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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049431/staphylococcal-enterotoxin-b-administration-in-pregnant-rats-alters-the-splenic-lymphocyte-response-in-adult-offspring-rats
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Ping Zhou, Xin-Sheng Zhang, Zhi-Ben Xu, Shu-Xian Gao, Qing-Wei Zheng, Ming-Zhu Xu, Lin Shen, Feng Yu, Jun-Chang Guan
BACKGROUND: Our previous study suggested that SEB exposure in pregnant rats could lead to the change of T cells subpopulation in both peripheral blood and thymus of the offspring rats. However, rarely is known about the influence of SEB exposure in pregnant rats on T cell subpopulation in the spleens of offspring rats. RESULTS: SEB was intravenously administered to the pregnant rats at gestational day 16 in this study. The percentages, in vivo and in vitro responses of CD4 and CD8 T cells were investigated with flow cytometry...
January 3, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026004/ethanol-enhances-thymocyte-apoptosis-and-autophagy-in-macrophages-of-rat-thymi
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Tsubasa Betsuyaku, Nabil Eid, Yuko Ito, Yoshihisa Tanaka, Yoshinori Otsuki, Yoichi Kondo
Tingible body macrophages (TBMs) play essential roles in the phagocytosis of apoptotic lymphocytes, specifically under exposure to various stressors. Although excessive ethanol consumption may enhance thymocyte apoptosis, reports investigating the autophagic response of the thymus to ethanol toxicity are still lacking. We investigated apoptosis and autophagy in thymi of an animal model of binge ethanol exposure. Adult male Wistar rats were injected intraperitoneally either with 5 g/kg ethanol or phosphate buffer saline (for the control group) and sacrificed 0, 3, 6 and 24 hours after injection...
December 27, 2016: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008926/long-term-propagation-of-tree-shrew-spermatogonial-stem-cells-in-culture-and-successful-generation-of-transgenic-offspring
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Chao-Hui Li, Lan-Zhen Yan, Wen-Zan Ban, Qiu Tu, Yong Wu, Lin Wang, Rui Bi, Shuang Ji, Yu-Hua Ma, Wen-Hui Nie, Long-Bao Lv, Yong-Gang Yao, Xu-Dong Zhao, Ping Zheng
Tree shrews have a close relationship to primates and have many advantages over rodents in biomedical research. However, the lack of gene manipulation methods has hindered the wider use of this animal. Spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) have been successfully expanded in culture to permit sophisticated gene editing in the mouse and rat. Here, we describe a culture system for the long-term expansion of tree shrew SSCs without the loss of stem cell properties. In our study, thymus cell antigen 1 was used to enrich tree shrew SSCs...
December 23, 2016: Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987403/the-effect-of-ethephon-on-immune-system-in-male-offspring-of-mice
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Siqi Wang, Haifeng Jin, Qiuqiong Tang, Jun Fu, Zeming Ren, Cike Peng, Lanqin Shang, Weidong Hao, Xuetao Wei
Ethephon can liberate ethylene which could interfere the plant growth process. The aim of the present study was to determine the effect of ethephon on developing immune system of male offspring. Ethephon could enhance NK cell activity in male mice. For 4-week-old male mice, lymphocytes of peripheral blood increased while the hemolytic plaque number decreased. Delayed type hypersensitivity(DTH) was inhibited in all groups. The expression of protein Bcl11b and p-p38 in thymus of treatment groups were lower than control group...
December 12, 2016: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980781/critical-influence-of-the-thymus-on-peripheral-t-cell-homeostasis
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Pedro Henrique Oliveira Vianna, Fábio B Canto, Jeane S Nogueira, Caroline Fraga Cabral Gomes Nunes, Adriana César Bonomo, Rita Fucs
INTRODUCTION: A tight balance between regulatory CD4(+)Foxp3(+) (Treg) and conventional CD4(+)Foxp3(-) (Tconv) T cell subsets in the peripheral compartment, maintained stable throughout most of lifetime, is essential for preserving self-tolerance along with efficient immune responses. An excess of Treg cells, described for aged individuals, may critically contribute to their reported immunodeficiency. In this work, we investigated if quantitative changes in thymus emigration may alter the Treg/Tconv homeostasis regardless of the aging status of the peripheral compartment...
December 2016: Immunity, Inflammation and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973427/expression-of-3-mercaptopyruvate-sulfurtransferase-in-the-mouse
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Masahiro Tomita, Noriyuki Nagahara, Takaaki Ito
3-Mercaptopyruvate sulfurtransferase (MST) is one of the principal enzymes for the production of hydrogen sulfide and polysulfides in mammalians, and emerging evidence supports the physiological significance of MST. As a fundamental study of the physiology and pathobiology of MST, it is necessary to establish the tissue distribution of MST in mice. In the present study, the expression of MST in various organs of adult and fetal mice was analyzed by Western blotting and enzyme-immunohistochemistry. Moreover, the histology of MST gene-deficient mice was examined...
December 11, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956167/photoperiod-and-temperature-differently-affect-immune-function-in-striped-hamsters-cricetulus-barabensis
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De-Li Xu, Xiao-Kai Hu
Small mammals generally use short day length to elevate immune function to counteract the immunosuppressive effect of low temperature in winter in light of the winter immunoenhancement hypothesis. In the present study, we tested this hypothesis in striped hamsters (Cricetulus barabensis). We expected that immune responses would be increased by short photoperiod but suppressed by low temperature. Thirty-four adult female hamsters were randomly divided into the long day (16L:8D) and short day (8L:16D) groups, which were further assigned into the warm (23±1°C) and the cold (5±1°C) groups, respectively...
February 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A, Molecular & Integrative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942480/diagnostic-imaging-of-benign-and-malignant-neck-masses-in-children-a-pictorial-review
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Ruth Elizabeth Brown, Srikrishna Harave
Neck masses are frequently encountered in pediatric medicine, and can present a diagnostic dilemma for the clinicians involved. There are several means by which neck masses in children can be subdivided, for example by age at presentation, anatomical location including compartments and fascia of the neck, their classical appearance when imaged, or by etiology. When imaging children the clinicians must be mindful of radiation exposure and as such ultrasound (US) is often attempted first. Cross sectional imaging can be helpful for problem solving with CT being particularly useful for assessing the patient in more acute scenarios, for example when there is airway compromise...
October 2016: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933066/functionally-diverse-nk-like-t-cells-are-effectors-and-predictors-of-successful-aging
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REVIEW
Joshua J Michel, Patricia Griffin, Abbe N Vallejo
The fundamental challenge of aging and long-term survivorship is maintenance of functional independence and compression of morbidity despite a life history of disease. Inasmuch as immunity is a determinant of individual health and fitness, unraveling novel mechanisms of immune homeostasis in late life is of paramount interest. Comparative studies of young and old persons have documented age-related atrophy of the thymus, the contraction of diversity of the T cell receptor (TCR) repertoire, and the intrinsic inefficiency of classical TCR signaling in aged T cells...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904020/is-the-ultimobranchial-body-a-reality-or-myth-a-study-using-serial-sections-of-human-embryos
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Yohei Honkura, Masahito Yamamoto, Toshihito Yoshimoto, Jose Francisco Rodriguez-Vazquez, Gen Murakami, Yukio Katori, Shin-Ichi Abe
Reported morphologies of the ultimobranchial body had varied between researchers: a cluster of mitotic cells, a duct-like structure and a rosette-like cell mass. To clarify the true morphology, we studied tilted horizontal sections of 20 human embryos (crown-rump length 5-18 mm; 4-6 weeks). The sections displayed a ladder-like arrangement of the second to fourth endodermal pouches and, in 5 early embryos we found the fifth pouch attached to the fifth ectodermal groove near the fourth pharyngeal arch artery...
2016: Okajimas Folia Anatomica Japonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897453/clinical-usefulness-of-simultaneous-measurement-of-the-tear-levels-of-ccl17-ccl24-and-il-16-for-the-biomarkers-of-allergic-conjunctival-disorders
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Jun Shoji, Hiroshi Aso, Noriko Inada
PURPOSE: This study investigated the clinical usefulness of a multiple tear cytokine/chemokine test by simultaneously determining tear levels of CC chemokine ligand 17 (CCL17)/thymus and activation-regulated chemokine (TARC), CCL24/eotaxin-2, and interleukin-16 (IL-16) for assessing acute and chronic allergic inflammation in allergic conjunctival disorders (ACDs). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This study included 37 patients with ACD and 11 healthy adults (controls). Patients with ACDs were divided into the following three groups; patients with allergic conjunctivitis (AC group, n = 17), patients with atopic keratoconjunctivitis (AKC group, n = 6), and patients with vernal keratoconjunctivitis (VKC group, n = 14)...
November 29, 2016: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884624/serum-il-21-levels-are-elevated-in-atopic-dermatitis-patients-with-acute-skin-lesions
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Hiromi Mizutani, Risa Tamagawa-Mineoka, Naomi Nakamura, Koji Masuda, Norito Katoh
BACKGROUND: Interleukin (IL)-21 is a member of the type I cytokine family and plays a role in the pathogenesis of T helper type 2 allergic diseases. It has been reported that IL-21 expression is upregulated in acute skin lesions in atopic dermatitis (AD) patients; however, little is known about the serum IL-21 levels of AD patients. The aim of this study was to quantify the serum IL-21 levels of AD patients and to evaluate the relationships between the serum IL-21 level and disease severity, laboratory markers, and eruption type in AD patients...
November 21, 2016: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866302/expression-analysis-of-dickkopf-related-protein-3-dkk3-suggests-its-pleiotropic-roles-for-a-secretory-glycoprotein-in-adult-mouse
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Junji Inoue, Hirofumi Fujita, Tetsuya Bando, Yoichi Kondo, Hiromi Kumon, Hideyo Ohuchi
Dickkopf-related protein 3 (Dkk3) is the third member of the Dkk gene family and identical to the gene, whose expression was reduced in immortalized cells. Therefore, its another name is reduced expression in immortalized cells. Since the intratumoral introduction of Dkk3 inhibits tumor growth in mouse models of cancers, Dkk3 is likely a tumor suppressor gene. However, the functions of Dkk3 in vivo remain unclear. As the first step to decipher the physiological roles of this gene, we examined the expression pattern of Dkk3 in various tissues from adult mice...
November 19, 2016: Journal of Molecular Histology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861793/a-novel-foxn1-egfp-mouse-model-identifies-bmp4-induced-maintenance-of-foxn1-expression-and-thymic-epithelial-progenitor-populations
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Marco Barsanti, Joanna M C Lim, Michael L Hun, Natalie Lister, Kahlia Wong, Maree V Hammett, Ailin Lepletier, Richard L Boyd, Antonietta Giudice, Ann P Chidgey
Although forkhead-box n1 (Foxn1) is a critical thymic epithelial cell regulator in thymus organogenesis, its association with epithelial differentiation and homeostasis in the postnatal and aged thymic microenvironment remains conflicting. Consequently, we have generated a Foxn1(eGFP/+) knock-in mouse model that allows for refined investigation of the aging thymic epithelium. This reporter line differs from those previously published in that concomitant expression of enhanced green fluorescent protein enables live cell sorting of Foxn1(+) cell populations...
November 10, 2016: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817026/the-inhibition-of-dopamine-synthesis-in-fetuses-changes-the-pattern-of-t-lymphocyte-maturation-in-the-thymus-of-adult-rats
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N V Lifantseva, Ts O Koneeva, S N Voronova, L A Zakharova, V I Melnikova
The mRNA for dopamine receptors of type D1, D3, D5, but not type D2, was detected in the thymus of rats starting from day 16 of embryonic development (E16). Dopamine at concentrations of 10(-8)-10(‒6) M inhibited fetus thymocyte response to mitogen, confirming the functionality of the receptors and the possibility of a direct effect of dopamine on the developing thymus. Pharmacological inhibition of catecholamine synthesis in the crucial period of thymus development leads to long-term changes in the T-system immunity due to increased production of natural regulatory T-lymphocytes...
September 2016: Doklady. Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809973/essential-oils-and-beauveria-bassiana-against-dermanyssus-gallinae-acari-dermanyssidae-towards-new-natural-acaricides
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Davide Immediato, Luciana Aguiar Figueredo, Roberta Iatta, Antonio Camarda, Rafaela Lira Nogueira de Luna, Annunziata Giangaspero, Sinval Pinto Brandão-Filho, Domenico Otranto, Claudia Cafarchia
Essential oils (EOs) and entomopathogenic fungi such as Beauveria bassiana (Bb) strains have the potential to be used as alternative insecticides and acaricides for controlling ectoparasites as Dermanyssus gallinae. These compounds have some limitations in their use: the acaricidal effect of EOs is rapid, but short-lived, whilst that of Bb is delayed, but long-lived. To evaluate the effect of both compounds combined against D. gallinae, the non-toxic dose of Eucalyptus globulus, Eucalyptus citriodora, Thymus vulgaris and Eugenia caryophyllata essential oils were firstly calculated for "native" strains of Bb...
October 15, 2016: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801552/th17-responses-to-collagen-type-v-k%C3%AE-1-tubulin-and-vimentin-are-present-early-in-human-development-and-persist-throughout-life
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J A Sullivan, E Jankowska-Gan, S Hegde, M A Pestrak, V V Agashe, A C Park, M E Brown, J F Kernien, D S Wilkes, D B Kaufman, D S Greenspan, W J Burlingham
T helper 17 (Th17)-dependent autoimmune responses can develop after heart or lung transplantation and are associated with fibro-obliterative forms of chronic rejection; however, the specific self-antigens involved are typically different from those associated with autoimmune disease. To investigate the basis of these responses, we investigated whether removal of regulatory T cells or blockade of function reveals a similar autoantigen bias. We found that Th17 cells specific for collagen type V (Col V), kα1-tubulin, and vimentin were present in healthy adult peripheral blood mononuclear cells, cord blood, and fetal thymus...
November 1, 2016: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782845/chemical-composition-anthelmintic-antibacterial-and-antioxidant-effects-of-thymus-bovei-essential-oil
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Nidal Jaradat, Lina Adwan, Shadi K'aibni, Naser Shraim, Abdel Naser Zaid
BACKGROUND: It has been recently recognized that oxidative stress, helminth and microbial infections are the cause of much illness found in the underdeveloped, developing and developed countries. The present study was undertaken to identify the chemical composition, and to assess anthelmintic, antimicrobial and antioxidant effects of Thymus bovei essential oil. METHODS: The chemical composition of the essential oil was analyzed using gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC-MS)...
October 26, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760021/feeding-pregnant-and-lactating-mice-rhodiola-kirilowii-extracts-helps-to-preserve-thymus-function-of-their-adult-progeny
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K Bień, S Lewicki, R Zdanowski, E Skopinska-Różewska, M Krzyżowska
Plants belonging to Rhodiola kirilowii species, members of Rhodiola genus and Crassulaceae family, grow wildly in Tibet, Mongolia and China mountains and are traditionally used as adaptogens, antidepressants and anti-inflammatory remedies. Nowadays, R. kirilowii is cultivated in some countries, also in Poland. In our previous papers we reported immuno- and angio-modulatory effects of aqueous and hydro-alcoholic extracts of radix and rhizome of this plant in non-pregnant and pregnant mice. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of feeding pregnant and further lactating mice these extracts on selected thymus function parameters in adult progeny...
September 1, 2016: Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27723771/effects-of-early-life-stress-on-synaptic-plasticity-in-the-developing-hippocampus-of-male-and-female-rats
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Nienke A V Derks, Harm J Krugers, Casper C Hoogenraad, Marian Joëls, R Angela Sarabdjitsingh
INTRODUCTION: Early life stress (ELS) increases the risk for developing psychopathology in adulthood. When these effects occur is largely unknown. We here studied at which time during development ELS affects hippocampal synaptic plasticity, from early life to adulthood, in a rodent ELS model. Moreover, we investigated whether the sensitivity of synaptic plasticity to the stress-hormone corticosterone is altered by exposure to ELS. MATERIALS & METHODS: Male and female Wistar rats were exposed to maternal deprivation (MD) for 24h on postnatal day (P)3 or left undisturbed with their mother (control)...
2016: PloS One
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