resolution-spectral-domain-optical-coherence-tomography
#14
En Bo, Si Chen, Dongyao Cui, Shi Chen, Xiaojun Yu, Yuemei Luo, Linbo Liu
We developed spectral domain optical coherence tomography using a dual-channel spectrometer for complex conjugate artifacts (CCA) suppression. We used a three-line charge coupled device to simultaneously detect two interferometric spectra with 2π/3 phase difference. The complex interferometric signal was reconstructed by trigonometric manipulation of two real interferometric spectra, and then full-range images were obtained by use of inverse Fourier transform. Artifacts at direct current (DC) and the ghost remnant of the CCA are common issues with the previously reported two-spectrometer method because the slight mismatching between two spectral detection channels had strong negative effects on CCA suppression and appeared to be the limiting factor on system performance...
January 20, 2017: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156538/variation-in-utilization-of-palliative-surgery-in-patients-with-metastatic-colorectal-cancer
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Hari Nathan, Scott E Regenbogen, Samantha Hendren, Arden M Morris, Pasithorn Amy Suwanabol
: 120 Background: Twenty-five percent of patients with colorectal cancer will present with unresectable disease. Palliative surgery has been shown to improve symptom control and improve patient satisfaction as well as demonstrate improved cost and decreased healthcare utilization. However, it is unclear what factors influence use. We sought to determine patient and hospital factors associated with palliative surgery use in advanced colorectal cancers. METHODS: Using the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) Participant User File from 2006 to 2012, 162,967 patients with metastatic colorectal cancer were identified...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153611/phosphoglycerol-dihydroceramide-a-distinctive-ceramide-produced-by-porphyromonas-gingivalis-promotes-rankl-induced-osteoclastogenesis-by-acting-on-non-muscle-myosin-ii-a-myh9-an-osteoclast-cell-fusion-regulatory-factor
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Hiroyuki Kanzaki, Alexandru Movila, Rayyan Kayal, Marcelo H Napimoga, Kenji Egashira, Floyd Dewhirst, Hajime Sasaki, Mohammed Howait, Ayman Al-Dharrab, Abdulghani Mira, Xiaozhe Han, Martin A Taubman, Frank C Nichols, Toshihisa Kawai
Among several virulence factors produced by the periodontal pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis (Pg), a recently identified novel class of dihydroceramide lipids that contains a long acyl-chain has the potential to play a pathogenic role in periodontitis because of its higher level of tissue penetration compared to other lipid classes produced by Pg. However, the possible impact of Pg ceramides on osteoclastogenesis is largely unknown. In the present study, we report that the phosphoglycerol dihydroceramide (PGDHC) isolated from Pg enhanced osteoclastogenesis in vitro and in vivo...
January 31, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150813/an-engineered-herpesvirus-activates-dendritic-cells-and-induces-protective-immunity
#17
Yijie Ma, Min Chen, Huali Jin, Bellur S Prabhakar, Tibor Valyi-Nagy, Bin He
Herpes simplex viruses (HSV) are human pathogens that switch between lytic and latent infection. While attenuated HSV is explored for vaccine, the underlying event remains poorly defined. Here we report that recombinant HSV-1 with a mutation in the γ134.5 protein, a virulence factor, stimulates dendritic cell (DC) maturation which is dependent on TANK-binding kinase 1 (TBK1). When exposed to CD11(+) DCs, the mutant virus that lacks the amino terminus of γ134.5 undergoes temporal replication without production of infectious virus...
February 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148784/different-expression-of-interferon-stimulated-genes-in-response-to-hiv-1-infection-in-dendritic-cells-according-to-their-maturation-state
#18
Esther Calonge, Mercedes Bermejo, Francisco Diez-Fuertes, Isabelle Mangeot, Nuria Gonzalez, Mayte Coiras, Laura Jimenez Tormo, Javier García-Perez, Nathalie Dereuddre-Bosquet, Roger Le Grand, José Alcamí
: Dendritic cells (DCs) are professional antigen presenting cells whose functions are dependent on their degree of differentiation. In their immature state, DCs, capture pathogens and migrate to the lymph nodes. During this process DCs become resident mature cells specialized in antigen presentation. DCs are characterized by a highly limiting environment to HIV-1 replication due to the expression of restriction factors as SAMHD1 and APOBEC3G. However, uninfected DCs capture and transfer viral particles to CD4 lymphocytes through a trans-enhancement mechanism in which chemokines are involved...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137851/a-mechanism-for-the-induction-of-type-2-immune-responses-by-a-protease-allergen-in-the-genital-tract
#19
Ji Eun Oh, Dong Sun Oh, Hi Eun Jung, Heung Kyu Lee
The genital mucosa is a barrier that is constantly exposed to a variety of pathogens, allergens, and external stimuli. Although both allergen exposure and parasite infections frequently occur in the genital area, the mechanism by which immune responses-particularly type 2 immunity-are induced has rarely been studied in the genital mucosa. Here, we demonstrate the induction of T helper type 2 (Th2) immunity in the genital mucosa in response to a model allergen, the protease papain. Intravaginal papain immunization induced type 2 immunity in a manner that was dependent on protease activity and the estrous phase of the mice...
January 30, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137341/evaluating-the-potential-benefits-of-advanced-automatic-crash-notification
#20
Rebecca E Plevin, Robert Kaufman, Laura Fraade-Blanar, Eileen M Bulger
OBJECTIVE: Advanced Automatic Collision Notification (AACN) services in passenger vehicles capture crash data during collisions that could be transferred to Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers. This study explored how EMS response times and other crash factors impacted the odds of fatality. The goal was to determine if information transmitted by AACN could help decrease mortality by allowing EMS providers to be better prepared upon arrival at the scene of a collision. METHODS: The Crash Injury Research and Engineering Network (CIREN) database of the US Department of Transportation/National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (USDOT/NHTSA; Washington DC, USA) was searched for all fatal crashes between 1996 and 2012...
January 31, 2017: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
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