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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029248/efficacy-of-nanoencapsulated-thymus-eriocalyx-and-thymus-kotschyanus-essential-oils-by-a-mesoporous-material-mcm-41-against-tetranychus-urticae-acari-tetranychidae
#1
Asgar Ebadollahi, Jalal Jalali Sendi, Alireza Aliakbar
Inspite of well-established potentiality of plant essential oils as biopesticides, their environmentally low persistence is considered as a hindering obstacle for its commercialization. In the present study, chemical composition and toxicity of essential oils isolated from leaves of Thymus eriocalyx and Thymus kotschyanus were evaluated against two-spotted spider mite, Tetranychus urticae. The chemicals present in the crude oil were found to be thymol (28.83%), oleic acid (11.51%), palmitic acid (8.60%), borneol (5...
September 27, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026862/bioefficacy-of-some-egyptian-aromatic-plants-on-culex-pipiens-diptera-culicidae-adults-and-larvae
#2
Elham A El Zayyat, Mohammed I Soliman, Noha A Elleboudy, Shaimaa E Ofaa
BACKGROUND: Protecting the environment from chemical hazards of synthetic insecticides along with offering of new breeding areas for vectors by urbanization indicate the trial of natural insecticides. METHODS: The acetone extracts of Anethum graveolens, Ocimum basilicum and Thymus vulgaris were tested for their insecticidal effect on Culex pipiens adults and larvae in different concentrations depending on the technique used. RESULTS: The extracts were significantly effective in all models used with basil being the best in all tested three techniques (LC50= 0...
March 2017: Journal of Arthropod-borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944427/morphological-changes-in-the-thymus-composition-of-its-cells-and-subpopulations-of-peripheral-blood-lymphocytes-during-experimental-acute-ulcerative-colitis
#3
O V Makarova, E A Postovalova
Morphological changes in the thymus and composition of its cells and peripheral blood lymphocytes were studied in experiments on C57Bl/6 mice with sodium dextran sulfate-induced acute ulcerative colitis. Severe acute ulcerative colitis in rats was accompanied by stage III-IV accidental involution of the thymus. This state was characterized by inversion of the layers, death of thymocytes, and increase in the number and area of thymic corpuscles from CK19(+) epithelial cells. Flow cytofluorometry revealed an increase in the relative number of F4/80(+) macrophages in the thymus stroma and CD4(-)CD8(-)CD45(+)CD11c(+) dendritic cells and CD326(+)UEA(+)CD205(-) epithelial cells in the medulla...
September 25, 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888743/htlv-1-infected-thymic-epithelial-cells-convey-the-virus-to-cd4-t-lymphocytes
#4
Luciana Rodrigues Carvalho Barros, Leandra Linhares-Lacerda, Klaysa Moreira-Ramos, Marcelo Ribeiro-Alves, Maria Cristina Machado Motta, Dumith Chequer Bou-Habib, Wilson Savino
The human T-lymphotropic virus type-1 (HTLV-1) is the causative agent of adult T cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATL) and HTLV-1 associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP). CD4(+)T cells are the main target of HTLV-1, but other cell types are known to be infected, including immature lymphocytes. Developing T cells undergo differentiation in the thymus, through migration and interaction with the thymic microenvironment, in particular with thymic epithelial cells (TEC) the major component of this three dimensional meshwork of non-lymphoid cells...
August 14, 2017: Immunobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855314/il-1%C3%AE-and-il-23-promote-extrathymic-commitment-of-cd27-cd122-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cells-to-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t17-cells
#5
Andreas Muschaweckh, Franziska Petermann, Thomas Korn
γδT17 cells are a subset of γδ T cells committed to IL-17 production and are characterized by the expression of IL-23R and CCR6 and lack of CD27 expression. γδT17 cells are believed to arise within a narrow time window during prenatal thymic development. In agreement with this concept, we show in this study that adult Rag1(-/-) recipient mice of Il23r(gfp/+) (IL-23R reporter) bone marrow selectively lack IL-23R(+) γδT17 cells. Despite their absence in secondary lymphoid tissues during homeostasis, γδT17 cells emerge in bone marrow chimeric mice upon induction of skin inflammation by topical treatment with imiquimod cream (Aldara)...
October 15, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855306/il-23-drives-differentiation-of-peripheral-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-17-t-cells-from-adult-bone-marrow-derived-precursors
#6
Pedro H Papotto, Natacha Gonçalves-Sousa, Nina Schmolka, Andrea Iseppon, Sofia Mensurado, Brigitta Stockinger, Julie C Ribot, Bruno Silva-Santos
Pro-inflammatory interleukin (IL)-17-producing γδ (γδ17) T cells are thought to develop exclusively in the thymus during fetal/perinatal life, as adult bone marrow precursors fail to generate γδ17 T cells under homeostatic conditions. Here, we employ a model of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) in which hematopoiesis is reset by bone marrow transplantation and demonstrate unequivocally that Vγ4(+) γδ17 T cells can develop de novo in draining lymph nodes in response to innate stimuli...
August 30, 2017: EMBO Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814669/neonatal-and-adult-recent-thymic-emigrants-produce-il-8-and-express-complement-receptors-cr1-and-cr2
#7
Marcin L Pekalski, Arcadio Rubio García, Ricardo C Ferreira, Daniel B Rainbow, Deborah J Smyth, Meghavi Mashar, Jane Brady, Natalia Savinykh, Xaquin Castro Dopico, Sumiyya Mahmood, Simon Duley, Helen E Stevens, Neil M Walker, Antony J Cutler, Frank Waldron-Lynch, David B Dunger, Claire Shannon-Lowe, Alasdair J Coles, Joanne L Jones, Chris Wallace, John A Todd, Linda S Wicker
The maintenance of peripheral naive T lymphocytes in humans is dependent on their homeostatic division, not continuing emigration from the thymus, which undergoes involution with age. However, postthymic maintenance of naive T cells is still poorly understood. Previously we reported that recent thymic emigrants (RTEs) are contained in CD31+CD25- naive T cells as defined by their levels of signal joint T cell receptor rearrangement excision circles (sjTRECs). Here, by differential gene expression analysis followed by protein expression and functional studies, we define that the naive T cells having divided the least since thymic emigration express complement receptors (CR1 and CR2) known to bind complement C3b- and C3d-decorated microbial products and, following activation, produce IL-8 (CXCL8), a major chemoattractant for neutrophils in bacterial defense...
August 17, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802114/embryonic-and-fetal-morphology-in-the-lowland-paca-cuniculus-paca-a-precocial-hystricomorph-rodent
#8
Hani Rocha El Bizri, Frederico Ozanan Barros Monteiro, Rafael Dos Santos de Andrade, João Valsecchi, Diva Anelie de Araújo Guimarães, Pedro Mayor
In mammals, the embryonic and fetal development of a species has evolved to maximize neonatal survival. In this study, we use a sample of 132 embryos/fetuses of wild lowland paca (Cuniculus paca), obtained over a period of 15 years through collaborative methods with local hunters in the Amazon to describe the intrauterine development of external and internal morphology of this Neotropical rodent. We also compare the newborn survival strategy in this species with other rodents. The crown-rump length (CRL) ranged between 0...
August 3, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776278/expression-of-thyroid-stimulating-hormone-receptors-and-thyroglobulin-in-limbic-regions-in-the-adult-human-brain
#9
Meleshni Naicker, Strinivasen Naidoo
Expression of the human thyroid-specific proteins, thyroid-stimulating hormone receptor (TSH-R) and thyroglobulin (TG) in non-thyroid tissue is well-documented. TSH-R has been identified in the heart, kidney, bone, pituitary, adipose tissue, skin and astrocyte cultures. TG has been identified in the skin, thymus and kidney. However, none of those previous studies had identified TSH-R or TG in specific human brain regions. Previously, a pilot study conducted by our group on normal adult human brain demonstrated TSH-R and TG in cortical neurons and cerebral vasculature, respectively, within various brain areas...
August 3, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754679/adaptive-from-innate-human-ifn-%C3%AE-cd4-t-cells-can-arise-directly-from-cxcl8-producing-recent-thymic-emigrants-in-babies-and-adults
#10
Abhishek Das, Kevin Rouault-Pierre, Shraddha Kamdar, Iria Gomez-Tourino, Kristie Wood, Ian Donaldson, Charles A Mein, Dominique Bonnet, Adrian C Hayday, Deena L Gibbons
We recently demonstrated that the major effector function of neonatal CD4(+) T cells is to produce CXCL8, a prototypic cytokine of innate immune cells. In this article, we show that CXCL8 expression, prior to proliferation, is common in newly arising T cells (so-called "recent thymic emigrants") in adults, as well as in babies. This effector potential is acquired in the human thymus, prior to TCR signaling, but rather than describing end-stage differentiation, such cells, whether isolated from neonates or adults, can further differentiate into IFN-γ-producing CD4(+) T cells...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751573/sox10-cells-contribute-to-vascular-development-in-multiple-organs-brief-report
#11
Dong Wang, Fan Wu, Haoyong Yuan, Aijun Wang, Gyeong Jin Kang, Tan Truong, Lu Chen, Andrew S McCallion, Xiaohua Gong, Song Li
OBJECTIVE: Previous genetic lineage tracing studies showed that Sox10(+) cells differentiate into vascular mural cells, limited to neural crest-derived blood vessels in craniofacial tissues, aortic arch, pulmonary arch arteries, brachiocephalic, carotid arteries, and thymus. The purpose of this study was to investigate the contribution of Sox10(+) cells to the vascular development in other tissues and organs and their relationship with neural crest. APPROACH AND RESULTS: Using genetic lineage tracing technique based on Cre/LoxP system, we examined blood vessels in the adult organs of the mice expressing Sox10-Cre/Rosa-LoxP-red fluorescent protein or Wnt1-Cre/Rosa-LoxP-red fluorescent protein by immunohistological analysis...
September 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748255/cellular-and-subcellular-localization-of-adp-ribosylation-factor-6-in-mouse-peripheral-tissues
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Osamu Katsumata, Momoko Mori, Yusuke Sawane, Tomoko Niimura, Akiko Ito, Hirotsugu Okamoto, Masahiro Fukaya, Hiroyuki Sakagami
ADP-ribosylation factor 6 (Arf6) is a small GTPase that regulates endosomal trafficking and actin cytoskeleton remodeling. In the present study, we comprehensively examined the cellular and subcellular localization of Arf6 in adult mouse peripheral tissues by immunofluorescence and immunoelectron microscopy using the heat-induced antigen retrieval method with Tris-EDTA buffer (pH 9.0). Marked immunolabeling of Arf6 was observed particularly in epithelial cells of several tissues including the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, trachea, kidney, epididymis, oviduct, and uterus...
July 26, 2017: Histochemistry and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734739/serum-levels-of-squamous-cell-carcinoma-antigens-1-and-2-reflect-disease-severity-and-clinical-type-of-atopic-dermatitis-in-adult-patients
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Tomoko Okawa, Yukie Yamaguchi, Kenzen Kou, Junya Ono, Yoshinori Azuma, Noriko Komitsu, Yusuke Inoue, Masumi Kohno, Setsuko Matsukura, Takeshi Kambara, Shoichiro Ohta, Kenji Izuhara, Michiko Aihara
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have indicated that serum levels of squamous cell carcinoma antigen (SCCA) 1 and 2 induced by type 2 cytokines such as IL-4 and IL-13, are increased in patients with atopic dermatitis (AD). However, no clinical studies have analyzed serum levels of SCCA2 in larger series of AD patients or their association with various clinical characteristics. This study was performed to clarify whether serum levels of SCCA2 are associated with disease severity and clinical phenotypes of adult AD patients...
July 19, 2017: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707128/thymectomy-is-a-beneficial-therapy-for-patients-with-non-thymomatous-ocular-myasthenia-gravis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#14
Kai Zhu, Jiaoxing Li, Xin Huang, Wei Xu, Weibin Liu, Jiaxin Chen, Pei Chen, Huiyu Feng
Ocular myasthenia gravis, an autoimmune disease, is characterized by extraocular muscle weakness. Myasthenia gravis is closely associated with the functional status of the thymus gland. The efficacy of thymectomy for non-thymomatous ocular myasthenia gravis remains controversial. Here, we present the first systematic review and meta-analysis of studies assessing the outcome of thymectomy in patients with non-thymomatous ocular myasthenia gravis and found that the pooled rate of complete stable remission was 0...
July 13, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686710/autoimmunity-and-allergy-control-in-adults-submitted-to-complete-thymectomy-early-in-infancy
#15
Susana L Silva, Adriana Albuquerque, Andreia J Amaral, Quan-Zhen Li, Catarina Mota, Rémi Cheynier, Rui M M Victorino, M Conceição Pereira-Santos, Ana E Sousa
The contribution of the decline in thymic activity for the emergence of autoimmunity is still debatable. Immune-competent adults submitted to complete thymectomy early in life provide a unique model to address this question. We applied here strict criteria to identify adults lacking thymic activity based on sjTREC levels, to exclude thymic rebound and/or ectopic thymuses. In agreement, they featured severe naïve CD4 T-cell depletion and contraction of T-cell receptor diversity. Notwithstanding this, there was neither increased incidence of autoimmune disease in comparison with age-matched controls nor significant changes in their IgG/IgA/IgM/IgE autoreactivity profiles, as assessed through extensive arrays...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659930/functional-and-homeostatic-impact-of-age-related-changes-in-lymph-node-stroma
#16
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Heather L Thompson, Megan J Smithey, Charles D Surh, Janko Nikolich-Žugich
Adults over 65 years of age are more vulnerable to infectious disease and show poor responses to vaccination relative to those under 50. A complex set of age-related changes in the immune system is believed to be largely responsible for these defects. These changes, collectively termed immune senescence, encompass alterations in both the innate and adaptive immune systems, in the microenvironments where immune cells develop or reside, and in soluble factors that guide immune homeostasis and function. While age-related changes in primary lymphoid organs (bone marrow, and, in particular, the thymus, which involutes in the first third of life) have been long appreciated, changes affecting aging secondary lymphoid organs, and, in particular, aging lymph nodes (LNs) have been less well characterized...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659353/alterations-in-the-thymic-selection-threshold-skew-the-self-reactivity-of-the-tcr-repertoire-in-neonates
#17
Mengqi Dong, Patricio Artusa, Stephanie A Kelly, Marilaine Fournier, Troy A Baldwin, Judith N Mandl, Heather J Melichar
Neonatal and adult T cells differ in their effector functions. Although it is known that cell-intrinsic differences in mature T cells contribute to this phenomenon, the factors involved remain unclear. Given emerging evidence that the binding strength of a TCR for self-peptide presented by MHC (self-pMHC) impacts T cell function, we sought to determine whether altered thymic selection influences the self-reactivity of the TCR repertoire during ontogeny. We found that conventional and regulatory T cell subsets in the thymus of neonates and young mice expressed higher levels of cell surface CD5, a surrogate marker for TCR avidity for self-pMHC, as compared with their adult counterparts, and this difference in self-reactivity was independent of the germline bias of the neonatal TCR repertoire...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645519/the-repellent-efficacy-of-eleven-essential-oils-against-adult-dermacentor-reticulatus-ticks
#18
Katarína Štefanidesová, Ľudovít Škultéty, Olivier A E Sparagano, Eva Špitalská
Dermacentor reticulatus ticks are among the most important arthropod vectors of zoonotic disease agents in Europe. Eleven essential oils, namely basil (Ocimum basilicum), bergamot (Citrus bergamia), clove bud (Syzygium aromaticum), citronella (Cymbopogon winterianus), creeping thyme (Thymus serpyllum), lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), lemon-scented gum (Corymbia citriodora), marjoram (Origanum majorana), peppermint (Mentha piperita), spearmint (M. spicata), and red thyme (Thymus vulgaris) were tested for repellency against adult D...
August 2017: Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608859/residua-of-thymus-in-the-mediastinum-clinical-aspects-cadaveric-study
#19
Ewa Mizia, Wiesława Klimek-Piotrowska, Jarosław Kużdżał, Tomasz Konopka, Monika Lis, Juliusz Pankowski, Artur Pasternak, Jarosław Zawiliński, Andrzej Wrona
The main goal of this study was to investigate possible residua of thymic tissue in 100 adult cadavers with no thoracic pathology known before, by dissection of standard locations of thymic tissue in perithyroid, periaortic, peritracheal and retrotracheal spaces, as well as areas located next to the course of phrenic, vagus and left recurrent laryngeal nerves. Thus obtained tissue samples were studied by two pathologists independently. The remnants of the thymic tissue were found in 61 out of 100 specimens studied...
2017: Folia Medica Cracoviensia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559356/thymic-epithelial-cells-require-p53-to-support-their-long-term-function-in-thymopoiesis-in-mice
#20
Pedro M Rodrigues, Ana R Ribeiro, Chiara Perrod, Jonathan J M Landry, Leonor Araújo, Isabel Pereira-Castro, Vladimir Benes, Alexandra Moreira, Helena Xavier-Ferreira, Catarina Meireles, Nuno L Alves
Thymic epithelial cells (TECs) provide crucial microenvironments for T-cell development and tolerance induction. As the regular function of the thymus declines with age, it is of fundamental and clinical relevance to decipher new determinants that control TEC homeostasis in vivo. Beyond its recognized tumor suppressive function, p53 controls several immunoregulatory pathways. To study the cell-autonomous role of p53 in thymic epithelium functioning, we developed and analyzed mice with conditional inactivation of Trp53 in TECs (p53cKO)...
July 27, 2017: Blood
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